A no-deal Brexit would see the UK trade on World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules that could lead to extra checks and taxes on some goods.MPs have already voted overwhelmingly against a similar motion last week.Motion C: Customs union – PICKED BY BERCOWProposed by Ken Clarke (Conservative)Tory grandee Ken Clarke’s motion seeks to force the government to sign up to a “permanent and comprehensive” UK-wide customs union with the EU.This can be seen as a much softer Brexit than hardline Brexiters would be satisfied with, but would solve the need for many checks at the Irish border. However, the UK wouldn’t be able to make its own trade deals with other countries. In last week’s votes this option was just six votes short of a majority.Earlier today the Tories’ chief whip said the government had failed to communicate the “inevitably” softer Brexit May negotiated with the EU.Motion D – Common Market 2.0 – PICKED BY BERCOWProposed by Nick Boles (Conservative) and Lucy Powell (Labour)Another softer Brexit option, Boles’ and Powell’s motion would see the UK recommit to the European Free Trade Assocation and European Economic Area.That would keep the UK in the single market and see the UK retain freedom of movement.MPs defeated this controversial option last week by a wide margin.Motion E: Confirmatory public vote – PICKED BY BERCOWProposed by Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson (Labour)This motion seeks to put any Brexit deal agreed by parliament before the public before it can go ahead.It split opinion last week in the Commons, with 268 votes for it and 295 against.Motion F: Public vote to prevent no dealProposed by Graham Jones (Labour) and Dominic Grieve (Conservative)Under this option, a referendum on the future path of Brexit would take place – but only if the UK is facing a no-deal Brexit.The motion is new.Motion G: Parliamentary supremacy – PICKED BY BERCOWProposed by Joanna Cherry (SNP)Cherry’s option seeks to prevent a no-deal Brexit by forcing the government to seek an extension by 10 April if no deal is agreed.If the EU agrees to delay Brexit again, a vote on 11 April would see MPs choose between a no-deal Brexit or simply revoking Brexit completely.If MPs pick the latter, an inquiry would seek to find an option on a UK-EU relationship that could realistically win support.Motion H: EFTA and EEAProposed by George Eustice (Conservative)Former minister Eustice’s motion proposes the UK rejoin the European Free Trade Association without undue delay to keep the UK in the single market.It would also put the UK back in the negotiating room with the EU over “additional protocols” to resolve the Irish border problem. Joe Curtis Monday 1 April 2019 5:14 pm This would allow the UK to end the so-called Irish backstop of its own accord, a key demand of the DUP and Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group to back May’s deal.Currently, May’s withdrawal agreement contains the potential for the UK to be stuck indefinitely in a customs union with the EU.Motion B – No deal in the absence of a withdrawal agreementProposed by John Baron (Conservative)This motion calls on MPs to support the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal on 12 April if May’s withdrawal agreement still lacks support.An online petition calling for a no-deal Brexit has garnered 135,000 signatures so far – more than the 100,000 threshold required for parliament to consider it for debate, but far less than the 6m signatures to revoke Article 50. 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Share Instead MPs are staring at a no-deal Brexit on 12 April, with the EU warning that is now a “likely” scenario unless the UK can present a clear strategy to justify a further delay.Last week’s series of indicative motions failed to find a popular way forward, so more votes will take place today.There were eight options on the table, but Commons speaker John Bercow picked four to put forward for votes scheduled for 8pm tonight.However, these were the options Bercow had to choose from – let’s see which he picked:Motion A – A unilateral right of exit from the backstopProposed by John Baron (Conservative) Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Education | Southcentral | SportsKenai Peninsula schools could soon form esports teamsDecember 18, 2018 by Aaron Bolton, KBBI-Homer Share:Homer High School could soon play host to club-level high school esports teams. (Photo by Aaron Bolton/KBBI)Students in Kenai Peninsula schools could soon be forming esports teams.The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District activities board considered officially sanctioning esports back in November, but decided to approve club-level teams.District spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff said the decision to approve club-level video game — or esports — teams came after the Electronic Gaming Federation approached the district about joining a statewide league.“So that began the whole conversation about the district and potentially any schools or principals (being) involved in the league,” she explained.The Electronic Gaming Federation sets up both college and high school level esports leagues around the country. Teams compete in video games such as Overwatch and League of Legends.Erkeneff said that no schools within the district have expressed interest in forming an esports team quite yet, and that was part of the reason the district strayed from officially sanctioning the activity.“Due to possible budgetary costs and the cuts that might be coming, we decided to keep it at a sport or club activity level,” Erkeneff added.The approval of club-level status allows schools within the district to use one of a set number of stipends to pay someone to coach and organize a club-level team. Teams could then compete against other clubs in the state, but those matchups would have to be organized by the individual clubs because there is currently no statewide structure for esports teams.Alaska Schools Activities Association Executive Director Billy Strickland said that could soon change. The ASAA organizes statewide high school sports and activities. Strickland said the ASAA board will consider sanctioning esports in February.“Sanctioning sets it up for potential state championship competition, if you will, and just some of those things,” Strickland explained. “Kids can now letter in an activity, per se, depending on how the school deals with those types of things.”The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District activities board considered officially sanctioning esports back in November, but decided to approve club-level teams. (Creative Commons photo)Students participating in esports would then need to meet the same grade and attendance requirements other student athletes do.Strickland said there are club-level teams currently in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Dillingham that could help start a statewide league. He added that other districts and schools have expressed interest in forming teams as well.“Homer could be playing Barrow in a competition that doesn’t involve any travel and travel expense and time out of school. I think that’s pretty enticing to schools,” Strickland said. “Also, we feel like this is an opportunity to engage some students and connect them to the school that may not be already participating in something as a school member.”However, Strickland explains there are some concerns about the number of hours students would spend in front of a computer screen and the types of games they may be playing.“Particularly anything that involves a first-person shooter game, just because the message that would be sending students,” he said. “But again, some of these games are really the electronic version of chess and involve a lot of high-level thinking skills and are very good for students.”Both the Electronic Gaming Federation and a similar organization named PlayVS will give presentations to ASAA board members in February.If the board does move forward with sanctioning esports, Strickland said the ASAA would likely work with one of the organizations to set up a statewide high school league.However, he doesn’t expect the board to come to a decision until its April meeting.Share this story:
Share Tags: London airport expansion London mayoral election 2016 The six Labour candidates hoping to succeed Boris Johnson as mayor of London have clashed over London airport expansion. Tooting MP and former transport secretary Sadiq Khan set the tone for the debate, following his backing of expansion at Gatwick airport. He defended his opposition to Heathrow’s third runway, saying that London’s air quality was already in breach of EU regulations. He said London needs “a better Heathrow, not a bigger one”.Read more: Sadiq Khan on why I’m coming out in favour of GatwickRival David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham, accused Khan of “the same Ed Miliband politics that got us nowhere”.He criticised the timing of Khan’s decision, coming after the announcement of Zac Goldsmith as the potential Tory candidate for the 2016 election.Goldsmith, known for being an environmental campaigner, is opposed to a third runway at Heathrow. Lammy said: “Zac Goldsmith has announced he’s running and suddenly Sadiq is against it.”Tessa Jowell, who is currently favourite in the race according to a YouGov poll, said she would wait for the Airports Commission’s final report before making a decision. Read more: Who has declared in the race to succeed Boris Johnson?While Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP also Diane Abbott opposed Heathrow expansion, Harrow West MP Gareth Thomas said new runways should be built at both Heathrow and Gatwick. The only non-politician in the race, journalist Christian Wolmar, said climate change should inform the decision. Labour’s London mayor hopefuls debate Heathrow airport expansion Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp ashley.kirk by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThe Most Addictive Strategy Game of 2021Total Battle – Tactical Game OnlineEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSingleszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Wednesday 17 June 2015 3:56 am
