Generika-Ayala struggles past Smart in Grand Prix

first_imgAngeli-Araneta of Generika-Ayala vs La Raine Fabay and Genie Sabas of Smart. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIMUS CITY—Generika-Ayala threaded the eye of a needle before eking out a thrilling 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 22-25, 15-11 victory over Smart in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Tuesday at Imus Sports Center here.Darlene Ramdin came through with crucial hits before watching the Giga Hitters crumble under pressure to tow the Lifesavers to their first win in the club tourney bankrolled by Isuzu, UCPB Gen and Rebisco with ESPN5 as official broadcast partner.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Vargas, Tolentino bare POC plans, eye more partnerships with government, private corporations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES A returning import from Trinidad and Tobago, Ramdin erupted for 23 kills and three blocks for 26 points while American Symone Hayden chipped in 21 points for the Lifesavers, who needed two hours and nine minutes to overcome the tough Smart squad that was spearheaded by the prolific Gyselle Silva.Silva, the hard-hitting former Cuban national player, was again in deadly form as she posted 30 kills and three aces for a conference-high 35 points while Trivunovic added 22 hits for the upset-conscious Giga Hitters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut Silva’s effort went for naught as the locals failed to provide enough support, especially in the deciding set where Ramdin and the Lifesavers went for the kill.“I just told them not to get pressured. Just follow the instruction and treat this match as if this is just a practice game,” said Generika-Ayala coach Sherwin Meneses shortly after posting his first victory in the league. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img read more

27 Complete Solar Energy Training

first_imgTwenty-five youths chosen from various universities and institutions in the country completed a three-week training in solar energy at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) in Somalia Drive, outside Monrovia on Saturday, April 5.The training was conducted by Dr. Richard Komp, an American scientist, and supported by a group of diaspora Liberians.It was intended to impart knowledge of solar energy in the lives of Liberian youths so they can put it into practice in future business enterprises.Speaking exclusively to the Daily Observer at the close of training, Dr. Komp said the training was significant in addressing the problem of global warming and how to minimize the high cost of electricity for poor countries like Liberia.According to him, “Solar panel energy is not just reliable for the environment, but also cheaper. It enables people to save money. Liberia— like other developing countries— needs this energy to move its economy forward; especially for the average citizens.”“We taught the students how to produce cell phone chargers from a special design with Chinese lamps as the charging source, and how to make a module designed to produce 250 watts current for homes,” he disclosed.According to him, the trainees will have the opportunity to interact with more clients, which would enable them to make money.“I see a great market for the use of solar panels in Liberia considering the various solar energy products the students have learnt to produce,” he said.Claudius B. Paye is the project director of the Sustainable Development Project for Liberia (SDPL). He said that their intention is to establish a solar energy company in the country to produce a sufficient amount of products for the public’s use.“The aim of this training is to introduce, for the first time, a solar panel company that would train Liberians to enter the business. We believe this is going to be a great help to our country when it comes to employment opportunities,” he said.He disclosed that the trainees are expected to be deployed in the fifteen counties to introduce the use of solar energy products to rural people.“Our goal is to provide solar energy produced electricity to all parts of Liberia at a reasonable price,” he added.He said the initiative is being supported by the Green Neighbor Education Committee in Boston, U.S.A.The SDPL director has underscored the need for additional support from humanitarian organization to strengthen their capacities.For his part, the coordinator of the project (SDPL), Momo Stevens, stated that they have decided to take on the task of helping to rebuild Liberia.He said they will work harder to ensure that the dream of their organization becomes realize in the country.Patience Roberts, a trainee, said the opportunity to learn more about solar energy would help reduce poverty in the lives of youths who have interest in making it a career.“I truly appreciate a job that is going to help build my technical skills,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arthington Mayor Decries Deplorable Road Conditions

