Assisting our troops

first_imgLA HABRA – Like a modern town crier, La Habra Tracey Chandler has spent weeks urging her neighbors, local students and even the mailman to remember our troops serving in Iraq.On Tuesday, she reaped the rewards of her efforts when she, her husband and other volunteers loaded about 8,000 items into a U-Haul trailer.The group then delivered the goods, including 100 bags of sunflower seeds, 521 packages of razors, 372 batteries and more than 2,000 tea bags, to the sheriff’s Norwalk Station, from where the items will be shipped to Iraq.“We should all be doing this every day, whether we support the war or not,” Chandler said. “These guys are dying over there so we can live the way we do.”Chandler spent five weeks collecting the load, enlisting help from students at Rancho Starbuck Middle School and Jordan Elementary School.She distributed fliers and collection boxes at the two schools.“I especially wanted to donate tea bags because it gets really cold out there,” said Michelle Fowler, 13, a Rancho Starbuck Middle School student. “It’s my way to let the guys over there know we are thinking about them.”Katie Chandler, 9, one of Tracy’s four children, also helped collect items for soldiers.“They need our help because there is a lot of them,” she said.At the Norwalk Station, volunteer Wanda Smith has been collecting various items and sending them to soldiers in Iraq since shortly after the war began. She has sent about four shipments.The items raised by Chandler will be shipped Nov. 18. After that, Chandler plans to continue collecting items for the soldiers, she said.“As long as I can breathe and as long as they are over there, I will keep doing this,” she said.To contribute items to soldiers, or more information, call (562) 944-6072. [email protected](562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

QPR linked with keeper swoop

first_imgQPR want to sign Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor from Glasgow Rangers, according to the Daily Mail.It is claimed the R’s are willing to offer £5m plus one of their fringe players in a bid to land the 27-year-old, whose Ibrox team-mate Nikica Jelavic has also been linked with a move to west London.The Daily Mirror say Gary Cahill’s transfer to Chelsea is in danger of collapse because the defender has concerns about moving to Stamford Bridge.The Mirror also report that Chelsea’s Gael Kakuta is a target for Marseille and Greek club Olympiacos, who both want him on loan and are trying to hijack his expected move to another French club, Dijon.This page is updated throughout the day.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Chelsea youngsters destroy West Ham

first_imgChelsea’s Under-18s hammered West Ham 5-2 in a thrilling final game of the calendar year.They cruised to victory, with Ike Ugbo scoring twice and Kasey Palmer, Kyle Scott and Faiq Bolkiah completing the scoring.Ugbo netted the opener with a close-range effort and Scott’s penalty ensured a 2-1 interval lead.Substitute Faiq finished off a fine move to make it 3-1, Palmer’s superb long-range hit put the result beyond doubt and Ugbo followed up to add a fifth Blues goal late on.The result continued a trend of emphatic victories by Chelsea’s youngsters.The Under-19s thrashed Sporting 5-0 and 6-0, Maribor 7-0 and Schalke 4-1 in the Uefa Youth League and in October the Under-18s demolished Aston Villa 12-2. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Kemba Walker gets 43 in possible Charlotte farewell as Hornets eliminated

first_imgCharlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker, center, is greeted by teammates as he leaves the NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic late in the second half, in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Kemba Walker’s season is over with the Hornets.Now the question becomes whether the franchise’s leading scorer and three-time All-Star is done playing in Charlotte for good.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting He scored 43 points on 16-of-25 shooting to go along with five assists. “MVP!” chants for Walker started midway through the fourth quarter after he scored his 39th point. He left the game to a standing ovation with 1:06 remaining and received a hug from coach James Borrego.After the game, Walker spent extra time on the floor hugging people.“I love that kid,” Borrego said of Walker. “He inspires me. I love coaching him, and I look forward to coaching him for many years to come. Obviously it’s a big summer for us, but I believe in Kemba. I believe in that group and I think he was inspired by what he saw here down the stretch” playing alongside the team’s younger players like Miles Bridges and Dwayne Bacon.A Charlotte Hornets fan holds up a sign begging Kemba Walker to stay in Charlotte, during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)For the Magic, it’s on to the playoffs.Terrence Ross scored a season-high 35 points and Aaron Gordon added 27 for Orlando, which clinched the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and will face the Toronto Raptors in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT The teams split the four-game season series.However, the Magic enter the postseason on a tear, winning 11 of its last 13 games and could prove to be a tough out in the postseason.“This is perfect man. Great timing,” Ross said. “We couldn’t ask for more in this position right now. It’s about carrying that (over) and making sure we’re ready to play.”The Hornets entered the night needing a win and a Detroit loss to the New York Knicks to clinch the final playoff spot in the East.Aside from Walker, nothing went right for Charlotte.The Knicks, the worst team in the NBA, didn’t put up much of a fight, losing by 26 at home to the Pistons in a game that was never close. Charlotte had its four-game winning streak snapped by the Magic.Orlando, which clinched a playoff spot earlier this week, shot 54.5 percent from the field and got 18 points from D.J. Augustin.TIP-INSMagic: Outscored the Hornets in bench points 51-35.Hornets: Bridges didn’t wait long to turn in the play of the game, soaring well above the rim for alley-oop dunk to give Charlotte and early 2-0 lead. Borrego said the rookie has a “high ceiling” and expects him to be a much better player next year. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Walker can become a free agent in July. He offered little insight into whether he will be back after the Hornets were eliminated from playoff contention Wednesday with a 122-114 loss to the Orlando Magic on the final night of the regular season.“I’m not sure,” Walker said. “I have a long time to even start thinking about that stuff. Me and my agent, my family, we will discuss that stuff when the time is right.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHowever, Walker seemed to leave the door open to leaving, much more so than last September when he said at the Hornets media day that “this is where I want to be. I don’t want to be nowhere else. I want to create something here.”If this was Walker’s curtain call in Charlotte, he certainly left Hornets fans with something to remember. LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READcenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles04:04‘Quiel’ now a severe tropical storm – Pagasa02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss In his final NBA game, Dwyane Wade drops triple double for Miami Heat Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PARKER’S STREAK OVERThe Charlotte loss means Tony Parker’s string of 17 straight playoff appearances is over. Parker didn’t have a say in the outcome and hasn’t played in the team’s last 13 games as Borrego elected to go with younger players.“That’s hard to hear. That’s hard to swallow,” Borrego said of Parker’s streak ending. “I couldn’t be more thankful to Tony for what he gave us and gave me this season. He took a chance on me and this organization when he didn’t have to but he believed in us. He gave us everything he had. He helped us on the court and off the court. Tony’s footprint is all over this organization.”LOCKING INOrlando coach Steve Clifford said now it’s time for his team to “lock into” studying Toronto in all phases of the game.“They know us well and we need to know them well, so it’s having an offensive plan and defensive plan and everyone knowing what we are trying to do at both ends of the floor,” Clifford said.UP NEXT:Magic: Will face Raptors in the first round of the playoffs.Hornets: Season over. 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9 days agoKevin Keen delighted to be back with West Ham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin Keen delighted to be back with West Hamby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKevin Keen is delighted to be back with West Ham.The former midfielder is West Ham U18s lead coach.“It’s great to be back,” said Keen to the club’s website.“It’s been fantastic to go back to Chadwell Heath and see the new training ground – I’d not been back here for seven years. There’ve been amazing changes – what facilities for the players to play on.“It’s a completely different environment now. We had a lot of portacabins, and everyone was more or less on that site. All of a sudden, we’ve got an environment, a building, that’s just for the U18s and younger, and it’s absolutely amazing.” last_img read more

