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Niemann (68) leads Greenbrier by two shots

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first_imgWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Joaquin Niemann was an 18-year-old amateur when he arrived in West Virginia two years ago and tied for 29th in the only PGA Tour event he played outside of the U.S. Open. In 2018, he improved to a tie for fifth at the tournament. Now he has a chance to become the first player from Chile to win on tour. Niemann shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier. The 20-year-old Niemann was 15 under with a round left in the season-opening event at the Old White TPC. ''I just feel like I'm almost a member here,'' Niemann said. ''I just like being out here. Always when you play on a course that you know already it helps a lot. I think this is the course I have played more on tour.'' Niemann had a bogey and three birdies, including a 4-foot putt on the par-5 17th. ''I'm just really happy the way I've been playing,'' Niemann said. ''This course is really good for me.'' No third-round leader has gone on to win the tournament. Nate Lashley, Richy Werenski and Robby Shelton were tied for second at 13 under. Lashley and Werenski shot 65, and Shelton had a 70. Adam Long and Scotty Scheffler were 12 under. Long shot 70, and Scheffler had a 71. A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier: Full-field scores | Full coverage Lashley's story is well known by now. In 2004 his parents and girlfriend were killed in a plane crash in Wyoming. After resuming his career in the PGA Tour's minor leagues, he won his first tour title at the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit in June after slipping into the field as an alternate. ''My mentality is I'm definitely a lot more relaxed,'' Lashley said. ''I'm just playing, just trying to take that as experience, the way I played in Detroit. You know, I really just kind of kept to myself that week and really just focused and tried to block everything else out. I feel like I've done a good job of that so far.'' Lashley made bogeys after finding the rough on the par-4 11th and the greenside bunker on the par-3 15th. He chipped in for eagle from 36 feet at No. 17. His tee shot on the 179-yard 18th came as thunderstorms arrived in the area and play was suspended for about 50 minutes. Upon returning, Lashley three-putted from 70 feet. Werensky finished No. 126 in the FedEx Cup standings last season, one spot from qualifying for the playoffs. He got his PGA Tour card back for this season in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Werensky said that he didn't get discouraged after missing the playoffs. Heading into the Korn Ferry Finals, ''I had like a, I don't want to say an epiphany, but just like, 'Hey, man just chill out. Relax. I know I'm good enough.'' Shelton was tied for the lead with Niemann and Scheffler after the second round. Shelton was 2 over for the day until making birdies at the par-5 12th and par-4 14th. He hopes to use his two wins on the Korn Ferry Tour last season to help stay calm Sunday. ''You got to be super patient,'' he said. ''I mean, it's hard to do, but hopefully I can manage my nerves tomorrow.'' Kevin Chappell couldn't capitalize on the 11-under 59 he shot Friday, the 11th sub-60 round in tour history. He had a 73 on Saturday and was eight strokes behind Niemann.last_img

The ‘Airbnb of Parking Spots’ Wants to Pay Your Parking Tickets This Month

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first_imgPavemint also proves to be an environmentally-friendly alternative to drivers having to search block after block for open parking.MORE: 12-Year-old Creates First App to Help Alzheimer’s Patients Keep Track of ThingsAfter spending years of dealing with annoying parking trouble within the city, Randall Jamail first got the idea for the organization back in 2015 while he was attending a college football game.Jamail told Good News Network: “I noticed a number of residents standing outside their homes, selling off their spare parking spaces for cash. As I drove by them, suddenly the gears clicked fully into place; what if these residents didn’t have to stand outside their homes selling parking on gameday? What if they could simply download an app and list their private spaces on a peer-to-peer marketplace, connecting them with drivers searching for parking, either in advance or on demand?”“As I did more research, I realized that not only would an app like the one I envisioned help residents make extra income without extra work, and help people get wherever they needed to go more quickly, it would also reduce CO2 and traffic, thus improving the environment,” he added.RELATED: Teen Creates ‘Sit With Us’ App For Bullied School ChildrenThough the app has over 4,000 parking spots listed within Los Angeles, the service currently only operates within the city – but Jamail says that they plan on expanding to more cities in the future.In the meantime, however, Pavemint is celebrating the holidays by kicking off their Month of Giving initiative.From now until December 29th, Pavemint will be paying the LA parking tickets of five followers every week for up to $250 in value. All you have to do is post your story on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and tag the company for a chance to be nominated.To kick off the initiative, two of the company’s workers took to the streets in search of unfortunate drivers who had received parking violations so they could surprise them with a “golden ticket”.(WATCH the sweet video below)Drive This Sweet News To Your Friends: Click To ShareAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAre you annoyed by recent parking tickets or facing fines because you forgot to move your car until it was too late? Well, if you live in Los Angeles, this company wants to pay your parking tickets for you.Pavemint is a California-based app that lets users reserve and sell their own parking spots. Described as the “Airbnb of parking”, the innovative business doesn’t just allow city residents to make money off of their unused parking spots – it also saves drivers the stress of having to search for a free spot on confusing city streets.last_img

