first_imgWillis will be the name on everybody’s lips on Broadway this fall! Rumer Willis will make her Great White Way debut in Chicago as Roxie Hart. She is scheduled to begin performances on August 18 and will play an eight-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre through October 11. Meanwhile, her Dad, Bruce Willis, is set to make his Broadway debut in Misery from October 22.Willis is the winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season 20. She began her acting career as a child starring opposite her mother Demi Moore in the films Striptease and Now and Then. Her stage credits include off-Broadway’s Love, Loss and What I Wore, For the Record Live’s Dear John Hughes, Baz Luhrmann’s DBA and FTR: Tarantino. Her additional screen credits include House Bunny, Sorority Row, Diary of Preston Plummer Workaholics, Pretty Little Liars, Hawaii 5-0 and Songbyrd.Brandy Norwood is currently starring as Roxie through August 2; the cast also includes Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ivan Hernandez as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments from $49.50 Related Shows Chicagolast_img read more

first_imgFebruary 15, 2006 On the Move On the Move Jennifer Krell Davis, formerly of The Florida Bar Public Information Office, has recently joined The Florida Chamber of Commerce as its communications director, overseeing all media, membership, and public relations communications. Sharon A. Lisitzky and Jared H. Beck joined Morgan Lewis as associates. Lisitzky practices in the area of labor & employment. Beck joined as a litigation associate. Colleen D. O’Rourke joined Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg as an associate in the civil litigation department. James M. McNeel has joined Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison and Tate in San Antonio, TX, as an associate in their estate planning and probate practice. Richard J. Roselli and Lisa A. McNelis announce the opening of their new office Roselli & McNelis, P.A., Sanctuary Centre, 4800 N. Federal Hwy., Ste. 202E, Boca Raton 33431; phone (866) 999-0826; fax (561) 826-1826; Web site: Brian S. Keif announces the opening of Brian S. Keif, P.A., P.O. Box 490868, Key Biscayne 33149; phone (305) 586-6348; fax (305) 361-1162; e-mail: Judith Nagan announces the opening of Judith M. Nagan, Attorney at Law, 309 NE. 1st St., Gainesville 32601; phone: (352) 378-8040; fax: (352) 372-3464; e-mail: Nagan practices Social Security disability and SSI law. Samantha Schosberg Feuer joined Schwarzberg Spector Duke Schulz & Rogers in West Palm Beach. She concentrates in the areas of labor and employment, commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Grossman & Roth announce that Barry L. Meadow and Michael S. Olin have joined the firm as name partners. Seth Eric Miles has also joined as an associate. The firm’s name will change to Grossman, Roth, Olin, Meadow, Cohen, Yaffa, Pennekamp and Cohen, P.A. Joseph Sverchek joined Loeb & Loeb in New York as a partner. Sverchek concentrates in the areas of corporate, international, banking, and financial services law. Carter & Thomas of Boca Raton announces the association of senior attorneys Paul A. Baldovin, Jr., Jeffrey M. Glotzer, and Marlyn J. Wiener. Baldovin leads the firm’s estate planning and probate practice. Glotzer concentrates in the area of litigation and Wiener focuses on real estate and corporate transactions. The firm has also relocated to new offices at 1515 North Federal Highway, Suite 105, Boca Raton 33432; phone (561) 368-7474. Mary Musette Stewart has joined Dr. Phillips, Inc., in Orlando. She concentrates in the area of real estate. Erica N. Wright joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Miami. Wright is board certified in the area of city, county, and local government law. Jason Corsover announces the opening of the Law Office of Jason T. Corsover located at 950 S. Pine Island Rd., Ste. 121, Plantation 33324; phone (954) 727-8285; e-mail: The firm concentrates in the practice of nursing home abuse, personal injury law, as well as federal and state civil litigation. Christina M. Breiner, David A. Greene, Steven Holtzman, and Robyn L. Vines were named partners of Ruden McClosky. David M. Gaspari joined Slawson Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens as a partner. The firm has changed its name to Slawson Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari. Patrick G. White joined Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in Naples as of counsel. White focuses in the areas of land use, zoning, comprehensive planning, site and building permitting, real estate, and code enforcement matters. Jorge de la Cruz-Muñoz was elected shareholder of Dunwody, White & Landon in Coral Gables. He practices in the areas of taxation, estate planning, and estate and trust administration. John Bolanovich has become a partner with Bogin, Munns & Munns in Orlando. Bolanovich will chair the firm’s labor and employment law practice and co-chair the commercial litigation practice. Efrain Aponte, Sharon Buckle, and Lidiana Rivera joined de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal as associates. The Title Center of Florida, Inc., has relocated to Harbour Centre