Russell Westbrook revives beef with Utah Jazz fans

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The incident was similar to another outburst from Westbrook in the final of last year’s first round playoff series in Utah.Russell Westbrook explains the verbal altercation he had with Jazz fans during tonight’s game, saying fans told him “to get down on my knees like you used to.” (via @espn_macmahon)— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2019“Here in Utah, man, a lot of disrespectful, vulgar things are said to the players here with these fans,” Westbrook said at the time. “It’s truly disrespectful. Talk about your families, your kids.”The NBA’s worst incident between players and fans took place during a 2004 brawl between Indiana Pacers players and Detroit Piston spectators which resulted in nine players being suspended.The brawl started with 46 seconds left in a game in Detroit and began with Pistons centre Ben Wallace and Pacers forward Ron Artest getting tangled up. A fight broke out between the players.After the fight was broken up, Artest charged into the stands to confront a fan that had thrown a drink at him.That sparked a massive brawl between players and a number of fans that lasted several minutes. Artest ended up with an 86-game suspension and Wallace got six games. Cayetano’s beef with ABS CBN? Unfair air time during 2016 campaign PLAY LIST 02:25Cayetano’s beef with ABS CBN? Unfair air time during 2016 campaign00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Thunder beat Jazz to sweep NBA season series It was unclear from the video what the Jazz hecklers said to initiate the profanity-laced response from Westbrook but the player said he heard a racial slur.Westbrook was not penalized by the game officials in the Thunder’s 98-89 victory in front of a crowd of 18,300 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Westbrook finished with a near triple double, 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook gets into a heated verbal altercation with fans in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Westbrook issued a statement after the game to reporters but declined to answer questions.“The young man and his wife in the stands told me to get down on my knees like you used to,” Westbrook said. “And for me that is completely disrespectful. I think it is racial. It is inappropriate.“There are people that come to the games to say mean disrespectful things about me and my family. For many years I have done all the right things and never done anything to hurt or harm anybody. Never been in any trouble. Never fought a fan.”ADVERTISEMENT Things get heated between Russell Westbrook and Utah Jazz fans again. “I’ll f*ck you up. You and your wife,” he says. Not sure what these fans said to him, but he also had issues with Jazz fans during the postseason.— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) March 12, 2019Russell Westbrook threatened a female fan and her male companion when the Oklahoma City Thunder player got into another heated exchange with Utah spectators during an NBA game on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe confrontation between Westbrook and the Jazz fans was caught on video and posted to social media.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I swear to God. I will fuck you up, you and your wife. I will fuck you up,” Westbrook said. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Cars: Best of the best

