WE EXPECT help whenever we are injured while playing a sport. We also expect the helpers to know what they are doing. A qualified first-aider should be present at every match and training session. There are a number of serious injuries and conditions that require prompt action, therefore, we should know what to look for and how to act if someone is seriously injured. When a sportsperson has stopped breathing, we can restart their respiratory system by forcing air into their lungs. We can do this by giving mouth-to-mouth ventilation (MMV). If their heart has stopped beating, we can try to get it beating again by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or a cardiac massage. However, we should always try to send for medical assistance. The following procedures can be applied while waiting for help to arrive. Mouth-to-mouth ventilation (MMV) MMV, referred to sometimes as the ‘Kiss of Life’, is an emergency procedure used to restore breathing by inflating the casualty’s lungs with your own breath. This usually helps the casualty to breathe on his own again and may very well save his life. 1. Have the casualty lie on his back and then open the airways by lifting the chin and tilting the head back. 2. Clear the mouth and throat of any obstruction. 3. Pinch the nostrils closed with thumb and index finger to prevent air from escaping. 4. Take a deep breath. Seal your lips firmly around the casualty’s open mouth. Breathe out smoothly and firmly until the chest rises. Take your mouth away watch the chest fall. 5. Take another deep breath and repeat. Repeat with one breath every six seconds for one minute. If breathing hasn’t returned within one minute, continue MMV, and check for pulse. If there is no pulse, start CPR. If breathing returns, place casualty in the recovery position. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/ cardiac massage If you are certain that the person has no pulse, CPR is a way of forcing a stopped heart to beat while waiting for medical help to arrive. 1. Check for a pulse. If the heart has stopped, there will be no pulse, the skin will be pale, lips blue, and arms and legs will be limp. 2. Place the person on his back and use the fingers to find the point where the ribs meet the breastbone. Put your middle finger over this point and your index finger higher up on the breast bone. 3. Put the heel of the other hand on the breast bone just above your index finger. This is the point where pressure should be applied. 4. Place the heel of the other hand on top of this hand and interlock your fingers. 5. Lean over the person with your arms straight. Press down firmly on the breast bone to a depth of about 45cm, then rock backwards to release the pressure. Keep your hands in place. Repeat at a rate of about 100 compressions in a minute. 6. Check pulse regularly. Stop compressions as soon as pulse returns. MMV and CPR If the casualty isn’t breathing and has no pulse, the following actions must be taken. 1. Open his airway and give two breaths using MMV. 2. Give 15 chest compressions. 3. Give two breaths. 4. Give 15 chest compressions. 5. Repeat the above until help arrives, while checking breathing and pulse regularly. The recovery position Always use the recovery position for an unconscious person who is breathing. The position is slightly altered if the person has certain injuries. An individual can be rolled into the basic recovery position by doing the following. 1. Tilt the head back. This prevents the tongue from blocking throat and closing off the airways. 2. Keep the neck and back in a straight line. 3. Keep the hip and knee both bent at 90 degrees. This keeps the body safe, stable and comfortable. 4. Use the individual’s hand to support the head, which should be slightly lower than the rest of the body. This allows fluids to drain from the mouth. 5. Check pulse and breathing regularly while waiting for medical help. NB: The Red Cross and other organisations, conduct first aid courses. With a little training we may be able to provide life saving assistance in an emergency. Next Week: Health and Nutrition
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I felt really nervous walking onto the court … (but) after I started playing, I was just really happy,” the fourth-seeded Osaka told the crowd, as Japanese flags waved around the stadium.Of the bugs, she said wasn’t good at catching them and was happy to leave it to the ballkids, otherwise, “I would probably squish it.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japan’s Naomi Osaka smiles during her first round match against Poland’s Magda Linette at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)MELBOURNE, Australia — The only bug in the system was of the genuine flying variety when Naomi Osaka secured her first win at a major as a Grand Slam champion.The U.S. Open champion beat Magda Linette 6-4, 6-2 to end play at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday at the Australian Open. The only delay in the 58-minute match came just before Osaka was serving for the match, when a ballboy tried to catch a bug that was fluttering on the court.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Osaka, who beat Serena Williams in last year’s U.S. Open final, smiled as she waited for the ballboy to get back into position.She finished off with an ace on her second match point to move into a second-round match against Tamara Zidansek, who beat Daria Gavrilova 7-5, 6-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Now that she’s playing on the biggest show courts, post-match TV interviews are part of the deal.She was asked, as a conversation starter, what she liked about Australia.“You guys are always friendly, and I don’t talk much, so it’s really easy to have a conversation,” she said.It could be slightly one-sided — just like her first-round match.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES With two ONE title defenses coming up, Team Lakay has its hands full In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
