NBA playoffs 2019: Ricky Rubio says ‘crazy’ good James Harden takes unorthodox D

first_img“So we would rather him take 20 or 30 shots and him score 20 points than just have the 3s.”Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni was not convinced, though, as he insists there is no stopping Harden.”He can have a bad game and they’ll attribute it to something. Sometimes humans have bad games,” he said. “But you’re not stopping him, I don’t care what you do.” Blake Griffin injury update: Pistons star (knee) to miss all of Bucks series, report says Ricky Rubio explained that the Jazz were desperate to stop James Harden’s trademark step-back 3s after he guarded the Rockets star from behind.Harden is in the running for a second consecutive NBA MVP award after another stunning season in which he averaged 36.1 points per game. Rubio explained: “We shaded him right because on the left he’s got the step-back and it’s a 3 every time, no matter who is on him. He is one of the best in the league at doing it.GAME 1: W #RunAsOne pic.twitter.com/p7iTbfdqN7— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 15, 2019″I think this year he had more 3s than Steph Curry just doing step-backs. That’s crazy — you’re talking about Steph Curry, one of the best on the league, if not the best.center_img NBA playoffs 2019: ‘Dirty’ play won’t ruffle Giannis Antetokounmpo Each new opponent has sought a way to contain Harden and the Jazz were no different in Game 1 of their playoff series, with Rubio’s bizarre approach allowing the Rockets guard to move past him before attempting to block from behind.But Houston ran out 122-90 winners, with Harden putting up 29 points and making four shots from beyond the arc. Related Newslast_img read more

Ind vs WI 2nd T20I Review: Mumbai beckons as WIndies level series to stay…

first_imgAdvertisement 6nohNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsquWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E64yio( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gk7Would you ever consider trying this?😱w4Can your students do this? 🌚725nbRoller skating! Powered by Firework West Indies managed to pull through a planned chase in Thiruvananthpuram with a massive 8-wicket win over the hosts. India’s sloppy fielding and lethargic bowling were punished duly by the Windies as they romped home with 9 balls to spare. Advertisement West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Kieron Pollard named a solitary change by naming Nicholas Pooran in place of the veteran Dinesh Ramdin. Meanwhile, Indian captain Virat Kohli named an unchanged eleven which executed a record victory in Hyderabad a few days back.Advertisement The opening partnership did not kick start once again as KL Rahul attempted to go big off left-arm spinner Kharry Pierre. In a move unforeseen, Shivam Dube was promoted to Number 3 and the all-rounder justified the decision with astute striking.The scoring rate was handed a boost with Dube finding boundaries with ease. On the other end though, The Hitman was visibly struggling after being unable to cope up with the slowness of the pitch and the Windies bowling unit’s subtle variations.Advertisement Sharma too trudged his way back to the pavilion after attempting a paddle scoop over fine-leg which only saw shattered stumps much to the delight of Jason Holder. Dube recorded his maiden fifty in International colours while Kohli had a short stint at the crease after Williams was able to exact revenge for the events that transpired in Hyderabad.Dube perished soon after his landmark unable to take advantage of the dropped catch on the previous ball. Pant remained unbeaten till the end with a valuable cameo with wickets of Iyer, Jadeja and Sundar tumbling along the way. The Men In Blue eventually managed to notch up 170-7 at the end of their 20 overs.The Indian bowling unit began the defence with promise by containing the explosive Windies opening pair in the powerplay. The hosts although failed to garner momentum which was hampered by several drop catches and inconsistent bowling.Despite notching up two wickets in quick time, Nicholas Pooran effortlessly joined forces with Lendl Simmons to take the Windies over the line.Problems mount plenty for the hosts concerning the fielding and the number of sixes conceded. India have conceded a total of 27 sixes in the matter of the two matches so far. Read Also:Bruh moment of 8th December 2019: Faf du Plessis says Hardus Viljoen isn’t playing because he is ‘lying in bed’ with his sisterOne of India’s best ever ODI players: India was ‘very poor’ in the field against West Indies!     Advertisementlast_img read more

