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first_imgWhen the electric light was invented, education reformers thought the school day would be transformed. After all, that new technology offered the possibility to educate students at any time of the day or night.Not much has changed on that score since Thomas Edison’s creation, however — nor since the invention of the automobile, the telephone, television, or any other transformative technology of the past 100 years. For all the hopes of technophiles, most children’s school days still follow the agrarian calendar and run from 9 to 3.It’s easy to get excited about the possibilities afforded by 21st century technology, from mobile phones to cloud computing to social media. But when it comes to truly transforming broken education systems at home and abroad, said IBM Foundation President Stanley S. Litow, one thing is clear: “We need a little humility.”“You open one great restaurant, and everybody will want to copy you,” said Stanley S. Litow (right), former deputy chancellor of the New York City schools. “You have one terrific school, and everybody will give you 10 or 20 reasons why it won’t work for them.” Seated to the left is David Barth of the U.S. Agency for International Development.“Technology is a critical tool,” Litow said Thursday (March 31) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). “It’s people who make the change.”With that in mind, Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) brought together dozens of education leaders and entrepreneurs, including Litow, for a three-day think tank, “Educational Innovation and Technology: Leveraging Technology to Enhance the Relevancy and Quality of Education,” held March 31 through April 2.Technology’s ability to transform education “is still very much a promise,” said the event’s organizer, Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of International Education and co-chair of the Advanced Leadership Initiative. To explore that promise, more than 40 speakers convened to talk about everything from online learning to training teachers in technological tools to the role of gaming and “edutainment” in the classroom.In many places, technology, particularly widespread Internet access, has “opened up the world,” Reimers said, by helping people to access information about how their school compares with others by allowing students, parents, and activists to organize to demand improvements in their school districts.But in some ways, “technology and innovation [in education] have had a very long infancy,” Reimers said. Most school systems lack the revenue to experiment with innovative technological tools in their schools, and few high-profile leaders have stepped up to show the way to the schools of the future.Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of International Education and co-chair of the Advanced Leadership Initiative, organized the three-day think tank, “Educational Innovation and Technology: Leveraging Technology to Enhance the Relevancy and Quality of Education.”The think tank will help build a community of leaders and ideas by allowing business leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and activists to collaborate, said Rosabeth Moss Kanter, HBS’s Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration and the chair and director of the initiative.“Just as ‘health’ isn’t just the hospital, or the ‘city’ isn’t just city hall, ‘education’ isn’t just the school,” Kanter said.America can’t simply bulldoze every public school and start from scratch, Kanter said. Modern technology, with its ability to connect students, teachers, and ideas across continents in an instant, “gives us a chance to do some reinvention without having to tear down the whole system.”The conference is using technology to take its ideas global. In the run-up to the think tank, Harvard Business Review hosted a three-week series on the topic of innovations in education, which drew 27,000 readers. The public can also watch the conference live on the ALI website and participate in a real-time discussion on the ALI’s Facebook page.Building a collaborative atmosphere around issues in education is the first step, many participants agreed, in overcoming the bias against experimentation that can pervade schools. Often the most innovative and creative schools, such as the highly individualized, technology-laden School of One in New York, become “islands of excellence,” Litow said, rather than successes that can be replicated and taken to a larger scale.“You open one great restaurant, and everybody will want to copy you,” said Litow, former deputy chancellor of the New York City schools. “You have one terrific school, and everybody will give you 10 or 20 reasons why it won’t work for them.”When it comes to mobilizing support for change, he said, “technology might be the answer.”U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller offer the introductory remarks at the three-day Advanced Leadership Initiative think tank at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.last_img read more


