Conservatives will lose next election unless Theresa May chucks Chequers, David Davis tells MPs

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Juneau police investigate death of man found outdoors

first_imgUncategorizedJuneau police investigate death of man found outdoorsMay 14, 2016 by Associated Press Share:Juneau police are investigating the death of a man found Friday afternoon near the Brotherhood Bridge.Police say they’ve determined the man’s identity, and believe he lived in Alaska but was not from Juneau.Police say they received a 911 call from someone shortly after 3 p.m. Friday who was concerned about an individual who was lying on the grass near the bridge.The man on the grass was dead when officers arrived. According to police, foul play is not suspected in the death.Share this story:last_img

Were women foolish to follow Angelina Jolie into BRCA cancer gene testing?

first_imgGut CheckWere women foolish to follow Angelina Jolie into BRCA cancer gene testing? As revenue falls, a pioneer of cancer gene testing slams rivals with overblown claims Tags cancergeneticswomen’s health About the Author Reprints Sharon Begley For one thing, the conclusion that a large majority of the Angelina-effect women tested negative (and should never have undergone testing in the first place) is an inference based on the lower rates of mastectomy. The researchers “do not know how many of these women tested positive” for a cancer-causing mutation, Mary Freivogel, a genetic counselor in Denver and president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, told STAT. It’s therefore quite a leap to infer that BRCA testing was unnecessary.Critics have also argued that 60 days is too short a period to count the number of mastectomies resulting from BRCA tests.Writer Suzanne Zuppello was found to have a cancer-causing BRCA1 mutation in March 2015; she had a double mastectomy that October. That lag isn’t unusual. It takes two weeks to get test results, at least a week to see a breast surgeon and gynecologic oncologist, weeks to decide between surveillance (frequent breast imaging) and surgery (both of which are equally valid options for BRCA-positive women), weeks to schedule the required pre-mastectomy mammogram or MRI, time to think long and hard about surgery, and at least a week to get on a surgeon’s schedule, Zuppello wrote in Medium. All that mitigates against a quick post-BRCA mastectomy.Another odd thing about concluding that “Angelina effect” women weren’t in the high-risk group for whom BRCA testing is recommended is that it’s not easy to get insurers to cover the $3,000 test. They almost never do unless a woman has a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer (as Jolie did). Since the Harvard researchers analyzed insurance claims, experts said, the test was probably covered because the women were suitable candidates for it — not women who were blindly, or in a panic, emulating a celeb.“We do not know how many met standard guidelines for BRCA testing,” said Freivogel, but the insurance claims “tell me that most of these women probably did meet criteria for testing.” Angelina Jolie announced in May 2013 that she underwent a double mastectomy based on a positive BRCA test. Jason Merritt/Getty Images Leave this field empty if you’re human: Moreover, many women who learn they have a BRCA mutation opt for surveillance instead of mastectomy, in part because they fear undergoing such life-changing surgery. Women tested before Jolie’s announcement might have differed in a key way from those tested before: They might well have met the family history or other criteria for testing, but have been afraid to have it until Jolie’s brave announcement. That same fear and tendency to postpone life-changing decisions could account for why 10 percent of women tested before Jolie’s announcement had mastectomies within 60 days of their test compared to only 7 percent of those tested after.Harvard’s Jena said his critics “are exactly right: 60 days may very well be too short for many women.” Although the drop in mastectomies within 60 days of BRCA testing was their main finding, he added, mastectomy rates within 90 and 180 days were also lower after Jolie’s announcement than before. Since the likelihood of mastectomy within 180 days “is quite high,” Jena said, “the vast majority of women who underwent BRCA testing as a result of Jolie’s editorial did not end up receiving preventive mastectomy, most likely because the additional tests obtained were negative.”The verdict:That’s a long chain of inference — no mastectomy within six months of BRCA testing implies no mastectomy, period; no mastectomy implies a negative BRCA result; a negative BRCA result implies the woman shouldn’t have undergone testing — and it makes for a shaky conclusion. [email protected] Privacy Policy Really?Genetic counselors, physicians, and BRCA-positive women have lit up social media attacking the study.advertisement Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. Please enter a valid email address. By Sharon Begley Jan. 5, 2017 Reprints Gut Check looks at health claims made by studies, newsmakers, or conventional wisdom. We ask: Should you believe this?The claim:Swayed by the power of celebrity, many women needlessly rushed to get genetic testing for the cancer-causing BRCA mutations right after actress Angelina Jolie announced in May 2013 that she underwent a double mastectomy based on a positive BRCA test, concluded a study in the BMJ last month.Tell me more:Other studies, too, have reported an uptick in BRCA testing after Jolie’s announcement — the “Angelina effect” — but this one went further. Although insurance claims for nearly 10 million women aged 18 to 64 showed that BRCA testing rose 64 percent in the 15 days after Jolie described her BRCA result and surgery, that wasn’t followed by additional mastectomies.One would expect an uptick in BRCA testing to be followed by an uptick in mastectomies, reasoned health economist Dr. Anupam Jena and graduate student Sunita Desai of Harvard Medical School: When women learn they carry a cancer-causing BRCA mutation, more undergo mastectomy than if they had remained in the dark. But the rate of mastectomy within 60 days of a BRCA test fell, they found, from 10 percent of tested women in the four months before Jolie’s announcement to 7 percent in the eight months after (through the end of 2013). That suggests most women who underwent BRCA testing because of Jolie’s announcement had a lower probability of a BRCA mutation than women tested before her announcement, the researchers concluded.advertisement Related: BRCA testing is recommended for women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer or other risk factors, but the authors said their finding suggests that most of the women who got tested didn’t have an elevated risk of cancer and provides a cautionary tale about the unintended consequences of celebrity endorsements of medical tests and procedures. They calculated that the extra testing cost as much as $13.5 million. @sxbegle Newsletters Sign up for Cancer Briefing A weekly look at the latest in cancer research, treatment, and patient care.last_img read more