Crematorium Proposal Returns To Middletown

first_img“We have maps and data that support that smoke from this size stack will travel for six miles. If accurate, you’re not talking about a local issue. This covers a large part of northern Monmouth County. You’re talking north to Hazlet and Holmdel; west to Marlboro and south to Red Bank and Little Silver. This is not just a couple of neighborhoods in Middletown that should be worried,” added Clark, who recently launched an online petition denouncing the crematorium. The petition currently has more than 4,000 signatures. Rather than a location set behind the cemetery’s mausoleums, which are visible to drivers traveling the state roadway, the developers have eyed a vacant, forested area on the other side of the railroad tracks identified on the municipal tax map as Block 865, Lot 136. According to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) press officer Lawrence Hajna, Fair View Cemetery applied for an air pollution control pre-construction permit three years before submitting its application to the township in 2017. Unlike the original site among the cemetery’s thousands of headstones, which includes vital infrastructure like roadways, parking areas and utilities, this 19.5-acre plot is completely undeveloped and, if approved, would place the crematorium directly across Oak Hill Road from the entrance to the Poricy Park Nature Center and a residential development accessible via Ivy Hill Road. It would also be adjacent to Fairview Fields, a series of soccer fields used by township athletes. Currently there are no regulating measures on the books in Middletown pertaining to crematoriums. Mackiewicz said when the application first came before the planning board, she questioned a developer’s professional about the chamber emissions and was troubled to hear the response. “They told me the only thing that comes out of the chamber is water vapor. But that’s a vague statement. After questioning them about the vapor, they said it would not be 100 percent clean. They said it’s the same effect as if I was running my own fireplace. But I’m not putting bodies in my fire place. There’s other things in a body we need to worry about,” Mackiewicz told The Two River Times. Clark also noted there is mercury present in some deceased bodies, mostly derived from silver dental fillings, that is most dangerous to pregnant women and small children. Though crematoriums are considered low emitters of potentially hazardous materials, a group of township residents are not so sure. QUESTIONINGEMISSIONS According to the New Jersey Cemetery Association there are an estimated 25 operational crematoriums in the state, and around the country they are being viewed as a viable option for cemeteries that are running out of plots. A crematorium is a permitted use at Fair View Cemetery, one of the largest nonsectarian cemeteries in the Garden State. Two years ago the application was granted conditional approval by the Middletown Planning Board. The DEP approved thatpermit June 19, 2014, andthe permit is due to expireJune 18, 2019, Hajna toldThe Two River Times. Regina Mackiewicz said she began monitoring the situation in April 2017, and is the founder of the Facebook group Stop Fairview Crematorium, a private group that has nearly 550 members. Fair View Cemetery, a 90-acre parcel bordering Route 35 South, Oak Hill Road and the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line railway, initially proposed the construction of a crematorium in April 2017. However, the site of theproject will be moved.center_img Clark, who was an active member of the Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE) group, which was instrumental in defeating a $111 million power line proposal by JCP&L, said a new resident opposition group is growing in the township and is collecting data that shows the potential dangers which could arise from the crematorium chambers. The scope of the project is expected to remain the same when Fair View Cemetery goes back to the planning board March 20. A NEW LOCATION Despite several attempts, Fair View Cemetery superintendent William Rockafellow could not be reached for comment. “For me, it’s the environmental impact and it’s the toxins that are most troubling. The smoke stacks are said to be low emitters, but there are still hazardous materials like mercury we need to worry about,” said Andrew Clark during a Feb. 25 interview with The Two River Times. Mackiewicz noted that some bodies can contain medical implants, silicone implants and even unaccounted-for pacemakers. “If pacemakers aren’t removed at the funeral home, who is to say they’ll be removed by the crematorium operators? It could be overlooked, and pacemakers do explode inside crematorium chambers, damaging the chambers and filtration systems, which could lead to bigger problems.” But when the developer, Fair View Cemetery Association, sought a setback variance a few months later, which would have allowed them to build the facility just 50 feet away from the nearby highway, the application was snuffed out with a unanimous vote at the July 24, 2017 zoning board meeting. According to the projectdescription delivered to thezoning board in September2016, the project called fora 1,128-square-foot humancrematorium facility withtwo chambers. Because the application is open before the planning board, Middletown Township personnel and elected officials declined comment. RESIDENTS RALLYIN OPPOSITION MIDDLETOWN – After lying dormant, an application for a proposed crematorium is scheduled to go back before the township planning board in March. Crematoriums have been a controversial topic in the area in recent years, including a 2014 case in Oceanport in which elected officials said they would mount a legal defense against Woodbine Cemetery. Though Woodbine proposed a crematorium, it could not obtain an air pollution permit from the DEP. In 2016, a group of Manalapan residents entered a similar fight against a proposed crematorium at the Old Tennent Cemetery. The planning board ultimately refused to hear the application.last_img read more

