Sharks top rankings of all 31 NHL teams’ defense groups

The Erik Karlsson trade caused a seismic shift in the defensive landscape in the NHL. Where do all 31 teams rank?
www.espn.com – NHL

Trade Grades: Sharks earn A- for Erik Karlsson heist

An all-world defenseman changes teams, with a somewhat underwhelming package heading the other way. We grade both GMs.
www.espn.com – NHL

For the Adventurous Traveler: The Most Amazing Places to Swim with Sharks

shark-week-holding

With Shark Week taking over not just the airwaves but all of the internet, Jaws turning 40 this year, and drones hovering over Carolina beaches looking for fins, dare we say sharks are having a moment? If the traditional beach vacation is beginning to feel a bit boring, here are a few places to get up-close and personal with some big fish—and what to do once you’ve toweled off.

 



miami shark week

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of Surfcomber

Miami Beach

 

Sharks: bull, tiger, lemon, and whale sharks, and hammerheads
Jaws factor: medium-high
Less than 90 miles north of Miami, Jupiter’s Emerald Charters takes certified scuba divers out on open-water dives, where you can keep an eye out for local sharks.
Back on dry land: Order stone crab claws and an heirloom-tomato Bloody Mary at Tom Colicchio’s Beachcraft in the newly opened 1 Hotel South Beach.
Stay: The Art Deco-style Surfcomber is just steps from the ocean on South Beach.

 



shark week belize

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of Ka’ana Resort

Belize

 

Sharks: whale sharks
Jaws factor: medium
Belize’s UNESCO-protected barrier reef is one of the longest in the world and home to giant—but gentle—whale sharks, which are especially easy to spot during full moons in late spring, when the sharks come to feed on snapper spawn.
Back on dry land: Rent a horse to explore the spectacular Xunantunich Mayan ruins.
Stay: In the jungle of western Belize, Ka’ana Resort in San Ignacio has Modernist pool villas and a spa incorporating ingredients from the on-site garden—and arranges trips to the shark-friendly Gladden Spit.

 



Philippines

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of El Nido Resorts

Philippines

 

Sharks: blacktip reef sharks
Jaws factor: low
Even the youngest guests at the El Nido Resort on Pangulasian Island in the western Philippines can snorkel with these friendly reef sharks at the property’s private coral reef.
Back on dry land: Take advantage of the secluded island by exploring the 750-meter white sand beach or taking a nature walk in the remarkably unspoiled forest.
Stay: For spectacular views, book a cottage overlooking the azure Bacuit Bay.

 



South Africa

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of Grootbos Nature Reserve

South Africa

 

Sharks: great whites
Jaws factor: off the charts
Marine Dynamics Shark Tours offers adrenaline-pumping cage dives (no scuba gear required) where just a bit of metal separates you from great whites.
Back on dry land: Sample pinot noir and sauvignon blanc from the nearby Overberg wine region.
Stay: At the very southern tip of Africa and home to penguins and whales, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers luxury lodges with canopy beds, fireplaces, and sweeping views of the Milkwood forests.

 



australia

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of Arajilla Resort

Australia

 

Sharks: Galapagos whaler sharks
Jaws factor: medium
A pristine spot on the Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island (less than two hour flight from Sydney) allows just 400 visitors at a time. Outfitters like Howea Divers offer dive courses and take visitors out to see the spotted Galapagos whaler sharks.
Back on dry land: Reserve a table at Pinetrees for kingfish pulled straight from the ocean.
Stay: At the northern end of the island, the cozy suites at the Arajilla Retreat are shaded by palms and Banyan trees.

 



Sri Lanka

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of Uga Escapes

Sri Lanka

 

Sharks: blacktip reef sharks
Jaws factor: medium-low
The coral reefs of Pigeon Island National Park shelter blacktip reef sharks—a species that likes to stay close to home—so you’re likely to see adults and juveniles on any given trip.
Back on dry land: Visit the local Koneswaram Temple, perched on a bluff over the bay.
Stay: Near Pigeon Island in Trincomalee, Uga’s Jungle Island resort is just what it sounds like, featuring an expanse of pristine ocean and deluxe thatched cottages.

 



Tahiti

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Kia Ora

Tahiti

 

Sharks: hammerheads, silvertips, and gray sharks
Jaws factor: high
In Rangiroa, an atoll in the South Pacific known as one of the best diving spots in the world (with visibility of 150 feet), a local outfitter like Topdive can take you out on scuba trips to shark-filled spots.
Back on dry land: Visit Gauguin’s Pearl to learn how Tahitian pearls are cultivated and pick out a strand or two.
Stay: Book a luxe Polynesian-style overwater bungalow at Hotel Kia Ora.

