first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had 27 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden scored 24 points to power the Houston Rockets to a 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.Paul, playing the sidekick to Harden for most of his first season in Houston, took center stage, controlling the tempo and getting to his favorite spots as the Rockets led from start to finish.Donovan Mitchell scored 25 before fouling out and Joe Ingles had 15 for the Jazz.Mitchell started finding lanes to the basket late and got the Jazz within 85-80 after he fueled a 10-2 run. But Paul, who matched his scoring high for this playoff run, hit a pull-up jumper and found Trevor Ariza for a 3-pointer to put the Rockets back up by double digits and they never looked back.Houston, which has been known for their offensive firepower, put forth a disruptive defensive effort.Clint Capela, the anchor of the Houston defense, had 12 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks, one of which featured a Dikembe Mutombo-like finger wag in the fourth quarter.The Rockets went up by 15 in the second quarter before the Jazz closed to 51-46 on back-to-back three-point plays by Mitchell. Utah trailed 58-48 at the half.Neither team was accurate from beyond the arc as the Jazz were 7-for-29 and Houston went 10-for-38.TIP-INSRockets: Harden’s 14 first-quarter points were the most for him in the opening period this postseason. … Flying to close out on an Ingles’ 3-pointer in the second quarter, P.J. Tucker raked the Jazz sharpshooter across the face and earned a Flagrant 1. … Capela and Mitchell got double technical fighting for rebound in the fourth quarter and Houston coach Mike D’Antoni got another for his reaction to the play.Jazz: Ricky Rubio missed his fourth straight game due to a left hamstring strain suffered in opening round but is close to returning. … Gobert, who had 11 points and 10 rebounds, blocked two shots in the opening moments but the Rockets burst to another big lead, 11-3, just as they did Game 1 and 3. … Royce O’Neale left the game with 9:09 left in the first quarter with an apparent knee injury but returned at the end of the period.UP NEXTThe series shifts back to Houston for Game 5. Associated Press Tags: Chris Paul/Donovan Mitchell/Houston Rockets/James Harden/Utah Jazz May 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Paul Scores 27 and Harden Has 24 as Houston wins 100-87last_img read more

