Drug maker in trouble with FDA for failing to report side effects

first_img About the Author Reprints Blame it on the contractor.That’s the reason Heritage Pharmaceuticals gave the Food and Drug Administration after an agency inspector found 10 instances in which the generic drug maker failed to convey side effect reports about its medicines, which is required by law.Between 2010 and 2014, the company did not submit an unspecified number of side effect reports concerning an undisclosed number of its drugs, according to a Nov. 5 warning letter that the agency sent to the drug maker.advertisement Whenever a drug maker receives a side effect report about one of its medicines, the information is supposed to be conveyed periodically to the FDA. APStock Tags drug makersFDAside effects Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Such violations are rare.Whenever a drug maker receives a side effect report about one of its medicines, the information is supposed to be conveyed periodically to the FDA. This is standard procedure, but one that is taken seriously by regulators, since they must detect troubling trends with drugs.advertisement [email protected] center_img PharmalotDrug maker in trouble with FDA for failing to report side effects Ed Silverman By and large, drug makers are keen to comply with this requirement. Not only do companies fear the wrath of FDA officials, they want to avoid the suggestion they are unwilling to disclose side effects. In fact, only once during the past four years has a company not filed required reports, according to the FDA database. And there have only been eight other instances during the past decade.But in its annual reports filed with the agency between 2010 and 2014, Heritage noted that there were no side effect reports. Yet, an agency inspector found at least 10 such instances. So what was the problem? When confronted with the discrepancy, Heritage blamed a regulatory affairs contractor for the failure, according to the warning letter.Not surprisingly, this did not sit well with the FDA. “The complete omission of [side effect reports] required to be submitted … for a period of over four years raises concerns about your firm’s ability to monitor the safety of drug products.”The FDA had another issue. Heritage lacks suitable procedures for gathering and evaluating side effect reports. And its policy of keeping these reports for no less than three years doesn’t jibe with FDA requirements, which state side effect reports must be kept for 10 years.We reached out to Heritage for comment and will pass along any reply.For the record, the FDA cited Galena BioPharma for the same problem last April. Before that, though, the most recent incident involved Sanofi in January 2011. Other companies cited in years past for the same infraction included Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. By Ed Silverman Nov. 18, 2015 Reprints @Pharmalot last_img read more

In Pictures: ‘Be Dog Smart’ programme proves Magic at Portlaoise school

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In Pictures: ‘Be Dog Smart’ programme proves Magic at Portlaoise school Paul is the Midlands Education and Community Officer for Dogs Trust Ireland. He covers counties Westmeath, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Cavan, and most of Leitrim. Magic, as an education dog has been assessed, and accompanies Paul on most of his  visits to schools and youth groups.The aim of the programme is to educate children and communities about dogs in general but also about owning a dog and the responsibilities that come with it. They have two educational themes, responsible dog ownership and dog safety.Last year Dogs Trust launched its first educational campaign “Be Dog Smart”, which involves delivering workshops to children and adults alike, to teach them to be safe around dogs.SafetyPaul Cleary said “the workshops I delivered this week were all ‘Be Dog Smart’ workshops, these workshops carry a safety message and we use a traffic light method of teaching, using category situations like never, caution and always when approaching dogs the children don’t know”.Paul’s enthusiastic personality and his natural affinity for animals is paramount as he delivers his workshops with constant interaction and wonderful practical demonstrations in the classroom with his extremely placid companion, Magic.Paul always leaves a underlying message with the children about adopting from a rescue, not just Dogs Trust but any rescue, as the dog breeding crisis is at an all time high in Ireland and Laois with the local pounds and rescues bulging to the brim with lost or unwanted family pets. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi – ‘The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it treats its animals!’Paul’s workshops are free, they have adult workshops for parents, and pre-natal workshops for expectant parents.Paul and Magic can be contacted at [email protected] or you can follow him and Magic the lurcher on Twitter @DT_paul_n_magic Konrad Pisowodsk 5th Class learning how to approach a dog safely using fist, smell and touchLuke Conroy with SNA Collette Moore learning how to give a dog a treat safelySEE ALSO – Three Laois basketballers selected on Irish U16 basketball team Home News Community In Pictures: ‘Be Dog Smart’ programme proves Magic at Portlaoise school NewsCommunity Rugby Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Alex Cathcart, SNA with Iris Peprah and Paul Cleary, Dogs Trust learning the importance on how to pet a dog It was all about Magic at Portlaoise Educate Together N.S. last week for the ‘Be Dog Smart’ programme.Paul Cleary and his elegant seven year old female rescue lurcher, Magic the dog, from Dogs Trust Ireland visited the school everyday to implement the ‘Be Dog Smart’ programme.This is Paul’s second year to visit the school and the children’s enthusiasm was apparent as he slowly made his way around each and every classroom. The excited giggles could be heard around the school hallways as Magic and Paul paraded around it’s corridors. TAGSBe Dog SmartDogs TrustPortlaoise Educate Together By David Power – 13th March 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCheck out the LaoisHub, the newest venture from the LaoisToday teamNext articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, March 13, 2018 David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flahertycenter_img Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste WhatsApp Community Pinterest Council Twitter Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