3 arrested for robbery

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has arrested three robbers and snatchers from Kalkaji involved in multiple cases of robbery and snatching incidents. The three have been identified as Sonu, Akshay and Akash. From the possession of accused persons robbed purse and 06 snatched & stolen mobile phones have been recovered and 08 cases have been solved. On March 16 at about 5 pm, 2 scooty borne riders robbed a purse of a pedestrian on the knife point at L-Block, Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKalkaji. The victim raised alarm and the police team who was present nearby chased them. After a hot chase, police team successfully apprehended the scooty rider who was identified as Sonu. “Sonu is a notorious criminal and was previously arrested in 30 cases.” “From the possession of the accused robbed purse and scooty has been recovered & seized,” aid DCP South east Chinmoy Biswal. In another incident, on March 16 at about 8 PM, 2 persons on a motorcycle snatched a mobile phone of a person standing near Nehru Place bus terminal. The victim raised alarm and nearby patrolling police party intercepted the bike. However, the pillon rider managed to escape. The motorcycle rider was identified as Akshay, 24 years. In another incident, on March 16, team of Kalkaji police station arrested accused Akasah. He came to Nehru Place market to sell stolen and snatched mobile phones.last_img read more

Tiny jumping spiders found preying on frogs and lizards

first_img Spider walks like an ant and raises front legs to mimic ant antenna Explore further A trio of researchers from Switzerland and the U.S. has found documented evidence of tiny regal jumping spiders killing and eating much larger frogs and lizards. In their paper published in Journal of Arachnology, Martin Nyffeler, with the University of Basel, G. B. Edwards with Florida State Collection of Arthropods and Kenneth Krysko with the University of Florida, describe their findings. Scientists and everyday people have seen multiple examples of frogs, lizards and other creatures dining on small spiders, but more rare is when the reverse happens. In this new effort, the researchers report on evidence they have uncovered of the tiny, one-inch-long regal jumping spider killing and eating frogs and lizards that are much larger than they are. Notably, despite its tiny size, the regal is actually one of the largest of the jumping spiders.The study began as the researchers exchanged anecdotal evidence of tiny spiders feasting on various vertebrate. Intrigued, they began conducting queries using several Google tools: Search, Books, Scholar and Pictures. They also did searches on the Scopus database and Thomson Reuters. These searches resulted in the discovery of six reports (and pictures) of tiny regal jumping spiders killing and consuming frogs and lizards. The pictures showed the one-inch spiders dining on Cuban frogs that were one to 1.5 times their own size, and lizards such as the Carolina anole that were 1.5 to 2.5 times their own size. The tiny spiders do not have to engage in battles with their prey; instead, they simply inject them with venom and then wait for them to die. The paper offers the first documented case of jumping spiders killing and eating vertebrates.The researchers note that regal jumping spiders, which live in Florida, belong to a group known as generalist predators. They do not have a primary food source. Instead, they are opportunists, killing whatever happens to cross their path. Prior research has already shown that the spiders have excellent eyesight, allowing them to spot prey and assess the chances of being able to kill and eat it before they take action. Credit: Journal of Arachnology (2017). DOI: 10.1636/JoA-17-011.1 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Martin Nyffeler et al. A vertebrate-eating jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae) from Florida, USA, Journal of Arachnology (2017). DOI: 10.1636/JoA-17-011.1 Citation: Tiny jumping spiders found preying on frogs and lizards (2017, August 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-tiny-spiders-preying-frogs-lizards.html © 2017 Phys.orglast_img read more