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first_imgGrammy Award-winning composer and conductor Craig Hella Johnson will lead a performance of his groundbreaking choral work “Considering Matthew Shepard” at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Feb. 5The piece, composed in honor of the gay University of Wyoming student who was murdered in a hate crime in 1998, is dramatic and moving simply by the nature of its genre-crossing stylistic outreach. But this particular performance of the fusion oratorio promises to be even more so.As the show nears its finale, members of the audience will stand. These audience members — Harvard students, 110 of them in groups of seven or eight — will begin to sing, adding their voices to those of vocalists from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee to swell the emotional climax of the piece.The involvement of the Harvard Choruses is designed to spread a message of “unity and inclusion,” said Andrew G. Clark, a senior lecturer in music and director of choral activities. This is true for the student musicians, as well as the audience. And for many of the Harvard singers, it will be a welcome return. About 150 members of the student ensembles performed the work in its entirety in April.“It was a really powerful experience,” said Michael Leonard ’17, a tenor with the Collegium Musicum. Leonard participated in April and will be one of the student singers at Symphony Hall. “What struck me was how relevant the material is today, with violence against LGBT people,” he said. “It feels important to think about the message of the piece today.”The show is the first major collaboration of the new joint degree program between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (formerly Berklee College of Music). As Clark explained, the Harvard group was invited “because we had performed the work before and because of the new partnership.” Fourteen-year-old Matthew Shepard in his family’s kitchen. Courtesy of the Matthew Shepard FoundationClark sees Shepard’s youth as one reason the piece has a special resonance for the student performer. Shepard was only 21 when he was killed, roughly the same age as many of the Harvard vocalists. In addition, said Leonard, the readings — some voicing the words of Shepard’s parents, others the words of the Westboro Baptist Church protesters at his funeral — were “very difficult to sing.”Overall, Clark explained, “the students were emboldened to think and act upon these issues of inclusion, prevention of hate crimes. Many of our students were sharing ways they could get involved. It kind of catalyzed their spirit of advocacy and activism.”That spirit is, if anything, more relevant today, Clark said, speaking during the first week of the Trump administration.“We came back to this music that maybe two-thirds of our students had performed back in the spring of last year,” he said. “It was really powerful to reconnect to all of the emotional associations we had with that experience and at the same time consider what it means today — to rehearse a piece on the same day in which it’s announced that we’re going to build a wall and cut off funding for sanctuary cities.”Ultimately, the show welcomes listeners of all ages, with a bold blend of recitation and both classical and contemporary styles.“It does have a resonance or a connection with choral music history while also innovating in really important ways,” said Clark.last_img read more


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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsAll homeowners should know the drill by now: You end up waiting until the first autumn chill is in the air before you start making sure your house is ready for winter.Sure, you might have put off these easy maintenance projects all summer, but now that Labor Day has come and gone, it’s time to prepare your place to be in peak condition—long before the cold weather arrives. Think of it as saving on your fuel bill and putting the money in the bank—or in your holiday fun fund.It’s understandable why you might want to procrastinate when it’s hot outdoors. That’s natural. Or you might believe the tasks are just too demanding and complicated for the weekend warrior to tackle. That’s a mistake you don’t need to make. It’s much simpler than you think to follow these easy tips from Alure Home Improvements. If your house could speak, it’d probably thank you when you’re done.First, check the outside of your house for cracks in the exposed foundation, especially where pipes or wires enter the house. Look around the windows and door frames for gaps that could prove costly when the winter energy bills are added up as your warm air inside starts flowing out. All you need to do is caulk and seal the openings with water-resistant material.If you see any paint peeling off or blistering on the outside of your house, that’s a sign that the siding is losing protection. Left untreated, it will eventually deteriorate, and that will definitely be an expensive repair job. See if you can add another coat of a tough exterior paint to prevent that from happening.Make sure your gutters and downspouts can do what they’re meant to do—before the heavy rains and winter snows come and it’s too late. Now is the time to remove all the leaves and debris. Flush the gutters with water from your garden hose to ensure that the downspouts aren’t clogged. A free-flowing downspout helps prevent ice dams from forming on your roof and damaging it. Replace your old and leaky gutters with new models that come with built-in leaf guards. Just be sure no yellow jackets or wasps have chosen to build their nests in there before you start repairing your gutters!Now, take a good look at your roof. If shingles are loose or missing, bad weather could do some serious damage to your home. If the situation looks bad, you should have a licensed professional inspect the roof closer. Of course, Allure Home Improvements is always ready to help you.Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsHere’s another tip. Make sure the gap where your garage door meets the ground isn’t large enough to allow in a small animal, or, worse, winter snow and ice. Add weather-stripping to the door and make the seal tight. Your job isn’t done until you’ve organized your garage and thrown out everything you no longer need. Then put your winter shovels and snow blowers where you can access them easily. If it’s been a while since you ran your blower, now’s the time to test it out.Inspect your outdoor railings and your front and back outdoor steps. If the handrails remain loose, they won’t support someone coming up your stoop who is suddenly slipping on the ice and needs them for support. Also check your porches, patios and decks to make sure they’re in good shape. Store your outdoor furniture and cover your barbecue grill securely. Better yet: Move it into the garage.Now, this is really important: Drain all your garden hoses and store them inside your garage so they won’t be exposed to the elements all winter. Shut off all your outdoor water valves before the first frost comes and drain any leftover water from them. If you don’t do that, the faucets could freeze and break the pipes.As for your lawn, don’t think that because it’s autumn, you don’t have anything to do but rake the leaves. You should add fertilizer with a high phosphorous mix to make sure your grass is healthy once winter is over. Also, take the time to reseed those dry patches and plant flower bulbs that will bloom in the spring. You’ll be glad you did!And that’s what it’s all about: keeping up with the seasons, rather than letting them beat you!last_img read more


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first_imgChinese state-backed hackers have also been targeting vaccine-makers, the US government said in July while announcing criminal charges.Microsoft said most of the targets — located in Canada, France, India, South Korea and the United States — were “directly involved in researching vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.” It did not name the targets but said most had vaccine candidates in various stages of clinical trials.The company identified one of the state-backed hacker groups as Fancy Bear, the Russian military agents who Britain’s National Cyber Security Center said in July were behind such intrusion attempts. Two others were North Korea’s Lazarus Group and a group Microsoft calls Cerium.- Advertisement – Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers.It said in a blog post Friday that most of the attacks in recent months were unsuccessful, but provided no information on how many succeeded or how serious those breaches were.- Advertisement – At the same time, coronavirus cases are surging. In the US, deaths per day have soared more than 40 percent over the past two weeks to an average of more than 1,100, the highest level in three months.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement – Most of the break-in efforts involved attempts to steal the login credentials of people associated with the targeted organisations. The Lazarus Group posed as job recruiters while Cerium targeted spear-phishing emails that masqueraded as missives from World Health Organization representatives, Microsoft said.The blog post coincided with an appearance by Microsoft president Brad Smith at an international forum calling on nations to protect health care facilities from cyberattacks. This year, the Paris Peace Forum is taking place online.Optimism about a COVID-19 vaccine has grown since pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced earlier this week that preliminary data showed its vaccine to be 90 percent effective.- Advertisement –last_img read more


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first_imgFor instance, players’ representative on the board of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), Abdulmumuni Babalola is threatening not to let go as  nothing will stop him from lifting the 2019 Central Bank Senior Tennis trophy.Besides, other top stars also eyeing the mouth-watering prize money include, Imeh Joseph, Clifford Enosoregbe, Christian Paul, Sunday Maku and Michael Michael. Not forgetting Henry Atseye, John Otu, Shehu Lawal and Sunday Igbinovia  among othersJust as it is with the men, category, the women’ singles is not going be anything different  considering  the type of opposition expected  from Charity Agugbom, Blessing Samuel, Aanu Aiyegbusi,  Ronke Akingbade, Blessing Anuna, Margaret Oladunjoye and junior sensation, Oyinlomo Quadri amongst others.Secretary General of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Mariam Akande, however revealed yesterday that a total of seven players (4 men and 3 women) were granted wild card entry to feature in the Main Draw.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With the qualifying series of the 41st Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Tennis Tournament concluded yesterday real action will commence in the Main Draw chat round of 64 today.Though the championship is being observed in men and women singles, men and women doubles and the wheelchair categories, the main focus is the men’s singles  and women’s singles events where the main attraction is the  star prize  money of N700,000 at stake for each category.The defending champions, Sylvester Emmanuel and Sarah Adegoke   are expected to fight with their last breath if they must  retain their titles.last_img read more


