The arrest and subsequent detention of Thomas Jucontee Woewiyu by the U.S. Government is pointing to a hope dash as his political interest back home now seems to have a bleak future.Tom Woewiyu had announced that he would contest the upcoming mid-term October Senatorial election for Grand Bassa County against the wishes and aspirations of the incumbent, Gbehzongar Finely, who currently serves as the Senate Pro-Tempore of the 53rd National Legislature.Mr. Woewiyu, upon his return from the U.S. last year to Liberia, unveiled his political intention where he had wanted to contest for the senatorial seat for Grand Bassa County.The former Minister of Defense of one of Liberia’s notorious rebel factions, National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), appeared before a 3-federal judge panel with one judge leading the charge. Mr. Woewiyu was brought into the court, sandwiched by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, who arrested him.Upon his arrest last week, Thomas Jucontee Weoewiyu was identified as the former Liberian Minister of National Defense and a spokesman of the erstwhile rebel NPFL.If he is found guilty, he faces a US$4 million fine and a 110-year imprisonment sentence.In line with his arrest order, Tom has been described a ‘flight risk,’ meaning he would escape to Liberia if his bail is filed. He was subsequently denied bill.Based on this, the U.S. denied him (Woewiyu) bail. He has already been charged with ‘perjury,’ lying on his citizenship application by failing to disclose his alleged affiliation with a “violent political group in Liberia,” during the height of the country’s civil crisis, which lasted over a decade. Woewiyu served as Defense Minister in Charles Taylor’s former rebel National Patriotic Reconstruction Assembly Government (NPRAG), which then controlled “greater Libria.” Upon his arrest, his immigration lawyer, Raymond Basso, said his client amended his citizenship application to include his participation in the Taylor regime. But Linwood C. Wright, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Philadelphia, said Judge Judith Faith Angell denied bail, “because she believed Woewiyu might try to leave (runaway) from the U.S. should he be bailed.“There was a detention hearing and Woewiyu was ordered detained by a U.S. Magistrate. The magistrate found that he (Woewiyu) was a ‘flight risk,’ and so she ordered him detained pending his trial,” Wright said.Raymond Basso, Woewiyu’s immigration lawyer, told VOA last week the case against his client was purely an immigration matter, and that it was a “misconception” (mistaken belief) to suggest that he was being charged with war crimes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The unsatisfactory handling of government’s public relations by the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) has left the plenary of the House of Representatives with no choice but to send the officials of the Ministry for Public Relations 101 training workshops.Minister Lewis Brown and Deputy for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson and others are required by the House Plenary to attend some workshops to get what they described as “proper training in public relations and information dissemination in the public sector.”According to the plenary mandate, the Committee on Information, Broadcasting, Culture and Tourism, headed by Representative Richmond Anderson, a former Deputy Minister for Administration at MICAT and Chairman of the Department of Mass Communications at the University of Liberia (UL), is being asked to conduct a week-long seminar in various public relations basic courses in order to “strengthen MICAT to better represent the government at all levels of their work.”Capitol Hill also wants MICAT officials to sit in these workshops and, in their words, “learn and understand the statutory functions of the Ministry as well as national information dissemination,” which lawmakers believe the current MICAT leadership has little or no knowledge of.The House further believes MICAT’s leadership has performed its mandate inadequately, pointing to the Ministry’s incompetency in its primarily role of defending and promulgating the government of Liberia’s policies and programs and not a particular branch of government, as is being practiced at MICAT.The call for urgent intervention to rescue what it called the “fast-growing and appalling situation at MICAT,” stemmed from an overwhelming decision by members of the House to provide expertise and guidance to the MICAT officials.The decision to send the MICAT officials for training was prompted by a communication addressed to plenary by Montserrado County Representative Julius F. Berrian, in which he complained about the two officials for describing lawmakers as “counterfeit.”According to Rep. Berrian, the constant outbursts from Jackson against members of the Legislature could no longer be tolerated, and as such, actions must be taken to remedy the situation.Berrian noted that during a MICAT regular press briefing this week, Jackson referred to members of the House as “counterfeit lawmakers” which he (Berrian) described as counterproductive and a gross disrespect and abuse to the first branch of government.”For his part, Representative Edwin M. Snowe revealed that Jackson was heard live on radio describing the House’s Press Director, Isaac Redd, as “a puppet.” Snowe took strong exception to that remark, noting, “If he does not respect our staff, it means that he does not have any regard for us as well.” Snowe’s disclosure prompted lawmakers not only to hold workshops for the officials, but further to instruct its committee to demand a 9-month action plan from Brown and co-workers on the full operations of the Ministry.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Our Seniors recorded another win at the weekend with a 4-11 to 0-7 victory over Buncrana. Due to weather conditions this match was moved to Ballyshannon and our boys got off to a flyer. The quick use of the football and early supply of ball to forwards left Buncrana trailing and saw the boys hold a half time lead of 2-8 to 0-4. The second half started as the first half ended with a goal for the Naomh Brid coming from Paul McGrory and shortly after he added his 3rd of the game with an impressive finish. Buncrana were dead and buried at this stage but the boys drove on and added further points to stretch the lead even further. In the end it was a great team performance and with one league game left hopefully the boys can make the play-off.There is no match this weekend.Naomh Brid crested hoodies are now available to order. These are a perfect Christmas gift for those club enthusiasts who are at home and away. The hoodies cost €40 and anyone interested in ordering should contact Mickey Quinn. The club are hosting a Fashion Show on the 26th November in the Central Hotel. Tickets cost €10 and many of Donegal’s leading retailers will be providing the fashion on the night. There is a 10% discount in participating fashion retailers for anyone with a ticket for a limited period after the fashion show. Music and Prizes will also be provided on the night. This promises to be a fantastic night so be sure and get a ticket and don’t miss the handsome male models and glamorous female models on show.Anyone who wishes to have any information included in the club notes should contact Shane Walsh on email@example.com by 6pm on Monday evening.GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NOTES
Donegal businesses are using a little bit of America to kick-start their Christmas campaigns.Black Friday has come to many parts of Donegal this weekend.Today is dubbed Black Friday in the US when shops offer a one or two day sale to start off the festive season shopping spree.And Donegal shops and stores are following their lead by offering major discounts to shoppers this weekend. Many shops including The Cope in Dungloe are now saying ‘thank you’ to their loyal customers as the countdown to Christmas gets well and truly underway.And the good news for the local economy is that all the signs are that we are in for a bumper festive season.The festive lights are turned on in Letterkenny this evening while it is Donegal Town’s turn tomorrow night.The strength of sterling against the euro has meant that most Donegal shoppers are staying at home instead of crossing the border to spend their cash. And stores such as McElhinneys in Ballybofey and Evolve in Letterkenny have noticed an even greater number of visitors from the North coming to Donegal to shop.CEO of Letterkenny Chamber Toni Forrestor said the vast majority of stores in Letterkenny are offering good rates on sterling while local shoppers are spending locally.“All the signs are good that we are going to have a very good Christmas in Letterkenny and hopefully across the county,” she said recently. ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ ACROSS DONEGAL SEES CHRISTMAS TRADING OFF TO A SOLID START was last modified: November 28th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Black FridayCHristmasdonegalsales
25 August 2015China beckons to 53 scholarship recipients, who have landed an opportunity to study in the eastern nation. They were excited about the chance, they said at a pre-departure orientation yesterday at Unisa (University of South Africa) in Pretoria.The Department of Higher Education and Training receives scholarships from various foreign governments that are targeted at South African youth to advance the skills development agenda.Time of possibilityKgaugelo Mpyana said he was looking forward to his degree in architecture at the Beijing University of Technology.“This is a great opportunity for me because China is the generation of great innovation,” he said. “I will get an opportunity to learn from the best at no cost at all.”Ofentse Tyawo was thrilled that her dreams to study in China were finally being realised. She will be studying an undergraduate in biological sciences at East China University.Both students will also do a year-long Mandarin course, as well as learn more about Chinese culture.Mutual respect“This is an opportunity of a lifetime; grab it with both hands,” advised Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana. “We are proud that you have been selected and that you have shown bravery because it’s not an easy decision to make to go study abroad.”He encouraged students to represent South Africa well in China. “Respect the cultural norms and values of China; make sure that you adjust to them.”Li Song, China’s deputy ambassador to South Africa, congratulated the scholarship recipients and thanked them for choosing to study in his country. “I believe that through their hard work, these young talents will come back and contribute to the rainbow nation after their successful completion of their studies in China,” Song said.“South Africa has the most overseas Chinese students in Africa,” he added. There were 1 100 South African students studying in China and more than 2 400 Chinese students studying in South Africa.More than 180 applications were received for the scholarships.Source: SAnews.gov
