Hancock County 2017-18 Spring Sports Schedule

first_imgBaseball: Mattanawcook Academy vs. Bucksport, 1 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. George Stevens Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Mattanawcook vs. Bucksport, 1 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. GSA, 4:30 p.mThursday, April 19Baseball: Bucksport vs. Ellsworth, 2 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Mount Desert Island, 4 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Narraguagus, noonSoftball: Bucksport vs. Ellsworth, 2 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Narraguagus, noonFriday, April 20Baseball: Penobscot Valley vs. Deer Isle-Stonington, 4 p.m.Softball: Penobscot Valley vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tennis: Piscataquis vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Saturday, April 21Baseball: John Bapst vs. Ellsworth, 1 p.m.Baseball: Dexter vs. Bucksport, 1 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Machias, 1 p.m.Softball: Dexter vs. Bucksport, 1 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Machias, 1 p.m.Tennis: Presque Isle vs. Ellsworth, 1 p.m.Monday, April 23Baseball: Mattanawcook vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Bangor Christian vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Mattanawcook vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Bangor Christian vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Calais vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tuesday, April 24Baseball: Ellsworth vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, April 25Baseball: Central vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: Orono vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Lee Academy, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Machias vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Central vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: Orono vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Lee Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Machias vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. Dexter, 4 p.m.Thursday, April 26Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Hermon vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Calais vs. DI-S, 1 p.m.Tennis: Calais vs. DI-S, 3 p.m.Friday, April 27Baseball: Sumner vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: Central vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: Central vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: GSA vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Saturday, April 28Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Foxcroft, noonBaseball: Caribou vs. MDI, 1 p.m.Baseball: Caribou vs. MDI, 3 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Foxcroft, noonSoftball: Caribou vs. MDI, 1 p.m.Softball: Caribou vs. MDI, 3 p.m.Tennis: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth, 11 a.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Foxcroft, noonTennis: Sumner vs. Piscataquis, 11 a.m.Monday, April 30Baseball: Orono vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: Dexter vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Orono vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: Dexter vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: GSA vs. Mattanawcook, 4 p.m.Tennis: Penobscot Valley vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tennis: Orono vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tuesday, May 1Baseball: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. Hermon, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Hermon, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Wednesday, May 2Baseball: GSA vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Searsport, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Schenck, 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Searsport, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Schenck, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Orono vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. Piscataquis, 4 p.m.Thursday, May 3Baseball: MDI vs. Old Town, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Old Town, 4:30 p.m.Softball: John Bapst vs. Ellsworth, 1 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. John Bapst, 4 p.m.Friday, May 4Baseball: DI-S vs. Machias, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Machias, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. Hermon, 4 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Caribou, 1 p.m.Tennis: Piscataquis vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. Lee Academy, 4 p.m.Saturday, May 5Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Presque Isle, noonBaseball: Ellsworth vs. Presque Isle, 2 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. Foxcroft, noonSoftball: Ellsworth vs. Presque Isle, 2 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Presque Isle, 2 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Foxcroft, noonTennis: Stearns/Schenck vs. DI-S, 1 p.m.Monday, May 7Baseball: Bucksport vs. Central, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Narraguagus vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Central, 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Narraguagus vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Washington Academy, 4 p.m.Tennis: Lee Academy vs. GSA, 3 p.m.Tennis: Lee Academy vs. GSA, 5 p.m.Tuesday, May 8Baseball: Ellsworth vs. John Bapst, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. John Bapst, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: John Bapst vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Wednesday, May 9Baseball: Machias vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Bangor Christian, 4 p.m.Softball: Machias vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Bangor