MLB’s punishments for domestic violence must include playoff bans, team penalties

first_imgThat’s not to absolve the Astros. The organization has acted poorly, every step of the way. From assistant GM Brandon Taubman’s reprehensible comments shouted in the direction of three female reporters, to the responses from the Astros — which included smearing the integrity of Sports Illustrated reporter Stephanie Apstein — it’s been somehow almost worse, which is a difficult bar to shimmy under.But the reason those things happened is because of the environment created by MLB’s decision-makers — and this includes the MLBPA, too. Positive strides have been taken: In the past four years, eight players have been suspended at least 20 games for DV incidents. Roberto Osuna, the relief pitcher at the center of the current Astros debacle, served a 75-game suspension in 2018. And MLB isn’t waiting for criminal convictions to impose these suspensions, which a good thing, certainly.But, somehow, baseball has created a scenario that actually encourages these kinds of situations in October, and that has to stop. Instead of celebrating the best of a wonderful sport, the worst types of athletes — those who act with physical violence toward their partners — are front and center in the postseason because the current system allows it.MORE: MLB, players union have had “positive” talks on opioidsThink about the scenarios we’ve seen play out, both with Osuna and with Aroldis Chapman. Both were suspended for domestic violence issues (Chapman for 30 games in 2016). That drove their trade value way, way down. No non-contender would want to deal with the fallout from trading for a person like that, right? But some contenders — the Astros in 2018 and the Yankees in 2016 — calculated that the risk was worth the reward, and they acquired the All-Star closers for pennies on the dollar (the Cubs, apparently, decided enough time had passed after Chapman’s suspension when they acquired him from the Yankees, but that price was steep, which means trading for an abuser was a huge win for the team willing to ignore what he allegedly did to his girlfriend). So baseball, although certainly unintentionally, has helped create a market glitch that benefits morally bereft teams and places these domestic abusers in the brightest spotlight of the entire baseball calendar. And we can criticize the Astros, Yankees and Cubs all we want, but in a bottom-line sport where winning is all that matters, they just coldly took advantage of the situation and reaped the rewards.Lay violent hands on a woman, get traded to a World Series contender! Trade for a player who was just suspended for abusing his partner, win a championship flag that will fly forever!Are you kidding me?In an ideal world, no baseball front office would want anything to do with a player who beats a woman. But that’s clearly not the case, unfortunately. So MLB — again, working with the MLBPA — has to step in and provide severe deterrents to prevent situations like Osuna and the Astros from playing out. How should baseball fix this?Postseason bansHere’s the first step: With any domestic violence suspension handed out by MLB, postseason bans have to be added, starting with two years from the end of the suspension. So a player who serves a 50-game suspension from April to May 2020, for example, wouldn’t be eligible to compete in the postseason until October 2022. This should apply to any player, regardless of age/contract status/salary. Harsh? Easy way to avoid it. Don’t commit a violent physical act against your partner. It’s not a radical concept. Postseason bans are already part of PED suspensions, and domestic violence incidents leave a much worse stain on the sport. Would the Astros have traded for Osuna if he wasn’t eligible to play in the postseason until October 2020? Probably not. The Cubs certainly wouldn’t have traded for free-agent-to-be Chapman in 2016 if he couldn’t have pitched in that postseason. So that’s the beginning. Team deterrentsThere needs to be a second step, too. Any team that signs/trades for a player who is serving (or has already served) a domestic violence suspension — of any length — has to share in the risk, and not just from a “bad PR” standpoint. The Astros have shown that’s not a deterrent at all. So, this: If any player who already has been suspended for a DV incident gets suspended for a second incident by baseball, the team that traded for/signed him must face a harsh penalty, too. That punishment starts with a severe fine — millions of dollars, donated directly to DV causes — and include loss of draft picks, plural. If baseball wants to truly take a stand against domestic violence, everyone has to be committed to the cause. And if a front office truly believes in second chances — not just Houston, New York and Chicago lip service — then it has to share in the rehabilitation process and shoulder the burden of a relapse. This era of empty promises and hollow words has to end. The end goalHere’s the thing: Baseball’s stand against domestic violence has to be about prevention, too, not just punishment. Every single player who puts on a baseball uniform, at any level, has to know his career will be severely impacted — maybe ended — if he commits any act of domestic violence. That has to be so ingrained in players’ minds that, even in fits of rage, a thought just might flash through their mind: I’m about to throw it all away. Because if these measures stop even one woman from being violently, physically abused by a professional athlete, MLB will be doing something right. Make no mistake: The ultimate blame for the ugly mess surrounding the Astros that dominated the days and hours leading up to Game 1 of the World Series rests at the feet of Major League Baseball. Punishments for the players suspended for domestic violence have to be more harsh, and deterrents for the teams acquiring players suspended for domestic violence have to exist. Because this entire situation could have easily been avoided.   last_img read more

