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Brooks Koepka dominates when the stakes are highest – Deadspin

Brooks Koepka dominates when the stakes are highest – Deadspin

Once again, Brooks Koepka turns on the gas for a major.Image: Getty Images Brooks Koepka is really good at golf, and he’s really good at golf on the biggest stages. Since the 2017 Masters, he has played in 14 major championships. In those 14 appearances, he has won four, finished second twice, and placed in the top-10 in three more. Half of his 14 Majors appearances have been a top-10 finish or better. Earlier today, in the first round of the U.S. Open, Koepka was two under par. At that time: That’s 61 shots better than the next closest golfer. That is an absurd amount of dominance. Something about the big stage just suits him. G/O Media may get a commission Over the past four years, the U.S. Open has belonged to this man. He’s playing in his eighth. He’s made six cuts. He...
Weird ‘Living Fossil’ Fish Lives 100 Years, Pregnant For 5 – HuffPost

Weird ‘Living Fossil’ Fish Lives 100 Years, Pregnant For 5 – HuffPost

The coelacanth — a giant weird fish still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found. These slow-moving, people-sized fish of the deep, nicknamed a “living fossil,” are the opposite of the live fast, die young mantra. These nocturnal fish grow at an achingly slow pace. Females don’t hit sexual maturity until their late 50s, the study said, while male coelacanths are sexually mature at 40 to 69 years. And maybe strangest of all, researchers figure pregnancy in the fish lasts about five years. Coelacanths, which have been around for 400 million years, were thought extinct until they were found alive in 1938 off South Africa. Scientists long believed coelacanths live about 20 years. But by applying a standard technique for dating commercial fish, French sc...
Entire Portland Police crowd control unit resigns after officer indicted on protest assault charge – ABC News

Entire Portland Police crowd control unit resigns after officer indicted on protest assault charge – ABC News

Members of a specialized Portland, Oregon, police unit that deals with crowd control have resigned from the assignment en masse a day after a fellow officer was indicted on an assault charge stemming from alleged illegal use of force during a protest last year. The Portland Police Bureau's Rapid Response Team, which is primarily responsible for providing public safety at crowd events, consisted of approximately 50 officers, all of whom resigned Wednesday, the bureau announced. The assignment is voluntary and the officers will remain on the force and continue their regular assignments, the bureau said. The mass resignation comes a day after a grand jury indicted Portland Police Bureau Officer Corey Budworth on one count of fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, for what prosecutors allege...
COVID-19 AstraZeneca issues: Pfizer, Moderna are ‘preferred’ for second shot, U.S. travel problem may arise – Yahoo News

COVID-19 AstraZeneca issues: Pfizer, Moderna are ‘preferred’ for second shot, U.S. travel problem may arise – Yahoo News

National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that individuals who received a single dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine be given an mRNA vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, for their second dose. "An mRNA vaccine is now preferred as the second dose for individuals who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine, based on emerging evidence of a potentially better immune response from this mixed vaccine schedule and to mitigate the potential risk of VITT [vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia] associated with viral vector vaccines," the recommendation from NACI reads. Despite this guidance, the committee is also signalling that Canadians who have been fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca should "rest assured that the vaccine...