Firefighter dog-food lawsuit back in talks

first_imgWith a trial nearing, settlement talks are heating up in the high-profile racial-discrimination case of firefighter Tennie Pierce, who accused colleagues of putting dog food in his spaghetti. But even as sources say the City Attorney’s Office has discussed a deal with Pierce’s attorneys to resurrect the $2.7 million settlement Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vetoed a year ago, the mayor says he won’t back down. “The mayor’s position has been consistent since he issued his veto,” said Thomas Saenz, counsel to the mayor. “He believes that the $2.7 million settlement … was too high given the development of the case.” A source said the amount would have to be significantly lower, likely in six figures, for the mayor to sign off on a settlement. A spokesman for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo declined to comment, as did Pierce’s attorneys. The City Attorney’s Office in July worked with Pierce’s attorneys – who have a $3.1 million settlement demand before the city – to agree to the $2.7 million amount, sources said, with the deal restructured to include money to reform the beleaguered Los Angeles Fire Department, which has paid out more than $10 million over the last seven years to resolve personnel issues. With trial set for Sept. 24, sources said there is increasing pressure from some quarters on the City Council to settle. Members met behind closed doors Wednesday and will continue talks next week. “We had a very healthy discussion, and I believe there might be some opportunity for the council and the mayor to move forward,” said Councilman Richard Alarc n, who was not on the council at the time it approved the $2.7 million offer last year. Villaraigosa vetoed the deal after Pierce’s pranks against other firefighters came to light. A source said a settlement would spare Pierce, who is African-American, and his family any more anguish. “It’s hard on his family; a lawsuit is hard,” the source said. “People say terrible things about him.” Last month, Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney denied the city’s motion to have Pierce’s claims of racial harassment, emotional distress, retaliation and failure to investigate dismissed, saying the issues should be tried before a jury. beth.barrett@dailynews.com (818) 713-3731160Want 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

DDTV: VIDEO OF EX-HURRICANE KATIA BATTERING COAST AT KILCAR

first_imgDONEGALDAILY.COM reader Patrick McBrearty filmed this scene at Kilcar on Monday afternoon as the worst of the storm from ex-Hurricane Katia battered Donegal’s west coast.You can see spectacular waves crashing against the shore in a scene more reminiscent of a tropical storm. You can send video clips to info@donegaldaily.com.DDTV: VIDEO OF EX-HURRICANE KATIA BATTERING COAST AT KILCAR was last modified: September 12th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: VIDEO OF EX-HURRICANE KATIA BATTERING COAST AT KILCARdonegaldonegal weatherhurricane katialast_img read more

Montgomerie, Daly share lead

first_img Daly swings for the fences, and he drove the green on a par 4 for the second day in a row, this one on the 336-yard 16th as Woods was lining up a birdie putt ahead of him. Montgomerie and Daly will be in the final group today of this World Golf Championship, along with Howell, connected not only by their tee time but by a desire to bounce back from tough times. Cristie Kerr, who led by four strokes after an opening 62, had a second-round 75 that included a quadruple-bogey 9 on the 485-yard 15th, and was four strokes behind the leader. Rain delay: Doug Tewell was one of nine players to complete the first round of the rain-hampered Champions Tour Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C., meaning his 2-under 70 got him the clubhouse lead. Gil Morgan and Don Pooley were one hole from knocking Tewell out of the top spot when plays was to resume this morning. The second round was to immediately follow. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Colin Montgomerie and John Daly would seem to have little in common except for their names atop the leaderboard at the American Express Championship. Montgomerie plots his way around the golf course, and while Friday was a battle with jet lag, he scrambled well enough for a 1-under 69 at Harding Park in San Francisco that left him one shot clear of Daly and David Howell of England, with Tiger Woods and five others another shot behind. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Both of us have had plenty of divorces, so we can always talk about that,” Daly cracked after his 67. The reference was to Montgomerie going through a very public divorce last year that contributed to a plunge in the world rankings, down to No. 83 for a proud Scot who for years was the elite among Europeans. Harding Park, the municipal course with a $16 million makeover, has proven to be a worthy test through two rounds. It allows for good scores, dishes out bogeys with the slightest mistake and has so far kept anyone from running away from the field. The result was 13 players within three shots of the lead, and 29 players only five shots behind. A turn of events: Dawn Coe-Jones, who hasn’t won on the LPGA Tour since 1995, shot a 5-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over seven players after two rounds of the Longs Drugs Challenge in Auburn, Calif. last_img read more

