Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ UP NEXTJazz: Host Cleveland on Friday.Clippers: Host Golden State on Friday. LA won the first matchup 121-116 in overtime on Nov. 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mitchell, coming off Western Conference player of the week honors, has averaged 30.3 points over his last six games.The Jazz are 8-2 in their last 10, matching Golden State’s record as the best in the West over that stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Nothing’s different. We’re just a bit more focused,” Mitchell said. “We didn’t overreact at the beginning of the year. We just knew if we kept being persistent and doing what we do, there’d be no problem.”Jae Crowder added 23 points, Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 22 rebounds for his 37th double-double of the season and Kyle Korver had 19 points for the Jazz, who had six players in double figures. Utah shot 51 percent from the floor. LeBron James misses Lakers road trip, to return to practice next week Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES— After going 9-12 through the first two months of the season, the Utah Jazz are moving up.Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points in Utah’s 129-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night for its first five-game winning streak of the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ “Our defense was just god-awful,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “That just can’t happen.”Leading by 16 to start the fourth, Utah got three consecutive 3-pointers, two by Korver and one by Mitchell, to go up 104-81.Lou Williams scored 10 of the Clippers’ next 13 points to draw them to 107-92.The Jazz made 30 of 37 free throws, while the Clippers were 9 of 14.“We’ve been playing pretty good defense and haven’t shot the ball as well as we want to and tonight we shot it really well,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “Guys were moving the ball and sharing it and finding the open man.”ADVERTISEMENT Williams finished with 23 points off the bench to lead the Clippers, who have lost four straight for the second time this season. Tobias Harris added 17 points and Avery Bradley 15 points.“We had some slippage,” Williams said. “Everybody goes through their ruts. You take your lumps and get ready for the next one.”Los Angeles rallied in the second, getting within one on a 3-pointer by Bradley. But Utah answered with an 8-2 run to go into halftime leading 56-49.TIP-INSJazz: They improved to 8-7 on the road against Western Conference teams. … The lineup of Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Joe Ingles, Favors and Gobert improved to 4-0 together.Clippers: Rivers got a technical early in the fourth. … They also dropped four straight from Dec. 11-17.BIG BLOCKGeorges Niang came up with a huge block of Patrick Beverley at the net early in the second.“It might be the play of the year, so far. I didn’t think he was going to get it,” said O’Neale, who turned and asked Niang if he surprised himself.“I did, I did,” Niang replied. “I thought I was going to get the backboard but then I got the ball.” View comments
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have about 395 acres of corn left to go and 78 acres of beans. That acreage of beans isn’t much but it is four different farms and seven different fields and we’ll be taking the header on and off quite a bit to do that. It is slower running the corn now too. There is more corn down and wet conditions. We can only haul a couple of dumps on the grain cart so the combine is waiting for the grain cart some. You’re limited to where you can put the trucks and it all adds layers of challenges when you get wet conditions like this.We are hoping we don’t get too much rain today and we don’t get snow on the corn. If we are lucky enough, we’ll be able to go Wednesday and maybe Thursday. We are hoping we don’t get snow because it is no fun to clean out the inside of a combine.We are also concerned about if we can get the beans down to a moisture we can handle. We don’t really have the capability of getting them through our dryer, at least until we get the corn done. That will make it more of a challenge. We’ll just have to see what we’re given and go from there.There is still some corn around. I saw some people finished up Friday. Unfortunately I had some more combine problems. They had been haunting us all season. We also had some dryer problems. I think I finally spent enough time tearing things apart to get that fixed too.The cover crops are done. It is too late to plant any more. We are getting ready to inventory those for next summer.We’re typically done before Thanksgiving. With the way the weather forecasts are, it looks like it will be a challenge in the next week or so to get a whole lot done.
