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Lucas Torreira eats energy gel to get him through Arsenal’s win over Manchester United

first_imgLucas Torreira eats energy gel to get him through Arsenal’s win over Manchester United Torreira immediately took the energy gel from Guendouzi (BT Sport)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdvertisementAdvertisementMatteo Guendouzi was brought on as a substitute and the 20-year-old immediately gave an SiS energy gel to Torreira.The Uruguayan quickly consumed the hit of energy before discarding the pack. Comment Matteo Guendouzi brought on the energy gel in the 82nd minute (BT Sport) Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 10:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link20.9kShares Lucas Torreira took an energy gel during Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United (BT Sport)Lucas Torreira needed an energy boost during the latter stages of Arsenal’s win over Manchester United on New Year’s Day.Mikel Arteta secured his first victory since taking charge of the Gunners as first-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis sealed a 2-0 win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.Torreira was Arsenal’s enforcer at the heart of their midfield but the Uruguay international was flagging towards the end of the second half.And with eight minutes remaining, Arsenal took the unusual step of bringing Torreira an energy boost to get him through the rest of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Torreira with the SiS energy gel (BT Sport)Before the incident, Torreira had dropped to the ground and looked as if he was going to be substituted before Alexandre Lacazette was replaced.‘I wouldn’t have been in a rush to take him off,’ said former Arsenal defender Martin Keown during his commentary for BT Sport.‘Torreira’s so important to the team. It’s important he stays on for as long as possible.‘He was used sparingly by [Unai] Emery and Emery didn’t pick him enough for me.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more


Aegon to replace TKPI label with Aegon AM

first_imgThe change was meant to improve both its service provision and its competitive position, it said.Under the new structure, assets under management of Aegon AM will total €339bn.Aegon AM only offers fiduciary advice in the Netherlands, which comprises strategic advice about investment policy as well as the selection of external managers within TKPI’s investment funds, also known as the multi-manager approach.Aegon said its strategic advisory services would be renamed as Aegon AM Fiduciary Services & Investment Solutions, and will be headed by Gerard Moerman.The multi-manager service is to be named Aegon AM Multi-Management and will operate under Coos Luning.Last summer, TKPI had plans to cut back on its back and middle office, including investment administration. It has been confirmed that 22 of the 31 full-time positions at the office are to disappear.TKPI’s staff comprised 110 full-time positions at 2018-end. Dutch insurer Aegon said it would remove the label of its subsidiary TKP Investments and continue the activities of its subsidiary under the existing brand of Aegon Asset Management.An Aegon spokesman, however, said the €31bn Groningen-based asset manager would remain committed to its fiduciary service provision in the Netherlands.He added that there were no plans to move the ficuciary manager to Aegon’s headquarters in The Hague.Aegon explained that the disappearance of the brand TKPI was a consequence of the merger of its European and US operations under Bas NieuweWeme, its new chief executive officer.last_img read more


Coronavirus forced major swing in Aussie attitudes, says survey

first_img Live like a Wallaby: Rugby star selling up MORE: Where to buy a renovator’s delight Bianca McInnes-Ball and with four-year-old triplets, Havana, Harlan and Haven at the RSL Art Union’s next dream home prize of three Broadbeach waterfront villas valued at $4.8 million. Picture: Jerad WilliamsA NEW survey has found that COVID-19 has caused a swing in attitude among Australians that could have long-term effects on the property market. Inside one of three luxury villas that are the prize in the RSL Art Union Draw 377.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago“I think these unusual times have changed our perspective and when we asked our customers, the results showed a shift away from the preference to have their dream house near work. Of course, with this prize you could win a luxury lifestyle plus plenty of space for your extended family to move in next door.”She said they continued to see strong support for the RSL Art Union and veterans throughout the COVID lockdown, “as people embrace the possibility of winning their dream home while supporting an important cause at the same time”. Hottest properties on the mortgagee sales list The RSL Art Union surveyed“We tend to live in our own little bubble,” she said of their life in Mudgeeraba, where they currently live. “We’re lucky where we live as our suburb is super close-knit.”RSL Art Union General Manager, Tracey Bishop was not surprised by the finding that Aussies had changed their perspective when it came to their dream homes post lockdown.center_img For Mrs McInnes-Ball, the newest prize is the ideal dream home.“My idea of a dream home would be to fit all the children in comfortably, have a pool, which they are all so desperate for, and have somewhere that the kids could be for as long as they ever wanted.”“Realistically, setting them up for life,” she said, adding “and somewhere that has enough car spaces, five kids in five years, no idea what I’m going to do when they all get their licences”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The RSL Art Union Draw 377 – three Broadbeach waterfront villas valued at $4.8m – is the dream property that could house three families together.In that spirit, Gold Coast local Bianca McInnes-Ball is among those eyeing off the RSL Art Union’s next dream home prize of three Broadbeach waterfront villas valued at $4.8 million.She counts herself among the lucky ones living close to family.“We are all super close, I am one of five and (husband) Aaron has a brother with five children and our parents are all close as well.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The survey, conducted by RSL Art Union in December and again in May, looked at what makes a “dream home” for Australians. It found that more people valued proximity to work or places they regularly visited (14 per cent), compared with those who wanted to be closer to their family and friends (10 per cent). When the same survey was held in May, 77 per cent valued proximity to family rather than work.last_img read more


