Explain the martyrs

first_imgRe: “Documentary tries to prove the Son of Man really a father” (Feb. 27): If Jesus was buried like every other person who died on this planet, why did all of his disciples, except John, endure a horrible death and never deny the resurrection? It doesn’t make sense. – R.J. Johnson North Hollywood Too little, too late Re: “Drive point home about 405 gridlock” (Their Opinions, Feb. 26): Why is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa “shocked” about the California Transportation Commission’s initial failure to fund projects to unblock freeway jams on the 405, 101, 5 and so on? When he was speaker of the Assembly, he did not lift a finger to require that freeway traffic jams be guaranteed first priority for our highway tax dollars. Caltrans rates every freeway segment from A to F as to its congestion. How about Mayor Villaraigosa leaning on his legislative friends to pass a law requiring, say, that 25 percent of highway funds go first to eliminate all the D and F segments? Speedy freeways make for happy Angelenos. – Carl Olson Woodland Hills Trucking disaster Re “Mexican trucks coming” (Feb. 24): The federal government has shafted us again. Allowing Mexican trucks above the 25-mile border zone will not only cause more pollution, it will increase the potential for more truck accidents. And with 100 more companies participating, the possibility of making traffic conditions is even worse. – Robert Gilbert Van Nuys Oily politics Re: “Iraqi oil may flow as deal advances” (Feb. 25): This story does not mention that the new Iraqi law allows large investments in Iraqi oil under terms very favorable to foreign companies for 30 years. The law was described in detail in a British newspaper, the Independent, which says that the law was drafted in consultation with the U.S. If the law passes, the Bush administration will achieve what may have been its true goal in Iraq: massive profits, lasting decades, for the oil industry. – Stephen Krashen Malibu Unchecked mayhem Every day we hear of at least two or three shootings in Los Angeles. Years ago, there used to be a saying that you couldn’t get away with murder. That is no longer true. We could be in our beds and be shot by a stray bullet, and no one would be held accountable. Our taxes are constantly being raised while our protection and services are constantly deteriorating. – Irving Leemon Northridge A convenient phony It’s about time someone outed Al Gore’s personal energy use. The “inconvenient truth” is Gore is pumping out what he believes people want to hear, not what he practices. Now can we please recall that Academy Award for best documentary and best song? – Max Morgan Valencia Driven to Richard After viewing the disgusting literature of candidates running for Los Angeles City Council District 7 and their dirty – I mean filthy – campaigning tactics against Richard Alarc?n, these candidates have persuaded me to vote … for Richard Alarc?n. My mailbox has been stuffed with literature from these desperate candidates who tell me nothing of what they have to offer, but only tell me their opinion of Alarc?n – which, again, only persuades me to vote for Alarc?n. – Doris Jacobs Sylmar Get used to it Re “Supervisors put squeeze on sheriff” (Feb. 28): Imagine the shock, the fear, the pain, the feelings of betrayal and violation suffered by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky when he realized the Sheriff’s Department may have misdirected funds supplied by the county. It’s kind of like being a taxpayer, and watching our ever-increasing fees and taxes wasted. Get used to it, Zev. There is no honor among thieves. – Michael Guetzow Woodland Hills Surprise, surprise Re “Supervisors put squeeze on sheriff” (Feb. 28): Another taxpayer-funded agency has been found purloining taxpayer money. Aren’t we surprised! And, of course, we are equally surprised that not one of the thieves running those taxpayer-funded agencies has been held accountable. The news proclaims that those running our agencies are thieves, followed by the entire issue being swept under the rug, never again to be discussed, while funding – or rather, funneling – for those agencies continues to increase annually. Our leaders are disgusting. – Patrick Weir Chatsworth Let LAPD do its work Re “Homeless say LAPD hostile on Skid Row” (Feb 28): Webster’s dictionary gives the definition of the word “bum”: vagabond (now that’s romantic); goldbrick (that’s offensive and cruel); hobo, drifter, slug (offensive); loafer, tramp (that’s not nice) and a few other colorful nouns that I am sure the American Civil Liberties Union finds demeaning. Yet many of those “homeless” are just that – bums. There is no way to color up that word. Many are mentally ill and extremely combative. Many are ex-cons who are wanted, and who prey on other homeless to sustain themselves. The ACLU should stick to the clean court environment and allow the Los Angeles Police Department to do the dirty work and get very little credit for doing it. – Chris Biller Simi Valley Hollywood green I’m all in favor of the “green” initiative former Vice President Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio announced during the Oscars. But if the Academy were truly serious about pursuing that line of thinking, it would move the event to the daytime in an effort to save the energy it takes to run the spotlights, camera lights, etc. Somehow, I don’t see that happening. – Dale Beck North Hollywood Bike path negligence Re “Worse than pink spandex …” (Our Opinions, Feb. 20): I extensively photographed the bikeway exit shortly after David Prokop’s bicycle accident, and I can attest to the fact that the Daily News doesn’t have its facts straight – the “WALK” in the “WALK BIKE” designation is so worn away, it can’t be seen from a moving bicycle. An example of negligent maintenance by the city if there ever was one. – Gene Mozee Los Angeles That’s not a sport! Re Good ol’ bore of NASCAR (Sports, Feb. 21): In his column, Steve Dilbeck states that NASCAR is not a sport. Couldn’t agree more – but he does not go far enough. Take, for instance, bobsledding. Now those “sleds” run around a quarter-mill (give or take) each. Or skiing. Those “athletes” are on super-expensive carbon “unobtainum.” In fact, now that I think about it, let’s just cancel the Winter Olympics altogether because all of its events are clearly nonsports. And let’s not forget about anything in a major “sports” stadium. Just look around those places, and what do you see? Ads, ads, everywhere ads. That’s not sporting, it’s … oh, well, … never mind. – John LeGrande Van Nuys 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

