Capitol Hill Sounds Alarm over Mistakes in National Budget

first_imgThe Capitol, Seat of the LegislatureRepresentatives on Capitol Hill have expressed dismay over discrepancies they claimed have been identified in the approved 2013/2014 National Budget.Plenary Thursday, January 30, said that it is concerned these irregularities have the propensity to confuse the electorate and create tension in the counties.The Lower House’s concern is based on a communication addressed to the plenary from River Cess County Representative Francis S. Paye. Rep. Paye pointed out what he believed to be several inconsistencies in the published Citizens Guide of Liberia.The Citizens’ Guide is a document published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the Ministry of Finance detailing all concession companies, how much financial benefits a particular county has and what projects are to be undertaken in these locations.According to Rep. Paye, interchanged budget lines intended for River Cess were shifted to River Gee County.He made specific reference to pages 52 to 55, involving US$732,000 worth of Social Development Funds allotted by concession companies operating in River Cess County that was placed under River Gee County.“Anardarko Block 10, Chevron LB11, Chevron LB12 and EJ & J Logging Company and AmLib were all transported to other areas of outside their required places,” Representative Paye claimed.“The much-talked about Block 13 that was previously rumored to be located in River Cess County, was rather seen under Grand Bassa County. Now the same budgetary transfer is occurring in the case of River Gee; this make us believe that there must have been some politics involved in denying River Cess its justifiable benefits,” Rep. Paye pointed out.Rep. Paye, a former River Cess Superintendent, demanded corrections for the record’s sake to all errors identified in the final and approved Budget.According to Rep. Paye, “by doing so we will have socio-economic growth and development for all of our various political sub-divisions.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Granger: no “intention” to rig 2020 elections

first_imgIn a bid to curb fears that rigged elections may return, President David Granger confronted the issue on Friday, during his first press conference in two years, saying that he has never rigged an election in his life.Granger was at the time responding to questions from the local press as to whether he would follow in the ideals of the late President Forbes Burnham, who isPresident David Grangeraccused of rigging elections. Granger said whenever he talks about the late President, he would place emphasis on the work he did to improve education and other areas.“I’ve never rigged an election in my life. I have no intention of ever doing so. Whenever I spoke of Burnham, I spoke of the ideas which he implanted in the party that he founded, the People’s National Congress.”He noted that a comparison of Guyana in 1964 with Guyana in 1974 would show that “enormous strides” were made. The President said that rigging elections have no bearing on anything he has said or intends to do.It is being widely discussed that the move made by President David Granger, which brings back memories of the Burnham era, was the unilateral appointment of a Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) chairman, Justice James Patterson.There have also been widespread criticisms over Government forming an entire ministry to deal specifically with the registration of births and deaths. The Opposition has vehemently claimed this may be a strategy to pad the voters list at the next General Elections, which is due to take place in 2020.During a press conference, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told media operatives that what had transpired over the appointment of the GECOM Chairman has lead the party to now have distrust for the list of voters.According to Jagdeo, the PPP harbours concerns about the database at GECOM. The Opposition Leader, in pointing to his party’s belief that Government is setting the stage to rig the 2020 elections, pointed to fears over the potential tampering of birth certificates at the Ministry of Citizenship, headed by Minister Winston Felix.“We are training our polling agents already,” he disclosed, as the party prepares to ensure that votes cannot be stolen at the level of the polling place.Speaking to media operatives on the matter, the former President had pointed out the furor that has been sparked across the country’s civil society organisations, the private sector, religious leaders and individuals, who spoke out against the appointment.In addition to all this, Granger has long been accused by the PPP of having participated in vote rigging during the Burnham era. Retiring with the rank of Brigadier General, Granger commanded the Guyana Defence Force from 1979, and was a top military figure during the Burnham Presidency.last_img read more

