Knockout No. 39

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 As always, the tired group was treated to dinner composed of trays of  pancit (noodles), beef steak, caldereta (goat meat stew) and white rice.On Tuesday, Pacquiao and Vargas  will be doing the Grand Arrival at the main entrance of Wynn as Fight Week officially begins.Before going here, trainer Freddie Roach happily reported how his wards’ punches have been pounding his frail body.The seven-time trainer of the year’s left shoulder is aching all over, and so is his elbow, after four rounds of doing the mitts with Pacquiao on Monday afternoon at Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.Despite the throbbing pain emanating from his battered, reddish palms, Roach isn’t complaining.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ Belo, Jalalon, Ferrer: New PBA millionaires Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine On Monday, Pacquiao wrapped up his training  in Hollywood with an early morning assault of Griffth Park peak and working out at Wild Card Gym in the afternoon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Oddsmakers and bettors have picked him to beat Vargas, with betting lines veering mostly on whether Pacquiao would win by stoppage or settle for another decision.“Ready na, bakbakan na (I’m ready. Let’s fight),” said Pacquiao, as his convoy of sport utility vehicles, cars and a customized bus bearing his image left Hollywood en route to Wynn resort and casino, his home here for the week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThe Fighting Senator will be staging his 19th fight in Nevada’s capital, but will be doing it at the 19,522-capacity Thomas & Mack Center only for the third time.Nearly five hours and 434.5 kilometers later, Team Pacquiao split into two groups, with the Pacquiaos, their security detail and training staff billeted at Wynn and the rest assigned to Treasure Island located at the other side of the Strip, just a few blocks away. Manny Pacquiao pummels the heavy bag at Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. —Roy LuarcaLAS VEGAS—The deposed king is back to reclaim  his throne.Manny Pacquiao wheeled into this city of lights Monday night, eager and ready to snare the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown from Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 at Thomas & Mack  Center.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Fact is, the more intense the pain Pacquiao inflicts on Roach, the happier he gets.It means they are getting closer to their wish of ending Pacquiao’s seven-year knockout drought.“His punches are more powerful than before,” said Roach, who is confident Pacquiao will   finally tally KO No. 39.“The better he performs, the bigger his chances of fighting bigger names next year.”But Pacquiao refused to predict a knockout, saying all he wants to do is please the fans.He lost the 147-pound title in a megabuck bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has since retired, last year.Vargas won the crown vacated by Tim Bradley Jr. in Washington D.C. by stopping Sadam Ali in the ninth round last March 5.Bradley relinquished the title to get a third crack at Pacquiao, who beat him by a clear unanimous decision on April 12.Pacquiao announced his retirement after that victory, only to reconsider  after finding out that he can still fulfill his legislative duties in the Senate while boxing at the same time.Juggling his time, Pacquiao had to endure 14-hour training and work everyday to whip himself into shape for the 12-rounder with Vargas which is distributed on pay per view by fight promoter Top Rank. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise We are young View commentslast_img read more

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Regreening a barren Rohingya refugee camp on Myanmar’s border

first_imgKutupalong, the megacamp that combined with several satellite settlements in the same corner of Bangladesh, is now home to 740,000 refugees.Along this borderland between Myanmar and Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees are beginning to cultivate some of the fresh food that they consume.Boosted in part by an April 2018 U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization influx of 25,000 micro-gardening kits, inhabitants are trying to nourish the damaged environment. KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh — Where a year ago there were only the desolate remains of a forest scythed from hills to house hundreds of thousands in the world’s largest refugee camp, Rohingya refugee Hazara Khatun now picks the vegetables she will use for dinner.Inside a small plastic bag hanging from her wrist is the precious harvest: a few small potatoes, a bundle of leafy greens, and a handful of green beans.All were grown by two of her grandsons, who are among those trying to rekindle an element of their former lives. Many were farmers across the border in Myanmar’s Rakhine state before a military operation in August 2017 killed thousands of civilians and forced the majority of the Rohingya minority into an entirely different life as refugees in a bordering area in Bangladesh.Kutupalong, the megacamp that alongside several satellite settlements in the same corner of Bangladesh grew to house the 740,000 new refugees, became a home built of necessity. It emerged from forest land stripped bare to make way for the bamboo-and-tarpaulin makeshift shelters that have become semi-permanent in the absence of any changes in Myanmar that could guarantee a safe return.When Mongabay visited after the 2017 influx, evidence of the active deforestation was everywhere. Where the refugees were not clearing space for the still-expanding camp, others were hiking hours into the rapidly disappearing forest to gather precious firewood by cutting down trees and even ripping roots from the hills.Returning to Kutupalong a year and a half later, it is still a harsh, ravaged space, but the deforestation has slowed; its inhabitants are finding ways to survive by trying to nourish the damaged environment, often through their own small initiatives but also with the help of government planning. In April 2018, the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) handed out 25,000 micro-gardening kits.“My grandsons started growing this, it makes me happy when I come here and see it,” Hazara said, standing in front of their plots. It has made a difference, she said, by supplementing the mundane ration of lentils and rice the refugees have had to live on.“We started growing so we could have some beans and potatoes to eat,” she said. “We can also earn money by selling them because there is no work for us here. We can grow them and go to other places to sell them.”Kutupalong’s hanging gardenslast_img read more