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Overall, the top five brands with the fewest defects were all from foreign manufacturers: Porsche, Lexus, Hyundai, Toyota and Jaguar. The quality study’s industry average was 124 problems per 100 vehicles. Five domestic brands finished above the average and seven below it. “This is not a year for setting new records for domestics,” Joe Ivers, Power’s executive director of quality and customer satisfaction research, said. “Ford and GM are able to produce vehicles every bit as good as Toyota. They only do it on some vehicles.” The company’s 2006 Initial Quality Study was expanded with more questions and separated into two categories – design and production quality. The change makes overall comparisons with past years impossible. But Ivers said a parallel survey using the old method found that industrywide quality improved 8 percent. WESTLAKE VILLAGE – New vehicle owners gave manufacturers improved marks for quality last year and for the first time indicated that the looks and functionality of a car or truck are as important as performance, according to a widely watched J.D. Power and Associates study released Wednesday. Foreign cars, as usual, did the best. U.S. cars had their share of successes, but the real star was Hyundai. Brands with the fewest defects and malfunctions include BMW, Chrysler, Hyundai, Lexus, Porsche and Toyota. Brands with the fewest design problems include GMC, Hyundai, Jaguar, Lexus, Nissan and Porsche. The study, in its 20th year, is based on 63,607 responses from consumers who have owned or leased a 2006 car or truck for three months. “We find that because there is so much new technology on the vehicles and the design time is getting so much shorter there continues to be a new crop of problems,” Ivers said. The current survey was the first time Hyundai finished atop the nonpremium nameplates, and it set off a celebration at the company’s North American headquarters in Fountain Valley. A barbecue is planned for today, said spokesman Miles Johnson. The company’s Tucson was the highest ranking compact multiactivity vehicle. The Sonata, Azera, Elantra and Tiburon all also finished among the top three in their classes. “Outperforming incredibly outstanding competitors at their own game for the first time in the same year is a major milestone for Hyundai,” company President and Chief Executive Officer Owen Koh said in a statement. Ivers said other manufacturers have taken notice. “They are definitely in the major leagues now,” he said. He also noted that the company has become a benchmark for quality design. But Lexus and Toyota models continue to dominate, taking 11 of 19 segment awards. Lexus models finished atop each of their categories. And it’s been the top nameplate since 2001. The Lexus LS 430 tied the Porsche Cayenne for fewest problems in the industry. Toyota remains a quality benchmark, too, and earned five model awards. Company spokesman Mike Michels said the new format is welcome. “Power gives us a great amount of texture and detail and it allows all the car manufacturers to really take action,” he said. Of the Big Three domestic automakers, General Motors Corp. made the strongest showing. Its Chevrolet Silverado won for large pickup and the Pontiac Grand Prix won for large car. The Chrysler Town & Country was the top-ranked van and the Ford Ranger won for midsize pickup. GM spokeswoman Janine Fruehan said the company is always striving to do better. “We’re never pleased with our performance. Our goal is to become the industry leader in quality,” she said. “Toyota is clearly a formidable competitor and we know that. … We’re working very hard every day to bring our quality levels up to compete on an even scale with Toyota.” (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Schalke insist Arsenal and Tottenham target is going nowhere this summer

first_img Leon Goretzka in action for Germany 1 Schalke insist that Arsenal and Tottenham target Leon Goretzka will NOT be sold this summer – despite his perilous contract situation.The midfielder is about to enter the final year of his current deal with the German club and is not showing signs that he will pen an extension.As such, it has been suggested that Schalke will cash in on him during the summer window to avoid losing him for nothing in 12 months’ time.Both Arsenal and Tottenham are long-term admirers of the 22-year-old, who can also play at full-back, while Juventus are interested too.But now Schalke’s general manager Christian Heidel has issued a hands-off warning to any club hoping to land him in the coming months.Heidel told Bild: “Leon will not be able to change clubs this summer. He will remain at Schalke beyond this summer.“We have sporting goals, that is why selling him prematurely does not make any sense to us.“I do not want to negotiate with other clubs about Leon Goretzka.”last_img read more


first_imgA Lunchtime Community Carol Service is being held in Trinity Church, beside  the Post Office Main Street, Letterkenny.The service taking place tomorrow, Friday 13th December at 1.15p.m. with carols, readings and a thought for Christmas.So why take a break from work or shopping and come along to join in the celebration and singing. The children of the Ballyraine National School will be performing a piece to put us in the Christmas mood, as well as pieces being read by members of community, business and local interests.This short service will be followed by tea/coffee and the seasonal mince pie.There will be a voluntary retiring collection for St. Vincent de Paul and the Philippines Relief Fund. So come along and catch the spirit of the Christmas season, you will be very welcome.  SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT FOR CHRISTMAS IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 11th, 2013 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:carol serviceletterkennyTrinity Churchlast_img read more

