Odds & Ends: Adele Wants to Star on Broadway & More

first_imgAdele(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Javier Muñoz Star Files View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Adele Wants to Star on BroadwayThis is music to our ears…Adele would love to be on the Great White Way! According to Vanity Fair, the Grammy winner has her heart set on playing the role of Mama Rose in Gypsy. However, the songstress added, “like when I’m 50,” so Barbra Streisand has nothing to fear from a competing project for the next two decades. Perhaps in the meantime, Adele, you could get to work on penning that Main Stem musical instead? Hello, can you hear us?Javier Muñoz Tapped for QuanticoJavier Muñoz, who is currently headlining Broadway’s Hamilton, is set to appear in an episode of ABC’s Quantico. TVLine reveals that he will play Gabriel Carrera, vice consul at a D.C. consulate, in the drama. The man is non-stop!Ars Nova/Comet Dispute UpdateAnother twist in the dispute between Ars Nova and The Great Comet’s commercial producers. The New York Times reports that the three lead producers of the musical, Howard and Janet Kagan and Paula Marie Black, have offered to agree to Ars Nova’s demands over billing, if the nonprofit lets go of two legal claims it recently filed. We will keep you posted!Pasek & Paul Tapped for Snow White RemakeAnd the next live-action movie musical in development over at Disney is…Snow White! Broadway favorites Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) have been enlisted to pen new songs for the project, which will be produced by Marc Platt (Wicked, Grease: Live), writes Variety. Other films on the horizon from the mouse house include The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Oliver Twist. The Emma Watson-led Beauty and the Beast is slated to hit movie theaters on March 17, 2017.Tuck Everlasting Scribe Natalie Babbitt Dead at 84Natalie Babbitt, who wrote the 1975 children’s novel Tuck Everlasting, which was adapted into a musical that played Broadway this past spring, has died at the age of 84. According to the Associated Press, the cause of death was cancer.Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Set for Bright Star ConcertThe original company of Bright Star, including Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan, will reunite for a one-night-only concert to celebrate the original cast recording alongside co-creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. The event is scheduled to take place at Town Hall on December 12.P.S. The London production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, starring Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey, has extended by a week and will now play through December 3 at the St. James Theatre.last_img read more

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Burritos and Brands: Is a good branch manager worth $100,000?

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Details An age-old adage of retail go something like this: “hire for attitude and train for skills.” But just how accurate is that in 2020? For decades, financial institutions have searched high and low for qualified and talented staff that could serve both the consumer-facing and back-office arenas. And while some degree of turnover, especially on the front line, is likely to always be a part of credit unions, are there any new approaches to hiring brand-driven employees that stay for the long-haul?A recent article highlights a new approach to this hiring challenge as it is being approached by the fast food industry. Taco Bell recently announced that in certain locations it will offer a $100,000 restaurant manager salary. While this six-figure fast food salary may sound preposterous on the service, what implications might it have and what may financial institutions learn from at least the principle?Most retailers, including fast food and financial institutions, face a similar challenge addressing the 3.5% unemployment rate (the lowest in 40 years) and attracting and retaining qualified staff. While financial institutions certainly can’t afford to pay starting tellers, for example, $100,000 a year, what about at the branch manager level?If you think that salary is too high, how much market and wallet share is your credit union as a whole (and your branches as feeders of that) losing when either A) your branch manager turnover rate is so high you can never really establish a branch as a viable, functional option for consumers and/or B) the individuals you have in leadership positions now simply do not buy into your brand and help drive it as the focus of your credit union?Brand-driven employees have a direct impact on your bottom line. Those that buy into the brand and live it every day generate not just revenue but vitally important consumer loyalty and affinity. Employees that don’t buy into your brand but instead “mail it in” every day have a negative impact on your brand but also cost you more than simply revenue, digging deeply into potential consumer loyalty as well as word-of-mouth recommendations and referrals to friends, family and coworkers.Just how much is your brand worth? Is it worth it $100,000 dollar manager salary? While there are multiple methods of determining brand value, know this: it takes a great deal of time to build up and a matter of seconds to tear down if not lived correctly. While the point of this article is certainly not to advocate a six-figure salary for every branch manager out there, it is to highlight the importance of investing in the right people in the right places. At what higher levels could your credit union function (both financially and culturally) if it made the investment in a strong brand and training to that brand?While credit unions aren’t in the business of selling fast food tacos and burritos, there is certainly a lesson to be learned here. How highly does your credit union value its brand and how much is it willing to invest in order to grow and protect it?last_img read more