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Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

first_imgTaal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Ravena, Perez, Bolick boost Gilas Pilipinas practice Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments “It just came. I felt it (needed to be said),” Lindberg told The Associated Press after the vote.Instead, IOC members picked Italy despite a debt-hit economy which faces increasing European Union scrutiny.“We submit with full confidence to your judgment,” Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told IOC members before their vote.Both candidates would likely have failed to get this far in previous Olympic bidding contests.The IOC has relaxed previously strict rules that demanded financial guarantees and government support earlier in the process.It was an attempt to revive Winter Games bidding with just two candidates on the ballot paper for the second straight time, since Russia spent $51 billion on venues and infrastructure for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Now, the IOC seeks to avoid costly new venues — and potential white elephants — while encouraging regions and multi-nation bids to share the load. Hence, Sweden teamed with Latvia, across the Baltic Sea, rather than build its ice sliding sports venue.“We have budget problems in Italy but I think that this is something that everyone has,” Italy Undersecretary of State Giancarlo Giorgetti said at an earlier news conference, citing the wealth of the Lombardy and Veneto provinces underwriting the games costs. “They are two of the richest provinces in Europe.”The IOC will give at least $925 million toward Italy’s games operating costs of up to $1.7 billion.After Russia’s huge spending in venues, infrastructure and cost overruns for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, multi-billion dollar construction projects were awarded in new markets for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and 2022 Beijing Olympics. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption From left, the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, Italy’s National Olympic Committee (CONI) president Giovanni Malago, Italy’s Lombardy region President Attilio Fontana, Italy’s Under Secretary of State Giancarlo Giorgetti, Italy’s Olympic Gold Medallist in Fencing Diana Bianchedi, Italy’s Veneto Region President Luca Zaia and Mayor of Cortina Gianpietro Ghedina pose after Milan-Cortina won the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, during the first day of the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, June 24, 2019. Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games.International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that also included a bobsled track in Latvia.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 2026 contest met Bach’s long-stated wish to return to traditional winter sports heartlands, use existing venues and cut costs.The IOC praised both candidates for projecting sports budgets “on average 20% lower” than spending on the 2018 and 2022 games.Building athlete villages in Milan and Stockholm shaped as the main capital investment and most uncertain ventures in the projects.Last week, the IOC flagged Stockholm’s village as a risk, and asked for more details of guarantees underwriting the project.“A letter of intent is as important to us as any contract,” Volvo chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said in the formal presentation, in what seemed a rebuke to the Olympic body.Needing to work hard to persuade Olympic voters, Sweden sent its heir to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria, and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to Lausanne.Sweden’s search continues for its first home Olympics since the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Milan-Cortina’s jubilant delegation broke into chants of “Italia! Italia!” when the result was announced, giving the Alpine nation a second Winter Games in 20 years.“I’m really emotional,” Italian Olympic president Giovanni Malago said, close to tears at the winner’s news conference. “It’s a very important result, not only for me but the whole country.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsItaly will get a third Winter Games, after Turin hosted in 2006 and ski resort Cortina staged in 1956.Sweden never hosted the Winter Games and was sent to an eighth loss in bidding in the past 41 years. A lack of enthusiasm for the project in Sweden — rating 28% below the Italians in the IOC’s own polls — was a decisive factor.“What was clear was the gap in public support,” IOC President Thomas Bach said, suggesting it hinted at weaker political backing.A spirited late campaign effort was in vain, including Stockholm’s mayor Anna Konig Jerlmyr appealing to voters from the stage by singing a lyric from Abba song ‘Dancing Queen’.A sign of simmering Swedish frustration came minutes later when IOC board member Gunilla Lindberg pushed the limit of Olympic diplomacy ending her team’s 30-minute presentation.Lindberg challenged her colleagues to reward a new kind of creative, cost-effective bid the IOC has said it wanted — “Or is it just talk?”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Northridge takes stand against falls in senior population

