BOLO, CATAPULT & RIVER BOYNE HEAD WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY

BOLO, CATAPULT & RIVER BOYNE HEAD WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY

first_imgBOLO, CATAPULT & RIVER BOYNE HEAD WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2019)–In what promises to be the best betting race of the weekend, trainer Carla Gaines’ Bolo, John Sadler’s Catapult and the Jeff Mullins-conditioned River Boyne head a wide-open field of 11 three year olds and up in the Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) at Santa Anita on Saturday.BOLOOwner:  Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc.Trainer:  Carla GainesIdle for 23 months prior to running fifth here in a 1 1/8 mile turf allowance April 28, this 7-year-old gelding by Temple City then executed a gate to wire heist in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) on May 27, winning by 1 ¼ lengths over top local turf horse River Boyne at 32-1.  Subsequently a well beaten eighth at 6-1 in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap on turf Aug. 18, Bolo will be making his fourth start of the year over a course that’s seen him win five races from 10 tries.CATAPULTOwner:  Woodford Racing LLCTrainer:  John SadlerIdle since fifth, beaten three lengths as the 3-2 favorite in the Grade II Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar July 21, this 6-year-old full horse by Kitten’s Joy was fifth by a similar margin to Bolo two starts back in the Shoe Mile, a race in which no one could make up appreciable ground from off the pace.  A multiple graded stakes winner and easily the leading money earner in the field with more than $1.5 million, Catapult could well go favored in the City of Hope Mile.RIVER BOYNEOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer:  Jeff MullinsA gem of consistency over the past two years, this 4-year-old Irish-bred colt has been idle since finishing second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Bolo in the Shoe Mile May 27 and looms extremely dangerous over a course that he adores.  With six wins from nine tries over the Santa Anita lawn, River Boyne, who is 8-3-3-0 at one mile on turf, figures to get a stalking trip as he bids for his fourth graded stakes victory. THE GRADE II CITY OF HOPE MILE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 10  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTOhio–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–123Synchrony–Joe Talamo–125True Valor–Drayden Van Dyke–121Restrainedvengence–Martin Garcia–121Big Score–Mike Smith–121Catapult–Rafael Bejarano–121River Boyne–Ruben Fuentes–121Kingly–Mario Gutierrez–118Prince Earl–Geovanni Franco–125Andesh–Abel Cedillo–121Bolo–Tyler Baze–125First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Altas seek 11th NCAA men’s plum vs Chiefs

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Perpetual coach Sammy Acaylar managed to push the Altas to the cusp of their 11th NCAA men’s volleyball title.But that’s what scared the veteran mentor the most.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Fourth Mr. Basketball for Fajardo Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ “We tend to relax when we are ahead,” said Acaylar, many time national men’s team coach. “Now we have the momentum, but I have been in this situation many times before and I know anything can happen.”Perpetual tangles with Arellano in a no-tomorrow Game 3 for the championship Thursday at FilOil Flying V Centre.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 folkThe Altas hacked out a 26-24, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16 victory in Game 2 last Monday to level the championship series.That was after the Chiefs ruled the opener, 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9, Friday. Perpetual is also seeking the crown in juniors division when it takes on Letran in Game 2 of their own series.Setter Warren Catipay got Perpetual offense going as he made 40 excellent sets in Game 2 that opened the firing lines for rookie MVP Joebert Almodiel, Ridzuan Muhali and Ronniel Rosales.“We just have to stick to our game plan and we’ll be okay,” said Acaylar.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Banchero keeps ball moving for ‘on fire’ Aces in win over TNT

