4 Track Team for Uganda Today

first_img(l – r) Athletes Lucy Massaquoi, Jernora Neufville, Coach Samuel Cooper, Athletes Anis Farah Andrew Kpehe-In World Cross Country Championships Four members of the Liberian Track and Field Association, comprising two teenage athletes, Lucy Massaquoi, 18 and Andrew S. Kpehe 17; Coach Samuel Cooper and sports journalist Leroy M. Sonpon, are expected to depart the country today (Friday, March 24) to participate in the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, on Sunday March 26.The delegation will join over 800 athletes at the historical Kololo Independence Grounds in the heart of Kampala on Sunday.Lucy Massaquoi, the 2011 Marathon winner (female) will participate in the 3-mile race, while Andrew, the current 1,500 and 5,000 male champion will run in the 5-mile competition.Leroy M. Sonpon, III of the Daily ObserverThe duo was picked after the 2017 National Open Club Championship held in the Fendell Community at the outskirts of Monrovia.Kampala will be the fourth African city in the history of the IAAF World Cross Championships to host the tournament after Guiyang of China passed the baton in 2015.The winner of the championships will walk away with US$30,000.Over 50 countries have so far confirmed their participation.Local Organizing Committee Secretary Beatrice Ayikoru is optimistic the numbers’ surge with last minute entries.Besides Liberia, other African countries that have confirmed their participation include The Gambia, Morocco, Algeria, Comoros, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and host Uganda.Other countries outside Africa include Iraq, Great Britain, Japan, Canada, China, Australia, Brazil, Peru, France, Spain, Italy and Sri Lanka.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stella Maris Polytechnic Breaks Ground for Michael Francis Human Rights, Justice and Peace Center

first_imgMost Reverend Lewis Jerome Zeigler,The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia.Donors, friends pledge supportThe Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia, Most Reverend Lewis Jerome Ziegler, and authorities of the Stella Maris Polytechnic University on December 20 broke ground for the construction of the Bishop Michael Kpakala Francis Memorial Center for Human Rights, Justice and Peace on Bomi/Monrovia highway.According to the vision bearer of the Human Rights, Justice and Peace Center initiative, Sister Mary Laurene Browne, OSF, the project will cost US$450,000.Sister Laurene, who is also president of Stella Maris Polytechnic University, reminded the gathering that the Bishop Michael K. Francis Human Rights, Justice and Peace Center is the first building project initiated in the relocation process of the university to the new site in Bomi County.The purpose of the center, she said, is to keep the memory of the late Archbishop alive as Liberians are quick to forget about significant contributions of distinguished and prominent people.Sister Mary Laurene Browne, president of Stella Maris PolytechnicSister Laurene also described the late Archbishop Francis as “the voice of the voiceless in Liberia,” adding that even former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described Bishop Francis as “the conscience of the Liberian society.”Sister Laurene spoke of the determination, love and fortitude of Archbishop Francis which, she said, led to the establishment of the Stella Maris Polytechnic University in Monrovia. President Browne pointed out that the lateThe Late Archbishhop Michael Kpakala FrancisBishop Francis saw education for the present generation of Liberians in a different way and the current university in the Bishop’s vision serves as an institution that will give skills to young people that will transform their lives in a sustained way. At the moment the university has five colleges and when the new institution is completed at the new site, it will be six, the new one and named as the Michael K. Francis College of Liberal Arts.Sister Laurene stated that the new college will not only provide knowledge for those who want to know about the history of the Catholic Church in Liberia but will also cater to the need of inter religious learning in the years to come.She disclosed that the center will contain a museum and research library and the use of the museum will be for research not for students of Catholic institutions only, but educational and research institutions throughout Liberia.“We are indeed convinced that from this vantage point, Archbishop Francis is praying and watching over us and we believe that it will be reflected in our daily lives,” Sister Laurene declared.She called on Liberians to consider their financial and material contributions not small or big but should consider them as gestures for the overall construction of the human rights center in memory of the late Bishop Michael K. Francis.She extended thanks and appreciation to all the invited guests, government officials, friends and partners for honoring their invitations and making financial and material pledges and contributions.In a brief statement, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia Cllr. Henry Reed Cooper disclosed that he and family’s relationship with Catholic educational institutions dates back many years.Cllr. Cooper pointed out that his parents sent all his brothers and sisters to Catholic schools. He pledged his support to the construction and completion of the Bishop Francis Human rights, Justice and Peace Center in Bomi County.Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor in a letter read on his behalf by Attorney Darryl Ambrose Nmah, recounted the many encounters with Bishop Francis in Sanniquellie, Nimba County as a school teacher at Saint Mary’s Catholic Elementary School.Chief Justice Korkpor added that those years cannot easily run out of his memories, and pledged to support the project up to its completion.Dr. Olu Q. Menjay, President of the Liberia Baptist and Missionary and Educational Convention, said he and the late Bishop Francis had very useful, productive and rewarding relationship, beginning at the St. Mary Catholic School in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.Dr. Menjay pledged to make financial and material contribution up to the completion of the Bishop Michael K. Francis Memorial Human rights, Justice and Peace Center at Benson Town in Bomi County.“I must also state that the institution is situated close to Ricks Institute, of which he is the principal. “We believe that our students will come here to make research and study at the expected new library,” Dr. Menjay said. He pledged substantial amount on behalf of the Baptist Convention and Ricks Institute.University of Liberia President, Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks described the Bishop Michael K. Francis Memorial Human Rights, Justice and Peace Center as a significant milestone and pledged to support the completion of the project in the years to come.“We, as the big leader of learning in Liberia will not make pledge or promise at the moment but, our financial and material contributions will be forthcoming,” Dr. Weeks assured. For his part, the publisher of Daily Observer newspaper, Kenneth Y. Best, recalled he and his wife’s frequent visit to Archbishop Francis during his illness in Washington DC and offered prayers hoping for his recovery.Mr. Best promised 32 wooden carvings depicting the faces of the men and women of Liberia’s sixteen major tribes, to be displayed in the institution’s museum. He also promised to provide to the new library one copy of the Daily Observer newspaper every day.Meanwhile, during the ground-breaking program, several Catholic and non- Catholic institutions made financial and material pledges as initial contributions toward the construction of the Michael Kpakala Francis Memorial Human Rights, Justice and Peace Center in Bomi County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gun, ammo charges land labourer in jail

