Pelicans rally after Cousins ejection, beat Thunder

first_img“We’re too good of a team to allow a team to tie it up after we go up 20,” George said. “Games are built on runs. That’s going to happen. But we’ve got to eliminate how much of a run we allow.”TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City led 25-6 on Alex Abrines’ 3 in the first quarter, but the Thunder fell into a tie early in the second quarter before going back up by eight at halftime after George’s 3 made it 65-57. …. Steven Adams had 15 points and Jerami Grant 10 points.Pelicans: The 6-foot-4 Moore, normally a reserve shooting guard, started at small forward and scored 12 points. … Miller had 11 points for New Orleans, hitting three of four 3-point shots. … Davis had seven turnovers. … Guard Tony Allen returned from a four-game absence cause by left knee swelling. He had six points and six rebounds in nearly 19 minutes.COUSINS’ EXITFrom video replays displayed on the arena scoreboard, it appeared Cousins made contact with Westbrook, but it was difficult to discern whether contact was made with the Thunder star’s head or shoulder, or whether the impact was significant.Officials did not eject Cousins from the game until after viewing replays on a TV at the scorers’ table, after which they called a flagrant two.Hard contact is not required for a flagrant two — only an act deemed “unnecessary and excessive.”Allen said Cousins’ “emotions got the best of him,” and that his history of outbursts seems to be held against him in such situations. Allen also asserted that Westbrook “definitely” flopped.Westbrook “took advantage of Cousins’ history. He was going to get the best of that call,” said Allen, a 14-year veteran. “You saw him get right back up and miss the free throw.” Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set UP NEXTThunder: Host Golden State on Wednesday night.Pelicans: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) blocks a shot by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) as center DeMarcus Cousins lifts his hand in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — When DeMarcus Cousins got tossed, Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and the rest of the New Orleans Pelicans locked in.Davis had 36 points and 15 rebounds, Holiday added 18 points, and New Orleans rallied after Cousins’ ejection to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-107 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We didn’t think it was that fair. He doesn’t do anything intentional,” Holiday said of Cousins, who was assessed a flagrant foul for swinging an elbow near Thunder star Russell Westbrook’s head. “We just wanted to win for him.”Cousins had 18 points and nine rebounds before his ejection with five minutes remaining in the third quarter and did not speak with reporters after the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneCousins raised his elbow near Westbrook’s face after grabbing a rebound, and the Thunder guard dropped to the floor holding his head. Westbrook remained in the game and finished with 22 points, 16 rebounds, 12 assists and three steals. However, Westbrook also missed 13 of 19 shots.Westbrook also did not discuss Cousins’ foul, but did lament “mental errors” that plagued Oklahoma City while they were losing a lead that was 19 points in the first quarter. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Chooks-to-Go scraps PBA plans, reaffirms commitment with national team Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ “Guys got to take personal pride and understand how important it is to go out and compete and not take it for granted,” Westbrook said. “As players, you go out on the floor, and sometimes you take it for granted and don’t realize how important it is to embrace the moment. Each individual guy has to do that every night.”New Orleans trailed 76-72 when Cousins was ejected, but surged ahead soon after with an 11-3 run during which Jameer Nelson, E’Twaun Moore and Darius Miller each hit 3s. Nelson banked in his 3 from near half-court as the shot clock expired.Davis helped New Orleans end a two-game skid with his typical array of dunks, layups and clutch mid-range shots. He also hit 18 of 22 free throws.“It was tough losing (Cousins), being one of our star players, but anything is liable to happen in a game,” Davis said. “So guys stepped up and were ready to play.”Paul George hit six 3s en route to 26 points and Carmelo Anthony scored 19 for Oklahoma City, which lost its second straight in similar fashion, having blown a 23-point lead in San Antonio on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Messi’s brother Matias sentenced for illegal gun possession

first_imgView comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The weapon was found late last year inside a blood-stained boat which Messi crashed in the Parana River.The 35-year-old Messi was held under preventive arrest and later released while he recovered from a fractured jaw and other injuries at a hospital in Argentina’s Santa Fe province.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Messi’s attorney has originally said his client crashed into a sandbank and denied that he owned the gun. World Cup champion France tops FIFA rankings; Germany 15th Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Matias Messi is escort outside the Criminal Justice Center in Rosario, Argentina Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. One of Lionel Messi’s brothers has been sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm, to two and a half years in prison. Matias Messi will not go to jail and was instead ordered to perform community service. (AP Photo/Alan Monzon)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Matias Messi, brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, has been sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm.Messi received a 2 ½-year prison sentence on Thursday but will not go to jail. He was instead ordered to perform community service. La Capital newspaper in the Argentine city of Rosario says that the decision was reached under a deal with investigating prosecutors.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Milestone in mind

