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Down big, SMB ‘showed fight of a champion,’ says Lassiter

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first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “This was the fight of a champion, we were relentless, we never gave up,” said shooting guard Marcio Lassiter Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We just showed how we are as a championship team.”San Miguel fell behind by as much as 23, 71-48, but the only thing that the deficit did to the Beermen was force the kings to come down from their throne and quell whatever rebellion the Hotshots tried to concoct.The Beermen first displayed their kingly poise in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Hotshots 26-12 in the final 12 minutes of regulation with 2013 MVP Arwind Santos drilling a clutch triple that tied the game at 86 with 19.5 seconds left in the period.After the first overtime ended at 94-94, San Miguel unleashed its full might.San Miguel outscored the Hotshots, 14-5, in the final five minutes  to win its 25th title.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil There’s a saying that goes “come at the king, best not miss” and oh did Magnolia miss.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel was gunning for its fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup and the Hotshots were hell-bent on stopping the Beermen from making history.And in the first three quarters of Game 5, it seemed that the Hotshots were well on their way to extending the finals to at least the sixth game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThen the fourth quarter rolled in, then the first overtime, then the second, and the Hotshots realized that they were in a world of trouble.The Beermen went on to win, 108-99, and continue their reign yet again. View comments ”We really had to fight for this one and it was hard,” said Lassiter, who had 16 points, four assists, and two steals. “We didn’t want to give them any momentum and we all felt like we can win the game because 24 minutes is a lot of time and anything can happen.”“We want to show to everyone we will fight and win the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Cabagnot wants San Miguel to be standard of PH basketball Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Another display of witch-hunting

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first_imgDear Editor,I will wholly agree with the Leader of the Opposition’s response to the unjustified charges of misconduct in public office. There is no basis for such a charge, since Dr Ashni Singh was carrying out the mandate of Cabinet.According to reports, the three plots of land were sold for $31.9 million, $18.5 million and $5.8 million per acre. This is not a case where the buyers colluded with the minister or the Government to commit a fraud. There is no evidence to suggest that.Chapter 73:05 Financial Management and Accountability Act, Section 85 clearly states the criminal liability of an official. It states that an official who falsifies any account, statement, receipt or other record issued or kept for the purposes of this Act, the Regulations, the Finance Circulars or any other instrument made under this Act, or conspires or colludes with any other person to defraud the State or make opportunity for any person to defraud the State, or knowingly permits any other person to do so, is guilty of an indictable offence.It is clear that SOCU came up empty-handed but the political dictates must ensure that the previous Government faces public embarrassment in yet another display of witch-hunting. It must be recalled that they had made public utterances about corruption and stealing of public funds, which they abysmally failed to substantiate even though millions were spent on CoIs, so now they must appease their supporters.But even among their die-hard supporters, there are many who have realized that all of this is a drama into futility. These are just baseless and spurious allegations! This is wasteful spending to enrich a few of their cronies.Let me refresh and enlighten the public what took place in 1991 when there was an insane haste by the PNC Government to privatize more than 40 state entities. That was the time when our per capita income was just around US$370.In February 1991, the PNC Government sold Demerara Woods Limited for 9.7 million pounds sterling to Lord Beaverbrook, and he obtained a 50-year lease of 1.1 million acres of rainforest. Two months later, he sold his interests for 61 million pounds sterling. In 1992 it was resold for 74 million pounds. It was estimated that the rainforest alone at that time was valued between US$160 million and $206 million.Another similar case is Guyana Timbers Limited. The book value of this entity was stated at US$130 million, but it was sold for a paltry US$23.2 million in 1991. Registration and other fees amounting to US$1.6 million were waived.The GRMMA complexes at Black Bush Polder and Corriverton were sold off in 1991 for US$3.8 million, but these complexes were valued at US$14.9. The Complexes at Ruimzeigt and Wakenaam and fertile lands were sold for US$2.5 million, the valuation was for US$8.5 million. At Anna Regina, the Complex valued at US$14.2 million was sold for US$4.2 million. In all these cases, local investors made higher bids, but the complexes were sold to foreigners. These are just a few.When the PPP/C took office in 1992, they could have done a lot to embarrass the PNC, and even prosecute many of the ministers; but it was a time for healing, reconciliation and nation building. Instead, the PPP/C put their shoulders to the plough and started a Herculean effort to build this nation from scratch, since our economy was comprehensively bankrupted and the masses were literally starving. Our debts were so debilitating that only 5% of our GDP could be used to run the country! The remaining 95% went towards repayment of debts and interests! It was a crime to have certain food items!Let us contrast with what this PNC-majority- controlled Government inherited. They inherited a booming economy that was on an upward trajectory. They inherited a full Treasury and a GDP per capita from US$370 to US$4,000. Yet this Government is bent on a collision course with the Opposition, although they preached about social cohesion and a good life for all Guyanese. Instead of continuing the nation building process, we find that this Government is now using the ‘red herring’ fallacy to divert attention away from the crumbling economy and the cancerous manifestation of corruption, mismanagement, cronyism, and unaccountability.This Government should provide answers to the Auditor General on how nearly $1 billion was spent on the D’Urban Park project. There are missing financial records, and the company has since been liquidated. The Government should provide answers to the lopsided oil contract, the many allegations of corrupt public procurement and cronyism, among many others. We need CoIs on these as well.I am sure that all these vexatious and vengeful efforts by the Government will come to nothing. I fully support the conclusions of Dr Jagdeo. The approval to sell came from Cabinet having received recommendations from the Privatization Unit and the Board.Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region 6last_img read more

