The House’s Fabulous Pension Bill: Extreme Display of Selfishness and Total Disregard for the…

first_imgThe House of Representatives last Thursday once again proved that they strongly believe the people elected them not to seek the people’s interest but that of themselves—the House members. But who is to blame but the PEOPLE themselves, the ELECTORATE, who put in power these people, so many of whom are a greedy, selfish, in-compassionate, inhumane and uncaring bunch of people?      These are desperate times in Liberia, when the Liberian government itself faces serious economic and financial difficulties, triggering the budget shortfall and the drastic decline of the Liberian dollar.If the people’s government can’t make ends meet, what about the ordinary people?  They are feeling not the pinch but the bite and the blight (affliction, scar) of their government’s pain.   Liberians are today experiencing the worst financial crisis in recent times.  They have never suffered so much economic hardship since the restoration of democratic governance.  It is so bad that the government says it has difficulty finding money to pay even the media, on which government depends to relate to the people.All the essential costs have escalated—food; transport; fuel; water; and education because all educational institutions say they, too, are seriously affected by the current economic downturn. But worse yet, just think of our poor people in the interior, who can hardly afford one good meal a day because the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says there is severe food insecurity in  Liberia, due to the failure of our agriculture over the past several years.  Even the nation’s leading breadbaskets, Lofa, Bong and Nimba counties, are facing food insecurity.  Liberians, despite their fertile land and abundant rainfall EVERYWHERE, are STARVING. And remember the tens of thousands of our youth, from age six up, not in school, but selling candy, towels and rat poison on the streets as breadwinners for their impoverished families.This is the time Members of the House of Representatives  have chosen to pass a law giving what our Legislative Correspondent Keith Morris has called “a fabulous” pension package for the leaders in ALL branches of government, who are already among the best paid people in the country!  The bill seeks to award the President, Vice President, the Legislators themselves and members of the Supreme “50% of their salaries and 25% of their benefits monthly for life upon their retirement—and much more!  And when such officials die, these benefits will extend to their spouses and children, for life!The House could not have chosen a worse time to pass this heartless, unconscionable,   unscrupulous bill, which clearly portrays its members as totally insensitive to the suffering of the Liberian people.  All these lawmakers ALWAYS think about is THEMSELVES.Worse yet, just think about WHO some of these House members are.  You have the likes of Edwin Snowe, who presented the bill to the House.  Has the public forgotten who Edwin Snowe really is?  Does the public remember Representative Edward Forh of District No. 16 in Montserrado County who was caught in the Social Development Fund  scandal?  It was he whom Montserrado Superintendent Grace Kpaan recorded on tape suggesting that she share between himself, herself and then Internal Affairs Minister Blamo Nelson US$400,000 from Montserrado’s Social Development Funds.   “You eat, I eat and the MIA Minister eat,” he told Supt. Kpaan, in a blatant attempt to cheat Montserrado people of money intended for county development.There is also Rep. Thomas Fallah of District No. 5, who diverted SDF money to his personal use.The House got angry with Superintendent Kpaan for exposing their members in their corruption, and did not rest until the President unceremoniously removed her from office.Is it surprising, then, that these are the likes of the House members who passed that bill  endowing themselves so lavishly and saying to hell with the Liberian impoverished masses?We urge the Senate to reject that bill; but if this body, which also has been known to have often acted selfishly in the past, passes it, too, we call on the President to veto the  pension bill.   The Liberian economy simply cannot afford it.  It would be a slap in the face of Liberia’s suffering masses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gov’t Announces Committee to Investigate Red Light Incident

