Chase loves Sabina Park

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC):West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase has revealed his love for Sabina Park following a face-saving half-century on the opening day of the 50th Test match at the historic venue here Friday.Chase struck 63, including seven boundaries and a huge straight six as West Indies closed on 244 for seven after rallying from a dire position of 71 for five in the first over after lunch.Last year, Chase wrote his name in the history books with a maiden Test century and five-wicket haul against India in his second Test at the same venue against India.GROWN TO LOVE SABINA”There was a time when I didn’t really enjoy playing here (at Sabina Park), but I have grown to love the ground a lot. I did well here against India last year, and knew I had to dig in today after we were in big trouble after lunch,” Chase said following the day’s play. “I think it’s the way the Jamaica crowd really gets behind you that I like the most.”Chase added a record 118 for the sixth wicket with keeper Shane Dowrich, who made 56 off 130 balls with nine fours. The pair came together after opener Kieran Powell perished after lunch. They kept the Pakistanis at bay until after tea, when Chase fell to a stupendous catch at long off by Wahab Riaz.last_img read more

Brownlee scores 36, Alab Pilipinas post back-to-back wins

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Brian Williams paced CLS with 22 points and 14 rebounds, Sandy Kurniawan tallied 19 markers, and Mario Wuysang had 17 points and six rebounds as the Knights reeled to their seventh straight loss to fall to 1-7.The scores:ALAB PILIPINAS 92 — Brownlee 36, Balkman 17, Parks 14, Urbiztondo 11, Maierhofer 6, Hontiveros 5, Sumalinog 2, Raymundo 1, Alabanza 0, Celiz 0, Domingo 0, Javelona 0.CLS KNIGHTS 87 — Williams 22, Kurniawan 19, Wuysang 17, Jones 11, Hidayat 9, Lish 9, Nugroho 0, Saroni 0, Utomo 0, Wisnu 0.Quarters: 29-18, 48-44, 69-67, 92-87.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Federer not keen on his kids following in footsteps OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueJustin Brownlee had his best scoring game of the season and Tanduay Alab Pilipinas beat 92-87 victory over CLS Knights Indonesia Saturday in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League at GOR CLS Kertajaya in Indonesia.Brownlee was sensational on the road as he shot 15-for-24 from the field while also collecting eight rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Renaldo Balkman gave Brownlee ample support, finishing with a double-double of 17 markers and 13 boards, while Bobby Ray Parks Jr. got 14 points, two rebounds and four assists.Josh Urbiztondo went 3-of-7 from downtown to unload 11 markers to help the Philippine side improve its record to 5-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkVeteran gunslinger Dondon Hontiveros sparked a decisive 14-2 blast for Alab, which took an 87-73 lead with 2:57 left in the game.The Knights, however, refused to sink in front of their home crowd as their starters rallied the team back to within four, 90-86, after a Decorey Jones slam in the waning seconds, before Oping Sumalinog secured the victory with two free throws down the stretch. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Moruca man stabbed to death during row

first_imgA miner of Moruca Village, North West District (NWD), was in the wee hours of Sunday stabbed to death, during a confrontation with another man in the village.Dead is Robert “Bobby” Ferreira, 30. Based on information received, Ferreira and two friends, who had travelled to the village, were at a get-together when anDead: Robert “Bobby” Ferreiraargument broke out among the group of men.The argument quickly escalated, and one of the men broke a bottle and stabbed Ferreira to his leg. The injured man was subsequently picked up and rushed to the hospital, but it was too late.Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead man’s father, Virgil Ferreira explained that he received a call from his eldest son at about 03:50h informing him that Bobby had been stabbed.He explained that his son worked in the interior and returned home to spend the holidays. He was accompanied by two friends.“It was him and these two friends were at a hang when the confrontation occurred… I don’t know if it was a broken bottle or a knife that was used to stab my son… all the information I received was that he was stabbed,” the father related.He further explained that after his son was stabbed to the leg, his friends ran after the suspect to apprehend him.“His friends thought that a stab on the foot was not that serious and ran after the suspect, but apparently, due to the stab wound, the main artery was severed causing a blood blot which had directly affected the heart,” he explained.After the two men returned with the suspect, they placed the injured man into a vehicle and took him to the hospital. Unfortunately, within a few minutes of his arrival at the medical facility, he succumbed.The grieving father confirmed that the suspect hailed from the village and was in Police custody assisting with the investigations. Meanwhile, the father is calling on the relevant authorities to ensure that the post-mortem examination is done in a timely manner so that his son can be laid to rest.The reason for this request, he explained, is that bodies are often kept for long durations at the mortuary with no pathologist to perform the post-mortem. Eventually, the bodies are buried without family members knowing the cause of death of their loved ones.Ferreira leaves to mourn his parents, and 11 siblings. The Police are continuing their investigations into the murder.last_img read more

Regional District issues evacuation alert, sends out sand bags

first_imgIn anticipation of receiving another 80 to 115 millimetres of rain over a three-day period, the Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for certain areas and is also sending out sand and sand bags.The areas on evacuation alert are all south of Dawson Creek and include the communities of Gundy, Tupper, Tomslake, One Island Lake and Kelly Lake. The alert means residents in those areas should prepare to evacuate their properties if deemed necessary..- Advertisement -The areas receiving flood supplies are One Island Provincial Park, Tomslake Fire Hall, Tupper Hall, Kelly Lake Community Centre, Ivor Johnson Park in Hasler, the ‘Old’ truck stop near Wildmare Road and at the CRS yard, where Highway 52 meets Highway 2.Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the south and central Peace River Region and a High Streamflow Advisory has been issued by the B.C. River Forecast Centre.Regional District officials say despite the fact that river water levels have dropped considerably over the past two weeks, soil is still saturated and river levels could rise rapidly.Anyone who believes they might need sandbags is asked to contact the Regional District at 250-784-3200 or go online to www.prrd.bc.caAdvertisement A map of the areas on evacuation alert can be viewed above.last_img read more

School anniversary celebrates the past

first_img“Celebrating 50 years is a milestone for us,” said Roy, who has worked at the school for a decade. “This district has great schools and teachers all around, but as a parent, I wouldn’t hesitate to put my kids in any classroom here.” The anniversary celebration is open to former Murphy Ranch staffers, parents and students. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., kicking off with 1950s games like a hula-hoop contest, jump rope and a bubble-gum blowing competition. “Everyone’s very excited about it,” said Principal Chrys Verner, who has worked at the school for six years. “We started planning this at the beginning of the year, and our theme is, `Fifty Years of Excellence, One Student At a Time.”‘ A montage of the school’s current staff and students will be on display, and families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the hilly lawn behind the office. Fifth-grade parents will also be selling hot dogs, Verner said. Beginning at 1 p.m., the Alley Cats will perform and a sock-hop dance will take place during that time, Verner said. WHITTIER – You could say that in the 50 years since Murphy Ranch Elementary School opened its doors on the east side of Whittier, not much has changed. Unlike many sprawling, modern suburban schools, the unfenced, 360-student school prides itself on its small-town atmosphere. It’s a place where everyone knows everyone else’s name, says second-grade teacher Vickie Roy. Roy liked it so much, she enrolled her three children at the school, then moved into a house a few blocks away. Now she lives minutes away from several of her students. So it seems fitting that Murphy Ranch’s 50th anniversary celebration this weekend will take on that same small-town feel, complete with a family picnic on the school’s lawn and an old-fashioned 1950s sock hop. A presentation will also be made by former teacher Beverly Bradshaw, who was on staff when the school opened 50 years ago. Her granddaughter, Casey, is now a third-grader at Murphy Ranch. “We have a very strong community connection, even though many of our students live outside the school’s boundaries,” Verner said. For more information on the event, call the school at (562)947-9557. (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Firefighter’s widow denied funds

first_imgToday, Groff’s widow, Christine Wells-Groff of Santa Rosa, is expected to file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court in her quest to receive the death benefits her husband had assumed would be provided. So far, one federal court judge ruled that she was entitled to the federal Public Safety Officer Benefits that survivors of government employees receive. But an appellate judge later overturned that decision. At issue is whether thousands of contract employees who undertake dangerous duty on behalf of California taxpayers should be entitled to the same benefits as government employees. “Everyone else has given up after their first denial, but I feel very strongly about this as an issue,” said Wells-Groff. “I’ve already spent more than anything I would receive back. I’ve mortgaged my house to pay for attorneys in this six-year, six-figure battle. This is for the others now.” Groff was flying a state-operated air tanker that day and even wearing a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection uniform. Nonetheless, he was a contract employee, and legal experts say there’s only a slim chance the high court will even review the case, much less reverse the appellate court. The benefits program, started by Congress in 1976 to help recruit and retain public-safety workers, includes a lump-sum payoff to survivors of federal, state or local government employees killed in the line of duty, as well as ongoing benefits in some cases. Wells-Groff’s suit has been filed against the federal government since it administers the program and, in this case, denied the claim for benefits. U.S. Justice Department attorneys have sought to clearly label survivor benefits as being only for direct government employees, citing multimillion-dollar costs of making any broader definition. Why, they argue, should taxpayers finance benefits for employees working under contract to the government? But Michael Brook, Wells-Groff’s Santa Rosa attorney, argues otherwise. “When Congress enacted this, it was seen to help with morale and recruitment and was a small token of public appreciation for the risks these people face,” he said. “Contract employees face the same dangers as they protect the public.” But if they die, they are covered only by the contract companies’ life-insurance programs, which pay far less. Wells-Groff, 49, got a life insurance award of $50,000 through her husband’s employer, San Joaquin Helicopters, but no ongoing benefits. Public-safety officers’ benefits would have entitled her to a lump sum of about $250,000, plus ongoing benefits. Contractors’ death benefits are limited, government and union officials contend, because the firms are trying to squeeze as much profit as possible out of government pacts. Contractors who were contacted about the matter declined to comment. Associated Airtanker Pilots, a group that represents the tanker pilots, says that since 1958 more than 160 aerial firefighters have been killed while on duty. After Groff’s death, the state Legislature approved providing death benefits comparable to those received by government-paid firefighters and public safety workers for pilots working under contract with the CDF. But that law came too late to help Groff’s family. And despite the pleas, congressional proposals to extend government-worker survivor benefits to contract pilots have been opposed by the U.S. Forest Service. The thin line between being a government employee and a contract employee doing government work seemed to be especially important to a federal claims court judge, Lynn Bush, who handed Wells-Groff her initial victory back in July 2006. “Groff was officially recognized as being functionally within the California Department of Forestry,” the judge wrote, and was “serving a public agency in an official capacity.” She also noted that “survivors of some nongovernmental employees were awarded (government death) benefits during the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.” But in July of this year, a federal appellate court overturned her decision, saying Congress essentially remained silent on whether contract employees would be included in survivor benefits. The Justice Department has interpreted that to mean they are not. Now it may be the Supreme Court’s turn to weigh in – and possibly Wells-Groff’s last chance. “There are so many kids out there fighting fire on contract for the U.S. Forest Service,” she said. “My court case is really for them, as well as the pilots. It’s pretty damn sad, what our government does to its own people – hiring contractors to hire kids so they don’t have to pay benefits.” sgeissinger@ (916) 447-9302 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Larry Groff roared out of Ukiah in state Air Tanker 87 on Aug. 27, 2001, doing what he loved – flying and fighting wildfires. Like thousands of contract firefighters hired by the government, Groff figured that if anything ever happened to him, his private employers or the government would take care of his wife and six children. That day, Groff was killed in a midair collision while maneuvering above a North Coast wildfire ignited by a a meth-lab explosion. The two who started the fire were convicted of murder and sent to prison, but a courthouse battle continues. last_img read more

Costa in or out? Chelsea line up v Bournemouth

first_img 17. Pedro (left wing) 11 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 22. Willian (right wing) Chelsea v Bournemouth, kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday 5 December, is live on talkSPORT.The Blues welcome the Cherries to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, looking to extend their unbeaten run to three games following victory over Norwich City and a goalless draw against Tottenham Hotspur.Jose Mourinho’s team sheet caused much debate at White Hart Lane, with Diego Costa dropped to the bench in favour of Eden Hazard leading the attack. So, will Mourinho field an unaltered XI or recall the club’s fesity no.19 to the line up this weekend?Here, talkSPORT’s predicts the line up – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see and let us know if you agree. 11 11 11 11 5. Kurt Zouma (centre back) 10. Eden Hazard (striker) 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 11 11 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (left back)last_img read more

Army moves to oust no-show reservists

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Army took initial steps Monday to expel dozens of reservists who failed to report for active duty, in effect warning hundreds of others that they too could be penalized if they don’t heed orders to return to active service. The proceedings mark a turning point in the Army’s struggle to deploy thousands of soldiers from the Individual Ready Reserve, a rarely mobilized group of reservists, to war zones in which some have resisted serving. These are soldiers who had previously served on active duty but had not completed their eight-year service obligation. Unlike those in the National Guard or Army Reserve, they are not required to stay in training. Many have requested a delay in returning to service, have asked to be exempted or have ignored their orders. The Army began mobilizing them in the summer of 2004, reflecting the enormous strain it felt in providing enough soldiers for Iraq at a time when it was becoming apparent that no early withdrawal was likely. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Since mid-2004, more than 5,700 IRR soldiers have been issued mobilization orders, while an additional 1,600 were excused from duty. Of those soldiers who were sent orders, 3,954 reported for duty as of Dec. 11, while at least 1,283 others have asked for a delay or are in some stage of negotiations as to their call-up, the Army said. There are 463 IRR soldiers, who had been sent orders but have not reported, including 80 who now face discharge and 383 who have yet to be located. The Army announced that the 80 soldiers will face review panels, known as separation boards, although the number could grow if more are located. If the panels conclude that they intentionally did not obey a mobilization order, they would face one of three levels of discharge from the service: honorable, general or other-than-honorable. They do not face criminal charges. last_img read more

State may start solar-incentive program

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The CPUC will generate money for the rebates through an extra charge on customers’ utility bills, which could run around 50 cents per month, according to estimates by Environment California. The California Solar Initiative will only apply to customers in Santa Clarita, the Antelope Valley, Simi Valley and others served by investor-owned utilities, such as Southern California Edison, which are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission. The program includes $350 million to encourage builders to include solar panels in new residential construction, which could bolster the use of sun-generated electricity in new subdivisions in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. That’s five times more incentive money than the state has budgeted for in the past, said Bob Raymer, technical director of the California Building Industry Association. “Before you put (solar) as a standard feature and market it, you want to make sure that rebate money is available,” he explained. “This gives the building industry the comfort level that they can begin offering solar as a standard feature.” Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale customers get their power from city-owned utilities, which are not regulated by the PUC and not part of the statewide solar initiative. However, the Department of Water and Power is planning an overhaul of its solar-incentive program this year. In 2003, the department had to freeze its program because demand outpaced the funding available and has now offered the incentive to all the customers on its waiting list. Now the city pays $3.50 per watt, which can mean a financial incentive of $10,500 to install solar on a single-family house. The department is considering restructuring the way it doles out the money and possibly increasing the incentive amount, said Gary Gero, DWP director of energy efficiency and renewable solutions. The DWP pays for the solar program through its public-benefits fund, and the department has a goal of developing 10 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power 2,500 homes. “If you have lots of little power plants around the city, it decreases congestion, particularly in the summertime,” when air conditioners create a huge demand on the city’s energy supply, Gero said. Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The California Public Utilities Commission is poised to finalize today a $3.2 billion incentive program to encourage residents and businesses to install solar panels and generate their own power. If approved, a typical home installing solar panels this year could get a $7,000 rebate. That would reduce the average cost of a system to $13,000. The state’s goal is to install 1 million rooftop solar systems before the rebate program phases out in 2016. There are roughly 15,000 systems in the state currently. “We can get ourselves out of the boutique niche that solar has occupied, the Malibu millionaire and backwoods hippie that used solar. It’s getting more mainstream,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro of Environment California, which has pushed for the solar initiative. last_img read more

Barton believes QPR’s sports psychologist can help Taarabt

first_imgJoey Barton has taken to Twitter to pledge his support for Adel Taarabt and believes QPR’s sports psychologist Steve Black could play a crucial role in turning the Moroccan’s career around.Black was brought to Rangers last season after being recommended by Barton, who worked with him at Newcastle, and he was credited with playing a major role in the club’s promotion.Taarabt has been out of favour under Harry Redknapp and was recently involved in an extraordinary public row with the manager, who has accused him of refusing to train properly.R’s midfielder Barton tweeted: “I am going to do my upmost with Adel. I will give him all the time he needs. Time to get him back to his best @B1ackieI am going to do my upmost with Adel. I will give him all the time he needs. Time to get him back to his best @B1ackie— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) October 23, 2014“When you get under @B1ackie ‘s wing, there is only one direction you can go… #kaizen #payitforward“A lot of people have helped me a long in my journey. I would never have been doing what I was without their help.“We all need a helping hand at times. Never be to proud to admit that. Tough journey especially in such a fickle environment.“Even the strongest amongst us need a hand at times. Many people have lent me a hand, it’s vital to reciprocate that.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more