Month: December 2019

  • WATCH: Paulo Dybala’s stunning technique to score a volley

    first_img Paulo Dybala Paulo Dybala has impressed since arriving at Juventus from Palermo this summer. On Friday, the 22-year-old certainly showed why. The Argentina international doubled the Old Lady’s lead in the Serie A clash with Lazio, and what a delightful effort it was. Juventus were 2-0 winners and Dybala now has eight goals in 20 games, see his latest below! 1last_img

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  • Doo Dah Parade postponed

    first_imgPASADENA – Pasadena’s Doo Dah Parade, goofball cousin to the Tournament of Roses Parade, has been postponed until Jan. 20, it was reported today. The long-standing celebration of all things wacky is usually held around Thanksgiving, but has been pushed back to Jan. 20. The announcement was posted on the event’s Web site, but no reason for the postponement was given. The 31st annual parade though Old Town is set to step off at 11:30 a.m. that Sunday. 160Want 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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  • Water bill is Bush’s first veto override

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “The president is standing up for the taxpayers,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said. “No one is surprised that this veto is overridden. We understand that members of Congress are going to support the projects in their districts. Budgeting is about making choices and defining priorities – it doesn’t mean you can have everything. This bill doesn’t make the difficult choices; it says we can fund every idea out there. That’s not a responsible way to budget.” The bill funds hundreds of Army Corps of Engineers projects, such as dams, sewage plants and beach restoration, that are important to local communities and their representatives. It also includes money for the hurricane-hit Gulf Coast and for Florida Everglades restoration efforts. The House voted 361-54 to override the veto Tuesday. Both votes easily exceeded the two-thirds majority needed in each chamber to negate a presidential veto. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush suffered the first veto override of his seven-year-old presidency Thursday as the Senate enacted a $23 billion water resources bill despite his protest that it was filled with unnecessary projects. The 79-14 vote included 34 Republicans who defied the president. Enactment was a foregone conclusion, but it still marked a milestone for a president who spent his first six years with a much friendlier Congress controlled by his Republican Party. Now he confronts a more hostile, Democratic-controlled legislature, and Thursday’s vote showed that most of the Republicans will defy him on spending matters dear to their political careers. Bush’s spokeswoman portrayed the issue as a divide between a budget-conscious president and a big-spending Congress. The last such veto override happened when Congress dealt President Clinton the second of his two overrides in February 1998. Bush vetoed no bills during his first five years in office. He has since vetoed a stem cell research bill twice, an Iraq spending bill that set guidelines for troop withdrawals, and a children’s health insurance bill. House and Senate Republicans managed to sustain those vetoes. But they broke ranks on the Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, which Bush vetoed on Nov. 2, calling it too expensive. Thirty-four Republicans voted with the 43 Democrats and two independents to override the veto. Two Democrats, Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, voted with 12 Republicans to sustain Bush’s veto. His supporters have noted that the Army Corps has a backlog of $58 billion worth of projects and an annual budget of about $2 billion to address them. The bill, the first water system restoration and flood control authorization passed by Congress since 2000, would cost $11.2 billion over the next four years, and $12 billion in the 10 years after that, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Flood protection projects along the Gulf Coast, including 100-year levee protection in New Orleans, would cost about $7 billion if fully funded. The bill approves projects but does not fund them. Some of Bush’s most ardent allies argued for the override. “This bill is enormously important, and it has been a long time coming,” said Sen. David Vitter, R-La., whose state was hammered by Hurricane Katrina two years ago. The bill “is one of the few areas where we actually do something constructive,” said Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott, R-Miss. What Bush sees as pork barrel items, Lott said, “are good, deserved, justified projects.” “Almost every president opposes this type of bill,” he said. Democrats are sure to remind such Republicans of their rejection of Bush’s budgetary concerns when debate turns to several spending bills he also vows to veto. Democrats, frustrated by their inability to force Bush’s hand on Iraq and other matters, clearly enjoyed their victory Thursday. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said the message to the White House was, “you can’t keep rolling over us like this.”160Want 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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  • Defense lawyers to call first witnesses in gay ex-LAPD officer’s case

