Fognini finds it tough to play the tennis season in 2020 and reiterated that he is not going to play in competitors once more till he’s utterly certain. “I spoke to Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Feliciano López and Roger Federer, however I’ve my very own opinion: we is not going to play extra in 2020. How is a event director chargeable for the well being of the gamers, workers, journalists and spectators. I additionally talked about it with my soccer buddies Mattia Perin, Domenico Criscito and Emiliano Viviano. The financial discourse is ok however Till I really feel 110% certain, I received’t play. Will I lose factors and cash? Persistence”.The tennis participant additionally associated how he’s passing the quarantine along with his spouse, the extenista Flavia Pennetta, and joked along with his return to the circuit (he retired after the conquest of the US Open title in 2015). “The primary few days have been fairly robust. We have been tense and nervous. Then we already discovered the routine: feed the lady whereas I play with Federico and infrequently the vacuum cleaner. I’m attempting to persuade Flavia to return to the circuit in 2021, like Kim Clijsters. I spoke to Schiavone and Barazzutti to be their coaches and I will likely be their supervisor. I have already got the event schedule. “ Fabio Fognini charged exhausting against the leaders of Italian football for his intention to resume Serie A regardless of the scenario Italy is experiencing due to the coronavirus. In an interview with Corriere della Sera, the tennis participant believes that there is no such thing as a level in enjoying the championship. “For me they are loopy. 1000’s of individuals have died they usually are solely fascinated with the ball … They joke with the well being of the individuals and solely pursue the enterprise.What’s the level of reopening with out viewers? What sense would an empty San Siro make? It doesn’t exist, come on … “
Horse Racing ResultsTrack Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1200 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. INFANTRY OFFICER AChatrie 52.02. CHANGE HIM NAME MWard4 49.0 Neck3. EL NUMERO UNO SMuir 54.0 Sh.Head4. SOUND OF MIRACLE DaneNelson 55.0 3 3/4LLate scratch : #3 MINNIFFIAWIN: $226.00PLACE: $74.00, $231.00, $173.00Final Time : 1:14.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.4, ,Winner : 5yo b mare – STORM CRAFT out of TRAIL RIDER by HESABULLTrainer : GARY,GRIFFITHS J Owner : DENNIS G WILLIAMSBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQuinella : (1,7) $957.00 Exacta : (7-1) $1,715.00Superfecta : (7-1-5-2) $5,100.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. *CLASSIK MAKIT MWard4 49.02. DANISH BROWN HPottinger4 51.0 3L3. THEGREATALLIANCE RDuhaney 54.0 9L4. BOOK OF RULES WHenry 54.0 1 1/4LDNF #6 DAINTY DOTTIE AndreePowell4 47.5Late scratch : #7 ROYAL PRIESTHOODWIN: $91.00Final Time : 1:04.3 Splits : 24.0, 49.1, ,Winner : 5yo b horse – WAR MARSHALL out of SIXTH SENSE by MAVERICKTrainer : LANCE,RICHARDS P Owner : MILLENIUM STABLESBred by OSWALD M. CLARKE & OSWALD CLARKE (JR.)Quinella : (1,3) $652.00 Exacta : (3-1) $953.00D/E : (7-3) $814.00 (7-7) $85.00Trifecta : (3-1-2) $1,127.00Race 3 1600 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. LITTLE RHEA JInnis4 48.02. GIRSHOM AndrePowell4 52.0 Sh.Head3. WHO’S BOSSY KPowell 54.0 1L4. *LUCKYBEGOOD AChatrie 53.0 1 1/4LWIN: $246.00PLACE: $84.00, $78.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:44.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo b filly – WAR MARSHALL out of PRINCESS AKEEM by MAVERICKTrainer : RYAN,DARBY O Owner : RYAN O DARBYBred by PHILIP A. AZARQuinella : (6,8) $614.00 Exacta : (6-8) $1,997.00D/E : (3-6) $794.00Superfecta : (6-8-1-3) $3,400.00Rolling Triple : (7-3-6) $6,180.00Race 4 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES1. FIX IT UP VNajair 52.02. *KACI WHenry 55.0 2 1/4L3. PRINCESS STATISTIC DaneNelson 55.0 Head4. FREE RANGE OWalker 55.0 1 1/4L5. I HAVE A DREAM RMitchell 54.0 3/4LDNF #5 MAMETA RCole 51.0WIN: $1843.00PLACE: $135.00, $58.00, $136.00Final Time : 1:02.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.3, ,Winner : 3yo filly – URBAN KING out of LA CHAISE byTrainer : MARKLAND,O’NEIL D Owner : O’NEIL D MARKLANDBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quinella : (8,11) $2,582.00 Exacta : (11-8) $5,264.00D/E : (6-11) $5,846.00Trifecta : (11-8-1) $7,771.00Hi-5 : (11-8-1-10-2) $200,321.00Rolling Triple : (3-6-11) $37,962.