Lack of Accountability in Gov’t Worries UN

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first_imgUN Security CouncilThe President of the United Nations (UN) Security Council has said that lack of transparency and accountability on the part of the Liberian government is a worrying trend that needs urgent attention because it makes the citizenry to have no confidence in the governing establishment.As a result, the Security Council has urged the Unity Party led government to accelerate its accountability and transparency efforts to bolster public confidence as the October 10 elections approaches as well as the subsequent transfer of power, the UN SC said in a statement yesterday.The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led administration has been marred with series of corruption incidents and several anti-graft reports that have yet to be properly investigated and perpetrators brought to book.The latest of these entrenched corruption activities is the Public Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) loan scheme, which was “reportedly” set aside by government for struggling Liberian businesses. Unfortunately, however, the funds were divided amongst top government officials and family members and cronies, thereby leaving out those the scheme was actually meant to benefit. Investigation launched into how the funds were mismanaged has yielded no fruit as the case is seems to be forgotten already.The President admitted in her last Annual Address to the Joint Session of Legislature that her government has failed in the war against corruption because Liberians are dishonest, not only in government, but in their homes, as well as places of learning and of worship.The global body (UN) and its sub-organizations have continuously stressed that transparency and accountability are requisite tools for the attainment of peace and the advancement of development and improvement of lives in any country. China, which is a permanent member, currently holds the presidency of the Security Council.The Security Council, therefore, emphasizes the need for continued international attention to and involvement in Liberia and urges the government, UNMIL, and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) to continue to coordinate closely in the transfer of responsibilities, taking into account UNMIL’s drawdown and closure at the expiration of the final period of its mandate on March 30, 2018, as set out in Resolution 2333 (2016).The Security Council will continue to engage with the international community and donors, including in support of the commitments made in the Liberia Peace-building Plan, to address capacity gaps identified in the UNCT’s mapping exercise needed to assure continuity of relevant peace-building programs and assist Liberia’s continued efforts to achieve sustainable peace.“The Security Council emphasizes, in this context, the importance of the convening role of the Peace-building Commission,” the statement said.The Security Council commends the overall progress towards restoring peace, security and stability in Liberia, the commitment of the people and Government of Liberia to peace and to developing democratic processes and institutions, and the contributions of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) since its establishment in 2003, and welcomes the Liberia Peace-building Plan, entitled ‘Sustaining Peace and Securing Development’ (S/2017/282), submitted by the Secretary-General to the Council, pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2333 (2016) after development through close consultation between the UN and the Government of Liberia.The global security body said it has taken note of the peace-building plan and actions to be undertaken during phase I of the plan from April 2017 – March 2018 in support of the Government of Liberia’s commitment to develop, before UNMIL’ s departure, durable national capacities critical to sustain peace, and, in this regard, encourages all stakeholders to enhance efforts to fulfill their commitments and provide their support for successful implementation and emphasizes the need for expanded efforts by the Liberian authorities to address the root causes of conflict, reinvigorate reconciliation processes, promote land reform, advance constitutional and institutional reforms, especially in the justice and security sectors, and promote women’s active participation in Peace-building, extend state authority and social services throughout the country, and build trust between Liberian citizens and the government institutions.The Security Council notes the importance of credible presidential and legislative elections in Liberia in October 2017 and calls upon all stakeholders to ensure that the elections in October will be free, fair, credible, and transparent, including through the full participation of women, and that any dispute will be resolved peacefully through established mechanisms in accordance with the law.The Security Council also welcomed the signing of the ‘Farmington River Declaration’ on June 4, at the ECOWAS Summit, where political parties committed themselves to violence-free elections in October and a peaceful transition to a new government.The council also called on the Liberian government to ensure that adequate resources are committed and expeditiously distributed for the National Elections Commission,.The group also commended the successful completion of the transfer of security responsibility to Liberia’s security services on 30 June 2016 and encourages the efforts underway by the Government of Liberia to put in place an elections security plan aimed at responding effectively and appropriately to any incident of public disorder and calls on the government to provide adequate resources to implement the plan.The Security Council welcomes the support of bilateral and multilateral partners, including the UN, African Union, ECOWAS and the Mano River Union, and encourages them to continue to play a significant role in support of building and sustaining peace 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