Meet the Laois woman doing nutrition differently

first_imgHome We Are Laois Meet the Laois woman doing nutrition differently We Are Laois Meet the Laois woman doing nutrition differently TAGSFuel your rootsMary FitzpatrickNutrition RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Previous articleMoment in Time: Great images from Abbeyleix Fete in 2009Next article‘Make Portlaoise a deaf friendly town’ – Irish Sign Language is expanding in Laois Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. By Sarah Cullen – 6th August 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Community Twitter Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Community A Laois woman is carving out a nice niche for herself with her own Health Food business – selling her own produce and building a considerable following on social media.Mary Fitzpatrick, who is from Clough, combines her job as a teacher with her passion for healthy living, with her business Fuel Your Roots promoting a new outlook on nutrition with food to heal and fuel the mind and body.Mary creates and makes her own recipes which she then sells to fairs, festivals and friends. She also does consultations for people either individually or in groups, offering advice on dietary and lifestyle needs, weightloss, digestive issues and the like.Nutritional Therapy Mary knows exactly what she’s talking about when it comes to good food, and has been studying the subject extensively for two years.“I began studying Nutrition coaching and then Nutritional therapy two years ago whilst living in the Middle East. I am studying with the Irish Institute of Nutritional Health based in Bray.“They offered an option of studying via an interactive online course or by attending weekend lectures, and as I was living abroad I opted for the online course.“The course focuses on educating its students to deliver a holistic, person-centered approach that uses whole foods, phytonutrients, therapeutic food supplements and lifestyle changes to assist clients to restore and safeguard sound health.“There is a focus on figuring out the root of the problem.  I have another year of study and then six months of clinical work, so I am expecting another heavy year of study to come.  But I am really enjoying the course content. ”Creating recipesMary is no stranger to the kitchen, having loved to cook and bake from a young age, but much more unhealthy goods than what she makes now!“I usually take inspiration from other dishes and try to recreate them in a healthier way that agrees with my tummy.  I also love to base my dishes around a variety of wholefoods.“I eat spinach with almost everything and try to get in as many vegetables as I can throughout the day. I am pretty health conscious and enjoy keeping fit, so that really motivates me to create healthy recipes that will fuel my body correctly.Just some of the dishes created by Mary Fitzpatrick and shared on her Fuel Your Roots Social media pages“It’s fantastic to hear people say that they have tried a certain recipe of mine and enjoyed, I get such a buzz.“I think it’s so important to ensure that recipes are kept simple and It’s even more important for the person to know why they are eating certain foods.”InspirationThe business idea was fueled by the effect eating badly had on both her mental and physical health in her early 20s.“I was heavily influenced by social media and those around me.  My head was infested with the idea that you must weigh a certain weight or wear a certain clothing size to be accepted into society.“Obviously none of that is true but it wasn’t easy to convince my 21-year-old self that.  I completely undernourished and over-exercised my body which caused great stress on my mental and physical health, which ultimately triggered a multitude of digestive problems.”Time spent living in the Middle East had a huge impact on her work, and an involvement in GAA gave her a great outlet to get her food out there.“Every few weeks, a different team hosted a tournament, where all of the different GAA teams would travel to and compete in the different competitions.“I played with Abu Dhabi Na Fianna and at each tournament I noticed that it was really difficult to find some healthy snacks that we could eat between games, as most of it was fast food.“So I started to make protein bliss balls and energy balls as a healthier snack for me and my friends at training. They all loved them and asked could they order a batch for the games, so from there orders grew and expanded to other teams.“At the same time I was studying, I hosted wellness nights with two friends, talking nutrition, mindfulness and practicing yoga.“This was a fantastic event and I would love to do one here. Once I moved home, I started to take clients in my spare time.  This is where I interview the client and discuss their health concerns, and from there, we agree on a programme of dietary and lifestyle recommendations based on the client’s unique needs.”Mary featured at the Old Fort Festival this summer, which she says was “a fantastic opportunity to meet other local businesses and of course meet some fantastic people that were really interested in my products. ” She also attended the Storeyard Christmas market.“I love how personal it is and its a fantastic way to market what you do.  I definitely hope to feature at some more local events.“At the moment I just feature in festivals or markets as I am trying to balance my job with study, assignments, clients and looking after my own health.I have a few things in the pipeline for the future but if people do want to make orders they can contact me on my Instagram @fuelyourroots. I also take individual or group consultations for dietary and lifestyle needs, weightloss and digestive issues.”SEE ALSO – Well known Laois man completes gruelling Double Ironman challengelast_img read more

