Coronavirus: 384 more deaths recorded in the UK

first_img In the last 24 hours, a further 3,560 people have tested positive for the disease. Share The latest death toll counts those who tested positive for coronavirus and died by 5pm on 14 May. The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has risen by 384 to 33,998, the Department of Health has said. However, the total death toll could be far higher. (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: 384 more deaths recorded in the UK As of 9am this morning, the department said that it had carried out 2,353,078 tests in total, with 236,711 people testing positive. On Tuesday, stats from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed there have been more than 38,000 coronavirus deaths in the UK up to 1 May. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp (Getty Images) center_img Friday 15 May 2020 3:36 pm whatsapp (Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus: 384 more deaths recorded in the UK Fatalities from the virus numbered 34,978 on 1 May in England and Wales. Combined with Scotland and Northern Ireland statistics the total was 38,289. The Department for Health figures include coronavirus deaths in hospitals, care homes and the wider community. Edward Thicknesse More to follow. Coronavirus: 384 more deaths recorded in the UK Listen to our daily City View podcast as we chart the economic fallout and business impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

Crazy-Cool Indoor Downpour “Rain Room” Coming to LACMA This Fall

first_imgArtCrazy-Cool Indoor Downpour “Rain Room” Coming to LACMA This FallBy Marielle Wakim – July 9, 20151477ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIn Los Angeles, rain is nearly as elusive as Sonic (though the latter’s advertising campaign would like you to think they’re everywhere). Which is why “Rain Room,” an exhibition opening at LACMA November 1, will likely blow the city’s collective mind.The artwork, which is headed our way after stops at London’s Barbican Centre and New York’s MoMA, simulates a rainstorm within a 2,500 square foot space. That’s not the cool part, because it’s like, have you been to Rainforest Café? What’s incredible about the piece is that viewers are able walk through the torrent without getting wet. While we wish this was the work of a particularly skilled member of The Magic Castle, it’s really a feat of technology: various sensors within the space are activated as people walk through; those sensors adjust the falling water to keep you dry. For those with drought concerns, the water used for the installation is recycled through a closed-loop system and requires little replenishment due to nominal evaporation.LACMA is planning to provide timed tickets ($10 for members and visitors 17 and younger; $15 for everyone else) for the event to manage the flood (ha!) of guests. According to the Los Angeles Times, MoMA’s iteration of “Rain Room” attracted 74,222 people over 11 weeks (about 1,000 people per day). Bottom line? Be prepared to wait for hours to stare at rain, something the rest of the country does on the reg. TAGSLACMARain RoomPrevious articleEssential T: Start Planning for Taco Tuesday TodayNext articleWhat’s Inside Amanda Chantal Bacon’s BagMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Guide to L.A.-Area Museum ReopeningsLACMA Is Gearing Up for an April ReopeningSince LACMA Sold His House, Michael Govan Has Been Chilling in a Trailer Parklast_img read more

Foster children being forced to leave the county says latest HIQA report

first_img Previous articleHere are all of this week’s CCFL soccer fixturesNext articleImprovements to pension outcomes for homemakers and carers in Laois Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Home News Community Foster children being forced to leave the county says latest HIQA report NewsCommunity Council By Sean Hennessy – 24th January 2018 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Tusla service director for the Dublin Mid-Leinster, Patricia Finlay, said that significant progress had been made to improve fostering in the midlands, and they are working to implement an action plan that they submitted to HIQA. This action plan would ensure that they could provide effective protection and welfare services.SEE ALSO – Council in talks over over vacant properties on Main Street in Portlaoise TAGSChildrenFoster ServicesHIQATusla Permission granted for housing development in Abbeyleix while further homes planned in Portarlington Facebookcenter_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp In the latest HIQA (Health Information Quality Authority) report, children in foster care in Laois, as well as Offaly, Westmeath and Longford are being forced to leave the county for foster homes.The report stated that almost 60 children had to move a long distance to foster homes, not just outside their own counties but outside the midlands area completely.The report noted that this is not helpful for children in foster care as it disturbs their already difficult life. The disruption can cause the loss of friends, and their education can be seriously affected by the need to change schools.Last Autumn, at the time of the HIQA investigation, 368 children were in foster car and there was 204 foster families in the midlands.  Relatives accounted for 94 of the children’s foster families, while the remaining 274 children were placed in general foster care.The social workers told the HIQA report that they had very little involvement in the recruitment of foster carers. Five recruitment campaigns and six information evenings were carried out before the investigation. There was a higher percentage of enquiries from potential foster carers.The report also investigated that the majority of former foster families left fostering for personal reasons, while a small fraction claimed they left because of the lack of support.The reported suggested that improvements could be made by ensuring counselling and psychological services are increased for those in foster care, while there should be support for the foster carers’ own family and children and support in managing relationships with the birth families and children in care.The report also highlighted that extra resources were committed to the retention of foster carers since the last inspection. Numbers increased for the fostering team and a principal social worker for fostering was installed. Pinterest Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Foster children being forced to leave the county says latest HIQA report Community last_img read more