© Baurka By Alex Lennane 17/05/2018 Eurasia is the world’s largest market, home to some 70% of the global population and 70% of its GDP; and China, via its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) hopes to increase – and capture – trade among the 60 BRI countries.By creating new corridors and interlinked infrastructure, China hopes to shape Globalisation 2.0 – with all roads leading to the Middle Kingdom.“BRI is a complete game-changer … which will transform the logistics industry in Asia,” according to Kerry Logistics. “It is hard to understate the dimension of the new markets and trade routes that will be sparked.”China has been busy building networks and bridges, whether via land to Khorgos Gateway, or sea via its behemoth shipping company, Cosco, with its investments in ports around Europe. There is, of course, a current threat; one which has lately seen volumes soar in the US west coast ports: the potential trade war between Trump and Xi. Pencilled to attack sectors including aerospace, robotics, machinery, perishables, among hundreds of industries.But one offshoot of this ‘war’ could be an acceleration of the ‘Made in China 2025’ initiative, moving the goalposts once again.This latest, thorough investigation by The Loadstar’s LongRead team examines trade, economics and geography. We talk to forwarders, carriers and consultants, looking at air, sea, rail – and, of course, the booming e-commerce market.The Loadstar Long Read: Chinese Logistics is free to download, and it is here.
GET STARTED @adamfeuerstein Adam Feuerstein About the Author Reprints 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. 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. Biotech 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. [email protected] Critics have excoriated Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) for winning FDA approval for a drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy despite scant scientific proof that it helps patients suffering from the inherited, muscle-wasting disease.Sarepta has long insisted the doubters are wrong. And on Wednesday, the biotech firm strengthened its case with data from a new clinical trial: A second Sarepta drug, designed to treat another form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is producing significantly larger quantities of dystrophin, a crucial muscle protein normally missing in these patients. Tags biotechdrug developmentDuchenneFDASTAT+ Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What’s included? By Adam Feuerstein Sept. 6, 2017 Reprints Sarepta’s new DMD drug helps patients produce a crucial protein — but may not quiet critics Log In | Learn More What is it? Patients with DMD packed an FDA hearing on Sarepta’s first drug. John Boal for the Boston Globe
High number of complaints against furniture removalist sparks concern The growing number of complaints against a Melbourne-based furniture removalist that operates nationally has sparked concern with a public warning being issued by Consumer Protection.The warning relates to Ajanvi Pty Ltd, trading as My Moovers and operating the website www.mymoovers.com.au, which has attracted complaints from 47 consumers in WA so far this year. The warning relates only to this specific business entity, and not to any other business with a similar sounding name.Issues raised in the complaints received against My Moovers relate to late or no arrivals, damage to goods, untrained or inept contractors, the use of poorly equipped and inadequately-sized vehicles and, in one instance, they even demanded payment prior to the completion of the job.Commissioner for Consumer Protection Penny Lipscombe said the disappointing experiences of many My Moovers customers is unacceptable.“When the removal truck didn’t turn up on the agreed date and time, the customers were put in an extremely stressful position of having to frantically make other arrangements in order to vacate their home or office by a strict deadline, often the next day,” Ms Lipscombe said.“Some older customers who had booked packers to arrive the day before their planned move had to pack their own goods when they too failed to turn up.“Calls by disgruntled customers to My Moovers went unanswered or, if answered, poor excuses for not turning up were made such as “the truck is stuck in traffic” and they were assured that “the truck would arrive soon”, but it never did.“One customer said it was obvious the removalists who turned up had no experience, no proper equipment and provided such a bad service he asked them to leave and cancelled the booking. Another customer reports being charged $1,500 on their credit card after a no-show.“Attempts to get refunds for consumers from deposits paid were frustrated due to lengthy delays. Some unhappy customers managed to get a credit card chargeback from their bank for removal services not provided.“Other complaints detail damage to both the outgoing and ingoing properties as well as to the items being moved. In one case, damage to a power pole cost the consumer $300 to repair.“We acknowledged that My Moovers cooperated during the conciliation process to resolve the majority of issues, but the volume and nature of the complaints are of concern.“Considering the high number of complaints and this trader’s track record, consumers looking for removalist services should avoid using My Moovers and engage other more reliable providers.”General advice to consumer related to engaging a removalist was issued on 15 October 2020: Choose your removalist wisely as rogue operators attract complaints“Traders to avoid are published on the websites of Australian fair trading and consumer protection agencies, so conducting searches on their websites as well as checking reviews prior to engaging a business is always important,” the Commissioner said.Consumers who have had unsatisfactory dealings with My Moovers and have yet to lodge a complaint are urged to do so online via the Consumer Protection website /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, Australian, bank, business, Commissioner, Commissioner for Consumer Protection, credit card, Government, Industry regulation, Internet, online, Rogue, truck, vehicle, WA, website, Western Australia
