Singapore Open (golf)

The Singapore Open is a golf tournament in Singapore, part of the Asian Tour schedule. The event has been held at Sentosa Golf Club since 2005 and since 2017 has been part of the Open Qualifying Series, giving up to four non-exempt players entry into The Open Championship.. The Singapore Open was founded in 1961 and was one of the tournaments on the first season of the Far East Circuit the following year, it remained part of the Asia circuit until 1993. After just 3 seasons, it left the Australasian Tour to join the fledgling Asian Tour for that tour's second season in 1996; the event was co-sanctioned with the European Tour from 2009 to 2012, with the Japan Golf Tour since 2016. The Singapore Open was founded in 1961 and was staged annually until 2001, when it was won by Thaworn Wiratchant. Other winners in the years leading up to this included American Shaun Micheel in 1998, who went on to win the 2003 PGA Championship. In 2002 the event was cancelled because of lack of sponsorship, it was not revived until 2005.

The 2005 prize fund was $2 million, which made the Singapore Open by far the richest tournament exclusive to the Asian Tour, not co-sanctioned by the European Tour, a status it retained until the European Tour first co-sanctioned the event in 2009. Asian Tour chief executive Louis Martin claimed when the revival of the tournament was announced, "Competing for a prize purse of two million US dollars will give our playing membership a huge boost and elevate the Asian Tour to a new level." The 2005 event was played in September. The 2006 Singapore Open offered a purse of US$3 million with a winner's share of US$475,000. In May 2006 it was announced that Barclays Bank would sponsor the event for five years from 2006 and that the prize fund will be increased to US$4 million in 2007 and US$5 million in 2008. In 2011, the purse was US$6,000,000; the 2013 edition was cancelled due to lack of sponsorship. After a three-year absence, the tournament returned in January 2016; the event is co-sanctioned by the Asian Japan Golf Tour.

It has a US$1 million purse. Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour event 2013–15 No tournamentAsian Tour and European Tour event * 2011 tournament shortened to 54 holes due to weather Asian Tour event * 2006 tournament was shortened to 54 holes Scott beat Els in a 3 hole playoff 2002–04 No tournamentAsian Tour event Australasian Tour event Asia Golf Circuit event Singapore Masters – a golf tournament, co-sanctioned by the Asian and European Tours from 2001 to 2007 Official site Coverage on the Asian Tour's official site Coverage on the Japan Golf Tour's official site Coverage on the European Tour's official site

Alan Baddeley

Alan David Baddeley, CBE, FRS, FMedSci is a British psychologist. He is professor of psychology at the University of York, he is known for his work in particular for his multiple components model. Baddeley was born in Leeds, Yorkshire on 23 March 1934, he graduated from University College London in 1956 and obtained an MA from Princeton University's Department of Psychology in 1957. He was awarded with a PhD from University of Cambridge in 1962, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by University of Essex in 1999. In 2000 Baddeley was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by Plymouth University. In 1974, working with Graham Hitch, Baddeley developed an influential model of working memory called Baddeley's model of working memory, which argues for the existence of multiple short-term memory stores and a separate interacting system for manipulating the content of these stores; the model accounts for much of the empirical data on short-term retention and manipulation of information. His landmark study in 1975 on'Capacity of Short Term Memory' showed that people remembered more short words than long words in a recall test.

This was called the word length effect and it demonstrated that pronunciation time rather than number of items determines the capacity of verbal short-term memory. Baddeley was the director of the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, a branch of the UK Medical Research Council, based in Cambridge, from 1974 - 1997, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1993 and in 1996, was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Baddeley has part authored a number of neuropsychological tests including the Doors and People, Children's Test of Nonword Repetition, the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test, Autographical Memory Interview, Visual Patterns Test and the Speed and Capacity of Language Processing Test. Baddeley was involved in the design of United Kingdom postcodes, was one of the founders of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology. Alan Baddeley on the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group website

USS Monaghan (DD-32)

The first USS Monaghan was a modified Paulding-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War I and in the United States Coast Guard, designated. She was named for Ensign John R. Monaghan. Monaghan was laid down on 1 June 1910 by Newport News, Virginia. Joining the Atlantic Fleet, Monaghan took part in fleet readiness training and operations which prepared the US Navy to enter action when its country joined the Allies in World War I. Monaghan's first war service was on patrol along the Atlantic coast. From November 1917 until the Armistice a year Monaghan made antisubmarine patrols against the U-boat menace in European waters. Returning from occupation duty, Monaghan decommissioned at Philadelphia on 4 November 1919. Monaghan was transferred to the Coast Guard on 7 June 1924 to serve in the Rum Patrol, she was stationed at New London, Connecticut until she was sent to Boston, Massachusetts in 1930. She was returned to the Navy on 8 May 1931, her name was dropped on 1 July 1933 so that it might be assigned to a new destroyer, she was sold to Michael Flynn of Brooklyn, New York on 22 August 1934 for scrapping in accordance with the London Naval Treaty.

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here. Photo gallery of USS Monaghan at NavSource Naval History