Domestic violence victims should stand up to abusers in court

first_img Previous articleAnnie Get Your Gun – worth €45,000Next articleFree cancer counselling in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Judge Marian O’LearyJudge Marian O’LearyAndrew [email protected] abuse victims who withdraw their complaints at the eleventh hour are seriously hampering the administration of justice and undermining efforts to stamp out this type of crime.That was the view expressed by Limerick District Court Judge Marian O’Leary after charges against a young Limerick man for three alleged breaches of a protection order issued to his partner had to be withdrawn before the trial commenced.Judge O’Leary and prosecuting Garda Sergeant Donal Cronin highlighted the “invidious” position prosecutors are left in when women fail to give evidence or withdraw their allegations of domestic violence against their partners.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sergeant Cronin had earlier told the court that the prosecution was in difficulty as alleged victim told Gardaí that she wished to withdraw her complaints despite making a number of statements.It was alleged that the young man, who is a member of the Traveller community, breached a court protection order on three occasions last year.His partner, who is pregnant, made complaints to Gardaí and followed this up with official statements.She alleged that her partner had become aggressive when he was under the influence of alcohol and that it sparked violent incidents in the home.The man had been remanded in custody after Gardaí arrested him.However on the morning of the trial, Sgt Cronin said the woman turned up at the court and asked to withdraw the allegations and said she was doing so under her own free will.Judge O’Leary said that the case was to proceed and asked for the young woman to be called to the witness box.The woman denied she was under threat although she accepted that she had made the complaints to Gardaí.Asked if she would give evidence, the woman simply said “no”.“I don’t want to proceed. We are getting a new home. My husband is off the drink. We have a baby due and everything is going right now,” she told Judge O’Leary.Sgt Cronin said that the prosecution had been left in an “invidious position because of the a la carte attitude taken by the witness”.Judge O’Leary remarked that a great deal of Garda time had gone to waste.“There are three matters before the court and that means that you saw fit on three occasions to go to the Gardai out of fear. Now because of your decision to withdraw the allegations, the State cannot proceed in the administration of justice”, Judge O’Leary told the woman.“Given the position of the key State witness and the nature of the allegations, I must withdraw the prosecution,” Sergeant Cronin said. First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSfeatured Printcenter_img NewsDomestic violence victims should stand up to abusers in courtBy Staff Reporter – March 5, 2016 711 Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Linkedin Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebooklast_img read more

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Test helps students get involved with 2010 Census

first_imgWith the 2010 Census coming up in March, USC students got involved Monday by attending a Census 2010 testing session that will determine whether or not they are eligible for a census job.“For any government-related job there is an applicant exam,” said Nina Losorelli, assistant director of career services at the School of Policy, Planning and Development. “This is really the first stepping stone for applicants.”The test consists of questions to gauge candidates’ clerical skills, reading and writing ability and organizational skills.According to Losorelli, the school received 50 RSVPs from students. USC also did a census testing last spring, with about the same number of RSVPs.The testing on campus is specifically for USC students who want to be involved in something close to the community, Losorelli said.If students pass the exam, a number of jobs become available to them. The 2010 Census Bureau is hiring census takers, data compilers and office workers, according to Dave Gabor, a census manager in Los Angeles.Any of these jobs, which involved knocking on doors to ask residents questions for the census, offer an opportunity for students to engage with the local community, Losorelli said.“If they’re interested in civic engagement and getting involved in the community, this could help them gain experience in a public service,” Losorelli said.Though these are paid, part-time jobs, Losorelli said she does not think students are in it just for the money.“It’s a good mix of payment and a good time set-up, with flexible schedules,” she said. “It’s a great way to do something in between jobs and get paid while you’re giving back.”The Census Bureau and the university have worked together to ensure that all of these part-time jobs are within walking distance, Losorelli said.She added that it is typical for more students to get involved as the process continues and the actual census draws nearer.“I think there’s a large population of students who are an active part of the community and want to be a part of this,” Losorelli said. “I think more will get involved, especially as we move into the spring semester.”The census itself has an impact on a national level, because it helps determine how many representatives each state receives in Congress; the numbers collected in the census are used to allocate the 435 members of the House of Representatives to each of the states based on their populations.“The more accurate a census, the more likely that your state is adequately represented,” said Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics. “It’s important that this census count is right, so it’s great to see students getting involved.”Schnur added that the census also collects demographic information. Specific information about people living in an area, and not just the population, is factored into decisions that the government makes about allocation of resources at the local, state and federal levels.“A great deal of government spending and resources are determined by the makeup of the population of areas,” Schnur said. “It attends to issues depending on what these ethnic, racial or cultural communities need.”last_img read more

