Leafs get back in series with 5-3 victory over Hawks

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs finally solved the voodoo curse inflicted on the Green and White by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Colton Schell’s goal with just over three minutes remaining in the third period sparked the Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the Hawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoffs action Friday night before 600 plus fans at the NDCC Arena.The victory, the first in six games for Nelson against Beaver Valley, pulls the Leafs to within a game in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division semi final series.Game four is Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. Game five is Monday in Beaver Valley.“It was pretty exciting for us to get this win,” said a beaming Schell after the game. “Now we’re looking to do it again (Saturday).”Facing a 2-0 hole in the series, the Leafs played their best period of the series to start the game.Gavin Currie, who missed game two, started the scoring for Nelson with his first marker of the series.The Hawks tied the game as Chris Derochie scored on the power play. Beaver Valley took a 2-1 lead with another power play marker in the second, this time by Tyler Collins.Nelson then got the break it needed with Marcus Dahl stripped the puck from Mason Spear deep in the Beaver Valley zone before beating Mike Vlanich for the tying goal.In the third Beaver Valley once again took the lead when Daniel Bishop beat Marcus Beesley in the Nelson nets.But unlike past games the Leafs didn’t fold. Cody Abbey tied the game before Schell and Dustin Johnson into an empty net completed a three-goal run by Nelson.“We had lots of focus in the dressing room and just put bodies in front of (Mike) Vlanich and put pucks on the net,” said Schell when asked what keyed this comeback. Beaver Valley skipper Terry Jones was not pleased with the effort of his team, which he felt was “outworked” by Nelson.“(Nelson) was a desperate team. . .. They wanted it more and that was apparent from the first drop of the puck to the last drop of the puck,” said Jones. “They just sold out and were more physical than us and were full marks for the win.”“We were lucky just to hang in and I’ll be honest this was a real disappointing effort by our guys,” he added.Nelson out shot the Hawks in every period, finishing with a 38-23 margin. Marcus Beesley won his first playoff game this season as the Leaf goalie finally got the better of Vlanich.PLAYOFF NOTES: The game was halted ten minutes into the opening period when a puck that was fired in during a Leaf power play shattered the glass at the north end of the arena. . . .The six-game losing streak against Beaver Valley included four previous regular season games and two playoff games. . . .Marcus Dahl, Dustin Johnson, Colton Schell and Joel Stewart each finished the contest with two points for Nelson. . . . The points for Stewart and Schell were the first of the series for Nelson top two scorers during the regular season. . . .Dallas Calvin had two points for Beaver Valley to give him nine for the series and a tie for top spot in KIJHL scoring with Bruce Silvera of Revelstoke. . . .During the first intermission of the game, two Nelson Figure Skaters, Morgan Sabo and Shaen Panko Dool each skated a routine for the crowd. . . .In Spokane, Jesse Knowler scored at 6:16 of the first overtime period to spark the Castlegar Rebels to a 2-1 win over the Braves. Castlegar leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 with game five set for Sunday in the Sunflower City.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Nagbe’s late goal lifts US

first_imgFRISCO, Texas (AP):Darlington Nagbe’s first international goal was a lift for the United States in their next-to-last tune-up before hosting next month’s Copa America.Nagbe scored on a 90th-minute volley, and the United States beat Ecuador 1-0 in an exhibition Wednesday night for just their third win in 21 games against South American teams over the past nine years. The US had 14 losses and four draws in that span.Born in Liberia, Nagbe was making his fifth international appearance following his debut in November, made shortly after he became a US citizen.”It gives you a lot of confidence,” Nagbe said. “To come out here and have a little bit of the ball and create some chances and get a goal and get the win, it’s good.”The Americans face Bolivia tomorrow in an exhibition at Kansas City, Kansas, then open the tournament against fourth-ranked Colombia on June 3 at Santa Clara, California.LISTLESS FIRST HALFAfter a listless first half, the US attack improved with the entry of Nagbe and Bobby Wood after the break and of 17-year-old Christian Pulisic in the 63rd minute.The goal developed after Alejandro Bedoya dribbled down the right flank and cut the ball back to DeAndre Yedlin. He beat a defender and crossed into the penalty area, where Juan Carlos Paredes at the six-yard box tried to clear with a header.Wood outjumped Robert Arboleda not far from the penalty spot and headed a pass to Nagbe. The 25-year-old midfielder chested the ball and, while falling, volleyed a right-footed shot from about eight metres past Esteban Dreer, who replaced injured starter Alexander Dominguez when the second half began.”It says that Darlington understands the moment in time,” said US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “He knows that he has to push the envelope. He knows that he’s a couple of years late for us because he couldn’t play before that. So he’s not a youngster anymore.”last_img read more

