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Here’s what happened today at Ukip’s party conference

first_img Here’s what happened today at Ukip’s party conference Friday 25 September 2015 7:02 am Conference season is well underway and today the UK Independence Party’s kicked off. Here’s what happened:Katie Hopkins, the Daily Mail columnist, had this to say about the House of Lords: Nigel Farage signed what looked like a rather younger looking tattoo of himself:Nigel Farage is autographing the arm of a UKIP supporter who had Nigel Farage tattooed on her arm. THIS IS HAPPENING.— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) September 25, 2015A man bought his lucky wife a new necklace: whatsapp whatsapp James Nickerson Share Show Comments ▼last_img

I have brain cancer. Drug companies and med schools should be compensating me for my expertise

first_imgLeave this field empty if you’re human: The services that e-patients provide to fellow members of their communities and the hours of volunteer time they donate to nonprofit and advocacy organizations are free and heartfelt gifts of time and expertise. In my community, we describe those affected by brain tumors to be the closest family of support that we never wanted to join. The reward I receive for giving my time is that my experience stands to benefit others. When I place a call to an elected official to advocate for more research funding or respond to an email from a person with glioblastoma, it isn’t difficult to distinguish that investment of time from the time I spend preparing and delivering a lecture to an auditorium of clinicians.People living with disease, especially chronic or advanced illnesses, and those who have survived it are often more adept at navigating the complicated health care landscape than medical school faculty members. Patients can also offer sophisticated critiques of care delivery that improve clinical practice. That’s why I believe medical schools and teaching hospitals be more aggressive about incorporating the experiences of those receiving care. This perspective should be an integral part of medical education, and patient educators should be compensated for providing it.By providing insights that improve the design of clinical trials and enhance patient experiences, expert patients can help drug and device companies with their bottom lines. This work should not be seen as nice-to-have volunteer work. Instead, it should be compensated, just as these companies pay physicians and researchers for their time and expertise.This won’t happen unless patients fully realize the value of the services they provide, and band together to nudge teaching institutions and companies to acknowledge the same thing. Patients currently use moderated Twitter chats, Facebook groups, podcasts, and blogs as avenues of support for asking questions and seeking advice about treatments, side effects, and clinical trials. These connectivity platforms can also be leveraged to better organize the patient community, share best practices for acting as patient educators or consulting with industry, preparing resumes, craft talking points for how to respond when asked to teach or speak, and set speaker’s fees and consulting rates. Privacy Policy About the Author Reprints Expert patients are often invited to share their expertise with patient groups, medical schools, and pharmaceutical or device companies. Adobe Dear Sen. McCain: Here’s what I’ve learned from living with glioblastoma The author recovering from surgery in May 2016. Courtesy Adam Haydenwill be in contact with every day, as well as experience communicating with people who are sick or dying. Medical school often detaches physicians-in-training from their own physicality in order to differentiate physicianhood from patienthood.Learning from e-patients can close this gap. We know what communication strategies are effective for giving bad or terrible news. We know how to be in the presence of suffering. We have wrestled with prognoses alongside loved ones. We have submitted for prior authorization, paid out of pocket, and spent hours on hold with insurance providers. We’ve also developed vast technical knowledge about the treatment and management of our diseases.The value proposition is straightforward: Medical schools offer physicians-in-training a glimpse of what disease looks like. Patients provide a full view, along with insight into how disease feels. Medical schools need to close the knowledge and experience gaps, but currently do a poor job incorporating patients into medical education.Educating drug and device companies. Drug and device companies seek out e-patients to elicit informed perspectives from people who use their therapies. Patients are the end users, and they evaluate drugs and devices by their effects on quality of life, which is difficult to measure in laboratory settings or clinical trials.Companies sometimes reimburse e-patients for allowing their profiles to be published in marketing efforts as a way to demonstrate real-world use, for speaking at industry conferences, or for taking part in focus groups. But these honoraria often fall short of industry standards because few patients receive training on either the true value of their perspectives or on how to set speaking and consulting fees. What’s more, this compensation often carries noncompete clauses and disclosure statements that preclude further opportunities for patients to be reimbursed for their time and experience.That needs to change. Related: Tom Marsilje, a relentless advocate for cancer patients, dies at 45 Please enter a valid email address. Educating patients. When I was diagnosed with glioblastoma, I knew nothing about the disease. I quickly learned from others with brain cancer. Fortunately, I’m now able to “pay this forward,” having become an active and trusted advocate in the brain tumor community. I now regularly receive and respond to requests from people newly diagnosed with glioblastoma or their care partners. They seek information about treatments, about side effects and strategies to mitigate them, and more. They look to connect with someone who has “been there” and to hear a word of encouragement. I find education and encouragement walk hand-in-hand. Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. [email protected] Educating physicians. Medical students spend an immense amount of time cultivating deep technical knowledge of physiology, pathology, pharmacology, molecular biology, anatomy, and more before selecting a specialized discipline and dedicating several additional years immersed in that domain. Missing from this educational experience is the perspective of the people theyadvertisement Tags advocacycancerfinancepatients Thanks to a surprising and devastating diagnosis, I know more than most physicians about what it’s like to live with the brain cancer known as glioblastoma, everything from self-titrating my anti-epileptic medications to making sure the right ICD-10 code appears on my MRI referrals. As much as I’d rather not have this expertise, I’ve learned that it is extremely valuable for medical students, physicians, people with brain cancer, pharmaceutical companies, and others. I’ve also learned that it is undervalued.Since I was diagnosed 20 months ago with glioblastoma — a disease I share with Sen. John McCain and about 18,000 other Americans — I’ve tried to learn all I can about the disease, its treatment, and how best to live with it. In doing that, I’ve become an expert patient, what some call an e-patient, following in the footsteps of pioneering e-Patient Dave.I and other e-patients have a lot to offer in at least three separate areas:advertisement By Adam Hayden Feb. 27, 2018 Reprints Related: @adamhayden First OpinionI have brain cancer. Drug companies and med schools should be compensating me for my expertise Adam Hayden Don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting that volunteer work be eliminated in favor of compensated work. Nonprofit organizations thrive because of the time given by their volunteers. Donor dollars go further when engaged volunteers supplement administrative costs and staff.But medical education and industry should recognize patient contributions through fair compensation, commensurate with the work performed. If a patient delivers a service that a professional might otherwise provide, the patient is entitled to similar compensation.Expert patients offer value when it comes to medical education or the development of medical devices and drugs. It’s time for them to get the compensation they deserve for improving the health care experience for everyone.Adam Hayden lives with his family in Indianapolis. He blogs about living with brain cancer on Glioblastology, frequently lectures at medical schools, is an advocate for and member of the patient advisory committee for the National Brain Tumor Society, and serves on the executive board for OurBrainBank, a patient-driven platform to help people with glioblastoma better manage their diseases.last_img read more

