first_imgOct 4, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Two vaccine companies have received contracts estimated at about $200 million to produce a modified smallpox vaccine for the US government. Roughly 10% to 15% of the US population can’t take Dryvax, including those with weakened immune systems, skin conditions such as eczema, and senior citizens, according to news services. Acambis, based in Cambridge, UK, and Cambridge, Mass., and Denmark’s Bavarian Nordic both won contracts on Sep 30 to continue research on a smallpox vaccine made with a modified version of the currently used live vaccinia (Dryvax) vaccine, news services reported. Bavarian Nordic’s new contract is valued at about $100 million. That contract is for Imvamune vaccine, which Bavarian Nordic is developing with GlaxoSmithKline. The recent contracts allow for each company to produce about 500,000 doses of the vaccines and conduct human safety tests, a National Institutes of Health spokesman told the Associated Press. The US government could order 2.5 million additional doses from each supplier. See also:center_img Feb 25, 2003, CIDRAP News story on earlier awards to Acambis and Bavarian Nordic for MVAhttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/smallpox/news/safevax.html The modified vaccine, called modified vaccinia Ankara, or MVA, won’t replicate within cells as the current live virus does, so it shouldn’t pose as much risk as the current vaccine, according published reports. Mar 10, 2004 CIDRAP News story on effectiveness of MVA in animal studieshttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/smallpox/news/mar1004mva.html Both companies already had funding to pursue work on the vaccine (see story link below). Acambis’s new contract is estimated in a Wall Street Journal story to be worth up to $131 million. The company is working on MVA with a unit of Baxter International.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Rabiot has struggled to cement his place in the Juventus team (Picture: Getty)Arteta is believed to have given a full appraisal of the Arsenal squad he has inherited when he interviewed for the job and already knows the areas that need strengthening.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe transfer window opens in just five days’ time and, according to The Times, Arteta is looking to bolster his midfield and wants to make Rabiot his first signing.The Frenchman, who only joined the club in the summer, has started just five matches in Serie A and Arsenal are hoping to persuade Juventus to let him leave on loan.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalRabiot was frequently linked with a move to the Premier League – and, indeed, Arsenal – while at PSG, though opted to join Juve on a free transfer.But Maurizio Sarri is overloaded with options in central midfield, favouring the likes of Miralem Pjanic, Rodrigo Bentancur and Blaise Matuidi – in fact, former Gooner Aaron Ramsey has also found his game time limited, starting just three times in the league. Comment The new Gunners boss is keen to bolster his options in midfield (Picture: Getty)New Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has reportedly identified Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot as one of his primary targets in the upcoming January transfer window.The Spaniard signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Gunners last week and was in the stands to watch his new club draw with Everton at Goodison Park last Saturday.He will be in the dugout as Arsenal manager for the first time on Boxing Day when Arsenal travel to Bournemouth looking to arrest a run of form that has produced just one win in 15 games. Mikel Arteta urges Arsenal to raid Juventus in January for Adrien Rabiotcenter_img Rabiot was axed from the PSG team last year after refusing to sign a new deal (Picture: Getty)Arteta’s move for Rabiot is believed to be independent from Granit Xhaka’s future, with the Swiss midfielder – who clashed with fans earlier this season – linked with a January exit.Arsenal’s hierarchy have previously intimated that they could be active in January despite spending big in the summer, breaking their transfer record for Nicolas Pepe, and Arteta has sat down with technical director Edu to discuss plans.MORE: Mikel Arteta facing Gabriel Martinelli setback as Brazil call-up Arsenal star for Olympic qualifying tournamentMORE: Arsenal plot move for Moussa Dembele to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre LacazetteMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Dec 2019 9:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgDavid Harris in his Mudgeeraba eco-mansion. Picture: John GassA GOLD Coast eco-mansion which allows its owners to live almost completely off the grid has hit the market at $3.98 million.The unusual Mudgeeraba property includes a rare Tesla electric car, thrown in for free with the sale.The super hi-tech house has 130 solar panels — about six times an ordinary house — and generates enough electricity to power the property 24/7.Homeowner David Harris, who owns Robina Procedure Centre and Ballina Day Surgery, is the mastermind behind the commercial solar system. 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba. From the air it’s a sight to see.The couple initially bought the five-bedroom house for its proximity to Somerset College.A cinema, gym, pool, sauna steam room and separate children’s wing are among the houses’s features while a C-bus automation system controls the lighting and sound.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.All aboard this floating abode 01:22 Related videos 01:22All aboard this floating abode 00:38Opod: the low-cost micro home01:09Indoor plants to clean the air00:29Multi award-winning treehouse00:53Eco-friendly Aussie buys00:53Mod PoolsGrant Clegg of Kollosche Prestige Agents is marketing the property and said it was the first luxury house with a commercial solar system that he had taken on.“It’s cleverly mixing the very best commercial building applications and incorporating that into some of the best residential designs,” he said.“It stands proudly right at the top of the exclusive Jabiru Park Estate.” 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba. David Harris at his property. Picture:John GassThe father-of-six bought the house with wife Pam Weir in 2013, after their Bonogin home burnt down.Their Mudgeeraba house, in gated Jabiru Park estate, has a 33kw solar system with a back-up battery system.“You can power the house both day and night, heat the swimming pool, have the air conditioning on and drive your car all year round,” Dr Harris said.“We also put back about 50 per cent more than what we use into the grid so we’re carbon neutral.”Interested in solar power? Check out Tesla’s tiny home:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:49Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:49 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTesla tiny home00:49More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoWhile Dr Harris said he wasn’t a “greenie” he does have an interest in good health.“The environment affects everyone and we want a good environment for our future and our children,” he said. 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba. 7 Sunnymeade Place, Mudgeeraba.last_img read more

