Telenor Norway wants to lead the way in 5G

first_imgHomeMWC18 Articles Telenor Norway wants to lead the way in 5G Telenor Norway CEO Berit Svendsen believes the country can be a leader in 5G, given its success with 4G and its “highly tech savvy” population.Speaking to Mobile World Daily, she said “Telenor has the fastest 4G network in the fastest 4G country in the world. Given our modest – but highly tech savvy – population and our challenging topography, that is an achievement we are quite proud of. We intend to keep the ‘leader jersey’ in 5G, as we believe it is key to help digitise Norwegian society and our customers even further.”She said Norwegian operators have invested heavily into 4G up until now, and need to capitalise on those investments before committing to rolling out 5G.Svendsen also spoke about the importance of finding businesses cases unique for 5G which cannot be achieved by 4G.“4G performs extremely well, and we believe many of the so-called 5G use cases can be managed by 4G. Use cases which really require 5G and have a positive business case will emerge, and we are using our 5G pilot to explore this together with our customers.”“In the early days, the 5G network will naturally have limited area coverage, thus we need to focus on solving local customer problems where 5G can create real value,” she added. Saleha Riaz Previous ArticleHuawei tackles MNO automation challengeNext ArticleBuild better services to compete with OTTs Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 FEB 2018 Berit SvendsenTelenor Norway Tags last_img read more

From Trump to Oprah, speakers offer parting advice to grads

first_img In Mexico, women inmates find education chance amid pandemic Some schools say Box Tops revenue is down one year after its app goes live Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Recommended Author: AP BOSTON (AP) Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston.Those are a few of the speakers who have taken the stage at college graduation ceremonies this month to share their wisdom, joining a wide range of others in entertainment, politics, business and journalism. In their efforts to inspire the Class of 2017, they’ve elicited both laughter and tears and, in some cases, jeers.Rock group Bon Jovi drew a chorus of cheers when it played a surprise set for graduates at New Jersey’s Fairleigh Dickinson University last week. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, meanwhile, was nearly shouted down by students during her speech at the historically black Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.Colleges have different approaches when it comes to picking speakers, which helps explain the wide range of figures at the podium. Some leave it entirely to administrators. Others gather input from students. Many compete for marquee speakers who will dazzle the audience and inspire alumni to become donors, all while avoiding controversy.“They want somebody high-profile who will impress the students, alumni and the parents,” said Michael Frick, CEO of, a booking agency based in California whose clients include some colleges. “They don’t want to take away from the students’ moment or the commencement, but they do want publicity.”While their words of wisdom haven’t changed much over the years, speakers now come from a broader range of fields, Frick said. Someone who has given a popular TED Talk can now land an invitation to speak at graduation. And celebrities, once seen as gimmicky speakers, are now heavily recruited by colleges.A sampling of this year’s speakers and their messages:The entertainers Funnyman Will Ferrell gave a candid speech at the University of Southern California, where he once studied sports information and jokingly described it as , “a program so difficult, so arduous that they discontinued the major eight years after I left.”He told graduates about his own fears as he jumped into a comedy career that led him to “Saturday Night Live” and Hollywood. “Yes, I was afraid. You’re never not afraid. I was afraid to write this speech, and now I’m realizing how many people are watching me right now, and it’s scary,” he said. He added that “My fear of failure never approached in magnitude my fear of ‘what if?’ What if I never tried at all?”For graduates who hadn’t figured out their plans yet, he offered some comfort: “That’s the same chair that I sat in. Enjoy the process of your search without succumbing to the pressure of the result. Trust your gut. Keep throwing darts at the dart board. Don’t listen to the critics, and you will figure it out.”Then he sang an oddly sweet 90 seconds of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”Arnold Schwarzenegger told graduates of the University of Houston not to believe the myth that he’s a self-made man: “I didn’t make it this far on my own,” the former bodybuilder, actor and California governor said. “To accept that credit or that mantle would discount every single person who has helped me to get here today.”He added that “as soon as you understand that you are here because of a lot of help, then you also understand that now is time to help others. That’s what this is all about – you’ve got to help others. Don’t just think about yourself.”Oprah Winfrey told graduates at Smith College to live with purpose, saying that was the key to her long-running daytime talk show.“I made a clear intention to use every show to inform, to encourage, to inspire, to uplift and entertain at the same time,” she said. “I decided that the notion of intention – knowing why you want to do something, not just doing it but understanding the why behind the doing – could also change the paradigm for every show.”Winfrey added that if students listen to others and “make it your intention to serve through your life with purpose, you will have a blessed life.”PoliticiansThe U.S. president is traditionally the nation’s most sought-after speaker. This year, Trump spoke at Liberty University in Virginia and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, where he blasted his critics and offered a lesson to cadets.“Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history – and I say this with great surety – has been treated worse or more unfairly,” he said. “You can’t let them get you down. You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams. I guess that’s why we won.”He added some advice: “Adversity makes you stronger. Don’t give in. Don’t back down. And never stop doing what you know is right. Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy. And the more righteous your right, the more opposition that you will face.”At other colleges, some elected officials took shots at Trump. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, called on graduates of Boston’s Wheelock College to help improve a political landscape she called “ugly and frustrating.”Warren took a jab at Trump’s claims about the crowd size at his inauguration ceremony, saying that “according to the official White House crowd counters, there are over 14 million people here today and I want to thank you all.” She added that the famed left-field wall at Boston’s Fenway Park is “the only wall I would like to see in this country.”Unlike Trump, who told cadets that America is “becoming very, very prosperous again,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders warned students that “we live in a pivotal and dangerous moment in American history, and nobody knows what the future will bring us.”Sanders, an independent, warned graduates at Vermont’s Johnson State College that the rich are getting richer at the expense of the middle class, and that the world’s future is in the hands of today’s college graduates.“If there was ever a time in history for a generation to be bold and to think big, to stand up and to fight back, now is that time,” he said.Business leadersHoward Schultz, executive chairman of Starbucks, told students at Arizona State University that he’s living proof of the American dream. He described growing up in poverty before building a company with more than 26,000 stores.“But today, you may question the strength of that dream and the promise of America. That’s fair,” he said. “My generation has not made it easy for you. Our political leaders on both sides of the aisle have not acted with enough courage, nor honesty, in addressing the long-term challenges we face.”Still, Schultz said he’s optimistic about America’s future.“Your generation can bring people together like no other,” he said. “You can innovate, create and lead. Your generation will transform our economy and create millions of new jobs. You will develop cleaner energy. You will make it so racism only exists in history books.”At Virginia Tech, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg talked about resiliency, invoking both the school’s response to a mass shooting in 2007, and her own response to the unexpected death of her husband in 2015.“Two years ago, if someone had told me that I would lose the love of my life and become more grateful, I would have never have believed them. But that’s what happened. Because today I am more grateful now than I ever was before – for my family and especially my children. For my friends. For my work. For life itself.”Her advice to students: “As you leave this beautiful campus and set out into the world, build resilience in yourselves. When tragedy or disappointment strikes, know that deep inside you, you have the ability to get through anything. I promise you do. As the saying goes, we are more vulnerable than we ever thought, but we are stronger than we ever imagined.”Journalists Frick, of, said well-known journalists have always been popular picks for commencement speakers. “They have two things going for them,” he said. “They’re famous – people know them, they’re on TV all the time – but they’re also seen as being intellectually more rigorous than an actor.”Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, told graduates of Boston’s Northeastern University to combat the “assault on the truth” by some world leaders.“To all of you: Be the generation that changes this toxic brew of polarization and partisanship that we’re drowning in and that threatens to destroy our civilizations and our democracies and our societies. Bad things do happen when good people do nothing, so let us all be good people determined to do something.”Amanpour, who has covered major conflicts around the world, added that students shouldn’t fear compromise.“What has moved me the most over all the years of reporting from deadly and dark corners and conflict zones is the bright light of compromise, forgiveness, empathy, compassion even between the bitterest of enemies. Watching them overcome and even become partners if not friends has been deeply meaningful for me,” she said.At Bucknell University in central Pennsylvania, CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria defended the value of a liberal-arts education but criticized student protests at college campuses that have derailed speeches by controversial figures.“This strikes me as fundamentally illiberal, if not un-American,” he said, adding that “freedom of speech, freedom of thought is not freedom for people we like, for warm, fuzzy ideas that you find comfortable. It is for ideas that you find offensive. Not just wrong, but offensive.”Zakaria has faced criticism in recent years and was briefly suspended by CNN and Time magazine in 2012 over allegations of plagiarism. He didn’t mention his troubles in the speech, instead focusing on narrow-mindedness on both sides of the political spectrum.“There is, we all know, a kind of anti-intellectualism on the right these days, the denial of facts, of reason, of science, but there is also an anti-intellectualism on the left, an attitude of self-righteousness that says we are so pure, we are so morally superior we cannot bear to hear an idea that we don’t like or disagree with,” he said. “There is no such idea, there is no idea that is beyond the pale. Everything should be within the arena and should be worth contesting.” Published: May 25, 2017 5:06 AM EDT From Trump to Oprah, speakers offer parting advice to grads SHARElast_img read more