I used to work on Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug. Is the company spinning bad data?

first_img About the Author Reprints Tags dementiapharmaceuticalsresearch When I learned last week that Biogen had completed a retrospective analysis of the aducanumab data — the same data that seven months earlier the company had said justified stopping work on the drug — I thought of my father, my friend, George Scangos, and people around the globe with Alzheimer’s, ALS, and other diseases for which there are no cures.I hope that Biogen made a mistake in its futility analysis back in March. But if it didn’t, and this is another example of the American public watching big pharma trying to spin bad data, then I can’t help but wonder if Biogen, and perhaps the industry, has lost its way.Ted Whitford is a veteran of the biotech industry who now privately invests in the health care market. Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images That day, George Scangos, who was the CEO of Biogen at the time, called an all-company meeting just after lunch. He asked that everyone stop what they were doing and come to the auditorium to talk about dexpramipexole. An Alzheimer’s patient on what was lost when Biogen shut down its trial, and what may be gained again Ted Whitford @teddybiogame I worked on and around aducanumab, an experimental treatment for Alzheimer’s, for years during my time at Biogen. I thought it was going to work. I wanted it to work — my father had died of Alzheimer’s disease. It was awful watching his mind disintegrate over the course of a decade, which made me even more hopeful for a positive outcome for aducanumab.I had also worked on dexpramipexole, a molecule that Biogen and Knopp Biosciences were testing as a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. I wanted it to work, too, since one of my close friends had ALS. He was taking part in the trial for the drug, which made me even more hopeful for a positive outcome.But dexpramipexole didn’t work any better than the placebo it was being tested against. I cried the day I found out. I remember sitting in a bathroom stall in Biogen’s building in Weston, Mass., with tears dropping onto my gray business casual trousers, crushed by the knowledge that my friend wouldn’t be helped, nor would countless others.advertisementcenter_img He said the results made him profoundly sad, but made it clear that Biogen would do no fishing for false signals in subtypes or subgroups that, in the picked-over carcass of the dataset, may have appeared to have responded to the drug.He said it was important to have the integrity to admit failure when failure was clear and how it was our responsibility to respect patients and their families by not giving them false hope. He then shared his resolution that Biogen would not stop fighting ALS and the company would focus its capital, time, and effort on the next generation of therapies.Biogen’s stock got hammered, dropping more than 8% that day. Yet I’d never been more proud than I was that day to work for George and for Biogen, having seen for years companies hem and haw at negative results and claim that if you squint and look sideways that the molecule really did work, hoping that investors would have mercy on the stock price — and in the process ignoring the responsibility to be honest and forthcoming to patients and their families. George wasn’t a natural public speaker, and at times it showed. On that day, though, he walked to the podium without a discernible shred of discomfort. He stood calmly in front of the company, investors, and the media and, with a presence I had never before seen, told the crowd in no uncertain terms that dexpramipexole did not work and would not be a treatment for ALS.advertisement 7 burning questions now that Biogen has resurrected its ‘failed’ Alzheimer’s drug Related: First OpinionI used to work on Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug. Is the company spinning bad data? Related: By Ted Whitford Oct. 28, 2019 Reprintslast_img read more