    first_imgPearson also said her estimates were reached on the assumption that Grobeson, if reinstated, would continue working until age 62. He is now 48. Grobeson currently makes about $14,400 annually as a part-time clerk at a Capital Drugs store. One of Grobeson’s former supervisors during his second stint with the LAPD, ex-Cmdr. Daniel Watson, is set to testify later today after Grobeson’s lawyers rest their case. Grobeson testified earlier in the trial that Watson was assigned by then- Chief Willie L. Williams to oversee his return to the department and that Watson told him he was not going to honor the settlement terms. More than three weeks after the trial began, lawyers for the city of Los Angeles are scheduled to begin calling witnesses today in a lawsuit brought nearly a decade ago by the LAPD’s first openly gay police officer. Former Sgt. Mitchell Grobeson is seeking reinstatement and back pay. The major claims of his 1996 lawsuit against the city are that he was treated differently because he was gay and that he was retaliated against when he returned to the department after a five-year absence. Today, an economist, Stephanie Rizzardi Pearson, will resume her testimony regarding the wages Grobeson has lost since being denied reinstatement, as well as the pay he would potentially receive between now and retirement. Yesterday, Pearson said Grobeson has past and future wage losses ranging from $3.1 million to $4.4 million. She told a Los Angeles Superior Court jury that she calculated Grobeson’s lost earnings based on three potential ranks within the department: sergeant, his last position, and lieutenant and captain, levels he could be eligible for considering his time with the department. Watson is now the South Pasadena police chief. Testimony in the trial began Nov. 19. The 1996 suit was the second Grobeson filed against the city. The first came in 1988, the same year he resigned from the LAPD — under pressure, he maintains. That suit resulted in a settlement, with the city agreeing to sweeping changes in the LAPD’s treatment of gay officers and homosexual applicants to the department. Grobeson returned to the LAPD in 1993 but left on a psychological disability retirement, maintaining he continued to experience discrimination and that the LAPD was not living up to the terms of the settlement. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want 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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  • ‘SNOW’ TIME LIKE THE PRESENT – BRILLIANT WINTER OFFERS AT TINNEY’S TOYS

    first_imgLooks like we are in for some snow again, here are some ‘Tinney’s Toys Tips’ to keep you and the kids happy. Snow in a BottleMake your own snow globe. Use strong glue to attach a plastic toy to the inside of a jar lid, then add baby oil and glitter and you have your very own homemade snow globe. It’s something kids can keep to remember their fun day with you. Ice Bubbles MakerIf the temperature drops low enough, blow bubbles and watch them freeze on the wand.Snow GraffitiGet creative with the kids. Fill spray bottles with water and some food colouring. Spray on the snow and watch a masterpiece come together! DIY SnowMake snowflakes of your own. Set out scissors and a stack of paper and let the kids go crazy. Obviously with adult supervision. Disney even released a PDF of “Frozen” designs. Click here – http://www.disney.co.uk/frozen/downloads/frozen-activity-paper-snowflakes.pdfSnow CreamMix up some snow ice cream. Take some clean snow, stir some white sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and a little milk. Once the ingredients are combined, serve immediately.Sledding Sledding is the perfect thing to do in the snow and it’s not just for kids! Grab the kids and the sleds and enjoy your snow day.See our snow cruisers here – http://www.tinneystoys.com/index.php/rolly-john-deere-snow-cruiser.html‘SNOW’ TIME LIKE THE PRESENT – BRILLIANT WINTER OFFERS AT TINNEY’S TOYS was last modified: January 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturessnowTinney’s Toyswinterlast_img read more

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  • Euro 2016 stars Man United should sign including Croatia and Belgium stars

