Gilas PH ready to aim for the moon

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “What’s important is we build a team that will have a strong chance of beating Japan and Taiwan,” said Reyes. “If you talk about Australia, very honestly, I don’t know how we can beat Australia.”The Philippines remains in the top 5 in the continent despite the new Fiba groupings that merged the Asia and Oceania regions. Overall, the country slipped three spots to 30th in the Fiba World rankings.The Philippines is fifth in the Asia-Oceania group behind Australia (9th), Iran (22nd), China (24th) and New Zealand (27th).ADVERTISEMENT Chot Reyes calls beating Australia a long shot. But Gilas Pilipinas will deal with it anyway.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Santiago blossoms into true leader for NU Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “Remember, in the Fiba Asia Championships, Australia beat Iran with (team star Hamed) Haddadi by 30 points,” said the national coach. “So I don’t know how—suntok sa buwan (it’s a long shot) to the highest degree. But it is what it is, we’re still going to try our best.”Australia will be among the countries that the Philippines will face in the reformatted Fiba World Cup qualifiers that features home-and-away games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGilas Pilipinas will take on Japan on Nov. 24 in Tokyo, just three weeks after it opens training camp on Nov. 3.The country will host Chinese Taipei on Nov. 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum, before flying to Australia on Feb. 22. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

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Pres. Weah: ‘Information Minister Will Do the Talking’

first_imgPres. Weah to officials: “All government ministries and agencies are to direct their communications on public policy matters to the Minister of Information or his designated lieutenant.”George Weah has issued an executive memorandum warning all government officials from speaking on national policy issues without being authorized to do so, an Executive Mansion release said.In a statement on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, posted on the Executive Mansion website, the President’s warning was contained in an Executive Memorandum directing all ministers, deputies assistant ministers, and heads of agencies and commissions, and their deputies to refrain from making public comments on policy issues of national concern on both conventional and social media without first seeking authorization from the appropriate authorities.Minister Eugene Nagbe.jpgInformation Minister Eugene NagbeThe memorandum issued through the Director General of the Cabinet, Jordan Solunteh said: “All government ministries and agencies are to direct their communications on public policy matters to the Minister of Information or his designated lieutenant.”The memorandum said there would be grave consequences for any member of the Executive Branch of Government found in violation of the President’s directive. “The President, therefore, cautions all members of the Executive Branch to take heed and govern themselves accordingly,” the statement said.The memorandum from the president office, according to political observers, is long overdue but was necessary to calm down the highly divisive rhetoric, randomly spewed into the public domain, especially by members of his administration.On the other hand, observers added that the move is intended to strengthen government’s communication strategy and to also avoid officials misinforming the public.T President Weah’s memorandum came less than four days after the US Embassy issued a statement, calling out several elected and appointed government officials for their divisive statements made in the public domain.The US Embassy statement added, “Those who promote through their words or deeds a Congo-Country divide do not have Liberia’s best interests or that of their constituents at heart, but rather appear motivated by personal ambitions or fears. It is unacceptable for Senator Prince Y. Johnson, Representative Yekeh Kolubah, “ex-generals” or other former actors in the Liberia’s civil wars (1989-2003) to incite unlawful acts through ill-considered rhetorics that could jeopardize the country’s hard-won peace and security.“It is equally irresponsible for people within leadership positions in government or the ruling party to promote such division as Deputy Minister Eugene Fahngon has done on social media. To take such a public stance and suggest it is a private opinion or a personal right, reflects a misunderstanding of the nature of public service in a democracy. As Liberians look to National Unification Day next week, we encourage all Liberians to reflect on their role in constructively contributing to the development and sustaining peace.”Minutes after the U.S. Embassy statement was released, President Weah announced the suspension of Deputy Minister Eugene Fahngon, warning other “government officials and all citizens to stop dividing Liberians along ethnic lines.” The President’s statement did not say the duration of Fahngon’s suspension.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Heavy rains cause flash flooding

