Pelicans win top pick in NBA draft lottery, chance to select Zion Williamson

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTar_Heel_Rob/iStock(NEW YORK) — New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month. The Pelicans won the lottery for the first time since 2012, when they selected Anthony Davis. And the lottery win comes after a season when Davis wanted a trade — something that might not seem so appealing to him now, with Williamson likely coming to New Orleans. Memphis will choose second, New York third and the Los Angeles Lakers will pick fourth. Williamson says he has never been to New Orleans. That might soon change. “It’s just another positive event for us,” new Pelicans general manager David Griffin said. The Pelicans were the biggest winners — and the Grizzlies and the Lakers had reason to celebrate as well. They all moved up, much to the chagrin of teams like New York, Cleveland and Phoenix. The Suns, Cavs and Knicks all had the best chance of winning the lottery, and neither even got as much as a number-two pick. Williamson will have an excellent chance at seeing his name added to the list of other No. 1 picks who entered the league with much fanfare in the lottery era —  players like LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O’Neal, David Robinson and Allen Iverson. Cleveland will pick fifth, Phoenix sixth, Chicago seventh, Atlanta eighth, Washington ninth, Atlanta again at 10th, Minnesota 11th, Charlotte 12th, Miami 13th and Boston 14th. That latter pick was conveyed to the Celtics by Sacramento as part of an earlier trade.Williamson watched the lottery result unveiling from a stage-side seat, along with Murray State’s Ja Morant, Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver, Indiana’s Romeo Langford and more. Williamson was one of three now-former Duke starters at the lottery — R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish were among the invited players as well.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Pelicans win top pick in NBA draft lottery, chance to select Zion Williamson Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Electric Boat Bags USD 520 Mln for Virginia-Class Block IV

first_img Industry news Electric Boat Bags USD 520 Mln for Virginia-Class Block IV Complement135 Back to overview,Home naval-today Electric Boat Bags USD 520 Mln for Virginia-Class Block IV Status10 completed, remaining 8 to be built Rangeunlimited View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: submarine View post tag: Block V VIRGINIA-CLASS SUBMARINEElectric Boat Corp, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has secured a USD 520 million worth contract action under the existing contract for future U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines to be built under block IV. View post tag: USD Length115 m View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Electric [mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 5, 2014; Image: HHIcenter_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Bags   VIRGINIA-CLASS SUBMARINES SPECIFICATIONS Displacement7,900 metric t View post tag: 520 Mln SpeedIn excess of 25 knots View post tag: Virgiania-Class View post tag: Navy View post tag: Boat February 5, 2014 The contract provides for additional long lead time material associated with the two fiscal 2015 Virginia-class submarines (SSN 794 and SSN 795) and the two fiscal 2016 Virginia-class submarines (SSN 796 and SSN 797).The additional long lead time material is intended for steam and electric plant components, the main propulsion unit efforts and ship service turbine generator efforts, steel and miscellaneous hull, mechanical and electrical system components.Designed by Electric Boat from the keel up, the Virginia class is optimized for maximum technological and operational flexibility.Under the $4.2 billion contract awarded by the Navy in 1998, followed by a $8.4 billion contract in 2004 and a $14 billion multiyear contract award in 2008, Electric Boat, together with Huntington Ingalls-Newport News Shipbuilding were assigned with the construction of the first 18 ships of the class in five blocks.AN ARTIST’S RENDERING OF VIRGINIA CLASS SUB UNDERWAYThe class holds the status of the most capable, quiet, and effective nuclear attack submarines in the world, thought the United Kingdom Astute Class SSNs are not lagging behind. Virginia-class submarines are armed with Tomahawk missiles, torpedoes and other weapons. The design of the Virginia-class submarines integrates a “fly-by-wire” capability which allows the ship to quietly stay in shallow waters without having to surface.Blocks I and II, totaling 10 ships, have already been handed over to the Navy. The construction of Block III subs, under way at the moment, will include installation of a new Virginia Payload Tubes, aimed at cutting costs.Block IV will consist of 9-10 submarines, scheduled for construction in 2014. The first Block V submarine is slated to begin construction in fiscal 2019, according to Navy officials.With respect to Block V construction, the subs from Block V will have increased capability, including a new “module” which will boost its Tomahawk missile firing capability from 12 to 40.Majority of the work stipulated by the contract action will take place in Sunnyvale, Calif. (30 percent); Coatesville, Pa. (10 percent); Phillipsburg, N.J. (10 percent); Groton, Conn. (7 percent); Newport News, Va. (7 percent); and various other sites throughout the United States where the remainder of the work will be staged.The completion of the work is set for January 2015. Endurance  unlimited except by food supplies Beam10 m Share this articlelast_img read more