Friends of beloved Portarlington teen to run marathon in her memory

first_img WhatsApp Friends of beloved Portarlington teen to run marathon in her memory By Alan Hartnett – 25th April 2018 Facebook Previous articleGolf Classic in aid of Cuisle Centre aiming to raise much needed fundsNext articleLaois woman recalls her own personal story as she campaigns for Yes Vote 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. Rugby Friends of Rachel Flanagan to run Women’s Mini Marathon in her memory A group of friends of a young Portarlington woman who passed away last month are to run the Women’s Mini Marathon in her memory.Rachel Flanagan lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis in March.But now, in her memory, a group of 15 girls are doing the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.Gráinne Smyth, Katie Lawlor, Sarah McLoughlin, Róisín Costello, Catriona Gallagher, Clíodhna Murphy, Rebecca Browne, Emma Murphy, Katie Higgins, Aoibhínn Dixon, Kayleigh Stapleton, Katie Pigott, Lily Cunningham, Rebecca Hogan and Sylvanna Sammy will all run in June.The girls set up a fundraising page yesterday and it has raised almost €800 already.One of the girls, Gráinne Smyth, recalls Rachel as a bubbly person with a contagious laugh.She said: “It is safe to say that Rachael had a major impact on all of us, and anyone who knew her.“She was the bubbliest girl with the most contagious laugh, whenever we talk about her we always talk about her laugh and everyone goes into stitches laughing. Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Home News Friends of beloved Portarlington teen to run marathon in her memory News Community “This is the least we can do in her memory.“Rachael was the recipient of a double lung transplant. How much Rachael’s life changed when she got that lung transplant was so amazing.“As well as creating awareness for Cystic Fibrosis we are also urging people to become organ donors because it changes people’s lives.”Anyone wishing to donate to the girls can do so by clicking here.The girls asked us to publish this part of a poem to help remember Rachael:The most beautiful little bird with tired little wings, and a gorgeous smile that made every heart sing.A love for life that just beamed from within, the strongest fighter that just would not give in.Be proud that you touched so many lives and hearts, we’ll think of you every single day apart. WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 of 6 Council Twitter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding SEE ALSO – Experimental Laois footballers go down to Meath in Graiguecullen Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest Pinterest TAGSRachel FlanaganWomens Mini Marathon last_img read more

Newry’s Kate Mirams awarded Wellington Citizen of Year

first_imgNewry’s Kate Mirams awarded Wellington Citizen of Year Award winners Cathy Cook (Covid Hero), Kate Mirams (Citizen of the Year) and Heather Baird (Group of the Year) with Wellington Shire Council Mayor Cr Garry Stephens.‍Newry woman Kate Mirams was today named the Wellington Shire Council Citizen of the Year at Council’s annual Australia Day Awards luncheon.Kate has been a consistent contributor to her local communities of Newry and Boisdale for many years and was today acknowledged and congratulated for her hard work and contribution to making Wellington a great place to live.Some of Kate’s achievements include extensive involvement in the Boisdale Consolidated School’s student kitchen and new multi-purpose room developments, along with her guidance and drive to establish new school values and its strategic plan.Kate was also instrumental in the redevelopment of the Upper Maffra Mechanics Institute Hall, using her considerable governance and finance skills to apply for and gain a grant for $218,000 to have the hall refurbished.In other awards, A Better Life for Foster Kids was awarded Group of the Year, in recognition of extensive work providing Crisis Cases and other items to foster families and children who cannot live with their biological families through no fault of their own.A Better Life for Foster Kids Inc founder Heather Baird travels all over Gippsland assisting children and foster families, along with advocating for their needs across all levels of Government.Due to mass cancellations of events in 2020, the Event of the Year category was not awarded this year, but replaced with a Covid Hero award. This category was for those who went above and beyond to assist their community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The winner of this award was Cathy Cook from Yarram.Cathy worked incredibly hard in her community to ensure children involved in the Scouting movement did not miss out on any programming during the pandemic, delivering items to children’s homes and conducting programs online so they could all participate.Cathy also co-ordinated local volunteers to sew face masks for the vulnerable and disadvantaged, along with delicious meals prepared by the volunteers, were delivered to homes.Wellington Shire Council Mayor Garry Stephens said:“The year 2020 threw us many challenges and the beauty of these awards is that we were able to acknowledge and congratulate those who rose to those challenges and kept going in the face of adversity.“Some of the people here at the awards luncheon today have become shining examples of what it means to step up to the plate and lead a community through turmoil.“Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners on being exemplary leaders in your communities.”‍Summary:‍Citizen of the Year Kate Mirams‍Group of the Year A Better Life for Foster Kids‍Covid Hero award winner Cathy Cook‍Young Citizen of the Year – not awarded‍ /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:Australia, biological, Boisdale, children, community, Cook, covid-19, Foster, Government, local council, Maffra, Newry, Student, Victoria, Wellington, Wellington Shire Council, Yarram, younglast_img read more

