first_imgBALDWIN AVENUE TO BE CLOSED SOUTH OF 210 FREEWAY FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN & WALK TOMORROW; CLOSURE TO BE IN EFFECT FROM 7:45 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2019)–With the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby looming large tomorrow, fans and horsemen are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Derby Day morning in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5k Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest perimeter, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner on Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track at Santa Anita’s northeastern perimeter, via Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, via Gate 3 at Holly Ave.  Gates 3 and 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day.  Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive, while Gate 5 is situated at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap and the Derby Day 5k Run and Walk tomorrow, April 6, fans are encouraged to visit, or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Over 150 improvised weapons found in Camp Street Prison

first_imgtwo months after the Camp Street Prison mayhem that left 17 inmates dead, the Joint Services over the weekend carried out an exercise called “Operation Restore Order”, which resulted in the seizure of 44 mobile phones, over 150 improvised weapons, scissors, a quantity of marijuana and tattoo machines among other items.The exercise started in all the main prison cell blocks about 05:00h which saw prisoners being taken out of their cells so that the search could be conducted.The Fire Service was on standby in case of any possible disturbance. Prior to the operation, the inmates wereThe prohibited items found during the raidaddressed by the Director of Prisons (ag), Carl Grahame, DSM, who urged them to cooperate with all instructions given during and after the operation.During the operation, 13 prisoners were also transferred to different prison locations.Back in March, it was a similar exercise which prompted inmates to set alight one of the cell blocks that resulted in the deaths of 17 prisoners.Below is a list of the prohibited items found during the search.The prohibited items found during the raidlast_img read more

Liberia to Host Major Board Meeting on Climate Change

first_imgEPA Executive Director Nathaniel Blama, Sr.Liberia has been selected to host next year’s Board Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a release has said.According to the release, the decision was arrived at on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the 24th Session of the Board of Directors of the GCF in Songdo, South Korea, where Liberia was overwhelmingly selected to host the GCF’s Board Meeting on February 5-7 2020.The selection of Liberia to host the upcoming Board Meeting, the release said, signifies a major leap in attracting donor supports to address environmental and climate change challenges; improve the quality of living for Liberians and give boost to the economy.GCF is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change.It helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and adapt to the impact of climate change.One hundred and ninety-four countries who are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), set up the GCF in 2010 as part of the Convention’s financial mechanism.It aims to deliver equal amount of funding to mitigation and adaptation, while being guided by the Convention’s principles and provisions.While the GCF Informal Board Meeting will focus primarily on finalizing the Fund four year Strategic Plan, it will offer a perfect opportunity for Liberia to engage with World Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), African Development Bank (AfDB), European Union (EU), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and other development partners how to scale up Climate Action in Liberia consistent with UN Secretary- General, António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres’ call for ambition climate Action to support vulnerable communities and people.The GCF is governed by a Board of 24 members representing developed and developing countries equally.Therefore, Liberia’s selection will bring together about 300 international guests into the country, which will attract enormous economic benefits in the country, amid visible impact of climate change in Liberia.The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) in partnership with the UNDP submitted a funding proposal to the GCF for the Monrovia Metropolitan Climate Resilient Project (MMCRP).The Board will decide on the grant support under which seeks to address the coastal erosion problem in West Point Community in the tune of about US$40 million grant.It can be recalled in July 2018, President George Weah, together with the Legislature and cabinet ministers agreed sourcing funding to address the impact of climate Change on the Liberia shores, while contributing to achieving sustainable development.The Government of Liberia through the EPA welcomed the decision of the global community (Green Climate Fund, a Financial Mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), and looks forward receiving the Board members and Alternates, Advisers, Secretariat Staff and International Guests to Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St John expected to see changes in weather by weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John and the surrounding area is expected to see some changes in weather over the coming days.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Bobby Sekhon, we are expected to see some winter weather over the weekend and then quickly transition to more spring-like weather by early next week.“Friday, we’re looking at a high temperature of -4ºC and by Tuesday, we’re looking at a high temperature of 14ºC; that’s going to be an 18-degree swing in just a matter of a few days, and then especially with the snow coming on Friday/Saturday melt will obviously be a concern. Nonetheless, it’s looking like some interesting weather after the next week.”- Advertisement -The highest temperature on record for May is 14.2ºC in 1988, with the coldest temperature on record being 6.3ºC in 1996.The record amount of precipitation for May was 110 mm in 1977, and the lowest amount of precipitation in May was in 1956 with 0.0 mm.Sekhon says, after this week, we are expected to see a weak El Niño which means that temperatures could be warmer than average for the remainder of the season and into summer.Advertisementlast_img read more

