April 29, 2021 /Sports News – Local Jazz rout Kings 154-105, snap two-game losing streak Written by Tags: NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points, Utah made 24 3-pointers, and the short-handed Jazz bounced back from consecutive losses and set a franchise scoring record in a 154-105 win over the Sacramento Kings.Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points and Georges Niang scored 19 with five 3s for Utah.Coming off back-to-back losses to Minnesota, the West-leading Jazz jumped on the Kings and never let up. Utah outscored Sacramento 46-17 in the second quarter, build its lead to 54 points and rolled to its most lopsided win of the season. Associated Press
On June 14, we gathered a group of more than 90 credit union leaders from across North America at Harvard University to talk about cooperative strategies for sustained competitive advantage and business model evolution. And some pretty big darn deal stuff happened.The first research output delivered through our new Centers of Excellence approach came out earlier in June, and Filene Fellow and Harvard Business School professor Dennis Campbell was there to share his insights on the connection between culture and performance, further delving into the case study of Handelsbanken. We discovered how local decision-making and distributed control can be the path to long-term success. We also heard from Wisconsin’s Verve, a Credit Union all about “the new age credit union merger,” and from Conexus Credit Union in Saskatchewan, sharing their approach to put member financial well-being at the center of their strategy. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Moton on his team likely being a 16-seed: Some coaches will say “we’ll take on anyone! We’ll be ready!” But I don’t want ANY part of playing Duke. Us playing against Zion would be like my 6-year-old son playing against me.— SportsChannel8: The Tweets (@SportsChannel8) March 16, 2019Williamson sprained his knee less than 40 seconds into Duke’s first matchup with North Carolina and missed the next five games. But, he returned for the ACC Tournament this week and has tallied 60 combined points over his last two appearances. Duke star Zion Williamson on ending college career after injury: ‘Thanks, but no thanks’ North Carolina Central coach LeVelle Moton does not want to play Duke.The Eagles defeated Norfolk State, 50-47, in the MEAC championship game Saturday to earn their third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. NC Central is likely to receive a No. 16 seed. Moton said after the victory he’s hoping his team is not matched up with the Blue Devils and star Zion Williamson in the first round.“Some coaches will say ‘we’ll take on anyone. we’ll be ready.’ But I don’t want any part of playing Duke,” Moton said Saturday, via SportsChannel8. “Us playing against Zion would be like my 6-year-old son playing against me.” Related News Zion Williamson on finally facing North Carolina: ‘The rivalry lived up to what I expected it to be’ The freshman, who is projected to be the top pick in the 2019 draft, is averaging 22.2 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 69.5 percent from the field in 2018-19.NC Central has lost in the First Four in each of the last two seasons.
Kits manager: Frank BumpenjeGoalkeeping coach: Fred KajobaMedia officer: Farid MpagiFitness coach: McCarthy Alexander MichaelOfficial: Paul Mukatabala NantulyaPlayers:Denis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Timothy Denis Awany, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Ronald Brian Ddungu Mukiibi, Isaac Muleme, Allan Kyambadde, Kirizestom Ntambi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Tadeo Lwanga, William Kizito Luwagga, Murushid Juuko, Bevis Mugabi Kristoper Kizito, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Abdu Lumala, Henry Patrick Kaddu, Milton Karisa, Moses Opondo, Derrick Paul Nsibambi, Allan Kayiwa*****SOURCE: FUFA MEDIA McKinstry (LEFT) starts work this weekend. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAEthiopia vs UgandaInternational Friendly, Sunday, Oct 13Bahrdar TownKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Newly appointed Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry will handle his first game this weekend, when his team travel to Ethiopia for an international friendly.The 34-year-old former coach of Rwanda was appointed head coach of Uganda Cranes on a three-year contract last month.He replaces Sebastien Desabre who resigned after the Uganda Cranes exit in the group of 16 at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt two months ago.The Uganda Cranes contingent that will travel to Ethiopia for the international friendly match in Bahrdar town has been confirmed. The team flew out early today.Newly appointed Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry will be assisted by Charles Livingstone Mbabazi, Fred Kajoba (goalkeeping coach), McCarthy Alexander Michael (fitness coach), Emmanuel Nakabago (team Doctor) and Frank Bumpenje as the kits Manager.Two other players Allan Kayiwa and Kirizestom Ntambi, both locally based have been added to the traveling team.The Uganda Cranes Traveling Delegation to Ethiopia:Head of Delegation: Juma Marjan Abdul HamidHead coach: McKinstry Jonathan BrianAssistant Coach: Charles Livingstone MbabaziTeam doctor: Emmanuel Nakabago Share on: WhatsApp
