Must win situation for Nelson Leafs

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsIn years past the Nelson Leafs have faced must win games — but against Grand Forks, a team the coaching staff generally gives the back-up goalie the start and an opportunity for the players to improve the individual stats?However, when your record is 5-8 and 10 points from the top of the division, every game, especially against a team lower in the standings, are, well you guessed it, a must-win game.The struggling Nelson, losers of two straight and three of its last five games, face the Border Bruins Saturday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.“There are huge games coming up,” said Leaf sniper Adrian Moyls when asked about the weekend tilts against Grand Forks and Sunday in Spokane. “These games are going to be crucial to our year.”
 Nelson is a not-very-good 1-1 against the perennial Murdoch Division bottom feeders from Grand Forks.The Leafs received a rude awakening to start the season when the Bruins scored six power play goals en route to a 6-2 victory. Nelson managed some revenge, thanks to a four-point night from Gavin Currie, to take the rematch 8-3.One aspect the game the Leafs may want to improve if the club wants to make a run in the Murdoch Division is the power play. The club is a dismal 1-for-31 with the man advantage in October.“Our power play has got to get going,” Moyls admitted, one of the many Leaf forwards with no power play goals. “Right now there’s no finish. It’s getting better but right now it’s not good enough.”Grand Forks just might be what the doctor ordered to help the Leafs regain some confidence. The Boundary City squad had one win in its last ten games, and has allowed league-high 5.30 goals per game this season — perfect medicine for a team that scores 2.70 goals per game.Sunday Nelson travels to the Lilac City to meet the red-hot Braves. Spokane had reeled off six straight wins before the Fernie Ghostriders cooled the Braves with a 7-4 victory.LEAGUE NOTES: Spencer Brodt of the Rebels has a few more games to sit on his four-game suspension for a gross misconduct during an October 9 home contest against Beaver Valley. . . .Brodt’s teammate Adam Smith and Ryan Schibler of the Bruins received one-game suspensions for earning game misconducts in the last 10 minutes of the game October 16. . . .Taylor House and Stefan Jensen of Osoyoos lead the KIJHL in scoring, respectively. Ryan Aynsley of Castlegar is third. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

FEU prepared to play PVL Finals game 2 sans Pons

first_imgView comments Still, FEU coach George Pascua said his team will be ready to play on Saturday regardless.“We’re prepared to play again without them,” said Pascua. “We’ve been able to perform during games that she (Pons) wasn’t there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Armed with more experience, Amer expected to lead Meralco in Finals Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBernadeth Pons has missed five of her team’s last six games but somehow, Far Eastern University still went on to make it to the championship round of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Minus Pons, FEU fell short in the finals opener but not after going toe-to-toe against an undefeated National University side, bannered by the towering Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Santiago imposed her will and finished with a game-high 23 points, including four blocks and four service aces.The Lady Bulldogs took Game 1, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Lady Tamaraws are likely to be without their team captain in Pons and another key player in Kyla Atienza in Game 2.The last time Pons showed up, she led FEU over Adamson in the semis decider on Saturday with 15 points. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 awardlast_img read more

Top American Epidemiologist, Physician Visits Liberia

first_imgThe fight against the Ebola Virus Disease is now gaining global momentum as more and more financial, human and material support comes in to help affected countries contain the spread of the virus.The latest is a delegation of health experts from an international social justice and health organization, Partners in Health.The high-level delegation PIH, headed by top American Anthropologist, Epidemiologist and Physician, Paul Edward Farmer, is in the country to hold discussions with relevant partners on how to contain the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease. PIH, which renders health services globally, is jointly in Liberia with Last Mile Health (LMH), a partner institution.The objectives of the delegation’s visit, according to an Executive Mansion statement, include seeking the guidance of Government on the proposed set of immediate response programs to be implemented by the coalition in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the County Health Teams.The delegation, the Executive Mansion’s statement said, will also discuss strategies for ensuring that the global response works to strengthen national and county-level institutions by building local capacity (public and private, including for community-based care for Ebola and other diseases).LMH, also known in Liberia as Tiyatien Health, is delivering comprehensive community-based healthcare and health systems strengthening in remote regions in Liberia, particularly in Grand Gedeh County.The group also builds capacity at the national and county levels and supports partners of  government in strengthening and improving national community health policy and practice.PIH works in several countries throughout the world including Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Mexico, Malawi, Peru, Russia, United States, to provide a preferential option for the poor in healthcare. They strive to achieve the overarching goal of bringing the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them.Physician Farmer is best known for his humanitarian work providing suitable healthcare to rural and under-resourced areas in developing countries, beginning in Haiti.He is formerly the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also an attending physician and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He was named chairman of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health in 2009, succeeding Jim Yong Kim, his longtime friend and collaborator, who was appointed President of the World Bank in 2012.The delegation will also hold talks with President Sirleaf.Meanwhile, International support, especially from the United States government and the World Bank Group (WBG), are now pouring in the past few days, all in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 1000 lives in Liberia and over 2000 in the West African region.These are coming at a time when the chair of the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) and President of the Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, recently said that that international support was slow in coming-something he said was hampering the fight against the disease.The United States government, through President Barack Obama, on Tuesday September 16 announced plans of bringing in more equipment and 3,000 military troops to help contain the virus.At the military front, United States will, through the U.S. Africa Command, set up a task force with headquarters in Monrovia to provide regional command and control support to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief.This also includes managing an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in southeastern Liberia as well as scaling up community-based interventions.According to a statement issued Tuesday, September 16, in the US, the World Bank approved a grant of US$105 million for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.Liberia is to get US$52 million out of the US$105 million, the highest among the three West African Countries badly  affected by the Ebola virus disease (EVD).The intent, WBG disclosed, “is to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway and help families and communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and rebuild and strengthen essential public health systems in the three worst-affected countries to guard against future disease outbreaks.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Granger tells UN forum ‘people before profits’

first_img…yet sends home thousands from GuySuCo same day – RamsaroopThe hypocrisy of the David Granger-led A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance For Change (APNU-AFC) coalition Government has reached staggering, if not dangerous proportions, in the light of what transpired this past week with the single largest retrenchment of workers in Guyana’s recent history.The scathing conclusion was arrived at this past week by Economic Advisor to the Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Ramsaroop.He was at the time weighing in on the recent termination letters which were issuedEconomic Advisor to the Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Ramsaroopto more than 3000 workers of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).News of the retrenchment came on the same day that President Granger was on the African continent, pontificating to those leaders, the need for the principle of ‘people before profits’ – a policy he said, was being upheld in Guyana. What crass hypocrisy!The President, according to Dr Ramsaroop, “was being less than honest since on that same day, the nation learnt that thousands of sugar workers in Berbice were being sent home.”Head of State David Granger addressed the United Nations Environment Assembly, held in Nairobi, Kenya with the objective of combatting pollution in the extractive sector. In his address, the Guyanese leader espoused that people “must be at the heart of the development of our natural resources… people must come before profits.”Dr Ramsaroop has since observed that there “was in my opinion a blatant attempt to cover up by the Government’s chief cook, bottle washer, now chief propagandist spinner.”He was referring to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who when cornered in the corridors of Parliament Building over the dismissals of literally thousands of workers, said he read about it in the newspapers as did everyone else.“Minister Harmon wants this nation to believe that a wholly Government-owned entity, with a Board of Directors which was recently installed by the newly installed Government, took a decision to send home 3000 workers without communicating such a decision to the actual owners… He must be joking,” Ramsaroop posited.Speaking to the Government’s contemptuous display of hypocrisy and arrogance in its handling of the nation’s business and the treatment of its assets, Dr Ramsaroop posited “he (Harmon) had the gall to tell this nation that the Cabinet was not informed of this decision… What next is going to happen only for Minister Harmon to come and say Cabinet didn’t know.”Dr Ramsaroop, in seeking to point the danger of this practice being embraced by the APNU/AFC Government, said had reporters not cornered the Agriculture Minister literally minutes after speaking to Minister Harmon, the charade might have worked.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder told reporters that nobody should be surprised since the move to retrench the workers is in keeping with a white paper he had presented to the House.Minister Holder told reporters bluntly there will be no planting of canes and as such there will be no work at the Rose Hall and other Estates.“Remember it was Harmon who said only recently that Government had put off the closure of the estates until 2018… well folks, the Agriculture Minister laid it bare when he clarified that 2018 in relation to the closure of the estates meant January 1.”The Economic Advisor was adamant however, “it is the President himself who has to shoulder the blame for this… such a decision could not have been taken without his knowledge and approval and the true hypocritical nature of the once aloof statesman (President Granger) is now being revealed.”He questioned how else does a person explain, President Granger going to Africa, preaching about the importance of people before profits – no doubt in reference to oil revenues – and on the same day back home thousands in Berbice woke up to the news that they are now jobless.”Dr Ramsaroop, said “the events of the past week signal a turning point in Guyana’s history, since the President is now operating not only with impunity and disregard for the laws of the country, but with a clear disregard for constituencies – the people that vote at elections.”He posited, “any student of political science in their first semester would tell you that the firing of 3000 Berbicians days before the Christmas holidays, represent not only 3000 lost votes for the Government come elections, but 3000 families directly impacted with a loss of income days before Christmas… this was indeed a heartless act on the part of this Administration.”The Economic Advisor is convinced, however, that the answers as to President Granger’s “boldness in his actions and callous disregard for Guyanese who did not vote for him can be found in the Budget presented for 2018.”He told Guyana Times that at present, the Government speakers are engaged in a process of obfuscation and given the voting divide in the House, it is unlikely that anything the Opposition advances will be taken on board. The one-seat majority, with a few hundred votes will prevail.The analyst said instead of listening to politicians’ attempts to score political points and press coverage, a careful look should be had at the actual figures which are now publicly available.Dr Ramsaroop is committed to providing a complete analysis of the 2018 Budget, adding that “President Granger’s arrogant actions, disdain for and treatment of the sugar workers in a functioning democracy spell the end of the coalition at the helm. Such bold and hypocritical stances being taken by this Administration must lead people to wake up and really ask serious questions.”He said, “before getting into the corruption and mismanagement of the nation’s resources, there are several specific allocations or in some cases non-allocations of monies in the 2018 Budget that are causes for concern.”The Economic Advisor concluded by again reminding of the recent shenanigans at the Guyana Elections Commission, a situation compounded by a cut in its budget for 2018 by almost $1 billion – “2018, a year it is supposed to run off Local Government Elections after which general elections are to be held.”last_img read more

Huskies, Junior Canucks to begin best of five set tonight

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies and the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks will drop the puck on their best of five NWJHL quarter final tonight in Dawson Creek. Tonight’s game gets underway at 8 p.m. as the Huskies will try to do something they were not able to do all regular season, which was win in Dawson Creek.Assistant coach Todd Alexander kept the final practice relatively simple as the team spent time sharpening their powerplay and hammering home further the X’s and O’s of what the team needs to do on the ice to be successful.“It wasn’t too technical of a practice. We just worked on systematical stuff. You are what you are at this point. There isn’t too much that you’re going to be able to change. You just try to stick with what you do best and run with that in the playoffs,” he said.- Advertisement -Alexander went on to say that while the team also worked on their puck possession, if the Huskies don’t match the energy from Dawson Creek the hard work will be all for not and the series will be over quick.“Our puck possession is our game,” he explained. “We want to play with the puck and give ourselves more time with it and better opportunities. We’d rather not chase it around. The power play is obviously important this time of year, it could make or break you in a tight game. Those two things are catchy parts of the game. What you really need is the nuts and bolts. If you don’t have any nuts and bolts it will be a quick series. We need to come out and match their intensity and play well when we don’t have the puck.”Travis McLean is expected to start game one tonight from the Kin Arena. Game two has the teams returning to Fort St. John at 8 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool to sign Man U CL winner and brilliant midfielder ‘deal done’ – latest news and rumours from Anfield