“Liberians can look up to other countries and even consider quick fix solutions from others who are determined to help them, but any lasting solution rests on Liberians.”That statement was made by Brazilian Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Andre Luiz Azevedo dos Santos, during a press conference at a local resort in Monrovia.He said in contrast to Brazil, Liberia has a plantation style of agriculture which did not work for Brazil because the concentration was not on producing food to feed the people but to develop commodities that are eventually exported abroad.“We therefore changed our focus since we realized that we had a huge population to feed and as a result Brazil concentrated on helping the poor to learn how to do business in their various localities,” he said.Liberia can learn from Brazil, by examining its mistakes in developing its agriculture or any other venture, but he said that Liberians must understand that they need to examine that experience and take only what benefits Liberia.Ambassador dos Santos said Liberians should be cautious of ‘ready-made solutions’ from abroad, under the direction of individuals chosen by their governments.Meanwhile, Ambassador dos Santos said he is inviting a Brazilian artist to visit Liberia to share his experiences with his Liberian counterparts.“It is intended to help Liberian artists to focus on their artistic development,” he said, “because more often, the Liberian artist is tempted to direct his energy to become a businessman, instead of concentrating on his talents.”Ambassador dos Santos said for the last two and a half years he has been in Liberia, he has discovered that promising Liberian artists suffer stagnation in their growth because once their drawings are bought by some expatriates they concentrate on drawing to sell, as businessmen.He noted that such artists become businessmen in their focus and they weaken the part of them that wants to develop and find a pathway to grow.The Brazilian artist’s visit, he said, will help to refocus Liberian artists to the most essential elements in their development in order to continue to grow as artists in pursuit of their dreams.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
President David Granger has urged the Linden community to create economic avenues through small and medium-size enterprises, as he shared his conviction that household cottage industries will form a solid basis for Guyana’s future economy.President David GrangerHe was at the time addressing stakeholders and members of the religious body from Linden and other parts of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) at a Prayer-Breakfast ceremony recently hosted at the Watooka Complex in Mackenzie.“Linden, I suppose, knows better than some other parts of Guyana the perils of unemployment,” the President noted in his address.He also pointed to the situation with sugar workers who have been retrenched, noting that Government has had to make some hard decisions where the industry is concerned. Government, between 2016 and 2018, dismissed thousands of sugar workers in Berbice, East Coast of Demerara and West Bank of Demerara.The Head of State assured that Government is paving the way for newer opportunities. “But the point I am making is that new opportunities for employment are being created right here in Guyana, and we will work with organisations such as LEN (Linden Enterprise Network) …to give young people particularly some start-up,” he said.Pointing to cottage industries, Granger said this will be the future for Guyana. “Young women, young men, households are producing commodities to put on the market, and it is my conviction that this type of household cottage industry will form the basis for an economy and maximum participation. Small and medium-size businesses will be the enterprises of the future. There’s employment for all,” he assured.OilZeroing in on Guyana’s oil potential, the President said that while this industry will be a means for employment, it will not provide employment for all, owing to its technical nature.“Let me not give you any exaggerated hopes. The oil industry is not going to employ a lot of you. It’s a highly technical industry, and will employ a few highly qualified persons. But there will be spin-offs for people providing services. But the population shouldn’t expect that there is going to be a big recruiting office and everybody’s going to be dashing offshore for some oil. That wouldn’t happen…So we have to make up our minds to seek enterprises right here in Guyana, enterprises will create greater employment for our people,” President Granger said.In the case of Region 10, he pointed out that there is potential for enterprises such as agro-processing, particularly in the Upper Demerara region. He therefore urged the community to see how best the resources of the region can be utilised with its extensive agricultural lands. He also added that Region 10 is an important commercial and communication hub.The President also spoke on the importance of education, as he highlighted aspects of the “good life”. Additionally, he shared his religious beliefs, noting that his journey as President over the last few years has led him to a deeper and greater realisation of the power of faith.Further, he shared his belief in equality, stressing that all citizens are entitled to equal access to the good things in society, including education and health.
