Where patients come first

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Leafs force game seven with 5-4 come-from-behind victory

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Castlegar Rebels are quietly resting waiting for its next playoff opponent after disposing the Spokane Braves in five games.The odds-on favourite to play the Rebels in the Murdoch Final is the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. But the Nelson Leafs have a thing or two to say about who will be making the trip to the Sunflower City later this week.Cameron Dobransky slammed in a centering pass from Colton Malmsten with less than three minutes remaining in the third period to snap a 4-4 tie and power the Leafs to a thrilling 5-4 come-from-behind victory in game six of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch semi final Tuesday at the NDCC Arena. The win evens the best-of-seven series at 3-3 with game seven Wednesday in Fruitvale.“I was amazed that it went in at first,” said a beaming Dobransky from outside the jubilant Leaf dressing room.“(Colton) Malmsten was right behind the net. We made eye contact and he made a great feed out to me . . ..” added the 17-year-old Pentictonite. “I’m pretty sure I had my eyes closed when I took the shot but it went in that’s the main thing.“That’s the biggest high of my life right now.”Beaver Valley coach Terry Jones was beside himself trying to explain what just happened.After controlling his emotions, the veteran Junior B skipper had this to say about the collapse of his team.“We were just (awful) in the third period,” Jones exclaimed. “We had two defencemen that could play. The rest of them were terrible.”“And I couldn’t believe the effort,” he added. “Like (our guys) come out and play that soft in the third period of a game that could end it. We have a two-goal lead and we come back and we give them a goal. . . ..We give it to them. It’s just unbelievable.”The Hawks looked to have this game in the bag and a trip to the next round of the playoffs.Riding the leadership and goal scoring of Ryon Sookro, who bagged a goal and an assist to lift Beaver Valley to a 4-2 lead 49 seconds into the third period, all the visitors had to do was play out the period and the series was over in six.But quicker than game announcer Gord Davis could announce the Beaver Valley power play goal by Arie Postmus, Colton Schell got the Leafs back to within a goal by sweeping a loose puck past Michael Vlanich. The Beaver Valley netminder had lost his balance after making the save giving Schell a wide-open net.Despite the quick score by Nelson, Beaver Valley still looked to have just enough as the teams plodded though the third period.That was until Dallon Stoddart streaked into the Beaver Valley end on a partial breakaway. Vlanich was equal to the test, making a remarkable save. But Stoddart’s effort seem to inspire the Leafs, who scored the tying marker seconds later when Evan J. Moir beat Vlanich from close range.Two minutes later Dobransky completed the comeback with his third goal of the series.“Motivation . . . positive attitude in the room. Nobody wanted to go home early,” Dobransky explained. “We want to be here until the middle of March. We want to go all the way and that’s what picked us up, made us continue on and comeback for another game.”Connor Enright and Patrick Martens gave Nelson a 2-1 first period lead. Postmus scored for Beaver Valley.In the second, Sookro on the power play and Derek Lashuk gave the Hawks a 3-2 advantage.Nelson out shot the Hawks 29-25 with Marcus Beesley registering his third home-ice victory of the playoffs.“So it’s come back down to again of who wants it the most,” Jones said.Stay tuned Rebel faithful.OVERTIME: Gavin Currie led the Leafs with two points in the game. . . .Nelson snipers Dustin Johnson and Joel Stewart did not play in game six. Johnson was suspended after receiving a game misconduct with 34 seconds remaining in game five. Stewart has left the team for person reasons said Leaf coach Chris Shaw. . . .Raymond Reimer also missed the game due to injury. . . .The Nelson Bantam Reps, off to Smithers in March for the Tier III Bantam Provincials, raised more than $900 during a fundraiser at Tuesday’s game. The team held a bake sale along with a paper-airplane toss into a passing new 2011 Ford Ranger truck. . . . The game attendance was 591. . . . At the end of the game  while the Leafs were heading to celebrate the win with goalie Marcus Beesley, Colton Malmsten clipped Tyler Collins of the Hawks on the helmet with his stick. Collins was down on the ice for several minutes before leaving under his own power. No penalty was called.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

