first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored A multinational research team has deployed time-lapse cameras at various penguin breeding colonies to enable a widespread, long-term study of these top predators in the Antarctic ecosystem.Volunteers have played a critical role in processing the millions of images resulting from the multi-year study to better understand reproductive behavior and nest success rates across the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, and South Georgia.Citizen scientists can help produce large data sets needed to train artificial intelligence algorithms. Cameras add monitoring powerField data collection is challenging in the best of conditions, and in an environment as harsh as Antarctica, large-scale, long-term field monitoring studies are rare.To get around the problem, a multinational collaborative research effort has installed time-lapse cameras at more than 30 penguin breeding colonies in Antarctica and remote islands in the Southern Ocean. The network of cameras takes images of the penguins year-round, enabling researchers to monitor the health of the colonies over time and space by documenting nest survival rates and comparing changes in population dynamics and reproduction to shifts in temperature and human fishing activity. All without people being present.Gentoo penguins nesting at Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula — one of hundreds of thousands of Penguin Watch time-lapse images. Image by Penguin Watch.Unlike motion-triggered camera traps, time-lapse cameras automatically take an image at set intervals, such as every hour, even if no motion or animal is detected. Scientists use them for automated monitoring of field sites, to capture a near-continuous record of occupancy and observations of a population or habitat over time.In Antarctica, the researchers use wire and stones to hold each stationary camera in place and position it to film multiple nests associated with, in some cases, more than 30 penguins. Once a year, workers on the ground replace the batteries and storage cards in the cameras.The authors say the images from time-lapse cameras have several advantages over cameras with a passive infrared (PIR) sensor triggered by body heat. Time-lapse cameras can show penguins, even at a far distance, which a passive infrared (PIR) sensor may not detect. Collecting data from constant time intervals enables the researchers to perform analyses, such as mark-recapture studies.A given camera may lack sufficient power to continue operating throughout an entire year with a PIR sensor. Increased function in the summer months could drain the battery and leave a colony unmonitored during crucial stages of the birds’ annual cycle (e.g. the arrival of adults in the spring).Camera installation at penguin colonies: (a) A wire rock basket, covered by rocks, supports the metal scaffold pole; (b) multiple metal “legs” are fastened to the main structure for support; each “foot” is secured using rocks. The “legs” in design (b) provide increased stability and are longer-lasting than the wire used in (a), which researchers found became brittle after approximately three years. Image by Fiona M. Jones, CC 4.0Similar to camera traps, time-lapse cameras set out over time generate large image data sets, with many thousands or millions of images, the analysis of which costs time and money. The network of 91 time-lapse cameras around Antarctica has generated millions of images, each of which might, or might not, contain penguins.Processing 6 million imagesThe effort has enlisted more than 50,000 volunteers over four years to annotate the images through a citizen science program called Penguin Watch, hosted by the Zooniverse. Penguin Watch offers the public access to thousands of images of penguins at colonies around the Southern Ocean and enables people to contribute to conservation research. Collectively, Penguin Watch volunteers have annotated more than 6 million images of gentoo, chinstrap, Adélie and king penguin colonies.The research team recently described its citizen science program in Nature’s Scientific Data journal. They assessed its success using a sample of nearly 74,000 images from 15 of the cameras in the network. Each camera generally captures one image every 30 or 60 minutes, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., year-round, and images are linked to their corresponding date, time, and temperature readings.This image taken by a time-lapse camera at Damoy Point, Weincke Island, Antarctic Peninsula (64.82° S, 63.49° W) is one of the nearly 74,000 images used in the study. The photo’s date, time, moon phase and temperature information are shown at the top of the image. Image by Jones et. al., 2018, CC 4.0The volunteers classify images by tagging individual penguins as “adult,” “chick” or “egg” and other animals, humans or ships as “other.” Several volunteers review each image to increase data reliability, and if a volunteer identifies animals in an image, the platform shows that image to 10 other volunteers. If none of the first four volunteers finds an animal in an image, that image is removed from the active data set.