Ben Street and Wisconsin are looking to sweep the Huskies in St. Cloud.[/media-credit]Ben Street hasn’t scored a lot against St. Cloud State, but when he has, it’s made a difference.In 13 games against the Huskies, Street has just four goals and one assist. But every one of those goals either tied or won the game for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team. The Badgers will hope their captain can come through in the clutch again if need be when the team heads to St. Cloud this weekend for a two-game series.Street tallied two game-winners against SCSU in 2007-08, his last full season. Perhaps his biggest goal was an overtime winner in the WCHA Final Five third-place game in 2007 that gave UW a 4-3 win. While he’s certainly come up big before, the fifth-year senior is aware he’s had good and bad games at St. Cloud.“I’ve had pretty good success in their barn. Hopefully, I can keep that rolling. I’ve also had some stinker games there, too,” Street said. “So, hopefully, I can … be putting pucks in the net.”Wisconsin (6-3-1, 4-3-1 WCHA) will need Street and the rest of its experienced squad to be strong in a building it hasn’t played particularly well in. UW is just 5-6-1 in St. Cloud during current head coach Mike Eaves’ tenure. And though SCSU is just 4-4-2 overall, the Huskies are unbeaten at the National Hockey Center with a 2-0-2 mark.“We haven’t had much success, especially there. It’s up to us, we’ve got to play hard — they’re a team that is really skilled, really fast,” Street said. “If we turn the pucks over and aren’t finishing our checks, they’ll make us pay for it.”“I think St. Cloud’s been a good team — they beat (No. 2 North Dakota),” UW junior defenseman Brendan Smith said. “And after winning this (last) series, I think if we can just come in and keep our spirits high and come in and play well against St. Cloud — maybe take some points off them — that’s going to help our rankings.“And that’s the biggest thing, our rankings aren’t as high as we wish they would be.”Wisconsin is ranked just No. 15 in the USCHO.com poll, even after going 5-1 in its last six games. Three teams that have a record the same or worse than the Badgers are ranked higher than them. But UW’s recent play seems to indicate that the Huskies are in for a challenge come Friday, regardless of ranking.The Badgers are in the top five in the nation in shots on goal, fewest shots allowed, scoring by defensemen, scoring defense, scoring offense and scoring margin. UW is also first in the nation with 19 different Badgers registering a goal on the season.The only knock on Wisconsin’s recent success is that it has come within the friendly confines of the Kohl Center. This weekend will mark just the second road series for the Badgers this season. In its first trip, back in October, UW split a series with Minnesota State, winning 6-0 before a heartbreaking 3-2 loss in the Saturday game the team blames on itself.“But we took that lesson and we came home with a purpose,” Eaves said. “And I think those two games will help us going up to St. Cloud — there’s no question.”Since then, Wisconsin has outscored its opponents 27-12. After looking lost for the first two weeks of the season, UW seems to have found its identity at home and Street says that will carry through this weekend.UW was able to build its momentum by getting solid contributions from everyone in its lineup. In that respect, the Huskies are similar to the Badgers, as 18 of 22 SCSU skaters have at least one point on the season.St. Cloud has been decent offensively, even though its best forward, junior Garrett Roe, has just two goals on the season. Roe has four goals and five assists for his career against Wisconsin and scored 18 and 17 total goals in his first two seasons.“They have a lot of power up front, their forwards is where the strength of their team is and anybody can score,” Smith said of the Huskies. “We’re playing against good, skilled players (during practice) that are very offensive as well. So I think that that helps us out, especially in practice.”Although the players say they’re not trying to think too much about the upcoming series, Eaves thinks road success could be a big part of getting the team set up for March.“Going on the road, it’s a real challenge. And I think that it’s in those moments on the road that you come together as a team even more so,” Eaves said. “If you remember the year we won [the national title], we went through some tough times in Mankato, and that was the last piece of the puzzle in terms of our guys taking ownership of that team.”
