World number two Justin Thomas said that he will tell his American Ryder Cup team-mates there "aren't any tricks" at Le Golf National, which will host the matchplay showdown in September. The 25-year-old finished tied eighth at the French Open on Sunday after a level-par final round of 71, failing to mount a serious title challenge despite a solid week at the venue just outside Paris. "It's all right in front of you. There aren't any tricks," said Thomas, who was the only leading American player to make the trip to France. "It sounds like for the most part they knew it was a narrow course and it was tough, and I'll just reiterate that to them. "It's not like there's any ground-breaking stuff that I learned here. I definitely learned some stuff. "There's not any blind shots or anything like that. You just have to go out and execute." The reigning USPGA champion was looking for a second win of the year and first-ever in Europe, but struggled over the closing holes as his title bid … [Read more...] about There aren’t any tricks at Ryder Cup course, says Thomas
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PUBLISHED: 12:19 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 13 June 2018 G P Brown, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich. Norwich's UEA campus. PHOTO: Archant One reader is worried there aren’t enough boys at university. What do you think? Both the education minister and chairman of the office for students are reported as inveighing against a lack of ‘diversity’ at Oxbridge universities, implying that positive discrimination in favour of ‘diverse’ candidates is necessary to correct the wrong. Looking around at the UEA I note a far larger diversity problem - there just are not enough boys. Nationally only 43% of university students are boys. On the Oxbridge evidence above one can only conclude that boys are being discriminated against by universities not “taking into account a broad range of factors”, to quote the education minister, rather than focusing purely on academic results. If university entrance has to proportionately reflect ethnicity, rather than … [Read more...] about Reader opinion: There aren’t enough boys at UEA
A medical centre and surgery in a Swansea suburb are set to merge as it adapts to “major challenges” facing a health board. Cwmtawe Medical Group has written to patients to inform them of a proposed merger between Cwmtawe Medical Centre in Clydach and New Cross Surgery in Morriston. The move would be carried out on July 1. In its letter, it states: “AMBU Health Board, like many other across the country, are facing a number of major challenges. “There has been a substantial increase in demand due to a growing population with more complex health needs. “This is coupled with fewer doctors choosing a career in general practice. There is a shortfall in the number of GPs, locums and specialist nurses to meet this demand. “In order to provide a high standard of care that is sustainable for the future it is important to adapt through new ways of working to ensure continued patient access to GP services.” Merging the two practices would give a larger … [Read more...] about Two GP surgeries in Swansea are merging as there aren’t enough doctors
Fixed-income mutual funds run by women have outperformed funds run by men since 2003, so you’d think the number of them would be rising.But the opposite is true: Only 14 U.S. debt funds were managed exclusively by women as of September 2017, compared with 47 in 2004, according to Morningstar Inc. And the share of women overseeing bond or equity assets has stalled at about one in 10 since 2015.That’s partly because it can take years to win a management role; and strong, confident women who entered the business several decades ago weren’t always welcomed, say some female fund managers. That dynamic combines with a shortfall of prospects entering the field, given what some see as insufficient college-recruitment initiatives and public role models.“There is still a view that it’s a bit of the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ industry,” said Marie Chandoha, president and chief executive officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management. “Also … [Read more...] about Women Are Winning in Bond Funds. Why Aren’t There More of Them?
LET's break this down. Frankie Bridge has the natural beauty of a young Natalie Wood, a heart-shaped face with the most radiant skin, and an eye-popping set of rock-hard abs, which are all the more incredible given she’s had two babies. And yet, bafflingly, she says she suffers from insecurities about her looks and doesn’t think there will ever be a time when she’ll be 100% happy with herself. “Everyone says when you get to 30 you really accept yourself, but I’m 29 now and I can’t see that there’s going to be that much of a change in the way I think and feel. I definitely can’t ever see myself thinking: ‘I’m amazing.’ I’m just quite a self-conscious person. "It doesn’t rule my life, but I sit down with most of my girlfriends and not one of us is ever entirely happy. There will always be something.” Women tormenting themselves with misplaced insecurities over their bodies is neither new nor surprising. … [Read more...] about Frankie Bridge on confidence wobbles, sex as a busy parent and why The Saturdays aren’t ready to reunite