Arena Football League

first_img Arena Football League It won’t be Nike. I’m expecting to see at least one Wisconsin/Nebraska deal. Chawls 35,627 posts Location:St. Louis SportsLogos.Net Members 0 Share this post Share on other sites All Activity Link to post Location:Torrance, California Share on other sites MJWalker45 Members 0 7,146 Favourite Logos:”Tradition and simplicity; there’s a fine line between the two. You can’t manufacture tradition but you can empathize simplicity.” – John Viola By dblackrolltide, October 3, 2012 in Sports Logo News There will be a new uniform and apparel supplier. We are going to see some major changes as I’m sure the new supplier will upgrade in product, but I have a feeling they will use it as a design playground. Link to post 3,147 Why do you think that? dblackrolltide 4,078 Share on other sites MJWalker45 26 posts 0 Share this post It won’t be Nike. I’m expecting to see at least one Wisconsin/Nebraska deal.Ok for those of us who dont have secret decoder rings (that is those who dont live state side and dont know what that means) could some elaborate just a bit so I have some kinda clue what that means? Thanks9erssteve Share this post Link to post It won’t be Nike. I’m expecting to see at least one Wisconsin/Nebraska deal.Ugh… no longer excited, now preparing for the worst. Terrible. All Activity 1,782 26 posts Members Share on other sites 0 7,535 posts 0 Share on other sites 4,356 Share on other sites Posted October 3, 2012 4,356 11 gosioux76 Man, I’d REALLY like to see what Nike could do with the Arena League. Share on other sites Share on other sites 4,078 3,147 dblackrolltide Recommended Posts Lights Out Arena Football League Members Moderators Lights Out Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Share this post Link to post Lights Out 4,356 Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo cmbuk Share on other sites dblackrolltide 1,149 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐍 Share this post Members 296 posts 0 9erssteve It won’t be Nike. I’m expecting to see at least one Wisconsin/Nebraska deal.Well, I think that line there about sums it up. Posted October 4, 2012 Share this post Followers 0 Forums Home Share on other sites 26 posts Lights Out 26,359 posts Board Man + Young Trece Members Posted October 4, 2012 0 Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo dblackrolltide Share this post Do you has the five bucks? This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post kpbl_design Posted October 3, 2012 It will be Adidas. Members 11 Share this post Link to post Location:New Orleans Share on other sites 0 Share this post Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Go To Topic Listing Members mcrosby 0 Members mcrosby Posted October 4, 2012 Location:New Orleans Members Posted October 3, 2012 Members 1,381 posts 0 Link to post Forums Home Location:San Antonio, Texas LMU 4,078 9erssteve Members Nike and Adidas typically look at growth markets in which to invest, and the AFL hardly fits that description. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Under Armour take a crack at it. They’re younger, smaller, and more inclined to take risky bets like this. Short of that, outside of Russell — the league’s current outfitter — and that unknown brand making uniforms for the UFL, I don’t know who else would be player. Sports Logos Location:Back to Back division titles! First time since 78-79 (!!) 7,146 It won’t be Nike. I’m expecting to see at least one Wisconsin/Nebraska deal.Zubaz helmets? Zubaz helmets 0 0 Posted October 3, 2012 4,356 22,252 posts Sign in to follow this   26,933 posts 5 Knowing how this league is going, I wouldn’t be surprised if all uniforms were ordered from the Eastbay catalog. gosioux76 Link to post 5 5 Posted October 4, 2012 Board Man + Young Trece 0 5,026 5,026 Posted October 3, 2012 Share on other sites 0 cmbuk 10 4,034 posts Location:Columbus, OH 293 posts Followers 0 Who is taking over as supplier?Man, I’d REALLY like to see what Nike could do with the Arena League.Nike already had the afl contract, thought most unis were actually very subtle 2018 NFC West Champs! blah Sports Logos 1,782 4,356 1 rams80 0 Location:New Orleans rams80 3,965 posts 0 0 Posted October 4, 2012 Link to post Posted October 4, 2012 Share this post Link to post 5,026 Link to post 0 Share this post 7,146 Share this post dblackrolltide 0 0 Link to post Link to post 0 Sports Logo News 0 dblackrolltide SportsLogos.Net 1,149 Chawls Adidas outfitted Wisconsin and Nebraska as Scrabble tiles for their latest “unrivaled” game. 4,356 Posted October 4, 2012 Sign in to follow this   10 Posted October 3, 2012 There will be a new uniform and apparel supplier. We are going to see some major changes as I’m sure the new supplier will upgrade in product, but I have a feeling they will use it as a design playground.As long as they use more than three designs I’ll be happy. And if it’s Nike or Adidas it will still be an improvement. 1,782 Share this post LMU Members 1,149 Location:New Orleans metro area Posted October 3, 2012 kpbl_design Arena Football League 11 Share on other sites 10 3,147 Location:Wisconsin Sports Logo News 26,359 postslast_img read more

The Pens: Week2Week, Vol.2

first_imgPittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14), center Evgeni Malkin (71) and Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) celebrate the winning goal in front of San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins defeated the Sharks 3-2. (Fred Vuich/Associated Press)A look at the Pittsburgh Penguins, their 50th season, and some history of Pittsburgh hockey. Hall-of-fame goalie, Les Binkley (who had a stint in the broadcast booth during the Ducks game with Paul Steigerwald on the 15th) recorded his 10th shut out on this day (Oct. 17th) in 1970.  But hall-of-fame goalie Bernie Parent for the Philadelphia Flyers (another expansion team) had one as well, as the game ended in a 0-0 tie.But that was then and this is now.October 17thThe Colorado Avalanche came to town for game three of the Pens’ first home stand of their 50th season. There were plenty of scoring opportunities for both teams in the first period, especially for Pittsburgh.  But first it was the Avs.Just 90 seconds into the game, first line centerman Nathan MacKinnon of Colorado came in on Fleury from the left circle using defenseman Olli Maatta as a screen.  Fleury made a left pad save.  The rebound went into the right circle and MacKinnon, fighting off Maatta, managed to get another shot on Fleury, who made that save too.Two minutes later, the Avs had a three-man rush when Pens’ defenseman Kris Letang stole the puck from Avs’ winger Matt Duchene and started a fast transition into the Avs’ zone, with Letang getting off a shot that was rebounded right to Evgeni Malkin in the slot.  Goaltender Calvin Pickard made both saves.At six minutes in, the Pens had a three on two with center Matt Cullen and left wing Chris Kunitz both getting quality chances on Pickard, who made both stops.With 12:34 left in the period, right wing Patric Hornqvist, playing on the first line with Malkin and second year winger, Scott Wilson (who led the Pens in the pre-season with the most goals) came in on Pickard, who made the save.  But Malkin was high-sticked on the play and there was no call.Coach Mike Sullivan complained and worked the refs for that make up call, which he got when Colorado’s Nakita Zadorov took a cross checking penalty, and the Pens had a power play.  The Pens wasted no time in scoring as right winger Phil Kessel skated into the left circle and shot it off his back foot, a familiar move, scoring at 8:57. Then center Matt Cullen scored 36 seconds later to make it 2-0.When the Avs’ Carl Soderberg was called for tripping, the Pens went on their second power play. But Nick Bonino was called for the same at 14:32 and that evened it up to a four on four.  Fleury made some solid saves during that four on four, including one on first line winger Gabe Landeskog, after a Carl Hagelin giveaway.After the Avs’ penalty had expired, the ensuing five on four had become a five on three, after Chris Kunitz was called for hooking.  Coach Sullivan was incensed.  But before Bonino could return from the sin bin to make it a five on four, Jerome Iginla, the ex-Pen (a Pen so briefly two years ago, he barely had time for a cup of coffee) had been stopped by Fleury. Iginla wasted no time getting the puck back to the net scoring from between the circles and through four bodies to make it 2-1.Defenseman Patrick Wiercioch scored on a wicked slap shot from just inside the blue line to tie it at 2-2 with 2:10 left. And it would have been 3-2 Avs had not Fleury made a big save on Landeskog at the goal mouth with 90 seconds left.A few minutes into the second period, Fleury made key saves on right wing Rene Bourque in front of the net and two long slappers from blue liner Francois Beauchemin, one off the chest and one in the glove, and then two more from Bourque and Iginla.  Pickard made some key saves as well on Letang, Hornqvist and Malkin just five minutes into the second period.With 11 minutes left in the second, Andreas Martinsen kicked the puck into the net with his right instep, which was quickly disallowed.  For the next several minutes, the Pens spent a lot of time in the Colorado zone, working hard, passing and grinding, until Nick Bonino drew a penalty on Patrick Wiercioch for holding.  In the ensuing power play, a rebound from a Malkin shot went into the neutral zone and the Avs went the other way short-handed until the speed of Kris Letang enabled him to get back in the play and break it up, which then allowed Malkin to feed Phil Kessel coming back into the Avs zone and wrist it into Pickard’s glove.Late in the period, 37-year old Chris Kunitz and former teammate, 39-year old Jerome Iginla, decided to scrap.  It wasn’t much but the fans loved seeing these two old warriors of the NHL going at it.  After that, Joe Colborne of Colorado split the Pens’ defense and came in all alone on Fleury, but the buzzer rang just as he was teeing it up.  It was 2-2 after two.Things were appearing good for the Pens in the third.  Just three minutes in, Avs’ Rene Bourque was called for hooking Pens’ fourth line winger Tom Kuhnhackl and the Pens went on another power play.  But Avs center Nathan MacKinnon came back short- handed, rang one off the left post and Phil Kessel took a hooking penalty, negating the power play. Then Chris Kunitz was called for high-sticking and all of a sudden, a Pens’ power play became a four on three Colorado power play…soon to be a five on three when Rene Bourque returned from the box.Coach Sullivan has been vehement about his players staying out of the box when someone is already in the box, creating these five on three situations for this team.  Already the Avs had a five on three goal.In that configuration, Fleury stopped Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie from the top of the slot, then flopped on his back to stop a scrum shot, until Matt Cullen cleared the puck.  Barrie again had the puck and Fleury stopped him again, as other Avs scrambled in front of the net, peppering Fleury, until he dove out into the paint to grab the puck.  The crowd gave Fleury a standing “O” and every teammate on the ice came to Fleury with a head slap.At 12:53 left in the third, Malkin skated through the Avs’ crease behind goalie Pickard who was stopping another shot that came from just inside the blue line from Phil Kessel.  Avs’ defenseman Fedor Tyutin tripped over Pickard’s skate and both went down.  The puck drifted out to Pickard’s right, Malkin turned and fired, and the Pens had a 3-2 lead.  Pickard immediately skated over to the officials claiming goaltender interference.  This resulted in a coach’s challenge from Avs’ head coach, Jared Bednar.  