first_imgThe Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Information has disclosed that a committee has been set up to investigate last Thursday’s incident at the Red Light and GSA Road junction.Speaking yesterday at the Ministry of Information in Monrovia, Minister Lewis Brown said the Ministry of Justice has constituted an independent investigative committee to comprehensively probe these unfortunate events with an urgent view to bring all violators to justice.The committee includes the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Independent National Human Rights Commission (INHRC), Inter-Religious Council, Paynesville City Cooperation and the Ministry of Justice and is expected to provide the outcome of the investigation within the shortest possible time.Minister Brown said Liberians were alarmed by the death in Zubah Town, Paynesville of Mr. Alfred Tarnue, Jr., a motorcycle rider which led to a rampage in the Paynesville area and its environs, culminating into the burning down of a police depot.He said five other depots were vandalized, records and equipment destroyed, law enforcement officers injured and subjected to various forms of indignities, and detainees forcibly released.He assured citizens and foreign residents that all such breakers of the law will answer to the law, adding that for the Liberian government and people, that remains the surest path to consolidating our democratic achievements and peace.He noted that, “Because we have continued along this path of deepening adherence to the rule of law, the United Nations Mission in Liberia is growing in confidence to draw down its military forces in the country.”Minister Brown said responsible drawdown of the UNMIL is not because the Liberian government has imported more tanks and armaments, but it is positioned to stop the commission of all crimes in the country.According to him, “The continuing drawdown is necessitated by overwhelming evidence of Liberia’s growing commitment to governing under the rule of law by which we remain resolute to punish all crimes justly and fairly, and by so doing, continue to strengthen the firmer foundations of our enduring peace.”He mentioned that the government has heard the concerns expressed that this incident suggests that Liberia is still not safe and that UNMIL should discontinue its drawdown. “To borrow a cliché, a safe country is never the absence of the will of a few to abuse the law,” he noted.“A safe country, which Liberia is and continues to be, is the omnipresent will to bring all abusers of the law to answer to the law. This is the enduring measure, and by this and other measures, including the measure of crime, Liberia boasts a stronger and safer society,” Minister Brown said.He further emphasized that, “We want to assure all of our citizens and foreign residents that the rule of law will be scrupulously observed and followed, and that all violators will answer to their transgressions.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dr. Kearney boys basketball team finishes second in weekend tournament

first_imgThe team opened the tournament with a win against Glenmary 31-30. The squad then played two games against St. Joseph’s and Peace Wapiti which were both wins.With the team standing with a 3-0 record they booked their ticket to the final with a game against St. Gerard School. Unfortunately for the Dr. Kearney team the game did not go according to plan with a 51-23 loss however it was one of the teams best tournament of the season. – Advertisement –last_img

Liverpool to sign Schalke centre-back Joel Matip on free transfer – reports

first_img Schalke defender Joel Matip Schalke centre-back Joel Matip will join Liverpool on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to reports.The 24-year-old Cameroon international is set to arrive on Merseyside in the summer once his contract with the Bundesliga side expires.It is claimed he will pen a four-year deal at Anfield.The German-born player, who can operate in a holding midfield role as well as in central defence, has 27 Cameroon caps and came through the Schalke youth academyMatip made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 18, scoring in a 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich in November 2009, and has over 200 senior club appearances to his name.The Reds’ interest in the defender has been known since January, although Schalke had not given up hope he would sign a new deal at the German club.At least two French clubs were also thought to be in the running, but Liverpool was his chosen destination and the move set to go ahead after penning a pre-contract agreement with the Premier League side. 1last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img 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! 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. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. O, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org. THURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m., $2. Dance admission: $2 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY Antelope Valley Scrap Club will hold Super Scrapbook Night, 6-11 at Palmdale Holiday Inn, 38630 5th St. W. Cost: $20, which includes food, beverages and prizes. Call (661) 273-7925. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 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.last_img read more

GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS – ST MICHAEL’S NEXT UP FOR SENIORS

first_imgMENS FOOTBALLOur Senior footballers had a busy weekend, on Friday night they suffered their first defeat of the season, going down by 5 points at home to County Champions St. Eunans but they got back to winning ways on Sunday when they returned from Gweedore with a superb 2 point win under their belts. It is expected that league leaders, St. Michaels will be the visitors to Connolly Park this weekend. For more details check out the parish bulletin and the club facebook page later in the week. Our reserve footballers were in action on Sunday also, going down to a very strong Gweedore outfit.LADIES FOOTBALL Ladies Football training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8pm to 9pm.GIRLS FOOTBALLTraining for the Under 14/16 girls continues at 5:15pm on Wednesdays.U12 Girls continue to train on Wednesdays at 4:15pm There will be no U10/U8/U6 training this week due to Holy Communion.The Girls final of the “Off the Wall” Competition is due to take place this week, coaches will inform those involved. Good luck to U12/U10/U8 our under-age players who will take part in the finals day.BOYS FOOTBALLTraining continues for the Under 6 age group in the club, gym on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11-15. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend.Training for the Under 8 age group takes place in the club gym from 11 to 12-30 on Sunday mornings also in the club. This is followed by training for the Under 10 age group, which runs from 12.30 to 1.30.The U-14 squad are in action in Burt on Wednesday night . Training for that particular panel continues on Monday from 5-6 and on Thursday from 4.30 to 6.00.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €700. The sequence drawn was 5-3-6-1-4-7-2. The €50 winner was Laurence Hunter, with the €20 sellers prize going to Lilys Bar, Malin. Next weeks lotto jackpot is €750 and we thank the local community for its continued support of our weekly lotto draw. PROFor the next number of weeks Christina Mc Laughlin will be taking over all PRO duties. She can be contacted on 086 1980399 or alternatively send an email to the new club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note the new club email address.GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS – ST MICHAEL’S NEXT UP FOR SENIORS was last modified: April 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS – ST MICHAEL’S NEXT UP FOR SENIORSlast_img read more

ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC SAYS FOND FAREWELL TO NEIL CULLEN

first_imgThe high esteem in which Neil Cullen was held by all involved in athletics, both within Letterkenny Athletic Club and in the wider athletic world, was clear on the morning of Tuesday December 23rd, at the sad occasion of his funeral at the Church of the Irish Martyrs. A guard of honour was provided by LAC members as well as many of the other people in athletics with whom Neil had connections. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. May he Rest in Peace.As usual, a large contingent of LAC members gathered on Christmas morning, at the Letterkenny Town Park, for the annual Christmas group training run.Several LAC members were in action in various venues over the festive season. Ciaran Doherty picked up 1st prize, in a time of 15.46, at the Tirconnail AC 5K, in a race in Donegal town, which was run the weekend before Christmas. To provide a celebration for their 1st Wedding Anniversary, his wife Teresa was first woman home in the race. LAC runners were in action in Counties Donegal, Tyrone and Carlow on St Stephen’s Day. Martin Gormley was the first of several LAC runners, to cross the line, in the Finn Valley 5K, which was won by Thomas Hayes, Kilkenny City Harriers, in 15.09. Martin, making a welcome return to racing, recorded a time of 18.29. Barry Mackey (20.11), Paul Lee (20.23), Kevin Greenan (20.25) and Pauric McGinley (20.47) also had excellent runs. LAC runners Ciaran Doherty (18.35) and Shaun McFadden (21.00) were 1st and 2nd respectively in the Cruit Island 6K, with Rosses AC’s Noel Diver 3rd. Ben George had an impressive run in the Ballon (Co Carlow) GAA 6K. Ben ran 23.00 and achieved his first ever race victory, while on a break with his family in his native Co Carlow. Hugh Gallagher returned to racing, in the Greencastle (Co Tyrone) 5 mile race after an enforced 3 month break, due to hamstring problems. He ran 37.59, on a hilly course in a snowstorm. He picked up 3rd prize in the M60 Category. Last Sunday, December 28th, Ciaran Doherty was flying the black/amber colours in Co Cork, when he had an impressive 2nd place finish in the Togher 5K, in an excellent time of 15.36. The race was won by Moldovan internationalist Sergiu Ciobanu. Again, to complete the family double, Teresa was 1st woman in 16.42.Shaun McFadden organised a Charity event in Corravaddy Forest on Sunday, the charity benefitting being ‘Self Help Africa’ . The event was run in cold but otherwise good running conditions and was more about helping a good cause than serious competition. Shaun himself was to the fore in the 10 mile event, with Danny Mooney and Conor Bradley. In the 6 mile event, Ciaran O’Donnell, Barry Mackey and Pauric McGinley were at the front. In the shortest event, over a 3 mile trail, young LAC runners, Christine Russell and Ciara Finnegan had excellent runs.Letterkenny Athletic Club is organising a 5 mile road race on Sunday January 4th. Registration will be at Aura Leisure Centre, with the event starting near Aura at 11.30am. The course leads runners out towards Newmills, turns and finishes back at Aura. The course provides runners with an excellent chance of starting 2015 with a PB, as it is fairly flat.ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC SAYS FOND FAREWELL TO NEIL CULLEN was last modified: December 28th, 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:Letterkenny AC noteslast_img read more