first_imgNORTHRIDGE – While some cities stake out nuclear- or smoke-free zones, Northridge leaders have declared the nation’s first “fall-free zone.” As in: No falling down here. “We have declared Northridge a fall-free zone,” said Peter McCarty, a board member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council. “We want to prevent falling down. We want to treat falling down. And we want to help people survive falling down. “We are a stand-up crowd. We stand tall.” In California, 1.3 million seniors get hurt from falling, of which two die each day from fall-related injuries. Such injuries rack up $3.5 billion in medical costs each year. “It’s staggering,” said Debra Sheets, a professor of gerontology at CSUN, which works with seniors to prevent and treat fall injuries. Seniors often suffer from deteriorating sight, hearing and balance. Bones become brittle. Drugs can also cause dizziness. Most falls occur inside the home, according to national surveys. Some 31 percent of all falls occur in living rooms, compared with 13 percent in the bath. “I had one gal who had a misstep on the curb in front of the doughnut shop,” said balance-fair speaker Diane Poladian, a physical therapist at Progressive Physical Therapy in Granada Hills. “She damaged a tooth and cut her gums. She had a balance issue and she’s in our clinic now.” To prevent falls, experts recommend that older adults consult their doctor and reduce risk through physical exercise. In addition, they can increase lighting, secure rugs, cut clutter and affix grab bars to bathrooms and along steps. This summer, McCarty broached the fall-free zone, now endorsed by the east and west Northridge neighborhood councils and the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. The zone will include more health fairs and educational materials devoted to help seniors protect themselves from falling. “This fall prevention is huge,” said Thomas Christopher, chairman of the chamber’s Senior Business Council. “It’s very important, whether you’re looking at injuries to seniors in basic falls, or the impact to our society in (medical) costs.” KEEPING YOUR BALANCE A free Senior Balance Fair will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Center, 7845 Vanalden Ave. Go to www.cityofla.org/doa. For information on fall prevention and treatment, go to http://stopfalls.org, or call the CSUN Center for Advanced Clinical Practice in Physical Therapy at 818-677-4463.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Northridge might be on to something. In recent years, health officials have become increasingly concerned about fall injuries among a growing population of seniors. Today, the city Department of Aging will host a free Senior Balance Fair in Northridge targeted to prevent tumbles. On Dec. 8, California State University, Northridge, will host a Department of Aging senior-fitness festival with a focus on preventing falls. Next month, USC will host a two-day Fall Prevention Summit. “There is a national trend, as well as a local interest, on preventing people from falling down,” said James Don, assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Department of Aging. “Most deaths can be traced back to some kind of fall.” Health officials say falling, especially for seniors, is no laughing matter. Falls can result in hip fractures, head injuries and death. last_img read more

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Blacklisted: 60 years later, memories still painful

