first_imgOver 70 coronavirus vaccines are being developed worldwide, according to the WHO. Prof. Gilbert’s team is the first to enter their coronavirus vaccine into clinical trials. Following them, 3 other teams have begun human testing: CanSino Biological Inc./Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Moderna Inc./National Insitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Recently, Merck Millipore, a leading science and technology company, has pledged to help Oxford’s Jenner Institute with the rapid development of a large-scale manufacturing process for their vaccine once it successfully passes the clinical trial. Gilbert stresses the need to “start vaccine scalar early” through working with other organizations like Merck Millipore. Sarah Gilbert, the Oxford Professor leading the research team working towards a vaccine against the coronavirus at Oxford’s Jenner Institute, has stated that a vaccine could be ready by autumn 2020. Co-leader of the Oxford team, Professor Adrian Hill affirmed that “the aim is to have at least a million doses by around about September.” The Oxford team, led by Prof. Sarah Gilbert, Prof. Andrew Pollard, Prof. Teresa Lambe, Dr Sandy Douglas and Prof. Adrian Hill, started work on the vaccine in early January 2020. The Jenner Institute was selected for its previous work developing vaccines against viral diseases such as Ebola, Malaria, HIV, HPV and Hepatitis B and C. The clinical trials for the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine developed in Oxford have already begun. They have finished recruiting 510 volunteers aged between 18-55 for Phase I of clinical trials, and they aim to have trialled the vaccine on all of them by mid-May, commencing next week. “We’re a university, we have a very small in-house manufacturing facility that can do dozens of doses. That’s not good enough to supply the world,” Hill told the BBC World Service. This contrasts the consensus among experts that the vaccine could take between 12 to 18 months to develop. Nevertheless, Hill stated that “the aim is to have at least a million doses by around about September”, emphasizing that “a vaccine is the exit strategy for the pandemic”, whilst warning that “we are very likely to need vaccines in future years because it is unlikely we’ll be able to eradicate this virus.” Yet, Hill expressed concerns over Oxford’s limited funds and means, stating “manufacturing is one of the biggest challenges if this vaccine works.” Professor Gilbert told The Times she was “80% confident” the vaccine being trialled will be effective and successful. She continued: “I think there’s a high chance that it will work based on other things that we have done with this type of vaccine. It’s not just a hunch and as every week goes by we have more data to look at.” Similarly, Professor Hill expressed his “confidence that this vaccine should work”. The Oxford Vaccine Centre states: “The best-case scenario is that by the autumn of 2020 we could have an efficacy result from the phase III trial”, however it warns that “these best-case timeframes are highly ambitious and subject to change.” She stresses the similarities between the new and progressing coronavirus vaccine and previous vaccines developed by the Jenner Institute which have already been tested and are in circulation. The Insitute’s previous research allows the team “to move faster” in the development of a vaccine, according to Gilbert. The team was granted £2.2 million by the National Institute for Health and Research and UK Research and Innovation in March. Beyond this, Prof. Hill stated that “tens of millions” or more is being spent on their vaccine research and future manufacturing. Professor Gilbert emphasises the need for international collaboration in vaccine research. She told The Lancet: “the WHO is in the process of creating a forum for everyone who is developing COVID-19 vaccines to come together and present their plans and initial findings. Prof. Gilbert also emphasized the Jenner Institute’s previous work with so-called “Disease X”, which she described as a hypothetical “unknown disease that was going to come and cause a pandemic at some time in the future, and we needed to plan for it.” The Oxford team hasalready tested the vaccine successfully on animals. Udit Batra, a member of the Merck Executive Board, stated: “This is an important step in treating Covid-19 and other diseases that impact global public health. This work marks a milestone in the vaccine manufacturing development journey, as clinical testing continues to advance.” Phase II aims to recruit 500 people aged 55-70, with the final phase aiming for a pool of 5,000 volunteers. Prof. Andrew Pollard claimed the Oxford Jenner Institute “should have all our volunteers recruited through all three phases of the trial over the next few months”, because of its previous experience with similar viruses. Pollard noted this process “usually takes 5 years or more.” “It is essential that we all measure immunological responses to the various vaccines in the same way, to ensure comparability and generalisability of our collective findings. Work is continuing at a very fast pace, and I am in no doubt that we will see an unprecedented spirit of collaboration and cooperation, convened by WHO, as we move towards a shared global goal of COVID-19 prevention through vaccination.”last_img read more

