first_imgROSEMEAD – Voters casting ballots in the March City Council election will find fewer precincts in the city, officials said Thursday. The number of polling places will be reduced to six, plus an all-mail ballot precinct, as a way to ensure Rosemead complies with a federal court order, City Clerk Nina Castruina said. “By consolidating you cut back on the opportunity for error,” said City Manager Andrew Lazzaretto. Having fewer precincts also helps cut the costs of providing bilingual poll workers and materials in other languages, Castruina said. “Even prior to what happened in Rosemead we took a proactive approach during the elections because this is such as diverse city,” said Truong. Like Rosemead, Monterey Park is required to provide election materials in Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese. In 2000, there were nearly 60,000 people living in Monterey Park, and 53,000 in Rosemead. Rosemead City Councilman John Nu ez said local elections officials do not want to take any chances March 6. “This will help ensure that the conditions are followed properly,” said Linda Hudson, Rosemead’s election consultant, of the reduced number of precincts. The act requires that election materials be made available in other languages if they are spoken by more than 5 percent of local residents of voting age, and if those voters are not proficient in English. The 2000 census showed that 31 percent of the Rosemead voters are Chinese, 13 percent Vietnamese and 41 percent Latino. Hudson said she does not think having fewer precincts will negatively impact voter results. “We’ve done everything we can to make it easier on voters,” Hudson said. “It will eliminate confusion for them.” Council candidate Polly Low said she has her doubts. “I think in general it will confuse a lot of people,” she said. “There have been people who have for years gone to the same polling place.” She said she hopes the change doesn’t discourage people from voting. Longtime Rosemead resident Kevin Donnelly said the change will not deter him from voting. “We’re not really that inconvenienced,” Donnelly said, “but I have heard that some people are annoyed at the change.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “There are absolutely costs associated with compliance,” she said. In 2005, the U.S. government sued Rosemead, Azusa and Paramount for violating the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. A judge found the cities had failed to translate municipal election materials into Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. Since the ruling, federal overseers have been patrolling Rosemead’s precincts to ensure the city follows federal election law. They will continue to so until August. Some cities not under scrutiny are complying with federal regulations without reducing the number of polling places. Monterey Park will have 16 polling locations. The city added a precinct for this election, said Deputy City Clerk Cindy Truong. last_img read more

first_imgmatch reports But neither could Pogba or Sánchez most times in the first half, that has become United’s problem. No one makes runs, no one sees passes. They are a static side and Mourinho seems powerless to do anything about it.United did start the second half in lively fashion, with Pogba driving forward with determination, though by the hour mark the game had returned to its original pattern. Pogba brought a save from Neto with a well-struck free-kick, but in open play there was not enough cohesion between United’s midfield three and their front players. When Valencia moved the ball around the pitch they did so much more effectively, even if they, too, lacked a convincing finish.When Michy Batshuayi skied a decent chance Pogba would have been particularly relieved. Not only did he give the ball away to set up the attack, he was too easily beaten to allow the cross to come in.While this has to count as an improvement on the West Ham performance the degree was slight. United are still looking for leaders on the pitch. Rashford took it upon himself to shoot from a free-kick right at the end and despite a ridiculously narrow angle he still managed to hit the bar. It was just about United’s best effort. 13 Neto 1 Jaume Possession 11 Martial 6 Kondogbia Man Utd Manchester United 22 Romero VAL50MNU50% 10 Rashford The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on WhatsApp 3 Man Utd Off target 4 Valencia 8 Man Utd On target 2 Valencia Read more 24 Garay 50 50 They began stodgily, as might be expected of a side low on confidence, with only Rashford offering glimpses of penetration on the left. Valencia looked like a team prepared to soak up pressure and make the most of occasional opportunities, but as they gradually realised there was not going to be any concerted pressure they began to get forward and show what they could do.Gonçalo Guedes’s shot was saved by David de Gea before he and José Luis Gayà began to work out that there was almost unlimited space to exploit behind United’s captain, Valencia, on the left. One of several openings created through that channel might have led to the away side opening the scoring midway through the first half, only for Rodrigo to scuff his shot with the target in clear sight. Substitutes (s 79′) (s 76′) 11 1 36 Darmian 1 de Gea ‘I don’t need to know what Paul Scholes said,’ says José Mourinho 9 11 3 Ruben Vezo Share on Facebook 3 Bailly Share on Pinterest 23 Shaw Facebook United’s efforts to look as stylish in possession were rather less successful, Paul Pogba succeeding only in tripping over the ball following Romelu Lukaku’s dummy, though Rashford did take matters into his own hands shortly afterwards to drill a shot narrowly wide after cutting in from the left.Rashford’s next attempt was from 25 yards out, which might have been a sign of increasing desperation, though it had nothing on the ludicrous effort from Eric Bailly from near the halfway line just before the interval. An undisguised hoof from more than 40 yards out was never going to trouble Neto in the Valencia goal, and nor did it, though it said something about United’s present state of mind that with every outfield player in front of him the defender could not find a worthwhile pass. 6 Pogba Valencia (s 73′) David Beckham, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs were among the luminaries in the directors’ box here watching the latest evidence of how far their old team has fallen. Paul Scholes, who seems to know already, was in a television studio in London getting paid for his trouble.Trouble is what Manchester United are in at the moment, whether former players care to say so publicly or not. While this was not the worst result in Champions League terms it was another quiet night at the erstwhile theatre of dreams, apart from the now obligatory shouts of “attack, attack” midway through the second half. United have not forgotten how to do that, exactly, but they may be in danger of forgetting how to win, it has been so long since they enjoyed the experience.They never did enough to win this game, though at least they were lucky enough not to lose it. Valencia created most of the chances and though they may be happy with a point they could easily have had all three. As it was the boos at the end were limited. Pinterest 39 McTominay 7 Goncalo Guedes Match stats Reuse this content Lineups Valencia Read more 12 Diakhaby Topics 14 Gaya 9 Gameiro 17 Fred 5 Gabriel 12 Smalling 17 Coquelin 10 Parejo Share via Email Fouls 27 Fellaini 19 Rodrigo Corners Boris Johnson has been taken more seriously than José Mourinho as a team player in recent weeks, but what both shrinking violets have in common is the stubbornness to keep spouting their favourite soundbites long after public opinion has become sceptical. “All my life I have followed certain golden rules,” the Manchester United manager said after a week of turmoil, some of it self-inflicted.“One of them is that a team can lose matches – that is just part of football – but it must never, ever lose its dignity. I also believe the team is always more important than the individual, and the crest on the chest is more important than the name on the back of the shirt. This is me. This is how I work. I want every player to be exhausted at the end of the game because of the hard work they have given for the club.”Make what you will of Mourinho’s commitment to dignity, Scholes suggested beforehand that the manager’s mouth was out of control and expressed surprise he had not been sacked already. The more immediate concern for supporters after two defeats in a row and the worst start to a season for 29 years was for United to put on a better show than they recently phoned in at West Ham, where if any of their players were suffering from exhaustion they managed to hide it quite well. Back came Alexis Sánchez after watching that game in a suit, there was a start for Marcus Rashford and a return for Antonio Valencia as Mourinho attempted to build on the winning start made in Switzerland last month. Minor quibbles over the inclusion of Marouane Fellaini and the omission of Anthony Martial aside, it was about as strong a side as United could put out and, on paper, a reasonably attacking one. 2 Lindelof 8 Carlos Soler 8 Mata 23 Batshuayi VAL MNU 11 Cheryshev (s 83′) 31 Matic 18 Wass Champions League Share on LinkedIn Substitutes 25 Valencia Twitter Share on Twitter 7 Sanchez Alexis Sánchez embodies drift at a ghost ship of a sporting giant Marcus Rashford hits the bar with a free-kick in the closing minutes of the match. Photograph: Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images 9 Lukaku 21 Piccini Share on Messenger Goal attemptslast_img read more

first_imgWorld Cup Griezmann expecting ‘big things’ from Pogba under World Cup spotlight Jon Fisher 16:19 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) GriezmannPogba - Cropped Getty Images World Cup Paul Pogba France v Australia France Australia Kylian Mbappé Antoine Griezmann Paul Pogba has been tipped to shine at he World Cup by France team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe. Antoine Griezmann says France are expecting big things from Paul Pogba, ahead of their World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday.Pogba comes into the tournament on the back of another mixed season at Manchester United with critics still questioning the 25-year-old’s ability to impose his authority on matches on a consistent basis.Griezmann, though, is convinced of the former Juventus midfielder’s ability and has backed him to show it in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move He told “We’re expecting big things from Paul – all his touches of brilliance and his long-range goals.”We’re expecting him to get the crowd on their feet. There isn’t a leader in the side, but when Paul talks, everyone listens.”Teenage striker Kylian Mbappe also hailed Pogba’s qualities and talked up his leadership skills.The Paris Saint-Germain man said: “Paul is a creative player. He also makes his physical presence felt on the pitch and he’s a quality passer of the ball as well.”He’s important. He’s a great player, and great players are always leaders. Wherever we go, he leads everyone, and you feel like following him too.”After suffering disappointment on home soil two years ago when Les Bleus were beaten in the final of the European Championship by Portugal, Griezmann wants to go one better this time round.”We just missed out on being champions at the Euros. The time has come for us to set the seal on everything we’ve done in these last four years,” added the Atletico Madrid forward, who on Thursday confirmed he would be staying at the Wanda Metropolitano next season after rebuffing interest from Barcelona.last_img read more