#JaVotes2016: Arthritis can’t stop 66-y-o from voting

first_imgAudrey Anderson is 66-year-old and has arthritis of the spine, but that did not stop her from crossing a bridge and climbing several steps to get to her polling station located inside Grove Primary School, in St Andrew East Rural. Minutes later, Anderson slowly made her way from the polling station clutching the arm of a much younger male voter and with the assistance of her walking stick, but happy that she had come out to support her political party. “I want my party and my candidate to win. A feel good this morning, a don’t wake up with any pain,” she told The Gleaner. The elderly woman was among a steady stream of voters who have been filing into the six polling stations located inside the school to vote for their candidate. The Jamaica Labour Party’s Juliet Holness is challenging the People’s National Party’s Imani Duncan-Price to become the parliamentary representative for the constituency. Simone Dunn had no difficulty with the bridge and the steps and said she came out to vote because she wanted to have a say in how her country is governed. “My vote is my right,” said Dunn, who indicated that she has heard things during the election campaign that has attracted her attention. EAST RURAL ST ANDREW CANDIDATES PNP: Imani Duncan-Price JLP: Juliet Holnesslast_img read more

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Kwakwani residents block access road

first_imgResidents of Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) in disagreement with the dismissal of over 60 striking employees attached to the Russian Aluminium company, Rusal, on Tuesday blocked the access road in the community, which leads to the company located at Aroaima.Residents of Kwakwani, Region 10 on Tuesday blocked the main entrance to AroaimaInformation reaching Guyana Times indicates the residents and workers are dissatisfied with the outcome of meetings between the company’s officials and the Labour Department. On Tuesday, materials such as old tires and pieces of wood were placed across the roadway, as residents formed a human barricade.One resident told this publication that this was done to prevent other employees, including senior management, from getting to work by bus in an effort to have a major shutdown of the company.The residents have made calls for the community to stand firm in solidarity with the workers, noting that households and businesses will be affected as a result of the employees’ dismissal.Regional Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph noted that the affected employees feel discriminated against. He said other employees fear victimisation, with some remaining on the job for fear of being dismissed. He also refuted claims that the company is operating at a loss, saying that the entity recently scaled up its equipment-base to include larger barges and trucks and has scaled up production as a result.Meanwhile Police Commander of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani), Linden Lord noted that a 15-man Police team was dispatched to the community later on Tuesday to bring calm to the situation.Over 100 residents were said to have blocked off an area known as Station One, which is the main entry and exit to the Rusal company.Police Commander Lord noted that apart from the road, residents also blocked the river path leading to the company.CallsMeanwhile, Vice Chairman Adolph later joined calls for Government to intervene in the plight of over 60 workers attached to the Russian company, in light of their alleged dismissal over protests against a one per cent increase.Adolph in an interview with this publication on Monday noted that the increase granted by the company is a “gross insult” to the workers and is “totally unacceptable.”FITUGMeanwhile, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) also expressed its concern over the situation in a statement on Tuesday. According to the Union, the workers are within their rights to demand better pay and working conditions“The FITUG sees the high-handed approach by the BCGI as grossly disrespectful to our workers, our laws, and all Guyanese. The actions by BCGI are reminiscent of a similar act by another foreign-owned enterprise – Demerara Timbers Limited. That company in 2016 chose a similar route apparently to punish workers for taking part in a protest to demand improvements. The matter which reached the High Court came to an end when that company opted to settle the matter obviously recognising that it was in the breach.”FITUG made it clear that the right to collective bargaining and union representation was “won by the struggles of past generations of Guyanese and have now become a proud feature of life in Guyana. The naked and clear disrespect to these hard-fought rights cannot be condoned in any way, shape or form.”It went on to call on the Department of Labour, and the Government of Guyana, to resolve the situation and ensure that the workers’ rights are respected. FITUG also extended its solidarity with the workers, their families and their union.last_img read more

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Ramjattan concedes Govt blundered

