Jazz End Partnerniship With Papa John’s

first_img Tags: John Schnatter/Papa John’s/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Jazz are cutting ties with Papa John’s Pizza.The team will no longer associate itself with the popular pizza chain after a partnership that lasted more than 10 years.Last week it was revealed that Papa John’s founder John Schnatter used a racial slur during a conference call.The University of Utah also considered dropping the company as a sponsor. July 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz End Partnerniship With Papa John’s Written by Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Mitchell and Conley pairing could give Jazz offense a lift

first_img Tags: Donovan Mitchell/Mike Conley/NBA/Utah Jazz/Utah Jazz Media Day Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah changed the entire dynamic of its backcourt after acquiring veteran point guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies in July. Will it be enough to turn the Jazz into an NBA championship contender?That’s what Utah is banking on heading into the 2019-20 season. Conley joins rising star Donovan Mitchell to form what could be one of the league’s more potent backcourt duos in the season ahead.Mitchell averaged 23.8 points and 4.2 assists in his second season, but struggled at times with his scoring efficiency. Conley promises to relieve some of the playmaking burden that Mitchell felt at times as an NBA sophomore.”Mike Conley is an elite point guard,” Quin Snyder said at the team’s media day on Monday. ”When I say elite that manifests in a lot of different ways. Certainly on the court, some of the things he does and the feel he has for the game and for players around him is really unique. He impacts the game.”Conley is one of the league’s most efficient point guards in the pick-and-roll and a reliable shooter. He scored a career-best 21.1 points per game in his final season in Memphis while also averaging 6.4 assists per game.Mitchell anticipates seeing Utah’s offense open up thanks to Conley’s patience and court vision.”He’s a guy who goes at his own pace and that’s one of the things I’m really starting to learn,” Mitchell said. ”It’s not really always about getting in there and scoring. He’s creating and finding guys who are open.”For his part, Conley is savoring the potential of joining Mitchell in the backcourt and playing with a talent-laden roster that also includes two time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert.”We have a team, with our depth and guys who play both sides of the ball, that allows us to get into a lot of different schemes that the other team might not be able to do, which is exciting,” Conley said. ”It’s exciting when you have that versatility.”Other things to know about the Utah Jazz heading into the 2019-20 season:INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR:Six of the 20 players on Utah’s training camp roster come from outside the United States. Two of those players, Gobert (France) and Joe Ingles (Australia), played key roles in driving their national teams to success in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.Gobert credits the NBA with making big strides in growing the game globally with the influx of international players playing for the Jazz and other teams in the league. The league plans to broadcast multiple games during prime time in Europe this season, including three Utah games.”Twenty years ago, it was harder for those kids to think they were going to be NBA players,” Gobert said. ”Now, anywhere in the world, you can have that goal and I think it’s great for the game.”VETERAN PRESENCEThe Jazz signed multiple veteran free agents to help boost their offense and defense during the offseason. Bojan Bogdanovic was the highest profile free agent to join Utah, signing a four-year, $73.1 million deal in July. Bogdanovic averaged a career-best 18.0 points for Indiana last season and shot 42.5% from 3-point range.Utah also added Jeff Green, Ed Davis, and Emmanuel Mudiay on shorter deals in July. Davis gives the Jazz a defensive specialist who can spell Gobert in the middle when needed. Green adds additional scoring punch on the wing.”We have it all on paper,” Green said. ”We have to translate it on court when the season starts.”HEALTHY AGAINMitchell was limited in his offseason training last summer when he suffered a foot injury at the end of his rookie season. The third-year guard had no such issues this summer, playing for Team USA in the 2019 FIBA World Cup and getting plenty of time in the gym to workout with teammates like Conley and Royce O’ Neale.”I could go to the gym whenever I wanted to shoot,” Mitchell said. ”That’s one of the things you really miss when you get hurt.”PROVING GROUNDGreen signed a one-year deal with the Jazz in July – his fourth consecutive year on a one-year contract. He is with his sixth team in five seasons after posting 12.3 points per game on 47.5% shooting for Washington last season. Utah views him as a potential starter or sixth man.For Green, joining Utah is equally about playing for a championship contender and proving his value to the rest of the league.”I’m never satisfied,” Green said. ”I think when you are, that’s when you have an early exit.” Written by October 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Mitchell and Conley pairing could give Jazz offense a liftlast_img read more