Leeds signing ‘confirmed’ by player

first_img TOP WORK Becoming a free agent, Sheytanov was free to complete his move to Elland Road, and he has let the cat out the bag by ‘confirming’ he is a Leeds player on social media.There has still been no official confirmation from Leeds, but Sheytanov sent out two posts on Twitter, one showing him wearing the Whites’ training kit, and a second in action for Leeds Under-23s in their 1-0 defeat of Ossett United. IN DEMAND Dimitar Sheytanov appears to have confirmed his move to Leeds United.Sheytanov, the Bulgaria youth international, was linked with swapping his homeland for England earlier this summer, and talkSPORT told you last week how the 19-year-old had left Levski Sofia at the expiration of his contract. Ossett United 0:1 Leeds United 💪💛💙🔝 pic.twitter.com/EzUCRddbSH— Dimitar Sheytanov (@sheytanov1) July 22, 2018It is expected Sheytanov will spend the season with Leeds’ Under-23 side, under the management of Carlos Corberan.talkSPORT.com have reached out to Leeds for clarification over Sheytanov. LATEST Latest transfer news RANKED Having failed to make an appearance for the Bulgarian giants, goalkeeper Sheytanov refused to agree to new terms unless Levski guaranteed him a certain amount of game time – something they refused. targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM center_img pic.twitter.com/tHFCvwywAZ— Dimitar Sheytanov (@sheytanov1) July 22, 2018 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 1 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Sheytanov has been capped at Under-17 level by Bulgaria targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer last_img read more

PATSY MCGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT

first_imgThe wide open historic Curragh of Kildare was the excellent venue for the final National challenge of 2011 uneven age and novice .It began at 11.30 and by noon Finn Valley were on a roll.The diminutive Castlederg girl Aoife Mc Grath pushing into a top position with Buncrana’s Emer O Neill , Daniella Jansen a pupil at Dromore N S. and a fast finishing Lauren Mc Daid closing in only Naas AC getting in ahead by a few points . Also on duty Zoe Kelly  of Dromore and Sinead Gallagher St Mary’s . On to the boys 11 age division Keith Mc Colgan hits the front ready to give it a serious shot didn’t exactly hang on but didn’t throw in the towel either battling with eventual team leader Shane Mc Monagle who hails also from Tooban N .S, newcomer Jack Gillespie ,Gleneely N. S. , and completing the team Alex Mc Geehin of Stranorlar .They were joined by Dylan Crossan , Pauric Harold and Adam Mc Crudden and again hey were just beaten by Munster champions West Waterford with a Co Clare squad in bronze.Shortly after noon the under 13 groups were out and about. There was a disappointing return from the girls but the boys were ready to have a go led by national under 12 champion Aaron Mc Glynn Glenfin. They were always in contention as was Convoy St Bridget’s lad Bryan mMcNamee ultimately 5th and 8th with Luke Gavigan St Mary’s , Stranorlar and just back from injury Denver Kelly with Charles Mc Daid ,Calvin o Brien , jamie Keegan and Samuel Mc Clintock in support silver medals for these lads behind Craughwell ,Galway.No luck for Valley under 15 but they came close under 19 boys but the absence of Patrick Hynes Foy who sick was telling. Mark Bonner, Ryan Porter, Justin Brown and Patrick Gallagher were on duty but just missed out . In a most competitive novice women’s race there were no medals but a very brave effort from these ladies Kathleen Mc Nulty , Catherine Brogan ,Charmaine o Brien ,Mary connolly and Maria Mc Gonagle with Mark Hoy Donegal lead runner men’s noviceThe Lifford 5k Sunday had a cross section of athletes Fit4life etc won by recent recruit crossroads native Gerard Gallagher and the women’s section winner student Ailish Patton a double for the Valley contingent.Very encouraging to see so many parents travel to the Kildare venue and next up Boxing Day / stephens Day 5k @ Finn Valley 2pm and there is an open invitation to all young and old to come out and make it a great family occasion.Finally a big well done to Fionnuala Britton European cross country champion only the second Irish ever the previous winner Catriona Mc Kiernan. PATSY MCGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT was last modified: December 12th, 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:patsy mcgonagle’s athletics reportlast_img read more

NORWICH CITY STAR RETURNS TO RAMELTON FOR TODAY’S RELAY FOR LIFE 5K

first_imgRelay for Life Donegal Ramelton 5k will be set of by none other than Norwich City Football Club Player and Ramelton Born Kyle Callan McFadden all in aid of Relay for Life.Registration is from 6pm at Ramelton Town Hall and the run and walk is from 7pm.  NORWICH CITY STAR RETURNS TO RAMELTON FOR TODAY’S RELAY FOR LIFE 5K was last modified: April 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NORWICH CITY STAR RETURNS TO RAMELTON FOR TODAY’S RELAY FOR LIFE 5Klast_img read more