first_img One of the best young players in Europe ‘going to Liverpool’ – read all about the report from Italy, below, then find out the latest on Carlos Tevez’s proposed move to Liverpool by clicking the yellow arrow above, right! – According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Kovacic is on his way to Anfield. They claim Liverpool will cough up £16m to sign the Inter and Croatia star – who played for his nation in their 1-1 draw against Italy in the Euro 2016 qualifiers – with an extra £2m to be paid in add-ons. Tuttosport’s headline, translater into English, reads: “Inter’s Kovacic goes to Liverpool”. The signing of Paulo Dybala by Juventus could pave the way for Carlos Tevez to sign for Liverpool – read all about it below, then click right to find out which highly rated international defender could move to Anfield instead of Old Trafford! – The Liverpool Echo suggest that “Liverpool could complete a shock move for Carlos Tevez this week”, as the Argentine’s spell with Champions League runners up Juventus comes to an end. The local Liverpool newspaper report that the talk coming from Italy is of an Anfield move potentially luring the former Manchester United striker back to the Premier League, in the face of competition from Atletico Madrid and Boca Juniors. The fee would likely be a potentially bargain £10m, although with Tevez now 31, this goes against the grain of the ‘re-sale value’ policy favoured by the Reds’ owners, Fenway Sports Group. Liverpool to improve initial bid for Nathaniel Clyne and thwart Man United, claim the Mirror – read all about it below – The Reds’ initial £10m bid for Southampton right-back Clyne was turned down by Southampton, probably mindful of the millions they got from Liverpool last summer and the interest of Man United in the England defender. Now the Mirror claim Liverpool are ready to up their original offer, potentially to the £15m the Saints are hoping to secure for Clyne’s services. Is he worth the money? Join the debate, below! 3 3 3 For all the latest Liverpool transfer news and views, bookmark for your Liverpool fix on Facebook, head to would you like to see Liverpool sign this summer, following the relatively cheap additions of James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan?Share your views on Liverpool’s transfer business – just leave a comment below, we would love to hear from you!last_img read more


