Injuries reported after lightning strikes at Tour Championship golf tournament

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailnobtis/iStock(ATLANTA) —  At least six people were injured and play was suspended on Saturday afternoon at the Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta when lightning struck at the 16th hole of the golf course, officials said.The injured were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and taken to nearby hospitals after a pop-up storm developed and at least two lightning bolts hit the East Lake Golf Club as NBC was broadcasting the Professional Golf Association tournament.PGA officials suspended the third round of the Tour Championship for the day at 4:17 p.m. due to inclement weather. About a half-hour later, two lightning strikes hit the golf course, according to PGA officials.One of the lightning bolts hit a tree near the 15th green and 16th tee of the golf course and people standing nearby were struck by debris, according to a report on the PGA website.ESPN reported that lightning struck the top of a tree near the 15th green and 16th tee and shattered bark all the way to the bottom.“I felt a little bit of pressure and lightning struck. It was probably about 200 yards away,” a spectator who witnessed the lightning strike told ABC affiliate station WSB-TV in Atlanta.xFour adult males and a juvenile were seeking shelter near a tree when lightning hit the tree, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.A spokesman for the DeKalb County fire department said there were six patients.Paramedics treated the people injured and ambulances took them to hospitals for additional medical attention.PGA officials stopped play for the day and said the tournament would resume at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Sunday.“The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance. We will provide further updates as they become available,” the PGA said in a statement.At the time the play suspended, American Justin Thomas was leading the tournament by one stroke over Rory McIlroy of Ireland and Brooks Koepka of the United States.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img August 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Injuries reported after lightning strikes at Tour Championship golf tournamentlast_img read more

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Visit Advent on Plitvice Lakes and Korenica

first_imgWe are counting down to Christmas and New Year, and this year the Advent program in the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes offers you various activities and attractions that you can complete your visit to the natural beauties of this area. All events are open to the public, free of charge and everyone is welcome to a happy December in the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes !!! The happy month ends with a double celebration of the New Year in Korenica. First at noon with a welcome for the youngest and a special program, and in the evening at a big celebration with a GS band and fun until the early morning hours. The snow has fallen and we have been witnessing magical scenes from Plitvice Lakes for days, and fun activities in December at Plitvice Lakes and Korenica last until the New Year’s celebration. In addition to sports pleasures, a super event will be held on Friday, December 21st “Party 65+” which will bring together seniors for a merry holiday celebration starting at 13 p.m. A new big attraction that will attract many visitors is the open skating rink in Mukinje, which will be open until January 15. Joyful little skaters gather at the rink every day, and those a little bigger in the mood for more adrenaline enjoy the ski resort and toboggan run. The day after that, on Saturday morning, December 22, a gathering was organized in front of the City Library in Korenica with Christmas songs, mulled wine and sausages for all citizens and visitors.last_img read more

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NTL Live Stream – Day Three

first_imgThere’ll be plenty more exciting games live streamed from C.ex Coffs International Stadium on day three of the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League.To join us, please click on the links below:Live stream – Day Three (Friday, 14 March)9.40am – NSW Scorpions v NSW Rebels (Women’s Elite Eight) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ-8V7UZn_Q 10.30am – NSW Country Mavericks v QLD Chiefs (Women’s Elite Eight)           – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV0bO43YEQ4 11.30am – NSW Scorpions v NSW Rebels (Men’s Elite Eight) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4JvPfT4B-M 12.20pm – NSW Country Mavericks v Queensland Chiefs (Men’s Elite Eight) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6vQMdE3PaM                                                                                                 1.10pm – Sydney Rebels v Sydney Mets (Mixed Open) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3y4HB4gBLY 2.00pm – QLD Chiefs v QLD South Stingrays (Women’s Elite Eight) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJlxm1BC-tw 3.00pm – QLD Outlaws v Alliance (Women’s Elite Eight)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V30C9GNqqcs 3.50pm – QLD Chiefs v QLD South Stingrays (Men’s Elite Eight)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q5iWmR3U2M 4.40pm – QLD Outlaws v Alliance (Men’s Elite Eight)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmJBEY2u–M Related LinksLive Stream Day 3last_img read more

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AER says 260billion energy cleanup estimate based on worstcase scenario

first_imgCALGARY – The Alberta Energy Regulator is apologizing for estimating it would cost $260 billion to clean up after the provincial oil and gas industry.The sector’s accumulated environmental liability is currently estimated at $58.65 billion, less than one quarter of the presented number, it said in a statement Thursday.“The numbers are staggering — $260 billion in total liability, which is $200 billion more than we have consistently reported,” it stated.“This particular estimate was created for a presentation to try and hammer home the message to industry that the current liability system needs improvement. While the message to address liability is important, the numbers were not validated and were based on a hypothetical worst-case scenario.“Using these estimates was an error in judgement and one we deeply regret.”The $260 billion is mentioned in speaking notes for a presentation in February by Robert Wadsworth, the AER’s vice-president of closure and liability, as initially obtained by the National Observer after a request under freedom of information legislationThe AER provided the same documents to The Canadian Press on Thursday.In a graphic illustrated by a huge cartoon bag of money, the presentation estimates Alberta’s liabilities at $130 billion for mining projects, $100 billion for conventional oil and gas and steam-driven oilsands, and $30 billion for pipelines.“The money bags are to scale,” it says. “There is a bag for security, it is just very hard to see.”Issues emerging from the presentation are being examined by Environment Minister Shannon Phillips, said Premier Rachel Notley on Thursday.“It’s a problem that has accrued over, I guess now we’d be talking 47 years, but it’s not one that happened overnight and, unfortunately, it’s not one that we can fix overnight,” she told reporters.She said the government is having talks with industry about the situation and is taking care to avoid approving projects that will add to the liabilities going forward.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.With a file from Dean Bennett in Edmontonlast_img read more

