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How Sharks’ Tomas Hertl exorcised the ghost of John Tavares

first_imgSAN JOSE — The ghost of John Tavares isn’t haunting the San Jose area anymore. Tomas Hertl is putting that problem to rest.As the Sharks head down the stretch run, the team is piling up points with the type of stacked center depth that general manager Doug Wilson envisioned last summer. But instead of creating mismatches with a center alignment that would have featured Tavares, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton, the Sharks are thriving under Plan B, or actually, Plan C.Hertl is suddenly emerging …last_img read more

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25 days agoBarcelona president Bartomeu to meet with Pique to clear the air

first_imgBarcelona president Bartomeu to meet with Pique to clear the airby Carlos Volcano25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is set to meet with defender Gerard Pique to clear the air after the latter’s recent comments.Sport says Pique has questioned the board twice in the last week. He said he did not like the team’s pre-season tours of Japan and the US, claiming “we did more travelling and less training and we’re feeling it.”Then he hinted that the board were planting stories in the media against the players.The objective of the meeting will be to smooth things over and stop Pique’s digs which in Madrid they are using to do more damage to Barcelona. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Public Safety Canada says printing a gun without licence could lead to

first_imgPublic Safety Canada says it’s closely monitoring U.S. moves that would allow designs for 3D-printed guns to be posted online, but there are rules already in place to prevent unauthorized weapons from being made.“Regardless of manufacturing method, a business licence is required to produce a firearm and all firearms are subject to the Firearms Act, the Criminal Code and their associated regulations,” the department said in a statement.It adds it’s illegal to make or possess a firearm without the right licence and registration certificate.“The Firearms Act requires that a business, museum, or organization must have a firearms business licence to manufacture ammunition, firearms, restricted or prohibited weapons, or prohibited devices. A business licence is valid only for the activities specified on the licence.”Anyone who makes weapons or ammunition knowing they aren’t authorized to do so could face up to 10 years in prison, according to the section of the Criminal Code that deals with weapons trafficking.The legal wrangling in the U.S. around 3D-printed firearms dates back to 2013, when Texas-based Defence Distributed started publishing downloadable gun blueprints online. The plastic guns are easy to hide and difficult to trace.The State Department ordered company founder Cody Wilson to cease, but the U.S. government settled with his company in late June, which would have allowed the files to be posted again on Wednesday.But on Tuesday a federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of the blueprints, saying they could end up in the wrong hands.“There is a possibility of irreparable harm because of the way these guns can be made,” said U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik.Eight Democratic attorneys general had filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the federal government’s settlement with Defence Distributed. They also sought the restraining order, arguing the 3D guns would be a safety risk.U.S. President Donald Trump has said on Twitter that he is looking into the matter, has spoken to the National Rifle Association and that it “doesn’t seem to make much sense!”Kerry Stevenson, editor and founder of the 3D printing blog Fabbaloo, said the level of alarm over the release of the 3D-printed gun designs is unwarranted.“These files have been informally available for a couple of years now and anybody who really, really wanted them would surely have found them already,” he said.But the combination of two hot-button issues — 3D printing technology and the proliferation of guns — has created a big media buzz, Stevenson added.“People think that 3D printers are these magic machines that can make anything like a Star Trek replicator. But they aren’t. They’re just another machine that can make certain kinds of stuff.”He noted that there have long been computer-driven machines used to manufacture products out of metal, which would make more durable guns than the hard plastic ones 3D printers churn out.He said 3D-printed guns are not strong enough to withstand more than a few uses before they crack. Weighing the poor product quality against the substantial costs of 3D printers, Stevenson said he can’t see many people resorting to that method to get their hands on a firearm.University of Calgary law professor Lisa Silver said authorities need to find a balance between making sure 3D printing technology is allowed to flourish for its many legitimate and beneficial uses, while restricting any potentially dangerous activity.She said it’s likely Canada’s firearms laws and regulations would cover 3D-printed firearms, but the language may have to be tweaked to make it completely clear.“If I were the government, I would want to make sure all my legislation is up to date, that I’ve got the opinion of my policy people that say ‘yes, it would cover that kind of firearm,’” she said.The advent of 3D-printed firearms could also make police investigations more complex, Silver added. For instance, search warrants may need to be extended to computer forensics, when they wouldn’t have in the past.“It’s another one of those new technologies that the police just have to keep apace of and be one step ahead of people who are going to use them for criminal activity.”— With files from APlast_img read more

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Football Ohio State stays at No 4 in latest AP Poll

