Senate Finance Committee sends $3,000 PFD to floor vote

first_imgEconomy | Politics | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentSenate Finance Committee sends $3,000 PFD to floor voteJuly 29, 2019 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:The Senate Finance Committee meets in Juneau in February. On Saturday, the committee voted for a permanent fund dividend amount of roughly $3,000. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Alaska Senate Finance Committee voted 5-4 on Saturday to pay out the full permanent fund dividend amount of roughly $3,000 this year. The full Senate could vote on the bill as soon as Monday.The committee combined the dividend amount language with a bill to reverse most of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s line-item vetoes.If the Legislature passes a full PFD, it would cost $875 million more than is supposed to be drawn from the permanent fund’s earnings reserve under a law passed last year.Supporters of a full dividend have said the state should follow the formula in a 1982 law. Opponents have said the full amount would put the future of the earnings reserve and dividends at risk.The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote for the third time Monday on a bill to fund the capital budget.Watch the latest legislative coverage from Gavel Alaska. Share this story:last_img read more

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CAR-T therapies prove durable, stopping cancer for months — even years — in some patients

first_img Adam Feuerstein About the Author Reprints @adamfeuerstein Log In | Learn More Hyacinth Empinado/STAT Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED [email protected] By Adam Feuerstein Dec. 10, 2017 Reprints What is it? What’s included?center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED ATLANTA — It’s CAR-T Sunday at the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting, where researchers representing Gilead Sciences (GILD), Novartis (NVS) and Bluebird Bio (BLUE) are addressing the assembled media horde.Here’s your quick summary: The complete remission rate to Gilead’s Yescarta remains durable after more than one year of follow up. There are no surprises in the details from the previously announced (and positive) JULIET study of Novartis’ Kymriah in aggressive lymphoma. And the updated overall response to Bluebird’s BB2121 in multiple myeloma is now one patient short of 100 percent. No longer perfect, but very close. CAR-T therapies prove durable, stopping cancer for months — even years — in some patients Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Biotech Tags biotechnologycancerdrug developmentlast_img read more

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Details announced as Laois artists to perform huge concert for three worthy causes

first_img Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Details for a huge concert, People Power Charity Concert, featuring Laois artists in aid of three very worthy organisations have been announced.Kolbe Special School, the Cuisle Centre, and Nakhon Si Thammarat Home For Boys in Thailand are all set to benefit from the concert on March 22.The 240-seater Dunamaise Arts Centre will host acts such as Joe S, Steven Kelly, Steppin’ Her Out and Nova to raise funds for the groups.Joe S performed at Electric Picnic this year, while Steven Kelly appeared on Ireland’s Got Talent in 2018.While the Irish trad group based in Galway – Steppin’ Her Out – features Laois man Thomas Connolly as a sean-nós dancer.Organiser Fionn Marum’s band Nova will also be performing on the night, and he picked the Nakhon Si Thammarat Home For Boys in Thailand as that is where his youngest brother is from.Fionn said: “Acts to perform on the night include: Joe S, who has performed at Electric Picnic this year, Steven Kelly who appeared on Ireland’s Got Talent in 2018, Irish trad group based in Galway, Steppin’ Her Out, which features Laois man Thomas Connolly as a sean-nós dancer, my band, Nova, who released two singles in 2018.“It is billed as local artists raising much needed funds for important charities, like Cuisle, and in Kolbe’s case, overlooked services, as well as changing the lives of hundreds of children in a far off country also.“Young people in Portlaoise come together on the Dunamaise stage to make a positive impact in our local community and abroad, for the greater good. Come along to help them to make a difference. Together we can!”See schedule below and tickets, which cost €10, can be purchased here. Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Laois Ladies name youthful panel for 2019 campaign Facebook Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 26th January 2019 center_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleMy Club and I: Portlaoise Panthers U-20 captain Claire Melia going for the National Cup titleNext articleRemember the Game: Ballyfin College and Heywood CS in South Leinster final in January 2000 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Details announced as Laois artists to perform huge concert for three worthy causes Community Home News Details announced as Laois artists to perform huge concert for three worthy… News Council Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year TAGSPeople Power Concert Facebooklast_img read more

