Utah Jazz fall apart in fourth quarter as Nikola Jokic passes out 16 assists in Denver victory

first_img David Zalubowski, AP AP David Zalubowski, AP Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio gestures after hitting a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, center, gathers up the ball as Utah Jazz forwards Jae Crowder, left, and Joe Ingles defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Snyder acknowledged that his team’s lack of offense, particularly in the final quarter, put pressure on the offense by not making shots.“It was three competitive quarters. We competed the fourth quarter, but the score didn’t reflect our effort. But, ultimately, you’ve got to put the ball in the basket. We weren’t able to do that in the fourth quarter, and I don’t think it was a reflection of our execution or anything other than we need it to go in.”The Jazz welcomed Donovan Mitchell back in the lineup after he missed Friday night’s game with hamstring tightness. He gave the Jazz a scare when he went down to the floor midway through the fourth quarter and had to be assisted off the floor. However, he returned a few minutes later after getting his ankle wrapped. 3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 103-88 loss to the Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell rests on the court after being injured during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. Mitchell returned to the game later in the half. The Nuggets won 103-88. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) “I was just being a baby,” he said afterward. “I’m good. I’ve twisted an ankle before, it’s not a great feeling. That’s all it is, just day-to-day, nothing bad.”Mitchell finished with 16 points, five rebounds and five steals, but his shooting wasn’t very good as he ended up 7 for 22 from the field and 0 for 7 from long range.The best player for Utah Saturday was Jae Crowder, who came off the bench to score a game-high 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting and 4 of 9 from 3-point range. He also led the team with three blocked shots.Rudy Gobert came back from a slow start to get a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Derrick Favors was solid with 12 points in just 19 minutes, and Ricky Rubio had 11 points.For Denver, Gary Harris led the way with 20 points and Jamal Murray added 19 points while ex-Jazzman Paul Millsap had 13 and Malik Beasley scored 12 off the bench.The Jazz return home for three games this week at home, Monday night against Toronto, Wednesday against Dallas and Friday night against Boston in the homecoming game for Gordon Hayward. Grid View Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, fields a pass as forward Royce O'Neale, right, sets a pick on Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski, AP David Zalubowski, AP David Zalubowski, AP David Zalubowski Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, right, looks to pass the ball as Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Defense hasn’t been up to par in Utah Jazz’s slow start this season Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale, right, is defended by Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio gestures after hitting a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)center_img Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale, right, is defended by Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, left, greets Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez, both of Spain, before an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski, AP David Zalubowski, AP Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder directs his team against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, center, gathers up the ball as Utah Jazz forwards Jae Crowder, left, and Joe Ingles defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER — During his three years in the NBA, Denver’s Nikola Jokic hasn’t hurt the Utah Jazz too much. Last year, he averaged just 8.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in four games last year against Utah, well below his season marks.In Saturday night’s game, Jokic again didn’t score many points, finishing with just seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, well off his 19.4 average this season. Where the 7-foot, 250-pound center did kill the Jazz was with his passing as he dished out 16 assists, half of his team’s total, in a 103-88 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Pepsi Center.No wonder Jazz coach Quin Snyder calls him the perhaps best passer in the NBA.“He’s probably the best passing big man, maybe the best passer regardless of height,” Snyder said before the game. “He has such a feel for the game in that regard with the array of passes and the accuracy and the timing.”“It speaks to his greatness. Nikola can dominate a game without scoring at all,” added Denver coach Mike Malone. “The sign of greatness is he makes everybody around him better, and in my opinion does that better than anyone in the NBA.”I was just being a baby. I’m good. I’ve twisted an ankle before, it’s not a great feeling. That’s all it is, just day-to-day, nothing bad. – Donovan MitchellIn Denver’s 15-point victory, Jokic had more assists in the fourth quarter than the Jazz had baskets as the Nuggets turned a five-point deficit into a 20-point edge in the final quarter, outscoring the anemic Jazz 35-15.Up until that point, the Jazz looked like they might have put Friday night’s disappointing loss to Memphis in their rearview mirror against the team with the second-best record in the league, as they were playing some of their best defense of the season with 12 steals up to that point. Utah led by as many as nine points.However, it all fell apart in the final 12 minutes as the Jazz suddenly went cold from the field (23.5 percent), while the Nuggets shot 56 percent from the field with all 13 of their baskets coming off assists.With the loss, the Jazz fell to 4-5 on the season, well below expectations, but Jazz coach Quin Snyder wasn’t expressing any panic afterward. In fact, on the whole, he was pleased with his team’s performance, particularly their effort.“Tonight, I thought we were better defensively,” he said. “I thought we were focused on trying to play the way we’ve worked on who we are. You’ve got to demonstrate that and cling to it tightly, and I thought we did a much better job of that tonight.” Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, back, blocks the path to the rim for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, fields a pass as forward Royce O’Neale, right, sets a pick on Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski, AP Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder directs his team against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, back, blocks the path to the rim for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris, right, drives past Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, right, looks to pass the ball as Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Related Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris, right, drives past Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, left, greets Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez, both of Spain, before an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)last_img read more

Blacklisted New Mexico film gets atonement

first_imgALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | A 1954 movie about a real-life miners’ strike that was blacklisted during the Red Scare is being celebrated in New Mexico as the 60th anniversary of the film approaches.“Salt of the Earth” was blacklisted in the U.S. during Cold War retribution against communist filmmakers and gained an underground following more than a decade later when it was finally shown. The story was told through the eyes of a female character named Esperanza as Mexican-American miners barred by federal law from striking against a zinc company were replaced on the picket lines by their wives.It became a feminist and Chicano Studies classic, and it was the subject of conferences over race, miner safety and the role of women.The town of Silver City is scheduled to hold “Salt of the Earth Day” on March 14. The union representing deputies from the same sheriff’s office that once tried to break the strike and run over female strikers is sponsoring a screening and a bus tour of the mining site depicted in the film.“I think there is a lot of atoning going on,” said Miles Conway, an organizer with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 18 in New Mexico, a group sponsoring its own anniversary celebration in Silver City, N.M. “After all these years, everything is going full circle and we are realizing that the film spoke to all of us.”The film was a retelling of actual events involving Mexican-American miners and their wives in Grant County three years before the film. Director Herbert J. Biberman was one of the “Hollywood Ten” who refused to answer questions from the House Committee on Un-American Activities about being members of the Communist Party.During production, filmmakers and crew faced harsh criticism from lawmakers and threats of violence from vigilante groups. In addition, the FBI scrutinized the film’s finances in search of communism connections, labs wouldn’t process the film and projectionists refused to show it. Mexican actress Rosaura Revueltas, who played the lead character, was even deported to Mexico.Manny Maldonado remembers seeing the film “Salt of the Earth” in his high school. The 1954 movie at first appeared dated, but he recalled becoming a big admirer of the film as he came to understand the significance of the story.“That was my family,” said Maldonado, now 35.A deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and president of a union representing public safety and municipal employees in the area, Maldonado is now involved in promoting the film’s 60th anniversary.In fact, many of unions and government entities that once opposed the strike and the film’s production, are involved in anniversary events to honor it. A film workers’ union, which once distance itself from the production, is also working to promote the film’s history.William A. Nericcio, an English and comparative literature professor at San Diego State University, said the change in how the film in viewed in New Mexico was a sign of local progress and the transformation of the Southwest into a more Latino-friendly region.“We still care about the film because it’s not dated at all,” Nericcio said. “We’re still talking about the same issues like the attack on organized labor.”A number of anniversary events around the state are also scheduled this month, along with planned events in other states.“We live in a different world now. We have women working at the mines and my (sheriff’s) department is mainly Hispanic,” Maldonado said. “But we need to remember this movie. It’s in our blood.”___Follow Russell Contreras on Twitter at https://twitter.com/russcontreraslast_img read more

