ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron has hailed Stafanie Taylor’s capture of the ICC Women’s Twenty20 International Cricketer of the Year award and says the honour will further boost women’s cricket in the region.The 24-year-old Taylor was on Wednesday honoured with the award for the year 2015 by cricket’s world governing body after dominating the international circuit with 340 runs from nine matches, including three half-centuries, during the period under review.”Stafanie has demonstrated that she is not just an excellent batter and bowler, but also a very good leader,” Cameron said.FANTASTIC JOB”She did a fantastic job when she took over the captaincy against Pakistan earlier this year and was immediately rewarded with a series victory.”This award will help raise the profile of women’s cricket in the West Indies, as it is further proof that young women in the Caribbean can rise to the top of the world in their chosen endeavour,” he added.The right-handed Taylor has been a prolific scorer for West Indies ever since making her debut as a 16-year-old in 2008. Such form landed her the ICC One-Day International (ODI) Player of the Year awards in 2011 and 2012.Last September, she was elevated to the post of captain and inspired her side to a 3-0 victory over touring Pakistan women in the T20 series and a 3-1 win in the ODI series.She plundered 261 runs at an average of 130 in the ODIs to earn the Player of the Series award.Cameron said Taylor had been an “outstanding representative and ambassador” throughout her career.”On behalf of the WICB and the various stakeholders in West Indies cricket, I want to extend congratulations to Stafanie on winning this major award on the ICC cricketing calendar,” Cameron noted.”She has been an outstanding representative and ambassador for West Indies from the first time she set foot on the international stage back in 2008, and she keeps getting better.”
Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, winner of the Heisman Trophy, kisses the trophy Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK — Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football.The brash, flag-planting Oklahoma quarterback became the sixth Sooner to the win Heisman on Saturday night in one of the most lopsided votes in the 83-year history of the award.ADVERTISEMENT View comments There is at least one more game to play for Mayfield, and maybe two. He and the Sooners will go into the playoff as a slight underdog against Georgia, which seems only appropriate for a player who has built his career on exceeding expectations.Asked what has been his best moment, Mayfield predictably answered: “It hasn’t happened yet.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James has 58th career triple-double; Cavs rally past 76ers Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Stanford running back Bryce Love was the runner-up, making it five second-place finishes for the Cardinal since 2009. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, last year’s Heisman winner, was third, the best finish by a returning winner since Tim Tebow of Florida in 2008.Mayfield received 732 first-place votes and 2,398 points. Love had 75 first-place votes and 1,300 points and Jackson received 47 and 793. Mayfield received 86 percent of the total points available, the third-highest percentage in Heisman history behind Ohio State’s Troy Smith (91.63 percent) in 2006 and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota (90.92) in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseMayfield is the third player to win the Heisman heading to the College Football Playoff. The second-ranked Sooners meet No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. He is the first senior to win the award since Smith and the first Heisman winner to begin his career as a walk-on since athletic scholarships started in the 1950s.“It’s been a tough journey,” Mayfield said during his acceptance speech. He choked back tears, thanking his parents and first-year Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ 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 Pretty good for a scrawny kid who grew up in Austin, Texas, rooting for Oklahoma, but did not receive a scholarship offer out of high school from either the hometown Longhorns or his beloved Sooners.At Lake Travis High School, Mayfield won a state championship at a school that regularly pumps out Division I quarterbacks. He received one offer from a Power Five program — Washington State.“There’s something to be said for having just good ol’ confidence in yourself,” Mayfield said. “Just true belief. My journey, like I said earlier is not over, but it’s about facing adversity. If there’s mistakes, being up front about it and then moving forward and being better in the future.”He walked-on at Texas Tech and started eight games as a freshman in 2013. With a glut of quarterbacks in Lubbock, Mayfield left and had only one school in mind. He walked-on again at Oklahoma.Mayfield thanked former Sooners coach Bob Stoops, who also was at the Best Buy Theater in midtown Manhattan, for welcoming a “chubby, unathletic kid into the program with open arms.” That was also Riley’s first season as Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator. The two have been a perfect match.