Slow start not the problem as Leafs struggle to tame Bruins

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsGo figure.For most of the season it’s like the Nelson Leafs believe game time is an hour later than posted on the schedule.Why else would the team fail to show up for the first period of a 7 p.m. game and end up on the wrong side of the score after 20 minutes?New Flash Saturday night:The Leafs reverse the trend, get a great start against the Grand Forks Border Bruins to lead 2-0 after one period and 4-0 after two.However, instead of finishing the game strong Nelson lets its foot off the gas peddle, allowing the Border Bruins to cut into the comfortable margin and send shivers up the spine of the coaching staff.This story still has a happy ending as Gavin Currie notched his second of the game to lead the Leafs to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory at the NDCC Arena.“We played really well in the first, the second was good but (in the third) we thought we’d won the game already but we were able to get that late goal to finish off the game,” said Leaf rookie winger, Patrick Martens.An unlikely hero, 16-year-old Linden Horswill gave Nelson the early lead as the local minor hockey grad, playing at the Okanagan Hockey Academy, scored his first junior goal.Marcus Dahl make it 2-0 before the period ended, combining Tyler Parfeniuk and Colton Schell for a power play marker.Currie, as he picked off a clearing pass at the Grand Forks blueline, beat Garrett Muir high over the glove with an unassisted goal. Dallon Stoddart then jammed the puck past Muir to give Nelson the commanding lead.However, in the third Joey Cormano and Artsiom Kalashnikov scored 46 seconds apart to cut the lead in half and put fear into the heads of the Leafs.“I don’t think it was any more difficult that we thought,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw. “Grand Forks has put a pretty good team together now. They’ve acquired some pretty good players from Revelstoke and we knew they’re going to be pretty tough to play against.”Nelson finished the game ahead on the shot counter with a 27-20 advantage. Darren Hogg played well to register the win in goal. Friday, it was back to the usual trend for Nelson.Beaver Valley, or should we say, Dallas Calvin, jumped into a 3-0 lead, building the margin to 5-1 en route to a 7-4 victory in Fruitvale.It’s the third straight loss for the Leafs against the Hawks. Fact is Nelson has yet to beat the two front-runners in the Murdoch Division — Castlegar and Beaver Valley — this season.“Slowly but surely, I think the next time we get Castlegar we’re really going to give them a good go,” explained Martens, eager to see how the new-look Leafs respond after making a few changes to the roster during the past few weeks.“I think at the start of the year it was,” Martens said when asked if the Hawks and Rebels have the Leafs’ number. “But now that we’re more mature as a team, and have been able to come together as a team, I think we can pull it off and get a “W” over there.”The weekend split pulled the Leafs even at 11-11 on the season. The fourth-place Leafs trail Spokane by six points in a race for third and are 12 behind division leading Castlegar.Nelson travels to Grand Forks Thursday to play a return match against the Bruins.Saturday the Leafs host Kamloops before concluding the three-games-in-four-days weekend with an afternoon contest against Columbia Valley.BLUELINES: Linden Horswill was joined by OKA teammate John Sanders for both weekend games. . . .Nelson was missing Connor McLaughlin, who joined Trail Smokies of the BCHL for a road trip to Prince George and Quesnel. McLaughlin scored twice in Friday’s 5-3 win. . . .Also missing from the lineup due to injury was Walker Sidoni, Adrian Moyls, Raymond Reimer and Cameron Dobransky. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2016)–Under patient handling from Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 6-year-old gelding A Red Tie Day found room turning for home and finished powerfully to win Sunday’s $70,000 Lure Stakes at one mile on turf. Trained by Richard Baltas, A Red Tie Day got the distance in 1:34.82.“This horse is very versatile,” said Arroyo, who rode him to a close fifth place finish here in the Grade II John Henry Turf Championship at a mile and a quarter on Oct. 2. “He can go to the lead, or he can sit just off it. Today, we were up close and it looked like everybody was going at the quarter pole. I knew I had a lot of horse and I didn’t want to get him stopped, so I waited and it paid off.”Owned by Bloom Racing Stable, LLC, A Red Tie Day was off at 9-2 in a field of eight and paid $11.60, $6.40 and $3.20.A Kentucky-bred gelding by Indygo Shiner, A Red Tie Day collected his fifth career win (all on turf) from 18 overall starts. With the winner’s share of $43,440, he increased his earnings to $251,308.“He’s just been a really nice, honest horse,” said Baltas, who collected his 10th win of the Autumn Meet, good for fourth in the trainer standings. “He was gelded four races ago. He’s an older horse but he’s really coming into his own now.”Ridden by Gary Stevens, Perfectly Majestic made a sustained run from off the pace and finished full of run to be second, a neck in front of favored Twentytwentyvision. Off at 7-1, Perfectly Majestic paid $6.40 and $3.00.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Twentytwentyvision sat a close second behind early leader Little Curlin until the quarter pole, and then went head and head with him through the lane and had to settle for third money, while prevailing by a head. Off at even money, “Twentytwenty” paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.51, 48.73, 1:12.37 and 1:23.70.Live racing resumes on Thursday at Santa Anita, with first post time for an eight-race card at 1 p.m.The Breeders’ Cup World Championships return to Santa Anita on Friday and Saturday. For more information, please visit read more

