Families blast gun-act vote

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The suit alleges that gun distributors produce more firearms than the legitimate market can use, thereby promoting a second market for illegal gun distribution. Supporters of the soon-to-be-signed law say the gun industry cannot be held responsible for what criminals do with lawful firearms that are made properly and sold legally. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, had offered an amendment that would have let courts hear suits that cite dealers who sell weapons to people convicted of domestic violence. But Republicans in the Rules Committee led by Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, blocked the amendment from being heard. “Our laws should punish criminals who use guns to commit crimes, not law-abiding manufacturers of lawful products,” Bush said in a statement. Eugene Volokh, a University of California, Los Angeles, law professor, agreed. “The gun industry has been hit with a rash of lawsuits that are really much unlike anything we’ve seen for any other industry,” he said. He likened it to blaming alcohol distributors that sell beer in college towns for underage drinking. Maybe the distributors know teens will drink illegally, but restricting their ability to sell in those areas, Volokh said, “would take a lawful product away from legal users as well.” But the Southern California families of Buford O. Furrow Jr.’s victims say they still relive the day their loved ones were shot and called the bill’s passage devastating. Most of their anger, they said, is reserved for members of Congress. “I’m extremely disappointed,” said Alan Stepakoff of Northridge, whose son, Joshua Stepakoff, was 6 when he was shot in the leg and is a plaintiff in the suit. “I think the message that it sends is that our politicians are more concerned about their own re-elections than they are about the safety of their constituents,” he said. “It’s too bad they can pass this immunity but it’s so hard for them to pass a hate-crimes bill,” added Ismael Ileto. Ileto’s brother, Joseph Ileto of Chino Hills, was delivering mail on his Chatsworth route when Furrow, fresh from the shooting at the community center in Granada Hills, shot and killed him. Furrow later said it was because Ileto was not white. “The gun manufacturers need to be somewhat responsible for what they make and how they distribute it,” Ileto said. Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 [email protected] HOW THEY VOTED YES: Reps. Joe Baca, D-San Bernardino; Ken Calvert, R-Riverside; David Dreier, R-Glendora; Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks; Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands; Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita; Gary Miller, R-Brea; Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach. NO: Reps. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles; Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys; Jane Harman, D-El Segundo; Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-Torrance; Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs; Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood; Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena; Brad Sherman D-Sherman Oaks; Hilda Solis, D-El Monte; Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Families of the victims of a 1999 San Fernando Valley shooting rampage denounced Congress on Thursday as it approved sweeping legislation that protects the gun industry from nearly all lawsuits – including theirs. The House passed, 283-114, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, aimed at dismissing suits that seek to hold firearms manufacturers and distributors responsible for gun crimes. The Senate passed an identical version in July. President George W. Bush has vowed to sign it. “It’s very depressing, very upsetting. I have a lump in my throat with this,” said Donna Finkelstein of Chatsworth. “Unfortunately, we knew it was coming.” Finkelstein – whose daughter, Mindy, was among five people shot and wounded at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in August 1999 when an avowed racist opened fire there and later killed a Filipino-American mailman in Chatsworth – is a plaintiff in a high-profile suit with other families that now is likely to be tossed out of court. last_img read more

Cautious welcome for fishing quotas but Brexit threat looms large – Gallagher

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Fisheries, Pat The Cope Gallagher, has cautiously welcomed fishing quotas for 2020 which have been decided early this morning in Brussels.The Donegal Deputy said there is a cautious welcome to the fishing quotas agreed for 2020 from his party and those Irish fishermen who watch so closely these yearly deliberations.He said “I do welcome the increases in quotas for mackerel and haddock given their importance to fishing vessels from the North West, in the case of the mackerel increase it is correcting the flawed advice provided by ICES last year. “The reduction in nephrops, and its importance to Irish fishermen, is very disappointing but not unexpected. What is more concerning is the situation post Brexit. 40% of our nephrops are caught in UK waters. This area could be removed entirely by January 1st 2021 which will severely limit Irish fishing vessels.“This is why the future relationship between the European Union and the UK is so important. Trade negotiations between the EU and UK will have the biggest outcome for our fishing fleet next year. There could be potentially devastating outcomes for fleets which would have to remain in Port as almost 3000km of a water border would need to be policed.“We depend so much on access to UK waters it is imperative fish and trade talks are to the fore of future negotiations. Minister Creed, Commissioner Hogan and others have a responsibility in these negotiations to advocate on behalf of the Irish commercial fishing industry,” concluded Deputy Gallagher.Cautious welcome for fishing quotas but Brexit threat looms large – Gallagher was last modified: December 18th, 2019 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:BrexitdonegalmackeralPt teh Copelast_img read more

