Maroon’s controversial third-period goal lifts Blues over Oilers

EDMONTON — A controversial goal credited to Pat Maroon early in the third period was the winner as the St. Louis Blues came away with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

David Perron, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz also scored for the Blues (13-15-4), who have won three of their last four games. Brayden Schenn had three assists.

Jesse Puljujarvi replied for the Oilers (18-14-3), who have lost three of their last four and saw a six-game home winning streak ended.

Maroon’s goal came 2:19 into the final period, as officials declared after a video review that the puck had crossed the line during a goal-mouth scramble, despite the referees not originally calling a goal on the ice.

St. Louis got out in front eight minutes into the first period when Perron beat Oilers goalie Cam Talbot up high with a wrist shot for his 11th goal of the season.

The Blues had 13 first …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

Wir haben Managerinnen gefragt, worauf es auf dem Weg in die Chefetage ankommt — das sind ihre Tipps

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Der Weg in die Chefetage ist schwer — vor allem, wenn ihr nicht Thomas oder Michael heißt. In den Vorständen der deutschen Börsenunternehmen kommen die beiden Vornamen ganze 60 Mal vor. Damit gibt es in den obersten Führungsriegen derzeit mehr Thomasse und Michaels als Frauen insgesamt. Denn Vorständinnen sind dort nur 56 Mal vertreten, wie eine Auswertung der deutsch-schwedischen Allbright-Stiftung zeigt.

Der Thomas-Vergleich mag eindimensional erscheinen, schließlich ist der Vorname allein kein Karrieregarant. Dennoch bringt das Bild ein wesentliches Problem der deutschen Wirtschaft auf den Punkt: Auch im Jahr 2018 steht Deutschland in Sachen Gleichberechtigung bescheiden da.

Gerade einmal acht Prozent der Vorstände der 160 deutschen Börsenunternehmen sind weiblich, in den Aufsichtsräten ist immerhin jede dritte Position mit einer Frau besetzt. Betrachtet man alle Managementebenen, verzeichnet das Statistische Bundesamt einen Anteil weiblicher Führungskräfte von 29 Prozent.

Chefinnen sind noch immer selten — doch es gibt Vorbilder, die Mut machen

Die Statistiken senden gerade an junge Frauen ein deprimierendes Signal, denn sie vermitteln den Eindruck: Eure Karriereperspektiven sehen von Anfang an schlechter aus als die eurer männlichen Kollegen.

Es gibt allerdings auch viele Vorbilder, die Mut machen: Pionierinnen, die die gläserne Decke eingerissen haben. Chefinnen, die sich als Mentorinnen engagieren und Netzwerkerinnen, die für …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Trending

      

What’s stopping Utah’s Legislature from solving the Utah air pollution problem? Inside the politics of clean air

In 2011, Rep. Steve Handy, a Republican who represents Layton, got a phone call from a constituent whose wife was sick. The caller asked Handy what he was doing about the dangerous pollution that clouds the Salt Lake Valley every winter.

“We can’t legislate geography,” Handy said. At the time, he thought air quality wasn’t a big deal and only affected a small number of people with bad lungs.

Nearly eight years later, the state representative is embarrassed by that response. He’s come a long way, he says, in realizing there’s a lot the Legislature can do to make the air cleaner — without leveling the Wasatch Mountains — and that bad air affects everyone who breathes it.

Handy isn’t an outlier among Republicans; bipartisan collaboration on clean air solutions has become the norm. The Legislature’s Clean Air Caucus, a bipartisan group founded five years ago by Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, attracted more Democrats at the start, but now attendance is split, Handy said.

There have been more clean air bills in the past five years than the rest of the state’s history combined, according to Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross. Ten of 51 clean air bills that have passed since 2014 were sponsored …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Top stories

      

Raptors trying to strike balance between practice and rest

One of the most memorable moments in modern NBA history was former Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson’s ‘we talkin’ ‘bout practice’ soliloquy delivered at the end of the 2001-02 season. It has lived on for 17 years in GIFs, memes and a seemingly endless range of pop culture references since.

One YouTube clip has been viewed 11 million times. A remix by DJ Steve Porter has been watched 5.2 million times.

The idea that one of the greatest players in NBA history could sound so nonchalant about what would seem to be an essential part of the job will never get old.

But Iverson was onto something.

Here we are nearly two decades later, and we’re still talking about practice or – as it relates to the Toronto Raptors – their lack of it.

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Tuesday, Dec. 18th was a notable day in the Raptors’ season because it marked the club’s first practice in 10 days and just their third in a month.

Iverson would …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca