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Fall Schooling Show gives riders a chance to enhance their skills

first_imgStacy Ollenberger is the Show Manager for the event. She says the show is suppose to be a fun event for first time riders.“Our show is more like a school show, so we have a lot of young riders, or riders that have never shown before, so we try to give them some feedback so that they can improve their riding,” she says. “We try to make it a fun show, and today is English, so right now we’re doing English flat classes, and then later on we’ll be doing the jumper.”She says despite having a small turn 0ut for this year’s event, the riders and volunteers help make it a success.- Advertisement -“We have a small show this year, we kind of picked a bad weekend, there are a few other things going on,” she says. “Even if we have small numbers, we have great people that come, so it’s a relaxed and fun atmosphere.”The aims to tell riders the reasoning behind their placing at the event, so they know what to focus on as they improve their skills on a horse.“We typically try to get judges here who will give positive criticism, so help them, and tell them why they placed where they placed,” Ollenberger states. “So if they placed lower, they’ll tell them what to work on to improve their placings for next year, which is a good thing because some shows you go to, you get judged, and they don’t tell you why you’re judged that way.”Advertisement Ollenberger also notes that the community support for the show has been great, and that there would be no event without them. Day two continues tomorrow with western classes, with the events getting underway at 9 a.m.last_img read more

City of Fort St. John’s, Let’s Talk 100 Street

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As the City’s pipes are ageing and need to be replaced, City staff have the opportunity to apply the Downtown Action Plan to consider pedestrian-friendly street improvements.City staff are working on major planning and with that includes public consultation.Feedback from residents is important to explore options and to develop a plan by way of public engagement opportunities.- Advertisement -The first public event being held at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Tuesday, May 7th from 5 pm – 8 pm is an opportunity for discussion to gather information on what matters most for the future of 100 Street.City staff will use the information collected at this open house to help create actual 100 Street designs for the Design Charrette in June.These events are open to everyone interested in the project.Advertisement For more information on the project; CLICK HERElast_img

Aguero rescues draw at Lyon as Man City reach last 16

first_imgCornet struck again with nine minutes to play as Lyon looked on course to inflict their second defeat on City this season, but Aguero promptly glanced home at a corner to give the visitors the point they needed to reach the last 16.Lyon must avoid defeat away to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final game to join City in the next round after the Ukrainians won 3-2 at Hoffenheim to keep alive their hopes of progressing from Group F.Nabil Fekir shook off a groin complaint that resurfaced in Friday’s win over bitter rivals Saint-Etienne to captain Lyon, who stunned City 2-1 in the opening round of matches in September — their only loss this season.City coach Pep Guardiola made the trip without Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan or Gabriel Jesus due to injury, but he elected against handing a rare start to 18-year-old midfielder Phil Foden who was named among the substitutes.Cornet fluffed an early headed chance from a corner, although his miss was considerably less glaring than Memphis Depay’s after 13 minutes, when the Dutch forward failed to make sufficient contact from the Ivorian’s cross with the goal gaping.– Unstoppable Cornet –Lyon nearly paid the price immediately as City launched an attack of their own that forced Anthony Lopes to plunge down to low to keep out a side-footed effort from Riyad Mahrez.Ferland Mendy earned his first France cap in last week’s friendly with Uruguay, and it was a bursting run in behind Kyle Walker from the wing-back that presented Cornet with another magnificent chance.Mendy’s cross was met with a heavy touch by Cornet but one that wrong-footed Ederson, only for the forward to lose his footing as he looked destined to fire Lyon ahead, instead skying over the crossbar under pressure from Laporte.Cornet went even closer just before half-time as Depay scampered away down the left flank and hung a deep cross towards the far post that the former volleyed first time, the ball skipping off the turf before smacking against the bar.Mahrez again tested Lopez moments later with a low strike from distance, but Lyon eventually grabbed a deserved breakthrough 10 minutes into the second half.Depay collected a raking crossfield pass deep down the left before floating the ball towards Cornet on the right, where the Ivorian drifted in and hammered an unstoppable left-footed effort into the far corner from 20 yards.Lopes produced a stunning reflex save to claw away a Sergio Aguero header from close range, but City needed just seven minutes to pull level, Laporte nodding in after Raheem Sterling’s free-kick was flicked on by David Silva.-Lyon switch off Lyon then switched off right after the restart to almost gift City the lead, as Leroy Sane’s scuffed shot was spilled by Lopes who rolled over to scoop the ball up off the line just in time.The hosts regrouped though and regained the lead on 81 minutes when Depay slid a pass through for Cornet who slipped the ball under an advancing Ederson.But after twice conceding injury-time equalisers against Hoffenheim, Lyon were again unable to hold on as Aguero headed in a Mahrez corner just two minutes later to seal City’s place in the knockout draw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Argentinian forward Sergio Aguero (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their Uefa Champions League Group F match against Olympique Lyonnais at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France, on November 27, 2018.LYON, France, Nov 28 – Sergio Aguero grabbed a late equaliser to send Manchester City through to the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Lyon.Maxwel Cornet curled in a stunning strike to give Lyon the lead on 55 minutes at the Groupama Stadium before Aymeric Laporte headed Premier League leaders City level shortly after.last_img read more

