Firmino strikes late to take Liverpool into Club World Cup final

first_imgLiverpool got off to a flying start and were rewarded with the opening goal in the 12th minute.Salah left the crowd gasping as he produced a stunning pass to release Keita, the midfielder running into the box and lashing a first-time shot past goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero.However, Monterrey’s response was swift, as they drew level within two minutes.Jesus Gallardo’s shot was saved low down by Alisson, but Funes Mori — the brother of former Everton defender Ramiro — was on hand to convert the rebound.– Game plan pays off –The Mexicans grew in confidence after that, with captain Dorlan Pabon, the Colombian international forward, producing one goalbound piledriver that forced a fine save out of Alisson, one of several from the Brazilian goalkeeper.Alisson again denied Pabon early in the second half as he came up with another fine stop from a free-kick, and he was also needed to turn a curling Funes Mori shot around the post midway through the second half.It was then that Klopp sent on Mane for Shaqiri, and soon afterwards it was Alexander-Arnold who entered the fray in place of James Milner. Firmino then came on for Origi late on.Clearly determined to avoid a draining extra half-hour, Klopp’s game plan paid off as Firmino pounced in the 91st minute.“The team played really well and gave everything,” said Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed.“Overall I thought we had the clearest chances and their goalkeeper made four or five big saves. It would have been fairer had the game gone to extra time.”Share on: WhatsApp Doha, Qatar | AFP | Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool edged out Mexican side Monterrey 2-1 at the Club World Cup in Doha on Wednesday and set up a final this weekend against Flamengo.The game had started very well for Jurgen Klopp’s team, with Naby Keita firing them into an early lead, to the delight of almost everyone in the crowd at the Khalifa International Stadium.However, Monterrey quickly drew level through Argentine striker Rogelio Funes Mori and the most recent winners of the CONCACAF Champions League matched the Reds for long spells.But then, just as the game moved into the first of three added minutes, and with extra time looming, Firmino popped up to turn a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross into the net from close range and take the Anfield side through.Having taken time out from their seemingly relentless march towards the Premier League title to come to Qatar, Liverpool will be relieved at coming through this test, and they remain on course to win this competition for the first time.“It was a tough game. They were very aggressive against us. I think the referee didn’t protect us too much but I’m not here to complain about it,” said Mohamed Salah after being named the man of the match.“But I think in the end we showed our quality and we won in the last minute so I think we deserved it.”The victory came despite Klopp being without centre-back Virgil van Dijk due to illness, the Dutchman having previously played in every game this season apart from in the League Cup.Jordan Henderson played in central defence, while Sadio Mane started on the bench along with Firmino and Alexander-Arnold, with Klopp handing starts to the likes of Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi.“It was only possible the hard way,” said Klopp of the way in which his side won.“We had problems before the game, we knew we would have some problems in the game, but I really think the boys did exceptionally well.”At such a busy stage in the season, Klopp also admitted his relief when the winning goal went in, saying: “I was actually afraid of extra time to be honest so I was more than happy when Bobby scored that goal.”last_img

Port of Olympia’s Ed Galligan Named Boss of the Year

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Port of OlympiaEd Galligan, Executive Director, was honored as Boss of the Year at the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Forum. This designation honors exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, execution, ethics, service and/or knowledge.Port of Olympia Executive Director Ed Galligan was named the Thurston County Chamber’s Boss of the Year.Ed was selected to receive this award after being nominated by his employees for demonstrating trust through compassion, patience, and loyalty and encouraging his staff to be innovative, seek continuous learning opportunities, and fully participate in the decision making process at the Port. Under his leadership, the Port received the 2014 Washington Public Ports Association “Port of the Year Award”. Galligan has prioritized environmental innovation under his leadership at the Port. The Port recently built a state-of-the-art storm water treatment facility for the Marine Terminal Operations. This nationally and regionally recognized facility has won numerous awards for its ingenuity in addressing our region’s concerns over the long-term health of Puget Sound.  In addition, under his leadership, both the Swantown Marina and Swantown Boatworks have received national recognition for their environmental stewardship initiatives. Ed understands that through innovation, the needs of the environmental can be met in a manner that is consistent with the culture of the community within which the Port operates. Saint Martin’s University business students played an important role in the selection process by interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.Boss of the Year is a designation produced by the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, with sponsorship provided by Fisher Jones Family Dentistry and Pardiman Productions. Other 2016 honorees are Kevin Johnston, Capital Mall and Rozanne Garman, RHD Enterprises.last_img

