Walsh to manage Under-15 WI squad

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Former West Indies and Jamaica captain Courtney Walsh will manage the 14-member West Indies Under-15 squad which will tour England later the month.The coach will be Robert Samuels who is also a former Jamaica and West Indies player. The team management unit is completed by Floyd Reifer (assistant coach) and Beverly Nelson (Physiotherapist).The tour, which runs from August 21-31, has been organised following an invitation from the England Barmy Army Colts.”The tour has the potential to become an annual event depending on its success this year,” said manager, Cricket Operations of the WICB Roland Holder.”This will provide our younger players with the opportunity to showcase their skills against their peers from another country. It will serve as a great tool for talent identification and development for our 15-year-old players,” Holder added.The tour includes a series of limited-overs matches comprising 50 overs-a-side, 45 overs-a-side and Twenty20 including an opportunity to play at the spiritual home of the game, Lord’s, against the Chris Gayle Academy on Monday, August 24.”There is a lot of excitement about the emerging West Indies talent that will be on display and this has added something extra to the normal fixture schedule,” said Mark Stear, the director of the England Barmy Army Colts.”We hope that this is the start of an annual invitation to the West Indies Under-15s.”The captain of the WICB Under-15 Invitational squad will be named at a later date.SQUAD: Collin Barlow, Joshua Bishop, Kilano Brathwaite, Dane Edwards, Johnnel Eugene, Kirstan Kallicharran, Joshua Persaud, Nico Reifer, Dominik Samuels, Raewin Senior, Kevin Sinclair, Crystian Thurton, Sanjay Williams, Nyeem Younglast_img read more

Matthysse reminds Buboy of Pacquiao’s former foes

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ In fact, Matthysse reminds Fernandez of a combination of Pacquiao’s former foes.READ: Matthysse ‘100 percent confident’ he will beat PacquiaoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Velasquez. [His style is like] Hector Velasquez then, the way he moves in the ring is (Brandon) Rios,” said Fernandez in Filipino on Tuesday.Fernandez even went on to compare Matthysse to Marquez, who was Pacquiao’s kryptonite during his seemingly unstoppable run from one weight class to another that began in his US debut in 2001 when he scored a sixth-round stoppage of Lehlo Ledwaba for the IBF super bantamweight title. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES UP Maroons fly to Serbia for training ahead of UAAP season 81 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP PromotionsKUALA LUMPUR — Manny Pacquiao has had multiple fights with several fighters including a four-part series with Juan Manuel Marquez.Pacquiao faces Lucas Matthysse for the first time but the Argentine champion isn’t an entirely different opponent that head trainer Buboy Fernandez hasn’t seen before.ADVERTISEMENT “Maybe his counterpunching is like Marquez because based from what I’m seeing, what they really want to work on is the timing.”READ: ‘Comfortable’ Matthysse calls Malaysia home as Pacquiao fight nearsMatthysse hopes to emulate Marquez’s blueprint that worked wonders against Pacquiao.Marquez, the wily Mexican, timed Pacquiao perfectly with a one-punch knockout only a second left in the sixth round of their fourth meeting in 2012.Pacquiao and Matthysse headlines “The Fight of Champions” on Sunday at Axiata Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Ex-NBA Warriors guard Young arrested in Hollywood – reports

first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Young, nicknamed “Swaggy P,” has played 11 seasons in the NBA. He spent four seasons with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers before joining the Warriors last season.According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Young was stopped for an unspecified traffic violation and released on $10,000 bail early Saturday morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Young, whose car was impounded, is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles municipal court on September 19.Young averaged 7.3 points and 1.6 rebounds a game last season for the Warriors. For his NBA career, Young has averaged 11.4 points and 2.0 rebounds a game. /cbb FILE – In this March 26, 2018 file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Nick Young (6) celebrates during Game 6 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif. Los Angeles police say NBA free agent Young was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation late Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Police say Young was arrested for for delaying an investigation, a misdemeanor, alleging Young didn’t obey the officers, became upset and caused a delay. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)LOS ANGELES, United States – NBA free agent guard Nick Young, who helped the Golden State Warriors win last season’s title, was arrested at a Hollywood traffic stop Friday night, according to multiple reports Saturday.Young, a 33-year-old American swingman, was apprehended on obstruction of justice charges for refusing to cooperate with police, according to the Los Angeles Times, TMZ, ESPN and multiple Los Angeles television reports.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Another day, another bronze 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 awardlast_img read more

