• INSPORTS saga continues – Locks changed as board looks to meet with key employees

    first_img LOCKS REPLACED It is alleged that Villiers repeatedly told the board that the employees were on leave, but failed to provide specifics as it relates to their respect scheduled dates of return. The HR manager subsequently claimed to be on leave herself, further delaying the board’s access to the files. The Gleaner understands that a locksmith was then brought in on Monday and the locks to the department replaced. Pommells, who would not go into the specifics behind the situation, did, however, confirm that the locks were in fact changed to secure access to the files. “I wasn’t on location, but I have been informed that in order to gain access to certain areas of the office; certain changes – certain locks had to be changed, and certain actions had to be taken to gain access to certain areas of the office I gather that has been done,” Pommells said yesterday. According to our sources, the files of senior accountant Andrew Wright, who is also a promoter of popular party series ‘Chug It’ and ‘French Connection’, along with Karita Davis, an executive secretary at the agency, were among those of interest to the board. However, the pair has not reported to the agency since the board’s suspension of administrative director Ian Andrews in February, with claims that they are on leave – something the board had not been able to confirm without the requested files. The Gleaner further understands that the board and its consultant, David Mais have been trying to meet with Wright as a key member of the management group, but have not been able to do so. They had also not been furnished with his file and those of other members of staff to determine employment status, leave entitlements, and so on. Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) chairman Lloyd ‘Bunny’ Pommells underlines that several steps are being taken by his administration to correct issues raised in a recent Auditor General audit of the agency, while confirming a lock-changing incident at the organisation earlier this week. The auditor general Pamela Monroe-Ellis raised concerns over the lack of proper controls and financial management at INSPORTS, a failure to implement standard operational procedures and irregular board meetings which she underlined, hampered the operations of the agency. Pommells, who took control of the INSPORTS board in June 2016, after the audited period, which actually took place under the stewardship of former board chairman Don Anderson, noted that the agency has since improved in these areas, said that the board is determined to develop a culture of accountability and proper governance at the agency charged with recognising and developing grassroots talent in core sports. Also, the locks to the Human Resources Department at INSPORTS were on Monday changed upon instructions by the board of directors, who had tried for weeks to gain access to employee files in its general assessment efforts. This after a request to HR manager Audrey Villiers to present the files of key members of staff were not met after over a month of attempts.last_img read more

  • Ganta Police Station Rehabilitated

    first_imgNimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson and the county’s Electoral District #1 Representative, Jeremiah Koung, have rehabilitated the recently vandalized Ganta police station.The rehabilitation, according to sources, was a pre-condition to lifting the ban placed on commercial motorcycling in Ganta.The sources said that the two lawmakers decided to rehabilitate the police station because they felt that the ban on commercial motorcycling has led to hardships for Ganta residents.They underwrote the cost of rehabilitating the police station on behalf of the citizens to ease the movement of goods and services across the economically viable city of Ganta, the Daily Observer was informed by their respective offices.The cost of the renovation was not disclosed and the Daily Observer gathered that the two lawmakers promised to replace every item that was looted or destroyed.Rep. Koung explained that the police station’s rehabilitation was initiated after President Sirleaf informed the Nimba Caucus that the ban on commercial motorcycling would be lifted only after the renovation of the police station, along with the restoration of everything that was either destroyed or looted. “Even though our colleagues were not pleased with President Sirleaf’s decision, Senator Johnson and I decided to underwrite the cost to ease (the difficulties) our citizens were facing in terms of transportation,” he said.On September 30, an angry crowd stormed the Ganta police station and the DEA office after the body of a motorcyclist was discovered around the Methodist compound in Ganta.The mob set ablaze the home of businessman Prince Howard for being allegedly connected to the death of the motorcyclist allegedly for ritualistic purposes.Police apprehended 46 rioters who are now facing various charges in court.Meanwhile, the government has lifted the ban on commercial motorcycling thereby easing the movement of goods and services in Ganta. Additionally, the commercial motorcycling union advanced suggestions, including age limits, numbering of motorbikes and the effective execution of justice whenever their members become victims while providing their biking services to the community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Berbice welder mysteriously dies in interior

