Carmelo Anthony thanks New York as trade to Thunder becomes official

Carmelo Anthony expressed his love and appreciation for New York in a letter posted to his website Monday morning. The trade that sent the 33-year-old Anthony to the New York Knicks from the Oklahoma City Thunder became official on Monday. “From the day I first met you, I knew we were meant to be together,” Anthony wrote in the letter published to thisismelo.com and entitled “Dear New York.” The deal, in which Doug McDermott, Enes Kanter and the Chicago Bulls’ 2018 second round draft pick head to New York, ends Anthony’s six-and-a-half-year tenure in New York. The 14-year veteran was traded there from Denver during the 2010-11 season. “The one… Read More

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Cavaliers ‘hopeful’ Isaiah Thomas will return in January

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Monday that they are “hopeful” Isaiah Thomas will be in line to return in January. The Cavaliers point guard is currently rehabilitating from his hip injury and was initially expected to be back later in the calendar year. Thomas was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston in the summer. …read more Source:: Sportsnet.ca

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Is Rihanna Launching Fenty Skin-Care Products, Too?

Rihanna has never been the type to hold anything back, be it her views on education reform or her nipples (yes, even if it means getting temporarily banned from Instagram). And if her decision to announce her major upcoming holiday collection — complete with brand-new products and formulas not included in the initial launch — just two short weeks after Fenty Beauty officially hit shelves is anything to go by, the star isn’t planning on keeping her future releases any more under wraps than her disdain for fans who ask how she came up with the brand’s name. But the news of yet another prospective Fenty launch comes courtesy not… Read More

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North Korea says it has right to shoot down US planes

By Carol Morello | Washington Post North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday asserted that the pariah state has the right to defend itself by shooting down U.S. planes, even if they are not in the country’s airspace. Ri Yong Ho, speaking to reporters at a hotel across the street from the United Nations, said President Donald Trump’s comments at the General Assembly last week constituted a declaration of war. “The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” he said. “Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot… Read More

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower is everything fans want from Studio Ghibli

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. In 2014, a ripple of panic went through animation fandom as the media reported that Studio Ghibli, the beloved Japanese production company behind movies like My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Kiki’s Delivery Service, was shutting down. With the latest retirement of co-founder Hayao Miyazaki (who has retired, then returned to feature animation, multiple times now), the rumor was that the studio would close. The reality has been more complicated. Ghibli still exists, but it hasn’t made a new film since 2014’s When… Read More

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed: Sorry About the Controversy! We Were Joking!

Ian Somerhalder isn’t just our fancast to play the titular character in a Captain Planet movie that absolutely needs to happen. He and his wife, Nikki Reed, are both very environmentally conscious. So they were natural choices to present at the 2017 Environmental Media Association Awards. But this came on the back of a huge controversy about the couple. We didn’t really get into this last week, and that’s our bad. We blame our distraction on Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy. Nikki Reed gave birth to the couple’s first child back in August. That’s a happy and wonderful occasion, but retroactively marred by a comment made by Ian on Dr. Berlin’s Informed… Read More

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What you need to know on Wall Street today

Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider’s summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Sign up here to get the best of Business Insider delivered direct to your inbox. It’s crunch time for the latest Republican healthcare bill – and it doesn’t look good. Republican lawmakers in the Senate are days away from perhaps a final deadline on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a seminal promise from the party for more than seven years. Meanwhile, the newest version of the bill is already getting a slew of brutal reviews. In Wall Street news, Steve Cohen took a big step in launching his massive new hedge fund,… Read More

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Ed Sheeran Surprises Patients at Boston Children’s Hospital with Acoustic Set: ‘He Was an A+ Class Act’

Ed Sheeran knows how to put a smile on kids’ faces. The “Castle on the Hill” singer popped by the Ryan Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital on Saturday before his second concert of the weekend at the TD Garden. Sheeran played several of his hits for a group of 100 adoring young fans and chatted in an interview with the children. Dressed in black glasses and a Duluth Pack hooded sweatshirt, the 26-year-old played an acoustic version of “Shape of You” for the crowd. He also took a request from one little girl to perform “LEGO House.” “Ed said he hadn’t sang it in a long time, but he’d… Read More

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Report: Grades for Utah elementary/middle schools dip statewide

SALT LAKE CITY — Slightly more Utah elementary and middle schools on average received D’s and F’s in 2017, slightly more earned C’s, and fewer earned A’s and B’s, according to data state education officials are expected to release Monday. The statewide averages were released Monday morning by Canyons School District in a comparison with its school grades, with 78 percent of Canyons elementary and middle schools receiving A or B grades this year — up 5 percent from last year, according to district officials. Two of Canyons’ Title I schools experienced the most growth, with East Midvale Elementary jumping to a B grade after last year’s D. Sandy Elementary,… Read More

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