A century of making society better

first_img Related Despite the progress made in literacy, high school graduation rates, and access to higher education in recent decades, Long warned that there is still much more work to do to overcome pressing challenges such as the achievement gap, lack of access to high-quality early childhood education, and insufficient and inequitable education funding. And yet, there are reasons to be hopeful, she said, pointing at the School’s long history of contributions in areas such as research, leadership, global partnerships, and teaching.The Ed School offers 13 master’s programs, two doctoral programs — the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.), and the Doctor of Education in Leadership (Ed.L.D.) — and nearly 100 programs in professional education that draw more than 9,500 educators around the world each year.“While there is so much for HGSE to be proud of, our work is most certainly not done,” said Long. “We know the stakes are incredibly high and the focus of improving education could not be more important. But this is also a time of hope and possibility, and I believe that together, we are poised to bring about important change in education.” For Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies, education is a battleground where many social and political issues converge.“As a political scientist, education is a major source of stratification within politics, in particular when it comes to civic participation,” said Gay. “Education is also the major driver of how informed people can be when they engage in politics and their ability to align their values to the political choices as they’re presented to them.”Michelle Williams, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, spoke about the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program, a joint initiative of her School, the Kennedy School, and the Ed School, as an example of a successful collaboration that is making an impact beyond the classroom.“This is a mature and robust program with real connection to leaders in ministries of health, ministries of finance, and ministries of education,” said Williams. “But we also found an opportunity to further enrich the educational experience of our students by creating platforms for them to join with ministers, go back into the field, and work on real-time problem solving. We couldn’t ask for a better vehicle for continuing education for a generation of leaders and the generation of next leaders.” In a group interview, Brown-Nagin, Gay, Long, and Williams recall their role models and describe the complexities of leading their Schools Educational programs promote and guide interactions that foster children’s literacy development The Muppets come to Harvardcenter_img Learning apps for parents that help kids Margot Stern Strom co-developed a curriculum on the Holocaust for elementary students that is now used in schools in more than 200 countries. Geoffrey Canada ran the Harlem Children’s Zone to tackle poverty and the achievement gap. Ruth Wong Hie-King served as director of the National Institute of Education in her native Singapore, helping transform the teaching profession in that country.The stories of Strom, C.A.S. ’77, Canada, Ed.M.’75, and Wong, Ed.D. ’62, all graduates of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), were highlighted Thursday afternoon by Bridget Terry Long, dean of the Ed School, as examples of the kind of impact alumni have had around the world.Long, the Saris Professor of Education and Economics, spoke before a packed room at Askwith Hall at the panel of five Harvard deans called “Why Education Matters,” which kicked off the festivities to mark the School’s Centennial.“These are stories of hope,” said Long in her opening remarks. “They are evidence that we can change the world, that we can advance equity, and that we can create high-quality educational opportunities for all.”In his talk, Harvard President Larry Bacow offered a more personal take, reminding the audience that training individual educators has a ripple effect.“The Ed School is a special place to so many people in this room because it has touched so many lives, and I’m one of those lives the school has touched,” said Bacow, who spent three years at the Ed School, between 2011 and 2014, as President-in-Residence after leaving the helm of Tufts and before moving into Massachusetts Hall in 2018.He said that his time at the School “gave me an opportunity to do something all of us need to do more, which I came to understand and appreciate, and is absolutely essential to what the Ed School does for so many professionals, and that was to reflect on my own practice about what it meant to be a university leader. Little did I realize back then that I would have an opportunity to reflect once again on those lessons in a new job, which I now find myself in,” said Bacow as the audience broke into laughter.,Founded in 1920, the Ed School’s first graduate class had 64 students. Now, it attracts more than 900 students every year, and nearly 30,000 of its alumni work in schools, nonprofits, and government agencies worldwide. More than 80 percent of the School’s faculty identify as women or people of color, said Long.“Together, we are an innovative, impact-focused professional school that recognizes the urgency of driving change in education,” Long said. “Here, 100 years after our founding, HGSE is the preeminent school of education in the world — we are proud, vibrant, and ambitious, with the shared mission of improving the world through education,”During the session, leaders from across the University reflected on the intersection of education, public health, business, government, and humanities; the partnerships among Harvard’s Schools to advance education; and the challenges ahead.Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria spoke about the need for industry executives to receive broad-based training to become effective managers.“Business leaders must have the competence to make wise, thoughtful decisions that other people will trust, but they also must have the character to comport themselves in ways that those decisions are seen to be for the betterment of others rather than themselves,” said Nohria, the George F. Baker Professor of Administration.Douglas W. Elmendorf, dean of the Harvard Kennedy School and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, said that civic leaders and public servants reap similar necessary benefits.“There is just no doubt from my own years of service in the government that the skills, the habits, the knowledge, the character we can help build in our young students and in the current leaders who come back for executive education makes them more effective at advancing social good,” said Elmendorf. “While there is so much for HGSE to be proud of, our work is most certainly not done. We know the stakes are incredibly high and the focus of improving education could not be more important.” — Dean Bridget Terry Long Celebration at Sanders marks the show’s 50th anniversary and its long collaboration with the College Four deans, and their journeyslast_img read more