Court Slaps PUL Elections with ‘Injunction’

first_imgActivities marking the second tri-annual congress of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) were interrupted on Saturday, November 9th, after the Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice, issued a writ of injunction on the union’s leadership.The Buchanan congress was held under the theme, “Standing for Press Freedom and Professional Journalism.”An injunction is a writ granted by a court of equity whereby one is required to do or refrain from doing a specified act.As in the case of the PUL elections, slated for Saturday in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, the court acted upon the receipt of the judge’s orders whereby two members of the Union, who had been disqualified by the PUL elections committee, requested the Civil Law Court to put off the elections until the matter had been properly looked into by the Court.Messrs W. Omecee Johnson, vice presidential candidate and J. Cholo Brooks, presidential candidate of the PUL, petitioned the court for a declarative judgment against the president of the PUL, Peter Quaqua, Prof. James Wolo, chairman, PUL 2013 Elections Commission, and the Commission’s members, Misses Elsie A. Zokar, secretary, and Wede Williams, Sam O. Dean and Mr.  Lewis T. Togbah, Sr. The PUL stated that Messrs Johnson and Brooks had been  disqualified based on Article 4, Section 1 of the PUL constitution, which says full membership of the PUL shall be granted to Liberian Journalists who hold degree (s) in Journalism or Mass Communications from a recognized institution of higher learning and have practiced journalism for two years.Under this constitutional clause, PUL Elections officials argued that Mr. Brooks had submitted  questionable academic credentials, while Mr. Johnson had reportedly not practiced as a journalist with any media house in the country. The two disqualified candidates, however, petitioned the court that Section 43.2 of the Civil Procedure Law captioned “Construction of Writings and Statutes” provides that, “Any person interested under a deed, will, contract, or other writings constituting a contract, or whose rights, status, or other legal relations are affected by a statute…..may have determined, any question of construction or validity arising under the instrument, statute or other relation thereafter, etc.” Also, the petitioners, as members of the PUL, said they are in good-standing as evidenced by their preliminary qualification by the Union’s Elections Commission to contest for the positions of vice president and president.The two men further argued that the PUL—under the leadership of the chairman and members of PUL’s Elections Committee—without any cause, disqualified petitioners and denied the exercise of their rights to contest, purporting to rely on the PUL Revised Constitution and By-Laws, adopted October 10, 2009. In so doing, the Union, through its officers, sought to disenfranchise them of their rights to contest the above-mentioned positions. The case is yet to be assigned for hearing, but Mr. Quaqua has announced that he would consult the PUL legal team on the way forward.“We will ensure that the case is legally fought, as we are not deterred by any threats or intimidation from any quarter whatsoever.”DramaThe drama erupted at around 10 a.m. when the proceedings at the Buchanan Fair Grounds were disrupted following the emergence of the bailiff from the court, who entered the meeting hall unannounced to serve the writ.Before, the bailiff or the court sheriff could enter the main hall; Mr. Quaqua had announced the cancellation of all other proceedings, urging the delegates assembled to go ahead with the elections of officers for the next three years. The appearance of the bailiff was welcomed with mixed reactions from members and officials of the Union; some had opted for a debate before the conduct of the elections, while others agreed with Mr. Quaqua’s suggestion to speed up the elections before the writ could be served.However, the writ was served on the respondents and a return made to the Court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia Leaves for WAFU U-20 Tournament in Guinea

