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Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/21

first_imgMarch 22, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/21 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 109, Miami 106 (OT)Oklahoma City 114, Houston 112New Orleans 113, Denver 108Boston 112, Orlando 96Chicago 100, Detroit 86Brooklyn 113, Washington 106Cleveland 116, Toronto 105Philadelphia 101, New York 100Dallas 132, Portland 92Phoenix 111, LA Lakers 94NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENew Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT)Tampa Bay 5, Florida 3Los Angeles 3, Vegas 1Nashville 4, Dallas 3 (SO)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLLoyola Chicago 71, Illinois 58Baylor 76, Wisconsin 63Houston 63, Rutgers 60Arkansas 68, Texas Tech 66Syracuse 75, West Virginia 72Villanova 84, North Texas 61Oregon St. 80, Oklahoma St. 70Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more


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Election results could dictate the direction of gas prices

first_img Previous articleThree Fun Michiana Events To Enjoy While Social DistancingNext articleGrace College student, 20, didn’t die due to COVID-19 Network Indiana WhatsApp By Network Indiana – November 3, 2020 0 380 Facebook (“Gas Pump” by Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0) The election could have an effect on the direction of gas prices in the coming days. It’s just hard to say what that effect could be.“It could be a volatile week to go along with the volatile year that it’s been. Now that there’s a concern that there could be a legal challenge to some of the election results is concerning markets due to the fact that it could slow down stimulus and a whole lot of things,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.President Trump has also signaled that he could fire Dr. Anthony Fauci from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Fauci is considered to be the nation’s top infectious disease expert.“That’s just another thing to contend with here. There’s a lot of pessimism with it. It’s a sign of a volatile cabinet and a volatile White House,” said DeHaan.That volatility could lead to higher gas prices. DeHaan believes all of this uncertainty means it may be better for you to fill up your gas tank sooner rather than later.“It may not be a bad idea to fill your tank probably by Wednesday. There’s no price hike on the radar yet. We could go a little longer for the next hike. It really just depends on the price of oil and overall markets. Right now, there’s a lot of anxiety in those markets, so keep an eye on it,” said DeHaan.DeHaan thinks even if there is a price hike, prices shouldn’t go a lot higher than $2 per gallon.“We are seeing some of the lowest prices in northwest Indiana. It’s $1.68 at one station in East Chicago, $1.70 in Schererville. There is one station in Indianapolis selling it for $1.69. Stations in Greenfield tend to be low. There are some stations there at $1.78,” said DeHaan.The increase in coronavirus infections has also kept demand low. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Election results could dictate the direction of gas prices Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

SSP reports profit leap

first_imgSSP, the travel location foodservice brand operator, has reported a 41.5% surge in underlying profit before tax from £16.4m to £23.2m for the six months to 31 March 2016.Like-for-like sales were also up 3.3%, which the company said was driven by an increase in air passenger travel and retailing initiatives. Group revenue was up 4.4% on an actual exchange basis from £859.2m to £896.7m.The company declared it was pleased with the performance of the UK business, which saw revenue increase 2.8% on a like-for-like basis and underlying operating profit jump 47.2% from £18.0m to £26.5m. It said this had been driven by a continued increase in airport passenger numbers and spend per passenger.Outlining its strategy going forward, SSP said it was focused on the food and beverage market in travel locations and that the long-term structural growth of this sector in airports and railway stations offered the company excellent opportunities for expansion. It added that, in the first half of the year, net contract gains were up 2.0%, with particularly strong growth in North America, driven by new unit openings and high contract of uncertaintyIn its outlook, the company said the second half of its financial year had started in line with its expectations, but warned that a degree of uncertainty always existed in the short term around global events and passenger numbers.Kate Swann, chief executive officer at SSP, said: “SSP has made further good progress in the first half of 2016 and we continue to deliver our strategic initiatives. Constant currency operating profit was up 28% driven by good like-for-like sales growth in our existing business, new contract openings, which are building our presence across the world, and further operational improvements. I am particularly encouraged by the pace of development in our North America and Asia-Pacific operations.“Looking forward, the second half has started in line with our expectations. While a degree of uncertainty always exists around passenger numbers in the short term, we are well-placed to benefit from the structural growth opportunities in our markets and to create further shareholder value.”last_img read more

