Canada blasts Denmark, sets up New Years clash against USA

first_imgQuinton Howden, Ryan Strome, Freddie Hamilton, Brendan Gallagher and Brett Connolly each had a goal in front of 16,275. Strome has eight points in three games. Canada scored seven times before Nicolai Meyer and Emil Kristensen replied for Denmark in the third period. The Canadians gave Denmark’s Sebastian Feuk a workout in net, peppering him with 51 shots. Mark Visentin stopped 24-of-26 shots in Canada’s net for his second win of the tournament. Canada tops Pool B at 3-0 ahead of the U.S., Finland and the Czech Republic at 1-1. Denmark dropped to 0-3. The U.S. face the Czechs and the Finns take on the Danes on Friday.Wednesday, all the 5-on-3 power plays and all the great netminding by Petr Mrazek couldn’t get the Czech Republic past Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships.Barrie Colts forward Mark Scheifele scored twice and Scott Wedgewood of the Plymouth Whalers stopped all 26 shots to power Team Canada to a 5-0 victory at Rexall Place in Edmonton.Canada now leads Pool B of the 10-team tournament undefeated in two games.Mark Stone of the Brandon Wheat Kings, Ryan Strome of the Niagara IceDogs and Brett Connolly of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning also scored for Canada.The Czech Republic had a great chance to score in the first period on a two-man advantage but it was Team Canada leaving the frame with a 1-0 lead on a goal by Stone, his fourth of the tournament.The Brandon forward could have made it 2-0 but was stopped by Mrazek on a penalty shot after a Czech player smothered the puck in the goal crease.Canada broke the game open with a pair in the second period before Scheifele, a first round pick of the Winnipeg Jets, scored twice in the third, once on a power play.Canada faces Denmark (0-2) on Thursday.The host country concludes the preliminary round Saturday against the United States, upset 4-1 by Finland earlier to put both countries at 1-1.In Pool A games in Calgary, Sweden edged Switzerland 4-3 in a shootout, while Russia was to face Slovakia in a later game.Sweden was 1-0-1, while the Swiss picked up their first point of the Canada flexed its offensive muscles, and depth down two players, to bounce Denmark 10-2 Thursday at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton. Canada improves to 3-0 in Pool B and now meets the USA in the traditional New Years Eve battle at Rexall Place Saturday. Down two players — Devante Smith-Pelly is out of the  tournament due to a broken foot and forward Michael Bournival sat out the game Thursday because of what Canadian head coach Don Hay says is the flu — Canada took it to the Danes. Mark Stone continued his torrid scoring pace for Canada with two goals and an assist. The Winnipeg winger has a team-leading six goals in the tournament. Defencemen Scott Harrington had a goal and three assists and Brandon Gormley had scored twice. last_img read more

13 residents escape from NOC

first_imgThirteen juveniles of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) are on the run after they reportedly escaped from the correctional institution at some time between Thursday evening and Friday morning.New Opportunity CorpsAccording to information received, 10 of the residents escaped on Thursday, and the other three escaped on Friday.The residents had completed some chores in the compound of the facility, after which they started to run towards the western side of the premises, which is not fenced. This area is lined by some bushes which lead to the backlands.The search is ongoing for a 15-year-old female of Vigilance village, ECD, who is serving 18 months for simple larceny; a 16-year-old girl of Bartica, who is serving two years for wandering; another 16-year-old girl of La Parfaite Harmonie, who is serving three years for wandering; a 15-year-old male, Mei of the Essequibo Coast, who is serving one year for simple larceny; a 16-year-old female of Number 10 Village, WCB, who is serving two years for wandering; a 16-year-old male of New Amsterdam, who is serving 21 months for attempting to escape from custody; a 16-year-old male of Buxton, serving a three-year sentence for possession of a firearm; a 16-year-old boy of Tucville, who is serving 22 months for wandering; a 17-year-old girl of Mahdia, who is serving two years for wandering; and A 17-year-old boy of Lethem, serving 15 months for burglary.This publication understands that the administrator, Mark Dover, and other staffers have already conducted a search, but the youths could not be located.Meanwhile, on Friday at about 04:40h, three others also escaped from the correctional facility. They have been identified as a 15-year-old male of Lethem, a 17-year-old girl of Number Five Village, West Coast Berbice, and a teenage boy of Berbice.The Social Cohesion Ministry has launched an investigation into the incidents, to determine if standard operating procedures (SOPs) were followed, and whether the staff had colluded with the residents to facilitate their escape.The Police have since placed several road blocks along the main access road on the Essequibo Coast in an attempt to recapture the residents.In June, four female residents escaped from the holding centre after the main gate of the dormitory had been left open.Back in 2017, oversight of the NOC’s operations were shifted from the Education Ministry to the Social Protection Ministry, to provide a stable ground for the youths to adapt to society after leaving the institution. Youths between the ages of 10 and 18 are placed at this correctional institution for petty offences, such as wandering, minor assault and theft.last_img read more

