NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART VIDEO BOARD AT SANTA ANITA TO BE UNVEILED FOR AUTUMN MEET OPENER, FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

first_imgPROVIDED BY DAKTRONICS, LED DISPLAY IS MAJOR UPGRADE OVER ORIGINAL TECHNOLOGYARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2019)–With opening day for its 23-day Autumn Meet fast approaching, Santa Anita Park has installed a new state-of-the-art LED Infield video board, which will offer viewers dramatically improved brightness and visual clarity.Manufactured and installed by Daktronics, America’s leading manufacturer of outdoor LED (light-emitting diode) boards, this new 30′ x 54′ display contains 648,000 total 15 mm pixels, the optimum size for a board of this scope, ensuring an improved view of the races and all video content throughout the race day. Due to the breadth of this project, the previous board was removed in August and the new board was installed last month while the Santa Anita stable area was closed.Based in Brookings, South Dakota, Daktronics employs 2,500 people and parts are made in the USA. Daktronics is the preferred vendor for 21 of 31 NFL stadiums and 22 of 30 Major League Baseball parks throughout the United States.Santa Anita, which will be hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. 1 & 2, will also be offering fans several other major new amenities, such as its Stretch Run Suites and Trackside Terrace Dining and Seating, at a cost of more than $5 million.(Santa Anita was the first racetrack in America to install an Infield video board in 2001).For additional information on Santa Anita’s 2019 Autumn Meet and two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Nadal – Thiem live: Australian Open, live

first_imgNadal Preview – Thiem: Australian Open 2020Yet another yr, Rafa Nadal reaches the quarterfinals of the Australian Open providing improbable sensations in his sport. As with Kyrgios within the spherical of 16, the Balearic could have a troublesome opponent on the opposite facet of the monitor: Dominic Thiem Each know one another nicely since they’ve confronted as much as 13 events with a stability clearly favorable to Nadal: 9-4.Rafael NadalThe Balearic arrives at its greatest second of the match to this assembly. For emotions, stage of tennis and confidence is evident favourite to victory. Regardless of struggling put on virtually Four hours earlier than Kyrgios, closing such a troublesome sport at all times provides you an injection of elementary morals within the face of your subsequent assembly, along with the truth that Carlos Moyá’s pupil has had two entire days of relaxation. He should be aggressive and distribute the heights of the ball nicely, since Thiem has an influence in his strokes as few.Dominic ThiemThe Austrian arrives thrown into this match. He suffered within the first rounds of the match, with a considerably irregular tennis, nevertheless it has sneaked into quarters like a shot after hitting a top-10 like Monfils within the spherical of 16. As well as, this spherical assumes his greatest consequence so far in an Australian Open. Its efficiency, with a stable sport from the underside and flat strokes, is similar to what Nadal can provide on a tough monitor. Nadal and Thiem already know their opponent within the semifinals !!! The German awaits you Alexander Zverev, that surpassed Stan Wawrinka to achieve his first semifinals of grand slam. The nose to nose between the 2 gamers favors Spanish, who dominates by 9-4 after 13 clashes. Good morning and welcome to the live narration of the match between Rafa Nadal and Dominic Thiem !!!center_img The duel corresponds to the Australian Open quarterfinals and can start not earlier than 09:30 on the Rod Laver Area in Melbourne. Final minute of Nadal – Thiem: Australian Open 2020last_img read more

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‘Do Not Take History for Granted,’ USAID Director Urges Liberians

