World’s first baby born with novel three-parent embryo technique

first_imgIn the LabWorld’s first baby born with novel three-parent embryo technique APStock FDA urged to approve ‘three-parent embryos,’ a new frontier in reproduction By Andrew Joseph Sept. 27, 2016 Reprints Tags fertilityreproductive medicine NewslettersSign up for The Readout Your daily guide to what’s happening in biotech. Related: But newer approaches transfer the nucleus — the “yolk” in our analogy — instead, which is more promising for actually curing mitochondrial diseases.In the case of this infant, scientists replaced the nucleus of a donor egg cell with the nucleus taken from the mother’s egg cell. The resulting egg has the nucleus of the child-to-be’s mother — and thus the vast majority of her DNA — but the healthy mitochondrial DNA from the donor. Then scientists fertilize the egg with sperm from the father, and are able to implant the resulting embryo into the mother’s womb if it is clear it is developing normally.In this case, the boy was delivered after a full nine-month pregnancy, the New Scientist reported. About 1 percent of the boy’s mitochondria includes the faulty genes for the syndrome, which scientists believe should not cause problems unless they replicate faster than his healthy mitochondria, according to the report.The United Kingdom has approved another technique for the creation of “three-parent” embryos. And in the United States, an expert panel in February recommended that the government allow clinical trials for such a technique that could eliminate many inherited mitochondrial diseases.Federal regulators have said they are reviewing the idea, but that laws that prohibit the creation of embryos for research purposes have pushed back when they can fully consider applications. A researcher in Oregon who has bred “three-parent” monkeys and says they are healthy has previously asked the Food and Drug Administration to use the technique in humans.Dr. John Zhang, who led the scientific team, told New Scientist that the boy was born in Mexico because “there are no rules” there. Privacy Policy About the Author Reprintscenter_img Mitochondria are organelles that help power cells. They contain a tiny bit of DNA — 37 genes — that is passed down from mothers to their children.Other children have been born via so-called mitochondrial donation, a broad class of treatments that aim to replace eggs’ diseased mitochondria with healthy ones. (Some of those children, however, developed genetic problems.) Those embryos were created by injecting healthy cytoplasm — think of it like the white of a chicken’s egg — into the recipient egg.advertisement Andrew Joseph Please enter a valid email address. A boy born in April with three genetic parents is the first infant born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from two women and one man, New Scientist reported Tuesday. The technique offers promise to help children avoid often-fatal genetic diseases passed down by their mothers, but has raised thorny ethical questions and is not allowed in the United States.The boy was born in Mexico to Jordanian parents who tapped researchers from the New Hope Fertility Center in New York to help them conceive a healthy child, according to New Scientist.The boy’s mother has genes for a condition called Leigh syndrome, a neurological condition that killed her two prior children, according to the report. But because those genes are carried in her cells’ mitochondria, the scientists were able to swap in healthy mitochondrial DNA from another woman, and now the boy appears to be healthy at 5 months old.advertisement General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. @DrewQJoseph Leave this field empty if you’re human: [email protected] last_img read more

Man accused of trying to sell meth, pills near Glades County church

first_imgAdvertisement 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 Man sentenced to life in prison for Glades County murder for hire case May 21, 2021 Two taken to hospital after Glades County plane crash May 3, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Glades County GLADES COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested at a home in Moore Haven for selling drugs, the Glades County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday. After an extensive investigation, Roytone Smikle, 26, is accused of trafficking in oxycodone and methamphetamines. He is also accused of possessing oxycodone and marijuana with intent to sell 1,000 feet from a place of worship. Smikle was arrested after the Glades County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions conducted a search warrant.He will be held without bond until his first appearance hearing, according to deputies. Glades County man arrested for April golf cart hit and run crash June 3, 2021center_img Moorehaven man seriously injured in Glades County rollover crash May 10, 2021 Advertisement 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 RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

WATCH: Laois woman in Australia speaks about nurses wanting to return home but feeling as though they can’t

first_img Community As nurses and midwives went on their first scheduled 24 hour strike yesterday, Laois nurse Sinéad Keane spoke on Ireland AM about Irish nurses wanting to come home but feeling as if they would be giving up on their good careers in Australia.She spoke about nurses wanting to come home, but hesitant to as they feel it would mean returning to lower pay, worse conditions and fewer job opportunities.The Heath is woman certainly making a remarkable career for herself, including winning the ‘Young Professional’ award in the 2017 Irish Australian Business Awards People’s Choice.Sinéad was speaking via Skype on the national breakfast show when she expressed her concerns:“A lot of Irish nurses do want to return home. I guess they do feel trapped because it’s that thing that you weigh up – what do you sacrifice? Here there’s job security and certainty for your career. To move back to Ireland you kind get the feeling that you’re giving all that up.“We want to come home and work as well if we had the opportunity and if the conditions were right.”Sinéad spoke about her family and feeling guilty as she is feels is she is putting her career before them.“My parents are getting older and I have siblings and nieces and nephews and they’re all getting older and you miss a lot of milestones. It is hard and it doesn’t particularly get any easier.“You do feel like you’re choosing career over family to a certain extent and then there’s all the feelings that comes with that. You feel a bit selfish and everything else. It just puts you in a position that you do almost feel a little bit dropped.“My family are very supportive of me, they know that I have a great career over here and that means an awful lot and their support is fantastic and it does make it easier to be here.It is a choice but it would be nice if I felt like there were more options for me.”Pay was just one of the issues Sinéad spoke about, as she spoke what she feels is the need for better conditions, nurse to patient ratios and staffing levels.“Pay certainly is one of the big draws but it’s even the conditions. If we’re well-resourced, if there’s enough staff on the floor. If we look at nurses to patient ratios, if we look at technology, the hospitals – all of those things they all buy in.“From all reports that are coming through, everyone seems really stretched on their shift. You hear about nurses having to stay back over their shift and i just don’t think they have the opportunity or the time to spend with their patients that they need and that comes down to staffing levels.“So yeah it is quite scary because at the end of the day we’re responsible to take care of people.“All of those things they all buy in. If we can reduced waiting lists, if we can get around to care for our patients in a way that we feel they deserve.”She emphasized how she feels nurses should be, ‘paid in a manner that reflects what we face every day’.“You know there’s all these things like carer’s fatigue and burnout within the profession and it’s a huge deal. If there was some support for that and if people recognised that it is a really tough job, and we deserve to be paid in a manner that reflects what we face every day going in to work. I think that would go a long way.”Sinéad made the move over to Sydney in 2008. What started out as a long trip away eventually turned into her settling in Down Under.“Well it was after I finished college and it was the typical backpacker thing of, ‘Oh I’ll travel for a year and a couple of brothers and my sister had already traveled over to Sydney so it was one of those things that was one my bucket list from a very young age.The impact of the recession on Ireland’s economy was a driving factor for Sinéad to stay in Australia, like so many other young Irish people.“At the time when I came over here in 2008, things started to crash at home. Pay for nurses was being reduced due to increased taxes, and at the time I was brand new over here and finding my feet and having such a good time.“So there wasn’t much to bring me home at that time from a career point of view. And then as the next few years passed I felt like I didn’t really have the option to go home because there weren’t jobs and I was hearing of all these reports of nurses who were qualifying and they couldn’t get jobs at home in Ireland.“By then I was in full-time employment here in Sydney, at a very good hospital, and I could see the progression my career could take if I stayed.“So I felt like it would have been silly of me, at that time, to give up my job and my life here to move back to Ireland.So how does the treat of nurses in Australia compare to nurses in Ireland?“The pay is certainly better. The conditions are generally just, you’re very well supported and there’s resources. You’ve so many resources.That’s everything from the technology that’s available just to the support from your nursing managers and from the public. There’s really good public support for nurses here and you feel very valued.“From that point of view that really does impact on your day-to-day working life over here.“There’s also nursing ratios so in the public system it’s one nurse to four patients. In the private system it’s one nurse to six patients. That’s a huge difference, you really feel like you get quality time with your patients and that you get to spend the time with them to give them the care that they need to get better.“There are an awful lot of Irish nurses over here and when you come here and you work somewhere where you’re very well paid and you’re very treated, you don’t feel like you want to give that up,” Sinéad concluded.You can view her entire interview on Ireland AM below:SEE ALSO – Shock and sadness in Laois community as Parish Priest killed in tragic accident RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: Laois woman in Australia speaks about nurses wanting to return home but feeling as though they can’t TAGSIMNOnurses strike Twitter Home News Community WATCH: Laois woman in Australia speaks about nurses wanting to return home… NewsCommunity Facebook Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Council Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 31st January 2019 WhatsApp Community WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleOur guide to what’s on during the first weekend of SpringNext articleMountrath CS lose out in South-Leinster final in horrific conditions Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. 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Shin Ramen Popular in Kaesong Jangmadang

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest NewsEconomy Shin Ramen Popular in Kaesong Jangmadang North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News By Kim Yong Hun – 2011.07.15 11:58pm center_img News Shin Ramen (a brand of instant noodles), Choco-pies and coffee mix, the snacks offered to Kaesong Industrial Complex workers, leak out and are now very popular in the jangmadang in Kaesong, according to sources. The news was revealed by a South Korea government official and a staff member from an enterprise in the Kaesong Complex on the 15th.North Korean workers often ask their employers for Shin Ramen uncooked and packed so that they can sell it in the jangmadang to augment their wages, according to the Ministry of Unification. One staff member from a company stationed in the Kaesong Industrial Complex explained, “The time when the North Korean workers are given Shin Ramen, Choco-pies and coffee mix is the time they look forward to the most.” “I am aware that North Korean workers take the several ramen given to them at snack times or when doing evening overtime back into North Korea,” he added. “They sell the ramen they take for roughly the same price as a kilo of rice. But it is not just Shin Ramen; Choco-pies are very popular with the North Korean workers, and they also use Shin Ramen soup as a seasoning at home.”Kaesong Industrial Complex companies are known to get assistance from domestic companies, so pay less than market price for the Shin Ramen and other snacks that they offer to workers. The company staff member said he saw the situation in a positive light, explaining,, “There have been almost no inter-Korean exchanges of late, so in this situation the Shin Ramen and Choco-pies and other things offered by enterprises provide a link between the North Korean people and South Korea. If the workers take the Korean-made products and sell them in the jangmadang then not just the workers but also the North Korean people get to know about South Korea.”Unfortunately, meanwhile, although workers in the Kaesong Industrial Complex receive a wage of approximately $100/month, they are not free to keep it. 30% is taken by the North Korean authorities in the form of a ‘Socialist Culture Policy Tax’, and other costs are extracted as well. Therefore, the take-home pay is around $30/month, although even this is not paid in cash but in the form of an exchange coupon. A Ministry of Unification explained one part of that system, saying, “Most of the money and other things that come from the South go to the central North Korean authorities, but a proportion goes to Kaesong city authorities. That money which goes to Kaesong City is meant to be for the purpose of buying rice for distribution to the local people.”There are now approximately 46,000 North Korean workers in the Kaesong Complex, and complex operations are, as such, a $4.6 million monthly subsidy for the North Korean authorities.Despite the measures put in place by the South Korean government following last year’s Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island incidents, the number of workers earning money in Kaesong has continued to expand. According to the Ministry of Unification, at the end of February there were 46,420 workers, an 11% increase on one year previously. Earnings have also risen significantly in the same period. SHARE AvatarKim Yong Hun Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Kim Jong Un keeps powerful cadre members in check

