Two Indian journalists rammed by SUV, killed outright

first_img RSF_en News Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News Navin Nischal, a reporter for the Hindi-language daily Dainik Bhaskar, and Vijay Singh, a colleague, were on a motorcycle when they were rammed from behind by a SUV driven by Mohammad Harsu, a former “mukhiya” (village chief), who was accompanied by his son.Nischal and Singh died on the spot. Their families said there was no doubt they were killed deliberately.According to the police, various sources reported that Nischal and Harsu had an argument earlier in the day about Nischal’s reporting for Dainik Bhaskar. Harsu had already threatened Nischal and other local journalists. Harsu fled the scene of the crime but police arrested him the next day.“We welcome the arrest of the perpetrator of this shocking double murder but we urge the authorities to identify all those responsible and not let it go unpunished,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“The endemic violence affecting reporters in India has reached unparalleled levels in the past four years and the impunity so often enjoyed by those responsible sustains an unbearable security environment for journalism. Concrete measures must be taken at the federal level to protect journalists.”At least three journalists were killed in connection with their work in India in the latter part of 2017, including Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor gunned down outside her home in the southern city of Bangalore in September. Although a suspect has been arrested for the deaths of Nischal and Singh, their double murder has again highlighted the dangers for journalists in India.Less than 24 hours after Nischal and Singh were killed, another journalist, Sandeep Sharma, was deliberately mown down by a dumper truck in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. He had been investigating illegal sand mining for a national TV channel.India is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the murder of two journalists who were deliberately run down by an SUV in Bhojpur, in the northeastern Indian state of Bihar, on the evening of 25 March and calls on the Indian authorities to carry out a full investigation and take measures to protect journalists. Help by sharing this information Organisation The murder of Navin Nischal (left) and Vijay Singh (centre) triggered spontaneous protests by members of the local community (photos: AVI / NewsNation). center_img RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 June 10, 2021 Find out more India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more March 27, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Two Indian journalists rammed by SUV, killed outright IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression last_img read more

Facebook vs. the Fair Housing Act?

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Facebook vs. the Fair Housing Act? About Author: Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is charging Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination.HUD claims Facebook enables advertisers to control which users receive housing-related ads based upon the recipient’s race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, and/or ZIP code. HUD alleges that Facebook then invites advertisers to express unlawful preferences by offering discriminatory options, allowing them to effectively limit housing options for these protected classes under the guise of “targeted advertising.”“Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “Using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone’s face.”HUD originally leveled a complaint against Facebook back in August 2018, MReport reported, claiming that Facebook violates the Fair Housing Act by enabling advertisers to:display housing ads either only to men or women;not show ads to Facebook users interested in an “assistance dog,” “mobility scooter,” “accessibility,” or “deaf culture”not show ads to users whom Facebook categorizes as interested in “child care” or “parenting,” or show ads only to users with children above a specified agedisplay/not display ads to users whom Facebook categorizes as interested in a particular place of worship, religion, or tenet, such as the “Christian Church,” “Sikhism,” “Hinduism,” or the “Bible”not show ads to users whom Facebook categorizes as interested in “Latin America,” “Canada,” “Southeast Asia,” “China,” “Honduras,” or “Somalia”draw a red line around ZIP codes and then not display ads to Facebook users who live in specific zip codesHUD’s charge against Facebook claims that Facebook allows advertisers to specifically exclude people whom Facebook classified as parents; non-American-born; non-Christian; interested in accessibility; interested in Hispanic culture; or a wide variety of other interests that closely align with the Fair Housing Act’s protected classes. Additionally, through its charge, HUD claims Facebook allowed advertisers to draw a red line around certain neighborhoods, excluding those neighborhoods from advertisements.In a release, HUD stated that through its charge, it “seeks to address unresolved fair housing issues regarding Facebook’s advertising practices and to obtain appropriate relief for the harm Facebook caused and continues to cause.”According to HUD, the agency’s charge will now be heard by a United States Administrative Law Judge “unless any party to the charge elects to have the case heard in federal district court. If an administrative law judge finds after a hearing that discrimination has occurred, he may award damages for harm caused by the discrimination. The judge may also order injunctive relief and other equitable relief, as well as payment of attorney fees. In addition, the judge may impose fines to vindicate the public interest. If the matter is decided in federal court, the judge may also award punitive damages.”Read HUD’s charge here. Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: facebook Fair Housing Act HUD Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img facebook Fair Housing Act HUD 2019-03-28 Seth Welborn March 28, 2019 2,007 Views Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Eye on Home Price Appreciation Next: Making Sense of Home Sales The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Facebook vs. the Fair Housing Act? Subscribelast_img read more