NASSCO Delivers USNS Medgar Evers

first_img View post tag: Naval Industry news April 25, 2012 View post tag: USNS View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today NASSCO Delivers USNS Medgar Evers View post tag: Evers View post tag: Medgarcenter_img View post tag: delivers View post tag: Navy NASSCO Delivers USNS Medgar Evers General Dynamics NASSCO on tuesday 24th delivered USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) to the U.S. Navy.  The ship is named in honor of the slain African-American civil rights leader from Mississippi who served as the state’s first-ever field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).Construction of the USNS Medgar Evers began in April 2010.  NASSCO has incorporated international marine technologies and commercial ship-design features into T-AKE-class ships, including an integrated electric-drive propulsion system, to minimize operating costs during each ship’s projected 40-year service life.  During the course of the decade-long T-AKE Program, NASSCO has implemented more than 20,000 ideas to drive down costs and improve quality and more than 1.5 million hours have been invested in employee training since 2006.  With a cargo capacity of more than 10,000 tons, the primary mission of T-AKE ships is to deliver food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions from shore stations to combat ships at sea.“As demonstrated on our successful sea trials three weeks ago, the Medgar Evers is ready for immediate service,” said Fred Harris, president of General Dynamics NASSCO.  “The 12 deployed T-AKE ships are performing and proving their ability to serve the fleet in their primary missions and in a variety of other roles.”Including the Medgar Evers, NASSCO has delivered the first thirteen ships of the T-AKE (Lewis and Clark) class to the Navy.  The fourteenth ship and final ship of the class, USNS Cesar Chavez, will be christened and launched on May 5, before its delivery in fourth quarter 2012.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 25, 2012; View post tag: NASSCO Share this articlelast_img read more

Surfing Fundraiser to Benefit Cancer Foundation

first_imgThe Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is going to award surfers prizes for helping people with cancer, both on and off the water.  Prizes for the 19th annual Surf For A Cause Sept. 7 in Margate include divisional trophies for the surfing competition and top fundraisers will win for collecting online donations. The Surf It Forward campaign is open to surfers and spectators. The top three fundraisers in both the 18-years and older category, and the 17-years and younger category, will receive prizes.Again this year, the cancer foundation will also partner with the Heart of Surfing Foundation to work with special needs children and teach them to surf at Surf for A Cause.    The winning fundraiser in each category will receive a custom-shaped surfboard from Brian Wynn Surfboards, built to their specifications. The second-place fundraiser in each category will receive a Hamboards skateboard designed to mimic a surfboard in its riding style. The third-place fundraiser will receive a gift certificate to Heritage Surf and Sport in Margate.  Surfing contest entries are $50 per division, $15 for each additional division, and include a ticket to the after-party. Entries are free for grom boys, 11 years old and younger and gromette girls, 12 years old and younger, divisions. There are also divisions for longboard and standup paddleboard. Anyone who raises $75 will receive a Surf It Forward hat and sticker. All entries include a Surf For A Cause T-shirt and a ticket to the after-party.  Sean Duffey, of Ventnor, rides a wave during his longboard heat at the 17th annual Surf For A Cause.Surfers are required to check-in between 7-8 a.m. the day of the event. The first heat begins at 8 a.m. Registration is online only and surfers cannot sign up on the beach. Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in each of the following age divisions: groms 11 and younger, gromettes 12 and younger,  boys 12-14, junior men 15-17, men’s 18-24, masters men 25-34, legends 45 and older, girls 13-15, women 16 and older, open longboard and open stand-up paddleboard.  Spectators are welcome to come out and watch the surfing, which will be followed by an after- party at 4 p.m. on the outdoor deck at Ventura’s Greenhouse that is open to the public. Tickets to the after-party only are $25 and can be purchased online by clicking register on Crowdrise.com or at the event. Longtime foundation trustee and supporter Dan Celluci of Northfield will be honored at this year’s event for his years of service to the organization.  Sponsorships and raffle items are still being accepted. Contact Michael Wright at [email protected] or see thedrcf.org for more information. Dean Randazzo presents Korey Renart, 14, of Egg Harbor Township, with a trophy and gift certificate for winning the boys division at the 17th annual Surf For A Cause. (Photos courtesy of Shaun R. Smith/Sparkable)last_img read more

