3 Jul 2018 Women and girls’ golf week set to launch Women and girls will speak out about why they love golf and what they get from the sport when a special awareness week is held across Great Britain & Ireland later this month.Women and Girls’ Golf Week is the inspiration of England Golf and will take place from 30 July – 5 August.It has the support of Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and the Irish Ladies Golf Union and is designed to unite the golf industry behind the aim of growing the women and girls’ game.The organisations will tell the stories of women and girls who are involved in many different ways in golf. The aim is to create noise across their social media channels and websites, with women and girl golfers everywhere invited to join the conversation using the hashtag #WhyIGolfClubs will also be able to get involved by promoting participation activities they are running for women and girls, such as Get into Golf, New2Golf, Girls Golf Rocks and ThisGirlGolfs.The week has been timed to coincide with the buzz created by the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes (2 – 5 August), where an all-female group of PGA professionals will be offering free taster lessons to beginners. The English Under-18 Girls’ Open championship is also taking place that week at East Devon.England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink commented: “We feel it is so important to give a voice to women and girls. We want to show what an important part they play in golf and to highlight the potential there is to develop this if we successfully grow the women’s game.“All the home associations, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, have pledged their support for The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter, and this week is one way in which we can all get involved and make a difference. We are delighted that the other home nations are joining us and giving this collaborative campaign real momentum.”Each day of Women and Girls’ Golf Week will have a specific theme. Look out for stories on:• Monday 30 July: Careers – women working in different areas of the industry• Tuesday 31 July: Volunteers – the hidden heroes of the game• Wednesday 1 August: Health & Wellbeing – celebrity endorsers who love the sport• Thursday 2 August: Performance –opportunities for young, aspiring players• Friday 3 August: Participation – focus on participation programmes nationwide• Saturday 4 August: Championships – key events and pathway for progression• Sunday 5 August: Round-up – highlights from the week Tags: Girls, Women, Women in Golf Charter Image copyright Leaderboard Photography The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter was recently launched with the aim of inspiring an industry-wide commitment to a more inclusive culture, enabling women and girls to flourish and reach their potential at all levels of the sport.With increased participation in golf by women and girls identified as a tremendous growth opportunity for the sport, this year has seen a notable rise in the number of dedicated participation initiatives and coaching activities being delivered by leading golfing bodies to encourage more women, girls and families into the game and convert them into club membership.
27 October 2010 South Africa is to spend an extra R1.5-billion on HIV/Aids prevention programmes over the next three years, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. R100-million of this will be spent this year, bringing the total HIV/Aids and sexually transmitted diseases budget for 2010/11 to R6.6-billion. Presenting his medium-term budget policy statement to Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Gordhan said the state’s free antiretroviral programmes was adding around 300 000 new entrants each year, and that this was expected to increase to 400 000 new entrants a year over the next three years. Of the R100-million to be spent this year, Gordhan said R40-million would be allocated to provinces’ male circumcision programmes. According to the World Health Organisation, there is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually-acquired HIV infection in men by up to 60 percent. The medium-term budget policy statement said data from the department of health’s 2009 antenatal survey showed that South Africa’s HIV infection rate was levelling off. “HIV prevention and treatment programmes are expanding rapidly and will continue to be prioritised,” it said.National Health Insurance In the general health sector, Gordhan said the government had prioritised funds to filling important posts, including medical registrars in obstetrics and paediatrics, and to recapitalising the country’s nursing colleges. In preparation for South Africa’s new National Health Insurance scheme, the government has proposed amendments to improve the fairness of the tax treatment of medical aid contributions. Gordhan said further work would be done to calculate the costing of the National Health Insurance, adding that until more calculations were made, there would not be any move to raise taxes to fund the new health insurance system. He said the government was considering piloting improved family health care as part of an enhanced primary care system, including district-based contracts with independent general practitioners. It is also considering making bulk purchases of medicines to bring down the general cost of buying medication. Also under consideration is a proposal to get private hospitals and academic institutions to partner with one another to train doctors and nurses, as well as another to help bring private-sector management into the delivery of public health care in the country. SAinfo reporter and BuaNews
