Govt reserves are for everyone’s benefit

first_imgDear Editor,Around 4:00 pm Wednesday afternoon I used the ATM at the Republic Bank (Rosignol Branch) leaving my vehicle in the parking area.  I proceeded to pick up a drink at the shop opposite the Bank only to be hailed out by a Massy Security Guard who informed me that I can only park my vehicle there if I am conducting business with the Bank. I pointed out to him that my vehicle was the only one in the parking area, so I will not be inconveniencing anyone.The land in front of the Bank happens to be the Government reserve which Republic Bank Limited has no proprietary rights over. Therefore, the Bank must desist from controlling public usage over such.The development of the reserve is mutually beneficial for both the public and the Bank. Therefore, the bank should inform their security personnel of this fact and stop the harassing of the public.Krishna SukhooAccount holderlast_img read more

Pro boxer Charly Suarez won’t pass up chance to get SEA Games gold anew

first_imgView comments LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down PH men’s baseball team escapes China in Asian Championships Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LATEST STORIES Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto MOST READcenter_img Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Suarez becomes the first Filipino pro boxer to compete for the Philippine team since open boxing was first allowed in the 2016 Rio Olympics.The Davao del Norte native will compete as a lightweight in the SEA Games, which will be held here in the country this December.He sees Thailand as the toughest foe but he is also not counting out the rest of the field.“Usually it’s Thailand, but there a lot of countries excelling as well. Whether it’s Myanmar or another country, you can’t really be too confident in boxing,” said Suarez, who also won a silver medal in the 2014 Asian Games and bronze the last time he competed in the SEA Games in 2017.Suarez leaves for Vietnam on Wednesday night for his fourth pro bout, but will immediately return to the country to join the national team when it leaves for training in Australia on Oct. 26.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Charly Suarez of the Philippines dominates Khir Akyazlan Bin Azmi of Malaysia in the quarterfinals of the light welterweight class men’s boxing competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games at the MITEC Hall 8 in Kuala Lumpur. Suarez prevailed by unanimous decision. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLMANILA, Philippines—Charly Suarez did not hesitate to answer when flag and country came calling back.The 2016 Olympian has already fought thrice as a professional boxer but the opportunity to bag another gold as part of the country’s men’s team in the coming Southeast Asian Games is something that he simply couldn’t turn down.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna “We have to grab whatever opportunity that comes our way because we might not get the same opportunity again,” said Suarez in Filipino during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum Tuesday at the Amelie Hotel Manila.Suarez’ coach and manager Delfin Bolhost thinks it’s also best for his ward to come back and add a third SEA Games gold to his collection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“We talked and I told him to go for it because it’s not every day you get an opportunity like this,” Bolhost said in Filipino. “We’re representing the Philippines and there’s nothing like waving the Philippine flag. It’s a great feeling.”The 31-year-old Suarez is off to a strong start in his pro career with a record of 3-0 all coming by knockouts.The opportunity to return to the national team was brought about by Ed Picson, secretary-general of the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (Abap). Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Parents: Do not relocate our kids

first_img“Our kids are not pingpong balls,” said Jim Gibson, superintendent of the Castaic Union School District. “They have already attended Hart, Valencia, Saugus and West Ranch. The next move we are going to make is to Castaic High School.” Castaic children go to Castaic district schools through eighth grade, then transfer to the Hart district for high school. Parents plan to send e-mails to school board members and letters to legislators to ensure that their children stay at West Ranch until Castaic High opens. Students at Castaic Middle School are circulating a petition and have gathered more than 200 signatures, a teacher said at Wednesday’s meeting. An active parent on the West Ranch campus and the mother of three teens, Pilar Scott-Walker offered to pay for fliers to be dispersed in the Castaic community. “It is going to be too late if we wait to say something next August,” Scott-Walker said. Castaic district officials said the Hart board has not made any decisions. Officials from both districts plan to meet to discuss the issue. But for many parents, the plans were enough to get them fuming. “We are angry in Castaic with the incompetent (Hart) board,” said Paul Morgan, father of both a seventh- and an eighth-grader at Castaic Middle School. The Hart board addressed the possibility of moving Castaic students to Golden Valley after district projections showed West Ranch enrollment topping off at about 4,000 by 2010. Several options were discussed during a Hart board meeting Jan.24, but no decision was made. The issue is expected to come back to the board at its Wednesday meeting. “We are seeking a plan that disrupts the fewest number of students, creates the least disruption to the educational program and is the best use of district resources,” district spokeswoman Pat Willett said. Willett said she has been screening phone calls from angry parents this week. She urged them to be patient. “The rumors are flying, and most of them assume that a decision has been made and that it’s going to hurt their kids. The bottom line is that no decisions have been made, and everything is going to be looked at very carefully.” Castaic High School is scheduled to open in 2010 on the NorthLake site of a 4,000-home SunCal development. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – More than 50 parents and school administrators met Wednesday morning at Castaic Middle School with one message – leave our kids at West Ranch High. During a PTA meeting, they voiced their concerns with the Hart Union High School District’s options to deal with overcrowding at West Ranch. One option is to send Castaic students 35 miles for the round trip to Golden Valley High School every day. Other proposals include placing 22 portables on the West Ranch campus at a cost of $4million and dividing Castaic-area students between West Ranch and Golden Valley. The problem is that a high school planned in Castaic won’t open until 2010, at best. last_img read more

