Rockingham Canal House in Bellows Falls, Vermont, sold to NH developer

first_img-30- Vermont Housing Finance Agency announced today the selection of Paul Stewart, President of Stewart Property Management, Bedford, NH, as the new owner of Rockingham Canal House in Bellows Falls. The historic building, a former hotel built in the 1870s, will also be an example of how important housing preservation is to the larger strategy of providing affordable housing.”Paul Stewart has almost 40 years of experience in affordable housing, and he’s been managing the Canal Street building since last fall, so we’re confident he has the background and skills necessary to make this property a showpiece,” said VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter.Stewart, who served with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1971 to 1985, including serving as Director of Housing Development, founded his company in 1988. Stewart Property Management provides affordable housing in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, managing 109 properties. The company also provides development consulting services.Stewart, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern New Hampshire Housing Investment Fund and is a member of the Loan Committee for the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, said he plans to make a significant investment in Rockingham Canal House.”This is an opportunity to revitalize a building that is in need of rehabilitation and bring it back to first-class condition,” Stewart said. “It’s an important part of the Village of Bellows Falls, and it provides affordable housing for the 44 people who live there.””Housing is a precious resource,” Stewart said. “We need to use the tools we have to make sure the affordable housing we have stays affordable, and that we maintain it in safe, decent condition.”VHFA was created by the Vermont Legislature in 1974 to finance and promote affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. Since then, VHFA has helped approximately 26,500 Vermont households with affordable mortgages and financed the development of 7,700 affordable rental units.Source: VHFA, June 23, 2009last_img read more

Canada’s British Columbia reports first coronavirus case with unknown origin: CBC News

first_imgAnother two patients, a couple in their 50s and 60s, have recently returned from travel to Iran, and the final new patient is a resident of Seattle who is visiting family in the Fraser Health region, the report said.British Columbia now has 21 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including four patients who have recovered, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.The province shares a border with Washington State, where authorities have documented 70 cases of coronavirus. Topics : Canada’s British Columbia province has identified eight more presumptive cases of a new coronavirus including one involving a woman who has no recent travel history, CBC News reported on Thursday.The woman, who is in her 50s and lives in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, has not had contact with other coronavirus patients or people returning from disease hot spots, the report said.Four of the new cases were identified in the same household as another patient in the Fraser Health region who was identified last week, according to the report.last_img read more

COVID-19: Jakarta Police patrol streets, supermarkets during partial lockdown

first_imgRead also: COVID-19: No road closures in Jakarta during large-scale social restrictions, police sayPublic transportation services have been instructed to operate at 50 percent of their regular passenger load factor with hours of operation limited to between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Private vehicles must also limit the number of passengers in each vehicle.“For example, a private car with a capacity of six people must only be filled with three people. Two people are allowed to ride private motorbikes as long as they live in the same house. All passengers must wear masks,” Yusri said.Any vehicles that do not comply with the regulation will be “sanctioned” and required to turn around, with later entry permitted only if the number of passengers is reduced, he added. The Jakarta Police have scaled up security patrols on the roads and in supermarkets to ensure that the public follow large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) that were imposed by the Jakarta administration on Friday to slow the spread of COVID-19.With passenger number caps now in place for public transportation and private vehicles, the police are carrying out patrols in at least 33 areas in the city. The patrol checkpoints include bus and train stations, toll roads and border areas such as Kalideres in West Jakarta, Kalimalang in East Jakarta and Ciputat in South Tangerang, Banten.“We will stop vehicles and check whether or not they are adhering to physical distancing measures, which limit passenger numbers and [require that everyone] wear masks,” Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus told The Jakarta Post on Friday. The Jakarta Traffic Police’s Twitter account @TMCPoldaMetro posted a video showing the police stopping a bus to make sure it was carrying only 50 percent of its passenger load factor and that all passengers wear wearing face masks. Every two-seat section of the bus was occupied by only a single passenger, as required.09:35 #Polri PJR Ditlantas PMJ memberikan himbauan terhadap penumpang Bus agar menjaga Jaga Jarak & menggunakan Masker antisipasi penyebaran Virus Corona ( Covid-19). pic.twitter.com/91384eO7fg— TMC Polda Metro Jaya (@TMCPoldaMetro) April 10, 2020Yusri further said the police also gave out free masks to drivers and passengers who were not wearing masks on Friday.The Jakarta administration issued Gubernatorial Decree No. 33/2020, which follows up on the technical details of Health Ministry Regulation No. 9/2020 on the guidelines for the PSBB. The regulation prohibits ojek (motorcycle taxi) from picking up passengers. Ojek drivers are only permitted to transport goods.Read also: Uneasy calm descends on empty Jakarta as capital makes it through first day of social restrictionsHowever, some drivers seemed to be unaware of the new regulations. At Palmerah Station in Central Jakarta on Friday, a police officer stopped an ojek driver for riding with a passenger. The officer instructed the passenger to immediately get off the motorbike, @TMCPoldaMetro reported.“A Jakarta Traffic Police officer informed an app-based ojek driver about the implementation of the PSBB [and told him] not to pick up passengers around Palmerah Station,” @TMCPoldaMetro tweeted.09:56 Polri Patwal Ditlantas PMJ menghimbau Ojol terkait pemberlakuan PSBB agar tidak mengangkut penumpang di Stasiun Palmerah . pic.twitter.com/p9aY63wkSF— TMC Polda Metro Jaya (@TMCPoldaMetro) April 10, 2020In addition to enforcing the restrictions on the streets, a joint team comprising Jakarta Police, Indonesian Military and Jakarta Public Order Agency personnel will also patrol supermarkets and minimarkets, which are allowed to operate during the partial lockdown period to supply daily needs.“Our personnel will make sure supermarket and minimarket visitors maintain a safe distance from each other,” Yusri said.Under the PSBB, which will last for at least two weeks until April 23, residents are required to stay at home as schools, offices and public spaces will remain closed during this period. Gatherings of more than five people in public spaces will be not allowed. These measures have been in place for the past few weeks in Jakarta, but violators will now face sanctions as Jakarta ramps up its fight against COVID-19.Topics :last_img read more

PREMIUM100,000 retail workers on brink of furlough as consumption free-falls

first_imgLinkedin Topics : Facebook Forgot Password ? shopping-mall APPBI Hippindo retail-sales retailer household-consumption COVID-19 wage-subsidy Google More than 100,000 workers in the retail industry face the risk of being furloughed as customers have been visiting rarely and spending little during the COVID-19 pandemic, associations have said.An internal survey by the Indonesian Shopping Center Tenants Association (Hippindo) revealed that retail sales from May to July were down about 80 percent from the pre-pandemic level. The association projected that lifestyle retailers would also post a 60 percent year-on-year (yoy) contraction in the third quarter.“Our current data [from 90 companies] show that around 100,000 employees may be furloughed,” Hippindo chairman Budihardjo Iduansjah told reporters during an online press conference on Monday.In addition to the furloughed employees, around 1.5 million workers could face other financial perils, such as pay cuts and shift reduction if the pandemic continues to suppr… Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Curts wins, EHS boys are third at Manchester

first_imgMANCHESTER, N.H. — Ellsworth senior Dan Curts took top honors in a field of 229 runners and the Eagle boys placed third among 30 teams in the small schools five-kilometer race in Saturday’s 38th annual Manchester Invitational at Derryfield Park.Curts completed the 5K course in 15 minutes and 23 seconds, edging runner-up Jose Holt-Andrews of Telstar by four seconds.Senior Brayden Beardsley was the second runner in for the Eagles, placing 15th in 16:59.He was followed by senior Robert Looker, 22nd in 17:11; senior Frank King, 29th in 17:30; sophomore Cooper Holmes, 58th in 18:14; sophomore Conrad Svec, 116th in 19:23; and sophomore Talor Hamilton, 185th in 21:07.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Eagles were solidly in third place with 111 points, finishing behind champion East Greenwich, Conn., with 54 points and runner-up Harwood High School of Moretown, Vt., with 66 points.In the girls’ small schools competition, Ellsworth senior Aleta Looker was third overall in the field of 194 runners with a time of 18:23.She trailed only winner Kirsti Sandreuter of Greely, who finished in 18:59, and runner-up Carmen Bango of Woodstock, Vt., who finished in 19:13.Behind Looker for Ellsworth were junior Hayley Lawrence, 52nd in 22:05; junior Mariah Brown, 73rd in 22:51; junior Olivia Lounder, 136th in 25:16; sophomore Julia Zavaleta, 145th in 25:49; junior Allie McKowen, 188th in 31:17; and sophomore Katie Walton, 190th in 32:21.The Eagle girls finished 12th among 29 teams with 370 points.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.comcenter_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Bio Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017last_img read more

