first_imgWITH Kennedy High School of Granada Hills securing its seventh city title – and its first since 2000 – the San Fernando Valley has once again demonstrated its baseball-diamond dominance. To win the championship, Kennedy had to defeat not one but two Valley powerhouses along the way, perennial contenders El Camino Real and Chatsworth. But Kennedy isn’t the only local champion. Over the weekend, Valencia High School, Oaks Christian and Viewpoint of Calabasas all secured titles in their respective boys’ volleyball divisions. High school sports play a vital role in teaching kids the virtues of teamwork, discipline and sacrifice. And as the latest batch of titles shows us yet again, the Valley area has a proud tradition of excellence in high school sports. We salute and congratulate all of our local champs – the players, their parents, their coaches and fans. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 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

first_imgThe State Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday alleged that Bangladeshi goons hired by the ruling CPI(M) attacked its supporters picketing in Boxanagar in Sepahijala district during the Tripura bandh called by the party in protest against the killing of senior journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik.“The unprovoked attack left nine of our supporters injured. Three of them were shifted to G.B. Hospital here after their condition deteriorated,” State BJP president Biplab said Kumar Deb.The BJP had called a 12-hour strike and the Congress a 24-hour bandh on Thursday in protest against the gunning down of Mr. Bhowmik at the headquarters of 2nd battalion of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) in Radha Kishore Nagar near here on Tuesday. He was working as a crime reporter with a daily, Syandan Patrika.Battalion Commandant Tapan Debbarma and his bodyguard Nandalal Reang have been arrested on murder charge and their services have been terminated.The police said at least 25 supporters of the BJP, the Congress and the CPI(M) were injured in sporadic clashes during the strike and several of them were admitted to hospitals. Some 400 BJP leaders and workers were arrested across the State on charge of disruption of public order.The strike called by the two Opposition parties evoked complete response with government offices, educational institutions and business establishments remaining closed. Vehicular traffic remained off the road and national highways.Local newspapers condemned the murder by leaving their editorial space blank.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Brewster hauled off U23 pitch after just 15 minsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Rhian Brewster was hauled off the U23 pitch yesterday after just 15 minutes.The Mirror says Brewster was substituted after just 15 minutes of Liverpool under 23s clash with Derby in response to Divock Origi’s injury.Belgium international Origi was forced out of the first team’s lunchtime victory over Newcastle with an ankle issue.While Origi limped off in the 37th minute at Anfield, Neil Critchley had already named Brewster in his starting XI for the youth side on the other side of Liverpool for the 3pm kick off.A message was sent to Melwood soon after to take Brewster off as a precaution ahead of the Reds’ Champions League opener with Napoli on Tuesday.Origi will undergo a scan in the next few days, but while Jurgen Klopp waits for the results he is ready to promoted 19-year-old Brewster to the travelling squad to Italy. last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Foden won’t leave – not even for €500Mby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has made it clear that Phil Foden will not be sold.Guardiola says the midfielder will not be allowed to leave.”We did not accidentally sign a new contract with Foden,” he said. “He’s the only player who will not be sold under any circumstances – the only one. Not even for 500 million euros.”Phil is City. We will not sign anyone else for his position.” last_img read more

first_imgCoach Cal whispering something into Tyler Ulis' ear.LAWRENCE, KS – JANUARY 30: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks with Tyler Ulis #3 during the final minutes of overtime in the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on January 30, 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Kentucky had little difficulty getting past Tennessee Tuesday night. After a close first half, the Wildcats (26-0, 13-0 SEC) blew by the Volunteers (14-11, 6-7 SEC) in the final 20 minutes, winning, 66-48. The blowout victory did not come without some physicality, though. Kentucky freshman guard Tyler Ulis appeared to take a hard shot to the face from a Tennessee guard in the first half. Check out this play: Did anyone see this except @BraxtonDsnyder? pic.twitter.com/BdzD94RdK0— Aaron’s Right Shoe (@AaronsRightShoe) February 18, 2015Was it a punch? A shove? Just incidental contact? It’s tough to tell. Whatever it was, it’s something you usually see a foul called for, and there was no whistle blown last night. [KSR]last_img read more

first_imgAvery johnsons smiles at alabama podium.avery johnson alabamaAvery Johnson turned in a pretty decent season in his first year as head coach of Alabama men’s basketball, leading the rebuilding Crimson Tide to an 18-15 record and an NIT berth. Johnson was previously a pretty successful NBA head coach, leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Finals in 2006, competing against great head coaches like the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich.After his first season in Tuscaloosa, Johnson thinks there are some pretty significant similarities between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Popovich, two of the great coaches ever in their respective sports. He discussed those similarities on ESPN’s Mike & Mike this morning. SEC Country transcribed the interview:“You look at Coach Saban, look at all the guys that are going in the first round this year,” Johnson told the show Monday morning. “Those guys, every single day — I’ve been on the practice field with those guys — Coach Saban gets after them really hard. But they listen, they take it and all of those guys are very competitive. Coach Saban and Coach Popovich, they have a lot in common.”…“They’re both about habits, and habits are formed in practice,” Johnson said. “When you look at what happens in the game, it’s a direct reflection on the discipline and details that their teams perform with in practice. Both guys are very, very competitive — I don’t think either of them wants to lose a game of checkers or chess — and they have a high level of expectation every single day with everything that they do.”At first glance, Saban and Popovich don’t seem that similar, but they definitely share a bunch of traits the more you think about it.[SEC Country]last_img read more