By today ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mo Bamba heard his name over Orlando’s public address system for the first time during introductions, and waved his arms to the crowd asking for their cheers.Then the game started.He didn’t have to solicit noise anymore.Welcome to the NBA, rookie class of 2018-19. There were 31 newcomers who got their first official playing time Wednesday, the initial hectic night on this season’s schedule. Some of those debuts were forgettable, some barely noticeable, but a few — like No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton in Phoenix, the No. 6 overall pick in Bamba and even undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier in New York — stood out.“Felt pretty good,” Bamba said. “It was everything I expected it to be.”He wasn’t the only rookie smiling Wednesday.Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Phoenix. The Suns won 121-100. (AP Photo/Matt York)Ayton made his first three shots and finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as Phoenix eased past Dallas. Bamba was clutch for Orlando, putting together a 13-point, seven-rebound, two-block effort in the Magic win over Miami. And maybe it was fitting — Ayton and Trier had plenty of big nights together at Arizona as collegians last season, and they had another one Wednesday, albeit about 2,400 miles apart.Trier had 15 points for the Knicks in their easy win over Atlanta, two of those points coming on a down-the-lane dunk where he went either past or over four Hawks players, a play that even had New York coach David Fizdale celebrating.“Some things happen in a game sometimes and you just go, ‘Whoa,’” Fizdale said.After two nights of this season, 35 players have made their NBA debuts. That’s just the first of many waves; 119 rookies got into at least one game last season, a figure helped mightily by the emergence of two-way contracts. Last season’s newcomer total was the league’s highest since 1949-50 when 120 debuted — in large part because what was the 12-team BAA the year before became the 17-team NBA that season.Atlanta’s Trae Young, the No. 5 pick in the draft, made his first NBA shot. The make was a notable event for Young, who said that he airballed his first shot attempt in high school, in college and at the NBA Summer League in July.Progress, indeed.“This is just one of many,” Young said, not sounding worried about the Hawks’ rocky opener.None of the rookies so far have had monster numbers, but then again, those are rare in debuts.The record for points by someone in his first game is held by Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 43 for the Philadelphia Warriors at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks on Oct. 24, 1959. A year later, Oscar Robertson’s first NBA game resulted in his first triple-double – 21 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists. LeBron James had 25 in 2003, two months shy of his 19th birthday.Those were the start of great careers.But bad first games don’t doom anyone to a life of mediocrity, either.Steve Nash, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming and Dennis Rodman combined for zero points in their debuts. Kobe Bryant went scoreless his first time out as well, and he’ll be joining that foursome in the Basketball Hall of Fame soon anyway. Michael Jordan shot 5 for 16 to start his career. Kevin Durant went 7 for 22 in his opening game with Seattle.“You never forget the first game,” said Miami’s Dwyane Wade, who scored 18 points in his debut in 2003 and still recalls how he spent some of that night being guarded by Allen Iverson. “You’re going to get better. You’re nervous. You can’t change that. It’s going to be a big moment in your life, and you’re going to grow from that moment. And then you’re going to have a lot of other moments.”Ayton might have looked ready on the court, but in the locker room he’s going to be reminded of his newcomer status all season.The Suns’ Trevor Ariza interrupted Ayton’s first NBA postgame interview. “Where are the towels, rook?” Ariza asked, reminding the rookie of one of his rookie duties.Ayton stopped, stepped out and returned with a tall stack of towels. Lighthearted hazing notwithstanding, the Suns know what they have.“I knew he was something special,” Phoenix guard Devin Booker said. “I think people are always nervous for their first game. That’s usually three trips down the court and then it just comes back to basketball. When you are that talented and have the abilities that he does, the game is just going to come to you.”Some of the openers on Wednesday were statistically nonexistent — three debuts were logged officially at lasting less than one minute, seven of the rookies on the floor didn’t attempt any shots, and the average per-rook was less than 5 points per game.Ayton and Bamba dazzled. No. 3 pick Luka Doncic had 10 points and eight rebounds, but misfired on 11 of his 16 shots. No. 11 pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 11 points for the Clippers. It wasn’t just lottery guys who stood out – second-round pick Bruce Brown started for Detroit, and Trier made MSG take notice.The challenge now for Trier, Bamba, Ayton and every other rookie? Getting ready for the rest of the season.“Now it’s just a matter of doing that 81 more times,” Bamba said.___AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney in New York and AP Sports Writer Bob Baum in Phoenix contributed to this story. Orlando center Mo Bamba celebrates during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Orlando won the game 104-101. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Luka Modric (center), of Real Madrid, poses flanked by Ada Hegerberg, of Olympique Lyonnais, and Kylian Mbappé, of Paris Saint-Germain, during the delivery of the Golden Ball, on Monday, December 3, 2018 in Paris (AP Photo / Christophe Ena) “It was a joke. You must have a bit of a sense of humor,” he told The Associated Press as gala guests filed out of the domed Grand Palais in Paris on Monday and Hegerberg posed for photos with her heavy golden trophy.But then, as a video clip showing Solveig’s interaction with Hegerberg started to rack up millions of views on Twitter, he understood. Solveig sought out Hegerberg to explain himself and tweeted “sincere apologies.”“I didn’t mean to offend anyone and I didn’t know that this could be seen as such an offense,” he said in a video message.The bad news, as the whole sorry episode showed, is that in 2018, the behavior of men is still overshadowing the achievements of women.And Hegerberg’s achievements are immense. The steely forward is a three-time winner of the Women’s Champions League with French club Lyon. Given her young age and current fearsome pace of 41 goals in 41 games in the tournament, she seems likely to make history like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the men’s side. Already, she set a tournament record with 15 Champions League goals last season — including in Lyon’s 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the final .Hegerberg appeared visibly miffed, shaking her head, responding with a firm “Non” and then turning away after Solveig asked her on stage in French, “Do you know how to twerk?”Had Messi or Ronaldo been standing beside him, it’s hard to imagine the DJ asking them to shake their backsides in the twerking dance made famous by singer Miley Cyrus rubbing against Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.That Solveig did so with Hegerberg immediately struck many as icky.“Why do woman still have to put up with that (expletive)?” tennis player Andy Murray wrote on Instagram. “To everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke, it wasn’t. I’ve been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal.” In this photo taken Monday Dec.3, 2018, French DJ and musician Martin Solveig, left, talks to Olympique Lyonnais’ Ada Hegerberg, of Norway, during the Golden Ball (Ballon d’Or) award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris. After asking the first woman to win the Ballon d’Or if she twerked, French DJ Martin Solveig then said sorry. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) PARIS (AP) — First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium.French DJ Martin Solveig learned this to his discomfort when he asked Ada Hegerberg to twerk just after she became the first female winner of the Ballon d’Or and used her victory speech to appeal to girls everywhere to “please, believe in yourself.”Immediately after the awards ceremony ended, with outrage already frothing on social media, Solveig still couldn’t see why his inappropriate suggestion to the 23-year-old Norwegian was causing such upset. Ada Hegerberg, del Olympique de Lyon, festeja con el Balón de Oro, el lunes 3 de diciembre de 2018, en París (AP Foto/Christophe Ena)At the gala for her daughter’s prize moment, Hegerberg’s mother, Gerd, said the impropriety of Solveig’s remark was initially lost on her.“Let him dance with the queen tonight, I was thinking,” she told the AP.But when the meaning of twerk was then explained to her, she reacted with dismay, with an expletive.Hegerberg herself didn’t let the uproar mar her evening. After meeting with Solveig and hearing his apology, she was determinedly cheerful by time she came to speak to waiting reporters.“I wasn’t upset,” she said. “I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon d’Or.”The visibility and status that comes with that trophy will give Hegerberg more power to push the cause of women’s soccer. She is already putting that leverage to use. She told the AP in an interview shortly before she picked up her trophy that she won’t play in the Women’s World Cup in June in France because of a dispute with the Norwegian federation. Hegerberg hasn’t played for the national team since last year because of what she perceives to be a general disregard for women’s soccer in Norway.“It’s all about how we respect women’s football. I don’t think the respect has been there,” she told the AP. “Sometimes you have to take tough decisions to stay true to yourself.”She also expressed frustration with the uneven pace of progress for women. A few hours later, Solveig’s behavior made her words ring true.“Sometimes you have episodes or situations where you feel like, ‘Damn, we’re in such a man’s world,’” she said. “That could be in a daily situation, being a woman, to be honest. Outside of the pitch as well. There’s a lot of discussions to take and to bring on the table as a woman in 2018.”___John Leicester is an international sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at [email protected] or follow him at http://twitter.com/johnleicester___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
COMEBACKING PRETTY N COOL TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 LAS FLORES STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS IN A DRIVING RAIN; BAFFERT & GARCIA TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG SCORE IN 1:10.49
