Following HC Rap, Karnataka Govt Withdraws Notification Increasing Working Hours Under Factories Act

first_imgNews UpdatesFollowing HC Rap, Karnataka Govt Withdraws Notification Increasing Working Hours Under Factories Act Mustafa Plumber12 Jun 2020 2:52 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka Government on Friday told that High Court of Karnataka that it has withdrawn the notification dated May 22, by which the provisions of the Factories Act 1948 governing the working hours of workers were suspended.Notably, the move comes after the HC told the Government on June 9 that it will stay the notification, if the government itself is not withdrawing the same before the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka Government on Friday told that High Court of Karnataka that it has withdrawn the notification dated May 22, by which the provisions of the Factories Act 1948 governing the working hours of workers were suspended.Notably, the move comes after the HC told the Government on June 9 that it will stay the notification, if the government itself is not withdrawing the same before the next hearing date.A division bench headed by Chief Justice A S Oka made such an observation on June 9, after noting that the notification cannot be sustained on the basis of Section 5 of the Factories Act, which gives state power to relax the provisions in the event of “Public Emergency”.The bench had noted that the State Government itself admitted that the economic crisis caused by lockdown was not a “Public Emergency” as per Section 5.As per Section 5, “public emergency” means a grave emergency whereby the security of India or of any part of the territory thereof is threatened, whether by war or external aggression or internal disturbance.In the statement filed in the Court, the Government had said :”Although it is difficult to locate the present situation within contingencies of section 5 of the act, nevertheless the extraordinary situation warranted such drastic measures in the interest of both the workers and employers”.When the bench had pointed out that the Karnataka Government has admitted in its submissions that Section 5 was not attracted, the government sought to place reliance of Section 65(2) of the Factories Act.However, the bench pointed out that the notification was not referring to this provision. The bench ultimately adjourned the hearing till June 12, in view of the non-availability of Additional Advocate General. The bench however cautioned that the notification will be stayed, if a fresh decision is not taken by Friday On Friday, a division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice E S Indiresh was informed by Additional Advocate General Dhyan Chinnappa that by a notification issued on June 11, the impugned notification dated May 22 has been withdrawn by the government. Accordingly, the court disposed off the petition filed by social and RTI Rights activist Maruthi H. As per the notification, the state had exempted all factories from Section 51 and Section 54 of the Factories Act, 1948, with effect from May 22 to August 21. As a result, it increased the working hours of workmen from nine to 10 hours per day and to 60 hours from 48 hours per week, in the state. The petition filed through Advocate Basawa Kunale and advocate Hemanth Rao stated that the notification issued on May 22 is liable to be quashed as it is illegal, arbitrary and in violation of the Constitutional and statutory safeguards provided to workers.   Next Storylast_img read more

Deer-tolerant Plants

first_img“There is no such thing as a deer-resistant plant, and when deer populations are high and food becomes scarce, deer may feed on plants that are thought to be deer-tolerant,” Mengak said. Spring is the perfect time to add new flowers and trees to your home landscape. However, deer may love the new addition as much as you do. “Deer like nutrient-rich plants, especially in spring and summer when does are pregnant or nursing, when young deer are growing and when bucks are growing antlers,” said Michael Mengak, wildlife specialist with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. “Fertilized plants, such as those in home landscapes, provide protein, energy-rich carbohydrates, minerals and salts.” Asiatic lilies, jessamine, daylily, hibiscus, hollyhock, hosta, Japanese maples, pansies and roses are a few deer favorites. Adding deer-tolerant plants to the landscape will keep deer at bay, says Gary Wade, a UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturist. “A good way to prevent deer from browsing in landscapes is to plant ornamental plants that deer do not like to eat,” Wade said. “Deer generally do not like plants with pungent aromas. They also shy away from plants with prickly or rough leaves and plants with a bitter taste.” Deer-tolerant plants to try include:Trees: bald cypress, crepe myrtle, Eastern red cedar, ginkgo, pawpaw, pine, spruce and tulip poplar. Shrubs: boxwood, butterfly bush, common witchhazel, gardenia, Japanese rose, junipers, oleander, pomegranate, primrose jasmine and yucca. Ornamental grasses: fountain grass, lemongrass, pampas grass and sedge. Vines and groundcovers: columbine, creeping lantana, junipers and thyme. Herbaceous perennials and bulbs: African lily, amaryllis, bee balm, butterfly weed, Christmas fern, daffodils, elephant ears, foam flower, iris, lantana, marjoram, peony, purple coneflower, tarragon, toad lily and yarrow. Annuals: annual periwinkle, baby’s breath, basil, California poppy, snapdragon and sweet pea.last_img read more