Brownlee to Philippine team is ‘one option,’ says Guiao

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “One option is Brownlee. His papers [for naturalization] are already in Congress and that’s an option that we can consider,” Guiao said.The Philippines won’t play until February 21 next year in an away game against Qatar before wrapping up its campaign in the qualifiers when it visits Kazakhstan three days later. Both games are must win for Gilas if it is to book a ticket to China for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGuiao said Brownlee could make it by then if Congress will expedite the papers.“If they will push for it then, maybe he can make it on time and we can use him,” he said. “The other thing is we naturalize just one player or naturalize two like what we did with Stanley and Christian. We can choose depending on needs and situations. Those are the options.” “Not that serious but like I said, knowing what we know now. We’re waiting, expanding our options and that is an immediate option we can exercise,” he added.In the event that Brownlee is made available creates a good problem for Guiao with the longtime Ginebra import joining the likes of Christian Standhardinger, Stanley Pringle and Andray Blatche as Gilas’ naturalized players.Guiao managed to get the best out of Pringle and Standhardinger in the games against Kazakhstan and Iran, respectively.Pringle delivered 29 points for Gilas against the Kazakhs while Standhardinger posted 17 points and eight rebounds against the Iranians.Blatche was left out of the 20-man pool for the fifth window but Guiao cleared the former NBA veteran “can always be considered.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘Dejected’ Gilas has ‘no one to blame but ourselves,’ says Norwood Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational team head coach Yeng Guiao is open to tapping the services of Justin Brownlee as Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player in the future.Guiao bared the intriguing recourse Monday night following the Philippines’ gut-wrenching loss to Iran in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers that sent the Filipinos staggering to fourth place in Group F.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

Cuban Diplomat Unveils Plan for Liberia’s Health Sector

first_imgThe Director General for Bilateral Affairs of Cuba, Ambassador Gerardo Peñalver Portal, has disclosed that his country will assist Liberia to improve its health sector.In an interview with the Daily Observer during his recent visit to Liberia, Ambassador Portal said Cuba is aware of the disastrous health condition that faced Liberia two years ago, coupled with other prevalent curable diseases.Ambassador Portal said, “We are aware of the Ebola that struck the country, and we want to help the government improve the health of the people, to reduce infant mortality, maternal mortality and other curable diseases.”The Cuban Ambassador stated that his country has the biotechnological and bio-pharmaceutical industries and doctors who are experienced in fighting and preventing tropical diseases, including malaria and cholera.With such considerable experience coupled with the re-opening of the Cuban Embassy in Liberia, Ambassador Portal said, “We will be useful to Liberia because conditions are created to develop this cooperation.”In a historical analysis of Cuban-African relations that paved the way for assistance to African countries including Liberia, the Ambassador narrated that during the days of Cuba’s struggle for independence, African slaves assisted Cubans and some of those slaves came from the West African belt, including Liberia.Recalling this memorable assistance, he said though Cuba is not a rich country, it believes in sharing what it possesses and helping to build the health and education sectors through bilateral ties is a way Cuba can reciprocate to Africa.Ambassador Portal acknowledged that Liberia specifically, has been vigorously advocating for the lifting of US imposed sanctions on Cuba, and since it has a need for improvement in the health system after experiencing Ebola, his country is in the position to help Liberia.Last week the Ministry’s Health Promotion Division launched the National Policy on Health Promotion, which calls for reaching out to communities to discuss and sensitize residents on preventive measures against curable diseases.In October, there was also a regional workshop on Neglected Tropical Diseases that brought together representatives from Ivory Coast, Guinea and Sierra Leone to Monrovia; and a similar gathering ended yesterday.Also in October, the Ministry conducted a workshop on Water Quality Control, and a WHO representative at the opening of the one week workshop challenged health workers to design strategies that will make water companies produce safe water for the public.During the 2014 Ebola crisis, 50 Cuban doctors came to Liberia to help health authorities contain the deadly disease.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fix our roads

