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  1. The Caps should not have led that game at any time, but being up 2-0 and then 3-1 only to lose is a horrible outcome. Wonder why fans lose interest in teams? Games like yesterday are why. They were beaten like a rented mule on the pitch and then on the scoreboard.
  2. Going into next year I wouldn't be surprised to see Loui waive that modified clause, he probably wants a fresh start anyway. He's going to get paid where ever he goes.
  3. Just send him down, no need to be a Neanderthal about it. Treating players poorly does not help your organization with future signings.
  4. I'd take that deal, but one of the Canuck centers needs to be traded after that. E.P. Bo Hughes Gaudette Beagle Sutter Jack Hughes is a former first overall, you do the deal.
  5. It is funny, however in a few more years "Ignorant/ignorance" will be viewed as negative words. Meanings shift over time:
  6. At first, then B.C. using new info, started suggesting the use of same. Florida just kept on keeping on, no masks, and then re-opened everything. Not a hope in hades. NZ is 2,629 kilometers of ocean, away from her nearest neighbour.
  7. I swear I had not seen any ww2,/lights, talk when I posted, on page 993
  8. By doing the signing now, Jack will not be eligible for an offer sheet from any other team when he becomes an RFA.
  9. From the link Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro has directed the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta to change its standards of practice for physicians by July 20 in an attempt to stop the province's doctors from leaving their practices en masse due to an ongoing dispute over pay. "The standards do not go far enough to protect patients, particularly in rural or smaller communities," Shandro said in a bluntly worded June 18 letter, released at a CPSA meeting Wednesday. "Patients in these communities should not have to face an entire group of physicians withdrawing services." In the letter, Shandro tells the CPSA to change the standards of practice to "prohibit an entire group of physicians from withdrawing at the same time. This could be identified as 'job action' rather than a closure of a medical practice." Doctors should be required to give three months' notice before leaving a practice, the letter states. UPDATED Alberta health minister responds to doctors' survey with threat to reveal billings New health omnibus bill clears way for privatization, doctors' contracts Shandro directs the CPSA to ensure doctors "take steps to mitigate the impact of withdrawal of services, including making all reasonable efforts to ensure that other physicians are available to address patient needs." The college must "require physicians to provide effective alternative resources and/or arrangements for patients if they choose to withdraw services," the letter says. If the alternative arrangements are insufficient and create undue risk of harm to patients, "the college can require that some physicians involved in the withdrawal of services must continue to provide services until effective alternative resources and/or arrangements have been created," Shandro's letter says. Escalation in dispute with AMA The letter marks a dramatic escalation in the months-long dispute over pay between the Alberta Medical Association, which represents the province's doctors, and Shandro, who is imposing what the AMA says are significant funding cuts, especially to doctors in rural areas. In February, Shandro unilaterally ended the Alberta government's master agreement with the AMA and imposed a new funding framework. The AMA filed a lawsuit against the government in April, alleging Shandro's actions breached their charter rights. The province filed a statement of defence this week denying doctors' charter rights had been breached and accusing the doctors of "job action" for either withdrawing, or threatening to withdraw, their services. Last week, the AMA released a survey that suggested 42 per cent of the 1,740 doctors who responded are planning to leave the province. Another 87 per cent said they would alter their practices in response to the pay changes. Nearly half said they would change or withdraw services they provide to hospitals and other AHS facilities. Doctors in at least 10 communities, including Sundre, Pincher Creek and Lac La Biche, have already either withdrawn services or indicated they plan to leave. In 1 month this Alberta town's hospital could have no doctors, mayor fears Pincher Creek mayor worries hospital service will be interrupted as deadline looms to replace doctors Doctors in at least 44 rural Alberta communities to reduce services, according to survey Shandro responded to the AMA survey by threatening to publicly release the billings of individual physicians. In the June 18 letter, Shandro tells the CPSA he expects the college to "fulfill its mandate to protect the public and for its standards of practice to facilitate this protection." Shandro informs the college that he will use his authority under the Health Professions Act to direct the CPSA to amend its "Closing or Leaving a Medical Practice and Job Action standards to better protect patients' needs and to align with other jurisdictions." He then tells the CPSA it has until July 20 to provide him with "'input' as to the substance and form of my recommendations." At a special meeting of the CPSA on Wednesday however, the college decided to ask Shandro for an extension of at least 30 days. Under the Health Professions Act, the college is required to consult with the ministry and doctors before it changes practice standards. College registrar Dr. Scott McLeod said there was no evidence that the current practice standards are putting the safety of patients at risk but he said it is always helpful to review the standards. McLeod said the college was recommending a much broader consultation to ensure not only doctors, but also members of the public, have input. In response to a question, McLeod explained that Shandro has the authority to impose standards on doctors if he is not happy with the standards the college produces. Several doctors expressed concern about the effect the changes directed by Shandro would have on their ability to recruit other doctors or to sell their practices. One doctor said he couldn't think of another profession where you would be forced, or indentured, to stay in your job if you have a problem with your employer. "I would have great concern about the reach of the minister," the doctor said. If you have information for this story or information for another story please contact us in confidence at @charlesrusnell" "One doctor said he couldn't think of another profession where you would be forced, or indentured, to stay in your job if you have a problem with your employer." Outside of the military I can't think of one either.
