La Puente National Little League will launch its 50th anniversary season with an opening parade and ceremonies on Saturday, March 10, at La Puente Park. The parade starts at 9 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. In conjunction, a carnival is slated for March 8-11. For information call Dan Ayala at (626) 917-2761. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Join us Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for live news and analysis when the Warriors face the Lakers in Los Angeles as LeBron James remains sidelined.The Warriors (53-24) take a Magic Number of 3 into the game and need a combination of three Warriors wins or Denver losses to clinch the top seed in the Western Conference. Golden State has just five games remaining in the regular season.The Lakers (35-43) have long been eliminated from the playoff hunt and will finish their highly disappointing …
20 November 2012A group of medical students who left for training in Cuba on Monday will be able to assist with the roll-out of South Africa’s National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme when they return, says KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize.Mkhize was speaking at King Shaka International Airport in Durban during a farewell function for the 115 students who were selected to study medicine in Cuba as part of the South Africa-Cuba Medical Training Programme.The programme was started 16 years ago.Mkhize said the provincial government regarded the students as assets that would transform public health in the province and the rest of country.“Upon completion of their studies, they will be at the forefront of the implementation of NHI in various health institutions,” Mkhize said.Improving the quality of health services“For the public to use the publicly funded NHI services in the public and private sector, the quality of health services must improve and these students will assist in this regard.”He added that the disparity in resource distribution between the public and private health sector and consequent inequities in access to care continued and that government had a responsibility to ensure that barriers to access to quality health care for all were removed.“These students have been selected from all districts in the province with the assistance of mayors and district Aids Councils,” he said.“They are fully aware that they all represent the aspirations of poor people who cannot afford medical aid in order to access quality healthcare.”About 143 students in the province have left for Cuba already and more than 60 are expected to leave over the next two days.Mkhize said the main target as the KwaZulu-Natal government was to train more medical students in order to increase the current output of doctors produced each year by the country.KwaZulu-Natal has been ardently implementing key interventions and activities as part of the preparatory work for the implementation of NHI.As part of the pilot process, the province has also been testing components that focus on improving financial management capacity and systems at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital and King Edward VIII Academic Hospital.Source: SANews.gov.za
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court here on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to two persons convicted for the 2007 Ajmer dargah blasts, in which three persons were killed.Both the convicts owed allegiance to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the past.The convicts, Bhavesh Patel and Devendra Gupta, were held guilty under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Explosives Act and various sections of Indian Penal Code. This is the first-ever conviction and sentencing of the RSS cadre in a terror case.NIA Special Judge Dinesh Gupta also imposed a fine of Rs.10,000 on Patel and Rs.5,000 on Gupta. Patel was an RSS activist at his hometown Bharuch in Gujarat, while Gupta, a resident of Ajmer, worked for RSS in Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.The court had convicted three persons and acquitted seven others, including self-styled monk and former RSS activist Aseemanand, in the case on March 8 and postponed the verdict on sentence to those found guilty.The third convict, Sunil Joshi, who was an RSS pracharak, was murdered in suspicious circumstances in December 2007.Defence counsel Jagdish Rana told reporters outside the court that the convicts would file an appeal against the judgment in the High Court.The explosion in the historic shrine of Sufi mystic Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti on October 11, 2007, during Ramzan, had left three persons dead and 17 injured. The dargah was packed to capacity with about 5,000 devotees when the blast occurred at the time of Iftaar (breaking of fast).
