first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was to be the highlight of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s celebration of his first 100 days in office. The setting was perfect – the ornate, 27th-floor Tom Bradley Tower room at City Hall. The attendance was perfect – a dozen television cameras, national and local media and even some bloggers, along with staffers and commission nominees. Yet, as Villaraigosa prepared to offer a Spanish-language version of his remarks, the room went silent. A television cameraman had pulled the plug on the mayor. Aware that, without a camera, anything he might do would not be caught for posterity, Villaraigosa stalled for time by chatting amiably as city workers tried to fix the problem. As the minutes ticked by, Villaraigosa got into the act, pointing to wires that could be the problem and even trying to sort out the different cables. Even that drew a positive spin from his supporters, with one saying, “See, that’s hands-on leadership.” If there is one major difference between being mayor and being a member of the City Council, it’s the access, Villaraigosa noted at one point last week. “Some days, I still can’t believe that I’m mayor,” Villaraigosa said. “But then I start making calls to people, and they get on the phone. That’s the biggest difference. When you’re the mayor, everyone returns your call.” Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger long has been accustomed to getting various offers in exchange for his support, but local union leader Julie Butcher thought she had an offer he couldn’t refuse. Butcher, general manager of Local 347 of the Service Employees International Union that represents some 10,000 Los Angeles city workers, sent a letter to the governor asking him to sign AB 1536, a measure by Assemblywoman Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles. The measure would give security officers working for the city the power to make arrests without being held personally liable. Butcher pointed to law-enforcement support for the proposal, including the Los Angeles Police Protective League. But then she threw in a kicker: “If you sign this bill, I will change my party registration.” Apparently it didn’t impress the governor. He vetoed the bill. Maybe it was because Butcher didn’t say she would vote for Schwarzenegger. Retired Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Ron Bergmann, long the San Fernando Valley’s highest-ranking cop, was saluted recently by fellow officers, elected officials and local power brokers. And many swear they saw the unexpected: A tear in Bergmann’s eye as he was honored at the Universal Sheraton. Bergmann, a police officer for more than 32 years, won praise from a diverse cast that included everyone from one-time boss Councilman Bernard Parks to his boss Bill Bratton and Valley gang-intervention leader William “Blinky” Rodriguez. In all, more than 300 people praised Bergmann, including council members Wendy Greuel, Dennis Zine and Parks; former Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski; state Sen. Richard Alarcon; former Assemblywoman Paula Boland; Valley leader Bert Boeckmann; and a host of current and former LAPD brass. Bratton said he would have preferred Bergmann, who became known for his innovative anti-gang programs, had stayed on the job. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he is considering naming Bergmann to a post as city gang czar to oversee all of the city’s programs. Daily News staff writer Beth Barrett contributed to this report. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Things That Caught My EyePrepare to feel old and super unaccomplishedRedmond “Red” Gerard won the first U.S. medal of Pyeongchang, taking a gold in the men’s slopestyle snowboarding competition. Gerard is the youngest — only 17 years old — male American to take a Winter Olympics gold medal since 1928. [NPR]Team Canada crushed OARThe Canadian women’s hockey team shut out the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0, thanks to Ann-Renee Desbiens making 18 saves over the course of the game. Canada is a juggernaut in women’s hockey, as this is its 21st straight win in Olympic competition. [CBC]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?He probably shouldn’t have said thatSemen Elistratov is one of the 169 athletes who are from Russia and competing under the Olympic banner rather than their country’s as part of Russia’s penalties incurred for operating a massive top-to-bottom doping operation. He’s also the first Olympic athlete from Russia to medal, taking a bronze in the 1500m short-track speed skating competition and used his time in the limelight to dedicate the medal to Russians banned from the game in “a hard and unfair way,” which normally would be standard nationalist jock talk but in this case spurred an investigation given the rules Olympic athletes have about making political statements. [BBC]Try out our brand new super fun quiz, Which Winter Olympic Sport Is Best For You? I got ski jumping! 1-2-3Congratulations to Norway, which led by Simen Hegstad Kruger took the gold, silver and bronze medal in the 15km + 15km cross country skiathlon event. Kruger was stuck in a collision early on and fell to last place out of 68 but mounted a comeback for the ages to finish first. [BBC]North and South play togetherNorth Korea and South Korea teamed up to play women’s hockey together, a fascinating diplomatic overture. The team fell to the Swiss 0-8 on Saturday, but the stunning display of unity is a potential opportunity for cross-border collaboration. The two countries have been technically at war since a 1953 armistice but proved no effort for the Bronze medalists of Sochi. [Reuters]Reverse sweep!In a decisive playoff series, the London Spitfire defeated the upstart Houston Outlaws and then the powerhouse New York Excelsior in a 3-2 reverse sweep to win the first Overwatch League round one playoff series and the $100,000 that comes with. [Kotaku]Leaks from Slack: micah:can I ask a non-sports fan dumb question: Is John McDaniels turning down that head coaching job basically proof that Belichick is gonna step aside soon?neil:If I had to bet, I would bet there is some kind of succession plan in place – not sure when, but McDaniels basically torpedoed his head coaching chances anywhere else by screwing the Colts at the last secondkyle:yeah doesn’t have to be soon, but that was heavily implied by the salary cap stuffPredictions NBA All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetNice. We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more NBA predictions read more

