Thunder’s Russell Westbrook extends triple-double record to 11 games

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) — Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook extended his NBA record of consecutive triple-doubles to 11 games Thursday.The 30-year-old point guard finished the night with 44 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, but it wasn’t enough to help his team fend off the New Orleans Pelicans, who won 131-122.Earlier this week, Westbrook broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of nine consecutive triple-doubles, set back in 1968.So far this season, Westbrook leads the NBA with 24 triple-doubles.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by February 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Thunder’s Russell Westbrook extends triple-double record to 11 gamescenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts San Diego State Saturday

first_img Tags: San Diego State basketball/Utah State basketball January 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts San Diego State Saturday Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Saturday, Utah State men’s basketball (13-3, 2-1 in Mountain West play) hosts No. 13 (The Associated Press poll)/No. 14 (Coaches poll) San Diego State (14-0, 3-0 in Mountain West play) as the Aggies seek to shake off the ill effects of a 70-53 loss to UNLV Wednesday.Under head coach Craig Smith (41-10, .804 at Utah State; 120-65, .649 as a collegiate head coach), the Aggies are 8-0 following a loss. Utah State has never lost back-to-back games in the Smith era, which is in its second season.The Aggies are 22-1 (.956) at home under Smith  but are 17-101 (.144) all-time against Top 25 opponents.Utah State scores 80 points per game, ranking the Aggies 35th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Sam Merrill (17.1 points, 5.1 rebounds per game) continues as Utah State’s leading scorer on the season.The Aggies’ overall statistical leader is sophomore forward Justin Bean (14.2 points, a team-best 11.4 rebounds per game, also a team-best 20 blocked shots).Sophomore forward Neemias Queta is a game-time decision for the Aggies, incidentally, as Smith confirmed Friday.Junior forward Alphonso Anderson (11.5 points) and sophomore guard Brock Miller (10.2 points) also score in double figures on average for the Aggies in Queta’s absence.Senior guard, Portuguese national Diogo Brito, leads Utah State in steals (29) and junior guard Abel Porter is the teams’ assists leader (62).With their 683 rebounds, the Aggies continue to lead the nation in that category while surrendering 62.4 points per game. This ranks Utah State 50th nationally in scoring defense.The Aztecs are coached by Brian Dutcher (57-24, .704) who is having his best season at the helm presently, his third overall at San Diego State.San Diego State scores 75.6 points per game which ranks them 103rd nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard Malachi Flynn leads the Aztecs in scoring (15.5 points per game), assists (72) and steals (21).Junior forward Matt Mitchell (11.1 points, 4.4 rebounds per game), senior forward, New Zealander Yanni Wetzell (10.7 points, a team-best 6.2 rebounds per game) and junior guard Jordan Schakel (10.1 points per game) all score in double figures on-average for San Diego State.Sophomore forward, Ghanaian national Nathan Mensah leads the squad with 22 blocked shots on the season.The Aztecs’ scoring defense is stingy as they are seventh nationally by surrendering a paltry 56 points per game.They are third nationally in scoring margin as they outscore opponents by 19.6 points per game.The Aztecs lead the all-time series 11-5 with the Aggies having won the last two games in the series. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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BYU beats Pepperdine in OT to reach WCC final vs No. 1 Zags

first_img Written by March 9, 2021 /Sports News – Local BYU beats Pepperdine in OT to reach WCC final vs No. 1 Zags Associated Press Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/WCC Tournament FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Alex Barcello scored 23 points and Matt Haarms hit the go-ahead foul shots with 2:01 left in overtime, sending BYU to an 82-77 win over Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference Tournament semifinals.The Cougars advance to play No. 1 Gonzaga for the championship Tuesday night.Colbey Ross made a tying jumper for Pepperdine as time expired in regulation.Haarms scored 18 points for BYU, and Brandon Averette added 16.Kessler Edwards had 20 points for the Waves.last_img

