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Golf: Woods honored as Genesis Open granted ‘elevated status’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Tiger Woods-hosted Genesis Open was granted “elevated status” on the PGA Tour on Wednesday, promising a bright future for the tournament to go with its rich history. FILE PHOTO: Nov 23, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Tiger Woods reacts to chipping in for birdie on the 17th hole during The Match: Tiger vs Phil golf match at Shadow Creek Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher The tour announced that starting next year the tournament formerly known as the Los Angeles Open will join Jack Nicklaus’s…

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University of California to be granted pioneering CRISPR patent

(Reuters) – The University of California will soon be granted a potentially valuable patent on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, according to a document filed by the U.S. patent office on Friday. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision to grant the patent could further fuel a long-running rivalry between the university and the Broad Institute, a biological and genomic research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University that also holds patents on CRISPR. Patent rights to CRISPR could eventually be worth billions…

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University of California to be granted CRISPR patent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The University of California will soon be granted a potentially valuable patent on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, according to a document filed by the U.S. patent office on Friday.     The decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to grant the patent could further fuel a long-running dispute between the university and the Broad Institute, a biological and genomic research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard that also holds patents on CRISPR.     Patent rights to CRISPR…

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#GetTonyAFlypast: Pensioner’s wish to mark fatal bomber crash granted

The RAF will carry out a flypast to mark the anniversary of of a fatal plane crash in a park in Sheffield. Tony Foulds was just eight years old when he witnessed the crash in a park he was playing in. For the last 75 years he has tended to their memorial, referring to them as ‘family’. As a result of the #GetTonyAFlyPast campaign the US Air Force have said they will carry out the a flyby on 22 February to commemorate the crash. Source link

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Yemeni mum granted visa to visit dying son in California

Image copyright CBS Image caption The boy cannot survive for much longer, and must urgently see his mother, the family say The Yemeni mother of a dying toddler in California has been granted a waiver to travel to the US to visit her son, officials say. Shaima Swileh, who currently lives in Egypt, was prevented initially from entering the US due to the Trump administration’s travel ban. Her son, two-year-old Abdullah Hassan, was born with a brain disease that doctors say he will not survive. The government had faced mounting…

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Technology 

Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian diplomats received consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada’s foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details. Canadian businessman Michael Spavor arrives next to the former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (not pictured) after a trip to North Korea, at Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China January 13, 2014. Picture taken January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, met Michael Spavor, the statement said. Spavor and Michael Kovrig were…

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Tottenham stadium: Spurs granted extension to stay at Wembley

Tottenham have been given permission to continue playing their home matches at Wembley until their new stadium is ready – but at a reduced capacity. Spurs were due to move into their new White Hart Lane stadium in September but the project has suffered a number of construction delays. The club initially agreed to continue playing at Wembley until the end of the year. They can now play there indefinitely but with a reduced capacity of 51,000. Source link

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Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong granted a divorce

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong were together for 23 years TV presenter Ant McPartlin and his estranged wife Lisa Armstrong have been granted a divorce. The decision was made by a judge at the Central Family Court in London on Tuesday morning. 42-year-old McPartlin confirmed the pair were splitting in January after eleven years of marriage. The couple met in 1990 on a roadshow in Newcastle, when they were both aspiring popstars. Judge Alun Jenkins granted the couple a decree nisi in under 30…

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Cycling teams representative says UCI taking them for granted

LONDON (Reuters) – Cycling teams are being “taken for granted” by world governing body the UCI and fear that planned reforms will continue to leave them short-changed, according to a representative of cycling’s team organization, the AIGCP. Cycling – 5th La Course by Le Tour de France – 112.5-km from Annecy to Le Grand-Bornand – July 17, 2018 – UCI President David Lappartient attends the podium ceremony. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Team bosses, race organizers and other stakeholders held a meeting in Madrid earlier this month in which they outlined their concerns…

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Technology 

Open Fiber granted 3.5 billion euro project financing for Italian fiber optic network

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s Open Fiber said on Friday banks, state lender CDP and the European Investment Bank had signed off on a 3.5 billion euro project finance package to help fund the ultrafast broadband network it is rolling out across the country. The funding, the biggest-ever project finance deal for an optic fiber network in the EMEA region, is led by UniCredit, Societe Generale and BNP Paribas. Open Fiber, jointly owned by CDP and utility Enel, also said its two shareholders would grant a maximum further 950 million euros.…

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