Chinese national robbed of $$M on Church Street

first_imgA Chinese national attached to China Harbour was relieved of a large sum of cash while in the vicinity of Church Street, Georgetown.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the man who is presently employed at the Movie Town construction site, Patterson, Greater Georgetown, was parked in front of a supermarket on Church Street on Wednesday when a white motor car pulled up alongside him.A long gunman reportedly exited the Premio motorcar and relieved the Chinese national of a haversack he was carrying. Police sources confirmed that the man had just left a city bank and was heading to the worksite when he was attacked and robbed. No one injured during the robbery.Police are also of the belief that the robbery might have been executed with the assistance of someone within the bank or within the construction company. Police have launched an investigation.last_img read more

Parents want kids to stay put

first_imgInstead, Strickland is suggesting open enrollment for those students, allowing families the option to enroll children at West Ranch, Valencia or Hart high schools. “We just need to figure out how to accommodate all the students without overcrowding a particular site,” Strickland said. Strickland added that enrollment will drop drastically at Valencia and Hart after this school year. “West Ranch is not the one and only school,” Strickland said. The bottom line for some Stevenson Ranch-area parents is that they want Castaic kids transferred some place else until the high school opens in their community. This, as the two communities consider joining to form a city. John Kunak, a member of the Castaic Town Council, said the high school issue should actually bring the communities closer. “We are all fighting for the same thing – we want our kids to stay together at West Ranch until Castaic High School is built,” he said. The Hart board could take action on the issue as early as Wednesday. (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And while Hart district officials have tried to assure Stevenson Ranch parents their kids will stay at West Ranch, parents are keeping their eyes on every move. They are planning to attend Wednesday’s Hart board meeting in full force. For McLister it’s about the educational experience of all children, and she is worried overcrowding will have a negative impact. “I could go on about taxes but that’s not the argument, this is about our children, we don’t want to see the quality of education fall because of overcrowding.” School board member Paul Strickland backtracked on a suggestion made last week to transfer students from neighborhoods near Calgrove Boulevard and Wiley Canyon Road to Hart High or another campus. STEVENSON RANCH – A mother of two, Suzy McLister is among a growing number of parents in the Stevenson Ranch area who are feverishly writing e-mails, passing out fliers and rallying others to ensure their children stay at West Ranch High School to ease overcrowding. The two-year-old school is crowded and expected to be jammed over the next three years because of delays in building a new high school in Castaic. The William S. Hart Union High School District is weighing whether to transfer Castaic students or others to less crowded campuses. Stevenson Ranch parents don’t want their kids to move. “To shuffle kids around after elementary school and to different junior highs and high schools is a real concern,” McLister said. “It was a concern with the Castaic community, and now it’s a concern for us.” last_img read more

