Red Wings’ Tyler Bertuzzi suspended two games for punch on Avalanche’s Matt Calvert

first_imgThe Department of Player Safety determined that a two-game suspension was fitting due to the nature of unsportsmanlike conduct and roughing, and Bertuzzi’s clean history of conduct. No penalty was given for the punch and Calvert remained in the game. Bertuzzi has nine goals and 16 points this season, which are both tied for the third most on the Red Wings. He will miss their games against division rivals Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi received a two-game suspension for his “unsportsmanlike conduct and roughing” on Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Monday.In a 2-0 loss on Sunday night, Bertuzzi and other Red Wings players grabbed Calvert’s stick while sitting on the bench. Bertuzzi punched Calvert in the head as he was trying to get his stick back. last_img read more

Villa retain second spot as Mbarara and Masavu play out one all draw

first_img Tags: Azam UPLkirinya jssmasavu FCmbarara city fconuparaka fcSC VillaURA FC Martin Kizza scored his ninth goal of the season on WednesdayAzam Uganda Premier LeagueWednesday 02-05-2018: RESULTS.SC Villa 2-0 Kirinya JSSMasavu 1-1 Mbarara CityOndupraka 0-0 URASC Villa moved back to second on the Azam Uganda Premier League table after  2-0 win over Kirinya JSS on Wednesday.Martin Kizza put the Joogos ahead at Masaka Recreation Stadium with a well taken penalty inside eight minutes of play after Kirinya defender Allan Drajua was adjudged by referee Aisha Ssemmambo to have handled the ball in the area.A few minutes later, Allan Kyambadde beat Kirinya-Jinja SS offside trap on the right racing towards goal before squaring the ball to an unmarked Kizza, but the club’s leading scorer opted to control the ball the ball instead of tapping-in.However, it was not long before SC Villa doubled their lead. Kyambadde broke on the left and fired a ground shot that Kirinya’s goalkeeper Didi Muhammad punched right into George Ssenkaba’s path and the forward tapped in the easiest of rebounds.With the three points earned, the Joogos returned to second place with 53 points from 26 matches. Their next outing is against relegation fighting UPDF on Saturday, May 5 at Bombo Military Stadium while Kirinya-Jinja SS will play host to Masavu on the same day.For Kirinya, they remained fifth on the log with 38 points from 27 games.In Entebbe, Masavu and Mbarara City Football clubs shared the spoils in a one all stalemate during a Uganda Premier League duel played at the Fisheries Training Institute, Bugonga.The Masavu-Mbarara game was halted twice in the second half by the referee due to violanceJust like it happened when Express hosted KCCA at Wankulukuku on Tuesday, the Masavu-Mbarara City game witnessed scenes of ugly incidents from fans that led to stoppage of the match twice in the second half.Mbarara’s Nigerian forwardt Emmanuel Ibe Obinna converted a penalty in the 31st minute for the opening goal of the game.Ten minutes later, Masavu made amends through defender Ibrahim Pengere’s well timed header at the back post, beating goalkeeper Ali Kimera in the Ankole Lions’ goal.First, fans threw objects towards the second assistant referee in the 60th minute and 10 minutes later, about four fans ran to the field of play in an attempt to attack the center referee. Police was swiftly called in on both incidents to tame the situation.Masavu remains bottom lagged with 24 points off 27 outings while Mbarara City now have 28 points fromfrom the same number of games as they sit 12th on the  log.At the BetWay Green Light Stadium, URA’s new coach Sam Simbwa kicked off his career with the Taz Collectors with a goalless draw against Onduparaka.Simbwa who only took charge of the team last week saw his boys play their hearts out to registered their second successive draw in Arua.URA FC has drawn both of their visits to the BetWay GreenLight stadium (Photos by Agencies)Onduparaka consolidates fourth place with 42 points off 27 matches, in the club’s 9th draw of the season.For Simbwa’s charges,they remain 10th with 32 points.Next Matches:Friday, 4th May 2018Vipers Vs Police – St Mary’s Stadium, KitendeMaroons Vs Bright Stars – Luzira Prisons GroundComments last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Eureka boats finding salmon close to home

