The commission also fined Pisano $2,750 and Axelson $1,750 for making contributions to the campaigns of former Mayor James Hahn, Councilman Tony Cardenas and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo with TraPac funds. The Los Angeles city charter prohibits contributions from being made under a name “other than the name by which they are identified for legal purposes” and prohibits anyone from making a contribution “of anything belonging to another person.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By City News Service The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission imposed $20,000 in fines against a Port of Los Angeles terminal operator and two of its vice presidents Tuesday for laundering money in the 2003 and 2005 city elections. Trans Pacific Container Service Corp. was fined $15,500 for making seven contributions to campaigns under the names of two of its vice presidents, Frank Pisano and Scott Axelson. The contributions were made from June 2003 to May 2005, when the company was in the process of renegotiating its lease with the city. TraPac officials could not be reached for comment on the fines.
A bad guy in a bad 1980s Mexican movie is surrounded by rival thugs who hold a gun to his head. “Gordo, why don’t you do something?” he calls out to his partner in a funny dubbed English voice. “I can’t unless ‘Simon says,”‘ answers the partner, also in dubbed English. “Well then, ‘Simon says,”‘ replies the other. The target is one of the country’s fastest-growing demographics: millions of young, second- and third-generation Hispanics who’ve grown up speaking both languages, or in some cases only English. Cable television stations such as SiTV and Mun2, along with such radio stations as Latino 96.3 in Los Angeles and New York-based La Kalle 105.9, have bilingual or straight English-language formats targeting Hispanics. A handful of TV networks are developing English versions of telenovelas – Spanish-language soap operas popular throughout Latin America – hoping to appeal to a wide American audience that includes English-speaking Hispanics. And English articles sprinkled with common Spanish phrases fill the pages of national magazines such as Latina, Hispanic Business and Los Angeles-based Tu Ciudad (Your City). “The real future of the Hispanic-targeted media and advertising is in English,” said David Morse, president of New American Dimensions, a multicultural marketing research company. Catering to that market can be lucrative. In May, Latino 96.3 radio scrapped its Spanish contemporary music for “Spanglish”-speaking DJs who play reggaeton, a Caribbean fusion that mixes hip-hop and Latin beats and has become increasingly popular with Americans. Today the station is No. 1 on weekends and No. 7 overall in one of the nation’s largest and most competitive radio markets, according to the latest ratings from research firm Arbitron Inc. Before the switch, it was No. 18 overall. In-house research found that nothing on the FM dial was catering to bilingual or purely English-speaking Hispanics, despite many Spanish-language stations in Los Angeles, said David Haymore, general manager for Spanish Broadcasting System, which owns Latino 96.3. Producers also believed that reggaeton, whose artists often mix English and Spanish in songs, was being embraced by young Hispanics, he said. “Conventional wisdom says that to cater to the Latino market, it’s got to be done in Spanish,” said Haymore. “But that is simply not the case.” For decades, the growing Hispanic population – now over 40 million people with an annual buying power that marketers estimate about $700 billion – has been a target for businesses. But only in recent years have marketers focused on linguistic or cultural distinctions within Hispanic communities, said Mary Griswold, a radio consultant in Los Angeles. “People often use the word Hispanic and Spanish interchangeably,” she said. “But there are many Hispanics who don’t speak Spanish.” Jennifer Aaker, a marketing professor at Stanford University’s School of Business, said research shows that targeting Hispanics in just Spanish can even backfire because the younger generations see themselves as English speakers. The reaction can be “‘They are targeting me and assuming I don’t speak English,”‘ said Aaker. “For younger generations, that may be a condescending assumption.” Of course, there are many Hispanics who still consume media in Spanish; Los Angeles-based Univision is one of the country’s most-watched television networks and has purely Spanish-language programming. In radio, there are nearly 700 Spanish-language stations nationwide. But many of them, especially those with the Hispanic urban format called “hurban,” are expanding to include more English. Targeting Hispanics in bilingual or English formats isn’t always successful. The Latin Grammys were dropped by CBS after 2004 when an English-language format failed to attract high ratings in the first years of the show. Last year, the Latin Grammys were broadcast in Spanish on Univision, increasing the number of viewers to over 5 million compared with 3.2 million on CBS the previous year, according to Nielsen Media Research. While media experts say the need for Spanish-language programming won’t change – millions of immigrants are new arrivals from Latin American countries – the push toward English for younger generations is clear. About 60 percent of Hispanics living in the United States are U.S.-born, according to the U.S. Census of 2000. More than half of Spanish speakers also reported speaking English well, according to census data. For Nico Jones, a 29-year-old Latino 96.3 disc jockey who was born in Texas to Mexican-American parents, speaking both English and Spanish has always been a part of his life. “There is a whole generation of bilingual Latinos out there,” said Jones. “It’s the American influence. Do we watch David Letterman and ‘Desperate Housewives’? Of course, we do.” 160Want 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The silly scene is part of “CircumSIZED Cinema,” shown on cable’s SiTV, which takes Mexican B-movies and lays down funny voice-over tracks that aim to give young Hispanics a laugh in English. But Hispanics getting their TV in English is no joke these days. Reaching out to them in English, or in a combination of English and Spanish, is a growing nationwide trend in television, radio and print media. “Young Hispanics are consuming media in English, regardless of what they speak at home,” said Jeff Valdez, co-founder of SiTV, launched in 2004 with English-language programs from sitcoms to music shows that are geared toward Hispanics. SiTV’s tag line is “Speak English. Live Latin.” It now reaches 11 million homes – up from 5 million two years ago – in cities with heavy Hispanic populations such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Detroit and multiple Texas locations.
GAA: St Eunan’s are leading Naomh Conaill by ONE point at half-time in the Donegal SFC final. St Eunan’s opened the scoring through Lee McMonagle – but that was quickly cancelled out by Ciaran Thompson.Dermot Molloy and Rory Carr exchanged frees, before Eamon Doherty almost found the back of the net. Superb build-up play by St Eunan’s – resulted in Doherty finding himself bearing down on goal, but his effort smashed off the crossbar and Naomh Conaill cleared.Brendan McDyre then scored a peach for Naomh Conaill, and then his quick thinking created a score for John O’Malley.However, St Eunan’s then reeled off FOUR scores on the trot to assert their ascendancy in the fixture.Scores from Kevin Rafferty, Lee McMonagle, Conal Dunne and Rory Carr moved them tow ahead. Naomh Conaill showed great character and levelled the game just before the interval with quick scores from Eoin Waide and Brendan McDyre.Conall Dunne had the final say though – and he scored a fantastic point from a difficult angle to send Maxi Curran’s side in one point ahead at half-time. HALF-TIME: ST EUNAN’S LEAD NAOMH CONAILL IN DONEGAL SFC FINAL was last modified: October 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAHome-page Sportnews
“Through the construction of this hatchery, unemployed communities will gain employment and develop their skills by learning more about fishery,” Magashule said. South Africa and China have formed a partnership to build a R45-million fish hatchery at Gariep Dam in the Free State province by 2011, in a bid to develop rural aquaculture and create employment in the country. The South Africa Agricultural Demonstration Centre will aim to function as a fingerling supply station for rural aquaculture projects within the Free State and beyond. Aquaculture has been expanding rapidly across the world, and China is the largest contributor to global aquaculture production. Jianhua said the partnership was a result of his government wanting to assist developing countries and teach them about fisheries. “If the industry production levels grew to the projected level of 90 000 tons per annum, then this could double the employment potential of the industry,” Hawes told a Parliamentary committee in Cape Town last month. “Abalone farming in particular has shown extremely positive growth trends that exceed global levels.” The sod-turning was attended by Magashule, Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Chinese Ambasador Zhong Jinhua, China National Agriculture Development Corporation GM Liu Lianjun, and other delegates from both countries. Aquaculture development He added that the project was a sign of friendship between the two countries. The Chinese government has injected more than R45-million into the project, and will give R15-million each year for the next three years. Speaking at a sod-turning ceremony at Gariep Dam this week, Free State Premier Ace Magashule said hundreds of jobs would be created as construction got under way. The hatchery will also be used to advance research, providing a facility for agricultural scientists, technicians and farmers to test new farming methodologies. 29 October 2009 Chinese assistance According to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, aquaculture is defined as the culture of aquatic organisms, including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and plants, either in cages within the shallow waters of the ocean or in dams or structures on land fed by water. According to department’s deputy director-general, Andile Hawes, the environmental potential for aquaculture in South Africa is huge, and this could have positive effects on the unemployment statistics. A total of 105 locals and 12 Chinese nationals will be employed at the beginning of the project. SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi will live on through the young athletes he inspired. (Image credit: Abel Mafoho) • South Africa mourns captain Meyiwa • Chris van Wyk: the storyteller of Riverlea • Nadine Gordimer: courage in one’s life and talent in one’s work • Nkosi Johnson lives on, in a haven • Kruse finds ubuntu on cross-country walk Sulaiman PhilipWhen the South African team returned from the 2009 IAAF World Championship in Berlin, the country’s attention was focused on Caster Semenya. The 800m women’s champion was at the centre of a global row over her true gender. South Africa’s other world champion slipped under the radar, and returned home to Limpopo to rest.What we forget is that in winning gold, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi ran one of the greatest 800m races of all time. At the time his coach, JP van der Merwe, lamented that Mulaudzi was an unsung legend in a country desperately