UPDATED: Jan. 27, 2018 at 7:35 p.m.After an interference call on Syracuse’s Kelli Rowswell, Mercyhurst began their first of six power plays. What was a five-on-four opportunity, turned into an inadvertent five-on-three as Syracuse’s Megan Quinn lost her stick in a fight for the puck.The Lakers were quick to take advantage as Rachel Marmen made a pass across the ice to Molly Blasen in front of SU’s bench. Blasen in turn fired the puck to Vilma Tanskanen in front of the net, who deposited the puck right past the outstretched reach of Syracuse goalie Abbey Miller for Mercyhurst’s first goal of the game.The Orange’s failure to kill the Lakers’ power-play opportunities was a reoccurring theme throughout the rest of the matchup. Syracuse (9-15-2, 8-5-1 College Hockey America) faced off against Mercyhurst (13-13-2, 10-3-1) in the second game of a weekend series, losing 4-0. In a fight for a possible first-place spot in the conference, SU struggled mightily on the penalty kill. Less than 24 hours after killing all six of the Lakers’ power play chances, Syracuse gave up four goals, three of which occurred on a Mercyhurst power play.Fifty-two seconds into the third period, Mercyhurst took advantage of another power play opportunity. Vilma Tanskanen netted her second goal of the game as the puck deflected off of SU goalie Abbey Miller’s right glove after she made a desperation save that left her lying flat on her stomach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiller said that the Lakers were able to the “pick the Orange apart” on its power play opportunities.“They were making plays behind the net,” Miller said. “They (Mercyhurst) were getting those passes through today. It is a tough spot for our (defense).”SU head coach Paul Flanagan was disappointed at the Orange’s lack of effort on the defensive end and on the penalty kill on Saturday. SU came into this game riding a three-game win streak, which made Saturday’s struggles “hard to explain,” Flanagan said. He recognized a key difference between SU’s penalty kill success in Friday’s game against Mercyhurst and today’s.“I think we were giving them very good looks. Yesterday we were getting to our assignments quicker and not giving them as many good looks,” Flanagan said. “Abbey on those power plays was overworked and overextended.”Quinn said that getting back on defense after playing the wall during Mercyhurst’s power play opportunities was where the Orange was at fault against the Lakers. She also acknowledged that the Lakers’ quick, quality puck movement led to its success on the power play. With little time left in the season, Quinn knows the Orange must improve on what she says is “basic execution and knowing your job” on the penalty kill.“We’ve got to make sure we are executing on the penalty kill, blocking shots and getting the pucks out,” Stephanie Grossi said.With a win tonight and a Robert Morris loss, Syracuse would have moved into a tie for first place in the CHA. Thanks to a shoddy penalty kill Saturday, SU remains in third place with only six conference games remaining.“Mercyhurst showed us the difference between first place and third,” Flanagan said.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Vilma Tanskanen was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 27, 2018 at 7:04 pm Contact Anthony: email@example.com
8 March 2016South Africa will be hosting a series of important international conferences this year, the first being the 21st International Aids Conference, taking place over five days starting on 18 July, International Nelson Mandela Day.Aids 2016, as the conference is known, is co-hosted with the International Aids Society (IAS), and will be held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban.“This is the second time that Durban will be hosting the International Aids Conference and marks a major milestone in the HIV response,” said Olive Shisana, the Aids 2016 local co-chair. “We want to create an enhanced conference experience for everyone involved.”Aids 2016 is convened by five permanent partners: IAS, Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), The International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), International Council of Aids Service Organisations (Icaso) and UNAids in collaboration with international and South African scientific and civil society partners. It is expected to convene over 18 000 delegates from around the world, including up to 1 000 journalists.Watch Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa talk about the conference:“This conference will provide a platform for researchers from across the world to share the latest scientific advances in the field, to learn from one another’s expertise and to develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV,” the Cabinet said.Held under the theme Access Equity Rights Now, it will serve as a call to action to work together and reach people who still lack access to comprehensive treatment, prevention, care and support services.The South Africa Cabinet said it would advance the country’s HIV and tuberculosis response, and leave an impact on one of the most important challenges in the world.Come see #SouthAfrican Judge, Justice Edwin Cameron speak about human rights & stigma at #AIDS2016 plenary session https://t.co/pKJp7LiKNc— AIDS 2016 (@AIDS_conference) March 7, 2016The country will also host the 17th Conference of Parties (CoP17) to CITES at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 24 September to 5 October and the 35th International Geological Congress from 27 August to 4 September.These conferences help to boost the country’s influence on global governance, as well as positively contribute to tourism and investment.SouthAfrica.info reporter