Roving Caregivers’ Programme to stage mini showcase in St. Joseph

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 15 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Roving Caregivers’ Programme to stage mini showcase in St. Joseph by: – May 13, 2011 Photo credit: Roving Caregivers’ Programme (RCP) will stage a mini showcase at the St Joseph Government School grounds Sunday.The event is geared at exposing as many persons as possible from St. Joseph and its environs to the advantages to families and their children, birth to three years old, of actively participating in the RCP – an Early Childhood Education Programme.Early Childhood Development Programmes like the Roving Caregivers Programme provide a range of emotional, informational and educational support to families with infants and preschool-age children.The Roving Caregivers’ Programme (RCP) is an informal Early Childhood Education Programme that seeks to reach children birth to three years of age, who do not have access to any formal early childhood education. Early stimulation for children and parenting education for parents form the core of the programme.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


Ouida June Barclay Westerfeld

first_imgOuida June Barclay Westerfeld, 97, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her husband, William Westerfeld; son, Brian Westerfeld; and son-in-law David Abplanalp.Ouida, the daughter of Emerson L. and Clara Ethel Barclay, was born on June 19, 1921.  She grew up in Decatur County, IN before marrying Bill on February 15, 1942.  Together they raised four children, Pamela (David) Abplanalp of Columbus, IN, Barclay Westerfeld (Edie Nelson) of Westcliffe, CO, Brian (Joan) Westerfeld of Batesville, IN and Penni (Jim) Snodgrass of Indianapolis; 8 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.Bill and Ouida were long-time residents of Batesville and then Indianapolis, IN.  Most recently, Ouida has been a resident of Traditions of Reagan Park assisted-living facility.  Ouida had a number of roles and careers in her lifetime, but she relished her life-long calling as a wife, Mother, Granny, and Great Granny.A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday September 29th at New Point Christian Church with visitation proceeding the service from 1:00 to 2:00.  Burial will be at Rossburg Cemetery in Decatur County, IN.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Season’s Hospice & Palliative Care of Indiana, 8350 South Emerson Avenue, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46230 or online at or the charity of the donor’s choice.Meyers Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences read more


The Latest: Beckham presents England shirt to Captain Tom

first_imgThe Lionhearts are an initiative by England’s Football Association to celebrate 23 people who have inspired during the pandemic.Beckham went to the Bedfordshire home of Captain Tom to say thank you to the World War II veteran.Captain Tom was aged 99 in April when he decided to do laps of his backyard garden on his walker until his 100th birthday to fundraise for Britain’s National Health Service. He aimed for 1,000 pounds ($1,200). By his birthday on April 30, he raised nearly 33 million pounds ($42 million).He was knighted in May.Beckham said: “The highlight of my whole career was being made England captain. To have Sir Tom as our captain — it doesn’t get any better than that.” Associated Press ___Parma soccer club has announced that a non-playing member of the team tested positive for the coronavirus.Parma says the person is asymptomatic and is being isolated according to Italian government protocols. The Serie A club adds that every other member of the team tested negative but that the rest of the squad was being kept under observation at its training center.According to the league’s virus protocol, Parma can still play its home game against Bologna in the top tier on Sunday as usual.___ More AP sports: and Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___David Beckham has presented a framed England soccer shirt to Captain Tom Moore, who was named the honorary captain of a special England Lionhearts team.center_img The Latest: Beckham presents England shirt to Captain Tom ___The Houston Astros have canceled their workout after learning that a staff member could have been exposed to a person outside the organization with the coronavirus. It’s the second time this week the Astros have canceled a workout because of concerns about the pandemic. Houston also scrapped its Monday workout because of delays with testing results due to the holiday weekend, as did some other teams around the majors.General manager James Click said they decided to cancel Saturday’s workout as a precaution.“As part of MLB’s testing and reporting plan, we were alerted that a staff member was potentially exposed to a COVID-positive individual outside the organization,” Click said. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have canceled today’s workout. We are working closely with MLB and our team physicians to follow the established testing and cleaning protocols so that we can safely bring our players and staff back to the field as soon as possible.” July 11, 2020last_img read more