Teen raped during Berbice robbery

first_imgA teenage girl was raped shortly after returning home from an outing in Berbice.Her family was also robbed of cash and jewellery by the two bandits, who fired shots in the direction of a four-month-old baby, to have the family comply with their demands.The 18-year-old mother of two and her 52-year-old mother arrived home on Monday evening about 22:00h from the Berbice Expo, and saw two men under the house, but could not escape.The house is situated close to the Corentyne Highway. The unemployed mother said both men were carrying guns.“My daughter had her two children, and one went to her and the other one came to me and put me to lie down. He put his foot on me and then kick me and say that they want the money and jewellery,” the woman said.She told Guyana Times that both men were masked.She explained that her daughter was pushed into the hammock with her four-month-old baby and her other child was placed to sit on the ground.At the time, the woman’s 32-year-old differently abled son was in the upper flat of the house, but owing to his disability, he was unable to aid his mother and sister. The woman related that he managed to run away from the men and rushed over to her neighbour’s yard. She said the Police were called and they responded quickly, but as the men left, they grabbed her teenage daughter and took her with them.Meanwhile, the teenager told Guyana Times that the men demanded her cellular phone and the silver jewellery she was wearing at the time.She said that two gunshots were fired – one landing inches away from her baby’s head.“They told me that I have to go with them and they pull me and carry me down to the cemetery,” she said.In tears, the teen told this publication that one of the men then raped her.According to her, when he was finished, the second one was about to rape her also, but they saw the flashing lights of the Police vehicle and both escaped.“When they finish with me, they tell me don’t tell nobody or they will come back to me…”The scared teenager also related that since the incident, a particular neighbour has been mocking and teasing her about the incident. She said this has made her more depressed about the ordeal.Meanwhile, Police on Tuesday arrested a man at his Whim Village, Berbice home in connection with the incident.Police are investigating.last_img read more

Man United to beat Chelsea to £22m Brazilian wonderkid?

first_imgManchester United have emerged as frontrunners in the chase to sign Fluminense starlet Gerson.The Brazilian youth international has made 12 first-team appearances for the Rio club this season and scored four goals.Scouts from Old Trafford have watched the 17-year-old in action for Brazil Under-20s but face a battle with Chelsea, Juventus and Barcelona to secure his services.Fluminense want to keep Gerson until the end of next season at least, but would be prepared to let the midfielder leave if their £22m valuation is met. 1 Gerson [left] in action for Brazil Under-20s last_img

Betting suspended on Jurgen Klopp becoming new Liverpool boss – Coral Daily Download

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Jurgen Klopp looks nailed-on to become the next Liverpool manager, with betting suspended on the German taking charge at Anfield.He also says Sam Allardyce remains the favourite to take charge of Sunderland despite claims he is not keen on the post, while Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson are also in the frame.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

West Ham blow as key man ruled out for ‘few weeks’ with repeat injury

first_img1 Manuel Lanzini West Ham have received a fresh injury blow after Slaven Bilic confirmed Manuel Lanzini will be sidelined for a “few weeks”.The Argentine returned to action at the end of December against Southampton after a month out with a thigh injury.He started West Ham’s win over Liverpool last weekend but suffered a recurrence of his thight injury in the first half and was forced off shortly before half-time.Now the 22-year-old, who has been a big success at Upton Park since arriving on loan, is expected to be out until the end of the month.“Lanzini suffered the same injury as before, hopefully it will only be a few weeks,” said Bilic“We all want him back as soon as possible, he orchestrated the game against Liverpool. It looks like two or three weeks.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is to again raise investment and the funding of a Public Service Centre at Malin Head with the Minister for Tourism, Paschal Donohue.Stunning Malin Head form the ocean.The Sinn Féin Deputy said such a centre would benefit the whole of the Inishowen Peninsula.“The issue of capital funding and real investment at Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point, to develop the immense tourism potential of the location, not just for the local community but for Inishowen and the region has been raised for many years now.” He commended the work of many organisations which have contributed to the current investment project including Malin Head Community Association, the Malin Head working group under the Inishowen Development Partnership and Donegal County Council”.But he added “Failte Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way initiative is to be welcomed and I am already getting positive feedback from the local tourism industry. Malin Head is one of three key signature discovery points in Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way along with Sliabh League and Fanad Head and Lighthouse.“Investment has been made to Sliabh League and Fanad and now it is imperative that Malin Head and Inishowen receive good news with further investment in phase two and then the final phase three.“One of the key contributors to the economic regeneration of Inishowen and Donegal will be tourism and Malin Head is one of the most important visitor attractions in our region. We need to maximise that potential and invest in this immense amenity”.  INVESTMENT FOR MALIN HEAD VISITOR CENTRE TO BE RAISED AGAIN was last modified: January 6th, 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) Tags:Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainndonegalinvestmentMalin Headlast_img read more