first_imgThe Mayor of Arthington City, Mr. Genius White has decried the deplorable road conditions existing in Artington and is therefore calling on the government to see reason to improve the road conditions in the area.He made the disclosure to the Daily Observer newspaper on Wednesday at his office in Arthington.According to Mayor White, almost 20 years there have been no improvement of roads in Arthington.He said that this was creating major economic hardship for the citizens as they find it difficult to travel from one place to another.“We absolutely want the improvement of our feeder roads. In most parts of the interior of the township there are no bridges for vehicles to travel from one place to another. During the rainy season people find it very hard to travel to Monrovia,” he explained.Mayor White said that there is a need for the Ministry of Public Works to intervene to improve the road conditions.“In recent times, transportation fare from Arthington to Monrovia was L$100 but now it has increased to $200 due to the bad road conditions,” he said.He said that the situation was brought to the attention of their lawmakers and still waiting for response.The Arthington Mayor has also lamented over the level of food production in his city, citing lack of support for farmers in his community.“This community is not far Monrovia but is isolated in terms of developments. The residents are lacking of basic social services such as safe drinking water and sanitation,” he said.Though Mayor White said that most of Arthington farmers are engaged in sugar cane farming, there was a need for farmers to get involved in food production.“There are many who are interested in growing food crop in Arthington but will need support from the government,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Current Laws Inadequate to Dispense Justice

first_imgProlonged pretrial detentions, the huge backlog of court cases and other shortcomings are impeding the effective dispensing of justice in Liberia, Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh has said. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie, the Justice Minister pointed out that the current laws in Liberia are inadequate to address injustices and “therefore the Executive and the Judiciary branches of the government must find a solution.”Quoting a famous American lawyer, Howard Taff, the Minister said “‘Frequently, nations are faced with situations that those who make the laws never took into consideration while formulating the laws.’ That is the situation currently facing the Liberian state,” he said.He advised that it may be necessary for the courts to supplement the laws, statutes, and concerns because they are already inadequate and incomplete, and do not have all the details to address the challenges that confront the courts. “We have to [find] ingenious ways to have a practical approach to the law,” he said, and suggested the plea bargaining process to reduce the backlog of cases. “Some may say it may be an exercise of legislative power. Some may also say it is part of the exercise of sound discussion by the court, which is one of its highest functions, to be able to use the law to consolidate peace,” he added. But he noted that one way to find a reasonable approach to solving the problem would be the adoption of what he termed as a plea bargaining process or procedure. “When I talk about the problems that we have, one thing that comes to my mind is plea bargaining,” the Minister said. “Last week the Solicitor General reported to me that her office has obtained indictments in 150 cases for the criminal court in Monrovia. The most we can do in one term is to try maybe two or maximum three cases. So it means for those 150 cases in a year we will try no more than six to eight cases. So for 150 cases it will take the government twenty years,” he revealed. Minister Sannoh said that there are four criminal court terms a year for the Lower Courts while the Supreme Court has only two.He said not all cases go to trial in many countries around the world, adding, “Some cases go through a plea bargaining process that will help to reduce the backlog of cases. And so we in the Executive would like to work with the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices and the whole Judiciary to see how we can begin to look in this direction.”Minister Sannoh congratulated Chief Justice Francis Korkpor for the idea to construct a judicial complex in Nimba County and said that “when court houses are provided they enhance access to justice. Having court houses in different parts of the country will enable people to resolve their disputes without taking the law into their hands, which is part of government’s peace consolidation strategy.” Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh welcomed the Justice Minister’s suggestions and said that the Judiciary is always willing to work in ways that will enhance the process of dispensing justice in the country. He further noted that the collaboration should also involve the transferring of cases from courts that have huge backlogs of cases to courts where there are fewer cases.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Wife killer’ gets 15 years jail

first_imgHigh Court Judge James Bovell-Drakes on Thursday sentenced 40-year-old Melroy Simpson to 15 years’ imprisonment for the unlawful killing of his reputed wife, Carmelita Jones, who he turned into a human torch on September 26, 2012 at B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown.He was originally indicted with murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser count ofDeceased: Carmelita Jonesmanslaughter.Sentencing had been deferred owing to his lawyer requesting a probation report. According to the facts of the case, the offender set the 25-year-old woman on fire after an argument erupted over a pack of milk he assumed she obtained from another male.Simpson then threw a flammable substance on his reputed wife and set her alight. She sustained burns about the body, including her right foot, back, neck and abdomen. She later succumbed to her injuries while receiving medical attention. She was the mother of four children.last_img read more

