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Atlanta hosts Utah on home skid

first_imgFebruary 4, 2021 /Sports News – Local Atlanta hosts Utah on home skid FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailATLANTA (AP)-Utah Jazz (16-5, first in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (10-11, sixth in the Eastern Conference)Atlanta; Thursday, 5:30 p.m. MSTLINE: Jazz -7.5; over/under is 224BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta hosts Utah looking to end its three-game home losing streak.The Hawks have gone 5-6 at home. Atlanta ranks second in the Eastern Conference in rebounding with 47.2 rebounds. Clint Capela leads the Hawks with 14.3 boards.The Jazz are 7-3 on the road. Utah is the worst team in the Western Conference shooting 39.8% from 3-point range.The two teams square off for the second time this season. The Jazz defeated the Hawks 116-92 in their last matchup on Jan. 15. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 26 points, and Cam Reddish paced Atlanta scoring 20 points.TOP PERFORMERS: Trae Young is shooting 42.3% and averaging 26.6 points. John Collins is averaging 19.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 55.3% over the last 10 games for Atlanta.Mitchell leads the Jazz averaging 23.3 points while adding 4.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. Rudy Gobert is shooting 67.7% and averaging 15.1 points over the last 10 games for Utah.LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 5-5, averaging 113.5 points, 45.3 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 7.1 steals and 6.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.1 points on 45.0% shooting.Jazz: 9-1, averaging 117.7 points, 48 rebounds, 25 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.7 points on 45.0% shooting.INJURIES: Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu: out (achilles), De’Andre Hunter: out (right knee), Kris Dunn: out (right ankle), Bogdan Bogdanovic: out (knee).Jazz: Elijah Hughes: out (ankle). Associated Presscenter_img Written bylast_img read more


first_img85, passed away at Select Specialty Hospital in Rochelle Park, NJ on July 11. John was born in Bayonne and was a lifelong resident. Husband of the late Joan C. (Higgins) Delaney. Father of John J. Delaney Jr. and his wife Grace, Thomas W. Delaney Sr. and his wife Sharon, Kathleen Tarbett and her husband Matthew, Robert Shane Delaney and Kevin D. Delaney. Grandfather of John J Delaney III and his wife Kristen, Matthew Tarbett II and his wife Megan, Kaitlyn Tarbett and her fiance Michael Collins and Thomas W. Delaney Jr. Great Grandfather of Matthew Tarbett III. Brother of the late Hannah Bilak, Helene Kimak, Mae Buzinkai, William Delaney and Frank Delaney. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img

Charles Bradley Posthumously Releases “Lucifer” From Final Recording Session [Listen]

first_imgIconic vocalist Charles Bradley was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016. He was briefly able to return the stage for a number of shows, but a little over a year after his diagnosis—on September 23, 2017—Bradley passed away at the age of 68, having relished every moment in the limelight that eluded him for most of his life.On Friday, a new posthumous Charles Bradley single, “Lucifer”, was unveiled via Innit Recordings. Recorded in late-2016 while Bradley was undergoing cancer treatment, the singer’s final recording session of his fruitful life took place at producer James Levy’s home studio in Queens. “Lucifer” is the second release from the session, following “Lonely As You Are“, which was co-produced by multi-instrumentalist Paul Defiglia with acoustic guitar and drums by The Avett Brothers’ Seth Avett and Mike Marsh.Listen to Charles Bradley’s new posthumous single “Lucifer:Charles Bradley – “Lucifer”[Audio: Innit Records]last_img read more

