Leafs pound defending KIJHL champs 12-0 at the NDCC Arena

first_imgOnce could be considered a fluke.But two double-digit wins in a row . . . now that’s some serious hurt the Nelson Leafs are putting on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks of late.The Nelson Leafs put a good old fashion, out behind the barn, whipping on the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs, pounding the Hawks 12-0 in action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The win was the third in row for Nelson over the Hawks — the last two wins coming by a combined score of 22-3.“No I never thought I’d be on a team from Nelson that would beat Beaver Valley that bad,” said Nelson native Linden Horswill after the double-digit beat down, Nelson’s six straight victory.“They lost a couple of players to Trail (of the BCHL) and (forward Dallas) Calvin wasn’t playing tonight but we got a couple of quick ones and kind of kept on going.”Two of those quick ones came off the stick of former Nitehawk Jacob Boyczuk while Cole Arcuri scored the other to give Nelson a 3-0 lead after one period.In the second the Hawks had a chance to cut into the lead as Nelson was penalized twice giving Beaver Valley a two-man advantage.But Cody Boeckman stood tall in the Leaf nets allowing his mates the chance to turn the tables on the Hawks, scoring five times in the final half of the frame to take a commanding 8-0 lead. Nelson kept on the pressure in the third scoring four more times, including a shorthanded tally by Colton McCarthy.“We just kept the pressure up . . . keep moving are feet and get their goalie moving side to side kind of opened it up a bit,” Horswill, who chipped in with a goal himself, explained.Boyczuk finished the game with the hat trick while Aaron Dunlap finished with a pair.Greg Nickel, Matthew Naka, Dustin Reimer and Bryce Nielsen also scored for Nelson.McCarthy and Carsen Willans each finished the game with three assists while Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dallon Stoddart, in his first game back for the Leafs after spending time in Manitoba playing Junior A hockey, added a pair of assists.The Leafs out shot the Hawks by a 33-9 margin as Boeckman out dueled Beaver Valley backstop Zack Perehudoff between the pipes to register the win.Nelson, improving to 12-5-1, retains its Murdock Division lead over Castlegar by two points.The Rebels blasted Grand Forks 8-0.The Leafs return to the rink Sunday for an afternoon tilt against the Sicamous Eagles.Sicamous is 9-2-2-2, good enough for second spot in the Doug Birks Division behind North Okanagan.The same Eagles are in Fruitvale Saturday for a date against the Hawks.last_img read more

Calls made for probe into Legal Affairs Ministry

first_img…as 19 lawyers resign since 2015With the resignations of 19 lawyers from the Legal Affairs Ministry/Attorney General’s Chambers since this Government took over in 2015, calls are being made for an investigation into the Ministry’s high turnover rate.According to staff who reached out to Guyana Times, lawyers in the AG’s Chambers have to contend with a difficult and even toxic and abusive working environment.Attorney GeneralBasil WilliamsPointing to the large proportion of cases being lost by the Chambers in the courts, the employees recommended an investigation into claims of mismanagement and bad legal advice being followed.“Donna Sulker’s matter in which the Police killed a young man,” the source gave as an example. “Donna Sulker was prepared to accept $7 million… the court awarded in excess of $20 million after a full trial was concluded.”“The same level of incompetence was displayed in the matter concerning Ambassador (Harry Narine) Nawbatt. The contract was not properly terminated and the Ambassador was prepared to accept approximately $7 million, which represented his gratuity and other benefits… on (the Chamber’s advice) the State has been ordered by the court to pay in excess of $20 million in this case.”Those lawyers, who departed the Chambers include former Registrar and Solicitor General, Sita Ramlall, who was forced to move to the High Court last year over her pension and gratuity being withheld and former Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon, who sued for wrongful dismissal. The vast majority of the lawyers departing are female. Efforts to contact Attorney General Basil Williams for a comment on the issue proved futile.The Attorney General had come in for much criticism previously for his comments on Kissoon, with commentators bashing the manner in which he dealt with the matter.In a letter to the Editor published in local newspapers in 2017, the former Deputy Solicitor General’s father, prominent Attorney Jailall Kissoon, pointed out that this is the first time in legal history that an AG has levelled such a blast of terror and fear upon the Judiciary or his own legal officer.“The fallout from this scurrilous blast has radiated its tremulous fear through the spinal cord of the entire body of the Judiciary in Guyana and elsewhere,” he pointed out.According to the senior Kissoon, there are recorded documents in court to support that the ruling against the State-sponsored appeal was a pure stream of justice flowing uninterruptedly; that is, until it was polluted by the Attorney General in an article published in the State-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper.“Your prejudiced perception is that the Chancellor, together with applicant Bharrat Jagdeo, his Attorney-at-Law, Mr (Mursaline) Bacchus and the Deputy Solicitor General Prithima Kissoon, all of common ethnicity, caused the Attorney General and the Editor to fall in the dark mud of malice and partiality that Jagdeo must receive the benefit from the court unjustly. But the law does not recognise skin colour, the law is the law,” the Attorney penned.He went on to say that, “the Attorney General, who has such legal wisdom and foresight, ought to have seen the unholy conspiracy of the bench and Bar and should have appeared in person, as leader of the Bar, filed his Affidavit in Answer, argued his case as a legal luminary and eminent counsel and crushed the Applicant’s case to smithereens.”last_img read more

