Islanders Put Out The Flames, 2-1

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. — Jaroslav Halak had a chance at a shutout and an empty-net goal in the final minute against the Calgary Flames. He had to settle for a prominent place in the New York Islanders’ record book.Halak set the team mark with his 33rd win of the season, and Ryan Strome and Cal Clutterbuck provided just enough offense to lift New York to a 2-1 victory over the Flames on Feb. 27.With the Islanders protecting a 1-0 lead in the final seconds, Halak cleared the puck down the ice but it was stopped well before it got close to the empty Flames net. Soon after New York doubled its advantage, Josh Jooris ruined the shutout bid and made it a tense one-goal affair again.“I’m not happy about it, but we got the goal and we won 2-1,” Halak said. “They don’t give up. They play until the last second. I was glad when it was over.“I wanted to have a shutout. I wasn’t thinking about a goal, but I didn’t get either of them. I got a win, so that’s a good thing, right?”That put the Islanders two points ahead of the rival New York Rangers, who drew even with them atop the Metropolitan Division on Feb. 26.“We just focused on trying to win,” Islanders captain John Tavares said. “We obviously see the standings. We know we’re jockeying for positioning.”Halak stopped 26 shots, beaten only by Jooris with 20.9 seconds left. The Islanders had made it 2-0 with 41.3 seconds remaining on Clutterbuck’s empty-net goal.It was fitting because Clutterbuck had a goal waved off 4:25 into the third period when the officials ruled that Brock Nelson had interfered with Flames goalie Karri Ramo in the crease.“It happens,” Tavares said. “We fought hard for that, but we stuck with it. It was good to see Clutter get rewarded at the end.”Ramo stopped 37 shots for the Flames, who without injured captain and leading scorer Mark Giordano missed a chance to move into a wild-card position in the Western Conference playoff race. Ramo’s only blemish was Strome’s early goal, the first power-play tally Calgary has allowed in exactly a month.“We didn’t give them much,” Ramo said. “We played good, we battled. Just wasn’t enough. Guys were playing more minutes and stepping up without Gio. We tried hard.”Calgary dropped to 1-2 on its seven-game road trip. The Flames lost 1-0 to the Rangers on Feb. 24.The Islanders took a 1-0 lead in a most unusual way, scoring the first power-play goal against the Flames in 14 games.Tavares was stopped by Ramo, but the puck came back out front to Strome in the slot for his 14th goal. Calgary had gone a team-record 13 games without allowing a man-advantage goal. The streak of penalty-kills was snapped at 26, dating to Jan. 27 against Buffalo.Strome has five goals in eight games. “You go to the dirty areas and just kind of bang away. We’ll take them any way we can get them,” Strome said. “We talked about how they haven’t really given up many goals, never mind the power play.“It wasn’t the prettiest goal, but we’ll take it.”New York had the better of the play in the opening period and held a 15-7 edge in shots, but one of Calgary’s attempts was Michael Ferland’s failed penalty shot after he was impeded on a breakaway by defenseman Johnny Boychuk with 6:20 left.Both teams had brief flurries in the second. Calgary got back to its strong penalty killing and held the Islanders’ power play in check during its second advantage of the first period and the only one they had in the second frame.New York, which held an 11-8 edge in shots in the middle period, began the third short-handed. The Islanders killed the penalty despite pressure by the Flames on Halak just before Lubomir Visnovsky left the box.“They have one of the fastest team in the league,” Flames coach Bob Hartley said. “The pace was real quick and it was tough to generate.”The task became more difficult without the defenseman Giordano, who skated in pre-game warmups after being injured Feb. 25 in a 3-1 win at New Jersey.“Gio is our captain and a warrior,” Hartley said. “When Mark says he can’t play, that says a lot. He really wanted to, but couldn’t.”(IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Labrador 9 in custody after early morning raid and NCC vows on