Alumna discusses prayer as response to abortion

first_imgSaint Mary’s Campus Ministry sponsored a lecture Wednesday by 1984 alumna Allison Sturm about how to be passionately pro-life and to have compassion for those who have experienced an abortion.Sturm began her talk in the student center with a prayer, in which she asked God to promote compassion toward those who have dealt with abortion.“I pray for all of the unborn children, for their mothers, for their fathers, and I pray for those who are wounded by abortion, that You will place someone in their path, Lord, that will bring them to Your love and mercy,” Sturm said.Sturm said a woman facing an abortion undergoes a lot of pain and most women choose abortion because they do not think they have any other choice. Even though an abortion might free the woman from immediate trauma, it often produces relentless guilt for choosing her own comfort over the life of her child, Sturm said.“Can we look beyond the obvious tragedy of abortion to see the pain [of] the individual, the mercy of God and His forgiveness of all sin?” she said.In order to respond to abortion, Catholics must first pray, Sturm said.“We ask God for an open heart, and we ask to be ready for opportunities where people might come to you because you want to lead them to restore their relationship with God,” Sturm said.Since it is difficult for someone to imagine being presented with the decision of whether or not to get an abortion, Sturm said she encourages people to suspend their speculation and judgment and instead embrace the individual.“If someone shares this pain with you, hold it in confidence as a precious gift,” she said. “Hold it like you would hold that child that has been lost.”Sturm said people should embrace those who are suffering with kindness.“We need to respect those whose lives are broken by this sin and who still struggle to find healing,” she said. “They may not be open to the truth that there is forgiveness because they are not able to look beyond the feeling of condemnation to heal. Many believe that they could not possibly be loved if anyone found out about this part of their life. So they continue to endure their suffering in silence, and their lives remain broken.”Catholics boldly proclaim that all life is sacred, Sturm said, but they must also vocally declare that no sin is beyond God’s mercy.“God uses us to bring His love and mercy to those in despair,” she said. “Could I or could you be that voice that offers the truth that there is no sin too big to be forgiven by God? Could my compassion, or yours, help propel someone who is holding onto guilt and shame to take a brave step towards healing?“If God has done this time after time for all of us, how could we not extend the same love and mercy towards others?”Tags: Abortion, Pro-life, theology on firelast_img read more

Tony Awards Committee Will Review Appeal to Reinstate Sound Design Tonys

first_imgThe Tony Awards Rules Committee will review the previously reported online petition calling for the reinstatement of the awards for Best Sound Design in a Play and Musical. The news follows the Administration Committee’s first meeting of the 2014-15 season, where eligibility rulings were determined for seven shows that have opened so far this season. It is not yet clear when exactly the rules committee will review the decision, though the administration committee did confirm that the two categories would not be reinstated for this season. The decision to eliminate the two sound categories was announced after the final Tony Awards Administration Committee meeting of the 2013-14 season, which took place less than a week following the annual ceremony. The petition was recently submitted to the committee to reconsider; it contained over 32,000 signatures, including those of Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hugh Jackman.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Tata Power Plans $5 Billion Investment in Renewable Energy

first_imgTata Power Plans $5 Billion Investment in Renewable Energy FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ET Energy World:Tata Power Co., one of India’s largest private power utilities, is planning to invest as much as $5 billion to ramp up its renewable capacity fourfold, according to its top executive.The 103-year-old power utility plans to increase its clean-energy capacity to 12,000 megawatts by 2028, Chief Executive Officer Praveer Sinha said. That would require an investment of as much as 40 million rupees ($594,000) a megawatt, he said. According to Bloomberg calculations, that works out to a total investment of as much as 360 billion rupees.“Renewables is our big space. This is something that we want to go big in,” Sinha, who took over as CEO on May 1, said in an interview in Mumbai. “The bulk of the increase will come from solar. It will be utility level large projects as well as residential and commercial rooftops.”The company has said previously it expects as much as half of its capacity to be based on non-fossil fuels by 2025 compared with about 30 percent now. The green push comes amid a global shift away from dirty fuels and a drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to more than double India’s renewable power capacity to 175 gigawatts. It will also help Tata Power, part of the country’s top conglomerate, reduce dependence on its coal-based plants, the biggest of which has long been a drag on its earnings.The utility expects to soon break even on its flagship 4,000-megawatt Mundra power plant, once described as an albatross around its neck as the high cost of imported fuel and capped tariffs pushed it into losses for years. In the quarter ended March, Tata Power posted better-than-expected profit on one-time gains due to a reversal of impairment charges on Mundra.He ruled out a stake sale in the Mundra power plant that was earlier being planned, but said negotiations were on with state governments—buyers of electricity from the plant—to allow surplus power to be sold at market rates.More: Tata Power Plans $5 Billion Push To Boost Renewable Energy Capacitylast_img read more

