Sand Creek beauty wins Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018 title

first_imgSeventeen-year-old Shanelle Thomas of Sand Creek, South Rupununi, one of six beauties vying for the annual Miss Rodeo Queen title, has been crowned Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018.(From left to right) First runner-up Samara Melville; Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018, Shanelle Thomas; and second runner-up Subrina Albert.An aspiring nurse, Thomas won the rodeo pageant on Friday evening at the Takutu Hotel in Lethem, Region Nine, in front of hundreds of patrons who had gathered to witness the annual event which forms part of the Rupununi Ranchers’ Rodeo festivity.Miss Sand Creek won the hearts of the audience with her confidence and eloquence even from the introduction segment of the pageant, as she strutted out in her long booths and cowgirl hat. This Sand Creek resident is fluent in Wapishana, enjoys bird watching and horse riding, and loves to eat fried tasso (beef) and farine.Miss Rodeo Queen 2018, Shanelle ThomasThe highlight of Friday night’s event was the ‘cowgirl wear’ segment, wherein the young ladies displayed their vaquero outfits. Samara Melville of Parishara and Subrina Albert of Karasabai, respectively first and second runners-up, dominated this segment with their stunning ensembles.The other contestants represented Annai Village in the North Rupununi; Rokomuto, South Pakaraima; and Central Lethem.The event was sponsored by Banks DIH, the Guyana Oil Company, Shantel’s Exotic Creations, and Trophy Stall.last_img read more

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Region 6 admin to write Govt on hijacking of agriculture budget

first_img…after Cabinet instructs $$$ be handed over to NDIAThe Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) administration has taken a decision to write Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan on its disappointment by moves by the Agriculture Ministry to have the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) take over the agriculture budget for that region.Regional Chairman David ArmoganThe decision was made at a special sitting of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on Wednesday.Regional Chairman David Armogan told the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) that it was a Cabinet decision to have the $114 million from the capital budget transferred to the NDIA.The Region has a capital budget of $221 million for agriculture and of that amount $106 million will be spent to purchase a bulldozer.Armogan also noted that a further $108 million, which represents the current budget, is also to be transferred to the NDIA. The entire agriculture budget for the region is $370 million.He said the administration was informed by a letter from the NDIA of the situation. However, there was no memorandum from Cabinet.Councillor Zamal HussainHe explained that the Region has 18 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and many could not adequately provide all the needed services for residents and as such, the regional administration would include in its budget projects for those NDCs.“These works would have entailed the continuation of the primary drainage system as well as the sluices and other structures that are related to drainage and irrigation. So it is not only clearing of the primary system, it also has to do with sluices…”Armogan also noted that the regional administration has responsibility for drainage and irrigation, outside the declared NDIA cultivation areas.No consultationAddressing the issue, Councillor Zamal Hussain argued that there was no consultation with the RDC on the issue nor was any approval given by the RDC for its budget to be handed over to the NDIA.“It (RDC) is the second-tier government of the governance of this country. It is being constituted by an election with voters from the Region. The people of this region have mandated the Regional Democratic Council to make decisions for them at any level. In any democracy, there should be respect for an elected council,” he noted.He said the NDIA has not been performing as expected in Region Six, adding that several pieces of equipment have been out of service for several months.“The mini-excavators – they have 12 and only one is working. The large excavators, they have six and most of them are down,” Hussain added.He said if the NDIA is allowed to have the regional agriculture budget, hundreds would lose their jobs. These, he added, are persons in the Region who work on the maintenance of canals utilising funds from the current budget.“It is a political move. The RDC needs to wake up and enforce the law.”Hussain added that the RDC would welcome the NDIA to monitor its work, but it must respect the RDC.Cabinet’s decisionAnother Councillor Haseef Yusuf, weighing in on the issue, pointed out that the National Budget was approved in December 2018 and questioned when Cabinet made such a decision, noting that such a decision was in violation of Article 9 of the Constitution.He also quoted President David Granger, who at the National Congress of Local Democratic Organs in July 2018, said that RDCs and NDCs were bound by the Constitution to provide certain services, which include drainage and irrigation.He called on Cabinet to withdraw its decision.“They are trying to hijack the sovereignty of the people of Region Six,” he said.Prime Minister Regional Representative Gobin Harbhajan, in his capacity as a Regional Councillor, told the RDC that he communicated with the Agriculture Minister and the Head of the NDIA, Frederick Flatts prior to the meeting.He said he was told by Flatts that there was a consultation in the Region with the Regional Executive Officer (REO).“I don’t know how it was done … Minister told me that a committee was set up headed by the Minister of Communities, the Minister of Public Works and (Agriculture) Minister (Noel) Holder.”He said the committee came up with two proposals – 1) to have the RDC take care of the entire D&I system or 2) to have the NDIA and Central Government handle the regional D&I system.Both proposals Harbhajan said were presented to Cabinet.Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop explained that in 2018, the NDIA was unable to give the two Water Users Associations their subventions and as such, it was the RDC that had to chip in.He also noted that the NDIA did not clear any of the three outfall channels along the Corentyne Coast last year, forcing the Region to utilise its savings to undertake that project.Following the debate, a decision was then taken to first pen a letter to the Communities Minister. The RDC has also agreed to write the Agriculture Minister on the issue.last_img read more