first_img View post tag: Dwight Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) flew its first combat sorties of its 2013 deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) March 24.The missions provide support to NATO forces on the ground in Afghanistan. The types of support range from electronic warfare and close-air support, to airborne command and control and reconnaissance.“CVW 7 provides aircraft in support of two major operations, one being maritime and the other being overland in Afghanistan,” said Capt. Terry Morris, CVW 7 commander. “We provide air assets to go overland in a variety of missions, such as combat air support, which provides armed over watch in protection of U.S. coalition forces, as well as electronic denial and electronic warfare through the use of our EA-6B Prowlers.”Now operating in the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet area of responsibility, CVW 7 is the sole sea-based air wing assisting OEF missions, as IKE and Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG 8) relieved the departing USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).“There are close to 60,000 uniformed personnel still in Afghanistan and close to 100,000 U.S. coalition contractors that are here in theater,” said Morris. “We are there to respond on call as needed to support them in the event that they are threatened by hostile activities somewhere on the ground.”Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, commander, CSG 8, emphasized how important this mission is.“One of our roles here in the North Arabian Sea is to support our troops on the ground in OEF. Our aviators from CVW 7 that will fly missions that are upward of five to seven hours long, are going to be supporting the troops on the ground that are trying to ensure stability in Afghanistan prior to the United States withdrawal,” said Manazir. “Every Sailor is involved with each one of those sorties. When we put a pilot in an airplane and we launch that airplane off, it is an entire strike group effort to do that.”Sailors from IKE realize the importance of their everyday jobs to the overall mission.“The aircraft needed to fly OEF missions must be constantly maintained in order to ensure success,” said Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Brandon Smith, assigned to the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140. “My squadron is there to make it happen, and inspecting our aircraft before and after every mission, ensures the ground troops get the support they need.”CVW 7 is composed of the Bluetails of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83, the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, the Pukin’ Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, and the Nightdippers of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 5.Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 26, 2013 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Eisenhower USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Air Wing Starts Supporting OEF View post tag: starts View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Wing View post tag: supporting March 26, 2013center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Air Wing Starts Supporting OEF View post tag: OEF View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: air View post tag: USS View post tag: Defence Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgEVANSVILLE, IN – The ECHL Board of Governors completed its midseason meeting Monday and officially approved the transfer of the Evansville IceMen to Owensboro, KY.With support from its member teams, the ECHL also approved the IceMen’s request for a voluntary suspension for the 2016-17 season to allow for the necessary renovations of the Owensboro Sportscenter. The City of Owensboro and Mayor Ron Payne have also granted the IceMen an extension to begin the renovations of the Owensboro Sportscenter to September 30, 2016.“With a 66-year-old building, this is something that we want to do right,” said IceMen Owner Ron Geary. “Out of fairness to the ECHL’s other member teams, this is not a project we can rush to complete. We want the Owensboro Sportscenter to be a great place to watch a hockey game, with amenities that are attractive to the fans.”Geary added that there is still some uncertainty with the impending costs for such renovations, which requires more time to finalize.“We appreciate the support of the ECHL, its member teams, the City of Owensboro and our great fans in understanding our desire to keep the IceMen in this region and the time it will take to complete these renovations,” said Geary.While the IceMen work to renovate their new home, staff will continue to pursue sponsorship opportunities and a season ticket holder base in preparation for the 2017-18 season, and will remain active in the community. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgThe Ocean City-Upper Township Little League team won a do-or-die game against Toms River, 10-6, in the state Little League tournament on Saturday and will play for the state title against the same team in a game at 7 p.m. Monday (July 28).Friends, family and fans of the team are trying to rally support for OC-UT team in Monday’s deciding game. They’re asking supporters to wear red and make the 47-mile trip up the Garden State Parkway.__________The 7 p.m. game is at Berkeley Little League Field at 43 Moorage Avenue, Bayville, NJ (accessible via GSP Exit 77).__________The winner of the game advances to the regional tournament and a shot at moving on to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.See game coverage of Saturday’s game from Mike McGarry in The Press of Atlantic City: Ocean City-Upper Township forces finale for Little League state title.No Cape May C0unty team has traveled so far in the Little League tournament, according to New Jersey State Little League results.The team is made up of all-stars from the six teams of the Ocean City-Upper Township league (three from each town). They have played 17 games together and captured a District 16 title (Cape May and Atlantic counties) and a sectional title.The complete lineup for the team is as follows:Gannon BradyEric GreenlingJoe GallagherBrock MercadoLuke BowmanBrian FureyJohn LloydM.J. GinnNick TroianoGavyn FoxJake McKennaTodd ReimetIsaac EberlyGreg Brady, Frank Fumo and Joe Furey are coaches.last_img read more

first_img Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews By Network Indiana – January 11, 2021 5 219 Google+ Facebook Twitter Facebook Gov. Holcomb fighting misinformation as well as coronavirus (Photo supplied/Governor Eric Holcomb) Fighting the coronavirus pandemic has included fighting disinformation from people who deny that the virus is serious or even exists.Governor Holcomb says one reason the state has published regular updates on the virus’s spread is to make sure people understand how serious it is. One handicap in controlling the virus has been persuading people to wear masks and take other precautions. The state has had a mask mandate since July, but without enforcement provisions. Holcomb says the three-month surge in cases and hospitalizations has broken He suggests some people weren’t virus deniers, but were “shy” about asking those around them to wear masks or take other precautions. At this point, he says, a growing number of Hoosiers have seen the virus strike people close to them.Holcomb notes the virus burned through the U-S at an unprecedented pace in December, with one death every 35 seconds. Indiana had one death every 17 minutes last month, with the total death toll since the start of the pandemic approaching nine-thousand.Holcomb has never ruled out increasing restrictions if things get worse, but says there’s no need to do that right now. He similarly says he can’t rule out the possibility of a surge severe enough to cancel the NCAA’s plan to hold its entire men’s basketball tournament in Indiana. But he says he’s confident that won’t happen. He says assessing whether the tourney could be conducted safely was a key focus of discussions with the NCAA, and says Indiana will have the benefit of watching how other sports leagues have handled their return to the field.And while Holcomb acknowledges vaccinations got off to a slow start, he predicts a snowball effect as more people see that it’s safe. A Family and Social Services Administration survey of nursing home staffers found a quarter of them planned to get vaccinated eventually, but not as soon as they became eligible. Holcomb says many others take a similar position of watching to see what happens with the first wave.Holcomb concedes some people will never accept the seriousness of the virus or the value of masks, saying, “The folks who just do not believe the virus is airborne-transmitted….I mean, I’ve got beachfront property in Clermont that I’d like to talk to you about.” WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleMan injured in shooting early Sunday morning in Benton TownshipNext articleElkhart man sentenced in federal court on weapons charge Network Indianalast_img read more

