Business owner Charles Milward dies

first_imgWHITTIER – A funeral for Charles A. Milward, owner of Bushnell Ribbon Corporation in Santa Fe Springs since 1948, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Queen of Heaven Mortuary in Rowland Heights.Milward, 83, died Sunday morning in Whittier, where he and his family moved in 1942. Milward was born May 9, 1922, in Jamestown, N.Y. In 1929, he and his family moved to Los Angeles from Buffalo. He attended grammar school at St. Thomas Elementary School in Los Angeles and graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1942. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy. After World War II ended, he purchased Bushnell Ribbon from his father, Charles Y. Milward, who had acquired the business in 1939. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHe is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Alice Milward; two sons, Charles Paul Milward of Whittier and Chris Milward of Baja California; and a daughter, Julia Kinmartin of Fullerton. The funeral will be at 2161 S. Fullerton Road, Rowland Heights. – From staff reports 160Want 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

Henry says QPR have ‘no excuses’ not to challenge for promotion

first_imgKarl Henry has told QPR’s website “there are no excuses” now the likes of Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips have stayed at Loftus Road.Rangers anticipated a season of consolidation in the Championship, with Phillips and particularly Austin heavily tipped to be snapped up by a top-flight club during the summer transfer window.Midfielder Henry believes a strong challenge for promotion now has to be their aim.“We’ve got a really strong side and in terms of the players we managed to keep, that transfer window is probably the best the club has had in the time I have been here,” he said.“For us in the changing room to see them still here is really huge. It makes us now think that we can have a real good go.“There are no excuses now. We’ve got a squad worthy of getting in that top six and having a really good promotion push.”Henry is expected to retain his place in the side for Wednesday’s home match against Blackburn.Keeper Alex Smithies is set to make his full league debut for the R’s as Rob Green is suspended after being sent off during Saturday’s defeat against Nottingham Forest.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Steve Kerr joins USA Basketball’s coaching staff with Gregg Popovich

first_imgWarriors coach Steve Kerr will be joining forces with his friend and mentor Gregg Popovich on the USA Basketball coaching staff, it was announced Thursday.Popovich named Kerr, Pacers coach Nate McMillan and Villanova coach Jay Wright as his assistant coaches for the 2019 Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympics in Japan.“This is an incredible opportunity and one I’m extremely grateful for,” Kerr said in a statement. “I had the good fortune to participate in our USA Basketball program as an …last_img read more

In London, voting for identity

first_imgAt 4am, London is dark and raining. While my taxi snakes me through the deserted streets, a trainee Jesuit priest is camped outside South Africa House. In the radio studio the BBC journalist asks why we vote, why it’s important, and that hackneyed scribbler question: how does it make you feel? Why did Matthew Charlesworth, our priest in the darkness and first London voter, queue in that deserted square? Obligation, duty, a desire to count and be counted as a South African. All the reasons that emerge from everyone I speak to, and my motivation too. Eventually every South African overseas is treated like a traitor. Someone who cut and ran and now talks the country down from the discomfort of a damp and foreign shore. Yet here we are in our thousands filling in forms, fishing out unused ID documents and lining up around the block to contribute our one, small, indelible cross. At the back of the queue is Heinrich Volmink, who travelled down from Glasgow in Scotland because it is a great honour and a patriotic duty to be here. So much passion and purpose swirls through this five-deep line. We stand only 25 metres from where Mandela gave his last speech to London – perhaps ever. He spent nine hours on the “freedom bus”, continues Heinrich, because my ancestors could not vote. Not everyone is as happy. Like a creature of caricature, a man stands with an old South Africa flag shirt. I suppose he too exercises a choice. We watch him like we would an exhibit. One foot in the old world and a vote in the new, I think. I doubt he will find peace, anywhere. Shame. After three radio interviews and breakfast, it’s time to vote. The early morning bankers, accountants and the priest have retreated to their terminals. Now the backpackers, students and out-of-work consultants shuffle forward in unison. You mustn’t lower your standard, says one man to a girl 20 years his junior as he inquires about her job. He doesn’t have one: tough times. London is South Africa’s largest polling station. Over seven and a half thousand citizens – almost twice as large as the next biggest venue. But our queue is orderly. The mood is good-natured, but also reflective. Examining my compatriots, it’s clear that for most of us, democratic elections are all we have ever known. As you would expect, it’s a mostly white queue with the occasional darker face. Around them cluster journalists: the British ones asking who they are voting for. My vote is my secret, we all say. Throughout, I “tweet” from my phone. These micro-blogging sms’s capture the moment when a man claiming to be a Freedom Front Plus candidate marches up to the door demanding to see the electoral officer. I leave them in a huddle and fill in my forms. First an envelope with your name and voter district number. Then downstairs to check documents, receive a ballot and cast my vote. I get three calls in the voting booth. Your smile has stamina, I say to the official, and we all chuckle. It will be a long day, but so far it is going smoothly: if all your documents are in order. So why did I vote? To reaffirm my citizenship; to exercise my rights; to respect my heroes and dignify their sacrifices and yes, to make a difference. Though Rudi Talmakkies from Saldanha said it best: Obama gave people a totally new view. The youth realise they are part of the solution. For me, that works. Timothy Schultz is deputy head of communications and marketing at The Learning Trust, a not-for-profit company that runs all the education services for the London borough of Hackney. A South African who has lived in London for about eight years, Schultz is an active member of the Global South Africans network.last_img read more