Follow Southern California Newspaper Group reporters Kyle Goon and Mirjam Swanson as they cover the Lakers and Clippers in the NBA playoffs. Clippers, Mavericks Game 4 updates, social media reaction, video highlights … FINAL: Mavericks 135, Clippers 133, OT (Series tied, 2-2)Mavericks’ Luka Doncic buries Clippers at the OT buzzer in Game 4 OVERTIME Landry Shamet is so good— Garrett Chorpenning (@gachorpenning) August 23, 2020 Mavs take their largest lead of the game, 102-92 with 9:38 left Clippers getting mugged. How did Kawhi not get an And 1 on the dunk? He was pushed to the ground lmao. Then Zubac dunk attempt Luka yanked his arm. Refs starting bad.— Michael (@Clippersfan1986) August 23, 2020 Grown man jam to get us goin’💪🏾 @kawhileonard pic.twitter.com/KESFwcSvDb— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 23, 2020 Lou Will *AND IVICA ZUBAC with nine points. Clippers are shooting *17for 28 (60.7%). https://t.co/DWQZAuImsE— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) August 23, 2020FIRST [email protected]_Trece makes a play. @JMyke1 makes ’em pay. pic.twitter.com/0XH3Vrhrry— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 23, 2020 THIRD QUARTERThe Mavericks closed the quarter strong and lead 93-85 going to the fourth. Shocking turnaround. Steph Curry and the Curry/Rivers family are on the virtual fam cam for the Doc Rivers – Seth Curry showdown in Clippers – Mavs. pic.twitter.com/84mOo9osHP— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) August 23, 2020 Clippers 34, Mavs 24 | End 1 | Reggie Jackson leading the way (as you all predicted) with eight points on 3-of-3 shooting. Kawhi and PG have seven apiece.Despite the ailing ankle, Doncic has five points, five assists and three rebounds (and three turnovers).— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) August 23, 2020 Montrezl Harrell apologized to Luka Doncic pregame for comments he made about Doncic in Game 3. pic.twitter.com/L9Ej5I3AmO— ESPN (@espn) August 23, 2020 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For all the concern over Doncic’s availability, it’s Porzingis who is the late-scratch for Dallas. https://t.co/3v3voRN0xh— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) August 23, 2020 Layup over a 7 footer? No problem 🔮✨#MFFL | @luka7doncic pic.twitter.com/EFBPgJGxjB— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) August 23, 2020 Halftime: Clippers 66, Mavericks 58 Kawhi Leonard…. ice cold. PLAYOFF BASKETBALL. pic.twitter.com/5w390zpz3n— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) August 23, 2020 Lou Will with nine points in fewer than seven minutes. Clippers are shooting 15 for 26 (57.7%).— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) August 23, 2020The Clippers lead the Mavericks, 13-7 with 6:56 to go in the quarter. And Luka Doncic appears to be moving fine on his injured [email protected]_trece stops on a dime and drills the three. 👌🏾 pic.twitter.com/jZkgvZK7DK— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 23, 2020 FOURTH QUARTER The Mavs have fought back and take their first lead, 75-73 past the midway point of the third quarter. SECOND QUARTERThe Mavericks battled back to make it a game at half, trail the Clippers 66-58 at the breakWhat might PG and BOBAN have been discussing?… maybe that the Clippers’ 21-point lead is evaporating? 60-53, 2:41 2nd. pic.twitter.com/xDqZGWjJEk— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) August 23, 2020The Clippers have blown it open, lead 54-33 with 7:29 to go until half.Lemon Pepper Lou gets the J to fall!(📼 @NBA)pic.twitter.com/4T5XwMq1Gr— #RingerNBA (@ringernba) August 23, 2020 BTW, Clippers have listed Pat Beverley as “doubtful” and Doc Rivers pretty much said in his pregame he wouldn’t play.Doncic is going to give it a try for Dallas. But Porzingis (right knee soreness) won’t.— Jim_Alexander (@Jim_Alexander) August 23, 2020