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Strong winds being experienced in Northeast B.C. and Alberta Peace

first_imgThe public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.4:37 AM MST Saturday 21 November 2015Wind warning in effect for:Muncho LakeCo. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and DemmittCo. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and WembleyCo. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La GlaceM.D. of Greenview near DeBoltM.D. of Greenview near Little SmokyM.D. of Greenview near O’Brien Prov. Park and Big Mtn CreekM.D. of Greenview near Sturgeon LakeM.D. of Greenview near Valleyview and New Fish CreekM.D. of Greenview near Wapiti and Shuttler Flats Rec. AreaStrong westerly winds with gusts up to 90 km/h are expected this afternoon. Winds will diminish by Sunday morningAdvertisement Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for some parts northeast B.C. and parts of the Alberta Peace.In the Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson, the forecast calls for wind gusts up to 80km/h.  In Muncho Lake, and the Alberta Peace, Environment Canada has issued a wind warning as the forecast calls for wind gusts up to 90km/h.Here is the weather statement for the B.C. Peace and Fort Nelson.- Advertisement -Issued at 2015-11-21 04:58 UTC by Environment Canada:Special weather statement issued for:   B.C. Peace River & Fort Nelson, B.C. (087300)Current details:Southwest winds gusting to 80 km/h developing near midday Saturday.A deep Pacific low pressure system will move eastward across Southern Yukon during the day Saturday. As a result, strong southwesterly winds gusting to 80 km/h are expected to develop near midday Saturday over the B.C. Peace River and Fort Nelson region. Winds will ease Saturday evening as the low moves to the east.Advertisement Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email to storm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #ABStorm.last_img read more

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Submit Your Session Proposal for the ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit NYC [UPDATE]

first_imgUPDATE: Open session proposals are now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted one. We’ll be in touch soon. As you may have read recently, we’re having our next great event, the two-day ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit on June 13-14 in New York City. While programming for day one is all but set with awesome speakers including danah boyd, Jason Calacanis, Andy Carvin, Nick Denton and Fred Wilson, day two will feature many breakout sessions covering a wide variety of Web topics.That’s where you come in.Our previous events have always featured our smart readers helping to shape the agenda, and the 2WAY Summit is no different. That’s why session proposals for day two sessions are now being accepted.If you think you’ve got something worth talking about, whether by yourself or as a panel, workshop, or other format, give us your pitch by filling out this form.If your session idea catches our interest, we’ll contact you to discuss more. Session organizers will also receive a complimentary pass to the 2WAY Summit for both days.If you’d just like to join us as an attendee, our “early adopter” pricing is on right now!Good luck with your proposal! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting seamus condron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#events#web last_img read more

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Why You Must Stay Alive in Your Dream Client’s Mind