Christian, 4 p.m.Tennis: Foxcroft vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. Penobscot Valley, 3:30 p.m.Thursday, May 10Baseball: Foxcroft vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Foxcroft vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Hermon vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Friday, May 11Baseball: Belfast vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Baseball: Searsport vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Mattanawcook, 4:30 p.mBaseball: Orono vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Jonesport-Beals vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Softball: Belfast vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Softball: Searsport vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Mattanawcook, 4:30 p.mSoftball: Orono vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Jonesport-Beals vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. Calais, 3:30 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. Stearns/Schenck, 4 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSaturday, May 12Baseball: John Bapst vs. MDI, noonSoftball: John Bapst vs. MDI, noonMonday, May 14Baseball: Mattanawcook vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Baseball: Searsport vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Penobscot Valley, 4 p.m.Softball: Mattanawcook vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Softball: Searsport vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Penobscot Valley, 4 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. Washington Academy, 4 p.m.Tennis: Old Town vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Piscataquis vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tuesday, May 15Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Old Town, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. Belfast, 4 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Old Town, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Belfast, 4 p.m.Wednesday, May 16Baseball: Bucksport vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: GSA vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Thursday, May 17Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Brewer, 6:30 p.m.Baseball: MDI vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Brewer, 6:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Old Town vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Tennis: Piscataquis vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Friday, May 18Baseball: Bucksport vs. Searsport, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Dexter, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Sumner vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Searsport, 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Dexter, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Sumner vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.Tennis: Ellsworth vs. Foxcroft, 4 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Hermon, 4 p.m.Tennis: Dexter vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Saturday, May 19Baseball: Old Town vs. Ellsworth, noonBaseball: DI-S vs. Greenville, noonBaseball: DI-S vs. Greenville, 2 p.m.Softball: Old Town vs. Ellsworth, noonSoftball: DI-S vs. Greenville, noonSoftball: DI-S vs. Greenville, 2 p.m.Monday, May 21Tennis: Ellsworth vs. Old Town, 4 p.m.Tennis: Washington Academy vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: Mattanawcook vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Tennis: Sumner vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tuesday, May 22Baseball: Ellsworth vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Schenck vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Ellsworth vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Schenck vs. DI-S, 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, May 23Baseball: Belfast vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Softball: Belfast vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Tennis: MDI vs. Ellsworth, 4 p.m.Tennis: Lee Academy vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Tennis: DI-S vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Thursday, May 24Baseball: Hermon vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Washington Academy vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Hermon vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Washington Academy vs. MDI, 4:30 p.m.Friday, May 25Baseball: Bucksport vs. Dexter, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: GSA vs. Central, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: Lee Academy vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. Jonesport-Beals, 4 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Dexter: 4:30 p.m.Softball: GSA vs. Central, 4:30 p.m.Softball: Lee Academy vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. Jonesport-Beals, 4 p.m.Saturday, May 26Baseball: Old Town vs. MDI, noonSoftball: Old Town vs. MDI, noonMonday, May 28Baseball: Bucksport vs. GSASoftball: Bucksport vs. GSATuesday, May 29Baseball: MDI vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Softball: MDI vs. Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, May 30Baseball: Bucksport vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Baseball: DI-S vs. GSA,4:30 p.m.Softball: Bucksport vs. Sumner, 4:30 p.m.Softball: DI-S vs. GSA, 4:30 p.m. Below is a list of games, meets and other events for this spring’s high school sports season. Road teams are listed first. Only dates with scheduled events are listed.Some of the information below differs from that listed in the March 29 and April 5 editions of The Ellsworth American. Times and locations for certain games have changed since those issues were publishedTuesday, April 17last_img read more