at Aventura, 18851 N.E. 29th Ave., Ste. 900, Aventura 33180; Broward phone (954) 893-6869, fax (965) 893-6870; Miami-Dade phone (786) 279-0090, fax (786) 279-0093. Cherie L. Silberman and Joseph R. Coker have joined Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap as associates. Joel S. Magolnick and Farah J. Martinez joined De La O, Marko, Magolnick & Leyton in Miami. Magolnick concentrates in the areas of general civil litigation and appeals, complex commercial and constitutional litigation, personal injury, and other torts. Martinez concentrates on general civil litigation and appeals. Jay S. Pattumudi joined the intellectual property and technology, and corporate practice groups at Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Additionally, Adam Kantor joined the firm’s general trial practice group as an associate and E. Zachary Rans joined as a shareholder in the real estate practice group. Judge D. Bruce Levy has become a panel mediator with Salmon & Dulberg Mediation Services, Inc., in Miami. Marion P. Mathiason was named a shareholder at Bricklemyer, Smolker & Bolves in Tampa. She concentrates in the area of commercial real estate. Jason S. Weiss joined Atkinson, Diner, Stone, Mankuta & Ploucha in Ft. Lauderdale. Weiss practices in the areas of business litigation, sports, and entertainment law. Ted A. Avellone joined Coppins Monroe Adkins Dincman and Spellman in Tallahassee as an associate. Avellone practices in the areas of commercial and civil litigation. Roger J. Dodd became of counsel to Spohrer Wilner Maxwell & Matthews. Dodd focuses on serious or catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, trucking cases, and medical malpractice. GrayRobinson announces that the following attorneys have joined their Orlando office: Adam M. Pastis, medical malpractice defense and health care; Tonya D. Tillman, employment and labor; and Douglas I. Wall, construction law and litigation. Laurie V. Schlette was named chief operating officer for Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale. Russell A. Kerr and Nadine M. Castillo joined Ward, Damon & Posner in West Palm Beach as associates. Jean Roush-Burnett joined the land use practice of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando as of counsel. Arnstein & Lehr announce the opening of its Ft. Lauderdale office. Brian F. Stayton was named a shareholder of Marlowe & McNabb. The firm will now be known as Marlowe, McNabb & Stayton . Michael P. Levinson and Kimberly Weissler Feldman joined Zuckerman Spaeder in Miami in the firm’s healthcare practice group. Stephanie L. Bandy was named partner in the Miami office of Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson. Bandy practices in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, professional negligence, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Additionally, Juan Carlos Garcia was named partner in the firm’s Tampa office. Garcia’s area of practice is focused on workers’ comp defense and dental malpractice. Stephen G. Kaufer was also named partner in the firm’s West Palm Beach office. Kaufer’s area of practice is focused on workers’ comp defense. Michael N. Kreitzer has been named chair of Bilzin Sumberg’s litigation group. Stephanie C. Alvarez was named a partner of Feldman Gale in Miami. She focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property litigation, trademark and patent prosecution. Jaclyn D. Goldstein has joined the Boca Raton office of Hodgson Russ as an associate in its business litigation practice group. Bruce Udolf joined Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale as a shareholder. Udolf joined the firm’s white-collar crimes practice. Jeffrey H. Tromberg announces the opening of his new office, Florida Debt Relief Center, at 3230 W. Commercial Blvd., Ste. 290, Ft. Lauderdale 33309; phone (954) 535-9905; fax (954) 337-8500. Tromberg focuses his practice in the areas of consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. Denise L. Wheeler was named office managing shareholder of the Ft. Myers office of Fowler White Boggs Banker. Craig D. Varn joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tallahassee as a shareholder in the firm’s environmental and land use practice group. Maureen Deskins and Carol Rooney have joined Butler, Pappas, Weihmuller, Katz & Craig in Tampa, and Eric Zivitz joined the firm in Miami. William J. Denius has become a partner in the Killgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires in Orlando. Edward Lee Giles joined The Office of the Public Defender in Sebring in the office’s trial division. Benjamin H. Hill IV, Mark M. Wall, S. Gordon Hill, Lynn Welter Sherman, and John C. Connery, Jr., were named shareholders of Hill, Ward & Henderson in Tampa. Jordan Michael Breitner joined the Law Offices of Howard J. Hollander in Miami as an associate. Jessica Ticktin joined J. Mark Maynor, P.A., in West Palm Beach as an associate. Damon M. Ellis, Hugh H. Marthinsen and Rhonda E. Stringer were elected partners of Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway, Gibbons, Lash & Wilcox. Ellis concentrates his practice in the areas of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. Marthinsen concentrates his practice in the