An exclusive art auction featuring extraordinary chairs and fine artwork from top designers, celebrities, artists, and tastemakers took place in Los Angeles last week.Kevin Zegers, Erin Foster, Jonathan Tucker and his wife, and Sara FosterCredit/Copyright: Faye Sadou/WENNProceeds from this event will benefit the Los Angeles LBGT Center’s work with youth experiencing homelessness.Andie MacDowell strikes a sultry poseCredit/Copyright: Faye Sadou/WENNAmong the stars who attended included Kevin Zegers (Gracepoint, The Colony), Tracey Bregman (The Young and the Restless), Willie Garson (White Collar, Sex and the City), George Kotsiopoulos (E! Channel’s Fashion Police), Andie MacDowell (Cedar Cove, Magic Mike XXL), Sara Rue (Impastor), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds), Diane Warren (Award Winning Songwriter), Sara Foster (Barely Famous, 90210), Erin Foster (Barely Famous), Mimi Rogers (NCIS), Lolita Davidovich (True Detective, The Longest Ride), Mircea Monroe (Impastor, Hart of Dixie), and Jonathan Tucker (Justified).Impastor co-stars Mircea Monroe and Sara Rue Credit/Copyright: Faye Sadou/WENNHighlights of the evening, held at the The Washbow on Thursday, included • A glowing and pregnant Sara Foster attended the charity auction along with her sister and fellow Barely Famous star Erin Foster. • Sara Rue arrived with fellow Impastor co-star and charity advocate Mircea Monroe. • Justified’s Jonathan Tucker attended alongside his wife Tara Ahamed Tucker. • True Detective star Lolita Davidovich brought her husband and daughter along and the family won two velvet chairs by Jeff Hitchcock, a directors chair from Big Bang Theory as well as a hidden set of first class Delta Airlines tickets. • Additional celeb attendees and winners include Mimi Rogers (NCIS) who bid on the custom tufted ottoman by Jeff Hitchcock and Dominique Vorillan “Cuba” Photograph as well as Cedar Cove and Magic Mike XXL star Andi MacDowell who won the Thanet Rocking Chair and Diane Arlovs “Mae West”.Erin and Sara FosterCredit/Copyright: Faye Sadou/WENN
Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Photo: CBC To be fair, we should point out that in 2017, revenues for movie house owners in Canada and the United States reached a rather impressive US$11.1 billion. Taking that as a glass of water being more than half full, Vince Guzzo (pictured above), the President and CEO of Guzzo Cinemas and the newest Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, has announced he’s actively exploring the expansion of his namesake company beyond his home province of Quebec. More specifically he’s looking into other markets including major Canadian business hubs like Vancouver and Calgary. READ MORE Vince Guzzo, the President and CEO of Guzzo Cinemas and the newest Dragon on CBC’s entrepreneurially-focused show, Dragons’ Den, announces he’s actively exploring the growth and development of his business enterprises across Canada, given his exceptional successes in his home province of Quebec. Expanding into other markets, including major Canadian business hubs like Vancouver and Calgary, will allow Guzzo to take advantage of the broad economic opportunities available in other parts of the country.Guzzo owns and operates Guzzo Cinemas, the largest chain of independent movie theatres and IMAX screens in Quebec and the third largest in Canada, with ten current locations and two more slated for opening in 2019. The powerful entrepreneur has recently brought his business acumen and eccentric style to the forefront of the Canadian media landscape in his role as a Dragon on CBC’s 13th season of Dragons’ Den, one of the country’s most beloved and well- watched television programs for the better part of a decade. READ MORECurtain Up for Vince GuzzoIn the age of online streaming services like Netflix, Prime or Crave, there are persistent rumours about the tough times for cinema chains. In March of last year for example, Variety opened an article on the subject with this sentence: “Anyone in the movie business who tells you they’re not scared stiff about the future is probably lying.” So, any news of expansion in the film exhibition business has to be accepted as good news. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter
A rally in oil prices after a two-month slide indicates traders are betting that OPEC and its allies including Russia will agree to produce less crude.Representatives of oil-producing nations will hold a highly anticipated meeting Thursday in Vienna, with analysts predicting that they will agree on a cut of at least 1 billion barrels a day in an effort to bolster prices.Russian President Vladimir Putin boosted expectations for a deal when he said at the G20 summit over last weekend that Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to extend an attempt by OPEC to balance oil supply and demand — although he provided no figures.Crude prices began falling in October and continued to plunge last month due to oversupply and fears that weaker global economic growth would dampen energy demand. The price of both benchmark U.S. crude and the standard for internationally traded oil fell 22 per cent in November.On Monday, however, West Texas intermediate rose $2.02, or 4 per cent, to settle at $52.95 a barrel, and Brent international crude climbed $2.23, or nearly 4 per cent, to close at $61.69 a barrel in London.Analysts attribute the turnaround to a truce in the escalating trade dispute between the United States and China. That has raised hopes that, with a cessation in further tit-for-tat tariffs, short-term economic growth and energy demand might be stronger than feared.Also, the Alberta premier announced that the Canadian province will trim production by 8.7 per cent because a shortage of pipeline capacity has caused a glut of Canadian crude. Canada is the largest source of oil imported by the U.S.Finally, the small but wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar said Monday that it will leave OPEC in January. Qatar has been feuding with Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations that accuse it of financing terrorism.Qatar is one of the smallest oil producers in OPEC, so its departure will have only a marginal impact on the cartel’s share of the world’s supply. Still, the surprising announcement by Qatar’s energy minister underscores the political tension within OPEC, “which doesn’t necessarily make it easier to come to a decision” on cutting production, said JBC Energy analyst David Wech.Some analysts expect OPEC and Russia will agree to even larger cuts, about 1.5 million barrels a day. Anything less, they say, could set the stage for continued global oversupply next year and send oil prices lower.OPEC must produce “a credible agreement” to cut output by about 1.5 million barrels a day for oil prices to recover their recent losses, Credit Suisse analyst William Featherston wrote in a note Monday. The Saudis, he said, will have to bear the largest share of cuts.Saudi Arabia seems eager to reduce supply, Featherston said, but the kingdom’s decision is complicated by President Donald Trump’s desire for lower prices and the Saudis’ wish to improve relations with the U.S. after the murder of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.Trump blamed OPEC and Saudi Arabia earlier this year for high oil prices. When U.S. crude skidded to $54 on Nov. 21, he tweeted, “Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!” Trump might complain about cuts designed to send prices higher.U.S. producers have benefited from higher prices. American output has soared since the price bust of 2014-15, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that the U.S. has eclipsed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest producer. (Saudi Arabia remains the top exporter.)Much of that new U.S. production is coming out of shale formations that lie underneath West Texas and New Mexico. Executives of some companies that operate there, including Trump supporter Harold Hamm, the chairman and CEO of Continental Resources Inc., have said recently that they might cut back on production if oil falls below $50 a barrel, which it barely avoided in late November.“I think (Trump) is starting to realize that if oil prices continue to fall, it might have a negative effect for U.S. producers,” said Phil Flynn, a prominent oil analyst. “I think he has heard from a couple of them, ‘Hey, you don’t want to crash this thing too hard.’”David Koenig, The Associated Press
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating, citing political upheaval that has resulted in the country having no functional government.Fitch says it lowered the country’s rating to B from B plus with a stable outlook, reflecting heightened external financing risks, uncertain policy outlook and a slowdown in fiscal consolidation.Sri Lanka is now without a government after a court ordered disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his ministers to refrain from conducting their duties as it hears a case challenging their eligibility to hold office after losing two no-confidence votes in Parliament.The dispute arose after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and replaced him with Rajapaksa.Rajapaksa has been unable to form a parliamentary majority.The Associated Press
