Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg in December

first_img May 6, 2020 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more News Organisation to go further The European Parliament today announced its decision to award this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, a dissident journalist and blogger and tireless campaigner for civil liberties in Cuba. Coming 18 days after the Nobel Peace Prize went to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, the decision sends a clear signal that human rights are no longer optional. No country can escape the obligation to respect and ensure respect for fundamental freedoms, including freedom of movement and the freedom to impart and receive news and information without being censored.Like Liu, Fariñas is a defender of these freedoms. Reporters Without Borders awarded him its own Cyber-Freedom Prize in 2006 and offers him its warmest congratulations for today’s award. The European Parliament wants Fariñas to come to Strasbourg to collect the award in a ceremony on 15 December. The Cuban authorities must let him attend. It is also time that the Ladies in White, who were awarded the prize jointly with Reporters Without Borders in 2005, are finally given permission by the Cuban government to travel to Strasbourg.If Fariñas is allowed to leave Cuba, he must also be allowed to return. He is a Cuban citizen, like his fellow journalists who were jailed in the Black Spring crackdown of March 2003 and who were recently freed on condition that they go into exile without any right of return. They include the Reporters Without Borders Cuba correspondent, Ricardo González Alfonso, who is now living in Madrid.Aged 48 and a veteran of the Cuban military intervention in Angola, “El Coco” Fariñas lives in Santa Clara, a city to the east of Havana. He became a dissident in the 1990s and then turned to independent journalism, founding a small news agency called Cubanacán in Santa Clara in 2003.A campaigner for the right to freely report news and information and a defender of fellow independent reporters like himself, Fariñas has staged more than 20 hunger strikes. He staged a particular long hunger strike in 2006 to demand unrestricted access to the Internet for all Cubans. He staged another long hunger strike earlier this year following fellow dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo’s death in prison, this time obtaining the release of all the political prisoners who were ill.Five journalists continue to be detained in Cuba. They are Iván Hernández Carrillo, Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez and Pedro Argüelles Morán, who have been held since the Black Spring, Raimundo Perdigón Brito, who was sentenced to four years in prison in 2006, and Albert Santiago Du Bouchet, sentenced to four years in prison in 2009. The Cuban government is supposed to release all of the remaining Black Spring detainees by 25 October. But the three journalists still held since the Black Spring have let it be known that they will not agree to the government’s demand that they go into exile. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the authorities to let them stay in Cuba following their release.Reporters Without Borders again hails the Spanish government’s efforts on behalf of Cuba’s dissidents. We also call for the lifting of the US embargo on Cuba, which has been in place since 1962. It penalizes the entire population, obstructs the flow of information between Cuba and the exterior, and allows the regime to pose as a victim. However, we think that the European Union’s “common position” on Cuba should be maintained until Cuba ratifies the two UN conventions on civil and political rights that it signed in 2008. Follow the news on Cuba News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alertscenter_img CubaAmericas News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago October 21, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cuban government urged to let Guillermo Fariñas collect Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg in December Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet October 12, 2018 Find out more CubaAmericas Newslast_img read more

Meet the buyers at Limerick food event

first_imgAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleFrom seeking asylum to culinary gold for Limerick Institute of Technology studentNext articleBon Secours Hospital named as new sponsor of Limerick SHC Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge NewsBusinessMeet the buyers at Limerick food eventBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2019 1022 Email Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Printcenter_img Limerick food producers Joe O’Connor, Truely Irish, Newcastlewest and Caroline Rigney, Rigney’s Farm Curraghchase.Photo: Liam BurkeLocal Enterprise Offices from around the country have joined forces to create a brand new ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.The event, which is intended to raise the profile of the country’s finest food producers, will take place at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) on Thursday, May 23.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is estimated that up to 90 food producers will have the chance to pitch their businesses to the top buyers from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK who are expected to attend.The trade only event is open to buyers from across the food industry such as supermarket groups, food wholesalers, retailers, independent fine food shops, food service, development and restaurant chefs, and many more.The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) network is providing training to the participating producers in branding, layout and presenting their products in advance of the event. There will also be break-out sessions during the day, focusing on a variety of topics such as the different purchasing strategies, major issues facing the food industry, and the preparation for the impact of Brexit.Attendees at the LIT event will also have to opportunity for free entry into this year’s Irish Quality Food Awards 2019.Eamon Ryan, Head of LEO Limerick: said “that this event provides an opportunity for producers to meet influential buyers. The event will assist food and drink start-ups to secure orders as well as learning from buyers about what products are likely to be successful in the marketplace of the future”.LIT Vice-President Dr Liam Brown said the event is a valuable extension of the colleges work in helping to develop a robust and sustainable food industry into the future.”The Meet the Buyer event follows the success of last year’s Local Producer Showcase, which brought together the best of the Mid-West Irish food and drink.Buyers who are interested in attending this event should register at qualityfoodawards.comby Miranda [email protected] Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Twitter TAGSawardbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Unpacking the power of poverty