Consultations on Youth Development Begin in Mo-Bay

first_imgRelatedConsultations on Youth Development Begin in Mo-Bay Advertisements Consultations on Youth Development Begin in Mo-Bay UncategorizedJanuary 18, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A series of national consultations on, ‘The Professionalization of Youth Development Work in Jamaica’, was launched in the Montego Bay Civic Centre, Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, today (January 18).The Montego Bay consultation is the first of three, which will be held across the island, hosted by the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD) and the National Council on Technical Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET).Regional Director of the Commonwealth Youth Programme, Caribbean Centre, Henry Charles, who spoke at the launch, described Jamaica’s hosting of the series of consultations as a tangible demonstration of the country’s commitment to four important imperatives of a transformational approach to youth development.These include the adoption of a participatory approach; the need to build effective partnerships; adoption of a professional approach to youth development work; and adoption of a strategic approach to youth development.Mr. Charles, a St. Lucian, said that in recent times there has been growing panic within the region regarding the negative manifestations of youth socialization and development. This, he said, has put regional governments under increasing pressure to formulate and implement effective strategies to address this perceived crisis in youth development.“The truth is that youth development in the Caribbean has assumed a far more complex and challenging character over the last two decades. The prevailing economic, social and political ethos have not only conspired to undermine the capacity of the state to effectively perform its role as a facilitator of economic and social justice, but has also diminish the prevalence of traditional modes of socialization and indeed the influence of institutions, such as the family, the church, schools and of many other civic organizations,” he said.Mr. Charles said that despite the ever changing and challenging socio-economic, socio-political and socio-cultural environment, many young people in the region continued to make significant contributions to the development of their communities and societies.Pointing out that most governments in the region have demonstrated some measure of concern for the youth, Mr. Charles described the response of some governments toward youth development challenges as “social-welfarist and sporadic in nature”.He proposed that a paradigm shift be made from this social-welfarist approach to a transformational approach, and outlined the characteristics of the transformational approach that he is advocating.“First of all, it demands an evidenced-based approach to youth work, that is, we must abandon the idea of our youth work strategies being informed mainly by myths, emotions and stereotyping. Our strategies should be based upon empirical data and truth,” he said.“Secondly we must adopt a rights-based approach to youth development. We must disabuse our minds of the idea that young people are problems to be addressed, and instead embrace the fact that they, like any other citizen, have a right to sustainable livelihoods, and that they also have a right to advocate their needs, desires, fears, and opinions, and further must be accorded appropriate and adequate opportunities to fulfill their needs and aspirations,” Mr. Charles added.He stressed that a strategic approach to youth development was overdue, an approach which required the formulation of a strategic youth development plan, which included a clear vision, definable and attainable goals and objectives, along with precise performance indicators and credible evaluation strategies. He said that the vision and goals of this strategic plan must be aligned to the broader development goals.Project specialist with the NCYD, Mary Dodman, informed that the series of consultations would continue on January 23, in Junction, St. Elizabeth, and on January 25, in Kingston.Many young persons, educators and stakeholders representing several youth and civic organizations attended the launch.center_img RelatedConsultations on Youth Development Begin in Mo-Bay RelatedConsultations on Youth Development Begin in Mo-Baylast_img read more

