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NHL 21 Shows Off Its New Gameplay Improvements

EA Sports has posted an in-depth gameplay video for NHL 21 that covers a number of the key features and improvements coming to this year’s professional ice hockey game.

Starting with offensive gameplay, EA says the game is inspired by some of the NHL’s flashiest players including cover star Alex Ovechkin, Nikita Kucherov, and Connor McDavid. To that end, a number of new skill moves have been added, including “The Michigan,” the “no move” deke, the behind-the-net bank, and a between-the-legs one-timer. There are also new slip and chip dekes that players can use to get around defenders.

In particular, The Michigan move was performed for NHL 21 by stick-handling specialist Pavel Barber, as you can see in his own post on social media.

In the neutral zone, NHL 21 has introduced improved AI so your team moves like a unit instead of multiple players operating independently. AI overall should

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Reopening ceremony shows off improvements at Naperville’s Knoch Park

New athletic fields, walking paths and other amenities have been completed at Naperville’s Knoch Park, culminating a roughly two-year partnership between the park district and Naperville Unit District 203.

Park board President Mike Reilly said during a grand reopening ceremony Thursday for Knoch Park that “we had the need to expand pickleball to four courts because it is one of the fastest growing sports in the Naperville Park District, which I never ever heard of three or four years ago.”

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

In addition, Reilly said, “District 203 had the need for the girls softball field and the Naperville Park District had the need for the synthetic field for the residents.”

The upgrades were designed to address an increased need for athletic fields in the area, as well as to expand the park’s use by school athletes, park district participants and community members, officials said. The new features were shown off during

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Travelers Survey Shows Renewed Focus on Home Improvements During Pandemic

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The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced findings from its consumer pulse survey that measures perceptions about homeownership during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results indicate that consumers have been doing more projects around their homes since March, when the World Health Organization officially declared the pandemic.

As many families have transitioned to working from home and remote learning, the study shows that 41% of respondents appreciate their homes now more than ever. The survey indicates that nearly 1 in 5 consumers are in the market for a new home, while a large majority of respondents (75%) are making improvements to their current home, including:

  • Painting rooms (44%)

  • Starting a garden (41%)

  • Updating flooring (31%)

  • Painting the exterior (27%)

  • Building an outdoor play area (19%)

  • Undertaking a major renovation/remodel (10%)

The findings also reveal that consumers are

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What’s on TV Saturday plus Sunday Talk shows: ’60 Minutes’

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. You can find a printable PDF online at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.



Bob Woodward wearing a suit and tie: Author Bob Woodward ("Rage") will appear on the CBS newsmagazine series "60 Minutes" on Sunday. (Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images)


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Author Bob Woodward (“Rage”) will appear on the CBS newsmagazine series “60 Minutes” on Sunday. (Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images)

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Help! I Wrecked My House In the premiere of this new home improvement series a couple set out to create their dream home, but their skill isn’t up to par, and they are stuck with projects they can’t finish. Host Jasmine Roth steps in to rescue their half-finished kitchen, bathroom and backyard. With Scott Cross. 8 p.m. HGTV

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Coastal Elites Screenwriter Paul Rudnick wrote this satirical collection of monologues from contemporary characters

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Water Cooler: DIY home improvement shows making ripples on YouTube

Home renovation and do-it-yourself shows have made their way to a variety of networks, but you can find even more of them on Youtube. Watch renovation journeys, learn how to do renovations yourself, and even revisit past episodes of your favorite renovation shows. Here are a few to check out.

Wabi Sab – E

Hannah Cook and Elliot Wajchendler spent years renovating a 3-bedroom, 100-year-old farmhouse that sits on an idyllic rolling hill in Nova Scotia, Canada. They had a lot of horsehair plaster to peel off and interior structures to remove in order to reveal and modernize the home’s charming characteristics. They found gorgeous hand-hewn beams, a cozy brick fireplace and other gems. The best part about watching their journey is that because it isn’t a full-scale television production, you get to enjoy the intimacy of their entire renovation journey without any fluff. All of the real life frustrations,

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