L.A. City Council supports pullout from Iraq

first_imgCalling it a message to Congress and President George W. Bush, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday adopted a long-debated resolution urging the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The 12-2 vote makes Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to adopt such a stance. The council said it approved the resolution because it wants the federal government to end the war, which is diverting money from local governments. “We want to let our congressional delegation know we are speaking for the people of this country who want to see an end to the war in Iraq,” said Councilman Bill Rosendahl, a Vietnam-era veteran who has been pushing for the measure for months. “To me, this is an illegal and immoral war that never should have been started,” Rosendahl said. “And our Democratic-controlled Congress has not shown the guts to stand up to this president.” “When you look at this city and all its needs, this is money that can be better spent,” Councilman Ed Reyes said. “We have schools where the dropout rate is 50 percent and it becomes fertile ground for military recruiters. We should be asking why don’t we have college recruiters there instead.” rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Voting against the proposal were Councilmen Dennis Zine and Greig Smith. Zine said he did not believe it was appropriate for the council to adopt the resolution. “I agree that what we see now is a civil war,” Zine said. “I don’t want to see this country at war. But I am concerned what other people in the world will say when they see us take this action. “It’s unfortunate, but sometimes there is a heavy price to pay for democracy and independence.” The sentiment of most on the council, however, was strongly against American involvement in Iraq. last_img read more

DEAL DONE! Liverpool starlet completes move to Norwich City

first_imgNorwich have completed the signing for Liverpool winger Sergi Canos.Press Association Sport understands the Canaries have paid £2.5million up front with a further £2million in add-ons related to appearances.Canos impressed on loan at Brentford last season, scoring seven times, and on his return to Anfield made his Liverpool debut in the final Premier League match of the season at West Brom.However, the Spaniard wanted more first-team football and after entering the final year of his contract he turned down a new deal from the Reds.Bristol City, Fulham and Brentford were also interested in the 19-year-old but he opted for Carrow Road and has agreed a four-year deal. Sergi Canos 1last_img read more

Elizabeth the first

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “It was hard. She was in labor all that time, so they had to induce labor and she had a \ section,” Wu said. “We are really, really joyful. The feeling seeing Elizabeth today is beyond words.” marianne.love@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 WHITTIER – Elizabeth Angelina Wu was born 5:38 a.m. Sunday at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, making her the first baby of the year in the area. Elizabeth also has the distinction of being the first born to her parents, Rick Wu, 40, and Hsiang Lan Teng, 31, of Rowland Heights. “We were pleased \ delivered the baby on the first of January 2006, probably because it’s a holiday,” Wu said. “In the future when Elizabeth hangs out with her friends on the last day of the year, they’ll count down the hour and then say `happy birthday’ to Elizabeth.” Teng checked into hospital at 9:45 a.m. Saturday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

