Library allies push Measure L

first_imgCommittee members have several arguments to convince residents a new library is needed. “Our students don’t have an adequate library to do research for school,” said Gail LaBau, library board president and a teacher at Santa Fe Middle School. Some students use the Arcadia and Pasadena libraries, she said, but not all students can get to those facilities. “The current library was built when the city’s population was about 15,000,” she said. “It’s around 40,000 now, and we’re still using the same library.” Room is so scarce, participants in the literacy program often have to meet outside on park benches, she said. “A library is the intellectual center of a city,” said Jim Spring, a committee member, “and Monrovia’s is not adequate.” “Monrovia is such a wonderful place to live,” added Kathy Knudsen, library board vice president. “A library is the cultural center of the city. Ours needs to be improved and upgraded. It’s something everybody can use. Our current circulation is 110,000 books.” Schamadan said they will stage a final phone blitz March 4 and 5. They had 500 “Yes on Measure L” yard signs printed and have less than 100 left. Committee members will be at the high school for Founders Night on Tuesday, and will have a table at the March 2 family festival. Of Monrovia’s nearly 40,000 residents, 17,284 are registered voters, of whom 3,912 voted in the 2005 municipal election. emanuel.parker@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONROVIA – The Yes on Measure L Committee, established to win approval for the measure to build a new library, is heading into the final weeks before the March 6 vote full of confidence. Charlotte Schamadan, committee chair, said she’s encountered only two negative responses during phone calls to residents. “And they notified me via e-mail that they had changed their minds and now supported the measure,” she said. Measure L’s parcel tax would raise about $15.5 million to replace the city’s 14,000- square-foot library, which is more than 50 years old, with a 28,000-square-foot facility in Library Park, site of the current library. The library has more than 120,000 volumes, but only 50,000 can be displayed. The building can’t support additional computer stations, has one toilet each for men and women, and the roof, heating and air conditioning need constant repairs. The City Council voted in December to place the measure on the March ballot. Prior to that, they paid for a telephone survey that found 51percent of voters definitely support the tax, 16 percent would probably support it, 4 percent are undecided but leaning toward support, while 16 percent definitely oppose it. The committee had only eight weeks to campaign for the measure. They used phone calls, yard signs, banners, brochures and solicitation letters to reach out to voters. They sent out 400 solicitation letters, Schamadan said, got a 25 percent response and raised $11,675, enough to finance the campaign. The biggest expense, $7,000, has been for postage, she said. last_img read more

