Mitchell, Jazz beat Suns 116-88

first_imgThe Suns closed to 75-71 on a three-point play by Kelly Oubre Jr. with 57.1 seconds left in the third quarter. But the Jazz responded with a 9-0 run. TIP-INS Suns: G Devin Booker was sidelined by right hamstring tightness. … Jackson scored at least 25 points for the third consecutive game. This is the first time Jackson has had three straight 25-point games in his NBA career. … Phoenix went 3 of 17 from 3-point range. Jazz: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. UP NEXT Phoenix committed 22 turnovers in its 12th straight loss. Josh Jackson matched his season high with 27 points, and DeAndre Ayton had 20 points and nine rebounds. Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazz Jazz: Raul Neto returned to the lineup after missing 12 games with a left groin strain. He finished with three points and two assists in 10 minutes. … Ingles registered a double-double in points and assists for the first time this season. … Utah finished with a 43-36 edge on rebounds. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 21 points and Joe Ingles had a career-high 11 assists, leading the Utah Jazz to a 116-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Written by O’Neale’s 3-pointer made it 84-71 with 10:58 left. The Jazz led by as many as 28 points in the fourth. Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 12 rebounds as Utah won for the fifth time in seven games. Ingles and reserve Royce O’Neale each finished with 15 points. Suns: Host the Golden State Warriors on Friday. February 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Mitchell, Jazz beat Suns 116-88 Associated Presslast_img read more

New app fueling Mike Tyson’s return to the ring

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailpowerofforever/iStockBy VICTOR ORDONEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson teased fans for weeks — posting workout videos and cryptic messages on social media — before finally announcing his long-awaited return to the ring.I. AM. BACK. #legendsonlyleague. September 12th vs @RealRoyJonesJr on #Triller and PPV #frontlinebattle @TysonLeague pic.twitter.com/eksSfdjDzK— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) July 23, 2020On Nov. 28, Tyson, 54, will face off against “Captain Hook” — also known as former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr., 51.Unlike fights of their generation, Tyson’s return to the ring won’t be presented by HBO, ESPN, Showtime or any other legacy network. Instead, the fight will be presented by Triller, an up-and-coming music video app akin to TikTok.“At the end of the day, someone like Tyson has the pick of the litter,” Triller CEO Mike Lu told ABC News. “What our team was able to do for Tyson was really showcase the identity of Triller … and we just vibed with him.”Founded as a music video app, the platform allows users to create professional-looking music videos in a matter of seconds using artificial intelligence — making the app a clear competitor to TikTok. And like TikTok, Triller has become more of a creative platform for users to produce many genres of video-based content.“We get compared to TikTok often enough, but the way we look at it: we are the voice of an American based Gen Z platform,” Lu said, drawing a distinction from TikTok’s Chinese roots. “Another difference: We have grown 100% organically. We’ve never spent any money on marketing, it’s always been word of mouth interactions or people sharing creative content they made on Triller.”Relying on that organic growth, Triller has more than 140 million downloads, with celebrities like Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Marshmello, Roddy Ricch and Eminem regularly using the app to create their own music videos.“We’ve got a saying here, which is: ‘We want the next Chris Brown or Justin Bieber to be discovered on Triller,’” said Lu.Along with the rights to the live event featuring Tyson, Triller — an app with no current footing in the world of sports — obtained streaming rights to a soon-to-be-released, 10-part docuseries featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the fight. Two episodes will be released each week leading up to the match.“The way we look at our product: We define cultural moments,” said Lu, acknowledging Triller’s unprecedented introduction to the boxing scene. “Obviously we went against all the major [legacy companies], like ESPN. Everyone wanted this, but per our motto — ‘You do you’ — we allowed Tyson to express himself on our platform that’s all about creating and defining that cultural moment … and that’s why Tyson agreed to do it.”Amidst the pandemic’s rocky economy and TikTok’s uncertain future in the United States, CNBC reported that Triller paid a whopping $50 million for the exclusive rights to the event.“I can’t comment on rumors like that,” Lu said regarding exclusive’s reported price tag. “But look, at the end of the day we believe in Tyson, we believe in this cultural event … and I believe history will tell us this was the right move for us.”Techcrunch reported earlier this month that Triller was seeking $250 million in funding that would push its valuation to over $1 billion, citing a source with knowledge of the matter. This would be an Olympic-length leap from its $130 million valuation reported last October by the Wall Street Journal.A three-hour live event, the Tyson vs. Jones bout will last eight rounds and be part of a multiple-fight card. The event will also include significant undercard matches as well as musical performances to be announced in the coming weeks.The fight will also be available on traditional pay-per-view platforms and the cost of the event is reported to be $49.99.The fight, dubbed “Frontline Battle,” will be the first event in a series produced under Mike Tyson’s Legends Only League, a venture owned by Tyson and STX president Sophie Watts’ Eros Innovations. Per the deal, all rights for “Frontline Battle” are controlled by Triller. Lu has also teased further collaboration.“We haven’t announced anything … but our goal is to move forward [working with them],” Lu told ABC News.Lu added that Triller would be presenting similar events in the world of sports, music and entertainment in the near future.Tyson himself has taken to Triller in anticipation for the event — sporting Triller attire with a promotional “Triller Presents” intro. His announcement video received over four million views on the platform.Tyson is known as one of the most feared heavyweights in history, claiming the division for himself throughout the late ’80s. He became the youngest heavyweight champion in history with a 37-0 record before the world witnessed one of the greatest upsets in sports history: Tyson was knocked out by James “Buster” Douglas in Tokyo in July 1990.Jones went on to be named the best boxer of the 1990s by Ring Magazine. After nearly 50 victories in the ring, Jones finally met defeat in a controversial disqualification against Montell Griffin. Jones swiftly repaid the favor in the first round of a rematch shortly after.Although Tyson’s upcoming fight is slated to be an exhibition match, according to Andy Foster of the California State Athletic Commission, Triller plans to present a Vegas-scale event as the world-renowned champions return to the arena.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. August 17, 2020 /Sports News – National New app fueling Mike Tyson’s return to the ringcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Sri Lanka: Rear Admiral Assumes Duties as New SLCG DG

