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Jazz select Udoka Azubuike with 27th pick in NBA draft

first_img Associated Press Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz selected Kansas center Udoka Azubuike with the No. 27 pick of the NBA draft.Azubuike gives Utah a rim protector and interior defender who can be a backup center to spell Rudy Gobert. He is also an accurate shooter around the basket.During his four-year career with the Jayhawks, Azubuike set an NCAA record with a .749 career field goal percentage. He averaged 12.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks in 87 career games at Kansas.Following the selection of Azubuike the Jazz traded Tony Bradley and the 38th pick in Wednesday’s NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons for future considerations, which appeared to end the night for Utah.However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Jazz will acquire the 39th pick, Syracuse wing Elijah Hughes, from the New Orleans Pelicans.ESPN’s Andrew Lopez reported that the Jazz will send a future pick in exchange for the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Hughes, who averaged exactly 19 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists last season for Syracuse. November 18, 2020 /Sports News – Local Jazz select Udoka Azubuike with 27th pick in NBA draft Tags: NBA/NBA Draft/Udoka Azubuike/Utah Jazzlast_img read more

Local Businessman Announces Candidacy for County Commissioner

first_imgEvansville, IN – Local businessman Robert Myers has officially announced he is running as a Republican candidate for Vanderburgh Co. Commissioner – District 1. While his campaign has been in development for several months, he filed his application paperwork on Monday­ May23rd. He will oppose Sean Selby in the Republican caucus on Thursday to determine who will face Democrat Ben Shoulders in the general election.“I am extremely excited and proud to be running for County Commissioner in District 1,” said Myers, “and I have been overwhelmed by the support that has been offered by the Vanderburgh Co. Republican Party, precinct committee members, friends and family.”“Robert Myers will make an excellent candidate for County Commissioner,” added Dale McCuiston – former Republican county commissioner candidate who dropped out of the primary race due to health concerns. “His passion, forward thinking and ability to work well with others will make him a positive force as a full­time commissioner. “ Local Businessman Announces Candidacy for County Commissioner FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img Myers ran an impressive campaign last fall as an independent candidate for Evansville City Council – at Large. Though obtaining thousands of votes, the run fell short. After a great deal of thought and soul­searching, he decided to join the Republican Party and run for County Commissioner in 2016.“I really am passionate about making a difference in the community and being a leader,” stated Myers, “and running as a Republican is a perfect fit for my fiscally conservative values. It allows me to help others through public service. At the end of the day, I identify with theVanderburgh County Republican Party affiliation and their policies for fiscal responsibility. “Myers, 43, has been a successful local businessman for several years now – after relocating to Evansville from Green Bay, WI. He is currently a “Major Accounts Executive – Enterprise” for Time Warner­Business Class , with an area of expertise in IT infrastructure and Telecommunications solutions. He and his fiancée Tina, live on Evansville’s East Side and really enjoy living in Evansville – it’s home.For more information regarding Robert Myers candidacy, please call Campaign Manager – Patrick Callahan at 812.202.0644, or visit or visit his Facebook page at This article was posted without opinion, bias or editing.last_img read more

The Dean Ween Group Announces 2018 Summer Tour Dates

first_imgThe Deen Ween Group–”a rotating cast of characters fronted by the man himself, Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo)”–has announced a brief string of summer tour dates for 2018. The five-date run comes in support of the group’s March 2018 release, rock2, the second album under the Dean Ween Group banner.The “rock2 tour” will begin on Friday, July 6th, at Neumos in Seattle, WA. Next, they will head to the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT on Saturday, July 7th, followed by Bozeman, MT’s Rialto on Sunday, July 8th. After a one-day break, the Dean Wee Group will hit Jackson Hole, WY’s Pink Parter Theatre on Tuesday, July 10th, followed by Salt Lake City, UT’s The Commonwealth Room on Wednesday, July 11th. Below, you can stream The Dean Ween Group’s rock2 in its entirety via Spotify.The Dean Ween Group – rock2 [Full Album]For more information on The Dean Ween Group’s upcoming tour, or to purchase tickets now, head to the band’s website.In addition to his short Dean Ween Group run, Deaner will hit the road with Ween this summer as well. First up is a June run including shows in St. Louis and Kansas City as well as a two-night stint at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. After DWG’s July stretch, Ween will reconvene for five late-July shows in Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Buffalo, NY; and Burlington VT, respectively, before rounding out their summer schedule with a two-night stand in Troutdale, OR, on August 17th and 18th. For more information about Ween’s summer tour plans, head to the band’s website.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

