Game 5 disaster has Sharks once again on brink of elimination

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SAN JOSE — It’s hard to imagine how Game 5 of the Western Conference Final could have gone any worse for the Sharks.They were outworked and outclassed to start what was a decisive second period. They finished Sunday’s game with just 14 skaters, as Erik Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi all had to leave early, due to various injuries. Donskoi eventually came back, but Evander Kane was both given …last_img

Smithsonian Institute installs NoDAPL marker

first_imgDennis WardAPTN NewsA pole that sat near the banks of the Cannonball River in North Dakota and was at the epicentre of the battle between water protectors, and the government approved Dakota Access pipeline is now on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.The 3-metre tall mile-marker stood as a symbol of how people had come from near and far to demonstrate against the pipeline. On January 29, as law enforcement and government continued to threaten to clear out the main camp, the marker was strapped to the top of a car and driven by a group of water protectors from North Dakota to Washington.“It was important to get the mile marker pole out of the camp so that it would not be destroyed by DAPL bulldozers” said Bryanna Patinka.Patinka, who is from upstate New York, was one of those who drove the marker to Washington D.C. to hand over to the Smithsonian Institute.“We wanted to make sure that it was preserved for future generations.”Konwenni Jacobs was also worried about the marker.“The rumours about the camp being raided were floating around and I believe the museum showed an interest in having the mile marker pole to preserve it for the future,” she said.Jacobs, drove from her home in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, and met the rest of the pole removal crew in Onondaga.From there, they drove straight to Standing Rock, rotating drivers.“It took hours to dig the pole out of the frozen ground,” she said. “A cradle was made to support the pole on top of the truck. The pole was wrapped up good for the drive and we again drove straight to DC.“It was a very intense, fast paced trip.”The pole was installed installed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in an exhibit called Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations.Patinka said the drive to D.C was “nerve-wracking” worried that it would fall off the top of the vehicle it was tied too.“When we dropped off the pole it was bittersweet,” she said. “I was happy the pole was being preserved but worried that it would never be displayed.“I’m pleased that the marking pole is being taken care of and is now part of an exhibit.According to Kevin Grover, director of the museum, there were issues at hand in North Dakota that couldn’t be ignored.“When more than 12,000 activists and hundreds of Native Nations assembled in North Dakota during 2016 to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, treaties were at the heart of the issue” Grover said in a news release.“As the largest gathering of Native Americans in protest, it was truly a historic event and one that should be address in the National Museum of the American Indian.”The museum acknowledged that hundreds of hand-made signs nailed to the post point toward the water protector’s city, state, American Indian Nation, or foreign country and indicate its distance in miles or meters.Points of origin include the small city of Fort Buffalo 50 yards away, the closest, to Sápmi in the Arctic, home of the Sami indigenous peoples, 3,913 miles away.”The mile-marker will be on view until the exhibition closes in 2021.Contact Dennis here: [email protected]last_img read more

Chorus Aviation wins heavy maintenance contract with Latvias airBaltic

first_imgHALIFAX – Chorus Aviation Inc. says it has signed a deal to perform heavy maintenance work for Latvia’s airBaltic.Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.Under the deal, Jazz Technical Services will provide airframe maintenance for airBaltic’s 12 Q400 NextGen aircraft.The work will be done at its facility at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.Jazz Technical Services is focused on heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul of Bombardier and Embraer aircraft.It is a division of Jazz Aviation LP, which is owned by Chorus.Companies in this story: (TSX:CHR)last_img

EU official calls on Kosovo to revoke tariff on Serb goods

first_imgPRISTINA, Kosovo — European Union’s enlargement commissioner is visiting Kosovo to try to push authorities to revoke a recent decision to impose a 100-per cent tariff on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.Johannes Hahn met with Kosovo’s top officials Monday after earlier visiting Belgrade, where he held talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and called on Kosovo “to unblock regional co-operation and trade.”Last month, Kosovo’s government imposed the tariff on Serbian imports saying it would stay in place until Serbia recognizes Kosovo’s independence and stops preventing it from joining international organizations.Kosovo failed to join Interpol following Serbia’s campaign.Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008. The EU has said that normalized ties between the two are a condition for the countries to become members.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Pedestrian killed on Highway 97 between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd

first_imgWhile the investigation remains active and ongoing, alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor.The Highway was closed for several hours for the initial stages of the RCMP investigation. CHETWYND, B.C. – Chetwynd RCMP along with Peace River Traffic Services are investigating a collision on Highway 97 that claimed the life of a Dawson Creek man.The collision happened at around 5:30 p.m. Friday between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd on Highway 97.  According to Peace FM, the initial investigation leads police to believe that the pedestrian was struck by a northbound pickup truck while attempting to cross Highway 97 from the southbound lane, where he had been dropped off.The pedestrian, a 76-year-old from Dawson Creek, was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.last_img read more