Exclusive: Federico Fazio ‘practically a Tottenham player’

first_img1 Federico Fazio Sevilla’s Europa League-winning defender Federico Fazio is ‘practically a Tottenham player’ according to sources in Spain.talkSPORT sources in Sevilla have confirmed that Fazio’s agent was in London yesterday to negotiate with Spurs, with the player ‘tired of waiting’ for Sevilla to improve his contract.The source says Sevilla have been slow to open talks with the defender, having presumed Fazio would stay with them after he purchased a new home in the city, but the player “doesn’t feel wanted and has decided to leave”.The club are expected to make one more attempt to keep him at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, and there should be news in the coming 24 hours either way. Available for only €10m, Tottenham are unlikely to find a better central defender for the price.last_img read more

Small blaze stopped short

first_imgNewhall resident Lauren Percivalle, 19, said she saw a ring of fire moving quickly up the hill only one block away from her house. She watched as trees exploded in flames. Cheralynn Goeckritz of Newhall said the helicopters that shook her house as they flew above brought her 2-year-old to tears. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – A small fire broke out shortly after noon Wednesday, spreading to brush and briefly threatening stores along Lyons Avenue and homes that back up to them. Los Angeles County firefighters came out in full force, aided by three helicopters and a bulldozer, and doused the flames within a half-hour. Fire Department spokeswoman Stephanie English said the cause of the fire was being investigated, though its origins appeared suspicious. About 3 acres of brush burned just steps away from Lyons Car Wash and Lube. “The fire was very close; I was a little scared,” carwash owner Sam Siak said. While no serious damage was reported, firefighters said dry conditions forced them to move fast and with plenty of resources. “This is the driest year in recorded history,” Battalion Chief Joseph Lindaman said. “The water content in the hillsides of Santa Clarita is at 3inches. We should have 15 to 17inches by now.” Lindaman said a normal response to a brush fire call would be five engines – Wednesday there was 12. The parched hillsides caused the fire to burn quickly and dramatically. last_img read more

‘We get on very well’ – Man City star Sergio Aguero denies Guardiola rift

first_img1 Sergio Aguero insists he and Man City boss Pep Guardiola have a strong relationship Manchester City star Sergio Aguero has insisted his relationship with manager Pep Guardiola is strong after spearheading their stunning comeback against Monaco.The Argentinian grabbed two goals as City twice came from behind to beat the Ligue 1 leaders 5-3 in a sensational Champions League clash on Tuesday.It was a welcome return to form for the 28-year-old, who is back leading the City attack following injury to impressive new signing Gabriel Jesus.Read more: ‘Attack, attack, attack!’ – Guardiola wants City to put more goals past Monaco in the crucial second legAguero briefly lost his place to Jesus, raising questions over how he fitted into manager Guardiola’s plans and whether he had a long-term future at the club.Speculation over Aguero’s future has recurred throughout the season but all parties have repeatedly expressed desire for the striker to stay, and he restated his commitment to the club on Tuesday following his match-winning double.Asked about Guardiola, Aguero – whose is under contract at City until 2020 – said: “The truth is we get on very well.“What he wants, above everything, from all the players is that we push a little more. He’s always asking me for more, more, more. Obviously it’s a sacrifice I have to make, that we all have to make, and fortunately tonight it worked and we’ll see if it keeps working in the next game.”On his future, he added: “I’ve always said I want to be here at the club, I’ve always said that at the end of the season it won’t be my decision.“The truth is that with these things it’s the club that handles everything, and obviously it’s always my intention to stay.”Aguero’s brace took his tally for the season to 20 and perhaps made a point to Guardiola after he was forced to settle for a substitute’s role in three successive games recently.But Aguero said: “The truth is that those things are for the manager to decide. The only thing I can do is keep fighting to be able to play.“Fortunately he counted on me, now I have to help the team and show what I can do.”City will now be favourites to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals but after such an open first leg against Monaco, their last-16 tie is not yet over.Aguero said: “It’s not over but it’s important that we’re two goals up. If it was one obviously it would be more complicated.”last_img read more

