Windward Road, John Mills set for another gigantic battle

first_imgAfter breaking John Mills All-Age and Junior High’s 19-year winning streak at the championship in 2014, Windward Road All-Age and Junior High have set their sights on a third successive hold on the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Junior High Athletics Championships title when the 38th renewal begins at the National Stadium this morning at 9 a.m.Nearly 30 schools will be participating, with the champions set to earn $500,000 worth of running spikes courtesy of hosts INSPORTS. Clarendon’s Osborne Store are the lone entrants from outside Kingston and St Catherine.The Oral Whilby-coached Windward Road defeated John Mills by 92 points to end the Ransford Spaulding-coached team’s dominance in 2014. Then in 2015, they amassed 520.5 to claim the championship by 70 points over their archrivals.Although not overly confident, Windward Road’s head coach, Whilby, expects his team to make it a three-peat.”We can make it three in a row. We have the team to do so and we are very mindful of the job at hand and are ready to defend this title,” he said.”This team is not as strong as last year, and we are not looking for that margin of victory (70 points) this time. If we do it by a single point, I will be happy, but it will be a keenly contested championshipsSpaulding expects his team to put up a strong challenge, but is not making any predictions.”My team is always ready, whether or not we have a good team. I am not a person to call results, but I can tell you we are going to give a good account of ourselves. Our deficiency was in the junior (primary) area (last year), and I believe we have made strides in that area and we have some top athletes in the senior section. so we are coming to do our best and to perform. I can’t say we are going to win, but our objective is to win,” he added.last_img read more

Where does Pasaol’s 49-point game stack up against past scoring outbursts?

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody But Pasaol came six points short of the record held by now-Mapua assistant coach Ed Cordero.Cordero fired an eye-popping 54 points in his heyday with the then-UST Glowing Goldies to set the long-standing UAAP feat in 1979.Letran coach Jeff Napa, who owns the highest scoring output in the past two decades after firing 43 points for National U in 2002 in Season 65, meanwhile, sees this as an opportunity for Pasaol to make a difference for the 0-6 Red Warriors.“It’s a great motivation for him so that he can work harder in his career and help his team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco completes sweep of Star with OT win, returns to Finals LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol set the Philippine basketball scene ablaze after his 49-point outburst on Wednesday.Former UAAP standouts were nonetheless impressed with the feat from University of the East forward even if it came with a 106-100 loss to La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Two-time UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena, whose career-best was 38 points in Season 77 back in 2014, tweeted: “49 is already hard to do. But in 20/30 FG% and in 32 mins? Well I be damned.”Fellow two-time UAAP MVP Bobby Ray Parks, who only scored as high as 35 in Season 75 in 2012, hoped that the guard could have broken the half-century mark, as he tweeted: “Let Pasaol get his 50 piece!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPasaol’s 49 points on an efficient 20-of-30 shooting, that went with top of eight rebounds, is the most points scored by a Red Warrior since James Yap’s 36 in UAAP Season 65 in 2002.In terms of scoring, he also surpassed Paolo Mendoza, who had a 48-point performance for UP in 1999, the legendary duel of UE legend Allan Caidic, who had 46, and UST great Pido Jarencio, who answered with 48 markers, in Game 3 of the UAAP Season 47 Finals in 1984. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Standhardinger, Rosario lead PH 3×3 team

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comChristian Standhardinger and Troy Rosario will banner the Philippine men’s team competing in the 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup in June.The San Miguel big man will once again don the national tri-colors, this time in the half court, as he represents the nation together with Rosario, Roger Pogoy, and Stanley Pringle.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Of the four, only Rosario has had a previous run with the 3×3 team after playing for Manila North in the 2016 Fiba 3×3 World Tour.Standhardinger last played for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRosario and Pogoy, who are teammates at TNT, continue their partnership while it will be Pringle’s first tour of duty as a member of the national team and is expected to anchor the offense for the Philippines.Ronnie Magsanoc is tasked to coach the team which is slotted in Group C, together with Russia, Brazil, Canada, and Mongolia. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Ateneo remains unblemished after dismantling UP ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Also, Afril Bernardino, Jack Animam, Gemma Miranda, and Janine Pontejos will compose the Philippine women’s team in the global hoops exposition.Patrick Aquino will call the shots for the team, which is grouped with Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, and Spain in Group D.The 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup will be held from June 8 to 12 at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Lionel Messi hits 50th hat trick to give Barca 4-2 win at Sevilla

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sevilla went ahead twice, but Messi hit back each time before he netted a third goal with five minutes remaining.After taking his league-leading tally to 25 goals, Messi added an assist for Luis Suarez to round off the win before the whistle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt was Messi’s 44th hat trick for Barcelona, to go with another six for Argentina, according to the club.“This doesn’t mean the league is ours yet. There is a long way to go, but it was very important to win here to protect the advantage we have over our rivals,” Messi said. “The game turned against us but we knew how to pull it out.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barcelona had drawn four of its previous five matches and its only goal in three games had been a penalty by Messi. A setback in Seville would have given Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid the chance to spark up the title race when they play on Sunday.Instead, Messi almost singlehandedly ensured Barcelona opened a 10-point gap over Atletico and a 12-point advantage over Madrid.Barcelona also rediscovered its scoring form in time for a critical week of back-to-back clashes with Madrid. The fierce rivals meet in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou, before clashing again in the league next weekend.“We went through a patch when we weren’t playing our best and that makes everything more difficult. We were having trouble converting our chances,” Messi said. “When everything flows, things go well for us, as we saw today. Today we were back to playing like we know how. We played a great match.”Sevilla outplayed Barcelona through much of the first half and was twice ahead thanks to Jesus Navas and Gabriel Mercado.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain. Saturday, February 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)BARCELONA, Spain — Just when Barcelona was at its worst, Lionel Messi gave one of his best performances of the season.Messi scored his 50th hat trick for club and country on Saturday in a 4-2 victory at Sevilla, helping Barcelona to take a big step toward retaining the Spanish league title.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mississippi players kneel during anthem in response to rally LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title But Messi responded both times with strikes that produced the same result: goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik helplessly pawing thin air as the ball sailed over his head.Messi cancelled out Navas’ 22nd-minute opener four minutes later with an exquisite volley, as the Argentine blasted Ivan Rakitic’s cross into the top corner of the net.Messi equalized a second time in the 67th after Rakitic recovered the ball, laid off for Ousmane Dembele, who found Barcelona’s all-time top scorer alone on the edge of the area and he curled the ball into the corner.Messi finally put Barcelona in charge when he nonchalantly chipped the ball over Vaclik.“Not only did Messi score three great goals, it was how he scored them,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde. “There was a lot at stake in this match. We weren’t playing well and then he appeared. That is Messi.”Sevilla fell into fifth place, with Getafe moving up into the Champions League spots after beating Rayo Vallecano 2-1.UMTITI RETURNSDefender Samuel Umtiti played his first match for Barcelona after being sidelined since late November with a left knee problem that has plagued him since helping France win the 2018 World Cup.Umtiti, who played the full 90 minutes, has only made nine appearances for Barcelona this campaign.OTHER RESULTS 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sixth-place Alaves drew 0-0 with relegation-threatened Celta Vigo, while Athletic Bilbao won 1-0 against Eibar. Raul Garcia scored a first-minute goal for Athletic, which is up to eighth.last_img read more

Year in Review: The 42nd Federal Election

first_imgWith the results in, Zimmer won the election on Oct. 19 with 27,237 votes. Liberal candidate Matt Shaw was the runner up in the race, and told Energetic City in October that campaigning was more exhausting than he anticipated, but to ‘never say never’ about running for the title again.Zimmer faced some backlash in October after answering questions from the moderator about missing and murder indigenous women at the Lido Theatre’s Peace Debates. Local activist Connie Greyeyes told CBC Daybreak she found the comments ‘disheartening,’ having lost friends and family members in the past.Elizabeth Biggar made a statement in September when she attempted to walk from Fort St. John to Dawson Creek to spread her campaign message. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — This year, Canada saw the landslide victory of the Liberal Party end a nearly decade-long Conservative government. Justin Trudeau quickly went from party leader to country leader and brought 184 liberal seats with him to parliament. He and his cabinet ministers were sworn in on Nov. 4, 2015.Credit: Elections CanadaCredit: Elections CanadaThe writ for election was dropped on Aug. 4, started the longest federal election campaign since the 19th century. The 78-day campaign trail also had some rather interesting scandals breaking during that time, and some even more interesting campaign promises.- Advertisement -The Conservative party, with 99 seats, became the official opposition. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper stepped down as party leader, which Sturgeon River-Parkland MP Rona Ambrose has taken over for the time being.Once the official opposition, the NDP fell from 95 seats to just 44.  The Green Party of Canada lost a seat and maintains one sole seat in parliament, but in a surprising turn, the Bloc Quebecois gained eight seats, and now has 10 in total.Here in the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, riding, we saw debates, public appearances, and campaigns from six different candidates. incumbent, and re-elected Conservative MP Bob Zimmer, Liberal Matt Shaw, Green Elizabeth Biggar, New Democrat Kathi Dickie, Libertarian W. Todd Keller, and Progressive Barry Blackman.Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool transfer rumours: Reds ‘favourites’ to land shock striker target, plus another Sterling replacement on their radar

