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Stars Beat Rangers in OT, 3-2

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first_imgNEW YORK — The Dallas Stars are fighting to stay in the playoff race. They got a little help Feb. 8 with Rangers star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist out with an injury.Ales Hemsky scored 1:02 into overtime as Dallas overcame a late tying goal by Chris Kreider to snap a three-game skid with a 3-2 win over New York.Hemsky snapped the puck past fill-in goaltender Cam Talbot for his ninth goal of the season to lift the Stars after being outshot by the Rangers 20-2 in the third period.“There were a lot of bodies in front of the net so I just took a shot and it went in. I’m happy about that,” said Hemsky, 31, who joined the Stars this season after spending nearly his entire NHL career with Edmonton. “If you want to make the playoffs, you need every point. Today we had a break. Hopefully we can keep going.”Kreider tied it with his 12th of the season, on the power play at 18:40 of the third.Jason Spezza and Erik Cole each scored second-period goals for Dallas. Spezza opened the scoring on a 5-on-3 power play for the Stars at 2:53 of the second period with his 10th goal of the season. Tyler Seguin and John Klingberg assisted.Carl Hagelin scored for New York at 15:27 of the second, putting a pass from Kevin Hayes past Dallas netminder Kari Lehtonen, who made 34 saves. The goal was the 11th for Hagelin. Defenseman Kevin Klein also assisted.“It really was a huge relief to win it quick in overtime,” said Lehtonen. “You do your best and try not to think too much. It was a big win.”With the victory, the Stars (24-21-8) moved within five points of Calgary and Vancouver for a playoff spot.“I think it helps you believe again because we have had some tough stuff happen to us,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. “But to win in overtime, that helps us.”Cole put the Stars ahead 2-1 at 18:05 of the second with his 14th goal when he finished off a passing play with Hemsky with shot that slipped past Talbot, who was making his third straight start in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist. On the winning goal, Talbot said he lost sight of the puck when Hemsky shot it.“I didn’t see it,” Talbot said. “I looked around to see the initial start and then he went straight back in the other direction. Once it came off his stick, I lost the puck completely.”Both teams were coming off losses on Feb. 7 and had to travel for the peculiar 5 p.m. starting time. The Rangers (30-16-5) lost 3-2 at Nashville while the Stars were defeated in Buffalo.Eight of the last 10 games between the Rangers and Stars, including each of the last six, have been decided by one goal. The Stars also won the previous meeting between the teams, 3-2 on Dallas on Dec. 29.Still, the Rangers have won 12 of their last 16 home games and 20 of their last 26 games overall, since Dec. 8 when they beat Pittsburgh in overtime.Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, who benched the Rangers top line of Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis for the latter part of the second period, had praise for Talbot.“He gives us a chance to win every game,” the coach said. “He’s doing what a goaltender is supposed to.”As for benching his top goal scorer — Nash and Washington’s Alex Ovechkin have a league-best 33 goals — Vigneault said it was a matter of using players who were having a better game.“Rick hasn’t had very many games this year where he’s been off,” Vigneault said. “Sometimes it happens. At that time, we had no puck possession. We were spending almost the total time in our own end.”Before the game, Lundqvist expressed hope he would return from a throat-area injury before the playoffs.Lundqvist was injured when he was struck with a shot Feb. 7 against Carolina. He termed it sprained blood vessel that will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks.“If I keep playing now, there’s a big risk of having a stroke,” the 32-year-old goaltender said. “You don’t play around with this. It’s not like a sore shoulder or something. You have to listen to the doctors.”Talbot, 27, should play a career-high fourth-straight game in the NHL when the Rangers start a four-game road trip in Toronto on Feb. 10They also have road games against Colorado, Arizona and the Islanders before returning home to face Vancouver on Feb. 19.Backing up Talbot is 20-year-old Mackenzie Skapski, who has yet to play an NHL game. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

a month agoWatford boss Sanchez Flores: Guardiola changed football in England for the better

