San Jose Sharks post-game video: Pete DeBoer credits fast start and defense for win in Game 1 of NHL Playoffs

first_imgSan Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said a fast start and solid defense helped propel the team to a 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of their first-round series in the NHL playoffs.The Sharks struck first in initial period with Joe Pavelski knocking in a goal after it bounced off his face. The team scored three goals in the second period before capping it off with a final goal in the third. Vegas trailed throughout as Mark Stone had its two scores.The Sharks defense limited …last_img

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Abu Salem and Arun Gawli live life on their own terms in jail

first_imgAbu SalemA remote prison on the fringes of the city holds the only two crime lords Mumbai Police has collared: Abu Salem alias ‘Captain’ and Arun Gawli alias ‘Daddy’. The star inmates share little in common except a lengthy criminal record and a mutual loathing of Dawood Ibrahim’s Karachi-based crime,Abu SalemA remote prison on the fringes of the city holds the only two crime lords Mumbai Police has collared: Abu Salem alias ‘Captain’ and Arun Gawli alias ‘Daddy’. The star inmates share little in common except a lengthy criminal record and a mutual loathing of Dawood Ibrahim’s Karachi-based crime syndicate. That could be the reason why deported gangster Salem, 44, and Mumbai’s only resident don Gawli, 60, chat occasionally in the open spaces within the 20-foot-high walls of Taloja Jail. Gawli was shifted here in 2009, Salem a year later. Located off the Mumbai-Pune expressway, nearly 50 km from the city centre, the prison was inaugurated in 2008 in a distant rocky crop of hills. Since then, the long arm of Mumbai’s real estate-a signature sprawl of 20-storey apartment blocks-has begun snaking towards the prison boundary.As the newest destination for the city’s undertrials, Taloja Jail was meant to decongest the Arthur Road Jail in Byculla, bursting with over 2,100 prisoners, more than double its designated capacity. The jail, which takes its name from a village nearby, is still under construction and will accommodate 2,427 prisoners when it is completed in two years. For now, it has 867 inmates, including Somali pirates, Bangladeshi migrants, members of the Indian Mujahideen and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) as well as eight accused in the September 2007 Malegaon blast case including Lt-Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, 39. It has members of the Bharat Nepali, Ashwin Naik and Salem gangs. Salem and Gawli, however, are the stars.Click here to EnlargeA Maharashtra home department official says the state government always sends Dawood gang rivals to Taloja to avoid showdowns in Arthur Road Jail. However, the bifurcation has helped the gangsters virtually run their activities from behind bars. Arthur Road Jail is close to Dawood’s den in Nagpada; it’s easy for the gangsters’ couriers to pass on his messages to the prisoners. Taloja Jail is close to Dawood’s rival Chhota Rajan’s stronghold, Navi Mumbai. Rajan’s trusted aide D.K. Rao was sent here instead of Arthur Road Jail after his arrest in journalist Jyotirmoy Dey’s murder case in 2011. However, the others arrested in the case, including prime accused Satish Kalia, a sharpshooter of the Rajan gang, are lodged in the Arthur Road Jail.Taloja Jail features double-storeyed ‘anda’ high-security cells-thus called for their circular shape. Each floor has 50 10×5 cells. Salem inhabits one of these. Former Taloja inmates such as Irfan Ali (pseudonym) recall meetings between Salem and Gawli as being hot on the jail grapevine. “Simply because there was little else to do. No satellite TV, no movies, everybody watched everyone else,” says the property dealer from Thane who recently served a six-month term in a cheating case. “You get the idea how different the dons are from the way they dress,” he says. Salem stills looks the way he did when he got off the flight that brought him back from Portugal in 2005: Impeccably dressed in jeans, T-shirt, white sneakers and, unusually for humid Mumbai, a dark velvet jacket. Gawli, the earthy don who is known to have never set foot outside India, sports white kurta pyjamas and his trademark Gandhi topi.advertisementArun GawliBoth lord over tiny empires in prison. Salem has two gang members with him. Gawli, arrested within days of the March 2008 murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlesh Jamsandikar, has six gang members for company. Ali says Gawli is particular about his health, but with no major ailments warranting his shifting to a government hospital, he spends most of his time in one of the barracks doubling as a hospital, being ‘treated’ for minor ailments. He is guarded by his henchmen including Dinesh Narkar, a tall, well-built man, and spends most of his time smoking hashish smuggled into the prison by human couriers. Salem, on the other hand, smokes only imported Marlboros. He works out regularly in his cell and plays badminton, a court-granted privilege. He walks in the prison with a