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I really hope to help the country win the gold medal,” Ravena told the Inquirer.If he gets his wish, that will mark the fifth time Ravena will have a shot at winning a gold medal in the biennial meet, making him one of the most successful SEA Games athletes of the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHe jokes about his motivation now: “[Five SEA Games golds] is the only thing Thirdy can’t chase.”Ravena is referring to brother Thirdy, the current two-time UAAP champion with Ateneo who is matching his basketball success—and more. If there’s one thing Kiefer Ravena misses the most, it’s donning the Philippine jersey. SHERWIN VARDELEONThere are so many things going through Kiefer Ravena’s mind as he continues to serve his Fiba suspension, foremost of which is an event that will take place at around this time next year.The Philippines will be hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and the NLEX star in the PBA is hoping to make the team that will represent the country and play before an expectedly loud home crowd.ADVERTISEMENT But at the heart of his wish is the eagerness to represent the country again once he finishes his 18-month suspension for taking a workout drink that contained prohibited ingredients.“Playing for the national team? That’s what I miss the most. More than anything,” Ravena said.Ravena, then an 18-year-old who had just won a UAAP title, first won a SEA Games gold medal in 2011 in Jakarta, with a team that included Ray Parks Jr. and Greg Slaughter. His second gold came in 2013 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, alongside the likes of Marcus Douthit, Kevin Alas and Parks.Ravena again won a gold in 2015 in Singapore, with a team featuring Douthit, Scottie Thompson and Baser Amer.Then, with a squad featuring Christian Standhardinger, Kobe Paras and Parks, Ravena won his fourth gold medal in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Now 25, Ravena would be one of the veterans in the national squad should he earn another call-up for the SEA Games.Ravena is currently working to stay in “the best shape possible” as he serves out his suspension, hoping to be in his strongest form once the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas forms the SEA Games squad.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest PLAY LIST 01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:54SEA Games: Tabugara delivers wushu gold for PH02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Favorite sonlast_img read more

High School volleyball teams finish up at Provincials

first_imgBoth North Peace Secondary School volleyball teams competed in provincials this past weekend.The girls team started their tournament on Thursday in Naniamo and ended up in 13th place out of 16 teams. The winner on girls side was Handworth high school from North Vancouver.As for the boys, they were in Kelowna and ended up in 14th place out of 20 teams. The winner on the boys side was Semiahmo Secondary from Surrey.- Advertisement -Congratulations to both our teams on a great showing at Provincials.last_img

Roller derby round 2 approaching

first_imgThe event is family friendly and concessions will be available before and during the show. On Saturday, July 16, the Energetic City Roller Derby Association (ECRDA) will be presenting “War in the Peace”. The roller derby event will consist of local ECRDA skaters, as well as skaters from the Grande Prairie Leagues. The Salvation Army Food Bank will also be present at the event and any non-perishable donations would be greatly appreciated. – Advertisement -The evening festivities will be taking place at the North Peace Arena, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the game beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets only cost $5 at the door and are also available for purchase through any of the ECRDA members. Tickets can also be acquired by emailing info@energeticrollerderby.ca Advertisement A war is approaching Fort St. John, but this battle will be fought on roller skates. For more information on the event, please email info@energeticrollerderby.calast_img read more

Report outlines Rangers’ January transfer plans

first_imgRangers hope to make FOUR New signings when the transfer window reopens in January, according to reports.The Gers were one of Britain’s busiest teams throughout the summer months, bringing 10 new players to Ibrox on permanent deals with a further five signed on loan. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 According to the report, the top priority for Gerrard is a new forward to provide cover and competition for Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty. the club’s current strikers.Rangers’ other targets include a new creative player, a midfielder and a defender. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 2 SORRY scrap BEST OF gameday cracker As well as sitting third in the Premiership, Rangers currently top their Europa League group ahead of tonight’s clash against Spartak Moscow.However, the Gers were knocked out the Betfred Cup at the semi-final stage, losing to Aberdeen at Hampden Park last month. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST latest Most Read In Football Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Steven Gerrard oversaw a huge rebuild of Rangers’ squad upon his appointment as manager RANKED whoops However, Rangers remain five points off top spot in the Premiership, and Steven Gerrard plans to continue strengthening his squad when business can begin again in just under two months.And, according to The Express, Rangers intend to make four signings in January.Gerrard is expected to be backed with further funds to push deals over the line, while the club’s scouting staff have already started checking on targets. Lafferty was bought over the summer, but Gerrard is already on the hunt for another striker 2 revealed Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? last_img read more

