PCP: Tiger’s ‘true’ story?

first_imgBraun: If the National Enquirer can make up its own “true story” about what happened at 2:30 a.m. outside Tiger Woods’ residence last week, then so can I.Here’s what really happened:Tiger got home at about 12:20 a.m. from what he claims to be a poker match with some of his buds down the street. He was simply hanging out with Shaq and friends when the Diesel made Woods an offer he couldn’t refuse.You see, Shaq runs a secret fight club, much like the one seen in the popular film. But what Tiger didn’t expect was Shaq’s next offer.“Fight me, and I’ll give you $1 million,” the Diesel proposed.Now Tiger, never one to back down from a challenge, took the big man’s wager. He lost. Big time.Stumbling home bloody and bruised, Woods went up to his room where his wife discovered him cleaning blood off his driver. Upon seeing his beat up face, she ripped the club from his hands, and Tiger wasn’t too happy. “Wasn’t last time bad enough?” she asked.In a fit of rage, Tiger took a 9-iron and began hitting balls from his front lawn to prove his power to his wife. When she came outside, however, he realized he was out of golf balls and left to go to pick up some more. That’s when he smashed into the hydrant and tree, and that’s when his wife smashed the car window.If you know anything about the film, it’s fairly obvious why Tiger hasn’t spoken out about this incident: “The first rule of Fight Club is you don’t talk about Fight Club.” Just let the man be.Bleach:People in this world are so cynical.So Tiger Woods was reportedly seen with another woman, crashed his car at 2:30 in the morning and had his wife smashing the back of the SUV with a golf club?Why would you assume he is having an affair?Don’t you know what day it was?He got into a car accident because he was rushing to do some shopping for Black Friday. See, even rich people like good deals. I’m sure he could get another yacht on the cheap, or he was hoping to buy some Nike golf balls at a buy-one-get-one-free sale at Dick’s Sporting Goods.His wife going all Albert Pujols on the car window? She simply wanted to remind him to get her a titanium iron set that was half off until 4 a.m.Tiger is the victim in this whole situation.He is a victim of our awful capitalist society that promotes extreme consumerism as the only way to live. Tiger simply measured his self worth by the amount of goods he can get on sale.Can he really be blamed for that?In a way, crashing into that tree will be a blessing for Tiger. He will finally learn to slow life down. Now he can just focus on his golf, instead of being bogged down in material possessions.Black Friday can cause as much pain as it does pleasure. Tiger learned a hard but valuable life lesson last weekend.Do your Christmas shopping online next time.last_img read more

Students react negatively to debit card fees

first_imgThe USC Credit Union said it will not impose fees on customers for debit card transactions after national banks announced last Thursday they would begin charging customers a monthly fee for using their debit cards.Fees · Some Bank of America customers said they will switch to USC Credit Union as a result of the newly imposed fees on debit card customers. – Megan Harmon | Daily TrojanBank of America, Corp. said it will charge $5 for every month certain customers (who have not yet been determined) who make transactions with their debit cards. Though Bank of America is the latest to come forth with new charges, other banks, including JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co., are also experimenting with a similar $3 charge.Michael Kim, USC Credit Union chief marketing officer, said as a non-profit financial cooperative USC Credit Union will not impose fees on its debit card customers.“USC Credit Union does not and has no plans to implement debit card fees,” Kim said. “As a non-profit financial cooperative, we strive to provide the best financial products and services to our members at lower cost than banks. That includes free debit card use, no monthly fees on our Cardinal Checking account with no minimum balance or direct deposit requirements.”Two-thirds of Americans use debit cards more frequently than credit cards, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. When asked how they would react to a $5 fee, 66 percent said they would change payment methods.Though Bank of America claims the cost is justified because it covers fraud and overdraft protection fees, the Federal Reserve says 21 cents is a realistic fee for a debit card sale.USC Credit Union expects to see an increase in customers because of the new fees at other banks, Kim said.“Based on these recent news items, we certainly expect to see an increase in new accounts and we’re focusing efforts to further promote membership to the Trojan Family,” Kim said.Rachel King, a senior majoring in psychology, said she used to own a USC Credit Union card and a debit card, but canceled her debit card account after her bank began charging for transactions.“I had both a [USC] Credit Union card and a debit card from my bank in Hawaii and then my bank in Hawaii started charging me extra fees so I’m solely a [USC] Credit Union customer now,” King said.Though debit cards are more convenient, increased debit card fees can become a burden for college students, said Marisa Fentis, a senior majoring in psychology.“It’s frustrating because with a debit card, it’s easier to keep track of what you’re spending, but with a credit card it’s easier to spend more and makes it more difficult to pay off,” Fentis said. “Banks are already randomly charging me fees for things I don’t know about, and as a working college student, I can’t afford to pay small fees like that.”Kamil Massod, a junior majoring in biochemistry, said the fees are minimal and she will likely stay with Bank of America.“If I were to spend $500 on something, five more dollars is 1 percent of that, so it’s not as big of a deal,” Massod said. The benefits of using it outweigh the cost. I’ll probably still keep my [Bank of America] account for larger purchases.”last_img read more