“Volunteers do not need to identify the penguin species, as most of the colonies we examine are single-species colonies,” lead author Fiona Jones of Oxford University told Mongabay. “If they wish, our volunteers can ‘flag up’ an interesting image on the Penguin Watch talk forums — for example, they might notice some unusual behaviour. Our online moderators will then be able to provide information about what they’ve seen.”Volunteers that detect animals in a Penguin Watch image are asked to tag individuals by clicking on them and then classify them as ‘adult’, ‘chick’, ‘egg’, or ‘other’ (the latter can be used to identify other fauna, ships or humans). Once an image has been classified, volunteers are given the opportunity to ‘talk’ about it on a Penguin Watch forum. Image by, via Jones et. al., 2018, CC 4.0Citizen scientists have proven a valuable resource to help researchers extract specific information from the resulting large image data sets. By categorizing images by their primary subject, including those with no animals, the Penguin Watch volunteers facilitate subsequent analyses that are more in-depth, such as detecting chick hatching or other short-lived breeding stages.“The response from the general public to our project has been phenomenal — and not something we expected at all,” Jones said. “We simply couldn’t do our research without them.”A 2014 Zooniverse survey found that 90.6 percent of participating volunteers said they “like to contribute to scientific progress,” while 84.7 percent of people were “fascinated by the projects” in which they were involved. Individual responses also conveyed an enthusiasm for the projects and a desire to discover something new.“In order to attract volunteers, it is important to let them know why they are helping you,” Jones said. “They are giving up their free time to assist your research, so it’s great to give regular updates on how your project is progressing, and what all their hard work is going towards.”Where volunteers meet machine learningPenguin Watch launched in 2014, when volunteers began reviewing images from 2012 and 2013.Now, scientists are beginning to employ machine learning techniques to automate the image data extraction process. But where do machine learning algorithms get their training data?Each dot represents a single click, with colors specific to 10 individual volunteers. The researchers use a clustering algorithm to derive a single ‘consensus click’ from each group of markings. Image by Jones et. al., 2018, CC 4.0The volunteer data is one new source of big data sets. The Antarctic penguin volunteers have generated a large amount of information that can be used to train machine learning algorithms to carry out the task automatically.In fact, “The data exported from the Penguin Watch project have already been used to train machine learning algorithms,” Jones said. “The ultimate goal is to be able to use citizen science and machine learning in a complementary way, rather than one replacing the other.”CitationJones, F.M., Allen, C., Arteta, C., Arthur, J, Black, C., Emmerson, L.M., Freeman, R., Hines, G., Lintott, C.J., Macháčková, Z., Miller, G., Simpson, R., Southwell, C., Torsey, H.R., Zisserman, A., & Hart,T. (2018). Time-lapse imagery and volunteer classifications from the Zooniverse Penguin Watch project. Scientific Data 5(180124).FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. 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first_imgIn a recent conversation I had with a Guyanese I met at a medical office (we were both there because the doctor himself was Guyanese), I was told that Guyana has seen a lot of developments since May 2015. I further asked my newfound fellow citizen, eager to talk about Guyana, as to what exactly he meant by “developments”. I was curious as to the response for two reasons. One, my friend was African Guyanese. I was wondering if his perspective of development was influenced by the fact that an African-dominated Government was in power, or whether his concept of “development” was derived from an objective assessment of the structural and systemic changes that took place and whether these changes impacted the quality of life of Guyanese. Two, most Indians I spoke to were sceptical about any positive developments since May 2015, but, to be fair, their reactions were heavily influenced by the fact that the balance of power was in the hands of Africans, and some Indians were uncomfortable with this reality. It is no secret that racial perspectives were at play.Let’s go back to my friend in the medical office. His response to what was considered development was relegated to “a clean Georgetown”, “less corruption” and “a visible sign of happiness”. Except for a visible clean city, the other assessments could very well be considered as subjective. I should mention that when our discussion turned to national unity and social cohesion, my friend displayed a visible level of annoyance and uncomfortableness. It was as if he wanted to say to me “Indians had their chance, Granger deserves a chance now”.This perspective represents the tragedy of what is Guyana today. After 50 years, the country remains divided and racial perspectives deeply impact our nationality. It is not that Indians or Africans or their leaders are solely to be blamed, but sociologists and political scientists can point to a multitude of factors that explain our predicament.The coalition Government (if we can still call it a coalition) came to power by gaining a substantial number of votes from Indians who traditionally supported the PPP. Presumably, it was this newfound transitional vote that gave the coalition the assumption that it represented a government of national unity and it