Scoreboard roundup — 3/19/21

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBY: ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s games:   ——   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Sacramento    107  Boston     96 Final  San Antonio   116  Cleveland  110 Final  Orlando       121  Brooklyn   113 Final  Detroit       113  Houston    100 Final  Indiana       137  Miami      110 Final  Golden State  116  Memphis    103 Final  Utah          115  Toronto    112  Final OT  Denver        131  Chicago    127 Final  Portland      125  Dallas     119 Final  Phoenix       113  Minnesota  101   ——   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final  Washington   2  N-Y Rangers   1 Final  Calgary      4  Toronto       3  Final OT  Vancouver    3  Montreal      2  Final SO  St. Louis    2  San Jose      1 Final  Vegas        4  Los Angeles   2   ——   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final  (2)Illinois         78  Drexel             49 Final  (3)Baylor           79  Hartford           55 Final  (6)Houston          87  Cleveland St.      56 Final  Oral Roberts        75  (7)Ohio St.        72 Final  (10)Arkansas        85  Colgate            68 Final  (11)Oklahoma St.    69  Liberty            60 Final  (13)West Virginia   84  Morehead St.       67 Final  Syracuse            78  (16)San Diego St.  62 Final  (17)Loyola Chicago  71  Georgia Tech       60 Final  (18)Villanova       73  Winthrop           63 Final  North Texas         78  (20)Purdue         69 Final  (21)Texas Tech      65  Utah St.           53 Final  Florida             75  (25)Virginia Tech  70Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img March 20, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/19/21last_img read more

Ocean City Commits to Spending Big to Fix Roads, Beaches, Bays and Boardwalk

first_imgCity Council on Thursday unanimously approved a plan that calls for spending $51,597,212 over the next five years to fix up the city.The capital plan for 2014 to 2018 calls for spending more than $10 million a year, including $5 million annually on roads and drainage improvements alone.The ambitious plan is part of Mayor Jay Gillian’s commitment to addressing long-neglected infrastructure issues in the city. It will be funded by $49 million in borrowing over the next five years under a schedule of bond issues and debt service that takes advantage of historically low interest rates.In addition to the $25 million in road and drainage improvements over the next five years, the plan calls for spending more than $2 million on dredging, more than $7 million to replace the boardwalk between Fifth and 12th streets, $600,000 to repair docks at 2nd Street and Bay Avenue, $250,000 on a skateboard park, $750,000 for a turf field at Carey Stadium and $400,000 in bike lane improvements.Many of the planned appropriations could be offset by grants or other funding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for instance, could reimburse Ocean City 90 percent of marina repairs at Second Street.In a separate vote on Thursday, City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance appropriating $9,319,000 and authorizing the Issuance of $8,853,050 in bonds for the first part of the capital plan.The $9.3 million in spending will include:Ocean City Beachfront Improvements: Including but not limited to emergency berming, dune and ADA access improvements. $795,000Roads and Drainage: Streets, alleys, bulkheads and drainage systems — prioritized based on the City of Ocean City rating system. $5,000,000Public Building Repairs: Including but not limited to Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City Free Public Library, Transportation Center and various HVAC systems. $905,000Public Recreation Facilities: Including but not limited to the marina and Second Street and Bay Avenue, the 52nd Street playground, irrigation improvements and other playground improvements. $850,000Parking, Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities: Repairs and reconstruction. $335,000Airport: Including but not limited to removal of runway obstructions. $75,000Equipment: For Music Pier, Community Operations Department and other departments. $100,000Radio and Communications Center Upgrades: $328,000Heavy Equipment Rehabilitation: $125,000Ambulance Rehabilitation: $200,000City Vehicles and Equipment: Mini-trash packer, beach rake, sweeper, public safety SUV, mini passenger van, 15-passenger van and replacement of passenger vehicles.A second reading on the bond ordinance is scheduled for March 27.last_img read more

