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Revealed: The scandalous case files of a house detective

first_imgBuilt in 1910, this property was once home to the family of a Japanese Prisoner of War who was captured in 1942 and survived the notorious Changi Prison, only to die while waiting to return home after the war. Tragedy struck the same family again when their father was killed by a tram in Brisbane’s CBD. Newspaper articles about the accident included a graphic photo showing him under the tram and described the accident in gruesome detail. CASE FILES OF A BRISBANE HOUSE DETECTIVE BANCROFT HOUSE, KELVIN GROVE: A HIDDEN WELL AND STREET AND SUBURB NAME ORIGINS Architectural historian Marianne Taylor. Photo: Liam Kidston.EVER wonderered what tales your house would tell if its walls could talk?A Brisbane ‘house detective’ has revealed to The Courier-Mail the stories behind some of her most fascinating projects in Queensland. Architectural historian Marianne Taylor has uncovered some incredible stories while researching homes over the past decade — and she says this year has been her busiest yet as more people realise the value of their abode. You won’t believe some of the historic gems she’s uncovered. HOLLAND PARK HOUSE: EARLY FEMALE ARCHITECT AND A SOCIAL HOUSING SCHEME This circa 1900 home in Chelmer is an iconic residence.This circa 1900 house in Chelmer sold to a private homeowner for $3 million in 2014.The incredible residence has had many uses over the years. It was formerly a Red Cross convalescent hospital during WWII, an army barracks and later became a training centre for the Queensland Police Service. The kitchen in the home at Chelmer. JINDALEE HOUSE: ONE OF THE FIRST MASTER-PLANNED SUBURBS IN QUEENSLAND AND A WOMAN’S DAY “DREAM HOME” DESIGN MONTANA, BOWEN HILLS HOUSE: PIONEERING AVIATRIX, LORES BONNEY This house in Bowen Hills was built circa 1900.This house, built circa 1900, was the residence of a remarkable woman, Lores Bonney. She was a pioneer aviator and the first woman to circumnavigate Australia and fly fromAustralia to England solo in her tiny plane. She lived a remarkable life, especially for a woman in the era of the 1920s and 1930s. Her and her husband didn’t have children, so as a hobby she learnt to fly from her husband’s cousin, Bert Hinkler. She achieved remarkable firsts for both male and female aviators. She learnt how to repair her own engine and one crashed in the ocean on a flight to South Africa and was rescued by a local tribe. In addition to Hinkler, her counterparts were Kingsford Smith and Amelia Earhart, but for some reason she is not very well known. Bonney Ave at Clayfield is named after her, as well as other streets at Archerfield and Southport airports and the electorate of Bonney. A section of the Brisbane River Walk has also just been named after her. Inside the home at Bowen Hills, which has been renovated. LYNNE GROVE HOUSE, CORINDA: EARLY SETTLER’S HOME, FEMALE PASTORALIST’S “TOWN HOUSE” AND ORPHANAGE This house is a former Mater Prize Home winner from 1964.Its unusual design would have been cutting-edge and revolutionary in Brisbane at the time.The entire history of Mater Prize Homes is fascinating, especially the social connection with Brisbane reidnets — many of whom would visit the houses on the weekends as a cheap, family social outing. The house is even more remarkable because it is pretty much unchanged, both inside and outside. This Tarragindi house is a former Mater Prize Home winner from 1964. Image: CoreLogic. TARINGA HOUSE: FAMILY TRAGEDIES AND A SOCIAL HOUSING SCHEME This house at Holland Park has a rich history.An unassuming house exterior hid the story of one of Queensland’s first female architects, Eunice Slaughter. The house design includes many features which Eunice discussed in a newspaper article about her idea of the “ideal house”. She worked for the State Advances Corporation, which was the precursor to the Queensland Housing Commission and was responsible for producing affordable homes for the “working class”. That scheme revolutionised home ownership in Queensland, allowing many people who would never previously have been able to afford a home, to achieve the Australian dream. This house in Holland Park was home to one of Queensland’s first female architects. GREENSLOPES HOUSE: RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND EARLY FEMALE CHEMIST Researching this house involved uncovering the incredible story of Russian immigrants, who had fled their home country following the Russian Revolution. The couple’s daughter was also remarkable for firstly attending university, but even moreunusual was her choice of degree: chemistry. She went on to work as an industrial chemist and her husband spent four and a half years as a POW during World War Two. Lynne Grove House was built by a member of the Hassall family, who were early settlers in the Corinda area. It was then owned by Thomas Murray Hall who became involved in politics and was eventually appointed an MLA. Widowed pastoralist, Laura Duncan, later owned the house and used it as her city residence, before donating it for use as an orphanage. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThis house in Corinda has a rich history. CHELMER HOUSE: GRAND RESIDENCE, RED CROSS WWII HOSPITAL, ARMY BARRACKS, POLICE COLLEGE NEWMARKET HOUSE: LADY BIGAMIST AND THE NEWMARKET CATTLE SALE YARDS Researching this common timber house in Newmarket involved uncovering the history of the nearby tannery businesses and Newmarket cattle sale yards, as well as their connection with the WWII light horse regiments and the important role Newmarket Railway Station played in transporting the horses and troops. The residents of the house were also previously embroiled in a scandal, when the woman was convicted of bigamy after finding herself pregnant and marrying the father — conveniently forgetting she was already married. This house was built in 1950 by a member of the Brittain family, who were part of the well-known brick manufacturing company of the same name. The history of the brick business is fascinating, and the mother of the builder of the house was the topic of a shocking scandal when private detectives caught her “half naked” in bed with a man other than her husband. The later use of the house as a convent was also unusual and unexpected. OXLEY HOUSE: BRITTAINS BRICKS AND MARITAL SCANDAL Jindalee was part of one of the earliest masterplanned, self-contained communities in Queensland, the Centenary Estates by LJ Hooker. Part of promoting this new estate involved prize home giveaways and other innovative new marketing techniques. One of these was a “design your dream home” competition by Woman’s Day and this house, designed by Alma Tait, was the winning design. The results of the competition provide a unique insight into what the majority of Australians looked for in a home at the time. The house was completed in 1963 and was one of the first houses built in the estate. It featured many strikingly modern aspects, such as the concrete slab construction, galleykitchen, reversed floor plan and climate-based design. After being open to the public as display home, the Tait family finally moved in 1964. They called it home for almost 40 years and Alma’s son, John Tait, still resides there. This house in Jindalee won the Woman’s Day “Dream Home” competition in 1962. Image: CoreLogic. TARRAGINDI HOUSE: MATER PRIZE HOME A brick well was discovered under this house, which was located on land that was previously part of a property called “Kelvin Grove”, which eventually gave its name to the suburb. Its owner, Joseph Bancroft, was a prominent doctor in Brisbane and his house hadextensive grounds where he trialled growing different plants and opened it to the public.The street and the subject house were both later named after him. last_img read more

Dutch Prosecutor Charges Seatrade for Beaching Ships

first_imgThe Dutch Public Prosecution Service has brought criminal charges against Groningen-based owner Seatrade for having sold vessels to scrap yards in countries with poor working conditions and substandard environmental practices.This is the first time in Europe that criminal charges were raised against a shipowner for beaching vessels.According to the prosecution office, the Seatrade Group is facing fines of up to EUR 2.35 million (around USD 2.9 million) for breaking up ships on beaches in Bangladesh, India and Turkey in violation of the European Waste Shipment Regulations.In addition, the Dutch Public Prosecutor calls for confiscation of the profits Seatrade made on the illegal sale of four ships, those being Spring Panda, Spring Bob, Spring Bear and Spring Deli.A six-month prison sentence for three of Seatrade’s top executives is also being requested.All four vessels departed on their last voyage to the breaking yards from the ports of Rotterdam and Hamburg in the spring of 2012.Ships sailing to their final destination on their own contain large quantities of hazardous substances such as bunker oil, lubricating oil, PCBs and asbestos.Since the ships in question are refrigerated vessels, they also contain HCFCs.As these hazardous substances were not removed from the ships their sale to India, Bangladesh and Turkey was illegal, the prosecution office said.The two 1984-built reefers, Spring Bear and Spring Bob ended up at Indian and Bangladeshi breakers respectively.The 1984-built Spring Panda and Spring Deli were demolished at shipyards in Turkey.Breaking yards in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India are notorious for their dangerous working conditions, especially with respect to the removal of hazardous waste as these yards don’t have the required facilities, meaning that chemical waste, including asbestos, is often dumped at the site.Seatrade sold the ships via the company Baltic Union Shipbrokers to cash-buyer GMS, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.However, it has later been determined that another cash buyer was behind the purchase, as GMS vehemently opposed the allegations.According to the prosecutor, Seatrade opted for using a cash buyer, rather than recycling the ships in a safe and clean manner, for purely financial reasons.Seatrade knowingly sold the vessels for dirty and dangerous breaking in order to maximize profits which further aggravates the charge, the prosecutor claimed.“Despite ongoing criminal investigations, Seatrade sold two more ships – the Sina and Ellan – for dirty and dangerous breaking on the beach in Alang, India, in August 2017,”  Ingvild Jenssen, Founder and Director of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, said.“This case adds itself to the growing demand, including from investors and major shipping banks, for better ship recycling practices.”Authorities in Norway, Belgium, and the UK will be paying close attention to the verdict of the case. Similar cases are currently being investigated there, involving shipping companies such as Maersk and CMB, as well as the world’s largest cash-buyers GMS and Wirana, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.The case is being heard in a Rotterdam Court this week.last_img read more

