Cheap Monday

20 Feb 19
potentialdropout

Hello again! Second post, Woop Woop! That’s 2 more than I thought I’d ever write! I may mark this achievement by having some chocolate. Again the title says it all. I went to Poland last week with a few friends for my birthday. I wanted to go over to visit Auschwitz and it just so […]

20 Feb 19
Russia News Now

© REUTERS/Manaure QuinteroVenezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez attends a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, February 19, 2018. Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories including neighbouring Curacao despite the protests of President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro has […]

20 Feb 19
The Norwegian American

Singing in a choir—especially a heritage choir—benefits every aspect of wellness Barbra K. Rostad Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Solvguttene. Sangerfest. Mannskor. Manitou Singers of St. Olaf College. For folks who lay claim to Norwegian heritage, these names call forth imagery of traditions long cultivated in Norway and in the United States. They mirror the magic of […]

20 Feb 19
Antonia Marulli

Thursdays are weird. Not yet the weekend, but so close you want to go out and celebrate that you’ve almost made it through the week. For a while we bounced around from small pub to small pub drinking cheap beer and eating plates of nacho fries — that is, until we discovered Earls Kitchen and […]

20 Feb 19
Golfweek

[jwplayer PuViQmrA-9JtFt04J] For a guy who has gotten pretty good at making the right call as a TV analyst, Tony Romo blew it when he accepted a sponsor’s exemption Tuesday to play in the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson in May. The retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback is stealing an opportunity from a real pro golfer or a promising young amateur who […]