Four single-family homes earned awards at the National Association of Home Builders’ National Green Building Conference, held this month in Raleigh, North Carolina. The builder and designer of one of the homes, which won in the affordable/custom category, provided GBA with a few details about its construction and materials.Called The Cottage, the 1900-sq.-ft. house, completed in May 2009, earned an Emerald rating based on NAHB’s National Green Building Standard. The project builder, JR Construction Building & Design, based in Petoskey, Indiana, where the two-bedroom/two-and-a-half-bath house is located, says it is the company’s first green home and among the first single-family houses in the country to earn an Emerald rating.A performance guaranteeThe foundation was insulated to R-20, the walls to R-24, and the roof to R-40. The project includes a ground-source heat pump that, the builder says, is designed to operate with a coefficient of performance (COP) of 5. A manifold plumbing system also was installed to help conserve water and reduce heat loss. The house landed a HERS index rating of just under 40. JR Construction was confident enough in the home’s owner-occupied performance to guarantee coverage of its heating and cooling costs in excess of $59 a month.Other features were aimed at increasing the home’s durability (50-year siding, and standing-seam metal roofs on the front and back porches) and its use of sustainable materials (sustainably harvested ipe for decking, and bamboo for interior flooring).Other award winnersIn all, 15 builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals were honored at the National Green Building Conference, including those responsible for three other single-family projects: Charityworks Greenhouse, a custom/luxury home designed by Washington, D.C.-based Cunningham| Quill Architects; Model NOMG4, a production/luxury home in Marietta, Georgia, built by New World Home; and Rosewood Hills, a production/affordable project built by Mungo Construction of Columbia, South Carolina.Awards also went to multifamily projects Circle at Concord Mills in Concord, North Carolina (developed by Crescent Resources, which won in the luxury category); the Wingate Manor apartment complex in Shiloh, Illinois (Gundaker Commercial Group, in the affordable category); and the Fishhawk Ranch residential subdivision in Lithia, Florida (Newland Communities, which took the Green Development of the Year award).Among advocacy-award winners, remodeler Philip Beere of Green Street Development in Phoenix took the Green Remodeling Project of the Year and Green Remodeling Advocate of the Year awards; builder and GBA Advisor Michael Chandler, of Chandler Design-Build, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was honored as the Builder Advocate of the Year; Pardee Homes of Los Angeles was named Corporate Advocate of the Year; and Individual Advocate of the Year honors went to John Barrows of Wainscott, New York.The State/Local Government Advocate of the Year award went to Platte County, Missouri, for its innovative green incentive programs, NAHB says. The Home Builders Association of Delaware Green Building Council was named the New Green Building Program of the Year, while the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area Green Home Builders of the Triangle, which played host to the conference, took Program of the Year honors.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southend chairman Martin reveals more Larsson talks plannedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthend United chairman Ron Martin has revealed more talks are planned with Henrik Larsson over the manager’s job.Former Sweden, Barcelona, Manchester United and Hoops striker Larsson was an interested spectator as the Shrimpers picked up a 1-0 win at MK Dons on Saturday under the guidance of caretaker boss Gary Waddock.Martin admits Larsson, who scored 242 goals in 315 games for Celtic, is high on his short-list to replace Kevin Bond.He said: “Having Henrik Larsson join us on Saturday was simply part of the continuing interview process.“I have a number of people to see this week and shall also be talking further with Henrik.“This necessary due diligence to find the best option for the club is also not a negative reflection on Gary Waddock who is, in any event, well placed to influence our thinking.“The team under his guidance did excellently against MK Dons.“Whilst it is possible I am, nevertheless, doubtful a decision will be made, and implemented, by the weekend.”
Twitter/@Bogs4NYLaremy Tunsil may be lucky that this year’s draft is in Chicago, and not New York City. An overzealous former prosecutor may have hopped state lines to bring him in after a hacker posted an old video of him smoking a bong out of a gas mask to his Twitter account.New Jersey Governor and former presidential candidate Chris Christie joined WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Friday morning to discuss the draft, and spent a lot of time expressing his bemusement about the Tunsil situation. At one point, the former New Jersey Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer said that if he were still a prosecutor, he would have “gone in and cuffed” the Ole Miss offensive tackle. Buzzfeed’s Christopher Massie transcribed some of the more interesting parts of the appearance:“It’s unbelievable,” Christie said. “Because the bong hits aren’t enough. Give me the gas mask too. It’s incredible. I can’t take my eyes off it. It’s unbelievable.”Earlier in the interview, Christie, who opposes marijuana legalization, said, “When I was a prosecutor, I would’ve gone in and cuffed this guy,” adding, “I would’ve been all over it.”Christie also expressed sympathy towards Tunsil, saying, “Poor kid in that respect. I mean, he did it. But who’s the guy that hates him enough that they had access to the video and put it on. I mean, wow.”Here is the full interview: [Buzzfeed]