first_imgResults for Donegal International Rally, 201215th June to 17th June at LetterkennyHALTED – Last updated: 18:05 on 17th June to FINISHAll done!Results for the International categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev13Garry Jennings/Neil DohertySubaru Impreza6O/A2:25:05.628Seamus Leonard/John McCaffertySubaru Impreza6O/A2:26:26.71:21.11:21.135Derek McGarrity/Paul KielySubaru Impreza6O/A2:28:01.32:55.71:34.647Donagh Kelly/Kevin FlanaganSubaru Impreza612:28:17.13:11.50:15.851Darren Gass/Enda SherrySubaru Impreza622:29:03.13:57.50:46.0617Sam Moffett/James O’ReillyMitsubishi Evo 9412:34:04.78:59.15:01.67133Josh Moffett/Jason McKennaMitsubishi Evo 9422:34:22.29:16.60:17.58139Martin Doherty/Damien McCauleyMitsubishi Evo 9432:37:51.912:46.33:29.7941Kevin O’Connor/Gerard ConwayCitroen C2212:42:35.417:29.84:43.51047Pj McDermott/Paul GoodmanMitsubishi Evo 9442:42:52.717:47.10:17.31140Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran GeaneyRenault Clio312:43:14.618:09.00:21.91243Kieran Daly/Keith MoriartyCitroen C2222:43:43.318:37.70:28.71367Gary Cooney/Rory McBrideMitsubishi Evo 8.5632:47:33.622:28.03:50.31471Tony Jardine/Maurice HamiltonMitsubishi Evo 9452:49:18.124:12.51:44.515135Stephan Bradley/Sarah WhelanHonda Civic112:49:24.024:18.40:05.916116Paddy McDaid/Oliver DohertyHonda Civic122:50:43.425:37.81:19.41744Steve Wood/Johnny BairdCitroen C2232:50:50.225:44.60:06.818150Mark Ewing/Rachel McConnellHonda Civic132:51:20.026:14.40:29.819103Sean Agnew/Peter DeeryCitroen C2242:53:50.128:44.52:30.12096Paddy Walker/John SweeneyPeugeot 206252:57:55.132:49.54:05.02142David Carney/Ray FitzpatrickCitroen C2263:01:51.136:45.53:56.022118Brian Quigley/Conal DohertyHonda Civic143:04:09.839:04.22:18.723121Alistar Glenn/Niall McDaidPeugeot 206273:06:01.240:55.61:51.424115Glenda Boyle/Kylie BoyleHonda Civic153:06:12.741:07.10:11.52565Martin O’Donnell/John O’DonnellHonda Civic163:08:10.243:04.61:57.526100Kieran Roarty/James DohertyHonda Civic173:08:51.743:46.10:41.527129Johnny Wilhare/Cahir WilhareHonda Civic183:12:49.447:43.83:57.728114Peter O’Kane/Mark O’ConnorHonda Civic193:20:38.955:33.37:49.52995Shane Orr/Kevin ConnorsHonda Civic1103:28:54.71:03:49.18:15.8Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev112Declan Boyle/Brian BoyleFord Escort Mk214O/A2:32:21.0214Manus Kelly/Donal BarrettFord Escort Mk214O/A2:32:25.80:04.80:04.8322Martin McGee/Denis O’MahonyFord Escort Mk214O/A2:34:48.12:27.12:22.3416Brian Brogan/Damien McGettiganFord Escort Mk21412:37:05.54:44.52:17.4526Paul Barrett/John McElhinneyFord Escort Mk21422:37:37.65:16.60:32.16146Ed O’Callaghan/Raymond ScottFord Escort Mk21312:38:19.85:58.80:42.2731Samuel Kelso/Mac WalshFord Escort Mk21322:40:28.68:07.62:08.8830Daniel Conaghan/Terence MageeFord Escort Mk21332:41:15.48:54.40:46.8928Robbie Peoples/Keith StewartFord Escort Mk21432:41:40.19:19.10:24.71054William McFadden/Francie DevineFord Escort G31342:41:46.49:25.40:06.31123Geoffrey Dolan/Conor MurphyFord Escort Mk21442:42:29.510:08.50:43.11246Jp Logue/James LogueHonda Civic1352:45:05.412:44.42:35.91352Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’DonnellFord Escort Mk21362:45:30.413:09.40:25.01445Columba Heena/Declan Big FrancieToyota Corolla1372:45:32.913:11.90:02.51561Kevin Bradley/Siobhan BradleyFord Escort Mk21112:46:06.213:45.20:33.31656Peter Greene/Conor ComackFord Escort Mk21382:46:29.514:08.50:23.31773Oran Donnelly/Paul HughesFord Escort Mk21212:46:34.714:13.70:05.218107Paul Carron/Andrew BrowneToyota Corolla1122:47:06.214:45.20:31.51929Callum Duffy/Iain DuffyFord Escort Mk21452:47:20.114:59.10:13.920145Alan Sweeney/James GallagherFord Escort Mk21132:47:55.715:34.70:35.62138Vivian Hamill/Greame HendersonFord Escort Mk21462:48:18.015:57.00:22.322141Liam Doherty/Kyle McGettiganToyota Corolla1142:48:37.216:16.20:19.22350Shaun Murphy/Gerard McGinleyFord Escort Mk21392:48:39.316:18.30:02.12448Gary McElhinney/Paddy McCruddenFord Escort Mk213102:49:10.216:49.20:30.92574Kevin Kelly/Paul HegartyFord Escort Mk213112:49:33.817:12.80:23.62697Barry Wash McGill/Derek Tae HeenaFord Escort Mk2912:50:13.417:52.40:39.62792Daniel Lucey/Derry HealyFord Escort Mk213122:50:36.418:15.40:23.02853Dermot Cannon/Alvin AlcornToyota Corolla13132:51:15.618:54.60:39.22990Brendan Friel/John Paul BoyleToyota Corolla1152:51:35.519:14.50:19.93066John Dolan/Joe DolanFord Escort Mk213142:52:18.119:57.10:42.63193Tommy O’Connell/Sean MageeFord Escort Mk213152:53:12.120:51.10:54.03284Garry Gallagher/Lee CullenToyota Corolla1162:54:22.122:01.11:10.03391Rob Alderman/Paula AldermanFord Escort Mk213162:54:33.622:12.60:11.534109Kevin McHugh/Evin HughesFord Escort Mk213172:56:35.124:14.12:01.53510Daniel McKenna/Arthur KieransFord Escort Mk21472:56:54.824:33.80:19.736137Thomas McCreesh/Sean BrutonToyota Starlet1172:57:01.424:40.40:06.637148Daniel McCanny/Martin GallogleyFord Escort Mk213182:57:07.724:46.70:06.338122David Smyth/Mark DeeryToyota Corolla1182:57:43.225:22.20:35.53970Martin Howley/Shaun LaffertyMitsubishi Evo 91512:58:02.225:41.20:19.04099James Greenan/Jonathan TreanorOpel Corsa922:59:05.126:44.11:02.941104Joe Gallagher/Geard MullanMitsubishi Evo 91613:00:13.727:52.71:08.64289Darragh Doherty/Damian McElhinneyToyota Corolla1193:01:25.529:04.51:11.84387Thomas McGlinchey/Tony CurranFord Escort Mk213193:02:12.829:51.80:47.34498Damian O’Reilly/Damien McCabeFord Escort Mk2933:03:20.430:59.41:07.645112Hugh Martin Toye/Breeda ToyeHonda Civic13203:03:24.231:03.20:03.846123David Baird/Chris BairdVauxhall Astra1013:07:37.735:16.74:13.54739Alan Nesbitt/Quentin ParkFord Escort Mk21483:09:56.437:35.42:18.748130Sean Heraghty/Jonathan EdwardsVauxhall Nova943:10:42.238:21.20:45.849111Declan Hall/Chris CorrToyota Corolla11103:10:50.838:29.80:08.65088William Kenneally/Finbar FogartyFord Escort Mk211113:12:56.340:35.32:05.551124Mark Glackin/Micheal GlackinToyota Corolla11123:15:00.442:39.42:04.152132Ivan Warwick/Evelyn WarwickAudi Coupe1523:16:29.444:08.41:29.053126Eamonn McLaughlin/Sean ToppingVauxhall Nova953:18:50.246:29.22:20.85478Paul Corcoran/Liam McIntyreFord Escort Mk21223:20:10.247:49.21:20.05551J Browne/Brendan McElhinneyFord Escort Mk213213:21:49.949:28.91:39.756149Ivor Scott/Brendan PeoplesFord Escort Mk21233:22:49.850:28.80:59.957101Steward Rankin/William CoyleHonda Civic1623:30:12.357:51.37:22.558128Terence Diver/Evin HendersonFord Escort Mk211133:30:18.057:57.00:05.759105Andrew Stewart/Tony GallagherMitsubishi Evo 41533:30:18.257:57.20:00.260120Gavin McMenamin/Kevin FrielToyota Corolla11143:30:52.958:31.90:34.761134Declan McGettigan/Jonathan GallagherHonda Civic11153:31:54.859:33.81:01.962119Danny Cannon/Eamonn RussellHonda Civic11163:41:31.01:09:10.09:36.2Results for the Historic categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev1H3Andy Johnson/Jim McSherryVauxhall ChevetteD512:03:54.22H2John Keatley/James McKeefreyFord EscortK12:04:01.10:06.90:06.93H10Stephen McFerran/Ellen McFerranFord EscortD522:08:34.24:40.04:33.14H18James McDermott/Paul McDermottVauxhall ChevetteH412:09:19.75:25.50:45.55H8Alan Courtney/Paul SoutarPorsche 928D412:10:14.46:20.20:54.76H5Alan Jardine/Raymond KnoxFord Escort Mk1C312:10:17.56:23.30:03.17H17James Harkin/Patrick GallagherTalbot SunbeamD212:13:54.810:00.63:37.38H11Brian Crawford/Finian HanniganTalbot SunbeamD222:14:12.910:18.70:18.19H15William Todd/Aaron JohnsonAustin Mini CooperB212:19:30.215:36.05:17.310H7Andrew Harvey/Darren HarveyTalbot SunbeamD232:23:26.019:31.83:55.811H12Declan Jackson/Barry McCarneyFord EscortD312:40:02.636:08.416:36.6Results for the Junior categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev1J1Damien Whoriskey/Michael McClaffertyFord EscortJ2O/A56:03.42J9Barry McLaughlin/Aodhan GallagherToyota CorollaJ2O/A56:28.40:25.00:25.03J6Christopher McLaughlin/Niall O’DonnellToyota CorollaJ2O/A58:03.01:59.61:34.64J4Glenn Alcorn/Gavin O’DonnellToyota CorollaJ2159:31.13:27.71:28.15J5Shane Carr/Stephen PeoplesVauxhall NovaJ221:00:20.24:16.80:49.16J11Conal McNulty/Danny McCloskeySuzuki SwiftJ111:00:33.44:30.00:13.27J8Michael Brennan/Matthew PeoplesHonda CivicJ231:03:14.57:11.12:41.18J12Lee Jacob/Jonathan JacobSuzuki SwiftJ121:09:05.513:02.15:51.0DONEGAL RALLY: FINAL RESULTS AND STANDINGS was last modified: June 17th, 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:DONEGAL RALLY: FINAL RESULTS AND STANDINGSDONEGAL RALLY: RESULTS UPDATE – STAGE 18last_img read more

