Gobert leads Jazz to 114-83 romp over Bulls

first_imgBulls: Chicago made just 2 of 16 3-pointers. … Shaquille Harrison set a career high with nine rebounds. … Markkanen has 32 straight double-digit scoring games. Lauri Markkanen had 18 points and 10 rebounds, but made just 6 of 20 shots. Associated Press March 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Gobert leads Jazz to 114-83 romp over Bulls “Tough one in Atlanta but we bounced back tonight,” Mitchell said. “It really shows who we are and what we’re capable of.” Gobert dominated inside, making 9 of 11 shots and blocking four. BANGED UP “That loss kinda was a good slap in the face,” Gobert said. “I think our urgency was great tonight. We started the game the right way defensively and it just (carried to) the offense.” UP NEXT “It would be great to have the homecourt,” Gobert said. “But at the same time, like I said, if we don’t, I like our chances … on the road against anyone.” Gobert had another neat block on Kris Dunn’s fastbreak layup, setting up a break that Mitchell punctuated with a soaring dunk. Porter missed his third straight game and LaVine missed his second in a row. They led 33-18 through the first quarter and continued to pour it on in the second, heading to the locker room up by 34. The Jazz’s most lopsided victory this season was a 139-105 romp over San Antonio on Dec. 4. And it looked like they might surpass that. Things were so bad for the Bulls that fans cheered sarcastically when Dunn hit a 16-foot jumper with just under five minutes left in the half to stop a 17-0 run. The 31-point margin of victory was just three shy of the Jazz’s season high. They raced out to a 70-36 halftime lead on the way to their sixth win in seven games, and bounced back quite nicely from a three-point loss at Atlanta on Thursday. TIP-INS He blocked a layup by Markkanen in the second quarter and converted one on the other end off of a no-look pass from Ricky Rubio driving the baseline. The Bulls also ruled out injured rookies Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb surgery) and Chandler Hutchison (right toe injury) for the remainder of the season. Carter and Hutchison each appeared in 44 games. The No. 7 pick, Carter averaged 10.3 points and 7 rebounds, while Hutchison averaged 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds after getting drafted 22nd overall. There was no shortage of highlights along the way. And Gobert was in on several of them. The Bulls delivered one of their worst performances of the season coming off back-to-back victories and lost for the sixth time in eight games. Dunn was slowed by back pain that he said limited his mobility and made it difficult to fight through screens. He finished with just four points on 1-of-8 shooting and five assists. Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Utah rolled to one of its most lopsided wins of the season, beating the Chicago Bulls 114-83 Saturday night. Donovan Mitchell added 16 points and eight rebounds. Derrick Favors and Joe Ingles each scored 13. And the Jazz made about half of their shots, with Chicago offering little resistance, particularly in the early going. “We’re not using that as an excuse, that we’re short with guys,” Markkanen said. “We’re just trying to focus on winning the second half and playing hard and together and get better. A 36-point hole or whatever it was — it’s kind of hard to come back from that.” Written by Jazz: Host Phoenix on Monday. Utah is in a crowd of six teams jockeying for position behind Golden State and Denver in the Western Conference. The Jazz would love to land home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Bulls: Visit Toronto on Tuesday. Otto Porter Jr. (strained right rotator cuff) and leading scorer Zach LaVine (bruised right thigh, right knee tendinitis) remained sidelined, leaving the Bulls without two of their best players. But even so, Chicago seemed disinterested right from the start while the Jazz sure were locked in. Tags: NBA/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHICAGO (AP) — The Jazz got a slap in the face a couple nights earlier and answered with quite a punch. Jazz: Utah’s highest scoring half was 81 points against Golden State on Oct. 17. … The Jazz had 13 players score, with seven reaching double digits.last_img read more