Garda appeal after family’s future home destroyed by fire

first_imgGardaí investigations are continuing into a fire which caused serious damage to a council property just days before a family was due to move in.A malicious fire was started at a home in Treantaghmucklagh, St Johnston sometime between 5pm on Monday 2nd September and 7.50am on Tuesday 3rd September.The house had been allocated to a family and was undergoing renovation in preparation for them moving in. Gardaí have stressed the seriousness of the case, as deliberate fires in unoccupied properties can spread and have serious consequences. Anyone with any information or may have seen anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 Garda appeal after family’s future home destroyed by fire was last modified: September 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:GardaSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Leeds v Brentford line-ups: Bees striker makes debut, Liverpool loanee on bench, Whites unchanged

first_imgBrentford have handed a debut to striker Marco Djuricin in one of two changes at Elland Road.The on-loan Red Bull Salzburg forward replaces Philipp Hofmann, who is among the substitutes, while Alan McCormack comes in for Andy Gogia to beef up midfield.Two more signings, Liverpool loanee Sergi Canos and former Shrewsbury midfielder Ryan Woods, are also on the bench.Leeds are unchanged from the side which won 2-1 at Derby, so Stuart Dallas starts against his former club.Brentford: Button; Colin, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; McCormack, Diagouraga, Kerschbaumer; Vibe, Djuricin, Judge.Subs: Bonham, Hofmann, Woods, O’Connell, Barbet, Udumaga, Canos.Leeds: Silvestri, Berardi, Bamba, Cooper, Taylor; Cook, Adeyemi, Mowatt; Byram, Dallas, Wood.Subs: Turnbull, Wootton, Bellusci, Antenucci, Murphy, Phillips, Doukara..Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Red Bluff opens fall camp Aug. 2

first_imgRed Bluff >> The new era for Red Bluff High football begins next Wednesday, Aug. 2 with a weight room session at 4 p.m. Freshman and junior varsity commence camp at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Spartan Stadium. There is a mandator parent and player meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the stadium, school officials said.Red Bluff football is under new leadership with former Yreka coach Orlyn Culp taking over head coaching duties from Corey Hein. Culp was the Spartans’ defensive coordinator in 2016.The Spartans …last_img read more

Live pro wrestling returns: Rumble in the Redwoods VI kicks off Saturday night

first_imgLive professional wrestling returns to Humboldt County as headliners Boyce LeGrande and Rocket Boy Brett battle for the Pacific North Coast Championship.Rumble in the Redwoods VI kicks off Saturday night at Redwood Acres. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bell set to sound at 7 p.m.Boyce LeGrande, the defending Pacific North Coast champion, will defend his belt against the challenger, Rocket Boy Brett. The two clashed in the main event of last year’s edition of Rumble with LeGrande claiming …last_img read more

