When negotiating with Minnesota in February, Warriors general manager Bob Myers made one thing certain: The Timberwolves would get D’Angelo Russell, whom they coveted for more than a year, only if they included the first-round pick. For a couple of days, Minnesota president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas tried to make the deal happen without parting with it. … [Read more...] about Why Warriors’ games vs. Timberwolves could have significant draft implications
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“That’s why he’s one of the best players in the league, and has been for the past 15 years,” Marchand said about Bergeron, who was elevated to captain when Zdeno Chara signed with the Washington Capitals. “He brings it every night.” … [Read more...] about ‘We Hung Him Out To Dry’: Carter Hart Allows 6 Goals For 2nd Time In Career As Flyers Blown Out In Boston
Weir has been working in the whisky industry for the past 12 years, during which time he’s also sought to dismiss the idea that Scotch and Burns’ poems are the domain of old men. He hosted a Burns brunch in New York last year and this year is putting on a virtual Burns Night with Aberlour for about 300 people. The event will feature musicians performing modern interpretations of Burns’ songs and recitations and poems by Scottish actors. … [Read more...] about Burns Night: The Scotch Holiday We All Could Use Right Now
According to the Sannin Chuo Shinpo, the local paper, their success has come from taking early measures, widely testing not only the symptomatic carriers but asymptomatic individuals. They would then quarantine those who had positive results, usually in well-equipped hospitals. The results: low rates of infection and the number of designated hospital beds being used for COVID-19 patients is around 7 percent, the lowest in the county. This has been achieved by ignoring the central government’s “save face” policy and doing what every sensible nation in Asia had done to fight the pandemic. Meanwhile, the minister of welfare said on a television program on Jan. 14: “Well, the more testing the better, I think. But, since we’re using tax money for it, there is the problem of cost performance.” … [Read more...] about Japan Wants to Throw COVID-19 Patients in Jail If They Refuse to Go to the Hospital
Burns Night suppers are pretty much a national holiday in his homeland and have been for well over a century. But these birthday celebrations have become increasingly popular around the world as drinkers get ever more interested in single malt whisky. But generally, when I mention the event to friends and colleagues, I get a puzzled look, which leads to a speed round of questions. … [Read more...] about Is Scotland’s National Dish Haggis More Than a Joke?