first_img Separation between rich and poor communities has increased in past 40 years Social scientists have long understood that a child’s environment — in particular growing up in poverty — can have long-lasting effects on their success later in life. What’s less well understood is exactly how.A new Harvard study is beginning to pry open that black box.Conducted by Robert Sampson, the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, and Robert Manduca, a doctoral student in sociology and social policy in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the study points to a handful of key indicators, including exposure to high levels of lead, violence, and incarceration as key predictors of children’s later success. The study is described in an April paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“What this paper is trying to do, in a sense, is move beyond the traditional neighborhood indicators people use, like poverty,” Sampson said. “For decades, people have shown poverty to be important … but it doesn’t necessarily tell us what the mechanisms are, and how growing up in poor neighborhoods affects children’s outcomes.”To explore potential pathways, Manduca and Sampson turned to the income tax records of parents and approximately 230,000 children who lived in Chicago in the 1980s and 1990s, compiled by Harvard’s Opportunity Atlas project. They integrated these records with survey data collected by the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, measures of violence and incarceration, census indicators, and blood-lead levels for the city’s neighborhoods in the 1990s.They found that the greater the extent to which poor black male children were exposed to harsh environments, the higher their chances of being incarcerated in adulthood and the lower their adult incomes, measured in their 30s. A similar income pattern also emerged for whites.Among both black and white girls, the data showed that increased exposure to harsh environments predicted higher rates of teen pregnancy.Despite the similarity of results along racial lines, Chicago’s segregation means that far more black children were exposed to harsh environments — in terms of toxicity, violence, and incarceration — harmful to their mental and physical health.“The least-exposed majority-black neighborhoods still had levels of harshness and toxicity greater than the most-exposed majority-white neighborhoods, which plausibly accounts for a substantial portion of the racial disparities in outcomes,” Manduca said. “It’s really about trying to understand some of the earlier findings, the lived experience of growing up in a poor and racially segregated environment, and how that gets into the minds and bodies of children.” — Robert Sampson Racial and economic disparities intertwined, study finds “What this paper shows … is the independent predictive power of harsh environments on top of standard variables,” Sampson said. “It’s really about trying to understand some of the earlier findings, the lived experience of growing up in a poor and racially segregated environment, and how that gets into the minds and bodies of children.”The study isn’t solely focused on the mechanisms of how poverty impacts children; it also challenges traditional notions of what remedies might be available.“This has [various] policy implications,” Sampson said. “Because when you talk about the effects of poverty, that leads to a particular kind of thinking, which has to do with blocked opportunities and the lack of resources in a neighborhood.“That doesn’t mean resources are unimportant,” he continued, “but what this study suggests is that environmental policy and criminal justice reform can be thought of as social mobility policy. I think that’s provocative, because that’s different than saying it’s just about poverty itself and childhood education and human capital investment, which has traditionally been the conversation.”The study did suggest that some factors — like community cohesion, social ties, and friendship networks — could act as bulwarks against harsh environments. Many researchers, including Sampson himself, have shown that community cohesion and local organizations can help reduce violence. But Sampson said their ability to do so is limited.“One of the positive ways to interpret this is that violence is falling in society,” he said. “Research has shown that community organizations are responsible for a good chunk of the drop. But when it comes to what’s affecting the kids themselves, it’s the homicide that happens on the corner, it’s the lead in their environment, it’s the incarceration of their parents that’s having the more proximate, direct influence.”Going forward, Sampson said he hopes the study will spur similar research in other cities and expand to include other environmental contamination, including so-called brownfield sites.Ultimately, Sampson said he hopes the study can reveal the myriad ways in which poverty shapes not only the resources that are available for children, but the very world in which they find themselves growing up. Relatedcenter_img Richest members of society now taking greater share of the national mean than ever before Cities’ wealth gap is growing, too “Poverty is sort of a catchall term,” he said. “The idea here is to peel things back and ask, What does it mean to grow up in a poor white neighborhood? What does it mean to grow up in a poor black neighborhood? What do kids actually experience?“What it means for a black child on the south side of Chicago is much higher rates of exposure to violence and lead and incarceration, and this has intergenerational consequences,” he continued. “This is particularly important because it provides a way to think about potentially intervening in the intergenerational reproduction of inequality. We don’t typically think about criminal justice reform or environmental policy as social mobility policy. But maybe we should.”This research was supported with funding from the Project on Race, Class & Cumulative Adversity at Harvard University, the Ford Foundation, and the Hutchins Family Foundation.last_img read more