Bank of Guyana gold reserves plummet

first_img2018 Assets and Liabilities statement…go from $25B in 2014 to $1.9B in 2018By Jarryl BryanThe Bank of Guyana’s latest Statement of Assets and Liabilities are out and it shows the bank’s total assets are on a slide, with several indices ranging from the bank’s gold holdings to its market securities showing reductions when compared to previous years. The statement was only recently released.The Bank of Guyana statement showing its financial standing as of last monthAccording to the bank document, its total assets as of March 28, 2018, were $206.4 billion. This includes $1.9 billion in gold reserves, $82.1 billion in capital market securities and $5.6 billion in money market securities.This is a reduction from the gold reserves the bank recorded in June 2017. According to the bank’s Half Year Report last year, it had $4.8 billion worth of gold in its foreign holdings as assets.Indeed, the gold reserves have steadily been declining with each passing year. At the end of 2016, the bank had $7.4 billion in gold, while at the end of 2015 the gold reserves stood at $14.2 billion. At the end of 2014 the bank of Guyana had $25 billion in gold as assets.In the case of total assets, that has also seen a marked decrease. At the end of 2014, total assets were $207.9 billion. It reduced in 2015, being recorded at $188.7 billion in December of that year, before recovering by 2016 year end and being recorded at $220 billion. At June 2017, total assets were $221.8 billion, before the drop recorded in this year’s figures.Gold priceThe practise of countries selling the gold it held in reserves is not an uncommon one. Many countries hold billions of dollars in gold as a “back up” in time of inflation or economic downturn. It is usually in these cases that the gold is then sold.At present, gold prices are approximately US$1350 per ounce. It has fluctuated over the years, at one point hovering around the US$1000 per ounce mark in 2016. In Guyana’s case, observers are likely to worry whether the State received the best price the world market could offer.Other considerations would see links being established between the steady selling off of gold and Guyana’s regressing economic standing. Only a few days ago, Finance Minister Winston Jordan confirmed that Guyana recorded a growth rate of just 2.1 per cent for the 2017 fiscal year. He had linked the dismal figures to sectors including sugar.“The economy did not perform as robust as we expected during last year. Even at the half year we were predicting that the economy would not, given what we knew about sugar. At the end of the day, it was even worse than we predicted. So even though there was positive growth last year, the growth rate ended up being 2.1 per cent.”“Sugar, we had budgeted at 208,000 tonnes, came in at only 137,307 tonnes. Bauxite again did not do quite well. We had budgeted 1.7 million tonnes. Bauxite came in at 1.4 million. Gold (was a) major disappointment. We budgeted at 694,000 ounces. It came in at 653,674 ounces.”Rice, it seems, was one of the few bright spots, with the Minister reporting that from a target of 600,000 tonnes, rice came in at 630,104. Having budgeted for 318,000 cubic metres, forestry recorded 349,900 cubic metres. Jordan noted that this is better than previous years. According to Jordan, the overall state of the economy is nothing new.“I think I’ve been quite open with you about this economy, in the sense that this economy has not changed much in over 50 years, depending on one or two products, which depends on what prices are. One day you’re up when gold is up, one day you’re down when bauxite is down.”“Our critical sectors have always depended on some grandfather, that grandfather being some protectionist market. In the case of sugar, that grandfather being the ACP markets. In the case of rice, rice has always had some kind of grandfather market,” Jordan explained.Previously, Jordan had said the economy was expected to grow by 2.9 per cent, failing to meet the revised growth projection of 3.1 per cent for 2017. The initial projected growth of the economy was 3.8 per cent. This was, however, revised by midyear to 3.1 per cent after the economy only grew by 2.2 per cent by July.last_img read more