Generator hazards

first_imgCarbon monoxide riskPortable generators create a carbon monoxide risk if they aren’tplaced in the proper place and a proper distance away from yourhome, said Gina Peek, a housing program assistant with the UGACooperative Extension.Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and deadly gas.Breathing high concentrations can cause unconsciousness and evendeath.”Portable generators must be kept away from your home and awayfrom all air intake areas,” Peek said. “These areas includedoors, windows, crawl spaces and garages. Carbon monoxide levelscan quickly increase indoors if the generator isn’t kept adistance away.”More than 1,000 deaths related to carbon monoxide are reportednationwide each year, said Henry Slack, an environmental engineerwith the Environmental Protection Agency in Atlanta.”Generator-related deaths have been on the rise because morepeople are using them,” Slack said. “Even though the manufacturersays ‘use in well-ventilated areas,’ there have been incidentswhere a generator was just 20 feet away from the building. Onefatality occurred when a generator was used on a screened-inporch.” Find shelter elsewhereIf your power goes out, Peek’s advice is simple.”Go to a friend or family member’s house that still has power,”she said. “If that’s not an option, go to a restaurant. Have anice meal, enjoy the warmth and wait out the storm there.”Peek discourages the use of portable generators. Period.”The whole topic of portable generators strikes fear in myheart,” she said. “Tragedies happen every year. And once they do,there’s no going back.”If you still decide to buy and use a portable generator, be sureto read the instructions thoroughly. If you’re still unsure, Peeksaid, ask for help or don’t use it.”There’s almost always an alternative to using a portablegenerator,” Peek said. “I feel so passionate about this. Peoplejust don’t realize the danger and the huge margin of error forwhat can go wrong.” Generator sales upSlack also attributes the rise in generator-related deaths toadvertising.”We’re seeing more power outages, and we’re seeing more generatorads,” he said. “The ads show one brightly lit home in anotherwise dark neighborhood. In actuality, you don’t get enoughpower from a generator to brightly light up a whole house.”Carbon monoxide poisoning isn’t the only risk involved withimproper generator usage. You can be electrocuted, too.”If you use a portable generator improperly, you can killyourself, a neighbor or someone working on the power lines,” Peeksaid.If the generator’s extension cord is plugged into a householdoutlet, the electricity flows backwards. Called “backfeeding,” itposes an electrocution risk to utility workers and neighborsserved by the same transformer.”This is a pretty severe problem,” Peek said. “The generators webuy at local building supply stores are made to power oneappliance, not a whole house.”center_img By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaIf winter storms leave your family in the dark, you may betempted to buy a portable generator. University of Georgiaexperts say a generator handled improperly can prove to be farmore dangerous than any storm.last_img read more

Prosecutors close probe into Swedish Prime Minister slay

first_imgPalme was killed on February 28, 1986, after leaving a Stockholm cinema with his wife Lisbet to walk home, having dismissed his bodyguards for the evening. An unidentified attacker shot Palme in the back and fled, leaving the 59-year-old dying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk. Palme was killed on Feb. 28, 1986, after leaving a Stockholm cinema with his wife Lisbet to walk home. TT News Agency/AFP/File / Bertil ERICSON STOCKHOLM – Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday they had closed their investigation into the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme as their main suspect, a Swede known for his opposition to Palme’s leftwing policies, was now dead. More than 10,000 people have been questioned over the years, and 134 people have confessed to the crime. (AFP)last_img

Rockers brush aside Blueberry Hill 3-0, Eagles stop Coomacka 2-1 to reach semi-finals

first_imgSECOND-RANKED Net Rockers served notice of their intention with a 3-0 brushing aside of Blueberry Hill while top-ranked Eagles United spanked upstarts Coomacka 2-1 in the Divine Entertainment Summer Super Cup. First set of semifinal slots were decided on Wednesday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.Tonight, Capital FC will face Hi Stars from 19:00hrs looking for a win in their Group C deciding game while Botofago meet Silver Shgttas in a Group D encounter from 21:00hrs.Needing to win to qualify Net Rockers struck in their first goal in the first half through midfield player Shane Luckie in the 29th minute and were looking confident when the first half ended.As the game continued it looked as if there was a slight chance of Blueberry Hill coming back into contention, but two goals in the final 10 minutes of play sealed the win for Rockers.In the 81st minute striker Denzil Pryce netted then in the 87th minute midfield player Deshawn Joseph notched up his second goal in the tournament in the 87th minute and the game ended 3-0 for the Rockers.The second game was interesting, as Coomacka netted in the 3rd minute after the game began. This time it was Ronny Sanchez who put them in the lead. Knowing that they were in trouble, Eagles, like the champions they are, rebounded to level things in the 30th minute as Shavin Seaforth found the back of the net. This game saw an even score when the first half ended.Then the game winner was scored in the 58th minute when Colwyn Drakes took the slot kick from beyond the 18 yards box after a foul was committed. (Joe Chapman)last_img read more

‘Lambo’ for rent

first_imgAs a business model, renting elite autos may seem like a no-brainer. Exotic Motor Works needs only two rentals a month to be viable. But there are pitfalls. The finicky cars require constant tune-ups, adjustments and cleaning. Maintenance alone can be a few thousand dollars a month. Their super-low bumpers are easily scraped pulling out of gas stations, adding body work to the tab. “You have got to rent it to someone who’s not going to flog the car,” said Joe Molina, president of JMPR in Woodland Hills, a public relations firm known for its automotive clients. “I’ve driven a (Lamborghini) Gallardo,” Molina said. “It’s hard to keep it legal.” To make sure drivers will bring the cars back in showroom condition, just like they left, Lemke and Conner screen clients by asking them to fill out a free membership form. The form allows them to check for proper insurance and run a credit check. But ultimately, aside from normal wear and tear, customers who sign on the dotted line take on full liability for the rental. Lemke and Conner keep tabs on the cars even after they leave the lot. A black box – like those used in airplanes – records speed, brake wear and balance. Using GPS tracking embedded in the car, Lemke can restrict drivers from certain areas. Clients jonesing to test a Lamborghini’s 500-horsepower engine at a racetrack will find the cars shut off when they reach the speedway. Similarly, Mexico is a no-no, but Vegas is a go as long as you don’t mind paying $2 per mile above 75 miles. The tracking and recording devices are necessary because of the liability that comes with renting $300,000 cars, the business partners say. “Go out and have fun,” Conner said. “But be smart about it. Don’t be dangerous.” Typical patrons include movie studios using the fancy wheels for a shoot, businessmen looking to impress clients and folks dying to drive a car they can’t afford to buy. Robert Montoya took a potential investor for a quick ride in a Lamborghini before making his business pitch over lunch. The race car made him stand out. “It was certainly something that stuck in the investor’s mind,” said Montoya, 31, of Saugus. Car buff Troy Weiss, a 41-year-old from Santa Clarita who sells model dinosaurs, rented a Gallardo after a particularly good sales month. Just getting behind the wheel is a big confidence booster, he said. “The stares that you get, the people that smile at you,” Weiss said. “It’s an awesome feeling and that’s before you start the engine. That’s just in the parking lot.” [email protected] (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rentals are pricey – $2,800 for a day with the blazing yellow Lamborghini Gallardo – but there is a hot market for them in car-centric Los Angeles, where you are what you drive. “People come into L.A. and they are certainly looking at fulfilling dreams,” said Barry Toepke, spokesman for the L.A. Auto Show. “A lot of times the dream is to drive around Rodeo Drive in a Ferrari.” Lemke’s main competitor, Beverly Hills Rent-a-Car, is not worried about the new kid on the block. “There’s enough of the market to go around,” said spokesman Kurt Siejkowski. Rent-a-Car has grown 25 percent annually from renting its fleet of 950 vehicles, a chunk of which are top-notch autos like those at Exotic Motor Works, Siejkowski said. Rent-a-Car has six offices in the L.A. area and plans to relocate headquarters from Marina del Rey to the San Fernando Valley next year. TARZANA – Slipping behind the wheel of a Lamborghini is a regular part of Rick Lemke’s job as president of Exotic Motor Works, a new ultra high-end auto rental business on Ventura Boulevard. But talking about fancy cars still turns this married father of two into an 11-year-old boy, the age Lemke was when he first sat in a “Lambo,” as he affectionately calls them. “Me growing up, typical guy, had a poster of a Lamborghini in my garage,” said Lemke, 37, his voice quickening. “I talk to so many guys. I had that same poster with the hot girl! For so many people it’s their dream to drive a Lamborghini.” Lemke and his business partner Steve Conner, 45, used $2 million in savings to buy 10 cars that pack more bling than Elizabeth Taylor. They rent them from a loftlike showroom they share with Ultimate Toyz, a sports memorabilia store. last_img read more

