Tag: 南京桑拿论坛

Cybersecurity sharing launches for credit unions

first_imgThe National Credit Union Information Sharing and Analysis Organization officially announced its launch. Their mission – to advance cyberresilience, real-time security situational awareness information sharing, and coordinated response.“This is the first operational and threat intelligence sharing organization dedicated wholly to credit unions,” said Gene Fredriksen, executive director of the NCU-ISAO, and  vice president and chief information officer for the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based PSCU,. “Just as credit unions exist to serve the needs of their communities, the NCU-ISAO exists to serve credit unions’ needs in the cybersecurity space. Because the information-sharing needs for credit unions encompass more than just cyberthreats, the NCU-ISAO will support innovative, member-driven initiatives around benchmarking, process improvement, and regulatory strategies.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Charles “Jimmy” Mize, Jr.

first_imgCharles James “Jimmy” Mize Jr., 84, of Moores Hill passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg from the COVID-19 virus.  Jimmy was born Wednesday, June 12, 1935, the son of Charles and Chairmy (Adkins) Mize Sr.  Jimmy retired from Fernald; he enjoyed hunting; and was a former member of the Table of Knowledge at The Reservation in Milan.Jimmy is survived by his daughters Kimberly Lehn of Fort Mitchell, KY, Beverly Maybrier of Lawrenceburg, IN and Jenny Rebecca Lee of Ross, OH; grandchildren Stephanie Squires, Ali Lehn Jones, Christina Lehn, Hannah Lee, and Hayden Lee; two great-grandchildren Kirklyn and Kenison Squires; and sister Joyce Wonnel of Greensburg.  He was preceded in death by his sisters Pati Ross and Betty Smith.A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given in honor of Jimmy to the Hogan Hill Cemetery.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812) 744-3280.  You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Cops for Cancer Tour de North starts Tuesday; making a stop in Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Cops for Cancer Tour de North is kicking off tomorrow, September 17, in Dawson Creek and will be making a stop on the same day in Fort St. John.This year, local RCMP, Constable Christiaan Dreyer has joined the Cops for Cancer Tour de North.According to the RCMP, Cops for Cancer is a fundraising event where law enforcement and emergency services personnel cycle across north-central B.C. and engage communities en-route in raising money for childhood cancer research and support services at the Canadian Cancer Society.- Advertisement -In a release, the RCMP say Dreyer has been preparing for five months and has ridden approximately 1,500 kilometres in preparation for the over 850 km North/South route from Dawson Creek via Fort St. John to Williams Lake.Earlier this summer, Cst Dreyer was able to raise $2,255.00 towards Cops for Cancer with a “Fill the Boot” fundraiser.Constable Dreyer will be making a stop in Fort St. John tomorrow, September 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Stonebridge Hotel.Advertisementlast_img read more