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Quantum Governance team has had the opportunity to work with a great many credit unions throughout the U.S. and Canada—often with the core objective of improving the working relationship between the board and the CEO (including the members of the senior management team that report directly to the CEO). Frequently we are asked, “Is there an approach towards credit union governance we should adopt to best achieve this vital goal?”For most, we recommend adopting the framework of a “constructive partnership” between the board and the CEO/senior management team. One of our clients recently challenged us to define what we mean by a constructive partnership and put it in writing. This blog is the result of that thoughtful challenge.Origins of the Concept of ‘Constructive Partnership’The concept of a constructive partnership was first developed by Richard Chait, Ph.D., a nonprofit governance expert at Harvard University. In his book Governance as Leadership, Chait suggests the best way to frame the relationship between a board and CEO is by focusing primarily on effective collaboration, rather than on effective control (as is the case with the Carver model of “policy governance”).last_img read more

first_img“It is prescribed that the original bottle with the label “Varaždinsko bučino uje” may only be filled with 100 percent pure premium oil, which the members of the Association continuously monitor and measure, and no other brand in Croatia has that. We gained added value through protection and achieved three important goals. Varaždin pumpkin oil has become recognizable, the market demand for it has increased, and the price of this indigenous premium quality product has also increased.”Pointed out the prefect Čačić. It is expected that within 1,5 to two years, the name Varaždin pumpkin oil will be protected throughout the EU. For manufacturers of geographical indications at national level, it means added value for their product. Varaždin County accounts for as much as 25 percent of the total production of pumpkin oil in Croatia, and more than 1 percent at the EU level. On December 12, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture issued a decision on national protection, which successfully completed the procedure initiated last year by the Varaždin Pumpkin Oil Association and Varaždin County. “This decision of the relevant ministry is the crown of two years of work on branding our pumpkin seed oil. For a year and a half, the Administrative Department for Agriculture and Rural Development and the association worked on extensive documentation which now proves that Varaždin pumpkin oil is a unique product of exceptional quality.”Said Prefect Radimir Čačić at a press conference at the County Palace held today, January 9. Let us add that Varaždin County now has seven products that are already under one of the forms of protection in the European Union and / or in Croatia. In addition to Varaždin pumpkin oil, these are: Varaždin cabbage, Zagorje turkey, Zagorje mills, Varaždin klipič, Zagorje štruklji and Zagorje acacia honey. “Varaždin pumpkin oil” is protected by a geographical indication at the level of the Republic of Croatia, which made it the first pumpkin oil with this type of protection. The protection of Varaždin pumpkin oil is based on traditional production, which in Varaždin County, according to historical records, began 150 years ago, while the tradition of using Varaždin pumpkin oil in the diet dates back to the 18th century. “For producers, the protection of Varaždin pumpkin oil is very important. We believe that the demand will be much higher, because Varaždin pumpkin oil is already a food without which any salad is unthinkable today. It is very important to continuously educate customers and teach them quality, because we, the producers gathered in the association, pay special attention to quality. The impetus to protect our premium and 100 percent pure oils was the emergence of products of very low prices and catastrophic quality. Now there will be a stamp with prominent protection on the original bottle so that people will know exactly what they are buying. People have become interested in production because they see that there is a future and that the consumption of Varaždin pumpkin oil is increasing”Pointed out the president of the Varaždin Pumpkin Seed Oil Association Matija Patrčević. Photo: Varaždin Pumpkin Seed Oil Associationlast_img read more

