Spurs appeal Son’s red card for challenge leading to horror Andre Gomes injury

first_imgEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort Son Proof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injury TOTTENHAM have submitted their appeal against Son Heung-min’s red card given after his foul led to Andre Gomes’ horror injury.The London club are expected to know by the end of the week whether his three-match ban will be upheld.4 Son was sent off after a mistimed challenge led to Andre Gomes suffering a broken ankleCredit: GettyThe South Korean was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson after his challenge caused the Everton star to suffer a broken and dislocated right ankle.Atkinson had initially planned to show Son a yellow but the severity of the injury saw him change his decision to a straight red card.Spurs are appealing against the Korean’s dismissal, with a back-up option of arguing that the automatic three-match ban is an excessive penalty. A hearing will take place this week.Son, 27, was left inconsolable following the injury and was in floods of tears inside the Spurs dressing room.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled Atkinson’s decision to show his star forward a red card as “unbelievable.”Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankle Prem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horror Everton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankle Son ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woe Tosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle And after the game the Argentine boss hinted that the club were ready to appeal Son’s red.He said: “It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards.”It is unbelievable to see a red card. In that situation we need to help because the decision of the referee was a yellow card but the VAR changed the decision.”It is the latest example of it being not clear. VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action, not what happened after.”I don’t know what will happen now (in terms of an appeal). The club will see if it is possible but what we cannot change is what happened after (the incident).”4 Tottenham striker Son was left in tears after seeing the pain of a fellow professionalCredit: EPA4 The world of football was left stunned as Andre Gomes left the field on a stretcher in huge painCredit: ReutersIf the decision is upheld, Son will miss the Premier League fixtures at home to Sheffield United, away at West Ham and at home to Bournemouth.After the game, the Premier League released a statement explaining why the colour of the card had been upgraded.It read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”SunSport reported on Monday afternoon how Gomes had successfully undergone an operation on his fractured and dislocated ankle.It appeared that Gomes’ leg got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly in the 78th minute.EVERTON EXPECT FULL RECOVERYSon’s tackle forced him to ground, with Serge Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.Seamus Coleman instantly called for medics to treat his team-mate, as Cenk Tosun cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.A statement from his employers said: “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well.”Andre will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the club’s medical staff.”He is expected to make a full recovery.”On behalf of Andre, the club would like to thank all Everton supporters and members of the wider football family for the overwhelming messages of support we have received since yesterday’s match.”Latest News on Ande GomesVideoWILSON!Watch Gomes ‘lose his mind’ as Tom Hanks in Cast Away as he pays tribute to starVideoGUNNER HUGMan Utd boss Solskjaer embraces Gomes after heroic comeback from horror injuryALL GO NOWAndre Gomes’ injury hell and reveals it happened right in front of nieceWay to goGomes plays for Everton vs Arsenal… just FOUR months after horror leg breakPicturedGO-GETTERAndre Gomes trains at Finch Farm for first time since horror ankle breakSON THE MENDGomes to return to training just three months after ankle break against SpursHis Everton team-mates might not be able to visit him in hospital though due to the heavy painkillers he will need to take.In the aftermath of the unsavoury incident, Son was targeted with abuse by trolls on Instagram.One branded the distraught Tottenham midfielder a “butcher” and a “killer” while another warned him that karma would strike.4 Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was unable to continue and had to be subbed offCredit: Rex Featureslast_img read more

