160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – Two sheriff’s deputies and an Explorer en route to an emergency call were injured Friday afternoon when two squad cars collided in Canyon Country. Rescuers used the Jaws of Life device to free Deputy Michael Marion, 32, from his car, said sheriff’s Sgt. Darren Harris. He suffered bruises to his chest and possibly a fractured rib, but was in fair condition, Harris said. Deputy Laurie Baylis, 47, and Explorer David Aresca, 17, also suffered injuries, Harris said. Baylis might have broken her arm, Harris said. The trio, initially believed to be more seriously injured, was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital along intersections cleared of traffic by several deputies worried for their colleagues. The collision happened about 2 p.m. at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Deep Creek Drive. The deputies were responding to a call from Golden Valley High School, where a deputy was trying to remove combative students from campus, Harris said. Aresca was on his first ride-along when the collision occurred, said his father, John Aresca. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5253
Nedum Onuoha had an early chance to put QPR ahead during a lively start by the visitors.Conor Washington’s shot dropped to the Rangers skipper, who was unable to apply the finish and keeper David Martin was able to gather.The fit-again Martin also kept out an effort from Nasser El Khayati, who was restored to the starting line-up along with Washington and Daniel Tozser.Matt Phillips was dropped to the bench along with striker Sebastian Polter.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Perch, Henry, Tozser, El Khayati, Luongo, Chery, Washington.Subs: Ingram, Konchesky, Faurlin, Phillips, Diakite, Petrasso, Polter.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
15 February 2010 When Brazil and Cote d’Ivoire battle it out at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on 20 June, Johannesburg resident Marlene Reddy will be one of 89 000 spectators cheering from the stands as the rest of the football world follows the game on television. “I am happy that I get to watch an African country,” says Reddy. “I am very excited, I cannot wait to see Soccer City.” Casey Monteiro is another Johannesburg resident who cannot wait for the tournament now that he has his tickets in his back pocket.‘In my back yard’ Monteiro, who purchased a ticket to follow Brazil on their campaign for World Cup glory, is one of the many South Africans who are snapping up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch arguably one of the greatest sporting events in the world. “Simply put, it is the biggest sporting event on earth, happening in my back yard. It will never again – in my lifetime at least – be in South Africa. This is probably the best chance I’ll ever get,” says Monteiro. With the third phase of ticket sales – which saw 1 206 865 applications from 192 countries – now complete, and the fourth now under way, two million of the three million available World Cup tickets have already been snapped up. Having already fallen in love with his city’s new World Cup stadium, Durban resident Amith Gosai, cannot wait for the tournament to begin as he talks about the tickets he has secured.‘An incredible feeling’ “So far I have secured tickets for three games, one in each of the main host cities,” says Gosai, who will be attending the Brazil vs Portugal match in Durban on 25 June as well as Cote d’Ivoire vs Brazil at Soccer City in Johannesburg and England vs Algeria in Cape Town. “It is an incredible feeling. I have watched all of the World Cups prior to this one in my life, and was overjoyed when South Africa got the vote to host the event in 2010.” With his tickets booked for both the quarter-final and the semi-final at Green Point stadium in Cape Town, Kobus Botha is not the biggest fan of the “beautiful game”, but he could not resist the opportunity to be part of South Africa’s World Cup. “I knew that it would be a spectacular event and I didn’t want to miss it – even though I am not a huge soccer fan. I don’t think the reality of it has sunk in properly yet, but I am really amped and excited. I don’t know what to expect, which is great.”‘A unique experience’ Having already attended a match at Durban’s newly completed World Cup stadium, Didier Pienke is looking forward to the chance to watch a World Cup match in his home stadium. “I want to have a unique experience and be part of this first World Cup ever held in Africa,” says Pienke. “I also want to have the experience with the crowd in the beautiful stadium in Durban.” Further afield, Canadian George Filipovic is looking forward to his trip to South Africa later in the year. “The World Cup is the greatest festival on Earth, and I’ve always wanted to experience Africa,” says the Toronto resident, who will be watching a total of six matches, including a semi-final and the final at Soccer City on 11 July. “I think this Cup will be extra special, since football is the number sport on the continent, yet the Cup’s never been there before.” Although the football may be the big draw card for Filipovic, he is also excited to explore the country during his one-month trip. “I have been looking forward to the tournament ever since. I’ve been planning for months. It will be the trip of a lifetime and, after all is said and done, I will have got to visit Nelspruit, Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg.” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee
Atletico Madrid boss Simeone satisfied with Girona Copa drawby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was pleased with their performance after the first-leg of their Copa del Rey draw with Girona.Atletico were held 1-1 by Girona in the first leg of their last 16 tie.”It was a match with different phases,” the coach told reporters afterwards.”We started well and then they got better after our goal.”They’re dangerous at home.”After the equaliser I liked what I saw more as we were more consistent in our play, even if they had the occasional counter attack.”We could have won, and they also had some chances to win.”The feeling is good because we could have won.”The result leaves this tie open and each side has a 50 percent chance.”Antoine Griezmann started and was behind Los Rojiblancos’ goal, but he was taken off with half an hour to go and Simeone fielded questions on this substitution.”I thought it was good for him to get a rest, as we had some fresh players,” he said. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Gini Wijnaldum delighted with ugly Liverpool winby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGini Wijnaldum was delighted with the manner of Liverpool’s win at Sheffield United.He knows how important it is to pick up all the points when not playing well.It is a characteristic of any title-winning side and Wijnaldum believes Liverpool have shown this season they have this quality. “That’s what we did,” said Wijnaldum. “I think the progress we have made this season is that we’re winning games we haven’t played well in.“Hopefully when we don’t play well, we can still win games.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Prosecutors in Southern California declined to pursue sexual abuse claims against CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves because the statute of limitations has expired, according to documents.The unidentified woman, who worked in the television industry, went to Los Angeles police in February to report three alleged incidents, two in 1988 and one from 1986.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office was considering three possible criminal charges including two misdemeanours, battery and indecent exposure, and a felony, forced oral copulation, according to a charge evaluation worksheet.The document stated the woman disclosed at least one of the alleged incidents to a friend a year before filing the police report.“The applicable statutes of limitation have expired as to all three incidents,” the worksheet said.CBS declined to comment Tuesday.In an article last week in The New Yorker, six women — four of whom spoke on the record — alleged sexual harassment or misconduct by Moonves between the 1980s and late 2000s.Four of the women described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, it says, while two said that Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers.Moonves acknowledged making advances that may have made women uncomfortable but said he never misused his position to harm or hinder anyone’s career.The incident reviewed by prosecutors was not mentioned in The New Yorker piece written by Ronan Farrow, who tweeted Tuesday that the incidents reviewed by prosecutors were not included in his piece.CBS said Monday that it was hiring outside counsel to investigate claims made in the article by Farrow, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning story last year for the same magazine uncovering many of the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey WeinsteinMoonves has been a towering figure in television for decades, credited with turning around a network that had been mired for years at the bottom ratings.The CBS chief is the latest media giant to become embroiled in sexual misconduct allegations since the downfall of Weinstein in October triggered the #MeToo social media movement.Moonves was the No. 2 highest paid CEO of a major public company in 2017, according to an analysis by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. He made $68.4 million last year, behind only chip maker Broadcom’s CEO.Before joining CBS, he was president of Warner Bros. Television, where he oversaw the development of hit TV shows “Friends” and “ER.”Moonves, who is married to TV personality and CBS producer Julie Chen, was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013.