A few more days of extreme heat before the cool relief

first_imgThey say temperatures reaching into the low to mid-30’s are likely to persist through mid-week before returning to more seasonable conditions.Meantime, record-high temperatures were again set in several communities over the weekend including Fort St. John. It didn’t happen here yesterday, with the high of 32.2 degrees, but it did on Saturday, when the airport weather station posted 32.5 degrees.- Advertisement -Prior to that, July 12th and 13th 2007 records were 31.3 degrees and 33.1 degrees, so the latter still stands.However today’s 2007 record of 29 degrees, and tomorrow’s 1949 mark of 27.8 degrees, both look like they’re about to disappear with forecast highs for the next two days of 32 degrees.last_img read more

Exclusive – Ideye to stay at West Brom following failure to land West Ham’s Cole

first_imgWest Brom assistant manager Dave Kemp says Carlton Cole’s failed move to the club means Brown Ideye will stay at the Hawthorns.The Baggies came close to landing the West Ham striker on transfer deadline day, meaning the Nigeria forward was surplus to requirements.Tony Pulis’ side were due to offload the £9m record signing for a massive loss to Qatari side Al Gharafa.But, speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, Kemp insists the former Dynamo Kiev hitman will be given another chance at the club.“We couldn’t get the Carlton Cole deal done so Brown Ideye will stay with West Brom,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“We’re very disappointed to not sign Carlton. We got very close. The agreement was he would move to us if they could find a replacement.“They thought they had one but, as it turned out, they didn’t, so it all fell through.”last_img read more

David Beckham on Man United summer signings, Giggs as boss and his Old Trafford return – ABSB best bits

first_imgJohn Hartson was alongside Alan Brazil on today’s show and they were joined by a very special guest – David Beckham.The former England captain paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo after he hit his 500th career goal, backed Ryan Giggs to make a ‘perfect’ Manchester United manager, and discussed his impending return to Old Trafford for a charity match.Andriy Shevchenko also joined Alan and John and insisted Jose Mourinho will turn things around at Chelsea.last_img

