Smith, Thompson headline Women’s hoops Hall of Fame class

first_imgBarry won over 500 games at Colorado and Cincinnati and was Big Eight Coach of the Year four times.Battaglia coached for 38 years in New Jersey and an inductee of the state’s Hall of Fame. She won 702 games.The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame also will honor the Women’s Professional Basketball League, which operated from 1979-81 in the U.S., as part of the “Trailblazers of the Game” display at the Hall of Fame.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Connecticut Assoc. Head Coach Chris Dailey shouts instructions from the bench in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Storrs, Conn. It was announced Monday night that Dailey will be an inductee into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. UConn won 69-58. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)STORRS, Conn. — Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and Chamique Holdsclaw headline the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class for 2018 announced Monday.The three former WNBA stars were eligible for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Snow Queen: Kim dominates to take gold in women’s halfpipe LATEST STORIES Thompson won four consecutive championships with the Houston Comets after getting drafted first in the inaugural 1997 WNBA draft. She was the league’s No. 1 all-time scorer until being passed by Diana Taurasi last year.“I am extremely honored to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. It is a true privilege to have my name reside in the home where so many of the greats of our game are housed,” said Thompson, who played at Southern California. “As a young girl, little did I know how good old-fashioned hard work and passion would affect my life in such a grand way. Fabulous indeed.”Holdsclaw was the all-time leading scorer and rebounder at Tennessee and led the Lady Vols to three straight NCAA championships from 1996-98.Dailey has been at UConn since Geno Auriemma took over in 1985. She’s helped the team win 11 national championships and over 1,000 games. DeMoss has won over 800 games as an assistant at Tennessee and LSU.“I think that it’s a reflection just on being able to acknowledge the contributions of everyone, whether it’s a high school coach, a player or a college coach. It’s an honor to be the first (assistant) and to go in with Mickie DeMoss, I think that’s fitting,” Dailey said. “You know we’ve battled each other for a long time and we’re good friend and it just seems like it’s a fitting move.”ADVERTISEMENT Joining them in the seven-member class are former Colorado coach Ceal Barry, longtime assistants Chris Dailey and Mickie DeMoss and longtime New Jersey high school and college coach Rose Marie Battaglia. Dailey and DeMoss are the first two assistant coaches to get into the Hall.The group will be enshrined on June 9 at the Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee.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 folkSmith was a three-time Olympic gold medalist, former Ohio State star, and led the Detroit Shock to two WNBA championships in 2006 and 2008. She’s fifth on the WNBA’s all-time scoring list.“I am humbled and honored to be chosen as a member of such a prestigious group of athletes who have given their all for this game we love,” Smith said. “Basketball has taken me from Logan, Ohio to places I never would have dreamed. I am grateful to everyone who has touched my life through this sport. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Irregular Tuesday at GECOM

