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first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dragon boaters’ triumph not covered by incentives View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Barangay Ginebra just added another man to its list of injured players, with Joe Devance out indefinitely because of a stress fracture in his right foot.“That’s some kind of bad news, because Joe will be out for a few weeks,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone, whose brilliance of making his role players step up in trying situations has made the Gin Kings stay afloat with a 5-1 card. “We just don’t know how long he will be out.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Slaughter and Mercado will continue to sit it out, but Cone could get some help with Aguilar and Art dela Cruz listed as game time decisions.Guiao also fingered Justin Brownlee as a main concern in the featured game. Brownlee is coming off a 34-point effort against Phoenix Petroleum on the road last Saturday, and because of Cone’s manpower woes, the two-time Grand Slam winner will obviously ask his import to again do most of the scoring against the Road Warriors.Meanwhile, Blackwater, whose franchise-best 4-0 start was snapped by the Road Warriors last week, tries to get back on track against a Meralco crew that will be rejoining the conference after bowing out in the semifinals of the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES But does that make the Gin Kings, who are already without Greg Slaughter, Solomon Mercado and Japeth Aguilar, weaker going into the final five games of their elimination round schedule in the PBA Governors’ Cup?Yeng Guiao, who will be on the opposite side of the floor Friday night trying to snap Ginebra’s three-game winning streak and enhance NLEX’s chances of progressing in the upper half of the playoff draw, doesn’t think so.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’ve been telling my players (leading to this game) that at a time when Ginebra seems most vulnerable, they play their best basketball,” Guiao told the Inquirer a day before the Road Warriors and the Gin Kings were to lock horns in a 7 p.m. contest at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“The more you think that you have an advantage, the more you will be in trouble,” added Guiao. “They hardly felt their (key players’) absence (in the early part of the conference).” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Koreas win UNESCO recognition of traditional wrestling

first_imgOn Monday, UNESCO said Korean wrestling was added to a list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” on the basis of an application by the two Koreas.“The joint inscription marks a highly symbolic step on the road to inter-Korean reconciliation,” UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay said in a statement. “It reminds us of the peace-building power of cultural heritage, as a bridge between peoples. This marks a victory for the longstanding and profound ties between both sides of the inter-Korean border.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in hailed the UNESCO inscription, calling it a “result of recent South-North cooperation.”The South’s Cultural Heritage Administration said that the two Koreas have been given a new opportunity to further promote exchanges in the field of cultural heritage. It said in a statement the joint nomination is the “fruitful outcome of a meeting” between Moon and Azoulay in October. In this Nov. 16, 2016, photo, ssireum wrestlers compete during the Korea Open Ssireum Festival in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean culture officials on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, said a UNESCO committee is set to determine whether to add the Korean wrestling to its list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” this week. (Jang Se-young/Newsis via AP)SEOUL, South Korea — Divided for about seven decades, North and South Korea together won their first international recognition of Korean traditional wrestling as one of the world’s cultural treasures on Monday.The Koreas had earlier pushed separate bids for the sport’s UNESCO recognition before merging their applications amid an easing of tensions this year. Local media reports said South Korea had first proposed the joint bid after a leaders’ summit at a Korean border village in April.ADVERTISEMENT UNESCO said during that meeting with Moon, Azoulay proposed a series of concrete projects involving UNESCO that would facilitate inter-Korean reconciliation. It said similar discussions also took place with North Korea in recent weeks.“The commitment of UNESCO to facilitate peace between the two parties has led to the joint inscription in a short timeframe,” it said.The Koreas saw their ties improved greatly since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached out to Moon and U.S. President Donald Trump with a vague nuclear disarmament commitment early this year.They have since marched together during the opening ceremony of the Olympics, exchanged pop singer performances and taken steps toward easing a frontline military standoff. But it’s unclear how far their reconciliation moves would go as U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at stripping North Korea of its nuclear program has reported headway since Kim’s summit with Trump in June.The Koreas were a single country before their separation in 1945. Split along the world’s most heavily fortified border, the countries now have linguistic, cultural and other gaps.ADVERTISEMENT They use different English Romanization rules. The wrestling’s English spelling is “ssirum” in North Korea and “ssireum” in South Korea. The Koreas use both spellings for their combined bid for UNESCO recognition.North Korea has won UNESCO recognitions of two Korean cultural assets — the Korean folk tune “Airrang” and the making of Kimchi. The two are among the 19 items that South Korea has received UNESCO recognition for, according to South Korean officials.Korean wresting is a national sport and a popular cultural practice in both Koreas. In the sport, participants with a belt around their waists and thighs use their hands, legs and other body parts to bring down their opponents. In South Korea, it gained wide popularity in the 1980s, threatening the long-running popularity of baseball and soccer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks MOST READ NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Big 3 of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer closes 2018 ranked 1-2-3 Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judgelast_img read more

Cartoon: January 8, 2016

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Peter Ramsaroop detained for 8 hours by Police

first_imgCharrandas Persaud’s “probe”…says political harassment at playAdvisor to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Peter Ramsaroop, was Tuesday detained for more than eight hours by the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in relation to an investigation into former parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud.Peter RamsaroopBased on the type of questions he was being asked by investigators, Ramsaroop concluded that the activity was all “political”.Ramsaroop told Guyana Times that it was clear that investigators were attempting to ‘bully’ and ‘intimidate’ him, insisting that he can only be released after he gives a statement.The political advisor said he visited Police Headquarters at about 08:30h in the presence of his Attorneys Mark Conway, Sanjeev Datadin and Sase Gunraj.Ramsaroop said he was asked about 10 “odd” questions, all of which he refused to answer.“They started out with questions such as which political party I am affiliated with, what is my role in the political parties of Guyana. And then they went on to other questions in relation to the Canadians and then questions about me, personally,” he outlined.“From the beginning of the first question, which was ‘which political party I am affiliated with’, I realised that this is political harassment…to get me in there to intimidate me,” Dr Ramsaroop noted.After he refused to answer questions, the political adviser said he was left there for hours without being offered something to eat or drink.Charrandas PersaudRamsaroop said he was subsequently advised by investigators that he is free to go; however, shortly after they received a phone call and instructions from higher authorities, informing him to remain at Police Headquarters.After more than eight hours, Ramsaroop was allowed to leave.Following the historic evening on December 21, 2018, when Persaud – then a member of the Alliance For Change (AFC) – made a conscious decision and voted in favour of the No-confidence Motion against the Government, the Member of Parliament (MP) left the country on a flight bound for Canada, where he is a citizen.Since then, there have been allegations floating around that Charrandas was seen leaving the National Assembly escorted by PPP affiliate Peter Ramsaroop, who is also a businessman.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has since dismissed these claims as mischievous, saying that the businessman was free to befriend whomever he wants to, even if it’s persons from the opposite side of the House.Meanwhile, Ramsaroop has also denied any wrongdoing, telling reporters that Persaud had requested his help – something which he would have done for any of his friends.Ramsaroop’s help to Persaud has caused the Ogle Airport Inc to suspend protocol passes over an alleged security breach. This order came from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), although the Airport insisted it did not breach any protocols.According to reports, a Canadian diplomat, along with Ramsaroop, had obtained protocol passes to see Persaud off at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, hours after the December 21, 2018 sitting of the National Assembly.This is said to be one of the aspects under investigation.Police are said to also be probing allegations that the former parliamentarian was bribed into voting in favour of a No-confidence Motion which brought down the A Partnership for National Unity/AFC coalition Government.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan – who is also the Chairman of the AFC – has since admitted that he initiated the Police probe into the expelled member.“The personal involvement; yes, I got a call from Vice President Sydney Allicock indicating that there is someone that wants to give some information about Charrandas and his conduct, and indeed I then put the Commissioner of Police after speaking to Sydney Allicock. As a Minister of security, if some information does come and it’s information you feel can go somewhere … he indicated to me certain things and I said Mr Commissioner, you better make a check on what’s happening and that’s it,” he had told media operatives at a press conference in January 2019.Ramjattan believes that Persaud did not vote his conscience. Police Commissioner Leslie James has remained tightlipped on the progress and nature of the investigation, only informing the media that the situation is “a matter of national security.”last_img read more