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The guys were making their shots, it was fun to watch.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Unified Korea team grab historic gold at Asian Games When the game gives you open teammates, you make scorers out of them and that was what Chris Banchero did when Alaska whipped TNT 125-96 in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Banchero found the open man more often than not as he dished out 14 assists that went with his 15 points in just three quarters, keeping his eyes peeled for those red jerseys moving and cutting around the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s easy to have that many assists when guys are on fire, all I got to do is to get the ball to them,” said Banchero Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We came out really strong and it was nice, we got four games in nine days so we want to get off to a good start.”Speaking of good starts, the Aces had one of the best starts this young conference has seen. The Aces rolled over the KaTropa like their lives depended on it with a blistering 35-13 first quarter, a period where Banchero had three passes that led to as many Simon Enciso triples and also one more assist for Nonoy Baclao’s layup just for good measure.Overall, Banchero found Enciso six times for open three-pointers and he also found Vic Manuel and import Mike Harris four times for layups.Bancero also tallied three assists off Ping Exciminiano’s shots.Despite his playmaking masterpiece, Banchero knows there’s still a room for improvement as they plan to move up from their 2-0 record.“There’s always room for improvement, we’ll watch film tomorrow and build from there, I don’t think we shot that well from the free throw line tonight,” said Banchero whose team went 10-of-17 from stripe. “We got to work on that if we want to be a championship team.”ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The old saying goes that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade and that can also be translated, loosely, into basketball.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more

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ROC launches “Combating Sexual Violence” kit

first_imgBy Ramona LuthiThe Rights of Children (ROC) organisation on Monday launched a new “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” kit at the National Library.The programme was hosted by ROC Coordinator Larry Carryl, in the presence of Education Ministry advisor Cheryl Sampson; senior social worker of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Pauline Welch, and a group of teachers from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE).According to Carryl, ROC is currently focused on the issue of sexual harassment, primarily in secondary schools. He relayed that since the organisation’s establishment in 1998, the “Everyday Ordeals” kit had been created to educate persons on the common misconceptions of rape, and other initiatives have been undertaken to combat racial stigma and violence against women in general.Carryl highlighted that the current project, “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” was initiated in 2015, with theThe “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” training kitassistance of the Australian Government through a programme titled, “The Direct Aid”.In that programme, funding was provided for ROC to engage in a series of visits to hinterland indigenous communities that were negatively affected by mining. Carryl remarked that the sole objective of the project was to investigate and get a direct understanding of the impact miners had on the residents, specifically “school aged” females.“What we found during the course of the project was that Lethem is not so heavily affected by mining, but there are areas such as Barmita, Port Kaituma, Mahdia and Bartica, which really had adverse effects. So what we did – we went into these communities and we engaged not only the schoolchildren, but also the residents in the community to get a sense of what was wrong. Interviews were held, workshop training programmes for children, all of that was geared to produce this kit,” the ROC Coordinator said.It was pointed out that the purpose of the kit was to educate and develop responses towards the issue of sexual harassment in indigenous communities, since it contained numerous solutions which can be adopted by persons and shared by teachers in secondary schools.“It creates a mechanism whereby conversations can be had on the issue of sexual harassment and sexual violence in indigenous communities,” the ROC said.Speaking on behalf of the Education Minister, Cheryl Sampson expressed her appreciation for the launching of the training kit and the teachers who opted to participate in promoting the contents of the kit to students and members of the indigenous community. She also noted that alcohol played a major part in the sexual harassment of females.“Congratulations on producing this kit that these young teachers, when they go back to their communities, can use to help younger children, because if we do it right at the beginning, I’m sure that they would become more mature adults and they would better understand,” she stated.Adding to the discussion, Welch, on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, voiced that sexual violence was not only a social issue but a public health problem that may have long and short-term consequences.She pointed out that large-scale mining was one of the reasons the hinterland region was severely affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and suicide.“With these activities, all of the employment, all of the skills that are needed to conduct these activities are not adequately supplied by persons living in the hinterlands and so you would have an influx of persons from the coastal region, seeking employment and with them comes a different culture and behaviours. And, of course, a lot of them are men who are away from their family and so this is where the whole issue of sexual violence comes in,” Welch noted.Teachers of the Training College welcomed the introduction of the “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” training kit and expressed enthusiasm about sharing the knowledge therein.last_img read more

