“I believe that this council and everybody here has done everything we can under the law to put an ordinance on the books that can help,” Councilman Greg Nordbak said. “We are better off with this ordinance than 12 months ago.” The new law, which still must be approved a second time by the council, bans boarding homes, residential-care facilities and shelters in single-family residential areas and requires a conditional-use permit for them in other areas of the city. Permits for shelters and residential-care facilities would require a management plan detailing how the residents would be supervised, staffing levels, security and overall house rules. Boarding houses could have no more than five people in them or two people per room. Gloria Avila, one of the residents who has been concerned about Perez’s intentions, said Wednesday she believes the law will help. “We’ve got an ordinance in the city of Whittier that recognizes these things are going to happen,” Avila said. “\ something to refer back to now. There are more regulations on these kind of homes.” However, there is a potential loophole in the law, city officials said. Federal and state laws don’t allow the city to regulate families, said Krista Jee, assistant city attorney. Jee said some sober-living homes in other cities have called themselves “families” as a way to get around local regulations. It’s difficult to make a distinction between a family or a boarding house, Jee said. “Cities are not allowed to make a distinction of a family based upon the relationship of the individuals,” Jee said. “It can’t be a requirement that they are biologically related.” The ordinance defines a family as two or more people living together that is a “relatively permanent bona-fide housekeeping unit.” It must have a “relationship based upon birth, marriage or other domestic bond of social, economic and psychological commitments to each other.” Perez, who sparked the controversy by proposing to put a sober-living home at his house, said he doesn’t believe the ordinance will affect his plans. In a sober-living establishment, no treatment is provided, but individuals in recovery are expected to maintain an alcohol- and drug-free lifestyle by establishing a living environment that supports sobriety and recovery. As long as there are no more than six people and treatment isn’t provided, the state doesn’t regulate it. “This is going to be a family home with people with many disabilities,” he said. “There will be no criminal element. “I’m only interested in helping people who were beginning to have a problem,” Perez said. “It’s going to be a nurturing family home. It’s not a threat to anybody.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The City Council has approved an ordinance adding regulations to boarding houses, residential-care facilities and shelters as a way of responding to concerns about a proposed sober-living home in the Palm Park area. A sober-living home was proposed about a year ago for a house in the 10000 block area of Orange Drive. However, this proposal by Jerry Perez, owner of the home, led residents to picket and make an appeal to the city. The ordinance approved unanimously Tuesday is the city’s answer.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonEven President George W. Bush, at vacation rest, again, was required to slough off evident fatigue and emerge from retreat to express official sorrow in front of media cameras. And this was over the assassination of a woman who is not now even in the Pakistani Cabinet, and indeed, has not been in power for more than a decade. So, why all the fuss about Bhutto? What, after all – to be callous about it – is one more body made dead by terrorism? To offer some perspective, please understand that most Americans know very little about nuclear-powered Pakistan. But we had better start learning. American tax money, to the tune of $25 billion since 9-11, has been helping keep in power that country’s “president,” Pervez Musharraf, a military man. What’s surprising is that so little of this is widely known here. Yet the suicide-bombing assassination of Bhutto has swept across America as story number one. Here is my best guess: Americans are increasingly interested in the topic of the prospect or reality of women in power. For many here, the Bhutto story is about a woman of power more than about the internal politics of Pakistan. PERHAPS it was the ever-present white scarf, wrapped around her head, as if shouting to us that a woman in her particular culture might not have it so easy, especially if she wanted to change things. Or perhaps it was the simple drama of history exerting a powerful pull that was tugging her back from exile to her native Pakistan, even as the severe dangers of such a return seemed daily more evident. Or perhaps the tense and ultimately tragic saga of Benazir Bhutto, facing political crisis in her homeland, attracted America’s attention precisely because of its own impending need to make a major political decision about a high-profile woman of ambition. Whatever the reason, the sound of the pistol bullets that have left Bhutto dead have resounded all over the world – and not the least here in the United States. The Bhutto assassination is a big American news story, bigger than almost any story out of Asia in recent memory. After all, there aren’t that many women of power around the world for us to study. In Argentina there is new President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Her comely picture appears just about every second or third day in American publications. Perhaps they are thinking of her as the new Evita. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gets some Western press, though not as much as Fernandez, perhaps because she is not as photogenic, though Germany is more important than Argentina. Elsewhere in Asia, there is President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the 14th president of the Philippines and the country’s second woman leader (Cory Aquino, 1986 to 1992, was the first). Like Benazir Bhutto when she was last prime minister (1993-96), Arroya has been hit with corruption allegations, too. The Bush administration was aware of the negative talk about Bhutto, but was desperate to fix the leaking dam that has become Pakistan. Musharraf has been losing a lot of legitimacy with the sacking of Supreme Court judges and the widespread jailing of lawyers and journalists. The opposing Pakistan People’s Party, with Bhutto returning from exile, suddenly offered a way for Washington to hedge its Pakistan bet should Mursharraf’s government come apart. The quick-drying glue of an externally imposed coalition regime would be slathered on Pakistan to seal the government from further sliding – and perhaps even falling into the hands of you-know-what kind of people. Bhutto, whether in alliance with Musharraf or not, was supposed to be Plan B, but now Benazir is no more. Benazir was murdered by an extremist madman, while Musharraf watched many miles away. Could he have done more to prevent it? Under the circumstances, that does not seem an unfair question to ask. Benazir was the eldest child of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who founded the Pakistan People’s Party and was president and later prime minister of Pakistan from 1971 to 1977. She always doffed that headscarf, to be sure, but she was no madam of the madrassas. She had been educated at Radcliffe and Harvard (majoring in comparative government, a rather useful subject-matter in Asia), had topped it off with a fancy degree from Oxford, and so was generally regarded as one smart cookie. In recent months, her PPP looked to be gaining sympathy in Pakistan since hardly anyone trusted the Musharraf government (and some of those who openly expressed their distrust wound up in jail.) And so in the world’s eyes, there was the U.S., with all its oft-proclaimed ideals about democracy, once again in bed with a military strongman because of the crisis of the moment. It would be no surprise if Bhutto had been making Musharraf very uncomfortable indeed. But now, no more. UCLA professor Tom Plate is a board member of the Burkle Center on International Relations, a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the author of six books.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Lagan Harps 3 Raphoe Reserves 1Lagan Harps were victorious in the final of the Tullyvinney Rovers Summer Cup played at Crossroads Park.A strong Lagan team started brightly in this game and when the Raphoe keeper Rory McElroy misjudged a cross Lagan player Conor Sweeney scored from close range. After fifteen minutes Lagan found themselves 2-0 up when Lawrence Toland scored with a fierce shot from the edge of the penalty box. As the game progressed Raphoe improved with Niall Cooke up front and Conor Carlin proving a handful for the Lagan defense. The score was 2-0 at half time.Raphoe started to dominate in periods of the second half creating numerous chances but the Lagan keeper Shaun Defan proved to beat. In the sixty-fifth minute Raphoe were awarded a penalty but Jason McGrinder’s spot kick was well saved by the outstretched leg of the young Lagan keeper.Eventually Conor Carlin scored for the Raphoe side in the seventy-ninth minute. Five minutes later Lagan sealed the victory when Lawrence Toland scored his second goal of the game when he coolly rounded the advancing keeper to tap home from close range.The club would like to thank Ronan Floyd who was referee for the tournament and the fourteen teams who took part. SOCCER: LAGAN HARPS WIN TULLYVINNEY SUMMER CUP was last modified: July 28th, 2012 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:Lagan HarpsRAPHOE RESERVESTULLYVINNEY SUMMER CUP FINAL
A €74M package to tackle delayed discharges is hoped to go someway towards cutting down the overcrowding at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General HospitalThe move has been welcomed by Minister of State Joe McHugh TD.The €74 million initiative is now being implemented to tackle delayed discharges and Emergency Department overcrowding. Minister McHugh said “Overcrowding in our hospitals is a major problem and the number of people on trollies is far too high. I welcome the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, taking action through the Emergency Department Task Force and that the HSE is now implementing measures to provide more nursing home placements. This should help to free up acute hospital beds and make more community, convalesce and district hospital beds available.”Based on the Task Force’s Action Plan €44 million will be allocated to the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, which will provide an additional 1,600 places and reduce the waiting time for approved applicants from 11 weeks now to the previous norm of 4 week for the rest of the year.“Yesterday 200 places were released with formal letters of approval issuing from the nursing home offices. Phone calls will be made today for the next 200, with formal letters following once the nursing home of choice is agreed. The remaining 500 people will have formal letters of approval issued before next weekend,” he added.He admitted that overcrowding at Letterkenny General was a serious issue. “Overcrowding in Letterkenny General hospital has been a serious issue since the new year, as it has been right across the country. €30 million will cover the cost of additional transitional care beds until June and additional community, convalescence and district hospital beds on a permanent basis, both of which facilitate more rapid discharge from hospital.“The temporary transitional beds currently in use to address overcrowding will be replaced by sustainable, more cost-effective beds under the Fair Deal scheme.”HSE’S €74M PACKAGE WILL AID SOME OVERCROWDING AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: April 3rd, 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:aid packagedonegalLetterkenny General HospitalMinitser Joe McHugh
