Garcia out in front in Denver

first_imgSergio Garcia shot an impressive 64 on Friday to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the BMW Championship in Denver. The course at Cherry Hills Village had expected to yield some low scores and – while scoring was more difficult than expected on Thursday – Garcia and Ryan Palmer both managed to go six under in their second rounds. That left Palmer one shot behind Garcia on seven under and on course to get the high finish he needs to qualify for next week’s Tour Championship and have a chance to win the FedEx Cup. Press Associationcenter_img Both men will be looking over their shoulder, though, after world number one Rory McIlroy finished with three birdies in his last four holes to sit on six under alongside Billy Horschel. The top 30 in the FedEx Cup rankings after this weekend will go to Atlanta next week where the points will be reset so every player has a chance of claiming the 10million US dollar (£6.1million) bonus. Garcia birdied the second but his round came to life on seven when, after leaving his drive in the rough just short of a bunker, he holed his 126-yard approach for eagle. A bogey followed on eight but birdies on 11, 13, 16 and the last – courtesy of a breaking 12-foot putt – saw him come home in 32. Palmer remarkably also eagled the seventh, holing his second shot from 46 yards after birdies on one and three and a bogey on five. The American also bogeyed 10 but picked up shots on 13,14, 17 and 18 to be Garcia’s nearest challenger and stay on target to play next week. Palmer was the only player who was not in the top 30 of the FedEx Cup rankings coming into this week to have provisionally broken into that group but there is potential for that to change with there being no cut in Colorado. McIlroy picked up a shot on two but gave it back on five before he came to life with birdies on 15, 16 and 17. Graham DeLaet, Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama were a shot behind McIlroy and Horschel, with Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott on three under. Current FedEx Cup leader Chris Kirk shot a level-par 70 to sit one over. last_img read more

Fire destroys historic Iron Market in Haiti

first_imgFire engulfed the Iron Market in February 2018. Fire destroyed the historic “Iron Market” in Haiti with President Jovenel Moise saying the police were already carrying out investigations to determine the cause of the blaze that destroyed a building that dates back to 1891.Several lose livelihood“The news of the Iron Market fire … saddens me a lot. I think of all those who have lost their livelihoods. Police authorities are already working to shed light on this drama,” Moise said indicating that it would cost approximately US$7-million seven to rebuild the facility.The former Commander-in-Chief of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), Mario Andrésol, said the origin of the fire of a public market in Haiti is rarely accidental.Source of fire – political or criminal“It is either political or criminal. The antagonistic groups that cluster around municipal cartels easily make it possible to go up the criminal chain. Politics is something else,” he added, while the Speaker of the Senate, Joseph Lambert, said he was disgusted and dismayed at the fire.“The Iron Market is burned. Can human beings think a crime like this?” he said, as former president Michel Martelly and former prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, also expressed their disappointment at the situation.Market dates back to 1890sAccording to residents, a pile of garbage that was set on fire vacant lot near the market, could have spread and cause the destruction of the historic market that dates back to the 1890s Former Haitian president, Florvil Hyppolite inaugurated the building in 1891 after it was shipped in pieces from Paris.The Marche en Fer, or Iron Market, market was damaged by fire in 2008 and then completely destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. It was rebuilt with international help and re-opened by former US President Bill Clinton in 2011.last_img read more

Ghana Excludes Horse-Placenta Healer For 2013 AFCON

first_imgMariana Kovacevic will not be part of the Ghana delegation at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.The Serbian traditional healer has been part of the Black Stars set up for recent tournaments as an auxiliary medical staff.Koavcevic is renowned for her specialized horse placenta treatement which accelerates the recovery of injured athletes.She was first brought on board for the 2010 World Cup after being introduced by ex Ghana coach and compatriot Milovan Rajevac.It was based on her excellent works in South Africa – notably for getting influential Kevin-Prince Boateng fit for matches after suffering several knocks – that she was again contracted for the Nations Cup in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.Kovacevic remarkably got Asamoah Gyan fit for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations after a four-hour session when the Al Ain striker was originally ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring injury. She has also been credited for the accelerated recovery of Yossi Benayoun, Nigel De Jong, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and Robin Van Persie in the past.The Black Stars’ medical team led by Dr. Adam Baba have however decided the Serb’s services will not be required for the 2013 AFCON which kicks off on January 19.Ghana is drawn in Group B which will be based in Port Elizabeth alongside Mali, Niger and DR Congo.The Black Stars open their bid to end a 31-year wait for an African title against the Congolese on January 20 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.last_img read more