Traffic collisions were up Monday, likely due to the slippery conditions caused by rain, the California Highway Patrol reported. “Last Monday, there were about 16” crashes, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos. “It’s pretty much doubled.” About 34 collisions occurred between 5 and 9a.m. Monday on freeways patrolled by the Baldwin Park and Santa Fe Springs offices of the CHP, Villalobos said. None of the wrecks resulted in serious injuries. Local police agencies reported few collisions on city streets related to rainy weather. Neighborhood Watch to meet WHITTIER – The Telechron Neighborhood Watch group will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at Telechron Elementary School, 11200 Telechron Ave. All residents of the area are welcome to come and voice their concerns and get involved in making their community a better place to live. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. Hearing loss topic of lecture WHITTIER – Are you not hearing as well as you used to? Do people seem to mumble a lot more than they used to? Is background noise starting to really bother you? If so, Presbyterian Hospital is presenting a lecture on hidden hearing loss from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Participants can find out the many options for solving the problems and find 10 easy free steps to improve your hearing without a hearing aid. Space is limited so resevations are recommended. For more information or to make a reservation, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Free movie set at local hospital MONTEBELLO – Beverly Hospital will present a free screening of the film “The Devil Wears Prada” at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Tower Basement Meeting Room, 309 W. Beverly Blvd. The comedy-drama stars Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep about a college graduate who goes to work for a famous fashion magazine and finds the boss from hell. The film is rated PG-13 and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (800) 618-6664. STD hot line is revitalized LOS ANGELES – To mark National Condom Week, the county Department of Public Health re-launched an expanded version of its Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hotline. The hot line is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week and gives callers instant information about all STDs in English and Spanish. It also gives callers access to free condoms and contact information to 50 free or low-cost STD and HIV test sites throughout the county. For more information, call (800) 758-0880. AVID honors Santa Fe High SANTA FE SPRINGS – Santa Fe High School has been recognized by the Advancement Via Individual Determination Center in San Diego, a program that supports the college aspirations of students who are under-represented on college campuses. “We’re very proud of the accomplishments of our students and the staff who support their achievement through AVID,” said Santa Fe High Principal Monica Oviedo. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
New Delhi, Oct 21 (PTI) Fresh claims of spot-fixing hit international cricket in a documentary released Sunday but the ICC refuted the “assertion” that it does not take corruption in the sport seriously and once again questioned the broadcaster’s refusal to share the raw footage. A report on Al Jazeera channel’s website stated that “the evidence, from 2011 and 2012, points to a small group of England players allegedly carrying out spot-fixes in seven matches; Australia players in five matches; Pakistan players in three, with players from other teams carrying out spot-fixes in one match. “As with the first programme we have and will continue to ask for the cooperation of the broadcaster. We have made repeated efforts to engage with the broadcaster as it can play such a crucial part in the full and thorough investigation it has called for,” ICCAnti-Corruption GM Alex Marshall said in a statement. The ICC has been seeking footage of the sting carried out by the channel since it was first aired earlier this year. However, it claims to have got no cooperation from the channel. “We do welcome the commitment from the broadcaster to share the files with Interpol and, I hope, other law enforcement agencies who can act upon the information and support us in ridding the sport of these criminals,” he added. The channel’s report further claimed that the matches in which fixes were allegedly carried out included an England-India encounter at Lord’s Cricket Ground, a South Africa-Australia match in Cape Town and several games during England’s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).advertisement “The files suggest that the suspected fixes were usually carried out by batsmen who agreed to underperform. Some of the world’s most famous players were batting when the fixes allegedly occurred. Many of the matches appear to include multiple fixes, making a total of 26 fixes in the 15 matches,” said the report. The channel claimed that its dossier includes photographs of Mumbai-born Dubai based alleged match-fixer Aneel Munawar and his associates hovering near, and purportedly talking to, international cricket players such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Umar Akmal during the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2012. But the channel made it clear that there is no suggestion that these players were involved in any wrongdoing. “As you would expect we will again take the contents of the programme and any allegations it may make seriously and will investigate fully. However, I must refute the assertion that cricket does not take the issue of corruption seriously, we have more resources than ever before working to rid our sport of corruption,” Marshall said. “The investigation into these allegations has already commenced and will run alongside a number of other live unrelated investigations. When considering the claims, we will work with professional independent betting analysts.” PTI AT PM ATAT