The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 has named Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) as runner-up in The Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year Award for 2018. Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has been named Institute of Technology of the Year and NUI Galway has been named The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.The Sunday Times Guide is one of the most comprehensive, independent guides to Irish undergraduate courses produced with each third-level institution in Ireland assessed under a number of criteria including new developments, facilities and links with industry and research. It is often used as a barometer for potential students and parents around the country in selecting third level institutions. LYIT President Paul HanniganSpeaking about the premier listing of LYIT in the guide, Paul Hannigan, President said, “It is timely that the Institute ranked so highly in the Sunday Times Guide as we emerge from the difficult years of the recession and look forward confidently to the future.“The staff at LYIT have worked hard over the years to ensure the success of the Institute regardless of the external environment. Students continue to choose LYIT as their preferred location and this year 2017/18 sees record numbers of first years enrolled at the Institute.”Continuing he said, “We are delighted to see our student engagement activities have been highlighted by the Sunday Times this year, as we believe this is what differentiates us from others. This is the third occasion that Letterkenny has featured so highly in the rankings.”The Institute’s cross-border relationships with the North West Regional College and Ulster University boost regional access to higher education, innovation and job creation. Among other things, LYIT has significantly increased the number of students enrolled from Northern Ireland over the past three years. The Institute offers an MA in Learning and Teaching reflecting the priority that LYIT places on this activity. Just over half of its academic staff has a pedagogical qualification, up from 30% three years ago. The broader education community in the region has also benefitted from this programme.Dedication to improving the learning experience can also be seen in the work LYIT has put into learning from students. LYIT has enjoyed considerable success in the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE). The student response rate for the ISSE stands at 34% in 2016-17, against a national rate of just 27%. A total of 86% of students would choose Letterkenny again if they were starting their studies afresh, compared to 82% nationally, and 88% evaluated their student experience as excellent or good, compared to 83% nationally.A student participation scheme for class representatives, first tried out in 2016, has resulted in a 66% increase in active contributions at class representative council meetings.Commenting on the next phase of development for LYIT, Paul Hannigan explains, “The Institute is now entering a new strategic planning phase and this will chart the future of the Institute over the next five years. LYIT is ambitious for its future and looks forward confidently to achieving its objectives with the support of all staff, students and stakeholders.”Delight as LYIT earns high rank in Good University Guide 2018 was last modified: October 8th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Letterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYIT
Rhodes spent his last two years in the Korean Basketball League.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rhodes announced the news on his Instagram account Wednesday to the delight of SMB fans.In his first PBA, Rhodes led the Beermen to a championship in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup, where he was also named Best Import.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 33-year-old Rhodes, who was the perfect complement to June Mar Fajardo in the frontcourt, will now form a fearsome trio with the reigning five-time MVP and versatile big man Christian Standhardinger.The Beermen fell short in the Commissioner’s Cup finals last year against Barangay Ginebra with Renaldo Balkman as their reinforcement. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAAP men’s volleyball: NU bags 12th straight win, FEU dumps La Salle MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MANILA, Philippines—Charles Rhodes is set to return with San Miguel Beer in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
At times, club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha seemed At times, club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha seemed to hold onto the trophy longer than his players on the field as he was followed by a picture of the Thai king. “I always believed in the power of our spirit,” he wrote in yesterdays matchday magazine. “It is a spirit that has spread beyond Leicester, taking our story to the hearts of the world.” Thousands of fans gathered outside the stadium more than four hours before kickoff, before a deluge washed out the sunshine. Hundreds of Italians also traveled by bus and plane to Leicester without tickets just to be part of a story that has enthralled the world beyond football fans. They have been captivated by how compatriot Claudio Ranieri turned the team into Englands first first-time champions since promoted Nottingham Forests 1978 success — an era before the financial disparities were so vast. The most famous Italian at the celebrations was tenor Andrea Bocelli, who serenaded Ranieri on the field before the game to sing “Nessun Dorma,” the aria popularised in England during the 1990 World Cup. “The cameras want to see if you cry,” Ranieri later recalled thinking. “Today I said, No. But emotions inside me were at the top … I tried to stay calm without the emotion.” Ranieris managerial career has taken in some of Europes biggest clubs from Juventus to Chelsea but only at Leicester with its modest budget has he become a title winner. For the crowning moment of his career, Ranieri was joined by family, friends, and former players. “Hes always been a calm manager in all circumstances, both when the team is doing well and when theyre not,” Vittorio Pusceddu, who played for Ranieri at Napoli and Fiorentina in the 1990s, said as he walked through Leicester to the stadium in the afternoon sun. “A manager has to do that, he has to instill calm in the environment. Hes very good at that and thats what happened (at Leicester).” MORE AP SSC SSCadvertisement