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Missing, damaged documents stymie probe

first_imgCity Hall auditThe Auditor General’s audit of the Georgetown Mayor & City Council (M&CC) has been completed, and a final report is expected soon.Auditor General Deodat SharmaThe process has not been smooth sailing, however, with reports emerging that auditors were stymied in their work by documents not being provided.According to Auditor-General Deodat Sharma, there were many gaps that remained unfilled in the investigation. He noted that because of these missing and sometimes even damaged documents, there will be a number of pages in the final report that will carry disclaimers.“Right now we’re preparing the report,” Sharma stated in a recent interview with this publication. “But we have not sent it to the Town Clerk yet, because they have not provided all the documents. So we may have to give a disclaimer,” he continued. “A lot of records were not presented. Some were water soaked, so some of the years will definitely carry a disclaimer.”Be that as it may, however, the Auditor General was optimistic of the report being completed within the next few weeks.Town Clerk Royston KingAuditDespite being the ones who wrote to the Auditor General’s office requesting an audit, City Hall officials have reportedly not been as helpful as expected. In fact, the final phase of the audit was at one point stalled due to the lack of cooperation.Things had reportedly reached a point necessitating a letter to be sent to Town Clerk Royston King over the undue delays being caused by City Hall officials not making the necessary documents available for the auditors.There have been persistent calls for City Hall to be fully audited. Back in 2015, the Georgetown M&CC had received two grants under the Communities Ministry’s Capital Programme for the “Georgetown Restoration Programme”, in addition to the “Emergency Solid Waste Management of Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill”.Each multi-million-dollar grant was based on Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between the Communities Ministry’s Permanent Secretary and the capital city’s Town Clerk. According to the Auditor General’s 2015 Report, there were several “discrepancies” in the way the allotted sums of money to the City Council were spent during the year.According to reports, after examining 212 payment vouchers, many discrepancies were found, including hundreds of instances where there was no evidence of the payment vouchers being certified by the accountant or another authorised officer.Last year, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillor Bishram Kuppen had written to the press a letter in which he had expressed dissatisfaction that the motions for an audit of the municipality’s affairs were denied.In his letter, the PPP Councillor had cited the millions of dollars in revenue the city had collected, with important services still un-provided and financial difficulties being cited. Kuppen had also referred to the $8 million donation from the Chinese Government, intended to assist the clean-up campaign in Georgetown.Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green had denied all suggestions that she was stymieing attempts to conduct an audit into City Hall. In fact, she claimed she had been the one calling for an audit.last_img read more

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Youth suffering serious injuries after ATV incident

first_imgA youth has been transported to an Edmonton hospital after an ATV accident.The RCMP tell Energeticcity.ca, that during the night of Saturday October 9th, a young male was involved in a collision while riding an ATV in Taylor.  The ATV hit a parked vehicle and left the youth with serious head injuries.The male was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.- Advertisement -The youth was flown to Edmonton for further treatment.  His current condition is unknown.last_img

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From Russia with love… Brief stories from the World Cup

