China’s Wu claims third European Tour title at Dutch Open. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News SPIJK — Chinese golfer Wu Ashun fired a four-under-par final round of 67 on Sunday to edge out England’s Chris Wood by one shot and win the Dutch Open at Spijk. The 33-year-old had started the day one stroke behind Wood, but a strong finish with three birdies in his final five holes saw him claim his third European Tour title on 16-under for the tournament. "Unbelievable this week," Wu, the world number 344, said. "I am so happy, very happy today and thank you everyone. "We just fixed my swing at the beginning of the year and we still trust that we are going the right way." A double-bogey at the 12th hampered Wood’s challenge, and the world number 95 failed to find a birdie at the par-five 18th which would have forced a play-off, three-putting on the final green. Padraig Harrington continued his recent return to form since losing his PGA Tour card, as the … [Read more...] about China’s Wu claims third European Tour title at Dutch Open
Opinion PUBLISHED: 18:40 16 September 2018 | UPDATED: 19:04 16 September 2018 Nice hats, lads! Allan Hunter and Kevin Beattie having a a whale of a time after the 1978 FA Cup final win at Wembley, with coach Cyril Lea. Archant Mike Bacon remembers Kevin Beattie, from European nights at Portman Road, to the cricket pitches of Ipswich! ‘That white shirt is pristine pal. You iron it yourself?”Kevin Beattie laughs out loud and pats me on the back.It’s summer, some time back in the mid-90s, and ‘The Beat’ was turning out for a game of cricket at Bourne Vale, with members of the EADT sports department. He was the ‘ringer’ in our team in a game we hoped to win.I always enjoyed Kevin Beattie’s company, even though I was never as close to him as my former sports room colleagues, Mel Henderson, Elvin King, Dave Allard and Neal Manning.They were lucky enough to witness his career on the pitch from the press box and knew his brilliance as … [Read more...] about Kevin Beattie: European nights under the lights, and belting out ‘Beattie is back’!
European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Pierre Moscovici slammed the populist Italian government as a “problem”, insisting the government should stop spending programmes and propose a “credible budget”. The EU Commissioner said earlier this week at a press conference in Paris that the Italian economic situation and the budget of the populist coalition was a “problem for the Eurozone”, Il Giornale reports.According to Moscovici, Italian “growth is in the lower part of the Eurozone, in which the biggest problem is that of a productivity deficit”. He then stressed that the government should reduce public debt claiming that Italy “cannot live” with a 130 percent public debt to GDP. Moscovici also attacked the populist movement in Europe, in general, saying that the continent was looking at a “climate that looks a lot like the 1930s”. “Clearly there is no Hitler, … [Read more...] about Anger After European Commissioner Blasts ‘Little Mussolinis’, ‘Problem’ Italy
World International Affairs Leaders from France, the U.K. and Germany, with the support of the European Union, are planning to set up a “special purpose” financial company in a bid to avoid U.S. sanctions against Iran. European officials confirmed the effort to thwart President Donald Trump’s financial targeting of the Iranian economy on Friday, German news site Spiegel reported. The new institution’s sole purpose will be to process payments for transactions with Tehran, bypassing the normal international financing channels. Finance ministers of Germany, France and the U.K. have been working together to move the plan forward. “The German government is working together with the EEAS [the European External Action Service] and European Commission, as well as France and the United Kingdom, on maintaining financial payment channels with Iran,” a spokesperson for the German finance ministry said, according to Politico. “The negotiations on this are … [Read more...] about European Leaders Will Create A ‘Special Purpose’ Financial Company to Avoid Donald Trump’s Iran Sanctions
Thank you for your editorial on the European Research Group’s (ERG) research paper on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit (Key initiative from the ERG to overcome backstop stalemate, September 13). The ERG’s view is that the prospect of an internal regulatory border down the Irish Sea is completely unacceptable. Such a border formed part of Michel Barnier’s proposals in the draft Withdrawal Agreement. As we say on page 8 of the report:“The Withdrawal Agreement proposals are a clear breach of the Principle of Consent enshrined in the Belfast Agreement, designed to respect the border and leave the choice about its future solely, democratically and peacefully in the hands of the people of Northern Ireland.”This view is repeated on p. 11:“Under his unacceptable proposals, there would be extensive controls between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.”Our proposals, on the other hand (p. 3) “do nothing to … [Read more...] about Owen Paterson: The European Research Group utterly opposes a regulatory border down the Irish Sea