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08-07-2018, 07:19 AM,
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meeting with Tampa Bay. He gave up four goals on 23 shots
TORONTO -- Ontarios Liberal government admitted Tuesday that the original $113-million security tab for Torontos 2015 Pan Am Games was just a "place holder" number, and warned the latest estimate of $239 million could go higher. Doug Martin Jersey . The Toronto 2015 Pan Am organizing committee came up with the figure because they had to put something in the bid book that helped secure the international event for the city, said Tourism Minister Michael Chan. "The $113 million was presented a long time ago, in 2010, and it was a place holder because security has to be there," said Chan. "You probably will appreciate TO2015 doesnt have the skills, they dont have the expertise, they dont have any knowledge about security." Saad Rafi, who took over as the CEO of the TO2015 Pan Am organizing committee after Ian Troop was fired, said he wasnt involved when the citys bid was prepared and couldnt say where the $113 million estimate came from. Officials wouldnt have had a good handle on the number of athletes and coaches that would be coming or how many venues would be used and in what communities when they prepared the security estimate for the bid book, added Rafi. "I think a myriad of elements and factors go into generating an estimate of costs," he said. "If you want a more detailed answer Im afraid we couldnt give it because we werent there to submit the bid book." The Opposition demanded Chan resign or be fired after the security bill for next years Games more than doubled. "The minister and this government and TO2015 and everyone involved in these games doesnt have a clue whats going on," said Progressive Conservative critic Rod Jackson. "They cant answer a straight question in the House on this, and it seems like no cost is too high." Chan bristled at suggestions he should have known what the original $113 million estimate for security at the Games was based on. "I wasnt there," he said. "Do you really want to know why they had that number in there? Theres probably a reason for that." The $239-million tab for security will likely change before the Games start in July 2015, but could go down or up, added Chan. "Anybody who thinks that number will be stationary, will not move, I think that would be unreasonable because we still have a year and five months before the Games and lots of things can happen," he said. "And that number can go down if we control costs, or security may go up. This is the nature of the Games." Rafi announced the Games were on schedule and on budget so far, and admitted one of his biggest concerns was getting people interested in the Pan Am competitions. "We want to engage the public and create a sense of excitement which will drive their participation in festivals as well as the Games themselves," he said. "We want to make sure we can maximize our ticket revenue." The 2015 Pan Am Games will take place at 34 different competition venues across the Golden Horseshoe, from Niagara in the south to Orillia in the north, running from July 7 to 26, followed by the Parapan Am Games Aug. 7 to 15. The total budget for the Games is now estimated at $2.5 billion. Daryl Worley Jersey .C. -- Steve Spurrier was much happier about South Carolinas improved performance than about his lastest career milestone. Custom Oakland Raiders Jerseys . Forward Iker Muniain scored the winner in the 70th minute after Bilbaos incessant pressure recovered the ball and sparked a counterattack inside Barcelonas half. 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These clubs hold a one-point edge on Pittsburgh and the New York Islanders for the East lead, though Montreal (26-11-2) has two games in hand on Tampa Bay (25-12-4). The Lightning have won five of six after beating Ottawa 4-2 on Sunday to rebound from Fridays 6-3 loss to the Penguins. Stamkos gave Tampa the lead for good with 3:55 left in the second period, and Tyler Johnson put it away with his second goal of the game in the third. Were starting to come back (in games) a little bit, and I think its just the kids are maturing understanding that youve got to stick to the plan, said coach Jon Cooper, whose club trailed midway through the second. Stamkos only two points over his previous six were a goal and an assist in a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Toronto on Dec. 29. Things havent been going great lately so (Im) just trying to work hard, Stamkos said. It was good to see that one go in and hopefully get things rolling. Stamkos didnt have much trouble scoring against the Canadiens on Oct. 13, netting a hat trick in a 7-1 rout in the first meeting since Moontreal swept the Lightning in the first round of last seasons playoffs. Kolton Miller Raiders Jersey. Tampa is 4-0-1 in the last five regular-season meetings with the Canadiens, who completed a perfect four-game road trip with Saturdays 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. Theyve won nine of 10 overall, and on Tuesday can win a seventh straight for the first time since an eight-game run March 23-April 6, 2006. It shows a lot of character in this locker room, said defenseman Tom Gilbert, who had a goal. We know that were going home and I just think we use that confidence that weve been playing (well) on the road here. Montreal is the only team in the league without a loss when scoring first, going 16-0-0. I think weve been playing our best hockey and been doing really good things with the puck, Gilbert said. Weve been keeping it simple. Carey Price made 30 saves to improve to 8-1-0 with a 1.34 goals-against average over his last nine, but he wasnt nearly as sharp in the first meeting with Tampa Bay. He gave up four goals on 23 shots through two periods and was pulled for the only time in his 32 starts this season. Price is 1-2-2 with a 2.04 GAA in his last five regular-season starts against the Lightning, who have held the Canadiens to one non-shootout goal in each contest in that stretch. Ben Bishop, who missed all of last seasons playoff series with Montreal due to injury, could be in net for the Lightning. Hes 6-1-2 with a 1.27 GAA in nine career starts against the Canadiens. Montreal forward P.A. Parenteau will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury. Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas will have arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday and is out indefinitely. 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