first_imgFlashback: Players of the Liberia U-20 National Team at ATS. A 26-man Liberia Football Association (LFA) delegation on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 left Monrovia for Conakry to take part in this year’s West African Football Union (Wafu) under-20 Nations Cup finals in Guinea.Muscat FC President Charles Massaley heads the delegation, which includes head coach Robert Lartey, deputy coach Cooper Sannah and goalkeeping coach Robertson Waner.Ebenezer Barclay, Melvin Jerry, Ezekiel Sunday Doekpa and Prince Teah will serve as administrative manager, medic, kitman and caretaker respectively.Liberia international Ashley Williams leads an 18-man squad following a ‘justify your inclusion’ trials, which started at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on Thursday, November 12.Goalkeeper Williams burst unto prominence from last year’s edition when Liberia lost 2-1 to The Gambia in the grand-finale at the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports complex on May 5, 2018.The trials were under the supervision of LFA technical director Henry Browne, Liberia head coach Peter Butler and Lartey, who guided Liberia at the 2019 Wafu Nations Cup finals in Senegal.United States-based Kanibah Kutu-Akoi of Philadelphia Lone Star FC, who played for Niagara County Community College (NCCC), is in the squad, having footed his own bills for the trials.Defenders Ben Benaiah and Jeremy Saygbe and midfielder Marlon Harrison were pre-selected along with five players from the Wafu squad that competed in Senegal.They include defenders Daniel Paye, Josephus Mantor and William Seigeh, midfielder Rufus Padmore and striker Mark Karley.Browne, Lartey and Butler jointly-decided not to include five of the 22 players, who were selected by the latter from a three-day tournament in Ganta, Nimba County, and encamped at a technical center in Caresburg.The technical crew will decide the best way to expose the five players before taking them to a competition of such nature.Liberia have been drawn in Group ‘B’ along with The Gambia, Mali and Guinea Bissau.The draw, which took place in Conakry on November 6, placed Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone in Group ‘A.’The tournament kicks-off on November 24 when Senegal take on Sierra Leone at 3:30 p.m. and Guinea welcome Mauritania at 5:30 p.m.The Gambia will entertain Mali at 3:30 p.m., and Liberia will knock boots with Guinea Bissau on November 25.Liberia will then take on The Gambia on November 27 and Mali on December 2 to decide their fate in the semi-finals.The local organizing committee is yet to name the venues for the tournament. However, matches are expected to be played at the 50,000-seater Stade de Nongo and 25,000-capacity Stade du Septembre 28 in Conakry.The 5,000-seater Stade Régional Saifoullaye Diallo in Labe, which is the administrative capital of Fouta Djallon region and second largest city in Guinea, is expected to be used as the training ground.The grand-finale will be played on December 8.Full Under-20 squadGoalkeepers: Ashley Williams and Jimmy Dorbor (LISCR FC)Defenders: Jeremy Saygbe and John Momo (LISCR FC); William Seigeh (BYC-II), Ben Benaiah (Nimba United), Daniel Paye (Bea Mountain) and Josephus Mantor (Nimba Kwado)Midfielders: Marlon Harrison and Edward Ledlum (LISCR FC); Rufus Padmore (BYC-II), Festus Blapoh (Monrovia Club Breweries), Morris Konneh (LPRC Oilers), Frederick Dennis (Tony FC) and Alvin Gbotoe (BYC-II).Strikers: Mark Karley (LISCR FC), Jestino Jackson (BYC-II) and Kanibah Kutu-Akoi (Philadelphia Lone Star FC, United States of America).Source: Liberia Football Association.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lights. Camera. No action