OSA sets legislative priorities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Soybean Association Board members met to review and update the organization’s policy priorities for the upcoming year. Some of the top priorities for 2018 are water quality, nutrient management, infrastructure, and fuel quality standards.Other OSA priorities for 2018 include: Water quality and nutrient managementThe Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) strongly supports implementation of the 4R concept of nutrient management — Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place. Properly managed fertilizers supporting cropping systems that provide economic, social, and environmental benefits.Supports policies backed by science and research-based discoveries to create practical regulations.Supports allowing current policies and regulations the time needed to achieve expected outcomes.State FundingOhio Department of Higher Education: OSA supports full funding of the Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio State University Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory at Lake Erie.Ohio Department of Natural Resources: OSA supports funding for the Clean Lake Erie Fund and continued funding to be utilized for feasible practices to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie.Ohio Department of Agriculture: OSA supports the funding the Department needs to fulfill their required duties. Rural development• Supports efforts to increase broadband access to rural Ohio in order to help improve quality of life and create strong and competitive farming operations. Biobased products and biodiesel use• Supports and encourages the increased purchase and use of biobased products by state agencies• Supports the usage of biodiesel by state vehicles and heavy equipment and encourages the Ohio Legislature to explore the impact of a biodiesel requirement or incentives on all fuel sold in Ohio.• Supports biodiesel fuel quality standards to protect consumers from unknowingly purchasing substandard fuel, maintain the integrity of the fuel supply, and protect the reputation of biodiesel as a high quality, high performing fuel.• Supports timely and consistent inspections of bridges in rural areas, and adequate funding for bridge maintenance• Supports higher truck weight limit implementation when technology shows that increased limits are appropriate due to modern equipment• Supports resources allocated toward the upgrade of inland water systems and harbor management.last_img read more