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Powell: My legs could not bring back the 6.44

first_img After some delay and examination of the photo-finish camera, Powell was credited with second. “I was sure I was in second place. I had to run back to second, but I was sure I got second,” Powell said. “The start wasn’t as good as the first two rounds. Bromell got a perfect start. He got a flyer and I think that kind of threw me of a bit in the mid part of the race and he got away a bit too far,” he added. However, Powell tried to explain the silver-medal finish after such promise earlier as journalists queried what happened and attributed part of the problem to running three rounds in one day. “I’m happy with the medal. I’m not overly excited, but I’m happy with the medal because if I had run back my 6.44, I would have been in the gold medal. I don’t know if I could have done anything different. Maybe postpone it until tomorrow (yesterday), so I could get some rest. It was a very, very hard day and (my) legs were tired,” he said. Powell himself sounded disappointed and unable to determine the cause of his inability to break his glass ceiling. “I was just wondering what did I do wrong in the first part. It just happened so fast. It was a very good race. Bromell ran a very good race. He got a personal best. It was so easy, but three rounds in one day, my legs just couldn’t bring back the 6.44. POWELL SECOND The frustration with Asafa Powell’s inability to deliver an individual gold medal at the highest level of track-and-field competition is not limited to Jamaicans, it seems. There were audible sighs and other expressions of exasperation as the Jamaican posted 6.50 seconds to finish second in the men’s 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre on Friday evening. All day, the former 100m world-record holder had been in stellar form, posting a season’s best and world-leading 6.44 seconds to win the first-round heat as well as semi-final. However, the athlete, whose best finish at a World Championships or Olympics has been third, was unable to deliver yet again on Friday as the United States’ Trayvon Bromell bolted to the finish in 6.47 seconds. There was some confusion as St Kitts and Nevis’ Kim Collins was initially credited with second and Barbados’ Ramon Gittens with third.last_img read more

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Stephen Curry shoots 86, finishes last in Web.com event

first_imgNBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tees off on the seventh hole during Round Two of the Ellie Mae Classic at TBC Stonebrae on August 10, 2018 in Hayward, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPHAYWARD, Calif. — Stephen Curry dropped 11 strokes to par on the first eight holes and shot a/an 16-over 86 on Friday to finish last in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.The Golden State Warriors star, making his second appearance in the event at TPC Stonebrae, finished at 17-over 157 after opening with a 71 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron to make Lakers debut at Portland, returns to Cleveland in November On the back nine, Curry birdied the par-4 10th, made a triple on the par-4 11th, bogeyed the par-3 12th, birdied the par-4 14th, had a double bogey on the par-3 16th and a bogey on the par-4 18th.“It’s the same way I do on the court when I’m not making shots,” Curry said. “You just find something to focus on that you can do. For me, it was just trying to take each shot and just have fun with it and trying to hit a good shot and not really get too down about the result if it wasn’t what I was expecting.”Prugh matched the tour nine-hole record with a back-nine 27 in a 60 that left him 16 under. He birdied the first seven holes on the back nine, parred the 17th and birdied the 18th.“My putter has been a little streaky here and there, but when it’s on, it’s on,” Prugh said. “I’ve been making putts and fortunately whenever that happens it makes everything easier. ”Prugh was two strokes short of the tour record of 58 set by Stephan Jaeger two years ago at TPC Stonebrae and one shot off Jaeger’s 36-hole tour mark for strokes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Josh Teater was two strokes back after a 62.Curry played alongside Cameron Champ and Martin Trainer. Champ, the Utah Championship winner last month who leads the tour in driving distance, was tied for 42nd after rounds of 68 and 67. Trainer, a two-time winner this year, shot 69-70 to miss the cut.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Curry was last among the 154 finishers — 33 strokes behind leader Alex Prugh — and missed the cut by 13 strokes. Last year, Curry shot 74-74 to tie for 148th and miss the cut by 11 shots.“I couldn’t hit a driver to save my life today, so that’s how golf goes,” Curry said. ” One day you have it, or at least in the amateur world, one day you have it and one day you completely lose it and you have no idea what you’re doing over the top of the ball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Playing as an amateur, Curry bogeyed the par-3 second, made a quadruple-bogey 9 on the par-5 third after hitting consecutive drives out of bounds, bogeyed the par-4 fifth, made a triple on the par-4 seventh and a double on the par-4 eighth.“As always, it’s an amazing opportunity to be out here to test my game under the ultimate pressure, stressful situations,” Curry said. “Today was interesting all the way around. I knew sort of what I had to shoot (to make the cut). I played the first holes OK and then the wheels fell off on the third hole.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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James Harden, Clint Capela lead Rockets to easy win over Hawks