Top Texas lawmaker says House budget will grow

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first_imgA top Republican leader said Tuesday that Texans are “waking up” to the cuts made by the Texas House, and he vows to add more revenue to the bare-bones proposal. Rep. Jim Pitts, who authored the budget bill in the House, said it could grow by as much as $5 billion before the legislative session ends in May. He said accounting tricks such as deferring payments and speeding up revenue collections were among the methods lawmakers would use to get more money.Pitts made the comments two days after the House passed a bill that makes deep cuts in education, elderly care, college grants and other programs.“I think the people are waking up,” Pitts said. “Yes we made cuts in their public schools, we made cuts in their nursing homes, we made cuts in hospitals.” Pitts said education spending would go down even after the restorations but told reporters that the House could “make the bill better.”last_img

Death with Dignity’ signed into law in Vermont

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first_imgby Alicia Freese May 20, 2013 vtdigger.org A decade of lengthy and divisive debate ended Monday when Vermont became the first state in the US to enact legislation allowing terminally ill patients to obtain medication to help them end their lives.In a room jam-packed with lawmakers and supporters of the so-called physician-assisted death bill, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law S77, which takes effect immediately.Sen. Dick McCormack, left, and Dick Walters, president of Patients Choice Vermont, greet supporters of a bill allowing physician-assisted death in Vermont. Photo by Alicia Freese/VTDiggerThe bill grants doctors civil and criminal immunity if they follow a series of required steps before prescribing a lethal dose of medication to a patient with a life expectency of fewer than six months who requests it. The steps include ascertaining that the patient is capable of making the decision and can self-administer the medicine. The requirements expire after three years, by which point lawmakers hope doctors will have developed their own guidelines.Shumlin told the crowd, ‘This bill does not compel anyone to do anything that they don’t choose in sound mind to do. All it does is give those who are facing terminal illness, are facing excruciating pain, a choice in a very carefully regulated way.’Shumlin and House Speaker Shap Smith praised lawmakers for positioning themselves at the vanguard of ‘patient choice.’Oregon and Washington passed similar laws through referendums and a court decision prompted a law in Montana, but Vermont is the first state to pass the measure through the legislative process.Attorney General Bill Sorrell predicted that court action could compel other states to follow in Vermont’s footsteps. ‘Quite frankly I see litigation in the future. This could be the next, or a next, big civil rights issue,’Sorrell said.Sorrell said that like race and gender orientation issues, he expects the tide of changing public opinion ‘propelled by aging baby boomers ‘will prompt the Supreme Court to act on the issue. ‘I see this being another of those civil rights where the mood in the country changes and the judiciary will follow suit.’The president of Patients Choice Vermont, Dick Walters, who spearheaded an 11-year push for the legislation, said in a statement, ‘Vermont has taken a huge step forward for the autonomy rights of terminally ill patients.’Health care systems weigh the implicationsVermont hospitals are not jumping on board just yet, however. S.77 gives health care facilities the option of prohibiting their staff from prescribing a lethal dose of medicine to patients who are staying at the facility.And most hospitals will take advantage of that option, at least in the short term, according to Jill Olson, vice president of policy and legislative affairs for the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS).Fletcher Allen ‘the state’s largest hospital ‘informed its staff Friday that it is enacting an interim policy to prohibit the practice for patients on its premises.That policy will stand until the Ethics Committee and hospital leadership has had a chance to work through the ‘unique issues from an ethical standpoint’that the legislation poses, according to chief medical officer, Dr. Stephen Leffler.Olson said the quick turnaround ‘the Legislature passed the bill on May 13, and Shumlin signed it one week later, making it effective immediately ‘is leading many hospitals to prohibit the practice.