100 per cent not true! West Ham chief rubbishes Allardyce contract claims

first_img1 West Ham co-owner David Sullivan is adamant that Sam Allardyce’s future will not be discussed until the end of the season and has played down reports that the Hammers boss has rejected a new four-year deal.Allardyce came under fire from sections of the away support following West Ham’s 4-0 defeat against West Brom in the FA Cup fifth round last weekend.Sullivan also faced a barrage of abuse as he left the game early and returned to his car as fans urged him to sack the manager.But Sullivan insists they will wait until May before they make any decision on Allardyce’s future and has denied any talk of a long-term deal being turned down by the 60-year-old.Sullivan, speaking in the London Evening Standard, said: “That is 100 per cent not true.“We won’t even look at it until either there are a few games left or when the season is over.”Sullivan has also moved to defend his decision to leave the game early at the Hawthorns, leading to his confrontation with fans.He added: “I left early as my mum, who is nearly 98, is very ill in hospital.“I didn’t want to hang about for 45 minutes after the end of the game for the roads to open. This is the only time I’ve left a match early this season. I went straight from the match to see her in hospital.” West Ham boss Sam Allardyce last_img read more

Taking criticism too far

first_imgBut while Carlson may have stepped over the line, Gundy stepped right off the cliff. He was so theatrical that a valid question – how far should we go in dissecting a college athlete’s humanity for the sake of in-depth coverage? – was overshadowed by his emotion. More important, by stomping off the podium and refusing to take questions after he finished attacking Carlson, he failed miserably to give proper recognition to his players’ dramatic victory. That is as dumb as it gets. By not having the discipline to either wait until Monday to address the column or perhaps talk to Carlson in private on Saturday or Sunday, he made his views the headline and shafted his own team. The story continued to make the rounds the past few days. On Monday, Football Writers Association of America president Mike Griffith issued a statement that read, in part: “I consider Coach Gundy’s behavior completely inappropriate. It shows a lack of respect for the media and doesn’t speak well for the university and the fans he represents.” Gundy said he had no regrets, although he said he “shot from the hip,” and maybe should have prepared a better response. Carlson wrote a column Tuesday in which she defended her credibility and complained that Gundy wouldn’t give her any examples of how she got her facts wrong. In the end, there are several conclusions that can be made. First, the world has been forever changed by YouTube and the Internet in general. There will soon be 100,000 downloads of Gundy’s tirade, turning what once would have been a spicy story for Oklahomans into a national event while provoking a mixture of laughter, surprise, admiration and disdain. Two, major college football is bigger than ever and more intertwined with the real world than ever before. Gundy’s ballistic reaction, ironically, created a far bigger story that does more to justify Carlson’s intrusive position than it does to repulse it. Third, it says a lot that the media reaction I’ve read is critical of Gundy’s outburst, but gives little thought to Carlson’s critique of Reid. Gundy was ridiculously unprofessional, but is it now acceptable to question a young college athlete’s heart and guts to explain a coach’s move? It appears it is. Elite three: The Heisman Trophy race is starting to take shape and Arkansas running back Darren McFadden remains the favorite heading into the last weekend of September. He finished second last year and he’s on pace to gain more than 2,000 yards as a junior. However, two quarterbacks are coming on strong. Florida sophomore Tim Tebow is shaping up as a phenom while guiding the Gators to a 4-0 start. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound left-hander has tight end strength, 4.6 speed in the 40 and a quality passer’s touch with a good understanding of the spread option offense. He’s thrown for 1,096 yards and gained 358 on the ground, while throwing just one interception. Senior Andre Woodson, meanwhile, is putting up great numbers under former Oregon coach Rich Brooks at Kentucky, which shockingly is in the top 15 at 4-0. He’s completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,008 yards, with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions. This and that: Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon hasn’t thrown an interception going into this week’s huge game against Cal. At the moment, he’s a Heisman candidate worth watching, just like USC’s John David Booty. … When Appalachian State shocked Michigan, AP changed its rules to allow Division I-AA teams to be included in voting for the top-25 rankings. Shouldn’t they be excluded again, now that Wofford has beaten Appalachian State? … This blogged response to the Gundy story came from ChickyBoomBoom129: “The way Okie State is going this year, good guy Gundy will be fired at season’s end. Gimme a winner, not a preacher.” jim.thomas@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Maybe Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has seen one too many Al Pacino movies. Or perhaps he gets off on watching Jack Nicholson tell Tom Cruise, “You can’t handle the truth!” Whatever the reason, his outrageous postgame tirade after OSU defeated Texas Tech, 49-45, on Saturday goes right in the “stranger than fiction” category. At the same time, however, a look at the story surrounding the rant reveals a few kernels of truth in the complex world that college football has become. For those of you who haven’t seen Gundy’s post-game outburst on YouTube, ESPN or your local news channel, the 40-year-old coach went on a three-minute tirade against Jenni Carlson, a columnist for The Oklahoman. Gundy was absolutely incensed at what he considered to be an insensitive, inaccurate piece that attacked OSU quarterback Bobby Reid’s toughness – both physical and mental. Going beyond anything I’ve ever seen from an angry coach, Gundy got even more personal than Carlson got when she said, “Does he (Reid) have the fire in his belly? Or does he want to be coddled, babied, perhaps even fed chicken (by his mother)? “This article had to have been written by a person that doesn’t have a child,” Gundy yelled. “If you have a child someday, you’ll understand how it feels, but you obviously don’t have a child. I do. If your child goes down the street and somebody makes fun of him because he drops a pass in a pickup game or says he’s fat and he comes home crying to his mommy, you’ll understand.” At another point, Gundy says: “If you want to comment on his play, comment on his play. But don’t comment on something that’s outside of his play that is downgrading or belittling to a young man who is trying to do things right, and he has to get splashed all over the newspaper in the state of Oklahoma.” It’s clear from the video that Gundy is a passionate person who has a deep concern for his players and his fellow man. It’s clear he wasn’t afraid to deviate from standard protocol – and risk taking some heat – in order to defend one of his players. What isn’t clear is just how smart he is. It is admirable Gundy felt the need to defend his player from a harsh critique that felt too personal. Regardless of whether she’s right or wrong, Carlson risked stepping over the line when she questioned Reid’s ability to handle pressure, basically labeled him a momma’s boy and strongly inferred he wasn’t tough enough to play hurt. last_img read more

Hi-tech visas

first_img Trash fee increase In my neighborhood trash collection is Tuesday morning. But, because of the holiday, it usually gets pushed back a day. Well, here it is Friday night, and the trash in this area still hasn’t been collected. I received notification of the trash fee increase Wednesday in the mail. Maybe we should use the increase for trash collectors? – Carl Heinrich North Hollywood Tell us the rest Re “Holden responds” (Your Opinions, May 30): I want to thank Nate Holden for bringing to light that there is a “slush fund” buried in the city’s budget. He also stated that he has firsthand knowledge, that on any given day, eight members of the City Council with the concurrence of the mayor can spend money any way they choose. Was this true while he was a councilman? Was there a slush fund while he was a councilman? Was there hidden fat in the budget when he was a councilman? Was he one of the eight that may have helped spend money the way the council chose? It would be interesting if Holden would just tell the public where all the slush fund money is … and encourage the council and mayor to ‘fess up to “sticking it to the public” again. – Gary E. Taylor Sylmar Clear difference Re “Some see no logic in tax cuts” (Their Opinions, June 1): Thomas Sowell states, “most of the taxes paid by people in income brackets that liberals choose to call `the rich,’ though that label would probably come as some surprise to many people in those brackets.” It occurs to me that if you are called “the poor,” you would not be surprised at all. Perhaps Sowell should suggest to “the befuddled rich” that they open their eyes to the plight of all too many in the world around them who, too often, need to choose between paying the utility bill or putting food on the table. This would definitely help them understand the difference. – Charlotte Gussin-Root Tarzana And report back Since you are all my employees, I am directing you to see that Laura Chick is put in charge of oversight of the $127 million that will be collected for an additional 1,000 police officers. Your immediate positive response to this e-mail will save your jobs. – Marilyn White-Sedel Studio City Lying lips Lay After his conviction, Kenneth Lay said, “God is good to his Christian followers, everything will turn out all right for those who love the Lord.” Throw-up time! How dare this liar and hypocrite talk about loving the Lord. “Lying lips are abomination to the Lord.” (Prov. 12:22) Did he ever hear of the Commandments about not taking the Lord’s name in vain and not stealing? He should give away everything he owns to those he robbed of everything, and if he comes out of jail alive, he should work on repenting till the day he dies. Then we can talk about loving the Lord. – Christina Sjoblom West Hills Church and Holocaust Re “Church complicity” (Public Forum, June 2): Again an uninformed writer has submitted an anti-Catholic letter in relation to the church’s response to the Holocaust. The church could not save the thousands of priests who died in the camps, however in a silent and secretive manner the Catholic Church in Europe saved more than 800,000 Jews from the Nazis. On Oct. 12, 1945, The World Jewish Conference made a gift of 2 million lire to the Vatican as a token of gratitude. Dr. Raphael Contoni, a hero of Italy’s Jewish Assistance Committee, said that many more Jews would have died had it not been for the intervention of Pope Pius XII. On the death of this pope, Israeli U.N. delegate Golda Meir expressed the gratitude of the Jewish people. Moshe Sharett, Israeli’s second prime minister, told Pope Pius “that his first duty was to thank him, and through him, the Catholic Church on behalf of the Jewish public for all they had done to rescue Jews.” – Kevin Fitzpatrick Northridge Join me Re “Political ad tsunami” (Your Opinions, June 2): If you want to stop all the annoying political mailings and phone calls, try registering as an independent and don’t give out your phone number. I did this and I get almost no mailings and no phone calls. Your voting is more limited in the primary elections but the lack of mailings and phone calls is worth it. – R.J. Johnson North Hollywood Political pests In the last few weeks my privacy has been interrupted four or five times a day by phone calls telling me who, or what, to vote for. I am so fed up with this invasion of privacy that I will become one of those who will no longer vote. Do they think I can’t read the hundred pieces of junk mail I receive on the same topic and they have to call me? No wonder voter apathy runs high. We stopped the telemarketers. What can we do to stop the politicians and their irritating phone calls? – Mike Miles Granada Hills Is it too much to ask? Re “Pretty good pay” (Your Opinions, June 1): As the husband of a LAUSD teacher, I’d like to enlighten Luis Macias, who believes that teachers make “Pretty good pay of $39.36 an hour for a baby-sitting job.” Besides his obvious contempt, he fails to account for the countless (unpaid) hours preparing lessons, correcting homework, parent conferences, PTA meetings, etc. When you factor that in – and the $1,000/year my wife spends of her own money on supplies – her pay averages $16 an hour, roughly what a cocktail waitress makes. Ridiculing teachers while believing they are getting paid too much are the symptoms of the real underlying problem in education: a shortage of public respect and support. – Mark Lawrence Beverly Hills Exit exam At this time of year high schools are bracing for graduation exercises. There are formalities, ceremonies, parties, perhaps a prom, and of course now exit exams. If everyone who finished high school passed the exit exams, then what value does the exam have? Even a few highly motivated students fail their driving test – but try again and again. Finishing three or four years of classes with passing grades should qualify for something on paper – such as the GED or a diploma stamped, “No exit exam.” Some “C-” students in high school might not be able to pass the exit exam, regardless of repeated tries. – Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks160Want 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. 2 City budget increases Isn’t it amazing that the new budget was approved so quickly by the eager beavers at City Hall. First of all it included the trash fee tax the voters did not get to approve. Did anyone note that Antonio got a whopping $1.9 million increase in the Mayor’s Office budget and the City Council got a $6.6 million raise in its budget? Also it is noted that the city received, among other things, $200 million to cover pensions for city workers. Nothing for roads, sidewalks, streetlights, etc. Hope everyone who voted for Antonio is happy. And this is only his first year in office. – Joe McMillin West Hills I find it ironic that “High-tech worker visas at cap limit” is on the page next to “LAUSD: $36 million plan; Reforms revealed as state says 14 percent of students don’t qualify to graduate” (June 2). We have been neglecting our own children’s educational and vocational needs for a long time and supposedly need to import high-tech workers. Why don’t we just educate our own people properly in the first place? Perhaps that concept is too simple for our fearless leaders – or the recognition and money that flows from doing it right the first time is not that impressive? – Nina Menart Sunland last_img