2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Poultry results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ava Hester, Clinton Co., had the Grand Champion Chickens.Jozie Jones, Clinton Co., had the Reserve Champion Chickens.Marian Woodruff, Hardin Co., was third overall with her meat chickens.Delaney Johnson, Jefferson Co., was fourth overall with her meat chickens.Anessa Ruggles, Huron Co., was fifth overall with her meat chickens.   Chicken Champion Drive exhibitors were: Myah Jones, Clinton Co., Allison Stacklin, Union Co., Marshall Jackson, Logan Co., Campbell Reese, Fairfield Co., Jozie Jones, Clinton Co., Anessa Ruggles, Huron Co., Deloris Corcoran, Ross Co., Emily Reed, Wayne Co., Ava Hester, Clinton Co., Alex Kinney, Logan Co., Delaney Johnson, Jefferson Co., and Marian Woodruff, Hardin Co.Jonathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., had the Grand Champion Market Turkey.Maribeth Pozderac, Knox Co., had the Reserve Champion Market Turkey.Lillian Conrad, Hancock Co., had the third overall market turkey.Isabel Henderson, Logan Co., had the fourth overall market turkey.Jonah Goddard, Fayette Co., had the fifth overall market turkey. The Turkey Champion Drive exhibitors were: Marian Woodruff, Hardin Co., Jonathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., Campbell Reese, Fairfield Co., Isabel Henderson, Logan Co., Kalyn Strahley, Paulding Co., Hailey Ballah, Madison Co., Alex Schaub, Logan Co., Alivia Kinney, Logan Co., Jonah Goddard, Fayette Co., Maria Henderson, Logan Co., Ava Hester, Clinton Co., Maribeth Pozderac, Knox Co., Parker Reese, Fairfield Co., Alex Kinney, Logan Co., and Lillian Conrad, Hancock Co.last_img read more

Nest Alarm Back on the Market

first_imgNest Protect, an internet-connected smoke and carbon-dioxide alarm, is back on store shelves two months after a design flaw triggered a halt of sales.The problem was a feature called Nest Wave, which allowed homeowners to turn off the alarm temporarily by waving their arms in front of it. It was intended as a convenience — no standing on a chair and pulling out an alarm battery for scorched toast. But the company discovered the device could incorrectly interpret other nearby movements as a signal to shut off the alarm when homeowners didn’t mean to.Nest Labs, purchased earlier this year by Google for $3.2 billion, announced on April 3 that it was halting sales of the device as it looked for a software fix for the glitch. The company apologized for the problem and offered refunds. It also deactivated the feature remotely on all devices that were connected to the internet.The Consumer Products Safety Commission issued a recall for 440,000 of the devices on May 21 and instructed consumers to make sure their alarms got the electronic update via a wireless internet connection.Now the Protect is back on sale, for $99 instead of $129, and without the wave feature. The company will be able to reactivate the feature remotely should engineers find a fix.last_img read more

nuTonomy wants to be self-driving in Singapore by summer 2018

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#automotive#Autonomous#cars#driverless#Grab#Lyft#NuTonomy#Self-Driving#shuttle#Singapore For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Self-driving startup nuTonomy said it hopes to launch a commercial ride service in Singapore by the second quarter of 2018, possibly in partnership with local ride-hailing service Grab.Originally an MIT spin-off, nuTonomy has worked on self-driving software for three years. It started trialling its tech in Singapore in 2016, and expanded its shuttle program later that year.See also: nuTonomy comes home with Boston self-driving testsnuTonomy chief executive Karl Iagnemma said to Reuters that he hopes the service will start in summer, though it could be pushed back to the third or fourth quarter. Iagnemma did not say if this transport service would be ride-hailing, ride-sharing, or a shuttle.Singapore is a hotbed for emerging technologies, with drones, IoT, and self-driving cars all tested in the city state. NuTonomy received little resistance as it expanded its trial program, and the commercial service will, we assume, see the same safe passage.Working with Grab could be a way to build nuTonomy’s fleet quicker, possibly using drivers in the interim stage between semi-autonomous and driverless. A Grab partnership also opens up the doors to wider South-East Asian deployment, as the company is active in several countries.NuTonomy is also working on a trial in the U.S. with ride-sharing service Lyft, expected to launch later this year in Boston. Lyft recently announced that it would be creating its own self-driving division, leading some to question the partnership between it and General Motors. David Currycenter_img IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Chemist shoots Punjab drug officer dead, kills self

first_imgA woman officer working with the Punjab government’s Drug and Food Chemical Laboratory was shot dead by a chemist at her office in Kharar on Friday. 38-year-old Neha Shorie, posted as zonal licensing authority of the lab was shot dead by Balwinder Singh, a resident of Morinda, whose chemist shop’s licence was cancelled a few years ago. The accused killed himself as well.“The accused went to the victim’s office and fired two rounds. Thereafter, he tried to run away but was nabbed, he then shot himself,” said an official police statement.The statement added that the local police team reached the spot immediately and took the accused into custody. The assistant was shifted for treatment at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research where he later succumbed to his injuries.The assailant, a resident of Morinda in Punjab had a chemist shop there. The shop was closed a few years ago after his licence was cancelled following recovery of intoxicants during a raid conducted by the victim officer.SHO of Kharar City police station Bhagwant Singh Riar said the police have registered a case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and and under the Arms Act against the accused and investigation was underway.Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed state’s Director General of police to ensure speedy probe into the murder of Neha Shorie. Mr. Singh ordered prompt investigation into the matter to get to the bottom of the case esides ensuring exemplary punishment to the accused.The Chief Minister said no one would be allowed to interfere or intimidate any public servant in the discharge of their duties.last_img read more