Roma beat Tottenham in pre-season friendly

first_img0Shares0000Radja Nainggolan and Diego Perotti (R) of AS Roma celebrate after scoring a goal against Tottenham Hotspur during their International Champions Cup (ICC) match, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, on July 25, 2017 © AFP / Don EMMERTHARRISON, United States, Jul 26 – Roma withstood a dramatic, late Tottenham comeback to send the Premier League team to their first defeat of this pre-season in a bad tempered affair which ended 3-2 in remarkable fashion.Tackles were flying in all over the pitch and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was livid with match officials in the second half, although much of his anger would have been directed at his players who badly underperformed at Red Bull Arena. Diego Perotti put the Italian team ahead with a penalty on 12 minutes.On 69 minutes, Eusebio Di Francesco’s side doubled their lead as sub Kevin Vimmer’s cross fell to Turkish midfielder Cengiz Under, whose goal appeared to have sealed the win.But Harry Winks reduced the arrears on 86 minutes when he prodded home from four yards, and when Vincent Janssen scored in stoppage time, the Premier League team looked to have gained a draw that would have sent the International Champions Cup friendly to a penalty shoot-out.Harry Winks (R) of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammate Christian Eriksen after scoring a goal against AS Roma during their International Champions Cup (ICC) match, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, on July 25, 2017 © AFP / Don EMMERTMoments later, however, Marco Tumminello scored in dramatic fashion to sink the Londoners once and for all.On the day that Daniel Levy, the Tottenham owner, stressed his lack of transfer activity this summer is irrelevant because of the club’s thriving youth academy, manager Mauricio Pochettino fielded a number of younger players.Central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, left back Kyle Walker-Peters and midfielder Josh Onomah all started for a Spurs team who arrived in New York with a spring in their step following Saturday night’s 4-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in Orlando.Roma, who lost their previous game to the French champions on penalties, fielded a near full strength side with former Manchester City player Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov both renewing acquaintances with the Premier League club.And the Italians controversially took the lead on 12 minutes through Perotti’s penalty.Carter-Vickers was adjudged to have handled a Radja Nainggolan cross and although referee Hilario Grajeda was initially unsure, his assistant indicated the Spurs player did indeed handball in the area allowing Perotti to step up and steer past Michel Vorm.The English side, cheered on by a strong contingent of supporters, failed to get into their stride and it wasn’t until the 24th minute that a chance finally fell their way.– Kane left furious –Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur, seen in action in the first half during their International Champions Cup match against AS Roma, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, on July 25, 2017 © GETTY/AFP / ELSAHarry Kane was inches away from a cross before Mousa Dembele hit the bar from close range.Kane, the England striker, had been very quiet but he sprung into life on 36 minutes, powerfully holding off his marker before unleashing a shot from 20 yards which was well saved by Roma’s keeper Alisson.Pochettino removed the three young hopefuls at half-time with only Walker-Peters impressing, yet three minutes after the re-start Kane was left furious after Fazio brought him down in the area only for the referee to dismiss his penalty claims.The striker’s anger spilled over soon after when he smashed into Kostas Manolas, leaving the Roma defender sprawled out on the turf.Manager Pochettino then became embroiled in a lengthy argument with the fourth official, who appeared to try and send the Argentine off before relenting and allowing him to continue sitting on the sidelines.“It was a situation that we were talking in Spanish, not in English,” Pochettino said. “But I believe it was a chat that ok, we were talking and started to speak louder.But for me then I said to him, ‘I apologise’. Maybe a bit nervous for some situation on the pitch. But he wanted send me off, but I said ‘come on we were talking in Spanish and nobody could understand us’.“It was all good I think. I said sorry and he was fine.”Roma now travel to Boston for their final International Champions Cup match with Serie A rivals Juventus while Tottenham travel to Nashville to take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GLOVES OFF AS SUBMISSIONS MADE FOR DONEGAL’S RADIO LICENSE

