What does the Raptors’ NBA Finals win mean for the Drake curse?

first_imgView this post on Instagram Steph Curry congratulating Drake on Toronto’s championship over the phone!! #respect via @closeup360 pic.twitter.com/lSKf9azNSa— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 14, 2019MORE: Jeremy Lin is an NBA champion and Twitter wants to talk about MeloBut even putting all of that aside, there’s a deeper message to be learned here from the Raptors’ win as it relates to the Drake curse. For a better understanding, let’s go through the history of Drake’s sports fandom and see why the curse existed in the first place.Drake was known as a fair weather fanBefore the curse existed, people would just make fun of Drake for switching teams so often. There were multiple stories written about how he’d always find a new team to cheer on, even if they didn’t make much sense.One of the more famous teams connected to Drake are the Kentucky Wildcats. Why does Drake like Kentucky? There’s no obvious answer anywhere on the internet other than the idea that Drake likes winners, and Kentucky won a lot before the curse revealed itself.There was even a weird moment when Drake nestled himself under DeMarcus Cousins’ arm while donning a Kentucky jacket.MORE: 7 key stats from the Raptors’ NBA Finals winAnd who can forget Lonely Drake?why drake look like he got left alone at the mall and can’t find his mom pic.twitter.com/paE83mPsmn— بِجال القاسم (@bxjv) April 8, 2014In addition to the Wildcats, Drake has connected himself to Texas A&M (for Johnny Manziel), Alabama (no real reason), Serena Williams (the two reportedly kissed at least once), Connor McGregor (again, no real reason), Anthony Joshua (still no reason) and almost every European soccer team.During the NFL playoffs conference championship round earlier this year, Drake joked by wearing a shirt with logos of the Patriots, Chiefs, Rams and Saints on it as a way not to curse any of the teams. But both conference championship games went into overtime for the first time in NFL history. A true showing of power for the curse.What does this all tell us about the Drake curse? Got one. 👌🏽A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jun 14, 2019 at 12:19am PDT Many were quick to celebrate the death of the Drake curse following the Raptors’ Game 6 victory over the Warriors on Thursday night. But is the curse really broken?After all, Drake has strong connections to the Warriors. He has referenced them in many songs, and he even has tattoos of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant on his arm. Drake is so close to Curry, the Warriors star talked to the rapper on the phone after Curry’s team lost the NBA Finals. The Drake curse is telling the rapper to quit hopping on the bandwagons of other teams. Be true to yourself, Drake. Root for the teams you were meant to root for, and good things will happen. If he continues to just celebrate other people’s accomplishments without also traveling on the road to success, he’ll just end up cursing them. For now, go ahead and celebrate that Finals win. MORE: 3 reasons why the Raptors beat the WarriorsThe Raptors were one of the few (perhaps the only) teams/people that actually made sense for Drake’s fandom. He is a huge basketball fan and is from Toronto. No one can question why he’s loyal to the Raptors. And perhaps that’s exactly why they won the NBA Finals. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/69/74/drake-toronto-raptors-ftr_1lfm4yzb2vxz91f7oh1vc24u07.png?t=1442335275&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Two fires burn out of control in Wellington area Sunday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There were two field fires which occurred Sunday, March 22, according to a Wellington Fire Department press release.The first fire occurred on 50th Street and Meridian. The second one was on 129 East 10th Avenue. There was no monetary loss to either fire.The Meridian fire started at 1:18 p.m. on the property owned by A.J. Reed and was caused by sparks from a cutting metal pipe which moved rapidly to the north burning 80 acres. It took an hour to bring under control. One shed was in danger but suffered no damage. The fire on East 10th occurred on the Roger Brownlee property. It was a controlled fire which became out of control and burned 160 acres before it was brought under control after two hours of fire suppression. Both fires were managed by the efforts of five different fire departments that included South Haven, Oxford, Mayfield, Argonia and Wellington. There were 13 fire personnel fighting one or both fires.No one was injured.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Region 10 schools going smart, solar in 2019

first_imgStarting in 2019, the Region 10 Department of Education will be focusing on the green initiative and bringing schools on board to rely on renewable energy.Regional Education Officer of Region 10 (ag) Keane Adams says solar panels will be installed in more schools in the new year. Another transition the department will be making is to transform traditional chalkboard classrooms into smart classrooms which will revolutionise learning to meet the standards of a technological educational sector.“That is one criterion we are trying to fill, come 2019, we will have more solar energies in all schools and in 2019 too, we will have smart classrooms where children will be better able to interact, it will no longer be chalk and talk, so we are getting there,” Adams told the Department of Information.For this new term, most schools were given a facelift, allowing the children to commence the new school term in a cleaner, brighter and more conduciveKeane Adamsenvironment. The focus, according to Adams, was the beautification of sanitary blocks, the physical infrastructure and the overall aesthetics of the school, so that children, as well as teachers, can feel more comfortable and learning can be done more effectively.“I am happy and elated that children are better accommodated because for Region 10, we would have exhausted our budget for furniture and equipment, schools are better equipped. We are not 100 per cent, but we are better than where we were six months ago. We are a bit more comfortable,” Adams is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The schools that would have seen extensive refurbishing are the South Amelia’s Ward, Pine Street, Republic Avenue, Kwakwani Water Front, Kwakwani Park, Retrieve Nursery Schools, the Mackenzie and Watooka Day Primary Schools and the Christianburg Wismar and the Linden Foundation Secondary School as well the Mackenzie High School amongst others. Refurbishing works include tiling, painting, ceiling, replacement of equipment and furniture and other improvement works to the physical structure of the school.last_img read more