DENVER | This year’s attempt to block Colorado youths from tanning beds is up for its first vote in the Legislature.The bill would ban people younger than 18 from using tanning beds in Colorado without a doctor’s prescription. It’s up for its first hearing on Thursday in a House committee.The measure goes further than previous attempts, which sought to require parental permission for youths to use tanning beds.Health advocates have opposed efforts over the last two years to limit tanning, saying they couldn’t support anything short of an outright ban.___Online:House Bill 1054: https://bit.ly/1iWTbI3
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McNeese State 8, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 4LAKE CHARLES, La. – Behind a strong performance from junior right hander Bryce Kingsley and the hot bats of a few newcomers, the McNeese baseball team clinched the opening weekend series against Arkansas-Pine Bluff with an 8-4 final score on Saturday at Cowboy Diamond. A&M-Corpus Christi 12, St. Peter’s 0CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team kicked off the 2015 season,defeating Saint Peter’s University, 6-4, at Chapman Field Friday night. Travis Geiser lifted the club in the seventh inning with a bases-clearing triple in his first collegiate at bat. In the opener, Cort Brinson got the Demons (0-3) going early, drilling a two-out solo home run in the first inning off Troy starter Ben Tidwell. Southeastern (2-0) broke open an early pitcher’s duel with a five-run explosion in the fourth inning. Cole replaced Gawrieh to start the seventh and mowed through the Wolfpack lineup with ease, striking each of the first two men he faced and getting a groundout to end the inning in order. The first man he faced was Byler, who struck out looking. Cole continued his solid work in the eighth with two more strikeouts as he worked around a two-out walk, and then in the ninth he set the Wolfpack down in order again, striking out Byler again (his sixth strikeout of the series) to end the top of the ninth. Junior left-hander Kyle Cedotal (3-3, 2.14) draws the starting nod for Southeastern in the series finale against Bulldog southpaw Phillip Diehl (8-2, 2.27 – JUCO). Christian Divelbiss (Yuba City, CA/Yuba City HS) and Jesse Hoover (Marion/Marion HS) contributed to the offense with RBI singles while Austin Hoffman (Goodyear, AZ/Millenium HS) brought in the last run of the game with a sacrifice fly to center field. UIW finished the game with 12 hits, including four extra-base knocks. They also took advantage of three errors by the visitors and Mark Whitehead (San Antonio/Johnson HS) scored three times. Geiser, a redshirt freshman, played hero for the Islanders though, in a marathon at bat in which the right-hander from Portland, Texas drove the ball to deep right field, clearing the bases on his way to a stand up triple and putting the islanders up 6-2. – Return to top – Four Privateers recorded two hits in the loss. Sam Carriere went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Ray Veit also provided two hits while Coco and Randolph each had two hits with an RBI. All 12 of the Privateers’ hits were singles. Both the Islanders and Saint Peter’s offenses were held in check for the better half of five innings, before the Islanders were able to push across two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Mason left the game after just 1 1/3 innings of work, giving way to a Wildcat bullpen that was excellent over the final 7 2/3 innings of the contest. Austin Lambright was effective, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out one over 2 2/3 innings before giving way to Joe Gawrieh and Nate Cole over the final five innings. Matt Gallier also delivered a moon shot, while Crane and freshman Lewis Guilbeau added doubles in the victory for the Cowboys. In the bottom of the seventh the Colonels opened things up, taking advantage of miscues by the Seawolves to grab a 4-1 lead. Justin Holt and Darius Knight each singled, and advanced when Christian Correa flied out to center. In an attempt to relay the ball on the play, Stony Brook had an errant throw that allowed Holt to come home. On the ensuing at bat, Knight sprinted towards home plate as Alex Tucker laid down a bunt. Knight slid in safely for the score as Tucker reached first and advanced to second on an errant throw. Gavin Wehby pinch ran for Tucker, and come home when Kyle Reese doubled to centerfield. Neither team would score over the next two innings as Nicholls held on for the win. Nevada first baseman Austin Byler – who blasted a three-run home run to right-center field in Friday night’s season-opener – had a three-run shot to left field in the first inning Saturday off ACU starting pitcher Aaron Mason. The Wolfpack scored another run in the first and tacked on three more in the second to take a quick 7-0 lead on the Wildcats. Clarke came up big for the Islanders, though. The junior drove in Lee for his second RBI of the game on an infield single. Troy 5, Northwestern State 0 & Tory 8, Northwestern State 7TROY, Ala. — Northwestern State shook off a tough opener in the first game of a doubleheader at Troy on Saturday. Southeastern La. 6, Louisiana Tech 1HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana exploded for five runs in the fourth inning Saturday, and right-hander Jake Johnson shut down the Louisiana Tech bats as the Lions cruised to a 6-1 win at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. In the nightcap, Troy’s Grant Bennett (1-0) limited NSU to four hits in six scoreless innings, striking out eight. A&M-Corpus Christi 12, St. Peter’s 0McNeese State 8, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 4Southeastern La. 6, Louisiana Tech 1UIW 6, Northwestern 1Houston Baptist 8, Prairie View A&M 3Central Arkansas 10, La.