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5 Ways the Government Shutdown is Affecting Outdoor Recreation in Southern Appalachia

first_imgFor the fist time since the fall of 2013, America is in the throes of a dreaded government shutdown. Turn on cable news or rifle through your Facebook feed, and you’ll quickly be reminded of the type of partisan hysteria that ensues during a hugely consequential political stunt like the one we are currently facing.While both the Democrats and the Republicans are busy pointing the finger of blame directly at the face of their nearest partisan counterpart, folks in real world—folks who love to hike, climb, mountain bike, fly fish and otherwise enjoy our outdoor rich region’s vast network of public lands—are wondering how this shutdown will affect places like Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks,  the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, and the Blue Ridge Parkway that connects all of them.Here’s what you need to know about public lands and the government shutdown in a nutshell.1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park will remain open. Sort of. According the Knoxville News Sentinel, the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Park, which draws more annual visitors than any other park in the country, will strive to keep roads and trails accessible, but don’t count on any NPS employees being around if you should need them. Park restrooms, campgrounds, and visitor centers that are normally open during the winter months with be shuttered and no backcountry camping permits will be issued.2. Certain parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed. While you can still drive on the parkway during this latest government shutdown, certain parts that were closed due to recent snow and ice storms will not be reopened until our staggering legislature gets its collective act together. Services and facilities such as bathroom and visitor centers will also be closed along the parkway. According to NPS, which administers the famous byway, access to various sections of the parkway may change without notice.3. What about Shenandoah? According to a local news station out of Roanoke, Virginia, Shenadoah National Park will also be affected by the shutdown, as a recording from park headquarters in Luray said visitors can go to the park at their own risk, but no park rangers will be on site to assist if there is an emergency.4. Skyline DriveAlso managed under the auspices of NPS, Skyline Drive will remain open for the foreseeable future.5. Pisgah and Nantahala National ForestsTogether, these two national forests comprise more than one million acres of the western North Carolina mountains and provide the bulk of the region’s outdoor recreation opportunities. Luckily, the feds aren’t trying to keep people off of this beloved swath of public land, but they are shutting down the bathrooms and visitor centers. According to the Asheville Citizen Times, only essential forest service employees such as law enforcement and firefighters will remain on the USFS payroll during the shutdown.last_img read more

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Gallion man denied bail for stealing female underwear

first_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNews Gallion man denied bail for stealing female underwear by: – December 29, 2011 Sharecenter_img Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comSteven Jno. Baptiste of Gallion was on Thursday denied bail by Magistrate Candia Carette-George for theft of a female’s underwear at Soufriere as well as charged with contravening a protection order.According to the facts presented at Court, the Defendant on “the 26th of December, 2011 at Soufriere, did steal one yellow panty and contravene a protection order dated 23rd June, 2011” contrary to the laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica, which he pleaded not guilty to.Police Prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes objected to bail on the grounds that the Defendant continues to interfere with the complainant despite the protection order as well as to prevent the Defendant from potentially causing harm to the complainant.Magistrate Candia Carette-George told the Defendant that bail has been denied based on the alleged threat to the complainant. He was remanded in custody and will return on the 5th of January, 2012 when his bail application will be revisited.The trial date has been scheduled for the 25th of January, 2012.Meantime four men; Alton Eusebe of La Plaine, Sharmane Peter of Goodwill, Marvin Roberts of Mahaut and Mandella Gordon of Goodwill who were jointly charged on last week Friday for six firearm and controlled drug related charges will have to spend another week at the State’s Prison.Their application for bail was denied last week despite strong arguments presented by their attorneys on the grounds so as to allow the investigating officers time to carry out their investigations into the matter.They have therefore been remanded at the Dominica State’s Prison until the 5th of January, 2012 when their application for bail will be revisited.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Clippers chase Celtics from the start, but can’t catch up in loss