touch-me-not menace, ignoring the salutations of fellow inmates. He once snarled “Goli yahaan khayega ya bahar khayega? (Do you want to be shot inside or outside the prison?)” at a jail staffer who asked him to hurry up a meeting with his lawyer in the common meeting area.Yet it was an aluminum spoon that landed Salem in Taloja Jail. Gangster Mustafa Dossa slashed Salem’s face with the improvised prison weapon in the Arthur Road Jail in July 2010. The man who prides himself on his movie-star looks briefly appeared with a bandaged face. The attack on Salem was not a stray one. Two criminals, John D’Souza and Azgar Ali Mehendi, were killed in the jail in 2006 and 2007 respectively. In September 2010, Salem’s aide Mehendi Hassan, an accused in the Pradeep Jain murder case, was attacked in Arthur Road Jail by two undertrials. In January this year, a murder accused, Akram Khan, was beaten to death by another inmate.advertisementIt is not known what sparked the argument, but Dossa and Salem were instantly separated: Salem to Taloja and Dossa, deported from Dubai in 2003 for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, to the humbler Thane prison. Police officials believe the argument was a set-up, meant to move the two high-profile gangsters away from the blinding glare of India’s most famous prisoner: Ajmal Amir Kasab. Ever since the sole surviving gunman of the November 26, 2008, Mumbai attack arrived, the colonial prison has been under heightened scrutiny and security, stifling the gang bosses’ lifestyle. While Gawli is known to pay for services within the prison-his gang is still active in central Mumbai-Salem has stridently refused to pay the estimated Rs 1 lakh per month for special privileges, including meals from outside twice a day. A lawyer who knows Gawli well reveals that the gangster has informants everywhere in and outside the jail premises. “Be it a vada pav vendor or a tea stall proprietor, everyone is loyal to Gawli,” he says.Jail is the safest place for gangsters to run their syndicate, says a well-known criminal lawyer who has handled several high-profile gangsters. Their modus operandi is very simple. A gang member deliberately commits a crime and refuses bail. Eventually, he is lodged in the same jail where his master is. He takes instructions and contacts from his boss, secures bail in two or three days, comes out of the jail and executes the supari (contract) he has taken. “Salem and Gawli have also adopted the same tactic. That is why their operations are in full swing from behind bars,” the lawyer says.”Salem has only two cases pending against him in the Delhi High Court. He will be free soon, in two or three years,” predicts his former lawyer Ashok Saraogi. “He has time on his side,” he says. Salem discontinued Saraogi’s services in 2008 following differences. Salem wanted to contest the 2007 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections by floating his own party. He suspected that Saraogi was serving his own political ambitions in his client’s name. Saraogi, however, refutes the charge. “Salem could not contest the election because he was not a voter in the state. His name was removed from the voting list soon after he fled Mumbai.”A school dropout, Salem hawked electronics at a departmental store in Andheri, Mumbai, in the 1990s and began work as a courier for the Dawood gang before parting ways in 1998 after a turf war with another Dawood lieutenant, Chhota Shakeel. Salem has spent an estimated Rs 40 lakh in legal fees in the past few years. He has generated the cash through hawala transactions for some influential politicians. “When he was deported in 2005, Salem entered into a pact with one of the leading investigative agencies in India. The agency agreed not to give him third-degree treatment in the jail in lieu of his destroying evidence against the politicians’ hawala rackets,” a senior officer told india today. The “friends and well wishers” are still bearing the expenses of his legal case.advertisement”Gawli is safest in prison,” says Billu, a police informant in his early 30s. “Understand his psyche. This is a gangster petrified of death. He once refused to step out of a police van during a drive of over 200 km from Pune’s Yerwada Jail to Mumbai because he feared he would be shot in an encounter. In October 2004, when he was contesting an election from Chinchpokli as an independent, Gawli had refused to cast his own vote fearing senior police inspector Vijay Salaskar posted outside his home would kill him in an encounter. Gawli is known to stay alert in Taloja. He stands with his back to the wall when his cell is being cleaned. Having spent over two decades in prison, he knows the four walls are not safe.”State Home Minister R.R. Patil had admitted in the Legislative Council in March that there was inadequate security in the state’s prisons. “The jails in the state are over populated. Some jails are very old and need to be repaired,” he said.With curbs on police recruitment, the demand for higher security is unlikely to be met anytime soon. In effect, the crime lords will continue to rule in prison till they are freed.last_img read more

Akhilesh unveils logo of Crossbow Shooting Association

first_imgAgra, Mar 17 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today unveiled the logo and jersey design and launched a website of Crossbow Shooting Association of India at the Eklavya stadium here.At the event, Yadav said his government has done a lot for the welfare of sportspersons and taken concrete steps to promote sports and provided infrastructural support.Crossbow shooting, renamed as Deshi Dhanush, has a bright future in the state and measures are being initiated to encourage the new sport in a big way, the chief minister said.He praised the efforts of Rajat and Hina Viz of Agra for winning laurels at the international level and bringing the sport to the city. PTI COR SMNlast_img

WWE SmackDown: Miz throws ‘baby’ at Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe attacks Styles

first_imgThe Miz and Maryse returned to SmackDown LIVE with their new reality show, “Miz & Mrs.”and treated the audience to the premiere with the company of their baby Monroe Sky.The Miz & Maryse rejoiced over their new show, but before the party could reach full force, Daniel Bryan hijacked the proceedings by showing a video of Miz’s career lowlights entitled “Miz and Misses” and then hit the scene and took out the security guards keeping tabs on the event. Bryan then made a beeline for the ring, but he stopped short of attacking The A-Lister because he was holding his sleeping baby.However, in a shocking moment, Miz then tossed the baby at Bryan, who caught it, revealing it to be a doll. The confusion gave Miz the opening to drop his rival with the Skull-Crushing Finale before getting back on the microphone to insult Bryan and still find the time to promote “Miz & Mrs.”Samoa Joe challenges AJ Styles for WWE Championship WWE Champion AJ Styles and SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige communed in the ring to reveal Styles’ next challenger for SummerSlam. The Phenomenal One spoke on how excited he is for WWE Evolution, the importance of his title reign and how he was ready to write another epic chapter to his story at SummerSlam, regardless of who he faces. From there, Styles signed the contract, ready for whoever would challenge him at The Biggest Event of the Summer.However, before the drumroll could get going and the WWE Universe could find out, James Ellsworth arrived to claim that he was the rightful challenger for the WWE Title at The Biggest Event of the Summer since he had beaten Styles three times. With Paige and Styles greatly perplexed by Ellsworth’s arrival, the SmackDown GM quickly brought a snippy Ellsworth down to earth, informing him that not only would he not be challenging for the championship at SummerSlam, but that, in fact, he was fired.advertisementA shocked Ellsworth was then dragged away by security, and with Styles distracted by the shenanigans, he never saw Samoa Joe enter the ring from behind. The Samoan Submission Machine viciously blindsided The Phenomenal One with a barrage of strikes before locking in the Coquina Clutch, then signing the contract for the title match.Other results: The New Day defeated SAnitY to advance to the finals of the SummerSlam Tag Team Championship TournamentAndrade “Cien” Almas defeated RusevBecky Lynch defeated Carmella to earn SmackDown Women’s Championship Match at SummerSlamAsuka defeated Billie Kay(With inputs from WWE)last_img read more

