Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter The Daytime Emmy® Awards will be held on April 30. The 2017 Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence gala will take place on May 31.The complete list of nominations is below. All nominated programs can be viewed on demand at tvokids.com and on the TVOKids YouTube channel. mPower is available to educators at tvo.org/mPower.Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence nominationsHi Opie! (Opie’s Ladybug Friend) –Best Program, Live Action, Ages 3–5PAW Patrol (Tracker Joins the Pups!) –Best Program, Animation, Ages 3–5Annedroids (The Mother of Invention) – Best Program, Live Action, Ages 6–9Odd Squad: The Movie – Best Program, Live Action, Ages 6–9The Mystery Files (The Mystery of the Underground Railroad) – Best Program, Live Action, Ages 6–9Wild Kratts, Season 4 (Pangolin Rescue) –Best Program, Animation, Ages 6–9Giver (Amherstberg Sports Park) – Best Program, Live Action, Ages 9 +mathXplosion – Best Original Digital ContentmPower – Best Original Interactive ContentScience Max Interactive – Best Original Interactive ContentLook Kool Online –Best Cross-platform Interactive ContentOpie’s Playground –Best Cross-platform Interactive ContentDaytime Emmy® nominationsDino Dan: Trek’s AdventuresOutstanding Pre-School Children’s SeriesOutstanding Directing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program TORONTO, March 30, 2017 – TVO’s leadership in digital learning was further recognized last week with 12 nominations for the 2017 Youth Media Alliance (YMA) Awards of Excellence, and a record-setting 23 nominations for the Daytime Emmy® Awards – the most TVO has ever earned for its children’s content by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.Among the nominations was an important recognition by the YMA for TVO mPower in the category of Best Original Interactive Content. mPower is a new, creative online game that helps build foundational K-6 math skills for students in the classroom. All of TVO’s nominations serve as a strong acknowledgement of TVOKids’ exciting and innovative kids content that reflects the Ontario school curriculum.“TVO is incredibly proud of this recognition of our leadership in creating a better world through the power of learning,” says Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer. “We are harnessing technology to reinvent learning in the 21st century with innovative digital media like mPower. Our multiple nominations affirm the excellence, creativity and hard work of TVO – and our production partners – in developing programs and interactive experiences that set kids up for success in school and in life.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment FacebookTwitterYouTube iTunesGoogle PlayBlackBerry WorldBell Mobile TV On air:Cable ch. 2 (may vary in some areas)Rogers channel 2Bell Fibe TV HD 1209Bell Fibe TV SD 209Bell TV 265Shaw Direct HD 39Shaw Direct SD 353 Odd SquadOutstanding Children’s or Family Viewing SeriesOutstanding Interactive – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or SeriesOutstanding Performer in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program (Isaac Kargten as Otis; Jack McBrayer as Weird Tom)Outstanding Writing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing ProgramOutstanding Writing Special ClassOutstanding Directing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing ProgramOutstanding Main Title and Graphic DesignOutstanding Single Camera EditingOutstanding Sound Mixing – Live ActionOutstanding Sound Editing – Live ActionOutstanding Costume Design/StylingOutstanding HairstylingOutstanding Makeup AnnedroidsOutstanding Children’s or Family Viewing SeriesOutstanding Performer in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program (Adrianna Di Liello as Shania; Addison Holley as Anne)Outstanding Writing in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing ProgramOutstanding Sound Mixing – Live ActionOutstanding Sound Editing – Live Action Advertisement Advertisement Online:tvo.orgtvokids.comtvo.org/ilc About TVOAs the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.Where to find TVO Facebook Odd Squad: The MovieOutstanding Directing Special Class
New Delhi: A video of ace table tennis player Manika Batra urging citizens to cast their vote has been sent to the Election Commission Of India for approval before it is played in cinema halls, malls and other public places, officials said Monday. The office of the CEO had chosen the Commonwealth Games medallist as an ambassador for spreading voting awareness. “The video message has been sent to the Election Commission Of India for approval. After which, the message will be played in cinema halls, malls and other public places,” an official said. Cricketer Rishabh Pant, who is another brand ambassador of the CEO, has also recorded an awareness video which is currently in the editing phase and will be sent to the Election Commission soon. CEO of Delhi Ranbir Singh Monday said returning officers have been directed to ensure voter awareness activities are carried out.