In Short

first_img== Corn Exchange event ==The London Corn Exchange Golfing Society’s centenary meeting will be held at the Trevose Golf and Country Club, Cornwall on 12 and 13 May, with a black-tie centenary dinner held on 12 May at the golf club. All bakers and allied trades are eligible for membership. For details, contact Paul Matthews on 01993 830342 or Carl Maunsell on 02380 767228 or email [email protected]== Macphie’s top grade ==Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie of Glenbervie has retained its British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety. It held onto its A-grade at its two manufacturing sites in Glenbervie and Tannochside, near Glasgow.== Fosters adopts robot ==Yorkshire-based Fosters Bakery has improved productivity after investing £1.5m in automation and robotics systems at its new Barnsley plant. The fully bespoke baking robot loads and unloads a real oven. Fosters worked with CenFRA, the centre for food robotics and automation, to work out a project plan to get the robot up and running.== Greggs acts on waste ==Greggs has been working with waste management and recycling firm Biffa to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. The two will now be trialling new recycling schemes involving the creation of energy from waste, composting and aerobic digestion. See full story on Food textures on web ==Food Technology Corporation has launched a new website – – dedicated to food texture measurement, including bakery. It features information on types of test, case studies and sector-specific brochures.last_img read more

Holland’s brings in new microwavable frozen snacks

first_imgNorth west pie and pastry producer Holland’s is launching a new range of microwavable frozen snacks. Costing £1 each, the pre-baked microwavable steak slice and sausage roll will be available in Tesco stores nationwide from this month.A two-pack chicken and gravy pie, RRP £2.00, is also available.New flavours in the range are expected to be announced later this year.The packaging allows the pastry to crisp as it cooks, and includes a tear strip in the middle. The product can be microwaved in two to four minutes.Joseph Langfield, frozen pastry buyer at Tesco, said: “Holland’s new microwavable range is innovative and unique to the frozen pastry category. These convenient snacks will be a great addition to Tesco’s offering and will bring in new shoppers looking to purchase the range.”David Girdler, spokesperson for Holland’s, said: “A first for Holland’s and a first for the frozen retail market. We believe in developing a product range, which will bring the greatest convenience to our customers, and that is exactly what we have done with the new microwavable range. “This pre-baked range gives customers a completely new quick and easy way to snack on the go.”last_img read more

Tyler “Tycoon” Coomes, Hip-Hop Producer & Brother Of Lettuce’s Jesus Coomes, Drops New Track [Listen]

first_imgDrummer/Producer/DJ Tyler Coomes, aka Tycoon, is known in LA hip-hop circles for his work with the likes of DJ Quik and Dr. Dre; most recently, Tycoon produced The Game‘s “92 Bars.” The brother of Lettuce bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, Tycoon has been known to rock percussion with his brother’s future-funk band, where he’s graced the stage from NOLA to Red Rocks and New York City taboot.The Coomes Brothers blessed Brooklyn Comes Alive two years ago with a very exclusive set of live hip-hop, trap and dub; this year, they are back in BK with Lil Baby Jesus Peasant Party, a psychedelic journey like none other, with members of Break Science, Lettuce and NOLA assassin Khris Royal of Dark Matter.Tycoon, an erstwhile veteran behind the boards, just dropped a flaming hot solo track titled “Majesty”, instrumental trap-hop with big and brassy horns, bass and crunked-up 808s. This is the type of jam that is built to rock a stadium, or be blasted out of a high-end nightclub speaker stack.Jesus debuted “Majesty” on a special guest appearance on Sirius JamON earlier this week, and it’s the perfect get-hype soundtrack for a big weekend, be it Brooklyn Comes Alive, or wherever you are on this planet earth. Dig it:Tycoon – “Majesty”The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to host the Baby Jesus Peasant Party—hosted by Lettuce’s Erick “Jesus” Coomes and his brother Tycoon—this Saturday. The festival will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full schedule for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.last_img read more

