SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Through rain squalls of rain and wind gusts, Brooke Henderson and Mirim Lee maintained their composure and patience even as the weather deteriorated. Henderson and Lee withstood the wild conditions Friday to share the lead at 2 under halfway through the KMPG Women’s PGA Championship, the second major of the year on the LPGA Tour. Playing in the afternoon, Henderson and Lee fought through a mix of heavy rain, wind and a significant drop in the temperature at Sahalee Country Club. After six straight pars, Henderson birdied the par-3 17th, but the 18-year-old Canadian bogeyed the 18th for a 2-over 73 that dropped her back into a tie with Lee. ”Definitely growing up, springtime, fall-time weather was very similar to this,” said Henderson, ranked fourth in the world. ”Definitely it gives me a little bit of advantage. But I like to think I’m a good player in all conditions. Maybe it runs in my favor a little bit.” Lee started on the back nine and surged when she got to the front, making three birdies before dropping a shot late and finishing with a 69. Lee had two top-10 finishes this year, but missed the cut at the ANA Inspiration, the first major. KPMG Women’s PGA Championship: Articles, photos and videos And sitting just one shot behind the leaders was top-ranked Lydia Ko, who scrambled to a 70 in her bid to win three straight majors. Ko was in a group with Gerina Piller (69) and Brittany Lincicome (70), with only five players under par after two rounds. ”It was really tough out there,” Ko said. ”I don’t know how many putts I had on the back nine, but the putter definitely saved me.” The real winner the first two days was Sahalee. Cut between the towering pine and cedar trees the course was unrelenting in its difficulty. Only two holes played under par on Friday – the par-4 third and the par-5 11th. For the first two days there have been only 22 rounds under par and seven in the 60s. The course is playing nearly 4 1/2 shots over par. ”It has some teeth,” Piller said. ”I think we had every element out here.” Piller birdied two of her final three holes to become the first player to finish 36 holes under par, including a long birdie on the 18th. It was just the seventh birdie on the long, uphill par 4. ”I’m putting great, so I know if I can just get around the hole I have a chance to make par or birdie or save some shots there,” Piller said. Lexi Thompson tried to get back into contention with three birdies in four holes to finish the front nine, but gave it all away with three straight bogeys to start the back side. She finished at 7 over along with Stacy Lewis (76), both barely making the cut and staying around for the weekend. Heading home is three-time defending champion Inbee Park. A day after wrapping up an LPGA Hall of Fame spot, the South Korean star shot an 79 on Friday to drop to 9 over. ”Today’s round was going all right on the front nine. I felt like I was holding on pretty good. On the back nine I just couldn’t get a rhythm with the swing and I missed a lot of shots to the right, what I have been doing in the last month or so,” Park said. Park has been dealing with inflammation in the tendons and ligaments around her left thumb. She shot a 72 on Thursday, the round she needed to complete the 10-year requirement for the LPGA Hall of Fame. At 27, she became the youngest player to accomplish the feat. Park said she will reconsider taking an extended break to let the thumb heal, one that could bring the Olympics into question. ”I think now having tried three, four times with the injury, playing with the injury I kind of have to rethink and regroup,” Park said. ”I might need some time to really get better and be back with the confidence. I’m just going to have to sit down with my team and discuss it.” Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, the winner of her last three tournaments, was 3 over after a 75. Michelle Wie missed the cut, shooting 78-80.
Delivery of the world’s largest double-decker biogas-fuelled bus fleet has been completed with Nottingham City Transport having now received all 53 84-passenger-capacity vehicles provided by Scania and Alexander Dennis Limited (LDL).One of Nottingham City Transport’s new biogas-fuelled buses (Pic courtesy of Scania (Great Britain) LtdThe 11.5m long vehicles, each based on Scania’s 280bhp N 280 UD4x2 chassis and equipped with ADL’s Enviro400CBG City body, are now operating daily services on a number of routes in and around Nottingham.Each bus has a minimum range of 250 miles on a single fill and offers reductions of carbon dioxide emissions by up to 84% and low emissions of nitrous oxides and particulate matter to help improve air quality.“The successful introduction of the fleet backed by an installation of an in-house gas refuelling station, is redefining sustainability and demonstrating a new and exciting model of bus operation,” says Martin West, New Bus and Coach Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited.“Not only does this fleet deliver the green credentials of biogas, it also provides a premium, passenger-centric specification,” says Richard Matthews, ADL’s UK Sales Director.