UPDATED Load restrictions on Peace Region roads going in to effect this

first_img75% Legal Axle LoadingBeatton River Airport Rd, from Alaska Hwy 97N north to end of roadBeryl Prairie Road 715R from intersection with Canyon Drive to Beryl Prairie Road 118Beryl Prairie Road 118 from intersection with Beryl Prairie Road 715R  to the endBuick Creek Road 154Cypress Creek Road 187Farrell Creek Road 115, from intersection with Hwy 29N to Harasymyk RoadGraham River Road 123Milligan Creek Road 137 from North Pine 259 to PeejayMontney Highway Rd 254 from Alaska Hwy 97N east to 281 RdMontney Highway Rd 281 from 254 Rd north to 256 RdMontney Highway Rd 256 from 281 Rd east to Prespatou Rd 275Road 265A (100th Street) from 85th Avenue south to Mason Road 240Rose Prairie Road 101 from Road 260 north to Prespatou Road 193Siphon Creek Road 184Schwalm Road 106 from intersection with Cassidy Road 238U to the endTank Farm Road 249 from Baldonnel Road to intersection with Cassidy Road 238UUpper Halfway Road 117, from km 54.1 to the endBackroad Road 206M (from Pederson Road 215 east to Berry Road 213A)Berry Road 213A (from Pederson Road 206M to Road 206D)Bessbourough Road 212 (from Highway 97 west to Mason/Semple Road 237)Briar Ridge Road 4 (from Highway 2 to Highway 49)Braden Road 22 (from Highway 97S to Highway 97N)Burbee Road 12D (from Jackfish Road 12, east for 300m)Jackfish Lake Road 12 (from Burbee Road 12D to Boysen Road 69A)Old Alaska Highway Road 64 (from Highway 97N (north end) to Triangle Road 25) Old Alaska Highway Road 64 (from intersection with 97N (South end) to km 3.7)One Island Lake Road 18 (from Highway 52E to Km 20.8)Pederson Road 215 (from Highway 2 to Backroad Road 206M)Pulp Mill Road 1A (from Highway 97S to West Coast Pipeline)Triangle Rd 25 (from Old Alaska Highway Road 64 to West Coast Road 235)100% Legal Axle Loading103A Airport Road from Underpass Road 255 to Swanson Lumber Road 25985th Avenue (Holloway Road # 240A) from Old Fort Road to 100th Street240 Crossover Rd from 269 to Old Fort RdBaldonnel 107 Rd from Und! erpass 255 Rd to Tank Farm 249 RdBeatton/ Montney Road 271, from Highway 97 north to Montney Highway 254Cecil Lake Road 103 from intersection with Rose Prairie Road 101 to Alberta borderCanyon Drive 520R, from intersection with Highway 29N to W.A.C. Bennett DamClayhurst Road 111 from Cecil Lake Road 103 south for 19.7 km to intersection with Ferry Road 110.Doig Road 188East Bypass Road 146, from the Fort St John city limits to the Rose Prairie 101 Rd.Ferry Road 110 from the intersection with Clayhurst Road 111 south 10.5 km to the Moose Mouth Bridge.Fort Nelson Airport Connector Road 504AGrandhaven Road 242, from Alaska Highway 97 to Riverview Road 269Montney Highway Rd 256 from Prespatou Rd 275 to Rose Prairie Rd 101Montney South Road 121 from Rose Prairie Road 101 west and north to Beatton/ Montney Road 271North Pine Road 259, from Road 260 to Milligan Creek Road 137Old Fort Road 148 from Alaska Highway 97 south to Howe PitPrespatou Road 193, from Montney Highway 256 north to Triad Road 169A/ Mile 30 Road 169Riverview Road 269, from Alaska Highway 97 south to end of public roadRose Prairie Road 101 from Fort St John city limits to intersection with Road 260Sikanni Chief Road 517Swanson Lumber Road 259, from the Fort St John city limits to the intersection with the Airport Road 103AToews Road 246Underpass Road 255, from Alaska Highway 97 to Road 103AUpper Halfway Road 117, from Alaska Highway 97 to km 54.1Wilson Road 260A, from Rose Prairie Road 101 to Road 259West Bypass Road 145, from the Fort St John city limits to Rose Prairie Road 101Bessbourough Road 212 (from Highway 97 west to Mason/Semple Road 237)Cosins Road 213C (from Highway 49 north for 400m)Dangerous Goods Route Road 94East Arras Road 41A (from intersection of 97S to Pumphouse Access Road 208C)Fabric 84 Road (from highway 97S to end)Hasler Road 26Imperial Accesss Road 210 (from Washington Road 221 east to North Rolla Road 219)Jackfish Lake Road 12 (from Highway 29N to Burbee Road)Johnson Road 232C (from Highway 97 east for 1.8km)Lowe Road 200LMagusin Road 245W (from Highway 97N south to the bridge just south of Parkland Road 7)Mason/Semple Road 237McQueens Road 210 ! (from North Rolla Road 219 east to Rolla Road 3)Old Alaska Highway Road 64 (from Highway 97N (north end) to Triangle Road 25)Old Alaska Highway Road 64 (from intersection with 97N (South end) to km 3.7)Pumphouse Access Road 208CRanson Road 33Rolla Road 3Sweetwater Road 6 (from North Rolla Road 219 to Rolla Road 3)Washington Road 221 (from Highway 97 to Imperial Access Road 210The following permanent restrictions are in effect year round:50% Legal Axle LoadingMile 30 Road 169 from Kvile Rd 169C West to the Beatton River Rd 151Triad Road 169A from Reimer Rd 171 East to the end of the right of wayOld Fort Rd 148 from Howe Pit to the Old Fort Loop 616BFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Officials with the B.C. Ministry of Transportation are warning motorists in Northeast B.C. to be prepared for upcoming load restrictions on area roads.Peace District Transportation Manager Katherine Styba issued a statement saying that load restrictions may be placed on all highways in the South Peace, North Peace and Fort Nelson areas in the near future with short notice. The possible restrictions will limit vehicles to 100 percent, 75 percent, 70 percent, or 50 percent of legal axle loading, as allowed under the Commercial Transport Act Regulations. UPDATE: The Ministry of Transportation says that load restrictions will be put in place on the following routes effective Sunday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. The load restrictions will be in place daily between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.All Provincial Numbered Routes, paved or gravel – 100% Legal Axle LoadingAll Provincial Side Roads, paved or gravel – 70% Legal Axle Loading except as listed below: The Peace River Regional District said that overweight permits will not be granted, and all term overweight permits will be invalid for the duration of the restrictions.At present time, the only load restriction in effect is on the Northleaf SYD Road from kilometre marker 8.4 to kilometre 188. Loads will be restricted to 75 percent of legal axle loading from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 100 percent legal axle loading is still permitted from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.last_img read more