first_imgHaven’t seen your neighbor’s boat in the driveway lately? Co-workers not showing up to work or calling in sick?I’m pretty sure I know where they are.The red-hot salmon bite that’s happening inside Humboldt Bay and at the entrance has boats coming from far and wide, and lots of anglers playing hooky from work. And for good reason as the bite here is as good as anywhere in the state. It’s not just a big-boat show either – kayaks, drift boats, and boats of all shapes and sizes are getting in on …last_img

Jetstar eyes China expansion

first_imgJetstar boss Jayne Hrdlicka has the low-cost carrier group’s sights set on a good share of more than 1.8 billion travellers expected to enter the rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific travel market over the next 20 years.She wants to make Jetstar the region’s LCC of choice and sees China as a big opportunity.Jetstar moved quickly to establish links to Asia after it was founded 12 years ago and now has operations or partnerships in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Japan and Singapore. It faces aggressive competition from the likes of AirAsia and Singapore Airlines offshoots Scoot and Tiger Air.Hrdlicka told attendees at the CAPA Australia-Pacific Aviation Forum in Brisbane  that the Jetstar Group now had a fleet of 127 aircraft flying to 80 destinations and revenue of more than $4.5 billion, ranking it as one of the top five low-cost carriers around the world.“So we are doing well, but we are not satisfied with where we stand,’’ she said. “We are competing in the most dynamic aviation markets in the world, so that we know that standing still effectively means falling behind.’’In addition to its big presence in Australia and New Zealand, Hrdlicka said it had a strong and growing position in Japan and had just finished one of its best years yet in Singapore, where connections with 26 partners was seeing the brand go from “strength to strength”.“And there is Vietnam — the fastest growing economy and aviation market in the region,’’ she said. “Our dual brand relationship with Vietnam Airlines puts us in a  unique position, which we are very happy about.’’The group’s fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s completed the network by connecting Australia to South-East Asia and North Asia, Hrdlicka said.She acknowledged that smaller LCCs were forming new alliances in to replicate the scale and marketing clout of the bigger players but noted Jetstar had a 12-yrear head start when it came to forming partnerships and it was something it was good at doing.“We believe the future of the Asian LCC market is going to be owned by brands that people know and trust,’’ she said. “Brands that offer a seamless booking experience, a broad network and an to tailor what you get on board.“In other words, brands that provide the next generation of Asian travellers with the ability to realise their travel aspirations in the way that works best for them.’’Vowing to stay true to Jetstar’s low-cost fundamentals, Hrdlicka said the airline would also continue to think disruptively to  challenge aviation and low-cost carrier fundamentals.She said disruption was at the heart of the group’s culture and this had been demonstrated with strategies such as the decisions to expand the brand into Asia, the decision to take it long-haul and then to codeshare with full service carriers.It would also be guided by three core principles of focusing on customers, harnessing new technologies and leading with new business models. She rejected the idea that low fares meant shabby service and said a revamped approach to training would see 3500 staff go through a new course by the end of this financial year.New technology required capital expenditure but lowered costs in the long run and resulted in a better travel experience.Jetstar was the first LCC to introduce online chat services, was pioneering straight- to- gate check-in at Singapore’s Changi Airport and was fully automating its airports like it had with Terminal 4 in Melbourne.It had also overhauled its websites to make them cleaner, more responsive and enjoyable as part of an initiative called Smart Retailing.last_img read more

