Phish Security Veteran Bill Woytovich Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

first_imgWe’re saddened to report that Phish security staff member Bill Woytovich has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Woytovich was a touring veteran and beloved member of Phish’s security team, and will be missed by all. Read Phish’s statement about the passing below.last_img

Vermonter and conservationist Elizabeth Putnam honored at White House

first_imgConservationist Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam of Shaftsbury was honored today at the White House with a Citizens Medal presented by President Obama for her work helping ensure that public lands are enjoyed by future generations.A founder of the conservation service movement, Putnam was among 13 people to receive 2010 Citizens Medals, the nation’s second highest civilian honor.The White House said she inspired thousands American youths to protect our natural bounty.  Her vision to offer land restoration and maintenance service opportunities became a reality with the birth of the Student Conservation Association.Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) attended the White House ceremony and congratulated Putnam for her award.Since the honor was first bestowed in 1969, the Presidential Citizens Medal has been granted to United States citizens “who performed exemplary deeds or services for his or her country or fellow citizens.”   Source: Sanders’ office. 8.4.2010last_img read more

Ohio gas developer and Trump supporter blasts coal bailout

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Vindicator:The day after becoming the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee in May 2016, Donald Trump made a promise at a campaign event in Charleston, W.Va. “We’re going to put the miners back to work,” he said, as thousands of coal miners got to their feet. “We are going to get those mines open.”Watching the speech on television, Bill Siderewicz was bewildered. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” said Siderewicz, president of Boston-based Clean Energy Future LLC, which operates numerous gas-fired, wholesale electricity generation plants in Ohio and is bringing a $900 million natural-gas power plant to the village [of Lordstown].Lordstown Energy Center, located on a site in the Lordstown Industrial Park, is slated to be up and running next month, and Clean Energy Future has plans to invest a similar amount into building a second plant nearby. An energy policy proposed by the Trump administration, however, could derail plans for the second Lordstown plant and send companies such as his running from Ohio, Siderewicz said.Although Siderewicz voted for Trump, he had hoped the president would stay away from the energy industry if elected. Siderewicz is now sounding the alarm on the potential negative impacts of the policy. He said a bailout of the coal industry would shatter Ohio’s competitive energy market, endanger investments in gas-fired plants and cost consumers and businesses billions in higher electricity rates.“Everyone [who] has an IQ of more than 25 is upset about this,” Siderewicz said. “This is so un-American.”In 2009, coal fueled 45 percent of the country’s electricity production, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. By 2017, that share had dropped to 30 percent. “In electricity generation – the key market for coal – the industry is increasingly uncompetitive and is losing market share,” wrote David Schlissel, IEEFA director of resource planning analysis and lead author on a report titled U.S. Coal: More Market Erosion Is on the Way. “Further declines in coal’s energy generation market share can be expected through 2018 and beyond,” he wrote.More: Trump’s energy proposal could derail plans in Lordstown Ohio gas developer and Trump supporter blasts coal bailoutlast_img read more

EMV Knowledge Center is a valuable resource

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Brandon KuehlSince its inception in 2012, the EMV Migration Forum has worked to bring all payments industry players together to work collaboratively toward a successful EMV migration.To that end, the forum recently launched an online resource for all stakeholders moving to EMV chip card technology in the U.S., including merchants, issuers, consumers and manufacturers. The center organizes the growing number of available U.S. chip migration educational materials from across the Internet into an interactive, searchable spreadsheet. Essentially, the online Knowledge Center will serve as a one-stop resource for EMV migration-related documents.Resources in the forum include white papers, guides, specifications, frequently asked questions, press releases, articles and other materials focusing on U.S. chip card migration, chip implementation, analyst reports and technology education. continue reading »last_img read more

Inquiry leaves Boston tularemia mystery unsolved

first_imgApril 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Despite 4 months of investigation, the source of bacteria that caused tularemia in three laboratory workers at Boston University remains a mystery, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has reported.The investigation into the three cases has led to some new safety precautions for microbiology researchers in the Boston area, however, according to the report by M. Anita Barry, MD, MPH, director of communicable disease control for the BPHC.In the coming months, the BPHC will take a number of steps to bolster monitoring and reporting of infectious diseases acquired on the job, noted John Auerbach, BPHC executive director, in the forward to the report. Steps include mandatory training, close monitoring of Boston University’s improvement efforts, and training for research laboratory personnel. Most of the changes affect microbiology lab researchers throughout the Boston area, not just at Boston University.The following account of the event and conclusions of investigators are taken from the 15-page report:While studying a relatively benign strain of Francisella tularensis last year, three lab workers at the university fell ill. Two got sick in May, the third in September. Their symptoms were consistent with tularemia, which can cause fever, chills, malaise, low back pain, and chest pain. F tularensis is also considered one of a handful of pathogens with potential to be used as a biological weapon.The illnesses weren’t reported until Nov 10. Authorities immediately launched an investigation that included the BPHC, the state health department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the FBI.The investigation yielded some information on how the workers came to be infected through working with an attenuated laboratory strain not previously linked with human infection: they may have also been exposed to a wild strain of F tularensis found in some samples of their laboratory strain obtained from the University of Nebraska.But how the virulent bacteria found its way into the attenuated samples remains a mystery. The report said, “Testing at CDC continues in the effort to determine the time and place of contamination of the original vial. CDC is currently focusing its investigation on potential sources of the Type A tularemia outside Boston.”There is no evidence to suggest an intentional infection or contamination, Barry reported. However, she repeatedly noted concerns over a “routine failure to comply with safety protocols.”The report’s conclusions also include the following:The outbreak was limited to three people and never posed a risk to the publicFailure to spot and quickly report work-related illness in lab staff is a major concern for health officialsLaboratory infection control practices must be clearly documented and enforcedIn addition, the health commission is requiring that Boston University take several steps before it resumes tularemia research, including retraining workers on safety and modifying and strengthening standard operating procedures.last_img read more

Kudos to students, schools on walkout

first_imgSchool superintendents and principals who blocked the March 14 student memorials to Florida shooting victims should be ashamed and embarrassed. They have forgotten the most basic goals of education, especially at the high school level, which include helping students understand issues in the world they are growing up in, to be involved students in their communities, and to exercise their right to vote every year of their life.In schools such as Niskayuna and Schenectady, school leaders worked with interested students to develop a meaningful memorial activity with well-organized plans. Schenectady’s program was so powerful and well done it commanded the lead story spot in the local news coverage. School leadership and the students are to be commended for the memorial they held.RICHARD TERRYSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Jakarta doctors share their experiences spending Ramadan, Idul Fitri away from families

first_img“I haven’t returned home since February,” Indria Febriani, a doctor at Pasar Minggu Regional General Hospital, said. “Usually, I break fast with my siblings, mom and dad, at home, [but this year I could not].””I haven’t seen my parents for almost three months,” Lia, a doctor who works at a community health center (Puskesmas) in Duren Sawit district, said.She explained that she did not participate in mudik (exodus) to celebrate Idul Fitri with her parents this year over fears of transmitting the disease to her father.”My dad is old and has heart disease, a comorbidity factor for COVID-19. I can’t participate in mudik because I may be the carrier of the virus,” Lia said. The video also showed the doctors calling their parents. Most of them apologized for not being able to see their parents during the Idul Fitri celebration.”Sorry mom, I can’t see you during the Idul Fitri celebration. Let’s meet through a video call instead,” Kevin William Hutomo, a doctor who also works at Pasar Minggu Regional General Hospital, said. He has been staying at a hotel to avoid spreading COVID-19 to his family members.”I don’t know how long I will stay in the hotel mom, as long as there’s still many COVID-19 patients [admitted to the hospital], I will stay here,” he said.Indria also apologized to her mother for not being able to spend the Idul Fitri holiday with her family.”Pray for me Mom, so that the pandemic will be over soon,” she saidIndria said it was a little demoralizing to see reports of Jakartans defying the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) enacted to stem the spread of COVID-19.“My colleagues and I are still fighting, we will not give up. We will do our job well as best as we can until this pandemic is over. But I want to meet my family [again] too,” she said.Kevin echoed the sentiment.”I hope all Jakartans stay at home and if you have to go out please follow the health protocols, use masks and maintain a safe physical distance,” Kevin said.Topics : Doctors from different hospitals in Jakarta have shared their stories of celebrating Ramadan and Idul Fitri away from their families during the COVID-19 outbreak, as part of a stay-at-home campaign launched by the Jakarta administration.In a video uploaded to the administration’s social media accounts, three doctors said they had not seen their families for months to avoid potentially spreading the virus to their loved ones.last_img read more

