first_imgNews February 1, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Egypt June 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prisoners of opinion in the shadow of the pyramids Help by sharing this information RSF_en News February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prisoncenter_img to go further Kareem Amer will on 28 June mark his 600th day in Borg el Arab prison. Reporters Without Borders is urging foreign holidaymakers planning to visit Egypt this summer to reflect about some of the harsh realities of life behind the scenes in the country of the Pharaohs. Sign the petition and call for his release Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff to know more about the mobilisation : – FreeKareem support comittee Reporters Without Borders is urging foreign holidaymakers planning to visit Egypt this summer to reflect about some of the harsh realities of life behind the scenes in the country of the Pharaohs.The country hosted 11 million tourists in 2007, beating an historic record. But that same year, Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman (“Kareem Amer”), aged 22, was sentenced to four years in prison because of articles he posted on his blog, beating another kind of record: Kareem Amer was the first blogger to be convicted for his activity online and his jail sentence was the longest.Kareem Amer will on 28 June mark his 600th day in Borg el Arab prison, which is situated around 40 kilometres from Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea.Egypt is ranked 146th out of 169 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ latest worldwide press freedom index and also appears on its list of “Internet Enemies”.“If you go into a cyber-café, you won’t find it hard to access the websites you want. The Internet is hardly filtered at all, but the authorities monitor very closely any publications referring to religion and politics (particularly websites mentioning the banned Muslim Brotherhood). Egyptian bloggers know the risks they run when they post anything critical online and the harassment they suffer often pushes them into shutting down their blogs. Moreover there is no legal recourse for the owner of a blocked website”, writes the world press freedom organisation for the information of anyone wanting to visit Egypt this summer.“Remember that shortly before your arrival, at least 300 people were arrested for going on strike and protesting in the streets of the capital and in working class cities north of Cairo. Don’t be surprised not to find all the television channels you expected. The semi-public Egyptian operator Nilesat has removed privately-owned al-Hiwar from its package without explanation. Information ministries of Arab countries have since 12 February 2008 adopted a policy that restricts broadcast freedom of satellite channels and provides for sanctions in case of offensive programme content. Among the souvenirs you take home with you, remember that, 22-year-old student Kareem Amer has been imprisoned for at least 600 days simply for what he wrote on his blog”, the organisation added.Some useful tipsWhere to visit?CairoEgypt’s capital and also one of the cities with the largest media concentration, particularly the regional offices of Qatar-based satellite TV al-Jazeera, whose journalists are among the most threatened in the country. One of its journalists and a cameraman were arrested in January 2008, while reporting on physical abuse and social problems suffered by agricultural workers south-west of Cairo. Their footage was seized without explanation. Another journalist, owner of the Egyptian broadcast agency Cairo News Company (CNC), was charged in May for putting out footage of demonstrations in the north of the country in April without official permission. He is above all guilty of working with al-Jazeera, to which he sometimes contributed news reports. The editor of the independent weekly al-Dustour, Ibrahim Issa, was sentenced to six months in prison on 26 March 2008, after he was convicted of “broadcasting false reports likely to cause a breach of public order and to damage the country’s reputation”.Alexandria One of the country’s most historic cities. It will also provide the setting on 17-19 July 2008 of one of the most significant gatherings for free expression, Wikimania. Internet-users from round the world will flock there to promote the exchange of worldwide news and content via the Internet. Kareem Amer, regrettably renowned for having criticised President Hosni Mubarak on his blog, is imprisoned in the neighbouring village of Borg el Arab. He was sentenced to four years in prison on 22 February 2007 for “inciting hatred of Islam” and insulting the Egyptian president.The main movers behind the spring demonstrations have also served time there for organising a general strike to protest against a surge in the cost of living, with protests held in the streets of the capital on 6 April. The demonstrations were organised chiefly online, the “6 