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Sanchez Flores: Guardiola changed football in England for the betterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is full of praise for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.Sanchez Flores says Guardiola has changed football in England for the better.”The philosophy I think is really new,” said Sanchez Flores.”When he arrived in England, English football was changing, it was in the middle of some big changes.”Many good coaches are coming here, introducing this idea to touch the ball, but we know the English fans they don’t like to touch horizontal, they like to touch forward, so it’s completely different.”Pep is putting the stamp for this change, this kind of big change, so of course finally he defined a little bit the change.”When he was coaching Barcelona you could see that he’s a clever guy and he’s thinking very well and really passionate with football.”If you look like this, you have the possibility to change a lot. If you have very good players like he has, you have more possibilities to change things, so the ingredients they are really good for him.” last_img read more

Jamaicans Pay Final Respects to Lady Ivy Cooke

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first_imgStory Highlights “You were able to treat others with grace. This country benefitted from your presence as the wife of a Head of State but more so, as someone who exhibited meekness. You have earned your rest and deserve to hear that divine benediction ‘well done good and faithful servant.’ Blessed are you Lady Cooke, your life was marked by humility, demonstrated in kindness,” Rev. Lalor said. Justice Cooke, in an emotional tribute, said his mother, who came from humble beginnings, always carried herself with poise and elegance. Jamaicans from all walks of life congregated at the East Queen Street Baptist Church, downtown Kingston, on Friday (June 30) to pay their final respects to the late Lady Ivy Cooke, widow of former Governor-General, the Most Hon. Sir Howard Cooke. Jamaicans from all walks of life congregated at the East Queen Street Baptist Church, downtown Kingston, on Friday (June 30) to pay their final respects to the late Lady Ivy Cooke, widow of former Governor-General, the Most Hon. Sir Howard Cooke.Among those in attendance at the official service of thanksgiving were: Their Excellencies, Governor-General the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen; Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness; Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips; former Prime Ministers, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, and the Most Hon. Percival J. Patterson; President of the Senate, Hon. Tom Tavares-Finson; members of the diplomatic corps, the Government, Opposition and Lady Cooke’s family, friends and well-wishers.The approximately three-hour long service included musical interludes and tributes from family members and close friends including her son Hon. Mr. Justice (Retd.) Howard Cooke; former Prime Minister Patterson; Dr. Tasha Cooke Davis; Rev. Dr. Roy Henry; Mrs. Elaine Salmon Brouers; and Dr. Simon Clarke.The first, second and third Bible lessons were read by the Governor-General; Prime Minister Holness; and Dr. Phillips, respectively.In his tribute, Mr. Patterson said Lady Cooke was a role model and inspiration for all who came within her path. Like her late husband, Lady Cooke was a teacher by profession and she made a major contributor in the field of child development.“She felt it was her duty to make sure that every student that passed within her path left equipped not only with knowledge but with the character that would contribute to building a better Jamaica,” Mr. Patterson said.He noted that as first lady she performed her role “with grace, with dignity and with decorum.” Justice Cooke, in an emotional tribute, said his mother, who came from humble beginnings, always carried herself with poise and elegance. “She was quietly an adornment at my father’s side as he steadily achieved high office. In fact, Mama’s presence complemented my father’s persona as he carried out his public duties but that did not mean she surrendered her independence of thought. She was no shrinking violet,” he said, adding that she was devoted to her family.He noted that Lady Cooke had a passion for music and was instrumental in starting the annual Christmas concerts at King’s House. “Mama never abandoned her roots and every year, she would send gifts to the needy in Montego Bay,” he said.In his sermon, Rev. Dr. Glenroy Lalor urged Jamaicans to emulate Lady Cooke by demonstrating the divine qualities of meekness and humility, she exhibited, and putting the interest of others above their own.He noted that while Lady Cooke was an official of State, she was never officious and did not use power or privilege in a domineering way.“You were able to treat others with grace. This country benefitted from your presence as the wife of a Head of State but more so, as someone who exhibited meekness. You have earned your rest and deserve to hear that divine benediction ‘well done good and faithful servant.’ Blessed are you Lady Cooke, your life was marked by humility, demonstrated in kindness,” Rev. Lalor said.Lady Cooke, born June 27, 1916, is survived by children, Justice Cooke; Richard Washington McDermott Cooke; Audrey Faith Cooke; grandchildren; other relatives and friends.Lady Cooke died on June 5 at the age of 100. Her final resting place is at the National Heroes Park, Kingston.last_img read more

