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Binghamton receiving ‘numerous’ firework complaints

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David released a statement Monday regarding the use of fireworks in the city days before July 4. “Since Memorial Day, the Binghamton Police Department has received roughly six times the number of fireworks complaints compared to the same period in 2019. We had 45 calls last weekend alone. Other upstate cities, including Syracuse and Albany, are seeing a similar spike in complaints. The statement reads: Illegal fireworks are more than a neighborhood nuisance and a drain on police resources — they can cause fires and are dangerous if handled by children or with children nearby.” Mayor David says residents should not set-off illegal fireworks, He says police will crackdown on the use of illegal fireworks through Independence Day weekend.last_img read more

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Croatia hosts the most important European health conference – European Patient experience & Innovation Congress

first_imgThe Congress agenda includes, among others, system design to improve the patient experience, the role of science and artificial intelligence in service development, investment opportunities in various services, interpersonal methods to improve patient care, mobile applications and personal care applications, and much information on the future of health. Along with the changes brought about by the digital age, but also under the influence of various external and internal factors in a country, the concept and quality of most health services change significantly, as well as the patient’s experience or response to these changes. Health technology, including artificial intelligence, mobile applications, computer algorithms, and robotics, expands the boundaries of the possible, redefines the patient experience, and greatly facilitates the work of health professionals. At the same time, what users, ie patients, expect from healthcare is changing.  American health tourism expert, with more than 40 years of continuous work in providing and monitoring health services worldwide Irving Stackpole, The president of Stackpole & Associates, Inc., told EPIC: “This is one of those congresses I don’t want to miss by any means! From a U.S. perspective, Europe is an ideal terrain for reconstruction and innovation within the health care system, and this Congress is focused on just that segment. I believe that EPIC represents the future of innovation in European medicineSaid Stackpole.  The participants will talk about the mentioned topics Joe Sweet, Director of International Operations at Cleveland Clinic, Lori Kondas, executive director of the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Office, Mario Škugor, director of PBL case development at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College, Irving Stackpole, President of Stackpole & Associates, Inc., Daniel Coulton Shaw, Ambassador for Global Clinic Rating, Stephen Bender from the Disney Institute, Sheila Stevens, Director of Patient Experience at Mayo Clinic, Rahul Kashyap, professor of anesthesiology and researcher at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Frank Papay, President of the Institute of Plastic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Toby Cosgrove, former CEO of Cleveland Clinic, and director and director of Cleveland Clinic – Ph.D. Tomislav Mihaljević will contact participants online for being prevented from joining us physically this time. The concept will thus encompass a scientific, clinical, behavioral and social perspective ranging from a highly theoretical, innovative (futuristic) approach to currently best practice examples. It will explore and analyze the patient experience from a human perspective, as well as how technology and science can improve the user experience.  European Patient experience & Innovation Congress – EPIC will be held March 19 – 21, 2020 in Dubrovnik. It is designed to encourage comprehensive research into different types of relationships: from general ones, which arise between healthcare providers and patients, through technological challenges to private clinics and users who need or want certain services.  Following the example of the excellence nurtured in the Cleveland Clinic, the main organizer of the Congress, the CEO of the Bagatin Polyclinic Ognjen Bagatin, which has been promoting the development of health tourism in Croatia as its main agenda for years “This event is an ideal opportunity to “learn from the best and to transfer the epicenter of innovation in healthcare from the USA to Europe, to Croatia.” Accordingly, optimization of health services and patient support impose themselves as some of the most important topics of the health sector today. EPIC Congress, therefore, it is one of the highly motivating events that thematize the current state of health, but also the development of the sector in the future, so it is potentially interesting for all stakeholders in social processes: from representatives of the highest government institutions and other state and public bodies, through representatives of all levels. education system, to doctors and scientists, heads of various medical departments, owners of hospitals and clinics of all specialties, as well as investors. Desiring to open these most important topics and keep pace with global trends in innovation within the health sector, Polyclinic Bagatin organizes a congress called EPIC – European Patient experience & Innovation Congress , in cooperation with Cleveland Clinic, a world – renowned brand in providing the highest level of patient care. The US News & World Report, in its annual reports, consistently calls this American clinic one of the best in the United States. This event is an ideal opportunity to “learn from the best and to transfer the epicenter of innovation in healthcare from the USA to Europe, to Croatia.- Ognjen Bagatin, Polyclinic Bagtin Until maintenance European Patient experience & Innovation Congress in Dubrovnik there are about 3 months left and the event is attracting huge interest of experts and the public around the world, so there is no reason not to conclude that this Congress, organized by the Bagatin Polyclinic and Cleveland Clinic as partners, will really be EPIC!  EAs health care in all parts of the world in all parts of the world plays an increasing role in the development of a particular society, but also the fastest outlining the “neuralgic points” of a community, health services deserve special attention.  Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland Clinic Joe Sweet, MBA za EPIC stated: “I express my satisfaction and honor to participate in such a large event as the European Patient experience & Innovation Congress, which is organized as a host by the Croatian Polyclinic Bagatin. I am sure that this will be a great opportunity to learn something new, share experiences and network with the aim of a more innovative approach to the patient and raising the quality of the user experience.Sweet pointed out.    More information, as well as the possibility to apply at EPIC, find at: https://www.epic-health.eu/.last_img read more

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Perry Groves urges Arsenal to complete ‘no-brainer’ signing of Willian, who is ‘better’ than Nicolas Pepe

first_imgGroves backs Arsenal to sign the winger (Picture: Getty Images)Perry Groves says Arsenal bringing in Willian on a free transfer is a ‘no-brainer’ and the Chelsea forward is an upgrade on the Gunners’ record signing Nicolas Pepe.The Brazilian is reportedly on the verge of making the switch from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates with the north London club willing to offer him the three-year deal he was demanding from the Blues.The experienced winger, who turns 32 later this week, has won multiple major honours including two Premier League titles and an FA Cup since joining Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013, as well as earning 70 caps for his country Brazil.AdvertisementAdvertisementFormer Arsenal forward Groves believes that given Willian’s stellar injury record, his age is less of a concern and therefore would be a low-risk signing for the Gunners.ADVERTISEMENT‘It’s a no-brainer, an absolute no-brainer,’ Groves told talkSPORT.‘You say he’s 31, in my day that’s when you retired, but he could play until he’s 33 or 34 because modern players look after themselves. Advertisement Comment Groves reckons Willian is ahead of Pepe (Picture: Getty Images)‘And if you look at his injury record, over the last seven years he’s averaged 33 or 34 games a season, so he’s not injury prone, he’s consistent, his attitude is very good and he’s proven in the Premier League, so the risk is low and the rewards could be very good.‘Is he better than what Arsenal have got at the moment in that position? I’d say yes. He’s experienced.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMeanwhile, Nicolas Pepe has struggled to live up to the £72 million fee Arsenal paid to recruit him from Lille last summer.The Ivory Coast international has shown flashes of brilliance, but not been able to produce consistent performances.When pressed on if Willian is better than Pepe, Groves said: ‘Yeah. Pepe has got great potential but he’s not on Willian’s level of consistently delivering.‘Willian would make Arsenal a stronger team, it’s a no-brainer.’MORE: Antoino Rudiger claims Chelsea will miss Arsenal transfer target Willian if he leavesMORE: Barcelona ramping up transfer talks with Arsenal over Philippe CoutinhoFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Perry Groves urges Arsenal to complete ‘no-brainer’ signing of Willian, who is ‘better’ than Nicolas Pepe Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Aug 2020 6:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.9kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Winterburn worries about Arsenal

first_imgNigel Winterburn thinks Arsenal could struggle to make a stellar signing this summer – even if they qualify for the Champions League. The Gunners are favourites to land a top-four finish, despite Tottenham’s win over Manchester City, which will boost the coffers ahead of what promises to be a crucial close season. Arsenal fans yearn for big-money signings but Winterburn believes the low wage ceiling means they will not be able to compete with most of their rivals. “The problem at Arsenal is always that they have a wage structure which is fairly high, but in terms of competing with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, if they are after the same player, particularly with the history of Man Utd and Chelsea of late, the player is more likely to go to one of those teams,” said Winterburn, who was speaking at a Football Pools event. Press Associationcenter_img Arsene Wenger is renowned for his prudence in the transfer market, but reports have suggested that the Arsenal manager is ready to start spending some of the £60million that is available to him this summer. The Gunners have been in good form of late, dropping just two points from their last seven games, but Winterburn still thinks major surgery needs to be done to the Gunners squad if they are to compete for a top-four finish again next season. “They will look down the spine of the team to strengthen,” said the former Arsenal left-back. “They will possibly be looking at a goalkeeper, maybe another centre half, another centre forward to help out Olivier Giroud, who’s played that role on his own quite a lot. “There are a few squad players that haven’t been involved hardly and they might move on. Looking at Arsene Wenger’s history of buying players he doesn’t really go for the big established £30million players. Around £15million is probably his maximum spend so it will be quite interesting to see what he does. I think they need strengthening.” Despite Tottenham’s win, Arsenal and Chelsea are still in pole position to take up the final two Champions League qualification spots. Winterburn, who played 584 times for Arsenal during a trophy-laden 13-year spell, thinks there are plenty of twists and turns to come before the season ends. “It will probably go to the last game,” the former defender said. “All three teams will drop points. It’s so hard to predict what is going to happen. It’s going to be very close. “Even if Arsenal go behind Spurs they know that those two teams have got to play each other before the end of the season so they will still believe they have a fantastic chance of then getting to third or fourth.” last_img read more

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The Latest: FIFA to set up hardship fund for stakeholders