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Catholic Charities receives grant to improve volunteer program

first_imgIf you are interested in volunteering with the program, you can reach Catholic Charities of Broome County at 607-729-9166, or you can visit their website. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Catholic Charities of Broome County have been awarded more than $67,000, and it’ll all be going right back to the community. The money will go toward their retired and senior volunteer program. The program has more than 300 senior volunteers, all working to make a difference in the community. center_img “It really resounds through our whole community. There’s a lot of good that’s multiplied, it’s a domino effect. As they volunteer in all the different places in our community, food pantries and places like that, they’re actually touching many people in our community and we’re lucky to have them,” said Catholic Charities of Broome County Executive Director Lori Accardi. last_img read more

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Searcher Seismic in new multi-client campaign offshore Peru

first_imgSearcher Seismic has reached an agreement with state-owned Perupetro to produce four new multi-client projects as part of its Offshore Peru Multi-client Campaign.Source: Searcher SeismicAccording to Searcher’s statement on Wednesday, the interpretation, regional reconstruction, and play level evaluation will be delivered to participants through the delivery of four new projects; Huayno 2D Pre-Stack Reprocessing, Peru Offshore Rectified Seismic Data on Saismic, Peru Offshore Well Atlas, and an interpretative report titled Offshore Prospectivity: A Review of Peru’s Offshore Basins.Searcher has begun reprocessing 25,700 km of vintage 2D field data for the Huayno 2D Pre-Stack Reprocessing project. The regional 2D reprocessing project aims to provide a much-improved, consistent, regional grid covering the offshore basins of Peru, with multiple vintages tying as many wells, leads and prospects as possible.The Peru Offshore Rectified Seismic Data is all existing offshore seismic data for Peru, both 2D and 3D, rectified and loaded into Searcher’s new Saismic platform for a simple access for explorers.The Peru Offshore Well Atlas is comprised of a selection of 63 offshore wells, whose well reports are to be enhanced and organised prior to interpretation including evaluation, risk segmentation and failure/success analysis.The report Offshore Prospectivity: A Review of Peru’s Offshore Basins will provide a comprehensive regional play-based evaluation of the offshore basins of Peru based on the interpretation of available public domain data.  The study utilizes a multidisciplinary approach with emphasis on geology, geophysics (seismic, magnetics, and gravity) and geochemistry for managing ongoing evaluation of the area.Rachel Masters, VP of Project Development for Searcher, said Searcher’s entry into Peru will upgrade the existing offshore Peruvian database with the recent experience gained through similar projects in Argentina.“Offshore Peru offers high impact, moderate risk exploration in shallow water, with high prospectivity in multiple, relatively unexplored basins, together with Perupetro welcoming foreign investment.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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Treñas channels Duterte in fiery flag ceremony speech

first_img“Theaward affirms investors’ confidence in Iloilo City. The city’sbusiness-friendliness has also raised governance to the next level with activeand strong public-private partnerships (PPP) in various priority programs andprojects,” Treñas stressed./PN ILOILO City – In the presence of boyand girl city officials, Mayor Jerry Treñas minced no words as he verballyattacked unnamed officers and personnel of the City Engineer’s Office in ablistering speech during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony at city hall. Treñas accused the previous citygovernment of pressuring regular employees and job hires to engage in partisanpolitical activities. “Kamodira sa City Engineer(’s Office) mga yawa kamo!” hollered Treñas,channeling President Rodrigo Duterte who is known to hurl invectives duringpublic speeches. Treñas also warned department headsfrequently absent from meetings. Their offices won’t be receiving budgets, hesaid. “Never again should the offices of thecity government be used for partisan consideration. Sugod subong kon sin-o sa inyo ang mapausar-usar pulitika, tapongolonko,” warned the mayor. “Ginbayrankita tanan sang pumoulyo sang syudad. Waay kita nagabakasyon diri. Waay kitaginabayran para magkaon sa mga hotel. Ginabayran kita para mag obra,” Treñassaid. Continuing his rant, “Wala kamo nahuya? Indi ang mayor ang gapasweldo sa inyo. Ang gapasweldo sainyo ang gobyerno sang syudad.” PCCIannually recognizes local government units that have demonstrated outstandingefforts in instituting good governance reforms to promote trade andinvestments, transparency, accountability, and efficiency in delivering businessservices to generate inclusive and sustainable growth, and fast-track localeconomic development. “Gustoko ang mga kabataan makabati. Indi ‘na husto nga klase sang pangadministrasyon. Dapat serbisyo sang husto,”he explained. Mayor Jerry Treñas. JERRY TREÑAS FACEBOOK The fiery speech was intentional,Treñas admitted as much. All his businesses were subjected tomonthly inspection during the previous city hall administration, like checkingthe occupancy permits, said Treñas. He accused them of engaging inpartisan activities in the recent midterm elections. The high school boy and girl cityofficials and city government officials and employees were silent, stunned bywhat they heard. Just last week, Iloilo Citywas recognized as the most business-friendly highly urbanized city outsideMetro Manila by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).President Duterte awarded Treñas with a plaque. “Pausar-usarkamo sa hijo de puta? Tonto kamo!” said avisibly irate mayor. last_img read more

