Granger to meet Jagdeo for further consultation v

first_imgJudicial appointments…reiterates desire to have Benjamin, Edwards confirmedGovernment is optimistic that the agenda for an upcoming meeting between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will include getting persons for a number of key commissions and judicial posts, appointed.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger during their meeting about the judicial appointmentsPresident Granger on Wednesday revealed plans to meet with the Opposition Leader as soon as possible. He made the comments on the sidelines of a State House event on Wednesday. Among the topics to be discussed, he said, will be filling vacancies on the Police and Public Service Commissions.“I expect that we will be meeting the Leader of the Opposition very soon to deal with a range of appointments and that is one of them. The Public Service Commission and the Police Service Commission,” Granger said.Asked how soon the meeting would take place, Granger noted that he could not definitively say since they are awaiting the National Assembly’s Committee of Appointments to make nominations for at least one of these commissions.“I cannot say. I have to wait on Parliament for the nominations. We already have the nominations for the Police Service Commission. (They) have not nominated a Public Service Commission. But as soon as the Parliament completes its work, I will ask the Leader of the Opposition.”Granger was also asked for an update on the status of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), headless since the resignation of retired Justice Cecil Kennard. He noted that there is a nominee.Chancellor and CJHe also commented on the current impasse between himself and the Opposition Leader, as it pertains to the appointments of a substantive Chancellor and Chief Justice. While Granger noted that he had expected Jagdeo to submit a counter proposal, he conceded that this would form one of his topics with the Opposition Leader.“Well you know where we stood. I went through every possible legitimate means. I got the best advice. I had offered him my advice and he has rejected it. He has not come up with an alternative. So when we meet, I will raise the matter with him.”Granger admitted that he did not ask Jagdeo to make counter proposals, but he noted that everyone knows, who his nominees are and he reiterated his desire to see the duo, Justice Kenneth Benjamin and Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, confirmed.“I would like to ensure that the two names to the top posts, Chancellor and Chief Justice, are confirmed to the positions. It is very unhealthy to have a Chancellor and Chief Justice who are acting and I would like to have them confirmed.”“The public knows my nominees and they are persons who have come through a process. And the advice I’ve received is that they’re fit and proper to be appointed,” the President insisted.However, only recently, the President had said that there was nothing left to discuss on the matter.Justice Kenneth Benjamin was nominated for the position of Chancellor of the Judiciary, while Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, the current acting Chancellor, has been nominated for the position of Chief Justice.Concerns had been raised by the Bar Association in Belize about Benjamin’s failure, up to recently, to clear a backlog of cases by writing his decisions.Jagdeo, in a letter addressed to the President, had said after having duly considered the nominations of Justice Benjamin and Justice Cummings-Edwards under Article 127 (2) of the Constitution, he is unable to offer his agreement for their appointments.However, the Opposition Leader has since indicated his willingness to further engage the President on substantive appointments to the top judicial positions.To this end, Minister of State Joseph Harmon, subsequently said Government will be going ahead with “meaningful consultations” between the two sides, as provided for in the Constitution.last_img read more

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Tullow prepares to drill 2nd well offshore Guyana