in need of role models. “He is going to be forgotten, and in five years’ time when he walks down the street nobody will recognise him.”The 800m is a unique race; it is neither a sprint nor an endurance race. It is a tactical race that requires strategy as much as it does speed. What you don’t do is lead from the beginning to the tape – which is exactly what Mulaudzi did in Berlin. Van der Merwe remembered that Mulaudzi was out of shape before Berlin, but he made the effort, trained hard and made it to the final.Unfancied in a field of world-class athletes, he ran aggressively, leading from the gun to take gold. With 200 metres to go he was just holding off the athletes in second and third, keeping his head he crossed the line. The time of 1:45:29 was nowhere close to his personal best of 1:42.86 but that did not matter, the man from Limpopo who began running at seven was now a world champion. Hezekiel Sepeng, like Mulaudzi an Olympic medallist, believes that his friend was one of the best athletes this country has ever produced. Mulaudzi is only the fourth South African to earn an 800m medal at a global championship – Sepeng (in 1996 and 1999), Johan Botha (1999 and 2001) and Bevil Rudd (1920) – but his six medals make him the only one with more than two honours. Record holderHe never held the South African record over the distance that still belongs to Sepeng (set in 1999) but Mulaudzi will always be considered one of the greatest 800m athletes this country has ever produced. “He was probably one of the toughest, most mentally focused athletes around – that’s what made him so great,” van der Merwe said of his charge in 2010.Quietly dealing with an Achilles injury that would cut his career short, Mulaudzi never returned to the heights of 2009. He could have continued to race competitively but not being in with a chance to win did not appeal to the competitor in him. Sepeng said of his friend: “He was special compared with other athletes – his mentality was different. He believed in winning.”On the track Mulaudzi was aggressive and competitive, in contrast to the shy man he was off it. He chose not to court the press and suffered for it by not attracting the sponsors that lesser talents were able to pile up. When he quietly retired in 2013 he took some time to rest before returning as a coach to rural school kids.He explained to the Mail and Guardian when its reporter asked about his choice: “These kids don’t have people looking after them in the long term. I’m going to look after a few guys who are interested in athletics, start coaching them and making them strong. I know it’s going to make a difference.” Mulaudzi and Hezekiel Sepeng making time for young athletes. (Image credit: Riaan Strydom) Becoming a coachBeing a role model was important to Mulaudzi, he wanted to fill the position for the next generation of athletes that his family had played in his success – he once said that his success was the result of his family pushing him to greater heights. “I think success comes from knowing what you want in life. The most important thing is to be very disciplined and be very humble and listen to your parents and your coach.”Mulaudzi never got to fulfil his dream of finding South Africa’s next great athletic talent. He died in a car crash on 24 October while driving from Limpopo to Gauteng for an athletics meeting. But he did fulfil one dream: not only was he given the honour of carrying the country’s flag at the 2004 Athens Olympics, but he also won a silver medal in the 800m. Born on 8 September 1980 in Muduluni, as a young boy training in rural Limpopo he believed that he would one day make it to the Olympics.On the way there, he notched up several medals: he won the 800m silver at the African Championships in Athletics in Algiers in 2000; then he took gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England; the following year he won his first global medal, a bronze, at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in France; that same year, in Abuja, he took silver at the All-Africa Games; next was the gold medal at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary; he won a two further silver medals at the competition in 2006 and 2008. Between these wins, in 2007, he again took silver at the All-Africa Games in Algiers.The International Olympic Committee has lauded him as a true Olympian who will be missed by the Olympic family. In life we were distracted from his success by the noise around other athletes, in death we mourn a man who quietly brought honour to his homeland.