Italian oil major Eni to restructure, creating ‘energy evolution’ unit to push green transition

first_imgItalian oil major Eni to restructure, creating ‘energy evolution’ unit to push green transition FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Italian oil major Eni has announced a major restructuring that its chief executive describes as an “irreversible path” that will make the company a leader in the energy transition.The company will be split into two new business groups: “Energy Evolution” — focusing on power generation and the switch from fossil fuels to “bio, blue and green” — and “Natural Resources”, which will incorporate its oil & gas activities, including carbon capture and storage (CCS).“This new structure reflects Eni’s pivot to the energy transition; an irreversible path that will make us leaders in decarbonised energy products.,” said chief executive Claudio Descalzi.In late February, Descalzi announced plans for Eni to build 55GW of renewable energy projects by 2050 and reduce the emissions of its products by 80% by the same year, which he said would keep it in line with the Paris Agreement. The company already builds its own wind and solar projects.“Energy Evolution will focus on the evolution of the businesses of power generation, transformation and marketing of products from fossil to bio, blue and green,” Eni said in a statement, presumably referring to “blue hydrogen” produced from natural gas with CCS. “In particular, it will focus on growing power generation from renewable energy and biomethane, it will coordinate the bio and circular evolution of the company’s refining system and chemical business, and it will further develop Eni’s retail portfolio, providing increasingly more decarbonised products for mobility, household consumption and small enterprises.”The new company structure is expected to be implemented “over the coming weeks”, with Eni saying chief financial officer Massimo Mondazzi will leave his role on 1 August to head up the Energy Evolution business.[Leigh Collins and Eoin O’Cinneide]More: Oil giant Eni to restructure as it embarks on ‘irreversible path’ to be an energy transition leaderlast_img read more

CDC verdict on 2005-06 flu season: mild

first_imgJun 15, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the 2005-06 influenza season was milder than the previous several seasons and had an unusually late peak.From Oct 2, 2005, through May 20, 2006, US laboratories involved in official flu surveillance tested 139,647 patient specimens for flu viruses, and 17,414 (12.5%) were positive, the CDC said in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Of these, 14,093 (80.9%) were influenza A viruses, and 3,321 (19.1%) were influenza B viruses.In today’s report, the CDC lists the following indications of a relatively mild flu season:The proportion of specimens testing positive for influenza peaked at 23% in Dec 2005, compared with peak proportions of 23.2% to 41.0% in the previous five flu seasons.The highest weekly percentage of visits to “sentinel” healthcare providers for influenza-like illness was 3.3%, compared with a range of 3.2% to 7.6% in the previous five seasons.At the seasonal peak, the week ending Mar 11, 2006, 41 states reported regional or widespread influenza activity. This compares with 45 to 50 states in the previous five flu seasons.The percentage of weekly deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza never exceeded the CDC’s epidemic threshold, peaking twice at 7.8%. During the previous five seasons, the total number of weeks above the epidemic threshold ranged from 4 to 16, and the peak percentage ranged from 8.1% to 10.4%.This season’s peak week, in March, came substantially later than the peak periods in the previous five seasons, which ranged from early December to late February, according to the report.However, the number of weeks during which 10% or more of specimens tested positive was particularly high this past flu season. The season saw 18 consecutive weeks at that level, compared with 11 to 15 weeks in the previous five seasons.The CDC also reports that 35 children died of flu-related causes in 13 states during the season. This compares with 39 pediatric deaths in 17 states during the 2004-05 flu season and 152 such deaths in 40 states in 2003-04. Pediatric statistics were not given in the CDC’s year-end reports immediately preceding those.Of the 5,661 influenza A viruses that were subtyped, 5,231 (92.4%) were H3N2 strains and 430 (7.6%) were H1N1. And although type A viruses predominated overall, influenza B was more common in specimens from late April through May.(In Europe, influenza B predominated. In Asia, influenza A (H1N1) and influenza B predominated, while Africa reported low levels of influenza A and B, according to the report.)Also, circulating virus strains matched the 2005-06 vaccine quite well, the report said. Most influenza A subtypes matched the two vaccine strains. And in the early months of the season, the influenza B subtype matched as well.The US Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the 2006-07 trivalent vaccine contain different influenza B and influenza A (H3N2) components, the report notes. The recommended virus subtypes for the coming season’s vaccine are A/New Caledonia/20/99-like (H1N1), A/Wisconsin/67/2005-like (H3N2), and B/Malaysia/2506/2004-like.The report also says the past flu season was notable in that H3N2 viruses developed a high level of resistance to the antiviral drugs amantadine and rimantadine (the adamantanes). Because of this, the CDC in January recommended not using these drugs for flu prevention or treatment for the rest of the season.This high resistance to the adamantanes among circulating H3N2 viruses continued through May, the report states.CDC. Update: influenza activity—United States and worldwide, 2005-06 season, and composition of the 2006-07 influenza vaccine. MMWR 2006 Jun 16;55(23):648-52 [Full text]See also:March 1 CIDRAP News story: “Two new strains to be used in 2006-07 flu vaccine”CDC influenza activity sitehttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/last_img read more

Cosmos Buffaloes crowned 2014/2015 Champions of Ghana Rugby

first_imgCosmos Buffaloes RFC emerged winners of the historic Club Championship organised by the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) at the Legon Park on Saturday. In the 11 years history of Ghana rugby. This is the first time the competition has been organised at the professional level.The Buffaloes defeated Madina based Idas Sports RFC 19 – 9 in a tense final which will forever be remembered by every rugby loving fan as a turning point for the Ghana Rugby Club Championship.Cosmos displayed an incredible show of attacking rugby and were rewarded within 20 minutes with their first try and a conversion that gave them a solid 7 – 0 lead. A 28th minute foul helped Idas to grab an important 3 points through penalty.The Buffaloes regrouped and managed to penetrate through the weak defence of Idas once again in the 37th minute to grab a second try to secure them 12 – 3 advantage as the game progressed towards half time.Shortly after the break, a Cosmos player was sent off for rough play reducing his side to only 14 men. Idas fought back, capitalizing on the one man shortage of their opponents to score two penalty fouls to take their tally to 9 points.It was anybody’s game until the youthful exuberance of Cosmos overpowered the experienced but aged side of Idas. A strong run by Hamza Diaba Suleimana, who would go on to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, sealed off victory for the Lapaz lads with their third try. That conversion stretched the tally to 19 – 9 in favour of Cosmos who won the covetous trophy for the 2014/2015 season. Cosmos were presented with gold medals, the GRCC Trophy and a cash reward of GHC 2,000 and the runners up received silver medals and a cash reward of GHC 1,500.The Best Coach award was presented to Cosmos Buffaloes RFC Coach Amuzuloh K.A. Salim.The Fly Half for Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, Hamza Diaba Suleimana, also won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.The Highest Number of Tries award went to Legon Titan’s Inside Center, Emmanuel Kalos Obinna.Special awards were also presented to Abdul Aziz Isa, an Executive Member of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU); Rain Malan, a Consultant; George Nana Kojo Kumah Ladipo VII, National Technical Director and Mr. Steve Noi, Tournament Commissioner. Ghana Rugby received massive endorsements from the newly appointed Sports Minister, Dr. Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, who was the special guest for the finals and closing ceremony of the season.In an interview Dr. Ahmed said he will do exhaustive consultations to create opportunities for the development of the game to place rugby on a high pedestal. He applauded the giant task being executed by the GRFU to advance rugby in the country.“When I get my brief I’ll draw my plans but before then I will like to create opportunities for all the sporting activities within the country,” the Minister underscored.Mr. Herbert Mensah, President of the GRFU who spearheaded massive improvements including the first successful professionally run Ghana Rugby Club Championship explained that the qualities that are missing in the Ghanaian society today are embodied in rugby. Players understand the issue of leadership, teamwork, respect, discipline and resilience, he said. Mr. Mensah was grateful to stakeholders such as Accra Brewery Limited, Zen Petroleum and Vodafone for supporting Ghana rugby and noted that his administration will work assiduously to brand Ghana Rugby and raise the image high to the level where clubs can start generating funds.He however chastised sports authorities for their lackadaisical attitude towards minority sports in the country and admonished government to honour its obligation to the GRFU.“We know that the Ministry owes us GHC100,000 a year that has never being paid. Government has not been serious about minority sports; the National Sports Authority has been delinquent to minority sports. It is a culture that is not right in Ghana. We the custodians must put our foot forward and make it right,” he concluded.The National Technical Director, George Nana Kojo Kumah Ladipo VII, was very excited about the progress of the game of rugby when he spoke in an interview with the media.  He is hopeful of international success for Ghana Rugby very soon due to the fast development that has been recorded in recent years.He says the Union is making strides in the development of Rugby at the grassroots to unearth more talents at a young age. The Tournament Commissioner, Mr. Steve Noi, was pleased with the successful championship and called for more sponsorship to make next year’s championship better. He also praised the President of the GRFU, Mr. Herbert Mensah, for his leadership and vision that has placed Ghana Rugby on the road to greater achievements.The Coach of Cosmos Buffaloes RFC was full of excitement for the victory which he attributed to the discipline exhibited by his team during the season. He says his team will train harder in order to retain the title next season.The Manager of Idas Sports RFC, Mr. Abdul Samad Said, showed a lot of sportsmanship which is one of the tenets of Rugby by congratulating his opponents. He says he will begin massive recruitment to replace his aging team and called for corporate bodies to support his club.Legal practitioner and public relations expert, J. Chester Anie who presented the medals to the runners-up, lauded the efforts of the GRFU in developing Rugby into a major sport. He encouraged young individuals to embrace the game because it teaches human relations and improves communications.He said the sport has the potential to take the youth off the streets to occupy themselves with meaningful activities. The final event was supported by Accra Brewery Limited, Vodafone and ZEN Petroleum Ltd.last_img read more

