AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Authorities identified a 17-year-old boy Sunday who was fatally shot after he got into an argument with a man who followed him into a swap meet. Brian Stansfield was shot about 10:30 a.m. Saturday at La Fiesta Super Mall in North Hollywood. The suspect fled in a white BMW 300 Series four-door with tinted windows. The BMW was likely made between 2000 and 2003, police said. The motive for the shooting was unknown. Anyone with information about the incident can call the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood division at 623-4016.
A state appeals court has ruled that Santa Clarita and other cities must follow the state’s strict rules for storm-water runoff, despite the cities’ claims that the standards are excessive. The justices’ recent 3-0 decision rejected all but one of the cities’ many claims, but does require the Regional Water Quality Control Board to perform some environmental review. “This decision upholds the principle that results matter,” said attorney David Beckman, who represented the National Resources Defense Council, which joined with the water agencies. “The success of the regulatory program needs to be measured in clean water at the beach.” Storm-drain runoff is a major cause of water pollution at the beach and in other waterways. About 60 million people visit county beaches each year and urban runoff is the No. 1 source of water pollution, Beckman said. The case has been ongoing for years and may outlive the five-year permit it revolves around, which expires in December. A trial court will have to consider whether the environmental review still needs to be done. The decision will set a precedent. “Local cities do not like being told what to do,” Beckman said. “They’re used to being regulators, not the regulated. Local cities preferred previous permits that merely required them to push paper.” email@example.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Santa Clarita was among 32 cities in the county that appealed a lower court ruling issued in 2005 that favored state and regional water agencies. Heal the Bay and the NRDC sided with the California State Water Resources Control Board in the matter. The regional water board said it is not asking cities to follow rules that are stronger than federal ones, but if it is, it has the power to do so. The court agreed. Santa Clarita was concerned that the board was trying to interfere with local land-use authority and impose practices that are economically and practically impossible. “We’re pleased that the regional board will have to conduct environmental review, but disappointed (they) will be able to acquire more than is mandated under the federal law,” said Amy Morgan, an attorney for Santa Clarita, the City of Industry and Torrance. “It’s hard to regulate what goes into the storm drain because the city really doesn’t have control over it.” Construction industry interests joined with the city and the county.
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Many states and localities are increasing their minimum wage, effective this year. January is the popular month for changes.So, the minimum wage went up in your state or city, like it did in dozens of others. You budgeted to increase the pay of the minimum wage earners. Now the more senior employees are upset.Those earning the minimum wage are excited because they basically get an unmerited raise as a result of legislation, but their colleagues may not be so excited to see people who may not have the same experience, length of service, proven commitment, etc. get an increase in pay while they do not. After all, they had to “earn” all of their increases.Now what do you do?Consider calibrating your compensation structure so that increases are given across the board to account for the minimum wage increase, not just to the minimum wage earners. The minimum wage is meant to be a floor, a bottom, not a standard or a goal. So, if there are other employees that are a step or two or ten above minimum wage now, consider whether they should still be a step or two or ten above minimum wage when the minimum wage increase is effective. Let employees know your decision to calibrate (or not to calibrate) and let them know that you are obligated to pay the minimum wage…not more. Educate them as to why the increase is happening. And, to keep it short, it is happening because of the law; but spin it to make the company look good. Let them know how the whole thing works for everyone. Consider freezing pay for those getting an increase. If only a few are getting raises, they do not have to get increases at the same pace the others get increases. For example, Employee A goes from the old minimum wage today to the new minimum wage tomorrow when the law is effective. They would be due a raise, say, this summer. They do not have to be given a raise this summer, but their coworkers who did not get a min wage bump can still get their raise when summer comes. Tell them this in a meeting and follow up with an e mail.