Farm groups pushing for a farm bill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The two largest farming groups in the United States called for swift passage of the farm bill by a congressional conference committee.Faced with the lowest farm income in 12 years, the presidents of the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union are asking Senate and House conferees to move quickly. Everything from commodity price supports to childhood nutrition, soil and water conservation, trade promotion and more depend on swift passage.“America’s farmers and ranchers persevere even in the toughest times, but the farm economy has gone from bad to worse,” said Zippy Duvall, AFBF president. “Tariffs and stagnant global demand for commodities have left the agriculture economy in the worst shape we have seen since the farm crisis of the 1980s. Lender surveys and our own experience tell us spring could bring a wave of farm closures unless there’s major improvement in the marketplace.“Farmers and ranchers need the certainty that the farm bill provides to maintain the food security that all Americans want and need. It is more important than ever that Congress get the job done.”AFBF and NFU, together with more than 150 other organizations, also sent a letter to the Senate and House Agriculture committees asking the farm bill conference committee to pass an on-time, five-year farm bill before the September 30 expiration of the 2014 farm bill. A copy of the letter is attached.“Family farmers and ranchers are in need of certainty right now,” said Roger Johnson, NFU President. “Low farm prices due to international trade disruptions, commodity market oversupply, and domestic policy uncertainty are putting significant financial strain on farmers. If Congress is to provide real relief and certainty to those who feed, clothe and fuel our nation, as well as continue the important environmental sustainability work and diverse market promotion of past farm bills, they need to pass a strong farm bill before Sept. 30.”last_img read more

