May 17, 2021

Magic beat Jazz 96-89 to sweep 2 games in Mexico

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMEXICO CITY (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Terrence Ross came off the bench to add 10 of his 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 96-89 on Saturday and sweep their two-game homestand in Mexico City.Ross shot 8 of 9 from the field and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and a season-high 19 rebounds for the Magic (13-15), who beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Thursday.Orlando won despite 22 turnovers, 15 in the first half, and is in second place in the Southeast Division behind the Charlotte Hornets.Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Derrick Favors added 21 for the struggling Jazz (14-15), who lost for the third time in their last four games.The game was the NBA’s 28th played in Mexico. Only the United States and Canada have hosted more.Nine of the last 26 games in Mexico have been regular-season contests.The first-half was lackadaisical as both teams struggled. Orlando committed 11 turnovers in the first quarter but trailed only 35-33 at halftime because the Jazz shot 29 percent from the field.Fournier led all scorers after two quarters with 14 points, 10 of those through a first quarter that finished tied 14-14.In the third, the Jazz pull ahead 46-36 with a three-point play from Favors, but the Magic rallied and took a 51-50 lead with a 3-pointer from Aaron Gordon with 2:20 left to play in a period that finished 56-53 for the Jazz after a 3-pointer from Jae Crowder.Ross scored seven straight points in the fourth as the Magic surged ahead.TIP-INSJazz: The matchup was the third game Utah has played in the NBA’s Global Games during the regular season, previously playing the Phoenix Suns twice in Tokyo to open the 1990-91 season.Magic: The game was the third for Orlando playing in Mexico, following games against Charlotte in 2012 and the two this week. … Orlando has made at least one 3-pointer in 931 consecutive games, dating to March 17, 2007. It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the NBA. . Ross scored in double figures for the 22nd time this season.UP NEXTJazz: Will play at Houston on Monday.Magic: Will host San Antonio on Wednesday. December 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Magic beat Jazz 96-89 to sweep 2 games in Mexico Tags: Utah Jazz Associated Press Written bylast_img read more

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No. 6 Nevada romps past Utah State 72-49 to remain unbeaten

first_img Tags: Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Basketball Associated Press January 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local No. 6 Nevada romps past Utah State 72-49 to remain unbeaten FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRENO, Nev. (AP) — Jordan Caroline scored 15 points and No. 6 Nevada matched a school record with its 14th straight victory to begin the season, beating Utah State 72-49 on Wednesday night.Cody Martin and Tre’Shawn Thurman had 14 points apiece in the Mountain West Conference opener for the Wolf Pack (14-0, 1-0), one of four undefeated teams in the nation.Sam Merrill led Utah State with 16 points.Nevada held the Aggies (10-4, 0-1) to 26 percent from the floor. They entered averaging 81 points per game on 48 percent shooting.Nevada and Utah State compiled the two best records among Mountain West teams in non-conference play, but this one was no contest.Utah State held the sixth-biggest rebound differential in the country coming into the game, but the Aggies won only 44-43 on the boards. Utah State committed 20 turnovers that turned into 23 points for the Wolf Pack.Nevada had a 30-14 edge in the paint.After a 10-2 run pulled the Aggies to 29-25 with 1:45 left in the first half, Nevada answered with a 6-0 spurt for a 35-25 lead at the break.BIG PICTUREUtah State: After winning 10 of their first 13 games with a 16.5 point differential (best in the MWC), Utah State dropped its league opener in a hostile environment against one of the nation’s top teams.Nevada: Also won its first 14 games in 1951-52 as a member of the Far Western Conference.UP NEXTUtah State: Returns home to play Air Force on Saturday.Nevada: Faces one of its biggest conference tests Saturday at New Mexico. Written bylast_img read more

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Jazz upgrade roster with Conley trade instead of NBA draft

first_img Tags: Mike Conley/NBA Draft Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah took an alternate route to upgrade its roster rather than building through the NBA draft Thursday night.The Jazz sent the No. 23 pick to Memphis on Wednesday as part of a trade that will bring veteran point guard Mike Conley to Utah. Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen all went to Memphis along with a future Jazz first-round pick, as part of the trade which cannot be finalized until July 6.The Grizzlies selected forward Darius Bazely with the 23rd pick and dealt him to the Thunder in exchange for Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke, the No. 21 selection.Conley joining Donovan Mitchell represents a massive upgrade in Utah’s backcourt. Finding a point guard who could help lift some of the offensive burden off Mitchell’s shoulders was a top priority for Utah heading into the offseason. Conley fills this need.The veteran point guard posted a career high 21.1 points and 6.4 assists per game a year ago after missing all but 12 games during the 2016-17 season because of a heel injury. Overall, Conley appeared in 788 games over 12 seasons with Memphis, with career averages of 14.9 points and 5.7 assists.Barring a trade, this marks the second time in four seasons where the Jazz will not have a first-round selection joining the team in the fall as a rookie. Utah traded away No. 12 pick Taurean Prince to the Hawks in 2016 as part of a three-team deal to acquire then Pacers point guard George Hill.Utah was active in acquiring second-round picks, looking for players to develop and potentially fill out the roster going into next season.“All those guys, we’re really excited to have them,” Jazz GM Justin Zanik said. “They fit what we’re looking for as far as Jazz players now and going forward.”Utah traded a future second rounder to get the No. 50 pick from the Pacers and used it to select College of Charleston forward Jarrell Brantley. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 19.4 points and 8.4 rebounds during his senior season at Charleston and was the 2016 CAA Rookie of the Year.The Jazz retained the No. 53 pick and used it to select Hofstra point guard Justin Wright-Foreman. The 6-foot-2 guard earned CAA Player of the Year honors in 2018 and 2019. Wright-Foreman ranked second in the NCAA in scoring as a senior at 27.1 points per game.Utah also received the No. 58 pick from the Warriors and took Yale shooting guard Miye Oni. The 6-foot-6 guard was the Ivy League Player of the Year the past two seasons and ranked third in the league in scoring (17.1 points) and assists (3.6) as a senior.All three players can create with the ball in their hands, which piqued Utah’s interest in nabbing them in the second round.“There is a saying: ‘If you play in college and you’re good enough, the NBA will find you,’” Zanik said. “These guys were all known commodities. They’ve all had very successful careers. It wasn’t something where they just came on the radar.” June 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz upgrade roster with Conley trade instead of NBA draft Associated Presslast_img read more

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Royal Moroccan Navy picks Damen for its interceptor vessels

