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first_imgESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com. Saturday, October 19* Nicholls at Sam Houston State, 2 p.m., ESPN+* Stephen F. Austin at Abilene Christian, 3 p.m., ESPN+* Lamar at UIW, 4 p.m., ESPN3* Central Arkansas at Northwestern State, 6 p.m., Cox Sports Television/ESPN+ Two earlier games are slated for ESPN+, beginning with No. 12/12 Nicholls at No. 24/25 Sam Houston State at 2 p.m. The Colonels picked up an impressive 34-14 win over No. 10 Central Arkansas on Oct. 5. Sam Houston was also victorious over the weekend with a 31-20 decision over Stephen F. Austin in the 94th Annual Battle of the Piney Woods. SFA travels to Abilene Christian on Oct. 19 for a 3 p.m. start.Cox Sports Television will cover the 6 p.m. nightcap, with No. 16/16 Central Arkansas visiting Northwestern State. CST will provide regional coverage, while ESPN+ will simulcast the production outside CST’s territory. About ESPN+ FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its television partners have announced game selections and start times for football contests on Saturday, Oct. 19.Four league games will be featured this week, including the Southland Game of the Week from San Antonio when UIW hosts Lamar. Kickoff is 4 p.m. CT on ESPN3.center_img ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. *Southland Conference Game**All Times Centrallast_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Neymar’s comments were released as a short extract from a pre-recorded interview that will be broadcast on Saturday, and which may give a clearer picture of the former Barcelona forward’s state of fitness.However, if he does come back in a month or so, it would leave sufficient time for the 26 year-old to be ready for Brazil’s opening game in Group E of the World Cup, against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe world’s most expensive player suffered the injury in a Ligue 1 game against Marseille, before returning to his home country for surgery and rehabilitation.In his absence, PSG were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in the last 16 in March. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Brazilian PSG’s footballer Neymar Junior attends the photocall for the 2018 American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) Gala Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo Brazil on April 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDANeymar has told Brazilian television he still needs around a month to recover from a foot operation, as the Paris Saint-Germain superstar targets a return to full fitness in time for the World Cup.“I need about a month, but it is healing well. Everything is happening normally,” Neymar, who has not played since breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot on February 25, told TV Globo.ADVERTISEMENT PSG coach Unai Emery said on Friday that Neymar was “close” to returning to the club.“When he gets here, he will want to play. Perhaps he’ll have time to play a few matches before the end of the season,” Emery said.“We hope to have him in the team for some of our remaining matches.”Without him, PSG will hope to wrap up the French title with a win at home to reigning champions Monaco on Sunday.PSG are also still hoping to get to the final of the French Cup on May 8.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lillard likes matchup but knows Pelicans are dangerous Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The last round of games in the Ligue 1 season are scheduled for May 19, but Neymar faces a race against time to play any part.“The speed of his recovery in the next 10 days will allow the right date to be set for a return to training without any restrictions,” was all PSG were willing to say in a statement.Even if he is deemed fit again, it remains to be seen if he will want to take any risk before teaming up with the Brazilian national team to prepare for the World Cup.Brazil will also face Costa Rica and Serbia in their group, as they target winning a sixth World Cup, four years after the nightmare of their 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-finals on home soil.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

first_imgThe four young men gathered at the news office of the erstwhile DAILY STAR newspaper on the corner of Broad and Gurley Street and regarded each other till one of them broke the silence.“We need to get this organization together,” Mozart M. Dennis, one of the leading photo-journalists said. “If we are together, we can make a lot of difference.” The others, including James Burgess Carter and Bana Sackie and this writer laughed.The necessity to organize a sports writers’ association had come to the fore against the backdrop where sports journalists were refused entry at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium at the time when local sports reigned supreme. A couple of times, gate-keepers had insisted sports writers would not be allowed to enter the stadium if they did not purchase tickets for matches there. Though it was not officially sanctioned by the Liberia Football Association, someone had to be made aware of what the gate-keepers were demanding.