Teacher-student collaboration fuels recommendations to boost electric vehicle popularity

first_img“Range anxiety” – a problem experienced by electric car owners who fear they will be unable to find charging stations – may be a major deterrent to the growth of electric automobile sales. Now a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researcher and student have teamed up to publish a paper with a series of recommendations that they believe will alleviate the fear of being unable to power up when needed – and boost consumer willingness to purchase environmentally friendly electric vehicles (EV).The two Vermont natives who share a common interest in sustainability—Anne Lusk, a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health research scientist in the Department of Nutrition, and Henry Bonges, a former master’s degree student at Harvard Extension School—have published their work in the January 2016 issue of Transportation Research.The authors cited a Union of Concerned Scientists (2013) poll and a Canadian study that found that a key issue for consumers who are considering buying an EV is “range anxiety” — concern about how far the car will go before needing a charge and not knowing where the charging stations are located, if the charging units will be compatible (there are at least six types), and whether or not the units will be in use by other drivers when a charge is needed.The collaboration between Lusk and Bonges grew from a course taught in 2013 by Lusk at Harvard Extension School titled “Transportation, the Environment, and Health.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

President prepares for state of SGA address

first_imgSaint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed the end of the current administration’s term, including the state of SGA address and spring allotments, at Wednesday’s meeting. Student body president Rachael Chesley and student body vice president Laura Smith will deliver a state of SGA address at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center Lounge. The address will replace the weekly SGA meeting. “As student body leaders, we will talk about things we’ve worked on this year, things that didn’t pan out, things we’ve accomplished and things we hope continue in the future under the next administration,” Chesley said. “For instance, we would hope the next administration would consider holding the finance seminar before the allotment forms were sent. That is what happened this year, and it would have been better had we had the finance seminar prior to the sending out of forms.” Chesley said she hopes there is a larger turnout for the address than there was at the open forum held during the fall semester. Forming connections to the student body is important to the administration, she said. “We want students to care about their student government and to come to this meeting to really know what we do and what we have done,” Chesley said. The next president and vice president, for whom elections are today, will be invited to introduce themselves to the student body at the address. “Our goal is to have the smoothest turnover that SGA has ever experienced, from Friday when the new SGA president and vice president are elected to the end of our term,” Chesley said. “I think it should be pretty smooth this year.” The transition period between administrations affects the financial deadlines for clubs’ spring allotments. In the weekly treasurer’s report, SGA treasurer Meg Griffin discussed the deadlines the financial committee set. Spring allotment forms, sponsorship and travel grant forms are due March 7. Spring allotment appeals are due March 21. “We made [the guideline sheet] clear and concise,” Griffin said. SGA will send a list of eligible items for spring allotments and the deadlines for paperwork concerning spring allotments to all club leaders, Chesley said. It will also be available on the SGA website.last_img read more

Last Five Years Stars Jeremy Jordan & Anna Kendrick Share Fave Scenes at VIP Screening