first_imgHouston Rockets center Clint Capela dunks in front of Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, in Atlanta. Houston won 121-105. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA— Chris Paul wasn’t concerned that Houston would keep struggling to hit shots.“In the first half we weren’t making anything,” he said. “We looked, and it was tied up and we were down two at some point. Once we started making stops, we can blow this game open, man. That’s what I always say. ‘If we’re not making shots, you better go on a run on us.’ ”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Rockets have won 12 of 13 and have 10 wins in their last 13 road games.It was a lopsided matchup. The Hawks, led by Trae Young’s 21 points and 12 assists and John Collins’ 20 points 10 rebounds, are rebuilding and likely headed for the NBA draft lottery. Houston is third in the Western Conference and has plenty of star power.Harden, the league’s scoring leader, is trying to become the first player since Michael Jordan in 1988-89 to average at least 30 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.Atlanta had no player able to defend him for long as he finished 8 for 18 from the field and 11 of 12 from the foul line. Harden set a new NBA single-season high of 890 attempts beyond the arc, four more than Stephen Curry took in 2015-16.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Paul, who last month joined Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, John Stockton and Jason Kidd as the only players with at least 17,000 career points, 9,000 assists and 4,000 rebounds, had 13 points, 11 assists, three steals and just one turnover.“We get most of the shots that we want every night,” Paul said. “It’s just a matter of whether or not they go in. We just keep trying to turn the defense and push the tempo and we feel like we can make shots.”UNGUARDABLE. pic.twitter.com/xHYuWv6hVT— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 20, 2019Capela got his sixth straight double-double and 37th overall.“Their second-half execution was tough,” Collins said. “I think they turned it up a little bit, hit a lot of tough shots and that pushed the lead out. With a team like that, if they get a lead, they know how to keep it.”Houston struggled beyond the arc in the first half, missing 13 of its first 15 attempts, and entering the third was just 4 for 21.But just as they did Sunday with 21 3s in a win over Minnesota, the Rockets came out of the break quickly, finishing the period with eight 3s to take charge of the game.The Hawks never had a chance the rest of the way, letting Houston push the lead to 93-78 early in the fourth when Paul fed Kenneth Faried for a layup. James Harden had 31 points and 10 assists, Clint Capela added 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Rockets won their third straight game with a 121-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.Clint Capela patrols the paint with 26 PTS (11-13 FGM), 11 REB as the @HoustonRockets win in Atlanta!#Rockets 121#TrueToAtlanta 105FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJames Harden: 31 PTS, 10 AST, 8 REBDanuel House Jr: 19 PTS, 6 3PMChris Paul: 13 PTS, 11 ASTTrae Young: 21 PTS, 12 AST pic.twitter.com/G81RQtGNmh— NBA (@NBA) March 20, 2019 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Atlanta took a two-point lead early in the third on Dewayne Dedmon’s 3, but it lasted just a few seconds. P.J. Tucker, Paul and Harden each followed with a 3 to make it 68-61. The Hawks called timeout before Harden and Tucker each hit a 3 to push the lead back to double digits.Harden fed Capela for a dunk that made it 78-67, and Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce asked for another timeout. It did little to slow Houston, which went up 104-84 on Paul’s 3.Capela’s three-point play in the second quarter made it 53-42 for the game’s first double-digit lead on an 11-1 Houston run.“We have a lot of knockdown shooters,” Harden said. “Offensively, we can get it going at any moment. If we can sustain our defensive pressure for an entire game, then we can put a lot of pressure on the other team’s defense.”TIP-INSRockets: Danuel House Jr. had six 3s and 19 points. … Houston finished with 19 3s, two nights after getting 21 against the Timberwolves. .. Coach Mike D’Antoni continued his pattern of resting players. C Nene sat out Tuesday and will do so on Wednesday. G Iman Shumpert was given Tuesday off. … Harden has at least 10 assists in his last five games.Hawks: Rookie G Kevin Huerter went 2 for 9 from the field and finished with four points in 27 minutes. … 41-year-old Vince Carter, a reserve, had 14 points and nine rebounds in 27 minutes.UP NEXTRockets: At Memphis on Wednesday.Hawks: Host Utah on Thursday. 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The Beads Craftsman