SeasonMorey+ score During that 2016-17 season, though, five other teams exceeded the Moreyball Rate of the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors, who had the highest non-Rockets Moreyball Rate of any team from 2012 through 2016. That incredible jump from one-sixth of the league foreshadowed what has happened since: The league’s Moreyball Rate has been rising far faster than it did during the McHale years, meaning that the Rockets’ math advantage is once again shrinking, through no fault of their own offensive priorities.While the average Moreyball Rate jumped only 3.7 percentage points from 2012 (58.1 percent) through 2016 (60.8 percent), it has rocketed (pun very much intended) all the way up to 68.3 percent in 2019. That’s a jump of 7.5 percentage points in just three seasons, compared with the four it took to erase a smaller advantage for the previous incarnation of the Rockets. And at the same time that the NBA’s average Moreyball Rate has shot through the roof, the Rockets themselves have once again stalled out. They appear to have hit a ceiling in terms of how many of their shots can really be taken from the most efficient areas of the floor.Houston’s sky-high Moreyball Rates during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons helped them to two of the most efficient offensive seasons in NBA history. During that 2016-17 campaign, the Rockets registered the 10th-best offensive efficiency in NBA history, per Basketball-Reference. During the 2017-18 season, they posted the 11th-best offensive efficiency in history. And during both seasons, the Rockets led the NBA in Moreyball Rate by a healthy margin, even while the league as a whole was catching up.This year, however, they don’t even lead the league in Moreyball Rate, marking the first time since the 2011-12 campaign that they’ve fallen out of first place. (They’ve been passed by Mike Budenholzer’s Milwaukee Bucks, who are at 82.6 percent, the highest figure that can be gleaned from the shot location data in NBA.com’s database, which reaches back to the 1996-97 season.) Amazingly, Houston’s Morey+ this season has already dropped below where it was during the 2015-16 season that inspired Morey to bring in D’Antoni in the first place. And even while they’ve cleaned up their defense a bit these past two years, the rate at which leaguewide Moreyball Rates are spiking has left their Moreyball Advantage at the lowest point it’s been in years.It seems unlikely that other NBA teams will simply stop pursuing shots from the Moreyball areas of the floor, so the league average will presumably continue to rise — if not necessarily at quite the rate it has these past few years. And with the Rockets having seemingly maxed out their own Moreyball Rates in the low 80s, it looks like the best way for them to regain the sky-high Moreyball Advantage they had in the early 2010s is by engineering their defense so that opponents simply can’t access the most efficient areas of the floor. But that’s also what every other team in the league has been trying to do to the Rockets for years, and as they’ve been showing us for quite some time now, it’s easier said than done. 2013-14124.8– Winners of five straight games, the Houston Rockets nudged their record back up to their season-high mark of two games over .500 (16-14) with a blowout win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, during which they set an NBA record by making 26 3-pointers. Despite this hot streak, however, it’s still fair to say that the Rockets have not performed as expected thus far this season. When searching for reasons why that might be the case, the focus has often been on their inability to replicate last season’s switch-happy defense or the early-season injuries and suspensions they had to weather or their general offensive malaise. (If ranking fifth in offensive efficiency can be described as a malaise.) But the root of Houston’s issues may actually just be that the rest of the league is increasingly subscribing to Houston’s core beliefs, which has eaten into the team’s math advantage.To fully understand what that means and how that’s happened, we need to back up a bit. Daryl Morey has been the general manager of the Rockets since 2007, but it wasn’t until the 2012-13 season that the purest form of Morey’s basketball philosophies truly began to shine through on the floor.Coming off three consecutive non-playoff seasons and having just traded for James Harden, the Rockets re-engineered their offense to play not only to their new star’s strengths, but also to The Math. It was during that season that the Rockets began their maniacal pursuit of the most efficient shot on every single possession, turning their collective backs on years of NBA tradition by eschewing the lost art of the mid-range jumper whenever possible in favor of attempts either at the rim or behind the three-point line.It’s easy to see the benefits of that offensive strategy now — six years after the Rockets took it to what then seemed like its logical extreme — but at the time, it was not yet really accepted that this was a healthy way to construct an offense. Not everybody believed in The Math. The Rockets did, however, and they did to a degree that was then unheard of in league history.During that 2012-13 campaign, the Rockets attempted 73.6 percent of their shots from either the restricted area or three-point range, per NBA.com. (For the balance of this piece, we’ll refer to this percentage as a team’s “Moreyball Rate,” in keeping with certain segments of the basketball analytics community.) The next closest team was the Denver Nuggets at 67.4 percent, while the average NBA team had a Moreyball Rate of 57.1 percent. 