Press release: Four companies awarded grant funding to develop commercial range control services

first_imgView the HSL report. As part of its work to ensure the safety of spaceflight, the UK Space Agency today published a report from the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), outlining a potential method of calculating risk in the area around the launch site and spaceflight path to ensure public safety. HSL provides health and safety expert advice to government and industry in the UK and internationally. Notes to editors Public safety is at the heart of our efforts to enable spaceflight from the UK, and range services are an essential part of this work. The commercial provision of range services presents a new opportunity for businesses and, through the government’s modern Industrial Strategy, the UK Space Agency is advancing these exciting developments.center_img The successful applicants Telespazio VEGA UK Ltd, Deimos Space UK Ltd, Heliaq UK Ltd and Inmarsat Global Ltd will use the funding to develop a business plan and initial concept of operations to offer range services from the UK on a commercial basis.The 2018 Space Industry Act enables companies to use cutting edge technology while also safeguarding public safety. Range control services are vital to this and include activities such as tracking rockets and spaceplanes in flight, as well as notifying users of airspace when launches are taking place.Organisations submitted grant applications to undertake studies into range control services and the successful companies were awarded grants on their ability to meet robust selection criteria.Claire Barcham, UK Space Agency’s Director of Commercial Space said: Telespazio VEGA UK Ltd, together with its partner organisations QinetiQ Ltd, GTD sistemas de información SAU and Commercial Space Technologies Ltd have been awarded £165,166 to develop a Commercial Range Control Service to support multiple UK Launch Sites, Launch Systems and Service Operators, with the potential to also address the global launch export market. Deimos Space UK Ltd, together with its partners Orbital Express Launch Ltd, UK Launch Services Ltd, Qinetiq Ltd, Helios Ltd and Heliaq Ltd have been awarded £131,901 of funding to study the provision of a low-cost commercial range to cover vertical spaceflight from the A’Mhoine spaceport in Sutherland. Heliaq UK Ltd, together with its partners Spaceport Cornwall, UK Launch Services Limited, Deimos, Reutech Radar Systems and Alden Advisers have been awarded £56,576 to develop a business plan and initial concept of operations for commercial range control services in support of orbital space launches from Spaceport Cornwall. The project will analyse applicable UK regulations, vehicle trajectories, and other inputs in order to derive top-level requirements for the range control services. Inmarsat Global Ltd, together with its partner organisation Deimos UK Limited, has been awarded £63,328 to conduct a feasibility study and business case assessment to investigate providing a bespoke satellite communications (satcom) service for launch providers with a satcom terminal integrated on the launch vehicle itself.last_img read more

