UPDATED: Kinrade, KHL Medvescak Zagreb must take long road at Spengler Cup

first_imgKHL Medvescak Zagreb now meets HC Salavat Yulaev Ufa in quarterfinal action at the 2015 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzlerland after dropping a 1-0 decision to the host club Sunday in round robin action.The winner of the Monday contest advances to the semi final round.Kinrade, KHL Medvescak Zagreb drop 3-1 decision to Team Canada at Spengler CupTeam Canada scored twice in the first period to defeat KHL Medvescak Zagreb 3-1 in Spengler Cup action Saturday in Davos, Switzerland.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade plays defence for KHL Medvescak Zagreb.Bud Holloway, Stefano Giliati and Alexandre Giroux scored to give Team Canada a 3-0 lead after two periods.Pascal Pelletier scored the lone goal for KHL Medvescak Zagreb.KHL Medvescak Zagreb plays host HC Davos Sunday in the final round robin game. HC Davos opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over Team Canada.Kinrade’s squad needs to win to advance to the playoff round in the tournament.Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade back at Spengler CupNelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade is back playing at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland.However, the six-foot, 195-pound Nelson Leafs product is not playing on Team Canada this time around.The smooth skating defenceman is anchoring the blueline for Medvescak Zagreb’s Bears. Kinrade, 28, signed this fall with Medvescak of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League after three seasons with SC Bern of the Swiss Nationaliga. This will be Zagreb’s Bears’ first time taking part in this tournament.First round opponents include Swiss A-leaguers and last year’s Cup winners HC Geneve-Servette and Team Canada, a team comprised heavily of Canadian players who play in Europe.On the other side of the draw is the KHL’s Salavat Yulaev from Ufa, Finland’s Jokerit Helsinki  and home team HC Davos.For Kinrade, this is the third time playing in the Spengler Cup — the first two for Team Canada.During his inaugural stint, Kinrade was part of the 2012 Spengler Cup Championship team.The former Kootenay International Junior Hockey League rearguard with the Nelson Leafs was one of the unsung defenders called upon by Hockey Canada due to a shortage of Canadian defencemen playing in Europe at that time.The team was bolstered by a huge NHL contingent of Jason Spezza, Patrice Bergeron, John Tavares, Tyler Seguin, Jonathan Bernier, Carlo Colaiacovo, Devan Dubnyk, Sam Gagner, Matt Duchene, Cam Barker and Captain Canada Ryan Smyth. The players were available due to the NHL lockout.Kinrade has enjoyed an illustrious career playing in Europe after spending two seasons in the American Hockey League with the Ottawa Senators farm team, Binghamton Sens, winning the Calder Cup in 2011.After graduating from college hockey at Michigan Tech, Kinrade played ten games with the Norfolk Admirals after signing a free agent contract and made his NHL debut on April 9, 2009 for Tampa against the Washington Capitals.The Spengler Cup is an international hockey tournament with a long tradition since 1923.Along with the Stanley Cup is the oldest championship in the world. The Cup is played for every year in Davos, Switzerland, in the time between Christmas and New Year. It is organized by A-leaguers Davos, and 2014 will see its 88th edition. Only teams that are invited can take part, and six teams fight for the trophy.Throughout all of the years of the Spengler Cup, which got its name from doctor Carl Spengler, numerous clubs from around the world have taken part, and the most wins go to the home team: Davos-15, followed b y Team Canada-12.Kinrade’s Zagreb’s Bears play the loser between HC Davos and Team Canada Saturday before meeting the winner Sunday.The top teams advance to the semi finals Tuesday with the final set New Years Eve.For more information check out the Spengler Cup website.last_img read more

La Salle sends UE to 0-6, spoils Pasaol’s 49-point explosion

first_imgDAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Manganti in the right place at right time to save the Falcons Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Pasaol’s career game, the most in 15 years after now National University head coach Jeff Napa scored 43 in 2002, wasn’t enough for UE as La Salle big men Ben Mbala and Abu Tratter also produced career-highs.Mbala broke his personal record for the third time this season finishing with 39 points to go along 15 rebounds while Tratter put up 24 points with 10 boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLa Salle, however, didn’t cruise to the victory as UE outscored the defending champion 25-6 in the final four minutes.“For the first 36 minutes of the game, we played really good except for the last four minutes,” said assistant coach Miggy Solitaria. “I think there was the factor that we were up by 25 and the team kind of relaxed after that. Fortunately we got the win.” Mark Olayon was able to cut the deficit to seven, 104-97, after driving the lane for the layup at the 37-second mark.Tratter responded with a tip-in with around 13 seconds left in the game to stop UE’s comeback and give La Salle a 106-98 lead.Philip Manalang ad Olayon also finished in double digits for UE with 14 and 13 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle extended University of the East’s misery in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament with a 106-100 win Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers improved to 5-1 to stay at the second seed as they overcame Alvin Pasaol’s 49-point showing for the Red Warriors, who dropped to 0-6 and tied University of Santo Tomas at the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Ricci Rivero joins UP Maroons