Maharashtra cautions U.P. on labour

first_imgThe Maharashtra government has urged its counterpart in Uttar Pradesh to keep a check on influx of labour with criminal background into the State. Maharashtra has about 4-5 lakh mathadi (head loaders) organised under 34 welfare boards, which have lately pointed to workers from U.P. with a criminal background, senior officials said. Workers from Bihar and U.P. had come under attack in Mumbai following clashes between workers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Samajwadi Party at Dadar in 2008. The issue of labourers with a criminal background has become the subject of a debate in Maharashtra. Industries, Energy and Labour department. Separately, the workers’ unions too have been conducting drives to check criminal background of the workers. A recent letter sent by the State labour department to the Superintendent of Police, Jaunpur district, U.P., has mentioned four workers against who Mathadi Board of Maharashtra has pointed to registered criminal cases in U.P.. The department has urged U.P. Government and Jaunpur SP to conduct an enquiry and take action. “A complaint was brought to our notice that four Mathadi workers on Mathadi Board of Maharashtra have registered criminal cases against them. We have requested action against them and asked the U.P. police to investigate,” said Shrikant Pulkundwar, Deputy Secretary, Government of Maharashtra. A factual report has been asked to be submitted to the Government of Maharashtra as early as possible, officials said. “A general advisory has also been sent to them,” said an official of the state Government. The migrant workers usually work as labour, loading unloading stacking, carrying, weighing goods in hundreds of vegetable and agricultural committees across the State. The work and workers are governed by the Maharashtra Mathadi Hamal and other Manual Workers (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1969. Apart from monthly wages from the board along with social security like PF, gratuity, medical benefits, bonus, and leave wages, the workers in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, and Pune are allowed houses under a special housing scheme.Mathadi leader and leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Shashikant Shinde said a drive is being undertaken to check the criminal background of the workers in general and is not region-specific so far. “Earlier, there was case of a migrant worker who had a criminal background and it was brought to our notice. A general drive is conducted by Mathadi unions to check workers’ background,” said Mr. Shinde.last_img read more

Both Chinmayanand and law student denied bail

first_imgA local court in Shahjahanpur on Monday rejected the bail plea of former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand as well as that of the law student who has accused him of rape.Both are currently in judicial custody.While Mr. Chinmayanand is accused of misusing his authority to seduce or induce a woman to have sexual intercourse with him, the law student is charged with extortion among other clauses of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act.Om Singh, Mr. Chinmayanand’s counsel and spokesperson, said the district judge rejected both the bail applications.The court heard “our argument and was even in agreement with certain points, but eventually rejected the bail application,” he said.Mr. Singh said Mr. Chinmayanand would appeal against the order in the Allahabad High Court.The law student continues to be lodged in jail, while Mr. Chinmayanand is admitted to a hospital in Lucknow after he reportedly fell ill.Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Congress leaders led by former union minister Jitin Prasada were denied permission by the Shahjahanpur administration for a “nyay yatra” to Lucknow in solidarity with the law student.Mr. Prasada said he was put under house detention and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party government of “quashing an individual’s fundamental rights”.“U.P. is no Kashmir yet today I am in preventive custody for simply wanting to highlight the plight of the Shahjahanpur rape victim,” Mr. Prasada tweeted.The Shahjahanpur administration denied permission for the ‘padhyatra’ citing the law and order situation due to Durga Puja, Navratri and Ramleela festivals. Since the ‘padhyatra’ route included crowed roads, it was not possible to arrange for police security at such a short notice, the City Magistrate said.last_img read more

9 days agoMan Utd linked with Juventus midfielder Emre Can

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd linked with Juventus midfielder Emre Canby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are interested in signing Juventus midfielder Emre Can, according to reports.The Germany international has endured a tough season at Juve, with new boss Maurizio Sarri leaving him out of the club’s Champions League squad.Calcio Mercato says United are fans of the 25-year-old and would welcome his arrival at the club.Can, of course, played for United’s bitter rivals Liverpool between 2014 to 2018.He made 166 appearances for the Reds before joining Juve as a free agent. last_img read more

College Spun Media Is Looking To Hire A Full-Time Staff Writer

first_imgCS Square LogoCS Square LogoCSsquarelogo-e1344353072209We are expanding!College Spun, founded in September of 2012, is an independent sports blog that brings you the most interesting college athletics stories of the day. The publication, which reaches over three million unique readers per month, focuses on the social media aspect of the industry.We’re looking for one full-time writer to add to our staff for our Hoboken, New Jersey (next to NYC) office. We’re looking for candidates who are obsessed with both entrepreneurship and college sports. Ideal candidates will also have relevant experience in digital media. As an employee of College Spun, you will help dictate the site’s editorial direction.Qualifications:You must be entrepreneurially-minded and OBSESSED with college sports.You must have experience at an online publication.You must be a great writer who can spot an interesting story and have the personality to tell it in an entertaining way.You must be well-versed in social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc).You must be able to edit and manage other writers; team players only.You must not care about a 9-5, Monday-Friday lifestyle. Games are all on nights and weekends.You must be competitive by nature and self-motivated.You must be willing to relocate to the NYC area.Think you’re the perfect candidate? Then we can’t wait to meet you. If that’s not you but you know someone else who is that person, please introduce us.To apply, please email matt@collegespun.com with your resume and two writing samples.last_img read more

