first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The 6-foot-6 Erram was reduced to tears on the bench and he said the scene was a testament to his love for the game.“My passion for the game is really high and to not be able to perform well and us not making the right decisions is just disappointing,” Erram said. “I’m disappointed with the team and more disappointed with myself because I’m not able to perform.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut Erram didn’t let his emotions get the better of him for the remainder of the game and he couldn’t have done it without his teammates and coaches.“My teammates and coaches didn’t give up on me. They helped me get my composure back and I was able to get my confidence back to perform better.” Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES UAAP Football: Andes’ hat trick propels FEU over Adamson PBA IMAGESEven big boys cry.Blackwater center Poy Erram turned emotional after committing a turnover midway through the third quarter during a crucial game against Phoenix Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Erram more than made up for that miscue as he kept the Elite’s playoff bid going after an 83-78 win.The 28-year-old Erram continued to make his case as one of the best big men in the league with another double-double, finishing with 12 points and 19 rebounds on top of five blocks.The former Ateneo star joined elite company, tying reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo with the most double-doubles this season with seven.“I’m happy that I’m able to be side-by-side with the four-time MVP even if it’s just in the stats department but I owe this to my teammates and coaches’ trust in me.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgThe International Education and Resource Network (IEARN-Liberia) in collaboration with the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program, celebrated the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) over the weekend in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The occasion was attended by young people from across the country.According to the organizers of the event, the celebration was aimed at encouraging youths to volunteer and render services that would help improve the conditions of their country, communities and its people.GYSD is an annual celebration of young volunteers around the world. It is designed to encourage youths to participate in community service and service learning. The day honors those who have contributed to their communities through voluntary commitment.The Buchanan celebration was held under the theme: “Youth Service and Volunteerism for a Clean Coastal Environment “with the Motto: “Providing Leadership through teamwork.” The importance of environmental sanitation was highlighted at the program. The youths learned the importance of volunteerism and how to keep their various communities and beaches clean.Serving as Guest Speaker at the occasion was the research analyst of the Bureau of Afro- Asian Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Akoi. Mr. Akoi said in order for young people to achieve their personal and professional goals in life, they must work together by taking advantage of voluntarism.He spoke on the theme: “Empowering and Motivating youths through the improvement of communities in the world.”Mr. Akoi said young people should take advantage of technology; adding that the future of modern learning is squarely in technology. “How can one unlock the social network and media that helps children makes new connections?” He asked.He said social networks and social media are helping young people globally to make positive connections, adding that the experts’ have given advice that parents need to make Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social networks a safe and enriching part of their family life.“From cutting–edge approaches, to communications and teamwork, to bold new ways to bring ambitions to life, this engaging presentation shows attendees how to catalalyze (cause or accelerate a reaction by acting as a catalyst) personal and professional growth overnight.By leveraging emerging opportunities and trends, anyone can unlock their potential for greatness or discover the fast lane to success in no time flat,” he explained. At the event, which also included a workshop, youths learned the importance of keeping their beaches clean in order to help keep community-dwellers healthy. IEARN- Liberia Program Director, Jacob F. Bandiyo, urged the participants to be ambassadors for themselves by educating others about the importance of having clean beaches.According to Mr. Bandiyo, his organization will this year set up an environmental taskforce that will help in the process by observing various beaches in the county and continue to carry on community sanitation.Mr.Bandiyo urged the youths to engage in community activities for the betterment of the country stating that through voluntarism the country will compete with others in the Sub-region.He however disclosed that the GYSD reminds the youth of their importance to the world at large by encouraging people to give back to their countries and communities, by taking the mantle to the people through volunteerism.The IEARN- Liberia Program Director urged the participants to be ambassadors for themselves and their communities by educating others about the importance of having a clean beach.GYSD is observed every April 10. This day was launched as National