first_imgDear Editor,The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is again unavailable, reminiscent of his unavailability on Nomination Day. Whispers by persons not wishing to be quoted reveal that he has gone to court, but which court? Calls to his mobile phone go unanswered.So, I call Mr Anil Nandlall who appears in both matters filed in Georgetown and Berbice, only to find out that the Berbice matter is being heard at 14:00h so I conclude that that is where the CEO has gone apparently since morning. No one can say that he was at work earlier.There is a hive of activity in the compound. The printed ballots have arrived and boxes are being opened as they have been since 2 pm yesterday all through the night up to almost 4 am. The newly sworn-in DCEO is ostensibly supervising, although she seems somewhat out of her league, and ballots are being extracted as per constituencies, in all 80 Local Authority Areas (LAAs). Scrutineers from the PPP/C have been present throughout the exercise yesterday and today they have been joined by scrutineers from other stakeholders. The Auditor, Malika Gibson, from all reports, seems to have her act together and is doing a good job.Otherwise, an onlooker can be forgiven for describing the whole exercise as chaotic. The activity is in preparation for the enveloping of ballots for members of the Disciplined Services – Army, Police and Prison – who are listed to vote on D-day which is November 2, 2018, and amazingly, as of 1:30 pm today, the lists are yet to be shared with the stakeholders contesting the LGE! And there are people who still wonder why there is no trust in GECOM’s ability to get it right!The exercise is being conducted using a list of ballot stations and the numbers of persons from each constituency of each LAA, so the ballots are being extracted from the sealed boxes as per the numbers on that list.Commissioner Benn, having witnessed the chaos last night, and not getting any kind of positive reaction from the DCEO, left to acquire some box cutters to help speed up the opening of the sealed boxes. I hope he is able to recover the money he spent. GECOM has nippers, acquired in a less than transparent process, but no box cutters! The Commissioner had lent them a knife last night.We assemble for the statutory meeting of the Commission at 1 pm, the Chairman, whom I am informed, signed his contract just last week, comes in at 1:22 pm to say that his clock had stopped, hence his late arrival to the meeting room from his office less than 50 metres away, and apologises profusely, before he realises that there is no CEO, no scribe to take minutes, and, in fact, no support staff from the secretariat. He looks lost until I say that the CEO is ostensibly in Berbice, along with the Legal Officer, and this is hearsay from me, since I only knew that the Berbice matter was being heard at 2 pm. No official communication has been made to us as Commissioners and apparently neither to the Chairman if I am to go by his bewilderment! We tell the Chairman that Malika Gibson, who normally fills in when the Legal Officer is absent, did come up, but we all thought that her presence was crucial for the exercise being conducted outside, so all the Commissioners told her to go back so that that exercise would not be adversely affected by her absence.So the Commission meeting becomes a half-hour gaff, for which no notes are taken, and during this period, Commissioner Corbin with input from Commissioner Gunraj sought to give an oral report of their attendance in Calgary for the printing of the ballot papers and other sensitive election forms, eg, statements of polls. The report seemed to reveal some kind of non-uniformity with three of those forms, so I asked for a written report, which will hopefully tell all and which can be discussed at the next statutory meeting of the Commission.Meanwhile, it is agreed that the Operations sub-committee will meet every day at 3 pm and as often as necessary in an emergency. The whole Commission is also to be kept informed via email.The ‘gaff’, as I call, it ended at 2:00 pm. So, that is all I have for this week, folks, until next Tuesday, which, of course, will be the day after D-day. It is my plan to visit as many ballot stations as I can, to observe the process. My fellow Commissioners, I am sure, have similar plans.Sincerely,Bibi Safora ShadickGECOMCommissionerlast_img read more

LCP, Partners Launch ‘Ebola Must Go’ Project in Bong County

first_imgThe Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) and its partners last Saturday launched an Ebola Community Action Platform (E-CAP) project in Gbarnga, Bong County with a call for concerted efforts from citizens to fight the deadly virus.Launching the program, Deputy Minister for Research Planning & Development at the Ministry of Health, Yah Zoila, said Liberians must continue their efforts to fight against the virus which has claimed over 3000 lives in the country.Though there has been a considerable decline of infections in the country, “we need to work together to see to it that the virus is totally eradicated from our country,”Ms. Zoila said.She encouraged over 500 participants attending the program to ensure the prevention of the virus in their communities.Also speaking, the program manager at EQUIP Liberia, Emmanuel N. Kemen, said grassroots community engagement is the best approach to educate Liberians about eradicating the Ebola virus from the country.He added: “As a lead agency in the E-CAP program, EQUIP-Liberia is committed to building the capacity of grassroot and national organizations to improve community health and effectively address crosscutting community development challenges in Liberia.”The EQUIP executive called on Liberians to focus on eliminating the virus from the country and do away with stigmatization, rejection and discrimination against those who have survived the virus.Speaking through an interpreter, Daikpanah Chief Flomo Barror assured Liberians of the commitment of chiefs and elders of the country to spread the message of prevention and control in the respective areas under their supervision.He said: “On behalf of all the chiefs and elders of Liberia we are happy for this important launch in Gbarnga and we want to assure you we will do our part to ensure that this deadly Ebola virus disease is driven out of our country.”The launching program was marked by a parade through Gbarnga and climaxed with an in-house program at the Administrative Building.Meanwhile, Crusaders for Peace Executive Director Madam Julie Endee said the cost of the E-CAP project is US$12million, funded by USAID and developed by Mercy Corps, Liberia.She said: “The US$12 million is not coming to the Crusaders for Peace. We are just a partner in implementing what the money is being used for which is to ensure that the virus leaves Liberia.”Madam Endee added that the campaign is spread out among various organizations for implementation in seven of Liberia’s fifteen counties. They are Bong, Nimba, Montserrado, Bomi, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount, and Lofa.Moreover, she said community engagement is crucial to ensure that people in all corners of Liberia remain vigilant and know what to do in the case of an outbreak.She explained that partners working on the project are Shalom in Grand Bassa, ADII in Bong, Bomi and Montserrado and RHG-L in Bong and Montserrado.Other partners are Taruma Aid International in Nimba, Give Them Hope in Nimba, AFROMD in Bong and Montserrado, CHANOL in Bong and EQUIP Liberia in Montserrado and Nimba Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Assassination plot backfires: Hitman shoots ‘boss’