5 qualities for the banking talent of the future

first_imgIn 2017, McKinsey predicted that automation would be able to take over approximately 30% of the tasks performed at banks within the next two to three years. That forecast was spot-on.Automation technology has enabled banks to increase productivity, simplify work design and improve customer service, growing deposits and revenue without adding staff.So, with the future at our doorstep, may we suggest 5 qualities a savvy bank should be looking for in potential talent.Digital Fluency continue reading » A general comfort level with technology and the ability to quickly pick up on advancements are now essential characteristics of successful employees.With the introduction of codeless design configuration, banks can tap digitally fluent individuals within the organization to create, test and refine new automation capabilities and experiences.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Whitney Point senior signs NLI with virtual ceremony

first_imgThe ceremony was held on Zoom with a number of her family, friends and Whitney Point High School staff in attendance. Petrie said she was thankful to be able to celebrate the milestone, even though it wasn’t done in the traditional fashion. Petrie is the first female lacrosse player from Whitney Point to commit to play at the division one level. . Petrie will study occupational therapy at St. Francis. WHITNEY POINT (WBNG) — Whitney Point senior Victoria Petrie signed her national letter of intent to play lacrosse at St. Francis University in a ceremony held on Zoom. center_img “We all want to be at school celebrating in the library just like normal, but I appreciate all the time and effort everyone’s put into making this happen,” she says. “It’s obviously exciting, I mean, that wasn’t a goal I wasn’t like ‘oh my gosh I want to be the first one.’ But it’s just a bonus to all the accomplishments,” Petrie told 12 Sports.last_img read more

Southern Coast suburb claims top two spots on biggest sales list

first_img29 She-Oak Lane, Casuarina.CASUARINA topped the list of big sales on the Coast last week with two beachfront properties fetching more than $3.6 million combined.A five-bedroom home at 29 She-Oak Lane claimed the number one spot after selling for $1.955 million while a property at 39 Beech Lane followed closely behind after fetching $1.671 million.LJ Hooker Kingscliff agents Carol and Nick Witheriff marketed the She-Oak Lane property, which sold on June 26. 29 She-Oak Lane, Casuarina.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It was marketed for about five weeks before we ended up selling it,” Mr Witheriff said. “The home had a really tranquil feel about it.”Mr Witheriff said a Gold Coast woman bought it. The sellers were a young family with four children, which Mr Witheriff said proved the home was versatile and could suit various buyers.He said the buyer would move from her Broadbeach home to live in the property.“She wanted to find somewhere that offered her a change in lifestyle — somewhere that still had all the amenities and still has that small coastal town feel,” he said. 29 She-Oak Lane, Casuarina.The multi-level home sits on a 687sq m block and has five bedrooms, two-bathrooms, a pool and built-in playground.Further south, the home at 39 Beech Lane sold under the hammer last weekend.Ray White GC South Network agent Shaun Cardillo, who handled the sale, said there were two active bidders on Saturday.He said more than 30 people inspected the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home throughout its four-week auction campaign.“We had lots of people through the property, there was good interest all around,” Mr Cardillo said.He said its beachfront position and general location at Casuarina were its main drawcards.last_img read more

Spotted: Canada Receives Its Greenest Naval Ship

first_imgImage Courtesy: Davie Shipbuilding M/V Asterix, a former containership, has been retrofitted to a naval vessel at Davie Shipbuilding in Quebec. Commissioning of all the Asterix’s onboard systems and sea trials are underway and the ship will be heading to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in early December.The auxiliary oiler replenishment ship is the very first naval fleet auxiliary vessel to join Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.What is more, Asterix is said to be the largest naval vessel ever to be delivered from a Canadian shipyard. Equally suited for combat and humanitarian operations, the vessel is equipped with environmental features.‘’It’s the greenest naval ship ever built in Canada. It has a double hull and a deck specifically designed for spill prevention, along with the latest innovations such as Terragon’s MAGS system for the safe and green disposal of garbage,’’ Spencer Fraser, CEO of Federal Fleet Services, Davie’s sister shipbuilding company, commented.The Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is the world’s most compact, efficient and environmentally safe technology for the conversion of a variety of combustible materials into thermal energy for the ship’s use, as explained by Green Marine. The vessel is also ready to receive a ballast water treatment system once International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations come into force.The Green Marine environmental program offers a roadmap for shipowners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyard managers to voluntarily reduce their environmental footprint.“Our Canadian crew is ready to begin operations alongside the Royal Canadian Navy,” Fraser added.The vessel can accommodate 114 military personnel in addition to the 36 members of its civilian crew.last_img read more