first_img– East Coast residents urge Govt, NDCsSeveral main access and inline roads in key communities along the East Coast of Demerara have, over the past few years, fallen into a state of disrepair or have become deplorable, forcing residents on Thursday and Friday last to protest the conditions as they pleaded for the authorities to undertake urgent repairs and upgrades of these roads.When the Guyana Times visited Beterverwagting, Annandale and Enterprise on Thursday morning, residents complained bitterly about the state of the roads and the fact that they have been lobbying for over three years to get their respective Neigbourhood Democratic Councils to undertake remedial and corrective works.“We are fed up, frustrated and tired! They do not respond to, or understand, the discomfort we experience when we have to traverse these roads”, Shanti Persaud of Annandale explained during an interview.The woman said that when there is a heavy downpour and the streets in certain part of Annandale flood, the potholes in the roads sink deeper, and persons could injure themselves.Another resident of Enterprise said there is need for certain corrective works to be done to roads in key sections of the community. He said there are times when vehicle owners complain about the roads and their state.Meanwhile, residents of communities such as Mon Repos, Success, La Bonne Intention (LBI), Montrose and Better Hope are also complaining about the poor state of their roads.“The school children are the most affected, and those who have to walk through the mud and (slush) to access public transportation. Vehicle owners and operators who work in Montrose and Better Hope are also experiencing hardship”, Ryan Persaud of Third Street, Montrose told Guyana Times on Friday.He said he was concerned about the poor works being done by the local NDC in the area, and wanted more progress and swift action to have the potholes and badly damaged roads within his community affected.The residents claim that some of the roads had been neglected for years, and little or no work is being done to improve the conditions of the roads.“The Chairman lives not too far from here, and look at our roads. He is not doing anything for us”, another Montrose resident explained.When contacted in December last year, Chairman of the Better Hope/Success/LBI NDC, Zaman Shaw, sympathised with the residents. He admitted that the roads in those communities were in dire need of repair, but distanced his NDC for being solely responsible for their maintenance and upkeep.Shaw had said that his NDC was doing its part and had been lobbying the RDC and Central Government to make more resources available to make the necessary interventions.Some improvement work was done soon after, but most of the roads have reverted to being deplorable.Meanwhile, residents of Plaisance have also bemoaned the poor state of their roads, and have called for action to be taken to correct the hatchet job that is continually being done on the roads there.The East Coast residents want the local Neighbourhood Democratic Council and the relevant regional as well as Central Government bodies to take swift action to return their communities and the road infrastructure there to their former glory. (Michael Younge)last_img read more

Car turns turtle after slamming into truck

first_img…baby among passengers injuredAt least five persons, including a baby, were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre on Friday afternoon after the motorcar in which they were travelling reportedly slammed into the back of a truck before turning turtle.The accident occurred at about 15:40h on the Providence Public Road, East BankThe scene of the accident at Providence, EBDDemerara.According to eyewitnesses, the truck bearing registration numbers GMM 8660 was heading North along the access road in the inner lane when the motor car PLL 3653 heading in the same direction attempted to switch lanes and swerved into the back of the truck.The driver of the truck, Omar Bynoe declined to comment on the incident.Public-spirited citizens pulled several persons from the wreckage, including a baby, and rushed them to the hospital. Guyana Times was told that the injured persons did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.Police have since launched an investigation into the accident.last_img read more