first_img Loading… In what could be a chain of transfer, Chelsea may move for Ajax shot-stopper Andre Onana and allow their club record signing to depart on a season-long loan deal.Kepa, 25, replaced Thibaut Courtois as the club’s number one – with the Belgian international instead moving to Real Madrid – following his €80m move from Athletic Club Bilbao in 2018 and has established himself as the team’s number one shot-stopper.However, Willy Caballero, 38, replaced Kepa between the sticks for Lampard’s side during a run of matches in February including crucial games against Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.Read Also: Premier League: Two Chelsea stars pen new dealsKepa has often been selected as the Spanish national team goalkeeper ahead of David De Gea but his fallout at Stamford Bridge may harm his chances.The goalkeeper is said to be prioritising minutes next season ahead of the 2021 European Championships and now wants to leave London.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Valencia are hopeful of completing a loan deal for out-of-favour Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.Advertisement Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His Sister8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee That is according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo, who say Los Che have identified the Spain international as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen – who has been linked with a summer exit.As per Valencia-based outlet Plaza Deportiva, Cillessen may return to his former club Ajax after a less than convincing campaign at the Mestalla and the Spanish club are now on the lookout for a replacement.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Rangers postpone resumption Ahead 2020/21 season: LMC fixes date for Club Licensing application 2020/2021 Season: Rangers set resumption date Rangers International Football Club of Enugu has demoted eight first team players to its B Team, the team’s Media Officer, Nobert Okolie, said on Tuesday. Okolie told newsmen in Enugu that the decision was taken by the club’s technical crew and management after an emergency meeting. Okolie explained that the action was part of the “Performance Based” agreement signed by both parties. He said the club would source for quality strikers to end its woeful performance in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League. He said: “In a bid to stop the not too impressive run in the ongoing season, the management of the Flying Antelopes, Rangers International FC, have sent some of its players to the ‘B’ team of the club.” Okolie also said all the strikers in the club have had their salaries slashed by 40 per cent until they improve their scoring ability. He said the club’s General Manager, Davison Owumi, has described the action as necessary to bring out the best from the players. He quoted Owumi as saying: “I must say that this measure of sending some of you to the ‘B’ team is for you to catch up with the form we saw in you and engage you in the first place. “We need to start winning games and move out from where we currently occupy to where we rightly belong.” NAN reports that the seven times Nigeria league champions have won only one league game, drew three and lost five of their nine matches this season. Rangers is currently 20th on the NPFL table and third in the Confederation Cup group A.Tags: Davidson OwumiNigeria Professional Football LeagueNobert OkolieRangers FClast_img read more

first_img Related Articles Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Two unbeaten fighters with mightily impressive knockout records take centre stage in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium this weekend, with the world watching with bated breath as one record crumbles to dust.Britain’s Anthony Joshua, with 20 wins from 20 fights and a perfect 100% KO record, faces off against Joseph Parker, with the New Zealander unbeaten in his 24 fights, 18 of which, or 75%, have been ended early.The unification bout, which see’s Joshua and his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles go up against WBO holder Parker, has been dubbed a ‘history maker’ in the build up, with the Briton set to experience a stadium bout for the fourth time in his burgeoning career (two each at the Principality and Wembley).However, how is the fight benefiting from the longer Easter weekend build up? And crucially, who are punters backing and could we potentially see Joshua lose his crown?Alan Alger, Public Relations Manager at Betway, has been discussing the upcoming bout: “AJ is a heavy favourite for the fight and punters can’t see past the man from Watford. Although not necessarily taking that price, we’ve seen plenty of interest in a Joshua knockout and a knockout or stoppage in some of the earlier rounds.“There’s a lot of expectation around this fight, and there’s naturally more interest than normal due to it being an Easter bank holiday. Factor in that it’s Anthony Joshua fighting, and the whole package makes this a huge betting event.“With events like this between now and the summer, it’s important that we carry this momentum into the World Cup, which obviously is huge for the industry as a whole.”With the worldwide interest now catapulted in the direction of Joshua, is he the biggest player in the sport? And could boxing betting records fall by the wayside if he continues to march down this path?Alger added: “He’s currently the sport’s biggest player, there’s no doubting that. People love his background story given his rise through the ranks as an amateur and choosing to fight at the Olympics. He’s a likeable character, and he still has huge potential to do bigger things in boxing.“We expect him to break boxing betting records, especially given that his next fight could be against Deontay Wilder, where the levels of interest would be very high.”last_img read more

