Masters moments: Ian Woosnam wins in 1991 and gets a lift from caddie ‘Wobbly’ | Golf News

first_imgWe continue our look back through the Augusta archives by remembering Ian Woosnam’s dramatic victory at The Masters in 1991. As the countdown continues towards the delayed 2020 Masters, we take you back to 1991 at Augusta National and Ian Woosnam’s maiden major triumph.Woosnam arrived for his fourth Masters appearance ranked second in the world behind defending champion Nick Faldo, and with five top-10 finishes to his name in major championships.The Welshman was five off the pace after an opening-round 72, but he responded with an impressive 62 on day two which got him within two strokes of the halfway leader, and home favourite, Tom Watson. 2:25 Woosnam receives the green jacket from Nick Faldo Woosnam receives the green jacket from Nick Faldo

CASC Symposium on Youth and Violence underway at the Public Service Training Centre

first_imgLocalNews CASC Symposium on Youth and Violence underway at the Public Service Training Centre by: – August 8, 2011 38 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Participants at the CASC Youth Symposium.Over seventy-five youths from across the Caribbean Region are today participating in a Youth and Violence Symposium, which has been organized by the Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council (CASC) and sponsored by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.According to the organizers, the symposium was organized in an attempt to combat youth idleness by providing an avenue for young people to contribute to their personal growth through skills, develop meaningful service to their community and healthy lifestyles.Chief Youth Officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Mr. Jules Pascal, while addressing the symposium, referred to the period of being young as one of the most difficult periods in one’s life.Cheif Youth Officer, Mr. Jules Pascal addressing the symposium this morning.“Youth is a period in an individual’s life that is probably the most difficult. It is considered the most difficult because that is the time that the individual is in transition, it is difficult because that is the period when the young person wants to develop his or her own identity, it is a period where the young person is propelled into moving from childhood to adulthood and that is a difficult transition. I say it is difficult because during that period one has to grapple with a lot of difficulties and a lot of challenges,” he said.Mr. Pascal also described this period as one which is misunderstood as a result of the changes one encounters.“Youth is also one of the most misunderstood periods in an individual’s life. I say misunderstood because during that time many changes are taking place and even the youths themselves have difficulty in understanding that period of transition; it is misunderstood and it is misinterpreted.  Dr. Francis Severin addressing the symposium this morning.Meantime Dr. Francis Severin, Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dominica, also addressed the symposium on the topic ‘Society and How It Is Affected by Youth Violence.’In his deliberation, he quoted the lyrics of reggae superstar Bob Marley’s “Coming in from the Cold”, to highlight to the youths that although their circumstances may be difficult they should not resort to violence.“Would you allow your circumstances to cause you to kill your brother man, or rape, or steal, counterfeit, forge? Would you let the system cause you to do these things? The response should be a resounding NO!”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Decision day: Cycling body to rule on Lance Armstrong’s Tour de France wins

first_imgHis reputation already in tatters after a lifetime ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Lance Armstrong finds out Monday whether he will be scrubbed from the record books for the seven feats that made him a cycling legend.The International Cycling Union, the sport’s governing body, is set to rule on the agency’s recommendation that Armstrong be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.Armstrong’s story — that of a cancer survivor who tamed the grueling three-week race not once, not twice, but more than any other cyclist before or since — made him a household name.Then came this month’s finding by the USADA of “overwhelming” evidence that he was involved as a professional cyclist in “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program.”The agency then announced it would ban Armstrong from the sport for life and strip him of his results dating from 1998. The decision wiped out 14 years of his career.The International Olympic Committee also is reviewing the evidence and could revoke Armstrong’s bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Games. Should the International Cycling Union concur with the USADA’s recommendation, it will be up to the organizers of the Tour de France whether it will nominate alternate winners for the 1999-2005 tours. The Amaury Sport Organisation, which runs the 21-day event, has said it will decide after the ruling.If Armstrong’s name is expunged, it will leave Greg LeMond as the only American to win the tour. He did so in 1986, 1989, and 1990.Armstrong, 41, has consistently denied the allegations.In the past, Armstrong argued that he has taken more than 500 drug tests and never failed. In its 202-page report, the USADA said it had tested Armstrong less than 60 times and the UCI conducted about 215 tests. The international cycling agency goes by its French acronym.“Thus the number of actual controls on Mr. Armstrong over the years appears to have been considerably fewer than the number claimed by Armstrong and his lawyers,” the USADA said. The agency didn’t say that Armstrong ever failed one of those tests, only that his former teammates testified as to how they beat tests or avoided the test administrators altogether. Several riders also said team officials seemed to know when random drug tests were coming, the report said.Speaking to participants in his cancer-fighting foundation’s annual Ride for the Roses in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, Armstrong said, “People ask me a lot how are you doing. And I tell them I’ve been better, but I’ve also been worse.”In his brief remarks to the crowd, Armstrong didn’t mention the recent findings by the USADA.He stepped down last week as chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, but said he will continue to be involved. Some of the foundation’s donors are furious over the scandal, and want their money back.“We will not be deterred,” Armstrong said Friday night at the organization’s 15th anniversary celebration in Austin, Texas. “We will move forward.” The controversy also has taken its toll on Armstrong’s endorsement deals.On the same day he stepped away from the leadership of his foundation, Nike, which initially stood by Armstrong, dropped him with a terse statement citing what it called “seemingly insurmountable evidence” that he participated in doping.Hours later, brewery giant Anheuser-Busch followed suit, saying it would let Armstrong’s contract expire at the end of the year. Nike and Anheuser-Busch said they still planned to support Livestrong and its initiatives.Professional cycling couldn’t escape the backlash either as Dutch bank Rabobank announced it is to end its sponsorship of pro cycling teams in the wake of the doping scandal.last_img read more