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Nwanebu honored once more as Pac-12’s top frosh

first_imgFreshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu has continued an impressive start to her USC career this week, as she received her second Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award.Up to the challenge · Freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu has 122 kills on the season, ranking second on the team in that category. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan Her outstanding play in USC’s 3-1 victory against crosstown rival UCLA on Wednesday kicked off a great week. Posting 17 kills in 31 attempts, Nwanebu displayed her powerful and accurate hitting ability. The freshman standout’s versatility was also on display, as she added two blocks and one dig, leading the team in scoring with 18 points.Nwanebu built on the performance against the Bruins with a solid effort in a road win against the Utah Utes. She contributed nine kills in a decisive 3-0 victory for the Trojans, bringing her week total to 26 kills with an astounding hitting percentage of .417 from the right side. On the season, Nwanebu has averaged 2.98 kills per set, good for second-best on the team.The most recent honor adds to the trophy case for this year’s freshman class, with Nwanebu receiving the award in the first week of the season and fellow outside hitter Elise Ruddins winning it the week prior.The two have combined to almost match the output of sophomore outside hitter Samantha Bricio, who was selected as the Freshman of the Week five times last year.Overall, the USC women’s volleyball team has won the award eight times in the three years that the conference has selected individual awards. To earn playing time as a freshman at a perennial powerhouse such as USC is impressive alone, but to dominate against a rival and play tough on the road forecasts a bright future for the young outside hitter.Nwanebu and the rest of the second-ranked Women of Troy (12-1, 2-0 Pac-12) are back at the Galen Center this weekend to take on Stanford on Friday at  8 p.m. and California on Sunday at 1 p.m. Follow Jake on Twitter @JakeDavidson23last_img read more

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Cougars put Kootenay in deep freeze during weekend set in PG

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice ran its winless streak to eight after the Cariboo Cougars rocked the visitors by a combined 18-2 scored during B.C. Hockey Major Midget Hockey League action this past weekend at the CN Centre in Prince George.The Cougars, within one point of first place in league standings with an 8-2-0 record, opened with a 9-2 victory Saturday.Cariboo then completed the home ice sweep Sunday blasting the Ice 9-0.Cariboo opened the two-game set by jumping on the Ice, scoring four times in the opening frame.The Cougars continued to dominate the contest outscoring the Ice 2-1 in the second and 3-1 in the third.Tyler Povelofskie led the Cougars with four points, including a hat trick.Kenny Nordstrom added a pair for Cariboo. Kane Roberts of Castlegar and Ryan Neil from Fruitvale replied for Kootenay.Sunday Kootenay had a better start holding the Cougars to a 1-0 advantage after one frame on a shorthanded tally by Liam Blackburn.However, in the second Cariboo scored five times, including three markers from power plays, to take over the game.Cariboo finished the game with seven special teams goals — four on power plays.Povelofskie and Blackburn led the offence for Cariboo each finishing with two goals.Braiden Epp added three assists.Nelson’s Adam Maida and Harrison Whitlock of Fruitvale were the goalies for Kootenay.Kootenay returns home this weekend for a two-game set at the Cominco Arena in Trail against Thompson Blazers.The Blazers have one win in 10 games this season.Game time Saturday is 8 p.m.Sunday the puck drops at 9:45 a.m.last_img read more

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John Downey given leave to appeal extradition

first_imgCreeslough man John Downey has been granted leave to appeal the decision to extradite him to Northern Ireland.Downey, 67, whose trial for the IRA’s Hyde Park bombing collapsed in controversy five years ago, is wanted by prosecutors in Northern Ireland over the murders of two soldiers in 1972.Downey was arrested at his home in Creeslough last October under a European Arrest Warrant after authorities in Northern Ireland determined they had sufficient evidence to charge him with the murders of Lance Corporal Alfred Johnston, 32, and Private James Eames, 33. The soldiers died in a car bomb attack in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh in August 1972.RTTE reports that Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said she granted the appeal to test whether it is an abuse of process.Garnet Orange SC, for Downey, told the court: “There is a larger picture that simply cannot be ignored and this is one that must be dealt with in the context of whether public interest is best served in the surrender of Mr Downey.“For instance, the trial in the UK in 2014 was stopped on the grounds it would be contrary to public interest to allow it to proceed. “It’s hard to see how the public interest could really be any different from the public interest that the applicant raises.”John Downey given leave to appeal extradition was last modified: March 6th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CreesloughdonegalextraditionHIGH COURTJohn Downeylast_img read more

