Now or never for Leafs, game three Friday at NDCC Arena

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt’s time to put up or shut up for the Nelson Leafs.Down two games entering game three of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Semi Final to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, the Leafs can ill-afford to fall into a three-game deficit.“We have to win our two games at home to be successful,” Leaf coach Chris Shaw told The Nelson Daily Thursday.“It’s a make or break situation for us. But we’re pretty confident playing at home where we’ve had a lot of success this season.”That success, however, has been limited against the Hawks. In four games at the NDCC Arena, Beaver Valley has won three.“We got to concentrate on our scoring chances and on our power play,” Shaw confessed. “We had some chances to get back in the game (Wednesday) but our power play let us down.”Shaw said the mood in the Leaf dressing room improved immensely following game one’s meltdown.“The guys feel a lot better than after the first game,” said Shaw. “I thought we played well enough to win in game two.”Nelson played Wednesday’s game without the services of top center Gavin Currie.Shaw did not want to comment on Currie, who spent the past six weeks on the injury list, saying the star forward is “questionable” for Friday.The rookie coach did call out his top players to be better when the puck drops at 7 p.m. Friday.“Our top players need to be our top players,” Shaw insists. “Our forwards six through nine, our younger guys, have been great. We really need our older guys to provide veteran leadership to lead us to victory.”ICE CHIPS: Game four is Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. If necessary, game five is Monday in Fruitvale. . . . Nelson’s top two scorers from the regular season, Colton Schell and Joel Stewart, have yet to register a point in the [email protected]last_img read more

Bombers host hoop tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar

first_imgThe Bombers tip-off the tourney Friday afternoon against Nakusp at 2:15 p.m.Fernie meets Mount Sentinle in Pool B play at 4 p.m. before the Bombers tangle with the Storm at 6:30 p.m. School has resumed and so has the High School Basketball season at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.LVR kick off 2017 by hosting the Bombers Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar.Five teams, Nakusp Cougars, Fernie Falcons, Mount Sentinel Wildcats, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and Osoyoos Rattlers,  join the host Bombers in this annual event.last_img read more

Nike rakes in $3 billion after Colin Kaepernick calls foul on shoe

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Apparently Colin Kaepernick can still throw the home run pass.On Tuesday, it was reported that Kaepernick, the 49ers quarterback-turned-social justice activist, asked Nike to pass on a Fourth of July sneaker because of its objectionable symbolism. Nike acquiesced even though some product had been sent to retailers.According to TMZ Sports, Nike stock shares have since gone up 2 percent, which has goosed the company’s …last_img read more

What happens if the Giants decide not to sell at the trade deadline?

first_imgDENVER — Fast forward to Tuesday, October 1.The Giants have just finished off one of the best second halves in team history and secured one of the National League’s two Wild Card playoff berths.As they prepare to take the field, Madison Bumgarner is warming up in one bullpen. Johnny Cueto is warming up in the other.It’s a potential nightmare scenario for the Giants and up until three weeks ago, facing Bumgarner with the season on the line was wildly unrealistic. It’s long been assumed that …last_img read more

Co-creating a Conversation on Networks for Resilience

first_imgCC0 – https://pixabay.com/photo-2608205/Jessica Beckendorf and I will be facilitating the “Helping Military Families Build Resilience Through Networks” webinar discussion on April 10, 2018. This discussion is the final event in the “Building Networks for Resilience” learning experience which focuses on using elements of the Working Out Loud process, positive psychology, behavioral science and more to build social support networks to improve our resilience.As we prepare for this discussion about how we can use network building concepts in our work, we need your help to create an open, collaborative discussion with real meaning.We believe everyone is a learner and everyone is a teacher. Each of us has the expertise of our own lived experiences, and coming together to share those experiences helps us find patterns that help us identify challenges and create a way forward.With that in mind, we’ve created some spaces we can all use to begin thinking, sharing and creating a discussion that we have a real stake in, making it more meaningful and increasing the likelihood of continuing learning and action.You can start creating right here by answering one or more of the questions below in the comments section of this post. If you’d rather share your answers privately, email us at [email protected] If you want to see and help organize some of what has already been shared, check out our Board on Boardthing.Here are 3 questions to get the conversation started.Are there any elements of Working Out Loud or building networks that you would like to practice more?What questions would you like to ask your colleagues?Are there any parts of the network building process you might encourage you clients to use? If so, which parts?We’ll use your contributions to guide the conversation during the “Helping Military Families Build Resilience Through Networks” webinar and in continuing the conversation around Building Networks for Resilience.Thanks!last_img read more

More Collaboration to Address Waste Management Issues in Region – UN Official

first_imgHead of the United Nations (UN) Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, Vincent Sweeney, says that a more collaborative approach will be taken to address waste management issues in the region.Mr. Sweeney, who was addressing journalists at the end of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) 27th Annual Conference, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St. James, on October 12, said the meeting presented opportunities for more waste management collaborations in the region.“We identified a number of opportunities to address some priorities of the region, including pollution, landfill management and the plastic bag ban. We agreed on a way forward to continue our collaborations and ensure that issues are addressed at the political level, possibly through the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the various CARICOM councils, through meetings with regional environmental ministers and the United Nations,” Mr. Sweeney noted.For her part, Senior Technician at the Belize Solid Waste Management Authority, Lumen Cayetano, said that the disaster waste workshop held on October 9 during the conference, resulted in a “commitment to develop disaster waste management plans (for the region) and the manner in which those plans will be implemented, considering the environmental impact of disaster  waste.”“The fact that it is a special type of waste means its management requires much attention, she emphasised.”Ms. Cayetano also underscored that regional stakeholders shared ideas and experiences, and presented case studies which should aid in the development of disaster waste management strategies.The conference, which was held from October 8 to 12, brought together stakeholders from across the region to address the issues of water and waste as resources in sustainable development.last_img read more