PNG U-20 women’s team have first taste of defeat overseas

first_imgPapua New Guinea are building up to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup at the end of the year and after having had their first hit out against USA and Japan at home, are now taking their development offshore.The team is currently on tour in Korea Republic with their first hit-out against Hanyang University proving a challenge to the young team who lost the encounter 6-1.Coach Lisa Cole says it was a disappointing performance that was well below balance for her side.However she says there were some bright sparks in the form of three players in particular.Adding that, the first match provided some much needed experience for the squad, and plenty of learning points.”There are plenty of examples on film to show where little things can make a difference and where more focus and work would solve problems,” Cole explains.”We will be better from playing the game and getting the experience especially since we started some different players, but we hope we don’t have another performance like this one.”Changes will be afoot for the next match as Cole wants to give as many players as possible some time on the field ahead of the World Cup.”It’s important that everyone is gaining experience and learning. We will need to be much better in our defensive shape, better in the counter and to be honest in the way we approach the game.”There has to be another level of fight and focus in the team.”Papua New Guinea will play their next match against Dong-san Information Industry High School.last_img read more

Kohli leads India’s fightback in Perth

first_imgCaptain Virat Kohli determinedly led India’s fightback on an engrossing day two on Saturday, blunting Australia’s bowling attack to leave the second test hanging in the balance.In reply to Australia’s first innings of 326, India fought back on the green-tinged Perth Stadium pitch to reach stumps at 172 for three with Kohli 82 not out and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane unbeaten on 51.The home side bowled accurately but the much-hyped pitch, marked with widening cracks, settled down late in the day.A fired-up Mitchell Starc (2-42) rebounded after coming in for some criticism for his bowling during Australia’s 31-run defeat in the first test in Adelaide.After losing two wickets in their first six overs, Kohli rescued India through half-century partnerships with the in-form Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane.Kohli started confidently smashing four drives to the boundary in his first 10 deliveries faced, before playing watchfully against some tight Australian bowling.Kohli and Pujara initially rebuilt India’s innings with a 74-run partnership after a shaky start saw them lose openers Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul cheaply either side of lunch.Pujara, who was India’s hero in the first test with scores of 123 and 71, fell tamely for a hard-fought 24 when he was caught behind feathering a Starc delivery down the leg side.An aggressive Rahane counter-attacked to break the shackles, as Kohli reached his first-half century against Australia in almost four years with a powerful cut shot to the boundary.The India talisman had scored just 83 runs in his past seven test innings against Australia, but his 181-ball knock has given his team hope of reeling in Australia’s competitive first innings total.Australia, desperate for a victory to level up the series, batted doggedly through the morning under overcast skies to add 49 vital runs to their overnight score.Tim Paine (38) and Pat Cummins (19) combined for a crucial seventh-wicket partnership of 59.Big quick Ishant Sharma (4-41) will start Australia’s second innings on a hat-trick after running through the tail as the home side lost their last four wickets for 16 runs.Marcus Harris top-scored with 70, with Aaron Finch and Travis Head also making half-centuries in the fierce heat of the opening day.The test is the first at the new 60,000-seat stadium located in Burswood after a 47-year run at the WACA and Australia will be keen to end a run of six tests without a victory against an India side seeking a first series win Down Under.last_img read more

Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

first_imgONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft P8.2 M shabu may be linked to PNP’s ‘biggest 2019 drug haul’ PLAY LIST 02:25P8.2 M shabu may be linked to PNP’s ‘biggest 2019 drug haul’00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ MOST READ American teen Anisimova out of US Open after father’s death View commentscenter_img Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open “Eighteen other people are linked to this network, including athletes and baseball players Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo,” Rodríguez said in a news conference, calling it “the most important drug trafficking structure in the region.”He said Peralta created a complicated system of companies to hide the origins of his assets, using members of his family and social circles, “including two sports figures in the Dominican Republic.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRodríguez said the U.S. government and police agencies participated in the investigation.Dominican officials say a 1,050-kilogram shipment of drugs heading from South America to Puerto Rico was one of several seizures attributed to this ring. WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon On his Instagram account, Castillo denied any ties to drugs.“The truth is my country no longer works, my God, do you think that after making millions of dollars in Baseball I am going to dirty my hands with drugs?” the former player wrote.Castillo was a three-time All-Star, won three Gold Gloves and was a member of the 2003 Florida Marlins team that won the World Series.There was no immediate comment from Dotel, who set a record for playing on more MLB teams than any other player. The teams were: the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros and New York Mets. Right-hander Edwin Jackson broke Dotel’s mark earlier this season by playing for his 14th franchise.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel is transferred to a police station after his arrest for alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. There was no immediate comment from Dotel, who set a record for playing on more MLB teams than any other player. (Pedro Sosa/Diario Hoy via AP)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday.Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez said police are also actively pursuing the alleged leader of the ring, César Emilio Peralta, also known as “César the Abuser.” Castillo – not the current Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher – has not yet been arrested.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cleansing of the ‘Temple of Democracy’

