first_imgMORE WEEK 15:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsWeek 15 Fantasy Football Rankings: FLEXMORE WEEK 15 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers vs. Seahawks 2Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings @ Chargers3Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants vs. Dolphins4Derrick Henry, RB, Titans vs. Texans5Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars @ Raiders6Nick Chubb, RB, Browns @ Cardinals7Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys vs. Rams8Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks @ Panthers9Michael Thomas, WR, Saints vs. Colts10Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers @ Lions11Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders vs. Jaguars12Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos @ Chiefs13Todd Gurley, RB, Rams @ Cowboys14Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks @ Panthers15DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans @ Titans16Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers vs. Vikings17Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs vs. Broncos18George Kittle, TE, 49ers vs. Falcons19Mark Ingram, RB, Ravens vs. Jets20Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets @ Ravens21Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions vs. Buccaneers22DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins @ Giants23Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots @ Bengals24Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers vs. Vikings25David Montgomery, RB, Bears @ Packers26Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints vs. Colts27James Conner, RB, Bills @ Steelers28Devin Singletary, RB, Bills @ Steelers29Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns @ Cardinals30Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns @ Cardinals31Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs vs. Broncos32D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers vs. Seahawks33Davante Adams, WR, Packers vs. Bears34Julio Jones, WR, Falcons @ 49ers35Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams @ Cowboys36Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles @ Redskins37Mike Williams, WR, Chargers vs. Vikings38Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos @ Chiefs39Allen Robinson, WR, Bears @ Packers40Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings @ Chargers41Marlon Mack, RB, Colts @ Saints42Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers vs. Vikings43Emmanuel Sanders, WR, 49ers vs. Falcons44Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings @ Chargers45Golden Tate, WR, Giants vs. Dolphins46Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars @ Raiders47John Brown, WR, Bills @ Steelers48Darren Waller, TE, Raiders vs. Jaguars49Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys vs. Rams50Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens vs. Jets51Carlos Hyde, RB, Texans @ Titans52Robert Woods, WR, Rams @ Cowboys53Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens vs. Jets54Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers vs. Falcons55Terry McLaurin, WR, Redskins vs. Eagles56A.J. Brown, WR, Titans vs. Texans57Robby Anderson, WR, Jets @ Ravens58Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals vs. Patriots59Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers vs. Vikings60Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers vs. Falcons61Kareem Hunt, RB, Browns @ Cardinals62James White, RB, Patriots @ Bengals63Breshad Perriman, WR, Buccaneers @ Lions64Chris Conley, WR, Jaguars @ Raiders65Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles vs. Redskins66David Njoku, TE, Browns @ Cardinals67Darius Slayton, WR, Giants vs. Dolphins68Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers vs. Seahawks69Danny Amendola, WR, Lions vs. Buccaneers70Will Fuller V, WR, Texans @ Titans71DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks @ Panthers72Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals vs. Browns73Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons @ 49ers74Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins vs. Eagles75Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals vs. Browns76Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals vs. Patriots77Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals vs. Browns78Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams @ Cowboys79Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers @ Lions80Corey Davis, WR, Titans vs. Texans81Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys vs. Rams82Cole Beasley, WR, Bills @ Steelers83Zach Pascal, WR, Colts @ Saints84Greg Ward, WR, Eagles @ Redskins85James Washington, WR, Steelers vs. Bills86Tyrell Williams, WR, Raiders vs. Jaguars87Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers @ Lions88Anthony Miller, WR, Bears @ Packers89Allen Hurns, WR, Dolphins @ Giants90Russell Gage, WR, Falcons @ 49ers91Marcus Johnson, WR, Colts @ Saints92Sony Michel, RB, Patriots @ Bengals93Patrick Laird, RB, Dolphins @ Giants94Boston Scott, RB, Eagles @ Redskins95Kendrick Bourne, WR, 49ers vs. Falcons96Justin