Sometimes it is the outside conversation that confirms the ascension. So even beyond the 38 points that Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo put on the visiting Washington Wizards in Friday night’s 110-107 victory, what might have resonated even more were the postgame comments of Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis. “I don’t remember,” Porzingis said, “when he played like this.” Considering Adebayo’s career high is 41, it’s not as if there have been many such games for Adebayo. But in setting career bests with 22 shots, 15 baskets and 30 points in the paint, it was another sign of a player bent on a more aggressive approach, which has been a point of emphasis this season. “That’s one of those games where he shows his dominance of a big, and that’s on both ends of the floor,” point guard Kyle Lowry said, with the Heat shifting their focus to Sunday’s 5 p.m. game against the Atlanta Hawks at the start of a four-game trip. “But we don’t want him to have to do it every night, but it’s … [Read more...] about Heat’s Adebayo becoming Mr. Reliable for Spoelstra; Butler (knee) does not travel to Atlanta
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0 Crime & Safety Marine told TV station he's unarmed, harmless and "nowhere near Michigan." If that's the case, sheriff says, why doesn't he turn himself in? Beth Dalbey , Patch Staff Posted Reply » Get Patch’s daily newsletter and real-time news alerts. This story has been updated: The U.S. Marine Corps said Wednesday that a Marine AWOL since Monday and believed to be a threat to his ex-wife in Michigan was captured in North Carolina “Clenard Gee-Simmons has been located and taken into custody by the Cataret County Sheriff’s Office in Atlantic Beach, N.C.,” the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said today in a Facebook posting. “This location is approximately one hour from Camp Lejeune, where Gee-Simmons had been stationed. NCIS and law enforcement officials are continuing their investigation.” Our earlier report: An AWOL Marine reportedly armed with an AK-47 who military officials think … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Oakland County Sheriff Issues Statement on AWOL Marine
In 2020, the Cohen family of Brooklyn developed a routine. Every weekend, Jonathan Cohen, his wife and their three sons, ages 4, 5 and 6, piled into the car and drove to multiple open houses across the tristate area. They were desperate for more space than their small apartment provided, and so tolerated the frustrations of house hunting with their brood in tow. At most homes, one parent would sit in the car or the backyard with the children, while the other parent explored the property. Then they’d switch. But often, the children got loose, running through homes and angering the brokers. At around their 50th open house, the couple discovered their 6-year-old standing in a top-floor bathroom as water poured from the toilet. He’d broken it, flushing repeatedly out of boredom. It was like a metaphor for the real estate market: Showings, once a more orderly affair, began to overflow with children — leaving parents and brokers to scramble in their wake. “At open houses … [Read more...] about Tantrums and Meltdowns. When Children Tag Along on the House Hunt.
Jeff Smith, a partner with the influential consulting firm McKinsey & Company, accepted a highly sensitive assignment in December 2017. The opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma, beleaguered and in financial trouble, wanted to revamp its business, and an executive there sought out Dr. Smith. Over the following weeks, he traveled to Purdue’s offices in Stamford, Conn., meeting and dining with executives. His team reviewed business plans and evaluated new drugs that Purdue hoped would help move the company beyond the turmoil associated with OxyContin, its addictive painkiller that medical experts say helped to spark the opioid epidemic. But the corporate reorganization was not Dr. Smith’s only assignment at the time. He was also helping the Food and Drug Administration overhaul its office that approves new drugs — the same office that would determine the regulatory fate of Purdue’s new line of proposed products. The story of Dr. Smith’s simultaneous work for Purdue and its federal … [Read more...] about McKinsey Opened a Door in Its Firewall Between Pharma Clients and Regulators
For months, an unknown green liquid seeped through the cracks of the kitchen ceiling in Francis Roberts’s basement apartment. Music — sometimes exceeding 100 decibels, about as loud as a jackhammer — still blasts from an apartment upstairs at all hours of the day. Mr. Roberts, 77, who has lived in the Crown Heights building for more than 20 years, is certain that the noise and strange green substance are coming from the apartment of his new neighbor. Soon after the new neighbor moved in, squatters began camping in makeshift tents that were pitched near the entrance of his apartment. Chickens roamed the front yard, and trash and drug paraphernalia littered the narrow path to his door. Until last week, two portable toilets, clogged from frequent use, were placed in front of Mr. Roberts’s bedroom windows. “It has been hell,” said Mr. Roberts, on a recent morning in his frigid apartment, where he said the heat had not worked until recently since the building changed hands in April. Mr. … [Read more...] about He Says His Landlord Is Harassing Him to Leave a $450-a-Month Apartment
After weeks of unexpected battlefield setbacks for Russia, the war in Ukraine on Sunday delivered another surprise: the emergence of a former Russian convict and onetime hot-dog seller as perhaps the Kremlin’s best hope for a small, face-saving military victory. With occupying Russian forces at peril in the strategic southern city of Kherson, troops with a private military force controlled by Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, a convicted thief and longtime associate of Russia’s president, Vladimir. V. Putin, advanced on the Ukrainian-held city of Bakhmut in the east of the country. The city, under attack by Russia for months, has little strategic value, but a victory there for Moscow would break its humiliating run of defeats — and give a boost to the political fortunes of Mr. Prigozhin, a shadowy businessman who served nine years in a Soviet prison for robbery. Mr. Prigozhin used to be mocked as “Putin’s cook” because of his business interests in catering but is now a growing force in … [Read more...] about Russia Looks to Private Militia to Secure a Victory in Eastern Ukraine