Sloppy Aces pay price with loss to Elite

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ “We’re the worst in the league right now, turning the ball over,” said Compton. “A lot of them are just being careless with it, a lot of us are trying to make plays through triple, quadruple teams.”“If you don’t respect the game, it’s gonna disrespect you right back. And I told the guys after the game ‘you know how many bad players there are in the PBA? Zero.’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t the best of Sundays for Alaska head coach Alex Compton. He walked in the hallway of Smart Araneta Coliseum with his lovely wife and two young boys, but there was no cause for celebration after another sorry loss.ADVERTISEMENT Hot start pushes Star past TNT Alaska blew a chance, and it proved costly.The Aces were on the verge of another improbable comeback against a young Blackwater team, but their rally came up short as they succumbed to a 103-100 loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Aces are currently at 4-4 and a win could’ve sent them into second, but Compton knows the only way to recover from a loss is to move forward.“I can’t go back in time, I wish I could go back three hours ago,” said Compton. “With three games left in the conference and everyone jockeying for position and San Miguel’s clearly on top, this thing could play out, we’re not going to make the playoffs.” LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ The Aces managed an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to cut the Elite’s 92-78 lead to three, 92-89, but nothing prepared them for Roi Sumang who had 10 of his 19 points in the final period.Compton knew Sumang would be key in the final moments of the game, but his words are wind now and all he could do is look back in the mistakes they did and learn from them.“Roi Sumang was a superstar in college, the kid’s a talented basketball player,” said Compton. “He played great.”And it wasn’t just Sumang who repelled Alaska’s comeback attempt. The Aces also shot themselves in the foot with their sloppy play.Alaska turned the ball over 26 times, and none more damaging than the miscue between Calvin Abueva and Kevin Racal with 20 seconds left and the Aces trailing by just two points, 100-98.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Aston Palicte set for junior bantamweight title bout vs Kazuto Ioka

first_imgLATEST STORIES Asian football candidate files complaint about Kuwaiti sheikh Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption It will be the first world title fight to be streamed on UFC Fight Pass, according to ESPN’s Dan Rafael.Palicte was the mandatory challenger for the belt and was due for a rematch against Donnie Nietes, but 36-year-old world champion opted to vacate the title to pursue bigger fights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe two Filipino fighters fought to a controversial split draw last year.Iota is also getting another chance at the junior bantamweight belt, which he failed to capture after losing to Nietes last December. 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so farcenter_img Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs FILE – WBO super flyweight boxer Donnie Nietes fights Aston Palicte at The Forum on September 8, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Meg Oliphant/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines–Filipino bet Aston Palicte gets another shot at a world title as he faces former title challenger Kazuto Ioka for the vacant WBO junior bantamweight belt on June 19.The bout is scheduled at Osaka Prefectural Gym in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Official Launch of Face of Paynesville

first_imgA year after the first edition ended with the winner walking away with a car, a cash prize of US$3,500 and a laptop, the second edition of the reality beauty pageant show “Face of Paynesville” will be officially launched for public participation. The event, which will take please on November 7 at the Banana Lodge in Thinker’s Village, is expected to introduce the 15 contestants to the public and announce the SMS voting code.The chief organizer of the pageant, Layee Bility, said the competition has now reached the stage where the public can get involved through the SMS voting code platform. “All thecontestants have been assigned a short voting code and the public will be informed about how the voting process works and the cost for voting during the launch,” he added.Though the cost per SMS voting was not revealed, Bility said it would be reasonable for everyone to participate. “Those who always wish to see how prepared our contestants are for the contest will not be able to see that during the launch,” Lyee Bility said.“Due to some reasons, the event will not be aired live but it will be shown the next day as it was done during the second phase, which was the training period.“Face of Paynesville is not only intended to empower girls from Paynesville city but to also make than role models for future generations.”The winner of this year’s Face of Paynesville will walk away with alarger cash prize thanwas given to last year’s winner, a one week stay in a luxury hotel, a car, among others thing.He noted that the spirit of enthusiasm from the public toward the launch is high and hopethey would keep it up.The theme for this year’s Face of Paynesville is: “Introducing the Beauty of Fashion in Paynesville.” The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and entrance fee is US$20. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Go USTe! Pido Jarencio ecstatic as Growling Tigers return to UAAP Finals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption READ: UST eliminates No. 2 UP, roars back into UAAP Finals vs AteneoBefore ended his post-game interview, Jarencio belted out the iconic “Go USTe!” chant and congratulated UST, which conquered a twice-to-beat disadvantage against University of the Philippines to enter the finals against Ateneo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 GALLERY: Team Philippines send-off for 2019 SEA Games Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Incidentally, Jarencio was the coach of the Growling Tigers when they faced the Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals in 2006. He led the team to a Cinderella run to the championship in just his first year at the helm.This year’s Growling Tigers are also in the middle of a magical playoff run, rising from No. 4 in the stepladder and overcoming three knockout games to reach the finals.NorthPort, meanwhile,  boosted its playoff chances by ending the Road Warriors’ five-game winning run. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Pido Jarencio doing the “Go USTe!” chant at the post-game interview.MANILA, Philippines–It was a good night for coach Pido Jarencio as his current and former teams bagged pivotal victories Wednesday night.Fresh from NorthPort’s 102-94 victory over top team NLEX in the PBA Governors’ Cup, the former UST mentor also celebrated the Growling Tigers’ return to the UAAP Finals.ADVERTISEMENT #PBALabanKungLaban pic.twitter.com/uCPpV6jPBT— PBA (@pbaconnect) November 13, 2019UST survived UP, 68-65, in the knockout game at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Jarencio leaves door open for UST: ‘I’m just here’ ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ ‘People evacuated on their own’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw “#GoUSTe!”– Coach Pido after Northport’s win vs. NLEX View commentslast_img read more

