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Ingles, Gobert help Jazz edge Warriors 108-103

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joe Ingles scored 20 points while Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 108-103 win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.Jae Crowder score 18 points and Donovan Mitchell added 15 points on 5-of-26 shooting for the Jazz, who won their fourth straight at home.Stephen Curry scored 32 points and Kevin Durant added 30 to lead Golden State in just its second loss in eight games.After taking a three-point lead at halftime, the Jazz stayed in front through much of the third quarter as Ingles, Korver and Crowder combined for seven 3-pointers over the last half of the quarter.Utah outscored Golden State 9-2 to open the fourth. Ingles finished off the run with another outside basket, giving the Jazz a 93-82 lead.Durant cut Utah’s lead to 106-103 on a 3-pointer with 1:12 remaining. He missed a potential tying basket from the corner with 39 seconds left. Andre Iguodala had a shot at another outside basket in the final seconds, but also missed. The offensive rebound went off Curry’s hands and out of bounds with 2.4 seconds left.Utah used a 10-0 run to take a 19-11 lead in the first quarter. Gobert scored on a pair of dunks and Korver made two 3-pointers to fuel the spurt.The Warriors rallied when Curry took over in the second quarter.Curry gave Golden State a needed spark with the rest of the team stagnating on offense. He totaled 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the quarter. Curry scored his last three baskets — a pair of layups and a 3 — to help fuel a 11-5 spurt that gave the Warriors a 48-42 lead.Utah edged back in front 56-53 just before halftime when Ingles knocked down a go-ahead 3-pointer in the corner and then stole the ball from Durant to set up a pair of free throws from Ricky Rubio.TIP INSWarriors: Durant passed Gary Payton (21,813 points) for 32nd place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He now has 21,836 points. … Golden State held the Jazz to 39.8 percent shooting. It is the first time the Warriors lost this season after holding an opponent to under 40 percent from the field.Jazz: Gobert grabbed eight of his 13 rebounds in the first quarter. … Utah tallied at least 39 points off the bench for the fifth straight home game. … The Jazz finished with 30 assists, the seventh time they have had at least 30 this season. Ricky Rubio led the way with 10 assists. Utah is 27-0 dating back to Nov. 26, 2008, when getting 30 or more assists at home.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Dallas on Saturday.Jazz: At Portland on Friday night. Tags: Joe Ingles/NBA/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz December 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Ingles, Gobert help Jazz edge Warriors 108-103 Written bylast_img read more

Legendary Dolphins coach Don Shula has died

first_imgMay 4, 2020 /Sports News – National Legendary Dolphins coach Don Shula has died Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRonald C. Modra/Getty ImagesBy CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Don Shula, the legendary Miami Dolphins head coach, died Monday morning. He was 90. The Miami Dolphins called Shula “the patriarch” of the franchise who put the team and the city of Miami “in the national sports scene.”As the NFL’s winningest coach, Shula spent 26 of 33 coaching seasons with Miami. He coached 347 winning games and led the Dolphins to the league’s only undefeated season, which ended with a win over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII in 1972. Shula would lead the Dolphins to five Super Bowls in all.A statement from the Dolphins said Shula died “peacefully at his home” in Miami. The cause of death was not immediately known, but the Miami Herald reports it was not related to coronavirus. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

HMS Ocean definitely sold to Brazil, report

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Report: Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean definitely sold to Brazil Report: Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean definitely sold to Brazil Authorities View post tag: HMS Ocean UK helicopter carrier HMS Ocean has reportedly been bought by Brazil.The purchase was confirmed by Brazilian defense minister Raul Jungmann, according to UK Defence Journal.Brazil is reportedly paying £84 million for the UK helicopter carrier which recently returned from her final deployment as a commissioned Royal Navy ship, serving the role of NATO Standing Maritime Group 2 flagship in the Mediterranean.UK Defence Journal further said the first group of Brazilian officers are to travel to the UK while the vessel is expected to remain in the UK until October or November 2018.Commissioned in October 1995, the 202-meter long HMS Ocean replaced HMS Bulwark as fleet flagship in June 2015. In her role as a helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship, Ocean is designed to deliver troops by helicopter or by landing craft.The acquisition of HMS Ocean comes as the Brazilian Navy decided to decommission their only aircraft carrier BNS Sao Paulo (A 12) after it had been determined that the cost of returning the aircraft carrier to an operational status was too high.After several attempts to improve the ship’s operational capacity failed in previous years, the navy reasoned that a modernization procedure would necessitate heavy investment without a guarantee of operational improvement.BNS Sao Paulo, formerly known as Clemencau-class FS Foch, was a conventionally-powered aircraft carrier built for the French Navy in 1959. By acquiring the ship in 2000, Brazil became the only country in South America to operate an aircraft carrier.Last month, the Brazilian Navy also issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of new Tamandaré-class corvettes.The RFP was announced at the Brazilian Naval Academy by defense minister Raul Jungmann and navy chief Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira.Brazil is planning to invest US$1.6 billion to acquire four corvettes in the class with the first unit in the class set to arrive by 2021-22. January 2, 2018 View post tag: Royal Navy Share this article View post tag: Brazilian Navylast_img read more

