July 18, 2018 /Sports News – National Steph Curry wants to take on Hollywood Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMiikka Skaffari/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Steph Curry is already a winner on the basketball court, now the Golden State Warriors point guard is shooting for Hollywood success.The NBA championship winner’s production company, Unanimous Media, recently signed a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create films, TV shows, video games, virtual reality projects and even consumer products. The content won’t veer too far off of what Curry is already known for — faith, family and sports — reports Variety in a new cover story.Curry, 30, will even appear on camera himself.“I have a corniness to me, a decent sense of humor and charm when I’m in front of the camera,” he said. “I just can’t do voices — that’s it. I’ve got to stay away from that.”This doesn’t mean Curry will lose focus on what he called his “day job.”“I have to make sure I’m the best basketball player I can be for the next however long I’m playing,” he said.Curry plans to keep his entertainment content in line with his clean image, which is partially because he’s been outspoken about his Christian faith.“It’s not about me hitting people over the head with a Bible and telling them they have to believe a certain thing,” he said about his faith, “or think a certain way.”The wholesome image is also aided by his marriage to Ayesha Curry. The couple, who met in a youth church group, married in 2011 and have three children.“I don’t mind being called corny,” he told Variety. “I’m comfortable with who I am.”Curry is following in the footsteps of other sports players who have entered Hollywood.His NBA championship rival LeBron James has starred in films such as “Trainwreck,” and created Spring Hill Productions, which has ushered shows like “Becoming” and “Survivor’s Remorse” to the small screen.Kobe Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakes for 20 years, earned an Academy Award earlier this year for the animated short film, “Dear Basketball,” which he narrated.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Brad James March 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Snow Basketball Roundup: 3/13 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMen’s BasketballEPHRAIM, Utah-Tsotne Tsartsidze netted 13 points and 6 rebounds on 6-8 from the field as the No. 10 Southern Idaho Golden Eagles edged Snow 75-72 Saturday at the Activity Center. The Golden Eagles shot 54 percent for the game while improving to 17-2 on the season and 11-1 in SWAC play. Ross Reeves, Tredyn Christensen and Michael Sheffner had 15 points apiece in defeat for the Badgers, who fell to 11-6 and 6-4 in SWAC play. Snow returns to action Tuesday at Southern Nevada.Women’s BasketballEPHRAIM, Utah-Brayli Jenks and Sierra Davis symmetrically posted 14 points apiece on 5-8 shooting from the field as the Southern Idaho Golden Eagles humbled Snow 65-58. Japrix Weaver’s 13 points led the Badgers in defeat. The Golden Eagles improved to 15-4 and 9-3 in SWAC play with the win. The loss dropped Snow to 12-5 and 7-4 in SWAC play.
Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeStatement of Teaching PhilosophyStatement of Research and/or GoalsOptional DocumentsStatement of Leadership VisionStudent/Teacher/Course Evaluations/EffectivenessReprints of Recent Publications * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting (auemployment.com site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Other * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question) Posting DetailsJob TitleAssistant/Associate/Full ProfessorPosting NumberP0083FJob Description SummaryThe Materials Engineering Program in the Department of MechanicalEngineering at Auburn University invites applications for atenure-track faculty position in the Samuel Ginn College ofEngineering. Exceptional candidates with interests in research andteaching in all areas of materials science and engineering will beconsidered. Candidates will be considered at the assistantprofessor level, but exceptional candidates at the associate orfull professor levels may be considered. Research areas ofparticular interest include: computational materials science;bio-related materials; advanced composites; additive manufacturing;energy-related materials; and environmental materialsscience.Minimum Qualificationscandidate must be professionally trained in materials science andengineering or a closely related field and hold a PhD from anaccredited institution at the time of employment. The candidateselected for this position must meet eligibility requirements towork in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduledto begin, and the candidate must continue working legally for theproposed term of employment.Desired QualificationsThe successful candidate will be expected to establish a strongindividual research program and participate in large-scale,multidisciplinary team efforts on-going in the program and theuniversity. The appointee will teach both undergraduate andgraduate courses in materials engineering and is expected todevelop innovative, cross-disciplinary instructionalactivities.The successful candidate must be professionally trained inmaterials science and engineering or a closely related field andhold a PhD from an accredited institution. The candidate selectedfor this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in theUnited States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin,and the candidate must continue working legally for the proposedterm of employment.Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen Date01/15/2021Close DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Kohl’s recalling triple-wick candles deemed dangerous Pinterest By Jon Zimney – November 16, 2020 0 215 WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ (Photo supplied/Consumer Product Safety Commission) Kohl’s is recalling more than a half-million candles because they can pose a fire hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.The recall is for SONOMA Goods For Life brand three-wick candles that come in glass containers with metal lids.The candle’s high flames can ignite the surface of the wax or cause the glass to break.The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received more than two-dozen reports, five of which resulted in minor burns or property damage.Anybody who has the candles is advised to stop using them and return them to Kohl’s. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebook Previous articleGrants give Michigan City businesses a fighting chanceNext articleNorth Judson-San Pierre Schools going virtual Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
Many customers I speak to tell me they understand that digital transformation is becoming a critical path (in some cases a mandate) towards enabling new business outcomes/results, capitalizing on market trends, and gaining a competitive advantage. Hybrid cloud technologies are both a means and key tool in successfully taking that digital transformation journey.We’ve worked with our long time industry partner, Microsoft Corp. to provide flexible, differentiated on-ramps to hybrid cloud environments. Now Dell and Microsoft are working together to leverage IT services delivered from Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to simplify and accelerate the successful implementation of hybrid cloudenvironments and fuel the needed digital transformations our customers require.Announcing Azure Cloud Services from DellToday, we are expanding our Microsoft hybrid cloud solutions with the announcement of the availability of Azure Backup and Azure TestDev Labs from Dell. Acquiring and using these services from Dell streamlines and speeds your IT operations into the cloud with rapid provisioning, multiple integrated adoption choices, and asingle point of contact for administration, billing, and support.Data backup and recovery is by far the most common cloud use case we see. Azure Backup is an industry-leading solution in Microsoft’s hybrid management portfolio, providing data protection for servers, PCs, and Azure-hosted virtual machines. It is a flexible, secure, scalable cloud service with no requirement for capital investment and provides a compelling alternative to other traditional backup methods. Azure Backup delivers predicable costs, short recovery times, and up to 99 years of data retention.The next most popular cloud use case is for application development environments. Customers need quick, controlled ways to create early-stage (“sandbox”) and test development environments, and Azure DevTest Labs provides this as a highly efficient, responsive, and governed cloud service. Developers can create and provision popular Windows and Linux environments on demand using reusable templates, formulas and artifacts. At the same time, control is maintained and costs optimized with policy-based limits on access, the number of virtual machines (VMs) per user, and the number of VMs per lab, as well as automated shut-down of VMs.Why Azure Cloud Services from Dell?Azure Cloud Services from Dell feature the same pay-as-you-go pricing you would expect from public cloud. Customers are charged for services consumed and there is no requirement for long term contracts. In fact, our customers can start or stop an Azure Service subscription at any time. Transitioning from traditional CAPEX models for acquiring IT resources to OPEX provides a transformative new mechanism to align IT costs to organizational operations and growth.What Dell provides in this equation is what we always have—the lowering of barriers to free our customers and unlock greater value. Using Azure Cloud Services from Dell removes administrative burdens for customers adopting public cloud with rapid “white glove” provisioning and integrated billing and support, so they can focus more on driving business outcomes without worrying about processes and control. Typical provisioning times are measured in hours. Dell will even integrate ordering and provisioning where it simplifies things for customers: for example, Backup is an orderable option with every Dell PowerEdge server.Being able to coordinate and scale IT services closely to business needs is the hallmark of a future-ready enterprise and a primary outcome of digital transformation. At Dell, we believe that hybrid cloud is your best tool for enabling this. Azure Cloud Services from Dell can deliver these capabilities to your organization immediately. And there is much more to come. We continue to listen to our customers, and will be adding new features and services in the weeks and months ahead. We can’t wait to share more with you.Learn more about Azure Cloud Services from Dell or contact us directly via email.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is promising Black business executives that it plans to make sure that the government’s economic support programs are able to reach minority-owned businesses. Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen say the new administration intends to address problems in delivering aid to minority businesses in the government’s Paycheck Protection Program, which provides loans to small businesses that can be forgiven as long as the businesses retain their employees or hire them back. Harris and Yellen spoke Friday at a virtual meeting with officials representing some of the 140 chapters of the Black Chambers of Commerce around the country.
View Comments Diirected by Christine Jones and created by Randy Weiner, the new production is a fusion of performance, music, circus, cuisine, design and nightlife that welcomes the audience into a wholly collaborative event. The evening is a dark debutante ball thrown by The Marchesa for her daughter Pamina. Drinks will flow, dinner is served and over the course of the gala, guests will be engaged, entertained and immersed in this genre-blurring initiation. Make way for the Queen! Off-Broadway’s interactive entertainment experience Queen of the Night will extend its run of performances indefinitely. Originally only scheduled to play through February 9, the show is now set to officially open on February 1 at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. The Queen of the Night creative team also features set design by Jones, costume design by Thom Browne, lighting design by Austin R. Smith, sound design by Darron L. West and additional design by Douglas Little.
Estelle Parsons, who received a Tony nod for her role in the soon-to-shutter The Velocity of Autumn, has not appeared in the play since April 23 after falling ill with the flu. According to a spokesperson for the production, the Oscar winner “hopes to return to the show tomorrow.” At time of closing on May 4, the play will have run for 22 preview performances and 16 regular performances at the Booth Theatre. Parson’s understudy is Libby George. View Comments Related Shows Estelle Parsons Written by Eric Colbe, directed by Molly Smith and also starring Stephen Spinella, The Velocity of Autumn tells the story of Alexandra (Parsons), a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. Alexandra has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn Brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block, but when her estranged son Chris (Spinella) crawls through her second-floor window, he becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. The Velocity of Autumn Star Files The Velocity of Autumn premiered at Boise Contemporary Theatre in Idaho in 2011 before having a sold-out run at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage this past September. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014
Duke Energy’s $3.5 Edwardsport coal experiment: ‘A catastrophe’ for ratepayers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Indianapolis Business Journal:A consumer group is calling on Indiana utility regulators to revoke or modify approval of Duke Energy Corp.’s massive Edwardsport power plant, saying it is costing Indiana ratepayers too much money and has fallen far short of the company’s promises for producing low-cost electricity since going into service in 2013.Citizen Action Coalition of Indiana, which has repeatedly called the plant a “boondoggle” and a “science project,” and unsuccessfully tried to stop the project in court, on Wednesday asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to give the plant’s performance another look.“Building and operating Edwardsport has been an economic catastrophe for Duke’s ratepayers,” said David A. Schlissel, a consultant for CAC and director of resource planning analysis for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a think tank in Cleveland. “And Edwardsport will continue to be a catastrophe for ratepayers unless the IURC takes strong and effective actions to protect them.”The $3.5 billion plant in southwestern Indiana is one of the most expensive projects in state history and was funded largely by ratepayers.Currently, the average Duke Energy customer is paying $14.81 per month for the plant in their monthly bill through a tracker. Duke Energy wants to raise that amount to $15.39.During its 55 months of operations, the plant has had repeated outages and costly repairs, due to logged and corroded pipes, leaky valves and faulty thermocouples. The plant’s huge gasifiers have been taken out service during repairs.The gasifiers are key systems of the 618-megawatt plant, which converts coal into combustible synthetic gas to drive turbines that produce electricity.As a result, the plant has operated at an average of 40 percent capacity on synthetic gas, CAC said—far below the company’s original promise of 79 percent. Last year, the plant improved and operated at 60 percent of capacity, still below the promised level.“This coal-to-synthetic gas part of the plant is a Rube Goldberg machine, funded by unwilling ratepayers forced to pay excessive and unreasonable utility rates,” said Kerwin Olson, CAC’s executive director. “When is enough enough?”Duke Energy had originally described the plant as a producer of low-cost electricity. But costs soared far above its $1.6 million original construction estimate, due to under-estimations on the amount of pipe, concrete and other materials needed. Several major accidents shut down work areas for days.More: Consumer group says Indiana power plant has failed customers