OTTAWA – Ontario will align itself with California to fight for climate change following President Donald Trump’s decision to re-examine fuel efficiency regulations in the auto sector, the province’s environment ministry says.Ontario wants to join a joint Quebec-California cap-and-trade program next year, and is vowing to continue co-operation at the “state level” on climate change initiatives, Gary Wheeler, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Environment said Thursday in an emailed statement.“On matters of mutual interest and environmental significance, Ontario will continue to build relationships with our partners at the state-level. This includes our work with California through the Western Climate Initiative, and the intent to link our cap-and-trade program in 2018,” said Wheeler.“It’s so important for all jurisdictions, including Ontario, California and Quebec, to work together in the fight against climate change.”Trump’s intention, announced Wednesday, to take a fresh look at federal regulations covering the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks was widely viewed as a move against Obama-era environmental measures. Trump views the regulations as an impediment to economic growth.California, the largest economy in the United States, said it would join a legal challenge to fight proposed changes to the regulations.“President Trump’s decision today to weaken emission standards in cars is an unconscionable gift to polluters. Once again, you’ve put the interests of big oil ahead of clean air and politics ahead of science,” California Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday.The head of Canada’s largest private-sector union said Thursday he would fight any attempt to roll back environmentally friendly regulations in the auto industry following Trump’s announcement.Jerry Dias, the president of Unifor, which includes Canadian auto workers, called Trump a “climate change denier” who has no hope of rolling back Obama-era regulations on the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks.“I can’t figure out where his head is at. The world is going one way and he’s going another way,” Dias said in an interview.“We really need to find a way to strike a balance because we’re obviously going to have to have a major conversation with the auto companies because the auto companies are celebrating.”Trump faces major hurdles in implementing the changes because altering the regulations would require widespread consultations that could take years, said Dias.“When you try to change those types of regulations, it’s like trying to turn around a tanker in a canal.”Unlike Trump’s executive orders on immigration, his decision to re-examine the auto emissions regulations is subject to a long timeline.The Environmental Protection Agency would have to decide by April 2018 whether the standards set for the years 2022-2025 are appropriate.Green Party Leader Elizabeth May agreed that Trump faces a long battle that will involve legally-mandated periods of consultation. She also said it makes sense for Ontario and California to join forces.“With the state of California sticking to their guns that’s a population and economy the equivalent of Canada,” May said Thursday.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was in Washington on Thursday for her first meeting with Scott Pruitt, Trump’s new EPA administrator.Pruitt has called the emissions standards “costly for automakers and the American people.” He has promised a “thorough review” that would “help ensure this national program is good for consumers and good for the environment.”McKenna’s office played down any possible discussion of the fuel efficiency review prior to the meeting.Spokeswoman Caitlin Workman said the minister planned to raise “a variety of issues of importance to Canada,” including Great Lakes protection and the economic opportunities around cleaner, low-emission growth.“Fuel economy standards support innovation, keep our air clean and save money at the pump — all things Canadians want,” Workman said. “The U.S. just announced the beginning of the process, so we will monitor developments … with a view to doing the right thing for Canadian consumers and producers.” With files from the Associated Press
This conference was attended by over 200 delegates and experts from all over the world. Ambassdor Ravinatha Aryasinha, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and Mrs. Champika Malalgoda, Executive Director, Research and Policy Advocacy Department of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka represented Sri Lanka at this meeting.Ambassador Kumararatne, previously led the Asian Group of developing countries at WTO (the largest Group of Countries in the WTO) as Chair-person for 2016. Prior to taking his new assignment as Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the WTO, Ambassador Kumararatne has served as Director General of Commerce of the Department of Commerce. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) R D S Kumararatne has been unanimously elected to chair the Fifth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) key annual meeting the “High-level International Investment Agreements Conference on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity – building and Sustainable Development” that is being held in Geneva from 09 – 11 October 2017. The meeting is devoted to discuss reforms of international investment agreements.As the Chair, Ambassador Kumararatne in his opening remarks highlighted the current financial gap of US Dollar 2.5 Trillion in meeting the sustainable development goals for developing countries and therefore the need for the best possible policies at national and international levels that can attract and channel investment to the countries, areas and vulnerable groups that are most in need of such investments. While appreciating the key role played by UNCTAD in taking up the discussions on international investment policies on sustainable development, Ambassador Kumararatne stated that the high level conference could be another milestone in the global policy debate on investment for sustainable development. The international dimension is, for many countries, a key component as there is a need for foreign investment to complement scarce domestic resources in many countries.
Nearly 200 Lutheran youth have gathered at Brock this week for the Higher Things Lutheran youth conference, running today through Friday at the Concordia Lutheran Seminary.This marks the first time the annual conference, which has attracted young people Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and several U.S. states, has been held in Canada.Conference attendees will be staying on campus in the DeCew Residence.The conference’s theme, TWELVE, focuses on biblical themes for the number 12. Daily activities include multiple worship services and plenary and breakaway teaching sessions. Breakaway sessions will explore topics ranging from creation and stem cell research to social media and vocations.Higher Things is a recognized service organization of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod that assists parents, congregations, and pastors in cultivating and promoting a Lutheran identity among youth.