City Council to meet with businesses concerned about Wastewater Transfer Station closure

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first_imgInstead of making a short presentation to council at a future meeting, Mayor Lori Ackerman says the discussion deserves more time than a delegation is allotted. “We recognize that there are issues with this particular decision that council made, so recognizing the importance of this conversation, 10 minutes is not sufficient,” she told the crowd. “We’ll be sending out letters to meet with you specifically about this.” Some of the concerns cited with reducing the station’s hours from 24/7 365 to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday include reduced service due to increased waiting times, and additional costs to customers to have their sewer hauled. In a written letter to City Council, George Bergen of Westar Oilfield Rentals argues that the consequences of their decision will become a health and environmental issue. – Advertisement -“The number of hours per day that the City disposal site will be open will only provide time for a fraction of the waste to be disposed of,” he explains. “The disposal does need to take place so the problem then becomes where. As a business our workers have already witnessed other trucks disposing in ditches. Residences will either intentionally pump liquid into the bush or ditch or their tanks will just overflow when vac-trucks cannot pick up and dispose of the waste.” Both sides have arranged to meet on September 24, the day after the next scheduled council meeting. Should council want to bring the issue back for another decision, the next meeting isn’t until October 7, which is after the October 1 start date for reduced hours. However, council has the ability to call as Special Council Meeting before then if deemed necessary. Advertisement The issue is also on the agenda for the Peace River Regional District’s meeting this week.last_img read more