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Eni boosts Agogo field reserves estimate to 1 billion barrels

first_imgEni said that the acquired data indicates a production capacity of more than 15,000 barrels of oil per day Eni has upgraded its resource estimate for the Agogo field offshore Angola to one billion barrels of oil. (Credit: Pixabay/gloriaurban4) Italy-based oil and gas company Eni has upgraded its resource estimate for the Agogo field offshore Angola to one billion barrels of oil.The company stated that it has increased the estimate of oil in place by nearly 40% after the successful drilling of Agogo-3, the second appraisal well of Agogo discovery in Block 15/06.Eni said that the acquired data indicates a production capacity of more than 15,000 barrels of oil per day.It further stated that there could be a further upside to be tested in the northern sector of the field.The Agogo-3 well encountered up to 120m of light oil net pay in sandstone of Miocene and Oligocene age. A data acquisition in the well confirmed communication with Agogo-2 reservoirs and the additional extension of the Agogo discovery to the North.The well was drilled by the Libongos drillship, 1.5km north-west of the Agogo-2 well and 4.5km north-west of Agogo-1 well.Production from the Agogo field started in January 2020The field started production in January 2020 with a subsea tie-back to the N’Goma FPSO of Agogo 1 well. This comes nine months after the company discovered it.Eni operates Block 15/06 with a 36.84% stake, alongside state-owned Sonangol (36.84%) and SSI Fifteen (26.32%).Eni and its partners are working on studies to exploit the full potential of the Agogo field via a third production hub, targeting a final investment decision in 2021.Currently, the Italian oil and gas company accounts for an equity-equivalent production of about 140,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.Eni also operates block Cabinda Norte, situated onshore Angola.last_img read more

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“READERS FORUM” DECEMBER 5, 2018

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Are you pleased with the overall progress of Evansville since Mayor Winnecke took office?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.last_img read more

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Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades issues statement about George Floyd death

first_img Google+ Facebook Pinterest Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades issues statement about George Floyd death IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest (Photo supplied/Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese) Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades issued the following statement about the death of George Floyd and the violent protests that have followed:“I share the following sentiments of my brother U.S. Bishops: “We are broken-hearted, sickened, and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being killed before our very eyes.” The tragic and senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, like that of Ahmaud Arbery this past February in Georgia, reminds us that the vile evil of racism still persists in our nation.Racism is a pervasive social evil that we must be committed to fighting and eradicating wherever we find it, in ourselves and in society. It is antithetical to our Christian faith which proclaims the dignity of every human person created in the image and likeness of God.In many cities across our nation, including in Fort Wayne and South Bend, people have gathered to rightly protest the killing of George Floyd and the injustices suffered by African-Americans in our country. Sadly, violence has broken out at protests in many places. Rioting and looting only cause further injustice. Violence solves nothing and causes further harm.Substantive changes are needed in our society to eradicate racism and racial injustice, beginning with a commitment to respect for the life and God-given dignity of every human person. Let us pray that God will heal our society and help our nation to put an end to the destructive evil of racism and an end to violence in our communities.I am asking our priests to offer the special ‘Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice’ on a day this week. Let us pray for the eternal repose of the soul of George Floyd, for his family, for all victims of racial injustice, and for the many good men and women in law enforcement who serve with honor and who respect the human dignity of all whom they serve.”Most Reverend Kevin C. RhoadesBishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend Facebook By 95.3 MNC – June 1, 2020 1 593 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Google+ Previous articleMan arrested after U.P. Mall ax incident booked on weapons chargeNext articleHolcomb: National Guard troops remain ready to help local police 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