 

 



Turks and Caicos

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of Amanyara Resorts

Turks and Caicos

 

Sharks: whale sharks, reef sharks, and lemon sharks
Jaws factor: medium-high
The Amanyara resort has a resident marine biologist and dive master who can direct guests to the shark-filled spots to snorkel or dive—if you’re lucky you might even catch a tiger shark, bull shark, or hammerhead.
Back on dry land: Sip rum and try the local specialty conch salad at Da Conch Shack.
Stay: Amanyara’s property is so beautiful, you might be compelled to skip those close encounters with sharks.

 



Cape Cod

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of A little Inn on Pleasant Bay

Cape Cod

 

Sharks: blues, makos, threshers, great whites, and basking sharks
Jaws factor: high
Cape Cod Shark Adventures offers dives in cages and open-water dives for those daring enough to get close to the big fish.
Back on dry land: Toast to your adventures with a Surfman’s Check ESB brew from Devil’s Purse Brewing Co.
Stay: A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay is classic New England with neatly manicured lawns and wood-paneled bedrooms.

 



Mexico

Expand

Photo: Courtesy of Anti Resort

Mexico

 

Sharks: great whites
Jaws factor: extremely high
One of the best spots for coming eye-to-eye with a great white in the Western Hemisphere is off the coast of Baja, with several tours leaving from the Isla Guadalupe
Back on dry land: In Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe, sip wine produced just steps away and experience Baja cuisine at Origen in the eco-resort Encuentro Guadalupe.
Stay: Great White Adventures offers a five-day trip aboard the MV Solmar V leaving from San Diego, with luxurious quarters and plenty of time for cage diving.

The post For the Adventurous Traveler: The Most Amazing Places to Swim with Sharks appeared first on Vogue.

Vogue
BEAUTY TIPS & UPDATES BY GABBY LOVE! –Get free shipping everyday on orders $ 35+ at Beauty.com plus earn 5% back!
Gabby Loves Avon #2-
Avon

Woman Rants About Ocean Dangers Because It’s The ‘Shark’s House’

This is a wholesome, God-fearing, shark-fearing, bear-fearing woman.

Veronica “Pooh” Nash Poleate posted this video to her Facebook because she has a dire warning for the people of Earth: Stay out of the ocean. As she explains, the ocean is the “shark’s house” and “he has the right to eat you when you’re in his house.”  

“When chickens come in my house, guess what?” You know how this goes. 

Her advice doesn’t stop at sharks, though. Poleate also insists that you stay out of the woods. “Don’t go fooling around with the bears.”

This women is humanity’s greatest protector. Daily videos would be fine with us. There are other dangers in the world that need her attention.

 

To subscribe to our HuffPost Entertainment WhatsApp account:

1. Download WhatsApp on your phone.

2. Save this number, 347-334-1794, in your phone’s contacts.

3. Text “POP” to that number via your WhatsApp account.

You can unsubscribe at any time by texting “STOP” to the same number.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.



Comedy – The Huffington Post
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS-Visit Mobile Playboy today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

From sharks to ‘Shrek’ to superheroes

Since ‘Jaws’ launched the summer blockbuster era 40 years ago, the season has become a boxing ring for box-office supremacy. Here are some of the films that emerged as champions.


CNN.com – Entertainment

GamersGate: The World's Largest Online Game Store

Thornton: Sharks GM ‘needs to shut his mouth’

San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton is firing back after general manager Doug Wilson told season-ticket holders that Thornton was stripped of the team captaincy because the pressure and stress became too much.
ESPN.com – NHL

Metallica On Ice: Rockers Light It Up for San Jose Sharks NHL Game

For years, the San Jose Sharks have come out to the ice each home game to the Metallica song “Seek and Destroy.”
On Wednesday night, the band was on…
Billboard.com Music News

Hot entertainment tips and specials!
Download FREE Music for your iPod® or any MP3 player!

Need those hard to get tickets?
Call Now: 877-516-9953

Pavelski, Sharks blank league-best Ducks

Antti Niemi earned his 30th NHL shutout, and third of the season, with 28 saves, Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game during a two-man advantage, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Wednesday night.
ESPN.com – NHL

Sharks’ Scott banned four games for punch

San Jose Sharks forward John Scott has been suspended by the NHL for four games, without pay, for punching Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman, the league announced Wednesday.
ESPN.com – NHL

Kanye Warns Of Sharks In The Water On ‘God Level’: Listen Here

Kanye West’s “God Level” is previewed in a new Adidas ad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
News