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Chris Higgins continued his solid play on the third line and tallied a goal, his fifth in the last four games. He’s playing extremely well the last 20 games or so. Since a great third line is often the difference in the playoffs, having to play responsibly defensively and chip in with the odd goal here and there, his good play (along with Sammy Pahlsson and the reinvigorated Jannik Hansen) is imperative for the team’s success. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.The Vancouver Canucks completed a late-season five game homestand by winning their seventh consecutive game with a 5-4 shootout win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena. The Canucks remain in first place in the Western Conference, extending their lead over second-place St. Louis to three points, with the Blues holding a game in hand. It was the Canucks’ 50th win of the season.Alex Burrows led the Canucks offensively with two goals, while linemate Henrik Sedin continued his recent torrid pace with another two assists. Dan Hamhuis also added a couple of helpers. Bobby Ryan led the Ducks with a three assist night, with rookie Devante Smith-Pelly also adding two assists.The Canucks spent most of the first two periods chasing the Ducks, as they fell behind 1-0, 2-1, and 4-2, before coming back to tie the game on each occasion. Max Lapierre scored with 1:27 left in the second period to bring the Canucks level for the final time. Vancouver starter Roberto Luongo was pulled after the Ducks scored their fourth goal at 7:03 of the second period, with backup Cory Schneider entering the game to hold the fort while the Canucks pressed Anaheim. The Canucks outshot the Ducks 24-9 after the goalie switch.Although they held a marked edge in shots in the third period and in overtime, the Canucks were not able to solve Anaheim netminder Jonas Hiller to earn the victory before the skills competition. The Canucks scored on all three opportunities in the shootout, with Burrows, Alex Edler, and Lapierre all scoring. Teemu Selanne, playing for perhaps the last time in Vancouver, scored the Ducks’ only shootout goal.Overall, this was a sloppy, poorly played affair. There were numerous mistakes in the defensive zone by both teams, which led to many of the goals scored. In the first two periods, it seemed that every mistake wound up in the back of the offending team’s net. The Canucks were especially poor in their own end. Marc-Andre Gragnani, who had been playing better defensively of late, was horrid, as he was on the ice for three of the four Anaheim goals. He was blatantly caught out of position on two of the goals and was just standing around, watching, on the third. GOALTENDING “CONTROVERSY”Most of the chatter as a result of this game surrounded the goaltending change by coach Alain Vigneault and the crowd’s resulting reaction, as they cheered the move and booed Luongo. Luongo was beaten five-hole on three of the goals, and went down early and left his post on a power play goal by Corey Perry. As noted above, the defense was very bad and these breakdowns left the Ducks with point-blank chances – Luongo didn’t whiff on any of these and realistically they were all difficult, in-close shots to stop. That said, he really didn’t look very good tonight, and the bottom line is that he needs to make a save on one or two of them. He ended up allowing his four goals in 27 minutes on only 15 shots. The numbers don’t lie – he just wasn’t very good tonight. Andrew Ebbett played again tonight on the fourth line with Manny Malhotra and Kassian. I don’t expect he’ll be in the lineup come playoff time either, but clearly these games right now are for Vigneault to get guys into games so they have some legs under them if they are called upon in the playoffs. Gragnani needs only one more game played in order for the Canucks to avoid him becoming a Group 6 (unrestricted) free agent. They have been playing him a lot more than he deserves to achieve this goal. Based on his play, I’d be surprised if we see much of him in the playoffs. Lapierre has played so well on the Sedin line that I’d like to see AV try him on the second line with Kesler and Booth when Daniel comes back. He may be able to provide them some spark. Conversely, the second line continues to struggle and was a combined minus-7 tonight with only one assist. After showing some promise a week ago, Mason Raymond has reverted back to his previous malaise. The forwards had a slightly more unbalanced workload tonight as a result of the 10 minutes of power play time. That said, it’s not really appropriate for the fans to boo him. He’s been on an absolute tear lately and has been standing on his head, and the fans should keep this in mind. When at his best, Luongo is close to unbeatable and is truly an elite NHL