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Trackers open season with 1-2 record

first_imgPlaying three games in three days is difficult on any hockey team at any level, and doing it to start your season is even more challenging. The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers began their year with three games over the weekend, and came away with a 1-2 record over that stretch.Friday night the team officially dropped the puck on their season with a game against the Strathcona Warriors. The Trackers opened the scoring in the game, but wound up tied at one after 20 minutes.The Warriors took a 2-1 lead early in the second, but the game was tied once again three and a half minutes later. Late in the second Strathcona took the lead again at 3-2.- Advertisement -The score held through most of the third until the Warriors added a fourth marker with two seconds left in the game.Saturday’s game against the Northeast Panthers resulted in the Trackers getting their first win of the young season. They fell behind early after the Panthers opened the scoring 1:21 into the game, but the Trackers tied things up with 6:20 to go in the opening period.N.E. B.C. took the lead in the second but it was short lived as the Panthers got their second goal of the game to tie things less than two minutes later. The Trackers took a 3-2 lead with 4:09 left in the frame. There was no scoring in the third as they would hold on for the win.Advertisement On Sunday it looked as through the Trackers would be in good shape to come away with a 2-1 record from the weekend, however they ran out of gas as the game against the St. Albert Crusaders neared its conclusion.The Trackers held a 3-1 lead heading into the period, but six goals from St. Albert resulted in a final score of 7-4.Next on the league schedule the team will skate with the Fort McMurray Barons October 17 and 18.last_img read more


A look back at a few notable minority governments in Canadian history

first_imgCanada’s history with minority governments is a colourful one, featuring everything from feuding factions to harmonious collaboration. In fact, some of the country’s most critical legislation was shaped and passed by minority governments.As British Columbia faces the prospect of its first minority government in 65 years, here’s a look back at a few notable examples of minority governments at both the federal and provincial level:OTTAWA 2008In December 2008, fresh off an election victory that established a second consecutive minority government, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper was dealing with a parliamentary revolt over his proposal to end subsidies for political parties.The Liberals and NDP banded together to fight the effort and soon won the temporary support of the Bloc Quebecois. The coalition of the three parties would have been enough to oust Harper and replace him with Liberal Leader Stephane Dion as prime minister.But Harper forestalled the move by asking Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean to prorogue the Commons. In an open letter written before she left her post, Jean reflected on the decision as “a moment in our political history that very likely made the population question our system and how our institutions function.”In the end, Jean granted Harper’s request and, eventually, the coalition fell apart.____SASKATCHEWAN 1999When Premier Roy Romanow called an election in 1999, pundits predicted the veteran politician would cruise to a third majority government.When the ballots were counted, however, Romanow and his party got a shock — they had lost all their previously held rural seats and were one seat short of a majority.Romanow quickly struck a deal with three Liberals to secure their support for his government, a move that did not go without internal criticism at the time.”I’m so mad I could bite the ground,” Saskatchewan Liberal Party president Rod MacDonald fumed, adding he had not been consulted about the deal. ”These guys have completely sold out their constituents.”The arrangement allowed Romanow to stay on as premier until he voluntarily stepped down in 2001.____ONTARIO 1985Newly minted Conservative Leader Frank Miller had little reason to expect problems when he called an election. His party had comfortably ruled the province for more than a decade and internal polling suggested another slim majority was well within the party’s grasp.But on top of attacks on his authority from within his caucus and a power struggle among his staff, Miller faced an upbeat Liberal Leader David Peterson and the New Democrats led by Bob Rae.On election night, Miller’s government secured only four more seats than the Opposition Liberals and Rae soon brokered a deal with Peterson.The accord stated the NDP would agree to support a Liberal government for two years, while the Liberals promised to implement some NDP policies. It prompted one of the most productive legislative sessions in Ontario history.____OTTAWA 1963When Lester Pearson led the Liberals to victory with a minority government, few imagined he would be ushering in a time of unlikely political stability and productivity.Political scientists point to Pearson’s consecutive minority mandates in 1963 and 1965 as times of considerable accomplishment, thanks to close collaborations with the New Democrats.Between the two sessions, Pearson helped bring in medicare, the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Assistance Plan for poorer provinces.He was instrumental in bringing Quebec into the Liberal fold during this time, promoting bilingualism and biculturalism and bringing in the Maple Leaf flag to replace the old Red Ensign.The accomplishments are made more striking by the fact that Pearson, to this day, is tied with Mackenzie King for the narrowest minority government. King in 1921 and Pearson in 1965 each fell three seats shy of a majority.____last_img read more