9 dead after Myanmar junta tries to crush protest

first_imgFor the past 10 days, the monks have led demonstrations that grew to as many as 100,000 before the crackdown began. “The military is the one who proudly claims to preserve and protect Buddhism in the country, but now they are killing the monks,” said Aung Zaw, editor of The Irrawaddy, a magazine based in Thailand that has extensive contacts inside Myanmar. Like others monitoring the crisis, which began Aug. 19 with scattered protests against steep fuel price increases, he said it was difficult to learn the numbers of dead in a chaotic situation in which hospital sources are sometimes reluctant to talk. Aung Zaw said he had been told of one death Thursday when soldiers attacked two columns of monks and other people. “The military trucks, I was told, just drove in, and soldiers jumped out and started shooting,” he said, describing a scene that was reminiscent of the mass killings in 1988, when the current junta came to power after suppressing a similar peaceful public uprising. The foreign ministers of Myanmar’s regional group, the Association of Southeast Asia Nations, issued a strongly worded statement Thursday saying they were “appalled to receive reports of automatic weapons being used” against demonstrators. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BANGKOK, Thailand – Brutality and defiance marked the second day of an armed crackdown in Myanmar on Thursday as the military junta tried to crush a wave of nationwide protests in the face of harsh international condemnation. The violence began before dawn with raids on Buddhist monasteries and continued through the day with tear gas, beatings and volleys of gunfire in the streets of the country’s main city, Yangon, according to witnesses and news agency reports from inside the closed nation. Witnesses said soldiers fired automatic weapons into a crowd of protesters. State television in Myanmar reported that nine people had been killed and that 11 demonstrators and 31 soldiers were injured. The numbers could not be independently verified, and exile groups said they could be much higher. International pressure on Myanmar built when President George W. Bush asked countries in the region influential with Myanmar’s authorities to urge them to cease using force, and the Treasury Department imposed economic sanctions on 14 senior Myanmar government officials. China’s foreign minister, Yang Jiechi, at the White House for a scheduled meeting on Thursday with the national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, soon found himself in an impromptu Oval Office session with the president. Bush urged Yang to have Beijing “use its influence” in Myanmar to facilitate a peaceful transition to democracy, the White House spokesman, Gordon D. Johndroe, said. As Myanmar’s chief international patron, China on Wednesday blocked an effort by the United States and European countries to have the Security Council condemn the violent crackdown. On Thursday, while not going as far as Bush might have wished, China added its voice to criticism from abroad when it publicly called for restraint. “As a neighbor, China is extremely concerned about the situation in Myanmar,” the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Jiang Yu, said at a news briefing in Beijing. “China hopes that all parties in Myanmar exercise restraint and properly handle the current issue so as to ensure the situation there does not escalate and get complicated.” Despite a heavy military and police presence, protests gained momentum through the day in several parts of Yangon. But with the authorities clamping down on telephone and Internet communications, human rights groups and exiles said they were having increasing difficulty in getting information. The violence of the past two days has answered the question of whether the military would fire on Buddhist monks, the highly revered moral core of Burmese society. last_img read more

