NEWARK, N.J. — The Calgary Flames used another comeback to get back into a playoff spot and make the New Jersey Devils’ postseason chances that much bleaker.Sean Monahan scored a power-play goal 35 seconds into the third period and the Flames beat the Devils 3-1 on Feb. 25 to move into a Western Conference wild-card spot.“These were points that we desperately needed,” Flames goalie Karri Ramo said after making 26 saves to help the Flames snap a three-game losing streak. “You could see that we were desperate enough to earn a win.”Calgary, which lost 1-0 at the New York Rangers on Feb. 24, moved one point ahead of idle Minnesota in the playoff race.Curtis Glencross scored late in the second period to tie it 1-1, and T.J. Brodie added a short-handed, empty-net goal in the final minute for the Flames, who have 19 wins in games in which they have trailed (10 wins) or were tied (nine wins) after two periods.“Any time you get a goal in the last minute of a period, it gives you a huge momentum swing,” Glencross said. “We got that goal and got the momentum.”Monahan’s winner was set up in part when Devils defenseman Jon Merrill took a slashing penalty at the end of the second period.The Flames kept the puck in the Devils end, and Mark Giordano took a pass from fellow defenseman Dennis Wideman, skated to the dot in the right circle, and sent a cross-ice pass that Monahan redirected past Cory Schneider for his 21st goal.“They’re not a team you can sleep on,” said Schneider, who made 23 saves but gave up two Calgary goals in a 49-second span bridging the second and third periods. “I think they lead the league in comebacks and they showed again tonight they’re opportunistic.“We gave them an inch on both plays and they took advantage of it.”Mike Cammalleri scored his fifth goal in four games for the Devils, who had a season-high, four-game winning streak snapped. They remain eight points behind Boston in the race for the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bruins play at New Jersey on Feb. 27 to close out the Devils’ six-game homestand.“Every game is more important than the next,” Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello said.The Devils received a power play with 47 seconds left when Mikael Backlund was called for delay of game, but Brodie scored seven seconds later to ice the game.Ramo protected the lead the rest of the way, making power-play saves on Cammalleri and Eric Gelinas, and stopping Tuomo Ruutu on a 3-on-2 rush with less than nine minutes to go.The Flames, playing the second contest of a seven-game trip, got even 1-1 on Glencross’ ninth goal.Joe Colborne carried the puck into the Devils zone and sent a backhanded pass through the crease to a wide-open Glencross, who redirected the puck under the crossbar.“We have to keep winning games,” Glencross said. “The spot we’re in, we can’t afford to lose two games in a row.”Cammalleri had given the Devils a 1-0 lead with 2:57 left in the opening period. The former Flames forward picked up a loose puck at center ice, after a turnover by Brodie, and slid a pass to Jordin Tootoo.Tootoo carried the puck into the Flames end and dropped a pass back to Cammalleri, who beat a screened Ramo with a backhander between the pads.Cammalleri almost extended the lead late in the second period, hitting the post.Schneider, who shut out Arizona on Feb. 23 and Ramo, who played his second game in two nights, were outstanding in the first 40 minutes.Ramo had excellent saves on Steve Bernier and Tootoo in close on an early power play, and he made a stop on Scott Gomez’s drive from low in the right circle midway through the second period.Schneider stopped Jiri Hudler on a breakaway with 4:11 left in the first period, and he made a snapping glove save on Giordano’s slap shot on a power play.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Ashley Brandson, Martha Troian APTN News When the RCMP announced in 2014 that they had compiled a list of 1,181 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, it marked the first time such a comprehensive police report dedicated to the tragedy had ever been completed.Almost 5 years later, the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has only continued to climb but there are no plans for another study.“I think this country is not fully acknowledging what is going on to do with Indigenous women and girls,” said Sheila North, an advocate and a former grand chief of a Manitoba political organization.“There should be a way to keep track of what’s going on because the longer that we deny the truth, the longer it’s going to take to fix what’s going on.”Despite this, it’s unlikely that another major statistical report dealing with the tragedy will be conducted, let alone an active database to track every case.RCMP report a ‘special project’Initiated in 2013 by the RCMP, the national police service worked in conjunction with 300 policing agencies and Statistics Canada to create the report, ‘‘Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview.’The report revealed 1,017 homicide victims and 164 missing Indigenous women and girls spanning from 1980 to 2012.It also showed that Indigenous women and girls were more prone to violent deaths compared to non-Indigenous women, and similar to other female homicides, most victims knew their perpetrators and most homicides were committed by men.Read: 1,186 murdered and missing women over past 30 years: RCMP(Janice Armstrong, the RCMP’s deputy commissioner for contract and Aboriginal policing announcing the RCMP-led report in May 2014)It was seen as a ground breaking report and garnered national attention.However, in an email statement Cpl. Caroline Duval with the RCMP National Communications Services wrote, “The 2014 Overview was a special project” and that “The RCMP is not mandated nor funded to conduct statistical research of this kind” and stated further data on homicides of Indigenous women to consult Statistics Canada.(Lorilee Francis is just one case from the RCMP’s Canada’s Missing site. Francis was 23 years old when she went missing from Grand Prairie, Alta., in October 2007. Photo: Canadasmissing.ca)As for Statistics Canada there are no immediate plans to undertake another study with the RCMP or any other enforcement agency, according to communications officer Fabrice Mosseray.Definitive number difficult to determineBetty Rourke, a family member who lost both her daughter and sister to murder, thinks the RCMP and other policing agencies should invest in another major report.(Betty Rourke in her Selkirk, Manitoba home. Rourke said her daughter Jennifer McPherson was the sweetest thing and would never say anything bad about anybody. Photo: Martha Troian/APTN)“They’re the ones that get the case, they’re the ones that are called immediately. If they have funds for anything else, why can’t they have funds for this?” said Rourke.“We need to remember these women and girls, we can’t forget them.”Rourke also feels it’s important to know the precise number of cases.Francyn Joe, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada believes the number of cases was always higher than the RCMP count.In an email statement Joe wrote, “They say a lot of crime goes unreported, Indigenous identity may be unknown and historically cases weren’t always taken seriously by police.”Though the organization once researched and maintained a database of cases in its Sister in Spirit initiative, Joe confirmed that’s no longer the case.An inquiry, yet no one keeping trackThe national inquiry into missing and murdered women and girls cannot provide a clear number either.“It’s difficult to come to a definitive number of MMIWG in Canada, as police services across the country have different methods of identifying who’s Indigenous, or who is murdered and missing,” said communications lead Catherine Kloczkowski.(Commissioners at the institutional hearings on police policies and practices in June 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan)After years of not being on former Conservative leader Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s radar, in December 2015 the Liberal government finally launched a national inquiry.Led by four commissioners, the inquiry has gathered more than 2,300 statements from family members and survivors of violence since March 2017.(The AFN asserts we need better data collection and analysis when it comes to violence against Indigenous women and girls)The Assembly of First Nations are also not maintaining a national database.In an email statement National Chief Perry Bellegarde with the Assembly of First Nations wrote, “Law enforcement agencies across the country must develop coordinated and reliable methods of data collection respectful of women, girls, LGBTQ2S and all First Nations.”Outside the RCMP numbers, many advocates have suggested the number can be as high as 3,000 to 4,000 cases.MMIWG Inquiry report due next monthIn April, the inquiry will be releasing its long-awaited final report.In November 2017, the inquiry released its interim report citing a national police task force to be able to reopen cases especially for family members who might feel dissatisfied with the level of investigation into their loved one’s case.Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba is just one community grappling not only from multiple cases, APTN confirmed 20 cases in total, but with many family members who have expressed police failure.Read: First Nation counts nearly two dozen missing and murdered women(Danielle Twoheart, 26, died after falling from a three-story balcony in the Caribbean in February 2019. Photo courtesy: Holly Twoheart)The latest case from Sagkeeng is that of Danielle Twoheart, a young Indigenous mother of two who died after falling from a balcony at an all-inclusive Dominican Republic resort.Based on a police report shared with the family, it was mentioned that Twoheart’s death was an accident, something the family disagrees with.Read: Grieving mother believes daughter’s death at Caribbean resort suspicious.“I hope that there is some glaring, obvious recommendations on how we can move forward,” said Sheila North about the inquiry’s upcoming final report.“What I would like to see come out of the report is that we, as a nation, find a way so that Indigenous women and girls are safe, and that they’re independent and self-sustaining.”[email protected]@aptnnews
Move over John Wooden, you’re no longer the only college basketball coach with 10 national championships. Connecticut just won its tenth national title, completing a perfect record of 10 NCAA championship appearances and 10 wins.When the tournament started, our March Madness predictions model gave UConn a 74 percent chance of winning the title. That figure went as high as 86 percent before the national championship game against Notre Dame Tuesday night, which the Huskies won 63 to 53.We were initially shocked by UConn’s projected success, enough to make us go back and adjust our model, which gave St. Francis College a mere 1 in 2.5 million chance of beating the Huskies in the first round. But as the tournament progressed, we continued to watch closely and research UConn’s stats, and came to understand just how dominant this team really was.Emergency Hot Takedown Podcast: UConn’s Dominance and Auriemma vs. Wooden More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed In the average regular-season UConn game, the Huskies were winning by 25 points at halftime, and they were ahead at the half by an average of 18 points in the tournament. Tuesday’s championship game was a little different: UConn was held to an 8-point lead at the half, thanks to Notre Dame’s strong offensive and defensive rebounding, 10 and 14, compared to UConn’s 8 and 11.But even Notre Dame’s strongest showing was no match for the best offense in the country — Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 15 apiece Tuesday. Nor could the Irish get through the best defense in the country, led by forward and now three-time Most Outstanding Player award-winner Breanna Stewart, who had 15 rebounds in the game.Perhaps more importantly, we knew going into Tuesday’s game that UConn was twice as good as Notre Dame. Their matchup was still the best rivalry in women’s college basketball — but it’s hard to call it much of a rivalry when the Irish’s chances of upsetting UConn were 14 percent.Here’s a look back at our model’s predictions for the Huskies, which never fell below 74 percent at any point in the tournament:Round of 64: 74 percent chance to win the championship.Round of 32: 76 percent.Sweet 16: 77 percent.Elite Eight: 82 percent.Final Four: 79 percent.Finals: 86 percent.Tuesday night, 10:30 p.m.: 100 percent. By Allison McCann Embed Code
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An 18-year-old man was charged Monday with murder and other felonies stemming from a drive-by shooting that killed a woman and injured three others at a La Jolla house party last month.Odyssey Carillo-Sellers is accused in the June 23 shooting death of Nina Silver, who was struck while standing in an alley in the 7500 block of Cuvier Street.Among the survivors, one suffered life-threatening injuries to his upper body, according to Deputy District Attorney Ted Fiorito, who said another victim was shot in the jaw and the third was treated for a gunshot wound to an arm.The prosecutor said the party was intended to be a small affair, but drew a large number of uninvited guests, including the defendant.Fiorito said an argument sparked the 12:30 a.m. shooting, which sent “a volley of nine rounds” into a crowd of people.San Diego police said a light-colored sedan drove north in the alley and an occupant fired several rounds at the victims.Fiorito declined to comment on whether there were any outstanding suspects or whether Carrillo-Sellers was believed to be the shooter and/or the driver of the vehicle.He was arrested last Wednesday following a high-speed police pursuit. Fiorito said the defendant threw unspecified evidence out of the car window during the chase, but declined to elaborate.In addition to murder, Carrillo-Sellers faces three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and one count each of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and evading arrest.He’s being held without bail and is due back in court Friday for a status conference.Nina Silver (pictured), was struck while standing in an alley in the 7500 block of Cuvier Street. Posted: July 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom July 22, 2019 18-year-old man charged with murder in La Jolla house party shooting KUSI Newsroom,
In winters, cold weather and low humidity levels results in dry air which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking, bleeding and patchy skin. Indoor heat further robs the air of moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers.Megha Shah, cosmetologist, Nirmal Randhawa, make up artist at Indica Makeover Studio have shared a few skin care tips that can be followed during winter season: Also Read – Add new books to your shelf1. Wash in lukewarm water – Hot showers and baths always feel good in the winter, but when you can, particularly when just washing your face and hands; choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin. 4 Moisturize Immediately afterwards – Skin needs lots of moisturizing in winters. . Few drops of essential oil in water while bathing will help moisturize the skin. Applying moisture to damp skin help seal the dampness in the skin. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn winters, the skin becomes dry very quickly. So giving an overnight moisturizing therapy to skin, before going to sleep is a very good idea.If you want to get a glowing skin quickly, try using ice and moisturizer. Put few drops of moisturizer or malai on an ice cube. Massage your face with this cube for 2-5 minutes.2. Water consumption – All of us tend to drink less water in winter because we turn to hot drinks like tea and coffee, but we often forget our skin needs hydration from inside, out. A little warm water with lemon can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time. 3. Change the cleanser – Cleansers can prove to be extremely drying to the skin. After using a cleanser, never leave the skin naked for more than 30 seconds, as this can dehydrate it, leading to increased dryness. Apply a hydrating toner and moisturizer to seal in the moisture.4. Use of homemade masks – Homemade hydrating masks can provide needed moisture in the winter months. Use natural moisturizing ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, olives, bananas for glowing skin rather than going for chemicals and toxins. 5. Cool breeze may deprive your skin of the essential moisture that keeps it soft. Apply and then reapply the moisturiser. But make sure that it is not too heavy for your skin. Otherwise, it will make your skin look oily and dark. A gel-to-cream base moisturiser would be ideal for any skin type.6. Have a nutritionally rich diet or food items rich in Omega 3 for a glowing skin. Nuts and seasonal vegetables are great for your skin. Avoid starchy and sugary foods as they may cause bloating and acne.7. Since your skin is already dry during winter season, excessive exfoliation will wash off all the natural oils from the skin and can damage it badly causing redness. Use gentle exfoliators like oatmeal and coffee powder, and seal it with a cream.’
Kolkata: State BJP president Dilip Ghosh allegedly travelled in a car with ‘police’ sticker pasted on its windshield on Sunday at Durgapur. Later, a local resident identified as Akhil Shee lodged a complaint against Ghosh, narrating the incident on Monday at Durgapur police station, requesting necessary action.On Sunday, BJP organised rallies across the state, calling them ‘Sankalpa Yatras’. As per their plan, BJP supporters gathered at the Rajiv Gandhi Maidan in Durgapur. Local BJP leadership was preparing to start the rally which was supposed to be led by the party’s West Burdwan district president Lakshman Ghorui. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseBut just before the rally was about to commence, police asked the BJP leaders to stop as the rally had no permission. As Ghorui and the others refused to follow the order, they were arrested. After some time, Ghosh arrived at the spot in a car. He was seen sitting in the front seat. A ‘police’ sticker was pasted on the driver’s side, while in front of Ghosh a logo of BJP was seen on the windshield. West Burdwan Trinamool leaders have alleged that Ghosh used the sticker for extortion purposes. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataGhosh claimed that his security personnel, who are policemen, use the car which is why the sticker was on the car. Though the BJP leader is allegedly not taking the issue seriously, no one other than police personnel can use a car with ‘police’ sticker pasted anywhere on the car. Interestingly, the vehicle in question bearing registration number WB 08B 6307, belongs to one Roshmi Doll Chakraborty and is registered with the Regional Transport Authority, Salt Lake, as per the database of Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.