Rolex 24 at Daytona: Fernando Alonso’s team wins after race ends early due to rain

first_imgWe won the @Rolex24Hours !!!! @BMWMotorsport @BMWUSARacing #BMWTeamRLL pic.twitter.com/eSYAkhXFhM— Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (@RLLracing) January 27, 2019The 24-hour race ended a few minutes early due to poor weather conditions and was red flagged twice because of rain. The majority of the final eight hours was run under a yellow flag. The results were determined after 23 hours and 10 minutes.Nasr and his team finished second, while Alexander Rossi’s team in the No. 7 Acura DPi finished third. “Just an amazing experience — perfect execution for the race,” Alonso said, per BBC. “We were competitive in everything — dry, wet, night, day.”The #Rolex24 is official.Congratulations to our class winners at @DISUpdates, and congrats to @alo_oficial, a winner at Le Mans and now Daytona! pic.twitter.com/R8H087PfYi— Motorsports On NBC (@MotorsportsNBC) January 27, 2019Alonso, who made his debut in the Daytona race last year and finished 38th, became just the third F1 champion to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona after Phil Hill and Mario Andretti, BBC notes. Fernando Alonso earned his first Rolex 24 crown Sunday after leading his No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi team to victory at Daytona International Speedway.Alonso, a two-time Formula 1 champion, was joined by teammates Jordan Taylor, Renger van der Zande and Kamui Kobayashi and they took a clear lead right before the 22-hour mark, pulling away from No. 31 Action Express Racing’s Felix Nasr after he ran wide at Turn 1. last_img read more

Dzumhur qualified for the Main Draw of ATP Masters in Miami

first_imgBH tennis player, Damir Dzumhur, will play in the man part of the ATP Tournament of Master series in Miami, worth 5.38 million dollars.In the final round of qualifications, Dzumhur won against Mato Delic with 6:4, 6:2.128 players will be in the main draw of Masters in Miami.(Source: fokus.ba/ Photo: oslobodjenje.ba)last_img

Sunday Blog: Is the Confederate Flag controversy really about racism?