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. *SCOOP JORDYNE DDawkins4 49.02. BORDER LINE DaneNelson 54.0 1/2L3. RED FLAG JInnis4 48.0 1 3/4L4. RUM PUNCH PFrancis 52.0 5LLate scratch : #2 DANOS LA PAZWIN: $100.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.3, 45.2, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – BURNING MARQUE out of ONE ONE NINE by THE MEDICTrainer : PHILLIP,LEE A Owner : INTEL DIPLOBred by DAVID ECCLESTONQuinella : (3,6) $282.00 Exacta : (3-6) $553.00D/E : (11-3) $1,495.00Trifecta : (3-6-7) $299.00Rolling Triple : (6-11-3) $20,683.00SUNNYSIDE STAKESRace 6 1100 M (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES1. BIRD CATCHER WHenry 52.02. *GLOBAL PFrancis 54.0 1 1/2L3. POISON GAS RLunan 54.0 3L4. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 54.0 2 1/2L5. DUTCHESS URIEL JInnis4 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $174.00PLACE: $92.00, $138.00, $176.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.2, ,Winner : 2yo filly – BURNING MARQUE out of BYE BYE BIRDIE byTrainer : FITZROY,GLISPIE Owner : FITZROY GLISPIEBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Quinella : (2,3) $225.00 Exacta : (3-2) $689.00D/E : (3-3) $363.00Trifecta : (3-2-6) $1,724.00Hi-5 : (3-2-6-11-4) $14,662.00Rolling Triple : (11-3-3) $10,405.00Race 7 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUG.131. *POWER OF THE CAT MWard4 48.02. TIMEFORACAT LSteadman3 52.5 Head3. FASTANDFLASHY WHenry 50.5 1/2L4. *ALDEBARAN JErwin 55.0 Neck5. EXCLUSIVE PRINCE DDawkins4 49.0 2L6. RULES OF THE CAT AChatrie 51.5 2 1/4LLate scratch : #5 HERECOMESTROUBLE, #10 SACHINWIN: $164.00PLACE: $95.00, $188.00, $260.00Final Time : 1:09.2 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of RUSSIAN ACTRESS by ABSENT RUSSIANTrainer : CARL,ANDERSON D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (3,14) $1,019.00 Exacta : (14-3) $1,745.00D/E : (3-14) $1,133.00 (3-10) $325.00Trifecta : (14-3-2) $2,461.00Hit-6 : (14-3-2-12-6-) $99,645.00Rolling Triple : (3-3-14) $1,948.00Super-6 : (7-6-11-3-3-14) $1,149,713.50 (6 OF 6)JOSEPH ARMOND MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 8 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-RESTRICTED ALL.II1. CAMOUFLAGE PFrancis 53.02. SIR BIGGS LSteadman3 52.0 1/2L3. *ABBEY ROAD DaneNelson 53.5 3 1/4L4. SHINE AndrePowell4 51.0 1 1/2LWIN: $201.00PLACE: $56.00, $66.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:59.2 Splits : 26.3, 21.1, 1:15.4, 1:43.4Winner : 3yo ch colt – LEGAL PROCESS out of PEACE BY PEACE by ALISIOSTrainer : DELROY,SPENCER Owner : DELROY SPENCERBred by BACCAS, IMRAAN ALLIEQuinella : (2,5) $1,229.00 Exacta : (5-2) $1,797.00D/E : (14-5) $1,809.00Superfecta : (5-2-8-4) $5,436.00Rolling Triple : (3-14-5) $8,457.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. BATTLE SONG AChatrie 55.02. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.0 1/2L3. *WAR CHIP JErwin 55.0 Neck4. NUH VEX OFoster 57.0 2 3/4L5. MAGIC CITY RLahoe 55.0 1 1/2LWIN: $701.00PLACE: $174.00, $72.00, $100.00Final Time : 1:00.3 Splits : 23.0, 46.1, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – OUTRIGGER out of SAILING by SAILOR’S WARNINGTrainer : VICTOR,WILLIAMS G Owner : ANDRE S ADAMSBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQuinella : (4,10) $3,407.00 Exacta : (4-10) $5,979.00D/E : (5-4) $2,748.00Trifecta : (4-10-6) $3,666.00Hi-5 : (4-10-6-11-8) $27,156.00Rolling Triple : (14-5-4) $24,116.00Pick-4 : (3-14-5-4) $76,684.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6 : (11-3-3-14-5-4) $14,055.60 (5 OF 6) Carry-over : $969,837.37Pick-9 : (7-7-6-11-3-3-14-5-4) $34,131.50 (7 OF 9) (7-7-6-11-3-3-14-5-4) $667.50 (6 OF 9) Carry-over : $4,272,888.06PlacePot 8 : (1,7-6,8-8,11-3,6-2,3-3,14-2,5-4,10) $329,074.00 (8 OF 8)
As for Curry?“I think we both blocked that whole year out of our memory,” the two-time MVP quipped.No arguing they both appreciate Thompson’s no-fear shooting approach and ability to almost single-handedly turn the tide of a game with a timely 3-pointer or two — or nine.Once Golden State got going in transition, following clutch defensive stops, Thompson found the looks he so prefers from long range.“I feel like we’re the best team in the world and most fun team in the world to watch when we’re pushing that ball, getting defensive stops and making plays,” he said. “We’ve got too much talent not just to hit singles like Coach always says. Trust the next man ahead of us. It will end up working in our favor most of the time.”Thompson shot 13 for 23 and 9 of 14 from deep as the Warriors responded from an early 17-point deficit to dominate James Harden and Houston the final three quarters, outscoring the Rockets 93-47 after trailing 39-22 at the end of the first.Thompson went a combined 20 of 32 from 3-point range in those two impressive Game 6 shows, Saturday and in 2016.“I think Klay doesn’t worry too much about repercussions. He doesn’t worry about judgment and results. I think he just loves to play,” coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s so comfortable in his own skin. I just think he wants to go out there and hoop, and he doesn’t worry about much else. So the pressure doesn’t seem to bother him much. He just competes and plays. As I said, the two-way ability of this guy hounding the MVP of the league, most likely, all game, and continuing to rain down 3-pointers, he’s amazing.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson reacts after making a shot against the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. APOAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena still in uniform, furious about his forgettable performance against Denver.It used to be he struggled to shake off a bad night, or even a bad start to a game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Now, he just keeps shooting. Whenever he feels like it, from wherever. No conscience. A hand or two in his face, no matter.“I was not always like this. I used to be so hard on myself, especially early in my career,” Thompson said. “… I learned, as I get older, if you play with passion, you play hard, and you leave the game saying I gave everything I have tonight in those 48 minutes, you can live with the result.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Warriors’ season lives on largely thanks to Thompson’s shooting touch. Golden State is one win from a fourth straight NBA Finals, headed back to Houston for Monday night’s Game 7.He came through with the defending champions’ season on the line in another do-or-die Game 6, just as he did two years ago at Oklahoma City. This time he scored 35 points with nine 3-pointers as the Warriors rallied with a huge second half to beat the Rockets 115-86 on Saturday night to force a deciding game in the Western Conference finals. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil His defense shined, too. Oh, and the typically subdued Thompson let his emotions flow for all to see: He flexed his biceps Draymond Green style, pumped his arms like Kevin Durant and yelled out the way Stephen Curry often does at Oracle Arena.Thompson has long been content to be the understated All-Star among the four in Golden State’s starting lineup.“I just wanted to play with as much passion as I could tonight. Probably sounded more vocal than I usually am,” Thompson acknowledged. “When your back’s against the wall, if your shot’s not falling, you can always control your passion and how hard you play. Usually when I do that, it trickles over to other aspects of my game.”Curry’s Splash Brother did it in 2016 when he scored 41 points against Durant’s former Thunder team with the Warriors facing elimination. They went on to win Game 7 before falling to LeBron James and the Cavaliers in a seven-game NBA Finals.Durant had no interest in recollecting, smiling and laughing with Curry as he said, “next question.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding
A teen who resides at Lot 32 Princes Street, Georgetown, was sentenced to two months imprisonment on a simple larceny charge when he appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Kurt Robeson pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on August 3, he stole one Samsung Galaxy valued $46,000, property of Claudia Brotherson.The prosecution’s facts stated that on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was shopping at a store on the corner of King and Charlotte Streets when the defendant walked into the store and picked up the phone that was on the counter. The VC raised an alarm, the defendant was arrested by City Constables and the phone was recovered.The defendant who told the court that he does “clean-up work” as a profession contended that he asked who the owner of the phone was before taking it into possession but no one answered.Magistrate Singh told the teen that he should use the sentence given to consider his actions and get a better job that will be able to buy the things he desired instead of stealing.