first_img Jeremy Jordan: “There are some not favorite days on the set, like the day I had to drive the car [for ‘I Can Do Better Than That”]. It was this old, ratty, messed-up car and I had to drive it on the freeway with a camera in the back seat. They were trying to lead me with a couple of other cars and somebody went the wrong way and the two cars split and I got stuck, trapped between two barriers in the middle of the highway. I’m trying to back out but I can’t see out the rearview because there’s a camera there but I’m trying and I totally wrecked the bumper. That was the worst day. The best day? There were so many great days. The best in terms of emotionally as an actor was probably when we did ‘If I Didn’t Believe In You.’ Because we did that all in one shot. We did it like 14 times and I was just exhausted by the end, but it was very gratifying.” FAVORITE DAY ON THE SET Anna Kendrick: “The day that we shot ‘Summer in Ohio’ with the dancers. That was really, really fun because there’s such an amazing work ethic in all the dancers I’ve ever worked with. We were giving each other as much energy as we could and kept saying ‘Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce’ as a mantra to keep going and work harder.” FAVORITE THING ABOUT JEREMY Anna Kendrick: “Oh man, he’s such a sweetheart. He’s such a nice guy, like such a sweet Texas boy but then there are little moments when he has a wicked sense of humor that you don’t see coming so my favorite thing is when he kind of busts out something, like a dirty joke or something. That’s nice.” Jeremy Jordan: “’The Schmuel Song.’ Which is surprising because that was the one we were most scared about. In the first draft, it was an animated sequence. They just couldn’t figure out how to make it work on film. As we started rehearsing it, we got even more nervous that Jamie putting on a show for Cathy was going to be too theatrical. But a couple of days after we filmed it, Richard [LaGravenese] saw a cut of the scene and was just in tears. It’s turned into this wonderful moment.” FAVORITE THING ABOUT ANNA Jeremy Jordan: “The fact that she’s never too serious. That’s probably her favorite thing about her, too! She’s always very cautious not to let things get too heavy and that’s a great sort of energy to deflate whatever tension might be hanging around. And she’s always good for a laugh so I love that about her, too.” Richard LaGravenese: “I wouldn’t say it was my favorite day, but the most memorable day I’ll ever have in my life as a director was the day we shot ‘Goodbye Until Tomorrow’ because my mother passed away the night before. It was a really emotional, kind of beautiful experience because she’s the reason I love musical theater. The most fun was when we did ‘Summer in Ohio,’ doing the dance number and doing a Busby Berkeley thing with the camera crane.” Jason Robert Brown: “I was only on the set for two days, but one of them happened to be my birthday. It was the day they were shooting the beginning of ‘Goodbye Until Tomorrow.’ There’s still something so unexpected and vaguely surreal about watching people sing things that I wrote anywhere in the world, but especially with all these camera people and lights… and there’s a movie star and she’s singing songs of mine to this big star… It’s heady! Broadway shows I’m used to, but movies? I had no experience with that at all. It was a head trip.” FAVORITE SCENE IN THE FILM Anna Kendrick: “Oh man, it’s so hard. I mean, basically there’s so much of my damned face in this movie that I’m just relieved when it’s one of the songs that’s just Jeremy, so maybe ‘Nobody Needs to Know’ just because it’s a break from looking at my own mug!”center_img Jason Robert Brown: “They are both very alive and very real in these parts. When you watch Anna and Jeremy, it seems like I wrote it for them. People will see the movie and say, ‘Oh, that’s what it’s supposed to be.’ And you watch the movie and think, ‘Well, that IS what it’s supposed to be!’ I didn’t expect that, honestly. I thought this would be another variation on the theme and instead it turns out the force of their performance is so great that it just sort of steamrolls the future.” FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE STARS Richard LaGravenese: “They both felt and understood this material and these characters so it was on their skin. All they had to do was perform it and it was really beautiful. I am so proud of them and how hard they worked. They did anything that was required of them. We all came up with ideas. They were collaborators, not just actors. We were all filmmakers.” Most of you reading this article are probably desperate to get your eyes on the feature film adaptation of the cult musical The Last Five Years, to fall in and out of love with stars Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan and to hear those high-belting, heartbreaking songs again. But hang on—the film isn’t set for release just yet, but producers did host a VIP screening and cocktail reception on February 24 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center for potential buyers and theater insiders. Naturally, was on hand to cheer on the finished film (no really, you’re gonna die!) and to talk the pitch-perfect stars, songwriter/musical theater god Jason Robert Brown and acclaimed writer/director Richard LaGravenese about their favorite things about your next favorite movie. Richard LaGravenese: “‘Schmuel’ and ‘If I Didn’t Believe In You.’ ‘Schmuel’ was the toughest. It wasn’t until I figured out it wasn’t about the lyrics, but why Jamie was singing it to Cathy. It’s the one time you see how much he loves her and how much he’s trying to get her to be who she is. And I’m very proud of ‘If I Didn’t Believe In You.’ We had two actors and my camera man and I said, ‘We’re going to do this all in one take so just go wherever you want and we’ll follow you.’ And all of the sudden it became a Cassavetes movie that was sung and we captured this moment.” Jason Robert Brown: “It might be ‘I Can Do Better Than That.’ But it’s hard. There’s a lot of really wonderful stuff that goes on. ‘If I Didn’t Believe In You’ is pretty amazing also. What can I tell you? I’m talking about my own songs! It’s all pretty cool.” View Commentslast_img read more