Give us a rundown of your day?Today was a relaxing day, where the team was able to sleep in and rest up until 2:30pm. We all gathered at this time for a team meeting to discuss and review what will be going on for the next few days, injury concerns and what needs to be done before game one on Friday. After the meeting we went to Waiwera Hot Springs to relax in the team environment.How is the team shaping up for the 2010 Trans Tasman?The team is looking very sharp and confident for the up coming Trans Tasman. Everyone is excited and looking forward to game one on Friday.What is the Atmosphere like in the team?The Team atmosphere is very special. The team has bonded like no other team I have played in. Being so close makes it easier for us to play together on the field.After a strong performance in the 2009 Trans Tasman series, what can we expect out of you this year?Personally I am just looking to play my role for the team which Bernie has given me. We also have a lot more set up attacking plays and looking forward to running them out on the field.Who is your most annoying team mate to room with? Explain?This is an easy question. Tony Eltakchi is easily the most annoying person to room with. He is always walking around in his g strings listening and dancing to his 1980’s music. My other 2 room mates, Ryan Pollock and Peter Norman are also very annoying.Touch Football Australia would like to thank Ben for answering some questions to give the Touch Football community back home an update of what has been happening on the Tour.
OTTAWA – There is nothing new about sexual harassment on Parliament Hill, says Employment Minister Patty Hajdu, but it is time to get serious about supporting its victims and stopping it from happening in the first place.“We talk a lot about getting women into politics and if we can’t actually protect the women staffers in our own workplaces, we have a long ways to go,” the Liberal minister said Monday after she opened the debate on proposed legislation to support safe federal workplaces.“This isn’t something that’s a brand new phenomenon,” she told a news conference. “What we’re saying is actually what women have been saying, which is ‘time’s up,’ that it’s time to take action, and that we have the tools to do so.”The legislation, introduced last fall, is aimed at giving workers and employers a clear course of action to better deal with allegations of bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct.Later Monday, MPs agreed with a motion tabled by NDP House leader Ruth Ellen Brosseau to fast-track the legislation, known as Bill C-65, sending it straight to the House of Commons human resources committee for further study.The proposed changes would merge separate labour standards for sexual harassment and violence, subjecting them to the same scrutiny and dispute resolution process, which could mean bringing in an outside investigator to review allegations.The proposed rules, which also apply to banks, transportation, telecommunications and other federally regulated industries, would enforce strict privacy rules to protect victims of harassment or violence.Once passed, the legislation would also allow anyone unhappy with how a dispute is being handled to complain to the labour minister, who could step in to investigate and order sanctions for employers.The new rules would also — for the first time — bring parliamentary staff under the protection of the Canada Labour Code.Staffers would also have access to a neutral third party to examine their complaints, so that they are not forced to rely upon the MP or senator who employs them, especially if that person is also the alleged abuser.That aspect of the legislation has taken on increased significance as the #MeToo movement has reached Parliament Hill, including allegations against Liberal MP Kent Hehr, who resigned from cabinet last week pending an investigation.Last week also saw Patrick Brown step down as leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, months ahead of a provincial election, following a CTV News report that included an allegation of sexual misconduct stemming from his time as a Conservative MP.And then Monday, a report by Maclean’s magazine said the federal Conservative party was aware of an allegation of sexual assault against former Ontario MP Rick Dykstra, yet allowed him to remain on the ballot in the 2015 campaign.Dykstra, who left his post as president of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives over the weekend, has not returned a request for comment.The Liberals asked the opposition parties for the debate on Bill C-65 last week, before the allegations against Brown came to light.“It’s a culture where people who are victims of harassment or sexual violence do not feel safe to bring those complaints forward,” Hajdu said Monday in the House of Commons.Conservative MP Michelle Rempel responded with an impassioned speech on how what life can be like for women on the Hill, where many influential people, often with big egos, work long hours with others in precarious positions.She added that “for all the talk of feminism,” women at all levels are still used as “photo op props” and remain vulnerable to abuse.