first_imgPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan– accepts blame for releasing robbery suspectIn light of 19-year-old Kelvin Bates – who was pardoned by President David Granger last year – being charged for a spate of robberies on the Corentyne, in Berbice, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has stated that he will consider releasing the names of the new set of prisoners that are expected to be released.As part of the country’s 49th Independence Day celebrations last year, the Guyanese Head of State announced that he will be pardoning some 60 “petty” criminals in their late teens to mid-20s; however only 40 of them were released in June. The remaining 20 were presumably found unsuitable for various undetermined reasons and remained incarcerated.The criteria includes that prisoners who are facing short sentences; those who are incarcerated for petty, non-violent offences; and those prisoners between the ages of 18 and 24. This pardoned gesture applies to both female and male inmates.This decision, however, had caused great uneasiness among Guyanese, especially business owners, since the country’s crime rates were high at the time. Persons were also calling for the identities of these convicts to be publicised but Government explained that this would have hindered the reintegration process of these young people back into society.Nonetheless, Ramjattan told Guyana Times on Saturday that he will be inclined to release the names of those pardoned prisoners if it is requested. “Of course if asked, we will release the names of all those who will be pardoned. It is an obligation in the name transparency that the Minister released all the names of those who are on parole and pardoned,” he pointed out.The Public Security Minister confirmed that the 19-year-old robbery suspect in Berbice is indeed one of the pardoned criminals. Bates appeared in court on Thursday facing several charges ranging from robbery under arms, larceny from persons and possession of illegal firearms and ammunition that occurred earlier this month. According to court documents, he was reportedly on bail for another armed robbery when he committed the aforementioned offences.However, Minister Ramjattan conceded that Government erred in selecting Bates as a candidate to be pardoned but noted that they were given the opinion that he was of very good character while in the prison, hence he was released. He added too that the teenager only had four more months of his sentence to serve and this was taken into consideration was well.“It is not exclusively the President that makes these releases. He has to get some advice from the Director of Prisons, the Prison Officers who would have dealt with him directly and also after I would have sort the record out,” the Minister explained. He noted that in reviewing the name submitted last year, he was advised that the list presented to him was vetted and all candidates were qualified to be released.“I had a role to play because the fellow just had a short-term more left and he was of good character in the prison. We have to release our young people, jail is not necessarily for young people but if we make a mistake even like that by virtue of the fact that he started stealing again, what do you do,” the Minister questioned while adding “you simply now have to ensure that when he gets back in there (prison) that he will never again get pardoned.”Moreover, Ramjattan pointed out that this now brings the question of overcrowding of the prisons system into question. “It is a collision course with trying to defuse the tension by over population in the prison system,” he stated.It has long been established that the local penal system is holding prisoners way beyond its capacity. In fact, in March this year, inmates were protesting the condition of the Georgetown Prisons, causing a three-day unrest during which 17 inmates were killed and several others injured in a fire within the Capital A Division of the facility.On the other hand, the Public Security Minister went on to say that the Administration is looking at strengthening the rehabilitation programme that the pardoned criminals undergo as part of their reintegration into society.He said Government is awaiting the disbursements from the Citizens Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP), which has some US$1.5 million set aside. He added too that the United Stated funded Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) project plays a crucial role in the reintegration of these pardoned convicts into society.According to Ramjattan, he is looking forward to partnering with the US and utilising this rehabilitation programme because of the level of expertise and research that goes into their projects. “Whenever they come up with a programme, it is well advised and well funded. They have a skills-set that is pretty excellent so whatever programmes they come with, I will generally adopt,” he remarked.Nevertheless, the Public Security Minister outlined that even though Government wants to strengthen its parole system, it is the access to funding that is posing a hindrance. He underscored the need to have more tools and equipment to engage pardoned convicts and those on parole in workshops in an effort to train them.“When they come out of prison, we want to also ensure that we do see them doing something useful outside,” he stated.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had called for the release of the names of the pardoned prisoners, pointing out that these persons were not “pretty” criminals as was being portrayed. The Opposition Leader’s calls fell on deft ear.last_img read more

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This weekend at the NPA

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies are inviting you to spend Sunday afternoon with them. The annual Skate with the Huskies goes at 3pm on Sunday, offering a great chance to meet the players, and maybe take them on in some shinny. The event is free to attend, and there will be games, food, and more. Everyone is welcome, and it promises to be a fun day. – Advertisement -Also – don’t forget the Flyers play a home game on Saturday night at 8:30. The Hythe Mustangs lost 9-3 on their previous visit to the North Peace Arena, but have been improving with every game this season. Hythe proved too much for Spirit River, beating the Rangers 4-3 last week, and has become the fourth best team in the league – with an 8-5 record.last_img read more

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TDs WELCOME RANDOX INVESTMENT IN DUNGLOE

first_imgDonegal South West TDs Deputy Pearse Doherty and Deputy Thomas Pringle have both welcomed the announcement by diagnostics group Randox that it plans to create up to 540 new jobs at its Dungloe facility, ‘Randox Teoranta’, by 2020.“Randox has committed itself to producing high quality and innovative diagnostic solutions and over these last thirty years, it has grown to become the success story that it is today – a world leader in in-vitro diagnostics, supplying reliable, innovative and sophisticated laboratory instruments and tests to customers in over 145 countries across the globe,” said Deputy Doherty.“Randox plays a pioneering role in laboratory medicine; the company believes that by placing a huge emphasis on research and development, it can continuously improve its existing product range and also develop innovative new ones. It’s no surprise then, that Research and Development remains at the very heart of what the company does today.” “To aid this endeavour, Randox Teoranta opened their diagnostic manufacturing and research and development facility right here in Dungloe back in 2008. This was a monumental vote of confidence in both the workforce and in the community here as a whole, and today’s announcement by Randox to invest significantly in its operations here in Dungloe is yet further evidence of Randox’s firm belief and commitment to doing business in Donegal.“Randox technology – researched and developed here in Ireland – continues to contribute to earlier diagnosis, more accurate treatment and better outcomes for patients, and I think it only right that today we recognise the hard work and commitment of the workers here at Randox Teoranta and I want to wish them every success both now and for the years ahead.”Deputy Pringle said: “I am delighted at the announcement of over 500 hundred jobs at Randox Teoranta, a diagnostic manufacturing and research and development facility in Dungloe, making available these highly skilled jobs by 2020, with over 60 of these to be allocated within a year.“This morning I attended the launch of Randox Dungloe 2020 where this very positive news was officially announced and it was great to be there and witness the positive energy it has injected into the area. “This announcement shows that sustainable jobs can be created in rural Ireland and I hope they will all be delivered within the specified time period and give the area the boost that it needs.” TDs WELCOME RANDOX INVESTMENT IN DUNGLOE was last modified: October 20th, 2014 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:donegal jobsjobsPearse DohertyrandoxThomas Pringlelast_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgCo-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 to 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 log on to the Web site at check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. 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 5:30-7:30 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 meets, 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. 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 Conceptwill 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 Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly 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. 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 (661) 948-5279. 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. 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, 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) 947-6777.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY 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. Dance Groove will offer ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsTake 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, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodgewill host bingo, 5:30 p.m. at 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. 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. last_img read more

