Top StoriesHigh Courts Having No Commercial Division Competent To Consider Cancellation Of Design Under Section 22(4) Of Designs Act : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Dec 2020 9:22 PMShare This – xThe judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on December 1 in the case S D Containers, Indore v M/s Mold Tek Packaging Ltd discusses the interplay between the Designs Act 2000 and the Commercial Courts Act 2015.A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi held that it is not necessary that a suit involving the issue of cancellation of design under Section 22(4) of…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 judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on December 1 in the case S D Containers, Indore v M/s Mold Tek Packaging Ltd discusses the interplay between the Designs Act 2000 and the Commercial Courts Act 2015.A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi held that it is not necessary that a suit involving the issue of cancellation of design under Section 22(4) of the Designs Act should be heard by a High Court having a Commercial Division. It held that a High Court without original civil jurisdiction and a commercial division is competent to consider such a case.As per Section 22 of the Designs Act, a defendant in a suit for infringement of design is entitled to raise a defence that the registration of design is liable to be cancelled. Section 22(4) states that if such a defence is raised, the Court in which the suit is pending shall transfer it to the High Court.In the instant case, S D Containers instituted a case in the District Court, Indore, for infringement of design of its container lids against the defendant. The defendant raised a counter-claim seeking cancellation of the design. In this backdrop, the District Court chose to exercise the power under Section 22(4). However, the District Court ordered the transfer of the suit to the Calcutta High Court on the reasoning that the Madhya Pradesh High Court has no commercial division(since it has no original civil jurisdiction). The Court noted that after the enactment of Commercial Courts Act, 2015, cases under the Designs Act over the specified pecuniary limit had to be dealt with by Commercial Courts. The design was registered by the Controller General of Patents & Trademarks, Kolkata.Aggrieved by the transfer of the case to Calcutta High Court, the plaintiff approached the Madhya Pradesh High Court(Indore Bench).The High Court held that since the Commercial Courts Act 2015 has an overriding effect, the suit has to be considered by a Commercial Court and not the High Court as envisaged by the Designs Act.The Court ordered the District Court at Indore(which has been notified as a Commercial Court) to decide the suit.A single bench of Justice Vivek Rusia of the HC observed :”The Commercial Courts Act is a special enactment having an overriding effect over other enactments by virtue of section 21. The Parliament was conscious enough to provide a provision of transfer of commercial dispute to the High Court only having the ordinary original civil jurisdiction but all other High Courts do not enjoy the original jurisdiction and where the provision has been made for constitution of Commercial Courts and all the suits and applications relating to the commercial disputes are liable to be transferred to the Commercial Courts as per the territorial jurisdiction. Despite the word ‘High Court’ used in section22 (4) but after enactment of the Commercial Courts Act2000, such a suit is liable to be transferred to the Commercial Court and not to the High Court in a State where the High Court has no ordinary original civil jurisdiction”.The Supreme Court disapproved this reasoning of the High Court.While deciding the appeal filed by the plaintiff, the SC noted that Section 7 of the Commercial Courts Act, which talks about creation of Commercial Divisions in High Courts, is applicable only to High Courts having original civil jurisdiction.The apex court further noted that there is no provision in the 2015 Act either prohibiting or permitting the transfer of the proceedings under the 2000 Act to the High Courts which do not have ordinary original civil jurisdiction.The overriding effect of the 2015 Act as per its Section 21 will come into play only in the event of any inconsistency with any other law.”Since the 2015 Act has no provision either prohibiting or permitting the transfer of proceedings under the 2000 Act, Section 21 of the 2015 Act cannot be said to be inconsistent with the provisions of the 2000 Act”, observed a bench .The Supreme Court observed that the transfer to High Court under Section 22(4) “is a ministerial act if there is a prayer for cancellation of the registration”.Another reasoning given by the High Court was that since the appellate power over the cancellation of design registration by the Controller under Section 19 of the Designs Act was conferred on the High Court, it would be anomalous to transfer the suit to the High Court itself.This reasoning was also found to be flawed by the judgment authored Justice Hemant Gupta.The SC observed that the power of controller to cancel registration under Section 19 and the right of a defendant to seek revocation of the same in a suit under Section 22 are “independent provisions giving rise to different and distinct causes of action”.The top court approved the decision of the District Court to transfer the case to the High Court but held that it erred while ordering its transfer to the Calcutta High Court.”Since no part of cause of action has arisen within the jurisdiction of Kolkata, the suit is liable to be transferred to Madhya Pradesh High Court, Indore Bench. In fact, the Plaintiff has filed suit at Indore, Madhya Pradesh only”, the SC observed.The Supreme Court directed that the suit should be decided by Madhya Pradesh High Court, Indore Bench.Case DetailsTitle :S D Containers, Indore v M/s Mold Tek Packaging Ltd(Civil Appeal No. 3695/2020)Bench : Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi.Appearances : Advocate Jai Sai Deepak for the appellant; Assudani for the respondent.Click here to read/download the Supreme Court judgmentClick here to read/download the High Court judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Associate vice president of Residential Life Heather Rakoczy Russell spoke with the student body senate during Wednesday’s weekly meeting concerning the on-off campus differentiation policy. Rakoczy Russell met with the Hall Presidents Council (HPC) last week to discuss the same policy. The controversial policy was first proposed in April 2019 and was met with widespread resistance during the same time, including a protest led by students outside of the Main Building and a petition against the policy that amassed over 5,000 signatures. The policy is set to go into effect for the 2021 fall semester, first affecting the class of class of 2022, who are currently sophomores. The policy is coupled with the senior enhancement and incentive policy which will provide free laundry, the elimination of the $250 per semester up-charge for singles in dorms and $2,000 incentives given to certain students to commit to on-campus living their senior year.The on-off campus differentiation policy gives priority to on-campus residents for interhall sporting events and hall dances. Additionally, “current hall residents [would] comprise the leadership of all hall events and activities,” according to the current draft.Rakoczy Russell first stressed this policy is not a “senior exclusion policy.” “If I were to believe this was meant to exclude anyone, I would have signed the petition,” Rakoczy Russell said. “I would have been on God Quad.”She went on to explain the policy. She gave three specific reasons as to why the policy was created.“First and foremost, we believe there is something really special about residential life at Notre Dame,” she said. “The second reason is that [the senate] and HPCs of the past would have been champions of this policy.”Rakoczy Russell explained one of the main reasons the on-off campus differentiation policy was created was to solve inconsistencies between dorms regarding how off-campus former residents were affected by rules regarding parietals, participation in dorm sports and dances, use of common spaces and policies concerning alcohol use among others.“The genesis of this question came from students like you to solve inconsistencies,” she said.She later mentioned many of these inconsistencies fell on gendered lines between the dorms.“[The third reason for the policy] is because we’d like you to share the values, with those who are open to it, the values that you are taught while you live in the residence halls,” Rakoczy Russell said. “We hope that if you chose to go off campus, you take the good things you have learned and invest them where you are — meaning South Bend.”She explained part of this policy is to incentivize seniors to stay on campus, but should they choose to go off campus, they will have chosen to look beyond the dorm community to establish their own community among other off-campus residents and within the larger South Bend community. She said this could look like off-campus dances and charitable service work in South Bend.Rakoczy Russell stressed the policy has been discussed with numerous groups including the sophomore class council, HPC, hall staff and more, and has since gone through various revisions. The result was, as she said, a policy “that would be narrow enough to to give guidance, broad enough to allow exceptions and simple enough to be an elevator speech.” Senators then voiced their opinions with the associate vice president of residential life. Sophomore and Alumni senator Jack Rotolo talked about how the policy will affect students on top of the new six-semester, on-campus requirement which will also go into affect with the class of 2022.“I’m a little worried [off-campus seniors] are going to feel removed from their community, the only community they’ve known for three years,” he said.Howard senator Michelle Sobolewski voiced a similar concern.“Speaking as a sophomore,” she said. “I was curious why it was rolled out during our year?”Sobolewski was concerned that the policy would result in a culture change specifically felt by the current sophomore class.Rakoczy Russell responded by saying the change was chosen to be rolled out alongside the six-semester on-campus policy. Multiple seniors expressed they thought the measure to be punitive. Rakoczy Russell reiterated several times against this view.“It’s not meant to inflict pain,” she said. “It’s meant to address concerns about consistency and sometimes inequity.” Rakoczy Russell also noted several times that the new policies under the current draft, especially concerning Rec Sports, dorm dances and dorm leadership, will be allowed exceptions under the discretion rectors and rector supervisors. These exceptions would be made in consideration of current and past policies exhibited by similar dorms on campus.“I want diversified unity,” Rakoczy Russell said.The policy will be finalized during the week of March 23. However, Rakoczy Russell mentioned it is possible to change the policy in the future, much like the rules of du Lac.Tags: Heather Rakoczy Russell, Senate, senior exclusion policy, six-semester requirement
Lawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College is holding two special enrollment events in early August to help residents get started in pursuing their educational goals and advancing their careers.Express Enrollment Days will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg, 50 Walnut St., and at Ivy Tech Batesville, 1 Ivy Tech Drive. Ivy Tech employees will be on hand to help anyone interested in enrolling at the College.At Express Enrollment Day residents can:Complete the first steps to enroll as a student, known as FYIvy;Get financial aid questions answered;Learn about and meet assessment requirements;Meet with an advisor;Register for the semester;And find out about orientation.Residents are encouraged to RSVP only for either Express Enrollment Day by visiting the website.To prepare for Express Enrollment Day, residents are asked to bring high school or college transcripts and SAT/ACT/PSAT scores to assist with assessment and course placement. If residents have already completed some college courses, they are encouraged to bring an official college transcript to have their credits evaluated.Those unable to attend Express Enrollment Day can complete the enrollment process at any time. To schedule an appointment, call Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg at 812-537-4010.
Moscow, July 1: A curse on the songwriters Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber for that song ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’ from their hit musical ‘Evita’. That song has been one of the recurring themes of the World Cup as Argentina limped through the group stage with a draw against Iceland, a 0-3 defeat to Croatia and a 2-1 win over Nigeria, and it got another airing on Saturday as they crashed out of the World Cup following a 3-4 defeat to France.There had been hopes in Argentina that the Marcos Rojo’s late goal against Argentina would be a turning point; a footballing line in the sand that would allow Argentina to press on and show their true footballing selves, reports Xinhua news agency.Unfortunately for Argentina and coach Jorge Sampaoli, that is what they did.That goal against Nigeria wasn’t the reality of what this Argentina side are, it was the exception and after a brave first half in which they sacrificed a forward in an attempt to swamp the midfield, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and company showed the ugly truth: Argentina are a side built around Lionel Messi and when he doesn’t function, there is nobody else to pick up the pieces.“We have the best player in the World, we tried to surround him and to be close to him and we did in some moments,” said Sampaoli after the defeat (which was much clearer than the final score suggests).The problem is he surrounded him with players such as Javier Mascherano and Enzo Perez and although you might win a fight with that duo beside you, you most certainly are not going to win the World Cup.It’s not Mascherano’s fault he came to Russia aged 33, after 5 months playing in China and in obvious decline, while Perez left Valencia a year ago with the club prepared to lose a staggering 30 million euros on what they paid for him, it’s the coach’s fault for playing them.Sampaoli was unforgivably reluctant to start Ever Banega, only putting the playmaker into the side after a rumoured dressing room revolt, while Paulo Dybala, arguably one of Argentina’s most talented players, spent most of the tournament watching from the sidelines along with Gonzalo Higuain.Higuain may have his detractors, but he would have been useful against France, pressing up the pitch and providing a challenge for the French central defenders, while Sergio Aguero actually showed what a threat he can be with Argentina’s third goal (from a Messi pass).Although the supporting cast were poor and Argentina would have struggled to have won the World Cup even with Messi at his best, it’s obvious Messi was below par: whether he was tired after a long season helping to carry FC Barcelona to a Spanish domestic double, or simply knew it was a hopeless task after dragging his country to two Copa America finals and also to Russia, there was little spark in him.Stats showed he covered around 24 kilometres in Argentina’s first three matches (compare that to Danish attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen’s 36 kilometres)… That means Messi was literally playing at walking pace…. And still he was the focal point of all Argentina’s football.Maybe in time we will discover why Messi was below his best, maybe we will understand why Sampaoli, previously a lover of attacking football, seemed to betray his footballing beliefs, maybe the coach knew deep inside he just didn’t have the talent available to him and that is the big worry.Argentina has so long been a breeding ground for great footballers, a country that has the game in its soul, with a seemingly unending factory of young talent. If that talent has suddenly dried up they are in real trouble and not Messi, nor Dybala, nor Aguero can save them from a spell in the World Cup wilderness.Now is not the time for Argentina to look for blame, it is the moment to look for a solution. IANS
The 5 a.m. advisory is out for Tropical Storm Dorian and it has sustained winds of 50 miles-per-hour and is expected to be near-hurricane strength within days.Right now, Dorian is forecast to bring heavy rain and possible flooding to West Palm Beach during the Labor Day holiday weekend.Two to five inches of rain are possible. Flooding is the biggest concern, mainly because it’s been a rainy month. Rough seas will also be a big concern, mostly because many people will want to spend their holiday weekend on the beach or on a boat.Latest NHC advisory here.A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch has been posted for Puerto Rico.Dorian is moving across the Windward Islands with tropical storm force winds.The storm will move near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a possible hurricane.Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.
Ten amateur golfers are one step closer to playing with a star of the European Tour after qualifying for the national final of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy, run in partnership with England Golf. They came through the women’s South West regional qualifier at Tehidy Park Golf Club, Cornwall, where Tricia Folland (pictured) led the way with a net score of two-over 75. Tricia, from Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, Somerset, goes forward to the final in England Golf Week at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, in August, alongside: Judy Ryder of West Cornwall Golf Club; Rebekah Hobell of Broadstone Golf Club, Dorset; Eileen Martin of Cotswold Hills Golf Club, Gloucestershire; Barbara Smyth of Cleeve Cloud Golf Club, Gloucestershire; Debbie Ricketts of Parkstone Golf Club, Dorset; Georgina Wrixon of Ashley Wood Golf Club, Dorset; Maureen Salome of Budock Vean Golf Club, Cornwall; Anne Woodger of Fingle Glen Golf Club, Devon; and Sue Williams of The Kendleshire Golf Club, Gloucestershire. They’ll compete against qualifiers from five other regional finals and the overall winner will be England’s female Handicap Golfer of the Year. The top nine players in the field will play in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge, the English leg of The Challenge Tour, at Luton Hoo on 6 September. They’ll be joined by the top nine players from the companion men’s championship, making up a total of six teams in the pro-am. The most successful of these teams will go on to the pro-am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports, at Close House in Northumberland later in the same month, playing with a star of The European Tour. The Bridgestone Chase your Dream Trophy is an annual event open to members of England Golf’s 1,900 affiliated clubs and features separate competitions for men and women. Last season, England Golf and Bridgestone worked together to run a similar event for club golfers called the Driveguard Trophy. It made a dream come true for South West players Zack Rosen, Carl Broomfield and Peter Carr. The trio eventually found themselves as guests of Bridgestone at the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, playing alongside 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell. Click here for full scores from the South West regional final. 4 May 2017 Ten South West women golfers are chasing their dream
Facebook36Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceWhat is the 48th positive odd integer?If 95 didn’t jump to mind, you wouldn’t have made it far in Thurston County’s MATHCOUNTS competition this year.Jason Bruhn, an engineer at SCJ Alliance in Lacey, led the Thurston County contest held at Saint Martin’s University. Photo courtesy: SCJ AllianceIt took just seconds for local mathletes from Jefferson Middle School to answer that and other challenging questions to win the county-wide contest and advance to the state level held last month.MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program. It promotes math achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style competitions on the chapter, state and national levels.Jason Bruhn, an engineer at SCJ Alliance in Lacey, led the Thurston County contest held at Saint Martin’s University and has volunteered as the chapter coordinator for the past 18 years on behalf of the National Society of Professional Engineers. This year, he recruited three additional colleagues from SCJ to help out, Tyrell Bradley, Maddie Riggs and Bob Tauscher.“Math is an everyday thing here at SCJ,” Bruhn said. “We love to see kids excited about math and to show them how what we do relates to what they’re learning now.”Local participants in February’s Thurston County competition came from Jefferson and Aspire middle schools and included one homeschool student. The top team, from Jefferson Middle School, and two top individuals advanced to the state competition.The winning Jefferson Middle School Mathletes’ team with Jason Bruhn (center). Photo courtesy: SCJ AllianceWinners at the state competition move on to the national competition on May 13-14, which is aired on ESPN 3.SCJ has been nationally recognized multiple times for award-winning projects, growth and as a great place to work. Founded in Thurston County nearly twelve years ago, the firm has grown steadily to a dynamic team of more than 80 employees in six locations across Washington. In addition to Lacey, SCJ has offices in Centralia, Seattle, Ballard, Vancouver and Wenatchee.
Advertisement 3y9NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsczWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9sce( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vl4xWould you ever consider trying this?😱cy0zCan your students do this? 🌚dv919Roller skating! Powered by Firework Anthony Amalraj needs no introduction in the world of Table Tennis. The 34-year old veteran won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia.Advertisement Currently ranked No. 100 worldwide and is behind A Sharath Kamal (No. 31), G Sathiyan (No.32) and Harmeet Desai (No. 72), and No. 4 in India. Amalraj is spending his time wisely under the current state-imposed lockdown because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Arjuna awardee has played alongside some of the best table tennis players in India.Sports India Show had the opportunity to chat with Anthony Amalraj, where he talks about different aspects on Table Tennis and how important it is to maintain mental fitness apart from physical.Advertisement 1.) How are you dealing with the lockdown? Is it frustrating to you?The first month of the lockdown was good because there was a lot of tournament last year. I played nearly 17 to 18 international tournament and then the national ranking tournament and I was very much tired as well, So I was able to spend my time at home resting and reading.Advertisement But now the lockdown has lasted almost more than two and a half months, so it’s getting difficult now because for the first time in my life I am staying at home for more than two months and not even stepping out of the house, So it’s really very difficult.But I have started training and I have a small gym at my home, So I have been working out. For the past three to four days I have also started practicing table tennis as well.2.) What sort of training have you been doing indoors?I have a bicycle, cross trainer at my home and it is very beneficial for the core. For table tennis, we have a lot of tournaments, the intensity is very high, we have a tournament every week. So for the last two years, it was very difficult for me to focus on fitness because we need a gap as well to recover and if something goes wrong with our techniques, we need to work on that as well. The ranking system in table tennis has also changed for the last two-years. Previously it was very different as we can play an international tournament when we need to and keep our rankings better, but now we have to play every week and every ten days we have a tournament. So the last two years were really tiring for me and I wasn’t able to work on my specific techniques. So I have been utilizing the time under lockdown for the past two-months to improve myself. 3.) You work extensively with a hypnotherapist, can you tell us how it has helped you and if you would recommend other athletes to use their services as well?We always ask questions like why China is better than us at sports. The thing is they’re advanced in every aspect be it fitness, nutrition, coaches and mental fitness. But when I was young, like before 15-20 years, it was like play more, more, more… But for the last 10 years, the trend has changed and we are focusing more on technique. Before it was quantity training and we got better coaches, training and we improved our knowledge, but now after our understanding has improved and we have developed, we are now focusing more on qualitative training. But now for the last five years, we are focusing more on physical training. However, even after all this, there’s an important aspect that needs to be looked at and that is mental fitness. For example, to keep our body healthy we have to eat food everyday and workout to remain physically fit. But in all this, we forget about our mental health because everything is from the mind. Yoga and meditation can only give us temporary relief. Before the match, many players used to meditate, but that will only work for you up to a particular stage. In sports, an athlete has to be ready for numerous situations. For example, in Table Tennis, when a game is 3-all 10-all, I cannot think what my mind is thinking or how I am thinking or how I am reacting, and at that particular point in time, I cannot change and everything that I do should happen automatically. For that, I have to train my mind, and with hypnotherapy, my mind is already prepared for this pressure moment. The mind works very deeply and goes into the subconscious stage. In pressure stages, I used to lose matches but then I realized that I was doing good on the table with the technique, my fitness was excellent, but I felt that I was lacking somewhere. Even yoga and meditation weren’t helping, so this hypnotherapy is like going to the subconsciousness of the mind and changing everything….whatever the negative thoughts are, or how you’re approaching the situation.So you can see in the last ten years, my performance has gotten better, be it the CWG, Asian Games or other international tournaments. For me, it took a little time to reach that stage, but I have been getting better.4.) You started the year great as you broke into the top 100, tell me about that feeling? How does it feel to be counted amongst the 100 best Table Tennis players on the planet?It is everyone’s dream. For example, at first, I was aiming to become a National champion which I became, then I was aiming to win a CWG medal and I won and then the Asian Games medal which also I won. But today there’s so much fluctuations happening in the ratings. In 2017, I was in the top 70 and I was playing so good and suddenly my peak has gone down and I stumbled back to 120. However, in the last one and a half years, I have been struggling with the rankings. If the old ranking system were in use, I would definitely be in the top 60 for sure. In the last two years, I have been consistently winning against the better players but with the change in the ranking system so many players are suffering.But even after that, breaking into the top 100 gives me motivation. I cannot say satisfaction because if I am satisfied by being in the top 100 I won’t get better. My last tournament was Qatar opens and it’s a platinum tournament. There I was the only Indian to qualify. There I defeated the No. 53 and No. 65 ranked player there and eventually lost to world No.6 ranked player. I cancelled the decision to play at Oman Open because the Coronavirus situation was getting serious and I didn’t want to take any risk. Had I played that event, my rankings would have improved to No. 85 or something.5.) Prior to the Coronavirus saga, you were riding on a hot streak having won two medals at CWG 2018 and a Bronze at Asian Games and were en route to the Olympics. Do you feel the lockdown has affected your momentum? Once the lockdown eases, how early do you feel you can get your flow back?If you see every player has been affected by the lockdown. So If I go through some problems, other players are also getting affected by this. There are thousands and thousands of players going through the same situation. However, it still differs from players to players. For example, I have started service practice and from next week onwards, I will start playing for 45 minutes to an hour and then I will increase the intensity. I have my own club as well, but given the current situations, it’s important to take care of the people coming to the club as well. However, at this time it is important for the mind and heart to not get broken. This Coronavirus situation has been a problem for the last three months, but there are instances where the players get injured and have to undergo surgery and they have to remain out of action for seven to eight months. However, after coming out of long hiatus, they are able to perform at their very best. So a three months coronavirus lockdown shouldn’t be an excuse for loss in momentum.5.) Most casual fans often have this question about Table Tennis doubles player, how do you guys choose your partner? Do you guys train alongside numerous people and chose the ones you are most comfortable with or is there any other procedure?It’s about whoever you feel comfortable with. Whoever players we get better with or develop an understanding of the game. Before I was playing with Sarath, but nowadays, I am playing more with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. So his game and my game is very similar…Like I enjoy playing near the table, he also does the same. He plays fast like me and our mentality matches. Like even we haven’t trained together for a tournament, we play well because we have developed an understanding and play according to the situation that arises on the table. 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By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsNo doubt after the New Year’s Eve debacle, the Nelson Leafs will be eager to get a positive start to 2012 when the club plays host to the Princeton Posse Friday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs completed 2011 with a stinker even the players had a difficult time stomaching, losing 3-2 to the Spokane Braves — the same team Nelson trashed 7-1 the night before, on the road no less.”It’s a new season and we’ve got to get ready for the stretch run,” Leaf coach Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily. “The players know for us to make a run we can’t take any games off and must come prepared to every game.”In the Posse, the Leaf face a big team ready to push the Leafs around. However, Maida said the Green and White must use their speed in the larger NDCC Arena to its advantage.”(Princeton) is a bigger team that play in a smaller arena, so we’ve got to use our speed to our advantage and wear them down,” he said.During the only meeting of the season between the two clubs, a 4-2 win by the Posse, the hosts jumped to a 2-0 lead four minutes into the first period — a lead the Leafs could not overcome despite out shooting Princeton 39-22.Princeton, 20-13-1, enter the game tops in the Okanagan Division with a one-point lead over Osoyoos Coyotes.In contrast the Leafs, are tied with the Posse in points but sit third in the Murdoch 15 points behind division leading Beaver Valley. Saturday, hosts the 1-34 Grand Forks Border Bruins.Both games have a 7 p.m. puck drop.ICE CHIPS: Leaf defenceman Julian Davis has decided to leave the team and return to his home in the Lower Mainland. In 13 games since joining the Leafs the 5’11”, 183-pound Davis had one goal. . . .Nelson will see a familiar foe when team sees Castlegar after the Rebels acquired Riley Henderson from the Golden Rockets in exchange for future considerations. In 27 games this season, 17 with Nelson, Henderson had 22 points, including five goals. . . .Leaf coach Frank Maida is working the phones trying to bolster his club before the January 10 B.C. Hockey roster deadline. However, Maida, with two open cards, is not thinking there will be too much action as Junior A and Junior B clubs have most rosters in [email protected]