Supernovae And Their History Is Topic Of CU Astronomy Show

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 23, 2000 One of the most violent phenomena in astronomy – supernovae – will be the topic of a live astronomy show at CU-Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium on Friday, Nov. 3, and Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. University of Colorado at Boulder astronomy Professor Richard McCray will delve into the subject of supernovae, looking at everything from ancient Chinese inscriptions to current observations of these rare stars and how new observations are used to measure the expansion of the universe. During a supernova explosion, a star’s brightness can suddenly increase by more than a million times. The spectacular explosions have been studied since the dawn of written history, according to McCray. Chinese inscriptions on tortoise shells and bones dating back to 1500 B.C. describe events in the sky that may be supernovae, he said.”I will also talk about why supernovae explode and how we have learned that,” McCray said. The planets of the solar system are made mostly of elements produced by a supernova explosion, he said. “Today, the study of supernovae is one of the most active fields of astronomical research,” McCray said. “We observe hundreds each year, with telescopes on the ground and in space, and we have learned and are still learning a great deal about how they explode and the consequences of their explosions.” McCray became interested in supernovae in the 1960s as a graduate student and learned the basic ideas then, he said. Then in 1987, the brightest supernova in nearly 400 years was discovered. “I immediately began to try to interpret this event, and it has remained the primary focus of my research program ever since,” he said. Tickets go on sale at 7 p.m. the night of the show and are $4 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. For more information contact Fiske Planetarium at (303) 492-5001 or visit the Web site at read more

