McIlroy’s three under par round leaves him in a share of fifth place,two strokes behind leader Justin Thomas, who took advantage of surprisingly favourable scoring conditions and opened with an eye-catching 65. Matthew Wolff, Thomas Pieters and Patrick Reed - who enjoyed a hole-in-one on the seventh - are a shot off the lead. Lowry’s second round gets underway at 12.45pm today, while McIlroy’s group and Thomas’s group - which also contains Tiger Woods - tee off simultaneously on the first and 10th at 6.27pm. There was to be no fairytale in Tallaght last night, as Shamrock Rovers were beaten 2-0 by AC Milan in the Europa League qualifiers. Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring for the visitors after 23 minutes, with Hakan Canhanoglu’s second half strike putting the game to bed.
Source:The Irish Times
September 18, 2020 06:56 UTC
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September 18, 2020 02:48 UTC
Melissa Mahon (34) suffered six miscarriages over the space of five years, losing her first baby when she was five months' pregnant. But delight turned to devastation when Kian was taken from his distraught mum soon after he was born and rushed to intensive care, before being transported to Crumlin Children's Hospital. "Kian was born early on a Wednesday morning and there was no bother on him," Ms Mahon said. When your baby is taken off you at the door of the theatre and put under anaesthetic, it is gut wrenching." “Normally babies with this disease can be a little slower with growth but Kian has defied all odds.
September 18, 2020 01:30 UTC
Down Under: Construction materials giant CRH is said to be looking at Australian firmsBuilding materials group CRH is reportedly looking at a number of businesses in Australia. CRH was linked to the company - an integrated construction materials and building products manufacturer and supplier - earlier this year. A report in the Australian Financial Review this week said CRH has employees examining Australian construction and building groups. "This is not the first time CRH has linked to Boral - in January 2020 Global Cement reported that CRH had interest in Boral," said David O'Brien, analyst at Goodbody. In its 2019 annual report, CRH said the Australian business benefited from demand in the high-rise residential market and was boosted by an acquisition earlier in 2018.
September 18, 2020 01:30 UTC
And if they can get the deal to sign Thiago over the line, and then go and beat Chelsea on Sunday, we'll have a clearer idea if they can do what's expected of them and secure back-to-back titles. If Chelsea were to beat Liverpool, that creates an after-effect. But for everything Chelsea have going forward, the big worry is the goalkeeper and that will be their downfall this season. Yet I still think Liverpool need cover at the back. In the first game of last season, Liverpool beat Norwich 4-1 ... but it could have finished 4-3 as well as they gave up so many chances - it was just that Norwich didn't convert them.
More than half of young people do not know what consent means, a National Youth Council study has shown. The research, based on the accounts of what youth workers hear from young people, showed 23pc had issues dealing with communication and confidence around consent. GuidanceAs a result of its findings, it has published two guides as part of its "Let's talk about consent" study. The guides provide information on consent and the law, tools to build confidence and communication and guidance for youth workers. Report author Lisa Harold, of the council's National Youth Health Programme, told the Herald youth workers had reported young people experiencing "blurred lines with communication".
"When we analyse it the main feeling will be pride, we tried to play our way against a very, very good side," said Rovers manager Stephen Bradley. We played our way and that was the most pleasing thing. And after a relatively quiet start it was the home side who had the first chance of the game on 13 minutes. Rovers tried to respond, as a great ball from Joey O'Brien sent Greene on his way again. The game sewn up, Milan coach Stefano Pioli used the closing stages to get minutes into his players' legs.
A different student's Leaving Certificate examination number was allocated to his CAO number, resulting in him not receiving an offer for any of his 10 choices. WorriedThe CAO said James must wait until round two offers are made on September 23, meaning he will not be guaranteed a place. "We found an unknown student exam number included on his record and up came the results associated with that individual. Students were sent an email on May 15 instructing them to check that all the information on their CAO application is correct and to contact them if there was an error. "When I checked my application the error was not there, therefore I had no reason to inform the CAO," James said.
The €610,000 of cocaine and cannabis seized by gardaí in the raidThe 'Mr Big' drugs gang has been dealt a major setback after gardai seized €610,000 of cannabis and cocaine controlled by the mob. "During the course of the operation, gardaí seized cocaine to the value of €350,000 and cannabis to the value of €260,000," a garda spokesman said. Senior sources said that the bust will be a "big loss" to the Coolock-based crimelord known as 'Mr Big'. When Lawlor's drug-trafficking brother-in-law Richie Carberry was shot dead in Bettystown, Co Meath, last November the criminal blamed 'Mr Big' for organising it in a secretly recorded prison phone call. "Lawlor called an associate and made it very clear who he holds responsible for the murder, and that is 'Mr Big'," a source told the Herald at the time.
Ireland will welcome its largest domestic passenger ferry when the 40-metre 'Saoirse na Farraige' arrives in Galway Bay this October. The ship, constructed in Hong Kong with a capacity of 400, is expected to enter service next April with Aran Island Ferries. Its imminent arrival signals a remarkable journey for Aran Island Ferries co-founder Paddy O'Brien, who once worked on the deck of his father Michael’s Galway Hooker, ‘An Tónaí’. ‘‘Resilience, tenacity and an enduring optimism has enabled the business to grow from carrying passengers on a Galway Hooker to Ireland’s largest domestic ferry this year," said General Manager, Susan O’Brien. Subscribe to 'Travel Insider', our free travel newsletter written by award-winning Travel Editor, Pól Ó Conghaile.
September 18, 2020 00:56 UTC
Hospitals have been warned they must clear beds and brace themselves for a rise in coronavirus patients in the next few weeks. Care homes in areas subject to local lockdowns may be advised to temporarily restrict visits in all but end-of-life situations, it is understood. And a chief nurse for adult social care will be appointed to represent social care nurses and provide 'clinical leadership'. 'Risks, capabilities and opportunities of all kinds differ hugely across care homes and for the sake of older people this enormous variation must be taken fully into account.' Liz Kendall, Labour's shadow social care minister, welcomed the appointment of a chief nurse and increased funding.
September 17, 2020 23:34 UTC
It has said that some may have ended up being stashed overseas, stuffed under mattresses or stocked up for use in the 'shadow economy' - of off the books cash transactions. Five public bodies – the Treasury, the Bank of England, the Royal Mint, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Payments Systems Regulator (PSR) – play a role in administering or overseeing the cash system. There is no single body with responsibility for overseeing how well the cash system is performing. Gareth Davies, the head of the NAO, said: “As society progresses towards the wide use of digital payments, the use of cash in transactions is dwindling. He added: “HM Treasury now works more closely with the public bodies in the cash system to achieve the Government’s goal of safeguarding access to cash.
September 17, 2020 23:02 UTC
In a year of social unrest in America, Alicia Keys’ seventh album is both a soothing balm and a rousing call to arms. ALICIA – stylised in all caps – sees the 15-time Grammy winner continue to excavate her own life and experiences for material. Expand Close Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz (PA) PA / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz (PA)This is some claim, coming from the artist who named her second album, released in 2003, The Diary Of Alicia Keys. So Done, a duet with Khalid, sees Keys ruminating on her changing identity. Those looking for revelations about Keys’ personal life will be disappointed, but those in search of undeniable songwriting and an unparalleled voice will leave satisfied.
September 17, 2020 22:52 UTC
'I have no idea who she is, she doesn’t know me,' President Donald Trump said when asked about her while departing the White House for a campaign rally. She worked for the vice president,' Trump said. An official White House photograph showed them together in the Roosevelt Room on March 11 meeting healthcare executives. Other White House officials claimed she was 'disgruntled,' after the lifelong Republican came out to endorse Democrat Joe Biden for president. The White House adamantly denied the exchange had happened, with White House spokesperson Judd Deere saying 'her assertions have no basis in reality and are flat out inaccurate.'
September 17, 2020 22:31 UTC
Supermodel Gigi Hadid has taken to Instagram to show off photos of her bulging baby bump at 27 weeks. The couple have been very private about the pregnancy so far but now Gigi has given her fans a much-anticipated update. Sharing a flurry of baby bump images, Gigi penned: "from about 27 wks [blue heart emoji] time flew". The second snap was a side-profile of the star outside in the garden, while the third showed her leaning forward - once again highlighting her large baby bump. (Image: gigihadid/Instagram)Finally, the fourth image showed Gigi's entire top half as she posed, with her right hand holding a Frisbee and her left petting a horse outside.
September 17, 2020 22:18 UTC