Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 10:37 PM EST Feb 20, 2019 The young guys led the way as the Detroit Red Wings narrowed the chase against another opponent, only to fall short in the end. They trailed the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena just over a minute after the puck dropped and the damage grew as the Blackhawks scored on four of their first eight shots. The Wings punched back in the third period, grabbing momentum thanks to their young 20-somethings and forcing the game into overtime. Patrick Kane scored nearly three minutes into overtime to hand the Wings a 5-4 loss. Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou each scored twice as the Wings fought back from a 4-1 deficit. Anthony Mantha had four assists, giving him eight points in his past five games. More: Detroit Red Wings will call up Filip Zadina after NHL trade deadline Larkin celebrates but Blackhawks feast The Blackhawks scored 1:39 into the game when Artem Anisimov stripped … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings: Larkin, Athanasiou score twice in rally, loss
News / UK and world by Press Association February 21, 2019, 3:39 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Eleven MPs – formerly on both Conservative and Labour benches – have joined the newly formed Independent Group in the past week. Seven Labour politicians announced the formation of the group and their defection from Labour on Monday and were joined by Joan Ryan the following day. On Wednesday, Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston left the Conservative benches to join the group, citing Theresa May’s handling of Brexit as a factor. Members of the new group have said other MPs from both Labour and the Conservatives may yet join their ranks – with Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh reportedly among those considering their future. When asked if she ever thought about defection, she told the Daily Mirror: “I never stop thinking. I love the Labour Party, I love my constituents and I love my country and all the … [Read more...] about The Independent Group: Who might join next?
The Colorado House signaled in a vote late Wednesday that it will support joining a multistate effort to change how the country elects its president. The effort is called the national popular vote interstate compact, and a bill that would pledge Colorado’s nine Electoral College votes to whomever wins the national popular vote for president passed its second reading in the state House on Wednesday night. The bill, which already passed the Senate, will likely get a final House vote Thursday and could be on Gov. Jared Polis’ desk by the end of the week. The Democratic governor is expected to sign it. House Republicans spent several hours objecting and offering amendments, including one by Rep. Lori Saine, R-Firestone, that implied Democrats were pushing this idea because of their disdain for President Donald Trump. All failed. Hillary Clinton received nearly 3 million more votes nationwide in the 2016 election, but she lost the election in the Electoral College. Saine asked … [Read more...] about National popular vote bill passes key test in Colorado House
Jeddah, Arab Saudi (Antara/Anadolu-OANA) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday decried an Israeli raid into East Jerusalem`s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque. "This is a provocation to sentiments of the Muslim nation and a flagrant violation of international resolutions and charter," the Jeddah-based grouping said in a statement. It reiterated that "Al-Aqsa Mosque is a place of worship to Muslims only." On Tuesday, Israeli forces attacked Palestinian Muslim worshippers inside the holy site, leaving many of them wounded, while arresting others, according to eyewitnesses. The raid came two days after Israeli police on Sunday temporarily shut the Al-Aqsa`s Al-Rahma Gate, triggering Palestinian protests the following day. For Muslims, the Al-Aqsa represents the world`s third holiest site. Jews, for their part, refer to the area as the "Temple Mount", claiming it was the site of two Jewish temples in ancient times. Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle … [Read more...] about OIC condemns Israeli raid on al-Aqsa mosque
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Football Federation Australia (FFA) boss David Gallop said on Thursday there will be no inquiry into the shock dismissal of Alen Stajcic as coach of the Australian women's soccer team. Stajcic was sacked last month after a meeting with Gallop, with the governing body citing a "poor culture" around the team for his removal, which followed an internal survey of players and staff and a supplementary review by a women's rights group. Ante Milicic was confirmed on Monday as the new coach for the Matildas and selected his first squad on Thursday for a six-team Cup of Nations tournament in Australia as they prepare for the June 7-July 7 Women's World Cup in France. Gallop, appearing with Milicic at the squad announcement in Brisbane, said the FFA would not conduct a review of Stajcic's sacking. "The board has said they have made a decision," Gallop said. "There won't be a review of the decision. "You don't take a decision to change coaches unless you've got good reason." … [Read more...] about No inquiry into Stajcic sacking