first_img Related Items:escape artist, Genmessome Presandieu, police, resisting arrest, Rolyn Cassema, two counts of assaulting a police officer, unlawful entry Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Jul 2015 – Serious charges for a 20 year old resident, originally from Haiti who appears to be some sort of an escape artist. Police report that Genmessome Presandieu also known as Rolyn Cassema was charged for a battery of concerning offenses including: unlawful entry, two counts of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and more vexing having a gun while allegedly resisting arrest and having ammunition for that gun, the charge added is also endangering lives.No bail was granted for the ‘Houdini’ who appeared in court yesterday. There were some smaller arrests including a 57 year old, Five Cays man, who has to answer charges for allegedly stealing three bottles of Johnnie Walker whisky from IGA; a 29 year old Venetian Road resident who was charged for damage to property and using a weapon to cause fear and a 28 year old of Five Cays man, for fighting. Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:Inaugural National Honors and Awards, national heritage day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – It is a public holiday on Monday; Turks and Caicos for the second time celebrates October 12th as National Heritage Day with national flag motorcades in each of the inhabited islands. For the first time this year, the National Honors and Awards will be presented and the ceremony is set for Parade Grounds in the capital, Grand Turk at 10am on Monday. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgArsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat holds Ousmane Dembele in a high regard, amid the uncertainty surrounding his Barcelona futureThe 21-year-old forward has struggled to make an impact at Camp Nou following his €105m transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.And now Dembele’s troubles at Barcelona have been brought into the spotlight amid reports of an uneasy relationship with manager Ernesto Valverde.Due to this, Dembele has been linked with a January move to Arsenal with Barcelona legend Rivaldo suggesting that the Frenchman is trying to force an exit.Now Mislintat, who helped recruit Dembele to Dortmund while he worked at the German club, has done little to deny these reports.“I saw him, he had not even played for Stade Rennes in the first team,” Mislintat told Zeit.“I bet he did not know which foot he used in certain situations because he just did not think about it.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I felt this is a really special player.”Mislintat, who joined Arsenal last year and helped wager a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, holds no hard feelings towards Dembele for his behaviour in the summer of 2017.Upon learning of Barcelona’s interest in him, Dembele refused to attend training sessions at Dortmund in an attempt to force a move to Catalonia.“Ousmane did not come to training – right,” added Mislintat.“But this ability to develop strategies to exploit every gap was worth gold on the field.“Ousmane decided to play games for us and was significantly responsible for the 2017 cup victory.“Many of these top players who make the difference come from different environments, where they became hungry for promotion and success. They have a special intrinsic motivation.”last_img read more

Random Toe-tally related stories ‘Yeti’ footprints seen by Indian Army raise ridiculous questions This might be the worst Bigfoot sighting video of all time 1 Yetis and UFOs and sea monsters, oh my! (pictures) Comment On Wednesday, the FBI Records Vault Twitter account brought our attention to an intriguing set of documents involving the agency’s role in a Bigfoot investigation in 1976 and 1977. The collection spans 22 pages of correspondence and newspaper clippings starting with a letter the FBI sent in response to Peter Byrne, director of The Bigfoot Information Center in Oregon. The New York Times profiled Byrne’s work in 1976. He’s a former professional hunter who took up the futile cause of trying to prove Bigfoot is real.fbihairsampleEnlarge ImageThe FBI examined this mysterious hair sample. FBI Byrne asked the FBI to analyze a sample consisting of “15 unidentified hairs and tissue.” Byrne wrote he thought the hairs “may be of importance.” The documents reveal a history of Bigfoot-related letters and memos leading up to the FBI Laboratory agreeing to examine the mystery hair. After a battery of tests and comparisons, the FBI reached a definite conclusion. It was no Bigfoot. The sample came from a creature in the deer family.This no doubt came as a disappointment to Byrne, who’s known for his book The Hunt for Bigfoot. Byrne remains a notable and controversial figure among Bigfoot aficionados. His persistence with the FBI back in the ’70s has gifted us a very entertaining FBI Vault file to enjoy, but we’re still waiting on some hard evidence that shows Bigfoot isn’t just a fantasy. Share your voice In the ’70s, G-men untangled a hairy case. Now you can comb through the archives and brush up on the details. Feargus Cooney/Getty Images Back in the days of bell bottoms, the FBI was willing to entertain the notion that Bigfoot, the mythical giant furry humanoid, might be more than a flight of fancy. The FBI Records Vault is an online Freedom of Information Act Library stocked with thousands of scanned documents covering fascinating and bizarre topics ranging from the Roswell UFO incident to a background investigation of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Tags 13 Photos read more