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first_imgProgress, the €4.6bn Dutch pension fund of Unilever, has said it plans to increase its socially responsible investments due to previous good results. Following its initial 1% investment in an ESG mandate for best-in-class companies, it decided to extend its ESG policy to high-yield bonds and intensify the application of ESG criteria to its internally managed euro credit portfolio, according to its 2013 annual report.Last year, the pension fund saw its nominal coverage increase from 133% to 139% – equating to a real funding of 106% – making Progress one of the best performing schemes in the Netherlands.Its strong financial position allowed it to grant its participants full indexation, including a compensation for the indexation that could not be paid for 2009. Previously, the pension fund attributed its high funding to the continuous finetuning of its investment and hedging policy, aimed at limiting downside risk.The Unilever scheme said it made its investment policy partly subject to its real funding.If the coverage drops, the pension fund will increase its focus on extra returns, while it will aim for taking profits and protection if funding improves.Last year, it decided to reduce its strategic equity weighting by almost 9% to 30.5%, while raising its strategic fixed income allocation by more than 11% to 50%.As part of its adjustments – “in order to increase the number of revenue sources” – it reallocated 10% of its equity stake to less volatile risk-based equity, it said.It also added a 5% allocation to Dutch mortgages at the expense of property and existing fixed income investments.The pension fund cited the rise of interest rates – causing a reduction of its liabilities – for its improved funding. However, the interest change impacted negatively on its 49.7% fixed income portfolio, which incurred a 1.5% loss.Moreover, the rise in rates contributed to a loss of 6.2 percentage points due to a 60% interest hedge on liabilities, resulting in a net overall return of 1.9%.The pension fund returned 18.1% on investments the previous year.As a response to the loss on its hedge, the pension decided to improve its policy for interest risk and develop a short-term internal risk model that aims to respond to market movements.With a return of 24.1% – an outperformance of 3 percentage points – equity was the best performing asset class.Property, commodities and private equity returned 3.9%, 0% and 15%, respectively.Its board also expressed concerns about ongoing changes to the proposed financial assessment framework (FTK) and protracted regulatory uncertainty.last_img read more

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first_imgJerry Moriarty: ‘Things are going in the right direction’Over the 12-month period, 197 schemes reported their status as frozen – a rise from 181 the year before. Sixteen DB plans were in wind-up over the past year – a fall from 25 in 2016.Yet questions remain over the appropriateness of the current funding standard. Conor Daly, partner at Lane Clark & Peacock in Ireland, said it remained “a concern”.He added: “It’s a very prudent standard for mature pension schemes… In the statistics, pensioners account for 16% of the member numbers, but make up 59% of the funding standard liabilities – what that reflects is the very prudent basis used under the funding standard for pensioners.“That standard becomes a much more difficult standard to satisfy, the more mature a plan becomes.“As all these plans are closing to future accruals, it could become a real issue in the future – unless there is some reform of funding standard.” Of the 627 DB schemes governed by the Irish regulator’s minimum funding standard, 414 remain active – a fall of roughly 7% from the 447 current last year. Irish pension funds have taken a step closer to being fully funded, as statistics published this week by Ireland’s Pension Authority revealed almost 80% of defined benefit (DB) schemes met the regulator’s funding standards.Last year, a little more than 70% of DB plans matched the minimum funding standards – itself a marked improvement from the estimated 20% 10 years ago, industry experts said.The recovery has been driven mainly by strong asset growth over the period, over the past 12 months and over the longer term as well, according to Jerry Moriarty, CEO of the Irish Association of Pension Funds.“Over last 10 years there has been a major turnaround,” he said. “Things are going in the right direction and it’s down to improving investment returns, interest rates and a lot of extra funding of schemes put in by the employers – so it’s good news from that perspective.”last_img read more

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first_imgIt will continue to manage €1.4bn of defined benefit assets of 2,975 deferred members and 6,900 pensioners.Earlier, NPF had concluded that continuing the IDC plan would not benefit the pension fund or its active participants.According to Dooren, the initial expectation that more Dutch subsidiaries of employer Maersk Group would join the IDC plan had not materialised.“Because the limited number of participants, and the fact we are an ageing and shrinking scheme, the IDC arrangements didn’t offer sufficient perspectives,” he pointed out.When the IDC plan was launched in 2015, it was a ground-breaking initiative, as it enabled workers to converse their pension capital – accrued through a tailor-made life-cycle plan with Robeco – into pension rights ahead of retirement.New legislation for defined contribution plans also complicated matters for the pension fund.As the concept of a drawdown pension was also introduced by other providers, more alternatives became available to Maersk subsidiaries that hadn’t yet joined NPF, Dooren explained.He said the pension fund wanted to continue independently as long this was financially attractive, as it pays €60m in benefits annually.At the end of December, the scheme’s coverage ratio stood at 121.3%. NPF granted its participants and pensioners a 2% inflation compensation as of 1 January.A year ago, the scheme’s pensions administration – running on the program Lifetime – moved to RiskCo, after the IT firm had taken over pensions provision from Aon.The move was initially meant for a one-year period, as NPF first wanted to get familiar with RiskCo as well as the company’s own administration system.However, the pension fund has now decided that it would assess the situation annually. “We are not in hurry, because we are content so far,” said Dooren. The Dutch Nedlloyd Pensioenfonds (NPF) said it would transfer the pension rights accrued in its individual defined contribution plan as well as further accrual for its active participants to insurer ASR.Frans Dooren, the pension fund’s director, said he expected the collective value transfer of €17m of accrued IDC assets of 500 workers and 300 deferred members to be completed in May.He added that the transaction was subject to approval of pensions supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) as well as the scheme’s participants on details of the transfer.The value transfer follows the scheme’s decision not to extend the contract for pensions provision, and to close to new entrants as of 1 January 2020.last_img read more