Appalling school sex scandal…for calling female students “slack and loose”…implicated teacher denies allegations but admits to dating former studentsSeveral activists and members of civil society took to the streets on Tuesday, calling for the sacking of Winifred Ellis, Headmistress of The Bishops’ High School, following her derogatory remarks aimed at female students.Her remarks came in light of the recent widely-publicised sexual assault allegations against a male teacher of the school, to which she allegedly turned a blind eye.Coen Jackson (second from left) flanked by his attorneysThe Education Ministry has launched a full-fledged investigation into the appalling allegations that Bishops’ High School economics teacher Coen Jackson groomed female students and then had sexual relationships with them.The news first broke on social media with several former students confirming the allegations. It was in light of this that Headmistress Ellis called a general assembly, where she berated students for not defending Jackson.“I remember once I am coming down the corridor and I had to step back and ask a child to close her legs. A male teacher is teaching. How many times I telling y’all, don’t touch the boys. Don’t touch the boys. How much times I am standing at my office door and when y’all see me y’all running inside ‘cause you hugging and touching the boys? You are very slack. Very loose with youself,” Ellis told the assembly.A section of the protesters“Do you know, Mr Jackson? I want to see the hands…if you felt uncomfortable at any time, step out the line. If he ever touched you and you tell me, step out of the line. Y’all saw it on (Facebook) right? Y’all know what I talking about, right? Can you corroborate that story? I didn’t see any of you going and defend him on this story. Not one. Don’t lie. Tell the truth!” she further declared.Her derogatory utterances were made public after a student used a cellphone to record her rant and then shared it on social media.Outraged by her actions, several former students, activists and members of civil society picketed the top secondary school on Tuesday.Organiser of the picketing exercise, activist Akola Thompson related that a resounding call should be made for the termination of Ellis as head of one of Guyana’s most senior high schools.“After the allegations about Coen Jackson would have broken, one of the first things the Headmistress did was call an assembly and basically ‘slut shame’, victim blame and castigate students for not coming to the defence of a predator. That is a very dangerous message to be sending to your students, particularly when it comes to female students, because we already have a high rate of persons not coming forward…,” she said.“…so when we have situations like this now, it just makes it more difficult, because persons feel like they have nowhere to go. If they have no faith in the system, then we will continue to fail them,” Thompson posited.She noted that there was widespread information, in almost every school in Guyana, of some teacher having sexual thoughts of students and in some instances those thoughts are acted upon with no consequences.At one point during the protest, students held placards out of the windows in counter protest. One of the placards read “Our HM did not fail us.”“We just had the kids up there saying that their HM did not fail them and I think this says a lot about what will happen with this school and it’s mostly about protecting the reputation of the school rather than protecting the students,” Thompson lamented.Meanwhile, activist and Commissioner of the Rights of the Child Commission, Nicole Cole, said that no adult has the right to berate children, particularly students, the way Ellis did. She noted that ever since the recording was shared on Monday, she made the call for Ellis to be removed, adding that what she did was “victimise the victims”.“What she has done is to make every child who would have gone through the heinous abuse re-victimise them twice. Just like the court system. We wonder why Guyana has a burgeoning rape culture. It’s because of adults like her. Here she is telling the students how loose they are. I wanna say to you, Ms Winifred Ellis, you are loose, you are slack, you are running a bloody horror school, not The Bishops’ High School, because if you had this teacher in your midst and information has come that you have girls who are subjected to abuse, then you have a right to intervene and to ensure that those students are given the best type of care,” Cole declared.Also among the protesters was former student Kemol King, who said that Ellis failed to create a safe environment for the victims of Coen’s abuse and as such, she should be dismissed with immediate effect.