Warriors report: DeMarcus Cousins to practice again with Santa Cruz

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND — Just as the doors to the Warriors’ practice facility opened, the general public saw a view of what makes DeMarcus Cousins so dominant.As part of his ongoing recovery with his left Achilles tendon, Cousins matched up with Kevin Durant along the post. When Durant drove …last_img

Claim My Name Offers Vanity URLs Across Multiple Sites

first_imgAs proven by last month’s Facebook Vanity URL rush, there’s value in personal domain names. As an answer to brand protection across multiple networks, DandyID is launching ClaimMyName at around 3pm this afternoon. The site allows users to register their custom URLs across hundreds of social networking and social media sites for a fee. And the service certainly doesn’t come cheap to individuals. The 20 domain starter pack costs $80 and the 300 domain pro pack is $699. Then again, when has security ever been sold at cut rate prices? Essentially this is a seemingly easy way for companies and individuals to mitigate risk; however, when there is no verification process to keep out squatters, the system can definitely backfire. ClaimMyName works under the assumption that only you would be willing to buy your own domain name. While it seems like a high price tag for individuals, $699 is relatively cheap for a major corporation to buy hundreds of domains bearing its own name or competitor’s name. In fact, at a time when world news travels fastest by Twitter, and elections are financed via Facebook, $699 is an absolute drop in the bucket for politicos. Oh you don’t think anyone would stoop to squat on the domains of key opposition figures? Look at the facts. The National Arbitration Forum denied former US President Bill Clinton’s cybersquatting complaint against Joseph Culligan who has been redirecting williamclinton.com, williamjclinton.com and presidentbillclinton.com to the Republican National Committee’s website.The National Arbitration Forum is one of the ICANN’s selected resolutions providers under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. This piece of legislation deals directly with international domain names and cyber squatting. And because the group did not see “evidence of bad faith” in Culligan’s usage of the domains, Clinton is left in a lurch. While this isn’t surprising to see someone lose the battle for a domain, it is surprising to see someone lose the battle for a domain that is being used in such a obviously misleading manner. While I feel for the former president, campaign strategists and business pundits have been warning us to register our chosen domains for years. Perhaps Clinton should’ve simply known better. Just look at the strange nomenclature of a ton of Web 2.0 companies. Do you really think Flickr’s first domain choice dropped the “e”? Good domains are few and far between. It appears that with the Facebook Vanity rush, the subsequent creation of the Personal URL Facebook App and now the launch of ClaimMyName, individuals and companies are thinking about their online legacies. While critics in the Open ID camp certainly have their fair share of issues with domain grabs on 3rd party sites, I’ve got a personal branding reason to avoid mass registering 3rd party domains. If you’re just a normal person without any enemies, and you stake a profile without any intent to use it, you’re really just a useless parasite in an otherwise vibrant community. When you don’t even want to introduce yourself, but you lay claim to your namesake, you’re branding yourself as both lazy and paranoid. That being said, if you’ve truly got to protect your brand, or you’re the type of person that will attempt to produce great content across multiple sites, then by all means pay DandyID the money and put your best face forward. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup kicks off: Amitabh Bachchan, SRK ecstatic