first_img Share this article Following the delivery of a water-making platform, a frigate and a tug, the Royal Moroccan Navy has now placed an order with Damen for five interceptor vessels.The Interceptor 1503 vessels will be mobilised to combat illegal activities such as terrorism and smuggling in Moroccan waters.According to Damen, the Interceptor 1503 can reach speeds of up to 60 knots, a speed attained by combining a propulsion system with three diesel engines with lightweight composite materials.The hull is constructed from fibre reinforced plastic in an epoxy resin matrix.The vessels are suited for tracking down and taking appropriate action on illegal activities, the Interceptors have additional space in the cockpit for search and rescue survivors.All five Interceptor 1503 vessels will be constructed at Damen’s composite vessel construction yard. The company said the first vessel will be delivered in June 2016, followed thereafter by one vessel every six weeks. Authorities View post tag: Damen Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Moroccan Navy picks Damen for its interceptor vessels center_img Royal Moroccan Navy picks Damen for its interceptor vessels December 15, 2015 View post tag: Royal Moroccan Navylast_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Warren Haynes For Extended Sit-In At Beacon Finale [Videos/Photos/Audio]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band wrapped up their 6-night 2018 residency at New York’s storied Beacon Theatre. For the final show of their yearly Big Apple run, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and company pulled out all the stops, delivering a memorable performance featuring an extended sit-in from another world-class guitarist quite familiar with the magic of The Beacon: Warren Haynes.Trucks and Haynes have spent countless nights together on this stage, from their many Beacon performances as members of the Allman Brothers Band to Haynes’ appearance during Tedeschi Trucks’ residency in 2016. Haynes’ Gov’t Mule has also developed a tradition of their own and the historic Upper West Side theatre, where they frequently celebrate New Year’s Eve.Following a top-notch set one, Tedeschi Trucks returned for their final set of the run with “Sitting Here In Limbo”, “Show Me”, “Let Me Get By”, “Going, Going, Gone”, and “Shame”. From there, Susan welcomed Haynes to the stage, where he’d remain for the rest of the show. To kick off his extended sit-in, Warren and Derek kicked into a duo rendition of Son House‘s “Preachin’ Blues” featuring Haynes on vocals. Next up was a rendition of Elmore James‘s “Done Somebody Wrong”, followed by a spirited run through Dr. John classic, “Walk On Guilded Splinters” with added NOLA flavor from Ricky Gordon on the washboard.TTB’s own Let Me Get By favorite “I Want More” followed, before segueing smoothly into an electrifying take on the Allman Brothers’ “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” to cap the set. The set-closing “Liz Reed” with Haynes marked the second time during this Beacon stretch that the band closed their second set with a rendition of the Allmans classic featuring a heavy-hitting guitarist from the extended Allman Brothers family (Jimmy Herring played that role on night one). It also marked the second night in a row that the band closed with an ABB favorite following Friday night’s “Whipping Post” set closer.Finally, for their encore, the band returned to the stage with Warren Haynes on the backup vocalist riser for an appropriate cover of The Beatles‘ “With A Little Help From My Friends”, sung in the style of Joe Cocker‘s iconic Woodstock performace.Next up for Tedeschi Trucks Band is a performance at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO on October 30th. For a full list of the band’s upcoming shows, head to their website.Below, you can watch videos of Haynes’ extended sit-in with Tedeschi Trucks Band at their 2018 Beacon residency finale and listen to full audio of the performance. You can also check out a beautiful gallery of photos from the performance courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein:Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes – “Preachin’ Blues” [Son House cover][Video: sgibson818]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Warren Haynes – “Done Somebody Wrong” [Elmore James cover][Video: sgibson818]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Warren Haynes, Don Was – “Walk On Gilded Splinters” [Dr. John cover][Video: sgibson818]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Warren Haynes – “I Want More”[Video: sgibson818]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Warren Haynes – “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” [Allman Brothers cover][Video: marc millman]Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Warren Haynes – “With A Little Help From My Friends”[Video: sgibson818]Tedeschi Trucks Band – 10/13/18 – Full Show Audio[Audio: Yossi Pollak]Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | The Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 10/13/18Set One: Are You Ready>Made Up Mind, Do I Look Worried, Part Of Me, Until You Remember, Don’t Miss Me, Coming Home, Don’t Drift Away, Misunderstood, Idle Wind>Drums>Idle WindSet Two: Sitting Here In Limbo, Show Me, Let Me Get By, Going, Going, Gone, Shame, Preachin’ Blues*, Done Somebody Wrong#, Walk On Guilded [email protected], I Want More#>In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed#Encore: With A Little Help From My Friends#*-Warren Haynes & Derek Trucks duo#-w/Warren Haynes on guitar (vocals on Encore)@-w/Warren Haynes on guitar and Ricky Gordon on washboardTedeschi Trucks Band ft. Warren Haynes | The Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 10/13/18 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Police encourage students to have fun, responsibly

first_imgLocal police and University officials addressed off-campus safety and proper ways to enjoy college nightlife at Tuesday’s Student Safety Summit in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library. Sgt. Tracy Skibins of the Notre Dame Security Police headed up the panel of law enforcement officers who offered safety tips to students and answered questions about what is acceptable in South Bend and how best to avoid trouble.  Included in the discussion were representatives from the Office of Campus Safety, the Notre Dame student body, the Indiana State Excise Police, various departments within the South Bend Police Department (SBPD) and Notre Dame Security Police Department (NDSP), the Mishawaka Police Department, the St. Joseph County Police Department and an attorney from the South Bend Special Victims Unit. NDSP’s assistant deputy chief of safety services Keri Kei Shibata said NDSP works to help students stay safe but students also should contact NDSP when problems arise. “NDSP tries to be a very service-oriented agency, but we rely on [students] to let us know when something does not seem right or when someone may be in trouble,” Shibata said. Ron Teachman, chief of the South Bend Police Department, said his officers don’t want to make arrests but rather, seek to ensure safety. “We take no pleasure in arresting students,” Teachman said. Bill Thompson from the St. Joseph County Police Department echoed this sentiment. “We want you to have the best four years in college,” Thompson said. In reference to the recent off-campus armed robbery, Teachman cautioned students to travel in groups as a preventative measure. Lt. Patrick Hechlinski, a crime prevention specialist at the South Bend Police Department, said students should not carry more money than they need when off campus. Additionally, carrying credit cards when going out is never a good idea. “Don’t carry a wallet or purse,” Hechlinski said.  “Carry the important things in your pocket.” Captain Scott Ruszkowski of the SBPD, who often deals with Notre Dame off-campus parties, said it is important to remember that most of the time a criminal’s intent is to take your belongings without physically harming you. “Usually, people are not looking to harm you; they only want what you have,” Ruszkowski said. Ruszkowski said he regularly encounters students who attempt to outrun law enforcement officers. He warned students that in those situations they will be caught and will face harsher consequences. “You can’t outrun the police radio,” he said. Sgt. Alvin Taylor of the Indiana State Excise Police reiterated the need for taking responsibility for mistakes. He said lying can only make things worse. “If the police show up, and if you’re in charge of the residence, step forward and say you’re in charge of the residence,” Taylor said.last_img read more