By Dialogo August 04, 2009 The Itaipú hydroelectric power plant, the world’s largest generating plant currently in operation, is working on the development of an electric bus that it hopes to start testing this year and that will join other “green” vehicles produced by the same firm. The bus represents a new phase in Itaipú’s project, in association with car-manufacturing firm Fiat, to develop a family of electric vehicles with “zero emission” of greenhouse gases. As part of this project by Itaipú, a binational Brazilian-Paraguayan firm, twenty-five cars and the prototype of an electric truck have already been manufactured. “Since we were already producing four electric vehicles a month, we decided to open new fronts in our work and develop heavy and mid-weight electric vehicles,” said the Brazilian general coordinator of the Electric Vehicle Project, Celso Novais, speaking to EFE in Foz de Iguazú, where the hydroelectric plant is located. The bus is currently in a design phase, and “the expectation is that we’ll start to assemble the first prototype on 5 September in order to start test-driving it within Itaipú on 15 November,” he explained. According to Novais, the bus is a project by Itaipú in association with Iveco, Fiat’s subsidiary for cargo vehicles, and the Brazilian autobody manufacturer Mascarello. The Swiss firm KWO, which developed the electrical system, also participated in manufacturing the cars. Itaipú has already mastered the technology needed to manufacture electric cars, and after having developed and won approval for the Palio Weekend (Fiat), with a range of 120 kilometers, the firm is working on projects to improve its efficiency and reduce its price. “As far as the truck is concerned, we’ve already been successful in around 70% of our tests of the first prototype,” Novais affirmed. The truck, a double-cab model, has a five-ton capacity (2.5 tons of its own weight and 2.5 tons of cargo), a range of one hundred kilometers, and a top speed of one hundred kilometers per hour. According to the engineers, it uses three batteries, due to the fact that it has a forty-kilowatt motor, almost three times more powerful than the motor used in the cars, which run on fifteen kilowatts. “We designed it to meet the needs of cooperatives that produce energy from biomass and want to use their excess for transport, as a way of saving fuel,” the engineer explained. “In Paraná (the southern Brazilian state in which Itaipú is located) there are a number of agricultural producers and pig farmers who have a surplus of biomass and use it to run their own electrical generators. They asked us for help because they produce more energy than they can consume,” he added. According to Novais, the electric truck costs more than a vehicle that runs on conventional fuels, but for the farmers it is more economical, because they do not pay for fuel. The engineer admitted that even though they are ecological models that do not cause pollution and are about as efficient as conventional vehicles, the great problem for electric vehicles is their price, practically double that of comparable gasoline-powered vehicles. “Since they use a special battery and components that aren’t yet mass-produced, their cost goes up a lot,” he added, explaining that the sodium battery represents almost 50% of the vehicle’s price. Nevertheless, Novais indicated that electric vehicles compensate over the long run from the financial perspective, because the cost per kilometer traveled is four times less than for gasoline-powered vehicles. According to his explanation, with 3.6 dollars’ worth of charge in the battery, at Brazilian residential utility rates, it is possible to travel 120 kilometers. “To go the same distance with a conventional vehicle, you’d have to pay four times as much,” he said. In order to reduce production costs, Itaipú is working on two strategies, developing a less-expensive battery and reducing the vehicle’s weight in order to increase its range, Novais said. A lighter-weight prototype made with carbon fiber had twice the range (220 kilometers), but its cost also went up due to the price of the material.