Vancouver Parks and Recreation sets dates for summer youth programming

first_imgVancouver Parks and Recreation sets dates for summer youth programmingPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, June 9, 2020in: Community News, Youthshare 0 Significant modifications have been made due to the COVID-19 pandemicVANCOUVER – Vancouver Parks and Recreation has announced limited youth recreation programming for summer 2020 with significant modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Vancouver Parks and Recreation has announced limited youth recreation programming for summer 2020 with significant modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Free Programs“Food and Fun” is a meal and activity program available at five sites from June 22 through Aug. 14. The program offers free lunches and activity kits in a grab and go format. The meals support the health and wellness of students while they are not receiving school meals and are provided through the USDA Summer Lunch Program. Activity kits are designed for ages 6 to 11 and feature crafts, experiments and projects to help keep kids engaged in learning over the summer.Pick-up sites are set up to support social distancing and ensure safe distribution of food and activities. Some park features, including playgrounds, are not available during the program due to COVID-19-related closures.Food and Fun locations and hours:Evergreen Neighborhood Park (3500 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.)Monday through Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.Fort Vancouver High School (5700 E. 18th St.)Monday through Friday, 11 to 11:45 a.m.Harney Elementary Park (3212 E. Evergreen Blvd.)Monday through Friday, 11 to 11:45 a.m.John Ball Neighborhood Park (W. 23rd Street and Kauffman Avenue)Monday through Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.Leroy Haagen Community Park (N.E. 9th Street, west of N.E. 136th  Avenue)Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m.The Share Summer Meals Program will also return to many city of Vancouver parks and other community locations, providing free grab and go meals to kids ages 18 and under. For more information, visit Share’s website.Day CampsTuition-based day camps for ages 6 to 11 will be available at both Marshall (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd) and Firstenburg (700 NE 136th Ave.) community centers starting June 29, provided Clark County has reached Phase 3 of the Governor’s Safe Start Washington reopening plan at that time. Day camp hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 28.The cost is $183 a week for Vancouver residents and $210 for non-residents. Registration opens Mon., June 15. Register online starting at 6 a.m. or call (360) 487-7001 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to register by phone, Monday through Friday. Visit the day camp webpage for additional registration details.Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health experts, new safety protocols have been instituted for day camps, including:Daily temperature checks for staff and campers.Isolated camp groups consisting of eight students and two teachers.Each camp group is given a dedicated classroom and bathroom.Social distancing will be enforced throughout the day, including at drop-off and pick-up.Off-site field trips and pool time have been replaced with on-site experiences and outdoor water play.Increased sanitation by staff during the day and through contracted nightly cleaning of all camp areas. Vancouver Parks and Recreation may make changes to these guidelines or cancel camps at any time to protect the health and safety of campers and staff.For information about Vancouver Parks and Recreation summer programming, visit Open HousesVancouver Parks and Recreation will host two open houses for members of the media who would like to tour the facilities, learn more about camp modifications and speak with camp staff. To reserve an open house time slot, contact Melody Burton at (360) 487-8306 or [email protected], June 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Marshall Community CenterThu., June 11 from 11 a.m. to noon at Firstenburg Community CenterInformation provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Downtown Camas Association launches a household giving option Next : Clark County Fire & Rescue to hold virtual town hall meetings on Woodland annexationAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Dozee collaborates with Ashiana Housing