Professors research hearing loss, concussions

first_imgStudents and faculty members heard more about research at Saint Mary’s during Friday Faculty Colloquium Series presentations by Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Sandra Schneider, associate professor of communicative sciences and disorders.Rowsell spoke on “Insights into the Restoration of Hearing Loss.” She said there are two types of hearing loss, and she is specifically interested in the sensorineural type, which is when hearing loss results from damage to the cochlea in the inner ear.This type of hearing loss has multiple causes, including presbycusis, or age. Playing different frequencies of sound demonstrated to attendees how older age decreases the ability to hear high frequency sounds.“You can speed up this process by exposure to loud noises,” Rowsell said. “In a younger ear, if you are exposed to loud noises it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to cause an immediate hearing degeneration or loss, but it may very well cause this to occur a lot earlier in life.”Mammals naturally lose hair cells as they age, and this results in hearing deficits, Rowsell said. These hearing losses are permanent because the hair cells can’t regenerate, she said.“These neurons that are connecting to our hair cells are taking information to the brain,” she said. “So what’s happening here is hair cells recognize the vibrations caused by sound waves. Neurons transmit that information to the brain for interpretation … these are the cells that are important for the function of hearing in the cochlea.”However, fish and birds can regenerate these hair cells. By studying the developmental pathways of hair cells in animals such as birds and mice, researchers like Rowsell can explore different routes of promoting hair cell regeneration in mammals, she said.One future possibility being explored in research is using stem cells in stem cell therapy to replace lost hair cells.“First, you have to know the normal developmental pathway, how they make these decisions, if you want to force an undifferentiated [stem] cell down that pathway,” she said.Schneider’s area of interest is in neurogenic communication disorders, and that interest was explored in her talk “Using Speech Analysis for Concussion Detection and Other Neurological Disorders.”The lecture began with a video of a hard hit by a football player, who, despite displaying symptoms of having a concussion, played again later in the game.“It’s an epidemic,” she said. “There are two different types of concussion … after a hard hit, the brain bounces up and back. The cranium is a very hard system. There is nothing it can do, but the brain gets knocked around … the other concussion that they don’t talk about as much is the face mask or any kind of rotational where they grab and twist the brain on top of the brain stem. Both of those are equally damaging.”Concussions are a significant health problem in the United States, and are the leading cause of death and disability in young people, Schneider said.These concussions have long-term consequences, including temporary and permanent effects on personality, relationship skills and early onset dementia, Schneider said. She said she often tells her class, “Touch the brain, never the same.”“Sometimes symptoms don’t manifest themselves immediately to the physician or clinician who is looking that them, and yet [the athlete] will have delayed onset of symptoms where the functional ability it just difficult,” Schneider said. “Unfortunately, 90 percent of concussions go undetected.”While people are finding ways to cheat current concussion tests, the voice is one thing humans can’t cheat, Schneider said. One example of this is when a student calls home, and their mother knows something is wrong simply by the emotions in the student’s voice.By collaborating with engineers at Notre Dame, Schneider uses her interest in speech to develop a technology tool to detect concussions, she said. Such collaboration resulted in data collection for over 2,500 subjects, and collecting numerous baseline and after-event recordings.“We looked at movement,” she said. “Hesitating with movement, pitch level change, also duration rate of what’s going on. Particularly motor speech execution involves about 100 different muscles containing about 100 different motor units. During normal speech 140,000 neuromuscular events are generated every second to produce one monosyllable.”Using around 40 different motor speech execution biomarkers, Schneider and her collaborators have developed a tool for detecting concussions that has 94 percent accuracy. The idea of using motor speech execution biomarkers has potential future applications in areas such as detecting autism, she said.Tags: Autism, concussions, faculty colloquium, hearing, saint mary’slast_img read more

Jessica Lange & More Will Lead Long Day’s Journey Into Night on B’way

first_img Jessica Lange View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Related Shows Long Day’s Journey Into Night Star Files Gabriel Byrne As Jessica Lange promised, she is returning to Broadway in Long Day’s Journey Into Night! The Oscar winner will star opposite Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne and Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. in Eugene O’Neill’s classic, under the direction of Jonathan Kent. The Roundabout production is being mounted in association with Glee and American Horror Story mastermind Ryan Murphy and will begin previews on March 31, 2016. The show is set to officially open on April 19 at the American Airlines Theatre.Lange will play Mary Tyrone, having been nominated for an Olivier for her performance in the role in the West End in 2000; she was last seen on Broadway in 2005 in The Glass Menagerie. Lange won Oscars for her performances in Tootsie and Blue Sky and was nominated for Music Box, Sweet Dreams, Country and Frances. She was awarded an Emmy for Grey Gardens and also for Murphy’s American Horror Story’s first and third installments. Her upcoming film, Wild Oats, will be released later this year.Byrne will play James Tyrone. He last appeared on Broadway in O’Neill’s A Touch of the Poet and received a Tony nod for his performance in A Moon for the Misbegotten.
 Byrne won the Golden Globe for In Treatment; his TV and film resume also includes Miller’s Crossing, The Usual Suspects, Excalibur, Into the West, Little Women, Dead Man, The End of Violence, The Man in the Iron Mask, Vanity Fair, Jindabyne and Wah‐Wah.Gallagher Jr. will appear as Edmond Tyrone. He won the Tony for Spring Awakening and additional Broadway credits include Jerusalem, American Idiot and Rabbit Hole. He has recently been seen on screen in The Newsroom and Olive Kitteridge.Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer’s day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author’s personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story centers on the Tyrones, a dysfunctional family with a drug-addicted mother, penny-pinching father and two troubled sons.This will be the sixth Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning Long Day’s Journey Into Night since 1956; it was last seen on the Great White Way in 2003 starring Brian Dennehy, Vanessa Redgrave and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The play was adapted for the big screen in 1962, directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Katharine Hepburn and Ralph Richardson.Long Day’s Journey Into Night will mark the fifth Broadway production in Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary season, which also includes Old Times and Noises Off at the American Airlines Theatre, and Thérèse Raquin and She Loves Me at Studio 54.The full cast and design team will be announced soon. John Gallagher Jr.last_img read more

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Iconic Gold Coast mansion has been given a multimillion-dollar tropical update

first_img122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.FEEL a wave of calm wash over you as you step inside this stunning Surfers Paradise oasis. After living abroad for 16 years homeowners John and Frances Houston believe the Gold Coast was the closest thing to paradise. The couple bought the mansion at Paradise Waters in 2010 after they were attracted to its style and spaciousness. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Rebuilt with the help of international architectural and interior design practice Burley Katon Halliday, the house was designed for entertaining. “We have four dishwashers and a Sub-Zero fridge,” she said. “We celebrated my husband’s birthday and the chef catering for us was very impressed with the quality of the kitchen for a house. My husband and I love to cook.” The family said the mansion remained locked up most of the time.“We travel a lot so we don’t get to celebrate the house as much as we would like and it isn’t being used much at all,” she said. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Mrs Houston said when she and her husband bought it they wanted to breathe new life into it. The couple set out to rebuild the mansion which took them 18 months.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“It was wonderful the way it was but we wanted to give it a 21st century fit out with the latest technology and modern finishes,” Mrs Houston said.“It isn’t ostentatious it is one of those iconic homes where less is more and it sure does have a powerful impact in a house of this size,” she said. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.“The house is north east facing and we felt like we had found a slice of the tropics right here on the Gold Coast,” Mrs Houston said. “We lived in Phuket and Thailand for many years so it really did feel like a home away from home and it was our top choice to raise our daughter. “It certainly ticked all the boxes.” The three-level mansion oozes luxury from the entrance with a driveway that leads to a grand porte cochere and a dramatic butterfly roof. Massive pivot doors welcome you in to the foyer where a stunning double staircase frames a view of the Gold Coast skyline. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Mrs Houston said her favourite part about the design was the tropical style and Zen-feel it gave her. “Anywhere you look you will get a glimpse of tropical gardens or water,” she said. “The majority of the house is glass, greenery and light. There isn’t a dark space in the whole house so you constantly feel relaxed.” 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.A secret bar and home cinema are the perfect entertaining features while a sliding door opens to reveal a library. “When I am home my go to place is the living room, it is surrounded by greenery and I get an instant sense of peace,” she said. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.“We have a lot of international friends and it is always a wonderful time when we have them over to visit.” With imported limestone floors from Italy and Aretusa marble the property is swimming in luxury finishes. last_img read more

Semenya switches to 200m in search of more Olympics glory

first_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Semenya is among a minority of female athletes who have an unusually high level of testosterone, which gives them added strength. The media-shy South African has faced constant legal battles during her career, leading to temporary bans from competing in her favourite 800m. The latest testosterone regulations left her with a choice of competing in the 200m or a distance longer than the mile. She has not returned impressive times over longer distances in the past, which prompted her to seek 200m qualification for Tokyo.center_img Read Also: Ronaldinho: Paraguay appeals court rejects release request Semenya must trim another 0.69 sec off her Pretoria time to secure a place in the South African Olympics team. The 200m world and Olympic records are held by American Florence Griffith-Joyner, who clocked 21.34 sec at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Away from athletics, Semenya joined a Johannesburg-based football club last year but was unable to play immediately because she missed the registration deadline. Star South African 800-metre athlete Caster Semenya said on Friday she hopes to compete in the 200m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. South African Olympics champion Caster Semenya (R) wins the 200m final at a provincial championships in Pretoria Friday The 29-year-old is prohibited from defending her 800m Olympics title because she refuses to adhere to testosterone regulations set by governing body World Athletics. Semenya, and other female athletes with differences of sexual development (DSD), are banned from competing in races between 400m and the mile unless they take testosterone-lowering medication. She won the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics 800m titles and was the world champion over the distance in 2009, 2011 and 2017. The South African must clock a 22.80-second 200m to qualify for Tokyo and her best time, achieved Friday in Pretoria when winning a provincial championships final, is 23.49 sec. “My dream has always been, and will continue to be, to compete at the highest level of sport,” Semenya said on her Instagram account. “So in order pursue my goals and dreams, I have decided to change events and compete in the 200m. “This decision has not been an easy one, but I look forward to the challenge, and will work hard, doing all I can to qualify for Tokyo and compete to the best of my ability for South Africa.” Semenya took the athletics world by storm 11 years ago when becoming world champion in Berlin at the age of 19. But as her list of successes lengthened, rival female athletes began to question how the South African could leave them trailing in her wake.last_img read more

Rooney backs Di Maria to come good

first_imgWayne Rooney has one message for Angel di Maria’s doubters: form is temporary, class is permanent. United beat off strong competition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs to sign Di Maria from Real Madrid last summer, but after a bright start, the £59.7milllion man has faded fast. The low point of his United career came on Saturday when, after a poor first-half performance, he was substituted at half-time during the 2-0 win over Sunderland. Press Association The Argentinian looked a pale imitation of the man who lit up the World Cup, made 17 assists for Real Madrid and was named man of the match in the Champions League final last year. Rooney is convinced Di Maria will be a success at Old Trafford, though. “It was one of those days that every footballer has,” the United captain said when asked about Di Maria’s performance. “He’s a great player. You don’t lose your talent overnight. Hopefully he’ll get back to his best and start giving some great performances. “I think he will figure it out, we all have to do that sometimes. You have to come to it in your own way and I am sure he will be a big player for us between now and the end of the season.” Once referee Roger East had taken the controversial decision to dismiss Wes Brown instead of John O’Shea after awarding a penalty to United, it seemed only a matter of time before the hosts secured victory. Rooney dispatched the spot-kick and added a second goal six minutes from time after Costel Pantilimon spilled Adnan Januzaj’s shot into his path. The goals were Rooney’s first in the Premier League since Boxing Day, although his ability to find the net has been inhibited in recent weeks as he has been playing in midfield. The England captain did not use Van Gaal’s complaint that he does not have a 20-goals-a-season striker as motivation. “No, not at all. Everyone knows I’ve played midfield for the majority of the season but my record shows that I score goals so I’m not worried about that at all,” Rooney said. “I was obviously pleased that the manager played me up front and delighted to get the two goals. “I respect his decision wherever he wants to play me. Hopefully I can kick on from here.” East came in for severe criticism for sending Brown off when it was clear O’Shea pulled Falcao back before the former England defender made contact with the striker. Sunderland have decided to appeal against the red card and hope that Brown will be available for Tuesday’s match at Hull. “I think it was a penalty but I just don’t think it was Wes,” said Rooney, who was stood a few yards away when Falcao hit the turf. “It was tough but I would imagine it will get rescinded. In our view it was a clear penalty.” The Sunderland fans may have been unhappy with East for dismissing Brown, but it was the home supporters who were restless in the first half. United’s build-up play was often laboured and their final ball poor. Some fans started yelling “Attack! Attack! Attack!” but Rooney thinks they must be patient at times. “The fans here are always brilliant – they want us attacking at every opportunity but you can’t do that all the time,” he said. “Sometimes you have to work the opposition to tire them out which towards the end is how you win games.” Van Gaal was happy with the win but refused to hand out too many plaudits. It was suggested to him that Ashley Young had played well on the wing, but he was reluctant to lavish too much praise on the former Aston Villa man. “He showed a lot of confidence today and I hope he can continue that. One game is not enough,” the Dutchman said. last_img read more