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  • Eagles and Tamaraws’ half of final four up

    first_imgFar Eastern University coach Olsen Racela talked on Wednesday about how the Tamaraws have battled through adversity the whole season.On Sunday, their uphill climb continues as they take on defending champion Ateneo in the other half of the UAAP Final Four, needing no less than a win to stay alive at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES 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 Azkals shoot for semifinal slot in Jakarta “The 2018 team has to stand on its own. We’re not going to win or lose because of what happened in 2017.”  —DENISON REY A. DALUPANGSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ But that familiarity, Racela believes, affords his squad no advantage.“Last year, they didn’t have (Angelo) Kouame,” he said. “That’s the source of our headache.”The Blue Eagles, who finished the elimination round with a 12-2 record, have found a new weapon in Kouame.The Ivorian center, who finished second to UP’s Bright Akhuetie in the Most Valuable Player race, is the biggest reason why the Eagles have been such a force all season.Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, for his part, stressed that this year’s cast of Eagles should stand on its own merits, saying that the “defending champion” tag is just that: a tag.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m. with an Ateneo win sending the Eagles back to the best-of-three Finals against the winner of the Adamson-UP series.The Maroons, incidentally, forged a decider in their side of the semifinals after a 73-71 win on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Ateneo is a very tough team,” Racela said of his Alma Mater. “It always brings back [memories of] last year’s Final Four.”This match-up will mark the fourth straight year that the Tams and Eagles are meeting in the semifinals.last_img read more

  • Back on track, Lady Maroons breathe sigh of relief ahead of 2nd round

    first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines was touted as one of the best teams even before the start of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament began.The Lady Maroons won the collegiate conferences of the Philippine Superliga and Premier Volleyball League during the offseason and were poised to put on a strong showing in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Maroons, however, have been inconsistent this season going 4-3 in the first round and settling for a share of the fourth place with last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University.Carlos, who had 14 points against the Lady Falcons, said their win at the end of the first round was confidence-booster for them as they head into the second round.“It’s incredibly relieving especially for Ayel and I who are co-captains with Isa,” said Carlos in Filipino. “We felt that we couldn’t lead our team that well so the win really boosted our confidence.”Estrañero, who had 28 excellent sets against Adamson, added that they knew breaking their slump wouldn’t wasn’t just playing well on the floor but also enjoying the game that they love.“Today, it was evident that we played together and we really enjoyed the game,” said Estrañero. “Those are really big factors for us to win more games in the second round.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title But the hype dwindled after the Lady Maroons dropped two straight games to Ateneo and National University.So when UP put a stop to that slide with a four-set win over Adamson University, 25-27, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21, it’s as if a huge weight was lifted off its shoulders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s really a big thing especially since many of us are seniors,” said fifth-year setter Ayel Estrañero Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “So much is expected from us and we can’t just say that there’s much pressure, we really have to push each other to play well.”In terms of talent and seniority, UP is one of the top teams in the league with Estrañero, who’s long considered as one of the finest playmakers in the league, orchestrating an offense that includes Diana Carlos, Season 78 Rookie of the Year Isa Molde, Justine Dorog, and Maristela Layug all of whom are in their fourth year. Ginebra outlasts Magnolia in OT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View commentslast_img read more