Koulibaly warned against United move

first_img Loading… “I think Liverpool would be a good fit with [Virgil] van Dijk, that would be fantastic. “Paris Saint-Germain as well with Marquinhos, there would be two great central defenders. “I think Chelsea will need a player like that. I don’t know if Koulibaly will be interested, but even if they have two very good central defenders, Koulibaly I think belongs to another level and would fit very well. read also:Man Utd €80m not enough for Koulibaly “I know he has a link with Liverpool, Van Dijk and Koulibaly at the back – my God, that’s going to be another Red season I guess. “You have to make a choice at certain points. The question was ‘what is the best fit for Koulibaly?’ and definitely with Van Dijk, and when you’re a defender like Koulibaly, that would be the best central defence in the world.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ex-Chelsea and France defender, Frank Lebeouf, has warned Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly not to join Manchester United if he wants to win trophies. United reportedly offered €80m for Koulibaly last week, in a strong signal of their intentions, but Leboeuf insists the Red Devils are ‘not ready’ to satisfy the Senegalese’s thirst for silverware. “I will never ask him to go to Manchester United for many reasons,” he told ESPN FC. “I want him to win some stuff and I think Manchester United is not the club that they used to be and they’re not ready to win stuff.” Instead, the 52-year-old advised his fellow stopper to sign for Liverpool or his former club.Advertisement Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Maisie Williams Facts Are Bound To Shock YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Unusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian Women7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhonePlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Clippers easily top Lakers without LeBron James and Lonzo Ball

first_img“I’m very confident in our guys and their abilities,” Walton said. “And I think with when Rondo’s on the court and/or it’s LeBron and him together or one of them out there, then that stuff will get a lot (easier). I’ll be more confident in how well the execution will happen. But we’re going to keep trying different ones, keep going and eventually we’ll be good with it.”It was also a showcase for a rebuilding Clippers team that hopes to grind its way into the playoff race this season: Tobias Harris and Lou Williams combined for 37 points on 11-for-28 shooting. Promising rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 12 points and two steals in just over 20 minutes.The game was close for much of the first three quarters, with the Clippers leading 76-70 through that span. The Clippers pulled away late, as the Lakers’ third unit struggled to find offense, particular after the 7-foor-3 Boban Marjanovic (11 points) was subbed in to clog up the lane.Clippers coach Doc Rivers was not particularly satisfied with the lack of first-half physicality from his players, and thought his team’s shot selection was a little off. But even on a night when defensive stalwart Patrick Beverly was resting, the Clippers were able to limit the Lakers’ transition game.“This is the first night I would say our defense just won the game for us,” Rivers said. “What – they scored 36 in the second half or 38, I thought that we took them out of the paint, we took them out of transition and when you play them you’re going to have to do that.”The Lakers dropped to 1-3 in the preseason, and while the results aren’t particularly a concern to them, there are remaining issues: They’re still looking for fouls to drop, defensive effort to rise, and on-court chemistry to crystalize.But already four games in and with two games remaining, an amount of preseason fatigue might be settling in. The Lakers – ready or not, for better or for worse – want to start playing meaningful games.“I think the preseason’s a little too long sometimes,” Kuzma said. “I’m really looking forward to it, getting out there when it really matters.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“We have our lulls throughout the game – it’s a work in progress,” point guard Rajon Rondo said. “Things are moving fast for us out there with a new team but we are doing OK for the most part.”Rondo had eight assists before he took a shot, finishing with 10 dishes in just under 27 minutes. McGee had some trouble finishing (4 for 9, four turnovers) before his third-quarter flush.Coming off a 31-point game in which he was the star, Brandon Ingram had a much quieter evening (10 points on 3-for-10 shooting), while Kyle Kuzma’s 15 points ended up leading the Lakers’ effort. Back in a starting role, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did manage to score (10 points) but didn’t hit from the perimeter, where he’s expected to be a threat this season.It was a group clearly without a centerpiece. As James sat idly on the bench, with occasional fits of clapping or shouting advice, scattered pockets of the Lakers-friendly Honda Center crowd behind him tried to chant for his entry into the game to no avail.Coach Luke Walton felt there were strong points in the first half, particularly as the Lakers accumulated 16 assists on 19 baskets. But what made it harder to judge was Walton’s tinkering with lineups: At one point, he used Rondo, Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson, Josh Hart and Svi Mykhailiuk in an all-guard lineup of players 6-foot-8 and under. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James handles the basketball during a time out against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers defends against Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, front, goes up for a shot past Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, shoots while Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, front, drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat grabs onto his jersey during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram vie for a rebound during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, speaks with center Ivica Zubac during a timeout in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, right, attempts a shot while Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace, left, and forward Mike Scott defend during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, falls to the ground after being tripped up by Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, right, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley reach for a pass intended for Ingram during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lance Stephenson #6 uses a screen from Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers as Tyrone Wallace #9 of the LA Clippers defends during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers calls a play during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles upcourt during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Boban Marjanovic #51 and Johnathan Motley #15 of the LA Clippers rebound a loose ball during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores past the defense of Wesley Johnson #33 of the LA Clippers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers knocks the ball loose from Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 and Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers defend against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Isaac Bonga #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass as Mike Scott #30 of the LA Clippers defends during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball against Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles past Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a foul call during the second half of a NBA preseason game against the LA Clippers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers defends against Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers dribbles past Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Kyle Kuzma #0 and Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers battles Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers for a loose ball during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Sindarius Thornwell #0 of the LA Clippers dribbles past Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Jerome Robinson #10 of the LA Clippers dribbles upcourt as Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers dribbles into Josh Hart #3 and Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers lunges for a loose ball as Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers directs his team during the first half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers looks on during the first half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Marcin Gortat #13 of the LA Clippers dribbles into JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers lays up past JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers dribbles past JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, attempts a shot while Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, and guard Avery Bradley defend during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts to a play while sitting on the bench during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley, right, attempts a shot as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, shoots while Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton yells to his team during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace defends after being fouled by center Marcin Gortat during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, loses the ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, center, and center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, goes up for a shot in front of Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Jerome Robinson, center, goes up for a shot past Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, right, while forward Johnathan Williams defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers looks on during the first half of a NBA preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell, right, goes up for a shot while Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee throws the ball into the basket during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game ahead of Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, drives to the basket while Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, attempts a shot while Los Angeles Lakers forward Michael Beasley defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, handles the ball past Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, right, speaks with guard Rajon Rondo during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, attempts a shot under pressure by Los Angeles Lakers center Ivica Zubac during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee reacts during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris attempts a free throw during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley, right, handles the ball as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, left, handles the ball while under pressure by Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, handles the ball while Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart defends during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, right, reaches for a pass from Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James handles the basketball during a time out against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Clippers won 103-87. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers defends against Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 63ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 06: Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers defends against Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a NBA preseason game at Honda Center on October 6, 2018 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandANAHEIM — Even on a LeBron-less night, there are highlights.For the Lakers on Saturday night at Honda Center, JaVale McGee had the best, crushing a right-handed dunk over Clippers center Marcin Gortat in the third quarter. The entire Lakers bench, including LeBron James, stood up to cheer and to imitate the move by their 30-year-old, 7-foot teammate.Highlights, however, do not necessarily equal substance.Everyone is wondering what this Lakers team is around James. Some insight was gained in a 103-87 preseason loss to their crosstown rivals, as The King took a game off, and the supporting cast was left to stand out on its own. The results were mixed.last_img read more

