Brayden Schenn scores winner, Shayne Gostisbehere adds three assists as Flyers down Canucks 3-2

VANCOUVER — Brayden Schenn scored the winner in the second period and Shayne Gostisbehere had three assists for the first three-point game of his NHL career as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Sunday night. Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek had the other goals for Philadelphia (28-24-7), while Michael Neuvirth made 18 stops to get the win. RelatedTrailing 3-2 through 40 minutes, Vancouver’s toothless 28th-ranked power play got a chance early in the third, but failed to register a shot. … Sunday marked the first time this season the Canucks haven’t split starts in back-to-backs when both Miller and backup Jacob Markstrom are healthy. … The Canucks are scheduled to return to practice at 4 p.m. local time on Friday before welcoming San Jose to town Saturday.

February 20, 2017 06:25 UTC

Customs launches new GST compliance drive - Nation

PETALING JAYA: The Customs Department has launched its latest compliance drive, seeking to collect RM3bil in unpaid Goods and Services Tax (GST). Its director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad (pic) said the drive, called Customs Blue Operations Strategy (CBOS) 3.0, aims to collect twice the amount collected in its second operation conducted last year. CBOS 3.0 will see the department taking a friendlier approach, by educating companies on “Informed Compliance” instead of punishing them through “Enforced Compliance,” he said. Khazali said 600 officers from the Customs Department's GST, Compliance and Enforcement divisions would take part in the door-to-door operations. It was reported that Customs targets to collect up to RM42bil in GST this year, compared with RM41.2bil in 2016.

February 20, 2017 06:22 UTC

AP Source: Pelicans acquiring DeMarcus Cousins in multi-player deal

RelatedThe move also sends a message that the Pelicans are committed to a push for a playoff spot. Cousins, like Davis a former collegiate star at Kentucky, is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds this season. But he is due to become a free agent in 2018 unless the Pelicans can sign him to an All-Star calibre extension. Hield is averaging 8.6 points but has been explosive at times, with a season high of 21 points. The 6-9 Casspi has been playing about 19 minutes per game for the Kings this season, averaging 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds.

February 20, 2017 06:08 UTC

Funeral for Abbotsford girl, 3, whose death sparks hospital review

More than 200 mourners attended a funeral Sunday for a three-year-old girl who died suddenly at an Abbotsford hospital. Nimrat Gill was taken to Abbotsford Regional Hospital Feb. 6 with a fever. Family and friends of 3-year-old Nimrat Gill attended a memorial for her at the Fraser River Funeral Home in Abbotsford on Sunday Feb. 19, 2017. - Daljit Sidhu, Nimrat Gill family friendThere is no timeline for when the review will be completed. Her mother, Balraj Gill, told CBC she was made to wait for treatment.

February 20, 2017 05:03 UTC

Big-time offence in the Big Easy as West tops East 192-182

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis had an All-Star Game for the record books. It looked like he was a cinch for MVP honours, until Davis scored 20 points in the fourth. West: Curry took cover in the third quarter, comically hitting the deck face-first as Antetokounmpo went in for yet another dunk. EMBIID CLOSEJoel Embiid wanted to be in the All-Star Game, and he was close — literally and figuratively. UP NEXTThe next All-Star Game is Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles, which will host for a record sixth time.

February 20, 2017 05:02 UTC

Daily horoscope for Monday, February 20, 2017

Aries (March 21-April 19)Something related to travel will be a surprise today. You might have an unexpected chance to travel; or travel plans might be cancelled or changed. Gemini (May 21-June 20)Because the Moon is opposite your sign today, you have to cooperate with others and be accommodating. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)Something to do with your work routine will be interrupted today, especially if you work at home. A surprise related to children, sports or a social event might please you.

February 20, 2017 05:00 UTC

Everyone’s happy at all-star game, including Westbrook and Durant

The West beat the East 192-182 in the all-star game. That seems to be the big remaining issue now that Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have apparently realized they can co-exist peacefully, if not perfectly, after a high school-like squabble dominated parts of the league’s all-star weekend narrative. But the drama began at Friday’s media when Westbrook, the put-upon Oklahoma City Thunder star deserted by longtime running mate Durant, answered questions about Durant with references to fashion. Western Conference coach Steve Kerr wasted no time in continuing the saga, putting Westbrook in the game about six minutes into the first quarter. Anthony Davis, the hometown star, scored an all-star game-record 52 points, breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s previous mark by 10.

February 20, 2017 04:30 UTC

Senators lose Hoffman, Wingels and Stone to injury in loss to Jets

The Ottawa Senators had a chance to move into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Division with the Montreal Canadiens. He was only given two minutes for an illegal check to the head, but coach Guy Boucher was incensed Trouba wasn’t given a five-minute major. “Tough day with the loss of Bobby and then we lost another bunch of guys. “That’s (a) tough (loss). The Senators may have, but in the end this was a loss that hurt in more ways than one.