Bayern resume Bundesliga title quest with Leverkusen trip

first_imgBayern rounded out 2017 with six successive wins in all competitions, surging into the new year firmly on course to retain their title after a brief wobble that cost Carlo Ancelotti his job in September.But Leverkusen are looking to become only the third club after Hoffenheim and Borussia Moenchengladbach to beat Bayern in the league this season.With six goals and four assists, Leverkusen’s outstanding player in the first half of the season was 20-year-old Jamaican winger Leon Bailey, who has thrived since joining from Belgian club Genk last January.Leverkusen’s top scorer Kevin Volland fights for the ball with Dortmund’s Sokratis during their German first division Bundesliga match, in Leverkusen, on December 2, 2017 © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZBoth Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski and defender Mats Hummels are recovering from knee and groin injuries respectively, while right-back Joshua Kimmich has a cold.Leverkusen warmed up for Bayern with a 2-2 draw in a friendly against third-tier Preussen Muenster as Argentina striker Lucas Alario netted both goals following his recovery from a groin injury.Bayern stepped up their preparations with a 5-3 win over third-division Grossaspach on Tuesday when veteran winger Franck Ribery, 34, scored three goals in a starring display.“It will be tough at Leverkusen and we will have to give our all to win there,” said the Frenchman.Ribery and Arjen Robben are out of contract at the end of the season, but both hope to be offered an extension in the coming months.“I have five months left and there are always many options,” said Ribery.– Heynckes to stay on? –Likewise, Bayern are trying to talk Heynckes into staying on as head coach past the end of the season.The 72-year-old insists he will leave in May, having turned the team’s fortunes around since replacing Ancelotti when Bayern were five points adrift of then-leaders Borussia Dortmund.Germany forward Thomas Mueller said Bayern are back at their best after struggling with fatigue through the final weeks of last year, even if results did not show it.“The joy of playing is back again,” said Mueller. “If we all stay fit that will definitely help, but we also need good combinations, lots of movement off the ball, plus to mix up the tempo.”Another positive for Mueller is the arrival of Germany striker Sandro Wagner from Hoffenheim, with the burly centre-forward recruited to serve as back-up to the prolific Lewandowski.The 30-year-old Wagner, who made his international debut ahead of the Confederations Cup in Russia, could well feature at Leverkusen.Leverkusen boss Herrlich was on Tuesday fined 12,000 euros ($14,368) by the German FA for his theatrical sideline dive in a 1-0 German Cup win against Gladbach last month.The 46-year-old later said he was ashamed of his actions after dramatically tumbling to the ground after faint contact with Gladbach’s Denis Zakaria in the technical area.Fixtures (all times 1430 GMT unless stated)Playing FridayBayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich (1930)SaturdayWerder Bremen v Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt v Freiburg, Augsburg v Hamburg, Hanover 96 v Mainz, Stuttgart v Hertha Berlin, RB Leipzig v Schalke (1730)SundayCologne v Borussia Moenchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund v Wolfsburg (1700)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000(From L) Bayern Munich’s Niklas Suele, Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba and Franck Ribery react at the end of their German Cup DFB Pokal match against Borussia Dortmund, in Munich, on December 20, 2017 © DPA/AFP/File / Tobias HaseBERLIN, Germany, Jan 11 – Franck Ribery warned Bayern Munich face a tricky test at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday as they resume their march towards a sixth straight Bundesliga title following the German winter break.Jupp Heynckes’s team are 11 points clear of second-place Schalke but Leverkusen, who are two points further back in fourth, are unbeaten in 14 matches dating back to September under ex-Dortmund coach Heiko Herrlich.last_img read more

Clarence Seedorf named new Deportivo coach

first_imgThe 41-year-old Seedorf has only had two previous short and unsuccessful spells as a coach.He coached AC Milan for 22 matches from January to June 2014 and spent 14 matches at the helm of Shenzhen in the Chinese second division from July to December 2016.As a powerful and athletic midfielder he enjoyed far greater highs and remains the only player in history to have won the Champions League with three different clubs.He also won league titles in three different countries.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Seedorf remains the only player to win the Champions League with three clubs © AFP / JOHN THYSMADRID, Spain, Feb 5 – Former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf will coach Deportivo La Coruna until the end of the season, the La Liga club said on Monday.The former Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan star replaces Spaniard Cristobal Parralo, who was sacked on Sunday following a 5-0 defeat to Real Sociedad that left the club in the relegation zone.last_img read more

Liverpool fans would be happy if this man joined in January – tweets

first_img1 Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland When the January transfer window opens Liverpool fans would love to see their goalkeeper options strengthened.And Jack Butland appears to be the player they want.The England ace has been fantastic in a great Stoke team this season and won admirers from rivals.Against Man United on Boxing Day, Liverpool supporters were impressed by his performance as he kept another clean sheet and made a great save to deny Marouane Fellaini in the Potters’ 2-0 win.Have a look at a selection of tweets from Reds supporters.last_img read more