“This is a shame,” another journalist in attendance said. At the conclusion of the meeting, it was agreed that such an organization was necessary. At the time, Mr. Willis D. Knuckles was the vice chairman of the Liberia Football Association and President Doe was its chairman.The year was 1986.It was a period of remarkable changes to the development of football in Liberia. Until then, football organization had been done on short term basis. Hit with an apparent lack of vision, football authorities did not organize regular long term football programs. However, whenever tournaments were organized by the Confederation of African Football, Liberia would go ahead to nominate either Invincible Eleven or Mighty Barrolle for the Club Championships.But with the coming of President Samuel Kanyon (in the 1980s); the completion of the Complex named after him, began under the administration of President William R. Tolbert, soccer took off significantly.Now with Knuckles in charge as vice chairman, youth football got a boost, (thanks to Assa Mady Kabba and the late La-Marks Kerdoe) and with the support of sports writers and broadcasters, history was set to happen.The first known sports writer who got a great deal of attention was the late Zack Humphrey who had worked for the NEW LIBERIA and THE LIBERIAN AGE newspapers in the 1970s and late 1980s.Then of course the late editor of the DAILY OBSERVER T-Max Teah and the late Klon Hinneh of the former FOOTPRINTS TODAY newspaper who were active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Mattor Harris with was the NEW LIBERIA then. But it was in 1985 that the idea to organize an organization for sports writers gained full attention as mentioned at the beginning of this article. Other important sports writers included the Mr. Fred Smith and James Burgess Carter, presently with the DAILY OBSERVER newspaper.On the radio side was the late Herbert Grigsby, one of Liberia’s most respected broadcasters, (whose memory SWAL monthly lecture series were named), the late Garswa Yarmeto another sportscaster of great talent, Mr. Patrick Manjoe and Mr. Cyrus Wleh Badio then with the ELBC. The late Joe Mulbah, a sportscaster at the ELWA and later DAILY OBSERVER and SPORTS WORLD made significant contribution to SWAL’s formation.This writer, who was part of the discussion to organize the organization, began his career with the former DAILY STAR; later joined the DAILY OBSERVER in 1987 became its first secretary general. The late James Caesar Padmore, who worked for the ELCM Community Radio (now RADIO VERITAS) became the first president of the association.Mr. Dennis Toe of the then FOOTPRINTS TODAY, Rodney Sieh who worked with MONROVIA DAILY NEWS and later Mr. John Taweh, who won the presidency to replace Mr. Padmore subsequently brought in secretary general Mr. Akosa Ike, who came along with several individuals, including Henry K. Bestman, Emmanuel K. Cooper, (from the SPORTS CHRONICLE newspaper, owned by the late Mohammed Winpea.)Mr. Bana Sackie became editor of the first sports newspaper to emerge at the period, THE SPORTING LIFE, owned by the late Walter Pelham, who also coached the national team and later it became SPORTS LIFE, E. Sagbe Byrd (SPORTS LIFE) and Momolu Sirleaf (THE MIRROR, and SPORTS STAR) as well as Jackson Kanneh (DAILY OBSERVER and later Voice of America).Interestingly, at the beginning the late Garswa Yarmeto was made its first interim chairman but after several days later when another crisis came between sports journalists and the Liberia Football Association (LFA), he sided with the LFA, and as a result the membership saw that he was the wrong man to defend their interest. At an emergency meeting, an election was held and Mr. Padmore took over as president.Though Willis Knuckles’ Liberia Football Association realized the seriousness of sports journalists, it did not issue any support to recognize the infant association; however, the LFA supported the association and ensured that from that humble beginning they would work together. The cordial relationship continued after Mr. Cletus S. Wotorson took over from Mr. Knuckles.The period from 1986 to 1989 was a busy period for Liberian soccer. President Doe did not hide his love for the game and subsequently went all the way to make sure that the players on the national team got what they needed. A trip to Brazil was one of the incentives.It was therefore no surprise that after the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) Zone 111 finals held in Liberia that Ghana won Liberia 1-0 in the finals, it proved that Liberia had come of age, along with sports journalists.It was a message that Africa should watch out for Liberia and Lone Star’s subsequent participation the World Cup qualifying series did not leave Africa in doubt. It was the era that groomed the George Weah X1.Meanwhile, after he resigned from office, Mr. Knuckles and Ambassador Eddie Dunn organized the SPORTS WORLD newspaper with Mr. Joe Mulbah as its editor, along with reporters Eugene Lenn Nagbe, Hassan Kiawu, (who later went to the ELBC), Gabriel da Costa and with Mozart Dennis to boost sport writing.The primary objective was and it is still to promote Liberian athletes and develop sports writers by seeking educational support to the members.