20 Feb 19
The Denver Post
In case you missed it, Anthony Davis threw a Molotov cocktail into All-Star weekend a few days ago, declaring that “all 29 teams” are on his list of potential trade destinations. Apparently, it’s all about winning for the Brow… for now. If such is the case, the Western Conference’s No. 2 team seems like a fine fit for one of the game’s premier post players — who, by the way, is well suited to play alongside fellow All-Star Nikola Jokic. The bigger question: Should the Nuggets even want him? That’s trickier than one might think. On the face of it, the answer is a resounding yes. But once you get into the weeds, well, things get complicated. To begin with, Davis will have just one year left on his contract when the trade market opens back up in June. If the Nugs don’t have assurances Davis will sign a long-term deal to stay in the Mile High City, then end of discussion. Second, even if the Nuggets were confident they could convince Davis to stay, would they be comfortable giving away the collection of assets needed to make this happen? To put an even finer point on it: Does Denver really want to trade high-ceiling rookie Michael Porter Jr. — no doubt a must-have for New Orleans in any Davis deal — before they even know what they have in him? If you were to ask Nuggets beat writer Mike Singer, the answer is “a hard no.” But if you’re asking yours truly … well, let’s at least talk this thing out. Right now, Porter is a complete mystery — the Mirror of Erised personified. He could be a Ferrari. He could be a Pinto that breaks down over and over again. We have literally no idea. What we do know is that his combination of size and talent — once good enough to make him the top high school recruit in his class — is alluring enough to pique the Pelicans’ interest. We also know he’s had multiple back surgeries before his 21st birthday and has played just three actual games since graduating high school. In addition, the likelihood that he is anything approaching Davis — a true generational talent who could win multiple MVPs — is minimal. Which makes him imminently movable in a Brow trade. But given the godfather offer the Pelicans already turned down from the Lakers, it’s clear the Nuggets are going to have to offer a whole lot more than Porter Jr., as well as some throw-in contracts to make the money work. That means at least two, probably three, of some combination of Jamal Murray, Monte Morris, Malik Beasley and Gary Harris, as well as multiple first-round picks, another big salary and a willingness to take on Solomon Hill’s albatross contract. That’s a whole lot to ask, especially with Murray, Beasley and Morris under some form of cheap team control for the next two seasons, and each of them looking like legit contributors to a contender. But, man, Jokic and Davis sharing the same side of the court, making sweet inside-out basketball love 50-plus nights a year at the Pepsi Center … that’s a dream that doesn’t die easy. So should the Nuggets do it? I say they at least have a meeting about it — then ponder what they can do with all that cap space this offseason. — Matt Schubert, The Denver Post NEW 💥 If you enjoy The Denver Post’s sports coverage, we have a new subscription offer for you! Try the first month for just 99¢ What’s on tap? Friday: At Dallas Mavericks, 6:30 p.m., ALT; 92.5 FM Sunday: Los Angeles Clippers, 3 p.m., ALT; 92.5 FM TV/RADIO: Here’s what sports are airing today Must-Read Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas celebrates a 3-point shot against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Denver. Isaiah Thomas dishes on his hip, his rhythm, and “amazing” Nuggets fans After making his Nuggets debut in the team’s final game before the All-Star break, Isaiah Thomas decided to make the mini-vacation a working one, Sean Keeler writes. Michael Malone of the Denver Nuggets stands on the sidelines during introductions before the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Why Nuggets coach Michael Malone “wouldn’t back down from anybody” Before he became pals with LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas, Denver’s NBA All-Star coach was a baller in his own right, Sean Keeler writes. Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) comes of the court victorious after the game against the Chicago Bulls at the Pepsi Center Jan. 17, 2019. How the Nuggets discovered Nikola Jokic and turned Denver into the NBA’s fastest-growing market The Nuggets are the hottest sports ticket in town, and the root of the team’s revival can be traced to April 2014, when Denver tracked Nikola Jokic, a 7-foot center from Serbia, at the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Ore., Mike Singer writes. Quick Hits + Nuggets Mailbag: Should Will Barton be the odd man out in Denver’s minutes crunch? + 🔊 Nuggets Ink podcast: Breaking down the team at the All-Star break. + Nuggets NBA Finals odds: How Denver looks at the halfway point. + Mark Kiszla wonders aloud: Does Isaiah Thomas still have what it takes to give Nuggets lift down stretch of NBA season? + The addition of IT to an already stacked Nuggets roster: “A good problem to have.” + More on IT: Even before suiting up for a single game, Thomas — Joe Pesci with a jump shot — helped push Nuggets to NBA stratosphere. + If you see coaching in Nikola Jokic’s future, you must not be Nikola Jokic. + Michael Malone, Nuggets used All-Star weekend for “people to get to know us.” + Malone’s All-Star game record: 1-0, thank you very much. + Not exactly a shocker here: Nuggets announce contract extensions for Tim Connelly and GM Arturas Karnisovas. + Nuggets Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Mike Singer here. By The Numbers 28 The number of triple-doubles logged by Nikola Jokic in a little less than four seasons in the NBA — tying him with Michael Jordan… for his career. That’s just part of what makes this “big, goofy kid” so valuable for the Nuggets, Mike Singer writes. Parting Shot The Round Mound of Rebound likes what he sees in Denver. Charles Barkley heaps praise on Nuggets, laments state of the NBA Consider Charles Barkley old school. In a sprawling, riveting, sometimes hilarious conversation, TNT’s Inside the NBA star praised what the Denver Nuggets have built in the era of superteams, Mike Singer writes. Get in Touch If you see something that’s cause for question or have a comment, thought or suggestion, email me at mschubert@denverpost.com or tweet me @MattDSchubert.
20 Feb 19
The Page

Southwest, the country’s biggest budget airline — and the most popular carrier in America, period, as of last year — is arguably best known for its free checked bags policy, its cheery staff, and its cheap, no-frills flights. But in recent weeks, the airline has been making headlines for more troubling reasons, raising concerns about […]

