Mitchell scores 38, Jazz beat Thunder 96-91 to win series

first_imgApril 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mitchell scores 38, Jazz beat Thunder 96-91 to win series Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points and the Utah Jazz held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-91 in Game 6 on Friday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.Russell Westbrook had 46 points for the Thunder and Steven Adams added 19 points and 16 rebounds.The rookie and the MVP went back and forth in the second half, with Mitchell and the Jazz moving on to face the top-seeded Houston Rockets in a series that starts Sunday.Derrick Favors scored 13 points and Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost starting point guard Ricky Rubio to a left hamstring injury in the first quarter.The Jazz took their biggest lead when Gobert hit two free throws to make it 86-73 with 7:04 remaining.Westbrook’s 3-pointer capped an 18-6 run and drew Oklahoma City to 92-91 with 1:28 to play.Favors hit a jumper for the Jazz but then the Thunder corralled five offensive rebounds in a frantic set of possessions where Oklahoma City missed five shots. After a review, Paul George faked Gobert into the air behind the 3-point line and leaned in but didn’t get the call and shot an airball.Mitchell scampered down the court as the Thunder yelled at the officials and eventually made two free throws with 6.9 seconds left to clinch the game.After struggling to score in the first two periods, the Jazz just gave the ball to Mitchell and set screen after screen to allow him to take advantage of Oklahoma City’s switching defense.In the third quarter, Mitchell scored 22 points to boost the Jazz into a double-digit lead. The rookie scored on electrifying drives to the basket, spinning shots in the lane and rainbow 3-pointers.The arena, awash in gold as the Jazz wore their yellow jerseys and every fan was given a gold T-shirt, roared as Mitchell held his arms aloft and beckoned for more.Mitchell picked up his fifth foul with 10:01 to play but returned to finish the game midway through the fourth quarter.Seven minutes into the game, Rubio began limping and left the game.Facing a team without a true point guard, the Thunder extended their defense and disrupted Utah’s sets. The Jazz were shooting from unfamiliar spots and connected on just 39 percent in the first half.Oklahoma City led by as many as nine before the Jazz tied it at 41 at halftime.TIP-INSThunder: Jerami Grant made his first two 3-pointers of the series, the only Thunder player to make one besides Westbrook. … Other than a technical, the Thunder shot their first free throw with 6:36 left in the half. … George had a playoff-low five points.Jazz: Gobert got a technical foul in the second quarter for complaining. … Favors went 1 for 7 from the free throw line and the Jazz shot 12 of 23 overall. … Mitchell joins Lew Alcindor as the only rookies to score 20 points in each of their first six career playoff games over the last 50 years. … Coming into the game, Mitchell and LeBron James shared the lead for most fourth-quarter points in the playoffs so far. Tags: Basketball/Donovan Mitchell/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Oklahoma City Thunder/Utah Jazz Written bylast_img read more

A.R.T. gala raises $1.4M for artistic, community programs

first_imgThe American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, raised a record $1.4 million in support of the theater’s artistic, community, and education programs at its annual fundraising gala held April 1. More than 500 guests attended the event at the Boch Center Wang Theatre that celebrated Paulus’ 10th anniversary season and honored Harvard President Emerita Drew Faust with the theater’s Angel Award.Faust dedicated much of her tenure as president to developing a more vibrant arts culture at Harvard. At the gala, she was recognized for elevating the role of the arts on the University’s campus and beyond.“I’ve seen how the arts can bring us together around issues that seem impossible to resolve,” Faust said in accepting the award.  “It is my hope that what we do at Harvard in the arts and in theater will somehow be an inspiration, a model, a contagion for the rest of the world.”Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus (left) and Harvard President Emerita Drew Faust. Faust received the A.R.T. Angel Award at the gala. Photo by GretjenHelene.com“How lucky I was to arrive at the A.R.T. when you were president,” Paulus said to Faust. “You have been a mentor, and a guiding light for me for the past 10 years.”Paulus also acknowledged the A.R.T.’s Board of Trustees and Board of Advisors; Terrie and Bradley Bloom; Harvard partners President Larry Bacow, Provost Alan Garber, Dean Nitin Noria, Joe O’Donnell; and David and Stacey Goel.“I am humbled by the support in this room for this theater, our mission, and my journey here,” said Paulus. “Thank you so much for coming out this evening to celebrate this theater, Harvard University, and the arts.”Gala co-chairs were RoAnn Costin, Fay and Bill Shutzer, and Lis Tarlow and Steve Kay.The evening began with a performance by from The Gershwins’ “Porgy & Bess” by Sumayya Ali (“The Black Clown,” The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess”), who was followed by Desi Oakley (“Waitress” national tour), Betsy Wolfe (“Waitress” on Broadway), and Elizabeth Stanley (“Jagged Little Pill” at the A.R.T. and on Broadway this fall) who surprised Paulus and the audience with music from “Waitress” and “Jagged Little Pill,” two world premiere musicals that were developed and premiered at the A.R.T. Davóne Tines and members of the cast of “The Black Clown” — also developed and premiered at the A.R.T. — performed two songs that brought the audience to their feet.The gala’s live auction included packages to see the New York premiere of “The Black Clown” at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival; a private dinner with Gloria Steinem and Paulus before the opening night of A.R.T.’s 2019-20 production of “Gloria: A Life”; tickets to “Network” on Broadway and a meet-and-greet with Bryan Cranston (“All the Way”); and a “Jagged Little Pill” Broadway opening night experience.last_img read more

Researchers awarded for open-source software projects

first_imgThree Harvard research teams have been recognized by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) with funding to support their open source software projects, considered to be “essential to biomedical research.” These grants will support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement.Open source software is publicly accessible so that anyone can modify or share it. This approach to building tools for data analysis is widely acknowledged to be crucial to modern scientific research, as it allows scientists worldwide to advance biology and medicine swiftly while providing reproducibility and transparency.Harvard-led projects include DeepLabCut: An Open Source Toolbox for Robust Animal Pose Estimation, led by Mackenzie Mathis.“DeepLabCut is an open-source software package that efficiently performs 3D pose estimation on animals from fruit flies to primates,” said Mathis, a Rowland Fellow and a principal investigator at the Harvard Brain Initiative. “We are delighted to receive a grant from CZI to support this software, which is used by hundreds of labs across the world. We are very excited to continue to build new tools, run user training workshops and hackathons, and interface with other open-source modules to aid in developing pipelines for behavior-focused neuroscience and medical research.”Rory Kirchner, a research scientist in the Department of Biostatistics of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, received an award for the bcbio-next project and its work on “Maintenance and Improvement of Validated, Community Developed Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Analyses.”“If you want to be on the cutting edge of genomics, you need to be involved with open source software,” said Kirchner. “Commercial, closed-source solutions exist for many analyses but they are often far behind state of the art, at times lagging by years from what is known to be best. Our goal is to help researchers spend more time thinking about and working on the biology of their experiments and less time struggling with the unimportant and scientifically boring computational processing of their data.”At the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Bhanu Gandham, senior computational associate, was awarded by CZI for the project GATK (Genome Analysis Toolkit), to further develop GATK Methods for Bacterial Variant Discovery and Evaluation.“The world’s most pressing needs should be addressed by humanity’s collective scientific talent,” said Gandham. “By providing a platform that improves data sharing and collaboration, we hope to empower researchers with computationally reproducible and interoperable bacterial variant analysis methods.”In this round of funding, CZI granted $5 million over 32 projects in total. In addition to supporting the improvement of software tools, the organization will offer the awardees opportunities to connect with other open source software developers, technical experts, and members of the broader scientific community.In an announcement, CZI Head of Science Cori Bargmann said, “Open source software accelerates the work scientists carry out each day, whether it’s searching a genome sequence for a disease gene, tracking a disease outbreak, or counting cells in a microscope image. Scientists are only as good as their tools, and we’re thrilled to support open source projects that will benefit the entire scientific community and help every scientist be a better scientist.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Morne Prosper road project to continue next week

first_img Tweet 117 Views   no discussions Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Share Section of Morne Prosper RoadWork on the Morne Prosper road rehabilitation project is scheduled to recommence next week according to the Minister of Public Works, Energy and Ports, Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore.Work on the Morne Prosper road came to a halt a few months ago after the project’s inception in November of 2010.Mr. Blackmoore explained that although the Public Works Corporation is the entity directly contracted to undertake the rehabilitation works, he is confident that the delay is not deliberate.“We have a contract with the Public Works Corporation for almost $900, 000.00 and by next week you’re going to see work by the Corporation there. We are just winding down the contract down at the Carib Reserve and then to come to finish the work.”The Minister is also commending the support that the Government is receiving from village councils around the island, in undertaking road projects in both urban and rural communities.He announced that several village councils including Calibishie will soon be spearheading road development projects, after Government approved funds which will soon be accessible to the respective village councils. Share Share Diversion of Morne Prosper Road to facilitate Road Rehabilitation Project“We just approved from the ministry $150, 000.00 to go towards the Wallhouse Road Improvement and that money is to be made available to the village council. We just approved $150, 000.00 also for a road in the Woodfordhill/Wesley area and that we are hoping to work with the village councils. We have been empowering the village councils to get involved in cutlassing and cleaning of the drains and making the monies available to some of the councils we feel that have demonstrated over a period of time the ability to manage and to stretch the money. We have also done that with the village council in the Laplaine Constituency to empower them and to make money available to build roads,” Mr Blackmoore said.On commencement of the Morne Prosper road project, which started in November 2010, Morne Prosper residents are now using a private back road made accessible by the Alexander’s which intersects further up Copthall, since the main road is blocked.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LocalNews Morne Prosper road project to continue next week by: – August 31, 2011last_img read more

VIDEO: Confessed Parkland shooter attacks BSO officer

first_imgNikolas Cruz, the confessed Parkland shooter, was caught on video attacking a Broward Sheriff’s deputy behind bars.WSVN got the exclusive video of Cruz who has now been in prison for nearly two years since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.The video was recorded on Nov. 13, 2018, and it shows Cruz walking in slow circles before attacking a BSO Sergeant sitting at a table.The video had no audio, but according to records, Sgt. Raymond Beltran “requested that Cruz not drag his sandals on the ground while walking around.”The fight between Cruz and Beltran went on for almost a full minute before he settled down.Beltran was reassigned, according to reports.last_img read more

Tipp will learn their semi final opponents this morning

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Tipperary will find out later this morning who they face in the All Ireland senior hurling semi-final.It follows Waterford’s win over neighbours Wexford in yesterday’s quarter-final.1-23 to 1-19 the final score in favour of the Deise at Pairc uí Chaoimh. A draw will now decide whether it’s Cork or Galway up next for Tipp.last_img