‘I’m certain that we’ll have many [hospitals and health facilities] that use the exemption because of the quick implementation time frame,’Olson said.Even two weeks, Olson said, would have allowed hospitals to consult their ethics committees ahead of time.Sen. Claire Ayer and Bob Ullrich, an active proponent of physician-assisted death, talk after Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill allowing terminally ill patients to obtain a lethal dose of medication. Photo by Alicia Freese/VTDiggerBut Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, who played a key role shepherding S.77 into law, said the quick turnaround was necessary for procedural reasons. Normally, a bill has to sit in the Senate for 24 hours after passing. With S.77, the legislative session would have ended before the clock ran out. The only way to expedite the process was to have the governor to request the bill, but when he makes that sort of request, he has to sign the bill within five legislative days. Ayer said they chose not to delay the effective date within the bill itself because ‘there are people who want it now, and they’ve been here day after day hoping that when its time for them they’ll have that option.’Health Commissioner Harry Chen said he doesn’t think the hesitancy among hospitals will be a setback because it’s unlikely that hospital patients will avail themselves of this option. Chen said information from Oregon shows most people who take the prescription do so at home.Opponents refocus their effortsScattered among the law’s jubilant supporters was a somewhat sparser crowd that’s also been omnipresent at the Statehouse during the debate over the bill. Opponents of the legislation, each identified by a round orange sticker, said they resented the event’s festive atmosphere given the risks that accompany the law.Mary Hahn Beerworth, a member of Vermont Right to Life, said, ‘I think they have a nerve being here today, having a party and celebrating when they have just floated vulnerable Vermonters out there at serious risk at feeling pressured into asking and requesting for a lethal dose of medication and then being bullied into taking it.’After today, supporters and opponents are both pivoting their attention away from the Legislature and toward providing the public with information.The Vermont Medical Society, which lobbied against the bill, is now focusing its efforts on telling physicians what they need to know about S.77. There are 15 steps doctors have to follow if they’re to receive civil and legal immunity, according to VMS executive director Paul Harrington.‘We are basically trying to let physicians know their responsibilities if they choose to prescribe a lethal medication,’he said.The Department of Health will also be distributing information regarding the requirements.True Dignity Vermont is taking a different tack. Carrie Handy, a board member for the anti-assisted suicide group, said they are refashioning the advocacy shop as a watchdog organization. They are launching a hotline for people to report abuse ‘opponents are concerned that vulnerable adults will be pressured to request a prescription ‘and they have plans to start a registry of ‘‘safe’doctors, nursing homes and other health care providers.’‘There are a couple of physicians who have come out strongly in favor of this legislation. Obviously they would not be on our registry. We hope to be able to get physicians on record saying they would not participate,’Handy said.Chen said one of the potential ‘silver linings’of S.77 is that it will spur conversations between patient and doctors about end-of-life decisions, and a ‘safe doctors’registry could discourage that.‘I’m not sure it really serves any purpose other than putting off having those conversations,’Chen said.On the other side of the issue, Patients Choice Vermont plans to retool itself to provide information to people interested in the option of obtaining a lethal prescription.last_img