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PSTMO on trike highway ban: ‘Very complex’

first_imgHe is open to the possibility ofallowing tricycles on highways “basta aralang sila right lane, sa pinakakilid nga lane, kon wala na gid sang other modes oftransportation nga naga-serve.” As per 2016 data, Conlu said, IloiloCity has 27 national roads, 151 local streets or city roads, and 107.976 roadnetworks. But according to Año, “Matagalna nating ipinagbabawal ang mga tricyclesat pedicabssa national highwayngunit ang daming pasaway. Hindi lang ito nakakasagabal sa daan kundi nagigingsanhi ng sakuna sa kalye. Kaya dapat nang maging mahigpit ang mga mayorsat ang pulis at siguruhing maipapatupad ang banna ito.” Conlu, however, said “very complex ang sitwasyon. Nabudlayan kami kay it isnot just about tricycles, it is also about the passengers.” Representatives of thetransportation department and its attached agencies will function as resourcepersons of the task force, while the head of the city or municipal legal officeshall provide secretariat support to it. There are more or less 1,300 “renewed”tricycle operators in this city, said Conlu. “Local governments must review and modify tricycleroutes according to the ban and are encouraged to include in their plans theconstruction of local roads or overpasses where the tricycles can operate,” hesaid. But running after the tricycles andpedicab is “a challenge”, said Conlu. Task forces of adjacent LGUs must coordinate and come up with a combined TRP. Each TRP is valid from two years after the issuance of the memorandum. Año said tricycles arealso not allowed to even cross or make a U-turn on national highways. Through DILG MemorandumCircular (MC) 2020-036, the DILG Secretary also said that each city andmunicipality should create a tricycle task force separate from the tricycleregulatory boards to formulate or review its tricycle route plan. Also, he said, “May mga areas nga ang naga-servelang gid tricycles. So indi mo man pwde kwaon sila. Sin-o ma-servesang mga passengers dira?”center_img As part of the roadclearing operations being led by the Department of Interior and LocalGovernment (DILG), Secretary Eduardo Año ordered local chief executives tostrictly implement the ban on tricycles and pedicabs on national highways andto create a tricycle task force that shall draw up a tricycle route plan in theirareas. The task force will becomposed of the mayor as chairman, the chief of police as vice-chairman, andthe Sanggunian’s committee chair on transportation or public safety, thepresident of the Liga ng mga Barangay, the head of the tricycle regulatoryboard, the head of the Department of Public Order and Safety, the planning anddevelopment officer, the head of the traffic management office, and the localgovernment operations officer as members. Some tricycles were holders offranchises from the city government and these covered routes that werepreviously classified as local roads but were, in recent years, converted intonational roads. According to Conlu, since January thePSTMO already apprehended 766 tricycles and mostly on the Sen. Benigno AquinoJr. Avenue (Diversion Road). But he said the actual number could bearound 5,000 tricycle units, which means almost half are operating as colorum(franchise-less). The MC also orders the Philippine National Police to help local leaders enforce the ban./PN The plan should include a schematic map of the location of tricycle terminals, the national highways of the LGU and the portions thereof to be used by tricycles if there is no alternative route. The plan must also detail the installation of appropriate signages, marks for lanes and other safety features to guide all vehicles; create awareness among residents and motorists of new tricycle routes or portions of highways allowed to tricycles because of lack of alternative route; a color scheme or emblem for tricycles that ply a route traversing a national highway; and penalties for violators. According to Año, the task force is tasked to meet with stakeholders and rationalize all tricycle routes to enforce the ban, identify national roads within the jurisdiction of the LGU, and determine the present and proposed routes in view of drafting a tricycle route plan (TRP) within 30 days from the issuance of the memorandum. ILOILO City – The city government’sPublic Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) vowed to step up itscampaign against tricycles and pedicabs operating on national highways.last_img read more