20 Feb 19
SCNG
Officials at the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center are looking for a place to take two black swans recovered by Newport Beach Animal Control on Balboa Island. The rare birds, typically found in Australia and New Zealand, were discovered on Monday, Feb. 11, by a person walking a dog. #gallery-1635848-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1635848-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1635848-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1635848-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ A pair of rescued black swans recently found on Balboa Island are housed at the Wetland & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Black swans are native to Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) One of two black swans, rescued after being recently found on Balboa Island, swims in a pool at the Wetland & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Black swans are native to Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) One of two of rescued black swans, recently found on Balboa Island, is being cared for at the Wetland & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Black swans are native to Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) A pair of rescued black swans, recently found on Balboa Island, are being cared for at the Wetland & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Black swans are native to Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) One of two of rescued black swans, recently found on Balboa Island, swims in a pool at the Wetland & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Black swans are native to Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) A pair of rescued black swans, recently found on Balboa Island, swim in a pool at the Wetland & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Black swans are native to Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) A pair of rescued black swans, recently found on Balboa Island, are cared for at the Wetland & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Black swans are native to Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) According to animal control officials, the swans wandered toward the dog. A report was made, and animal control officers took the birds to the Huntington Beach-based animal care center that treats injured, orphaned and oiled animals. Since the swans arrived at the center, they’ve been kept in a rehabilitation pool and are being fed grass from the nearby marsh, as well as fish. Lisa Peronne, the center’s wildlife manager, said the birds are in good shape. They’re cautious, she said, but don’t appear to fear people. “They are in very beautiful condition,” she said. “Their feathers are well taken care of.” They mystery of where they came from, however, remains. “There are very few of these birds in the U.S,” Peronne said. “You have to possess a permit to keep them. There is no one registered in Newport Beach that has a permit. They’re usually held by collectors of exotic animals. Your average person wouldn’t have them in their backyard.” The birds also aren’t cheap. A full breeding pair can sell for upward of $3,000. Perrone said the genders of the Balboa Island swans could not be determined. Peronne and Newport Beach Animal Control have tried to find the owners, posting photos of the birds on social media. “We don’t know if they escaped or if somebody dumped them,” she said. For many in Newport Beach, the arrival of the birds was a reminder of Rupert, a black swan that was first seen in the harbor in 1991 and quickly, despite his frequent temper tantrums, became a neighborhood favorite. For many years, Rupert hung out with a white swan the community named Pearl. Tina Jennie, a longtime dispatcher at the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol, still recalls the day Rupert died in 2006. Harbor Patrol deputies were responding to a report of a dead body when Rupert charged their boat and was fatally struck by the wake. “He hated red and he hated our boats,” Jennie said Tuesday. “I felt terrible making the call to Gay Kelly (a woman who routinely took care of him). She was just devastated. So was Deputy William Nelson who was driving the boat.” Jennie said Rupert was always around and though he was mean to the deputies they still let him drink fresh water on their boats and set out bread for him to eat. The new pair of black swans has been at the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center since Monday, but the stay will be temporary. “I have to do research where they can be taken,” Peronne said. “It could be a long process or we could get lucky.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
20 Feb 19
Lorraine Mai

Hey guys! Been a minute, how are you doing? Well, I am doing good and guess what? I launched my thrift store on Valentine’s Day @thriftbymai do check it out. In today’s post, I am going to share places to thrift shop in Lagos. I have always been a sucker for thrifted items, most of […]

20 Feb 19
Where Landsquid Fear to Tread

Nobody had school on Monday, so while my instinct is to distract them with things they can do themselves unsupervised (admittedly not much) so I could do some writing, I decided to be a decent parent and plan a craft project for us to work on. Both the small-ish, mobile ones enjoy crafts, and I’ve […]

20 Feb 19
Boyz

Forget The Oscars and The Brits, this Thursday is the awards ceremony that really matters, yes it’s the Boyz Awards 2019. On Thursday (21 Feb) the great and the good of the gay scene and LGBT+ community will be taking over the Club Bar at The Two Brewers as our gorgeous hostess, Lola Lasagne reveals […]

20 Feb 19
Definitely Not The Walton's....

Ending up before the courts because we disagreed with our local authority…..

20 Feb 19
Obrempong-Nana Kwaku Ampomah

Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank You for responding to our invitation. Former President Mahama has been caught red-handed Lying to some members of the diplomatic community with false videos about violence. Also, his political campaign philosophy of violent “boot for boot”, resting on his pride in the NDC’s ability to unleash violence at will, has been […]