Dallas’ Rajon Rondo downplays interest playing with Lakers’ Kobe Bryant

first_img“I don’t think there’s not one coach I played with that I didn’t get into it,” Rondo said. “So I think our relationships are fine. I still talk to Doc (Rivers). I still talk to Brad (Stevens). I talk to (Doug) Bibby and Tubby Smith. I like to test where the coach is at and I think they like to test me.”Injury updateThe outlook Lakers coach Byron Scott shared on Nick Young’s recovery on his swollen left knee no longer seems as positive.“It might take another week, or two or three,” said Scott, who also did not rule out Young would miss all of the Lakers’ 20 remaining games. “We’re not in a hurry. He still has some pain in there.”Young sat out in Sunday’s game against Dallas, marking the seventh consecutive game he missed because of his current injury. But Young maintained, “I’ll be all right.” Young also chuckled about flying to Germany to treat his left knee, something Bryant has done in past seasons. “Then I’ll be able to fly!” Young said, laughing.Scott found added importance that Young returns this season, even if he plays only a handful of games.Young has averaged 13.4 points on a career-low 36.6 shooting percent clip this season, a mark that dipped in January (32.2 percent) and February (32.4 percent). “It would help his confidence,” Scott said. “He might not admit it but he’s not the ‘Swaggy P’ that we all know and love.”Scott predicted correctly. “I’m going to feel good, regardless,” Young said. “It’s basketball. I have some good seasons and bad seasons. It’s a merry-go-round.” Rondo sounded flattered Bryant would consider himself one of those pieces.“When he speaks, it speaks volumes,” Rondo said of Bryant. “It’s an honor and compliment he’d want to play with a guy like me. But right now I’m focused on winning a championship with the Dallas Mavericks.”But would Rondo want to play with Bryant?“It’s impossible to play with Kobe right now,” Rondo said. “I’m focused on playing with Dirk (Nowitzki), Monte (Ellis), Tyson (Chandler), J.J. Barea and playing for [coach] Rick Carlisle. That’s my team right now.” Funny Rondo brought up Carlisle. The two recently had a heated exchange on the sideline that led to Rondo’s benching and subsequent one-game suspsension, something Rondo called a “media blowup.” The two competitors and close friends apparently scheduled to have breakfast again. But then Lakers guard Kobe Bryant stood up Mavericks guard Rajon Rondo.“A–hole,” Rondo joked, referring to the nickname they have for each other.Bryant and Rondo dined together in Boston last December when Rondo played for the Celtics. Even if Boston since traded him to Dallas, the implications are the same. Rondo will represent one of the stars the Lakers will pursue once he becomes a free agent in July.“I stay in touch with him. I stay in touch with some other guys, too,” Bryant told the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, though he said the two did not interact before, during or after the Lakers’ 100-93 loss to Dallas on Sunday at Staples Center. “I’ll look around and talk with management. We’ll look at what we can do and should do. Hopefully we’ll then have a more competitive team.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Spurs stumble in Watford draw

