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Back to the grind stone for Nelson Leafs, first up Murdoch rival Beaver Valley Nitehawks

first_img“I thought we started the season not in as good as shape as other teams so we spent the past week doing some dry land training and working on lots of skill development,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw when asked about the mini-training camp one month into the season. “We adopted the lunch pail mentality and I feel it’s starting to pay off and will go a long way to making us a better team.”First up is a team the Leafs is Beaver Valley, a divisional rival who doubled Nelson 6-3 in the first meeting between the two clubs at the NDCC Arena.Saturday Nelson plays host to the 2-4 Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. before concluding the Thanksgiving weekend with a 1 p.m. contest Sunday against 4-7 Princeton Posse.“An 0-4 start is not what we wanted but it’s still early in the season and if we have a good weekend we can move right up the standings and prove to the league this will be a competitive hockey team,” explained Shaw, assuming his role behind the bench as head coach after serving a three-game suspension.The Leafs defence will be bolstered by the return of rugged rearguard Tyler Parfeniuk. The Kelowna product has been out of the lineup with an injury since game one of the season.However, while Parfeniuk resumes play, the news is not as good for winger Cody Abbey. Shaw said the medical staff is taking a cautious approach to make sure Abbey’s injury does not get any worse.Shaw said Marcus Beesley gets the start in goal tonight of the Leafs in Fruitvale. However, tonight’s backup Darren Hogg should see action in one of the two home games.LEAGUE NOTES: Castlegar winger Ryan Aynsley has been voted the player of the month for the Kootenay Conference. The Kelowna product is tied for the league lead in scoring with Thierry Martine of Osoyoos, each with 20 points. Aynsley shot up the scoring ladder with a six-point game last month against Grand Forks. Brandon Formosa of the Sicamous Eagles earned the honour in the Okanagan Conference. . . .The Nitehawks will be without the services of Tyler Collins and Bryan Hinchcliffe. The KIJHL handed the players three and four game suspensions, respectively for fighting and misconduct penalties. Cale Wright of Fernie was given three games for a match penalty while three Revelstoke Grizzlies’ players — Derek Grimm (1), Cody Larsen (3) and Braeden Monk (1) were also disciplined by the league. sports@thenelsondaily.com By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsBelieve it or not, for as bad a start the Nelson Leafs experienced the club is only four points out of second in the Neil Murdoch standings and eight behind division leading Castlegar Rebels.And now, thanks to a quirk in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League schedule, the Leafs have played fewer games than every other team in the Murdoch Division.Nelson, idle since September 29th, gets a chance to make a comeback when the team plays three games in three days, starting tonight in Fruitvale against a team higher in the standings — the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.last_img read more

Warriors’ Curry to miss at least three weeks

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Teammate JaVale McGee had tried to block a shot and came down hard, appearing to take Curry’s leg out from under him.Curry frowned as he hobbled to the bench with 3:09 left in the quarter. He sat and put his head down before going to the locker room.“Getting close to post-season, you don’t want to see nothing like that,” teammate Nick Young said. /cbbADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Federer to lose No. 1 ranking after shock loss to Kokkinakis Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award A return in three weeks could see him back in action around the start of the playoffs, when the Warriors will be chasing a fourth straight appearance in the NBA Finals.“It is kind of a strange cruel twist of fate,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Curry’s latest injury, which just adds to the woes for the beat-up Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGolden State were already without Kevin Durant, who suffered a rib-cartilage injury last week. Curry’s backcourt sidekick, Klay Thompson, is rehabilitating a fractured right thumb, and Draymond Green suffered a pelvic contusion in the Warriors’ loss Monday at San Antonio.Curry had scored 29 points when he was hurt in the third quarter of the Warriors’ win over the Atlanta Hawks. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Stephen Curry looks on during the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Golden State All-Star guard Stephen Curry has a grade two sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will be sidelined three weeks, the NBA champions said Saturday.Curry sprained his knee on Friday night in his first contest back after a six-game absence with a sprained right ankle.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Blatant misinformation by Minister Patterson