Are Liverpool still a big club? The public voted in their thousands and the results are in…

first_imgThose empty seats in Thailand will be a big concern to #LFC – like it or not, they don’t really have many box-office players at the moment.— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) July 14, 2015Despite an apparent lack of marquee names, Brendan Rodgers still has faith in his squad and his summer acquisitions so far suggest a change in transfer approach.Last summer, the Reds’ transfer committee saw very little dividends from the £75m they reinvested from the Suarez sale, but there is a feeling that they have been far more calculated this time round.The club and Rodgers, visibly, still have a pull factor too, particularly after James Milner opted for Liverpool over Arsenal because of the club’s history and his promise of a central midfield role.£29m star Roberto Firmino is one of the finest emerging talents in world football and there is a hope that he will develop a telepathic understanding with Brazilian compatriot Philippe Coutinho to wreak havoc in the final third.And, while Reds fans may bemoan that it isn’t Alexandre Lacazette or Marco Reus, Christian Benteke looks likely to be their new hitman up front. The Belgian might be synonymous with a less stylish approach, but he is effective and his record against Liverpool speaks for itself. If you can’t beat them, sign them.So, despite pessimism engulfing swathes of the Merseyside faithful, one poor season in the Premier League doesn’t mean Liverpool aren’t still a force to be reckoned with.They may have lost their captain and one of their brightest young prospects, but the former was aging and the latter was having a toxic influence on the dressing room.A new era dawns at Anfield, starting with an assault on the Champions League places next season. 2 Anfield Liverpool are still a ‘big club’, but only just, according to our poll.It was tight, but a majority of 54 per cent answered yes when quizzed on the Reds’ current status…center_img 2 The sale of Raheem Sterling to Premier League rivals Manchester City fuelled debate about the current state of Liverpool and what the club’s realistic ambitions can be in the coming years.Sterling’s departure, combined with Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona and Steven Gerrard’s new adventure in the MLS, means Liverpool have lost three of the key figures who so nearly drove them to the Premier League title in 2013/14.And the conveyor belt of Anfield exits appears to be having an impact in various departments. While Reds fans are becoming increasingly disheartened at their chances in the coming season, the players were greeted with a host of empty seats while on their pre-season tour in Thailand earlier this week.last_img read more

‘The missing link’ – Chelsea fans tell Sarri to sell Morata and sign Kane-like ace

first_imgChelsea are one of many teams said to be taking a look at Genoa hot shot Krzysztof Piatek.Piatek, the forward, was a relative unknown when he moved to Serie A from Cracovia over the summer, but he’s hit the headlines since with some excellent displays in Italy’s top flight. 2 And none more so than Chelsea supporters, who have taken to social media to praise Piatek and call him the perfect player to replace the misfiring Alvaro Morata. Morata should be given some chances until January. If he doesn’t perform he should be sold. We also shouldn’t forget about Michy. Icardi seems to be unrealistic. Piatek might be good, probably the best option for a reasonable amount of money at the moment.— Alex (@CFCAlexG) October 5, 2018 We had Drogba for our TorresOnly if we had Icardi or Piatek for our Morata.#CFC— Nemo (@nemo_found) October 5, 2018 huge blow How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Yes, the team structure deployed by Sarri is quite suited for a reference point, one-touch striker, willing to make intelligent runs in the box. Piatek could well be that missing link for Chelsea – both in terms of age and profile! Let’s see how this unfolds for #CFC #Sarriball— Deepak (@TheSameWall) October 3, 2018 Incredibly, Piatek has scored 13 goals in just eight matches, netting each time he has taken to the field in both Serie A and the Coppa Italia.He is the first player in the history of the division to score eight goals in his first six Serie A games, surpassing records set by historic greats such as Andriy Shevchenko and Ronaldo, and matching the league’s record set by Karl Aage Hansen all the way back in 1949/50. predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion tense Piatek grabbed four of his goals in one match, a Coppa Italia defeat of Lecce revealed The 23-year-old’s incredible form has seen him linked with moves to a host of Europe’s top clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Bayern Munich, as well as Genoa’s Serie A rivals Juventus.Obviously there are still doubts about whether Piatek is truly this good or if he is just enjoying a remarkable hot streak, but fans of the interested clubs are certainly pleased their teams are taking a look at the forward. Had to look up Piatek’s goals so far this year. Looks like a decent finisher but if I’m honest any player is better than Morata and Giroud atm . I hope Sarri gets the player that he wants .— Daniel (@RatedRuben_) October 3, 2018 2center_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? latest changes gameday cracker Piatek is a must have. Very fast and aggressive player. His technical quality is also top class as his finishing. What’s the price tag again? €35m? He’s even cheaper than Bakayoko and I am sure we can get €40m for Morata. Chelsea should seriously consider Piatek.— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) October 3, 2018 Piatek has been scoring goals for fun since moving to Italy Need to bin Morata for Piatek.— Dami (@TheChelseaWay) October 7, 2018 SORRY Like a Sarri striker would normally. If we get him don’t get me wrong I would be happy but It’s very unlikely. Piatek looks decent but it’s only 7 games in , if he keeps on performing I think he could be a great option as he would be affordable , young yet still a proven scorer.— Daniel (@RatedRuben_) October 3, 2018 TOP WORK Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek feels very similar to Harry Kane. He has that striker’s instinct to find a yard of space in the box. Single-minded obsession with scoring goalsHappy that Chelsea are interested in the upcoming striker in January! At €35m, low risk, high ceiling.— Deepak (@TheSameWall) October 3, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City What about signing Krzysztof #Piatek our André #Silva to sort out our striker issue in Jan ? #cfc— f__x96 (@fxmutombo) October 2, 2018 Most read in Premier League I will keep an eye on Krzysztof Piatek at Genoa… maybe the best solution to this Chelsea Striker problem is to buy an unknown young one with little expectations but great quality…. Guy seems to an all rounder…. We need to get a Striker in Jan… #CFC— #FLEMZEEY CFC (@_flemzeey) October 3, 2018 Watched Piatek today. Looks like an absolute gunman in the air. Whether he’s ready for Chelsea though is another question. Has potential though.— TotalFootball (@SarriIsTheOne1) October 7, 2018 whoops last_img read more