Talen Energy completes sale of IEC pipeline for $155m

first_imgThe transaction amount also includes $10m received by Talen Energy following the announcement of the deal in October 2017 The IEC pipeline comprises of an 84 mile (135km) pipeline between Marcus Hook and Martins Creek, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Pixabay/Adam Radosavljevic) Talen Energy has announced the completion of the sale of its indirect, wholly owned subsidiary Interstate Energy Company (IEC) for $155m.IEC, an indirect, a wholly owned subsidiary of Talen Energy, has been sold to Adelphia Gateway (Adelphia), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources.The transaction amount also includes $10m received by the company following the announcement of the deal in October 2017.The IEC pipeline comprises of an 84 mile (135km) pipeline between Marcus Hook and Martins Creek, Pennsylvania.Talen Energy to use sale proceeds to trim debtTalen Energy is expected to utilise the proceeds from the sale for recourse debt reduction.Talen Energy subsidiaries have entered into contracts with Adelphia for supply of natural gas from the northern portion of the pipeline to Talen Energy’s Martins Creek and Lower Mount Bethel generating stations.Adelphia will repurpose the southern 80km portion of the IEC pipeline to flow natural gas to the greater Philadelphia region.Talen Energy chairman and chief executive officer Ralph Alexander said: “The sale of IEC marks the last in a series of planned sales of non-core assets which were announced shortly following Talen Energy’s take-private transaction in December 2016. These sales allowed the Company to monetize underutilized assets to generate incremental cash flow, and drive greater efficiencies.“We appreciate the efforts of those on both sides of this transaction and look forward to working with Adelphia to ensure a smooth transition for all involved.”Talen Energy is one of the largest power generation companies in North America, owing nearly 15GW of generating capacity.The company’s power generation capacity is located in well-developed, structured wholesale power markets, principally in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest regions of the US.In June, Talen Montana, the operator of the 2,094MW Colstrip Steam Electric Station (Colstrip), announced the retirement of the units 1 and 2 of the power plant, while continuing the operations of the remaining two. Talen Montana shared the ownership of Colstrip units 1 and 2 with Puget Sound Energy.last_img read more

Oxford heads sign open letter for EU residency rights

first_imgThe heads of 35 Oxford Colleges and Permanent Private Halls have signed an open letter urging MPs to guarantee the right of European Union citizens to reside in the UK after the Brexit process is complete, ahead of a key parliamentary vote on Article 50.The letter, published in The Times today and signed by Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson, appeals to MPs just before they vote on a Lords amendment to the Article 50 bill guaranteeing the right of EU citizens in Britain to remain after withdrawal.The College heads address members of all political parties to ask them to support the amendment, adding that Oxford University and its research would “suffer enormous damage” if academics and support staff from the EU lost their right to remain. The letter also dismisses the government suggestion that European citizens are likely to be allowed to stay as “insufficient”.“Our EU colleagues are not reassured by a government which tells them that deportation is not going to happen but declines to convert that assurance into law”, the letter argues, before going on to note that some EU citizen academics are “already making plans to leave”.It continues: “Many of our staff do not know whether absences abroad on research contracts will count against them. Others do not know, however longstanding their work and residence, whether their children will be able to remain in the UK.”Notable absentees from the signatories are heads from Christ Church, Corpus Christi, Lincoln, Mansfield and St. Peter’s.Earlier this month, Alastair Buchan, Oxford’s Head of Brexit Strategy, told Cherwell: “[Academics] are most worried about their staff, they’re worried about students being able to come, they’re worried about their staff being secure and confident and having what they need in terms of what we all take for granted in this country, which is free education, free healthcare, free social care”.Speaking on how he would attempt to align the views of colleges heads who had spoken out against Brexit following the referendum, Buchan said: “They are very senior people, often from government, often from the civil service, often from the media and academe, and they are in a situation where they really are speaking as individuals. My job is to somehow forge a common purpose for the university.”Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities said yesterday (12 March) that the government wanted higher education to remain “open to collaboration” after Brexit.The letter aims to persuade backbench Conservative MPs to support the amendment alongside Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP. The government, which is likely to be supported by a number of opposition MPs, has a majority of 17 in the Commons and has insisted that the rights of EU citizens are a priority.Oxford University and the signatories of the letter have been contacted for comment.This is a breaking news story. More information will be added as we receive it.last_img read more