Taft trounces Granada Hills

first_imgQuarterback Exavier Johnson completed his last 14 attempts and 16 of 17 overall for 238 yards and three touchdowns as Taft (6-0, 1-0), ranked No. 3 by the Daily News, won easily 64-15 at John Elway Stadium. Taft scored on five of seven first-half possessions in taking a 52-15 halftime lead against Granada Hills (2-4, 0-1). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Defensively, Taft intercepted three passes, blocked a punt to set up another score, and held the Highlanders to just 185 total yards. Seventy two of those came on one pass, from quarterback Johnny Bottenfield to receiver Josh Streid. _ Lee Barnathan Birmingham 44, El Camino Real 19: Milton Knox Jr. scored three touchdowns as visiting Birmingham of Lake Balboa (2-4) defeated El Camino Real in the West Valley League opener for both teams. El Camino Real scored first on a Marquette Harper 63-yard interception return, but Birmingham took a 30-13 lead at the half. Knox had 20 carries for for 127 yards and two rushing scores. Malcolm Smith ran for a score, ran in three 2-point conversions and caught a TD pass, finishing with 7 receptions for 100 yards. Shelton Banks returned a fumble 36 yards for a score and ran for another, and Jamere Holland returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, caught a 6-yard scoring pass, and caught two 2-point conversions as the Toreadors prepared for next week’s showdown against Birmingham at Lake Balboa. center_img El Camino Real’s Michael Derby had 18 carries for 95 yards. _ Malik Lee VALLEY MISSION LEAGUE Sylmar 77, Van Nuys 0: C.J. Gable, the area’s top running back, rushed for 267 yards on three touchdowns, including a 65-yard scoring run on the opening possession, to lead the rout of winless Van Nuys. Sylmar (6-0, 1-0) scored on its first six possessions, and Gable finished with 267 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries. He also returned a kickoff 70 yards for another touchdown in the second quarter. _ Mitch Polin Kennedy 17, Monroe 12:Senior Lucas Willams scored his second touchdown of the game with 5:10 left to give No. 20 Kennedy of Granada Hills (6-0, 1-0) a come-from-behind victory over host Monroe of North Hills (0-6, 0-1). Kennedy used the passing combination of Williams and senior quarterback Kenny Everett to combine for six receptions and 127 of Kennedy’s 163 yards in the air. Monroe took the lead in the fourth quarter after a fumble recovery by Stefon Jackson at Kennedy’s 22-yard line. Tailback William Antepara capped a six-play drive by scoring from one yard out. _ Howard Abrams Reseda 10, San Fernando 0: Larry Looney rushed 30 times for 112 yards and scored on a 4-yard run to help lead host Reseda in a league opener for both teams. Reseda (2-4, 1-0) dominated time of possession in the fourth quarter. San Fernando (3-3, 0-1) ran only four plays and did not gain a first down. Gustavo Nunez connected on a 42-yard field goal to give Reseda a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. _ Bryan Rodgers NORTHERN LEAGUE Eagle Rock 37, Marshall 29: Jeremy Camacho completed 17 of 22 passes for 332 yards four touchdowns in the league opener as the visiting Eagles (4-2, 1-1) overcame an early 14-0 deficit with 37 unanswered points to hand Marshall its first loss. V.J. Castanos rushed for 166 yards and a touchdown and Jose Navarro and Josh Jovanelly combined for more than 130 receiving yards and caught two touchdown apiece. _ Colin Ward-Henninger SUNSET SIX LEAGUE Canoga Park 21, Poly 9: Alberto Lozano returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown with 4:36 remaining and host Canoga Park had three of its seven sacks late to preserve the victory against Poly of Sun Valley. Poly (1-5) opened the second-half scoring with 26-yard field goal from Napoleon Guerrero and was threatening again until Lozano’s pick. The Hunters (5-1) took a 14-point lead late in the first half with a 4-yard touchdown run by Andrew Argott and a 19-yard touchdown pass from Vincent Argott to Jose Martinez. Poly scored after Lozano’s interception on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Wally Sanchez to John Elizando and recovered the onside kick. But the Hunters defense stiffened. Martinez led Canoga Park on offense with 94 yards rushing on just seven carries and Poly’s Jesus Reyes rushed for 90 yards on 15 carries. _ Nathan Brown North Hollywood 28, Hollywood 13: Hamadicko Njimba ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to lead North Hollywood (2-3, 1-0) past host Hollywood (2-4, 0-1). Used sparingly in the first half, Njimba rushed for 177 yards on 24 carries. North Hollywood quarterback Chris Lopez added 150 yards passing and a touchdown on 20 attempts. Two Shieks second-half drives were stalled by fumbles. _ Kevin Connelly 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Cold-weather shelters to open Nov. 14