goaltender – and lately, for the most part, he’s been at his best.The fan base is punchy primarily as a result of his gaffes in last year’s Stanley Cup Final – and that is understandable. I’ve long contended that you can usually tell, very early, whether or not Luongo’s on his game. After the second goal tonight, I thought it looked like he was a bit off, but didn’t call for him to be pulled because of the fact this game was relatively meaningless. After the fourth goal went in, however, I fully applauded Vigneault’s decision.As it turned out, it was the right decision – the team started to play much better and they were able to tie it before the second intermission. In addition, Luongo was spared falling on his sword even more than he already had. The team generally has the utmost trust in Luongo, and I’m sure he’ll bounce back in his next start.Is there a goaltending controversy? I don’t think so, as I think Luongo has earned the right to get the nod when the playoffs start. That said, when the games really start to matter, I fully believe that Luongo should be kept on a very short leash. As I noted, when he’s good, he’s great – but when he’s bad, he’s really bad. The Canucks can’t afford to have “really bad” Luongo in net in the playoffs, especially when their #2 option is near the top of the league in save percentage and is generally regarded as the best non-starter NHL goaltender. Watch for AV to get a read on Luongo very quickly if he lets in a couple of goals early or in quick succession in the postseason. GAME OBSERVATIONS While the Canucks showed a lot of jam in climbing back into the game tonight, their power play had numerous chances to help out or put them ahead in the third and it was again unable to get the job done, going 0 for 5. The Canucks’ power play has absolutely deserted them. Since the Boston game in early January, the Canucks have played 31 games and are 12 for 82 on the power play, for 14.6%. Those numbers are horrible. Rookie winger Zack Kassian left the game in the second period with an upper-body injury and did not return. Vigneault said after the game that he was “in playoff mode” and only said that he was day to day. The Canucks may have to consider calling someone like Byron Bitz up from Chicago as the playoffs start. The PP is not getting a lot of production out of the first unit, especially lately as Daniel Sedin is out and Ryan Kesler is struggling. The second unit, which consisted tonight of Burrows, Raymond, and either Booth or Higgins looks lost as it doesn’t have a true playmaker. Both units seriously need to start just standing in front of the net and working the puck there, hoping for rebounds and greasy goals. The Ducks have a lot of talent for an 11th place team, and it’s somewhat unbelievable that they are in the predicament they are in. I know that Hiller wasn’t himself (or was out altogether) until after Christmas, but one would think a team with the names this one has would be able to put something together. It’s astounding that Ryan Getzlaf has only 10 goals and 45 assists – he’s a world class player. IF THIS WERE A PLAYOFF GAMEA lazy win, in a shootout, where the team overcame a weaker opponent and needed a shootout to secure the two points. Also, the goaltending was substandard. Unfortunately, if this game were a playoff game, it would have been a loss. Canucks are now 7-4 in the past 11 games since I began assessing them this way. PARTING SHOTSBroadcast Observation of the Night: TSN did the broadcast and I was surprised at how protective they were of Luongo. In my opinion, it’s very important for the media to present an unbiased view, especially on a national broadcaster.Therefore, I was disappointed when respected studio analyst Bob McKenzie defended Luongo in the second intermission and chided the fans for giving him a bad time. Even though the goals Luongo allowed to get past him were prime scoring chances, and it’s arguable as to how much he could have done about them, when you are beaten through the legs three times, you just aren’t at the top of your game. In the post-game scrum, Luongo even admitted as such. For McKenzie to go on about how the fans should cut him slack and not express their displeasure, all the while defending his play on the night, is just wrong.I would have had no problem with McKenzie defending him for his recent play, or what he’s brought to the franchise, or for his pedigree, etc. However, it’s incorrect to turn around and say the goals were completely not his fault. The influence of the broadcaster on the fan base is quite large, if the action on twitter is any indication.Looking ahead: The Canucks play Edmonton and Calgary to finish out the season. They control their own destiny as pertains to finishing first in the conference, as two wins will get them the first seeding and home ice advantage.