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‘Tillage farmers fighting on their backs to survive’ say IFA as tough harvest continues

first_img ‘Tillage farmers fighting on their backs to survive’ say IFA as tough harvest continues Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Previous articleTop quality mark awarded to well-known Portlaoise businessNext articleFour men due in court today following seizure of €90,000 of drugs in Portlaoise LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date News It’s been one of the toughest harvests in years for tillage farmers and IFA President Tim Cullinan says he wants an immediate assessment from the Department of Agriculture of the damage that has been done.“Due the greater proportion of Spring crops and poor weather, over 50% of the area remains to be harvested,” he said.“Many farmers had already suffered the impact of a difficult winter followed by drought conditions in late spring. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival center_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp TAGSIFATim Cullinan By LaoisToday Reporter – 31st August 2020 Home News Farming ‘Tillage farmers fighting on their backs to survive’ say IFA as tough… NewsFarming “However, the continuing wet and stormy conditions have left farmers at breaking point,” he said.“Some areas in the south and south east have received 160mm of rain in August, which is 60% more than the norm. Regions which had escaped the worse effects of the drought have lost any positive yield potential due to the adverse weather,” he said.IFA Grain Chairman Mark Browne said current grain prices will leave farmers suffering significant losses.Normally a poor local harvest, along with lower yields across the EU, would result in higher prices which would somewhat compensate for yield. However, the continued mass importation of third country grains into Ireland, which are illegal to produce here, is undermining the market.“Tillage farmers are now fighting on their backs to survive,” he said.“The government and the feed industry cannot wash their hands of the issue, nor can they expect growers to stand idly by while environmentally unsustainable third country imports decimate the Irish tillage sector,” he said.“Growers are under huge pressure, with this growing anger and frustration demonstrated at the recent tillage grower protest in Waterford,” he said.“Buyers of all grains must pay prices which support local sustainable production. Despite being too late for many growers, purchasers of premium crops in particular, must immediately introduce whatever derogations are necessary to maximise the intake of these crops,” he said.“It is vital that the Taoiseach appoints an Agriculture Minister next week who will introduce appropriate measures to support the sector through this difficult time,” he said.SEE ALSO – Open Letter from Dr Ronan Glynn as schools around the country settle into new routines Electric Picnic last_img read more

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Kaufman: Partnering for proper and efficient exempt market regulation

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UPDATED: Vancouver dropping charges against pet groomer who opened in Phase 1