“For any coach to have a chance for your guy to be standing here, to win the Heisman Trophy, and just to do it kind of at the end of such a long journey we’ve had together, it’s very special,” Riley said.Mayfield’s departure from Texas Tech was contentious. At first, he lost a year of eligibility, despite not being on scholarship. He eventually got that year back when the Big 12 tweaked its rules, but he never did let it go. For his last game against Texas Tech this season, he wore the “Traitor” T-shirt that some Red Raiders fans wore when he first returned to Lubbock with Oklahoma.Later in the year, it was Kansas — of all teams — that tried to get the volatile Mayfield off his game. Jayhawks captains refused to shake his hand during the pregame coin flip. They trash-talked Mayfield and even took a late hit at him. He responded by screaming profanities and making a lewd gesture that television cameras caught. That led to a public apology from Mayfield, his third this year.The first came after he was arrested in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in February for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing. He pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors and paid a $300 fine. The second came after that flag planting in Columbus, Ohio, after the Sooners beat the Buckeyes.Mayfield is an old-school Heisman winner. For decades, seniors dominated the Heisman, but over the last 10 years four juniors, four sophomores and two redshirt freshmen have won. By comparison, Mayfield has been around forever. He has played 47 college games. Only USC’s Carson Palmer with 50 had played more when he won his Heisman in 2002. “Tried to play it cool,” Mayfield said later. “That’s not my thing though. I’m a guy that wears his emotions on his sleeve.”Mayfield finished fourth in the Heisman voting two years ago and third last year. “It’s motivating for me to be the best in the country,” he said.Mayfield entered this season as one of the Heisman favorites and jumped toward the front of the pack when he led the Sooners to an early victory at Ohio State that he celebrated by planting the OU flag in the Horseshoe turf.He later apologized for that, but that has been Mayfield’s career. Spectacular play fueled by grudges, slights and trying to prove doubters wrong. Moxie is the word that gets attached to Mayfield often, but at times poor judgment has gotten him in trouble on and off the field.Those were really the only marks on Mayfield’s Heisman resume because his play has been consistently stellar. He has thrown for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns this season for the Big 12 champion Sooners (12-1). 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SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (2)Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (1)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (3)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (4)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (5)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (9)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (6)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (7)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (10)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (11)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (12)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (13)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (14)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (8)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (15)Joem Sabandal, guard, Adamson (17)Alex Visser, center, SHS-Ateneo de Cebu (21)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (16)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (18)Beirn Laurente, guard, UV (20)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (22)Joaqui Manuel, forward, Ateneo (19)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (23)Maui Cruz, guard, EAC (24)Every week, a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converge to come up with the weekly rankings to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments, together with the recently concluded NCAA competition.The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The top 24 players still on the board for the power rankings in early March will be picked to play in the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) High School All-Star Game later that month at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aside from the swap between the top studs, the top five remained largely intact with La Salle’s Joel Cagulangan, NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum of Mapua, and FEU’s L-Jay Gonzales still sitting pretty in their spots.One of this week’s biggest movers is newly-crowned UAAP juniors MVP CJ Cansino of University of Santo Tomas, who moved up to sixth place after dragging the Tiger Cubs to a fourth-place playoff against Adamson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBaby Falcons top gun Joem Sabandal also made the leap to 16, while Cebuano big man Alex Visser jumped to 17.Here is the complete list for the fifth week: MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases SJ Belangel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOTaking charge when it mattered the most for Ateneo, SJ Belangel moved past teammate Kai Sotto to take the No. 1 spot of this week’s Chooks-to-Go/National Basketball Training Center 24 Power Rankings.The senior floor general unleashed an awe-inspiring 31 points in the Blue Eaglets’ victory over NU Bullpups to complete a 14-0 sweep and propel his side to an outright Finals berth.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Coach Kerr takes backseat in Warriors rout of Suns Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.