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Bayern Munich respond to reports of ‘talks’ with Manchester United star

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED silverware It was reported on Sunday that the 22-year-old was now a target for Bayern and the German champions had already held discreet transfer talks with his representatives.At a press conference on Monday to unveil the club’s new manager, Niko Kovac, Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić refused to deny this claim.“These things we discuss internally,” said Salihamidžić at the presser.“If there is something to tell you, we will do that.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics who plays? RANKED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings crackers Martial is often rotated with the likes of Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard Latest Manchester United News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Bayern Munich have spoken for the first time following reports suggesting they have held talks with Manchester United star Anthony Martial.The Red Devils signed Martial for £36m from Monaco in 2015, however he is now seemingly headed for an Old Trafford exit after failing to secure a permanent first team position. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT deals REVEALED last_img read more

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GAA: IMPORTANT NOTICE ON TICKETS FOR DONEGAL V DUBLIN

first_imgIt seems there is unprecedented demand for our semi-final with Dublin on August 28th in Croke Park. With that in mind, we have been informed that each club may only submit 1 (one) order to administrator, Noreen Doherty.This is fair enough as they were inundated with 2nd, 3rd and even 4th orders for the Ulster Final from Clubs. Demand for this game is expected to almost triple that of the Ulster Final.We are being told that ticket should be ordered by this Thursday from your clubs. BELIEVE!GAA: IMPORTANT NOTICE ON TICKETS FOR DONEGAL V DUBLIN was last modified: August 9th, 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) Tags:donegal v dublinticketslast_img read more

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FIRST SIGHTING OF BASKING SHARKS MADE OFF INISHOWEN

first_imgThey’re back!A basking shark off InishowenThe monsters of the deep have been spotted off the coast of Donegal.The county’s coastline enjoys a major number of Basking Sharks who visit the north-west each year. The creatures, which can grow up to 13 metres long, usually begin arriving long before now.But the cold weather has meant that the shark’s main source of food, plankton, has been missing form the sea.But the good news is that there have been the first sightings of sharks off Inishowen on April 6th.Basking Shark co-ordinator Emmett Johnson said the sightings should be the first of many to come as temperatures begin to rise.  FIRST SIGHTING OF BASKING SHARKS MADE OFF INISHOWEN was last modified: April 11th, 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:Basking SharksInishowenlast_img read more

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Men’s Basketball Welcomes Illinois State Wednesday

first_imgStory Links Wednesday is also ‘Relays Night’ at the Knapp Center. The annual event highlights the upcoming Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee and honors its longtime committee members, officials and volunteers that drive America’s Athletic Classic. Once again, ‘Relays Night’ will feature an electrifying halftime dunk competition between Relays-caliber athletes including defending dunk champion Ricky Robertson. Wallace Spearmon, one of the world’s top sprinters, and Larry Donald will challenge Robertson in the competition graded by a panel of local celebrity judges. For more on Relays Night, click here. Live Audio Buy Tickets Drake’s 16 wins already mark one of the more sucessfull seasons in recent program history and those victories already rank head coach Darian DeVries fifth all-time in total wins by a first-year head coach at Drake. The Drake University men’s basketball team plays host to Illinois State Wednesday evening for a 7 p.m. contest in the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs return home, where they are 9-1 this season, after defeating Valparaiso to move into second place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. Illinois State also picked up a win over the weekend to reside in second place as well with a matching 5-3 league record. On the court, Drake’s win streak extended to four games thanks to freshman D.J. Wilkins’ career-high 20 points at Valparaiso on a 4-of-8 night from the three-point arc. Meanwhile, the defense held Valparaiso to 37.9 percent shooting and just 26 first-half points. Only two of Drake’s eight MVC opponents have scored 30 or more points in the first half and Valley foes are shooting just 37.9 percent in the first half against the Bulldogs this season. Following Wednesday’s meeting with the Redbirds, the Bulldogs return to the road to face Indiana State Saturday afternoon. Drake Game Notes  Print Friendly Version Live Stats ESPN+ last_img read more

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