LONDON — British opposition lawmakers are reacting with fury to reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will seek a suspension of Parliament to hamper efforts to quash a no-deal Brexit.The BBC reported that Johnson will use the Queen’s Speech — normally a formality that outlines the legislative agenda — to suspend Parliament. The decision to hold the speech on Oct. 14 will be made later today.The timing means that lawmakers would be unlikely to have enough time to pass laws blocking the U.K.’s exit from the European Union without a negotiated deal.Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “So it seems that Boris Johnson may actually be about to shut down Parliament to force through a no deal Brexit. Unless MPs come together to stop him next week, today will go down in history as a dark one indeed for UK democracy.”The Associated Press
TULSA, Okla. – Documents from the development authority in Tulsa, Oklahoma, show that the Hanson brothers are involved in the redevelopment of a building in the Brady Arts District.Hanson is a musical group from Tulsa made up of brothers Taylor, Zac and Isaac. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2dAQLq2 ) reports that the proposed redevelopment includes a brewery, studio and office space.The documents show the Tulsa Development Authority agreed to give a low-interest, $2 million loan to the listed developer for the project. TDA executive director O.C. Walker said the development agreement is with Mayfield LLC.Multiple privacy stipulations bind the development authority from immediately sharing details of the project despite the use of public funds, according to the documents.The Hanson brothers said in a statement that they have always invested in Tulsa, and their goal is to bring attention and commerce to the city.“We’re excited to further our development efforts,” they said in the statement. “Next year is Hanson’s 25th anniversary, and we look forward to a world tour, releasing new music, and the continued expansion of our beer business.”The agreement stipulates that Walker Hanson, the trio’s father, is the contact for any inquiries regarding the development.___Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com Documents show Hanson part of Tulsa, Oklahoma, redevelopment by The Associated Press Posted Sep 30, 2016 9:13 am MDT Last Updated Sep 30, 2016 at 10:22 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
“Mr. Diaoune was a trusted United Nations partner and a tireless advocate for the construction of peace, democracy and human rights in Guinea,” said a statement issued today by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.The statement said the Secretary-General welcomed the Guinean Government’s announcement of a full investigation into Mr. Diaoune’s death and offered his sincere condolences to Mr. Diaoune’s family.
With a new website, the ability to make online purchases, and a rental program, Brock University students have more options to buy and sell back textbooks.“We’re looking to be convenient, competitive and customer friendly,” Brock Campus Store marketing and communications co-ordinator Kate Dudley said, noting the store has more initiatives planned aimed at improving customer service.In addition to taking advantage of the changes, students can search ‘sell Brock book’ to download a free app that allows them to scan or search a book’s ISBN number, which will immediately tell them how much the store will pay for the book. The book’s value is based on demand by the Campus Store and wholesalers. Students can receive up to 50% of the purchase price back during the buyback periods.Students can also purchase books online through the Campus Store’s new customer-friendly website, which launched Aug. 18. By pre-ordering textbooks to be picked up in store, students will receive a free Brock bag and will avoid lineups and eliminate shipping fees.The Campus Store has introduced a textbook rental program on select titles that can save students up to 60% off the new price. Rentals are only done in store, so students have to visit the store for further information.Of course, there is still the option of buying used textbooks at the Campus Store. Used books are generally 75% less than the new price and there are no taxes.****Brock’s Campus Store will be buying back textbooks outside the store during the following dates and times:Sept. 3-4 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.Sept. 5 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.Sept. 8-11 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.Sept. 12 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
