Cousins says he was ejected for using big-man fundamentals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Westbrook complained that when he was struck in the head during a game, he didn’t receive the same treatment Nurkic did. And Donovan sarcastically said at the time that he “probably didn’t ask Russell to stay down on the court long enough to get it reviewed.”Cousins, meanwhile, said he was aware of how his ejection following contact with Westbrook fit into the Thunder’s own recent history with disputed flagrant fouls.“It shows that Russ is coachable,” Cousins said. “He listens and they got what they’ve been working on.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SPORTSBack on the throneCousins, who has a history of on-court emotional outbursts that draw a relatively high number of technical fouls, said he knew officials would not give him the benefit of the doubt when they reviewed the play on a video monitor before ejecting him.“I’m DeMarcus. I expected the ejection. I knew,” said Cousins, who was assessed a league-high 18 technical fouls last season.Cousins added that he’s not sure what he can do differently going forward other than “send the refs a Christmas card — I don’t know — the league, too. Send Christmas cards, stuff like that.”The play occurred under the Pelicans’ basket in the third quarter after Cousins had secured a rebound. When Cousins raised his elbows near Westbrook’s face, the Thunder guard went down.It wasn’t clear from replays showed to the crowd whether Cousins caught Westbrook in the head or shoulder, or if the contact was significant. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Gymnastics doctor facing at least 25 years in prison The league office reviews such plays before deciding on fines or additional punishment.Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry agreed with Cousins’ comment about rebounding fundamentals, saying that Pelicans coaches also tell their big men to use the positioning of their elbows to help secure rebounds.“I don’t think he had any intent on hurting anyone,” Gentry said. “I don’t think there’s anything that was done from a malicious or intentional standpoint.”Hard contact is not necessarily required for a flagrant-two foul. Only contact deemed “unnecessary and excessive,” according to the NBA rule book, which also employs the term “unsportsmanlike” in the section pertaining to flagrant fouls.In some ways, the play appeared to be an extension of recent Thunder protests about officiating that drew $15,000 fines.Westbrook, Paul George and coach Billy Donovan all were fined for comments about a flagrant foul called against Carmelo Anthony, whose elbow made contact with Jusuf Nurkic’s head while Anthony was shooting the ball. Nurkic fell demonstratively to the floor and Anthony was ejected.ADVERTISEMENT New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) elbows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the head, drawing an ejection from the game, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans center DeMarcus Cousins says he was protecting a rebound the way all big men are taught when he was ejected for a flagrant foul during a game against Oklahoma City.Cousins was called for a flagrant-two foul when he raised his right elbow near Thunder guard Russell Westbrook’s head during the third quarter of the Pelicans’ 114-107 victory Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cousins, who did not speak about the play until after Tuesday’s practice, said Westbrook “did a good job of selling” the foul in the way he fell to the floor, holding his head.“It’s crazy. When you start playing the game of basketball as a big man, they tell you, ‘When you get a rebound, keep your elbows high and out,’ you know, to protect the ball from guards coming in stripping,” Cousins said. “All I did was use my fundamentals and I got punished for it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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Exciting times as Patrick Gildea Hairdressing announce Great Lengths Hair Extensions