first_img News Dozee collaborates with Ashiana Housing Read Article Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment Related Posts By EH News Bureau on April 2, 2020 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The collaboration will aid elders who require assistance in day to day facilities, medication management, health monitoringDozed has collaborated with Ashiana Housing for their assisted living elder care facility. Dozee has collaborated with their assisted living facility wherein elders who require assistance in day to day facilities, medication management, health monitoring can be helped closely. Mudit Dandwate, CEO, Dozee, states, “We understand the health emergency the world is facing and we are supporting in smaller ways. Owing to the statistics and being aware of the susceptibility faced by elders, we are happy to collaborate with Ashiana’s assisted living facility. As children we are worried about our parent’s and grandparents’ health during unsettling times like these and Dozee aims to enable remote health monitoring. Doctors on board with us alert the audience if health declines in advance so that necessary steps can be taken. We hope to continue our association with Ashiana and support their cause of redefining senior living in India.” Ankur Gupta, Joint Managing Director, quoted, “At this point of crisis, we are finding Dozee a great support, sitting at home we can monitor vitals of our care home residents, it has reduced our anxiety about welfare of residents.”Dr Muralidhara C P, Head-Senior Living, Ashiana Housing said, “Dozee gives me wonderful analytics of breathing patterns, heartbeat and sleep patterns of our residents which I can remotely monitor. This allows us to predict possible health crises. Great feature and very handy during lockdown period and otherwise.” Ashiana Housingassisted living elder care facilityDozeeelderly care last_img read more

Diaspora Educators Ready to Fill Gaps in Jamaica

first_imgRelatedEducation Minister Appoints Two Diaspora Liaison Officers RelatedCorinaldi Avenue Primary Tops International Poster Competition RelatedRoad Safety Clubs to Be Established In Schools By Garfield Angus, JIS Reporter Diaspora Educators Ready to Fill Gaps in Jamaica EducationJune 21, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Member of the Diaspora Board, in the United States, Professor Susan Davis,  says education experts exist in the Jamaican overseas community, and are ready to fill gaps in the system that have been identified by the Ministry of Education.Speaking at the just concluded 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora  Conference, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Professor Davis said in the areas of Special Education, Science, Mathematics, and Information Technology, overseas Jamaican educators are “willing” to work with teachers in  the country to bring the system to levels of acceptability.“We have expertise in the Diaspora, willing, able and waiting to assist in these areas. Let us make this happen. This is a borderless Jamaica, partner with us,” she urged.“We just want to help, because we are all Jamaicans. This is where our hearts are, and we need to get away from the ‘them and us, home and abroad mentality’. We must focus on our students…the young people, that are our goal, and it doesn’t matter where the help is coming from,” the Professor added.Meanwhile, several delegates attending the Conference said it was productive, “head and shoulders above others. ”“This one was more clearly organized. You felt a sense of partnership, and I felt accomplished. I hope we will see work going forward,” one delegate told JIS News.Delegate from the United Kingdom, Yvonne Kerr, said the conference seemed to give more recognition to recommendations made during the deliberations.“It was very good, and I feel that our contributions are more recognized by the authority,” she said.For her part, Director of the Western Jamaica Campus of the University of the West Indies, Dr. Luz Longworth, said the sessions were productive.”“I thought it (conference) was a tremendous success, as they (delegates) looked at some serious issues in a practical way. I was very impressed with the emphasis on implementation, rather than just talk, and a lot will come out of these three days,” she said. Advertisementslast_img read more

Terry O’Day talks traffic reduction

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilTerry O’Day talks traffic reduction Oct. 26, 2016 at 12:00 pmCity CouncilTerry O’Day talks traffic reductionGuest Author5 years agocity councildaily presselectionSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electionterry oday Meet the Candidates of this years ElectionEveryday this week from Oct. 24 –Oct. 28 the Santa Monica Daily Press will post a video of candidates that came forward to express their ideas regarding Santa Monica. Every candidate has a different question. The video will range from 2-4 minutes. Meet the candidates of this year’s election. Don’t forget voting is Nov.8.Tags :city councildaily presselectionSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electionterry odayshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentDavis talks Santa Monica impacted eventsRob Greenstein Radar talks Santa Monica College PromiseYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsCity opens application process to fill McKeown’s vacant council seatClara Harter6 days agoFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity and Coalition settle legal battleBrennon Dixson3 weeks agolast_img read more