first_imgDear Editor,The Parliamentary Opposition is fully aware of its role and functions, and it is for that expressed reason it made known publicly its reason for not attending the Parliamentary tour of the CJIA Expansion project.We noted in the letter columns of the state’s newspaper of Friday, April 27, 2018 a letter signed by Mr David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure, which contains at least five (5) blatant inaccuracies. We suspect that in the mad rush for cover — having been exposed of an attempted raid on the public purse – this is an attempt at damage control.For clarification, we have no knowledge of any member of the Parliamentary Opposition requesting a tour of CJIA Expansion Project. Could the Minister tell the nation when and where that request was made, and by whom?The second blatant and deliberate offering of misinformation was the Minister’s claim that the “parliamentary opposition, in fact, had raised vehement protest following a visit to the project in January by the Cabinet.” This statement is a concoction. It is the most visible manifestation of desperation, and it shows the APNU+AFC government’s mastery at the fine art of deception. There was never a protest, vehement or otherwise, as stated by the Minister.Could Minister Patterson tell the nation when and where this vehement protest took place, and by whom? And could the Minister point us to the evidence to substantiate this ludicrous statement?Thirdly, the Minister continues to spew dishonesty when he stated that Mr Edghill had been invited to other “Tours” of the CJIA project, and would have attended at least one of them. He could have simply said the truth: that Mr Edghill was invited once, and he attended. Why go at length to convey the impression that there were other tours?Continuing, the Minister seems to be annoyed over being made to account for his stewardship in the National Assembly, by saying my questioning in the National Assembly has been “deliberately obtuse.” The fact is, this particular Minister has always sought to obfuscate issues by bringing in “red herrings” in his answers, and has now perfected the skill of “talking much” but “saying little.”This current tour is nothing but a smokescreen, a shameless attempt to siphon off $346.5 million Guyana dollars from the public purse to finance what was already paid and catered for in the original “fixed price design and build contract.”From the figures provided by the Minister on Financial Paper #2/2018, one can easily do the math and conclude that when this project was redesigned by the APNU+AFC Administration, just on the alteration of moving from eight (8) air bridges to two (2) air bridges, the contractor benefited from US$5M, or in excess of $1 billion Guyana dollars in avoided cost.Could the honourable Minister say what was the “appreciation” bonus for this contract as altered and redesigned?Yours truly,Bishop Juan EdghillMember of ParliamentSpokesperson onPublic Infrastructurelast_img read more

DeSinco donates to Region 8 residents

first_imgDeSinco Trading Limited on Thursday donated a number of food supplies to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC). These items will be distributed to residents in Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) who are currently experiencing drought conditions.DeSinco Limited’s Brand Manager Aisha D’Abreu handing over the relief items to Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester CraigDirector General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig explained that “Guyana is not only impacted by floods but droughts and prolonged dry seasons as well. So, these supplies will be distributed to several Indigenous communities in Region 8; in areas such as Kanapang and Kamana Village among others”.The Director General commended the management of DeSinco Trading Limited for the assistance and noted that the company has often partnered with the Commission to provide emergency supplies in times of need.DeSinco Limited’s Brand Manager, Aisha D’Abreu said as part of its corporate responsibility, the company “always reaches out to help the nation in its time of need, in any shape or form”.D’Abreu also mentioned that the company recently supplied items for relief and care packages distributed by the CDC to residents affected by floods in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.last_img read more