The Atleti returns the ticket to the members who did not travel to Anfield

first_imgAtlético is finishing to return the price of Liverpool tickets from the fans of the Madrid club who decided not to travel to the English city and heed the recommendations. Some 280 followers did not finally travel in fear of the coronavirus and Atlético is finishing to return the price of the seats, 55 euros each. He has practically done it with the majority.The Atlético fans traveled en masse and occupied an Anfield pool, although from the Red and White entity they did warn already then that some fans had declined to make the move. The partners who did not go are receiving the money from the locality. A week later at Atlético he continues to kick the anfield party. Activity at Atlético has not stopped, although the Madrid club’s offices are closed. But the entity continues working and serving their fans by phone and also by email. These days the rojiblancos leaders have not had time to breathe to adapt to all the measures implemented by the Government.last_img read more

WICB: England tour financial success for region

first_img historically lucrative However, the Barbados Test, which ended in three days, gained only 21 per cent. The England tour, historically, has been the most lucrative home series for the region, with large numbers of visitors, mostly from the United Kingdom, making the trek to the Caribbean. Again this year, all three Tests were well subscribed as West Indies managed to pull off a creditable 1-1 draw in the series. They drew the first Test in Antigua, lost the second in Grenada by nine wickets before rebounding to win the final game at Kensington Oval in Barbados by five wickets. ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): England’s Test tour of the Caribbean earlier this year proved a financial success, grossing US$73.2 million across the region, the West Indies Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. In a release, the WICB said the result of an Economic Impact Assessment had shown that the three Tests, which were played between April 13 and May 3, had realised a real “economic impact” of US$59.8 million. “The key outcomes of the Economic Impact Assessment, which was conducted during the England Tour of the Caribbean earlier this year revealed that the region, as a whole, largely benefited from hosting the three Tests,” the WICB said. “The study revealed that generated gross expenditure related to the tour was approximately US$73.2 million, of which the economic impact was US$59.8 million or 82 per cent of the generated gross expenditure. The lion’s share of this impact was driven by the spectators’ spend, i.e. US$50.1 million.” According to the report, the tour also pulled in 15,660 unique visitors, including 3,150, who used tour packages. In an analysis of the West Indies as an advertising brand, the report showed that there were “1,477 verbal mentions of West Indies as a ‘brand’ counted, generating a media value of US$1.1 million”. The report also showed that of the host venues for the Tests, Antigua received the largest amount of brand exposure with 40 per cent, while Grenada gained 39 per cent.last_img read more

CEIO Celebrates Dr. Gee

first_imgThe leadership of the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinions (CEIO) over the weekend certificated Dr. Kenety S. Gee.Dr. Gee is a Liberian medical doctor, and a preacher, who resides in the U.S., but travels to Liberia annually to identify with compatriots by contributing to the health sector and the church.The certificate was presented to Dr. Gee by CEIO executive chairman, Franklin K. Wesseh at a resort in Monrovia.Mr. Wesseh said his group of intellectuals on Carey Street has closely followed the preacher man and observed over the past four years that his visits to the country are immensely rewarding.“Mr. Gee, even though we don’t live together, your visits back home have and continue to make a positive impact both in the church and on our struggling health sector,” Mr. Wesseh said.“Since you visited our center on trending national issues a couple of years ago, we have been following you and carefully viewing your activities. You bring in medical equipment for JFK, Phebe Hospital in Bong County and some other clinics around Monrovia and volunteer to serve as a medical doctor in handling some cases at the JFK on pro-bono basis. You preach the Gospel with a heart devoted to the upliftment of their lives,” he remarked.Wesseh said as a hub for the cross examination of people of all walks of life, the club is prepared to welcome and learn from others, including Dr. Gee.Receiving the certificate, Dr. Gee said he was greatly surprised by the CEIO’s recognition which he least expected.“I came back home to offer free of charge medical services including diagnoses of certain sicknesses, health screenings, make prescriptions and treat those illnesses that are curable, but not with the intent of people honoring me for all that I do,” Dr. Gee said.He said he is, however, appreciative of the CEIO recognition and others who are quietly grateful for his services.“I am a Lutheran, and as a Christian, we don’t have to be told to do what is right, most especially when it concerns the welfare of other people,” he said.Dr. Gee revealed that he and his supporters are partnering with the Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) and have met with Dr. Bernice Dahn, Minister of Health, and shared a plan to contribute to the improvement of the country’s health sector.He said his visit to CEIO and other public gatherings is to hear about the country’s challenges, especially in the health sector.“I actually don’t go out for awards, but appreciate you for this recognition and hope it is out of conviction rather than mere sentiments or emotions,” Dr. Gee told the gathering.He meanwhile called on Liberians to love their own country and work hard for its betterment even if they are on different sides of the political divide.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Mr. Wesseh (right) certificates Dr. Gee for volunteering his services in the medical field over the years – Advertisement –last_img read more