first_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: Rear Admiral Assumes Duties as New SLCG DG View post tag: Duties View post tag: DG Rear Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne assumed duties as the Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard on 8th January 2013. Prior to his new appointment, he served as the Commander Eastern Naval Area of the Sri Lanka Navy.Rear Admiral Wijegunaratne is a highly decorated SLN officer with four gallantry medals for his bravery and valour. He is the recipient of Weerodara Vibhushanaya (highest gallantry medal in Sri Lanka for non-military nature), Rana Wickrama medal twice (individual gallantry in the face of the enemy) and Rana Sura medal (collective gallantry in the face of the enemy).Rear Admiral Wijegunaratne is a qualified diver, parachute jumper and the senior most Special Forces Naval officer instrumental in forming the Sri Lanka Navy’s Special Force element known as the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) which contributed immensely during the conflict period. He commanded this elite unit twice in his career and has led a number of SBS operations behind the enemy lines and amphibious operations.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 9, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: SLCG View post tag: Admiral Sri Lanka: Rear Admiral Assumes Duties as New SLCG DG View post tag: Navy View post tag: Newcenter_img Authorities View post tag: Assumes View post tag: Defence View post tag: Rear January 9, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Boardwalk Demolition Proceeding Quickly in Ocean City

first_imgThree weeks after a construction project to demolish and replace a block of the Ocean City Boardwalk began, much of the demolition work appears to be complete.A detour between Fifth and Seventh streets takes pedestrians and cyclists off the Ocean City Boardwalk and behind Wonderland Pier.The boardwalk is barricaded at Fifth Street and Seventh Street as the second phase of a multi-year project to rebuild the Ocean City Boardwalk and its substructure between Fifth and 12th streets continues. This phase includes work from Sixth Street to Plaza Place (just north of Seventh Street).The project will proceed through the winter with the driving of new pilings and the replacement of the decking in sections that are being constructed off-site. Work is expected to be complete by Easter Weekend (April 4 and 5) at the latest.Read more: Ocean City Boardwalk Split in Two for the Winter__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook The Ocean City Boardwalk substructure lies in rubble in front of Wonderland Pier on Saturday, Nov. 8.last_img read more