News story: Refresco proposal to sell soft drink factory

first_imgEarlier this month, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that the proposed merger of the soft drink manufacturers could lead to higher prices for some supermarkets and leading household brands.The CMA’s initial investigation into the £935 million ($1.25 billion) merger did not find any competition concerns for the majority of the companies’ products.However, both companies supply juice drinks using a particular aseptic production process, which allows them to be sold preservative-free and without refrigeration. As only one other competitor in the UK currently supplies third parties with juice drinks using this production process the CMA is concerned that, after the merger, the combined business might be able to increase prices or lower quality standards.Refresco has now offered to address the CMA’s concerns by selling the only UK-based Cott facility to use this production process. The factory, located in Nelson, Lancashire, would be sold to a purchaser approved by the CMA.The CMA has accepted this offer in principle and now has until 14 March 2018 to decide whether to accept Refresco’s proposed undertakings or refer the merger for an in depth investigation.All information relating to the merger is available on the case page.last_img read more

News story: Three Trustees reappointed to the Imperial War Museum

first_imgRear Admiral Amjad HussainRear Admiral Amjad Hussain’s last military appointments were as Director GeneralWeapons until 2009 and Controller of the Navy until 2012. Since then he has led aUK business unit of a multinational engineering services company and is nowmentoring and investing in technology start-ups across a range of sectors, is a Non -Executive Director of a Places for People, a large property management, development,regeneration and leisure company, and is a Trustee of the HMS Victory PreservationCompany. A Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute and of London Business School’sSloan programme, he also holds an honorary doctorate from his alma mater,Durham University. He sponsors a school for girls in Pakistan as well as engineeringscholarship programmes, and is an ambassador for Mosaic, a Prince’s Trust charitypromoting ambition in the young.Tamsin ToddTamsin is CEO of Findmypast and has worked in digital roles and growth businesses for 20 years. She spent the early part of her career at Amazon and then Microsoft, where she led the introduction of ecommerce and search products into UK and Europe. This was followed by stints as Head of Ecommerce at Betfair, Managing Director of TUI-owned Crystal Ski Holidays, and Chief Customer Officer at Addison Lee. She has held several senior volunteer leadership positions for Princeton University, and she founded the Fulham chapter of TEDxWomen.Matthew WestermanMatthew Westerman is a Director of MW&L Capital Partners, a private investment vehicle. Prior to the establishment of MW&L Capital Partners, Matthew had been a banker throughout his career most recently at HSBC where he was co-head of Global Banking and at Goldman Sachs where he led its investment banking business in Australasia ex-Japan and in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is a Trustee and Deputy Chairman of the IWM and a Foundation Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.These roles are not remunerated. These reappointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain, Tamsin Todd and Matthew Westerman have made no such declarations.last_img read more

Video: Baking Industry Awards 2014

first_imgWatch the highlights from last night’s 27th annual Baking Industry Awards. Hundreds of people turned up to the long awaited event, and watched winners from 11 categories take to the stage to collect the sought after awards. The night was enjoyed by hundreds of people who attended. Get your full run-down of the night here and keep your eyes peeled for more winners videos to come.