Amerindian Hostel receives transportation boost

first_imgThe Amerindian Hostel on Princess Street, Georgetown has received a boost to its daily operations with the donation of a minibus by the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry.Indigenous Peoples Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock (right) handing over the keys of the vehicle to the hostel administrator, Claire Emanuel. Also in photo are Junior Minister Valarie Garrido-Lowe and Permanent Secretary Alfred KingSpeaking at the simple handing over ceremony, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock indicated that the hostel’s challenges in having limited resources have been recognised, and he assured of better collaboration in addressing the needs of hinterland peoples.Receiving the keys to the vehicle was administrator of the facility, Claire Emmanuel.“I know it will benefit the people here in terms of transporting them to and from the hospital. It’s been difficult over the years, and this transportation being provided will benefit them,” the administrator stated.The Amerindian Hostel was built to accommodate hinterland students attending schools on the coast, as well as patients who would have been referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) for medical attention.Over the years, the facility has expanded its services to cater to the needs of persons in difficult situations, including victims of domestic violence, trafficking in persons, discharged prisoners, or any similar situation. This hostel houses on average more than 100 persons per month.last_img read more

Member of LAUSD board accused of wrongful car use

first_imgBurke also said Lauritzen logs the use of the car for nondistrict-related events and reimburses the LAUSD at the end of the year. “We are very mindful of how we spend taxpayers’ money and we believe that money should go into the classroom,” Burke said. Thornton did not return phone calls. naush.boghossian@ A complaint was filed Monday with Los Angeles Unified’s inspector general that school board member Jon Lauritzen used a district-issued car in his campaign for re-election. The complaint was filed by Samantha Stevens, a consultant to Tamar Galatzan, who is challenging Lauritzen in the March 6 election. “Attending campaign events is not official district business and the use of district resources for this purpose raises, at the very least, an appearance of impropriety,” says Stevens’ letter to Inspector General Jerry Thornton. Ed Burke, Lauritzen’s campaign manager and chief of staff, said the incumbent drove the car to campaign events only if they were on the way home from district-related meetings. (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny restaurant has been ordered to close because of a breach of food safety regulations.The Indian Royale of Market Centre, Main Street, Letterkenny was one of eleven premises served with closure orders in August.All businesses were served with closure orders by environmental health officers from the HSE. A further 12 restaurants were closed in the previous month of July – one of the highest number for 20 years.The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have described the trend as worrying.The Letterkenny restaurant was allowed to reopen two days later.LETTERKENNY RESTAURANT ORDERED TO CLOSE FOR FOOD SAFETY BREACHES was last modified: September 5th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:FSAIHSEIndian Royale restaurantletterkennylast_img read more