Brand South Africa hosts Afcon journos

first_imgBrand South Africa is hosting journalists visiting South Africa for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) this week. The tour kicked off in Durban on Thursday with a visit to the striking Moses Mabhida Stadium, a Fifa World Cup stadium and the venue for five Afcon matches.The visiting journalists represented a mix of sports and business publications from countries including Russia, Zambia, Brazil and Qatar.“The purpose of such tours is to position South Africa in terms of the business of sport. We want to show the legacy left by the Fifa World Cup. We also want to show that South Africa is serious about inter-regional development,” explained Sandile Ngidi of Brand South Africa.Trade destinationThe day began at the Elangeni Hotel, where a number of short talks were presented, highlighting KwaZulu-Natal as a trade destination.Phillip Sithole, the head of KwaZulu-Natal Tourism, said investing in sports events such as the Fifa World Cup had produced an excellent return on investment for the city.“If you look at the benefits we received from the World Cup as well as [UN climate change summit] COP 17 , they now amount to billions of rands,” Sithole said. “Hosting major events also addresses issues around infrastruture; you can’t host major events if you don’t have the infrastructure for them.”The most visible symbol of the infrastructure development for major events in the city of Durban is undoubtedly the Moses Mabhida Stadium with its massive arch, which begins in two pieces on the south side of the stadium before coming together as one, representing the coming together of the South African nation.Stadium tourIt was thus a natural choice to take a tour of the stadium, which was buzzing with activity ahead of Afcon 2013. A guided tour included a visit to the very well equipped and spacious players’ changing rooms and a journey to the top of the arch on the SkyCar. From there, one took in a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding city.During the morning meeting, the journalists also learnt about the Sharks rugby team, which is based in Durban. Not only is the Sharks one of the most successful brands in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa, it is also on of South Africa’s top 100 brands, making it a “superbrand”.Sharks’ advertising and match day events manager Novashni Chetty laid out the holistic approach of the franchise to Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and beyond and explained how the players have become an integral part of different communities and helped to uplift them.The Sharks’ reach was emphasised by an anti-bullying campaign that has gone beyond the boundaries of South Africa, and the signing of a deal with United Arab Emirates Rugby for the Sharks to open three academies in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.Trade and InvestmentClaude Pretorius, destination marketing manager of Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal, said major events such as the Fifa World Cup and Afcon 2013 were opportunities to create awareness.“Because of the awareness around these big events, it’s an opportunity for us to host our target audience during these events. While they’re here we give them an opportunity to see the existing infrastructure, to see the planned projects, to see what the opportunities are,” Pretorius said.“What is also very important is the amount of international publicity that South Africa gets for free, which would otherwise be very expensive for us,” he added.Durban Container TerminalIn the afternoon, the group also paid a visit to Transnet’s Durban Container Terminal in the Durban Harbour, the busiest port in Africa. The evening featured dinner at the uShaka Marine World theme park.The visit to Durban was day one of a tour for the journalists that will include the opening ceremony and opening matches of Afcon 2013 at the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday. – Southafrica.infolast_img read more