first_imgDear Editor,Allow me to express my disappointment at the politicians who have proved that they are no worthier to be called leaders of the people of Guyana. They have further caused a rift among themselves when they are supposed to build bridges between people and work for unity and love. It is disheartening to see how power and money can cause the downfall of any leadership. However, one thing is obvious that people are now aware and are tired of political gimmicks to achieve politicians’ own goals of power and money. People of Guyana have given up discussing politics, because it is always divisive and not helpful for the nation. If it is not helpful, it must be trampled underfoot because salt has lost its taste. Mind you, I am not pointing to any political party.Allow me to speak about my Leader Jesus Christ. For Jesus, the Temple of Jerusalem was the sacred space for every people of the nations. When it was defiled by the evil doers, Jesus makes a whip out of some cord and drives out every sort of evil from the temple. Hence, he allows its purpose to be fulfilled, and its purpose is to allow the space for everyone to have an encounter with God. We believe that the Parliament is the Temple of Democracy and a temple of the nation where every people of this nation is represented. Do we believe in this? If we believe in this, why our Temple of Democracy has been defiled? If it is defiled, who will be able to cleanse it? Certainly, we need someone like Jesus who can make a whip and cleanse it so that its sole purpose is fulfilled. I would like the politicians to do a ‘retrospect’ because each of you is the servant of the people and not bosses of the people. I would like you to enter that Temple of Democracy with people at the heart of your discussion. Do remember that if you keep people’s interest before your own, you will be the best leaders a nation can dream. Please do not defile our Temple of the nation. Treat it with respect and dignity. If you respect the Parliament, you would respect the people for it is people who elected and sent you to this temple so that you decide and dedicate your life to the people of the nation.Sincerely,Kevin Williamslast_img read more

More funding required for treating mental health

first_imgTackling mental health issues…decriminalise suicide now– PAHO/WHO RepFunding allocated to the Mental Health Unit is inadequate and does not support a fair fight in tackling mental health issues. As such, much more in needed to be able to combat the scourge of suicide and other mental illnesses, according to PanMembers of Parliament and various stakeholders at the session on WednesdayAmerican Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Representative Dr William Adu-Krow.“Ministry of Public Health and the other sectors that deal in this area need funding. (I told the) Mental Health Unit in 2011 they have 0.11% of the health fund. By 2017, that number has risen to 1.16% — that is 10 times, but still very low. We still have a long way to go, let’s do more,” he advised.Dr Adu-Krow made the plea on Wednesday at the exchange with Parliamentarians and staff of the Parliament Office on Suicide, hosted by the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services, in collaboration with PAHO/WHO and the United Nations.He advised that better surveillance systems be put in place to address the scourge of suicide, and called for better monitoring practices. Saying that persons who attempted suicide are likely to complete the action at a later date, he called for more attention to be paid to such persons, and for them to be monitored. The methods used to intervene in the situations should also be analyzed, he said.Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr Karen Cummings, said the forum allows Parliamentarians to retrospect, introspect, and look for innovative ways to further strengthen prevention and control efforts, in order to address the scourge of suicide.“Much work needs to be done as we seek to move further down the international rating of suicide. Since 2012, suicide is the leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 16-44. Females attempted suicide more than males in a ratio of 3:1; East Indians have accounted for 50%, and Africans 26%,” the minister said.Strategic areas for intervention, risk factors’ reduction, health promotion and prevention, reduction of access to the means of suicide, health systems’ response to suicide behaviour, and surveillance and research were some of the intervention methods the minister highlighted.DecriminalisationThe Laws of Guyana – the Criminal Law Offences Act Cap 8:01 and the Summary Jurisdiction Offences Act Cap 8:02 – criminalise the act of suicide.In 2016, Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Vindhya Persaud tabled a motion in Parliament calling for the decriminalisation of suicide. Members of the Government side, namely Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, supported the decriminalisation of the act, but later voted down the motion for being too ‘politicised’.However, a study conducted by the Rights of the Child Commission with the support of UNICEF Guyana called for the review of those two pieces of legislation, along with the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Act Cap 68:09, the Customs Act Cap 82:01, the Mental Hospital Ordinance Cap 140, and the Food and Drugs Act Cap 34:03.Dr. Adu-Krow reiterated that position, and said that when criminal penalties are attached to the act of committing or attempting to commit suicide, it would only push someone to complete the act.“This act does not give any provision for dealing with any survivor of a suicide act. This act, if such a person escapes prosecution, then it encourages (that) person to commit suicide, because it says that they will be in jail for life,” he noted.In giving the stats, Director of the Mental Health Unit, Dr Util Thomas, said that for 2017, the MoPH recorded 59 cases of suicide while the Police recorded a staggering 92 cases. She noted that the MoPH’s data is incomplete, since they are yet to receive statistics from various parts of the country.The Unit has rolled out its National Self-Harm Surveillance System in Regions Two, Three, and Six.Dr Thomas said the Unit chose the three regions to pilot the programme because of the high numbers of suicide cases recorded there, and that is just one way of combating suicide. The Surveillance System would mandate hospitals to report all cases of suicide and attempted suicide to the unit within one week of their occurrence. And once reported, attempted suicide cases would be monitored and persons would be psychiatrically evaluated to ensure that all bases are covered.last_img read more