first_img Kim Jong Un keeps powerful cadre members in check AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE By Daily NK – 2017.02.11 12:47am South Korea’s Ministry of Unification recently announced that the head of North Korea’s State Security Department Kim Won Hong has been dismissed from his post. He was reportedly demoted from the rank of a four-star general to a one-star one following an investigation by the Organization and Guidance Department. It was also noted that a number of high-ranking officials in his department have been executed as part of the fallout.“The official position of the North Korean regime is that the demotion of Kim Won Hong was due to corruption and abuse of power, along with human rights violations such as torture perpetrated by the State Security Department (SSD) during interrogations. Kim Jong Un appears to be blaming Kim Won Hong for a reign of terror and poor economic achievements, while strengthening his own appearance as a people-loving leader,” a Ministry of Unification spokesperson noted. SSD previously wielded uncontested powerNorth Korea’s SSD is responsible for protecting the Kim Jong Un regime and regularly arrests suspected spies and others perceived as a threat to the dictatorship. The security body has held a position of uncontested power since Kim Jong Un became leader and carried out purges of high-ranking officials. The downfall of Kim Jong Un’s uncle Jang Sung Taek greatly strengthened the SSD’s authority, and the organization has been identified by outside observers as responsible for human rights violations including the torture of ordinary citizens. It has also become common practice for its agents to demand money from people in exchange for leniency – for often falsified allegations.However, the purge of Kim Won Hong is seen as a broad punishment of the entire SSD itself. While the SSD has indeed abused its powers continuously, it is highly unlikely that Kim Jong Un has not been aware of this.A powerhouse can be a political threatThe primary aim of the purge therefore seems to be a curtailing of the SSD’s power. An element common to all regimes is that dictators are more likely to be overthrown by their close allies than by ordinary citizens, so any influential body is seen as a political threat.This was emphasized by Thae Yong Ho, North Korea’s former deputy ambassador to London, who quipped, “One will burn if they get too close to the sun.” As there can only be one leader in the North Korean regime, the best advice for individual cadres is to obey orders and maintain a safe distance from positions of influence.Limits of fearpolitikThe Ministry of Unification predicts that the purge of Kim Won Hong will deepen feelings of anxiety amongst cadres and lead to a further weakening of control and regime insecurity. However, it is also likely that in the immediate aftermath of Kim Won Hong’s fall, cadres will be more fearful of acting against the will of the regime.Observers note that the continuous purging of influential individuals has inherent limitations, as cadres are more likely to contemplate new strategies to ensure their own safety. *Views expressed in Guest Columns do not necessarily reflect those of Daily NK. Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinioncenter_img Facebook Twitter Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

Great-West Lifeco Irish unit buys health insurer

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Sun Life Financial buying Pinnacle Care International Related news Manulife Canada CEO sees Apple and Netflix as competitors as insurance evolves “As Ireland’s leading provider of life insurance, pensions and investments, Irish Life will further grow its business by now providing market leading health insurance solutions,” says Paul Mahon, president and CEO of Great-West Lifeco, through a statement released Wednesday. “This transaction demonstrates our commitment to Ireland, and to our ongoing growth and expansion there.” The combined businesses will provide a broad selection of health care insurance products to a customer base of more than 400,000 clients. Irish Life’s new venture will also benefit from access to global expertise as part of Great-West Lifeco’s group of companies, notes Mahon. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016. Financing for the acquisitions will be provided internally and terms of the deals will not be disclosed. Dublin-based Irish Life Group Ltd., a subsidiary of Winnipeg-based Great-West Lifeco Inc., will acquire Dublin-based Aviva Health Insurance Ireland Ltd. and increase its ownership of Dublin-based GloHealth Financial Services Ltd. to 100% from 49%. Once the acquisition is completed, Aviva and GloHealth will be combined into one company. center_img Keywords Life insurance industryCompanies Great-West Lifeco Inc. Tessie Sanci Manulife, Sun Life report modest impact from Hong Kong turmoil Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

