Art in the Loft Brings Awareness to Human Trafficking in Thursday’s ‘Red’ Exhibit

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWhat comes to mind when you think about the color red? And energy is what Art in the Loft is planning on bringing to the 3RD Annual Juried Art Exhibit.An opening reception will be held this Thursday with quite a bit of unique art pieces. Thursday night’s theme of: “Red” will also bring light to some important issues that are currently going nationwide. The reception begins at 6 pm.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending on October 2Next K-9 units get hands-on training at annual workshoplast_img read more

Bangladesh get the better of England

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP):Captain Mashrafe Mortaza inspired Bangladesh to a 34-run victory against England in the second one-day international yesterday.Mortaza hit a 29-ball 44 as Bangladesh accelerated to 238-8 in testing conditions and then claimed 4-29 to bowl out England for 204 in 44.4 overs.The three-match series is level at 1-1.Mahmudullah set the platform for Mashrafe with a superb 75.Jos Buttler scored a run-a-ball 57 for England, while Jonny Bairstow made 35. Adil Rashid (33 not out) refused to give up, adding two significant partnerships after his team was reduced to 132-8.Bangladesh held its nerve as Mortaza fittingly sealed the deal with the wicket of last man Jake Ball.Fast-bowler Taskin Ahmed took 3-47.England found itself vulnerable on a pitch that was slower than the one used in the first match.Mortaza admirably moved the ball both ways to spark the top-order collapse. He made the initial breakthrough with the wicket of James Vince (5).Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan, who opened the bowling, dismissed Ben Duckett through the gate for a duck. Mortaza then struck twice, dismissing Jason Roy (13) and Ben Stokes (0).England was reduced to 26-4, but Buttler and Bairstow combined for a 79-run partnership. It came to an end after Bairstow’s expansive drive against Ahmed cost his wicket.But the biggest blow for England came when Ahmed won a video review to remove Buttler, who tried to flick a length ball. Buttler appeared angered by something that had been said to him and was slow to leave the pitch.At 132-8, victory looked unlikely despite more than 20 overs still to be bowled. Rashid gave England fresh hope, adding 27 with David Willey (9) before sharing 45 runs off 37 balls with Jake Ball (28 off 22).Mortaza broke the resistance to help his side stay alive in the series.Earlier, Mahmudullah held together the innings after England captain Buttler opted to bowl first.Mortaza’s late surge helped give the Bangladesh bowlers something to defend.Mortaza added 69 runs off eight overs with Nasir Hossain after Bangladesh found itself on 169-7.SHORT BALLSFast-bowler Chris Woakes had used short balls to good effect to remove the two openers -Tamim Iqbal (14) and Imrul Kayes (11).Ball dismissed Sabbir Rahman (3) to leave Bangladesh 39-3 before Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim combined for a 50-run partnership.Rahim played an injudicious pull off Ball to throw away his wicket, leaving Mahmudullah to dig in deep.Mahmudullah hit six fours in his 88-ball knock before giving away his wicket while trying to paddle-sweep against leg-spinner Rashid.Mortaza smashed a six on only the second ball he faced. He hit two fours and three sixes before being run out on the penultimate ball.Mosaddek Hossain contributed 29, while Nasir Hossain was 27 not out.Fast bowlers Woakes and Ball, and leg-spinner Rashid, claimed two wickets apiece.ScoreboardBangladesh InningsTamim Iqbal c Ali Woakes 14Imrul Kayes c Willey b Woakes 11Sabbir Rahman b Ball 3Mahmudullah lbw b Rashid 75Mushfiqur Rahim c Ali b Ball 21Shakib Al Hasan c Buttler b Stokes 3Mosaddek Hossain c Ali b Rashid 29Nasir Hossain not out 27Mashrafe Mortaza run out 44Shafiul Islam not out 0Extras: (4lb, 6w,1nb) 11TOTAL: (For 8 wickets) 238Overs: 50Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-26, 3-39, 4-89, 5-113, 6-161, 7-169, 8-238.Bowling: Chris Woakes 9-0-40-2, David Willey 8-1-36-0 (3w), Adil Rashid 10-0-53-2 (2w), Jake Ball 8-0-44-2 (1w), Ben Stokes 6-1-22-1 (1nb) , Moeen Ali 9-0-39-0.England InningsJason Roy lbw b Mortaza 13James Vince c M Hossai b Mortaza 5Ben Duckett b Al Hasan 0Jonny Bairstow c Rahim b Ahmed 35Ben Stokes b Mortaza 0Jos Buttler lbw b Ahmed 57Moeen Ali c Al Hasan b N Hossain 4Chris Woakes c Rahim b Ahmed 7Adil Rashid not out 33David Willey lbw b M Hossain 9Jake Ball c N Hossain b Mortaza 28Extras: (7lb, 6w) 13TOTAL: (all out) 204Overs: 44.4Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-14, 3-24, 4-26, 5-105, 6-120, 7-123, 8-130, 9-159, 10-204.Bowling: Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-50-1 (1w), Mashrafe Mortaza 8.4-0-29-4 (1w), Shafiul Islam 8-0-37-0 (1w), Taskin Ahmed 8-0-47-3 (3w), Nasir Hossain 10-1-29-1, Mosaddek Hossain 1-0-5-1.Toss: won by England.last_img read more

Hacienda Heights student to start naval career at Annapolis

first_img“It’s one of the 10 hardest schools to get into,” boasted her father, Henry Gonzales, a regional vice president for First Mortgage Corp. Why shouldn’t he brag? Samantha is his second child to be accepted into the hallowed military academy. His son, Nicholas, 20, is now finishing up his sophomore year in Annapolis. Now, his younger daughter is donning the naval uniform. “We’re not allowed to take any civilian clothes. We have to wear uniforms the entire first year,” she said. The elder Gonzales noted that upwards of 50,000 students try out for one of just 1,200 academy openings every year. In addition to great grades, the academy judges applicants on community service work and athletic participation. HACIENDA HEIGHTS – Samantha Gonzales has to go out and buy a new toothbrush for college. That’s it. That’s all the 18-year-old from Hacienda Heights is allowed to bring to her new college, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., when she leaves in June. The Wilson High School graduate will join more than 1,000 other candidates – plebes, as they’re called – who will begin their naval careers in one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. The Navy wants a well-rounded individual with good character,” said Samanta, who was a student athlete at Wilson, as well as president of the school’s Key Club. Brother Nicholas said he was surprised when his little sister expressed an interest in a military academy. “I told her to attend one of the academy’s summer seminars, and I was surprised by how much she enjoyed the experience,” the Navy cadet said. “I really liked it,” said Samantha. “Once we went on a 5-mile run, and the company has to stay together so they put the slowest runners in front. My company put all the girls up front because they didn’t think we could keep up. But I’m a good runner, so I set a pace that surprised them.” Samantha said she wants to major in chemistry and would like to go on to become a surgeon some day. Candidates to the academy have to be nominated a member of Congress. Samantha was nominated by Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Norwalk. “The bottom line is that we’re proud of our kids,” Henry Gonzales said. “They’re serving their country and getting a first-rate education.” richard.irwi[email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 28011 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