The electoral process has begun in India to constitute the next Lok Sabha. In this context, a controversial film in Tamil draws the Election Commission’s attention. Sarkar (Government) is a Tamil movie acted by Vijay a popular, young and leading actor in Tamil Nadu and directed by Murugadoss. It was released on the day of Deepavali. Within a few days of its release, one of the ministers of the AIADMK government criticised that the film showed AIADMK and its leaders in a bad light and demanded the removal of those scenes. Cadres of AIADMK organised protest meetings in front of the cinema houses all over Tamil Nadu. Within a few days, the objectionable scenes as indicated by the AIADMK government were removed. The controversy and agitations created curiosity among the ordinary viewers and consequently, the film gained much popularity. If viewed with a sensible perspective, people will come to a conclusion that it is an effective film to be screened in every village, every street and municipalities to create awareness among the voters about the significance of the ballot paper and how it could be used for the benefit of people. This film can be recommended by the Election Commission of India to be screened all over the country in different languages. Apart from the importance of the ballot paper, it throws light on how the centralised system of party control has to be replaced with an alternative system of decentralised people-centric evolutionary politics to bring accountability on the part of elected representatives. Also Read – A special kind of bondFurther, how valuable citizens have been reduced as voters by the political parties, as beneficiaries by the government, as petitioners by the bureaucracy, and as customers and consumers by the market has been emotionally explained in this film. People are the primary agents to bringing transformation in society and politics but in reality, they are the most disrespected individuals in the society by the political and bureaucratic class of India. The film has brought to light the decentralised model of politics to cleanse the corrupt government, administration, and politics. This has been suggested by the Gorwal Committee at the dawn of independence in the Indian National Congress to search for talented committed social workers for the party to contest in the general election on behalf of the party. In this film, it has been portrayed that best service-minded social workers can be involved in politics from different fields and nominated to contest the election, through which diverse professionals could be inducted into the policy-making system. Also Read – Insider threat managementThere is yet another message powerfully conveyed to the people that raising questions is the hallmark of democracy. In our democracy, questioning is totally prohibited in the name of discipline in all democratic institutions. In this film, it has been highlighted that without raising questions, equality cannot be achieved and democracy will not mature. All these messages have been communicated through the actor Vijay through the powerful dialogues in this film. In the electoral process of a democracy, if a party gets a huge majority by weakening the opposition party in terms of its strength, it is not a victory for democracy. This aspect has been convincingly scripted and communicated through the powerful dialogues in the movie. It is a political movie with hard ideas communicated in a simple way. It is a highly educative movie. The dialogues scripted for the film criticised both the Dravidian parties and not only AIADMK. Then why the AIADMK ministers alone have raised objections and demanded the removal of a few scenes in the movie. They assumed that it is a movie which completely criticises AIADMK. In reality, it is not so. The film outrightly condemned both the parties as they are involved in practising cash for votes and delivering freebies. The film argues for an alternative paradigm to the existing political party framework of politics. Deeper democratic values are highlighted in a simple way to the public. Since Sun Pictures was involved in the production, DMK kept quiet. Of all the fan clubs, Vijay fan club has got a higher number of young people. He has a huge following. He takes a different line, unlike Kamal and Rajinikanth. He took an open stand against the Central government and the state government. When GST was welcomed by all cinema actors, he was the only person who opposed it. Kamal and Rajini both are old compared to him. Yet, he indicates that he will enter into politics. This creates fear among political parties. Whenever Vijay produces films of this sort, it is opposed by political parties sparking curiosity among the people and subsequently, a huge advertisement is given free of cost. This film also had the same fate but it succeeded by earning more than their expectation. This movie has to be recommended by the Election Commission to be screened all over the country in the respective regional languages for the benefit of the public. The Election Commission has repeatedly made it clear that it faces the problem of cash for votes in South India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. In this context, this film is a good example to create awareness among the people about the value of votes. The entire team has to be appreciated. It is an excellent movie to create electoral awareness among people. It outrightly attacks all unethical electoral practices. It is one of the best political movies produced in the recent past in Tamil. (The author is a former Professor and Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Panchayati Raj Studies, Gandhigram Rural Institute. The views expressed are strictly personal)
