Campese thankful for hometown farewell

first_imgWhat made this play from Campese even more impressive was the fact he had suffered a bad ankle injury in the first tackle of the game, an injury that ultimately ended his match at half-time, with the ailment so bad that he did not see out the second half. Unfortunately injuries have been the story of Campese’s career, with the 33-year-old doing well to even play in the World Cup after tearing his calf in the lead-up to the tournament. These injuries have made him appreciate his 13-year career even more, especially those that have always supported him along the way. “It’s been a long couple of weeks. Tearing my calf a week before the competition started was unideal,” Campese told Channel 7 after Friday’s loss.”I tried every day to get out on the field with the boys. I got through Thursday’s session and ran out on Friday night, but in the first tackle in Friday’s match I did my ankle. I couldn’t believe my luck. “I got to play that first half and go out on GIO Stadium the way I came in. I wasn’t a winner but I’m thankful for my time in rugby league and all the supporters, including my mates and family. I couldn’t be happier.”Italy are now officially out of the World Cup after Friday’s fiery loss to Fiji in which there were three players sent to the sin-bin. Italy suffered two of those dismissals, leaving the side with 12 men on the park for 20 minutes of the first half. It took its toll physically on the Italian side who were within two points of Fiji early in the second half before being overrun 38-10.  “We played with 12 men for 20 minutes of that first half so it was a great effort to go into half-time trailing by just a try,” Campese said.”Jarryd Hayne hadn’t been tackled in this tournament so we made it a goal to get up in his face and try and shut him down. First half worked, but in the second half they were too big and strong and came over the top of us.” In many ways it was poetic that his career would end much like it started – in front of an adoring home crowd with Campese just thankful to have had the opportunity to play at the top level.Thirteen years ago Campese began his first grade career at what was known as Bruce Stadium, now GIO Stadium, making his debut for the Raiders at five-eighth as his side went down 34-18 to the Penrith Panthers. On Friday night he ran out for Italy, honouring his grandfather’s connections to the Azzurri and in the process receiving the hometown Canberra farewell he so thoroughly deserved.  Although there was no victory for Campese and his Italian teammates, he still showed the flashes of brilliance that saw him selected for Australia in 2008. He set up Italy’s only try for the first half, throwing a brilliant cut-out pass to winger Josh Mantellato who scored in the corner. last_img read more

Joshua Pacio admits to shortcomings in close title loss to Yosuke Saruta

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA, Indonesia—Filipino Joshua Pacio was the first to admit his shortcomings against Japanese Yosuke Saruta in their world title fight Saturday night.Pacio lost by split decision to yield the strawweight belt to the gritty Saruta in only his first title defense, just four months after winning it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Shortly after the grueling fight, Pacio could only wish he had done things differently.“I know my shortcomings in the fight. I felt I was too defensive and he (Saruta) just kept coming forward. Yes, he was able to take me down but he wasn’t able to take control of me that long,” Pacio told reporters in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Team Lakay star, who just turned 23 on January 10, thinks Saruta’s experience also played a role in their bout.“His experience was a factor but it was still up to me. If only I did more work in the fight, I think the decision would’ve favored me.”It took only two fights in the promotion for Saruta to rise all the way to the top of the strawweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from Floyd Mayweather in locker room ahead of fight 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 But even before he joined ONE, the 31-year-old Saruta (19-8) had already amassed experience being in big fights as a former champion in Shooto.Fighting Saruta also served as an eye-opener for Pacio.“This fight was a great experience for me. It showed me that I still need to work on a lot of things. I’m more motivated to train and improve my offense and defense.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Poems by Students from Ricks Institute