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Homich, Knapp win Lamoine half-marathon

first_imgLAMOINE — Matt Homich and Dara Knapp won the third annual Lamoine half-marathon Saturday morning.Homich finished the 13.1-mile course, which started and ended at Lamoine Beach, in one hour, 20 minutes and 50 seconds to take first overall and in the male age 19-29 division. Knapp (age 30-39 division) was the first female finisher in 1:41:15.Some 70 runners competed in this year’s race.Dara Knapp finishes the Lamoine half-marathon on Saturday. Knapp was the first female finisher in one hour, 41 minutes and 15 seconds.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSThe event was started by Nick Brown and Nate Jillette in the spring of 2014 after Brewer’s Chamberlain March was canceled due to weather. With local runners eager to kick off the road racing season, Brown and Jillette threw together the half-marathon that has since become an annual affair.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe following also won their divisions:Female age 19-29: Sam Burrill (1:51:41).Male age 30-39: Ian Fraser (1:21.52).Male age 40-49: Andy Pereira (1:25:27).Female age 40-49: Robin Clarke (1:43:49).Male age 50-59: Michael Westphal (1:38:56).Female age 50-59: Lisa Tweedie (2:01:20).Male age 60-69: Bob Ciano (1:33:29).Female age 60-69: Donna Kausen (2:08.56).last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports The Saints say their involvement was limited to a team executive preparing church leaders for the publicity surrounding the credibly accused list.Retired Judge Carolyn Gill-Jefferson will hear arguments Thursday and recommend whether the 276 documents in question should be made public. She was appointed “special master” in the dispute by an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judge overseeing a lawsuit against the archdiocese over a longtime deacon accused of abusing schoolchildren decades ago.The AP filed a motion urging the release of the emails, calling the communications a matter of “utmost public concern.”TENNIS-FEDERER-SURGERYRoger Federer has knee surgery, will miss French Open February 20, 2020 Anderson died in 2008. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-LABORNFL owners to meet Thursday and discuss labor negotiationsNEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will meet Thursday in Manhattan to discuss ongoing negotiations with the players’ association about a new collective bargaining agreement. Associated Press NFL-SAINTS-CLERGY ABUSENFL’s Saints head to court in Catholic Church email disputeNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints headed to court Thursday in a bid to block the release of hundreds of confidential emails detailing the behind-the-scenes public relations work the team did for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese amid its sexual abuse crisis.The request comes amid claims that the NFL team joined the Archdiocese of New Orleans in a “pattern and practice” of concealing sexual abuse — an allegation the Saints have vehemently denied.Attorneys for some two dozen men suing the church say the emails show team officials had a say in deciding which priests the archdiocese named on a 2018 list of dozens of “credibly accused” clergy members, a roster an Associated Press analysis found was undercounted by at least 20 names.center_img Recent talks have brought both sides closer to a potential agreement a year before the current 10-year deal expires. Having the 32 team owners together for a previously unscheduled forum — the next scheduled owners meeting is not until the end of March in Florida — appears to be a sign of substantial progress.The league has proposed a 17-game regular season as part of a new contract. A trade-off to get that likely would include more roster spots as well as a larger percentage of revenues going to players.There have also been discussions about reducing the preseason. An extra bye week during the regular season also is a possibility.Although there would seem to be plenty of time to get a new deal done, the NFL’s business season starts March 18, when free agency begins. Getting a CBA before then would allow the league to turn attention to further broadcast and digital contracts and international initiatives.The NFL Players Association has scheduled a conference call for Friday. Wimbledon starts June 29.TOKYO VIRUS-OLYMPIC TEST EVENTSVirus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-onlyTOKYO (AP) — A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being revamped because of fear of the spreading virus from China.It’s now limited to only Japanese athletes, with the Olympics just over five months away. ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says five former patients have alleged that a deceased university physician sexually abused them during exams, with one accuser saying Dr. Robert E. Anderson’s actions over several decades made him a “sexual predator.”A spokesman acknowledged Wednesday that some university employees were aware of accusations against the doctor prior to a 2018 complaint that led to a police investigation.Robert Julian Stone told The Associated Press that Anderson assaulted him during a medical appointment at the university’s health center in 1971. Stone said he alerted university officials last summer, inspired by the national #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.The school said it has set up a hotline for others who have information to come forward.The former director of University Health Service was a team physician for various sports at Michigan from 1966 until his retirement in 2003. He was the football team’s physician for three-plus decades, working with coaches such as Bo Shembechler and Lloyd Carr. The National Athletic Trainer’s Association gave Anderson the President’s Challenge Award in 1988. The two-day test event opens at the new Ariake Arena on Feb. 28 and is relatively obscure — a Paralympic test for boccia, a precision ball sport similar to bocce and related to lawn bowling. It’s the first of 19 remaining test events before the Olympics are to open on July 24.They will be watched closely, as will the start of the torch relay on March 26 in Fukushima, a prefecture devastated nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the meltdown of three nuclear reactors.The test events may reveal what effect the spreading virus is having on Olympic preparations, and the ability of non-Japanese athletes to safely enter Japan.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DOCTOR-INVESTIGATIONUniversity of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claims BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer has had surgery on his right knee and will miss the French Open and several other tournaments.Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said his knee “has been bothering me for a little while” so he decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday.Federer wrote that doctors “are very confident of a full recovery.” He ended his post by telling his fans “see you on the grass!” as he targets a return for Wimbledon.Federer struggled with his fitness at times during the recent Australian Open, and was clearly hampered when he lost to Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) in straight sets in the semifinals after making a strong start.Federer will skip tournaments in Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami prior to the French Open, which starts on May 24. He could potentially return to play at one of his favorite tournaments in Halle, Germany, on June 15. He has was won the grass-court tournament 10 times.last_img read more