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now There’s a certain power in persistence. Persistence means you continue to take action until you get the result you are pursuing. It requires that one be determined, that one has the intestinal fortitude, that ability that is part grit and part pigheadedness. Especially as it pertains to prospecting, persistence is one of the keys to success.If you call your dream client once a quarter, you are not being persistent. You are also not really resting for 89 days before your next call. You are making a halfhearted attempt to reach her dream client, and that is why this strategy is ineffective.The challenge is to communicate at such a frequency that your prospective client becomes aware of who you are, what you believe, and how you might potentially create value for them. It is difficult to become known, and it’s even more difficult to be known as a value creator (someone with the ideas and experience that can help other people produce better results).It’s the persistence over time that keeps you alive in your dream client’s mind. You start to become known as someone who is attempting to contact your dream client. Then you become known as someone who works in a certain industry or business. Later, after we’ve communicated for a while, you become known as a person who has certain ideas and beliefs about the right decisions to make to produce better results (this only works if, in fact, you have the advice, the views, in the values that help people understand what it is that you believe).When something happens, and something always happens given a long enough timeline, your persistence has kept you top of mind. But not only has it has kept you top of mind, it has kept you at the top of the list of potential partners to consider when your dream client needs to make a change. If you make a halfhearted attempt to reach her dream client and go away, you are not going to be known as someone who may potentially help produce a better result-and replace your dream client’s current provider.You may think of prospecting as an activity that generates an appointment. You would be better to think of prospecting as a campaign that not only generates an appointment, but that also allows you to become known as a value creator, a potential partner, and someone who has persisted long enough to earn a shot.last_img read more

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NU recovers, beats Adamson in season opener

first_imgMOST READ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Jaja Santiago gave NU a 14-6 lead in the fourth set as the Lady Bulldogs’ cruised to victory from that point on.“The first game is always exciting and I told my team to always remember to enjoy themselves because they also worked really hard for this,” said NU head coach Babes Castillo in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think what happened in the third set was they seemed to lack the energy and their movements slowed down. That’s our struggle for now but we’ll of course look into it.”Setter Jasmine Nabor then, made a crucial block on Adamson’s Chiara Permentilla to put NU at the 24-13 match point.center_img Super sub: Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110 Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next National University brushed off an earlier mistake and fended off Adamson University in four sets, 25-15, 25-23, 16-25, 25-13, in the opening game of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Bulldogs momentarily lost track of its goal and stumbled in the third set, but the ladies in navy-and-gold ultimately recovered in the fourth frame.ADVERTISEMENT Santiago topped all scorers with 16 points while Aiko Urdas and Audrey Paran had nine points apiece.Permentilla had 12 points to lead the Lady Falcons while the returning Mylene Paat added 11.Although the two teams didn’t show that much disparity in their offensive games, Adamson held a 39-37 advantage in spikes, it was in the defensive aspect that NU differentiated itself with the Lady Bulldogs gaining a 12-6 difference in blocks.The Lady Bulldogs also enjoyed 35 free points due to the Lady Falcons’ errors.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoAA Gent in Crystal Palace talks for Alexander Sorloth

first_imgAA Gent in Crystal Palace talks for Alexander Sorlothby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have welcomed an approach from AA Gent for Alexander Sorloth.The Belgians are keen on a loan deal for the Norway international, says HLN.And Palace are happy with the proposal, believing six months away will do Sorloth’s self-belief some good.At Gent, the striker will be reunited with his former FC Midtjylland coach Jess Thorup.With FCM, Sorloth scored 10 goals in 19 games in 2017 before joining Palace for €9m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Canada can claim at least partial success of progressive agenda in USMCA

