Monday 1 May 2017

In brief: Wayward golfer gets off the hook

Golfers aren't required to yell "Fore!" to warn of a bad shot, New York State's highest court said, ruling against a player who sued after losing an eye when struck by a ball.

The New York Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed a lower-court decision that a golfer wasn't guilty of reckless conduct when his errant shot struck and injured another player.

Teen sailor: 'Weird to be on dry land'

A 15-year-old Dutch sailor completed the longest leg of her circumnavigation of the globe, saying it felt "really weird" to be back on dry land after nearly three weeks out in the ocean.

Laura Dekker, aiming to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, was in good spirits after completing the 2,200 mile trip from the Cape Verde Islands off Africa to the Caribbean island of St Maarten.

Harrods salutes game-maker (9)

A nine-year-old schoolboy's board game is proving a Christmas hit, Harrods said.

The store said Scott Ballantyne from Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire, was one of the youngest people to have designed a product for its shelves. Scott invented the board game Animal Adventure from the remnants of an old advent calendar.

Lohan faces rehab assault quiz

US actress Lindsay Lohan is under investigation for an alleged assault against a female staff member at a rehab facility where the actress is receiving treatment, authorities said.

Police were called to the Betty Ford Center in Palm Desert on December 12 over an incident involving Lohan.

Brain scan predicts dyslexic learning

Sophisticated brain scans predicted which teens with dyslexia would learn to read within three years, a finding that could lead to better ways to treat the disability.

By looking for a specific pattern of brain activity in teens with dyslexia, the researchers were able to give predictions with 90pc accuracy.

Youth leader role for Russian spy

ANNA CHAPMAN, the glamorous spy deported with nine other Russian sleeper agents from the United States this summer, is to become a leader in the youth wing of Vladimir Putin's United Russia party.

Ms Chapman is to be unveiled at the annual conference.

Irish Independent

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