Trinidad minister defends PM over Commonwealth report

first_imgNewsRegional Trinidad minister defends PM over Commonwealth report by: – October 17, 2011 96 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communications, Dr Surujrattan RambachanPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — In a letter to the editor published today, Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communications, Dr Surujrattan Rambachan, has come out in defence of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar over a decision not to make public a report prepared by the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG).The EPG was established by Commonwealth leaders in 2009 to look at how the Commonwealth might be updated and made more relevant and has recently completed a report on the status and future of the organisation.Members of the EPG, Senator Hugh Segal (Canada) and Sir Ronald Sanders (Guyana), presented a summary of the major recommendations of the Group’s report to Rambachan in Port of Spain in August.Women’s and youth empowerment; women’s political participation; intra-Commonwealth trade; HIV/AIDS; a Youth Corps and the need for greater co-ordination among the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Foundation and Commonwealth Designated Organisations are key areas of focus in the report. Other topics included the role of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) and the need for the increased engagement of this body in order to preserve Commonwealth values. A need was also identified for the establishment of a Commonwealth Commissioner for the Rule of Law, Democracy and Human Rights to effectively support and implement the work of the secretary-general and CMAG.Sanders and Segal stated that the EPG report contains 107 recommendations, of which 14 are core recommendations. It was emphasised in the EPG report that the Commonwealth must recognise changing dynamics of development and human rights in the contemporary world and adapt to these changes. Since then, however, disagreement has arisen over whether or not the report should be released to the public prior to the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia, at the end of this month.“Inexplicably, current chair-in-office, the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, decided that the reports should be kept secret,” Segal said in an opinion piece published here.He went on to say that advocates of keeping the reports secret are really advocates of weakening the Commonwealth.Rambachan takes issue with this.“It is rather astonishing for the prime minister to be associated with any erroneous statement that she might in any way be responsible for weakening the Commonwealth when, in fact the prime minister has done significantly more than any previous chair-in -office to raise the profile of the Commonwealth,” he said in his letter.According to Rambachan, Persad-Bissessar, in the interests of maintaining consensus and not engaging in a unilateral debate in the media, was of the opinion that, as the report was commissioned by the Commonwealth heads of government, they must first be given an opportunity to deliberate before the contents are made public.However, it seems that not all heads of government agree with this approach. Australia’s prime minister, Julia Gillard, the host of the CHOGM, has reportedly indicated that the report should be made public before the summit meeting. Nevertheless, she is said to be constrained to join the Trinidadian prime minister in keeping the report secret for the time being in the interest of “consensus.”According to Sanders, in an opinion piece published here, there is a precedent for the EPG report to be released publicly before the heads of government meeting. When the first EPG report was delivered to the Commonwealth secretary-general twenty-five years ago, it was published four months ahead of the summit meeting, allowing for a full discourse throughout the Commonwealth on its findings about apartheid in South Africa, he said.Sanders and Segal have both drawn attention to what they see as the negative results of the ongoing failure to make the report public.“Instead, some recommendations have been subject to distortion and misinterpretation by representatives of a few governments that mistakenly believe there is some marginal benefit to them in stifling progress on these issues,” Segal said.According to Sanders, the absence of comprehensive information has led to misinterpretations.Rambachan emphasised, however, that Persad-Bissessar “is unwavering in her support of the goals of the report.”“Nonetheless, in her capacity as chairperson-in-office she has been mindful of the need to maintain a spirit of consensus among the Commonwealth member states. As such she has not lobbied for the early release of the report but has instead been compelled to opt for its release at CHOGM,” he said. By Caribbean News Now contributorCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Coutinho opens Bayern goal account

