Nov 132017
 
Kizzire wins in Mexico as Fowler runner-up again

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico: Patton Kizzire held on to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Sunday, relegating fellow American Rickie Fowler to another runner-up finish on the PGA Tour. A tap-in par at the final hole gave Kizzire his first victory on tour, one stroke ahead of Fowler and four in front of South Korean Kim Si-woo here at El Camaleon Golf Club.“It was pretty nerve-racking but I felt good,” Kizzire said in a greenside interview after carding 67 to finish at 19-under-par 265. Fowler, in his first start of the 2017-18 season, birdied the 16th and 17th holes to put pressure on Kizzire but left a long birdie putt at the last short.He also shot 67 and had to settle for his 12th second-placing on tour to go along with four victories.The $766,800 consolation prize lifted Fowler over $30 million in career earnings. It took Kizzire 63 starts to finish on top, but he channelled past experiences that included two wins on the secondary Web.com Tour.“I’ve been in tough spots before and I drew from all my experiences,” he said. “It means a lot. I’m pretty excited right now, pretty emotional and I was glad to get it done. Rickie made me work hard.”The 31-year-old hopes his win provides the springboard for further success. “I want to win golf tournaments and it feels good to get it done today. That gives me a lot of confidence.“I just want to keep working hard and win bigger and bigger and [Read More…]

Nov 082017
 
Mexican girls fight violence with boys' own game: football

Mexican indigenous teenager Liliana Gonzalez, 14, goalkeeper of the Lioness FC soccer team takes part in a training session at Metepec community, Mexico state on November 6, 2017. Photo: AFP San Felipe del Progreso: Guadalupe Garcia, an indigenous Mexican woman, was working as a maid when she fell in love — not with her boss, like a hackneyed telenovela plot, but with football.Garcia, a petite but powerful athlete with a sharp mind and wide smile, was not allowed to play football growing up as a poor Mazahua indigenous girl in the small village of San Juan Coajomulco.She got her first chance as a young adult, and discovered that football is “an act of rebellion” in a country where the sport is still seen as a boys´ game, she says.Garcia will be a keynote speaker this week at the Women´s Forum Mexico, an event designed to bring together influential voices to address the deep-rooted problems facing women in the country. Players of the Mazahua soccer team stretch before the match against “Hadas B” team of the Mexican Women Soccer league, Premier category, in San Felipe del Progreso, Mexican state on October 29, 2017. Today Garcia, 34, runs a football club for Mazahua girls and young women, using the sport to empower them in a country where machismo runs deep and violence against women is rampant.Her goal, she says, is to instill in them a vital message: “This body is mine, and nobody touches it unless I want.”The state of Mexico, where she lives, [Read More…]

Oct 162017
 
New Green Card Lottery Enrollment Period Starts Wednesday

A new enrollment period for the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program – also known as the Green Card Lottery – begins Wednesday. All applicants must apply between October 18 and November 22 to have their entries considered.The original new registration period began October 3, but had to be scratched after all entries submitted between October 3rd and 10th were lost due to a technical glitch.“Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they will not count as a duplicate entry,” a message on the U.S. State Department’s website said.Duplicate entries to the program disqualify aspiring immigrants.“The technical issue has been resolved and a new full entry period will begin at noon, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday October 18, 2017 and will run until noon Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday November 22, 2017,” it added, telling applicants to “throw away” any confirmation number or documentation of applications submitted between the 3rd and 10th.The State Department will be sending automated email notifications to each entrant who applied in early October, instructing them to check the website dvlottery.state.gov “for an important announcement”, spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala told VOA via email.“We will also work through our embassies and consulates to inform potential entrants of the situation and new registration period using social media and local media outlets,” she wrote.The State Department is unable, however, to provide an estimate of how many people were affected and expected to reapply, Jhunjhunwala said.A page on the US Embassy to Ecuador [Read More…]

Oct 152017
 
US Green Card Lottery Applications Lost, Must Be Resubmitted

WASHINGTON All entries submitted to the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, between October 3rd and 10th have been lost due to a technical glitch.Individuals who submitted applications during these dates are directed to reapply.“Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they will not count as a duplicate entry,” a message on the U.S. State Department’s website said.Duplicate entries to the program disqualify aspiring immigrants.“The technical issue has been resolved and a new full entry period will begin at noon, U.S. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday October 18, 2017 and will run until noon Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday November 22, 2017,” it added, telling applicants to “throw away” any confirmation number or documentation of applications submitted between the 3rd and 10th.The State Department will be sending automated email notifications to each entrant who applied in early October, instructing them to check the website dvlottery.state.gov “for an important announcement”, spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala told VOA via email.“We will also work through our embassies and consulates to inform potential entrants of the situation and new registration period using social media and local media outlets,” she wrote.Though the application period has been extended, experts fear that many entrants may not know to reapply.“At least, they extended the entry period to make it a full month again. But I have doubt that thousands of applicants from the third world, who don’t check the internet every day, will know that their [Read More…]

Aug 112017
 

LAHORE: Mexico can be a tangible and lucrative market for Pakistani products, therefore entrepreneurs must explore this untapped destination, said Ambassador of Mexico Jose Alfonso Zegbe. Speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), he said Pakistan and Mexico had good prospects for improving mutual economic ties. He urged businessmen of both countries to take initiatives to tap areas of mutual interest. “Mexican entrepreneurs are interested in knowing about Pakistan’s business procedures and potential areas of investment,” revealed the ambassador. The Mexican economy was improving and diversifying and it was good time for Pakistani businessmen to explore opportunities in Mexico, he suggested. Zegbe added that sustainable relations could be developed through addressing the issue of double taxation and intellectual property rights. He invited the LCCI president to arrange a trade delegation for Mexico to explore trade and investment opportunities that would set the ground for joint ventures between businessmen of the two countries. Speaking on the occasion, LCCI President Abdul Basit highlighted that Pakistan’s total exports were $20.5 billion in 2016, out of which Mexico’s share was only 0.5%. LCCI Senior Vice President Amjad Ali Jawa announced that he would lead a trade delegation to Mexico in 2018 to explore trade and investment opportunities. Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2017. Like Business on Facebook, follow @TribuneBiz on Twitter to stay informed and join in the conversation. The post Strengthening ties: LCCI delegation to visit Mexico in 2018 appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

Jun 282017
 
Germany confident against Mexico

SOCHI, Russia: Germany are the kings of the penalty shoot-out — but the world champions hope to see off Mexico in Thursday´s (today) Confederations Cup semi-final without needing dreaded spot kicks. The Germans have won all five penalty shoot-outs they have faced since 1976 at either World Cup finals or European championships. Joachim Loew´s team face the Mexicans in Sochi for a place in Sunday´s Confed Cup final in St Petersburg against either Portugal or Chile, who meet later on Wednesday in Kazan´s other semi-final. Having won their Confed Cup group, Germany are on a 13-match unbeaten run, dating back just under a year to their Euro 2016 semi-final defeat to hosts France. Left-back Jonas Hector said Germany´s young guns have not yet practised spot-kicks and hope to beat Mexico over the 90 minutes. “We would like to avoid this situation (penalties),” admitted Hector. “We haven´t specifically trained for it and we´ll take it as it comes.” Nevertheless, the Germans seem to have penalty-taking in their blood. Their Under-21 team beat England 4-3 on penalties on Tuesday to book their place in Friday´s final at the European Under-21 championships in Poland. Loew said he does not have a list of his top five penalty takers. “Sometimes the players practise after training, but you can´t train for what will happen on the night,” the German coach said. “If it happens, I will look at the faces of my players after the final whistle, take into account who is ready and who [Read More…]

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