Opinion: State superintendent document says top priority for spending federal COVID money will be Critical Race Theory-type programs, not student learning

first_imgName*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree 3 CommentsOldest Newest Most Voted Inline FeedbacksView all comments Liv Finne, of the Washington Policy Center, shares a document from the OSPI about how COVID funds will be spent in public educationThis opinion piece was produced and first published by the Washington Policy Center. It is published here with the permission of and full attribution to the Washington Policy Center. Liv FinneLiv FinneLiv FinneWashington Policy CenterLast week I reported that the State Superintendent had proposed a list of favored bureaucratic projects, like “equity and anti-racist training,” “inclusionary practices,” “trauma-informed practices,” and “social and emotional learning” – all aspects of controversial Critical Race Training sessions – to be funded by federal COVID funds (ESSER I, II and III) meant for special needs children.  Parents of special needs children objected and said the money should be used for recovery and compensatory services to help students, as the federal government intended.Not surprisingly the State Superintendent’s office vigorously objected to this disclosure, saying the funding was going to districts for special needs programs.  I have since learned this is a misleading dodge.The State Superintendent document, “OSPI’s Priorities for ESSER Funds,” last modified June 25, 2020, lays out four priorities that school districts must follow.  [Here’s the link, and because government websites have a habit of changing suddenly without warning, I’ve posted a screenshot below.]  As you can see, Priority One is spending on Critical Race Theory-type sessions.See for yourself this screenshot from the website of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction:Phrases like “engaging in anti-racist capacity building” and “dismantling systemically racist structures” are code words for Critical Race Theory sessions.  The document also orders, “We expect districts will make these priorities in their work.”For school administrators, ending the systemic racism in the schools they operate should be a top priority, but they should not need extra federal funds to do it.Washington’s schools were 47th in the nation in reopening to in-person instruction.  Many districts are still not fully re-opened, and are only providing the bare minimum of 10 hours of in-person instruction a week.  Meanwhile, private schools and most charter public schools have been fully open for the whole school year.Of course wealthy families in public education can adapt more easily to closed schools and ad-hoc online learning.  The children who are hit hardest by poor academics are special needs, low-income, black, Hispanic, and Native American students and their families.  The damage to their learning is enormous, and it is not yet fully known and quantified. One national research firm, McKinsey, finds the damage caused by closed schools is so large it means “a hurt that could last a lifetime.”After this devastating experience, the top priority use of federal COVID relief funds should be fully reopening the schools to in-person instruction, a focus on academics, and helping students recover from learning loss.  It is especially important for disadvantaged children to catch up academically to their peers in private and charter public schools. OSPI officials’ efforts to end systematic racism in the public schools they oversee should not pull federal resources away from student learning.  The top priority of any school – especially a tax-funded, public one that is getting extra federal dollars – should be building student skills in reading, writing, math, science, literature, geography and civics, not promoting the divisive and harmful ideology of Critical Race Theory.   Liv Finne is the director of the Center for Education at the Washington Policy Center.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countycolumncritical race theoryfederal COVID moneyLatestLiv FinneOffice of Superintendent of Public InstructionOpinionstudent learningVancouverVancouver WashingtonWashington Policy CenterWashington Stateshare 0 Previous : Jamal Fox resigns as Camas city administrator Next : County Council seeks applicants for county-recommended position on Library BoardAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Opinion: State superintendent document says top priority for spending federal COVID money will be Critical Race Theory-type programs, not student learningPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, May 26, 2021in: Columns, Opinionshare 0 Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). center_img guestLabel guestLabel Name*Email*Website Leslie Jean Chasse Leslie Jean Chasse 15 days ago Critical Race Theory IS education. That fact that you don’t like or agree with what it teaches, is a whole nother matter! -6 Reply Tom Sharples Tom Sharples 13 days ago Reply to  Leslie Jean Chasse There’s a bright line between education and indoctrination. CRT, especially to the extent young kids are taught that they are either “victims” or “oppressors”, crosses it. 7 Reply Scott Masterson Scott Masterson 10 days ago Please take CRT back up to Seattle or down to California. It will never be taught to my children. CRT is code for racism being taught to children. The people who believe in CRT are typically those who resemble fascists and racists. Antifa, CRT, BLM and cancel culture all belong in the garbage can of history. 3 Replylast_img read more

