Monthly Archives: June 2017

Golfer Michael Buttacavoli resigned from the United States

To compete in the qualifying rounds for the US Open, you sort of need your golf clubs—which is why one pro golfer is fuming at American Airlines for his now-squashed chances to make the cut. USA Todayreports Michael Buttacavoli withdrew Monday from his last chance to play in the Open’s sectional qualifiers after the airline couldn’t track down a bag containing his clubs with priority tags. The 29-year-old, who’s on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica roster, had flown on a red-eye from Ecuador to Miami and was dismayed to find that even though he made it to his early-morning tee time at Florida’s Jupiter Hills Club, his clubs had gone missing, per Golf.com. “Thank u @AmericanAir,” a frustrated Buttacavoli sarcastically tweeted just before 6am local time Monday, letting the airline know he had to pull out of the competition.

AA offered to help track the bag down in a responding tweet, but Buttacavoli noted that ship had sailed. “It’s too late,” he retorted. “I already withdrew. You just needed to do your job in the first place.” The airline tried to apologize, saying, “This wasn’t the experience we had planned for you,” but Buttacavoli was having none of it. “Stop apologizing. Don’t need sympathy or u to be PC. Just do better,” he tweeted. He added it was too late to rent a set by the time he realized his clubs weren’t going to show up, though Golf Digest, which reports that Buttacavoli has made it to the sectional qualifying rounds three times before (but never to the Open itself), notes Buttacavoli could have asked his brother, who was caddying for him, to bring his own set. “It’s a challenge enough to qualify with your own golf clubs,” he says. American Airlines did eventually find his bag.

Why People Think Storage Are A Good Idea

Water Tanks 2017: Benefits and Different Types of Water Tanks With the use of rainwater tanks, you can use natural rainwater in supplying the water requirements for your house. There are various types of water tanks and depending on your requirements, you can choose the best water tank for your needs in terms of functioning, size, and material. When you are planning to use rainwater tanks in your home, it is good to know the various types of water tanks available in order to make an informed choice. The various types of water tanks are slim tanks, bladder tanks, galvanized steel tanks, concrete tanks, poly tanks, and modular tanks. Galvanized steel tanks are the most affordable water tanks in the market today. Concrete tanks perform adequately and last long for many years, thus making for trustworthy storage. Concrete tanks are flexible options because they are constructed on the site so they can be built according to your specifications. Poly tanks are made of plastic with different large variety of models in different sizes and designs, which are extremely tough and durable. Slim water tank is best for you which only take up a little floor are but can store large amounts of rainwater if you have a small space allocation for your water tank. One way to save space is using bladder-type water tanks which are flexible and sealed tanks which can be placed on verandas and under floors. You can also save on floor space with modular tanks that can be set up underground to save on floor space on water storage, combining functionality and modern design. Let us talk about galvanized steel water tanks in detail. There are many benefits of galvanized water tanks including longer life expectancy, reliable, touch coating, lowest first cost, less maintenance, lowest long-term cost, automatic protection, ease of inspection, faster installation, and easy to apply protective coating. Galvanized steel is considered the cheapest in the long run because of less maintenance, durability, and strength, although the upfront cost is higher than alternative coatings. Galvanized steel water tanks have a life expectancy that may last up to fifty years in most rural environments, while twenty-five years plus in coastal and severe urban exposure. A galvanized coating has an excellent resistance to mechanical damage during installation, transport and service with its unique metallurgical structure. Since galvanized water tanks are ready to use, no time is wasted on surface preparation, inspection, and painting. Because galvanized water tanks are not dependent on weather conditions, they can be used in any area.

Support for Murray That’s Loud

Wimbledon has always been a haven for fanaticalsupporters, from the hordes of young women who chased Bjorn Borg around the grounds in the 1970s to the Australians who dress in yellow every year to support their countrymen and women.

Faces will be painted with the Scottish and British flags for Andy Murray over the next two weeks. But fandom can take many forms. Take a look on Twitter during a big Murray match at Wimbledon, and the chances are you will come across the commentary of Irvine Welsh, the Scottish author most famous for writing “Trainspotting,” the anarchic tale of a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh.

The text of his tweets is often provocative, and the language usually vulgar, but his admiration for the top-ranked Murray comes across loud and clear.

Welsh, who lives in Miami, first tweeted during a Murray match when Murray beat Novak Djokovic in the 2012 United States Open final for his first Grand Slam title.

“It was something my friend and fellow Scottish writer John Niven got into doing between us for laughs,” Welsh said in an email. “Tennis commentary is generally pretty dull. Ours is grounded in the compelling perversity that the cuisine, climate and class structure of Scotland can produce a tennis champion like Murray.”

Welsh’s fandom is not just about Murray also coming from Scotland.

“I admire his incredible skills, control and pace around the court,” Welsh said. “I love how he wears the game on his face. So many players are dull and deadpan; they never change expressions whether they hit a winner or miss an easy shot.”

Many of Welsh’s tweets are unprintable, but the vast majority feature the acerbic humor that would be familiar to his readers.

“Good hold Andy son,” Welsh wrote during the 2012 U.S. Open final. “I’m going to eat a packet of McCain’s oven chips for every point you win the day pal.”

Victory caps team’s 50th season

Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year. Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the NHL’s first team in nearly two decades to repeat as champions following a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6 in Nashville on Sunday night. The Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and ’98 were the last champions to defend their title, but the Penguins are the first to do it in the salary cap era, the AP reports. They will cap their 50th season with their names on the most famous silver cup in sports for the fifth time.

It is the third championship for Crosby and a handful of teammates from the 2009 title team, surpassing the two won by the Penguins teams led by current owner Mario Lemieux in the 1990s. “We knew it was going to be tough all year, but we just tried to keep with it,” says Crosby, who won his second Conn Smythe Trophy as postseason MVP. “We had a lot of injuries and things like that. We just kept finding ways. That was really what we did all season, all playoffs. It’s great to be able to do it.” Nashville lost for just the first time in regulation on home ice this postseason. The game coincided with the final night of the CMA Music Festival, bringing more than 100,000 to downtown Nashville.