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Modi in Kedarnath to visit Badrinath on Sunday

first_imgDehradun: Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Early in the day, Modi arrived at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and took a helicopter to Kedarnath. He was wearing a grey suit with a pahari cap and a saffron gamchha around his waist. Alighting from the chopper, he headed straight to the holy shrine, where he offered special prayers to Lord Shiva. Modi also reviewed the reconstruction work in Kedarnath, which was extensively damaged in the June 2013 deluge. The Prime Minister will spend the night here and will fly to Badrinath on Sunday. He would return to New Delhi later on Sunday. Security has been tightened around both the shrines in view of the Prime Minister’s visit, said Ashok Kumar, Director General (Law and Order). This is the Prime Minister’s fourth visit to Kedarnath in the past two years. In 2017, he visited it once in May after its gate were opened following a six-month winter break and again in October, before the temple again closed for winters. He last offered prayers at the temple on Diwali in November.last_img read more

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Libya coastguard rescues 84 migrants at sea

first_imgTRIPOLI – Libya’s coastguard has rescued 84 illegal immigrants from Africa in the sea off Tripoli, Lana news agency quoted a maritime official as saying on Thursday.“The Libyan coastguard supported by special forces of the Navy rescued 84 illegal migrants of various African nationalities whose boat had broken down in the sea north of Tripoli” late on Wednesday, the official said.“All of the migrants are healthy and have been transferred to the (western) port of Zawiya where they were handed over to agencies that fight illegal immigration.” On Tuesday nearly 100 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa escaped from a detention centre at Gharyan in southwestern Libya. Seventy-five of them were subsequently arrested.With a 1,770-kilometre (1,100 miles) coastline, Libya is a favoured country of transit for would-be migrants from southern and western Africa seeking to reach Europe in search of a better life.But the journey is frequently perilous, and hundreds of Africans have drowned in the Mediterranean en route for Europe this month alone. Hundreds have also been rescued.last_img read more

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Arsenal legends It would be a mistake to let Ramsey leave

first_imgArsenal legends Sol Campbell and Robert Pires have urged the club to agree on a new deal with Aaron RamseyThe Welsh midfielder’s current contract will expire next summer with fresh terms for an extension yet to be agreed on.Last season saw Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere all enter the 12 months of their contracts with just one of three players still at the team this season.And Ramsey, who has now reportedly caught the interest of Real Madrid, is in a similar situation and appears set to end a decade-long stay at the Emirates.Campbell told Standard Sport: “It is worrying. Rambo’s a fantastic player, a great guy. It’s a shame but it’s a recurring situation at Arsenal.“Ozil took a long time, Sanchez as well and then he went. Ramsey’s a top player, losing him for free would be a mistake.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Pires agreed with his old teammate and added: “I don’t know what’s happening at the end of the season. Maybe he will extend, maybe not.“He’s a great player, he’s been at Arsenal for a long time. He scores a lot of goals and is important to the squad.“Aaron needs to talk with the board and find a good solution for him and for Arsenal.”Both Pires and Campbell were a part of the famous “Invincibles” Arsenal team that went the entire 2003/04 Premier League season unbeaten.Nowadays, the duo have hung up their boots and have entered coaching. Pires works as a coach back at Arsenal, while Campbell has reportedly agreed to help out with the England U21 coaching set-up.last_img read more

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La Liga wont stop trying to play league match in US

first_imgLa Liga thanks FC Barcelona for their willingness to cooperate once everybody agrees upon terms and announces that the US project will continue.The Spanish league released a statement in response to FC Barcelona dropping out of the Miami match against Girona FC, and despite ardent opposition, will continue with plans to play a league match overseas. FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he would block La Liga’s plans to play a match in the United States and the Association of Spanish Footballers spoke out against the plan from Relevent – the company that created the International Champions Cup.“From La Liga, we want to congratulate FC Barcelona and Girona FC for their willingness to be pioneers in the voluntary intention to play a La Liga match outside of Spain,” the statement read, as translated by Goal.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“The La Liga project with Relevent, signed for 15 years, continues. From the first moment we stated that participation in the game is voluntary and if FC Barcelona expresses its voluntary wish not to attend, this game scheduled in Miami cannot be held on the agreed date.“From La Liga, we regret, as it could not be otherwise, the disappointment that may occur among our fans in the USA. We want to convey to all of them that, in the shortest possible time, La Liga will play an official match in the USA, just like the major American leagues [NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL] outside their borders.last_img read more

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