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Toronto Raptors continue their strong performances in the NBA!


The Toronto Raptors scored their fourth win respectively against Charlotte Hornets and the eleventh in the last 12 games, to increase their number of victories to 45 this season (with 17 losses).
 
Toronto are getting close for the championship title of the Eastern Conference at the expense of the Boston Celtics.
DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 13 rebounds, the spaniard Serge Ibaka scored 17 points and Kyle Lowry had 14.
And in spite of that Coach Dwane Casey was not impressed by the performance of his players. "It was not a good game, but what I can keep from it is that we lost games of this kind last season, but this time we won" he said after the match.

Toronto dominated the first three quarters and they ended 26-21, 26-22 and 30-26 respectively, but Charlotte returned in the last quarter and narrowed the gap to two points just before the end bell. However, DeRozan and Lowry answered with a three-point play. This was the first time in four meetings with Charlotte this season that the Raptors failed to score at least 120 points.

Kemba Walker, Charlotte's best scorer in the game (27 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists) said "They (the Toronto players) are giving the best performances in the league at the moment"

While Toronto are making a move towards booking their place in the playoffs, Charlotte's hope of qualifying fade away after their 27th defeat (with 37 wins)

Best Regards,
Chitox :)

Ready for an underwater adventure in the Deep Dark Sea?

 

 

Flicking through the Smeet Daily News a few days ago, you noticed a mysterious job advertisement that read: ‘Exciting and adventurous aquatic-based position, strong swimmers ONLY need apply’. The money seemed good, especially since you blew all your savings on a personal shipment from the ‘Cocoa Company’ last week. In hindsight, perhaps you were naïve, but you automatically assumed the job would involve assisting with snorkeling trips or, at worst, dropping tourists in shark cages.

A week later, and you find yourself in the Neptun, a deep-sea diving vessel, at the bottom of the Smeetian Ocean. You are assisting a team of research scientists, a group of experts so talented and extraordinary that it is frankly miraculous that they have hired you without realising how horrendously under-qualified you are. It’s like Mr Bean accompanying Dustin Hoffmann and co in the (really quite weird) 1998 sci-fi film Sphere.

So we’ve learnt two things so far – a) a PhD in Marine Biology doesn’t necessarily make you a good HR manager, and b) I need some more up-to-date pop culture references. But these things aren’t important, you’ve got a job to do!

The main issue with the research site is the lack of light. This is the Deep DARK Sea after all. You’ve been tasked with collecting Glowing Plankton from the water, and this can be combined with different schools of fish to produce ‘Mysterious Luminescence’. You should then be able to activate the searchlights on the Neptun and hopefully attract and view new underwater species!

It all sounds tremendously exciting. Unless you don’t like water. Or fish. Or dark, tight spaces. In which case, you probably should have mentioned that in the interview, shouldn’t you?

Good luck, Smeeters!

Better late than never...Valentine's Fever!

EN Journalist Nano explains all about the origin of Valentine’s DayHow was your Valentine's Day?How was your Valentine's Day?

Valentine’s Day

Valentine is a very old party where many people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, jewelry or flowers, particularly roses, to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s Day, Valentine's day It is also a time to appreciate friends in some social circles and cultures like the United States.

 

The origins of Valentine's Day:

While the origins are not clear, but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE. How he became the patron saint of lovers remains a mystery, but one theory is that the church used the day of St Valentine’s martyrdom to Christianize the old Roman Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February. The ancient ceremony included putting girls’ names in a box and letting the boys draw them out. Couples would then be paired off until the following year.

 

Valentine's day has many symbols, for example: Valentine’s Day Colors (Red, White & Pink), cupid, flowers, hearts etc...

- Valentine’s Day Colors:

 

Red

Red has long been understood to represent life, love, war and death. Interestingly, these passions and experiences of humankind can all be found in the very first account of man in the Bible. The first human life in all creation was a man named “Adam.” It is worth noting that the name in Hebrew can be translated as either “man” or “red.”

Not only was Adam the first man to experience life, he was the first man to experience an intimate and loving relationship with God.