first_imgMotivated by its first oil find, United Kingdom-based oil company Tullow has commenced preparations to drill a second well within the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana. Although an exact date was not published stating when the drilling works would commence, the Maritime Administration Department recently notified mariners of these operations as a precautionary measure when navigating the area.According to a notice published in one of the daily newspapers, the oil company will now be heading to the Joe-1 well site to drill. This operation, which will incorporate the use of the MODU Stena Forth drillship, is expected to conclude on December 31, 2019.The Joe is located in approximately 650 metres of water and costs approximately US$3 million to drill. A recently published report from international company Gustavson Associates had estimated that the well has a 43.2 per cent chance of success.About two weeks ago, Tullow announced a major oil find at the Jethro-1 exploration well in the Orinduik Block, becoming the second oil company to announce an oil find offshore Guyana.It is understood that the Jethro-1 well was drilled by the Stena Forth drillship to a total depth of 4400 metres in approximately 1350 metres of water. According to a statement from the company, evaluation of the logging data confirmed that Jethro-1 comprises high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs of Lower Tertiary age, which simply means they date back to millions of years ago.According to the statement, the well encountered 55m of net oil pay, which indicates a recoverable oil resource estimate that exceeds Tullow’s pre-drill forecast of 100 million barrels of oil.News of the find created waves in financial centres around the world, as well as international news outlets. Up to press time, Tullow’s shares had jumped by over 19 per cent on the London Stock Exchange. In fact, it was the biggest gainer on the index.In addition to these sites, Tullow plans to drill another well later this year, the Carapa-1, on the adjacent Kanuku Block.“We look forward to drilling both the Joe and Carapa prospects in our 2019 drilling campaign and the material follow-up exploration potential in both the Orinduik and Kanuku licenses,” Tullow’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul McDade was quoted as saying.The Orinduik oil block is just a few kilometres from Exxon’s discoveries in the Liza and Payara fields.Tullow has already promised close collaboration with locals when development starts. In fact, the company’s Head of Communications, George Cazenove, explained that the company has a positive track record in local content.last_img read more

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NPHL Schedule Released

first_imgThe North Peace Hockey League, Sunday released this seasons complete schedule.For the schedule click the attachement below. The first game for the Flyers is set for Thursday October 30th at home against Grande Prairie. Keep checking out this page as Energeticcity.ca will be your home for Flyers news.- Advertisement –last_img

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‘Obsessive’ Emery ready for Arsenal challenge

first_imgEmery is seen by some as another surprise choice after the Gunners reportedly initially favoured Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta.But Emery, a 46-year-old Spaniard, arrives with grand credentials following his two-year stay with Paris Saint Germain and a Europa League-winning spell at Sevilla.Emery left Paris at the end of this season having won the domestic treble.Now he is tasked with raising standards at the Emirates Stadium and restoring Arsenal to the kind of glory they enjoyed in the early years of Wenger’s reign.Emery already has one thing in common with Wenger after making clear his disdain for the Frenchman’s old rival Jose Mourinho.When Manchester United boss Mourinho, then in charge of Real Madrid, devoted a press conference to criticising referee Carlos Clos Gomez in 2010, Emery gave an acerbic retort, snarling: “Mourinho’s stance is that of a cry baby”.It was a jibe typical of the intense Emery, who was steeped in football from birth, with his father and grandfather both former players.Emery had a modest playing career, largely spent in Spain’s lower leagues, but he was an instant hit in his managerial debut with third-tier Lorca.He achieved promotion and then moved to Almeria, who he took up to La Liga for the first time before taking over at Valencia, where he guided the team into the Champions League with three consecutive top-three finishes.Valencia’s vibrant style earned him the admiration and friendship of Pep Guardiola.Emery moved to Sevilla where he won three consecutive Europa League trophies in 2014, 2015 and 2016.Emery has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s most studious coaches, working until the early hours of the morning crafting his game-plans.– Perfectionist –He spends up to 12 hours preparing video analysis for his players and former Valencia winger Joaquin once quipped: “There were so many videos I ran out of popcorn.“He’s obsessed with football, it’s practically an illness. He’s one of the best managers I’ve had.”Emery is a perfectionist who demands relentless effort on the training ground.“Either we all work or let’s just burst the ball,” he said, giving voice to an approach that might shake Arsenal out of the complacency that marred the end of the Wenger era.Significantly, Emery has flourished within a structure similar to the one now in place at Arsenal, who lean heavily on head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and head of football operations Raul Sanllehi, both recruited last November.At Sevilla, Emery worked well with recruitment director Monchi and Arsenal are gambling the same structure pays dividends for them.The main worry for Arsenal fans might be Emery’s ill-fated spell with Spartak Moscow in 2012 and his failure to fulfil his mandate at Paris Saint-Germain, where he was asked to win the Champions League after moving to the big-spending French giants in 2016.Emery was let go by PSG with one year left on his contract and the roots of demise lay in two painful Champions League exits and a troubled relationship with star striker Neymar.In 2017, a woeful 6-1 loss in Barcelona saw PSG surrender a 4-0 first leg lead in an incredible last-16 meltdown.Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger shared a warm handshake when Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal drew in the Champions League in 2016. © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE, FRANCK FIFE, FRANCK FIFEOn the heels of that collapse, this season’s capitulation against Real Madrid in the last-16 ensured Emery’s time in Paris would be short-lived.Wenger’s travails in recent years mean Emery will not have to worry about the Champions League in the coming season but Arsenal can rest assured their ultra-driven boss will be working all hours to get them back there.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unai Emery is obsessed with the pursuit of excellence © AFP / Thomas SamsonLONDON, United Kingdom, May 23 – Fuelled by video nasties and sleepless nights, Unai Emery is ready for the challenge of succeeding Arsene Wenger after being appointed as Arsenal’s first new boss for 22 years.Arsenal have made a habit of appointing managers out of left-field — Bertie Mee was a former physiotherapist, former Arsenal star George Graham came from second-tier Millwall and Wenger was greeted with “Arsene Who?” headlines following his move from Japan’s Nagoya Grampus 8 in 1996.last_img read more

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Karius set to join Besiktas from Liverpool on loan

first_imgThe Hurriyet daily carried a simular report, saying Karius would receive an annual salary of 1.4 million euros ($1.6 million).Besiktas, who won the Super Lig twice in a row until Galatasaray ended their run last season, have been looking for a top-class goalkeeper after the departure of their much-admired Spanish gloveman Fabri to Fulham.Karius made two major errors in Liverpool’s painful Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid in May that resulted in decisive goals as Real won 3-1.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the errors were because Karius was concussed.But Karius’ stint as Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper appeared to have ended when 25-year-old Brazilian number one Alisson signed for Liverpool for a record £67million from Italian side Roma last month.Asked after Monday’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace whether Karius was about to seal his move, Klopp insisted he was in the dark.“No, nothing. Nobody has told me anything,” Klopp said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Loris Karius made two terrible errors in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug 20 – Liverpool’s German goalkeeper Loris Karius, whose fumbles were widely blamed for the defeat of his side in the Champions League final, is to join Istanbul giants Besiktas on a two-year loan deal, Turkish reports said Monday.The loan deal would be worth 2.0 million euros ($2.3 million), the NTV channel said, adding that the agreement had nearly been finalised and an official announcement was to be expected soon.last_img read more

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Malky Mackay text scandal: Former Cardiff boss escapes punishment

first_imgFormer Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has escaped punishment over the controversial text messages send between him and the club’s former head of recruitment Iain Moody.Following a lengthy invetsigation, the Football Association has announced Mackay will face no disciplinary action.The FA, which became aware of the messages in August 2014, announced the decision on its official website and said it had spoken to both Mackay and Moody about the inappropriate nature of the language used, but deemed that the messages were sent “with a legitimate expectation of privacy”.The governing body said both individuals had acknowledged that such terms were not acceptable and added Mackay has voluntarily undertaken equality and diversity training.Mackay led Cardiff to promotion to the Premier League in May 2013 but he was sacked the following December after falling out with club chairman Vincent Tan.The FA said the messages, sent between June 2011 and March 2014, were obtained by Cardiff in March 2014 and provided to them the following October.“The FA has undertaken a thorough and detailed investigation in connection with inappropriate language contained within text messages and an email sent by Iain Moody, and text messages sent by Malky Mackay when they were employed by Cardiff City FC,” said the FA statement.“To date, the FA’s policy in cases such as this has been to not bring charges in respect of private communications sent with a legitimate expectation of privacy.“The FA’s investigation looked at all aspects of the communications, including the context in which the communications were sent. The evidence was then reviewed by a QC with particular expertise in sports’ disciplinary proceedings and employment law.“Having assessed the evidence, and in light of the finding that the communications were sent with a legitimate expectation of privacy, the FA will not be taking disciplinary action against Iain Moody and Malky Mackay in connection with the content of those messages.“However, the FA has spoken to both Iain Moody and Malky Mackay about the inappropriateness of terms used in the messages. Both individuals have acknowledged that such terms are not acceptable. Mr Mackay has also voluntarily undertaken equality and diversity training.“The FA is in the process of carrying out a complex review involving all stakeholders on how communications, and in particular those involving discriminatory language, which may be viewed as taking place in private should be treated in the future.”The FA statement continued: “The English game remains determined to eliminate discriminatory conduct in all its forms and will look to introduce a policy on private conduct that underpins the collective commitment of stakeholders to make this happen.”On the wider review, the FA added: “The FA has pursued every lead and encouraged anybody who wanted to provide information or evidence to do so. Malky Mackay and Iain Moody have been interviewed at length and 27 potential witnesses, based in the UK and overseas, have been spoken to.“The FA has at all stages sought to conclude this matter as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, the investigation has been lengthened considerably due to serious concerns about the circumstances in which particular evidence provided to The FA had been given and the reliability and completeness of that evidence.“The nature of these concerns, which The FA treats with the utmost seriousness, has necessitated significant further inquiries by the FA and the liaison with external law enforcement agencies.“The FA reserves the right to open further investigations if deemed appropriate. No further comment will be made in this respect.” 1last_img read more

