Leafs add some scoring punch up front as Nelson begins three-game road trip in Spokane

first_imgAfter scoring two goals in two games to open the season, the Leafs dropped 15 against Fernie and Columbia Valley during the weekend — albeit, a dozen came against Ghostriders in a 12-3 shellacking.Morey believes with a little luck around the net, Nelson could be undefeated heading into the weekend.“I think we could be 4-0 had we had better finish around the net,” he said.Rookie Ryan Cooper leads Nelson in scoring with five points in three games with Jackson Zimmermann, Ethan Beattie, Sawyer Hunt and David Sanchez tied for second, each with four points.Zimmermann leads the Leafs in goals with three.In goal is where Nelson has shined with Josh Williams currently in seventh spot in goalie stats with a stingy 1.50 goals against average in two games.Quinn Yeager is 14th overall with a 2.34 average.Injury updateMorey said forward Logan Wullum is very close to returning to the lineup. Wullum, out with a hand injury, played briefly against Fernie and is now considered day-to-day.Morey said the Leaf assistant captain should be back when Nelson travels to Grand Forks to meet the Bruins.Meanwhile defenceman Michael Bladon is waiting for medical clearance.The rookie rearguard has yet to see action this season.Edmonton native Troy Glionna has left the team for personal reason and has been released.In three games with Nelson, Glionna did not register a point. Fresh from playing the past seven consecutive games at home — four regular season and three exhibitions — the Nelson Leafs venture out for a three-game road trip.The Leafs, 2-1-1, travel to the Lilac City Friday for a division rivalry game against the Spokane Braves.Spokane is off to a good start with the only blemish an overtime loss in four games. The early season result has the Braves tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with Grand Forks Border Bruins.Nelson will have a new face in the lineup as the Green and White acquired 6’1”, 180-pound forward Jaiden Laporte from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.Leaf GM Lance Morey said Laporte became available after being a late cut from the Northern Alberta squad.“Jaiden is a power forward who processes a big league shot,” Morey said about the new acquisition.“I think it adds another dimension to help our offensive output.”“Adding another big body up front just adds to an already strong forward group that is becoming very tough to play against,” Morey added.The Leafs travel to Creston Saturday for the fourth meeting of the season against a team from the Eddie Mountain Division.Next week the Leafs conclude the three-game road trip against the Border Bruins in Grand Forks before returning to the NDCC Arena to face Creston Saturday, September 30.Lack of finish around the net proves costly early in the seasonlast_img read more

Bucks’ Sterling Brown arrested, tased over parking spat

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 Brown, who is averaging 3.5 points per game and 1.8 rebounds this season, has received more minutes over the last couple weeks including two straight starts.“That’s working hard and the results are going to show. I’ve been getting more minutes and I’ve been taking advantage of that,” Brown said. “I don’t expect (anything) to change.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gauerke says officers contacted a man after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Gauerke did not say what led to the officers’ use of force and it wasn’t immediately known whether Brown was cited for anything.“It’s a personal issue I’m dealing with right now. I know it’s being handled. I’d appreciate it if you all respect that right now,” Brown told reporters before the Bucks’ home game Friday night against Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBrown had what appeared to be a bruise and scratches on the right side of his face.Asked if there could be any discipline for Brown from the team or NBA, coach Joe Prunty said “I truly believe. We support him in this. We believe it will be resolved quickly. We’ll move forward from it.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown (23) chases down a loose ball during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Police officers used a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a Walgreens parking lot.Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke says the department is investigating what happened and the officers’ use of force.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron won’t tell All-Star order, jokes Westbrook last pick LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Harris, Gallinari help Clippers edge Blazers