“We are still given hugs and cheek kisses that linger a bit too long,” she said. “To fit in, we still laugh at the lewd jokes and maybe even tell one ourselves, to be considered safe to socialize with and one of the boys.”She said women are shamed for standing up for themselves as well as for choosing to stay silent.“These things are used to control us, to demean us, and to silence us.”Rempel urged everyone who witnesses harassment to speak up, rather than forcing victims to do it themselves.“We cannot be bystanders any longer,” she said, calling on the government to require everyone — from volunteers and interns to MPs and ministers — to take training on how to prevent sexual harassment from happening in the first place.Of the report on how her own party handled allegations against Dykstra, she said: “Those people should be ashamed of themselves.”— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitter
New Delhi: A section of AIIMS faculty members have termed as “arbitrary and illegal” the administration’s imposition of conditions for holding a session to discuss caste discrimination at institutes of higher learning, and said it was an attempt to curb their fundamental rights.The organisers have postponed the event, which was to be held on Monday, in protest and have also sought revocation of the terms. A group of doctors, belonging to the forum AIIMS Front for Social Consciousness, had decided to hold a discussion on the topic “Ambedkar’s views on Social Relations: Caste discrimination in Institutions of Higher Learning” and had written to the administration to book a lecture hall for the same. In its reply, the AIIMS registrar issued certain directions for the event to be conducted. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”No society/forum/association has been allowed to host or participate in the event. No political discussions should be held. No press/media coverage should be done and no press release should be issued without specific approval of the Director AIIMS, as this is being held within the AIIMS premises,” the conditions stated. Professors from the Hindu college and the IIT-Delhi, besides some faculty members, were scheduled to participate in the event. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe response from the administration triggered a resentment among a section of doctors who termed it as an attempt to curb their fundamental rights and held a meeting with the director. In a communique to the AIIMS administration over their response, a senior doctor representing the group said the order was “arbitrary and illegal” by any parameter of democratic governance and that it prompted them to hold a meeting with the director over the proposed meeting. The faculty members said the director conveyed that after the election gets over on May 19, the conditions will cease to exist.
Tennis fans were disappointed this weekend when Serena Williams backed out of the Italian Open before her semifinal match. Clay has perennially been her worst surface. Williams said backing out was the best way to prevent any further injuries—just before the summer stretch of the French Open, Wimbledone and the U.S. Open—after she had been complaining about pains in her lower back.“I [felt] a little bit of ache and pain and don’t want to go out there and start compensating and eventually hurt something else,” Serena told reporters.Serena’s withdrawal means that Li Na, the reigning French Open champion, will automatically advance to the finals in Rome.According to Williams this isn’t the first time her back has been a problem since she began playing in the Italian Open. Earlier this week she was reported saying, “It was feeling a little stiff and I don’t think this is the right moment to force [it]. I just want to relax and get ready for the next few months.” The decision has put an end to Serena’s streak of 17 consecutive victories. According to ESPN, several other players are nursing injuries as well, but there is no word out yet on whether there will be more withdrawals from the Italian Open.“Everyone. I’m sooooo sad and sorry I had to pull out of what has become my favorite tournament in Rome,” Serena tweeted. “Everyone has become so nice here in Rome and the tournament director is amazing. I will be here next year for sure.”Li Na will go on to compete with Maria Sharapova, the defending champion of the Rome Final, or Angelique Kerber of Germany.
