The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (10-15-5, 6-9-5 Big Ten) had a respectable trip to South Bend, Indiana this weekend — defeating the No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-11-3, 9-9-2) by a score of 2–1 Friday before losing by a score of 5–2 Saturday.Wisconsin forward Linus Weissbach put the Badgers on the board less than six minutes into Friday’s game with a power-play goal. The Fighting Irish answered late in the period to tie the game at one apiece.The game was scoreless throughout most of the second period before Roman Ahcan regained the lead for the Badgers with just under three minutes to play. This would serve as the game-winning goal, as Wisconsin held Notre Dame scoreless in the third period to preserve the victory.The highlight of Friday’s game came from the spectacular performance between the pipes from Wisconsin goalie Daniel Lebedeff, who saved 30 of 31 shots.The Badgers’ special teams played a large factor in the game, as they went one-for-three on power plays and went two-for-two on penalty kills — both were improvements considering the team’s recent struggles in the special teams department.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin seeks upset, revenge on road against No. 15 Notre DameComing off of a tough weekend series against Ohio State, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (9-14-5, 5-8-5 Big Read…Wisconsin captain Peter Tischke credited the Badgers’ effort after the win.“Everything was clicking tonight,” Tischke said. “It started with our goaltending. Daniel played unbelievably, and then from the D corps on, we played really well. The forwards did a great job of getting open for us. Our special teams did great.”In Saturday’s affair, Wisconsin came out of the gate strong once again, with Matthew Freytag scoring just two minutes into the game. Despite the Badgers outshooting the Fighting Irish 34-31, Notre Dame went on to score five goals to win the game by a score of 5–2.Lebedeff was pulled following 40 minutes of play after allowing four goals on just 18 shots and was replaced by Jack Berry, who finished with eight saves on nine shots.Sean Dhooghe scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season late in the third period, his first in 11 games.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin swept at home by No. 3 Ohio StateDespite a valiant effort against the visiting No. 3 The Ohio State Buckeyes (19-5-4, 12-3-3-2 Big Ten), the University of Read…The story of the game was opposite that of the first game, as the Badgers failed to connect on three power plays and allowed the Fighting Irish to capitalize on three of their five chances with the man advantage.Head Coach Tony Granato gave his takeaways on Saturday’s game.“Tonight, they were great on the power play, and we weren’t as good as we were last night on those special teams,” Granato said. “That’s really the difference in the game. We had lots of chances on five-on-five. We knew they would come out and play better, and they did. We had our opportunities to stay in the game.”Wisconsin now sits in seventh place in the Big Ten with 25 points. With four games remaining before the Big Ten Playoffs, Penn State, who currently sits in fifth place in the Big Ten standings, awaits the Badgers in Happy Valley.Puck drops are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s game is available on Big Ten Network and can be listened to on 1310 WIBA and Saturday’s game can be listened to on 1070 WTSO.
An impressive Cork side beat the Premier County 2-17 to 1-10 in today’s semi-final clash at Castle Road.The Rebels will face Limerick in the provincial decider.That match will take place on May 21st.
2017 mid-year reportGovernment on Friday revealed a marginal increase in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first half of 2017, with significant contributions coming from the agriculture, fishing and forestry sectors.A mid-year report, which was presented to Cabinet on Wednesday, was officiallyFinance Minister Winston Jordanreleased to the public on Friday, showed some major contributions from various sectors. According to the report, economic growth in the first half of 2017 rose to some 2.2 per cent, compared to 2.0 per cent in the first half of 2016.The marginal increase, the report said, was driven mainly by the expansion of the agriculture, fishing, and forestry sector with the manufacturing, construction, and services sectors also making noteworthy contributions.Growth in the agriculture, fishing, and forestry sectors was led by the expansion in the rice and fishing industries, attributable to favourable international prices, strong demand and entry into new markets.Non-sugar growth declined from 3.1 per cent in the first half of 2016, to 2.4 per cent in the first half of 2017.The mid-year report showed that overall, the agriculture, fishing, and forestry sectors grew by some 6.4 per cent, in the first half of 2017, underpinned by a strong recovery in the rice industry and improved performance in the fishingMinister of State Joseph Harmonindustry.The rice production in the first half of 2017, recorded 349,867 tonnes, an increase of 31.6 per cent over production in the first half of 2016. This noteworthy performance, the report highlighted, was attributed to a rise in acreage sown in all regions, especially in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) where acreage sown rose by 30 per cent. In addition to Government, farmers as well as millers have also been actively engaged in seeking new markets. Pursuit of new markets has resulted in exports to Mexico of over $1 billion. Exports to Cuba of 15,000 tonnes during the second half, are expected to contribute to the expansion of the industry – the first such shipment in over 40 years.Coming out also from the Minister’s report was the poor performance of the Public Service Investment Project (PSIP) during the early months of 2017.Helping accounting officersMeanwhile, Minister of State Joseph Harmon speaking at a weekly post-Cabinet meeting on Friday said one contributing factor to this shortfall was the unfamiliarity of Permanent Secretaries about the procurement system.“Additionally, what they had to do was come to grips with the fact that VAT was now being charged on Government services and therefore when the initial contracts were awarded, it included that and that amounted to some delay,” Harmon told the media.What seemed to have contributed to the slowing up of spending too, Harmon said, was agencies having to go through a procurement system that was carrying out several checks to ensure mistakes were not made. Some recommendations considered to assist in the spending process of these agencies are the employment of project management officers to assist Permanent Secretaries with the basic paperwork. It was also put to the Cabinet that there be better streamlining between the time of the issuance of the contract to the point of mobilisation of the contractor. He said Government is seeking to “narrow that gap”, so that things could move at a faster pace.In its conclusion, the Finance Ministry said in spite of the challenges encountered in the first half of the year, the economy was able to record a higher growth rate than the same period last year. It said prudent management by Government has enabled positive growth rates to be recorded every year since the administration took office. The outlook is for continued positive growth rate, albeit at a lower level than previously envisaged.It said the revised growth target for 2017 is some 3.1 per cent, which is more or less the same as that achieved in 2016.This, it said, is due largely to the projected under-performance of sugar. The report said the non-financial Public Sector deficit is expected to be in line with the budget as the anticipated over-achievement of the revenue target should compensate for the additional expenditure in areas of crime and security and public infrastructure.The other macroeconomic variables, such as inflation and the exchange rate will be kept in check.
A man was injured Saturday evening when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree in the Ridgefield area.Steven J. Due, 23, who resides at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Tacoma, was driving north on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield when the red Chevrolet Impala he was driving veered right, went off of the roadway and hit a tree, according to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol. The crash occurred around 7:50 p.m. near Milepost 10, the agency said.Due was injured and taken to the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, State Patrol said. His condition at the hospital was not immediately available.He was cited for driving too fast for road conditions, according to the press memo.
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