LLC agreement to adjust member financial contributions must be in writing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Agricultural and Resource Law Program, Ohio State UniversityThe Ohio Fourth District Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision finding a verbal agreement to adjust contributions between members of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to be unenforceable, even if the other party admitted to making the statements. Ohio Revised Code § 1715.09(B) requires a signed writing in order to enforce a “promise by a member to contribute to the limited liability company,” and therefore the court could not enforce an oral agreement to adjust contributions.The Fourth District Court of Appeals heard the case of Gardner v. Paxton, which was originally filed in the Washington County Court of Common Pleas. The plaintiff, Mr. Gardener, argued that his business partner breached an agreement to share in LLC profits and losses equally. In order to share equally, both parties would have needed to adjust their contributions, but Mr. Paxton only made verbal offers that were never reduced to writing. Because there was no writing, Mr. Paxton’s statements were not enforceable by his business associate against him.last_img read more

Bottom Fishers Find Bottom Feeders

first_imgA bottom fisher is someone who fishes for bottom feeders.A bottom feeder is the lowest end of the low-end of the food chain, a scavenger, one who eats what others higher on the food chain will not.Bottom fishers have a way of finding bottom feeders. The bottom fisher entices bottom feeders with an offer that appeals to them. The offer is super easy to acquire. It doesn’t take any real work or creativity, you just troll along the bottom until you bump into something. Bottom feeders are lazy, and bottom fishers know it.Those at the top end of the food chain wouldn’t touch what a bottom feeder eats. Top-enders are energetic and fast, and they hunt for more valuable offers, something worthy of their time and their effort. They don’t even see what the bottom feeders see, because they’re never trolling along in the dark scrounging for an opportunity. The top-enders never worry about bottom feeders competing with them for an opportunity; the bottom feeders are too slow, too lazy, and aren’t willing to engage in the chase.You know who the bottom fishers are. They spend a lot in your category. They are concerned only with price. They don’t recognize the value that you create, and if they do, they aren’t willing to pay for that value.Are you a bottom feeder? It isn’t hard to get there. You take the bottom fisher’s offer, even though it is foul and provides nothing of real value. Then you do it again. And pretty soon you’re used to it, and without meaning to, you’ve become a bottom feeder. Then, the only people you know are bottom fishers. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Punjab Class XII pass percentage down

first_imgThe Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class XII results, which were declared on Saturday, saw a dip of 14 per cent in pass percentage as compared to last year. The overall pass percentage this year stood at 62.36 as compared to 76.77 in 2016. Moreover, the merit list of students in 14 districts out of the total 22 districts in the State remained less than the double-digit figure. A total of 3.14 lakh students had appeared in the exams, out of which 36,376 students failed as against over 16,000 last year. While 62,916 and 18,822 students got compartment and re-appear respectively, the cases of 380 students were withheld by the PSEB.Girls’ pass percentage The girls’ pass percentage stood at 72.59 as against boys’ 54.42, dropping sharply from 71.12 from last year’s result. Similarly, the girls’ pass percentage also saw a drop of 7.44 as against 84.03 recorded last year. About 37 per cent of students, who appeared for the examination, either failed or got reappear or compartment. Ashima Arora, student of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, topped the exams by scoring 98.44% marks. The second position was bagged by Prabhjot Joshi, student of BCM Senior Secondary school, Ludhiana with 98.22%. Riya, student of Tagore Centenary secondary school, Gurdaspur, with 98% secured the third position, an official said. Of the total 350 students in the merit list, the maximum — 139 — were from Ludhiana district. Many schools in 14 districts, including Muktsar, Fazilka, Mansa, Moga, Pathankot, Barnala, whose students were in the merit list, could not even cross the double digit pass percentage. The highest pass percentage of students in the State was in Gurdaspur at 76.14, followed by Amritsar district at 71.08. The lowest pass percentage was in Rup Nagar district at 53.53. Incidentally, Rup Nagar was the Assembly constituency of former Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema in the SAD-BJP government. Notably, the overall pass percentage in 2014 and 2015 stood at 81.09 and 76.24, respectively.last_img read more

Manchester United vs West Ham United Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Premier League Live Telecast; Timings in India

