No snowflakes here – time to get ready for the New Working Order

Posted On Sep 4 2021 by

first_img Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to understanding the next generation that will shape our futures.United Nations data shows us that Generation Z – those born after 2000 – will account for 32 per cent of the global population in 2019, and when combined with millennials, over 50 per cent of the global workforce by 2020. whatsapp Chris Brauer Opinion The New Working Order make up around 40 per cent of Gen Z, using smartphones and technology to enhance creativity and productivity. They value work-life integration, flexible working, and multi-experience lives, as well as continuous learning and moving freely between loyalties.This group is workforce-ready, fiercely ambitious, and driven to make substantial changes to the world around them through not just ideas but execution.This self-starter attitude contrasts dramatically with false narratives like “Generation Snowflake” which suggest that these young people are precious, pampered, and too easily take offence.The reality from our research is that they just get on with it, and will work through any obstacles put in their way.In fact, over half (52 per cent) of the New Working Order already pursue passion projects and side hustles, with 59 per cent of them hoping to turn that into their main income stream in the next year. Thursday 29 November 2018 9:11 am It is easy to dismiss the youth of today as entitled, self-centred, glued to their phones, and lacking depth and critical thinking. Easy, but also discriminatory, intolerant, antipathetic, and full of false biases.There is a joke that regularly does the rounds on social media that Gen Z culture is “crying about your grades while you do your homework”. Like most good jokes, we laugh because it’s funny, but also because it hints at an underlying truth. What it describes is a combination of a sense of responsibility and emotional awareness with conscientiousness and drive.Through our research at Goldsmiths at the University of London, in collaboration with Huawei, we investigated the life and work realities of Gen Z and what matters to them, as well as what we can do to support them as they advance their careers.Interestingly, our research revealed the rise of a new tribe within Gen Z – a tribe of individuals who express themselves with confidence and style, collaborate with others, engage meaningfully with the world around them, and are motivated by purpose and passion in everything they do.They are the New Working Order. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. The New Working Order also set themselves apart through their relationship with technology.British adults check their mobile phones on average every 12 minutes in the day, or 10,000 times a year. The New Working Order go further, embracing the reality that these processes of tech-infused extended cognition impact our minds’ capacity to problem-solve, releasing dopamine and activating neural pathways associated with learning.One of the most staggering findings from our study is that 66 per cent of the New Working Order are unable to create or innovate without their smartphone. They live, breathe, and learn through extended cognition as a means of understanding themselves and the world around them.This generation also prefer to learn through a range of different mediums – from formal coursework to informal online learning. Having grown up as entrepreneurial freelancers, these individuals are more open to alternative forms of education as well as creative solutions for funding it.For this reason, businesses seeking to attract these candidates should consider a corporate learning programme that includes aspects like self-directed learning, collaborative problem solving, and practical and real-world experience. Crucially, of course, they should also all leverage technology.center_img No snowflakes here – time to get ready for the New Working Order As a society, we have a responsibility to equip this generation not just with content but with resilience in our changing, technologically-infused world. Ignorance is not an option – and nor are jokes about snowflakes.The full report is at www.huaweinewworkingorder.co.uk/ Share More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more


UK’s first contactless car vending machine unveiled in London

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first_imgWednesday 21 August 2019 4:35 pm Main image credit: Auto Trader James Warrington “The only difference is that this Renault Zoe can be purchased at the touch of a card, testing London car buyers’ appetite for electric cars as well as a more instant purchasing future.” whatsapp A team of six engineers spent three months designing and building the dispenser, which boasts an integrated payment and door release system. The bespoke vending machine, installed today in Spitalfields Market, allows motorists to purchase a new car on the spot via a contactless payment on their phone. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamazenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.combonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory The stunt, carried out by Auto Trader, offers buyers a single Renault Zoe priced at £16,000. Londoners in desperate need of a brand-new car can now snap up a set of wheels instantly, thanks to the UK’s first contactless vending machine. The model is one of the most popular electric cars on the market at the moment, according to the digital marketplace, as more and more Brits opt for environmentally vehicles. Share A spokesperson for Auto Trader said: “Today we’re showcasing a real-life version on what can be found on Auto Trader; brand new cars at transparent pre-haggled prices that you can drive away today. UK’s first contactless car vending machine unveiled in London More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more


Amgen is probed by Danish regulator after employee posts press release on LinkedIn