first_imgLiberian artists, especially those involved in traditional arts and craft work, are finding it difficult to lure customers from an entrenched preference for foreign crafts over local ones. Part of the reason may be justified, as the quality of craftsmanship in some locally made products are usually below accepted international standards. Yet, even the few who are able to produce beyond standard quality end up with their crafts collecting dust on shelves because buyers are few and far between. However, with little or no support, Liberian artists continue, undeterred, driven by a wellspring of passion for creative works.One of those talented craftsmen is 29-year-old T-Boy S. Moore, a resident of Police Academy in Paynesville and a maker of beaded products, ranging from shoes, slippers, necklaces, bag and other items. Beaded products are becoming quite fashionable in Liberia’s casual dress code society, especially among young men, who take them as bracelets.Mr. Moore also makes drinking goblets from coconut shells, which he designs with colorful paint.He said his passion for Liberia’s culture led him to dream of becoming a traditional craftsman since he was 5 years old. “By that time, my father had died, and as the only child of my father, there was no one to help me achieve my dream and to sustain myself. “I love culture and everything pertaining to Liberian culture. I admire it so much and interestingly, nobody taught me how to do it and I am happy to produce these crafts on my own,” he says, smiling.Dressed in a short gown and trousers suit made of mud cloth, he carries a crown on his head from beads forming the colors of the Liberian flag. His footwear is crafted from shower slippers, which he converted to a closed-toe slipper with materials from an old suitcase he found at a dumpsite. With a large bag made of beads on his back and a fan made from eagle feathers, one might confuse him for a “medicine man.” “No, I’m not a medicine man oh,” he responds, laughing, “this is just my expression of culture. I am just proud of who I am and where I am from.” He recalled how one day, he bought a roll of crocheting thread with L$380, and made a crochet of the straps of slippers. The first two pairs he made were sold for about US$20 each. He reinvested the profit from that sale in some beads and other items to venture into making sandals and other footwear. “The bag on my back,” he says, “the design for it came to me in a dream. I dreamt I had this bag on my back and I was going somewhere. So, when I woke up, the thought of this strange bag was on my mind so much that I told my self I had to make the bag. Here it is now; it took me two months and two weeks to make.” Moore, who dropped out of school in the fifth grade, says Liberians are talented and gifted people and as such he is appealing to government and well-meaning Liberians to invest in the traditional and cultural crafts “and give it a chance to grow, because it has to do with promoting Liberia’s tradition.”According to him, there are a lot people imitating his works now, but do not know the right materials to use. However, as a result of the few that have figured out his formula, Moore has had to drop the price of his US$20 footwear, for example, by more than 50% in order to remain competitive. But he says he is still able to make ends meet by buying his materials in bulk in order to keep his unit prices low. Mr. Moore concluded that the talent is there, but there’s no finance to expand his arts and crafts business. Meanwhile, he is usually found around the diplomatic enclave of Mamba Point, Monrovia where, he says, he gets more business. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Poor Organization Defeats Lone Star in Test Match