Scientific Method Evolves

first_img(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The so-called “scientific method” (if there is such a thing) has undergone dramatic changes throughout history, but there is one constant that can be relied upon: the myth of scientism.Scientism is the belief that the “scientific method” is a disinterested formula that, provided a bias-free scientist follows the steps, is guaranteed to lead to knowledge that progresses toward understanding of nature that invariably improves over time.  Philosophers of science, historians of science and sociologists of science know that this simplistic description is a myth.  On the 50th anniversary of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions this year, and the “Science Wars” that ensued in the decades following its publication in 1962, one would think that scientism went out with logical positivism and vinyl records, but some reporters remain stuck in that groove.  A recent example is found on Live Science, where Robert Roy Britt and and Kim Ann Zimmermann provided a definition straight out of the 1950s:Science is a systematic and logical approach to discovering how things in the universe work. It is derived from the Latin word “scientia,” which translates to knowledge. Unlike the arts, science aims for measurable results through testing and analysis. Science is based on fact, not opinion or preferences. The process of science is designed to challenge ideas through research. It is not meant to prove theories, but rule out alternative explanations until a likely conclusion is reached.This definition, followed by a step-by-step “recipe” for the Scientific Method, reveals none of the complexities of real-world science.  For instance, not all scientists  follow this method, if indeed any do.  Different fields of science use different methods.  It overlooks tacit knowledge, hunches and social pressures that short-circuit the method.  It mentions nothing of the scientific culture or consensus, Kuhn’s paradigms and scientific revolutions.  It conflates scientific discovery with scientific understanding, yet it distinguishes facts from theories as if facts cannot be theory-laden.  It ignores profound differences between operational sciences (which can be replicated) and origins sciences (which cannot, but rely on inference).  And it creates an either-or fallacy that segregates “science” from all other forms of inquiry, some of which are not only just as systematic and logical, but may be even more measurable, reliable, and amenable to knowledge.  Those are just a few of the questions that arise from the Live Science article.Even the article’s ending section, “brief history of science,” overlooks the fact that what was considered “knowledge” in the past is often considered foolishness today.  Almost everything that was believed about the universe, the earth and life back in 1900 has been debunked.  We have no guarantee, therefore, that scientists of the future will not look on today’s “scientific” beliefs as foolishness.  The phrase “now we know” is often the prelude to collapse (for an interesting example from geology, read a quote posted by Uncommon Descent).Britt and Zimmermann also neglected to address how scientific knowledge is manufactured.  There was nothing about peer review, for instance.  Yet even Nature this past week acknowledged that a revolution is underway in peer review with new internet resources that may render traditional print journals obsolete.  On June 12, Richard van Noorden explored some of the radical new initiatives like PeerJ (an outgrowth of the inventors of PLoS ONE) that will allow scientists to pay one price for unlimited online publishing.  Notice his explosive metaphor:PeerJ is just one of a flurry of experiments, encouraged in part by the gathering momentum of open access, that might shape the future of research publishing. “We are seeing a Cambrian explosion of experiments with new publishing models. It’s going to be an interesting period for the next few years,” says Binfield.The metaphor implies no clear connection between the old way and several radical new ways of publication.  This example shows that one aspect of the “scientific method,” peer review, is undergoing a dramatic change before our eyes after decades — even centuries — of standard operating procedure.Another example from Nature confesses  that there may be limits to our understanding.  Climate change certainly looms large in scientific discussions these days.  Just  as the latest global climate change conference is concluding in Rio, Maslin and Austin said in Nature June 14 (486, pp. 183–184, doi:10.1038/486183a) that climate models may have reached their limits:For the fifth major assessment of climate science by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), due to be released next year, climate scientists face a serious public-image problem. The climate models they are now working with, which make use of significant improvements in our understanding of complex climate processes, are likely to produce wider rather than smaller ranges of uncertainty in their predictions. To the public and to policymakers, this will look as though the scientific understanding of climate change is becoming less, rather than more, clear….…. Why do models have a limited capability to predict the future? First of all, they are not reality. This is perhaps an obvious point, but it is regularly ignored. By their very nature, models cannot capture all the factors involved in a natural system, and those that they do capture are often incompletely understood. Science historian Naomi Oreskes of the University of California, San Diego, and her colleagues have argued convincingly that this makes climate models impossible to truly verify or validate. Surprisingly, they stated that ignorance is no reason for inaction:Scientists need to decide how to explain this effect. Above all, the public and policymakers need to be made to understand that climate models may have reached their limit. They must stop waiting for further certainty or persuasion, and simply act.This statement appears to be naked advocacy for political action in spite of scientific understanding.  Regardless of one’s views on human-caused global warming, the quote illustrates powerful influences between politics and science.  It also reveals that scientists, like other fallible human beings, are not necessarily bias-free, but are subject to motivations and collective beliefs.Update 6/19/2012: Pallab Ghosh, writing for the BBC News, reported on the growing trend toward open-access journals on the internet, away from traditional subscription-based journals.  One of the arguments in favor of open access is that if the public is paying for the research, they ought to be able to read about it.  Some scientists are strongly in favor of the movement, seeing it as the democratization of science.  “Critics have argued that commercial publishers have made excessive profits from scientific research that has been paid for from public money,” Ghosh wrote.  “Critics also say that denying access to publicly-funded research is immoral.”  One significant upshot of the trend is that leading journal editors will have less veto power over what gets published, and less control over what kind of research is deemed significant.Don’t ever be fooled into assuming that scientists, and especially science reporters, have been educated out of scientism.  Many scientists never took a philosophy of science course.  Some of them, influenced by their science professors, were trained to distrust philosophers of science.  But the question “What is science?” is not a question of science.  It is a question of philosophy about science.  Scientists therefore, operating within the scientific culture, are the least qualified to answer the question.It’s time to suggest again two Teaching Company lecture series that explore in detail the philosophical issues of the “scientific method.”  Here are links to them.  Take note that the courses periodically go on sale.Kasser, Philosophy of ScienceGoldman, Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know ItNotice that neither professors are friendly to intelligent design; they both accept Darwinian evolution.  But after listening to them explain the many difficulties in verifying even the simplest scientific concepts, and hearing about the welter of contradictory opinions about what science is, and how misguided previous “now we know” claims have been, no reader of Creation-Evolution Headlines should remain vulnerable to the fallacy of scientism.last_img read more

A Texas Sized Mega-Event (and Squirrel)… in Texas

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Editor’s Note: Staff from Geocaching HQ in Seattle are visiting more than 30 Mega-Events around the globe this year to shake hands, share stories and hear what you think is next for geocaching.Geocacher “Dark Star” and Katie meet a new friend at the Mega-Event (okay, it’s a squirrel)By: Katie BarkerIt was my first time traveling to Texas and it definitely lived up to my expectations! Known as the “friendship state”, Texans showed me that geocaching friendship we all know and love the moment I arrived at the Friday Night Meet & Greet in the small town of Bastrop. Geocachers from near and far traveled many miles to attend the weekend’s festivities and I was feeling lucky to spend my time with such a great group of people. Here’s a little re-cap about my weekend in Texas. If you’ve never attended a Mega-Event, here’s what you can expect. I was up bright and early on Saturday on a mission to complete the Lab Caches. Jana Fite, (cybercat) a long time geocacher and event organizer, created a series of 7 Lab Cache locations from the historic district of Bastrop to Smithville highlighting the most interesting businesses in the area. Each location had a unique experience like exploring the largest bronze foundry in the state of Texas or sampling bottled Texas rainwater at Texas Rain. I couldn’t help but giggle when we ended up at Berdoll Pecan Farms where we found a giant squirrel! A big special thanks to TxDiva and Dark Star for showing me around.  Halfway through the Lab Caches I made a quick stop at the Bridge Spittin’ Ceremony! Who knew that spitting over a bridge was a long time tradition in Bastrop? I do now! The kayakers in the river below had to stay back a little ways as the 200+ geocachers leaned over to spit all at the same time. It was an experience I will never forget to say the least.PPanther and grumpoldtexan at the CITO SharePrint RelatedFinding friends at Belgium Mega-EventSeptember 17, 2019In “Community”A S*W*A*G Filled Mega-EventMarch 11, 2014In “Community”Mid-West Geo-Bash 2013 — One Geocaching HQ staffer’s journey into Area 51August 5, 2013In “ Videos”center_img I headed back to the 12th Annual Texas Challenge after lunch to watch the challengers come racing in with their completed score cards. The competition was fierce and I must congratulate North Texas on taking home the win! I also got to meet Jenny Mills, the host of the Birthplace of Texas GeoTour. (Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try any Blue Bell ice-cream, next time!) I was overwhelmed with joy from all the compliments and positive feedback geocachers gave about the GeoTour. Keep up the good work in Washington County. The weekend was packed with fun activities, but it wouldn’t be complete without a quick Texas Challenge CITO on Sunday along the Colorado River before heading to the airport (with a stop at Buc-ee’s, of course). Thanks to all the organizers for hosting a great fun-filled geocaching experience.My favorite part of the weekend was hearing everyone’s stories, from PPanther’s prank (check out her profile page, it’s quite impressive) to the 254 county challenge. Thanks for making me feel at home Texas geocachers!12th Annual Texas Challengelast_img read more