Robber threatens bombing at bank

first_img “We heard the bomb go off, we’re glad we weren’t anywhere close by,” said Richard, a Smart & Final manager who declined to give his full name, among six employees who were evacuated waiting to return to their store. Two dozen shoppers were also evacuated within 10 minutes, he said. The Armed Old Man Bandit is suspected of robbing as many as a dozen banks across Los Angeles. Police describe him as white, 40 to 50 years with sandy blond hair. On Friday he wore glasses, a black jacket and blue jeans and had Band-Aids taped on his forehead or across his nose. The robber allegedly escaped in a black Mitsubishi Gallant with a partial license plate number 4ZK66. Police ask that anyone with information on the robbery, call (877) LAW-FULL, or (213) 485-2511. The Armed Old Man Bandit is alleged to have pulled off six holdups since March, including one in Glendale and three in the San Fernando Valley. Police say he brandishes a briefcase, a red gasoline can and has a reputation for being one of the crankiest of bank robbers – shouting at tellers with a string of profanity. He always claims to have a bomb. The Armed Old Man Bandit allegedly struck Bank of the West in Sherman Oaks on March 17, Manufacturer’s Bank in Encino on May 13, and Bank of Orange in Glendale on Aug. 17. At the bank in Sherman Oaks, the bandit wore a baseball hat and shouted, “Don’t touch the alarms! Don’t give me any exploding money!” He allegedly robbed a Washington Mutual in Pacific Palisades on Aug. 22. On Sept. 29, he entered another Pacific Palisades bank and fired a gun. No one was hurt. The LAPD Bomb Squad responds to up to six reports of suspicious packages a day and detonates a potential bomb about once a month, Vernon said. The bomb squad robot is equipped with a camera, pincers, shotgun and a water cannon. Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ENCINO – A robber held up a bank Friday, prompting the evacuation of nearby businesses and the controlled detonation of a suspected bomb, police said. Los Angeles police said the notorious robbery suspect known as “Armed Old Man Bandit” hoped to steal some extra Christmas jingle. The bandit is believed to have robbed a string of banks across the city. “We believe that it’s him today, to rob a little extra Christmas money,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, head spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. “This robber has used this (threat) as his M.O. before.” The First Commerce Bank, 16861 Ventura Blvd., was robbed about 9:40 a.m. by a man who deposited a metal lunch pail-like box before a teller, said he had a bomb and demanded cash, Vernon said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Dozens of workers and shoppers within 300 feet of the bank were evacuated. The LAPD bomb squad used a robot to transport the box to a rear parking lot, where it was detonated. “Fire in the hole, fire in the hole, fire in the hole,” yelled a bomb squad officer wearing a protective vest, before a loud pop was heard at 12:52 p.m. No one was injured during the robbery or subsequent explosion. Whether the robber used an actual bomb or not during the heist was unknown, Vernon said. The amount of money stolen was not disclosed. The FBI is also investigating the crime. last_img read more

Bulldogs Reflect on Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip to Chile