first_imgPH’s Romero Duno outpoints Mexican foe in lightweight bout China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls UP has been a major player in recruitment the past couple years, having attracted big names like Nigerian import Bright Akhuetie and NCAA juniors MVP Will Gozum.Rivero will serve his one-year residency first before being allowed to suit up for UP in the UAAP and his addition certainly makes the Fighting Maroons a legitimate championship contender.“I am thankful that the University of the Philippines has offered me a chance to continue chasing my dreams, and I am honored to announce that I have accepted their invitation to join the UP Fighting Maroons.”The feeling is mutual with the UP community embracing the 20-year-old with open arms.UP President Danilo Concepcion, members of the UP Maroons, alumni and students welcomed Rivero to UP along with longtime Maroons supporters Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Pato Gregorio, and Jonvic Remulla.ADVERTISEMENT “[The addition of Rivero] is consistent with the University’s pursuit of excellence in all fields of endeavor,” said Concepcion.The arrival of Rivero, one of the best young talents in the country, also comes with big expectations and high hopes.“The UAAP men’s basketball crown has eluded us for over thirty years, and we believe this development brings us a step closer to ending this title drought,” said NowheretogobutUP Foundation Chairperson Agaton Uvero.Rivero officially left La Salle in April, saying it was “time to move forward” after a controversial start to the year. Ricci Rivero joins the UP Maroons. Photo from his Twitter account.Former De La Salle University star Ricci Rivero has transferred to University of the Philippines.Rivero, who was forced to leave La Salle after the school cited that the versatile swingman violated university policies regarding endorsement deals, announced his move to Diliman Friday on his Twitter account.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “When you’re down, there’s nowhere to go but UP!  DILIMAN here I come!” Rivero said in his tweet.In a statement, Rivero said his family, friends and Gilas teammates played a part in him opting to be a Fighting Maroon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“They told me that UP Maroons fans were crazy about the team and were there for them, win or lose. I saw that, too, when I played against them,” said Rivero.“UP students and alumni were so loud you didn’t know if they were up by ten or if their opponents were up by ten,” Rivero added in Filipino. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Ngafuan Wants ‘Full-scale Forensic Audit’

first_imgForeign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, has instructed the Internal Audit Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct a full-scale forensic audit and investigation to ascertain the nature, scale, amount and probable participants to a fraud relating to the management of a capacity-building project fund under the Department of International Cooperation & Economic Integration of the Ministry.The Internal Audit Section, comprising auditors from the Internal Audit Agency (IAA), is expected to present the report not later than Monday, August 10.According to a Foreign Ministry release, the commission of the forensic audit was prompted by the abrupt and unannounced departure from the country of Mr. Augustine Nah Nyanplu, Senior Desk Officer & Project Manager, after vendors issued checks against the project account at the Afriland Bank alerted the Ministry to difficulties in cashing their checks due to insufficiency of funds.The Ministry has therefore contacted the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to assist in apprehending Mr. Nyanplu, who is currently believed to be on the run in the United States.Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been duly apprised of the unfolding developments as the Internal Audit Section of the Ministry conducts the investigation, which report will form the basis for a subsequent full-scale investigation by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Tax Compliance Remains A Challenge’

first_imgThe Regional Administration Advisor of the African Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC), Madam Faith Mazani, has disclosed that tax compliance in Africa, especially countries including Ghana, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia and Cape Verde, remains a challenge to revenue administrators.She said AFRITAC is primarily engaged in tax administration and building capacities of administrators in the revenue sector, but told reporters in an interview on October 24 in Monrovia that tax compliance in these countries is very low.Madam Mazani said unlike developed countries where tax compliance is voluntarily done, it is difficult for the African region and will require the political will of governments in these countries to ensure companies pay their taxes.She made the comment at the beginning of a two-week capacity building workshop for tax administrators from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the Gambia and Liberia at a resort in Monrovia.Highlighting some expectations from the workshop, Madam Mazani said tax administrators have been using the traditional style to analyze data. The traditional style, according to the AFRITAC Regional Administration Adviser, involves working with paper documents without computer knowledge.She said it is for this reason that AFRITAC in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is conducting the ‘training of trainers’ workshop in order to build tax administrators’ capacities to do their work using technology.She said with this training, the capacities of participants will be built to enable them to train their revenue staff to collective lawful revenues in their respective countries.Also speaking at the opening of the workshop, the Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, noted that having competent auditors with integrity will break the stronghold of tax payers who continue to remain unscrupulous.She recalled that when the LRA began operation on July 1, 2014, the administrators concentrated on transforming and implementing their agenda in consonance with their administrative obligations.Commissioner Tamba said, “The African continent and our region are irreversibly on a smarter path to ensure the acquisition of the requisite competency to tackle mispricing, underpricing, smuggling, illicit flows, transfer pricing, among others.”She added that sustainable development depends on revenue administrators; and therefore, they must work based on best practice. She further indicated that “this will save our respective countries from revenue skirmishes.”She urged participants and facilitators to come up with recommendations that will help facilitate honest revenue collection in their respective countries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NPSS Grizzlies Senior Rugby starts for the season

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Our Senior Rugby teams had their season openers on Wednesday against St. Joe’s. The Girls were up first. Not only was this their first game of the season, but for many of the girls, it was their first ever game of rugby.The Grizzlies were a bit shaky off the whistle but got more comfortable as the game progressed. The game ended with a final score of 36-15. It was an all-around excellent effort from all of the girls, with standout performances from Maddison Holloway, Emily Mavin and Taylor Forester. Tries were scored by Emily Mavin, Taylor Forester, Maddison Holloway, Hailey Gillard, Makena Sowers and Michelle Kalkman.The Grizzlies play at home at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday this week against Sexsmith.The boys started strong against Grande Prairie rivals St Joe’s. By the half, the score was tied at 12. The Grizzlies took the lead after the half, but couldn’t hold it. Running out of gas, the final score was 34-17 in favour of St. Joe’s. Rookie Caleb Mohninger had a standout performance with excellent runs, solid tackles and an all-around great effort.The Grizzlies are looking forward to building on their performance this week as they take on Dawson Creek in exhibition play at home, Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Good luck Grizzlies!- Advertisement –last_img read more

Bruins score technical knockout

first_imgThe craziness of UCLA’s five-point trip down court, which was made possible only because Shipp missed his first two shots, added mostly zest to an already intense game. Shipp grabbed the miss of his second shot and put in the third chance, getting fouled by Nick Young in the process to tie the game, 52-52. To cap off the play, USC senior guard Lodrick Stewart slammed the ball down and received a technical foul. Arron Afflalo made the two technical free throws, Shipp sank his free throw and suddenly the Bruins had a 55-52 lead with 4:25 to play. And the craziness didn’t end there. UCLA built its lead to 59-54 in the final minute and had the ball, looking to take more time off the clock. As Darren Collison dribbled near the mid-court line, backup center Alfred Aboya was being chased around the court by USC’s defenders. RouSean Cromwell, who was trying to foul the poor foul-shooting Aboya, eventually grabbed him by the back of the jersey and was called for an intentional foul. UCLA got two free throws (Aboya made one) and the ball back. Collison led UCLA with 17 points. Arron Afflalo made 3 of 11 field goals, his worst showing of the season, but went 9 of 10 from the free-throw line to finish with 16 points. LOS ANGELES – Never did a pair of missed shots work out so well for UCLA. Bruins wing Josh Shipp missed two close-range shots, but turned his third-chance bucket into an unfathomable five-point play in the latter part of the second half. The play gave the Bruins their first lead, triggered a 9-2 run and lifted No. 2 UCLA to a 70-65 victory against No. 19 USC on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA (21-2, 10-2 Pac 10) won its 18th consecutive home game and increased its lead in the conference to 11/2 games over second-place Washington State. USC (18-7, 8-4) is two games back. center_img Nick Young paced USC with 20 points and Gabe Pruitt scored 16. The Bruins trimmed a 10-point deficit to 30-29 at the half, then spent the first 10 minutes after the break trying to stay close as Young and Stewart hit key baskets while the Trojans extended their lead to 38-31. UCLA again trimmed USC’s lead to a point, this time 40-39 on Luc Richard Mbah a Moute’s steal and lay-in with 12:17 remaining. The Bruins then had a chance to take their first lead of the night, but Collison was called for a palming violation before hitting a runner in the lane, which did not count. Afflalo missed six of his first seven shots from the field and had three points in the first 31 minutes. Then, he used a screen for an open 3-point shot in the left corner against USC’s 2-3 zone to pull UCLA into a 46-46 tie with 8:44 to play and punctuated it with a fist pump. It was the first time the game was tied since 2-2. The Bruins pride themselves on defense, but proceeded to play very little of it as the Trojans opened a 20-10 lead six minutes in. USC scored via the mid-range jumper, a pair of 3-pointers and on a few chippies. brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Study: Rain may trigger quakes