MONEYLENDER FINED FOR GIVING NEW LOANS TO DONEGAL CUSTOMERS

first_imgThe largest moneylending operation in the State has been fined by the Central Bank for giving out new loans to people to allow them to pay off existing loans with the company.Provident Personal Credit was fined €105,000 in relation to the loans – many of which were distributed through its Letterkenny office.The moneylender, which can legally charge interest rates that work out at 187pc over a year, breached a number of rules. A probe by regulators found problems with 117 loans that it examined in the company’s Letterkenny office.Provident did not advance the full loan to people who entered into moneylending agreements with it.In other cases, some of the new loan was being deducted and used to repay outstanding amounts on loans which had previously been provided to those consumers.The Central Bank also found that the firm had in place internal procedures and controls that could have denied certain consumers their entitlement to pay off their outstanding loans early under their moneylending agreements. The Central Bank’s director of enforcement, Derville Rowland, said: “There are around 360,000 consumers of licensed moneylenders in Ireland. Loans from licensed moneylenders are being increasingly accessed by consumers and can be significantly more costly than those provided by other lenders such as banks and credit unions.”She said research conducted by the Central Bank in 2013 found that a quarter of consumers experience difficulties in meeting repayments to their moneylender.The company accepted that it had breached the rules.Mark Stevens, Managing Director of Provident Personal Credit, said: “Provident Personal Credit fully accepts the reprimand and fine of the Central Bank of Ireland and regrets the breaches of the Irish Consumer Credit Act in our Letterkenny branch.“We have upgraded our procedures and compliance systems to significantly reduce the risk of such contraventions happening again.” MONEYLENDER FINED FOR GIVING NEW LOANS TO DONEGAL CUSTOMERS was last modified: December 1st, 2014 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Buncrana student gets award for top Leaving Cert Music results

first_imgA special award in recognition of the highest music Leaving Cert score in the country has been awarded to a Buncrana student. Shaun Fletcher, who receive a score of 613 points for his Leaving Cert and an A1 for his music exam in 2018, was told by examinators that he received the highest music exam in the country.Receiving the news that he would receive an award in recognition of his achievement this October, Flecther was ecstatic. He told Donegal Daily: “I was absolutely stunned because I had no idea that the award event existed and I was absolutely delighted when I received the news, I was very surprised.”The former Scoil Mhuire student, who now studies chemistry and mathematics at the University of Glasgow, revealed he has been playing music since he was six-years-old through the Donegal Music Education Partnership with music teacher Edita Labanauskiene.So does Shaun still get time to play the piano? “Yes, you’d be surprised. Even though I study chemistry and mathematics, there is plenty of facilities in the university library and I am also part of the music society and Glasgow University Choir.“And I really enjoy living in Glasgow, it is a great spot,” he added. “I am working there as well but, between my work and my course, I have found a good work balance.” Shaun has also been asked to perform for an audience at the Post Primary Music Teacher’s Association in Dun Laoghaire, where he will receive his award on the night.He continued: “I am really looking forward to playing, it will be a great experience for me because really high profile people will probably be in attendance and just getting a chance to play is always nice.”Buncrana student gets award for top Leaving Cert Music results was last modified: July 28th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