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ve had three relatively poor defensive games, two of them against very good offensive teams,” coach Terry Stotts said before the game. “I am concerned. It’s not a trend I want to continue. Milwaukee was a train wreck.”UP NEXTClippers: Host Phoenix on Wednesday.Trail Blazers: Host Orlando on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Pistons pull away in 4th quarter, turn back Suns Damian Lillard scored 30 points for Portland, which led by 13 at halftime but then had to play the second half without starting center Jusuf Nurkic because of a bruised shoulder.With Portland missing its defensive anchor, the Clippers began the half on a 20-4 run. The Clippers kept the momentum going, outscoring the Blazers 38-16 in the third quarter.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 ChrissWith the game slipping away, Blazers coach Terry Stotts left Lillard in the game to start the fourth quarter, and the star guard’s personal 7-0 run in a span of 12 seconds tied it at 100 with 1:53 left.But Gallinari made a short pull-up jumper, Portland missed a couple jumpers on the next possession and Patrick Beverley clinched it with a pair of free throws. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 20: Tobias Harris #34 looks on against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Capital One Arena on November 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. Will Newton/Getty Images/AFPPORTLAND, Ore. — Tobias Harris had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-100 on Sunday night.Danilo Gallinari made the tiebreaking jumper with 47 seconds left and added 17 points for the Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT The loss ruined Maurice Harkless’ first start of the season. He had returned Wednesday from a knee injury that kept him out since Oct. 29.TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles improved to 13-6, the best record in the Western Conference. The Clippers have done it with a roster absent of household names, but depth is the reason they are where they are.“You have seven or eight guys that can start and they do,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We move it around. But as long as your group is good with that and the changes and we have good group.”Trail Blazers: After a strong start to the season, the Blazers sputtered in the last two games of their road trip, losing by a combined 71 points. The defense, which was at one point in the top five in the league, has fallen to 16th in defensive efficiency.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Marion Subah Wants Gov’t Invest in Pre-Service Health Education

first_imgMrs. Marion Subah (2nd from left) poses with the honorees, including Drs. Gwenigale and Dahn.Maternal Child Survival Program/Human Resources and Health (MCSP/HRH) Liberia’s Chief of Party (COP), Marion Subah, has underscored the need for government to invest in pre-service health education programs to augment the strength of the sector.Mrs. Subah made the call at a program marking the official end of the Maternal and Child Survival Program Human Resources for Health (MCSP/HRP) Learning and Dissemination Event hosted yesterday, September 13, at a resort in Monrovia.The well-arranged and time bound program was hosted under the theme, “Celebrating and Promoting Sustainable Pre-Service Education for Quality Human Resources for Health in Liberia: MCSP/HRH Empowering Midwives and Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs).”The MCSP/HRH project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).“It will be important that sustained intentional effort and investment are put in place to ensure that the pre-service education remains robust to have a long-lasting impact on the quality of healthcare, especially for the women and children,” Madam Subah said in her presentation about results of the project’s achievements and/or accomplishments.The USAID-funded MCSP/HRH is supporting the Liberian Government’s commitment to strengthening the country’s health workforce through the project.The project is focused on strengthening pre-service education for registered MTLs in targeted institutions throughout the country.MCSP aims to strengthen and expand a fit-for-purpose, productive, and motivated health workforce to end preventable child and maternal deaths.Madam Subah said the program was initiated after realizing that Liberia has one of the lowest number of professional healthcare workers in the world.According to her, a survey established that instead of having 45 health workers to 10,000 populations, it had 11.8 healthcare providers to 10,000 persons.She also indicated that the Ebola outbreak, which occurred between 2014 and 2015, highlighted the crisis that was exacerbated by a major gap in health workers’ skills.“As part of rebuilding the country’s health system, transformation of pre-service education (PSE) was prioritized so that it could produce a fit-for purpose, productive and motivated health workforce,” Madam Subah said.She said that the program placed special emphasis on midwives and medical lab technicians as cadres that were critically low, and were crucial for reduction of unacceptably high maternal mortality rate of 1072 to 100, 000 live birth, considered one of the highest rates in the world.The objectives of the program were to increase the quality of instruction at targeted pre-service training institutions by upgrading the technical competencies and teaching skills of faculty, including clinical preceptors, and strengthening curricula, course materials and delivery of both didactic and clinical training.It was to also strengthen the learning environment at targeted pre-service training instructions and teaching sites in a comprehensive way through improved access to high-quality instructional resources, equipment and technology.Madam Subah said that during the project’s assessment, they discovered a limited number of qualified midwifery and medical laboratory technology in pre-service education leaders and managers, faculty and preceptors, as well as limited or non-teaching materials to facilitate student learning.“Skills and practicum labs did not have sufficient anatomic models and supplies for practice in simulation, while all computer labs needed to be strengthened or established,” she told the gathering comprising high profile individuals, among them former ministers of Health Drs. Walter Gwenigale and Bernice Dahn, both of whom were honored for their respective “invaluable contributions to the project.”United States Ambassador to Liberia, Christina Elders, told the gathering that amid the growing challenges, “The bottom line is that at the close of the project, we have more trained midwives and laboratory technicians to provide care to women and children.”“We are convinced that we will soon be seeing the desired results of this investment: reduced morbidity and mortality among women and children, hoping that the gains we have made will be sustained and the strategies employed will be adapted and scaled for greater national impact,” Elders said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police unearth gun, ammo at Matthews Ridge