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Ohio Soybean Council announces Board of Trustees election

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees has five district seats up for election this year. All eligible candidates interested in running for the OSC Board must obtain at least 15 valid signatures on the petition available at www.soyohio.org.OSC is the Qualified State Soybean Board for Ohio and manages state soybean checkoff dollars. The OSC Board is made up of farmer volunteers who direct the investments of checkoff dollars to improve the profitability of Ohio soybean farmers.Districts up for election are:District 1: Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and Williams Counties incumbent Todd Hesterman is eligible to run for another termDistrict 2: Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood Counties incumbent Nathan Eckel is eligible to run for another termDistrict 5: Allen, Hancock, and Putnam Counties incumbent Bill Bateson is eligible to run for another termDistrict 9: Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and Union Counties incumbent Bret Davis is term-limitedDistrict 13: Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, and Warren Counties incumbent Amy Sigg Davis is term-limitedAll petitions must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) by mail, and must be postmarked no later than July 6, and received by ODA no later than July 13, 2018. To be eligible for election to the OSC Board, you must live in a county in the districts listed, and be a soybean producer engaged in the growing of soybeans in the State of Ohio, who owns or shares the ownership and risk of loss of soybeans at any time during the three year period immediately preceding November 15 of the current year.  Eligible producers who have contributed to the soybean checkoff and have submitted a petition with the signatures of 15 other eligible soybean producers who reside in the respective district shall be determined by ODA as candidates for election. OSC Trustees serve one term of three years, and may be elected to serve up to three consecutive terms.For questions, please contact Kirk Merritt, OSC Executive Director, at [email protected]last_img read more

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2019 Is the Year of Energy Codes