Home Industry News Releases Chehalem Winery Wins Gold for Best Packaging Redesign at the 2019 Wines…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessChehalem Winery Wins Gold for Best Packaging Redesign at the 2019 Wines & Vines Packaging Design AwardsBy Press Release – August 12, 2019 338 0 Facebook Email Share Twitter Linkedin TAGSCF Napa Brand DesignChehalem WineryPackaging Design Awards AdvertisementNew packaging pays homage to the winery name, the AVA, and estate vineyardsAugust 12, 2019, Newberg, OR – Chehalem Winery took home the top honor for best packaging redesign at the 2019 Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards last week in Yountville, California. Chehalem was the only Oregon winery to win an award.“We felt an obligation to develop a refreshed brand that represents the history and quality of the wines,” said Gary Mortensen, President of the Stoller Wine Group. “Chehalem has always over-delivered in quality for the price. We wanted the packaging to reflect this philosophy. The reaction to date has been overwhelmingly positive.”Chehalem is a tenured brand, producing wine for more than 30 years, pre-dating the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Working with design firm CF Napa, Chehalem took an intentional approach to celebrate its name, which means Valley of Flowers in the Native American language, Calapooia. The team also focused one of its estate vineyards, Corral Creek, which is home to the winery. The site has iconic wavy rows, which added a key element in the design process, and from that a much more elegant and elevated package naturally flowed. Competition Judge, Curtis Mann said, “Anyone who is familiar with Chehalem knows that their wines are excellent examples of quality Oregon Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. However, their original label had lots of color, making it look like an entry level Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The new label has a distinct market, classic look and clear, forward messaging, making it look like an upscale choice in the category.”About Chehalem WineryYou learn a lot about Pinot Noir as a pioneering producer. This invaluable experience allows us to make classic Oregon wine – wine we’re proud to share. Known for our single-vineyard Pinot Noirs and a progressive approach to white wines, we farm three unique estate vineyards planted in three distinct winegrowing regions in the Willamette Valley AVA. A staple of the Downtown Newberg wine scene, our Tasting Room is open seven days a week. Old school winemaking, Oregon style! Chehalem Winery is an autonomous brand within the Stoller Wine Group portfolio. For more information, visit www.chehalemwines.comAbout CF Napa Brand DesignBased in Napa Valley, California for over 45 years, CF Napa is one of the worldwide leaders in alcohol beverage branding. Our 100% specialization within the category has made us experts. CF Napa has created hundreds of brands and restaged hundreds more with incredible success by maximizing the brand’s strategic positioning. Our solutions utilize strategies that leverage current marketplace opportunities and increasingly sophisticated consumer segments. For more information, visit https://cfnapa.com/About the Packaging Design AwardsThe sixth annual Wines & Vines Packaging Conference concluded with a ceremony to announce and honor the winners of this year’s Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards. Winners are announced in the categories of best classic format, best luxury design, best alternative format, best series, best redesign and best in show winner. The top 50 entries from the contest are on site during the conference where attendees review and vote for the “people’s choice” winner. For more information, visit https://www.wvpack.com/Advertisement ReddIt Pinterest Previous articleRías Baixas Wines Heads to TexSomNext articleBledsoe Family Winery Set to Open Bend Tasting Room on Aug. 15, the First in Oregon for the Walla Walla Winery Press Release