February 20, 2017 04:18 UTC

Westbrook, Durant connect for alley-oop just like old times

They may not be singing Kumbaya but Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant showed some real chemistry at the NBA All-Star Game. The two former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates barely spoke to each other or about each other when All-Star weekend kicked off in New Orleans on Friday but they put their differences aside on Sunday night. Fans rejoiced. KD to Westbrook got me feelin some type of way — @ThatsNBAwhen durant passes to westbrook — @TheCrossoverWhen Durant left OKC for Golden State last summer, the two besties split and what could have been an awkward game at Smoothie King Center turned out to be an olive branch between the two. If Westbrook could catch an alley oop from Durant, you could message your ex — @NoHoesGeorgeYo if Durant can throw Westbrook an alley-oop you democrats and republicans need to start getting along — @NateT93Looks like time heals all wounds.

February 20, 2017 04:07 UTC

Brown, Matthews power Maple Leafs past Hurricanes 4-0

The Leafs won for the fourth time in nine games and improved to 5-8-1 in the second game of back-to-back sets. A sparse crowd saw the Leafs, playing for the second consecutive game without Mitch Marner (shoulder), improve to 13-10-7 on the road. Matthews scored a highlight-reel goal in the second period, giving the Leafs a 2-0 lead at 9:53. The Leafs play host to Laine and the Jets on Tuesday to begin a three-game home stand. It helped that Justin Faulk hit the post during a Hurricanes power play, something that happened again in the second period.

February 20, 2017 04:05 UTC

North Korean ambassador leaves Putrajaya following meeting - Nation

PUTRAJAYA: North Korea's Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol made a hasty exit from Wisma Putra after being summoned over his allegations that Malaysia was "colluding" with external forces with regard to the death of Kim Jong Nam. Kang, who had arrived at the Foreign Ministry at 9.55am on Monday in his official car, left at 11.29am. Malaysia has recalled its ambassador to North Korea. The Foreign Ministry, in a strongly worded statement on Monday, said the Malaysian Government had been transparent regarding the death of Kim Jong-nam, the murdered half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The North Korean Embassy in Malaysia, the statement said, had been kept informed of developments related to the matter as well as the processes involved under Malaysian law.

February 20, 2017 03:45 UTC

Leafs blow back into playoff spot by shutting out Hurricanes

Curtis McElhinney stopped 37 Carolina shots Sunday for his first shutout with the Maple Leafs. Toronto, which had fallen out of a playoff spot Saturday night, leapfrogged past Florida to reclaim a wild-card spot at the very least. The Leafs focused on tying up the neutral zone Sunday, and that plan kept the Hurricanes off the score sheet. They had lost nine of 13 second games before beating Carolina. Matthews’ goal, his 28th of the season, put him back in a tie with Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine for the goal lead among NHL rookies.

February 20, 2017 03:17 UTC

Malaysia recalls its ambassador to North Korea - Nation

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has recalled its ambassador to North Korea as Wisma Putra summoned Pyongyang's ambassador to Malaysia following his strong criticism against the Government. In a strongly worded statement, Wisma Putra said it viewed the baseless allegations levelled by the North Korean Ambassador Kang Chol as a serious attempt to tarnish the country's reputation. The statement said that in his press conference, the North Korean Ambassador had insinuated that the Malaysian Government had “something to conceal”. Kang arrived at Wisma Putra here at 9.54am and was still in the ministry headquarters at 10.55am. Update: North Korean ambassador leaves Putrajaya following meeting

February 20, 2017 03:16 UTC

Auston Matthews' highlight-reel goal helps Leafs past Hurricanes

Matthews still found a way to put the puck in the back of the net. Matthews had a highlight-reel goal on a backhander as he was twirling down to the ice, Connor Brown scored twice, and the Maple Leafs beat the Hurricanes 4-0 on Sunday night. 2, find the puck and be able to push it," Brown said of Matthews, "he's an elite goal scorer for a reason." 'That was pretty impressive'"Just the strength, while he was falling, to score that goal, that was pretty impressive," Gardiner said. McElhinney earned his first shutout with the Maple Leafs, and the fifth of his career.

February 20, 2017 03:09 UTC

'An incredible gift:' Province adds $5M to Canuck Place budget

Canuck Place — the province's pediatric palliative care provider — is celebrating a huge boost to its budget from the B.C. Liberals announced a yearly $5 million addition to the $1.7 million it already receives, starting in 2018. NEW: Province gives gift of love to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, #BC — @BCGovNews"It's an incredible gift to be able to get that additional support so that we can further expand the services that we're providing," said Margaret McNeil, CEO Canuck Place Childrens' Hospice. Currently, Canuck Place uses donations to provide 60 per cent of its operating budget. Meanwhile, McNeil says Canuck Place will continue to solicit donations despite the big bump up in funding.

February 20, 2017 03:00 UTC

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