J.J. Redick believes Jamal Crawford will break out of his shooting slump

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Yeah, I mean, I do feel for him,” Redick said. “Everybody goes through slumps, mini slumps, bad-shooting nights. It happens. He’s a guy who’s a shot-maker, so I expect him to bounce back.”Redick had some advice for Crawford, who averaged 18.6 points during the season.“I think you take the shots within the concept of what the team’s trying to do,” Redick said. “And if he does that and they’re good shots, he’s going to make them and he’ll get things turned around.”Jordan third in defensive votingAlthough Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t agree with it, center DeAndre Jordan finished third in voting for the Defensive Player of the Year award, the NBA announced Monday. Joakim Noah of the Bulls was first with 555 points and 100 out of a possible 125 first-place votes, Roy Hibbert of Indiana was second with 166 points and eight first-place votes, with Jordan getting 121 points and eight first-place votes.“I thought he should have won,” Rivers said.A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters were the voters.Rivers was asked ahead of Monday’s tip-off how much better Jordan got as the season progressed.“Well, just tremendous, but he started out pretty good, I will say that,” Rivers said. “The other night (in Game 1) you saw it, how effective he can be. I just think that as the year goes on you get more and more comfortable doing it.“And then playing your role and buying into it. I think he realized there is a lot of success you can have with that. I also think he realizes how much of an impact he has on our team. He’s important.”Jordan averaged a league-high 13.6 rebounds. He was third in blocks with a 2.48 average. He had 11 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in the Clippers’ loss on Saturday.Paul: hamstring OKClippers guard Chris Paul described his right hamstring that he injured in the Clippers’ Game 1 loss on Saturday as “OK” after receiving treatment. But how much concern does Rivers have?“I don’t know,” Rivers said. “I don’t talk about that.”Meanwhile, Rivers conceded that Redick hasn’t fully recovered from a bulging disk in his back, an injury that sidelined him for 25 games this season.“He’s feeling better than what he did, but there’s going to be no 100 percent for him this year, “ Rivers said. “We’re prepared for it if he has to miss a game.”Rivers conceded Redick, who returned on April 3, “was close” to sitting out the rest of the season.“I was getting myself comfortable with that idea,” Rivers said. “Then all of a sudden, he decided, ‘I’m going to go play. If we have to do something this summer, we’ll do something this summer. But I’m going to play.’”center_img Before Saturday’s series opener against the Golden State Warriors, Clippers coach Doc Rivers talked about how imperative it is that super sixth-man Jamal Crawford finds his shooting stroke.Crawford, who has missed several games over the past seven weeks because of a strained left calf muscle, then went out and made just 2 of 11 shots from the field in the Clippers’ 109-105 loss to the Warriors.In his final three games of the regular season, Crawford shot 3 of 8, 3 of 9 and 10 of 25. Which means he is in a bonafide shooting slump.As a prolific shooter in his own right, guard J.J. Redick knows what Crawford is going through.last_img read more

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Red Luncheon to Benefit County Historical Association

first_imgRUMSON – The annual Red – A Girlfriends’ Luncheon to benefit Monmouth County Historical Association will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Rumson Country Club.A sold-out event last year, more than 200 women are expected to attend and enjoy lunch, boutique shopping, chance raffles and a display of porcelain teapots from the museum’s collection.“Now more than ever history matters. What better way to celebrate the friendships you value while supporting an important cause Monmouth County Historical Associa­tion,” said event chair Lynn Spector.A “chocolate chance” raffle will offer three chances to win and will add to the fun. Boutique vendors will offer a range of items from jewelry to pajamas to furs. Vendors include: Emily Faith Collection from California, Faye Kim Designs, Reilly & Me, Rugs by Anita, Sequin, Simply Fabulous Accessories, Sugs Jewelry, The Vanderbilt Gallery, The Veranda, Winters Furs, and more.Red also features a silent auction with donations from each vendor plus additional packages from local and New York City businesses.Tickets are available by calling the office at 732-462-1466 or online at www.monmouth history.org.last_img read more

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Ready, set, Golf

first_imgThe driving range at Granite Pointe is also open.”All 18 holes are open and ready to play,” said Granite Pointe spokesperson Barry Auliffe.Auliffe said the course looks in great shape with power carts available for golfers.On the North Shore, Balfour Golf and Country Club opens for full operations Friday, April 1.Club professional Craig Wilkinson said the course looks in fine shape and ready for golfers to take aim at the greens.Other courses already opened for the season include Birchbank in Trail, Christina Lake and Creston. Castlegar is also ready this weekend start the season. Granite Pointe at Nelson has joined many other courses in the region to announce opening for the 2016 golf season.Thursday, the Rosemont-based course kicked off the season with opening of all 18-holes.last_img read more

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Bertrand linked with North East move as Blues are said to want Rovers man

first_imgSunderland are interested in signing Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea, who are competing with Newcastle for Blackburn left-back Martin Olsson, according to reports.The People claim that Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill has been tracking Bertrand, whose first-team chances have been limited by Ashley Cole.And the Sunday Mirror suggest that Olsson, who has been linked with Newcastle, has been identified by Chelsea as Cole’s long-term replacement.Chelsea are said to be willing to spend £7m on the Swede, who has been tipped to leave Blackburn following their relegation.Real Madrid have again been linked with Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, with The Sun on Sunday suggesting the Spanish club will bid £15m for him.The People also say Atletico Madrid’s Colombian striker Falcao is now Chelsea’s top transfer target and that Everton will try to sign Jamie Mackie if QPR are relegated today.Mackie is said to be seen as ideal for David Moyes’ style of play, with the Goodison Park boss considering a move for the Scotland international.Click here for the Chelsea v Blackburn quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Another Dead Sea Scroll Fragment Discovered

first_img“A secretive encounter with a Bedouin in a desert valley” has produced a fragment of the Bible transcribed nearly two millennia ago, reported MSNBC News.  The fragment, a portion of Leviticus on parchment, was found near the Dead Sea, and “has given rise to hope that the Judean Desert may yield more treasures.”  The artifact dates from the period of the Bar Kochba revolt in the second century of the Roman Empire.  This is the first discovery of its kind since the 1960s.  The archaeologist reluctantly paid a Bedouin for the fragment for fear it would otherwise be lost.The land of the Bible remains a buried treasure.  Only a small percentage of potential sites have been explored, and only a small fraction of artifacts have been uncovered.  Each fragment found in this politically-troubled land has enormous potential to shed light on the greatest story ever told.(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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NAB 2017: GoPro Announces VR Camera with 5.2K Resolution

first_imgGoPro’s new Fusion spherical camera records VR video at an impressive 5.2K resolution.All images via GoPro.Oh, GoPro, what will you come out with next to stay relevant? The brand’s latest NAB announcement features their new “Fusion” camera, which boasts 5.2K resolution at 30FPS. The camera also records both non-VR video and takes photos as well, making it an across-the-board offering that should have a little something for everyone.Here’s GoPro founder/CEO, Nicholas Woodman’s take on the new camera from the GoPro Press Release.“Fusion is just that, the ability to capture every angle simultaneously … as though you had six GoPro cameras fused into one. Whether filming for VR or traditional fixed-perspective content, Fusion represents the state-of-the-art in versatile spherical capture.”A Fully Immersive VR ExperienceFusion’s 5.2K resolution works with a new OverCapture program to allow users to create non-VR video and photos out of their full VR recordings. This allows for more flexibility in 360-coverage, which you can “punch out” into traditional, HD-quality formats.Here’s Abhimanyu Ghoshal’s take from over at The Next Web on the feature:This lets you record in all directions and then choose the composition and angle you want for your shot during post-production, thus granting you more creative freedom when creating fixed-perspective video and high-quality still images.Pilot ProgramTo coincide with the new camera’s limited commercial release toward the end of 2017, GoPro will be working with some lucky select “pilot partners” — which includes brands, agencies, and general content professionals — to give feedback and produce content with the Fusion. You can apply for the program here.No word on pricing or exact launch date yet, but you can follow the news at GoPro’s site here.Are you excited for GoPro’s newest VR offering? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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Control Expressions in Adobe After Effects with Sliders

first_imgStep 1 — Use Null ObjectsFor the first step, I will create two null objects. These layers will give me control over my expression. So why did I create two? Well, if you take a closer look at the wiggle expression, you’ll notice two attributes: frequency and amplitude. I want to control both of these individually. To achieve this, I’ll create two null objects and rename them Amplitude and Frequency. Next, I’ll add a slider control to each null object by selecting Effect > Expression Controls > Slider Control.Step 2 — Parent the AttributesThis is the most important step, wherein you give control of the expression over to the slider in the null object layer. It’s easy to mess this part up and suddenly be confused as to why your effect isn’t working. The key is to parent the specific attribute and not the entire expression. To do this, go into the expression text box and highlight the amplitude, and then drag the expression’s pick whip to the slider control of the Amplitude null object layer. Now the slider is in control of the amplitude. Take note of the text added to the expression. Now, I’ll simply repeat this step for the frequency attribute.Step 3 — Add KeyframesNow that my amplitude and frequency are parented, it’s time to bring the effect to life. Again, my client wants to create an animated GIF version that animates from no movement to fast jitter and back again. I can do this by adjusting the frequency to a set amount and then keyframing the amplitude. For the amplitude null object layer, I’ll bring the slider to 0 and add a keyframe at the beginning and end. Then I will go to the middle and bring the slider up to 50. Now the wiggle expression is animated. The keyframes at the beginning and end will make the animated GIF loop seamlessly. And voilà: animated GIF. Take your animations to the next level, and save time with slider controls for your expressions in After Effects.I’m currently working on a very basic motion graphics project. The project is simple: a coffee mug with text that reads too much coffee. I have a wiggle expression applied to the word coffee, giving it a jittery and over-caffeinated look. The client is happy with the look; however, they need an animated GIF version for use on a website. For the GIF, they’ve requested that the wiggle effect animate in and out, from no movement to full wiggle, and then back again. Let’s take a look at how you can accomplish this without setting aside a week of time to learn a bunch of expression language. Looking for more After Effects tips? Check out these articles.How to Perfectly Position Assets in Adobe After EffectsHow to Quickly Retouch Skin in Adobe After EffectsCreate A Cracked Phone Screen Effect in After EffectsCreate and Animate the Facebook UI in Adobe After EffectsCreate and Animate the YouTube UI in Adobe After Effectslast_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool defender Van Dijk: My Alisson wind-up after Man Utd win

first_imgLiverpool defender Van Dijk: My Alisson wind-up after Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he enjoyed a dig at Alisson after victory over Manchester United.Such is the strength of spirit in the dressing room, Van Dijk felt comfortable jokingly admonishing the Brazil international afterwards.”I said to him “We have no clean sheet because of you!” No, I made a joke out of it. He’s been fantastic for us,” he said.”It happens, everyone makes mistakes. Maybe I didn’t react as well as maybe I could have. It happens sometimes.”It’s how we react and he did brilliantly in the second half. He didn’t get nervous. We had to all bounce back and we did. I said to him, ‘Just keep going, keep your head up and we’ll be fine.'” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Clemson Football Tweets Hype Vine For Notre Dame Game Featuring Drake And Future’s “Big Rings”

first_imgQuarterback Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The No. 12 Clemson Tigers host No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday night in Death Valley. It promises to be a raucous environment for a crucial match-up for both team’s prospective College Football Playoff hopes. Clemson tweeted out a hype vine earlier this afternoon featuring quarterback DeShaun Watson and other Tigers donning headphones while lines from Drake and Future’s song “Big Rings” play in the background. The lyrics that are heard –“What a time, to be alive/You and yours, vs. me and mine”–are appropriate for the upcoming showdown.What a time to be alive… What a time to be a Tiger. #NDvsCLEM #ALLIN  #Clemson https://t.co/mu4rnARHAG— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 28, 2015 This game is shaping up to be a good one. The Tigers and Fighting Irish square off at 8 PM EST on ABC Saturday night.last_img read more

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Mother speaks out after two charged in grisly death

first_imgAPTN National NewsOne of two teenage girls charged with manslaughter in the death of a First Nation woman has appeared in court.RCMP charged two teenagers yesterday in connection with the death of Roberta McIvor this week.Her body was discovered decapitated on the side of the road on the Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba.A police investigation revealed that McIvor’s car had been stolen from a yard on the reserve.McIvor had been sleeping in the vehicle at the time.The two girls removed her from the car and drove away.McIvor was fatally injured as the car left the scene.Her mother Cindy Rubio says the pain of losing her daughter is still very real.last_img

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