Advanced Stats Love Jackie Robinson

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, honoring the 67th anniversary of Robinson eradicating baseball’s color barrier. The eponymous event, which fills baseball fields with the spectacle of countless players sporting No. 42, is a great reminder of Robinson’s legacy. It’s also a prime occasion to remind people that — despite his legendary small-ball artistry — yes, sabermetrics thinks he was an awe-inspiring ballplayer, too.The topic recalls a great Rob Neyer post from more than a decade ago. Writing during the height of baseball’s culture wars (“Moneyball” had been published a month earlier), Neyer attacked the notion that sabermetrics wouldn’t have appreciated the skills of Robinson and other speedy African-American players (such as Rickey Henderson, whose playing style and tremendous value made him, in many ways, Robinson’s spiritual descendant).“You can accuse Bill James and sabermetrics of many things, but you cannot accuse them of not appreciating Jackie Robinson and Rickey Henderson,” Neyer wrote. “Those two brilliant players — not to mention Joe Morgan and Willie Mays and Cool Papa Bell and Barry Bonds, and hey let’s not forget Henry Aaron and Frank Robinson and Tony Gwynn and Eddie Murray — could play for any general manager.“If you think that sabermetrics doesn’t have a place for them,” he continued, “then you don’t understand sabermetrics. Because there’s not yet been a sabermetrician born who wouldn’t drool at the thought of Rickey Henderson and Jackie Robinson at the top of his imaginary lineup.”Yes, Robinson ranks just 108th all-time among position players in lifetime wins above replacement. But that’s a function of the late start he got to his career (he was a rookie at age 28) and his relatively short playing stint. Robinson was the National League’s seventh-best position player by WAR in 1948, his second season, then led the senior circuit in the statistic in 1949, 1951 and 1952, while also finishing second in 1950 and fifth in 1953.By 1954, Robinson was 36 and his quickness was on the wane (that year he posted a career-low speed score of 4.6, the only time he was ever below the league average of 5.0). He would retire after two more seasons. But that 1948-53 peak was as good as anybody’s ever been. Literally. Only four position players in MLB history — Willie Mays, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Lou Gehrig — had more WAR between the ages of 29 and 34. Numbers like that are why, despite Robinson’s short career, James ranked Robinson as the fourth-best second baseman ever in “New Historical Baseball Abstract.”So much for sabermetrics underappreciating Robinson’s skills.WAR can measure Robinson’s terrifying impact on the basepaths (he generated 31 more runs than an average player). WAR also takes into account his defensive value — total zone data estimates that Robinson saved 81 more runs than an average defender (primarily at second base, but with a little third base, first base and outfield mixed in). According to defensive WAR, Robinson saved the Brooklyn Dodgers 10 wins with his defense, combining his contributions relative to position and the importance of those positions in the overall structure of the defense.Most importantly, though, WAR accounts for the fact that Robinson was 261 runs better than average with his bat. Because of the highlight-reel baserunning plays, people often forget that Robinson was also an incredible hitter. He topped a .295 batting average eight times, winning the NL batting crown in 1949 with a .342 average. He also had the majors’ seventh-highest on-base percentage during the course of his career (1947-56), drawing a walk on 12.8 percent of his plate appearances in addition to his outstanding ability to hit for average. And his isolated power was 19 points better than the league average, so Robinson had some pop (even if his slugging percentage was driven in part by 54 career triples).In sum, Robinson was an all-around sabermetric star. There isn’t an area of the game where the advanced stats don’t consider him very good, if not one of the best ever. The notion that somehow Robinson has lost his luster as we learn more about what makes for winning baseball couldn’t be further from the truth. If anything, sabermetric stats help us appreciate Robinson’s greatness even more. read more