first_imgValencia and Espanyol said earlier this week that their clubs have also been hit by the virus.Valencia said Monday that 35% of its squad and coaching staff are infected, while Espanyol said on Tuesday that six members of its squad and staff have it.All three clubs say their infected members are in good health.___3 p.m. 1:35 p.m.AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has set up a fundraiser to help Italian hospitals in the center of the coronavirus outbreak.According to the website accepting donations, Ibrahimović has donated 100,000 euros ($109,000) to the fund. It quickly raised a further 10,300 euros ($11,300).The site states that all the money raised will be “directly donated to Humanitas to help strengthen the intensive care and emergency units of Milano, Bergamo, Castellanza and Torino’s hospitals.”Italy has been the second hardest hit country with more than 31,000 cases of the virus. March 18, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___4:50 p.m. Associated Press FIFA is looking to set up a hardship fund to help soccer stakeholders affected by the coronavirus outbreak.FIFA says it will “analyze if a support fund at global level will be required” and how it might operate.A conference call with the presidents of FIFA and the six continental governing bodies agreed to proposals made Tuesday by Gianni Infantino.Infantino’s offer for FIFA to donate $10 million to the World Health Organization was approved.Soccer’s stalled season could be delayed beyond its traditional June 30 finish so FIFA will look to amend or have temporary rules relating to player contracts and trading windows. He also cited federal recommendations limiting the size of gatherings.___4:20 p.m.The Austrian soccer league is making plans to extend its suspension until May and take advantage of UEFA’s decision to postpone the European Championship.The Austrian Bundesliga says its clubs agreed they could restart in early May and play until the end of June. ___12:36 p.m.Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey hasn’t ruled out the prospect of holding some spring football practices, but he’s not all that optimistic.Sankey says on a conference call with reporters that “practically that window’s pretty narrow.” The SEC and other conferences have canceled championships for spring sports and spring football games, and suspended athletic activities until at least April 15.“That doesn’t mean we’ll be back to normal practice activities April 16,” Sankey said. Spadafora says “then we will evaluate whether it’s open to the public or not.”Italy was one of the first countries to suspend its soccer leagues because of the coronavirus outbreak.Italian soccer federation president Gabriele Gravina says starting on May 3 should allow the league to finish by June 30 but if that’s not possible “there must be a change in format.”Gravina also says “a salary cut for soccer players can not be a taboo in this period of emergency.”___ 3:35 p.m.Clubs in the top two soccer leagues in Sweden say they do not want to start the new season until the beginning of June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Swedish soccer association must now decide whether to accept the clubs’ request.The season was due to start on the weekend of April 3-4.The clubs say in a statement that their decision is supported by broadcasters, fans and the country’s main supporters’ union.center_img Chelsea says the offer is initially for a two-month period and will be reconsidered depending on circumstances.The entire hotel will be given up for medical workers if necessary.___1 a.m.Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop star wife Ciara have announced they are donating 1 million meals through Seattle’s Food Lifeline to help provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus outbreak in the region. The WAC had previously suspended all competition, but the conference’s board of directors voted Tuesday to cancel all spring sports. The decision falls in line with the NCAA’s cancellation of its winter and spring championships.The WAC’s decision affects men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.___3:40 p.m.Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora says the country’s top soccer league is likely to resume on May 3. The 38-year-old Ibrahimović rejoined Milan in January from the Los Anegles Galaxy. He has also played for Italian clubs Inter Milan and Juventus.___1:20 p.m.Premier League team Chelsea is making a hotel located on the grounds of its Stamford Bridge stadium available free of charge for London’s medical workers during the coronavirus outbreak.The club says Russian owner Roman Abramovich will cover the costs of providing the accommodation for staff of the National Health Service who “will be working long shifts and may not be able to travel home or would otherwise have to make long commutes.” All training sessions at Belgian professional soccer clubs have been suspended until at least April 5 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Belgium’s national security council earlier said all gatherings, cultural, social, festive and sporting activities have been prohibited until the same date.The league says it will decide which matches can be rescheduled once training has resumed.The league also says it will pay the second instalment of an 800,000 euro ($862,000) solidarity fund to amateur clubs to help them cushion the economic weight of the pandemic.___ The clubs say “work remains on establishing a new plan for the year and sorting out the exact dates for the start and other rounds.”___3:30 p.m.Spanish soccer team Alavés says 15 people in its club have become infected with the coronavirus: three players, seven members of its coaching staff and five other employees.The club had already reported that two members of its staff were infected. The Latest: FIFA to set up hardship fund for stakeholders “Everything we do together makes a difference,” Ciara said in a video posted to her Twitter account. “And together we will conquer this tough time that we’re going through.”According to Food Lifeline’s website, the organization provides the equivalent of 134,000 meals daily and had 58 million pounds of food sourced last year.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The league says “should the situation in general ease and make a resumption of play possible, the clubs will immediately consult about concrete start dates and draw up an alternative schedule.”UEFA moved the European Championship to 2021, freeing up space for European leagues to finish seasons disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak before many players’ contracts expire on June 30.___8:50 a.m.The Western Athletic Conference has canceled all competition and championships for the remainder of the academic year.last_img read more

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Antonio Brown fires shocking tweet at Patriots owner Robert Kraft

