Ingram scores 49, Pelicans end Jazz’s 10-game winning streak

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBrandon Ingram scored a career-high 49 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans stopped the Utah Jazz’s 10-game win streak with a 138-132 victory.Utah led 132-127 on Bojan Bogdanovic’s 3 with 2:28 to go in overtime, but went scoreless the rest of the way.The Pelicans scored 11 straight on layups by Derrick Favors and E’Twaun Moore and seven free throws.Utah star Donovan Mitchell tied his career high with 46 points before missing several shots in the final minutes of overtime. Tags: Brandon Ingram/NBA/New Orleans Pelicans/Utah Jazz Written by January 16, 2020 /Sports News – Local Ingram scores 49, Pelicans end Jazz’s 10-game winning streak Associated Presslast_img

USA: Boeing Wins Contract for F/A-18 Aircraft

first_img USA: Boeing Wins Contract for F/A-18 Aircraft View post tag: Naval Share this article November 8, 2011 View post tag: F/A-18 View post tag: Boeing View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: News by topic View post tag: For View post tag: contract View post tag: wins View post tag: Navy Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Boeing Wins Contract for F/A-18 Aircraft Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $7,887,154 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-09-D-0010) to exercise an option for in-service support for F/A-18 aircraft of the governments of Switzerland, Finland, Canada, Kuwait, Malaysia, Australia, and Spain. Services to be provided include program management, logistics, engineering support, incidental materials, and technical data.Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in December 2012.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract combines purchases for the governments of Switzerland ($2,423,940; 30.7 percent); Finland ($1,804,000; 22.9 percent); Canada ($925,000; 11.7 percent); Kuwait ($919,250; 11.7 percent); Malaysia ($919,250; 11.7 percent); Australia ($490,800; 6.2 percent); and Spain ($404,914; 5.1 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: defense, November 08, 2011;last_img read more

Press release: UK to save 50,000 people from threat of landmines worldwide

first_img Email [email protected] The £100 million also includes: Telephone 020 7023 0600 £60.4 million for demining programmes in financial years 2018/19 and 2019/20 in Angola, Burma, Cambodia, Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. Helped eradicate landmines from Mozambique – a Commonwealth country – by clearing every deadly explosive device from roads, bridges, schools and villages, making the country completely mine-free. Matched pound for pound £214,000 of public donations to the Mine Advisory Group’s (MAG’s) ‘Walk Without Fear’ appeal – through UK Aid Match – to double the impact and help return land to almost 8,000 people in Angola, 20 years after Princess Diana walked through a landmine littered field to raise awareness of the devastating impact they have on innocent lives. £12.6 million in 2017/18 as an extension to the pre-existing contract of the Global Mine Action Programme, which is delivered by the Halo Trust, MAG and Norwegian People’s Aid in Burma, Cambodia, South Sudan, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Laos, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.‎ In an event last year with HRH Prince Harry, the Department for International Development (DFID) made a £100 million commitment to make 150 square kilometres of land safe again over a three year period. Today’s announcement of £3 million of UK aid to South Sudan, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Burma and Cambodia for a three month period is a new allocation from this existing support which will be delivered by the Halo Trust, MAG and Norwegian People’s Aid. Notes to Editors General media queries (24 hours) The UK will help to save an extra 50,000 vulnerable people from the threat of landmines worldwide, as more children than ever die as a result of these “cruel, indiscriminate killers”, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today.To mark International Mine Awareness Day, Ms Mordaunt warned that in far too many countries children live in fear and risk their lives every day to go to school or play with friends because years of devastating wars have left land littered with lethal, hidden mines.According to the latest figures, 2016 saw more child casualties than ever before and the highest number of total fatalities on record for more than 15 years. More than 8,600 people were injured and more than 2,000 people were killed during the year by landmines and other explosive devices left behind by conflict.From today, UK aid will help save the lives of 50,000 more people in South Sudan, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Burma and Cambodia by clearing mines from over five million square metres of land – the equivalent of over 19,000 tennis courts – and through educating vulnerable people about the dangers of landmines, keeping entire communities safe from maiming or death.International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:center_img Supported The HALO Trust to hand back Afghanistan’s most deadly province for landmines to its governor, after making 39 million of square metres of land safe once again. £20 million for Afghanistan in financial years 2018/19 and 2019/20 delivered by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).‎ £4 million for mine action in Sudan for 2018/19 and 2019/20 which will be delivered by UNMAS to clear 500,000 square metres of land in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States, open 1,000 km of priority routes for humanitarian aid delivery and provide education to 200,000 vulnerable people about the dangers of landmines. In addition to today’s announcement, UK aid has: Cleared mines from 140 million square metres of contaminated land across the world, including in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible. According to the latest statistics from the Monitor which provides research and monitoring for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), in 2016 8,605 mine casualties were recorded, of which at least 2,089 people were killed. Following a sharp increase in 2015, the casualty total in 2016 marked the highest number of annual recorded casualties in Monitor data since 1999 (9,228) and the most child casualties ever recorded (4,152). In addition to this, through UK Aid Match, the UK Government matched pound for pound public donations to MAG’s demining appeal. DFID will be continuing its programming in Asia and Africa including Afghanistan, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Somalia and South Sudan. It is unforgiveable that more innocent children than ever are being maimed or killed by landmines which have been left behind by decades of devastating wars. One wrong step on the way to school or during a game with friends can cost a life or cause a lifetime of pain and suffering. Today we are extending UK aid support to help save an extra 50,000 people in future years by educating them about the dangers of mines and also by decontaminating land littered with the devices. This will allow the poorest people to grow crops and their children to walk to school in areas which were once off limits. Landmines are deadly devices, that have no place in today’s world. No one should be forced to live in fear of losing a limb, their life or a child to these cruel, indiscriminate killers.last_img read more

