Salala Youth Launch New Book

first_imgThe Salala Youth United for Development Actions (SAYUDA) over the weekend launched its first book containing words of wisdom.The book titled, “The Power of Wisdom,” was compiled by Charles Gopee, a 27 year old who had dreams of becoming an author.Nearly 100 persons, including popular Liberian gospel artist Cyrus Thompson and Rev. Samuel R. Enders, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the African Dream Academy and the African Dream Academy Children’s Clinic, were in attendance at the International Christian Fellowship Church in ELWA.Gospel singer Thompson, after keeping the audience spellbound with the song, ‘Jehovah is Your Name,’ said as a people, we should not run away from fear, that there is wisdom in what author Gopee has succeeded in publishing, through the assistance of SAYUDA.He said there are many endeavors in life through which one can attain success, but that the choice that counts most is the one that attracts conscious learning and deep reflections.Mr. Thompson commended SAYUDA and others who stood by Gopee during his first attempt at becoming an author, and called on them to ‘continue being his true friends for the good of the nation.’The book, “Power of Wisdom,” portrays the average exercising patient, and that there was wisdom in every facet of life. Rev. Enders, who served as chief launcher, said it is often difficult to navigate the waters of life when one is striving for success that would impact the lives of many people in a positive way.He congratulated Gopee for a good beginning and advised him to be resilient and focused, as he tries to realize dreams bigger than the one he has already achieved.The occasion was also attended by Liberian author Shelton F. Gonkerwon, one of whose books, tilted, “The Dark Freedom,” a memoir of Liberia’s gloomy days (collections on the civil wars) has been published in London.In response to the gestures and support of all who stood by him, Gopee expressed gratitude to God for them being his true friends.Gopee said he began writing the Power of Wisdom in 2012 in a copy book and each time he collected some ideas from personal deeper reflection, but he lost the book as time went by.“The loss of the copy book,” he said, “nearly prevented me from holding on to my dream of becoming an author but I was encouraged by a very strong and special friend to go ahead redoing the job for the copy book did not write anything in itself but I did.”Gopee, having made up his mind to write, consulted his Town’s Youth organization to which he holds membership- Salala Youth United for Development Association (SAYUDA) and the association lobbied and got money to help him publish his Power of Wisdom.“The book, he said, is dedicated to very special people in his life which include his mother Esther Kpain and his father Robert Gopee for the many contributions they have made to see him reach the stage he has reached and beyond.The book was published by Prosperous Art Production.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Easy does it

first_imgThe Philippines is coming off a sweep of the 3X3 events for men and women, and with the men sure to run unmolested for the rest of these Games, focus will also be on the women who will be shooting to win their first Games’ gold medal.Afril Bernardino will again spearhead the National women’s five, which opens its campaign Thursday against Indonesia at 6 p.m. also at Mall of Asia Arena.Cone’s boys will only return to action Friday against Vietnam, another light foe, at 8:15 p.m.The last group phase assignment for the Nationals will be Myanmar on Saturday.Cone admitted to knowing little of the Vietnamese, who gave the Philippine coach something to think about after blasting listless Myanmar, 131-52, in an earlier game.ADVERTISEMENT Golf: Bianca is individual leader, boosts Filipinos to the top Team Philippines has failed to win the basketball gold here twice, the last in 1989 with a team of collegiate standouts. The Filipinos have reigned supreme since the 1991 edition and hasn’t come close to losing a game.And the local cage federation, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, has left nothing to chance by tapping an all-star PBA squad to defend its turf now that it is hosting the Games for the first time in 14 years.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Starting coldly but finishing furiously, Gilas Pilipinas on Wednesday night gave the 30th Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball field a glimpse of things to expect–despite not playing to its full all-star potentional–after routing Singapore, 110-58, before a jampacked, appreciative gallery at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT The Filipinos missed their first two free throws and three-pointer, but were on target the rest of the way as the hapless Singaporeans became the first side to fall in the Philippines’ bid to extend its dominant reign in this region’s version of the Olympics.“It’s fun coaching a powerhouse team, no doubt about it,” multi-titled coach Tim Cone said. “But I don’t think we played our best game tonight. We were a little jerky and weren’t smooth offensively.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Stanley Pringle, Matthew Wright and Kiefer Ravena connected from afar and the Filipinos dominated underneath with June Mar Fajardo, Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar as they settled the outcome right in the first half with a 48-28 lead. The first 50-point bubble came late as the Filipinos showed no let up.“I believe we will get better and better as the games roll along,” Cone added. NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas ‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations MOST READ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Take winning mentality to Tusker, Ze Maria tells his Gor squad