Watson, WR, Buccaneers @ Lions97Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets @ Ravens98Brandin Cooks, WR, Rams @ Cowboys99Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants vs. Dolphins100Bo Scarbrough, RB, Lions vs. Buccaneers101Latavius Murray, RB, Saints vs. Colts102Kelvin Harmon, WR, Redskins vs. Eagles103Keelan Cole, WR, Jaguars @ Raiders104Jacob Hollister, TE, Seahawks @ Panthers105Ian Thomas, TE, Panthers vs. Seahawks106Jack Doyle, TE, Colts @ Saints107Austin Hooper, TE, Falcons @ 49ers108Willie Snead, WR, Ravens vs. Jets109JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Eagles @ Redskins110Mohamed Sanu, WR, Patriots @ Bengals111Phillip Dorsett, WR, Patriots @ Bengals112Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos @ Chiefs113Jamaal Williams, RB, Packers vs. Bears114LeSean McCoy, RB, Chiefs vs. Broncos115Matt Breida, RB, 49ers vs. Falcons116John Ross, WR, Bengals vs. Patriots117Tim Patrick, WR, Broncos @ Chiefs118Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs vs. Broncos119Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears @ Packers120David Johnson, RB, Cardinals vs. Browns Our Week 15 FLEX rankings are extra important as you prepare for your fantasy football playoff semifinals. The last thing you would want is to play a bust in the final spot of your lineup, and you’re surely scouring the waiver wire for the sleeper RB/WR/TE who can save your season.As with every week, we’re here to help. We have those three skill positions mushed into one ranking set down below so you don’t have to do any extra work to make those last-minute Sunday morning decisions.  WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerMost of the tough calls this week come as you react to injuries, but those problems sort of solve themselves, at least if you’ve played the waiver wire correctly. Josh Jacobs (shoulder) being out would put DeAndre Washington into lineups. A Greg Olsen (concussion) absence plugs in Ian Thomas. DeVante Parker (concussion) being out brings into play Allen Hurns and Isaiah Ford, and we’re already pretty sure it’ll be Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson in Tampa Bay with no Mike Evans (hamstring).WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endBeyond that, be sure to have a grasp of the matchup you’re in. If your opponent has Lamar Jackson score a ton of points on Thursday night and you’re in a big hole, you might need to shoot for higher ceilings. In a PPR league, maybe that means you play pass-catching back Patrick Laird over Sony Michel. In a standard league, maybe you play the deep-ball possibility of Keelan Cole over Danny Amendola. WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPOf course, your situations are all very context-based, so if you have any specific Sunday morning questions, be sure to hit us up on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.last_img read more

first_img“Plaintiff Kevin Mays’s right pinky finger was partially amputated as the subject folding chair wedged against the column. His severed finger shot across the floor. UGA Offensive Line Coach Sam Pittman picked up Plaintiff Kevin Mays’s severed finger from the floor, and it was put on ice.”The complaint also made mention of the fact Kevin Mays’ “pain level on a scale of 1-10 was a 10.”It’s uncertain why Kevin Mays waited to sue Georgia and its chair manufacturer three years after the incident happened, though it’s possible the Mays family may use it in a potential NCAA hardship waiver to appeal for immediate eligibility (Cade Mays, a sophomore in 2019, would have to sit out a season otherwise). That said, he has several reasons for transferring from Georgia to Tennessee: His offensive line coach at Georgia, Sam Pittman, just took over as head coach at Arkansas; Mays, a five-star recruit in the 2018 recruiting class, hails from Knoxville, Tenn.; his younger brother Cooper Mays signed with the Volunteers in December; and his father Kevin Mays was a team captain there in 1994.MORE: Clay Webb sued after alleged role in disturbing bullying incidentAnother facet to Cade Mays’ transfer is the fact his parents filed a civil suit on Dec. 5 against the University of Georgia System Board of Regents and Georgia Athletic Association, among others, after Kevin Mays’ right pinkie was amputated at a 2017 Georgia athletic event which the Mays family was attending.According to the complaint, filed to the Athens-Clarke County State Court: Georgia offensive tackle Cade Mays entered the transfer portal on Wednesday and is reportedly headed to SEC East team Tennessee.The move is curious at first glance, considering Mays played in all 14 of Georgia’s games in 2019, starting 11, at every position along the line. And with fellow linemen Isaiah Wilson, Andrew Thomas and Solomon Kindley declaring for the NFL, he was in prime position to be a leader along the Bulldogs’ offensive front next season.last_img read more