    first_img– PME to be conducted todayThe decomposed body believed to be that of 34-year-old Yogindra “Steve” Ramkarran of Number 72 Village, Berbice, was discovered lying near an old truck in Mahdia, Region Eight, on Thursday.34-year-old Yogindra “Steve” RamkarranEver since the discovery, his relatives have reportedly been unclear as to what led to his demise and are yet to see his remains.The now dead man’s sister, Somwattie, told Guyana Times on Sunday afternoon that although over three days have passed since receiving news of her brother’s death, she along with her other siblings are clueless about the circumstances surrounding his death.“I did not know anything wrong but one of my sisters called me on Thursday and said that she heard that Steve died. My husband called the sawmill where Steve was working and the owner told him that Steve died and that they are making preparation to bring out his body from the river. On Friday my husband called back and was told the same thing and we have not heard back anything until now.”However, the distraught woman stated that three of her brother’s colleagues visited her home on Friday and informed her family that Steve’s body was in a state of decomposition and could not be removed from the location where it was found.“They say that the body had to burn right there or bury right there but we did not see a picture with him to know if it is Steve. I don’t know what happened with Steve. The first call my sister gave me she told me Steve was in an accident with a truck but when my husband called the boss man he said like Steve had fight or maybe he had a few drinks since July 1st was holiday…I don’t know if he fight with anyone but I don’t know nothing.”The distraught sister lamented that the police ranks who are investigating the matter have not made contact with them.“My brother lived with both of us because he does not come out really for long maybe two or three weeks. My small sister is calling me from Cayenne. I cannot give her an answer because nobody is giving me an answer.”However, Commander of F Division (Interior locations), Kevin Adonis when contacted on the matter, explained that the body that had been discovered was already brought out of Mahdia and is awaiting a post-mortem.“The police cannot burn anybody or send ashes to any family. The owner of the camp assisted in bringing the man’s body out because he is also a relative. So the body supposed to already be at Lyken for PME tomorrow (Monday).”Meanwhile, according to a police source close to the investigation, the decomposed body was in a “terrible” state and it is believed that Ramkarran might have been ill, thus leading to his death.last_img read more

  • Arsenal transfer report – Roma hoping to extend Wojciech Szczesny loan stay

    first_img1 Wojciech Szczesny could remain in Italy for the forthcoming season Roma are not giving up hope of extending Wojciech Szczesny’s loan deal from Arsenal by another year.The Pole is set to return to north London after Euro 2016 having spent the whole of last season as the Italian club’s No.1.However, he faces a battle to displace Petr Cech between the sticks at the Emirates and has hinted previously that he would be happy to go back to Italy for another season-long stint.According to Tutto Mercato, Roma are now prepared to pay a larger chunk of Szczesny’s salary next season and will make contact with the Gunners next month.Arsenal still see Szczesny’s long-term future with them but Arsene Wenger has told the 26-year-old his chances would be limited if he opted to return to the club next season.last_img read more


    first_imgGroup of IBYE at awards ceremony in Donegal: 15 finalists of the Donegal stage of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur with their family, friends and supporters at Wednesday evenings Gala Award Ceremony in Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny.At a Gala Awards Ceremony in the Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny on Wednesday evening the winners of the Donegal stage of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur were announced.Organised by the Local Enterprise Office the competition attracted almost fifty young people, aged 30 and under, from across the county.After a full review, fifteen finalists were shortlisted and commenced an intensive Business Boot Camp, delivered by Gerry Moan of Constructive Intervention, before a final adjudication on Wednesday under three distinct categories – best new idea, best start-up business and best established business with new add-on. Announcing the winners Michael Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise, commented “The future of entrepreneurship in Donegal looks extremely bright. The leadership and creativity demonstrated, as well as the level of commitment, determination and motivation to excel shown by our finalists was remarkable. Every one of the ideas and businesses represented here tonight has the ability to develop further and create the levels of employment that the county needs. The twelve young entrepreneurs that will not be selected as winners should not see themselves as anything other than excellent young business people”.Winner of Donegal IBYE: Winners of the Donegal stage of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Christy Lynch, Efficient Renewables Ltd., Muff who win the category Best Established Business with a New Add On, Ellevyn Irwin, Click Clinic, Buncrana who win Best New Idea and Pete Friel, Chartered Education, Rathmullan who win Best New Start Up and the Overall Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur in Donegal. These three Donegal winners will progress to a regional final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition where hopefully they will progress to the National Final in December.Mr Tunney then went on to announce the winners as follows:Best New Start Up and a prize of €20,000: Pete Friel, Chartered Education, Rathmullan.Chartered Education is a professional education company providing online courses and study materials to trainee accountants complemented by engaging video tutorials. Courses can be accessed at the convenience of the user and the study material caters to all learning types, allowing their students to study in a way that suits them. Best Established Business with a New Add On and a prize of €20,000: Christy Lynch, Efficient Renewables Ltd., Muff.Efficient Renewables Ltd designs, installs and sources quality, sustainable heating systems for private and commercial buildings throughout Ireland. The business has built a reputation for a wide range of services offering solar heating, underfloor heating, heatpumps, water saving products, etc.Best New Idea and a prize of €10,000: Ellevyn Irwin, Click Clinic, Buncrana.Click Clinic is a platform that connects people with non-serious medical conditions to health care professionals in just a few taps. It’s the ‘Hailo’ of the medical appointment world facilitating clients to be treated in the comfort of their home or workplace.Overall Best Young Entrepreneur in Donegal: Pete Friel, Chartered Education, Rathmullan The three Donegal winners progress to a regional final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition where hopefully they will progress to the National Final in December.The aim of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is to encourage and support a culture of entrepreneurship among young people, to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice, and to encourage the establishment and development of new innovative businesses by our young entrepreneurs. The initiative is an integral part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2014 roll out plan and is organised by the network of Local Enterprise Offices across the country.Donegal Finalists IBYE at awards ceremony in Donegal: 15 finalists in the Donegal stage of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur who participated in an intensive Business Boot Camp, delivered by Gerry Moan of Constructive Intervention, before the final adjudication on Wednesday where the winners were announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony in the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny.RATHMULLAN’S PETE FRIEL SCOOPS BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