first_imgLiverpool have been the busiest of the Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window so far, but it seems the Reds are not finished yet, as more reports emerge of potential arrivals at Anfield.Having really suffered with Daniel Sturridge’s ongoing injury troubles last term, Brendan Rodgers is keen to add to his strikeforce, with Danny Ings already arriving from Burnley.But, with it unlikely the 22-year-old will be the solution to those woes, could manager Rodgers be tempted to risk infuriating supporters by bringing a Manchester United player to Anfield?Click the arrow, above right, to find out as talkSPORT takes you through all the latest transfer news, rumours and reports from the red half of Merseyside… Raheem Sterling latest – Forward inching closer to Man City switch? Click the arrow to see more Liverpool transfer rumours – The saga of the summer (if it hasn’t bored you to death already) has dragged on far enough, but it seems the winger’s long-proposed move to Manchester City could finally come to fruition. On Saturday, Sterling was named in Liverpool’s 30-man squad for their pre-season tour of Asia, despite the player’s refusal to go. But reports on Sunday morning stated he has now been pulled from the trip, amid suggestions City had submitted a fresh bid. The clubs are thought to have opened formal negotiations over an offer of £45m, with a potential £5m in add-ons, which would undoubtedly see Sterling finally leaving Anfield before the start of the season. Gary Medel – The man to shore up Liverpool’s midfield? Click the arrow to see more Liverpool transfer rumours – Ever since the departures of Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano, the Anfield faithful have craved a rugged holding player to boss the Reds’ midfield. Lucas seemed to be that man until injury saw the Brazilian’s form decline and, while Emre Can has shown glimpses of class, the young German has rarely been given the chance to impress in his favoured central role. Step forward former Cardiff star Gary Medel, who is on Liverpool’s radar according to reports in his native Chile. Rodgers is keen on a deal for the defensive midfielder following an impressive, and victorious, Copa America campaign. Despite his key role at Inter Milan, the signing of Monaco’s Geoffrey Kondogbia has put Medel’s future in doubt, and Rodgers is considering a bid to bring the experienced international back to the Premier League. 5 5 ICYMI – Glen Johnson joins Stoke – The England international was allowed to leave Anfield this summer, with the arrival of Nathaniel Clyne bringing his six-year spell as Liverpool’s first-choice right-back to an end. But Johnson has secured a move to remain in the Premier League, the 30-year-old signing a two-year deal with Stoke City. FULL STORY HERE 5 Denis Cheryshev – Reds already lined up replacement? Click the arrow to see more Liverpool transfer rumours – A number of sources on Sunday claim Liverpool have made a £22m offer for the out-of-favour Real Madrid flyer, as they prepare for Sterling’s exit. The 24-year-old Russia international spent last season on loan at rivals La Liga side Villarreal, scoring seven goals in 40 games, but is deemed surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu. Villarreal are apparently keen to bring him back on loan, but, with new boss Rafa Benitez set to evaluate his squad over pre-season, a straight cash deal from Liverpool could see Los Blancos fold. Javier Hernandez – Reds launch surprise bid to fierce rivals? Read all about it, below, then click the arrow to see more Liverpool transfer rumours – Portuguese newspaper A Bola has suggested the Reds are preparing to make history with the first Man United-Liverpool signing in 51 years. That man was Phil Chisnall, now 72, and it is reported Javier Hernandez could be the next player to make the controversial switch. Having failed to make in impact on loan at Real Madrid, it seems the Mexican is not in Louis van Gaal’s plans at Old Trafford, with Hernandez recently insisting first-team football is his priority, whether that be with United or not. Despite the ongoing pursuit of Christian Benteke, Brendan Rodgers is keen on bolstering his strikeforce with a proven goalscorer and Chicharito, whose United contract expires next summer, could be a bargain. 5 5last_img read more