first_imgThe Bulldogs, just like many other teams in the Midwest, face the unique challenge of preparing for the season in the dead of winter. Unable to spend time on the golf course, the teams instead turn their focus inside working on technical skills. During its J-Term trip, the team was able to do what they can’t do in Des Moines at this time of the year – play outside. While in Chile, the team played four 18-hole rounds and one nine-hole round on several of the country’s top golf courses. Mornings for the team were spent in the classroom with Drake Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy Matthew C. Mitchell and faculty from the Universidad de los Andes while afternoons were spent on the golf course or exploring parts of Chile. The team also took trips to San Cristobal Hill, Funicular, and La Moneda as well as a weekend trip to Valparaiso, Chile. “We obviously play in Iowa,” said sophomore Aimee Gerschke. “I usually never get the opportunity to see my ball flight. In practice, we’re usually hitting into nets and stuff like that. We can get better in here every single day, but to be able to play a course and not just hit was huge progress.” “The decision was easy,” said Pruett. “I wanted them to get to practice in the winter. But giving them the cultural and educational experience made it just that much more appealing to go do it together and work.” While the trip allowed the student-athletes a unique cultural and educational experience unable to be replicated in a classroom it also gave the members of the team a unique bonding experience. The team opens its 2018 season Feb. 12-13 at the KTP Golf Invitational in Henderson, Nev. Print Friendly Version “Each course you go play is different,” said Glennie. “But being able to play in a different country was really great and they were so welcoming to us to come out and play. It was a great opportunity that we wouldn’t have had without this class.”center_img Before the beginning of the spring semester, the Drake University women’s golf team took in a two-week trip to Santiago Chile, through a Drake J-Term seminar – Chile and the Global Economy. “Taking a class in another country was cool because we got to actually experience everything in all the cultures,” said Gerschke. “It’s one thing to take a class and learn about it but its another thing to experience it in another country and take it all in.” “This is my last year, so it was a nice experience to be able to have with my team,” said senior Madison Glennie. “We all relied on each other for different things and I think that just moves over to the golf course as well.” “It strengthened our team dynamic a lot,” said Gerschke. “We were together for two weeks non-stop. We all bonded really well and made a lot of memories that will last my whole life. I think the bond we formed is going to help our team overall and going into the season.”  Plans for the trip began more than two years ago when several other Drake teams took international trips. Head coach Rachel Pruett began the process to plan one for the Drake women’s golf team hoping to give the student-athletes a chance to prepare for the upcoming season, but also a once-in-a-lifetime experience.last_img read more

Trimming Shop Crystal Hair Pins Flower Design For Wedding : These are bigger and even better than I thought they were going to be

first_imgSome pins broken on receipt Five Stars Ordered these out of curiosity and just ordered a 2nd set. These are stunning & sparkly. Cant wait to put them in my flower girls hairs. Perfect for my wedding hair pin up. These are bigger and even better than i thought they were going to be. I can’t wait to wear them in my hair on my wedding day. Although they are very beautiful & sparkly. Upon closer examination i’ve found some extremely sharp bits of metal poking out. I wouldn’t dream of using these in a child’s hair. I’ve had to sit & pick out the best ones to use on my wedding day in a couple of weeks time as i don’t want the hairdresser to hurt herself nor do i want myself or my husband to be getting hurt by them either when they are taken out at the end of the night. Would probably be ok if filed with sandpaper but i don’t have time to do this & i won’t be needing to use all of them on the day, hence i’ve picked the best ones out to use. Really nice, i’m looking forward to wearing them on my wedding day. I lost the first order but was so pleased i re-ordered. The only downside is they are quite long if you don’t have thick hair. Beautiful as picture are made well, good quality x. Lovely hair clips for my daughters prom. Exactly as described – speedy delivery- very pleased😊. Disappointed as 4 of the diamante heads had fallen off when i received the pins. Others were fine and looked very well in my hair. Love these, very sparkly, used in bridal hair, and going to use for prom, good size. Trimming Shop Crystal Hair Pins Flower Design For Wedding, Bridal Accessories, Party, Women Fashion Accessory, Stainless Steel & Silver Plated, 10pcsHAIR PIN CLIPS: The length of the hair pin is 7cm (approx.) and top flower design diameter is 0.8cm (approx.)DURABLE MATERIAL: These pins are made up of stainless steel with silver plating makes it durable and long lasting for holding hairsDISTINCTIVE FLOWER DESIGN: Its flower design with beautiful crystal makes these pins attractive and beautifulELEGANT & EYE CATCHING: The sparkling crystal and flower shape looks elegant and eye catchingPERFECT FASHION ACCESSORY: These pins become a perfect fashion accessory for women, girls to wear on dresses for the occasions such as wedding, prom night, parties etc. Posted on September 6, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories UncategorizedTags Trimming Shop Gave 4 stars as slightly larger than i thought but other than i am very pleased. Quick delivery they were lovely am only giving 4 stars as the head of some of them fell of after a couple of hours of being in the hair. Not good it’s brakes easily. No comment SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-09-06 22:00:42Reviewed Item Trimming Shop Crystal Hair Pins Flower Design For Wedding, Bridal Accessories, Party, Women Fashion Accessory, Stainless Steel & Silver Plated, 10pcsRating 4.1 / 5  stars, based on  19  reviewslast_img read more