Pico Rivera mayor gets recall notice in group’s third attempt

first_imgOn April 3, the group served Beilke with a second notice of intent to circulate a recall petition. But in a single-sentence letter sent to the City Clerk’s Office last Friday, C-TIP said it intended to halt the recall attempt. Murga said he uncovered a “technical deficiency” in the recall document that forced his group to drop the effort. He said he had referred to Beilke as mayor pro tem instead of mayor in the petition. Beilke claimed Tuesday that the group could not even gather 500 signatures. “I don’t know of anyone who even saw the petition,” he said. But Murga said his group simply ran out of time. He blasted Beilke’s estimate of the number of signatures C-TIP was able to collect. “We have never stated how many signatures we gathered,” he said. “That goes to show his arrogance.” Beilke, who has been on the council for two years, said he believes C-TIP now has 120 days to collect the needed signatures. As part of the recall process, he said he was allowed to write up a rebuttal. He said he would not do so. “Let’s put it this way, I have seven days to put my response in to be published. I didn’t even bother responding before and I won’t bother responding this time,” he said. “I have city business to attend to.” sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! C-TIP claims the mayor should be removed for abuse of power and fiscal malfeasance. Murga said his group takes issue with Beilke over his support for newly rehired City Manager Chuck Fuentes and the City Council’s decision last year to close the Pico Rivera Stables. Beilke said he did not know why he was being recalled. “I don’t truly know what their reasons are, but whatever their reasons are are bogus and unfounded,” he said. It was C-TIP’s third recall attempt against the mayor. The first came to an anti-climatic end March 16, when C-TIP announced it had failed to collect the needed 5,109 voter signatures to force a special recall election. PICO RIVERA – A local political group has served Pico Rivera Mayor Ron Beilke for the third time with notice they plan to circulate a recall petition against him. Raul Murga, executive director of Pico Rivera Community for Truth in Politics – also known as C-TIP, said he served Beilke with the papers after Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The mayor showed no signs of worry Tuesday night. “It’s a waste of time like the previous two times were,” he said. “The residents absolutely ignore these people and they are happy with the progress we have been making and are more than willing to give this new council a chance. But these people \ have nothing better to do in life.” last_img read more

When do yellow cards get reset at the 2018 World Cup?

first_imgWhen do yellow cards get reset at the 2018 World Cup?Yellow cards will be wiped out after the quarter-final stage in this year’s World Cup.Up until the 2010 tournament it was always done following the group stages, but was switched to the last-eight to try prevent stars getting cheap suspensions and missing the final.One of the most famous examples of this was German skipper Michael Ballack, who picked up a yellow card in the 2002 semi-final and subsequently missed the final defeat to Brazil.And everyone remembers Gazza at Italia 90, who famously burst into tears after being booked and potentially missing the showdown.Who is in danger of missing games?Neymar avoided getting booked against Mexico and must do the same against Belgium in the quarter-final or risk missing the semi-final.But team-mate Casemiro will miss Brazil’s quarter-final against Belgium after being booked in the same game.French star Paul Pogba is in the same boat and will be keen not to pick up a booking against Uruguay.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Neymar is one of the tournament’s stars who is on a booking 1 Getty Some of the world’s best are strutting their stuff in Russia – but treading a fine line in the process.Yellow cards are totting up and could mean suspensions as countries start to dream of glory on July 15.last_img read more

Shikhar Dhawan attributes Delhi Capitals’ success to Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting

first_imgA newly formed Indian Premier League franchise — Delhi Capitals — has performed exceptionally well in the IPL and have grabbed the second spot in the points-table. The Shreyas Iyer-led side looks to seal a play-off berth and also clinch the title.Everything is new in this Delhi side — the management, players as well as support staff. But opener Shikhar Dhawan attributes the success to its coaches — Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly.”It has been a good season for us. The franchise started with a clean slate,” Dhawan said on the sidelines of a function, organised by Fortis Healthcare and Delhi Capitals, to raise awareness about organ donation.”The support of coaches Ponting and Ganguly has been very good. Their experience as captains helped the team. Also, the belief they instilled in players made the difference,” said Dhawan. He has amassed 256 runs from eight innings.”At the same time, youngsters in the team are maturing and playing well. Even experienced players can learn a lot from youngsters, provided you have an open mind. That’s the beauty of cricket,” he said.On April 12 at the Eden Gardens, Dhawan missed a century against Kolkata Knight Riders by just three runs as his teammate Colin Ingram hit a six to give Capitals a seven-wicket victory.But he has no regrets. “I was not thinking of the century. It was more important to win the match. At that time it was important to hold on to my wicket. If I had fallen my team would have come under pressure. I wanted to take the team over the line because we had lost a couple of matches from a winning position,” he said.advertisementOn the Indian squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, slated in England and Wales from May 30, Dhawan said it’s strong. “For the world cup, we have a good and a strong side. We are looking forward to competition. We will perform really well once we get there,” he said.Also Read | IPL 2019: Dhawan, Ishant dance like there’s no tomorrow after DC move to 2nd spotAlso Read | His positivity spreads: Amit Mishra on Delhi Capitals coach Ricky PontingAlso Read | India have strong side for ICC 2019 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawanlast_img read more