Portraits of vanished Indian life

first_imgIn 1879, three years after Gen. George Armstrong Custer died in battle at the Little Bighorn, Harvard purchased two albums of photographs that included rare images of an American Indian world that was even then vanishing rapidly.Assembled by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1877, these two volumes were intended to partially document the Indians of North America since the 1850s. Among the 1,005 images are photos of costumes, crafts, and dwellings — but especially of warriors, wives, maidens, children, and chiefs.In an email, Castle McLaughlin, associate curator of North American ethnography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, called the photos of the chiefs “very rare and in most cases virtually unique images of some of the most important Plains leaders of their day.”“These albums constitute important primary-source materials,” Robert Burton, Harvard Library cataloger for photographs, said in an email. From his post at the Weissman Preservation Center, he rewrote the albums’ original descriptions from 1879, which were scant and incomplete.Burton said the albums’ images support the idea of “the white man’s Indian,” a concept explored in historian Robert F. Berkhofer Jr.’s 1979 book of the same title. Under that explanation, white racism is evident in the doubleness of Indian portrayals going back to the days of Columbus. Depicted are only noble savages or bloodthirsty heathens. The first seem worthy of submission; the second require submission.Photographs have been mounted in albums since the 1840s, said Burton, and Harvard collections include many such holdings of “scientific, expeditionary, or ethnographic photographs.” Since many other collections have been lost or little studied, Burton said that makes the Harvard albums important to historians.Captive Bannocks, Camp Brown, Wyoming Territory, October 1878. Disaffected, they had escaped from a reservation in Idaho and were captured by Shoshones cooperating with federal soldiers. Their names are emblematic of cultural transition: Frank (from top left to bottom right), Dick, Na-Pe-Oho, Wigwam, Joe, Wasta-Wana (Indian Tom), Markomah, and John. Sequence 234, Vol. 2.“Faithful sun pictures”The albums came from one part of the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, a report of four Lewis and Clark-like expeditions undertaken from 1860 to 1878. The limited-edition volumes were compiled on orders from survey leader Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, a physician turned geologist whose energetic ways earned him the Indian name Man Who Picks Up Stones Running.In a prefatory note to the albums, Hayden called the images “faithful sun pictures” of 25 tribes over 25 years, and he mourned their loss and alteration to the reservation system. “The value of such a graphic record of the past increases year by year,” he presciently wrote.About a fifth of the album photographs were drawn from images already possessed by the federal government, including daguerreotypes that had to be rephotographed for display. Most came from the collection of English philanthropist William Blackmore. A fraction came from Hayden’s survey photographers, including William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), who assembled the album.The two albums not only preserve rare images for historians, they revive the names of Hayden and Jackson. The latter’s Western landscapes later inspired photographer Ansel Adams. They also directly influenced Congress to found Yellowstone National Park in 1872, the first such area in the world and the first U.S. acknowledgement that the wild was worth preserving.The albums’ images are captioned with short essays on tribes, Indian personalities, and ethnographic detail. The albums document many Indian ways and personalities.Jackson’s portraits of Indians near Omaha, Neb., just after the Civil War — taken to satisfy American appetites for images of the real West — got him hired onto the federal survey team. He called the Omaha photos missionary work, which required days of travel on a buggy stacked with water, chemicals, and a portable darkroom. He paid his Indian subjects with cash, tobacco, knives, and old clothing.In his 1940 autobiography, “Time Exposure,” Jackson remarked that the America of that period was “a hurly-burly era of thievery and abuse,” but that the surveys had a sober purity of purpose because of the straight-edge Hayden, whose only passion was to “inform America about Americans.”“Group of Poncas.” Sequence 195, Vol. 1. Undated.Transcribe the fateful arc Examined page by page, the albums transcribe the fateful arc of American Indians as the United States pushed westward. The earliest photographs show stoic warriors in leather and beads. Then come warriors in group pictures, among translators and officials during treaty visits to Washington, D.C., followed by studio portraits of dark-skinned men cinched into Western clothing. Those are followed by pictures that prefigure America’s attempts at monocultural modernity: Indian children on schoolhouse steps.For most of the last 140 years, the two outsized volumes — as big as serving platters and as heavy as iron — were cataloged as books. Hidden between covers and not outlined in the card catalog, the rare images apparently languished on Harvard shelves, first at the Peabody and then at the Tozzer Library, where they now reside, highly appreciated.The albums were pulled from obscurity about a decade ago, when the University began a comprehensive survey of its photographic library holdings. (About 10 million images have since been uncovered, identified, recataloged, and in sometimes digitized.)When Burton recataloged the two albums, said Janet Steins, the associate librarian for collections at Tozzer, he added what is now a commonplace hint for researchers online: “[graphic],” which indicates that a library holding includes images. (It was Steins who discovered the albums and who arranged for them to be repaired and digitized.)A Pawnee woman identified only as “Squaw of Tu-Tuc-A-Picish-Te-Ruk.” Detail from Sequence 203, Vol. 1. Undated.Surviving the shelvesThe albums weathered their Harvard years well, but they required some work at the Weissman before being digitized. Two years ago, book conservator Katherine Beaty replaced the leather covering on the spines, using special tools to impress the titles. Then photograph conservator Elena Bulat, with help from intern Tatiana Cole, cleaned each heavy-paper page and albumin image with soft brushes and cosmetic sponges.Online, paging through the albums is like desktop time travel. The images are crisp and documentary, but they also sometimes shimmer with irony. One Indian chief, with bow drawn, poses behind a papier mache rock. Another, seated in a studio chair and looking skeptical, shakes the hand of a white man.The text opens a window onto Indian tribes and bands that have fallen into obscurity. Meet the Rabbit Lake Chippewas, the Otoes, the Poncas, the Wacos, and the Bannocks.The Indians’ names harken back to a distant past that was both more literal and more magical than today. There are pictures of Big Foot, Pretty Rock, Ear of Corn, Skin of the Heart, He Kills First, Jumping Thunder, He Goat, Graceful Walker, and On a Fine Horse.One of the names expresses what the albums’ dogged archivists can only wish: Seen By All.last_img read more