Hansbrough suffers fracture to his nose

first_imgTyler Hansbrough will probably play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament despite breaking his nose during the blood-filled final seconds of No. 8 North Carolina’s victory over 14th-ranked Duke on Sunday. Hansbrough suffered what coach Roy Williams said Monday was a small nondisplaced fracture when Duke’s Gerald Henderson flagrantly fouled him with 14.5 seconds left in the Tar Heels’ 86-72 win. “I gave some bad information because I had a bad source … the source was Tyler,” Williams said. “It’s not completely broken. … His nose did not have to be set, straightened out or anything like that.” Va. Commonwealth 65, George Mason 59: Eric Maynor scored nine straight points to erase a five-point deficit in the final 2 minutes and the Rams (27-6) stunned the Patriots (18-15) to win the Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship in Richmond, Va., claiming their first automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament since they also won in 2004. Gonzaga 77, Santa Clara 68: Derek Raivio scored 28 points and the Zags (23-10) defeated the Broncos (21-10) to win the West Coast Conference title game in Portland, Ore. Niagara 83, Siena 79: Tyrone Lewis scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Purple Eagles (22-11) to a victory over the Saints (20-12) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament championship game in Bridgeport, Conn. WOMEN Williams said Hansbrough was being fitted with a custom-made protective mask and should be ready for North Carolina’s first tournament game Friday. The fracture was discovered after an X-ray Monday morning, Williams said during the ACC’s weekly coaches’ teleconference. Shortly after the game Williams said Hansbrough’s nose was not broken. center_img No. 2 Connecticut 76, No. 23 Louisville 50: Kalana Greene scored 20 points and the Huskies (29-2) beat the Cardinals (26-7) to advance to the Big East tournament final against Rutgers tonight in Hartford, Conn. No. 6 Stanford 62, No. 8 Arizona St. 55: Candice Wiggins scored 20 points and the Cardinal (28-4) staved off a late rally to beat the Sun Devils (28-4) in the championship game of the Pac-10 Tournament at San Jose, giving the Cardinal an automatic NCAA bid. No. 12 Purdue 64, No. 5 Ohio St. 52: Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boilermakers (28-5) upset the Buckeyes (28-3) to win the Big Ten tournament championship in Indianapolis and a bid in the NCAA Tournament. No. 16 Middle Tennessee 76, Denver 50: Chrissy Givens scored 28 points to lead the Blue Raiders (28-3) to a victory in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament in Lafayette, La. No. 19 Rutgers 63, No. 21 Marquette 55: Matee Ajavon scored 20 points, Kia Vaughn had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Scarlet Knights (21-8) came from behind to reach their fifth Big East Conference title game. Xavier 65, Saint Joseph’s 59: Joei Clyburn had 19 points and 13 rebounds in Cincinnati, leading the host Musketeers (26-7) to their first Atlantic 10 tournament championship in sixyears. 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

Transboundary water management agreement signed by BC and Northwest Territories

first_imgA 2002 Bilateral Water Management Agreement with Yukon is being revised. This agreement focuses on the Liard and Petitot watersheds, and will “recognize and respect each jurisdiction’s laws, regulations, plans, policies and economic opportunities,” according to the BC government.“The people of the Northwest Territories maintain a strong connection to the land and healthy aquatic systems are essential for food security, travel and economic growth, and mental, physical, cultural and spiritual well-being,” stated J. Michael Miltenberger, the Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources Minister.“This agreement – the second our government has finalized this year – will allow our two jurisdictions to work co-operatively to manage the shared waters of the Liard and Petitot basins and ensure the health of both our people and the environment for generations to come.”The first agreement this year that Miltenberger references is a bilateral water management agreement the Northwest Territories signed with Alberta in March 2015.Advertisement An agreement was signed on Thursday by BC and Northwest Territories governments, who are committing to manage water in the Mackenzie River Basin together.The Mackenzie River Basin covers 1.8 million km2, making it the largest in Canada.This is the first bilateral water management agreement BC has signed under the broader, encompassing Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement.- Advertisement -That aforementioned agreement is a water management partnership between the federal government and Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Yukon and Northwest Territories.Through the British Columbia and Northwest Territories Bilateral Water Management Agreement, both governments are committing to protecting the ecosystems within the basin, as well as the interests of all citizens, including First Nations.“The Mackenzie River Basin is part of our rich, natural heritage that needs to be managed co-operatively,” said Environmental Minister Mary Polak, who signed the agreement. “We are taking this next step with our neighbours to the north to ensure our shared waters are protected for the health of our environment and citizens, for today and for our future generations.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Appiah promises end to Cameroon dominance of Ghana