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_img Log In | Learn More 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. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Alex Hogan/STAT Amgen is probed by Danish regulator after employee posts press release on LinkedIn Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Ed Silverman Pharmalot GET STARTED What’s included?center_img About the Author Reprints @Pharmalot 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. By Ed Silverman Feb. 9, 2018 Reprints Tags legalpharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+ [email protected] Anyone who likes to post information about drugs on social media might want to read this: The Danish Medicines Agency is investigating whether an Amgen (AMGN) employee in Denmark violated advertising laws by sharing and liking a U.S. press release about the Kyprolis medication on LinkedIn. If the law was broken, the company may have to pay a penalty and the employee could face up to four months in jail.An agency spokesman declined to provide further details, but explained that advertising prescription medicines to the general public is prohibited. Under Danish law, the general public is defined as anyone who is not a doctor, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist, nurse, midwife, bioanalyst, clinical dietitian, radiographer, or student in one of these fields. What is it?last_img read more


AMF launches consumer awareness campaign

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

A website, 5bonnesquestions.ca, and an educational video are also part of this campaign. The regulator notes that Quebec Ccnsumers who deal with financial advisors who are not registered with the AMF are taking a risk: The adviser is acting illegally and, in the event of a problem, the consumer will not be able to file a claim with the financial services compensation fund. Each year, the AMF deals with a high number of cases of illegal practice affecting investors who have lost all or part of their savings. The AMF hopes that this campaign will prompt even more Quebeckers to adopt the right reflexes to protect themselves against fraud. Imposters among us, CSA warns Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff On Sunday, March 4, Quebec securities regulators will launch a new consumer awareness campaign focusing on five key questions to help avoid financial ruin. The campaign is part of Fraud Prevention Month. Messages on English-language radio, French-language television and on the web will encourage consumers to develop sound investment habits by asking themselves five key questions before investing their savings. For example: Is the person listed in the Autorité des marchés financiers register? OSC finalizes DSC ban Keywords Fraud,  Investor protectionCompanies Quebec Securities Commission Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says read more


Training for CWC 2007 Volunteers to Begin December

Posted On Jun 17 2021 by

first_imgRelatedTraining for CWC 2007 Volunteers to Begin December RelatedTraining for CWC 2007 Volunteers to Begin December Training for CWC 2007 Volunteers to Begin December UncategorizedOctober 24, 2006 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Training of volunteers selected for the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) West Indies 2007 will commence by December. Manager of the Volunteer Programme, Vilma McDonald, told JIS News that training would proceed after 1,923 applications of potential volunteers underwent security screening by the ICC. “I know that we will not have many rejects in that area,” she said.Following this screening process, a clean list of volunteers will be returned to the Jamaica Local Organising Committee (LOC), of which 1,200 persons will be selected and contacted to commence training.”I know that some persons will be disappointed because they were not selected. However, we cannot select everyone,” Mrs. McDonald said.Nevertheless, she pointed out that the legacy of the programme would be that the list of all applicants would be handed over to the National Registry of Volunteers (NRV) after the event.“This is good, in that for future events, the NRV will not have to be scrambling like we did for this event. They will reap the benefits of a pool of experienced and well trained volunteers,” she pointed out.Commenting on the areas receiving the most interest from applicants, the Manager said the first choice was to be VIP assistants. “This is an area where we are not going to need a quarter of those who requested it,” she said.Other popular areas among the applicants included, ‘Meet and Greet’ and ‘Hospitality’.“I think the perception is that we are going to have all these visitors, so persons will need to be nice, polite and courteous, so those are the areas where applicants feel they will be most needed,” she offered as reason for the popular choices.The area receiving the least interest in terms of choice was transportation, where some 94 persons will be needed to oversee park and ride areas, among other activities.“We will have to look at first, second, third and fourth choices right down the list, because if we are short in one area, we will have to pull from another area,” she informed. “I need everybody to understand that they might not get the choice they requested,” she added.The area requiring the most volunteers is that of ushers, for which 260 volunteers are needed for both venues. RelatedTraining for CWC 2007 Volunteers to Begin Decemberlast_img read more


Joint Parliamentary Committee on Diaspora Affairs to be Established

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first_imgAdvertisements RelatedJoint Parliamentary Committee on Diaspora Affairs to be Established RelatedJoint Parliamentary Committee on Diaspora Affairs to be Established Joint Parliamentary Committee on Diaspora Affairs to be Established UncategorizedMarch 28, 2008center_img RelatedJoint Parliamentary Committee on Diaspora Affairs to be Established FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Joint Parliamentary Committee on Diaspora Affairs is to be established during the 2008/09 legislative year.This was announced by Governor General, the Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, when he delivered the Throne Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, today (March 27).Sir Kenneth said this decision arose out of Government’s recognition of the “critical role played by the Jamaican Diaspora, ‘the Greater Jamaica,’ in the country’s developmental process.”“The Government is placing special emphasis on the many communities overseas and the role they will play in national development,” the Governor General explained.Sir Kenneth said the third Biennial Conference of the Diaspora is scheduled to be held in Kingston in June, and will see attendees discussing and making decisions on matters aimed at deepening the role of the Diaspora in the affairs of the country.The State Opening of Parliament marks the beginning of the new fiscal year on April 1.last_img read more