Remembering When The Grateful Dead Got “Busted Down On Bourbon Street” In 1970

first_img“Busted, down on Bourbon Street,Set up, like a bowlin’ pin, Knocked down, it gets to wearin’ thin, They just won’t let you be…”While New Orleans is generally known as a laid-back, easy-going city–with no open container laws and bars that never close–the city’s law enforcement has always been strict about certain things, including drugs. On January 31st, 1970, The Grateful Dead found this out the hard way when their hotel was raided and the entire band got arrested on drug charges. However, the experience would go on to influence the lyrics of “Truckin’“, one of the Dead’s most iconic songs.Following their performance at The Warehouse with openers Fleetwood Mac, the band and crew returned to their hotel rooms to find the police waiting for them. As Lenny Hart (Mickey Hart‘s father and the band’s then-manager) explained to Rolling Stone shortly after the 1970 arrest, “It was very peculiar, and it seems like they set them up. [The cops] were waiting when they got back from their concert. They had a warrant and had already searched the room when the band got back. Nothing was found on any of the people except stuff they had prescriptions for. Everything they claim to have found was in the room, they said. But nobody in the band knows where any of it came from. It wasn’t their stuff. The Grateful Dead are normally very cool and cautious.”Continued Lenny, “The cops made it extra heavy for us, too. They detained the band, handcuffed them all together and lined them up in front of the building for press photos. The cops were enjoying it, just getting their own thing on. They ended up having to spend eight hours in jail; even though the bail was ready right away, they hassled them that long.” All of the 19 people caught in the raid were booked for possession of some combination of marijuana, LSD, barbiturates, amphetamines, or other dangerous non-narcotic drugs. Mere possession in Louisiana then carried a penalty of 5 to 15 years in prison.Every member of the Dead except Pigpen and Tom Constanten (who left the band immediately after the New Orleans incident) was included in the bust, along with several members of their entourage and some local associates. An added bonus for the New Orleans police was the capture of Owsley Stanley, then a tech for the band as well as a well-known LSD producer; “King of Acid Arrested,” boasted the local newspapers.The bust did not come as too big of a surprise to the band. A few weeks earlier, their friends in the Jefferson Airplane had been raided while staying at the same New Orleans hotel for their own performance. Furthermore, when the Dead arrived in the Crescent City earlier that day, they were told they could face some issues, both at the airport (when they were given the name of an attorney in case something happened) and at the hotel before the show (when Jerry Garcia was warned by staff to stay clean as a raid was likely). This led many in the band to feel like they had been set up.In the audio below, Garcia talks about the incident and the band’s treatment by the police, saying “They had great fun with us, the southern cops. The had just what they wanted: hippies. Oh, boy.” Listen to the full segment via YouTube user Scott Free:As the 1970 Rolling Stone article explained,  “New Orleans police seem to fear that their good town will become the next Haight-Ashbury, and maybe they feel that way with some reason. The fact is, New Orleans is starting to burst out. Head shops and boutiques are springing up all over, and there’s a lot of long hair walking the streets.”After posting bail money, the Dead were almost out of funds. They added an extra show in New Orleans and persuaded Fleetwood Mac to stay for the additional performance as well. At the gig, a bucket was passed around the audience to collect some additional cash for legal expenses. Most of the charges from the New Orleans bust were eventually dropped, but the incident went on to make a lasting impact on Grateful Dead lore.Don’t miss The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), and Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), w/ special guests John Medeski & Tom Hamilton at One Eyed Jacks (5/2) and Marcus King & DeShawn “D’Vibes” Alexander at The Howlin’ Wolf (5/3) in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. For more info click here, to purchase tickets click here for 5/2 and here for 5/3. For our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here.last_img read more

Asia Today: Australia OKs Pfizer vaccine, to begin in Feb.

first_imgSYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month. Residents and workers at aged-care facilities, frontline healthcare workers and quarantine workers are being prioritized. Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed the provisional approval for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Australia is aiming to complete inoculations by October. Elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, health officials in New Zealand say genome tests indicate the country’s most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. They’re investigating how the breach happened.last_img read more

The Library, Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Starts Previews

first_img The Library tells the story of Caitlin Gabriel (Moretz), a survivor of a deadly high school shooting. She struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities or anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. The play asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us. Related Shows Moretz will be joined by Emmy nominee Lili Taylor, Tony nominee Jennifer Westfeldt, Ben Livingston, Michael O’Keefe, Daryl Sabara, David Townsend and Tamara Tunie. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 27, 2014 The truth unfolds: the world premiere of Scott Z. Burns’ The Library begins performances off-Broadway at The Public Theater on March 25. The drama, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, will open officially on April 15 and run through April 27. The Librarylast_img read more