The Ohio State men’s basketball team already dropped its final game of the regular season, but it raked in multiple individual awards Monday.Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year as well as being named to the first-team All-Big Ten list by both coaches and media. Russell is the first Buckeye to win the conference Freshman of the Year award since Jared Sullinger in 2011.Russell also becomes the first Buckeye to be named first-team all-conference since DeShaun Thomas and Aaron Craft were both on the list in 2013.Russell finished his regular season campaign averaging 19.2 points per game, good for second in the Big Ten. He also led the Buckeyes in rebounds and was second on the team in assists.Joining Russell on the All-Big Ten freshman team is forward Jae’Sean Tate, who averaged 8.9 points per game this season, while ranking second on the team in total rebounds with 152.Tate earned the honors despite only starting 12 games this season after he stepped in for struggling sophomore forward Marc Loving six games into the Big Ten schedule. The Pickerington, Ohio, native averaged 10.7 points and five rebounds per game in conference play.In addition to Russell and Tate’s accolades, senior guard Shannon Scott and senior forward Sam Thompson were both honorable mention selections by the media.OSU is set to return to action on Thursday in Chicago in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the winner of the Minnesota vs. Rutgers matchup, which is set to be played Wednesday.
South Korea have appointed former Portugal national team coach Paulo Bento as their new coach. Bento has been appointed to become the South Korean men’s national team head coach.The Korea Football Association (KFA) made the announcement to the public at its headquarters in Seoul. Bento has signed a four-year deal with Korea that would see him take the national team to the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022.The 49-year-old has succeeded Shin Tae-yong who was in charge of the team at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia. Shin wasn’t offered a new deal after his contract ran out at the end of the World Cup with the KFA looking to take the team in another direction.“After reviewing his plans, we believe Bento is a coach who can develop South Korean football if we can support and wait for him for four years,” Kim Pan-gon, the head of the Korea Football Association’s Technical Committee, told a press conference in Seoul on Friday, according to ESPN.South Korean fans will sue after Ronaldo snub Manuel R. Medina – July 30, 2019 Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo did not play in the Bianconeri against K-League All-Stars last Friday and the supporters were angry.Kim admitted that Bento had not been on his original shortlist of three candidates which were reported to include former Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic and Quique Sanchez Flores who has coached extensively in Spain.“While we were in negotiations with the others, we heard that Bento had become available. We were excited with his results at Euro 2012 and while there were problems at the 2014 World Cup, he had already proven his leadership qualities.”Kim also dismissed worries about Bento’s time in China. “Even there, he improved and developed the team’s training. I have no worries at all about his ability.”
April 23, 2019 Updated: 4:41 PM San Diego City Council to consider regulations for dockless scooters and bicycles Posted: April 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council will vote Tuesday on a regulatory package for dockless electric scooters, bicycles and the companies that own them.The package would limit the speed of dockless scooters from 15 mph to 8 mph in high-traffic areas areas like Spanish landing and near Petco park, and as low as 3 mph along the Embarcadero and the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade.Scooter companies like Bird, Lime and Razor would be required to use geofencing technology on their scooters to limit speeds and parking abilities in designated areas around the city. Bird already uses geofencing to reduce scooter speeds in areas like the Santa Monica Beach Bike Path.Scooter riders would be banned from parking the devices near hospitals, schools, beach area boardwalks, the Petco Park perimeter and the north and south legs of the Embarcadero. The city also plans to designate scooter parking zones along city streets so as to decrease the number of scooters parked on sidewalks. In downtown, scooter riders and companies would only be able to park devices in groups of four, with at least 40 feet between groups.The city would also require that scooter companies obtain a six-month operational permit with a to-be-determined fee and pay $150 per scooter or bike each year to continue operating in San Diego. Companies could renew permits in January or June, at which time they could negotiate operating terms like fleet size, which they are not currently required to report to the city.The council’s Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved the package in February and requested that it return to the committee within six months of its implementation for further review and to ensure the city is keeping pace with the evolution of technologies like geofencing.The council is scheduled to discuss and vote on the package at its 2 p.m. session. The council will meet in the City Administration Building’s 12th floor Council Chambers, located at 202 C St. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter