Jazz beat short-handed Clips 114-96 for 9th straight win

first_imgFebruary 18, 2021 /Sports News – Local Jazz beat short-handed Clips 114-96 for 9th straight win Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Utah Jazz rolled past the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 114-96 for their ninth consecutive victory.Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, and Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 20 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points as the Jazz improved to 24-5 with their 20th win in 21 games.After three tight quarters, Utah pulled away smartly in the fourth to win this matchup of Western Conference powerhouses. But it wasn’t a proper showdown with the Clippers missing injured superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.Lou Williams scored 16 points and Reggie Jackson had 15 as the Clippers’ four-game winning streak ended. Tags: NBA/Utah Jazz Written bylast_img read more

Timberwolves beat Jazz for 3rd time this season, 105-104

first_img Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves/NBA/Utah Jazz Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had a season-high seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the Utah Jazz 105-104.Minnesota, which started the day tied for the second-fewest wins in the NBA, handed the league-leading Jazz another loss. The Timberwolves (18-44) went 3-0 against Utah (44-17) this season.Mike Conley scored 26 points and Rudy Gobert added 18 points for Utah. The Jazz, playing their fifth straight game without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell, have lost three of five. April 26, 2021 /Sports News – Local Timberwolves beat Jazz for 3rd time this season, 105-104 Associated Presslast_img read more

Laptops Stolen From Office

first_img£3000 worth of computers were stolen from an office in South Bar, Banbury, on Monday night.Four Toshiba laptops, each costing around £800, were stolen from the premises. The burglars are thought to have entered via a rear window, which had been forced open.Police believe the raid may have been interrupted, as other computer equipment had been left behind.last_img

After 7 Inches of Snow and Another School Delay, Thaw Is on the Way…

first_imgSnow and ice covers the Ocean City Boardwalk after a winter storm departs on Monday, March 3.A layer of thick, slippery slush and snow covers the Route 52 causeway between Somers Point and Ocean City on Monday morning (March 3, 2014).A winter storm dumped 7 inches of  snow on Ocean City on Monday, and forecasters predicted a low temperature of only 10 degrees for Monday night.The Ocean City School District announced a two-hour delay to the start of the school day for Tuesday, March 4.Monday’s storm started as rain and a layer of ice sits under the snow on many streets and on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Warmer weather is expected to return slowly throughout the week with temperatures expected to exceed 50 degrees on the mainland and reach the high 40s in Ocean City by Saturday — when the U.S. “springs forward” with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time.Ocean City schools were closed on Monday, and Gov. Chris Christie has announced a state of emergency for all of New Jersey. All state offices were closed, but all city offices were open.Ocean City woke up to an inch or two of accumulation, and all roads, including the Route 52 causeway, remained slick as plows tried to keep up with the continuing snow.The Ocean City Free Public Library, Historical Museum, Aquatics and Fitness Center and Senior Center were closed.The wind on Monday morning was relatively light and streets were not flooded during a 9:32 a.m. high tide despite a new moon having passed on Saturday.Tuesday is expected to remain cold with a high of only 30 degrees. The temperature will climb above the freezing mark on Wednesday with a predicted high of 41.City workers shovel snow in front of City Hall in Ocean City on Monday morning.A windswept snow covers the Ocean City Boardwalk at 14th Street.The 14th Street Pier in Ocean City on Monday, March 3.last_img read more

Irinox is on a blast

first_imgIrinox has launched a new blast chiller the MF45.1. It has a yield per cycle of 45kg, and a temperature range from +90°C to +3°C for blast chilling and from +90°C to -18°C for blast freezing. Measuring 790mm (w) x 962mm (d) x 1595mm (h) it is suitable for all but the smallest of kitchens, said the firm. The list price is £13,384.last_img

Has Olympics relieved unemployment levels?

