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Upset Alert Pacers Take Game 2 as LeBron Wade

Pacers and George Hill got it done.It is one thing to lose at home to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. It’s another thing to lose with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade failing in the waning moments.But that’s exactly what happened. And the Indiana Pacers were the benefactors with a 78-75 victory that tied the series at 1-1.James, who had 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists, missed two foul shots with 54.3 seconds left and Miami down by a point. He had missed another free throw earlier. And with 16 seconds to go and the Pacers in front by two, Wade missed a driving layup.And finally, down by three in the last seconds of the game, neither Wade nor James took the last shot. It was a contested bomb by Mario Chalmers that clanked off the rim that sealed Indiana’s triumph that secured it the home court advantage.Forward David West  led the way with 16 points and  10 rebounds and guard George Hill added 15.Playing without injured forward Chris Bosh (abdominal strain), who is out for the series, the Heat received little help from anyone other than James and Wade. No other Miami player scored more than five points.The Heat have until Thursday’s Game 3 in Indianapolis to figure it out. read more

World Bank urges Caribbean to spend better on infrastructure

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, April 12, 2017 – Washington, DC – Spending Better to Achieve More, the World Bank said this region can improve infrastructure by making better assessments and prioritising spending efficiency.  According to the report, in Latin America & the Caribbean an average of three per cent of the GDP is spent on infrastructure while many countries spend more than four per cent. Comparatively, the percentage of GDP spent on infrastructure in the East Asia/Pacific region is 7.7. The causes of inefficient infrastructure investments, as cited in the report, include lack of institutional planning capacity, budgeting and implementation issues, inefficient procurement processes, and regulatory uncertainty. The report also said that adequate pricing for infrastructure services can also help increase efficiency.  The report said that sanitation and transport were two key areas where this region lagged behind other middle-income regions and said there was potential focus areas for infrastructure improvements. Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#WorldBankonCaribbeanInfrastructure#betterCaribbeaninfrastructure Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#betterCaribbeaninfrastructure, #magneticmedianews, #WorldBankonCaribbeanInfrastructurelast_img read more

Students win statewide engineering competition with robotic hand

first_img KUSI Newsroom Students win statewide engineering competition with robotic hand May 8, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three students from Fallbrook High School recently won first in place a highly competitive statewide engineering technology and design competition.Lianna Arnold, 16; Kyle Bequette, 17 and Nick Holemo, 18; created the “Handinator 3000” in their Biomedical Engineering/Advanced Engineering class.The robotic prosthetic hand, which is entirely student designed and created, has full mobility and control, as well as the ability to sense and relay pressure to its user.With the most recent win, the Fallbrook High School team is now planning a trip to compete in the national-level competition at the end of June in Louisville, Kentucky. KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 8:20 AM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 8, 2019last_img read more

125000 Unemployed Texas Workers Have Filed Claims After Harvey

first_imgJorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUTAmong the costs of Hurricane Harvey are lost jobs.Early projections say Hurricane Harvey will end up costing $190 billion. Damages, disruption to businesses and increased gas prices all contribute to this. Another factor: lost jobs due to the storm.Lisa Givens, a spokesperson for the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), tells News 88.7 about 125,000 people in Texas have applied for Disaster Unemployment Assistance since Harvey hit.Givens says not all of those claims will be paid, as they’re still processing eligibility requirements. “As we move through the recovery process, we’re certainly looking to place people in employment,” Givens said. “We are anecdotally hearing many times these claims are for temporary situations of unemployment. But we just won’t know until the long term plays out.”More federal money is on the way to help with the situation. The Department of Labor has awarded a $30 million grant to the workforce commission to fund temporary jobs to aid cleanup, demolition and other Harvey recovery efforts. The commission is working with workforce development offices called Workforce Solutions to determine needs.“The Workforce Solutions offices can determine by looking at individual skills and assessing their skill level, they’ll be able to appropriately place them in employment that fits their needs, as well as the employers’ demands,” Givens said.Grants like these have been awarded to TWC in the past. An estimated $88 million in federal grant money was allocated to help after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. A $13 million grant was awarded specifically for dislocated workers after the downturn of the gas and oil industry.Pre-Harvey, the Texas workforce was ticking up, adding 5,500 jobs in August. And annual employment growth for Texas was at 2.5 percent, which was more than double the annual growth rate set the previous year. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /00:34 Sharelast_img read more

How to Watch Apples iPhone Event

first_img 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. September 12, 2018 Apple on Wednesday is set to unveil new iPhones, an updated Apple Watch and more. PCMag’s Sascha Segan will be there for hands-on time with all the new gadgets, but if you didn’t snag an invite to Cupertino, you can still watch online.The event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET at the Steve Jobs Theater inside Apple’s new headquarters. It will be live streamed via apple.com/apple-events/september-2018, but make sure you have the right setup.Apple recommends watching via Safari on an iOS device running iOS 10+, a Mac with macOS Sierra 10.12+ or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. Or stream to Apple TV via AirPlay with a second-gen+ Apple TV with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS. Other platforms may also work on recent versions of Chrome or Firefox with MSE, H.264 and AAC, Apple says.If you spend all day on Twitter, meanwhile, why not watch the keynote from there? In a first for Apple, the company will stream tomorrow’s event via its usually dormant @Apple Twitter feed:Join us September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the #AppleEvent live on Twitter. Tap ❤️ below and we’ll send you updates on event day. pic.twitter.com/i9mGHTKhvu— Apple (@Apple) September 10, 2018 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more