Time’s Up

first_img“The final group is finally on the back nine in the Valero Texas Open …” Those were the words of NBC announcer Dan Hicks, some three hours after the threesome of Steven Bowditch, Matt Kuchar and Andrew Loupe all diligently pulled the proper club, checked the wind, took a few practice swings and smacked the first tee shots of their final round into the air. They were preceded by the telecast showing a graphic which explained potential slow play penalties, based on the fact that two of those three had already received warnings for a bad time and a few other groups were also on the clock. The good news? Things got noticeably quicker from there. Not quick enough, though. Valero Texas Open: Articles, photos and videos Sunday afternoon appeared ripe for the first one-stroke penalty for slow play on the PGA Tour in nearly two decades. (Those issued last year to Guan Tianlang at the Masters and Hideki Matsuyama at the Open Championship came from other governing bodies.) After all, there’s a difference between slow and stagnant. This one was so halting that it felt like the entire leaderboard was on the clock; it was so deliberate that it took the final group about 5:32 to finish the round; it was so plodding that reaction to the pace overwhelmingly overshadowed Bowditch’s first career victory. Consider it a perfect storm without the rain. The TPC San Antonio track was set up tough with a scoring average well over par, it featured a one- to two-club wind, they were playing in threesomes and the resort course is never an easy walk. But that’s not to make any excuses. There were also some interminably slow players on the leaderboard. How slow? Johnny Miller said of Loupe, “If everyone on Tour played like him, I would stop commentating.” At one point, with Loupe assessing a putt on the 15th green, Bowditch appeared to be napping nearby. Or maybe he was just doing an impersonation of so many viewers on their living-room couches. That’s because competitors and rules officials weren’t the only ones checking their watches. Discussions on social media, which during final rounds usually range from attempting to pick the winner to sharing thoughts on specific shots, were dominated by rancor and revulsion toward the pace. More than a few observers insisted they’d rather watch no golf than slow golf. Therein lies a major problem for the game in general and the PGA Tour more specifically. If viewers dislike slow play but continue to tune in, there likely won’t be much change; if they start clicking to other pursuits, though, that’s where officials might have to – to steal a phrase – stop being polite and start getting real. If there were any positives to come from Sunday’s pace of play, it’s that we can hope it becomes the tipping point toward proactive change. That might be wishful thinking – and I’m on record as writing that I’d rather watch professionals play better than faster – but sometimes you have to squint to see the silver lining. Right now, slow play is the uninvited houseguest who won’t leave. But in its defense, nobody has tried to kick it out, either. I’ve long believed that people shouldn’t bemoan a problem without offering a solution, but I don’t have one here. I know – the easy answer is for the PGA Tour to start issuing penalty strokes, which is actually part of its official rules, despite the fact that no penalty has been assessed since 1995. That’s also the popular answer based on both public opinion and the membership as a whole. Hit ’em where it hurts, the idea states, and players will collectively speed up. Monetary fines haven’t helped alleviate the issue, so the answer must come in the form of discipline on the scorecard. What I find ironic, though, is watching the last two weeks of the NCAA basketball tournament and so often hearing cries about officials determining results. Which leads to the problem with assessing penalties for slow play: There can’t be selective enforcement. You can’t assess a penalty to a notoriously slow player on Thursday morning, but fail to give one on the final hole Sunday afternoon to the leader who gets a second bad time while under the gun. Let’s say for example (and it’s hardly a perfect one, because he wasn’t much of an offender) that Bowditch took a little too long over one of his putts on the final hole and it was his second bad time of the day. The feel-good story of his first career victory would have instead led to a playoff. It would be like a ticky-tack blocking foul whistled in the first minute of a hoops game similarly being called on the final play to decide the outcome. We don’t like it when officiating determines results in other sports. Those asking for it in golf might want to be careful what they wish for, because it could open a Pandora’s Box as to how tournaments are officiated. Sunday afternoon may not have been the slowest round in PGA Tour history, but it sure seemed like it. Once again, the pace-of-play issue reared its ugly head. And once again, we’re left wondering when – or if – we’ll ever see the repercussions of such negligence.last_img read more