Vermont Ranks 30th in Highway Study

first_imgVermont’s road and bridge conditions have been under fire for the past few years, however the Reason Foundation’s study may tell another story. The Reason Foundation has been conducting surveys on all state owned interstates and highways since 1984. This year Vermont ranked 30th up from 37th last year. The Reason Foundation ranks states based on categories including traffic fatalities, congestion, pavement condition, bridge condition, highway maintenance costs, and administrative costs.Despite recent budget problems, VTrans recently found out that it must cut $8 million from its budget, Vermont road conditions appear to be steadily improving. However a closer look reveals a little more. While Vermont ranks low for number of fatalities it ranks 40th in conditions of rural roads and 44th in deficient bridges. So though it appears some things are improving there is still quite a bit of work to be done.For more information about the entire study browse herelast_img read more

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Colombia’s Center for Strategic Security Studies Addresses Regional Threats

first_img Vice Adm. (Ret.) Ordoñez Rubio: One of the strategies that we have adopted to meet the 2026 goal of a consolidated, recognized center that is a reference in the region includes relationship building. In this vein, in the short life of the center, we have already had visits to the United States, we have been to Argentina, to Chile, this year we are scheduled to go to El Salvador we may be also be in Mexico… So the idea is to create these relationships that allow for academic mobility in the sense of having researchers come, and indeed they are coming, as we begin to send researchers out, as well. We have already participated in international events; we’re on our way. But that’s the idea, the exchange of researchers, the exchange of documents, the exchange of publications and, of course, later, we plan to offer longer courses, deeper courses to assist people here in Colombia who we can train for periods of one month or so, but that are much deeper than what we’ve done so far with the eight international seminars that have already been offered. Then we will be able to move on to the next stage, academically. Too much blather without saying anything important; let’s leave so much academia and doctorates behind and let’s see reality objectively and materially: they’re screwed!!! DIÁLOGO: What is the importance of the successful relationship with U.S. SOCSOUTH and other friendly nations in the region? We also have good cooperation agreements with other countries – in the Caribbean, for example, we have done very good work with the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and France, which all have interests in the Caribbean. There is good cooperation with all of them. This has been essential to achieving good results, especially against drug trafficking, which is perhaps the greatest issue we face. Vice Adm. (Ret.) Ordoñez Rubio: We have participants from 18 countries in this course, including Colombia, and the topic is extremely interesting because as its title implies – “From terrorist insurgency to transnational organized crime” – we cover all of the issues of convergence, of the experience that Central American countries have with the problem of gangs, and the same problems that we have in Colombia with criminal gangs. As a result, the subject is not only interesting but in some way focuses on how these phenomena are affecting societies, individuals, our communities, our children, and, as a result, public safety. Therefore, this is a very important issue and what is even more important is that it must be fought through collaboration and cooperation. No country can do this alone; cooperation is essential, and I think that these events allow you to create important links with people who right now have mid- or high-level positions in their governments, but later on will be more involved in the future of their countries. So it’s about creating these friendly and cooperative relations, this academic network that must come together through cooperation and collaboration among all countries against a problem that is common to all of us and that is affecting all of us. Vice Adm. (Ret.) Ordoñez Rubio: Yes, Colombia’s experience against the narcoterrorist groups of the past and present definitely endows us with a lot of expertise. We have been successful in controlling these problems in Colombia and all that experience adds up. The most interesting thing here is not just the fact that the country has done a good job of handling the internal cooperation between different state actors, but that it has also done so at the international level. Such is the case with the United States, where there has been cooperation and a very strong partnership, and with other countries we work with in the Caribbean, with whom we have this support and these collaborations. I believe that it is very enriching and allows us to now be able to address this issue. Diálogo attended the seminar and spoke with its director, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Luis Alberto Ordoñez Rubio, who retired after 37 years of service with the Colombian Navy and holds a Ph.D. in Education. Vice Adm. Ordoñez explained that CREES emerged as a regional initiative against threats to security in the hemisphere – both traditional threats and those that are evolving to stay relevant and achieve their nefarious goals. Vice Adm. (Ret.) Ordoñez Rubio: Based on its focus. The Colombian War College (ESDEGUE) has its center for studies, which is the Center for Strategic National Security and