first_imgA man has been arrested following the discovery of a gun and several rounds of ammunition at Matthew’s Ridge, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini).According to reports received, Police acted on information and went to a house and conducted a raid where one of the occupants had a snub nose .38 revolver along with three matching rounds of ammunition.He is expected to be charged shortly.last_img

Sales assist heart patient

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When Patsy Gonzales, a marketing representative for a Whittier car dealership, heard about a young Whittier man forced to postpone his New Year’s Eve wedding after being diagnosed with heart problems, she could not sit by and not help, she said.Gonzales said she learned of Kevin Long’s condition from mutual friend Rey Casillas and an article in this newspaper.“I was shocked to learn that this 20-something young man, this great guy, was so sick,” Casillas said. “So I turned to the community in Whittier for help.”Gonzales enlisted the support of her employer, Whittier Chrysler Jeep Dodge on Whittier Boulevard, and launched a campaign to raise money to help 24-year-old Long by selling water bottles in the dealership’s showroom.She hopes money from the drive will help Long and his fiancee, Stephanie Meyer, 26, pay off a $10,000 debt from their canceled wedding.Long and Meyer got engaged in July. They invited 130 guests to their wedding, rented a church in Newport Beach for the ceremony, booked a reception on a yacht in Newport Harbor, hired a photographer and bought invitations.Then, about a month before the wedding, Long came down with a virus that doctors later discovered had attacked his heart. Eventually, he was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, an enlargement of the heart that could lead to a fatal heart attack.Long, who is now at home recuperating, said he and Meyer were amazed when they learned that a local dealership was raising money on their behalf.“We have been dealt a difficult hand, so we are very, very grateful to them for showing us this kind of support,” Long said.Gonzales decided to sell water bottles instead of asking for cash donations because that seemed like a better way to raise money, she added.“We felt it was the right thing to do in our hearts, because it’s such a bad thing to happen to a young couple who are starting out,” she said.She said the dealership will continue to sell the water bottles through the end of this month.Despite Long’s illness, the couple have set a tentative wedding date for May. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

GARDAI SEEK PAEDOPHILE’S COMPUTER TO TRAIN OFFICERS IN SEX CASES

first_imgGardai in Co Donegal want to use a computer seized from a pervert to train officers to spot other paedophiles. The computer was seized as part of an operation into child pornography.The case has been dealt with but Gardai now want to use the contents of the computer. An application was made at Letterkenny Circuit Court to have the computer handed over to Gardai.State prosecutor Patricia McLaughlin said such computers are usually destroyed under the law.However she stated “Usually the application is to destroy it but Gardai want to use it for the training of officers in this type of thing,” she said.Judge John O’Hagan said he presumed it was the hard-drive of the computer which Gardai would be seeking to access.However he added “I think it is not a bad idea but I have a feeling I may not have the power (to hand the computer over to Gardai),” he said.He granted a destruction order on the computer but put a stay on it until further investigations are carried out.GARDAI SEEK PAEDOPHILE’S COMPUTER TO TRAIN OFFICERS IN SEX CASES was last modified: November 7th, 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:courtsGardainewspaedophilepervertSex casestraininglast_img read more