* With a minimum 12 games played. Share is out of possessions the team had while that player was on the court.Possession share includes possessions used via field goal attempts, drawing fouls, turning the ball over, passing for assists and extending possessions with offensive rebounds.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 2017Cavaliers1691Warriors18509.6 Unfortunately for LeBron James and the Cavs, though, none of the underdogs on the list above ended up winning the championship. That’s because the NBA Finals are particularly unkind to underdogs. We can split hairs about how much of a favorite Golden State should be, but no matter how you slice it, upsets of this magnitude basically never happen on this stage.LeBron James’s share of team possessionsJames has built an entire career out of doing everything for his teams: scoring, distributing, rebounding, defending and countless other little on-court acts that help you win games. But in these playoffs, his workload is approaching a level that’s unprecedented even by his standards.Through a combination of shooting, ball handling and rebounding, LeBron has personally been responsible for about 38 percent of the Cavs’ possessions when he’s on the floor in these playoffs. The only player (minimum 12 games played) who’s handled a higher percentage of possessions in any postseason since the merger? James himself in his 2015 playoff campaign, when he nearly willed an undermanned Cavs squad past the Warriors: 200176ers1592Lakers17687.8% 1993Michael JordanCHI38.029.45.036.8 2003Nets1624Spurs174615.1 2013Carmelo AnthonyNYK38.09.32.535.7 2018Cavaliers1611Warriors171019.6 2016Russell WestbrookOKC34.352.46.936.7 1999Knicks1631Spurs174516.5 1992Michael JordanCHI184.108.40.2065.7 The biggest NBA Finals underdogs since 1977According to probabilities generated by pre-series Elo ratings 2014Russell WestbrookOKC34.340.57.335.6 2018James HardenHOU36.735.92.537.2 UnderdogFavorite 1996SuperSonics1695Bulls183212.8 Source: Basketball-Reference.com Last summer, we speculated that the NBA was getting more interesting, if not more competitive. That premise ended up mostly holding true this season: Although it’s Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals once again, their fourth consecutive rendezvous was also nearly called off. The Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics helped make the Warriors and Cavs work harder to get here than they ever had to before.1The two teams played 35 combined games to get through the conference playoffs, the most they’ve had to play in any of their preceding Finals runs. Another rematch looked far from inevitable just a handful of days ago — that part was interesting! (As long as you put aside the generally lopsided nature of most games this postseason.)Now we’re left with the matchup that has become as much a part of late spring as commencement speeches and pollen allergies. And although this year’s version contains many of the same characters as earlier sequels, there are just enough possibilities here to keep things, well, interesting — albeit probably still not competitive. Here are six numbers to keep an eye on as we see whether the Warriors can hang onto their title, or if the Cavs can shock the world again.The Vegas oddsIs this the biggest NBA Finals mismatch ever? According to the Las Vegas bookmakers, it’s in the conversation. The Westgate SuperBook installed the Warriors as 1-to-10 favorites going into the series, which translates to about an 89 percent probability of winning after adjusting for the vigorish. Using the archived numbers at SportsOddsHistory.com, which go back to the 1998-99 season, the only Finals matchup more lopsided than this one came in 2001, when the Los Angeles Lakers had an implied 94 percent probability of beating the Philadelphia 76ers. (The Lakers ended up cruising to victory in five games.)Our own Elo model is slightly more optimistic about the Cavs’ chances. Based on both teams’ pre-series ratings, Cleveland has roughly a 20 percent probability of beating the Warriors. (Our interactive model gives the Cavs a slightly better chance because it takes into account things that Elo alone ignores, including playoff experience and travel distance.) That’s still the eighth-lowest of any Finals underdog since the 1976 ABA-NBA merger, but it’s actually about double what the Cavs’ odds were heading into last year’s Finals — and only a bit worse than Cleveland’s 27 percent probability before the 2016 Finals (which they won, of course, in one of the greatest upsets in NBA history). LeBron’s workload is historic (again)Largest share of team possessions an individual player was responsible for in the playoffs,* 1977-2018 2003Allen IversonPHI36.736.02.536.2 2002Nets1601Lakers171716.2 2009LeBron JamesCLE36.439.54.337.0 2014Heat1638Spurs173020.9 1981Rockets1573Celtics166820.4 2018LeBron JamesCLE35.946.73.637.6 SeasonTeamElo RatingTeamElo RatingUnderdog Win % 2015LeBron JamesCLE37.645.24.9%38.8% SeasonPlayerTeamUsage %Assist %Off. Reb. %Poss. % 1986Rockets1640Celtics18078.7 The bad news for James is that his supporting cast this season is even worse than it was that year (or in any of his other NBA Finals seasons, 2007 included). So he’ll need to keep shouldering this historic workload through the Finals if the Cavs are to have any shot at winning. James is a superhuman athlete, but between his 41.3 minutes per game, his 38 percent possession usage on offense and his likely defensive responsibilities — according to Second Spectrum, no Cavalier defended Kevin Durant for more possessions in last year’s Finals than James did — it’s fair to wonder how much more of this The King can handle before running