first_imgAlready K’Ogalo have one trophy in the cabinet; the Super Cup that they lifted in February after beating Tusker 1-0. This encouraged them to start the season on a high where they have won four matches and lost only one in five games to sit at the top of the standings on 12 points.“Our mentality and philosophy is playing to win against Kariobangi Sharks or the champions Tusker. We have to play with the same mentality trying to win and improve in all matches. We have won one trophy this year so far and we want to win the remaining three (KPL, GOtv Shield, Top 8). My players know our target,” Ze Maria told Capital Sport on Wednesday after being named the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for March.Gor Mahia head coach Jose ‘Ze Maria’ Mercelo Ferreira in action at training.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe Brazilian tactician has attributed the good performance to new players who joined the team this season in midfielder Kenneth Muguna who was named the Most Valuable Player last season and Rwandan national football team captain Jean Baptize Mugiraneza with both having scored their debut goals for Gor.“When I came to Gor I found them in12th position but we finished second and played in the top 8 final. This year we have a lot of good players. Muguna who was MVP last season and experienced players like Mugiraneza have really done us proud.  I have a good mixed team of new and old players so I think we can fight for all titles this year,” Ze Maria underscored.His captain Musa Mohammed anticipates a tough encounter against Tusker, saying they will come proving a point since they started the season on a wrong footing.“It will be a difficult match against Tusker because they are struggling. Looking at the position they are in, they will come hard on us but we are preparing well to see how it goes on Saturday,” Mohammed said.Gor Mahia head coach Jose ‘Ze Maria’ Mercelo with Captain Musa Mohammed.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe skipper who heaped praise on Ze Maria is confident the team will finish top of the table by mid-season.“Ze Maria has brought a lot of confidence in the team and his tactics are good. We have to win as many matches as possible before we go to mid-season break.”“The new players like Muguna and Mugiraneza have brought stability in the midfield and there is rotation you don’t need to depend on one player because there is more than one player who can play in that position.”The main target for Gor will be to reclaim the title that they lost to Tusker FC last season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Jose ‘Ze Maria’ Mercelo Ferreira with players during training.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 – Gor Mahia head coach Jose ‘Ze Maria’ Marcelo has challenged his charges to continue with the winning mentality when they host defending champions Tusker FC in a Kenyan Premier League match on Saturday.Last term Gor lost to Tusker in both legs in the Premier League and Ze Maria believes a win against the Brewers will add more confidence to his players as they target to sweep all the titles this season.last_img read more

Man killed today in 210 accident

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A man was killed today and another suffered burns in a fiery crash that involved two big rigs and prompted the closure of the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena, officials said. The collision was reported about 5:50 a.m. near Arroyo Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer John Seumanutafa. He said westbound traffic was being diverted from the freeway at Lincoln Avenue. One big rig caught fire in the crash, and its driver died at the scene, said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives. Another man was hospitalized with burns he suffered in the crash, she said. The cause of the crash was under investigation. Three lanes were reopened at 7:21 a.m., but the other two lanes are not expected to be open for at least four hours, Seumanutafa said.last_img read more

Lynwood routs Paramount

first_img The Knights’ didn’t allow the undersized Pirates to get into their normal offensive rhythm, holding leading scorer Genesis Lewis to just four points. And Colleen Cooley had five points for the Pirates, who fell to 13-4 and 0-1 in league. “I always start different lineups,” Barfield said. “We are still trying to find chemistry, find our stride. Offensively, we are going to be looking great right now. We looking for our effort from defense. As long as we can make our adjustments defensively, we are OK. We did a little zone. Then we went to man-to-man. When we went to man, good things happened for us.” Earl Williams can be reached at (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I just wanted to get my team going, to make sure we had good defense and offense,” Sanford said about the fourth quarter. “We started out slow. We couldn’t execute our plays. We came out cold (from the field). In the long run, when we needed to execute, we responded. Down the stretch, we made a lot of key baskets and free throws. “We lost chemistry in the summertime. Everybody didn’t play together. Some of us played with club teams. We are trying to get our chemistry back right now. Later on down the line, we should be able to pick it up.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita In the fourth quarter, the Knights (6-4, 1-0) outscored the Pirates 22-0 to win. In the first half, Lynwood was cold from the floor, but still held a 19-8 lead at intermission. The Pirates made a strong run in the third quarter, outscoring the Knights, 12-8 and cutting the lead to seven. Sanford had 17 points, 10 rebounds and four block shots, and Morgan, another All-American candidate, added 10 points, as did Warren (seven rebounds), who returned for her senior season after recovering from a serious leg injury. “I think we played hard for the first three quarters, but in the fourth quarter, we kind of gave up,” Kenya Amos said. “They started pushing the ball more, and we got beat back.” center_img It was just a matter of time before the Lynwood High girls basketball team found its rhythm at both ends of the court. In the fourth quarter, Lenita Sanford, the Knights’ All-American candidate, began to dominate in the post and Dymond Morgan, Ivanna Warren and the rest of the team took Paramount completely out of its game to pull away for a 49-20 victory in their first meeting in the San Gabriel Valley League competition on Wednesday night. last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgSATURDAY 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.com or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a buffet brunch, 1:30 p.m. at the Boulders mobile-home park clubhouse, 40701 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-2586 or 722-1847 by Saturday. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12-Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. 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, Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Red Lobster restaurant outside the Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 W. Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale. An optional movie will follow. Call (661) 267-2586 by Tuesday . 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. at 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. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. 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. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want 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

DONEGAL SCHOOL’S WORK IS RUBBISH BUT THAT’S OKAY WITH THEM!

first_imgA number of Donegal schools have admitted their work is rubbish – but they hope to scoop a fortune for it!A number of schools including Carndonagh Community Schhol, Deele College in Raphoe and Scoil Mhuire in Raphoe have made it through to the final of a unique competition with a chance of scooping €5,000.The aim of the competition is to make an outfit from recycled materials with the winner being judged on variety, comfort and performance on the catwalk.  Well the competition has been running for a few years now but this is the first time it has went nationwide.There was a total of 1050 entries from around the country, these were narrowed down to just 250 and each province had a final where 15 dresses got through leaving just 60 in the final.The final takes place on April 17th in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin and will be hosted by TV3’s Noel Cunningham.There will be four provincial winners announced on the night then the overall winner. The prize for the champion is €5,000 for the winning school and €500 for the designers. Carndonagh Community School’s entry is called, Woman Empowerment, was made by Stephen McLaughin, Aisling McCallion and Niamh McDonald who is also modelling it.The team started the outfit in October and it’s made from an old wedding dress, drink cans, old computer parts, cardboard, chicken wire, broken jewellery, lace, magazines on train and collaged at the back, nails, glass, cut-up C.D.s, t-square welly boot and much more!The judging is divided into quarters, each of three judges contributing to 25% and then the online votes have the remaining 25%. Voting takes place on the Junk Koutre website (http://www.junkkouture.com/) and each computer can vote once a day until next Friday.“At the minute were putting up a good fight but it’s impossible as counties like Dublin and Cork are out in front.“ We need everyone to pull together on this. We’re also rooting for the rest of the Donegal schools who we hope do well,” said Aisling. EndsDONEGAL SCHOOL’S WORK IS RUBBISH BUT THAT’S OKAY WITH THEM! was last modified: April 10th, 2011 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:Carndonagh Community SchooldressJunk Koutrelast_img read more