Gala Proceeds Aid Abuse Victims

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first_imgThe Retreat will host its annual All Against Abuse gala this Saturday, June 9, from 6:30 to 11 PM at The Muses in Southampton.Since the gala’s beginning in 1996, artists and celebrities have crafted one-of-a-kind, hand-painted ceramic platters as the signature pieces of this long beloved event. Over the course of two decades, this gala has raised more than $2.5 million through generous donations that aid in the safety and support of those suffering from domestic violence.All Against Abuse board member Ellie Kurrus started as a volunteer for The Retreat in 2014 by answering its 24-hour hotline. She vividly remembers her first call. “The victim had just escaped from being barricaded in her room without a cell phone. She was able to squeeze through barred windows, climb down the fire escape, and get to the safety of the police, who referred her to The Retreat. I remember thinking, ‘No one should have to live like this!’”That single call solidified her support for the organization and its goals to raise funds to help as many victims as possible. “Abuse comes in all forms. Recognizing it and getting help is essential for you and your family’s safety and future. The Retreat is there to help you break the cycle and heal,” she noted.The Retreat was started in 1987 as a local non-profit supporting the survivors of abuse and assault across the East End. Its programs have grown to include a residential shelter for adults and children, counseling, a 24-hour hotline, in-school violence prevention education program in all local schools, and legal advocacy for all victims, free of charge.Ann Chwatsky was previously involved in the gala’s art auction component and is a former member of the board. She still serves on the All Against Abuse committee. She described a particular painting, “The artist, April Gornik, has been a supporter of our art auction part of the gala for many years, and that is so appreciated. This year, she has given us a beautiful print — tones of blues that evoke land masses and oceans,” Chwatsky said.This year’s gala honorees are Joy Behar, co-host of ABC News’s “The View,” and Emmy Award-winning producer, Robin Hommel-Tenenbaum. It will also feature author and national advocate, Leslie Morgan Steiner.“Robin and I are grateful we can use our platforms to shine a light on domestic violence and support The Retreat’s life-changing work. What this organization does to help the brave individuals and families heal is deeply touching. We remain inspired to share the mission and needs of The Retreat and celebrate their clients’ resilience,” explained Behar.Steiner is a survivor of domestic violence. At the young age of 22, the Harvard graduate found herself in a four-year marriage to a Wall Street banker who held loaded guns to her head and yanked car keys out of the ignition as she drove on the highway. Scared for her life, she realized, above anything else, she needed a safe haven and legal representation.“[I needed] assurance that it wasn’t my fault that I had fallen in love with a deeply troubled, abusive man. My friends and family couldn’t give me that, despite their love,” Steiner said.“So, in my time of greatest need, I turned to strangers in the domestic violence community for support and guidance. The Retreat gives the East End’s abuse survivors everything they need to transform their lives at no charge and without any judgment. I’m proud to tell my story at the All Against Abuse event to raise much needed awareness and money to benefit the Retreat’s important and life-changing programs,” Steiner added.This year’s Artist Honor Roll includes April Gornik, Barbara Maslen, Barry Kreiswirth and Lisa Allen, Dan Rizzie, Jack Youngerman, Jill Musnicki, Justin Greenwald, Miles Jaffe, Peter Dayton, Toni Toss, Dan Welden, and Lynn Savarese.Cocktail music will be provided by The John Ludlow Duo featuring Steve Nelson, catering by Art of Eating, and after dinner dancing by East End Entertainment. This year’s auctioneer is CK Swett.The Muses is located at 111 Saint Andrews Road, Southampton. The Retreat is located at 13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton. Call 631-329-4398 or visit online at [email protected]@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img

LR Senergy Releases Web Access to Subsea Inspection Data with ‘Iris’

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first_imgLR Senergy (Survey & GeoEngineering) has announced the latest release of its industry leading Iris offshore project and data management web application, incorporating significant advances in the management of subsea pipeline and asset inspection data.Iris(v2.2) can now be used to support pipeline and subsea structure inspection projects and long term data management. Acquired and reported data is web hosted and accessed through an intuitive web map interface using any computer, tablet or mobile web browser. All standard digital video based projects, formats and deliverables are accommodated. Features include simultaneous streaming of three or more video files, live camera positions on the web map, pipeline profiles and pipeline events. Year on year inspection data is easily compared and contrasted, assisting the identification of change and informing asset integrity assessment and inspection strategy.Iris is a project support and data management web tool focused on offshore field developments and associated survey, construction and subsea inspection projects and data. The system also boasts a range of visualisation and project management features. These include live vessel tracking, file explorer  and project status dashboards, supporting  the project manager in planning, simultaneous operations and achieving maximum visibility to the status and progress of an offshore project at all times and from any location.Martin Day, Survey and Positioning manager at LR Senergy survey and geo-engineering, said: “Iris has been well received by our clients and its use has brought demonstrable improvements to project efficiency through the fast and easy access to data and information, both onshore and offshore. Clients are assured that their expensively acquired survey and inspection data, reports, videos, charts and field information will be securely maintained for the long-term and will always be immediately available when required. Our new pipeline inspection functionality ensures that Irisremains at the very forefront of web mapping and cloud data management technology and innovation for the offshore energy industry.”Since it was initially launched in 2013, Iris has been used extensively by oil & gas and renewable sector energy clients for their offshore projects. In May, LR Senergy announced Iris would be used as a key part of a major contract win with GDF Suez E&P throughout the construction phases of the Cygnus development in the UK North Sea.Press Release, October 08, 2014last_img