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This year, said the Rev. Bruce Gray, Interfaith Council president, new congregations, including Whittier Hills Baptist, have volunteered to make spaces available for the homeless. A total of nine churches have offered their facilities — enough for the program’s operating period to remain the same as last year. “We have more people and a new congregation involved, in large part because of the publicity we have done to let people know about our mission,” Gray said. Several local college students are again helping out this winter, said Jackie Kolnick, a member of the council’s board of directors. “Our nightly screening situation at the churches will be much more stable because we have returning students who are experienced at dealing with the people coming into the shelter,” she said. WHITTIER — Despite cooler weather and a chance of rain in the forecast this weekend, an annual program that offers overnight sanctuary to area homeless people when temperatures dip will not begin until the second week in November, program organizers said. The Whittier Area Interfaith Council’s Cold Weather Shelter program will operate from Nov. 14 through March 15 — the same period during which the program was opened last season. The program, which provides overnight stays and a hot meal for homeless people at alternating church locations, originally had been held from Nov. 1 through March 31. But organizers have had to shave off about four weeks because of a drop in participation by local churches. But organizers lament that the decreased number of participating churches — down from 12 a few years ago — will not allow for the program’s expansion. Some of those 12 initial churches bowed out, having to use once-available facilities for other purposes. “A lot of the older churches that used to donate space have permanent programs, like Head Start, that helps them pay the bills,” said Gray. “And there aren’t people to replace our older volunteers because a lot of young people have busy work schedules.” In addition, shelter organizers expect an increase in people needing emergency shelter and worry there won’t be enough space to accommodate everyone. “We expect to see more families, with the number of people out of work and the high costs to rent apartments,” said Kolnick. “But we will have to roll with whatever happens.” For Chris Philpot, 19, a recent transplant to Whittier from Las Vegas, who spends nights sleeping in a church parking lot, the emergency shelter can’t open soon enough. “There is no place to sleep anymore, because the cops are always moving us along. A lot of nights it is really cold,” he said. “I need a place to stay to get my life back on track.” Yvonne Lopez also said she is looking for more than just a one-night’s stay in a church social hall. She said she has been living in her car. “Right now, I can’t save any money staying on the street,” said Lopez. “If I had a place to stay, I could pay off my debts and get back into society.” Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, or by e-mail at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more