Edwards rallies for labor as he stumps at UC Berkeley


first_imgBERKELEY – A janitors’ wage dispute at the University of California at Berkeley is a continuation of the civil rights struggle of the 1960s, Democratic presidential contender John Edwards said Sunday. “This march for economic and social justice for the men and women who work at this university is a part of a bigger march in America for fairness and equality,” Edwards said during a campaign stop on his current tour of U.S. college campuses. Edwards sounded the civil rights theme to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the clash between black voting rights marchers and police in Alabama known as Bloody Sunday. Edwards spoke to a packed ballroom just across the street from UC Berkeley, in keeping with a long-standing boycott of the Berkeley campus by prominent Democrats as a show of solidarity with the janitors’ union. The former North Carolina senator used a similar campaign stop at Vanderbilt University last month to court support among young voters and organized labor by backing a wage increase for campus workers at the Nashville, Tenn., school. As Edwards in his speech praised diversity in the United States, including sexual orientation, as “the heart and soul of who we are,” his campaign tried to exploit conservative pundit Ann Coulter’s recent anti-gay slur, seeking to generate campaign donations. “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word `faggot,”‘ Coulter told GOP activists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. Edwards’ campaign has asked supporters to help raise $100,000 in “Coulter Cash” to show that the former North Carolina senator would not be intimidated by “bigoted attacks.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Wenger sets deadline for future plans


first_img0Shares0000Arsene Wenger says he wants to stay in football but has not decided whether he wants to keep coaching and “to continue to suffer as much.” © AFP/File / GLYN KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 18 – Arsene Wenger admits he is still in shock after the curtain finally came down on his 22-year-reign as Arsenal manager and told The Guardian he will decide by the start of the World Cup as to do next.The 68-year-old Frenchman — whose trophy-laden reign at the Gunners came to an end without any silverware in his final season and failed to secure Champions League football for next term — said he hadn’t discounted taking on a different role. Wenger — who is to attend the World Cup in Russia as a pundit for Qatari-owned TV channel Bein Sports — stood down a year before his contract was due to end amid increasing discontent both among the fans and the board.“It’s just too soon to know what I will do next,” he told The Guardian in an interview conducted in Paris this week shortly after he had taken charge of his 1,235th and final match in the Arsenal dugout — a 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town.“I haven’t even emptied my desk yet and in a way I am still in a state of shock.“I am going to give myself until June 14, the day the World Cup begins, to decide.“The question is do I still want to coach, to be on the bench, or is it time to take up different functions? The one thing I can say for sure is that I will continue to work.”Wenger, who guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles, including the famous Invincibles 2003-04 unbeaten season, and seven FA Cups, said he wasn’t certain whether, at his age, he wanted to go through the emotional turmoil of being a manager.“But do I want to continue to suffer as much?” said Wenger.“I want to continue to defend my ideas of football, that’s for sure. Spontaneously, I would say I still want to coach but I can’t really say that yet for sure.”– ‘Write new chapters’ –Wenger, who says he has not held discussions about a potential role with the Qatari owners of French champions Paris Saint Germain, with whom he has close links and who he advised them to buy the club, concedes he is too restless to just loll around kicking his heels.“I have friends who can go and lay on a beach all day long for the whole of their holidays and I envy them,” he said.“I just can’t do that. I get bored. I need to be doing something. I need a challenge.“I have lived and breathed football all these years and it’s a passion -– I can’t imagine doing anything else.”Wenger said his lack of a firm plan for the future also filled him with anticipation.“That’s why, in a way, this is an exciting moment for me, too,” said Wenger.“I have a new page, a blank page in front of me.“As all good writers know, that can be a time of anguish but I hope I won’t have too much of that. It’s also a chance to write new chapters.”Wenger, who will also spend time in Russia travelling with close friend David Dein, the man who took the inspired decision to bring him from Japan to manage Arsenal in 1996, said he believed he had helped improve English people’s perceptions of the French.“When I arrived, you know, I was a complete unknown and I have always had the impression I am representing my country in a way,” said Wenger.“In a land where there has always been so much animosity between the English and the French I am proud to have achieved certain things and perhaps to have opened doors for other French coaches.“Don’t forget, when I arrived in England a foreign manager was a very rare thing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bargain Hunter finds deal for veterans