Hello and welcome to the coverage from the second one-dayer between Bangladesh and India in Mirpur.ScorecardBangladesh: With this series victory, the men in green have qualified for the 2017 Champions Trophy. What an achievement this is. This should give them a lot of confidence to become a competitive side in the limited over-format of the game. Bangladesh vs South Africa should be interesting. The hosts have comprehensively beaten India here to take an unassailable lead in the series. Credits should go the intent with which these players have played. Their fast bowling has been a revelation. The young quickie Mustafizur has taken the cricket fraternity by storm. The players have put in a combined effort to beat a full-strength Indian squad.Have they become a commendable force in the sub-continent? This new-look Bangladesh side have been brilliant in the limited overs format in the last six months. It all started with the thumping win against England in the World Cup. From then on, they have looked unstoppable. They are not afraid to try new things and experiment with youngsters. Their management should be lauded for the homework done. Way to go Bangladesh!On the other hand, India have lacked intent. None of their players have made it count in this series. Dhoni’s stubbornness to persist with non-performing players has backfired. Moreover, Dhoni’s men seemed to have played without a plan. Did they take the opposition lightly? Nonetheless, this defeat should hurt them badly. It’s time to get back to the drawing board and do some homework before the next tour starts. It’s hard to imagine India, on the losing side, playing a dead rubber in the last ODI on Wednesday. advertisementThe Bangladesh flags are waving. Look at these scenes. All the players are out on the field celebrating. This is becoming a regular sight these days. Bangladesh have created history. Bottles are being thrown into the ground. The sea of green is ecstatic. Cameras are closing in on the man of the moment- Mustafizur Rahman. 37.6 overs: Sabbir Rahman hits the winning run. He runs an Axal Patel delivery down to third man to seal the series.37.1 overs: Shakib Al Hassan brings up his fifty. A well-made one in fact. Now, Bangladesh are a hit away from victory. The crowd is becoming restless. Look at the joy on their captain’s face. Mortaza and his men have shown the world that they are ready to shed the minnows tag forever. Seven runs away.. Can Bangladesh finish it off in style? How will they celebrate? Will we see them dancing on the ground? Will we see chest bumps? One thing is sure though, the crowd will go berserk after the winning run is hit. 35 overs: Bangladesh are cruising here. Their star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is doing it easy. At the other end, Sabbir is punishing the bowlers. They are now 19 runs away from a historic series win. Indian bowlers have run of ideas and one can see it on their faces. Ban 181 for 4. 29.1 overs: Out. India strike at the right time to break the partnership that looked like taking the match away. Rohit and Dhoni combine to run out Mushfiqur Rahim. 19.2 overs: Out. Axar Patel strikes by dismissing Litton Das caught behind for 36. Axar manages to force Litton to play the drive and induces an outside edge. 16.4 overs: Out. Ashwin gets the much required breakthrough for India. Bowls a quicker one and traps Soumya Sarkar on the back foot. The umpire doesn’t hesitate a bit to raise his index finger. Ban 86 for 2. 15.6 overs: Soumya Sarkar and Litton Das bring up 50-run partnership between them. Bangladesh are sitting pretty at the end of 16 overs. They have brought down the required run rate to less than four runs an over. Axar Patel’s first over went for 15 runs which completely released the pressure off the Bangladesh batsmen. Axar, seriously isn’t doing justice to his selction. Ban 86 for 1.9.6 overs: An eventful first 10 overs comes to an end. Bangladesh have lost the wicket of Tamim Iqbal, but are looking comfortable. On the other hand the Indian bowlers are trying hard to get the breakthroughs. Dhoni looks a bit desperate. India could have had had more wickets though. A lot of close chances didn’t go their way. Ban 49 for 1. 6.2 overs: Out. Dhawal strikes. This time there was no need for the TV umpires. Decieved by a slower ball, Tamim Iqbal edges the ball straight into the hands of Dhawan at first slip. Ban 34 for 1. 4.6 overs: In spite of a scratchy start, Bangladesh, at the end of five overs, are scoring at a rate well above the asking rate. Both the openers are displaying attacking intent which is great to see. Ban 33 for 0. advertisement3.0 overs: Dhoni’s go-to man Ashwin into the attack. 2.0 overs: Scratchy start for Bangladesh here. A few flew off the edge in the first two overs. Ban 16 for 0. 1.1 overs: Not out. Dhawal Kulkarni almost got Tamim Iqbal’s wicket. Tamim danced down the track and slapped one straight to Kohli at mid-off. Kohli claims the catch, but TV replays show otherwise. Umpires say not out. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar opens the bowling for India. India: Bangladesh now need 199 in 47 overs to clinch the series and create history. The target was revised from 201 to 199. Shikar Dhawan’s 53 has been the only bright spot in the Indian innings. Captain Dhoni, who came in at no. 4, failed to steer India to a safe position. Axar Patel’s poor run with the bat continued. The lower order was cleaned up by the Bangladeshi quickies. The Bangladesh bowlers in this series have beeen remarkable. Can the Bangladesh batsmen follow it up and chase the revised total? That’s the end of the Indian innings. Led by the young left-arm seamer Mustafizur, Bangladesh bowlers have made Indian batsmen struggle. With five wickets in the last match and six in this match, Mustafizur has grabbed the news headlines. 44.6 overs: Out. Rubel Hossain gets the last wicket. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar gloves a bouncer from the bowler safe into the hands of wicketkeeper Litton Das. India 200 for 10. 43.6 overs: Out. Play resumes and not in a good way for India. The quickie Mustafizur is straight away back to business after the rain break. He castles Ravindra Jadeja to finish his brilliant spell with six wickets. India 197 for 9.Mustafizur Rahman and Zimbabwean Brain Vitori are only two bowlers to take two 5-wkt hauls in their first two ODI games#BanvInd Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 21, 2015Rain Updates: Latest news from Mirpur: Play to resume at 20:15 local time (19:45 IST). The match has been reduced to 47 overs an innings. The revised target will be calculated at the end of India’s innings. 19:50 local time (19:20 IST): Optimism short-lived! Covers are being put back on in Mirpur! Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) June 21, 2015 One more inspection at 19:40 local time (19:10 IST)19:25 local time (18:55 IST): It has stopped raining. We should start losing overs now. Huge roar from the fans as the umpires walk into the field for an inspection. Rain says ‘no’ to inspection. We will start losing overs in 20 minutes time if the rain persists. There will be an inspection at 19:02 local time (18:32 IST)The rain gods have shown mercy. Rain has completely stopped in Dhaka. The rain has slowed down a bit. It should take inspiration from India’s run rate. But a few dark clouds are hovering over the ground. The super soppers are in action. Mustafizur Rahman still has one ball left in his spell. Bangladesh, in this series, have unearthed a serious talent. Indian batsmen have been struggling to read his off-cutters. Young Mustafizur has proven to be the difference between the two teams. Bangladesh’s new-look pace battery is sure to make fellow Asian teams jealous. advertisement43.5 overs: Rain stops play at the Sher e Bangla stadium. Massive downpour it is. “Rain rain go away…,” should be on the lips of every Bangladesh fan. India 196 for 8.43.0 overs: Mustafizur running in to bowl his last over. Can he add a few more to his wickets column? 41.6 overs: Out. The off-cutter does it again for Mustafizur, finds the edge of Ashwin’s bat and ends up with the wicketkeeper. A dream debut series for the young quickie. Two five-fors in two matches. India might struggle to play 50 overs here. India 184 for 8.39.5 overs: Ashwin defends the hat-trick ball. Will the youngster get a five-for here? 39.4 overs: Out. Two in two. Mustafizur on fire. India’s allrounder Axar Patel dismissed LBW by one that swung into him. The young man is on a hat-trick. India 174 for 7.39.3 overs: Out. It’s Mustafizur again and this time his victim is the big fish, captain MS Dhoni. Decieved by a slower ball, Dhoni departs after scoring 47 off 75 balls. That’s a huge wicket. India 174 for 6. 38 overs: The first three overs of the batting powerplay have produced only seven runs. Not the kind of powerplay Indian fans expected from the men in blue. 35.3 overs: Out. Young Mustafizur strikes. Raina departs after scoring 34 off 55 balls. Cutter from the bowler and the edge off Raina’s bat carries to the the wicketkeeper. Bangladesh strike in the third ball of the batting powerplay. India 164 for 5. 35 overs: Umpire signals batting powerplay. Both the batsmen are well set and would be looking to up the scoring rate. India 162 for 4.34 overs: Nasir Hossain completes his quota for the first time in ODIs. The part time spinner has done a brilliant job and finishes with figures of 2 for 33. A handy allrounder in the making? 32 overs: Drinks on the field with India 148 for 4.30 overs: Sensible from Dhoni and Raina. They are playing risk-free cricket at the moment. It seems the duo is waiting for the batting power play. India 142 for 4.Overthrows have been hurting Bangladesh and skipper Mortaza doesn’t look pleased with his fielders.Constant dosage of slower balls. Indian batsmen are finding it difficult to score runs off them. 26.4: Four. Stylish shot! Raina slaps one straight past Mortaza’s head. That boundary should ease the pressure. 25 overs: Runs are hard to come by for India. Quick wickets have put them on the backfoot. Dhoni-Raina partnership is crucial for India’s chances here. India 124 for 4.Do you think Rahane’s exclusion was right? And what do you think about the team changes?22 overs: India are now on the backfoot after losing Dhawan and Rayudu in quick succession. Dhawan fell to Nasir Hossain and the next over Rubel dismissed Rayudu cheaply. India 110 for 4. 