Canada and California join up on vehicle emissions standards

first_img Other states can choose to follow them, or to follow federal standards, which are not as stringent. Currently, fourteen states follow California regulations, along with the District of Columbia.The agreement is a commitment for Canada and California to work together on their respective regulations, in an effort to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) pollutants coming from vehicles.The Canadian government’s goal is for all light-duty vehicles sold in the country to be 100-per-cent zero-emission by 2040. With Canada’s current regulations, 2025 model-year light-duty vehicles will burn up to 50 per cent less fuel, and emit 50 per cent less greenhouse gases, than vehicles built in 2008.California requires that automakers have zero-emission vehicles as a growing proportion of their sales, with the goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030. One in ten new vehicles sold in California is a plug-in car, and the state accounts for half of all plug-in hybrid cars sold in the United States.The two will also share information on cleaner fuels. Canada is developing a Clean Fuel Standard intended to cut 30 million tonnes of emissions in 2030, the equivalent of retiring 7 million vehicles.California is currently suing the U.S. federal government, after Trump said last summer that the state would no longer be allowed to set its own standards. Trump is also trying to roll back federal standards set under Barack Obama in 2012, which require vehicles to improve in fuel efficiency each year through 2025. Canada aligned with the United States on Obama’s stricter 2012 regulations, but is now reviewing that commitment in light of Trump’s attempt to scrap the rules.In a statement, the David Suzuki Foundation, based in Vancouver, said that joining with jurisdictions like California in maintaining strong regulations “is the right direction for Canada and puts the U.S. federal government, which is trying to weaken standards, on the wrong page.” Canada has signed an agreement with California to tackle vehicle-borne pollution — even as that state battles President Trump in the courts over tailpipe emissions.Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, signed a new cooperation agreement for cleaner transportation with Mary Nicols, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB).Uniquely among the U.S. states, California has the ability to set its own vehicle emissions standards, an authority dating back to the 1960s when it fought the smog that blanketed Los Angeles. advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A worker inserts a probe into the tailpipe of a car while performing an emissions test Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSNews PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” But the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) said that aligning with a single state “runs counter to the benefits of a single national standard with the United States.” It said that while the Canadian new-car sector is committed to fuel economy improvements, “Any movement away from a harmonized approach will hinder choice and increase costs for Canadian consumers.” Trending in Canadalast_img read more

High School Juniors Invited To Apply To CU-Boulder Business Leadership Program

first_imgThe University of Colorado at Boulder is accepting applications from qualifying high school juniors throughout Colorado to participate in a free business leadership program from June 15 to June 21. Sponsored by the Leeds School of Business, the program offers 30 outstanding students an opportunity to get a head start on their college careers. Participants must be the first in their families to attend college, economically disadvantaged or have other attributes that contribute to a diverse population. They must have demonstrated leadership potential, possess an interest in business-related fields, maintain excellent academic standards and have completed their junior year of high school. The deadline for applications is April 15. During their week at CU-Boulder, students will become familiar with basic business principles and enhance their computer skills while networking with guest speakers from major corporations and Leeds School of Business faculty and administrators.  The program enables students to put their newly learned skills into practice in an advertising campaign competition. Over the course of the week, students research an industry and create a television commercial, a newspaper advertisement and a brochure for a company. Each member of the winning team will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the Leeds School of Business. The program includes the cost of tuition, room and board. It is sponsored by the Leeds School of Business in conjunction with Key Equipment Finance. Other corporate sponsors include Pepsi Bottling Group, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Level 3 Communications, Sun Microsystems and Accenture.  The program supports the commitment of the Leeds School of Business to diversity and its focus on the connection between business and society. The application form and additional information are available at http://leeds.colorado.edu/diversity/programs. Published: March 24, 2003 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Looking for Free CLE? LegalFuel can hook you up

first_img LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar offers a host of free on-demand education programs, available at www.legalfuel.com/free-cle.LegalFuel Director Jonathon Israel says the center currently offers 90 complimentary programs online that provide 119.5 hours of general CLE credit, including:5 hours of ethics71 hours of technology8 hours of mental-health awareness5 certification creditsSome of the titles include:Maintaining a Trustworthy Trust AccountHow to Boost Revenues and Client Satisfaction with Online PaymentsHow to Grow Your Law Firm Through Referral AlliancesTech Essentials for the Modern LawyerThe Lean Law Firm Close-Up: Eliminating Waste and BottlenecksHow to grow your law firm through ethical legal marketingThe Ethics of Communicating with Clients Via Text MessagesLearning to Thrive as a Tech-Savvy LawyerThe Law of Robots – Regulating Tomorrow’s Machines with the Law of YesterdayStarting a New Law PracticeThe LegalFuel Speaker Series consists of nine programs which account for 8.5 hours of general CLE credit; 2 hours of ethics; 1 hours of mental-health awareness; 1 hours of professionalism; and 2.5 hours of technology, with titles including:Requests for Time Off: How Caregiving is Changing the Workforce and Impacting Your FirmHow to Take Your Practice to the Next LevelBuilding a Gold ReputationMaking the Jump: A Step-By-Step Guide On How to Launch Your Law FirmEnhanced Results through Effective CommunicationFive Simple Lessons to Help You Earn More, Stress Less, and Be AwesomeCybersecurity for the Everyday LawyerTen Ways to Avoid Bar DisciplineHow to Grow Your Practice and Career with Social MediaThe Florida Bar Podcasts also provide a way to earn free CLE credits, with titles including:A Crash Course in Lawyer Advertising and SolicitationIs Your Firm a Hostile Work Environment? and Other Employment Law ViolationsWhat Your Law Firm Administrator Should Know to Run Your Firm: Benefits of ALAThe Science Behind the Attorney Mental Health CrisisCan I Afford to Retire?What Attorneys Need to Know about Hiring, Evaluating, and Terminating Employees Mar 09, 2020 News in Photos Looking for Free CLE? LegalFuel can hook you uplast_img read more

Players still warming to the idea of golf in the Olympics

first_imgDan Jansen is more likely to be in golf spikes than speed skates these days, but his experience as an Olympic champion is never far from his mind. As a boy in West Allis, Wis., the Olympics were the reason to drive hundreds of miles across state lines to compete in tournaments. It was the reason to wake up when the sky was still dark. It was the reason to skate that icy oval until his hamstrings burned. When Jansen finally became an Olympian, he was met with great joy but also tremendous heartbreak, most notably when his sister, Jane, died the day he was scheduled to compete in the 500 meters in Calgary in 1988. Jansen, dedicating his race to her, fell to the ice just 100 meters in. Four days later, in the 1,000 meters, he fell again. In his fourth Olympics, at Lillehammer in 1994, he finally outraced his past and the competition, winning gold, setting a world record and hearing “The Star Spangled Banner.” “Never in my life have I felt more patriotic than when I had the honor of hearing our national anthem,” Jansen said in a recent interview. “I won 46 World Cup races and a bunch of world championship races, but that song never sounded like that.” Jansen, like many observers, sees golf’s return to the Olympics as a potential boon for a game looking for growth. But he also wonders if professional athletes can grasp the special meaning of the Games, especially when compared with major championships. Professional golf at the highest level is awash in big-time events – four majors, The Players, four World Golf Championships, a Ryder Cup, a Presidents Cup and a lucrative FedEx Cup chase with four playoff events. The LPGA added a fifth major in 2013 and the International Crown in 2014, not to mention the growing popularity of the biennial Solheim Cup. Tom Watson, who calls the majors “the pinnacle of golf,” contends that golf simply should not be in the Olympics. Adam Scott, the former world No. 1, said in December that Olympic golf should at least be limited to amateurs, the better the chance to grow the game globally. “People watch us (professionals) play 45 weeks a year,” Scott said, adding that he wants to play in the Olympics but the majors are his focus. To Jansen, therein lies the conflict. “It’s kind of hard for me to hear the top players in the world say the Olympics will not be their top priority, even that year – it will be their fifth at best,” he said. “I feel this about all professional sports in the Olympics. I completely understand why an NBA player would rather win a title, a hockey player a Stanley Cup, a golfer a major. “But for most amateur athletes, the Olympic Games are the ultimate prize from the time we could dream. That was our 3-footer to win the Masters, our buzzer-beater to win a title. The fact that they make millions playing their respective sports is not a problem for me. But if the Olympics isn’t the priority, please don’t come.” It’s an understandable sentiment. The Olympics are precious, a once-every-four-year proposition, or, in many cases, a once-in-a-lifetime one. They are fleeting moments born of years of toil. For the most part, the golfers are saying the right things so far. They realize that people from around the globe may be watching golf for the first time, and that the potential for exponential growth is real. But will the golfers truly grind for an Olympic medal the way they grind for a green jacket? Can golf find someone like pro tennis’ Andy Murray, the Scot who won Olympic gold at the All-England Club and proclaimed he wouldn’t trade his medal for a Wimbledon title. “There’s no doubt the four major championships are the pinnacle of the game right now,” Graeme McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open champion, said during the PGA Merchandise Show. “Golf has not been a part of the Olympics since 1904. We have a lot of learning to do, we have a lot of understanding to do. I believe the legacy in golf will grow as players experience it, [and] as we witness the first golfer standing on the podium with a gold medal around their necks, listening to their national anthem. “Until that point, I don’t think we’ll understand the impact it’s going to have on the world of golf.” Said Rickie Fowler, when asked about golf and the Olympics: “It’s a dream come true that you haven’t dreamt of because golf was never in it.” A few weeks ago, PGA Tour rookies Justin Thomas and Carlos Ortiz were talking about the start of their careers when the subject of the Olympics came up. Ortiz, who is from Mexico, was excited about both of their prospects to qualify. “You’re going to make it,” Ortiz told Thomas, who fired back with a laugh. “Dude, I’ve got like 100 people to pass [to qualify for the United States],” Thomas said. “Have fun in Brazil.” The best news may be that two young players are talking about the Olympics in the midst of their first spin around the PGA Tour. It shows that they care. But if golf in the Olympics is to truly thrive, Thomas and Ortiz will need plenty of company.last_img read more

Kalispell Man Killed in Head-on Collision

first_imgA 57-year-old Kalispell man was killed in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 2 just north of Evergreen on Friday afternoon.According to the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, the collision occurred around 2 p.m. in the northbound lane of Highway 2. Three people were involved; one was pronounced dead at the scene and two were sent to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. As of 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, a spokesperson for KRMC said the two people sent to the hospital were being evaluated by trauma surgeons and their conditions were unknown. Flathead County Deputy Corner Jordan White said the cause of the collision was under investigation but it was likely the 57-year-old man died on impact. The deceased’s family had not yet been notified.The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Highway Patrol were looking into whether alcohol was involved. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Section V Roundup: Ameele stuffs the stat sheet; Battin paces Penn Yan and Victor gets first

first_img Subscribe by Email Section V Roundup: Ameele stuffs the stat sheet; Battin paces Penn Yan and Victor gets first Follow on Facebook Connect on Linked in Add to Google+ By Paul Gotham on December 12, 2017No Comment Section V Roundup: Ameele stuffs the stat sheet; Battin paces Penn Yan and Victor gets first added by Paul Gotham on December 12, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndoBishop Kearney overcomes Wilson’s absence, Ibezim’s dominance to beat Gates Chili – Pickin’ SplintersUndo center_img Victor’s Connor Keenan looks to use a ball screen to get into the paint during Monday’s game. Victor defeated Eastridge 62-60. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)EASTRIDGE 60VICTOR 62Tanner Hay hit a runner off the window with less than three minutes remaining to give the Blue Devils a lead they did not surrender. READ MORE.GREECE ODYSSEY 40PENN YAN 66Desmond Battin netted 12 of his game-high 21 points in the first half as Penn Yan took an eight-point advantage at 25-17 into the locker room . The senior guard connected nine times from the floor in the game including a pair from behind the arc. Dylan Stape added 13 points for the Mustangs while Ben Emerson and Peyton Shuck chipped in 10 apiece. Romell Griffin hit three 3-pointers and finished with nine points to lead Odyssey. Ray Colbert and Travon Harper added seven apiece for the Leopards.PALMYRA-MACEDON 71WILLIAMSON 56Logan Ameele poured in 32 points to go with 12 rebounds, five assists and five steals to lead Pal-Mac. The Red Raiders took a 13-point lead into halftime, and Ameele scored 12 points in the third to help secure the win. Travis Snyder added 19 points and 11 rebounds for Pal-Mac. Sawyer Bloom had seven points, eight assists and two steals. Drew DiSanto led Williamson with 16 points and five assists. Nigel Cobb had 15 points and six rebounds. Adam Fisk chipped in 10 points.ROCHESTER PREP 52HOLLEY 54Pat Bower scored 28 points and corralled 10 rebounds to lead Holley. Andrew Moseman added 11 points and 10 assists.ANDOVER 75FRIENDSHIP 26NEW LIFE SCHOOL 63HOUGHTON 40BARKER 62KENDALL 71C.G. FINNEY 79ALBION (VI) 51MARCUS WHITMAN 60NORTH ROSE-WOLCOTT 46MIDLAKES 56GANANDA 62  Desmond Battin, Dylan Stape, EASTRIDGE, Tanner Hay Share on Facebook Print This Post Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more