A story of unconditional love this festive season

first_img12 Kittens for the 12 days of Christmas On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… A kitten, a kitten and more little kittens… Dear Animal Friends In the spirit of the festive season I would like to share with you a heart-warming story of unconditional giving and love. Young Mommy Cat was brought to the Mdzananda Animal Clinic early September 2015. Her owner brought her with great concern – something was wrong with her cat as she had progressively become larger and larger. Mommy Cat was admitted to the cat ward where her growing tummy gave birth to five little kittens. Mommy Cat, who was a baby herself and only 6 months old, adored her five kittens. Every day they snuggled up to her, clawed at her belly as they drank and she licked them clean with great love. But Mommy Cat had more love to give… Two ginger kittens, each only two weeks old, were brought to Mdzananda a week later. Their mother had disappeared and their human owner did not know how to feed them. Mommy Cat came to the rescue and adopted both these little kittens as her own. As time went by Mommy Cat’s 7 kittens grew older and people came to adopt them. As each one left with their new families, Mommy Cat waved them goodbye. Then her last little kitten was taken to her new home and Mommy Cat was left alone. A few days passed and then one morning a boy came to Mdzananda carrying a cooking pot. Inside the cooking pot were 5 little kittens. Their mom had passed away and he needed help. Mommy Cat heard the sound of kittens squealing and quickly opened up her heart to them. She adopted all five little kittens as her own once again. These little kittens stayed with Mommy Cat in her cat ward and are now ready for their forever homes. Our biggest wish was that dear loving young Mommy would find a forever home where she could be loved by a human family and shown the unconditional love that she showed to 12 little kittens. We are overjoyed that a loving family adopted Mommy Cat and one of her surrogate kittens. Thank you for all the love you showed 12 kittens Mommy Cat. We wish you a wonderful, happy life! The maternal instinct that young Mommy Cat feels for any kitten is the way we feel about each little pet that comes through the front doors of the Mdzananda Animal Clinic. We pride ourselves in not just providing routine treatment but treating each pet for its individual needs, providing the best love, care and medical practices we can. Our vets and animal welfare assistants work tirelessly to help each little animal. The Mdzananda Animal Clinic is a veterinary council registered, NPO animal clinic in Khayelitsha, a township which is home to over 400 000 people (census 2011). We serve their animals at a very low cost. Many people may think that people from townships should not have pets – we have a different opinion. We see hundreds of community members bringing their beloved pets to receive help. Some walk many kilometres to bring their pets to Mdzananda. Some find creative ways to transport their hurt pets as they do not have access to transport. We see pets arriving in wheel burrows, prams, shopping carts and even carried on wooden planks on strong shoulders. At Mdzananda we can treat up to 1000 pets per month. We also educate the owners about better ways of looking after their pets and becoming responsible pet owners. Christmas and end of year is a difficult time at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic. Most of the community members go to the Eastern Cape to visit their family leaving their animals behind with friends. Very regularly these friends do not know how to look after animals. Their homes are not always equipped for animals – they get out of the yard, end up in dog fights or get hit by vehicles. We receive many animals that have fallen sick due to insufficient nutrition or non pet friendly living conditions. Many community members also hand over their pets to Mdzananda during this time. We need to cover all their costs. The festive season is a time of joy and we aim to ensure that all animals in Khayelitsha stay healthy and happy. The work of Mdzananda is supported by donations and gifts. Through this letter I would like to ask you to consider making a gift to the Mdzananda Animal Clinic over this festive season. Any gift, big or small, is greatly appreciated and will change the lives of animals in need. Mommy Cat sends out a big PURRR, hoping that you hear her asking too. With sincere gratitude (and wags!) Felipe Perdomo – Director (and Mommy Cat) Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Standard Bank, Account number: 075595710, Branch: Rondebosch, Branch Code: 025009, Reference: MommyCat + Your Name Sms “donate dog” to 40580 at R20.last_img read more

Why The World Didn’t End Yesterday [Video]

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dan rowinski Tags:#Apocalypse#nasa It is now Saturday morning, December 22, 2012. We are still here. We at ReadWrite would like to congratulate the world for surviving its rumored apocalypse and offer a reminder that, really, the world was never going to end on December 21, 2012. NASA, which has been a reasonable, stabilizing voice through all of the hysteria around the so-called End, has posted a video explaining why we are all still here.  Related Posts It is a good thing we survived the apocalypse, because, as one commenter said, “I’m pretty stoked its not happening because that would’ve ruined my week.”Indeed. As is the nature of calendars, the Mayan cycle starts anew today. As the video above notes, the Mayans had an extraordinary concept of time, with calendars and cycles that dwarf the scales that modern folks usually think about. As we in the media well know, it is never too early to start hyping the next big thing. So, if we think of the Long Count Mayan cycle measured in what is known as a baktun (20 katuns, or 144,000 days) and apply the same cycle of 13 baktuns, then the next Mayan-calendar-induced end of the world hysteria will peak sometime in the year 7,137 A.D. (taking three years worth of leap years into account). If our math is correct. Top image courtesy of Shutterstock. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more