12.3 overs: Out. Nasir Hossair provides Bangladesh with the breakthrough by breaking the 74-run stand. Kohli got stuck in the backfoot and was trapped infront. India two down. 5 overs: Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have put up resistance against Bangladesh bowling after Rohit Sharma fell in the first over. India 28 for 1. 0.2 overs: Out. Mustafizur Rahman strikes early in the first over by dismissing Rohit Sharma for 0 caught brilliantly at backward point. Rohit played away from the body and that carried to the point fielder. India 0 for 1. Teams:India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dhawal KulkarniBangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman Toss and team news: India won the toss and have opted to bat. Surprisingly, India have made three changes – Rahane, Umesh, Mohit make way for Axar, Dhawal and Rayudu. Preview: After getting convincingly beaten by hosts Bangladesh in the first ODI, India will aim to put up a much better performance and level the three-match series in the second ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday.Bangladesh produced a clinical all-round show to claim a memorable 79-run victory against India in their first ODI here on Thursday, thanks to left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman (5 for 50) who made a dream debut to fashion the victory for the home team.It was Bangladesh’s only fourth win in 30 ODI matches against their mighty neighbours, which also avenged their controversial World Cup quarterfinal loss that started hostility among the two cricketing boards, and culminated with the resignation of Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal as the International Cricket Council (ICC) president.The home team got a rollicking start to their innings with openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar giving them a hundred-run stand in less than 14 overs. Later on fireworks by Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman helped side reach a score more than 300.India’s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the most successful bowler with 3 for 51, other pacers and spinners all went for plenty. In reply, India never looked to be prepared for the run chase as they lost wickets at regular intervals to make life difficult for themselves.With the win, Bangladesh have enhanced their chances of securing a 2017 Champions Trophy berth. The win took Mashrafe Mortaza’s side past the West Indies in the ODI team ranking to the seventh spot in the ICC rankings. Both Bangladesh and the West Indies had 88 points before the match. While the Caribbean side remain with the same number of points, Bangladesh have jumped to 91.Stats and Trivia:- By virtue of their win in the first ODI, Bangladesh (91) leapfrogged West Indies (88) to the seventh place in the ICC ODI Rankings. They now need to win just one of their remaining five games to qualify for the Champions Trophy.- Virat Kohli has just one 50+ score in 13 ODIs in 2015. That score came in India’s World Cup Opener against Pakistan (107).
Australia’s test cricketers have been sent back to their home states to train while awaiting a decision on whether their tour of Bangladesh will proceed amid increasing security concerns.The team was scheduled to depart on Monday for a two-test series but was told to stay back after the Australian government warned of a potential security risk from militants in the Asian nation.A security delegation sent by Cricket Australia to Bangladesh over the weekend has since returned home and was to report to local authorities on Wednesday, prompting speculation the tour will be cancelled.The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has offered a higher level of security for Australia’s players and urged the tour to go ahead. But at the same time the Australian security delegation was in the country, an Italian aid worker in Dhaka was shot dead in an attack claimed by Islamic State.Also read:Bangladesh tour in doubt as Australia recall security delegation “The situation is now different after the death of the Italian national,” BCB president Nazmul Hassan Hassan told reporters in Dhaka on Tuesday.”The UK and US governments have also given out alerts. This is a very rare incident in Bangladesh but one has to understand the difference between this and a cricket team that is given blanket security.”Australia captain Steven Smith, wicketkeeper Peter Nevill and spinner Nathan Lyon were among those who turned out for training for New South Wales state on Wednesday ahead of a domestic one-day tournament.Fast bowler Peter Siddle and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell had also returned to training in Melbourne, a Cricket Victoria spokesman said. A decision on whether the tour will go ahead has to be made soon because Australia is scheduled to host New Zealand in a three-test series, starting in early November.advertisementThe security concerns in Bangladesh could also impact on Australia’s qualifying campaign for the soccer World Cup. Australia are due to play a return qualifier in Bangladesh in November after beating the southern Asians in Perth earlier this month.Football Federation Australia said they were closely monitoring the situation in Bangladesh and seeking advice from security experts and government authorities.
