A bad week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 02 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 02 December, 2012, 1:37am

Ernie Els

The South African golfer will not be able to rely on his trusty belly putter after 2016, when golf administrators, including the United States Golf Association, will restrict use of the controversial clubs. Three of the last five major champions have used the long putters, but they have been accused of taking skill out of the game.


Zhou Weisi

Zhou, deputy head of Nanlian village on the outskirts of Shenzhen's Longgang district, suddenly found himself in the spotlight - and under investigation - after it was claimed that he owned more than 80 properties and 20 cars. Experts say corruption is common among grass-roots party bosses, especially in wealthy southern provinces, because they exercise power over land supply.


Rob Ford

Toronto's outspoken mayor lost his job after being convicted of breaking Canada's conflict-of-interest laws. Ford, who was accused of voting during a city council debate on his failure to reimburse donations, says he will appeal against the ruling - and will fight the resulting by-election if the judgment is upheld.