DANIEL AND MADGE OPEN THE NEW ‘ROSSES SITTING ROOM’!

first_imgMadge O’Donnell cutting the ribbon assisted by Sue Islam, Director of Nursing at Dungloe Hospital on the right and Daniel O’Donnell on the left.Daniel O’Donnell helped with the official opening of Dungloe Community Hospital’s newly refurbished ‘Rosses Sitting Room’.The funding for the refurbishment of the sitting room was sponsored by Supervalu Dungloe who raised a total of €6,300.Daniel performs at the official opening ceremony.The new refurbishments have lent a bright and airy feel to the sitting room and it provides a space for the residents to relax in a comfortable, homely environment. The oldest resident in the hospital Madge O’Donnell, who is 97 years old, did the official honour of cutting the ribbon.The event was enhanced by musical performances from Paddy Joe O’Donnell, Danny Dunleavy, Neily Boyle, P.J. Sweeney and our local celebrity Daniel O’Donnell.A Jiving demonstration was given by local children Zara O’Donnell and Dayna Dixon.A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all residents, their families and the staff of Dungloe Community Hospital. The HSE and Dungloe Community Hospital would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Supervalu Dungloe.Residents and staff in the newly refurbished ‘Rosses Sitting Room’.  DANIEL AND MADGE OPEN THE NEW ‘ROSSES SITTING ROOM’! was last modified: July 31st, 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:donegalDungloe Community HospitalMadge O’DonnellOPENINGRosses Sitting Roomlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Faces UNI Saturday

first_imgThe Drake University men’s basketball team returns to the road to face in-state rival UNI on Saturday evening. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the McLeod Center with the contest being broadcast on Panther Sports Network affiliates and The Valley on ESPN3.Both teams are aiming to return to the win column as Drake is 5-10 this season and has lost three-straight MVC contests to open the conference season. UNI is 9-7, but has dropped two-straight conference games to stand at 1-2 in the MVC. Of Drake’s 10 losses, seven have been by 10 or fewer points and six have been by eight or fewer points.Saturday’s game features two of the most accurate three-point shooting teams in the nation. Drake currently ranks 12th nationally at 41.5 percent while UNI is 24th at 39.8 percent. However, the Bulldogs have shot 34.0 percent in their three MVC games to date. The Bulldogs have shot 40 percent or better from the arc in 10 of their 15 games this season and over the last three seasons, the team is 7-26 when failing to shoot 40 percent or better from the arc.Three Bulldogs – Reed Timmer, Kale Abrahamson and Graham Woodward – rank in the top 10 in the MVC in three-point percentage while Timmer is averaging 17.4 points per game this season, the 12th-most in the nation by a sophomore and most in the MVC. Timmer is fourth overall in scoring in the MVC while Kale Abrahamson is seventh with 15.5 points per game. Graham Woodward adds 12.8 points per game to rank 11th in the league in scoring.The Panthers are led by Wes Washpun’s 15.2 points points per game that ranks eighth in the MVC this season. UNI has won two-straight meetings to hold a 41-25 lead in the series and a 25-5 margin in Cedar Falls. Following Saturday’s contest, the Bulldogs remain on the road to face Evansville on Jan. 12 for a 7 p.m. tipoff. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT TONIGHT IN CONNECTION WITH DEATHS OF DONEGAL COUPLE

first_imgA man is to appear in court this evening in connection with the deaths of tragic Donegal couple Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddity.Detectives outside of the home where a husband and wife in their 70’s were found dead this morning. Pic by North-west-newspix.The 42 year old will appear at a special sitting of Ballyshannon District Court.A garda press statement said the man will appear in connection with an investigation into the discovery of two bodies, a man 77 years and a woman 73 years, at their home in Carndonagh, yesterday morning. The man has ben questioned at Buncrana Garda station since yesterday morning.He was arrested by Gardai close to a lake outside Carndonagh. MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT TONIGHT IN CONNECTION WITH DEATHS OF DONEGAL COUPLE was last modified: October 24th, 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)last_img read more