first_img– stall owners counting losses at La Penitence MarketAs Guyana continues to experience excessive rainfall owing to the May-June rainy season, stall owners at the La Penitence Market are left counting their losses as a result of the deteriorating roofing system which leaves the market susceptible to flooding.Guyana Times was told that the roofing system of the market continues to disintegrate and nothing is being done to resolve the issue. This is despite numerous complaints made by vendors to the market’s management.The leaking roof exacerbates the facility’s vulnerability to flooding as water easily gushes in from the drainage system with the slightest of rainfall.A patient wading through the flood waters in the compound of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)During a visit to the market on Thursday, vendors at the well-known La Penitence shopping hub expressed their aggrievance over the deplorable conditions under which they are forced to operate.Speaking to this publication, Mahabeer Chunilall, the owner of two stalls, explained the difficulties experienced whenever it rained.A portion of the market affected by the flooding“Since February month I am punishing with this. The zinc break and I’m reporting it steady, and nobody coming to do anything about it,” Chunilall lamented.The frustrated stall owner pointed out that the contractor attached to the market has visited on two separate occasions and continues to make empty promises. As a matter of fact, the vendor even took it upon himself to purchase the materials for the renovation, and was merely waiting on the construction workers to commence the repairs.Chunilall went on to say that customers were often deterred from visiting his stalls on account of the water leaking from the roof and, as such, he was significantly affected by the deteriorating conditions of the Market.Another stall owner also expressed dismay over the conditions, noting that she and other vendors were severely affected by the poor state of the facility. “All over the market leaking…look the market flooding and nobody ain’t saying nothing. I want the Council come and repair the market, because the stall roof got to repair,” the women, who had been vending at the Market for a number of years, said.Moreover, the disgruntled vendors indicated to this newspaper, stalls would close for days whenever it rained, as they were unable to operate in the water-drenched facility. Nonetheless, they are still forced to come up with their monthly payments and therefore continue to suffer a loss.As such, they are calling on the Georgetown Mayor and City Council to commence renovation given that vending is the sole source of income for many playing their trade at the La Penitence Market.last_img read more

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The Backstreet Boys are back in Dawson Creek: Photo Gallery

first_imgNick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Litrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson brought all their energy on stage, performing hits from the 90’s and tracks from the new album, ‘In A World Like This’.Victoria Duffield got the crowd going with her opening act, bringing a pop sound with a Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera type attitude. The ‘boys’ wrapped up with ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ and ‘Larger than Life’, before taking a bow and vanishing backstage. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Gor to start Super Cup defense against JKU

first_imgIt has since been closed for a further one month.Last year’s finalists AFC Leopards who lost 3-0 in the final played at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania will meanwhile start their campaign against Singida United, the match scheduled for next Tuesday.Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere vies for the ball with AFC Leopards duo Joshua Mawira and Ramadhan Yakub during the final of the Sportpesa Super Cup on June 11, 2017. PHOTO/SportPesaInteresting though is that should these two sides win both their preliminary games, they will book a date against each other in the semis on Thursday, the third Mashemeji Derby this season.Meanwhile, Kenya’s other representatives Kakamega Homeboyz will open their campaign against Young Africans (Yanga) in the first match of the tournament which will precede Gor’s tie against JKU.Kariobangi Sharks will kick off their campaign on Monday when they take on newly crowned Tanzanian Premier League champions Simba SC.Potentially also, there could be a Watani wa Jadi Dar Derby outside the Tanzanian capital in the semis should both Simba and Yanga proceed to the last four.The winner of the tournament will not only earn Sh3mn in prize money and a trophy, but also an opportunity to travel to England to face English Premiership side Everton in a friendly match at their Goodison Park home ground.Fixtures:June 3- Kakamega Homeboyz v Yanga (1pm), Gor Mahia v JKU (3:15pm)June 4- Kariobangi Sharks v SimbaJune 5- AFC Leopards v Singida UnitedJune 6- Rest dayJune 7- SemisJune 10- 3/4 play-off (12pm), final 3pm0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrate after winning the SportPesa Super Cup. PHOTO/SportPesaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 28- Record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will start their SportPesa Super Cup title defense against Zanzibar’s Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) when the tournament kicks off on Sunday at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.The eight-team tournament was scheduled to be played at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani but organizers had to scramble for a new venue after the newly laid pitch failed to hold on after two games.last_img read more