first_imgOTTAWA – Was Canada’s pursuit of a “progressive” trade agenda a help or a hindrance during the marathon negotiations with the U.S. and Mexico on a new continental free trade pact?According to Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, it was little more than “politically correct posturing” that served only to weaken Canada’s negotiating position.But according to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, it was a strategy that paid off with “a very progressive trade agreement” aimed at ensuring the benefits of trade-fuelled economic growth are more equitably shared among citizens in the three countries.To determine which of those competing claims is nearest to the truth, it’s useful to recall the progressive objectives the Trudeau government set for the talks and compare them with what it actually got in the renamed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.Freeland set out the objectives back in August 2017, just two days before the start of what turned out to be 14 long months of tumultuous negotiations on a new NAFTA.A progressive agreement would encompass five ingredients, she said at that time. It would:— Bring strong labour safeguards into the core of the agreement.— Integrate enhanced environmental provisions to ensure no NAFTA country weakens environmental protection to attract investment and that “fully supports our efforts to address climate change.”— Add a new chapter on gender rights.— Add another new chapter on Indigenous Peoples.— Reform the investor state dispute settlement process to ensure governments “have an unassailable right to regulate in the public interest” without risking lawsuits by investors for alleged discriminatory practices.Based on what’s known thus far about the specifics of the USMCA, Freeland can claim to have successfully achieved two of her five objectives, winning enforceable, stronger labour standards and elimination of the investor state dispute settlement process altogether.She can claim a partial success on environmental standards. And while she did not get separate chapters on gender rights and Indigenous Peoples, provisions on those two issues are woven throughout the agreement.NAFTA includes only side deals on labour and the environment — essentially just aspirational goals to improve working conditions and committing each country to enforce its own labour and environmental standards.Labour leaders have long complained that the lack of enforceable standards allowed Mexico to take advantage of its low wage rate, lack of free collective bargaining and less stringent health, safety and environmental standards to lure manufacturing companies — particularly in the automotive sector — away from the higher-wage U.S. and Canada.The USMCA aims to fix that with a chapter on labour. According to a Canadian government summary of the chapter, it commits all three countries to protect and promote internationally recognized labour principles and rights, including the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining, the elimination of child and forced labour and laws ensuring acceptable work conditions with respect to minimum wages, hours of work and occupational health and safety.It also requires the three countries to implement policies to prevent employment discrimination on the basis of gender, including issues related to pregnancy, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity and caregiving responsibilities.The chapter requires each country to create a means for the public to raise concerns about labour issues. And it permits parties to seek recourse under the dispute settlement provision of the agreement in cases of non-compliance.Apart from the labour chapter, the USMCA requires that 40 per cent of the content of automobiles must be produced by workers earning at least US$16 per hour to qualify for duty-free movement across the continent.“This is all about protecting high-wage workers in a trade agreement and I can think of nothing that is more central to the progressive agenda than that,” Freeland said Monday.In the environmental chapter, the three countries commit to maintain high levels of environmental protection, including obligations to combat illegal wildlife trade and illegal logging and fishing, conserve species at risk, and take measures to protect the ozone layer and address marine pollution. It includes a binding commitment to ban shark finning and introduces articles on air quality and marine litter.The environmental standards are all subject to binding and enforceable dispute resolution.While the environment chapter is more robust than the side agreement in NAFTA, Freeland did not manage to persuade the U.S. to include any mention of climate change.The chapter does recognize “the important role of Indigenous Peoples” in protecting the environment and “takes into account the constitutional rights of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples” with respect to harvesting of resources, according to a government summary.That’s just one of a number of references to Indigenous Peoples in the USMCA.Government official familiar with parts of the agreement not yet made public say the deal also specifically confirms that a government can adopt whatever measures it deems necessary to fulfil its legal obligations to Indigenous Peoples. For Canada, that includes aboriginal rights recognized in section 35 of Canada’s Constitution.It preserves the right to adopt measures conferring aboriginal rights or privileges with respect to cross-border trade in services and investment and ensures that state-owned enterprises may accord preferential treatment to Indigenous individuals and groups in the purchase of goods and services.The new pact also encourages the three countries to enhance commercial opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises owned by under-represented groups, including women and Indigenous Peoples, and encourage their participation in international trade.And, in a first for a Canadian trade agreement, it includes a special process by which hand-crafted Indigenous textiles and apparel can be eligible for duty-free treatment.The USMCA also includes a corporate responsibility provision reaffirming the importance of encouraging businesses to respect gender equality and Indigenous rights, among other standards.last_img read more

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Ovechkin Is The Best Player To Never Make A Conference Final