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Philippe Coutinho opened his Bundesliga account and Robert Lewandowski maintained his immaculate goalscoring form as Bayern Munich dismissed Cologne in a 4-0 victory.The latter has scored in all competitions for the Bavarians this season and wasted no time in handing his side the advantage with an opening goal after just three minutes.The early strike was the result of a link-up with Joshua Kimmich, who left his usual right-back role to start in midfield.A succession of half-chances created the sense that a second goal was looming, but Coutinho narrowly failed to convert an Ivan Perisic free-kick and could only find a post.The midfield duo, who both joined the reigning Bundesliga champions this summer, joined forces again as Bayern pressed for a wider advantage.Coutinho fed the ball to Perisic on the perimeter of the box before the Croatian switched feet and tried his luck with a shot on goal.The resulting attempt curved just wide of the mark, but the threat was enough to jolt Cologne into action.The Billy Goats’ Jhon Cordoba then found himself unmarked in the box and took his chance to level the scoreline with a strike that swung marginally wide of the target.Bolstered by the chance, the visitors tried again in the 41st minute.Austrian midfielder Florian Kainz bid for an equaliser this time, but his attempt was fumbled clear by Manuel Neuer.As the break approached, Niko Kovac’s side regained control of proceedings as Coutinho surged forward and found Lewandowski.Untroubled by Cologne’s defensive line and with the keeper on the ground, Lewandowski failed to capitalise on the chance as his shot was chipped over the bar.He was redeemed almost as soon as the second half began, scoring with a header from another Kimmich assist.Cologne right-back Kingsley Ehizibue then pulled Coutinho to the floor inside the box, resulting in a red card and a penalty for the home side.The Barcelona loanee stepped forward to duly slot the ball home.His effort was declared void, however, due to the presence of Bayern players in the box.The penalty was retaken and the visitors were offered no lifeline as the Brazilian calmly repeated the shot to secure his first goal for the Bavarians.Lewandowski was then replaced by German forward Thomas Muller, dampening any hopes of the 31-year-old repeating the hat-trick of goals he produced earlier in the season at Schalke.The scoring was resumed nonetheless, as Coutinho sought out Perisic again and the latter slotted home a fourth goal past Cologne keeper Timo Horn.Right winger Serge Gnabry then curved a cross into the box, but Perisic was denied a second goal as his headed shot landed just wide.Reduced to 10 men, Achim Beierlorzer’s side could do little to retaliate and eventually folded 4-0 to the leaders.Tags: Bayern MunichPhilippe Coutinholast_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka: Display of banners, placards won’t be allowed inside Guwahati stadium

first_imgDevajit Saikia, secretary Assam Cricket Association (ACA) informed that posters, banners, placards, message or any kind of display boards will not be allowed in the first T20I match between India vs Sri Lanka to be held on Sunday at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati,Spectators will be allowed to carry only essentials, such as phones, keys and purse into the ground.BCCI representative Mamon Majumdar urged spectators to “behave very nicely because people from outside, other states will watch us and say spectators are very well behaved.”Around 27,000 tickets have been sold so far. The stadium has a capacity of 39,400 spectators. The match is expected to be houseful.”Everybody is concerned, not just the people of Assam. This is an international event and will have heightened security measures. We have to be prepared,” Saikia informed during the briefing.In 2017, an alleged stone-pelting at the bus carrying Team Australia members in Guwahati raised several uncomfortable questions. The incident was widely condemned both within the State and outside. Scores of cricket fans gathered outside the airport with placards expressing apologies and shouting “Sorry” to Team Australia members as they flew out of the city. The Chief Minister too condemned the incident and vowed to take “strictest” action against the miscreants.Also Read: T20I Series: Sri Lanka cricket team arrives in GuwahatiAlso Watch: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses media ahead BJP Booth Committee President’s Conferencelast_img read more