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first_imgJunior forward Jon Leuer, a Minnesota native, is expected to return from a wrist injury Thursday against the Gophers at Williams Arena.[/media-credit]A year ago, then-No. 17 Minnesota won at the Kohl Center for the first time in 17 years. The overtime loss was the second of six in a row and a devastating one for Wisconsin, which had led by as many as 14 points with 14:08 remaining in regulation.Seven weeks later, Wisconsin lost once more at Minnesota despite again leading with only two minutes remaining in that crucial early March matchup.Combine last year’s series sweep with four Minnesota natives on the Badgers’ roster — Jared Berggren (Princeton), Mike Bruesewitz (St. Paul), Jon Leuer (Orono) and Jordan Taylor (Bloomington) — and Thursday’s matchup with the Gophers is one several UW athletes have been anticipating since the schedule was released.“It’s always fun to go play at Williams Arena,” Taylor said of the game. “It’s always incentive when you get to play in front of your friends and family. But either way, we have to just go and play the way we play.”Last season, guard Lawrence Westbrook led the Gophers in each of the team’s two meetings, scoring 29 points — including a game-tying three at the end of regulation — at the Kohl Center in Minnesota’s Jan. 15, 2009 upset of UW.Westbrook, a senior, continues to lead the way for Minnesota, averaging 13.4 points per game while also averaging 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. Two other Gopher upperclassmen, guard Blake Hoffarber and forward Damian Johnson also average double-digit points, putting up 11.6 and 10.0 points per game, respectively.Wisconsin’s biggest challenge against UM will be the length of the Gophers, which is similar to that of Illinois, a team the Badgers lost to last week at home.“I look back at the games that we played last year, and boy, just some of the things they can do with the passing lanes — and especially for us with out lineup — it can make a difference,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said Monday in his weekly press conference. “But I thought up there we played them pretty tough.”If his return to practice Monday is any indication, the return of junior forward Jon Leuer from injury should give Wisconsin a significant boost as they travel to Minneapolis. Leuer practiced for the first time after fracturing a bone in his left wrist on Jan. 9 and is expected to return to game action Thursday, 40 days to the date of the injury.Leuer, who averages 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, should be able to use his size to help the Badgers inside on both ends, an area in which UW has struggled in his absence.“However he can get back in and contribute, he’s more than willing to do so,” senior guard Jason Bohannon said of Leuer. “When you get him back like that and having him to take the pressure off the guards, and having him to take the big guy out of the paint because he’s hitting open threes — that’s really tough on a defense.”As Bohannon mentioned, he along with Taylor and senior guard Trevon Hughes should figure to be able to penetrate more easily with Leuer drawing defenders out of the lane while also getting more open shots if he establishes a strong post presence.Considering all three have shown an ability to lead the team in scoring as well, the addition of Leuer’s 15.4 points per game average should boost the offense back to as strong or stronger than it was before the injury suffered by the native of Orono, Minn.In addition to the next game being his first back, Leuer’s home is less than 30 minutes from Williams Arena, which should result in a number of family and friends making the short trip east to see how well he’ll bounce back from his injury.Leuer insists, though, it was not a planned thing.“It was just a coincidence that, being from Minnesota, and we’re going to Minnesota,” Leuer said. “I’ll have some family there and it will be nice to see them, but it really had no bearing on whether I was going to be back or not.“The only thing that we were worried about is if I was going to be healthy. We didn’t want to have any doubts going into it, and we don’t now.”last_img read more


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first_imgBlaylock sets the tone for the Bruins on defense, leading the team in tackles and forced fumbles. His ability to make plays in both the run and short passing game is a huge boost for the Bruins, but mistakes like blown tackles are a consistent issue for him. What version of Blaylock shows up Saturday will have a lot to do with how well UCLA counters freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis and the USC passing attack.  A big part of that collapse came because of an offensive line that couldn’t protect its quarterback. The Bruins gave up five sacks, and it was clear that Thompson-Robinson was rattled most of the night. UCLA can’t rely solely on Kelley and Thompson-Robinson to carry it; it needs strong outings from other weapons to get going.  Kelley’s ability to produce at such a high level creates opportunities for sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Thompson-Robinson seems far more comfortable in this offense than he did last season, and it has shown in his ability to create big plays through the air. Take a look at the rest of our collaboration with The Daily Bruin: We don’t talk enough about Dorian Thompson-Robinson pic.twitter.com/ZD0A3hDeTZ— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) November 17, 2019 Weakness: Turnovers, converting on third down X Factors: Redshirt junior running back Demetric Felton, redshirt freshman wide receiver Kyle Philips Here’s Darnay Holmes running 1st Round pick N’Keal Harry’s route for him.And then subsequently taking it to the house. pic.twitter.com/K0XmbkzkDL— Carter Donnick (@CDonnick3) June 20, 2019 Unfortunately for the Bruins, the sophomore has struggled mightily with ball protection. Thompson-Robinson has thrown 10 picks on the year, and he’s fumbled the football 10 times. Over the Bruins’ recent three-game win streak, it seemed that he and the team had improved in that regard, but last week’s matchup against Utah showed that progress to be little more than a mirage.  The Bruins turned the ball over five times — four courtesy of their quarterback — and were reduced to a smoking husk of themselves for the duration of the contest, held to a pitiful 3 points. Run-pass percentage: 53.9% run, 46.1% pass Explosive plays are the calling card of this Bruin offense, and Thompson-Robinson’s deep ball makes that possible. When comfortable, he can hurl bombs.  Strength: Splash plays UCLA sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson has struggled with turnovers this season. ( Liz Ketcham / Daily Bruin ) For almost a month, it looked like the UCLA offense might be the best in the Pac-12. After a 1-5 start to the season, the Bruins appeared to have righted the ship, rattling off three straight double-digit wins against Pac-12 opponents on the back of the conference’s most productive offense. UCLA Offense Base offense: Pro-style with a dash of pistolcenter_img The Bruins are liable to get torched in the secondary, and their pass rush is no serious threat either. It’s likely that their recent defensive “success” was a result of the poor offensive opponents. After all, this is the same unit that gave up 63 points to Washington State only seven games ago. One way or another, UCLA will have its hands full this week with Slovis and the Trojan offense coming off of a dominant 462-yard, five-touchdown performance against Cal. Weakness: Most things Head coach Chip Kelly has been willing to embrace a run-first philosophy, as evidenced by UCLA’s run-pass ratio in a conference where traditional pro-style stalwarts like USC have shifted to newer Air Raid systems.  He’s also improved at making short-area reads, something he struggled with early in his career. He has a handsome 17 touchdowns to go with 2,056 passing yards so far; he’ll likely end the season nearly doubling his output from last year.  UCLA Defense Redshirt senior running back Joshua Kelley has been a force this year, rushing for 939 yards and 10 touchdowns so far. The Trojans shouldn’t need to look at the stat sheet to know what he can do — last year, he dropped 289 yards and two touchdowns on them as he led the Bruins past USC for the first time in four years. Kelley is a patient runner — he needs to be, given UCLA’s unreliable offensive line.  The Bruins have plenty of talent on that side of the ball, which makes it possible for the defense to play better than its ranking at times. Senior linebackers Krys Barnes and Lokeni Toailoa are both adept at playing the run, and junior cornerback Darnay Holmes is an athletic marvel.  Redshirt freshman wide receiver Kyle Philips is a capable threat on the outside, leading the team with five receiving scores. Redshirt junior Demetric Felton is as good of a multi-purpose running back as there is in the Pac-12, evidenced by his 807 scrimmage yards. Both will need to get involved in a critical game for an offense that needs to rediscover its identity. This is not a good defense. UCLA allows an average of 33.7 points per game — “good” for 100th in the country — and gives up an abysmal 442 passing yards per game. Strength: Explosive plays Base defense: 3-4 with a lot of nickel X Factor: Sophomore safety Stephan Blaylock Over that three-game stretch, UCLA averaged 36 points per game. In fact, in the team’s last six games before Saturday’s blowout loss to Utah, the Bruins posted a remarkably healthy 478 yards per game. They generated that offense in balanced fashion, averaging 261 yards through the air and 217 on the ground.  Though the Bruins allow a respectable 143.6 yards per game on the ground, there’s no area where they consistently find success as a unit. Their outing against Stanford was the group’s best; the Bruins allowed only 16 points and 198 yards on the night in a stifling performance.  Blitz tendency: Mediumlast_img read more