would proceed from this base to cultivate greater national unity by promoting social cohesion. A ministry with this name was created and headed by a PNC loyalist. One would think that Amna Ally would have possess the necessary intellectual credentials and worthwhile experience to be able to take on this task and show some level of success. So far, we have not seen much gain or actions that would lead us to believe that age-old racial attitudes held by Guyanese about each other are disappearing. Perhaps, it is too soon for this to happen. One can point to the jubilee celebrations inside and outside of Guyana and the flag-raising ceremony to remind ourselves about the racial chasm that exists and the lack of social cohesion. The outgoing US Chargé d’Affaires reminded us about our racial dilemma.It is ironic to note that prior to the elections, power sharing (executive and legislative) has been the clarion call by many who felt excluded from political power. The tables have turned and power-sharing seems to have disappeared. The reality is that Indians and Amerindians are still excluded from holding meaningful political power. The majority Indians and Amerindians remain poor, and the Disciplined Forces and the Civil Service do not reflect the population of the country.Repeating the mantra that the Government supports social cohesion will not get us there. Guyanese have to be more honest and open in their discussions about national unity. In the past, we have called for an ethnic impact statement which can serve as an evaluative tool to ensure that all Guyanese benefit equally from public policy and Government actions. Sherwood Lowe, to his credit, has proposed a similar approach as a substantial action towards measuring how various groups benefit from the largess of the state and Government actions. This would be a small but important step in transforming our racial perspective, and hopefully move us closer towards a more cohesive society.last_img read more

first_imgDucking and weaving for its survival, the AIBA says it should be given the chance to turn things around.“Considering where we were one year ago, AIBA has made significant progress towards reducing its debt and has gone from a negative cash flow,” AIBA executive director Tom Virgets said in a report.Virgets said of the report that the AIBA “is dependent on the Olympic dollars” for its survival.Relations between the IOC and AIBA were hit hard at the 2016 Rio Olympics when 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations of bout fixing.An internal investigation by AIBA has raised serious questions about the judging at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with particular suspicion falling on a French official.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Javee Mocon last-second tip lifts Rookies-Sophomores past Juniors “Boxers from around the world who have been training for years towards their Olympic dreams continue to be left in the dark about where, when and how they can qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games,” an AIBA statement said on Thursday.“AIBA has provided not one, but four comprehensive reports over the course of the last year to the IOC for review.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“(So) it is very surprising that the IOC are unable to provide a conclusive decision regarding boxing’s Olympic future at this time,” the statement said.Boxing’s inclusion in Tokyo depends on the outcome of an investigation into AIBA by the IOC, which has presented the body with a list of 41 questions via audit firm Deloitte. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? FILE – (R-L) Cuba’s Joahnys Argilagos, USA’s Nico Miguel Hernandez, Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov and Colombia’s Yurberjen Herney Martinez pose with their medals after winning in the boxing matches in the Rio Olympics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZThe under-pressure International Boxing Federation (AIBA) criticized on Thursday the IOC’s decision to wait until late May before delivering their verdict on the sport’s Olympic fate as it fights for its place on the 2020 Tokyo roster after a storm of corruption allegations.AIBA said the International Olympic Committee’s refusal to comment on a wide-ranging audit for nearly another two months left their members “in limbo”.ADVERTISEMENT “The matter is being studied and we will make no comment for the moment,” IOC spokesperson Christian Klaue said on Thursday.“We will file a full report at the IOC Lausanne executive committee meeting on May 22,” he added.Gafur Rakhimov stepped down as head of AIBA last week, which the IOC deemed as merely the first step in a long march towards the required standards.AIBA made a plea to the IOC on Wednesday, saying “significant progress” had been made on their accounting and claiming that the body would collapse without IOC support.The IOC has suspended AIBA’s Olympic qualification and may take control of that process itself.