April group” using the social networking site Facebook to drum up support for the strike. They had recruited up to 64,000 members by the eve of the protests.Two people behind the strike suffered badly at the hands of the authorities. One of them was imprisoned for more than two weeks while the other was tortured by police to get the password to the website so as to get access to its content and delete it all.Is it easy to take photos/video film?There are six million Internet-users in Egypt and its blogosphere is one of the most active in the Middle East. Journalist Waël Abbas in January 2007 broadcast video film showing police torturing detainees and in an unprecedented move it was used as evidence in a trial which resulted in one of the officers being sent to prison for three years.However during the April strikes, blogger Kareem el-Beheiri was arrested while filming protests in front of the textile company where he worked. He was held for 73 days in Borg el Arab prison, during which time his employer sacked him for “absenteeism”. News Organisation Receive email alerts Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img View Comments Related Shows What do you do after announcing your 2016 bid for President of the United States? Take a seat on’s comfy gray couch, of course! Tony nominee Kerry Butler plays Hillary Rodham Clinton in the new off-Broadway political spoof Clinton the Musical, and although she’s not technically running for President next year, we think she’s probably a way better belter than the real Hillary. Butler is also a veteran of nine Broadway shows, including The Best Man, Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray and Xanadu, for which she garnered a 2008 Tony nomination. Well, what are you waiting for? Ask off-Broadway’s First Lady questions about her Broadway career, the Oval Office and how she gets her hair so bouncy. Submit below!<a data-cke-saved-href="" href="">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Clinton the Musicallast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is unlikely to play again this year after scans showed he suffered damaged ligaments in his left elbow during the 3-0 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League, Didier Deschamps said.Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow as he landed awkwardly when attempting to save a Pascal Gross shot and the ball fell to Brighton’s Neal Maupay to tap into an unguarded net for the opening goal.France head coach Deschamps met with his goalkeeper at Clairefontaine on Monday morning. Lloris came to Paris to have an MRI scan on his elbow, which revealed no fracture but ligament damage.“I spoke to him [Hugo],” Deschamps said in a news conference at the French HQ. “He is on the mend.“He had more exams this morning [Monday]. It is difficult today to say how long exactly he will be unavailable for. The possibility of a fracture has been ruled out but the ligaments have been damaged.“I am not a doctor but I know that he will not be with us during this international break or the next one in November for sure. He will start a protocol now for his rehabilitation.“But he will be out for a few weeks and a few months. He won’t play again in 2019 that is almost a certitude.”Scans taken on Saturday showed there was no fracture but Lloris was waiting on this MRI to understand more more on how long he would be out for.Tags: Hugo LlorisTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement gu7NBA Finals | Brooklyn VssaovresWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5861( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ty4dbqWould you ever consider trying this?😱iciCan your students do this? 🌚l2jRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has put human life around the world on a hold. Many countries have gone under lock down, all sporting activities are put on hold as well as restrictions are implemented on international travels. Amidst such worrying times, Indian Olympic swimmer  is stuck abroad in Phuket, Thailand, as he couldn’t make it back to his home country from undergoing training after travel bans were implemented.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettySajan Prakash, who is preparing for his second Summer Olympics, was present at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) training centre in Thanyapura, Phuket, when the Coronavirus was termed a ‘pandemic’ and all countries, including India started implementing travel restrictions to prevent contamination and further spread of the virus.Speaking to Times of India, Prakash said that the group of Hungarian swimmers that were present at the academy before going back to their home country earlier, have seen some of the athletes test positive of Coronavirus.Advertisement “There was a group of 15-20 Hungarians here. I heard on their return nine members of the squad have tested postive,” the 26 year old said.However, no other athletes who remained at the academy have shown any symptoms of a contraction.Advertisement “We were all sharing the same dining area but as of now there are no other cases here,” Prakash added.Even though Phuket is now identified as a COVID-19 hotspot, the swimmer said that he’s avoiding going out and is safe at the training centre, even though it was reported that two school teachers tested positive in the locality.Thailand has seen 2,518 confirmed cases till date, and 35 patients have succumbed to the virus.Prakash made his Olympic debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, where he competed in the 200 Meter butterfly category. However, he ranked 28th in the table, clocking a time of 1:59.37.Prakash secured a silver at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, competing in the 100 metre butterfly category.In 2015, Prakash set a record in 2015 for winning 6 gold and 3 silver medals at the 35th India National Games, Kerala.The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021, and is the first time in the grand event’s history since its cancellation during the Second World War.Also read-5-time World Champion and one of India’s greatest stranded in Germany due to CoronavirusItalian Olympic runner Donato Sabia passes away due to Coronavirus! Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Michael Olunga in action for his new club Girona during their friendly match against CF Ripoll winning 8-0. Photo/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 1- Despite struggling to find his footing in club football with Chinese side Guizhou Zhicheng and now Spanish club Girona, Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga has been shortlisted for the CAF African Player of the year award.Olunga was named in the final shortlist of 30 players released on Wednesday evening by the continental football body with Stars skipper Victor Wanyama missing, having been a consistent figure in the final shortlist over the past few years. The 23-year old former Gor Mahia, Tusker FC and Thika United marksman had a brilliant season last year with Swedish side Djugardens, scoring 14 goals in 39 appearances.However, once he moved to China with top tier side Zhicheng, he failed to replicate his goal-scoring form and the new foreign quota introduced by the Chinese league managers meant he fell out of favor with the coaches.The forward has since joined Girona in the Spanish La Liga on loan and has featured in three matches so far though he is yet to open his goals account.On the national team, Olunga has been a different player altogether and has scored both of Harambee Stars’ goals in the last four matches. He scored in the 2-1 defeat to Sierra Leone in an African Cup of Nations Qualifier, then found the back of a net in a similar defeat to Iraq in a friendly match.Michael Olunga celebrates after scoring against Zambia in an African Cup of Nations Qualifier in 2015. PHOTO/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOverall, the goal scoring machine, who helped Gor Mahia to win the Kenyan Premier League title unbeaten in 2015, has scored 15 goals for the national team in 29 appearances, averaging one goal every two matches.Olunga will contest for the top award with Liverpool and Egyptian wizard Mohammed Salah who looks to be the favorite having performed superbly for club and country.Salah has not only been instrumental for his club Liverpool since he joined in the summer from Roma but scored the goal that took Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990. Salah was also instrumental in Egypt’s run to the African Cup of Nations final early this year.Other notable names in the final shortlist of 30 include Gaborn’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who plays for Borussia Dortmund in Germany, Manchester United’s Ivorian defender Erick Bailly and Egyptian legendary keeper Essam El Hadary who plays his club football in Saudi Arabia.Mamelodi Sundown’s Percy Tau and Tunisia’s Ali Maaloul are the only two African based players nominated for the top award. They have also been shortlisted for the African Player of the Year based in Africa award.Ugandan keeper and captain Dennis Onyango who won the gong last year has been nominated once again. Other Eastern Africans nominated include Onyango’s national teammate Geoffrey Sserenkuma of KCCA, Sudan duo of Elsamani Saadeldin (Al Mereikh) and Nasr Eldin Ahmed (Al Hilal Obeid), and Ethiopia’s Saladin Said who plays for St. George.The winner will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee and a panel of Media Experts.The Awards Gala will be held on January 4 next year in Accra, Ghana.African Player of the YearAli Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly), 2. Bertrand Traore (Burkina Faso & Lyon), 3. Cedric Bakambu (DR Congo & Villareal), 4. Christian Atsu (Ghana & Newcastle), 5. Christian Bassogog (Cameroon & Henan Jianye), 6. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns), 7. Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), 8. Essam El Hadary (Egypt & Al Taawoun), 9. Fabrice Ondoa (Cameroon & Sevilla), 10. Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco), 11. Jean Michel Seri (Cote d’Ivoire & Nice), 12. Junior Kabananga (DR Congo & Astana), 13. Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord), 14. Keita Balde (Senegal & Monaco), 15. Khalid Boutaib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor), 16. Mbwana Samata (Tanzania & Genk), 17. Michael Olunga (Kenya & Girona), 18. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), 19. Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto), 20. Naby Keita (Guinea & RB Leipzig), 21. Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns), 22. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund), 23. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), 24. Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid), 25. Victor Moses (Nigeria & Chelsea), 26. Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon & Porto), 27. William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria & Bursaspor), 28. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto), 29. Youssef Msakni (Tunisia & Al Duhail), 30. Yves Bissouma (Mali & Lille).  African Player of the Year – Based in AfricaAchraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), 2. Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly), 3. Alkhaly Bangoura (Guinea & Etoile du Sahel), 4. Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly), 5. Aristide Bance (Burkina Faso & Al Masry), 6. Ayman Majid (Morocco & FUS Rabat), 7. Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel), 8. Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe), 9. Dean Furman (South Africa & Supersport United), 10. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns), 11. Elsamani Saadeldin (Sudan & Al Merreikh), 12. Fackson Kapumbu (Zambia & Zesco), 13. Fawzi Chaouchi (Algeria & MC Alger), 14. Geoffrey Serunkuma (Uganda & KCCA), 15. Jeremy Brockie (New Zealand & Supersport), 16. Junior Ajayi (Nigeria & Al Ahly), 17. Karim Aouadhi (Tunisia & CS Sfaxien), 18. Mohamed Meftah (Algeria & USM Alger), 19. Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), 20. Muaid Ellafi (Libya & Ahly Tripoli), 21. Nasr Eldin Ahmed (Sudan & Hilal Obeid), 22. Oussama Darfalou (Algeria & USM Alger), 23. Percy Tau (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns), 24. Sabelo Ndzinisa (Swaziland & Mbabane Swallows), 25. Saber Khalifa (Tunisia & Club Africain), 26. Saladin Said (Ethiopia & Saint George), 27. Sylvain Gbohouo (Cote d’Ivoire & TP Mazembe), 28. Tady Etekiama (DR Congo & AS Vita), 29. Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance), 30. Tarek Hamed (Egypt & Zamalek).0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgRTE Radio 1’s hugely popular show, Sunday Miscellany, will make a very welcome return to Co. Donegal on Sunday Oct 6th. The free live recording will take place in the Abbey Centre in Ballyshannon during the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks festival. Booking is essential on 071 9851375.This Donegal themed live recording creates a wonderful weave of writers and musicians that will be broadcast on RTE Radio1 in the future.  The event is hosted by show producer Sarah Binchy and sponsored by RTE and Donegal Council Arts Office with special thanks to The Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa, Rossnowlagh. The writers for Sunday Miscellany Live are; Gerard Beirne, Denise Blake, Little John Nee, Olive Travers, Brian Leyden, Louise Kennedy, Patrick Hull, Monica Corish and Colin Regan.  The wonderful selection of music will include; the Hatchlings, Tara Connaghan, Sarah E Cullen, Conor and Michael Murray, and Ellie Nic FhionnghaileThis will be Sunday Miscellany’s sixth time to record from the Abbey Centre and enraptured audiences have enjoyed all the previous shows.  The recordings from the afternoon in the Abbey Arts Centre will be broadcast on Sunday Miscellany as two separate shows at later dates.Sunday Oct. 6th,  3:00pm, Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon Free Event : Booking Essential – 071 9851375 Popular RTE Radio 1 show to be recorded live in Donegal was last modified: September 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:abbey arts centreBallyshannondonegal bay and blue stacks festivalRTE Radio 1Sunday Miscellanylast_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND — With the two-horse race between the A’s and Yankees for the top American League wild-card spot remaining tight as the season winds down, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see these two clubs end up in a stalemate at the end of September.The A’s (92-61) enter Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins 1 1/2 games back of New York with nine to go. The A’s and Yankees split their head-to-head matchups this year at three games a piece, so the next tiebreaker would be best …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileOverall the trade had expected a bearish report with soybean production to increase, along