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Perfect no more: UW goes 0-1

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoCHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Last season, Wisconsin fell behind Illinois early but managed a spirited second-half comeback to pull out a win at home. Playing on the road Saturday, the Badgers were unable to pull off a similar escape act, losing to the Illini 31-26.The loss snapped Wisconsin’s national-best 14-game winning streak and left a big impression on the Badgers.”After the game I was standing on the sidelines and couldn’t move for awhile because I’m not used to this,” cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu said.Wisconsin fell behind early, as Illinois drove 80 yards in only six plays — running three times for 65 yards — to take a 7-0 lead on its third drive of the game.The scoring drive was capped by a 32-yard touchdown run by Illinois running back Rashard Mendenhall.”I don’t think ever since I’ve been a head coach … when he turned the corner I said, ‘He’s gone.’ And I don’t ever think I’ve said that,” Illinois head coach Ron Zook said.That possession set the tone for the game. The Wisconsin defense was unable to stop Illinois’ spread rushing attack, which gashed the Badger defense for 289 yards.”We ran our offense and those guys, our offensive line, did a great job, Rashard (Mendenhall) did a great job and (quarterback) Juice (Williams) made good decisions with the football,” Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said.”As a team and as an offense, we had to go out and execute what we do and not beat ourselves.”Most of the damage on the ground was created by Mendenhall (160 yards) and Williams (92).”We just got out of position against guys like Juice Williams and (Rashard) Mendenhall,” Ikegwuonu said. “They’re going to make you pay and they did.”That duo, along with wide receiver Arrelious Benn give the Illini a trio of great playmakers.“They have three players on offense that can change the game on one play,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said.The Badgers’ offense looked to respond on their next possession, driving the ball 56 yards down the field before it stalled at the Illinois 21-yard line.But kicker Taylor Mehlhaff missed a 38-yard attempt — his first misfire of the season–and UW gave the ball back to the Illini.Illinois ran its lead to 17-0 before Wisconsin was able to tally a score. With Illinois committed to stopping the Wisconsin running game, the Badgers turned to the air and its tight ends.Quarterback Tyler Donovan found Garrett Graham for two catches and Travis Beckum for one long completion to move the ball into position for another 38-yard Mehlhaff field goal attempt, which was good.The amount of emphasis the Badgers placed on the air attack at the expense of pounding the ball — Donovan threw 27 times in the first half and 49 times for 392 yards in the game, while Hill ran the ball only 21 times — surprised the Illinois defense.”We thought they were going to play big boy ball more,” Illinois linebacker J Leman said. “Wisconsin’s known for running the ball, powers and leads, and it seemed like they wanted to start throwing the ball on us.”That makes a linebacker a little upset.”While Donovan was able to amass a career-high in yardage through the air, the passing game ended up being the undoing of the Badgers. After pulling to within five points at the end of the third quarter, the Badgers had two possessions to pull closer or take the lead.On the first play of the fourth quarter, Donovan dropped back and heaved a long pass to a fully-extended Beckum for a 35-yard gain. The play was reviewed, but the catch stood. Four plays later, however, Donovan fired a poor pass over the middle, which was intercepted by Kevin Mitchell.The Wisconsin defense forced Illinois to punt after a three-and-out, and on the second play of the Badgers’ ensuing possession Donovan tried to hook up with Beckum again on a similar route.Beckum was tightly covered by Vontae Davis, however, and the pass was intercepted. “Whenever we get Travis one-on-one, we’re going to take advantage of it,” Donovan said. “The DB made a good play on the ball and — I didn’t even see it — but he must have sealed Travis pretty good and made a play on the ball.”According to Leman, Davis wasn’t going to be beaten a second time.”He made a great catch down the sideline — Beckum did down the sideline — and Vontae said, ‘I’ve got something for him next time,’” Leman said.Illinois pounded the ball for a 9-play, 71-yard drive on the next possession, which extended the lead to 31-19.The Badgers made one last-ditch effort near the end of the game, scoring on a Donovan-to-Graham nine-yard touchdown pass with 1:31 to go, but the ensuing onside kick failed, and the Illini ran out the remaining time for the win.last_img read more