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Light snow will be moving away today. We are increasing our snow potential for later this week. Overnight we saw snow fall develop, and we see a significant reduction in precipitation coverage by midday, but it will take into mid afternoon to finally see all areas of the state precipitation free. Ultimately amounts from this entire event will end up totaling a coating to an inch. That is it. In fact, the best precipitation likely is already behind us this morning. We stay dry tomorrow as well and see some decent sun before clouds start to build again.On Thursday, we are going to have to ramp up our precipitation forecast and coverage area. We had been hoping to see the low-pressure center stay south, and keep heavier precipitation at bay. Well, we are looking for liquid equivalent precipitation totals to be about the same as our forecast 24 hours ago, but the coverage is expanding greatly, and a second wave out of this system will drag some of those heavier moisture totals farther north. Snow starts near and just north of the Ohio River already Thursday morning, although there is potential for rain to mix in some with that precipitation. By early afternoon will have spread to nearly 90% of the state. Snow and a rain/snow mix will continue through the evening and overnight and should be done by Friday late morning. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals will be from a few hundredths to .5”, with the heaviest near the river where we see mostly rain. However, some of the better snows will develop over the northern half of Ohio, where we see a coating to 2 inches possible. From I-70 southward, since rain can mix in, a fresh coating is likely all the snow we see. It comes down to temperatures. The map at right shows snow potential for Thursday and Friday. We should be dry in all areas to finish out Friday afternoon. On Saturday, we are still watching a little clipper system trying to race across the corn belt near the I-80 corridor, but we are not as concerned about significant precipitation out of it. Clouds sag out of Ontario across Lake Erie and into northern Ohio. We won’t rule out a few flurries Saturday midday and afternoon from US 30 northward. However, we think precipitation is less likely for Saturday this morning than we did 24 hours ago. We still look for areas from US 30 southward see nothing. Partly to mostly sunny skies emerge for Sunday, and we stay dry Monday through Thursday of next week. Clouds may begin to increase for Thanksgiving afternoon, but we are not completely sold on any precipitation threats. We are watching thanksgiving night closely. Friday still looks mostly dry. Rains are in for the 24th through the 26th. And yes, we are talking rain. Temps will climb the second half of the week next week and will easily be warm enough for rain. Totals can be half to 2”, which will be way more than we need in any area. However, be thankful that we are talking rain, with that kind of available moisture around!!! We turn dry and colder again behind that 3-day system for the 27th and 28th.
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Sixteen years ago, Keyshawn Johnson was the No. 1 pick of the NFL Draft, landing in New York with the Jets. He was young and brash and before he was done he penned a book called, “Just Throw Me The Damn Ball.”To say Johnson was mouthy would be an understatement. So it was ironic – and pretty cool, too – that a much more mature Johnson spent some of the Jets’ first day of training camp to lend advice to the Jets’ current mouthy receive, Santonio Holmes.“It was a big brother-to-little brother talk,” Holmes said. “He was just teaching me to be cordial to everybody and to understand what gift I have to this football team and learning how to utilize it.”Johnson, at Jets camp working for ESPN, figured he catch Holme’s ear because the receiver lately has been spewing nothing but venom. Since the last game of disappointing last season, when he did not catch a pass and was benched, Holmes has blasted quarterback Mark Sanchez, questioned the two-quarterback system of Sanchez and Tim Tebow and generally been Mr. Grinch.Immaturity is what Johnson attributed to Holmes’ penchant to taking on anyone in his path.“All eyes are you,” said Johnson, relating what he told Holmes. “If you can do it — and you’ve done it before — you can write your ticket.”Holmes was a lightening rod and disruption last year, criticizing Sanchez and the offensive line, making a bad season worse. Johnson was not acting as if he were Dr. Phil, but he did seem to believe Holmes will comport himself differently this year.“He’ll grow up,” Johnson said. “He’ll get there. I’m not worried.”Already, Holmes contends and Sanchez have become close and are looking forward to a big season.“That was last year, man,” Holmes said. “Let’s move on.”