UPDATE: Teenager dies following crash on Indiana Toll Road Thursday

first_img Google+ A teenage boy has now died after a crash on the Indiana Toll Road Thursday.The crash happened just before 5 p.m. near the Elkhart Toll Plaza exit after an SUV rear-ended a semi.RELATED: Three people airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after toll road crashABC 57 News reports Lukas Strain, 17 of Stevensville, has now died from his injuries sustained in the crash.A man and woman were also injured, but are both recovering in the hospital.The driver of the semi was not hurt. By Brooklyne Beatty – October 9, 2020 0 737 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterestcenter_img TAGScrashfatalIndianaLukas Straintoll roadupdate Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, Oct. 12-16Next articleSouth Bend motorcyclist, 37, seriously injured in crash At LaSalle & Niles Avenues Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest IndianaLocalNews UPDATE: Teenager dies following crash on Indiana Toll Road Thursday WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Lettuce Members & Friends Play ‘MJ vs. Stevie Wonder’ Celebration In NOLA [Videos/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Sunday nights of the second weekend of Jazz Fest are rough, but by the good grace of the musical universe, some people still have it in them to continue on, boogie on, and “Have A Talk With God.” Quite possibly the best way to keep spirits high in these rough conditions are with an all-star tribute to the timeless music of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. The Howlin’ Wolf hosted the sold-out dance party, with Zigaboo’s Soul Revue kicking off the evening and Sophistafunk closing it down in the odd hours of the night.The “MJ vs. Stevie” band took the stage about half past midnight, with Lettuce’s Eric “Benny” Bloom leading the show with his incendiary trumpet playing and belting vocals. It was clear that this was the music the band had grown up on, as they chose tunes deep in the songbook rather than perpetuating the cycle of over-played covers that tributes are so easy to fall into. Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science) had the beat locked and loaded, while Nigel Hall kept the grooves tight and melodic on an upside-down, left-handed bass. While Hall took the stage to lend his powerful vocals, Bloom would circle back to the ivories for some dualing keys with Wil Blades, who kept the tingling harmonies in check throughout the night. Lettuce guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff played the guitar off brilliantly, and together the band delivered the perfect way to close Jazz Fest weekend two.It was a full-on sing-a-long, as the all-star lineup tore through hits like “Another Star” and “Boogie On Reggae Woman,” switching back between the legendary music of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, who despite having his show cancelled at the Jazz & Heritage Festival, still made sure to pop in to a few NOLA joints and honor his fans.Thanks to the fine work of photographer Jeremy Scott and videographer Rex Thomson, you can relive some of last night’s most fantastic moments in the videos and gallery below: “Man In The Mirror”“Another Star”Setlist: Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder at The Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA – 5/1/16:Setlist: The Way You Make Me Feel, Love Having You Around, Human Nature, Have a Talk With God, PYT, Off The Wall, Another Star, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Rock With You, Man In The MirrorEncore: Working Day & Nightlast_img read more