Looks like great day for a parade

first_imgVibe Performing Arts Studio Grand Marshal: Western actor Morgan Woodward Metropolitan District Elks Cub Scout Pack 57 The Signal Santa Clarita City Council Rep. “Buck” McKeon, R-Lancaster Los Angeles County Fire Department, Battalion 6 Sunset Equestrian Team Color Guard Sunset Equestrian Team Division Marshal: Western actor Andrew Prine Santa Clarita Valley Antique Auto Club Canyon Theatre Guild Democratic Alliance for Action Boxer Rescue First Marine Division Association Mama’s Munchies Melody Oaks Ranch Friends of Hart Park Tracy Griggsby Prayer Angels for the Military Cub Scout Pack 580 Denny Fuerst’s All-American Classics City of Santa Clarita Old West Masonic Lodge No. 9 Color Guard Old West Masonic Lodge Division Marshal: A.C. Lyles, Bree Wall and extras from HBO Western series “Deadwood” Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center SCOPE Canyon Country Little League San Fernando Model A Club Valley Oaks Village Filipino American Association of SCV Elite Pageant Productions Cub Scout Pack 2 Newhall County Water SCV Club Cheer Old Town Newhall Association Unitarian Universalists Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club Department of Water Resources SCV Vintage VW Club Providence Holy Cross Bloodmobile Vietnam Veterans Lost Patrol Color Guard California Army National Guard Division Marshal: Donna Martell Molar Manor American Red Cross Mountasia SCV Man and Woman of Year SCV School of Performing Arts Cub Scout Pack 490 Blue Star Mothers All School Jazz Quintet Maggie Moo’s Ice Creamery Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Program Newhall County Water SCV Arts Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club Xclusive Scions DIVISION 2: DIVISION 3: DIVISION 4: DIVISION 5: American Legion Post 507 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary American Legion 40+8 Train Division Marshal: Lynn Fairly Mint Canyon Moose Family Center Gymcheer USA/Calif. Flyers Runners Lane YMCA Y-Guides Santa Clarita Valley Pet Partners Clean Money Newhall Coffee Ross Well, Eco-Friendly Alien Get Fresh Gourmet Personal Chef Service Toys R Us Spectrum Club The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Trash Band160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2DIVISION 1: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse SCV Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station California Highway Patrol NEWHALL – A time-honored tradition in Santa Clarita, the annual Fourth of July Parade will feature Scout troops, law enforcement officers, veterans and many other representatives of local businesses and organizations. This year’s parade theme is “Celebrating the New Frontier.” Beginning at 9:45 a.m. today, the parade will travel down San Fernando Road in Old Town Newhall. Here is a list of entries. last_img read more

Woodland Hills man, two others, behind web’s Lonelygirl15

first_img“We never wanted to lie to people,” Beckett said. “Our job from the beginning was not to trick people, it was to create a character that was believable,” Flinders said. The trio began posting individually scripted and filmed episodes online and began incorporating changes based on reactions and suggestions from fans. The result is part video game, where viewers exercise some measure of control over the characters, and part mystery novel, complete with hidden clues and cliffhanger chapters that left viewers wanting more. Flinders writes scripts for each “episode” and the actress playing Bree delivers her lines with a persuasive power that still has some online viewers believing she is genuine, even after “The Creators” posted their online confession several days ago. The three creators declined to identify the name of the actress Tuesday. But amateur Internet sleuths discovered she is Jessica Rose, a 19-year-old actress from New Zealand who recently moved to Los Angeles. Despite suspicions that the videos were slickly produced, the creators say they use the same tools and resources available to others who regularly post videos on the Web. The episodes are shot with a $130 Web camera and the lighting is provided by two desk lamps and a window. The sound comes from the Webcam’s internal microphone. “We’re fans of this medium,” Goodfried said. “It represents a shift from the content being in control of the big corporations to power being in the hands of the little guy who has a Webcam.” “We are the little guys,” Beckett said. The revelation that Bree was fake initially angered fans on YouTube, who suspected Lonelygirl15 was a slick Hollywood attempt to advertise some upcoming movie or TV show. But since the creators revealed the fictitious nature of the show last week, the number of people subscribing to the Lonelygirl15 channel on YouTube has skyrocketed. “Just because I know a movie isn’t real isn’t going to stop me from watching it,” Alexandra Inman, a 17-year-old fan from St. Louis, said Tuesday. “I’m there for the entertainment.” Bree’s adventures will continue on a new Web site created in conjunction with the online syndication network Revver. The company helps video-makers profit from their efforts by attaching ads to each video, then burying a “tag” in the computer code that tracks where the video is posted. Revver then shares the ad revenue with the authors. “The fact that creators are getting paid to make more stuff is a good thing,” said Revver co-founder Steven Starr, a former Hollywood agent. As far as what happens to Bree next or just how long “Season One” will last, the creators themselves are unsure. The three are represented by Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency, but say they have no immediate plans to make a Lonelygirl15 movie or TV show. “We’re moving forward and we want to keep doing what we’ve been doing,” Beckett said. — On the Net: http://www.lonelygirl15.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The creators behind the Internet video mystery teen Lonelygirl15 have revealed themselves and want their fans to know they are not a front for a big Hollywood studio marketing some upcoming film. Instead, the three friends launched the adventures of the doe-eyed, 16-year-old homeschooled “Bree” as an experiment in storytelling that they intend to continue on their own Web site that was launched Tuesday. Bree’s inventors went public after fans of the two- to three-minute videos began questioning her existence and expressing disappointment that the seemingly genuine video diaries were a hoax. The creators identified themselves to The Associated Press as Miles Beckett, 28, of Woodland Hills; Mesh Flinders, 26, of Petaluma, and Greg Goodfried, 27, of Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleBeckett, a self-confessed Internet geek, said he came up with the idea of using short videos as a storytelling technique while a surgical resident. Earlier this year, he met Flinders, a fledgling filmmaker, at a party. “I saw YouTube coming about and podcasting and wanted to be a part of it,” Beckett said. Flinders said he had been developing the character of a teenage girl who was more at home relating to adults than with her peers. The character never quite fit into any of his screenplays, but seemed a perfect fit for Beckett’s idea of telling stories using video blogging. The two joined with Goodfried, an attorney, recruited the actors to play Bree and her dorky boyfriend, Daniel, and began writing the broad outlines of an open-ended plot filled with the kind of mysteries and clues TV watchers know from the hit ABC show “Lost.” The short videos began appearing on the Web sites YouTube and MySpace in June. The creators said Tuesday that they never intended to stage a hoax or trick people into believing their characters were real. last_img read more