18 Glowing Embers

first_imgVolume XXXNumber 1Page 18 By Gary WadeUniversity of GeorgiaGlowing Embers isn’t just another Japanese maple. It’s a stunningGeorgia Gold Medal Winner. Chosen for its vigorous growth rate, brilliant fall color andadaptability to a range of Southern landscape conditions, GlowingEmbers is from University of Georgia horticulture professorMichael Dirr’s plant evaluation program.The original seedling selection from which others have beenpropagated can be seen at the entrance to the Callaway Buildingat the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens.Unlike many Japanese maples that require shade and moist, organicsoils, Glowing Embers thrives in full sun. It’s hardy in zones 5to 8, and it tolerates drought better than most trees in itsclass.It won’t tolerate wet sites, however, or sites where extremefluctuations in soil moisture are common. Good soil drainage isessential.Glowing Embers?Glowing Embers Japanese maple is aptly named. It provides akaleidoscope of color in the fall as the leaves fade from greento purple, flourescent orange or yellow, much like theever-changing and mesmerizing embers of a wood fire.The color sequence of each leaf varies as autumn deepens. Asingle branch may display four distinctly different colors at thesame time.Glowing Embers is a medium-size deciduous tree, growing 30 to 40feet high with an equal spread. Its leaves are finely toothed, 2to 3 inches long and about 3 inches wide with five distinct,pointed lobes. The tree has a dense canopy when it’s in fullleaf. It’s an excellent shade tree for residential landscapeswhere space is limited.Easy propagationUnlike other Japanese maples that are grafted onto a rootstock,Glowing Embers is called a “clonal” selection. That means it’spropagated from cuttings and isn’t grafted onto a rootstock.Nurserymen refer to this as “growing on its own roots.” They lovethis characteristic because it makes their production moreefficient and less time-consuming.Once it’s established, Glowing Embers will benefit from springapplications of a complete garden fertilizer such as 16-4-8 or12-4-8.Prune it as needed to thin out branches and develop a desiredshape. Although the tree has above-average drought tolerance, beprepared to provide some supplemental irrigation during droughts.Glowing Embers Japanese maple is quickly becoming a highlydemanded and popular plant in the nursery industry as landscapeprofessionals and home gardeners discover its award-winningqualities.(Gary Wade is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