Former Man City boss rubbishes Lokomotiv Moscow move reports

first_img1 Roberto Mancini has ruled himself out of the running for the manager’s job at Lokomotiv Moscow.Former City boss Mancini, who has been without a job since leaving Galatasaray this summer, has been linked with a switch to Russia and has also been mentioned as a possible successor to Rafael Benitez at Napoli.But the Italian coach Roberto Mancini has denied he is taking over at Moscow.Using his Twitter account, he said: “To my fans and fans of Lokomotiv Mosca … I have to say it is a great and prestigious club, but we are not in touch.” Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini last_img

US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 WCup

first_img0Shares0000A North American bid won against Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup© AFP/File Patrik STOLLARZMOSCOW, Russia, June 13 – The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 World Cup after easily beating Morocco in a vote by FIFA member nations on Wednesday.The North American bid received 134 of the 203 votes, while Morocco polled 65 in the ballot at a FIFA Congress held in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup. Football’s showpiece event will return to the North American continent for the first time since 1994 when the United States hosted the tournament.Delegates had been faced with a clear choice — the joint North American bid boasts modern, established stadiums and well-developed transport links underpinned by Mexican football fervour.Morocco, on the other hand, promised a “European” World Cup in Africa, playing on the north African nation’s proximity to Europe.But compared to North America, Morocco’s bid existed largely on paper — many stadiums and roads would have had to have been built and critics questioned how it would have coped with the 2026 tournament, which will be expanded to 48 teams.FIFA inspectors classified the north African nation’s stadiums, accommodation and transport as “high risk”, awarding it just 2.7 out of five in an evaluation report, with concerns raised over several critical aspects.They warned “the amount of new infrastructure required for the Morocco 2026 bid to become reality cannot be overstated”.The report made the US-Canada-Mexico bid the clear favourite after rating it four out of five, and Morocco was not able to bridge the gap.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool starting line up to play Bournemouth tonight – Klopp’s shock selection

first_img 11 11 11 11 11. Roberto Firmino 11 6. Dejan Lovren 27. Divock Origi 33. Jordon Ibe 24. Joe Allen 11. Roberto Firmino 34. Adam Bogdan 56. Connor Randall 11 32. Cameron Brannagan 11 Liverpool host Bournemouth in the fourth round of the League Cup on Wednesday evening, looking for their first win under Jurgen Klopp.Since replacing Brendan Rodgers as Reds boss, Klopp has seen his side draw three times – against Spurs and Southampton in the Premier League and Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.It will be the club’s third consecutive match at Anfield and, while some see an improvement in performances under Klopp, they are still yet to win under his stewardship.Liverpool are fortunate to still be in the competition though, after edging through on penalties against League Two Carlisle last time out, but Klopp will surely see the League Cup as an opportunity to win silverware in his first season on Merseyside.Klopp gave little clues of his starting XI in his press conference ahead of the match, but he will definitely be without the suspended James Milner, who received his fifth booking of the season in the Saints draw on Sunday.He also has a number of injuries to contend with, including captain Jordan Henderson and long-term absentees Joe Gomez and Danny Ings, while he says some of his squad are carrying minor problems picked up against Southampton.  Christian Benteke will miss out with a knee injury that could also make him unavailable for Saturday’s game away to Chelsea.Daniel Sturridge is still sidelined with a knee injury, after Klopp said he was making good progress but was not yet fit enough to be football training despite working in the gym with the physiotherapist.This will be Liverpool’s third match in six days, therefore Klopp said he would be making changes to his side.Rumour has it that the German will give a Liverpool debut to Academy graduate Connor Randall, at right back, while fellow youngsters Cameron Brannagan and Joao Texeira will also start the game, in midfield and attack, respectively.Bournemouth, meanwhile, will be hoping to return to winning ways after a 5-1 thrashing at home to Tottenham in the league on Sunday.They have already face Liverpool this season, in the Premier League, when the Reds were 1-0 winners at Anfield in August.So who will make the starting XI? Take a look at our predicted line up by clicking the yellow arrow above right, and comment below with the side which you would pick to face Eddie Howe’s men.Read in full here – Daniel Sturridge ruled out of Bournemouth clash as Jurgen Klopp refuses to set date for return 11 4. Kolo Toure – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 11 53. Joao Texeira 11 11last_img read more


first_imgCllr Jimmy KavanaghCllr. Jimmy Kavanagh called on the municipal council to restore the tidy estates competition to the same level as existed when the competition was run by Letterkenny Town council.He said that in view of the fact that Letterkenny had now won the tidy towns competition it was essential that those standards were maintained, as the town would now be under closer scrutiny than ever before.Addressing the Letterkenny Municipal Authority monthly meeting, he said he was aware that Donegal County council were liaising with the tidy towns committee in Letterkenny about running a tidy estates competition. However, the prizes on offer of just €1,000 fell far short of the €7,000 that was available when the tidy estates competition was run by the Town council. Cllr. Kavanagh said that it was impossible for the very many resident associations in the town to maintain current standards unless they were getting appropriate funding from the council.He also pointed out that the residents associations played a role far beyond just keeping the estates tidy, as they were also always on hand to highlight anti social behaviour in the estates and to stop problems before they escalated.He said it was not a big ask to expect the municipal council to continue the competition to the same level as resident associations had become used to.The motion was seconded by Councillor Ciaran Brogan and agreed unanimously by the council members. The council replied that the matter could be considered in the context of the 2016 budget.COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR RESTORATION OF TIDY ESTATES COMPETITION was last modified: October 20th, 2015 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:Cllr Jimmy KavanaghTidy Estateslast_img read more

Things To Do

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Ron Kenney and Eric Hunter will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit Relay For Life will benefit the American Cancer Society, 9 a.m. Saturday through 9 a.m. Sunday at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Laura Scott at (661) 296-0081. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “The World of Beauty and the Beast” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Gospel Jazz concert will benefit the church building fund, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship, 18541 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Tickets: $35. Visit SCV Wine Classic will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Tickets: $80 or $35 for designated drivers. Call (661) 362-3415 or visit Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present “Stand Up and Cheer!” 7 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Tickets: $14-$19. Call (661) 254-8886. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Circus Vargus will be in town, today-Thursday at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Kids are invited to watch the big top as it is lifted up, 2 p.m. Monday. For tickets to the circus, visit “Wartime Romance” will be presented, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in Room 120 at City Hall. Call (661) 251-7870 or visit “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “Don’t Dress For Dinner” will be presented, 8 p.m Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. last_img read more

‘Best news this year’ – Some Man United fans delighted ahead of the Everton match

first_imgManchester United fans were delighted on Twitter ahead of their match against Everton as they found out Jose Mourinho had dropped Romelu Lukaku.Many figured the Belgian striker was a shoo-in to face his former club, despite his poor form, but his manager has decided to put him on the bench. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade I really didn’t expect Mourinho to drop Lukaku but it was very necessary, hopefully Matic is next. Alexis should be starting up front, Smalling should be at home and Bailly should at least be on the bench but aside from that, the team is actually decent and the bench is strong.— Alex (@GrantTheftAuto_) October 28, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury In his place, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are likely to share the duties, with Juan Mata the third man in a front three.And Red Devils supporters couldn’t hide their happiness on Twitter after finding out the news regarding Lukaku.You can see what some supporters tweeted below… Latest Football News MONEY ‘Lukaku has been dropped’— croz (@Kieron_Croz) October 28, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED ADVICE I don’t think Lukaku can have any complaints today. I hope we can get a Cole Yorke type partnership with Rashford and Martial. That would be nice wouldn’t it.— el diablo rojo UK (@elDiabloRojoUK) October 28, 2018 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF huge blow Lukaku dropped— Nishchal Mijar (@NishchalMijar) October 28, 2018 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card NO LUKAKU ❤️— Shako Jodye (@xxxshak) October 28, 2018 no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REPLY getty Lukaku out of the team. Relief 🙂#PL #MUFC #MUNEVE— Souvik chakraborty (@souvikneil) October 28, 2018 Sooo lukaku dropped lets see how this works then 🤔🤔 see if we actually bag a few !!— Chris Thorpe (@thorpie09) October 28, 2018 REVEALED 1 shining Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku Best news this year that lukaku is not playing… rash up top aint that good but anything but lukaku thank you. 🙏 #mufc— MufcInsider !!!!! (@MufcinsiderL) October 28, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Bruh lukaku is not starting, good he needs to reflect on the rubbish he’s been doing— The French Man (@SebastienFrench) October 28, 2018 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more