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2017)–In a driving rain, comebacking Pretty N Cool surged to the front five sixteenths of a mile from home en route to a decisive 1 ¾ length win over favored Constellation in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Martin Garcia and trained by Bob Baffert, the 4-year-old grey daughter of Scat Daddy got six furlongs over a fast track in 1:10.49.“She was ready today and I think this is her best distance, six furlongs,” said Garcia. “She has a lot of natural speed. She likes to run with time in between races and does well when she gets it. It was a tough race today but she was pretty impressive. She came back strong.”A multiple graded stakes winner who had been idle since Sept. 2, Pretty N Cool was off at 9-2 in a field of five older fillies and mares and paid $11.80, $4.60 and $2.80.Owned by Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, Pretty N Cool picked up her third graded stakes win and improved her overall mark to 11-5-1-1. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $498,905.“If you look at her work pattern, she was ready to run today and Bobby is pretty good off a layoff,” said Pegram. “She looked pretty good today. With this rain, this one was for the love of the game!”Constellation, who came off a win here in the Grade I La Brea Stakes going seven furlongs on Dec. 26, was gaining gradually on the winner late, but the verdict was never in doubt through the drive. Off as the 4-5 favorite with Flavien Prat, she finished three quarters of a length in front of Ponder Lea and paid $2.80 and $2.10.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and dispatched at 17-1, Ponder Lea overhauled early pacesetter Sensitively to finish third by 2 ¼ lengths and paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.88, 44.63 and 56.87.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m.
Over 21 Donegal contractors are now qualified for the highly regarded ‘Construction Industry Register of Ireland’ (CIRI) competence in construction quality mark, it has been revealed. Only 850 companies across Ireland currently have qualified for the CIRI register.CIRI Spokesperson Lorraine Hosty said: “The consumer knows if a contractor or builder is on the CIRI register that they have passed the rigorous examination of their financial, administrative and construction competence. “With over 45,000 construction companies in Ireland, those 850 + on the CIRI register stand out and have demonstrated their competence and been approved by an independent board of experts, some of which are nominated by Government.“In other words, the consumer should keep an eye out for the CIRI mark when they are considering home renovation or new build or looking for specialist contractors or tradespeople to carry out construction works.“From the builder’s perspective, the CIRI mark is useful when trying to secure work as CIRI is now gaining momentum with public and private sector clients and is often been sought as a competency standard during the procurement process.”To date, CIRI comprises of over 40 categories covering everything from plastering, plumbing, masonry, roofing, piling, demolition, masonry, glazing, carpentry, flooring, tiling, scaffolding, fire safety, and much more Mr Aidan O’Connor, Chairperson of CIRI said: “CIRI has been a very positive initiative for the construction sector, and the Government, in recognising the role CIRI is playing in improving standards, has committed to supporting its wider adoption throughout the industry.“CIRI has an extensive system of checking contractors to make sure that locals are hiring a reputable worker that they can trust.“Not only does CIRI check the basic requirements regarding Insurance, Health and Safety, and Financials, it also looks for project references, qualifications and experience of key personnel.“When you choose a CIRI approved contractor, you know you are choosing someone who is capable of carrying out the work.“The requirements for staying on the CIRI register include annual Continuous Practice Development (CPD) requirements to be fulfilled.” 21 Donegal construction companies qualify for CIRI construction competence mark was last modified: June 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Archbold Equipment Company, the 6-location CASE IH equipment dealer, recently celebrated the opening of its new facility in Bowling Green. This facility increases the shop, parts storage and showroom size by more than triple of the previous dealership and has increased staffing to provide excellence in customer service.The dealership features a larger shop to service the growing size and demands of today’s farm equipment. The new service shop is four times larger at 18,000 square feet and is equipped with two five-ton remote controlled cranes and an interior wash bay. Parts storage space has tripled, allowing for more parts availability, and the all-new showroom features CASE IH parts, tools, apparel and more. Cub Cadet, Kinze, Grasshopper and Unverferth are among the other brands that will be sold and serviced at this dealership.“Our purpose behind this new facility is to meet the needs of local farmers and homeowners in Wood, Henry, Lucas, Hancock and surrounding counties. We are pleased to partner with a community so rich in farm tradition. It’s a strong agriculture area and we’ve put the investment in so that we are able to meet their needs into the future,” Ross Wyse, Chairman of the Board said.Zach Hetterick, President and CEO shares his excitement.“This facility is the foundation for us to provide high quality customer service. It will allow us to stock more parts, stock and assemble today’s high-tech equipment, and recruit and retain the best people that will take us into the future. We have added technology into this facility that will be integrated into our existing locations with the sole purpose of being the first choice of local producers,” Hetterick said.Archbold Equipment Company has six locations in the Tri-State area: Topeka, IN; Adrian, MI; and four Ohio locations in Archbold, Bowling Green, Ottawa, and Sherwood.
