On a course many consider the toughest test of golf ever, Tiger Woods performed like, well, Tiger Woods. The old Tiger Woods, that is, meaning he managed his way around the very difficult Olympic Club in San Francisco with aplomb, hitting a variety of shots into rock-hard greens and making enough putts to post a solid 1-under 69 Thursday.An effort like that is further evidence that Woods could be truly returning to the form that made him golf’s envy. He has not won a major championship in four year, but to trail leader Michael Thompson by just three shots after the first day is a significant step toward major No. 15.Playing with Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, Woods made four birdies against three bogeys. His stretch of consecutive birdies on holes 4 and 5 moved him to 2-under. He bogeyed the next hole and parred his way in from there.Meanwhile, Mickelson and Watson blew up. The pair of lefties were all over the place, shooting 76 (Mickelson) and 78 (Watson), respectively.Woods mixed driver and irons off the tee throughout his round on a course that is not particularly long for this championship but does have some dramatically long holes, especially on the front nine.Missed birdie putts on the first and second holes — yanking the latter off the lip from about 4 feet — cost Woods. But they did not distract him.Michael Thompson, the 2007 U.S. Amateur runner-up at The Olympic Club, was outstanding Thursday, taking the clubhouse lead at minus-4.
Kylian Mbappe hopes to see Frenkie de Jong join him at Paris Saint-Germain in the near future after confessing his admiration for his fellow young starThe 21-year-old midfielder impressive performances for Ajax led him to receive a call-up to the Netherlands team in September.Aside from that, De Jong has gathered plenty of admirers across all of Europe with Barcelona and Manchester City leading the chase for his services.But PSG could now be another possible destination for De Jong with Mbappe a fan of his after witnessing him in action for Holland in the UEFA Nations League.De Jong started both times in Holland’s games against world champions France with the Dutch overcoming a 2-1 defeat to win the return fixture 2-0 last month.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…Now Mbappe believes that De Jong’s excellent passing range along with his break-up play will prove to be a useful asset for PSG.“He is a player who really impressed me during our two matches with the Netherlands,” Mbappe told France Football.“His vision and the quality of his passing that breaks the lines make him very valuable, especially because he also intercepts a considerable amount of balls.“Honestly, he is very welcome in Paris! I said to him as much, because he would be enormous for us. After that, he will make his own choice.”De Jong has made 12 appearances for Ajax in the Eredivisie this season.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today urged people to curb plastic pollution on the occasion of World Environment Day. “Today is World Environment Day. Following this year’s theme, let us pledge to beat plastic pollution. Let us pledge to make every day #WorldEnvironmentDay,” the CM tweeted this morning.India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day celebrations. With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s edition, countries would be coming together to combat this particular environment concern. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) today organised a programme at its headquarters on this occasion.Speaking at the programme, Kalyan Rudra, the chairman of WBPCB, said people need to take “constructive steps” to end the menace of plastic pollution.”We must refrain from burning plastic openly. Also, people should stop littering plastic waste on roads, water bodies and sea beaches. Whenever you use plastic carry bags, ensure that the thickness is more than 50 microns,” he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedRudra also advocated segregation of plastic waste at source.”Local authorities, be it urban or rural, should provide bins for dropping recyclable waste,” he said, adding that pollution board was coordinating with several civic bodies in south Bengal on this issue.As per the 2015 Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report, 3670 tonne of solid waste was generated in Kolkata every day, of which 425.72 tonne happened to be plastic waste, Rudra told reporters.”We must stop using disposable plastic bags (below 50 microns),” he said.At Alliance Francaise du Bengale, a paper-bag making workshop was arranged this morning for people of different age groups.”The workshop was aimed at making people aware of eco-friendly products,” a spokesman at the centre said.
Actor Salman Khan on Thursday joined the league of top Bollywood personalities in supporting the striking FTII students, who are facing rustication for opposing the appointment of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the institute. Salman said the ‘Mahabharat’ star should pay heed to the students’ demand and step down from the post. The actor’s support comes a day after the institute warned the students to end the strike or face “strong administrative action, which may include rustication”. “I think that he (Chauhan) should listen to the students …because the students have made our industry, worthy industry…,” Khan said.The students have been agitating for more than a month, following Chauhan’s appointment, alleging that he lacks “vision and stature” to head the FTII. Rishi Kapoor, his son Ranbir Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anupam Kher, filmmakers Kundan Shah, Aziz Mirza, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Kiran Rao, , Sudhir Mishra, Sayeed Mirza, Resul Pookutty and Piyush Mishra have voiced their reservation.
This story originally appeared on PCMag If you find yourself spending a ton of time on your desktop PC throughout the week, congratulations — you’re rare. According to new figures from comScore, people are using their desktop systems to browse the Internet less and less.Over the past four months, desktop use for Internet browsing has been consistently below the recorded amounts for the same time period last year. And just how much lower can vary wildly. In December of 2015, desktop browsing was 9.5 percent below December 2014’s figures. It improved a little to just a 7.6 percent decline in January of 2016, almost reached even at a two percent decline in February, then dropped back down to a six percent decline for March.ComScore’s previous research pointed to a strong growth in mobile Internet browsing, but noted that desktop-based Internet browsing was expected to stay relatively similar, if not grow slightly. In other words, mobile browsing was simply increasing the amount of time that people spend online. It wasn’t cannibalizing the amount of time people spend on their desktops browsing the Internet. “Although desktop is relatively flat in total engagement, it is losing share to mobile — which now accounts for 65 percent of digital media time spent. Mobile apps now drive the majority of digital time spent at 56 percent, and smartphone apps alone look to account for a majority of digital media consumption in 2016,” comScore described in a recent white paper. Now, it seems, that might not be the case. According to The Wall Street Journal, desktop Internet use had its highest active month over the past three years back in March of 2015 with 567 billion total minutes of measured Web activity in the U.S. Not only have we not seen that figure go up over the past year or so, but the amount of time people are spending browsing the Web on their mobile devices is trouncing desktops: more than one trillion minutes in March of this year.ComScore also noted that within the “millennials” age bracket — those between the ages of 18 and 34 — one-fifth don’t even use a desktop PC at all. In contrast, 97 percent are mobile users, whether they use their mobile devices exclusively or consider themselves multi-platform users. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. April 18, 2016 2 min read Enroll Now for Free