first_imgPatrick Gildea Hairdressing, Centre of Excellence are very excited to announce that Great Lengths Hair Extensions are now available in Letterkenny. You asked and we listened! Over the past 12 months we have had so many requests from you on hair extensions and as you know we don’t want to just do any type of hair extension we want to provide you with the very best. Which is why after months of research we are thrilled to announce that Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are now professional stockists of Great Lengths GLTapes Hair Extensions. Great Lengths Hair Extensions now at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing LetterkennyWe can’t wait to introduce you to Great Lengths latest innovation GL Tapes. Designed for the time conscious, and for ladies who’d love to have longer, fuller hair instantly without the permanency. Whatever your vision, make a mesmerising statement with Great Lengths – whether you’re looking to add more volume, length or a bit of both, GL Tapes are lightweight and suitable for all hair densities. Patrick says: “GL Tapes are available in over 58 beautiful shades, including classic base shades, on-trend fashion colours -there really is something for everybody.”Style Director and extension specialist Jordan explains: “GL Tapes last up to 6 to 8 weeks. Following this, they are gently removed in salon ensuring no damage to your natural hair, and what’s more, GL Tapes can be re-taped up to three times. Perfect if you need to refresh colour as this can be done between re-application of the tapes.”Great Lengths Hair Extensions now at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing LetterkennyHaving further developed the application methods and techniques, GL Tapes feature a medical-grade, hypoallergenic, non-toxic tape. Virtually undetectable and 100% comfortable the tapes are placed above and below the hair, creating a sandwich with your hair in the middle. GL Tapes are made from only the purest of Indian temple hair – that’s ethically sourced and then gently hand-processed – GL Tapes blend seamlessly with your natural hair.Great Lengths Hair Extensions now at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing LetterkennyCan’t Wait to Try GL Tapes?Simply get in touch to book a complimentary consultation with one of our certified hair extension specialists Jordan, Irene, Florrie, Siobhan or Claudia to see what Great Lengths can do for you- we know you won’t be disappointed.For more information contact us 074-91 25476 or book your consultation online here Exciting times as Patrick Gildea Hairdressing announce Great Lengths Hair Extensions was last modified: July 13th, 2019 by Patrick GildeaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GL Tapesgreat lengths hair extensionshairdressingPatrick Gildea Hairdressinglast_img read more

49ers mailbag: ‘What if Nick Mullens gets us to 5 or 6 wins?’

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Parlay Thursday’s rout of the Raiders with the Los Angeles Rams’ first loss Sunday and, voila, the 49ers (2-7) gained a game in the NFC West standings for the first time this season. Now they’re only, uh, six back with seven to go.So how did the 49ers spend their weekend off? Players scattered to Las Vegas, Napa, Carmel and to a post-Halloween costume party. Here is the mail that’s piled up for them as …last_img read more

Joakim Soria has an issue with lefties, A’s did well in tough stretch despite loss to Rangers

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.ARLINGTON, Texas — Brett Anderson looked to have the A’s on track to finish off a tough stretch of games on a high note but a meltdown by the bullpen spoiled that good feeling.The A’s blew a five-run lead in Sunday’s 8-7 loss to the Texas Rangers, snapping a four-game win streak.“That’s a game we normally don’t lose,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “We just had one guy get whacked around a little bit in the eighth inning.” …last_img read more

Thanks to Kinect, Google’s Gmail Motion Joke Becomes Reality

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Google#web As a witty commenter notes on the group’s YouTube page, maybe next year Google can say they’ve found a replacement for oil for April Fools, and enterprising scholars can hack together the “real” solution over the weekend in response. audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… One of Google’s April Fools jokes, Gmail Motion, looks a lot less like a joke and a lot more like reality today. Members of the ICT MxR Lab at the University of Southern California have made their own gesture-based system for handling email. The prototype utilizes Kinect’s motion-sensing technology in order to send and receive email.This isn’t the first Kinect hack from the ICT MxR Lab. The USC researchers built a prototype last year that allowed World of Warcraft to be played in full-body mode.That project was called FAAST – Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit. The Gmail motion hack revealed this weekend is called SLOOW – Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving. You can see how it works, along with the original Google joke, below. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Amazing After Effects Templates: Introducing RocketStock