first_imgA 33-year-old man who is believed to have organised the death of an associate is in critical condition under Police guard at the Port of Spain General Hospital after he was reportedly shot by the same man he hired to kill a businessman.Police said the suspect met with his intended target, a 35-year-old Sangre Grande businessman, at El Socorro South at about 10:354h on Thursday to discuss a personal issue.The businessman told the suspect to get into his car to talk, but he was hesitant.After a while he got in and while they were talking, a gunman hired by the suspect fired at the car, hitting both the target and the man who hired him to do the killing.The businessman was shot in the left shoulder and the suspect was shot in the chest.The Emergency Response Patrol for the North Eastern Division was called and took the businessman to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex and the other man to the Port of Spain General Hospital.Newsday understands the businessman’s six-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car but was unharmed.Police believe the gunman did not expect the man who hired him to be in the car.Investigators said they are still looking for the gunman and said the shooting may be related to the finalisation of the businessman’s divorce.It came shortly after a release was circulated over an alleged plot to kill prison officers.Newsday trieed to contact Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson for confirmation but was unsuccessful. (T&T Newsday)last_img read more

BC Teacher Registry now in place

first_imgBC parents are now just a click away from knowing if their children’s teachers have ever been disciplined.A long-awaited teachers registry can now be accessed through the B-C College of Teachers website.College spokesman Mykle Ludvigson says parents can enter a teacher’s name and that instructor’s status, including any public record of discipline, will then pop up.- Advertisement -The BC government legislated the registry in 2007 but its implementation was delayed by legal wrangling over just who would pay the bill.Visit http://www.bcct.ca/index.aspx for more informationlast_img

3 … 2 … 1 … GO!

first_imgIn a span of four pressure-packed days last November at Pomona Raceway, both Tony Schumacher and John Force claimed NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series championships. Schumacher’s performance over the famed quarter-mile was the stuff of legend. He completed the biggest comeback in NHRA history by posting a national-record run in the Auto Club Finals to edge Doug Kalitta by a mere 14 points for the Top Fuel title. How about all four professional classes? Welcome to 2007 and NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship, the first major restructuring of the points race since Wally Parks created the sanctioning body 57 years ago. Basically, here’s the plan: After the first 17 national events of the season, the field vying for the championship in all four professional classes – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycles – will be trimmed to the top eight in the points race, and their point totals will be readjusted. Over the course of the next four races, the field will be halved. The final four will slug it out in Las Vegas and Pomona, with all classes being crowned on Nov. 4 at the Auto Club Finals. It wasn’t nearly that dramatic for Force. He entered the final event of the 23-race season battling Ron Capps and Gary Scelzi for the title and finally secured his unprecedented 14th championship with a second-round win. A pair of championships decided on the final day of the season. What could be better? center_img “Basically, it’s three seasons wrapped into one,” Pro Stock driver Kurt Johnson said. “Our game plan is simple. In the first 17 races, we do whatever`s necessary to be in the top eight. After that, we have four races to guarantee we’re one of the top four. Finally, we’ll have two races to win the championship. “It all comes down to not letting anything slip by from the very start this weekend in Pomona.” According to NHRA records, the 2006 finish was unusual. Despite Schumacher’s close victory, and Force’s last-day heroics, the titles are usually decided long before Pomona. Since 2000, in the three classes that run the full schedule, the average margin of victory has been 256.5 points in Top Fuel, 221.3 in Funny Car and 378.7 in Pro Stock. “We’ve kicked around ideas to kind of spice it up toward the end of the season for quite some time and just weren’t able to come up with a format we were comfortable with or wanted to throw out there and risk trying,” NHRA president Tom Compton said about the new format. “What we tried to do was come up with something very simple and something that was really reflective of our sport, and that is sudden death eliminations. We think this formula is very simple and reflects what happens on our Sunday events, Sunday eliminations, where you win or you’re eliminated.” Graham Light, NHRA vice president of competition and a former racer, said the new playoff system captures the essence of the sport. “Drag racing by its pure nature is a very brutal sport,” Light said. “It’s a sport that you can lose or win in a thousandth of a second. There’s no second chance. It’s not like other forms of motorsports possibly where you can make a mistake and come back in a few hundred miles and win the race. “So this format ties right into what we do. It’s eliminations, it’s brutal. It’s those that run the best are going to get into the Final Eight and the Final Four and win the championship.” Veteran Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon, winner of two championships, can attest to that. “It’s the finality of every single run,” Dixon told National Dragster. “You work all day and – boom! – what’s going to happen happens in an instant, and that scoreboard is going to tell you whether you’re worthy or not. “Your whole day, maybe your year or your whole life, might be judged on that one instant. It’s the most cutthroat thing I can think of in life.” Although drivers were at first skeptical of the idea, a new season has generated new beliefs. “You better be on your game right from the start,” said Schumacher, seeking his fourth straight Top Fuel title. “This new chase will be exciting, for sure. I’ll be interested to see how it all shakes out. As a team, you clearly want to be running your best towards the end of the year. In recent years, we’ve typically run well later in the season. I hope that trend continues this time around.” For Tony Pedregon, a Funny Car champion in 2003, it’s about being consistent throughout the season that extends from February to November. “Winning races has always been and always will be our goal,” said Pedregon, who will race on brother Cruz’s team once again. “Everything else will fall into place. People are tending to concentrate on the new point system. But the points will come with performing consistently each week, and that’s what we are working on as we start the season.” But not everyone is sold thoroughly. “I understand NHRA’s objective, trying to get some excitement in the points races,” said Greg Anderson, a three-time Pro Stock champion. “Sometimes you don’t need to fix it, and sometimes there is a problem and you get a runaway, and that’s what NHRA is trying to fix. “I understand that. I just feel like they made it a little too easy for possibly your top performing car all through the season having one slip in one of those last two races and he may end up fourth in the championship.” THE LOWDOWN COUNTDOWN TO EIGHT Essentially a 17-race “regular season” in which the full-field of drivers in each pro category is reduced to eight who remain eligible for the 2007 Powerade Series world championship. These top eight drivers in each class will have their points adjusted in 10-point increments with 2,070 to first place and 2,000 to eighth place. The “regular season” will begin at the Winternationals in Pomona this weekend and will end at the Toyo Tires Nationals Aug. 16-19 in Reading, Pa. COUNTDOWN TO FOUR The four-race “first-round playoff” in which the field of eight remaining drivers eligible for the championship is reduced in half. These top four drivers in each class will have their points adjusted so there are only 30 points separating first from fourth with 3,030 for first and 3,000 for eighth. The “first-round playoffs” will begin at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Aug. 29-Sept. 3 in Indianapolis and end at the Torco Racing Fuels Nationals Oct. 5-7 in Richmond, Va. COUNTDOWN TO ONE The two-race “championship” in which the field of four remaining drivers eligible for the championship is reduced to the series champion. The two races to crown the champion are the ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals Oct. 25-28 in Las Vegas and the Auto Club Finals Nov. 1-4 in Pomona. – Louis Brewster 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

BC Communities In Bloom judges visit Fort St. John

first_imgOne of the judges, Ali Double, said it is a great experience to visit cities like Fort St. John.“We’re absolutely delighted to see Fort St. John representing the northern communities. It’s really wonderful because you get such a wonderful insight into the community spirit.”Judges also look for how the municipality is involved in the above criteria.They first started at the Fort St. John community gardens and then visited the cemetery. They also visited the award-winning Passive House. They also had the opportunity to see the work NEAT has been doing by making stops at some of the elementary schools involved. They also got a taste of history as they visited the museum.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Communities In Bloom judges were in Fort St. John today to judge the city on visual appeal.Communities usually enter the competition to increase tourism, generate new economic development or achieve civic pride.On the BC In Communities website, they say that they want to help cities sustain visual appeal as well as many other factors.“British Columbia Communities in Bloom is a program that inspires communities to enhance and sustain the visual appeal of neighbourhoods, public spaces, parks and streetscapes through the imaginative use of regionally-appropriate plants and landscaping with attention to environmental stewardship and to preserve heritage and cultural assets. An integral component of this very popular program is the friendly competition between communities, engaging citizens of all ages, service groups, businesses and associations in a public-spirited effort to succeed and be recognized. We invite communities of all sizes and from every region of British Columbia to participate in the BC Communities in Bloom program to reap the many social and economic benefits that result.”- Advertisement -2 judges stopped in Fort St. John on Thursday to look for the following 8 points from the criteria list:– Tidiness– Environmental Action– Community Involvement– Heritage Conservation– Urban Forestry– Landscape– Turf & Groundcovers– Floral DisplaysAdvertisement Each city is graded from 1 to 5 “blooms”. The community with a top five-bloom score (one in each population category) may receive an invitation to participate in the following year’s national program.last_img read more

CEMENT MAN PADDY IS ROCK SOLID – EVEN AT 50!