-Monroe 4Missouri State 5, Stephen F. Austin 4Wichita State 4, Sam Houston State 3Nevada 9, Abilene Christian 6Troy 5, Northwestern State 0 & Tory 8, Northwestern State 7South Alabama 8, New Orleans 2Nicholls 4, Stony Brook 1Illinois 8, Lamar 1 & Lamar 9, New Mexico State 2 Nicholls will take on the Seawolves in the series-finale rubber match at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The ballgame can be heard on KTIB 640 AM locally in Thibodaux. – Return to top – It was the Islanders preseason first team pick in Tyler Ware that lifted the offense in the sixth. The Omaha, Neb. native led off the inning by drawing one of his team-high three walks. Ware then stole second before SPU’s Mike Doran walked Kyle Danford to setup Clarke for his first RBI as an Islander. Justin Perales singled to left field the following at bat, scoring Danford from third to give the home squad a two-run advantage. Whitt and Crippen engaged in a good battle before Whitt got Crippen to hit a sharp ground ball to shortstop Kyle Hunt, who fired across to Byler at first base for the final out of the game. The Cardinals (1-1) pitching has stepped up in the absence of some key players for two straight games. Garret Cooper (Round Rock/McNeil HS) followed Cody Richey’s (Comfort/Comfort HS) great outing Friday night, with a gem of his own. Cooper gave up one run in seven innings of work, while scattering eight hits, no walks and four strike outs. Visit geauxcolonels.com for live stats, video and the most up-to-date information on Nicholls baseball. Missouri State 5, Stephen F. Austin 4Recap to follow. Both teams traded runs in the fifth inning that was highlighted by an RBI-single from Toole to score Garret LaRosa form third. Toole batted 1-for-1 on the night with a run scored and an RBI. Senior Jordan Lee finished 3-for-4 on the day including a run scored while Cody Clarke recorded two hits to go along with two RBI’s in his Islanders debut. Junior transfers Domenick Carlini and Pat Cashman both made their Lion debuts by each tossing a scoreless inning in relief. Holcomb stole second before Sanders notched a walkoff single to left against Brandon Smith (0-1). Chase Daughdrill and Dugas each went 2-for-4 in the finale, while Dugas (2-for-5), Brinson (2-for-3), C.J. Webster (2-for-5) and Logan (2-for-4) all had multi-hit games in the opener. The final game of the season-opening series will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. Garrett deMeyere is expected to get the start on the mound for the Wildcats. Stony Brook drew first blood, taking advantage of a pair of Nicholls errors to send Jack Parenty home. In the bottom of the second Alex Shermer blasted a triple off the centerfield wall and scored when Kyle Reese notched a single on the next at bat. The two teams remained tied at 1-1 over the next four innings. Jordan Stewart (0-1) took the loss for the Panthers, allowing five runs, none of them earned, on seven hits with three strikeouts in six innings. Pedro Maldonado worked the final two innings, yielding three runs, two earned, on four hits. Both the Islanders and Saint Peter’s offenses were held in check for the better half of five innings, before the Islanders were able to push across two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break the scoreless game open. Two costly errors in the top of the seventh by the Islanders gave the Peacocks life as they drove across two runs to tie the ballgame. SPU scored its first run of the game on a fielders-choice, which allowed Nick Henriquez to cross the plate on a groundout to third base. The Peacocks picked up an infield hit on the next at bat when a ball was hit sharply toward the left side of the infield where Casey Thomas could not make a play on it. UIW 6, Northwestern 1SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – The University of the Incarnate Word baseball team woke the bats up and recovered from an early 1-0 deficit to beat the Northeastern University, 6-1 on Saturday in the second game of a three game series at Sullivan Field. Matt Morris (Scottsdale, AZ/Saguaro HS) led the Cardinals offense with three hits, two runs batted in and a run scored. Morris hit a line drive two-run homerun to left field in the third inning to give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead. He had a double and a single, and was a triple shy of the cycle. Connor Wrye homered and drove in two for PVAMU (0-2), while Joseph Mack drove the Panthers’ other run. Daniel Zamora threw the first five innings for the Seawolves, allowing five hits and a run, while sitting down eight Colonel batters. Nicholas DiEva took the loss, surrendering two unearned runs on three hits with a walk and a strikeout. John Shull (San Antonio/Churchill HS) came in relief in the eighth inning and recorded