Adani Ports SEZ arm buys InLogistics for Rs 3315 crore

first_imgMumbai: Adani Logistics, a wholly-owned arm of Adani Ports & SEZ, Thursday signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent in Innovative B2B Logistics Solutions (InLogistics), a rail-based logistic firm controlled by private equity firm True North for an enterprise value of Rs 331.5 crore.The Adanis will pay an upfront amount of Rs 43.2 crore in an all-cash deal while the rest will be paid over an unspecified period of time, the Adani Logistics said in a late evening filing to the exchanges. The company said the transaction implies an equity value of Rs 43.2 crore for 100 percent of InLogistics shares and 10 times multiple of its expected pre-tax earnings for FY19, which takes the enterprise valuation to Rs 33.5 crore. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”The transaction will be an all cash deal and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of FY20,” the company said in a statement adding post-transaction Adani Logistics will become the largest private sector rail and logistics operator in the country.”It enables us to expand its total addressable market, enhance network coverage and create a value chain to handle dry cargo segment,” the statement said. Founded in 2006, InLogistics provides integrated logistics services for domestic cargo movement and serves the Eastern and Northern hinterland markets and lists Tata Steel, Tata Sponge Iron, JSW Cement and retail marble traders as its key clients.InLogistics will add 14 container rakes, one logistics park spread across 38 acres and 3,566 containers to Adani Logistics which currently operates three logistics parks, two Exim yards and one container yard with a capacity to handle 5,00,000 TEU per year.last_img read more

Delhi Congress intensifies poll campaign

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Congress has intensified its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. “Haath ke Saath cycle Yatra” campaign has now passed through several assembly constituencies in Delhi. Addressing the people assembled at the Chaupal, Congress working President Devender Yadav said that people were enthusiastically taking part in the cycle yatra, which was a clear indication that they were now looking towards the Congress party to form a government at the Centre, under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe “Haath Ke Saath Cycle Yatra”, being held under the leadership of Sheila Dikshit covered the Assembly segments of Uttam Nagar, Vikaspuri and Najafgaarh. “The cycle on Friday started from Dichamu Kala, Najafgarh, Anaj Mandi, Dhansa, Khera Road, Paprawat, Deenpur, Bharatgarh Ayushman Chowk, Matiala Village, Sector-3 JJ Colony and finished at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Apartment, Sector -13 Dwarka. Yadav said that the Congress workers were emphasising the fact that the poorest people in the country will be given Rs 72,000 annually which will benefit 5 crore families and 25 crore people across the country.last_img read more

Home Players Enjoy Luck Of The Draw At Australian Open

The draw ceremony last week for the Australian Open turned into a draw celebration for the hosts: Australian tennis players got relatively easy matchups in the first round. Their draws were among the most favorable for a host country’s players since Grand Slam tournaments started awarding prize money in 1968. And so far the Aussies have taken advantage, with three men in the third round for the first time since 2004.Host nations’ national tennis associations run the Grand Slam events, and organizers like to be able to showcase home players. So, a draw like this year’s might look suspicious. But there’s no evidence that hosts rig draws in favor of their players. If anything, home-nation players have had rougher matchups than you’d expect by random chance.The difference is small, but the toughest Slam, even including this year’s draw, has been Australia’s. Last year’s was as tough as this year’s was easy, a point hinted at by Craig Tiley, CEO of Tennis Australia, at the draw ceremony last week.Draw luck matters a lot in Grand Slam tennis, because most players are placed randomly. In each of the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, just 1 in 4 players gets a seed, which governs roughly — though not precisely — where they’re placed in the first round. The other three-quarters of players could go anywhere. One-third of them have to face a seed, including one unlucky soul who worked all year to make the tournament, only to face the top seed. The other two-thirds get to play another unseeded player.The winners of those matchups get a seeded player in the second round, unless that favorite was upset in the first round. For unseeded players struggling to make ends meet, good draw luck at one of these lucrative events could mean their biggest paycheck of the year.The draw has been so favorable to Australians that three men have reached third-round matches Friday without having to face an opponent with a Top 20 seed. Two of them face each other, which means an Australian man will reach the fourth round for the first time since 2012.That kind of home advantage has been more the exception than the norm. I checked by looking at men’s singles draws back to 1968 and women’s singles draws back to 1981 at all four Grand Slam tournaments, as provided by Jeff Sackmann, who runs tennisabstract.com. The draw sizes and number of seeds varied in the earliest years in the data set. I tossed the draws that had first-round byes and focused only on unseeded players, because they’re the ones most subject to draw luck. I also excluded host-nation players who made their way through the qualifying draw, because they’re usually slotted in after the rest of the draw has been set. Then for each event, I compared how many seeded opponents the home players could have expected to draw in the first round with how many they did.For instance, this year, with a 128-player draw and 32 seeds, each unseeded player had a 1-in-3 chance of drawing a seed in the first round. Eight Australian men and six Australian women were unseeded and reached the main draw without having to play the qualifying tournament. Just two of them drew seeded opponents in the first round. On average, we’d have expected four and two-thirds of them to draw seeded opponents.That makes this year’s Australian Open one of the luckiest draws for the hosts in our data set of 178 Grand Slam events. Just twice was there both a bigger ratio and a bigger gap between expected and actual seeds drawn: at the 2003 Australian Open, when unseeded home players got two seeded opponents instead of the expected five, and at Wimbledon in 2001, when unseeded British players drew just one seed instead of the expected four and two-thirds.But there is no nefarious pattern here. Last year’s Australian Open was one of the worst for hosts, whose unseeded players could have expected to draw 4.5 seeded opponents but instead drew eight. Wimbledon in 2002 was one of the toughest for hosts, a year after the cushy draw. And the favorable 2003 Australian Open draw followed two straight unfavorable ones for the hosts.Overall in the data set, home-nation unseeded players have drawn 4 percent more seeded opponents in the first round than expected by chance. That’s probably a fluke, particularly for the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, where the difference between actual and expected seeded opponents is in the narrow range between -1 percent to 6 percent. The Australian Open has been the toughest for home players, with 16 percent more seeded opponents than expected. It would take a few more draws like this year’s to even that out. read more