After enduring a rare three-game losing streak, the Ohio State women’s basketball team (9-4, 0-1) got a shot of confidence Sunday, when it defeated Bethune-Cookman (6-6), 86-38. “I think there’s a concerted effort that we understand how hard we have to play. It’s something that this group has had difficulty comprehending,” said OSU coach Jim Foster. “If you play hard every day, things get taken care of.” After falling behind the Daytona Beach, Fla., team 4-0 early in the game, OSU senior center Jantel Lavender took the game into her own hands, scoring the first 11 points for the Buckeyes, and 15 of their first 19 points as OSU jumped out to a 46-25 first-half lead. Lavender, who entered the game as the nation’s third-leading scorer, finished with 29 points in 21 minutes of action. “We have to take this game and just try to emulate what we need to do in the Big Ten games,” Lavender said. “It was just a good game to just get that feeling back and just refresh ourselves and know that we have confidence.” OSU junior guard Samantha Prahalis bounced back from her 1-for-13 shooting performance against Michigan, scoring 10 points and making 10 assists in her first double-double performance since OSU’s Dec. 5 win over Oklahoma. Prahalis provided the customary dazzling passes and flashy ball handling that had been absent from her game throughout much of the Buckeyes’ three-game skid. Prahalis said that her success on the offensive end of the court started on defense. “We played pretty good defense and rebounded. We just got the ball out,” Prahalis said. “We were just in a flow, in a good rhythm, and we just pushed it.” For the game, OSU held a 31-2 advantage in fast-break points against the Wildcats. Foster said the difference between OSU’s win and its previous three losses was the Buckeyes’ ability to get score on fast breaks. “Sammy and Jantel, they see each other,” Foster said. “We can get in transition because we’re playing such good defense, and we can get in transition, and Jantel can run. We haven’t been getting that — we haven’t been getting those easy baskets in transition.” After dropping their conference opener to Michigan, the Buckeyes find themselves in the unfamiliar position of looking up in the Big Ten standings and will continue to rely on the play of the tandem of Lavender and Prahalis as they enter the remainder of conference play. OSU returns to conference play Wednesday when it hosts Indiana in its Big Ten home opener. Despite the Buckeyes’ 0-1 start in conference play, Foster said that his team is still the team to beat in the Big Ten. “Everybody in this league still wants a piece of us, and rightfully so,” Foster said. “We’ve earned the right for them to want a piece of us, but now you got to back it up.”
Ohio State has gift wrapped Terrelle Pryor’s going-away present in the form of a punishment. In the last couple of days Pryor’s journey to the NFL has hit a couple of speed bumps, with his eligibility to a supplemental draft coming into question. The letter of the rule states that a player may only enter a supplemental draft if their situation changes and they are not able to participate in the next season. Technically, between the deadline to declare for the draft in January and when Pryor left the university on June 8, his situation had not changed. Technically. When the draft deadline came, Pryor was suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season. At that time the “tat-5” scandal seemed to be under control. Everything was (relatively) normal. The Buckeyes had won the Sugar Bowl The Sugar Bowl was sucked into the black hole of the sporting world. And compliance problems with head coach Jim Tressel were non-existent. Pryor had a contract with the coach to remain on the Buckeye squad for the 2011 season in exchange to play in the Sugar Bowl for nothing. While inevitably Pryor still had his doubts about the season, he still had Tressel to fall back on. One thing that is clearly evident from the transcript of Tressel’s interview from the NCAA, it’s that Pryor and Tressel were very close. Pryor depended on the coach for more than just football related issues. When all hell broke loose on March 8, Tressel received a two-game suspension from the university. A suspension that a short time later was increased to a five-game suspension. After more and more of the scandal developed, it became clear that the season was not going to be what everyone had thought it was going to be. Then on May 30, Tressel resigned (read: retired) from the university. I think it’s safe to say Pryor’s situation had changed. Seemingly following Tressel step for step, Pryor was gone a week later to pursue an NFL career. He had planned to enter a supplemental draft. The rules for a supplemental draft changed after Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar used the supplemental draft to avoid being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. He was drafted by Cleveland in the supplemental, and since then, the rules for supplemental draft eligibility have tightened. The rule lists three reasons to let someone enter a supplemental draft: flunking out of school, graduating and deciding to leave and being kicked off the team. As of earlier today, Pryor did not meet any of these requirements, technically. Cleverly disguised as a punishment, the university did the best thing for Pryor to help him pursue his NFL dream. They sent him a letter on Tuesday banning him from all athletic facilities for five years, and declared him ineligible from intercollegiate play. The letter states that this decision was made due to his decision not to talk to NCAA investigators. “The University must declare you ineligible for intercollegiate competition,” the letter continued. “Due to your failure to cooperate, the University must also disassociate you from its athletic program for a period of five (5) years.” Sure, he won’t be able to come back to Columbus to workout at OSU’s gym in the off-season. But let’s be honest, why would Pryor ever come back to Columbus? Whether they will admit it or not, the university might as well have put a bow on that letter to Pryor, as that should be the last step for Pryor to get into the NFL. Thanks to OSU, expect Pryor to be eligible for a supplemental draft (whenever that may be).