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Leicester City and Arsenal will lock horns on Saturday night for their Premier League 2019-20 fixture at the King Power Stadium. Leicester City, who are in great form this season, will look to climb to the second place on the Premier League table. On the other hand, Arsenal will be eyeing a top-four finish. The Premier League 2019-20 Leicester City vs Arsenal will commence at 11PM. Leicester City are ahead of Arsenal with six points and the Leicester game is a must-win for the Gunners manager Unai Emery, who is under immense pressure after Arsenal have been held to four straight draws across all competitions.The Gunners will travel to Leicester without Dani Ceballos, who was sidelined due to a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he has side a fully fit for their upcoming home game. Premier League 2019-20 Leicester City possible starting line-up vs Arsenal: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; VardyPremier League 2019-20 Arsenal possible starting line-up vs Leicester City: Leno; Bellerin, Sokratis, Luiz, Tierney; Guendouzi, Torreira; Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang; LacazetteWhere to watch Premier League 2019-20 Leicester City vs Arsenal match live in India (TV channels)?Leicester will welcome Arsenal at 11:00PM on Saturday. The EPL 2019-20 Leicester City vs Arsenal will be played at the King Power Stadium. Premier League Leicester City vs Arsenal game’s live telecast will be on Star Sports Select HD channels in India.How and where to watch online EPL 2019-20 Leicester City vs Arsenal match live streaming?Leicester City vs Arsenal live stream will be available on Hotstar app and hotstar.com website in India for premium users. arsenalenglish premier leagueEnglish Premier League 2019EPL First Published: November 9, 2019, 6:33 PM IST
Twenty minutes stroll along the River Taff from the stadium that will host Saturday’s Champions League final neat rows of tents stretch out across a picturesque park awaiting occupation.On the eve of the biggest football match ever staged in Cardiff, the expected invasion by fans of Real Madrid and Juventus was not materialising as locals went about their Friday morning business in peace.It was a similar story in Cardiff’s city centre where small groups of Spanish and Italian fans ambled about in replica football shirts enjoying the castle views and a sip of beer.Fever pitch it most definitely was not.Some estimates said the showdown between two of Europe’s grandest old clubs would see 150,000 extra people swarm in.But either they are leaving it late or the scare stories of Cardiff running out of accommodation appear to have kept the numbers down. Either way the Welsh capital’s local businesses are in danger of missing an open goal.”Cardiff council originally wanted us to set up a campsite for 10,000 people,” Rhian Evans, owner of Camping Ninja, told Reuters as her staff dealt with a trickle of arrivals.”In reality we are looking at maybe 1,000. There appears to not be the appetite for staying in Cardiff that people anticipated. I think people have been encouraged to stay elsewhere. It’s put people off coming in.”I hear the hotels are full in Bristol and Swansea even. All the hostels here are slashed their prices. Cardiff is not full.”While there is plenty on offer in Cardiff, especially in the Bay area where fans can enjoy a floating football pitch or marvel at an enormous inflatable Champions League trophy, the football festival is taking a while to fire up.advertisementLocal police officers reported the streets around the iconic National Stadium of Wales, in the heart of the city, as quieter than a usual Friday afternoon and way down on Six Nations rugby weekends when for two days the myriad bars are crammed.TRANQUIL ATMOSPHEREA huge security operation with many roads closed to traffic added to the tranquil atmosphere with uniformed police, some armed, outnumbering fans. With memories of last week’s Manchester bombing all to vivid, about 6,000 officers will be deployed in the city from Thursday to Saturday.”This is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event that Cardiff has ever hosted but I’m sure with our partners we’ll host a really enjoyable and secure event,” South Wales Police assistant constable Richard Lewis told Reuters.”The scrutiny and the eyes of the world are upon us.”With hundreds of fans jetting in on special charter flights on Saturday morning – some flying back after the match — and trains running to London until the small hours of Sunday morning, many will have just a fleeting Cardiff experience.But those who have made the trip – even without tickets for the match – are determined to enjoy themselves with whatever Cardiff has to offer, even the drizzle.Rafael Sanchez and his wife Lina trudged into the campsite on Friday having arrived from Bogota, Colombia via London.”We just wanted to enjoy the atmosphere,” Rafael said. “We are supporting both teams in a way because Jean Cuadrado plays for Juventus and James for Real. But we really want Juve.”With no giant screens erected for fans without tickets to come together, they planned to watch the game in a bar.”That’s the point of the trip, to drink some Welsh beer,” he said. “I hear they have one called Brains!”They could even end up at the Elevens Bar and Grill – a swish venue owned by none other than Real Madrid’s Cardiff-born Gareth Bale. Several Madridistas had already discovered it.”I hear Bale will bring the team here if they win,” said Ramon Perez while enjoying a pint with his Atletico Madrid-supporting girlfriend Carla.
Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the inaugural staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE), noting that the event sends an important signal to the world that Jamaica is serious about claiming its share in the regional and global marketplace.Mr. Holness, who was giving the keynote address at the opening at the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association’s (JMA)-organised trade show on June 1 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, said the event is putting brand Jamaica on full display.“Undoubtedly, Jamaica has a well-known and well-loved brand,” Mr. Holness said.“Our brand stands boldly and is amplified in the global marketplace. Our brand is an infusion of our music, our hospitality, culture, food, entertainment, creativity and our innovativeness – all coming together to create a distinct meaning of a Jamaican product or service,” he pointed out.He noted that the island produces some very exotic products that are in high demand in the global marketplace, and the country must now put itself in the position where it can fully capitalise on the benefits.As such, he said, the Administration is working to broaden brand meaning and brand awareness, in order to boost sales in the global marketplace.“By virtue of our brand, our products are easily noticed on shelves. In fact, the Jamaican flag is one of the most-known flags in the world, and if our manufacturers were to stamp that flag on our products more, I am willing to bet they would move much faster off the shelves,” he pointed out.He said that in addition to brand strength, Jamaica has other advantages, such as its geographic location.“Nothing passes through this region without it passing through Jamaican waters,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister said the Government “also wants the world to know that Jamaica is one of the easiest destinations in which to do business and that we are serious about doing business”.“When that becomes a part of our brand, then you will start to see real economic growth taking place,” he pointed out.“The Government is engaged in a very involved process of improving our business climate… of improving the regulatory environment, and in ensuring that we create the infrastructure for business,” he noted further.The JIE will run from June 1-3 and will see some 200 buyers and suppliers from 11 countries converging on the tourism capital of Montego Bay to make business contacts. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the inaugural staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE), noting that the event sends an important signal to the world that Jamaica is serious about claiming its share in the regional and global marketplace. The JIE will run from June 1-3 and will see some 200 buyers and suppliers from 11 countries converging on the tourism capital of Montego Bay to make business contacts. “Undoubtedly, Jamaica has a well-known and well-loved brand,” Mr. Holness said.