RELATED: Full race results | Kyle Larson wins at DoverDOVER, Del. – Somewhere out there, there’s a 19-year-old still accepting a weekly allowance from his parents.At Dover International Speedway on Saturday, 19-year-old William Byron raced his way to a $100,000 bonus.The JR Motorsports driver’s sixth-place finish in the OneMain Financial 200 at the Monster Mile propelled him to the fourth and final XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash prize, earning himself a cool hundred grand in the process. Thankfully, Byron has a good head on his shoulders and has no immediate plans to visit the Dover Downs casino located on site, but instead joked it could buy “a good education.”“I don’t know (what my plans are for the money),” Byron said following the race. “It’s definitely a good thing for our race team. Good run for us; we needed that. Just really proud of all the guys on the JRM team and hopefully this is something we can keep building on.”Byron was the highest-qualifying Dash 4 Cash driver in the final stage, topping a final group of qualifiers that included teammate and points leader Elliott Sadler along with Darrell Wallace Jr. and Brennan Poole.RELATED: XFINITY Series standings | Byron’s career statsThe young driver set the Camping World Truck Series on fire in 2016, turning heads on his way to a series-record seven wins in 23 races by a rookie. While still winless this year, his XFINITY Series career got off to a stellar start through the season’s first six races with an average finish of 7.67.Things have stalled a bit since, with the next four seeing a pair of finishes 30th or worse and zero top 10s. He’s hoping Saturday’s finish and earning the Dash 4 Cash prize — which he deemed “for sure the highlight” of his XFINITY career thus far — are signs that his team is starting to put things together to perform.“To see the execution in the race and get there at the end … I know we got off cycle there and didn’t necessarily get the finish we wanted, but we were still able to charge up through there on new tires and that was exciting. It was fun to race with Elliott and Justin (Allgaier) and everyone that was battling for it,” Byron said.JRM won three of four Dash 4 Cash prizes, with Allgaier taking Phoenix and Richmond, sandwiched by Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric taking Bristol.“For JRM, I think it just shows the strength of our team to execute. I think we keep building and keep getting more speed. We’re executing really well in the race and our teammates are as well. That’s helping everyone get these Dash 4 Cashes and we’ll just keep building on that.”
The Gateway propertyThe next hurdle for the Mission Gateway plan will come later this month when the city council considers a preliminary site plan recently passed by the Mission Planning Commission.The latest proposal is similar to one that was approved by the council in January, but adds 74 market rate apartments above the 155,000 square foot Walmart store that anchors the east end of the development.Mayor Steve Schowengerdt broke a 4-4 council tie to approve the last plan which also had retail, a hotel, apartments and a potential office building. But since that vote, a city election brought three new members to the city council, which has the potential to change the outcome. The plan will come to the council at its Aug. 17 meeting.If the preliminary site plan gets council approval on Aug. 17, the city council has tentatively scheduled work sessions on Aug. 24 and Aug. 31. Those work sessions would be dedicated to other aspects of the Gateway plan such as the development agreement and any public participation in financing. Both would require council approval.Previous Gateway development proposals have included requests for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Community Improvement Districts (CID) that would collect increases in property tax and additional sales tax at the site to offset construction costs. The council already has held one work session to brief council members on the public financing intricacies.
Study identifies H7N9 mutations that could ease spread among humansResearchers looking for mutations that might make H7N9 avian influenza more easily transmissible among people identified three amino acid changes that would make the virus more likely to bind to human airway receptors. A team of researchers from the United States, including those from The Scripps Research Institute, and the Netherlands reported its findings today in PLoS Pathogens.The scientists focused on mutations that could occur in the H7 hemagglutinin (HA) protein, which allows the virus to latch onto host cells. They didn’t test the mutations in H7N9 viruses, because of gain-of-function rules and concerns. Rather, they used molecular modeling and knowledge of the HA structure to flag mutations that have the capacity to make the virus more specific to human, rather than avian, airway receptors. Then they produced an HA with different combinations of the mutations in an experimental cell line (not H7N9) and tested how strongly they bound to human and avian receptors.The team found that mutations in three amino acids bound more strongly to human receptors, signaling a specificity switch from bird to human types. In another experiment, they found that the H7 mutants also attached to cells from human tracheal tissue.The researchers concluded that understanding the mutations that might allow the virus to spread more easily in humans is a useful tool for surveillance in poultry and humans, as their identification may serve as an early warning.Jun 15 PLoS Pathog study Spanish study finds no reduced flu vaccine effect in consecutive seasonsAs opposed to results of recent studies from Canada, findings of a study from Spain published yesterday indicated that getting immunized against influenza does not lower the protective effect of flu vaccine in the subsequent season.Writing in PLoS One, investigators