areas of land use, zoning, real estate, administrative, and environmental law. Stringer focuses her practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on public housing authorities. February 15, 2006 On the Movelast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Kelly Currie was named Monday acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York after his boss and predecessor, Loretta Lynch, was sworn in as U.S. Attorney General, replacing Eric Holder.Currie, who was Lynch’s chief assistant, will oversee a staff of nearly 300 tasked with investigating and prosecuting federal criminal and civil cases on Long Island as well as in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. His takeover follows Lynch’s five-month-long wait to be confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, which made her the first African American woman to be the nation’s top law enforcement official.“I am honored beyond words to step into this larger role today as your Attorney General as we continue the core work, our mission, the protection of the American people,” Lynch told reporters during a news conference immediately after her swearing in ceremony.Currie has done two stints as a federal prosecutor. During his first time around from 1999-2010, he worked his way up to Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Chief of the Violent Crimes & Terrorism Section. He then spent four years working in the Manhattan office of Washington, D.C.-based law firm Crowell & Moring, LLP before returning to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in November.His private practice work included representing corporations and individuals in white collar criminal defense matters, corporate internal investigations and complex civil litigation. His work as a federal prosecutor has included leading investigations and prosecutions of crimes ranging from racketeering, terrorism, fraud, money laundering and murder.Aside from those jobs, Currie served as a senior adviser to former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine). He graduated from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce in ‘86 and the University of Virginia School of Law in ‘93.last_img read more

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jesse Boyer Web: Details Try as we might, we humans aren’t very good at predicting what’s next.Alexander Graham Bell packed up his novel telephone and offered it to Western Union, whose president said it was nothing but a toy.Charlie Chaplin saw an early demise of the movie business, dismissing it with, “Cinema is just a fad.”Gary Cooper declined to play Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind, laughing, “I’m sure glad it will be Clark Gable falling on his face in that role instead of me.”Decca Records told the Fab Four’s band manager, Brian Epstein, “The Beatles have no future in show business.”And Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO in 2007, was certain there was “no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.”A recent article in Southwest Magazine touched on this subject, noting that our mere mortal emotions and basic needs cloud our decisions about the future. To solve this dilemma, venture capital firm Deep Knowledge Ventures actually appointed a computer algorithm to its board of directors!But while as a species we often see a skewed view of the future, Ron Daly, DigitalMailer’s Chairman and Founder, nailed it 15 years ago by predicting digital communications tools could help the financial services industry better serve consumers, strengthen relationships and stay competitive.Digital path to a level playing fieldThe year was 1999, and Ron envisioned creating an “eStatements” company as his final MBA project at George Washington University.“Building an eStatements platform was a crazy idea back then,” Ron told the DigitalMailer staff last week. “The Internet was so new, you had to use a dial-up modem … and wait and wait and wait … for the slowest connection you could ever imagine to reach it. But I kept thinking, if we could capture the power of the web, we could create a service that would help financial institutions cut costs by replacing mailed paper statements with those that were electronic. This would be more efficient and deliver information to their customers quicker.”Ron said that, slow as it was in the early days, “the best part about the Internet will be its ability to truly level the playing field with 24/7 service,” so institutions of all sizes could quickly respond to customers’ needs. He was right. It may seem hard to believe today, but eStatements were a new idea when DigitalMailer got off the ground in 2000! Financial institutions had to shift their thinking, and clients trickled in the first couple of years. By the end of five years, 50 clients had adopted the service. At the 10-year mark, we had 180 clients and delivered a total of 15.9 million eStatements. Now, we average nearly 9 million eStatements a year. And we have 220 clients, reaching 8.6 million consumers.From snail mail to any-to-any digital channelsEveryone connected with DigitalMailer will always have a soft spot for eStatements – our initial, flagship product. But as technology evolved, so have consumer