with increasing yield and ending stocks. The trade had expected corn ending stocks to increase with little changes in the corn yield.All eyes are on soybeans as traders are assuming it is a given for production and yield to again climb higher. Key to the soybean numbers will be U.S. exports. Will USDA pull them lower with the U.S. export of soybeans to China not yet resolved?Soybean production was 4.690 billion bushels, the yield was 53.1 bushels per acre, and ending stocks were 885 million bushels. Last month the soybean production was 4.693 billion bushels, the yield was 52.8 bushels, while ending stocks were 845 million bushels. For weeks some analysts have been expecting the U.S. soybean carryout to eventually climb over one billion bushels. The previous record was 574 million bushels. Soybean exports were unchanged. Ending stocks were up 40 million bushels.USDA’s corn production was 14.778 billion bushels. Last month it was 14.827 billion bushels. The corn yield estimate was 180.7 bushels, with the September yield at 181.3 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks were 1.813 billion bushels. Last month it was 1.774 billion bushels. Corn ending stocks were up 39 million bushels.Just prior to the noon report, corn, soybeans, and wheat were all down 2 cents. Following the report, corn was up 6 cents, soybeans up 8 cents, and wheat up 4 cents.The market expects in coming months for Russia wheat exports to decline while U.S. wheat exports could be increasing. More time is needed to see if this really takes place.Harvest in Ohio the last 10 days has soybean and corn damage significantly higher than in the past. Soybean damage out of the field has been up to 30% in isolated cases. Many central and southern Ohio facilities have raised their soybean discount schedule as a monetary discount to a much steeper discount than in the past. Frequent rains during August and early September provided ideal conditions for insects and disease to reduce the quality for both soybeans and corn. Some southern Ohio locations have limited soybean damage to 5% with higher damaged loads being rejected.Earlier this week USDA estimated the U.S. corn harvest at 34%. The 5-year average is 26% completed. Last year, corn harvested was just 21%. Soybean harvest this week was 32% while the 5 year average is 36%. Last year the soybean harvest was 34% complete.With the rains of the last two weeks, Ohio producers are struggling to get soybeans harvested in order for timely wheat planting to take place. Recent rains across the U.S. Plains have wheat off to one of its best starts in recent history. U.S. wheat and U.S. corn acres look to be increasing for 2019 while U.S. soybean acres are expected to decline.The U.S. stock market had a huge meltdown yesterday along with a lower U.S. dollar and lower crude oil prices. The mood of producers is not being buoyed by low prices, extremely wide basis levels for harvest delivery of corn and soybeans, as well as the monetary discounts for damaged corn and soybeans.December CBOT corn at $3.70 and November CBOT soybeans at $8.75 are strong resistance. Prices in the past week have approached those numbers but unable to close above those levels.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is announcing an additional assistance program for producers in the Western Lake Erie Basin funded by the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 299.The Ohio Working Lands Small Grains Program is a voluntary program that will encourage producers in the Western Lake Erie Basin to plant small grains such as wheat, barley, oats, or cereal rye on eligible cropland. As the “working lands” name implies, participants must plant and harvest small grains, land apply manure, and plant a cover crop to receive a cost-share payment to help offset operating costs. The program benefits the planting of small grains not only for the conservation benefits, but to provide livestock producers with a longer application window to land apply manure and nutrients.“We are committed to working with farmers to achieve shared goals,” Governor Mike DeWine said. “This is a program that both supports farmers and helps protect Lake Erie. Through my H2Ohio initiative, we will continue to invest in Lake Erie and in efforts to improve water quality across Ohio.”Signed in 2018, Ohio Senate Bill 299 provided $23.5 million for soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) located in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) for nutrient management programs. ODA has already distributed $3.5 million to 24 SWCDs in Northwest Ohio and in February, ODA Director Dorothy Pelanda announced plans for three new assistance programs for the remaining $20 million: the Ohio Working Lands Program, the Voluntary Nutrient Management Plan Development Program, and the Cost Share and Equipment Buy Down Program.