    first_imgOisin Gallen has gained his first ever international selection.He is included on the Ulster under 17 team for the upcoming meeing in Bute Park, Cardiff late January where he is joined by another Donegal athlete Peter Gibbons on the four-strong squad.It’s a fitting reward for his dedication in recent months and an exciting lift for the St Columba’s student. He will be accompanied by his coach Neil Martin who acts as team manager and by Bernie O Callaghan also Finn Valley AC management team.Athletics Ireland recently released Q standards for major championships in 2013 .The Finn Valley club had a social evening Saturday at the Centre with a nice meal to acknowledge adult master ,junior, senior and under 23 acheivers through 2012 and it was most enjoyable indeed it is an event that with more atttention could build in the years ahead.Well done organiser Mark, Conor for food and Kieran for photo gallery. Presentations were made by Patsy and Neil. The major focus now is getting everyone back to the routine of training after in some cases a break and for those seeking an outlet to carry through with that resolution to be fitter ,healthier etc in the year ahead the club have the Spring 5k Series beginning Feb 17th 11 am . As always its a help if you pre enter finnvalley1@gmail.comSympathy is extended to the Kerr family ,Raphoe on the death of their mother . The club connection is son Sean Kerr ,grandaughter Aine and son in law Donal Rowan . May she rest in peace. ATHLETICS: OISIN PICKED FOR CELTIC GAMES TEAM was last modified: January 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: OISIN PICKED FOR CELTIC GAMES TEAMlast_img read more