first_imgVardy has nine Premier League goals against Arsenal in his career ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace RelatedPosts Maddison and Vardy scored the goals in what was a fairly easy win for Leicester Tags: ArsenalJames MaddisonJamie VardyLeicester City In fact, the only real clear-cut chance of the first half fell to the away side with Alexandre Lacazette curling the ball just wide after receiving the ball from strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.But whatever Rodgers said to his players at half time clearly had the desired effect as Leicester simply had too much for this fragile group of Arsenal players.Wilfred Ndidi should have opened the scoring but his left-footed effort crashed against the bar.Arsenal did actually have the ball in the net when Aubameyang got on the end of Sead Kolasinac’s low cross but the new Gunners captain was offside and the goal was rightly chalked off. Leicester did their top-four chances no harm whatsoever with a comfortable 2-0 win over Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.Neither side could be separated at half time but the Foxes outclassed their opponents after the break. Vardy then turned provider to set up James Maddison, who drilled in the second to give Brendan Rodgers’ men a deserved three points.The result puts Leicester second in the Premier League – although Liverpool and Manchester City will play each other on Sunday – while Arsenal is a huge eight points off the Champions League spots.Has Leicester been such over-whelming favourites to beat Arsenal? In recent memory, probably not.But the hosts got off to a slightly timid start with the onus clearly on them to win but Gunners midfielder Matteo Guendouzi was given a huge let-off when Caglar Soyuncu was tugged down in the box – neither the referee nor VAR giving a penalty. Aubameyang got off to a losing start in his first game as Arsenal’s club captainLeicester continued to pin their opponents back and took the lead when Vardy adjusted his feet well to stick the ball past Bernd Leno after great combination play from Barnes and Tielemans.This was Vardy’s ninth Premier League goal against the Gunners and he almost had his tenth moments later but his fizzing effort was kept out by Leno.But that opportunity would not be one they’d live to regret as Maddison made it 2-0 on 75 minutes – Vardy the provider this time as he teed the ball up for the midfielder, who drilled it through Hector Bellerin’s legs and beyond Leno.Leicester somewhat eased up after that and almost went 3-0 up but Guendouzi headed a Leicester corner narrowly wide of the goal – a moment that summed up Arsenal’s dismal display. Source: Talk Sports Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba The deadlock was broken through Jamie Vardy’s tidy finish following good work from Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans.last_img read more

first_imgPreviousUC Riverside’s Dean Miller, (#20), bats against Nebraska during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside head coach Troy Percival and Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad meet at home plate before the start of their non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside head coach Troy Percival talks with pitcher Riley Ohl, (#51), during Saturday’s non-conference game against Nebraska at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsNebraska head coach Darin Erstad, watches from the dugout during Saturday’s non-conference game against UC Riverside at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Riley Ohl, (#51), delivers a pitch in the first inning to Nebraska’s Spencer Schwellenbach, (#1), during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Damien Sanchez,(#1), misses the ball as Nebraska’s Spencer Schwellenbach, (#1), slides into second base safely during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)Nebraska’s Angelo Altavilla, (#7), turns a double play as UC Riverside’s Alec Arnone, (#7), during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Nick Kafer,(#18), reaches for a fly ball against Nebraska during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Cole Pofek, (#23), rounds second base as Nebraska’s, Cam Chick,(#29), mishandles a ground ball during Saturdays non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Cole Pofek, (#23), slides home safely in the first inning against Nebraska during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Travis Bohall,(#30), slides safely into home during Saturday’s non-conference game against Nebraska at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)Nebraska’s Spencer Schwellenbach, (#1), catches UC Riverside’s Dylan Orick,(#35), during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside’s Dean