Dyche frustrated by Arsenal diving

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche has lamented Arsenal’s diving during their 3-1 loss at the Emirates on Saturday.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed his brace in the 48th minute before Ashley Barnes reduced the deficit to give Burnley hopes.But substitute Alex Iwobi made it 3-1, but Dyche was left frustrated and has accused Arsenal of “diving”.“No one wants to see diving in the game,” he told Sky Sports. “There was one with (Granit) Xhaka later in the game and I know he dives as he looks at the ref within a millisecond of going down in the box. I do not want to see that and I do not think anyone else wants to see that.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Ashley Barnes comes out of a tackle and their lad clearly elbows him, but our lad comes out with a booking, which is nearly impossible.“There were two dives in the game and no one got a booking. One of them was already on a booking, so that’s a red card.“I’m alarmed by the amount of diving lately, three last week and two this week. No one [the authorities] wants to touch it.“Our player got two hands in the back today and we are now 60 games without a penalty. They are big moments, important moments.”last_img read more


2018 ChickfilA Military Appreciation Night

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 23, 2018 Updated: 10:43 AM Posted: May 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Wednesday, May 23rd, Chick-fil-A will give away free food for military families and veterans. Any active duty member of the military or retired veteran with a military I.D. or proof of service, along with every one of their immediate family members with them, will receive their choice of a free entrée at any of the 14 Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County between the hours of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Choices include the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Sandwich, eight-count Nuggets or three-count Chick-n-Strips. The event also will include raffles for the opportunity to win prizes, music entertainment and a visit from the “Eat Mor Chikin” Cow.“We would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to those who have honorably served our nation,” said Kyle Steck, military veteran and franchise Operator of Chick-fil-A Santee. “We hope they, along with their families, will join us as we show our appreciation for all they do.”This will be Chick-fil-A’s 11th annual Military Appreciation Night locally. The event began in 2008, when there were only four Chick-fil-A restaurants operating in San Diego.Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County are located in Chula Vista, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Santee, La Mesa, Escondido, National City and in San Diego on Sports Arena Blvd., Camino Ruiz in Mira Mesa, Carmel Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain Ranch, Camino del Sur in 4S Ranch, Scranton Road in Sorrento Valley and Balboa Avenue in Clairemont. For addresses and directions to locate a Chick-fil-A restaurant, please visit www.cfasandiego.com. KUSI Newsroom 2018 Chick-fil-A Military Appreciation Nightlast_img read more


JJ Abrams may inject a little Stephen King horror into Apple TV

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors J.J. Abrams (seen with musician Sara Bareilles) is reportedly producing a Stephen King-adaptation for Apple’s upcoming video streaming service. Michael Short / Getty Images Apple TV Plus is reportedly getting a third J.J. Abrams-produced show, with the latest jumping into Stephen King horror.The Cupertino, California, company ordered an eight-episode adaptation of Lisey’s Story, King’s 2006 horror-romance novel for its upcoming TV streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Apple likely paid a tidy sum for the show, since it reportedly sparked a bidding war involving several companies.Oscar winner Julianne Moore will reportedly star as Lisey Landon, who’s trying to move on two years after her novelist husband’s death. As you’d expect from horror master King, she ends up facing some dark, repressed realities about her husband and has to deal with one of his fans stalking her. 26 Photos • King will apparently write all the episodes, which are being produced by Abrams and his production company Bad Robot. It’ll be executive produced by Moore, King, Abrams and Bad Robot TV boss Ben Stephenson, Hollywood Reporter noted.Neither Apple, Abrams, Moore nor King immediately responded to requests for comment.Star Wars: Episode 9 director Abrams is already involved in two shows that’ll appear on Apple’s streaming service — the Sara Bareilles romantic comedy Little Voice and Jennifer Garner-starring drama My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.First published at 3:26 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:06 a.m. PT: Adds more details. Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Share your voice Apple 0 See All reading • J.J. Abrams may inject a little Stephen King horror into Apple TV Plus Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 CNET editors break down Apple’s TV Plus event Apple Celebrities show off their new series on Apple TV Plus Now playing: Watch this: 6:58 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? TV and Movies Digital Media Internet Services Post a commentlast_img read more