Bo Guagua defends lifestyle

first_imgOxford graduate Bo Guagua has defended his allegedly extravagant lifestyle following “increasing attention from the press”.Oxford graduate Bo Guagua has defended his allegedly extravagant lifestyle following “increasing attention from the press”.After his mother, the wife of a Communist party chief Bo Xilai, was named as “highly suspected” in an investigation into the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, Bo Guagua has said he is “deeply concerned about the events surrounding my family”, but made no further comments on the investigation.The case sparked interest from press all over the world in Guagua’s private life, and he addressed the “rumours and allegations” that surround his time as a student in an open letter to The Crimson, Harvard University’s newspaper, where Guagua is currently a student.Guagua denied rumours that he didn’t take his education seriously, stating that he achieved 11 A*s at GCSE, straight As in his AS and A-Level exams, and confirming that he graduated with a 2:1 in PPE from Balliol in 2010.He commented, “My tuition and living expenses at Harrow School, University of Oxford and Harvard University were funded exclusively by two sources – academic scholarships, and my mother’s savings.”Guagua went on to elaborate on his non-academic life at Oxford, saying, “It is true that I participated in ‘Bops,’ a type of common Oxford social event, many of which are themed. These events are a regular feature of social life at Oxford and most students take part in these college-wide activities.“I debated in the Oxford Union and served as president of the Politics, Philosophy and Economics Society. These extra-curricular activities enabled me to broaden my perspective, serve the student community, and experience all that Oxford has to offer. I am proud to have been the first mainland Chinese student to be elected to the Standing Committee of the Oxford Union, and I truly value the close friendships I formed with my fellow students.”Guagua also denied reports that he had picked up the then-Chinese ambassador Jon Huntsman’s daughter from the ambassador’s residence in a Ferrari. He insisted, “I have never driven a Ferrari. I have also not been to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing since 1998…nor have I ever been to the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in China.’One student told Cherwell, “It looks to me that the media are desperately trying to dig up some more dirt on the Bo family for a good story. He seems to have behaved pretty well for a young student with so much money at his fingertips. You hear much worse stories about the behavior of privileged students here.”Guagua also stated that he wished to ‘sincerely thank my teachers, friends and classmates for their support during this difficult time’, and requested that ‘members of the press kindly refrain from intruding into the lives of my teachers, friends and classmates.’Bo’s mother, the wife of a Communist party chief Bo Xilai, was named as “highly suspected” in an investigation into the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.In an open letter to The Crimson, Harvard University’s newspaper, where Bo is currently a student, Bo said he is “deeply concerned about the events surrounding my family”, but made no further comments on the investigation.The case sparked interest from press all over the world in Guagua’s private life, and he addressed the “rumours and allegations” that surround his time as a student in his letter Guagua denied rumours that he didn’t take his education seriously, stating that he achieved 11 A*s at GCSE, straight As in his AS and A-Level exams, and confirming that he graduated with a 2:1 in PPE from Balliol in 2010.He commented, “My tuition and living expenses at Harrow School, University of Oxford and Harvard University were funded exclusively by two sources – academic scholarships, and my mother’s savings.”Guagua went on to elaborate on his non-academic life at Oxford, saying, “It is true that I participated in ‘Bops,’ a type of common Oxford social event, many of which are themed. These events are a regular feature of social life at Oxford and most students take part in these college-wide activities.“I debated in the Oxford Union and served as president of the Politics, Philosophy and Economics Society. These extra-curricular activities enabled me to broaden my perspective, serve the student community, and experience all that Oxford has to offer. I am proud to have been the first mainland Chinese student to be elected to the Standing Committee of the Oxford Union, and I truly value the close friendships I formed with my fellow students.”Guagua also denied reports that he had picked up the then-Chinese ambassador Jon Huntsman’s daughter from the ambassador’s residence in a Ferrari. He insisted, “I have never driven a Ferrari. I have also not been to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing since 1998…nor have I ever been to the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in China.’One student told Cherwell, “It looks to me that the media are desperately trying to dig up some more dirt on the Bo family for a good story. He seems to have behaved pretty well for a young student with so much money at his fingertips. You hear much worse stories about the behavior of privileged students here.”Guagua also stated that he wished to ‘sincerely thank my teachers, friends and classmates for their support during this difficult time’, and requested that ‘members of the press kindly refrain from intruding into the lives of my teachers, friends and classmates.’last_img read more