Seven Shows Happening Outside NYC this Summer

first_imgHunter Foster, Santino Fontana, Lindsay Mendez, Marisa Tomei, Kyle Dean Massey, Will Swenson, Janet Dacal, Paul Alexander Nolan & Kelli Barrett(Photos: Bruce Glikas, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Jeremy Daniel) Sure, there’s nothing like summer in the city, but sometimes we just need a break from off-brand Times Square Elmos, hot dog water and pedicabs. So hop in the Broadway.com-mobile with us and check out these intriguing theatrical events happening outside the concrete jungle. We’re making stops in the Berkshires, Sag Harbor, the Cape and more for all sorts of great shows, so let’s hit the road!The Rose TattooNow through July 17Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA: 3 hours from NYC)Oscar winner Marisa Tomei will head to the Berkshires to headline the 1951 Tennessee Williams play about an Italian-American widow in Louisiana who gets her groove back thanks to a hot-blooded trucker. And if that weren’t enough, Broadway beltress Lindsay Mendez is playing a Sicilian folk singer who provides musical interludes—which is precisely what we’ve been saying every play needs this whole time.Also at Williamstown Theatre Festival: Romance Novels for Dummies, An American Daughter, Cost of Living, The Chinese Room, Poster Boy and And No More Shall We Part.Buddy: The Buddy Holly StoryNow through July 16Bucks County Playhouse (New Hope, PA: 1 1/2 hours from NYC)Hunter Foster returns to Bucks County Playhouse to direct the show about the guy behind such songs as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day” and “Oh Boy.” We’ve seen Foster on Broadway plenty of times, but Pennsylvania’s the place to be if you want to see what he can do on the other side of the stage. Joining him on the creative team is Lorin Latarro, the Broadway gypsy-turned-choreographer who’s bringing sweet moves to Waitress.Also at Bucks County Playhouse: The Divine Sister and Cake OffBye Bye BirdieNow through September 4Goodspeed Musicals (East Haddam, CT: 2 1/2 hours from NYC)Gray skies are gonna clear up this summer at the Goodspeed. The riverside opera house will play host to Charles Strouse, Lee Adams and Michael Stewart’s musical about a rock star heading off to boot camp, and the fangirls after his heart. (The show is loosely inspired by our collective relationship with Aaron Tveit.) Among the cast is Broadway alum Janet Dacal, who you may know from such shows as In the Heights and Wonderland.Also at Goodspeed: A Sign of the TimesThe Music ManJuly 5 through 23The Cape Playhouse (Dennis, MA: 4 1/2 hours from NYC)What better way to chase your Fourth of July than with this American classic? The Cape’s got trouble this summer as Meredith Wilson’s musical about a conman, a librarian and kids who frankly aren’t great musicians takes the stage, marking the largest production the Playhouse has put on its 90-year history. The cast is full of Broadway alums, and a Broadway.com favorite is playing Marcellus: resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson! All together, now: Shipoopi!Also at The Cape Playhouse: Talley’s Folly, The May Queen, Cabaret and The MousetrapThe Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the CrowdJuly 7 through 9Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater (Poughkeepsie, NY: 1 1/2 hours from NYC)Santino Fontana is a man of many talents, and this summer, he’s showing off a few of them simultaneously. The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star will star in a workshop presentation of Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley’s musical, featuring a book adapted by Fontana himself. You never know where a Vassar project will go, so if it turns into a cultural phenomenon, you’ll have bragging rights for a lifetime.Also at Vassar: Transfers, The Wolves and Another Word for BeautyThe Pirates of PenzanceJuly 15 through August 13Barrington Stage Company (Pittsield, MA: 3 hours from NYC)Calling all models of a modern major general: Pirates are taking over Massachusetts. Following their Tony-nominated revival of On the Town (which also started at Barrington), director John Rando and choreographer Joshua Bergasse are reuniting to present Gilbert and Sullivan’s show about swashbucklers, poor wandering ones and a whole lot of patter songs. The cast features several stage favorites, including Will Swenson, Kyle Dean Massey and Scarlett Strallen.Also at Barrington Stage Company: Kimberly Akimbo, American Son, Broadway Bounty Hunter and TribesMy Fair LadyAugust 2 through 28Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor, NY: 2 1/2 hours from NYC)Here’s a reason to leave the street where you live. This August, Michael Arden will follow up his Tony-nominated turn directing Spring Awakening by helming My Fair Lady. The cast is led by two Broadway favorites: Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star) as Henry Higgins and Kelli Barrett (Doctor Zhivago) as Eliza Doolittle, and the intimate staging will feature a two-piano arrangement of the score. Wouldn’t a day trip to Sag Harbor be loverly?Also at Bay Street Theater: The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey View Commentslast_img read more

Vermont agencies share $4.7 million for energy efficiency

first_imgFive agencies in Vermont will receive about $4.7 million to provide solar thermal and solar hot water technologies for Vermont families, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) announced today.The funds also may be used to promote bulk buying strategies and cooperative partnerships in buying solar technologies in order to lower the costs of materials.  Community-based marketing approaches to help families save energy and money also may be funded under the grants.The Vermont grant recipients were among 120 organizations across the country selected to receive $120 million under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program.The Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council, Inc., located in Rutland, will receive $900,000.The Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc., based in Barre, will receive $900,000.The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc., located in Burlington and Hinesburg, will receive more than $1.1 million, and will undertake program management and evaluation in addition to the project.The Northeast Employment & Training Organization, Inc., based in Derby and St. Johnsbury, will receive $900,000.The South Eastern Vermont Community Action, Inc, located in Westminster, will receive over $900,000.Vermont leads the nation in taking dramatic steps toward energy efficiency. By making low-income homes more energy efficient, families save an average of $437 on their energy bills, according the U.S. Department of Energy.Source: Congressional delegation. 8.19.2010last_img read more