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgNo new information has been discovered regarding the sexual assault case which transpired on morning of Sunday, April 24.According to Constable Biller, of the Fort St. John RCMP, no new facts or evidence have been discovered in the case.- Advertisement -Biller says that the driver who allegedly picked up the female after the assault took place, never ended up coming forward and the RCMP has received little assistance from the public.As a result, no new suspects are being investigated and the investigation is still ongoing.Biller says the woman, who is in her early 20s, had been out during the night. She was then walking down the street when she was offered a ride by two men in a lifted, navy blue 2006 or newer Dodge extended cab pickup truck with a loud exhaust.The men took the woman against her will to the end of the 259 Rd. where she was sexually assaulted.After the assault, police say the female was knocked unconscious and transported to the junction of the 259 Rd. and the Airport Rd.Once the victim had regained consciousness, she was given a ride home by an unknown female and was later treated at the Fort St. John hospital.The driver of the vehicle is described as being a Caucasian male in his early to late 40s, between 5’10” and 5’11” in height and balding. He was wearing a black TapouT shirt (a Mixed Martial Arts brand shirt) and glasses at the time of the incident. He also had a tattoo of a sword with a family crest on his left forearm.The second suspect is also described as a Caucasian male in his early to late 40s, with a goatee, darker hair and a stockier build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans at the time of the incident. He is also described as a smoker.Anyone with information is urged to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477last_img read more

first_imgWEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a discussion on politics, religion and sex, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 943-5938. Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. O, 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. 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. 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 Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. 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 J&J Social and Travel Club will host a potluck and games social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a main or side dish, salad or dessert to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 946-5222. AV Scrap Club will hold a Super Scrapbook Crop Night, 6-11 at the Palmdale Holiday Inn, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Printer, computers, scrapbook software, sewing machines and other tools will be available. Cost: $25, which includes food and beverages. Call (661) 273-7925. AV Scrap Club will hold scrapbook basics classes, 10 a.m. and noon at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Cost: $5 per class. Register at (661) 273-7925 or AVScrapClub.com. 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. 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 host a pre-Valentine potluck and dance party, 7 p.m. in Palmdale. Bring a main or side dish, salad or dessert to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 266-9126. AV Scrap Club will sponsor Children’s Scrapbook Day for children ages 7 to 13, 11:30-2:30 p.m. at Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Bring five photos. Scrapbook kit is included in the $10 fee. Register at (661) 273-7925 or at AVScrapClub.com. 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. SUNDAY 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, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467 or 723-4891. 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 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 (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. 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. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. 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 (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. 