Ron Rubin Makes Contribution to Sonoma State’s Wine Spectator Learning Center

first_imgFacebook TAGSfeaturedRubin Family of WinesSonoma State University AdvertisementRon Rubin, of The Rubin Family of Wines, is honored to have committed a gift to the Wine Spectator Learning Center, the future home of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University.  The generous gift, one of the largest gifts in the campaign, will be used to build the Ron Rubin Student Commons, a place for students to meet and collaborate between classes and for guests to explore and learn about the Wine Business Institute.Joining the Wine Business Institute’s Board of Directors in 2012, Rubin has played an integral role in guiding the Institute towards meeting one of its primary goals, i.e., producing highly educated and competent leaders for the wine industry.  Rubin explained, “The Sonoma State Wine Business Institute and my vision are one-and-the-same: to be the number one university in the world for wine business education and research.  This Learning Center is essential for creating the wine industry’s future leaders.”  The Rubin Family of Wines currently employs two such leaders: Winemaker Joe Freeman is a graduate of the Institute’s Wine Entrepreneurship program, and Operations Manager Lori Knapp is a current student in the Executive Wine MBA program.According to Ray Johnson, Director of the Wine Business Institute, plans for the new Wine Spectator Learning Center have been influenced by the Institute’s mission to provide, transformational learning experiences for its students and the wine industry.  “The Ron Rubin Student Commons will be a modern and inspiring space for students, faculty and the wine industry.  It will encompass a wine entrepreneurship laboratory, an outdoor study terrace and a student hub with a multi-media experience that connects students around the world to those studying on campus” he added.Construction on the new Wine Spectator Learning Center is expected to begin in 2016 and the doors will be open for classes in early 2017.  For more information about the Wine Spectator Learning Center or for information about making a contribution please contact Jessica Pozzi, [email protected] or 707-664-3347.About The Rubin Family of WinesThe Rubin Family of Wines is located in Green Valley of Russian River Valley, a sub-appellation of Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, The Rubin Family of Wines is committed to producing exceptional wines. Our wines are sourced from both estate-owned and local family-owned vineyards to bring you a beautiful experience that expresses the unique character of the varietals, vineyards and people behind the wines.  Learn more at rubinfamilyofwines.comAbout Sonoma State University’s Wine Business InstituteSonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute is located in the heart of California wine country and was created through a public-private partnership between the University and the wine industry. It offers a B.S. with a concentration in wine business strategies (since 1998), an MBA with an emphasis in wine business (since 2008), and an executive MBA in wine business (since 2012).  In addition, seminars and an online Certificate in Wine Business Management prepare students and industry professionalson topics such as accounting and finance, wine sales and marketing. Its faculty members are published experts, active researchers, and requested presenters on pressing industry topics locally and around the world. The Wine Business Institute operates within Sonoma State’s School of Business and Economics, a fully accredited AACSB institution. Learn more at Previous articleVinotemp Provides Custom Wine Storage to on Trend Las Vegas Restaurant Andiron Steak & SeaNext articleImproving the Odds of Making Sales Press Release Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Ron Rubin Makes Contribution to Sonoma State’s Wine Spectator Learning CenterIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessRon Rubin Makes Contribution to Sonoma State’s Wine Spectator Learning CenterBy Press Release – July 15, 2015 58 0 Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Email Sharelast_img read more

St. Ann Celebrates Marcus Garvey

first_imgRelatedSt. Ann Celebrates Marcus Garvey FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The life and work of National Hero the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey, was on Friday (August 17), given special recognition in the parish of his birth, St. Ann.Scores of persons representing civic groups, the Rastafarian community, academia, the political directorate, along with a number of children, turned out at the St. Ann’s Bay Parish Library, just a few kilometres from Garvey’s childhood home, to pay glowing tribute to the National Hero on the 125th anniversary of his birth.Custos of St. Ann, the Hon. Radcliffe Walters, described Garvey as a leading intellectual who must be taken seriously.“The man whose memory we celebrate is undoubtedly an international icon whose study of philosophy ranks among the world’s top philosophers of the last 2000 years according to scholars. People of St. Ann, be proud of the fact that your parish. Our parish gave birth to such a man, and let us use what appears to be adverse for him, to make us stronger,” the Custos said.Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, commended the musicians and Rastafarians for keeping Garvey’s work alive over the years. He also applauded the move to have the teachings of Garveyism in the new Civics Programme in schools beginning September.“While we celebrate the work of a giant, I say to the teachers in the institutions that will be presiding over this civics programme, this is a far-reaching decision taken in education that will go down to the greatest glory of our people. Knowing the importance of governance, and being a people with confidence, and a people who, despite the odds, have done well as a small island developing state,” the Dr. Ferguson told his audience.For Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay, Councillor Desmond Gilmore, Marcus Garvey was the most “influential” person of African descent that has ever lived.“Because of his (Garvey’s) teaching, his philosophy, Nelson Mandela could be emboldened to stand against apartheid in South Africa, Malcolm X could become the greatest Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther-King could dream. Barack Obama could say ‘yes we can’, and he did (win the US presidential election). This man had influence on all these persons,” the Mayor said.Opposition Spokesperson on Education, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, also endorsed the ‘Teachings of Garveyism in schools’. Mrs. Dalrymple-Philbert said Garvey, “sparkled the energy of hundred of thousands with the dream of redemption of his Negro brothers and sisters of African descent.“Marcus Garvey’s dream is unfolding by the achievements of black people in all spheres of life, in research and science, in education, in politics, in business -everywhere the achievements of our people continue to grow. I agree that the time has come after 50 years of Independence that we should teach our children about the people who helped to pave the way for the opportunities and freedoms that we now enjoy.”In the meantime, Member of Parliament for North East St. Ann, Shahine Robinson, used the occasion to urge young people to work hard for their success. She noted that Garvey’s message is “relevant to our message of transformation, to the Vision 2030. It is relevant to our youth who must understand that they must clothe themselves in success.”Meanwhile, Member of Parliament for North West St. Ann, Dr. Dayton Campbell, encouraged persons to adhere to the principles of Garvey. “If Garvey is to rest in peace, then we as a people must adhere to certain principles. We must adhere to that principle of integrity. We must adhere to that principle of equality to ensure that everyone has their space in this country. We must adhere to nationhood to ensure that at all times the nation of Jamaica is placed at the forefront of our development and not the interest of a few. We must adhere to consultative governance.” RelatedSt. Ann Celebrates Marcus Garvey RelatedSt. Ann Celebrates Marcus Garveycenter_img Story HighlightsThe life and work of National Hero the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey, was on Friday (August 17), given special recognition in the parish of his birth, St. Ann.Scores of persons representing civic groups, the Rastafarian community, academia, the political directorate, along with a number of children, turned out at the St. Ann’s Bay Parish Library, just a few kilometres from Garvey’s childhood home, to pay glowing tribute to the National Hero on the 125th anniversary of his birth.Custos of St. Ann, the Hon. Radcliffe Walters, described Garvey as a leading intellectual who must be taken seriously. St. Ann Celebrates Marcus Garvey CultureAugust 20, 2012 Advertisementslast_img read more