World Poetry Day award winner, Lekpele Nyamalon, will launch his poetry debut collection, “Yearnings of a Traveler”, at 6 p.m. April 1 at the Corina Hotel in Sinkor.The book offers readers insight into the poet’s travel experiences. It expresses the cultural values and norms of people he met and the ills he observed affecting people and society at large.“Yearnings of a Traveler” inspires and stirs the mind of the reader to go beyond the poet’s thinking and experiences to create an image of the story in one’s own mind.The book features exactly 25 inspirational poems, including the award winning “Forgotten Future”, which portrays the African setting with its past and describes the suffering of our young boys and girls, pleading for their freedom and dignity.“My Body Is Gold”, a poem published in the Daily Observer and dedicated as part of his contribution to ending violence against women, is also featured.In a short interview with LIB Life, Nyamalon explained that after many people had read his work in the newspaper and other informative media, he was then encouraged to compile a collection.When asked the reason behind the book’s title, “Yearnings of a Traveler”, his reply was, “I’m a traveler, and we all as humans love to travel. Some of my journeys were dreadful, and others were not.“I gave the book that name because it will help readers understand my travel experiences, but in a more poetic way so that it can stir and inspire the mind,” he explained.The young poet believes his collection will add value and shape the poetry landscape in Liberia. The launch is scheduled to take place April 1st at Corina Hotel in Sinkor at 6 p.m. Copies of the book will be sold for US$15 each.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
At the 79th sitting of the 11th Parliament on Monday, the Committee of Supply approved $390 million in current expenditure of the Social Cohesion Ministry in its 2018 budget.Minister within the Social Cohesion Ministry, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr George NortonThe Opposition questioned several areas of the expenditure which included National and Other Events, Contracted Employees and Buildings.Following a bombardment of questions from the Opposition, on the increase in the amount of money allocated to national and other events, Minister within the Social Cohesion Ministry, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr George Norton explained the $23.5 million allocated catered for several major national events in the country throughout the year.“This (the amount) caters for Mashramani, Independence, Phagwah, Diwali, Youman Nabi, Easter, Emancipation and other national events, also the Ministry’s Mashramani activity entails a float parade and the production of the Ministry’s band, etc, and is catered for in the line item,” Dr Norton said.He added that an overview of the itinerary would be provided to the Opposition for additional clarifications.The Minister then highlighted that the added sum of $15 million would go towards repairing and upgrading the Ministry’s Main and Quamina Streets Head Office. He was asked by Opposition Member Juan Edghill whether the Cohesion Ministry was still housed under the Ministry of the Presidency, and he explained his Ministry has taken up office in the Main and Quamina Streets location since September.
Sheffield United have appointed Nigel Adkins as the club’s new manager.The former Southampton and Reading boss was unveiled as the Blades’ eighth manager in as many years and has signed a three-year contract at the Bramall Lane helm.Adkins, 50, replaces Nigel Clough, who was sacked along with his six-man coaching staff nine days ago following the club’s remarkable League One play-off semi-final defeat to Swindon.Andy Crosby has been confirmed as assistant manager and Dean Wilkins as first-team coach.Adkins, out of work for just under six months after being sacked by Reading in December 2014, said his “end-goal” is promotion to the Premier League.He has a proven track record, having twice guided Scunthorpe to the Championship and led Southampton to successive promotions from League One to the Premier League in 2012.Bradford boss Phil Parkinson and out-going Brentford manager Mark Warburton had been among those linked with the job, while former boss Neil Warnock ruled out a return to the club.The Blades had an approach to talk with Parkinson turned down last week and it is understood the South Yorkshire club were not willing to trigger the get-out clause on the Bradford boss’s contract, which has a year left to run. 1 New Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The heat is on and all bets are off as Sherman Oaks’ own Katharine McPhee faces Alabama good ol’ boy Taylor Hicks in the “American Idol” finals tonight. And of course each singer has a cadre of loyal fans with a slate of reasons why each deserves the crown as a result of tonight’s voting. We’re all for Kat here at the Daily News, but for the other side of the story we asked Hicks’ hometown paper, The Birmingham News, to give its arguments for a Taylor over Kat victory. Ten reasons for a McPhee McVictory. 