What BCs LNG megaproject means for two proposed Nova Scotia facilities

first_imgBoth companies say the decision by five partners _ a consortium of state-owned and private investors _ to move forward with LNG Canada’s $40-billion joint venture in Kitimat, B.C., bodes well for major resource projects in the country.But energy consultant Tom Adams says the British Columbia development makes the prospects of a Nova Scotia LNG facility in the near future less likely.He says there is a finite global market for LNG, and that if the B.C. project moves ahead it weakens other projects.“Every time there is a new entrant it puts competitive pressure on all the other proposals,” the independent Toronto-based analyst said.Adams says the “really big boys” have invested in B.C. _ Royal Dutch Shell, Mitsubishi Corp., the Malaysian-owned Petronas, PetroChina Co. and Korean Gas Corp. _ but the Nova Scotia proposals have yet to attract the same calibre of investors.“The majors have by and large stayed out of it, and I think that’s another indication of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the development plans,” he said. “It’s another reason for my continued skepticism with respect to LNG in Nova Scotia.” However, Goldboro LNG has managed to secure a customer.Uniper SE, a German energy firm, has signed a 20-year off-take agreement for half of Goldboro’s permitted output, a coup for the Nova Scotia project. The contract comes with a German government-backed debt guarantee.Mark Brown, vice-president, business development for Pieridae Energy, the firm developing Goldboro LNG, says the B.C. project is good for the entire industry.“Given the global nature of the industry, it sends a positive message to the world that Canada is back,” he said in an email, noting that the Goldboro project is aiming for a final investment decision in the first quarter of 2019. HALIFAX, N.S. – Some see it as a signal of investor confidence in liquefied natural gas megaprojects. Others say it could edge out less competitive LNG proposals in Canada.Either way, final approval of a massive LNG project in northern British Columbia has renewed interest in the fate of two projects slated for Canada’s East Coast.Bear Head LNG, a subsidiary of Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd., has a site on the Strait of Canso while Goldboro LNG, a Pieridae Energy Canada project, is adjacent to the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore.center_img Meanwhile, Micah Hirschfield with LNG Ltd., the proponent of Bear Head LNG, says the Kitimat investment increases the viability of exporting Canada’s stranded natural gas resource from both the West Coast to Asia and the East Coast to Europe.“The amount of gas being used by LNG Canada barely scratches the surface of the more than 300 years of stranded gas supply that the resource has,” he said in an email.“Both Western Canadian producers and European customers recognize the importance of being able to export Canadian gas from both coasts and we continue to progress and remain committed to bringing LNG from Bear Head to the global energy market.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more