Gov. Wolf Signs Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reinvestment Initiative Bills

first_imgGov. Wolf Signs Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reinvestment Initiative Bills SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 18, 2019center_img Criminal Justice Reform,  Government That Works,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf, surrounded by legislators and criminal justice advocates, today signed two Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI 2) bills, hailing them as yet another successful bipartisan effort to make the state’s justice system fairer while keeping communities safe.“I am here today to recognize the passage of the second part of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, or “JRI 2,” Gov. Wolf said. “These important pieces of legislation will cut red tape, reducing bureaucracy will result in savings of time and money, and we will reinvest those savings into criminal justice programs that reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and better serve victims of crime.”JRI 2 includes two bills – Senate Bills 500, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker, and 501, sponsored by Sen. Tom Killion – addressing the high cost of incarceration in the state; strengthening support for county probation programs and fixing inadequate sentencing guidelines; and reforming the post-trial criminal justice system to ensure work towards rehabilitation of individuals and preparation to reenter society, rather than creating further risks for recidivism.“This set of measures follows other important legislation we have approved,” Sen. Lisa Baker said. “Our course on correctional law is toward smarter sentencing, reduced recidivism, and cost containment.”“Emphasizing drug treatment and punishments other than incarceration for those convicted of non-violent crimes is the right thing to do for taxpayers, our communities, and the offenders themselves,” said Sen. Tom Killion. “Breaking the cycle of addiction by streamlining the placement of offenders in drug treatment will make our criminal justice system more efficient, improve public safety and reduce the burden we ask taxpayers to bear.”“With several components of JRI 2 now on their way to the governor’s desk, we’ve shown that the General Assembly can work across party lines to pass meaningful criminal justice reform,” Rep. Joanna McClinton said. “With much compromise, this package of bills will generate significant savings for the Department of Corrections and lead to much-needed probation and parole reform in the commonwealth by creating a County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory committee.”“I am delighted that Pennsylvania will join the ranks of other states which are identifying a smarter way to address criminal justice,” Rep. Paul Schemel said. “The reforms built into these bills have proven successful in other states at reducing both recidivism and cost. This is truly a win-win, which enjoyed broad by-partisan support. Thank you to the leadership of the House, Senate and Governor’s office for this substantial reform.”The original JRI 2 package also included Senate Bill 502, the Crime Victims Bill, sponsored by Sen. Camera Bartolotta and supported by the governor, which is awaiting consideration in the House. However, the two bills passed contain the bulk of the reforms touted as reinvestment initiatives.In 2016, Pennsylvania leaders established the Justice Reinvestment Working Group, a bipartisan, interbranch group of state policymakers and criminal justice system stakeholders chaired by Attorney General Josh Shapiro and charged with analyzing the state’s justice system and developing recommendations to help manage the continued growth in the state’s corrections budget and to reinvest savings in strategies that can reduce recidivism, increase public safety and better serve victims of crime.“I am pleased that much of the work I led, along with our bipartisan collation when I was the Chairman of the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, is reflected in today’s vote and these bills being signed into law by Gov. Wolf,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “While there is still a massive amount of work to be done on criminal justice reform in our Commonwealth, today is an important step forward to more efficiently use taxpayer resources, improve public safety and make our system more fair.”The working group goals are reflected in the savings estimated for JRI 2 as passed today. Efficiencies in expediting presumptive parole and simplifying the process for entry into the state’s drug treatment program, which has impressive outcomes for enrollees, results in the funds necessary to reinvest into county probation, to victims, and to sentencing commissions. Total savings are estimated at $45 million.The passage of JRI 2 traveled a path started in the 2017-18 legislative session when then-Sen. Stewart Greenleaf introduced a package of bills to address the criminal justice system challenges based on data from The Council of State Governments’ Justice Center and the recommendations of the working group.Those bills passed the Senate in April 2018 and were referred to the House Judiciary committee where no further action was taken until this session. The original JRI bills were reintroduced in March as Senate bills 500, 501 and 502 and passed the Senate in March. They were referred to the House Judiciary Committee in June.The list of criminal justice reforms in Pennsylvania is long and revolutionary:Announced a Fair-Chance hiring policy for state agencies that removes the criminal conviction question, otherwise known as “banning the box,” from non-civil service employment applications for agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction.Signed the “Clean Slate” bill, the first of its kind in the nation, to help those who have committed low-level offenses and have paid their penalty get back on the path to a blemish-free record, removing potential roadblocks to jobs, housing, health care, and education.Signed Act 95 of 2018, eliminating driver’s license suspensions for non-driving infractions.Signed Act 146 of 2018, extending the time a convicted individual has to file a post-conviction relief action to one year, from what was 60 days under current law. Signed Act 147 of 2018, updating Pennsylvania’s DNA testing law to reflect significant advances in technology and the lessons learned by criminal justice professionals since 2002. The legislation removes the supervision requirement that only people serving a sentence can apply for DNA testing.Signed Act 148 of 2018, a victim protection bill regarding housing options and emergency transfers.“The passage of JRI 2 has been a long process that began back in 2016 with the Justice Reinvestment Working Group,” Gov. Wolf said. “I am proud that we are bringing this across the finish line today. We have passed yet another criminal justice reform that will improve the lives of all Pennsylvanians.”last_img read more