 

The color whites

The color white is generally understood to symbolize purity. When speaking of the forgiveness of sins, Isaiah 1:18 says, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

 

Pink

Pink is the lovely result of combining red and white. May it serve as a reminder of how the significant meaning of the colors red and white work together to tell the complete love story between Christ and his church.

 

Cupid:

Cupid, as the Romans called him, was first introduced in the mythology of the Greeks as Eros, the literal personification of love. Interestingly, Eros has been called both “the oldest and at the same time the youngest of the gods.”1 As the oldest, the poet Hesiod spoke of “the beginning of the world as a great shapeless mass or chaos, out of which was fashioned first the spirit of love, Eros (Cupid).”2 Eros began the task of bringing opposite elements, like heaven and earth, together in pairs to bring order and harmony to the world, Though Hesiod’s mythical poetry reads quite differently than the biblical story of creation, it is striking that the Greeks identified love as the guiding principle in creation. Romans tells us that “since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (1:20). Does not the earth, which provides for every need of mankind, reveal a divinely loving creator? As the Bible tells us, “God is love” (1 John 4:8).

 

So, the goal leading up to Valentine’s Day is to focus on those aspects of your relationship that you really love or like, without forgetting every couples can make from their 365 day a valentine's day

 

wish you all happy valentine's day

 

to read more about all that please visit the sources  :

http://www.celebratingholidays.com/?page_id=2445

http://relationshipbarometer.com/valentines-day-goal-52-reasons-why-i-love-you/

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/valentine-day

 

Nano: EN Smeet Journalist ID:26702093

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Femme takes you to Mardi Gras!

Never been? No worries, Femme will fill you in!

Carnival

This year Mardi Gras fell on February 13.  Traditionally, Mardi Gras is observed on the day before Ash Wednesday, but it culminates a celebration that begins on Epiphany, observed shortly after Christmas.  The time in between, is marked for parties, feasts and celebrations of all sorts.  Fat Tuesday, as Mardi Gras is also known, marks the beginning of Lent and fasting for many individuals so the time is spent indulging in rich and tasty foods and drinks.  It can also include vibrant masks and costumes, parades, dancing, debauchery and more.  One custom observed by many is pancakes, which is why Mardi Gras is also known as Pancake Day. YUM!

 

Origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, during the 17th and 18 centuries, to the House of Bourbons.  As French explorers settled the Gulf Coast of the United States, they added to these traditions.  By the mid-1800’s street processionals, masked balls, throws and magic joined the celebrations.  In 1872, the familiar colors of Mardi Gras were added for another layer of festive fun.  The colors were lifted from the Romanoff family and each symbolizes a particular quality: purple for justice, green for religion, and gold for power.

 

Mardi Gras is known by many names and is celebrated in as many ways world-wide. In South America, specifically the Dominican Republic, two main characteristics of their Carnival are flashy costumes and the loud music played during the celebration.  One additional main attractions are masks, which are very elaborate and colorful. The elaborate costumes used in the parades are satires of the Devil and are called “Diablos Cojuelos”.  In Holland, The Carnival celebrations start after the mayor symbolically hands over the key to the city to Prince Carnival. For three days, the Carnival Prince has control of the city and, together with his subjects, celebrates the temporary establishment of their Kingdom of Fools. Merrymakers make their way from pub to pub and greet Prince Carnival with three cheers of “Alaaf”.  In the United States, Louisiana crowd pleasers throw trinkets to parade goers as part of the customary “parade throw” at New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebration. During the Bacchus parade, the king's float throws doubloons with the image of the “Celebrity King” on one side of the doubloon (cups and toy coins) to parade watchers. Traditional Mardi Gras food includes the King Cake in which a pecan or charm is hidden. The person who gets a piece of the cake with the charm or nut is dubbed the “king” of that year’s Mardi Gras.

 

So, maybe you haven’t cleared your schedule in time to participate in all that Mardi Gras has to offer this year.  Don’t worry! Plan and book now for March 5, 2019.  Need a little more time? Then look ahead to February 25, 2020.  Start to work on your most elaborate costume and practice flipping those pancakes!  You never know, you just might be tagged at that year’s “king”.

 

 

Cheers!

Your journalist femme

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