Decrease in suicides in BC continues for 2017

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first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The BC Coroners Service has published an updated report on suicide deaths in B.C. up to the end of 2017.There were 572 deaths by suicide in 2017, down slightly from the previous three years, which all reported more than 600 deaths by suicide. More than half of those were males who accounted for three-quarters of all suicides in that year and more than half of those who died by suicide in 2017 were aged 30-59 years old.The key findings of this report included; The three most common means of suicide death in 2017 were by hanging (225), involving firearms (97) and poisoning (84).The Northern Health Authority had the highest rate of suicide deaths (17.7 deaths per 100,000 individuals), followed by the Interior Health Authority (16.7 deaths per 100,000 individuals).Rates of suicide deaths are highest in the following health service delivery areas: Northeast (26.8 per 100,000 individuals), Kootenay Boundary (20.7 per 100,000 individuals), Thompson-Cariboo (18.6 per 100,000 individuals), East Kootenay (18.0 per 100,000 individuals) and Northern Interior (16.9 per 100,000 individuals).Almost 4% of the deaths involved children (aged 18 years or younger).To view the Coroners Report; CLICK HERE To view Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Gang of auto lifters who stole vehicles from dark spots busted

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first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have busted a gang who steal vehicles from dark spots of public parking and market areas in city. Police have recovered 15 stolen vehicles from their possession.Police identified the accused as Ravi, Iliyas and Dharambir. They were arrested from the area of Palam Village. During interrogation, it revealed that accused Ravi formed a new gang by the name of “Handi Gang” for stealing Two-Wheelers. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe along with his associates Iliyas and Dharambir has committed several Auto-thefts in the ares of Dwarka, South-West, West, Outer-North and North Distt. During further interrogation, he has disclosed his involvements in several cases of vehicle theft. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devender Arya said that the gang used to recce dark spots of public parking and market areas and then planned to steal two wheelers which were parked. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”After getting suitable opportunity they used to break open lock with master key or screw driver and start the same without need of key,” said DCP Arya. After committing thefts, they used to park stolen vehicles in open spaces, parking, etc and later, sell it to one Md. Safique of Meerut, who further used to dispose stolen vehicles to Kabari dealers. A team of AATS comprising SI Mahesh, ASI Devender constituted under Inspector AATS Rajesh Malik and overall supervision of ACP Operations South West Distt Satish Kumar made the arrest.last_img read more

Can’t plan to dismiss greats like Kohli, ABD: Gopal

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first_imgNew Delhi: April 2 will always be etched in the memory of leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal. Playing for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he picked three wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to help his team register a 7-wicket win. More than the win, it was the wickets that he scalped that will stay with him forever — Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and upcoming Windies talent Shimron Hetmyer. Speaking more than two weeks after achieving a feat not many can boast of, Gopal said one cannot have a plan to dismiss legends and can only try his luck. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”There was no plan for them (Kohli and de Villers). You can’t make any plan for such great batsmen. I just wanted to bowl a googly and keep it tight as possible,” he said. “They misread the line of the ball and I was fortunate to get their wickets.” In the ongoing edition, the Bengaluru cricketer has consistently performed for his team and has picked eight wickets from as many games so far. But what makes his performance stand out is an economy rate of 6.60. For a spinner to bowl so well is undoubtedly a quality effort, but Gopal feels there is no secret behind it. “There is no secret. I am just happy that my hard work in the past one year is paying off. Despite the kind of result we are getting as a team, personally I had a decent season from the start and will just try to continue and get even better,” he opined. Gopal started his career as a middle-order batsman and slowly turned into a genuine leg-spinner.last_img read more

Taking music beyond boundaries

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first_imgThe students of Rythme School of Music mesmerised audience during the show ‘Music Beyond Boundaries’, organised by Le Rythme recently. At the event, students of the school presented musical fusion and different forms of classical dances which drew rich applause from the audience.The spectacular performances of the students within the age group of 5 years to 15 years were indeed remarkable. More than 120 students participated in the programme, out of which over 30 students presented group performance to show harmony among different instruments like acoustic guitar, synthesisers, drums and percussions, to name a few. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainApart from the performances by the budding artists, the stage was taken over by Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee, Pandit Rajendra Prasanna – who played jugalbandi of Indian Flute and western Flute with Jeanne Miramon. Besides, Pandit Prasanna also presented a performance of Shehnai with the violin of Dr Santosh Nahar. And, Ustad Akram Khan accompanied in Tabla. Speaking on the occasion, renowned singer Rini Mukherjee, Founder of Le Rythme said: “It is our privilege to train the students across the different parts of the society. As a part of the skill development programme, nineteen eminent Gurus are engaged to train the students of Rythme School of Music. I am sure that with all of our initiatives, in due course, the students from underprivileged sections of the society will also be turned into a real asset of the country and will perform in the international platforms.” She further informed that the students will also participate in NABC 2020 at Las Vegas next year.last_img read more