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe budding star – branded a “pinko” by Red Channels, a pamphlet listing supposed Communists and Communist sympathizers that formed the basis for Hollywood blacklisting – saw her career crushed. Visiting the capital last week to recall the experience on the anniversary of the Hollywood blacklistings, Hunt and others said the sense of fear fanned by politicians since 9-11 makes the experience of the 1940s and ’50s ever-relevant. “The only reason I’m willing to bring up a very sad part of my life is that I think it’s important that each new generation know that it is possible for a nation to be cowed,” Hunt said. Walter Bernstein, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who also was blacklisted in the early 1950s, added, “We need to think about what this country does when confronted with what it thinks of as a threat.” Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, who said one of the earliest causes he embraced while in college at UCLA was the abolishment of the House Un-American Activities Committee, said the era underscores the importance of being vigilant against curtailing civil liberties in the name of national security. WASHINGTON – Actress Marsha Hunt still finds it painful to talk about the time 60 years ago this month when her acting career came to an abrupt halt. She had recently returned from a euphoric trip to Washington, D.C., to protest, along with Judy Garland, Humphrey Bogart, Danny Kaye and others, the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings into alleged Communist influences in Hollywood. And though the trip had ended on a sour note – the group returned deflated after two days of watching their fellow actors and actresses treated as criminals – Hunt said she was still shocked when three offers to star in her own TV show were suddenly rescinded. “It happened overnight,” recalled Hunt, 90, a Sherman Oaks resident who in the 1940s had important supporting roles in such major films as “The Affairs of Martha,” “The Human Comedy” and “The Valley of Decision.” Berman said he finds some parallels in what he described as today’s “very radical concerns about radical jihadists.” That, he argued, has led to “overreaches” in the Patriot Act and other tools Congress passed as part of the War on Terror. Berman warned of provisions like ones he has fought against that make it easier for law enforcement to search library records and use evidence obtained in secret searches, saying these “undermine us” as a nation. “They abridge fundamental freedoms, and they send a message to the rest of the world that we are straying from our principles,” he said. The lesson of the Hollywood blacklistings, he said, is that “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” Hunt, speaking before a panel at the National Press Club, recalled the era as a time of terrible fear. But it wasn’t always that way. In 1947, she said, Tinseltown was consumed with righteous outrage over the hearings. A number of actors and screenwriters whom politicians charged with infiltrating popular entertainment with Communist propaganda had already been called to testify in Washington, and many of them “named names” of other likely subversives. Ten of them, who later were hailed as the “Hollywood 10,” famously refused to aid the committee, and in Los Angeles they were lauded as heroes. Hunt, who had just turned 30 years old and already had 52 films under her belt, took a role that would change her life. She joined about 30 A-listers on ABC radio on a show called “Hollywood Fights Back” to support the Hollywood 10 and denounce the hearings. Then, confident in their cause, they boarded a plane to the nation’s capital to protest the hearings. “Our mood was as concerned citizens, not as movie people,” she said. “We were playing roles that were new to us, and it was a real drama that we felt mattered greatly.” Toward the end of the proceedings, Hunt said, the group delivered a petition for redress of grievances to Congress. “That was 60 years ago, and we have yet to be redressed, or even have it acknowledged that it was received,” she said. “Unfinished business, I guess.” In fact, the only surviving copy of the petition appears to be one that was printed on the back of the Oct.24, 1947, edition of The Hollywood Reporter, according to National Archives and Records Administration archivist Tom Eisinger. Eisinger said a search for the actual petition Friday turned up nothing. Petitions, he noted, are traditionally delivered to the clerk of the U.S. House – but on that day, the House was not formally in session beyond the HUAC hearings. It is possible, Eisinger said, that the group delivered the petition to the clerk of the committee. But he declined to speculate about what might have happened to it. “There’s no reference to it,” he said. But, noting the luminaries who would have signed it, he said if the original is ever found, “I don’t even want to think about putting a price on it.” Meanwhile, the Hollywood fighters returned to Los Angeles with the wind knocked out of their sails. They never met again, Hunt said. “Instead, discretion and caution began to rule the day,” she said. And within months, her film career had all but ended. About 300 actors, directors and screenwriters were ultimately blacklisted by the studios in that era. Some, such as Hunt, turned to the theater. Some left the country. And some writers, such as Bernstein, were able to find work as long as they used false names. “The writers were much luckier than the actresses and actors. They had to show their faces to work. We didn’t,” Bernstein said. Recalling the surreal time when he was hired to write copy by the same advertising company under two different names – and had to listen to the company president rail about how lousy the first writer had been compared with the second – Bernstein said, “To survive the blacklist, you needed resilience and a very strong sense of humor.” Victor Navasky, publisher emeritus of The Nation magazine, said he thinks a similar blacklisting would be unlikely today, both because the media would not keep the story silent as they did in the 1950s and because of the new strength of independent filmmakers and the Internet. “There’s such a profusion of ways to distribute ideas,” agreed Berman, whose district includes most of the major studios. “The days when four or five top executives could get together and stop people from working because of their political views are over, hopefully.” Still, Hunt warned, “If you’re in a democracy, it takes upkeep.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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MARGO RECORDS TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO MISSING MARY AS SHE VOWS NEVER TO STOP SEARCHING