42N. Backstrom85.937000 12Jeremy Roenick105.682310 45Zach Parise85.054010 5Pierre Turgeon119.482200 26Brett Hull96.456000 17Keith Tkachuk99.791100 10Jarome Iginla112.450010 36Pavel Bure93.113010 50Henrik Sedin83.654010 Alexander Ovechkin’s Capitals have never managed to make it past the second round of the NHL playoffs. Sidney Crosby is largely to blame.The playoff futility of the Ovechkin-era Capitals has reached almost comic proportions as the team has made it nearly an annual tradition to squander a great regular season with a first- or second-round exit each April. And the Penguins are the team that’s most responsible for that history of failure: In their nine playoff appearances from 2008 to 2017, Ovechkin’s Capitals have been eliminated in the second round by the Penguins on three occasions. And each time, Crosby’s Penguins have gone on to lift the Stanley Cup — including both of the last two years.Another second-round series between the two teams kicked off on Thursday night, and if the result of that game is any indication, the Capitals might be looking at more of the same. Despite scoring just 17 seconds into the first period, holding that 1-0 lead for more than two periods, and then taking a 2-0 lead 28 seconds into the third period on a snipe from — you guessed it — Ovechkin, the Capitals managed to, somehow, lose to the Penguins. It feels like déjà vu all over again for the Capitals and their tortured fanbase.But regardless of how this series ends, it’s a safe bet that it will be competitive. Despite their inability to progress to the conference finals or beyond, Ovechkin’s Capitals have played a lot of playoff hockey — in the 16 series they’ve been involved in since 2008,1Excluding the one they’re currently contesting with the Penguins. they’ve played 103 games, or 92 percent of the maximum number of games they could have played had all 16 series gone to a seventh game.Perhaps it’s because the Caps are just 3-7 in game sevens during his tenure, but there’s a misconception that Ovechkin has been subpar in the postseason, which has clouded his legacy as one of the two or three best left wingers in league history. The 32-year-old Ovechkin has never missed a playoff game his Capitals have been involved in, and he’s averaged more than half a minute more ice time in the playoffs than he gets in the regular season. He earns slightly fewer points per game in the playoffs than the regular season — .95 versus 1.12 — but so do Crosby and Patrick Kane, and you won’t see anybody questioning their legacies. And for what it’s worth, Ovechkin has outperformed Crosby when they’ve met in the playoffs — 28 points to 24 over the course of four head-to-head series.2Including their ongoing series, which began last night.You’d think a guy who’s won seven Rocket Richard trophies as the league’s top goal scorer (the most ever since the award was first handed out in 19993Bobby Hull also led the NHL in scoring seven times, but he did so long before the Richard trophy was awarded. Bobby Hull is pretty good company.), three Hart Memorial trophies as the league’s MVP (one more than Crosby, mind you), and who this season became just the 20th member of the 600-goal club might command a little more respect. But the Ovechkin narrative — however unjust — revolves around playoff failures.To be fair, those failures are manifold. They’re also amplified by their contrast with Ovechkin’s regular-season dominance. From 1987 to 2018, Ovechkin has earned more point shares than any other player through their age-32 season. Among the top 50, only four players 32 and under failed to claim even a single conference finals berth: Teemu Selanne, Brett Hull, Ovechkin’s teammate and power play provider Nicklas Backstrom, and Ziggy Palffy. 48Phil Kessel84.522002 38Peter Forsberg91.241402 2Jaromir Jagr144.044202 7Mats Sundin116.543200 30Anze Kopitar95.030102 24Ryan Getzlaf97.452301 44Jonathan Toews85.440203 14Luc Robitaille102.445110 15Theoren Fleury101.560101 25Corey Perry97.152301 21Ilya Kovalchuk98.520010 20B. Shanahan99.163103 37Daniel Sedin92.554010 22Patrick Kane97.840203 furthest round reached 28A. Mogilny96.261111 29Patrick Marleau96.155300 6Joe Thornton118.664200 Show more rowsIncludes players whose entire careers have come since 1987, the first season in which the NHL used its modern 16-team, best-of-seven series playoff format. Point share totals are regular-season only. For players in the 2018 playoffs, furthest round reached totals include the round their team is currently in.Source: Hockey-Reference.com 9Mike Modano115.243121 27Mark Recchi96.441101 31Vincent Lecavalier94.921101 43V. Damphousse85.963101 47Jeff Carter84.531212 16Marian Gaborik101.430201 19Rick Nash99.222110 33Eric Staal94.420101 34Sergei Fedorov94.143113 23Paul Kariya97.732010 ▲▼Player▲▼point shares▲▼1st Rd▲▼2nd Rd▲▼Conf Final▲▼Final▲▼Won Cup▲▼ 8Evgeni Malkin115.733113 40Patrik Elias87.463012 4Joe Sakic125.930402 1Alex Ovechkin152.737000 32Jason Spezza94.743110 13Marian Hossa104.061121 18Eric Lindros99.511210 Ovechkin’s playoff record is uniquely disappointingNumber of playoffs by furthest round reached, among forwards with the most point shares through their age-32 seasons, 1987-2018 But some of these players had more shots at glory after their age-32 season. Things didn’t end up working out for Palffy (and they obviously haven’t worked out yet for Backstrom), but Selanne and Hull remained productive in their mid-to-late 30s. Each man was blessed with longevity and an ability to mostly escape calamitous injury, and each finished his career having hoisted at least one Stanley Cup. Hull was 34 when he finally got the job done (in dramatic fashion), while Selanne was 36.Who knows exactly how much longer Ovechkin’s career will last, or how much longer he’ll remain the NHL’s best goal-scorer. To this point, he’s been like Selanne and Hull, able to avoid career-jeopardizing injury while remaining one of the league’s elite forwards. It’s difficult to sustain scoring numbers like Ovechkin’s for a single NHL season, let alone well into one’s 30s. But nothing of what Ovechkin does in the future — or what he did in the past — will matter if he’s able to lead his Caps to postseason glory this spring.So, could 2018 be different? Could this be the year the Capitals finally flip the narrative? This Capitals team is in many ways worse than those that won the Presidents’ Trophy in 2010, 2016 and 2017 (and they’re already down a game in yet another second round series). They score less relative to their competition, and they give up more shots, which means they also give up more goals. But maybe being unburdened by the weight of the expectations that come with being the league’s best regular-season team is exactly what the Capitals need. There’s a lot of hockey left to play in this series, and it’s anyone’s guess as to who will emerge victorious.If the Capitals can exorcise their Penguin-shaped demons, there’s no telling how far they can go in these playoffs. And even if they crash out in the conference finals, at least Ovechkin will get to wash off some of the stink that has followed him in his otherwise brilliant career. 46Joe Nieuwendyk84.671102 3Sidney Crosby137.933113 41Patrice Bergeron86.134011 49Ziggy Palffy84.221000 39Steven Stamkos88.811210 11Teemu Selanne105.732000 35Dany Heatley93.711210 read more