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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the runaway Premier League leaders this season but the manager said he had never imagined the title race this way.Manchester City beat Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday with Bernardo Silva’s 46th minute strike to cruise ahead further in their march towards the elusive league title.Guardiola’s City have lost just one game out of their 29 league games till now and have won 25 of them. With 78 points in their bag, they have opened up a massive 18-point gap with second-placed Liverpool and need just four wins from their final nine matches to seal the title.Asked whether he felt such a season of dominance could be possible, Guardiola said: “Before? No way. No way, no. Who could believe it? I think if you ask the players, the players (couldn’t believe it) neither,” he said.”In terms of not just the results but the way we played, today was another demonstration. We showed the same desire as at Stamford Bridge. That is what pleases me the most.”To have the distance, 25 to Chelsea, 33 to Arsenal. Tottenham, Liverpool and United, they have had good results and kept a good pace. We are so far so good… I think it is a consequence of the way we play. The way we play today is a bit similar to what we have done (this season),” he said.With nine games remaining, City who are on 78 points, have a chance to become the first team to break the 100-points barrier in the history of the English top flight.advertisementGuardiola said, though, that his focus was not on records but on securing silverware.”We are not going to play for the records. Records are always a consequence of what you have done but they are not the main thing.”What really matters is to be champions. I never spoke with the players about the records. Next week at Stoke we are going to try and play like we play all season. After, at the end, we will see,” he said.Guardiola has had a tense relationship at times with Argentine striker Sergio Aguero but he said the forward was playing the best football since the Spaniard took over at the club last season.”Since we were together here with Sergio, the last month and a half, two months, is the best Sergio I have seen. He doesn’t lose one ball, he makes a movement in behind, he is the first man to help. Okay, he didn’t score — he will score in the future. It is no problem, he did really well.”(With inputs from Reuters)
Winnipeg Hawks reached the Global T20 Canada final in a dramatic fashion after defeating Brampton Wolves on the last ball of the Qualifier 2 to register a seven-wicket win and set up the title clash against Vancouver Knights.Defending champions Vancouver Knights, on the other hand, entered the final after winning the game against Brampton Wolves by 77-run win by the D/L method.The Knights have been quite consistent throughout the tournament but the Hawks have been impressive recently and would look to deny Knights their second successive title win.Shoaib Malik-led Knights have a good batting unit with the likes of Andre Russell, Tobias Visee an the captain himself. Hayden Walsh and Daniel Sams have also been impressive with seven wickets apiece from their three matches.Wolves rely on JP Duminy in their batting unit as the South African goes into the final as the second highest run scorer in the tournament.When will the title clash between Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks begin?The match will start at 11:30 PM local time, 2:00 PM local time (6:00 PM GMT) on Sunday, August 11.Where I can watch Global T20 Canada final between Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks live?The final between Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks can be watched on the Star Network. If you want to see online, you can stream on Hotstar.Where will the final Global T20 Canada match between Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks be played?All the matches will be played at CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.advertisementWhat are the squads for the final of Global T20 Canada between Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks?Vancouver Knights: Tobias Visee (WK), Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik (C), Andre Russell, Daniel Sams, Saad Bin Zafar, Michael Rippon, Rayyan Pathan, Ali Khan, Hayden Walsh, Rizwan Cheema, Andile Phehlukwayo, JJ Smit, Harsh ThakerWinnipeg Hawks: Shaiman Anwar, Chris Lynn, Sunny Sohal, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwayne Smith, Hamza Tariq (wk), Rayad Emrit (C), Kaleem Sana, Mohammad Irfan, Paul van Meekeren, Umair Ghani, Sompal Kami, Varun Sehdev, Umar Akmal, Romesh ErangaAlso Read | Global T20 Canada match delayed due to bomb threatAlso Read | Global T20 Canada: Yuvraj Singh shines with bat again for Toronto NationalsAlso See
Former professional baseball player and paralegal J.D. Scholten won a three-person race for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.Scholten won the nomination Tuesday in the 39 county district.He’ll face eight-term GOP Repressentative Steve King, who since his initial election has cruised to easy wins in the Republican-dominated district.Scholten told supporters that he expects a close race in November and what he needed from them to win:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/JD4TH.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….stands tall for all. ;17Scholten had over 50% of the Democratic vote beating Spencer City Council member Leann Jacobsen who had 32% and Ames pediatrician John Paschen who garbnered 17% support.King easily won the Republican nomination by taking 75 per cent of the vote over challenger Cyndi Hanson of Sioux City.