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XFL player drops out of league after finding out base salary is only $27,000

first_img“How are you going to sit here and get all these people together and try to get the best talent for your league and pay them $27,000?” Vereen said to ESPN. “I love the game. But I’m not going to be taken advantage of at the end of the day. I have an engineering degree. I’m a software developer. My current job makes more than that. I’m not doing that, unfortunately. It looked like a great opportunity.”Vereen went undrafted in 2017 and had a brief stint with the Patriots. He signed with the Memphis Express earlier in this year in the now defunct AAF and displayed some promising talent. With the Express, Vereen recorded four sacks, six QB hits and two forced fumbles in eight games.As far as we can tell, Vereen is the only player who has publicly dropped out over salary concerns. But considering the low base salary, and the fact your team needs to win games to earn a bonus, you may see other players drop out ahead the start of the actual season. Corey Vereen is dropping out of the XFL one week after being selected in the league’s inaugural draft.Vereen’s agency, Logan Brown Sports, released a statement Wednesday saying the player “will not be in the XFL with the current pay scale.” The salary for players is something that hasn’t really been made public. A report came out earlier this month claiming the average player salary will be $55,000. Here’s what was reported by ProFootballTalk on Oct. 11:XFL players will make an average salary of $55,000 a year, the upstart league wrote in a memo distributed to player agents.The memo states that players who are drafted and retained by XFL teams will become full-time employees as of December 4, 2019, and if they remain on a roster they will remain employed through May 31, 2020. Between the base salary, a bonus for being active on game days and a bonus for being on the winning team, the average player will make $55,000 a year.MORE: Trent Richardson headlines list of surprising names not taken in XFL DraftHowever, Logan Brown Sports is saying the payment structure isn’t quite what was promised to players.After careful consideration, @meanvereen has decided to forgo his @xfl2020 opportunity. Corey has stayed in great shape for his next football opportunity. Unfortunately that opportunity will not be in the XFL with the current pay scale. We wish the @XFLWildcats the best of luck! pic.twitter.com/CVF1Ugcv0x— Logan Brown Sports (@LBSAgent) October 23, 2019From the statement: On Friday October 11, 2019, the XFL league office made players and agents aware of the player compensation and payroll for the new league. The salary schedule did not come close to matching what was talked about rampantly throughout the XFL combine workouts and was discussed online by many different sources. The base salary is $27,040 with per game active bonuses of $1,685 and weekly win bonuses of $2,222.The statements adds Vereen would reconsider rejoining the league “when salaries reach an appropriate minimum.”The XFL declined to comment on the salary figure when contacted by Sporting News, saying it “provided an opportunity to play pro football in front of a national audience and only wish him well.”Vereen spoke with ESPN and added some thoughts on his decision.last_img read more

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Morata optimistic about swift return to action

first_img Upd. at 19:31 Alvaro Morata has suggested he could be fit for Juventus’s Serie A match against Inter Milan next weekend.  10/10/2015 However, the former Real Madrid man has taken to Twitter to explain that things aren’t as bad as some had feared.  Juve had earlier confirmed that the 22-year-old had suffered from bruising in his right leg, although they didn’t state when he could be expected back in action.  CESTcenter_img Sport EN The forward was carried off on a stretcher during Spains’s win over Luxembourg on Friday night, with the grimace on his face suggesting the injury could be serious.  “Not one month, not four,” he wrote. “I am working hard to be ready for Sunday.”  “The striker’s condition will continue to be monitored over the coming days,” the Italian club said.last_img read more