Watch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Jam With Natalie Cressman & Jennifer Hartswick At AURA

first_imgLast weekend, jam favorites descended on the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL for the one and only AURA Music Festival. One of the highlights of the fest was certainly the performance from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, who absolutely rocked the festival last Saturday, March 5th.One highlight of their set was a killer performance of the song “F.U.,” featured on their 2014 release Psychology. With a new album due out on April 1st, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong continue to impress with their funky rock jams. This performance of “F.U.” featured the ever-talented Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman on the horns, only adding to the funky magic.Watch the clip below, courtesy of Dave D.:last_img

Watch A 17-Year-Old Biggie Smalls Spit Fire On A Brooklyn Street Corner [Video]

first_imgWhile The Notorious B.I.G. famously died at age 24 in a drive-by shooting amid highly publicized coastal tensions, he managed to make an indelible impact on hip-hop in his short time on Earth. Today, people widely acknowledge Biggie Smalls as one of the greatest rappers, if not the greatest rapper in history. But he knew he was bound for greatness before most people even knew his name…No artist embodied the mean streets of Brooklyn in the 90’s more than Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G. Born and bred in Bed-Stuy, Wallace started selling crack at the age of 12. He was quickly seduced by the money and the image the dubious endeavor afforded him, and his operation grew in size and scale until it eventually landed him a 9-month stint in prison in 1990 on drug and weapons charges.Related: ‘The Notorious J.B.’s – The B.I.G. Payback’: The James Brown/Biggie Smalls Mashup Album We’ve Been Missing [Listen]During that time, The Notorious B.I.G. was all about his business—rapping was just a way to kill time, talk shit, and gain respect. His lyrical prowess was nevertheless undeniable even at a young age, imbued with the gangster bravado and smoothly unintimidated flow of his street upbringing.The most notable relic of the Notorious B.I.G.’s teenage years—when he was beginning to earn a local reputation as a skilled battle rapper—is a grainy video of him freestyling on a Bedford-Stuyvesant corner that has circulated for years. In the clip, shot in 1989, Biggie lays down bar after bar of at-once hilarious and ferocious rhymes, shifting through cadences and sending the gathered crowd into fits of hysteria. But while the crowd goes crazy for Biggie, he stays cool, collected, and commanding—so much so that he almost seems disinterested. He can already tell he’s above anything people can hear on the sidewalk, and he knows he hasn’t even really started trying yet. Watch the clip below:The Notorious B.I.G. – Street Corner Freestyle 1989[Video: crakkerjed]The famous freestyle clip was recreated and dramatized as a pivotal plot point in the 2009 Biggie biopic, Notorious. In addition to a cameo by rapper Birdman as the reigning champion that the young B.I.G. takes on, the clip pays homage to the video, recreating everything from Big’s bars to the bodega in the background to Biggie’s blue and white patterned shirt. Watch the dramatized recreation of teenage Biggie’s notorious corner freestyle below:Corner Freestyle [Dramatized] – Notorious [2009]…and as a birthday bonus, watch a rare freestyle session with The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur here.[Originally published 5/21/17]last_img read more