AT LAST! NEW MEDICAL BLOCK AT HOSPITAL TO OPEN NEXT THURSDAY

first_imgTHE NEW MEDICAL WING AT LKGHManagement at Letterkenny Hospital today confirmed that services will start to move into the new Emergency Department and Medical Block from next Thursday,13th September.A number of project teams have been working continually over the last six months since the building was handed over to the Hospital by John Sisk & Co.  to prepare this facility for delivery of patient care.This work has culminated in agreement this morning between Hospital Management and Staff Trade Union Representatives with regard to the staffing arrangements to be implemented in the new building. Hospital Manager Seán Murphy noted that the opening of this new facility and the various service changes it will involve constitute the single biggest development in the Hospital for 31 years.The timetable for the move is as follows:The Emergency Department and Acute Medical Assessment Unit will move to the new building on Thursday, 13th September.The current Medical 3 Ward will move to Level 2 of the new building on Tuesday, 18th September. The current Medical 2 Ward will move to Level 4 of the new building on Thursday, 20th September.The current Medical 1 Ward will move to Level 3 of the new building on Tuesday, 25th September.Dr Anne Flood, Director of Nursing & Midwifery and Project Manager for the commissioning of the new building, noted that these moves will involve significant disruption to the Hospital’s normal delivery of service and requested the patience and co-operation of the public and visitors to the Hospital during these few weeks.Dr Flood and Mr Michael Martin, Project Manager for the Capital Project, would like to thank all those staff and trade union representatives who have worked with them on the commissioning and planning project teams and project sub groups to ensure we were able to achieve this enhancement of patient care.Hospital Manager Seán Murphy commented: “This tremendous development for the provision of Emergency Care and General Medical Services at the Hospital would not have been possible without the tireless effort and hard work of so very many people. “Most importantly both Dr Flood and myself would like to pay tribute to the many staff who have co-operated with the changes required to their working arrangements in order to be able to open this facility.  These individuals have demonstrated yet again the tremendous commitment of the Hospital staff to delivering the best possible Clinical Care to our patients irrespective of the challenges and changes required.“Today’s announcement is a reflection of the Clinical, Managerial, and Trade Union Leadership and Staff commitment that allows Letterkenny Regional Hospital to continue its mission to deliver quality patient care despite the many challenges we currently face.”AT LAST! NEW MEDICAL BLOCK AT HOSPITAL TO OPEN NEXT THURSDAY was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Bulldogs And Roos To Meet At The Knapp Center

first_imgJoining the Bulldogs and fans at the Knapp Center will be the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship trophy. Fans can view the trophy to be award to the national champion and take photos as the trophy makes its nationwide tour of college basketball arenas. Story Links Buy Tickets Kansas City is also 1-1 on the season after suffering a 69-51 loss to Oklahoma State after opening the season with a win over Avila. Brandon McKissic leads the Roos in scoring with 16 points per game and fellow junior Marvin Nesbitt Jr. leads the team with 7.0 rebounds per game. Drake Game Notes The Bulldogs return to campus after an 81-59 defeat at Cincinnati Monday evening in which a first-half run by the Bearcats handed Drake its first loss of the season. Anthony Murphy paced the Bulldogs in the loss with 13 points while Liam Robbins scored 12 of his eight points in the second half. Murphy is averaging 12.0 points per game this season and is averaging 13.8 points per game in his last five games dating back to last season. The two teams meet for the fourth time in the last five years. Last year, Drake defeated Kansas City, 66-63, in Kansas City in a scrappy, hard-fought game in which Brady Ellingson led the Bulldogs with 13 points. Drake leads the all-time series by a 6-2 margin.center_img ESPN+ Following Wednesday’s game, the team remains home to host Simpson Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Print Friendly Version The Drake University men’s basketball has a short turnaround this week to host Kansas City at the Knapp Center Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Mediacom MC22 is broadcasting the contest with streaming on ESPN+ Live Audio Live Stats last_img read more

SLAVE INVESTIGATION UPDATE: MAN ARRESTED

first_imgGardai at the scene f today’s raids at Fortwell Apartments in Letterkenny. Pic by Northwest Newspix.BREAKING NEWS: A man aged in his 40s has been arrested by Gardaí in Letterkenny as part of the investigation into alleged Human Trafficking.In a statement tonight gardai said that the man was arrested when Gardaí searched a number of locations in Letterkenny area earlier today.He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Letterkenny Garda Station. The investigation commenced on Sunday 30th August 2015, when Gardaí at Letterkenny carried out an operation during which five men were safely removed from a business premises on Pearse Road, Letterkenny.A sixth man was located elsewhere in Letterkenny Town on the same date during the operation. All six, who range in age from 21 to 45 years, were relocated to safe and secure accommodation.The investigation which is being led by Gardaí at Letterkenny, assisted by The Garda Human Trafficking Investigation and Co-ordination Unit, Romanian Authorities, The Department of Justice and other Government Agencies, is continuing, the statement added.  SLAVE INVESTIGATION UPDATE: MAN ARRESTED was last modified: September 29th, 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:arrestedGardaihuman traffickingletterkennylast_img read more