Pickford’s ‘no look’ save had some fans thinking they were watching a FIFA game

first_img REVEALED REPLY Most popular football news Pickford used his head to keep the ball out against Spain This what some fans said about Pickford’s ‘no look’ save. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Pickford with the biggest fifa glitch save you’ll ever see in real life— Tom. (@Mole5991) October 15, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED Some fifa glitch that dive there by Pickford— Jonny Peacock (@jonnypeacock191) October 15, 2018 1 No look save from Pickford there. Beats the hell out of no look passes. #espvseng— Rob (@Berty23) October 15, 2018 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Did anyone else see jordan pickford doing a real life @EASPORTSFIFA glitch #ESPENG #NationsLeague #glitch #MondayMood— Jonny Davies (@JonnyDavies88) October 15, 2018 MONEY Watching Spain-England from earlier. That save from Pickford in the opening five minutes. What in the world…— AzzurriFanPhil (@AzzurriFanPhil) October 16, 2018 That Save from Pickford #SPAENG— AztecGod (@AztecGodStreams) October 15, 2018The England and Everton ace, who endeared himself to the nation during the World Cup, didn’t know much about it, but fans certainly loved it as the Three Lions held on to win 3-2. BEST OF huge blow ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Against Spain, Jordan Pickford pulled off a save not many believed existed in real life.With England winning 3-0, the hosts hit them hard after the break in attempt to get back into the game.As the ball came in from a corner, Pickford missed it with a dive and Chelsea‘s Marcos Alonso attempted to take advantage by smashing a volley towards the net only for it to canon off the goalie’s head. Jordan Pickford there with save of the season with he back of his head!Get him on that £50 note! #SPAENG #£50 #Pickford— Will Porter (@WillPorter93) October 15, 2018 shining That save from Pickford was insane. Totally meant that 😏 #SPAENG— Dinesh (@Sanassee) October 15, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

Arsenal finally reach conclusion on Aaron Ramsey’s future at the Emirates

first_img gameday cracker 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The lack of clarity was reportedly unsettling Ramsey, who has been in and out of the team after a falling out with Emery at the start of the season before the Chelsea game.However, according to Sky Sports News, the north Londoners have officially informed the midfielder he will not be getting a new deal whatsoever.The club did offer a deal with new terms, but it is understood the offer was withdrawn soon after. Manchester United and Liverpool have been sniffing around as a result.Ramsey recently spoke out about his contract situation, saying: “Hopefully somebody will come up and tell me why. revealed tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BEST OF Aaron Ramsey will not be offered a new deal by Arsenal and will therefore leave the club in the summer for free, according to reports.Speculation about the 27-year-old’s current deal has intensified in recent weeks, with Unai Emery reportedly unhappy with the Wales international. “We all know that the contract was taken away off the table.“I’m not sure exactly why because a few weeks before we sort of agreed and I was ready to sign.” 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most Popular Football Stories Ramsey has found himself on the bench, but is now on the way out at Arsenal The Spaniard has not always seen eye-to-eye with the midfielder in his short time at the club scrap LATEST “I’ll accept that if there’s a reason.“When the time is right, I probably will find out but that hasn’t happened yet.“There is no contract on the table at the moment so there is nothing for me to consider or whatever. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos last_img read more

Mayor tours city at 100-day mark

first_img The mayor also reversed his position – for now – on a campaign pledge to close the controversial Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Granada Hills, and waffled on his position over a lucrative contract recently approved by the City Council for Department of Water and Power workers. “I was being the adult on these things,” Villaraigosa said. “The fact is we didn’t have any options for a new landfill – and if there was a strike (by DWP workers), we didn’t have the capability to operate our water and power system.” Villaraigosa is well aware of the public scrutiny and used last week to both address criticism of his actions so far and continue to promote his agenda. “I know that people are looking at what we do,” Villaraigosa told Daily News editors and reporters. “People keep asking me, what is your plan for this, what is your plan for that, as if I have a plan for everything in my pocket.” Still, while he might not have a plan for every issue, Villaraigosa relishes being in charge. And as a student of politics and leadership, he has displayed savvy instincts that became apparent the morning after the London subway bombings. “We had opened the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and everyone was looking to me to make the decisions,” Villaraigosa said. “That’s when it struck me what the job of being mayor is.” His next act was one of pure political instinct. “All of you folks were asking me if it is safe to be on the subway, so I said, yeah, it’s safe. It’s so safe, I’ll ride on it.” It was a tactic that drew national media attention and was copied by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and others as they sought to reassure their own cities. And after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, Villaraigosa wondered where New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and other Louisiana officials were. “It was a failure of all levels of government,” Villaraigosa said – a mistake he has vowed not to make. “Look, there are some things that you just can’t prepare for – a terrorist attack, a 100-year tsunami, a catastrophic earthquake, a dirty bomb,” Villaraigosa said. “But it’s how you prepare to respond.” Toward that end, Villaraigosa recently participated in a tabletop exercise on emergency response at Lake Arrowhead – the first mayor to play an active role since the meetings were started by former Mayor Tom Bradley. It is also the reason he played such a visible role during the emergency landing of a Jet Blue plane at Los Angeles International Airport, as well as on the lines of massive wildfires that swept through the region two weeks ago. All of the activity is part of the symbolism that Villaraigosa wants to set out to a city that he believes is looking for direction as he seeks to separate himself from his predecessor, James Hahn, and emulate one of his political heroes, Bradley. And Villaraigosa, who often notes he grew up in the shadow of City Hall but a world apart from its power base, has become a master in manipulating the symbols of office. In his first 100 days he has traveled to Sacramento and taken two trips to Washington, D.C., to lobby for city funds – along with a third trip before he even took office, fueling speculation that he has higher political ambitions. In between, he has sought to prove he is just an ordinary guy who gets to do all the fun stuff anyone else would do if they were mayor – but that Hahn never did. Villaraigosa rode a horse with Chatsworth residents to support equestrian districts, was driven in a NASCAR racer to promote the California Speedway, has taken the subway to MTA meetings, driven a street pulverizer and tow truck, and fixed potholes. He has sought out critics and then joked about how they have confronted him, tweaked the City Hall press corps – calling them trolls – and then laughed when some took umbrage. He travels to all parts of the city at all hours of the day or night with a schedule he boasts that staffers 15 years younger cannot keep up with. “Someone measured it and I have put 36,000 miles on my car since winning the election and 24,000 since becoming mayor,” he boasts. He has embraced all the trappings of being mayor – from hosting dignitaries, attending black-tie events and even moving his family into the Getty House, where the first official mayoral event was the wedding of his daughter, Prisila. And, even on that day, he squeezed in an appearance with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It is a pace that is as much a part of his nature – a one-time street kid who broke away from what could have been a life of crime to become a symbol of what discipline, hard work, ambition and some breaks could provide. At City Hall he has begun making inroads with a City Council that has its own ambitions and a bureaucracy still unsure of where he is coming from and where he wants to take the city. Given the wide margin by which he was elected, most City Council members are backing his efforts, although some have complained privately about a lack of access and that they are treated as backdrops to the mayor’s ego and initiatives. Others complain that despite his call for massive reforms, Villaraigosa has reneged on some campaign promises and been slow to respond to others – showing a caution many were not aware of. Joel Kotkin, senior fellow at the New American Foundation, said other than the frenetic pace Villaraigosa maintains, he sees no real difference from Hahn. “He’s folded to the unions and big-money interests and I don’t see where anything new or concrete is coming out,” Kotkin said. “What we have in Los Angeles today is a new permanent political class where it doesn’t really matter who is in office – the same things get done.” Kotkin also said he is upset that no one seems willing to step forward to challenge the mayor’s proposals. “Where are the (former councilmen) Ernani Bernardi and Joel Wachs, who weren’t afraid to speak up? What we have is a City Council and a structure that just goes along.” But others discount the grumbling. “I think, to the general public, people believe he is doing a good job,” said Matthew Cahn, director of the Center for Southern California Studies at California State University, Northridge. “It wouldn’t be City Hall if there wasn’t grumbling from inside. But he seems to be making an effort to solidify the support he received across the city. “The question I would have is, how long can he keep it up? What I’m looking for is if he can develop the partnerships he needs to implement the vision he has laid out. “That will be the sign of how successful he can become.” Rick Orlov, (213) 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Marking his 100th day in office, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa criss-crossed Los Angeles on Saturday in a day of community service that was as much about his giving back to the city as his seeking to engage and unite it. From the San Fernando Valley to the Harbor, West L.A. through downtown and to his native Eastside, Villaraigosa spent the day much as he has spent most days since his inauguration – aggressively spreading a charismatic message of new leadership, energy and opportunity. “The message is that Angelenos are not only dreaming of a better Los Angeles, but they are joining forces to address the problems of the community,” Villaraigosa said. It’s a message that Villaraigosa has been relentless in conveying as he has swept into office on a wave of national and local attention and high expectations, vowing to bring a new vision to a lagging Los Angeles and improve everything from education to transportation. By nearly all accounts, the mayor has made strides. He has removed lobbyists from city commissions, appointed an ethics czar in his office, pushed environmental programs, banned rush-hour construction, and appointed more than 100 commissioners. But amid the successes, he has faced some high-profile setbacks and, while it remains early in his tenure, some say Villaraigosa walks a fine line in translating his promises into action and not becoming a victim of his own expectations. “Some wonder if he set the bar too high,” said Jaime Regalado, director of the Pat Brown Institute at California State University, Los Angeles. “I think the reality of the job hit him. He went through a campaign where he promised a lot and now, as mayor, he has to be more measured.” Almost immediately after taking the oath of office July 1, Villaraigosa appeared to renege on his promise to seek mayoral control of the Los Angeles Unified School District, backing away from legislation that would have given him direct control over public schools. Last week, he reasserted his vow to gain authority over the district by the end of his term, noting, “You don’t go into a war without a plan. If we do this, we have to make sure we win. There is too much at stake.” last_img read more


first_imgBridgin Carr, Jason Friel, Trudy O’Donnell, Karen McBrearty, Celine Bradley, Catriona McIntyre, Kyra McBrearty and Laura Foody. Photo- Clive WessonThere promises to be a packed ‘House’ tonight as well-known Letterkenny musician Bridgin Carr launches her latest album.The new cd, Anam Bri, features original Celtic and folk songs about life, more life and Arranmore!The gang are coming to Carlow to represent Ulster in the upcoming PanCeltic Festival on 7th March, and Jason Friel will be unveiling this song, Sometimes, tonig Special guests tonight are Jacqui Sharkey, Blue Ribbon Arrs and of course, Foireann Bri.Admission for the event at House, Voodoo is free and a beautiful night of music which kicks off at 8pm is guaranteed..! PACKED ‘HOUSE’ PROMISED TONIGHT FOR LETTERKENNY MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM was last modified: February 26th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more