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Football Ohio State releases conference schedules for 2020 and 2021

Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Big Ten schedules for the next four seasons were released Tuesday, nearly completing Ohio State’s full schedules up to 2021. A pair of nonconference matchups in 2020 and 2021 remain the only two yet-to-be determined opponents for the Buckeyes.Ohio State will only play games on Saturdays for every game announced through 2027, unlike 2017 when Ohio State had opened up on the road against Indiana on a Thursday. And in 2021, Ohio State’s first game will be on the road against Big Ten opponent Minnesota, the team’s only scheduled conference matchup to start a season. Nebraska is scheduled to play Ohio State every year from last season’s matchup in Columbus and 2021, marking six straight seasons the two teams will match up against one another. Ohio State won last season’s game 62-3 and is scheduled to travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, on Oct. 14.Ohio State also will play host to Iowa in 2020, which will be the Hawkeyes’ second visit to Columbus since 2013.Upcoming Schedules2018 Ohio State Football ScheduleSept. 1 – Oregon StateSept. 8 – RutgersSept. 15 – vs. TCU*Sept. 22 – Tulane Sept. 29 – at Penn StateOct. 6 – IndianaOct. 13 – MinnesotaOct. 20 – at PurdueOct. 27 – Off Nov. 3 – NebraskaNov. 10 – at Michigan StateNov. 17 – at MarylandNov. 24 – MichiganDec. 1 – Big Ten Championship Game *AT&T Stadium; North Dallas 2019 Ohio State Football ScheduleAug. 31 – Florida Atlantic Sept. 7 – Cincinnati Sept. 14 – at IndianaSept. 21 – Miami (Ohio) Sept. 28 – at NebraskaOct. 5 – Michigan StateOct. 12 – OffOct. 19 – at NorthwesternOct. 26 – WisconsinNov. 2 – Off Nov. 9 – MarylandNov. 16 – at RutgersNov. 23 – Penn StateNov. 30 – at MichiganDec. 7 – Big Ten Championship Game2020 Ohio State Football ScheduleSept. 5 – Bowling Green Sept. 12 – at OregonSept. 19 – TBDSept. 26 – RutgersOct. 3 – OffOct. 10 – Iowa Oct. 17 – at Michigan StateOct. 24 – at Penn StateOct. 31 – NebraskaNov. 7 – Indiana Nov. 14 – at Maryland Nov. 21 – at Illinois Nov. 28 – Michigan2021 Ohio State Football ScheduleSept. 4 – at MinnesotaSept. 11 – Oregon Sept. 18 – Tulsa Sept. 25 – TBDOct. 2 – at NebraskaOct. 9 – PurdueOct. 16 – OffOct. 23 – at RutgersOct. 30 – Michigan StateNov. 6 – at IndianaNov. 13 – MarylandNov. 20 – Penn State Nov. 27 – at Michigan read more

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