the last six outs of the game for the Cardinals while only giving up one hit and one walk. Cooper earned the first win of the season for the Cardinals, while James Mulry got the loss for the Huskies (1-1). Mulry gave up three runs (two earned) in four innings and walked one. The Huskies had nine hits in the game, including a 4-for-4 performance by Michael Foster. Eight of McNeese’s hits came from newcomers in the lineup including three who made their first collegiate start on Saturday. Junior Connor Crane continued to impress the crowd on Saturday as he belted out three hits that included a home run and a double as well as an RBI. Junior transfers Lewis Guilbeau and Garrett LaRosa as well as freshmen Bryce Packard started in their first games for the Pokes and did not disappoint as the trio combined for five hits. For updates throughout the season be sure to follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB) and Facebook (Islanders Baseball). Gawrieh and Cole were outstanding as they combined to pitch five innings of one-hit baseball, striking out seven Wolfpack batters and giving ACU a chance to get back in the game. McCollough (1-0) gave up one unearned run on three hits and did not allow a walk in six innings of work for the Huskies (2-0). Senior Chris Garza tossed two shutout innings, while junior Weston Wick gave up a pair in the ninth. The Pokes jumped out to an early lead in the first frame after Crane belted a two-out dinger over the left field. In the next inning, Gallier sent a missile in almost the exact location as Crane produced his home run. The homer scored two runs to give McNeese the 3-0 advantage. The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. Junior right-hander Jeffrey Stovall is scheduled to make his Northwestern State debut against Troy right-hander Tucker Simpson. – Return to top – PVAMU got on the board in the top of the fourth when Cody Den Beste led off with a single, stole second and scored on Mack’s RBI single. HBU answered with a run of its own in the bottom of the frame as Clay singled and scored on a double by Payetta. The Wildcats finally got to Nevada starting pitcher Jason Deitrich in the sixth for two runs. After Aaron Draper reached second on a throwing error by Nevada third baseman Bryce Greager, Hunter Beasley drove him in with a single to left field to make it a 9-1 game. Russell Crippen followed two batters later with a double to left-centerfield to drive in Beasley and make it a 9-2 game. Austin Tanner came in and quelled the Trojans’ sixth-inning threat, leaving NSU with a 7-3 lead. Houston Baptist 8, Prairie View A&M 3HOUSTON, Texas – Houston Baptist junior lefthander Matthew McCollough struck out a career-high eight and did not allow an earned run to hurl the Huskies to an 8-3 victory over Prairie View A&M in non-conference baseball Saturday at Husky Field. The Peacocks would score rally to score two runs in the eighth before senior Jacob Dorris entered the game to pick up the two-inning save. – Return to top – David Drake drew a pinch walk in the ninth, then Wrye smacked a two-run home run to left off Wick to provide the final margin. Armed with the lead, senior right-hander Josh Oller worked an effective 5 2-3 innings, scattering 10 hits and allowing three runs. Unfortunately for the Demons, their bullpen could not hold the lead, as Troy’s eighth- and ninth-inning rallies set the tone for an 8-7 victory in the opener at Riddle-Pace Field. Sunday’s game can be heard in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM, online and either the KSLU or TuneIn Radio smartphone apps. Fans can keep up with the contest through live statistics or by following SLUathletics on Twitter. Streaming video is available on LionVision, Southeastern’s subscription-based video stream. Links for audio, video, stats and tickets are available on the baseball schedule page at www.LionSports.net. South Alabama 8, New Orleans 2MOBILE, Ala. – The New Orleans Privateers baseball team (0-2) succumbed to a middle-inning offensive barrage in an 8-2 loss to the South Alabama Jaguars (2-0) on Friday afternoon at Stanky Field. With the win, the Jaguars have now won nine of the last ten meetings against New Orleans. Sam Odom tossed six innings and allowed the four runs on eight hits. He struck out eight batters in the game and didn’t issue any walks. The sophomore righty maneuvered around jams in the fifth and sixth innings. Senior Zach Nehrir went 3-for-4 with a triple and scored a run, while junior first baseman Andrew Alvarez went 2-for-4 and drove in a pair for HBU. Junior shortstop Louie Payetta doubled and drove in two, and senior rightfielder Thomas Clay singled and scored twice. Tech (0-2) would pick up an unearned run in the seventh, but the Lions answered with one of their own in the bottom of the inning. Junior designated hitter Daniel Midyett homered for the second straight game, cranking one out to left field. Things started to look up for the Bearkats in the bottom of the fourth when they exploded for three runs. First baseman Spence Rahm hammered a two-run opposite field homer to get the scoring started and Ryan Brinley followed it up with his first home run as a Bearkat. Central Arkansas 10, La.