expectations. We leveraged our capabilities to offer a complete “digital toolbox” with newsletters, preference-based email alerts, and then targeted, one-to-one messages.Now, customer demands are even higher, given the rapid growth of high-tech tools available to them, and DigitalMailer has moved from provider of several discrete products to the role of “communication enabler.” Today, DigitalMailer acts as a complement to any organized data system, helping clients take advantage of their data-mining programs and variable-field capabilities to create messages directed precisely to customers’ needs and interests. And we’re helping them reach consumers in any channel they want – online banking, mobile, ATMs, email, text or voice – where they can move seamlessly from one device to another while experiencing a consistent communication experience.So, what will the next 15 years bring? As Ron said, “Since DigitalMailer’s start, we’ve helped the marketplace transition from paper to electronic communications. Now we’re helping the marketplace transition from electronic to this crazy new thing called ‘mobile.’ Beyond that, we need to be ready for even more advanced communication and connection technology.”I’ll add that we need to take our own advice: Keep options open. Listen to our clients, and don’t get comfortable. Change comes fast, and I predict we’d better stay nimble to meet it.last_img read more

first_img– Advertisement – Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Pro, a new streaming device with support for 8K video decoding, has been launched in China. The streaming box is priced at CNY 399 (approximately Rs. 4,500) and will only be available in China for now with the company not announcing any plans to launch the new product in global markets including India. The Mi Box 4S Pro is part of the same product range that includes the Mi Box 4K, which was launched in India earlier this year for Rs. 3,499.Mi Box 4S Pro price vs competitionPriced at CNY 399 (approximately Rs. 4,500), the Mi Box 4S Pro is only a bit more expensive than the Mi Box 4K, and comes with significantly improved features. The support for 8K video decoding gives the device a significant edge over competing devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and the Apple TV 4K, as well as over the Mi Box 4K itself.Mi Box 4S Pro specifications and features- Advertisement – The key feature on the Mi Box 4S Pro is 8K video decoding, which isn’t available on any other popular streaming devices right now. Although it isn’t exactly clear how this will work for now, it’s likely that the Mi Box 4S Pro will be able to play back locally available 8K video content on a supported television. For now, none of the major streaming services offer content in 8K resolution, so there’s not much else that can be done with this feature.The Mi Box 4S Pro runs MIUI for TV, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage for apps and app data. Any global version of the device would likely ship with Android TV and not MIUI for TV, similar to the Mi Box 4K in India. That said, the specific feature set of this device is unlikely to have much appeal globally for now, given that 8K TVs are quite expensive and 8K content isn’t widely available.Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite vs Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K: Which is the best budget streaming device for TVs in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img“Guidelines for the Integral Protection of Rural Landscapes and Sustainable Tourism Development of the Neretva Delta” were presented this week at the Valamar Lacroma Hotel in Dubrovnik, at the final conference of the “CO-EVOLVE” project organized by the DUNEA Regional Agency. The guidelines provide conservation, urban, landscape and architectural bases that identify and valorize abandoned or abandoned villages and hamlets in the hinterland of the Neretva cluster and planning guidelines that can be implemented in spatial planning documentation of local governments from the Neretva Valley. They rely on the previously developed “Neretva Cluster Tourism Development Plan 2015-2025”, and serve as a recommendation and example of good practice for the development of rural areas for other tourism clusters in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. The director of the DUNEA Regional Agency, Melanija Milić, also commented on the importance of this project co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund. “S budžetom od 215 tisuća eura, Regionalna agencija DUNEA je uz Zavod za prostorno uređenje Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije i vanjske stručnjake, kreirala integrirane planove i aktivnosti upravljanja za deltu rijeke Neretve – jedno od sedam pilot područja. To je ujedno i bio cilj projekta – podizanje svijesti, analiza stanja i promicanje suradnje čovjeka i prirode u obalnim područjima s visokom stopom turizma i velikim turističkim potencijalom. Zajedničkim naporima, razmjenom iskustva i traženjima najboljih rješenja došli smo do kraja i ovog projekta, te zaista možemo biti ponosi na Smjernice koje su iz projekta proizašle”, Said Milić and expressed the desire to provide funds for other clusters in order to further