Ohio State baseball reaches 40 wins in victory over Michigan at Big

OSU redshirt sophomore pitcher Adam Niemeyer (43) pitches during a game on April 14 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoFriday’s deflating loss to Iowa put the No. 4 seed Ohio State Buckeyes on the brink of elimination, and just hours later, the Buckeyes squared off against the fifth-seeded Michigan Wolverines. Another loss in the Big Ten tournament would have sent the Buckeyes home and would have created tension on Selection Monday hoping to receive an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. At first, it appeared the pitching woes rolled over from the Iowa game as right-handed redshirt sophomore Adam Niemeyer ran into some early trouble, surrendering two earned runs on a hit and two hit batsmen in his first inning of work. However, the Buckeye offense came out in the bottom of the first and scored five runs on six hits to chase the Michigan starter, right-handed sophomore Ryan Nutof, out of the game after only one out in the first. This offensive onslaught was helped by the middle of the order when junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson, second baseman Troy Kuhn and center fielder Troy Montgomery recorded three consecutive RBI singles to score the first three runs. Senior co-captain Jalen Washington brought in the next two runners on a single through the right side to give the Buckeyes a 5-2 lead. Thunderstorms rolled into TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, forcing the Buckeyes and Wolverines to continue play on Saturday. Niemeyer was relieved by freshman right-hander Ryan Feltner because of the weather delay. On Saturday, Feltner got into some trouble in the top half of the fifth. Three straight Wolverines reached base off of a walk, a single and an error which loaded the bases with no outs.After striking out Michigan sophomore Jake Bivens for the first out, Feltner gave up an RBI single to freshman second baseman Ako Thomas to cut the Buckeyes lead to three. Michigan centerfielder Cody Bruder then reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring freshman left fielder Jonathan Englemann, making the score 6-4 Buckeyes after five.As the Buckeyes did in the bottom half of the first, they put any momentum on Michigan’s side into submission after a Dawson RBI single and Kuhn’s two-RBI single to extend the lead to 9-4 in OSU’s favor. The single by Kuhn was initially called foul by the first base umpire, but that was overturned when the OSU coach Greg Beals asked for the umpires to review the call. In the bottom of the seventh, Nennig scored on an RBI double by Kuhn, who was then brought in by Montgomery’s RBI single and cruise to an 11-4 victory.To say that the Buckeyes were hot offensively is an understatement. OSU recorded 18 hits and were 9-for-19 with runners in scoring position. Each Buckeye hitter recorded a hit in the game.This offense helped the freshman, Feltner, have a career day in relief. In his 6.1 innings of work, Feltner gave up two runs, one earned, on six hits and three walks. He also struck out a career high 10 batters on 114 pitches.The Buckeyes will face the No. 7 seed Michigan State Spartans later Saturday. If the Spartans win, they will face the No. 8 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Championship. If the Buckeyes win, they will have to face the Spartans again tomorrow morning to decide who goes to the Big Ten Championship. read more

Mourinho already impressed by Rashford

first_imgMarcus Rashford has had a difficult situation at Manchester United lately as he hasn’t been playing that much this season and he has been struggling to secure his regular spot in the starting eleven.However, José Mourinho claimed that he has been already impressed a lot by Marcus Rashford and the young forward doesn’t have to prove anything to him as he has already done enough to show his real qualities.The Portuguese coach spoke about Rashford and also his opinion on Paul Pogba, according to therepublikofmancunia.com:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“No. To impress me? He impresses me. That’s the reason why he was selected for every match of the season — absolutely every match of the season, and that’s why he played in so many of them, so he doesn’t need to leave to play or to need anything.”“I think he (Pogba) is going to be here next season. That’s my feeling. I can give the guarantee that I don’t want him to leave and that the club doesn’t want to sell him, and I can give the guarantee that we don’t have any approach from him or his agent or from any club. So at this moment, for me, he’s staying, yes.”last_img read more