Free Emergency Preparedness EXPO

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Emergency ManagmentThis year’s theme for the county’s annual preparedness event is “Know Us Before You Need Us,” and the staff at Thurston County Emergency Management want to you to get the tools, tips and information from first responders and emergency management experts to get you “StormReady” before fall and winter weather moves in.Thurston County earned the “StormReady” designation from the National Weather Service, but being storm-ready doesn’t mean that communities are storm proof. While South Sound first responders and Thurston County Emergency Management officials are ready to respond to heavy rain, snow, extreme winds or flooding this winter, each resident should also be prepared to respond to severe winter storms and other natural disasters and emergencies:Do you know the difference between a winter weather advisory, a winter storm watch and a winter storm warning?If your power is out for several hours or days, do you have the supplies and knowledge to stay warm and stay safe?Have you winterized your home and your car, and have you stocked your supply kits for your home and your vehicle?Get answers to these questions and much more at the annual Emergency Preparedness EXPO.The free event will open at 10 a.m. at the Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion & Worthington Conference Center, and every attendee will receive a free Kit-Man safety bag that will give you a jumpstart on creating your own emergency response kit. More than 40 vendors will be on hand with information and demonstrations on everything you need to prepare, respond, and recover from the next storm or emergency.WHAT:          Emergency Preparedness EXPO 2013WHEN:          Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.WHERE:       Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion & Worthington Conference Center at 5300 Pacific Ave. SE in LaceyFor more information about Preparedness EXPO 2013, download the event flyer at www.co.thurston.wa.us/em/Expo or contact Vivian Eason at [email protected] or (360) 867-2825. For more information on the Thurston County Emergency Management Division, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/em.last_img read more