2018-19119.8– * A rating where 100 equals the NBA average and every point above or below 100 equals a one percent change (up or down). 2017-18126.1– 2015-16120.1– Morey+ score* for the Houston Rockets 2016-17128.8– 2014-15125.3– 2012-13129.1– By attempting so many more of their shots from the most efficient areas of the floor than any other team, the Rockets created for themselves a healthy math advantage. Through shot selection alone, they essentially began each game with a small lead that their opponents needed to erase in addition to out-scoring them over the course of 48 minutes in order to win the game.For the next three seasons under Kevin McHale, however, the Rockets’ Moreyball Rate stayed fairly stagnant. They still led the NBA in Moreyball Rate during each of those seasons, but they did so with rates that hovered between 72.6 and 73.8 percent. At the same time, the league average Moreyball Rate crept upward, eating into the Rockets’ math advantage and, by extension, that small de facto lead with which they began every game.This is perhaps best exemplified by scaling their Moreyball Rate against the league average. Fans familiar with baseball statistics like OPS+ will recognize this formula: The NBA average Moreyball Rate is given a score of 100, while a team whose Moreyball Rate is 10 percent better than league average receives a Morey+ score of 110, and a team whose Moreyball Rate is 10 percent worse than league average receives a Morey+ score of 90. So, in a world where the league average Moreyball Rate is 50 percent, a team with a 55 percent Moreyball Rate has a Morey+ of 110, while a team with a 45 percent Moreyball Rate has a Morey+ of 90.Using the same formula, we can calculate that during the 2012-13 season when the Rockets had a Moreyball Rate of 73.6 percent against a league average of 57.1 percent, they had a Morey+ of 129.1, meaning they attempted shots in the restricted area or from three-point territory at a rate 29.1 percent higher than that of the average NBA team. That is a ridiculously high mark. But it was also essentially the high-water mark for the McHale-era Rockets, whose Morey+ plummeted over the next few seasons, though not through any offensive fault of their own.At the same time the Rockets’ math advantage on offense was shrinking, the same thing was happening on the defensive end of the court. During that 2012-13 campaign, the Rockets did an excellent job of limiting their opponents’ attempts from the Moreyball areas of the floor. Slowly but surely, however, they ended up yielding better and better shots, and their opponents’ Moreyball Rate crept upward at an even faster rate than the league average.The decline of the Rockets’ math advantage during that time looks even starker when pitting their offense and defense against each other. At the same time as they were shooting 29.1 percent more often from Moreyball areas than the average team in 2012-13, they were forcing opponents to shoot from those areas 3.2 percent less often than the average squad. Add those two numbers up, and the Rockets had a Moreyball Advantage of 32.2 points during that season. By the time they got to the 2015-16 campaign, however, their Moreyball Advantage had been cut by more than half (to 13.8 points).During those four years, the Rockets were the only team to have a Moreyball Rate above 68.8 percent, but the average team still gained steadily gained on them, and their ability to prevent their own opponents from getting to Moreyball areas declined as well. And it was then that Morey decided to hire Mike D’Antoni. Because if the Rockets couldn’t stop the rest of the league from following their lead in following The Math, then the next-best option was for them to take The Math to new heights.In D’Antoni’s first season, the Rockets had a Moreyball Rate of 81.8 percent, blasting the previous league highs they’d set over the prior few seasons. That 81.8 percent figure was, obviously, the highest in the NBA by far, making it the fifth consecutive season during which the Rockets led the league. Crucially, that rate bumped their Morey+ all the way back up to 128.8 — almost all the way back to where it was during that 2012-13 campaign, when the Rockets first began truly orienting their offense around The Math.
