“I hope everything goes smoothly and everyone is happy on both sides. We’re Americans. Simple as that,” said Troutman. “From the beginning, Mexico is supposed to pay for the wall. Mexico is supposed to pay, not us,” said Magdalia. While some are blaming the president for the shutdown, others are blaming democrats. “We gotta do something about our borders. There’s too much of, I hate to say it, Illegals, coming in the country. Do it the right way,” said Troutman. A big topic the president is planning to address is the government shutdown, which still has many of you talking. “They haven’t been that great towards him so that’s his biggest problem. If they would bend a little bit, he would bend a little bit and everything would be fine, and we can get along and everything could get along smoothly. But they don’t want to,” said Troutman. Differences aside, residents are hoping the president’s speech will help resolve the shutdown. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – On Day 18 of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump plans to address the nation, and Southern Tier residents are telling us what they hope to hear. 12 News spoke to some of you in downtown Binghamton before the speech on Tuesday. “At the end of the day, nobody cares about the wall. These people are out there suffering because of a wall that he wants to put his name on,” said Magdalia. “Donald Trump! Get your butt out of the White House, we are tired of this,” said Magdalia Harris from Bronx, New York. “I think he’s doing an excellent job,” said James Troutman from Binghamton.
Florida Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday dismissed President Trump’s proposed budget as it relates to environmental protection, and most crucially, the plan’s glaring neglect of Everglades restoration efforts. U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee L. Hastings, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Charlie Crist, Darren Soto, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala signed the following joint statement:“The Trump budget request represents an environmental disaster for the Everglades and for other environmental priorities throughout Florida. To say that this budget request underfunds Everglades restoration is a profound understatement.”“The president’s budget asks for $63 million for Everglades restoration, less than one-third of the $200 million that is needed to meet the federal government’s share of the burden and uphold its side of the deal with Florida. So much of South Florida’s quality of life depends on the Everglades.“This budget, which would make radical, inexplicable cuts to critical environmental programs, comes in the wake of one of the worst harmful algal bloom crises that Florida has suffered in recent memory. “A budget is a statement of values. This proposal shows that the administration does not care about protecting water quality or our treasured ecosystems and public lands. Congress will easily ignore this unserious, dangerously radical budget request. “As members of the Florida delegation who prioritize environmental and water quality issues, we will continue to fight for full funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration and for robust funding for other environmental agencies and programs that are critically important to Florida.”
USC has opened the season by going 1-3, its worst start in 15 years, since 2001, ironically the same year that a relatively unknown and unproven Pete Carroll got his shot as a Trojan. Flash forward several years, and USC is in a place it hasn’t been for some time, and not in a good way.Nick Entin | Daily TrojanGetting JuJu involved · Junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s turns upfield after a reception against Utah State. He had just four combined catches against Alabama and Stanford, but caught eight passes last Friday.Just four games into the season, the season is already filled with an air of desperation and hopelessness in which the team must win five of their remaining eight games in order to be comfortably in bowl eligibility.USC is 1-6 in its last seven games against Power-5 opponents, the losses from this season being Friday’s 31-27 meltdown against Utah, the previous week’s 27-10 loss at Stanford and the season opening 52-6 blowout at the hands of Alabama. Additionally, the Trojans lost in the Holiday Bowl last December to Wisconsin, 23-21; lost to Stanford again in the Pac-12 Championship game, 41-22 and lost at Oregon in November, 48-28. The lone victory in the last seven games against Power-5 opponents was a 40-21 victory over UCLA in the Coliseum last November.Since November 14, the Trojans have only won two games: The win over UCLA last season and the single victory this year being a 45-7 trouncing of an inferior Utah State team.Head coach Clay Helton is 1-5 as a full time head coach, and with USC’s recent penchant for short leashes with football coaches, media members and fans alike are beginning to speculate how long USC will ride the Helton wave.The Trojans are currently last in the Pac-12 in scoring offense, averaging just 22.0 points per game. The leader, Arizona State, which USC will face next week, is averaging 48.8 points per game. USC is ninth in both rushing offense and passing offense.USC has not scored a touchdown against a ranked opponent on a pass. The Trojans have only scored four touchdowns against ranked opponents, and all have been on the ground. On the season, USC has 10 total touchdowns, tied for second to last with Oregon State and ahead of only Stanford.Through the offensive struggles, the Trojans have used two different quarterbacks. Redshirt junior Max Browne was named the starter to begin the season and after the offense sputtered through three games, Helton switched over to redshirt freshman Sam Darnold.In his first start (Friday’s game against Utah), Darnold went 18-26 for 253 yards, running for 41 yards and one touchdown. Darnold targeted top wide receiver junior JuJu Smith-Schuster and connected for eight catches totaling 98 yards. Darnold was the spark the offense was looking for, but only to a certain extent.The offense fumbled the ball three times — Darnold fumbled once — which was a contributing factor in time of possession. Utah had possession of the football for 15 more minutes than the Trojans. This directly influenced the ability of the defense to perform because they were constantly on the field.After the loss to Stanford, graduate transfer defensive end Stevie Tu’ikolovatu spoke about the defensive unit’s frustration.“It’s frustrating staying on the field when we know we should be off,” Tu’ikolovatu said.Defensively, USC is still in the lower half with its defense ranking seventh overall. For rush and pass defense, the Trojans are 10th and sixth, respectively. The team is also tied for fewest interceptions this season, with only three.In fact, of all the offensive and defensive team statistics, USC is only in the top half of the conference in pass defense, kickoff returns (3) and punt returns (1). Junior cornerback and return specialist Adoree’ Jackson is directly involved in all three.