Aussie Voges signs off with a Test average second only to Bradman

first_img(REUTERS) – Australia’s Adam Voges has retired from international cricket, signing off with a Test batting average second only to the great Don Bradman.Voges became the oldest player to score a century on his Test debut when he made an unbeaten 130 against West Indies two years ago, aged 35.The right-handed batsman scored 1 485 runs at an average of 61.87, ranking him second on the all-time list behind Bradman’s incredible 99.94.Voges lost his place in the Test team after the second of two defeats to South Africa in November and was treated for concussion after being hit by a bouncer when batting for Western Australia in a Sheffield Shield match the same month.Voges, 37, will lead the Prime Minister’s XI against the touring Sri Lankan team in Canberra today and has said it will be his last match against an international side.“This will be it for me,” Voges told reporters.“I’m certainly looking forward to getting out there and playing this game. I’ve had an amazing couple of years with Australia with the Test team and I’ve loved every minute of it.Australia have made wholesale changes to their team after a thrashing in Sri Lanka and home series defeat to South Africa.The Steve Smith-led team have since revived their fortunes by defeating South Africa in a dead rubber at Adelaide and went on to beat Pakistan 3-0 at home.last_img read more

How Vin Scully has taken us above, and beyond, a simple Dodgers broadcast

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Those aren’t our questions. Word for word, all of the above was asked this past week by Wendy Parker, a former Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer and editor now of the exceptional Sports Biblio Digest, a blog dedicated to sports books, history and culture.“All of the above” was also the next line in Parker’s summarization to her inquiry. And she’s living about 3,000 miles away from all this current Vin-sanity.• SCULLY’S BEST: Out list of Vin Scully’s Top 10 callsAbove all, Scully remains the total package, the person broadcasters can still learn from, a gracious, grateful, priority-conscious gentleman we all hope somehow rubs off on us.He leaves us grasping for the right words as we try to explain the way he has impacted our lives, as much a part of our city’s DNA and our own. He’s our “Wonder Years” narrator through a powerful electronic connection. Why do we revere Vin Scully so?Nostalgia? His unfailingly polite and pleasant persona, both on the air and in person?His poetic vocabulary and delivery with a grandfatherly lilt, never a touch overdone?His abiding respect for the game, personified by prodigious preparation?center_img (Really, how did he make a Farmer John shank and butt portion sound even edible?)This all become a more profound exercise as we inhale these last home games. Even then, those who use their words for a living may not even necessarily be in proper alignment on what adjectives to use.Dick Enberg is struck about how Scully is the “poet laureate of baseball.” George Will counters: “Although he uses language fluently and precisely, he is not a poet. He is something equally dignified and exemplary but less celebrated: He is a craftsman. Scully, the most famous and beloved person in Southern California, is not a movie star but has the at-ease, old-shoe persona of Jimmy Stewart.”Can both be correct? Of course. It’s all of the above. And more.• LISTEN TO VIN: Vin Scully classic call generatorWe generally just accept that Scully has fashioned himself into the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time. So is our greatest doubt in Southern California that no one will ever replace him? Has anyone really made us forgot about Chick Hearn? Or Enberg? Or Tom Kelly?Our primary media filter has changed too dramatically, and with it, the drama that someone like Scully can provide.No team would ever allow a single announcer to carry a broadcast by himself on any sport. It’s analyst-driven, mostly by former players, so the play-by-play man, particularly on TV, is just a facilitator.• PHOTO GALLERY: A farewell to Vin ScullyBob Costas nailed it when asked by ESPN’s Jayson Stark to best explain why the artistry of Scully is one for the ages, not the future:“If you watch any other game, no matter how good the announcer is, no matter how good they are, there is always some obstacle or some maze that they have got to make their way through if they are going to tell even one or two of the dozen or so stories like that Vin tells during a game. So he’s a uniquely talented announcer.“But if a 30-year-old Vin Scully came along today, the circumstances could never be duplicated. The business might not know what to do with him. The importance of radio would be much less. You would never have anything that would match the odyssey of the Dodgers … the importance of Jackie Robinson … the transplant from Brooklyn to the West Coast … the broken hearts in Brooklyn … the whole new vistas of baseball on the West Coast.“And then the metabolism of the society of the game changing. But he is grandfathered in, and I mean that in the nicest way. So the very things that appeal to people about him are the opposite of most sports TV does. It’s like, we can’t get enough of this, and we can’t stop doing the exact opposite.”Take that further: Why, as a way to complete this circle of broadcasting life, won’t the Dodgers allow Scully to call an entire game — either Sunday’s home finale or his final one Oct. 2 in San Francisco — as a radio-based format that just happens to be on TV? And then allow the radio to carry all nine innings of it?A Dodgers spokesman said that isn’t going to happen, and that’s a mistake.We hear frequently from Southern California natives who, not necessarily by their choosing, happen to work in different places around the world. They buy into the MLB.com app so they can pick up Dodgers audio games wherever they may be.Their simple request, while thousands of miles away, is for a hometown connection, to hear Scully more than just the first three innings.As a tribute to him, don’t you think Charley Steiner and Rick Monday would be fine stepping aside to hear Scully’s voice call at least those last innings of these final games instead of their own?last_img read more