NASA-Ames Gives Darwin Credit for Antenna Design Project

first_imgA press release from NASA-Ames Research Center claims, “NASA ‘Evolutionary’ Software Automatically Designs Antenna.”  Using artificial intelligence software, their approach converged on the best design.  The article explains:“The AI software examined millions of potential antenna designs before settling on a final one,” said project lead Jason Lohn, a scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, located in California’s Silicon Valley.  “Through a process patterned after Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest,’ the strongest designs survive and the less capable do not.”    The software started with random antenna designs and through the evolutionary process, refined them.  The computer system took about 10 hours to complete the initial antenna design process.  “We told the computer program what performance the antenna should have, and the computer simulated evolution, keeping the best antenna designs that approached what we asked for.  Eventually, it zeroed in on something that met the desired specifications for the mission,” Lohn said.Evolutionary software appears to be more powerful than a speeding engineer:“The software also may invent designs that no human designer would ever think of,” Lohn asserted.  In addition, the software also can plan devices that are smaller, lighter, consume less power, are stronger and more robust among many other things – characteristics that spaceflight requires, according to Lohn.The Evolutionary Software project is funded by NASA’s Office of Exploration Systems and its Evolvable Systems Group.Here is a teachable moment.  This story is full of logical flaws; can your kid find them?  Giving Charlie credit for this accomplishment is like giving bin Laden credit for winning the war on terrorism.  Charlie is the problem, not the solution; the success of this project was due not to evolution, but to intelligent design.    Mr. Lohn and the author of this press release don’t even have a high school C student understanding of evolutionary theory.  Natural selection has no purpose, goal or direction.  There are no requirements.  This antenna project had requirements: “We told the computer program what performance the antenna should have,” the designer said.  The result “met the desired specifications for the mission.”  And this project employed algorithms, which are also hallmarks of intelligent guidance.  So forget the references to an evolutionary process; this was an exercise in artificial selection, not natural selection.  Artificial selection is a manifestation of intelligent design.  Phillip Johnson explained the contrast:Plant and animal breeders employ intelligence and specialized knowledge to select breeding stock and to protect their charges from natural dangers.  The point of Darwin’s theory, however, was to establish that purposeless natural processes can substitute for intelligent design.  That he made that point by citing the accomplishments of intelligent designers proves only that the receptive audience for his theory was highly uncritical.    Artificial selection is not basically the same sort of thing as natural selection, but rather is something fundamentally different.  Human breeders produce variations among sheep or pigeons for purposes absent in nature, including sheer delight in seeing how much variation can be achieved.  If the breeders were interested only in having animals capable of surviving in the wild, the extremes of variation would not exist.  When domestic animals return to the wild state, the most highly specialized breeds quickly perish and the survivors revert to the original wild type.  Natural selection is a conservative force that prevents the appearance of the extremes of variation that human breeders like to encourage.(Darwin on Trial, pp. 17-18).Johnson’s legal and logical expertise is brought to bear skillfully in his chapter on Natural Selection.  He examines the charge that natural selection is a tautology, a vacuous phrase that conveys no information.  In the case of the antenna, Jason Lohn defined “fitness” with words like strong and robust (see “Fitness for Dummies,” 10/29/2002 headline), but those are human-centric evaluations; does the antenna care whether it is strong or robust?  Real biologists understand that fitness has nothing to do with muscles or speed or anything else that we humans value.  It is only a mechanical measure of success in passing on genes.  Whenever natural selection is described in terms of success at reproduction, however, it reduces to a tautology, which by definition has no explanatory value: an organism is successful because it succeeds; a fit individual is fitter than the unfit; those who leave the most offspring leave the most offspring.  Phillip Johnson deals with the evolutionists’ comebacks to this charge, and demonstrates that, “in practice natural selection continues to be employed in its tautological formulation.”  He provides examples from leading evolutionists.    So here were two glaring logical flaws in this story: fitness was defined in terms of value to human engineers, and intelligently-supervised results were ascribed to undirected processes.  It takes intelligence to design software that can sift through an enormous number of possibilities and detect the ones that best match the specifications.  Specification is a hallmark of intelligent design.  This story was not “patterned after Darwin’s survival of the fittest” the fact that it was patterned at all shows that it was designed.    Not only is it illogical, it is plagiaristic to attribute what these engineers accomplished to Darwinian evolution.  The Intelligent Design Movement should get the credit.  If this were the only case, evolutionists might take offense at holding up this article as a bad example, but as we have shown in these pages, prominent evolutionists publishing in reputable journals frequently make this same logical error (see 12/30/2002, 12/13/2001, 12/19/2002, and 08/26/2003 headlines, for instance).  If evolutionists don’t understand their own theory, then the intelligent design scientists are going to have to continue to teach them all about it.    Now ABC News got into the act.  They claim British scientists are using evolutionary theory to build fitter racing cars.  *Sigh*(Visited 56 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Youth Day: lessons from 1976

first_imgYoungsters around South Africa aregearing up for Youth Day on 16 June,which pays tribute to the same date in1976 when thousands of students inSoweto rose up to protest againstAfrikaans being the medium of instructionat schools.(Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Thapelo SakoanaDepartment of Social DevelopmentMedia liaison officer+27 12 312 7303 or +27 78 453 6750RELATED ARTICLES• Youth month marked in SA• Youth Month focus on empowerment• New youth agency for South Africa• Aviation, maritime careers for youthNosimilo RamelaYoung South Africans say they will be celebrating this year’s Youth Day by standing up and confronting the challenges they face – just like their compatriots did in 1976.Youth Day is a public holiday celebrated in South Africa every year on 16 June and pays tribute to the hundreds of students who lost their lives during the 1976 uprisings in Soweto.Taelo Mokoena from Houghton, Johannesburg, said there are great lessons to learn from the students of the 1976 uprisings. He said although today’s youngsters are not fighting for the same things, they are also facing challenges that they need to liberate themselves from, such as unemployment, poverty and crime.“We need to come out of a mindset where we as youth wait for the government to do things for us. We need to liberate ourselves from our circumstances and take up opportunities that are available to us and build a better future for ourselves.”Mokoena said the biggest lesson young people of today should learn from those in 1976 is the courage to fight for change. “We should always celebrate June 16 because the courage of the youth then proved to us that it is possible for young people to bring change in our country.”‘It didn’t come easy’“Unemployment and HIV/Aids are the two major struggles the youth today are faced with,” said Dikeledi Madau from Rustenburg, North West. “We must use the example set by the students of 1976 to inspire our youth to dedicate themselves to being empowered and fighting HIV/Aids, in the same way the youth of 1976 dedicated their lives to defeat apartheid.”Madau said young South Africans remain a central part of the country’s success. “For this country to grow and develop, the youth need to be empowered. The development of the youth is central to the transformation of this country and the enhancement of the lives of all South Africans.“We need to always keep the awareness; we can never allow that kind of oppression to exist again in our country,” said Thato Sibeko from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.“Our country has come far in achieving the growth our youth enjoy today – we need to protect that because it didn’t come easy. We need to keep the knowledge of our history conscious in our youth, to encourage them to be daring and face their challenges and succeed.”Sibeko said the day should be used to take stock of the progress the country and its youngsters have made. “We should use this time to celebrate the strides we have made since that day. We should also take this time to reboot and gear up to continue to empower young people.”“Our student heroes of 1976 were fighting to change the political situation of this country back then. I strive to change the socio-economic environmental of our country today,” said Thabiso Tladi from Pinetown in KwaZulu-Natal.“By educating myself and helping other young people also get an education I am fighting for change. I am fighting to see all young South Africans realise the benefits of the uprising.”Tladi offers career guidance to high school students in his community and helps them apply for bursaries and scholarships, and secure a place at tertiary institutions.“We all now have equal opportunities to study and pursue our dream careers and live a better life. The challenge now is to assist young people with information and resources to realise that dream, and reap the rewards that the youth of 1976 fought and died for.”last_img read more

South Africa enters solar power world top 10

first_img SAinfo reporter The 75 MW Lesedi and 75 MW Letsatsi plants situated in the Northern Cape and Free State provinces respectively, built by a consortium lead by US company SolarReserve.The 75 MW Kalkbult solar plant near Petrusville in the Northern Cape, built by Norwegian-based company Scatec Solar with local partners.The 50 MW De Aar and 50 MW Droogfontein solar plants near De Aar and Kimberley in the Northern Cape, built and operated by a consortium led by British company Globeleq.The 22 MW Herbert and 11 MW Greefspan solar plants in the Northern Cape, built by US firm SunPower and owned by a joint venture between Spain’s AMDA energy and South Africa’s Alt-E Technologies. 8 July 2014 South Africa has now connected more than half a gigawatt of utility-scale solar power, moving into the world top 10 of countries harnessing renewable energy from the sun, according to figures released last month by Wiki-Solar.org. Wiki-Solar is a leading authority on the deployment of utility-scale solar power – photovoltaic (PV) power stations of 5 to 10 megawatts (MW) and above. The United States tops Wiki-Solar’s list of the top 10 markets for utility-scale solar power, with 349 solar plants together generating 6 498 MW, followed by China (4 607 MW), Germany (3 428 MW), India (1 897 MW), Spain (1 680 MW), the UK (1 523 MW), Italy (875 MW), Canada (714 MW), and France (677 MW). South Africa is in 10th spot, with 15 solar plants now contributing 503 MW to the country’s electricity grid. Most of these plant were built under the first round of the government’s renewable energy programme for private producers – and with several solar projects still under construction, and contracts for further projects having been signed, South Africa is likely to climb still further up Wiki-Solar’s rankings. In November, the Department of Energy signed agreements with 17 new preferred bidders in the third round of the programme, following the signing off of 47 projects in the first and second rounds, bringing to 64 the total number of renewable energy projects approved by the government since December 2011. Once they are all operational, the 64 projects – representing foreign and domestic investment of over R100-billion – will add around 3 900 megawatts of wind, solar photovoltaic and concentrating solar power to South Africa’s energy mix. And in his State of the Nation address last month, President Jacob Zuma said the government would push ahead with the fourth round of the programme so as to take advantage of wind, solar, biomass and other technologies that increased opportunities for rural development in the country. First-round solar projects that are delivering power to South Africa’s national grid include:last_img read more