first_imgPochettino, despite his side’s poor recent run, might have taken some comfort from Watford’s home form against other leading Premier League clubs.For all they beat Arsenal 2-1, Watford have leaked 13 goals against Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. And that tally increased when Watford were opened up all too easily for Spurs’ equalising goal.Christian Eriksen beat the offside trap and his cross was perfectly weighted for Son to slot home home in the 25th minute.Abdoulaye Doucoure fired just past the far post in the 37th minute and Watford continued to pose a threat, with Richarlison causing Spurs all kinds of problems.Another burst forward from the Brazilian saw him contribute towards Sanchez’s early exit in the 52nd minute, with the Colombian meeting his fellow South American with a raised forearm.Watford wanted a red card while Pochettino pleaded the case for Sanchez’s defence. Eventually, referee Martin Atkinson showed Sanchez a red card, deeming the elbow was intentional, in a decision which had a big impact on the outcome of this game.Doucoure met Cleverley’s corner but his 25-yard shot bounced off the inside post and agonisingly out. It was a major escape for Spurs, who had really gone into their shell, with Watford now dominating as a result of their numerical advantage.Watford were piling forward with Etienne Capoue forcing Lloris into a routine save from distance. And the Hornets finished the more frustrated of the two side.A handball shout against Spurs’ Eric Dier was waved away moments before the final whistle, with Atkinson booed off by both sets of supporters at full-time.Share on: WhatsApp Watford, United Kingdom | AFP | Ten-man Tottenham Hotspur stopped the rot with a 1-1 draw at Watford on Saturday but this result did little to revive an already faltering Premier League title bid.Christian Kabasele’s early opener for Watford was cancelled out by Son Heung-Min’s equaliser in the first half.center_img But Davinson Sanchez’s red card moments into the second second period changed the course of this game.Spurs were pegged back but to settle for a draw, meaning they’ve now won just two points out of a possible 12.This result might have halted a run of three successive away defeats, but Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will have been frustrated by a share of the spoils.With Tottenham having already lost four league games, as many as they did throughout the whole of last season to all but end their Premier League title hopes, they could ill-afford another setback at Vicarage Road.An on-out-of-sorts Spurs had never previously lost to Watford in eight previous Premier League meetings and they would keep that unbeaten record intact.But Watford will be wondering just how the match ended in a draw. Kabasele had made an important block to deny Harry Kane early on but the Belgian defender made another telling contribution at the other end of the pitch to head Watford into a 13th minute lead.Tom Cleverley’s corner saw Kabasele escape from his marker to nod home beyond Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.last_img read more