first_imgUPDATED: Vancouver dropping charges against pet groomer who opened in Phase 1Posted by Chris BrownDate: Thursday, August 6, 2020in: Newsshare 0 Kelly Carroll’s attorney says she may file a wrongful prosecution lawsuit in federal courtVANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver is dismissing its case against a Battle Ground woman who opened her pet grooming business in defiance of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.In a release on Thursday morning, the Vancouver City Attorney’s office noted that the investigation by City Attorney Jonathan Young revealed Kelly Carroll had taken “proactive steps” to make her PetBiz dog grooming business essential under the governor’s order by “adding dog daycare services and serving essential workers.”The city of Vancouver is dropping charges against Kelly Carroll, a Battle Ground woman who opened her pet grooming business on May 16. Photo courtesy Kelly CarrollThe city of Vancouver is dropping charges against Kelly Carroll, a Battle Ground woman who opened her pet grooming business on May 16. Photo courtesy Kelly Carroll“This fact was never argued by the defense,” the city wrote in its release, “but the role of a prosecutor is unique in our legal system and requires a commitment to seeking truth rather than convictions.”Carroll’s attorney, Angus Lee, called the “newly discovered” evidence “political cover” by the city in an attempt to dismiss “bad prosecution.”“This was not a prosecution, it was a persecution that appears motivated by political and religious animus at the City Attorney’s Office,” Lee wrote. “There was never any legitimate basis for the prosecution of Ms. Carroll, which is made clear by the City’s last minute admission that she was actually innocent.”Carroll reopened her business at 5620 NE Gher Road on May 16, while Clark County was still in Phase 1 of reopening. She did so following a rally outside which drew the attention of Vancouver police, who then visited the business three days later.In the report filed by police, the officer noted that “a customer picked up her two dogs and paid for the service with a credit card, so there was no mistaking that Carroll was open for, and conducting business at that location.”On May 29, Carroll was charged with violating an emergency order, and faced up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. In its motion to dismiss, the city noted that it had learned the customer observed paying for services on May 19 was “an essential worker,” and that Carroll had expanded her business to include pet daycare services prior to reopening.Young’s motion also acknowledges that the officer who filed a report on the May 16 rally later admitted that he had “not read or familiarized himself with the Governor’s Orders,” and thus was not in a position to testify that any laws were broken.Lee had a different interpretation of that bit of information.“Clearly the City was worried about what the officer would admit in that interview,” he wrote. “The City now admits that Ms. Carroll was actually innocent,” Lee added. “And while she is happy to have the charges dismissed, the wrongful and selective prosecution of Ms. Carroll has caused her great financial and emotional harm. Because of this selective prosecution for a crime she did not commit, she has also experienced massive online harassment, and damage to her professional reputation.”Lee had filed two previous motions to have Carroll’s case dismissed, and a hearing had been scheduled for Aug. 11.In an additional motion to dismiss the case filed on Aug. 3, Lee argued that the city’s legal action appeared prejudiced, and based on Carroll’s political views. The Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution, he noted, prohibits prosecution based on “race, religion, or other arbitrary classification, such as one’s speech or political views.”Kelly Carroll poses with a sign outside of the Clark County Courthouse in the weeks after she was charged with violating the governor’s order by opening her pet grooming business during Phase 1 of the Safe Start Washington reopening plan. Photo courtesy Kelly CarrollKelly Carroll poses with a sign outside of the Clark County Courthouse in the weeks after she was charged with violating the governor’s order by opening her pet grooming business during Phase 1 of the Safe Start Washington reopening plan. Photo courtesy Kelly Carroll“It is abundantly clear from the record that Ms. Carroll was selected by the City Attorney’s Office for prosecution because she had spoke (sic) out against the lockdown,” wrote Lee, “and because she had a public rally where many of those present waived the American flag and engaged in prayer.”Two days before the city filed the charges against Carroll, Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes wrote a letter to Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and the City Council, noting that the city would be taking an educational and informative approach to enforcing the governor’s Stay Home-Stay Healthy order.Lee says another email sent by the city’s Emergency Manager notes that over 15,000 reports of business non-compliance had already been received, with no evidence that legal action had been taken against any of them. Instead, the Community and Economic Development Department was asked to notify businesses they were out of compliance first, which Lee says was never done in Carroll’s case.The city’s legal action against Carroll and her business became a focal point for protest groups, who rallied at city hall, and outside the homes of Young and Deputy City Attorney Kevin McClure. One protest prompted Young to file a complaint with Vancouver Police, alleging that the group was guilty of “threatening a public servant.”Vancouver Police declined to pursue the case, noting that officers at the scene of the protest observed no direct threats from the group towards Young or McClure.Young also alleged that Carroll was personally at the protest outside of his home, but Vancouver Police concluded that there was no evidence to support that, and Carroll has directly stated that she did not attend the rally on June 28.The city’s decision to drop its case against Carroll may not be the end of its legal entanglement with the Battle Ground business owner. In his email, Lee said he would likely soon be filing a federal lawsuit for wrongful prosecution against the city on Carroll’s behalf.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Friends of Hospice of SW Washington to hold Virtual Fundraising Event Next : WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Thursday, August 6, 2020AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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CU Wizard To Use Exploding Soap Bubbles And Dry Ice To Show Chemistry In Action

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The booms and bangs of chemical reactions will reverberate at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Saturday, May 15, during the CU Wizards show “Polymers, Foams and Pressures.” Associate professor of chemistry Tarek Sammakia’s show will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry room 140. It is free and open to the public. CU Wizards is an annual series during the school year that introduces topics in astronomy, chemistry and physics and is intended primarily for students in grades five through nine. During the show Sammakia will ignite hydrogen soap bubbles, crush a can using only air pressure and demonstrate the manufacture and properties of polymers such as nylon, acrylic and foams. He will use both fire and dry ice to demonstrate how energy is released in the form of pressure changes during chemical reactions. The audience will see both explosions and implosions, as well as learn about the properties of polymers. For more information about CU Wizards call (303) 492-6952 or visit http://www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/wizards/cuwizards.html. Published: May 4, 2004 last_img read more