Leeds just about stay unbeaten, Boro lose at Norwich, Lampard sees red

first_img 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Latest Football News But Harrison, on loan from Manchester City, levelled with a low shot into the bottom corner with a minute remaining before Tom Elliott headed against the inside of the post for the Lions in stoppage time.Middlesbrough, who began the day sitting second only on goal difference, suffered their first defeat as they went down 1-0 to Norwich at Carrow Road.Teemu Pukki, who scored two winners for Finland on international duty, opened the scoring in the 58th minute after Emi Buendia’s cross – the first goal Boro had conceded in the league for 561 minutes.Norwich thought they had been reduced to 10 men with 15 minutes left when Timm Klose was shown a second yellow card only for referee Andy Davies to reverse his decision and awarding City a free-kick for offside after consulting with his assistant.Brentford took advantage of Boro’s slip-up as they moved into second place after beating 10-man Wigan 2-0 at Griffin Park, where they have a 100 per cent record.In-form Neal Maupay grabbed his sixth goal in as many games when he converted Said Benrahma’s cross from close range in the 24th minute.Wigan had Sam Morsy sent off in the 58th minute after a clash of heads with Yoann Barbet, who played a part in Brentford’s second when his shot was blocked on the line and Maupay (63) slammed home his second.Bristol City are now third after Marley Watkins headed in an 81st-minute winner as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Ashton Gate. Watkins got on the end of a Callum O’Dowda delivery to make it four wins in a row for the Robins and bring an end to the Blades’ run of four successive victories.Manager Frank Lampard was sent to the stands as Derby’s three-game winning run came to an end after they lost 1-0 to Rotherham at New York Stadium.The Rams had Tom Lawrence dismissed for a bad foul on Richard Towell in the 58th minute and five minutes later the Millers made the numerical advantage count when Ryan Manning converted from the penalty spot after Kyle Vassell was adjudged to have been fouled.Lampard then saw red as frustrations boiled over.Swansea climbed into sixth after a goalless draw at home to Nottingham Forest, who drew for the fifth time in seven league games.Goals from Marco Matias and Barry Bannan helped Sheffield Wednesday hit back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Stoke, for whom Benik Afobe had netted twice in the first 22 minutes.Reading moved off the bottom after a 3-2 win at Preston, Leandro Bacuna scoring an 81st-minute winner, while goals from Jarrod Bowen and Jackson Irvine helped Hull beat Ipswich 2-0 and end a run of six successive home defeats in all competitions.QPR made it three wins in a row as they won 2-1 at Bolton, who avoided administration this week. Luke Freeman and Eberechi Eze scored before Josh Magennis’ consolation. REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more center_img smart causal possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures RANKED A late Jack Harrison equaliser preserved Leeds’ unbeaten start to the Championship season as they battled to a 1-1 draw against Millwall at the Den.The hosts took the lead ten minutes into the second-half when Jed Wallace got on the end of Jake Cooper’s flick-on to score in off the woodwork. highlights Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? impact Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Marcelo Bielsa’s men are top of the Championship with 15 points from seven games last_img read more

LADIES FOOTBALL: FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED IN ULSTER SQUAD

first_imgUlster manager Paula Cunningham along with her selectors Gary Mallon, Micheal Naughton and John Joe Brady have named a 30 strong panel to defend the MMI Interprovincial trophy this weekend in Kinnegad.Five Donegal players have been named in the panel.Linda Martin (Monaghan)Sharon Courtney (Monaghan)Sinead Greene (Cavan)Caoimhe Morgan (Armagh)Aoife Mc Donnell (Donegal)Donna English (Cavan)Ciara Hegarty (Donegal)Caroline O’ Hanlon (Armagh)Neamh Woods (Tyrone)Ellen Mc Carron (Monaghan)Ciara Mc Anespie (Monaghan)Cathriona Mc Connell (Monaghan)Caoimhe Mohan (Monaghan)Kyla Trainor (Down)Roisin O’ Keeffe (Cavan)Laura Gallagher (Donegal)Aisling Doonan (Cavan)Grainne Mc Nally (Monaghan)Joanne Geoghan (Monaghan)Niamh Hegarty (Donegal)Shannon Quinn (Tyrone)Geraldine Mc Laughlin (Donegal)Aimee Mackin (Armagh)Cathy Donnelly (Tyrone)Kelly Mallon (Armagh)Laura Mc Eneaney (Monaghan)Grainne Smith (Cavan)Cora Courtney (Monaghan)Lauren Mc Conville (Armagh)Grainne Mc Glade (Cavan)  LADIES FOOTBALL: FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED IN ULSTER SQUAD was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Inter-provincialLadies FootballUlsterlast_img read more