Sporting News’ NHL All-Decade team for the 2010s

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1/e7/erik-karlsson-021518-getty-ftrjpg_asrjnd3jnmdp1fd3cen9e81pq.jpg?t=-1707814431&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ee/b7/sidney-crosby-06122016-getty-ftr_pz8mv3v818g81rlq6r91fdeb5.jpg?t=-1726997021&w=500&quality=80 So, as we get set to toast in a new year and a new chapter in hockey, Sporting News’ hockey staff selected — some unanimously, some not — the NHL’s all-decade team.(Note: All statistics are from the start of the 2009-10 season through games played on Dec. 16 unless otherwise stated.) (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5c/b7/drew-doughty-los-angeles-kings-121619-getty-ftrjpeg_tnwa73o31jmk1ws8frs0lte84.jpg?t=304244735&w=500&quality=80 Defense: Erik KarlssonWhy he’s here: A throwback to the days of Bobby Orr, Karlsson has dominated the offensive defenseman game in the past decade. In 714 career games, the longtime Ottawa Senator and current San Jose Shark posted 132 goals and 588 points — 222 of those coming on the power play. Karlsson is the third-highest scorer in Senators franchise history and he leads Ottawa in games (627), goals (126), points (518) and power-play points (195) since the puck dropped on the 2009-10 season. A two-time Norris Trophy winner over the past decade, his 2012 title saw him become just the third defenseman to win the award under the age of 23 as he finished tied for 11th in the NHL with 78 points (26 goals, 52 assists).Over the course of nine seasons in Ottawa, Karlsson led the squad in points five times, including his past year in 2017-18 when he finished tied with Mark Stone at 62. Two years prior, he bested all-decade defenseman and fellow finalist Doughty for the Norris when he led all NHL blueliners with 66 points. Doughty got him the following year despite Karlsson finishing in the top-four for scoring in the entire league with 82 points and becoming the first D-man to end the season in the top-five in scoring since Hall of Famer Paul Coffey in 1985-86. His 66 assists that year led the NHL, making him the first to do so since Orr in 1974-75.A six-time All-Star Game selectee and the top vote-getter in 2012, his trade to San Jose in September 2018 sits among the biggest stories in hockey in the past decade. While groin injuries plagued him past season, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist and the tournament’s best defenseman, still collected 45 points while averaging almost 25 minutes a night.By the numbers: Six NHL All-Star Games. Four NHL First All-Star Teams. Two Norris Trophies.  Forward: Sidney CrosbyWhy he’s here: Crosby has played more than 100 fewer games than Patrick Kane, but he is level with him in points over the past decade with 836 in just 670 games. Kane should jump him before the calendar flips to 2020, but that’s only because Crosby is once again out with an injury — something that has plagued him, but not stopped him, throughout his career. Anointed “The Next One” long before he wore a Penguins jersey, Crosby dominated the landscape in the 2010s with the ability to score from anywhere, mystifying on-ice vision, an unrelenting drive and a backhand that is unmatched in the game today — while also missing considerable time with injury.MORE: Crosby named SN’s NHL Athlete of the DecadeHe added to his Hall of Fame resume with his second and third Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and 2017 — taking home the Conn Smythe in both instances — and the second Hart Trophy of his career as the league’s MVP in 2014 — an award he was also a finalist for five other times in the decade. In 115 playoff games, he scored 123 points (42 goals, 81 assists) and sits atop the leaderboard with an impressive 1.07 points-per-game mark, which is the best among players who have skated in at least 30 postseason games.The Penguins captain not only captured two Rocket Richard Trophies and an Art Ross Trophy, two Olympic gold medals (one, of course, powered by his “Golden Goal”), a World Championship and a World Cup in the past 10 years but has also elevated the games of all his teammates that have suited up alongside him. Add in his community work and dedication to growing the game, and it’s easy to say Sidney Crosby has been a trailblazer in the game on and off the ice in the past decade.By the numbers: Three NHL All-Star Games. Three NHL First All-Star Teams. Three NHL Second All-Star Teams. Two Stanley Cups. Two Conn Smythe Trophies. Two Rocket Richard Trophies. One Art Ross Trophy. One Hart Memorial Trophy. Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3a/70/alex-ovechkin-051515-getty-ftrjpg_1hfs33lo02jom14hjlb6u9hotm.jpg?t=1113503275&w=500&quality=80 Coach: Joel QuennevilleThe current Florida Panthers head coach, Quenneville made a name for himself in the “Windy City” as he led the Chicago Blackhawks to three Stanley Cups in the 2010s. In 719 games with Chicago since the 2009-10 season started, he compiled a 407-227-85 in the regular season and a 67-44 postseason record. A 2013 finalist for the Jack Adams Award, Quenneville led the Blackhawks to the Presidents’ Trophy that season.Tied for fourth in coaching wins in the 2010s with 423 total wins (with Alain Vigneault) between the Blackhawks and Panthers, his 407 victories with Chicago is the third-most by any franchise during his tenure (start of the 2009-10 season to his firing on Nov. 6, 2018). With a team powered by Kane and Jonathan Toews, the club was also fourth in win percentage (.625), goals-for-per-game (2.97) and shots-per-game (32.4) during that stretch. Quenneville was only the second coach in Blackhawks history to win 400 games and this season, after enjoying his time off, he’s back as a head coach, steering the upstart Florida Panthers.By the numbers: Three Stanley Cups. Foward: Alex OvechkinWhy he’s here: While Gretzky’s office was behind the net, “The Great 8” has built his in the left faceoff dot. A pure sniper, Ovechkin not only brings a nose for the net but can also play the role of a grinder, leveling big hits on a consistent basis. While he’s not the greatest backchecker in the history of the game, he dominates on the offensive end — with 460 goals in 795 games. In the past 10 years, Ovi has captured six Rocket Richard Trophies as the league’s top goal scorer, brought a Stanley Cup to Washington, D.C. (and partied like a champ), while also winning the Conn Smythe and Hart Trophies.Another member of the point-per-game club (1.04), Ovechkin’s 824 points in the past decade includes 177 power-play goals and 302 total points on the man advantage — he leads the league in both categories. The 34-year-old has also racked up a league-leading 74 game-winners, including 16 overtime tallies. How Ovi’s arms aren’t tired is shocking, considering he has almost 900 more shots on net (3,608) than the No. 2 shot-taker Phil Kessel and has a top-10 shooting percentage of 12.8 percent. He’s also proud to represent Russia and has led the national team to six medals in the past 10 years — two golds, two silvers and two bronzes — at the IIHF World Championships.By the numbers: Six Rocket Richard Trophies. Four NHL All-Star Games. Four NHL Second All-Star Teams. Three NHL First All-Star Teams. One Stanley Cup. One Conn Smythe Trophy. One Ted Lindsay Award. One Hart Trophy.center_img Defense: Drew DoughtyWhy he’s here: Physical, defensive with an offensive upside — who is always good for a bulletin board quote too — Doughty has built an impressive resume over the past decade. In 806 games, he posted 110 goals and 462 points, good for fifth among NHL defensemen. He’s not far behind the other blueliner on this all-decade list when it comes to special teams (198 power-play points) but he’s also tallied 26 game-winners, with some being more memorable than others. During the Kings’ 2012 Cup run he was tied atop the league with 12 assists and led all defensemen in scoring (18 points) the year the Kings won in 2014.While he entered the NHL as an offensive-defenseman, the 2016 Norris Trophy winner — and three-time finalist — has become one of the games’ top shut-down defenders. From 2009-10 to 2018-19, Doughty averaged an oiSV% of 91.82 — meaning the Kings’ goaltenders posted a .918 save percentage at even strength when he was on the ice. That’s not a bad stat for a guy who also led the team in average ice time at a whopping 26 minutes and 31 seconds for the decade. Add in that he also finished with a CF% below 53.2 just once (in 2018-19), and it’s easy to say the two-time Stanley Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold-medal winner and 2016 World Cup champ has solidified his position as a top defenseman in the past 10 years.By the numbers: Five NHL All-Star Games. Two Stanley Cups. Two NHL First All-Star Teams. Two NHL Second All-Star Teams. One Norris Trophy. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/48/5f/pekka-rinne-060818-getty-ftrjpeg_15wd04k6tael41xkg7nfw6ebgb.jpg?t=-541729597&w=500&quality=80 Another decade of hockey is wrapping up as the 2010s come to a close when the clock strikes midnight Dec. 31. In the past 10 years, hockey has become a more skilled, faster, stronger and more exciting global game with countless superstars rising to the top.It all started with Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal” at the 2010 Winter Olympics and went on to see four teams dominate the landscape in the NHL as the Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins each won multiple Stanley Cup titles and the Boston Bruins won one in their three trips to the Final. It was also one of firsts as the Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues ended decades-long droughts to win the Cup and the Golden Knights set up shop in Vegas before reaching the Stanley Cup Final in their first season. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b6/34/connor-mcdavid-oilers-072219-getty-ftrjpeg_1b511wpl5c0lh120eg3ozcux9u.jpg?t=452186620&w=500&quality=80 Goaltender: Pekka RinneWhy he’s here: A big debate brewed among the SN staff when it came to between the pipes as this one could have easily gone to someone like a Marc-Andre Fleury or a Henrik Lundqvist; however when you delve into it Rinne is the top choice. Over the course of 586 games in the 2010s, he posted 321 wins (second-most), a .918 save percentage (tied for third-best), a 2.39 goals-against average (third) and an NHL-best 51 shutouts.The 2018 Vezina Trophy winner after finishing 42-13-4 with a 2.31 GAA and a .927 save percentage, he was also a three-time finalist. In 2011-12, the Finn was a wall in net leading the league with 43 wins, 1,987 saves and 73 games — and was an offensive juggernaut with five points. One season prior he was not only the runner-up for the top prize among goaltenders, but he was also fourth in Hart Trophy voting after ending the year second among NHL goalies in save percentage (.930) and third in GAA (2.12). That season he backstopped Nashville to its first playoff series victory.A finalist in 2014-15 after he tied for second with 41 wins along with a .923 save percentage, the butterfly goaltender who stands at an impressive 6-5, led the Predators to their first — and only — Stanley Cup Final in 2017. During the regular season, he boasted another 40-plus win season (42 to be exact) but it was during the team’s playoff run where he shined. Rinne went 14-8 with a 1.96 GAA and .930 save percentage in 22 playoff games, before falling to Crosby’s Penguins in six games.The MVP of the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship he led Finland to a silver medal posting a 1.88 GAA, .928 save percentage and three shutouts.By the numbers: Three NHL All-Star Games. One Vezina Trophy. One NHL First All-Star Team. One NHL Second All-Star Team. Forward: Connor McDavidWhy he’s here: A generational talent who’s playing in just his fifth NHL season, the 2015 first-overall pick creates highlight-reel plays on a nightly basis. In 323 games, he has netted 431 points (148 goals and 283 assists) along with an NHL-best 1.33 points-per-game number that blows everyone else on this list out of the water. When Wayne Gretzky was on the ice, the fans, his teammates and the opposition alike couldn’t help but watch in awe, and the same can be said for McDavid. His ability to go from 0-to-60 with impeccable edge work is unprecedented and is elevated to another level with his exceptional on-ice vision and hockey sense.The youngest captain in NHL history, McDavid was also the third-youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy in 2017 when he led the NHL with 100 points; the same year he won the Hart Trophy. He followed that season up with 108 points and another Art Ross Trophy in 2018. His rookie season, the superstar finished third in voting for the Calder Trophy, despite only playing in 45 games due to a broken clavicle. One of the most dynamic players in the game, he also led Canada to gold at the U18 world championship (2013), the U20 world championship (2015) and the men’s world championship in 2016. The highest-paid player (cap hit) in the league is well worth his salary ten-fold; this season he leads the NHL in points (59) and his name is already in the mix — as it is every year — for the Hart Trophy.By the numbers: Three NHL All-Star Games. Two Art Ross Trophies. Two Ted Lindsay Awards. Two NHL First All-Star Teams. One Hart Trophy. One NHL All-Rookie Team. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/25/39/joel-quenneville-chicago-blackhawks-121819-getty-ftrjpeg_890kthaea29y19qiyuucsbwnx.jpg?t=440436735&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Heavy Rain, Flooding Possible for South Florida