1. McPhee is prettier than Taylor and she’s got the creamiest voice of the season. 2. Kat had her “moment” when she sang “Over the Rainbow,” and even Simon Cowell dropped his scowl. Has Taylor had his moment? 3. It’s in the genes Kat’s mom is a vocal coach and dad is a TV producer. 4. More women than men have become “Idol” winners. 5. Better hair. That gray’s gotta go. 6. “McPhee” sounds cooler than “Hicks.” 7. Kat doesn’t dance like she’s being manipulated from above by strings. 8. Jerry Mathers the Beav in “Leave it to Beaver” went to Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, where Kat graduated. 9. Kat can sign autographs with both her right and left hand. 10. Kat knows how to make friends. In the final cut-down show for “Idol s” Top 24, McPhee was so excited she kissed all three judges on the lips. Your turn, Taylor. — Fred Shuster Taylor Hicks should win “American Idol.” 1. Song choices approved by reps for George Harrison and Bruce Springsteen. How cool is that? 2. Compare their dance moves. No contest. 3. Because he’d never, ever smile nonstop while singing “Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues.” 4. If Elvis had a little brother, he’d look like Taylor. 5. “Saturday Night Live” doesn’t spoof just anyone. 6. A soul man trumps an ice princess every time. 7. Gray is the new blond. 8. Taylor didn’t wear Paula’s tacky new jewelry line on camera. 9. With Soul Patrol, we’re talkin’ ’bout a revolution. McPheever sounds like a sickness. 10. So Katharine’s dad will really have a reason to cry. — The Birmingham News’ Features staff
Re “Valley is key to refreshing L.A. River” (Oct. 10): “The development of the river master plan is being overseen by Tetra Tech, a Pasadena environmental and engineering firm, with $3 million in funding from the city Department of Water and Power.” As a longtime ratepayer and citizen of Los Angeles, I want my DWP ratepayer dollar to go to providing me with reliable and inexpensive water and power. How can this be accomplished when I continually read about millions of DWP dollars being spent on items that are not of their concern? How does the restoration of the Los Angeles River enhance the water and electricity being delivered to my home? I consider any DWP money used for non-DWP projects, events, causes, etc. a hidden tax. Dennis T. Miller Tujunga Parents must pay Re “Children’s museum groundbreaking on Tuesday” and “Museum piece” (Editorial, Oct. 18): The scheduled building of the Children’s Museum will take place and be finished in 2007. I know City Council President Alex Padilla is pushing this project. I wonder why we are building a Children’s Museum that we don’t need with mostly public money that we can’t afford. This sounds like another Democratic Party operation to further financially wipe out the parents of these children who they worship. The question to be asked is not “Why the Valley?” but “Why a museum and why now?” Is this just another mandated city-sponsored Disney-like playground for children that their parents must pay for? Bob Sharp Arleta War is not cheap Re “Can U.S. manage to compete” (Their Opinions, Oct. 18): U.S. can compete but one requirement is to be at peace and not make war at somebody’s whims. All the countries mentioned in the article are not at war, which is never cheap and never won. Paramjit Singh Lancaster On his watch Re “Church shame unfolds” (Oct. 12): Cardinal Roger Mahony allows a known child molester and rapist to continue serving at churches under his watch and then doesn’t fully cooperate with the pending D.A. investigation, and David Hernandez, (“Return cross to county seal,” Oct 12) wants this organization’s symbol on our county seal? I don’t think so. Jeff Groenen Pacoima Truck deaths Re “Truck deaths mount in state” (Oct. 18): I decided to pace big rigs and began noting their speed. On average, the rigs I paced were going 75 mph. The speed limit for all big rigs and vehicles with trailers is 55 mph. Going 20 mph over the speed limit is considered reckless driving. If these drivers were stopped and cited for reckless driving and their rigs impounded, I bet the roads would become safer. How about a law that requires all big rigs off the roads during rush hour? Rest stops would need to be created, but the cost of it would not outweigh the benefit and impact on our overcrowded freeways. Not to mention give the rig drivers a much needed rest from their long working hours. Will it make the cost of goods go up? I don’t see why restructuring something that is flawed and governing it by state laws would affect the consumer. Kristina Gyure Sunland Propaganda term Re “Israel restricts travel after drive-by killings” (Oct. 18): You reported an attack on Jews in Gush Etzion in the West Bank. That was a group of four Jewish villages near Bethlehem. It was destroyed by the invading Jordanian army in 1948, and the residents murdered or exiled. Such “ethnic cleansing” should be reversed by resettling Jews where they lived for 3,500 years, in the heart of “the land of the Jews” (as the Muslims called it when they first occupied it in 642 