Concert to celebrate Ireland’s musical history to take place tonight

first_imgA concert celebrating the very best of Irish music will take place tonight at The Exchange in Buncrana.As the 1916 centenary celebrations wind down, they celebrate the best in our rich musical history with performances from Tom Byrne, Tracey McRory, Neil Doherty, Bernie Doherty, Eamonn Cutliffe, Amy Meehan, Roisin Gallagher, Coreen Robinson and The Treblemakers!Doors open at 8:30pm and the music kicks off at 9pm. Tea and coffee will be supplied.B.Y.O.B.!For more see the Facebook event page.Concert to celebrate Ireland’s musical history to take place tonight was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:1916buncranaconcertMUSIClast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Defeats New Mexico, 4-1

first_img Print Friendly Version Next Game: Drake (14-8) claimed the doubles point over New Mexico (4-6) and then won three out of the first four singles matches in a hard-fought road match. Vinny Gillespie (Stirling, Scotland) won a marathon match in the No. 1 singles match to clinch the victory. Story Links Full Schedule Roster Match Notes:Drake 14-8New Mexico 4-6Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,2,4,1)T-3:11 A-131 Watch Live Drake 4, New Mexico 1Singles competition1. GILLESPIE, Vinny (DRAKE) def. HERNANDEZ TONG Ricky (NM) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)2. WEST, Dominic (NM) def. HANDS, Tom (DRAKE) 6-3, 6-03. HOLIS, Stepan (NM) vs. PHILLIPS, Bayo (DRAKE) 6-3, 5-7, 6-5, unfinished4. THOROLD, Barny (DRAKE) def. BUTTNER, Tim (NM) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3)5. BERMEJO, Facundo (NM) vs. HALL, Finley (DRAKE) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-5), 0-1, unfinished6. MacGEOCH, Calum (DRAKE) def. RECCI, Casey (NM) 6-4, 6-1 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Drake University men’s team defeated New Mexico, 4-1, Monday at the McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium.center_img Preview Drake continues its trip out west Wednesday at Arizona at 12 p.m. CDT. Live Stats at Arizona 3/20/2019 – 2 PM PDF Box Score DRAKE Doubles competition1. PHILLIPS, Bayo/THOROLD, Barny (DRAKE) def. HERNANDEZ TONG Ricky/HOLIS, Stepan (NM) 7-6 (7-4)2. WEST, Dominic/BERMEJO, Facundo (NM) def. GILLESPIE, Vinny/HALL, Finley (DRAKE) 6-33. HANDS, Tom/MacGEOCH, Calum (DRAKE) def. PRIETO, Nicolas/BUTTNER, Tim (NM) 6-0last_img read more