first_img0Shares0000A poll finds Argentina fans are most prepared to sacrifice hard cash to see Lionel Messi lift the World Cup on July 15 © AFP / JUAN MABROMATAMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 30 – AFP Sport takes a look at some of the stories you may have missed at the World Cup:Financial gains How much are you willing to pay to see your country win the World Cup? Dutch bank ING asked supporters of nine World Cup finalists.Argentines topped the poll, with 41 percent questioned saying they were prepared to give up one percent of their annual salary to see Lionel Messi and company lift the trophy on July 15.The French, Argentina’s last-16 rivals, were less committed, with only 14 percent prepared to sacrifice some of their hard-earned euros on seeing Didier Deschamps’s men triumph.On the chinBelgium’s Michy Batshuayi scores on social media after clumsy goal celebration © AFP / OZAN KOSEMichy Batshuayi’s clumsy celebrations after scoring against England have become a source of online amusement.The Borussia Dortmund striker mishit the ball, it ricocheted off the goalpost and hit him smack bang on his face. He took it on the chin, tweeting: “Why am I so stupid, bro?”SackedOne Mexican politician finds football and politics don’t mix © AFP / Hector RETAMALFootball and politics don’t mix. A candidate for mayor in the Mexican town of Atlixco can certainly vouch for that. Juan Antonio Villarroel Garcia travelled to Russia to support the national team.His trip appeared on social media, and he was promptly fired. “He abandoned his responsibilities,” his political party declared.India’s World Cup pupilsAn Indian school teacher paints the face of a student with the flag of Brazil at Bright Academy School, in Siliguri © AFP / DIPTENDU DUTTAIceland, population 330,000, made it but India, population 1.25 billion, has never graced the World Cup stage.That hasn’t stopped Indians keeping a close eye on events in Russia — especially teachers at a school in Siliguri, which has organised a World Cup for its pupils.Each team wears the colours of one of the finalists, an opportunity to learn about each the country, its culture, geography, and cultural differences, but also the rules of football, perhaps in anticipation of qualification for Qatar 2022.Ronaldo for president?US President Donald Trump talks Cristiano Ronaldo with his Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the White House © AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM“Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest player in the world.” That’s not only the view of all Portugal and Real Madrid fans but also the president of the United States.“They say he is the greatest player,” Donaldo Trump told Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa when the two heads of state met in the White House.“So, tell me, how good a player is he?” asked Trump. “Are you impressed?” I’m very much impressed. He’s the best player in the world,” nodded De Sousa.But despite his popularity, Ronaldo has no chance of swapping the keys of his dressing room locker for the keys of state.“So will (Cristiano) ever run for president against you?” Trump asked Robelo de Sousa.“He wouldn’t win! You know he won’t win?”. “Well, president, you know there’s something I must tell you,” replied Rebelo de Sousa. “Portugal is not the United States. It’s a little different!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Case continues for ex-priest