GECOM caseNow that the Court of Appeal has granted an application to expedite the proceedings filed by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in relation to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) chairmanship case, the Attorney representing the Party is hoping that a decision could be made before the Local or General Elections.Anil Nandlall told Guyana Times that the matter was of significant importance, and the issues which the case raises strike at the heart of constitutional democracy and are intricately connected to peace, order and good governance in the country.Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall“It is important that the appeal be heard and determined, if not for the Local Government Elections, certainly in time for the national and regional elections…The reason being is that these matters should be conclusively settled in the legal system before those elections are held,” he explained.According to Nandlall, either party may want to take the matter to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) depending on the Court of Appeal’s ruling. He asserted that the appeal at the CCJ would need to be concluded in sufficient time for the 2020 elections to be held with a new chairman if necessary.Nandlall pointed to the scenario in Barbados where a person was prevented from being registered by the Chief Election Officer in that country. He recalled that that case started in January and by May the entire case was finished, from the High Court to the Court of Appeal to the CCJ, in time for the recent elections in Barbados.The Court of Appeal on Friday, July 27 granted an application to expedite the proceedings filed by PPP Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha, who appealed the High Court ruling that upheld President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of GECOM.At the first hearing, Mustapha’s legal team, led by Nandlall, had applied for the matter to be expedited given the importance of the case. That application was granted by Acting Chancellor Justice Yonnette Cummings-Edwards, who agreed that the matter was one of “national importance”.However, this was not before the court heard arguments from both parties.Attorney General Basil Williams argued that the hearing of the appeal should be postponed to after the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), which were already set, and monies spent for preparations. However, Nandlall, a former Attorney General himself, dismissed those arguments, saying that the Local Government polls could always be rescheduled and pointing out that it was a concern.After hearing the arguments of the two sides, Justice Cummings-Edwards set October 4 as the soonest possible date for hearing the case. During this time, the parties will have to file their submissions with regard to the appeal case and the acting Chancellor urged them “to observe the timelines”.The acting Chancellor in her ruling on the ‘expedite request’ said that “…a hearing of the appeal should be conducted in a relatively short space of time …This is not to say we are not mindful of other matters that are before us, but such matters of national importance have been dealt with before”.Shortly after the hearing, Nandlall told reporters that he was pleased with the court’s decision, since the matter could have been fixed at a much later date. And Williams indicated to media operatives that he would be ready with his submissions, since they would be premised on the same arguments he proffered in court, stating that President Granger properly appointed the GECOM Chair and that acting Chief Justice Roxane George confirmed that appointment in her ruling last month.However, he was adamant that with November 12 already set as the date for the LGE this year, the appeal proceeding would not affect it. However, Nandlall contended that no monies were spent and that it would in no way affect the elections.After rejecting three lists of nominees submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, President Granger went ahead and unilaterally appointed Justice Patterson as Chairman of GECOM. This decision had been, and continues to be, the centre of contention and debate, especially among civil society.In fact, it was as a result of this that the PPP Executive Secretary approached the High Court to challenge the appointment. But on June 8, 2018, acting Chief Justice George had ruled that the Constitution of Guyana allowed for the President to unilaterally appoint someone to fill the position of GECOM Chair. As such, Mustapha earlier this month filed legal proceedings to appeal the High Court decision.