Miller, (#20), bats against Nebraska during Saturday’s non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)UC Riverside head coach Troy Percival and Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad meet at home plate before the start of their non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)NextShow Caption1 of 12UC Riverside head coach Troy Percival and Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad meet at home plate before the start of their non-conference game at University of California Riverside in Riverside, Ca., February 16, 2019. (John Valenzuela/ Contributing Photographer)ExpandRIVERSIDE – The dozens of card games, hundreds of lunches and road trips all over the continent, the thousands of hours of conversations on every element of the game of baseball when they were Los Angeles Angels teammates and this is what Troy Percival remembers the most about Darin Erstad.And no, it wasn’t the obvious connection you’d think. It wasn’t Erstad putting away Kenny Lofton’s fly ball – one induced by Percival on the mound – for the final out of the 2002 World Series.“I remember I came into a game to get a courtesy inning,” Percival said. “He had just come off a concussion and made a diving play that gave him another concussion. So I go to the hospital to see him and ask him, ‘What are you doing? That game was over.’ He goes, ‘No. The ball is never falling.’“I’ve never forgotten that. Especially when you’re on the mound, the ball is never falling. That’s just who he is. It’s fun to watch what he turns his teams into. They follow a good leader.” Erstad’s Nebraska Cornhuskers followed their leader into Riverside this weekend for a four-game series with Percival’s UC Riverside Highlanders. It’s the third season in a row the two former Angels teammates have started their collegiate seasons playing each other by coaching their respective alma maters, but the first time they’ve brought the series to the Riverside Sports Complex, where Percival’s retired No. 40 features prominent on the center-field wall. The previous two seasons, the teams met at the Angels’ spring-training complex in Mesa, Ariz., splitting four games.Related Articles Son of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar charged with stabbing attack on neighbor NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to fall sport athletes, addresses scholarships in light of COVID-19 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “As soon as I got the job here, I called him and started getting advice, because this is not an easy job to do if you were never an assistant,” Percival said. “I picked his brain pretty much four, five times a week. I was calling him asking questions like ‘How do you start the program? How do you get your influence into the team?’ Just everything top to bottom and he was always there to answer the call.”Erstad answered the call during the offseason, when Percival called to inquire about – naturally – getting hitting philosophy from a player who, in 2000, hit .355 with 240 hits. Erstad told his former teammate about a book called “High Scoring Baseball” that Percival and his coaches devoured and incorporated this season in an effort to go next-level offensively.That book stresses situational hitting, execution and putting the ball in play. In otherwords, Erstad and Percival have come full circle when it comes to making the ball fall.center_img Nebraska captured Friday night’s game, 21-6. The teams split Saturday’s doubleheader, with UCR winning the opener, 10-9, behind three hits from freshman Alec Arnone and two hits and two RBI from freshman Damian Sanchez, and Nebraska taking the nightcap, 10-6.Putting aside the ebb and flow of a long college baseball season, nothing has ebbed in the flow of the relationship between Percival and Erstad that began when Erstad joined the Angels in 1996 and lasted through and beyond the ends of their professional careers in 2009. The two built a friendship that surprised no one who knows them and their intense, focused personalities, having regular lunches, working out together and asking questions of each other about their respective disciplines.“I respect him probably more than anyone in the world,” Erstad said. “We’re on the phone a lot anyway. Both of us being head coaches, you deal with issues with teams and you’re trying to learn from everyone and what different people are going through. He’s obviously got a huge pitching background, so I’ve always picked his mind about it.”Percival hasn’t been shy about doing the same, especially since seeing what Erstad has turned the Cornhuskers into since taking the job at his alma mater in 2012. The former Angels center fielder entered his eighth season winning 58 percent of his games, along with a Big Ten title and three trips to the NCAA Regionals. 