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2014-15 Season

first_imgPlaywrights Horizons has announced its 2014-15 season. Among the productions will be a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Bruce Norris, details of which are to be announced in due course. Iowa, the world premiere of a new musical play by Jenny Schwartz (God’s Ear, Somewhere Fun) with music and lyrics by Todd Almond (The Tempest, On the Levee) and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, will be presented at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater March 2015 through May. Mom found her soul-mate on Facebook, and he lives in Iowa. So Becca says goodbye to her beloved math teacher, bulimic best friend, neighborhood pony and her mildly deficient teenage life, and she follows her wayward mother to a new, uncharted beginning. The season will conclude with a new play by Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch, Domesticated), presented at the Mainstage Theatre, beginning May 2015. The world premiere of Pocatello is set to run at the Mainstage Theater November through January 2015. Penned by Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale, A Bright New Boise) and directed by Davis McCallum, the bittersweet comedy follows Eddie, who manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello, a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can’t serve enough soup, salad and breadstick specials to make his hometown feel like home. The Mainstage Theater will next see the world premiere of Placebo, by Melissa James Gibson (This, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, the FX series The Americans). Directed by Daniel Aukin, the comedy will run February 2015 through April. A minty green pill—medication or sugar? Louise is working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug. As her work in the lab navigates the blurry lines between perception and deception, more and more these same questions pertain to her life at home.center_img This will be followed by the world premiere of Grand Concourse, a new play by Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature). Directed by Kip Fagan, the show will play at Playwrights Horizons’ Peter Jay Sharp Theater October through December 2014. Called to a life of religious service, Shelly is the devoted manager of a Bronx soup kitchen, but lately her heart’s not quite in it. Enter Emma: an idealistic teenaged volunteer with mixed intentions, whose recklessness pushes Shelley to the breaking point. First up will be the New York premiere of Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Robert O’Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum), which will run at the Playwrights Horizons’ Mainstage Theater from August 22. The satire follows Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes. View Commentslast_img read more

BP energy outlook sees global fossil fuel demand falling for first time this year

first_imgBP energy outlook sees global fossil fuel demand falling for first time this year FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Fossil fuel consumption is set to shrink for the first time in modern history as climate policies boost renewable energy while the coronavirus epidemic leaves a lasting effect on global energy demand, BP said in a forecast.BP’s 2020 benchmark Energy Outlook underpins Chief Executive Bernard Looney’s new strategy to “reinvent” the 111-year old oil and gas company by shifting renewables and power. It includes three scenarios that assume different levels of government policies aimed at meeting the 2015 Paris climate agreement to limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.Under its central scenario, BP forecasts COVID-19 will knock around 3 million barrels per day (bpd) off by 2025 and 2 million bpd by 2050. In its two aggressive scenarios, COVID-19 accelerates the slowdown in oil consumption, leading to it peaking last year. In the third scenario, oil demand peaks at around 2030.While the share of fuels has shrunk in the past as a percentage of the total energy pie, their consumption has never contracted in absolute terms, BP chief economist Spencer Dale told reporters.“(The energy transition) would be an unprecedented event,” Dale said. “Never in modern history has the demand for any traded fuel declined in absolute terms.” At the same time, “the share of renewable energy grows more quickly than any fuel ever seen in history.”Even with energy demand set to expand on the back of growing population and emerging economies, the sources of energy will shift dramatically to renewable sources such as wind and solar, Dale said. The share of fossil fuels is set to decline from 85% of total primary energy demand in 2018 to between 20% and 65% by 2050 in the three scenarios. At the same time, the share of renewables is set to grow from 5% in 2018 to up to 60% by 2050.[Ron Bousso]More: Fossil fuel demand to take historic knock amid COVID-19 scars: BPlast_img read more