first_imgHis lawyer, Donald Steier, declined comment. Baker met one of the boys, who was then 7, when he was at St. Hilary in Pico Rivera. He allegedly molested the boy from 1984 to 1995, said Deputy District Attorney Marc Beaart. The boy and his family moved back to Mexico but Baker visited them. He also took the boy on trips to Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Arizona. Sheriff’s Detective Mario Loffredo said Baker met the second boy at St. Columbkille in Los Angeles. This boy was reportedly molested from March 1, 1996, to Sept. 3, 1998. Deputies arrested Baker on Jan.19, 2006, at Los Angeles International Airport after he returned from a trip to the Far East. LOS ANGELES – A former priest accused of molesting two boys he met while serving at churches in Pico Rivera and Los Angeles will return to court Nov. 30. Clad in an orange Los Angeles County Jail jumpsuit, Michael Stephen Baker, 59, appeared Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court for a hearing. However, the matter was continued and Baker’s case transferred to another courtroom. He allegedly molested the two boys from Jan. 1, 1994, to Sept. 3, 1998, according to the criminal complaint. Prosecutors have charged him with nine counts of oral copulation of a person under 18, one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object and three counts of sodomy of a person under 18. Baker was being held at the Men’s Central Jail in lieu of $800,000 bail. He’s been in custody since then. Frank Zamora, 62, of La Mirada said he’s made a point to be at every court hearing of Baker’s. He said his younger son, Dominic, was molested by Baker when he was an altar boy at St. Paul of the Cross in La Mirada. He said his son was one of the plaintiffs in the civil suits against the Los Angeles Archdiocese settled earlier this year. “Every time we come, it’s always postponed,” Zamora said. “I’m here every time … because I want to see him go to jail. He ruined so many lives.” Baker has been accused of molesting children before. In 2003, prosecutors filed 34 counts of sexual misconduct with a child against Baker for allegedly molesting a former altar boy at St. Hilary and at St. Paul of the Cross 30 years ago. The alleged incidents happened at the two churches and at a condominium in Palm Desert. The former altar boy, Matthew Severson, testified that the alleged abuse happened when he spent the nights at the rectory. It started when he was 8 and ended when he was 19. But the charges against Baker and other priests accused of molestations were dismissed in 2003 after the Supreme Court ruled that the state cannot retroactively erase statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations on sex crimes in 1975 was six years. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “Us or them” (Nov. 10): We the voters have spoken, and we’ve decided we like things the way they are. We like gerrymandered districts controlled by union puppeteers. We want to overspend on our lavish lifestyle and send the bills to our children and grandchildren. Bad teachers should keep their jobs. On a local level we want our property taxes raised. Some argue they want reform, just not this reform. So where are their counterproposals? That’s an alibi, not legitimate voter rejection. Too often we blame Bush, Cheney, Schwarzenegger, Nunez, et al. for our current state of affairs, but it’s not their fault. We (mis)choose our leaders and our destiny, election after election after election. Kelli McAllister Van Nuys Do the right thing Re: “Arnold losing big” (Nov. 9): Tuesday’s statewide vote on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s four propositions amounted to a no confidence vote on his leadership. The people have now spoken decisively. Arnold should take this message like a man. He should resign and let someone else lead. Robert Porter Burbank Davis is smiling Re: “Arnold losing big” (Nov. 9): With a $100-plus million campaign, full of lies and distortions (as well as vicious personal attacks on our governor), the union bosses have misled voters to maintain the “status quo.” There will be no attempt to control the state budget, your dues will continue to be used for whatever purpose without your consent, schoolteachers will continue to achieve tenure after only two years (whether they are competent or not) and there will be no changes in the ever-changing representative districts. I’ll bet former Governor Gray Davis has a big grin on his face. How sad. Robert Kunz Canoga Park Just wait It’s nice to know that a lot of Californians have disposable income to pay more taxes in the coming years. This state (just like any household) cannot continue to spend more than it takes in. This is just another reason to leave this state because if you think it’s expensive now, then just wait. Robert D. Henri Tarzana Bamboozled again Re: “Arnold losing big” (Nov. 9): Shame, shame on you lazy Republicans who failed to vote, and shame on you “sheeple” who were bamboozled by the lying unions who obviously put their own self interests ahead of the state. So let’s just go on spending ourselves into oblivion and continue letting the politicians determine who will be elected. Next you’ll be wanting to change the name of our state to the People’s Republic of California with the hammer and sickle added to the flag. John Lynch Studio City Check, please Re: “Us or them” (Nov. 10): I’d say California voters have expressed their feelings rather clearly regarding the necessity of this election. Now, can we bill Governor Moneybags for this debacle? Steve Stein Los Angeles L.A. lateness What is going on with L.A. County’s vote counting. Your Nov. 9 headline, “Abortion measure finding favor with voters” would have been very different if L.A. County had not taken until almost 5 a.m. to finish its vote count. Since L.A. was 23.3 percent of all the votes cast statewide, it was the crucial deciding county for several of the propositions. Why the delay? Only one county finished reporting later (Stanislaus). Thirty-nine counties finished before midnight, 14 others before 2 a.m. and