Asia stocks dollar edge lower as markets await Fed Bank of Japan

first_imgAsian shares and the dollar edged lower on Monday as investors awaited central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week that are expected to hold clues to future policy moves.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in early trading, taking its cue from a mixed day on Wall Street on Friday.Markets in Australia were closed for Anzac Day, a public holiday.Japan’s Nikkei stock index shed about 0.5 percent as the yen pulled off its lows. Investors also locked in gains after the index soared to an 11-1/2 week high following a report the Bank of Japan will consider another easing step at its two-day policy review that ends on Wednesday.Bloomberg reported on Friday that the BOJ is considering applying negative rates to its lending programme for financial institutions.But some investors still believe the central bank might opt to hold steady as it assesses the impact of its negative interest rate policy unveiled on Jan. 29. A semi-annual report on the country’s banking system issued on Friday by the central bank said the policy has caused some disruption in fund flows and will hurt financial institutions’ profits for the time being.Underpinning sentiment, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered his government on Sunday to compile an extra budget package to fund reconstruction from recent earthquakes that hit Kumamoto prefecture in southwestern Japan, with an aim to put it into effect by June 1.Against the yen, the dollar slipped about 0.4 percent to 111.41 yen after it earlier rose as high as 111.90, its loftiest peak since April 1.”The wide interest rate differential between the U.S. and Japan make it costly to be long yen without momentum,” Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York, said in a not to clients.”Momentum and trend followers appear heavily represented in the futures market, and they have been caught the wrong way. This may see the tone shift from selling dollar rallies to buy dips,” Chandler said.The euro added about 0.1 percent to $1.1231. Last week the European Central Bank held its policy rates at historic lows as expected.The Fed, which lifted its benchmark overnight interest rate in December for the first time in nearly a decade, meets on Wednesday.Policymakers are expected to hold interest rates steady when they meet this week, but may tweak their description of the economic outlook to reflect more benign conditions, leaving the path open for future rate rises.A Reuters poll showed on Friday showed that economists expect the Fed to stand pat and then deliver a rate hike in June, and follow up with another by the end of this year.Crude oil prices slipped after rising on Friday and notching their third straight week of gains as market sentiment turned more upbeat amid signs a persistent global supply glut may be easing.Brent fell about 0.7 percent to $44.79 a barrel, while U.S. crude shed about 0.9 percent to $43.36.last_img read more


Jadavpur University to collaborate with central research institutes

first_imgKolkata: Jadavpur University has been identified by the union government as the state’s only university and one of the 10 universities in the country to develop synergy between the varsity and centrally funded research institutes.”This will enable us to have access to infrastructure facilities of central research institutes located in and around Kolkata. It will enable us to create opportunities of joint collaborative research with these central institutes and at the same time, we will be able to carry out joint research projects and joint supervision of PhD dissertations by the faculty members of JU and these research institutes,” JU Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to a senior JU official, the university teachers couldn’t avail the excellent infrastructure facilities in the research institutes. “Now, with this distinction, the standard of research will surely get a big boost,” he added.According to a senior official of the varsity, JU is probably the only varsity in eastern India to avail these facilities.The central institutes with whom JU can develop synergy are Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, SN Bose Institute, Bose Institute, Indian Association of Cultivation of Science and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre. The joint faculty council of Science and Technology as well as the executive council of JU have already accepted the Centre’s proposal in principle and have resolved that Boards of Studies will discuss the modalities for implementation of the scheme. The Union ministry has also given the nod to JU to take on board any other experts as desired from universities and national laboratories in proximity.last_img read more