Law & Order Commission could have helped forestall tragedy – former Minister

first_imgPrison infernoThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) has called on the Government to resuscitate the Law and Order Commission; and for good reason, as the Commission’s mandate would have contributed to the prevention of the July 9 fire at the Camp Street Prison.According to former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, the Commission wouldFormer Home Affairs Minister Clement Roheehave helped in forestalling the fire, as one of the Commission’s functions involved exercising civilian oversight on prison authorities.“The Law and Order Commission, on which sits the Director of Prisons and the Commissioner of Police, would be called upon from time to time to give reports on what is happening in the prisons around the country and what security measures are taken to address concerns,” Rohee explained during a recent interview.“In addition to that, members of the Commission would also, on their part based on information they receive, bring their concerns to the Commission for the attention and action of the Director of Prisons.”However, the Law and Order Commission was not in place up to the time of the fire that gutted the Camp Street jail, serving as cover for a number of prisoners to escape. And though there have been reports that the escape plot was out in the open prior to the fire, the multiple fires set in the prison overwhelmed authorities.“In addition to that, you had another series of institutions within the prisons that would serve a similar purpose of which the Private Sector would have representatives as well as the representatives of the Directorate of the Prisons,” Rohee posited.“For example, the Sentence Management Board chaired by a civilian, the agriculture development board, the visiting committees…all of them were dominated by civilians, and would contribute in different ways to having some oversight of what is happening in the prison. And they would assist in forestalling any incident of a major nature as the kind that took place.”The National Commission on Law and Order, on the other hand, was established in Guyana in 2004 as part of a unilateral decision by Caricom. It dealt with high levels of violent crime and allowed a more inclusive partnership between Government and stakeholders.The Guyana Prison Service’s Sentence Management Board (SMB) was established in 2011, under the previous administration. Its mandate had included determining what form of rehabilitative training a prisoner would access before being rehabilitated into society.The inaugural Board was made up of Captain Gerry Gouveia, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) representative; Reverend Fay Clarke; the Officer-in-Charge of Welfare and Corrections, Sylvia Conway of the Parole Board; Ayube Mohamed of the Prison Visiting Committees; Beni Sankar and representatives from the then Ministries of Human Services and Social Security, and Home Affairs.The Government had faced much criticism for the fact that the Prison Visiting Committees were not in place at the time of a catastrophic fire last year at the Camp Street Prison that claimed the lives of 17 prisoners. The Administration had subsequently moved to appoint the committees for Guyana’s prisons.Following a meeting on Friday last with Government officials, providing updates on the national security situation, former Chairman of the Law and Order Commission, Captain Gouveia had noted the importance of these commissions.“We were in the prisons every day. We were in the prison talking to prisoners, talking to prison officers every month,” the business executive told reporters. “I met with the entire echelons of the prison administration dealing with those issues.”“I believe that the Law and Order Commission was a vital forum, a monthly forum that was chaired by the Minister and I believe that the Minister should re-activate the Law and Order Commission,” Gouveia had added. “It was a place where a lot of information was being fed into the system that could then be translated and used as intelligence.” The PSC has, in fact, been calling on the coalition Government to implement the Commission since 2015.last_img read more

Gas Plant fire in Fairview on Wednesday

first_imgFAIRVIEW, A.B. – Canadian Natural Resources Limited had experienced a fire, on Wednesday, March 20, at their gas plant in Fairview, Alberta.The Alberta Energy Regulator responded to a Canadian Natural Resources’ tank fire approximately 12 kilometres southwest of Fairview.According to the AER, the fire had started at around 8:00 p.m. and was extinguished at approximately 11:40 p.m.- Advertisement -The AER says they continue to work with the company, the RCMP, and local fire department to ensure all safety and environmental requirements are met during the response to the incident.last_img

