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Required fields are marked * 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Top of the News Senate Bills 715 and 387, authored by state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-Pasadena), were approved this week by the Senate Public Safety Committee.SB 715 addresses the validity of a hunting license and independent review of gun possession disputes. SB 387 is aimed at improving community policing and public safety outcomes through an appropriate curriculum requirement for police officers.SB 715 clarifies what qualifies as an unarmed civilian to prompt investigations of officer-involved shootings by the Attorney General’s Office. It would authorize the state prosecutor to investigate and gather facts in an incident involving a shooting by a peace officer that results in the death of a civilian if there is a reasonable dispute as to whether that civilian was armed. Existing law, AB 1506, authorizes the state prosecutor to investigate only an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed civilian.In a press release, Portaintino on Thursday cited the fatal officer-involved shooting death of Anthony McClain of Pasadena.“Pasadena Police Department officer fatally and tragically shot civilian Anthony McClain. It was unclear whether McClain was armed and therefore the incident was not eligible for DOJ investigation,” according to the release.Under SB 715, incidents such as the McClain shooting would be eligible for the same review included in AB 1506.Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D –Sacramento) authored AB 1506 and is a co-author of this measure.“While training requirements for California’s officers are already among the highest in the nation, we want to continue to lead and raise the bar in terms of our educational standard,” Portantino said.“We need to rethink our approach of educating officers and provide them with the necessary tools and skills for the job today, tomorrow and the future,” he said.SB 715 also addresses concerns related to the tragic synagogue shooting in Poway. The perpetrator of the Poway shooting was able to purchase a rifle, despite being under 21 and not having a valid hunting license. The validity of the license at the time of purchase was not verified. This measure would require the Department of Justice, for sales of firearms to persons under 21 years of age who are eligible to purchase a firearm based upon their possession of a hunting license, to confirm the validity of the hunting license as part of the background check. This bill additionally defines what constitutes a valid and unexpired hunting license.“SB 715 is an important step towards combating the gun violence epidemic in our country,” stated Portantino. “I am pleased to continue to author legislation on firearm reform, which improves public safety for all Californians. I am hopeful that with sensible measures, we can prevent tragic incidents of violence and further independent investigations when warranted. I believe that if the provisions in SB 715 had been in place in 2019, the tragedy that took place in Poway could have been prevented,” he added.SB 387 would direct the state Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training to develop an expanded curriculum specifically designed to prepare officers to meet the expectations of a modern police force, including classes on mental health, social services, psychology, communication, and other related fields.
GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Not after becoming the talk of this combine.“It was amazing, hearing the crowd and having the juices flowing, I mean I felt it,” Griffin said. “I didn’t know I had it in me.”Griffin said he’s mind-set is he always has to do more than those around him to impress coaches.“I always hold myself to a higher standard than a lot of people just because if we’re running drills, if I drop a ball, they’re going to like, ‘Well, he dropped the ball because he has one hand.’ If anybody else drops a ball, they’re going to be like, ‘Well, maybe it was a bad ball.’”As a freshman, he couldn’t even lift the 45-pound bar, but then he was fitted with the pros ethic and his mom cried when he did his first pull-up.“It’s amazing to see how far I’ve come from not being able to bench the bar to throwing up 20 reps of 225 and being able to compete with the best here,” said Griffin, the 2017 American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year.Griffin, who played D-line, linebacker and safety at the Senior Bowl, said he’s going to try to join the defensive back drills Saturday after running his 40-yard dash and working with the linebackers at Lucas Oil Stadium.“I feel like I could just start curling 225 right now and I’m pretty sure come tomorrow, it’s going to be adrenalin just going crazy. I’m excited about tomorrow. If I feel this good doing the bench press, I can’t wait to see how I am tomorrow.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES “I said, this thing feels like 135. Let’s go!” Griffin recounted. “And I just started cranking them out.”Four, five, six.That was easy.Seven, eight, nine.The crowd was hollering by now.Ten, 11 — this was his personal best.Twelve.A new high.Thirteen … 14 … 15 … 16.The crowd was roaring is disbelief. Even Shaquem Griffin, the one-handed do-it-all defender from Central Florida and a late invitee to the combine, didn’t expect to do what he did Saturday with his prosthetic left hand .His personal max was 11, but he had a much more modest benchmark here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“My goal was six ,” Griffin acknowledged afterward.Griffin clipped his prosthetic hand onto the bar, then leaned back. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments This wasn’t his brother spotting him — the one who he was sure used to surreptitiously help him — but this new spotter was hyping him up and the crowd joined in, and his fellow linebacker prospects.“Everybody in the stand was hyping me up. I got the guys I’m here with hyping me up. It felt amazing,” Griffin said. “I was ready to go. I was ready to attack it.”His chest heaved.And the counting began.One, two, three.ADVERTISEMENT Coleman wins 60m in world indoors record time Seventeen.Can this really be happening?Eighteen!That’s one more than his twin brother, Shaquille, managed at last year’s combine before the Seattle Seahawks selected him in the third round of the NFL draft.Nineteen!One more …. 20!