COMMENTARY TAMPA — The Bruins had a good game plan for 40 minutes against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Lightning. Secondary scoring, structured puck possession, and assertiveness in all three zones all contributed to their 4-2 lead after two periods Monday night at Amalie Arena. The final 20 minutes, however, were different. A fatigued Bruins squad at the end of their four-game road trip — playing with five defensemen following John Moore’s first-period exit — got careless with the puck. The talented Bolts saw this and quickened the tempo with odd-man rushes and quality scoring chances. Perennial Norris Trophy candidate Victor Hedman, Hart Trophy favorite Nikita Kucherov, and talented young winger Anthony Cirelli struck in a roughly 14-minute span to put a damper on an otherwise solid Boston roadie. Here’s what we learned as the Lightning put the lone damper on Boston’s solid trip with their 5-4 victory. Bruins get a harsh lesson following … [Read more...] about ‘Poor decisions’: 3 takeaways from the Bruins’ 5-4 loss to the Lightning
As Colorado lawmakers get close to putting a gun control bill on the governor’s desk, some law enforcement officials’ resistance is highlighting a tension between state and local governments and raising questions about how the law will be carried out — if at all. The red flag bill would allow judges to issue an order to remove guns from individuals who are deemed a potential threat to themselves or others. It passed the Senate on a voice vote late Friday. Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign the bill after a final vote in the chamber and reconciliation with the version passed by the House. However, a growing number of sheriffs have pledged not to enforce the law, and county commissioners are backing them in many cases. In all, 32 mostly rural counties have approved so-called “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions opposing the bill, according to gun rights advocacy group Rally for our Rights. The big questions are how sheriffs and the county … [Read more...] about If red flag bill passes, can Colorado sheriffs ignore it?
The Western Trust has apologised to local patients for the distress being caused by ongoing occupational therapy assessment delays. Growing demand and staff shortages have resulted in people having to wait longer for appointments, while Trust bosses said they were doing all they can with the resources available to address the problem.The Trust was responding after SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan recently warned that people were waiting almost a year on average for their assessment and in some cases over two years for basic installations such as handrails. Mr. Durkan had claimed that the delays in assessment was stripping people of their dignity and needed to be addressed as a matter of urgency.Occupational Therapy involves the provision of services to people whose ability to function in daily life has been disrupted by physical illness or injury, developmental problems, the ageing process or mental or emotional illness. Responding to the concerns raised by Mr. Durkan, a spokesperson for … [Read more...] about Trust issues apology for assessment delay distress
An unusual legal battle between a political consultant and a candidate could disrupt the Denver City Council’s competitive at-large race. Candidate Tony Pigford says he was “taken to the cleaner” by a company that didn’t meet expectations. Now, Solidarity Communications is suing on claims that Pigford hasn’t paid the full cost of extensive campaign work. An attorney for Lakewood-based Solidarity said the company is seeking at least $50,000 for damages amid a contract dispute with Pigford that has leaked into public view. “Unfortunately, now we find ourselves needing to discuss this case in a public forum — as a small business, an individually owned business — to stand up for their rights,” said Josh Bugos, attorney for Solidarity. Pigford is a first-time candidate for Denver City Council’s at-large seat, a competitive citywide race. His campaign hired Solidarity in December and paid an initial fee of $5,000 while agreeing to … [Read more...] about Denver council candidate faces $50K lawsuit from political consultant
Updated 7:02 am CDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Chit Su Win, wife of Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Pan Ei Mon, right, wife of Reuters journalist Wa Lone, hold their children as they leave the Supreme Court after hearing an appeal of the two journalists in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Myanmar’s Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on Myanmar's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. less Chit Su Win, wife of Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Pan Ei Mon, right, wife of Reuters journalist Wa Lone, hold their children as they leave the Supreme Court after hearing an appeal of the two ... more Photo: Aung Shine Oo, AP Photo: Aung Shine Oo, AP Image 1 … [Read more...] about Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to rule on journalists’ appeal