FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) argues a call with referee Courtney Kirkland before he was called for a technical foul and was ejected, during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, in Miami. This was a season that saw superstars get ejected, a referee held out of games for a week after getting too aggressive with a player and the NBA going door-to-door to remind teams to play nice. The referee-player relationship is as thorny as ever, and that’s not a good thing going into the postseason. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper, File)MIAMI — By rule, any substitute checking into an NBA game must first report his intentions to the scorer’s table. Denver’s Jamal Murray was on his way there during a game last month, then got derailed when an errant pass came flying his way.That’s when referee Jason Phillips intervened.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Our league needs strong officials,” McCutchen said. “What we’re trying to shoot for is this idea that you can have strength without arrogance and you can show humility without having to give into weakness. And that sort of Goldilocks moment, where the porridge is just right, is the balance in which we can start to disagree about the play without being demeaning or condescending or arrogant to one another.”That hasn’t been the case at times this season.It’s rare that a call will truly decide a game, and the NBA is sticking to its pledge of transparency by continuing to release reports about calls made in the final two minutes of close games. The Last 2 Minute Reports have been widely panned by players and coaches, especially when those reports show that a big call didn’t go their way in a close loss.For the 400-plus games that have met the criteria for such a report being publicly issued this season, the NBA has said 97.4 percent of the calls made — in other words, 39 out of every 40 — are correct. When factoring in no-calls, what the NBA defines as “event accuracy” drops to 93.9 percent.But there have also been some difficult moments.Livingston and Kirkland butted heads in a game at Miami, earning the Warriors guard a one-game suspension and Kirkland’s discipline after the league determined they were both in the wrong in their argument over a non-call. Through Sunday, there were 79 ejections this season — up considerably from the 61 last season. The NBA said 902 technicals were called last season; that figure has also been topped this season, albeit only by about 30.Draymond Green, who isn’t shy about getting technicals, has complained. So has Chris Paul, the president of the National Basketball Players Association.“To be honest, we need to kind of just go out there and play, and not worry about anything but that,” Toronto guard Kyle Lowry said. “We can’t worry about what happened, even legitimately. We have to just go play and not say anything and just do our jobs. I think that’ll be a focus for the rest of the season for our team.”But Lowry knows, starting Saturday, everything gets magnified.“You can’t get distracted or obsess on the officials or things that happen during the game that you can’t necessarily control,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “You can’t cross the line consistently and expect to develop the right mental toughness that you need to win.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 “We all make mistakes,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. “It’s a game. We’re all a part of it. We’re all in the NBA. The officials are part of the NBA. So we have to understand that we’re all under the same corporation.”There have been instances where they have looked more like combatants.Referee Courtney Kirkland was taken off the floor for a week for getting too aggressive with Golden State’s Shaun Livingston. Warriors star Kevin Durant — who’d been ejected once in his first nine seasons — got kicked out of five games. Even LeBron James got tossed for the first time in his 15-year career.It all led the NBA to announce in late January its plan to improve how players and referees get along. Former referee Monty McCutchen, now an NBA vice president overseeing referee development and training, and NBA senior vice president Michelle Johnson met with clubs to listen to their perspective.McCutchen’s biggest hope is finding a way to make communication better, on all sides. He stressed to teams that he wasn’t meeting with them solely to defend and protect officials.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phillips could have easily been a stickler for rules and told Murray — who never made it to the table — that he had to wait until the next stoppage of play. But Phillips knew Murray was on his way to checking in long before the play was dead and allowed him to enter the game.“Thank you,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said, and Phillips nodded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThere were moments of civility like this between referees, players and coaches this season. They just were overshadowed way too often. Now everyone is watching to see how things unfold in the playoffs.FILE – In this April 6, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) argues a foul call against him by referee Sean Corbin (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Phoenix. This was a season that saw superstars get ejected, a referee held out of games for a week after getting too aggressive with a player and the NBA going door-to-door to remind teams to play nice. The referee-player relationship is as thorny as ever, and that’s not a good thing going into the postseason. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)The league wants to avoid more headline-grabbing confrontation with the playoffs starting Saturday and stakes and emotion becoming even higher, so officials met with all 30 teams , the last of those on Monday. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Kobe Paras on Gilas Cadets’ Filoil stint: ‘I’m all for this’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments
A blind Liberian recording artist, popularly known as the ‘The Blind Nimbaian Gospel Musician,’ is in dire need of financial assistance to make two gospel albums, amidst these difficult times in the country, to give hope to the hopeless through his songs.Evangelist Joseph N. Yeanay said he is on the hunt for US$3,000 to record his albums, each of which would have six tracks, mostly sung in his vernacular, Dahn. Yeanah made the disclosure recently when he visited the offices of the Daily Observer on MacDonald Street, Monrovia.The 40-year-old blind musician disclosed that the albums would mark his 10th and 11th, respectively.“The songs have already been written through an inspiration from God, and we have been in practice for over a month, we are just in need of US$3,000,” Yeanah said. “We want to use this medium to appeal to every Liberian and non-Liberian to come to our aid to help us give our people hope.”Yeanah says he became blind in his hometown, Gbain in Nimba County, few days after his birth on March 25, 1974, after a bath from a midwife.As a young boy, he gained interest in singing and subsequently became a blind songster in Gbain. When he moved to Monrovia, he joined the ELWA United Liberia Inland Church and then recorded his first album in 2003 entitled, “Ciaa Nuenae” (meaning Hell Fire).The following year (2004), Yeanah made a six-track album entitled ‘Yes Jesus!’ In 2005 and 2006, he made ‘Victory over Death’ and ‘Let’s Get Closer to God’, respectively.Due to the lack of support, the Yeanah didn’t record in 2007, but in 2008, he came out with the ‘Satan has created conflict’ album. The success of the each of his albums contributed to the next.Yeanah released a recording each year from 2009 to 2012. “Because we don’t have the money, we want to make the 2013 and 2014 albums together. That is why we need US$3,000,” the musical evangelist says. “God’s Divine Favor and Let’s Praise the Lord are the names of the two albums.”He also said: “Most of the songs will be done in Dahn, and we believe when they are recorded, the songs will give our people hope and encouragement amidst this deadly Ebola outbreak and hardships.”Mr. Yeanah is married to Mrs. Janet Yeanah who is also his lead back-up vocalist. Other vocalists on production team include Habakkuk M. Henry, Samuel F. Mulbah and Katia Saye. Yeanah and his wife are blessed with five children, namely: Abigail, Salome, Josephine, Victor and Josiah. He can be contacted through the ELWA United Liberia Inland Church or through cell number 0886452392.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“We have done well over the last few games but most of the work has been because of the new coach who has come in. Medo is very good on physical training and he has helped us a lot in improving the fitness of the players. He has done a brilliant job,” Mwangi said after the game.He added; “He is good with reading the game and also motivating the players and he has done a very good job to help me out in the technical bench.”It is rare praise coming from a coach whose job might hang in the balance if he takes over on permanent basis. Bernard Mosomi, the Nakumatt FC chairman has confirmed that they will consider hiring the coach on a permanent basis once they get his papers.Nakumatt FC players led by Eugene Ambulwa walk off at half time during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Tusker FC on may 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“He came in to assist especially with fitness, but so far we have seen he has done some good work. We will discuss and see but as per now Mwangi remains the head coach,” Mosomi said.Nakumatt whose early season struggles were reduced when they were bought out by city politician Francis Mureithi now sit second from bottom in the standings with a two point deficit off safety.Coach Mwangi has admitted that the improvement has been occasioned by the surety of funds.“When money comes very many things change. We see that the motivation in the team and generally the attitude is positive. We hope that we can win next weekend against Posta Rangers to boost our chances and possibly move higher in the standings,” the coach noted.Meanwhile, the club will dip their pockets for the June transfer window with Mwangi noting they need to add more creative players and depth on the bench.“Not to say that the players we have are not good enough, but we have to get more creativity in the team and boost the bench power. We want to win at least 10 games in the second leg and with that we will be assured of safety. If we get the players we need, I am sure we will be safe,” further pointed the coach.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC trainer Melis Medo gives advice to the players while head coach Anthony Mwangi watches during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Tusker FC on may 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 21- Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi has hailed the arrival of American born Egyptian physical trainer Melis Medo at the club, saying he has played a huge role in the team’s trajectory.Nakumatt moved off the bottom of the Kenyan Premier League log on Sunday with a 2-1 win over 11-time champions Tusker and speaking after the side’s victory, Mwangi said the former Qatari based coach has brought in positive vibes at the club.
Watford scored from two set-pieces, leaving Tottenham manager Pochettino to question his side’s approach in the wake of last Monday’s impressive 3-0 victory at Manchester United.“I think it’s a very good wake-up call for everyone and we can listen more when people talk about the reality and not the perception,” he said.“Today, it’s good to compare. Sometimes people talk about the perception but the reality was on the pitch and the reality is if you want to be a contender, today you need to win.”Pochettino admitted defeat was hard to take and having seen his side challenge at the head of the table in recent seasons, he hinted his side might have underestimated Watford.“We need to show more respect to this competition. You need to compete much better,” he said.“It’s difficult for me to understand after four years of us being contenders. You need to show respect, to compete to win, it’s not easy.”Pochettino questioned whether his side had shown sufficient aggression, and the way in which Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart were able to head home unhindered from a free-kick and corner respectively supported the Argentine’s view.“Today from the beginning we needed to go there like a lion and try to score in every single action,” he said.“The second half we scored and then they showed more strength (and were) more aggressive in the situation.“In every single game you’re going to find this type of situation. If you want to win you need to show that character, you need to defend well.“Maybe you can not play so well but you need to win this type of game if you want to be a contender at the end.”Pochettino, though, was keen to offer perspective at the start of the season and believes Tottenham’s first defeat of the campaign can help them improve.“It’s a chance for everyone to say ‘come on we need to compete’. We need to talk about how to improve,” he said.“And in March and April and the beginning of May if we are there, then OK, now we are contenders.“But before we talk, we need to show that we are contenders, and how (do) you show? Winning. And the only way to win a game is to give your best.”It was Watford’s fourth successive win and left Javi Gracia’s third-placed side level on points with leaders Liverpool and second placed Chelsea.“Everybody is happy because to get four wins in a row is not easy and we are enjoying it, the players, the supporters,” Gracia said.“It’s a big moment for us. But we know it’s only the beginning.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham were on the slide in their first defeat of the season at Watford © AFP / OLLY GREENWOODWATFORD, United Kingdom, Sep 2 – Mauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat at Watford was a wake-up call and conceded his side must improve if they are to win the Premier League.Pochettino was critical of his players’ failure to hold on to the lead given to them by Abdoulaye Doucoure’s 53rd-minute own goal.
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MAVERICKS BARBERS: This week the male grooming experts at Mavericks Barbershop Letterkenny examine the five biggest grooming mistakes balding men make – and tell you how to avoid them!No matter how hard you resist, you’ll always lose the fight against hair loss. Two thirds of men will experience significant hair thinning by age 35. And by age 50, 85 percent of men have thinning hair or are bald. Whether you accept the fate of your follicles or not, figuring out how to style your hair when there’s less of it takes finesse, and a lot of guys get it all wrong. Today we list the five most common mistakes we see men making — and see how you can do it right. ProductToo much goo will weigh your hair down and make it look stringy & clump it up!!! — a style to avoid when you’re thinning. Use a product that will make your hair look fuller rather than clumped. A cream, clay, or paste is best for this or better style a volume powder. Gel and pomade, however, will cause separation and draw more attention to your thinning hair. Try Mavericks Volume and Styling Powder or OSIS Volume Powder. These products maximise and exaggerate the amount of volume in your hair and give better coverage than could possibly be achieved with any other product. Shampooing DailyThe cleaner your hair is, the thinner it looks. Daily shampooing strips your hair of the natural oils and, yes, even dirt that helps add volume and texture to your appearance. For some men, over shampooing can also dry out the hair, giving you static cling instead of structure in your styling. The answer is not to stop washing your hair, trust me as barbers, we will never tell you to do this. Simply just skip a day and shampoo every-other-day. Misuse of the BlowdryerFor those who hit the gym at lunchtime, or like the volume a dryer gives to their style, proceed with caution. Holding a dryer too close to your roots will suck the moisture right out of the strands, giving them a wispy appearance. Try This Instead: Hold the dryer at least eight inches from your scalp and select the warm, not hot, setting. Also, choose your styling aids wisely. With thinning hair, it’s always best to blow dry using a round brush. Grab hair at the roots with the brush, then slowly rotate it as you run the dryer over the top. This will help to add volume and create more fullness. Adding Length to Make Up for VolumeIt sounds like a good idea at first: Longer strands can cover up those balding areas and no one will ever know, right? But just like your dad’s old comb-over, everyone does know, and it looks… a little sad. But because hair tends to thin on top of the head first, rather than all over, growing it longer on the sides and back only makes the disparity more apparent. If you have a good barber he/she will know what to do about this. Listen to their advice and let them pull a few strokes of magic to amplify what remains on top! Requesting a FadeThe one we love to hate in Mavericks.When it comes to balding men making an effort to stay young and with the times, you really need to know what works with what you have and what doesn’t. One thing that certainly does not work is a skin (0.5 or less) fade on a gentleman that is bald or very light on top. It does not matter how talented your barber is, it will not look good. It will look like a horseshoe around your head! Once or twice bald clients have come into Mavericks and made such demands. All we could do was pray that he did not tell anyone it was in Mavericks that he got it done as it would have been the worst advertisement the shop could get.Instead take a more consistent approach, maybe a tight blade the whole way around maybe a 2 on top, 1 on sides and tapered neck…. Far better looking, neat finish…If you are looking to maximise your remaining follicles or would like advice on what would suit your growth pattern as it is right now, then the Mavericks are at your service. Call into the shop today at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny and enjoy unrivalled 5 star male grooming the way it should be. Also Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop/Mavericks: Five grooming mistakes balding men make was last modified: April 25th, 2017 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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:baldinghairmale groomingmavericks traditional barbershop
Arsenal should not meet Mesut Ozil’s sky-high demands, according to former player Stewart Robson.The German playmaker is out of contract in 2018 and, though he insists he wants to stay, is reportedly asking for up to £400,000-a-week to sign a new deal.But Robson insists the World Cup winner is not worth such a big salary and Arsenal would be ‘silly to pay it’.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Robson said: “As we have seen with Ozil over the last three years, he can do some great things but in some of the big games he has gone missing.“He is not dynamic enough at times and when Arsenal aren’t playing well, tactically he is a passenger.“You can’t pay somebody £400,000-a-week and him be a passenger every third week. That is not good enough from a top player and that is why other clubs like the Real Madrid, who he was at before, and Bayern Munich haven’t taken him back.”