first_imgIt was all Team Ferda as the squad was able to repeat as champs in the Open Division of the Nelson Youth Soccer Winter Tournament recently at the Indoor Facility on Cedar Street.Ryan Lewis and Mitch Popadynetz each scored three times as Team Ferda defeated D-Nial 8-0 to capture the Winter Open Division Tournament title. Mallard’s Source for sports, always wanting to get into the spirit of the giving season, would like to add another accolade for the players with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Mitch Popadynetz, Kevin Lewis, Andrea Stinson, Taylor Stewart, Andrew Tranfo, Ryan Lewis, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Sarah Fuhr, Ameeta Bhabra and Mitch Melanson.last_img read more

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set San Miguel governor Robert Non said in a that these members “cannot just act on a whim.”READ: PBA board opts not to renew Narvasa’s term as commissionerFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“What they are doing is not in accordance with our by-laws and constitution.” said Non, who spoke in behalf of the five team governors who were a no-show on Thursday’s special board meeting.“All five teams – San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, Kia and Globalport – stand behind Commissioner Narvasa. He enjoys our full support and we have prevailed upon him to stay and do what is right,” Non said. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe San Miguel bloc has put its foot down and backed PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa amid move to oust the league’s chief.The SMC group, namely San Miguel, Ginebra, and Star, together with GlobalPort and Kia expressed their support for the beleaguered executive after seven members of the PBA Board of Governors voted not to renew the tenure of Narvasaa after a special board meeting earlier in the day.ADVERTISEMENT View comments READ: PBA Board to back Narvasa on controversial SMB-Kia trade“This includes as well the misrepresentation of NLEX board member Ramon Fernandez as PBA chairman, when in fact, the sitting chairman is still GlobalPort’s Mikee Romero.”Non said that moves like this could set a precedent, cheapening the position of the commissioner going forward.“If we allow that to happen, then this will weaken the Commissioner’s Office and turn it into a puppet of whoever is the most powerful among the team owners,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Non also branded the seven governors as a “renegade bloc,” noting that the group seeking Narvasa’s ouster “is unauthorized and not binding under the league’s by-laws and constitution.”READ: TNT management blasts Narvasa: ‘He is biased’ “These officials do not constitute the majority needed to remove or appoint the commissioner and thereafter, make any changes in the PBA structure,” the team executive said.Non argued that under PBA rules, a majority in board is two-thirds of its current membership, which constitutes to eight of the current 12 members. He also said that NLEX”s Ramon Fernandez is not yet the PBA chairman.“So without this clear majority, all changes being made by these renegade members are not allowed, including the appointment of Rickie Santos as officer-in-charge, and would not be binding on the whole board membership,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MMA star McGregor wants to fight a boxer on his turf Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Speaking to reporters after the Lakers’ victory against the Brooklyn Nets over the weekend, Ball’s eccentric father, LaVar, urged his son to beat the funk by taking more shots.“You’ve got to shoot the ball,” Lavar, who witnessed his son tally 6 points, 5 boards and 7 assists, told Bleacher Report. “You’re not going to make it if you don’t take it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Ball patriarch also made it known that he wants more consistent minutes in the rotation for his eldest son.“Let him play the whole fourth quarter and bet you’ll always win. He’ll get into a better flow,” he said. “The in and out, sitting out six to 10 minutes? He’s not going to take no shots because he’s not in the flow. He don’t want to hurt the team by shooting.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ball, meanwhile, has proven his ability to score in the grand stage, where he poured in 29 points in his second regular-season against the Phoenix Suns.Since then, the 20-year-old point guard has struggled to crack double digits in the scoring department, punctuated by a scoreless game against the Portland Trailblazers where he only took two shots.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting styleADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, front, passes the ball past Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson defending during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won, 113-93.  AP/Kyusung GongThe youthful Los Angeles Lakers currently hold a 5-5 record, thanks to their uptempo offense led in part by the team’s sensational facilitator, Lonzo Ball.But as much as the former UCLA Bruin has dazzled distributing the rock, this year’s second overall pick has mightily struggled to make a basket—shooting a drastic 29.9 percent from the field in his first 10 games.ADVERTISEMENT Danny Seigle named as Alab team consultant Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img The first serve will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, and Pascua believes that the shellacking they took in Game 1 gave them the experience to turn things around.