  • Red flags over Southampton’s ‘record’ Chinese sponsor

    first_img0Shares0000Yan Valery celebrates Southampton’s equaliser in a 2-1 win over TottenhamSHANGHAI, China, May 16 – The clink of champagne glasses in the Southampton boardroom could almost be heard in China after the Premier League team this week announced “the biggest sponsorship deal in the club’s history”.Chinese-owned Southampton said it was “delighted” at the agreement with LD Sports, though financial details were not disclosed of the deal that will see the firm’s logo emblazoned on the team shirts. But the bubbles had barely settled in their glasses when questions began to emerge about the three-year tie-up with the hitherto unknown Chinese company, with one analyst warning that the deal was raising ‘red flags’.Southampton called LD Sports “a brand-new sports content, marketing and entertainment platform”.But the club, based on England’s south coast, also said that LD Sports was not up and running yet and will “launch this summer for the Chinese market”.A press release provided a link to www.ldsports.uk, but the site was also yet to launch.“Our website is in progress…” the page says, urging readers to follow them on social media, but without providing links.Adding to the sense of intrigue, a contact number on what appears to be LD Sports’ Chinese-language website goes through to an unrelated company called China Galaxy Securities.The website, which contains incomplete and conflicting information, says LD Sports’ founder is Daniel Knox, who it says is a Chinese-American who studied in Britain.– Reclusive owner –It makes no mention of the Southampton deal and Knox — rather like the company — has scant online presence in English or Chinese.It says the firm, which carries the same blue logo as the LD Sports now associated with Southampton, focuses on youth football training.AFP emailed the company but received no reply.There is no suggestion of wrongdoing, but some Southampton fans and those with knowledge of China’s sports business market are wary.Southampton, rescued from relegation in the just-concluded season by their charismatic Austrian coach Ralph Hasenhuttl, did not reply to an AFP request regarding concerns about LD Sports.But the Southampton-based Southern Daily Echo called the deal “a clear nod to Saints’ attempts to broaden their appeal in China under the ownership of Gao Jisheng”.“The Daily Echo has been told LD Sports is not linked to Gao or Lander Sports,” said the newspaper.Gao, founder of Lander Sports, whose myriad interests include building stadiums, keeps a low profile.He and his family paid a reported £200 million ($256 million) to acquire an 80 percent stake in the club in 2017, Southampton becoming just the latest European football team to fall into Chinese hands.– Worry for fans –Gao is 65 and as well as a real-estate magnate “holds a National Grade II Basketball Referee title in China”, according to a Lander profile.In contrast to the club’s celebratory announcement, some Southampton fans are alarmed about where the club is heading — and not just because LD Sports’ logo is the same blue as hated rivals Portsmouth.In April, the Financial Times said that the Premier League was probing whether “the Chinese state has gained a significant stake in Southampton football club”. The club denied that.Mark Dreyer, founder of the China Sports Insider website, says Saints fans ought to be worried.“There are just so many red flags with this whole deal,” said Beijing-based Dreyer, citing Chinese investments in English football that have gone awry, such as Tony Xia’s ill-fated spell as owner of Aston Villa after he came out of nowhere to buy the club in 2016.Two years later the money dried up and Villa found themselves in a perilous financial position.“Typically when it comes to Chinese investment you’ve got to pay attention to the red flags,” said Dreyer.“Nobody has heard of this company (LD Sports), nobody has heard of this guy supposedly behind it and there’s no information about how much money they’re supposed to be paying for this ‘record’ deal.“Why on earth would Southampton fans have any confidence that this company is going to be around in three months, never mind three years?”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Council resolves squabble with ex-manager

    first_imgWhen Hawthorne’s former City Manager Richard Prentice retired last year, he gave up the liberal benefits he was entitled to as a 38-year veteran police officer. Now he wants them back. This summer, Prentice threatened to sue the city if he couldn’t get lifetime medical benefits for his wife, to which she would have been entitled had Prentice retired as a police officer. The city spends hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on medical benefits for retired police officers and their spouses, but wives of retired city executives don’t qualify for that perk. Last week, however, the City Council voted 3-1 to pay the health insurance premium for Prentice’s wife. Councilman Gary Parsons, the lone dissenting vote, said he believes the city should fight Prentice’s claim. “I feel this is a gift of funds,” Parsons said. “He made bad judgments by becoming a full-time city manager, and if he wanted to keep his wife’s lifetime medical, he should have stayed retired.” Retired officers receive benefits for their spouses through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. But Cal- PERS refused to give Prentice that compensation because he retired as a city manager. However, City Attorney Glen Shishido said he consulted a legal expert, who said the city has a basis to approve the claim. Shishido said the settlement would include a release from any future lawsuit from Prentice. “You’ve got a legitimate basis for approving the claim, subject to a settlement agreement,” Shishido told the council. “Any police manager will have that benefit. Mr. Prentice is saying he’s entitled to that benefit, too.” Councilwoman Ginny Lambert said a technicality separates Prentice from receiving the benefits. “The people know Mr. Prentice, and he served 38 years as one of our best cops,” Lambert said. Deputy District Attorney Max Huntsman of the Public Integrity Division said the city could have a strong argument if it fought Prentice’s claim. “The Constitution does have a provision that you cannot retroactively give benefits to somebody after the contract is complete,” Huntsman said. Prentice’s two-year tenure as city manager was complicated by his refusal to retire while he worked full time. He was hired in 2004 without having any practical knowledge of running a city, though he had an extensive background in public safety. He had just retired as a captain from the Hawthorne Police Department, and was drawing more than $7,000 a month in state pension checks. CalPERS allowed him to do that for the first year, as long as he agreed to work only a maximum of 960 hours. He said that he would work about 20 hours a week for an hourly rate of $62.50, and that he would donate his time for any work that exceeded those hours. A few months later his hourly rate was raised to $90 an hour. The pay hike increased suspicions about Prentice working full time, and that the city was skirting regulations to compensate him. In 2006, he was forced to reimburse one year of retirement pay – about $90,000. He retired that year, and moved to Utah. “Because of the number of hours he worked, he had to be reinstated for that time period,” CalPERS spokesman Edward Fong said. sandy.mazza@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HAWTHORNE: Prentice will receive health-care benefits for his wife after 3-1 vote. By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER last_img read more

  • Golden Globe nominations cast glow in Hollywood

    first_imgThere were an awful lot of happy people in Hollywood on Thursday. No, the writers strike wasn’t resolved, but the Golden Globe Award nominations were announced. I got the chance to chat with all kinds of folks, although things got kind of crazy. At one point, I found myself saying: “I’m sorry, I can’t talk to John Travolta just yet because Tom Wilkinson is calling from London in three minutes.” Thankfully, I got to talk to Travolta, who was very happy to be nominated for his performance as Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray.” “I feel relief because there were so many people who wanted good things for this movie,” he said. “I didn’t want to let anybody down. Going out on a limb and giving up my male ego to portray (a woman) paid off.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champJohn waited a long time to do another musical after “Grease,” released in 1978, the same year he got his first Oscar nod for “Saturday Night Fever.” He was Oscar-nominated again for “Pulp Fiction” and won a Golden Globe more than 10 years ago for “Get Shorty.” “As I get older, I get more appreciative of this,” he said. “I realize they are few and far between. As the years go by, the competition gets harder and your abilities are tested further and you feel very lucky to be in the running.” Tom Wilkinson, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Michael Clayton,” called from London: “It’s a wonderful bonus; I feel thrilled to death. It’s not something that happens every week, so it’s sort of like it’s happening for the first time.” Previously nominated for a Globe for his performance in “Normal,” he’s come to enjoy the whole awards hoopla. “What’s not to like? You come over and everybody is really nice to you, nice sleek cars are waiting to pick you up and cater to your every whim and everyone is very charming.” Marion Cotillard, nominated for Best Actress in a movie (musical or comedy) for her performance in “La Vie En Rose,” called from Paris: “I couldn’t have imagined one year ago that I would be talking to you right now about a Golden Globe nomination. It is crazy for me, it is not something you can imagine when you are a French actress in a French movie.” Amy Ryan was the first to call Thursday morning about her Best Supporting Actress nomination for “Gone Baby Gone.” “Oh, my God, it’s so crazy,’ she said. “I just want to sit back and appreciate it and not take it for granted.” David Duchovny was nominated for Best Actor in a comedy series for Showtime’s “Californication.” He won a Globe in 1997 as Best Actor in a TV drama series for “The X Files.” “It’s different for me because it’s in comedy and it’s nice to be recognized in a different vein.” David called the Globes “the most fun because they serve alcohol.” For extended Golden Globe reaction and other celebrity news, go to blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • Antelope Valley Calendar

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THURSDAY High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $2 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers weekly demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will take its monthly bus trip to “The Glory of Christmas,” noon-9 p.m. Call (661) 267-2586. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255; Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org.last_img read more

  • Smith dazzles Wembley with quick win

    first_imgHarrow’s super-featherweight prospect Mitchell Smith enhanced his growing reputation by destroying Gavin Reid in the first round at Wembley Arena.Smith, roared on by more than 350 of his fans, floored his opponent with a cracking right and followed up with more heavy shots before the referee stepped in.It was another exciting performance by the 20-year-old and extended his record to 6-0.“In the training sessions I’ve done, I’ve been working on that shot,” Smith told West London Sport.“I punch hard when I follow through with shots and that’s what I did. I was surprised the ref let him carry on to be honest.“He [Reid] was game enough to get up and carry on. But I just swarmed all over him and the ref had to get him out of there.”Mitchell’s victory came before West Londoner Steve O’Meara overcame a nasty cut to beat Chas Symonds on points.Toms was unlucky to lose on points.Earlier in the evening, Wembley welterweight Gary Corcoran also maintained his unbeaten record, comfortably beating Tottenham’s Mark McKray on points.But there was a controversial defeat for Northolt’s Ryan Toms.The former southern area light-middleweight champion lost a points decision to John Thain despite the Scot suffering a broken nose and appearing to be soundly beaten.Toms told West London Sport: “He nicked a couple of rounds because he was so sharp with his jab.“But I hurt him to the body loads of times and his nose was battered. I thought I won the fight by at least three or four rounds.“I won the fight clearly. It wasn’t even close. But I can’t change that decision – it is what it is.”See also:O’Meara overcomes cuts to secure winTrio to feature on Wembley Arena 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • How do the Warriors handle Patrick Beverley’s antics & Lou Williams’ scoring?

    first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The Warriors view Clippers guard Patrick Beverley as a pest. They see Beverley as player that will resort to any tactic, no matter how dirty, to disrupt his opponent. But the Warriors’ star player hardly sounded concerned.“Historically speaking, it hasn’t worked,” Stephen Curry said. “I’ll continue to play basketball.”The Warriors view Clippers guard …last_img read more

  • Prof Karabus thanks South Africa

    first_img17 May 2013 Professor Cyril Karabus, who arrived at Cape Town International Airport on Friday following eight months’ detention in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on charges of which he was finally acquitted, thanked South Africa for its support during his ordeal. “I really must thank everybody. Your support has just been fantastic,” the 78-year-old, a specialist paediatric oncologist who is an emeritus professor at the University of Cape Town, told the large crowd gathered to welcome him. Karabus had been in detention in Abu Dhabi since August 2012, when he was arrested while in transit. He had been found guilty, in absentia, in 2003, on charges of manslaughter and fraud following the death of a three-year-old Yemeni girl he had treated for leukaemia while doing locum work in Abu Dhabi in 2002. Karabus was unaware of the charges and the sentence until his arrest in 2012. After his case was postponed 13 times due to the inability of the prosecution to present documentary evidence, Karabus was finally acquitted by a United Arab Emirates court in March, based on the findings of a medical review committee which absolved him from all blame in the case. This followed a visit to the UAE by Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman, who met with UAE Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Al Hamed to discuss the case. The South Africa government was involved from the beginning of Karabus’ ordeal, taking several actions to bring his case to a resolution. The government’s concerns centred on Karabus’ right to a fair and speedy trial, as well as his health and age. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane wrote a letter to her UAE counterpart requesting that the case be resolved fairly and quickly, while the government twice summoned the UAE ambassador to South Africa to express its concerns over the issue. In January, Fransman paid a visit to Karabus’s family in Cape Town to brief them on the government’s efforts to assist the professor. Addressing the media at Cape Town International on Friday, Fransman said: “We are elated to have Prof Karabus back in Cape Town, South Africa, where his absence for almost eight months was felt mostly so by his close family as well as the broader family, i.e. the South African nation.” Fransman thanked Karabus and his family for their “full cooperation, understanding and patience”, and the legal team that worked with Karabus “for ensuring that justice is done”. He also acknowledged the role played by civil society in highlighting Karabus’ plight. “The medical fraternity, the media, business organisations and individuals all had a hand in agitating for the freedom that Prof Karabus has come home to enjoy.” Fransman stressed that South Africa “respects the independence of the judiciary and its processes in the UAE, and that we are committed to maintaining our cordial diplomatic and trade relations with the UAE”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • Ridgemont FFA members participate in strategic doing workshop

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ridgemont FFA is seeking to engage students in strategic thinking by training students to be facilitators capable of guiding peers through the project management process. On December 4, 2019, 21 Ridgemont FFA members met in the school’s land lab to participate in a Strategic Doing workshop led by Mr. Frank Gibson. Strategic Doing methodology is an approach to planning that utilizes Agile principles and focuses heavily on the actions necessary to set and reach measurable outcomes. Strategic Doing is a project management framework that is utilized frequently in business and industry to efficiently create solutions to challenges.Students will implement this new process when developing engaging programming for the chapter and our community. Students now feel confident in not only establishing desired outcomes, but also collaborating with others to take action and accomplish objectives. This training will allow students to have a competitive edge as they navigate their future careers.last_img read more