Youth Service Day in 1988 in the United States, it is coordinated by Youth Service America and most of the projects are based in the United States.Every year the GYSD program brings together a growing number of volunteers from other parts of the world who take part in a series of activities; including the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) alumni and youth volunteers from Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFormer Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran has spoken out against the reluctance to move forward with a date for General and Regional Elections, joining many other groups and individuals who have criticised the Government following Chief Justice Roxane George’s ruling on the no-confidence vote.In his weekly column Conversation Tree, the prominent attorney said the coalition Government need not issue a proclamation to dissolve the National Assembly and another proclamation for elections, just in case it succeeds in the Court of Appeal or the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).However, he believes that the announcement will force the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to begin serious preparation for the elections, explaining that if in considering a date for elections, Government does not see this shared approach as one that should be adopted.Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran“The end result is that March will come and go and the Government will be still in office without legal status and without elections having been held, or a date fixed, or the GECOM not having ceased to drag its feet. The Government has no way of resolving this self-imposed conundrum,” he added.Ramkarran reasoned that if Government loses its appeals, as expected, it cannot lawfully remain in office and cannot lawfully preside over elections. “The Government would demonstrate wisdom by beginning to consider the formation of a national Government, as a potential way out of the conundrum, if the March deadline is exceeded without elections being held,” he opined.The Chief Justice ruled that the N-confidence Motion was lawfully passed on December 21, 2018, in the National Assembly by a 33-32 vote, and that the vote of Charrandas Persaud was lawful, notwithstanding that as a dual citizen, he was unlawfully occupying his seat in the National Assembly.Consequent upon those findings, the Chief Justice ruled that the Cabinet automatically resigned on the passing of the No-confidence Motion. The Chief Justice granted neither a stay of execution nor a conservatory order which would have preserved the status quo ante. Yet the Government announced that the status quo remained and Government business will be conducted as usual.“This statement, disrespectful and defiant of the Chief Justice’s ruling, presumably means that the Cabinet will continue to meet and function and take decisions affecting the governance of Guyana, even though it is unlawful to do so. In effect, the Government’s functions must be limited to the implementation of existing decisions as no new ones can be made by the non-existent Cabinet,” he asserted.Open defiance of lawful authorityThe former House Speaker also interpreted this to mean that those Members of the National Assembly who hold dual citizenship will continue to occupy their seats even though the effect of the Chief Justice’s ruling in relation to Charrandas Persaud’s means that their membership is unlawful.He said, “Such bold, brazen and open defiance of lawful authority, of the Constitution and of the rule of law by a Government, have never been seen in Guyana after the (Forbes) Burnham era, or in the Commonwealth Caribbean, or in any democratic country for that matter.”Ramkarran feels the decisions of the Chief Justice have material consequences. The functions of the Government are necessarily limited because the Cabinet does not exist and no decisions can be made. Only decisions already made can be implemented by Ministers and Ministries.This means that if President David Granger does not recognise caretaker status for the Government because such a status is not provided for in the Constitution, it needs to recognise that its functions are limited as a result of the decisions of the Chief Justice. “If the Government defies this consequence of the Chief Justice’s decision, it will be flaunting its disrespect for the Judiciary and the Constitution,” he argued.Ramkarran has dubbed the decision of the Chief Justice as a historic development in Guyana’s democratic and judicial history. He said never in the history of Guyana as an Independent nation has the life and existence of a Government attracted the attention of the court. And if the consequences of the No-confidence Motion had been accepted, judicial intervention would not have been necessary.“As it is, our Judiciary was tested as it never had been, and it stood tall. First, the speed with which the cases were heard and the decisions given, based on the Chief Justice’s recognition of their public importance, are a new dimension to the administration of justice in Guyana, pioneered mostly by the Chief Justice, despite the onerous work load that she carries,” he noted.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez, pictured in December 2017, completed his transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 25 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Thursday hailed new signing Alexis Sanchez as one of the “best attacking players in the world”, confirming he will be in the squad to face Yeovil in the FA Cup.United travel to the fourth-tier club on Friday at the start of a weekend that will also see Premier League leaders Manchester City tested by Championship high-fliers Cardiff and Liverpool taking on West Brom in the fourth round. Chile international Sanchez, 29, completed his transfer from Arsenal on Monday in a straight swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction.United’s new number seven, who has previously played for Italian side Udinese and Barcelona, is available for the Huish Park tie because he did not appear for Arsenal in their third-round loss at Nottingham Forest.“We’ve got one of the best attacking players in the world. I think he’ll be very important for us because we want to have the best players possible,” Mourinho told reporters.The United boss praised his new player’s versatility in attack, where he joins an impressive roster of players including Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and in-form players Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.“Our careers are almost made in the same countries simultaneously, so I know him very, very well,” said former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss Mourinho.“I saw him play on the right, on the left, as a striker and behind the striker, these are Alexis’s positions.“I saw him play in different tactical systems, with different philosophies of different managers, I saw him successful in every country, with every manager, with every system, in every position.”Earlier this week Yeovil, playing United in the FA Cup for the second time in four seasons, reacted to Sanchez’s potential debut on their home ground.“You said you’ve joined ‘the biggest club in the world @Alexis_Sanchez so it’s only right you start your #MUFC career in the biggest away dressing room in @SkyBetLeagueTwo. Maybe,” the club tweeted.Mourinho was asked about the possibility of another big acquisition, the return of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.“Madrid is on fire, the results are not good,” said the United boss. “I care about the club. I am the last one to add fire. Cristiano is the kind of player that every manager and club wants but only one manager and club can have him, (Zinedine) Zidane and Real Madrid.”– City clean sweep? –Pep Guardiola’s City remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple after reaching the final of the League Cup this week but have a tough challenge on their hands away to Cardiff, third in the Championship.Guardiola made clear where his priorities lie after beating Bristol City to reach the Wembley showpiece.“I like the Premier League a lot, because every single weekend or every three days you have to be ready,” he said. “For me that is more important. The Champions League is the most beautiful, the most prestigious.“But the Premier League is something special — like it was the La Liga for me or the Bundesliga in Germany. After that the FA Cup is important, and now we are in the final of the League Cup we try to win that.”Chelsea take on Newcastle in an all-Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge, licking their wounds after defeat to Arsenal in the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday.For all his league success at Juventus and Chelsea, boss Antonio Conte has yet to win a cup as a manager.In another all Premier-League tie, Liverpool host West Brom, looking to bounce back after defeat to bottom club Swansea ended their 18-match winning run in all competitions.Nottingham Forest’s reward for dumping out champions Arsenal in the third round is a trip to play Hull.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgLeicester City manager Nigel Pearson has admitted he is looking to sign new players as he attempts to get them out of the Premier League’s relegation zone.A 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium leaves the Foxes six points adrift at the bottom of the table, despite a plucky performance.And while he revealed his intentions to buy in January, Pearson feels bringing in the right men will be tough for his side.“It’s a difficult one to get the balance right in January,” he said. “We will try and be active but anybody that comes in will have to be right for us and of course you have to factor in the fact that you may not be able to [sign] the targets you want.“We’ll be working hard as always to improve the squad and complement what we already have but whether we can do it or not remains to be seen.”last_img read more

first_imgPACOIMA – A 3-year-old boy was seriously injured in an auto crash this afternoon, authorities said. The child was airlifted in serious but stable condition to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles following the crash. “It appears to be a severe impact,” said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The crash, which injured at least one other person, occurred around 3:15 p.m. in the 14000 block of Paxton Street, Humphrey said. No other informations was currently available. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.That did not mean, however, that the Dodgers aren’t exploring the possibility of replacing their current manager, Grady Little, with Torre, whose 12-year tenure at the helm of the New York Yankees ended last week when Torre rejected a one-year, $5 million contract with incentives. A story in Monday’s editions of the New York Post, citing two sources with “knowledge of the Dodgers’ universe,” said the club is talking with Little about possibly buying out his contract, which also carries an option for 2009. Another story that hit the wires on Monday night, from the Journal News of Westchester (N.Y.) County, which also cited two sources “close to the situation,” said Torre could be named the Dodgers manager in the next 24 hours. Colletti didn’t respond to messages left both on his office and cell phones. Little didn’t respond to messages left on his office, cell and home phones. But one Dodgers source with knowledge of the situation said “there is no truth to the story as it presently stands,” which is a long way from saying there is no truth to the story at all. Another source within the organization, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said, “I don’t know where any of this is coming from, but if you write it, you’ll look like an idiot.” Meanwhile, Torre himself made a guest appearance Monday night on the Late Show with David Letterman in which Letterman asked Torre about rumors involving him and the Dodgers. “There has been a time or two that something has been in the newspaper that hasn’t been true,” Torre said. “There is nothing to any of it, so far.” The key words to that statement might be “so far.” Although nothing appears imminent, there are indications that the Dodgers are at least exploring the possibility of replacing Little with Torre – and it is possible that exploration is going on at a level higher than Colletti. Both Colletti and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt said at the end of the season that Little will return in 2008. But that was before it became clear that Torre wouldn’t be returning to the Yankees. Meanwhile, Dodgers officials have been conspicuously silent in recent days, to the point that few in the organization are even returning calls from reporters. The only official comment to come out of Chavez Ravine on Monday was a vague dismissal of the matter by the club’s chief spokesperson. “Grady Little is the manager of the Dodgers,” said Camille Johnston, the Dodgers’ senior vice president for communications. “Beyond that, there is no further comment.” Torre, 67, managed the Yankees for 12 seasons, the longest uninterrupted tenure of any Yankees manager since Casey Stengel (1949-60). Torre guided the club to the playoffs every year and won 10 division titles, six American League pennants and four World Series. But the Yankees haven’t won a World Series since 2000 and were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round each of the past three seasons. One interesting subplot of the Dodgers possibly hiring Torre has to do with Don Mattingly, who was Torre’s bench coach this season and his hitting coach the previous three seasons. Mattingly was widely considered the favorite to succeed Torre until that job ultimately went to Joe Girardi on Monday, and Mattingly’s agent released a statement later in the day saying his client was “extremely disappointed” that he didn’t get the job. The statement went on to say Mattingly had informed the Yankees he wouldn’t accept a position as a coach on Girardi’s staff. That would make Mattingly a natural fit for a potential Torre staff in Los Angeles, especially given that Mattingly’s son, Preston, is a highly regarded Dodgers prospect. Preston Mattingly, a second baseman, batted .210 this season at single-A Great Lakes. Little, 57, just completed his second season as Dodgers manager. He led the club to the playoffs as a wild card in 2006 – the Dodgers were swept in the first round by the Mets – but the team collapsed down the stretch this year and finished fourth in the National League West with an 82-80 mark after losing 11 of its final 14 games. It was during that stretch, on Sept. 20, that a clubhouse rift between the veterans and young players became public when second baseman Jeff Kent complained to reporters after a loss at Colorado that several of the team’s promising young players, “don’t get it.” That same week, a reporter for the Dodgers’ radio affiliate, KFWB, citing unnamed players as his source, said Little had lost the clubhouse. tony.jackson@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BASEBALL: Reports say L.A. might hire ex-Yankees manager to replace Little. By Tony Jackson Staff Writer Although there were multiple reports out of New York on Monday that the Dodgers were close to hiring, or had already hired, Joe Torre as their manager, what little word there was coming from the organization clearly indicated otherwise. last_img read more

first_imgWITH just a week to EuroSurf 2011 hits Bundoran, watch this appetising video of a great event ahead.DDTV: EUROSURF 2011 VIDEO PREVIEW OF GREAT BUNDORAN EVENT was last modified: September 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:eurosurf 2011 videolast_img

first_imgChristmas HamperOn Sunday 11th of December Portsalon golf club members will contest for the traditional Christmas hamper. The event will be a shot gun start at 11 a.m. sharp and all participants are asked to record their names (four ball) by 6 pm Saturday to enable a draw to take place for tees and a tee off at 10.30 a.m.This event will be a qualifying event for the golfer of the year and all fairways will be in play on the day. Gaeltacht LeagueDue the adverse weather conditions the scheduled Gaeltacht League encounter with Cloughaneeley had to be postponed. It is likely that the match will not take place until January 2012. On Saturday 9th December club captain and Gaeltacht League captain Donal Callaghan will welcome Gweedore golf club to the Kingdom. The first tee is reserved for the match from 10. 30 a.mPortsalon Winter LinksThe next outing of the Portsalon Winter Links will be staged on Saturday 19th December EventsOn Saturday 10th December there is a gentsmembers competition and on Sunday11th December it’s the Christmas hamper competition and on Wednesday 14th December there is gents open stableford competition. Time sheets are in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to SaldanhaThe captain Donal Callaghan and council would like to express their thanks to all the members for their assistance and co- operation during the recent ceremony held in memory of all who lost their lives on the HMS Saldanha.ResultsOn Saturday the winner of the open competition was Sean Kelly (8) 34 points, 2nd Denis Sweeney (19) 34 points Gross Tim Browne (4) 26 points The winner of the Sunday members competition Sean Barrett (12) 34 points 2nd Sean Mc Cormack (18). On Wednesday 31st the winner was Sean Mc Cormack (18) 35pts 2nd : Ray Kennedy (28) 34pts Gross: Gerard Duffy (6) 27pts 3rd Neil Truelson (21) 34pts Christmas PartyThe Portsalon Christmas party will be held on Friday 16th December. For further details contact Sean Mc Gettigan.Gift VouchersFancy something special for that special person in your life this christmas, why not purchase a Portsalon Golf Club Gift Voucher. It’s the ideal gift for birthdays, Christmas or just to say thanks. For further details contact 074 9159459. Drop OffOver the past few weeks members and visitors have been requested to drop off the 2nd, 7th and 9th fairways. As a result the fairways on the selected holes are improving. The fairways will be clearly identified. Please ensure that you drop off on either side of the fairway.PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist wPORTSALON GOLF CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 8th, 2011 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:PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

first_imgArmed, undercover federal air marshals have been deployed to Metrolink trains and stations as part of a trial program to use officers on ground transportation systems, officials said Wednesday. The TSA air marshals, K-9 crews and inspectors who are part of the Department of Homeland Security are being stationed at six cities across the nation to familiarize officers with local transit operations in the event of a terrorist threat or attack. “Should a crisis occur, we want to be able to deploy resources in a timely manner,” said Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez. Melendez stressed there is no known security threat to Los Angeles and that the teams are being deployed merely as a test. She said this is the world we live in as a country at war, but added that a modest security enhancement should suffice. “Let’s not overdo it … because that puts fear in people,” she said. Teams of fewer than 10 people in each community are being deployed to train, bus and ferry systems in Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia and Baltimore. In Los Angeles, there are two undercover officers, as well as inspectors and K-9 units, deployed. The teams are expected to be deployed for three days between Tuesday and Sunday. Additionally, Los Angeles will be getting as many as six explosive-sniffing dogs through a separate TSA program to add canine teams to transportation systems nationwide. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Cmdr. Dan Finkelstein, who oversees Metrolink and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, welcomed the extra “eyes and ears” of the TSA marshals who have been working with his officers. “TSA has long been known for their role in airport security. They’re now branching out to surface transportation – buses and trains,” he said. “They’ve been just an extension of our staff and Sheriff’s Transit Services all along.” Burbank resident Paul Barrows, who rode Metrolink into downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, questioned whether guarding the commuter rail line was the best use of resources. “I don’t have a problem with it. … I don’t think there’s a threat,” he said. But LaTonya Jones of Van Nuys, who rode Metrolink with her mother to a doctor’s appointment downtown, welcomed the extra protection, so long as officers act carefully. “I really think it’s a good idea; they can keep more (in touch with) what’s going on. … I do think they should be cautious or careful,” she said. Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 160Want 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake He could not say if TSA had plans to permanently staff air marshals on Los Angeles-area trains. “This is basically preparedness training,” said Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell. “It’s to drill so we can see how quickly we can deploy these assets in an emergency.” Riders mostly welcomed the enhanced security even after a U.S. citizen was shot and killed last week during a confrontation with air marshals after the man claimed he had a bomb at the Miami airport. It was the first shooting by an air marshal since the program was expanded after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to reports. “It’s OK with me,” said Metrolink rider Elsa Belvel, a retiree at Union Station waiting for her train back to Palmdale. last_img read more