It wasn’t that long ago that Patrick Croome was knocking opposing players off their rocker in front of the Nelson Leaf nets during his two years of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Junior B time as a defenceman in the Green and White.With a 6-foot something frame, Croome made it look easy as his physical style of play kept opposing forwards looking for the Leaf defenceman anytime they entered the offensive zone.Two years later, Croome has turned to his cultural roots, joining father Dail and younger brother Liam with the band Daring Greatly to open for Jon Bon Jovi as part of the band Daring Greatly, at the Nevada show of the 2017 This House is Not For Sale tour.The band, selected from thousands of YouTube entries, opened in front of the 12,000-person crowd after wining and online contest.In an interview with CBC’s The Homestretch, Dail said he had been playing music on weekends for years when things didn’t work out in Nashville during his 20s. The boys, Patrick and Liam, were always on stage with their father since they were three and four.In 2015 they decided to give it another go with Daring Greatly, this time with Liam, 20, and Patrick, 22 respectively and after Patrick had complete his Junior B eligibility with the Leafs.The Calgary native, Patrick Croome played 80 games with the Leafs during two seasons, finishing with 33 points.However, ever since Patrick can remember, father Dail treated the kids as equals.”You don’t really feel the pressures most kids would with a parent — ‘Get good marks, do this,'” Patrick said in the CBC interview.”He kind of just gave us some skills and then said, ‘Give’er.’ Left the door kinda open and said, ‘You guys choose.’ Music is what we all kinda gravitated towards.”Croome is just one of the many graduates of the Nelson Leafs who have honed their skills with the hockey club and gone on to achieve a great future.Back on the ice, the Leafs are in Castlegar Thursday for Game five of the best-of-seven Murdoch Semi Final.The series is tied 2-2 with Game six Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Zverev, now under the tutelage of Ivan Lendl, said he is pleased with his overall progress, even if a maiden Grand Slam remains elusive.“I think every year you feel more mature. Every year you spend on tour, you feel kind of different,” he said.“Last year was the first time I kind of broke through to the top 10 and was a top-five player.“It’s always easier to get there — but then staying there is always the tougher part.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Usain Bolt scores 2 goals in first A-League trial start Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The 31-year-old from Serbia is in blistering form, winning Wimbledon, the Cincinnati Masters and US Open in recent months, after having elbow surgery in February.The second seed is desperate to grab injured Rafael Nadal’s year-end number one ranking.Djokovic and Zverev met on clay in the final of the Rome Masters in May last year, the 21-year-old German winning 6-4, 6-3.Djokovic, who endured a turbulent last season with injury and off-court issues, said they were “both different players” now.“I wasn’t — I feel like — playing as well as I’m playing today,” he warned.“But also he has improved a lot and he has established himself as a top player.“It’s going to be definitely a close match.”Touted as a potential future multiple Grand Slam winner, fourth seed Zverev eased past Kyle Edmund to reach his first Shanghai semi-final.The 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 11th-seeded Briton seals Zverev’s place in the season-ending ATP Finals in London next month, which bring together the top eight men.The top four players in the world — Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro — had already qualified for London. Zverev is ranked fifth. Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after winning against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men’s singles quarter-final match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)Roger Federer blazed into the Shanghai Masters semi-finals with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Kei Nishikori as the Swiss great’s title defense belatedly caught fire on Friday.The 20-time Grand Slam champion and top seed will meet 13th seed Borna Coric on Saturday after the Croatian defeated unseeded Australian Matthew Ebden 7-5, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT “I saw Kei was playing extremely aggressive, especially towards the end of the second set,” said the Swiss world number two, who has been content with his form this week despite being pushed to three sets in his other two matches.“I knew I had to step it up too, and I was able to do it, so it’s a good feeling to have, no doubt about it.”– Djokovic wary of Zverev –Djokovic said that he was relishing facing “top player” Zverev after the 14-time Grand Slam champion beat Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7/1), 6-3.Djokovic saved set point in the opener before taking control of the tie break and the second set to dump out the South African seventh seed.ADVERTISEMENT The other semi-final tees up Novak Djokovic against young German star Alexander Zverev, just the second time they will have met.The 37-year-old Federer was forced to battle through the first two matches of his title defence, first to Daniil Medvedev and then Roberto Bautista Agut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut he put Nishikori under the cosh immediately, breaking the eighth seed in the first game of both sets, though the Japanese did well to recover and force a second-set tie break.Federer had to play catch-up in the tie break and said afterwards that he was relieved to avoid another three-setter. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments
YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long and win!***SANTA CLARA — Matt Breida, who leads the NFL in rushing yards and yards per carry, sounded a cautious Friday note when asked about his chances of recovering from a right-knee injury in time to face the Los Angeles Chargers.“It’s going to be a game-time decision. I have to feel comfortable,” the 49ers running back said in advance of Sunday’s game. “I’m not at 100 percent right now.”Breida said he wants to play but …