first_img Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg Social media – MHCLG General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Office address and general enquiries Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP calls for an increase in garden towns in England, as he announces the new garden communities programme.The programme will see more high quality homes built and green spaces created, expanding on government’s plans for more locally-led developments.The garden towns push in England is part of government’s clear ambition to build 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.Councils across England and private developers who have secured support from local authorities will be able to apply for a place on the programme.The winning bidders will receive tailored advice and potential grant funding for help with staffing or environmental assessments; part of the planning process for new garden towns.Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: Email [email protected] Strong community involvement and engagement will be at the heart of judging garden community proposals; ensuring developments reflect local character while also designing beautiful green spaces near homes.Garden communities can take the form of new villages, towns or cities and have the potential to deliver well designed homes at an increased scale, with projects ranging in size from 10,000 to 40,000 homes.This prospectus is the latest step by government to get Britain building, with 23 locally-led garden communities already receiving funding support, with the potential to deliver over 200,000 homes by 2050.The launch today signals the start of a 3 month application process, with successful garden community proposals being announced later in the New Year.Last year 217,000 homes were built, marking the biggest increase in housing supply in England for almost a decade.Futher informationA garden town is a development of more than 10,000 homes. Garden villages are smaller settlements of between 1,500 and 10,000 homes. Media enquiries 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Contact form https://forms.communit… If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. This plan is about the government working with councils and developers to get great homes in keeping with beautiful areas in England. We want to help local authorities build strong and vibrant communities where people want to live, work, and raise families. Our garden communities programme already has the potential to provide over 200,000 new homes by 2050, and we want to go further.last_img read more

first_imgTwo Harvard scientists have been named to the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Investigator Program. As part of the 2019 class of NYSCF – Robertson Investigators, Ya-Chieh Hsu and Nicholas Bellono are recognized for their cutting-edge research, which has the potential to accelerate the discovery of new treatments and cures for human disease. The awards will provide $1.5 million over five years in seed funding as the researchers establish and grow their independent labs.“The NYSCF – Robertson Investigators are some of the brightest minds in the stem cell and neuroscience fields,” said NYSCF CEO Susan L. Solomon in an announcement. “This award gives them the freedom to pursue new and inventive ideas that may not get funded through traditional sources, pushing research toward better treatments for patients.”Hsu, the Alvin and Esta Star Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, is a 2019 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator. Her lab uses skin as a model to understand how cells interact with other cells and with larger biological systems. Their goal is to regenerate fully functional skin for those who have suffered severe injuries.“The non-restricted nature of this funding really allows us to dream big and be creative in solving important problems using innovative approaches,” said Hsu. “The support from NYSCF will allow high-risk, high-reward projects in our lab to flourish, including developing novel approaches to promote regenerative wound healing, and expanding our research on how stress influences diverse changes in the skin.”Bellono, an assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology, is a 2019 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator. His lab is interested in how organisms adapt to detect salient environmental signals based on their specific ecological or behavioral context. His group’s curiosity-based approach allows them to explore specialized, unconventional systems to illuminate the fundamental mechanisms of signal transduction, ion channel biophysics, sensory biology, and evolution.“This award offers the opportunity to be involved with an excellent community to learn interesting new biology and also provides important financial support,” said Bellono. “Such conceptual and practical support will help further our studies regarding how organisms sense and respond to their specific ecological context.”last_img read more

first_img In The Killing of Sister George, gin-swilling, cigar-chomping June Buckridge (O’Connell) plays the beloved Sister George on the popular BBC Radio drama, Applehurst. When it looks like BBC executives might kill off Sister George to raise ratings, June’s precarious personal world heads into a tailspin. The off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement through November 1. The Killing of Sister George Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 1, 2014 Just be glad you’re not in a Shonda Rhimes show. The Killing of Sister George celebrates its opening night on October 7 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre. Drew Barr directs the first New York revival of Frank Marcus’ play. Caitlin O’Connell leads a cast that also includes Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence and Margot White.last_img read more