No. 4 Syracuse holds off No. 7 Virginia, 12-10, in 1st round of ACC Tournament

first_img Comments Mary Rahal’s eyes scaled near the net as her feet planted at the 25-yard line. The redshirt junior was looking for one of the Syracuse cutters to get free like they had all afternoon. But on that play midway through the first half, no one was open.So Rahal floated a pass to Nicole Levy, who was looking forward – not at Rahal’s pass. The ball hit the turf on Newton Lacrosse Field and after one hop it headed toward UVA goalie Charlie Campbell. Campbell wasn’t looking while the ball passed between her legs and into the net. On Wednesday, even the Orange’s miscues found nylon.For the first 50 minutes of No. 4 Syracuse’s (15-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) first-round matchup in the ACC tournament against No. 7 Virginia (12-6, 3-4), it dominated in every facet. SU’s offense jumped out to nine first-half goals, its defense caused an influx of turnovers and Emily Hawryschuk and Braelie Kempney dominated on the draw. Slowly, the Cavaliers picked up their scoring starting in the second half, but the clock wound before UVA could complete a comeback.“You’re playing a top-10 team, they’re not giving up,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “They’re going to make runs, but we stopped the runs and kept them at bay.”After a sloppy start to the game and two-straight turnovers from the Cavaliers, Sam Swart shuffled left off a handoff from Meghan Tyrrell. With two defenders trailing Syracuse’s leading scorer, Hawryschuk, the junior attack took Swart’s handoff into the middle defenseless. A fake left and swing right gave the Orange their first goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUVA increased its attention to Hawryschuk’s midway through the first half, and on one play, she was triple-teamed off a face dodge. She lifted her stick over the navy blue helmets while backpedaling and found Sierra Cockerville, who was standing alone on the crease, to make it 3-1.Virginia, on the other hand, floated long passes out of the end zone and struggled to scoop ground balls. Off one turnover, Hawryschuk was awarded a free position and faked a shot as the whistle blew. As the defense swarmed in, the junior side-stepped one Cavalier and bulldozed another, causing her to fall onto her back. Seconds later, Hawryschuk found the back of the net.UVA’s errors and consistency from Hawryschuk and Braelie Kempney on the draw helped SU dominate possession, and when the Orange were on offense, defensive miscues extended the lead. Hawryschuk was left wide open after a slide, Rahal caught Campbell looking away from the ball-handler and fouls ensued often after dodges and shooting motions. “I thought we dominated the draws and finished our opportunities on the offense,” Gait said. “It was just everybody clicking together.”Gait slowly clapped after one of UVA’s 10 first-half turnovers. His defense had allowed just two scores in 30 minutes to a team averaging almost 14 goals a game. But in the first four minutes of the second half, Virginia scored on three-straight possessions. It responded with two unassisted goals, but the Cavaliers fired back to keep the lead within four. In the final 10 minutes, Virginia controlled possession but started to force shots. Save-after-save from Goldstock kept the margin sizable, but Virginia slowly cut the lead to 12-9 as the Orange offense went stagnant. “It’s human nature,” Gait said. “We got a little complacent at half time and allowed them to hang around a bit.”With 2:22 left, Sarah Cooper was called for a foul, and UVA had the ball and a player-up advantage. Immediately, it got a free position opportunity. Goldstock swung her stick from one bar of the net to the other. And as the ball came toward the goal, she braced. It hit her hands, cusping onto the stick and rolled toward Ella Simkins. With possession, Syracuse could run out the clock.Despite the late run by Virginia, the Orange move onto the second round of the ACC tournament. They’ll face Boston College, the undefeated, No. 1 team in the nation. “We know they’re an amazing team with great offense talent and a solid defense,” Gait said. “Hopefully Sam Apuzzo won’t light us up for seven again.”But the Golden Eagles closest game of their season came in the Carrier Dome. SU held a five-goal lead until Boston College slowly fought back, eventually winning, 14-12. The rematch will take place on Friday at 5 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, MA. “We gave them a heck of the game the first time,” Gait said. “Hopefully we can give them a better game this time.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on April 24, 2019 at 6:14 pm Contact KJ: | @KJEdelmanlast_img read more


NHL mock draft 2019: Senators, Rangers, Ducks gain stock in post-trade deadline edition