“I got chill bumps watching him do 20 reps,” said NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock. “I literally choked up a little bit watching him do that and I can’t wait to watch him tomorrow.”Griffin was 4 years old when doctors amputated his left hand a day after his mother found him in the kitchen attempting to cut off his jelly-like fingers, which were in scoring pain whenever he touched anything, the result of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital birth defect.Despite having just one hand, he kept up with his twin brother on and off the field.As dozens of reporters and photographers gathered around him Saturday, Griffin said, “I thought I was going to walk over here and it was going to be like three people.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, South Squad outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin, of Central Florida, gestures during the first half of the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game in Mobile, Ala,. Griffin was 4 years old when doctors amputated his left hand a day after his mother found him in the kitchen attempting to cut off his jelly-like fingers, which were in scoring pain whenever he touched anything, the result of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital birth defect. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)INDIANAPOLIS — There’s always energy in the bench press room at the NFL scouting combine when players grip the crossbar and begin pumping the 225 pounds of free weights.But never like this.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I’d say I had a 5 percent chance of making it out alive,” Towns said Monday before Minnesota’s game against Sacramento. He added: “I probably should not have made it out like I did, but I’m glad I did.”As are the Timberwolves, of course, and his family.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“You obviously want to make sure KAT the person is taken care of,” coach Ryan Saunders said, confirming that Towns would play against the Kings. “That’s definitely put ahead of KAT the basketball player.”Assistant strength and conditioning coach Kurt Joseph was driving Thursday when he had to make a hard stop on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis to account for an accident in front of them. Towns said he recalled Joseph looking “stone-faced” while remarking that the semitruck he saw in the rearview mirror was not slowing down. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES “If I don’t have that seatbelt,” Towns told reporters , “I’m going right through the windshield.”Towns declined an ambulance ride at the scene. He acknowledged downplaying the doctor’s advice upon departure from the hospital to take it easy, immediately contacting the Timberwolves about a commercial itinerary that could get him to New York in time to play Friday against the Knicks. Towns called his sister with the news, opting to send his parents a text message to avoid exposure to their anxiety about his condition.He exhibited some concussion-like symptoms, so per league protocol, Towns was held out of that game and again Saturday at Milwaukee. That ended his streak of 303 consecutive games started, the longest to start an NBA career since 1970-71.Being present at the arena was ultimately more important to Towns than resting on his own.“I’m not a guy to stay back to watch them work. I want to be there in person. I want to high-five them coming off the court. I want to scream for them. I want to do everything I possibly can to be the best cheerleader I can possibly be,” Towns said.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Roger Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns plays against the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has been cleared to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves following a highway automobile crash he called himself fortunate to have escaped alive. Towns spoke to reporters Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 before Minnesota’s game against Sacramento. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns was in the passenger seat on his way to meet the Minnesota Timberwolves at the airport when a semitruck slammed into the back of the vehicle at what he estimated was between 35 and 45 mph.As soon as the medical exam confirmed the injuries were minor, the two-time All-Star center quickly began thinking about whether he could still join his team in time for the next game. He knew he was fortunate, though, to have escaped the crash at all.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments
The Full Capacity Protocol has remained in place at Letterkenny University Hospital due to overcrowding. At least 138 people sought care at the Emergency Department yesterday, with the hospital saying it has ‘admitted a significant number of ill patients’ today (Weds).Forty-seven people were recorded awaiting admission on trolleys on Tuesday morning. Staff are currently making efforts to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge in order to deal with the overcrowding.A Saolta spokesperson said: “Hospital management apologises for the inconvenience and distress that these delays cause patients and their families. The hospital prioritises those in most need of care and this may lead to delays for less urgent patients.“The Emergency Department is extremely busy again today and the hospital has admitted a significant number of ill patients.“Many of these patients are currently in the Emergency Department, awaiting a bed. “The Full Capacity Protocol remains in place and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge.“We would like to remind the public that we encourage them to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies and they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.”Full Capacity Protocol remains in place at LUH following major overcrowding was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