first_img1) ON THE NIGHT OF SOUND AND TONESBy Patrick DahnOn the night of sound and tonesMy heart beat like a drumWhen I heard the cry of EBOLALife was at the end of my mindThe city was hot like fireAnd the homes were hot like bowl of waterI was thinking all dayBecause my mother was at riskAnd also my family was at a dead lineTears were like rainPains were almost unbearableWe fasted and prayed all nightMy mother was quarantined like a slaveOh! Oh! LordWhat a terrible pain we boreAs days passed and passedLife also passedBut because God healed our soulsOur lives were planted again2) WHY LIBERIA, WHY AFRICABy Jallah BarbuIf only we knew you were comingTo traumatize our livesIf only we saw the signsWe would have been preparedBut without a sign you cameOh! Ebola Why??You took away our prideBelittled us like ragsMade our lives a stigmaBut God was on our side.People tried to be cautious.Humans died lending a hand.Liberians suffered and died.Africans had a terrible nightmareNobody wanted an African Ebola Friend.Why Liberia, Why Africa?Liberia, Africa our motherlandOh! Sweet land with a terrible historyBut to God be the Glory Great things He has done.3) THE TIME HAS COMEBy Precious S. GbollieDanger has caught up with the daily activities of life.Fear is our source of livelihood.Grief is our utterance.Running away from the bullets of natural weapons.Tears in the eyes of every mammalMy good Liberia, oh whyWhy have you left your children in the hands of unseen enemies?We have cried, till we are thirsty for freedomFreedom! from invisible destroyers.Why? Why?Divisions among citizensAaah ah aah ya!!A cry from an innocent soul.Motherless, fatherlessPreparation for the future is abolished.Life has become unbearable.But now, is the time for peace to reign.Sheep cry for the shepherdNo room for happinessAnimals were rejected.Our future generations are delayed.Wake up! Wake up!!Children of this landPut away your sadness, bitterness, grief, and pains.The time has come.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ellen Calls for Full Int’l Support for 2017 Elections

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed the need for full international support to Liberia to ensure free and fair democratic elections in the country in 2017, a dispatch from Washington has said.President Sirleaf made the call on Friday, September 23, when she received an award from the Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) of the International Republican Institute (IRI).She is among 10 women leaders from around the world the IRI honored as part of activities commemorating the 10th anniversary of the WDN. WDN started in 2006 with a goal to increase women’s political and civic leadership.Shortly after she was honored, President Sirleaf noted that Liberia’s next elections will be a defining moment for the country. She added that it will be the first time a democratically elected civilian president, representing the aspirations of a broad section of the Liberian citizenry, will turn over power to another democratically elected president.“I have no intention to manipulate the Liberian Constitution to hold on to power,” President Sirleaf said, with the assurance her government’s full adherence to the constitutional process, adding, “I look forward to a peaceful retirement following the end of my tenure.”She then applauded the IRI for the critical support the organization has provided to build and strengthen Liberia’s democratic system. The President made specific mention of IRI’s support to Liberia during the 2005 elections; the first following the country’s devastating civil war.“IRI, we need you to work with Liberia like in 2005. We need support not only in terms of money, but training and best practices,” she said, adding also that there is a need to encourage the people to vote, and vote wisely.President Sirleaf described Liberians as a resilient people who, faced with tremendous challenges in their recent history such as the civil war and the Ebola epidemic, managed to bounce back with life. “You cannot succeed if you are not prepared to fail,” she told her audience, noting, “Success is failure turned upside down.” President Sirleaf also lauded other organizations, which like the IRI, have contributed to the efforts to strengthen Liberia’s democratic system. Earlier, President Sirleaf was presented the award by IRI’s President Mark Green, who is a former US Ambassador and Congressman, and IRI Board Member, Madam Constance Berry Newman, who is also a former US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa. Both Ambassador Green and Madam Newman described President Sirleaf as an inspiration to the world. In another development on September 23, President Sirleaf also served as a guest of honor when she participated in the special presentation of the Deborah Harding Women of Achievement Award at the National Peace Corps Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.Addressing conference attendees, who crowded a large hall at George Washington University, President Sirleaf underscored the significant contributions US Peace Corps have made to the progress of Liberia and its people.She described as “noteworthy” the service that the Peace Corps have rendered to Liberia, adding that Liberians are pleased to receive the recent team of medical Peace Corps, the first batch of medical Peace Corps in the country.The President then used the occasion to commend Dr. Deborah Harding, in whose honor the Deborah Harding Women Achievement Award is named, for her tireless effort towards education. Dr. Harding is the founder and President of the Liberian Education Trust, a transition initiative to help rebuild Liberia’s postwar education system. She is the founding Executive Director of the Peace Corps Institute, and she has served the Peace Corps in multiple roles over the decades as a trainer in 23 African countries, among others.President Sirleaf said that Dr. Harding, who was co-founder of the Network for Human Rights in Liberia in the 1980s, has been close to the cause of women in Liberia, including girls’ education. President Sirleaf congratulated the first recipient of the Deborah Harding Women of Achievement Award, Dr. Sara Goodkind, and admonished her to continue the effort to empower girls and women around the world.Dr. Goodkind is Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania in 1995, Dr. Goodkind received a small grant for funding a girls’ empowerment camp with the goals of building leadership skills among girls and facilitating a sense of civic participation and responsibility. Today the “GLOW” program is in Peace Corps countries throughout the world building gender equality, leadership, aspiration, self-esteem, health, and volunteerism.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Samurai Boo: Japan fans sheepish over W Cup fiasco