three before 3 a.m., which left L.A. County at 4:57 a.m. and Stanislaus at 6:57 a.m. Diana Dixon-Davis Chatsworth Incredible deal Re: “Mayor defends jet use for trip” (Nov. 09): The mayor and deputy mayor of Los Angeles going to Detroit for $438 was an incredible deal. A comparison search on expedia.com using first class tickets (a private jet is beyond this class), nonstop and the next day return yielded two tickets on Northwest Airlines for $2,846. Other sites are in this general price neighborhood. I want flights on these private jets. How can I sign up? I’ll pay the same rate as the mayor or even a bit more. John Sax Glendale Killing must stop Re: “Mayor’s animal problem” (Nov. 8): Twenty-six thousand (26,000) animals a year in L.A. alone? How many animals are being killed worldwide? It has to be millions, maybe tens of millions. This holocaust must be stopped. An international treaty banning the killing of animals in animal shelters must be created. Josh Rivetz Northridge Alarcon responds Re: “Accidents happen” (Editorial, Nov. 4): My call for the temporary suspension of the Orange Line is not based on “unfounded fear” but rather on my experience as a former member of the Metropolitan Transportation Administration’s board and as the former chairman of the City Council’s Transportation Committee. I do not want to see the Orange Line fail. I want to see it succeed as a safe and cost-effective transportation alternative. But that won’t happen if we risk injuries to riders, drivers and motorists. The liability from operating an unsafe line alone can threaten the Orange Line’s success by resulting in costly lawsuits that will burden taxpayers and may cause fare hikes. Richard Alarcon State senator Special Order 40 Re: “Homegrown evil exists in our own communities” (Their Opinions, Nov. 4): Councilman Tony Cardenas blames Americans for human trafficking of illegal immigrants. He mentions a Beverly Hills couple who employed illegals from Africa but said nothing of prosecuting the couple for employing illegal immigrants. As long as Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, choosing to ignore federal immigration laws, protecting employers and illegal entrants; this type of human import will continue. Councilman, if you’re really serious about stopping this horrendous situation, repeal Special Order 40, enforce our immigration laws and hunt down and prosecute/deport the bad guys, both employers and illegal immigrants. Claire Magid Reseda Oil company profits Finally, the Senate is taking up the oil companies’ excessive profits. The oilmen tell us their all-time record high profits are “in line” with industry averages as a percentage of revenues. That’s not a satisfying statistic. While the world market for oil has shot up due to Bush’s war and Katrina’s response, the cost of oil production remains relatively constant. Add a fixed percentage profit margin onto higher prices and, voila! higher profits. As oil companies pass the higher market prices on to us consumers, responsible companies would keep their profits at a fixed amount, not a fixed percentage. Congress should enact a windfall profits tax immediately, and should rescind the tax-breaks recently given to these gougers in the energy bill. Bruce Joffe Piedmont Head Start The L.A. County Office of Education has worked cooperatively with all parties involved in the ongoing transition of Head Start preschool programs for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. The county office also wants to note the great value of Head Start, which continues to be an important and vital part of early childhood education in Los Angeles County and throughout the nation. We look forward, with everyone else, to the full resumption of the programs in the valleys. Sophia Waugh Vice president Los Angeles County Board of Education Front-page reaction Regarding your front page of Oct. 2, (2,000 deaths in Iraq), I had two immediate reactions – I felt deep sorrow for all those lost lives and for their families, and secondly, I was angry at the Daily News for stating that they died for “freedom.” My husband was in the Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, when it was bombed. There was no choice; America was forced to fight and the patriotism was real and strong compared with the division we have today in this country and being involved in a situation that we never should have been in. Marjorie Britt San Fernando Nothing guaranteed Re: “His own standard” (Your Opinions, Nov. 8): I guess Tina Gerald has forgotten that no one is guaranteed a job – not Anrold Schwarzenegger, not James Hahn, not even Gray Davis. Max Duran Acton Torture discussion What has our nation become? In our Capitol, our leaders debate “torture” … if, who, when, where, how, etc. to torture. That this is a topic on our national agenda is a disgrace. To contemplate such acts are disgusting – it shames us all. Ed Rosas La Canada Flintridge It hurts, but works Are cameras an effective deterrent against running red lights? I can say, yes! I was photographed in all my splendor as I was running a red light and after paying more than three hundred bucks (and one Saturday listening to a lecture about it) I am now very, very attentive when I approach a yellow blinking light. Dante F. Rochetti West Hills last_img read more

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Young girl taken to hospital after St Johnston accident

first_imgA young girl was taken to hospital this morning following an accident in St Johnston.The girl, a pedestrian, was struck by a passing vehicle at around 8.30 near to St Baithin’s Church.Emergency services attended the scene and the girl, who had been on her way to get the school bus to Raphoe, was transferred to hospital. She is said not to have suffered any serious injury, but has been treated for shock.Young girl taken to hospital after St Johnston accident was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:accidentemergency servicesSt Baithin’sSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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