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Tottenham interested in signing forward five years after first bidding for him

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The Bundesliga side are said to be open to selling Rebic as long as they receive upwards of £26m for him, as they have to pay a percentage of any fee to Fiorentina. LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND targets Mauricio Pochettino is interested in bringing Croatia forward Ante Rebic to Tottenham this summer, according to reports.Rebic, the forward, has been on loan with Eintracht Frankfurt since the summer of 2016, and a deal has been agreed to take him to the Bundesliga side permanently from Fiorentina this summer. LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? However, on the back of a season in which he scored six goals and created a further three in 25 matches, Rebic has emerged as a target of Tottenham’s.This is according to SportBild, who make it clear Spurs are only showing interest in the 24-year-old right now, with no official offer made or talks opened. Spurs’ interest comes five years after first attempting to sign Rebic from RNK Split, with a £5m offer made for the then Croatia Under-21 international.No deal could be agreed and Rebic, who is currently part of Croatia’s squad at the World Cup, joined Fiorentina.He struggled to really establish himself with the Serie A side, and spent time away from the club on loan with RB Leipzig and Hellas Verona before finally settling at Eintracht. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Rebic scored twice as Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Bayern Munich in this year’s DFB-Pokal final TOP WORK moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED three-way race Latest transfer news Rebic scored the opening goal as Croatia defeated Argentina at the World Cup last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club 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. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept! will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.com. WEDNESDAY Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 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 Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com, or visit the Web site at www.geocities.com/littleangels_angelitos. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org THURSDAY THANKSGIVING FRIDAY Fun After Forty ballroom dance group will not meet due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY 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 meet, 5:30 p.m. at Foxy’s Southwestern Restaurant, 46643 60th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations by Nov. 25. 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. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 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. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. 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 (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. last_img read more

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HSE RUNS OUT OF PUFF IN SMOKING CASE AGAINST LEADING HOTEL

first_imgA leading Donegal hotel has had several charges against it dismissed under smoking laws after a Judge said it was an ‘extremely well-run establishment.’The Redcastle HotelThe HSE took the case under Tobacco legislation laws against the Redcastle Hotel in Inishowen. HSE employee Meabh Costelloe visited the hotel during a wedding on June 14th , 2013.On the first visit there was nobody in the glazed area.However, on a second visit two people were found smoking in the enclosed glazed area which measured three metres by three metres.However Carndonagh District Court was told that this was NOT the designated smoking area for the hotel.In fact, several precautions had been taken to ensure that patrons knew this was not the designated smoking area.The actual designated patio area for smoking was a short distance away.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said these included the erection of signs, regular fifteen minute patrols by staff and also a memo to staff telling them where the designated smoking area was.He said that all reasonable measures had been taken to ensure people knew the glazed area was not the designated smoking area.Judge Paul Kelly said he found the hotel had complied fully and that it was ‘an extremely well-run establishment.’He dismissed all the cases relating to the hotel.HSE RUNS OUT OF PUFF IN SMOKING CASE AGAINST LEADING HOTEL was last modified: April 17th, 2014 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:donegalHSERedcastle HotelSolicitor Frank Dorrianlast_img read more