Australians rule at L.A. Triathlon

first_imgBut about three years ago, the Australian was diagnosed with the Epstein-Barr virus, an immune system disease that almost forced him to give up racing and ponder retirement. Sunday, after less than a dozen races into his grueling comeback, Walton finished second in the L.A. Triathlon, just six seconds behind winner Greg Bennett of Australia, who also won last year. During his rehabilitation, Walton tried to get up and run, train on the bike and jump in the water, and nearly 30 times his body failed him. “I tried to do it and then said, `Naw it’s not worth it,”‘ Walton said. “And then two weeks later I’m back trying again, and then sick, it’s just up and down like a yo-yo.” Now, with the disease finally in the backdrop, a healthy Walton sits in second in the Life Time Fitness Triathlon point standings. “You’re used to feeling strong and healthy, and then you’re stuck in a bedroom for four weeks with no sunlight. It’s definitely something that strikes you mentally and physically,” Walton said. “It’s just nice to be out in the sun here in L.A.” Walton, whose strong suits are the bike and the swim, couldn’t hold off Bennett – who finished in 1:51:49 – in the 6.2-mile run, the final leg of the event. Bennett said he “figured it out” three years ago. That’s when he began not just participating in the triathlon tour but also coaching. By training his wife, Laura, also a triathlete, Bennett became a “student of the sport.” This season he has become unstoppable, winning the first four events of the triathlon series. If he wins the final stop in Dallas, he will walk away with a $300,000 super bonus along with $208,000 for winning the point standings and individual events. “If you could make $300,000 in one event, wouldn’t you feel the pressure,” Bennett said with a laugh. With Walton getting stronger by the race, Bennett could have a tougher time walking away with the cash. If anyone was to take it away though, Bennett said he would want it to be his mate. “I felt for him, but at the same time he’s come good, he’s come strong, he’s got his head back into it,” Bennett said. “I want him to win one of these races but I can’t afford to let him do it.” Fellow Aussie Emma Snowsill won the women’s race by almost three minutes, finishing with a time of 2:00:45. She has won three of the four races in the triathlon series. The top local was Venice Beach resident Chris Foster, a former Penn State runner who began training in Southern California two years ago. The 24-year-old, who had never competed seriously in cycling or swimming until his move, finished ninth. “Mentally, it’s more fun,” Foster said. “Just when you start to get tired of biking, go running; or whenever you get tired of running, do the other one.” More than 2,700 participants took part in the festivities, with 70 percent competing in the Olympic distance, which consists of a 0.9-mile swim in Venice Beach, a 24-mile bike ride from from Venice Boulevard to Pico and Gilbert Lindsay Drive, and a 6.2-mile run to Staples Center. The oldest male was 84-year-old Bill Bell from Indian Wells, while the youngest were 14-year olds Nick Kinnon from Hermosa Beach and Brandon Nguyen from Palos Verdes. The oldest female to participate in the Olympic distance was 64-year-old Amy Galbrith of Venice Beach. She started doing the triathlon four years ago because the race went by her house. The top local on the women’s side was Santa Monica resident Jenna Shoemaker, who finished 13th. dnlasports@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TRIATHLON: Bennett edges now-healthy Walton by just six seconds. By Roman Veytsman SPECIAL TO THE DAILY BREEZE Craig Walton was the picture of athleticism and health. The winner of the L.A. Triathlon in 2002 and 2003, Walton was at the top of his sport. last_img

Brazil star insists he’s happy at Chelsea despite Atletico Madrid links

first_img Felipe Luis with Oscar 1 Chelsea defender Filipe Luis insists he is happy at Stamford Bridge but admits things in football can change very quickly.The left-back is playing second fiddle to Cesar Azpilicueta and that is unlikely to change with the Blues’ first choice a serious contender for player of the season in that position.Luis has started just seven Premier League matches this season and that has fuelled suggestions he will return to Atletico Madrid.The 29-year-year old spent four seasons at Atleti, before leaving for west London last summer after winning La Liga under manager Diego ‘El Cholo’ Simeone.“I’m just focused on Chelsea, on working hard and giving my best in order to end the season with another important and beautiful trophy,” Luis said.“Of course, everything can change in football, but I’m happy and have a three-year contract at Chelsea that I’d like to see out.“I’ve had some of the best years of my career at Atletico and remember the supporters, my teammates and the coaching staff fondly“I’m really fond of ‘El Cholo’, he’s a coach that taught me so much.”last_img read more