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. english premier leaguefootballlive streamingmanchester First Published: September 22, 2019, 6:22 PM IST Manchester United will face West Ham at the London Stadium with Jesse Lingard reportedly on the verge of a new contract as the midfielder is struggling for form at a club that desperately needs its attacking players to step up.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side started the season in style, sweeping Chelsea aside 4-0 at Old Trafford but have failed to score more than a single goal in each of their subsequent five matches. They face a tricky-looking trip to West Ham on Sunday ahead of Premier League games against Arsenal and Liverpool over the coming month.The departure of Romelu Lukaku to Italy has left Solskjaer light in forward areas, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial expected to fill the void.New winger Daniel James has impressed, scoring three times, but until Mason Greenwood’s winner against Astana in the Europa League on Thursday, those three players had scored all United’s goals so far.That lends weight to fears that United do not have sufficient creativity and goal threat from midfield.England midfielder Lingard, who came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford, divides opinion among fans and has come in for stinging criticism on social media for his poor form.He was accused of embarrassing the club even before the season started after posting a video that showed him shouting and swearing while on holiday with Rashford in Miami.Premier League 2019 Live: MANCHESTER UNITED VS WEST HAM Live StreamingWhere to watch Premier League 2019 Manchester United vs West Ham live in India (TV channels)?The Manchester United vs West Ham match in the Premier League will be played at the London Stadium. The Premier League Manchester United vs West Ham live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD1 channels in India at 6:30 PM.How and where to watch PL 2019 Manchester United vs West Ham live streaming?The Manchester United vs West Ham live stream will be available on Hotstar app and hotstar.com website in India for premium users.(With inputs from AFP) last_img read more

Felt like a murderer after India’s early 2007 World Cup exit: MS Dhoni

first_imgIndia’s limited-overs captain MS Dhoni has revealed how the early exit from 2007 World Cup, followed by the angry reaction the players received on their return home, played an important part in shaping his personality in public domain and as a cricketer. “When we landed in Delhi, there was a lot of media. At times, people feel that we are not emotional enough about it, but I always felt, as sports persons, you have to be strong enough to go through everything and it has to be within yourself,” Dhoni said. “It is not about coming for a press conference and crying about stuff, or crying in the field about what has happened,” Dhoni said at a press conference in New York. India had a poor outing in the 2007 World Cup held at the Caribbean, where India managed to beat only Bermuda and losing to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the group stage. Even, Dhoni’s house in Ranchi, which was under construction at that time was pelted with stones. (Dangerous to write off MS Dhoni: David Boon) “At that point of time, when we landed, we had to get out in a police van. I was sitting next to Viru (Sehwag) paaji. It was evening or night time,” Dhoni said. “We were travelling at a decent speed – 60 or 70 kms – and that’s quite a bit for India, that too on the narrow roads. And, you know, media cars around us with their cameras and the big lights on top, it felt as if we had committed a big crime, maybe like a murderer or terrorist or something. We were actually chased by them. “After a while, we entered a police station. We went there, we sat for a while and then we left in our cars after 15-20 minutes. That actually had a big impact on me and I channelised the aggression to become a better cricketer and a better human being,” Dhoni added. Dhoni, who was in New York ahead of the release of his biopic – MS Dhoni: The untold story. Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput is playing his role and the movie is scheduled for release on September 30.advertisementlast_img read more