first_imgThe Mission Director of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), John Mark Winfield, has urged patriotic citizens and educated people in Liberia not to take their own history for granted.Speaking at the Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA), on the first Exhibition of 2014 under the theme: A Window Connecting Liberia’s Past through Partnership, Mr. Winfield said people need to take advantage of historical experiences for Liberia and the world.According to the Director, he cannot imagine the camera that was used to record the historical events since 1926, compared to the modern technology that has been developed.  “This alone,” he said, “is history.”The Mission Director used the occasion to define history.  It is, he said, what people can record, memorize or remember and use as history.Commenting on a the film that was made in 1926 depicting the Executive Mansion, Providence Island, Liberian chiefs, including the legendary Madam Suah Koko and Greenville, Sinoe County, Mr. Winfield said the film itself  is quite interesting.  He described it as history being transferred to the people of Liberia.The program marked the official turning over of historical photos and documentary by Dr. Gregg Mitman of University of Wisconsin-Madison to the Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA).The program brought together representatives from the national Legislature, chairman of the National History Project, Dr. William E. Allen, government officials, including CNDRA Director General Bloh Sayeh, partners and staff of the CNDRA, staffs of CNDRA and students of various schools.Also speaking at the program, the Deputy Minister for Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Boakai Kanneh, said   CNDRA, with critical and much needed support from partners from the universities of Indiana, University of Wisconsin-Madison and other well meaning institutions, have embarked on a weeklong exhibition of historical documents.According to Mr. Kanneh, the display of documents that mirror Liberia’s past, it is a significant indication of the sincere progress that government is making in all sectors in trying to salvage what was left of the country after almost two-decade conflict.“We take cue from the theme of this event saying that indeed history serves as the foundation for the future as it is only a people ‘s appreciation of their history that provides them proper guidance in their quest for advancement and prosperity,” the Deputy Minister declared.Another equally significant aspect of this week’s exhibition which is worthy of note is the value of the management and preservation of historical documents that we are being made aware of, Mr. Kanneh added.“What if our forefathers had not seen the wisdom to preserve for posterity such important historical documents as the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence in handwriting, treaties and those early land deeds that we now have reference?”The Deputy Minister asked, “Would anyone imagine the state of our existence if there were no records to refer to regarding our identity as the people of Liberia?”He pledged the commitment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to collaborate with CNDR as we all aim to safeguard our country’s heritage through the preservation of valuable historical assets.The exhibition is open to the public from June 19 to Wednesday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Archives Building at 12th, Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Don’t Muslims Yet Understand They Have NO Problem in Liberia?

first_imgIt has been too long—168 years—since the first Liberian Constitution was created.  All of the framers of that Constitution, including S. Benedict, the Chair of the Convention, and the 10 others who signed it, were Christians.  Yet they unanimously approved and adopted that document guaranteeing freedom of religion.  These were not selfish men, possessed with religious bigotry (intolerance, prejudice, narrow-mindedness).  Far from it, they were men of character, with a profound sense of justice, fair play, tolerance and deep faith in the Almighty, the God of justice.Let us be reminded of what Charles Henry Huberich, who wrote the seminal work on Liberian History from 1822, said about the 1847 Constitution.   It was, he wrote, drafted by Harvard law professor Simon Greanleaf, who based it on “the American Federal and State Constitutions, which in turn had their origin in the Magna Charta and the English Bill of Rights and the works of John Locke and [Charles-Louis] Montesquieu, a French lawyer.  Locke and Montesquieu are considered among the founding fathers of Democracy.  This form of government started in England in 1215 when King John was forced to sign the Magna Charta that paved the way for the abolition of the absolute monarchy and the introduction of parliamentary democracy in England. Here now is what Article I, Section 3 of the 1847 Constitution said about freedom of worship: “All men have a natural and unalienable right to worship God, according to the dictates of their consciences, without obstruction or molestation from others: all persons demeaning themselves peaceably, and not obstructing others in their religious worship, are entitled to the protection of the law, in the free exercise of their own religion; and no sect of Christians shall have exclusive privileges or preference, over any other sect; but all shall be alike tolerated: and no religious test whatever shall be required as a qualification for civil office or the exercise of any civil right.”This, then, proves that the Liberian Republic was founded on the basis of religious tolerance.So what were the Muslim youth demonstrators talking about when they staged their protest in Gbarnga?  True, there are some Liberians who say Liberia is and should remain a “Christian country,” but this is contrary to history and to both Constitutions.Having said that, let us now turn to the Constitution of 1986.  Just as with the 1847 Constitution, the framers of this new Constitution were mostly Christian.  Their Chairman, Dr. Amos Sawyer, is a staunch Episcopalian, and so were J. Rudolph Grimes and Albert Porte, among others.  There was at least one Muslim among the drafters, Bangalay Fofana.Then there was the Constitutional Advisory Assembly, comprising people from all counties and territories, which reviewed and approved the Constitution.  They were mostly Christian, but included two Muslims, Manyu Kamara and Paramount Chief Musa Kamara of Bong and Lofa counties, respectively.  Here is what Article 14 of the 1986 Constitution says about religion:“All persons shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and no person shall be hindered in the enjoyment thereof except as may be required by law to protect public safety, order, health or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.  All persons who, in the practice of their religion, conduct themselves peaceably, not obstructing others and conforming to the standards set out herein, shall be entitled to the protection of the law.  No religious denomination or sect shall have any exclusive privilege or preference over any other, but all shall be treated alike; and no religious tests shall be required for any civil or military office or for the exercise of any civil right.  Consistent with the principle of separation of religion and state, the Republic shall establish no state religion.”We know of no government official who has either thought or acted contrary to these principles.  Last year during Ramadan, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited her next door Muslim neighbors in Fish Market, Monrovia, with rice and other gifts.  She does this every year. And one prominent Lebanese businessman told the Daily Observer yesterday he has noticed that “there are Muslim and Christian prayers at all state occasions.  This,” he said, “is proof that Muslims really have no problem in Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GoL Declares Monday August 26 National Holiday