first_imgThe team reached its conclusion after sifting through five years of earthquake data from a network of sensors in the Himalaya Mountains. The mountains are a geologically active region, and meteorologically active as well – during the rainy season each summer, monsoons shower them with 10 times as much precipitation as Southern California receives all year, Avouac said. That rain – or at higher altitudes, snow – trickles into the ground or is sucked up by vegetation, weighing down the Earth. Though the researchers are still uncertain how the saturated soil causes new quakes to form, their data strongly showed that six months later, the ground would shiver with about 40 percent more earthquakes. Rain also is likely to have an effect on the number of Southern California temblors, Avouac said, but a significantly smaller one because the region is so dry. The increased number of quakes could be the result of shifting pressures on the Earth as water is absorbed and later flows elsewhere, the researchers predicted, or of its ability to lubricate faults miles below the surface. “Earthquakes do seem to be very sensitive to the changes of stress,” said Ross Stein, a United States Geological Survey geologist. The tug of the sun and the moon on the Earth’s crust, even the filling of reservoirs with water, can trigger earthquakes. Still, he said, it was “a big leap” that rain might cause an increase in quakes six months later. But even if the theory was flawed, he said, the data was a very important contribution. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – April showers bring May flowers, but can they bring earthquakes, too? An international team of scientists believes they have found evidence that monsoon rains in the Himalayas nearly double the number of earthquakes there. “The effect of rainfall on stresses in the crust is probably quite small, but it is enough to have a dramatic effect on seismicity,” said Jean-Philippe Avouac, a Caltech geologist who was part of the study. Though Avouac and his colleagues are not the first to draw a connection between rain and the quaking Earth, “there is no example where the effect is so dramatic,” he said of previous studies. last_img read more

Texas notes: Longhorns stay in for practice

first_imgCARSON – Strong winds and pounding rain drove Texas indoors for its practice at Home Depot Center on Monday morning. The Longhorns held a normal practice in the center’s velodrome, a building considered among the nation’s premier venues for cycling. “We were able to go inside and get all of preparation that we would have normally got on a Thursday done today,” Texas head coach Mack Brown said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Blaylock said the team’s practices at Carson have been productive and noted the team remains loose heading into Wednesday’s game. “It’s been really up-tempo,” Blaylock said. “We’re having a good time, getting a lot done.” The Longhorns practiced outside in the rain all week before last season’s Rose Bowl. But they didn’t have to contend with strong winds any of those days. Save the date: Jan. 4 might be a lucky date for Brown. His mother, who plans to attend Wednesday’s Rose Bowl, will celebrate her birthday the day of the game. Brown declined to say how old she will be. “Oh, I can’t go there,” he said with a chuckle. “Saying how old mother is will get me … shot.” The practice consisted mainly of a walk-through and mimicked the type of practice the Longhorns have two days before all regular-season games. Texas usually practices outside, but occasionally does move them indoors in Austin. “We practice inside sometimes in Austin when there’s (inclement) weather,” offensive lineman Justin Blaylock said. “It was no different than a typical Thursday practice for us. We got the same things accomplished that we always do. So it’s not like we lost anything going inside.” center_img No comparison: Offensive lineman Jonathan Scott has heard a few barbs from Trojans fans this week. But he contends the USC faithful have nothing on the fan base of Red River rival Oklahoma. “They’re loud, crazy, and some of them are very ignorant,” Scott said of Sooners fans. “One time (in Norman, Okla.), a very old, at least 70-year-old woman and her grandson kept flipping us the bird.” Here comes the rain again: So much for sunny Southern California. Texas has played in Southern California bowls the past three seasons, and each time it has rained some time during the week leading up to the game. “I know there’s a song that says it never rains in Southern California,” Scott said. “But it looks like it alwaysrains in Southern California.” The Longhorns played in the Rose Bowl last season and the Holiday Bowl in 2003. Walter Hammerwold, (626) 962-8811, ext. 2151 walter.hammerwold@sgvn.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgALAS, another year of the City of Derry Jazz Festival has come and gone. And what a show it was…with Van Morrison et all wooing huge crowds.Stars of the festival included our very own Errigal Groove Orchestra.Click to hear and see Donegal’s finest in action!  DDTV: ERRIGAL GROOVE ORCHESTRA ON SHOW AT DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL was last modified: May 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: ERRIGAL GROOVE ORCHESTRA ON SHOW AT DERRY JAZZ FESTIVALlast_img read more