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_imgWith 2018 now in the books, it’s time to see what’s happening on the lakes with another installment of the Reel Adventures Fishing Report.Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures said 2018 was definitely a fun year, meeting many new families and friends and it just reassures the reason we’re in the business. Putting smiles on faces………Looking back on the 2018 season I have a lot of great memories.  From the fantastic Kokanee fishery in the spring, to the amazing Salmon/halibut fishing in the summer, and the great flyfishing season on the Columbia, and to the great fall/winter fishery we had out on Kootenay Lake, it all combined for another great season.Thank you to all of our new guests and our returning guests for making 2018 a wonderful year.  Looking forward to what 2019 has to offer.And now, the latest fishing report:Kootenay Lake:December was another good month on the lake.  It started out with a bang and slowed down a bit near the end of the month.Our early trips saw between 10 -15 fish coming to the boat with the average sizes being: Rainbows between 2 – 4 pounds and Bull Trout from 2 – 8 pounds.One memorable trip was with a boat full of elementary students.  The kids were introduced to some great fishing, with each kid hooking into a couple fish each.  Some of these fish being either the child’s first fish, or their biggest fish.  Making it very rewarding for all of us.  Its always fun sharing our passion with the new anglers, and hopefully getting them a jumpstart into their own fishing adventures.And as the water cooled down in the last couple weeks, we’re managing to hook into 5 – 10 fish on the good days.December weather made it pretty easy to be out there.  The mild days were very comfortable fishing for our groups, and so far January is continuing with the mild temps, so we look forward to spending a lot of time out there.Columbia River: Some mild days made for some fun fishing on the river as well.  We managed to get out a few times from shore and were rewarded each time with some great fish.All Rainbows at this time of year for us, and they ranged from 2 – 4 pounds.Lots of fun on the spinning rods.January and February usually provide us with some pretty decent fish from the river.  Looking forward to more fun times from the shore.Stay tuned……….What are they biting on ???Lately, the lake has produced Rainbows on the surface on my favourite buck tail flies and also on some smaller spoons.The usual grey ghost (215) or bleeding gill(210) has been pretty good as of late.And the same old spoons have been producing.  My favourite Gibbs/Delta croc spoons have been consistent.  The brass/firestripe or the silver/firewing have been the best producers as of late.And for the Bull Trout, we’ve been pulling the usual STS flasher or Lemon Lime guide series flasher with either the green spatter back or the green pistachio hoochie.  Or trolling our 4″ Lyman plugs has been catching a few Bulls as well. Favourite depths for the Bulls have been between 80 – 150ft.Another thing to note is the water temperature.  The current water temp is around 41 degrees, so that means its time to put on the brakes.  Slowing down your trolling speed should help produce more fish.And on the River, its been the usual mix of float fishing with bait, or bottom bouncing with bait which has produced the most fish. The fish are holding in the tailouts or back eddies.  So, look for the slower water this time of year.Stay tuned for more winter reports.Tight lines………………Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson BC 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

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SJV rallies past RFH in key A Central game