-Monroe 4Recap to follow. The seventh was the best opportunity the Kats had to level it up. Shortstop Jake MacWilliam opened the frame with an infield single and advanced to second on an error. Second baseman Ryan Farney singled to left field but MacWilliam was thrown out at the plate by a great throw from the left fielder. Logan Hill’s RBI single in the first inning was enough support for the Trojans, who touched NSU starter Evan Tidwell (0-1) for five runs across 6 1-3 innings before Hunter Duvic and Zach Habarka closed the final 1 2-3 innings. In the ninth, Nick Masonia’s one-out single started the game-winning rally. Pinch runner Peyton Fuller advanced to second on a ground out before Clay Holcomb delivered a game-tying RBI single through the left side. Wichita State doubled its lead in the top of the fourth inning with another two-run bomb, this time by Rader. The homer could have been just a solo shot if it weren’t for a one-out error before the blast. Nevada 9, Abilene Christian 6ABILENE, Texas – Nevada scored nine runs in the first four innings Saturday afternoon and that’s all the Wolfpack would need as they knocked off ACU, 9-6, in the second game of a season-opening three-game series at Crutcher Scott Field. The Wildcats then went to work on Nevada reliever Alex Lott in the bottom of the ninth as they tried to piece together a rally. UAPB delivered its second home run of the game in the sixth inning but could not catch up to McNeese who tacked on an insurance run in the seventh inning on a wild pitch that scored Gallier.– Return to top – Junior catcher Chris Eades started the surge with a one-out single to left field. The junior from Slidell, Louisiana, knocked a bounding single high over the head of the third baseman and then advanced all the way around to score when Bulldog starter, and loser, Tyler Clancy (0-1) walked the next three batters. Cole Peragine batted 2-for-4 on the day to head up the offensive efforts for Stony Brook. The Cowboys will look to sweep the series on Sunday when they host UAPB in the finale that is slated to begin at 1 o’clock. New Orleans got on the board in the eighth inning when Hezekiah Randolph bounced an RBI single up the middle. In the ninth, Jonathan Coco hit a flare to left to score the second and what would be the final run of the game. The Privateers pounded out 12 hits, but left 13 runners on base. Ryan Byers, Kennon Menard and Brooks Morse (RBI) would all eventually score following their walks as Jacob Seward drove in the first two with a single. Junior right fielder Julian Service followed with a two-run double into the right-center gap. Wichita State 4, Sam Houston State 3HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Wichita State used a pair of two-run home runs to beat Sam Houston State 4-3 Saturday at Don Sanders Stadium and even the series 1-1. The series deciding game will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. – Return to top – Nicholls 4, Stony Brook 1THIBODAUX, La. – Following a tough 6-0 loss in their home opener, the Nicholls State University baseball team found another gear in game two of their three-game home series, earning a 4-1 victory over Stony Brook at Ray E. Didier Field. – Return to top – – Return to top – Sunday’s 1 p.m. series finale is Academy Family Sunday in the Park. Roomie’s Kid Zone, sponsored by Academy Sports and Outdoors, will be open down the left-field line, featuring a bounce house and other family-friendly activities. Kids are welcome to join the Lions on the field for the national anthem Sunday and to run the bases after the game. Sam Houston would have a few other chances to score in the game but couldn’t get any more runs across. The Trojans then carried that momentum into the second game, shutting out the Demons for the second time in three games, 5-0, to sweep the twinbill. The Demons kept the pressure on Tidwell, adding a run in the second before a two-run, third-inning Garrett Logan single knocked Tidwell from the game and put NSU up 4-0. NSU upped the lead to 6-1 on a two-run double from Caleb Dugas in the fourth inning. Shermer led Nicholls offensively, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Knight and Reese each went 2-for-4 with a run, and Reese also recorded an RBI. Holt scored one run and Correa registered an RBI in the win. The Shockers first blast came in the second inning when right fielder Zach Reding hit one out to right. Odom allowed a two-out single to third baseman Chase Rader before Reding’s homer. Two batters later, Garrett DeGallier broke the game open further with a two-run homer. It was DeGallier’s third hit of the day, and when the dust settled, the Jaguars were ahead 6-0 heading to the final three frames. McNeese (2-0) managed eight runs on 11 hits, including two home runs, while limiting the Lions (0-2) to four runs on four hits and dropping their record to 0-2 to start the season. – Return to top – Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, Jordan Priddle struck out Daniel Martinez for the second out of the inning. With runners on second and third and a right hander coming to the plate, the Privateers went to the bullpen for Seth Laigast. However, Barnes ripped a single up the middle to double up the lead. The Privateers left the bases loaded in the fourth and a chance to strike the scoreboard first. The bases were loaded with one out, but Samuel Capielano grounded