“This game will be a test of character, whichever team commits less errors will win it,” said Pascua, whose wards had 34 boo-boos compared to the 21 of the Lady Spikers in Game 1.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 crownLa Salle will be coming into the game on a nine-match winning streak and coach Ramil de Jesus told his team to go for the title in Game 2 “because it’s going to be very difficult if the series reaches Game 3.”La Salle will be shooting to win a third straight championship and its seventh in the last 10 years. LATEST STORIES Despite coming off a straight sets defeat and facing a truly tough foe for the second time in five days, Far Eastern University coach George Pascua remains defiant.“It’s not over yet; we’ll keep fighting,” Pascua said on the eve of Game 2 of their matchup with powerhouse defending champion La Salle for the UAAP women’s volleyball title.ADVERTISEMENT First-choice import finally suits up as NLEX tests Rain or Shine’s early success Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

first_imgRevenue fell to $394.8 million compared to $462.3 million in 2005. Katzenberg was optimistic about the company’s 2007 and 2008 release slate. The company is releasing the third installment in its “Shrek” franchise in May and “Bee Movie” in the fall. Next year, the company is planning on releasing “Kung Fu Panda,” starring Jack Black, and a sequel to “Madagascar.” “For the first time since going public, we will be executing on the business model that we first envisioned, releasing one original film and one sequel,” Katzenberg said. The company went public in October 2004.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! About half of the sales were driven by the release of “Over the Hedge” into the home video market. However, costs associated with sales – including the write-off – more than doubled at the same time to $219.9 million, offsetting revenue growth. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial had expected a loss of 42 cents per share on revenue of $158.9 million. Speaking during a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg summed up the company’s 2006 performance as mixed. “While both of our overall home video performance and the theatrical success of `Over The Hedge’ were positive this year, our second release, `Flushed Away,’ did not live up to our expectations,” Katzenberg said. For the full year, the company reported net income of $15.1 million, or 15 cents per share, compared with $104.6 million, or $1.01 per share in the same prior-year period. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. said Tuesday it swung to a loss in the fourth quarter as the film animation studio took a partial write-off due to lackluster box office receipts for its film “Flushed Away.” For the three months ended Dec. 31, the Glendale-based company reported a net loss of $21.3 million, or 20 cents per share. The company posted net income of $63.2 million, or 61 cents per share, in the same quarter in 2005, which included a tax benefit and strong performance from the studio’s “Madagascar” DVD. The fourth-quarter results included a pre-tax charge of $109 million for the film “Flushed Away,” which did not perform well at the box office. The write-off of film costs reduced fourth-quarter earnings by 80 cents per share. Revenue rose to $204.3 million from $172.9 million in the prior-year period. last_img

first_imgFort St. John RCMP has some tips on keeping Halloween, which is next Saturday night, safe and fun.Before your and your child go out, it is important that parents be aware of the route that their children plan to follow.If you are unable to take them out yourself, consider asking another parent, an older sibling or babysitter to do the honours for you.Ensuring your child is wearing a watch also allows you to establish an agreed upon curfew.Teach your children to recognize the places along his/her route where they can obtain help.Stay on the sidewalks. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left-hand side of the street facing traffic.Don’t jaywalk. Use crosswalks whenever possible: Visit houses on one side of the street at a time and cross the street only at intersections or at marked crosswalks.Stop and check for cars before crossing the street.Discuss with your children what they should do to call home in case of emergency.Safety in numbers: Walk in groups and stay together.Stay on the outside: Never enter a house; only accept treats at the front door.RCMP say being visible in your costume is important:Wear a light-coloured or bright costume.Wear a costume that is properly fitted to reduce the chance of tripping on it.Make sure your vision is not restricted. Consider completing your costume with make-up rather than amask.Shoes should fit properly even if they do not go well with a costume.Glow sticks are also an excellent method to increase a child’s visibility. Accessorize with a flashlight.Are swords, knives and guns part of your costume? Make sure they look fake but remember, some people still may not be able to tell the difference.