Rosie O’Donnell & Sean Hayes Join Hairspray Live!

first_img You can’t stop the motion of…Hairspray Live!’s casting announcements. Emmy winners and Broadway cheerleaders Rosie O’Donnell and Sean Hayes have signed on for NBC’s broadcast, set for December 7 as the gym teacher and Mr. Pinky, respectively.Executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan made the announcement during the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Los Angeles; they did not, however, confirm whether the two would take on the additional double-cast roles, including Prudy Pingleton and the Principal, as the tracks did in the Broadway production.O’Donnell and Hayes, who also both won Emmys for their respective stints as Tony Award hosts, join a cast that includes Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein and Maddie Baillio.O’Donnell, a multiple Daytime Emmy Award winner for her own talk show and The View, has been a longtime proponent of musical theater. She has appeared on the Broadway stage in Grease, Seussical and Fiddler on the Roof. She has also appeared on screen in A League of Their Own and The Fosters. In 2014, she received the Tonys’ honorary Isabelle Stevenson Award.Hayes currently plays the titular deity in An Act of God on Broadway. He won an Emmy (and received six subsequent nominations) for his performance as Jack McFarland on the NBC series Will and Grace. His additional screen credits include Sean Saves the World, The Millers and Smash. Prior to An Act of God, Hayes received a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in Promises, Promises (opposite Hairspray Live! co-star Chenoweth).Additional casting, including the role of Seaweed, will be announced later. Expect plenty of names familiar to the Broadway community to appear in the ensemble. View Comments Rosie O’Donnell & Sean Hayes(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

German energy company floats takeover plan to shutter RWE’s lignite plants

first_imgGerman energy company floats takeover plan to shutter RWE’s lignite plants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:Germany electric utility Greenpeace Energy has proposed a takeover bid for the lignite open-cast mines and power plants currently belonging to German electric utilities company RWE, to shut them down by 2025, and replace them with renewable energy projects such as wind and solar boasting a total output of 8.2 gigawatts.Greenpeace Energy was founded in 1999 as a legal cooperative, independent of banks and major shareholders, and financially and legally independent of Greenpeace itself. Currently, Greenpeace Energy boasts 24,000 members and 130,000 customers and generated 100% of its electricity from wind and water power.Announced on Monday, Greenpeace has announced it is planning to move forward with a takeover bid for RWE’s coal assets in the Rheinische Revier. The company’s plan is to shut down the various parts of RWE’s coal operations in the region — decommissioning the Hambach open-cast mine and the six oldest and least efficient power plant units in 2020, the Inden mine and a further six plant units in 2022, and the Garzweiler mine and three final units by 2025. In its place, Greenpeace Energy wants to build 8.2 GW worth of renewable energy capacity made up of 3.8 GW worth of wind power and 4.4 GW worth of solar PV. Together, the renewable energy capacity would generate 15 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in 2030 — around a quarter of what the Rhenish lignite currently supplies.“What we propose is a huge chance for the Rheinische Revier – and brings us a big step forward in climate protection,” said Sönke Tangermann, CEO of Greenpeace Energy. “Our concept is financially fair for all sides and designed so that redundancies can be avoided.”More: Greenpeace Energy plans takeover bid for RWE’s coal business to replace with renewableslast_img read more