The S&P BSE Sensex fell 175 points on Monday after India’s second largest IT firm Infosys trimmed its dollar revenue forecast for the current fiscal year.The Sensex closed at 26,904 points, down 0.65%, while the 50-share Nifty fell by 43 points, or 0.56%, to end at 8,143.Investors booked profits at higher levels after Infosys revised down its guidance to 6.4 to 8.4% in dollar terms from a previous estimate of 7 to 9%, despite posting a forecast-beating net profit for the second consecutive quarter this fiscal. Infosys net profit rose 9.8% to Rs 3,400 crore in the July-September period on a sequential basis, while revenue stood at Rs 15,635 crore.In a surprise move, the company’s chief financial officer Rajiv Bansal announced his resignation; he will be replaced by senior executive MD Ranganath.Following a cut in revenue estimates, Infosys shares fell nearly 4% to close at Rs 1,122 on the BSE, while other IT stocks also witnessed selling pressure. India’s largest IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) shares fell by 1.4%, while Wipro stocks were down by over 1%.”Infosys delivered a strong operational performance in Q2 FY16 with constant currency revenue growth exceeding expectation and margin improvement in-line. However, a cautious growth outlook for H2 FY16 impacted stock sentiment as it endangers incremental growth recovery in FY17. Heading into a transient challenging period, the stock may not offer further material upside after a significant outperformance in the past few months,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.TCS is scheduled to release its second quarter results on Tuesday and investors will watch the company earnings closely, as it disappointed the Street’s estimates in the past few quarters.Among the BSE sectoral indices, IT was the top loser ending 2.1% lower, followed by healthcare and FMCG. However, metal stocks gained sharply taking a cue from rising global commodity prices. While the Vedanta stock ended 7% higher, Hindalco shares were up nearly 6%.Reliance Power (up 3.9%), BHEL (up 1.8%), Tata Motors (up 1.7%) and NTPC (up 1%) were the other top gainers among Sensex stocks. DLF (down 2.7%), Cipla (down 1.9%), HDFC (down 1.7%) were among the top losers.On the global front, Chinese stock markets soared on expectations of further stimulus from the country’s authorities. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite ended 3.3% higher, lending support to other Asian markets. While Japan’s Nikkei was up 1.6%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed 1.2% higher.Gold prices rose sharply by Rs 170 to Rs 26,870 per 10 gram, tracking the strength in the overall markets. Silver prices also ended Rs 275 higher at Rs 37,000 per kg.