Beyond Boulder: Learning about law from a raft on the Colorado River

Posted On Jun 14 2021 by

first_img “There is much to be gained from picking up the soil, examining it, turning it over in our hands, and creating a tangible connection with the West’s primary source of water; a benefit that can never be truly recreated within the four walls of a classroom.” – Taggart Mosholder, Colorado Law student Published: Feb. 27, 2017 CU Boulder Crowdfunding Support Law of the Colorado River Learn about CrowdfundingFrom its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado River flows almost 1,500 miles, across deserts and through the Grand Canyon to Mexico and into the Gulf of California. Along the way, it supplies water to more than 35 million people and to industries, municipalities and 4 million acres of agriculture.The river has been the subject of myriad contests about its use and has been the basis for a tangle of lawsuits, legislation, contracts and compacts.  The Law of the Colorado River seminar will address the numerous areas of law and policy affecting management of the Colorado River and the communities that depend on it. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The centerpiece of the class is a two-week rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, which will allow law students to get a fresh, visceral perspective on the river. At CU Boulder, a seminar called The Law of the Colorado River will address the numerous areas of law and policy affecting management of the Colorado River and communities that depend on it. The centerpiece of the class is a two-week rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, which will allow law students to get a fresh, visceral perspective on the river. The seminar is both a class and an experiential opportunity for future attorneys to become leaders in water, public land, energy, wildlife and American Indian law. It is taught by Sarah Krakoff, the Raphael J. Moses Professor of Law. Her areas of expertise include American Indian law, natural resources and public land law, and environmental justice. “The reason I wanted to do this class and include rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon,” Krakoff said, “is because you can trace almost every natural resource, environmental and social justice issue that affects our region—from the Rocky Mountains to California—to issues that affect the river.”The seminar includes material, presentations and hands-on experience with experts in other disciplines, including conservation biologists, climate scientists, anthropologists, geologists and hydrologists. During the semester-long class, students meet with people from nonprofits who advocate for different kinds of concerns along the river, including tribal interests, conservation protection, and endangered species. While on the trip, students will meet with park service employees to learn about the programs related to the river. One such program is species reintroduction, which will take place at one of the side canyons where they’ll camp along the way. “You can tell the whole natural resource legal history of our region through that river,” Krakoff said. “This course brings all that together. The raft trip is the culmination of all that learning. Students will literally be traveling through the source of all those issues. It will be an amazing capstone to their semester long classroom learning.” To fund the Law of the Colorado River seminar, a crowdfunding campaign has been launched to send 19 students on a two-week raft trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. They need to raise $40,000 and Colorado Law Dean Anaya is matching all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $18,000 through March 1. Find out more about the crowdfunding project and read more student quotes at the Law of the Colorado River crowdfunding webpage.“I don’t want this opportunity to be a financial barrier for students,” Krakoff said. “It shouldn’t be income-dependent to take a transformational class like this.”Categories:Beyond BoulderCampus Communitycenter_img “I have a boundless love of the West, from the polychrome mesas of the Southwest to the winding mountain creeks of the Rockies, and I dream of finding a career where I can fight for those places that I love.” – Clare Miller, Colorado Law student “Environmental factors such as poverty and racism are toxics that mold quality of life. Environmental justice and its interaction with well-being is the crux of the public health problem I want to tackle in my career.” – Justin Manusov, Colorado Law studentlast_img read more


