How can Gilead make the Kite deal work? Here’s what the wags say …

first_img [email protected] After months of urging from Wall Street, Gilead Sciences (GILD) finally made a big acquisition — paying nearly $12 billion in cash to buy Kite Pharmaceuticals (KITE), a leader in developing so-called CAR-T therapies that leverage the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.For Gilead, the move is a way to quickly diversify beyond its infectious-disease franchise. Although its HIV portfolio remains dominant, declining sales of its hepatitis C drugs have hurt its stock price. Moreover, this may finally help Gilead dive into the lucrative cancer market, where the company has suffered several notable setbacks. Kite Pharmaceuticals Kite Pharma GET STARTED By Ed Silverman Aug. 28, 2017 Reprints About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More Ed Silverman Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalot @Pharmalot What is it? What’s included? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. How can Gilead make the Kite deal work? Here’s what the wags say … Tags cancerfinancepharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

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Florida sheriff sued over program that ‘predicts’ crime

first_imgFlorida deputies shoot 79-year-old man at gas station after threats March 23, 2021 Sponsored Content Have you seen this missing Pasco County teen? April 14, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Pasco CountySheriff Pasco teen charged with felony after school fight sends student to hospital February 4, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Man with Florida tattoo on forehead calls 911 for ride home, twice February 3, 2021 U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.,, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has called on Florida’s governor to remove a sheriff who was sued this week by four residents claiming an intelligence program run by the top cop’s agency violated their constitutional rights.In a tweet on Thursday, Gaetz, a Republican congressman from the Florida Panhandle, said Gov. Ron DeSantis had the authority to remove Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco and should consider doing so.“I don’t care that this is being done by a GOP Sheriff,” Gaetz said in the tweet. “Its awful to harass citizens because you think they may commit crimes, hoping to make their lives miserable.′The intelligence program run by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office uses arrest histories and information from police reports to determine which residents are most likely to break the law. Deputies then make repeated visits to those individuals’ homes, even when there is no warrant or evidence of a crime, according to an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times.center_img Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS By Park MGM AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementFour Pasco County residents on Wednesday sued the sheriff, saying they were harassed, fined and even arrested by overzealous deputies who overstepped their bounds. They asked a judge to end the program.“The goal here is to shut this program down and to make sure it stops, both for these clients and everybody in Pasco County,” said Robert Johnson, an attorney for the plaintiffs.Amanda Hunter, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman, said in response to the lawsuit, “We look forward to defending any lawsuits in which we may be named in the proper venue and will not be party to litigation via the media.” The Strip’s First Fully Smoke-Free Casino Resort Park MGM is a whole new way to do The Strip and we’ve got a collection of expertly curated bars, restaurants,… The agency has previously said it stands behind its intelligence program and credited it with a reduction in burglaries, larcenies and auto thefts over the last decade. The decline mirrors those in nearby police jurisdictions, according to the Times.The Times’ investigation revealed that deputies surrounded targets’ homes in the middle of the night. On others, they wrote or threatened to write code enforcement citations for minor infractions like overgrown grass. One former deputy said the objective was to make peoples’ lives miserable.“The behavior of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is outrageous,” said Ari Bargil, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, a national public interest law firm representing the plaintiffs. “There’s no such thing as innocent until predicted guilty and that’s exactly how the program operates.”last_img read more

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LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the championship action from Sunday’s Laois GAA club games

first_img LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the championship action from Sunday’s Laois GAA club games Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Electric Picnic Twitter By Steven Miller – 20th September 2020 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook TAGSLive Blog The curtain comes down on another busy weekend of Laois club football championship action today with the remaining Round 3 games in the Laois SFC.There are three games in MW Hire O’Moore Park which will see the senior competition knocked down to eight teams and the quarter-final stage.Arles-Killeen/The Heath are already there following last night’s win over The Heath/Arles-Killeen while Ballyfin, Emo, Portarlington and Graiguecullen went through automatically by winning their first two games.The first games sees Ballylinan and Ballyroan-Abbey meet at 1pm while the last two beaten finalists – O’Dempsey’s and Killeshin – clash at 3pm.The final game of the day is arguably the most interesting with champions Portlaoise in the last chance saloon and needing to beat old rivals St Joseph’s to remain in contention.Portlaoise are seeking a fourth title in a row this year and a 13th in 14 years.Steven Miller will be in O’Moore Park for the day live blogging all of the action while the quarter-final draw will be held after the third game.You can follow all of the updates below.SEE ALSO – Check out of all of Saturday’s Laois GAA club football championship action here Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic Home Gaelic Football Club Football LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the championship action from Sunday’s Laois GAA… Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleProperty Watch: Thinking of building? A look at what sites are currently for sale around LaoisNext articleWalsh leads the way again as Ballylinan book quarter-final place Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point.last_img read more