first_imgFrom megastar Amitabh Bachchan to superstar Shah Rukh Khan – the Hindi film fraternity is glued to their TV sets to catch the excitement of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.After the grand opening ceremony Thursday at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Group A game between Brazil and Croatia began.Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull in the FIFA 2014 official songCelebs took to Twitter to share their excitement about the matches. Here’s what they have to say:Shah Rukh: “And on the most exciting note. I am completely over the moon with FIFA starting. TV glue ready!!!”Mini Mathur: “Chilled room, Pot of Green tea, Pyjamas, Brazilian team scarf, Tata sky in the rain.”Nikhil Advani: “All set to watch the beautiful game. #FifaWorldCup #Brazil.”Ronnie Screwvala: “It is testament to the sport of football that despite such massive clouds on integrity – we are all excited for the World Cup. No other sport can unite the world at a global level than Football. So much untapped potential for social good.”Amitabh Bachchan: “FIFA pre nuptials on now on Sony Six .. what a fantastic run up.. glued, hued and spewed.. tonight is late night delight!! FIFA opening! Been glued to TV since long and shall see the first game too.. ! Me with Brazil ball !!”Bipasha Basu: “Watching #WorldsCup with #CocaCola. Where are you?”Kunal Kohli: “@SrBachchan so true sir. Totally hooked to the super moments they’re showing now.”Salman Khan: “#WorldsCup dekhne ka kya plan hai?”Chitrangda Singh [email protected] 2h Heyyy! Fiffffa! Cheeerss to the madness :))advertisementJohn Abraham: “aTime to grab your favorite jersey, football biggest party starts tonight. #Worldcup is here! #CafeRio only on @SonySIX”Ayushmann Khurrana: “It’s game day, it doesn’t get bigger than this #WorldsCup.”last_img read more

Without Kyrie Irving, Celtics beat 76ers again

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Playing without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who sprained his right knee Saturday night, the Celtics beat the Sixers for the third straight meeting this season after defeating them in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season.“Against a very quality opponent was big, especially on the road without Kyrie, it was huge,” Hayward said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJoel Embiid had 23 points and 14 rebounds and Jimmy Butler scored 22 for Philadelphia.Hayward’s 3 from the corner put Boston up 105-103 and Marcus Smart added a free throw. The Sixers had a chance to tie when Jimmy Butler went to the line for three free throws but he missed two. After a turnover, Embiid lost the ball with under a minute left. Smart then blew past Ben Simmons for a dunk to extend the lead to 108-104 with 24 seconds left. Butler made a driving layup and a free throw to cut it to 108-107. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ “We understood Philly’s been playing at a high level,” Horford said. “We had disappointing losses at home. I felt like our backs were against the wall, so we all needed to come out and set the tone and we did that.”After trailing for nearly the entire first half, the Sixers opened the third quarter on a 9-0 run to take a 55-52 lead. JJ Redick’s 3-pointer capped the run. Minutes later, Simmons thrilled the crowd by driving around Tatum and throwing down a thunderous right-handed jam. But Tatum answered at the opposite end with a spin move around Embiid and dunk over Simmons.NO TAMPERINGThe NBA said Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not break any league tampering rules when he spoke about possibly working with Simmons in the offseason. The investigation was initiated after it was revealed Sunday that Simmons wanted to meet with Johnson to talk about the art of being an elite point guard. Johnson complimented Simmons publicly on Sunday. Sixers GM Elton Brand said Monday he already told Simmons he wouldn’t allow it.TIP-INSCeltics: Improved to 14-13 on the road. … Horford was 6 for 23 from beyond the arc over his last 10 games before making 3 of 5. … Morris had 17 points.76ers: Fell to 23-7 at home. … Embiid was 9 of 22, including 2 of 8 from 3-point range. … Harris was 0 for 6 beyond the arc.UP NEXTCeltics: Host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.76ers: Visit the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum goes up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court.Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics continued their dominance over the Sixers.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants After Horford sank two free throws, Tobias Harris missed a 3 and Embiid put it back in with only 2.4 seconds left. Butler couldn’t get a desperation 3 off in time before the buzzer sounded as the Sixers dropped their first game in three since acquiring Harris in a flurry of moves last week.“This is a new team,” Simmons said. “There are things we’re going to work on, things we need to get better at, but it’s a good test for us to see where we’re at with this new team. But I’m excited with everyone we have and to see how far we can go.”The Celtics answered the call in their first game since Marcus Morris questioned the team’s toughness after they surrendered leads of 28 points to the Clippers and 18 points to the Lakers on their home court.“Good teams have clunkers, but good teams respond to those with the right effort and approach,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.Both teams are tied for the fourth spot in the East with a 36-21 record.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes No. 2 Duke rallies from 23 down, beats No. 16 Louisville SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

