AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Whittier High School will hold a financial aid workshop for students and parents at 6:30p.m. tonight inside the school’s library, 12417 Philadelphia St. Counselors will review the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form line by line and give an overview of the college financial aid process. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 2000. Council OKs hike in trash fees LA MIRADA – The City Council has voted to raise monthly trash fees from $16.02 to $16.44. City officials granted the request Tuesday from Consolidated Disposal Service Co., which cited a 7.8 percent increase at the Puente Hills Landfill for disposal of trash. The monthly rate for senior citizens will increase from $9.63 to $9.88. For businesses, the monthly cost of typical service will increase by $5.20, to $138.62. Contract awarded for storm drain WHITTIER – The City Council has awarded a $91,242 contract to AKM Consulting Engineers of Irvine to design a new storm drain for the Flomar Drive area, north of Lambert Road. A storm drain is needed to remove excess water from Flomar, as well as Carnell and Starbuck streets, because the area tends to flood in heavy rains, city officials said. A culvert that now drains water off the three streets, running behind homes near train tracks, is so small that water backs up onto Flomar when it rains, officials said. Firm chosen for City Hall redesign LA MIRADA – The City Council has awarded a $17,225 contract to Pasadena-based La Ca ada Design Group to redesign the interior of City Hall. The group will work with city staff to prepare plans for a renovation of the interior of the 37-year-old City Hall. City officials Tuesday said the administrative office needs redesigning to provide more work space. Federal workers group to meet WHITTIER – Chapter 333 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11 a.m. today at Palm Park Activity Center, 5703 Palm Ave. The speaker will discuss grand jury service. Former and current federal employees are welcome at all meetings, and sack lunches are suggested. For more information, call (562) 695-2126. VFW to hold meatloaf dinner SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752 will hold a meatloaf dinner from 5:30 to 8p.m. Friday at the post, 11912 Rivera Road. Music begins at 8 p.m. The cost is $4.95. All proceeds benefit area veterans. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Friends of library seeking donations PICO RIVERA – The Friends of the Pico Rivera Libraries is seeking donated books for its book center. Although the center is making a special plea for children’s titles, it also is accepting donations of magazines, movie videos, books on tape, CDs and books in Spanish. The donated items will then be sold to help raise funds for the two Pico Rivera libraries. Donations can be made to the center, 9449 Slauson Ave., or arrangements for pick-up can be made by calling the center. For more information, call (562) 942-0258. – From staff reports
Shane Watson scored the first hundred of the 2019 Big Bash League but a power failure in Brisbane meant the match between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder had to be called off on Thursday. Watson’s 100 had earlier helped Thunder post 186 for 4 at the Gabba before a bizarre situation forced play to be called off.It could have been a memorable match for Sydney Thunder. Shane Watson’s 100 had set them up perfectly before Brisbane Heat were reduced to 10 for 2 following the dismissals of the Bash brothers – Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn.However, the play was stalled when, after the third over, two floodlights and several overhead lights on one head of the ground went out.”There has been a power outage occur which has interrupted play,” a Cricket Australia spokesperson said. “This is being looked into as a priority. Further updates will be provided in due course.”Watson left frustrated after floodlight failureSydney skipper Shane Watson and coach Shane Bond were eager to continue and even offered to bowl only spinners for the sake of safety. The crowd, meanwhile, flashed their torch lights on their mobile phones to try and help.It’s all over. Floodlight failure at the Gabba as prevented a finish #BBL08 pic.twitter.com/B7lKkqJ3y1KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 17, 2019Time and time again we’ve told The Gabba to switch to @alintaenergy… #BBL08 pic.twitter.com/c1yP3Z4Uc7KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 17, 2019However, the Heat were adamant they did not want to play. With Sydney Thunder in cruise control, Watson and Bond had every reason to feel frustrated.advertisement”We think it’s safe enough to play,” Bond told Fox Cricket.”We said we’d bowl our spinners because we want a game of cricket – obviously we’re in a stronger position (than the Heat).”The umpires have said we think its unsafe.”The whole city of Brisbane it seems was suffering from a power outage.Also Read | Why David Warner is returning early from Bangladesh Premier LeagueAlso Read | Rishabh Pant posts photo with girlfriend Isha Negi. Fans can’t keep calmAlso Read | Watch: David Warner bats right-handed in BPL 2019, smashes Chris Gayle for a sixAlso See:
Kolkata: The state government has prepared elaborate schemes to coordinate canals, wetlands and rivers to augment irrigation facilities during drought.On the occasion of World Water Monitoring Day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: “Today is World Water Monitoring Day. Our #Bangla Govt has recently announced the new ‘Jalashree’ scheme with the aim of coordinating irrigation projects involving canals, wetlands & rivers so as to give effective relief to people during periods of drought. The #Bangla Govt is already running the ‘Jal Dharo-Jal Bharo’ scheme with the objective of rainwater harvesting. The Jalatirtha scheme, for minor irrigation, has now been extended to the Sundarbans and the Hills.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned that the state government has declared July 12 as ‘Save Water Save Life Day’, which will be celebrated throughout the state every year. On July 12 this year, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took part in a road show that started from Jorasanko Thakurbari and ended at the statue of Gandhiji, where she addressed the gathering and urged them to take steps to conserve water. The state Panchayat and Rural Development department has asked all the Gram Panchayats to take up schemes to conserve water and practice rainwater harvesting. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) has made rainwater harvesting mandatory for the new big housing complexes. It has also started waste water recycling and the recycled water is used to water roadside plants and trees. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has also proposed to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in big housing complexes. After coming to power in 2011, Mamata Banerjee had asked all the municipalities to explore the possibility of withdrawing unfiltered water from various sources like rivers and other water bodies, filtering it and using it for drinking. Most of the municipalities along river Hooghly are now drawing unfiltered water from the river, purifying it and sending it to the households through pipelines. The Jalashree scheme has helped the people provide water to their farmlands during drought. This has been made possible with close monitoring by the state Irrigation and Waterways department. Meanwhile, under the Jal Dharo-Jal Bharo scheme hundreds of water bodies throughout the state have been cleaned and upgraded. In the vast areas of Sundarbans and the hills, the project has helped the farmers irrigate their land and thereby increase their produce.