Low gas prices ‘another nail in the coffin’ for coal

first_imgLow gas prices ‘another nail in the coffin’ for coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Especially low natural gas prices coupled with projections of weak 2020 coal exports are laying the groundwork for another difficult year for U.S. thermal coal producers.Natural gas prices recently fell below $2/MMBtu, which could drive down both coal prices and utility coal demand this year, experts said. Coal-fired power plants are expected to run at lower capacity factors, and the pricing environment may force some units into earlier retirement amid competition with gas generators.The timing also intensifies the situation; coal plants rely more heavily on winter margins to make it through the year, said Gregory Marmon, a Wood Mackenzie senior research analyst. This will be “especially problematic” for many coal plants, particularly those in competitive independent system operator markets. “It’s just going to be another nail in the coffin going forward because very few coal plants are going to be directly competitive at $2 [per MMBtu] natural gas,” Marmon said.Steve Piper, director of energy research for S&P Global Market Intelligence, said on a Jan. 22 webcast with the American Coal Council that harsh winter conditions could draw on the natural gas surplus and bring storage back closer to “normal levels.” However, near-term forecasts suggest the nation will have “relatively mild weather to close out January into February and March,” which is contributing to the low price expectation. “This is not a positive development for coal producers by any stretch of the imagination,” Piper said.John Rogers, senior vice president with Moody’s chemicals team, said part of the natural gas surplus stems from new pipelines being built in recent years to carry natural gas from the Permian Basin to market, rather than those oil producers flaring the gas. Additionally, Appalachian shale gas producers continue to increase their volumes despite low pricing. Current low natural gas prices may remain for at least the next six months, Rogers said.Moody’s wrote in a recent report that it expects its rated coal mining portfolio’s EBITDA to fall by about one-third this year. Benjamin Nelson, senior credit officer and the company’s lead coal analyst, said the sector may perform even worse financially if the low gas prices bring down coal prices even further.[Ellie Potter]More ($): Low winter gas prices shaping up to be ‘another nail in the coffin’ for coallast_img read more

Endicott to enforce 2019 trash pick-up guidelines

first_imgThe village is requiring residents to put all garbage in a can with a tight fitting lid that weighs no more than 50 pounds. The can must not be more than 35 gallons, up from 20 gallons previously. Supervisor to Endicott Code Enforcement and Fire Marshall Brian Botsford tells 12 News these new rules were put in place in March 2019 but were not enforced. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The village of Endicott will enforce changes to the way the municipality collects garbage. Additionally, residents are limited to three cans per week and are no longer allowed to put bags on the curb.center_img Botsford says the move is a solution to village sanitation issues. He says he hopes it will help “cleanup” the village. Botsford says warnings will be issued to people who do not comply with code enforcement but the village will give people time to adjust to the changes.last_img read more

Student treated after anthrax spill in Mississippi lab

first_img In late June the CDC suspended work in a Texas A&M biodefense lab while it investigated reports from the Sunshine Project, a watchdog group, that lab workers had been infected with the category B bioterrorism agents Brucella and Coxiella burnetti. According to a statement released to journalists by the UMMC press office in Jackson, Miss., the student inoculated a flask of medium with anthrax cells and then tried to place it in a shaker, at which point it broke. Witnesses at the hearing will include officials from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and others to be announced later, the committee said. Jul 3 CIDRAP News story “CDC suspends work at Texas A & M biodefense lab” The student immediately followed the anthrax lab’s biosafety plan, which includes actions to protect personnel and ensure that pathogens do not escape the lab, the press release said. Officials at UMMC and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were notified about the incident. In other biodefense lab news, the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently announced plans for a hearing in early October to examine the risks associated with the nation’s growing number of BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories, which handle dangerous microbial agents. Aug 14, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A graduate student working in a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) was treated for possible anthrax exposure following a laboratory accident Aug 11—two days after a US House committee announced plans to hold hearings on biodefense lab safety. A preliminary report from the British government last week said the FMD outbreak, discovered recently near London, was probably caused by a virus that leaked from a Surrey laboratory that is shared by a government-funded institute and a company that makes FMD vaccine.center_img Rep Bart Stupak, D-Mich., chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, said in the statement that legislators need to explore whether an increasing number of high-security labs increases the chance of a release of deadly disease. “We want to know the answer or whether anyone in the Administration has even seriously considered the question,” he said. Aug 7 CIDRAP News story “Report: Lab leak likely caused UK food-and-mouth outbreak” “At no time was there a risk of infection to anyone outside the lab, which is specially designed to contain biohazards,” the UMMC statement said, adding that the student was allowed to return home after precautionary treatment. See also: “It appears that there has been a surge in construction of biosafety labs over the past several years, which have been financed, at least in part, with federal funds,” said committee chairman Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., in an Aug 9 press release from the committee. “Yet little information is available about the number of labs being operated in the US and whether they are safely run.” The committee statement pointed to the role of a lab in the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Britain, as well as a recent accident at Texas A & M University involving Q fever.last_img read more