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first_imgAll players and coaches from the 84 teams will be invited to GABP on Sunday, April 23 to participate in a “March at the Majors” parade around the field prior to the Reds vs. Chicago Cubs game at 1:10 p.m. MVPs from each game will be recognized on the field during pregame ceremonies.Visit reds.com/HSShowcase for additional information and schedule updates.Saturday, April 1 (Opening Day)• Aiken vs. Seven Hills, 11 a.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 3)• Riverview East vs. Withrow, Noon – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 2)• Lebanon vs. Mason (softball), 1 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 4)• Hamilton Badin vs. Northwest, 2 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Stadium Field 1)• Bishop Brossart vs. McNicholas, 2 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy (Field 3)• Glen Este vs. Lebanon, 3 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 2)• Milford vs. Ursuline Academy (softball), 4 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 4)• CHCA vs. Summit Country Day, 5 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 1)Wednesday, April 5• Anderson vs. Milford, 4:30 p.m. – Midland Field • Loveland vs. Turpin, 7 p.m. – Midland FieldFriday, April 7 (Big League Weekend)• Badin vs. Moeller, 5 p.m. – Great American Ball Park • Anderson vs. Turpin, 8 p.m. – Great American Ball ParkSaturday, April 8 (Big League Weekend)• Hughes vs. Withrow, 10 a.m. – Great American Ball Park • Harrison vs. Oak Hills, 1 p.m. – Great American Ball Park• Highlands vs. St. Xavier, 4 p.m. – Great American Ball ParkMonday, April 10• Indian Hill vs. Reading, 4:30 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 3)• Madeira vs. Mariemont, 4:30 p.m. – Xavier UniversityThursday, April 13• Covington Catholic vs. Newport Central Catholic, 1 p.m. – Meinken All-Star Field, Covington• Highlands vs. Ryle, 4 p.m. – Meinken All-Star Field, Covington• Bellevue vs. Holmes, 7 p.m. – Meinken All-Star Field, CovingtonSaturday, April 15 The sixth annual Skyline Chili Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by Cincinnati Children’s Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics will feature 84 high school baseball and softball teams from Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana and Dayton playing a total of 47 games from April 1–24, 2017.Locally, The East Central Trojans will battle The Lawrenceburg Tigers on Monday, April 17th at 5 PM at Lawrenceburg High School.Many of the games will be played at the region’s top baseball and softball venues including the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy in Roselawn, Prasco Park in Mason, Midland Baseball Complex in Batavia and Meinken All-Star Field in Covington.Ten teams will play games at Great American Ball Park on April 7 & 8 during “Big League Weekend.”The High School Showcase kicks off Saturday, April 1 with Opening Day at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy featuring six baseball games and two softball games.For 2017, softball matchups have been expanded to five games and for the second straight year two baseball double-headers will be played in Dayton at Wright State University.Five Northern Kentucky games will be played at the renovated Meinken Field in Covington, which was dedicated during MLB All-Star Week in 2015.Tickets for the Reds Futures High School Showcase games are $5 and good for all games on that day. Each ticket includes a voucher good for a free View Level ticket to your choice of select 2017 Reds home games at Great American Ball Park and also includes a coupon for one free Skyline Chili Cheese Coney. Advance tickets can be purchased at each of the participating schools. Tickets will also be available on game days at each of the ballparks. • Beechwood vs. Scott, 11 a.m. – Beechwood High SchoolMonday, April 17 • East Central vs. Lawrenceburg, 5 p.m. – Lawrenceburg High School• Edgewood vs. Franklin, 5 p.m. – Wright State University• Miamisburg vs. Springboro, 7:30 p.m. – Wright State UniversityTuesday, April 18• Beavercreek vs. Huber Heights Wayne, 5 p.m. – Wright State University• Troy vs. Vandalia Butler, 7:30 p.m. – Wright State UniversityWednesday, April 19• Fairfield vs. Princeton, 5 p.m. – Prasco Park (Legacy Field)• Middletown vs. Oak Hills, 7:30 p.m. – Prasco Park (Legacy Field)• Blanchester vs. Clermont Northeastern, 4:30 p.m. – Midland Field• Amelia vs. New Richmond, 7 p.m. – Midland FieldThursday, April 20• Winton Woods vs. Wyoming, 4:30 p.m. – Wyoming High School• Dixie Heights vs. St. Henry, 5 p.m. – Meinken All-Star Field, Covington• Holy Cross vs. Ludlow, 7:30 p.m. – Meinken All-Star Field, CovingtonFriday, April 21• Hamilton vs. Sycamore, 5 p.m. – Prasco Park (Legacy Field)• Lakota West vs. Mason, 7 p.m. – Prasco Park• Colerain vs. Lakota East, 7:30 p.m. – Prasco Park (Legacy Field)Saturday, April 22• Clark Montessori vs. Roger Bacon, 11 a.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 2)• Middletown vs. Seton (softball), Noon – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 4)• Hughes vs. Norwood, 1 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 3)• Bishop Fenwick vs. Kings, 2 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 2)• Anderson vs. Springboro (softball), 2:30 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 4)• Purcell Marian vs. Walnut Hills, 3 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Stadium Field 1)• Taft vs. Western Hills, 4 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 3)• Oyler vs. Western Hills (softball), 5 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Field 4)• Harrison vs. Taylor, 6 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy (Stadium Field 1)Monday, April 24• Moeller vs. St. Xavier, 5 p.m. – Prasco Park• Elder vs. La Salle, 7:30 p.m. – Prasco ParkCourtesy of Reds VP/Media Director Rob Butcher.last_img read more