first_img Road crash victims represent the highest number of trauma cases seen at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for the first six months of the year.Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said 1,000 victims of motor-vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June.There were over 300 victims of stabbing and more than 200 persons with gunshot wounds.“All of these people go to accident and emergency – many of them operating theatres, many of them have to be placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is astronomical when you look at the cost of the category called trauma,” Dr. Tufton said.He noted that the University of the West Indies (UWI), years ago, mapped the cost to treat an individual that was involved in a motorcycle accident, which amounted to about $16 million.“When they went through all the areas of rehabilitation, the individual suffered head injuries and the (treatment) cost was somewhere in the region of $16 million. That is one individual (who underwent) CT scan, ICU and all other things associated with hospital stay in a situation where the incident could have been minimised,” he said.Dr. Tufton was speaking at the seventh annual ‘On the Road, On the Job’ road-safety workshop organised by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Kingston on November 1.The workshop involved collaboration with the National Safety Council out of the United States.Meanwhile, providing an update on the new Road Traffic Act, Dr. Tufton assured that it will be passed in the Houses of Parliament “this year, for sure… as a lot of work has been done on it”.In July, Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry said the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel had been working on certain changes and the Bill would be sent to the Lower House thereafter.Among the features of the new Road Traffic Act are a restriction on handheld devices while driving and a requirement for drivers to have a licence in their possession while operating a vehicle.In her remarks, Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Paula Fletcher, informed that there were 49 fewer road fatalities as of October 31 when compared to the same period last year.“This represents a 15 per cent decrease in road fatalities, which is pretty encouraging… . We are at 272 fatalities when compared to 321 last year,” Mrs. Fletcher said.She noted that pedestrians and motorcyclists comprise 58 per cent of the road fatalities, with pillion riders pushing the figure further above that amount.Mrs. Fletcher said that more focused effort is needed to reduce the figure, and is urging motorists and other road users to take responsibility for their actions and exercise courtesy on the roads.Held under the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Development through Leadership, Safety Training, Health and Environment, the workshop provided the latest information and best practices across the globe in relation to road and occupational safety. Story Highlights Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said 1,000 victims of motor-vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June. Road crash victims represent the highest number of trauma cases seen at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for the first six months of the year. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, said 1,000 victims of motor-vehicle crashes were treated at the downtown Kingston-based hospital from January to June. There were over 300 victims of stabbing and more than 200 persons with gunshot wounds. “All of these people go to accident and emergency – many of them operating theatres, many of them have to be placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is astronomical when you look at the cost of the category called trauma,” Dr. Tufton said. He noted that the University of the West Indies (UWI), years ago, mapped the cost to treat an individual that was involved in a motorcycle accident, which amounted to about $16 million. “When they went through all the areas of rehabilitation, the individual suffered head injuries and the (treatment) cost was somewhere in the region of $16 million. That is one individual (who underwent) CT scan, ICU and all other things associated with hospital stay in a situation where the incident could have been minimised,” he said. Dr. Tufton was speaking at the seventh annual ‘On the Road, On the Job’ road-safety workshop organised by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Kingston on November 1. The workshop involved collaboration with the National Safety Council out of the United States. Meanwhile, providing an update on the new Road Traffic Act, Dr. Tufton assured that it will be passed in the Houses of Parliament “this year, for sure… as a lot of work has been done on it”. (more) Road Crash…2 In July, Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry said the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel had been working on certain changes and the Bill would be sent to the Lower House thereafter. Among the features of the new Road Traffic Act are a restriction on handheld devices while driving and a requirement for drivers to have a licence in their possession while operating a vehicle. In her remarks, Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Paula Fletcher, informed that there were 49 fewer road fatalities as of October 31 when compared to the same period last year. “This represents a 15 per cent decrease in road fatalities, which is pretty encouraging… . We are at 272 fatalities when compared to 321 last year,” Mrs. Fletcher said. She noted that pedestrians and motorcyclists comprise 58 per cent of the road fatalities, with pillion riders pushing the figure further above that amount. Mrs. Fletcher said that more focused effort is needed to reduce the figure, and is urging motorists and other road users to take responsibility for their actions and exercise courtesy on the roads. Held under the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Development through Leadership, Safety Training, Health and Environment, the workshop provided the latest information and best practices across the globe in relation to road and occupational safety. Dr. Tufton was speaking at the seventh annual ‘On the Road, On the Job’ road-safety workshop organised by Grennell’s Driving School, held at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Kingston on November 1. last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $16.8 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Feb. 22 will grow to approximately $25 million.The Canadian Presslast_img

first_imgThe Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:BNS) TORONTO — Scotiabank has signed a deal to sell its pension and related insurance businesses in the Dominican Republic.The Canadian bank says it will sell Scotia Crecer AFP and Scotia Seguros to Grupo Rizek.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available, but Scotiabank says the transaction is not financially material to the bank.Grupo Rizek is a diversified business group in the Dominican Republic.The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.The sale follows an announcement last month by Scotiabank that it was selling its banking operations in nine Caribbean countries and its insurance operations in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

first_imgWATERTOWN, N.Y. — A survey of businesses in the Thousands Island region along the U.S.-Canada border say this past summer was a strong one for tourism.WWNY-TV in Watertown reports that the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council conducted the survey, and more than 150 businesses in the U.S. and Canada responded with positive feedback.Most reported that that business was booming throughout the summer season, with good weather, the ease of crossing the border and lower water levels along the St. Lawrence River were mentioned as factors.Heavy rains in the spring of 2017 raised water levels on Lake Ontario and the river, hurting many waterside businesses that rely on tourist traffic.More than half of the businesses that responded to the survey say they expect tourism will slightly increase over the next five years.The Associated Presslast_img read more