first_imgMY GIFT LIST: Every year I hunt down presents for my family and friends – usually at the last minute without any thought to the total debt I am accumulating. But writing the Bargain Hunter blog has got me thinking. Shouldn’t I be able to rein in my spending while still giving thoughtful gifts? My Gift List is this experiment in action. Visit www.insidesocal.com to see who is on my list and how I’m going to divvy up my $400 budget. I hope my list will give you ideas and I hope you will share your best ideas with me. I sure could use ’em. LINCOLN LUNCH: A long line portended good things at Hugo’s Tacos in Studio City. No line moves quickly enough when you are as hungry as I was, but when it was my turn I ordered two tacos, carnitas and zucchini/corn/string beans. The five-minute wait seemed like an eternity, but it was worth it. Both mini tacos were tasty and I especially recommend the honey chipotle salsa. At $2.25 each they were a bit more than I’m used to paying, but not surprising for a mainstream Mexican eatery. If you have time, munch at one of Hugo’s shaded tables. Visit them at 4749 Coldwater Canyon Ave. in Studio City. 818-762-7771. BARGAINS IN YOUR INBOX: Sign up for the Bargain Hunter Daily Digest and get all the day’s deals and discounts e-mailed to you. To join, e-mail me at julia.scott@dailynews.com. Thanks! PRETTY LITTLE SALE: My Little Pretty is not a line of jewelry I am familiar with; however, the stuff on their Web site looks great, and much of it is 40 percent off. The sale is only while supplies last. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the coupon code. FREE MEAL FOR VETS: Get a free meal at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants on Sunday – Veteran’s Day – when you bring in your VA card, VFW card, American Legion card, discharge papers, DD214, or other veteran identification to show to your server. Visit them at 3500 West Olive Ave. in Burbank, 818-260-0505 or at 111 North Los Robles in Pasadena, 626-405-0064. BENETTON STORE CLOSING: The United Colors of Benetton at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park is going out of business and everything is 30 percent off. A few items at the back right of the store are 50 percent off. They include a beautiful refined wool coat in grey for $130 (originally $260). Very stylish with a belt and smooth lines. Visit them at 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. LNT 25 PERCENT OFF: Get 25 percent off online purchases at Linens ‘n Things until Nov. 28, 2007. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the coupon code. MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY: If you didn’t notice, I’ve moved to Mondays! Other days check www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the Web version of the column. Thanks for sticking with me during this transition. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre center_img ULTIMATE BEAUTY: I recently discovered Ulta Beauty’s Web site which seems to have good prices. Their best deals seem to be on makeup. For $25, you can get a Holiday Blockbuster pullout kit that includes 28 eye shadows, 12 lip colors, four lipsticks, four nail polishes, and two each of the following: lip gloss, concealer, pencil liner, shimmer powder and applicator. It all comes in a shiny gold or black case. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for a code to get an extra $5 off. Save a buck at www.insidesocal.com/bargain.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

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 10, 2018


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180410_RyanMartinOur forecast is largely unchanged this morning. WE should put together several dry days in a row, but cold air is still dominant today and tomorrow. Temps will be a little warmer than yesterday, but we will still be a good 10 degrees below normal at the very least.A system passes by to the north on Thursday that brings nice rains to the Great Lakes into southern Ontario. This will drag a little bit of moisture down into northern Ohio, with a few hundredths of an inch to .1” over about 60% of the region from US 30 northward. We really seem to dodge the action farther south, with only a few clouds around. The biggest thing to notice for Thursday will be a shift in winds to the SW as that low passes by to the north. This will start a short 3 day period of significant warming across the region. Temps will shift to 10-15 degrees above normal for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Strong winds (20-40 mph) drive the initial warm up for Thursday.Clouds mix with some sun on Friday, but don’t discount an isolated shower or two. The bulk of the state stays precipitation free. Saturday sees the rain kick off in Ohio with the potential of .25”- 1” rains over 60% of the state. Additional rains and thunderstorms hammer the state on Sunday, meaning we can add another .25”- .75” over 80% of the state on Sunday. That brings combined totals for the 2 day period to 1”-2”. The map above shows rain totals through Sunday evening.Dry Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week to finish out the 10 day period with high pressure in over the region. This is a Canadian high, though, so while temps may not be as cold as the start to this week, we are going to be much colder than the end of this week and start of the weekend. In fact, we think most of next week will have temps back in the 10-15 degrees below normal range.The extended 11-15 day forecast window shows no significant change from yesterday. WE have strong low pressure complex in the grain plains for the 21st, and we still expect that system to spread .25”-1.25” rains into the eastern Corn Belt later for the 22nd and 23rd. Models suggest lingering clouds, cool air and sprinkles through the 24th, and then a cooler Canadian high back in for the balance of April. This forecast does not promote a rapid rise in soil temps.last_img read more