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest BeansOn a positive note, beans rallied early last week due to palm oil prices increasing to highs not seen in several years. This increased demand for soy oil as a substitute in some Asian markets.On the flip side, the USDA report published last week was bearish. National yield averages were a bushel higher than last month’s USDA report. This means that exports will need to remain strong to relieve a potential burdensome bean carryout. Unfortunately, recent global news also isn’t positive. There are rumors that China may be capping speculative commodity buyers. Also, after another corruption charge in Brazil, their currency dropped in value. This will likely keep South American beans cheaper and put pressure on the market. CornThe USDA report last week shocked many as the national yield estimate increased back over 175. At this level, a 2.4 billion carryout is likely. Still, prices stayed $3.40+, which is a positive sign long term.Exports, feed demand and ethanol can’t slow down, or prices will likely falter. With the high yields across the Midwest some farmers are having trouble unloading corn as harvest finishes. Elevators and ethanol plants are reducing hours and lines are long (up to four hours in some cases). Unfortunately, many farmers have less than 30% of their crop sold, so any rally will most likely be met with many farmers selling, especially as creditors start calling as farmers crawl out of the combine. What’s next?With the election over and the Nov report behind us, South American weather will be the hot topic for the next two months. Still U.S. weather also continues to be a concern. So far in Minneapolis temperatures haven’t hit freezing yet, and it may not before Thanksgiving, which has never happened before. I’ve never mowed my lawn in November, which I did today. Green grass across the Midwest reduces demand for cattle feed. This potential loss in demand isn’t something the grain markets need. Long-term weather forecasts suggest a bitter cold winter in the upper Midwest, but these forecasts as with lots of other predictions this year have been very unreliable. Market ActionAll year I have been making sales for the corn I just finished harvesting against Dec ’16 futures. Since the market is paying me to hold, I don’t want to deliver my corn in Dec. So I have to be out of the Dec ’16 futures by the end of the month. “What do you mean?”Currently the Sep ’17 futures contract is a 30-cent premium above the Dec ’16 futures contract. So, I bought all of my Dec ’16 futures sales back. Then I sold the Sep ’17 futures at the exact same time. In other words, I “rolled” my position forward. “What about the price? I don’t like prices right now.”Farmers need to understand that the price on the Dec and Sep futures isn’t as important as the spread between the values. Many people get caught up in the actual values, thinking money was made or lost in their hedge account based upon the current and/or future price. However, since I have grain in the bin that is not sold, I’m still completely hedged at the same values. The money made or lost in the hedge account doesn’t mean anything yet in the bigger picture. What does matter is the extra 30 cents I pocketed for now. “So you keep the 30 cents?”Probably not all of it. I’ll have to move 15% to 20% in early winter to core out my bins, so I’ll have to move some of this sale back to Mar futures. This portion will likely reduce to 10 cents premium. Also, I may not hold all of the remaining grain until Sep. I may move some in June or July, which would likely be about 7 cents less (resulting in only a 23-cent premium). “So, why did you pick Sep?”The last two years I actually “rolled” my hedges forward to July. This year the premium was 23 cents. In 2015 I received 18 cents to roll to July. In the last 8 years I did this trade, I’ve averaged around 24 cents.I selected Sep this year because I’m expecting the spread between Sep and July to narrow. I think there is a good chance that farmers won’t sell and the spread between the two months will tighten. If this happens, I’ll pick up a few more cents in the spread when I move my corn in the winter and early summer. There is a chance that I might hold my corn until Aug or Sep and this move would save me some brokerage costs down the road. The bottom line is I feel I have more options later by rolling to the Sep now.To be fair, the spread could widen a few more pennies, but the downside risk is limited by storage costs and interest. In reality, farmers would have to sell a lot of grain for this to happen, and I don’t expect that to happen considering current prices and the recent USDA news. “Why should farmers collect on the carry?”Collecting on the carry is very low risk. The market is very clearly paying farmers to do it. Waiting to sell from Dec to Sep is 10 months for 30 cents. The market is paying me three cents per month to wait to move my grain. “What about interest on the grain?”Yes, I need to consider this by deducting the expense from the carry profits. Assuming 5% interest rate, $3.25 corn cash value X 5% / 12 months = 1.3 cents per bushel per month to hold grain. In other