160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – In 1950, a young corporal was tapped to do a general’s job.Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had made a commitment to ride as grand marshal in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in 1951, but was called away to duty.As a substitute, Ike expressed the desire that a wounded soldier from the Korean War take his place.The Department of Defense chose U.S. Army Cpl. Robert Gray, then 21, to ride in the parade as grand marshal.Gray, who now lives in West Covina with his wife, Mary-Lee, is also a volunteer with the West Covina Rose Float Foundation.“Being as I never had been to the Rose Parade before, I didn’t know what to expect,” Gray said. “It was one big rush. They ran you every place. You had luncheons to go to and dinners to go to.”To this day, Gray said he still has no idea why he was selected. He went from a Navy hospital at Camp Pendleton to the Rose Parade Hall of Fame with the likes of Bob Hope, Shirley Temple and Mary Pickford.“He doesn’t know for sure,” Mary-Lee Gray said. “It’s always been kind of a mystery.”The news of a local boy raised in Temple City who attended El Monte High School being the grand marshal in the world-famous parade had reporters and photographers from every newspaper in Southern California and Life magazine on his doorstep.They watched and photographed his every move, dug into his family past and even interviewed and profiled an old friend who the paper called “his sweetheart.”The young veteran, with his arm still in a sling, got to meet then-California Gov. Earl Warren and then-U.S. Sen. Richard Nixon, guest-star on Bob Hope’s radio show and grace the cover of the Jan. 15 issue of Life magazine.“It was a really nice experience,” Gray said. “It was a lot of fun.”The Grays have both been active in the West Covina Rose Float since 2001, when they rode on it to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of Robert Gray’s grand marshal ride.But that time, Robert Gray waved to the crowd with two arms.”“That’s (the sling) what made it difficult because you had to wave to the crowd and you only have one arm,” he said of his 1951 experience. “I guess there’s a secret to waving without getting tired, but I didn’t know what it was.” firstname.lastname@example.org(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2472
13 July 2011 The International Marketing Council of SA (IMC) has added its voice to the Mandela Day drive for civic participation with the launch of Play Your Part, a campaign designed to get all South Africans doing something, whether big or small, to contribute to a better future for all. Speaking at the launch of the initiative at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on Wednesday, IMC CEO Miller Matola said: “A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live and who take action by doing something positive, whether big or small, is good for everyone.” Play Your Part encourages ordinary citizens to use whatever resources they have at their disposal – whether time, money, skills or goods – to contribute to positive change in the country. “There are numerous stories and real life experiences ready to be told of people and organisations that are making a positive difference – these stories should be told to lift our spirits and inspire everyone to play their part,” Matola said at the press briefing. Matola said the campaign complements the Mandela Day campaign which is celebrated on Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, asking people to take 67 minutes of their lives to try and make the world a better place – while urging them “make every day a Mandela Day”. To join the movement, people can visit www.playyourpart.co.za, which connects to forgood, a home-grown social network that brings people and groups together for positive change. The forgood social network enables individuals and groups to create their own profiles, interact with others, garner support for their own causes and join in with others, depending on where they live and the things they’re passionate about. “The ethos and legacy of Nelson Mandela is important for the country, and not for a single organisation, because it carries the values of what this great nation should be about and … sets an example of what we should do,” Matola told journalists. “Therefore it is important that we all contribute towards making a difference in the country.”