Liberals plan foreign buyers tax in bid to create affordable housing

first_img Regulators aim to root out pandemic-driven liquidity issues The Liberal government says it will take steps over the next year to tax foreign homeowners who live outside of Canada as part of a plan to lower housing prices.It’s an idea that has been growing in popularity over the last few years in provinces such as British Columbia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island, but some experts question how effective such a plan would be. Singapore’s financial regulator invests in innovation Keywords Real estate,  Taxes,  Budget,  Economy,  Coronavirus Anita Balakrishnan Toronto skyline from center island rgbspace/123RF In this week’s fiscal update, the government says the plan will benefit first-time homebuyers and put more homes on the market by taxing homeowners who use Canada to passively store wealth in housing.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last year his government would introduce such a tax, praising a similar measure in British Columbia during his most recent election campaign.The B.C. government said last year its speculation and vacancy tax raised $115 million, paid mostly by owners based abroad, with Finance Minister Carole James crediting the tax as a factor behind the 5.6% fall in home prices in the first part of 2019.Tsur Somerville, an associate professor at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, said that while prices did fall in the Vancouver area after the introduction of foreign buyers’ taxes, the policy is not a silver bullet for affordability.“If you’re looking to address affordability, that on its own is never going to get you to affordability. But it can certainly be part of the package of both demand- and supply-side policies,” he said.In addition to the speculation and vacancy tax — on those who own local residences but do not pay provincial income taxes — B.C. has also tried a property transfer tax on home purchases made by foreign nationals in Vancouver, according to the Chartered Professional Accountants regulator of British Columbia.In 2017, Ontario passed a speculation and vacancy tax on homebuyers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe who were neither citizens nor permanent residents. And in Prince Edward Island, non-residents must apply to a special commission to buy more than five acres of land.Renewed talk of taxing non-Canadian homebuyers comes as several housing markets across the country set sales records during the Covid-19 pandemic, pushing up prices amid low interest rates and a rush on telecommuter-friendly houses with yards.While the housing market has been hot, the government is looking for ways to finance $25 billion in new spending to support those hit hard by the pandemic.In practice, some markets with lots of demand from foreign buyers could see house prices decline but remain “crazy unaffordable,” even with the proposed tax, said Somerville. Other locales, such as tourist spots, could actually benefit from travellers owning vacation homes there, Somerville said, while still other cities may already have landlords who are struggling to find tenants as it is.For example, the supply of housing may be flexible enough in cities like Calgary or Edmonton where foreign-based buyers don’t have that much impact on overall home prices, he said. Also, when it comes to building a giant apartment building, foreign investment from a European pension fund is unlikely to be an affordability problem, he noted.“I can’t understand why you would introduce it at a national level,” Sommerville said. “That doesn’t make any sense to me as a policy because it is not as if we are in a national crisis of foreigners buying up housing in every market and creating challenges on affordability. That’s a stretch.”Somerville also noted that the policy has raised objections for targeting Chinese people in Vancouver, although different populations would be affected in different areas of the country.Andrey Pavlov, professor of finance at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, said it was a “terrible” idea to nationalize British Columbia’s policies, saying the tax would discourage foreign investments without improving affordability.Pavlov said that the share of first-time homebuyers has actually gone down since the tax was put in place in B.C. Other than Toronto and Vancouver, most Canadian cities can be built out to accommodate and even benefit from second homes for people like business travellers, said Pavlov.The problem with further taxing homeownership, Pavlov said, is that it could actually reduce the supply of housing by discouraging builders and investors. Pavlov also questioned whether the policy would help the government pay for its fiscal stimulus plans.“Our chance to repay the debts we are incurring now is to grow our economy as fast as we can,” Pavlov said. Fed keeps key rate near zero, sees inflation as ‘transitory’ Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Statement by President Joe Biden and Nominee for Director of Office of Management Neera Tanden