WATCH: Messi hits fine brace as clinical Barcelona sweep aside Osasuna

first_img1 Messi put Osasuna defenders on their backsides with two fine goals for Barcelona Lionel Messi 3-0 (90 mins) Barcelona closed the gap on LiLiga rivals Real Madrid with a commanding 3-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Osasuna.Two second-half strikes from Lionel Messi and another from Luis Suarez handed the hosts victory at the Nou Camp and their first league win in four games.The defending champions were uncharacteristically wasteful in the first-half, with Suarez’s shot off the post the closest they came to an opening goal.The former Liverpool man soon made amends after the break, though, as he was there, totally unmarked in the centre of the box, to tap home Jordi Alba’s clever cut back on 58 minutes.Breaking the deadlocked seemed to spark Barca to life and Messi made the Osasuna back-four look like fools as he scored two late clinical goals to wrap up the win.The Argentine’s double takes him to 11 league goals this season.Rock-bottom Osasuna later hit the crossbar, with Sergio Leon’s brilliant chip beating Marc-Andre Ter Stegen before unluckily bouncing off the woodwork, but other than that it was a thoroughly dominant display from the hosts.Victory leaves Barcelona second in the table behind unbeaten leaders Real Madrid – who face Deportivo La Coruna at home on Saturday evening – with the gap between the rivals now down to just three points.Watch all three Barcelona goals below!Luis Suarez 1-0 (58 mins)center_img Tune into talkSPORT 2 for LIVE LaLiga commentary! Lionel Messi 2-0 (72 mins)last_img read more

Stoke City confirm new long-term deal for key man

first_img Ryan Shawcross has committed his future to Stoke City 1 Stoke have announced that captain Ryan Shawcross has signed a new four-year contract.Shawcross has been with the Potters since 2007, initially on loan from Manchester United before the making move permanent for a fee of around £2m.He has made more than 350 appearances for the club and is the first – and only – man to captain Stoke in an FA Cup final.Shawcross’s representatives had been in protracted talks with Stoke over a new deal for several months, prompting speculation over the future of the defender.But the Potters’ skipper, first handed the armband in 2010 by former manager Tony Pulis, always made clear his intention to stay at the Britannia Stadium.Stoke confirmed on their official Twitter site: “#SCFC are delighted to announce that skipper Ryan Shawcross has signed a new four-year contract, committing him to the club until at least 2021.”last_img read more

Stratford boys basketball ekes out win at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterKRONENWETTER – The Stratford boys basketball team survived a tough shooting game to edge Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 36-32 in a nonconference matchup Friday night at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School.The Tigers (4-3) shot just 28 percent from the field (11 of 38) but were able to hold WVL (1-3) to just 13 first-half points and held on from there.Derrick Schmidt scored 15 points and Ethan Nagel had 11 rebounds for Stratford.Stratford’s next game is Monday at home against Wisconsin Rapids Assumption.Tigers 36, Wolves 32Stratford 21 15 – 36Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 13 19 – 32STRATFORD (36): Brenden Fecker 3-6 0-0 9, Cole Hoffman 1-8 2-3 4, Drew Oertel 0-1 0-0 0, Nick Stoflet 0-2 3-4 3, Lucas Heidmann 0-1 0-0 0, Ethan Nagel 1-6 0-0 3, Derrick Schmidt 5-12 3-6 15, Jacob Danen 1-2 0-0 2, Jaren Fischer 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 11-38. FT: 8-13. 3-pointers: 6-22 (Fecker 3-5, Schmidt 2-5, Nagel 1-5, Heidmann 0-1, Stoflet 0-2, Hoffman 0-4). Rebounds: 27 (Nagel 11). Turnovers: 9. Fouls: 6. Fouled out: none. Record: 4-3.WISCONSIN VALLEY LUTHERAN (32): Statistics not reported. Record: 1-3.last_img read more