first_imgThe holiday weekend could be a wash out, as a large and disorganized system if storms settles on the region and into the first part of the week.Parts of our area could see a risk of heavy rain, along with flooding and possibly a few severe storms.Flood Watches have been posted for Miami-Dade, Broward, Collier and parts of Monroe counties through Monday evening.Forecasts call for some locations to see anywhere from one to three inches of rain, with some spots potentially getting over five inches of the wet stuff. On Sunday, we could see waves of showers and few thunderstorms, with daytime highs in the low 80s. Most parts of Palm Beach County will see around half an inch of rain.Monday will see an increase in heavy rain chances throughout the day, with some areas picking up one or two inches per hour. The flooding threat will also increase, and highs will be around 80. However, the most rain will fall Monday evening into Tuesday morning. The main threats with any severe storms then would be frequent lightning, strong wind gusts and an isolated tornado or waterspout.The rain and clouds will continue into Tuesday, before conditions begin to clear up on Wednesday. Highs will remain in the low-mid 80s, while lows will be in the mid 70s from Tuesday through Thursday.center_img Models predict that the heaviest rainfall will occur in Palm Beach County south through Miami-Dade County.Courtesy: WPTV NewsChannel 5last_img read more

Liriano, Tabata lead Pirates to 5-2 win over Rockies

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen (22), Starling Marte, center, and Jose Tabata, right, celebrate with teammates as they leave the field after defeating the Colorado Rockies in the baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 5-2. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Francisco Liriano has won twice as many games as he did a year ago and there’s still two months to go in the season.Liriano continued his recent dominance with seven strong innings, and Jose Tabata homered and drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.Liriano (12-4) allowed only two hits to offset his five walks and had six strikeouts. The left-hander improved to 7-1 with a 1.65 ERA in his last eight starts for the NL Central leaders.Last season, Liriano was a combined 6-12 with the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox. He has a hard time explaining his turnaround, which is a big reason why the Pirates hold a 1 ½-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central.“What can I say?” he said. “Everything is going good for me and good for the team. I’m not really thinking about it too much. I’m just going out and pitching and trying to be aggressive and get people out. It’s working out well for me and it is working out for well for the team because we’re winning.”Tabata hit his first home run since May 11 – a span of 112 plate appearances – and also tripled while going 3 for 4 to raise his average to .266. Tabata has hit just three homers this season, which is why general manager Neal Huntington tried to trade for an outfielder before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, though without success.“We’ve seen Jose swing the bat like this before and be productive over the last few years,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “Hopefully, he will get hot.”The Rockies put men on base in six of Liriano’s seven innings but they went 0 for 9 against him with runners on, including five hitless at-bats with runners in scoring position.“When I walk people it’s because I’m overthrowing,” Liriano said. “When guys got on base, I told myself to slow down and make pitches, not try to do too much.”Colorado lost for the fifth time in six games.“We had some opportunities early but like most of the good ones once he settled in he was tough,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “He had a good changeup and his command was pretty good even though he walked some guys.”Gaby Sanchez had two hits and two RBIs for Pittsburgh, while Jordy Mercer and Andrew McCutchen added two hits each.Fill-in closer Mark Melancon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save.Jorge De La Rosa (10-6) pitched four-plus innings and gave up three runs on six hits while striking out three and walking two. The outing came a day after Rockies owner Dick Monfort said Colorado would exercise De La Rosa’s $11 million club option for 2014.“Jorge didn’t have very good command,” Weiss said. “It was a struggle for him from the start.”The Pirates scored one run each in the third through seventh innings to take a 5-0 lead.In the third, Starling Marte led off with a single, stole second, took third on Jordy Mercer’s groundout and scored on Andrew McCutchen’s double. Tabata led off the fourth by homering over the 375 sign in right-center for his third of the season.Sanchez hit run-scoring singles in both the fifth and seventh innings, while Tabata led off the sixth with a triple and scored on Josh Harrison’s squeeze bunt.Colorado finally scored a pair in the eighth on consecutive RBI singles by Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer, who returned to the team after missing the previous two games because of a family emergency.NOTES: Colorado LF Carlos Gonzalez was not in the lineup for a fourth straight game with a sprained right middle finger but hopes to play Sunday. … Rockies 1B Todd Helton, who has normally been rested twice a week, played in nine straight games until being rested Saturday. … Colorado RHP Roy Oswalt, on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, was forced to cut short a simulated game because of tightness in the leg. … Pittsburgh C Russell Martin sat out for the second time in three games because of left knee soreness. … The Pirates will start RHP A.J. Burnett (4-7, 2.86 ERA) on Sunday against RHP Juan Nicasio (6-4, 4.92) in the three-game series finale.last_img read more

Nelson’s Julien Locke golden at Haywood NorAm World Junior and U23 Championships

first_imgNelson’s Julien Locke continues to ring in the New Year in style after the Black Jack skier won the gold medal at the Haywood NorAm World Junior and U23 Championships Thursday at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre near Thunder Bay, Ont.Locke, who got his start in racing at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club, came from being the fifth qualifier to a dominant three-second win in the Senior Men’s Heats finals. Locke, 22, edged out Patrick Stewart-Jones of Nakkertok for the top prize in the 1.3 kilometer freestyle race.Augus Foster of Thunder Bay was third.The results should qualify Locke for a spot on the Canadian U23 Championship team that will be in Turkey for the World Championships in February.Earlier this season Locke won a bronze medal in the 1.5 kilometer Sprint Distance at the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan.Lock, who trains and races full time at the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland, also runs a web design, photography and filmmaking business.last_img read more