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is greeted at home by Andrew McCutchen after hitting a three-run homer against the New York Mets on May 24, 2015, at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.Credit: Courtesy of TNSAs the summer has heated up, so too has the playoff race in Major League Baseball.Teams have now gone through the July 31 trade deadline, are tweaking their 25-man rosters for their playoff pushes, and are looking at players who clear the waivers until Aug. 31 (most notably being Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes). These teams will be looking to get the right formula to make a strong run at the playoffs to be one of the 10 teams with a chance at obtaining the coveted World Series trophy.At this point, teams are either all in or looking at what they can manage out of this year. There are just five spots in each league to make the playoffs and only two ways to get in: winning a division crown or wild card.This year has shown us that the game of baseball can be very strange at times. For example, at this moment the best five teams, by record in order, are: the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers. The National League has four of these teams, with all but Kansas City. Three of these teams are even in the same division with St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Chicago all being from the National League Central.In the National League, if the playoffs started today the top seed would be the Cardinals, the No. 2 seed would be the Dodgers, the No. 3 seed would be the New York Mets and the Pirates would host the Cubs for the wild card game. The winner of the wild card game would move on to face St. Louis in the divisional round, with whoever winning that series meeting either the Mets or Dodgers in the National League Championship Series and a chance to play for the World Series.Going back to how baseball this year is strange, look at the third- and fourth-best teams in baseball. Both would get a wild card, and the fourth-best team even has to go on the road. Look a little closer at it, though.The best team in baseball also gets shorted due to having to play either the third- or fourth-best team in the division series. When playing a wild card, you expect it to at least be worse than most of the division winners. In the National League, bizarrely, both of the wild cards are better than the leaders of the National League East and West divisions.The Dodgers and Mets are looking to win their divisions with weaker teams, meaning they need one fewer game to play to advance to the NLCS than the better-record wild-card teams. This is only in the National League, and we haven’t even talked about the defending World Series champion, the San Francisco Giants, who are a handful of games out of the second wild card.The National League has a lot of other storylines as well, with the other two division races.The East has been between the Washington Nationals and the Mets all year. The Mets have taken over at this point, but if the Nationals can string some victories together they can make a run for it. Plus these teams still have six games remaining on the schedule against the other.The National League West is having a very typical year as of recent. The Dodgers lead the division, but only by a couple of games over the Giants. These two have been going at it all season; both teams have the right pieces to make a late-September run. These two teams have seven games left against each other.The American League may not have as many teams in the top five, but they do have some good storylines, too. Kansas City starts it off by running away with the best record in the league, as well as in the American League Central. The American League East, which started out the year as the “American League Least,” has come into form with New York Yankees leading the Toronto Blue Jays by a shred of a game. They also have seven games left between one another. The American League West is slowly turning into the most talked about division in the league. The West features the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels in a back-and-forth battle this summer. Houston sits atop right now with a slight lead over the Angels.This season still has a lot to offer with October baseball just around the corner. Teams that might be viewed as a non-contender at the moment could go on a surprising run all the way to and through the playoffs. As we work our way into September and the air gets a little colder, look for MLB to be heating up into the 2015 playoffs.
Status cards free first time says Cabinet Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Nov 2015 – A voter registration drive has been launched in the Turks and Caicos as the November 30th deadline approaches. The campaign – Vote your Voice – is launched and calls for new, change of address and unregistered voters to turn out at four sites around the country namely at the Gus Lightbourne Gym in Provo; at Dillon Hall in Grand Turk; in South Caicos at Sea View Marketplace and in North Caicos the mission will be mobile; all of these efforts are set for November 14th.Anyone who wants to vote in the 2016 General Elections must register by month end, and Sabrina Isaac has been making media rounds with the campaign to get registered. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:2016 general elections, voter registration Former Premier says 2016 too important to miss; joined call for last minute registrants Unqualified Applicants, 75% cannot vote in TCI Use file photo of the lines at registration