Indeed, Malkin’s stick made contact with Pickard’s glove as Malkin glided through the crease before Pickard and Tyutin collided.  The goal was disallowed and the game remained tied.With 11:26 left, Colorado’s Joe Colborne was called for high-sticking on Chris Kunitz.  Defenseman Trevor Daley scored on a rocket shot from inside the blue line.  Pickard never saw the puck due to the speed of Daley’s shot and bodies in front of him.  The Pens reclaimed that disappearing lead.Malkin took a tripping penalty with 6:50 left in the third and Landeskog scored from the right circle just 18 seconds in, and all of a sudden it was tied 3-3.  And the period ended that way with the Pens facing overtime for the second time in three games.  Overtime and its three on three format allows for much more ice to make plays and this OT was no exception.  Just 22 seconds in overtime, Landeskog scored again to win it for Colorado..Fleury was 9-3 with a 1.89 GAA lifetime against Colorado but it wasn’t enough tonight, giving the Pens their first loss.  Next up… a short trip to Montreal.Tuesday, October 18thAs we look back at 50 years of hockey and that first season in 1967, we see the aging star, the first star for this new franchise… Andy Bathgate… score for the newly christened Pittsburgh Penguins, the teams’ first hat trick against the Minnesota North Stars (now the Dallas Stars), also an expansion team–today, October 18, 1967.The Pens went on the road for the first time this season to face the Montreal Canadians and their former coach in Michel Therrien, who coached the Pens in 2008, taking them to a third Stanley Cup final, and losing to the Detroit Red Wings.  He then subsequently was fired in March of ’09, to make way for Dan Bylsma, who took the Pens back to their forth finals and won it over those same Red Wings for Cup # 3.But that was then and this is now.There was great pomp and circumstance pre-game as Montreal (the Mecca of all hockey in the world) had their home opener.  With a huge steel drum pounding on the ice, the Habs (short for Les Habitant…early farmers in Quebec) introduced legendary former coach and now a Canadian politician, Jacque Demers, who was wheelchair bound after a stroke.  Coach Therrien pushed the wheelchair to the edge of the ice.  Demers passed a torch from the side boards to Habs’ captain Max Pacioretty.  Then an eight-piece brass band played both anthems.  It was a huge moment for the Habs’ fans, players, coaches and brass.  And of course, Montreal is the hometown of Mario Lemeiux.The action started early with Montreal centerman Alex Galchenyuk having a quality scoring chance just 16 seconds in, which missed the net when Fleury miss handled the puck, only to have captain and centerman Max Pacioretty score seven seconds later at the :23 mark.Just one minute in, the Pens’ Wilson, Malkin and Hornqvist scrambled at the Canadian net but couldn’t score.  The Habs’ goalie, Al Montoya, who was filling in for the veteran goaltender Cary Price (who got a standing ovation during the pre-game fanfare.) made the stops.  Wingers Chris Kunitz and Conor Sheary came in on Montoya at the four minute mark but the Habs’ goalie came up big.  The Pens had seven shots in just the first four minutes.  An interesting note on Chris Kunitz…he leads the league in hits at 37 years old.Bryan Rust returned to the line-up for his first game of the season after an undisclosed injury throughout the summer.  The speedy Rust was a hero in last years’ Cup win as a rookie.At six and a half minutes in, winger Scott Wilson had his doorstep shot go through the paint behind Montoya, passing Malkin up at the other side of the net.At 9:52 in, Max Pacioretty took a holding call, only to see the Habs have a short-handed chance for Arturi Lehkonen from one foot out.  Fleury made the save but the Pens wasted the power play opportunity.  At 6:18 left in the period, Phil Kessel found himself behind the Habs’ net and fed both defensemen Justin Schultz and winger Nick Bonino.  Schultz took the pass and shot but Montoya was up to the task. Then center Matt Cullen had a front door opportunity when Montoya got confused in handling the puck but stopped Cullen anyway.  The Pens were getting bang-bang opportunities throughout the period.Center Tomas Plekanec rang one off the Pens’ left goalpost at the 15-minute mark and Fleury stopped right wing Alexander Radulov twice and center Galchenyuk as well.  With 3:24 left in the first period, defenseman Alexei Emelin fed centerman Andrew Shaw, who was robbed by Fleury with a toe save at the left post.At 1:25 left, Radulov was busted for interference on winger Phil Kessel.  The shortened power play had scoring chances but nothing developed, nor did some short-handed chances for the Habs.In the second period, both teams traded chances early on with pucks going through the paint, until Habs’ right wing Brendan Gallagher, from a Max Pacioretty feed, was stopped by a Fleury glove save five minutes in.  Then Montoya made a stop on Phil Kessel on the front door step from a puck that bounced off the end boards.  Nearing the mid-point of the period, Radulov went off for sticking Conor Sheary in the eye.  The Pens had a four-minute power play.  However, Nick Bonino used his hand on the face off… a penalty, and once again, the Pens’ power play is negated to a four on four, an all too common theme so far this year.The Pens did little on the four on four and when Bonino returned from the box, the Pens had part two of the four minute minor to Radulov.  In that, Fleury made a spectacular stacked pad save on left wing Paul Byrons’ short-handed attempt.  At the end of the power play, Scott Wilson missed a close range attempt after splitting the Montreal defense by lifting his puck over the defensemen’s sticks and then knocking it down to the ice so he could get the shot off….something very Sidney Crosby like.But seconds later, the Habs center David Desharnais scored point blank from a behind the net feed from Andrew Shaw.  The Pens’ defense was nowhere to be found.  Seconds later, Max Pacioretty had the same chance but Fleury was there with a left pad save.With six minutes left in the period, the Habs went on their first power play as defenseman Kris Letang went into the box for holding. The Habs wasted the opportunity. Montreal center Brian Flynn was called for high-sticking in the last two minutes of the period, but on the face-off, Evgeni Malkin was called for hooking. It mattered not, the Canadians led 2-0 after two.  There was no question that the Pens squandered opportunities in this game.Things stated to unravel in the third.  Just seconds in, Pens’ defenseman Justin Schultz took a tripping penalty.  