Jets’ Season On The Brink

first_imgNEW YORK — The coach is blaming himself, the quarterback situation is a mess and the defense suddenly can’t stop anyone.The New York Jets are 1-4, on a four-game skid and facing a season on the verge of spiraling out of control.Oh, and up next: Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. After that? Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Both in a span of five days.“Well, those are two guys and two teams that, obviously, you’d much rather face somebody else,” coach Rex Ryan said. “But, the fact that they are here and they are up, we better get better in a hurry. I think our team needs to make huge strides, huge improvements to see if we are up for this challenge.”The season depends on it.And maybe for Ryan, so does his job. Perhaps for quarterback Geno Smith, too.“We’re not dead in the water,” Smith said. “We’ve still got a bunch of games left that we’ve got to go out there and play, and I feel confident in the guys that we can turn this thing around. But it’s going to take a good effort.“I think we’ve got the guys to do it.”But is Smith one of them?The second-year quarterback is off to another rough start with six interceptions and two lost fumbles in five games. He has already been benched once for Michael Vick, sitting the entire second half of an Oct. 5 31-0 drubbing in San Diego.But Ryan announced after the game that he’s sticking with Smith against the Broncos — despite calls for Vick to get a full game to see if he can spark a struggling offense.“I think Geno will make some improvements,” Ryan said. “I think one of the improvements he needs to make, I think he needs to get back to using his legs.”The Jets are taking a long, hard look at Smith, their second-round draft pick last year, to determine whether he’s the answer at quarterback or just another in a long line of would-be franchise quarterbacks who couldn’t cut it.Smith is coming off a miserable week in which he was fined $12,000 by the NFL for shouting an expletive at a fan after a game, bristling at suggestions that the Jets could be better off with Vick under center — and missing a meeting while going to a movie the night before the game against the Chargers because he mixed up times.Then came the benching that some believed was inevitable since the day the Jets signed Vick in March. But Vick didn’t perform much better than Smith, so he’ll be back on the sideline while Smith starts.“That’s our quarterback and we’re going to stick with him,” linebacker Calvin Pace said of Smith. “I think he’ll have some good days moving forward.”Smith isn’t the only one who badly needs some of those.As of Oct. 6th, the Jets ranked tied for fifth in the NFL with 42 penalties — including 11 for 89 yards against the Chargers. They also had 11 in the season opener against Oakland, New York’s only victory.“Those are some of the things that are just mind-boggling,” center Nick Mangold said. “It’s just a lack of focus and concentration.”Linebacker Demario Davis was critical after the game, saying that the team as a whole needs to do a better job of preparing during the week and “we’re not practicing like a championship football team.”Struggles in the red zone, on third down and in the passing game have also been glaring issues for the offense. So has the mediocre play of the defense, which has been disappointing despite being ranked No. 5 overall, based on yardage allowed.The secondary has been a problem all season, particularly with the cornerback situation unsettled. The Jets have also given up five touchdown drives of 90 or more yards, including three against the Chargers.“I know this kind of sounds like a broken record, but we have to find a way to get better,” Ryan said. “That’s an obvious statement, but it’s true.”Ryan says he needs to be better coaching. But his roster is one that many believe General Manager John Idzik didn’t adequately stock in the offseason despite the Jets being more than $20 million under the salary cap.Furious finger pointing could come with another loss or two, along with whispers about a dividing locker room. Ryan and the players insist that won’t happen. Pace thinks he knows the best way to prevent it.“Don’t listen to you guys,” he said, referring to the media. “That’s what it is: Don’t listen to you guys. At this point in time, only the people in the locker room matter. The media, the fans, they’re not contributing to what’s going on right now.“We’ve got to fix this. I know we will.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more