Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews scores again to close gap in Rocket Richard race

first_imgAnother game, another Auston Matthews goal. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward tucked a backhand past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones in the second period of Tuesday night’s game to bring his tally to 46 on the season. It was the third consecutive game with a goal for Matthews. He’s now just one behind Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak’s 47 in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy.  Regardless of who wins the Rocket Richard, Matthews is on pace to set at least one record this season. He needs just eight more goals in the Leafs’ remaining 15 games to break Rick Vaive’s franchise mark for goals in a season. Vaive scored 54 in the 1981-82 season, and with a goals-per-game average of .686, Matthews is on pace for 56. Despite Matthews’ goal, Toronto lost to San Jose 5-2. The team is still clinging to the third playoff spot in the Atlantic Division, five points ahead of the pursuing Florida Panthers. Another one. That’s number 46 this season for Auston Matthews.— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) March 4, 2020The NHL’s goal-scoring race is heating up, with Pastrnak’s four goals in his last five games giving him a slight edge over Matthews. Lurking close behind are the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, who has 45, and the Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl, whose four-goal night against the Nashville Predators on Monday bumped him up to 43.MORE: Marner scores unreal goal vs. Sharks last_img read more

Twitter Slaps Disclaimer on Trump Tweet regarding “Looting and Shooting”

first_imgTwitter has slapped a disclaimer on a tweet from President Trump which reads “when the looting starts the shooting starts” a reference to the federal government deploying protection against the violent protests over Floyd’s death. The tweet is still viewable but hidden beneath a disclaimer. Twitter says it may be in the public’s interest for the tweet to remain accessible. This after Trump yesterday signed an executive order escalating his war with Twitter and social media companies.Trump is furious about Twitter fact-checking his recent, unsubstantiated tweets about mail-in voting and alleged voter fraud. He said his executive order deals with one of the “greatest threats to free speech.” Trump argued — “What they choose to fact-check or ignore is nothing more than political activism.” Trump said Twitter, Facebook and Google have “unchecked power.” He called it “very very unfair” and labeled it “censorship and bias.” The executive order aims to curb the power of the social media giants and it will likely be challenged in court. It seeks to remove a liability shield that the companies have. Trump said the American people should not be bullied by social media giants. Trump was asked if he would consider deleting his Twitter account. He said he would consider doing that but, “The news is fake.” He added, “There’s so much fake news it’s disgraceful.”last_img read more

Haney powers Bruins past Ghostriders; Grand Forks takes over third in Murdoch Division

first_imgDylan Haney scored three times, including the game-winning marker, to spark the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Fernie Ghostriders Sunday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Boundary City.The 20-year-old Haney combined with Grayson Neufeld to beat Brendan Henderson in the Riders net for the game winning marker with four minutes remaining.last_img

$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies – Quotes & Recap – Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

first_imgSecond-place jockey Mike Smith (Coasted) – “I could have had a better trip. Having said that, she’s some kind of filly. Weaving between horses with 14 horses on the turf is tough. She was gallant in her effort. Man, I look for big things from her.” Winning jockey Javier Castellano (New Money Honey) – “I tried to secure my spot around the first turn and then I tried to save all the ground the best I could. She gave me a very good run down the lane and it was good enough to win the race.” Second-place trainer Leah Gyamati (Coasted) – “I thought we could have won if we didn’t have to start and stop and start and stop.” It marked the third victory in the race for Brown, who had previously triumphed with Maram in 2008 and Lady Eli in 2014. It is Brown’s eighth Breeders’ Cup victory. Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Javier Castellano, New Money Honey covered the mile on a firm turf course in 1:34.01. New Money Honey, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, has won two of three career starts. Winning trainer Chad Brown (New Money Honey) – “She’s made of steel. She’s a terrific chapter in a terrific story.” ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2016) – E Five Racing Thoroughbreds New Money Honey ($15) collared pacesetting Lull at the sixteenth pole and held off late bids from Coasted and Cavale Doree to win the ninth running of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) for 2-year-old fillies by a half-length on Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park. Jockey Florent Geroux (La Coronel, beaten favorite) – “I was farther back than I wanted and was five, six wide so it was very difficult to win from there.” Third-place jockey Flavien Prat (Cavale Doree) – “I had a good trip. I broke a little slow and then I asked her to put herself in the race. She was rank in the first turn because she never had run on such a tight turn before. On the backside, she relaxed well and then turning for home, she made a great move.” NEW MONEY HONEY WINS BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF Third-place trainer Christophe Ferland (Cavale Doree) – “She’s run really well (this year). She’s a very good filly and I like her a lot. We will try as hard as we did  today to win the Pouliches next year. I think she will be better suited for the French tracks, but she ran really well.” For Castellano, it was his seventh Breeders’ Cup victory and first in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF QUOTES Trainer Mark Casse (La Coronel, beaten favorite) – “We were kind of just wide the entire trip. No real reaction yet. Just disappointed she didn’t run better.”last_img read more

