In this manner, they really are difference makers for this club. If they were scoring at their regular point-plus per game clip, it’s unlikely the Canucks would have had so many games reach overtime recently, and probably would have completed the comeback tonight. There’s certainly enough blame to go around for those three goals against – the fourth line of Lapierre-Malhotra-Kassian and the third defensive pairing of Rome-Gragnani were all on the ice for the first and third goals, with Malhotra in particular appearing to be uncharacteristically out of position on the first, Lapierre on the third. The second goal was a bit of a fire drill in the Canucks’ zone, Hamhuis turning the puck over, then chasing, an unlucky bounce across the slot, Luongo and Burrows losing their sticks, etc. As I mentioned above – it was just a perfect storm to Buffalo’s benefit. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily. The Vancouver Canucks hosted the Buffalo Sabres in a rare meeting between the expansion cousins on Saturday night at Rogers Arena. What was, for the longest time, a ho-hum game on the late-season schedule took on increased relevance after last Monday’s trade between the two teams, which sent rookies Cody Hodgson and Zach Kassian across the continent. The play between the two players was an interesting subplot to the game, ending with a 5-3 Buffalo victory.This game was a story of two different games. The Canucks typically start games well and score first in two out of every three games. Tonight, they came out extremely flat, and that start coupled with some questionable goaltending by starter Roberto Luongo doomed them to a 3-0 deficit just over five minutes into the first. The Buffalo goals were scored by Ville Leino, who had the first two, and by Brad Boyes, who wired a shot past Luongo, off the post and in, then quickly back out, which caused officials to rule no-goal until the NHL situation room reviewed the play.Luongo can be legitimately faulted on the first two Leino goals, and once the third one went in, coach Alain Vigneault had seen enough and relieved him of his duties in favour of Cory Schneider.From that point forth, the Canucks were a different team, outskating, outworking, outhitting, outshooting, and outscoring the Sabres through the balance of the game. The second period featured a number of power plays and some immense pressure by Vancouver, however, they weren’t able to solve Buffalo netminder Ryan Miller until 15:37 when David Booth beat him on the power play. Booth added a second goal at 3:43 of the third, his goals bookending a fluky goal by ex-Canuck Christian Ehrhoff which went in a minute before Booth scored. Zach Kassian rounded out the scoring for the Canucks, scoring his first as a Canuck as he made a game of it at 17:14 of the final stanza, before Tyler Ennis iced it for the Sabres with just over a minute remaining, scoring into an empty net. I actually had to miss the first period of the game live, and watched it at the conclusion of the game. If you started watching tonight’s game at the beginning of the second period and didn’t know the score, you would have sworn the Canucks easily handled the Sabres. Unfortunately for the Canucks, tonight was one of those nights where there was a perfect storm early in the game, and every mistake wound up in the back of the net. Frankly, I thought Vancouver played with great intensity throughout the game and generally took the game to Buffalo. While they weren’t rewarded with any points for their efforts, there have been too many nights in the last month where the Canucks appear to be merely coasting through, and they are a good enough team to garner points based on those efforts.Those types of games are not going to produce a lot of wins come playoff time, so it was refreshing to see the Canucks being forced to play with some urgency – bringing the game to Buffalo physically, creating scoring chances, drawing penalties, and the like. Ehrhoff’s goal was completely against the run of play and went in off Aaron Rome’s skate – if that goal hadn’t found its way into the back of the net, the result would have been more positive for Vancouver. The Canucks just didn’t get the bounces tonight – and over an 82 game schedule, there are bound to be nights like this one. In a way, it’s somewhat comforting to know that the Canucks can put a bad effort on the ice, receive subpar goaltending, and still come within a hair of getting points out of the game. GAME OBSERVATIONS Hodgson made his return to Vancouver and centred Buffalo’s second line. He finished with no points in 16:52 of icetime, with a plus one rating. Hodgson made a few nice plays, but missed the net on his best chances. Kassian, on the other hand, was promoted to Kesler’s second line in the second period and wound up igniting the unit, as it accounted for all three Canuck goals. Kassian also led the team with seven hits, providing exactly what he was brought in to do. The ineffectiveness of the Canucks power play is becoming a major concern. The question here is one of chicken vs. egg: are the PP stats bad because the twins aren’t playing well; or, are the twins’ stats struggling because they are having trouble scoring on the PP? It seems obvious these are co-dependent – the way the games are being played (and called) now, it’s tough for them to find space on the ice to work their magic. This should be a major concern for everyone in Canuck Nation. Regardless, Luongo could have made saves on the first two goals, his decision on the second one being a horrible one, as he swatted the puck into the slot with his blocker. The Sedin twins continue to struggle mightily. Each time they appear to gotten over their scoring woes, they have another game like tonight where they fail to deliver any points. Some stats: they have combined for one point in the last five games; one power play goal in the last 19 games; and they have only had points in 4 out of the last 12 games. The second line nearly made the difference tonight. After Raymond was moved off the unit in favour of Kassian, they produced two goals. Kassian has come as advertised – he can skate, he hits, and provides a physical presence the team needed. I’m slowly being convinced the trade might not have been as disastrous as I originally thought. On the other hand, I have seen enough of