Chlorinated water sanitation of leafy green vegetables for fresh produce processors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Before leafy green vegetables get to your local grocery store they are treated with sanitizers to reduce bacteria that have come in contact with the produce prior to or during harvesting and to prevent cross-contamination.Chlorinated water is usually used in fresh produce industry. Chlorinated water treatment is cost-effective and easiest to manage among all of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved sanitizers for fresh produce. If the produce is dirty, it is rinsed first with cool water because organic material reduces the efficacy of the sanitation process.Keep in mind this information is intended for small food processors. This sanitation process is not recommended for use at home to clean lettuce or other leafy vegetables from your garden, unless the chlorine meets food grade classification.Chlorinated water is produced by adding either chlorine gas, calcium hypochlorite, or sodium hypochlorite to water. Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), also known as bleach, is sold in liquid form. Although more costly than other options, it is safer and relatively easy to use. Since minimal monitoring is required, NaOCl is a common chlorine source for chlorinated water in smaller scale operations. Sodium hypochlorite solution should be stored in a dark and dry place at temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees F and should be used within three months. How is chlorinated water prepared?Chlorinated water with a concentration range of 75 to 200 parts per million (ppm) active chlorine is commonly used. Active chlorine concentration of 200 ppm is the maximum amount allowed to be used by law. The chlorinated water solution with 200 ppm active chlorine is prepared by mixing approximately 1 tablespoon of 5.25% food-grade NaOCl solution, with 1 gallon of water. Although commercial household bleaches (such as Clorox) are sodium hypochlorite solution in water at 5.25% concentration, they may not be food grade. Food grade bleach is defined as sodium hypochlorite solution without any additives such as fragrances, stabilizers, or thickeners. Read the label because only food grade bleach is approved by the EPA for use in food processing.Chlorinated water should be prepared fresh daily. Because chlorine content decreases with time, it should be monitored by using chlorine test strips or kits which measures the concentration of “free chlorine or available chlorine.” How is chlorinated water applied?Chlorinated water is applied by either submerging or spraying the fresh produce. Submerging involves loading produce into a long channel filled with cool, chlorinated water. Submersion for one minute, in a concentration of 75 to 200 ppm available chlorine, is usually effective. Spraying which also provides hydro-cooling is applied to the produce which is placed on a conveyor belt that simultaneously cools and sanitizes. For leafy greens, chlorinated water with available chlorine concentration of 75 to 150 ppm is used. Why is pH of chlorinated water important for effective sanitation?The effectiveness of chlorinated water is highly dependent on the pH of the solution.The solution should be held between pH values of 6.5 to 7.5 to produce hypochlorous acid (HOCl). A pH below 6.5 is corrosive to processing equipment. A pH above 7.5 reduces the effectiveness of sanitation. How is the pH of chlorinated water checked and adjusted?The pH must be checked frequently so that adjustments can be made to offset the addition of the organic matter from the fresh produce. A pH meter shouldbe used, but pH test kits and even litmus paper can provide general pH ranges.If the pH is found to be outside of the necessary range, sodium carbonate is added to raise the pH, and hydrochloric acid, vinegar or sodium bisulfate is added to lower the pH. A test kit is used to determine how much acid or base must be added to be within the desired range.A more detailed fact sheet on this topic can be found on Ohioline (http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-262) Gönül Kaletunç, Professor and food safety engineering specialist, can be reached at 614-292-0419, or kaletunc.1@osu.edu. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

