Of cupcakes and hockey sticks: Sharks say they have routines, but not superstitions

first_imgSAN JOSE — The first rule about having superstitions is to not to refer to them as being superstitions.They’re called routines, in case you were curious.“Superstition has this stigma about it,” Sharks winger Evander Kane said. “Superstitions are fine. Everybody has them, whether they admit it or not.”The Sharks have won six straight going into Tuesday’s home game against the Edmonton Oilers. They’ve completely turned around their season in that time, going from a team that was at the …last_img

Five arrested, several injured in Jharkhand over cow slaughter

first_imgFive persons have been arrested and several, including five policemen, were injured at Pakur in Jharkhand when a clash broke out between villagers and policemen on Wednesday over cow slaughter during the Id-ul-Zuha festival. The situation is said to be tense but under control.Police officers said villagers at Dangrapahra under the Maheshpur police station limits in Pakur district bordering West Bengal attacked the policemen when they reached there on a tip- off that cow slaughter was being done on the Id-ul-Zuha festival. Since 2015, cow slaughter is banned in Jharkhand and on August 18, the Jharkhand government had also issued a directive for deputy commissioners of all districts to make sure that cattle were not slaughtered on Id-ul-Zuha.Situation under control“The villagers attacked the policemen…and five policemen, including the Maheshpur police station officer in-charge Umesh Prasad, were injured while some villagers too were injuried in the clash…the situation is under control now,” Pakur Superintendent of Police Shailendra Prasad Barnwal said. Both the SP and Deputy Commissioner of Pakur, Dilip Kumar Jha, are camping at Maheshpur, said R.K. Mallick, Jharkhand police spokesperson. “Deputy Inspector General, Raj Kumar Lakra has also been sent along with additional forces to bring the situation under control,” he added.The police had resorted to baton-charge and used tear gas against protesters. However, local people said the police also opened fire on them in which at least seven persons were injured. Later, the police also imposed Section 144 of the India Penal Code in the area which prohibites the assembly of four or more people at a place. Medical treatmentMeanwhile, many injured villagers crossed the Bengal border for medical treatment at Rampurhat government hospital in Birbhum district, 45 km away from Pakur.last_img read more

Valdez: Vietnam really prepared for us

first_imgAlyssa Valdez is unfazed of THS pic.twitter.com/b8RcX6jluZ— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) August 25, 2017KUALA LUMPUR—Alyssa Valdez, one of the country’s most vaunted scorers, was left in awe of Vietnam’s performance after the Philippines lost a crucial group stage match Friday in the Southeast Asian Games.“They really prepared against us. They showed too much energy and confidence against us,” said Valdez in Filipino after the team lost to Vietnam, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut the 23-year-old Valdez maintained the PH women’s team played well.ADVERTISEMENT READ: PH volleybelles bow to Vietnam, draw Thailand in semis “We have no regrets. We gave it our all in today’s game,” added Valdez.“It’s a learning experience for us, for the team and the whole Philippine volleyball,” added Valdez who scored 11 points. “Hopefully this would motivate us against Thailand.”The Philippines will face Thailand in the cross-over semis Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters SEA Games: PH adds silver to lawn bowls medal haul View commentslast_img read more