Teen `legislators’ turn to disaster readiness

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONROVIA – If 29 Monrovia teenagers from the Santa Anita YMCA Youth and Government program had their way, California high school students would see a slight modification to their curriculum in the near future. The YMCA mock legislators will introduce a bill at the 58th Annual Model Legislature and Court Program that, if passed by the real state government, would amend the state education code. The bill to be presented at the Feb.23-25 conference is titled, “Emergency Preparedness Orientation and Education,” inspired by the events that followed Hurricane Katrina, and would require that health curricula include instruction that would prepare students for emergencies created by earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires, to name a few. “We want to be able to help people if we had to deal with a natural disaster in California,” said Ashley Dunn, 17. “I think it has a good possibility of being passed because it is so relevant,” said Jennifer Postlewaite, the YMCA’s youth and family program director. Theimer, Dunn and their fellow delegates have spent the past six months deciding on a bill, drafting the bill, and selecting “mock” governmental positions. This is the second year Santa Anita has sent a delegation, which is one of the smaller groups going to Sacramento. “We are just big enough to be powerful.” Dunn said. bridget.schinnerer@sgvn.com (626)962-8811, Ext.2201last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 26

first_img 12 In: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – £9.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Having scored four goals against Bournemouth in the gameweek before last, Romelu Lukaku is on good form at present. If you’re looking for a striker who will play in all three of the upcoming gameweeks, Lukaku is your man. 12 12 In: Seamus Coleman (Everton) – £5.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In his last seven games, Seamus Coleman has picked up one goal, three assists and four clean sheets. Combine that with the fact he will play in all three of the upcoming gameweeks and the Irishman becomes a must have. 12 12 Out: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – £10.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Eden Hazard has only scored one goal in his last seven league games. For £10.3m, that’s simply not good enough. 12 12 12 Out: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – £11.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, Manchester United miss two of the next three gameweeks. It’d be unwise to keep their players in your team for this period. In: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – £9.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Sadio Mane has come back from the Africa Cup of Nations with a bang as he scored twice against Spurs last time out in the league. Liverpool are one of a select few teams who play in all of the next three gameweeks and so investing in Mane could see you picking up points where others are missing out. 12 12 12 12 Out: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – £9.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Gabriel Jesus was injured in his last Premier League outing at Bournemouth and will now miss two/three months. Out: Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) – £5.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, Manchester United miss two of the next three gameweeks. It’d be unwise to keep their players in your team for this period. Out: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) – £6.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, Arsenal miss two of the next three gameweeks. It’d be unwise to keep their players in your team for this period. In: Pedro (Chelsea) – £6.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Pedro is on good form for Chelsea at the moment, having scored in both of his last two games. With a price tag £3.4m less than that of Eden Hazard’s, the Spaniard is not bad value at all. In: David Luiz (Chelsea) – £6.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Chelsea may not play on gameweek 28 due to their FA Cup tie, but it is still worth having David Luiz in your team at least until then. Chelsea’s next two fixtures against Swansea (H) and West Ham (A) provide two good chances to collect clean sheets. There’s nothing like the cup competitions to absolutely destroy a Fantasy Premier League team.This week Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Southampton all don’t play due to Sunday’s League Cup final between United and the Saints.And two weeks after that, Manchester United, Arsenal, Southampton, Chelsea, Spurs, Palace, Leicester, ‘Boro, Sunderland and Watford all have a blank gameweek because of their FA Cup fixtures.There are lots of players to be avoided as a result of this, especially at United, Arsenal and Southampton, as these teams will miss two out of the next three gameweeks!Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… Out: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – £11.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, Arsenal miss two of the next three gameweeks. It’d be unwise to keep their players in your team for this period. In: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – £10.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Chelsea don’t play on GW28, but do have two appealing fixtures against Swansea (H) and West Ham (A) in GW26 and GW27. For this reason, it may be worth keeping an eye on their star striker.last_img read more

Chelsea starlet gives club ultimatum over new contract

first_img LATEST Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos REPLY BEST OF The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest PAYBACK revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT scrap The 18-year-old, who scored on his first senior start in Chelsea’s midweek Europa League win over PAOK, has made just three appearances this season.The Guardian claims Hudson-Odoi wants assurances over his game-time before committing his long-term future to Stamford Bridge.He is attracting interest from clubs in Spain and Germany after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri suggested he wasn’t ready for top-flight football earlier this week.The Italian coach said: “I don’t know if he is able for the Premier League at 18, especially in a big team.“If he’s already ready now to make a difference in the team like Chelsea, he would be the best player in Europe in two years.” Callum Hudson-Odoi is highly-rated by Chelsea chiefs center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions SORRY gameday cracker Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 RANKED Callum Hudson-Odoi has told Chelsea to “play me or sell me” as he stalls over a new contract.The Blues offered Hudson-Odoi a new five-year deal in the summer, which he is yet to sign amid concerns over his playing time. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Hudson-Odoi could be the latest young English talent to move abroad, following in the footsteps of fellow 18-year-olds Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson.Sancho’s impressive form for Borussia Dortmund resulted in a first senior England cap in October, while Nelson has been tipped for a Three Lions call-up after netting six goals for Hoffenheim so far this season.Hudson-Odoi has 18 months left on his Chelsea deal.last_img read more