The players sacked by relegated Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) side Shooting Stars have threatened to report the club to the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) over the club’s failure to settle their two months’ salaries.Shooting Stars have already started preparing for life in the Nigeria National League (NNL) after their relegation from the NPFL was confirmed in September. To this effect, the Ibadan-based outfit sacked 20 players in October and retained the same amount of players in addition to the appointment of former player Edith Agoye as nee head coach.Some of the players sacked by the Ibadan-based outfit include Wasiu Jimoh, Junior Merenini, Suraju Sadiq, Abu Azeez, Tolulope Olaifa and many more.The two months’ salaries of the sacked players were reportedly not paid by the club and the situation was aggravated by the club’s decision to pay the two months’ salaries of the retained players.In a chat with the Punch newspapers, one of the sacked players said:“It was surprising when we heard that the players retained were paid their two months’ salaries while we were left out of the payment.“Shooting Stars are owing us July and August salaries and we expected that the money would come along with those who have been paid but that didn’t happen. We contacted the team manager and some other officials of the club about our salaries but we were told to wait.“Our fear is that we might not get our money from the club. We have told them that we will report the matter to the players’ union and we expect the union to assist us.” he added.NANPF Secretary-General, Austin Popo, thereafter confirmed to the news outlet that they have not received any complaints from the players. In his words, Popo said:“We have already told all players who were not paid after being sacked by their clubs to come to us with their contract details. We will ensure that they get their entitlements. The clubs have to pay them after sacking them.”Source: Punch Related
For months, two men drove around the San Fernando Valley, scoping out banks and recycling centers for people walking out with cash. As they hit more than a half-dozen victims, frustrated LAPD detectives could do little more than compile unreliable witness statements and hope for the best. But last month, they turned to COPLINK, a new $1.3 million database that links Southern California law enforcement agencies. That system gave detectives the information they needed to identify the suspects, who were arrested as one of them roughed up a 63-year-old woman walking with a cane outside a Roscoe Boulevard bank. “Information has become the lifeline of policing,” LAPD Chief William Bratton told reporters Thursday during his monthly media briefing. “This new system is going to allow us to one, input information, and for all of us to access the shared information.” COPLINK has been quietly rolled out over the last few months, and will soon be in all Los Angeles Police Department patrol cars. It pulls together clues from arrest reports, jails, citations and crime records and makes them all available with just a few key strokes. Investigators can tap into databases from Los Angeles to San Diego and across the country and gather information, from a suspect’s description to license plate information to other agencies’ crime reports, jail information and other surveillance. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department already uses the crime-analysis technology developed by Knowledge Computing Corp., in Tucson, Ariz. In the case of the suspected serial Valley robbers, investigators tracked them through three letters from one of their license plates – TNV – and a report from the Sheriff’s Department. “We gave (investigators) three letters of the license plate and by the end of the day they had called back,” said John Dunlop, a detective at the LAPD’s Van Nuys Division. A system query for the license plate pulled up a series of suspects and possible leads, including the name of the owner of the personalized plate “TNV.” The car, along with the plate, fit a similar description of a robbery in Palmdale. The new leads sent undercover investigators after Ricky Marshall, 20, of Los Angeles, who they began to trail. Shortly after they began to follow him, Marshall picked up Angelo Newsome, 23, of Pacoima. Over the next few hours, they drove around the Valley casing banks, police said. When they spotted the woman with a cane leaving a Bank of America in the 20200 block of Roscoe, they made their move. Marshall dropped off Newsome in front of the bank as investigators watched. Newsome then grabbed the woman from behind, lifting her off her feet, and threw her to the ground, police said. She struggled as blood trickled from her temple. But Newsome finally snatched the bag filled with checks and a $100 bill before he took off running. Undercover police and bystanders went after him, and he and Marshall were arrested. Newsome is charged with three counts of robbery, two counts of assault with a firearm and possession of rock cocaine. Marshall is charged with one count of robbery. Both have pleaded not guilty. email@example.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!