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez Ouch!CDMA iPhone Confirmed?Notably, AT&T’s above statement not only confirms the existence of the Verizon iPhone itself, but also its technical nature: CDMA, not LTE.?For those unfamiliar with the acronyms, CDMA is Verizon’s equivalent of 3G while LTE is 4G. (Although the term “4G” has been transformed into marketing lingo for “next generation, high speed networks” – none of the U.S.’s “4G” networks actually meet the standards requirements).That’s an interesting detail about the Verizon iPhone because, last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011) in Las Vegas, Verizon announced a slew of LTE-capable phones, all of which were running Google’s Android mobile operating system.It appears that the choice Verizon will be presenting its smartphone shoppers is this: do you want a Verizon iPhone, or a 4G Android? Arguably, the supposed lack of 4G technology in the iPhone could make that a tougher decision for those who know and care about network speeds. However, that may not include most mainstream consumers.According to Elisabeth Rainge, an analyst at IDC, “regular consumers think more about the handset than the network.” She wondered: “if they build LTE, will they come?”Nielsen’s latest survey revealed that same sentiment was found among many U.S. adults. The firm asked more than 2,100 U.S. adults about 4G technology to gauge consumer awareness and perceptions, as well as purchase intent.The results showed that while 83% were aware of 4G, half said they did not understand it. And 71% reported they were not planning on buying a 4G device within the next 12 months. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts How Many AT&T Defectors?Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray told NYT that Verizon could activate as many as 9 million iPhones this year, or as much as 40% of its total smartphone sales for the year. He said that up to 6.5 million of those could be from AT&T.Meanwhile, Credit Suisse estimates that AT&T will have 18.4 million iPhone subscribers in 2010, of which 15.9 million (86%) will be under contract, according to The Wall St. Journal. And analyst Jonathan Chaplin estimates that Verizon will sign up 9.6 million subscribers through 2012, 1.3 million of which will be from AT&T.The discrepancy in the numbers show that not even analysts are sure of the effect this move will have on the subscriber bases of the two networks, only that there will be one. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology This morning, live from New York City’s Lincoln Center, Verizon Wireless is holding a special press event where it’s expected the company will reveal, at long last, the Verizon iPhone. It’s a move that will end AT&T’s exclusivity over the wildly popular Apple smartphone once and for all.The event is being hosted by Lowell McAdam, Verizon President and COO, and will likely see Apple CEO Steve Jobs grace the stage as well.AT&T has been prepping for the loss of its exclusive rights to carry the iconic device by slashing prices on the iPhone 3GS, lowering it to just $49, obviously in the hopes of roping people into a cellular contract in advance of Verizon’s announcement.AT&T & Verizon Trading BarbsAT&T, which has been the only carrier with the iPhone for three-and-a-half years in the U.S., has even started to publicly dismiss the Verizon version of the phone. For example, AT&T PR spokesperson Larry Solomon sent Business Insider the following statement yesterday:“The iPhone is built for speed, but that’s not what you get with a CDMA phone. I’m not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane.”He also explained that AT&T’s GSM technology is faster than Verizon’s CDMA technology.That same exact wording was released by AT&T Mark Siegel in a statement given to The New York Times.Verizon then fought back, releasing a statement of its own:“AT&T is known for a lot of things, but network quality is not one of them, said Jeffrey Nelson, a spokesman for Verizon Wireless. Typically companies try to call attention to their strongest suit.” Tags:#Apple#mobile#news#web