Defense Studies, but CREES has a different purpose. Its mission and aims are different. CREES is oriented towards the region. It is a center that deals much more with regional issues than those that are particular to Colombia. Vice Adm. (Ret.) Ordoñez Rubio: Based on our work with the support of the SOCSOUTH, we always welcome military and civilian students who are very involved in the field of regional security, which includes the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. We have 20 to 25 participants from these countries attending every event we do through CREES. And within Colombia, we invite think tanks, academia, universities, institutions of the Colombian state – Military, as well as police and civilian – all of whom are involved in security issues. CREES director Vice Admiral (Ret.) Luis Alberto Ordoñez Rubio: CREES was created as an initiative of the Ministry of Defense, in close coordination with Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) and the U.S. Joint Special Operations University. The idea behind CREES is to achieve joint management of all of the security issues in the region, starting at the academic level, and addressing everything that has to do with the threats – both the new and the traditional threats that are evolving – and all subjects related to transnational crime. The idea is to achieve shared visions, to establish an academic network that will support the study of these issues. Finally, we want to generate confidence, support, and collaboration among all of the countries in the region that are being affected by these phenomena, because if we are unable to work together, these groups that are gaining so much strength could definitely cause us a lot of harm. On March 8-11th, the Center for Strategic Security Studies (CREES) at the Colombian War College in Bogotá, held an international seminar on the evolution of terrorist insurgencies into transnational organized crime. Attending the event, which was the eighth seminar held at the CREES facilities since it was established in 2014, were Military and civilian representatives from more than 18 countries, including academics, researchers and expert speakers on the issues of security, terrorism, and organized crime, as well as future security decision makers from the participating countries. DIÁLOGO: What is the importance of offering courses in conjunction with SOCSOUTH, such as the seminar on terrorism and organized crime that we are attending this week? Vice Adm. (Ret.) Ordoñez Rubio: The relationship with the United States has always been very important for Colombia. I believe that it is a two-way relationship in which we have always felt the support and the backing of the United States, while Colombia has also been a very important partner, as we can see in the results. DIÁLOGO: What type of students does CREES look to attract? Why? DIÁLOGO: What is the focus and purpose of the Center for Strategic Security Studies? CREES is important because in certain respects we are unique in what we do. While there are other similar centers, they have different approaches and different objectives. CREES has the specific aim of creating shared visions, collaborating and creating an academic network, which is very specific to CREES. Also, it is a center that has been created in Colombia, which has had many problems related to terrorism and insurgent groups. Given our many years of experience, it is fitting that it be created and generated from a country like ours right now, which has somehow managed to overcome many of these problems with the joint efforts of the Military, the police, and foreign support… all of this makes it a good time to be working with CREES. By Dialogo March 21, 2016 DIÁLOGO: Do you think Colombia could become a regional leader in the fight against terrorism, similar to its role in relation to drug trafficking? DIÁLOGO: What are your main challenges as the director of CREES? Vice Adm. (Ret.) Ordoñez Rubio: Being the director of the center has been a wonderful experience. I was active duty in the Colombian Navy for 37 years, but I have also pursued a career in academia. I earned a doctorate in education last year, which makes the work with the center very interesting. It is attractive work because at the academic level it is possible achieve everything we were discussing in the previous questions. The challenges are about consolidating the center. We have been up and running for a year and a half, but the center was also established with the particularity that while we were organizing ourselves we were already working on hosting events, doing research, writing papers and documents for our newsletter and the CREES magazine, which was launched last year. So the biggest challenge is to ensure that the strategic plan we have set through 2026 can be carried out as we have planned. The result will be a consolidated center, a center that is definitively a benchmark in the region and that accomplishes the task of unity, cooperation, and contribution to the future security of our nations, from Canada to Argentina and Chile, and including all of the Caribbean and Central America. With the strong support of the United States and the countries in the region, which have definitely been enthusiastic about the issue, I believe that we will succeed. DIÁLOGO: Besides having regional participation, are there also exchanges with teachers from other friendly nations who come to teach courses? DIÁLOGO: How did CREES come to exist as a separate entity from the War College (despite falling under its umbrella) and how was its curriculum created? What is the importance of having a center like CREES in the region? last_img read more