Next Steps towards a Connected Organization

first_imgLast week Extension was incredibly fortunate to have Dave Gray talk with us about how Extension could become a more “Connected Organization”. Even if you missed the live event, you can still join the conversation. The video, along with the comments and questions posted during the talk can be viewed at the Google+ event page.During “The Connected Organization,” Gray  helped us see how we might transform what from what he calls a divided organization into a connected organization, where autonomous teams, called ‘Pods,” can handle the dynamic environment together creatively, providing better service in changing environments.With over 3000 counties nationwide, and Extension offices in most, Gray says we have a network of pods, but our next challenge is to do a better job of connecting them together through platforms to achieve our common purpose. These connections would enable improved coordination, collaboration, and idea-sharing.Gray discussed how purpose, pods, and platforms help to glue the connected organization together, where the purpose guides the team and guiding rules for platform development, and the platform serves to connect the pods so they can know what’s going on (i.e., situational awareness). By providing such platforms, people and pods can find each other more easily to solve a problem or create something new.Platforms are Like Extension: They Help People to Help ThemselvesGray says platforms have a similar function to the extension mission. Platforms, like Extension’s mission, “help people, help themselves”.  He urges Extension to think past its role as an information provider in the era of Google to one of helping others know what questions to ask and connect with each other. Extension’s Mission since 1914Today Extension’s mission must go beyond providing information in the era of Google Platforms connect peopleGray provides a number of hopeful ways Extension might utilize platforms to connect with its clientele and also internally, or across the nation-wide organization.  Gray highlights Jim Langcuster’s  Mission Extension  blog, and his work with Network Literacy as an example explaining platform use and building within Extension work.Gray points out that platform sites help people connect and exchange value, pointing to examples such as Airbnb, Uber, Amazon services. Gray notes these platforms don’t own the product – they help other people exchange money or information, such as ratings about the services provided.Platforms to connect people in communitiesExtension ChallengesSo, how can Extension use platforms to connect with clientele in its communities? Gray provided examples of platforms and tools that Extension could use to help communities gather, connect or overcome some of our common challenges, like tighter budgets.Meet up – aimed mostly at local communities. It’s a way to find a group near you.IGivefirst – for non-profit institutions. You can get a “give” button on any webpage. Grays says this can be especially effective to do when you are telling your story.Kickstarter – a platform that can be used to raise money for a project (big or small)  that people care aboutUshahidi –  Ushahidi can help people find each other and tell stories about what is going on. Ushahid’s crowdmap allows you to create a map and tell stories inside the map.Platforms to connect across the (internal) organizationGray said organizations also need to have internal conversations with each other to discuss something that may be private, sensitive or to work on something  for which they are not ready to set expectations.Gray pointed to the tremendous potential that could come from 15,000 Cooperative Extension professionals sharing information with each other, and provided some ideas of platforms that might provide the ability for ‘Extension pods’ to connect.SalesforceSharepoint + newsgatorLinkedIn group – (A private linked in group only visible via the organization can sometimes work quite well)Bloomfire(The Network Literacy CoP has established an open community for Extension on Google+. It’s not private, as Gray suggested, but could become a great place for Extension profesionals from around the nation to connect and share.)Gray stresses, invest before it’s too late!Gray says, you can’t build the dike when the floods comes….Gray stressed that the right time to change your business model and to invest in social networks is BEFORE there’s a problem, such as a budget cut or stakeholder support issue. If you wait until the crisis comes it’s too late — the social network that helps you out, or goes to the politicians to help you out, won’t be ready.Consider storytelling in new waysGray also urged Extension professionals to consider storytelling, but went one step further by asking:“How do you get the people you serve to get excited to help them tell your story to their friends?”He recommended Extension professionals think about how to encourage others to share and tell our story in social networks like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Tools to help change to organization modelIn closing, Gray left us with some service design tools and resources that can help organizations shift their business models to become more connected organizations:Business Model Canvas – a strategic management tool allowing you to describe, challenge, or reinvent your business modelService Design Tools – a customer journey map, which provides or a way to map how you serve customersCulture Mapping – provides a way to understand your organization’s culture so you can identify where to change itMeeting Gray again in March 2014Will Cooperative Extension be a more Connected Organization in March 2014 when we Gray speaks at the National eXtension Conference (March 24-28, 2014)? If so, how will we know and what will be different?The tools (platforms) created within the eXtension initiative have connected many of us, but probably only a small portion of Extension professionals. How much more connected could we be with the many people doing important work if these platforms had wider adoption and participation. How can we use social networks to forge new connections with our peers, colleagues, and communities?– Karen Jeannette (+KarenJeannette, @kjeannette)eXtension Community of Practice Support – ConsultantNetwork Literacy Community of Practice MemberVideos and images are courtesy of and should be attributed to Dave Gray. This article was originally published on the Military Families Learning Network blog. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.last_img read more