into a two-unassisted double play on a check swing to end the threat. Bearkat pitcher Seth Holbert was brilliant in relief. He tossed three scoreless innings and allowed just two hits. Brayden Gomez led off the ninth with a single and then scored on a Kyle Carroll triple to right-centerfield to make it a 9-3 game. After an Alex Copeland double to left field scored Carroll to make it 9-4, Lott retired Colton Hall and Marcelle Carter before giving up a run-scoring single to Aaron Draper that cut the Nevada lead to 9-5. – Return to top – The rubber-game of the series starts Sunday at noon at Sullivan Field. The game has been moved up due to potential inclement weather. The Huskies struck early as they batted around in the bottom of the first. Clay reached on an error by PVAMU third baseman Angel Avalos, then he stole second. Senior third baseman Curtis Jones fouled out to the catcher for the second out, but senior catcher Samm Wiggins delivered an RBI single to leftcenter. Nehrir singled up the middle and junior designated hitter Austin Saenz was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Alvarez ripped a two-run single to leftcenter, then Saenz scored on a passed ball to stake HBU to a 4-0 lead. – Return to top – South Alabama got another big day from Barnes who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs. DeGallier landed a double shy of the cycle, going 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Mike Dolloff pitched four innings in relief and picked up the win. For more information, follow the Privateers on Twitter @UNOPrivateers and@Privateers_BSB or like us on Facebook. Shawn Semple got his first collegiate start and held the Jaguars scoreless through the first three innings, navigating out of a couple of jams in the process. Semple gave up his first and only run in the fourth when DeGallier tripled to lead off the inning and was driven home by a sac fly off the bat of Ryan Raspino. That was all for Lott, who gave way to Zach Wilkins. But Wilkins was greeted by back-to-back singles from Beasley and Tyler Eager, the latter of which drove in Draper to make it a 9-6 game. With the tying run at the plate in the form of Russell Crippen, Nevada head coach Jay Johnson went to the bullpen one last time to bring in closer Adam Whitt. Matt Danton pitched six complete innings for the home team, allowing four hits, no runs and striking out seven on the day. Danton gave up a double down the right-field line to begin the game but settled down soon after, sitting down the next 13 batters he saw. Grant Borne got the start for the Colonels, tossing four innings with three hits, four strikeouts and an unearned run. Ryan Deemes (1-0) earned the victory, throwing three scoreless innings with three hits while fanning two batters. Stuart Holmes was awarded the save, pitching in the final inning without giving up a single hit to preserve the victory. The series will conclude with a 1 p.m. start tomorrow. Alex Smith will get the ball for the Privateers and will be opposed by Joey Jones. Kingsley picked up his first win of the season after having tossed six innings and allowed only three earned runs, and struck out six. – Return to top – Individual game tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased online at www.LionSports.net/Tickets or through the baseball box office, which opens one hour before first pitch. The Colonels (1-1) struggled at the plate in Friday’s loss to the Seawolves (1-1), but had no trouble on Saturday as they registered 10 hits from five different batters. The Huskies tacked on three in the eighth on an RBI single by junior leftfielder Brandon Morones and sacrifice flies by Payetta and Jones to extend their lead to 8-1. The McNeese bullpen came into play again in Saturday’s contest when senior Cory LaPeze took the mound in the seventh inning to relieve Kingsley. LaPeze was credited with his fourth career save after having allowed no hits and no runs to score and struck out two batters in the last three frames. Troy (3-0), however, rallied behind a three-run home run by leadoff hitter Matt Sanders, who finished 4-for-6 with five RBIs. McNeese responded with two runs of its own in the bottom frame as senior Connor Lloyd’s ground out to shortstop allowed catcher Cameron Toole to cross the dish while freshman Bryce Packard took advantage of a Lions’ wild pitch to up the ante at 6-2. Facing a 4-0 deficit, UAPB responded in the top of the fourth inning and scored two runs to cut the lead in half. Deitrich picked up the win for Nevada, while Whitt earned a save and Mason was tagged with the loss. Copeland was 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Wildcats, while Beasley and Eager had two hits apiece. Isaac Anderson picked up the win for the Shockers, tossing six innings and allowing three runs on five hits. Sam Hilliard, who started as the designated hitter, picked up the save with three innings of relief. Johnson (1-0) set the tone early for his performance, striking out the first four batters he faced. A junior from Salina, Oklahoma, he fanned seven in seven innings of work. The transfer from Neosho County (Ks.) C.C. surrendered the one unearned run on six hits and a pair of walks to earn his first win. The series concludes Sunday with a 2 p.m. first pitch. Illinois 8, Lamar 1 & Lamar 9, New Mexico State 2Recap to follow. – Return to top –