first_imgThe rate of UK unemployment between April and June has dropped by 0.2% to 2.56 million.The latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics for the quarterly period revealed the number of people without a job fell by 46,000. The employment rate for individuals aged 16- to 64 years old was up by 0.4% to 29.48 million – an increase of 201,000 people.Analysts have suggested that the boost in the number of employed people has been because of the Olympic Games, as London was marked as one of the top regions for hiring during the quarter. The capital accounted for 42,000 individuals in the drop in unemployment.Total pay, including bonuses, was also lifted by 1.6% compared to the previous year, and saw a 0.1% rise for the three months to May 2012. Regular pay, excluding bonuses, was up 1.8% on a year earlier, but remained flat for the same quarterly period to May.Those working part-time hit an all-time high between April and June to 1.42 million, an increase of 16,000 people, which is the highest level since records began in 1992. But the youth unemployment figure still remains over the one million mark.Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary, said: “The robustness of these figures is good news. The work we’re doing through the youth contract and through the work programme and through work experience should be supported by people like the trade unions and the Labour Party instead of being carped at by them, which is what they do the whole time.”last_img read more

Starbucks’ Seattle’s Best Coffee available in Asda

first_imgSeattle’s Best Coffee, part of Starbucks Coffee Company, is now available in select partner cafés in the UK including Asda.It is also conducting trials in partnership with KFC and Kiddicare to offer customers cafe quality drinks including 100% Latin American Arabica coffees and iced coffees.It plans to grow to more than 100 nationwide by the end of 2014.Starbucks EMEA foodservice director, Simon Hillier, said: “We chose to launch Seattle’s Best Coffee in the UK because we know Brits love their coffee and we want to bring over 40 years of coffee heritage and expertise to great retailers, who we have not yet had an opportunity to partner with.”Seattle’s Best Coffee offers a smooth, great tasting, everyday range of coffees and we look forward to bringing this brand and innovative self-serve solutions for coffee on–the-go to customers in the UK.”last_img read more

County considers options after dispatch reports phone issues

first_img[Editor’s Note: We’ve updated this story to indicate that the issue relates to dispatchers being unable to hear callers, not the other way around]FARMINGTON – County Commissioners learned Tuesday that phone issues that have plagued the Franklin Regional Communications Center have not abated, with county staff taking steps to consider alternative providers.CL Folsom, the county’s communications director, reported the problem to commissioners earlier this month. Callers have been trying to contact the dispatch center on its county phone line and cannot be heard by the dispatcher on the other end. Callers can hear the dispatcher, Folsom said. The issue seems to have gotten worse since December 2018.The issue is limited to the dispatch center’s business lines, and has not impacted 9-1-1 calls. The county uses GWI to provide phone service to its various departments, but the 9-1-1 system is separate, run on a statewide, closed system that is managed by Consolidated Communications.Still, Folsom said back on Jan. 2, the issue is a serious one. Some callers are not certain whether their issue constitutes an emergency, and therefore call the dispatch business line, 778-6140, rather than 9-1-1. In some cases, those business line calls represent true emergencies.The issue does appear to be countywide, other department heads have reported, but only noticeable in dispatch due to the volume of calls the communications center receives.Folsom and other county employees have been working with GWI to try and correct the issue, but the director reported Tuesday that the issue was still prevalent, perhaps even slightly worse over the past two weeks. In one case over the weekend, Folsom said, a caller had tried five times to contact dispatchers.County officials advised commissioners to put GWI on notice with a letter formally indicating that the current level of service wasn’t acceptable. Meanwhile, the county will seek a legal opinion on its contract with GWI. Research has indicated that Consolidated Communications could provide the same services at a reduced rate per month.Commissioners Clyde Barker of Strong and Chair Terry Brann of Wilton agreed that a letter should be drafted to GWI. County Clerk Julie Magoon will locate an attorney to review the contract.last_img read more

