Pico Rivera man leads panel for seniors

first_imgOne Pico Rivera man is volunteering to give seniors like himself a voice in Los Angeles County. Manny Guerrero, a Pico Rivera resident for 42 years, retired from his position as a parks and recreation sectional manager in 2003, after 38 years on the job. It wasn’t long before Guerrero, 69, was on the job for the county again, this time as a volunteer for the Los Angeles County Commission on Aging. Guerrero is president of the commission, established by the county Board of Supervisors in 1949 to report back on the needs of seniors living in unincorporated areas of L.A. County. Commissioner Domingo M. Delgado of El Monte has known Guerrero through their jobs at Parks and Recreation for more than 30 years. “Manny is very knowledgeable about how the county works,” Delgado said. “He’s friendly, outgoing and he’s a very accomplished person.” Guerrero’s position allows him to work with older people in the community, he said, giving them much-needed help with everything from recognizing fraud to deciphering Medicare. “They show a lot of appreciation for what we give them, as far as information,” Guerrero said. Elected in July, he will serve as president until the end of June 2008, when he expects to return to his previous position as a commissioner with the group. Relatively new to the commission, Guerrero served for a single two-year term before being elected president by the 45 members of the group. Cindy Skovgard, lead commissioner for the 4th District, said she has known Guerrero for about three years. They met through their work for older people in Los Angeles. Despite Guerrero’s short history with the group, Skovgard said she sees him as a strong leader who keeps divisions within the commission at bay. “He’s very much a uniter,” Skovgard said. “He likes to bring people together.” Skovgard also commented on Guerrero’s compassion for seniors in need of help. “He’s very compassionate towards the people we serve on the commission,” she said. According to Guerrero, his unpaid position with the commission is an extension of his longtime commitment to volunteerism and to Pico Rivera. Guerrero’s wife, Margaret, died four years ago. The couple raised four children, two of whom still live in Pico Rivera. Guerrero also has two granddaughters. Guerrero said he volunteered while his children were in school, but has been able to participate more in recent years. “I’m retired now, so it’s easier for me,” Guerrero said. “I would say that I’ve got to be involved at least 20-25 hours a week.” In addition to his work with the commission, Guerrero participates in PanAmerican Club and Whittier Optimist Club, two community service organizations. This October, Guerrero will take on the position of district governor for the Optimists, overseeing about 50 clubs in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Carlos Rodriguez of the San Gabriel-Mission Valley Optimist Club has known Guerrero through volunteer work for about eight years. The two have been working together to prepare for Guerrero’s role as district governor. Rodriguez said Guerrero is a generous and loving man. “He’s the kind of guy who would not only take the shirt off his back but give you a few bucks to buy another shirt,” Rodriguez said. “If he were getting paid for his volunteer work, he’d probably be a multi-millionaire.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 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

Southgate: We can’t write teams off

first_imgWorld Cup Southgate warns against England writing off Tunisia & Panama Nicholas McGee Last updated 1 year ago 01:41 12/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Southgate-Cropped Getty Images World Cup England Belgium Tunisia Panama Tunisia and Panama await England at the World Cup, but Gareth Southgate does not believe they can afford to write off any team. England manager Gareth Southgate believes they cannot afford to write off Tunisia and Panama after being handed a favourable World Cup draw.Southgate’s men were pitted against Tunisia – a team they beat at the same stage at the 1998 World Cup – and tournament debutants Panama in Friday’s draw at the Kremlin in Moscow.The Three Lions were also handed the tricky proposition of a game with Belgium, who boast what is seen as a golden generation featuring the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard, in Kaliningrad in their final Group G game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That could be seen as a match to decide the winner of the group, but, with England having finished second in a group containing United States, Slovenia and Algeria in 2010, before failing to get out of a group also boasting Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in 2014, Southgate feels a team that lost to Iceland in the last 16 of the European Championship last year can ill-afford to look beyond any opponent.Speaking to BBC Sport, Southgate said: “We’ve been good at writing teams off and then getting beaten by them haven’t we? We’ve got to be prepared for every game.”Southgate was part of the England team that defeated Tunisia 2-0 in the opening game of the 1998 tournament and added: “Remembering the Tunisia game in 1998, it was the first thing that went through my mind. It was a fantastic day and it’s nice to be able to relive that.”We haven’t done as much preparing on the African teams yet so now that’s what we can focus in on.”Belgium are 10 places ahead of England in the world rankings, but both teams went unbeaten through qualifying and their encounter on paper is one of the ties of the group stage.”They’re an outstanding team,” Southgate said of Roberto Martinez’s side.”They’re ranked where they are in the world because of the quality they’ve got. They’re top, top quality opposition.”Through the qualifying campaign you don’t think about days like today where everything hits home, but that’s the beauty of the World Cup.”When you look at old videos and goals it takes you back to the pureness of football. Now, the country knows what’s coming and they can get excited.”That’s why it’s so fantastic to be involved again. For me personally it’s been an incredible journey. To play for my country in a World Cup is an incredible honour, to lead my country there as a manager is beyond that.”last_img read more

Bahamian vendors suffer losses after Fyre Festival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 7th 2017 – Nassau – Tourists who expected to have a memorable and fun experience at the failed Fyre Festival in Exuma earlier this year are not the only ones left with repercussions. Minister of Tourism, Dionsio D’Aguilar yesterday confirmed that Bahamian vendors would also have to cut their losses.D’Aguilar called it risky business and said, “The chap went bankrupt.” Adding also, “the event crashed and burned, and you know, that is one of the risks of business. When you go into business there is a possibility of something happening”Fortunately, the minister explained that the government has made some strides in recovering any losses it may have suffered. He revealed that the government was able to seize the container with musical equipment and staging which was used to secure Bahamas custom fees, landing fees, and immigration charges.However, the government does not have the responsibility of reimbursing any of the local vendors who also went into business for the event. Hundreds of tourists expecting to partake in an event advertised to be “one of a kind”, spent thousands of dollars, only to be left stranded on an island in Exuma without as little as food or proper accommodations.Last Friday, CEO of Fyre Festival, William McFarland was arrested and charged with wire fraud. As a result, D’Aguilar said on the former government’s part, due diligence was not done and it is something that should not be repeated going forward.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Klopp Out of form Firmino doesnt need a break

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists there are no concerns over Roberto Firmino ahead of tonight’s Champions League game at Red Star BelgradeThe Brazilian striker has only found the net once in nine games, amid suggestions that he could be in need of a rest.Aside from playing more Premier League games than any other player since the start of last season, Firmino had been actively involved in Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final.He also represented Brazil at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.But Klopp remains unconcerned over Firmino and claims that he remains a key member of the squad regardless of his lack of goals.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“No. He’s hard-working, sometimes better, sometimes a bit less, but good. That’s how it is,” Klopp told reporters on YouTube.“It will be all fine for sure. If he didn’t score in the last few games then… one in nine? All competitions? Didn’t he score against Red Star? That was the one goal he scored? Okay, good.“I am not concerned. Things like this happen. He is a very important player for us. I was not really happy with our defending first half in London and he was involved in that. That’s what I’m talking about.“In the end, everything will be fine. We know about these situations. Sometimes it is clicking easier than in other moments, that’s all. There are no concerns.”The Group C game between Red Star and Liverpool will begin at 18:55 (CEST).last_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting September 26

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee meets this Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7pm in the Large Instruction Room at Wilmington High School.There are some newsworthy items on the agenda, including:The School Committee will receive a presentation from WHS Principal Linda Peters regarding the school’s upcoming NEASC accreditation.The School Committee will receive a presentation from Diana Hill on the district’s 2019 Special Olympics.The School Committee will receive a presentation from Laura Stinson & Officer Brian Moon on the district’s Walking School Bus Program for the 2018-2019 school year.The School Committee will receive a presentation from Sue MacDonald on the district’s English Language Learners update.The Superintendent will discuss next steps following last meeting’s discussion on developing a policy for the formation of new sports teams.The School Committee will accept a $500 donation for Wilmington High School extracurricular activities from Wilmington Pediatrics.The School Committee will select its delegate to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.The School Committee will receive the FY18 Final Revolving Account Report and a personnel report.The School Committee will continue to discuss its operating protocols.The School Committee will receive a report from the Superintendent, plus subcommittee reports and any public comments.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends on reporting on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Homework, Bullying, Vaping, Grants, Gymnastics & More To Be Discussed At June 12 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”Superintendent Brand Announces His TEN Goals For The 2019-2020 School YearIn “Education”last_img read more

Pet Sematary 2019 remake deliciously digs up Stephen King shocks

first_img 0 Jason Clarke as Louis in Pet Sematary. Kerry Hayes/Paramount Pictures Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to honor the memory of the 1983 Stephen King novel Pet Sematary, but what’s this? It’s clawing out of the grave and lurching back to life!King’s chilling novel made it into theaters in 1989, and it’s back for a 2019 remake. This new version is also part of the resurrection of King’s stories on the big screen, as his much-loved horror best-sellers get a second go-round of movie adaptations following the success of It.Grief, loss and resurrection are at the heart of Pet Sematary, as an ordinary family wrestles with the dilemma of bringing back their loved ones, whatever the price.Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz are the parents who relocate to the countryside for a bit of peace and quiet. It’s the oldest setup in the book: a family with a troubled past moves to an isolated house that harbors secrets of its own. There’s a creepy neighbor, a creepy basement, a creepy forest — everything but the creepy kitchen sink.Creepiest of all is the family cat, who becomes a disheveled but sinister presence in the family home. The audience is pretty much ahead of the story for the first half, but it’s still an effective horror slow-burn. Things get spooky as next-door neighbor John Lithgow, alternating between avuncular and unsettling, reluctantly gives a glimpse into the nature of the horror. Small tests and small sacrifices lead to bigger tests — and more extreme sacrifice.What makes the story stick is the killer premise. Even if you haven’t read the book or seen the previous film version — which I haven’t — you can still see what’s coming. A terrible decision lies in wait for the family, and that horrifying temptation, that grim inevitability, irresistibly draws the characters and audience to peer into the shadows.When the characters do embrace the darkness, the film becomes like a fever dream shot in entertainingly delirious style. And then the next day dawns, and everyone has to live with the consequences.pet-sematary-1 Paramount The first half does such a great job of building a sense of dread that once it passes the point of no return the film doesn’t seem to know where to go. When it descends into the nightmare, the film promises a deliciously macabre second half in which the family members have to live with their terrible decision. But instead it fizzles out, separating the characters and diluting the tension before a strangely undramatic final conflict.As much as it’s updated with cell phones and laptops, Pet Sematary still has an old-school feel. The vaguely retro atmosphere even extends to the dark place looking like a soundstage shrouded in dry ice and littered with polystyrene rocks. There’s also a slow-motion window smash that’s straight out of the VHS era.Not all of the retro-ness works quite so well. There’s a flashback-based subplot that looks oddly dated, even if it does provide a few shocks.The film is also littered with little details that demand your attention and then lead nowhere. Are they red herrings? Are they Stephen King Easter eggs? Are they carelessly forgotten plot threads? The answer will be different for each viewer. In fact, there are so many odd little things left hanging it almost feels like a choose-your-own-adventure story, like next time you watch the ending will be different. Maybe next time the ending will be less of an anticlimax.The resolution may not live up to the promise of the earlier dread and horror, but this revived Pet Sematary is well worth digging up. Movie reviews Originally published April 4.  Share your voice Tagscenter_img 77 Photos Post a comment TV and Movies 2019 movies to geek out overlast_img read more

France in emphatic support of Indias Kashmir policy against third party interference