Fleury was subsequently peppered with shots but was up to the task until fourth line center Eric Fehr took a boarding call and yet again, the Pens had to fend off another five on three.  But Habs’ defenseman Shea Weber quickly took a tripping penalty on Pens’ defenseman Ian Cole and the Montreal power play was reduced to four on three. Then Max Pacioretty tripped Ian Cole and the teams now skated at three on three.  Pacioretty hurt his leg on the play and had to be helped off the ice.On the ensuing play, Habs’ center Tomas Plekanec came in alone on Fleury and missed the net but Kris Letang was called for slashing.  With thee Pens in the box, and since there is no such thing as a three on two power play, the last penalty would be extended.  So the three on three continued for another two minutes.  Fehr’s penalty ended and the Pens had a brief four on three.  When Weber returned to the ice, it became a brief four on four.Are you keeping up with this?  It continues.When Radulov, who was serving the penalty for the injured Pacioretty, returned from the sin bin, the Habs had a five on four power play…yes a five on four.  Radulov rushed the net and as the penalty ended, the puck went in.  Right wing Brendan Gallagher collided with Fleury, with some assistance from Pens’ defenseman Brian Dumoulin.  Fleury lost his stick and the puck went in.  Pens’ coach Mike Sullivan challenged the play based on goalie interference.  The play was reviewed.  The call stood.  It was 3-0 Montreal.With 12:20 left, the Pens’ were called for too many men on the ice.  Montreal had chances but did not capitalize.  Around the seven-minute mark, the Habs mounted some offense.  Fleury had to stop the Habs’ Emelin and others until Deshamais poked it in to make it 4-0. Habs’ goalie Montoya stopped defenseman Trevor Daley from in front of the net a couple minutes later.  Then Montreal took a delay of game penalty, giving the Pens their seventh power play but it was all too late for the Pens.  With 34 shots and 0-7 on the power play, the Penguins went away quietly.  Not only did they lose the game, they lost Kris Letang to injury.Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Scott Wilson (23) celebrates his first goal of the season with the help of defenseman Trevor Daley (6) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)Thursday, October 20th.They’re baaaack…. budda… budda… budda…..buddabuddabudda…buh buh buuuuuh!Ok,…this is not the proper forum to make sound effects.  They just don’t translate.  But if you’re aware of the Pens schedule, you’ll get that the San Jose Sharks are back in town.  Yes, those same Sharks that were here in June.  The last time they were here, they spoiled the party…you know, the 20,000 plus street party to raise The Cup downtown, uptown, crosstown.  So the Pens went to California to clinch The Cup instead.Looking back at 50 years of Pens’ hockey, that first season in 1967, the Penguin roster had 20 Canadians and one lone American.  In fact, according to, the league was made up of 302 Canadians and 6 Americans in 1967.  302 to 6.  Holy Mackerel Andy!But that was then and this is now.  Today this Penguin roster has 10 Canadians, 10 Americans, plus two Swedes, a Fin, a Russian and a German.And this roster (still without Sidney Crosby) started the game against San Jose with defenseman Kris Letang and forward Conor Sheary out with injuries. That made room for defenseman Derrick Pouliot and forward Bryan Rust.  Rust was the speedy winger who soared in the playoffs last year.The Sharks brought former Penguin defenseman Paul Martin to town along with heavyweight skaters Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton and Captain Joe Pavelski.The Pens had a nice chance just 90 seconds in with third line center Matt Cullen missing to the left of the net.  He had another sweet chance four and a half minutes in, stopped by goalie Martin Jones after a rebound.  The first period showed very little scoring chances. Both teams had a total of 16 shots…only six for the Pens.The first penalty of the game was called on defensemen Brenden Dillon of the Sharks for high sticking at 13:14.  That Pens’ power play proved fruitless.  The Pens themselves were penalized at 18:20.  Ian Cole was called for interference.  That didn’t sit well with coach Mike Sullivan, but what penalty does?  Fleury made a nice save with :38 left on Thornton and the period ended with little fanfare.Kris Kunitz started the second period with a tripping penalty at :56.  The Pens killed it but a Fleury rebound gave way to a goal by Tomas Hertl at 5:01 of the second.  Mike Sullivan discussed the goal for several minutes with officials before play resumed.  The Sharks were up 1-0.  The Pens continue to give up the first goal of the game.The Pens drew a penalty when left wing Mikkel Boedker was busted for holding at 8:04.  The Pens had another power play.  They did very little with it.  Their shots were either stopped, blocked or missed outright.  At the mid-point of the game, the Pens had a measly seven shots on goal.  The Sharks had 23.With 7:12 left in the second, the Pens went on their third power play after defenseman David Schlemko went off for slashing.  Finally…the Pens did something positive.  They scored on a Phil Kessel goal after a rebound save on Patric Hornqvist.  The game was tied 1-1.  Or was it?  The officials gathered, conferred and concurred that Horqvist interfered with goalie Martin Jones and the game was no longer tied.After the penalty, Fleury made a great toe save after an initial save on winger Joel Ward.  But with 3:45 left, Patrick Marleau scored on a nifty give-and-go with Logan Couture. It was 2-0 San Jose at the end of two.  The Penguins had only 10 shots in two periods.  The Pens were now in danger of going on a three-game losing streak early in the season.In the third period, Malkin was called for tripping four minutes in.  Left wing Carl Hagelin had a short-handed opportunity on Jones but the puck wandered off his blade as he attempted a cross ice pass.  But after the penalty expired, Malkin scored on Jones on a turning shot off of a high in the air deflection.  The Pens were on the board and Malkin displayed some high emotion on the celebration, as if to say “I told you so.”At the nine-minute mark, winger Scott Wilson scored the tying goal, much to the delight of some 17,000 fans who had sat through two torturous periods.  The crowd erupted when Paul Martin of the Sharks was called for delay of game at 10:17.   And it being Martin, the ex-Pen, and not always a popular Pen at that, just made the power play that much sweeter.  