VBrick Plays for Video Content Management in the Enterprise

first_imgRelated Posts VBrick is banking on its ability to offer a more complete content management system than its competitors. Here’s a glance at what it offers customers:Zoning: Defining zones to dynamically direct users to video, while preventing them from pulling multiple video streams over low-bandwidth WAN links.Scaling: VBrick offers a “reflector appliance,” installed at the network edge. The idea is to provide a service that can scale for a company of any size. These reflector appliances include software that compresses video after it is encoded from analog to digital format. The video is then distributed to the multiple devices available to users, including the desktop, mobile devices, and digital signs.Management: Live and on-demand video is on the uptick. VBrick maintains that its system is designed to manage the multiple types of video content that are increasingly used by companies in all facets of their operation.UI: Advanced search features and the ability to integrate with existing presentation software programs.One hurdle for VEMS may be price. VBrick claims that it comes in lower than Cisco, but a single server runs upwards of $15,000. Enterprise deployment could easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. A core part of VBrick’s offering is integration with third-party providers. VBrick is extending its integration with a new plugin for IBM Lotus Sametime. The plugin allows users to integrate video into instant messaging and Web conferencing environments.VBrick is ranked by Frost and Sullivan as the market leader in the video enterprise market. But the competition is not slowing down. With Cisco making a run, VBrick will have to leverage its strength all the more to provide a platform for the global enterprise. This means having superior bandwidth optimization, the ability to scale, further third-party integrations, and an intuitive UI. And all of this while keeping its price in check with the market. Tags:#enterprise#Products alex williams The big plays being made for video in the enterprise are leading to all sorts of issues of how to scale with distribution, archiving, and optimization – without creating a huge burden on the overall network.So, it is interesting to hear VBrick Systems‘ announcement today of its Enterprise Media System (VEMS). VEMS has the capability to distribute webcasts, on-demand video and rich media throughout the enterprise. The announcement comes less than a week after Cisco showed its deep commitment to the video enterprise market with its acquisition of Tandberg, a Norwegian video conferencing company that also happens to be one of VBrick’s partners.VBrick sees itself as the hardware and software provider of a “unified” communications system that optimizes bandwidth to route users across a network. Users are zoned by region, which keeps the numerous networked applications that are managed within the enterprise from being affected. This feature and its UI may be VBrick’s differentiators. VBrick’s system is already in place at Vodafone, the mobile telecommunications company with 79,000 employees in 27 countries.What we really see with the VBrick announcement is the emergence of video content management systems with all sorts of technology options that had not previously been as much of an issue for enterprise customers. Frost and Sullivan (registration reqired) illustrates how video in the enterprise has become an increasingly complex sector: 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Ateneo sweeps first round, outlasts La Salle

first_imgUP suffers big blow with injury to Manzo in loss to NU For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Good thing we shot the ball in the first quarter and that gave us the cushion that we needed in the fourth.”Ateneo had a 59-48 lead late in the third quarter but the Green Archers managed to cut it to one, 63-62, heading into the fourth after mounting a 14-4 run.Nieto had a team-high 16 points to go along with two steals for the Blue Eagles while Anton Asistio added 14 points, 12 of which came from beyond the arc.Ricci Rivero led the Green Archers with 19 points while Mbala had an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT Matt Nieto came through in the clutch for Ateneo tapping away Kib Montalbo’s inbound pass before hitting two free throws to win the game with 3.9 seconds leftMontalbo threw a last-second heave that was way off.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAteneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said his team was fortunate enough that they had a good start. The Eagles led, 28-16, after the first period before the Archers attempted several rallies and almost took the victory.“There were times that La Salle looked like they wanted it more, especialy in the second and third quarters and it became a grind in the fourth,” said Arespacochaga. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo pulled off a first round sweep after taking down defending champion La Salle, 76-75, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles exacted revenge from last season’s championship round to finish the first half of the tournament with a 7-0 record while the Green Archers slipped to 5-2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

a month agoElliott impressive as Liverpool cruise past MK Dons

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Elliott impressive as Liverpool cruise past MK Donsby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Milton Keynes Dons to secure their place on the Carabao Cup fourth-round on Wednesday.James Milner opened the scoring thanks to a howler from MK Dons goalkeeper Stuart Moore.Ki-Jana Hoever scored his first goal professional goal for the club when he rose beautifully to header home Milner’s cross.Harvey Elliott became the youngest Liverpool player to start a competitive match for the club at 16 years and 174 days.The former Fulham midfielder was excellent and played alongside two other competitive debutants in Caoimhin Kelleher and Rhian Brewster. last_img

