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NHL wrap-up: A 1st for Jackets

Colorado is rolling without injured leading scorer Matt Duchene, Detroit is rolling without injured star Henrik Zetterberg and St. Louis may be rolling without captain David Backes.

It was an eventful first week in the NHL playoffs, with upsets, unlikely heroes, goal-fests, goalie controversies, a franchise’s first playoff win and now, likely our first suspension.

The defending Stanley Cup champions are on the ropes. The Stanley Cup favorites could join them on Sunday. And folks, we’re just getting started.

GAME OF THE DAY: Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3 (2 OT): You can make an argument for St. Louis’ win over Chicago, given all the drama involved in that one, but the Blue Jackets posted their first-ever playoff win, and they did it in dramatic fashion, rallying from a 3-1 deficit on the road against the high-octane Pittsburgh Penguins. That’s worthy of a cannon shot, even if many of us still struggle to explain that unusual nickname. If you really want to know that story, read about it here.

PLAY OF THE DAY: Brent Seabrook’s nasty hit on David Backes: It’s a shame that with all the great hockey being played over the past two days, the plays that are dominating discussion are dirty ones. On Friday, Milan Lucic and Corey Perry took shots at opponents’ unmentionable areas. On Saturday, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook took a shot at the one area the NHL has deemed off limits: the head. Late in the third period, with the Blackhawks leading 3-2 and already short-handed, Seabrook caught Backes with a vicious elbow directly to the head and then followed through to snap Backes’ head back to the glass. All of this after the puck had clearly left the area. Backes was angry and woozy after the illegal hit, Seabrook was on his way to the penalty box for a 5-minute charging major and game misconduct, and the Blues were on their way to another late rally and overtime victory. Seabrook will have a phone hearing with the league’s disciplinary arm on Sunday and will likely earn a suspension. That means Chicago will have to play without one of its best defenseman in a 2-0 series hole — a hole Seabrook created with a dumb and reckless penalty. “I was just trying to make a play on Backes,” Seabrook told reporters after the game. “I thought the puck was there. I just tried to finish my hit. I feel bad seeing a guy like that on the ice. I’ve been there myself.I’m not trying to target his head. I’m not trying to do anything like that. It doesn’t feel good to see a player like that lying there like that, knowing that I hit him. It wasn’t my intent. It’s a physical series. Hits have been laid like that from both sides the whole series.I hope Backes is feeling alright and I hope he’s doing OK. I guess that’s all I can say.”

THREE STARS:

1. C Nathan McKinnon, Colorado: He factored in all the scoring with a goal and three assists in the Avs’ 4-2 win over the Wild. And oh what a goal it was, as he nearly broke Jared Spurgeon’s legs with an inside-out move before scoring. MacKinnon tied an NHL record for the most points in his first two career playoffs games with seven.

2. LW Matt Calvert, Columbus: Scored a second-period goal to give Columbus life; scored the game-winner just 1:10 into double overtime to give the Blue Jackets a real chance in their series with Pittsburgh.

3. RW Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis: Scored the tying goal with 6.4 seconds left in regulation, then helped up set up defenseman Barrett Jackman’s game-winner in overtime of the Blues’ second straight, 4-3 overtime victory over Chicago.

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1.238 – Bilderberg Meeting 2014 in Denmark – the Head of the Serpent. – Video



1.238 – Bilderberg Meeting 2014 in Denmark – the Head of the Serpent.
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Oakland to pay $4.5M to man in protest beating

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — An Iraq War veteran and anti-war activist, injured during an Occupy demonstration two-and-half years ago, has now reached a settlement with the city of Oakland.

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Injured Occupy Oakland protester and veteran Scott Olsen wins $4.5 million settlement

Scott Olsen after an officer fired a bean bag at his head, causing brain injury, at an Occupy Oakland protest in 2011.

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Venture Capital ‘World on bailout life support’ E6) – Video



Venture Capital 'World on bailout life support' E6)
This week Katie Pilbeam takes the show on the road to St. Petersburg for the annual G20 Summit. There, she tracks down Christine Lagarde and grills the head …

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Leo Maillet: Painting with blood and coffee

“I launched myself into the air with all my strength, hoping to reach the edge of the opening. I swung hard, straightened out, spun around and hit my head on the rail

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Women Rare at Top of European Banks as ECBs Nouy Ascends

Daniele Nouy may find herself the only woman in the room in meetings with Europe's top bankers. The 63-year-old, who took over last month as the head of the euro area's newly created banking watchdog, ..

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Jon Wertheim: The great Roger Federer debate; more mailbag

Roger Federer’s blend of skill and grace can still shine through, regardless of his advanced tennis age.

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MELBOURNE — “Enough. Enough. Enough,” says The Head. “Just stop. You keep talking up Roger Federer, willfully blind to what should be obvious.”

“What are you talking about?” says The Heart, caught off guard.

“He’s 32 years old, barely able to see his prime in his rearview mirror,” says The Head. “He’s won one major in the last 47 months. In the last six months alone, he’s lost to players named Stakhovsky (who?), Delbonis (wha?), Brands (huh?) and Lleyton Hewitt, who’s even older. The thought of him beating Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in a best-of-five-sets match? Come on. In sports, gods become mortals. You can’t wish it away.”

“You are cold, callous soul,” responds The Heart. “Check that: you are soulless. You are writing off the single greatest talent the sport has known. A great champion and popular –”

“Oh, stop with the honor and dignity and ‘great champion’ good guy talk. Look, Heart, we all like Federer as a figure and a figurehead. This isn’t a personal referendum. It’s about irreversible laws of nature.”

“Fine, Head. I’ll restrict this discussion to tennis. He can still play. The flame may flicker, but there’s still heat. He’s still Roger Federer, endowed with unholy amounts of ability. He still moves gracefully, especially when he’s fully healthy. Did you see his match today against James Duckworth? He hit a half dozen shots that no other player would even conceive of, much less execute. The squash shots, the half-volleys, the — ”

“Okay, okay.”

“Don’t interrupt me, Head. I’m not done. He won 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Twice as many winners as errors. 89 percent first points won. You keep talking about age 32, like Federer is fit for the glue factory. It was 108 degrees on the court today and, as usual, he barely broke a sweat.”

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Home for some, e-waste dump for the world

Black, poisonous smoke darkens the sky above Agbogbloshie, the final destination for electronic waste shipped from all over the globe. Some 50,000 people, including many children, live here – at one of the world’s largest e-waste dumping grounds.

Literally tons of old electronics burn in countless open fires, making my skin burn and itch as I walk through the grounds. There’s a metallic taste in my mouth, and my head throbs. Meter-high, dazzling, green flames release huge wafts of black, poisonous fumes. It’s like an apocalyptic painting come to life.

People burn the cables and circuit boards to get the poor man’s gold within: copper, aluminium, lead – valued raw materials for industry.

Sacrificing their health

Badugu is 25 years old. He can’t say how long he’s been getting copper coils and metal plates out of old radios. He only knows that he has no choice – this is his livelihood.

“I want money, that’s why I come do this work,” he says. “Today is very bad,” he added. He describes himself as having a “problem inside” due to all the toxic smoke.

Next to Badugu, several children are busy breaking apart old televisions. Some kids drag speaker magnets strung on cords behind them, wandering the grounds for hours so bits of metal stick to the magnets. They then sell their catch – bits of circuit board, screws, aluminium, copper – to metal traders next door. Their income amounts to just a few euro cents.

Wearing plastic sandals and a torn T-shirt, Peter stands on a mountain of glass shards, old freezers, copy machines and car batteries; at his feet, pink ink from printer cartridges coat the black ground. He shows me his arms and legs, which are covered in cuts from broken glass and sharp slivers of metal.

“I’m sick in my head,” he says, describing his constant headaches. Many children here have breathing problems, and cough up blood. Some, Peter says, also have problems with their eyes. His siblings work here as well. Peter’s mother sells sweets on the street. He doesn’t know where his father is.

“I want to get money, take my money and go to school. That’s why I am here,” Peter says forcefully.

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Fat ass mormon Utah country clerk bows his head and says yes to Utah gay marriage. – Video



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