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Apollo Hospitals, RCR, HEE to address shortage of skilled radiologists in India and the UK

first_img Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts By salil sule on March 30, 2018 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Articlecenter_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” As part of the collaboration, eligible Indian radiologists will work and train in the NHS partner hospitals for a three year periodThe Apollo Hospitals Group announced its collaboration with the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), UK to help address the shortage of skilled radiologists in the NAtional Health Service (NHS) and the Indian health system. Through the partnership, Apollo Radiology International (ARI), a specialty division of the Group, will provide opportunities to Indian radiologists to work for fixed terms in the UK. These jobs will help in providing experience and exposure to contemporary clinical developments in the field of radiology. The partnership envisages to help address the shortage of skilled radiologists in the UK NHS system.As part of the collaboration, eligible Indian radiologists will work and train in the NHS partner hospitals for a three year period. The jobs will involve providing a general radiology service to the UK hospital and at the same time getting subspecialty training in their area of interest. At the end of the three year period the Radiologists will come back to India and exercise their enhanced skills for the benefit of Indian patients and improve the quality and delivery of health services.The leadership of the RCR and Health Education England (HEE), which provides national leadership and coordination for the education and training for the health workforce in the UK, agreed the collaboration with the Apollo Group during their visit to India.Speaking on the collaboration, Sangita Reddy, Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “We are delighted to have partnered with the Royal College of Radiologists and Health Education England to enhance multi-fold the availability of trained radiologists in the NHS and Indian health system. The need rapidly to up-skill and train radiologists is of immense importance, given the need for the specialty in the prevention and management of diseases, quaternary care and surgical interventions. This partnership builds on the legacy of collaboration between Apollo and the NHS, and we are confident that this engagement will help address the critical shortage of a skilled radiology workforce in India and the UK.”Dr Nicola Strickland, President of the RCR said, “This partnership will ensure that Indian radiologists get an opportunity to enhance their skills through exposure to the NHS system. Not only will this be beneficial to help address the shortages in the NHS, it will also strengthen the Indian health delivery system, when these trained radiologists return to work in India after their three year engagement. We look forward to strengthening this partnership in the years ahead.” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Apollo Hospitals, RCR, HEE to address shortage of skilled radiologists in India and the UK News last_img read more

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Man with arsenal allegedly threatened hotel mass shooting

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorMan with arsenal allegedly threatened hotel mass shooting Aug. 22, 2019 at 5:55 amBad BehaviorBriefsCrimeNewsMan with arsenal allegedly threatened hotel mass shootingAssociated Press2 years agoarsenalLong Beach Marriottmass shootingPolice Chief Robert LunaRodolfo Montoya A cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel was arrested after he allegedly threatened a mass shooting and stockpiled guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his home, police said Wednesday.Rodolfo Montoya, 37, was taken into custody Tuesday at his Huntington Beach home, police said.Montoya was upset over a work-related human resources issue when he told a co-worker at the Long Beach Marriott on Monday that “he was going to shoot up fellow employees and people coming into the hotel,” Police Chief Robert Luna said.The employee told the hotel’s general manager, who contacted police.A search of Montoya’s Huntington Beach home turned up assault-style rifles and other weapons, dozens of high-capacity magazines and hundreds of bullets, police said.Montoya “had clear plans, intent and the means to carry out an act of violence that may have resulted in a mass casualty incident,” Luna said.At the news conference, Luna thanked Imran Ahmed, the hotel’s general manager, for calling authorities.“Sir, you saved many lives, not only of your employees but any customers that may have been at the Marriott when this guy decided to show up and carry out his threat,” Luna said.The chief said Montoya didn’t appear to have any criminal history that would have prevented him from legally buying guns, although some of the weapons and high-capacity magazines at his home may be illegal.Montoya was held on suspicion of making, possessing and distributing assault weapons and making criminal threats. He was held on $500,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney.Associated PressTags :arsenalLong Beach Marriottmass shootingPolice Chief Robert LunaRodolfo Montoyashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSparks beat Lynx 81-71 for 9th straight home winCity Council to vote on sexual violence protections, workload limits for hotel housekeepersYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author11 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agolast_img read more