The Penguins had chances, plenty of them, including a scrum inside the net with Hornqvist and four Sharks…but no goal.The Sharks came back into the Pens’ zone and Fleury made a great glove save, only to have the puck lay in the blue paint, which was cleared by Justin Schultz.  Things were heating up now, The Avs were called for slashing and the Pens went on power play number five.  Jones was peppered again and again, making stops on Kunitz and Rust.  Then Patric Horqvist snuck it in past Jones to take the lead.  The game had turned around drastically. Malkins’ goal early in the period sparked the Pens and the crowd.After losing the Stanley Cup to the Pens, the Sharks must have come looking for redemption, and maybe they thought they found it after two periods.  If so, they were mistaken.  Fleury shut the door in the third period and the crowd responded with “The Chant.”San Jose pulled Jones from the net with two minutes left.  Center Nick Bonino missed an empty net twice.  It didn’t matter though.  The Pens won 3-2 and avoided that third loss, and stand at 3-2 for the early season.  The crowd left in stitches.Saturday, October 22nd.A couple years ago, the Pens made a shocking trade.  The highly productive, highly popular, highly gritty James Neal, who came from the Dallas Stars a few years before, was traded to the Nashville Predators for the aging 35-year old center Matt Cullen and winger Patric Hornqvist, the 230th pick overall in the 2005 draft.  At the time, the trade raised eyebrows.  Who could have known that these two would contribute so much to the Pens winning Cup #4 last June?  I guess GM Jim Rutherford did.And it was the passionate play of Horqvist who had the game winner in the come-from-behind win over the Sharks of San Jose, whom were just itching to beat the Pens, who had beaten them for the Cup last year.In that game against the Sharks, the Pens lost both Olli Maatta and newly activated Derrick Pouliot on defense.  The Pens played with four defensemen for half of that game, none of them being Kris Letang, who left the Montreal game with an injury.  Defensemen Daley, Schultz, Cole and Dumoulin all logged over 21 minutes each of ice time to preserve the win over the Sharks.  Mike Sullivan called them warriors.And on this day in 1992, Coach Bob Johnson, who won the Pens’ very first Stanley Cup (and would have won more had he not died of a brain tumor just a few months later), former Pens’ player and eventual head coach, Rick Kehoe, and right wing Jean Pronovost, who was on the Penguins roster in their second year…all were inducted into the Penguins’ hall of fame.But that was then and this is now.The Nashville Predators have several ex-Pens on their roster.  In some cases that might be advantage Preds.  But just 52 seconds in, the Pens had a two on zero, with Horqvist feeding winger Scott Wilson, beating Preds’ goaltender Juuse Saros, who was replacing veteran Pekka Rinne.  And just like that it was 1-0 Pens…a rare first goal.  A couple minutes later, winger Phil Kessel was all alone in on Saros who made the save.  Then defenseman Trevor Daley took a delay of game penalty, shooting the puck over the glass.The Preds have, to this point in the season, 10 goals, eight of them on the power play.  That’s bad news for any team taking penalties.  The Preds made it nine of 11 when left wing Viktor Arvidsson scored from in front of the net after Matt Cullen blocked a PK Subban shot from the left circle.  It was tied 1-1.Then Olli Maatta gave the puck away in the Pens’ zone and Austin Watson came in alone on Fleury, who made a glove save to keep it at 1-1.  With 10:51 left in the period, left wing Tom Sestito was called for interference.  Pens’ coach Mike Sullivan was screaming at the refs, telling them the Preds had seven men on the ice during the delayed penalty call on Sestito.  The Pens survive the power play.With 50 seconds left in the period, Fleury tripped center Mike Ribeiro who was skating around the net.  Hornqvist served the penalty.  The silver lining was that this power play would be interrupted by intermission.  No damage done.In the first two minutes of the second period, the Preds had a defensive lapse that let Malkin, Kessel and Maatta all have scoring chances.  At 2:26 in, Kevin Fiala came in from the left circle and put it past Fleury.  It’s now 2-1 Nashville.At 3:47 into the period, Horqvist, from behind the Nashville net, fed center Nick Bonino who was eight feet from the goal mouth.  Saros made a glove save.  With 11:48 left in the period, left wing Colin Wilson and center Calle Jamkrok came boring down on Fleury who made a great sliding save on Jamkrok.  But the Preds scored their third goal two minutes later on a wrister from Jamkrok.  3-1 Nashville.This team, the Nashville Predators, had lost three games in a row, had played the night before, had a roster decimated by food poisoning, and were without captain Mike Fisher (ex-Pen) and star goalie Pekka Rinne.  They certainly didn’t look depleted.  Seconds later, left wing Kevin Fiala scored again on a Fleury rebound from a shot by left wing Filip Forsberg playing the right wing.  4-1 Nashville.  The Pens now face four unanswered goals.  Would coach Mike Sullivan bring in back-up goaltender Mike Condon, filling in for the injured Matt Murray?The Preds took a hooking penalty with 3:58 left in period two.  Saros made multiple saves during the power play, the first one for the Pens…on Hornqvist and Kessel and Daley.  The power play was over.  And with 36 seconds left, Preds’ center Mike Ribeiro fed winger Viktor Arvidsson with a cross ice pass that was plunked in by Arvidsson for his second tally of the game.  5-1 Nashville.Surely now Mike Condon would make an appearance in the third. Not that the issue is necessarily with Fleury but there were just too many opportunities for Nashville to get behind the Pens’ defense.Indeed, the third period started with Mike Condon in goal.  In the first minute of play, Malkin and Hornqvist had a two on one and failed to launch a shot.  At four minutes in, Preds’ defenseman Yannick Weber was called for playing with a broken stick.  Condon had the opportunity to get some work in.  He made numerous saves including a short-handed attempt by the Preds’ on this Penguin power play.Kunitz had a doorstep chance at the nine-minute mark when he took a slap pass from Olli Maatta but goalie Saros was there.  In fact, Saros stood tall on everything the Pens shot at him in the third period which wasn’t a whole lot except for Trevor Daleys’ golden chance from 10 feet at the 11-minute mark, which missed the net.  The Pens went quietly as Predator goalie Juuse Saros got his first NHL win.last_img read more

A hardy career

first_imgBy NICOLE WILLIAMS MANY long-term Pakenham residents could remember the growth and change of the Hardy’s business throughout the years….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

One person dead after crash on Route WW in Columbia

first_imgUPDATE: One person has died after a crash on Route WW.According to Columbia Police, Eunice McCaleb, 79, was driving west on Route WW just before Hominy Creek Bridge. She crossed the center line into the eastbound lanes, colliding head-on with a car driven by Wendy Garcia-Raygoza, 24.After the initial impact, McCaleb was hit by Jared Ingalls, 31, who was driving a third car.McCaleb and Garcia-Raygoza were taken to the hospital, where Garcia-Raygoza was pronounced dead.McCaleb had serious injuries, while Ingalls had none. Both were wearing seat belts. Garcia-Raygoza was not.Icy roads are believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash.ORIGINAL STORY: One person is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash on Keene Street Thursday morning around 8:00.According to Assistant Chief Brad Fraizer, there were two people injured. The person with life-threatening injuries was taken to the hospital with assistance from fire department personnel.Highway WW was blocked while emergency personnel worked the crash.last_img read more

ZTE comes out with revised version of Blade S6

first_imgAfter recently launching the Blade S6, ZTE has now come out with a new variant of the device, which is being called Blade S6 Lux. Presently, the device will only be available in the Chinese market.A report in a Chinese daily has claimed that the handset is priced at CNY 1,999(roughly Rs 19,800). Any news of a global launch of the device is not yet known.The phone boasts a 5.5-inch full HD display, which has been sourced from JDI. It will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a massive 3,000mAh battery.As far as processing power is concerned, the phone packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 CPU, working in tandem with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.The device also sports a 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, 4G LTE,  Micro-USB are offered as connectivity options.last_img read more

Chris Robshaw says Harlequins ‘in a better place’ without Marland Yarde

first_img Support The Guardian “I am disappointed in him,” said Robshaw, fully supportive of the decision of John Kingston, the Quins director of rugby, to dispense with Yarde’s services. “Marland’s run out of lives and we’ll be in a better place for it. It’s a massive shame because he’s a talented player but John has made a great stance. As a club we’re going to be in a better place now.”Robshaw’s withering verdict will make it extremely hard for Eddie Jones to recall Yarde to the international fold even if England’s injury problems on the wings fail to ease. When a respected player like Robshaw openly describes a team‑mate as a negative influence at club level, it would seem a significant period of rehabilitation will be needed before Yarde can expect a Test recall.It is understood Yarde missed three Harlequins training sessions this season without offering a satisfactory excuse. In August he failed to report for training 24 hours before the squad were scheduled to leave for a pre-season training camp in Germany, claiming he had overslept after taking some sleeping pills. He was subsequently told not to attend the camp in Herzogenaurach and then also missed a routine midweek session.When he failed to turn up for the captain’s run before the Champions Cup fixture against Wasps – which Quins lost 41-10 – and could not be contacted by phone, the club’s patience snapped. “Every decision I make is with the intention of doing the right thing for Harlequins, and that’s the way it will always be,” Kingston said.Yarde, who began his career with London Irish and scored 18 tries in 62 appearances for Quins, will now be looking to make a fresh start in Manchester. “He is a very exciting player and he will very much suit our attacking style of play,” said Steve Diamond, the Sale director of rugby. “He’s still very young with his best years ahead of him.” Sale Reuse this content Share on Twitter Topics Rugby union … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Read more England’s Jonny May to miss Argentina Test with hamstring injurycenter_img Chris Robshaw news Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Chris Robshaw has criticised the behaviour of his erstwhile Harlequins team-mate Marland Yarde, saying his club will be better off without the wing, who has signed for Sale after being shown the door at The Stoop for repeatedly missing training.The former England captain, normally among the game’s most diplomatic men, made little effort to disguise his feelings about Yarde’s conduct after it was confirmed the 25-year-old, capped 13 times, has signed a three-year deal with Sale. Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger England rugby union team Harlequins Since you’re here…last_img read more

10 months agoElias Sorensen ready to leave Newcastle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Elias Sorensen ready to leave Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveElias Sorensen is ready to leave Newcastle United this month.The Dane has rattled in 19 goals for their Under-21 team this season, and is expected to face arch-rivals Sunderland’s senior side in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night. He said: “The goal is to get to the first team at Newcastle. A loan would help me a lot — to come up against bigger and stronger players every week. We [in the U21s] are striving, working our socks off and want to get into the first team.“I am waiting to see what happens in January. If the manager wants me to go on loan, I will go on loan. If he wants me to stay, I will stay.“It is up to the club and the manager, and I trust them. The manager is world class.” last_img read more

Mens Hockey Ohio State plays RPI to a 11 draw despite 57

Ohio State junior forward Dakota Joshua celebrates after scoring his team’s only goal in the second period of the Buckeyes’ 1-1 draw against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Oct. 13. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsDespite overwhelming Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (0-0-1) for the majority of the game, Ohio State (1-1-1) could not pull off the victory as the teams battled to a 1-1 draw Friday night at the Schottenstein Center.Ohio State junior forward Dakota Joshua scored the first goal of the game, but RPI senior defenseman Jaren Wilson tied the game with the game’s final goal later that period.Ohio State outshot the Engineers 57-24, with 26 of those shots coming in the second period. The Buckeyes set a Schottenstein record for most shots in a game and most shots in the second period.“[RPI junior goalie Chase Perry] got to see a lot of shots, so that makes a goalie’s job a lot easier, and it was easy for him to build confidence,” Joshua said. “The shots weren’t the problem, obviously.”The Buckeyes’ struggles on the power play continue as the team is now 0-for-17 with a man advantage this season, a year after finishing with the top power play percentage in the NCAA.“It’s not for a lack of work ethic, sometimes you get some new guys out there on a unit, you try too hard to make a perfect play instead of trying to get pucks on the net,” head coach Steve Rohlik said. “We started to do that more towards the end of our power plays, but it’s just a matter of time and we just have to stay with it.”Both teams were held scoreless in the first period, but there were strong chances on both ends of the ice. Engineers senior defenseman Mike Prapavessis fired a shot towards Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Sean Romeo that was nearly rebounded in by another RPI player, but the Buckeyes found a way to clear the puck out of the zone, avoiding the early deficit. Ohio State led in shots 12-4 after the first period.The Buckeyes put the foot on the gas in the second period, and Joshua rewarded the team by grinding out a goal early in the second. The Buckeyes had a flurry of shots on Perry, and Joshua eventually found the puck in front of the net, and pushed it past Perry for the 1-0 lead with 9:35 remaining in the period.“It wasn’t happening much tonight, so a little bit of luck on my side. But I was able to find a loose puck and got an arm free and I just got lucky and it went in,” Joshua said.RPI answered seven minutes later on a goal from the point by senior defenseman Jared Wilson.  The goal came on a man-up, as Wilson ripped a shot off a feed by junior defenseman Meirs Moore, and a sliding Romeo could not get in position in time to stop the shot from reaching the twine.After two periods, Ohio State led the Engineers in shots 38-8 and in faceoff wins 26-9, but the score remained a 1-1 tie.In the third period, both goaltenders kept their teams tied with some huge saves. Romeo kept the puck out on some big shots by the Engineers with about five minutes to go, but the highlight of the night came from Perry, who stuffed junior forward Mason Jobst with an athletic save with the left pad in the final minute of the third.“Sometimes you just run into a hot goalie and obviously he was hot tonight,” Jobst said. “We have to get more traffic in front and hopefully bang in some rebounds.”Both teams were held scoreless in overtime, but this time Romeo made the big stop, stuffing freshman forward Emil Öhrvall directly in front of the net. Ohio State senior forward Matthew Weis hit a puck off the post with under a minute to go in the overtime frame on a wide-open shot in the slot.Jobst scored the only goal in the shootout on a nifty move to beat Perry, and Romeo would stop all three shooters to give the Buckeyes the moral victory. The game resulted in a tie as shootouts are not counted in the standings for non-conference opponents in collegiate hockey.Ohio State and RPI face off again at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more