first_imgIf there’s a defining theme for the building sector in 2019, it’s energy codes. Actions to update the rules that cities and states set to determine how effectively new residential and commercial buildings use energy are progressing on several fronts across the U.S. These regulations define the next generation of building design and construction in terms of energy performance, and because those projects will be in operation for decades, performance matters a great deal — now more than ever. You see, 2018 culminated with a preponderance of evidence that climate change is real and the time for action is immediate. Natural disasters are wreaking havoc across the globe and new reports sound the alarm for governments to do more to limit temperature rise. While improving the efficiency of energy codes has been the purview of advocacy groups for decades, the growing pressure to address climate change has put a spotlight on codes as a critical lever for states and cities when trying to cut carbon emissions that are fueling climate change. Buildings account for roughly 40% of the energy used in the United States and over one-third of carbon emissions. Without addressing the building stock, climate action and energy policy goals are simply not achievable. The good news is that substantive improvements in building energy codes are attainable in the near term.RELATED ARTICLESSavings from Building Energy Codes Are a Big DealAre Energy Codes Working?Study: Green Building Codes Don’t Save EnergyStudy: Codes Really Can Improve Energy EfficiencyAn Encouraging Study on Energy Code Compliance A recent opinion piece in the New York Times cites challenges with gaining acceptance for a carbon tax or other penalties for people or corporations that pollute. But “building codes with strict energy requirements, vigorously enforced” are the solution, writes Justin Gillis, a former environmental reporter and opinion contributor to the Times. “Yes, I know they seem boring… [but] they could hardly be more important,” he adds. We at the New Buildings Institute (NBI) agree, and in 2019 there will be a convergence of activities around energy codes that will make or break our ability to reduce the amount of carbon emitted by buildings in this next crucial decade. 2021 International Energy Conservation Code First: the three-year update of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), a national model energy code that many cities and states use as the basis for local adoption, is under development in 2019, culminating with a final vote by International Code Council members in the fall. The ASHRAE 90.1-2019, another national model energy code, will be released this year, and those latest upgrades can track into the 2021 IECC process. All told, NBI and partners are seeking a 10-15% energy efficiency improvement in the IECC for residential and commercial structures, but the road is long with many hurdles. The payoff, however, would be huge. In the 2012 IECC, NBI was part of a coalition that helped realize gains that, by 2030, will reduce emissions equivalent to closing 44 coal plants and cutting energy costs by $24 billion. States and cities adopting stretch codes Secondly, if last year’s trend continues, 2019 will see growth in the number of states and cities that leapfrog the national energy code model and advance local regulations well beyond the minimum standards. Led by California, Washington, Vermont, and New York, as well as cities such as Boulder, Colorado; the District of Columbia; and Scottsdale, Arizona, jurisdictions are developing and adopting stringencies that are significantly better than either the IECC or ASHRAE 90.1-2019. Most notably, with the 2019 Title 24, California’s statewide energy code, going into force, local governments in the state are working to develop and implement stretch codes that are even more stringent. This year, efforts are already underway to make the 2022 Title 24 commercial building code one of the most advanced in the country. (To see how your state energy code ranks visit State Energy Code Score Card.) These codes utilize high efficiency measures in lighting, heating and cooling, and envelope to maximize reductions of energy needed to power the building. The most impactful advanced measures for commercial buildings are spelled out in two recent guidance documents developed by NBI. The 20% Stretch Energy Code Provisions and soon-to-be-released Stretch Energy Standard define a path to 20% and 40% efficiency increases above conventional practices. These publications offer states and cities the technical basis for improving local energy codes. To ensure lasting efficiency, operations and occupant behavior initiatives are needed to maintain energy performance long after the design and construction teams go home. Some policy leaders are looking at options for an outcome-based compliance path where buildings use actual energy bills to prove their intended performance rather than prescriptive standards or predictive modeling, which don’t always translate into actual lower energy use. Innovation in code development has become a vitally effective strategy to transform the way we approach design and construction of buildings. NBI is encouraging energy code developers to roadmap their progress by planning ahead two or three code cycles — typically each cycle is three years — giving the market visibility into what comes next and working toward long-term energy and carbon reduction goals. States that want to track progress have a new tool called the zEPI Jurisdictional Score, which ranks how well they are doing in comparison to other states, all the way to achieving a “zero energy code.” In the 2018 scores, Michigan, Massachusetts, and California ranked top in their efforts, but other states including Idaho, Florida, and Wisconsin saw improvements in their scores based on new code adoptions. Energy codes approaching zero Finally, we expect to see greater exploration of zero-energy and zero-carbon codes in 2019 as some states and cities press forward on decarbonization and electrification strategies. California’s Title 24-2019 will be the first state code in the nation to require solar panels and nearly net zero levels of energy consumption in all new homes. Bob Raymer, of the California Building Industry Association, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying, “Adoption of these standards represents a quantum leap in the statewide building standards. You can bet every one of the other 49 states will be watching what happens.” At NBI, we believe models for zero energy codes should emphasize ultra-low energy use intensities (EUIs) on par with the current inventory of verified zero-energy buildings, which show a median EUI of 18. (Lower numbers mean lower energy use.) Zero codes requiring only current ASHRAE 90.1-2019 and IECC standards of construction fall short because they deliver EUIs more than double that of typical zero energy buildings, and shouldn’t be considered an endpoint on getting to zero. While still nascent, some aspects of what constitutes a zero-energy/zero-carbon code have already become clear. We will likely see more energy/carbon targets and performance ratings, rather than lists of detailed prescriptive specifications. Requirements for integrating solar energy and electric vehicle infrastructure into the building will become mandatory. (Look to NBI and the U.S. Green Building Council’s GridOptimal Buildings Initiative to define a metric and standard for building-grid harmonization and reduced carbon emissions.) And, building operators and occupants will be critical players as we seek persistence in building energy performance — a role that operators are well positioned for but will require continuing workforce training. Are energy codes boring? Perhaps, but they have emerged as the nerdy hero we need right now to address the spreading impacts of climate change. Elevating the role of energy codes is possible and imperative as the window of opportunity is closing rapidly. If we step up to the opportunities presented during this 2019 Year of Energy Codes, we will look back on this time as a sea change in the transformation to a low-energy, carbon-neutral built environment for the future. Here’s to 2019!   Ralph DiNola is CEO of the New Buildings Institute. This post originally appeared at the Zero Energy Project.last_img read more

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1 litre milk mixed with water served to 81 students in UP school under midday meal scheme

first_imgA government school in Uttar Pradesh’s Chopan block has been accused of mixing one litre of milk in a bucket of water and serving it to 81 children as part of their midday meal. Officials took cognisance of the matter after a video showing milk being adulterated by Salai Banwa primary school’s cook went viral. The government’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme aims to better the nutritional standing of school-age children in the country. The cook is seen mixing a litre of milk in a bucket full of water in the video clip. Basic Siksha Adhikari Gorakhnath Patel said that an inquiry has been ordered and stern action will be taken against those found responsible. In August, a video showing a woman distributing rotis and another woman giving salt to children as midday meal in Siyur primary school in Jamalpur block had surfaced.last_img read more