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first_imgWhat is Phase 2?If Phase 2 is necessary, it will occur after the eight teams are eliminated and before the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and will only include the eight teams eliminated to determine whichever top-3 seeds needed to be selected.Once the top three seeds are established, the remaining slots will be assigned to the 12 teams that did not win a draw in inverse order of their points percentages at the time of the season’s pause.In this phase, all eight teams will have the same 12.5 percent odds. The 2019-20 NHL season going on pause back on March 12 brought the uncertainty of what it would mean for the 2020 NHL Draft and the lottery.While the timing for the NHL Draft is still technically to be determined — as it’ll be after the pushed-back start of Stanley Cup playoffs  — the date and format for the lottery were announced by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. And the format … it’s a doozy. With unprecedented times comes an unprecedented draft lottery regarding the order of selection of the next generation of NHL talent. “One of the things that went into the decision to create a new lottery system was for the advantage of the seven clubs who aren’t resuming play…that they have the ability to engage with their fan base on something during that long pause between games,” said NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly on a call with reporters Tuesday. “We thought the draft lottery was a way to create excitement, create a way for those teams to engage with their fan base, get some certainty early on and not going into kind of a long slumber of creating waves and buzz over the summertime.”NHL DRAFT 2020: SN’s latest mock | Central Scouting’s final rankingsWhat we do know is that the only officially postseason-eliminated team, the Detroit Red Wings still have the best chance of winning the top pick, and that pick is expected to be Alexis Lafreniere.The Rimouski Oceanic and Hockey Canada star has been the consensus No. 1 pick for months, if not years, and should be suiting up in 2020-21. The only question is for whom.There’s a lot to unpack for the lottery, but Sporting News has all of the info to get you primed and ready for where your team could be drafting come the fall.How does the NHL Draft Lottery work in 2020?PhasesThe NHL announced that the lottery could happen in two phases, depending on how Phase 1 goes.In the first phase, there will be three draws involving 15 teams — technically. The seven teams that do not make the Round Robin or Qualifying Round will automatically be entered into the lottery. To fill out the remaining eight teams, because it’ll be done before games are played, they’ll be listed Teams A-H.There will then be three draws, in order, for the first-overall pick, second-overall pick and third-overall pick.So, here’s when it gets a little tricky.If those three picks include any of the Teams A-H, there will be a Phase 2. If none of the top three picks are Teams A-H, there will not be a Phase 2. What happens when all three picks are won by Teams 1-7?So, if things play out properly where three of the seven worst teams garner the top three picks, the remaining four teams in the seven-team group will be slotted 4-7 based on points percentage at the time of the regular-season pause.Then, positions 8-15 will be assigned to the eight teams that do not advance from the Qualifying Round, in inverse order of their points percentage at the time of the regular-season pause.Stanley Cup playoffs: Everything we know about the NHL’s potential resumptionWhat time does the 2020 NHL Draft lottery start?Date: Friday, June 26Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PTTV channel: NBCSN (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)Phase 1 of the NHL Draft lottery drawing will take place at 8 p.m. ET on June 26. NBC Sports will broadcast the drawing live in the United States followed by a half-hour special NHL Live. For viewers in Canada, the drawing can be seen on Sportsnet.2020 NHL Draft lottery oddsTEAMPTS. PCT.ODDS1. Detroit Red Wings.27518.5%2. Ottawa Senators.43713.53. Ottawa Senators (via SJS).43711.54. Los Angeles Kings.4579.55. Anaheim Ducks.4728.5 6. New Jersey Devils.493*7.57. Buffalo Sabres.493*6.58. Team An/a6.09. Team Bn/a5.010. Team Cn/a3.511. Team Dn/a3.012. Team En/a2.513. Team Fn/a2.014. Team Gn/a1.515. Team Hn/a1.0*Buffalo Sabres ranked higher than New Jersey Devils on the basis of higher regulation/OT win percentage (Buffalo, .406 ROW%; New Jersey, .348 ROW%)NHL 2019-20 regular season: Bruins, Pastrnak, Ovechkin, Draisaitl and morelast_img read more


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first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonMillie is a 6-8 year old spayed, female Labrador Retriever mix. Millie is a super happy girl, her tail is always wagging and she squirms with joy when she sees you. Millie knows some of the basic obedience commands and looks for approval. This sweet girl is ready to find her very own home where she can become a loyal member of your familyWe have many great dogs and always need volunteers.  To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton.  Our contact information is www.adoptapet-wa.org or contact us at [email protected] or (360) 432-3091.last_img