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell’s sister Margo has recorded a tribute to Ireland’s longest missing person Mary Boyle.The disappearance of Mary, who went missing near Cashelard near Ballyshannon 34 years ago, has remained the country’s biggest ever mystery.Mary went missing on March 18th, 1977 when she followed her uncle form her grandparents home as he was returning a ladder to a neighbour’s home. No trace of her has ever been found. Margo, who is related to Mary’s mother Ann, has remained close to the Boyle family and has often helped in the search for Mary who was just six when she vanished.She said simply “I will never give up searching for her.”The money raised from The Missing Mary Boyle will go towards funding to keep searching for the Donegal girl.Mary’s mum Ann says she knows her little girl died a long time ago but says her only wish is to find her body. Margo’s new song will be available at all her gigs including the INEC in Killarney next Saturday and at the Donegal Shore Festival in Kincasslagh on September 3rd.EndsMARGO RECORDS TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO MISSING MARY AS SHE VOWS NEVER TO STOP SEARCHING was last modified: August 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MARGOMARY BOYLEmissinglast_img read more

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Sex incidents down at library

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe only other library among the 84 branches the county operates that has full-time security is the Compton branch. A security guard patrols the parking lot there to deter muggers. The Lancaster branch had a dozen incidents going back to May 31, 2003; whereas most other libraries had at most two incidents over the same time period. At the Valencia branch, however, there were four incidents, including a man believed to have exposed himself on Aug. 22, 2005, and a sex-related incident eight days later. In the first incident, library patrons who witnessed it disagreed about whether the act was intentional, Todd said. At the Lancaster branch, library officials supplemented their one security guard with another guard in September 2005, so now there are always two guards for every hour the library is open. Since the library has added security, there has been one report of inappropriate sexual behavior, in April. “I really think we saw the problem and addressed it,” said Fred Hungerford, assistant director of the library system. LANCASTER – Library officials have clamped down on inappropriate sexual behavior at the Lancaster branch library, and the number of incidents has decreased since the facility became one of just two libraries in the system to have full-time security, officials said. Before the library received a security guard and a video monitoring system in May 2005, the library had several incidents of inappropriate sexual behavior, including a report that a man propositioned a juvenile. “It was unusual. The minute we started to see those incidents, we said this is very strange,” county librarian Margaret Donnellan Todd said. “Normally, Lancaster is very quiet, very peaceful.” County librarians asked the Sheriff’s Department and the county Office of Public Safety to look into the matter, and they determined that many of the people causing problems at the library came from centers serving the homeless that had recently opened in the area, Todd said. A mental health agency also opened in the area. Providing the extra security at the Lancaster branch costs $150,000 a year. The county librarian was questioned about security arrangements at various county libraries at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich wanted to know if convicted sex offenders could be barred from the libraries, but Todd answered that she has no way of knowing if a library patron is a sex offender. “It’s shocking,” Antonovich said. “And you would think that if you’re going to have a state law that precludes them from being around young children, and then they have the library that allows them to escape that, then perhaps we ought to look at having legislation to include libraries under those types of specifications that prohibit pedophiles from being in contact with younger people.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want 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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FPL tips: Five players you must sign, including Man United and Chelsea aces