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first_imgThen the show started, and what a show as the great talents of the duo inspired some of our farang talent to join them on stage.We know Phil can belt out the Tom Jones classics but tonight, as we had many Irish golfers, he gave them some renditions of some Irish songs. Garry Barker, Nick Shaw and Terry Archer and one or two others all did a few numbers covering various genres, all in professional style.The place was rocking as the audience joined in the chorus lines, and even a conga line formed as the dancing and music became more exciting.Joy bought out the birthday cake, then some much appreciated donations from Jon Dean and Tommy Marshall became prizes in a lucky draw. Well actually, many lucky draws.A great night where people stayed on much later than ever before having a party to celebrate Phil’s Happy Birthday. This course is in terrific condition, considering the lack of water available, as many courses are drying out now.As we started to assemble at the first tee, the starter was pushing us to get the groups going early as he had to fit in a three-ball. Fairly soon he calmed down after deciding to start them from the tenth.We got our 19 groups away in a little less than two hours and, with no hold ups, all finished in good time, the first group came in under four hours.Plenty of presents available on such a big day with three flights and loads of novelty prizes.Phil Ashton, playing his second game since arriving from UK, took out the A flight with a solid 37 points.Then came three players on 36 points which needed a countback to sort them. Andrew Kelleher maintained his very consistent game to run in to second place followed by Chris Paterson in third and Joe Nagle in fourth. Winner C flight Mike Firkin with Phil Davies.PSC Pattaya Links Golf SocietyWed, Mar. 4 Green Valley StablefordSeventy two golfers came to Green Valley Golf Course to help Phil Davies celebrate his latest birthday. A Flight (0-12)1st Place – Phil Ashton (12) – 37 pts2nd Place – Andrew Kelleher (10) – 36 pts c/back3rd Place – Chris Paterson (8) – 36 pts c/back4th Place – Joe Nagle (11) – 36 pts5th Place – Steve Moxey (9) – 35 pts c/backB Flight (13-20)1st Place – Adam Barton (16) – 37 pts2nd Place – Ann Stokes (14) – 36 pts c/back3rd Place – Chas Miller (16) – 36 pts c/back4th Place – Billy Buchanan (13) – 36 pts5th Place – John Chelo (19) – 35 pts c/back John Hughes came in second, declaring that his 39 points was his best ever in Thailand, well done.Keith Melbourne is a high handicapper but is able to pull one out of the bag sometimes and this day it was a big 38 points, but only third place.Dave Rodriques, in a very rare appearance, surprised himself and his buddies in the group by scoring 36 points and taking fourth spot on countback over Chris Walsh.Now the winners of the novelties.Near pins A flight: Bob Stokes, Barry Wellings (x3).Near pins B flight: John Chelo, Nigel Harrison, Barry Cunningham, John Pearce.Long Drive B flight: Donal McGuigan.Long Drive A flight: Went missing.Long first putt (hole 9): Connie Walsh.Mystery Partners: Chris Walsh/ John Hughes – 75 points.center_img C Flight (21+)1st Place – Mike Firkin (24) – 40 pts2nd Place – John Hughes (22) – 39 pts3rd Place – Keith Melbourne (34) – 38 pts4th Place – Dave Rodriques (30) – 36 pts c/back5th Place – Chris Walsh (26) – 36 pts.Best Front Nine (non-winners) Derek Phillips 21 pts c/backBest Back Nine (non-winners) Andrew Purdie 20 pts c/backIt was still daylight as we arrived back at Links Bar and ready to party.The formalities of the presentations for all the winners was done while the food was being prepared.Then it was out to the pig on a spit and chicken on a spit plus loads of salad and fried rice, enough to feed an army.Inside, we had some mood music by a local Thai duo while everyone was eating and re-living their round of golf. Steve Moxey took fifth spot with 35 points which came after many countbacks at that mark.The B flight results were a mirror image of the A flight.Adam Barton, showing good form this trip won the flight with 37 points. Then followed another three way tie on 36 points which, again, went to countback.Ann Stokes, one of only two ladies in the field, took second spot followed by the now consistent Chas Miller while Billy Buchanan grabbed the fourth place.John Chelo took fifth by winning another multiple countback.The C flight produced the three top scores of the day.The best of them all came from Mike Firkin who, only a few hours earlier, stepped off a plane after a quick trip to Australia. His great score of 40 points won him the flight and the Green Jacket. Promoted ContentbrainberriesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. 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first_img“The Chiringuito de Jugones” released a preview of the interview with Sergio the ‘Kun’ Agüero. The striker of the Manchester City He spoke of the return to training, the Champions League match against Real Madrid and its future. 10 To train: “15 days ago we received the information on when to return and it was May 4. There is a new meeting. If the Champions League is played in August it will be difficult.”Fear: “When we come back we will be half tense. The issue is that it can be played.”Champions: “We would like to play the return leg with Madrid with the public. It is not easy. We have a good result.”Future: “I have a year and a half left on my contract.”last_img read more