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Rays Owner Sternberg Wants New Ballpark Across Bay in Tampa

U.S. News

Sternberg and baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred say Tropicana Field, the last fixed dome stadium in the major leagues, is inadequate. Tampa Bay drew a major league-low 1.25 million fans last year, including the team's smallest crowd ever at the ballpark on the west side of the bay, 6,509 against Minnesota on Sept. 5.

Honor Uses Machine Learning to Refine Home Care Operations


Home care agencies might want to think twice about how they handle workers who are chronically late to client visits. "When we started Honor, we thought, clearly, if a care pro is late, that's terrible," Seth Sternberg, CEO of the San Francisco-based company, told Home Health Care News. "And then we learned that's not true." That counterintuitive lesson about late workers came from analyzing data gathered through Honor's proprietary technology platform. About three years after launching, Honor now is looking closely at its data and adjusting operations accordingly, in a variety of ways.

Nationals' Scherzer Holds Marlins Hitless Through 6 Innings

U.S. News

Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Miami. MIAMI (AP) -- Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer has held the Miami Marlins hitless through seven innings in a bid for the third no-hitter of his big league career. The two-time Cy Young Award winner had 10 strikeouts, had thrown 97 pitches and had retired 17 in a row for the Nationals, who led 1-0. Scherzer threw no-hitters against the Pirates and Mets in 2015. The Marlins hadn't come close to a hit.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says MLB would regret it if Athletics left Oakland

Los Angeles Times

If a professional sports team considers moving from a city, the sports league generally warns that the city would come to regret it. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred warned that the league would regret it if the Oakland Athletics moved from the city. "I am committed to Oakland as a major league site," Manfred said Tuesday. "If we were to leave Oakland, I think 10 years from now, we would be more likely than not looking backward, saying we made a mistake." Manfred's comments are rooted in demographic reality, in Oakland and elsewhere.

Another team has used 'jumping genes' to upgrade CRISPR gene editing

New Scientist

CRISPR genome editing technology is revolutionising biology, but it could soon become even powerful. Two teams have developed new variants of the method based on "jumping genes" that might make it much easier to add pieces of DNA to cells. "I think we will see a flurry of excitement around this," says Samuel Sternberg of Columbia University in New York, who leads one of the teams. For everything from treating many genetic diseases to creating genetically modified organisms, adding DNA to the genomes of cells is a key step. But none of the existing methods work particularly well.