IIROC to adopt new disciplinary tools

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is going ahead with plans for a couple of new disciplinary tools, which include a standard fine for minor violations that won’t impact a rep’s public record, and a new discount for settling cases early.In an IIROC notice published April 25, the self-regulatory organization sets out rule proposals that would introduce two new alternatives to its existing disciplinary process. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Related news The new tools, if approved, would “provide more flexibility in the way individuals and firms are disciplined for breaking IIROC’s rules,” IIROC says in a release.The proposals include a new procedure for imposing fines against individual reps for “minor violations” that don’t involve harm to investors.The minor contravention program, “would provide a more efficient means to resolve cases that cannot be adequately addressed by way of a cautionary letter but do not warrant formal disciplinary proceeding,” the IIROC notice states.Under this program, reps that admit to contraventions would be fined $5,000. However, reps would remain anonymous, and their admission would not form part of their disciplinary record. IIROC would publish a quarterly report detailing these cases, without identifying the reps involved.IIROC also proposes to introduce a new early resolution offers process for settling certain kinds of cases quickly; this would provide dealers and reps a 30% discount on proposed sanctions for resolving their case without undergoing a full hearing. This new procedure would be introduced by a policy statement, rather than a rule change.“This approach would allow IIROC to address wrongdoing more quickly by reducing the time required to complete a case. It would also encourage firms to take corrective action and compensate clients,” IIROC says.The proposals are now out for comment until July 24. Last year, IIROC launched a consultation on possible disciplinary alternatives. It also canvassed investors on the issue through a combination of focus groups and an online survey of more than 1,000 investors.The SRO reports that it heard there’s “strong support” for the proposed new tools among investors, although they recommended increasing the fine for minor violations from IIROC’s original proposal.Initially, IIROC proposed that individuals be fined $2,500 for minor violations, and that firms face a $5,000 fine.However, the industry SRO is now proposing that the program would only be available to individuals; the fine for reps has been doubled; and, these cases would need to be approved by a one-person hearing panel.During the consultation, investor advocates also expressed concerns about the fact that minor violations would not be made public; and, industry trade groups indicated, among other things, a concern that the new tools could lead to increased enforcement action, possibly prompting additional legal action too.“These changes would provide alternatives to IIROC’s formal disciplinary hearing panel process, allowing hearings to focus on matters that are more serious or harmful to investors – ultimately making IIROC’s discipline more timely and proportionate to the offenses,” said Elsa Renzella, senior vice-president, registration and enforcement, at IIROC, in a statement.“We expect these programs would contribute to enhanced efficiencies while providing fair, effective and timely enforcement that protects investors from coast to coast,” she added. Tools - Businessman with touchscreen convisum/123RF Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator James Langton Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Qualcomm strikes Huawei patent deal

first_img earningsHuaweipatent licensingQualcomm FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Related Previous ArticleIndosat revenue climbs on strong ARPU gainsNext ArticleChunghwa sets 5G targets, revenue drops Home Qualcomm strikes Huawei patent deal Author Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Qualcomm put a long-running patent row with Huawei behind it, signing a settlement and long-term licensing deal with the Chinese vendor, as it posted mixed numbers for its fiscal Q3 (30 March to 28 June).During an earnings call, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said the Huawei contract means Qualcomm is “now entering a period where we have multi-year licensing agreements with every major handset OEM”.CFO Akash Palkhiwala said Qualcomm expects to begin receiving royalty revenue from Huawei in the current quarter, including $1.8 billion from a settlement covering back payments from H2 in calendar year 2019.Qualcomm’s previous licensing deal with Huawei expired in June 2019.Inclusive of the Huawei payments, the company forecast revenue of $7.3 billion to $8.1 billion for the current quarter, despite an expected 15 per cent year-on-year drop in handset shipments due to impacts from Covid-19 (coronavirus) and a delay to an unspecified “global 5G flagship phone launch”.The comment appeared to confirm previous reports Apple planned to put off production of new iPhone models expected to be launched later this year.MetricsIn Qualcomm’s fiscal Q3, profit fell from $2.1 billion to $845 million, with revenue of $4.9 billion down from $9.6 billion.However, excluding the impact of a $4.7 billion licensing payment from Apple in fiscal Q3 2019, revenue was flat. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backcenter_img Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Diana Goovaerts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 30 JUL 2020 Tags Español last_img read more