DEC Reviews Gateway Lofts Brownfield Contamination Plan, Seeks Comment

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),sulphide of arsenic and sulphide of antimony in sulphide of ammonia and others were used and disposed of by dumping in the river or on the property . The plating department and brass coloring dept did not have proper ventilation so I would assume the walls and floors are permeated as well . We had many Tri clor spills I have shared this with CHC family and friends on FB so the folks that worked in those departments can comment . The snagging dept would have lead as well.,this from an anonymous source : I saw an article in the Post Journal about making the former CHC building a historical landmark. It brought to mind my early years at CHC in the plating dept, John Schauers and I did plating tank maintenance and when a solution became contaminated it was necessary to syphon out 10 % or more and dump it into the Chadaquin Creek. This was highly poisonous material and it was perfectly legal to do, Jamestown Electro Plating, and Cresent tool also did similar things. If it was a chrome plating solution the water turned a orange color and it would go from CHC to the Conewango, to the Allegheny and mix in with the Ohio and Mississippi. Shame on us but who knew,,, Hope they use the building for good causes… WNY News Now File Image.ALBANY – The State Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public comments on a plan to mitigate contamination on the site of the proposed Gateway Lofts Supportive Apartment site in Jamestown.“Based on the findings of the investigation, NYSDEC in consultation with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has determined that the site does pose a significant threat to public health or the environment. This decision is based on the nature of the existing contaminants identified at the site and the potential for off-site migration of contaminants in the groundwater,” DEC officials said in a released statement.The mitigation plan includes excavation of the top two feet and/or to the depth of new development hardscape of impacted soil from the open areas next to the building and disposal of materials.Backfilling of the area with two feet of clean fill or hardscape. In addition there will be collection of additional subsurface soil samples in order to further determine the presence of other sources of contamination or underground storage tanks, installation of a sub-slab depressurization system to help eliminate vapors entering the building, excavation and removal of all underground storage tanks, excavation and disposal of an area of PCB contamination on the property, installation of a groundwater treatment system and removal and disposal of any sediment found within the building’s trenches and drains.The proposed remedy was developed by Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc after performing a detailed investigation of the site under New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP).NYSDEC will consider public comments, revise the cleanup plan as necessary, and issue a final Decision Document.last_img read more

Post your CLE credits online

first_img Post your CLE credits online May 1, 2005 Regular News Florida Bar members may now post their CLE credits online by logging on to new CLE credit posting feature comes just months after applications were added to the Bar’s Web site to allow members to check their CLE hours and CLER reporting date information. New members can also verify reporting information for compliance with the basic skills course requirement.Members may continue to register for CLE courses and order CLE tapes on the Bar’s Web site, as well.“The ability for our members to now post their own CLE credits is offered as yet another convenience to our members,” said Mike Tartaglia, director of the Bar’s Programs Division.To access your personal CLE information, go to, click on “StoreFront” in the left-hand blue column and then click on “CLE Status Inquiry.” Before being able to obtain personal CLE records or post new credits, members will have to follow the prompts to register on the “Storefront” by using their user name (Bar number) and password.When registering online to take CLE courses or order CLE tapes, members may use the search menu to find CLE courses by city, course number, date, sponsor, or title. Once the appropriate course is found, members may register by logging into the secure site via user name (Bar number) and password. Members can use either Visa or MasterCard to pay registration fees online.Also available on The Florida Bar Web site is the 2004-05 Calendar of CLE Courses, as well as a searchable calendar. Members can access a printable list of CLE audio/videotapes and order form.center_img Post your CLE credits onlinelast_img read more