Glo’s GO Russia Promo Winners Depart for Russia

first_imgGlobacom restated the company’s commitment towards empowering its subscribers and giving them access to the best value and pricing at all times.The winners on the trip include Agbede Temidayo Bayodele from Ekiti state, Adeoye Adefisoye Simon from Oyo State and Olugbokiki Mukail Omolola from Ogun State. Others are Orewa Edwin Ehi from Port Harcourt, Aghaegbunem Marvel Chukwufumnaya from Abuja, Oladunjoye Joseph Babatunde from Ogun State and Kome Sunny Ikpeba from Delta State.The company stated that “more winners will be unveiled from the next set of draws to be conducted soon in the GO RUSSIA promo which was unveiled to reward our amazing subscribers who have stood solidly behind the brand over the years”Speaking at the event, one of the winners, 45-year-old Kome Sunny Ikpeba from Delta State said, ”I have never won anything before, so when I got a call from Globacom to say that I qualified for a ticket, I was very happy. This is really good”. He thanked Globacom for giving him the opportunity to visit Russia.Another winner, Oladunjoye Joseph Babatunde, a Lagos cinematographer, also commended Globacom for packaging GO RUSSIA promo. The Ogun State Indigene said, “I feel good, it is going to be a very good experience for me. I am a loyal Glo subscriber as i started with them at inception.”Also commenting, a final year Mechanical Engineering student of Ekiti State University, Agbede Temidayo Bayodele who said the Russian trip was his first overseas trip advised his colleagues who thought it was a scam to participate in the promo because “it is for real!”A total of 22 lucky winners will emerge eventually from the promo which offers an all-expenses-paid trip to Russia.The promo which runs from May 16 to July 8, 2018, is open to all new and existing Prepaid/Postpaid customers on the Glo network nationwide.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The first batch of seven winners out of a total of 22 that will emerge in the ‘GO Russia’ promo, the on-going customer appreciation offer recently unveiled by National Telecommunications Company, Globacom, have left the country for Russia.The winners were accompanied by a Globacom official on the trip to Russia where they will visit different tourist attractions, historical sites and monuments.The lucky subscribers were sent off formally at the Mike Adenuga Towers’ headquarters of Globacom on Wednesday where the company congratulated them for emerging winners of the promo and urged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria when they get to Russia.last_img read more

FIFA rule Bojan ineligible for Serbia

first_imgFIFA has denied a request from the Serbian FA to allow Stoke forward Bojan to play for their national team.He’s ineligible to feature for them, having already represented Spain in a World Cup qualifier in 2008.Bojan was born in Spain, though his father is from Serbia.last_img

Kirolbet launches new responsibility campaign amid autonomous restrictions

first_img Espinosa maintains DGOJ leadership ahead of Spanish gambling overhaul January 31, 2020 FACUA lambasts Spanish advertising decree for maintaining football sponsorships February 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Spain orders ‘social shield’ to fast track gambling advertising window April 1, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Basque Country bookmaker Kirolbet has launched the ‘second phase’ of its responsible gambling campaign utilising its regional sports partnerships to raise awareness of ‘gambling risks and compulsive behaviours’.Issuing a market update, Kirolbet leadership has launched new responsibility specific campaign ‘Haz Caso a los Capitanes’ – ‘Pay Attention to your Captain’ across its retail and digital properties.The Basque Country campaign forms part of KirolBet’s 2019 corporate directive ‘Por un juego etico y responsable’ – delivering ‘ethical and responsible play’.Kirolbet debuts its new campaign, as last week Spanish regulator DGOJ announced its new ‘three-year strategy’, raising all-around licensee standards on responsible gambling practices and improving player safety frameworks.Yet industry advertising remains a contentious issue across Spain’s autonomous regions, with a new PSOE-led coalition government committed to delivering an overhaul of Spain’s advertising/marketing code focusing on regulating gambling advertising practices.Despite PSOE’s guarantees, Spain’s regional governments have moved to enforce new advertising restrictions across autonomous community properties.In May, the executives of Madrid and the Basque Country confirmed that regional broadcasters TeleMadrid and EITB would terminate all forms of betting advertising.Further developments saw Galicia’s regional government confirm this June that it would terminate all betting-related sponsorships/partnerships with Galician sports clubs.Galicia’s executive actions would be criticised by EGASA President Jose Gonzalez Fuentes, whose ‘Luckia’ sports betting brand serves as a principal partner of La Liga football clubs – Deportivo la Coruna and Celta Vigo.Leading EGASA, one of Galicia’s biggest employers, Gonzalez Fuentes detailed his disappointment at the executive’s decision that did not recognise the gambling group’s history and involvement in improving the region’s sports facilities and grassroots initiatives.last_img read more