CITO Weekend is Coming Up! Find an Event and Earn Your Souvenir.CITO (Cache In Trash Out®) Weekend is coming up soon! On April 24–27, geocachers around the world gather at events to clean up natural areas, plant trees or remove invasive species and earn a souvenir. If you’re planning on creating your own event, remember that all events must be submitted at least two full weeks before the event date.For those planning on attending an event and earning your souvenir, check out the Event Calendar or new geocache search to find CITOs near you. Make sure to mark your ‘Will Attend’ to let the event organizers know you’re coming.Find a CITO Event Near YouIn Case You Missed It: Journey to the Center of the EarthCacheOn April 1, we released a short documentary video featuring a group of brave geocachers as they journeyed to the most difficult EarthCache in the world. Their trip was nothing short of incredible. If you haven’t seen it, watch it here.Ready to join the team? Show your HARDCORE EARTHCACHER pride with a t-shirt and sticker from Shop Geocaching.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Confirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community”You’re Part of the CITO EquationMarch 17, 2014In “Cache In Trash Out”
Juventus boss Sarri admits Man Utd target Mandzukic not training with squadby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri admits Mario Mandzukic is not training with his first team squad as he prepares for a January exit.The Croatian striker has been tipped to join Manchester United when the transfer window re-opens and bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attacking options. “Mandzukic is not training with us, in agreement with the club,” the Juve head coach told a news conference on Friday.”If the agreement changes, I am open to everything.”Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed talks with Mandzukic over his future this week.”With Mandzukic, we chose a quiet time for him to leave but a move to Qatar [in the summer] did not materialise so he stayed with us,” Paratici said.”Now we will talk to him and see what happens in January. We are evaluating, he is also evaluating. We need maximum calm, he is a great player.”It has been an added value in recent years, we must thank him. If he considers it appropriate to leave, we will satisfy him, otherwise he will consider other solutions.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth captain Francis: Howe would suit Englandby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth captain Simon Francis says manager Eddie Howe can coach England in the future.Francis is one of those who have made the journey from League One with Howe, who he believes would make a perfect successor to Gareth Southgate as England coach. But not yet.He told the Daily Express: “Eddie would be suited to the England job – but further down the line.“His sole aim right now is to be as successful as he can with Bournemouth. We were 9th a couple of seasons ago – and this squad is much better.“He will know that. He still has targets in mind, where he wants us to finish, what he wants to do before he thinks about going.“Eddie deserves a chance. I would love to see him one day – not anytime that I am still here – go and manage a top team, because he would be successful. He has everything.”
zoom German HSH Nordbank has dismissed the debt restructuring proposal of Singapore-based containership owner and operator Rickmers Maritime, the shipping firm’s trustee-manager Rickmers Trust Management (RTM) said in an update. The proposal is related to the restructuring of SGD 100 million (around USD 71 million) notes due in May 2017.As a result, HSH Nordbank, Rickmers Maritime’s largest senior lender, advised RTM to formulate a revised restructuring proposal.RTM also said that there were no further discussions between the senior lender and its financial adviser, Ferrier Hodgson, adding that it expects that the restructuring of the notes “is likely to be further delayed.”However, the bank indicated that it may consider a material debt forgiveness of the existing loans if RTM is able to secure similar, substantial debt forgiveness from the noteholders and its other unsecured creditors and raise additional equity.RTM said it is currently in discussions with its advisers to formulate a new framework for restructuring the liabilities of the trust and intends to present the new restructuring proposal to its creditors and noteholders once it is finalized.“Given that the trust is formulating a new proposal for the restructuring of its liabilities, the trustee-manager is of the view that there is still basis for the trust to continue and the trust should not be wound up in accordance with its trust deed at this time,” RTM noted.In February, RTM said that Rickmers Maritime might be forced to wind up its business if the efforts to refinance its bank loans are unsuccessful.The trust posted a net loss of USD 180.1 million in FY2016, sinking further from a net loss of USD 129.2 million recorded a year earlier, mainly due to the lower charter revenue and vessel impairments worth USD 168.7 million.