words, the market pays me 1.7 cents per bushel per month to hold grain in my bin. “Where does basis factor in?”I will now watch basis levels for a rally. Currently, basis values for next summer are 15 cents better than today and 10 cents better than the best bid I saw at the beginning of harvest. Adding this premium to carry, and I will collect 25 to 30 cents of profit just for waiting to move my grain. I have not yet locked in my basis hoping that there is more upside in the basis. This is risk that I must manage going forward. “Why doesn’t everyone do this?”One, it requires on-farm storage (I recommend getting to 100% capacity) which many farmers aren’t willing to do. Two, it requires that you have your grain priced by harvest, again not something most farmers are willing to do. Granted much of this premium will go to pay my grain payment this year. However, my bin loan was only for seven years (this is year six of ownership for me). After next year, all of this profit will go in my pocket every year. An additional benefit to 100% storage is the drying/shrink savings and avoidance of long lines.“That sounds great, but it sounds a little complicated. I prefer to just store my grain unpriced and wait for rallies. I’ve done ok in the past.”This is a common phrase I hear from farmers. However, farmers need to remember that they will always need to sell another crop in 11 months. All farmers are hoping we get back to $4 or even $4.50 (me too). Even with my strategy if prices get above $4, I still get to take advantage of those prices. I’ll just be selling for 2017 instead. Then I STILL get to take advantage of carry/basis premium (25 to 30 cents) next year PLUS I get the benefit of the increased prices (if they were to happen). It’s a win-win-win for little to no additional risk. “But I need money for cash flow…”Most farmers are surprised when I tell them that if they explain their plan to their banker that their banker will likely be on board with this kind of plan. Cash flow is never a reason to sell grain if you have a plan that reduces risk and provides opportunity.But in order to take advantage of these opportunities you need to do two things right now:Build storage — plan to get to at least 100% storage on your farm by next year.• Create a marketing strategy that includes not just futures price, but carry and basis too.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. 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If you’re looking to verify the use of a camera you can quickly see how many shots (or shutter actuations) it has taken using these handy apps.Cameras, like any piece of mechanical equipment, will break down over time. After enough use the moving parts will simply wear out.There are instances then, when it is important to know just how many times a camera has been used. Perhaps you’re looking to buy a used camera body or are simply curious about how much life you may have left in yours (you don’t want to be stuck out on a shoot with an old, faulty camera). You can measure how used a camera is by looking at the shutter actuations.Every time a picture is taken on a DSLR camera the shutter opens and closes – one actuation.In this post we’ll share a few FREE shutter actuation apps that will tell you your cameras shutter count, as well as info on the average life of popular DSLRs based on shutter actuations.Canon Shutter ActuationsHere are two free Canon shutter actuation apps that make it quick and easy to determine previous shot counts..Shutter Count Tools is a FREE PC based app that’s LearningDSLRVideo.com recommended. You can download it here. Check out the following quick tutorial on how to use it:Mac users will want to check out ShutterCount, a simple app that will display shutter actuation and serial number for Canon DSLRs. At $1.99 it’s nearly free. ShutterCount can be downloaded from the app store here.Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction for Canon Cameras (taken from this forum):Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D – 100,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / 500D – 100,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D – 100,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D – 50,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 350D – 50,000Canon EOS 50D – 100,000Canon EOS 40D – 100,000Canon EOS 30D – 100,000Canon EOS 20D – 50,000Canon EOS 10D – 25,000Canon EOS 5D Mark II – 150,000Canon EOS 5D – 100,000Canon EOS 1D Mark III – 300,000Canon EOS 1D Mark II N – 200,000Canon EOS 1DS Mark III – 300,000Canon EOS 1DS Mark II – 200,000Nikon Shutter ActuationsNikon (and Pentax) shooters can determine shutter actuations by uploading a still photo from the camera to MyShutterCount.com. Image file types supported include: “Nikon’s NEF, Pentax’s DNG and PEF format, and of course JPG.”Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction for Nikon Cameras (taken from ShutterActuations.com):Nikon D4 – 400,000Nikon D3, D3x, D3s – 300,000Nikon D800/D800E – 200,000Nikon D700, Nikon D600 – 150,000Nikon D7000, D300s, D300 – 150,000Nikon D5100, D5000, D3100, D3000, D90 – 100,000