National stadiums set for privatization: Kpege

first_imgDirector-General of the National Sports Authority Joe Kpenge says the decision to go into Public Private Partnership on the facilities of the National Sports Authority is to give them a face-lift and not to sell them off. There were indications government was on the verge of handing over the maintenance of the national stadia to private entrepreneurs following the NSA inability to keep the stadium in shape over the years.Joe Kpenge however insists the NSA will resist any such move and fingers the government for the poor state of the facilities at the stadiums“To be able to take care of our facilities and develop sports this year, we will give you this money and the money is not given to us or you give us only 25 percent and yet the society is expecting us to deliver on the objectives and the mandates they have handed us,” said Mr. Kpenge“We have always kept you inform that this is what is happening to us but i don’t see you going to those places to find out whether you what we are saying is true or not and asking them the hard questions, why is there the law that you should give this people this amount of money this year and you have not given to them? What is going on,? he questioned.“Go to the Ministry of Sports and Finance and tell them this is what the NSA is saying. “We are not handing over government asset to a private person to do whatever he likes with it so be rest assured.”last_img read more

Dodgers Notes: Alex Wood finds a little change can go a long way

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Not everything. Wood has added velocity (his fastball is averaging a career-best 92.9 mph) with his mechanics in order and his health recovered from a bone bruise in his foot two years ago and surgery to remove a bone chip in his pitching elbow last season.But Wood also credits a conversation with Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman with turbo-charging his return to a prominent role.“When I really started to take off last year was after we had a conversation about pitch usage and that kind of thing,” Wood said. “I won’t go into too much detail but that along with my mechanics getting back to where they were most of my life has made everything work better.”The most obvious change in Wood’s pitch usage is a big spike in the use of his changeup (which has also jumped in velocity by 3 mph to an average of 86.2 mph). He has thrown it 27.9 percent of the time this season, up from percentages in his teens most of his career. Hitters are seeing his fastball and curveball less often as a result.Hitters have swung and missed at 30 percent of those changeups from Wood and are batting .178 against it. “I don’t want to get too far into it,” Wood said, preferring to maintain as much mystery as possible. “Sometimes it’s about perspective. There’s so many ways to look at things and Andrew and those guys are great.“Obviously I still have to go out and execute. But sometimes when you change your perspective on things, it can open up a whole new thing and it definitely did.”Rehab roundupSecond baseman Logan Forsythe and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez are each scheduled to begin rehab assignments with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday.Forsythe has been out since suffering a hairline fracture in the big toe on his right foot on April 18. He started a rehab assignment with the Quakes on May 2 but suffered a hamstring injury the next day. He is scheduled to DH on Tuesday, get three at-bats and then be re-evaluated.Gonzalez, meanwhile, is scheduled to play seven innings at first base. He could be ready to rejoin the Dodgers after just two rehab games, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated with Forsythe likely to spend more time rehabbing.Pitching mattersThe Dodgers returned outfielder Brett Eibner to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday in order to activate right-hander Brandon McCarthy from the DL. Another roster move will be necessary Tuesday when left-hander Rich Hill will be activated and make his first start since April 16.“He’s been a caged lion for a long time,” Roberts said of Hill, who went to the DL with blister problems after each of his only two starts this season. “We’ve kind of gone through this whole program before. I think we’ve done everything we can to prepare him. He’s prepared himself. So we’re going to expect him to go out there and have it go well.”Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to start the series finale in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon with Hyun-Jin Ryu and Alex Wood lined up for Thursday and Friday, respectively. Beyond that “we’ll try to figure it out,” Roberts said.Right-hander Kenta Maeda threw to hitters in a simulated-game setting Monday afternoon and will be eligible to come off the DL this weekend. Left-hander Julio Urias did not pitch well in Colorado on Sunday but his turn will come up again next weekend as well.center_img SAN FRANCISCO >> Sometimes it pays to listen to your boss.Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood was named the National League’s Player of the Week after striking out 21 and allowing just seven hits and two walks over 11 innings in two winning starts last week. But that is just the most recent sparkle on a season that has seen Wood’s strikeout rate jump from a pedestrian 8.1 per nine innings over the first four years of his career – to an elite-level 12.1 this season. Wood has struck out 40 of the past 107 batters he has faced.“I think my stuff is the best it’s been in my career, for sure,” Wood said Monday. “I feel good mechanically and I think the execution has been there.“It’s funny the roads you take — 2015 when I hurt my foot was a battle mechanically, 2016 was a battle trying to get my mechanics back. It was tough when you’re pitching and throwing 88 (mph) and still trying to get outs. It’s nice now that everything’s getting back to where it’s always been.”last_img read more