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Arsene Wenger @ Capital SportLONDON, England, October 24 – Schalke piled on the misery for Arsenal as the German side struck twice in the closing stages to clinch a shock 2-0 win in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Emirates Stadium.Dutch duo Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ibrahim Afellay netted in the final 14 minutes to deal another significant blow to Arsene Wenger’s team just days after they crashed to a dismal 1-0 defeat at Premier League strugglers Norwich. Wenger could have few complaints about the result as Arsenal paid the price for a lacklustre display that saw them out-fought and out-thought for long periods.The Gunners’ 100 percent record in Group B was shattered in emphatic fashion and they are now behind Schalke in second place, with tricky trips to the German club and Olympiakos among their remaining three fixtures as they try to edge into the last 16.To make matters worse for Wenger, he is due to attend the club’s annual general meeting on Thursday, with already angry shareholders likely to make their feelings known.France striker Olivier Giroud, replaced by midfielder Francis Coquelin, was the only casualty from the Norwich embarrassment as Wenger opted against making wholesale changes and gave his flops a chance to make amends.How he must have rued that decision after his side were booed off.Watching from the Arsenal directors’ box as he completed his three-match European touchline ban, Wenger cut an anxious figure as Schalke opened up with some slick approach play.After Gervinho squandered an early chance for Arsenal, the Ivorian shooting well wide after good work from Lukas Podolski on the left flank, Schalke had a strong appeal for a penalty controversially turned down.Jefferson Farfan played in Afellay and, seizing on hesitation from Carl Jenkinson, he poked the ball past sliding Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone, who made no contact with the ball as he caught the forward with his arms.Afellay tumbled to the turf and turned to demand a penalty, but Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson responded by booking the Schalke star for diving.Schalke were probing away intelligently around the Arsenal penalty area and Dutch forward Huntelaar should have done better when he tried to steer Atsuto Uchida’s cross goalwards in the final moments of the first half.Schalke’s poor finishing let Arsenal off the hook again early in the second half when Farfan skipped past Andre Santos and cut a pass back to unmarked skipper Benedikt Howedes, who had the goal at his mercy but blazed high over the bar from just 10 yards out.There was alarmingly little response from Wenger’s team, who seemed to lack the belief or the will to wrestle the initiative away from Huub Stevens’ men.It didn’t help that Gervinho repeatedly picked the wrong option whenever he had a chance to drive at Schalke’s defence and the striker earned a booking after throwing himself to the floor in a desperate bid to win a penalty.Gervinho departed to sarcastic cheers from the home fans when Giroud was sent on to replace him with 15 minutes left.But Arsenal’s supporters were venting their frustrations even louder moments later as Huntelaar broke the deadlock in the 76th minute.Huntelaar netted 48 times in 47 games for Schalke last season and he ruthlessly exposed Arsenal’s defensive frailties with a clinical finish after Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen reacted slowly to Afellay’s looping header.That forced the hosts to throw players forward in search of an equaliser and Schalke picked them off again when Farfan got away down the left and crossed for Afellay to slot home from close-range in the 86th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Nairobi City Stars team posing for a team photo in a previous SPL.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 19- Nairobi City Stars chairman Peter Jabuya has dropped a bombshell that he is willing to disband the team if the club’s financial status does not improve.The Kawangware based side has been struggling without sponsorship for more than half a decade and speaking to Capital Sport, Jabuya says his taps are running dry and might not be able to single handedly run the club if they do not find a sponsor. “If things do not improve, then I might be forced to disband the team. I have been struggling to finance the club from my own pocket, but now things are not looking very good for us. You know how the country’s economy is and there is only so much I can do,” Jabuya declared.This comes barely a week after head coach John ‘Bobby’ Ogolla said the players’ motivation was at an all time low and accused the management of not doing enough to aid the club’s crippling financial side.“As the management, we are doing more than enough. We have a wide marketing team which has been talking to potential sponsors and we are waiting to hear what will come from them. I remain positive but if nothing comes up, then I will have no option,” he added.According to Jabuya, salaries for the last two months have not been paid.The club has a wage bill of approximately Sh1.3million monthly and the Sh600, 000 grants from Kenya Premier League is only a drop in the ocean.The chairman also added that to run the club smoothly, they need at least Sh2million, an amount he says he has been forking off his own coffers.Last year, City Stars secured a sponsor, German cosmetic firm, PM-International who brought on board a three year deal worth Sh81million plus additional benefits.But close to a year down the line, City Stars have never received even a single cent from the company.At the start of the season, the club stopped donning jerseys with the company’s product fitLine, one they donned from June last year till the end of the season with Jabuya saying he has tried talking to the company over financial remittances but it has been in vain.“There is a clause in the contract that I think we left loose and that is where the problem is. They (PM-International) said would only start releasing money to us when ready and that is the clause that was never clear. I don’t know how it passed our eyes and those of our lawyers. I have written to them and every time the answer is soon,” Jabuya stated.City Stars is currently placed second from bottom on the SportPesa Premier League standings on 10 points and has won only two matches this season.Having been perennial relegation fighters for the last five seasons, they look destined to head in the same direction, but head coach Ogolla remains optimistic they can rescue their campaign.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Delos Moore, 24, is known to frequent Hawthorne, but his car was registered in Palmdale, Gardena police Lt. Ed Burnett said Thursday. Moore has been identified from a tape as one of two suspects in the Sept. 27 holdup of Jack’s Tobacco in the 1700 block of El Segundo Boulevard. Two men went into the store shortly after 2 p.m. and forced the owner into a back room at gunpoint, Burnett said. They bound him and covered his mouth with duct tape. During the next 10 minutes, the robbers scooped up cash, 150 cartons of cigarettes and several lighters as the owner tried to free himself in the back room. CRIME: Police are looking for a man who tied up, punched and stole from a store owner last month. By Larry Altman STAFF WRITER Police in Gardena are searching for a man suspected of beating, tying up and robbing a tobacco store owner at gunpoint last month. Even as they committed the crime, a customer entered the store and was told it was closed. At one point, the owner freed himself and entered the front of the store. Moore allegedly grabbed him, forced him into the back, tied his hands behind him with duct tape, and attached it to a railing. Moore repeatedly punched the owner in the face with his closed fists, Burnett said. Despite cuts and bruises to his face, nose and eye, the owner managed to free himself and ran after the men, spotting the license plate number of their getaway car. The car was registered to Moore. Sheriff’s deputies spotted the car four days later in Paramount. Deputies pulled it over, arresting its occupants: Trevon David and Terrance Adams, both 18 and of Los Angeles. “These guys had just done a robbery in that jurisdiction,” Burnett said. Moore was not with them. Police soon identified David as the other suspect with Moore in the videotaped Gardena crime, Burnett said. A gun believed used in the Gardena crime was found in the car. Investigators have identified David as a suspect in three armed robberies. Moore is suspected in the Gardena crime and another in Los Angeles, Burnett said. larry.altman@dailybreeze.com160Want 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_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Mark Eddie and friends will perform, 9 p.m. today and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $15, or $25.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Bowl-A-Thon will benefit Pleasantview Industries, noon-8 p.m. Saturday at Valencia Lanes, 23700 W. Lyons Ave., Valencia. Call (661) 296-6700. Star Party will feature telescopes set up for public viewing of the night sky, dusk- 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Campfire program, 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Sierra Club hike to Sierra Pelona Ridge, 9 a.m. Sunday at the San Fernando rideshare, Newhall. Call Gaylon Rodin at (661) 263-0568 or Melinda Arredondo at (661) 298-9024. Waterfall hike, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Afternoon at the Horse Races will benefit the Santa Clarita Emblem Club Scholarship Fund, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $15. Call (818) 368-7777. Shrove Tuesday celebration will feature a pancake dinner and carnival, 6 p.m. Tuesday in Fellowship Hall at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Dinner: $3.50. Call (661) 297-3783. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The Winter Blues” jazz concert will feature the Golden Valley Jazz Ensemble and guest artists, 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday in the small gym at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $25, includes dinner and concert. Call (661) 298-8140. Sweetheart Dance to the music of Caravan, 7:30-10 p.m. today at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Tickets: $5 at the door. Call (661) 259-9444. Faith & Film will feature six thought-provoking short films followed by a question-and-answer session, 7:30 p.m. today at the Hart auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Suggested donation: $10. Call (661) 259-1129. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. last_img read more

first_imgBut supporters said the ballot title is not misleading. “The ballot title is very, very clear we are changing the law on term limits,” Gastelum said. The petition also seeks to remove what opponents say is false information in the ballot argument filed by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters in support of Proposition R. For example, opponents are critical of a line that says Proposition R would mean “no more travel junkets.” Jacobberger said current city laws already prohibit elected officials from accepting more than $25 in gifts from lobbyists in a year. “Unless you’re really in the know about these things, you don’t know there’s a $25 limitation,” he said. “Reducing it from $25 to zero is worthy, but you shouldn’t mislead the voters into thinking council members can take golfing trips to Scotland (under current rules).” Opponents also take issue with statements that Proposition R would prohibit former elected officials, appointed commissioners, board members and high-level employees from lobbying the city for two years after leaving city service. In fact, the opponents say, the measure would bar only elected officials from lobbying for two years. City Clerk Frank Martinez said the city will ask the judge to rule quickly because the ballot title must get to the county clerk for printing by Aug. 31 and the city must begin printing its sample ballot by Sept. 8. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Opponents of Los Angeles’ term limits/ethics reform measure will ask a judge today to remove ballot language they say exaggerates the proposed lobbyist restrictions and obscures the extra term City Council members would receive if it passes. The Not PropR campaign filed the petition in Los Angeles Superior Court, arguing that the council rushed Proposition R onto the November ballot with no review by the public or the city’s Ethics Commission, and the title and ballot language reflect that obfuscation. “Together, they’re part of an effort to really mislead the voters about the scope of the reform,” said Jeffrey Jacobberger, an attorney and leader of the Not PropR campaign. “This soft-pedals and downplays what the measure really does, which is lengthen term limits.” But supporters defended the title and said they plan their own fight against opponents’ ballot language. “We will file our own petition challenging what we consider to be gross misstatements in their ballot opposition,” said Ron Gastelum with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAnd David Gershwin, chief of staff for council President Eric Garcetti, said the ballot title has already passed review by the council’s legal advisers. Proposition R would allow council members to run for a third four-year term and would enact ethics policies, including limiting campaign contributions from lobbyists. But the petition filed by opponents charges that the ballot title is deliberately vague, asking voters to amend the city charter to “change” council member term limits to three terms. Council members can currently serve only two four-year terms. The Not PropR campaign wants the ballot title to say the measure would “lengthen” council member term limits to three terms. That’s the way City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo’s staff wrote up the first draft of the ballot measure. But the council voted to amend the ballot title, replacing “lengthening” with “change” – an alteration opponents contend was a conscious effort to confuse voters. “The City Council weakened the language to state merely that the measure would `change’ council member term limits without clearly informing voters whether the change would shorten or lengthen the limits,” according to the Not PropR court filing. last_img

first_img Jack Cork in action for Burnley 1 Burnley midfielder Jack Cork has been called up to the England squad for the first time.The 28-year-old has been drafted in by manager Gareth Southgate for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil.Southgate has turned to the former Swansea and Southampton man after Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson became the latest withdrawals from his injury-hit squad.The Football Association said in a statement on Tuesday night: “The arrival of Cork means Gareth Southgate will continue his preparations at St. George’s Park with a 22-man squad.”Henderson had been due to arrive at St George’s Park later in the week after missing Liverpool’s win against West Ham with a thigh problem.City winger Sterling is out with a back complaint and Delph – looking for his first England cap since November 2015 – injured his calf towards the end of Sunday’s win against Arsenal.Alli, Kane and Winks have already pulled out with injury issues of their own, with Southgate bringing in Michael Keane and Jake Livermore in reaction to those absences.The only boost on the injury front has come in the shape of Chelsea defender Gary Cahill.The 31-year-old was assessed by his club’s medical team after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat of Manchester United and will take his place among Southgate’s 21-man group for training this afternoon.This is hardly the ideal scenario to be facing two of the world’s best sides, especially as England already approached this international break without several key players.Adam Lallana – England’s reigning player of the year – continues to be sidelined, where he is joined by the likes of Danny Welbeck, Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Heaton and Ross Barkley.Southgate had plumped for a bold squad for the last matches of 2017, with Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joe Gomez called up for the first time as Daniel Sturridge, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Chris Smalling were overlooked.Jermain Defoe, Aaron Cresswell, Fraser Forster and Livermore were others from the previous squad to not be involved in the initial 25-man group, although the latter was subsequently called up on Monday.last_img read more