Premier League Preview Show

first_imgThis week we’re looking at Saturday, Sunday & Monday in the Barclays Premier League – with one of the biggest matches of the season taking place on Sunday with Manchester City hosting Chelsea.We hear from the former Blues winger Clive Walker, who says we’ve seen the ‘best’ of Jose Mourinho this week, deflecting attention from a poor opening weekend performance against Swansea.The former Manchester United and Portsmouth midfielder Alan McLoughlin, who watched Man City’s demolition of West Brom on Monday, says Manuel Pellegrini’s side look hungry for title success.Matthew Etherington joins us to talk about his former clubs West Ham, Stoke City and Tottenham.Plus Nathan Quao from Citi FM in Ghana (one of talkSPORT’s Global Audio Partners) plays the predictor game Tom against the World.Every Premier League match is live on talkSPORT.com this weekend for listeners outside the UK & RoI.last_img read more

Liverpool v Manchester United on talkSPORT: Andy Gray tips Jurgen Klopp’s side to have edge

first_imgAndy Gray is edging towards a Liverpool win in Sunday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester United.The two rivals clash at Anfield on Sunday lunchtime and Gray expects Jurgen Klopp’s side to cause the visitors plenty of problems.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Gray said: “I’m really looking forward to this one. It will be the big one of the weekend.“These two are the giants of English football. Maybe they are not where they were ten years ago, but they are still huge clubs in world football.“I think United have improved slightly and will fancy their chances. But I just think Liverpool, if they can keep it tight at the back, they can trouble Manchester United an awful lot at the weekend.”Tune into talkSPORT on Sunday for live and exclusive national radio coverage of Liverpool v Manchester United, kick-off 14:05last_img read more

Eastern Europe takes best shot at filmmaking

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAs producers Ed Zwick and Pieter Jan Brugge explained, while searching for ideal sites, they looked for a setting that had thick forests and an urban landscape nearby. “We actually explored the location on the `Google Earth’ to see how the forest was accessible to the city center,” said Zwick, producer of such blockbusters as “The Last Samurai” and “Blood Diamond.” The two found no adequate settings around the Polish capital, Warsaw, and Romania’s forests are high in the mountains and too far away from Bucharest. So they chose Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital. For the post-communist economies of Eastern Europe, international movie production is a bonanza. Foreign movie productions brought some $76million to the Czech Republic in 2006, according to Dusana Chrenekova, spokeswoman for Barrandov Studios. VILNIUS, Lithuania – Ducking beneath a shower of bullets, three unshaven men in filthy overcoats jump out of a concealed forest dugout, dragging a heavy machine gun and shouting commands to fellow rebels. A brutal battle ensues between Nazi soldiers and resistance fighters under the leaden sky, and in the din – replete with explosions – the cattle in a neighboring village trample away in fright. But it’s all an illusion on the site of “Defiance,” a World War II action flick recounting the story of a Jewish resistance movement in the Polish-Belarussian forests. The $50million production, set for 2008 release, was a major victory for Lithuania, a country of 3.4million, which beat out bigger Poland and Romania as potential shooting sites. Eastern European movie sites are fighting for Hollywood cash with nearly as much ferocity as the fake battles in the movies. Bogdan Moncea, marketing director of Castel Film in Romania, said foreign film studios over the past five years have injected more than $183million into the economy. This year Castel Film produced “Adam Resurrected,” a Holocaust-related movie directed by Paul Schrader and starring Willem Dafoe and Jeff Goldblum, as well as “Mirrors,” a thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland. But times have changed. In the early 1990s, Eastern European cities could entice Hollywood producers with a simple combination of Old World charm and significant cost savings. Now they must dangle technology, experience and even tax reductions in order to lure the multimillion-dollar productions. In Hungary, the government has approved a huge tax break for movie productions, and the Romanians might follow suit. The incentives are paying off. Next year a slew of grade-A films shot in Eastern Europe – including “Transsiberian” with Woody Harrelson and Ben Kingsley – will be released. Competition among premier East European locations is stiff, and each studio does what it can to entice foreign productions – particularly now that the region has become considerably more expensive. MediaPro, a Romanian studio that recently produced Joel Schumacher’s horror flick “Town Creek,” estimates that filming costs are 20percent lower in Romania than in the Czech Republic. But Chrenekova of Barrandov Studios, which last year opened what it claims is Europe’s largest soundproof stage, measuring 44,800 square feet, cautions that you get what you pay for. “As far as Romania and Bulgaria, which are the cheapest places for moviemaking, they don’t have the proper infrastructure and lack the specialists we have,” she said. Ramunas Skikas, director of the Lithuanian film studios LKS, agrees that the final decision often boils down to funds. “Most of us (East European countries) offer similar scenery and quality of services, but the one thing that makes up filmmakers’ minds is the production cost,” Skikas said, adding that costs in Lithuania were 20percent lower than in competing East European countries. The Lithuanian countryside was used for the sweeping battle scenes in the TV miniseries “War and Peace,” based on Leo Tolstoy’s legendary novel. The four-part series, produced by several European countries, was first shown in October in Belgium. But as countries like Hungary and the Czech Republic catch up with Western Europe in terms of prices, government support can mean the difference – which is why Hungary now offers filmmakers a 20percent tax rebate. Incentives like these show to what extent countries are willing to go to keep producers returning and why filmmaking is here to stay. “In the digital age, production traveling is a given, and films will be made where they can best be served,” said Iain Smith, producer of “Cold Mountain,” a movie that was impugned by Hollywood filmmaker unions for being filmed entirely in Romania even though the subject matter was the U.S. Civil War. “In this, Eastern Europe has taught the Western nations a huge lesson,” he added. At one point the producers of “Defiance” had considered filming in Canada, but the cost factor canceled that option. “The reality of the labor market is such that it was less expensive (to film in Lithuania) than going to Canada,” Brugge said. In “Defiance,” a true story based on a book by Nechama Tec, four brothers by the name of Bielski escape from the clutches of the Nazis and begin rescuing other prisoners. Soon they establish an armed rebellion headquartered in underground forest dugouts. “This story probably for the first time depicts the Jewish people not … as passive beings who are marched into ghettos and deported into concentration camps,” said Zwick. The movie will allow viewers “to see the drama of someone who has been stripped of everything, is being hunted and becomes defiant,” he said. Both Zwick and Brugge said filming in Lithuania, which ended in October, had been an emotional experience, and that they would recommend the Baltic state to other producers. “In Hollywood, everything is more about the logistics – how to get the coolest plane or the coolest car for a film, whereas here often you have to make things and the physical skills (of) people are extraordinary in some cases,” Brugge said. “Being here has restored my faith in filmmaking.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Veterinarian killed in accident