DSME Enters Shipbuilding Deal with Iran

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first_imgSouth Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) have agreed a mutual cooperation related to the Iranian shipbuilding industry.The parties signed a Head of Agreement (HoA), under which they plan to establish a Joint Venture company (JVC) to develop an Iranian shipyard through cooperation with DSME Okpo Shipyard on engineering and construction of the needed types of vessels.“IDRO has been seeking a partner having advanced technologies and experience in order to build the vessels in Iran on time for the fleet expansion of Iranian shipping companies and DSME has been selected finally,” the Korean shipbuilding giant said.The Iranian Government already voiced its support for the business cooperation, requesting support from the Korean Government and DSME in various sectors, including financing and providing of material package, DSME said.Since 1983, DSME delivered a total of 38 vessels valued at USD 1.65 billion to Iranian shipping companies NITC and IRISL.last_img

No Powerball winner, jackpot climbs again

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first_imgNo Powerball winner, jackpot climbs again Sanibel man scores a $2 million POWERBALL prize Recommended NEW YORK (CNN MONEY) Didn’t win the $393 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday? A massive Powerball grand prize is still up for grabs.There was yet again no Powerball winner after a drawing Saturday night, so the jackpot will roll over to the next drawing on Wednesday night. Powerball officials estimate the jackpot for the Wednesday drawing at $430 million.The Powerball prize pool has been building since June 10.One player in Illinois won the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night.The odds of winning either game are extreme — one in 292 million for Powerball, and one in 259 million for Mega Millions. And if the odds against winning one are ridiculous, the odds of winning both are essentially ridiculous squared — roughly one in 76 quadrillion, or 76 followed by 15 zeros.Going into a weekend when both games had gone without winners for weeks and were offering massive jackpots, many people were betting on both ahead of Friday’s drawing.“You see more people in line buying both tickets when both games are over $300 million,” said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores, whose members sell about two-thirds of the nation’s lottery tickets.There’s no disputing Americans love buying lottery tickets. They spent just over $80 billion on lottery games last year, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. That’s more than on movies, video games, books, music and sports tickets — combined.Each game is offered in every state except Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah. Powerball jackpot leaps to estimated $625 million and counting Author: CNN Money Published: August 13, 2017 2:06 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img

Jodie Meeks Could Add To Depth of The Wizards Backcourt

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first_imgThe Washington Wizards kicked off their first preseason game against the Guangzhou Long-Lions last week. Meeks’ provided efficient and quick offense, shooting 7-9 from the field, ending the game with 19 points in 16 minutes of play.https://youtu.be/77FNj_b7gIEIn the contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers Meeks’ dropped 13 points (3-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding four rebounds in 102-94 victory over the reigning Eastern Conference champs.Coach Scott Brooks appeared to be extremely confident in the depth Meeks’ could bring to the Wizards crowded backcourt. Floor spacing will be a important component in the Wizards offense and Jodie Meeks helps allow that by adding a offensive shot maker to the rotation.“He gives us a knockdown shooter off the bench, he shoots the ball over 40% and with our playmaking guards I’m sure he can get a lot of shots, that’s why we brought him in.” Coach Brooks said after the win over the Guangzhou Long-Lions.Please follow and like us:last_img

Boxing: WBC removes Kell Brook from it’s rankings

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first_imgAdvertisement wNBA Finals | Brooklyn VseWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edaq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fsx4Would you ever consider trying this?😱bjCan your students do this? 🌚a240n7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Reports have come in stating the reason is he has not enrolled into VADA’s clean boxing program. Therefore, per WBC rules he’s been removed from their rankings.Advertisement This is nothing new and should not be a surprise to anyone involved. Back in April, the WBC revealed a list of fighters who were going to be dropped from their respective weight class rankings for the same reason.Advertisement Among the names was the legendary Manny Pacquiao, who has used VADA testing in the past (e.g. against Jessie Vargas). He has still not enrolled in the program and remains unranked.Brook is coming off an impressive second-round stoppage victory over Siarhei Rabchanka in his hometown of Sheffield England. This coming off back-to-back losses against Errol Spence and Gennady Golovkin. Since losing those fights at welterweight and middleweight respectively, he decided to campaign at 154 pounds.Advertisement Fighters like Vanes Martirosyan and Amir Khan have been re-instated in the rankings by enrolling (or enrolled before being removed). Therefore, if Brook decides to enroll into the program, he will most likely be ranked again. Advertisementlast_img