Grand theft auto caught on Pico

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeGrand theft auto caught on Pico Apr. 18, 2017 at 6:40 amCrimeGrand theft auto caught on Picoeditor4 years agoCrime Watchdaily press crime watchsanta monica crime watchSanta Monica Police Departmentsmdpsmpd On April 2, at about 8:43 p.m.While patrolling the area of 700 block of Pico Blvd. an officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound with an equipment violation. The officer conducted a traffic stop and as the officer approached the vehicle, he was advised by Dispatch that the vehicle was reported stolen out of LAPD earlier in the day. Additional officers responded to assist. The suspect/driver complied with all commands and was taken into custody without incident. Ocasis Ku, 23, from Los Angeles, was arrested for grand theft auto. Bail was set at $ 20,000. Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Tags :Crime Watchdaily press crime watchsanta monica crime watchSanta Monica Police Departmentsmdpsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentNew Medicare help for people with chronic illnessTransportation TuesdayYou Might Also LikeCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoFeaturedNewsAfter local teen’s death, parents protest Snapchat’s inaction against drug dealersClara Harter7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

Six month wait for looting report

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorSix month wait for looting report Sep. 11, 2020 at 6:00 amBad BehaviorCrimeFeaturedNewsSix month wait for looting reporteditor9 months agolooting reportPhoto by Matthew Hall. Santa Monica residents will not see a report on the May 31 looting this year, let alone before this year’s election.Any company hired to complete an after action report will have about six months to complete the work with the option to extend that timeline if necessary according to recently posted documents.“The selected firm will be asked to complete its independent after action report and evaluation on an expedited timeline with the goal of having a final written report and evaluation within 180 days,” said a request for proposal (RFP) posted this week. “The selected firm may, however, extend this time frame if it determines that additional time is necessary for it to complete a thorough independent report and evaluation. The selected firm will be required to provide bi-weekly updates regarding progress on the gathering of information and the preparation of the report and evaluation.”On May 31 large groups of criminals flooded Santa Monica following a peaceful protest for racial justice. While significant looting occurred in the Downtown area, SMPD deployed officers to confront ongoing protests including the use of tear gas and rubber bullets. Eventually, National Guard troops were called in to restore order.“A number of Santa Monica’s residents have criticized the preparation for and handling of the protest, looting, and violence that occurred on May 31, 2020 by the Santa Monica Police Department (“SMPD”),” said the RFP. “That criticism has extended to the City Council, Interim City Manager, and SMPD Chief. That criticism has also extended to statements made by various City representatives to the media and the community on May 31 and subsequently to actions taken by the City in the days following May 31.”Santa Monicans were initially promised two reports about the incident. The first would be an after-action report listing the timeline and facts. The second would provide analysis of the facts. City officials said publicly that the first report would be finished in August of this year but the police department said it was unable to prepare the document and handle regular police work. In response, council has authorized staff to hire a third party company to combine both reports into a single document.“The firm selected will be provided with initial materials gathered by the SMPD and other City Departments, including in particular the Fire Department and Emergency Operations Center. Additional materials gathered by the SMPD and other City Departments will be provided on an ongoing basis,” said the RFP.The selected firm will be responsible for independent conclusions and recommendations.“The firm selected will also be responsible for developing and implementing procedures to provide community members and local businesses an opportunity to provide documents and information and their views regarding the City’s response,” said the RFP.Companies interested in the project have until Sept. 24 to apply for the work.Tags :looting reportshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentHollywood’s inclusion problems still run deep, study findsSanta Monica’s firefighters help combat raging wildland blazesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Monday Scramble: Plenty of drama at FedEx finale

first_imgThe storylines are plentiful at the Tour Championship, In Gee Chun marches into the history books, Beef becomes a PGA Tour member and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble. There will be a lot more on the line this week at East Lake than a FedEx Cup trophy and $10 million. First, Dustin Johnson will have a chance to settle the Player of the Year debate with a win and/or the FedEx Cup title. Johnson appears to have the edge over world No. 1 Jason Day with a U.S. Open win, a WGC title at Firestone and a playoff win at the BMW. Plus, Johnson leads the Tour with 14 top-10s and the lowest scoring average. Day, however, could tilt the argument toward his side with a win at the Tour Championship. He has three titles of his own, including a wire-to-wire win at The Players. And then there will be plenty of drama after the FedEx Cup champion is crowned. Davis Love III will announce his final pick on NBC during halftime of Sunday Night Football. World No. 7 Bubba Watson is (probably) the favorite, but Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger and Ryan Moore all have strong cases to make the U.S. team. From a muddy picture, we’ll finally find some clarity Sunday night. 1. In Gee Chun took the phrase “winning in style” to a whole new level Sunday at the Evian. First, she won her second major title by four strokes, joining fellow countrywoman Se Ri Pak as the only players to make their first two LPGA wins majors. Second, Chun finished 21 under par, breaking the record for the lowest 72-hole total in a men’s or woman’s major championship. She beat the women’s record by two strokes and topped Day (2015 PGA) and Henrik Stenson (2016 Open Championship) by one stroke. Chun also continued the streak of South Korean women winning at least one major title to an impressive six years. South Koreans have also won 11 of the last 22 majors, and Inbee Park has a gold medal, too. 2. Chun can not only rest easy with a new trophy to add to her collection, but Sunday also allows her to completely move on from a bizarre incident earlier this season. In March, Ha Na Jang’s father lost control of his luggage on an escalator at the Singapore airport and his suitcase struck Chun. She admitted Sunday the incident had more of an impact on her than she initially let on. Chun missed a month with injuries to her back and pelvis, and the media attention the incident brought on Jang and Chun caused them both a lot of stress. “It was an inner struggle,” Chun said Sunday. “I just had to keep it quiet inside, but I had to go through all those hard times, not being able to mention anything about my injury and my hurt and pain.” 3. For the second weekend in a row, an emerging star earned a PGA Tour card. Last week, Bryson DeChambeau won the first Tour Finals event in a playoff over Andres Gonzales. And on Sunday, Andrew “Beef” Johnston finished fourth to earn his card for the 2016-17 season. Johnston has become one of the breakout stars of the year after he said he was planning on getting “hammered” after winning the Spanish Open. He did. And then he tied for eighth at the Open. Beef has earned scores of fans along the way. And now along with DeChambeau and Gonzales (half man, half amazing), PGA Tour fans will have three new players to root for next year who not only have colorful personalities, but also plenty of game. 4. Maybe it’s a perfect storm of fun personalities, but the Finals has been surprisingly entertaining this year. Like a lot of golf fans, I do miss the old Q-School, but there is no doubt the four-event series is a better product for TV. It may not be as intense as Q-School, but there is something on the line every weekend at a event, and that wasn’t always used to be the case. 5. European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke had to love what he saw at the Italian Open. Masters champion Danny Willett finished second and pushed winner Francesco Molinari the whole way. Outside a third-place finish at the BMW PGA, Willett hasn’t been in contention much since his win at Augusta. But a T-12 at the European Masters and a runner-up in Italy has Willett trending in the right direction ahead of Hazeltine. 6. Molinari’s win likely won’t be remembered as one of the better finishes of 2016, but it should be. There is always something compelling about watching someone try to win their national open. And with Willett applying the pressure, Molinari nearly folded. But he hit a spectacular recovery shot on 18, punching an iron around a tree and splitting two bunkers to reach the green in regulation. Molinari’s reaction after he holed the winning putt said it all about how much this victory meant. 