24 days agoMan Utd midfielder Matic remains a target for Inter Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Matic remains a target for Inter Milanby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic remains a target for Inter Milan.Calciomercato says with Matic’s deal at Old Trafford due for expiry in the summer, that Conte would be interested in a move for the Serbian if he was available on a free transfer. United do have the option to extend his current deal by another year but it remains unclear if the club intend to exercise their option. Matic is free to speak to clubs outside of England as early as January and while Inter are looking to end Juventus’ run of eight straight Serie A titles, they could reach a pre-contract agreement with Matic with a look ahead to 2020-21. last_img read more

Northwestern’s Chris Collins Accuses Mid-Majors Of Keeping Players From Summer School To Prevent Grad Transfers

first_imgChris Collins of Northwestern.Twitter/@PositiveCoachUSGrad transfers have become a huge part of every college basketball off-season. Many of the top mid-major players will now graduate early and leave for power programs for their final years. A number of coaches are against the practice, calling it “free agency” within the college game, and according to Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, mid-majors are now actively preventing players from graduating.Collins went on InsideNU’s “Pound the Talk” podcast to discuss the transfer issue. And now, what you’re having is — [former Drexel coach] Bruiser Flint lost his job because the best player in his league [Damion Lee], a week before school started, went to Louisville. He lost his job. So you know what’s happening now at all mid-major programs? They don’t let their kids go to summer school. They don’t let them get ahead. They won’t let ‘em graduate. Is that what upper level education is all about? Aren’t we still academic institutions? That want our kids to graduate?While this hasn’t been substantiated, if true, this is a pretty serious accusation from Collins. Whether or not you agree with the grad transfer rules as they currently stand, teams going out of their way to keep players from getting degrees as early as they can would be a pretty serious issue for the NCAA.[InsideNU]last_img read more

Senate unanimously adopts Neufeld motion supporting Trans Mountain

first_img“I was delighted when the Senate, as a whole, unanimously adopted my motion,” said Sen. Neufeld. “Senators of all stripes united their voices in support of this major energy infrastructure project that will benefit all of Canada.  It sends a strong message to the Prime Minister.”During debate, Senator Neufeld’s remarks focused on pipeline and tanker safety, two issues that have generated much attention since the pipeline was approved in November 2016. On April 24th, Neufeld and several other Senators will be hosting an event on Parliament Hill with industry leaders to increase public awareness.“I urge the Prime Minister and his government to provide real leadership on this matter.  He needs to remind the BC Government that Trans Mountain is the federal government’s responsibility,” added Neufeld. “He needs to tell Premier Horgan to step aside and cease this non-sense.  He needs to send a strong message to all Canadians that further delays, disruptions and disorder will not be tolerated.”The Senate will also soon begin debating Bill S-245, An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada. Introduced by Independent Alberta Senator Doug Black on February 15th, the Bill also seeks to ensure that the pipeline’s construction not be delayed any further. OTTAWA, O.N. – The Canadian Senate unanimously adopted a motion introduced by Senator Richard Neufeld urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “bring the full weight and power of his office to ensure that Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project gets completed on schedule” yesterday.Senior Neufeld gave the notice of motion on February 8th, two days after the Senate held an emergency debate on the current impasse between the B.C. and Alberta governments over the pipeline expansion.With the motion’s adoption last evening, all members of the Senate have united their voices asking Trudeau and his government to ensure that the expansion is completed on time. The Senate is also asking the Prime Minister’s commitment be “conveyed to the governments of British Columbia and Alberta in a manner that leaves no doubt as to the federal government’s determination to see the project become fully operational within the present timeline.”last_img read more