Gold Coast buyer snaps up Rivage Royal apartment for million-dollar price

first_imgC20-3/75 Brighton Pde, Southport. Source: realestate.com.auA GOLD Coast buyer has splashed out $1.165 million at auction for a Southport apartment.The buyer had been waiting two years to get the right floor plan in prestige building Rivage Royal on Brighton Pde.The property is on the 20th floor and features spectacular views of the Broadwater. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoC20-3/75 Brighton Pde, Southport. Source: realestate.com.auThe 276sq m three-bedroom condominium features a spacious kitchen and seating area, open-plan living and dining area and a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and large ensuite.“This expansive apartment offers space, functionality, views, and arguably the best resident’s facilities of any complex on the Gold Coast,” the listing states.“While mainly in original condition, the apartment offers the chance for a renovator to add their own touch and taste.” C20-3/75 Brighton Pde, Southport. Source: realestate.com.auJarrad Ireland and Todd Reynolds of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty marketed the property.“The marketing campaign went for four weeks,” Mr Reynolds said.“We had 55 inspections, seven registered bidders and 27 bids in total.”last_img read more

Why everyone loves a Queenslander (home)

first_imgCraig and Catherine Gillett and their son, Chester, at the Queenslander home they are selling in Grange. Picture: Annette Dew.YOUNG buyers are desperate to get one, families are willing to pay a premium for them and interstate migrants will do anything to keep them off the market.The traditional Queenslander-style home remains as popular as ever, with buyers scrambling to get their hands on a renovator’s delight, a renovated icon or a replica of the real thing. With State of Origin kicking off next week, Queenslanders have never been prouder of their state’s namesake homes.The detached, highset houses have become iconic, but nowadays, while the design elements maintain the Queenslander’s traditional beginnings, the modern style of home has evolved into strikingly fresh offerings across Brisbane.Many owners, recent buyers and looming vendors are calling on architects and construction companies to either renovate their Queenslander to bring it into the modern day — or replace it with a new one.Take Queensland Maroon and Brisbane Bronco NRL star Darius Boyd, who went with the modern Queenslander look when knocking down and rebuilding his Hendra home, which he has now listed for sale. He called in Graya Construction and Base Architecture to design and build the home, which is being marketed through McGrath.Boyd paid $810,000 for the original post-war timber home in 2016, which has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living area that opens to an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area overlooking the swimming pool. Darius and Kayla Boyd’s home at 78 Harding St, Hendra, which is for sale. Picture: Instagram.Graya Construction is one builder specialising in creating a modern take on the old Queenslander.Brothers Rob and Andrew Gray recently rebuilt two neighbouring Queenslanders on Rockbourne Terrace in Paddington, and listed both at the same time late last year. There was strong interest in the former 1920s cottage, named Rhondda, which sold for $3 million last year after its transformation — highlighting the continuing strong market for Queenslanders and their characteristics.“We often get asked to restore or rebuild Queenslanders,” Andrew Gray said. “We feel this is a popular option for many families as it maintains the character and charm of the original house but still includes the modern amenities you would expect from a new build. “We tend to build in areas with character overlays, so generally we have to maintain the home’s original appearance from the street. “This gives certain suburbs, or pockets, a charm that has become increasingly popular in recent times.” This Queenslander at 12 Inglis St, Grange, is for sale.Mrs Gillett said they were careful to maintain the character of the original home, while making it more modern and practical.