first_imgThe president of the Liberia Football Association, Musa Bility, last Monday told sports journalists that religious leaders in the country should come together and pray for the national soccer team, Lone Star, to win Sunday’s crucial Nations Cup match against Togo.And if that advice will bear fruit, a crack team of the national soccer team yesterday could not display the highly expected level of preparedness, and as a result lost 2-0 to the U-20 national at a test match played at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.As a result, Mr. Bility’s appeal will demand more than praying in our various places of worship; for in sports, and in particular soccer, actions give results and not words or tears.The two goals from the U-20 team emerged in the first half and though the senior national team could have even the score, their organization was poor, and passes intended for teammates met opponents, as they struggled to get their footing during the match.The national U-20 team was better organized and for the first time exposed the senior team’s weaknesses that Coach James Salinsa Debbah and his technical staff would have to work on.“Now we know where the team needs to work on,” said officials at the game, “this is why a test match is necessary so that we overcome the difficulties the players encountered in the friendly with the junior team.”During the match, the senior side, aware of the non-competitive nature of the friendly, did not take the game as seriously as they should have; and such an attitude could change in a real match, many fans said, though they expressed the opinion that the senior team should have won the game to maintain their level.Though national coaches were busy observing the game and assessing every department of the game – defense, forward, wings and midfield – it was evident that they were not happy with the trend of the game.“Now we have a job to do,” one official said, “but I know that every game has its own spirit and therefore I believe that the next friendly match, even if it will be against the same junior side could see a rejuvenated Lone Star.”Officials are planning a couple of test matches to be able to increase the players’ awareness of the big game on Sunday, since it is clear that Togo, aware that their chances for the Nations Cup stands in Sunday’s victory.“I think the coaches will do their technical analysis to know what went wrong,” another soccer fan, with knowledge on coaching, said.So as the countdown to Sunday June 5th begins, and with many soccer fans are hoping for the best from the national soccer team, let us hope that yesterday’s loss happened because the players were returning after several months to regroup, and be able to play for the people.“We do not want a repeat of yesterday’s result in future friendly matches,” many soccer fans said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The facts lay bare as to who can you trust

first_imgDear Editor,AFC General Secretary, Mr Marlon Williams at a press conference, is quoted as saying: “Whatever you might say about the present coalition Government, and its last four years, the question is, who do you trust, based on merit, based on experience. Who do you trust? Who can you trust? And based on the records of the two opposing parties that are going into this elections, that is the question for Guyanese”.It is a very pertinent statement by the AFC General Secretary and should cause all Guyanese to question whom we can trust. If one is to consider the actions of the coalition in its term, so far, can we really conclude that they are trustworthy? Imagine just days after being sworn in, and among the first orders of business for the APNU/AFC, the Government gave itself a 50 per cent pay increase.Worst yet, when asked for a justification, the Government’s main spokesperson, Minister of State Joseph Harmon told the public, flippantly, the Government had no apologies for its actiond. But the Government went on and apart from the big pay hike, it took out multimillion-dollar health insurance packages for its Ministers; it increased perks and other conditions and saddled Guyanese with the largest ministerial cadre in the nation’s history.The Government also promised workers substantial pay rises with increases of 20 per cent being touted. But when the time came to pay, the Administration said it couldn’t afford it. It even went as far as taking away the one month’s bonus from members of the Disciplined Services. But while crying wolf and singing it cannot pay, we saw the hiring of several party faithful in high posts of the State undoubtedly attracting super, if not magnificent, salaries.We should not forget the Government spending over $300 million to rent a so-called ‘drug bond’ from an individual who allegedly has close ties to those in power. How can we also not remember the purchase of drugs at several times the cost from preferred bidders? Then there was the imbroglio surrounding the feasibility study for a new bridge spanning the Demerara River.The APNU/AFC said it would deliver a “good life to all Guyanese”. But did it do that? The answer is an emphatic no, in my view. On this score, the evidence is mountainous. We have the recalling of the school children’s grant; the abandoning of subsidies to pensioners; the taxing of electricity and water; the increase in the cost of Government services and fees, and the ballooning of the size of Government.We also cannot forget that this Government presided over the largest retrenchment exercise in the history of post-independent Guyana when it closed four sugar estates and put 7000 Guyanese out of work.The Government also said it would respect the Constitution. But the Constitution said the Cabinet should have resigned when defeated by a no-confidence motion. This clearly salient clause has been disrespected and willy-nilly arguments are being proffered. Incidentally, those arguments have been rejected by both the National Assembly and the High Court.The Constitution also says Government should not interfere in the work of the Service Commissions but the Government, who undertook to abide by our Constitution, did just that, an act which the court frowned on. And there are other instances of excesses and clear breaches.So I go back to what Mr Williams said “who do you trust… who can you trust? That is the question for Guyanese”. The facts lay bare as to who can you trust. The Government essentially has left Guyanese high and dry. Can we really trust them for five more years?Yours truly,Patricia Persaudlast_img read more