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Trip to N.O. welcomed by Bryant

first_img Free throws Steve Physioc will fill in for Joel Meyers as the play-by-play voice tonight on Channel 9. Meyers will miss a couple of Lakers games this month to call NFL playoff games nationally on the radio. … Forward Ronny Turiaf had eight points and six rebounds in 26 minutes Thursday night in his sixth game with the CBA’s Yakama (Wash.) Sun Kings. 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Hands down Kwame Brown hasn’t been the most sure-handed player, already having totaled 39 turnovers this season, and coach Phil Jackson said it is a cause for mild concern. “It’s a matter of confidence, it’s a matter of overanxiety a little bit,” Jackson said. “We want him to settle in and be comfortable out there on the floor.” Jackson also revealed that in his earliest meetings with Brown, the coach measured his hand against Brown’s. Throughout his career, Brown has been dogged with the reputation of having small hands. “I have a medium-sized hand,” Jackson said. “His hand is a little bigger than mine. So it’s not that he has small hands.” “To be able to go back (to New Orleans), play a game there and be able to uplift them again, that’s special.” The league announced Thursday that it would move three Hornets games scheduled for Baton Rouge, La. including the Lakers game on March 8 to New Orleans. The Hornets relocated to Oklahoma City for the season in the hurricane’s aftermath. center_img Until he was approached before Friday’s game, Kobe Bryant hadn’t heard the news that the Lakers would be part of the NBA’s first game back in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Yet Bryant couldn’t help but flash back to the scene in September at Toyota Center in Houston, where the superstar guard played in a hurricane relief game attended by thousands of evacuees. “When we all walked in, you could feel their spirits being uplifted,” Bryant said, “like they felt very encouraged and happy that we were there. It was just real cool to see that. last_img read more