Two eateries hit by robbers in quick order

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK — Two restaurants 5 miles apart — one in Norwalk, the other in La Mirada — were robbed within a 90-minute span, but it was not immediately clear if the heists were connected, authorities said Tuesday. The first robbery occurred at the In-N-Out Burger in La Mirada, 14341 Firestone Blvd., at 8:30 p.m. Monday, said Lt. Doug Fetteroll of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk Station. Two men, both with handguns, took between $200 and $600 from the register before fleeing on foot, he said. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported. A Pizza Hut a few miles up the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Norwalk was robbed at 10 p.m. Monday, Fetteroll said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.last_img read more

Man City apologise for humiliating Chelsea further after the game finished

first_imgYou’ve just been thrashed 6-0 by a so-called Premier League rival and face a long journey home, so Man City playing Chelsea’s victory anthem at the Etihad probably stung.The club have since apologised for playing Madness’ One Step Beyond, the song that can be heard at Stamford Bridge whenever the Blues beat a significant team. It was a final kick in the teeth for the beaten Londoners. Man City playing one step beyond at the final whistle? That’s pretty much nonsense material. Even we wouldn’t play blue moon.— Reevesy (@DavidReeves1977) February 10, 2019 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY Quality 😂😂— Tottenham Funnies (@SpursFunnies) February 10, 2019Senior City officials ordered the Madness song be cut short for what could be interpreted as an act of gloating, but the person in charge of the PA system is now a hero to many supporters.The win moved City back to the top of the Premier League on goal difference and after the match Maurizio Sarri couldn’t bring himself to shake hands with opposite number Pep Guardiola.Sarri, though, did apologise to Chelsea’s fans. “I am doing my best and I’m trying to get the players to do their best but at the moment I can only say sorry because in the last three away matches we played very badly,” he said. Man City just thrashed us 6 nil and played One Step Beyond at the final whistle! #MCICHE #CFC— 𝕚𝕀 ℙ𝕒𝕕𝕣𝕖 (@iIPadre) February 10, 2019 no dice RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow @Louis_Beneventi Losing 6-0 is bad enough but when @ManCity play one step beyond at the end 🙈🙈🙈 😂😂😂— Adam Cook (@AdamYidoCook93) February 10, 2019Some didn’t see the funny side, though. Man city winning 6-0 wasn’t enough so they also play one step beyond at full time 🤣🤣🤣🤣— Tucker (@habbo_tucker) February 10, 2019 shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Ha ha Man City plating Madness “one step beyond” is taking the piss to another level 😂😂😂— Jimmy McBride (@jimmymcbride1) February 10, 2019 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade @ManCity One Step Beyond? Apologies are too late the damage has been done. I’m no @ChelseaFC fan but that was poor. Once again showing your lack of class.— Matt Tonks (@Tonksy15) February 10, 2019last_img read more