first_img (Getty Images) (Getty Images) 15. Montreal Canadiens: Raphael Lavoie, RW, Halifax (QMJHL)Smart, fast and skilled are three things rarely seen in the same sentence when describing a bigger forward, but Lavoie has all three in spades. He has 71 points in 58 games on a team with five players with 60 points or more, so his ability to both share the puck and the spotlight is something that should not be overlooked. Surprisingly, it’s been over 20 years since the last time Montreal drafted a French-Canadian forward out of the QMJHL.16. Minnesota Wild: Arthur Kaliyev, LW, Hamilton (OHL)A big winger with an elite shot, Kaliyev is a prolific goal scorer who is top 10 in the OHL in goals (47), points (93) and shots (282). The Staten Island native can score from just about anywhere, and he’s been unstoppable despite seeing every team’s best matchup. This will be Minnesota’s second draft under GM Paul Fenton, and it remains to be seen if he continues Fletcher’s trend towards taking American-born players early.MORE: Best No. 1 and 2 overall draft duos in NHL Draft history17. Dallas Stars: Jakob Pelletier, LW, Moncton (QMJHL)A hard-nosed winger who plays bigger than his 5’9 measurement, Pelletier is a highly-skilled forward whose compete level and efforts along the boards make him a pain to play against. His 80 points is the most among the QMJHL’s first-year eligibles, and he’s ninth in overall scoring. The Stars appear to be trending towards a defense-oriented style, and Pelletier’s three-zone efforts likely shortens his path to a full time NHL job.Note: Rangers receive Stars’ pick if Dallas wins two playoff rounds and Mats Zuccarello plays in 50 percent of postseason games18. Vegas Golden Knights: Philip Broberg, D, AIK (Allsvenskan)The loss of prized prospect Erik Brannstrom at the trade deadline left a significant void in the Vegas prospect pool, and it needs to be addressed at the upcoming draft. Broberg may not be as defensively responsible as Brannstrom, but he’s bigger and just as quick and physical. He has the potential to be one of the best defensemen to come out of his class, but only if his uncalculated risks are cut down. NHL mock draft 2019, version 2.01. Colorado Avalanche (via Ottawa): Jack Hughes, C, U.S. U18 (NTDP)The draft’s most electrifying talent has an explosive first step and a dizzying array of moves to compliment his acute hockey sense and vision. Yes, the Avalanche already have a franchise center in Nathan MacKinnon. But a 1-2 punch with Hughes down the middle could one day make Colorado the team to beat in the Western Conference.2. Los Angeles Kings: Kaapo Kakko, RW, TPS Turku (SM-Liiga)A graceful power winger with outstanding puck-protection skills to complement a lethal shot, Kakko can provide the Kings with a desired game-changer from the flanks. With 18 goals in 38 games, Kakko is just three goals away from tying Aleksander Barkov’s SM-Liiga goal-scoring record for under-18 prospects. THE HYPE ABOUT JACK HUGHES U.S. NTDP’s latest star product has the NHL’s attention3. Detroit Red Wings: Matt Boldy, LW, U.S. U18 (NTDP)The player with the highest hockey IQ of any draft-eligible forward also is a powerful skater with a pro-level shot. The Red Wings should be quite familiar with Boldy’s game since he plays in nearby Plymouth. Don’t be surprised if this Boston College-bound winger one day wins a Selke Trophy or two.4. Anaheim Ducks: Dylan Cozens, C, Lethbridge (WHL)A fast and physical forward who can play center or wing, Cozens is a tough 200-foot player to play against. His infectious attitude and obvious love for the game will make him an instant fan favorite in Anaheim, which needs a big center who won’t be afraid to take the puck into traffic and consistently create scoring opportunities.   (Getty Images) (Getty Images) 10. Arizona Coyotes: Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL)One can make a convincing argument that after Jack Hughes, this massive playmaking center is the draft’s best at creating scoring chances. Dach reminds many of a young Joe Thornton, not only for his vision and creativity but also for way he can expand the ice within the confines of a clogged offensive zone. The Coyotes don’t necessarily need a center but taking a best-player-available approach at 10 helps make up for them mistakenly trading Dylan Strome to Chicago.11. Buffalo Sabres: Victor Soderstrom, D, Brynas (SHL)The Sabres have become Sweden West, so there’s a good bet they’ve seen plenty of this mature two-way blue liner who reveals excellent mobility and physicality. Soderstrom has shaken off several nagging injuries to become one of Brynas’s most reliable defenders, and he can produce offense with his wheels, accurate stretch passing and hard shot from the point. But unlike most teenage defensemen, Soderstrom also impacts the game with his defensive-zone play and coverage. WINNERS & LOSERSBlue Jackets, Golden Knights go big; Flames go home empty-handed12. Colorado Avalanche: Pavel Dorofeyev, LW, Stalnye Lisy (MHL)What better way for Colorado to build around its dominant top line than by creating a similar model for the second unit? Dorofeyev is a cerebral winger who cashes in on his chances when he isn’t creating them for his linemates. General Manager Joe Sakic has mined for gems in Russia before, so it’s doubtful he is unaware of Dorofeyev’s natural goal-scoring ability, soft hands and exceptional balance as he powers through the zone.13. Florida Panthers: Cam York, D, U.S. U18 (NTDP)Most of Florida’s blue-chip prospects are of the forward variety. But in a draft heavy on forwards and thin on top defenders, they’d be going a bit off the board if they went to address the organizational need for blue-line help. The good news is that York, the son of former NHL’er Jason York, is the draft’s best rearguard when it comes to dashing and dishing. He’s earned the respect of the NTDP’s talented forwards who allow him to make end-to-end rushes and fire off an excellent shot.14. Philadelphia Flyers: Alex Newhook, C, Victoria (BCHL)This will be the first draft in Philadelphia for GM Chuck Fletcher, who while drafting in Minnesota leaned heavily towards NCAA-bound prospects in the early rounds. Newhook, a Boston College recruit, is leading the BCHL in scoring thanks to his exceptional playmaking, quick skating and goal-scoring capability. He’s on pace to become the league’s youngest scoring champion since Scott Gomez in 1996.  (Rena Laverty/NTDP) It’s been less than a week since the NHL’s trade deadline did hockey fans a favor by confirming the buyers from the sellers. And in several ways, the standings we see today are a better indicator of how the pretenders will slot for the NHL draft lottery when the drawing takes place sometime in late April. While cost-cutting teams unloaded contracts for returns of draft picks and prospects, those at the top began to incorporate their purchased weapons into their lineups, hoping the cost in acquiring them will be justified, depending on the team, by playoff success of varying levels.  19. Pittsburgh Penguins: Connor McMichael, C, London (OHL)An outstanding offensive forward who has been able to distinguish himself as a draft-year prospect on London’s loaded roster, McMichael is money once he has the puck below the circles and can finish close to the goal in a variety of ways. For those keeping score at home, the Penguins haven’t picked a center in the first round since doing it in four straight drafts between 2004 and 2007, with three of those picks being Evgeny Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal.20. Carolina Hurricanes: Moritz Seider, D, Adler Mannheim (DEL)The cupboard in Carolina is stocked with offensive-minded defenders like Jake Bean and Adam Fox, so what better way to complement their fast-paced game with one of the best one-on-one defenders available. Seider is the top rookie in the German Elite League and put forth a heroic effort in helping the under-20 program qualify for next year’s world junior championship.MORE: Mark Stone trade grades | Matt Duchene trade grades21. Anaheim Ducks (from Buffalo via St. Louis): Cole Caufield, RW, U.S. U18 (NTDP)Forget the fact that Caufield is generously listed at 5-7 — this sniper can be a dangerous inside player who can fill the net and battle his tail off for real estate near the goal. Caulfield has proven he can score regardless of the line he plays on or where he starts his shifts. And he’s not just a sniping winger who needs other to do the work, as the Wisconsin-bound forward kills penalties with effectiveness and is a threat to score while down a man.