CCA’s vast catalogue includes recording labels such as AS Entertainment, Godfather (specialising in Nigerian content), Al Records (East and West Africa content) and Soulistic Music, which features top DJs like Black Coffee. “With Africa’s mobile penetration now at approximately 50% of the 1-billion population, MTN sees a huge opportunity in music content being delivered on people’s mobile handsets via our www.mtnplay.com digital content portal.” Christian de Faria, MTN’s senior vice president for innovation, says there is a growing demand for digital content in Africa: “More and more people in Africa and in the developed world are going online for entertainment content,” he said in a statement earlier this month. CCA has a substantial catalogue of African musical content by artists in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya – among others. It also has rights to exclusive video content featuring a host of popular African artists, including Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti and Busi Mhlongo. Growing demand for digital content Vast catalogue of African music “Connect Africa is passionate about music from our continent,” said CCA managing director Antos Stella. “We have always strived to be ahead of the pack when it comes to representing African music, offering our artists and labels a bouquet of services from content to marketing, sponsorship and digital management. Through its deal with CCA, MTN will offer a wide selection of music content, which will be available either as full tracks or caller tunes. He explained that the African consumer, with an estimated spending power of US$1.4-trillion by 2020, has become highly aspirational with a taste for world-class goods and services over the last few years. “We are delighted to work with MTN Play to deliver this content to the rest of Africa.” Pan-African mobile operator MTN has teamed up with Content Connect Africa (CCA), an aggregator and provider of on and off-portal content, to offer a wider variety of African music to its customers across the continent. 23 June 2011 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
A New Jersey state senator has proposed a $5 million “Tiny Home Pilot Program” to create clusters of houses, each no larger than 300 square feet, to provide more housing for the state’s poor.The website NJ.com reported the proposal from Senator Raymond Lesniak, a Union Democrat, would fund the program for three years.The average new house in the U.S. is almost 10 times that size, but Lesniak thinks tiny houses hold promise. “They’re comfortable accommodations, and really provide housing opportunities for lower income families that cost less money than the rents that they’re paying now, and also may be able to take some people off the streets,” he told the website.The proposed pilot program would be managed by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, which would choose towns in three regions of New Jersey. Towns that participated in the program would get extra credits toward their affordable housing obligations, NJ.com said. Little houses get more attentionCompanies like Tumbleweed Tiny House and the website Small House Society have focused more attention on these miniature dwellings, but their owners can’t always get building permits for them.Kent Pipes, the president of a non-profit affordable housing development company, for example, told NJ.com that he has been hoping to build housing with shipping containers ranging in size from 160 to 320 square feet, but has been unable to find a town that would grant a permit because they’re too small. Lesniak’s bill might help solve that problem in New Jersey.The idea of using very small houses to help the homeless has been tried elsewhere.A project for homeless people called Quixote Village in Olympia, Washington, includes 30 houses of 144 square feet each. The cottages have only a sitting/sleeping area, a bathroom and a closet. A laundry, showers and kitchen space are provided in a shared community building.Permit fees, road improvements and site development helped push the cost of that project over $3 million, and the project’s price tag was criticized by a number of GBA readers when the news story was published.
Over at UITM Shah Alam Stadium, the women’s team also scored a morale-boosting 2-1 stunner over host Malaysia.READ: SEA Games: PH team stuns host Malaysia in women’s footballFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPatrice Impelida scored in injury time of the first half for the Malditas before Malaysian Dadree Rofunos equalized in the 51st.But the Malditas refused to share a point with their foes and Camille Rodriguez struck the winning goal in the 73rd for the winning goal before a stunned hometown crowd. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village View comments READ: SEA Games: PH booters score first win, deny Cambodians ‘bonus’That win avenged the Nationals’ 1-0 loss during the recent AFC U-23 in Cambodia.The Philippines men’s side will battle Indonesia on Thursday and that win, according to Maro, would inspire them.“Indonesia is a tough team but we studied their game and we know how to handle them,” said Maro. Women Football Match Between Malaysia vs Philippines at Stadium UiTM Shah Alam on 15 August 2017. Photo by Faeiz Shah | MASOCKUALA LUMPUR—From both ends of this city, Philippine football’s goals rang loud and clear.The men’s and women’s football team scored rousing victories against their respective rivals Tuesday night to begin their Southeast Asian Games stint on a bright note.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: LeBron, Melo, KD clash in star-studded pickup game Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The Malditas, who like their men’s counterparts are hoping for a podium finish, will meet Vietnam on Thursday.The men’s team encountered less resistance.Football match between Cambodia and Philippines at Selayang Stadium during 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 on 15 August 2017. Photo by Dzulfadlil Azim / MASOC“I told them to win the match at 2-0,” said men’s head coach Marlon Maro.He was that specific. And the team responded accordingly.Reymart Cubon came away with go-ahead goal off a corner by Javier Gayoso in the 52nd, before Fil-Japanese Kouichi Belgira converted a free kick in the 81st.ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howe admits Bournemouth defending not good enough for Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits their defending wasn’t good enough for defeat at Manchester United.The hosts, as expected under new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, looked to attack from the off and Howe’s side were powerless to prevent the goal in the 4-1 defeat.Howe said, “It’s a tough day and a disappointing performance.”Defensively we weren’t great, with the ball we weren’t great and that’s a bad mix coming to Old Trafford.”They played in the way we expected but we didn’t with them well, we didn’t defend crosses well and allowed them too much time.”They have players in every position that can hurt you, but we have to learn from this game.”The manager continued, “We’ve been through a tough period, the fixture list has been extremely unkind to us.”We’ve had a real run of successive games and the injury situation is very difficult as we have stretched resources.”Those injuries maybe meant that I had to play a system I wouldn’t have played ideally.”That’s combined with confidence but the main focus for me is that we can control our destiny, we have to change this moment and that’s where the focus lies.”