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PSL says Soltones fine sticks; PVL calls decision ‘absurd’

first_imgView comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nguyen ready for jeers as he fights hometown hero Folayangcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “I don’t see anything wrong with what Gretchel did. In fact she should be commended for helping in this fund-raising event by her participation,” said Ricky Palou, president of Sports Vision, which organizes the PVL.“The suspension and hefty fine on Soltones by the PSL officials is absurd and totally uncalled for,” Palou said in a statement. “In the first place, Soltones has no contract with the PSL. She is only on loan to the team of Iriga as her mother league is the PVL.”Palou added that the PVL All Star was scheduled at the start of the 2017 season, before Soltones agreed to play on loan for Team Iriga.Team Iriga could not vote during the deliberation.ADVERTISEMENT PSL representatives voted 7-0, upholding the league’s decision to ban and fine Soltones.Team Iriga, however, does not have a contract yet with Soltones, to the dismay of league officials who have imposed a rule on all teams to sign their players to a minimum of one year with a one-league rider in the contract, meaning players are not allowed to play outside of the PSL while they are under contract with their respective teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMinus the contract, it isn’t clear if Soltones herself would pay the fine or how the PSL plans to extract the sanction from the San Sebastian star.Soltones saw action in a one-game affair dubbed the PVL All-Star Game. The charity match was held to raise funds for the benefit of HERO Foundation. Philippine Superliga team owners unanimously voted to deny the appeal by Team Iriga to reconsider Grethcel Soltones’ one-year ban and P50,000 fine as penalties for playing in an unsanctioned match outside of the league.The decision was branded “absurd” by the Premier Volleyball League, where Soltones plays, saying the power-hitting star merely did her part to raise funds for a foundation established to raise scholarship funds for children of soldiers who gave up their lives in the line of duty.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Go easy, Tiger, Day urges ahead of comeback

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The 14-time major champion has not played since February after undergoing surgery following a recurrence of back problems which forced him to miss the 2015-2016 season.“There’s no pressure. I think it’s a 17- or 18-man field, there’s no cut, he’s playing at a tournament where last year I think he had the most birdies at,” Day said at the Australian Open in Sydney.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“From what I see on Instagram and what he’s been telling me, he says he’s ready and I’m hoping that he is, because from what I hear, he’s hitting it very long.“And if he’s hitting it long and straight, then that’s going to be tough for us because it is Tiger Woods. He’s always been a clutch putter and in amongst the best and it will be interesting to see.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Woods is included in an 18-man field which features many of world golf’s elite, including world number one Dustin Johnson and world number two Jordan Spieth.“I have no idea where his game’s at because the last time I spent time with him he wasn’t even hitting full swings yet,” Spieth said in Sydney.“But he was confident coming off of this last surgery to get back into it and to be able to have the time necessary and strength to practise as much injury free as possible.”‘Best he’s felt in years’Woods has not played competitively since February, when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC He underwent surgery in April, his fourth operation on his troublesome back, and has been posting videos of himself in practice.He announced he would be making his comeback at the Hero World Challenge, an invitational event to benefit his charity foundation.“I did talk to him and he did say it’s the best he’s ever felt in three years,” said Day, a friend and confidant of Woods.“He doesn’t wake up with pain anymore, which is great. I said to him, ‘Look, it’s great to be one of the best players ever to live, but health is one thing that we all take for granted and if you can’t live a happy, healthy life, then that’s difficult’.“I totally understand where he’s coming from, because sometimes I wake up in the morning and it takes me 10 minutes to get out of bed, and for him to be in pain for three years is very frustrating.”Woods, who last won a major in 2008, has also battled personal demons. In May, he was arrested for driving under the influence after being found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz by a roadside.Woods, who was found to have five drugs including the powerful opioid hydrocodone in his system, later revealed he underwent professional treatment to help him manage his medications.Under a plea agreement reached in Palm Beach County, north of Miami, Woods will avoid jail time unless he commits major violations of his probation. Read Next Late rally pushes Lakers past Bulls Jason Day of Australia reacts to his tee shot during the second round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International golf club in Shanghai on October 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HINJason Day assured Tiger Woods on Wednesday that he’s under “no pressure” ahead of his long-awaited comeback at an exclusive invitational tournament next week.Day, a former world number one, said Woods had told him he feels ready for his return at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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