“We tried to keep it as original as possible — even putting gable ends on the new roof,” Mrs Gillett said.“I’m originally from the UK, so we have a lot of lovely old houses there and when I moved to Australia, I thought these are just beautiful old houses.“I just loved the detail in the timber, the high ceilings, the beautiful ceiling roses.”Marketing agent Simone Weigall of Place – New Farm said buyers were prepared to pay a premium for a renovated Queenslander in Brisbane’s inner-city.Ms Weigall said many of her clients wanted Queenslander homes with traditional charm, but all the modern conveniences.In Hamilton, Ray White Ascot’s Damon Warat is selling a Hamptons-style Queenslander at 101 Hillside Crescent.Renovating the five-bedroom, four-bathroom house was a labour of love for its current owners. Mr Warat said there was strong demand for Queenslander homes that were either completely renovated or in their raw, original state.“The market we deal in — especially families — love Queenslander style homes,” Mr Warat said. “They’ve got a lot of natural light, character features, good entertaining spaces and are open, airy properties. “Given they’re timber, it allows them to be modernised or renovated in a very easy process.” The property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington.Housing history researcher Magnus Eriksson, who tracks the history of houses in southeast Queensland, said the quintessential Queenslander home was a rare breed.“If WWF (World Wildlife Fund) was doing a survey, it would probably put it on the most-threatened list,” Mr Eriksson told the Courier-Mail. “I would certainly say they’re disappearing and not being replaced.”Mr Eriksson said true Queenslander homes were characterised as having a lightweight timber construction, a corrugated metal roof and a highset frame.The style was developed in the 1800s and began to change in the 1930s.“That highset style started disappearing and more of a modern style came in,” Mr Eriksson said.“There are a few replicas going up, but there’s not too many of them. Only a few are built in the true form.”But it does not seem to be deterring buyers, with many prepared to pay a premium for a quality replica, with all the charm of an original but without the upkeep.Catherine and Craig Gillett are selling their Queenslander home in Grange after lovingly renovating it.The house at 12 Inglis Street was originally a two-bedroom Ashgrovian Queenslander cottage, but the Gilletts have extended the property to accommodate six bedrooms and three bathrooms.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago This Queenslander at 101 Hillside Cres, Hamilton, is for sale.Even recycled and relocatable Queenslanders are proving hot property, and often come at a fraction of the price.Brisbane house removal specialists Mackay and Sons not only relocates houses, it salvages them, and sells them to buyers looking for a bargain.One character Queenslander currently located in the Gold Coast Hinterland on what was once a grape vineyard and cattle farm is listed for $85,000, which includes relocation, low set stumping, any damage to plaster work and structural insurance during delivery. This three-bedroom Queenslander home is listed for $85,000 through house removal company, Mackay and Sons.Kevin Wright of Queensland House Removals said his firm was moving about two houses a week off development sites in Brisbane at an average cost of $60,000 a house to new owners who also pay about $40,000 for council and other approvals, utility connections and finishes in the new site.WHAT MAKES A TRUE QUEENSLANDER?● Timber frame● Corrugated iron roof● High set● Internal walls of VJ boards● External weatherboard walls● Timber-framed windows● High ceilings● Veranda Andrew and Rob Gray at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, which sold for $2.99m. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.last_img read more