out of gas.The Warriors’ assist-to-turnover ratioMy colleague Chris Herring once described the Warriors’ offense as “beautiful chaos,” a system of intricate off-ball screens designed to spring their many skilled shooters free for open shots. In order to work properly, though, that offensive machine requires a lot of patient and precise ball movement, which Golden State has had a bad habit of getting away from at times this year. While the Warriors did lead the league in assist-to-turnover ratio during the regular season, they frequently fell victim to stagnant offensive motion and careless passing against the Rockets, who held Golden State to a ridiculously low 1.1 assist-to-turnover ratio in the three games Houston won during the Western Conference finals — a mark that would have easily been the NBA’s worst during the regular season.Of course, the Warriors had a sky-high 2.1 assist-to-turnover ratio in the games they won over Houston, a sign of how well their offense still functions when it really clicks. But replicating that will also mean cutting out another of the bad habits Golden State slid into against the Rockets: too much iso-ball with Durant. Nobody runs more isolation plays than Houston, and somehow James Harden and friends convinced the normally free-flowing Warriors to do the same, with ugly results. After running only 11.0 isolations per 100 possessions during the regular season (according to Second Spectrum), the Warriors were up to an astounding 28.5 per 100 in the West final. Durant is a brilliant 1-on-1 player, and sometimes that type of offense is unavoidable, but the Warriors are at their best when these plays are selectively mixed in amid the beautiful chaos — not when they’re the centerpiece of the attack.The Cavaliers’ 3-point percentageAs I’ve written before, Cleveland is abnormally reliant on 3-point shooting to power its streaky offense — and to compensate for a defense that ranked next-to-last in efficiency during the regular season. In the postseason, the Cavs’ 3-point percentage has been 10.5 percentage points higher during wins than during losses (unsurprising from the team that had the league’s biggest regular-season gap). When the shots are falling, Cleveland can beat anybody. But it’s anybody’s guess as to whether that will be true on any given night.Nobody typifies this Cavs phenomenon more than Kyle Korver and JR Smith, a pair whose value is almost completely dependent on how well they shoot the basketball. In playoff wins this season, they’re shooting a combined 47 percent from downtown; in losses, that figure drops to 26 percent. This might be a chicken-and-egg thing: Do the Cavs win because Korver and Smith shoot better, or do Korver and Smith shoot better because the offense is working better overall? There could be something circular there. But it’s telling that the quality of looks the pair gets (as measured by Second Spectrum’s quantified shot quality) barely changes between wins and losses — rather, the difference is almost entirely driven by big fluctuations in shot-making after controlling for the difficulty of their shots.That makes the Cavaliers dangerous (and frustrating) for fans and haters alike. Although the Cavs’ hot-and-cold shooting touch might not matter as much against a team as talented as the Warriors — Cleveland got demolished in last year’s finals despite matching Golden State’s 3-point percentage — one of the Cavs’ best paths to victory rests in one of their patented hot streaks.Golden State’s third-quarter runsAs our ESPN colleague Baxter Holmes wrote earlier this month, one of the Warriors’ deadliest weapons is their ability to go on a devastating run in the blink of an eye that buries opponents before they even know what hit them. Although it can strike at any time, it often manifests itself right after the team emerges from the locker room for the second half: Golden State’s third-quarter scoring margin during the regular season was 199 points better than that of any other team in the league.2In other words, the difference between the Warriors’ third-quarter scoring margin and that of the next-best team would itself rank second in the league in third-quarter scoring margin! And in the playoffs, the Warriors have outscored opponents by 130 total points in third quarters, versus only 20 points in every other quarter combined. In Games 6 and 7 of the Western Conference finals, the Rockets watched their season slip away largely on the strength of massive runs staged by the Warriors during the third quarter.To a certain extent, there isn’t much that Cleveland — or anyone — can do to combat the Warriors’ quick-strike tendencies. But for a Cavs team prone to wildly up-and-down sequences of play (both from game to game and within the same contest), keeping Golden State from being able to capitalize on vulnerable moments will be a victory in itself. (For what it’s worth, the Cavs actually outscored the Warriors by 4 points in the third quarters of the 2016 finals.)Two deadly lineups?A decent chunk of the Warriors’ dominance over the past half-decade stems from the success of a few specific five-man units — matchup nightmares for