For the first time ever, a team outside of the United States has won a National Basketball Championship. The Toronto Raptors, who are currently the NBA’s only active Canadian franchise, beat San Francisco’s Golden State Warriors 114-110 in a nail-biting Game 6 on Thursday, 13 June 2019. Since James Naismith, the Massachusetts-based inventor of Basketball, originally hailed from Canada, it seems appropriate that a squad from the country won the Finals at last.
Summer in the northern hemisphere can be a dull time for a sports fan as many professional leagues and knockout competitions are on their down season. For most sportspeople, however, a well-deserved break will help to recharge their batteries for the new season to come. Of course, for some of the big earners in sport, money is usually not being a problem, so they tend to spend a great deal to maximise their pleasure from their limited free time.
As some of the globe’s biggest names in music festivals gear up towards the summer of 2019, it is a good time to look at which ones are likely to be winners this year. Not all of the leading festivals remain at the top of their game and it is often the up-and-coming ones which secure the best acts as well a generating that true summer festival vibe. If you are saving up for a music festival or two this summer, then which ones might you opt for? Read on to discover the top five picks for this summer and remember that you can always boost your budget by hitting the online casino for a potential jackpot. [Read more…]
The FIRE movement is one that has gained traction in recent years. In fact, FIRE – which stands for financial independence, retire early – dates back to the early 1990s when Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez published Your Money or Your Life which went on to become a best-seller. The movement has gained traction from podcasts such as Firedrill which is made by Gwen Merz from her home in the United States. In addition, another book, Early Retirement Extreme, written by Jacob Lund Fisker has helped to make the principles behind the FIRE movement better known since it was published in 2010. [Read more…]
2019 looks set to be one of the best years in recent times with respect to literature. With only a few months of the year having passed, there have been plenty of top quality books that have been published. By the time International Women’s Day came about in March, many literary commentators and critics were highlighting the fact that a good number of the best received books were written by females. [Read more…]
You might use emojis to finish off a text message or an email. Then again, you can often see emojis being used in marketing these days, often to convey a degree of positivity about a product. Since they first started being used, emojis have grown and grown in popularity. They have even been turned into characters in their own movie! That said, nowhere in the world has allowed car owners to include emojis on their official license plate numbering system. That is, until now. [Read more…]
The celestial calendar was pretty rich in the early part of 2019 but it does not matter if you missed some of the more exciting events in the night’s sky. There are plenty more heavenly sights to keep a look out for over the course of the rest of the year. Whether you are an amateur astronomer or someone who takes stargazing very seriously, 2019 looks set to be something of a vintage year. All you need is a cloud-free night that allows you to view some of the following upcoming celestial events. So what does 2019 hold in store? [Read more…]
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with eating a pizza whilst enjoying the gaming experience at an online casino, but the fine dining you can often get at a real casino is one of the chief reasons to get out and take your seat at a table. Of course, not all bricks and mortar casinos are set up for high-quality dining but, these days, many are. In fact, the quality of the food that is now on offer at some of the world’s leading gaming centres is getting better and better. In years to come, casinos could easily rival many of the globe’s top restaurants. Some are already! Want to know more about the top casinos which offer great food, too? Read on. [Read more…]
When you first look over the worldwide sporting calendar for 2019, you might be disappointed with what is on offer. There’s no Winter or Summer Olympics, for example. Nor is there a really big international soccer competition to whet the appetite. And yet, 2019 has plenty in store for sports fans, including those who like to see top-quality sportsmen and women in action at an international tournament. If you are worried that 2019 may not be a classic year for international sports competitions, then think again. There is plenty to get excited about! [Read more…]
Captivating and a land of contrasts, Canada has much to offer anyone prepared to do some exploring – and that does not necessarily need to be from behind the windows of a car. There are plenty of options available to those who want to see more of the country’s provinces and cities in ways they will never forget.
Walking tours, hiking, and kayaking are just some of the ways in which you can see historic buildings, nature’s autumn palette, and wildlife such as orcas and polar bears. Let’s take a look at the best of them. [Read more…]