For the first time in several years, Guyana last year abstained from voting on a United Nations Resolution in favour of a moratorium on the death penalty.A section of the panellists who attended the high-level meetingGuyana’s position has taken the international community by surprise, since, previously, the country voted against the death penalty ban.In fact, the United Nations Biennial High-Level Panel on the death penalty, which met last week in Geneva, said it has taken note of Guyana’s decision to abstain from voting while Melinda Janki, a member of the High Level Panel, described Guyana’s move as a ‘success’.Though the death penalty is still enshrined in Guyana’s laws, the last execution was done in 1997. As of February 2017, there were 25 persons on death row. The death penalty is directly linked to the period of colonialism but while it still obtains in some Commonwealth countries, the United Kingdom amended its laws in 1965 to eliminate it.Janki, according to a press statement, condemned the death penalty as barbaric and said that “like slavery, the death penalty says that some people are less than others”. She reminded countries that the Dutch and British colonial powers in Guyana used the death penalty to terrorise enslaved Africans and that even today inequality was hardwired into Caribbean societies. She also pointed out that the death penalty was also applied in a discriminatory way.According to her, in the English-speaking Caribbean, death sentences tend not to be imposed on the rich and powerful, but only on the poor and the powerless, the illiterate, the under-educated and the mentally challenged.“Unlike the rich who could secure top-quality legal representation, the marginalised were often left with mediocre legal representation and a serious risk of wrongful conviction,” she highlighted.Janki pointed out that States had an obligation to protect all of their citizens not just those people who Governments and Judges believed should be protected.She added that: “Even the United States of America, which is such a rich and powerful country, is now infamous for the number of innocent people who have been sentenced to death in its courts.”Last December, some 121 States, including Dominica, voted in favour of the UN resolution for a global moratorium on executions, while 32 countries, including Guyana and Antigua and Barbuda, abstained.According to the UN, 35 States, including China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, and US, which voted against the resolution, are clearly out of step with the global trend towards abolition.
A 70-year-old woman was early Sunday morning burnt to death after fire engulfed her Lot 90 Hope Street, Enmore, East Coast Demerara home.The dead woman was identified as Banmattie John.The ruins of John’s home after the fireThe ruins of John’s home after the fireDead: Banmattie JohnThe fire reportedly started around 02:30h Sunday and quickly engulfed the small two-storey wooden structure.Firefighters were summoned, but by the time they arrived the building was already destroyed.The woman who lived alone was being cared for by her two daughters who lived a short distance from her.There was no electricity connected to the building.Speaking with Guyana Times, one of the daughters, Lilawattie John said in the wee hours of Sunday she was informed by her sister about the tragedy.“This morning ‘bout 2:30 me sister call me and tell me that my mother house on fire and she inside the house and she a burn in the house. By time me reach here, the fire done deh big already,” the woman’s daughter recalled.John said she and her sister had earlier gone over and ensured that the elderly woman retired to bed.“Last night we carry food and look after she and so, and see she go up in the house and go in she bed and so. But she does light a small (kerosene) lamp. She get a battery lamp, but when the battery charging done, the small lamp does continue, but I don’t know what happen,” the distraught woman told Guyana Times.The daughter noted that she or her sister would usually light the small lamp and properly secure it before leaving and on Saturday evening that was exactly the case.“She nah does light the lamp, a me does light and, and sometime she (the other daughter) does light it and left she, I light it last night and make sure everything ok and then me and my sister left,” she recalled.It is believed that the elderly woman, who had poor eyesight, may have accidentally knocked over the lamp, causing the blaze.However, this theory has not yet been confirmed as the Fire Service is continuing its investigations.
A routine check by local law enforcement agents on a container on the John Fernandes Limited Wharf resulted in the discovering of over one thousand pounds of compressed marijuana.This was confirmed by Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unity (CANU) James Singh on Tuesday. He told Guyana Times that the narcotic amounted to 1276 pounds and was found in a container that arrived in Guyana since mid-May on the vessel MV Fouma.According to reports, agents from the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) Drug Enforcement Unit and the Container Control Programme (CCP) were inspecting the container which was said to be carrying heavy-duty machinery, when the marijuana was found in several packets.The container contained sawmill equipment as well. This newspaper understands that the container, destined for Guyana, arrived here on May 16 from Jamaica but had originated from the United States.Several persons, including the owner of the container, are being questioned in relation to the bust.A routine check by local law enforcement agents on a container on the John Fernandes Limited Wharf resulted in the discovering of over one thousand pounds of compressed marijuana.This was confirmed by Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unity (CANU) James Singh on Tuesday. He told Guyana Times that the narcotic amounted to 1276 pounds and was found in a container that arrived in Guyana since mid-May on the vessel MV Fouma.According to reports, agents from the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) Drug Enforcement Unit and the Container Control Programme (CCP) were inspecting the container which was said to be carrying heavy-duty machinery, when the marijuana was found in several packets.The container contained sawmill equipment as well. This newspaper understands that the container, destined for Guyana, arrived here on May 16 from Jamaica but had originated from the United States.Several persons, including the owner of the container, are being questioned in relation to the bust.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John native, Dennis Robertson, will be at the Pomeroy Sport Centre this Saturday, July 13, to present the American Hockey Leauge’s Calder Cup.On June 8, Robertson and the Charlotte Checkers beat the Chicago Wolves 5-3 to win the final series of the AHL 4-1, clinching the Calder Cup.Robertson has played five seasons for Charlotte and this year had played 49 games in the regular season.- Advertisement -In 2011, Robertson was drafted in the 6th round, 173rd overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs.Robertson and the Calder Cup will be at the Pomeroy Sport Centre this Saturday, July 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
By City News Service The body of a man who jumped from a pier in Long Beach and drowned as his family was scattering the ashes of his mother-in-law was recovered Saturday after several days of searching, officials said. The body of Melvin Monte Rabb, 27, of Long Beach, was recovered by divers with sonar gear, said Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Will Nash. Rabb jumped from the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier on Tuesday afternoon as his family spread his mother-in-law’s ashes on what would have been her 31st wedding anniversary, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. A fisherman who tried to rescue Rabb after he jumped also drowned. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Rabb had said he would swim ashore and did not make it, Nash said. 160Want 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita In July, the road’s southern end was reopened on a limited basis: commuters were allowed to drive a roughly graded 1.8-mile dirt section in early mornings and evenings, led by a pilot vehicle. The road closed during the day, at night and on weekends. While construction work will continue on the new road section, county officials said it has progressed to the point where the pilot car is no longer needed and traffic can proceed unescorted 24 hours a day. Through March, motorists will have to take turns crossing a one-lane Los Angeles Department of Water and Power powerhouse bridge that the new route is temporarily using. “There’s going to be a one-lane bridge where people are going to have to stop and yield,” Los Angeles County Department of Public Works spokesman Ken Pellman said. ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Storm-damaged San Francisquito Canyon Road will reopen this evening to two-way traffic, though a temporary bottleneck will persist for at least several weeks at a one-lane bridge. Starting 5 p.m. Friday, a rerouted road section built since last winter’s storms between Saugus and the mountain hamlet of Green Valley will be opened to unrestricted traffic. “We have thousands of commuters that utilize this vital road on a daily basis,” said Tony Bell, an aide to Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who has been pushing for the road’s rapid reopening. Used by Antelope Valley commuters and Lake Hughes, Lake Elizabeth and Green Valley residents to get to Santa Clarita, San Francisquito Canyon Road was closed in January 2005 after storms wiped out hundreds of yards of pavement. A two-lane bridge – using three railroad flatcars as support – is expected to be open by the end of March. Sometime before then, traffic will be stopped completely for two weeks while the new bridge is put into service. Officials said they will post a notice in advance of the closure to warn motorists of the exact dates. During the two-week closure, motorists will have to use Lake Hughes Road, Bouquet Canyon Road or another alternate route between Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley. County officials changed the 1.8-mile section to get the road out of a low-lying area that is easily flooded. The new route crosses a hillside west of San Francisquito Creek, avoiding a marshy area, a narrow canyon and two bridges damaged by last winter’s storms. Moving the route and repairing other storm damage – as well as reconstructing pavement damaged by heavy construction equipment rolling along it – is expected to cost about $7.5 million, of which some $5.5 million will be paid by the state and federal governments. The $7.5 million price tag includes $3.7 million to $3.9 million for a permanent bridge to replace the railroad flatcar bridge, which is expected to cost about $350,000. The permanent bridge is expected to be built a few feet upstream from the railroad flatcar bridge after county officials receive federal and state approval for the design and environmental studies. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!