Samsung’s solar solutions

first_imgSamsung’s flagship village also provides internet access, helping to bridge the digital divide that disadvantages underdeveloped communitiesSamsung is playing its part in helping poorer communities access healthcare and education; on Tuesday 1 April the company handed over its first solar-powered village to the Malibongwe Ridge community.Samsung’s flagship village also provides internet access, helping to bridge the digital divide that disadvantages underdeveloped communities.“The United Nations says being online is now seen as fundamental to human development, and access to the internet may soon become a basic human right, like access to water,” says George Ferreira, vice-president and chief operations officer at Samsung Electronics Africa.“Our challenge was to look at what was needed versus what was available and devise a plan that connected the two.”On average, more than 25% of Africans don’t have ready access to electricity in their homes; this limits connectivity and access to education and healthcare, which are central to the success of isolated rural and peri-urban communities.The solar-powered digital village will provide access to these necessary services.HEALTH, EDUCATION AND INTERNET ACCESSThe digital village is a project in line with Samsung’s commitment to researching and investing in green technologiesBuilt in a refurbished 12 metre- long shipping container, the village’s mobile classroom is designed for use in remote areas and is easily transportable.The classroom is fitted with Samsung notebooks and netbooks, an interactive whiteboard or e-board, and Samsung Galaxy tablets; all powered by solar panels attached to the roof.The village’s solar-powered healthcare centre provides basic services such as eye, ear, blood and dental screening, mother and child healthcare, and treatments on site.The healthcare container is mobile, taking its services to surrounding communities to eliminate travel expenses for residents already struggling to make ends meet. The centre also disseminates information on basic preventative healthcare.Samsung has partnered with non-profit Right to Care, which delivers prevention, care and treatment services; the organisation will encourage male circumcision as a preventative healthcare measure.Right to Care’s Dr Mashudu Munyai said, “We are excited to work with Samsung on this uplifting and inspiring project.”The healthcare centre also has a Tele-Medical Centre; telemedicine relies on modern communication technologies to provide healthcare workers in far-flung areas with access to updated diagnostic methods and medical processes.The Tele-Medical Centre will work in conjunction with Samsung’s Tele-Medical app, which will guide nurses on site through the necessary processes to ensure all relevant information is captured and that diagnoses are accurate.“Today, we are seeing an innovation we’ve worked hard on developing come to life, and it is very exciting,” says Ferreira. “Good health is at the centre of one’s wellbeing and impacts society at a fundamental level.“It affects a child’s ability to learn at full potential, and adults’ ability to provide for their families. This is why we have complemented our strong focus on education with a focus on quality healthcare.”RENEWABLE AND CLEAN SOLAR ENEGRYWhen the village’s solar panels are under pressure, there is a standby solar-powered generator to provide additional electricity. The generators can also provide affordable and eco-friendly power to schools, homes and community centres.The digital village is a project in line with Samsung’s commitment to researching and investing in green technologies. It is also in line with a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (DED).“We are encouraged by the work Samsung is doing in the green technology space,” says Albert Chanee, head of the DED.“This type of out-of-the-box thinking is what will make a measurable and meaningful difference in people’s lives and, ultimately, change the world. The digital village aligns with government’s vision of finding alternative solutions to African problems, and we are proud to be a part of it.”last_img read more

No fresh violence reported in Shillong

first_imgA week after clashes broke out between local Khasi people and Sikh community members, life in Shillong is gradually returning to normalcy with no fresh violence reported from anywhere in the city prompting authorities to relax the daytime curfew. The capital of Meghalaya was gripped by violence since May 29 following an altercation between Sikh residents in the city’s Punjabi Lane area and Khasi drivers of State-run buses. More than 10 people, including policemen and CRPF personnel, were injured in the clashes. As in past two days, curfew was relaxed for nine hours in the 14 “vulnerable areas” from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Authorities will decide on further relaxation of curfew, Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills, P.S. Dkhar said.last_img read more

Kejriwal hard-sells Delhi work to Haryana voters

first_imgAam Aadmi Party national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday hit out at successive governments in Haryana, saying that even after 52 years of inception of the State, the people are deprived of basic amenities as most of the roads, schools and hospitals are all in a pitiable condition.“In Haryana people are now looking forward to the Aam Aadmi Party being in government as they are fed up of all other political parties. All parties — be it the Congress, Indian National Lok Dal or the BJP — have let down the people of Haryana,” he said at a press conference here.Mr. Kejriwal said people in Haryana have seen the work of the AAP in Delhi and are optimistic that when voted to power it will work for their betterment. “We will go to the people of Haryana with our achievements in Delhi in the field of schools, hospitals, electricity, water, employment and issues pertaining to farmers and soldiers,” he added.Mohalla Clinic“I invite Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to visit a Mohalla Clinic of his choice in Delhi. I’ll be there on the border to receive him whenever he decided to come,” said Mr. Kejriwal.The Delhi CM said that while the Congress in Haryana is ridden by factionalism, the INLD is down with family infighting and the ruling BJP has failed to perform.last_img read more

Drug peddlers hand in glove with police: HC

first_imgA report by the Meghalaya High Court has suggested that illicit drugs were openly being sold in Shillong, as the peddlers connive with the State police. It also stated that students of prominent schools and colleges in the city were involved in the trade, some as traffickers and others as consumers.The HC had taken up the case based on a PIL filed by Meghalaya State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Meena Kharkongor. Some of the schoolchildren, as young as 11 or 12, get involved in the trade, said the report, which has not been made public. “Police are not taking any action and they are in hand in hand with the peddlers,” it said.last_img read more