A.D.). My Bible says, “Bethlehem which is in Judea,” not “in the West Bank.” The latter term is a propaganda invention to erase the memory of Jewish presence in the territory of the tribe of Judah, where Jewish kings ruled. Louis Richter Encino Jobs after college Re “Can U.S. still manage to compete?” (Their Opinions, Oct. 18): Getting U.S. students into science and engineering is all well and good, but they need to have jobs after graduation. JPL is having a third wave of layoffs this week. On Sept. 30, all the contractors were let go, even the ones who had been there over 30 years. Hundreds of “JPLers” had their last day on Friday. Monday, notices were given out to another wave of employees. When you wind up having to compete with hundreds of experienced, laid-off people, that is not a real motivator to go get a degree in science or engineering. NASA produces amazing products and processes that are given away to American businesses. No wonder China is stepping up to the challenge of space. It looks like America is stepping down. Mindy Morrison La Crescenta 3Starting here Re “Get ready for the demonization of Miers” (Their Opinions, Oct. 9): Bill O’Reilly tells us that people like Harriet Meir, who supports Bush’s every act, even this war that has killed untold thousands of people, are Christian; that forcing women to have unwanted babies is Christian; that millionaires like O’Reilly, Bush, DeLay and Cheney need the tax breaks that have gutted programs that would enable the poor to climb up out of penury. Perhaps if “Christians” remembered the love of Jesus, we would not be spending billions trying to impose our will on Iraq and instead of being the policemen of the planet, we would provide food and education to those in need, starting right here in the many slums and ghettos of America. Janis Hansen Klinger Sherman Oaks The right track Re “Less oversight” (Your Opinions, Oct. 18): This is in response to Merle Duckett. Charter schools may not be a “cure-all,” but I believe they are on the right track. Having a board of education overseeing hundreds of schools does not work. Charter schools are accountable to not only their local district, but also the state. Before discussing salaries of CEOs and teachers “who do nothing,” do a little research: Salary schedules are a matter of public record. Yes, some board members are former teachers. However, it has been a while since they have taught. Trying to micromanage from a distance does not work. For 33 years I taught in the LAUSD. I worked in East L.A., South Central and the Valley. Try comparing Thousand Oaks to these areas. Stephanie Schwartz Granada Hills Charter HS Wolves of the right Republicans reacted like a pack of hungry wolves attacking when Democratic senators had the audacity to broach the subject of now-Chief Justice John Roberts Catholicism during his nomination hearings. Now the Republicans are touting Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers’ evangelical Christianity as an asset to be fed to the voracious wolves on the far right. How hypocritical of the Bush administration; but, we should not be surprised by this. Bush has fed us a constant diet of hypocrisy and lies since Day One of his appointment to office. If he says “X,” we can be sure he’ll do “Z.” Sandy Sand West Hills Cultural imperative There are at least two reasons why continued efforts to establish a democracy in Iraq will worsen the insurgency, not defuse it. One, as observed by others, is the worsening of resentment of the Sunnis who will be outvoted in the constitutional election. Another is that we are trying to impose a Western form of government in regions that have no democratic traditions. This, to those who already feel threatened by Western ways, is further proof that the West would like to see Islamic culture disappear. Simply put: We perceive Islamic fundamentalists wanting to destroy our way of life and they perceive the West as wanting to destroy their’s. Alan Pollack Woodland Hills 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!
A man has been remanded in custody on a number of charges including possession of stolen driving licences, an Irish passport and a public service card.Ioan Barbuc of Glenoughty Close, Letterkenny, was also charged with being possession of laminated paper and photographic paper specially adapted for making a false instrument at his address on April 16th last. He faces a charge of possession of a stolen U.K. driving licence belonging to Peter Walsh at Glenoughty Close on the same date and with having in his possession a stolen Irish passport, a driving licence and a public service card belonging to Maedbhaine Fennelly.The defendant was further charged with possessing a forged Romanian national I.D. card in his own name with the intention of inducing it to be accepted as genuine on a date unknown at his home address.Judge Paul Kelly remanded him in custody to appear by video link at Letterkenny District Court.Man appears in court over stolen driving licences and passport was last modified: August 11th, 2019 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)