Gunfight IllustrationTwo people were killed in what the law enforcement called gunfights in Meherpur and Cox’s Bazar districts early Saturday.The person killed in the Cox’s Bazar was an drug trader while the person killed in Meherpur was a rape accused, claimed the police.In Cox’s Bazar, Dudu Mia, 38, son of a certain late Sultan Ahmed from Nazirpara in Teknaf upazila was killed in a “gunfight” in Mundal Dail area of Marine Drive in Teknaf around 12:30am, Teknaf police station officer-in-charge Pradip Kumar Das told Prothom Alo.He said Dudu Mia was a listed yaba trader. He was accused in nine lawsuits filed with Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf police stations, Pradip Kumar Das added.The OC said acting on tip off police arrested Dudu Mia from Nazirpara area around 9:30pm on Friday and grilled him.Later police went to recover arms and yaba pills in Mundal Dail area. Sensing presence of the law enforcement, his cohorts opened fire on the police, prompting them to shoot back triggering the gunfight, he said.Dudu Mia “came in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries”. He was taken to Teknaf upazila health complex where a physician of the emergency section declared him dead.Assistant sub-inspectors Sanjib Dutta and Nizam Uddin and constable Mohammad Ibrahim also sustained injuries in the gunfight, Pradip added.Teknaf upazila health complex physician Shahidul Alam said to Prothom Alo, “Dudu Mia died before being brought to the hospital. He bore three marks of bullet injuries. Three policemen are being treated.”Policemen recovered five local firearms, 13 rounds of bullet and 4,000 yaba pills from the spot, OC Pradip said.In Meherpur, a rape accused was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Garadob village in Gangni upazila.The deceased is Yakub Ali Kajal, 23, son of a certain Jalal Uddin Habu, a resident of the village, reports UNB.Sajedul Islam, inspector (investigation) of Gangni police station, said Kajal was the prime accused in a case filed over the gang rape of a schoolgirl in the village on 20 December 2018.“Since then, he remained absconding and took shelter at his relative’s house in Dhola village. He used to disturb a housewife there.”“As the woman did not respond to his illicit proposal, he threw acid on her on Thursday. She is now undergoing treatment at Gangni hospital.”Police arrested Kajal from the village when he confessed to his involvement in the rape and acid attack incidents, said Sajedul Islam.He also informed police that several young men of Garadob village are involved in criminal activities and they had arms.Following his information, a team of police conducted a drive at the village to recover arms.Sensing the presence of police members, some miscreants opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight that left Kajal dead, he said.Four policemen were also injured during the exchange of gunfire.The law enforcement began anti-drugs drive across the country on 4 May 2018. Since then, 98 people, including 19 Rohingyas, were killed in alleged gunfights with RAB, police and BGB members.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfire or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In January and February of 2019, the number of such killings was at least 50, the rights body said on its website.
Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Southeast D.C. was filled with elected officials, community leaders and a diverse quilt of political icons on Feb. 18 paying their final respects to former Ward 7 D.C. Council Member H.R. Crawford.D.C. Officials, residents and Crawford’s family gathered at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Southeast D.C. to pay homage to the late politician. (Photo by Hamil Harris)Born Hazle Reid Crawford in Winston Salem, N.C. on Jan. 18, 1939, Crawford adopted the nickname H.R. after his parents brought him to Washington D.C. when he was only three. The son of a housekeeper and a father who worked for the government and operated a boarding house, Crawford developed a passion for real estate, public service, fancy cars and palatial homes.Crawford was elected to the D.C. Council in 1980 and though defeated in 1992, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said, during the service, that Crawford never stop working for the people. “He relished the role of being a former council member. He reminded me of Marion Barry.”D.C. Officials, residents and Crawford’s family gathered at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Southeast D.C. to pay homage to the late politician. Photo by Hamil HarrisFour pews at Saint Francis Xavier were filled with current and former members of the D.C. Council. Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) spoke about getting frequent calls from Crawford to help other residents in the city. “It was never for himself but for others,” he said.The Rev. Mary E. Ivey, chair of Access Housing, a nonprofit organization that provides housing, counseling, and rehabilitative services to homeless veterans, served as the moderator of the funeral. She said Crawford founded the organization after he found homeless people sleeping and living under a bridge in Georgetown. “He had a heart of love for all people at a certain level of life and those trying to find their way,” she said.At a time when the District is polarized along racial and political lines, Crawford’s life is a testimony to things long gone. Before being elected to the council, he was appointed to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as an assistant secretary by President Richard Nixon.Crawford graduated from Cardozo High School in 1957. He served in the Air Force from 1957 to 1965. He attended the D.C. Teachers’ college, Howard University, Chicago State University, and American University where, in 1968, he became the first person of color to obtain a certificate as a certified property manager.Former Gallaudet University President I. King Jordan forged a close bond with Crawford after both men were stationed at the Pentagon in the 1950s. “I was in the Navy and he was in the Air Force. I was an E4 and he was an E5,” Jordan said. “The creases in his pants were so sharp it could cut paper.”Crawford went from the military to college to a career in public service that included serving as the chair for the Metropolitan Council of Governments and the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority. His passion, however, was providing affordable housing for those on the margins of life especially veterans.Brian Hawkins, director of the VA Medical Center of D.C., spoke about how Crawford loved veterans and he was impatient when veterans were mistreated. He said one day he got a call from Crawford that began with “You are killing veterans . . .”In addition to being the principle of Edgewood Management and other real estate ventures, Crawford was also a developer. D.C. Council member Vincent Gray (D- Ward 7) said he was on the phone with Crawford, recently, discussing the completion of several real estate ventures.As she stood on the steps of the church, former Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly said, “He was smart, strategic, and he knew how to make things happen and we knew we had to close ranks and follow him.”Christine Brooks, who worked at the D.C. Department of Human Service during the Crawford years called him one of the last “godfathers,” in the city who tried to help people. “He was like Marion Barry,” she said.