Protecting the Provence Name

Posted On Jun 13 2021 by

first_imgLinkedin AdvertisementWines of Provence works to provide transparency to consumers who seek wines of guaranteed authenticity and quality.New York, NY, December 09, 2020 – For over ten years, Wines of Provence have enjoyed  international success, notoriety, and increasing market value. This boom is a result of the joint  efforts of Centre du Rosé and Provençal winegrowers and rising consumer demand for wines  that provide authenticity and conviviality, values strongly represented by Wines of Provence. Why Protect the Name “Provence” When it comes to authenticity, the name-protected status of “Provence” is essential. This is why  the Côtes de Provence Syndicate and the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP) have been working together since 2016 to rigorously defend the designation of origin  “Provence” for its wines. Defending this emblematic origin is essential in order to guarantee  consumers that what they are buying, and consuming is indeed an AOC wine. The Wines of  Provence meet strict production conditions established by the AOC specifications, bringing  not only incomparable quality to these rosés, but also authenticity and provenance. Ongoing Name Protection Efforts Over the last few years, some wine brands have created rosé cuvées referring to (or using) the  Provence origin, even though they do not meet the requirements of the AOC. This can confuse  or deceive consumers who seek authenticity and guaranteed quality and origin of the wine  they drink. With each instance of the Provence origin used without adherence to AOC requirements, the industry contacts the brands concerned, working with them to change their labels or their  communication. A budget of 140,000 EUR (168,675 USD) has been dedicated to these efforts  in 2020. The 3 AOCs and the entire Provençal sector are working harder than ever to raise awareness  of this important issue, hoping that the industry will support these efforts. How to recognize the Wines of Provence? The label must include mention of one of the following three AOCs: About Wines of Provence Wines of Provence, known in France as the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence  (CIVP), is an organization representing over 647 wineries and trade companies from the  Provence region. Its mission is to promote and advance the wines of the organization’s 3  appellations, Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux Varois en  Provence. Members together produce 96% of Provence’s Appellation d’Origine Protégée  (AOP) wines, 170M bottles in 2019. Wines of Provence is the global leader for premium rosé  wine, accounting for 38% domestic and 4.2% of global rosé production. The U.S. is Wines of  Provence’s first export market, 45% in volume of its exports.  Advertisement TAGSWines of Provence Home Industry News Releases Protecting the Provence NameIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessProtecting the Provence NameBy Press Release – December 9, 2020 164 0 Facebook Twitter Share ReddIt Pinterest Email Previous articleNapa County Farm Bureau Named 2020 County of the YearNext articleThe Supper Share Announces Partnership with United Sommeliers Foundation to Support the Sommelier Community Press Releaselast_img read more


Basic Aid designation costs district $8.8 million

Posted On Jun 11 2021 by

first_imgHomeFeaturedBasic Aid designation costs district $8.8 million Mar. 05, 2019 at 4:44 amFeaturedNewsBasic Aid designation costs district $8.8 millionMadeleine Pauker2 years agoNewsSanta Monicasmmusd The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) lost about $8.8 million in state funding last year due to a switch in its funding model. The state had allocated about $8.6 million in Education Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) to SMMUSD to meet its minimum funding requirement and the district included the funding in its budget. Last November, however, the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) told the district that the district was not entitled to the funds because it had become a basic aid school district during the 2017-2018 school year and withdrew $8,861,301.26 from SMMUSD’s financial accounts without prior written notice.Most California school districts cannot collect enough property tax revenue to meet their minimum funding requirement. Basic aid school districts, however, receive enough tax revenue to exceed that requirement and therefore receive little aid from the state. Such districts are typically more affluent, with higher property values.SMMUSD has been on the brink of becoming a basic aid district for a number of years, said Melody Canady, Assistant Superintendent, Business and Fiscal Services. The district became a basic aid district in the middle of the 2017-2018 school year. LACOE told the district last November that its new status made it ineligible for ERAF allocations and withdrew the funding in January.The district was not aware that would happen and had already budgeted the $8.6 million, Canady said.“At no time did the inclusion of ERAF funds in the district’s budgets and reports trigger any warning that basic aid districts are not entitled to ERAF,” she said. “Therefore, the funds were budgeted and then approved by LACOE.”The district has financial reserves to absorb the impact of the $8.86 million loss, but LACOE’s decision disrupted its medium- and long-term budget planning and efforts to address its structural deficit, Canady added. Last year, SMMUSD was projected to run a $4.2 million deficit in the 2018-2019 fiscal year and $6.2 million the following fiscal year.In a teleconference with district officials last November, LACOE representatives acknowledged that the agency was unaware that SMMUSD was becoming a basic aid district, even though state tax code states that LACOE is responsible for determining the funding status of the district and reporting it to the Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller before funds such as ERAF might be allocated. LACOE failed to do that, Canady said.LACOE then agreed to discuss the matter in a future teleconference but never contacted the district again, Canady said. The district then learned in January that LACOE and the Auditor-Controller withdrew $8,861.301.26 from SMMUSD’s general fund without notifying the district. The amount was higher than the $8.6 million discussed in November.“While the district appreciates LACOE and the Auditor-Controller’s efforts to comply with California law concerning ERAF allocations, the manner in which the foregoing actions taken are deeply concerning, unwarranted, and harmful to the district,” Canady said.The district sent a letter to both agencies that month requesting an explanation for the discrepancy between the $8.6 million and the $8.86 million and why the district continued to receive ERAF allocations despite becoming a basic aid district during the 2017-2018 school year. The letter also asked for an explanation as to why the district must return the ERAF allocations in full given that it did not become a basic aid district until the middle of the 2017-2018 fiscal year.LACOE and the Auditor-Controller have yet to reply to the letter, Canady said.The SMMUSD Board of Education will discuss the matter at its Thursday meeting. The Basic Aid designation cannot have “cost” the district anything. “Basic-aid” or, to use the correct California Education Code term, “excess tax” school districts are those whose local property tax receipts exceed their state minimum funding requirement.What happened was that the local property tax receipts allocated to SMMUSD exceeded its state minimum funding under the statewide formula (LCFF). Therefore, SMMUSD was not entitled to any share of the LA County ERAF Fund. It was, however inadvertently, double dipping.There are two real tragedies here. First is that the education community in California has so taken its eye off the property tax ball that it ignores this vital, stable, reliable and GROWING source of revenue. Second is that, a year after Proposition 13 was passed, so much property tax allocation was taken away from districts in LA County (and handed both to cities and especially to the county government) that SMMUSD has only now become an excess tax district. Gritty, industrial South San Francisco has been one for years — because (like most districts in San Mateo County) it was allowed to keep most of its pre-Prop 13 share of local property tax revenue. 1 Comment Heavy rain predicted for Tuesday nightWhat’s the Point?You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours ago [email protected] June 13, 2019 at 8:36 AM Jennifer Bestor says: Tags :NewsSanta Monicasmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment Comments are closed.last_img read more