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Navigate feelings to be a better leader

first_imgBusiness and feelings do mix, says Andy Janning, CEO of NO NET Solutions, during a presentation at CUNA Management School in July.Pretending they don’t isn’t an effective leadership strategy.Some of Janning’s wisdom for navigating the two:Work-life balance is a myth. Your career and your life connect on a deep level.Be a great marketer for your colleagues. When you help others find their place, your’s will take care of itself.Everything starts with listening. Strive to understand, accept, be genuine, and have empathy.Conflict stinks, but is necessary. Effective conflict can put relationships back together. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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PREMIUMLowering barriers: MRT Jakarta designates parking area for disabled users

first_imgTopics : The conveniences that most people take for granted are often unavailable to people with disabilities. Access to a parking lot, for example, can mean a lot, especially in a city where public facilities have not traditionally accommodated the needs of disabled residents.Retnowati Sibarani, 53, said it was hard for people in wheelchairs like her to travel the city. She said parking lots and public streets were often inaccessible. “The regular parking lots and some sidewalks are usually too steep, making it hard for the disabled to pass through,” she said. Retnowati expressed gratitude that city-owned MRT operator PT MRT Jakarta had officially designated a parking area for the specialized motorcycles used by disabled people at the Lebak Bulus MRT Station in South Jakarta on Thursday. She hoped it would inspire other stakeholders to provide more accessible fa… Facebook Log in with your social account Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Forgot Password ? disabled people-with-disabilities MRT MRT-Jakarta public-facilitylast_img read more

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What unit oversupply? Buyer interest strong in Teneriffe

first_img156/53 Vernon Terrace Teneriffe Qld 4005. Picture: Realestate.com.auBRISBANE’S unit oversupply doesn’t seem to extend to its most expensive suburb – Teneriffe- where a loft went under contract before the “new” sign could be taken off the listing. 156/53 Vernon Terrace Teneriffe Qld 4005. Picture: Realestate.com.au 156/53 Vernon Terrace Teneriffe Qld 4005. Picture: Realestate.com.auSitting on the river, in a top floor apartment of the historic Woolstore in a suburb considered hipster heaven, the 156/53 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe apartment was always going to attract attention. 156/53 Vernon Terrace Teneriffe Qld 4005. Picture: Realestate.com.au“I think it was just the fact that people just want something which is very unique. This was a New York loft style apartment,” he said. 156/53 Vernon Terrace Teneriffe Qld 4005. Picture: Realestate.com.au“It was eventually bought by a single guy who has a couple of houses in the southern suburbs. He was looking to get into the inner city and this was the perfect opportunity. He plans to renovate and move in.” 156/53 Vernon Terrace Teneriffe Qld 4005. Picture: Realestate.com.auAmong the features in the Mactaggarts Place complex was a riverfront swimming pool, barbecue and gazebo area with direct access to the river board walk. 156/53 Vernon Terrace Teneriffe Qld 4005. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoAgent Simon Petrie of Ray White New Farm said in the end two buyers battled it out offer for offer until it finally went under contract for $515,000 – a building record by about $30,000.He had marketed the 94sq m loft style apartmentt as being in “the last remaining Woolstore building on the riverfront in Brisbane”.last_img read more

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‘Drunken’ man found dead

first_imgSalvador’s lifeless body was discovered at the bottom of a cliff around 11 a.m. on July 15, it added. Officers of the Talisay City police station have yet to rule out foul play in the incident./PN He was 51-year-old resident Jonathan Salvador, a police report showed. According to police investigators, Salvador has been drinking with his friends since July 13. BACOLOD City – A drunken man was found dead in Barangay San Fernando, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.last_img

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Garry Monk warns out-of-sorts Swans places are under threat