first_img(9 people are in custody after an early morning raid at the construction site of the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project. Photo courtesy: Justin Brake/The Independent)Editor’s note: Early Monday afternoon, the RCMP sent follow up information stating that a person at the camp had also been taken into custody bringing the number of people arrested to 9. They are all charged with one count of disobeying a court order.Trina RoacheAPTN National NewsHappy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L — Nine people arrested in an early morning raid on a camp at the entrance to the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric construction project are in custody and waiting to go before a judge.The eight people who say they are defenders of the land were arrested Monday when the RCMP cleared the camp after a court injunction was issued.The RCMP in St. John’s, N.L. released a brief statement Monday.“The arrests come following a court granted enforcement order,” the statement said. “There were no injuries during the arrests and police will continue to monitor the activity. The individuals are still in custody and are awaiting court appearances later today. The investigation is continuing.”The RCMP said they have been charged with disobeying a court order.See related stories here: Muskrat Falls According to the provincially owned energy company Nalcor, the group had been blocking the entrance to the site and slowing progress of the work.The project is controversial for Labrador Inuit who say the flooding of the Lower Churchill river with vegetation in place will cause the toxin methylmercury to be released into the land.They want the area to be cleared of any vegetation prior to flooding. According to Nalcor 41 squre kilometres will be flooded for the dam.“That will not stop us …”At a news conference broadcast live from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Nunatukavut President Todd Russell condemned the arrests and vowed they will not stop the movement to change the plan for Muskrat Falls unless the government stops the planned flooding.“As of today the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) will be committing our people, our resources to on the ground action until our voices are heard as we are respected,” said Russell. “We are here to say to nalcor , try to bring transformers through any of our communities and we will be there.”The planned flood has prompted an Inuit artist to start a hunger strike. Billy Gauthier told APTN National News that he will not eat until the government agrees to clear cut the flood zone.Russell said Monday that the NCC has called off its annual general meeting to concentrate on a strategy to take on Nalcor and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.“We are going to be on the protest site and get ready, it won’t be only one site,” said Russell. “It could any number of places on our land. We are taking direct action. We are committed to this for the long run.”Protest in St. John’s …. About 30 people marched in front of the legislature in St. John’s this morning to raise concerns about Muskrat Falls.Organizer Denise Cole said the flooding of traditional Inuit land is an attack on local food sources and culture.She wants the project, now estimated to cost $11.4-billion, to be scrapped.Provincial NDP member Gerry Rogers says the Liberal government and the Tories before them have ignored concerns, despite studies by Harvard University that have raised alarms about methylmercury [email protected] [email protected]— with files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

Dortmund CEO We would have signed Ronaldo if we had the

first_imgHans-Joachim Watzke says Borussia Dortmund would have made an attempt to sign Cristiano Ronaldo if they had “the financial strength” required to handle both the transfer and salary costsAs well as recruiting a new manager in Lucien Favre from OGC Nice in the summer, Dortmund had a busy time in the transfer market.Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer was brought in on loan, before his deal was later made into a permanent one last month, along with Tianjin Quanjian’s Axel Witsel and Werder Bremen’s Thomas Delaney.Despite the high-profile signings though, Dortmund have reportedly posted a €536m profit and will likely be on the lookout for new talent in the January transfer window.But CEO Watzke admits even they have financial limits that restrict them from making a dream signing like Ronaldo.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The 59-year-old revealed that Dortmund would likely have been unable to pay the additional costs involved in signing Ronaldo, like salary payments.“If we had the financial strength to get and pay Cristiano Ronaldo, we would have done that. But we do not have [that power],” said Watze on Transfermarkt.In the end, Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in a reported €112m deal and has since enjoyed a stunning start to life in Italy.Although Dortmund themselves aren’t doing too badly either with the club currently leading the Bundesliga with a six-point lead.They’ve also reached the Champions League knockout stages, where they will take on Tottenham in the last-16 next year.last_img read more

Homelessness in San Diego

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Homelessness FacebookTwitter January 9, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Homelessness in San Diego KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAlthough many steps have been taken to try and improve the homeless issue in San Diego, it continues to be a topic of concern.KUSI was joined by founder of Homelessness News San Diego, Michael McConnell, with more on the problem the city is facing. Posted: January 9, 2018last_img read more

City officials break ground on new library in San Ysidro

first_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — City officials broke ground Friday on a library in San Ysidro, following more than two decades of discussion and planning.The 15,000-square-foot library will be built at Seaward Avenue and Beyer Boulevard at a cost of $13.5 million. It will replace the existing branch library in the city’s southernmost neighborhood. At nearly a century old, the existing library is the city’s oldest, according to the mayor’s office.“This is all about opening doors to opportunity and a brighter future,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said. “This new branch library has been a long time coming for the San Ysidro community and represents One San Diego in action. It’s going to be more than just a place to check out a book. It’s going to be a place where the community gathers and where neighborhood children can learn and grow.”The building will be LEED Silver certified and feature amenities such as an outdoor reading patio and movie screen, public art, a teen center, study areas, computer lab, multi-purpose room and accommodations for those with disabilities.Councilman David Alvarez, who represents San Ysidro, spearheaded fundraising efforts for the library, which is expected to open in 2019, the mayor said.Alvarez said building a new library was one of his top priorities upon being elected.“I was proud to work with the community to secure the site and funding for this long-awaited project,” he said.The city purchased land for the library in 2015 and will contribute $12 million to the project. The San Diego Library Foundation has launched a campaign to raise $250,000 for the project and philanthropists and former San Ysidro residents Lloyd and Caroline de Llamas contributed $1.5 million, according to the mayor’s office. KUSI Newsroom City officials break ground on new library in San Ysidro Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 12, 2018 January 12, 2018last_img read more