first_imgLast Updated: 20th November, 2019 13:15 IST Antonio Brown Fires Shocking Tweet At Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Antonio Brown was let go by the New England Patriots in September after accusations of rape and sexual assault. Brown has now apologised to the Patriots owner. WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Brock Lesnar NFL: Did WWE and UFC champion play in the NFL for Minnesota Vikings? LIVE TV Antonio Brown signed for the Patriots after his acrimonious departure from Oakland Raiders. Brown was involved in a dispute with the Raiders’ general manager Mike Mayock over personal fines for missed practices. Since being cut by the Patriots, Antonio Brown has filed grievances against the Raiders and Patriots in the hope of recouping some of the lost salaries between both franchises. There has been some speculation regarding whether Antonio Brown’s apology could be a plea of returning to the NFL. Meanwhile, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has admitted that the Patriots are struggling offensively. Could it all be falling into place for Antonio Brown very soon?Also Read | Colin Kaepernick’s NFL History, Timeline Of His Protest Against Racial Discrimination Also Read | Colin Kaepernick Workout Update: No NFL Contract Yet For KaepernickAfter his release, Antonio Brown went on to post a tweet about Patriots owner Robert Kraft after Kraft was charged with soliciting a prostitute in Florida. Brown has since deleted the tweet. Antonio Brown’s apology comes at a time when the former All-Pro wide receiver finds himself without a team in the NFL. Interestingly, a day before he posted his apology, Antonio Brown shared someone else’s post as a story on his Instagram which featured Brown photoshopped in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey with the caption, “it’s time”. Also Read | Colin Kaepernick Calls Out ‘scared’ NFL Owners In Recent Interview After Workout 9 months ago Colin Kaepernick gets help from Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z in NFL star’s recent workout: Report Written By 9 months ago NFL: Colin Kaepernick to make his long-awaited return to the NFL? Colin DCunha Four-time NFL first-team All-Pro Antonio Brown recently tweeted an apology towards New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft. In his tweet, Antonio Brown apologised to the Patriots, saying that he was sorry for bringing the “bad media” and the “drama” to the organisation. Brown played just one game in the NFL for the New England Patriots before his release on September 20 amid accusations of sexual assault.Also Read | NFL’s Wild Week 11 Included Garrett, Kaepernick, MexicoAntonio Brown issues an apology 9 months ago Houston Astros accused of using electronic equipment to steal pitching signs WATCH US LIVE You miss me 😢🤦🏾‍♂️🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/bHjqcy5uKF— AB (@AB84) October 31, 2019 FOLLOW US COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago Antonio Brown not expected to return to NFL this season: Reports First Published: 20th November, 2019 13:15 ISTlast_img read more

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Tyson Fury takes a jibe at rival Deontay Wilder in latest Instagram post

first_imgLast Updated: 5th December, 2019 15:46 IST Tyson Fury Takes A Jibe At Rival Deontay Wilder In Latest Instagram Post The Gypsy King is not done with Deontay Wilder and he has taken another dig at the WBC heavyweight champion through his Instagram post. Take a look at it. Written By Raj Sarkar 9 months ago Deontay Wilder unhappy with Mike Tyson post Luis Ortiz fight Also Read | This Is How Boxer Tyson Fury Saved A Stranger From Taking His Own LifeTyson Fury vs Deontay WilderThe first encounter between the Heavyweight gladiators ended up in a draw. The massive mega-fight had intense momentum shifts but neither of the boxers were able to surpass their rival.  Deontay Wilder knocked down Tyson Fury with a brutal right hand but The Gypsy King got back on his feet and outclassed Deontay Wilder on several occasions. Both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury left the arena with their undefeated record alive and they are set to fight each other once again on February 2020. Take a look at their first fight. 9 months ago Tyson Fury stops stranger from committing suicide; netizens praise the boxer Also Read | Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte Predict The Winner Of ‘Clash On The Dunes’Also Read | Deontay Wilder Reveals His Favourite KO Victory; One Where He Almost Killed His Opponent 9 months ago Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte predict the winner of ‘Clash on the Dunes’ Deontay Wilder, the WBC Heavyweight champion of the world, retained his title for the 10th consecutive time by knocking out Luis Ortiz in his recent fight. Deontay Wilder shook the entire boxing universe with his vicious right hand. No wonder, the Cuban Heavyweight had nothing to offer in response. However, Tyson Fury is not at all terrified and he is confident about defeating the WBC Heavyweight champion in their upcoming fight in February 2020. Also Read | Tyson Fury Stops Stranger From Committing Suicide; Netizens Praise The BoxerTyson Fury slams Deontay Wilder once againThe Gypsy King has been beefing with Deontay Wilder for a long time. After Bronze Bomber’s recent victory over Luis Ortiz, the British Heavyweight slammed him through Twitter and said that “Wilder” has nothing more than a puncher’s chance against him. This time, The Gypsy King slammed Deontay Wilder with his shadowboxing skills and brutal words on Instagram.Tyson Fury recently uploaded a video in which he displayed his amazing shadow boxing skills along with a brutal verbal attack over Deontay Wilder. Tyson Fury tagged Deontay Wilder in his caption and there is no doubt that The Gypsy King wants to have a beef with the 34-year-old American. COMMENT First Published: 5th December, 2019 15:45 IST FOLLOW US 9 months ago This is how boxer Tyson Fury saved a stranger from taking his own life 9 months ago Deontay Wilder reveals his favourite KO victory; one where he almost killed his opponent LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMENDlast_img read more