Tevez set for Juve unveiling

first_img The Argentina international underwent the first stage of his medical on Wednesday and is scheduled to complete the examinations on Thursday. He will be formally unveiled by the club in a press conference at Juventus Stadium, beginning at 10.30am UK time. “From now on, Carlos Tevez is a Juventus player,” read a statement on juventus.com last night. “The Argentine striker, who arrived in Turin in the afternoon, has reached an agreement with Juventus to sign a contract of employment until 30 June 2016.” The statement was accompanied by a picture of Tevez holding the number 10 jersey made famous by iconic Juve striker Alessandro Del Piero. Tevez arrived at Milan’s Malpensa airport from a family holiday in South America on Wednesday afternoon and was mobbed by around 200 Juve fans ahead of his medical at the club’s offices in Turin. Reports in Italy suggest the former Manchester United and West Ham striker’s contract with Juventus will earn him £4.7million per season before bonuses. Carlos Tevez will today complete the final stages of his transfer to Juventus after the Italian club on Wednesday night confirmed his arrival from Manchester City. The 29-year-old striker has agreed a three-year deal until June 30, 2016, ending his seven-year stay in English football. Details of the transfer fee have not been disclosed, but reports indicate the Turin club have paid an initial £10million, rising to £12million with add-ons. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Bees Invasion Force Players to Run for Cover in Tanzania

first_imgAn unusual sight occurred during a game in Tanzania, with players diving to the ground when a swarm of bees invaded the pitch.The incident took place during a game between two local sides, Young Africans and Iringa United, at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam, as reported by the BBC.The bees entered the stadium in the 53rd minute of the game, with players falling to the ground to protect themselves. Some of the players were stung by the bees but play eventually resumed following a short delay.Fans also ran for cover but officials were able to see the funny side after the scare was over.Young Africans ended up winning the game 4-0.Even supporters inside the stadium also had to act quickly to protect themselves, with some leaving.Players from both teams were scattered across the pitch but play eventually continued.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Racing action at Tipperary racecourse today

first_imgOfficials at Tipperary have little time to rest on their laurels after a Super Sunday to remember two days ago as the Limerick Junction track plays host to a seven-race jumps card this afternoon. Old Castletown is on a roll right now having won at Tramore and Clonmel on his last two starts and Ted Walsh will be hoping he can complete the hat-trick in the Tipperary Handicap Chase (4.55) under his son Ruby. Pilgrim Way was a most impressive winner of his latest outing at Navan and he bids to back up that success in the Tipperary Student Day Handicap Hurdle (3.25) under the in-form Mark Walsh who was on board at Navan.  The action at the Limerick Junction track begins at 2.25 and the going is good.last_img

Soccer Intellectuals stun Fabulous Ladies

first_imgReigning champions of the National Women’s League, Fabulous Ladies made a disappointing start to their campaign at this year’s championship after losing 1-0 to in-form debutants Soccer Intellectuals at the Prempeh College Park yesterday.Grace Adams struck in the 69th minute to deny Fabulous Ladies victory on the day.Chief Executive of Soccer Intellectuals Robert Duncan tells Joy Sports his side was well psyched to win the game.He said even though his side went to the game as the underdogs, he had told them to believe that it was possible to overcome their formidable opponents – and they did.Elsewhere at the OWASS Park, Ghatel Ladies were held to a 1-1 draw by new entrants Reformers Ladies.Hasaacas Ladies also drew 1-1 with Fiapre Ladies at the WESCO Park. Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

Big wigs to grace Ghana Golf Awards on Saturday

first_imgThe second edition of the Ghana Golf Awards is set to be attended by an impressive list of dignitaries in business, security and chieftaincy.The event is slated for Saturday, December 27, at the Events Haven at the Trade Fair Site in Accra.Amongst the dignitaries expected to grace the awards are the life patron of the event Okyehene; Amoatia Ofori Panin, Sir Sam Jonah, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Mathew Quarshie, and CAL Bank Director, Frank Brako Adu Jnr.The Chief Executive Officer of Primeval Media Ghana limited, Opare Otto says the event will see a marked improvement over the previous one.“There is no sporting event in this country that awards its participants, not even football but, golf is doing it for the second time in history.“This Saturday’s event will be the biggest Christmas event to end the year and also likely to gather all golfers in the country and beyond,” he added. Amongst the award categories are Amateur Golfer of the year for male/ female, Most Improved Golfer for male/female, Most Promising Golfer for male/female, Junior Golfer of the year for male/female, Senior Golfer of the year for male/female, Pro Golfer of the year, Golf Personality of the year and the Golfer of the year 2014.last_img read more

Justin Turner homers to keep Dodgers’ NL West title hopes alive

first_imgAfter a walk and a single put the tying runs on base in the bottom of the seventh, Pedro Baez and Alex Wood combined to strike out the next three batters.In the eighth, Kenta Maeda gave up a one-out single but Machado and second baseman Brian Dozier turned their fourth double play of the night to end the inning.Jansen retired the first batter he faced then hit Brandon Crawford with a pitch, bringing the tying run to the plate – before getting Aramis Garcia to hit into the Giants’ fifth double play.“I think we’re just kind of – whatever happens come Monday or Tuesday, we just want to play good baseball,” Roberts said. “We’ve got Clayton going tomorrow so if we win, good things are in store for us.”Kershaw has been dominant at AT&T Park. In 22 career appearances here (21 starts), he is 13-4 with a 1.30 ERA, an 0.81 WHIP and a .181 batting average against. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “We’ve got to come out tomorrow and try to find a way to win a ballgame then show up Sunday and find a way to win that ballgame. Like I said, we don’t want to lose our way into the playoffs. We want to win our way in.”It might take more winning than just this weekend.Friday’s win matched the Colorado Rockies, who clinched a postseason berth with an eighth consecutive win. They remain one game up on the Dodgers for the National League West title with two games to play.The Dodgers lead the St. Louis Cardinals by two games for the second wild card now and will clinch a postseason berth with a win or another Cardinals loss this weekend.The Dodgers could still pass the Rockies for their sixth consecutive title, but it will take a series sweep in San Francisco while the Rockies lose their final two games at home. The Dodgers have won a series at AT&T Park just once in 11 previous visits over the past four seasons. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img They could still catch the Rockies and tie for the division lead, forcing a one-game playoff Monday afternoon (in Los Angeles) to decide who goes into the postseason as the NL West winner and who goes in as a wild card. If they finish the weekend tied with the Cardinals (still a possibility) a play-in game for the NL’s second wild-card spot would take place Monday in St. Louis.With all of those scenarios spinning in the air, Hyun-Jin Ryu continued his emergence as a big-game pitcher.“For me, guys who can pitch well in big games can command the baseball. They don’t beat themselves. They don’t walk guys,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Ryu started out real well for us this year, was hurt, came back and I know he really wanted to make a statement and finish in the rotation. So you see it every time he takes the baseball.”Ryu gave up a solo home run to Nick Hundley in the second inning but otherwise shut the Giants down for six innings. Ryu allowed four hits but also got three double-play balls – including one shotgun turn by Manny Machado to defuse a bases-loaded situation in the fourth inning.“He just knows how to pitch,” Turner said of Ryu. “He has four pitches. He commands the ball. He throws to all four corners. His ability to change speeds, throws strikes when he wants to throw strikes, expand when he wants to expand has been really special this year.“He’s put together an outstanding season for us. It’s unfortunate that he hurt his groin and had to shut it down for a couple months or you might be talking about him for the Cy Young award.”Ryu’s groin injury limited him to only 15 starts this season. But he has made the most of them, going 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA. And he has finished strong. Over his past three starts, Ryu has allowed just that one run in 19 innings, striking out 16 and holding batters to a .182 average.“I wouldn’t necessarily say I want to make a statement,” Ryu said through his interpreter of Roberts’ observation. “Like I always say, I try to have the same preparation for every game. But knowing how important this game and the last few games are to the team, I guess my focus has been better than usual.”The Dodgers’ offense hasn’t always been able to maintain its focus. But it stressed Bumgarner, making him throw 96 pitches in the first five innings. They had multiple runners on base in four of the first five innings and broke through for one run in the third inning on an RBI single by Machado.In the fifth, Kike’ Hernandez led off with his third single in three at-bats against Bumgarner. Hernandez is now 19 for 39 (.487) with four doubles and five home runs in his career against the Giants left-hander.But it was Turner who delivered the biggest blow. He got a first-pitch fastball over the heart of the plate and drilled it over the wall in left-center to put the Dodgers in the lead.“Yeah, I was trying to be ready to hit,” Turner said of looking for the first-pitch fastball. “I was pretty patient my first couple at-bats against him. I wanted to be ready to jump on a first pitch and he threw a fastball. I think he was trying to go in and left it over the middle.”With a two-run lead to protect, Dodgers manager Roberts went through four relievers to get the ball to closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season PreviousFrom left, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Yasiel Puig (66) celebrate the 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers returns to the dugout after striking out against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Wotus (23) after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley celebrates after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants reaches first base on an error by David Freese #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado connects for an RBI single off San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches his two-run home run off San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, left, waits for Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, to run the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, celebrates with David Freese (25) and Enrique Hernandez (14) after hitting a two-run home run off San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Brian Dozier #6 of the Los Angeles Dodgers completes a double play over Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda works against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda watches a pitch to the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen works against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen celebrates the 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants at the end of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)From left, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Yasiel Puig (66) celebrate the 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 19Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO — The Dodgers will be playing baseball beyond Sunday.Who, when, where and why – and for how long – all remain to be determined.Justin Turner’s two-run home run off Madison Bumgarner in the fifth inning and a season-high five double plays turned on defense was enough to lift the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night and keep their postseason hopes alive.“We want to win our way into the postseason,” Turner said. “We don’t want to rely on someone else losing to get us in. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

Poch has not lost dressing room… players just confused by tactical tinkering

first_imgPEOPLE will say Mauricio Pochettino has lost the Spurs dressing room, that his side have stopped playing for him.But that’s such a lazy thing to say — you have to look deeper than that.2 Mauricio Pochettino is overseeing a full-blown crisis at SpursCredit: Getty Images – Getty2 Harry Kane reflects on another miserable 90 minutes for Spurs as Brighton celebrate their 3-0 winCredit: ReutersMore than anything, Tottenham’s players are looking confused as to what is being asked of them.Boss Pochettino has been trying to find that winning formula by changing things up, whether that be formation or personnel.He’s tried a number of different systems but the lack of continuity is creating problems.While Pochettino is making fewer personnel changes — 1.86 per game compared to 3.14 last year — he has tried five different formations already this season.The result of this is that you’ve got players asked to play in a number of different positions.Moussa Sissoko played right-back at Brighton but has also been asked to pay right wing as well as his natural central midfield role.Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen have played in both a three and four at the back, while fellow centre-back Davinson Sanchez has also found himself at right-back.If you look at Liverpool and Manchester City they will more often than not play 4-3-3.Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite bad losses against Bayern Munich and BrightonACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe dynamic might change — for example they might have one or two sitting midfielders — but the system stays the same.But this is not the case with Spurs, who are chopping and changing both before and during games.I had it as a player myself where a manager would constantly change the system or team when they weren’t getting results.In the end the players don’t know what is expected of them as they can find themselves playing in a different position every week.And if you see your manager doesn’t have belief in his system, then it won’t be long before the dressing room starts to lose theirs, too.I can understand what Pochettino is doing but it can be very hard for players.It wasn’t too long ago that Eddie Howe couldn’t buy a win with Bournemouth.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticPeople said that he had to change but Howe stuck to his principles and because of that the players went along with it and they soon got over that bad spell.It may well look like Pochettino has lost the dressing room but actually a majority of the players don’t know what’s expected of them right now.It’s not that the players have all of a sudden stopped trusting their manager — they’re just clearly confused and unsure of what their manager is asking of them.@Higginbotham05 Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at Brightonlast_img read more