Six Miles in Their Shoes

first_imgPregnant women in Tanzania trek 10 kilometers to reach the nearest clinic. Reta Graham challenges you to run or walk in their footsteps on May 7 in Asheville.Every two minutes, a woman dies from pregnancy-related complications. Almost 99% of those women are from developing countries like Tanzania.unnamed-3Reta Graham wants to change that. An obstetrician and accomplished runner in Asheville, N.C., Graham has spent the past several years working to improve maternal health care in Tanzania. In 2013 and 2014, she spent several months in rural Tanzania providing medical care, often seeing 100 patients a day in a one-room school with little equipment or medicine.unnamed“I was stunned,” Reta recalls. “Women and children trekked for many miles to reach the makeshift clinic, and there was not a single blood pressure cuff or ultrasound machine.” Many of her patients were pregnant women who had not received even basic health care. Some women showed up in labor. “I learned firsthand that the biggest health disparity in today’s world is maternal health,” a figure confirmed by the World Health Organization.It was a powerful experience that deepened her commitment to improving the lives of the women and children she served. After returning home to Asheville, Reta and her husband Jeff—also a physician and competitive runner—established Mama Maisha, a nonprofit working to improve maternal health care in rural Tanzania. They focus on the three pillars of maternal safety: healthy pregnancy, safe delivery, and family planning.Their strategy is simple: train maternal health advocates in rural villages to educate, support, and empower women. These local advocates meet regularly with  women to educate them about healthy pregnancy and family planning, assist with checkups, and attend deliveries, whether at clinics or at home.unnamed-1To support their work, Mama Maisha is hosting the Mama’s Day 10K on May 7 at Asheville’s Carrier Park. The flat, fast, spectator-friendly course follows paved and gravel greenways along the French Broad River. “It’s one of the fastest 10K courses in the mountains—and also one of the most scenic,” says race director Jeff Graham.All proceeds directly benefit Mama Maisha’s efforts to assist pregnant women and their children in rural Tanzania. A single race entry fee covers the cost of four safe birth kits that Mama Maisha’s community health workers provide to pregnant mothers, or can cover the salary of a maternal health advocate for two months. Jeff and Reta hope to raise enough money from the event to expand their services into three neighboring villages.“Rarely do you have the opportunity to make your miles so meaningful,” says Reta. “Participants in the Mama’s Day 10K will literally be saving lives.”For more information, visit mamamaisha.org or register here!last_img read more

Credit bureau data security focus of next week’s Senate Banking hearing

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday on consumer data security at the credit bureaus in further follow-up to the Equifax data breach, which affected potentially more than 145 million Americans. NAFCU continues to advocate for a strong national data security standard.The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Tuesday.During the Oct. 17 hearing, Andrew Smith, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, will testify on behalf of the Consumer Data Industry Association, which has the mission of educating the public, legislators and regulators about responsible use of consumer data. Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, is also set to testify on the importance of upholding consumers’ right to privacy.In addition to obtaining personal information – including Social Security numbers – of 145.5 million Americans, Equifax recently announced hackers gained access to driver’s license information of almost 11 million U.S. consumers. Reports indicate this will likely lead to more fraudulent activity, as driver’s license information is often used to verify a person’s identity when disputing credit-report information. continue reading »last_img read more

NYPD Officer from Baldwin Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An off-duty New York City police officer from Baldwin was killed in a motorycle crash in Brooklyn this week.The NYPD said Officer Royston Ferguson, 35, was riding a Ducati southbound on Rockaway Parkway when he crashed into a Kia Sorrento that was making a U-turn across the double yellow lines between Avenue J and Flatlands Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.Officers who responded to the scene found Ferguson, who was ejected from the motorcycle, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the roadway. The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The other driver, a 28-year-old woman, was taken to Kings County Hospital for treatment of neck and back pain. Two 3-year-old boys riding in her backseat were not injured.NYPD’s Highway Unit’s Collision Investigation Squad is continuing the investigation, but the driver was not charged.Ferguson, who was assigned to the patrol borough Brooklyn north command, would have celebrated his 10th year on the force in July.last_img read more

Indivisible Binghamton holds rally, calls for resignation of Postmaster General

first_imgShe says with the Presidential Election coming up in November and many people expected to vote by mail, she fears the integrity of the election is in danger as well. “I believe that the Trump administration is trying to dismantle the post office and slow down the mail because of the election. There’s a pandemic right now and a lot of people want to vote by mail and he’s just trying to affect the election,” she said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Activists gathered in front of the Post Office in Downtown Binghamton Saturday to call on Postmaster General Louis Dejoy to resign in the wake of what organizers say are slowdowns in the delivery of mail by the Postal Service. Indivisible Binghamton hosted the event and leader Lori Wahila says the group organized the protest to coincide with more than 600 other demonstrator groups nationwide, all aiming to protect the integrity of the US Postal System. Wahila said she isn’t only concerned about the election. She also shared concerns about delays impacting how long it takes people to get medication and checks; things people depend on being delivered through the mail.last_img read more