McIlroy makes slow progress

first_imgA Valhalla course set up for low scoring succeeded in producing early drama in the third round of the 96th US PGA Championship, although not perhaps as expected. Press Association England’s Danny Willett had looked on course for something even better after playing his first 13 holes in six under, meaning he needed to play the final five in three under to shoot the first ever 62 in a major. However, Willett bogeyed the 14th and had to settle for a 66 to finish six under. “I had no clue about the record to be honest. I was just trying to go forward and keep pushing,” he told Press Association Sport. “I didn’t hit the ball fantastic but just scored phenomenally, especially as my back was not feeling great this morning.” McIlroy reclaimed the lead when Day bogeyed the sixth after a wild drive and the Northern Irishman was two clear when he holed from five feet on the par-five seventh for birdie. However, McIlroy duffed his chip from the edge of the eighth green to drop his first shot of the day and was just one ahead of Day, Fowler and Palmer, with European trio Henrik Stenson, Mikko Ilonen and Bernd Wiesberger another stroke back on a crowded leaderboard. More than a dozen players had broken 70 by the time the final group of Rory McIlroy and Jason Day teed off at 3pm local time, but the leading duo were soon scrambling for spectacular pars rather than picking up birdies. Day hooked his tee shot on the second so badly that it cleared Floyd’s Fork, the creek running down the left-hand side of the hole, and into deep grass on the far side. Television commentator David Feherty initially looked to be searching for the ball in order for Day to work out where he could take a penalty drop, but the Australian then sent his caddie Colin Swatton to wade through the creek to assist. When the ball was found in a good enough lie for Day to be able to play it, the 26-year-old then took his shoes and socks off as well and made the journey across to the other side. Instructing Swatton to “throw me a pitching wedge”, Day duly hacked out of the rough, pitched onto the green and holed from 12 feet for a remarkable par. Two holes later it was McIlroy’s turn to escape with a par after pulling his drive into a hazard on the par-four fourth, which had been reduced to 292 yards to allow players to try to drive the green. After taking a drop McIlroy pitched to 11 feet and holed the putt, although he was joined in the lead by Day who was left with a tap-in birdie after missing from close range for an eagle. Both players then made birdie on the fifth to move to 10 under par, one ahead of Jim Furyk and two clear of Rickie Fowler and Ryan Palmer. England’s Lee Westwood, seeking a first major title at the 67th attempt, had shown McIlroy just how to play the fourth hole, hitting his drive to three feet and holing for an eagle two to move to seven under. American Hunter Mahan had set the early clubhouse target on seven under par after a 65 which equalled the lowest round of the week. last_img read more

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Indian Premier League: Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad

first_imgHyderabad: Mumbai Indians registered their third win in Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday night as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs. After posting 136 on the board, the visitors defended the small total with some quality bowling. The home side were bundled out for 96 in 17.4 overs. In-form openers Jonny Bairstow (16) and David Warner (15) started well but went back when the score was 33. Then they lost 10 wickets in 63 runs. Playing his first IPL match Alzarri Joseph of Antigua took 6 wickets for 12 in 3.4 overs.Earlier, a disciplined bowling effort by Sunrisers Hyderabad helped restrict Mumbai Indians to a modest 136/7. Mumbai kept on losing wickets at regular intervals as the Hyderabad bowlers not only kept on jolting the visitors, but also maintained a decent economy. It was Kieron Pollard (46* off 26, 4×2, 6×4) who once again showed some resistance down the order to propel his team past the 100-run mark.Put into bat, Mumbai started slowly before Mohammad Nabi drew the first blood by dismissing visiting skipper Rohit Sharma for 11. Sandeep Sharma soon delivered another blow by trapping Suryakumar Yadav plumb in front of the wicket. With Mumbai reeling at 28/2, Quinton de Kock (19 off 18) and Ishan Kishan (17 off 21) tried to stabilise the innings. However, the two couldn’t taste much success as de Kock was sent back by Siddarth Kaul in the ninth over with the scoreboard reading 43/3.Ishan and Krunal Pandya then added 20 runs in the next 2.2 overs before Kaul cut short Krunal’s stay. The Mumbai all-rounder top-edged a short delivery that landed safely in the hands of wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.Mumbai suffered another blow soon when Ishan was caught short of the crease while trying to steal a quick single. The hosts kept on picking wickets in quick succession as Hardik Pandya (14) and Rahul Chahar (10) too departed soon with just 97 runs on board. However, Pollard’s heroics in the last few overs helped the three-time champions reach a modest total.For Hyderabad, Kaul scalped two wickets while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi picked up one wicket each.Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians: 136/7 in 20 overs (Kieron Pollard 46 not out, Quinton de Kock 19; Siddharth Kaul 2/34) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 96/10 in 17.4 overs (Deepak Hooda 20, Alzarri Joseph 6/12, Rahul Chahar 2/21). IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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Marlon Tuipulotu, top defensive tackle recruit, flips to USC