first_imgStatement by President Joe Biden and Nominee for Director of Office of Management Neera Tanden The White HouseStatement by President Joe BidenI have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her name from nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel, and I look forward to having her serve in a role in my Administration. She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work.Letter from Neera Tanden to President Biden Withdrawing Her NominationDear President Biden,I am writing to you to withdraw my nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. It has been an honor of a lifetime to be considered for this role and for the faith placed in me.I appreciate how hard you and your team at the White House has worked to win my confirmation. Unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities.I am incredibly grateful for your leadership on behalf of the American people and for your agenda that will make such a transformative difference in people’s lives.Sincerely,Neera Tanden /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, director, Government, house, leadership, nominee, President, United States, White House, winlast_img read more

Independent survey shows In-depth assessments well received by providers

first_imgIndependent survey shows In-depth assessments well received by providers The Regulator of Social Housing has today (8 April 2021) published the results of an independent survey of registered providers about the In-Depth Assessment (IDA) process.The survey shows that providers consider IDAs to be an important element of regulating the economic standards and praised the professionalism and conduct of RSH’s IDA teams. Providers also indicated in the survey that they made changes as a result of the IDA process, most commonly in the areas of stress testing and mitigation planning, risk management and board reporting.The findings provide helpful feedback to RSH about providers’ experience of the IDA process, and in response to these and its own internal reviews, RSH will continue to evolve and adapt its approach to IDAs.Maxine Loftus, Director of Regulatory Operations, said:We welcome the results of this survey of providers which shows that providers value the IDA process and the way in which it is carried out. We are grateful to those who took part in the survey and we will take into account their feedback, as well as our own internal reviews, as we continue to develop our approach. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:director, Government, housing, stress, survey, testing, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Sterling Vineyards Celebrates the 71st Emmy Awards as the Official Wine…

