Santa Anas, sunshine expected this week

first_img“We’ll continue to monitor that as we get toward the end of the week and see how things shake out,” she said. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2236160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre He said about 21 extra firefighters will be standing by countywide, down from the 100 originally planned. “Right now, we’ve scaled that back quite a bit because of what the weather service was predicting,” he said. “The initial forecast was predicting severe Santa Ana conditions, but they’ve revised that.” National Weather Service officials said they were monitoring the situation, but don’t expect significant winds to return until the weekend. “We’re still seeing dropping humidity once the marine layer clears,” Hurd said. “There are still some fairly severe conditions because of the ongoing drought.” Bartling said specialists will continue to watch for the predicted return of the Santa Anas. Sunny, cool conditions are expected to remain through Thanksgiving weekend, as Santa Ana winds return this week, officials said. Temperatures will remain in the mid-70s and upper 60s with mostly clear skies throughout the week, said Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist with the National Weather Service. An off-shore wind will be blowing over the next several days between 15 and 25 mph. Despite cooler weather, there is still a fire risk because of dry conditions, a fire inspector said. “Just be cautious about using spark-causing machinery and camp fires,” Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Jason Hurd said. “Be cognizant of where you are, and if you see any smoke, dial 9-1-1 immediately.” last_img read more

CAF Confederations Cup: KCCA FC eye perfect result at home to Paradou

first_imgKCCA FC dropped from the Champions League. (PHOTO/File)CAF Confederations Cup KCCA FC vs Paradou AC StarTimes Stadium, LugogoSunday, 27-10-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – KCCA FC will be hoping for a good result when they host Algerian side Paradou AC in the CAF Confederations Cup playoff round first leg on Sunday.The Kasasiros have had a trying Continental campaign so far and will be desperate to ensure they reach the group stages.Mike Mutebi’s side overcame African Stars in the Champions League first round and looked on course to a return to the lucrative group stages.However, they lost on away goals to Petro de Luanda in the playoff round and as a consequence, dropped into the Confederations Cup.Ahead of the first leg against Paradou, Mutebi is optimistic his side can get the job get done.“Having dropped out from Champions league, we are going to try to pullout all what we have to see that we negotiate this tie and go to the group stages and we have the capacity to do it and we have to win, said Mutebi.“They have experience, they play very well on the counter attacks, manage the ball so well but my boys too have enough experience having played more games on the continent despite being young.“We are ready to deal with that challenge, meaning we must match them in as far as using the ball is concerned.”KCCA FC will have Muzamir Mutyaba make a timely return from a lay off. Muzamir got injured in the club’s CAF Champions League qualifier against Petro De Luanda and has not played competitive football since. Left back Eric Ssenjobe is back as well and has been included on squad to play on Sunday while the match comes too early for Julius Poloto, Jurua Hassan, and Sadam Juma. The trio of John Odumegwu, John Revita, Keziron Kizito, and Erisa Sekisambu is ineligible.To get here, Paradou knocked out three time record champions CS Sfaxien of Tunisia 3-1 on aggregate to reach this stage after eliminating CI KAMSAR of Guinea by 3-1 on aggregate in the first round.They will not be a walk in the park for KCCA FC but are yet to score a goal on their travels.Paradou who are not doing well in Algeria Topflight league, will rely on Yousir Bouzok and Abdelkadir Ghorab who are their leading goal scorers in the tournament so far.Hamza Mouali one of the goal scores against Sfaxien will also be key in defense not forgetting the young midfilder Hichman Boudoaui the only local based player in the Algerian Squad that won the famous African cup of nation in July this year.The second leg between the two sides will be played on November 3rd in Algeria where the winner on aggregate will reach the group stages.Comments Tags: CAF Champions LeagueCAF Confederations CupKCCA FCMike MutebiParadou AClast_img read more

Rahul attacks Modi on farmers’ plight

first_imgTaking forward his ‘question-a-day’ campaign, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on December 7 targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the problems afflicting the farm sector and farmers.Asking his 9th question in the series, he asked, “Neither loan waiver, nor remunerative price for produce, neither received crop insurance benefit, nor were tubewells installed.”The Congress leader also used the ‘Gabbar’ jibe to target the Prime Minister. “Agriculture hit by Gabbar Singh, land snatched and the (Annadatta) farmer was rendered useless. PM sahib, explain why such step-motherly treatment with the farm labour?” he said on Twitter.Mr. Gandhi had earlier termed the Goods and Services Tax as Gabbar Singh Tax to attack the government.Under the ongoing offensive, the Congress leader is using the tagline 22 saal ka hisab, Gujarat maange jawab (22 years of account, Gujarat demands answers), in the run-up to Gujarat elections starting December 9.The Congress vice-president has been tweeting to pose daily questions to the Prime Minister over the performance of the BJP in Gujarat and its “unkept” promises over the past 22 years of its rule in the State.last_img read more

At DFC in Thunder Bay art club is more than just an

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN News Saturday15-year-old Ariana Chikane from North Caribou Lake enjoys the extracurricular activities at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC).“I didn’t have supplies back home like I saw an art club here and it looked fun and I joined it,” she said.“That’s how I got into it.”DFC Student Ariana Chikane from North Caribou Lake.The talent that comes from this club is on display all over DFC.It’s also hanging in the city’s airport, and in exhibitions at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.The art club is an outlet for students like Chikane who are attending high school away from home and family.North Caribou Lake where Ariana is from for instance is a fly in community located 500 km north of Thunder Bay.In fact, many of the 100 students attending DFC come from remote First Nations spread out across northern Ontario.The students have worked with well-known Anishinabe artists like Saul Williams in the past.“It’s like once a week but then I do art every day after school.”This year, they tried something new with local art educator Elizabeth Buset.“Stenciling is a medium that I work with,” said Buset. “I don’t really consider myself a graffiti artist because I don’t do like freehand spray painting but I do do stencil work.”The completed project is a spray painted wall mural.It reflects the different subjects at DFC.“They selected all the images and then from there we designed the stencils, they hand cut them all and then it came up to the actual spray painting of the mural, they chose where it would be positioned on the wall, what colors it would be, the layering, it was all collaborative from start to finish,” said Buset.Ariana and her cousin Robyn did a piece by the late Anishinabe artist Roy Thomas.“I learned about him, found out about him in art class,” said Ariana.Thomas’ wife Louise owns Ahnisnabae Art Gallery in Thunder Bay.The DFC art club presents Louise Thomas with a spray painted version of her late husband’s art. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTN She said it’s important to support the young artists at DFC.“There’s a lot of wonderful artists that are coming out of this school,” said Thomas. “When you look at these young people, our people, we have just natural talent.”Thomas said she hopes the art club can inspire youth.“We need to have these things to inspire other artists even if you’re not from this school, there’s lots of talent out there,” she said.“I always encourage artists don’t waste your talent, do something with your talent.”For Ariana, it’s all about the fun experience.“I like bringing stuff to life.” read more