first_imgThe battle for the airwaves of Donegal reached fever pitch today as the two consortiums looking for the license submitted their proposals.Both Highland Radio and the newly named DLFM presented their applications to the Broadcasting Association of IrelandDLFM have promised to shake up the local airwaves with a brand new format described as “Local, first”. But Highland have hit back with the backing of some of Donegal heavyweights including Daniel O’Donnell, Sir Gerry Robinson and Brian Friel.Commenting today after submitting the application in Dublin, Charlie Collins of the new consortium said he was “delighted” with the support the group have received.“We have been working on this for many months, using our own local experience and the input of industry experts from across Ireland and abroad. We want to build a radio station that reflects Donegal, and that will grow with Donegal. We’ve invested huge time, energy and resources in this bid, and are committed to continuing that investment should the BAI award us the licence”. Highland Radio Managing Director, Shaun Doherty, said after 25 years on air, they remain fresh.“Our listeners are at the heart of everything we do. We are very pleased with the strength of our application to the BAI today and positive about the new licence process.“After 23 years of leadership in Irish local radio, Highland Radio remains fresh, relevant, exciting and dynamic. I want to say a very big thank you to everyone for their support. We look forward to continuing to be a voice for our Donegal communities for another 10 years and beyond” he added.The submission of DLFM (Donegal Commercial Radio Broadcasting Limited) runs to 250 pagesIt identifies key elements like news, sport, local organisations, and the wider community of Donegal, as the driver of the broadcast service.High quality local current affairs coverage and debate leads the morning show, with a magazine-style afternoon discussion show running from 3pm to 5:30pm. Music output is balanced throughout the day, varying between Irish and American country, classic hits, through to modern music in youth-focused shows.Since change of ownership in 2008, Highland Radio has increased market share and listenership. The station has managed to navigate the current economic downturn and even increase staffing to a total of 53, by creating exciting new initiatives for Donegal advertisers and listeners such as the North West Motor Show and the Highland Radio Christmas Fair.The identity of a number of other local people backing the new consortium was also unveiled today. It was previously known that Simpson and Collins were joined by Philip O’Doherty of E&I Engineering, Letterkenny businessmen Enda Nicholls of Arena 7 and Mark McCloskey of Evolve Menswear, as well as Glenties man Brian McGill of the Harcourt Hotel and the Falcarragh-born publican Danny Doohan. The final shareholders are former Mayor of Letterkenny and digital media expert Damien Blake, who is joined by his wife Mary G. Blake, a teacher from Ballybofey.The non-shareholder directors are local journalist and broadcaster Lisa Burkitt, internationally-respected media ethics expert Professor Roy Greenslade, and businesswoman Grace Ann McGarvey of GA Consultancy in Letterkenny.Highland Radio, who currently boast the biggest listenership of all of Ireland’s local radio stations, also presented their submission.All applications were due to be submitted to the BAI by 12 noon today. It is expected that digital copies will be made available online shortly after the closing date.GLOVES OFF AS SUBMISSIONS MADE FOR DONEGAL’S RADIO LICENSE was last modified: September 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DLFMHighland Radiolast_img read more

DD LOCAL: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NEWS

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource centreLocal notes• Young parents Pathways programme is due to start end of March and is free: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form contact: 04882 250 962/0749141773. • KITCHEN GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS: Beginning April 2013 in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Course content: How to Sow Seeds, When & What to Sow Now, How to Plan & Layout a Kitchen Garden, Growing Herbs & Salads in pots, Growing Tasty Fruit. Contact 07491 41773 to book a place.• WRITER’S GROUP: Have you stories, poems or memoir pieces waiting to be written? Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre holds a creative writing session on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 4.30. Explore your creativity within a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The sessions are led by an experienced facilitator. The group is open to anyone with an interest in writing. The nominal fee of €2 is charged for each afternoon. For further information contact 07491 41773 or just pop in on Wednesday.• Art Classes: Art classes runs on Monday mornings from 10.30-12.30 in Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773! Everyone Welcome• Calling all youth On Friday the 22nd March in association with Border Villages Integration Project, Sinead Scott will be running a Crazy Circuits session for any young person interested. She will also be advising on muscle/fat/water content in the body. For more information or to book a place contact reception on 074 91 41773. • Clothes Appeal: Are you doing a spring clean? Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, brick-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped off at reception anytime Monday to Friday.Many Thanks• “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The current opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Each Volunteer is only required to work 3 hours out of these shifts. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.  DD LOCAL: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NEWS was last modified: March 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LIfford/Clonleigh newslast_img read more

Ice Dogs sign four more

first_img But will he really be an Ice Dog this year? That remains to be seen. Rosa was invited to the Nashville Predators’ main camp, though the Ice Dogs retain his ECHL rights should he be sent down. He is the first player of the Ice Dogs’ ECHL era to be invited to a main NHL training camp. With training camp set to open within a month, the Ice Dogs have signed four more players including last season’s ECHL Rookie of the Year runner-up Marco Rosa and new No. 1 goaltender Greg Hewitt. Others coming aboard were forwards Sean McAslan and Mac Faulkner. Rosa, one of only three Ice Dogs to play in all 72 regular-season games last year, registered 34 goals and 31 assists, putting him second on the team with 65 points. He also had the second-best plus/minus rating in the ECHL at +34. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I had a great time playing in Long Beach last season,” said Rosa. “The hockey and coaching are great and it would definitely be fun to play with those guys again. Obviously, my ultimate goal is to get to a higher level of hockey, but if things don’t work out (in Nashville), I will be happy to be back in Long Beach and work on what I need to improve on.” Ice Dogs coach Malcolm Cameron was more than pleased to see Rosa get a chance. “This is a tremendous feather in his cap to be invited to the Predators main camp,” said Cameron. “This is a great thing for him and this organization, and we’re very excited about it.” Cameron certainly has shown a loyalty to former players, so it’s not too surprising to see him grab Hewitt to be the Ice Dogs’ top goalie. Hewitt played for Cameron in Cincinnati (ECHL) in 2002-03, when the Cyclones lost Game 7 of the conference finals, and in Columbus (UHL) in 2004, when he was an All-Star. Over five seasons, his pro numbers include a 73-88-24 record, four shutouts, a 3.19 GAA, and a .903 save percentage. center_img “I’m really excited to have Greg back with me,” said Cameron. “He’s one of the most competitive people I’ve ever met. A tough situation last year in Elmira (the team finished in last place) will only make him stronger and should help him lead us to the playoffs again this year. Hopefully, we can rekindle our past success together.” Faulkner, who attended the Ottawa Senators’ rookie camp, played the last four seasons at Clarkson University, where posted 33 goals, 50 assists and 160 penalty minutes in 141 games. “Mac is a big, strong, power forward with strong character,” said Cameron. “He’s tough around the net, and having been captain of Clarkson University, he has great leadership abilities.” McAslan played the last two seasons in the AHL with Edmonton and Toronto. In 127 AHL games, including one in Hamilton, he had 18 goals, 20 assists and 127 penalty minutes. He will be at the Cleveland Barons’ (AHL) camp before coming to L.B. “He’s a big, strong, powerful forward who skates well and has tremendous experience,” Cameron. “We expect him to play a big leadership role and put up some excellent offensive numbers for us this season.” In other news, rookie defenseman Luke Fritshaw, who was originally drafted by the Mighty Ducks in the sixth round of the NHL entry draft and signed by the Ice Dogs on Aug. 2, will be attending the Florida Panthers’ rookie camp. Season tickets for the 2005-06 season are on sale now. For more information, call (562) ICE-DOGS. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more