whom opponents have no good answer. That has carried over into these playoffs, in which the so-called “Hamptons Five” lineup of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala (who will miss Game 1 of the finals but could be available later on), Klay Thompson and Durant has outscored foes by 22.9 points per 100 possessions thus far. In concert with Golden State’s switch-heavy defensive scheme, the versatility and length of that group ensures that the Warriors don’t suffer defensively even while playing their top offensive players together.But the Cavaliers have a lineup that has somehow been even more effective in the playoffs than the Hamptons Five (although in fewer minutes): The group of James, Smith, Jeff Green, George Hill and Tristan Thompson, which is outscoring opponents by 25.7 points per 100 possessions during the postseason so far.Lineup data is so noisy that there’s no guarantee that a given group’s apparent synergy in the past will carry over into the future. But that’s all part of the bargain with this Cavaliers team. Since they remade their roster at midseason, they’ve been using the playoffs as a lineup laboratory of sorts, searching for the group that works best together — and it’s still a work in progress. None of Cleveland’s other common postseason lineups (among those that have played at least 50 minutes together) are in the same neighborhood as the group above, though, while Golden State has four separate combinations (including the Hamptons Five) that rank higher than the Cavs’ second-best unit of James, Hill, Smith, Korver and Kevin Love.When you’re as heavy an underdog as the Cavs are, experimentation might be the best option, so we’ll see what group(s) coach Tyronn Lue turns to as the series takes shape.Check out our latest NBA predictions.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The Chelsea Physic Garden and Saint Aymes have been contacted for comment. “I think any restaurant or eating establishment who prides itself on sourcing the best of seasonal, local sourced ethical food ingredients should offer the same level of importance and commitment to their interior and exterior flower displays.” Robbie Honey, a Florist at Robin Lucas Studio London wrote in a letter to The Telegraph: “When a restaurant has a fake “flower wall”, we can forgive its ignorance. But when the Chelsea Physic Garden, one of the oldest botanical establishments in the world, decorates its restaurant with one, it is more troubling. The trend for floral arches is damaging the environment, top florists and plant charities have said, as many are cheating with artificial flowers.Thousands of photographs on Instagram show diners proudly posing in front of plastic technicolour blooms outside London’s most fashionable cafes. Not only does the plastic plants confuse bees and butterflies in search of nectar, it encourages the manufacture of needless plastic products.London institutions including Selfridges and even the Chelsea Physic Garden restaurant are using the plastic alternatives.At the restaurant Aubaine in Selfridges, diners can eat underneath plastic wisteria year-round, and cult London cafe Saint Aymes even lets customers buy flower walls for their own homes, made of “handmade” peony heads. “We are blessed with four distinct seasons, each with its own botanical joys. Nobody wants to see wisteria “blooming” in July or fictional red and orange hydrangeas decorating a restaurant. These displays are not environmentally friendly and lack imagination.”Shane Connolly, a master at installations of living plants, added: “The most thoughtful displays accept the constraints imposed by season and local provenance.”Dr Trevor Dines, the Botanical Specialist at plant charity Plantlife, said: “There is nothing intrinsically wrong with representations of flowers that celebrate the beauty of our flora but we must never lose sight of just how fundamental real flowers are; bees, bugs and butterflies depend on living, breathing plants for their survival.”A Selfridges spokesperson said: “The wisteria display in question was installed in nearly 10 years ago and is a permanent feature. As part of our Project Ocean initiative launched in 2011, we are proactively tackling the issue of single-use plastics – this includes having removed all single use plastic water bottles and plastic carrier bags, as well as plastic straws from our food halls, concessions and restaurants and microbeads from all beauty products.” Jonathan Moseley, one of the UK’s top florists, is currently showing at the RHS Hampton Court festival.He said: “I agree that there has been a definite increase in the use of faux flowers to dress both interiors and exteriors of retail premises, most notably hotels and restaurants. I feel that this reflects a distinct dumbing down of the transient beauty of natural living plant materials.”As a British flower ambassador and a champion of seasonality, I feel that the escalating use of faux flowers degrades the importance of seasonal flowers and foliages and places these living natural jewels of nature in direct competition to manufactured, resilient and artificially colour enhanced fake flowers.
