Several spectators were injured by a runaway golf cart during the second round of the US Open at Pebble Beach. Tournament officials said four people were injured in the incident on the 16th hole, although a California Highway Patrol (CHP) report put the number of injured at five, according to Golfweek. The CHP report said that a vendor was loading his golf cart when a box fell on to the vehicle's accelerator and propelled the cart into a group of people. The injured range in age from 25 to 82. A statement from tournament organisers the USGA read: "Unfortunately, during today's second round of the US Open there was an incident involving a golf cart on the 16th hole that resulted in three spectators and a vendor being injured and requiring medical treatment.
June 15, 2019 05:26 UTC
A female driver is furious after receiving a hefty fine because her passenger was using FaceTime while she was driving. 'Drive vehicle with TV/VDU image visible to driver' is listed as an offence under their general driving offences section. 'Drive vehicle with TV/VDU image likely to distract another driver,' is also listed. 'Is this real?,' he posted online along with a photo of his $337 fine and loss of three demerit points. The description for his offence description read 'Drive vehicle with TV/VDU image visible'.
June 15, 2019 05:25 UTC
After five months on the ground, Ireland’s first charity-funded air ambulance is finally set for take-off — with a promise of delivering pre-hospital emergency care within 20 minutes to those in need. This will provide Air Ambulance cover for Munster. “That is why this is a ‘community’ air ambulance. Air ambulance crew helmets still in plastic wrapping, as the charity awaits HSE clearance to go live. Martin Dunne, director of the National Ambulance Service, said the new service would “assist with the enhancement of patient care delivery in the south of Ireland”.
June 15, 2019 05:15 UTC
A team that had been lumbering along before suddenly finding top gear ought to come on a few lengths for the run. Both of this evening’s protagonists at Wexford Park are stuck in a dimension they’re unlikely to escape from any time soon. Now for a word about Noel McGrath… In his younger days, McGrath was not averse to the occasional goal. The round-robin down south has entailed three disappointments: The plethora of turkey shoots, Waterford’s awfulness, and Clare’s awfulness. All too many games down south over the past month have shown us that we assume far too much.
June 15, 2019 05:15 UTC
Stopping for ketchup means losing 10 minutes, and I don’t have 10 minutes to lose. You spend all day wanting to see them, and then you spend all evening wanting to get away from them. It’s safe to presume a significant proportion of women who don’t have children don’t actually want children. Part of the problem, I think, is that our cultural expectations of parenthood are now so high. Project Parenthood means pouring every particle of ourselves into transforming these small humans into functioning bigger ones.
And we probably won’t, at least not in the way most people think of the old Irish Border, as a security checkpoint with watchtowers and soldiers. But no way exists which combines the kind of Brexit which the DUP has supported with the absence of a trade Border on the island. The department itself said its conclusions are a “sobering reflection” on the limited options available in relation to border trade in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The report says that things could be done to reduce border checks and limit, to an extent, the cost to business. If it is a no-deal, make no mistake, it will be chaos not only in relation to the Irish Border, but on a much wider scale, too.
Philippe Coutinho scored a quickfire double as hosts Brazil kicked off their Copa America campaign with a 3-0 victory over Bolivia. The Selecao opened the tournament in Sao Paulo and were able to overcome the loss of injured star man Neymar to claim their 100th Copa victory. No need of Neymar coutinho is enough. Richarlison's strike from inside the area hit the arm of Jusino and, after a VAR review, Coutinho converted from the spot. Brazil have won the Copa America on all of the four previous occasions they have been hosts - the last time in 1989.
“We started seeing waste and plastic everywhere and began actively searching for zero-waste alternatives,” she says. When she joined the Zero Waste Ireland Facebook page, in January 2016, it had 250 members; now it has more than 13,000. Last month Lidl installed facilities in all stores to take back unwanted packaging, and it has stopped selling many single-use plastic items. We throw away 95 per cent of plastic packaging after a single use. Dublin Food Co-OperativeKilmainham, Dublin 8; dublinfood.coopThis co-op has been at the forefront of plastic-free living for decades.
TDs are to get their own personal trainer to ensure they are fighting fit for the next general election. The Houses of the Oireachtas are offering a two-year contract for a professional fitness instructor to help TDs, senators, and public servants shape up with workouts in the gym at Leinster House. Figures published earlier this year revealed that the Oireachtas gym is rarely used by politicians. TDs and senators visited the facility on just 394 occasions last year, despite it being a free perk of the job. According to the Houses of the Oireachtas, the busiest periods for use of the gym are in the morning and lunchtime.
There’s a chance Davy Fitzgerald will decide his time in the south-east is up if Wexford exit the hurling Championship this evening. “Fellas can say what they like, they said I was a showboat, that I was a bit of a jackass,” said O’Gorman. Davy likes to jump up and down, he likes to cause a racket. “Davy doesn’t mind fellas knocking him, he’s probably used to it after coming from Clare and Waterford,” said O’Gorman. “I even noticed it when I was playing, we were hoping to beat Kilkenny,” said O’Gorman.
One former US Open champion summed it up best:“The gap between the players and the USGA is bigger than it has ever been. After last year’s debacle at Shinnecock Hills, USGA officials weren’t going to let the greens get away from them again. He also warned that it wouldn’t surprise him if the course setup stiffened as the championship progressed. “Give it another five-mile-an-hour wind out there, and, I mean, the place starts to change.”“Our philosophy has not changed,” Bodenheimer said of the traditional USGA setup. We’re not going to lose that.”But for one day anyway, the USGA had players describing the set-up as “fair.” Asked if it was possible that the USGA finally got the setup right, Mickelson said,” It seems like it.
A senior official in Teagasc has said the next CAP could and should look at packages to assist older farmers who want to exit the sector. A senior official in Teagasc has said the next CAP could and should look at packages to assist older farmers who want to exit the sector. Referencing recent changes to the tax system to encourage the entry of young farmers into the industry, Connolly said there is “plenty there”. Connolly said incentives like land leasing arrangements and stock relief are very positive for young farmers. He was critical of the previous package – the Early Retirement Scheme.
June 15, 2019 05:02 UTC
Guns N’ Roses were not happy about the name of a new hibiscus-and-prickly-pear beer released in Texas last month. The band are suing for trademark infringement against Oskar Blues Brewery, part of the Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective. The controversy will no doubt boost sales of the beer, which recently arrived on shelves here. The beer is quite delicate in flavour, and not exactly what you’d imagine Axl, Slash and the lads necking after a gig. This is my favourite of the three – and is definitely a contender for my desert island beer stash.
June 15, 2019 05:01 UTC
Father’s Day is a great excuse to celebrate your dad’s life and for getting everyone together. If you are lucky, you might have two dads, or a dad that was your mum, that’s a bonus. We are all so busy these days, we sometimes forget to slow down and enjoy a meal with one another. My favourite part of preparing a meal is the journey (am I allowed to say “journey” without receiving an eye roll?). Follow that with roast pork with the peach and sage stuffing.
June 15, 2019 05:01 UTC
In June 2009, the body of a man was found on Rosses Point beach in Co Sligo. He had checked into a Sligo hotel five days previously using the name Peter Bergmann. No one came forward to claim the body and gardaí in Sligo gradually began to realise they were dealing with a mystery. If you are reading this on The Irish Times app, to listen to the podcast click here. Atlantic The unsolved mystery of Perter Bergmann LISTEN HERE
June 15, 2019 05:00 UTC