New legal problems for owner of Powder River Basin mines

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star-Tribune:The CEO that obtained Wyoming’s Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines last year is being sued for alleged unpaid royalties in Appalachia, the second lawsuit that Jeff Hoops’ West Virginia-based company, Revelation Energy, is facing in under a year.Hoops formed Blackjewel LLC, a sister company to Revelation, to take over the Wyoming mines in 2017. The latest lawsuit is one of a number of troubles the Eastern businessman has encountered since becoming one of Wyoming’s coal producers.According to court documents filed in the Western District of Virginia, Pocahontas Resources LLC is seeking nearly a half million dollars in royalties and interest from Revelation based on allegations Hoops’ firm committed fraud.Pocahontas asserts Revelation is being underhanded in its reporting of coal sales. It has asked for a slew of documents from Hoops’ company to prove its claim, much of which the company has refused to provide. Pocahontas filed a request to compel Revelation to release that information earlier this month. The judge had not responded as of Tuesday.Hoops has hit a few snags since arriving in the Powder River Basin.Blackjewel was delayed in obtaining leases for Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr until Hoops addressed outstanding environmental offenses at his Eastern coal mines. Blackjewel has yet to obtain permits to mine in Wyoming, though Hoops said Blackjewel has the required reclamation bonds in-hand and would seek permits this week, a claim he also made in an email to the Star-Tribune in February.The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has not yet received those applications, a spokesman for the department said Monday.More: Second lawsuit entangles Wyoming’s newest coal producer New legal problems for owner of Powder River Basin mineslast_img read more

Presented tourist potentials of Osijek-Baranja County at the conference Jiaxing City in China

first_imgAt the 9th edition of the conference, cooperation agreements were signed with Osijek-Baranja County and representatives of South Korea. In front of Chinese tourist agents, Tatjana Roth, Head of the Administrative Department for Continental Tourism, presented the tourist offer of Osijek-Baranja County with the aim of more active Chinese travel agencies and stronger attraction to eastern Croatia, especially Kopački Rit, historical and cultural heritage of Osijek, natural beauties of Baranja and gastronomic and oenological offer. Source / photo: Osijek-Baranja County The organizers of the conference and the highest representatives of the tourist associations of Zhejiang Province and the city of Jiaxing, announced a visit to Croatia in the second half of the year to intensify this cooperation. Zhejiang Province, with a population of 57 million and a GDP of $ 850 billion, is one of the richest Chinese provinces destined to develop tourism cooperation between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Tourists from China, in addition to the sun and the sea, are increasingly looking for facilities that Slavonia abounds in. Kopački rit Nature Park, often called the European Amazon, Eugene of Savoy Castle in Baranja, Gutmann Palace in Belišće, Prandau Norman Castle in Valpovo, Pejačević in Našice and Osijek and Mailath in Donji Miholjac, exude history preserving the century-old tradition of the region. And in order to celebrate the Croatian-Chinese Year of Culture and Tourism, Osijek-Baranja County will organize a three-day Silk Road Festival.center_img “From Jiaxing we bring only positive impressions through friendly hosts, and in the next visit we will prepare concrete projects for cooperation. They expressed interest in Croatian wines and natural environments. The visit of Chinese tourists to Croatia, after the success of our Vatreni at the World Cup in Russia, increased by 300%. They are more and more interested in tourist tours of continental Croatia, where our advantage is. We invited them to visit Slavonia during the Days of Croatian Tourism, which are being held on the continent for the first time this year.”, Concluded the prefect Anušić. “With a working visit to this part of China, we want to encourage the raising of investment activities in our county and support cooperation in tourism. We signed a cooperation agreement between the Tourist Association of Zhejiang Province, the Tourist Association of Jiaxing City and Osijek-Baranja County”, Said Prefect Anusic. “After the signing of this agreement, we expect that the tourist cooperation between China and Croatia will increase and that the tourist exchange will grow day by day. We have already communicated more concrete plans. Now it is about tourism, and the next topic will be the expansion of mutual economic cooperation, for which we have agreed on another meeting by the end of the year.” A three-day “International Conference on Cooperation in Tourism Jiaxing City 2019” was held in the Chinese city of Jiaxing, with the participation of a delegation from Osijek-Baranja County led by Prefect Ivan Anušić. The aim of this traditional tourism conference is to encourage cooperation in tourism between Chinese and foreign tourism agencies, government institutions and associations active in the tourism sector.last_img read more

Cricket News Mohammed Shami hits century as a pacer in overseas Tests – See this unique stat

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Mohammed Shami hit a unique century on day 3 of the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The right-arm pacer broke a stubborn stand between Tim Paine and Pat Cummins when he bowled Cummins for 17 with a good length ball that nipped back in and breached the defence of the batsman to hit the top of off stump. The wicket of Cummins was Shami’s 100th in overseas Tests and he entered an elite list of Indian bowlers who have achieved this feat. Shami became the fifth Indian pacer and 10th overall to achieve this milestone, joining other legendary names in the club.Shami joined Kapil Dev, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma and Javagal Srinath as the other Indian pacers to have taken 100 wickets in overseas Tests. Kapil Dev leads the pack with 215 wickets in 66 Tests followed by Zaheer, who has taken 207 wickets in 54 Tests. Kapil and Zaheer are the only two Indian pacers to have taken over 200 wickets in Tests abroad. Ishant has taken 181 wickets while Srinath took 128 wickets.Read More | India v Australia, live cricket score, day 3: Jadeja, Bumrah strikeHowever, Shami is the 10th bowler from India overall to reach this milestone. Anil Kumble, considered on one of India’s greatest spinner, leads the overall list with 269 wickets in 69 games. Harbhajan Singh also took 152 wickets in 48 Tests while Bishan Singh Bedi took 129 wickets in 37 games. Ravichandran Ashwin recently entered the 100-wicket club when he picked up three wickets in the Southampton Test against England in 2018 while Bhagwath Chandrasekhar has also taken 100 wickets in just 26 Tests.  Shami has the second-best average among the bowlers who have taken 100 wickets with 31.42, just behind Ashwin who has an average of 31.39.Read More | Watch – Kohli tries to run four, Pujara barely manages threeShami has been effective in the second innings of a match and three out of his four five-wicket hauls have been taken outside of India. His first five-wicket haul was 5/47 in his debut Test against the West Indies in Kolkata and it came during the second innings of West Indies’ batting. In the Sydney Test of 2015, Shami picked up his first five-wicket haul overseas when he picked 5/112. In 2018, Shami’s spell of 5/28 helped India beat South Africa in Johannesburg to secure a consolation win while in the previous match in Perth against Australia, Shami picked up his career-best haul of 6/56. last_img read more