Découverte en mer Baltique d’engins de pêche vieux de 9 000 ansSelon la BBC, les restes de nasses en bois datant du Paléolithique et destinées à la capture du poisson ont été découverts sur les côtes de Suède par des archéologues de ce pays. Des spécialistes d’archéologie sous-marine de l’Université Södertörn de Stockholm (Suède) ont fait une remarquable découverte à une profondeur de 5 à 12 mètres, dans la vallée d’une ancienne rivière submergée. Au large de la côte sud de la Suède, dans la Baltique, ceux-ci ont retrouvé des tiges de noisetier de l’épaisseur d’un doigt regroupées sur le fond marin.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Des traces qui représenteraient probablement les restes de nasses fixes, au nombre de sept. Vestiges de sortes de barrières pour diriger les poissons vers des pièges ou morceaux de ces pièges à poissons eux-mêmes, ces artéfacts ressemblent en fait à de nombreux autres du même genre déjà trouvés dans le monde. Les scientifiques n’ont donc pas hésité très longtemps avant d’identifier le rôle des tiges de noisetier. Néanmoins, une radiodatation au carbone de l’un des éléments du dispositif lui a donné un âge inattendu, d’environ 9.000 ans : “c’est le plus ancien trouvé dans le monde, s’agissant de pêche”, a déclaré Johan Ronnby, professeur en archéologie sous-marine.Le 9 juin 2012 à 17:22 • Maxime Lambert
Cesaro Videos Articles 2 COMMENTS Pinterest Facebook Roman Reigns is in Remission Twitter August 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Comments are closed. Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp the next face of the wwe right here. roode is going to be a mega star in the wwe. he’s got the looks, the wrestling ability and the mic skills to be a mega star in the wwe. Seth Rollins Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Kurt Angle Mat Thompson Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) August 23, 2017 at 6:00 am Google+ SteelCity1981 During this week’s episode of Smackdown Live from Brooklyn, Bobby Roode made his much anticipated debut as part of the main roster on Tuesday night.The former NXT Champion interrupted Aiden English and secured a pinfall win just days after losing the NXT Championship at TakeOver on Saturday night.You can check out a clip of Roode’s debut below courtesy of WWE. I love it, but I’m sad there won’t be a Roode/Cole showdown for a long time. Just imagine the two of them getting the crowd to yell GLORIOUS and ADAM COLE BAY-BAY again and again. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:23 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list
Oregon police on Tuesday night located a vehicle thought to be connected to the homicide of Vancouver resident Lilia Cosco-Ortiz, whose body was found Oct. 2 near Lafayette, Ore.The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle in question, a white 2003 Toyota Tacoma, was found parked in southwest Beaverton. It was seized for a search.The following morning, officers and a SWAT team searched a nearby residence. They did not find Cosco-Ortiz’s live-in partner and a person of interest in the case, 37-year-old Victor Villalba, who also goes by Victor Bello Rojas.Villalba was last seen driving the recovered pickup.Cosco-Ortiz, 37, was last seen leaving her Vancouver home with Villalba late Oct. 1. Family members said they thought she was headed to the Oregon Coast, according to the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office.She was expected back home that night or the next day. Family members reported her as missing to the Vancouver Police Department when she didn’t return, officials said.
The best photo-portrait studio in the region is here, outdoors, in the fertile dirt between the Lewis and Columbia rivers. On Monday, families with children and photographers with itchy fingers flocked to the tulip fields at Holland America Flower Gardens, 1066 S. Pekin Road in Woodland, to make the most of sunny yellows, flaming reds, dazzling whites and sweet pinks — and take a few home, too. The annual spring tulip celebration is underway at Holland America; explore unique colors, textures and varieties for free in the “show field” before picking your own, at 50 cents a pop, in the U-pick field. Holland America is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, through May 12.
He may have won the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot award, but Harry Kane was still disappointed to have only scored six times at RussiaThe 24-year-old captained England to their first semi-final appearance at the World Cup since 1990 and scored six goals in the process to beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku to win the highly-coveted Golden Boot award.While the Three Lions’ journey ended in their 2-1 defeat to first-time finalists Croatia in the last four of the competition, the performance of Gareth Southgate’s side has earned strong reviews after exceeding expectations.But it turns out that Kane doesn’t share the English public feelings over the World Cup, something which pleases his Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.“He’s very disappointed about his World Cup,” said the Argentine, according to Goal.“He arrived back in London [from Russia] on the Sunday, and on the Tuesday he was at the training ground, spending five hours with myself and Jesus [Perez, Pochettino’s assistant].Trippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…“I congratulated him and he said: ‘No, gaffer, I am really disappointed, I should have scored more goals’.“I said: ‘But you won the Golden Boot’. He said: ‘Yes, but gaffer, I’m disappointed’.“Being fourth and reaching the semi-finals was not enough [for Kane]. I love, love, love this energy and desire, that it’s not enough to be fourth in the World Cup. It’s not enough to finish second or third or play in the Champions League.“I love it when a player feels that desire and wants to come in and spend time with us after the World Cup.“All the people praise him and he’s a big star, but Tuesday he was there sharing time with us. That is so very Harry.”Tottenham will begin their Premier League campaign against Newcastle United this Saturday.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers believes that his side can beat RB Leipzig in their return fixture, despite falling to a 2-0 defeat to the Germans on Thursday nightThe Scottish champions were made to do without several key players through either injuries or suspension at the Red Bull Arena with goals from Matheus Cunha and Bruma earning Leipzig a 2-0 win.The result leaves Celtic third in Group B of the Europa League with only three points from in as many games.However, Celtic did get off to a bright start in Germany and Rodgers is sticking to the positives ahead of what is a must-win game in the return fixture with Leipzig on November 8 at Glasgow.Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“I’ve seen enough to know we can win at home,” Rodgers told BBC Scotland.“We know if we’re going to have any aspirations of coming out of the group then it’s a game we have to win.”Defensive errors on the night proved to be Celtic’s downfall with the side having only kept five clean sheets in 19 away games in Europe under Rodgers.RB Salzburg lead Group B with nine points with Leipzig in second-place and three points behind.