18 July 2011 British Prime Minister David Cameron, kicking off his first working visit to sub-Saharan Africa in Pretoria on Monday, committed to doubling bilateral trade with South Africa by 2015. Speaking after a meeting with President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings, Cameron also pledged an additional €52-million aid package for refugees in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. With trade between South Africa and the UK valued at around R60-billion, Cameron noted that engagements between Britain and South Africa were more critical than ever. He described the relationship between the two countries as “cordial and strong”, saying there was room to make it even stronger through increased trade and investment.‘We are seeing a booming Africa’ “There is a huge opportunity for trade between Africa, South Africa and the United Kingdom … we are seeing a booming Africa, and I want Britain to play a crucial role in that development,” Cameron said. “Our engagements are more important than ever before.” Zuma said that while trade between Britain and South Africa continued to grow, there was room for improvement. “I want to say our relations are strong,” Zuma said. “We are happy to take our relations forward, and we will improve as we go forward.” Zuma said that, apart from trade matters, his discussion with Cameron also dwelt on the leadership crisis in Libya and the political situation in Zimbabwe.Different stances on Libya Although the two countries agree that a solution is needed to resolve the Libyan crisis, they have different approaches, with Cameron standing firm on British support for the Nato air strikes while Pretoria emphasises a negotiated settlement. “I think all of us feel we need to resolve the Libyan question. The people of Libya have to decide how they go about ensuring democracy in their country,” Zuma said, adding that the African Union was willing to engage further with the European Union on an appropriate solution to the crisis. “The Prime Minister and I agree that a solution is needed, but we differ on how to go about that,” Zuma said. “What is important to us from the African Union perspective is that any product in Libya should be preceded by negotiations and an end to the violence and the killing of civilians – that is our position.” Cameron is set to visit Nigeria next. Source: BuaNews
Real’s Sergio Ramos, gestures, on hearing the final whistle, at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, May 24, 2014. APFor Atletico Madrid, this story line is a little too familiar.Forty years on from conceding a last-minute goal in its only previous European Cup final, Atletico endured a similar ending Saturday as a stoppage-time equalizer helped Real Madrid rally for a 4-1 extra-time victory in the Champions League final.Atletico’s nickname the “pupas” – or “jinxed ones” – stems from the 1974 European Cup loss to Bayern Munich, which scored a 120th-minute equalizer to force a replay that it won 4-0.Atletico looked set to follow up its first Spanish league title in 18 years with a maiden European Cup when Diego Godin headed home in the first half at the Stadium of Light.But Sergio Ramos equalized in the injury time before Gareth Bale, Marcelo, and Cristiano Ronaldo completed Real’s win.”This match is not worth a tear,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “The word to describe this feeling isn’t sadness but bitterness as we didn’t achieve the objectives we set for ourselves.”But tomorrow is another day.”Real Madrid’s Marcelo, center right, and goalkeeper Iker Casillas celebrate during the Champions League final soccer match against Atletico Madrid at the Luz stadium in Lisbon. APNot only was Atletico just over 60 seconds away from erasing the painful memories of that 1974 final, but from completing the greatest season in club history with a historic double.Just one week ago Atletico secured its first Spanish league title in 18 years, an improbable triumph to become the first Spanish winner besides Barcelona or Real since Valencia in 2004.advertisementBut Simeone’s decision to play injured striker Diego Costa set Atletico back as the Brazilian-born, Spain striker exited after just nine minutes. With midfielder Arda Turan also out to injury, Atletico’s players struggled over the extra 30 minutes with the team out of timeouts and running low on energy.”We were champions in the 93rd,” said striker Adrian Lopez, who replaced Costa. “We played a great game for 90 minutes and it was a shame we couldn’t avoid (Ramos’) goal.”It took Atletico 40 years for an opportunity to erase the memories of Heysel, the sight of the 1974 final and final replay. Its 10th league trophy seems a little less impressive on Saturday.”To win the league was marvelous and we were so close to such an important trophy,” Simeone said. “This will help us prepare for what is going to come next in the best way.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon consortium to drop Newcastle takeover bidby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Kenyon’s consortium is set to drop their takeover bid of Newcastle.The Sun says his offer is still £100million adrift of Mike Ashley’s asking price.Former Manchester United and Chelsea chief Kenyon has come up with a way of increasing the original £200m he and his consortium have at their disposal.But extraordinarily, for owner Ashley to get the £300m he wants, Newcastle would have to qualify for the Champions League in the next decade.Kenyon has been working with the American Rockerfeller Capital Management to raise extra cash but the additional £100m would depend on the club reaching certain goals.One of them would be to finish in the Prem top four within ten years.Ashley has rejected that suggestion, wanting all the money up front.
DUMPED? Liverpool risk expulsion from Carabao Cupby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool risk expulsion from the Carabao Cup if they are found to have fielded an ineligible player against MK Dons on Wednesday.The EFL is investigating the third-round win, in which Liverpool fielded four teenagers in the starting line-up.Sanctions could range from a fine to being ejected from the cup. Liverpool face Arsenal in the next round.”The club are aware of a potential administrative issue pertaining to one of our players,” a club statement said.”We are working with the relevant authorities in order to establish the facts of the matter and will be making no further comment until this process is complete.”The EFL added: “We are currently considering the matter.”The identity of the player in question has not been disclosed. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Actress Bailee Madison helped Starlight Children’s Foundation launch Play in May with a visit to patients at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.Bailee Madison at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLAPlay in May is a new campaign that highlights the healing power of play for hospitalized kids while raising funds to support Starlight programs. Starting May 1, individuals and teams can pledge to play games for 15 minutes a day for 15 days. Visit SupportStarlight.org to learn more.“I’ve been able to see firsthand how Starlight programs bring smiles to the faces of hospitalized kids.,” said Bailee. “The great thing about the campaign is whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you can Play in May to bring the healing power to kids and families, one game at a time. And who doesn’t like to play games?”