Drug dog for high school

first_imgScene 25 October 2019Family First Comment: Acting in the best interests of the welfare of all!“Wakatipu High’s got zero tolerance for students possessing, using or supplying illegal drugs, either at the school or when representing the school, even while allowing that drugs are a reality in the Queenstown community… Certainly, feedback from parents is positive – people are happy about the board’s position and they’re happy that we’re doing things.”A drug-sniffing dog’s about to go through Wakatipu High after several students were recently suspended for smoking cannabis.Principal Steve Hall announced the move in the school’s newsletter last Friday, saying it’s a first for Wakatipu High, though not uncommon in other schools.Hall’s message was accompanied by a strongly-worded letter to parents and students by board of trustees (BOT) chairman Charlie Phillips, on behalf of the board.Phillips makes it clear that Wakatipu High’s got zero tolerance for students possessing, using or supplying illegal drugs, either at the school or when representing the school, even while allowing that drugs are a reality in the Queenstown community.“If students make bad personal choices, they will face consequences that will jeopardise their future at [Wakatipu High].“This is underpinned by the fundamental right for students and teachers to feel safe at school.”READ MORE: http://www.scene.co.nz/features/drug-dog-for-high-school/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Kenley Jansen blows a save, Dodgers lose to Rays in 11 innings

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Manager Dave Roberts said Jansen will get another opportunity for redemption, even after getting booed off the field by some especially patient Dodger Stadium patrons. The 11-inning game featured 10 pinch-hit appearances, 18 pitchers – nine on each side, after 16 men pitched the day before – as well as four lead changes and three ties. The game ended when Russell Martin struck out, 4 hours and 40 minutes after the first pitch.If Jansen’s struggles amounted to one bad dream, Roberts might not have fielded a question about who will be his closer in October. Yet Jansen’s eight blown saves are a career-high. So is his 3.81 earned-run average. His entire season deserves an exorcism.“He didn’t have the command that he did the last few times out and when you don’t, you get exposed, but I don’t think it’s a step back,” Roberts said of Jansen. “I think the results speak to that. Kenley’s in a good place.”The Dodgers were leading 6-4 when the Rays rallied with one out in the ninth inning. Tommy Pham singled and stole second base. Matt Duffy walked and was replaced by a pinch-runner, Johnny Davis.Ji-Man Choi took an 0-and-2 cutter from Jansen that appeared to cross the outside corner of the plate. Johnson called it a ball, however, and Choi stroked Jansen’s next pitch into left field for a single. Pham scored the Rays’ fifth run. Davis went to third base, then scored when Travis d’Arnaud hit a sacrifice fly to deep center field. Suddenly the score was tied 6-6. PreviousCasey Sadler #65 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws late as Tommy Pham (not pictured) of the Tampa Bay Rays is safe at first and moves to second base on the throw in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCasey Sadler #65 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is taken out of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dylan Floro #51 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his bloop double against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers sites on the top of the photo well as he looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after his bloop double against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Brendan McKay #49 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws to the plat against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his two run double against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a double by teammate Max Muncy (not pictured) against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 and Cody Bellinger #35 after scoring on a double by teammate Max Muncy (not pictured) as Brendan McKay #49 of the Tampa Bay Rays wipes his face in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers high fives manager Dave Roberts after scoring on a double by teammate Max Muncy (not pictured) against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Brendan McKay #49 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks down after giving up two runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Catcher Travis d’Arnaud #37 of the Tampa Bay Rays can’t handle a pitch as Chris Taylor (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a passed ball in the sixth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores on a passed ball by catcher Travis d’Arnaud (not pictured) of the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers high fives manager Dave Roberts after scoring on a passed ball by catcher Travis d’Arnaud (not pictured) of the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Willy Adames #1 of the Tampa Bay Rays scores on a throwing error by center fielder Cody Bellinger (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a fly ball by Brendan McKay (not pictured) of the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Tampa Bay Rays during a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers can’t rechristen a double by Tommy Pham ( not pictured) of the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gives up two runs in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays sending the game into extra innings at Dodger Stadium on September 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays’ Austin Meadows hits a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Sborz, left, during the 11th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Rays won 8-7. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches as a solo home run by Austin Meadows (not pictured) of the Tampa Bay Rays goes over the right field fence in the eleventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Tampa Bay Rays won 8-7 in eleven innings. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Austin Meadows #17 of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds third base after hitting a solo home run off Josh Sborz #76 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eleventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Tampa Bay Rays won 8-7 in eleven innings. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers kneels after Austin Meadows (not pictured) of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers to break the tie in the eleventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Tampa Bay Rays won 8-7 in eleven innings. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Austin Meadows #17 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers to break the tie in the eleventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Tampa Bay Rays won 8-7 in eleven innings. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Austin Meadows #17 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers to break the tie in the eleventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Tampa Bay Rays won 8-7 in eleven innings. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Austin Meadows #17 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers to break the tie in the eleventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Tampa Bay Rays won 8-7 in eleven innings. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Avisail Garcia #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays drops a fly ball by Will Smith (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eleventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Tampa Bay Rays won 8-7 in eleven innings. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Former manager Tommy Lasorda looks on as Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits against the Tampa Bay Rays during a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Casey Sadler #65 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 30Casey Sadler #65 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — To Kenley Jansen’s credit, he is at least aware of the calendar.The veteran pitcher refrained from leaning on excuses after blowing another save Wednesday night, his eighth this season, in the Dodgers’ eventual 8-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Jansen was the victim of a tight strike zone from home plate umpire Adrian Johnson. He was attempting to convert saves on back-to-back days for the first time since May. He allowed only one hard-hit ball to the six batters he faced in the ninth inning.Yet Jansen also failed to protect a 6-4 lead against a good team, the exact situation the Dodgers’ closer – whoever it might be – will be tasked with during the postseason. Only nine regular-season games remain.“I didn’t have it today,” Jansen said in an even-toned voice. “I sucked. I just have to move on. Can’t let this one just haunt you.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire In the 11th inning, Austin Meadows hit a solo home run against Dodgers right-hander Josh Sborz (0-1). Tampa Bay tacked on another run when Pham – who finished 5 for 6 – doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly.The Dodgers mounted one last rally in the bottom of the 11th against Rays pitcher Peter Fairbanks. Corey Seager singled with one out. Will Smith lofted a fly ball down the right-field line, but Avisail Garcia watched it glance off his glove for an error. With two outs, Edwin Rios punched a single into center field, scoring Seager to pull the Dodgers within a run.But Fairbanks came back to strike out Martin with a pair of runners on base. After two days of exhaustive “bullpenning,” the Dodgers get a well-earned day off Thursday. Beginning Friday, Roberts will hand the ball to his three cemented postseason starters – Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Walker Buehler – against the Colorado Rockies.By splitting a two-game interleague series with the Rays (90-63), the Dodgers (98-55) lowered their magic number to clinch home-field advantage through the National League Championship Series to four. They can wrap that up no earlier than Saturday.Cody Bellinger hit his 45th home run of the season in the eighth inning, temporarily extending the Dodgers’ lead to 6-4. The solo blast clanged off the right field foul pole, and ended a 12-game homerless drought. Bellinger now ranks third in the National League in home runs, behind Mets rookie Pete Alonso (49) and the Reds’ Eugenio Suarez (47).Bellinger also hit a double as part of a 2-for-5 performance. Chris Taylor, Seager and A.J. Pollock also had two of the Dodgers’ 12 hits.Tampa Bay scored once in the first inning against opener Casey Sadler, tied the score at 3-3 against Tony Gonsolin in the fifth, and scored again to take a 4-3 lead with Joe Kelly on the mound in the sixth.In the bottom of the sixth, Pollock led off with a single against reliever Chaz Roe and stole second base. Taylor singled, sending Pollock to third. Oliver Drake struck out Bellinger on an 0-and-2 fastball at the knees, then was relieved by Nick Anderson.With a right-handed pitcher on the mound, Roberts pulled Kiké Hernandez and substituted Joc Pederson, a left-handed hitter. After fouling off a two-strike curveball, Pederson poked a fastball through a vacant left side of the infield. Pollock scored easily, tying the score at 4-4.The Dodgers weren’t done. With Taylor on third base, a fastball caromed off d’Arnaud’s chest protector and toward the Dodgers’ dugout. Taylor scampered home on the passed ball, giving the Dodgers a 5-4 lead.Related Articlescenter_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Gonsolin was scheduled to start the game as recently as Tuesday night. But with Roberts eyeing the rookie right-hander for a possible postseason bullpen job, Sadler started instead. Gonsolin was scheduled to pitch four innings. He needed 49 pitches to complete two innings, walking three batters and allowing two runs.“I just think that he started to lose his command,” Roberts said of Gonsolin. “He just wasn’t sharp. After that second inning, you could see the split up. The fastball wasn’t there. To run him out there just to run him out there – you’re still trying to win a baseball game.”While Gonsolin struggled, fellow rookie Dustin May shone in two shutout innings. Using a sinker that touched 99 mph and a 92-mph cutter, May struck out three batters while bolstering his case to make the Dodgers’ postseason roster.Jansen’s credentials took the biggest hit. For most of September, the Dodgers had been content to use him in late-game situations, regardless of whether a save was at stake. He entered Wednesday’s game having converted his past three save opportunities. He had not allowed a run in his last four games overall. Jansen picked a bad time for a hiccup, and he knew it.“He’s thrown 29 pitches in five days,” Roberts said of Jansen. “Talk to him every day and he feels good, he feels strong. We’ve got an off-day coming (Thursday). With that information, talking to the player, yeah, he’s got to do it and get those outs.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Help wanted: Construction I-II-III Road and Bridge job

first_imgHelp wanted: Construction I- II-III – Road & Bridge$8.75 – $21.02 per hour Non-exemptHigh school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must obtain and maintain a valid class “A” Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.  2-5 years of construction and /or road maintenance work experience required or a comparable combination of education and experience. Much of the work is done outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  Successful applicant will be drug tested.Apply online at www.HRePartners.com  Applications close 11/13/2015.  Job description available, contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, ph 620 326 3395. EOElast_img read more