    first_img Fabian Schar (Hoffenheim and Switzerland) – Eric Bailly has already arrived but if Mourinho wants another centre-back to bolster his defence he could do worse than move for the Swiss star, who has been like a mountain at the back this tournament. Solid as a rock and decent with his feet, Schar also grabbed the winner against Albania in their opener. He would be excellent back up to Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly. Eric Dier (Tottenham and England) – Defensive midfield star Dier has been superb for Spurs and the Three Lions this year and is rightly earning plaudits at Euro 2016. Solid as a rock, he’s offered protection for Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill, as well as showcasing his excellent passing ability. His goal from a free-kick against Russia tops it all off. Any deal would take a huge offer but Dier could be swayed given he’s a Manchester United fan. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid and Wales) – It’s no surprise the Welshman has starred in France. He’s got three goals already – two from free-kicks – and looked like the superstar he is. Already a long-term target for the Red Devils, he would fit perfectly as a statement signing, which Mourinho reportedly craves. His strengths are obvious and he would likely slot in handily on the right wing, although his versatility would give Man United plenty of options. Jose Mourinho is set for a busy summer as he looks to rebuild his Manchester United squad.Eric Bailly has already been signed for £30million from Villarreal as the Portuguese boss looks to toughen up his defence.But what about the rest of his, undoubtedly large, transfer war chest as he looks to bring the Premier League title back to Old Trafford.If Mourinho wasn’t already sure of his transfer targets, he may well be casting his eyes over the talents on offer at Euro 2016.So which stars over in France he should he consider signing? Click the right arrow above to see which stars Manchester United could move for… 6 6 Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla and Poland) – A player universally admired for his skill at breaking up play in La Liga, Krychowiak starred in all three group games in France. Nine tackles, five interceptions and just one foul, he’s a perfect defensive midfield candidate, while six blocks and six clearances add to this assessment. His passing has looked decent too. 6 6 Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan and Croatia) – Click the right arrow above for more Euro 2016 stars Manchester United could target this summer… – His tireless work on the right flank against Turkey and Czech Republic didn’t go unnoticed. He should have had at least one goal in their clash against the Turkish and grabbed an assist against Czech Republic. Brozovic would fit in with the kind of work ethic Jose Mourinho enjoys seeing from his players, while he can also play in central midfield. 6 6 Thomas Meunier (Club Brugge and Belgium) – Mourinho may well be looking for a new option at right-back and a cheap option could well be the Belgian international. He’s played their last two games and looked solid at right-back while supporting Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco ahead of him in attack. It’s likely he could be picked up on the cheap. last_img read more

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  • Sampdoria president offers Mario Balotelli an escape route from Liverpool

    first_img Mario Balotelli has returned to Liverpool but is expected to leave again before the start of the new Premier League season Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has offered Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli an escape route from Anfield.The Italian striker international endured a frustrating loan spell back with former club AC Milan last season, and returned to pre-season training with the Reds at the weekend as the Rossoneri opted against making his stay permanent.Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola has been trying to find a suitable destination for his client, who is thought to be surplus to requirements under Jurgen Klopp.The 25-year-old has been linked with moves to China and Turkey, but a return to his homeland could be the most likely option.And Ferrero insists he would be happy to give the out-of-form striker the platform to relaunch his career with Serie A side Sampdoria.“Balotelli is Balotelli’s own worst enemy,” Ferrero told Il Corriere dello Sport.“Just like [controversial Sampdoria striker Antonio] Cassano is Cassano’s own worst enemy.“He’s a great player who’s stuck back in the 1960s, stuck in the days of ‘Sapore di sale’ [a classic Italian song about relaxing on the beach].“He could relaunch [his career] at a passionate club like ours, but I think he’s still got mixed feelings.“I’ve tried to tell him to come to Samp because he’s a great talent.” 1last_img read more

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  • LAUSD pays for fliers backing mayor’s plan