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Turning an Unevolved Horseshoe Crab Into a Darwin Showpiece

first_imgHorseshoe crabs are survivors by anyone’s measure; they have carried on their lives virtually unchanged, according to the standard evolutionary timeline, for 450 million years.  This not only points to incredible stasis against alleged forces of evolution; it also means they have survived at least three global extinctions that evolutionary biologists and geologists say wiped out most other species.  Not only that, the world has changed drastically since they allegedly evolved from who-knows-what arthropod ancestors – perhaps trilobites, that appeared in the Cambrian Explosion without ancestors.  But the numerous, successful trilobites did not survive the global extinctions.  Given these contradictory facts, how can the horseshoe crab possibly be an exhibit for evolution?  A recent article shows how.Horseshoe crabs are not crabs; they are arthropods, similar in some ways to scorpions.  The UK Natural History Museum gave facts and fancies about these amazing, complex animals on the verge of a BBC News special TV program about them:The Great Dying wiped out most of the Earth’s species.  Some scientists have estimated 96% of marine species, 70% of terrestrial vertebrates and 57% of insect families became extinct. But the strange-looking horseshoe crab, with its armoured shell and long rigid pointed tail, lived on… These animals have survived 3 of Earth’s extinctions that wiped out most other species.If humans learned their secrets, maybe they could do better on the Survivor reality shows.  What are their secrets?  Fossil expert Richard Fortey lists some possibilities in the article: (1) being able to eat almost anything, (2) getting by with less oxygen, (3) salt tolerance, and (4) having a kind of blood that shields against bacteria.  If those traits are so evolutionarily successful in one of the earliest animals, it’s a wonder every other animal didn’t mimic them.  Presumably the trilobites had these traits, but they went extinct anyway.At the end of the article comes the evolutionary exhibit.  Richard Fortey does his best to explain why an unevolved creature is really evidence for evolution:Evolution not only brings about ‘improvements’ in body shapes and design that help a species adapt better to its surroundings. It also allows some species to remain basically the same.“These creatures tell us that evolution does not move inevitably forwards towards new morphology and new designs,” comments Fortey.“Evidence for evolution is also found in past designs that endure to the present day. As long as the right habitat endures, then so will some of the creatures that inhabited the distant past.”The article dubs this “strange evolution.”  Indeed.  In the same article, Fortey said that the duckbill platypus has survived for 200 million years.  With flexible explanations like this, Darwin can’t lose.Articles like this are more evidence that once the level of public credulity is sufficiently reduced by accurate information about the logical tricks of evolutionists, people will laugh Darwin off the stage of history and wonder how on earth so many smart people fell for his view of the world.Let’s review what we were just told.• Complex designs just popped into existence without ancestors.• These designs were not only complex, they were better at surviving than more than 90% of other animals that followed.• They endured virtually unchanged for 450 million years.• Evolution improves body designs, but it also allows them to remain basically the same.• A past design  that endures to the present day constitutes evidence for evolution.If you are sufficiently dumbfounded at these shenanigans committed in the name of science, stop taking it.  Fight back.  Demand logic.  Demand integrity.  Call a spade a spade.  This spadeful of nonsense calls for a ultrasaurus-size pooper scooper.(Visited 259 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Made in Africa: eight African cars