Slight intensity quake shakes Uttarakhand


first_imgA slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale shook parts of Uttarakhand on December 28 evening.Epicentred in the hilly Chamoli district, the earthquake, the second this month, was felt in various parts of the state around 4.45 p.m., Met Office Director Vikram Singh said. It had a depth of 33 km which eliminates any possibility of damage to life and property, he said.An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale had shaken the whole of Uttarakhand on the night of December 6.The last one had its epicentre in Rudraprayag, another hilly district neighbouring Chamoli.last_img read more

JCA to Host ‘Customs Meets the Community’ Forum on March 11


first_imgJamaicans, especially members of the Diaspora, are invited to participate in the first in a series of ‘Customs meets the Community-the Diaspora Online Edition’ forum on Monday, March 11 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.The engagement is a Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) public education initiative designed to engage various stakeholders and clients on customs-related matters.The JCA’s Public Relations and Customer Service Director, LaDonna Manning, told JIS News that persons may participate via their electronic devices by logging onto any of the sites or social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter or Facebook) accessible at www.jacustoms.gov.jm, or through similar channels hosted by the Gleaner or Nationwide 90 FM.The session will be streamed live, thereby enabling persons to submit questions and have them answered immediately. Individuals can also tune in to the Jamaica News Network to watch the session.Panelists and resource persons slated to participate include representatives from the Ministries of Finance and the Public Service, and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; National Education Trust; Health for life and Wellness Foundation; the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies; the Plant Quarantine Unit; the Veterinary Services Division; the Trade Board; and the JCA.Ms Manning said one of the initiative’s objectives is to provide a medium for stakeholder feedback.“We want to hear from them [about] the challenges that they might have, and also their recommendations as to how we, as an Agency, can serve them more effectively,” she pointed out.Ms. Manning indicated that the session will serve to inform, educate, and provide clarity on matters regarding charitable items being brought in, among other things.“Persons sometimes wish to send things to charities in Jamaica, but are unaware of the protocols. So this engagement should inform persons of the do’s and the don’ts,” she added.Ms. Manning further indicated that the session will inform members of the Diaspora wishing to return home, about the concessions available to them and the requisite steps to access these benefits.She assured that “persons can expect to leave the session better informed, better educated and much more comfortable doing business with the Agency”.“The JCA will continue to seek various ways to channel information to our customers, wherever they are, [and] to serve them as best we can, as we must continue to be customer-focused, transparent, professional and accountable,” Ms. Manning added.last_img read more

Expanded Panama Canal Tops Expectations


first_imgzoom On its way to further position Panama as the logistics hub of the Americas, the Expanded Panama Canal has set a number of records and surpassed expectations in its first year of operations, resulting in redrawn global trade routes.Over the past 12 months from its inauguration date of June 26, the Expanded Canal’s performance “has exceeded nearly all expectations.”During the period, more than 1,500 Neopanamax vessels transited the new locks, according to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).Containerships represent some 46.8 percent of traffic through the waterway, followed by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, which represent around 34.2 and 9.4 percent, respectively. Other segments such as bulk carriers, tankers, car carriers, and passenger vessels have also transited the new locks.Additionally, Panama Canal’s tonnage has increased by 22.2 percent when comparing the 2016 and 2017 fiscal year. On average, 5.9 vessels transit the Expanded Canal per day, surpassing original forecasts of two to three daily transits for the first year of operation.Fifteen new liner services opted to transit the Expanded Locks, “as shipping lines continue to reroute their services to take advantage of the economies of scale offered by the Expanded Canal.”The one-year anniversary of the canal’s inauguration, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year old waterway and a defining moment for the people of Panama and the broader maritime industry, will be commemorated on June 26, 2017.All vessels transiting on Monday will receive a commemorative first anniversary plaque, the ACP informed.last_img read more

Bernier says abortion gender identity not on Peoples Party of Canada platform


first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier says the policies of his new political party will not include anything to do with abortion or gender identity.Bernier is defending the appointment of former Christian talk show host Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson to be the first candidate for the People’s Party of Canada, which he founded after parting ways with the Conservative party in August.Tyler Thompson will run in the Burnaby South byelection in British Columbia next month, with the party’s candidates for other February byelections in Ontario and Quebec likely to be named next week.Tyler Thompson has in the last two years become a vocal critic of B.C.’s curriculum on sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools, calling it her “hill to die on” in a column she wrote last July.Bernier has marched in pride parades and is known to be pro-choice but would not say where he specifically stands on the issue of teaching gender identity in schools, calling it a matter under provincial jurisdiction.He says only that Tyler Thompson is entitled to her opinions but she knows social-conservative issues will not be part of the party platform for the 2019 election.last_img read more