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J.J. Redick believes Jamal Crawford will break out of his shooting slump

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Yeah, I mean, I do feel for him,” Redick said. “Everybody goes through slumps, mini slumps, bad-shooting nights. It happens. He’s a guy who’s a shot-maker, so I expect him to bounce back.”Redick had some advice for Crawford, who averaged 18.6 points during the season.“I think you take the shots within the concept of what the team’s trying to do,” Redick said. “And if he does that and they’re good shots, he’s going to make them and he’ll get things turned around.”Jordan third in defensive votingAlthough Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t agree with it, center DeAndre Jordan finished third in voting for the Defensive Player of the Year award, the NBA announced Monday. Joakim Noah of the Bulls was first with 555 points and 100 out of a possible 125 first-place votes, Roy Hibbert of Indiana was second with 166 points and eight first-place votes, with Jordan getting 121 points and eight first-place votes.“I thought he should have won,” Rivers said.A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters were the voters.Rivers was asked ahead of Monday’s tip-off how much better Jordan got as the season progressed.“Well, just tremendous, but he started out pretty good, I will say that,” Rivers said. “The other night (in Game 1) you saw it, how effective he can be. I just think that as the year goes on you get more and more comfortable doing it.“And then playing your role and buying into it. I think he realized there is a lot of success you can have with that. I also think he realizes how much of an impact he has on our team. He’s important.”Jordan averaged a league-high 13.6 rebounds. He was third in blocks with a 2.48 average. He had 11 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in the Clippers’ loss on Saturday.Paul: hamstring OKClippers guard Chris Paul described his right hamstring that he injured in the Clippers’ Game 1 loss on Saturday as “OK” after receiving treatment. But how much concern does Rivers have?“I don’t know,” Rivers said. “I don’t talk about that.”Meanwhile, Rivers conceded that Redick hasn’t fully recovered from a bulging disk in his back, an injury that sidelined him for 25 games this season.“He’s feeling better than what he did, but there’s going to be no 100 percent for him this year, “ Rivers said. “We’re prepared for it if he has to miss a game.”Rivers conceded Redick, who returned on April 3, “was close” to sitting out the rest of the season.“I was getting myself comfortable with that idea,” Rivers said. “Then all of a sudden, he decided, ‘I’m going to go play. If we have to do something this summer, we’ll do something this summer. But I’m going to play.’”center_img Before Saturday’s series opener against the Golden State Warriors, Clippers coach Doc Rivers talked about how imperative it is that super sixth-man Jamal Crawford finds his shooting stroke.Crawford, who has missed several games over the past seven weeks because of a strained left calf muscle, then went out and made just 2 of 11 shots from the field in the Clippers’ 109-105 loss to the Warriors.In his final three games of the regular season, Crawford shot 3 of 8, 3 of 9 and 10 of 25. Which means he is in a bonafide shooting slump.As a prolific shooter in his own right, guard J.J. Redick knows what Crawford is going through.last_img read more

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