MAN REACHED SPEEDS OF MORE THAN 180KPH DURING GARDA PURSUIT

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first_imgA young father of two was told he may never see his family again if he continues to drive in such an appalling manner.Danny Connors is led away from Letterkenny Courthouse. (NW Newspix)Falcarragh District Court heard how Danny Connors drove at speeds in excess of 180kph during a Garda pursuit. The 21 year old overtook several cars over several miles after “panicking” when he saw Gardai.Connors of Canal Road, Letterkenny, was sentenced to six months in prison, disqualified from driving for five years and fined €500 for various offences including dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and no insurance.The dangerous driving offences occurred at Raymoghy, Manorcunningham, The Polestar Roundabout, Neil T.Blaney Road while the insurance charge was at Canal Road. All the offences happened on February 17.He pleaded guilty to two of the dangerous driving charges and the offence of no insurance.Inspector David Kelly, said on February 17 at 8.55pm Gardai observed a Volkswagen Passat driving dangerously in Newtowncunningham towards Letterkenny.They tried to follow him but could not keep up but witnessed other cars braking to try and avoid him.Inspector Kelly said Connors immediately admitted he didn’t have insurance when caught.He told Judge Paul Kelly the defendant had 11 previous convictions mainly for traffic offences in Sligo, Mullingar an Limerick and had been disqualified from driving for a period of two years.Defence solicitor Michael Shiel told Judge Kelly he had been arrested on foot of a bench warrant and custody had been a very ‘sobering experience’ for him.“He doesn’t want to go back,” Mr Shiel said.He submitted a letter to the court on behalf of his client explaining how he had missed his wife and two children whilst in custody and assured the court he would not trouble it again for motoring offences if he got a chance.However, Judge Kelly said it was an appalling case and it was a ‘miracle’ there wasn’t a serious accident.“I wonder for a moment did he consider his driving could have left a family without a loved one.“I appreciate he has missed his family while in prison but if he continues to drive like this he ma not see them again,” Judge Kelly said.He said the driving was ‘reprehensible’ and he had to impose a custodial sentence.For the dangerous driving offence at Raymoghy Judge Kelly imposed a six months prison and disqualified from driving for five years. On the other charge of dangerous driving at Neil T.Blaney Road he imposed another five years disqualification to run concurrent.On the no insurance charge at Canal Road Judge Kelly imposed a four months prison sentence and disqualified Connors from driving for four years to run concurrent.MAN REACHED SPEEDS OF MORE THAN 180KPH DURING GARDA PURSUIT was last modified: March 20th, 2014 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) Tags:courtdangerous drivingDanny ConnorsdonegalGardaiJudge Paul Kellyletterkennylast_img read more

GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

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first_imgThe lotto numbers for 19th December were 8,11,17,20 match 3 winner was Peter mc Connell. Next weeks jackpot is €3,340.The Glenswilly dinner dance will take place on January 1st. Our extra special guest is Dr. Maguire and among our special guests will be Liam O Neill who takes over as GAA president next year, Joe Brolly who will be meeting up with his Glenswilly relations and Charlie Collins from Highland Radio. We hope to see all former and current players, club officers and supporters on the night. If you have relations who were involved and who will be down for the holidays why not bring them along and meet up with their former team mates. Tickets are available from Hughie or Donal.If there is anyone interested in getting a copy of the county final dvd they can contact the club secretary Barry McDaid. The club underage presentation took place on Sunday, and a big crowd attended to celebrate what was a successful year for underage in the club, well done to all who received medals and accolades, and thanks to special guest Frank McGlynn, as well as our own Gary McDaid, Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher.The gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.Club members are reminded to have their AGM nominations in before Friday the 23rd, AGM is fixed for January 7th.There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome. There will be Irish classes in the clubhouse on Tuesday 8th at 8pm, all are welcome.The club would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and good health in 2012. GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: December 20th, 2011 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) Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

