Pistons Gun Down The Nets, 98-93

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Pistons and Nets were both out of gas by the end of the Jan. 10 night game. Detroit was just able to coast a little further.Playing for the fourth time in five nights, the Pistons put together an 8-0 run in the final three minutes to beat the Nets 98-93. The Nets, who were in action for the fifth time in seven days, had two key turnovers in that stretch.“Those are the type of games that get people talking about changing the NBA schedule,” said Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy.“We didn’t have any energy and neither did they, and this is the kind of game you get in that situation. You just keep trying to get good shots and hope something goes in, even though you don’t have any legs, and you keep working on defense.”Detroit’s confidence also may have helped down the stretch, something that would have been hard to imagine a month ago. The Pistons have won eight of nine since releasing Josh Smith after a December loss to the Nets, while Brooklyn has lost five in a row.“We played good defense, but we had 10 turnovers in the second half,” said Nets coach Lionel Hollins. “Every game, the turnovers are hurting us and the missed shots are hurting us. We had shots tonight that would have put us ahead or further ahead, and we couldn’t hit them.”Brandon Jennings had 20 points despite going scoreless in the first half, and Detroit also got 16 points and 17 rebounds from Greg Monroe and 14 points and nine boards from Andre Drummond.Joe Johnson led the Nets with 17 points, while Brook Lopez had 11 points and 15 rebounds.The Pistons set a franchise-record with 43 3-point attempts in a Jan. 9 106-103 loss to Atlanta. The previous high was 33. And it didn’t take long for the Jan. 10 game to turn into an outside-shooting duel.The teams combined to go 10-for-33 from outside the arc in the first half, which ended at 47-47. Johnson and Kyle Singler both went 3-for-4 on threes in the half, while the rest of their teammates struggled.“There was a little bit of trying to get a rhythm and a flow, but I thought we hit our stride in the fourth quarter,” Singler said. “This was big, because Coach told us after last night that we weren’t going to fall back into losing a game and going backward.”Jennings scored 13 points in the third, but the Pistons still needed a buzzer-beating dunk by Drummond to take a 74-69 lead into the fourth.With both teams continuing to bomb away from outside with little success, the game remained close until the Pistons turned a pair of turnovers into fast-break baskets. Jennings then hit a 3-pointer to make it 91-84 with 2:30 to play.Mason Plumlee was called for a charge at the other end, and Greg Monroe’s layup gave Detroit a nine-point lead, its biggest of the game. After that, the only excitement was Lopez’s late 3-pointer — the first of his 369-game career.“We gave ourselves an opportunity, and we just have to keep going,” Lopez said. “We know what this league is like.”last_img read more

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a month agoEverton boss Marco Silva annoyed after Bournemouth loss

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva annoyed after Bournemouth lossby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva was annoyed with his defence in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Bournemouth.Callum Wilson stole the show with a barnstorming double at Vitality Stadium, which was sandwiched in between goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ryan Fraser.”It’s a disappointing result, of course. We didn’t deserve more after the mistakes,” admitted Silva. “We conceded the three goals so easy. I don’t want to take away the credit from Bournemouth but it was our fault. We had good offensive moments in the game but the way we conceded the goals made a big impact.”We reacted well to their first goal. We started the second half doing what we planned, creating dangerous chances around their box but then they scored from one mistake from a set piece and were clinical.”We have to become again that solid team that we were towards the end of last season and at the start of the season when we had 10 clean sheets in 13 games. We created chances and should have scored more but when you defend like that you are not going to win the game.”It was a lack of focus. We addressed these type of moments last season. We were solid at the start of this season and we need to be more solid again. It’s something we must address as fast as we can. We’ve been a solid team before and I don’t see any reasons why we can’t be again.”Last season we improved our away form from the season before but we want to do better than that. We created problems for them, created spaces but conceding goals like that makes you lose confidence.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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JUTC to Provide Free Internet Service on Public Passenger Buses