Black Thought Discusses The Freestyle That Broke The Internet This Week

first_imgRegardless of all that racket, the linguistic ability, overall command of the English language, and social, political, historical and pop culture references that Trotter was able to put together in the moment is beyond impressive, and shows such a high intellect that would put most people to shame. Fact.Check out the freestyle below and the interview with Fallon, and tell us how you rate the performance.[via HOT 97]Black Thought On Jimmy Fallon:[via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon] In what will easily go down as the best freestyle of 2017, and arguably of all-time in hip-hop history, The Roots’ Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter took a seat on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss his 10-minute session on Funkmaster Flex‘s HOT 97 radio program where he dropped straight, non-stop bars to the beat of Mobb Deep‘s “The Learning (Burn)” from the Queensbridge group’s 2001 Infamy album. He also explained the early beginnings of the group, and meeting drummer Questlove in school.Video of the performance has been trending on social media, with many fans and fellow artists dubbing it the greatest freestyle of all-time, giving further evidence to the ongoing debate of Black Thought’s G.O.A.T. status. The Philly MC tweeted about the freestyle, “That verse was just what I had to say at the moment.” Conversely (and not surprisingly), it has also incited comments from some race trolls thinking “black thought” was a type of philosophy and/or campaign, clearly showing their ignorance and unfamiliarity with the hip-hop legend. Never a dull moment with morons, is there?last_img read more

Battling stereotypes of Native Americans

first_imgWhen the news about the protest at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation against the Dakota Access Pipeline burst into the spotlight in 2016, Tristan Ahtone welcomed the chance for greater coverage of Native American issues.But soon Ahtone, a journalist and a member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma, grew dismayed at the way the media handled the stories about the first major indigenous protest since the 1973 Wounded Knee incident in South Dakota.Most media outlets, even the leading ones, Ahtone said, sidelined the central issues of tribal rights and the government’s responsibility in the Dakota pipeline dispute, and instead replicated old stereotypes by typecasting the protesters as warriors, victims, or magical creatures.“A lot of the stories focused on the prophecy of the black snake coming,” said Ahtone at a coffee shop near Harvard Yard. “Even the New York Times ran a story saying that hundreds of Native Americans on horseback, their faces painted, were coming out of their tepees to join the protest, like it was a John Ford movie.”A prize-winning journalist who has worked for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” National Public Radio, and Al Jazeera America, Ahtone is at work on a set of guidelines for fair and accurate coverage of Native American lives and stories, as part of his stint at Harvard as a Nieman Fellow. The Nieman Foundation chooses 24 journalists from around the world to come to Harvard for a year of academic study.Ahtone’s guidelines will be based on an internal manual that he developed as head of the tribal affairs desk at High Country News in Colorado, his last post before coming to Harvard, to help reporters avoid clichés, stereotypes, and racially insensitive terms when covering Indian lands and culture.He recommends, for example, identifying people by their specific tribes, nations, or communities rather than a catch-all phrase such as “Native American group” or “Native American tribe.” He also warns reporters not to fall into the trope of the white savior who attempts to explain or save indigenous communities, a concept common in popular culture, and to resist any temptation to use mythological creatures to explain complicated beliefs systems or problems. Among the terms to shun, he said, are “Bigfoot,” “deer woman,” “ghosts,” or “spirits.”Efforts to fight media stereotypes of indigenous people are not new. During Ahtone’s tenure as vice president of the Native American Journalists Association, the group published a list of terms that reporters should ditch, such as “vanishing culture,” “dying language,” “broken families,” “a warrior,” or “something ‘sacred.’” The list also includes “singing,” “dancing,” and “drumming.”“It seems that the only way reporters can deal with Native Americans is to make them fit into a narrative filled with stereotypes,” said Ahtone. “There isn’t a typical Native American, just like there isn’t a typical American. I’d love to see a television series, a movie, or a story about Native Americans doing a regular job. My community is made of regular people. My grandfather was a teacher, my father worked for the United Nations. Many of us don’t grow up in reservations.”,According to the U.S. Census, 2.9 million, or 1 percent, of the U.S. population is of American Indian and Alaska Native descent, and nearly 80 percent of those people live outside reservations, mostly in urban areas. Ahtone was born in Phoenix but grew up across the country, with a brief stint in Pakistan, where the U.N. sent his father to work with refugees.Stories about the Native American experience should go beyond platitudes of addiction, alcoholism, suicide, unemployment, and poverty, which perpetuate stereotypes of Native Americans as victims, said Ahtone. “I can’t believe news organizations are still sending reporters to Pine Ridge,” he said. “There are 567 tribes across the nation, and they still go to Pine Ridge to report the same old story of poverty and despair.”As a reporter, Ahtone wrote stories about the importance of tribal radio stations as a lifeline to their communities, the poise of Native American cowboys riding in Indian rodeos, and the contributions of Navajo and Seminole veterans and code talkers in World War II. He also reported on the difficulties of registering voters among Native Americans who live off the grid, and the opposition of the Tohono O’odham Nation to a government plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that spans their land.Ultimately, mainstream media need to be accountable for its seeming lack of interest in covering Native American issues on a regular basis and for not hiring more reporters and editors of color, Ahtone said.“If you want to embrace technology, you can also embrace diversity,” Ahtone said. “I’d like to see a newsroom that is representative of the United States, and I’d like to see media organizations committed to cover indigenous people’s struggles and contributions.”Ahtone is the fourth Native American Nieman Fellow, following Conroy Chino ’84, a member of the Acoma Pueblo of New Mexico; Tim Giago ’91, a member of the Ogala Lakota of South Dakota; and Jodi Rave Spotted Bear ’04, a member of the Mandan-Hidatsa, and Lakota.After his stint at Harvard, Ahtone plans to go back to Colorado and continue bringing to light the voices and stories of Native Americans. In a way, he sees his work as part of the endeavors of the Kiowa tribe to record their history, which included battles and peace treaties, and smallpox and cholera epidemics, from the 19th century Kiowa calendars and Kiowa drawings to the more contemporary Kiowa Six artists and photographer Horace Poolaw.“I come from a long line of people who have documented our time and our community,” Ahtone said. “My work is a continuation of their work. I’m not idealistic enough to think that I can change the world, but I know I’ll be doing my part if I keep doing what I do and help others do a better job in covering Indian Country.”Having more American Indian journalists in newsrooms would help foster understanding of indigenous communities, said Rave, executive director of the Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance.“People often like to describe Native people as invisible,” said Rave in an email. “We’re not invisible. If you look for us, we’re here. We have our own tribal governments, our own constitutions, our own police departments, our own land, our own hospitals, our own treaties with the United States, and so on. We have a rich and vibrant culture. An American Indian journalist typically understands all these issues and can accurately capture the nuances of the community.”last_img read more