LETTER TO EDITOR: COUNTY COMMISSIONER JEFF HATFIELD TO PURSUE CHANGES IN COUNTY POLICYS

first_imgCOUNTY COMMISSIONER JEFF HATFIELD TO PURSUE CHANGES IN COUNTY POLICY Dear Editor,I am very excited about two issues I intend to pursue in 2020.I intend to put up for a vote this year a new “Sexual and General Harassment “ Policy for Vanderburgh County Government employees. This is long overdue. Our current policy is not up to date. We intend to research some of the strongest languages from other entities across the country and incorporate these in our Policies. Workers have the right to a safe and harassment-free work environment and our policy should be clear-cut and straightforward. I intend to protect our workforce!The second change I intend to pursue is allowing ATV’s onto some of our most rural roads.Currently, this is not allowed. Of course, we will continue to prohibit this on all major thoroughfares, but there are currently roads that get very little traffic that is used by farmers and recreationists that it is currently not legal for them to drive on. I intend to make this legal.Other than these two, it will always be my goal to re-pave more of our roads each year, to make our roads the best in Indiana!Sincerely,Jeff HatfieldVanderburgh County CommissionerFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Benson, Caballero impress as Bruins win

first_imgThe JCC of Bayonne Jr. Division Floor Hockey program got underway as the Bruins and Blackhawks faced off to open the 2017 season. Battling for seven scoreless minutes, the Bruins finally broke the ice as Edward Denne zipped in a goal off an assist by Christian Benson. Staying on the attack, the Bruins made it 2-0 on a Christian Benson slap shot while Anthony Baez notched the assist. As their offense chugged along, the Bruins’ defense found a future star at net with Nathan Caballero making his rookie debut by mustering a flawless effort. Desperately trying to kick start their offense, the Blackhawks started to unleash blasts from every point with David Matos, Toni Rivada, and Aviv Talmor zeroing in. Inspite of the barrage, the Bruins’ 2-0 advantage held up as the game entered its final 10 minutes. Stifled by Caballero’s goal tending and Dexter Hudspeth’s zone clearing the Blackhawks gave it one last push by putting Mariam Rasslan and Sebastian Echeverry on the front line in hopes of getting on the board. Catching the Blackhawks defense off guard, the Bruins’ Christian Benson cashed in with his second net rocker to secure the Bruins 3-0 victory.last_img read more