‘Great preseason main reason for Lion’s good start’

first_imgHumble Lion FC’s assistant coach, Lenworth Gordon, says his team’s rise to the top in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) 2016-17 is as a result of a great pre-season programme. The Clarendon-based Humble Lion are sole leaders on 12 points after five games ahead of Arnett Gardens and UWI FC – both on ten points, followed by newcomers Jamalco FC and reigning champions Montego Bay United (MBU) on nine points each in the top half of the 12-team RSPL table. The RSPL leaders now have their sights set on winning the title for the first time in the club’s history after a 2-1 win against MBU last Sunday. “We had a great pre-season. I believe that’s the reason why we are doing well now as we have a great squad,” Gordon said during the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe yesterday. After losing to Portmore at the semi-final stage in the nation’s top league last season, Humble Lion brought back Donovan Duckie as coach and added Gordon as his assistant in order to win the title. “It is going to be different. The aim is to sell at least one player (abroad) and win the trophy. Donovan Duckie was brought back and I came in along with the addition of a few experienced players,” the assistant coach disclosed. “I am not surprised that the team is on top as we continue to train with high intensity. We want to be the top team at the end of the season,” he added. Humble Lion will next play against last year’s beaten finalists Portmore United on Sunday at Juici Park in Clarendon, starting at 3 p.m. The game is seen as a Clarendon derby as Portmore have relocated to the parish. “We are focused and confident to play Portmore for the first time since the loss in the two-way semis. We consider this a derby game. It will be tough. However, our team spirit is high and we remain very confident,” Gordon added. Gordon said the addition of seasoned premier league players such as Gary McIntosh, Dwayne Holmes, Rafiek Thomas, Hughan Gray and the returning Devon Hodges has bolstered the squad. “Personally, Donovan Duckie is one of the best coaches if not the best in Jamaica. As a young coach I would chose none other to learn from at this point. He is a professional and second to none,” Gordon said about his boss Duckie. “The support is also great from the chairman (Mike Henry) and the others. We plan to make Mr Henry proud by winning the title this season,” Gordon also said.last_img read more

Petron, Sta. Lucia clash for PSL beach volleyball crown

first_imgView comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Defending champion Petron XCS earned a shot to defend its title in the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup after taking down Generika-Ayala A 21-9, 21-16 Saturday at SM Sands by the Bay.Cherry Rondina and Bernadeth Pons will face Sta. Lucia in the championship round on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “That was the first time we faced them so we watched their previous games and target their weak spots,” said Demontano. “They couldn’t defend the short balls that well so we repeated that throughout the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Pons said recovery is the priority for them heading into the finals, using the short downtime to study Dhannylaine Demontano and Jackielyn Eustaquia.“We first have to rest after playing for two games today under the hot weather,” said Pons in Filipino. “We also have to study for our opponents because we haven’t faced them yet.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDemontano and Eustaquia booked their championship round slot after stopping F2 Logistics’ Joy Gallenero and Mich Morente 21-11, 21-15.Although Demontano and Eustaquia faced F2’s pairing for the first time, unfamiliarity didn’t hinder them that much as they were able to adjust throughout the match. 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PVL: BanKo snaps skid, stuns PayMayalast_img read more

Robbery spate suspects remanded

first_imgTwo men appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after being charged by Police for robbery under arms.Kevin Rose and Orin Glasgow pleaded not guilty to the charge that stated, on May 13, 2016 at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD), being armed with a knife they robbed Vanessa Cordis of one Samsung cellphone valued $65,000, a wallet valued $9000, one gold chain valued $24,000 and $70,000 in cash.The men also denied a charge which stated that being armed with a gun they robbed Shamir Hassan of one .32 Taurus revolver valued $75,000 along with six live matching rounds on May 25, 2016 at Georgetown.The unrepresented men were read a final charge by Chief Magistrate McLennan, which stated that along with others they attempted to commit a felony, that is to say robbery under arms with a gun on May 27, 2016 at Bagotstown.They both maintained their innocence of the allegations against them and pleaded not guilty to the felony charge.Rose, 19, was however slapped with two counts of gun and ammo charges. It is alleged that he had a .32 revolver without being the holder of a firearm license, on May 27, 2016 at Bagotstown. Also on the same day at the same location he had a B2 revolver in his possession.Rose, who is a mason by profession and resides at Lot 1058 Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD pleaded not guilty to both charges.Bail was objected to by Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers, who told the court Glasgow has pending matters against him of a similar nature at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.He also placed weight on the seriousness of the offence committed, and the fact that the firearm and cellphone were both found on Rose when he was apprehended by officers.Chief Magistrate McLennan remanded the duo until June 27, 2016 and transferred the joint matter to the Providence Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Weah’s Unique Opportunity