first_imgPres. Weah said he is leaving the country for official visits to Nigeria and Gabon.The Government of Liberia (GoL) has declared Monday, August 26, 2019 as a national Flag Day to be observed throughout the country, while calling on the Ministry of Education and other agencies concerned, to execute appropriate programs befitting the day.The National Ensign of the Republic of Liberia is a visible evidence of the Country’s sovereignty and independence as well as a symbol of pride and dignity within the comity of nations.According to the proclamation by the President, the making of the National Flag was a historic event of great significance for Liberia, as Africa’s pacesetter in the struggle for self-determination and inspire to future African states.On October 25, 1915 through the Legislature, approved and declared the 24th Day of August each year as national “Flag Day,” to be observed as a “National Holiday” throughout the Republic of Liberia.The National Flag was designed and produced by a committee of ladies, led by Mrs. Susannah Lewis, who were talented and visionary citizens of Liberia.The President, George M. Weah said whereas, “it is important and befitting that the day is commemorated annually by all citizens of the Republic it testimony of their allegiance and loyalty to the National Ensign, the embodiment of our national existence as a sovereign entity, and to encourage national pride and patriotism.”President Weah said “by virtue of the authority in me vested, do here declare and proclaim Saturday August 24, 2019 as “National Flag Day,” to be celebrated on Monday August 26, 2019, and call upon all citizens and foreign residents within our borders to give prominence to the observance of the Day throughout the Republic by flying the National Flag from each dwelling and public building, and that government offices, public and business houses be closed on this Day.”The Flag consists of six red stripes and five alternating white stripes, totaling eleven stripes, each representing one of the eleven signers of the Declaration of Independence of Liberia, a blue field, in the upper left corner of a rectangular form with a single white star in the center of the blue field, depicting Liberia as the then only independence state on the continent of Africa; the color white indicates the purity of mind of all our forebears toward each other; and the Blue for the dark continent of Africa as it was then depicted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL TO REVIEW SPEED LIMITS ON PUBLIC ROADS AND SOCIAL HOUSING ESTATES

first_imgDonegal County Council is undertaking a review of speed limits in the county and are inviting members of each municipal district to attend one of their drop-in events. The events will set out details of proposed amendments to current speed limit bylaws within Donegal and their team will be on-hand to discuss issues, suggestions and observations. A further statutory consultation period will take place later in the year inviting final submissions.Details of drop-in events are as follows;Today the Donegal Public Service Centre will host a drop-in event for the district of Donegal between 3pm and 7pm.Next Monday the Letterkenny Public Service Centre will host a drop-in event between 3pm and 7pm and next Tuesday the Stranorlar Regional Training Centre will be open between 3pm and 7pm. The Carndonagh Public Service Centre will be open on Thursday the 4th July between 3pm and 7pm.For more information on the speed limit review, you can contact the council on speedlimitreview@donegalcoco.ie DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL TO REVIEW SPEED LIMITS ON PUBLIC ROADS AND SOCIAL HOUSING ESTATES was last modified: June 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDonegal County Councilspeed limitlast_img read more

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GAA SENSATION: HERO CASSIDY LEAVES COUNTY PANEL AFTER BOOK REVELATIONS

first_imgDONEGAL GAA has been rocked tonight after All Star Kevin Cassidy left the Donegal senior football panel after revelations made by the player in a new GAA book.The Gaoth Dobhair clubman left after a meeting with the team management including Jim McGuinness.It is believed Donegal were unhappy with comments made by Cassidy about the team in the book. Cassidy had outlined how he successfully quelled a potential players revolt in 2010, the year before Jim McGuinness took charge.Cassidy, who was captain that year, revealed the detail in a book called ‘This Is Our Year’, which traces the lives of players from all nine Ulster counties this year.Painting the background to his decision to retire after the 2010 season, a decision he subsequently reversed after a two-hour conversation with McGuinness, Cassidy said players had lost respect for the previous management team headed John Joe Doherty.The extract from the book has drawn a firm response from one of Doherty’s selectors, Tony Boyle, who has contested Cassidy’s opinions of their set-up. Cassidy suggests in the book, which was written by Declan Bogue and that he saw little point in any uprising as their season ran out of steam.“A lot of players had lost respect for John Joe by that stage. Not as a person, just their belief in his team. As captain, I was trying to hold things together. A lot of my friends on the panel were saying to me, ‘f*** this’.“My argument would have been, ‘Look, we’ve put in so much effort, there’s no point throwing the dummy out of the pram now. Let’s play it out and see how it goes’.”Cassidy was a county hero just a three months ago when he scored the winning point in the dramatic All-Ireland quarter-final win over Kildare.Tonight Jim McGuinness confirmed that Cassidy had left the panel but would make no further comment. The Gaoth Dobhair man had defended his participation in the book, asking people to judge him when they had read all of it.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comGAA SENSATION: HERO CASSIDY LEAVES COUNTY PANEL AFTER BOOK REVELATIONS was last modified: November 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal GAAgaa rowGaoth DobhairKevin Cassidylast_img read more

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McGUINNESS: CASSIDY AFFAIR IS ‘DONE AND DUSTED’

first_imgKEVIN Cassidy will not return to the Donegal panel next year, manager Jim McGuinness has said in a radio interview.Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sportsound programme, McGuinness said the matter was “done and dusted”.“That was in 2011 and now we are on the brink of 2013 – it’s about looking forward at this stage and there’s nothing left to be said on the matter. “My beliefs and principles in terms of what went on remain,” said McGuinness.Former All Star Cassidy left the Donegal panel after revelations were made in a book last year.Jim McGuinness invited him to return earlier this year in a private meeting but the Gaoth Dobhair man declined, fearing his presence would lead to a media circus.In response to speculation linking him with potential roles at Liverpoool and Celtic Football Clubs, McGuinness said he had had “no contact with Liverpool”. “Celtic invited me over to a Champions League game and I saw round the training facilities, met the staff and had the chance to look at the sports science side of things which I’m extremely interested in.“There were lots of things to pick up in terms of analysing matches.“If I had the chance to go into professional sport it would be something I’d have to look at but my focus is on Donegal and I’m delighted with where we are at, although I want to move the thing forward.”Ulster GAA officials have yet to decide if Donegal’s Ballybofey ground will be used to host the Ulster champions’ 2013 Ulster SFC first round tie with Tyrone next year, but McGuinness is clear about his wishes.“When you are drawn at home you feel entitled to home advantage and we deserve the right to run onto our own pitch as All-Ireland champions. “We will wait for the decision but I hope it will be the right one for Donegal football and our supporters.”McGUINNESS: CASSIDY AFFAIR IS ‘DONE AND DUSTED’ was last modified: October 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:McGUINNESS: CASSIDY AFFAIR IS ‘DONE AND DUSTED’last_img read more

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‘If shambolic West Ham sack Pellegrini they’ll only want Moyes or Allardyce back’

first_img 3 predicted Adama Traore scored an injury time winner for Wolves to defeat West Ham on Saturday Moyes’ job at West Ham was a relative success Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic when relegation looked a real possibility and guided the east Londoners to top flight safety, and Cottee believes he should have remained in charge this season to further stabilise the club after a couple of torrid years since their move to the London Stadium.“There was me thinking towards the end of last season ‘what we need is a third season with stability’,” Cottee told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They needed to build on things and slowly creep forward; they needed someone to bring stability to the club. We had someone at the club, David Moyes, who could have done that. There’s now a fortnight break to give the club some respite, though when domestic football returns the Hammers have an incredibly tough run of fixtures with Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs all coming up in the next five league games.Cottee continued: “The next three games are Everton away – which is hard for West Ham as they hardly ever get anything there – Chelsea at home, then Manchester United, and Spurs are the next home game.“The next three or four games are going to be absolutely vital.“But the ironic thing about it is they’ll get rid of Pellegrini, if that happens, and everybody will be saying ‘oh, we’ll need a Sam Allardyce or a David Moyes to come in and steady the ship’ which is what they had in the first place.“That’s how shambolic it is… it is absolutely ridiculous.”West Ham can take heart from Crystal Palace’s survival last season, having stayed in the top flight despite not scoring a goal, let alone winning a point, before October.The east Londoners could be in the same position given their tough upcoming fixtures, but Cottee doubts Pellegrini will be able to have the same effect upon a club fighting relegation as Roy Hodgson had upon the Eagles last term.“We saw what happened with Crystal Palace last year, where they lost the first seven then survived. But they had a manager who was experienced and could get them out the trouble.“It’s all right saying Pellegrini is a great manager. But when you are managing Man City and you’ve got the best players in the world, it’s a lot easier than coming to West Ham and having to motivate the players. whoops Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? tense Most read in Premier League How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Getty revealed Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “I don’t get the impression that he’s going to motivate and inspire the players.“Conceivably, West Ham could be seven games played and seven defeats, and it’s a long, long way back from there.” latest West Ham should never have got rid of David Moyes and replaced him with Manuel Pellegrini at the end of last season, according to former Hammers star Tony Cottee.Cottee, speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, questioned why the club decided to show Moyes the door after he brought some stability to the London Stadium throughout the second half of last season. “But no, the board decides to go and choose someone else.“I just don’t understand the appointment… I really don’t. I didn’t understand the appointment at the time as we should have kept David Moyes, but they made the change and we’ve got to deal with it now.“I’ve got friends and family who were at the game on Saturday, and they told me it was a disgraceful performance – and that can’t go on.”With four defeats from four games, West Ham sit rooted to the bottom of the table and have all but guaranteed they will spend the campaign in a relegation battle. 3 gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 3 Pellegrini’s life in east London has started miserably REVEALED last_img read more

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Cut your losses

first_img160Want 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 Consumers are required to pay 4 cents CRV per bottle every time we buy soda or water bottles at the supermarket. Instead of collecting CRV, L.A. is selling recycled bottles by the ton to recycling companies for about $15 per ton. While I support the city’s effort to get us to sort our trash, we are justified in demanding that Los Angeles start claiming the millions of dollars in CRV that we give to them in our recycling cans every day. Sean McCarthy West Hills Trash to cash Re: “Careful sorting can turn trash to green cash” (Nov. 10): It is nice to see that the City Council wants to use positive reinforcement to encourage citizens to keep their trash out of the recycling bins. However, I doubt this will be as effective as doling out fines for those people who carelessly mingle trash and recyclables. In addition to distributing fliers as a means of educating Angelenos about what should be put in the blue bins, clearly and boldly printing a cautionary list on each bin may deter contamination. Susan Fierro-Baig Van Nuys I could do that Re: “Audit: Handling of parking lots ‘ripe for abuse”‘ (Nov. 10): A recent audit reveals that some parking lot attendants at the five city parking lots in the Civic Center-Olvera Street area are placing parking lot revenue into their pockets while on one particular day the discrepancy between cash receipts and cash register tapes showed a $855 gap. Where do I apply for a L.A. city parking lot attendant’s job? I would make an excellent employee as my nickname is “Deep Pockets.” Everett P. Harrington Glendale Training shows Re: “Valley pays higher fees” (Nov. 11): Only a year or two ago, our former mayor just happened to find over $300 million over there at our faithful DWP. That happened to be exactly the same amount that Los Angeles “needed” for our faithful LAPD. Now we see that even the Parks Department$ happens to have $21.5 million just sitting around. Does anyone else think we may be a little overtaxed? I just wonder how much the LAUSD might just have tucked away – especially now after the brain dead of Los Angeles voted to give the schools more money. Hmmm. Come to think of it, those voters were educated by the LAUSD. Patrick Weir Chatsworth Stalling reform Re: “Antonio vows no letup on school reform” (Nov. 10): Antonio Villaraigosa has no intention of reforming the schools. Instead, he wants to give the appearance of progress, by talking and talking and talking, without ever actually taking any action. It’s called “stalling,” and he’s doing it to avoid angering the teachers union, which owns him. If he really wanted to help children, he would have embraced state Sen. Gloria Romero’s bill to give L.A.’s mayor power over the LAUSD. And, by the way, his kids go to private school. Walter Moore Los Angeles Landfill foes wrong Re: “Waste Management pollutes on L.A.’s dime” (Their Opinions, Nov. 9): Two opponents of Waste Management have got it wrong about environmental management practices at the Bradley Landfill. We are doing the right thing – for the environment, for our neighbors and for taxpayers – by discharging, with a permit, the liquids we collect from the landfill into the city’s wastewater treatment system. The city treats all of these discharges – along with sewage and wastewater from thousands of other businesses and millions of residents – at wastewater treatment plants to ensure that the treated waters meet all permit requirements and water quality standards. Waste Management pays the city of Los Angeles nearly $20,000 per month to use the city’s wastewater system. Additionally, Waste Management pays about $1 million in taxes and fees to the city of Los Angeles annually. Doug Corcoran Director of operations Waste Management of Sun Valley Mass graves forsaken About 63 years have passed since my dear family, relatives and about 6 million Jews and Jewish children were tortured and murdered in Europe. Jewish organizations and institutions of the U.S. were able to established a major industry of Holocaust Museums in the U.S. Why haven’t the Jewish institutions also placed a Jewish Monument on the mass graves in the major death camps, Birkenau, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Maydanek and others where most of the millions of Jews and Jewish children were tortured and murdered? A very small portion of the money collected annually from the American public on the behalf of the millions of Sacred Souls would be most properly and deservedly used to place a Jewish Monument on these desecrated, humiliated and forsaken mass graves. Unfortunately the Jewish religious organizations and institutions of the U.S. have abandoned the mass graves of the millions of Jews to the care and concern of the Polish government. Israel Turk Holocaust survivor Tarzana It takes change Re: “Rioting in France” and “President with guts” (Your Opinions, Nov. 9): “What will it take?” My answer is, it will take the world to wake up and change foreign policies to better both sides. Not just one side (Israel). And on Ralph Smathers’ comment on Bush with guts, he must be dreaming. Protect us from what? Bush’s lies or his crooks? We are in a worse situation than ever. Angela Morgan Van Nuys Make ’em work With all the spinning of sour grapes by the Arnold-following conservatives, we should all stay very tipsy from the amount of whining till the next election. No more props to the people. Waste of time, waste of money, too many lies, too much to lose. Make Sacramento work or send them home. Greg Bashem Lancaster State of denial The voters who wanted change and Gray Davis out have rejected all of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s propositions and finally have the state they deserve. Gloria J. Aguilar Northridge NcCain conflicted John McCain appears to be a man in conflict with himself. He’s against prisoner torture, but supports Bush’s policies. The Bush campaign absolutely trashed McCain’s war record during the presidential primaries and accused him of giving away top secrets during torturous interrogations when he was a prisoner of war. He’s experienced the horrors of a war with no purpose, yet he supports the Iraq war and, not only that, wants to send more troops. And why was he a Bush replacement sent here to support Arnold’s failed propositions, which have nothing to do with him or his state? I would like to respect this war hero, but when he opens his mouth, I just don’t know which side he’s going to be speaking from. Claudia Reame Valley Glen Prop. 73 rejected I’d like to thank my fellow Californians for continuing to abdicate their parental rights. Maybe some of these people who voted against Proposition 73 can explain why they don’t want to be notified before their teenage daughter has an abortion. What are they afraid of? My teenage son broke an ankle this summer. I had to fill out reams of paperwork before they could operate but my teenage daughter can have an abortion and no one has to tell me. That’s criminal as far as I am concerned. Greg Naster Lancaster center_img Re: “Careful sorting can turn trash into green cash” (Nov. 10): Message to Greig Smith and the rest of the City Council: Along with cash prizes to encourage recycling, perhaps some attention should be paid to the scavengers that make a living stealing recyclables from the trash bins every trash day. Nick Benas Granada Hills And bottles … “Careful sorting can turn trash into green cash” (Nov. 10) is a nice incentive for L.A. residents to sort their trash. However, the Department of Sanitation is throwing away millions of dollars in California Redemption Value (CRV) every day because it is too expensive to pull the bottles out.last_img read more

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