Saint Mary’s provides update to ND’s return to in-person classes

first_imgIn response to Notre Dame’s announcement to restart in-person classes, interim vice president of student affairs Gloria Roldán Jenkins gave the Saint Mary’s student body updated information on how the decision affects the College.Though students are now allowed to go to Notre Dame’s campus, Jenkins asked that they only attend essential gatherings.“Even though ND’s campus will open on Sept. 2, we ask that students only go to the ND campus only for necessary activities like class, band practice and student organization meetings,” Jenkins said.The Sweep and Blinkie will resume service to accommodate students traveling across campuses.“Beginning Sept. 2, the Sweep will resume its normal schedule,” Jenkins said. “Blinkie will begin the ND loop on Sept. 4. The last run to the Grotto at ND is at 9 p.m.”In addition, students can eat meals at Notre Dame. Holy Cross will stay closed to visitors for the time being.“Because SMC students may be in ND classes, they may also begin taking meals at ND on September 2,“ Jenkins said.Jenkins advised students to stay on campus this weekend and not gather in groups of more than 15.“The College continues to require that informal social gatherings on campus be limited to 15 individuals,“ Jenkins said. “We also ask that you continue to refrain from going off campus and from attending parties. Please leave campus only for essential functions, and limit your time to what is necessary.“Jenkins also asked students to continue following health and safety protocols.“While ND’s decision is an encouraging sign, this is no time to relax our commitment to health and safety,“ Jenkins said. “We will continue to work with our tri-campus community to ensure that we maintain the rigorous standards we’ve established for our students, faculty, and staff.“Tags: COVID-19, Gloria Jenkins, in-person classes, Saint Mary’s College, University of Notre Damelast_img read more

Happy Fourth of July From BRO!

first_imgFireworksHooray America!last_img