The Buckeyes line up to sing “Carmen Ohio” after the game against TCU on Sept. 15. Ohio State won 40-28. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State stayed as the No. 4 team in the latest AP Poll after defeating TCU 40-28 on Saturday. The Buckeyes failed to earn a first place vote. Ohio State began the season as the No. 5 team in the nation according to the preseason AP Poll, but had failed to earn a first place vote after defeating both Oregon State and Rutgers in the first two weeks of the season. Ohio State did earn a first place vote in the USA Coaches Poll released Sunday, which had the Buckeyes as the No. 4 team in the nation as well. The Buckeyes defeated the Horned Frogs on Saturday, which fell to No. 17 after the loss. Ohio State is one of five teams from the Big Ten represented in the latest AP Poll along with Penn State (No. 10 along with Washington), Wisconsin (No. 18), Michigan (No. 19) and Michigan State (No. 24). The AP Poll: Week 41. Alabama (58)2. Georgia3. Clemson (3)4. Ohio State5. Oklahoma6. LSU7. Stanford8. Notre Dame9. Auburn10. Washington10. Penn State12. West Virginia13. Virginia Tech14. Mississippi State15. Oklahoma State16. UCF17. TCU18. Wisconsin19. Michigan20. Oregon21. Miami22. Texas A&M23. Boston College24. Michigan State25. BYU read more

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Baseball Ohio State comes up empty in trip to South Carolina

Ohio State freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State baseball team (7-8) lost all three games in the Greenville Drive First Pitch Invitational. The drive from Greenville, South Carolina to Spartanburg, South Carolina did not prove to be refreshing, as the Buckeyes also dropped their fifth-straight game on Tuesday.  Michigan StateThe Buckeyes fell to a Michigan State squad fueled by early runs and stellar pitching. Michigan State (3-10) defeated Ohio State 7-1 on Saturday. Spartans junior pitcher Mike Mokma went the distance in the 11-strikeout win. Mokma allowed seven hits in his nine innings of work, leaving with a 2.05 ERA on the year. The Spartans added three runs in the first inning to give Mokma early run support. Senior third baseman Ando Royce had two hits and three RBIs. Ohio State freshman pitcher Garrett Burhenn picked up his first loss of the season, falling to 2-1 on the year. Burhenn allowed seven runs in five innings. Freshman pitcher TJ Brock put in three hitless innings of relief for the Buckeyes. He recorded five strikeouts in the process. Western Carolina A big inning plagued the Buckeyes, as they dropped their third straight game. Ohio State fell to Western Carolina (8-5) in a score of 8-5. A five-run seventh inning propelled the Catamounts to a comfortable four-run victory. Junior right fielder Dominic Canzone hit a solo home run for the Buckeyes, his fourth of the year, to put the Buckeyes up 4-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Ohio State freshman pitcher Mitch Milheim allowed four runs in the bottom of the inning, picking up his first loss of the year. Despite producing 11 hits, Ohio State stranded 12 baserunners in the loss. Western Carolina junior pitcher Jacob Corn received his second win of the season, as he allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief. FurmanDespite producing 10 runs, Ohio State dropped its fourth straight game in dramatic fashion Monday. The Buckeyes were outscored 11-10 in 10 innings against Furman (4-9). A solo home run by senior first baseman John Boswell ended the game, giving the Paladins its second win in three games. The Buckeye offense recorded a season-high 15 hits. Four Buckeyes produced at least three hits in the loss. Ohio State junior first baseman Conner Pohl recorded four hits and one RBI. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry added three RBIs, hitting his fourth home run of the season. The Buckeyes led 10-8 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning. After two throwing errors put two runners in scoring position, a ground out reduced the lead to one with two outs and put a runner on third. A single knocked in the tying run to extend the game. Ohio State freshman pitcher Will Pfenning received the loss. Furman freshman pitcher Rob Hughes picked up his second win of the season; he has no earned runs in 15 innings of work. Wofford The Buckeyes could stop the bleeding, dropping their fifth straight in a loss to Wofford. Ohio State lost 8-6 to Wofford (11-6), despite jumping out to a 5-1 lead through three innings. The Terriers’ offense produced seven runs in the next four innings to secure the lead and ultimately the win. Wofford sophomore starting pitcher David Yourke struggled early, allowing five earned runs in four innings. The relief for the Terriers rebounded, however, allowing only one run in the final five innings. The pitching for Ohio State did not excel against a talented Wofford batting order. Freshman third baseman John Dempsey produced three RBIs, including a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry had a three-hit performance for the Buckeyes that included two RBIs and two doubles. Cherry is now batting .344 on the season. Ohio State junior pitcher Andrew Magno received the loss, while Wofford junior pitcher Rasesh Pandya earned the win. read more

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Rep Potvin to meet with residents in Barryton Sept 19

first_img14Sep Rep. Potvin to meet with residents in Barryton Sept. 19 State Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, is holding office hours Monday, Sept. 19, to meet with residents of the 102nd House District. He will be available from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Williams Café, 19636 30th Ave. in Barryton.“I regret that I wasn’t able to make it to Barryton last month, and I’m looking forward to meeting with residents there on Sept. 19,” Rep. Potvin said. “I hope people take an opportunity to come to Williams Café and sit down with me. I enjoy hearing feedback from residents in our district, and I’m always happy to answer questions about what is going on in Lansing.”No appointment is necessary for office hours. Anyone unable to attend can contact Rep. Potvin’s Lansing office at (517) 373-1747. The representative also can be reached by email at [email protected]; or by mail at S-1386 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909.##### Categories: Newslast_img read more

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