Press release: Adults skills gap

first_imgAdult training is often only available for workers who are already highly paid or highly skilled, a new report from the Social Mobility Commission reveals today (29 January 2018).The Adult Skills Gap report shows that the poorest adults with the lowest qualifications are the least likely to access adult training – despite being the group who would benefit most. Men in routine and manual occupations are the least likely to learn new skills.About 30% of those employed in managerial and professional occupations participated in training in the last 3 months compared to 18% in routine and manual jobs. This follows earlier research showing that half (49%) of adults from the lowest socio-economic group receive no training at all after leaving school.In contrast, high-skilled workers tend to benefit from ‘a virtuous circle’ of frequent in-work training and pay increases, says the research carried out by the Institute for Employment Research, Warwick University. Professional or managerial workers are twice as likely to be sent on courses as other workers, while graduates are 3 times as likely to access training as those with no qualifications.An individual’s background also has an impact. Workers whose parents came from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to benefit from adult training – which can impact on social mobility. Employees from more privileged backgrounds are more likely than other low-skilled workers to take advantage of in-work learning to rise up the ranks.Dame Martina Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, said: A lack of ongoing training for low-paid workers is a contributing factor for millions to a lifetime of poorly-paid work. As we prepare to leave the EU, it is more important than ever for us to build relevant skills to improve the UK’s productivity. That is why we want to see more investment in life-long learning and adult education – including enabling more courses to be available for those who cannot afford them. Social Mobility Commission Communications Team Mobile 073848 70965 Dr Daria Luchinskaya, from the Institute for Employment Research, Warwick University, said: The commission has previously found that 1 in 4 of the UK’s low-paid workers will never escape low pay – a problem due largely to low skill levels. Yet the UK lags behind other countries in giving adults a second chance to learn new skills and achieve their potential. The UK spends just two-thirds of the European average on adult training, and investment is in decline. Between 2010 to 2011, and 2015 to 2016 government funding for adult skills fell by 34% in real terms.The problem is that employers fund 82% of all UK training and tend to prioritise senior, high-skilled employees. Most other training is paid for by individuals themselves – if they can afford it. Free courses run by government make up just 3% of all accessed training courses.The result is a system with vast numbers of low-skilled workers with little opportunity to build skills and escape low pay. This urgently needs rebalancing – for productivity as much as social mobility, says the commission.Alastair Da Costa, chair of Capital City College Group and a SMC Commissioner, said: Too many employers are wasting the potential of their employees by not offering training or progression routes to their low and mid-skilled workers. Both employers and the government need to act to address this problem. They should start by increasing their investment in training, to bring it closer to that of international competitors, and prioritise this to those with low or no skills. Doing this would benefit both business and the economy as a whole. These findings should act as a wake-up call for employers to look a lot harder at how they are developing their workforce for the future. Building skills at all levels and roles is essential to improving productivity and performance, for engagement and retention of employees, and to highlight and support progression opportunities. However, many of these are longer term outcomes and too often the focus for training is on short term job needs. the poorest adults with the lowest qualifications are the least likely to access adult training – despite being the group who would benefit most previous research has shown that half (49%) of adults from the lowest socio- economic group receive no training at all after leaving school, compared to 20% from the top group this study shows similar findings hold for employed adults participating in training in the last 3 months – 30% of those in professional and managerial jobs against 18% in routine and manual occupations graduates are 3 times more likely to receive training than those with no qualifications, while professionals and managers are about twice as likely to receive training as lower-skilled workers employers fund 82% of training – prioritising those in senior or professional roles – while most other training is paid for by individuals themselves overall investment in adult skills from employer, government and individuals was around £44 billion in 2013 to 2014 – government funds just 7% of this training government-funded training aims to support those without the means to pay for their own training and does reach lower-skilled workers and those in deprived areas but 29% of this money still goes to adults in the most affluent 40% of areas the UK spends two-thirds of the EU average on adult training government funding for the Adult Skills Budget fell by £830 million (cash terms) between 2010 to 2011 and from £2.84 billion to £2.01 billion, equivalent to a 34% fall (real terms) between 2015 to 2016 monitoring progress on improving social mobility providing published advice to ministers on matters relating to social mobility understaking social mobility advocacy Main findings include: Notes to editorsThe Social Mobility Commission is an advisory non-departmental public body established under the Life Chances Act 2010 as modified by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. It has a duty to assess progress in improving social mobility in the UK and to promote social mobility in England. It consists of 13 commissioners and is supported by a small secretariat.The commission board is chaired by Dame Martina Milburn and comprises: The functions of the commission include: Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said: Email [email protected] Alastair da Costa, Chair of Capital City College Group Farrah Storr, Editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Harvey Matthewson, Aviation Activity Officer at Aerobility and Volunteer Jessica Oghenegweke, Project co-ordinator at the Diana Award Jody Walker, Senior Vice President at TJX Europe (TK Maxx and Home Sense in the UK) Liz Williams, Group Director of Digital Society at BT Pippa Dunn, Founder of Broody, helping entrepreneurs and start ups Saeed Atcha, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Xplode magazine Sam Friedman, Associate Professor in Sociology at London School of Economics Sammy Wright, Vice Principal of Southmoor Academy, Sunderland Sandra Wallace, Joint Managing Director Europe at DLA Piper Steven Cooper, Chief Executive Officer C.Hoare & Co This report shows a ‘virtuous’ and a ‘vicious’ cycle of learning, whereby those with low or no qualifications are much less likely to access education and training after leaving school than those with high qualifications.last_img read more

Kelli O’Hara & More Featured in New Collegiate Chorale Season

first_imgAfter appearing in The Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow earlier this year, The King and I Tony winner Kelli O’Hara will return to her classical roots with former The Light in the Piazza co-star Victoria Clark in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, as well as a companion piece by Michael John LaChiusa.The concert presentation, conducted by Ted Sperling, is part of the new MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) season, which will highlight English operas, operettas and new works. Performances will run on April 28 and 29, 2016 at New York City Center.The season kicks off on October 15 and 16 with The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The comic opera premiered on Broadway in 1879. The cast will include soprano Deborah Voigt and Broadway alums Betsy Wolfe and Montego Glover. Sperling will conduct the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for the concerts at New York City Center.The season will also include a workshop presentation of Justine Chen and David Simpatico’s The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing on October 17, and two performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. View Commentslast_img read more