NSW – Yr 9 & 10 All Schools State Final, Fairy Meadow

first_imgThomas Dalton Park, Fairy MeadowDetails of the day will be as follows:Managers Meeting – 8.30am1st Round Girls – 9.00am1st Round Boys – 9.25amIt is envisaged that the State Final could possibly conclude as late as 3.00pm. Contact:  NSW Touch AssociatonPhone: (02) 9558 9333Email: drushworth@nswtouch.com.auWeb: http://www.nswtouch.com.aulast_img

a month agoReal Madrid star Casemiro burgled as wife and daughter at home

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid star Casemiro burgled as wife and daughter at homeby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid star Casemiro had his house broken into while playing the derby on Saturday night.The home burglary occurred with his wife and daughter inside, says El Chiringuito.The Brazilian is the latest in a string of players to be hit while with their teams. Casemiro lives in La Moraleja, one of the most exlusive zones in Madrid.Alvaro Morata, Zinedine Zidane, Isco and Lucas Vazquez have also been hit in the Spanish capital. In Barcelona Arthur, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba have suffered similar problems.Casemiro and Madrid drew 0-0 at Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano, staying top of La Liga. last_img

Girlfriend waits for word of missing chemical plant worker

first_imgCRESSON, Texas – Amber Gutierrez repeatedly dialed the cellphone number of her boyfriend on Friday, hoping that the man missing after a Texas chemical plant exploded would answer or rescuers would hear the sound and find him.Dylan Mitchell’s phone still rings a day after the blasts, giving her hope that he is alive, but she hasn’t heard from authorities searching the plant.Resting her elbows on a ranch gate near the site of explosions at a Tri-Chem Industries plant in Cresson, 50 miles (80 kilometres) southwest of Dallas, Gutierrez waited Friday afternoon for news along with Mitchell’s brother and cousin.Gutierrez said Mitchell moved with the company from their Arlington warehouse when they opened the plant about a year ago in Cresson.“He did everything around here,” she said, gazing at the partially collapsed chemical plant. “He gave his life to this place — literally.”Two other workers were injured in the explosion. One was released from the hospital after being treated for chemical contamination while the other remained in serious condition with severe burns from the waist up.Tri-Chem’s Cresson plant stored chemicals that were toxic, flammable and corrosive, according to Hood County records of the company’s 2017 Tier 2 chemical inventory. The county did not have company emergency response plans in its files.The intermingling of chemicals spilled from ruptured drums, the still-smouldering fire and a rush of outside air coming in as heavy equipment removed the 15,000-square-foot (1,400-square-meter) building’s collapsed metal beams all threatened to trigger another boom.“It’s a land mine,” Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said Friday.The search for Mitchell proceeded slowly Thursday evening and all day Friday while hazardous material and firefighter crews took turns evaluating risks. Work was halted when night fell on the scene and would continue Saturday, Wilson said.Wilson said the plant contained acids that react to heat, pressure and water, which is why they haven’t yet turned on the fire hose.Texas Department of Public Safety Staff Sgt. Earl Gillum said experts determined there were no air quality issues Thursday, but that the site remains dangerous because of the chemicals still to be cleaned up.There is a fertilizer plant adjacent to the Tri-Chem plant, but Wilson said there was “no known threat” to that facility.Investigators believe a worker dragging his foot along the floor while chemicals were being mixed sparked Thursday’s explosion.A medical helicopter landed Thursday at MotorSport Ranch, a private race track several miles from the plant, but the worker was too injured to fly, according to the ranch’s director of safety and volunteer Cresson firefighter, David Piontkowski.He said the man was upright and speaking, though so badly burned that medics had to drill into his shoulder bone to deliver morphine to keep him from going into shock.The worker was taken by ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.Jessica Gregg told television station KXAS that the man taken to Parkland was 27-year-old Jason Speegle, her son-in-law. Catherine Bradley, a spokeswoman at Parkland, said Speegle was in serious condition Friday.Another worker was treated for less severe injuries and released from a hospital in Granbury on Friday.Wilson said a deputy fire marshal was hospitalized Thursday with breathing difficulties, but was treated and released.___Associated Press writer Jamie Stengle contributed to this report from Dallas.last_img read more