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2019 Nissan Altima shakes up the segment with standard AWD

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. “When we look at how Altima is going to shake up the segment, all-wheel drive is a key element,” said José Muñoz, Nssan’s chief performance officer. “The lack of available all-wheel drive has also been a factor in buyers who prefer sedans switching to compact SUVs.”Nissan’s Intelligent AWD system uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels — 0:100 biased towards the front all the way to a symmetrical, 50:50 split front-to-rear — according to driving conditions and wheel slippage. Said AWD system even works in conjunction with the Altima’s brake-based limited-slip differential and Hill Start Assist to manage those nerve-wracking takeoffs on steep, slippery hills. It is also worth noting that Nissan Canada sees powering all four wheels as an important differentiator in this hotly contested segment, “Altima with all-wheel-drive” a major part of its communications strategy.The torque all those subsystems are managing comes from a revised 2.5-litre four that now boasts 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet, up from 179 HP and 177 lb.-ft. of torque, respectively, over the previous 2.5L engine. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 NIssan AltimaAndrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 NIssan AltimaAndrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 NIssan Altima draws a crowd at the 2018 New York Auto Show. See? Automakers still care about sedans.Andrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 NIssan AltimaAndrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 NIssan AltimaAndrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 NIssan AltimaAndrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 NIssan AltimaAndrew McCredie, Driving Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 NIssan AltimaAndrew McCredie, Driving RELATED TAGSAltimaNissanNew YorkNew York Auto ShowNews What is it? The all-new 2019 Altima is Nissan’s affirmation that the traditional family sedan segment is still vibrant.Why does it matter? The family sedan segment is shrinking, yet certain manufacturers — Toyota, Honda and now Nissan — are pouring huge resources into new products to invigorate what was once the dominant segment in passenger car sales.So, for 2019, Altima gets a more powerful engine, a host of semi-autonomous driver’s aids and, perhaps most importantly, all-wheel-drive across the entire model lineup in Canada. It is this last that Nissan sees stemming the onslaught of compact crossovers. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS “The development of the new 2.5-litre engine started with reviewing the basic specifications one by one. The result is an enhanced combination of high output and low fuel consumption versus the previous engine – with the bonus of improved NVH,” said Muñoz.It is worth noting that Americans will have access to a 2.0-litre variable compression inline-four turbo much like that powering Infiniti QX50. Unfortunately, since it is only available in front-wheel-drive guise, it will not be coming to Canada – at least not right now, says Nissan senior manager of product planning Bert Brooks. Nissan Canada is committed to offering AWD on all Altimas. All 2019 Altimas are also equipped with a standard Xtronic CVT transmission, which receives an expanded lock-up area for improved fuel efficiency.As for styling, the new Altima is much more aggressively styled than the previous version. According to Ken Lee, the fact that crossovers are now the mainstream is actually a good thing, Nissan’s global program design director saying it’s “now OK to make sedans with more personality.” So, the all-new Altima takes its inspiration from Nissan’s Vmotion 2.0 concept. Like the show car, the production Altima is lower, wider and longer than previous generations, and has shorter overhangs thanks to a 50-mm longer wheelbase. And, says Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president, global design, “through clever packaging, we were able to push the hood and cowl downward, which combined with larger 19-inch wheels, really help the vehicle’s stance.”Last but not least, Altima gets Nissan’s latest ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous technology. The foundation for Nissan’s future autonomous vehicles, ProPilot Assist helps drivers stay centered in the lane, navigate stop-and-go traffic, maintain a set vehicle speed and maintain a set distance to the vehicle ahead all with two simple buttons – essentially, just activate the system with one button, then activate the Intelligent Cruise Control system.When is it coming? Fall 2019 Trending in Canada Full coverage of the 2018 New York Auto Show Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 NIssan Altima Should you buy it? What’s not to like about a still-practical Altima with more power, all-wheel-drive, a bunch of high-tech safety system and aggressive styling. And don’t forget, much better fuel economy than a comparable SUV.RELATEDlast_img read more

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How to stay motivated with remote learning