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgRe: “Union takes protest to steps of City Hall” (Dec. 14): It is going to be very interesting to see how our mayor handles all these upcoming labor contract renewals. Since ex-Mayor James Hahn basically gave away the store to the Department of Water and Power trying to curry union votes for re-election, every other union head now wants the same deal. Even though L.A. politicians will never be regarded as the sharpest knives in the drawer, you would think that watching screwballs like Gray Davis and Hahn send the state and city into the red for a few thousand votes – while angering millions in a failed attempt to stay in office – would sink in. Mayor, offer fair increases for the unions. Your job, the one you were elected to, is to improve the city. Otherwise you, like Hahn, will be a one-term bungler. – George Timko West Hills 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 Underground economy Re: “L.A.’s underground cash” (Dec. 14): City officials should not be surprised that L.A. has an underground economy, since it is they who created it. There are six day labor centers funded by the city of Los Angeles at a yearly expense of more than $1 million. These centers have a “don’t ask – don’t tell” policy. Neither contractors nor day laborers pay taxes, making it easy for them to cheat and break the law for profit. These centers are also havens for deadbeat dads. I asked one nonimmigrant U.S. citizen why he didn’t get a regular steady job. He told me that his wages were being garnished for child support – and since he didn’t have to report his earnings by working at the city’s day labor center, he could keep everything he earned. – Hal Netkin North Hollywood Can’t see the signals Re: “Car, bus collide in Orange Line crash” (Dec. 14): Just how many collision accidents and deaths is it going to take to get the city to open its eyes? The new-style traffic lights are just not working and have some major flaws. At a distance, you can’t see the green until you’re in the intersection, but once in the intersection, you can’t see if it has turned red. If not for the older traffic lights remaining at these intersections, you wouldn’t know whether to stop or go. Just how many Orange Line bus accidents is it going to take before someone realizes it’s not only the color of these buses that is the problem, it’s also that you can’t see the lights that tell you it’s safe to go or not until it’s too late. It’s no longer safe to drive on the city streets, and the city is responsible for this. – Debbie Garces Reseda Different red lights Re: “Car, bus collide in Orange Line crash” (Dec. 14): It is possible that some drivers do not understand that a right-turn red arrow is not the same as a red signal light. Since one can make a right turn on a red signal after stopping and determining that it is safe to turn right, some drivers may assume that a red right turn arrow allows the same right turn when safe. Perhaps a sign above each red arrow signal stating “ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TURN ON RED ARROW” would clarify the law and help prevent accidents. I also feel that the silver buses, while beautiful, should be repainted. Keeping the basic silver, but adding bright orange, would make the buses more visible. – Charlotte Gussin-Root Tarzana Lights, horns, action Re: “Car, bus collide in Orange Line crash” (Dec. 14): I think that if an amber bar light like the ones they use for tow trucks were installed on the buses and an air horn, like trains use, would get the attention of those idiot drivers that aren’t paying attention that a bus is coming. I also suggested that instead of the bus drivers just slowing down to 10 mph at intersections that they should come to a complete stop just to make sure that it is clear for them to proceed. Putting up more lights and signs is just waste of time and effort. There have been seven accidents so far. How many more do there need to be before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wakes up? Something needs to be done before someone gets killed. – Carl Copelof Sylmar On a charitable note Re: “Bush takes blame for prewar miscues” (Dec. 15): When Bush says, “I’d do it again!” he admits that none of the disproved (WMD, etc.) “justifications” were his real reason. Otherwise he still disregards the facts given to him by: Richard Clarke, Gen. Shinseki, numerous CIA agents, German intelligence (“Curveball”), French intelligence (pre 9-11, showing that Iraq was not seeking to acquire yellow cake uranium), Joe Wilson’s report and that the “evil” complained of was pre-Desert Storm. The most charitable assessment of Bush’s latest infomercial sale is that he lied about being against “nation-building.” – Bill Pratt Northridge Pure fiction Re: “Syriana is just a movie” (Their Opinions, Dec. 14): After seeing the movie, I was frightened by the possibility that the story it told could be the way things really were. But with a little thought, I realized how foolish I was. To pull off such an international scheme with all the players from the CIA, the oil companies, the Arabs, etc., it would require some real organization and brain power. There’s the hitch. This administration? Their inability to get anything accomplished