Cut Line: ANGC praise, new Tour Champ format

first_imgThis week’s post-Masters edition applauds Augusta National officials for a proactive break from tradition, Ernie Els’ preemptive team building for this year’s Presidents Cup and the PGA Tour’s peculiar compromise for world ranking points at the Tour Championship. Made Cut Prudence prevails. At Augusta National traditions mean everything. From arguably the largest group of people disconnected from the rest of the world via the club’s no cell phone policy, to the ceremonial first tee shots by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, the Masters is defined by tradition. But on Sunday, officials drastically broke from convention for all the right reasons. With a thunderstorm approaching and the possibility of a Monday finish looming, officials sent threesomes off the first and 10th tees for the final round for the first time in tournament history.  The result was one of the most memorable finishes in Masters history thanks in large part to Tiger Woods. Those traditions are what makes the Masters so special, but it’s decisions like Sunday’s finish that makes the tournament the standard in major championship golf. Golf Central Highlights: Tiger (70) closes out fifth Masters title BY Golf Channel Digital  — April 14, 2019 at 2:25 PM Tiger Woods entered the final round of the Masters just two shots off the lead, and thanks to a final-round 70, he walked off Augusta National’s 18th hole with his 15th major title – and first in 11 years. International endeavor. Next week’s field for the Zurich Classic won’t be official until Friday afternoon, but a glance at the run down reveals an intriguing trend that’s no accident. The two-man team event in New Orleans will feature 14 groups with ties to the International Presidents Cup team, including Jason Day playing with Adam Scott and Branden Grace teamed with fellow South African Justin Harding. In fact, six of the top 10 players on the International points list are in next week’s field and paired with a potential partner for this year’s matches in December, just as captain Ernie Els designed it. “We needed to take this opportunity and try some stuff,” Els told this week. “We couldn’t do all of them because some of the guys were already paired with other partners. We got a nice couple of groupings going. We’re just trying a couple different options. We’ve already started that process. Even in practice rounds, we’re getting guys playing together and allowing them to get to know each other.” Els, who is also playing next week’s event with one of his assistant captains Trevor Immelman, may not be able to stem the U.S. victory tide at Royal Melbourne, but if he does come up short it won’t be from a lack of trying. Tweet of the week: There were many who took to social media to recognize the greatest comeback of our generation on Sunday but McIlroy’s was noteworthy because of what a green jacket would mean to the Northern Irishman. Even in the grips of ultimate disappointment it was impossible not to appreciate the moment. Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF) Finding the point. The new strokes-based format for this year’s Tour Championship will likely take some time for fans and players to embrace, but the World Golf Ranking has finally gotten on board. Well, sort of. The World Ranking board approved a proposal that will award ranking points based on where players would have finished without the new staggered start, which will feature the FedExCup points leader beginning the week at 10 under par followed by the player second on the list at 8 under all the way to No. 30. Had the new format been used last year at East Lake, Woods, who won the event, would have finished second, three strokes behind Justin Rose. This secondary leaderboard will be kept but not published, and World Ranking points will be based on where players would have finished in a normal stroke-play event. The problem with this compromise is that the “one tournament, one leaderboard, one trophy” concept that has been touted by the PGA Tour will now come with a World Ranking asterisk. Schedule snag. This week’s RBC Heritage has arguably its best field ever thanks in large part to RBC’s savvy move of signing a handful of top players (ambassadors) to sponsorship deals, but not every tournament has that luxury. Those who can’t or won’t sway players with sponsorship deals are left to attract fields the old fashioned way and this year’s condensed schedule, which was particularly crowded in the run up to the Masters, proved to be a difficult market. Numerous tournament directors who gathered last week at Augusta National lamented the new reality, with one tournament organizer observing, “something is going to have to give and it’s not getting any easier.” The new schedule was all part of a larger makeover for the Tour to escape football’s long shadow in the fall, which will make the game stronger in the long term. But that notion doesn’t make things any easier for events impacted in the short term. Missed Cut Fifth element. Changes at Augusta National are normally subtle and often go unnoticed, but last week there was one makeover that drew plenty of attention. The fifth hole was lengthened by 40 yards for this year’s Masters, transforming what was already a difficult stop on the outward loop into the week’s most demanding test. No. 5 was the toughest hole last week with a 4.336 stroke average, bumping the 11th hole, which has traditionally been the hardest hole during the tournament, to second, with a 4.247 stroke average. The hole was particularly hard on Woods, who bogeyed it all four days, and when asked his thoughts on the fifth hole Bubba Watson only offered a sheepish grin, “it’s a golf hole.” In golf, even major championship golf, we’ve learned that longer and harder isn’t always better. Augusta National’s fifth hole is certainly longer and harder, but it remains to be seen if it’s better.last_img read more