first_img St. John Vianney High School point guard Angelica Esposito goes up for a jump shot during the third quarter of the Lancers’ A Central Division game against Rumson-Fair Haven. The Jan. 5 game was played in Rumson. Esposito sparked an SJV third-quarter rally, scoring 10 straight points for the Lancers as they pulled out a big road win, 57-47. Rumson-Fair Haven High School’s girls basketball team had all the momentum at halftime.Guard Jessica Harvey had just knocked down a three from just inside the mid-court stripe to extend the Bulldogs’ lead to 27-22 in a defensive battle. Plus, RFH was home, and Harvey’s heave had the crowd buzzing last Thursday (Jan. 5).However, Harvey’s three had not fazed the Lancers.“We had to forget about it,” said senior point guard Angelica Esposito. “It was a really nice shot. “We knew that we had to come out [in the second half] and keep playing well and not let up,” she added. “The first few minutes of the third quarter are the most important in a game.” St. John Vianney High School’s Jaclyn Gallagher (42) tries to get a shot off before Rumson-Fair Haven’s Emma Miller (r) can block it during the Jan. 5 A Central Division contest in Rumson. PHOTOS BY ERIC SUCAR staff The first few minutes of the third quarter would prove to be decisive in this Shore Conference A Central Division clash between two of the Shore’s marquee programs, and it would be the visiting Lancers who played with a sense of urgency and rallied for a big 57-47 victory.The Lancers stepped it up on defense, their trademark, using a half-court trap, and Esposito caught fire on the offensive end, scoring 10 consecutive points for the Lancers, including a pair of threes. Her outburst was the highlight of a 16-1 run that took the Lancers from a five-point deficit to a 10-point lead, 38-28.“I was open,” Esposito said of her scoring spree. “I wanted to take advantage of it.”She did, and the Lancers were now playing with a 10-point lead. They held the Bulldogs without a basket for the first 6:26 of the third quarter.Bulldog head coach George Sourlis said the first few possessions of the third quarter were the difference in the game because not only did his team come up empty, they were turning the ball over.“That was the key point of the game,” he said. “We didn’t even get a shot off. “They [SJV] were a little more desperate than we were,” he added. “Give Vianney credit, they cranked it up.”Sourlis’ young Bulldogs (they have only one senior) showed their resiliency by bouncing back at the end of the quarter, thanks to another half-court shot ala Jerry West by Harvey that beat the buzzer and cut the Lancer lead to 44-40 heading into the fourth quarter.“We actually practice that [half-court shot at the end of a period of a game], and Jessica is our best shooter at it,” said Sourlis.Again, what could have been a momentum swing wasn’t. The Lancers worked the ball inside to 6-0 sophomore Katie Beriont, who had been a factor all night, and she made a traditional three-point play. She was fouled while making the basket and sank the free throw that gave SJV a 47-40 lead.Athree-point play from Janae Mayfield closed the lead to 48-43 mid-way through the fourth quarter, but that would be as close as the Bulldogs would get as SJV extended the lead from the foul line.Esposito led all scorers with 15. Lyndsay Rowe, who matched Esposito with three threes, had 14, and Beriont chipped in with 11 as the Lancers improved to 5- 2. Harvey (12) and Sam Sabino (10) hit double figures for the Bulldogs, who slipped to 6-2.Thiswas a big game for both, and not only for its A Central implications. Both of these state powerhouses find themselves in the unaccustomed position of having to prove themselves.SJV head coach Dawn Kapell lost her four magnificent seniors — Missy Repoli, Jackie Kates, Arron Zimmerman and Katie O’Reilly, who led the Lancers to the 2009 NJSIAATournament of Champions crown and four straight Non-Public A state titles — but she pointed out that she had 13 girls returning who had seen varsity playing time last year.Still, there were some doubters, and Esposito pointed out that the Lancers feel they have to prove themselves.“We still have good players,” she said, adding that beating a “really good team” like Rumson lets every know that yes, the Lancers still have good players.At Rumson, Sourlis graduated five senior starters and has but one senior on the team and a load of freshmen, including starter Emma Miller.With a 6-2 record thus far, it’s obvious that while the team is young and inexperienced, it has talent.What has pleased Sourlis the most is the steady improvement made by his team in the first eight games.“We’ve gotten so much better,” he said. “I’m encouraged by how hard we play.”While disappointed that his team, which has played solid defense all year, allowed Vianney to score 35 points in the second half,Sourlis said that overall, he was “still proud of the effort” against SJV.Say this for both St. John and Rumson: there’s a reason they’ve been at the top winning for so long. The faces change but the results remain the same, and when they play each other, it’s going to be an entertaining, high-level game.Both St. John Vianney and Rumson- Fair Haven will be competing in the Boardwalk Hoop Group Showcase at Long Branch High School on Sunday. The Bulldogs will play Neptune at noon and the Lancers will tip off against Blair Academy at 1 p.m. Third quarter decisive in 57-47 win BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer last_img read more

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Klopp: We won’t get carried away

first_img“What would you think about me now if I said I think we can catch Chelsea?” he asked. “Crazy? Ambitious? Maybe you can believe I am not too interested in that.“Chelsea do not look at the moment as if they are going to struggle, but if they do someone could still catch them. What we must do now is to win as many of our games as possible.”Klopp also lavished praise on forward Sadio Mané after the Senegal international scored two first%u2011half goals.“He could have had more,” Klopp said. “Of course we missed him in January, anyone would, but that’s only part of the truth. We knew we had to show a reaction today, we knew we had to show fight, and we did, right from the start.“Everyone was waiting for a game like this. Sadio was fantastic, but so were Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino, still sprinting after 90 minutes. Now we have shown what we can still do, we have to use the rest of the season well and maximise our position.”Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, however, was at a loss to explain his team’s slow start“We began badly and we had a very good team in front of us,” Pochettino said. “You cannot come to a place like this and only start to play when you are two goals down.“We did have one or two chances at 2-0 but to be honest we didn’t deserve to take too much from the game . We were poor, we lacked aggression. Liverpool deserve all the credit. The truth is they played much better than we did.”Spurs stayed second despite the loss, although Chelsea can go 12 points clear if they win at Burnley on Sunday. “That gap is already huge, it will be difficult for anyone to catch Chelsea,” Pochettino said. “Liverpool are only a point behind us and now they have a fortnight off to prepare for their next game. We must play in the Europa League and the FA Cup before we get back to the league.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the crowd in a past match.LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Feb 12- Jurgen Klopp refused to get carried away after watching his side beat Tottenham 2-0 on Saturday, saying the Premier League title was still a distant dream.“We finally started 2017 tonight but we should not go nuts immediately,” the Liverpool manager said.last_img read more

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Water shortage ominous

first_imgSouthern California water officials are drawing up plans that could force rationing in some cities as early as next year, officials said Wednesday. For now, residents are being asked to voluntarily use less water, but the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California warned that mandatory rationing could become necessary for the first time since 1991. The immediate trigger for concern arose from U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger’s ruling last week that to protect the delta smelt, a small fish threatened with extinction, water imports from Northern California must be cut by up to 30 percent. Officials said the threat of earthquakes and flooding, saltwater intrusion and aging levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta compound the problem. “We have further evidence that the delta is in crisis, if there was any doubt about it,” said Lester Snow, director of the state Department of Water Resources. Officials said Wednesday that they are still trying to sift through Wanger’s ruling to determine how much water they will be able to move through the delta and into Southern California. Wanger did not specify how much less water could be pumped from the delta. Instead, he focused on protecting the smelt by slowing the water that flows into the pumps. Tim Quinn, president of the Association of California Water Agencies, said that in a dry year there could be a 25 percent reduction in the amount of water pumped from the delta. The MWD is preparing an allocation plan that would spell out how much water it might be able to provide the 26 cities and water agencies that it serves in six counties, including Los Angeles and Ventura counties, said Roger Patterson, the district’s assistant general manager. If the district tells its members it has less water to provide them, it would be up to them to decide how to ask residents to cut back. “The question is how soon do we need to go into that kind of decision-making. Do we have to do that in 2008, or do we rely on our reserve account – or (banked water) savings – to not do that in 2008? Those are the policy decisions that will be made.” The district imports about 50 percent of the water used by member agencies. About two-thirds of the water comes from the delta and the rest from the Colorado River. The amount of water the district stands to lose from the court decision amounts to more than 10 percent of all the water its members use in a typical year. In the city of Los Angeles, which relies on the district for nearly 70 percent of its water, officials already are asking residents to use 10 percent less water this year. But it’s a voluntary program. “If we have rationing in Los Angeles, it won’t be the first time that that has happened,” said David Nahai, president of the board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commissioners. “If that is what will be needed in order to safeguard our water supplies, well, so be it. But we’ll have to see just what this plan is that Metropolitan Water District will be putting forward.” The MWD plans to present its allocation plan to the board in the fall. But Patterson said officials will hope for plenty of rainfall this winter and voluntary conservation before they seek mandatory cuts. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want 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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Why Pep Guardiola wants ‘one of the top midfielders in Europe’ for Man City

