first_imgMALMO, Sweden – Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee quickly won a playoff against Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and France’s Victor Dubuisson to clinch the Nordea Masters on Sunday. Jaidee birdied the par-5 18th at PGA Sweden’s Lake Course while Gallacher and Dubuisson could only make par. Earlier, the 44-year-old Jaidee hit six birdies and an eagle three on the 11th to finish in 7-under 65 and an overall 16-under 272 for his sixth European title. ”I worked hard today,” Jaidee said. ”I started with three birdies in a row, had another one on six, then a good comeback on 11.” He said he was nervous on the last few holes. ”The golf course is wide open, you have to hit good golf shots and the weather helped a little bit,” he said. Dubuisson could have avoided the playoff with a birdie on the 18th, but three-putted from just off the green for a 67. Gallacher (68) appeared to be out of the race when he bogeyed at No. 17, but he converted from 20 feet at the next. Second-ranked Henrik Stenson (71) shared the lead with England’s Eddie Pepperell after the third round. The Swede found himself needing an eagle on the last to win his home title for the first time, but he bogeyed after pushing his second off the green and ended fifth behind Robert-Jan Derksen (65) of the Netherlands. Pepperell (72) went in water at the same hole and finished tied for sixth.last_img read more

first_img November 17, 2011 Published by Site Default The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant Tweet Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 ← Conference of the Society for Romanian Studies 2012, Romania Google Photography Prize → Pocket Share 0 +1 Deadline: 25 January 2012Open to: Applicant organizations must be individual non‐profit organizations, for‐profit companies or other recognized institutions that can successfully execute the activities in their technical area.Grant: Up to $2,000,000 per projectDescriptionThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its new grant program called “Discover New Ways to Achieve Healthy Growth” under the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. The goal of this opportunity is to elucidate new pathways or mechanisms that will directly inform the development of interventions for the prevention of impaired growth, i.e. stunting and wasting, and the associated impaired cognitive development during the first 1,000 days following conception in the developing world. The program seeks to address the challenge of lack of new research needed to address the underlying biological mechanisms and pathways associated with growth restriction, stunting, and wasting during the first 1,000 days following conception (-9 to 24 months).Research efforts relevant to informing future interventions for treating or preventing growth restriction, stunting, or wasting may include the investigation of pathways or mechanisms: a) involved with the acquisition or metabolism of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, or other nutrients; b) controlled by hormones or influenced by autonomic functions; c) induced by pathogens or immunological activity; or d) environmental toxins. The Discover New Ways to Achieve Healthy Growth program will address three developmental segments or age groups:1) prenatal, including preconception factors as well as those during fetal development,2) infants from birth to 6 months of age, and3) infants from 6 to 24 months of age.GrantThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is willing to fund up to a total of $15 Million for research activities to uncover new pathways or mechanisms that will directly inform the development of interventions for the prevention of impaired growth during the first 1,000 days following conception in the developing world as part of this program. Proposals for funding are eligible for up to $2,000,000 total cost per project in funding. Individual program budgets should be representative of the scope and magnitude of the proposed studies. The proposal should clearly identify decision points and endpoints that will fit within the proposed budget and time frame of 36 to 48 months. A Hard Milestone at 24 months will separate Part 1: Exploration and Mechanistic Understanding, and Part 2: Mechanism and Relevance to an Intervention.EligibilityApplicant organizations must be individual non‐profit organizations, for‐profit companies or other recognized institutions that can successfully execute the activities in their technical area.How to apply?A Letter of Inquiry (LOI) in response to this RFP should be submitted no later than January 25, 2012 10:00 AM PST. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (which may subsequently be referred to as ‘the Gates Foundation’ or ‘the foundation’) will evaluate the LOIs and applicants who have projects of further interest to the Gates Foundation will be invited in March 2012 to submit a full proposal in April 2012. These time periods are subject to change. All applicants will be notified by email in a timely manner of any change to the dates for notification and proposal deadline. Instructions on the preparation of full proposals will be provided to selected applicants.Steps to Apply for a GrantCreate an account: The first time you visit the grant application portal, Unison, you will need to create an account (click here to apply). After you enter your information, a temporary password will be emailed to you. Return to the Unison homepage to personalize your password and complete your account profile. Log into Unison Portal: After you complete your account profile, you may access the grant application by logging into Unison.Download the LOI instructions: The instructions provide directions regarding the format and content of your LOI. You can download the instructions after you create your account and log into the portal.Complete the LOI application form (can be downloaded here). The LOI Application includes questions regarding the purpose, framework, approach, assumptions, and budget of your project.Submit your LOI: After you have completed the LOI application form, you will be asked to attach this form to your application. You will be able to review your LOI, make any changes, and save it prior to submitting it to the foundation. You can save the application and return to it later through Unison by logging in any time before the submission deadline with your email address and password. Returning users please visit this website. Once you have logged into the RFP opportunity, the application will appear in “My Open LOIs and Grant Applications”Please note: Do not mail a duplicate hard copy of your LOI, and the Foundation cannot accept additional attachments such as brochures, videos, etc. All applicants are encouraged to use the application portal Unison for the most rapid response to your application. If you cannot submit your LOI online, please send email at [email protected] and you will  be contacted.Once you’ve submitted your LOI, you will receive a confirmation that it has been received. If your LOI is selected, you will be notified by staff and invited to submit a grant proposal for further review. A request for a full proposal does not guarantee funding.In order to download the complete brochure with rules and guidelines for this grant, please click here.ContactsIn case of any questions, please visit Frequently Asked Questions or contact the representatives via phone to 206 709 3400 or via email to [email protected] Official Website Similar Stories last_img read more