“She did not try to create a safe environment for these students to air their complaints, so we believe that Ms Ellis, the head mistress, because of the things she said, she should be dismissed and so we’re calling for the administration to dismiss Ms Ellis immediately,” King said.The picketing exercise continues today at 12 noon.Teacher admits dating former studentsMeanwhile, several calls were made for the Education Ministry and the Child Care and Protection Agency to step up and have the matter taken to the Police so that justice against the alleged sexual predator is served.Over the course of the latter part of last week, allegations of Jackson’s grooming and sexual molestation of several teenagers while serving in the capacity of an economics teacher took social media by storm.A formal complaint against the teacher of over 15 years was made to the Education Ministry over the weekend and was addressed to the Education Minister Nicolette Henry; Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan; Social Protection Minister Amna Ally; Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence; Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams and Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton.Since then, Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson has informed the media that an investigation has been launched, while the Social Protection Ministry issued a short statement outlining that it was “aware of the allegations levelled against a senior teacher at The Bishops’ High School. The matter is currently under investigation and the Ministry is actively involved in this process. The Ministry takes these complaints seriously and holds paramount the protection of our nation’s children.”As news of the alleged sexual molestation implicating Jackson broke out on social media, a number of past students reportedly came forward and related similar experiences.Meanwhile, in the presence of his attorneys (Jerome Khan, Priyanka Sookraj and Siand Dhurjan), Jackson broke his silence on the allegations against him, which claimed that he abused his position of trust as a teacher and groomed female, and some male, students for sexual activity.At a press conference on Tuesday, in the office of Attorney Khan, Jackson denied the allegations made against him.He said that the complainant “has created this caricature of me as a beast, as a predator. There are many students that could testify on my behalf. My professional conduct, my ability in the subjects that I teach, the performance record of me as a teacher is there. I have contributed to the CoI on education…I have a track record of high performance.”However, Jackson did admit to dating two former students of Bishops’.He explained that he was currently in a relationship with a 21-year-old former student and has been involved with the young woman for a number of years.Jackson posited his belief that the matter was only brought to light by a notorious character in society only after he [the complainant] became engaged in an intimate relationship with a former student of The Bishop’s High School, with whom Jackson had been involved.“In the process, I have been accused, prosecuted and convicted in the court of public opinion…I wish to deny the accusation being peddled by [the complainant] and believe that he is using this as a basis for his self-promotion, disregarding what damage is done to many, many persons’ profession, reputation and character,” he said.Jackson and his attorneys noted that there have been several libellous statements made on social media and that they were monitoring them and would take further action soon.The accused also indicated that he was open to any type of scrutiny by any government agency and/or ministry. (Lakhram Bhagirat and Ramona Luthi)
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So it was with concern that we learned Tuesday of Strauss’ heart attack Sunday, and current hospitalization. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. We would love to see Strauss, 48, back on the sidelines next fall. The news is more dire concerning a former Citrus Belt League wrestling champion, Phil Ufkes, who died Wednesday from what appears to be heart failure, according to Rev. John Juedes, a family friend. Ufkes wrestled at Pacific in the early 1980s, when Pacific was a wrestling power. Former coach Tony Finazzo recalled Ufkes reaching the CIF Finals at 157 pounds for a 1981 team that boasted eight CBL champions, including Bobby and Mike Sole, James Brown and Eddie Fonzi. “He was one of the nicest kids,” Finazzo said of Ufkes. “He was tall and lean, an overachiever, actually. He made himself into a good wrestler by working really hard at it. I was really proud of him and guys like him who put in the work. He was one of the finest kids I ever coached.” When bad things happen to good people … If you don’t like Harold Strauss, you don’t like anybody in the game of football. The Colton High School football coach is relentlessly upbeat and unflaggingly positive. He coaches values as well as Xs and Os. He is the kind of guy you gladly hand your teen over to – and know he’s in good hands. He also knows his stuff; he won two CIF eight-man titles at Bloomington Christian and took Colton to the playoffs quarterfinals the past four seasons. Ufkes, who exercised regularly and looked as if he could still make weight at 157, was only 43 and leaves behind a wife and three daughters. His funeral is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Yucaipa. Michael Coleman, highly recruited San Bernardino Arroyo Valley High School quarterback, is being shifted from tailback to fullback at USC. It’s a good move. USC has 10 tailbacks on roster. Coleman could start this fall at fullback, if he is all the way back from hip surgery. Ronnie Fouch of Redlands East Valley is taking the Michael Coleman route – at least as far as leaving high school midway through his senior year to get ready for college ball. In Fouch’s case, at Washington, where he has a shot at starting at quarterback for coach Ty Willingham. Fouch completed his course work Jan. 25 but stayed in school so he could play with the REV basketball team, which reached the Division II-AA second round. He stopped going to school the day after REV was ousted