RoS import vows to play better after lack of aggressive play vs Kia

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Though Bullock’s statline was still decent compared to his counterparts, coach Caloy Garcia expressed his displeasure for what he felt was lack of aggressiveness from his new reinforcement, as he only earned six free throws for the game.READ: Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of KiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Our import took too much outside shots. He only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that’s the only time we started getting to the line. I was surprised that he was not able to get to the stripe during the first half, so I just told him in the fourth quarter to head to the line,” said the youthful mentor.The 30-year-old Bullock understand his coach’s concenr and vowed to adjust better for Rain or Shine’s next game. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The style of play here is what I got to be able to adjust to. I was fortunate to have this game right now so I can adjust and make the adjustments this week,” he said, as the Elasto Painters gear up for TNT next Sunday. “Life’s a challenge. I accept all challenges and we’ll just see what happens.”What Bullock’s glad about, though, is helping Rain or Shine finally break out of its slump and level its standing at 2-2, even if it came against a lowly foe like the Picanto.“Even though it wasn’t the best team in the league, it’s still a win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Facing KYK huge challenge, morale-booster for PH volleybelles J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEven J’Nathan Bullock admitted his debut game for Rain or Shine on Sunday was far from advertised.“It wasn’t my best performance, but we were able to still get the win,” he said after posting 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in the Elasto Painters’ 94-86 win over Kia.ADVERTISEMENT K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:37PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Astros win 1st World Series crown, top Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re coming home a champion, Houston,” Springer said after accepting the World Series MVP trophy named this year after Willie Mays for the first time.Altuve, one of four carry-overs from a club that lost an embarrassing 111 times in 2013 after switching from the NL to the AL, and this collection of young stars silenced Dodger Stadium from the get-go.Normally a starter, Charlie Morton finished up with four stellar innings of relief for the win.“We held down a really tough lineup,” Morton said. “For my teammates, for the city of Houston, it’s just unbelievable.”Springer led off the evening with a double against Darvish, and soon it was 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Irving, Celtics beat skidding Kings for 6th straight Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s.“I always believed that we could make it,” All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve said. “We did this for them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFor a Series that was shaping up as an October classic, Game 7 quickly became a November clunker as Houston scored five runs in the first two innings off an ineffective Yu Darvish. Hardly the excitement fans felt during the Cubs’ 10-inning thriller in Cleveland last fall.Well, except for everyone wearing bright orange. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Houston Astros celebrate after Game 7 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Astros won 5-1 to win the series 4-3. APLOS ANGELES — From laughingstock to lift off.George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday (Thursday Manila time), winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT Springer hit his fifth homer — tying the Series mark set by Reggie Jackson and matched by Chase Utley — when he connected for a record fourth game in a row, making it 5-0 in the second.That was plenty for Houston manager A.J. Hinch. He pulled starter Lance McCullers Jr. soon after the curveballer crazily plunked his fourth batter of the game, and began a bullpen parade of four relievers that kept the lead as the Astros overcame a shaky postseason bullpen .“I knew yesterday I didn’t have much,” McCullers said. “I knew I didn’t have much to give other than to gut it out as long as I could.”Forever known for their space-age Astrodome, outlandish rainbow jerseys and a handful of heartbreaking playoff losses, these Astros will be remembered as champions, finally, in their 56th season.The club that wears a star on its hat also filled out the Texas trophy case. Teams from the Lone Star State had won most every major crown — Super Bowl, NBA and NHL titles, championships in college football, and men’s and women’s hoops — except the World Series.Built on the skills of homegrown All-Stars Carlos Correa, Dallas Keuchel and more, and boosted by the slick trade for Justin Verlander, general manager Jeff Luhnow completed the ascent that some predicted.Famously, now, there was the Sports Illustrated cover in 2014 — after Houston had lost more than 100 games for three straight years — that proclaimed: “Your 2017 World Series Champs” and featured a picture of Springer in a bright Astros jersey.Houston won 101 times this year to take the AL West, then won Games 6 and 7 at home in the AL Championship Series. The Astros joined the 1985 Royals as the only clubs to win a pair of Game 7s in the same year.For the Dodgers, the quest to win a Series for the first time since 1988 fell short. They led the majors with 104 wins and a $240 million payroll, yet it didn’t pay off for part-owner Magic Johnson or manager Dave Roberts.Longtime ace Clayton Kershaw provided four shutout innings of relief for Los Angeles, but it was too late. What the Dodgers really needed was a better starter than Darvish, someone more like the lefty who tossed out a ceremonial first ball: the great Sandy Koufax. After Springer lined a leadoff double, Alex Bregman hit a bouncer that first baseman Cody Bellinger threw past Darvish for an error, allowing a run to score. Bregman aggressively stole third and scored on Altuve’s grounder, and it was 2-0 after eight pitches.A double by Marwin Gonzalez helped set up perhaps McCullers’ biggest contribution, a slow grounder for his first pro RBI. Springer followed with a no-doubt, two-run drive into the left-center field bleachers.That was the Series-most 25th homer in a Major League Baseball season that set a record for home runs. It was easily enough for the Astros to offset pinch-hitter Andre Ethier’s RBI single in the Los Angeles sixth.Only once have the Dodgers clinched a crown at home, that coming in 1963 when Koufax outpitched Yankees star Whitey Ford to finish a sweep. They’ve never won Game 7 of the Fall Classic at their own park, dating more than a century ago to their days on the streets of Brooklyn as the Trolley Dodgers.As pockets of Houston fans got louder and louder in the later innings, the crowd at Dodger Stadium was left to repeat the sad, but hopeful cry that used to echo in Brooklyn: Wait till next year.Just 106 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View commentslast_img read more