ITC Chairman Y C Deveshwar passes away

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first_imgNew Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Noted industry leader and ITC Chairman Y C Deveshwar passed away Saturday morning after a brief illness, according to company sources. Deveshwar (72), who stepped down from executive role in 2017 but remained as a chairman in non-executive capacity, passed away this morning at a private hospital in Gurugram.last_img

The Dallas Cowboys Are Back To Their Old Selves — Overrated

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WEEK▲▼PICK▲▼WIN PROB.▲▼PICK▲▼WIN PROB.▲▼WINNER▲▼READERS’ NET PTS▲▼ The Dallas Cowboys were overrated going into Week 4Top 10 NFL teams by current Elo and their chances of making the playoffs 3BAL70BAL71JAX-4.3– 81557Seattle4852+4– 3SEA53SEA54TEN-3.5– 3DEN55DEN70BUF-20.6– Most of Dallas’s metrics are roughly the same as they were last season, with the major exception of the passing game (and some faulty special teams). Last year, in QB Dak Prescott’s first NFL season, he led the Cowboys to the sixth-most expected points added (EPA) through the air of any offense in football — a highly effective complement to Dallas’s second-ranked running game. But although the Cowboys still rank among the top five in rushing EPA, Prescott and the passing offense has fallen to 19th in the league in EPA. Prescott’s traditional numbers aren’t bad, but he’s all but stopped throwing the deep ball and the Dallas receivers are picking up very few yards after the catch. The result has been an aerial attack that struggles to move the chains, keeping the Cowboys from scoring as many points as they should.The bad news doesn’t stop there for Dallas. The Cowboys face a tough road if they hope to win the division, because even though the Giants are floundering, the rest of the NFC East has played better than we predicted in the preseason. And based on FiveThirtyEight’s Week 5 NFL Elo ratings, Dallas has the toughest remaining schedule of any team in its division; the Cowboys’ opponents have an average Elo rating of 1525, while the teams New York is facing average 1514, Washington’s opponents average 1499, and the rest of Philadelphia’s schedule averages 1496.The Cowboys and Eagles’ next five games could further increase the gap between those two teams — the Eagles currently have a one-game lead. Dallas’ next five opponents have an average Elo of 1549, and the Cowboys will face three of those teams on the road. Compare that with Philadelphia’s next five games — in which the Eagles’ opponents average an Elo of 1490 and only one game will be on the road — and the Cowboys’ playoff hopes could be essentially done by Week 10.FiveThirtyEight vs. the crowdWeeks 3 and 4 in our NFL prediction game — in which we invite you to pick football games and try to outsmart our Elo algorithm — were triumphant victories for machine over man. Over a combined 32 games, our Elo model beat you, the readers, by a whopping 146.2 points! You can blame the New York Jets for your two largest net losses. The Jets upset the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 — which both our model and the readers got wrong — and this weekend the Jets pulled out an overtime victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, which our Elo picked right and you readers got wrong. (Note: We don’t blame you for not picking the Jets.)Despite Elo correctly predicting the winners in only two more games than readers through Week 4, our model holds a lead of 181.7 net points. This is because our game rewards not just correct picks, but also how much confidence the model and our readers had in the outcome. For example, despite our bashing the Cowboys here, both Elo and the readers predicted Dallas would win at home over the Rams this past weekend. Though we both predicted incorrectly, the readers netted 5.5 points on that game because Elo had more confidence in Dallas winning (78 percent) than readers did (72 percent). 