Comebacking Alyssa Valdez scored 14 points to lead the Nationals in the victory that put the country on track for at least a silver in this tournament.The team will face Thailand depleted anew on Saturday as Valdez, Jia Morado and Maddie Madayag will fly to Iloilo City to join their clubs in a Premier Volleyball League road game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThus, “it’s doubly important for us to win on Sunday,” said delos Santos, whose wards tackle Indonesia on Sunday for a shot at the silver.“It’s possible because we played very well against them in Thailand,” he added. “It’s tough but our motto is to keep trying.” This jewelry designer is also an architect Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments Gilas building solid defensive wall LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Alyssa Valdez returns to the lineup and leads the Philippines in scoring. —CHRIS QUINTANA/CONTRIBUTORThe Philippine women’s team, buoyed by a jam-packed home crowd and playing with a full arsenal, bared its potential on Friday by whipping Vietnam, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21, to start its campaign in the Asean Volleyball Grand Prix on a bright note.“The team makes me proud; it was a successful first game here at home,” said head coach Shaq delos Santos. “But we know the quality of these teams here.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Unlike its five-set triumph over Vietnam in the first leg, the Philippines was more deliberate this time around, taking control most of the match and refusing to give the enemy an inch.“The improvement is there, we just keep doing our best every match,” Delos Santos said. “This is a good sign, but there’s still a lot to improve especially in court movement.”Ces Molina and Mylene Paat helped up with 13 points each, while Majoy Baron, the first leg’s best blocker, added nine, including three kill-blocks.The Nationals are taking part in this tournament as part of their Southeast Asian Games preparation. The team is eyeing at least a bronze in the regional meet that the country will host later this year.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
ATHENS – Olympiakos’ uneven season continued when the mighty Reds were upset 68-67 by Nea Kifissia, which had put up a tough game earlier in the week against perennial champion Panathinaikos.Olympiakos had Milan Tomic on the bench as an interim coach after Giorgos Bartzokas resigned following a loss to arch-rival Panathinaikos in the Greek basketball league. PAOK’s Soulis Markopoulos reportedly is the favorite for the Piraeus club’s bench.Olympiakos is having trouble finding a new leader after France’s Vincent Collet and Serbia’s Aleksander Djordjevic spurned the Reds’ offer to take over as coach.PAOK reportedly will agree to let Markopoulos jump to a Eurloeague contender instead of a second-tier club. He could be replaced at the Thessaloniki team by former Panionios coach Giorgos Sferopoulos, Kathimerini reported.PAOK only played 19 minutes of its game at Aris on Oct. 18, as objects hurled onto the court by the Aris fans forced the abandonment of the Thessaloniki derby, with PAOK given the win by a score of 20-0. Fan violence is common at Greek basketball games.Trikala and Korivos Amaliadas played a wild game that saw Trikala win in a second overtime, 102-93. Once-powerful AEK got its first win after returning to the league, beating Panionios 77-64. Apollon Patras defeated Panelefsiniakos 91-82, and AGO Rethymnou beat KAO Dramas 72-66.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Looks like Google is going out of its way for its third generation Pixel phones. Earlier rumours said that the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL launching this year will come in mint and pink colour besides the usual white and black. A new report coming from Android Headlines now reveal the fifth colour variant of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL. It’s the Sand Pink colour. Google will be launching the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL at its Made by Google event on October 9 in New York. The company is also expected to launch a third phone called the Pixel Mini, this could actually be the toned down version of the Pixel 3. There’s no official word on the phone from Google yet.The renders of the Sand Pink colour Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL reveal the complete design of the phones. The renders are in line with the previously leaked pictures. The pictures show the phones in sort of a Pale Pink colour with the side power and volume buttons slightly rich in colour so that they stand out from the body of the phone.As noted, the renders re-confirm the past rumours and reveal that both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will come with dual selfie cameras. The Pixel 3 will come with symmetrical bezels, while the Pixel 3 XL will have an iPhone X style notch, but it seems the notch on the Pixel phones will be slightly wider in comparison. On the rear panel, both the Pixel phones come with single camera setup paired with LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is also placed on the back cover right below the camera setup followed by the Google brand logo.advertisementAs far as the design of the phones is concerned. The Pixel 3 will look a lot like the Pixel 2, but the Pixel 3 XL will see a lot of design change over the Pixel 2 XL. Both the smartphones will come with glass body which increases the chances for wireless charging support.Ahead of the launch we already know a lot about the two Pixel phones. The Pixel 3 may get a bigger 5.5-inch screen this year compared to the Pixel 2 from last year, while the Pixel 3 XL is said to sport a massive 6.7-inch display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of 94.4 per cent. Both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and run Google’s latest Android 9 Pie.ALSO READ: Nokia 7.1 with 5.84-inch PureDisplay, Zeiss-branded cameras launchedThe official prices of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are yet to be revealed by Google. But, rumours suggest the Pixel 3 XL will be priced around $750, which roughly translates to Rs 53,000, while the Pixel 3 will cost $650, which roughly comes around Rs 45,000. In India, expect the starting price for these phones above Rs 60,000.