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SAYING ‘NO’ TO TESCO ‘SAVED 276 LOCAL JOBS’ SAY RESEARCHERS

first_imgTHE loss of a possible Tesco store in Ballybofey has saved 276 local jobs, campaigners say.The retail giant promised up to 100 jobs – until planners said ‘no’ to the new store.But experts claim that an average of 276 indigenous local jobs are wiped out every time a Tesco moves into an area. The practice of a Tesco taking over a local economy is called Tescopoly – and the retailer is also in a battle in Letterkenny, trying to take over the petrol/diesel retail market which is also the subject of a planning dispute.Donegaldaily.com has been inundated with comments on the Ballybofey issue, many of them agains the store – and some for it.You can read them on our original post here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/11/16/100-jobs-lost-as-an-bord-pleanala-refuses-permission-for-tesco-store/ And here is some more reading, with references to vast price differences between Tesco Letterkenny and Tesco Derry.BACKGROUND FROM WIKIPEDIA TO CRITICISM OF TESCO IRELAND:Cases in IrelandTesco Ireland is the largest food retailer in Ireland, with over 13,500 employees. As of 2004 Tesco Ireland has come in for increased criticism for apparently high prices in its Irish stores, although in its favour this seems to be because comparisons are with the British Tesco stores rather than other Irish retailers – and thus, officially speaking, like goods are not being compared with like. However, there have been general criticisms of the similar pricing between Irish supermarkets, and economic reports noting the high prices in Ireland generally. Research from Forfas,[46] concluded that only a five per cent difference in the cost of goods between North and South was justifiable. The findings highlighted retailers’ larger margins in the South vis-a-vis their operations in the North, and the Minister for Enterprise queried why the price differential in many identical goods was substantially in excess of 5%.[47]Speaking to business leaders in Belfast, Tesco PLC’s CEO argued that higher prices in Northern Ireland were due to higher energy costs and the cost of transporting goods from Great Britain. This does not explain the large disparities in pricing when goods are moved by truck between the Derry (UK) branches and Letterkenny (Ireland) branches – a distance of 21 miles – for example. A report by the independent retailers group RGDATA contained allegations that Tesco overcharged customers. The report shows that customers in six Tesco stores were overcharged by an average of 3% on some items.[48]In July 2008 Tesco Ireland was convicted of failing to display prices properly by the National Consumer Agency.[23]The Food Safety Authority of Ireland, has on a number of occasions ordered the recall of Tesco branded products, including a case of glass contamination.[38][39][40] Environmental Health Officers served a closure order on Tesco’s store in Prussia Street, Dublin, the day after they inspected it, for a number of breaches of Food Hygiene Regulations.[41] Most food is imported from Britain, where the BBC’s Whistleblower programme showed undercover footage showing the sale of products after their sell-by date; allegations that the company illegally sold ‘back-labelled’ products after their use by date; falsification of temperature records; and the sale of partially-cooked mince mixed with uncooked mince.[49]The British-owned supermarket refused to stock any of the one million postcards which are aimed at closing the controversial plant at Sellafield in Cumbria. Dunnes Stores and Superquinn, along with other retailers across the country, did sell the postcards.[50] The Advertising Standards Authority in January 2009 found that Tesco advertising was misleading.[51]Tesco tried to hide its policy from Irish people of buying directly from UK suppliers. An internal document said that a key objective was ensuring its policy of taking deliveries directly from UK suppliers went unnoticed and remained “invisible to the Irish customer”. At the same time the president of the Irish Farmers’ Association said there was deep anger about Tesco’s decision to displace local produce with imports and that it “will inevitably lead to thousands of job losses and will put Irish producers of local, fresh produce out of business.”[52]Tesco used “Change for Good” as advertising, which is trademarked by Unicef for charity usage but is not trademarked for commercial or retail use, which prompted the agency to say “it is the first time in Unicef’s history that a commercial entity has purposely set out to capitalise on one of our campaigns and subsequently damage an income stream which several of our programmes for children are dependent on”. They went on to call on the public “who have children’s welfare at heart, to consider carefully who they support when making consumer choices”.[53][54]Large supermarket chains were accused by Fine Gael of putting up to 100,000 Irish jobs at risk by forcing suppliers to pay €160 million a year in “hello money”.[55]The company was accused of sharp practice in December 2009 by forcing motorists to pay a carbon tax six hours before it became law.[56]The company was the subject of claims in February 2010 that it demands up to €500,000 per supplier for stocking goods. [57] The leader of the Labour Party described the practice as “outrageous extortion” and was “like the kind of thing you expect to see in The Sopranos.”[58]Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority said a leaflet produced by Tesco Ireland Ltd, was ‘‘irresponsible’’ and breached clauses in the advertising code on substantiation and weight control in May 2010.[59]Tesco pleaded guilty and was fined, after sending unsolicited marketing emails to a number of customers and for having a problem with the email “opt-out” option.[60]In early 2011, Tesco warned Irish publishers that it will ban their books from the shelves of the supermarket if they do not play by its rules. The bestseller which sparked the controversy, on the revelation about Sean FitzPatrick‘s golf meeting with Taoiseach Brian Cowen, was published in secret and distributed directly to Easons and selected bookstores – but not to Tesco or other supermarkets. The secret last-minute delivery was organised to avoid any legal complications that might have prevented publication. Tesco said “If we find evidence of this happening (again), the offending publisher will have all their titles removed from sale and returned.” One publisher pointed out that Tesco sometimes implements exclusive deals itself.[61]Tesco increased the prices of some well-known products significantly just weeks into 2011 before reducing them as part of a 1,000-product price promotion launched in March 2011.[62][63][edit]SAYING ‘NO’ TO TESCO ‘SAVED 276 LOCAL JOBS’ SAY RESEARCHERS was last modified: November 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:tescotesco ballybofeytesco letterkennylast_img read more