Using galaxies as yardsticks

first_imgDaniel Eisenstein is investigating the universe, using galaxies as his ruler, seeking to understand the cosmos’s large-scale structure and confirm theories about the dark energy that drives its expansion.Eisenstein is a professor of astronomy in the Harvard Astronomy Department and at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He also heads a major study of the heavens, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which is building the most detailed map of the universe ever made.Eisenstein has devised a new method to determine galaxies’ positions in order to understand more about the universe and to test theories about how it operates. So far, he said, the galactic positions have confirmed findings from the 1990s that we live in a universe that is not only expanding but accelerating, fueled by the invisible force of dark energy.“One of the ways of studying dark energy is by making extremely precise measurements of cosmological distance,” Eisenstein said.His work has its roots in the universe’s earliest beginnings, just after the big bang flung matter outward in an enormous explosion. During the first 400,000 years, sound waves propagated through what was basically a dense, hot cloud of hydrogen atoms and scattered photons of light. These sound waves disturbed matter’s even distribution that resulted from the big bang. This perturbation allowed gravity to exert influence by making small clumps of matter into bigger clumps, and large clumps into nebulae — gas clouds that are stellar nurseries — which created stars themselves, solar systems, and the galaxies.A key characteristic of that clumping, Eisenstein said, is that galaxies tend to be clustered at specific distances, with pairs of galaxies most likely to be separated by 500 million light years.Eisenstein has used the method derived from that knowledge, called baryon acoustic oscillation, to interpret digital sky images, in which it would be otherwise difficult to tell nearby small galaxies from large distant ones.“We’re using this characteristic scale of clustering imprinted on the early universe … to infer the distances to sets of galaxies,” Eisenstein said.The work, Eisenstein said, builds on the research of several notable astrophysicists, including several at Harvard, such as CfA senior scientist Margaret Geller, the late John Huchra, Doyle Professor of Cosmology, who died in 2010, and Robert Kirshner, Clowes Professor of Science.Much of Eisenstein’s work is done through the Sloan Survey, an enormous collaboration of 600 researchers from 51 institutions that was begun in 1990. Eisenstein, director of the project’s third phase, which runs until 2014, said the survey’s aim is to make the largest, most detailed three-dimensional map of the universe. To do that, researchers are using a dedicated telescope at New Mexico’s Apache Point Observatory to take the most detailed digital pictures ever, on the order of a half-trillion pixels each.Eisenstein received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton in 1992 and a doctorate in astronomy from Harvard in 1996 under the guidance of Abraham Loeb, Astronomy Department chair and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation at Harvard.Loeb was effusive in his praise for Eisenstein, saying that he has a rare combination of proficiency in both theoretical and experimental astrophysics.“Daniel Eisenstein was my first graduate student, and so when he graduated, people were not sure whether to take seriously the superlatives I used to describe his promise,” Loeb said. “A few years later, it became clear to everyone that Daniel has remarkable mathematical skills and physical insights. Although trained as a theorist, he pioneered the use of a new yardstick in observational cosmology. … Daniel is the best current example of a young Enrico Fermi, who promoted state-of-the-art experiments while exhibiting better theoretical understanding than most theorists of his generation.”Eisenstein joined the faculty at the University of Arizona and became assistant, associate, and full professor of astronomy there before returning to Harvard in 2010.Eisenstein became interested in astronomy while an undergraduate at Princeton. His first introduction to the subject came in a course during his sophomore year. He wrote his senior thesis on cosmology, the large-scale structure of the universe. He received his undergraduate degree in physics and, when he came to Harvard, was still undecided between condensed-matter physics and astrophysics.Once you get your head around the remoteness and abstractions at play in astrophysics, the principles applied come from classical physics, Eisenstein said, lending themselves to intuitive insight. In addition, Eisenstein said, he enjoys the blend of disciplines and tools astrophysicists use today — physics, statistics, and computing — not to mention the occasional look through a telescope.“There are very remote, abstract things, but the principles behind them are largely classical physics,” Eisenstein said. “It’s a fantastic blend.”last_img read more