Raiders draft Clemson CB Trayvon Mullen in the 2nd round

first_imgALAMEDA — Mike Mayock apparently loved what he saw scouting the national championship game in person. With the Raiders selecting Clemson cornerback Trayvon Mullen at No. 40 overall, three of the Raiders’ first four picks come from either Alabama or Clemson.Mullen joins college teammate Clelin Ferrell and former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs in Oakland after the Raiders selected Ferrell with the fourth overall pick and Jacobs with the No. 24 pick on Thursday night.“I don’t want to put too …last_img read more

Wet Cave with Fossils Found in Dry Desert

first_imgThe Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places on earth – it gets about 1mm of rainfall per year, if that – but scientists just discovered a wet cave there.  Robert Roy Britt reported for Live Science that these desert caves can contain water, and at least one is loaded with fossils – indicating a moist climate for the region in the past.    The discovery was totally unexpected, the article says.  There is even evidence of prehistoric human activity.  Hundreds of thousands of bones in one of the Atacama caves, mixed with tree branches, were found eroding out of cave walls.  The article contains a link to a photograph of ungulate bones seemingly jammed together in the wall in a haphazard manner.  Ungulates (grazing animals that chew the cud) must have enjoyed a wealth of grass here at one time.    The team led by J. Judson Wynne of the SETI Institute was exploring the desert for caves that might resemble those on Mars, in hopes of finding likely places to look for life.  Mars is still a question, but there was apparently plenty of life at this location in the past.  The team is seeking to determine whether the bones were “dumped into the cave by prehistoric people or if perhaps they were trapped by a flood.”  One of the team members was “marveling over the extent of this deposition as well as discussing what could have possibly led to the deposition of these bones.”  Readers may want to follow the adventures of the expedition on Wynne’s blog.    Speaking of caves, another amazing underground feature has been exciting cavers since its discovery in New Mexico in 2001.  A large passageway in old Fort Stanton Cave sports a river of crystal running for over four miles – the longest known cave formation in the world.  See Live Science for the story.  Named the Snowy River by its discoverers, it is unique and beautiful.  They still have not determined how far it goes.  The Bureau of Land Management tells about its discovery and has a photo gallery of the river and the cave.  In a return trip last year, cavers were surprised to find water flowing over the crystal.  It had been dry on previous surveys.  Apparently new layers of calcite are deposited each time the underground river periodically flows.What a planet we live on.  There are still phenomenal discoveries to be made.  Imagine hundreds of thousands of fossils and tree branches buried in one of the driest places on earth.  What does that suggest?(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Elbow pain