*Note: The Ducks will receive a first-round pick orginally owned by the Blues or Sharks, depending on final standings. If the Blues fall into the top 10, St. Louis has the option to defer its pick until 2020. In that case, Anaheim would receive San Jose’s first-round pick from Buffalo.22. Ottawa Senators (via Columbus): Ryan Suzuki, C, Barrie (OHL)The Senators should want to hit a home run with the first rounder acquired in the Matt Duchene deal, which to date is their only pick in this year’s top 31. Suzuki, the younger brother of 2017 draftee Nick Suzuki, is a fast and heady playmaker with an underused shot that consistently forces goalies into tough saves. He’s done heroic work carrying Barrie’s upended roster through the standard roster-gutting OHL rebuild.23. Nashville Predators: Michal Teply, LW, Liberec (Extraliga)There is only a handful of draft-age players who can match the quick wits of this Czech winger, who also boasts an elite shot and strong work ethic. Teply is neither flashy nor explosive, but the puck follows him everywhere and he uses his upper-body strength and balance to maintain possession for lengthy periods inside the opposing end. The Predators also like to involve their defensemen in the attack, and Teply is one of the best at feeding the points with accuracy. (Getty Images) 5. New Jersey Devils: Trevor Zegras, C, U.S. U18 (NTDP)It’s not easy being a dominant playmaker on a line that is centered by Jack Hughes. But this silky-smooth puck magician has proven to be a low-maintenance threat who creates instant chemistry with his linemates. Drafting this Westchester County native should help make up for New Jersey’s decision to pass on Mathew Barzal in favor of Pavel Zacha in 2015.6. Edmonton Oilers: Bowen Byram, D, Vancouver (WHL)Arguably the best defenseman available for the draft, Byram is a two-way monster who logs big minutes and can excel in any situation. His 22 goals lead all WHL defenders, but more impressive is that 17 have come at even strength or shorthanded. It’s amazing to think this year should mark the 11th time in the last 13 drafts that Edmonton will own a top 10 pick. They won’t screw up this one.MORE: SN grades every major trade from 2019 NHL deadline day7. Chicago Blackhawks: Alex Turcotte, C, U.S. U18 (NTDP)A speedier version of 2017 first overall pick Nico Hischier, this Wisconsin-bound center has done enough away from Jack Hughes to prove that he too has elite center potential. The son of former NHL’er Alfie Turcotte, Alex is a two-way center who processes the game on a level far higher than your average top prospect, and he can be devastating in open ice.8. Vancouver Canucks: Peyton Krebs, C, Kootenay (WHL)A leader both on and off the ice, Krebs has done incredibly well while carrying a thin roster. He has very good acceleration and the kind of rapid-reaction poise that buys him more than an extra second or two. More of a playmaker than a scorer, Krebs is the perfect understudy for Bo Horvat to groom into Vancouver’s next captain. Expect Krebs to boost his draft stock for Canada at the April under-18 world championship.9. New York Rangers: Vasily Podkolzin, Right Wing, SKA-Neva (VHL)Always expect the unexpected when it comes time for the Rangers to announce a draft pick, so it should surprise nobody if they go after the kid who publicly admitted his misgivings about playing in North America. The Rangers never have shown an aversion to taking Russian-trained players early in the draft, and Podkolzin’s abrasive style and game-breaking skill are too tantalizing to pass up. While more than half the teams in the league devote themselves to the quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup, the wannabes looking from the outside are relegated to hope of a different kind — the desire for their clubs to cash in at the NHL Draft.MORE NHL DRAFT: SN’s big board of top 31 prospectsAnyone who has paid attention to the headlines in December and January during the under-20 IIHF World Junior Championship surely knows the names Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko — two phenomenal teenage talents battling for the privilege to be the first pick in the draft. Neither player, regardless of what you think of them, should last beyond the second selection. The question that will remain unanswered until April, however, is which two teams will win the chance to draft them first or second overall.But you don’t need to be drafting in the top two in order to have something to look forward to, thus making the latest version of our 2019 NHL mock draft so necessary. It’s why we are giving fans of (almost) every team two full rounds with 62 player descriptions to ponder and debate. Of course, a lot can change in two months. Especially when it comes to ranking prospects or trying to guess what NHL team draft boards look like.League playoffs in Europe already have begun, the CHL and USHL playoffs kick off in March, and the under-18 world championships, followed by the NHL Scouting Combine in June, serve as the biggest events used to assess draft prospects before the big weekend in Vancouver.MORE: SN’s top 50 NHL prospects | 2018-19 farm system rankingsSN’s latest mock draft is not in prospect-ranking order. Rather, it’s based entirely on assumptions made from a team’s draft history, the organizational need versus best-player-available approach and, in some case, this analyst’s humble recommendation.The draft order is based on the NHL standings as of March 1, from last to first, with the Lightning prematurely crowned Stanley Cup champions. Let’s dive in. A massive 6-foot-7 goalie with excellent quickness and technical know-how.62. Tampa Bay Lightning: Judd Caufield, RW, U.S. U18 (NTDP)A mean, physical winger blessed with soft hands, deft vision and the willingness to pay the price against any competition. 24. Washington Capitals: Nils Hoglander, RW, Rogle (SHL)A feisty, in-your-face winger with an arsenal of moves to beat you, Hoglander has been a top-nine mainstay for Rogle and should be considered the best of Sweden’s thin forward draft crop. He’s shifty, elusive and incredibly crafty with the puck in tight. The Capitals have not drafted a forward in the first round since taking Jakub Vrana in 2014, so expect that trend to end regardless of whom they select.25. Buffalo Sabres (via San Jose): Phil Thomasino, C, Niagara (OHL)An exciting forward with elite speed and agility, Thomasino has emerged as one of the top scoring threats on a team full of NHL drafted prospects. His puck control while travelling at top speed is excellent, and he can wear down opponents with his quick cutbacks and pivots. The Sabres could use some speed on the wing, and the stalled development of 2016 first rounder Alexander Nylander may necessitate a move to try and replace him.26. Los Angeles Kings (via Toronto): Spencer Knight, G, U.S. U18 (NTDP)Although both NHL teams and draft pundits seem to be in agreement that goalies should no longer be taken in the early stages of the first round, this specimen of a prospect, however, may finally buck that trend. Many feel Knight is the best American-born goaltender prospect in quite some time, and his technical superiority, ideal size and intense compete level make him an easy choice for a team with multiple first rounders