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Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule, ‘Dark Side Of The Mule’ Announce Red Rocks Super Show

first_imgToday, Warren Haynes announced a huge return to the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 14th, with a new pairing of a three-set super show. Warren Haynes will open the show with a solo set followed by a set from Gov’t Mule; the night culminates with the only “Dark Side of The Mule” performance west of the Mississippi. “Dark Side of The Mule” is an audio and visual spectacular which will see Gov’t Mule performing some of Pink Floyd‘s most iconic and beloved songs—a perfect pairing for the stunning setting of Red Rocks.Pre-sale begins Wednesday, May 30th 10 a.m. MT with VIP packages also available, which include a photo opportunity with Gov’t Mule, a pre-show backstage tour of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, access to sound check, a limited-edition poster, and more. General on-sale begins Friday, June 1st, at 10 a.m. MT. Please visit Gov’t Mule’s website for ticketing details.Last week, Gov’t Mule extended their 2018 summer tour, where they will be joined by The Magpie Salute, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, as well as a selection of dates with The Avett Brothers and The Magpie Salute performing “Dark Side Of The Mule”.Gov’t Mule Summer Tour 2018 DatesJune 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Candler Park FestJune 29 – Torgau, DE @ KulturbastionJune 30 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburgJuly 1 – Maidstone, UK @ Ramblin’ Man FairJuly 12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater %July 13 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center %July 14 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center %July 21-22 – Scranton, PA @ Peach Music FestivalJuly 24 – Lewiston, NY @ ArtparkJuly 25 – Selbyville, DE @ The Freeman Stage at BaysideJuly 26 – Floyd, VA @ Floyd FestJuly 28 – Jay, VT @ Jay Peak**August 4 – Notodden, NO @ Notodden Blues FestivalAugust 17 – CMCU Amphitheater – Charlotte, NC*August 18 – Volvo Car Stadium – Charleston, SC*August 19 – The Woods Amphitheater – Whites Creek, TN*August 21 – Rose Music Center – Huber Heights, OH*August 23 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center %August 24 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre %August 25 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre %August 26 – Brenton Plaza – Des Moines, IA*August 28 – Vetter Stone Amphitheater – Mankato, MN*August 29 – SumTur – Papillion, NE*August 31 – Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater – Park City, UT*September 1 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery*September 2 –  Sun Valley Pavillion – Sun Valley, ID^September 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore BallroomSeptember 5 – Portland, OR @ Roseland TheaterSeptember 6 – Seattle, WA @ Moore TheatreSeptember 7 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald TheatreSeptember 8 – Oakland, VA @ Fox TheaterSeptember 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternSeptember 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van BurenSeptember 14 – Morrison, CO @ Red RocksSeptember 16 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & BrewsSeptember 18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s BallroomSeptember 19 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody TheaterSeptember 20 – Dallas, TX @ House of BluesSeptember 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music HallSeptember 23 – Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond*with Magpie Salute^with Lukas Nelson & Promis of the Real% “Dark Side of the Mule” co-headlining w/ The Avett Brothers; support from Magpie SaluteView Summer Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Q&A with Kathryn Hollar