Marc-Andre Gragnani. It’s one thing to “jump into the play” and try to get some points from the back end, but completely the other to play as a forward when you’re a rearguard. I don’t think he looked good tonight and look forward to seeing Chris Tanev back in the lineup. AV needs to consider making the demotion of Raymond permanent – his speed and defensive abilities are valuable, but not on a scoring line. I’ve changed my mind on this – I have felt that his abilities to create turnovers benefitted his linemates, but when you can predict with certainty how every foray he makes into the offensive zone will play out (ending with losing the puck), it’s time to try something different. “Something different” tonight resulted in two goals, so I say, stick with it. PARTING SHOTSBroadcast Observation of the Night: Oft-maligned Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play man Mark Lee was on the call tonight. Apparently I’m in the minority, as I like the way he calls a game. I like the intonation he uses and some of his nomenclature and sentence structure is entertaining. It was (rudely) pointed out to me on Twitter tonight that he makes mistakes – however, I believe that you could find errors by almost every play by play voice in the business.Frankly, the biggest thing I like about him is that he calls a fair game, not exhibiting any discernable bias for or against any particular teams. My distaste for HNIC is well-documented, and most of it stems from their tacit acceptance of everything the league does and lack of holding the league to account when it’s warranted. This bias starts at the top and filters its way down through the studio teams and right into the play by play teams. Lee, and his partner Kevin Weekes, may not call the best game ever and might say a few silly things here and there, but at least you can trust them to call what they see on the ice exactly how they see it, and tell you when they agree or disagree. As a viewer, watching a national broadcast, that’s all I expect.If you’re a Canuck fan and you missed HNIC After Hours, it’s a must-see. Find someone that PVR’ed it, or look for it on the CBC website. The segment starts with a good interview with Kassian, and finishes with a full 25 minutes of comedy, courtesy of Kevin Bieksa. Pure entertainment.Looking ahead: On Tuesday night, the Canucks host the Dallas Stars in the third game of their season-long seven game homestand. The story of this game really is the fact that Buffalo was up 3-0 before the Canucks realized a game was going on, and were provided tremendous goalkeeping by Miller compared to a subpar effort from Luongo.
“We had possession of the puck the whole game . . . we kept getting shots and just took over the entire game.”“We didn’t give (Golden) a sniff or anything,” Wilkinson added.Nelson out shot the Rockets 15-3 in the opening frame. The Eddie Mountain team played the Leafs even on the shot counter for the rest of the contest, but Tyler Moffat was there to hold the fort.Vlanich finished the game with five points while teammate Wellman added four assists.Defencemen Darnell St. Pierre and Cramer each had two helpers.Friday, Nelson fell behind 3-1 after one period, but rallied to pull to within a goal after 40 minutes as Wilkinson and Linden Horswill scored late in the frame.However, two power play goals in the third by Dallas Calvin and Braden Fuller in just over a minute secured the win for the Hawks.“I don’t know what happened,” Wilkinson expressed.“It was a pretty close game going into the third and we just kind of lost it (mentally). We took a lot of penalties and they capitalized on the power play going four for six . . . those are huge special teams numbers.”Nelson returns to the ice Thursday in Castlegar against the third-place Rebels, 16-12-1-3 in the first of a two-game home-and-home series.Friday the series shifts back to the Heritage City as Nelson plays its final game before the Christmas break.ICE CHIPS: Saturday’s breakout game for Jamie Vlanich snapped a two-game scoreless streak for the speedy center. Vlanich (19-37-56) jumps into third spot in KIJHL scoring, one points behind linemate Travis Wellman (34-25-59). . . . Nelson played the game against Golden with only five defenceman. Friday, to fill the blueline loss of Austin Seaman to a leg injury, Nelson called up Trevor Van Steinburg from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League. The Ice lost 5-1 to Greater Vancouver Chiefs Saturday in Trail. . . . Friday, Beaver Valley received scoring from seven different players, with Ryan Edwards leading the points parade with three. Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 44-27 in the game, including margins of 15-8 in the first period and 16-4 in the third. . . . Troy Petrich, with his second of the season, scored the other goal Friday for Nelson. Mid-season slumps have become all-too familiar to some players on the Nelson Leafs.So after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks pounded the Leafs 7-3 Friday in Fruitvale, Nelson was in need of a stopper to halt the slide.Veteran Jamie Vlanich proved to be that stopper as the Trail native scored four consecutive times to spark the Leafs to a 5-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Golden Rockets Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The win snapped a two-game losing streak, allowing Nelson to maintain the lead in the Murdoch Division.Nelson, 23-4-1-3, leads second-place Beaver Valley by five points following weekend play.“That was the big-bounce-back-game we needed,” said Leaf winger Alex Wilkinson, standing in for Vlanich during the post-game press conference.“Everything came together for us. We played well in all parts of the game and played for a full 60 minutes.”Nelson led 2-0 after one period on goals by Cole Arcuri and Vlanich, scoring his first of the game on the power play.Vlanich then increased Nelson’s lead to 3-0 converting a pretty shorthanded marker before Matt McMath beat Tyler Moffat on the same power play.Vlanich completed the hat-trick before the period ended, then added his fourth of the game on a pretty three-way passing play with Robson Cramer and the artist, Travis Wellman.“Right from the get-go, we just came out flying,” Wilkinson explained when asked about the difference between Friday in Fruitvale and Saturday at home.