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Man opens fire at wastewater plant

first_imgSANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Monterey County man opened fire at a wastewater treatment plant Friday, fatally shooting a man and seriously wounding the gunman’s estranged wife before killing himself, police said. Steven Harold Smith, 50, of Aromas shot two fellow employees shortly before 7 a.m. at the Lode Street Wastewater Facility in the Live Oak section of Santa Cruz, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Plageman. Mike Sotelo, 41, of Santa Cruz died at the scene. He was the supervisor for office administration, Plageman said. The suspect’s wife, Tamara Smith, 45, of Santa Cruz tried to escape in her car, but was shot multiple times, police said. She was hospitalized in grave condition, Plageman said. Police said co-workers described the shooting as the result of a love triangle. Investigators couldn’t immediately confirm a romantic relationship between Sotelo and Tamara Smith, but believe Steve Smith may have been angered because Sotelo was trying to act as an intermediary between the couple, Plageman said. Two handguns were recovered at the scene, but Plageman wouldn’t comment on who owned them. Steve Smith went inside the administrative part of the facility and shot Sotelo in his office, Plageman said. Smith then went outside and shot his wife while she was inside her car. She tried to drive away, but hit a flagpole, a curb and a fence before running into a large eucalyptus tree, Plageman said. Steven Smith was the pump station maintenance supervisor, and his wife was a maintenance worker. The two were separated and in the process of getting divorced, Plageman said. More than 30 law enforcement officers searched the scene, but found no additional suspects. Several witnesses also were being interviewed by investigators. About 40 people work at the Lode Street facility, which is operated by the Santa Cruz County Sanitation District and processes sewage from Live Oak, as well as the nearby towns of Capitola, Soquel and Aptos. Most employees were sent home for the day after the shooting, police said. Requests for comment at the Lode Street facility were referred to the Santa Cruz County Administrative Office, which did not immediately return a call. Mike Billat, who lives behind the plant in Santa Cruz, said he was in his kitchen when he heard the gunshots early Friday morning. “It sounded like someone was slamming something,” Billat, 42, said. “It’s not what you’d expect unless you live in Iraq.” Associated Press Writer Kim Curtis in San Francisco contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bolton poised to make loan bid for West Ham youngster

first_img Elliott Lee in action for West Ham 1 Bolton are poised to make a loan move for West Ham’s highly rated forward Elliott Lee.Lee has been prolific for the Development Squad over the last two seasons and has been tipped to make a breakthrough into the first-team.But following the summer signings of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, the 19-year-old will have to wait patiently for his chance and could be allowed the chance to go out on loan and get some match action under his belt.Bolton are struggling for goals and boss Dougie Freedman is keen to find a solution following their 4-0 defeat against Fulham on Wednesday night.Reports suggest that he could make his move for Lee, who has only made two appearances for the east London club and a three month loan deal could be agreed in the near future.last_img read more

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Pick a winner from that! All 300 Ronaldo goals for Real Madrid

first_imgHe only joined Real Madrid in 2009, but already Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 300 goals for the club.TEN INCREDIBLE RONALDO RECORDSImpressively he reached the milestone in 288 games as Real beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0, with James Rodriguez getting the other.Alfredo Di Stefano (307 goals) and Raul (323 goals) are now in Ronaldo’s sights.last_img

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