like the Kings.MORE: Best draft class for every NHL team27. Boston Bruins: Thomas Haley, D, Mississauga (OHL)A clean, no-nonsense puck mover who controls the flow of a game, Harley plays with the poise and savvy of a 10-year veteran. His puck distribution and pass accuracy are phenomenal, and teams willing to overlook fixable issues with compete level and defensive play may even view him as a top-10 pick. The Bruins don’t necessarily need a young puck rusher in their system, but Harley may be too good an option to pass up.28. New York Rangers (via Winnipeg): Ville Heinola, D, Lukko (SM-Liiga)A smart left-handed defenseman with a quick first step and excellent breakout skills, Heinola has returned from his injury at the world juniors to assume his critical role for Lukko. Listed at 5’11, 178 pounds, Heinola is a power-play quarterback who relies on sound positioning and decision making to gain control of the puck and transition quickly up ice. Some might say the Rangers have plenty of players like him within the organization, but they could be beyond impressed with his play, especially since he plays alongside 2016 Rangers’ draftee Tarmo Reunanen.29. New York Islanders: John Beecher, C, U.S. U18 (NTDP)Lou Lamoriello has always leaned towards bigger forwards, which is why there’s a good bet he and his scouts have this menacing 200-foot center with excellent speed and agility very high on their draft board. Beecher rarely turns down a chance to mash an opponent into the boards before swiping the puck away and motoring up ice, and he’s an excellent penalty killer with a heavy shot. Beecher’s true potential is somewhat hidden by all the creative pivots ahead of him on the depth chart. He’s committed to the University of Michigan.30. Calgary Flames: Egor Afanaseyev, LW, Muskegon (USHL)A big winger with excellent speed and a net-ripping shot, Afanaseyev is a Russian-born import who has quickly adapted to life playing in North America. Some feel he may be slightly superior to Kaliyev because of his physicality, 200-foot play and quickness, which is why he could sneak into the late stages of the first round. The Flames are playing with house money with this pick, so why not swing for one of the draft’s best wingers?31. New York Rangers (via Tampa Bay): Ethan Phillips, LW, Sioux Falls (USHL)A pick acquired from Tampa Bay in last year’s Ryan McDonagh deal, the Rangers go to the USHL to nab one of the fastest skaters in the draft. Phillips, a Boston University recruit, plays on the top line and sees all in-game situations. His explosiveness can be intimidating to opposing defenders, and his slight frame doesn’t stop him from taking the puck inside or for a direct dash to the net.*Note: Rangers would receive Lightning’s second-round pick instead if Tampa fails to win the Stanley CupNHL mock draft: Round 232. Ottawa Senators: Antti Saarela, C, Lukko (SM-Liiga)A heat-seeking missile on skates who passes the puck with accuracy and authority.33. Los Angeles Kings: Patrik Puistola, RW, LeKi (Mestis)A tricky winger with the puck on a string and a loaded arsenal of ways to beat you.34. Detroit Red Wings: Tobias Bjornfot, D, Djugardens (SHL)An excellent skater with or without the puck, Bjornfot is a versatile defender who can contribute in all situations.35. Anaheim Ducks: Bobby Brink, RW, Sioux City (USHL)An electrifying talent with a high IQ, Brink’s dominance of the USHL as 17-year-old draft eligible has been one of the more impressive stories at the end point of the season.36. New Jersey Devils: Anttoni Honka, D, Jukurit (SM-Liiga)Swift-skating puck rusher who knows how to handle the puck and has the kind of mobility that keeps forecheckers honest.37. Edmonton Oilers: Oleg Zaitsev, C, Red Deer (WHL)A powerful yet elusive two-way center who competes hard in all three zones but also drives possession.38. Chicago Blackhawks: Robert Mastrosimone, RW, Chicago (USHL)A goal-scoring winger with one of the top shots among draft prospects.39. Vancouver Canucks: Ryder Donovan, C/W, Duluth-East (HS-Minn.)A jersey-flapping winger with size and a massive reach who can play the role of either set-up man or finisher.40. New York Rangers: Ryan Johnson, D, Sioux Falls (USHL)A future Minnesota Gopher who patrols the blue with outstanding skating abilities, confidence, poise and smarts.41. Arizona Coyotes: Matthew Robertson, D, Edmonton (WHL)Strong and mobile two-way blue liner with a team-first attitude who handles both big minutes and key situations with maturity and confidence.42. Carolina Hurricanes (via Buffalo): Lassi Thomson, D, Kelowna (WHL)Smooth-skating Finnish rearguard who typifies what offensive defensemen are expected to do with the puck on their stick and a full sheet of ice before them.43. Colorado Avalanche: Brett Leason, RW, Prince Albert (WHL)Strong double-overage forward with gifted puck skills, athleticism, outstanding vision and a deadly shot.44. Ottawa Senators (from San Jose via Florida): Nolan Foote, LW, Kelowna (WHL)One of the top power forwards available for the 2019 draft, Foote is a highly-intelligent forward who offers a blend of power, smarts and finesse.45. Philadelphia Flyers: Leevi Aaltonen, LW, Kalpa (SM-Liiga)One of the fastest skaters among 2019 draft hopefuls who can sling the puck with authority from the circles.46. Montreal Canadiens: Patrick Moynihan, RW, U.S. U18 (NTDP)Sniper with a heavy shot who is the perfect forward to deploy when a team is in need of an energy boost or an impact play.47. Minnesota Wild: Alex Vlasic, D, U.S. U18 (NTDP)Mobile two-way defender with size who covers the slot like a veteran and shuts down top forwards.48. New York Rangers (via Dallas): John Farinacci, C, Dexter (HS-Mass.)A poised, cerebral playmaker with excellent vision and strong hockey sense. Committed to Harvard.49. Vegas Golden Knights: Mikko Kokkonen, D, Jukurit (SM-Liiga)Provides steady blue line coverage while pitching in with timely rushes and poised play under pressure.50. Florida Panthers (via Pittsburgh): Daniil Gutik, RW, Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)Versatile dual-threat winger who stickhandles with confidence and can thread the needle with his cross-ice passes.51. Carolina Hurricanes: Samuel Poulin, LW, Sherbrooke (QMJHL)A hard-working, two-way winger who mixes physicality with skill, Poulin is murder on the forecheck and during the cycles.52. St. Louis Blues: Kaedan Korczak, D, Kelowna (WHL)A mobile, physical blueliner who is in the running for best one-on-one defender in his draft class.53. Montreal Canadiens (from Vegas via Columbus): Semyon Chistyakov, D, Tolpar (MHL)Hard-hitting powerhouse who can skate and run a power play.54. New Jersey Devils (via Nashville): Drew Helleson, D, U.S. U18 (NTDP)Exceptional stretch passer that leads to a lot of breakaways and odd-man rushes.55. Washington Capitals: Ilya Nikolayev, C, Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)Strong two-way pivot who is leaned on for critical situations in any zone.56. Detroit Red Wings (via San Jose): Yegor Spiridonov, C, Stalnye Lisy (MHL)Sturdy two-way center with the reach of a giant octopus and a high compete level that makes him a difficult player to prepare for.57. Toronto Maple Leafs: Albin Grewe, LW, Djugardens (SHL)A two-way forward of the throwback variety because he applies relentless pressure on the forecheck and finishes his checks.58. New Jersey Devils (via Boston): Nick Robertson, RW, Peterborough (OHL)A quick and energetic winger with soft hands and impressive puck skills59. Winnipeg Jets: Vladislav Firstov, LW, Waterloo (USHL)Playmaking winger with good size and excellent vision.60. Detroit Red Wings (from Vegas via Islanders): Billy Constantinou, D, Kingston (OHL)A fantastic skater who can play the role of a rover, Constantinou is one of the more graceful teenage defensemen you’ll find for this year’s draft.61. New York Islanders (via Calgary): Mads Sogaard, G, Medicine Hat, (WHL)last_img read more