Managing your energy level is every bit as important as managing your time. Your energy dictates your state, and it has a massive impact on the results you produce. You should sleep more, eat better, and exercise more if you want to have the energy you need to reach your goals.There is no longer any such thing as a sustainable competitive advantage. Your competitive advantage is a temporary condition, most probably not one of your own making. You should work like the devil to figure out how you might have another temporary competitive advantage as quickly as you can.The attitude that you carry into an interaction with another human being has more to do with the result than almost any other factor. If you believe that the conversation is going to be adversarial and prepare for battle, you will end up finding the skirmish for which you prepared. If you go in with the attitude to charm the socks of the person with whom you are meeting, there is an excellent chance you will succeed.Your limits are set by your self-limiting beliefs. So are mine. The reason people produce such wildly different results is that they believe they have different limits. Someone once said to me, “I could never write every day like you do.” I said, “I know.” He quipped back, “Well, I could if I wanted to.” Framing your limiting beliefs as a negative is better: “I don’t believe I could not write every day.” I am starting to believe I can’t not run every day.The world is spinning out of control. Less. It started spinning out of control about 5 billion years ago, and every age has thought their world has been spinning more out of control than at any other time. The total number of deaths during World War II totaled just over 48 million. Regardless of how it appears to you now, the world is actually more under control than it ever has been (which is not to say that it is not out of control, but have some perspective).
Pune: A female IT engineer in the city jumped to her death on Friday evening in Pune’s Wakad area.Pallavi Majumdar (27), worked at an IT company in Hinjewadi IT Park area and stayed in Wakad’s upmarket Park Street Society, according to the police. Her husband also works in an IT firm and was said to be at work at the time of the incident. The motive remains unknown, said the police. “The incident occurred sometime between 4.30 p.m. and 5 p.m. She left her child with her mother-in-law and jumped off the 11thfloor,” police said.He said that further details would be known after investigations.Last month, in a similar incident, a 22-year-old IT engineer jumped off the seventh floor of a building in the city’s Mundhwa area.
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Shahjahanpur (UP): The postgraduate student who has accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape on Saturday gave a pen drive containing 43 videos to the SIT to support her allegations. The woman was asked by the SIT to submit whatever evidence she had against the former Union minister. The special investigation team questioned the student on Friday and collected evidence from Chinmayanand’s bedroom here, sources said on Saturday.
On September 7th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called to a local residence for unwanted persons refusing to leave. The unwanted persons left prior to police arrival, however, one returned a short time later, driving a vehicle to the scene. The driver was found to be intoxicated while driving and was issued a 90 day roadside driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.On September 8th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding and expired trailer insurance. Two rifles were observed in the vehicle and the driver produced an expired firearms license. Charges for unauthorized possession of a firearm have been forwarded to Provincial Crown for approval.On September 12th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP were advised of a theft of Crossbow from a parked vehicle on Beryl Prairie Road. The vehicle had the door lock punched out to gain access while the owner was out hunting. File 2018-314 refers.On September 12th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling at 158 Km/Hr on Hwy 29. The driver was subsequently found to be impaired by alcohol and was issued a 90 day roadside driving prohibition and the work truck was impounded for 30 days. The driver was also issued violation tickets for excessive speeding and driving contrary to restrictions. HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Constable Bill McKenna with the Hudson’s Hope RCMP published this month’s policing report, saying that the detachment has seen an increase in break and enters as well as thefts.During the past four weeks, Cst. McKenna said that police responded to 57 calls for service and issued 34 motor vehicle act warnings and violation tickets, which is less than half the number of tickets issued in August.In addition, he said that two impaired drivers were located and issued immediate roadside driving prohibitions during last month. On September 12th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a theft of off road light bars that were unbolted and taken from a parked truck at Dunlevy boat launch. File 2018-317 refers.Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca/ for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the area’s “most wanted” page. Cst. McKenna did say that the Hudson’s Hope area has had an increase in break and enters and theft reports in recent weeks.“Several files are under investigation and the public are asked to be vigilant, to secure their belongings, and to report any suspicious people or vehicles to local police,” he said. “Remote residential and business properties, unattended vehicles, and storage facilities have been the most targeted. Property owners are encouraged to safeguard their properties and to check them regularly.”The policing highlights from the past four weeks in Hudson’s Hope are as follows:On August 25th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a joint check stop with BC Conservation office at Farrell Creek road. Several warnings for minor infractions were issue to drivers. One driver was issued a three month driving suspension under the Motor Vehicle Act.On August 27th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to Trespassers fishing near the Peace Canyon Dam spill way. The three were escorted out of the area and warned for Trespassing. The public are not permitted to access the river between the bridge and dam. Trespassers could be issued a $115.00 violation ticket for Trespassing and/or be charged criminally for mischief, for interfering in normal operation of the dam. Please keep in mind that the restriction is for public safety as the spill way may be opened for emergency purposes with little notice to persons on the bank.On September 5th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a stolen John Deer 50D Excavator and Hoe from a property near Reschke Road. Anyone with information can call the local detachment and quote file 2018-299
Grimsrud and Zabinsky during the Councillors’ oath of offcie. Photos by Scott BrooksFollowing the oath of office, Mayor Lori Ackerman made an emotional speech saying that she looks forward to working with the new council.“I want to congratulate those who were elected to represent the city of Fort St. John. I look forward to working with you over the next four years and I appreciate your dedication to council”, said Ackerman.Outgoing councillors Larry Evans and Bruce Christensen were presented with gifts in honour of their service to council.Former Councillors Christensen and Evans surrounded by council as they were presented with parting gifts on behalf of the city. Photo by Scott BrooksThe next city council meeting is on Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John held the first inaugural council meeting of the new term at City Hall on Monday night.The Honourable Brian Daley, Provincial Court Judge, was on hand to conduct the Mayor and Councillors’ Oath of Office.Becky Grimsrud and Tony Zabinsky were the new councillors among the six to be sworn in at the meeting.
Yamunanagar (Har): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his idea for a minimum income guarantee scheme for the poorest of poor came from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Rs 15 lakh promise’ made ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.Gandhi said the Congress’ poll promise for the ambitious ‘Nyay’ (Nyuntam Aay Yojna) under which Rs 72,000 will be deposited each year in the bank accounts of 20 per cent of the country’s poorest is ‘historic’ and claimed that the prime minister looks ‘shaken’ ever since the announcement was made on Monday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Accusing Modi of helping certain industrialists, Gandhi said he protects the rich while refraining from helping out the debt-ridden farmers, adding this ‘Chowkidar’ is a thief . On the contrary, Gandhi said his party bats for the poor, the weaker sections and the farmers. The 2019 polls are a fight between two ideologies. On one hand are the BJP, the RSS and Narendra Modi and on the other is the Congress,” he said. Gandhi was on a day’s visit to Haryana to be part of Congress state unit’s ongoing six-day lone Parivartan Yatra , which began from Gurugram earlier this week. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KGandhi said unlike the BJP his party keeps its promise and referred to ‘Nyay’ the Congress plans to introduce if it forms the government. “He (Modi) promised putting Rs 15 lakh into every Indian’s bank account. Did anyone get anything? he said at a public meeting in Yamunanagar district’s Jagadhri town. “Truth is when our Government is formed we will put Rs 72,000 a year into the accounts of 20 per cent of the country’s poorest. Modi spoke lies about putting Rs 15 lakh into every Indian’s bank account, However, I felt that the idea about putting money into bank accounts of the poor was a right one if implemented with sincerity. I caught hold of this idea. I spoke to Congress party’s thinktank and told them about Modi’s Rs 15 lakh promise and said he did not fulfil it, instead what he did was to do injustice to farmers, hit small shopkeepers with demonetisation, and brought Gabbar Singh Tax (GST), Gandhi said, adding he told the party’s thinktank to come out with a scheme to benefit poor and they worked out the modalities in six months. Gandhi was referring to Modi’s 2014 election speech when as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate he promised to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks within 100 days of coming to power. Modi had also said that if all the black money was brought back to the country, it would be enough to deposit Rs 15 lakh in every poor person’s bank account. “It(Nyay) is historic, so much historic that you must have seen Narendra Modi’s face on TV during the past 2-3 days, he looked shaken . Gandhi also accused Modi and BJP of spreading hatred and anger and putting real issues on the backburner. “In the last five years, Modi ji has waived Rs 3.50 lakh crore of 15 industrialists.