Dear Editor,Early in 2012, at which time I was a member of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region 2 (Pomeroon/Supenaam), I suggested at a RDC meeting that to ease traffic congestion at the Supenaam Car and Mini Bus Park, more parking space can be provided by placing a concrete culvert, sand fill and cap the drain in front of the area stretching from the Guyana Forestry Commission building to the Amerindian Hostel. This idea was discussed at subsequent meetings, including the meetings of the Works and Agriculture Committee, a statutory body of the RDC of which I was also a member at the time.It is certainly important to note that in February of 2013, I resigned as a member of the RDC and all the other Committees; namely Works and Agriculture, Local Government and Land Selection.That was after I took up an appointment in Region 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and was unable to ground with the people as often as I use to thereby giving them the level of representation they had become accustomed to, and well and truly deserved.I am not sure if any further discussion had taken place at any meeting or forum from then to now; anyone looking at that area in question, at first glance would agree how good a suggestion it was, and definitely is, because by placing a culvert, sand fill and capping, you will be beautifying the area, preventing the public road and state property from eroding during heavy rainfall, and most importantly creating parking space for about sixty more vehicles and in so doing, significantly reduce the total confusion due to the traffic congestion.It is a wonderful idea that both the RDC and the Neighbourhood Democratic Council should explore. It was done at Charity where there was a longer, wider and deeper drain; it can and must be done at Supenaam.Archie CordisFormer AFCCouncillorRegion 2
Congo Town – If you imagined a beach jam being all about loads of smashing hits and artists, people laughing and sharing fun while swimming in nearby puddles created by the ocean, think again! During HottFm’s Beach Jam over the weekend, held at Bernard’s Beach, HottFm’s CEO DJ Blue and one of Liberia’s top DJ’s, Weego Zico-Fresh Boy, held the show down by doing the unbelievable, taking it all off – literally.With performances by “Why She Cry” hitmaker Too Sweet, “Bartender” hitmaker F Dot A Dot, “Sender” songwriter Geno, “Look What You Done To Me” artist Cypha D King, and a bunch of others, the crowd was under hypnosis by their newest sensation DJ Mcgrady and the professional sounds coming from the state-of-the-art stage set up by Fidel Samukai. “I’m the newest on set here to change the game, make things happen around here now,” DJ Mcgrady bluffed.Meanwhile, DJ Blue and his team gave away t-shirts, some of the prizes from their partners. It was amazing watching the youths, some wearing slippers and torn clothes, receiving the holiday spirit through giveaways.“I love HottFm, they really know how to touch the people,” stated Musa, a fan who won a chance to sit in on Saturday’s flyest entertainment show, “Disturbing the Peace”.Meanwhile, the ultimate showstopper was when it was time for DJ Blue and his crew to step off the stage and let the artist perform. It began when Weego-Zico took off his shirt and threw it into the crowd, and then everything else followed.After throwing his bangles, beads on his neck, and hat to the excited crowd, when Weego Z-co noticed that there was nothing else left on his skin to throw at the crowd, he took off his US$62 shorts and threw that as well. There was a burst of movements and screams as hundreds ran towards every item that was being thrown by Weego. And then a pair of size 12 shoes followed…’them were DJ BLUE’s.’“Che! These two really killing us oh! Throw yourself too, Blue,” shouted someone in the audience.Weego-Zico now stood half naked in a pair of boxers on a some footies, looking incredibly impressed and pleased with himself for amusing his fans.Who said a beach jam is all about flying blown up balls, kites flying and ladies in bikinis? Just ask HottFm fans what it’s all about.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is working to restore power in the Cecil Lake, Clayhurst and Goodlow areas.The outage started at 5:40 a.m. Saturday and is affecting over 500 customers. The cause of the outage is still under investigation and crews are on site working to restore power.There is no estimate on when power will be restored.- Advertisement -For more updates, visit www.bchydro.com/outages