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe Kansas native had owned American Veterinary Hospital in Simi Valley since 1975. He was a member of the Veterinary Medical Assistance Team, a disaster-response group composed of vets, technicians and support personnel who assist animals in natural disasters. For years he cared for Simi Valley Police and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department canines. Officers from as far away as Inglewood drove to the Tapo Street hospital. In the 1990s, Anderson created a canine trauma care class for dog handlers with the help of Lt. Sterling Johnson, then a Simi Valley police canine officer. Since, the two had taught the class throughout the United States and Canada, Johnson said. “He received hundreds of letters that said, `My dog is alive because of you,”‘ he said. “He cared about people and animals. He loved what he did and people loved him for it.” His veterinary support with response teams took him to the devastation of Sept. 11, 2001, and Hurricane Rita. He also assisted the Secret Service with their dogs during the 2001 presidential inauguration. “He would leave his practice here at a moment’s notice to help people and animals, and that’s what he did,” said hospital manager David Duntley, who worked with Anderson for 26 years. “He had a special place in his heart for canines and search-and-rescue dogs.” Office manager Vikki Raffaelli described the father of three as a workaholic who was very dedicated to animals. “He worked through lunch,” she said. “The animals came first.” On Wednesday, patients flooded the office with calls offering their condolences. “People are devastated,” Raffaelli said. “This was a man who couldn’t wait to wake up and go to work. Every day he would say, `God. I love veterinary medicine.”‘ Anderson is survived by his wife and three children. Funeral arrangements are pending. angie.valencia@dailynews.com (805) 583-7604160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – A beloved veterinarian who looked after police dogs and cared for animals during national disasters was killed when a tractor he was driving overturned and crushed him, authorities said Wednesday. John Howard Anderson, 61, was clearing brush from a hill on his Moorpark property Tuesday morning when the tractor overturned, ejecting him and pinning him underneath. Neighbors told police they heard the machine operating between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. Anderson’s body was discovered about 1:30 p.m. near his ranch on Bixby Road north of Balcom Canyon Road in Moorpark. “He was a one-of-a-kind veterinarian,” said Simi Valley police Officer Vince Allegra, who handles Hasko, one of Anderson’s patients. “We trusted our dogs’ lives with him. He will be hard to replace.” last_img