Share your voice 4:11 The solar-powered Soliom S60 requires no wires — or monthly fees. Photo by Rick Broida/CNET There are plenty of reasons to install a front-porch security camera. They can deter burglars, monitor package deliveries, show you who’s at the door, alert you when the kids get home from school and so on. Of course, choosing one can be a challenge. There’s the initial cost, of course, then the ongoing fees for cloud storage. And what about power? Do you have to wire it in? Or deal with batteries? Read more: The best security cameras for 2019 I found a product that solves a lot of these challenges, and scored you a pretty sweet deal on it. For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Soliom S60 outdoor solar wireless camera is $88.96 with promo code SWZB7U5N. Regular price: $139. See it at AmazonI’ve spent about a week test driving the S60, and after battling a few setup hiccups (read the manual, Broida!) and learning my way around the app (which definitely has some issues), I’m ready to recommend it — with a few caveats. After you charge the internal battery, you install the camera someplace it can get direct sunlight for at least a couple hours per day — enough to keep it perpetually charged, according to Soliom. A week in, even with many cloudy days in the mix, power hasn’t been a problem. Ideally, it’ll also reside fairly close to your router or an extender, because live video requires a strong Wi-Fi signal. My porch is only about 10 feet from an extender, and so I’ve had good results — though there’s usually a second or two of lag. Your mileage absolutely may vary. (Curiously, when I first set up the camera, inside the house, video performance was terrible. After a while, it got much better and has stayed that way. Go figure.) Beyond that, the S60 ticks all the important boxes: up to 1080p video, two-way audio, night vision, motion detection and alerts, a “Protected by” security sticker to put on your door (yay!) and free cloud recording of the 20 most recent videos. However, these videos last just 8 seconds each, and in my testing, some of them were triggered too late to actually capture what happened in front of the camera. You can install a microSD card for longer, local recordings, and in fact the camera can be used without Wi-Fi at all: After the initial setup, it’ll record 25-second clips (to the card) whenever it detects motion. My chief complaint is with the app, which is definitely confusing in places and doesn’t allow you to set up scheduled monitoring. It can also be buggy. I’ve had it crash on me and fail to register settings changes, to say nothing of the aforementioned capture delay. Meanwhile, it would be nice if you could access the video feed in a desktop browser, but for now it’s an app-only affair. This would be darn close to a home-run product if Soliom would deal with these app issues. Right now, it’s a pretty good product and worth considering for anyone seeking a wireless, weatherproof outdoor camera. Security Cameras Video Games Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comments The Cheapskate Now playing: Watch this: This $30 racing game is free Feeling the need for anything? Speed, maybe? Buckle up: For a limited time, and while licenses last, Humble is offering racing game Grid 2 (Win) for free when you sign up for the Humble Bundle newsletter. Already subscribed? The game is yours to enjoy.See it at HumbleGrid 2 would normally cost you $30. And it includes two downloadable-content (DLC) extras: the Bathurst and Spa-Francorchamps track-packs, which normally sell separately for $10 each.I haven’t played the game myself (yet), but over at Gamespot, the console versions scored an impressive 8.5 rating. It’s “an exciting blend of arcade and simulation racing,” they said. And Steam customers were “very positive” overall.Hey, why am I trying to sell you on a free game? Just go get it!CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! 5 How to buy the right security camera for you
See at Turo Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Rylo Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Share your voice Tags Post a comment Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) On this podcast, we talk about: Disney is poised to unveil details about its Disney Plus streaming service. Julian Assange gets arrested after losing his asylum status. Amazon employees are listening in on recordings from your Echo smart speakers.CNET looks at the tech being used along the Texas border. The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Turo I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Disney Amazon,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See It 4:51 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $59 at eBay Now playing: Watch this: $520 at HP JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET 0 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tags Read DJI Osmo Action preview The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Read the Rylo camera preview Your browser does not support the audio element. Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Comments Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express Read the AirPods review Best Buy Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Culture Digital Media $999 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 $6 at Tidal We finally get to see what Disney Plus is all about (The… Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sprint $210 at Best Buy $60 at Best Buy $299 at Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See it Apple iPhone XS DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. See at Amazon The Cheapskate Share your voice Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Angela Lang/CNET $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. See It See It Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. 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