Jazz clinch playoff spot in crowded Western Conference

first_img Tags: Basketball/NBA/Playoffs/Utah Jazz April 8, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz clinch playoff spot in crowded Western Conference FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to help the Utah Jazz clinch a playoff berth with a 112-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.Utah is the fourth team in the crowded Western Conference to lock up a postseason spot, with five teams still in the running for the other four positions before the regular season ends Wednesday.Mitchell also had nine rebounds and eight assists, and Joe Ingles had 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting along with 10 assists. Jae Crowder added 18 points off the bench.Josh Hart had 25 points for Los Angeles, which has lost six of eight. Julius Randle had 17 points and seven rebounds.A basket by Royce O’Neale put Utah up 98-76 in the opening four minutes of the fourth quarter. The shot marked Utah’s largest lead of the game.Mitchell threw a full-court pass to a streaking Ingles for a layup and a 66-56 lead with 5:44 remaining in the third. Utah led 82-67 when O’Neale made a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds to go in the quarter.Tyler Ennis made a scoop shot that pulled Los Angeles within 32-30 during the second quarter, but Utah regained a 12-point lead with help from two 3-pointers by Crowder. The Lakers closed the half on 6-2 run and trailed by only six.The Jazz started the game on a 7-0 run and extended the lead to 19-4 with Mitchell’s 3-pointer in transition. Los Angeles answered with a 10-0 spurt and closed within four with less than two minutes left in the first quarter.TIP-INSJazz: Beat the Lakers 117-110 on April 3. … Five players scored in double figures. … Derrick Favors had 10 points and 13 rebounds.Lakers: Three of the five starters did not make a field goal in the first half. … Kyle Kuzma did not play due to a mild left ankle sprain.UP NEXTJazz: Host Golden State on Tuesday.Lakers: Host Houston on Tuesday. Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Sumner County Conservation District 73rd Bankers Award Dinner is Saturday, Feb. 13

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AccessDNA, the Expedia of Genetic Testing

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img It seems aggregation services aren’t just a viable business in the travel and web-media worlds. AccessDNA offers users a chance to compare genetic test providers like 23andMe and Navigenics. Users receive a Expedia-like experience when inquiring about tests on anemia, cancer and ancestral lineage. While the company appears to be a surprising step away from CEO Lee Essner’s former life at Wedding Channel, the business models are incredibly similar. As a former executive at the Wedding Channel, Essner saw how family-driven lead generation could make a successful business. The company not only made money when brides purchased services through the site, but also when family members were forwarded travel deals and gift registry links. The company was so successful that it was acquired by popular wedding network The Knot. AccessDNA works based on a similar model. Says Essner, “As you can imagine, there is a very strong family connection relative to a person’s genetics. Ultimately we want to also help families understand their risks by getting a user to share, communicate, and discuss those genetic risks that are within the family and have everyone get access to the right testing or services.”Users start by outlining areas of interest including baby gender testing, genetics and alcohol and even paternity relationships. From here the test moves on to more personal questions like whether or not you have a family history of cancer. In the end you are presented with a personalized genetic report and a list of service providers related to each of your areas of interest or risk. Based on the fact that few users will know their family medical history beyond 3 generations, we can see why individuals would want to share tests amongst family members. Although AccessDNA has a sound business model, it doesn’t mean that Essner isn’t passionate about it. The CEO started the company after his pregnant wife was forced to seek a genetic counselor due to a complex family history. Says Essner, “We got testing, but I felt that I had special access to these types of services because I lived in a big city and went to a quality OBGYN. With so few genetic professionals in the U.S. and all these online services emerging, I felt it was important to help consumers get access to the best services for them. My genetic counselor actually left Genzyme to help me start AccessDNA.”To test the service visit AccessDNA.com. Related Posts Tags:#start#startups last_img read more

Using Ceiling Fans To Keep Cool Without AC

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img When I was a young backpacker traveling through India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand in the 1970s, I couldn’t afford air-conditioned hotels or restaurants. In these tropical conditions, I became quite accustomed to the benefits of Casablanca-style fans.Although a fan can’t lower the temperature of the air, it can make people feel cooler. Moving air accelerates the rate at which perspiration evaporates from your skin. The evaporation process requires heat, so increased evaporation means that more heat is leaving your body.Moving air also removes heat from your body by convection — at least as long as the air temperature is below 100°F or so. Once the air temperature significantly exceeds your body temperature, however, fans tend to raise rather than reduce your body temperature (unless you are very wet).Fans use electricity and their motors give off heat, so it’s important to use them sparingly and appropriately.Ceiling fan energy use varies by model. Watt draw ranges from 15 to 30 watts on low speed, 30 to 50 watts on medium speed, and 50 to 100 watts on high speed. According to a paper by Danny Parker, Michael Callahan, Jeffrey Sonne, and Guan Su, the average Florida home has 4.3 ceiling fans and consumes about 800 kWh per year to operate these fans.A central air conditioner requires far more power — on the order of 2,000 to 5,000 watts.Alas, many people never turn off their ceiling fans. Even in homes with six or seven fans, the fans are often left humming for 24 hours a day.But a fan in an empty room isn’t cooling the chairs or beds; rather, its motor is giving off heat. Seven 60-watt fans give off 420 watts continuously. In 24 hours, the waste heat from these fan motors is equivalent to ten hours’ operation of a 1,000-watt hair dryer.Ceiling fans were… last_img read more

Ontario pot supply decision a big opportunity for smaller producers

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s cannabis supply agreements could be a boon for smaller producers who will have digital shelf space alongside the sector’s dominant players, which have inked distribution agreements with other provinces but are making sure to earmark supply for the country’s biggest potential pot market.Several marijuana stocks saw a slight lift Tuesday, one day after the Ontario Cannabis Store announced its initial supply agreements with 26 licensed producers. Selected firms ranged from the largest producer Canopy Growth Corp. to Northern Green Canada Inc., which received its cultivation license from Health Canada just a few months ago.The long-awaited announcement offered investors some “clarity” and allayed previous concerns about how concentrated the supplier list would be, said Russell Stanley, an analyst with Echelon Wealth Partners.“With a number of smaller players in there, I think it gives people some comfort that smaller producers still have a shot at getting shelf space in the country’s largest market,” he said.The Ontario Cannabis Store, the government entity tasked with distribution of legal pot for adult use, announced late Monday that it had signed more than two dozen initial supply agreements to stock up its online retail shelves.Sales of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17 will initially be available only through the OCS’ online retail channel until the province establishes a wholesale distribution network to supply pot to legal private stores by April 2019.OCS spokesman Daffyd Roderick said it conducted a “competitive procurement process” that ensures “we’ve got prices that square up against the illicit market and a broad variety of product at different price points.”“It’s a diverse array of producers, and one of the things that will do is give Ontario consumers choice,” he said.The Progressive Conservative government’s new plan to have cannabis sold through a private retail model is a contrast its Liberal predecessor’s plan for a provincial government monopoly on cannabis sales. Premier Doug Ford had said during the election campaign that he was open to private retail of cannabis, a plan his government officially confirmed earlier this month.Confirmation of Ontario’s supply deals came after several other provinces including Alberta and Manitoba had already announced agreements of their own with licensed producers.These previous agreements limited the amount of supply producers could make available for Ontario, said Grant McLeod, senior vice president of regulatory affairs for Beleave Inc., which also signed an Ontario deal.“When we had higher than anticipated orders from some of the provinces, we did seek to fill those orders,” he said. “It did in fact dictate how much was available to Ontario.”Some producers say that in the last couple of months, they have been fielding queries for more cannabis from provinces that have already inked deals.“A number of provinces are reaching out to larger licensed producers… looking for additional product,” said Greg Engel, chief executive of Organigram, which also signed a supply deal with Ontario.“Because they have concerns that companies may not be able to deliver or fulfil their commitments.”After running the numbers, these provinces have concluded that they need additional suppliers, Barry Fishman, chief executive officer of VIVO Cannabis Inc.“We’re in discussions with a few provinces that are in that situation,” he said.Meanwhile, other provinces and territories such as Saskatchewan are still expected to announce their supply agreements as analysts expect a shortage of supply on day one.Still, Ontario believes it will have enough cannabis supply for Oct. 17, said Roderick.“We’re confident that we’ve secured supply and we’re ready to go back to the market, should need be,” he said.Given the size of the Ontario market, producers say they are allocating a major amount of their production for the province in any case. For example, Organigram is allocating potentially between 35 to 40 per cent of its output for Ontario.While there will be a tight supply in the early days before producers’ expansion plans bear fruit in the coming years, Ontario will be a priority market, said Martin Landry, an analyst with GMP Securities.“Ontario will get a lot of attention from LPs, given its a big market,” he said. “If an LP wants to develop a national brand, it’s going to need to have some sort of presence in Ontario.”last_img read more

Raises for alternate minimum wage earners coming

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C.- Raises are coming for alternate minimum wage earners. Liquor servers, piece-rate farmers, resident caretakers, and live in camp leaders will all soon see a pay raise. The news was announced today by the Minister of Labour Harry Bains.“No one working for minimum wage, full-time, year-round should be living in poverty. Workers deserve a minimum level of protections that regardless of a person’s job description, they don’t earn a wage that is distinctly less then the general minimum wage.” Stated Baines.Liquor servers, resident caretakers and live in camp leaders will all see wage increases as of June 1st 2018, while farm workers paid by the piece rate will see an increase as of January 1st, 2019. Agricultural Minister Lana Popham said the government is extending the transition period for changes to the farm worker piece rate to January 2019, from June 2018, in order to better balance the needs of workers and the agricultural industry. Wages for the five worker groups will increase like this: Liquor servers – incremental increases on June 1 each year, beginning June 2018, until the general minimum wage is reached, of at least $15.20 per hour, in 2021. Piece-rate farm workers – 11.5% increase to all piece rates on Jan. 1, 2019, with further study to take place. Resident caretakers – 11.5% increase June 2018, followed by increases of 9.5%, 5.4% and 4.1% in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively (wages vary depending on building size). Live-in camp leaders – same per cent increases as resident caretakers, until they reach $121.65/per day, in 2021. Live-in home-support workers – abolishment of the alternate minimum wage for this group, as it covers very few or no workers. The general minimum wage will apply to any workers remaining in this category.In February 2018 the Fair Wages Commission had two tasks, first to recommend a pathway to raise general minimum wage to 15$-an-hour. The second task was to provide recommendations on groups of workers whose minimum wage is different from the general wage. These workers were liquor servers, farm workers paid by piece rates, resident caretakers, live-in camp leaders, and live-in home support workers.last_img read more

Fort St John RCMP continue to remind residents to remove valuables from

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP are continuing to remind residents to remove valuables from vehicles.Over the past month, RCMP say they have been receiving a high volume of reports of vehicles being broken into and valuables being stolen.The RCMP is reminding the public of the #9PMRoutine campaign to equip citizens to protect themselves and their possessions. According to Police, the #9PMRoutine is simple to follow as every night a 9:00 p.m., you go out to your vehicle to check to see that it is locked and that valuables are either removed or hidden from view.The RCMP say the biggest message of the #9PMRoutine is to secure your belongings as out of sight is out of mind.If you happen to be a victim of theft or witness suspicious activity, you can call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more

March 10 2008 We continue our series of reports a

first_imgMarch 10, 2008 We continue our series of reports about the installation of a set of solar panels that will provide power for lighting in the visitors parking lot and for the visitors path from the parking lot to the entrance of the visitors center. [See prior reports from 2/18 through 3/3/08]. The frame to hold the solar panels has been completed and utilities manager Scott Riley and crew Brendan Scott install the first panel. We continue our series of reports about the installation of a set of solar panels that will provide power for lighting in the visitors parking lot and for the visitors path from the parking lot to the entrance of the visitors center. [See prior reports from 2/18 through 3/3/08]. The frame to hold the solar panels has been completed and utilities manager Scott Riley and crew Brendan Scott install the first panel. [Photo: Amber Klatt & text: sa] Construction crew David Ledbetter and Brendan tighten the panels to the steel frame. The top of the Crafts III Visitors Center is visible in the background. Arizona State University, under the leadership of Program Manager William Shisler, has awarded Arcosanti this gift of solar panels from their Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory. [Photo: Scott Riley & text: sa] Our site electrician Dr. Sparks, in an interview with BigBug Canyon Country News reporter Bruce Colbert: “The real coup was getting the eight solar panels. Arizona State University Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory donated the solar panels to us. The ASU PTL tests the paenls for their wattage capacity, heat and humidity durability and basically put the panels through the wringer to see how they stand up, then they gave them to us.” We send a very big THANK YOU to William Shisler and the ASU Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory. Report continues on 3/13/08. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

Rep Albert supports money saving measures for Michigan families

first_img Bills provide tax relief, end driver responsibility feesState Rep. Thomas Albert today supported two measures that will allow Michigan families to keep more of their hard-earned money in their own pockets.The first measure would continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall.“This is a fair and uniform way to help Michigan families,” Albert said. “Raising the personal exemption benefits everyone who pays the state income tax, providing broad relief across the spectrum regardless of age or other factors. This tax cut should help families make ends meet and benefit our economy.”The bills ensure Michigan taxpayers will be able to continue claiming personal exemptions on their income taxes, a necessary step after federal tax reforms signed into law in December. The measure also increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,900 by the 2021 tax year.The legislation also allows taxpayers in Michigan cities with an income tax to continue to claim exemptions.Albert also voted to end driver responsibility fees effective Oct. 1, 2018 and forgive outstanding debt associated with the fees.Albert said the fees, which were enacted by a previous administration to fill a budget shortfall, resulted in financial hardships for families across the state.“Hundreds of thousands of Michigan drivers are required to pay these useless fees, which were sold as a way to improve driving skills but did nothing of the sort,” said Albert, of Belding. “This legislation will relieve people of burdensome debt they never should have had to begin with.”The bill package ends the fees on Oct. 1 and forgives all outstanding debt in connection to the fees. The legislation also creates a grace period from enactment of the bill thorough Dec. 31, 2018 that enables them to get their driver’s licenses back without paying a $125 restoration fee. People on monthly payment plans will receive immediate forgiveness, and others may participate in workplace development training programs to regain their driver’s licenses prior to Oct. 1, 2018.Both money-saving measures were approved by the House and move to the governor’s desk to be considered for state laws.##### 14Feb Rep. Albert supports money saving measures for Michigan families Tags: driver responsibility fees, Tax relief center_img Categories: Albert Newslast_img read more

Third Celsions LTSL technology promotes an accel

center_img Second, the temperature range takes advantage of the natural effect mild hyperthermia has on tumor vasculature. Numerous studies have shown that temperatures between 39-43° C increase blood flow and vascular permeability (or leakiness) of a tumor, which is ideal for drug delivery since the cancer-killing chemicals have easy access to all areas of the tumor. These effects are not seen at temperatures below this threshold, and temperatures above it tend to result in hemorrhage, which may reduce or cease blood flow, hampering drug delivery. It’s the Goldilocks Effect: The in-between range is perfect. The market must be measurable and addressable. There must be some way to say specifically how many patients would benefit from a therapy, and to ensure that those patients have providers caring for them that would make efficient distribution of the therapy possible. For instance, a successful treatment for Parkinson’s disease might be applicable to hundreds of thousands of patients, with little competition from other treatments, whereas a treatment for Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) might only reach hundreds. If the goal is to recover years of research investment and profit above and beyond that, then market size matters, as do current and future competitors that might limit your reach within a treatment area.last_img read more