    first_imgLos Angeles Unified officials have sent thousands of fliers urging parents and teachers to let Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa manage some district schools in what critics decried Monday as a biased campaign that misuses taxpayer funds. The district paid for the fliers and automated calls to remind parents about today’s vote at seven schools, but critics say the information is essentially an advocacy campaign for the mayor’s Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. One flier obtained by the Daily News from the district’s innovation division lists the benefits of a yes vote to join the partnership but makes no mention of any potential drawbacks. “Any time a government official or the government itself has a stake in the outcome of an election, it’s unfair to use public money to influence that election,” said Tim Bittle, director of legal affairs for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“It sure sounds like the mayor has a stake in the outcome of this election, because if he can persuade the parents and the teachers to approve this plan and then he pulls off some positive reform, it’s going to be a publicity opportunity for him and his quest perhaps for higher office.” But Kathi Littmann, executive director of the LAUSD’s innovation division, said her office is working with the mayor to develop the reform effort and did a thorough job informing communities about the issues in a limited amount of time. The district and the mayor’s nonprofit partnership will tally costs of the campaign later this month, but Littmann said district funds are being used appropriately because students – not the mayor – will ultimately benefit. “I think what would have been irresponsible was to ask the community to make a decision without having the information,” Littmann said. “It’s an LAUSD initiative and to not put out that information would have violated everything the (innovation) division is about – which is informed decision-making at the school-site level. “We put lots of information out there of what this is and what it’s not.” Littmann said each school was responsible for generating the content of the automated calls to parents, so what some may have said is unclear. Officials at the Mayor’s Office said the partnership had no connection to the fliers that were issued, and that the $200,000 in community outreach efforts was funded by grants. School board member Julie Korenstein said she has not seen the fliers, and that the board has not been involved in decisions with the mayor’s partnership. But she said voters should know all the facts – including that the mayor’s schools will not be under the local district’s jurisdiction anymore. “I’m not exactly sure why L.A. Unified is putting up the money to sell this,” she said. “I don’t know if this board … would have been wanting the superintendent to spend taxpayer money this way because we never had that discussion. “I might want my money to go to books and supplies for the classroom rather than putting out fliers trying to sell an unknown entity to people.” The push comes as the partnership and the district have agreed to give Villaraigosa a role overseeing at least two groups of underperforming schools starting in the 2008-09 school year. But teachers and parents at the school have to agree, so today those at Santee, Jordan and Roosevelt high schools will vote on the plan. Teachers and parents at Hollenbeck, Stevenson, Gompers and Markam middle schools also will vote. The district hopes to announce the results Wednesday, assessing support for the mayor’s plan through a majority vote – 50percent plus one – of parents and certificated staffers. For the latest school news, go to www.insidesocal.com/education.160Want 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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  • Community rallies to help family of 3 girls killed by fire

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThey raised more than $4,000 in donations from drivers passing by, Zelaya said. On Sunday afternoon, more than 30 people organized a car wash in front of Dan’s Burgers on the corner of Seventh Street and Orange Avenue, where dozens of drivers had stopped for a wash. The group charged $5 for each car, although some people gave more than $100, family members said. “Everybody has been helping,” said Rina Pineda, godmother to Jocelin Aviles, 7, who died Saturday morning at Torrance Memorial Medical Center from injuries she suffered in the blaze. Jocelin’s sisters, 6-year-old Stephanie Aviles and 10-year-old Jasmine Aviles, died Friday at local hospitals after the fire erupted about 2 a.m. that day. Authorities believe the fire was sparked by a portable space heater plugged into an overloaded power strip, said Capt. Mike DuRee of the Long Beach Fire Department. The roughly 300-square-foot garage at 1052 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. had been illegally converted into a two-room apartment and did not have a smoke detector or sprinkler system. The girls were spending the night in the converted garage with their 17-year-old aunt, Nancy Dearmas. Dearmas initially tried to get her nieces out, but ran out in a panic to get help. When she tried to get back into the residence, fire had blocked the apartment’s only entrance. Friends, family and neighbors Sunday remembered the girls as sweet and “always smiling.” “They were the angels of the neighborhood,” said Janet Cevallos. “It’s a heartbreaker.” kelly.puente@presstelegram.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even family members were surprised at how quickly the community came together. Two days after a fire killed three young Long Beach girls sleeping in a converted garage apartment, family members say they’ve raised thousands of dollars to help pay for the girls’ funeral expenses. “We’re so surprised and thankful,” said their aunt, Angela Zelaya. About 10 friends and family members stood along Anaheim Street near Orange Avenue for six hours Saturday night with signs and pictures of the three girls. last_img read more

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  • SAM’S HOME: IT’S ALL GETTING A WEE BIT TOO MUCH FOR THIS PAIR!

    first_imgAfter celebrating their little hearts out after Donegal’s win the Rodgers brothers Alan and Donal from Meenmore in Dungloe have finally had enough. Pic Edward Sweeney SAM’S HOME: IT’S ALL GETTING A WEE BIT TOO MUCH FOR THIS PAIR! was last modified: September 26th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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