Haitian men placed in quarantine after landing in eastern parish

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first_imgArrangements are  being made to take two Haitians who came ashore in the eastern parish of St. Mary in Jamaica on Friday, to court.According to the police, the two men were spotted off the coast of the Pagee Fishing Village in the parish.They were rescued by fishermen who then pulled the boat ashore and called the police and a medical team.Shortly after their arrival, the men were taken to hospital and placed in quarantine.The arrival of the Haitians in Jamaica follows the apprehension of over 50 Haitians in the eastern Bahamas earlier this week.Body of Haitian migrant found on Bahamas beachlast_img

U.S. Open 2019: How Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, others will attack Pebble Beach

Posted on August 16, 2020Categories pdyqyhoqTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on U.S. Open 2019: How Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, others will attack Pebble Beach

first_imgPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — If Pebble Beach promised anything its first few days at the 2019 U.S. Open, it’s that golfers will be in for a surprise at almost every turn.The weather is unpredictable as players are first greeted with the promise of sun only to have the scenic views obstructed by fog rolling in from the ocean, like it did Wednesday. The course is difficult as the fairways are narrower and greens that could change on the USGA’s command — or Mother Nature’s. The field is the toughest yet as golfers stare down impressive records and look to continue hot streaks. U.S. Open 2019: Brooks Koepka constantly tries to prove himself wrong U.S. Open 2019: Jason Day says he’s ‘underachieved,’ but new caddy Steve Williams will help Whatever works, right? Well, for one golfer it will mean a U.S. Open championship.Here’s how 5 players will attack Pebble BeachBrooks Koepka”I’ve said it the last time, there’s so much pressure. There’s so many guys that shoot themselves out of it just because it’s a major. They change their game plan from a normal week to this week, added pressure of I’ve got to play well this week.”You never know what’s going to happen. Yes, it is a shorter golf course, but you’ve still got to find the fairway. You’ve still got to hit it close, and you still have to make putts. It doesn’t make it any different than any other golf course. Obviously the views make it a little different. But you’ve still got to go out there and execute.”Rickie Fowler”To me I look at Pebble as not necessarily a place that the more you play it you have an advantage, necessarily. It’s a pretty straightforward golf course. There’s only a couple of tee shots that are somewhat blind that you need to just make sure that you’re comfortable on lines. It’s pretty much right in front of you. Very small greens.”So it’s — I love that about it. It’s not very tricky. You hit it in a lot of the middle of the greens here, and you’re going to be in a good position. So, no, I’ve played well here. I had a chance to win. …”But how could you not like this place and get good vibes, especially the last couple of days with the weather we’ve had and just makes you feel good. It’s a beautiful place.”Jason Day”You have to keep reinforcing positive things. And that’s what I need to do most, is just slowly keep reinforcing that — whether I’m going to get back to No. 1 in the world or I am a good player. Hopefully over time that self-reinforcement of positivity will sooner or later go into my golf game and give me confidence. And I’m definitely guilty of that. I’m on the golf course sometimes and I’m thinking negative things. That’s human nature.” U.S. Open 2019: Tiger Woods explains why he was better at the Masters than the PGA For some like Brooks Koepka, they will stick to their usual script, and like Rickie Fowler will remain calm as they face the challenges that await at the start of play Thursday.Some, including Jason Day, will make sure they take the necessary steps to ensure their mental game is equal to their golf game and others, like Jon Rahm, will use familiarity — in some cases a unique familiarity — to try and conquer Pebble. Related News Rory McIlroy “If you look at the length of this golf course, and it’s obviously not one of the longest golf courses that we play all year, but there’s so many approach shots, if you do drive it well, between sort of 130 and 150 yards, obviously there’s some approach shots that are much longer than that as well, but I just wanted to give myself every possible option in terms of yardages and shots that I could play.”And if I’ve learned one thing about the U.S. Open overall these years is your distance control has to be spot on. That was the reason for putting that extra wedge in. And I got a nice bit of practice with it last week, and feeling good about the setup. …”I sort of started to think about the setup that I needed for this week a few weeks ago. I’ve played two tournaments with that setup, and it’s worked pretty well.”Jon Rahm”Where I grew up in Northern Spain, it’s somewhat similar to California. Very similar coastline and very similar golf courses. So I feel comfortable.”And I think the second reason was growing up in poa annua, poa annua greens, it’s something that I’m comfortable on. I’m comfortable reading those greens. And more so than any other week I know that we’re going to miss putts. It just happens when poa annua comes. And it’s just hard to make them. Unless you’re Tiger in 2000, you don’t miss a putt inside 6-10 feet. That rarely happens. If you can be patient and have a decent putting week, you’re definitely going to probably beat the average on the golf course.”last_img read more

U.S. House Wants Limits on Climate, Marine Policy Programs

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first_imgIn a 226 to 179 vote, the House adopted a proposal from Representative Mark Meadows (R–NC) to bar the United States from entering international trade agreements to cut climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. An amendment from Representative Scott Perry (R–PA), adopted on a voice vote, would bar spending money on a number of government climate assessments and reports, including the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s National Climate Assessment (NCA). The president has used the most recent NCA, released last month, to bolster his Climate Action Plan to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.Several other amendments offered by Democrats to bolster funding for ocean acidification and climate research failed on voice votes.Advocates for strong action on climate change are hoping the Senate will hold firm against the climate-related funding restrictions and strip out the “poison pills,” says Michael Halpern of the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The White House has also indicated its opposition to climate research limits.One ocean advocate, meanwhile, calls the House bill a “mixed bag. … We’re not thrilled but not devastated,” says Jeff Watters, acting director of government relations at the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, D.C. “It certainly doesn’t meet our expectation of what needs to happen.”Overall, the bill would keep top-line funding numbers for the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) roughly equal to current spending. But it would cut NOAA’s climate-related research funding by $37.5 million, or 24%, from 2014. It also rejects a NOAA request to spend $15 million on a package of three space-based instruments including the Total Solar Irradiance Sensor, and a $9 million boost, to $15 million, for NOAA’s ocean acidification research and monitoring programs.In a report that accompanies the bill, the House also moved to block the White House’s controversial proposed closure of NOAA’s historic research lab near Beaufort, North Carolina. Some ocean and climate researchers are suffering a bit of heartburn from amendments that lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives last week added to a major spending bill.In a 321 to 87 vote, the Republican-controlled House on 30 May approved a $51 billion spending bill that would fund the departments of Commerce and Justice, and an array of other agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), in the 2015 fiscal year that begins 1 October. During 2 days of debate on the bill, House members offered scores of amendments, many proposing to shift funding between programs or cut spending. NSF survived the free-for-all largely unscathed.But lawmakers adopted several amendments that targeted marine research and climate science programs. The U.S. Senate, which this week begins work on its version of the spending bill, would have to agree to the amendments in order for them to become law (and in the past has stripped similar provisions from the legislation). 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The amendment, which is similar to past amendments adopted by the House but later stripped from final measures, was approved on a voice vote.last_img read more