first_img1 Ilkay Gundogan is linked with a move to the Premier League Football stats analysts WhoScored.com analyse a rumoured Manchester City target…When Manchester City announced that Pep Guardiola would succeed Manuel Pellegrini as manager in the summer, the gossip columns wildly speculated who the Spaniard would look to bring to the Etihad Stadium. Reports suggested Guardiola had a bottomless transfer war chest with which to strengthen the playing squad and while that may still be a possibility, he’s unlikely to spend every penny in the kitty in one summer.The defence is supposedly one of the key areas Guardiola wants to strengthen, but it’s in the middle of the park where the first signing has supposedly been made. Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan has been strongly linked with a move to City in recent weeks and recent reports suggest a deal is close to completion. A WhoScored.com rating of 7.43 is among the best in the Bundesliga this season and it’s no shock that City top a lengthy list of potential suitors for the 25-year-old.Indeed, the Manchester club are believed to have won the race to secure his services, with Guardiola keen on bringing the Germany international to England as a replacement for Yaya Toure. The powerhouse Ivorian is expected to depart City this summer, with Guardiola touted to cash in on the midfielder for the second time in his short managerial career having sold the 32-year-old to the Citizens back in 2010 while Barcelona manager.Gundogan has clearly been earmarked as his replacement for City, with the 25-year-old providing a similar thrust and driving force from deep to help link the defence and attack. Indeed, only two players have a better success rate than Gundogan (68.4%) of those to attempt 50 or more dribbles in the Bundesliga this season, reinforcing his statistically calculated WhoScored.com strength of ‘dribbling’.Given teams often deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation in England’s top tier, the need for a deep-lying runner from midfield alongside a ball winner is essential and Gundogan has proven how capable a performer he is when he gains a head of steam, charging forward with the ball to help open up the opposition. However, he is not one to unnecessarily bring the ball upfield, with Gundogan knowledgeable enough to know when to pass on possession when it’s needed.Only three players are playing more passes per Bundesliga game than Gundogan (80.9) this season, with the midfielder amassing a commendable success rate of 87.8%. With the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva expected to be operating ahead of him for City, his impressive ball retaining quality will help the team break forward and for Gundogan to supply the ammunition for the club’s impressive array of attacking talent to maximise.Meanwhile, only Arsenal (56.3%) are averaging more possession than City (55.4%) in the Premier League this season and it’s widely expected that Guardiola will implement a similar possession-based game when he takes over the Etihad Stadium reins this summer. Gundogan’s ability to pick out a teammate with consummate ease will help City maintain pressure on the opposition, all the while ensuring opponents can’t forge goalscoring opportunities.After over a year sidelined with a back problem, Gundogan made an impressive return to full fitness for Dortmund and has once again established himself as one of the top midfielders in Europe. If – as expected – City secure Gundogan’s services in the summer transfer window, they’ll have landed themselves the ideal replacement for Toure, whose days are supposedly numbered at the Etihad Stadium.For more stats on Ilkay Gundogan, click here to view his WhoScored.com player pagelast_img read more

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Juror in murder case speaks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonCaballero will return to Norwalk Superior Court on Jan. 11 for sentencing and a decision on whether he will be re-tried. “We could not convict him because we were unable to ask Albert Martinez any questions,” said Vernardine Martinez, 61, of Whittier, who was juror No. 6 and is no relation to the witness. “He was mysteriously unavailable,” she said. The testimony of Albert Martinez from the preliminary hearing was read into evidence when district attorney’s officials were unable to locate him for trial. He had testified he had seen Caballero three times in Garcia’s home on the day of the slaying. “It was Albert who was the pivotal witness,” Vernardine Martinez said. “With his testimony we would probably have been able to convict.” His DNA was found on Garcia’s tennis shoe, leading jurors to question who killed her, Martinez said. “We don’t know which one did it,” she said. Sheriff’s deputies did not arrest Albert Martinez and the district attorney has not filed charges against him. He is not considered a suspect in the case, officials said. Vernardine Martinez also questioned why no fingerprints were found in the home in the 15000 block of Stanbroook Drive in La Mirada. “We found it amazing there were no footprints, no fingerprints, not even from the people who live there,” she said. “With the amount of blood, I couldn’t believe they couldn’t find one fingerprint or DNA evidence,” she said. Dominguez said no prints were found. “It’s a myth that you can get prints off of everything,” she said. Vernardine Martinez also said there was no contradiction in the jury’s verdicts. The jury found Caballero guilty of elder abuse and burglary while 11 voted to acquit him of murder and robbery. “We convicted him of elder abuse because the minute he said, `Let’s go to my aunt’s house’ they put her in jeopardy of her life, not because of whatever happened. “He said, `Let’s go there with these crazy meth heads,”‘ she said. She was referring to Eugene Silos’ testimony that Caballero suggested that Albert Martinez drive them in his Chevrolet Astro van to Garcia’s home. Vernardine Martinez said the jury convicted Caballero of burglary because of Silos’ testimony that he had gone into the Garcia home, but they couldn’t convict him of robbery because of the same concerns the jury had over the murder charge. The jury also convicted Caballero of grand theft of a firearm because witnesses testified that they saw him with the guns, she said. Vernardine mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – The absence of a key witness and fingerprint evidence apparently caused most members of a jury to vote to acquit a 23-year-old La Mirada man on the charge of murdering his 86-year-old great-aunt, a juror has told the Whittier Daily News. The jury in early December deadlocked 11-1 in favor of acquitting Eric Steve Caballero, who was accused of the March 4, 2005, murder of Adeline Garcia of La Mirada. Caballero was convicted of burglary, elder abuse leading to death and the grand theft of a firearm, but was acquitted of charges of robbery and the grand theft of an automobile. Garcia was beaten with a toilet paper holder, a bench, a bar stool, a broomstick and a hammer, Deputy District Attorney Shelley Dominguez said during final arguments. last_img
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Job Vacancies: .NET Developers wanted for International Software Company

first_imgJob Vacancies: KeyedIn Solutions are currently seeking two .NET Developers for Junior and Mid-Level roles in their Letterkenny base.KeyedIn Solutions is a global SaaS (Software as a Service) organisation operating in Europe and the US. We develop cloud based software applications with over 50,000 users worldwide.KeyedIn is looking to recruit motivated and talented junior and mid-level software engineers to join the team based in the Colab building at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT). Graduate software engineers will be considered for the junior position. As a software engineer, you will be involved in full stack development using Microsoft technologies (C#, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server, TypeScript), web technologies (JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap) and mobile technologies (Xamarin). You will work closely with Product Management taking ideas and turning them into successful features that are widely adopted by our customer base. Working in an agile environment you will estimate user stories, provide task breakdowns and use your coding skills to develop, test and release new features. You will be challenged daily to solve problems, expand your knowledge of KeyedIn Projects and the technologies that can be used to continuously improve it. You will grow as we do and your technical skills and ownership responsibilities will gradually increase as you move toward the next level.What a typical day looks like: Participate in daily standupsTake part in planning meetings with your team to breakdown user stories into tasksDevelop new features using Visual Studio 2019Use Azure DevOps to report progress on your assigned work itemsDemonstrate the features you have developed back to Product Management to show that your solutions work as-intendedTroubleshoot problems and debug the system to expand your knowledge and expertise within our productJunior Position RequirementsCore RequirementsRelevant degree or equivalent experienceC# or JavaFirm understanding of OOPBasic knowledge of SQLBasic knowledge of HTML, JavaScript and CSSNice to have:ASP.NET MVCMobile development (native or cross platform)Razor / JQuery/ TypeScript / BootstrapWeb ServicesUnit test frameworks (NUnit, xUnit, Moq or similar)TFS  / Azure DevOpsExperience in Agile software development practicesMid-Level Position RequirementsCore RequirementsRelevant degree or equivalent experienceC# or JavaFirm understanding of OOPExperience in SQLExperience in HTML, JavaScript and CSSUnit test frameworks (NUnit, xUnit, Moq or similar)Nice to have:ASP.NET MVCMobile development (native or cross platform)Razor / JQuery/ TypeScript / BootstrapWeb ServicesTFS / Azure DevOpsExperience in Agile software development practicesPackageBasic Salary: €25,000-40,000 (depending upon experience) Benefits: Pension, Private Health, 25 days holidayWebsite: www.keyedin.comInterested candidates can email their CV and cover letter to Daniel McCafferty: dmccafferty@keyedin.comJob Vacancies: .NET Developers wanted for International Software Company was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:.NET DevelopersitKeyedIn Solutionssoftware engineerslast_img read more

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