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September 21, 2020

Fisher ends title drought

first_img “I’m thrilled to get over the line,” Fisher said. “It was a testing day with the weather conditions and playing with Mike he put up a great challenge for me. “I set a target of trying to go out there and shoot in the 60s and almost managed to do it. I had a little mishap on the last but I’m just glad to be standing here talking to you as champion.” Fisher admitted his eagle on the 15th had helped to settle any potential nerves. “It’s been pretty good to me this week (the 15th hole),” he said. “There have been a couple of eagles, but that was a big putt there. “I know I was only a couple ahead. To hit a nice shot there and have a good look at three and to see it drop – I think I went four shots clear with only three to play I knew I could coast in. “There was a little wobble on a few of those holes and I managed to make a couple of good par-saves of 16 and 17. “It would have been nice to shoot 69 but unfortunately I missed one on the last. I’m not going to complain.” His long putt on 15 typified a good week with the shortest stick and, after struggling on the greens in the past – Fisher welcomed the change. “That’s been an Achilles for many, many years,” he said. “For some reason this week I saw the lines in the greens and felt really comfortable on the greens all week. “I’d love to know how much footage I holed this week because it was quite a lot.” England’s Ross Fisher claimed his first European title in almost four years with a three-shot win at the Tshwane Open in South Africa. Press Association Fisher had not won on the European Tour since the 2010 Irish Open and, after tumbling out of the world’s top 50 during his title drought, has now thrust himself into contention for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this year. Northern Irish playing partner Michael Hoey – who at one stage reduced Fisher’s lead to a single stroke – and local hopeful Danie van Tonder finished in a tie for second place with Spain’s Carlos del Moral a stroke further back. Hoey moved to within touching distance with a birdie from 30 feet at the 11th, but a double bogey at the next stalled his progress. Fisher’s work was not done, however, as Van Tonder and Del Moral then made their moves and set up a potentially nervous finale, after the Englishman had dominated for the entire weekend at the 7,964-yard, Ernie Els-designed Copperleaf course – the longest in European Tour history. As he stepped up to the 15th tee, Fisher’s lead had been whittled down to two strokes by both Van Tonder and Del Moral. Fisher had picked up just a single stroke for the round up until that point, but saved his best for when it counted as he reached the 15th green in two before holing a 30-foot eagle putt. Careful pars at 16 and 17 ensured Fisher was able to walk up the 18th with victory assured and, while he finished with a bogey, a long-overdue win was secured for a player who has been as high as 17th in the world. Victory leaves Fisher sitting 16th in the Ryder Cup standings and is set to lift him up to 52nd in the world rankings. Fisher began the final round five strokes clear and held off the chasing pack with a last-day score of 70 to finish on 20 under. The 33-year-old had to withstand a couple of challenges on a wet final day, but a long eagle putt on the par-five 15th all but snuffed out the danger. last_img read more