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What’s Open Under Phase Four

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) A small business owner places an open sign in his window. Photo: USAFJAMESTOWN – Western New York officially entered phase four of reopening today, giving the green light for several area businesses and organizations to get back to work.Included in the final phase of reopening is indoor religious gatherings of up to 33 percent occupancy and social gatherings of up to 50 people.Higher Education such as community and junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, medical schools and technical schools are also able to reopen.“Low-risk” outdoor arts and entertainment such zoos, gardens and historic sites, as well as indoor arts and entertainment, such as indoor museums, historical sites, and aquariums are also able to resume operations. However, some services like gyms, shopping malls, and movie theatres will not open under immediately under the phase.“This is great news for our region and Chautauqua County,” said PJ Wendel, Chautauqua County Executive. “This shows we have continued to do our part to limit the spread of the disease. I am hopeful that other industries that were not able to open would get the guidance to open safely and responsibly.”Before phase four businesses reopen, they are required to fill out a safety plan which is posted at forward.ny.gov. Documentation includes summary guidelines for employers and employees; detailed guidelines, which contain a business affirmation component; and a business safety plan template, which must be completed and posted at the premises.Businesses with questions about the guidance and reopening are asked to contact the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency at (716) 661-8900.last_img read more

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Weed Control

first_imgHome gardeners often call their University of Georgia Extension office to ask which herbicides can safely be used in the garden. For all practical purposes, no herbicides can totally replace the trusty garden hoe and mulch. There are a few products available for garden use, but under heavy weed pressure, they will not provide season-long control. Herbicides are normally formulated for use on a specific crop, and therefore, are not labeled for use where several different crops are grown together. Gardeners who are tired of using a hoe to control weeds may want to try mulching.A good mulch material applied to weed-free soil will help to control weeds and conserve moisture. Organic mulches include straw, grass clippings, wood chips, shavings, sawdust and spoiled hay. These mulches should be spread 3 to 4 inches deep around plants and between rows. Organic mulches usually cool the soil and can cause a delay in the plant’s maturity by a few days. Wait and apply organic mulching after the soil has warmed deeply, but before weeds become established.Manufactured materials that can be used as mulch include white and black plastics, aluminum foil, heavy craft paper and newspaper. These man-made materials usually cause the soil to warm up quicker and can speed up crop maturity by seven to 10 days.Organic mulches are usually less expensive than manufactured mulches, and at the end of the season they can be incorporated into the soil as organic matter. Manufactured mulches cost more and must typically be removed at the end of the gardening season. They are much more effective at controlling weeds and grass than organic mulches.For more on mulching vegetables, see the UGA Extension publication on the topic at extension.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more