Tone already set for Manchester derby

first_imgManchester City Tone set for Manchester derby after City victory & Pogba red card Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 02:35 12/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(21) Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola Getty Manchester City Premier League Manchester City v West Ham United Manchester United v Manchester City West Ham United Manchester United Raheem Sterling Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero José Mourinho The Blues showed their character to earn another Premier League victory but Jose Mourinho, who will not have Pogba available, will have been watching Let the Manchester derby countdown begin! Manchester City picked up yet another win against West Ham on Sunday, and another win which proves the superb character of Pep Guardiola’s team, yet all eyes will surely now turn to next Sunday’s clash at Old Trafford.Both sides have Champions League games in midweek, yet few of the City players who came from behind to beat the resilient Hammers will make the trip to Ukraine. Kevin De Bruyne, the man who laid on a wonderful assist for David Silva’s winner, will head to Abu Dhabi with his family – at City’s expense .Many of his team-mates will jet off for a few days in the sun, too, while those who do fly to Ukraine will stay there for four days, as Guardiola tries to best prepare for a meeting with Jose Mourinho. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He can do so with three points in the bag and his team eight points clear. After nearly slipping to a draw against Southampton in midweek, the Catalan picked a strong team against the Londoners here, knowing full well that this would be a far tougher assignment than the league and form tables suggest. David Moyes’ men came with a plan and they stuck to it. City had little space in which to work their magic and, when they did get some, they usually used it to fire a shot way over the crossbar. Angelo Ogbonna West Ham Man CityCity have faced defensive teams at the Etihad Stadium all season, but they have normally found the crucial breakthrough early enough for it not to be a problem. Here, though, they were too slow, and just before half-time they allowed Angelo Ogbonna a free run at Aaron Creswell’s corner. The Italian powered in a header to give an opposition side their first lead over City in the Premier League since the end of August. Mourinho will have been making notes about City’s set-piece problems.Guardiola has handed out some dressing room rollickings on several occasions this season, even when his team have been winning, and he would no doubt have been furious with his side’s poor first-half showing.Just as he did last week at Huddersfield, the City boss brought on Gabriel Jesus for a defender, this time Danilo, in a bid to change the game. It seemed to make an immediate difference.City duly set about the Hammers with the kind of vigour which was absent in the first half. Adrian made several saves and, in doing so, firmly stated his case to usurp Joe Hart, on loan from City and therefore ineligible to play here, from the starting line-up on a permanent basis.Yet he could do nothing to stop Nicolas Otamendi equalising with a goal reminiscent of his old mate Sergio Aguero. The two Argentines are similar in appearance but that was not the only uncanny aspect about the equaliser; the centre-back attacked the near post with the kind of killer instinct that has made Aguero City’s all-time leading scorer. It was half-time substitute Jesus, set free by a clever Raheem Sterling backheel, who raced into space to set the goal up.Nicolas Otamendi Manchester City 031217Guardiola had changed City’s shape at the break; by bringing on Jesus up front and the Blues were a man light in midfield, with De Bruyne in the holding role and Silva ahead of him, but the Catalan did not switch back after his side drew level. West Ham did not venture forwards much more at 1-1, but there was no way City were going to settle for a point.Sterling, the man who has delivered the last two 2-1 victories in the dying moments, had a fine chance after Adrian made his best stop of the match to deny Jesus, but the in-form England man could not get his feet right.That has never been much of a problem for De Bruyne or Silva, and it was City’s influential duo who delivered victory. De Bruyne, in his deeper starting position, effortlessly floated in a first-class looping cross, which Silva acrobatically guided into the far corner. Adrian, for once, was rooted to the spot. Guardiola did then change City’s shape to see out the victory and even risked Fernandinho, who was rested in the first place to avoid a yellow card which would have kept him out of the derby.David Silva Manchester City West HamAnd so to that game in a week’s time, and it seems the die has been cast following events this weekend. Paul Pogba’s red card at Arsenal on Saturday will keep him out of the game and may perhaps remove any lingering doubts from Mourinho’s mind about how to approach it. After seeing how well Huddersfield, Southampton and West Ham have done by restricting City and exploiting set-pieces in the last week, he will surely try to repeat the trick.And few sides will be better equipped to do so. Not only do United have considerably better individual quality than City’s last three opponents, but they have as tall a side as you could imagine.It may highlight the ideological differences between both Mourinho and Guardiola but the Portuguese will not care one bit about the inevitable criticism and online trolling if Maraoune Fellaini or Romelu Lukaku bundle in a corner following sloppy City marking.After all, the Blues conceded that way at Huddersfield, were lucky not to do so at least twice against Southampton, and saw Ogbonna punish them on Sunday.City continue to keep coming up with ways to win these matches, of course, and that is to their endless credit. United are the only team in the country with a 100 per cent home record this season but, if anybody is equipped to pick them apart, it is Guardiola’s firebrands.Pep Guardiola Jose MourinhoYet by the same token it is probably United who are the one team who can inflict City’s first defeat of the season. United tradition may implore an attacking performance but Mourinho makes no apologies for his much-maligned approach to the big games, and with no Pogba he may well feel even more vindicated than usual.And, with City highlighting their only real weakness over the past three matches, they are almost begging the arch pragmatist to field a team of giants and put the ball into the box.There is plenty at stake at Old Trafford; City could move 11 points clear with victory, while United could cut the lead to five and give the Blues something to think about ahead of a game with Spurs a week later. In such circumstances the two managers will only be more likely to stick to what they know.For that reason it could well be the starkest clash of Mourinho and Guardiola’s respective styles since Inter’s famous victory at Barcelona seven years ago. Let the games begin. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

OPDR Launching New CAVA Service

first_imgzoom German short sea shipping company Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR), a subsidiary of CMA CGM, is to start on June 7 its new CAVA service that will connect the Spanish east coast with northern European ports, including Saint Petersburg. The new service is to link the two major Spanish ports Valencia and Cartagena to four of the main ports in northern Europe: Tilbury, Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Saint Petersburg.OPDR said it will start the new service in Valencia, followed by Cartagena, before it proceeds to the north the following day.The company will deploy six 1,800 TEU container vessels capable of carrying pallet-wide equipment on the service.On May 26, OPDR announced a revised AGAX service connecting northern Europe with Morocco, the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands. The service now includes the port of Rouen, providing a direct connection between northern France and Morocco.The upgraded rotation shortens transit times from Rouen to Casablanca to four days. Three 700 TEU ships are deployed on the new AGAX service.last_img read more