first_imgAfrican motoring is stepping up its game in the competitive but profitable automotive industry, giving the Germans, Indians and Chinese leaders in vehicle design and manufacturing some competition in local markets. Laraki is a Moroccan based company established with the intention to develop and sell wholly African high-performance sports cars. The flagship Laraki Epitome model seen here has a V8 engine capable of producing over a thousand horsepower. (Image: Laraki Motors, Casablanca)CD AndersonMuch like South African-born Elon Musk is changing the game with Tesla Motors and its revolutionary electric motor innovation, South African motor manufacturing, be it luxury, commercial or concept and performance vehicles, is always a little different and ahead of its time. And African car companies are also creating wholly locally sourced vehicles that can compete on the international market.Here are eight of the best African car manufacturers:Birkin, South Africa(Image: Birkin Performance Cars)Founded in 1980 and based in Durban, Birkin Cars is best known for its quality reproductions of the Lotus 7 Series 3, called the Birkin S3. The company exports locally manufactured Lotus and other limited-edition performance car replicas around the world.Saroukh el-Jamahiriya, Libya(Image: Wikipedia)The legendary “Libyan rocket” was fast, luxurious and safe. Designed especially for former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 1999, the car, wholly built in Libya, was the country’s pride and joy, pitted against the German luxury car market leaders.Unfortunately, it never went into full-time production, yet it was a prime example of inventive North African design. Designers claimed it to be one of the safest cars ever made, comparable to Volvo and Saab. It had some innovative safety features, including the ability to drive for miles on flat tyres – making it perfect for desert conditions – and a full electronic safety system with airbags. In fact, it was one of the first cars to have airbags for all four seats.Laraki, Morocco(Image: Laraki Motors, Casablanca)Laraki, a car manufacturer based in Casablanca, is owned by Moroccan luxury yacht designer Abdeslam Laraki. The company designed and manufactured its own range of luxury performance cars and sport models, including the Borac; the V8, 1 750 horsepower Epitome, the only officially recognised African-made supercar; and the Fulgura, which embodies a Lamborghini in look and spirit.Larakis are strictly concept cars, custom-built for each customer, and were ranked among the most expensive cars in the world in 2015, priced at over $2- million (about R33-million) each.Advanced Automotive Design, South Africa(Image: Wikipedia)Pretoria’s Advanced Automotive Design makes racing-style sports cars and has been in business since 1995. The company is famous in motoring circles for its 2007 Shaka Nynya, named after the Zulu king. It has impressed drivers with its versatility and speed.Wallyscar, Tunisia(Image: Wikipedia)Competing in the lucrative off-road market, the small but powerful Wallyscar, manufactured in La Marsa, Tunisia, is a relatively new company, founded in 2006. The company is building a strong reputation for affordable, reliable and powerful 4X4s, despite the size of its vehicles, which are similar to Suzuki and Skoda.According to reports from 2014, the company sells over 600 units a year, predominately in Africa and the Middle East, but also as far as Panama and Europe. The company’s plans include making its sporty, colourful, off-road vehicles more environmentally friendly, as well as trying its luck in international off-road motorsport.Bailey Edwards, South Africa(Image: Bailey Edwards Cars)Started in 2003 by brothers Peter and Greg Bailey, Bailey Edwards is a top replica sports car manufacturer based in South Africa. The group builds and customises classic performance cars such as the Porsche 917 and the Ferrari P4 for clients around the world. It has a factory in New York to service the North American market.Its signature replica is the Ford GT40 that has raced in both national and international racing tournaments. The company has even restored an Aston Martin DB6, familiar as the classic James Bond car and much sought-after by collectors around the world.Kiira Motors, Uganda(Image: Kiira Motors Corporation)The Kiira EV is the first African-made hybrid electronic vehicle; it was launched in 2014. Still not available commercially, the car began as a group design project by engineering students at the University of Makerere. The Ugandan government has invested $40-million in the project, to create an affordable hybrid for the African market and turn Uganda into a hub of the automotive industry for East Africa.With a factory in Kampala slowly developing various sedan, off-road and urban variations, the company hopes to go into full production by 2018, employing 10 000 people and making 300 vehicles a year.Innoson, Nigeria(Image: Innoson Motors, Nigeria)Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing makes affordable, high quality and locally sourced passenger sedans in a factory in Nigeria’s Anambra state. The company’s newest Fox sedan, released in 2015, has been declared “a reference point in the success story of the Nigerian automotive industry” by Nigeria’s ministry of trade and industry.From humble beginnings as a bus manufacturer, the makers of the country’s ubiquitous Uzo minibus taxi, is now planning to go global with interest from potential Japanese and German partners.Source: AFKInsiderWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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