first_imgAdvertisementNAPA, CA, August 26, 2019 – For the fourth consecutive year, iconic Napa Valley winery Sterling Vineyards, known for its ‘Always Polished, Never Dull’ lifestyle, returns to television’s most anticipated night as the Official Wine of the 71st Emmy® Awards Season.Following the live telecast of the 71st Emmy Awards on Sunday evening, September 22, 2019, Sterling Vineyards will invite Emmy nominees, presenters and members of the Television Academy to toast with their award-winning wines at the Television Academy’s official after-party, the Governors Ball. The evening will feature a taste of the 2015 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon, launched to retailers across the country last November. The Cabernet, among the finest from Napa Valley, is the winery’s newest expression of the depth, precision and intensity that is unique to the region, a testament to the craftsmanship of winemaker Harry Hansen and the winery’s tradition of producing outstanding, varietally focused wines. Chosen by the Television Academy Governors Ball Committee to showcase with the night’s menu from acclaimed Chef Joachim Splichal and Patina Catering, Sterling Vineyards Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon will be served alongside the 2017 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and 2016 Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, paired with dishes including Paella Valenciana, Yellowfin Sashimi, Candy Striped Beet Poke, and Hand-Carved Grass-fed Tenderloin of Beef.Sterling Vineyards will also gift a special limited-edition, personalized bottle of the 2015 Sterling Vineyards Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon to each Emmy Award winner as they await their Emmy statuette in the Governors Ball Winner’s Circle. 2015 is just the second vintage of the winery’s premier luxury Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, named appropriately for one of the rarest elements on earth. Made in only the very best vintages with the finest and most intense expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Iridium is the pinnacle of winemaking perfection. Emmy winners who enter the Winner’s Circle will have the exclusive chance to enjoy a glass of this special wine, as they are invited to raise a glass while their Emmy statuettes are personalized.“Sterling Vineyards is honored to share in the recognition of television excellence and outstanding creative talent, and we look forward to toasting this year’s Emmys winners with these exceptional wines,” shares Senior Vice President of Marketing at Treasury Wine Estates, Brett Scallan. “This year in particular, marks the end of some of television’s most esteemed series such as Game of Thrones, Empire, Veep, and The Big Bang Theory, making the evening even more special and giving us all the more reason to raise a glass in their honor.” The 71st Emmy Awards will telecast live on FOX from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT. The Governors Ball will take place at the adjacent L.A. LIVE Event Deck immediately following the telecast.Advertisement Facebook TAGSEmmy AwardsSterling Vineyards Previous articleHotel Milo & Rescue Dog Wines Link Up for National Dog DayNext articleAfternoon Brief, August 26 Press Release Pinterest Email Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Sterling Vineyards Celebrates the 71st Emmy Awards as the Official Wine of…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessSterling Vineyards Celebrates the 71st Emmy Awards as the Official Wine of the Emmy Awards SeasonBy Press Release – August 26, 2019 441 0 Share Twitter ReddItlast_img read more

Mandela Terrace Residents Get Land Titles

first_imgRelatedMandela Terrace Residents Get Land Titles RelatedWork Commences on Granville to Retirement Road in St. James RelatedMandela Terrace Residents Get Land Titles Advertisementscenter_img Mandela Terrace Residents Get Land Titles TransportNovember 9, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 20 families in the Mandela Terrace community in St. Andrew, who previously had no titles for the properties they occupy, now have legal access to those lands, having received their documents on November 7. The presentations to the recipients were made by Minister with responsibility for Housing in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy; and Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, during a ceremony at the Faith United Church. Mandela Terrace, formerly ‘Moonlight City’ located off Waltham Park Road, was created when persons displaced by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 occupied these lands. The settlement was renamed in honour of former South African President and human rights activist, Nelson Mandela, and gradually grew in size over the years. The Government, along with community self-help efforts, led by the Provident Society developed the settlement under Operation PRIDE. So far, infrastructure works include roads, potable water and electricity. In his remarks at the ceremony, Dr. Guy urged the beneficiaries to exercise diligence in the management and utilisation of the titles, and ensure that they redound to the benefit of their families. He encouraged the other 115 residents in the area to also become “proud owners” of the property they occupy. Dr. Guy noted that the Government is cognizant of the opportunity for personal and community development that a land title presents, and as such, has undertaken a project to ensure that more Jamaicans become legal landowners. The Housing Minister urged the recipients to pay their land taxes yearly in an effort to contribute to the development of the country’s infrastructure. Dr. Phillips, who is Member of Parliament for St. Andrew East Central, where the community is located, advised the recipients to use their title wisely. “Don’t borrow on it if you’re not certain you are going to pay back what you borrow. You work too hard, you’ve struggled too long, don’t part with it lightly,” he urged. Senior Manager, Housing Agency of Jamaica, Donamarie Ashton, for her part, said the agency is committed to empowering persons through the delivery of housing solutions. In expressing gratitude, Chairman of the Mandela Provident Society, Michael Forth, said it is a special day for him and several other community members, underscoring that they can no longer be called squatters.       Some 10,000 land titles are to be delivered to Operation PRIDE beneficiaries over an 18-month period, as the Government continues to formalise land settlement across the country in an effort to create orderly communities.last_img read more