Letterkenny AC’s Ciaran McBride placed third in Sunday’s highly competitive Donegal men’s novice cross country championships in Killybegs. The 6K race was won by Gerald Gallagher of Finn Valley (22:41), with Pat Hynes, also of Finn Valley (23:10) with Ciaran McBride third in 23:52. The Letterkenny team missed out on team bronze by a few points. The team included Glen Duncan (10th in 25:17), Lee Gildea (18th in 26:38), Charlie O’Donnell (26th in 27:17) John Foley (37th in 28:45) and Brian McBride (47th in 30:33). The race had 49 finishers.Letterkenny AC’s women’s club captain, Niamh McDaid, was the sole representative in the women’s novice race, finishing tenth. This race, which had a field of 25, was won by Lifford AC’s Claire McGuighan.The club had five runners in action in the Armagh 10 mile road race which was won by St Malachy’s AC’s Joe McAllister in 51:01. Kevin Ferry led the black and amber vests home with a solid 57:54 which placed him 15th overall while Paul McGlinchey was also well placed 21st place after clocking 59:37. Other LAC runners among the 311 finishers were Ciaran O’Donnell (63rd in 66:42), Paul McMonagle (67th in 66:56) and Gerard Mullen (92nd in 70:53). Well done to Noreen McGettigan who was fourth in the Donegal masters cross country championships in Castlefinn last Sunday week.Letterkenny Athletic Club, in association with Errigal Cycling Club, are holding a 10K road race this Saturday, October 20th, at 2 pm. The race will see runners going over the Oldtown Bridge, proceeding out the Bomany Road and turning right at New Mills Bridge before heading back into town along the Conwal Road, with the finish on the Danny McDaid Track at Aura. Given that the course is flat, a large field is expected for the first staging of this event. Registrations will be take at Aura from 12.30 pm, entry fee is ten euro, with refreshments and prize-giving at Aura afterwards. LETTERKENNY ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 18th, 2012 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) Tags:Letterkenny AC notes
eircom eFibre….but a service like that in Moville remains a pipe dreamEIRCOM broadband customers in Moville thought they’d lost the plot when they were told their service was performing to plan.Residents have complained and complained, saying their access to the internet had crawled to a halt.But it was only when customers began talking to each other about the problem, they realised the whole town’s network was a ‘disaster’. Eircom is still insisting that its network in Moville is fine.However eight customers contacted Donegal Daily today to complain.“We can’t even get onto the internet, or even send a basic email and when you ring eircom they just say they can’t see any problems with it,” said one frustrated businessman.“No-one is taking the complaints seriously. The connection wasn’t great in the first place but now it’s just a joke. It’s like being back to dial-up,” he said. ANGER IN MOVILLE OVER EIRCOM’S BROADBAND ‘DISASTER’ was last modified: November 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:broadbanddisasterEircommoville
Click here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.SAN JOSE — Sharks forward Patrick Marleau scored the 557th goal of his NHL career in Friday’s afternoon game against the Los Angeles Kings. A short while later, Sharks rookie Noah Gregor scored his first.The Sharks have been looking for more offensive production from a wider array of players recently and found it in a 4-1 win over the Kings in rare matinee game.Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Logan Couture also scored and Martin …