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first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Bishop GrimesCBAESMgirls basketballJ-D Five area high school girls basketball teams would make their way to three separate Section III playoff brackets, all of them hoping to stay around until the titles get decided in March.In Class B, Bishop Grimes was part of a massive field, but had newfound momentum after it knocked off Westhill 60-56 last Monday night, putting an end to the Warriors’ 10-game win streak.A 19-10 third-quarter push helped the Cobras overcome Westhill’s 32-21 halftime lead and it held on late as Lora Marial got 24 points, mostly from five 3-pointers, as Jenna Sloan and Rhonee Shea Pal helped with 12 points apiece. Given the no. 13 seed in Class B, Grimes hosted no. 20 seed Clinton in the opening round and bashed the Warriors 54-19, giving up just two points in the first quarter to take control and staying stingy the rest of the way.An 18-4 push through the third quarter sealed it as Lora Marial led with 13 points. Jenna Sloan had nine points, with Naywel Ayeil adding eight points. Rhonee Shea Pal got seven points and Natalie Musolino had six points.Then, going after no. 4 seed Adirondack in Saturday’s second-round game in Boonville, Grimes proved successful again, the Cobras defeating the Wildcats 42-31. From the outset, Adirondack had all kind of trouble with Grimes’ pressure, only managing a couple of baskets in the first quarter as the Cobras jumped out to a 15-6 advantage.For the rest of the game, that Grimes defense remained stingy, protecting its advantage and answering every time the Wildcats tried to make it close. Marial, with 14 points, again led the way as Sloan got 10 points and Mackenna Squier gained seven points.This win put Grimes into the quarterfinals against no. 5 seed Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, with another upset setting up a trip to the semifinals Sunday against Oneida or Lowville.Jamesville-DeWitt is after a ninth consecutive sectional Class A championship, but is expected to get challenged by Christian Brothers Academy.And when the playoff brackets came out, it was CBA holding the top seed and J-D the no. 2 seed, and each would wait until Saturday to find our their quarterfinal opponents.For the Brothers, it was no. 8 seed Indian River, who took out Fulton 64-37, while the Red Rams would draw no. 7 seed Bishop Ludden, the same team it beat in the 2019 sectional final, after the Gaelic Knights knocked out Oswego 66-47.It didn’t help J-D that, in last Monday’s regular-season finale, it lost a tough 56-53 decision to defending sectional Class B champion South Jefferson in Adams Center.Through three quarters, the Rams led 44-38, led in no small part by the hot shooting of Paige Keeler, who sank six 3-pointers on her way to a career-best 30 points as Momo LaClair added 14 points.But South Jefferson contained J-D late and outscored them 18-9 in the fourth quarter to pull it out, Jackie Piddock getting 23 points with help from Emma Schafer (13 points) and Abby Piddock (10 points).East Syracuse Minoa is also in the Class A sectional tournament, this despite dropping its regular-season finale 55-36 to Central Square last Tuesday night.At 8-12, ESM drew the no. 11 seed and would try to knock off no. 6 seed New Hartford in Saturday’s opening round, but it was the other Spartans side that proved too difficult to contain in an 82-53 defeat.It was already 48-22 by halftime, New Hartford not depending as heavily on its all-time leading scorer, Kaia Henderson, whose 21 points was supported by 13 points from Sophia Murray and 12 points from Jamie Seals.Battling to the end, ESM was led by Angelina Thomason, who managed 21 points, with Raychel Underwood setting a career mark by earning 17 points.Still, Central Square advanced, and if it won Tuesday against New Hartford it would meet CBA or Indian River in one semifinal Sunday as J-D looked to advance to the other semifinal against Cortland or Whitesboro.While all this was going on, Fayetteville-Manlius rested as the no. 6 seed in Class AA, knowing that, in Tuesday’s sectional quarterfinal, it would try to avenge two regular-season defeats to no. 3 seed West Genesee and advance to a semifinal Sunday against Cicero-North Syracuse or Auburn.last_img read more

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September 17, 2020

Having a ball

first_imgChris Pham | Daily TrojanShangela, a former contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo, performs as part of “USC is Burning” in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ball Room on Friday. The event, sponsored by GPSS, LGBT Resources and QuASA, was loosely based on Paris is Burning, a documentary about drag culture in Bronx, NY in the 1980s.last_img

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