FUFA Drum fixture between Teso and Bugisu to be replayed

first_img Tags: BugisuFufa Drum 2018Teso Teso willhave to replay it’s fixture with Bugisu.FUFA Drum 2018Monday, 18-06-2018The Federation of Uganda Football Associations(FUFA) has made a ruling over the FUFA Drum tournament game between Teso and Bugisu that was abandoned on Sunday.The second of two games played in group A was called off with 15 minutes to play at the Katakwi Play Grounds.This was as a result of crowd trouble that resulted into Police firing tear has and bullets to disperse them.FUFA through the Competitions Disciplinary Panel headed by Deo Mutabazi on Monday issued a ruling basing on the match officials.The ruling States that the match will have to be replyed at a neutral ground.Below is the Full ruling Report:The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel(CDP) has come to learn from match officials reports, the incidences that occurred in the above last group A match of the FUFA Interprovince/ The Drum Competitions played at Katakwi H/S Playground.The CDP has drawn attention to the following key facts;a) The match was abandoned at 75th minute when the results were still zero-zero in favour of both teams as a result of rowdy fans entering the field of play.Specifically, the match commissioners report noted that “it is not possible to pinpoint which fans entered the field of play at the 75th minute”.The report furthernoted that “security was adequate but overwhelmed by the behavior of the rowdy fans.”b) The CDP further draws attention to the fact as reported that Bugisu bench sparked the fans interference after the referee seemed not to caution errant bench person yet to be identified, who threw a bottle on the pitch.Final Decisions:1. Considering the above key facts, the CDP has in accordance with article 23.3 decided that the match be replayed on a date selected by the Organizing Committee under the following conditions;i. Full time replay.ii. On a neutral ground to be determined by the Tournament Organizing Committee.iii. The two teams to meet their own costs of the replayed matchiv. The Tournament Organizing Committee shall handle match organization.2. Further investigations are being undertaken to identify the member of Bugisu Province team who threw a bottle on the field of play for appropriate disciplinary action.Busoga led group A on 13 points while Bugisu on 10 and Teso on eight points are still battling for the final slot to determine which team advances to the quarterfinals.Busoga led Group A with 13 pointsThe winner between the two sides will have to face Group D winners, West Nile.The teams that progressed to the quarter finals:Bugisu, Acholi, Buganda, Kampala, Bukedi, West Nile and Ankole.The final group standings after match day six:Group A1. Bugisu 13pts*. Busoga 10pts*. Teso 08pts4. Sebei 0ptsGroup B1. Acholi 11pts2. Buganda 10pts3. Lango 08pts4. Kigezi 04ptsGroup C1. Kampala 12pts2. Bukedi 09pts3. Bunyoro 07pts4. Rwenzori 03ptsGroup D1. West Nile 11pts2. Ankole 09pts3. Tooro 08pts4. Karamoja 04ptsComments last_img read more

Travel alert: Busy Carndonagh road to remain closed on Thursday

first_imgMotorists in north Inishowen have been warned to allow extra time for their journeys on Thursday as Pound Street in Carndonagh remains closed. The road, which leads into the town centre, was closed on Wednesday (June 5) for essential maintenance works and the county council has said it will remain closed on Thursday (June 6) for the works to continue.Local diversions will be in place. Travel alert: Busy Carndonagh road to remain closed on Thursday was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Humboldt County Fair: Ferndale races ‘A Bit of Americana’

first_imgFerndale >> There was a time in our country’s history where the sports pages were dominated by the three major sports of the time: Baseball, boxing and horse racing.While times have certainly changed and the overall popularity of these sports has waned on a national level over the decades, one thing holds true — for two weeks out of the year, horse racing in these parts takes center stage.With the ever-popular Humboldt County Fair horse races wrapping up its first week of competition on …last_img read more

Tutu: lifelong speaker of ‘truth to power’

first_img5 October 2012The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is to give South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a special once-off award, accompanied by a US$1-million grant, in recognition of his “lifelong commitment to speaking truth to power”.The award will be presented to Tutu in Dakar, Senegal later this year during the annual Ibrahim Discussion Forum, the foundation said in a statement on Thursday.Announcing the special award to Tutu, the foundation’s board said it was “motivated by the desire to make an extraordinary grant to an outstanding African civil society champion.‘One of Africa’s great voices for justice’“Archbishop Desmond Tutu is and has throughout his life been one of Africa’s great voices for justice, freedom, democracy and responsible, responsive government. In everything he stands for, says, and does, he displays a consistent determination to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak the uncomfortable truth.”Mo Ibrahim, the Sudan-born billionaire who established the foundation in 2006, added: “Whether one always agrees with Archbishop Tutu or not, his contribution to dialogue, to accountability, and to the debate on Africa’s future has been unparalleled.“His integrity and moral authority deserve recognition. We hope this award will inspire the next generation to follow Archbishop Tutu’s example and speak truth to power.”Promoting good governance in AfricaThe London-based foundation supports good governance and leadership in Africa, publishing an annnual Ibrahim Index of African Governance, and awarding an annual $5-million prize to democratically elected former African heads of state who have:served only their constitutionally mandated term;left office in the previous three years; anddemonstrated excellence in office.Winners of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership since it was established in 2007 are: Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique, Festus Mogae of Botswana, and Pedro de Verona Rodrigues Pires of Cape Verde.According to the foundation, the prize for 2012, which has not yet been adjudicated, will be announced in London on 15 October.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more