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Ups and Downs of Van Life

first_img60 square feet is not a lot of space. This is true. A lot of people say to us “I don’t know how you do it,” and it gets me thinking. I remember standing up in a house and smelling Jessie’s freshly baked bread being pulled out of the oven. Though these things certainly are nice, they aren’t necessary. I always tell people who comment on the van “it’s bigger than a backpack and smaller than a house, what more do you need?” When it rains we close the doors, if the floor gets dusty we sweep it. We are quite comfortable._MG_7695 _MG_7557 _MG_5948We’ve learned to take shifts. Jess will get dressed first as I patiently wait and then take my turn, or vise versa. We’ve rigged a tarp set-up to expand our living space by more than twice as much. We’ll open the ceiling vent at night and crack the back doors. A nice cool breeze flows through the van, especially on these cool, dry Colorado nights. It seems every night is in competition with the night before. Any breach in logistics is simply a missed opportunity.IMG_7017 IMG_7006 IMG_6334 _MG_9788 _MG_9765 _MG_9738It’s funny how we have accepted different roles. We call it “being in the bitch seat,” when the van is moving. This means whoever is driving ultimately dictates the law. Get me water, grab me something to eat, etc.… This also applies to our camp set-up and take down. Jess usually positions herself on the floor of the van and hands things to me outside, I’m the runner, or person who does all the legwork. Don’t let her tell you differently. We divide and conquer quite well no matter where we go or where we are. In a camp situation we have our duties engrained. We have become efficient. I now know what Jess’ next move will be without even talking to her._MG_9663 _MG_8630 _MG_8505 _MG_8457 _MG_8163There are a few downsides to living in a van. We can’t stand up in our Econoline, so we hit our heads a lot. If you want to access something quickly, forget about it. Take a deep breath and get ready to move three things before actually reaching what you want. Patience. The side step into our van is our “mudroom” as a friend once called it. It’s always a mess. We pile shoes, water bottles, and the French press there. Every time we open the door, we pick those items up. Organization is a must. A pair of pants or shoes out of place makes the van look cluttered and messy. I hate that. We’ll organize before driving anywhere but always forget to secure at least six items, so as you can imagine, by the time we park, the van is a mess. Two people shouldn’t share a drawer. I’ll let your imagination answer why. It seems we are always out of water and are searching for places to get more. Showers are irregular. I consider a jump in the river a shower. Jess does not. A washboard dirt road will make me crazy. Everything, and I mean everything, escapes from its designated home in the van._MG_5997 _MG_7954 _MG_7773 _MG_7296I’ve learned that space isn’t necessary when two people can move in sync with one another. Our schedule is ever-changing and our ability to adapt to change has grown strong. We are aware of each other. Living in a small space is just as much about learning about yourself as it is learning about the person you share your life with. There are many moments of bliss and, of course, moments when life seems hard. We frequently acknowledge when it’s time to spend some time apart. With each day’s challenges, though, all we can do is keep on keeping on!Have any questions about vanlife? Ask away! We are more than willing to share our tips for living simply, our hard-learned lessons, and our favorite pieces of gear. Want to learn more about the van buildout itself? Check out our DIY tutorial and video!last_img read more

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Paraguay: Agents Seize More than 1,000 Kg of Marijuana

first_imgBy Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo October 08, 2020 On August 23, special agents of the Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD, in Spanish) intercepted a truck carrying 1,074 kilograms of marijuana hidden in wooden furniture.During Operation Karumbe, narcotics agents captured four people who were carrying almost 123 kg of cocaine hidden inside a truck’s false-bottom. (Photo: Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat)During Operation Maracaná, agents monitored a woman who had prepared the furniture, hidden the drug inside it, and hired a transport service to move it. The truck would take the cocaine from San Pedro department to the city of Encarnación, on the border with Argentina, the drug’s final destination.Authorities intercepted the vehicle in the city of Guayaibí, San Pedro. “So far, we have arrested two people: the vehicle’s driver and a woman who is allegedly responsible for the shipment,” SENAD said in a press release.On August 22, during Operation Karumbe, narcotics agents captured four people who were transporting almost 123 kg of cocaine hidden inside a truck’s false-bottom.“These people probably entered the country from Bolivia, carrying cocaine packages hidden inside compartments under the back seats,” SENAD said. Service members intercepted the vehicle on the road connecting the cities of La Patria and Mariscal Estigarribia, in the Paraguayan Chaco region.Authorities also stepped up the fight against microtrafficking — the sale of drugs on a smaller scale. On August 20, agents seized 800 doses of cocaine that were hidden in a rented apartment in the city of Villa Elisa, Central department.last_img read more

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