Southerland lone 3-point threat for Syracuse in loss to Connecticut

first_img Related Stories Curtain closes on Syracuse-UConn rivalry, future matchups to be void of Big East intensityDOG DAYS: Syracuse unable to overcome barrage of 3s in final Big East meeting with ConnecticutBoatright, Napier outplay Carter-Williams, Triche, doom Syracuse to defeat in final Syracuse-UConn Big East matchupGallery: No. 6 Syracuse upset by Connecticut 66-58 in final Big East meeting Published on February 14, 2013 at 1:07 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 HARTFORD, Conn. – As Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche shot and missed, then shot and missed some more, James Southerland kept the game respectable.Syracuse missed 19 of its 23 attempts from 3-point range in Wednesday’s loss to Connecticut, and Southerland was responsible for all four of the shots that actually found their way through the basket. He finished with 14 points in his second game back with the team, and presented the only threat on a night when Carter-Williams and Triche missed 10 times combined from beyond the arc.“I think James was the only person to hit a 3,” Triche said. “Without him, it probably would have been even worse (than a 66-58 loss). I think it’s just them making shots and us missing.”Southerland finished 4-for-9 from 3-point range, hitting a pair of triples in each half. But as the game wore on, and it became clear he would have no help from outside, Southerland began forcing a few of his attempts.He drilled a 3 from the right corner out of a timeout with 11:46 remaining, giving the Orange a 40-39 lead. But he shot two more 3s on the next two possessions, both of which were questionable attempts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe first miss led to a 3-pointer by Niels Giffey the other way, and the second miss came with Giffey’s hand right in his face.“Unfortunately, shots didn’t go down (for my teammates),” Southerland said. “I feel like I was mentally focused, definitely on the offensive end in this game.”By the time Syracuse needed outside shooting the most — the Orange tried to climb back from a nine-point deficit in the final 6:13 — the well had run dry. SU came up empty on each of its final five attempts from beyond the arc, including a miss by Southerland.And when his hot hand cooled, there was no one left to help.“They shot 8-for-14 from the 3, which is the best anybody has shot against us in a long time,” Jim Boeheim said of Connecticut. “And we didn’t shoot so well.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Uganda’s She Cranes fall short in netball World Cup semi-final bid

first_imgHowever, her miss from under the post then proved costly, as South Africa sensed an opportunity to turn the screw. A change at goal keeper for Uganda failed to stop the flow of Potgieter goals, and although the boisterous Ugandan fans in the crowd were doing their best to lift their team, the game was slipping away from the She Cranes.South Africa won the third quarter 15-10, taking an overall 46-33 lead into the final quarter.History was beckoning for South Africa, as despite their second-placed finish in 1995, changes to the format of the tournament meant they had never actually played in a semi-final before.They weren’t in the mood to let history slip away, and had stretched their lead to 16 within the opening minutes of the final quarter. Athleticism from Msomi and accuracy from Potgieter and Holtzhausen contributed to the Proteas’ most dominant quarter of the game, as they ensured that their semi-final spot was booked with a relatively comfortable margin of victory in the end.The Proteas will now face fellow unbeaten side England in a clash to determine who will win the group, and whether their opponents in the semi will be current holders Australia or New Zealand.South Africa’s Karla Pretorius said:“We knew they were going to be a tough opponent – they always bring their best game against us. They have a typical African style of play and it definitely wasn’t easy for us – it was hard work but a good start and a good finish got us through.”*****SOURCE: nwc2019.co.ukShare on: WhatsApp South Africa went into the lead early, and held on. PHOTO WORLD NETBALL CUPFT:  40  67Liverpool, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Their 67-40 win ensures that the Proteas and England join Australia and New Zealand in the last four.Uganda fall out after a brave showing, and will seek to improve on their 8th placing at the last World Cup when they take on Jamaica in a match that could determine who competes for 5th and 6th positions.A strong middle phase of the game from Uganda narrowed the early gap that South Africa had established, but the Proteas’ ability to snatch possession and punish errors ultimately resulted in a comfortable victory.Maryka Holzhausen and Lenize Potgieter helped South Africa to get their noses in front early on, while the trademark assured passing of Bongiwe Msomi was a feature early on.Uganda were stern opponents from the start though, and came back to within one, missing the chance to equalise when Stella Oyella’s shot lacked accuracy. Shadine Van der Merwe then produced a close-range interception to get her side back on track, with them soon re-establishing a decent gap.Potgieter was ruthless in front of goal, meanwhile at the other end, Oyella was outscoring her team-mate Peace Proscovia.Potgieter eventually registered a miss with South Africa’s 24th shot of the game, but both teams continued to score at a good rate, with Uganda producing the composure and accuracy in front of goal to outscore their opponents 13-12 in the second quarter.The lead South Africa had accumulated in the first quarter saw them through to half time with a lead, though, at 31-23. It had been a competitive first half between the top two nations in Africa, and both sets of attackers had impressed, shooting at over 90% accuracy.The competitive nature of the contest continued into the third quarter, with an Oyella-inspired Uganda bringing the gap down to five at one point, 35-30.last_img read more

Braves nip Leafs 4-3 to climb to within two points of Murdoch leaders

first_imgSaturday in Nelson, Aidan Geiger snapped an eight-game goal-scoring slump in a big way Saturday night against the Columbia Valley Rockies.The Calgary native scored three times, including the winner, to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3  victory over the Eddie Mountain squad at the NDCC Arena.Geiger scored for the first time since arriving in the Heritage City in early October.Nelson improves to 12-3-2-1 on the season and maintains a four-point lead in Murdoch Division standings over Beaver Valley.The Nitehawks pasted Castlegar 7-2 Saturday in Fruitvale.Geiger opened the scoring in the first period, jumping on a pass to snap a quick shot past Brody Nelson in the Columbia Valley nets.After Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap scored with 10 seconds remaining in the first period to give Nelson a 2-0 lead.Geiger increased the margin to 3-0 with a goal in the second period before Rockies scored three straight to tie the game early in the third.Geiger then scored the winner midway through the final frame to complete the hat trick and give Nelson just enough offense to win for the fifth straight time.Sam Young, Carter Melnyk and Dario Piva replied for Columbia Valley.Adam Maida stopped 10 of 13 shots to register the win, his second in as many games. Nelson out shot Columbia Valley 23-13.Nelson completes its week Sunday with a road date in the Lilac City against Spokane.LEAF NOTES: Nelson’s leading scorer Matt MacDonald saw his point streak end at eight games. MacDonald is now tied with Robson Cramer for top spot in Leaf scoring after the mobile defenceman recorded two points in Sunday’s loss. Cramer was Nelson’s player of the game . . . Nelson was without head coach Dave McLellan, who was in the South Okanagan watching his son play in a Bantam Hockey Tournament. McLellan is expected back with the team for practice this week. Assistants Sean Dooley, Stathis Dimopoulos and Iain Parent coached the team. . . .Spokane has now won four in a row. . . .Sunday, Columbia Valley lost its fourth straight, and third on this road trip, after dropping a 7-3 decision Sunday in Castlegar. Spokane Braves snapped the five-game winning streak of the Nelson Leafs, edging the Murdoch Division leaders 4-3 Sunday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Lilac City.Tanner Stolz and Sean Collins scored less than a minute apart in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie to spark the Braves to the win.Nelson had just tied the game up in the third period when team captain Aaron Dunlap scored.Nelson led 1-0 after one period on a goal by Rayce Miller before the Braves took a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes on goals by Collins and Stolz.Nolan Percival scored the other goal for Nelson.Adam Maida was in goal to register the loss for Nelson, which out shot the Braves 38-33.The victory allowed Spokane to climb to within two points of Murdoch Division leading Nelson, dropping to 12-4-2-1.Beaver Valley and Castlegar are tied for third, each with 23 points.The Leafs continue a road swing with games next weekend in Creston Friday and back in Spokane Saturday against the Braves.Leafs Geiger scores hat-trick to spark Murdoch leaders past Rockieslast_img read more

Roark makes good first impression as A’s complete sweep of Cardinals

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — The A’s unveiled a new battery tandem on Sunday, and it provided a big charge in Oakland’s 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, cementing a two-game series sweep.Newly acquired right-hander Tanner Roark pitched five innings to get the win, and catcher Dustin Garneau, returning to the team after two years, delivered a go-ahead two-run double in the fourth inning.The A’s (64-48) won their third in a row and …last_img read more