Theresa Caputo Raises Spirits at NYCB Theatre at Westbury [PREVIEW]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Over the phone, Theresa Caputo, Long Island’s favorite medium, sounds like someone you might bump into on line at the supermarket: a voice dripping with Lawn Guyland-ese, a friendliness that pervades every turn of phrase, and a quick kinship born of someone who helps people heal for a living. Yet, we all know there’s something that sets her apart: She communicates with the dead.The star of a hit reality show on TLC, Long Island Medium, a New York Times bestselling author of two books, with a tour that takes her around the country channeling the souls of the dearly departed (which stops at NYCB Theatre at Westbury Dec. 17, 18, 19 & 20), not to mention being a wife and the mother to a couple of kids, it’s surprising Caputo has time to chit-chat with those on the other side. But she doesn’t choose when “Spirit” comes, she tells the Press. “Spirit” does the choosing.It could be when she’s out shopping, like just last Friday. She’d been out running some errands with her aunt, when the spirit of the salesman’s father came to her with a message. “Your father’s talking about a money clip,” she’d told him. It turned out that message had a two-pronged purpose. While Caputo conferred with the salesman, her aunt stood by, dumbfounded. “’Do you know that I have grandpa’s money clip?’” she asked.“That’s not really a common thing Spirit usually has me talk about,” Caputo explains. That day was, coincidentally, the anniversary of her grandfather’s death. Caputo’s aunt told her that the upcoming holidays—a tough time for those missing loved ones—will now be easier because of that message. “That one little thing about a money clip is life-changing,” Caputo says. “And that’s the incredible thing.”Caputo has been sensing Spirit from the time she was 4 years old, but didn’t come to learn how to translate what she describes as a sixth sense or strong intuition that serves as the communication mechanism Spirit speaks through. She doesn’t hear distinct voices or see images, rather she intuits signs and symbols that she translates to those who need to hear the message. Those messages could be full of significance that even she doesn’t understand. But that’s not the point—Caputo is the conduit. The messages are for others. Caputo has long understood that the messages she works to convey are only for the healing of those she speaks to. Mostly, they lift burdens from those still living.“The bottom line is that we’ve lost someone that we have to continue our lives without,” she confides. “And it’s sad and it’s hard. And we don’t know how to heal and move forward because we may be too busy beating ourselves up with burdens and guilt and shoulda, coulda, wouldas, and only-ifs. And then they come through and give us messages that we need to heal. To say ‘You know what? It’s okay. I want you to be able to move on.’”The healing that comes from these experiences, Caputo says, is life-changing. And it’s something that continues to amaze her, even after 10 years of being an active medium. “It’s just absolutely incredible,” she says, with her signature booming laugh. “I mean for me, in a theater out of 3,000 people, to stop and just look at someone, and start saying things, is mind-blowing. And it’s so unbelievable that people say, ‘She has to have planted somebody in the audience.’ Because it’s so crazy!”Indeed, searching Caputo online yields about as many fans singing praises as skeptics doubting her abilities—the latter alleging she utilizes vague questioning and “fishing” techniques or even investigates subjects’ social media profiles and records them in the lobbies of her appearances to learn important details about their lives.To them, Caputo gives little credence, though her voice betrays an emotion her words don’t let on.“Listen, people have a right to their own opinions,” she says, “but my gift has helped millions of people. And it has helped the ones to embrace life with happiness and be able to move forward from the loss of a loved one and I’m not asking anyone to believe in what I do. You don’t have to. I tell people all the time. That’s not what this is about. “But the one thing they can’t deny is that it helps people and to me, there’s nothing wrong with that,” she continues. “Why would someone want to destroy that for someone? To me that’s sad. It is what it is, because no matter what it is in life, people are going to have something negative to say about something, about anything. No matter what it is. So why should what I do be any different?”This philosophy could apply to a number of different categories, from religion to self-help. If it makes someone feel better, why question it? The answer to that is as complicated as it is varied. To some, the validation that a message delivered from Caputo is an absolute truth. To others, doubt might creep in, altering an already emotionally charged experience. Whether to believe or not is a highly personal decision. Perhaps a visit to one of her live shows or a personal reading might help to quell some of the desire for confirmation that “Spirit” lives on in the Afterlife.Either way, we’ll surely find out for ourselves in the end. For more amazing gigs and performances at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, check out their page in The Island Ear!NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $59.50 – $96. 8 p.m. Dec. 17, 18, 19 & 20.last_img read more