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousBoston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, of Germany, and guard Jaylen Brown, right, go after a rebound along with Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis #27 fouls LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell #5 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 gets past Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes #46 Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris #13 asndf Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum #0 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBoston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown #7 goes to the hoop against LA Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell #0 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Wesley Johnson #33 gets past Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris #13 for a layup in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis #27 goes up to block a shot by LA Clippers forward Sam Dekker #7 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell #5 gets past Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier #12 for a dunk in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard Lou Williams #23 stops and pops from the outside in the fist quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell #0 dives past Boston Celtics guard Shane Larkin #8 for the ball in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Sam Dekker #7 goes up for a shot against LA Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell #0 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 reacts to being called for a foul in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 is blocked by Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris #13 and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving #11 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell #5 dunks the ball in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Sam Dekker, right, shoots as Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, left, and guard Kyrie Irving, right, reach in on Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell, right, dives for a loose ball along with Boston Celtics guard Shane Larkin during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, right, steals the ball away from Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic, of Serbia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown #7 shoots over LA Clippers forward Wesley Johnson #33 in the second half. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown #7 can’t get the ball from LA Clippers forward Wesley Johnson #33 and LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 in the second half. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers shouts to players in the second half. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard Lou Williams #23 and LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 have a word with the official in the 2nd half. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Celtics guard Shane Larkin #8 steps out of bounds and into the hands of LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers in the 2nd half. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier #12 drives the lane against LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 in the 2nd half. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 does not protest being called for a foul in the 2nd half. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum #0 is blocked by LA Clippers forward Wesley Johnson #33 in the 2nd half. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum #0 is blocked by LA Clippers forward Wesley Johnson #33 in the 2nd half. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 goes for a layup against Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis #27 in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Boston Celtics 113-102 in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Sam Dekker #7 is blocked by Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum #0 under the hoop in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, right, compete for a rebound along with Celtics forward Daniel Theis, second from left, of Germany, and Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown right, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell go after a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, shoots as Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, of Germany, defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, of Germany, and Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell go after a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, left, shoots as Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, of Germany, and guard Jaylen Brown, right, go after a rebound along with Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Celtics won 113-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis #27 fouls LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell #5 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 41Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis #27 fouls LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell #5 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Boston Celtics in a regular season NBA matchup in Los Angeles, CA 1/025/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Clippers looked more like themselves Wednesday. Kinda. Sorta.DeAndre Jordan returned to their lineup after a five-game absence because of a sprained left ankle, the first games his missed because of an injury during his 10-season career. He also entered their record book by tying Randy Smith for the most games played with 715.But, instead of being energized by the 6-foot-11 center’s return, the Clippers seemed locked in a 48-minute slow-motion loop. They were a step behind the Boston Celtics all night, unable to play catch-up when it mattered most before falling 113-102 at Staples Center.Related Articles “They executed on every point they wanted to and we just did a poor job of slowing them down,” Blake Griffin said of the faster and more efficient Celtics. “You have to give them credit for the way they played, but we have to be better.”Boston got ahead and stayed there, building a double-digit lead in the third quarter and maintaining it in the fourth. Kyrie Irving scored a team-leading 20 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists for the Celtics, who ended a four-game losing streak. Jayson Tatum added 18 points.Lou Williams couldn’t save the Clippers, who lost their third in a row.No one could.“We didn’t play with energy,” Williams said. “We just got our (tails) kicked tonight.” Clippers center DeAndre Jordan enters the franchise’s record book center_img Williams scored 20 points on 6-for-18 shooting, the 10th consecutive game he’s scored 20 points or more in a reserve role, the longest streak by an active player in the NBA. Blake Griffin scored 23 points and Jordan had 15 points and 14 rebounds in his first game since he was injured Jan. 11.“I thought he looked OK,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of Jordan. “He wasn’t explosive. He had a couple of dunks, but you could just see he was ready to play, but he clearly wasn’t 100 percent. He didn’t roll a lot, which is part of our offensive package. He didn’t get behind the defense a lot.“I was happy to have him on the floor.”The Clippers went to Jordan right from the start.So did the Celtics.Boston’s Hack-A-D.J. began late in the first quarter, which might or might not have been a record for the earliest start to the intentional fouling this season. Or any other. Jordan made only 7 of 13 free throws, so maybe Celtics coach Brad Stevens was on to something.There were few signs of rust in the other, more polished aspects of Jordan’s game after his layoff, however. He shifted into beast mode in the paint in the early going, converting lobs for dunks and pulling down rebounds at will against the short-handed Celtics.Boston played without Al Horford, who was elbowed in the head during the Celtics’ loss to the Lakers on Tuesday and held out for precautionary measures. Stevens said tests indicated Horford did not suffer a concussion, but the Celtics wished to err on the side of caution.The Celtics also were without guard Marcus Smart, who suffered a laceration on his hand while in his hotel room. Stevens said the Celtics were looking into the incident, which resulted in a trip to the hospital and an unknown number of stitches, and couldn’t provide further details.In the end, it didn’t matter that neither played.The Celtics were good enough without them.“I thought for the first time in a while our guys got despondent by their ball movement and their attack,” Rivers said. “They have so many athletes. They were really, like, targeting some of our guys with their foot speed. Offensively, we were average, too, (Wednesday).“Give them credit. You knew how they were going to come out after losing (Tuesday) night.” The fighting spirit that characterized their play recently, including while they went 3-2 during Jordan’s absence, was missing. Their shooting suffered and their defense did, too. The more they searched for answers, the more they seemed to suffer.last_img read more