Burns leads Safeway after double wake-up call

first_imgNAPA, Calif. – Sam Burns overcame an early double bogey and used steady iron play and strong putting to take the Safeway Open lead Friday. Harry Higgs was right behind, cutting his deficit in half with his last swing. Burns made nine birdies in a 7-under 65 to get to 15 under at at Silverado Resort, with Higgs two strokes back. Higgs closed with an albatross for a 62, the best round of the day in the PGA Tour’s season opener. First-round leader Russell Knox (69), Cameron Percy (68) and D.J. Trahan (65) were 12 under. James Hahn (65) and Doug Ghim (66) were 11 under. Burns began the day a shot off the lead and started on the back nine. He ran into immediate trouble when his tee shot on the 160-yard, par-3 11th went into the water. After a drop, Burns got onto the green in three and two-putted from 14 feet. Burns quickly turned that disappointment into motivation. The 24-year-old from Louisiana birdied the next three holes. After making the turn at 3 under for the round, Burns birdied Nos. 1, 4, 5 and 9. Safeway Open: Full-field scores | Full coverage ”Woke me up, I guess,” Burns said. ”It picked me up, like ‘Hey, let’s go.” Just kind of stuck with it and the golf course opened up for me the rest of the day.” Burns needed it on a day when Higgs ended his round with a remarkable 2 on the 564-yard, par-5 ninth. Higgs hit 331-yard drive, then holed out from 230 yards with a 4-iron. ”What a wonderful way to end the day and also just really weird,” Higgs said. ”Being the last hole, it’s so final. I hope that I can like calm down. My brother and I were joking, I was looking forward to a nap all day long and I might be too jacked up now to actually fall asleep.” Higgs didn’t see the ball roll into the cup and wasn’t even certain what happened. With no fans and minimal spectators, there was no immediate reaction other than a few people who were standing nearby. Golf Central Closing albatross has Higgs contending in Napa BY Ryan Lavner  — September 11, 2020 at 5:10 PM Harry Higgs ended his second round Friday at the Safeway Open with his first career albatross. ”The volunteer off the left just started screaming and then he said, ‘It’s in the hole, it’s in the hole!”’ Higgs said. ”I don’t really remember what I did. I just took my club and threw it on the ground. It was just full panic. I’m sure it looked funny and ridiculous. I mean, what a great way to finish.” Thirteen players had to finish the first round early Friday after Thursday’s play was suspended due to darkness. Conditions continue to improve, paving the way for lower scores across the board. With the forecast for warmer temperatures over the next two days, it’s likely scores will continue to drop. Consider that last year’s winner, Cameron Champ, shot 17 under over the four days. The tournament record is 18 under, shared by three people including two-time Safeway Open winner Brendan Steele. Burns, who has never won on the PGA Tour, isn’t concerned about setting records as much as he is continuing a steady comeback from a right ankle injury in mid-2019 that slowed his progress. ”I think for me I’m just going to go out tomorrow and focus on what I can control,” Burns said. ”For me, that’s on my mind and that’s picking good targets and hitting shots.” Burns has done just that through two rounds. He hit 16 of 18 greens on Friday, is 30 of 36 overall, and has complemented that by draining nearly 200 feet of putts. ”I’ve made zero adjustments other than just trying to stick with the practice routine that we have in place,” Burns said. ”A lot of what we do is just making sure the ball’s starting online, and we do stuff around the hole (to) get the feel of visualizing the putts breaking. Just trying to get the feel of these greens and they’re rolling really nice.” Steele (70) was 9 under, six shots off the pace. Phil Mickelson (67) was 6 under in his tune-up for next week’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot.last_img read more