first_imgToday was payback time for the many long-suffering friends of Donegal businessman Paddy Bourne.The retired millionaire entrepreneur reached a certain milestone.He has sworn friends not to tell people that he has reached the half century so we won’t tell anyone either. Needless to say Paddy, who is originally from Kilcar, doesn’t look a day over 49.Having earned his millions from his successful concrete business, Paddy now swaps his time between his adopted home in Letterkenny and his villas in Spain and Florida.His many friends including those at Donaghey Motorhomes today erected special signs at the Dry Arch Roundabout wishing Paddy all the best for his big celebrations.We’ve been told people should spare a thought for Paddy’s long suffering wife Patricia and three daughters. So if you happen to pass Paddy in his 15 year old Isuzu Trooper (even though he can afford a 2012 Merc), wish him all the best.From the bog to Bermuda – a genuine Donegal success story!  CEMENT MAN PADDY IS ROCK SOLID – EVEN AT 50! was last modified: June 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pair charged in fraud scheme

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two Westlake Village men defrauded dozens of victims of a total of $68 million, then used the money to purchase sports cars, race boats and a $447,000 Ulysses Nardine Genghis Khan model wristwatch, federal investigators said Tuesday. Robert Alvin Coberly and Curtis Devin Somoza, both 38, were arrested Tuesday at their homes on suspicion of operating a classic Ponzi scheme: using money from new investors to pay off older ones. Up to 70 victims were involved, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. “This was all ages and all kinds of victims,” said Steve Goldman, supervisory special agent for the FBI. “This is large for a fraud case.” Investigators said the men solicited investors beginning in 2003 to purchase pools of life insurance policies through their company, Persistence Capital, on behalf of a church-based organization in South Los Angeles. Clients were promised an annual return of 25 percent of their investment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWhile about $4 million was used to purchase two pools of life insurance, the other $64 million was spent “to further their lavish lifestyles,” including a 2003 Aston Martin automobile for $250,000; a 2003 Ferrari for $240,000, a 44-foot-long 2005 MTI Supercat race boat for $290,000 and the Ghengis Khan watch, said Goldman. Before Tuesday’s arrest, the two men had settled a civil case with the Securities and Exchange Commission on similar charges. But instead of life insurance policies, Coberly and Somoza sold $6.7 million worth of fraudulent “prime-bank” note investments. As part of the civil suit, the men paid back each investment with interest. Coberly and Somoza both face charges of mail and wire fraud; convictions carry up to 20 years in federal prison for each charge. Samoza was being held without bail Tuesday, while Coberly’s bail will be determined Thursday. Their arraignment is expected to be held June 19 in federal court. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664last_img read more

Court: Driver can sue developer

first_imgA driver who had been drinking and admitted he took a curve too fast can sue The Newhall Land and Farming Company because his car skidded off a Valencia road and hit a berm on the firm’s land, causing his sports car to overturn. In a ruling issued Wednesday by the state Court of Appeal, justices overturned a lower-court decision relieving the Valencia-based development company of liability. The court did not find the company at fault, but reversed a judgment that summarily relieved it of responsibility. Motorist Douglas Domel of Santa Clarita also has legal action pending against the city of Santa Clarita and the manufacturer of the 2001 Dodge Viper he was driving. Dennis M. Elber, Domel’s lawyer, did not return a call seeking comment. Marlee Lauffer of Newhall Land declined comment because officials there had not reviewed the court ruling. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Domel had been driving east on state Route 126 about 7 p.m. on April 21, 2001, when he turned onto Avenue Stanford, a sharp right turn at an intersection since revamped as part of freeway reconstruction. Domel testified he was speeding, but had slowed to the posted limit on Stanford before the crash happened. The two sides dispute the posted speed limit: The plaintiff claims it was 50 mph; Newhall Land and the city of Santa Clarita, which is also being sued, say it was 10 mph on the turn, according to court documents. Newhall Land contends that an hour after the accident, Domel’s blood-alcohol level measured 0.06 percent, the court record said. Domel conceded he had had one or 1 1/2 glasses of wine before driving, the court record said. Under California law, a driver with 0.08 percent blood-alcohol reading is considered too drunk to drive. Domel lost control of his car as he shifted from second to third gear after negotiating his turn, according to the court document. The rear of the vehicle shifted – prompting a product-liability lawsuit – and his car slid off the road, onto the shoulder and down a slope, where it hit a berm some 10 to 20 feet from the roadway, the record said. The road was being reconstructed and as part of that work, Newhall Land had piled dirt to control rain runoff that otherwise would have to be treated before flowing into storm drains, according to the court record. Wednesday’s ruling reverses a summary judgment by Superior Court Judge Howard Schwab that cleared Newhall Land because it did not own or maintain the roadway where Domel skidded. According to the appellate court, Newhall Land may face trial to test Domel’s theory that the rollover was caused by the condition of the embankment and the shoulder of the road. — Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more