first_imgDefinition This article describes aching or other discomfort in the elbow that is not related to direct injury.Alternative NamesPain – elbowCommon CausesElbow pain can be caused by a variety of problems. A common cause in adults is tendinitis, an inflammation and injury to the tendons — soft tissues that attach muscle to bone.People who play racquet sports are most likely to injure the tendons on the outside of the elbow. This condition is commonly called tennis elbow. Golfers are more likely to injure the tendons on the inside of the elbow.Other common causes of elbow tendinitis are gardening, playing baseball, using a screwdriver, or overusing your wrist and arm.Young children commonly develop “nursemaids elbow,” usually when someone is pulling on their straightened arm. The bones are stretched apart momentarily and a ligament slips in between, where it becomes trapped when the bones try to snap back into place. Children will usually quietly refuse to use the arm, but often cry out with any attempt to bend or straighten the elbow. This condition is also called an elbow subluxation (a partial dislocation).Other common causes of elbow pain are:Bursitis — inflammation of a fluid-filled cushion beneath the skinArthritis — narrowing of the joint space and loss of cartilage in the elbowElbow strainsInfection of the elbowHome CareGently try to move the elbow and increase your range of motion. If this hurts you, or you cannot move the elbow, call your doctor or nurse.advertisementCall your health care provider ifCall your doctor or nurse if:You have a prolonged case of tendinitis that doesnt improve with home care.The pain is due to a direct elbow injury.There is obvious deformity.You are unable to use the elbow.You have fever or swelling and redness of your elbow.Your elbow is locked.A child has elbow pain.What to expect at your health care providers officeYour doctor or nurse will examine you, and carefully check your elbow. You will be asked questions about your medical history and symptoms,such as:Are both elbows affected?Does the pain shift from the elbow to other joints?Is the pain over the outside bony prominence of the elbow?Did the pain begin suddenly and severely?Did the pain begin slowly and mildly and then get worse?Is the pain resolving spontaneously?Did the pain begin following an injury?What makes the pain better or worse?Treatment depends on the cause, butmay involve:AntibioticsCorticosteroid shotsPain medicinePhysical therapySurgery (last resort)ReferencesRonthal M. Arm and neck pain. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2008:chap 32.Regan WD, Grondin PP, Morrey BF. Elbow and forearm. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 19.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.last_img read more

a month agoCesc hails ‘amazing’ Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour

first_imgCesc hails ‘amazing’ Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmourby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on youngster Billy Gilmour.Monaco ace Fabregas hailed Gilmour after his starring role in Chelsea’s 7-1 Carabao Cup win over Grimsby Town.Fabregas tweeted: “He played amazing tonight. “Personality is the most important at this age and he’s got it all right. “Now time to keep learning and taking advantage of these games to prove the coach he’s good enough.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Videos: LSU 2017 5-Star RB/LB Commit Dylan Moses Has Really, Really Good Footwork

first_imgDylan Moses of LSU works on his footwork.Dylan Moses LSUDylan Moses, the No. 1 recruit in the 2017 class committed to LSU, is a player Tigers’ fans should be very, very excited about. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound prospect out of Baton Rouge, La., has been committed to LSU since 2013. He’s rated the No. 1 linebacker in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings but he can also play running back. Moses is ridiculously athletic. For further proof of his athletic prowess, check out these workout videos of him posted today. LSU’s 2017 class only has two commits – Moses and five-star defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin – but it’s ranked the No. 5 class in the country and the No. 2 class in the SEC by 247 Sports. [Tiger Droppings]last_img read more

Tough Market Conditions Force Team Lines to Close Its Doors

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay (Pixabay License) Hamburg-based container feeder operator Team Lines said it would discontinue all business operations as of February 11, 2019.The company opted for the move on the basis of deteriorating market conditions in Northern Europe over the recent years, combined with the ongoing consolidation process in the maritime sector which makes a continuation of Team Lines’ activities unsustainable.The company said that all obligations and commitments which have been undertaken, “will be would be honoured, and the wind down will happen in an orderly way.”Founded in October 1991, the company emerged from an amalgamation of the Baltic and North Sea liner traffic activities of four Hamburg-based shipping companies, namely H.M. Gehrckens, Ernst Russ, Johannes Ick  and Mathies Reederei Schwedendienst. In 2006, the Antwerp-based company Delphis acquired Team Lines.last_img read more

No 4 Ohio State notches three falls in 2918 Win Over No

Then freshman Kyle Snyder during a match against Minnesota on Feb. 6 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 22-13. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe No. 4 Ohio State wrestling team used bonus points from three pins to defeat the No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini 29-18 on Sunday.The Buckeyes got off to a slow start, as Illinois’ Travis Piotrowski cruised to a 10-0 upset over twelfth ranked Jose Rodriguez in the 125-pound weight class. The team followed the loss in the first matchup with a 12-4 major decision victory by redshirt junior and No. 2 nationally ranked Nathan Tomasello over No. 4 Zane Richards.OSU true freshman Luke Pletcher continued his impressive first year, picking up a 10-4 decision over Mousa Jodehat at 141 pounds.In the 149-pound matchup, fifth-ranked Micah Jordan and Eric Barone got off to a slow 0-0 start after one period, but Jordan eventually defeated Barone with an emphatic pin in the third period, putting the Buckeyes up 13-4 for the day.Ohio State then dropped three matchups in a row, starting with an 18-4 technical fall loss by 157-pounder Anthony DeCarlo to Kyle Langenferder, which allowed Illinois to make up some ground. The teams went into halftime with an overall score of 13-9.Redshirt sophomore Cody Burcher was defeated by top-ranked Isaiah Martinez 22-7. Martinez, a two-time national champion, easily handled Burcher at 165 pounds before redshirt senior Justin Kresevic dropped a 18-9 major decision to No. 12 Zac Brunson at 174 pounds.However, the Buckeyes dominated the higher weight classes, starting with an 18-7 major decision by No. 10 Myles Martin over No. 13 Emery Parker. No. 5 Redshirt freshman Kollin Moore followed that performance up with a pin victory over Illinois’ Andre Lee.“When you get a guy taken down, you just gotta smell the blood,” Moore said about his victory over Lee. “You want the pin.”World champion and heavyweight Kyle Snyder returned for the Buckeyes after not competing in their Jan. 6 tilt against Wisconsin in dominant fashion, finishing with nine takedowns in less than two rounds en route to pinning Deuce Rachal of Illinois to put an exclamation point on the Buckeyes’ performance.“It’s huge (winning a match with a pin), you want to finish the match with a pin,” Tomasello said after the dual. “That’s six points for the team, and looking at the Big Ten and Nationals (championships) it’s going to come down to some big wins and to get bonus points, that’s huge.”The fourth-ranked Buckeyes are not lacking confidence, as shown by their head coach, Tom Ryan.“We know that we’re in the hunt for a championship this year. We also know that these bonus points are critical, not in a dual, but in the national tournament,” Ryan said. “We have got to be a team that scores bonus points come March.”Ohio State will travel to Olney, Maryland to take on the University of Maryland on Jan. 22 at Good Counsel High School. Good Counsel is the high school of Snyder, who amassed a 179-0 record while wrestling there. read more

Heat wave Hot shooting leads OSU past Gophers

As Ohio State honored its 1960 national champion men’s basketball team on Sunday, the day seemed destined to be more about the past than the present. The 2010 Buckeyes didn’t appear to get the memo.Against a Minnesota team that had beaten them just three weeks ago, the Buckeyes shot 63 percent from the field and routed the Gophers 85-63 in one of their best performances of the season.Sophomore guard William Buford, who has been dealing with the effects of a root canal he underwent last week, scored a career-high 26 points. Buford made four-of-five from beyond the 3-point arc and added five rebounds and five assists.“Will’s a very tough kid,” coach Thad Matta said. “I thought he played extremely well today.”Juniors Evan Turner and Jon Diebler each scored 19 points of their own, and Turner handed out a game-high eight assists.The 19 points were the most Diebler has scored since the first week of January. He connected on five of his nine 3-point attempts, and it was one of the few times since the Big Ten season started that Diebler was able to get into a rhythm offensively.“I thought we played well all day,” Diebler said. “When Evan [Turner] and Will are playing like they are, they draw so much attention. It just got me some good looks today.”As for the Gophers, they have dropped four of their last five games and, in the process, have shown their “worst defensive effort in a long time,” coach Tubby Smith said.“It was a game that we really didn’t give ourselves a chance to win today,” Smith said. “Ohio State is a very talented team and they are playing well right now, but we’re not.”The win was OSU’s 13th win in as many tries at Value City Arena this season. The undefeated home record is something that Diebler said his team prides itself on.“Just having the fans that we have makes it a tough place to play,” Diebler said. “It’s tough to play on the road in the Big Ten, and you have to protect your home court. I think we’ve done a good job of that this year.”But for Turner, it was more than just a normal home game. The Buckeye point guard said that with the 1960 team looking on, he and his teammates knew they couldn’t disappoint. Fortunately for Turner, they didn’t.“I’m sure everybody could feel the presence of them,” Turner said. “It was just a big day; it was huge.”After the game, Turner was asked if perhaps this performance was a sign of things to come. Is it possible that, 50 years from now, his team will be celebrating the anniversary of its own championship?“That would be pretty cool,” Turner said. “You never know.” read more