“We are very excited to roll out the Small Grains Program as we have already seen great interest from producers for our other assistance programs in the Western Lake Erie Basin,” said Dorothy Pelanda, ODA Director. “ODA looks forward to working with farmers to implement meaningful programs that make progress toward our common goals of soil and water conservation.”The Ohio Working Lands Small Grains Program will fall under the umbrella of the Ohio Working Lands Program. Local soil and water conservation districts (SWCDs) will manage the program sign-up, verification of eligibility, and crop establishment. Soil tests and records of manure analysis and application will be required to be submitted to the SWCD as well. Producers interested in the program should contact their local SWCD to learn how to sign up.“We appreciate Governor DeWine and Director Pelanda recognizing that assistance is needed to solve important issues facing Ohio’s waters,” said Tadd Nicholson, Executive Director of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association. “We encourage all growers of small grains in northwest Ohio to consider being part of this important program. Farmers look forward to continuing our efforts to protect water quality in Ohio.”Also, as part of the Ohio Working Lands Program, local SWCDs in the Western Lake Erie Basin are still accepting sign-ups for the Ohio Working Lands Hay Buffer program which semi-retires environmentally sensitive areas of a field from annual crop acres to permanent harvestable forage acres. The sign-up deadline for the Working Lands Hay Buffer program is May 1.Producers located in the Western Lake Erie Basin are encouraged to contact their local soil and water conservation district office to learn more and sign up for these new programs.last_img read more

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “I feel like I knocked some rust off, which was great this week,” Woods said. “Figured a few things out as the week was going along. I just felt like I got better each and every day. My rounds got cleaner, and that’s what I want to have happen. I’ll be ready in a couple weeks.”His performance at a tournament he has won seven times was about the same as last year, when he shot 72 in the final round on a much tougher South course and tied for 23rd, never a threat to the win the tournament but picking up spots on the leaderboard.The difference was his outlook the rest of the year.He was just returning to the PGA Tour from his fourth back surgery last year, and Woods says he wasn’t sure how his back was going to hold up the early part of the year until he made it to Florida without any physical issues.While he conceded to some tournament rust — this was only his second event since he won the Tour Championship on Sept. 23 — Woods says there is far less uncertainty about what he expects out of his game.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Patriots, Rams arrive in Atlanta, get ready for Super Bowl week “Got to have these little goals when I’m not in contention to win a tournament,” Woods said. “Still something positive to end the week on.”Another tiny victory: It was the first time since 2008 that Woods broke par all four rounds at Torrey Pines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWoods closed with a 5-under 67 and tied for 20th.It was never going to be enough to catch Justin Rose, though Woods believes he got enough out of the week to feel reasonably well about the start of his year. “Finishing the year the way I did, hitting it like I did was great because I finally built it to a place where I can take a little time off and I know what I’ll have when I come back,” Woods said. “I don’t have to go looking, searching for something. So that helps a lot.”Woods was stuck in neutral for much of the day after starting on No. 10. And then he made a pair of 12-foot birdie putts early on the front nine, saved par with a 10-foot putt on No. 4 and hit it tight on No. 5 for another birdie. After a three-putt par on the par-5 sixth, Woods closed with two birdies for his 67, his best score on the South course at Torrey since a 66 on Saturday in 2008, when he won this PGA Tour event by eight shots.The biggest question about Woods was the color of his Sunday shirt, which up close was red-and-white stripes, but with enough tiny streaks in the red that from a distance it appeared to be pink.So, was it pink or red?“Yeah,” Woods said with a smile.He now heads home to Florida for two weeks before returning at Riviera for the Genesis Open, where last year he missed the cut.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Tiger Woods waits to hit his tee shot on the 11th hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO — With nothing to gain, Tiger Woods was happy to take whatever victory he could find at Torrey Pines.His goal Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where he started the final round 13 shots behind, was to reach double digits under par. Woods birdied his last two holes for a 31 on the front nine of the South Course and finished at 10-under par.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more