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Butler’s Late-Game Heroics Lead Heat To 124-118 Victory Over Hawks

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Tyler Herro scored 24 points, Jimmy Butler returned from a three-game absence with a sprained ankle to add 23 and the Miami Heat rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 124-118 on Friday night.

Omer Yurtseven finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help Miami move within a game of Chicago for first place in the Eastern Conference.

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P.J. Tucker scored 17 points, and Max Strus added 16 for Miami.

The Heat have won seven in a row at home.

Trae Young had 24 points for Atlanta, which rallied from 17 down early and led by 10 in the second half before letting it get away.

De’Andre Hunter scored 20 points, Danilo Gallinari added 18, John Collins 16, and Kevin Huerter 15.

Atlanta didn’t have a field goal in the final 3:13.

Herro made a pair of free throws with 46 seconds left to give Miami its first lead of the second half — and when it was over, the Heat celebrated with fans sitting courtside such as Drake and golf star Brooks Koepka.

“When the game’s on the line, we’ve got guys that step up,” Butler said.

Miami led 30-13 early, then gave up 57 points in the final 16 minutes of the half. Atlanta scored 40 in the second quarter alone, becoming the first team to score that many in a quarter against the Heat this season.

The Heat lead was gone, the tone was set, and Miami played from behind the rest of the way.

Gallinari made a 3-pointer late in the half for a 65-62 lead, and the Hawks kept the lead until the final minute.

Herro made a 3-pointer to get Miami to 112-111, Lowry made a 3 on the next Heat possession and the game was tied for the first time in the second half with 3:34 remaining.

The seeds for the comeback were planted in the final seconds of the third quarter.

Atlanta was poised to take a 10-point lead into the final quarter after Gallinari made a 3-pointer to make it 99-89 with 13.7 seconds in the third.

The Heat had other ideas.

Herro made a 3-pointer with 8.5 seconds left, Dewayne Dedmon made a pair of free throws after getting fouled while jostling for a rebound with 1.9 ticks remaining — and in a span of 6.6 seconds Miami had cut a double-digit deficit in half.

And it took until the final seconds, but the Heat finished it off.

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Hawks: Atlanta plays host to New York on Saturday, the first game between the teams since this week’s trade that sent Cam Reddish to the Knicks.

The Knicks say Reddish (ankle) won’t play Saturday.

The Hawks became the first team in the last 53 Heat home games to score 70 points on Miami by halftime.

Atlanta’s lead was 70-64 at the break.

Heat: Miami played 25 of its first 41 games on the road, and Friday began a stretch where the Heat will play eight out of nine at home.

Yurtseven had gauze stuffed in his left nostril to stop bleeding after taking a hit early in the first quarter and Strus got a laceration under his right eye after taking an elbow from Collins in the third quarter.

ADEBAYO CLOSE

Saturday will be the 22nd consecutive game that Miami center Bam Adebayo misses while recovering from thumb surgery.

It might be the last.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Friday that Adebayo has been doing “three-a-day workouts just because he has so much extra energy.”

But Spoelstra wouldn’t commit to a return Monday against Toronto, only conceding that “he’ll be back soon enough.”

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The Heat (15 for 16) and the Hawks (17 for 17) combined to shoot 32 for 33 from the foul line in the first half.

That was the best combined shooting from the stripe in the first half, with that many makes, since Indiana and Detroit also went 32 for 33 in the first 24 minutes of a game on Dec. 13, 2006.

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Hawks: Host New York on Saturday.

Heat: Host Philadelphia on Saturday.

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Disney, Universal visitors suffered heart issues, seizures after rides, report shows

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Visitors at Walt Disney World and Universal experienced cardiac issues, seizures and other conditions after riding attractions at the parks over the past three months, the state’s latest theme park injury report reveals.

The report, made publicly available Thursday, lists all guest injuries between October and December that required at least 24 hours of hospitalization, as reported by the theme park companies themselves.

The parks avoid state inspections by self-reporting injuries through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, but descriptions of these injuries can be vague and omit important details.

Thursday’s report shows visitors experienced a couple of heart-related issues after riding Disney attractions, and guests at Disney and Universal had seizures after various rides.

SeaWorld, Legoland and Busch Gardens Tampa had no reported injuries over the same timeframe.

Walt Disney World reported nine injuries over the three months. Universal Orlando reported one.

Disney reported seven of those incidents in October alone.

On Oct. 6, a 58-year-old woman felt dizzy and fell while leaving Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At the Magic Kingdom, a 39-year-old man had a seizure on Oct. 9 after riding Splash Mountain.

Two days later, an 81-year-old man with an undisclosed pre-existing condition had “stroke-like symptoms” after leaving Pirates of the Caribbean. A 20-year-old woman had a seizure after riding The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at the same park later that month.

On Oct. 13, an 82-year-old man passed out on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A day earlier, a 57-year-old woman had “cardiac symptoms” after riding the Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain roller coaster at the park.

On Oct. 27, an 18-year-old man lost consciousness and fell after leaving Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios.

Two guests reported injuries after riding Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in December. On Dec. 18, a 69-year-old man felt “unwell” after riding the attraction, and three days later a 69-year-old woman felt “disoriented.”

At Universal Orlando, a 27-year-old woman had a seizure after riding the Fast & Furious — Supercharged simulator at the Universal Studios park.

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FKA Twigs’ ‘Caprisongs’ highlights English singer’s vocal prowess and master production

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Following up 2019’s “Magdalene” is a tough ask for FKA Twigs. With two albums since 2014, both garnering massive acclaim, Twigs’ album releases are a musical event. The latest project from the Grammy winner, “Caprisongs,” breaks from Twigs’ artistic past and thrives by not continuing “Magdalene,” but separating itself entirely.

The first track, “ride the dragon” is more than an intro — it’s an incredibly meta acknowledgement of what the project will be. The closest track to “LP1” sonically, its opening lyrics, “Hey, I Made you a mixtape…/I’m still that mysterious b*tch/no one does it like I do” couldn’t give a clearer mission statement for a fun side project.

No Twigs project is complete without magnificent vocals and stellar production. Twigs is one of the best vocalists in modern music and “Caprisongs” delivers some of her more unique performances. Tracks like “minds of men” and “thank you song” show this, as her vocals shine despite bouncing between genres.

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“Caprisongs” production matches this vocal excellence. While longtime collaborator Arca returns and Kendrick Lamar’s go-to producer Sounwave provides production help, “Caprisongs” deviates from Twigs’ formula.

Previous projects double as a collection of the producing worlds A-List, but Twigs’ first mixtape takes the production work into its creators own hands, along with help from underground producers.

Twigs’ first mixtape also dabbles in a more accessible sound than previous albums. The project’s lead single “tears in the club” is an incredible collection of talent, featuring The Weeknd with Arca’s one-of-a-kind electropop production that makes it an incredible hit.

Normally a curator of her own style, Twig’s influences are the driving force instead. An England native, the British music scene is a key inspiration for the project. Charli XCX-inspired hyperpop and the booming British rap scene are among the most notable influences.

Charli’s influence can be extremely noticeable at times and not for the better —“meta angel” is just too on the nose. The added rap elements were stronger and Shygirl and Pa Salieu were great features.

Far from the only influences, Ariana Grande style ad-libs are noticeable throughout and some of the slower moments have Pharrell Williams production influence. With so many outside styles seemingly influencing “Caprisongs,” the tape does unfortunately dilute some of Twigs’ signature art pop sound.

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Features can dictate song styles more than they should. It is a testament to Twigs’ talent just how easily she can outdo artists at the sounds they’ve spent years creating.

The interludes on “Caprisongs” commit a common slip that most artists who drift into mixtape territory make.

There’s no need to force three interludes and several spoken word intros/outros on the world. Just put the various “the universe is so powerful,” astrology stuff on one track.

With a much looser and poppier approach than Twigs’ past releases, “Caprisongs” does not meet its creators high bar, but that’s the point. Twigs’ first mixtape is still a delight and enjoyable enough to hold audiences over until a third album is ready and few will make a better project than this in 2022.

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‘The Great Resignation’, A Look At Where Workers Are Going

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s being called “The Great Resignation,” but the ongoing question is where are the workers?

Where did they go? Here’s a clue on how to navigate the issue.

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“It is the vowels we learned in elementary school, A-E-I-O-U. These five letters stand for the five things that explain what’s going on,” said entrepreneur and author on branding Bruce Turkel

For example, “A” stands for assets. Workers who have money and or property income can live off that while shifting priorities or just live off their portfolios.

“They can use their assets to help them change their lives,” said Turkel.

“E” stands for expectations. Workers today have far different hopes for the future.

“They do not expect to have a job, keep a job and retire after 20 years. They want to live life now, not wait 20-30 years for a gold watch,” said Turkel.

“I” stands for investment. There are many new ways to make money besides traditional work.

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“People have seen enormous growth in cryptocurrency. I don’t understand it but that doesn’t mean lots of people have made lots of money,” said Turkel.

The vowel “O” represents opportunity. All kinds of jobs are out there that are non-traditional and flexible.

“People are driving for Uber, Door Dash, selling crafts on Etsy, selling video of themselves and partners on Only Fans, Turkel pointed out. 

Finally, “U” stands for URLs – yep, the internet. People are selling services and seeking gig jobs online. Think Angi or Nextdoor. Need a plumber or electrician, go online, there’s no need to call a plumbing or electrical company.

“There are so many new ways to generate income that the idea of going to the traditional 9 to 5 job no longer makes sense,” said Turkel.

He said today’s younger workers are not bound by loyalty and want flexibility.

“Because of lower expectations they are happy to leave,” said Turkel 

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The bottom line answer to the question “Where are the workers?” Many of those so-called “disappeared workers” are working, just not in the jobs they previously held.      

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