Nordic roundup: PensionDanmark, PKA, Oslo Pensjonsforsikring

first_imgDanish labour-market pension funds PensionDanmark and PKA are investing DKK200m (€26.8m) apiece in fund aimed at directing money into projects and businesses helping to increase food production in developing countries, the pension funds said.The newly established investment fund, called the Danish Agribusiness Fund (DAF), will back projects where Danish agricultural and food production companies are either co-investors or suppliers of technology and know-how, the pension funds said.The total capital commitment to the new fund is DKK700m with DKK211m coming from IFU, the Danish investment fund for developing countries, and DKK89m from the Danish government.In a second closing, the fund expects to raise a further DKK100m. Torben Möger Pedersen, chief executive of PensionDanmark, said: “As with the Danish Climate Investment Fund (Klimainvesteringsfonden), the Danish Agribusiness Fund is a good example of how public and private capital can work together to solve global societal challenges in a way that benefits Danish businesses and investors.”Two years ago, PensionDanmark and PKA invested in the Danish Climate Investment Fund, set up to invest in renewable energy projects in emerging economies.The DAF will be run by IFU, which has had experience of around 1,200 investments in more than 100 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe.The new fund will invest equity capital in projects in these regions.PKA said the fund would be run on commercial terms and ensure its investors a competitive return.In other Nordic news, Oslo Pensjonsforsikring (OPF) said it was buying Herøya Industripark, a large industrial facility on the southern Norwegian coast.Although the NOK78bn (€8bn) Norwegian local public sector pension fund did not say how much it paid for the asset, it said the seller – aluminium and hydroelectric power company Norsk Hydro – was expected to make a book gain of approximately NOK350m from the deal.Norsk Hydro is selling the industrial park because, over the years, it has shed many of the business sectors it used to be in and now has no production facilities left at Herøya, once its biggest production site.There are now approximately 80 companies operating at the site, with 2,500 staff.Kjetil Houg, investment director at OPF, said: “Herøya Industripark is a good addition to our portfolio and we look forward to taking part in the ownership and development of one of the core areas for the onshore processing industry in Norway.”Norsk Hydro said it had been in talks with several bidders for the industrial park since June last year.The park will be operated and developed by a property management to be created using the 16 Norsk Hydro staff directly affected by the sale.This new company will then work with OPF, as well as other owners who have experience managing and developing industrial and business parks in Norway, OPF said.Norwegian real estate company FG Eiendom will also have a central role as a partner of the property management company, it said.last_img read more

Reds ambush soldiers in Negros; 4 wounded

first_imgAfter the blast, they engaged aboutfive communist terrorist rebels in a 10-minute firefight after which the latterwithdrew towards Barangay Banog-banog, Isabela. In Guihulngan, barangays Luz andLinantuyan have already declared the Communist Party of the Philippines-NewPeople’s Army (CPP-NPA) as persona non-grata. Lieutenant Colonel Egberto Dacoscos,commanding officer of 62nd Infantry Battalion, said the attack was a desperateattempt of the NPA’s Leonardo Panaligan Command to get the support of themasses. A report from the Philippine Armyidentified one of the injured as 2nd Lieutenant Niel Christian Cureg, who ledthe troops of the 94th Infantry Battalion (94IB). They were onboard a militarytruck along the road in Barangay Luz, Guihulngan when the rebels set off animprovised explosive device (IED). Cureg and his three men, SergeantsRonald Sabay and Gelmart Alegroso and Private 1st class Joven Ticzon are now instable condition after they were brought to a nearby hospital. “Their continuous use of IEDs clearlyviolates the Ottawa Treaty and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for HumanRights and International Humanitarian Law,” he added. During the clearing operation inBarangay Luz, government troops recovered 23 rounds of 7.62mm ball attached toM60mm link, 67 rounds of empty 5.56mm ball, 150 meters of electric wire, sixdry-cell batteries, three Molotov cocktails, and a backpack. BACOLOD City – Four soldiers werewounded in an ambush staged by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA)in the hinterland boundaries of Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental and Isabelatown in Negros Occidental. The ambush came four days after twomembers of the NPA hit squad were killed in a clash with 62IB troops BarangayBinobohan, Guihulngan. (With a PNA/PN)last_img read more