Highlands to Zumba its Way Toward Mammogram Awareness

first_imgBy Michele J. KuhnHIGHLANDS – Combine fun and camaraderie with exercise and the opportunity to make women aware of the necessity of mammograms and what do you get? You get the big Zumba event that will mark the Highlands inaugural participation into the Paint the Town Pink campaign.Two Zumba instructors, Margo McCray Gough and Jenny Correa Cervantes, will be leading a free class for those age 15 and older on Monday, May 6, at Henry Hudson Regional High School in Atlantic Highlands. Participants are being asked to arrive at 6:15 p.m. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. “The first hour will be like a beginner’s class and anyone who wants to remain for the next hour can do so,” said Mary-Margaret Kurta, who is the Paint the Town Pink chairwoman for Highlands.“So many people have been impacted by (Super Storm Sandy) that we thought it would be a nice way to have people do something for themselves, something enjoyable … It will be a good way to take their mind off of things,” said Kurta, who is already talking about what the town might do for next year’s commemoration.Kurta thought that a Zumba class would be a good entry into Meridian Health System’s mammogram awareness campaign because of her own experience at a gym in Atlantic Highlands whose owner is a Highlands resident. She takes a Zumba class there along with many others. “I enjoy it and there are so many women from the area of all different ages that go to the class. So we thought, we enjoy, we like seeing each other and it gives you something to do for yourself,” she said. “That’s how the class came about.”The borough’s participation came about because Kurta had watched during the last seven years how paint the Town Pink “had brought such joy and awareness to the area. I thought, how can we do something?”After talking to a number of people about the idea, she attended a borough council meeting last spring to inquire why Highlands was not involved. Council members asked Kurta “if I’d like to volunteer and I said absolutely.“I personally don’t have any family members who have been impacted by breast cancer but I have many co-workers who have been and whose families have been,” said Kurta, who works as a speech therapist for the Middletown school system. “That really increased my awareness.”The events of the past six months also have acted as an impetus for Kurta to get involved in the campaign.“There are so many people without insurance lately that I’ve talked to in the area, especially with the storm. I think people have let themselves take care of all the other issues and I wondered how many people are really taking care of themselves,” she said.Making an appointment for an annual mammogram is one way for women to care for themselves, she noted.In addition to the Zumba class, pupils and staff from Highlands Elementary School will be wearing pink to show their support for Paint the Town Pink.Students from Henry Hudson Regional also will be helping the Highlands’ businesses participating in Paint the Town Pink by painting store windows with designs to increase awareness of the campaign and the need for mammograms.“It’s great how Atlantic Highlands and Highlands have gotten the students involved,” Kurta said.Though only a few businesses in town have opened since Super Storm Sandy ripped into Highlands, the owners of those that have, have contacted Kurta to see what they can do for Paint the Town Pink. This year “will be just a small stepping stone for something that will be great for this town,” she said.Kurta has been letting people know about Highlands’ participation by talking at town meetings about the campaign. She also has “pinked her ride” – decorated her car with signs and stickers to attract attention for the event. The car was driven by her daughter and son in the Highlands St. Patrick’s Day parade last month.The Zumba class is expected to be open to about 150 participants. Organizers are asking that those who expect to attend register by Wednesday, May 1, at 855-PINK411 (855-746-5411).last_img read more