first_imgLiberia was a divided country before the exchange rate hit US$1/$L183. We were a divided country before George Manneh Weah came into office as president of Liberia. Unity is a mindset – a way of life. It gets passed down from one generation to the next. But so is division. Today, we have two competing sets of rhetoric on the national stage: the country-congo divide and the economic situation; and one has absolutely NOTHING to do with the other. These two issues are mutually exclusive. Yet the country-congo divide gets injected into national politics and economics in order to evade the real answers that are needed. So here we are. Liberians are crying out over the prevailing economic climate. Prices of basic commodities are escalating and buyers are getting less and less for their money. The cup of rice now stands at L$50. Concurrently, the questions are not being answered as to what has happened to funds intended to stabilize said economy. Ordinary Liberians have been bearing the brunt of the difficulty and have been making their grievances known, but to no avail. For a long while it has seemed as though there has been no effort on the part of government surrogates to respond to the cries of the people. As life has gotten harder and harder, Liberians have decided that the only option left to them is to stage a protest scheduled for June 7, 2019. As the date fast approaches, government surrogates and many Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) partisans alike have been politicizing the issues. They have claimed that it was “congo” people ratcheting up the rhetoric. Instead of providing the needed answers to the problems and at least letting the people know that their cries are being heard, the old country-congo divide is once again being used as a scapegoat in order to avoid answering the questions and providing the necessary leadership. But we wish to bring some facts to the attention of the government and its surrogates – and this government has many. There are top level surrogates and bottom-level surrogates. Top level surrogates are officials of government clothed with the authority to speak for and on behalf of the government. Bottom-level surrogates are those who defend the government at a societal level – in communities, at attayi shops, etc. And even at the bottom level, the rhetoric has become increasingly violent. Anyone critical of this government gets labeled anti-CDC and becomes a marked man or woman by supporters of this government. Critics are beginning to feel increasingly unsafe in their various communities as June 7th, 2019 approaches. The fear is that this date will be used as an opportunity for retribution against the critics of this government, and many are afraid. But let us go back to the market prices. A cup of rice at the market is fifty Liberian dollars (L$50) regardless of one’s political point of view. CDCians have to eat, Liberty Partisans have to eat, Unity Party partisans have to eat, Alternative National Congress partisans have to eat. And when we all go to the market, we all pay the $L50 price for that cup of rice. Vita (bouillon cubes) are 3 pieces for $L20. Chicken feet are being sold at 3 pieces for L$50. They used to be 5 pieces for L$50. So why are CDCians pretending not to be feeling the pinch? This is a Liberian problem, with no separate prices for the CDC. So let us stop the factional fighting and admit that we are all catching hell! Politically and socially, the President of Liberia, Dr. George M. Weah, needs to provide what we refer to as thought leadership. It means that he needs to exercise leadership in transforming the way we Liberians think – which would then translate into a transformation of the way we speak. Mr. Weah understands Liberians. He understands the things that divide us as well as the things that unite us. He is loved, if not idolized, by those who voted for him. If he were to mount a podium one day and say that he no longer wants to hear the “country-congo” words being used again, it would make a huge impact. He needs to explain that each generation needs to pick up its own cross and walk instead of blaming our dead-and-gone forefathers for everything. Let’s face it: “congo” and indigenous presidents alike have proven corrupt! Good governance is not a matter of tribe; it is a matter of character and love of country!The truth is that most of those considered “congo” are no longer even here. The older generation is passing on, and their children are in the United States and elsewhere making a living. Many would like to return to help rebuild, but the rhetoric is so divisive, it is unwelcoming. Besides, intermarriages have taken place between the “congos” and indigenous, and we are all mixed. As an indigenous Liberian who has been democratically elected with no ties to the Liberian civil conflict, President Weah has a unique opportunity to unite Liberians that the last five presidents of Liberia did not have. But he has to take the bull by the horns. He has to lead hands-on, and he has to lead from the front – not from the back. And so we say to President Weah what Mordecai told Esther when she gave every excuse as to why she could not go to the king on behalf of her imperiled people: “Don’t imagine that you are safer than any other Jew just because you are in the royal palace. If you keep quiet at a time like this, help will come from heaven to the Jews, and they will be saved, but you will die and your father’s family will come to an end. Yet who knows – maybe it was for a time like this that you were made queen!”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Residents of Chinese Landing accuse GGMC of breaching Amerindians’ rights

first_imgThe Chinese Landing Village Council on Thursday said the recent removal of miners from Chinese Landing at Tassawini in Region One (Barima-Waini) is unlawful, and breaches their right as Amerindians in accordance with the Amerindian Act.The Council, along with residents of the village, Vice Chairman of the Moruca Sub-District, Sharon Atkinson, and toshaos from neighbouring villages, condemned the recent enforcement exercise undertaken by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and the Police.These enforcement officials have been accused of going into the mines and dismantling camps and closing business; but, more so, of destroying properties belonging to those village miners without notice or consideration.The Toshao of Chinese Landing, Orin Fernandes, at a press conference held on Thursday, said that on Wednesday last, the GGMC, headed by Michael Howard and escorted by heavily armed members of the Guyana Police Force, descended upon their community with no advanced notification or written justification for entering village lands.“They showed us no written order or basis for acting. They claimed they were acting on instructions of the Minister of Natural Resources and GGMC based on a CCJ ruling in 2017,” he said.Fernandes explained that in addition to their traditional farming, fishing and hunting, residents had begun to engage in mining as an added source of income to maintain families and develop themselves and community, where economic opportunities are limited and there is no subvention from Government for development of the village.“Mining, as a livelihood, supports our health and education systems that were in such a declined state (that) we could not continue to allow that. We needed to find money to send our children to school. We needed to invest in our teachers’ quarters, as many teachers did not want to work in our village. We had to make decisions and (take) steps to support our systems of development,” he said.Toshao from the neighbouring Waikrebi Village, Rymple Williams, who stood in support of the Chinese Landing villager Council, said the court system in Guyana does not adequately protect the rights of Amerindians, but seeks to criminalise them on their own lands.“Our people are scared, because the Government brought in weapons and heavily armed Police to our village,” he said.Sharon Atkinson, vice Chairman of the Moruca Sub-District, who also stood in support of the Chinese Landing Village Council, highlighted that the Government has never offered any support or paid any interest in that village, and, as such, the community depends heavily on mining to support its developmental mechanisms.She said the village has constructed quarters for teachers, and subsidises meals for those teachers who work for a meagre salary, which is not sufficient to maintain them in the community.Further, she said the community conducts its very own river clearing exercise, all without any assistance from Government, and to halt the residents’ mining rights would severely impact on their wellbeing. She added that there is no health services’ access for those residents, and they have to travel to neighbouring villages hundreds of miles away to seek medical attention.The mining by villagers in Chinese Landing not only provides employment and livelihood for those residents, but also for those residing in the Moruca Sub-District and in other neighbouring villages where economic activities are minimal.They are calling on the administration to intervene and bring a speedy resolution to the matter.last_img read more

Dallas releases Bledsoe

first_imgIRVING, Texas – Quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who was benched during the season by Dallas, was released Thursday by the Cowboys in a move that had been expected. Bledsoe, the first overall pick in the 1993 draft by New England, has started 193 games in the NFL, including the first six in 2006 before he was replaced by Tony Romo, who then earned a spot on the NFC Pro Bowl team. Bledsoe was due a $1 million roster bonus Friday and would have made $4.5 million next season. “I spoke with Drew today and told him that this was primarily a cap decision and that the door was very much open for him being a part of our future,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “Drew has been a solid leader for our team and a true professional both on and off the field.” Hannam joined the Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent last spring from Seattle. He saw action in two games, mainly on special teams, before he was placed on injured reserve Oct. 11 with a degenerative condition in his right knee. Whitley was a seventh-round pick last year, but tore the ACL in his left knee in rookie minicamp and spent the season on injured reserve. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Cowboys also released tight end Ryan Hannam and guard E.J. Whitley. Bledsoe has completed 3,839 of 6,717 passes for 44,611 yards and 251 touchdowns for the New England Patriots (1993-2001), Buffalo (2002-04) and Dallas (2005-06). He is fifth on the NFL career lists in attempts and completions and seventh in yards. last_img read more