first_imgIn a weird juxtaposition of L.A.’s notorious traffic and its legendary filmmakers, hundreds of motorists are videotaping their experiences on the region’s roadways and posting them online. In one video posted on YouTube.com, two buddies duel with toy swords as their cars sit side by side in a jam on the 405 Freeway. Another motorist created a two-minute monologue comparing the experience of sitting in traffic to the five stages of grief. One motorist’s frustration is palpable as she holds up her camera cell phone while driving, creating a six-second clip and saying, “Los Angeles traffic: It’s as bad as you ever heard.” While law enforcement officials condemn the activities as dangerous – and often illegal – experts say people are turning to video as they search for answers to the madness on the roads. “Los Angeles has some of the worst traffic in the world,” said James David Ballard, a sociology professor at California State University, Northridge. “It’s in response to that particular reality. It’s people coming to grips with their circumstances.” Encountering a bottleneck on the Sepulveda Pass, for instance, Eric Swiss pulled out his camera and recorded the scene around him. He called it the quintessential Los Angeles movie – one that goes on for miles. “If you get frustrated about it, it’s going to get you,” said Swiss, 32. “It’s part of life in L.A. You might as well turn it into something useful.” Given that nearly everyone in Los Angeles is an aspiring filmmaker, it’s not surprising that self-expression comes in the form of clever camera work. Video after video shows life on the jam-packed Ventura, San Diego and Hollywood freeways, along with a commentary about dealing with it. In one short, a guy gets up on the hood of his car and dances. In another, two hipsters with long dangling earrings ignore the traffic whizzing by on the Ventura Freeway as they sing and shimmy in their seats to a popular tune. Making the videos is a healthy way to alleviate stress, particularly the type that develops in traffic jams, where motorists have no way to deal with pumping adrenaline, said Martha Beck, a Phoenix-based life coach, adding that tension levels drop if drivers can focus on something else. “It’s not the traffic that’s causing the frustration so much as your interpretation of it,” she said. “Your mind is telling you, `I’m going to be late.’ “If you can shift that storytelling of the mind – such as making a YouTube movie – immediately your stress level will go down.” Still, while some are busy making these videos, there’s also a solid audience watching, responding and connecting to them. They are armchair critics of an experience they know all too well. After one clip shot from atop a Westside high-rise showing cars lined up along Wilshire Boulevard, one sympathizing fellow wrote: “A day has not gone by that I do not regret going to UCLA for this simple reason. I probably could of earned a second degree in the extra time I had to spend in traffic going to and from.” Beck said viewers are drawn to the videos because traffic remains an unsolved problem for them. Attention is naturally drawn to situations that are not resolved, because people are looking for answers. “Traffic is a problem people don’t feel capable of solving on their own,” Beck said. “They want to commiserate and pay attention to it wherever they see it.” Like any moviegoer, this audience expects good entertainment with the traffic documentaries. So when one man posted an ordinary view of cars moving along on the 101 Freeway in Agora Hills, he was pummeled by visitors to the site. “Why in the hell would you put this video on YouTube?” wrote one. But 35-year-old Abu Danish said he made the movie to prove that cars actually do move on L.A.’s freeways, although out-of-town friends hesitate to visit because of the traffic. “I said, `Why just blame L.A?”‘ Danish said. “If you go to downtown Chicago, traffic doesn’t move. If you go to San Francisco, traffic doesn’t move. It happens everywhere.” sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Controlled burns set for Peace Region forests near Fort St. John, Chetwynd

first_imgThe project is authorized by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources and conducted by the Wildfire Management Branch.The burns are being rolled out in several stages and range between 500 to 2,000 hectares in size, according to the ministry.“These controlled burns will cover about 10,000 hectares and will help meet wildlife management objectives by improving winter range for ungulates (e.g., moose, deer and elk) and promoting the growth of high-quality forage,” writes the ministry. “The introduction of high-intensity prescribed burns in the spring is intended to help restore natural grasslands and early seral habitat.”- Advertisement -The forests included in the Peace Region burns are Bear Flat and Wilder Creek, Moberly River, Pine River, and Coldstream Creek.“These prescribed burns and others may be visible from nearby communities such as Fort St. John, Chetwynd and Hudson’s Hope,” the ministry warns.The ministry concludes by assuring that trained wildfire personnel will be monitoring the fires at all times.Advertisement The burns begin April 20, 2015 and are expected to continue into June 7, 2015.last_img read more

Carr pushes electric cars

first_imgHe’s argued, “Our policy objective is that Canada should be an exporter of LNG on both the east and west coasts, and the geography is favorable to a Canadian Japanese relationship.”That could be a message within a message, since Japan is one of the five partners in the Petronas led consortium behind the Pacific Northwest LNG project.The long-delayed federal project decision is to a large extent believed tied, to pipeline construction opposition, but Carr offered nothing new on that front.Instead, he argued again the way in which the previous Harper government went about trying to get pipeline approval didn’t work. His government hopes to learn from that, and make a decision on pipeline construction before the end of this year.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — In Japan, the Trudeau government has continued its delicate clean energy versus oil and gas industry development act at the 42 G-7 Summit of nations, said to represent nearly two-thirds of the net global wealth.According to a Reuters report, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr has told the Summit, despite Canada’s economic pain associated with the industry slump, his government sees it as an opportunity to prepare for a transition phase in the energy economy.He says the recently-tabled Trudeau government budget will invest significantly in this transition through green technologies and infrastructure, as well as electric vehicles.- Advertisement -That noted it should be remembered that some of the G-7 members, like Germany and Japan benefit from cheaper oil prices because they’re major auto producing countries.However, they’re also dealing with fuel consumption and emissions scandals and Germany announced just last week the launch of a 4,000 euro-per-electric-vehicle subsidy.Meantime, Carr has also suggested while going green his government is also bullish on Canadian LNG industry development.Advertisementlast_img read more