Red Bulls stun mighty Chelsea

first_img0Shares0000The Red Bulls scored four times in the second half against mighty Chelsea FC despite using a roster made up of mostly of young developmental players. PHOTO/AFPNEW YORK, July 23- Sean Davis scored twice in the second half Wednesday to help the New York Red Bulls defeat reigning English Premier League champions Chelsea 4-2 in the International Champions Cup.The Red Bulls looked surprisingly strong against Chelsea despite coming off Tuesday’s quarter-final loss to the Philadelphia Union in the US Open Cup competition. New York head coach Jesse Marsch went with a youthful lineup and it paid off as midfielder Davis scored in the 73rd and 77th minutes and 16-year-old Tyler Adams scored in the 70th minute.Franklin Castellanos also scored in the 51st minute for the Red Bulls, who were playing Chelsea for the first time.Loic Remy scored in the 26th minute and Eden Hazard scored in the 75th for Chelsea, who were without stars Willian and Juan Cuadrado, both resting after competing in the Copa America tournament.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mirallas substituted with injury, NOT over penalty miss, insists Everton boss Martinez

first_img Everton winger Kevin Mirallas 1 Everton manager Roberto Martinez played down reports of a possible rift with Kevin Mirallas after he was substituted at the break in Monday’s goalless draw with West Brom.Rumours quickly circulated of a half-time bust-up in the Toffees dressing room after the Belgian controversially missed a penalty at the end of the opening period.With Baggies centre-back Joleon Lescott penalised for hand-ball in the box, Mirallas grabbed the ball and took the kick after the briefest of discussions with regular taker Leighton Baines, who had scored 15 of his 16 Premier League penalties.The 27-year-old shot wide and his withdrawal at the interval merely posed more questions as speculation continues to link the Belgium international, who has 18 months remaining on his contract, with a move away.It proved a costly blunder, as the stalemate extended the Merseysiders’ winless run to six league games.But Martinez was adamant the miss had nothing to do with his substitution, saying Mirallas was “feeling his hamstring” at the break.The Spaniard explained: “Our penalty taker is Leighton Baines, he’s the number one penalty taker.“But, in the same way, we had a penalty shoot-out on Tuesday night against West Ham [in their FA Cup third round replay defeat] and, as you saw, Kevin Mirallas takes the penalties really well and he felt really confident and he wanted to take it.“At that point you need to feel confident and he was feeling that he could take the penalty and Leighton Baines was quite happy to allow him to do that.“Only the takers can miss the penalties, but both have got the qualities to score goals.“Obviously missing the target makes it a big issue, if he hits the back of the net nothing would have happened, but both players have got enough quality, enough personality and enough character to convert the penalty at that moment.”He added: “The big disappointment is that we couldn’t convert the penalty, not who took it or why we missed it.”Steven Naismith seemed irked by his team-mate’s actions at the half-time whistle, but the Everton striker came to Mirallas’ defence following the game, saying there was no issue with the forward taking the spot-kick.“We’ve won the penalty and the ball’s fallen to Kev and Kev has felt confident, he showed in the [penalty shoot-out against] West Ham he was very confident then and he slotted his penalty away,” the Scot told Sky Sports.“He’s in form and he’s playing well and he wanted to step up and take it and unfortunately he’s missed.“We should have had enough in the 90 minutes to win rather than relying on the penalty taker.”On the half-time exit, Naismith also denied any row, and continued: “I think Kev has come off with an injury more than anything else. He never came in the changing room so I’m sure it was an injury.”last_img read more