Emmick stars as Penfield girls advance to Class AA final

first_imgEmmick stars as Penfield girls advance to Class AA final added by Paul Cifonelli on March 10, 2021View all posts by Paul Cifonelli →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Follow on Facebook Share on Facebook Add to Google+ Print This Post Connect on Linked in Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. By Paul Cifonelli on March 10, 2021No Comment center_img Penfield’s Haley Emmick (20) goes to the basket for two of her 22 points. Gates-Chili’s Terah Echols defends on the play. (Photo: SUE KANE)By PAUL CIFONELLIHaley Emmick carried No. 3 Penfield’s (11-3) offense at different points throughout the game and played lock-down defense to help the Patriots beat No. 2 Gates-Chili (10-4) 60-52 in the Class AA semifinals.Emmick got Penfield going early on offense, scoring 13 of her team’s first 16 points. She finished with a game-best 22 points, but only seven of it came in the second half. Penfield coach Mark Vogt knew that Emmick, the Patriots’ leading scorer at 10.9 points per game, would come through when the team needed her the most.“Big time players play big in the biggest games,” Vogt said. “I’ve been around 27 years and you don’t win the big games if your best player doesn’t have a very good game. She’s just consistent. She’s been that way for four years.”VIEW MORE SUE KANE PHOTOS HERE. On defense, Emmick held Oakland University commit Miriam Ibezim to eight points, with six of those points coming in the final frame. Ibezim averaged 21.9 points entering the contest and was slowed down due to Penfield jamming up the lane.“Haley is our leader and our best defensive player,” Vogt said. “Whether it’s a point guard or a post, we put her on the best player. What we wanted to do, because Ibezim is so tough, is really pack it in and on every catch we were running two down, so we were tripling down. She did a nice job of getting the ball out, but sometimes we forced her into a quicker shot.”Penfield won the game in the fourth quarter by outscoring Gates-Chili 25-15 in the last eight minutes. This scoring outburst included a 14-for-18 showing from the free throw line, with Emma Blumenstock going 6-for-8 with a made triple.“We’re good foul shooters,” Vogt said. “Emma Blumenstock is a tremendous floor general and at the end of the game she wants the ball and she’s going to knock them down.”Before the final free throws were made, it was a back-and-forth affair consisting of 13 lead lead changes and 10 ties. Both teams held slim leads throughout, with nobody taking a lead larger than eight in the first three quarters. Subscribe by Email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Emmick’s 22 points represented the only Penfield player in double figures, but Blumenstock and Elisa Faklaris backed her up with nine points apiece. Eva Elliot netted eight points and Kennedy Cone scored seven. Grace Alexander (3) and Jackie Funk (2) rounded out Penfield’s scoring.Paris Anthony led Gates-Chili with 15 points, but she played limited minutes in the second half due to foul trouble then fouled out with her team down 54-48 with 1:26 left in the game. Terah Echols added 14 points for the Spartans, including eight in the team’s 20-point second quarter. Maylee Kerns scored nine points, all in the first half, Ibezim had eight and Emily McManus contributed six second-half points.Penfield advances to face No. 1 Bishop Kearney on Friday at 7 p.m. This is a rematch of last year’s sectional final, which the Kings won 54-44. Despite this, Vogt knows this is a new year, and one in which the team’s haven’t matched up before.“They’re a different team and we’re a different team,” Vogt said. “We expect their best and they’re going to get our best.” Emmick stars as Penfield girls advance to Class AA final last_img read more