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Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

Sports
The San Francisco 49ers entered the season with some questions about their ground game after starting running back Jerick McKinnon suffered an ACL injury in practice before the season began. Some of those concerns were allayed in Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. Matt Breida took control of the Niners ground game with 138 yards on just 11 carries Sunday, including a career-long 66-yard touchdown dash that extended San Francisco's lead to 27-13. It was Breida's first career 100-yard rushing performance and his 12.5 yards per carry ranks third in franchise history (minimum 10 attempts) for single-game rushing average. "The way you have days like that is when you get those opportunities and you turn them into home runs," said head coach Kyle Shanahan. "He got that one (66-yard...
Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Gene-editing hope for muscular dystrophy

Science
Scientists have for the first time used gene-editing to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a large mammal, a significant step towards effective treatment for people with the disorder.The condition, which has no cure, leads to loss of muscle function and strength and ultimately an early death.But in a study on dogs, scientists were able to partially restore the key protein people with DMD cannot make.They hope in the future to test the technique in people. Green light for muscular dystrophy drug First gene-editing in human body attempt Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common fatal genetic disease in children and almost entirely affects boys and young men - about 2,500 of them in the UK have the condition. Children born with the degenerative ...
Chicago Cubs hope Cole Hamels can be stopper vs. Cincinnati Reds

Chicago Cubs hope Cole Hamels can be stopper vs. Cincinnati Reds

Sports
CHICAGO -- When the Chicago Cubs traded for Cole Hamels, they figured the veteran starter would add depth to their rotation as they dealt with the uncertainty of Yu Darvish's return. But after the Cubs shut Darvish down for the season earlier this week and with Chicago's offense freshly breaking out of a slump heading into Thursday's series-opener against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field, Hamels' impressive start to his time with the Cubs may be even more valuable than originally expected. Hamels has allowed just two earned runs in his four Cubs' starts combined and has posted wins in three of his four outings. Now, with the Cubs having lost three of their last four games, getting another steady performance out of Hamels (8-9, 4.00 ERA) on Thursday may just be what the Cubs need as ...
RBI to strengthen banks' internal ombudsman: Can you hope for faster grievance redressal?

RBI to strengthen banks' internal ombudsman: Can you hope for faster grievance redressal?

Finance
Going forward, bank customers can hope to get quicker arbitration from the Internal Ombudsman (IO) set up by the bank as the RBI plans to strengthen these ombudsmen and also make them more independent. In the Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies issued on August 1, 2018, RBI stated that it has been decided to enhance the independence of the IO while simultaneously strengthening the monitoring system over functioning of the IO mechanism. The revised instructions in this regard will be issued by the end of September 2018. Customer complaints in the banking system are increasing. Even though the banks have their own grievance redressal system in place including an Internal Ombudsman (IO), the customers often feel that their complaints remain largely unresolved and then have to ...
Seal baby boom hope for Thames

Seal baby boom hope for Thames

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Sixty years ago the Thames Estuary was regarded as "biologically dead" and largely devoid of wildlife.But, in recent years seals have returned to the Thames as well as to the coastal and low-lying lands bordering the estuary. Last year, scientists recorded more than 3,500 harbour and grey seals.Now, they are starting the first count of seal pups to see how important the area is a breeding ground."These seals are higher predators in the estuary," says Thea Cox, conservation biologist at the Zoological Society of London. "Knowing how many there are is a really good indicator of the health of the estuary, what habitat is available to them, what food source is available to them." ...