What college basketball, bracketology and March Madness can teach you about business

first_imgThe Players: Master their game and elevate their teammates’ performance, positively engage with fans and supporters, and approach practices and game days with great discipline and continuous improvement. The Workforce: Master their game and elevate their teammates’ performance, positively engage and listen to clients, customers and the marketplace, and approach business practices and service with great discipline and continuous improvement. The Fans, Athletic Supporters and Administration: Invest in their program, raise its awareness with others, and actively support the program, in dollars and presence.Q: It’s very similar to a well-run business, isn’t it?A: The Who, The What and The How:The Leaders: Develop their team, lead the staff and build relationships with clients, customers and their board ~ through listening, engaged involvement and team support. They lead with focus and can capitalize on competitor weaknesses. They actively recruit, follow regulations and add value to the brand and healthy bottom line. The Clients, Consumers, Board and Community at large: Invest in the business’ services, raise its awareness with friends and family, and actively support and utilize products and services, with their dollars and common sense.Let’s reiterate a common theme in 2015: a healthy culture produces a healthy company and healthier bottom line. To clarify…. Culture is not just the “happy” and “engaged”. Culture is so much deeper and more strategic than “happy”In basketball, it’s more than just the game fundamentals. It’s learning to play as a team. It’s producing desired results (wins, on and off the court). Bringing out the best in each other, and sacrificing individual ego for team/school WeGo. Thinking strategically is a must, and knowing whose strength can be leveraged, especially when a blind spot is exposed. Then having the composure to stay in the game, win, and move on to the next challenge. A culture based on agility, collective skill and team mentality.Dynasties like:   UCLA, Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and KentuckyFast forward to the 21st century progressive business world, where innovative companies have made the pivot to team culture, operational interdependence, collaboration, and adaptability. Business is also moving in the direction of heterarchy (connectedness) and wirearchy (via humans with tech) and away from 20th century hierarchy (authority and control), yet another great parallel to share.Here we are. The NCAA tourney selection process completed. The final 68.Bracketology meet March Madness.March Madness, meet your maker.Rankings become seeds, bubbles get popped, top seeds can become upsets, #12’s can become Cinderellas, and everyone starts with a 0-0 record after March 15th.If it were simply a numbers game of predictive analytics, big data, algorithms and data analysis, we certainly wouldn’t need the madness.However…Rational analysis and the numbers game in basketball is only the science.We know, especially my fellow Hoosiers, that basketball is an art form, too.And so is business.center_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lisa Kuhn Phillips Lisa is a 25 year financial service executive, progressive organizational strategist and culture catalyst. She is also president/founder of inavision, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in Social Business Strategy … Web: Details I like college basketball. So much skill, teamwork, and excitement to be experienced every year in a few short weeks.And yes, I may be the only one who sees the parallels that exist in basketball with business strategy, modern-day corporate culture, and the NCAA tourney process.As Simon Sinek says, “Start with the Why”.Some thoughts on basketball. Many college players and recruits play for the love of the game. It’s their initial Why = Their passion for the sport. Believe it or not, coaches and fans have it, too. The great ones do, I believe. Some players look to the future and their opportunity to progress at the next level (pro). They dream of a great contract, a highly sought-after salary and the opportunity to play and win for a storied franchise, coach and/or star teammates. If that’s not in their immediate future, many stay committed to school, receive an experience they’ll never forget and realize the business side of ballin’ with a free degree.The same thoughts apply for a quality business vision and purpose.The initial Why = The passion for the vision and the value it can create. This business concept must fill a need, produce financial return and ‘community’ success. In fact, the business must stay agile and relevant to keep the investors, customers and a team committed and willing to champion the vision. The average ones – businesses and teams – sustain and remain. The great ones adapt to the marketplace, encourage new growth and believers, and actively recruit and develop talent and customers.   They stay focused on the quality products and services provided and know the value they produce for their clients, team and new leads. Growth and change becomes positive, ongoing results. Complacency won’t win.Q: So what does it take to keep the Why prosperous and relevant in basketball?A: The Who, the What and the How:The Coaches: Develop their team, lead the coaching staff and interact with supporters ~ through coaching, engaged involvement and supportive relationships. They coach with focus and can capitalize on competitor weaknesses. They actively recruit, follow regulations and add value to their school’s brand and healthy bottom line.last_img read more