Steele (64) leads Sony by three after Moving Day

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_imgHONOLULU — Saturday was no time to panic, especially at a Sony Open with so many players in the mix that one shot could lead to a good run and change the landscape in a hurry. That’s what happened to Brendan Steele. He went from a share of the lead to three shots behind through four holes. He had one birdie on his card. And then he hit his best shot of the day and seized control of the Sony Open. Steele hit a 4-iron from 210 yards into a left-to-right wind that he had to turn over to get to a flag on the left side of the green. He hit it to 8 feet for eagle, and he was on his way. ”I needed to really hit it solid, and hit it well, and turn it over,” Steele said. ”Did all those things and it ended up being the right number.” He played the final 10 holes in 7 under, and the number that mattered was 12-under 198, and a three-shot lead over Cameron Smith of Australia going into the final round. Steele had a share of the lead to start the day, with 23 players separated by three shots. Now only Smith is within three of the lead, and he had to work hard to stay that close. Smith birdied four of his last five holes for a 66. ”It wasn’t looking too pretty at the start there – didn’t start with my best golf,” Smith said. ”Got into the swing of things on the back nine. Started to feel a little bit more comfortable with my swing rather than worrying about what I was doing with my swing just went ahead and tried to hit some golf shots. It was good to get in that frame of mind before tomorrow.” Steele is going for his fourth PGA Tour victory, and his first since repeating at the Safeway Open in the fall of 2017. His daughter was born two weeks later. He has had only two top 10s in 50 tournaments worldwide since then, and one of those was a team event in New Orleans. ”It’s always going to be difficult no matter what,” Steele said of the final round. ”Would be very rare to come out and birdie the first six holes and have it never be in question. So, as much as I would like that, I know it’s going to be tough. I’m going to have to battle. But it’s nothing that I haven’t seen before.” Each day, the wind has lost a little strength at Waialae. Each day, the top score has been a little lower. Sony Open in Hawaii: Full-field scores | Full coverage Steele, Kevin Kisner and Mark Anderson each shot 64, the low score of the week. Kisner was tied for the lead when he finished his round, feeling a lot better about his chances than the previous week at Kapalua, a big golf course where power players thrive. Kisner is more about iron play, and Waialae suits him well. He just wasn’t expecting Steele to take off the way he did. Steele went from a share of the lead to two shots behind when he went long of the green on the third and fourth holes, both time making bogey. The wind still packed enough gusts, especially if a ball came out hot and high, that his pitching wedge into the third went 180 yards. It all changed on the par-5 ninth, and Steele was on his way. Webb Simpson had a 66 and was five shots behind, along with former Sony Open winner Ryan Palmer and Collin Morikawa, who each had a 68. Simpson opend with a 71 and has followed with two rounds at 66. He is 8 under over his last 27 holes, and hopeful the momentum will carry him. The umbrellas didn’t come out until the last hole for the leaders. ”If the rain stays away, I think it’s going to take a pretty good number,” Simpson said. Much of that depends on the weather, and on Steele.last_img read more