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 3, 2020 Many of our class and study routines have been disrupted with the recent transition to remote learning. If you’re finding it challenging to stay motivated right now, you’re not alone. Here are some tips to help you get things done and succeed in your classes.Practice the study cycleThe “study cycle” is an effective strategy that can help you get back into (or start) a routine and be more efficient with your time. There are four steps to the cycle:Before class, preview the material you’ll be covering. Skim the chapter, pay attention to headings and bold words, review chapter summaries and prepare any questions you have.Attend your class—take notes and ask questions.Review your notes as soon as possible after class.Schedule time in your week to study the material again. Review your notes, handouts and any other readings.Repeat this process for each of your classes to ensure you are better prepared for finals.Set up a virtual study groupStudy groups can help you stay connected with classmates and improve academic performance. Set up a regular time to meet on a virtual meeting platform, like Zoom or Google Hangouts. Share resources and material with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and other Google suite tools. Take turns with members in your study group to create an outline or agenda before you meet to help each study session stay on track.Try the Pomodoro study techniqueTaking short breaks during study sessions can help you stay more focused and retain information better. Try the Pomodoro Technique to build short breaks into your study sessions:Choose a task to work on—maybe it’s reading a chapter, writing an outline or the first several pages for a paper or solving a set of problems.Put your phone away and eliminate as many distractions as possible.Set a timer for 25 minutes. Focus on the task until the timer goes off.Once the timer goes off, reset it for five minutes and do whatever you’d like during this time. Check your phone, get a snack, take a short walk—whatever gives your brain a break!Reset your timer for 25 minutes and repeat the process.Stay balancedTake care of yourself to stay balanced and keep your energy up. Aim to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, eat regular and balanced meals and make time for physical activity. Taking regular breaks when studying or working on projects is a great way to recharge and avoid burnout.Ask for helpIf you’re stuck on a problem or a concept discussed in class, ask for help. Ask a classmate or visit virtual office hours or help labs.Take advantage of other free virtual resources:ASAP Tutoring is available for first-year students and Bear Creek students. Sessions are now held via Zoom, through their app Penji. Economics offers a free “drop-in” tutoring lab online via Zoom. Check the updated tutoring schedule to check availability.The MARC (Mathematics Academic Resource Center) is offering tutoring via Zoom. Check the updated tutoring schedule.The Physics Help Room is shifting to remote sessions via Zoom. You can access the full schedule and corresponding Zoom links on their Resources and Help page under Physics Help Room.The Writing Center will be offering all sessions online. See instructions for signing up.CU Boulder Libraries will be available via chat, email and phone. Librarians will also be available to meet with students, staff and faculty through Zoom.Sometimes the hardest part of studying is just getting started. Schedule out time in your week to study, and do your best to get started right away. Having study routines and finding a quiet study spot at home can help you stay focused and motivated with your classes.Categories:AcademicsCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Courts Donates $4.5m in Scholarships

first_imgRelatedCourts Donates $4.5m in Scholarships RelatedCourts Donates $4.5m in Scholarships By DOUGLAS McINTOSH, JIS Reporter RelatedCourts Donates $4.5m in Scholarships Courts Donates $4.5m in Scholarships EducationAugust 22, 2011 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Forty-four students were awarded scholarships valued at over $4.5 million by Courts Jamaica Limited under its inaugural Customer Scholarship Programme, at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston on Friday August 19. The scholarships will assist the students in meeting tuition costs at the secondary, vocational and tertiary levels beginning September. The winners were children of “valued and loyal” customers of Courts’ 29 branches, islandwide.  Twenty-nine scholarships, each worth $100,000, went to students who passed this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Ten went to students who will pursue skills training at HEART Trust/NTA’s academies, valued at $50,000 each, and the other five went to students who plan to attend tertiary institutions, each worth $250,000. Courts’ Acting Managing Director, Dennis Harris, said that the programme will provide incentives to the company’s loyal customers. He suggested that the scholarships offered significantly higher returns than the customary prizes and “free gifts” the company gave out for academic excellence He also noted that the awardees were chosen from well over 100 applicants, and urged them to seize the opportunity to make themselves and their families proud. “We are investing in you and it is our hope that, through the provision of these scholarships, we will be adding value to your lives and providing you with an opportunity that will greatly impact your future,” he said. Minister of Education, Hon Andrew Holness, welcomed Courts’ decision to assist students in achieving their educational goals. “Indeed, we would want to encourage other corporate partners to participate in education, in any way they can. But, in particular, to give scholarships at the critical back-to-school period,” Mr. Holness said, while commending the recipients.last_img read more