WW2 Aircraft Found Under 300 Ft of Greenland Ice

first_imgHow long does it take to bury an aircraft under hundreds of feet of ice? Try 76 years.A second member of the “Lost Squadron” has been located under Greenland ice using ground-penetrating radar. The first P-38 dubbed “Glacier Girl” was found in 1992 at a similar depth, causing amazement at the time that it was so deep under the ice. After recovery, it was eventually restored to flying condition.Hundreds of U.S. aircraft flew this route during World War II as part of Operation Bolero, which delivered warplanes, pilots, equipment and supplies for the planned Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.Credit: US ArmyNow, reports Live Science, a second P-38 has been located, and there are others waiting to be found. Drones are making the search easier than before.The search leader, California businessman Jim Salazar, told Live Science that the team found the wrecked P-38 on July 4  beneath more than 300 feet (91 meters) of ice using a ground-penetrating radar antenna fitted to a heavy-lift aerial drone. The drone was scanning a part of the glacier where hints of the buried warplane were detected in 2011.The “Lost Squadron,” consisting of six P-38s and two B-2 bombers flew over this part of Greenland in 1942 but got caught in bad weather and had to land on top of the ice. Although survivors were able to radio for help, bad weather and crashes of search and rescue aircraft prevented some of the crew from getting back alive, Tom Metcalfe writes.The buried plane was in a remote region made dangerous by hidden ice crevasses, sudden storms and hungry polar bears. “This is a very cold-weather region and an inhospitable location,” Salazar said.Metcalfe does not explain how the aircraft became buried so quickly. A thermal probe that can melt the ice was required to reach the craft. Search leader Jim Salazar, who runs a machinery business in Pasadena, California, plans to extricate the craft from the ice next summer with mostly his own funds.How can Metcalfe ignore the obvious question? People reading this would want to know how a WW2 plane became entombed 300 feet deep in ice in just 76 years. Creation Magazine reported on the discovery of the first P-38, saying that the find challenges slow-and-gradual preconceptions. Carl Wieland tells the story of the crash landings, and notes that searchers in the 1980s expected to find them sitting on top of the ice in pristine condition in the deep freeze of Greenland. In the years to follow, a few people occasionally recalled the legendary Lost Squadron of 1942, but it was only in 1980 that anyone thought of a salvage mission. U.S. airplane dealer Patrick Epps told his friend, architect Richard Taylor, that the planes would be like new. “All we’d have to do is shovel the snow off the wings, fill them with gas, crank them up and fly them off into the sunset. Nothing to it.”To their surprise, the searchers found the first bomber in 1988 not on the surface, but under 250 of ice. The deep burial had occurred in just 50 years. The bomber had been crushed by the deep ice. It wasn’t until 1992 that the sturdier P-38 “Glacier Girl” was recovered. All the planes were in the same position, Wieland notes, but had moved horizontally 3 miles inside the glacier.Wieland responds to critics who say that a common school experiment shows that a metal grid can sink through a block of ice. He says it only happens at room temperature, not in a freezer. In addition, if the planes had sunk, they would have ended up nose down, but were found in a horizontal position. The aircraft did not sink, therefore, but became covered by accumulating snow that compacted into over 300 feet of ice in just a matter of decades. What does this mean for dating methods? “Millions of years” are tossed around so casually, Wieland says, that people come to assume that everything in nature requires long ages. This case demonstrates that the assumption needs to be challenged.Evolutionists and other long-agers often say that ‘the present is the key to the past’. In that case, the 3000-m-long ice core [brought up by the joint European Greenland Ice-core Project (GRIP) in Greenland in 1990–1992] would only represent some 2,000 years of accumulation. Allowing of course for compression of lower layers, (which is also offset by the inevitable aftermath of a global Flood, namely much greater precipitation and snowfall for a few centuries) there is ample time in the 4,000 or so years since Noah’s day for the existing amounts of ice to have built up—even under today’s generally non-catastrophic conditions.Wieland lists other surprising cases of rapid change to phenomena of known date, like the flag and sledge left in 1911 by Amundsen at the South Pole that was found under 40 feet of ice. Changes can occur rapidly if the conditions are right. In some cases, the assumption of millions of years actually becomes part of the problem, not part of the solution. If 300 feet of ice can accumulate in just 76 years, how about millions? 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Xbox One Photo Gallery: A Close-Up Look At Microsoft’s Shiny, Shiny Future Of Gaming

first_imgThe Xbox One may have made its photo op, but one big question remains: price. With so many advanced features on board, it’s hard to imagine that the console will be able to match the $299 bill of its predecessor’s base model. If Microsoft really wants to stave off the competition when the console becomes available—”later this year,” executives said—the Xbox One’s price tag needs to be as impressive as its spec sheet.Photos by Taylor Hatmaker for ReadWrite 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App taylor hatmaker Don Mattrick takes the stage for the biggest reveal moment of the day: the name of Microsoft’s new console.If the Today Show is any indication, the Xbox ain’t just for l33t gamers these days — it’s a console designed for the whole family.Microsoft’s new Xbox Live design takes after the successful formula of its predecessor rather than reinventing the wheel.The Xbox One’s multitasking chops on display, featuring a live Skype video chat demo.With a demo of Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Xbox One, FPS fans are in understandable throes of ecstasy today. The new shooter will take the hit franchise in a new direction, setting the player up as the underdog in a ragtag team of post-apocalyptic warriors, who are presumably ghost-like in some capacity.Since we can only assume that a handful of gamers out there won’t be so into the Today Show thing, Forza Motorsport 5 will launch with the Xbox One. Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Today in Redmond, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, its vision for the future of home entertainment. The Xbox One will expand Microsoft’s Xbox agenda well beyond gaming, blurring the boundaries of gaming and interactive TV further than ever.Let’s take a look.The Xbox One isn’t much of a departure when it comes to design — but the tech under the hood is on steroids and then some.With integrated Blu-Ray, Kinect and a whole new batch of hyper-responsive voice and gesture controls, Microsoft is angling for casual gamers and the hardcore set alike.Microsoft’s “futureproof” Xbox One features a reimagined (but not wholly reinvented) controller with developer-programmable buttons and “vibrating impulse triggers” that provide tactile feedback. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Microsoft hosted its Xbox One event in a tent at the center of at its Redmond, Washington Xbox campus. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#gaming#Microsoft#Xbox#xbox one last_img read more