4MIN57MIN51DET+4.2– 4SEA69SEA79SEA+3.1– 4TB63TB61TB-4.5– 3PIT76PIT84CHI-14.1– ELOTEAMWEEK 4WEEK 5CHANGE 21646New England8270-12– 3CAR72CAR66NO+5.8– 4NYJ59JAX61NYJ-22.6– 3NE82NE89NE+0.6– 31627Atlanta8772-15– 4PHI60PHI60PHI-2.2– 41614Pittsburgh7386+13– We’re a quarter of the way through the NFL season, and Week 4 brought its fair share of surprises. The Buffalo Bills upset the Atlanta Falcons on the road, a last-second Carolina Panthers field goal delivered Tom Brady’s New England Patriots their second home loss of the year, and Andy Dalton was actually good.Through four weeks, very few teams are following the course predicted for them at the season’s outset. Many pundits thought a Los Angeles team would be sneaky dangerous this season — they just didn’t think it would be the Rams. Others assumed a New York team would start 0-4 — they just didn’t pick the Giants. But in a season marked by surprises, the most perplexing start may belong to the Dallas Cowboys.After Week 1, Dallas had every reason for optimism: The expected suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott was delayed by the courts, and the team that was 13-3 last year was fresh off a dominating win over the New York Giants. Dallas’ Elo rating climbed, and many analysts (most of them in Texas) viewed the Cowboys as a surefire Super Bowl team. As it turned out, the Giants are terrible and Dallas would spend the next three weeks showing that it was not the same team it was last year — even with Elliott in uniform.“America’s Team” had an Elo advantage of 160 points heading into Sunday’s game with the Los Angeles Rams, meaning they were favorites to win the game by about six points.1Every 25 Elo points is equivalent to 1 point in an actual game. The Cowboys lost and fell to 2-2 and, in the process, saw their chances of making the playoffs drop to 40 percent — their lowest of the season — according to our 2017 NFL Predictions. For Dallas — which dropped to a tie for eighth2With the Seattle Seahawks in our power rankings — a 4-in-10 chance of making the playoffs with three-quarters of the season left to play may not sound all that bad. But compared with the rest of the teams in the top 10, the Cowboys are noticeably out of place. 4NO53NO55NO-0.4– 3ATL53ATL62ATL+5.3– 3MIA55MIA70NYJ-20.8– 3LAR53LAR61LAR+4.2– 51601Green Bay6468+4– 3GB75GB84GB+2.1– 3OAK51OAK65WSH-19.0– 4KC78KC79KC-2.3– 4GB82GB83GB-1.8– 61578Denver4760+13– Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Weeks 3 and 4Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 3 and 4 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game 11687Kansas City91%93%+2– 4HOU55TEN52HOU-9.9– 4NE78NE83CAR-9.9– 3KC74KC76KC-1.7– FIVETHIRTYEIGHT PLAYOFF ODDS BEFORE … OUR PREDICTIONREADERS’ PREDICTION 4ATL77ATL80BUF-7.0– 4DAL78DAL72LAR+5.5– 4PIT55PIT60PIT+1.7– 4DEN63DEN57DEN-8.1– 71565Detroit4863+15– 3MIN57TB53MIN-12.1– 4ARI81ARI77ARI-4.2– 81557Dallas6140-21– 3IND76IND59IND-15.3– 3PHI66PHI68PHI-1.1– 101550Philadelphia5563+8– 3ARI55%DAL59%DAL+9.8– 4CIN60CIN59CIN-3.1– read more

Llorente open to Athletic Bilbao return

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first_imgFernando Llorente has admitted that he is open to the idea of returning to Athletico Bilbao with his contract at Tottenham set to expire at the end of next seasonThe forward has endured a frustrating season on the sidelines at Spurs with Llorente often finding himself behind Harry Kane in the pecking order.The Spaniard has only made one start in the Premier League all season and it is understood that Spurs have made it clear that they will not stand in his way if he was to leave the club during the summer transfer window.“It is my home and wonderful things happened for me there that will never be forgotten,” said Llorente, according to Sports Mole.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Athletic will always mean so much to me. If they were to propose a comeback, I would certainly think about it.”Llorente spent nine seasons at Bilbao and scored 118 goals in 333 appearances and became the club’s 15th highest goalscorer in their history, before sealing a transfer to Juventus in 2013.After leaving the Serie A champions in 2016, Llorente had further spells with Sevilla and Swansea City.last_img read more