Should I continue farming?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Given the low prices of many farm commodities and a price outlook that may not be positive in the near term, you may be considering exiting agriculture. Making a decision to sell part or your entire farm is not easy and brings with it a great deal of emotions. Farmers have told me they worry about being seen as a failure, the impact a sale will have on family and employees, or what they will do with their life after the sale. These are realistic concerns. It’s important that you don’t let emotions drive the decision-making process. Sometimes difficult business decisions must be made to preserve what is still left and plan for the future.Finding someone you trust, who has good listening skills, and with whom you are comfortable discussing the details of your business, finances, goals, and options can be very helpful. That person may not have the answers to all of your questions, but if they are willing to listen, they can offer advice and suggest people who can help.Think of the following pages as a framework from which to begin the process of selling some or your whole farm. Evaluate• Financial situation: What is the total amount of all debt obligations, to whom do you owe money, and how much is owed to each creditor? What is your net worth? Knowing the answers to these basic questions is important, regardless of your business or performance, and necessary to evaluate what and how many assets will need to sell.• Goals/needs: Do you need to sell all or part of your assets? Can you retain assets to farm part-time? Is there another enterprise worth investigating? Does it make sense to relocate and start a new business? Are you at a stage in life where it’s best to retire and enjoy time with family, travel, or enjoy a hobby?• Life after farming: What skills do you possess? You are more than “just a farmer” — you probably have skills and/or education as a mechanic, electrician, carpenter, mason, nutritionist, agronomist, etc. You have worked with livestock and machinery. You may have an advanced degree that you can put to use. You certainly have a great deal of practical, hands-on experience.Your experiences, training, education, and skills will help you focus on finding your next career. Maybe now is a time to take classes to increase your skills to enter a new career. Talk to neighbors, family, and friends to let them know you are looking for a job. State and county governments, as well as private companies, can assist you with identifying skills and job openings. DecisionsYou and your business partners have agreed that a sale of assets is the best available option, but you don’t know where to begin. The following can help you get the process started, answer questions, and/or raise issues you might not have considered.Begin with a current balance sheet. A balance sheet will provide you with a snapshot of your assets and liabilities at the time the inventories were recorded and values placed on them. The balance sheet will also show your current and non-current debt obligations.Determine whether you will sell all of your assets or a portion. If only a portion, which assets? If you are going to focus on crop production, you may want to retain tractor(s), tillage equipment, planter or drill, harvest equipment, etc.If assets are listed as collateral for loans, start talking to lenders immediately about how to handle the sale, discharging the lien, and the use of sale proceeds. Meet with a farm appraisal real-estate professional to determine a reasonable value for the acres and any real estate assets you plan to sell. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a private sale, going through a realtor, or having a public auction.If you use a realtor or auctioneer, determine the cost, services provided, and what is expected of you. Talk to more than one real-estate professional, request references, and ask that terms discussed be in writing.Will the projected sale income be enough to cover debt obligations? If not, what is the next plan of action? If the sale of livestock isn’t enough to pay your debts, what else needs to be included? Maybe it’s milking equipment, stalls, feed mixer. While it provides a one-time cash infusion, the sale of timber or minerals may provide extra income. The sale of real estate is an option. You may not want to sell all of your acreage, but maybe there are a few acres you could sell. Involve an attorneyContact one early and make them aware of your plans. There may be issues related to the sale you hadn’t considered (for example, say you plan to divide a parcel into building lots, there may be zoning or other regulations to follow and associated court filings).Meet with your tax advisor/accountant. There are going to be tax implications from the sale of assets. How many dollars must be set aside to meet tax obligations or liabilities? A tax professional can help you implement strategies to minimize the tax bill. As a financial advisor once told me, the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is about seven years. Help is availableComing to and making a decision to exit farming is not easy and is filled with a great deal of emotions and stress. There are people and agencies/organizations that can help, including:Family or close friendsClergyLicensed counselorsMedical professionalsOhio State University Extension professionals. You can easily find the telephone number of any Extension office by clicking on: https://extension.osu.edu/laoNational Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255Online resources: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/National Alliance on Mental Illness1-800-950-NAMI (6264)Online resources: https://www.nami.org/Many counties have professionals available for counselingOhio Workforce Training: http://www.ohio.gov/working/training/Ohio Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development: http://jfs.ohio.gov/owd/index.stm. Arriving at the decision to sell will not be easy. Find someone with whom you can share your feelings and don’t see yourself as a failure. Talk to professionals, get answers to your questions, and make the best possible decisions. There are many people who can help you through this process.last_img read more

PollDaddy Hits 1 Billion Page Views a Month, Major Updates Coming Soon

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img According to WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, the poll and survey Web service PollDaddy has just hit the 1 billion monthly page views mark.This makes the PollDaddy network the second Automattic web property – excluding Gravatar – to reach this milestone. Automattic’s holdings include content management system and blogging software WordPress.com, spam blocker Akismet and more.In this graph from Quantcast, we can see monthly impressions sliding from around 500 million in August 2009 to 1 billion now:PollDaddy’s traffic, according to Quantcast, also shows a decent breakdown of regulars frequenting the site:Our sources tell us a major redesign is underway, one that will make using the service more intuitive for end users and will promote the use of surveys.Moreover, users of the company’s WordPress.org plugin will now be able to add PollDaddy’s rating feature. This feature allows users to place ratings on their blog posts, pages and comments, like so:Mullenweg writes, “Watch for some other major updates coming up soon.” As frequent users of PollDaddy on this platform, he can be sure we’ll keep an eye out for news about this service.In honor of this momentous traffic milestone, we present you this commemorative poll, powered by PollDaddy: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odelllast_img read more

How to Organize a Feature Film Edit Like a Pro

first_imgOrganize your feature film edit like the editor of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Eddie Hamilton.Editor Eddie Hamilton has worked his way up the Hollywood blockbuster editing ladder to what has to be the top spot — cutting a summer tent pole franchise hit, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.I recently put together a little round up of some of Eddie’s best interviews on the topic of editing director Christopher McQuarrie and producer/star Tom Cruise’s latest adventure over on my own blog, but I thought it would be a great idea to draw out some of the fine-grain detail of how Eddie organizes his edit in this post.Eddie shared some of his workflow tips in this fantastic interview with PVC writer Steve Hullfish, which provides some of the detail in this post, as well as other interviews with Eddie that I’ve read or heard over the years. Eddie’s essential philosophy is that everything should be so clearly labelled and logically laid out that any other editor could sit down in his chair and quickly find anything they needed.The image above is a screenshot of Eddie’s Avid Media Composer timeline for the first reel of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.Organising a Feature Film EditOrganization of your edit begins at the project level with your Bin structure. In the interview with Steve Hullfish, Eddie walks through his preferred structure which I’ve visualized for you in the above image.So what’s going on? Well, films were traditionally broken down into reels which were about 11 minutes each, due to the practicalities of handling 1000 feet of 35mm film. This is the way in which Eddie breaks the film down into manageable chunks. It also helps everyone keep tabs on which reels have been signed off or need more work. These are stored in the Cutting Copy bin.The cutting copy archive allows Eddie to keep track of every version of the film that’s ever been screened or delivered to someone, organized by date. The scenes are grouped and all of their slates labeled and organized in bins, which will sort in the correct alphabetical order.It should be noted that Eddie cuts in Avid Media Composer, which allows multiple editors to work on the same project with the same media and open and lock specific bins while they’re using them and then update for every editor globally. The image I’ve made above was created in Adobe Premiere Pro.Labelling a Feature Film TimelineIn this screenshot from the image at the top of this timeline you can see how Eddie labels his Media Composer timeline to keep track of what is on each track. The important thing to do when using a naming system like this, is to be diligent with the placement of each element of your sound mix so that everything stays where it should. Something like Roles would achieve the same result in FCPX without having to be careful about where things are physically.The mono dialogue tracks allow Eddie to work with the sound recordists original recordings for that microphone and he prefers to add in the audio keyframes to dip each line of dialogue he uses to create the best sounding version of the film he can in his edit suite. This is instead of using the supplied ‘Editor’s Mix’ from the location sound recordist, which are intended for dailies.One of the most obvious things you get from looking at a picture of Eddie’s timeline is the copious amounts of color coding he does. In the video presentation below, Eddie mentions that he color codes odd-numbered scenes in green and even-numbered scenes in blue so that “when you’re pacing out the movie you can see how long the scenes are relative to each other.”Another timeline tip that Eddie shared was his process for choosing takes. Eddie’s assistant editors create a huge selects timeline of every single line of dialogue and they lay them out in chronological order. Also each camera angle, or presumably multi-camera angle, is then organized by track with all wide shots on V1, all Over the Shoulders on V2, all medium shots on v3 and so on. This allows Eddie to very quickly watch through all takes of a line and pick his favourite. It also makes it very efficient to allow the director to see alternatives if they wish to swap something out.Editing with a Gaming MouseIn this excellent NAB 2012 presentation, Eddie shares some valuable technical tips on how we approached co-editing X-Men First Class with Director Christopher Nolan’s go-to editor, Lee Smith.One of the tips he shares is his use of the Razer Naga Ergonomic Gaming Mouse to speed up his workflow. I’ve pulled out his programmable mouse mapping from the video so you can make it your own. He skips past a couple of numbers so I’ve inserted my own suggestions. If you’re interested in this kind of thing, check out this post on editing keyboards, controllers, mice and more.Think you might incorporate some of these tips into your workflow? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Gilas sews up QF berth

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 84-68 victory over Japan before blowing Hong Kong off the floor, 99-55.They would be closing out first-round play against the Chinese Taipei dribblers on Saturday seeking a sweep.The Tall Blacks, on the other hand, survived a 33-point, 11-rebound, eight-assist performance from Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib also on Thursday to pull off an 86-82 win over the hosts and also rise to 2-0.New Zealand, which defeated the Philippines in the World Cup Qualifying’s wild card tournament in Manila last year, also defeated Kazakhstan and will be seeking top Group C ranking with a win over South Korea, also on Saturday.El Khatib, meanwhile, is averaging 24.5 points and is running third in the department, which Gilas Pilipinas’ Terrence Romeo paces after exploding for 26 points in a 96-87 win over defending champion China on Wednesday night.Syria’s Tarek Aljabi, a beefy shooting guard, is in second after scoring 25 points over Jordan.El Khatib is likewise averaging eight rebounds and six assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers San Beda, Letran trip foes View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games With all guns firing in an eight-minute stretch in the third period on Friday night, Gilas Pilipinas sent Iraq crashing face down in their Group B match and bagged an automatic quarterfinal berth at Nouhad Nowfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Iraq was held to a paltry nine points in the third as the Gilas defense held its own in the shaded lane and in the perimeter.Gilas clashes with Qatar at 9 p.m. (Manila time) on Sunday, with a win pushing China and Iraq to the qualifying round for the quarterfinals.Defending champion China scored its first win, a 92-67 manhandling of the Qataris, and will close out preliminary round action against Iraq.Australia and New Zealand, world powerhouses seeing action in the Fiba Asia zone for the first time, are both undefeated and set the pace in their own groups after the first four playdates.Ranked 10th in the world, the Aussies first posted anADVERTISEMENT Christian Standhardinger joined Terrence Romeo in presiding over a 19-0 tear as the Filipinos broke away from what had been a very tight contest for a 84-68 victory and a 2-0 record that assured them of safe passage into the KO stages.That third quarter spurt climaxed the hard work the Filipinos put in to bounce back from a bum start and it meant that Gilas will, in all likelihood, be avoiding a quarterfinal clash with world power Australia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStandhardinger, the tournament rookie who took the place of Andray Blatche as the country’s naturalized player at the 11th hour, touched off the crippling run with five straight points before Romeo connected on seven consecutive of his own.It was more than enough for the Filipinos to snuff the fight out of the Iraqis, who, like in their Jones Cup encounter three weeks before, resorted to a lot of physicality. LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Giannis, Bucks Beat Celtics 116-91 to Advance to East Final

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final.The top-seeded Bucks placed seven players in double figures in their fourth straight win after dropping the series opener. Khris Middleton had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Eric Bledsoe finished with 18 points.Next up for the Bucks is the winner of the Philadelphia-Toronto series. The Raptors are up 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Thursday night.It’s the first Eastern Conference final for Milwaukee since 2001.The MVP led the way to the series WIN: 20 PTS | 8 REB | 8 AST | 2 BLK | 2 STL | 57% FG #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/Fr3BPQs6Sp— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) May 9, 2019Kyrie Irving scored 15 points for Boston, which shot 31.2% from the field. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris each had 14.The Celtics clamped down on Antetokounmpo for most of the game, but Middleton, Bledsoe, George Hill and Nikola Mirotic picked up the scoring to help rob the game of any drama in the final minutes.Hill finished with 16 points, and Mirotic had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon also had 10 points in his return to the lineup after being sidelined by plantar fasciitis.Antetokounmpo picked up his third foul when Jaylen Brown drove to the hoop early in the second half, but he stayed in the game. He stole an Irving pass and slammed it home to make it 65-52 with 6:45 left in the third quarter.Antetokounmpo, one of the front-runners for NBA MVP, closed out the period with consecutive baskets, including a finger-roll layup that gave the Bucks an 80-62 lead.Irving went 6 for 21 from the field in what might have been his final game with Boston. He is eligible for free agency in the offseason, and his future is one of the major questions facing the Celtics this summer.Irving’s only 3-pointer of the night trimmed Milwaukee’s lead to 38-32 with 2:51 left in the second quarter. But Brogdon and Mirotic each connected from long range to help the Bucks to a 52-39 lead at the break.Brogdon hadn’t played since March 15. He also had four assists and three rebounds.TIP-INSCeltics: Marcus Smart was shaken up after Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez fell on his legs after blocking his shot. Both exchanged pats on the back after Smart got up.Bucks: Ersan Ilyasova had 10 points. Pat Connaughton finished with seven points and 11 rebounds.UP NEXTMilwaukee gets some rest before the start of the Eastern Conference final.By: Joe Tortoraitis, Associated PressTweetPinShare3737 Shareslast_img read more

May 26 2014Welcome to the May 18 2014 Workshop p

first_imgMay 26, 2014Welcome to the May 18. 2014 Workshop participants:from left: Ari Himber [two weeks], Lissa Desbarats [seminar week], Lance Cope [scholarship], Monica Shrager, Melissa Carone, Roxanna Shrager, Zebulon Hornberger [scholarship], and Abeed Lalany from Canada [two weeks].last_img