Brazil virus death toll surpasses 80,000

first_imgBrazil’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 80,000 Monday, according to health ministry figures, as the country hit second-hardest in the world continued struggling to control the pandemic.The figure, second only to the death toll in the United States, quadrupled in two months. Brazil passed the mark of 20,000 COVID-19 deaths on May 21.Recently, the Latin American country of 212 million people has regularly registered more than 1,000 new deaths a day — though the figure for Monday was lower, at 632, bringing its overall death toll to 80,120. Topics : The country has confirmed 2.1 million total infections.Experts say under-testing means the real numbers are probably much higher.President Jair Bolsonaro, who is infected himself, faces criticism for downplaying the virus and urging state governors to reopen their economies despite health officials’ recommendations.The far-right leader is currently in quarantine, along with several infected members of his cabinet. But he previously defied state authorities’ stay-at-home measures, whose economic impact he argues could be more damaging than the virus itself.center_img Bolsonaro, who famously compared the virus to a “little flu,” regularly hit the streets with no face mask until he got infected, shaking hands and taking pictures with supporters at rallies.Like US President Donald Trump, whom he admires, Bolsonaro, 65, touts the anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as promising treatments, and is taking the latter himself, despite a lack of evidence of their effectiveness against COVID-19.The World Health Organization said Friday the outbreak in Brazil appears to have finally reached a plateau.There is “an opportunity here now for Brazil… to suppress the transmission of the virus,” said WHO health emergencies chief Michael Ryan, urging the country to “take control.”But though the level of daily deaths and infections has stabilized, it remains high.On average, Brazil has registered more than 1,040 new deaths and 33,000 new infections a day over the past week.”The WHO talks about a plateau… but the problem is, the level remains very high, and it looks set to stay that way for quite some time,” said Mauro Sanchez, an epidemiologist at the University of Brasilia.Gaining control “will depend on what we do in terms of public policy, and on whether people follow it,” he told AFP.Only the United States has more infections and deaths than Brazil in the pandemic, with 3.8 million and 140,811, respectively.last_img read more

Arsenal make enquiry to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby

first_imgArsenal make enquiry to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 May 2020 9:21 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link426Shares Leverkusen returned to action in the Bundesliga on Monday night (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have contacted the representatives of Bayer Leverkusen forward Moussa Diaby over the possibility of a summer move, according to reports.The 20-year-old has enjoyed a successful debut season in Germany, registering four goals and five assists in 20 games.Diaby has attracted interest from top clubs across Europe, and according to Le 10 Sport, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are leading the chase for his signature in the next transfer window.The French forward’s agent is said to have a good working relationship with the Gunners which could help facilitate a move.ADVERTISEMENTThe Bundesliga outfit are hesitant to let Diaby go and could demand up to €30 million (£27 million) for his services. Advertisement Arsenal have an array of talented wingers, including teenager Gabriel Martinelli (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi doesn’t expect any big-money moves to happen in the next transfer window given the financial uncertainty over the coronavirus crisis.AdvertisementAdvertisementSwap deals and signing free agents could be the order of business for the Gunners, with Chelsea’s out-of-contract winger Willian a potential target.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalTop scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may be sold in the summer window as the Gabon international has just 14 months remaining on his current deal.Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea are all reportedly interested in signing the 30-year-old.MORE: Arsenal fans convinced club have dropped Bukayo Saka contract hintMORE: Arsenal preparing to launch £20m bid for ‘next N’Golo Kante’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more