first_imgKathryn Hollar, a chemical engineer by training, grew up in a family that encouraged her interest in science. Now she is director of educational programs at the Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where she teaches the public. She calls her program “science for K to gray.” In an interview with Harvard staff writer Lauren Marshall, Hollar talked about science and how parents and their children can learn it together.Q: Why is science so important?A. When I take children on a campus tour, I always introduce them to the first computer ever developed. It’s on display in Harvard’s Science Center: 50 feet long, taller than a person, and about two feet wide. In its day, around the time of the Second World War, it served some important functions around national security. While we discuss this mammoth structure, I ask my students: “How many of you use a cell phone? How many use a computer? Now, how would you like to carry something like that computer in your pocket?” That is what science can do for you.Science has revolutionized our lives. It’s changed how we communicate with each other. It can make you safer. Children can call their parents on their cell phones. And scientists and engineers are responsible for that. Computers not only help with national security. There are so many other ways science and engineering touch our lives each day, including human health, sanitation, even warmth and protection of your bodies.Q. Why is it critical for school-age children? What are we trying to teach our kids through science?A. School-age children have an innate curiosity and a natural desire to invent. Our job is to nurture that interest, to keep our children curious and inventing. Children will have to learn skills along the way. Let’s face it. Some inventions of fourth-graders aren’t entirely feasible. They need tools like math to figure out if something’s going to work or not. Math is incredibly useful in helping us predict how systems work, and is an essential tool for science and engineering. Children also need an understanding of physics, chemistry, and biology.Q. As an educator, how do you turn children on to science?A. We have an annual holiday lecture in December that draws approximately 1,000 children and their families each year to learn about a particular aspect of science. This year the theme was germs. Last year it was chocolate. The year before, we did the science of pizza. We try to show that science is in everyday things, and give families the opportunity to celebrate science together.Another program, Project Teach, gives middle school children at local schools a chance to talk to Harvard researchers and students about science and college. People who do science every day get children really excited about science and encourage them to find out what courses they should be thinking about taking in the sciences. Middle school is a crucial time to start preparing yourself for any opportunity you want to take advantage of in the future.Q. What challenges do students face in the sciences?A. In the context of pursuing a career in science, there may be a lack of local role models who have careers in science and engineering, so children don’t have the exposure early on to what it means to have that kind of career. Combined with some of the traditional stereotypes of scientists and engineers we see in the media, children without science and engineering role models may not see people with whom they can identify themselves in science or engineering careers. However, there are a lot of great resources on the Internet that parents and their children can explore together.Also, I think it may be a question of children not really understanding what they need to do to be successful. TV gives children the perception that things can be resolved in 30 minutes, or at least really quickly. That is not always the case. Any success in life is the product of perseverance, and it’s important in the sciences and engineering. If you want to be a great musician, or a great basketball player, you need to practice to become better. The same is true of becoming a scientist or engineer.Q. What can a parent do to help their child in school?A. Make sure your children are doing their homework.■ Talk to their teachers and school administrators.■ Find opportunities for your child outside of school.■ Let a child know it’s OK to try something that is foreign to them.■ And, last but not least, let them know it’s OK to fail, as long as you pick yourself back up.Failing is as important as success. It teaches them how to persevere. And it’s not just a skill essential to science and engineering. It’s important that our children take on challenges outside their comfort zone.Even though a parent may know about a subject, they may not know how to teach it. If you don’t know everything you need to know to help your child directly, you can get them the support they need — whether through additional tutoring at school or mentoring — that can help them succeed academically.Q. What can a parent do to encourage interest or advancement in the sciences at home?A. There are fun experiments to do in your kitchen. In fact, there’s a lot of science in a kitchen. And the great thing is, almost everybody I know has a kitchen or access to one.When you wash dishes, look at the bubbles. There’s a lot of science there, a lot of chemistry there. If you put soap in the water, does a paper clip float or does it sink? The best scientists are the ones who are very good observers. Teaching a child to be curious about the smallest things is very good.Encourage your child to ask questions. Validate that they have asked a good question. If you don’t know the answer, try to help them find answers to their questions. Work on the problem together.You don’t have to have a college education to help your child be successful. My parents didn’t go to college. They just cared and found opportunities for me outside the home, so I could explore my interest in science. And in the end, I discovered a good career for me.last_img read more

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The Link Between IT Maturity and Killer Business KPIs