Horse Racing Results

first_imgWEather: Fine; Track: GoodRace 1 1300 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. LEGAL ARENA SEllis 55.02. BRAVE HEART HPottinger3 51.0 10L3. MR. GRAND NATIONAL JAnderson 55.0 Neck4. CONNOR JPatterson3 52.0 1LWIN: $77.00PLACE: $72.00, $134.00, $142.00Final Time : 1:22.4 Splits : 24.3, 49.1, 1:15.1,Winner : 4yo b colt – LEGAL PROCESS out of LADY BANGALORE by JOESLEWTrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : WINSTON A RUSSELLBred by JAGHAI O.D., J.P., HENRY WILLIAMQuinella : (7,9) $362.00 Exacta : (9-7) $411.00Superfecta : (9-7-3-8) $3,087.00Race 2 1500 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. STAR NEW VISTA AndrePowell42. FLYING MIRACLE DaneNelson 57.0 31/4L*3. UNBREAKABLE LSteadman2 55.0 21/4L4. JESSIE JAMES BebHarvey3 53.0 31/2LDNF #7 MISS BOSS LADY JAnderson 53.0WIN: $315.00PLACE: $70.00, $68.00, $57.00Final Time : 1:35.0 Splits : 23.1, 46.3, 1:12.4,Winner : 5yo colt – FLOWER ALLEY out of CAN’T CATCH MY CAT byTrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by LIBERATION FARM & BRANDYWINE FARMQuinella : (3,8) $741.00 Exacta : (3-8) $2,077.00D/E : (9-3) $870.00Superfecta : (3-8-2-4) $5,885.00Race 3 1000 M (S) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE -(NW OF AN OVERNIGHT LIFETIME)*1. DWAYNE STAR DaneNelson 56.02. ACTION MAN AChatrie 55.0 31/2L3. DREAMCOMETRUE OEdwards3 50.0 Sh.Head4. MERITONE JInnis3 48.0 2LWIN: $82.00PLACE: $58.00, $67.00, $86.00Final Time : 0:58.2 Splits : 22.3, 45.0, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – STORM CRAFT out of AKIODA by LIVER STANDTrainer : LYNCH,PATRICK T Owner : RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQuinella : (2,7) $125.00 Exacta : (2-7) $211.00D/E : (3-2) $1,150.00Superfecta : (2-7-8-6) $1,986.00Rolling Triple : (9-3-2) $1,157.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES*1. WARTIME JInnis3 49.02. AUNTIE RHONDA WHenry 51.0 3/4L3. FRANCIA’S PRIDE JPatterson3 53.5 1L4. RUBY ROSE DDawkins3 49.0 Sh.Head5. RACKAM’S MISTRESS LSteadman2 54.5 3/4LWIN: $129.00PLACE: $70.00, $72.00, $97.00Final Time : 1:29.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.0, 1:13.3,Winner : 3yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL out of TIME CRISIS by MARQUETRYTrainer : PARCHMENT,WAYNE D Owner : V.M.W.Bred by DR. PAUL R. WRIGHTQuinella : (5,13) $363.00 Exacta : (13-5) $699.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES & MARES*1. PRINCESS STATISTIC LSteadman2 54.02. ROSY PARKS AChatrie 52.5 13/4L3. SONADOR EXPRESS AndrePowell4 51.0 1/2L4. LEILANI JInnis3 50.0 Sh.HeadLate scratch : #9 IMAGE EMPRESSWIN: $143.00PLACE: $75.00, $151.00, $100.00Final Time : 1:16.4 Splits : 23.2, 48.1, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – REGION OF MERIT out of PRINCESS LUE by PAT N JACTrainer : PRINCE,TYRONE A Owner : BARRINGTON G. CAMPBELL & ELVIN J. DUNCANBred by ELVIN DUNCAN & EDGAR LLEWELLYNQuinella : (2,4) $951.00 Exacta : (4-2) $1,489.00D/E : (13-4) $486.00 (13-9) $177.00Superfecta : (4-2-10-8) $4,047.00Rolling Triple : (2-13-4) $652.00D/E : (2-13) $282.00Trifecta : (13-5-1) $714.00Hi-5 : (13-5-1-3-11) $566,674.00Rolling Triple : (3-2-13) $1,233.00Race 6 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. DYSFUNCTIONAL OWalker 55.02. BAY COMMANDER RHalledeen 53.0 5 1/2L3. DUSSELDORF SEllis 56.0 4 1/2L4. NEHEMIAH OEdwards3 50.5 2 1/4L5. SEEKING THE DAWN DDawkins3 52.0 3LWIN: $85.00PLACE: $65.00, $105.00, $77.00Final Time : 1:33.3 Splits : 24.1, 47.1, 1:12.2,Winner : 3yo b colt – HE’STHEREALTHING out of LUSCIOUS by STORM CRAFTTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : BITTER SWEETBred by JEFFREY MORDECAIQuinella : (3,9) $292.00 Exacta : (3-9) $345.00D/E : (4-3) $213.00Trifecta : (3-9-12) $700.00Hi-5 : (3-9-12-11-8) $1,529.50Rolling Triple : (13-4-3) $762.00Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. MEDICAL INSTINCT JPatterson3 51.02. GENUINE ARTICLE WHenry 52.0 2L3. GRAND TRAIN DaneNelson 55.0 8 1/2L4. DR. DEAREST DDawkins3 49.0 Neck5. COOL U BOOTS RMcNaughton 53.0 1 1/4L6. TO THE WORLD JInnis3 51.0 1 1/4LWIN: $122.00PLACE: $66.00, $59.00, $59.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 23.1, 46.3, ,Winner : 5yo ch filly – HOMING INSTINCT out of MEDICAL SOCA by THE MEDICTrainer : HYLTON,PAUL A Owner : OOH-LA-LAABred by DAVID DIXONQuinella : (9,14) $252.00 Exacta : (14-9) $544.00D/E : (3-14) $380.00Trifecta : (14-9-7) $251.00Hit-6 : (14-9-7-12-10-3) $11,126.50Rolling Triple : (4-3-14-14) $988.00Super-6 : (3-2-12-4,9-3-14) $11,758.60Race 8 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. NOLAN HILL DaneNelson 53.02. AFRICA DDawkins3 48.5 4L3. ANOTHER FURY OWhite 50.0 1 1/4L4. MESMERIZE SEllis 53.0 1L5. BUCK CALL JPatterson3 51.5 1 1/2LDNF #4 MISS MYRTLE NBerger4 46.0 5/1DNF #11 DANCING QUEEN OMullings 50.0 16/1Late scratch : #3 POISON GAS, #12 GARY GLITTERWIN: $705.00PLACE: $216.00, $314.00, $134.00Final Time : 1:00.2 Splits : 23.3, 47.2, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS out of NO MONEY NO HONEY by PAT N JACTrainer : SUBRATIE,GARY A Owner read more

Muslims Conduct Mohamed VI Symposium

first_imgSome the Islamic scholars from the Mohamed VI Foundation and other high profile Muslims in Liberia at the symposium. Muslims across Monrovia and its environs yesterday, August 10, commenced a two-day Mohamed VI foundation of Africa Oulrma-Liberia symposium, which is aimed at educating fellow Muslims about tolerance for other religions.The symposium, which is being held under the theme, “Values of Tolerance and Moderation in Islam and its Impact in Ensuring Global Peace,” brought together over 200 Muslims from Liberia as well as scholars from the head office of Mohamed VI Foundation of Africa Oulrma.Muslims at the symposium highlighted that Islam is a religion of the merciful creator that came with lofty values, such as composition, tolerance, forgiveness, solidarity, interdependence, cooperation and righteousness.According to them, “as a whole, it is a system of values governing the behavior of a Muslim, directing him towards doing what is right and spreading goodness, reconciling brethren and protecting bounds of brotherhood as acts intended for personal reform and social cohesion.”Some of the topics the symposium will discuss include, “Values of Tolerance and Moderation in Islam: Its Origin and Relationship to the Objective of Shaire, Moderation, Origin and Lawfulness in Islam, Moderation and its Impact in Appreciating the Teaching of Shaire, Moderation and its Impact in Refuting the Tendency to Radicalism and Approach of Moderation and its Impact in Serving the Values of Tolerance in the Society.”Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf told participants that they will discuss issues that affect the Islamic religion in any negative form or manner.Sirleaf spoke of the willingness of Liberia’s Muslim community to work with the foundation in Morocco, to improve the value of tolerance, and not only to promote but to maintain peace among other religions.He said President George Weah is working towards religious tolerance, “because he supported 32 persons from the Muslim faith to Mecca to attend this year’s Pilgrimage.”Mr. Sirleaf expressed the strong believed that there are no values that can be added to the Islamic faith, “because Allah [God] has given that value,  but a negative public perception of the faith has given people the wrong image of Islam.”According to Mr. Sirleaf, “everything on earth will remain to eternity, but we will return to dust with the good deed to testify before Allah.”The Mohamed VI foundation of Africa Oulrma was founded to unify Muslims in Morocco as well as those in other African countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Sod turned for construction of $130M Food & Drug complex

first_imgBy Vahnu ManikchandConstruction of a modern, multi-million-dollar complex to house the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) is set to commence in the near future. Officials on Monday conducted the ceremonial sod-turning exercise at the site earmarked for the building — within the compound of the University of Guyana (UG) Turkeyen Campus. The completed project is expected to cost $130.7 million.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, turning the sod ahead of construction of the new GA-FDD complexThe project entails construction of a laboratory and administrative building to the tune of $110 million, and procurement of laboratory supplies, quality control aids and proficiency testing materials to the tune of a further $20.7 million. These include fume hoods and a steam digester — both for the Excise laboratory – to be procured at a cost of $11.2 million; two incubators and a hot-air oven for the Microbiology laboratory, to be procured at a cost of $2 million; and five analytical balances for all the laboratories, to be procured at a cost of $7.5 million.The initiative, a collaborative effort between the University’s Faculties of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences and the Ministry of Public Health, aims at facilitating the GA-FDD to be better positioned to fulfill its mandate through accreditation of inspection, analysis and testing.Officials of the Public Health Ministry, UG and the Food and Drug Department at the site where the new complex will be constructedPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence emphasized the importance of the new complex, noting that it would greatly enhance and expand the services that the FA-FDD presently offers. She noted that its present facility falls short of international standards, being housed in the IAST building. The space, she added, is grossly inadequate and disjointed, presenting hazardous conditions of work; compromising the quality of service; and limiting the capabilities of the GA-FDD.“The GA-FDD, along with (the Faculties) of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences, is keen to have this new Laboratory Complex operational as soon as possible, so that the various aspects of (its) work can be efficiently and effectively managed… It is imperative that our international trade is not jeopardised. Further, we recognise that with this new complex, our dependence on external laboratories to conduct analysis on Guyana’s behalf, which have restricted our access to some international markets, (would be lessened) and we (would) be in a better position to monitor, regulate and meet the international standards required to penetrate these markets,” she stated.Minister Lawrence also said that the Public Health Ministry’s mandate is to ensure the health and well-being of citizens as consumers, and this is being carried out through the GA-FDD. As such, she said, GA-FDD personnel must be provided with the requisite tools and facilities to establish the safety and quality of their service.On this note, she added that the international arena is rapidly changing, and Guyana does not want to remain obsolete. In fact, she noted that the country cannot afford to lag behind.“We must be competitive, we must be robust and be able to respond to challenges such as those soon to be presented because of the US Food Safety Modernization Act and new export requirements to European markets, particularly for seafood products.“The overarching principles that emerge are that we must have an efficient and effective laboratory that provides service of the highest quality to all clients, and precise and accurate analytical results that (would) withstand international scrutiny, cement our credibility, and engender customer satisfaction,” she asserted.Vice Chancellor of UG, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, noted that the functions of the UG Natural Sciences Faculty would be significantly improved with the construction of this new complex.The Government Analyst Food and Drug Department is currently housed at the Institute of Applied Science and Technology at the Turkeyen Campus. As part of its mandate, the GA-FDD facilitates analysis, licensing, and certification of locally produced export commodities such as rice, sugar, rum, seafood, processed foods and pharmaceuticals.The GA-FDD is also responsible for ensuring that the distribution, marketing and production of commodities (local and imported) meet the highest standard of quality and safety.Announcement of the new complex was made by Minister Dr. George Norton during the 2017 budget debates.last_img

Mangal, Prashad triumph in Trophy Stall Golf Tourney

first_imgMike Mangal and Patrick Prashad, contenders who had for some time been knocking at the proverbial door, seeking admission among the accomplished golfers on the local scene, were finally able to triumph over their competitors in the Trophy Stall Golf Tournament held on Sunday at the Lusignan Golf Course, ECD.Maurice Solomon though, in his usual inimitable style, continued his winning streak to emerge first in his category of the tournament.The tournament’s top performers. (From L-R): Kevin Dinanauth, Mahesh Shivraj, Mike Mangal, Rabi Sukul, Bridgelall Harry, Patrick Prashad, Richard Haniff, President Aleem Hussain, Robert Hanoman, Dr Joaan Deo and Maurice SolomonThe weather was good, the golf course was in excellent condition, and so was the mood of the golfers as they vied for supremacy in one of the usual highlight tournaments of the year.In the ‘A’ or Championship Flight (handicap 0 – 9,), winners were Mike Mangal 72/80 – 1st place, and youthful Kevin Dinanauth (son of the former Guyana Open champion Mohanlall Dinanauth) 78/81 – 2nd. Receiving honorable mention in this category were Nazeem ‘Papo’ Haniff 81/88, and Richard Haniff, 82/91.In the ‘B’ Flight (handicap 10 – 18), the winners were Patrick Prashad 69/79 – 1st place, and Lekhnarine ‘Mahesh’ Shivraj 71/88 – 2nd place. This category, which has the most golfers of the three categories, usually has as keen competition as the Championship Flight. Other golfers who played well but did not reach the winners’ row were (Club President) Aleem Hussain 73/83; Parmanand ‘Max’ Persaud 75/89; Joaan Deo 75/91; Kalyan Tiwari 76/89; (winner of the Flight in the Crown Mining Tournament of Wednesday, August 22,) Aasrodeen Shaw 77/91, and Gavin Todd 79/96.In the ‘C’ Flight (handicap 19 – 28), winners were Maurice Solomon, 79/100, and Robert Hanoman, 80/128. Mark Lashley, 91/115, also performed creditably in the ‘C’ Flight.Two additional prizes were awarded to Patrick Prashad – one for the Best Gross of 79 and the other for the overall Best Net of 69. Nearest to The Pin was won by David Harry, while the Longest Drive was won by (the often winner) Richard Haniff.last_img

Off-the-wall approach

first_img• Photo Gallery: Bob Downey & Sons’ Paint Shop WHITTIER – A local businessman said graffiti and vandalism have cost him more than $40,000 on abatement and security measures over the past five years. Bill Downey, owner of Bob Downey and Sons’ West Whittier Paint Co., said he’s spent that long removing graffiti, installing security cameras and replacing many damaged windows at his business. Vandals have smashed in, etched on and even shot at his storefront windows, he added. Two years ago, Downey tried a new approach – art. “They seem to respect artwork. Anything we put murals on they wouldn’t touch,” he said, pointing to the decorative murals that now cover his shop windows. “It’s \ not gone 100 percent, but it’s slowed down by 85 percent, and it’s getting a lot better,” he said. Now Downey, 62, finds himself in another battle. Los Angeles County officials have told him the window murals are prohibited, and they’ve given him until the end of this month to remove the art. “Basic county code says that windows can’t be covered by more than 25 percent,” said Pat Hachiya, a planner with the county code enforcement unit. “It’s something that’s been in code for a long time.” According to a county ordinance, temporary window signs cannot cover one- quarter of any single window or of adjoining windows on the same frontage. Hachiya said she’s never heard of window murals. “The concept’s still the same, whether it’s temporary or permanent signage,” added Oscar Gomez, who also works with the county’s zoning ordinances. “It’s a safety issue.” Johnny Dominguez, a West Whittier Paint employee, believes the ordinance should have a gray area. “Maybe they ought to rewrite the law, or rethink the law a little bit,” he said. Dominguez, 79, is quite familiar with the problems of local taggers – he’s the one who cleans up the graffiti at Downey’s shop. He argued that the murals are the only things that have kept taggers and other vandals from ruining Downey’s business. Ruth Keniston, who lives behind West Whittier Paint, said she also appreciates the window murals. “They didn’t do it in a crappy way. They did it in a beautiful way. And I think that should count for something,” Keniston, 41, said. Downey said he intends to address his concerns to the county. He’s gathering paperwork to show the impact of the murals on his abatement efforts. If the county rejects his appeal, Downey said he’ll be forced to board up and stucco his windows to match the rest of his building. But he’s not enthused about that option. “You finally find something that works and kids respect it,” he said. “You don’t think you’re going to fight your own government on it.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Canyons offering Italian study trip

first_img “Studying abroad goes beyond academic enrichment,” said Claudia Acosta, instructor and tour guide for the trip. “It is a transforming experience for students to realize that their social contributions are not limited to Santa Clarita alone, but can extend to the entire globe.” Students will attend a cultural event at the National Palace hosted by the secretaries of education and culture. Students also will visit the World Heritage Site and the Ruins of Leon and stay in Granada, the oldest city in Latin America, and at San Juan Del Sur, a beach on the south Pacific Coast. In Costa Rica, students will stay at Tabacon Hot Springs and Tortuguero, and visit museums and take a boat ride to the Caribbean Tropical Rainforest. For information about the trip, contact Acosta at (661) 362-3530 or at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The trip costs $2,995 per person and includes 15 meals; transportation and transfers by motor coach in Italy; sightseeing tours, including the services of local guides and admission fees to museums; and 10 nights in first-class hotels. Students must pay a $300 deposit by the end of March with the balance due April 20. For information, contact Reynolds at (661) 362-3388 or at Central America session offered VALENCIA – A study tour of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, scheduled for Aug. 6-17, also is being offered by College of the Canyons. Students can earn up to nine units studying Spanish, history and biology during their seven- day stay in Nicaragua and five-day stay in Costa Rica. VALENCIA – College of the Canyons is offering students an opportunity to study abroad in Italy from July 5 to 16. Twelve-day courses in Western Civilization I and II and U.S. History I and II are being offered during a tour of Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples and Pompeii. History professors Brad Reynolds and Robert Cleve will be the tour guides and instructors. “Studying these subjects in Italy allows students the amazing opportunity to visit historic places such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, rather than relying on pictures in textbooks that cannot fully convey their grandeur and historical immortality,” Reynolds said. Some of the historic sites students will visit are the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and the Pantheon. last_img

Mexico keeping slaying suspect

first_imgLaw enforcement officials Monday said it could take years before the man accused of killing Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy David March is brought back to the U.S. to face justice. Armando Garcia, whose real name is Jorge Arroyo Garcia, suspected of fatally shooting the Temple Station deputy on April 29, 2002, during a traffic stop in Irwindale, was captured in Mexico earlier this year. While authorities first were optimistic they could bring Garcia back within a year, the extradition process has turned into a waiting game. “It could be a matter of years. We don’t know,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons. “It could be a long, long time. It may be quicker than we think. At this point I’m not going to hold out hope for anybody.” District Attorney Steve Cooley agreed not to seek the death penalty in order to have Garcia extradited from Mexico, which – under a Mexican Supreme Court ruling from last year – refuses to extradite murder suspects who face the death penalty to the United States. (805) 583-7604 ——— MARCH160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Extradition documents were sent to Mexican authorities in mid-April, and so far there has been no response, Gibbons said. The courts there have an unlimited amount of time to review the case and make a recommendation, which Garcia can appeal. “The whole system has been frustrating,” said March’s widow, Teri. “It’s not going to come easy. Anything is better than his freedom. I’m hanging on to being grateful for that. “If it takes two years, I can wait two years. I waited four years for him to be captured.” Garcia, 29, was captured by Mexican authorities in February. The Mexican national, a convicted drug dealer also wanted for two attempted murders, faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole. last_img

Feds may ‘borrow’ aid funds

first_imgANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – A proposal to shift a $500 million Forest Service fund reserve from firefighting to Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts might not be a complete catastrophe. But the prudence of moving money from one natural disaster to another depends completely on the whim of Mother Nature. “If we have a normal fire season, there’s probably no effect,” said Cid Morgan, district ranger for the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers district. “If we have a barn burner, it could make a difference. It’s all going to depend on what fire season is like.” U.S. Forest Service officials warn that recent cooler weather might have lulled the public – and politicians – into a false sense of security that fire season is completely over. Dan Jiron, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, said that, since the elimination of the reserve was still in the proposal stage, he could not comment, but added that incident management teams from the Forest Service were sent to the hurricane areas to assist in recovery efforts. More than 100 workers from the Angeles National Forest were temporarily reassigned, from two crews of 20 people each responding to recovery efforts, to more than 70 employees who worked distributing food and assistance to victims at various shelters and service centers. “We have $500 million in reserve from 2005 and our annual budgeted $700 million strictly for fire suppression is not endangered,” Jiron said. “The Forest Service will be able to continue its fire prevention efforts, such as thinning. That is a priority of our chief.” Congress will vote on the proposal in the coming weeks. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We did have several extraordinary years recently, especially in 2000, 2002 and 2003,” said Stanton Florea, fire information officer for the Angeles National Forest. “The last couple of years were closer to the 10-year average that is used to determine our needs. But we know that, in the western states, we’re still at a very high danger level. We have an active season much later in the year. It’s really hard to compare this area with the rest of the country.” President George W. Bush has proposed moving the money because 2005 hasn’t been a very bad year for fires. The reduction is the largest portion of a $2.3 billion package of cuts affecting several federal programs, including one promoting prison literacy. The plan has yet to be approved by Congress. The $500 million wildfire reserve was approved by Congress last year to augment a $700 million annual allocation for normal firefighting costs. During particularly busy fire seasons, monies have been appropriated from other federal agencies to cover costs. The 2004 set aside was intended to eliminate that practice. Agency staff members were already anticipating budget cuts even before the reserve proposal was made. Morgan is figuring on a 10 percent to 20 percent budget cut in fiscal 2006. “Somebody has to pay for Katrina and the war in Iraq,” she said. “It’s like when you’re balancing your checkbook and the transmission goes out. The money has to come from somewhere. They no longer call it borrowing from fire; it’s just a reappropriation.” last_img