first_imgSheffield United vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTQPR vs West Bromwich Albion (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Manchester City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT AFP or licensors 6 Getty Images – Getty Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) – £5.9mUndoubtedly one of the stars of the season so far, he’s proving he has what it takes to play at the highest level.He’s now got two goals and three assists and even with a string of tough fixtures coming up you imagine he’ll keep the Villans ticking along in the centre of the pitch.His low price is a big boost and it might be wise to snap him up now. 6 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week 6 Entering the 10th week of the Fantasy Premier League season and you’re either battling for glory or trying to avoid humiliation.Even for the worst of you there is still hope, though, particularly if you have a wildcard left to play. Getty Images – Getty Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – £9.1mThe Foxes forward took revenge on Burnley fans last week, scoring having been taunted by the crowd.He’s not had his best season ever but keeps finding the net, which is a quality you need in your star FPL striker.He’s got games with Southampton and Crystal Palace before a home game with Arsenal, after this though it’s a good run until the festive period. Getty Images – Getty Harry Maguire congratulates Marcus Rashford after his strike Hudson-Odoi in action against Ajax in the Champions League 6center_img If you don’t there is still promise too with a couple of smart free transfers.Luckily, we’re here to help you make some tough choices.So who should you think about bringing in this week? talkSPORT.com has identified five must-haves for Gameweek 10.Have a look at our verdict below…WIN £1K EVERY WEEKEND BY PLAYING FANTASY FOOTBALL Jamie Vardy taunted the Burnley fans who sung: “Your wife is a grass” Diego Rico (Bournemouth) – £4.2mNot necessarily one to get you big points, this transfer is for the bargain hunters looking to improve their financial footing so they can land top superstars.The left-back has got two assists and one clean sheet to boost his scores in recent weeks but is so cheap he’s a worthwhile target for all managers. 6 6 Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – £8.4mThe England international’s showing and goal against Liverpool has seen many put faith back in the striker having previously seen his form dip.Games against Norwich and Bournemouth hold plenty of promise for the forward who could fill his boots and really pick up confidence. Jack Grealish has been a star for Aston Villa this season AFP or licensors Afp or licensors Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) – £6.0mThe Blues wonderkid has come back to fitness and is already a proving a real menace to Premier League defences.In his three domestic appearances he’s got three assists and  with Burnley, Watford and Crystal Palace coming next you won’t put it past him getting more in the next few weeks.The fact only 2.8 per cent of managers have him should be all we need to say to convince you to sign him. Rico in action for Bournemouth Are you struggling like Arsenal in your mini-leagues? LIVE on talkSPORTlast_img read more

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Dundee sign ex-Partick Thistle youngster Jack Hendry

first_imgDundee have signed central defender Jack Hendry on a two-year contract.The 22-year-old started his career at Partick Thistle before moving to Wigan Athletic in September 2015.Hendry failed to make an appearance for the Latics with loan spells at MK Dons and Shrewsbury Town.He becomes Neil McCann’s fifth summer arrival following deals for Scott Allan, Lewis Spence, Roarie Deacon and Randy Wolters. Hendry will wear the number 22 shirt for the Dark Blues this season.McCann’s men started their pre-season campaign with a 3-1 win over St Mirren in Paisley.Captain Darren O’Dea scored twice from corners while Marcus Haber added a third for the Premiership outfit.last_img

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Salem Middle School Closed Tuesday; Waiting On Air Quality Tests

first_imgWater collapsed the retaining wall near the new gymnasium, and water funneled down the parking lot to a walkway to the basement. It quickly filled up and leaked into the basement, which filled up to a level of about 12-15 feet in about five minutes. Efforts have been made to remove flood-damaged equipment and dry out the wet facility. As part of that, mold spores and other allergens have to be cleaned and surfaces disinfected. ServPro worked over the weekend and today to clean and disinfect the school and today worked to dry it out. An air-quality test had to be administered and must be passed before students can return to school. Air quality tests were sent out and results were expected back today. However, by 7:30p , the test results were not back so officials decided to postpone school another day. Reed said, “We are putting your child’s health and safety first.  Hopefully we will be back on Wednesday.  We will keep you updated.” Despite plans to open the Salem Middle School on Tuesday, officials said this evening it will remain closed until Wednesday. “We are very sorry to report that Salem Middle School students and staff will not be attending school tomorrow,” Superintendent DL Reed said in an email. “Due to a delay in receiving our air quality clearance report, school will be cancelled for Middle School students only for Tuesday, May 23.”The school’s basement flooded last Friday night as part of flash flooding around the City of Salem. Although Brock Creek flooded to the east of the school, damaging several sports facilities and fields, the water that flooded the school was from ground water that came from the west of the school. last_img read more

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