Leafs have all the shots but Posse get the goals in 4-2 victory over Nelson

first_imgIt’s four losses and counting for the Nelson Leafs.Princeton Posse scored twice in the opening four minutes to double the Nelson Leafs 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday in Samilkameen Country.The loss is the first of a three-game road swing through the Okanagan Conference.Nelson, failing to take advantage of a loss by Murdoch-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks to Creston Friday, has not won since October 22 when the Leafs defeated the Columbia Valley Rockies.Jaden Janzen and Alex Demchuk gave the home side the early lead after beating Andrew Walton in the Leaf nets.Carsen Willans, with his fourth of the season, cut the margin to 2-1 before the period ended as the Leafs pounded Princeton goalie Phoenix Logan-Hill with 14 shots.Nelson, tossing everything but the kitchen sink at the Posse, continued its assault on the Princeton goal with 12 more shots in the second, but was denied by Logan-Hill.In the third the teams combined for three goals in a span of 49 seconds, but it was the Posse scoring two of the markers to pull out the victory.Eric Kubis and Kurtis Bond completed the scoring for Princeton while affiliate player Colton Dawson, with his first ever Junior Hockey goal, replied for the Leafs.Nelson finished the game out shooting the Posse 39-22.The Leafs continued the road trip Saturday in Kelowna against the Chiefs.BLUELINES: The Leafs record falls to 12-7-0-1. . . .The Posse officially ended the scoring streak of Nelson sniper Patrick Martens at 14 games. During the streak Martens, falling to fifth in KIJHL scoring race, scored 18 times while adding 14 helper for 32 points. . . .Nelson’s high-powered offence has hit a low during the losing streak. In five previous games before the streak, all wins, the Leafs averaged five goals per game. During the recent four losses that goal output has dropped to three per game, with three of the games Nelson only managing two goals. . . .The Leafs had defenceman Walker Sidoni and forward Matti Jmaeff back in the lineup. Jmaeff has struggled of late and not scored in four [email protected]last_img read more

Saints rally past Clan to open up lead in BCIHL standings

first_img“SFU gave us all we could handle tonight, but the guys dug deep in the third period and got rewarded,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”Jordan has been the top player in our league this season bar-none, and he showed why again tonight with a couple big goals when we needed them.”We also did a great job defensively limiting SFU’s scoring chances and our six defencemen as a unit played probably their best game of the season.”Down 2-1 halfway through the final period, Beau Taylor drew Selkirk level with a slick deflection off a Dylan Smith point shot.And Saints captain Jordan Wood took over from there, scoring two goals just 22 seconds apart to put his team up a pair with six minutes left before completing the hat trick with an empty net goal in the game’s closing moments. Selkirk had opened the scoring 3:14 into the first period when Mason Spear banked a puck into the net off Clan netminder Graeme Gordon.But SFU leveled the game at 1-1 on a power-play marker from Kody Dhaliwal midway through the frame and went ahead 51 seconds into the middle period on another man-advantage goal, this time from Nick Sandor. Alex Sirard got the start in net for the Saints after returning from a minor injury and picked up his 10th win of the season with a 25-save effort. Gordon took the loss in net for the Clan despite making a number of key saves in the first and second periods. He allowed four goals on 31 shots and was relieved by Evan Kurylo after an altercation following Selkirk’s fourth goal. Dylan Smith joined Wood in picking up three points on the night, as he assisted on a trio of third period goals. The Selkirk Saints created a little more distance in B.C. Intercolligiate League standings by stopping Simon Fraser 5-2 in action Saturday in Castlegar.The 16-1 Saints now lead the Clan by five points with a game in hand but only after scoring the win with a third-period surge.The Saints’ magic number for clinching first place for the regular season now stands at eight points with seven games remaining.last_img read more

Memorial service honors Parks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Winfrey, who was born in Mississippi during segregation, said Parks’ stand “changed the trajectory of my life and the lives of so many other people in the world.” Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson of the African Methodist Episcopal Church called Parks a “woman of quiet strength” who was “noble without pretense, regal in her simplicity, courageous without being bombastic.” Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., said Parks’ refusal to give up her seat “was the functional equivalent of a nonviolent shot heard round the world.” “She saw the inherent evil in segregation and she had the courage to fight it in its common place, a seat on a bus,” said Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. At the end of the service, the audience joined hands and sang the civil-rights anthem “We Shall Overcome.” Mourners reached into the aisle to touch her casket as it was wheeled out of the church. Afterward, Parks’ casket was flown to Detroit , where a viewing began at mid-evening at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Former President Clinton and singer Aretha Franklin were scheduled to attend her funeral Wednesday. Her memorial brought together leaders of both parties, from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. The choir led the crowd in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” President George W. Bush, who presented a wreath Sunday night at a Capitol Hill ceremony, ordered the U.S. flag flown at half-staff over all public buildings Wednesday, the day of Parks’ funeral in Detroit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Linking hands and singing “We Shall Overcome,” old friends and Washington’s establishment remembered Rosa Parks on Monday as a quiet, gentle woman whose courage in the face of segregation helped inspire generations. An overflow church crowd paid tribute to the woman whose refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus 50 years ago helped galvanize the modern civil-rights movement. The two-day farewell and “homegoing” in Washington also attracted tens of thousands who stood for hours for a glimpse of Parks’ mahogany coffin in the Capitol Rotunda. In a three-hour memorial service at historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, Parks was celebrated by political, religious and civil-rights leaders and other luminaries who spoke of the example she set with a simple act of defiance. “I would not be standing here today, nor standing where I stand every day, had she not chosen to sit down,” said talk show host Oprah Winfrey. “I know that.” last_img read more