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CAN YOU HELP REUNITE TRIXIE WITH ITS OWNER?

first_imgThis adorable little dog was found in the Glencar Scotch area of Letterkenny a couple of days ago.The person who found it says it is very tame and is probably a family pet. The word ‘Trixie’ is on its collar.Anybody who owns the dog can email your number to info@donegaldaily.com and we will pass on your details.Meanwhile a family in the Drumany area of Letterkenny have also come across a tan terrier dog which is about a year old. They can be contacted on 087 7557017.  CAN YOU HELP REUNITE TRIXIE WITH ITS OWNER? was last modified: December 31st, 2013 by StephenShare 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:DOGGlencar Scotchletterkennylast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We did get a tip today that they’re trying to follow up on,” Shepherd said. Anyone with information about the girl’s whereabouts was asked to call sheriff’s deputies at (562) 863-8711. Art workshops set at Children’s Museum LA HABRA — The Children’s Museum at La Habra offers one-hour art workshops for ages 6-10 at 1:30 and 3 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. The workshops are included in the museum admission. Space is limited to 20 children at each workshop. NORWALK — Authorities distributed fliers as part of an effort to find a 14-year-old girl who failed to return home after being dropped off at La Mirada High School on Thursday, a sheriff’s sergeant said Sunday. Jenelle Frances Andres, who is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds, was dropped off at the school by her stepfather shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. She has not been seen since, said sheriff’s Detective Jack Smith. Jenelle possibly is with her 14-year-old boyfriend, said sheriff’s Sgt. Angela Shepherd of the Norwalk Station. Shepherd said that two detectives were working on the case. The Children’s Museum is at 301 S. Euclid St. For information, call Monica Miltko, (562) 905-9661. CHP will inspect child safety seats SANTA FE SPRINGS — The California Highway Patrol, Santa Fe Springs station, offers free child safety seat-installation inspections each Monday by appointment at the station, 10051 Orr and Day Road. For an inspection appointment, call (562) 868-0503. Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers LA MIRADA — Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to help deliver meals from the Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd., to meal recipients. If you want to help others, and are able to assist once a week, once a month, or on an occasional basis become a volunteer. To sign up or for more information, call (562) 943-0037. Pico Rivera has free mulch/firewood PICO RIVERA — Residents of Pico Rivera can benefit from the city’s free mulch/firewood giveaways. The program, offered in partnership with CalMet Disposal Services and Whittier Fertilizer Company, allows residents to collect seasoned firewood and a free 33-gallon container of mulch up to six times a year. Pick-up is available on a first-come, first-served basis at Whittier Fertilizer Company, 9441 Kruse Road, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Future give-aways are scheduled Oct. 15 and Dec. 17. Residents must provide their own containers. For more information, call (562) 801-4347. Neff Home tours held on Saturdays LA MIRADA — Free tours of the Neff Historic Site are available from 2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays each month. The site includes the Neff Home, built in 1893 by Andrew McNally of Rand McNally Publishing Company; Neff barn, which houses displays and artifacts; and the George House, named after the ranch foreman. Neff Historic Site is located at 14300 San Cristobal Drive. For information, call La Mirada Community Services at (562) 943-7277. From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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