develop rural areas. Guidelines for integrated protection of rural landscapes and sustainable development of Neretva delta tourism consist of three documents: “Recognition of the value of rural landscapes of the Neretva Valley”, “Guidelines for integrated protection and revitalization of rural landscapes of the Neretva Valley” and “Guidelines for sustainable development of rural tourism Neretva Valley” . The director of the Institute for Physical Planning of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Marina Oreb, warned that most villages in the Neretva, but also in other parts of the County, are not protected as cultural assets by law. “Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija će tražiti od Ministarstva turizmada ovaj pilot projekt razmotri i preporuči primijeniti kako u nas, tako i ucijeloj Hrvatskoj, te da uvede posebnu mjeru, odnosno program ‘Revitalizacijaruralnih krajolika’, iz koje bi se dodjeljivala sredstva za projekte koji imajuza cilj turističku valorizaciju napuštenih sela”, Oreb explained. The budget of the project is three million euros, while the budget of the Regional Agency DUNEA is 215.000 euros, and 85 percent or 2.559.000 euros are co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund through the “Interreg MED Program”. Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić spoke about the importance of the “CO-EVOLVE” project for the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. “These Guidelines provide answers on how to revitalize the Neretva delta and give it new value through tourism development. We must work to raise awareness of the importance of the quality of the space we have and at the same time protect them in order to create the preconditions for the development of sustainable tourism.”, Said the prefect Dobroslavić and added that the Neretva cluster is an example for the development of other rural parts of the county. Source / photo: City of Metković; City of Pločelast_img read more

first_imgBrisbane pet owner Jacqui Paul with furbaby Alfie, loves the feel of Newstead where “there is a dog bowl outside every cafe”. Picture: Josh Wernham/SuppliedIt’s not just puppy love, things just got serious: Over half of all Aussies choose their furbaby’s comfort over living close to friends and relatives, and a third love their pet more than their mum or dad.The Suncorp Home Index Report found that it’s not called “pet favourite” for nothing with Aussies prioritising pet-friendliness over proximity to people they care about when they are on the property hunt. Exiting Socceroo hits the market in Brisbane He said ticking those boxes could be difficult and that sometimes meant having to live further away from friends and family to ensure pets were comfortable.The trend could be a windfall for property owners or sellers looking to offload pet friendly homes, according to Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire.“More than two thirds of households now own pets. 30 per cent of Australians rent and 62 per cent own a pet, but last year, just 10 per cent of rental homes were labelled as pet-friendly. It certainly doesn’t just stop at renting either,” he said. Brisbane pet owner Jacqui Paul with furbaby Alfie: The Suncorp Home Index Report has found that over half of Aussies surveyed prioritised pet-friendliness over proximity to family and friends when looking for their next home. Picture: Josh Wernham/Supplied“One of the main questions we get asked by potential buyers is if it is a pet-friendly building. If a building is pet-friendly, there’s certainly a positive impact on price due to increased competition.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoForte Recruitment owner Jacqui Paul was among Brisbane pet owners whose furbabies determined where they lived.“Oh definitely if it’s pet-friendly, it makes a huge difference,” she said. “Because if it’s not pet-friendly, you can’t live with your fur child.”Even uglier properties would get a look in over prettier ones if they were dog friendly.“I think it’s more important for a property to be dog friendly over the aesthetics or the location,” Ms Paul said. Taking the furbabies out socialising is par for the course in pet-friendly suburbs. Picture: Josh Wernham/SuppliedFamily did a bit better (46 per cent) than friends (39 per cent), but pets clearly knocked it out of the park (more than 50 per cent).Suncorp EGM Lending Glenn Haslam said pets were becoming more important members of the family with the survey finding 38 per cent admited to loving them more than their human family members.“Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world so there is no question – pets are adored members of the modern Australian family. This is even more true for younger generations with 59 per cent of those aged 18-34 placing importance on a potential new home’s pet-friendliness,” he said. 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first_imgFaithLifestyle Peruvian president calls bin Laden killing miracle from Pope John Paul II by: – May 3, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 39 Views   no discussions Peruvian President Alan Garcia in Colombia in March 2011.