It took a lot of guts Manuel Akanji


first_imgThe Swiss defender says his overjoyed about how Borussia Dortmund managed to come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Der KlassikerIn his first season with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, Swiss defender Manuel Akanji is overjoyed after the 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.“It took a lot of guts, especially in the second half when you consider how many chances we had. We never gave in, we never stopped fighting,” he told the club’s official website.“To score 3 goals against Bayern is not bad at all. To concede two goals is a little too much. Our strength is that we can always turn it around. We proved that again this time.”borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“The Bavarians played at pace in the first half and you could detect that in the pressing. They had a lot of aggression,” he added.“The coach said at halftime that they wouldn’t be able to maintain that over 90 minutes and you could see that.”“They didn’t play the same way in the second half as they had in the first and neither did we, but we had a bit more in the tank,” he continued.“It’s only done when we’re done. The game is never done and dusted, we can fight until the last minute and we can turn it around. That is a good mentality.”last_img read more

115 people arrested in San Diego and Imperial counties after ICE operation


first_img115 people arrested in San Diego and Imperial counties after ICE operation 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers arrested 115 individuals for violating federal immigration laws in the San Diego and Imperial counties during a three-day targeted enforcement operation that ended Thursday.Fifty of the immigration violators arrested were convicted criminals and seven others illegally re-entered the U.S. after removal. All but seven of the arrests took place in San Diego County. Seven others had re-entered the United States after being removed on the basis of an Immigration Judge’s final order of removal.Depending on the alien’s criminal history, an alien who illegally reenters the United States, after having been previously removed, has committed a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.“This week’s operation targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens, individuals with final orders of removal, those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed, and individuals who have otherwise violated our nation’s immigration law,” said Greg Archambeault, field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in San Diego. “Operations like this reflect the vital work ERO officers do every day to protect the nation, uphold public safety and protect the integrity of our immigration laws and border controls.  We will continue to conduct similar operations, while seeking to ultimately deport at-large criminal targets and other immigration fugitives who pose a threat to public safety.”The arrests include:A 43-year-old Mexican national and Center Street Locos gang member in Oceanside, California, who had previously been removed from the U.S. on four prior occasions. He has multiple criminal convictions, including grand theft, controlled substance for sale and driving under the influence.A 55-year-old citizen of Kazakhstan who is wanted by authorities in Kazakhstan for alleged tax evasion and embezzlement. He was taken into ICE custody at his Oceanside residence Tuesday pursuant to a “Red Notice” arrest warrant issued by Interpol in September.A 52-year-old citizen of Mexico sentenced to 30-months in federal prison in 2009 after being convicted of illegal re-entry after deportation. He has three criminal convictions for spousal abuse, including battery, inflicting injury and threatening to terrorize, and was ordered removed by an immigration judge in 1998.  He had previously been removed from the U.S. to Mexico on 10 prior occasions.Four of the individuals arrested during this operation will face federal criminal prosecution for illegal re-entry after deportation. The arrestees who are not being federally prosecuted will be processed administratively for removal from the United States. Those who have outstanding orders of removal, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country. The remaining individuals are in ICE custody awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge, or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future.Of the public safety targets who remain at large, those believed to be residing in or around the San Diego area include:A citizen of Mexico convicted of statutory rape, sex with a minor in 2012. He was previously removed from the United States in 2003.A citizen of Mexico convicted of domestic violence in 2010 and known associate of the “ESD” street gang. He was last removed from the United States in 2007 and illegally re-entered on an unknown date.While the vast majorities of cities in America do cooperate with ICE, state laws in California force ICE to focus additional resources to conduct at-large arrest in the community, putting officers, the general public and aliens at greater risk and increase the incidents of collateral arrests.These arrests were driven by leads developed by the local field office in conjunction with the Pacific Enforcement Response Center and the National Criminal Alien Targeting Center. ICE focuses its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.However, ICE does not exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States. ICE does not conduct sweeps or raids that arrest aliens indiscriminately. KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 16, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img March 16, 2018 Updated: 6:19 PM KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more