Franchitti’s effort earns him pole at Indy 400

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first_imgBattling a troublesome wind, Dario Franchitti put together his finest qualifying effort in seven races at California Speedway and will be on the pole for today’s Toyota Indy 400. Franchitti zipped around the two-mile track in 32.8171 seconds, 219.398 mph, to edge Tomas Scheckter’s 218.92 mph. It was Franchitti’s first pole of the season and just his second in his four-year Indy Racing League career, and enough to set an IndyCar Series record of 16 top-10 starts this season. “It would mean a lot to win this one.’ As it would Scheckter. “I’m almost in tears here with Chevrolet going,’ said Scheckter, “especially with how much power we’ve got. It would be great (to get a win), it would be really great. If we could get a win in their last race, it would be really good.’ That could be said for the other 20 drivers in the field. Although Dan Wheldon has the championship locked up, there are other battles for positions in the points race. Wheldon, who has won six races this season, is seventh on the grid. “We just don’t seem to be very quick,’ said Wheldon, also part of the AGR team. “I’m sure our team is good enough to make sure we have a reasonable car in the race, I’m just not sure how good the car will be.’ Franchitti’s other AGR teammate Tony Kanaan, the 2004 series champ, is 26 points head of Sam Hornish Jr. in the scrap for second. A total of 36 points separate Franchitti, Helio Castroneves and Scott Sharp for fourth while Vitor Meira, Bryan Herta, Scheckter and Patrick Carpentier are within 26 points of each other in the fight for seventh. Kanaan is seventh spots behind Hornish on the grid. “We really struggle in qualifying as a team,’ said Kanaan, “but we are all on different setups, that’s why you see all of us quick at different times. If you look at our qualifying setups, they are all different. Nothing is similar. We know we have a good race car, so we’re not too worried.’ But the real story line centers around rookie Danica Patrick, who will sit outside Hornish on the second row. Hornish posted a speed of 218.602 while Patrick was fourth fastest at 218.199. “The wind changed so much and our strategy was definitely a two- gear strategy and I had to leave it in the top gear the whole time because fifth gear was too short,’ Patrick said. “We took a chance and the wind wasn’t doing what we thought it was doing. “I thought we had a good chance for the pole. I’m disappointed but I have won three poles this year, I was looking for the rookie record (four). But now, I’d take a win in my rookie year. This track is like many of the tracks we have raced this year and have been competitive. I think we will have a chance to win, but so will Buddy (Rice) and Vitor.’ In perhaps the day’s biggest development, Honda ended all speculation of its IndyCar Series future by announcing its commitment through the 2009 season. The three- year contract ensures Honda as an engine supplier after its current agreement expires after the 2006 season. According to Robert Clarke, president of Honda Performance Development, the decision was made Friday morning. “Because of our need and our desire and because we’re in the American market, we want to race in the premiere series, particularity in open-wheel racing in this country,’ Clarke said. “We also recognize the Indianapolis 500 for its tradition and its place in American motor sports.’ In three years of IndyCar Series competition, Honda has won two driving champions and the last two Indianapolis 500 races (Buddy Rice in 2004 and Dan Wheldon in 2005). Louis Brewster can be reached at (909) 386-3865. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Today’s race set for a 12:50 p.m. green flag start on ESPN is the season-finale for the series. It is also the final IRL race scheduled at the speedway and the last race in which Chevrolet will supply engines to IndyCar teams. “We’re happy with the car and that run,’ said Franchitti, a member of the four-car Andretti Green Racing team. “Qualifying on these types of tracks is more to do with the engine guys and our engineers; they hit it right and the engine was really, really strong. last_img read more