first_imgStory Highlights They will also feature backup batteries that will be activated in the event that technical issues arising interrupt the vehicles’ power supply. Beginning December 2018, commuters will have free access to the Internet when travelling on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses. The devices will create a Vehicle Area Network (VAN) that enables commuters to access LTE/4G service inside and immediately outside the buses. This facility will be able to accommodate up to 100 mobile devices per vehicle. Beginning December 2018, commuters will have free access to the Internet when travelling on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses.This will be facilitated through the installation of mobile gateway devices on approximately 450 buses to provide Wi-Fi connectivity.The devices will create a Vehicle Area Network (VAN) that enables commuters to access LTE/4G service inside and immediately outside the buses. This facility will be able to accommodate up to 100 mobile devices per vehicle.The mobile gateways will be remotely managed and are deemed sturdy enough to withstand the buses’ rigorous movements.They will also feature backup batteries that will be activated in the event that technical issues arising interrupt the vehicles’ power supply.In addition, there will be constant monitoring to prevent the streaming of explicit content.An agreement formalising this arrangement was signed at the Science, Energy and Technology Ministry in New Kingston on March 7.The signatories included Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley; Chief Executive Officer of Growth Tech Limited, which will spearhead the project’s implementation, Neil Lawrence; and Managing Director, JUTC, Paul Abrahams.In his remarks, Dr. Wheatley said the partnership supports the Government’s mandate of increasing Internet connectivity islandwide and building a truly knowledge-based society.He noted the initiative complements engagements such as the Tablets in Schools Programme, zero-rating of all government websites, and the provision of community access points (CAPs) across Jamaica.The Minister said 300 CAPs are now in operation and five public Wi-Fi spaces established in Kingston and St. Andrew, Manchester, and St. Elizabeth have been commissioned into service.“We are still looking to go into other rural town centres, such as Annotto Bay, Port Antonio and Brown’s Town,” he indicated.For his part, Mr. Abrahams said the Wi-Fi service is expected to increase the JUTC’s ridership in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) and contribute to boosting the company’s revenue.“This service will allow all passengers with a smartphone to have access to basic Internet connection (so they can) browse, check, send emails and access WhatsApp (messaging). This is at no cost to the commuter, no cost to the JUTC,” he said.In his remarks, Mr. Lawrence said Growth Tech Limited’s vision is to eventually see data service manifested in Jamaica like oxygen, accessible to everyone, everywhere.He said a “sizeable number” of Jamaicans who travel on JUTC own smartphones, but are unable to leverage data service on the go as much as they desire.“Our platform provides an exclusive communication bridge between business entities of any size and thousands of commuters, prospective commuters, travelling on the JUTC on a daily basis, as products and services will be presented in the form of mobile advertisements when connecting to the Wi-Fi,” he said.Mr. Lawrence said a pilot will be implemented prior to the full roll-out by the end of the year.Growth Tech Limited is a technological company that was conceptualised in 2016. The entity was formalised in 2017 with the goal of installing Wi-Fi services in public transportation units as well as high-traffic locations.last_img read more

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Spain vs Argentina Messi out injured

first_imgArgentina have announced that Lionel Messi will not be participating in their upcoming international friendly against Spain after suffering another injury setback, according to 101GreatGoalsThe Argentina captain was notably absent from the side in their 2-0 over Italy at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Friday night with an adductor problem.Messi had resumed training with the rest of the national side at Real Madrid’s training ground, at the beginning of this week, for Argentina friendly against Spain at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.However, the 30 year-old has now suffered a further setback and Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has decided that it is not worth risking his captain in a friendly and has withdrawn Messi from the final squad.Other notable absentees for Argentina are Angel Di Maria, who is injured himself, and Serie A duo Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi, who were not called up by Sampaoli for the national side.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Manchester City’s David Silva will be absent for Spain due to personal reasons, while Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso is expected to make his international debut for Spain.last_img read more

