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New art installation highlights African Nova Scotian history in hieroglyphics

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The installation contains six panels, which use Egyptian hieroglyphics to encapsulate the journey of Africans who came to North America on slave ships and moved up through the United States to Nova Scotia.
'The installation contains six panels, which use Egyptian hieroglyphics to encapsulate the journey of Africans who came to North America on slave ships and moved up through the United States to Nova Scotia.'

One year later, Kawhi trade still leaves DeRozan in no-man’s land

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While we all know how the deal worked out for Toronto, the most significant move in Raptors history came at a unfortunate price for their most loyal star.
'One year ago today, the Toronto Raptors pulled off the biggest and best trade in franchise history — not that it’s exactly the most extensive list — acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for DeMar DeRozan , Jakob Poeltl, and a 1st-round pick. We all know how it worked out for the Raptors. They won a championship — a previously unthinkable notion and the best-case scenario (ok, second-best-case scenario. Retaining Leonard and keeping title hopes alive would have been best, obviously). We certainly all know how it worked out for Kawhi. In helping carry Toronto to a title, he had a playoff performance that rivals some of the greatest and most dominant we’ve ever seen, climbing the ladder to become the NBA’s alpha dog and arguably its best player, while using his newfound power to orchestrate landscape-altering moves to lure Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers where he’s poised to continue his winning ways. And we know how it worked out for Green, who parlayed his championship run in Toronto to a $15-million annual salary with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers. The trade opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the Raptors, and the team capitalized on just about every one of them, capturing the hearts of an entire nation of basketball fans, new and old, in the process. But it came at a price for their most loyal star. With possibly the exception of BFF Kyle Lowry, no player was as synonymous with the Raptors brand and organization as DeRozan. The price of hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy was losing a model franchise player — one the team would happily pay time and time again. But, one year later, DeRozan now finds himself fighting to stay out of no-man’s land when it comes to the NBA’s hierarchy, like the teams that aren’t good enough to compete for a title but too good to tank. Fitting, I suppose, given that’s where DeRozan’s Raptors teams stood for much of his Toronto tenure. Ironically, this time last year you it seemed like DeRozan stood to be a major winner in the deal. The Raptors’ all-time leading scorer was clearly hurt and felt betrayed — a feeling that may never go away — but the move to San Antonio was poised to be a godsend. Sure, the Raps were getting the best player and improving their title odds considerably — two significant accomplishments in any trade. But, remember, Kawhi’s mysterious health status (he missed all but nine games in 2017-18 and the timetable to returning to full strength was unclear), coupled with the many reports of how badly he didn’t want to be in Toronto didn’t exactly inspire confidence. DeRozan, meanwhile, was joining the most respected organization in sports, playing under a Hall of Fame coach who has built his name off of maximizing his players’ strengths, while the opportunities playing with an all-star like LaMarcus Aldridge – a calibre of big man DeRozan never teamed up with in Toronto — were equally promising. DeRozan played great for San Antonio, particularly coming out of the gates last season. He continued to expand his game, becoming the Spurs’ key facilitator and averaging career-highs in assists (6.2) and rebounds (6.0) per game while also raising his field-goal percentage from 45.6 per cent in 2018 to 48.1 per cent last season — the highest since he was a rookie a decade ago. But as the season wore on, some of the uglier realities of his new situation slowly set in. In San Antonio’s system, he posted his lowest usage rate since 2013, his fourth season in the league. His scoring dropped to 21 points per game, seven fewer than the 2017 season when Toronto reached the Conference Finals and the fewest since 2015. The Spurs snuck into the playoffs as the seventh seed, tied with the eighth-seed Clippers with a 48-34 record. In the post-season it felt like Déjà vu, with the 29 year-old tasked with carrying San Antonio and falling short when the team lost a hard-fought seven-game series to the Denver Nuggets in the first round. With the conference completely transformed this summer — the Clippers, Lakers, Nuggets, Rockets, and Jazz all improving greatly, and up-and-coming teams like the Kings, Pelicans, and Mavericks expected to take a step forward and compete for a playoff spot — it’s hard to see how DeRozan’s situation in San Antonio will improve. With two years left on his current deal, it’s also hard to see a team breaking the bank to anoint the four-time all-star as their go-to star the next time he enters free agency, like the Raptors were quick to do in 2017 when they inked him to a lucrative contract extension. Meanwhile, as DeRozan appeared stuck in neutral, Raptors fans were too caught up in their own playoff run to pay attention. But they no doubt still wished for his success. After all, countless fans mourned his loss immediately following the trade, when responses like this filled my timeline: No loyalty equals always being losers!! Leonard didn't wanna play for the Spurs…cuz of injury? DeRozan would take a bullet for Toronto. \'If\' Leonard comes to play you have a great new talent…you traded your \'heart and soul\' for an \'if\' Fools gold just like Drake — Christopher Borger (@Innercitychris) July 19, 2018 Once the season began, it became a lot easier to move on from DeRozan. Leonard’s next-level abilities were flat-out captivating — and clear from the very start. When he jumped this passing lane and stole the ball with his back to the passer you knew he was going to provide something special in Toronto. Kawhi no-look…steal?? pic.twitter.com/qb6x6oYC0v — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 25, 2018 The fans embraced Leonard like they had DeRozan. I mean, how could you not? But now, one year later, after a frenzied and furious summer of player movement, it’s just as easy to see how rare it is for a star player and franchise to commit to one another like DeRozan had in Toronto. For that, he will always be a Raptor. Here’s hoping he didn’t leave his best days behind once he became a Spur.'

Here’s What Your Sexual History Says About You

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How Your Sexual Past Could Explain A Lot About Who You Are
'What Your Sex and Dating History Says About You Each individual human is a special snowflake of a person, different from every other, and there is something beautiful about that. But as we go through life, the choices we make — which mattress to buy, when to show up to the party, whether to apply for that job or not — accumulate into personalities. You may feel unique, but to an outsider, you might register as a “type.” Meaning, you’re someone who can be lumped in with a whole group of similarly minded people who speak and act in certain ways. You might be someone who shops at a specific grocery store, listens to a certain type of music, or someone whose love life follows a certain pattern. Yes, our love lives can be very informative about who we are as people can’t help but categorize each other based on how they date, who they date, how long their relationships last, and so on. And really, there’s both a positive and negative spin to most dating identities out there. Depending on your viewpoint, a woman who primarily dates rich men could be derided as a shallow gold digger, or praised as someone who knows her worth. An older guy who dates younger women could be seen as a lecherous creep, or as a man capable of attracting the most beautiful women around. But what about the rest of us? What do our dating patterns look like, and what do they say about us? Here’s a look at five different types of guys and the meaning behind their love lives. So read on — you might recognize some guys you know .. or even yourself. 1. The Serial Monogamist The serial monogamist is a guy who is almost never single. If you fall out of touch for a few months, there’s a decent chance he’ll have a new partner the next time you run into him. He’s not necessarily blowing through sexual partners at an alarming rate, but there is something seemingly unhealthy about the fact that the one constant in his life is a serious partner, regardless of who it is. He’s managed to channel being attractive (whether physically, personality-wise or both) into never having to be lonely, and while that’s the dream for lots of other guys, the fact that none of his relationships last more than a year or two can mean he’s not exactly an ideal boyfriend. Pro: Relative Attractiveness Con: Afraid of Being Alone 2. The Player The player is a guy who’s constantly getting lucky. His life is a whirlwind of first dates , hookups, flings, trysts, affairs, ghostings and angry texts from scorned former lovers. His sexual partners feel like they hit the jackpot the moment they enter into his orbit … until things go downhill from there. To sleep with him is a roller coaster of sexual passion and emotional drama. He’s not interested in (or able to) stay with anyone for more than a month or two, and he might be sleeping with two or three other people all the while. Sure, being his friend can be exciting — he’ll regale you with eyebrow-raising tales of his kinky threesomes , along with the time he slept with seven different people in the same week — but it can also feel pretty exhausting since he tends to bail on boys’ night for yet another Tinder date a lot of the time. Pro: Sexually Dynamic Con: Unable to Settle Down 3. The Incel The incel (short for involuntarily celibate) is a guy who cannot seem to get laid, no matter what he does. Typically straight, he’ll often have a weird love/hate relationship with women, lusting after their attention while spurning them as an overall group. None of that might affect the relationships he has with male friends, but he’ll struggle as they settle into long-term romantic relationships, which he feels are keeping them apart. On the other hand, you can re-frame his stubbornness and inability to land a partner as a rough-around-the-edges form of self love. Rather than re-fashion himself completely in an attempt to find a relationship or a sexual partner, he’s going it alone as the truest version of himself. Pro: Unwilling to Compromise Con: Still Working Things Out in His Life 4. The Settle-Downer The settle-downer is a guy with dating behaviors probably seen as incredibly normal in the 20th century, but are now just weird. He met someone in his teens, dated them into his 20s, got married, and has thus far (to the best of your knowledge) only ever had sex with his spouse. In a culture where dating apps and hookup sex are the norm, a guy settling down young can be a nice throwback to a simpler time. On the other hand, it could be a sign that he’s deeply afraid of the unknown and change. Sure, the settle-downer might have met his soulmate at 15 years old … or he might be staying in a relationship that’s past its sell-by date because he can’t imagine striking out. The familiarity of being with this one person will seem great for a while, but if things eventually turn ugly, you’ll wish he’d casually dated a bit before going all-in on the relationship. Pro: Consistent Con: Afraid of Change 5. The Late Bloomer At first glance, the late bloomer might seem like an incel … that is, until things really turn around for him at some point in his mid-20s or later. Whether it’s because of a random hookup or first relationship, he’ll transition from that guy who was always lonely to a guy who isn’t. Watching a late bloomer come into his own can be a wild experience — on the one hand, you’re happy as hell that he’s finally thriving, and on the other hand, seeing someone go through stuff most guys experience much earlier in their lives can be embarrassing and/or frustrating. Of course, there’s a possibility that he’ll then immediately morph into a serial monogamist, a player or a settle-downer (or if things end up being a one-off, calcifying into an angry incel). Regardless of where things go, as the famous saying goes: It’s better to have loved and lost, even late in the game, than never to have loved at all. Pro: Goes at His Own Pace Con: Usually Late to the Game Of course, as identifiable as these types are, that doesn’t mean they’re all-consuming, nor are they carved in stone. You can be a lot more than your dating history, and with the right attitude, you can change your fate — if you so choose. You Might Also Dig: \t\t Are You Having Too Much Sex? \t\t\t The Incel Breakdown: Explaining What Incels Are \t\t\t How to Avoid Rebound Relationship Mistakes'