Trail Mix – September 2018

first_img Embed Audio PlayerSammy BrueDown With DesperationUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 2:29 3:34 Shy Of Shameless Chad Elliott And The Redemptions My Blue Ridge Mountain Home Tyler Grant & Robin Kessinger 4:46 3:01 Cold Night The Last Bison 5:09 3:27 2:24 3:02 4:18 Drink From The Bottle The Lark And The Loon Nerva And Dumbo Robert Walter’s 20th Congress Liza Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton 3:04 More Lovin’ Mandy Barnett 3:25 Salim Nourallah, a Dallas based singer/songwriter, has taken a bit of an unconventional approach as he prepares to share his latest release, Somewhere South of Sane, with the world.Nourallah has been introducing fans, new and old alike, to a song per day via various social platforms during the lead up to the September 28th release of the new double album. Trail Mix is excited to be involved, as the launch of our September mix marks the debut of Nourallah’s “Whiteheart.”Regarding the song, Nourallah offers that it embodies his approach to his new record.“It hangs in the air, as if it’s been suspended in outer space. I challenge you, sweet listener, to find the beat. Listen as closely as you wish. There isn’t one. This is the song in which I fully embrace and accept that Somewhere South of Sane has nothing at all to do with dropping or relying on beats. In fact, you can even call it my anti-beat record, if you’d like. I didn’t deliberately set out to make a drum-free record, though. It just turns out that the kind of songs I’d been writing over the past three years didn’t strike me as calling out for them.”Trail Mix is happy to be a part of this ambitious plan to bring listeners each and every song on Somewhere South of Sane. To keep up with the release of the rest of the album’s tracks, be sure to follow Salim Nourallah on Twitter.Lots of other good stuff awaits on this month’s Trail Mix. Check out brand new tunes from Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Sammy Brue, Mandy Barnett, Malcolm Holcombe,  The Cody Sisters Band, Nobody’s Girl, Brother Reverend, decker., Nate Smith, Chad Elliot & The Redemptions, Benjamin Jason Douglas, Thomas Cassell, Wes Charlton, Tyler Grant & Robin Kessinger, Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton, The Lark & The Loon, Eddie Heinzelman, and Bob Bradshaw.Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog this month,too. Chats with The Last Bison, Tyler Grant, and Wes Charlton are on deck.And did you like what you hear? If you did – even if it was just one track – get out there and buy some of this music. Grab a concert ticket or a tee shirt. Show these tremendous artists who make Trail Mix what it is each and every month a little love and support. They will certainly appreciate it. 5:12 4:30 Another Hand Brother Reverend 3:50 5:23 Track 5 Comeback Kid Wes Charlton 4:21 Riding Out The Storm Nobody’s Girl 4:54 Gloria Benjamin Jason Douglas 3:58 Fireside Thomas Cassell 2:59 2:29 Medicine Eddie Heinzelman Burnin Grass decker. Umbrella The Cody Sisters Band 3:43 Whiteheart Salim Nourallah Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Albuquerque Bob Bradshaw Down With Desperation Sammy Brue A Girl Named America Nate Smith last_img read more

Credit unions, entrepreneurs a ‘perfect fit’

first_imgWith their cooperative business structure, credit unions are perfectly positioned to help entrepreneurs—a population often overlooked by big banks—realize their business dreams.“There’s always that burning desire of U.S. citizens,” says Dana Sumner, co-founder of Development Finance Training and Consulting Inc. and an instructor at CUNA’s Business Lending Certification Institute. “They want to own their own business, and they feel much more confident taking that next step during positive economic times when the economy isn’t suffering like it has been the past couple of years.”As the economy recovered, there has been a greater demand from consumers seeking the financial means to start or expand their businesses. Sumner says there are new opportunities—and challenges—ahead for credit unions when it comes to business lending.Banks traditionally have felt more comfortable dealing with larger businesses, leaving a void for those entrepreneurs who need funding. Due to the cooperative model they operate under, credit unions are a “perfect fit” for lending to entrepreneurs. continue reading » 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The evolution of the ways to pay

first_imgDuring the recent CUES Webinar, “Preparing for the Ever-Evolving Digital Wallet,” Sundeep Kapur told attendees that the future of money will include electronic payments, encrypted payments, credit card company innovation, and mobile wallets.“As an industry, we have seen a lot of this innovation come to market already,” explained Kapur, consultant and founder of Digital Credence. “While some have been successes, others have failed. The digital wallet will continue to evolve as new currencies and faster payment methods are developed.”Here are four things to consider as payments move forward:1) Technology innovation – As CUs make technology decisions, they need to remember that people can now move money in seconds. In addition, faster payment networks and big data are leading to a more personalized digital banking experience. “We’re learning that businesses and consumers prefer mobile as a medium of transaction which can be leveraged,” he said. “Many of us have gone to a retailer who offers to send you a digital receipt. Do you offer this to your members when they make a transaction at a branch or an ATM?” continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more