US plastic maker to open SA facility

first_img28 June 2012ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange-listed PolyOne Corporation and a leading innovator of liquid colour and additives for plastics, has announced plans to open a new facility in South Africa as the company eyes growth prospects on the African continent.The new facility, which will be located in the Montague Gardens industrial precinct in Cape Town, South Africa, is expected to open in August and will support customers throughout Africa.Services will include sales, technical support and an on-site laboratory for rapid colour development, the immediate target market being manufacturers of plastic bottles and other containers for drinks and personal care products.“ColorMatrix is dedicated to helping our customers grow by advancing the performance and value of polymer-based goods globally,” William Ravenna, ColorMatrix’s MD for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said in a statement on Monday.“Opening this facility in Cape Town will provide us with a strong, customer-focused presence in this important region.”Robert Patterson, PolyOne’s chief operating officer, said that when PolyOne acquired ColorMatrix last year, “we committed to a global ‘invest to grow’ strategy that would add value to our customers and our shareholders. Our new facility in South Africa illustrates our commitment to this strategy.“While these operations will initially focus on ColorMatrix products and services, this affords us an excellent foothold to leverage other PolyOne businesses and services throughout the region in the future,” Patterson added.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

SA business keen on investing in Benin

first_img12 September 2012 South African businesspeople currently on a selling and investment mission in Benin, led by Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe, have expressed their excitement about investing in the country. Thabethe and the 15-member business delegation arrived in Benin on Sunday night, and on Monday joined businesspeople from Benin at a trade and investment seminar. Thabethe, addressing the seminar, urged South Africa’s business community to seize the opportunities on offer in Benin. Madina Sephou, Benin’s Minister of Industry, Trade, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, said businesses from both countries should take advantage of the conducive environment created by their governments and form partnerships to boost trade.Opportunities in various sectors Peggy Mahlaba, a Cape Town-based electrical infrastructure engineer and managing director of Imbovotho Engineering, said presentations made at the seminar showed a country undertaking a major infrastructure development programme. “We are interested in claiming our stake in the energy-generation sphere as the country experiences a serious shortage of electricity,” said Mahlaba. “Load shedding is common as they lack capacity to generate sufficient power and meet the consumption demand.” Interior designer as well as deputy chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal chapter of the South African Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (Sawen), Phindile Mkhize, said the development proposed in the tourism sector would give her an opportunity to decorate hotels, lodges and other tourist attractions in Benin with South African decor, in which the people of the West African country had shown interest. “I will be sharing information on all the opportunities in Benin and contacts of relevant people in different sectors with other Sawen members so that they can also come here and establish partnerships with other businesswomen,” said Mkhize. North West businessman Gordon Cornish said agriculture and agro-processing in Benin beckoned. Cornish said he would study all aspects of both sectors, including legislation governing land ownership, as he intended to invest in land to set up an agricultural and agro-processing business. Meanwhile, Daniel Magagula of JK Consulting Engineers in Gauteng province said he had identified opportunities in mining and the construction of the national road network that the Beninese government had embarked on.Opportunities in various sectors Briefing journalists in Pretoria last week, Thabethe said the mission to Benin took place within the context of South Africa’s strategic engagement with the rest of the continent, aimed at supporting Africa’s economic revival and promoting intra-African trade. “It is important for South Africa to continue to pursue economic collaboration and partnership with African countries when crafting the way forward for sustainable economic development and the development of investment in the African region,” Thabethe said. “Benin, like most countries in Africa, presents a wealth of business opportunities for South African companies. By establishing their presence in this country, South African companies would be able to access other markets in the West African region and Africa at large.” According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Benin’s domestic economy revolves around subsistence agriculture, which accounts for 35.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) and is the main source of income for over half of the population. Cotton is the main commercial crop, accounting for about 45% of the country’s foreign-exchange earnings. The hydroelectric potential of the Mono River, which forms Benin’s border with Togo, is being developed, with the construction of dams for power generation and irrigation. Mineral reserves, notably of marble, iron, and phosphate, have not been fully exploited, which also presents an opportunity for investment, the DTI said. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Inside the Pentagon Restructuring ahead of Schedule Democrats Criticize Use of DOD

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Many of the organizational changes within DOD stemming from the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics office into two smaller organizations should be in place by the end of the first quarter of 2019, one year ahead of schedule, Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, told Defense News. “I believe those last critical slots — a lot of [deputy assistant secretary of defense] slots, a few director slots — will all be filled by March of ’19. We’re excited to get going on the work,” Lord said. Under the restructuring, the individual components that now make up the office of the assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for energy, installations and environment will be shifted to a newly created ASD for sustainment. … A group of senior Democrats have asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to reject a request from the Department of Homeland Security to allocate $450 million in military construction funds to construct a new border barrier system along a 31-mile section of the Barry M. Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona. “It is utterly irresponsible and appalling that President Trump wants to take away funding for military readiness and infrastructure in order to spend it on his border wall,” Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.), ranking member on House Armed Services, said Thursday in a statement. DOD intends to reinforce an estimated 31 miles of fencing “with an additional 30-foot barrier that includes an all-weather patrol road, and vehicle and pedestrian access gates, enhancements which have proven successful along other parts of the southern border,” a Pentagon spokesman said, reported Stars and Stripes.DoD photo by EJ Hersomlast_img read more