TORONTO – Canaccord Genuity’s third-quarter earnings got a major lift from a flurry of deals in the Canadian cannabis sector, which helped the investment bank see its net income rise more than 500 per cent year-over-year.The Toronto-based financial services and advisory firm reported adjusted net income before taxes of $50.3 million for the three-months ended December 31, compared to $7.8 million during the same period in 2016.That works out to earnings per share for the fiscal third quarter of $0.31, well above the $0.17 expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.It also earned revenue of $309.4 million, marking a record for the organization.“Canaccord Genuity was the leading independent investment bank in Canada for calendar 2017 by a wide margin for both number of transactions and total amount raised, and this business continues to be active with numerous transactions in the blockchain and cannabis sectors,” said its chief executive officer Dan Daviau in a letter to shareholders.Daviau said the primary driver was its capital markets division, which participated in 141 transactions globally including several large transactions in the marijuana sector for companies such as Aurora Cannabis Inc.The investment bank was also kept busy by growing interest in blockchain, participating in transactions for firms such as Global Blockchain Technologies.But financing activity was particularly brisk in the cannabis sector as firms raised cash to gear up for the legalization of the drug for recreational use in Canada later this year.Smaller investment banks such as Canaccord have been the beneficiaries of Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry, while the country’s biggest banks — many of which have ties to the U.S. where medical pot remains illegal under federal law — have been reluctant to serve them.And in January, U.S. Attorney-General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era memo that suggested that federal lawmakers would not intervene in states where the drug is legal, which allowed legalization of the drug to flourish in several states. Sessions said he would leave it to federal prosecutors in those states, such as California, to decide how aggressively to enforce federal law.That same month, the Bank of Montreal participated in a $175-million bought deal for licensed marijuana producer Canopy Growth — which does not have any U.S. exposure — marking a big shift in policy for the country’s biggest financial institutions.Daviau said Wednesday that Canaccord is “happy” the big banks want to enter the sector.“(It) just adds further credibility to the sector, improves valuation, broadens distribution,” he told analysts on a conference call.He also noted that most of the money Canaccord makes in the cannabis sector comes from “helping little companies grow to be very big companies.”“We don’t pursue bank competition in that area,” he said. “Quite frankly, we’d welcome it. But they wouldn’t stand a chance.”Companies in this story: (TSX:CF, TSX:ACB, TSX:BMO, CSE:BLOC)
“Permafrost thaw ultimately results in drying of wetlands in this region. Understanding the water balance in this region of B.C. is critical to making decisions about water management by communities and industry. This research provides unbiased earth science information to inform responsible natural resource management in this fragile, changing landscape.”Geoscience B.C. funded the Cold Regions Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, as part of the Consortium for Permafrost Ecosystems in Transition.For more information, you can visit Geoscience B.C.’s website. This is when once frozen or trapped water in isolated wetlands begins to drain away.William L. Quinton, Director of Wilfred Laurier University’s Cold Regions Research Centre, says this thawing of permafrost will change the ecosystem.“Northeastern BC is the front lines of permafrost thaw. It is a place where permafrost thaw means permafrost disappears, and the ecosystems that were supported by permafrost change.”Quinton also says these changes to the ecosystem also brings changes to the way water moves and is stored in the landscape.“Permafrost-induced changes to ecosystems and land-covers bring about changes in the way that water moves and is stored on the landscape. We have found that permafrost can impound water like a dam, so when permafrost thaws, the landscape upslope can start to drain and generate runoff which can raise the flow in streams and rivers.”Carlos Salas, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for GeoScience B.C., says permafrost thawing will lead to the drying of wetlands and says this research provides information to better manage the fragile landscape in a responsible way. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Geoscience B.C. has released a new report that shows the effects melting permafrost has on the landscape and hydrology.The research within this report examined how thawing permafrost affects the hydrology and land cover of sensitive environments.In the report, the findings show that Northeastern B.C. is to experience what is called ‘Thaw-induced land-cover change’.
San Francisco: Expanding its “Azure IP Advantage” programme, Microsoft is donating 500 patents to start-ups that are part of a non-profit organisation called License On Transfer (LOT) Network. Launched in 2018, the “Azure IP Advantage” programme protects users of Microsoft’s cloud computing service — Azure — against patent trolls. Keeping in line with the intention of the programme, LOT Network protects companies against patent trolls by giving them access to a wide library of patents from its nearly 400 member companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix and Uber among others. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal “We want to help the LOT Network grow its network of start-ups and to provide an incentive we are going to provide these patents to them,” TechCrunch quoted Erich Andersen, Corporate Vice President (CVP) and Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft, as saying on Thursday. However, for any start-up to qualify for getting a patent granted to LOT Network, the company is required to meet a $1,000 per month Azure spend and Microsoft would check the start-up’s last three monthly Azure bills. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost “Qualified start-ups who join the LOT Network can acquire Microsoft patents as part of their free membership and as Andersen stressed, the start-ups will own them outright,” the report said. The LOT network will be able to provide its start-up members with up to three patents from this collection. “The idea is that these start-ups come from a diverse set of industry sectors. The hope we have is that when they approach LOT, they’ll find patents among those 500 that are going to be interesting to basically almost any company that might want a foundational set of patents for their business,” Andersen added.
Los Angeles: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have said that it was a “community decision” to bring the curtains down on their hit show ‘Supernatural’. The series, which will culminate with its 15th season, features the two actors as the Winchester brothers who hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings. Speaking at the “Supernatural” convention in Las Vegas, Padalecki said, “This was a community decision”. He further said that there was never any pressure from The CW network and the studio to wrap up show, reported Entertainment Weekly. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaAckles added that the show’s end was debated for months by both the cast and the crew. “Nobody wanted to see this show fizzle out. I think that it was everyone wanting to do the biggest service to the show that we could by going out strong. It just seemed like the writing was kind of on the wall as to when that was happening. “Everybody kind of felt that it was coming soon, and so it was just taking that leap of faith of going like, ‘Well guys, let’s get out the paint and paint that finish line because what we’ve accomplished is unlike any other’,” he said. The final season will consist of 20 episodes. The show is executive produced by Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Phil Sgriccia, Jeremy Carver, Eugenie Ross-Leming, and Brad Buckner. It is produced by Warner Bros Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision.