Jets coach Paul Maurice sees upside to NHL season pause: Healthy playoff hockey

first_imgMORE: How the coronavirus has affected the hockey landscapeThere is one unprecedented event that NHL fans might end up appreciating when this is all over, however. If the season resumes in time for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs to take place — and that’s still a big if — we could be seeing healthy playoff hockey for the first time.Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice spoke of the possibility Thursday in a  video interview posted on the team’s Twitter account . “The positive upside of this is that when the pause is over, you’re going to get an opportunity to see something that you’ve never seen, and that’s healthy playoff hockey,” he said. “In my roster at the end of the game of injuries, you have somewhere between eight and 13 guys that played that night that are dealing with something.”Those numbers aren’t exactly a surprise. Playing through injury has always been a part of the game, and the playoffs often become a battle of attrition. Most players aren’t even close to 100 percent that late in the season, but good luck convincing them to stay off the ice with so much on the line. It’s something that’s easy to forget given how underreported injuries tend to be in the NHL, and it raises the question of just how different the playoffs would look with teams that have had time to rest and recover.It would definitely allow teams to be much closer to full strength than they normally are at the start of the postseason. Depending on what the schedule ends up being this year, even stars like the Lightning’s  Steven Stamkos and the Rangers’ Chris Kreider could return in time for the postseason, to say nothing of the dozens of other top players whose injuries haven’t been made public. Fans want to see the best players on the ice, not on the sidelines, and that’s something the season pause could surprisingly end up helping to provide.MORE: NHL reportedly considering 24-team playoff format While you’d expect full-strength teams to play better hockey, there’s also the matter of rust accumulated after several weeks away from the rink, but Maurice doesn’t see that being an issue. “It won’t take these guys long to get their focus back,” he said. “I think they’re pretty darn good now at keeping their conditioning right. I don’t think anybody is taking time off, they’re going to stay very, very fit, so I’m not sure when it’s going to be but when we do come back you’re going to see healthy, fit and very intense hockey.” Of course, everything still depends on whether the NHL decides to resume play this season. Hockey still looks a long way away from returning, but we could be treated to quite the spectacle if it does. There have been unprecedented responses in the sports world to the unprecedented situation it’s currently experiencing. Hockey has been no exception. As the coronavirus pandemic continued to escalate in North America, several minor and junior leagues canceled the remainder of their seasons, including playoffs , and the NHL paused its regular season March 12 . With teams still having 11 to 14 games left on their schedules, the league has given no indication as to how it will handle things going forward. last_img read more

Iowa charities are fearful as donations drop from middle income earners

first_imgDES MOINES — Iowans who raise money for nonprofits and foundations are facing new challenges in the new year as a new federal tax law is raising concerns.Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, says overall charitable contributions have been rising from low-income earners and those on the high end. “Middle income people give in a lot of different ways but that’s where the biggest drop in the share of people who are giving is coming,” Palmer says. “So, people are really starting to raise questions about how you can persuade those people to start giving again or to start giving more.”That fall in donations from middle income earners is a problem, she says, because nonprofits need a broad base of support for stability and growth. Also, Palmer says charities are worried donations will decrease by millions of dollars because of the new tax law. “Now, they’re losing the tax incentive to give as well because they’re probably not going to itemize,” Palmer says. “You definitely need to be more upper-income to make it worth itemizing, so that’s why people are especially worried about that.”Other challenges nonprofits face include adapting to new technology, such as how to protect donor information from cyber-attacks.last_img read more

Got Household Hazardous Waste? Try the HazoHouse

first_imgFacebook25Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesMost of us have some household hazardous waste in our homes. These are items like cleaning supplies, adhesives, auto products, pool or spa chemicals, and bug and weed killers. Any product in your home that has the words, “Danger,” “Poison,” “Warning,” or “Caution” on it is hazardous and should NOT be thrown out in the regular trash.When hazardous wastes go into the trash, they can harm waste collection workers, get into our environment, and mix with other products to cause dangerous reactions. Instead, take them to HazoHouse at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center, 2420 Hogum Bay Rd. To get to HazoHouse, take the entrance to the right of the main entrance.HazoHouse is open daily from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.  When you get to HazoHouse, you drive up, stop your car, and the HazoHouse attendants will come out to assist you. They will take your items from you for free and dispose of the safely. Then you’re done.HazoHouse is right next to the Recycle Center. So when you go to HazoHouse, you can also recycle glass, cardboard, Polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam™), used motor oil, used cooking oil, and more. There are also donation collections sites for Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and E-Cycle Washington. Make a trip to HazoHouse and the Recycle Center part of your spring cleaning tradition!For a complete list of items accepted at HazoHouse go to If you are not sure where to dispose of a specific item, use the Where Do I Take My? website to find out.last_img read more

Javi Navas: “If we win at Madrid, I dye my hair white”

first_imgJavier Fernández Herranz (Las Navas del Marqués, Ávila, 2-6-91) is one of the Unionist veterans. It is his third season and he lived the ascent to Second B. He scored the victory goal against Atlético Baleares in the first round and gave Guille Andrés assistance against Depor. Javi Navas, end of Unionists. – With the bad start of the League, how important was the Cup?“We’ve always taken it as a prize, we were going to death every game.” We have faced two very powerful rivals, Atlético Baleares and Deportivo. We deserve where we are because we had to eliminate two very strong rivals.– He was in the lower categories of Valladolid, Osasuna and Getafe. What memories do you keep from those years so close to professional football?—Very good, especially in Valladolid. I spent many years in the quarry and got to debut with the first team. In Osasuna I only spent five months. In Getafe the coach of the first team was Luis García and he summoned me several times in the First Division, but he never made me debut.– What led you to make the decision to sign for Unionists in Third down a rung of category when he was already a player with experience in Second B?There was an offer to renew with the Izarra, but I had my mother a little delicate in the town. I wanted to approach home. Unionists called me, they explained their project and convinced me. I think I took a step back to take two steps forward now. “Will there be a cousin?”—If we beat Madrid it would be something unique and we all have to win. The club has said it would have a detail with us.“Have they talked about changing shirts or just thinking about competing and winning?”—We talk about everything, but we only think about being able to play in the Pistas against them and compete.– What about Navas comes only by the people of origin or because someone saw any resemblance to Jesus Navas?“It comes only from the town.” When I arrived in Valladolid the coach was Juan Carlos Pereira and there were three Javis. The one from Valladolid, who had been in the club for more time, stayed with Javi and the name of our town was accompanied by the new ones. I stayed with it and very proud to wear the name of my people on the shirt. “In Unionistas the managers work for the love of the club” “What differentiates Unionists from other clubs?”—Here there are some managers and a work group that do not charge a single euro, they do everything for the love of the club. They are fans that, apart from that, are involved in all the tasks you can imagine: condition the field, anything we need the players … They are very aware of us.– The hobby is a fundamental pillar. How is the communion they have with the stands?-Special. We don’t do it only when we win, also how we lose. This year has been very hard, because we have been down and colistas a long time. It was cold, it was raining, it was snowing, it was freezing and they were waiting for us to say hello. They have also been in the most difficult times and that is why they deserve to enjoy this as much or more than we do.—Many Second B players have to work or think about their future. How is your life outside the fields?—I study English and I am preparing the access to the university. In these categories you have to do more things besides playing football.“What do they tell you these days in class?”– That they are going to put us five and that they hope that it makes a good party. There is much hesitation.—The new single-party Cup system gives smaller teams more chances to surprise, but prevents players from enjoying the second leg on a big stage. Would you have liked to play at the Bernabéu?– Anyone would be excited, is what you dream when you are little. But right now I prefer to play it in a single game in Las Pistas. The few options we have to compete with Real Madrid are playing here. It will be very nice for us to receive Madrid in our field. “I know the field by heart, how the ball bounces and where there are holes” Javi Navas – The coach said after the draw that he only thought of Barakaldo, Real B and Alavés B, his opponents in the League. Do they have that mentality in the locker room? Does it cost that the visit of Madrid does not slip in the head?– In the locker room we don’t stop talking about Real Madrid, why fool ourselves.“Have you been asked for many tickets?”“Yes, many friends have come out this week.” I grateful, but it is impossible to have tickets to please everyone.– Has anyone made any promises in the locker room if they win at Madrid?“We begin by saying that we signed the extension, but then it has been encouraging.” Some have said that the date of the match would be tattooed. And I’m going to cheer up too and if we win I dye my hair white.“Well, they are specialists in tight finals.” The promotion was with a maximum penalty in the discount and the pass against Depor in the penalty shootout …—The philosophy of this team is that Unionists never give up. We have been seen since the first minute that we are in the club and it seems to accompany us in the most important moments. We ascended in 94 ‘, we eliminated Depor, we left the last ball of the draw against Madrid … It seems that we really carry that motto inside the DNA.YUSTE & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Unionist players celebrate with their fans the pass to the 16th of the Copa del Rey after eliminating Deportivo in Las Pistas.YUSTE (DAILY AS) —How did the raffle continue?“He was sitting in the front row next to Piojo, the captain.” Before the draw I was told that I was very nervous. It was a unique opportunity to face Madrid, Barça or Atlético. For us it is a dream to play against Real Madrid.– Some companion has already played against Madrid?—Yes, Gongora already played in the Cup with Murcia and shows us photos covering Cristiano.PEPE VALERO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Juan Góngora, Real Murcia player, wearing Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt after facing Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey 2010-2011.PEPE VALERO (DAILY AS) —What extra does it give them to receive Madrid in Las Pistas with their audience?“It’s a field with irregular terrain.” We know the dimensions perfectly. It is a narrow field and they are going to be uncomfortable. I have been in the club for three years and I know it by heart. I know where to boot and where not the ball. I know how far there are holes.—As a Sanse player, he faced Valverde and Odegaard. How do you see your season?“Odegaard, in fact, scored a goal for us.” They were players who pointed different ways from the rest. One is happy and proud to see at this level in First to players who have confronted you so recently.– Which player do you identify with?—With Pedro León. I agreed with him in Valladolid and Getafe. He is a player who plays in the right wing, with a natural leg almost always. I think the greatest virtue I have is that with my centers I generate assistance. I remember agree I was young and live training with Pedro. He gave me many tips and I learned a lot from him.– Last year he did not score, but he has scored two goals in the league and the one who gave the classification against Atlético Baleares. What feelings does your performance convey this season?“A little like the team.” I go in an ascending line. It cost me to boot. When the results do not come out everything is more complicated. I am happy and I hope to make a great second round. I always have trouble scoring. The classmates tell me to knock more on the door. Let’s see if I can score a goal for Madrid.JMGARCIA / photographer & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Javi Navas, in the background, in the second round match against Deportivo.JMGARCIA / photographer (DIARIO AS)last_img read more

Germany bans mass events until the end of August

first_imgGermany lived this Wednesday one of the first key days ahead of a cautious return to normality. Businesses with an area of ​​less than 800 square meters may reopen their doors starting next Monday; This was announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting with the prime ministers of the federal states of Germany. Nursery schools and primary schools will remain closed for the time being. Yes, a roadmap is being drawn up so that those students who face selectivity exams this year or next can return to classrooms from May 4.Of course, the German head of state was blunt about all kinds of mass events. As Merkel stressed, those public events that gather a large number of people in a small space will continue to be prohibited until August 31. In this way, the Bundesliga is affected not only in the current season, but probably also during the next course. “The Bundesliga was not a topic today“Acknowledged the Prime Minister of Bavaria Markus Söder. Competition plans to meet again on April 23 to decide on a resumption of the German first and second division. “Our goal has to be to decipher infection chains,” explained Merkel, whose government will continue to focus on carrying out as many tests as possible, Main reason why mortality (3,500) in Germany is so low with respect to the number of infected (133,000). As for borders, they will continue to be controlled at accesses from Austria, France, Luxembourg, Denmark and Switzerland. The Teutonic authorities were surprised to announce that all kinds of gastronomic spaces will remain closed but, at the same time, they may open hairdressers in early May if they comply with a series of specific measures. “It is a fragile beginning of success”, concluded Merkel.last_img read more

Petro Gazz spills BaliPure; Banko-Perlas grounds Pocari-Air Force

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “We had a game plan for our opponents and the girls stuck to it,” said coach Jerry Yee in Filipino.In the first game, Iriga-Navy averted a mid-match collapse to defeat Tacloban, 25-9, 21-25, 26-28, 25-21, 15-13, for its first win in the quarterfinals.The Lady Oragons appeared on track for an easy day in the office after handily taking the first set.But that was until the Fighting Warays fought back to take the next two frames that set the stage for a thrilling back-and-forth down the stretch.“We really worked hard on staying positive the whole time after we broke down,” said Macy Ubben, Iriga’s import.ADVERTISEMENT The Perlas Spikers fell behind, 13-20, in the third frame before launching an all-out offensive to register their second straight win and inch a game closer to the semifinals.BanKo-Perlas also denied Pocari outright entry to the semifinals while taking the quarterfinals lead. The Lady Warriors absorbed their first loss in three matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn the nightcap, Petro Gazz hammered out a similar shutout after whipping BaliPure-National U, 25-23, 25-18, 25-14, to also bolster its semifinal hopes.Down by three early in the third set, the Angels went on a scoring run to grab a 22-11 lead. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MPBL warns Parks after controversial statements MOST READ The 26-year-old spiker hit the tying spike (13-all) and the go-ahead block on Tacloban top gun Jovielyn Prado (14-13) in the deciding set.“We really focused on our job out there and the rest took care of itself,” added Ubben. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES BanKo-Perlas dominated the first two sets before thwarting the comeback of Pocari-Air Force in the third en route to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-22, victory Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference quarterfinals at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Guyana, Indonesia to explore trade, investment opportunities

first_imgThe Republic of Indonesia is interested in investing in Guyana, particularly in the areas of value-added manufacturing, agro-processing, and the sugar industry.Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, accompanied by Indonesia’s Ambassador to Guyana, Dominicus Supratikto, paid a courtesy call on President David Granger at State House over the weekend, and made this disclosure when she met the President.The Guyanese Head of State highlighted the longstanding good relations between the two nations, while adding that the visit forms the basis for strengthening ties between the two countries, which share a common history of colonization.President Granger also took the opportunity to express condolences to the Government and people of Indonesia on the loss of lives that occurred during a terrorist attack in that country on May 13.Minister Marsudi declared that her country is seeking to improve relations with Guyana, and said she looks forward to Guyana’s participation in the Indonesia Trade Exposition slated for later this year.Guyana and Indonesia established diplomatic relations on August 27, 1999. However, prior to that, the two countries had been involved in engagements within the Non-Aligned Movement, which Guyana joined in 1970.last_img read more