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Haitian Migrants Apprehended

first_img#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetingcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, Bahamas, December 24, 2016 –  A total of 99 Haitian migrants were taken to the Carmichael Road Detention Center after they were apprehended in the central Bahamas by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Saturday afternoon.  Patrol craft HMBS P- 49, under the command of Acting Sub Lieutenant Owen Sands, apprehended a 40-ft wooden sloop at 3:00 pm approximately 4 miles west of Hawksbill Rock, in the southern Exuma chain.   Defence Force Marines discovered the migrants –77 males and 22 females– onboard the sloop.   They arrived at the Coral Harbour Base early Christmas morning.The migrants were turned over to Immigration officials upon their arrival for further processing.  The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to protecting the territorial borders of The Bahamas. Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Okazaki is unsure of his future with Leicester

first_imgThe Japanese forward has reportedly been targeted by multiple English Premier League clubs, but he rejected Huddersfield bid.Shinji Okazaki joined Leicester City in 2015, but he has been targeted recently by different English Premier League clubs.And he has come out to say he’s unsure if he wants to continue with the Foxes or leave.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“It’s up to Leicester. Right now, I don’t know whether they need me or not,” he told Kyodo News.“Of course, (playing for) a team that wants me would be ideal,” Okazaki said, after being left out of the squad for Leicester’s 2-1 loss to visiting Southampton on Saturday.”“I can’t feel satisfied as a player. After three-and-a-half years, maybe it’s time to move on. I have no intention of quarreling with the team, but I will make my feelings known,” he added.last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Nicole Rosania Named To Deans List At Fairfield University

first_imgFAIRFIELD, CT — Nicole Rosania, of Wilmington, recently received Dean’s List Honors for the Spring 2018 semester at Fairfield University.In order to be placed on the Dean’s List, students must have completed a minimum of 13 credit hours in a semester, have no outstanding or incomplete grades for that semester, and have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Fairfield University.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Nicole Rosania Named To Dean’s List At Fairfield UniversityIn “Education”Wilmington’s Rosania Named To Dean’s List At Fairfield UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

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