first_imgThe top defensive tackle in the nation for the class of 2017, Marlon Tuipulotu, announced Monday night via Twitter that he will be decommitting from Washington and joining the USC football team next fall as a freshman. The announcement comes nine days before National Signing Day.USC hosted Tuipulotu on an official visit this weekend before the five-star defensive lineman announced his decision Monday. “This was a tough decision for me, and I have nothing but love for the players, the school and the coaches at the [University of Washington] … I honestly wish them nothing but the best in everything they do,” Tuipulotu said on Twitter. “I am still planning to graduate early and will be attending the University of Southern California.”Tuipulotu will be graduating from Central High School in Independence, Ore. this week; he will enroll early at USC and arrive on campus this semester. The 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive lineman was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in his senior season. Recruiting sites such 247Sports have rated Tuipulotu as a five-star tackle, while Rivals projected him as a four-star prospect. Tuipulotu was rated the top recruit from the state of Oregon this season. He is ranked the No. 60 player overall nationally in the composite rankings. The acquisition of Tuipulotu is crucial for USC. Tuipulotu will aid in filling a large hole at defensive tackle for USC after the team lost players such as Noah Jefferson to transfer and Rose Bowl MVP Stevie Tu’ikolovatu to graduation. Tuipulotu, a long time Washington commit, made his initial verbal commitment to play for the Huskies back in April 2016. In addition to recruiting Tuipulotu, USC also hosted the No. 2 rated defensive tackle in the nation, Jay Tufele,  on an official visit this past weekend.last_img read more

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AAT and DMG MORI USA join hands for onmachine measurement software

first_imgSource: http://www.aat3d.com/ This is a vital step in the digitalization of the manufacturing process which enables parts to be manufactured with highest level of precision with full confidence directly from the machining center. This partnership is great news for the manufacturing community as AAT and DMG MORI will jointly provide a complete solution allowing customers to achieve their manufacturing goals with less effort and lower costs.” Having the ability to perform CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine) measurement and metrology tasks is an important part of ‘Smart Machining’ manufacturing processes. CappsNC provides capabilities to quickly develop measurement programs offline and run these programs directly on CNC machine tools in a similar way to a CMM. Measurement results are used to adjust machining process parameters such as calculating precise work offsets, dynamic tool compensations and other critical data feedback in an automated process together with providing complete part inspection and SPC reports.AAT’s CEO Ray Karadayi states:center_img Feb 21 2019Applied Automation Technologies, Inc. (AAT) and DMG MORI USA Inc. will offer this innovative technology as a solution within the DMG MORI Qualified Products (DMQP) program.last_img read more

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Researchers discover new biomarker for postoperative liver dysfunction

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 18 2019Postoperative liver dysfunction (failure) is the most serious complication that can occur following liver resection (full or partial hepatectomy) to remove liver tumors. Hitherto, the only tests available for preoperative risk stratification are both time-consuming and expensive. A MedUni Vienna research group has now shown that a particular microRNA signature has the potential to serve as a rapid and reliable predictor. The results of this study were recently published in the specialist journal “Hepatology”.There is an urgent need for an easily accessible preoperative test to predict postoperative liver function recovery and thereby determine the optimal timing of liver resection, particularly since the currently available methods are either costly, time-consuming or invasive.Related StoriesMetabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver diseaseNovel biomarker-guided approach has potential for treatment of common liver cancerScientists develop new way to detect and switch off ticking time bomb of liver diseaseFor several years now, the groups led by Patrick Starlinger from MedUni Vienna’s Department of Surgery and Alice Assinger from MedUni Vienna’s Center for Physiology and Pharmacology have focused on the prediction of postoperative liver dysfunction and clinical outcomes that can be expected following liver resection. MicroRNA signatures represent a new approach in this research and are already known as potent diagnostic, prognostic and treatment response biomarkers for many different diseases.The researchers have now identified particular microRNA signatures as biomarkers for liver failure. Using next-generation sequencing, 554 miRNAs were detected in preoperative plasma of 21 patients suffering from postoperative liver dysfunction (LD) following liver resection and 27 matched controls.Subsequently, the researchers identified a miRNA signature (consisting of miRNAs 151a – 5p, 192-5p and 122-5p), which strongly correlated with patients developing postoperative liver dysfunction following liver resection. The predictive potential for postoperative liver dysfunction was subsequently confirmed in an independent validation cohort of 98 patients.The two miRNA ratios 151a-5p to 192-5p and 122-5p to 151a-5p were found to reliably predict postoperative liver dysfunction, severe morbidity, prolonged ICU and hospital stay and even mortality prior to surgery.”We were able to achieve a remarkable degree of accuracy, thereby outperforming established markers,” explains Patrick Starlinger, “This will help us in terms of individualized patient care and to tailor surgical strategies to the specific risk profile of the patient.” Source:https://www.meduniwien.ac.at/web/en/about-us/news/detailsite/2019/news-im-maerz-2019/liver-cancer-discovery-of-new-biomarker-for-liver-dysfunction-following-partial-hepatectomy/last_img read more

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PM to lay foundation stone for highway projects in Odisha on SaturdayPM

first_imgJanuary 03, 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Rs 3,318 crore highway projects in Odisha on January 5, the government said on Thursday.“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do Bhoomi Pujan for three national highway projects of nearly 200 kilometres worth Rs 3,318 crore in Baripada in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha this Saturday,” Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement. The projects include four-laning of Rimuli-Koida section of NH-215 (new NH-520), Koida-Rajamunda section of NH-215 (new NH-520) and Singara-Binjabahal section of NH-6 (new NH-49). The works include construction of four bypasses, three flyovers, 11 vehicular underpasses, 12 major bridges, 50 minor bridges and 34 kilometres of service road.“The projects will improve inter-state connectivity between Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha, as also the connectivity of mineral rich districts with other parts and ports of the state,” the statement said. The projects are likely to contribute towards generation of employment opportunities, along with substantial gains in terms of reduced operating cost of vehicles, it added. COMMENT COMMENTS PM to visit Odisha on January 5, 16 SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE Infrastructure and Construction RELATED Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file photo) Orissa Published on The projects will improve inter-state connectivity between Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odishalast_img read more

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