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (17) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Forever · 267 weeks ago Bravo! Very well said. Report Reply 0 replies · active 267 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 267 weeks ago Where can I buy a one. Report Reply 0 replies · active 267 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Larry · 267 weeks ago My problem what will they go after next that they are not happy with. It is a slippery slope and they will not be happy until they ruin this country. Report Reply 1 reply · active 267 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Nothing to see here · 267 weeks ago I love the “tell me where I can buy one” crowd. The person that is that passionate and attached to a flag yet completely dismisses someone else’s perspective as if it’s childish and petty. I’ve heard Caucasian males cry reverse discrimination for a decade and have always invited them to spend a day in a black man or any race of woman’s shoes. Man, it must be a horrible existence being a privileged white man in America. Oh the horror. Report Reply 1 reply · active 267 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down Rodney King · 267 weeks ago Why can’t we all just get along? Report Reply 0 replies · active 267 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 267 weeks ago I decided early in life there are certain things i would rather not look at again. For instance, mangled bodies in a car accident. So, i try to not look unless i have to. Now, if one has a rainbow sticker or flag, they’re labeled. A flag is merely an emblem, a sign. You don’t have to look. And no twist of the senses can deny you the sweet smell of success in life through hard work and prudent choice. Ive fallen, made mistakes and felt disenfranchised, mad and wanting to blame somebody or something. In the end, the answer is always the same: its not about what needs to be changed in the world to suit me, its how *I* needed to change and adapt to it. Pull up your bootstraps, dust yourself off, and succeed on your own merit. We arent entitled to anything and if you dont like something, dont look. Character, grace, and effort are a formidable combination. Report Reply 1 reply · active 267 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 267 weeks ago Gee, I wonder how Wellington citizens will react to this article. (Just kidding, I already know) Report Reply 2 replies · active 267 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down SuCoPride · 267 weeks ago I love how everyone is crying about their free speech being violated. No one is saying you can’t display this flag proudly at your home, or on your car, or on your hat, or that tacky t-shirt…etc. You are free to do so as you please. They are simply asking that it not be flown in official purposes for the state/nation, and I think that is the sound decision. Whether it means this to you or not, for many it has become a symbol of hate, and it is used in such a manner. I’ve always found it odd that the flag of the defeated has been flown in any official capacity at all. Yes, it has a historical significance, but in my opinion it has no CURRENT significance. Report Reply 2 replies · active 266 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Deanne · 267 weeks ago SuCoPride, then why is the Gettysburg Civil War Museum no longer carry items that only depict the Confederate flag by itself, for Heavens sake it is a part of the CIVIL WAR, can’t change history. You can buy nazi flags but not one that is part of American history. I find the rainbow flag offensive, what are the chances of banning that one? Report Reply 1 reply · active 267 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — I remember the flag controversy in South Carolina in 1995. There was a strong debate about taking the  Confederate Flag off the top of the statehouse. The flag had been put up there in the 1960s as part of a celebration of some kind. There were people who wanted it to come down because it had become a symbol of racism, while others wanted it to stay as a symbol of heritage.James JordanBy that time I had lived in Columbia, S.C. a couple of years, and to that point had never noticed the flag up there. It was rather small and up very high, so unless you were looking for it, you would not notice it in most cases. But it did become a point of contention.The thing I remember most is the debate itself. For the most part people made their arguments, and eventually a compromise of moving it to the statehouse grounds was reached.Also during that time, both sides held a rally on the statehouse grounds, at the same time on the same day. At one end were flag supporters, what many would call rednecks, proudly displaying their flag. At the other end were those that wanted the flag down, and a good majority of those were black people.There was some concern among law enforcement, and they were plenty around just in case things got too testy, but both sides were on their best behavior. Both sides had speakers, music and all the rest. I also watched at the edges, where the two sides were close together, and both sides went out of their way to avoid problems.I am a southerner, but I have never really understood the flag. Growing up, it was just a flag that meant rebelliousness, and nothing more. It was really kind of a joke.But later on I did learn it was offensive to some people. I did understand the debate. There is the idea of preserving history, and the war between the states was about more than slavery. The bottom line to me was that it was offensive to a large section of the population, and therefore it should come off the state capitol.I am not sure that helped with the problem of racism at all. In some ways I think we were better back then at working things out than we are now. I’m not sure two sides on any issue could hold a rally side by side at the same time and not have it get violent. That is where we have come in 20 years.There was the shooting in Charleston last week that was horrible. It was racially motivated and shows that racism can rear its ugly head anywhere at any time.Some want to use it to create gun control, while others want to use it as a reason to get more guns. One presidential candidate blamed the victims for voting against a bill that would have allowed guns in churches in South Carolina. One of the dead was a state representative. Still others wanted to use the event to promote the idea that Christians are under attack, even though the shooting had nothing to do with religion.But plenty of people are talking about taking the flag down, and some are even blasting things like civil war re-enactments, which have nothing to do with race at all.Yet no one is really talking about the real problem of racism.Where is the voice of reason in all this?Have we deteriorated that much since 1995?I don’t see our society dealing with racism. I see people trying to use it for political purposes which makes this tragedy even worse.———Jordan is staff writer for Sumner Newscow… This article was first published in the examiner.com… http://www.examiner.com/article/flag-issue-misses-the-point-charleston-shootingFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Melan pipped in McEvoy play-off