first_img Close During his two-day visit, Modi will also meet his French counterpart Edouard Philippe and interact with the Indian community.IANSFrench President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said that India and Pakistan should resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally and that no third party should interfere or incite violence there, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi explained to him about the changes brought about in Kashmir and that it is part of India’s sovereignty.After their 90-minute long one-on-one meeting at Chateau de Chantilly, a prime French cultural heritage spot, Macron addressing the media said that: “PM Modi told me about Jammu and Kashmir, and I said that Pakistan and India should resolve the situation, and we do not want that a third party should step in or spoil the situation or incite violence.”PM Modi explained what are the developments and changes he has brought there in Kashmir, and that it is part of India’s sovereignty, and it important that there is calm, and we should take steps to ensure the situation is not allowed to turn violent.”Macron said he would speak to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the issue and tell him that the talks should be held bilaterally.He also said that France will deliver the first of the 36 Rafale fighter jets to India next month.Modi, in his speech, congratulated France for hosting the G7 summit in Biarritz. He said in the field of India’s development, for France has a golden opportunity to participate in the areas of skill development, civil aviation, IT, space and many other spheres. “Defence cooperation is a major area of our collaboration.”Modi said the first of 36 Rafale jets will be delivered to India next month.”In technology and coproduction we will increase our cooperation,” said Modi, adding that both sides have agreed to speed up the Jaitapr civil nuclear project.”We have asked our companies to speed up the Jaitapur project and keep in mind the cost of electricity,” he added.Without mentioning Kashmir, Modi said: “For two decades we have been taking strides on the path of our strategic partnership. We are dependable partners, and during tough times have understood each others’ points of view and also backed it. President Macron and I discussed all aspects of our relationship,” he said.Earlier, Prime Minister Modi was accorded a red carpet welcome at the airport where he was received by Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.”India and France enjoy extremely friendly ties and have been working together bilaterally and multilaterally for years,” Modi tweeted.During his two-day visit, Modi will also meet his French counterpart Edouard Philippe and interact with the Indian community. UN chief urges India & Pakistan to exercise ‘maximum restraint’ on Kashmir, recalls Simla agreementlast_img read more

Byjus raises 150 mn from investors led by Qatar wealth fund education

first_imgCEO of the Qatar Investment Authority Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani |Reuters IndiaOnline tutoring startup Byju’s said on Wednesday it had raised $150 million from investors led by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), which a source familiar with the matter said valued it at more than $5.5 billion.Venture capital fund Owl Ventures also participated in the funding round and the proceeds will be used for international expansion, Byju’s said in a statement, without saying what valuation the investment implied for the firm.”This investment underscores QIA’s strong commitment to the education sector and our focus on investing in leading innovators in the TMT (tech, media and telecoms) industry globally,” Mansoor Al-Mahmoud, CEO of QIA, Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, said in the statement.Launched in 2015 in the southern Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, Byju’s has so far raised roughly $970 million from investors, tracker Crunchbase says.This includes investment from China’s Tencent, South Africa’s Naspers and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Indian school children prepare for their Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)Raveendran/AFP/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Clash over land leaves 2 dead in Moulvibazar

first_imgMoulvibazarTwo people were killed and 40 others injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over a disputed land at Pammadpur in Moulvibazar district town on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Shafiqur, 22, son of Mobabark Ali and Abdul Malik, 55, son of Warish Mia of the same village.Quoting locals, police said, Lebas Mia and Elaich Mia were in loggerhead for long over a land.As a sequel to previous enmity, supporters of the duo attacked each other around 9:30 am that left two people, belonging to Lebus group, dead on the spot and 40 others from both groups injured.Later, some of the injured were taken to Moulvibazar 250- bed hospital and others to Sylhet Osmani Medical College and Hospital.On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control, said Rashedul Islam, additional police super of the district.Additional forces have been deployed to avoid further trouble, added Rashedul.last_img read more

Quader says BNP has no chance to go to power normally

first_imgBangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the BNP has sensed that they have no scope to go to power normally.That is why they along with their fundamentalist ally are planning to topple the government, he added, reports BSS.“They (BNP) should keep in mind that it is not 2014, it is 2018. The people of the country will give befitting reply to the BNP if they want to create anarchy centering the forthcoming parliamentary polls,” he told newsmen after attending a mass-contact programme of AL in city’s Gabtoli area.Earlier, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, distributed leaflets in the area on the fifth day of AL’s week-long mass contact programme for showcasing the development works by the government and highlighting acts of terrorism and violence of the BNP and its ally Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.He said the BNP is pursuing dirty politics over the health issue of its chief Khaleda Zia.Quader also said the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University is the right place for the treatment of Khaleda Zia.The court has also given the directive to this end, he said, adding the government is not doing any dirty politics on Khaleda Zia’s health issue.But, Quader said, the leaders of the BNP are indulged in nasty politics on Begum Zia’s treatment.The ruling party general secretary said, “I didn’t tell any party to make unity with us. I said that the left-leaning parties believe in the spirit of the liberation war and they respect father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”“I urged them to be united. We want unity against fundamentalist evil forces, against the dirty politics and against the enemies of the liberation war.”About the use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Quader said his party wants the EVMs to be used in a limited scale in the upcoming national polls. AL also made a demand for using EVM to the election commission (EC), he added.last_img read more