LAUSD may pay for once free land

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “I think it’s greatly unfortunate for the taxpayers,” said Bisno, chairman and CEO of Bisno Development Co., which proposes a 2,300-unit multifamily development called Ponte Vista for the site. “I think it is a clear demonstration … of the degradation of responsible fiscal management to put themselves in a position where they’re paying hundreds of millions of dollars for an asset they could have had, if they’d planned ahead, for free. “I think it’s a slap in the face for the taxpayer.” The project has divided elected officials and members of the community who are concerned about the traffic and other problems the large campus would generate and whether a smaller school could be built elsewhere, such as near Los Angeles Harbor College. At a news conference Monday, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn asked the school board to postpone a decision. And in an interview, Hahn said the LAUSD has rushed the process without addressing community concerns and thoroughly exploring the alternatives. “It’s unfortunate they missed an opportunity to have land free of charge,” Hahn said, adding that the proposed Ponte Vista project also is too large for the community. “But we were told their demographers indicated they did not need to build a high school in this area less than five years ago. Now, it’s problematic to put a high school there … a 2,000-seat high school will bring a lot of traffic. They should build smaller learning academies.” Board member Mike Lansing, who represents the area, defended the district’s choice of a site for the school, which would serve communities in San Pedro and Harbor City. He also accused Hahn of being “squeezed” by a developer who is lobbying aggressively for a zone change that would allow his multifamily project. Hahn responded that she hasn’t decided whether to back a change in zoning, adding that the community has issues over both the proposed housing development and the high school. “It’s a perfect location for the two communities it serves,” Lansing said, adding that the district has looked at 10 alternate sites, including several suggested by city officials. Lansing also defended the district’s actions in August 1999, saying there was no money or designated school project at that time to justify competing with the city’s master plan – which included the two private schools – for the free land. “The story is, that was then, this is now,” he said. “Public school seats are needed.” He also said building a 2,000-seat high school would be more cost-effective than building several 500-seat campuses in separate locations, and that the large campus could be configured into smaller learning communities. School board member David Tokofsky said it was shocking that public entities throughout the region weren’t able to capitalize on all the free federal land. “It’s truly an amazing drop of the ball by every public entity,” Tokofsky said. The LAUSD staff defended its efforts to acquire the site, saying student demographics have shifted and that the district now must work to ease overcrowding at San Pedro High School and at Narbonne High School in Harbor City. Roderick Hamilton, LAUSD consultant and south region development manager, said the LAUSD approached the U.S. Department of Education again in 2003 and asked to reopen its application for the free land. Barbara Shawyer, U.S. Department of Education project manager in the federal real property assistance program, said agencies cannot reapply under General Services Administration distribution rules. “The door is pretty much closed” once applicants say they’re no longer interested, Shawyer said. Hamilton said the district monitored the March auction, but couldn’t afford the entire parcel. Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 beth.barrett@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Six years after rejecting surplus federal property in San Pedro, Los Angeles Unified is now prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars to purchase the same parcel for a 2,025-student high school, the Daily News has learned. The district applied for a portion of the former San Pedro naval housing site in January 1999, but withdrew the application seven months later rather than compete with the city of Los Angeles’ plan for the property. Part of the surplus land was given away for two private high schools, which are now being built, while residential developer Bob Bisno bought some 62 acres for $121 million during an on-line auction held last March. Tonight, the school board is set to consider designating about one-quarter of the land at Western Avenue and Westmont Drive as a “preferred site” for a $165 million high school, indicating it might try to acquire the land through condemnation proceedings after conducting a yearlong environmental review. District officials estimate the cost of the 15-acre school site at roughly $30 million, based on the developer’s purchase price. But Bisno said it could run as high as $150 million to $200 million once the adverse impact on the project is factored in. last_img read more

FROM GLENCOLMCILLE TO WASHINGTON, BRENDAN BOYLE TAKES DAD TO FIRST DAY IN CONGRESS!

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first_imgBrendan and Frank Boyle in a snowy Washington this afternoonHERE’S one very proud Donegal man today.Frank Boyle, (63), emigrated to America in 1970 aged just 19, leaving his beloved Glencolmcille behind.This evening he is on Capitol Hill, Washington DC, as his son Brendan was sworn in as a Congressman in the House of Representatives. Brendan is the only member of Congress with an Irish-born parent, after being elected to the House of Representatives in November’s US mid-term elections.Irish-speaking dad Frank is a janitor on Philadelphia’s rail transit system.Recently Brendan told Donegal Daily of his love of Donegal, and Glencolmcille – or as he calls it The Glen!Brendan told Donegal Daily: “I’ve been to Donegal many times. I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. Of course, I guess I am a bit biased. “My brother Kevin, who is also an elected official in the state House, decided to have his wedding in Donegal in 2011. It was a wonderful time.”Brendan was elected to represent a mostly middle-class area with pockets of poverty spanning parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County.The 37-year-old advocates raising the minimum wage to help the working poor and increasing taxation of passive income such as stocks and bonds, noting that wage earners pay higher effective rates than investorsBrendan and Frank on a recent holiday home to The GlenFROM GLENCOLMCILLE TO WASHINGTON, BRENDAN BOYLE TAKES DAD TO FIRST DAY IN CONGRESS! was last modified: January 6th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Brendan BoyleCongressDonegal DailyFrank BoyleGlencolmcillesworn inwashington dclast_img read more

Defense does it again: When 49ers needed it, Saleh’s guys brought it

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first_imgSANTA CLARA – Last Sunday, lineman Damontre Moore was cooking and watching his 6-month-old son at his house outside of Dallas, wondering if he would ever play in the NFL again.This Sunday, he made the play that sealed the 49ers’ 36-26 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium.With the Cardinals down four with 31 seconds left, Moore tracked down receiver KeeSean Johnson from behind and forced a fumble that was recovered by safety Jaquiski Tartt at the Arizona 30. The 49ers later scored …last_img read more