first_imgA 23-year-old labourer of South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was on Thursday remanded to prison after he was slapped with two unlicensed gun related charges.Kevin Peters appeared before Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool, at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and denied the charges.The prosecution is contending that Peters was one of the five persons who were taken into Police custody following the discovery of a quantity of illicit drugs, guns and ammunition during several exercises on the ECD.The Police had stated that between 06:00h and 08:00h on October 13, they conducted several cordon-and-search operations at Vryheid’s Lust, Montrose, Nabaclis and Plaisance, during which the items were found.The defendant was remanded to prison and the case was scheduled to continue on November 11, 2019.last_img read more

DONEGAL CHEF OWES ME €190,000, CLAIMS EX-WIFE OF DEF LEPPARD STAR

first_imgTOP DONEGAL chef Conrad Gallagher is refusing to comment on claims he owes almost €190,000 to an ex-girlfriend.Karla Elliott – the ex-wife of Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott – claims she is broke and has asked Gallagher to pay back a IR£150,000 loan she gave him back in 2000.Gallagher has two restaurants in Ireland, having left debts behind in two other countries. When Karla’s beauty salon business went bust in 2009, she bombarded the Letterkenny man with emails demanding he pay her back.“I am desperately in need of my money back. I helped you in your time of need,” she begged.A few months later another email said: “I’m in the middle of writing a book….and all the memories of my life are reminding me of how unfair it is that you can feed your daughter and I can’t (feed mine).”Gallagher has since refused to hand over the money to Karla, his former fiancee. This is despite admitting that he received IR£150,000 (€190,000) from her during a High Court hearing in 2000.DONEGAL CHEF OWES ME €190,000, CLAIMS EX-WIFE OF DEF LEPPARD STAR was last modified: January 30th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How the Premier League 2017/18 table will look after the first five games

first_img 19. Swansea City: 3 points – P5 W1 D0 L4 11. Leicester: 6 points (ahead of Southampton and Everton on goal difference) – P5 W1 D3 L1 20 20. Stoke City: 1 point – click the right arrow, above, to see how the Premier League table could look after five games – Played: 5 Won: 0 Drawn: 1 Lost: 4 20 20 20 16. Watford: 4 points (ahead of Burnley on goal difference) – P5 W1 D1 L3 17. Burnley: 4 points – P5 W1 D1 L3 20 12. Everton: 6 points (ahead of Southampton on goal difference) – P5 W1 D3 L1 15. AFC Bournemouth: 4 points (ahead of Watford and Burnley on goal difference) – P5 W1 D1 L3 20 20 20 The Premier League fixtures for 2017/18 have been announced and fans cannot wait to get the season started.PLAY THE talkSPORT PREDICTOR GAME FOR FREE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS… AND £1MILLION!Kick-off may still be around two months away, but it does not stop supporters from dreaming.READ MORE: Premier League 2017-18 fixtures in full: Every team, every gameThe first game you look for is usually the season opener, followed by the final match, as well as the derby clashes home and away, plus meetings with the newly-promoted sides.Another thing is the first month or so of fixtures – how your side’s start could determine the way the whole season pans out, whether it could see them pushing for the title, a battle for places in the middle or scraping for points and playing catch up near the bottom.Well, no fear – talkSPORT has done the hard work for you.We have fed the data into the super computer, assessing the opening five rounds of Premier League fixtures, with predicted rankings.Bear in mind plenty can change between now and the start of the season, as the transfer window opens and managers sort out squads.The standings above have been collated just for fun – it’s interesting to speculate, but as we all know, football has a funny way of turning expectations on their head.Click the right arrow, above, to see how the Premier League table might look after five games and comment with your predictions below… 6. Newcastle United: 8 points (ahead of Tottenham and West Brom on goal difference) – P5 W2 D2 L1 20 20 20 14. Brighton and Hove Albion: 5 points – P5 W1 D2 L2 2. Liverpool: 13 points – P5 W4 D1 L0 3. Manchester United: 11 points – P5 W3 D2 L0 8. West Bromwich Albion: 8 points – P5 W2 D2 L1 20 18. Crystal Palace: 3 points (ahead of Swansea on goal difference) – P5 W1 D0 L4 4. Chelsea: 10 points (ahead of Arsenal on goal difference) – P5 W3 D1 L1 20 20 20 20 20 20 10. West Ham United: 7 points – P5 W2 D1 L2 13. Southampton: 6 points – P5 W2 D0 L3 5. Arsenal: 10 points – P5 W3 D1 L1 9. Huddersfield Town: 7 points (ahead of West Ham on goal difference) – P5 W2 D1 L2 20 7. Tottenham Hotspur: 8 points (ahead of West Brom on goal difference) – P5 W2 D2 L1 20 1. Manchester City: 13 points (top on goal difference) – P5 W4 D1 L0last_img read more

Arrests made in connection with 2001 slaying

first_imgPOMONA – Two new suspects are in custody in connection with the 2001 slaying of a Cal Poly Pomona sorority girl.MarkeishCummings-Dixon, 24, and Henry Singer, 27, could be charged and arraigned as soon as today in the murder of Christina Burmeister, who was found with her throat slashed inside her new pickup truck in the mountains above Azusa.The duo are the second and third suspects arrested in the case.Cummings-Dixon is the wife of James Winslow Dixon, who has been in custody since February charged with Burmeister’s murder.Detectives would not say Monday what roles they believe each of the suspects played or precisely what led investigators to them, saying there is still more investigation to be done.“We’re happy with the way things have progressed, but it’s still continuing,” said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Detective Philip Guzman.Burmeister, of Cerritos, was found with her throat slashed Aug. 18, 2001, inside her new Chevy pickup truck on a turnout off Highway 39. The 20-year-old Chi Omega sorority member left home the night before for a fraternity party in Pomona, but never arrived.A hooded woman was captured on a bank surveillance camera that night using Burmeister’s ATM card to withdraw money from a a Washington Mutual Bank in Montclair.Guzman would not reveal whether detectives believe Cummings-Dixon is that woman. Detectives arrested her husband, James Dixon, in February after his DNA was identified on a cigar butt found on the floorboard of Burmeister’s truck. He has pleaded not guilty to charges that could bring him the death penalty.Deputy District Attorney John Monaghan has said he believes at least three people were involved in the murder.Cummings-Dixon has been in custody in San Bernardino County since Sept. 1 on unrelated charges, Guzman said. It was not until after her arrest that detectives identified her as a suspect, Guzman said.Singer, of Rialto, was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop. He was booked into Los Angeles County jail on suspicion of murder. His bail is set at $1 million.Detectives previously had their eye on Singer as a suspect, but didn’t identify him publicly until Monday.“There was a time when we suspected him and there was a time when we believed he was a suspect, but we only recently had enough evidence to arrest and charge him,” Guzman said.Guzman would not say if additional suspects are still being sought.Burmeister would have graduated from Cal Poly in 2002. She was an apparel marketing major who aspired to work in the fashion industry. m_pinion-whitt@dailybulletin.com(909) 483-9378 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!last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img 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.com or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a holiday buffet brunch, 1:30 p.m. in Palmdale. Cost: $7.50 for members, $8.50 for nonmembers. Call (661) 267-2586 or 722-1847 by noon Saturday. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 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.com. WEDNESDAY Sweet Talkers Toastmasters meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com, or visit the Web site at www.geocities.com/littleangels_angelitos. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. 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. 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. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org 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.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 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. TODAY 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. last_img read more

Progress Continues on Jim Duncan Track Resurfacing

first_img Drake University’s iconic Blue Oval is undergoing a facelift this summer as a new state-of-the-art Jim Duncan Track is being installed inside the venerable stadium.A new Mondo Super X surface will be placed upon the existing track, guaranteeing that the Jim Duncan Track remains a world-class competitive venue for years to come.The new track, which will bear the familiar blue hue of its predecessor, is the same surface that the 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics were contested on. The prefabricated synthetic rubber surface is composed of two layers vulcanized together to produce on seamless surface. Designed to produce superior athletic performance, the Mondotrack surface provides the optimum blend of energy return and comfort for both sprint and distance events and guarantees and ideal combination of shock absorption and elasticity for jumpers.Progress on the resurfacing continues on schedule with the entire oval now covered in the new surface. The project’s progress will be updated throughout the summer on www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com.Print Friendly Version Jim Duncan Track Update – June 30 Story Linkslast_img read more

SINN FEIN PLAYING PARTITIONIST CARD ON ELDERLY – HARTE

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte has launched a stinging attack on Donegal Sinn Fein accusing them of playing the partitionist card about the elderly.Senator Jimmy HarteThe Letterkenny-based Labour politician said we must be aware there is a party in government in Northern Ireland that is also in opposition here – with a different story.“Last week its members spoke about the pensioners’ telephone allowance and issued a postcard campaign. As often happens in “Dragons’ Den”, there is a big flaw in its project. “It has not called for the pensioners across the Border to have a telephone allowance. The Administration of which it is part refused to sanction this in Northern Ireland. according to Sinn Féin , the pensioner in Castlederg in County Tyrone is different from the the pensioner in Castlefin in County Donegal .“This is another part of the party’s hypocrisy in Northern Ireland to which we must point,” claimed Senator Harte.He added he was sure the pensioners in Northern Ireland are waiting on the announcement that Sinn Fein in the Stormont Government are introducing a telephone allowance.“The difference is where SF are in government they refuse to introduce a telephone allowance for OAP’s but where they are in opposition they want to bring it in. “It’s a case of Free State Sinn Fein and Ulster Sinn Fein operating two agendas,” he added.SINN FEIN PLAYING PARTITIONIST CARD ON ELDERLY – HARTE was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:eldelryjimmy hartepartitionist cardSinn Feinlast_img read more

MISSING DONEGAL WOMAN FOUND SAFE AND WELL FOLLOWING EARTHQUAKE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Relieved relatives and friends of missing Donegal woman Jacqueline Bushe have confirmed she is alive and well.Jacqueline Bushe has ben found safe and well. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Ms Bushe, 54, a teacher from outside Donegal Town, was reported missing in Nepal following the massive earthquake there.But relatives of the missing woman have confirmed she is safe. Ms Bushe is originally from Ballydevitt outside Donegal Town but has lived away for many years.Relatives of Ms Bush, who was on a list of 14 missing Irish people compiled by the Red Cross, have confirmed they have made contact with her.Almost 4,000 are now feared dead following the earthquake which struck earlier this week.MISSING DONEGAL WOMAN FOUND SAFE AND WELL FOLLOWING EARTHQUAKE was last modified: April 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more