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Di Francesco happy with the attitude shown against Liverpool

first_imgAS Roma were just one goal from forcing an extra-time at home against Liverpool but at the end, they were eliminated – but Eusebio Di Francesco insisted that the attitude shown by his players sent a great message.The Italian coach believes that the fighting spirit that his players showed is a great example of the way they should be doing things at the club in future – but now, they have to focus on their upcoming game against Cagliari.The former Sassuolo coach spoke about his side’s upcoming game as he said, according to Calcio Mercato:Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“We’ve got many things to assess for the line-up against Cagliari. I’ll decide between today and tomorrow. Strootman, Perotti and Defrel are definitely ruled out.”“It’s going to be a tough game over there, as they’ve just come off a two-day training camp. We’re expecting a real battle, but we have to go into it playing to our strengths and showing our football.”“The team showed great identity in the game on Wednesday, which is fundamental for a project like Roma’s. It was emotional for me to see the unity and will to win from the Giallorossi players and fans that evening.”last_img read more

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Wilmingtons Jack Buckley Appointed Police Chief In Medford

first_imgMEDFORD, MA — Medford Mayor Stephanie M. Burke recently announced the appointment of Detective Lieutenant John D. “Jack” Buckley as the City of Medford’s new Chief of Police.Buckley’s role as Chief follows 20 years of committed service to public safety and an uncompromised devotion to the citizens of Medford. Having been sworn in as a Patrol Officer in 1998, Lieutenant Buckley served as a Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and most recently a Detective Lieutenant.“I am pleased to appoint and welcome Lieutenant Buckley to his new role as Chief of Police,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “At the completion of a selection process that included, for the first time, an assessment center, I am impressed with the quality of candidates for the position of Police Chief. That is why I am proud to appoint Lieutenant Buckley as Chief. From this pool of outstanding candidates, he proved himself to be exceptionally qualified to serve and lead the police department. I admire his commitment to ethics, discipline and hard work, which has been demonstrated in every rank he has served. He is well respected in the community and the department.”“I am deeply honored to be named as the next Chief of Police and to follow in the footsteps of Chief Sacco. I want to thank Mayor Burke for her trust and commitment to public safety,” said Lieutenant Jack Buckley. “Under my leadership, the focus of the Medford Police Department will continue to be to strengthen trust, confidence and maintain a partnership with all members of the community. I will uphold the commitment the City has made toward diversity and inclusivity. I hold the men and women of the Department in high esteem and look forward to working alongside them to serve all.”Buckley shared several goals he hopes to bring to the department such as, establishing a new mission statement, appointing a Hate Crime Officer and augmenting diversity within the department by developing a formal recruiting effort to teach potential candidates the Civil Service process.“I am confident that Lieutenant Buckley is prepared and committed to carry forward the work of retired Chief Sacco and forge relations with our growing diverse population as Chief of Police,” said Neil Osborne, Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “The City’s Chief of Police plays a critical role in fulfilling a promise that Medford is a welcoming City to all.”Lieutenant Buckley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Curry College. He is the devoted husband to Dawn Buckley and the proud dad of Allyson and Sara.“We are thoroughly appreciative of all candidates who participated in the assessment center as well as the interviews that took place last week. We thank them for their commitment to public safety and their continued service in the City of Medford,” added Burke.A formal swearing in ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 19th at 6 p.m. in the Howard Alden Memorial Chambers.Jack Buckley(NOTE: The above press release is from the Medford Mayor’s Office.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMedford Police Officer Jason Montalbano, of Wilmington, Lauded For Saving Man’s LifeIn “Police Log”Lt. Brian Pupa Named Wilmington Deputy Police ChiefIn “Police Log”Joe Desmond Appointed Permanent Wilmington Police ChiefIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Trump not shifting US embassy to Jerusalem this year