first_img England teenager Melan Dhaubhadel tied for the prestigious U18 Peter McEvoy Trophy at Copt Heath Golf Club, only to be pipped in a play-off.The title went to Ireland’s Tom McKibbin, who drove into a bunker on the second extra hole, but managed to get his ball greenside and then chipped in for a birdie three to win.Dhaubhadel, from Calcot Park Golf Club in Reading, had a birdie putt from about 20ft away to keep the play-off alive. However it failed to drop, as did the attempt of the third play-off member, Aaron Marshall, also from Ireland.Dhaubhadel, who trains with England Golf’s Thames Valley regional squad and the BB&O elite squad, commented: “I wanted to win and I gave it my best shot. I played really well so I can’t be too disheartened.”For him, the highlight of the championship was the second round, where he shot both his personal best and the low-round of the tournament with his seven-under 64. “It was just good course management and good decisions,” he said.Together with his opening 68 and his 74, 71 in rounds three and four, it gave him a 72-hole total of seven–under.Now, the 18-year-old looks forward to a busy season with his next tournament date in next weekend’s West of England Stoke Play Championship at Saunton, Devon.Click here for full scores Tags: boys’ golf, elite golf, Junior Golf 18 Apr 2019 Melan pipped in McEvoy play-off last_img read more

Cavs ignore last year’s comeback after another 0-2 hole

first_imgLATEST STORIES Klay Thompson shook off a shooting slump to score 22 points and the Warriors pulled away late for another lopsided win.“They play well at home,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “They won their first two games like they’re supposed to. Coming to a tough environment, we knew it was going to be tough, but they won the first two games. We get a chance to go home now to our home crowd where we play well, also.”The Cavs began to turn things around last year after being outscored by 48 points in the first two losses in Oakland — seven more than this year. They split the two games at home before reeling off three straight wins to become the fourth team to win the title after losing the first two games.“They’re going keep to coming, man,” Curry said. “There is a lot of work for us left to do. And you got to expect them to play, obviously, better at home. And we’re going to need to play better to win on the road.”What was so discouraging for the Cavs is that they played better in Game 2 but the result didn’t really change. They went to a smaller lineup that contributed to Golden State committing 20 turnovers a game after tying a Finals record with four.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV The offense picked up thanks to 27 points from Kevin Love and the Cavs scored 22 more points than in the opener in a faster-paced game, but that also helped the Warriors improve their shooting from 43 percent to 52 percent as Cleveland had a weaker defensive on the floor.“We definitely have a sense of what they’re capable of, and we felt like a lot of times tonight we played better basketball,” Love said. “But they’re a team you cannot — you can’t let them go on runs.”The key one came late in the third quarter after Cleveland cut the deficit to four points. The Warriors followed with a 16-4 run that included 3-pointers from Curry and Thompson, a three-point play from Durant in transition and four points from Shaun Livingston.“That’s what they do,” James said. “That’s what Golden State does. If you make a mistake — like I said, we had a turnover, it came from me, and then we had a miscue and the floods opened again.”The first two games have shown a stark difference in depth. While James has thrived so far and had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to tie Magic Johnson’s record with his eighth career Finals triple-double Sunday, he hasn’t gotten nearly enough help.Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in the opener and Love had a big day in Game 2, but starters Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith have been nearly invisible and the bench has offered little help.The Warriors, on the other hand, have gotten key contributions from their four All-Stars: Curry, Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, as well as from players like Livingston, Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia at times to set an NBA record with 14 straight postseason wins.But after being so close last year and falling short, the Warriors know how difficult the next two will be.“It’s human nature to let your guard down, human nature, 2-0, everybody in the world ‘It’s over, it’s over,’” Livingston said. “No, it’s not over. We saw what happened last year. We’ve been here. The guys that were here last year understand it’s the hardest thing to do is to try to close out a series and we’ve got two more games to go. We need to take that mentality to Cleveland.” Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, seated from left, LeBron James, Richard Jefferson, Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith sit on the bench during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, California. APOAKLAND, California — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed home in a familiar spot after the first two games of the NBA Finals.Rather than reach back to last year’s championship comeback for a confidence boost, James’ focus is on figuring out what Cleveland must do to change its fortunes against a Warriors team that is fresher and far more dangerous this year, thanks to the addition of Kevin Durant.ADVERTISEMENT “They’re a different team,” James said following a 132-113 loss in Game 2 on Sunday (Monday Manila time) that put Cleveland in an 0-2 hole.That’s been quite evident through two games. Durant leads all players with 71 points the first two games — six more than the player he replaced in the lineup, Harrison Barnes, scored in seven games a year ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDurant’s scoring has taken pressure off Stephen Curry and allowed the Warriors to withstand Cleveland runs so well that they haven’t trailed after the first quarter in either game.A healthy Curry followed up a 28-point Game 1 with his first postseason triple-double on Sunday with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. He looks more like a two-time MVP than the hobbled player he was in last year’s Finals. View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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