first_imgBithiri Sathi and Savitri on TV show TeenmaarScreenshot of V6 News Telugu’s YouTube videoJyothi, who is popularly known as Savitri, is said to have quit hit TV show Teenmaar to take part in Akkineni Nagarjuna’s Bigg Boss Telugu 3. Bithiri Sathi is shocked to learn about her decision.Jyothi and Chevella Ravi rose to fame with their stint as a news presenter Savitri and reporter Bithiri Sathi, respectively, on TV show Teenmaar. Sathi was recently seen judging TV show Joolakataka along with Udayabhanu. Now, Savitri is rumoured to be entering Bigg Boss Telugu 3 as a contestant.Bigg Boss Telugu 3 is set to go on air from July 21 and the makers are yet to announce the names of participants of the show. Rumour-mongers have named several celebs as the contestants of the reality TV show and Savitri is one among them. The speculations doing the rounds after she quit TV show Teenmaar.Talking about her decision, Bithiri Sathi said that it was a big surprise for him as well as the owners of the TV channel, which airs Teenmaar. “It was very shocking but it can happen any day. All we can do now is wish her the best for her future endeavours,” Ravi recently told the Times of India.Bithiri Sathi said that he does not have any official confirmation on Savitri entering Bigg Boss Telugu 3, “I was aware of the speculations too. But I never believed in them. I don’t know if these speculations are true too. But again, who doesn’t want to see a popular face like Savitri on a show like Bigg Boss?” he added.When asked about Jyothi’s chances of success in Bigg Boss Telugu 3, Bithiri Sathi said, “Keeping success and failure aside, she is a good human being and I’m sure people will also get to know the same through Bigg Boss. She will be her charming self in the show as well.”last_img read more

first_img“Some parliamentary constituencies are re-demarcated by the Election Commission ahead of every national election, which created controversies and cast adverse impacts on public mind. So, there’s no need for delimitation of constituencies (before next election),” the party said in one of their written proposals. The Election Commission on 24 August last started dialogues with 40 registered political parties to receive their opinions over the EC’s preparation for the 11th national election likely to be held in December 2018. Another proposal says, “The army will have to be kept deployed one month before the election to maintain peace and order. The army members will be engaged to provide security to voters and candidates on the election. And the army will have to be kept in the field to maintain peace and order till 15 days after the voting day.” A 14-member Bikalpadhara delegation, led by its chief and also former president AQM Badruddoza, placed a 13-point proposal participating in an EC dialogue held at Nirbachan Bhaban with chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair. The dialogue began at 11am. The party, however, proposed deployment of army for 45 days from 30 days before the election and restoration ‘No Vote’ provision. AQM Badruddoza ChowdhuryBikalpadhara Bangladesh on Tuesday urged the Election Commission (EC) not to re-demarcate the parliamentary constituencies ahead of the next general election saying that it will invite controversies. Bikalpadhara secretary general major (Retd) Abdul Mannan was also among the delegation members.last_img read more

first_imgShahidul AlamPhotographer Shahidul Alam has been taken to the police’s Detective Branch (DB) office on Minto Road for interrogation about the ongoing student protest demanding safe roads in the capital, confirmed joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Monday.Joint commissioner (intelligence division) Abdul Baten informed the media about this around 10:00am.A group of plainclothes people picked up photographer Shahidul Alam from his Dhanmondi residence on Sunday night after giving an interview with Qatar-based news agency Al Jazeera over the ongoing student agitation for safe roads in Bangladesh, according to his partner Rehnuma Ahmed.Quoting security guard Md Jalal, Shahidul’s colleague ASM Rezaur Rahman told Prothom Alo that at least 15 vehicles took position near Shahidul’s residence on Dhanmondi 9/A Road around 8:30pm on Sunday.A Hiace microbus entered the garage of the building forcefully and some plainclothes got down from the vehicle, claiming to be members of DB, he added.They went to Shahidul’s flat at the 3rd floor, picked him up and took him away in the microbus, ASM Rezaur Rahman went on saying.“The plainclothes men shut down the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and snatched away the DVR box where CCTV footages were kept right after entering the building,” he added.Shahidul’s partner Rehnuma said that the microbus had Popular Life Insurance written on it.Popular YouTuber Salman Muqtadir, earlier, was allegedly picked up by a group of people from TV station in the capital’s Tejgaon. He was, however, released after an hour, said Salman’s mother.last_img read more

first_img Share Red, White and Blue show hosts examine the state of school safety in Texas. Discussion topics include violence prevention in regard to spotting mental-health “red flags,” gun safety laws, school security, and more. With guests Haley Carter, Chair of the Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence; Texas State Senator Larry Taylor (District 11); and Paul Cordova, Houston Independent School District Chief of Police. Original air date: September 14, 2018.Watch more episodes of Red White and Bluelast_img read more