first_imgDiscover RocketStock, a curated collection of After Effects templates from top motion designers. Finally, AE templates that are visually stunning, clearly organized and easy to use!Traditionally, if you needed motion graphics for your video project you had two options: Pay an expensive designer to create graphics or painfully dig through messy After Effects templates. Who’s got time for that?!Now there’s a better way.Today we’re ecstatic to announce the launch of RocketStock, a curated collection of After Effects templates from world-class designers, brought to you by the folks behind PremiumBeat. We’re building RocketStock with the belief that high-quality motion graphics should be simple to purchase, available at affordable pricing and have world-class customer service to back them up.Handpicked After Effects TemplatesWe’re taking the same approach with RocketStock as we have with PremiumBeat: Each After Effects template undergoes a rigorous evaluation, insuring only those that are technically and artistically strong are included on the site. Your time is important, so spend less time searching!RocketStock’s AE template library is constantly expanding in volume and breadth, covering everything from film tiles and logo reveals to slideshows and product promos. You won’t find these templates anywhere else.Simple to UseEverything about RocketStock was done with ‘ease’ as a top priority. The checkout process is simple and straightforward, but that’s really just the beginning.Every After Effects template is organized in a systematic way, making customization a breeze. The heavy lifting is done in the background, with many of the effects controlled by a simple effects panel. Effortlessly drag and drop media, modify text or change colors.After Effects Freebies!Once a month RocketStock will release a free After Effects template file or motion graphics asset – no purchase necessary. Sign up for the newsletter to be notified when each freebie is released. Download this month’s freebie: Animated Circle BurstsWorld-Class Support and Customer ServiceAfter Effects templates are only as good as the support behind them. That’s why each RocketStock template comes with thorough photo documentation, demonstrating tips and workflow for modifying projects. Have more questions? Additional support is available via email.Straightforward LicenseOne license to rule them all. No matter where you’re distributing your project, the RocketStock Unlimited License has you covered. Each template purchase allows for usage in an unlimited number of projects, for an unlimited number of clients, forever.Give RocketStock a visit. Do you have feedback on the site? Ideas for future templates? Interested in submitting your own motion design work? Shoot over an email to get in touch.last_img read more

India vs England: 5 things to know about 3rd Test at Southampton

first_imgTeam India lead 1-0 against England in the five-match Test seriesAfter England’s last-day batting collapse against India in the second test at Lord’s, the pressure and scrutiny on captain Alastair Cook seems to be reaching its peak.England slumped from 198-5 to 225 all out as India won its first test away from home in three years, taking a 1-0 lead in the five-test series. The squads drew the first test at Trent Bridge.Here are five things to know for the third test at the Rose Bowl, starting Sunday:COOK’S WOES: England’s captain is without a century in 14 months and his team has lost seven of its last nine tests. Immediately after England’s collapse against India, Cook said this run of poor form has been his “darkest time” as an England cricketer. He refused to step down as skipper after the embarrassing 95-run loss at Lord’s, though, saying he wants to “stay until my position becomes untenable.” One glimmer of hope for the opening batsmen is that while he only made 10 and 22 in each of his innings at Lord’s, his footwork was noticeably better and he hit the ball much straighter.LINEUP CHANGE: England made just one change to its 13-man squad for the third test, with the uncapped Jos Buttler in for injured wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Prior announced after the loss to India he was taking an indefinite break from the game to regain his fitness after struggling with Achilles, thigh and hand injuries. This paved the way for Buttler, England’s one day keeper, to enter the test team. Buttler, an aggressive batsman when not behind the stumps, says he will not be intimidated by making his debut for a team under intense pressure to end its winless streak.advertisement”I’m an England fan, as well, but I’m not coming in expecting to be the one person who can fix English cricket,” Buttler said Tuesday. “I’m coming in determined to be authentic, to be myself and to enjoy the occasion helping England.”VETERAN LEADERSHIP: After a 1-0 series defeat to Sri Lanka in June and two underwhelming performances against India, England coach Peter Moores is also under scrutiny, just four months after taking the job for the second time. At Lord’s, he said the form of his veteran players was a major concern. In addition to the struggles of Prior and Cook, Ian Bell only managed 42 runs overall against India and bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad couldn’t stop India from batting through day one at Lord’s.”They will be desperate to make a big contribution going forward,” Moores said. “The senior players have got to look at their own games and decide how they can come back and play to the level needed to be in a successful England team.”JADEJA vs ANDERSON: The fallout continues after the confrontation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson as they left the field for lunch on day two of the first test at Trent Bridge. Anderson faces a hearing on Aug. 1 for allegedly pushing and abusing Jadeja, which could lead to him being banned for up to four test matches. The Indian allrounder, meanwhile, was fined 50 percent of his match fee on Friday for his part in the incident.The acrimony between the two has made for a riveting duel on the pitch. In the second test at Lord’s, Anderson was caught out trying to reverse-sweep Jadeja in England’s first innings. Jadeja then blasted 68 from 57 balls in a game-changing knock in India’s second innings before running Anderson out with a direct hit to win the test match.KUMAR’S PLAY: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been a revelation for India with both the bat and ball in the series. He managed figures of 5-82 on a lifeless Trent Bridge wicket, and followed it up with a career best 6-82 in England’s first innings at Lord’s. With the bat, he has made 209 runs from ninth in the order, including three half centuries. He did not win man of the match in either test, but has arguably been the player of the series so far.last_img read more