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UTech Develops Software to Assist Deaf Students

first_imgRelatedTertiary Students to Benefit from Mo’Bay 10k Run Story HighlightsStudents at the Lister Mair Gilby School for the Deaf are benefiting from U-TOUCH, software which uses Jamaican sign language to teach English Language to deaf and hard of hearing students.The software was presented to the institution by the University of Technology (UTech).The software has the potential to be used to instruct another 35,000 students who are slow learners under the Alternative Secondary Transition Education Programme. RelatedPrincipal Calls for Discipline and Positive Values FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Students at the Lister Mair Gilby School for the Deaf are benefiting from U-TOUCH, software which uses Jamaican sign language to teach English Language to deaf and hard of hearing students.The software was presented to the institution by the University of Technology (UTech), during a ceremony held on the school compound, Hope Estate, Kingston, on February 26.Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, who witnessed the handing over, commended the University of Technology, in particular the leadership of the College of Business and Management (COBAM), for the ground-breaking research.“This is a sign that you are fulfilling your mandate to use knowledge of science and technology to innovate useful products that can improve the quality of life for the Jamaican population,” Rev. Thwaites said.He also lauded UTech for focusing its applied research on institutions and organisations in the surrounding community to positively impact the lives of people.Rev. Thwaites noted that the software has the potential to be used to instruct another 35,000 students who are slow learners under the Alternative Secondary Transition Education Programme.“That linkage will draw many others into the field of achievement. The Ministry of Education is anxious to facilitate the widespread training of Special Education and other teachers in the use of this methodology,” he said.Chair of the Lister Mair Gilby School for the Deaf, Mrs. Carole Fox, said the software will make a difference in the lives of the students at the institution.“We are grateful for the interest in our school and the community at large, and applaud the team (at UTech) for development of this software. We are hopeful that this is only the start of greater things to come in the field of deaf education from UTech and we are sure that the forging of this relationship will be able to help the deaf community a lot more,” Mrs. Fox added.Associate Professor and Dean of COBAM, Dr. Paul Golding, explained that the software will focus on assisting the deaf and hearing impaired students to understand prepositions, which in turn will enhance their reading and comprehension skills.“Prepositions are not part of the deaf language, so it was so important for us to have a clear understanding of the problem and understand the socio cultural issues surrounding it. So, the significance of the development of this software is far reaching. It goes beyond just Jamaica, because what we are looking at is a framework for development,” Dr. Golding said.For his part, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, expressed his appreciation to UTech, and noted that all disabled persons must be ready for the job world and should be gainfully employed.“They can only be effectively and gainfully employed by utilizing technology to the fullest,” Mr. Paulwell said.Based on the country’s population census, there are 12,000 deaf and hard of hearing persons and 63,000 mild hard of hearing persons. The software has the potential to assist all 75,000 to learn prepositions. Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (right), in discussion with President, University of Technology (UTech), Professor Errol Morrison, at the presentation of a software to assist deaf students learn the English Language, at the Lister Mair Gilby School for the Deaf, Hope Estate, Kingston, on February 26. At left is Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell.center_img Advertisements RelatedJamaicans Urged to Enroll in Accredited Tertiary Institutions UTech Develops Software to Assist Deaf Students EducationFebruary 27, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton UTech Develops Software to Assist Deaf StudentsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

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National Dialogue on Corporal Punishment