Fiddler on the Roof Revival Sets Broadway Start Date has confirmed that the previously reported Great White Way revival of Fiddler on the Roof will begin performances on November 17, 2015. The new production will be directed by Bartlett Sher and featured choreography by Hofesh Shecter, based on the work of original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins. While no theater or casting has been announced, there is speculation that five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein may play the role of Tevye.Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in Anatevka, a village in Tsarist Russia during the eve of the revolution. Tevye is a poor milkman who cares for his five daughters. While he and the rest of the elders in the village are deeply routed in tradition, his daughters’ forward thinking clashes with Tevye’s principles and causes a rift in the family. The score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick features the songs “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.Fiddler first opened on Broadway in 1964, winning nine Tonys. The most recent Great White revival opened in 2004 and starred Alfred Molina and later in the run, Harvey Fierstein. Star Files View Comments Fiddler on the Roof Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 Danny Bursteinlast_img read more

APS plans free solar installations for low-income customers

first_imgAPS plans free solar installations for low-income customers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Solar Builder Magazine:Arizona utility APS has launched a new program, APS Solar Communities, to make renewable energy more accessible. Designed specifically for limited- and moderate-income customers, APS Solar Communities approved participants agree to have a rooftop solar system installed at no cost. Customers then begin receiving a monthly $30 bill credit from APS while contributing to the company’s 50 percent clean-energy portfolio. APS serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of clean, safe and reliable electricity.APS is collaborating with Arizona-based solar installers Arizona Solar Concepts, Discover Energy Solutions, Harmon Solar, Sunny Energy and Southface Solar on this program to put rooftop solar systems on qualifying customers’ residences. The systems will be maintained by APS – an approach modeled on the APS Solar Partner program and designed during the company’s 2016 rate review process. Participating single-family residential customers will receive $360 per year in monthly bill credits for 20 years, saving $7,200 per household during the life of the program. “Our customers, community and economy, deserve innovative energy programs, and that’s exactly what Solar Communities delivers,” said Marc Romito, APS Director of Customer Technology. “With an investment of $10 million to $15 million per year for the next three years, we look forward to seeing some of our customers, who otherwise wouldn’t have access to solar, receive the benefits of renewable energy.”The Solar Communities program will install solar systems on single-family houses with west- and southwest-facing roofs, which offer the greatest potential to generate energy during the late-afternoon and early-evening hours between 3 and 8 p.m. when customers use the most electricity.“The solar panels installed under this program will be facing southwest and west to produce energy when customers need it most,” said Kent Walter, APS Manager of Customer Technology. “This program also will help us conduct research on integrating more renewable energy without compromising reliability. Solar Communities creates an option for more customers to go solar, while generating new projects for our local installation partners bringing positives on many levels.”More: Arizona utility launches program to install solar on customer houses at no costlast_img read more

The new power couple

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Terry DooleyThe mobile phone has evolved from primarily a voice medium into a rich channel for data exchange and consumer interaction. The convergence of mobile communications with self-service (via the marriage of mobile technology and ATMs) will further leverage that bandwidth.Indeed, mobile devices are becoming ATM-access tools, able to offer many of the display and keyboard functions currently available on the ATM.A recent article takes a look at six key mobile/ATM tie-ins. I’ve highlighted four of them below.Anti-skimming app — Allowing users to initiate ATM transactions via a mobile device removes the risk of card skimming.Time saving app — Using QR codes; there’s a patent for technology that enables consumers to withdraw cash from an ATM via their smartphone. This process is predicted to cut ATM session times in half. continue reading »last_img read more

NAFCU witness: Regulation has gone ‘way too far’

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr On Thursday, Dixies Federal Credit Union President and CEO Scott Eagerton testified on behalf of NAFCU before a House Small Business Subcommittee hearing on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on small businesses and financial institutions. He argued the regulation “pendulum” had “swung way too far” and that it is hampering credit union member service.Eagerton, whose credit union is headquartered in Darlington, S.C., testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, which is chaired by Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C.In response to a question from Rep. David Brat, R-Va., Eagerton said, “I really feel like we’re getting away from helping people … and that needs to change.” Brat likened Eagerton and a witness representing community banks to “data points” and argued that their experience proves the detrimental effect of overregulation.Eagerton also agreed with subcommittee Chairman Tom Rice, R-S.C., that the result of his staff spending more time and resources on regulatory compliance is that they have less to offer in the way of products and services, which he agreed is something that disproportionately impacts middle-class and minority borrowers. continue reading »last_img read more