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Professional Fire Fighters will match donations up to $5,000 for 4-year-old Natalie who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.In a post on Facebook, the group said they would match up to $5,000 with a goal of raising $10,000 to help Natalie’s family with the cost of travelling to Vancouver during her treatment. A GoFundMe campaign was also created for the family but is only halfway to the $20,000 goal.Donations made to the Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society can receive a tax receipt. To make a donation, contact Adam at 250-264-2857 or call the Fire Department at 250-785-4333.- Advertisement -Several groups and residents created fundraisers for Natalie in December to also help the family. The Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society also made a sizeable donation at that time.The Fire Fighters also shared the following update from Natalie’s mother.“Natalie has recently started round 4 chemo, and is tolerating things quite well. Most days her energy level and appetite are back full force. She is well on her way to finishing the first part of the treatment plan which consists of 2 more rounds of chemo and a major surgery to remove her main tumour between her liver and kidney. After that point, we are moving into the second phase which is bone marrow transplants, and radiation. As a family we are doing ok with things, she misses her sisters and misses mom when I am back in FSJ with the other two girls. They haven’t seen her yet but hopefully, we can get them down there soon to visit unfortunately the cost of extra medications and living down there is proving to be a bit challenging without the weight of flights added as well. All in all, she is an incredibly strong-willed child and is starting to come back to her normal self which we are all grateful for no less! “Advertisement
STUDIO CITY – His gun belt still crackling new, LAPD rookie Munish Bharadwaja strolled down Ventura Boulevard one recent afternoon, past glam boutiques, holistic spas, independent bookstores and vegan cafes. Bharadwaja and partner Brian Casey walked a mile but spotted nothing unusual except the hearty salutations from people happy to see two fully uniformed officers walking the beat. “We’re glad you’re here!” shouted a painter perched high atop a ladder. “Thank you sir!” replied an enthusiastic Bharadwaja. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe two young officers made no arrests, foiled no crime. But Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton hopes their routine walk – and thousands more like it – will change the face of policing in Los Angeles. “There have been similar programs in New York and Chicago, and New York speaks for itself as one of the safest cities,” said Lt. Nick Zingo, who oversees the foot patrol portion of the recruits’ training. Bratton handed down the order for foot patrol last August, requiring each class to complete about three weeks of beat patrol before graduating. The goal is to allow rookie police officers the chance to be seen in a positive light, as well as boost public safety. Once they’re in cars, Zingo said, the public views them as just another badge on a blue uniform. “When coppers go out in cars on patrol with their training officers, they see a lot of negative things,” he said. “When you call the police, you don’t call the police for a cup of coffee. You call them when there’s been a crime. That first contact is negative. There’s not a lot of time for public relations.” Last week, recruits flooded the San Fernando Valley, along Ventura and Van Nuys Boulevard. Plans include rotating each new graduating class throughout the Valley. “I can tell you that every geographic area we’ve been in, we’ve seen a significant decrease in crime,” Zingo said. “When they go up and down the street, it’s amazing how many times people say we’re glad to see you.” On the first night the recruits were out walking Mission Division’s tough Foothill Boulevard, no crime was reported, said Valley Deputy Chief Michel Moore. “They extinguished crimes of opportunity before they happened,” Moore said. “It’s a great opportunity for the communities in the San Fernando Valley to be given these added resources. When you get police spread out on a foot beat, good things happen.” During his budget announcement Thursday, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked about making the foot patrols a permanent part of police training. “Our budget sets in motion the plan to expand the LAPD by 1,000 officers over the next five years by hiring and recruiting 650 officers in the coming fiscal year,” Villaraigosa said. “As we recruit more officers, we’ll expand foot patrols like this one so that Angelenos won’t have to wait to see the result of their investments.” Meanwhile, back on Ventura Boulevard, Bharadwaja and Casey examined parked cars for possible violations. They each carried pamphlets advising motorists to lock up parked cars and to keep valuables hidden from possible thieves. Casey, a tall, lean 24-year-old from Northern California, and Bharadwaja called walking the beat a privilege, saying it was an honor to finally wear an LAPD uniform after eight months of rigorous physical training and memorizing hundreds of codes for violations. “I can’t think of anything more rewarding that I’d like to do,” said 34-year-old Bharadwaja, who was a vice president of a telecommunications company in Orange County before enlisting in the academy. He holds a degree in social ecology, but he always wanted to help people and police work beckoned. “The public has received us well,” he said. “If we can prevent something from happening, then it proves this works.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Financial Workshop for nonprofits, 9-11 a.m. at the SCV Resource Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $20. Call (661) 250-3720. Balloon Lady will visit, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m. at Centre Pointe Collision Center, 21150 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 702-6977. Canyon Country Advisory Committee will meet, 7-9 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Al Ferdman at (661) 713-9344. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. THURSDAY Le Tip Business Network Group will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333 or visit www.allvalleyletip.com. 38th AD Democratic organization meeting, 7 p.m. at Carrows Restaurant, 18505 Devonshire St., Northridge. Contact Carole Lutness at email@example.com. Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association will meet, 6 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 287-3260.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Garage Sale fundraiser for Circle of Hope, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 24736 Oak Creek Ave., Newhall. Call Kelly Phen at (661) 259-2003. Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Call (661) 255-6410. Reptile Club will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call 250-7721. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Emblem Club will have a social, 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500.
1 England are trying to enjoy the moment after booking their place at the 2018 World Cup but Gareth Southgate’s side know they face a battle to win the hearts and minds of a sceptical public.The likes of Portugal, Holland and Italy might cast an envious eye at the Three Lions’ qualification with a trip to Lithuania still to go but Thursday’s arduous Wembley win over Slovenia – a grind on the pitch and a trial in the stands – felt anything but celebratory.Harry Kane’s injury-time effort at least ensured they crossed the line with a victory but with tens of thousands of seats left unclaimed, and those in attendance more entertained by their own paper planes than events on the field, the challenge was to re-engage with a careworn fanbase.Asked if he was enjoying the tricky challenge of leading his country, Southgate said with a chuckle: “Weirdly, I am. Although I am not certain I am standing here thinking ‘well, isn’t it brilliant to qualify for the World Cup, I am feeling all the love’ but I get it.”Euro ’96 is held as the high watermark for the national side in the Premier League era, with an entertaining team capturing the wider imagination on home soil before crashing out to Germany in a semi-final shootout.Southgate, of course, missed the decisive penalty in that match and now finds himself in charge of rekindling the old affection.“They might find it difficult to find much love for me with my history with England! I’ve managed to shoulder that for 20 years,” he said.“My job, my first objective, is to get the country to a World Cup finals. Then make the team as good as we possibly can and that’s what I intend to do. “The more we can play football which excites people and score goals, will of course start to win people over. We’re in an era where it must be difficult for the supporters to relate to players because of what they earn and all of the hullabaloo that is around them. But these are good kids, desperate to play for England.”The treasured status of Euro ’96 relies on many things, including a timeless anthem from the Lightning Seeds, but central to the memory is an England team who conjured Paul Gascoigne’s wonder goal against Scotland and a 4-1 demolition of Holland.All of which provides proof that England do not need to lift the the trophy in Russia next summer to make their mark.“I think to go into the latter stages would be looked on as a success if I’m being honest,” said defender Gary Cahill.“I’m not saying let’s go out in the latter stages and then it’s been great. We’ve seen when England reached the semis in 1996, when Gareth was there, and I remember as a boy that felt massive. Yet we didn’t win.“From the fans’ perspective, if you look at the last time we won anything for England it was a long, long time. So naturally they don’t expect. But I’d like to think everyone is positive and behind us.”Joe Hart, the squad’s most experienced hand with 74 caps and two World Cup campaigns already under his belt, added: “We want to be part of that one special team that does something. It’s not to prove people wrong, it’s to make people happy.“There’s no bigger bug or buzz than being part of a good national team. I really enjoyed my good memories of 1996 and I’d love to give that feeling to some other children.”It is unlikely those youngsters who witnessed this week’s dour encounter felt that magic and Cahill admitted it made for an unusual night at Wembley.“It was a bit strange,” he said. “Of course you want the fans on-side. You want the whole country to be behind the team. It wasn’t fantastic on the eye and yes, there’s a lot we still have to learn, but we’re trying to deliver with a young team.”Hart sympathises with those who have felt let down in recent times, because he counts himself among them.“I’m an England fan too,” he said.“As well as walking off the field gutted at the last tournaments as a player, I understand how people feel. It’s our job to change that. The only way to do that is by doing well at a tournament.“People probably are going to be cynical but at the back everyone’s minds, they want us to do well.” Gareth Southgate