first_img“We are going to give Cameroon a really good game and I am sure we will emerge victorious,” said the coach in his second spell as Ghana coach.Defending champions Cameroon will start as slight favourites to win the Group F clash in Ismailia Saturday having been the more impressive performers earlier this week.Cameroon scored twice in three minutes to end the resistance of Guinea-Bissau and win 2-0 while Ghana had John Boye red-carded as they were held 2-2 by Benin.Here, AFP Sport previews the three Saturday matches, with Benin and Guinea-Bissau the other fixture in an Ismailia double-header, while Angola meet Mauritania in Group E in Suez.Cameroon v GhanaCameroon coach Clarence Seedorf instructs goalkeeper Andre Onana during a 1-0 friendly loss to Brazil in England last NovemberAppiah is not overly concerned with the two dropped points against lower-ranked Benin because Ghana are traditionally slow starters at the Cup of Nations.They always recover and boast a record of six consecutive top-four finishes from 2008, including finishing runners-up twice.He was upset by the dismissal of veteran Boye, believing his time wasting should have earned a verbal warning rather than a second yellow card.Cameroon centre-back Ambroise Oyongo, one of four starters against Guinea-Bissau who were part of the 2017 title-winning team, says they must improve against Ghana.“We have to raise our game against Ghana. We did not start with a win in 2017 but this time we did and I believe that is a good omen going forward in the competition.”Benin v Guinea-BissauBenin opened the scoring after just one minute and 44 seconds, Pote beating Richard Ofori from close range after racing into the box from 45 yards out and evading a challenge from Lumor Agbenyenu. PHOTO/Amran OnlineFormer English Premier League midfielder Stephane Sessegnon has personal and team ambitions ahead of his probable return to the team after missing the Ghana match through suspension.The Turkey-based 35-year-old captain of the Squirrels needs one goal to overtake Razak Omotoyossi and become the record scorer for the national team.He also wants to help Benin finally win a match at the Cup of Nations after two draws and eight losses since debuting 15 years ago.Another threat to Guinea-Bissau will be physically imposing Mickael Pote, who also plays his club football in Turkey and bagged a brace against Ghana.Guinea-Bissau contained Cameroon for 65 minutes, but once they fell behind to a Yaya Banana header the Djurtus (wild dogs) had little bite in attack.Angola v MauritaniaCampos grabbed a crucial equaliser for Angola in their first match against TunisiaThese Group E rivals defeated each other at home in qualifying for a 2019 Cup of Nations switched to Egypt after Cameroon fell behind with preparations.Angola recovered from falling behind after just two minutes to triumph 4-1 in Luanda and Mauritania gained revenge four days later with a 1-0 win in Nouakchott.Mauritania conceded four goals again this week when losing to Mali and often poorly positioned goalkeeper Brahim Souleimane could be axed by French coach Corentin Martins.Serbia-born Angola coach Srdjan Vasiljevic was thrilled by the come-from-behind 1-1 draw with Tunisia, who are making a record-extending 14th straight appearance at the tournament.“We got a good result after enormous difficulties in the preparation period. We want to play good football and compete with the best African teams,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ghanaian head coach Kwesi Appiah before a training session when they played Kenya at the Kasarani Stadium in September 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 28 – Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says the time has come to end the dominance of Cameroon over his country in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars have confronted the Indomitable Lions four times from 1982 and the best they have achieved is two group draws while suffering two semi-final defeats.last_img read more

Pellegrini hails ‘complete performance’ as ruthless Aguero fires Man City to thumping victory

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini praised a ‘complete performance’ from his side as the Blues beat Queens Park Rangers 6-0 to condemn their opponents to relegation.It was a shocking display from the London side, who remain rock bottom of the Premier League table, but the Blues were ruthless in attack front of their own fans.Sergio Aguero netted a cool hat-trick, Aleksandar Kolarov scored a fine free-kick and two late goals from James Milner and David Silva completed the Etihad Stadium rout, as QPR slumped back down to the Championship with a whimper.But it wasn’t just their attacking class which pleased Pellegrini.“It was a complete performance today,” said the boss.“Not only because we scored six goals, and created chances to score more, but because we were a balanced team and we didn’t allow QPR to have many chances.“We kept our style of football, our philosophy, that I think is so important.”last_img read more