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Grenada opposition leader Nazim Burke resigns

first_imgLeader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Grenada, Nazim Burke, has announced his resignation, three months after the March 13 general election in which the party, for a second time, was unable to win a seat.Addressing delegates at the party’s general council session on Sunday,  Burke said he was not pressured into stepping down ,but the decision came about after much reflection and careful consideration.Party need to get increased supportIn a speech which focused mainly on the outcome of the General Election, Burke said that NDC’s inability to win a seat cannot be pinned down to one reason but based on the data, the party need to increase its support base.In his final speech as political leader, Burke urged the party to approach its review status dispassionately, with openness, honesty and candor. “We must do so recognizing that we cannot continue to do the same old things in the same old way and expect different results. We must see this as an opportunity to do things in a different and more effective way,” he said.He further recommended that Deputy Political Leader, Joseph Andall be appointed Interim Political Leader of the Party and be assigned the responsibility to prepare the Party for a Leadership Convention “which, I recommend, should not take place before March 2019.”last_img read more

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Dong Bortey is not part of my team – Great Olympics coach

first_imgGreat Olympics head coach, Prince George Koffie, has revealed that he is yet to work with Bernard Dong Bortey this season at the club.The former Hearts of Oak forward reportedly signed for Olympics in December but he is yet to feature for the club in the current campaign.With the team struggling to score goals, many have expected to see Dong Bortey playing for Olympics but it turns out that he has not been seen by the head coach.“When I came to the team I never met Don Bortey. I have never trained Don Bortey. Don   Bortey is not part of my team, so you are making a mistake,” Prince Koffie told reporters after being asked why he was not using the former Hearts of Oak winger.Olympics are bottom of the league after losing both games in the Premier League this season. They suffered relegation at the end of the 2017 season before being reinstated at the GFA Extraordinary Congress after taking the GFA to court over their relegation.last_img read more

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Hawks shutdown Leafs 3-2 to take stranglehold on Murdoch

first_imgThe Hawks dumped Nelson 6-2 Sunday in the first of the home-and-home series.Beaver Valley got goals from three different players — Mitch Foyle, in the first period and second-period markers from Dallas Calvin and Riley Brandt on the power play.Brandt’s winning goal came with Nelson playing two men short.The Hawks then turned to netminder Brett Clark to seal the deal, stopping 26 of 28 shots in the game.Newcomer Adam Hodge, with help from linemates Rayce Miller and Jamie Vlanich, and Nolan Percival, scored late in the third period to start the comeback.But the Hawks were able to run out the clock to secure the two points and control of the Murdoch Division.BLUELINES: A crowd of 523 attended the game before ringing in the New Year. . . . Leaf goalie Adam Maida, playing only his sixth game of the season after suffering a knee injury, lost for the first time this season. . . .Nelson was missing lead scorer Travis Wellman from the lineup. Wellman leads Nelson ins scoring with 65 points, including 37 goals. . . . Nelson, finishing December with a 4-4 records, heads out on the road to the East Kootenay to start January. Nelson plays Kimberley Friday, Golden Saturday and Columbia Valley Sunday afternoon. Next home game is Saturday, January 11 against Spokane Braves. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks proved they can win with offence or defence.The Hawks stymied the vaunted Nelson Leafs offence for 50-plus minutes before holding on for a 3-2 victory over the Murdoch rivals in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action New Year’s Eve at the NDCC Arena.The win not only gives the Hawks the series lead over the Leafs but increases the Beaver Valley lead atop the Murdoch Division to three points.Did was also say the Hawks have won nine straight games, including a four-game sweep of Murdoch Division rivals Nelson and Castlegar to conclude 2013 on a happy note.last_img read more