Thank you

first_imgRe “Calling all turkeys” (Editorial, Nov. 11): As the director of the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, I want to thank the business community and residents of the San Fernando Valley for their responsiveness to a Daily News’ report that we were short on turkeys for our Great Thanksgiving Banquet. In a week, we received over 500 turkeys. Within our organization, we served nearly 1,800 meals to the homeless and needy. Special thanks goes to L.A. City Councilman Tony C rdenas, Jon’s Market, Interstate Poultry, Secret Garden Restaurant, Whole Foods Market, Eastern Poultry, Rage Against the Machine, and the set of “Desperate Housewives.” The citizens of Los Angeles should be grateful to the city’s Planning Department planner, John Chiang, for carelessly misdialing a developer’s telephone number and leaving the following message on an unknown answering machine: “You will have the council office’s support and our support. You’ll win the appeal no matter what, OK?” Chiang has brought to light what is going on behind closed doors in City Hall. This new light of alleged collusion between our city’s Planning Department and developers should be enough to demand an independent audit of these offices and individuals. – Fred Peters Burbank `Peace’ parity Israel is considering or has released over 400 Palestinians as a goodwill gesture. I haven’t heard of the Palestinians making any such gestures. Their militants are still holding three kidnapped Israeli soldiers. Will the so-called peace meeting in Annapolis this week end up being the usual concessions by Israel and nothing by the Arabs? I hope that Bush and Rice don’t pressure Israel into anything that will lessen its safety and security. I would also like to see Bush and Rice pressure the Arabs into releasing the soldiers they are now holding. – Gene Goodwein Van Nuys Faith matters Re “Huckabee’s faith matter of concern” (Comment, Nov. 21): Contrary to Richard Cohen’s assertions, strong beliefs and the faith that shapes them are important positives. Should you vote for Mike Huckabee, who has a strong moral compass, honestly states his positions, and can be trusted to implement honest policies, or someone who will flip-flop, lie and say or do anything just to get elected? Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama gave us a rare glimpse of who they really are when unable to answer a direct yes or no question about issuing driver licenses to illegal aliens. The answer? They don’t know who they really are. Huckabee does. – Steve Koraly Westlake Village Honest coin Re “A flop” (Your opinions, Nov. 25): If, as Ruth Farrington said, “In God we trust” were not on the Madison dollar, it would be an honest coin. Because like millions of Americans “we” don’t believe or trust in gods. Long ago, when the dollar was as good as gold, we could have said “In gold we trust.” But Nixon completely disconnected the dollar from gold, and now it’s in free-fall with neither gold nor God holding it up. – Ernst F. Ghermann Winnetka Still a criminal Re “Man illegally entering U.S. rescues boy” (Nov. 25): Crossing our border and entering the U.S. illegally is a crime and makes those who do so criminals. Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada thinks Jesus Manuel Cordova’s (an illegal alien) action in saving a boy in the Arizona desert “should remind people not to quickly characterize illegal immigrants as criminals.” Have I got this right? An Arizona law-enforcement officer thinks a good deed or compassionate act changes the criminal’s status of a criminal? Note to Estrada: Give the man a cookie and do your job by sending him back to the country he came from, or at least turn him over to ICE. – William Rush Woodland Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsI stand in awe of people’s willingness to reach out and help their fellow man. On behalf of those we serve, thank you. – Ken Craft North Hollywood Dialing for dollars Re “Misdial shows how things work in City Hall” (Editorial, Nov. 25): last_img

Texas plans to separate abusers in evacuations

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe intent, he said, is to make sure vulnerable residents aren’t victimized during the evacuation process. He also said that state officials will be able to segregate undesirable evacuees, even in the chaos of an emergency. “We’ll be able to do it,” Colley said. “We’ll have procedures, and we’re not going to advertise what they are.” After Hurricane Katrina, about 1,700 parolees didn’t check in with authorities in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. “We’re all entitled to privacy, but we’re not entitled to anonymity,” Colley said. AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who board buses to evacuate during the next hurricane or other emergency will first have to submit to criminal background checks, the state’s emergency management director said. The policy is an attempt to keep sex offenders and fugitives from boarding evacuation buses with children, the elderly and the disabled, said Jack Colley, the chief of the state’s Division of Emergency Management. No sex offenders or other criminals will be left behind in an evacuation, but they will be evacuated on different buses. “This will allow us to help them evacuate. We’re not going to leave anyone,” Colley said. last_img read more