(CNN) – while many world leaders praised the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden, the president of Peru went a step further on Monday, calling the development the first miracle of Pope John Paul II since he was beatified last weekend.“I have said that his first miracle has been to remove from the Earth this demonic incarnation of crime, evil and hatred,” Peruvian president Alan Garcia said, according to CNN affiliate America TV in Peru.“And I think that’s great news that should please Mr. Obama,” Garcia went on, referring to the U.S. president. “In some way, it also vindicates (former) President George W. Bush who made the decision to punish bin Laden and to patiently continue this work that is finally bearing fruit.”Pope John Paul II, who died in April 2005, was beatified in Rome on Sunday, hours before Obama announced that bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan by U.S. Special Forces.Beatification is the last step before sainthood and requires someone to have performed one miracle after his or her death. Sainthood requires the church to confirm a second miracle.last_img read more

first_img Rovers manager Gary Bowyer revealed at his press conference on Thursday afternoon that the Tigers had lodged an enquiry for Rhodes, who has scored 53 goals in 99 games for the East Lancashire outfit, and that the offer would be passed on to the club’s owners. And the Sky Bet Championship club have since confirmed to Press Association Sport that Hull’s approach has been turned down. Blackburn have rejected an initial bid from Hull for prolific striker Jordan Rhodes. Press Associationlast_img

first_img Leading the United States 10-6 after the morning foursomes at Royal Lytham, the home side required just three and a half points from the 10 singles to secure a fifth win in the last six contests on home soil. And after doing so at the earliest possible opportunity thanks to victories for Ashley Chesters, Cormac Sharvin and Jimmy Mullen – who compiled a perfect 4-0 record – and a half from Paul Dunne in the top four matches, further wins from Grant Forrest and Gary Hurley sealed an emphatic triumph. United States captain John Miller, who admitted he “acquiesced” to the wish of NCAA and US Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau to go out last in the singles, said: “I am very proud of everyone to a man. They played hard and fought hard and lost with grace and dignity, and that’s not easy to do. “Nigel and his boys outplayed us, simple as that. They earned it.” DeChambeau went on to beat Moynihan 6&5, one of just two singles victories for the visitors, but had been on the 10th hole when the contest was decided. Leading 7-5 overnight, Edwards unsurprisingly sent the same foursomes pairings out in the same order and was rewarded with another 3-1 success. Chesters was then sent out first once more in the singles and made it three and a half points from four by beating Jordan Niebrugge, who lost all three of his matches just two months after finishing sixth in the Open at St Andrews. Sharvin then saw off 52-year-old Mike McCoy 4&3 before Mullen, who had partnered Chesters to two foursomes wins, beat Denny McCarthy. That left Dunne to secure a half against world number two Maverick McNealy, who missed from five feet for a birdie on the 18th that would have temporarily kept the contest alive. The final 16.5 to 9.5 scoreline meant both a record points tally and margin of victory, surpassing the 15-9 wins in 1999 and 2001 by sides featuring the likes of Paul Casey, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and 2015 captain Edwards. Edwards struggled to put into words what it meant to lead his side to victory for the second time in three attempts. “Gosh. It’s great,” said the 47-year-old Welshman, who did not rule out a record fourth spell as captain in Los Angeles in 2017. “At Royal Aberdeen (in 2011) we were up against it until the death but the boys at the top of the order went out fast as we needed them to do. “There were tremendous performances in every session. There were some matches where the players had to dig really deep and they proved crucial. At the start of the week we wanted to do something very special and this is it.” Eight of the US team were in the top 19 of the amateur world rankings, but Edwards added: “I was confident despite what the rankings said. It’s a great team of competitors who play lots of foursomes and singles match play and that came to the fore.” Five of the victorious team – Dunne, Mullen, Chesters, Hurley and Gavin Moynihan – will now turn professional, with Mullen signing off in style as the first GB&I player to win all four matches since Casey and Donald at Nairn in 1999. ” It did not matter as long as the team won, but to win all my matches is the icing on the cake,” the 21-year-old from Devon said. Dunne, who led the Open after 54 holes before fading on the final day, added: “I will take winning over 30th place every day. It’s so much better to do it as a team. Nigel has been a fantastic captain and inspired us from start to finish.” Press Association G reat Britain and Ireland captain Nigel Edwards hailed his side’s special achievement after they regained the Walker Cup in record-breaking fashion, securing an emphatic victory with six matches to spare. last_img read more