Add Comment Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article The WHA asked Governments to pay “particular attention to the protection of those with pre-existing health conditions, older persons, and other people at risk, in particular health professionals, health workers and other relevant frontline workers”Pallium India – has lauded World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of WHO, for exhorting governments to deliver palliative care services alongside safe testing and treatment for COVID-19, in the recently concluded annual meeting on May 19, 2020. The WHA asks Governments to pay “particular attention to the protection of those with pre-existing health conditions, older persons, and other people at risk, in particular health professionals, health workers and other relevant frontline workers.” (Operative Paragraph 7.7) The resolution also calls for equitable access to medicines and vaccines.“In 2014, the World Health Assembly had asked all member countries to integrate palliative care into healthcare at all levels (primary, secondary and tertiary) across the continuum of the disease (from the beginning of the suffering to the end). Palliative care is low-cost. There is absolutely no reason for us not to abide by the resolution. By doing so, we would be removing a huge chunk of suffering from our country,” said Dr MR Rajagopal, Founder and Chairman, Pallium India.The decision by WHA at this time has tremendous significance, particularly considering that Dr Harsh Vardhan, India’s Union Health Minister has just taken over as Chairman of the Executive Board of WHA. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Comments (0) Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 COVID-19Dr Harsh VardhanPallium IndiaWHOWorld Health Assembly The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Pallium India lauds WHA exhorting governments to deliver palliative care services alongside safe testing, treatment for COVID-19 Share By EH News Bureau on May 23, 2020 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”
Bishop SpeaksI really enjoy working with people of all ages to improve their ability to communicate with others. Every day (even every hour) is different, just as every student is different. When you have been working on something for an extended period of time and you see the light go on in a child’s face as they understand, it’s the best feeling in the world.One of my ongoing goals is to get people to understand that I am a Speech-LANGUAGE Pathologist. This means that I do more than teach sounds. I also work on language skills. Speech encompasses articulation, phonology, stuttering, voice disorders and whatever affects the actual sounds of the words being said. Language refers to syntax, morphology, pragmatic (social) language, semantics, and whatever affects the content of what is being said. Being a pathologist means that I have the training to assess for and treat various communication disorders.Since /s/ is one of the most common articulation errors for students who come to work in speech therapy, this semester I have started doing class lessons in first grade to teach the /s/ sound. In each classroom I did a short 20 minute lesson on the parts of your mouth and how to use them to make a good /s/ sound. I hope to go back next semester and teach another sound.An SLPs job is to strive to make him/herself obsolete. My goal is to help kids meet their state standards to aid in becoming effective communicators throughout their lives.“A career in Speech/Language Pathology challenges you to use your intellect (the talents of your mind) in combination with your humanity (the gifts of your heart) to do meaningful work that feeds your soul… I am proud to be a member of what I consider to be the best profession on earth.”Tags :daily pressEducatoreducator spotlightfranklin elementary schoolSanta Monicasanta monica daily pressShannon Bishopsmdpshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentFormer employee robs former employerAn American Dream Thrives On Ocean Park BoulevardYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsDraft 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 Manager selection process beginsBrennon Dixson4 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSmall businesses in Santa Monica amongst hardest hit by Covid in the nationClara Harter1 month ago Shannon Bishop, Franklin Elementary SchoolShannon Bishop’s career as a Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) began when she first took an introductory course in college. She immediately made it her major and continued at the University of Redlands to get a BA and MS in Communicative Disorders. She has now been an SLP for 20 years, having worked with people from 3 to 103 years old. She actually began by working with adults and the geriatric population in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Rehabilitation Hospitals. However, this year is currently her 16th in Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District.Bishop especially enjoys and feels appreciated when her colleagues ask for her professional opinion on a student. She enjoys collaborating to find a solution for each individual student that may include implementing classroom accommodations, and may avoid testing and pull out. She says she is “available for any teacher to discuss any student.” HomeNewsEducationThe Educator Spotlight Mar. 25, 2017 at 7:00 amEducationThe Educator SpotlightGuest Author4 years agodaily pressEducatoreducator spotlightfranklin elementary schoolSanta Monicasanta monica daily pressShannon BishopsmdpShannon Bishop, Franklin Elementary School The Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the community.