first_imgWhen Shlomo Bistry of Bank Leumi thinks about the future, he “feels like a passenger on the train. The way is very clear.” The Israeli bank is 115 years old, but it’s moving with speed and purpose. Bank Leumi is transforming its IT infrastructure from a traditional environment to the cloud, redefining itself with mobility and customer-centricity in mind.Traditional brick-and-mortar banks are at a crossroads in their business models. Customers demand ease of access, and prefer to bank when and where they choose, rather than make time to visit their local branches. Thanks to transformative technologies, Bank Leumi customers experience an entire banking ecosystem in the palm of their hands, whether they’re stretched out on a sofa or at the top of a mountain.  However, while Bank Leumi serves as a strong example of IT maturity, their story is still a rare one.In fact, as Dell EMC’s and Intel’s research with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shows in its most recent IT Transformation Maturity study, only 6 percent of the market features fully transformed organizations (just a 1 percent improvement from last year). That is an eye-opening number given the pressures on business to keep up with advances in digital technologies, and competitive disruptors squeezing legacy institutions’ historical market share.The Maturity study, based on research with 4,000 IT decision-makers across 16 countries, reveals that the majority of businesses fall into the bottom two groups of ”legacy” and “emerging”, as opposed to the more advanced states of ”evolving” and ”transformed”. The majority — 81 percent — of respondents are worried that if they don’t embrace IT Transformation, their companies will fail to compete within a transforming marketplace. That number has grown 10 percent in the past year.The findings show too many businesses are stuck in a technology lag. ESG states “increased urgency is warranted.” That’s one way of saying business leaders are hearing alarm bells that their businesses must transform, or risk their futures as technology further evolves in the next era of human-machine partnerships.Reaping the rewards, many times overThe ESG IT Transformation Maturity study also links IT Transformation to business agility, innovation, and value using key metrics that would get attention in any boardroom.By missing that link, too many businesses are also missing out on a powerful combination of business benefits, including the potential to reinvigorate and redefine their futures.Innovation is driving human progress and society. However, if only a minority seize the transformational torch, the innovation gap will widen and opportunities will be lost.Rio Grande Pacific (RGP), a Texas-based holding company for regional freight railroads, is another example of a legacy business model grabbing hold of its transformed future. RGP CIO Jason Brown recently explained how a centuries-old industry is adapting, by tying its future to technology and creating the RIOT (Railway Internet of Things) domain.ESG found that companies like RGP, that have modernized data center technologies, automated their IT processes, and aligned their business and IT protocols (that is, achieved IT maturity) are 18 times faster to market and 16 times more innovative. In RGP’s case, it increased speed of services tenfold.When we talk about IT transformation, we are also talking about improving the financial health of the business. IT Transformation is not another IT project. It’s a journey that requires buy-in, and collaboration, from both IT and business leaders. The benefits of transformation free up resources to reinvest back into the business. In the end, it is about creating an agile, dynamic business, more highly-skilled, better-equipped team members, and simplified IT processes that can deliver optimal outcomes for their consuming business partners.It’s no coincidence that transformed businesses are twice as likely to exceed their revenue targets in the past year compared to legacy organizations.  Just last month, IDC and Dell EMC revealed that study participants (transformed organizations) will realize revenue gains worth $206 million per organization per year, and 20 percent total revenue growth over five years, through IT Transformation.All in all, the study uncovers the clear benefits of IT Transformation – at a scale that goes beyond the everyday – as Bank Leumi and RGP are finding out firsthand. IT Transformation accelerates the speed of many legacy IT operations from weeks to days to hours to minutes.The IT gatewayAt the end of the day, the goal is to advance business competitiveness. Strengthened by the connective tissue of people, process, and technology, IT Transformation is critical to maintaining market relevancy in an increasingly disrupted marketplace.The Maturity study also shows that a transforming business is 2.5x more likely to compete in the market over the next few years.  Where is your business today? Where do you sit on the transformational curve?Take advantage of our complimentary online IT Transformation self-assessment, to benchmark your efforts thus far, and understand your strengths and weaknesses compared to your peers.last_img read more

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The Elephant Man Extends on Broadway

first_img Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2015 Related Shows To accommodate Clarkson’s schooting schedule for the upcoming film, Maze Runner: Scorch Trails, performances of The Elephant Man have been canceled on January 13, 14 and 20. An extra evening show has been added on Sunday, January 25. In addition to Cooper, Clarkson and Nivola, the cast features Anthony Heald, Scott Lowell, Kathryn Meisle, Henry Stram, Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun, Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne. It’s been a very great pleasure to make his acquaintance, and now he’s sticking around! The Elephant Man, starring Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson, has extended its limited run at the Booth Theatre through February 22, 2015. It was originally scheduled to conclude on February 15.center_img Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man revolves around the real-life John Merrick (Cooper), a severely disfigured 19th-century Englishman who struggles to live with dignity. The revival, which premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2012, is helmed by Scott Ellis. The Elephant Man View Comments Bradley Cooperlast_img read more

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