first_imgUS President Donald Trump departs following a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former Senator Bob Dole at the US Capitol in Washington. Photo: ReutersPresident Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then.Reversing decades of US policy, Trump in early December recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and set in motion the process of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last month the embassy move was “probably no earlier than three years out, and that’s pretty ambitious,” a timeframe that administration officials have attributed to the logistics of finding and securing a site as well as arranging housing for diplomats.Jerusalem is home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed in a move not recognized internationally, as the capital of their future state.Netanyahu, according to Israeli reporters traveling with him on a trip to India, said on Wednesday: “My solid assessment is that it will go much faster than you think – within a year from now.”Asked about Netanyahu’s comment, Trump told Reuters in an interview that was not the case. “By the end of the year? We’re talking about different scenarios – I mean obviously that would be on a temporary basis. We’re not really looking at that. That’s no.“Trump – whose decision on the embassy move fulfilled a campaign pledge – promised, however, that it would be a “a beautiful embassy but not one that costs $1.2 billion,” referring to what he says was the cost of the new US embassy in London.Trump last week canceled a trip to London to open the new diplomatic mission, blaming his White House predecessor Barack Obama for selling off the old one for “peanuts” in a bad deal.He acknowledged that the embassy move in Britain was agreed under former President George W. Bush but said it was built under Obama and “came out tremendously over budget.”last_img read more

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Study shows songbird prefers singing in harmonic series similar to humans

first_img Citation: Study shows songbird prefers singing in harmonic series similar to humans (2014, November 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-11-songbird-harmonic-series-similar-humans.html More information: Emily L. Doolittle, Bruno Gingras, Dominik M. Endres, W. Tecumseh Fitch. Overtone-based pitch selection in hermit thrush song: Unexpected convergence with scale construction in human music.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). November 2014. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1406023111 AbstractMany human musical scales, including the diatonic major scale prevalent in Western music, are built partially or entirely from intervals (ratios between adjacent frequencies) corresponding to small-integer proportions drawn from the harmonic series. Scientists have long debated the extent to which principles of scale generation in human music are biologically or culturally determined. Data from animal “song” may provide new insights into this discussion. Here, by examining pitch relationships using both a simple linear regression model and a Bayesian generative model, we show that most songs of the hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus) favor simple frequency ratios derived from the harmonic (or overtone) series. Furthermore, we show that this frequency selection results not from physical constraints governing peripheral production mechanisms but from active selection at a central level. These data provide the most rigorous empirical evidence to date of a bird song that makes use of the same mathematical principles that underlie Western and many non-Western musical scales, demonstrating surprising convergence between human and animal “song cultures.” Although there is no evidence that the songs of most bird species follow the overtone series, our findings add to a small but growing body of research showing that a preference for small-integer frequency ratios is not unique to humans. These findings thus have important implications for current debates about the origins of human musical systems and may call for a reevaluation of existing theories of musical consonance based on specific human vocal characteristics.Press release (Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from Germany, the U.S. and Austria has found that male hermit thrush appear to sing following a harmonic series similar to the way humans produce music. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they studied bird songs recorded by various people over the past half century and then compared the way the birds sang to the way people create music. Hermit Trush. Credit: Daniel Berganza/Wikimedia This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Male songbirds don’t have to be studs to find a matecenter_img When human beings create music, whether it’s singing, or using instruments, we tend to follow a harmonic series, which is where notes that follow a base note are multiples of that base note—doubles, triples, etc. Generally an entire piece of music is made from the notes that belong to scales based on a particular note—the C Major scale, for example, starts with the note C, and the music for such a scale would generally be in the key of C. In this new effort, the researchers have found that at least one species of songbird adheres to roughly the same set of rules when creating and performing its songs—which would make it the first time any other animal besides humans have been found to do so.The researchers discovered this unique attribute of the male hermit thrush by analyzing song samples found in Ohio State’s Borror Laboratory—researchers there have been collecting audio samples for the past fifty years. All told, they looked at 71 different songs made by 14 individual males. They found that 57 of those songs, when analyzed mathematically, followed a harmonic series—a much higher percentage than can be attributable to chance. They also noted that only 5 percent of the songs consisted of what appeared to be random noise making.The researchers noted that the anatomy of the songbirds’ throat clearly allows for playing a far wider range of notes, thus, the birds appear to be choosing notes from a particular scale when singing their songs, allowing them, like us humans to remain on key. This suggests, they add, that song-making in humans is likely more biological than due to custom. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Explore further © 2014 Phys.orglast_img read more

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