Hinako Shibuno without fans in her title defense at the AIG Women’s Open this week? It may be like watching a fireworks’ show in fog. Or listening to one of opera’s great divas on a transistor radio. Something’s going to be sadly lost with the women playing this championship at Royal Troon for the first time. The swiftness of the young Japanese star’s connection with British golf fans as she climbed the leaderboard at Woburn ranked among the best stories in golf last year. She was just 20 at the time, playing in her first major championship, in her first tournament outside Japan. She didn’t speak English, but the Brits made a strong connection with her. “The Smiling Cinderella” showed just why she earned that moniker in Japan. She proved to be as much an entertainer as she was a world-class player. “I’ve always been conscious of keeping a smile on my face while I’m playing, but after winning the Women’s Open last year, it made me realize, once again, the importance of playing with a smile,” she said through a translator. England’s Laura Davies, a World Golf Hall of famer, loved the way Shibuno engaged the Brits, with her body language, with high fives and with autographs for kids. “It didn’t seem to matter where she hit it – although she hit it really well the whole time – she just had that infectious smile going,” said Davies, who will do some analysis for Golf Channel this week. “I think the whole gallery around the 18th was willing that [last] putt in.” Shibuno rammed in an 18-foot birdie putt at the last to beat American Lizette Salas by a shot, joining Chako Higuchi as the only Japanese players to win a major championship. “She captured the hearts of the English golf fans,” Davies said. Head vs. Heart picks: AIG Women’s Open Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz followed Shibuno as an on-course reporter through the weekend. “Nobody had ever heard of her, unless they followed golf really, really closely and had a good translator app on their Japanese Tour website,” Foltz said. “She just won them over with her pace of play, with her demeanor on the course, with the gutsy, gutsy shots she hit time and time again. “While everybody kept expecting her to go away, she didn’t.” A fan-less Open won’t be the only challenge for Shibuno this week as she seeks to become the first player to win this major in back-to-back years since Yani Tseng in 2010 and ’11. Shibuno won on an inland, parkland style golf course in England last year. She will get a taste of real links golf in Scotland, with brisk winds expected on Thursday, and then strong, gusty winds on Friday, with some heavy showers also expected in the second round. Royal Troon, with its famed postage stamp hole, with its gorse, dunes and deep bunkers, will be especially challenging if the weather’s coming in as hard as predicted. It’s tough to smile in the kind of conditions that appear headed Troon’s way. “It’s my first time in Scotland,” Shibuno said. She arrived last week, for the Aberdeen Standard Investment Ladies Scottish Open. She missed the cut at the Renaissance Club, with rounds of 77 and 79. “This week, it’s going to be windy, and there’s some rain to be expected, and the course is going to play out very differently, depending on the wind,” Shibuno said. “I’m going to have to play smart, but at the same time, as defending champion, I’m going to enjoy. Also, I want to show a new part of the game, some new part of my game this year.” Shibuno chose not to take up LPGA membership after her AIG Women’s Open victory last year, but she continued to play well in Japan. She won twice on her home tour after Woburn and ranks No. 13 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings this week. She has played just twice this year. “I’ve been fully preparing myself to play well,” she said.