first_imgRosses AC News:There were some good performances by our Rosses and Gaoth Dobhair athletes at the Sportshall Athletics trials at the Aura on Sunday last.Two Shot Putt victories and three personal bests from Emily Croke, Maghery who threw 8.36m in the U-13 Girls; Éamonn Ó Gallachóir, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair who threw 10.71m in the U-13 boys and Saoirse Bonner who was 2nd U-15 with a throw of 8.64m. A double sprint victory by Dungloe lad John Boyle in the 2 Lap and 4 Lap. Victory for Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair girl Orfhlaith Winters in the U-15 Speed Bounce, indeed a 1,2,3 for our athletes here with Saskia Boyle and Caoimhe Boyle filling the top spots.There were many other fine performances from our athletes also. Well done to all. It is obvious the training and hard work is paying off.Well done to our athletes who received awards at the Donegal Athletics Board Awards night on Saturday last at the Finn Valley Centre. Those included Leah Mc Garvey, Ailbhe O Donnell, Patrick Marry and Aidan Gillespie for Master Athlete of the YearThe Club AGM was held on Friday night last in the center in Dore and it was great to see the large attendance. A strong committee and support team were put in place with positions filled to be detailed next week. For the new committee please note there will be a Committee Meeting this Friday night at 8pm again in the Center in Dore. Please note that Registrations are now due for the calendar year 2015. This will be required and cover for all athletes for indoors, track and field, cross country, etc. Forms can be got and returned at the Sporthall nights in Gweedore and Dungloe. Paul McGee will have forms for the adults as well as the form being posted on facebook. A registration night will also be held over the next few weeks so please watch for details.Sportshall Athletics are started again in the Pobalscoil Gweedore on Monday nights. Contact Ita for details on 0871309536.The club 5k Spring Series is coming up with the following dates Race 1 – Sunday February 1st at Carrickfinn. Race 2 – Sunday March 29th at Carrickfinn. Race 3 – Sunday April 26th at Carraickfinn. This is a good starting point for people looking to run 5ks, 10ks, adventure races, etc for the year as part of a pre season plan, getting started into walking, jogging or running. The idea would be to get a benchmark to start with and build over the 3 months. The races will be open to serious runners, recreational runners, joggers, walkers, etc in a family friendly environment promoting health, participation and fun. Come on, join the fun and get healthy.Training sessions are happening on Wednesday evenings at 7pm at the Industrial Estate with planned sessions happening. Please feel free to come along and join the adult group who do a long run in the forestry every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore.ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC ATHLETE EMILY CROKE RECORDS A NEW PERSONAL BEST was last modified: January 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

Unai Emery answers journalist’s phone during press conference

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January most popular Arsenal news targets smart causal What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas gameday cracker REVEALED rookie error LATEST silverware Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BIG PRESENTS UP TOP England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Unai Emery showed he had a sense of humour during his weekly press conference.The Arsenal manager was speaking to the media ahead of the Gunners’ game at Cardiff City, which is live on talkSPORT on Sunday 2 September at 1.30pm, when a mobile phone on the table in front of him went off. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ possible standings In 2017, talkSPORT radio producer Abi phoned our north west report Dom McGuiness during Jose Mourinho’s press conference, which the Manchester United manager answered.Others like Roy Keane, when he was in charge of Ipswich, were not so understanding.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL parents are to be offered anti-bullying training sessions under a scheme announced by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn T.D.The Anti-Bullying Parent Training Programme is being run jointly by the National Parents Council Primary (NPC-P) and the National Parents Council Post Primary (NPC-PP) to support the implementation of the Action Plan on Bullying which called for training and resources for parents and boards of management.Minister Quinn said he will provide funding of €60,000 for Anti-Bullying Parent Training in 2014. It comes as schools across Donegal struggle to cope with a rise in cyber-bullying.“The training sessions are available nationwide and provide supports to parents to enable them to assist their children when issues of bullying arise,” he said.“Bullying is not a problem schools can or should be left to tackle alone. Parents, families and the wider community have an important role to play in tackling all forms of bullying and in teaching children how to manage relationships, be resilient and have empathy for others.”Last year, the Department provided funding €60,000 to support the delivery of 105 anti-bullying parent training sessions to 3,279 participants nationwide including sessions here in Donegal. The Parents Councils have also developed an information leaflet for parents and these can be downloaded from their websites.Over 90% of parents who attended the training sessions last year said that they felt more confident in supporting their child with a bullying issue following the session. Likewise, over 90% said they felt more confident engaging with their school if a bullying issue arose with their child.“I would like to thank Áine Lynch, CEO of the NPC-P, and Don Myers, president of the NPC-PP, for their work on this. I really appreciate their teams’ professionalism and commitment to this project.”“I would also encourage all parents to attend these sessions. Being informed, will empower you to help your child deal with issues of bullying,” said Minister Quinn.Áine Lynch said: “Parents have a vital role to play regarding issues of bullying that may involve their children from a variety of perspectives. Attending the parent sessions will both support parents to support their children and also to work in partnership with their child’s school to ensure schools are respectful places for all members of the school community.” Don Myers added: “I am delighted that the Minister has allocated further funding so that NPC-P and NPC-PP can facilitate further training sessions for parents. Feedback to-date from the 2013 training has been extremely positive with 98% of attendees saying that they would recommend this to others and already there is high demand for the 2014 programme. I would like to thank the Minister for his continued commitment to this so important programme and once again for putting faith in NPC-P and NPC-PP to facilitate this training which is a huge endorsement and support for parents.”MINISTER SETS UP FUND FOR ANTI-BULLYING CLASSES FOR DONEGAL PARENTS was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:anti-bullyingbullieslast_img read more