Oilers’ Sam Gagner committed to stick in NHL as career comes full circle

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When young Sam Gagner arrived in Edmonton back in 2007, the Oilers were rebuilding.

“Attention Toronto Maple Leafs,” advised this reporter, in a March 2008 piece in the National Post. “If you must rebuild, then this is the way to do it.”

“You feel it in the room,” gushed head coach Craig MacTavish. “I feel it and sense it, and normally if the coach feels it, you’re the last guy to feel the optimism of improvement.”

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General manager Kevin Lowe, awash in money in the NHL’s new economy, issued a seven-year, $50 million Group 2 offer sheet to Buffalo’s Tomas Vanek that summer. When the Sabres matched it, the money still burning a hole in Lowe’s pocket, he settled on UFA defenceman Sheldon Souray at $27 million over five years.

“We’re building that foundation for the future: a great group of core guys,” a young Gagner said that autumn. “We’re getting better as a team and enjoying every moment.”

For Gagner, as for the Oilers, the future did not unfold quite as it seemed it would that fall. The sixth overall selection in the 2007 draft, Gagner would become the first of the rushed-into-the-rebuild Oilers first-rounders, playing 79 fairly productive NHL games as an 18-year-old.

“When it happened originally, I didn’t feel rushed,” he said on Sunday, freshly called up from the minor leagues by the 2019 Oilers, a team he ash circled back to after stops in Arizona, Philadelphia, Columbus and Vancouver. “I had a good first season (13 goals, 49 points), but when you go through some of the struggles, some …read more

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Adobe is reportedly bringing Illustrator to the iPad in 2020

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Last fall, Adobe announced that “real Photoshop” would be coming to the iPad sometime this year. We’re still waiting for that to happen — the app is in beta testing at the moment — but it seems Adobe is charging ahead with plans to bring more of its Creative Cloud software to Apple’s tablet, as Bloomberg now reports the next Adobe CC app for the iPad will be Illustrator.

According to the report, Adobe may preview Illustrator for iPad at its Adobe Max conference in early November and plans to launch the full version some time in 2020. The app is expected to “mirror” many features from the desktop version of Illustrator, Bloomberg says, which sounds a lot like what Adobe said it would be doing with Photoshop.

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The best toothpaste for kids

the best toothpaste for kids

It can be hard to get your kids to brush their teeth, but once you find the right toothpaste, things get a little easier.
To find the best kids’ toothpaste, we consulted a pediatric dentist, reviewed American Dental Association recommendations, and tested products.
Our top pick for the best kids’ toothpaste is Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste because it’s all-natural, effective, and appealing to kids.

Going under the dental drill is no one’s idea of a good time. I wouldn’t wish a cavity on the most annoying telemarketer, let alone my kid.

We know that maintaining good dental hygiene is paramount in preventing tooth decay and other yucky oral conditions, but convincing a child to commit to a twice-a-day brushing habit can be even harder than forcing yourself to cleanse and floss before you fall facedown into bed at night. That’s why choosing a kids’ toothpaste that checks all the necessary boxes is key to managing your family’s oral health.

The perfect kids’ toothpaste for your family should taste pleasant enough that your mini-me wants to brush while using safe and healthy ingredients to offer stellar cleaning power.

We did the research, interviewed a pediatric dentist, reviewed the current pediatric dentistry recommendations, and even tested top brands on both my daughter and myself. Here are our top picks for the best kids’ toothpaste you can buy.

Here is the best toothpaste for kids:
Best toothpaste for kids overall: Tom’s of Maine Natural Children’s Toothpaste in Silly Strawberry
Best toothpaste for kids with braces: The Natural Dentist Cavity Zapper for Kids
Best toothpaste for cavity-prone kids: Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste, Bubble Mint
Best non-fluoride kids’ toothpaste: Kiss My Face Kids Toothpaste in Berry Smart

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Source:: Business Insider

      

Netanyahu Fails To Form A Government For The 2nd Time

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israel’s president he can’t form a government, putting the country’s political future up in the air.

Netanyahu made the announcement in a video on Monday. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave him 28 days to form a government after the country’s last two elections ended in a deadlock.

On Monday, the president said he would hand the mandate to Netanyahu’s rival Benny Gantz, the leader of the centrist Blue and White party.

This is the second time Netanyahu, leader of the Likud party, has failed to form a government in six months. If Gantz takes on the task — and he’s signaled that he will — it will be the first time someone other than Netanyahu has been asked to do it in more than a decade.

After the country’s last election in September, Rivlin proposed that Netanyahu and Gantz essentially share the role of prime minister, but a unity agreement couldn’t be reached. Gantz made it clear he didn’t want to serve under Netanyahu while the latter was facing possible corruption charges.

The prime minister is the subject of three corruption investigations. Local media outlets report prosecutors will decide on whether to indict him by the end of the year.

Netanyahu says his failure to form a government is Gantz’ fault. Netanyahu said: “Over the past few weeks I’ve made every effort to bring Benny Gantz to the negotiating table. Unfortunately, he just simply refused time after time.”

In a statement, the Blue and White party said: “The time of spin is over, and it is now time for action. Blue and White is determined to form the liberal unity government, led by Benny Gantz, that the people of Israel voted for a month ago.”

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