You will qualify in the next AFCON – Hon Kadaga assures Uganda Cranes

first_img Tags: AFCONKadagatopUganda Cranes Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga said she is confident that Uganda Cranes will qualify in the next AFCON. (PHOTO/File)KAMPALA– The Speaker of Parliament, Hon Rebecca Kadaga has sent a message to the Uganda cranes, congratulating them upon their brilliant participation at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament 2019.“On behalf of the Uganda Parliament, I take this opportunity to commend you upon your performance at the AFCON 2019,” the Speaker wrote.Hon. Kadaga said that it is a great achievement that after a 30-years-absence on the continental scene, the team has been able to qualify for the AFCON finals both in 2017 and 2019.She also added that the Cranes have moved a step higher because they managed to reach the last 16 where they played against Senegal, which she termed as a ‘strong’ team.“Indeed to hold a very experienced team like Senegal which featured in the World Cup is a testimony of your capacity and tenacity,” She acknowledged.The Speaker wished the team well and said she is confident that theu will qualify for the next AFCON in 2021 and go beyond the round of 16.The Uganda Cranes team that participated in AFCON 2019. (PHOTO/File)The Uganda Cranes returned to the country on Monday morning and went on to met His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his residence in Entebbe.The President organized this function to also congratulate the team for their performance at the AFCON.Uganda was eliminated at the round of 16 on Friday night following a 0-1 loss to Senegal.This was the first time that the Cranes have made it out of the group stage since reaching and losing the final in 1978.Their record at AFCON 2019 stands as; Played 4, Won 1, Drew 1 and lost two. The team scored three goals and conceded five.In their first game, Emmanuel Okwi and Patrick Kaddu both scored as they overcame DR Congo 2-0.They then went on to draw 1-1 with Zimbabwe, a game that saw Okwi score his second goal of the competition.Up next was a date with the hosts-Egypt which ended in a 0-2 loss in a game that many thought Uganda did not deserve to lose after an impressive display throughout the 90 minutes.By the end of the group stages, Uganda ranked second in Group A with 4 points, five behind leaders Egypt.The Cranes finished second in Group A to qualify for the round of 16.They subsequently qualified for the round of 16 where they faced off with Senegal but Liverpool’s Sadio Mane ensured their journey did not continue as he scored the only goal of the day, thus eliminating Sebastien Desabre’s side.Comments last_img read more

Any form of customs controls will increase costs on Irish goods – McConalogue

first_imgFianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has warned that any form of customs controls on the island of Ireland will create additional costs for export and import companies here in Ireland and abroad.His comments come following confirmation from the UK Brexit Secretary David Davis that the British Government is working towards implementing an ‘invisible customs border’ between Ireland and the UK.  This would see technology used to monitor the transit of vehicles between Ireland and the UK such as vehicle tagging, number plate recognition and other schemes aimed at monitoring traffic flow across the border.“A customs border, no matter how “invisible” will still have an impact on the movement of goods between the EU and UK, and will disproportionately affect counties like Donegal which will be a crossing point for cars and lorries.  Even if the border is monitored by technology rather than personnel there will still be additional costs and time delays for import and export companies,” explained Deputy McConalogue.“The Government’s silence on this issue is worrying and I would urge Minister Coveney and his cabinet colleagues not to concede to this “invisible” idea.  We must try to retain a fully liberalised freight and aviation market between the EU and the UK to ensure that the impact on businesses and border residents is as minimal as possible. “The fast, efficient and low-cost movement of freight is essential to the Irish economy and needs to be protected.  The Government must emphasise the importance of a special arrangement for Ireland to ensure the smooth transfer of Irish cargo to other countries in the EU via the UK landbridge.  Any attempts to impose new tariffs or additional costs for companies exporting or importing will have a major impact on our economy, particularly here in the border region, and must be strongly opposed at Government and EU level”.Any form of customs controls will increase costs on Irish goods – McConalogue was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Charlie McConalogue TDlast_img read more