first_imgWe had no teams in action last weekend.The Letterkenny and District Schoolboys league is set to resume next weekend with our u/12, u/14 and u/16 teams in action.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 10,16,20 and 21. Christine Wallace won €50 for most numbers. Next week’s jackpot is €3800. SOCCER: LAGAN HARPS FC CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 18th, 2013 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:Lagan Harps FC noteslast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps attempts to sign French striker Wilfired Tagbo have been hindered by red tape and international clearance issues. Members of the Finn Harps board have been working tirelessly to ensure Tagbo can be available for Ollie Horgan’s side for their league opener at Tolka Park next Friday night.Parisian forward Tagbo has been hugely impressive in his pre-season outings for Harps over the last number of weeks. He scored the winner against Cork City and also popped up with the crucial goal in the game between Harps and an Inishowen League representative side at Maginn Park a fortnight ago.It is believed Harps manager Ollie Horgan is keen to acquire the services of the talented Frenchman for the season ahead but so far have been blocked to make the move officials due to a number of hurdles regarding paperwork.International clearance has caused headaches for many clubs over the years and continues to be problematic.The process is a slow and drawn out legislative matter and can stressful for all involved in trying to get it through, especially when working against a deadline. Harps face local rivals Derry City in their final pre-season game before the new season.Derry host Harps at The Brandywell on Saturday afternoon and represents the last chance Horgan has to tinker with his side before the league opener at Shelbourne.RED TAPE COULD PREVENT FINN HARPS FROM LANDING FRENCH STRIKER was last modified: February 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Finn Harps FCnewssoccerSportWilfried Tagbolast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps bring the curtain down on the first quarter of the 2014 campaign when they make their shortest away trip of the First Division season on Saturday as the face First Division title favourites Longford Town at the City Calling Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm).Longford come into the game on the back of a shock defeat against Shamrock Rovers ‘B’ last weekend, but Harps boss Ollie Horgan still knows they will prove a formidable opponent on Saturday.“Longford have the best panel of players in our Division,” said Horgan of his fortcoming opponents. “The fact that they lost last day out makes no difference other than we might suffer a backlash from them. “They have serious players all over the field and on the bench too,” he said. “Stephen Rice, Pat Sullivan and Pat Flynn all won the league with Shamrock Rovers just a couple years ago. David O’Sullivan, Gary Shaw and Don Cowen amongst others give them power and pace up front. They also have Kevin O’Connor and Sean Russell who they have signed from Premier Division teams.”Last Friday, Harps had to fight back for a 1-1 in a game that turned on the sending off of defender Keith Cowan in the first half.“We played well during the first half on Friday night until sending off,” said Horgan. “But, the whole game changed after that. I felt we were in control of game up to that point and had a decent goal disallowed but in the end were fortunate to get a result at all.“Keith raised a ‘finger’ to Danny Furlong who fell rather dramatically to the ground, so according to the letter of the law he was sent off. However, neither player came out of incident with much credit.” Harps have conceded four goals in their six First Division games this season, with only one of them coming from open play. Horgan has preached all season about defending from set-pieces and is probably a bit disappointed that the majority of goals conceded have come from set plays.“We conceded against Galway from a throw in that should have been cleared, a direct free kick and penalty in Shelbourne but Wexford’s goal should have been dealt with. Killian Cantwell got a free header near the back post initially and ball travelled good distance to other side of goal and overall it was poor defending on our part.Harps have had some success against Saturday opponents in Longford in recent times. Prior to last season’s 3-1 defeat, Harps had won on each of their previous three visits to the midlands.Josh Mailey and Keith Cowan are both suspended for Saturday’s game, meaning that Caoimhin Bonner is in line for his first start of the season. Kevin McHugh, who has only played in the opening game of the season, remains out with a hamstring complaint.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: Josh Mailey, Keith Cowan.Doubtful: None.Injured: Kevin McHugh (hamstring). Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: D-W-W-D-L-D (9 pts)Longford Town: W-W-L-W-D-L (10 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six away games v Longford Town03-Jun-11 Longford Town 0-0 Finn Harps (FAI Cup)09-Jul-11 Longford Town 3-2 Finn Harps (First Division)14-Apr-12 Longford Town 1-3 Finn Harps (First Division)11-Aug-12 Longford Town 0-1 Finn Harps (First Division)11-May-13 Longford Town 2-3 Finn Harps (First Division)07-Sep-13 Longford Town 3-1 Finn Harps (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2014Pat McCann – 3Ruairi Keating – 3 (1 in League Cup)Keith Cowan – 1James Doherty – 1Michael Funston – 1Paul McVeigh – 1Carel Tiofack – 1Sean McCarron – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2014 (Finn Harps scorers in brackets)11-Apr-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 1-1 Wexford Youths (Keating)04-Apr-2014 – Lg – Shelbourne 2-0 Finn Harps29-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 1-1 Galway FC (McVeigh)21-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 5-0 Cobh Ramblers (Doherty, Tiofack, McCann 2, Keating)16-Mar-2014 – Lg – Shamrock Rovers B 0-3 Finn Harps (Cowan, Funston, McCann)10-Mar-2014 – LC – Finn Harps 3-2 Cockhill Celtic (McCarron, O’Donnell o.g., Keating)07-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford UnitedHARPS MAKE THE SHORT AWAY TRIP TO LONGFORD was last modified: April 18th, 2014 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:finn harpsLongford Townlast_img read more