Life by Design: Jill McFarland, Landscape Architect

first_imgFacebook25Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceAfter nearly two decades as a landscape designer, Jill McFarland is now a landscape architect.“Most people already thought I was one,” she laughed. “Even my kids!”Jill went to architecture school at the University of Minnesota and earned her master’s in landscape architecture at the University of Virginia in 1998.Jill McFarland with her two children. Photo courtesy: SCJ AllianceBack when she started architecture school, Jill hadn’t yet heard about landscape architecture. But when she did, it was an easy choice.“I like dirt,” she said, “and I don’t like making things exactly rectangular.”For 19 years, she used that down-to-earth nature and preference for softer lines to balance her career and family life, waiting until her kids outgrew the tiny stage to start taking her exams.“I actually passed all my tests three years ago,” she said. “My longtime coworker Trent Grantham was the one who really kept on me and encouraged me to get all my stuff sent in.”Nationally, landscape architects take four exams to earn their license, and in Washington state, applicants must answer additional questions regarding the Growth Management Acts, State Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Shoreline Management Act.“Jill has been in the business for a long time and has a great eye for the profession,” SCJ Principal Landscape Architect Jeff Glander said. “We’re all proud she stuck with it and followed through on her dream to get her license.”“Everyone here has been so supportive,” Jill said. “But no one is more proud than my dad. He wants me to send him a copy of my certificate to hang on his wall.”SCJ is a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in civil engineering, transportation planning and design, environmental and urban planning, landscape architecture and design, and public outreach. The dynamic company has locations in Lacey, Centralia, Vancouver, Seattle, and Wenatchee, Washington.The privately-held, majority women-owned firm is nationally recognized and the recipient of two top places to work awards in the recent years. For more information, visit the SCJ Alliance website.last_img read more

Pablo rallies for volleyball national team selection: ‘They deserved to be chosen’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pablo, though, is still part of the national pool and can still have a chance to represent the Philippines in the future tournaments.Mary Joy Baron, who made the final cut,  took a different approach in addressing those who spewed negativity towards the lineup.READ: ‘Best of the best’ of PH volleyball assembled for Asian GamesBaron posted an Instagram story telling people to stop bashing the national team.“Some people are only good at bashing,” posted Baron. “Hey, we don’ know the sacrifices they have to put to get there. It takes a lot of time and effort to be good at something. If you’re not supporting just don’t talk too much like you know everything.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Amid the differing opinion over the final lineup of the Philippine women’s national volleyball team, there was one central figure who asked for support.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Coach Jimmy Alapag and other PBA players head Alab Clinic in SMDC Grass Residences Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Pocari Sweat’s Myla Pablo, who didn’t make it to 12-woman lineup that will travel to Indonesia for the 2018 Asian Games, simply asked for the people’s support for the national team.“Guys, let’s just support whoever were the 14 that were chosen for the national team,” tweeted Pablo in Filipino. “Let’s stop the bashing. They were deserved to be chosen. Let’s just be happy for them or give them our support.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: Maraño, Valdez, Santiago lead final roster for PH women’s volleyball teamSome fans on social media are arguing that Pablo deserves a spot in the final roster. 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 View commentslast_img read more

I salute GPF for implementing Operation Safe Roads

first_imgDear Editor,Whenever human lives and limbs are in constant peril on our roads, as is the present situation in Guyana, the Guyana Police Force, working in tandem with other stakeholders including Magistrates and Judges, shall take holistic and extraordinary measures to bring the sad state of affairs under control.However, in doing so their actions must fit nicely within the ambit of the law in order to avoid trampling on the rights of citizens.Flashback! When New York Mayor Rudy William Luis Giuliani and Chief of Police Robert Larry Bratton conducted their CompStat brand of policing with a zero-tolerance bias, crime was reduced to an unprecedented level. On the flip side of things, the city paid out more money than any other period of time to citizens who filed litigations and lawsuits against the city for infringing their basic human rights.Fast-forward! In relation to the current unacceptable traffic lawlessness, the police launched Operation Safe Roads in an effort to bring back sanity to our roadways. Among other tactics, they recently targeted a minibus driver and a conductor who were seen in a video that went viral committing numerous unbelievable breaches of the traffic laws that endangered their lives and that of other road users.According to a daily newspaper, the men – Trevor Bobb-Semple, the minibus driver and his conductor Jermaine Waldron – were charged and appeared before Magistrate Fabaya Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court. The conductor pleaded guilty to the charges of failing to ensure passengers’ safety and being an untidy conductor. He was fined $40,000.The driver was charged with the following offences: driving a tinted motor vehicle, being an untidy driver, failing to have control of the motor vehicle, breach of conduct of road service licence and dangerous driving. According to the newspaper article, the driver pleaded not guilty to the charges and was placed on $100,000 bail. Believe it or not, the Magistrate suspended the driver’s licence pending the determination of the cases. Let me be pellucid. I hold no brief for the driver, but I perused the laws of Guyana. I did not find any law that empowered the Magistrate to suspend the driver’s licence. Please edify me if I missed the law. Is it that the reporter incorrectly posited that the Magistrate suspended the licence of the driver of the motor vehicle? I have not seen or heard any retraction in the media about the suspension of the driver’s licence.My layman’s knowledge is that a Magistrate has the power to suspend the driver’s licence of a person charged with causing death by dangerous driving pending the determination of the charge but not for dangerous driving or the other charges alluded to. If the Magistrate had, in fact, suspended the driver’s licence that act was a grave miscarriage of justice.The charges of causing death by dangerous driving and dangerous driving are miles apart. They are far apart as Imbotero on the northern tip of Guyana is from Aishalton on the deep south and Orealla on the east is from Kaikan on the west.I salute the police for implementing Operation Safe Roads to bring back sanity on our roads. I have not yet seen their plan of action, but persons with vast experience in traffic management who l have had conservations with on the plan inform me that it will bear fruits as green shoots are already emerging. I trust their judgement. I, however, hasten to let the law enforcement officers and their stakeholders be aware that as they enforce, enforce, enforce with zero tolerance the rule of law and the rules of engagement must prevail. This will prevent them from taking precipitative and ill-advised actions.To do otherwise will open the floodgates for law enforcement officers to commit serious breaches of the citizens’ human rights. I trust the police to be professional.Best wishes to the police for a successful Operation Safe Roads.Yours respectfully,Clinton ConwayAssistant Commissionerof Police (Retired)last_img read more

Local Athlete wins International Mountain Running Race

first_imgNicki Haugan of Fort St. John has just won the Gore-Tex Transalpine Run.The run is held over 8 days and goes from Germany to the final destination of Italy. In total the entire event is 300km in length and has a total of over 14,200 meters of climbing.Team Canada that feature Nicki Haugan also included her teammate of Tracy Garneau. The two women finished the race with a total time of 37 hours and 12 minutes. The next closest team was 30 minutes behind the pair.- Advertisement -Team Canada was participating in their first mountain trail running race and claimed the number one spot in a number of the 8 stages.For more on the pair visit www.2girlsracing.comlast_img

Charlton in talks to sign Ligue 1 midfielder on loan

first_img Lorient midfielder Alain Traore Charlton are in talks to sign Lorient midfielder Alain Traore.According to reports in France, the Championship side are hopeful of concluding a loan deal for the 25-year-old, who has made 35 Ligue 1 appearances since arriving from Auxerre in 2012.It has been suggested that the deal is close to being agreed and the playmaker is keen to move to London, where his family are already based. 1last_img

Gor, H. Stars to contest for SOYA award

first_imgTo make the shortlist of top five, K’Ogalo retained the KPL title with six matches to spare as well as going ahead to make history by reaching the CAF Confederation Cup group stage where they were a point away to qualifying to the quarter finals.They finished third in the group behind Algeria’s USM Alger, Rwanda’s Rayon Sport and Tanzanian side Yanga.Gor, the 2015 men’s team of the year, also defended the regional Super Cup that featured eight teams from Kenya and Tanzania, beating Simba SC 2-0 in the final to earn a ticket to play Everton in an international friendly match.They had kicked-off the year with winning the season curtain raiser KPL Super Cup, edging out eternal rivals AFC Leopards 1-0. At the CECAFA Kagame Cup, Gor finished third.Harambee Stars on the other hand highlighted their achievements of the year by breaking a 15-year jinx to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Stars had a fine campaign that saw them shock Ghana 1-0 at Kasarani, holding Ethiopia 0-0 away before handing them a 3-0 beating at home.Harambee Stars players celebrating after netting the second goal thanks to Eric JohanaStars played eight matches in 2018, winning five, drawing one and losing two.Apart from AFCON Qualifiers, they won 2-1 against New Zealand, 4-1 against Chinese Taipei, Malawi 1-0 in friendly matches while losing 3-0 and 2-0 to India.The Davis Cup team had a successful year as well after surprising regional bigwigs to qualify for Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2019 following their Group III tournament victory in Nairobi.Kenya broke the jinx to end their exile from Group II with top class performance taking advantage of their home supporters to force their way to the top.Team Kenya beat top seed Benin 2-1 after Sheil Kotecha secured a 6-4, 6-4 win over Delmas N’tcha but saw Benin’s Alexis Klegou defeat Kenya’s Ismael Changawa 7-6, 6-4.The match had to be settled in the doubles in which Changawa teamed up with Ibrahim Kibet to overcome Felix Hounkpevi and Klegou 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. It was first time Kenya was hosting the Davis Cup since 2002.Kanbis won the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Super Division 50 over Championships unbeaten to make it their 16th title in the domestic competition.The KANBIS Sports team will be out to emulate the Kenya U19 Cricket team who won 2017 men’s team after having a fine season. They won the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Super Division 50 over Championships unbeaten to make it their 16th title in the domestic competition.The team that is based at Eastleigh High School in Nairobi, also went ahead to clinch the annual Twenty20 championships.Making the final list is the Kenya Deaf Handball Team that participated in 2nd World Deaf Handball championship In Caxias Do sul Brazil in July where they finished 5th overall out of 8, and tops in Africa.They beat Ghana 10-0 but lost 31-15 and 24-14 to Turkey and Brazil respectively to finish 3rd in their pool as the top two advanced to the semifinals. Kenya dropped to the classification matches where they beat Cameroon and Ecuador (24-20, 32-6) to finish 5th.The SOYA gala which has been co-sponsored by Mombasa County, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Communication Authority (CA), Kenya Pipeline, Kenya Power, LapFund, New KCC, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), GOTv and Protel Studios will be held at Fort Jesus, the first time the gala night event to be held outside the capital city.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava receives the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – Record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia leads the nominations for the men’s team of the year for the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) that will be marking its 15th edition in Mombasa County on January 11.Gor, who defended the top flight league title to win their 17th trophy, will battle it out with the national men’s football team Harambee Stars, Davis Cup Tennis team, KANBIS Cricket Sports Club and the Kenya Deaf Handball team in the men’s category.last_img read more

Father shot dead in B.P.

first_imgLos Angeles County sheriff’s detectives do not believe the shooting was gang-related and did not know if Garcia was specifically targeted. Authorities say some witnesses saw a dark-colored sport utility vehicle or pickup truck speeding away from the scene after the shooting. But detectives had no leads Tuesday. “We don’t know what this was about,” said David Coleman, a lieutenant with the sheriff’s homicide bureau. “There were no witnesses. No one heard anything. We have no idea whatsoever what occurred.” Family members said Garcia – who had his own apartment – had come over Monday evening to drop off some laundry, visit with his mother and have dinner. “He was here like every day,” said Jessica Garcia, Oscar Garcia’s sister. “After my mom fed him (on Monday), he walked out of the driveway and we heard the gunshots. That was the last we heard of him.” Jessica Garcia ran outside and to aid her brother, but when she got there, he was already dead. Robert Esquivel, who lives across the street from where Oscar Garcia was shot, said he heard the gunfire. “Yeah, I heard the shots, but that is pretty normal around here,” he said. Esquivel, who works graveyard shifts, tried to go back to sleep, but then heard helicopters circling the area. “I came outside and there was the ambulance and the body bag,” Esquivel said. On Tuesday, at the site where Garcia died, a small memorial had been set up with flowers and candles. A crowd of relatives and friends of the man – who recently became a father – gathered at the memorial to remember him. Neighbors described Oscar Garcia as a “good guy,” who was warm, kind and always smiling. Friends say he graduated from Sierra Vista High School last year. “We just can’t believe it,” Jessica Garcia said, adding that her brother was excited about being a new father. He has a 4-month-old son. While some residents described the area as usually quiet and safe, others said that in recent years the neighborhood has been plagued with crime. Esquivel said that since moving into the neighborhood a month ago, he’s heard shots fired at least every other day. “I can’t draw any conclusions about a trend or otherwise,” Coleman said. Oscar Garcia’s death marks the third homicide in Baldwin Park in less than two weeks. On Nov. 14, Pedro “Pepe” Estrada, 40, and his son, Luis Estrada, 14, were shot to death in front of their Downing Avenue home – in a neighborhood just a few miles from where Oscar Garcia died. tania.chatila@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Shooting in Baldwin Park • Video: Shooting in Baldwin ParkView Larger Map BALDWIN PARK – Authorities are searching for the people who gunned down a 19-year-old father Monday night while he was visiting family, officials said. Oscar Garcia of West Covina was walking to his car from his parents’ home about 8 p.m. in the 13100 block of Waco Street when he was shot in the torso, authorities said. Garcia died at the scene. last_img read more