first_imgSwansea manager Garry Monk has warned places are at risk as his side seek to end a winless run of three Barclays Premier League games against Tottenham on Sunday. Monk has had a settled side in the opening two months of the campaign, with nine players having started every league game. But Swansea’s performances have dipped since the international break at the start of September, with a goalless home draw against Everton sandwiched in between defeats at Watford and Southampton. Press Association There was also a shock Capital One Cup defeat at Championship club Hull in that period and Monk accepts Swansea must rediscover the consistency which took them to an eighth-placed finish last season and saw them start this campaign so well with eight points from four games. “Of course – everyone’s position will be under threat,” Monk said at his press conference ahead of the Spurs game. “That’s why you have competition in the squad. “I have got players who have not had the minutes they would have liked, and the players who have played know they need to perform. “They have to fight every single day for the shirt.” Swansea’s limp performance in losing 3-1 at Southampton last weekend dropped them into the bottom half of the table for the first time since the end of 2013-14 campaign. Yet only four weeks earlier Swansea were in the Champions League places after beating Manchester United 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium. “Players don’t go out wanting to play badly, and it wasn’t a lack of commitment that was the problem at Southampton,” Monk said. “It’s not that the players are not working or not running. “But we have to make sure our focus is right. For us, it’s about getting back to the consistent level we had last season. “Even when we lost games last season, our performances were usually at a consistent level. “That’s what we have to get back to.” Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late penalty at Southampton saw him become only Swansea’s third scorer in the current league campaign. Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew had contributed Swansea’s seven previous goals between them, but Monk says it is the performance of the team and not the lack of goalscorers which is focusing his thoughts right now. “We’d love to spread the goals out more – every team would – but the important thing is we improve as a team right now,” Monk said. “There’s been two games where we haven’t performed, last weekend at Southampton and Watford away, in a short space of time so we have to improve. “The chances we’ve created have fallen to a number of players and it’s a case of being clinical and having more composure in those moments. “If we’d done that more players would have scored, but it’s not about that for me. It’s about being better as a team and improving to a higher level. “You need to get to the 15-game mark before assessing where you are at, and what’s achievable going forward from there, because that’s when you see it settle down in this league.” last_img read more

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Publix Limiting Purchases of Hand Sanitizers, Other Items

first_imgPublix is now limiting the amount of hand soaps, hand sanitizers and other items that customers may purchase because of increased demand from concerns over the coronavirus.Customers are being allowed to buy a maximum of two items such as gloves, wipes, and rubbing alcohol.Signs posted on store shelves say, “Because of increased demand, customers are limited to two (2) of each item in the hand soaps & sanitizers section. Thank you for your understanding.”The supermarket chain has not stated how long the policy may remain in place.last_img

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SIS boosts Spanish inventory securing Hipodromos ESP deal

first_imgShare SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020 Submit Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share SIS adds Irish Greyhound Derby to its portfolio August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Continuing to expand its international profile, Sports Information Services (SIS) has announced that it has become the exclusive distributor of live pictures and data for Spanish racing after partnering with Asociación de Hipodromos Españoles (Hipodromos).Hipodromos acts as the principal society for Spanish racing, overseeing the management and schedule of six of Spain’s biggest racetracks –  Hipódromo de la Zarzuela, Dos Hermanas, San Sebastian, Sanlucar, Pineda and Son Pardo Y Manacor.SIS has secured a three-year exclusive deal, which will see it broadcast 480 live Hipodromos syndicated racesSimon Fraser, Head of International Horse Racing at SIS, said: “Securing the exclusive rights to deliver live pictures and data from Spain’s biggest racecourses is a major boost to our international offering.“These additional races further enhance our 24/7 racing service, providing even more quality betting opportunities throughout the day, regardless of time zone, with content that will appeal to bettors, and help drive turnover for operators.”The exclusive rights package includes some of Spain’s most high-profile races, including Centenario Del Gran Premio De Madrid on 29th June and Gran Premio Memorial Duque de Toledo on 20th October.The races will be made available to SIS’s operator partners as part of its international retail channels, as well as its 24/7 Live Horse Racing Channel and 24/7 Live Horse & Greyhound Channel, which provide a betting event every three minutes.Rafael Marquez Ojea, President at Asociación de Hipodromos Españoles, said: “SIS has an established reputation for distributing live racing to operators all around the world and it made strategic sense for us to partner with them.“Through this new exclusive deal, we are sure that more people than ever before will be able to see the exciting action from our racecourses.”last_img read more