  • Gaeil Fhánada face Cloughaneely in Intermediate Reserve Championship Final

    first_imgIntermediate Reserve.Our Intermediate Reserve Team recorded a win over Na Dunaibh in Division 3 of the All County League on Saturday at Trialough. This was good preparation for the side as they get ready for a meeting with Cloughaneely in the championship final. Final score Gaeil Fhánada 3-13 Na Dunaibh 3-07.The club would like to wish our Reserve Team good luck as they strive to win the Intermediate Reserve Championship. At the time of going to press a time or date had not been agreed for the fixture. A big thank you to Marine Harvest for their sponsorship in the lead up to the final.Senior TeamOur senior team play Na Dunaibh this weekend in Downings. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for day and time.Boys Under 13. Our under 13 boys were unlucky in their Shield Final, played in Convoy on Friday evening. Played in perfect conditions, under lights, the boys were beaten by four points. Having trailed by 10 points with ten minutes to go our boys mounted a brilliant and valiant comeback to reduce the margin. The young boys can be very proud of their efforts with Callum McAteer, Brian Gallagher and Ciaran Sweeney very impressive, among others. With a number of these boys still eligible to play at this age group next year, they can look forward to a very promising future.Fanad team: Brian Gallagher, Ciaran Sweeney, Gerard Sweeney, Aaron McConagley, Conor McGarvey, Calum McAteer, Liam McGrenaghan, Conor Heraghty, Hugh Rogers, Darren McAteer, Michael Gibbons, Cian Sweeney, Shaun Carr, James McAteer, Brandon Friel, Shaun McDevitt, Caolan Gibbons and Cian Friel.Well done boys. The club are very proud of your efforts!Girls Under 13Our under 13 girls will play their final game of the season this week. We wish them well as they take on the girls of Sean McCumhaill’s LottoNumbers drawn in our weekly lotto were 1; 6; 9; 17; and 20. Bonus number was 19.€100 winner was Paddy Blaney, Tamney and €50 went to Kevin Kingston. There was no jackpot winner, so next week’s jackpot is €800.Please buy a lotto this week to be in with a chance of winning! Panels are €2 each or you can buy three for €5. ……….continuedAll Ireland Club DrawIn the coming weeks, members of Gaeil Fhánada will go house to house in the club area, selling tickets for the National Club Draw. One ticket gives you entry to three different draws with many prizes on offer locally, within the county and nationally. Members of our club were very lucky in last year’s draw with two members winning substantial prizes at county level.All proceeds of the draw collected locally will be used for the benefit of the club through coaching and development.We would urge every member of the club to buy a ticket. If any club member would like to help out with selling tickets in our own area, please attend a short meeting on Thursday night, in Fanad Lodge at 9 p.m.Scór na n-ÓgClub members will be busy practicing for the County Semi Finals of Scor in the coming weeks. If you are aged under 17 and would like to take part in a Music Group, Ballad Group, Quiz team, Recitation or dancing please contact our Scor officer, Declan Dorrian or any committee member.MindfulnessClub members are invited to take park in a Mindfulness Workshop which will take place in the Day Centre, Trialough this Thursday, October 20th at 7 p.m.Date for the DiaryThis year’s Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday November 20th. All adult club members are encouraged to attend as those present have a big part to play in forming club policy for the year, as we go forward.This year the GAA governing body have decided that all membership must be paid before December 31st. This will mean that all players will be insured from January 1st. The new membership fee will be decided by members present at our AGM.FINALLY, WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ALL OUR SUPPORTERS TO COME OUT TO SUPPORT OUR TEAMS IN THE LAST FEW GAMES OF THE SEASON. THE BOYS AND GIRLS IN THE CLUB REALLY APPRECIATE IT. YOU CAN CATCH UP WITH OUR FIXTURES ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGEGaeil Fhánada face Cloughaneely in Intermediate Reserve Championship Final was last modified: October 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAGaeil FhanadaSportlast_img read more

  • Chelsea up to second as Morata brace helps Blues sink spirited Crystal Palace

    first_imgAlvaro Morata bagged his fourth goal in his last four Premier League appearance as his brace helped Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-1 and give Maurizio Sarri a record-equalling start to Premier League management.The Spaniard’s first-half effort was cancelled out by Andros Townsend as the Blues initially struggled to deal with their vibrant visitors. Hazard provided the assist for Chelsea and Morata’s second goal Morata is in very good form Pedro put the result beyond any doubt REVEALED But Eden Hazard, back from a three-game absence with a back problem, provided the striker’s second with his first touch, sending over a free-kick which Morata expertly diverted into the net.The often derided Spain frontman also has five goals in his past six Chelsea games and Pedro added a third soon afterwards as the Blues moved second in the table, above Liverpool on goal difference.Palace are now without a win in six league matches.An eighth victory from an 11-game unbeaten start saw Sarri, a 59-year-old former banker, equal Frank Clark’s Premier League record. Clark was undefeated in his first 11 Premier League matches with Nottingham Forest in 1994. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sarri needed to call on Hazard to achieve his record-equalling start 5 The Palace goalkeeper saved a Luiz header from Willian’s free-kick as the visitors’ set-piece vulnerability was exposed again.Hazard and Mateo Kovacic were sent on for Willian and Ross Barkley and Hazard had an immediate impact.The Belgium playmaker’s free-kick bounced through to Morata at the far post. The striker controlled the ball and drilled a shot into the far corner.Chelsea had a third soon afterwards when Marcos Alonso’s low cross from the left evaded four Palace defenders and Pedro finished with aplomb. Morata missed a hat-trick opportunity when played through by Hazard on the counter-attack in stoppage time. His attempted lob of Hennessey was poorly executed and held by the goalkeeper. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Andros Townsend’s 53rd-minute strike gave the Blues something to worry about Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF center_img no dice ADVICE 5 Palace’s star man Wilfried Zaha, meanwhile, operated at another level to his team-mates and was often isolated.He constantly caused trouble for the Blues and created a shooting chance for Max Meyer, who fired over from the edge of the box.The German winger then had a shot blocked by David Luiz, who next delayed Zaha long enough for the forward to pass into space, his team-mates failing to keep up.Chelsea scored with their first shot on target. Pedro’s cross towards Morata was returned to him by James Tomkins. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Sarri, who replaced Antonio Conte as head coach in July, will be seeking to extend his own streak next Sunday against Everton, following Thursday’s Europa League clash at BATE Borisov in Belarus.The Italian resisted the temptation to tinker with the line-up which secured a 4-0 win at Burnley, leaving Hazard on the substitutes’ bench.Both teams were trying to show they were not over-reliant on one player, but neither managed it in the first half.Without Hazard on the pitch, Chelsea appeared to lack a cutting edge. 5 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News REVEALED huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Pedro centred again, Morata controlled, turned and fired in with his second touch.Willian had an effort correctly ruled out for offside three minutes later and Hazard was sent out to warm up early in the second half.His introduction for the first time since the draw with Manchester United appeared more likely when Palace levelled after Luiz had been caught cold.James McArthur fed Townsend, who surged by the Brazil defender and held him off before finishing superbly for his first goal in 20 league games.Morata had a header saved by Wayne Hennessey, but was offside anyway. 5 MONEY RANKED last_img read more


    first_imgFINN VALLEY AC’s Tori Pena opened her 2012 season in style competing in the U C S Spirit Pole Vault Summit overnight.She went for and hit a new Irish record of 4-45m edging closer to that much sought 4-50m mark needed for London Olympic Qualification.Her previous best 4.35 indoors and obviously a winter spent with an elite training group in Phoenix is beginning to show a return. This mark in itself puts her in line for world indoor selection and European championship selection next July but the focus is very much on being on that plane from Derry to London.A number of other high profile meets are planned in the weeks ahead Stateside so fingers crossed.She is pictured here at a recent Donegal game with Michael McGonagle.© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on anything on  DELIGHT AS TORI SETS ANOTHER IRISH POLE VAULT RECORD was last modified: January 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley ACnew irish recordtori penalast_img read more

  • Pens’ Crosby has Devil of a time in debut

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “The kid’s going to be a great player in this league for a long time,” said Mario Lemieux, who besides being the Penguins’ owner and captain is now Crosby’s mentor. “I thought he played well and didn’t look out of place at all.” Brodeur turned aside 36 shots, making several key saves during the opening 8 minutes when Pittsburgh had four power plays one after the other. Crosby got introduced to Brodeur in the game’s first 80 seconds. Carrying the puck out from along the boards, Crosby put a backhander on Brodeur that the goalie smothered. So much for matching Lemieux’s 1984 feat of scoring on the first shot of his first NHL shift. “He made a great save,” Crosby said. “All you can do is think, ‘Martin Brodeur just stopped you,’ and shake your head a little bit.” While the game would have sold out any Canadian arena from Vancouver to Crosby’s hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, it was a surprisingly less-than-full house of 18,101 at Continental Airlines Arena, rather than the listed capacity of 19,040. Sergei Brylin also scored twice for New Jersey, which upstaged Crosby’s long-awaited but not very satisfying opening night by winning the same way it almost always does. Namely, with Martin Brodeur playing exceptionally well in net. Crosby, the NHL’s most-awaited rookie in a generation and the 18-year-old poster child of the new-look league on its first opening night in two years, had one assist in a long-awaited unveiling game that drew as much attention in his native Canada as a Stanley Cup final. He wasn’t happy with the result, but felt he wasn’t out of place. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Sidney Crosby has dominated at every level of hockey he’s played. On Wednesday night, the night of his life, he wasn’t even the best rookie on the ice. Zach Parise, New Jersey’s first-round draft pick in 2003, scored a power-play goal and assisted on one of Brian Gionta’s two goals in an outstanding debut that led the Devils to a 5-1 victory over Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins. center_img The Penguins went 1 for 11 on the power play, even with Hall of Famer Lemieux getting plenty of ice time on his 40th birthday and teaming at times with Crosby. They twice couldn’t score with two-man advantages, one of 1:18 in the first period and the second of 1:21 in the third. After Pittsburgh’s early and extended rush in the first period, Brylin got the first goal by backhanding a rebound of Dan McGillis’ shot from the left point past new Penguins goalie Jocelyn Thibault. Parise drew the biggest crowd reaction of the night by making it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 19:25 of the second, scoring off Gionta’s rebound. “You want to get the first one out of the way,” said Parise, the 17th overall pick in the 2003 draft. “It’s awesome. It was kind of a blur, but it’s also a weight off your shoulders.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more