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   center_img Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett said all is calm on the complaint front at the Arizona Cardinals camp in Flagstaff.“I just like the attitude of the guys this year,” Dockett said. “Everybody’s doing their job, no one’s complaining, everyone’s working.”Thanks to the lockout, everyone reported to camp a little more out of shape than normal and Whisenhunt is taking measures to get his team back in shape. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “We go in there and look at our workouts and there’s like 20 things to do in the morning. Normally it would be like six to eight,” Dockett said.Conditioning has taken place every day after practice, no matter what happened during practice and the guys are going with it, Dockett said. “We just said, ‘Alright coach, whatever you want us to do’,” Dockett said.The fact that the Cardinals most outspoken player has said that all is well in camp could be huge to the team, who apparently slacked off last year.“Last year, we worked hard to get to a certain level but I feel like a lot of guys didn’t buy into the program and do everything that was tolerated by our team to win,” Dockett said.last_img read more

June 29 2017Here is 62917 The Goodwin fire sta

first_imgJune 29, 2017Here is 6/29/17 The Goodwin fire started on June 24. 2017 in the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest, about 14 miles south of Prescott, Arizona.6/26 report: The Goodwin Fire continues to burn in very rugged terrain to the south and west of the junction with Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. Fire crews have been working to keep the fire south of County Road 177, the Mayer-Goodwin Road, and away from the homes and communities to the north. So far they have been successful as the fire has been burning mostly eastward toward the 2015 SA Hill Fire scar. Yesterday the fire burned up and over Brady Butte.At that time 6 hotshot crews, 10 Type II crews, 29 engines, 6 helicopter and 2 attack planes were involved, altogether 525 personnel.Vigorous winds made the firefight very difficult and on 6/27, the towns of Mayer and Poland Junction, and some of the smaller communities in the area were evacuated and as of yet there is no news when people might be able to return to their homes.Our hearts go out to our neighbors with out very best wishes. Donations of food and clothing are gathered at the FAMILY DOLLAR at Cordes Junction.On 6/26 the fire was about 8 miles north-west of Arcosanti and moving in a north-east direction.The smoke plume casts a strange light over the Arcosanti building.Highway 69 has been closed since 6/27, from the Highway 17 junction all the way to Dewey.Latest reports can be seen on the wildfire link and on the local news channels.The fire is still growing and only about 1% contained.last_img read more

Plan to support Michigans mining industry clears House

first_img State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, and State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today announced that a plan to support the mining industry has cleared a major hurdle.The plan, House Bill 4227, establishes a commission to help increase mining opportunities in Michigan. The legislation is a product of the Upper Peninsula’s state representatives working together to bring policies that work for the region’s economy and residents.“Our core mining industry has been hampered by a lack of coordination among stakeholders, regulators and communities, and I look forward to the implementation of a committee to put an end to those roadblocks,” Markkanen said. “This advisory committee would help us bridge the gap and bring more quality jobs to our communities.”LaFave noted that this plan next goes to the Senate for approval before it reaches the governor’s desk.“Through bipartisan cooperation, we have an opportunity to grow this important industry right here in Michigan. Mining is both part of our Upper Peninsula history and crucial for making our modern lifestyle possible,” LaFave said. “From the raw materials for infrastructure projects to the minerals needed to build computers and cell phones, we count on mines for these resources. This advisory committee is intended to bolster this important industry, protect our natural resources and keep our workers and communities safe.”The proposal would create a two-year, fifteen-member advisory committee charged with developing recommendations to:Evaluate government policies that affect the mining and minerals industries.Develop public policy strategies to enhance the growth of the mining industry.Advise and bolster partnerships between industry, institutions, funding groups, environmental groups and state and federal agencies.The plan was approved overwhelmingly by the House, 107-1, and next moves to the Senate for consideration. Categories: LaFave News 21May Plan to support Michigan’s mining industry clears Houselast_img read more