7. Day’s health will once again be under the microscope this week. He withdrew during the final round of the BMW as a precautionary measure after experiencing back pain. He also dealt with back pain at the WGC Match Play, when he was able to play through it and win. But this is certainly a troubling sign for a guy who is only 28 years old. Day doesn’t go half-speed on any shot, and it appears those violent swings are already catching up. 8. Something that should ease the pain is the new contract Day reportedly signed with Nike. Day will continue to use TaylorMade equipment, but he will be wearing a Nike swoosh. Nike announced last month is was getting out of the equipment business, but it would still focus on making apparel. By signing Day, Nike is making a statement that while it may not be designing drivers, it will still have a big presence in the game. 9. It’s time to do something I rarely do – disagree with Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus repeated his opinion this week that we’re making too big a deal about the Ryder Cup, and we should focus more on the spirit of the event and not who wins and loses. Maybe the Golden Bear was right. Maybe the task force was overkill (OK, it was), but I think the teams have struck the right balance between fierce competition and sportsmanship. Yes, there will likely be some prickly moments between the teams next week, but by the end of the night there will also likely be some glorious social media posts after the two sides get together to celebrate another great Ryder Cup. 10. While Watson, Thomas, Berger and Moore are just a few of the names Love has to choose from Sunday night, don’t rule out Jim Furyk. Mr. 58 and the U.S. vice-captain was practicing over the weekend with the American squad at Hazeltine, according to Golf Channel Insider Tim Rosaforte. Love told Furyk not to put his clubs away after he failed to qualify for the last two playoff events, so he’s definitely still a contender for the final spot. But on a team with only one rookie, it seems logical Love would look to inject some youth on the U.S. team. Golf’s version of Bigfoot was spotted not once but twice last week … Yes, it’s Anthony Kim! The three-time Tour winner showed up Monday at a charity event in Plano, Texas, for former pro basketball player Nancy Lieberman and was seen again on Friday at an event for his alma mater, Oklahoma. Kim has been battling injuries and recovering from surgeries for the better part of four years. In an interview last year, he didn’t rule out a potential return to the PGA Tour. So here’s hoping this isn’t the last we’ll see of the former Ryder Cup star. This week’s award winners …  Best Way to Start Your Round: Jamie McLeary resumed his second round at the Italian Open on Saturday morning at the par-3 10th, and it only took one swing for him to have a very nice day. McLeary made a hole-in-one and won a brand new Mercedes. It just so happens his daughter has been asking for a convertible. Boom, done. You’re Joking, Right? When asked how he would celebrate securing his PGA Tour card, Johnston smiled and said he might have “a few sodas.” He could only keep a semi-straight face for so long before saying, “Nah, there’s going to be a few beers, man!” Trash-Talking Advice From FLOTUS: Steph Curry admitted he lost a match to President Barack Obama, and the NBA star said the Commander-in-Chief’s trash talking got under his skin. Fortunately, Curry got some advice on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” from First Lady Michelle Obama, who was co-hosting during Curry’s appearance. The key, she said, was to go after the president’s ears by saying, “the shadow from your ears is really messing up my putt.” No, Beef, Don’t Do It!last_img read more

McGuinness forgot deathbed meeting with Fr James Chesney in Donegal

first_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Adverts Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook By News Highland – September 9, 2010 Google+ Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Previous articlePasser-by removes pipe-bomb from garden and places it in a nearby field in StrabaneNext articleBloody Sunday families split on whether soldiers should be prosecuted News Highland WhatsApp inn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has said he forgot a deathbed conversation he had with the priest suspected of being involved in the 1972 Claudy bombing.Mr McGuinness told the BBC in 2002 he had never met Fr James Chesney, but yesterday he revealed they had met.The Deputy First Minister said there was no suspicion about Fr Chesney in 2002 and only recalled the meeting in recent years when further allegations emerged.Mary Hamilton, who suffered shrapnel injuries in the terrorist attack, said says shes finds it hard to believe that Martin McGuinness would forget his meeting with Fr Chesney:[podcast][/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal McGuinness forgot deathbed meeting with Fr James Chesney in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more