0Shares0000Mourinho says Nadal could be ‘fantastic’ footballerLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 4 – Jose Mourinho believes Rafael Nadal would have made “a fantastic footballer” had he not chosen to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time.The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Chelsea manager said that the world number two, currently chasing a third Wimbledon title, had all the attributes needed to succeed in football. “He’s incredible. He could have been a fantastic footballer with his physique, mentality and skill,” said the Portuguese, who worked with Nadal’s uncle, Miguel Angel when he was on the coaching staff at Barcelona.“I am happy that he isn’t a footballer. In tennis he is what he is.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
An inspirational schoolboy from Letterkenny has raised over €1,500 for children in need via a mysterious donation box.James Curran (10) is the son of Jaycee’s XL shop owners Seamus Curran and Sharon Blake.Last summer, a large jar appeared on the counter of the popular Long Lane shop. The writing simply said ‘Children in Need’. James’ parents didn’t know what his goals were at first, but it soon emerged that he simply wanted to make a difference to other young people’s lives.Customers soon got to know James’ story and the donations built up in the ‘mystery jar’.The mystery charity boxAs the jar became too heavy to lift, James consulted with the other children of the Long Lane area to decide to donate the money to Mary’s Meals and to a children’s cancer charity.Father Eamonn Kelly was happy to get involved and help James count up the total amount – which has reached over €1,500. This would equate to helping over 100 children through Mary’s Meals.Young James has been praised as a ‘great wee man’ for his charity efforts. Fr Kelly and James Curran. Photo: Jaycee’s XL Long Lane LetterkennyHis mum Sharon told Donegal Daily: “James is an only child and he is constantly thinking about other people. He is a very thoughtful young fellow.“We don’t know where his idea came from but he watches Children in Need every year. He got the children of the Long Lane involved to decide on where the money would go. He was adamant that it would go towards helping children,” Sharon added.Sharon said this show of kindness is a true reflection of the Long Lane community, as so many locals supported the initiative.“The Long Lane is a great community, the kids have been great and everyone was happy to support when they got to know the story,” she said.Now, one community will be helping another as part of the total will be used to feed schoolchildren in some of the world’s poorest communities. And James is currently considering which Irish children’s cancer charity will benefit from the second donation.“We are privileged to call him our son,” said Sharon. “The shop is named after James – Jay Cee – and he’s the main man here.”Kind-hearted Letterkenny boy (10) unites community for charity was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What are some ways that farmers can optimize credit in times of tight cash flow? Doug Cox, Regional Vice President of Ag Lending with Farm Credit Mid-America looks into that question.FCMA Doug Cox 10.16.17For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America, visit e-FarmCredit.com/insights
Share on Twitter Reuse this content Foles embraced his role from the start and wanted to return to the Eagles this season instead of seeking a starting opportunity elsewhere.“The greatest thing for me is that (quarterback) room has no egos,” Pederson said. “Nick all along has understood that this is Carson’s football team. We owe a lot of gratitude to Nick Foles for what he’s done and how he’s led this team. He’s very supportive.”Wentz, the No 2 overall pick in 2016, finished third in NFL MVP voting in his second year. Pederson doesn’t expect him to pick up where he left off immediately.“It’s going to take some time to get in the rhythm and flow of the game,” Pederson said. “The speed of the game is different than practice. He will be totally prepared. He comes early, stays late, asks a lot of questions, he has a lot of ideas. He’ll be ready mentally.”After starting 16 games as a rookie, Wentz set a single-season franchise record with 33 touchdown passes last season against only seven interceptions. The final one came a few plays after he suffered his injury.The Eagles (1-1) lost 27-21 at Tampa Bay (2-0) on Sunday.Wide receiver Mike Wallace broke his fibula in the first quarter and will miss several weeks.Wentz probably won’t have top receiver Alshon Jeffery, either. He’s been sidelined since having offseason shoulder surgery and Pederson said Jeffery is week to week.“Carson’s not Superman. It’s going to take the 10 other guys around him to do their job as well,” Pederson said. NFL Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Messenger Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles)Carson Wentz has been medically cleared and will start Sunday, as Head Coach Doug Pederson will announce during his press conference.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/tT0wz5aevNSeptember 17, 2018 Share on WhatsApp US sports Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.“I was impressed with how well he attacked his rehab throughout the offseason,” coach Doug Pederson said Monday. “He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do and he’s ready to go.”Wentz tore his left ACL and LCL on 10 December 2017 in a game against the Los Angeles Rams and had surgery three days later. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was Super Bowl MVP in the 41-33 victory over New England. Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here…
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva insists Davies in his plansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva insists Tom Davies is in his plans.Davies made a bright start to the season and was made captain by Silva for Everton’s game with Arsenal in September but he has not played a minute in the Premier League since coming off in the 2-1 win at Leicester on October 6. When asked if he would allow Davies to move in the New Year, Silva replied: “No way. Impossible. No way. Tom is part of our squad. He is an important player for me and an important player for us as a club. He is the present and the future of our club.”I know Tom is not playing the last few games but that is not his fault. It is because the players in that position are playing very well. When I changed to start with Andre (Gomes) for the first time against Crystal Palace, Tom’s performances were improving.”He did very well in the game before at Leicester but I took the decision to change – not because of Tom’s performance but because of how I expected Crystal Palace to play, and they did play that way. Tom is working hard and is ready to play, if that is what I decide.”
Man Utd make opening bid for Juventus attacker Douglas Costaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have failed with a bid for Juventus attacker Douglas Costa.RAI Sport says United have submitted a €60m (£54m) offer for Juventus star Douglas Costa.United have tabled a bid with the Italian giants as they look to prise the Brazilian away from Serie A.However, initial reports claim Juve have knocked back the opening offer with his current contract running until June 2022.The 28-year-old winger would provide caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, or the new manager in the summer, with further choice on the flanks with Alexis Sanchez failing to live up to expectations.
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A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a person who seeks to promote and protect the rights of individuals, and helps to give justice to persons at the community level. The Ministry of Justice provides supervision for the various processes involved in the appointment of persons to the office and ensures that records are accurately maintained.The office of a Justice of the Peace is a voluntary one; therefore, a JP must not charge or accept any reward for services performed in this capacity. They are not usually required to have a formal legal education in order to qualify for the office. However, every JP is expected to complete a period of training before he/she is commissioned into office.Any citizen or organisation can recommend that an individual be appointed a JP. The recommendation must be made to the Custos of the parish in which the individual resides. Having received this recommendation, the Custos will then instruct that enquiries be made into the background of the person so recommended. This is a precautionary measure to ensure that the individual under consideration is suitable for the position of a JP.Every parish has an Advisory Committee that deliberates and selects persons deemed to be qualified to become a JP. It is made up of the Custos, the Senior Parish Judge and the Superintendent of Police. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is encouraging Justices of the Peace (JPs) to assist in protecting the country’s recent economic gains, by standing against wrongdoing.Delivering the keynote address at the commissioning of 171 new JPs for St. Catherine on February 6 at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church, the minister said that while several expansions have been taking place in tourism and other areas of the economy, they can be obstructed if criminals are able to influence community life, and frighten investors.“If we are not prepared to stand up for what is right, then evil and wrongdoing will triumph,” Mr. Chuck said.He emphasised that for Jamaica to experience more crime reduction and more jobs, greater stance must be taken against “wrongdoing of all kinds”.The Minister said illicit activities in the parish and the island can be reduced and eliminated with the help of JPs collectively working with the police, and exposing wrongdoers.He told the JPs that they have joined a “noble” office, and they are expected to maintain integrity, as they were chosen by the Custos, Hon. Rev. Jeffrey McKenzie, because they are of good character, and the interviewers found them to be persons who will discharge their duties with honesty.Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck (third left), celebrates with new Justice of the Peace (JP), Indie Coleen Gouldbourne-East (left), at a commissioning ceremony, held yesterday (February 6) for 171 JPs for the parish of St. Catherine, at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church. Sharing the moment are Custos of St. St. Catherine, Hon. Rev. Jeffrey McKenzie; and Director/Principal of the Justice Training Institute, Karen Campbell-Bascoe. “If we are not prepared to stand up for what is right, then evil and wrongdoing will triumph,” Mr. Chuck said. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, is encouraging Justices of the Peace (JPs) to assist in protecting the country’s recent economic gains, by standing against wrongdoing. Delivering the keynote address at the commissioning of 171 new JPs for St. Catherine on February 6 at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church, the minister said that while several expansions have been taking place in tourism and other areas of the economy, they can be obstructed if criminals are able to influence community life, and frighten investors. Story Highlights