Darjeeling: “There are some people who have come out brandishing maces and swords to ask for votes. Whose heads will you crack with the maces? Whose throats will you slash?” questioned Mamata Banerjee on Saturday. The TMC supremo ended her 10-day-long campaign trail in North Bengal with a rally at the Baghajatin Park in Siliguri. Addressing a mammoth gathering, Banerjee stated that a political party has imported a new religion that is poles apart from the culture and tradition of Bengal and of India. This is being used to suppress others. This is not religion, it is fascism. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Religion is not about discrimination nor is it war. Religion teaches us humanity, it teaches us tolerance. Recently, there is a new religion being taught by a group of intolerant bigots. They have created a new religion which is disintegrating and blemishing our society. Just by sporting saffron, one does not become a saint. The colour saffron stands for sacrifice. It is about integrity,” retorted Mamata Banerjee. “BJP, you are answerable. You have to be accountable. Don’t do politics with religion. Don’t try to hide behind religion. Don’t be escapists. The TMC does not have to use religion as a poll plank. We have never done that,” stated Banerjee. The Chief Minister’s oblique remarks were directed at BJP on the day when the saffron brigade took out rallies on the occasion of Ram Navami sporting weapons. Even Dilip Ghosh, the state BJP president was seen brandishing a mace and a sword in one such rally. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe TMC supremo also appealed to the masses not to vote for the CPI(M) and Congress in Bengal. “They are a spent force here and will not be able to achieve anything. Votes should not be split. The party in power in a particular region should be supported with the main aim of ousting the BJP from Delhi,” stated Banerjee. She stated that despite being a national party, the TMC has not fielded candidates where other regional parties are strong. “I ask my CPI(M) and Congress brothers and sisters here, what is the use of voting for the CPI(M) and Congress here in Bengal? Support them where they are strong. Here TMC is strong. Vote for TMC here so that we can win all 42 seats and oust the BJP in Delhi. TMC did not field any candidate in Kerala where the Left is strong,” explained Banerjee. The TMC chief reiterated that she will not allow the NRC nor the Citizenship Amendment Act to happen in Bengal. “Modiji, respect the Army. Respect their sacrifice. Don’t drag them into politics,” she urged.
Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi insists the team deserved their victory over rivals AC Milan on Sunday.The Nerazzurri ran out 1-0 winners against Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan to secure their seventh straight win in all competitions.Mauro Icardi, who scored a stoppage-time winner against the Rossoneri insists it was just what Inter Milan deserved.The Argentine striker headed home the only goal from Matias Vecino’s excellent cross in the second minute of added time to clinch his side a fifth straight league win.The victory lifted the Luciano Spalletti’s men up to third in the table, six points behind league leaders Juventus.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“You need to win the derby. We’ve been saying it to ourselves all week. We had to win,” Icardi, whose last-minute penalty won the corresponding fixture for Inter last season, told Sky Sport.“We created plenty of chances, we had a goal ruled out for offside and we hit the post.”“We deserved to win considering the chances we had and then if the win arrives like it did, at the death, then it’s even better.”
Italy manager Roberto Mancini has recently shared his verdict on the Serie A title race suggesting the race is far from overJuve would host third-placed Inter in the Derby d’Italia on Friday night, with the Bianconeri holding an 11 point advantage over Luciano Spalletti’s men.“It will definitely be a beautiful match,” Mancini predicted, speaking to Football Italia.“Juventus and Inter are two good teams with a lot of great players. In the fans’ imagination, it’ll be [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Mauro] Icardi who make the difference, and it probably will be like that.Gasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“I think it’s open to any result, Juventus are always very good and Inter are growing.“Would a Juventus win end the title race? No, but it would be more difficult for Inter.“It seems to me though that Napoli is there, they had another excellent match yesterday and the league is still long.“There are too many matches and too many points to be won for it to be over.