first_imgNational Dialogue on Corporal Punishment CultureMarch 9, 2015Written by: Elaine Hartman Reckord National Dialogue on Corporal PunishmentJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisements Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, says a national dialogue will have to take place before the country can make a decision on the issue of corporal punishment.Miss Hanna was addressing an Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Children, at the Ministry on March 6, which she convened to begin preliminary discussions on corporal punishment.“I could not take a decision on behalf of an entire country on what Jamaica is going to do without a national dialogue, before coming up with any concrete solutions as to the way forward,” the Minister told the meeting.She was making reference to a call from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for the Jamaican Government to pass a law to ban corporal punishment.Miss Hanna, who chaired the meeting, said that studies have been done on corporal punishment by other countries; however, she noted that it is important “to look at how our population (think).”“So, what Switzerland does, what Dubai does is sometimes very different as to how we operate as a culture,” she said.Discussions also focused on issues pertaining to the Child Diversion Policy and the safety and protection of children.During the meeting, Professor of Child Health and Child Development and Behaviour, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, Maureen Samms-Vaughan, presented findings of a research done on corporal punishment.Among those attending the meeting were: Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency, Rosalee Gage-Grey; Children’s Advocate of Jamaica, Diahann Gordon Harrison; Registrar of the Office of the Children’s Registry, Greig Smith as well as representatives from the Ministry of Justice and National Security. Photo: Mark BellMinister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna (at head table) and members of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Children, discuss issues pertaining to corporal punishment at a meeting held on March 6 at the Youth Ministry’s head office, in Kingston. RelatedUS$50,000 Playground Installed at Glenhope Nurserycenter_img Story HighlightsMinister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, says a national dialogue will have to take place before the country can make a decision on the issue of corporal punishment.Miss Hanna was addressing an Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Children, at the Ministry on March 6, which she convened to begin preliminary discussions on corporal punishment.Miss Hanna, who chaired the meeting, said that studies have been done on corporal punishment by other countries; however, she noted that it is important “to look at how our population (think).” RelatedNew Children’s Advisory Panel Urged to Continue Advocacy FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedMinister Hanna Condemns Brutal Attack on St Thomas Teenlast_img read more

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2014 U.S. Open facts and figures

first_imgPINEHURST, N.C. — Facts and figures for the 114th U.S. Open golf championship:  Dates: June 12-15. Site: Pinehurst No. 2. The course: This is considered the masterpiece of Donald Ross, who completed Pinehurst No. 2 in 1907 and continued to refine it until his death in 1948. It has hosted the U.S. Open in 1999 and 2005. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw renovated No. 2 three years ago by restoring the native sandy areas that were prevalent in the 1930s and 1940s, meaning this U.S. Open effectively will have no rough. Instead, players will face lies in sandy areas covered with loose vegetation and wire brush plants. Length: 7,562 yards Par: 36-34-70 Cut: Top 60 and ties after 36 holes. Playoff (if necessary): 18 holes on June 16. Field: 156 players Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2013). Defending champion: Justin Rose. Last year: Rose won his first major championship, closing with an even-par 70 at Merion for a two-shot victory over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. He became the first Englishman in 43 years to win the U.S. Open, finishing at 1-over 281. Mickelson had the 54-hole lead and reclaimed the lead by holing out for eagle on the 10th hole. But he made bogey twice with a wedge in his hand and closed with a 74. It was his sixth runner-up finish in the U.S. Open. Last time at Pinehurst No. 2: Michael Campbell of New Zealand closed with a 1-under 69 for a two-shot victory over Tiger Woods. He finished at even-par 280 and became the first Kiwi since Bob Charles in the 1963 British Open to win a major. Woods missed an 8-foot birdie attempt on the 16th hole and three-putted from 25 feet on the 17th hole to fall back. It was only the second time he finished runner-up in a major. U.S. Open champions at Pinehurst No. 2: Payne Stewart (1999), Michael Campbell (2005). Let’s play two: The U.S. Women’s Open will be held the following week on Pinehurst No. 2, the first time the men’s and women’s Opens have been contested in consecutive weeks on the same golf course. Noteworthy: Gary Player is the only one to complete the career Grand Slam at the U.S. Open. Quoteworthy: ”Someone could put you in the perfect place off every tee and it’s still the hardest course you’ve ever played.” – Geoff Ogilvy on Pinehurst No. 2. Key statistic: Tiger Woods won 30 percent of the majors he played through the 2008 U.S. Open. Since then, he has not played in 25 percent of the majors due to injury. Woods is recovering from back surgery and is not playing the U.S. Open. Television (all times EDT): Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ESPN. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., NBC Sports; 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., ESPN2; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., ESPN. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ESPN. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., NBC Sports. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., ESPN. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports.last_img read more

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Five Donegal settlements on Revenue’s latest Tax defaulters list

first_img Twitter Facebook The full list can be accessed at https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/press-office/list-of-defaulters/index.aspx Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – December 6, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Five people from County Donegal appear on the latest tax defaulters list to be published by Revenue.The list covers settlements agreed between July and September 2017, with €474,272 being paid in Donegal.The largest of those was €305,579, which was paid by Sean McDonagh of The Railway Tavern, Old Station, Fahan. Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Five Donegal settlements on Revenue’s latest Tax defaulters list Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleReopening of short stay ward at LUH raised in Dail againNext articleLYIT win in Maynooth News Highland Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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