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Clippers rally from 19-point deficit to defeat Spurs

first_img Clippers’ injury woes continue as Danilo Gallinari is sidelined by sore hand Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. Clippers are hopeful, but they realize the odds are stacked against them PreviousLos Angeles Clippers forward/center Montrezi Harrell dribbles the ball under his legs in a courtside seat during warmups for an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)San Antonio Spurs’ Pau Gasol (16) fouls Los Angeles Clippers’ Boban Marjanovic (51) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace (12) recovers the ball as San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) falls during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSan Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) fouls Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris (34) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Danny Green (14) dunks over Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) blocks the shot attempt of Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) shoots as San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich protests a call by referee Gediminas Petraitis during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Officials ruled that San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) stepped out of bounds on this 3-point shot attempt that if successful would have tied the game as Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace (12) defends in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won, 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris (34) drives as San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Kyle Anderson (1) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won, 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers protests an official’s call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won, 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) passes under pressure from San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) slams against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) passes as San Antonio Spurs, including forward/center Pau Gasol (16) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won, 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers forward/center Montrezi Harrell (5) protests a foul call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won, 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Fans of San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, who is from Argentina, cheer before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Los Angeles Clippers forward/center Montrezi Harrell dribbles the ball under his legs in a courtside seat during warmups for an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The Clippers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)San Antonio Spurs’ Pau Gasol (16) fouls Los Angeles Clippers’ Boban Marjanovic (51) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)NextShow Caption1 of 16San Antonio Spurs’ Pau Gasol (16) fouls Los Angeles Clippers’ Boban Marjanovic (51) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Clippers looked beaten, deflated, the fight finally gone out of them Tuesday.Then a funny thing happened.They regained their will.The Clippers rallied from a 19-point second-quarter deficit, answering every challenge from the San Antonio Spurs and pulling out a 113-110 victory at Staples Center that kept their faint playoff hopes alive with their second-biggest comeback win of the season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Manu Ginobili stepped out of bounds on the Spurs’ final possession, his 3-point attempt missing the mark. A video replay left the crowd of 17,449 standing and unsure what to do next. Finally, the review confirmed the call on the court. It was the Clippers’ ball.“I kept saying in timeouts, ‘We have plenty of time, we’re going to win this game, we have plenty of time,’” Coach Doc Rivers said after the Clippers nearly matched their 21-point comeback in their Jan. 28 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.Harris led the Clippers with 31 points, keeping them within striking distance after they fell behind by 19 points in the second quarter. He scored 10 in the second, when the Clippers closed with a 19-7 run that got them to within 56-49 by halftime.Williams scored 22 points, including 15 on 6-for-8 shooting in the fourth quarter. He also had the game’s biggest assist, setting up Austin Rivers’ go-ahead 3-pointer that made it 109-108 with 29 seconds left.“It says he’s a great teammate,” Austin Rivers said of Williams. “It says he has trust in me.”LaMarcus Aldridge scored 11 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Spurs.The Clippers (42-36) remained in 10th place in the Western Conference, one game behind the ninth-place Denver Nuggets. However, the Clippers moved with 1-1/2 games of the eighth-place Pelicans, who were idle, and two games of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who also did not play.Only the top eight teams in the conference advance to the playoffs.The Clippers’ heavy lifting continues Thursday, when they face the Utah Jazz at Salt Lake City before returning home for games Saturday against the Nuggets, Monday against the Pelicans and April 11 against the Lakers in their regular-season finale.“You don’t have enough time to sit around and celebrate, you’ve just got to get ready for Utah,” Doc Rivers said. “They’re playing great. Like, tonight, I’ll be watching Utah (on video) and tomorrow morning and all day tomorrow, and we’ve got to figure out how to play them.“Tonight was great. We had to win and we did that. Now we have to do the same thing in Utah.”Related Articles Getting off to a better start will be high on the Clippers’ to-do list Thursday. They trailed the Spurs 17-3 and couldn’t match their energy in the opening minutes. They trailed by 49-30 after Dejounte Murray’s driving dunk with 5:19 left in the half, and it looked grim.The Clippers refused to quit, however.“We just kept hooping,” Austin Rivers said. “At this point, we have nothing to lose. We have no time to get discouraged. We had to go 5-0. Now we have to go 4-0. It doesn’t matter what run a team goes on. If we quit, we know we’re quitting on the year.” Lou Williams’ jump shot gave the Clippers a 106-105 lead in the closing seconds, but Patty Mills countered with a 3-pointer for the Spurs at the other end. Austin Rivers put the Clippers back in front with a 3-pointer. Mills then missed badly, with the ball going out of bounds with 6 seconds left.Williams was fouled and sank two free throws with 4.6 seconds to go.Rivers fouled Mills with 3.9 seconds remaining and Mills made both to cut it to 111-110.Tobias Harris then sank two free throws to seal it for the Clippers with 2.9 seconds left.Or so it seemed.last_img read more

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