Aubameyang slammed for failing to testify at Dortmund attack trial

first_img– ‘Happy to be alive’ –Bartra recounted that straight after the blasts, he heard a ringing in his ears while the other passengers screamed.“I feared there would be more attacks,” he said. “My arm was bleeding, I was dizzy.”With the help of an interpreter he spoke in the hearing of his nightmares and later the sense of “panic” at having to face the attacker in court.“The attack changed my life,” he said. “I’m happy to be alive.”After the bombing, police initially suspected a jihadist attack, but then arrested Wenergold 10 days later.The 28-year-old electrical technician has been charged with 28 counts of attempted murder as well as setting off explosions and causing serious bodily harm.He had allegedly remotely set off the three explosive devices hidden in a hedge as the bus was leaving the team hotel for a Champions League match.He was staying in the same Dortmund hotel as the players, had a view of where the bombs went off and had bought the put options on the team’s shares on the day of the attack, prosecutors said.The defendant reportedly drew attention at the hotel, first by insisting on a window room facing the front and then, in the chaos after the blasts, by calmly walking into its restaurant to order a steak.A day after the attack, Dortmund played their postponed game against Monaco and lost, prompting then coach Thomas Tuchel to rail against UEFA for not giving the players time to come to terms with their fear before returning to the pitch.Wenergold faces life in prison if found guilty, although in Germany parole is usually granted after 15 years.Share on: WhatsApp Dortmund, Germany | AFP | German authorities criticised Borussia Dortmund player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for failing to testify Monday in a trial over the bomb attack targeting the team last year.Aubameyang, who is reportedly closing in on a lucrative switch to Arsenal, was due to speak at the trial of the alleged attacker, German-Russian man Sergei Wenergold, but did not show up, citing illness.Prosecutor Carsten Dombert called the sick note presented by the Gabon international’s lawyer “absolutely feeble”, AFP’s sport news arm SID reported.“I think the justice system shouldn’t just accept this,” he said. Presiding judge Peter Windgaetter said he agreed: “I see it in just the same way.”Bild said Aubameyang could face a 10,000-euro ($12,300) fine from the court.Wenergold has admitted to remotely setting off three explosions in an elaborate bid last April 11 to make a fortune on the stock market.Earlier, Spanish defender Marc Bartra told the court of his mortal fear when bombs hit his Borussia Dortmund bus in an attack which he said “changed my life”.Bartra, who suffered a fractured wrist in the attack, said he had had nightmares since the traumatic event, which left him in hospital for five “terrible” days.“I still haven’t fully got over the attack and continue to suffer,” the player said in a written statement read at the hearing in Dortmund.“I suffered mortal fear and was afraid I would never see my family again.”The triple blast shattered the team bus’s windows, with a police officer also suffering inner ear damage.Prosecutors say the three fragmentation bombs each contained up to a kilogramme (2.2 pounds) of a hydrogen peroxide mixture and around 65 cigarette-sized metal bolts, one of which ended up lodged in Bartra’s headrest.They charge that Wenergold had sought to profit from an anticipated plunge in the club’s stock market value by cashing in on so-called put options, essentially bets on a falling share price.last_img read more

Correction: Blue Marble doubles up in U14 Boy’s Division

first_imgBlue Marble, 9-2-1 on the season, then went on to capture the U14 Playoff crown with a 5-3 victory over second-place Midas.The Nelson Daily apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this error. In a story dated, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, it was reported that U14 Boy’s playoff champs Blue Marble Capital Management posted an upset of Pacific Insight during the semi final round of the Nelson Youth Soccer Playoffs.However, there was no upset as Blue Marble won the regular season title and defeated the fourth place Pacific Insight squad 3-1 in the semi final.last_img read more

Leafs snap two-game slide by thumping Grand Forks 7-2

first_imgBut a power play goal by Luke Jones followed by Hayden Pasacreta’s first goal of the season less than two minutes later tied the contest at 2-2.In the second the Leafs responded to a lively pep talk during the intermission to throw 23 shots at the Grand Forks net.The result saw Nelson score three times as Colton McCarthy, Cam Weir and Bryce Nielsen on the power play gave the hosts a 5-2 advantage after 40 minutes.In the third, Boyczuk and Colton Schell with one second remaining in the game concluded the Leafs scoring. Nelson finished the game out shooting the Bruins 50-21.Brett Soles had an easy time in the Nelson net to earn the win.Robert Dunsmuir started the game before being relieved by Dominic Stadnyk after injuring his hand.The win moved Nelson up the Murdoch standings to within two points of idle Castlegar Rebels.Castlegar hosts Sicamous Eagles Sunday in the Sunflower City.ICE CHIPS: The Leafs boarded a bus following Saturday’s game for Spokane in preparation for Sunday’s afternoon tilt . . .. The goal by Colton McCarthy is his team-leading 11th of the season. Only Brendan Burge of Fernie has scored more times — 12 . . ..Nelson defenceman Cole Arcuri missed the game due to an upper body injury. . . . North Okanagan Knight won its second game on the Murdoch road trip edging Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3-1. For the second consecutive game the Nelson Leafs struggled in the first period.But this was the Grand Forks Border Bruins Nelson was playing are not the North Okanagan Knights.The Leafs overcame the slow start, scoring five times in the final two frames to dump the lowly Bruins 7-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win snaps a two-game slide for the Leafs.Nelson concludes the three-game weekend with a game Sunday afternoon in Spokane.“It was good but we struggled again in the first period,” said Leaf winger Jacob Boyczuk, named the game’s first star.“We got it going in the second but have to start better.”Matti Jmaeff and Seth Schmidt staked the Leafs to the 2-0 lead nine minutes through the opening period.last_img read more