and will go to Seattle in the coming weeks in time to make Washington’s spring drills. “It’s been kind of weird, knowing I’m done but still being here and knowing it could be over any time,” Fouch said after REV’s season ended. “But I’m ready to get up there and get to work.” He said he will be allowed to return for the REV prom and to walk in graduation. How often does a team get zero points in 69 minutes from its starting guards and still win? Happened to Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday. Billy Hofman and Luis Pulido were scoring zeroes through 44 minutes, 52 seconds. Right up till when Pulido hit the decisive 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds to play in a 70-69 overtime victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills. San Bernardino Valley College’s 61-59 upset of Orange Coast College Friday was the Wolverines’ first women’s basketball playoffs victory in school history. SBVC now is 1-6 but can advance to the state’s final eight with a victory at Fullerton at 7 p.m. Saturday. Good going by coach Sue Crebins and the Wolverines. Brian Schweiger, a Fontana High School alumnus and three-year starter at Cal State San Bernardino, has taken a job as bullpen catcher with the parent club. Schweiger played in the Mariners system for four seasons, including stints in San Bernardino with the 66ers. Have we mentioned how nice it is to have the Dodgers back in the California League? The Dodgers return to San Bernardino as the 66ers’ Class-A affiliate. The Mariners shift to Adelanto. And Rancho Cucamonga keeps the Angels. Very tidy. Rancho fans remember Brandon Wood tearing it up two seasons ago. The Quakes’ shortstop is being shifted to third base by the Angels. This year’s weirdest Cal League hookup: Lancaster and the Boston Red Sox. Thumbs up to KCBS and sports guy Jim Hill, who declined to show videotape of Shawn Livingston’s gruesome knee injury Monday night. It’s a pleasant switch from NFL broadcasts, for example, where directors seem to love to show ugly injuries from a variety of directions. How many times did we see Joe Theismann’s compound fracture? How often has tape rolled on Carson Palmer’s knee injury? Ugliest injury seen in person: Napoleon Kaufman’s leg being bent over double – forward – during a Raiders game at San Francisco. Most devastating: Long Beach State Todd Hart suffering a broken neck (and paralysis) after making an interception vs. UCLA at the Rose Bowl in 1982. You expect injuries, in sports. But they still can be a shock. Indoor football has suffered three fatalities in four years. Javan Camon of the World Indoor Football League’s Daytona Thunder died Monday after a helmet-to-helmet collision. Al Lucas of the Los Angeles Avengers was fatally injured while making a tackle in an April 10, 2005, Arena Football League game with New York. And Julian Yearwood of the Bakersfield Blitz collapsed and died after blocking a field goal in 2003. Livingston’s injury is so extensive (torn ligaments, etc.) that it’s fair to wonder if the kid will be able to deliver on his considerable promise. In the meantime, the Clippers bank on Sam Cassell at point guard. NASCAR should strip California Speedway of one of its two Nextel Cup dates, writes Terry Blount of ESPN.com. He thinks Las Vegas is more deserving of a second date, and he’s right. Certainly, NASCAR generated more buzz and was a hotter ticket back when the Cup guys came to Fontana only once a year. Gillian Zucker, California Speedway president, would prefer her two Nextel Cup spots be moved from late February and the Labor Day weekend to April and late September or early October. Weather would be nicer, for both dates, and the second race would be part of The Chase for the Cup. NASCAR is unlikely to cooperate. Kudos: To Fontana Kaiser and Ontario Christian for guaranteeing a local CIF champion out of the Divisipn IV-AA boys basketbal title game Thursday night at Colony High School. Condolences: To Kaiser or Ontario Christian, one of which is a guaranteed local loser. Look-alikes: NASCAR’s Mark Martin, the Marlboro Man. Where are they now? San Bernardino native Derek Parra, gold- and silver-medalist at the 2002 Olympics, has been named director of the Inline Transition Program by U.S. Speedskating. Parra was an inline ace before shifting to ice late in his career. They said it: “I lost a freshman. I’d like to lose a sophomore.” Colton coach Harold Strauss, on successfully shedding more than 100 pounds two years ago, and hoping to lose more. And finally: It seems a miracle that more coaches don’t have serious health problems. The long and stressful hours they put in often go unrecognized and underappreciated. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“That part of it will be taken care of early. Our defense is going to get there.” Every team that has played the Irish (0-5) has gotten to its quarterbacks. Notre Dame’s offensive line has allowed 29 sacks and paved the way for an embarrassing running game of 30.4 yards per game. Both statistics are the worst among 119 schools in Division I. Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis has said Clausen is the probable starting quarterback if he’s healthy. But it might not matter who’s behind center, according to Davis. “Jimmy Clausen is one of the better true freshman quarterbacks I’ve seen the whole time I’ve been here,” Davis said. “Unfortunately, his O-line is just falling apart. They can’t block a soul. “That’s going to hurt your team. That’s going to hurt your offense. That’s going to get you to 0-5.” Markey doubtful UCLA tailback Chris Markey was still wearing a protective boot and didn’t practice. He is looking “less than 50-50” according to Coach Karl Dorrell. The swelling has subsided, but he’s still not able to do anything because of turf toe. He would have to practice today in order to play at the Rose Bowl. Since Markey isn’t likely to play, Christian Ramirez and Chane Moline will share the backup tailback’s load. More battered Bruins Senior fullback Michael Pitre is definitely out for Saturday and maybe much longer. He experienced swelling in his knee after limited action against Oregon State. As for whether the Bruins would shut him down for the remainder of the year, Dorrell said: “I hope not, but I’m not encouraged.” … Receiver Marcus Everett did some work on the side and could play. … Defensive end Nikola Dragovic’s groin injury has puzzled coaches. He was limited in practice Wednesday but Dorrell hoped he would improve with a couple more days of rest. Around the nation Louisville: Running back George Stripling was suspended from Friday night’s game against Utah for violating team rules. Coach Steve Kragthorpe did not elaborate on why Stripling was disciplined. Oregon: Former Banning High standout A.J. Tuitele broke his foot during Oregon’s loss to California last weekend and will likely sit out six to eight weeks. Tuitele, a defensive captain, had surgery to insert a pin into his foot on Tuesday. Florida: Safety Tony Joiner practiced one day after he was charged with felony burglary for allegedly trying to take his girlfriend’s car out of a towing company’s impound lot. Coach Urban Meyer stripped Joiner of his captain’s status. Texas Tech: Linebacker Kellen Tillman was suspended after his arrest for marijuana possession. AP contributed to this notebook.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Jill Painter STAFF WRITER UCLA defensive end Bruce Davis has never met Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen, but he can’t wait to greet him on Saturday. “He’s a good kid, a good quarterback,” Davis said. “But I haven’t met a freshman that I wasn’t able to get inside their head yet. You should expect the first play of the game, whether it’s run, pass, whatever it is, you’ll see me in his face. I’m just going to give him a friendly hello and let him know that it’s going to be a long day for him.
Too often the budget process is like a game of “Hungry Hungry Hippos” with council members and city leaders gobbling up any spare dollars for pet projects, Greuel said. “I want to make it crystal clear that the revenue generated by general fund savings must be spent on hiring 1,000 officers first.” She recommended a new financial policy that all dollars, after obligatory expenses are paid, go toward hiring 650 officers this budget year, and 750 new officers in the following three budget years. The policy would be an ordinance and require 12 council votes to spend the money on other projects. The Mayor’s Office said Villaraigosa was pleased with the budget committee’s approval and the proposed ordinance that would ensure that the trash fee revenue isn’t squandered. “Today we’re a big step closer to getting the 1,000 additional police officers our city needs,” said spokesman Joe Ramallo. During the budget hearings, the chief legislative analyst and city administrative officer found an additional $23 million in revenue, thanks to reimbursements from other agencies and extra money generated through fees. That money helped boost the city’s reserve fund to $185 million. In addition, the City Council pumped up a few programs with unappropriated funds. Those included $1.05 million to maintain the 820 emergency shelter beds and $2.2 million for left-turn-arrow traffic signals. The committee also recommended providing positions for six detectives, nine DNA processing staffers and six forensics specialists to process a backlog of DNA evidence and pursue suspects identified through the process. The Police Department would absorb the cost of the positions. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee gave the first approval Wednesday to raise the residential trash fee by $17 by 2010 in order to pay for an additional 1,000 Los Angeles police officers. After nearly two weeks of hearings, the committee endorsed all of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s $6.7 billion budget proposal, while adding extra money for left-turn-arrow traffic signals, emergency homeless shelter beds and neighborhood prosecutors. Even the trash fee, which was expected to be the most controversial item in the budget, was easily approved after council members agreed on a policy that the new revenue must be spent to hire police. Only Councilman Greig Smith voted against the trash fee. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“My concern was the speed. Seventeen dollars in a four-year period is a big increase. I’d want to ease people into it more slowly.” Council members Bernard Parks, Wendy Greuel, Jose Huizar and Bill Rosendahl all voted for the fee hike. The full City Council will consider the 2006-07 budget Friday. Residents in single-family homes and small apartment complexes now pay $11 a month for trash service. The proposal would raise that fee $7 this year, with additional increases until the monthly bill reaches $28 in 2010. The fee dollars would go into the city’s General Fund, prompting some concern that the City Council could dip into money for other projects.