first_imgDear Avenir [French for future] is a bi-monthly showcase of local, emerging EDM talent, featuring artists who blend genres and push the limits of music as we know it. The next event takes place tomorrow, Wednesday May 21st, at the Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Headlining the show will be J:Kenzo, a Dub Police member. Supporting acts include the ever-funky Doctor Jeep, the mystical musical offerings of Boston-based eelko, and the two artists in residence, Tanner Caldwell and Whiskers Pro.Tickets are available through Ticketfly, and you can find more information on the Dear Avenir Facebook Event Page. The event is 21+, and doors open at 10 PM. Enjoy!last_img read more

first_imgColorado town getting a drive-through marijuana shop Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state.The Parachute Board of Trustees approved a business license for Tumbleweed Express last week, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported Saturday.“As far as I can tell, we are not aware of this business model ever coming up before,” said Robert Goulding, spokesman for the state Marijuana Enforcement Division.The business is expected to open in March in a former car wash.Tumbleweed Express also had to get approval from the Marijuana Enforcement Division, which said the store cannot allow anyone younger than 21 on the premises, even in the back seat of a car.The business must also have security and surveillance, and marijuana may not be visible from outside the dispensary.The car wash building will allow the goods to be screened from outside view.“We think the drive-through is a very creative and innovative idea,” Parachute Town Manager Stuart McArthur said.Marijuana accounted for nearly 30 percent of the community’s 2016 sales tax revenue of just over $1 million, McArthur said. “The really good news is that other businesses are benefiting from it,” he said.Travelers stopping to buy marijuana in Parachute are more likely to stop at restaurants and other shops, he said, helping an economy that was hit hard by a downturn in natural gas production.Parachute Mayor Roy McClung said the town’s economy would have been in serious trouble without legalized recreational marijuana.Statewide, marijuana sales brought in close to $200 million in taxes and fees last year, the Colorado Department of Revenue said. Related Articles:Confusion surrounds new Florida medical marijuana rulesLaws pit medical marijuana against gunsMarijuana advocates to hand out joints at Trump inaugurationHangups stall Florida medical marijuana expansion Author: Associated Press Published: February 19, 2017 9:21 PM EST SHARElast_img read more

first_imgThe Chiefs fell for the second straight week at home Sunday, a 31-24 loss to the Texans. They also fell to 4-2 on the season — and farther behind the AFC-front-running 6-0 Patriots.So what’s wrong with Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City? A lot — enough to think the Chiefs are in danger of seeing their conference championship dreams dashed. The Texans stole from the Colts’ winning Week 5 blueprint and executed it even better at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 6. After Indy dominated time of possession with a prolific rushing attack (37:15 and 180 yards), Houston raised the bar (39:48 and 192 yards).VIDEO: Every Patrick Mahomes throw vs. TexansThat means Mahomes hasn’t been on the field all that much of late, which makes it hard for him to beat anyone, especially with an ankle injury he’s playing through and a struggling offensive line that’s missing left tackle Eric Fisher. After completing just 56.4 percent of his passes against the Colts, he was further off against the Texans, completing 54.3 percent (19 of 35 for 273 yards, three TDs, one INT).Instead of doing more with the running game to help Mahomes, the Chiefs went from 11 non-Mahomes rushing attempts against the Colts to 10 against the Texans.The score was a lot closer than the game really was. The Texans helped out with a fumble from running back Carlos Hyde and two interceptions from quarterback Deshaun Watson, one of which came in the red zone. For the rest of the game, Hyde (26 rushes, 112 yards, one touchdown) and Watson (30-of-42 passing, 280 yards, one touchdown; 10 carries, 42 yards, two touchdowns) mostly did whatever they wanted.Mahomes did get a huge boost from the return of go-to wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who caught two touchdowns, one of which was a leaping highlight-reel 46-yard catch in the first quarter. But he missed many of his downfield connections elsewhere and was helped most by throwing to running backs Darrel and Damien Williams. With the Texans playing keepaway, Mahomes mustered a career-low 41 yards passing in the second half. MORE: Projecting Patrick Mahomes’ unprecedented extension with ChiefsThe Chiefs’ offense has a small margin for error, even when the defense gets a few takeaways, because that same defense was gashed for 472 yards Sunday. They’re not giving up big pass plays, but they can’t get off the field because they can’t stop the running game or the short-to-intermediate passing game.Opponents are going on long, methodical drives to help their defenses. Kansas City, on the other hand, is playing awful complementary football; it’s being horribly unbalanced when there are hints it can have great success running the ball as it plays off the threat of Mahomes’ downfield passing.If the Texans and Colts can do this and beat the Chiefs, you can bet the copycatting will continue with the better teams in the AFC (and NFC). New England won’t get to play Kansas City until Week 14, but you can bet Bill Belichick, fresh off his team’s Thursday night domination of the Giants, will file away the formula for slowing down Mahomes.center_img Before their Week 12 bye and that Patriots game, the Chiefs will face the Packers and the Vikings in their next two home games. Those are two more teams that can execute a run-heavy, ball-control game plan.Mahomes is the reigning NFL MVP, but the Chiefs are asking him to be too valuable of a player for them at the moment. Coach Andy Reid has gotten too pass-happy with his offense, and coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is seeing more break than bend from his defense.The Chiefs can still ride Mahomes to another division title in the weak AFC West, but in terms of battling for conference supremacy, they look a lot farther away from the best.last_img read more