Trotman, Broomes rush to aid of distressed RUSAL workers

first_imgThe coalition Government has established a task force to ensure workers of the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) are not adversely affected by recent sanctions affecting parent company Russia Aluminum (Rusal).Minister Raphael Trotman addressing Rusal workersNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman on Wednesday visited Rusal (Guyana operations), located in Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to deliver the assurances first-hand to workers. Rusal Guyana is a majority shareholder in BCGI and a subsidiary of Rusal.“We are here to assure you that we are not going to see your jobs just go aside. We are going to be fighting,” Minister Trotman told workers. He announced that a task force headed by Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, will be leading this effort.A proposal was made to Cabinet on Tuesday to establish the task force which would address the “crisis that could come” and address general company workers’ relations.Last week, the United States Treasury Department announced sanctions against Rusal which would effectively ban the company from conducting business in American currency. The sanctions were to take effect in June but this week the Treasury Department announced it is pushing back the deadline to October 23, 2018, to give American companies time to wind down business with Rusal.The task force is a cautionary measure and includes Finance Minister Winston Jordan, Members of Parliament Jermaine Figueira and Audwin Rutherford, General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU) Lincoln Lewis, and the Department of Labour.“Rusal, the company, the management and its workers have to find a way to work together to save this industry. The Government of Guyana has a duty to stand and work with you to save your jobs,” Minister Trotman said.Minister Broomes also gave assurances to workers that the task force will work in their best interest. “Just know the reason for the task force is not to sit down and take information but to come up with solutions,” Minister Broomes said.GBGWU’s General Secretary, Lewis, echoed the Minister’s sentiments and called for collaboration between workers and the company to further the task force’s work. “It is for you to give the Government the mandate as to the way forward. The Government representatives … have made the point that the Government is not prepared to leave you in the wilderness but to stand with you,” he said.Managing Director of BCGI, Valerii Vinokurov, explained that the mining operations had halted operations following the announcement of the sanctions. Rusal Guyana will now resume work after being stalled for some 10 days. He added that contractor, Oldendorff Carriers, will also continue its work with the company.Additionally, BCGI is working with the Bank of Guyana to open accounts in Euro currency to continue operations, “I want to assure you there is nothing to be afraid of. Rusal company is not going anywhere, we will continue to work and produce here in Guyana,” Vinokurov assured through a translator.last_img read more

Tottenham transfer latest: Marseille star IN, Clinton N’Jie OUT?

first_imgMarseille are prepared to sell Tottenham Georges-Kevin N’Koudou in a deal which sees Clinton N’Jie move the other way.The French club have reluctantly agreed to sell the winger for £10m but want to secure a replacement for the France Under-21 international.N’Jie endured a frustrating debut campaign in the Premier League for Spurs after suffering a knee injury in December and he made just one appearance following his return to fitness in March.And, according to L’Equipe, Marseille are eager to land the Cameroon international as part of the deal for N’Koudou.Having already lost Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea, the French club are on the lookout for a forward and see N’Jie as viable option. 1 Georges-Kevin N’Koudou in action for Marseille last_img


first_imgCeltic boss Neil Lennon has given Jim McGuinness the go ahead to help Donegal retain the Sam Maguire.McGuinness and LennonThe Celtic manager told McGuinness to concentrate on helping Donegal retain the All-Ireland over the next couple of months.McGuiness works as a performance consultant with the Glasgow club, but Armagh man Lennon, has given McGuiness the go ahead to devote all his time to the All Ireland Championship. “I see Jim every day when he’s here. He sits basically just outside my office. I had a good long chat with him when I came back from Portugal,” Lennon told the Irish Daily Star.“Basically, I’d like Jim to be a little less involved because I’d like him to concentrate on Donegal for the time being and as we’re getting into the teeth of the season round October and November Jim can really do his stuff again.“We’re really happy with the stuff he’s bringing to the younger lads – we’ll see the benefits of that in a year or two’s time.”CELTIC BOSS GIVES McGUINNESS THE GO AHEAD TO GET SAM! was last modified: July 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CelticdonegalJim McGuinnessNeil LennonSam Maguirelast_img read more