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Spieth on verge of second win in as many weeks

first_imgWINDERMERE, Fla. – Jordan Spieth flew from Japan to Australia to Dallas the last two weeks, took a day off and then came over to Florida for the Hero World Challenge. His game traveled with him. One week and half-a-world away from his six-shot victory in the Australian Open, Spieth was practically flawless Saturday at Isleworth. He opened with three straight birdies and capped his day with a 50-foot birdie putt for a 9-under 63 and a seven-shot lead over Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson. ”Felt strong coming off last week,” Spieth said. ”Job is not done this week, but I’m a believer in my own momentum. I’m going to go out tomorrow with a very similar strategy to today. If the putts go and the breaks go my way, hopefully shoot a round like today. If not, I’m still going to have to shoot under par to win this golf tournament.” Spieth was at 20-under 196. He said he has never been 20 under on any course through 54 holes, and he has never finished a tournament that many under par. That gave him a target for Sunday, when he goes after his second straight victory. Tournament host Tiger Woods was 20 shots behind and in dire need of his antibiotics taking effect. Woods lost his voice overnight and had nausea on the practice range and the golf course. He felt slightly better at the end of his round when he made three straight birdies for a 69. He remained in last place. Hero World Challenge: Articles, videos and photos Bradley made four straight birdies around the turn on his way to a 65. He will play in the final group with Spieth. ”I’ve got to shoot a low one and get some help from Jordan,” said Bradley, who has not won in more than two years. ”He’s such a good player. I don’t expect that. I’m going to have to shoot a really low one.” Stenson, who played in the final group with Spieth on Saturday, recovered from a sluggish start with four birdies over his last eight holes for a 68. ”I don’t think anybody is going to catch him tomorrow unless he’s having a really bad day,” Stenson said. ”Seems to be a one-horse race going into Sunday. He’s a very solid player and playing solid golf at a very young age.” Stenson recalls Spieth making a spirited charge at the Swede in the Tour Championship last year. He also is aware that Spieth finished one shot out of a playoff in Japan and won in Sydney against a field that included Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott. ”We’re going to see a lot of him in the years to come,” Stenson said. Spieth elected to return Saturday morning to complete the rain-delayed second round instead of finishing in darkness. He had clear vision in the morning – not only of his chip to 5 feet to save par, but of Steve Stricker’s 50-foot birdie attempt across the green. Spieth had about the same putt later in the day, only going in the opposite direction of Stricker’s putt. That at least gave him an idea of the speed, though he had imagined a 3-foot circle around the hole that he would have accepted to walk off with par. This turned out even better. The putt dropped for an unlikely birdie, and Spieth raised his putter as it dropped. He was all smiles walking off the green. ”I put my putter up, which usually means it will find a way to lip out,” Spieth said. No chance on this day. He opened with an 18-foot birdie putt on No. 1, got a good bounce with his 7-iron on the par-3 second to about 8 feet, and then made birdie on the par-3 third. After that, his iron play and his short game – always exquisite – were so good that he didn’t need to make any big putts. Wrapping up his second full season as a pro, Spieth gets a new experience on Sunday – playing with a big lead. ”I think I’ve got to have a number tomorrow to go out and really chase,” he said. ”I haven’t finished in the 20s (under par) before ever in my career, and I think most of the guys that are in this event have somewhere. So that would be a good goal, to go out there and shoot under par. Hopefully, it’s good enough.” Bradley will be chasing with a short putter, as he has done this week ahead of the Jan. 1, 2016, ban on the anchored stroke used for his belly putter. Bradley in the 2011 PGA Championship was the first player to win a major using a belly putter. ”I’ve had five years and hours and hours of practice that are now taken away from me,” he said. ”But it’s fun to come out here and prove to everybody and myself that it’s not a big deal. This is probably the best three days of putting I’ve had in a couple of years.”last_img read more

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