noted that their test-negative case-control study included data on patients 9 years old and older from the 2010-11 flu season through the 2015-16 season. It included 1,206 cases of 2009 H1N1 flu, 1,358 H3N2 cases, and 1,079 influenza B cases.They found a flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) across the seasons of 53% for H1N1 for persons vaccinated in the current season only, compared with a 50% VE for those vaccinated in both the current and previous seasons. For H3N2, VE rates were 17% and 3%, respectively, and for flu B 57% and 56%, respectively.The authors conclude, “Our results suggested no interference between the previous and current influenza vaccines against A(H1N1)pdm09 and B viruses, but a possible negative interference against A(H3N2) virus.”Jun 14 PLoS One study Feb 10 CIDRAP News story “Studies shed light on effects of serial flu shots, current vaccine’s benefits” Apr 5, 2016, CIDRAP News story “Prior-year vaccination cut flu vaccine effects in 2014-15” DRC, Belgium, Nigeria report more avian flu outbreaksThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) yesterday reported 11 more highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu outbreaks, all in village ducks and chickens in Ituri province, according to a report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).The location of the latest outbreaks is the same area in the DRC’s northeastern corner where H5N8 was initially reported in late May, which signaled the DRC’s first outbreaks involving the subtype. Over the past few months H5N8 has turned up in a handful of African nations.The new events had start dates ranging from May 17 to Jun 3. The virus killed 6,927 of 17,272 susceptible birds, and the survivors were slated for culling.In other H5N8 developments, Belgium reported three more outbreaks in wild birds, officials said today in an OIE notification. The events began from Jun 13 to Jun 15, affecting locations in Luxembourg, Hainaut, and West Flanders provinces. The virus killed 45 of 101 susceptible birds, and the rest were destroyed as part of the response measures.The outbreaks follow a Jun 2 report of an outbreak involving a family of birds that includes pheasants and quail.Elsewhere, Nigeria reported one new H5N1 outbreak in backyard poultry, according to a report today from the OIE. The event began on May 15 in Adamawa state in the east, killing 50 of 200 layers. Jun 14 OIE report on H5N8 in the DRC Jun 15 OIE report on H5N8 in Belgium Jun 15 OIE report on H5N1 in Nigeria
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Manchester United have called off their match in Indonesia after bomb blasts hit the hotel they were due to stay in.The squad arrived in Kuala Lumpur ahead of Saturday’s clash against a Malaysia XI and were set to face an Indonesia All Star side on Monday.At least nine people were killed and 48 injured in the attacks in Jakarta.The Premier League champions are also lined up for two friendlies in South Korea and China on their tour of the Far East ahead of the new season.A United statement said: “Following the explosions in Jakarta – one of which was at the hotel the team were due to stay in – and based on advice received, the directors have informed the Indonesian FA that the club cannot fulfill the fixture in Jakarta on the 2009 Asia tour.”Monday’s match in Jakarta had been a 100,000 sell-out, with the club due to stay in the city’s Ritz-Carlton for four nights. “We are working on a revised itinerary outside Indonesia with the promoters and we will make a further announcement when these decisions have been made,” the statement added.“We are deeply disappointed at not being able to visit Indonesia and thank the Indonesian FA and our fans for their support. Our thoughts go to all those affected by the blasts.”New signing Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs were among a 22-man squad that flew out from Manchester to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.After arriving in the Malaysian capital, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: “It’s a bit of a shock for all of us. We just got news of this when we landed.“I have never been to Indonesia before and I know the Indonesian FA have worked very hard on this. “There was no other solution as we had to safeguard our players. So it’s the correct decision.”United chief executive David Gill indicated the team might extend their stay in Malaysia but would consult the country’s football association before announcing a decision.“We have to consider the safety of the players and the staff and everyone else in the team because they are of paramount importance,” he told a news conference.“We have taken the appropriate advice. We have met with the British High Commission who are highly experienced in these matters. It is not a decision we have taken lightly.”When asked if advice about potential trouble was given to the club ahead of the pre-season trip to the Far East, Gill added: “We were aware of the situation but we spoke to the right people and received the correct advice.” The first two blasts in Jakarta’s central business district happened at about 0730 (0030 GMT) with Jakarta police saying a number of foreigners were among those who died. Police said an unexploded bomb had also been found at the JW Marriott hotel.There were reports of a third explosion in northern Jakarta a few hours later but it was not clear what the cause was.Indonesia has not witnessed such atrocities for nearly six years.Attacks on two nightclubs in Bali in October 2002 killed 202 people, many of them Australian, while the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, one of the two hotels targeted on Friday, suffered a bomb attack in August 2003 in which 13 people were killed.Source: BBC
Wellington Police notes for this weekend: Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3, 2020: Friday, May 1, 2020•7:06 a.m. Officers assisted an Outside Agency in the 600 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11:43 a.m. Officers took a criminal damage to property report in the 900 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11:45 a.m. Officers took a criminal damage to property report in the 1000 block S. Washington, Wellington.•12:25 p.m. Battery on law enforcement in the 900 block S. Washington, Wellington.•12:40 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1400 block E. Michigan Ct, Wellington.•1:10 p.m. Officers responded to a suicide attempt in the 900 block S. Washington, Wellington.•1:40 p.m. Officers responded to suspicious activity in the 300 block N. A St, Wellington.•3:10 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery, criminal restraint, and violation of a protection order in the 500 block S. Jefferson.•4:27 p.m. Officers responded to a suicide threat in the 500 block S. Washington, Wellington.•6:09 p.m. Officers responded to a juvenile problem in the 900 S. Washington, Wellington.•7:11 p.m. Officers took a violation of PFA Report in the 200 block N. A St, Wellington.•7:47 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•8:30 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 700 block N. B St, Wellington.Saturday, May 2, 2020•7:14 a.m. Officers took a Miscellaneous report in the 2000 block E. 16th St., Wellington.•12 p.m. Non-Injury accident involving vehicles driven by Curtis R. Hull, 56, Wellington and Marilyn J. Metz, 77, Wellington.•1 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 800 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•1:24 p.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 400 block SE Lake Rd, Wellington.•2:29 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance in the area of Haslet and 7th St., Wellington.•5:06 p.m. Nathan F. Morgan, 41, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for speeding, and operate a vehicle without a valid license.•5:48 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 500 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.•10:41 p.m. Officers investigated stalking and battery in the 400 block W. 50th St. S, Wellington.•11:27 p.m. Madison K. Woodward, 19, Wellington, was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property, and interference with a law enforcement officer.Sunday, May 3, 2020•1:25 a.m. Officers responded to a mental subject in the 1100 block W. Edgewood Drive, Wellington.•4:20 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1100 block E. 7th St., Wellington.•4:56 a.m. Officers responded to a mental subject in the 1100 block W. Edgewood Dr., Wellington.•6:19 a.m. Officers responded to suspicious activity in the 500 block S. H St, Wellington.•6:40 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1100 block N. Olive St, Wellington.•9:14 a.m. Skyler W. Shaffer, 29, Wellington, was arrested and charged with violation of a protection order, use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, criminal carry of weapons, and domestic battery.•9:14 a.m., Marissa N. Brown, 21, Wellington, was arrested and charged with violation of a protection Order, use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, criminal carry of weapons, and domestic battery.•10:05 a.m. Brooke C. H. Niehoff, 25, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear for driving while suspended, and no vehicle liability insurance.•8:09 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1900 block N. A St, Wellington.•10:13 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•10:18 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1000 block E. 16th St, Wellington.
Following Monday’s win, Columbus Catholic soccer remains undefeatedBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic soccer team could not have asked for a better start to its season.Following a hard-fought 2-1 win over defending conference champion McDonell/Regis on Monday at Carson Park in Chippewa Falls, the Dons are 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Mid-State Soccer Conference.Columbus Catholic has outscored its opponents 44-4 this season, five of its victories being shutouts.“We have good senior leadership on defense,” Columbus Catholic coach Jeff Edwards said. “They really call out their marks. Tim Gruenloh and Tyler Fuerlinger have been outstanding so far for us. We’ve been working in some younger players on the outside of the defense to try to learn those positions, and it helps when you have seniors that we have this season.”In the win over McDonell/Regis, which the Dons tied twice last season, Columbus had to do something it did not have to do so far this year: come from behind.After McDonell/Regis took a 1-0 lead in the second half, Calvin Brown scored with 10 minutes left, and Nick Malovrh hit the game winner with about five minutes to go. Then the Dons’ defense did the rest.“It was an exciting game, and to win at their field was special,” Edwards said. “We hadn’t done that in years. We are almost halfway through the conference season, and this was a big win to put us in control of first.”As was the case last season when the Dons finished 15-2-3 and reached the Division 4 sectional semifinals of the WIAA playoffs, they do not have to rely on any one single player to provide the team with offense.In addition to Brown and Malovrh, Charles Payant, Nadim Torbey, Alex Giles, Fuerlinger, Evan Dieringer, and Ryan Dieringer have multiple goals this season.“There has been a lot of variety in goals and assists,” Edwards said. “We don’t have that really outstanding player again. We just have a lot of players that can put it in the net. That makes it really difficult to defend us because anyone can score on any given night.”The Dons, who play a nonconference match against Mauston on Thursday, will take on three Mid-State Conference opponents next week — Monday at home against Tri-County, Tuesday at Stevens Point Pacelli, and Thursday at home vs. Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at [email protected]