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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsA touch screen allows customers to get product and price information and select an item, which is then retrieved by a robotic arm and dropped into a delivery bin. Payment is made with the swipe of a credit or debit card or a Macy’s gift card. Lundgren said electronics have been unprofitable for Federated in the past so he did not want to go with a full electronics department. “I’ve wanted to be in electronics for a long time, but we had just never been able to figure out how to do it,” Lundgren said. Zoom Systems will own the inventory and machines, and Federated will own the space and get an undisclosed percentage of sales, Lundgren said. CINCINNATI – Federated Department Stores Inc. is bringing consumer electronics back into its stores with a robotic vending machine that will roll out in 180 Macy’s stores this fall. Federated’s top executive announced at Friday’s annual shareholder meeting that the company has signed an agreement with San Francisco-based Zoom Systems to provide the self-serve, robotic “Zoom Stores” at Macy’s locations in 32 cities beginning this fall. “This is exciting because it brings most-wanted merchandise into our stores in a unique new way,” Terry J. Lundgren, Federated’s chairman, president and CEO, told shareholders while demonstrating one of the machines. “It gets us back into a category we know our customers want.” Lundgren demonstrated the 28-square-foot unit to shareholders, using his Macy’s Visa card to buy an iPod. Apple Computer Inc. iPod music players and accessories make up the primary assortment of merchandise displayed on shelves behind glass. “There is virtually no cost on our part,” he said. He said he envisions three or four of the machines in larger stores and believes other types of electronics products can be included later. Items from Sony Corp. and Motorola Inc. will be tested this fall. The shop was tested at a Federated store in San Francisco, and shoppers seemed comfortable buying the electronics products there, said Gower Smith, Zoom’s founder and CEO. Besides the vending machines, Federated also announced: Frango candy mints, sold for years at the Marshall Fields department stores to converted to Macy’s stores in September, will be sold nationwide at Macy’s locations this fall. A new line of sportswear designed by Elie Tahari will be sold exclusively at Macy’s stores. Macy’s new home textiles private brand, Style & Co. Home, will roll out to nearly 500 stores. Lundgren also assured shareholders that the integration of May Department Stores is progressing as planned following last year’s acquisition that created the nation’s largest department store chain. Federated shares closed at $73.09, up 62 cents on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock has ranged between $57.56 and $79.39 in the past year. Federated, with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, operates more than 850 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.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

first_imgSt. Eunan’s Under 14 Hurlers clinched the County title on Thursday evening with a sensational display of hurling to add the Championship to the League title they secured a fortnight ago and in the process wrote their names into O’Donnell Park folklore. After defeating Burt in last week’s semi final, the Letterkenny boys had the opportunity to secure an historic double as they took on Sean MacCumhaill’s.With little more than a point or two seperating the sides in their recent encounters, a tense and tight final was anticipated. However, a flying start saw Eunan’s take the lead within 20 seconds of the start and in truth, they never looked back from there. Their first goal came on 8 minutes and two more green flags by the 18th minute meant the game was effectively over as a contest. When the half time whistle blew, the lead was out to 3-09 to 0-01.In fairness to MacCumhaill’s they battled gamely and hurled honestly for the full hour and a goal early in the second half gave their supporters brief hope of a comeback. Eunan’s however were not to be denied on their home patch and responded with their fourth goal almost immediately from the restart to kill off any notion of a Ballybofey revival. Under the guidance of Eunan O’Donnell and Gordon Randles, St. Eunan’s pressed home their advantage to seal a comfortable win at the end. In a very accomplished team performance, Eunan’s were able to hurl freely and displayed their full array of talent from goalkeeper to full forward line to earn a fully deserved victory. Final score 8-12 to 2-03.A delighted team captain Shane O’Donnell accepted the cup and thanked the MacCumhaill’s team for a sporting match, the officials who let the game flow, the Eunan’s management who put in a huge effort preparing the team and of course his teammates for their commitment to achieving a unique League and Championship double.St. Eunans’ focus now turns to the Ulster Féile competition next weekend where they will also be a host Club for Friday and Saturday’s group games in both Hurling and Camogie.The St. Eunan’s Panel was; Cian Harkin, Matthew Noonan, Keenan Barrett, Peter McGee, Marty Duffy, Andrew O’Connor, Jack Gallagher, Oisin Randles, Shane O’Donnell (capt) 3-04, Paul O’Donnell 0-02, Michael O’Donnell, Gavin Forde, Russell Forde 1-00, Eoin Dowling 2-05, Ronan Daly 1-00, Mark Mulholland, William Hutchinson 0-01, Conor Whoriskey, Peter Kelly 1-00, James O’Donnell, Dylan Duggan, Conor Horgan, Lorcan O’Donnell, Jack Doherty, Alex McDermott, Darren O’Donnell, Rory Doherty. THE HISTORY BOYS! ST EUNAN’S HURLERS COMPLETE DOUBLE WITH CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL WIN was last modified: June 12th, 2015 by John2Share 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:ChampionsHURLINGSt EunansU14’slast_img read more

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has today criticised the government on the recent spate of burglaries targeting the elderly across Donegal, describing them as ‘out of touch with the seriousness of these incidents and ignorant to what is needed on the ground’.Commenting on the matter today, which was raised in the Dáil at Topical Issues, the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated: “Today the government has shown a complete lack of understanding of the terror that many people are now living under in Donegal following this spate of attacks.“The fact that such a small number of people can reap havoc on an entire county such as Donegal clearly demonstrates the recklessness of the government’s decision to cut garda presence in rural Ireland with little or no consideration for what is needed on the ground. “It has been pretty clear for some time that there has been a major issue with burglaries targeting the elderly in Donegal. The burglary and assault of two elderly people earlier this week, as well as the recent such incidents involving an 84-year-old-woman and the brutal attack of a 96-year-old woman are utterly despicable, but unfortunately this has been an on-going problem for some time now.“I have been extremely concerned about this issue for some time because of the lack of garda presence in rural areas and the further closure of five stations in Donegal that we are now facing, and the fear this has caused. I highlighted this issue to the Taoiseach in the Dáil late last year at Leaders’ Questions, but it obviously fell on deaf ears and we are now seeing the brutal consequences of this government’s attack on rural Ireland.“In response to my concerns today I was informed that the number of aggravated burglaries has gone down by over 17% in the last 12 months. I think if Minister Shatter paid a visit to Donegal and spoke to the victims of these brutal crimes he would learn quickly enough that that is far from the case in Donegal, with low garda presence allowing a small number of criminals to run rampant.“What is needed is the reversal of the decision to close these five stations and the provision of adequate resources on the ground in Donegal to deal with these burglaries which would send a clear message that this barbaric behaviour will not be tolerated in Donegal, or anywhere else. What the people of Donegal need is action, not lip service,” stated Pringle.  GOVERNMENT ‘PAYING LIP SERVICE’ ON DONEGAL BURGLARIES – PRINGLE was last modified: January 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GOVERNMENT ‘PAYING LIP SERVICE’ ON DONEGAL BURGLARIES – PRINGLElast_img read more

first_img The noise is the sound of kids playing, background music for a life spent caring for children. The clutter — pictures, trophies, toys — reflects the scores of lives she’s influenced. The strong aroma comes from the kitchen — where soul food is cooking on the stove. This is where Davis’ life was shaped. Five minutes in Nicholson’s home, and it’s no wonder the Warriors point guard turned out the way he did. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “She is everything to me,” Davis said of his grandmother. “I can pay her back, though. I can give her love, love her while she’s up in age. I can make sure every time I see her she’s smiling. I can tell her I love her, tell her how beautiful she is.” The first thing you see is a poster-size painting of Luke Nicholson, known as Papa Luke, over the television facing the couch. Lela Nicholson, affectionately known as Madea, met him at a Firestone tire store in Southern California, though they both grew up in Louisiana. Papa Luke is from Shreveport, Madea grew up about 300 miles south in Houma. Papa Luke died in 1993. “When my husband left me, I didn’t know what I was going to do,” Nicholson said. “He was the best thing that ever happened to me. But God saw me through.” Davis’ parents, Bernice Nicholson and Walter Davis, succumbed to drugs’ stranglehold on the inner city. As so many grandparents have done for a generation laden with abandoned African-American children, Madea and Papa Luke stepped up to the plate. After raising seven kids of their own, they took in Davis and his sisters Lisa and Toi. — Lela Nicholson’s residence in South Central Los Angeles doesn’t seem like the home of a millionaire’s mother figure. It’s loud and cluttered, and there’s a strong aroma. But it all makes sense if you know the woman who raised Baron Davis. Her house is littered with glimpses into her life, insight to her character. center_img Lela also took care of nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and their friends. She made her living as a child-care provider, so she took care of strangers’ children, too. She even welcomed Denver Nuggets point guard Earl Watson, Davis’ good friend and former UCLA teammate, into her home. “She called me shy boy,” Watson said. “I never had a grandmother. I was like her adopted grandson.” Her rearing was strict and revolved around church. Davis and his sisters went to Bible class on Wednesday, choir rehearsal on Saturday and services all day Sunday. She didn’t smoke, drink or curse and didn’t allow it in her house. It’s no wonder Davis avoided the trouble surrounding him in his neighborhood. “One, he was not that kind of guy,” said Daryl Roper, Davis’ basketball coach at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica. “Two, he just didn’t want to deal with his grandmother. She was just a powerful influence.” She taught them how to be responsible and accountable. She didn’t go for excuses, and the traumatizing sight of their parents coming out of crack houses wasn’t a good enough reason to free them from Madea’s expectations. Madea also showed her children how to find joy within, independent of money and materials. That was evident when she moved from the house Davis bought her in the Chatsworth suburbs and returned to her home in South Central. Her modest income became even feebler when Papa Luke died. But that only helped drive home her emphasis on humility and togetherness. When Davis was at Crossroads, he often received invitations to dinner and to spend the night with his wealthy schoolmates. While a comfortable guest room in Beverly Hills was no doubt better than sleeping on the floor at home, Madea resisted and often forced Davis to come home. “It was a tug of war,” Roper said. “For Baron, it meant getting away from where he had to go. But his grandmother didn’t want him to be a burden.” At 84, she remains spirited and fun-loving. She knows how to work a crowd, which was evident when she responded to applause at Davis’ summer basketball camp with a Miss America wave. Madea doesn’t have a shy bone in her body. In her bedroom, toward the back of the house, there’s a picture of her and Davis on the dresser. They are on the red carpet at the ESPYs. She is wearing a white dress and white hat, matching Davis’ white suit. When complimented on her style in the photo, Lela didn’t miss a beat. “I looked good, didn’t I?” It’s no wonder where Davis got his personality. 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

first_img “We haven’t had any reports – no new starts – and crews are working on the Topanga Fire and existing fires to put out hot spots,” Hurd said. “Any spark from an existing fire can travel a couple miles and start new fires.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – As fierce Santa Ana winds gust through the Los Angeles Basin, authorities Tuesday raised red flag warnings in mountain areas and upgraded the fire danger level in the Angeles National Forest to “very high,” worried that a loose spark could ignite the next conflagration. In the Angeles, a top concern of officials of the forest near the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys is the area above Castaic that could ignite, jump the freeway and burn through dry and aging woods of the Los Padres National Forest. “The forest is very dry again and anything near the foothills is a problem,” said Robert Brady, a U.S. Forest Service fire information officer at the Angeles National Forest. “We share the border with the Los Padres. Some of our fires are joined in the Los Padres. I hope people are careful.” The National Weather Service said a north-northeast wind from 32 to 36 mph gusted in the canyons of Val Verde, Saugus and the Acton areas of north Los Angeles County. Meanwhile, the combination of a wet winter and hot dry summer left area hillsides covered with brush – compounding the fire danger. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 A wind advisory is expected to continue today, with forecasted local gusts of up to 50 mph in the passes and valleys. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said crews have stepped up patrols in this brush fire-prone region. Also, a strike team – a rapid-response group of five engine companies under the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection – has been deployed to Santa Clarita in case of a blaze. The county Fire Department also has strike teams standing guard in Calabasas and La Caada Flintridge. “Our crews are on heightened awareness, patrolling the area and making their presence known,” said Jason Hurd, a county fire inspector based in Santa Clarita. The alert comes as crews mopped up two wildfires that have blackened more than 25,000 acres over the past week in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. The Topanga Fire burned more than 24,000 acres along the border of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Containment was expected Tuesday. The Castaways Fire charred 1,100 acres in the Verdugo Mountains over Burbank. Wildfires charred 39,000 acres in 2004 in the Santa Clarita Valley. last_img read more