  10. $13.449 mill in career earnings, so far however, I agree, he will likely play out this deal in Utica. After that I'd guess he lands a spot, somewhere for about $1 mil, probably a two way deal.
  11. Could be between those numbers on a bridge deal, as Hughes is an RFA and also not eligible for offer sheets from other teams
  12. © Reuters/Cyabra A combination photograph shows an image purporting to be of British student and freelance writer Oliver Taylor and a heat map of the same photograph produced by Tel Aviv-based deepfake detection company Cyabra By Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oliver Taylor, a student at England's University of Birmingham, is a twenty-something with brown eyes, light stubble, and a slightly stiff smile. Online profiles describe him as a coffee lover and politics junkie who was raised in a traditional Jewish home. His half dozen freelance editorials and blog posts reveal an active interest in anti-Semitism and Jewish affairs, with bylines in the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel. The catch? Oliver Taylor seems to be an elaborate fiction. (For a guide to deepfakes, click His university says it has no record of him. He has no obvious online footprint beyond an account on the question-and-answer site Quora, where he was active for two days in March. Two newspapers that published his work say they have tried and failed to confirm his identity. And experts in deceptive imagery used state-of-the-art forensic analysis programs to determine that Taylor's profile photo is a hyper-realistic forgery - a "deepfake." Who is behind Taylor isn't known to Reuters. Calls to the U.K. phone number he supplied to editors drew an automated error message and he didn't respond to messages left at the Gmail address he used for correspondence. Reuters was alerted to Taylor by London academic Mazen Masri, who drew international attention in late 2018 when he helped launch an Israeli lawsuit against the surveillance company NSO on behalf of alleged Mexican victims of the company's phone hacking technology. In an article in U.S. Jewish newspaper The Algemeiner, Taylor had accused Masri and his wife, Palestinian rights campaigner Ryvka Barnard, of being "known terrorist sympathizers." Masri and Barnard were taken aback by the allegation, which they deny. But they were also baffled as to why a university student would single them out. Masri said he pulled up Taylor's profile photo. He couldn't put his finger on it, he said, but something about the young man's face "seemed off." Six experts interviewed by Reuters say the image has the characteristics of a deepfake. "The distortion and inconsistencies in the background are a tell-tale sign of a synthesized image, as are a few glitches around his neck and collar," said digital image forensics pioneer Hany Farid, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Artist Mario Klingemann, who regularly uses deepfakes in his work, said the photo "has all the hallmarks." "I'm 100 percent sure," he said. 'A VENTRILOQUIST'S DUMMY' The Taylor persona is a rare in-the-wild example of a phenomenon that has emerged as a key anxiety of the digital age: The marriage of deepfakes and disinformation. The threat is drawing increasing concern in Washington and Silicon Valley. Last year House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff warned that computer-generated video could "turn a world leader into a ventriloquist's dummy." Last month Facebook announced the conclusion of its Deepfake Detection Challenge - a competition intended to help researchers automatically identify falsified footage. Last week online publication The Daily Beast revealed a network of deepfake journalists - part of a larger group of bogus personas seeding propaganda online. Deepfakes like Taylor are dangerous because they can help build "a totally untraceable identity," said Dan Brahmy, whose Israel-based startup Cyabra specializes in detecting such images. Brahmy said investigators chasing the origin of such photos are left "searching for a needle in a haystack – except the needle doesn't exist." Taylor appears to have had no online presence until he started writing articles in late December. The University of Birmingham said in a statement it could not find "any record of this individual using these details." Editors at the Jerusalem Post and The Algemeiner say they published Taylor after he pitched them stories cold over email. He didn't ask for payment, they said, and they didn't take aggressive steps to vet his identity. "We're not a counterintelligence operation," Algemeiner Editor-in-chief Dovid Efune said, although he noted that the paper had introduced new safeguards since. After Reuters began asking about Taylor, The Algemeiner and the Times of Israel deleted his work. The Jerusalem Post removed Taylor's article after Reuters published this story. Taylor emailed the Times of Israel and Algemeiner protesting the deletions, but Times of Israel Opinion Editor Miriam Herschlag said she rebuffed him after he failed to prove his identity. Efune said he didn't respond to Taylor's messages. Arutz Sheva has kept Taylor's articles online, although it removed the "terrorist sympathizers" reference following a complaint from Masri and Barnard. Editor Yoni Kempinski said only that "in many cases" news outlets "use pseudonyms to byline opinion articles." Kempinski declined to elaborate or say whether he considered Taylor a pseudonym. Oliver Taylor's articles drew minimal engagement on social media, but the Times of Israel's Herschlag said they were still dangerous - not only because they could distort the public discourse but also because they risked making people in her position less willing to take chances on unknown writers. "Absolutely we need to screen out impostors and up our defenses," she said. "But I don't want to set up these barriers that prevent new voices from being heard." (Reporting by Raphael Satter; editing by Chris Sanders and Edward Tobin)
  13. So all proponents of trading Brock need to do is find a team that will take Brock(+)? from the Canucks, trade a C1 to Minny and then Minny trades a D to the Canucks.
  14. Just remember, I was first on his ignore list; in fact I think I was second on that list too.
  15. Starting 20/21 He has a modified NTC, Loui submits a 15 team no trade list.