Bong Ravena suprised with Kiefer’s all-out effort in Draft Combine

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Inquirer 7: Hopefuls who stood out in the 2017 PBA Draft Combine Still, Ravena said that he’d be fine whatever team picks his 23-year-old.“Any team, I’m OK with it. I just tell him to work harder, that’s it,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESBong Ravena admitted that he’s glad that his eldest son Kiefer has finally decided to join the PBA.“As they say, it’s time to work now,” he said with a chuckle as he observed the action in the two-day 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Though he’s well aware of his son’s capability, the elder Ravena was still shocked with how hard the former two-time UAAP MVP went in the pre-draft workouts where Kiefer topped three of the five performance tests on Monday.“I was actually very surprised that he topped three of the five tests. He’s really trained as a competitor and he did not take it slow. He was going at it hard,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSpeaking from experience, the TNT assistant coach is confident that his son can be a game changer in the league, especially with mock drafts placing Kiefer at second with NLEX, which would spruce up the opportunity of a possible partnership with fiery coach Yeng Guiao.“I’ve been with coach Yeng since my amateur days and I know that coach Yeng can teach Kief a lot of things. That’s one good thing with Kief, he’s very coachable,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Belinda Bencic beats Petra Kvitova to win Dubai Championship

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “It’s incredible. I mean, I still cannot believe it,” said the 21-year-old Bencic, who also saved six match points against No. 9 Aryna Sabalenka in the second round. “So many times I was close to defeat. It’s unbelievable that I ended up winning this.”Bencic had not won a title since the Rogers Cup in Toronto in 2015. Back then, she was still a teenager and viewed as one of the top talents on the WTA Tour, breaking into the top 10 in the rankings. But injuries, including wrist surgery, have held her back until now.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAnd after four straight wins against top-10 ranked players this week, it could be just a matter of time until she’s back on that list as well.“Of course they are very high-quality players, all of them,” Bencic said. “I’m so happy about the consistency that I could back up my wins. After playing a tough match, I could mentally win another one. It’s very difficult.” Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic kisses her trophy after defeating Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova during their final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Unseeded Swiss player Belinda Bencic pulled off another upset to win her first WTA title in three-and-a-half years, beating Petra Kvitova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 Saturday in the final of the Dubai Championships.The 45th-ranked Bencic has struggled with injuries in recent years but finally seems to be back to her best, following up wins against second-ranked Simona Halep and two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina by outlasting Kvitova.ADVERTISEMENT She was on the front foot from the start against the two-time Wimbledon champion, breaking her opponent straight away and jumping out to a 4-1 lead. Kvitova’s serve improved in the second set, though, and the Czech player also broke Bencic three times to level the match.But Bencic got the first break of the decider to go up 2-1 and then broke again for a 5-2 lead before serving out the match,Kvitova beat Bencic on route to the Australian Open final this year, but said her inconsistent serve let her down this time.“I think definitely I served much, much better in Melbourne than here,” Kvitova said. “The whole tournament I was pretty (much) fighting with my serve. It wasn’t really great. I played a lot from the second serve.”ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img Birthday boy D’Angelo Russell has 40 points to lift Nets over Hornets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

Legend Player slams golf authorities over tardy dope testing introduction

first_img\R Carnoustie, Jul 17 (AFP) Dope testing is due to be introduced at The Open for the first time this week at Carnoustie but South African golfing legend Gary Player questions why it has taken so long. The 82-year-old — one of whose nine majors came at Carnoustie in the 1968 Open — has not shied away from raising the spectre of golfers taking performance-enhancing drugs having first broached the explosive subject in 2007. Player concedes that tennis and golf to his mind are the cleanest sports but still is not content it has taken such a long time to bring in testing, with the PGA Tour introducing blood testing last year. “Why so late? We are the last of all sports to do it,” he told Tuesday’s edition of The Times. “We have had players who have used performance-enhancing drugs. “Are we ever going to be able to stop it? No. There’s too much involved. That’s the world we live in.” Player said it is nonsense to suggest doping would not aid a golfer’s cause. “It makes you stronger,” he said. “You don’t get injured so quickly, you can hit more balls and you can practise harder.” Player had not been the only one to raise the issue with Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy demanding more tests two years ago — golf had been revealed as the Olympic sport which tested their athletes the least by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2015. However, top English golfer Tommy Fleetwood while accepting blood testing is now part of the sport feels golf is clean.advertisement “I’m pretty confident that it’s a clean sport but the rules are rules,” said the 27-year-old. “If everybody’s doing the right things then it shouldn’t be a problem.” (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more