Eibar – Athletic | Shipwreck of the Atleti in Ipurua

first_imgThe rojiblancos looked for their clothes in the rain matching the intensity of the Eibar in duels and disputes, the rhythm, scratching possession. The break came after João tried to overcome Dmitrovic with a medium and medium petroleum jelly and Vitolo stumbled into the area and fell while Correa, who started the opportunity to pass the ball and picked up the rebound, collided knee to knee with the goalkeeper.To wait for Eibar after rest, while the first ball played was won by Saul. Statement of intents. The match was to be played by combining under and a few meters from the door of Dmitrovic. The team found Vitolo, looked for João, active, without the abrupt gesture of late, carried the ball from side to side a strap that, when taking a step inside, left the right wing for Arias to threaten their careers. The Eibar, neutralized, waited. The minutes passed in Ipurua without the rojiblanco goal coming. Simeone behind him had Adam, Lodi, Llorente and Hermoso with three kids. Morata nodded softly in the center of Saul. A Saul who walked the reverse path of other parties in 71 ’: Lodi entered, the youth player went to the middle. Mendilibar responded by removing the lining to his new signing: Cristóforo. Simeone sought the comeback in the final minutes on the quarry. “I have nothing else,” he seemed to shout at the box, the sterile team, the short staff, the market still open. Camel came in, João went upset, Clemente debuted, Oblak tried to avoid the inevitable before Expósito, that Eibar had let go. Three minutes were enough for an Atlético who broke the changes. Once he was able to take out the miracle hand, but the next no longer. It was 89 ’when Eibar merged again into a hug. That ball of Expósito undressed Atlético again in the constant rain, in the middle of January. And the usual problems. CardsReferee: Jesús Gil ManzanoVAR Referee: José Luis Munuera MonteroSaul (58 ‘, Yellow) Esteban Burgos (61 ‘, Yellow) Savic (84 ‘, Yellow ChangesRenan Augustus (72 ‘, Héctor Herrera), Cristoforo (73 ‘, Pedro León), Pablo De Blasis (79 ‘, Orellana), Sergio Camello (82 ‘, João Félix), Charles (86 ‘, Sergi Enrich), Oscar Clemente (86 ‘, Vitolo) He received Eibar at Atlético in Ipurua, premiering a central pair, Burgos-Bigas, and one purpose: to avoid that not a single rain that fell from the sky be dyed red and white on the grass. Without the mud that formed in past battles and against Atlético more offensive than yesterday he could go to Cholo (Correa, Vitolo; Morata, João), The Mendilibar team seemed to be a fencing master, fast and efficient, looking to hit the lunge from the first play. It was all his. The intention, the dominion, the occasions, the highest pressure, the hybrid grass. And Atlético, meanwhile, all cracks in the defense of the stopped ball. Neither Oblak nor the VAR could avoid the inevitable. They just delayed it.Because the first time Eibar approached the Slovenian goalkeeper, Pedro León did it by throwing a foul like a grenade About his goal. Oblak deactivated it with his miracle hand. And Enrich’s subsequent header, headline him and not Charles, too. Five later there were all the men of Mendilibra again before him, sniffing blood. Orellana had just taken a corner to Arias. Eibar took it from the right, Enrich prolonged, the man with the mask, Burgos, nodded to the net. The celebration was stopped by a pennant in the air. Offside. Until Gil Manzano put a finger to his ear: VAR review. Vitolo and Arias enabled. Valid. The whole Eibar ran to the band to merge into a hug while Atlético shivered naked in the rain.center_img Goals1-0, 9 ‘: Esteban Burgos, 2-0, 89 ‘: Edu Expósito Because all Cholo’s plans were stamped on the Mendilibar board. High pressure and defense, very high. The Eibar winner of each duel, dispute and second play. The Atleti getting tangled up like a ball in his passes inside, always one step behind. And missing the belt terribly from the last games. The first time that the Argentine appeared in the game was in the 25th minute to finish off without a conviction or soul a center of Vitolo, the first time the rojiblancos found their backs to Eibar. Shortly before Dmitrovic took a good hand against João and Cote would blind Morata once. He had to throw and decided to pass, 35 minutes. Atleti had just woken up in the middle of the game.last_img read more