that requires those traits makes such a conspiracy practically impossible. I’d say, try again. A better film could be made about stupidity and ineptitude, particularly internationally, being our country’s biggest problem. – George J. Kramer Northridge Divided loyalties When my grandparents came to this country and became citizens, they gave their complete allegiance to the United States. They knew that a citizen cannot be loyal to two countries without compromising one. We now have an elected official, the governor, who has divided loyalties. He is a citizen of the United States and Austria. Because Schwarzenegger upheld the law of California and a prisoner was executed, Austria is angry and threatening him with the loss of his Austrian citizenship and a removal of his name from a stadium or monument of some sort. I say to Arnold and all dual citizens, choose which country you will serve. And to the legislators of the United States, both in the House and Senate, rescind the law of dual citizenship. – Carol Milton Woodland Hills Pryor’s legacy? Re: “Comic Pryor prevailed against all life’s odds” (Their Opinions, Dec. 13): OK, Richard Pryor was a funny guy. Multiple sclerosis is a terrible disease. Rest in peace. But this excessive wailing and deifying of the man is way over the top. Much is made of his “legacy.” What legacy? He broke barriers long ago tumbled by Redd Foxx. Pryor left us with a bitter hatred of one race for another. Whatever racial harmony Bill Cosby and Flip Wilson built, Richard Pryor mocked. Is there a white comedian working the mainstream who is openly hostile to blacks? Hard to imagine, but if there were, and if he died, would the media get all choked up with eulogies? – Gary Brandner Northridge Help from our friends Re: “Bad analogy” (Your Opinions, Dec. 14): Chuck Heinold flippantly spouts off about the American Revolution and gets it wrong. “A little help from France” was Adm. De Grasse’s fleet, and a 10,000-man army under Count Rochambeau, heavy cannon to lay siege to Yorktown and a bankrupted royal treasury that Lewis lost his head over. Lest we forget, Gen. Von Stueben, who trained our men, Spain’s contribution of money, supplies and a Caribbean fleet keeping the British busy. Dutch banks gave liberally to the cause and Dutch warships took on the Imperial Navy. America didn’t achieve independence on her own; a coalition of the willing was there to help. – Donovan Weir Chatsworth No long goodbye Concerning the demise of Stanley Tookie Williams, most people would probably like to paraphrase a remark attributed to Bette Davis: I’ve always been told to speak good of the dead. Stanley Williams is dead. Good! – Stephen Pettine Canoga Park160Want 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

first_imgVolunteers from across the county slept out on Friday last in Letterkenny to help raise much-needed awareness and funds for North West Simon Community.Over 30 volunteers turned out for the annual event with €2,408 raised during the collection on the night.North West Simon Community work to prevent and resolve homelessness throughout Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. In 2018, the cause provided supported housing, tenancy support, and settlement services, to a total of 371 people.On behalf of North West Simon Community, Collette Ferguson, Donegal Development Officer, expressed her deepest gratitude to each and every one of the 35 volunteers for stepping out of their comfort zones for one night only so, others don’t have to.She said: “From the onset, the Volunteers who participated were extremely positive and motivated to create much-needed awareness and funds for the North West Simon Community.”Collette also thanked the Brewery Bar, Four Lanterns and Pats Pizza for their kindness and hospitality during the night and for the ongoing support over the years. Collette went on to say, that they were wonderful ambassadors for the cause and shared a positive message to many businesses who supported and or sponsored them on the night, to include:AIB LetterkennyBD Recovery, CarndonaghCiara PT FitnessCrana Stables, BuncranaCentury Complex, LetterkennyDuds & Suds Dry CleanersFood for Thought, BuncranaFriers Rest Chip Shop,Guildea Butchers, LetterkennyHarte InsuranceJD Doherty & Sons, MalinMenarys, Letterkenny,Optum, LetterkennyStateside American Restaurant, LetterkennyShe added: “Thank you to each and everyone who gave so generously and thank you to all the Bars and Hotels for permitting access to carry out the collection, it means so much.Collette would also thank the Brewery Bar, Four Lanterns and Pats Pizza for their kindness and hospitality during the night and for the ongoing support over the years.“Thank you, Cllr. John O’Donnell for launching the night and for his kind words of encouragement to the Volunteers and North West Simon Community.“Finally, thanks to the Garda for the noticeable presence throughout the night and for keeping a watchful eye on the Volunteers. “Thank you, one and all and be sure to save the date for next year!”Incredible success at North West Simon Community Annual Sleep Out – Pic Special was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:North West Simon Communitylast_img read more