When they arrived in the Capital on Saturday night from Pune, little did Indian pistol and rifle shooters know that it was going to be a long night for them. After suffering a six-hour delay due to mismanagement by the Games Organising Committee, they finally got to the Games Village and slept, which delayed their planned practice session at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges by a few hours.Finally, the shooters, accompanied by chief national coach Sunny Thomas and Stanislav Lapidus, the foreign coach for rifle shooters, reached the range at around 1: 30pm and got down to the business of acclimatising to the conditions.While Gagan Narang practised for his first event out of the six where he’ll be competing – the 10m air rifle – pistol ace Samaresh Jung warmed up for his 25m standard pistol event.Hariom Singh, who clinched an Olympic quota place for India by finishing sixth in 50m prone rifle at the World Championships in Munich last month, had a light practice session as well.”My ammunition, which my rifle has been attuned to, will arrive tomorrow. So today I had a short session with the ammunition that the organisers are providing here,” Singh told MAIL TODAY . On his part, coach Thomas said he will favour lighter sessions hereon. ” We had very good sessions in Pune and the shooters were given a heavy workload.But now, the workload will be reduced – maximum three hours per day – which will be enough to get a feel of the range,” Thomas told Mail Today . Speaking about the perception that shooting would be India’s biggest medal- winner at the Games, Thomas said: “We won 27 medals in Melbourne (2006), while in Manchester (2002), we had won 24.advertisementTo move from 27 to even 28 will be a very tough task because we have almost come to the maximum we can get out of the Games. Shooting is a sport where you can’t predict because it can depend on your mental condition, the environment etc.We are the reigning champions and on top of that, we are competing on home soil. So that is adding to the tension and the pressure.” However, Thomas said he had full confidence in the team members, who were all in good form at the camp.”Our air rifle team is a dream team because on the one hand you have an Olympic champion (Abhinav Bindra) and on the other, you have the world record holder (Gagan Narang).Abhinav took a break – which he needed – and now he’s coming back into form very well and everyone else is in good form.”In shotgun, we have another dream team in double trap – one senior world record holder (147 out of 150) in Ronjan Sodhi and the junior world record holder in Asher Noria (146).What else can you hope for? Obviously you can look to fine-tune everything before the competitions, but I’m not one who will look for shortcomings everywhere. I am teaching all our shooters to keep a positive frame of mind.”
Asad Shafiq scored an unbeaten 78 as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets (D/L method) in a rain-reduced World Cup Group A match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on Monday. ScoreChasing 162 in 38 overs – a revised target following heavy showers, Pakistan reached the total with seven wickets and 23 balls to spare.Earlier, Zimbabwe scored 151/7 in 39.4 overs before a seocnd round of shower forced an end to their innings.Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat. A surprising decision considering the overcast weather conditions. And as soon as Zimbabwe took to bat, Pakistan bowlers got busy counting scalps. Brendan Taylor fell to Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq in the first over starting the slide for the Zimbabwe batsmen.Then Umar Gul claimed Regis Chakabva when the Zimbabwe total was 5. He struck again to claim Vusi Sibanda on 13/3. Tatenda Taibu fell to left-arm paceman Wahab Riaz and the Zimbabwe were reduced to 43/4.The spinners too got busy showing their bowling prowess. Skipper Shahid Afridi got the better of Greg Lamb. He took a fine catch off his own bowling and Zimbabwe were five wickets down.Captain Elton Chigumbura and Craig Ervine were at the crease and the score was 96/5 when rain stopped play. The match resumed after more than an hour of heavy showers and wet outfield. But a few minutes later, the game once again came to a halt when fresh showers forced the covers on. Captain Elton Chigumbura was batting on 32 and Umar Gul had claimed his third victim Prosper Utseya when the play was stopped in the 40th over. Zimbabwe score at this stage was 151/7 in 39.4 overs. advertisementThe match resumed again only to see Pakistan batsmen take the field with a revised 162 run target from 38 overs (D/L method).With just over four runs required in an over Pakistan reached the total at ease putting 164 on board on the first ball of the 35th over.Opener Mohammad Hafeez scored a fine 45 to set the pace of things to come. And towards the end Asad Shafiq (78) and Younis Khan (13) put 54 runs for the third wicket to take Pakistan home.Umar Gul won the Man-of-the-Match award for his four-wicket haul.
Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – US golfer Tiger Woods waits for his turn on the green of the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA World Golf Championship, at Chapultepec’s Golf Club in Mexico City on February 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter. He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. Woods says he’s had the neck strain for a few weeks and it hasn’t improved with treatment to the point he feels he can play.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe says he hopes to be ready the following week for The Players Championship.Woods has played three times this year, with his best finish a tie for 10th in Mexico City. View comments