first_imgAnalysts see potential for sharp drop in global thermal coal prices FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Market sources say thermal coal prices appear poised for a sharp drop that could seriously squeeze producer profit margins, especially for high-cost mining companies. A number of thermal coal producers facing high-cost structures are in Australia, Russia and the U.S., and could be among those vulnerable to lower prices, sources said.They stressed, however, that it could be a long, drawn-out process before higher cost producers are forced to withdraw from business due to certain fixed costs.Take-or-pay costs in terms of transport to market and port charges mean coal miners can be incentivized to keep on producing despite low market prices. Added to this, mothballing mines or putting them on to a care-and-maintenance basis can be expensive, another reason to keep high-cost mines going, sources said. A source said he had seen certain coal producers carry on their operations on a negative cash flow basis rather than exit the industry.In the last market downturn a few years ago, some coal producers in Australia opted to maximize their production to retain market share, despite the effect of this strategy on coal prices and the wider market.Demand from Taiwan-based power plants is looking weak due to cooler weather, market sources said, pointing to the fall in Newcastle 6,000 kcal/kg NAR prices. “Power consumption is coming down, coupled with pressure to reduce coal use, so coal demand in Taiwan is unlikely to go up in the near term,” a Taiwan-based market source said. The same source added that even low prices are unlikely to prompt much buying interest for now due to low demand.A trader in China said finding willing customers for Australian high-ash cargoes was increasingly difficult. “There is no place to sell cargoes,” he said of the China market.More ($): Higher-cost thermal coal producers in spotlight on price falllast_img read more

first_imgWe raise the mainsail with one reef in it, anticipating the strength of 25 knots as we tack our way up the Sir Francis Drake Channel into a strong current.The moment I cut the engine off, it takes a minute for the throbbing echo to stop resounding in my ears. I’m tempted to call what follows silence, and for a minute all seems quiet.I listen closer. I pick up on subtle noises all around me. The sound of the wind filling the sails, blowing the lose lines, rattling against the mast or shrouds. There’s the boat pounding over swell and slamming down into the trough of a wave, like a loud smack. The dinghy slices the sailboat’s wake.The wind and water creates a complicated song that I can finally hear without the dull drone of the engine, giving me clues on how to trim the mainsail and steer the boat. I feel gusts on my face or ears before I see it on the water.I flirt with the edge, steering into the wind and asking Sarah to sheet in the main tight over the boom, trying to reach Virgin Gorda in something closer to a straight line than zig-zagging at ninety degree angles.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe prepare to tack and I drive the wheel hard to starboard, but with the main reefed, the Kazejin is no match for the strong current. The bow points into the wind and then gets blown back to the port side.“Raise the jib,” I call out to Sarah. My voice sounds frayed and frantic even to my own ears. Sarah cranks in the jib sheet and I release the furling line, and the jib fills with air, powering up Kazejin and the boat heels over until the rails skim the water’s surface.Tobin’s curled up in the cabin, tucked up in a ball taking a nap. Sarah and Maya shift their weight to starboard, but the Kazejin stays leaned over.We finally have enough speed to power through a tack. I steer into the wind and let out on the jib so Sarah can pull it in on the starboard side.I get in a zone of feeling the wind, steering closer upwind when I feel a gust, readjusting for the swell. Everything else falls away. Sailing requires constant movement, studying the sails, letting them out or sheeting them in, shifting my weight to balance my body on the tilted floorboards.It’s just the wind, swell, Sarah and I, sailing.Hours pass like that. Tacking into the wind, reading the chart and making sure we know which islands we pass. As we get closer to Virgin Gorda, we point north on a beam reach. The boat settles flatter and we stay on the same point of sail for the rest of the way.Tobin pokes his head up the companionway. My heart swells with the sight of his smile. He’s been out of my mind during the intensity of tacking upwind, but now seeing him the experience feels richer, somehow deeper._MG_1499Tobin helps me steer and I smile up at the sun, soaking up the abundance of the moment. I am the luckiest woman in the world to have these worlds overlap, that I can coexist as a mama and still get sideways.[divider]More from Mountain Mama[/divider]last_img read more