first_img0Shares0000Japan’s tactics in Russia were slammed on social media, with some putting the boot into coach Akira Nishino for ordering his team to play keep-ball in their own half © AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGITOKYO, Japan, Jun 29 – Japanese salarymen dashing to work Friday exchanged high fives with bleary-eyed football fans celebrating after the country reached the last 16 of the World Cup — most blissfully unaware of a backlash against their team.Japan lost 1-0 to Poland in Russia on Thursday in a match that ended in farce as the Samurai Blue ran down the clock knowing unless they picked up a pair of yellow cards or Senegal equalised against Colombia in the other Group H game, they would go through. “It was definitely a little bit fishy and it’s not nice to hear a crowd booing like that but, well, we reached the knockout stage — so ‘banzai!’… I guess,” advertising copywriter Ken Yazawa told AFP.“It’s only the third time we’ve got this far,” added the 44-year-old. “Hopefully we can go even further, although now we have to beat Belgium to reach the quarter-finals — nightmare!”Jeered off the pitch, Japan’s tactics in Russia were slammed on social media, with some Japanese Twitter users also putting the boot into coach Akira Nishino for ordering his team to play keep-ball in their own half.One disgruntled fan noted the irony of Japan becoming the first team to advance under the “fair play” rule after collecting fewer bookings than Senegal, posting: “It’s funny how Japan went through playing anti-football but we live to fight another day.”Another blamed football’s governing body for introducing the rule.“I doubt FIFA expected to see their fair play rule being used so unfairly,” he tweeted a little after the final whistle sounded at around 1am local time.– Under fire –Others sought to defuse the row as Japan came under fire from television commentators and pundits around the world who likened the fiasco to the infamous 1982 World Cup match between West Germany and Austria, when both teams played out a mutually beneficial 1-0 win for the Germans.“Let’s continue picking up the rubbish and collecting fair play points,” joked one wag, making reference to Japanese fans who dutifully help clean the stadium after matches.Most commuters pouring off the iconic scramble crossing and into the railway station in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district knew or cared little about the stir Japan’s negative tactics had caused.“I don’t really care how Japan got through,” said 28-year-old salesman Takkyu Watari.“I watched the game in a bar and no foreigners came up to congratulate us this time, that’s true. But I don’t think Japan did anything wrong.”Many salarymen, the identikit corporate samurai who formed the backbone of Japan’s post-war economic miracle, were more concerned about facing a sweaty commute with a sore head after only a few hours sleep.“I’ve got a thumping headache,” winced Kenji Kurematsu, a 52-year-old travel agent, clutching an energy drink.“I wish I had skipped the second half. It was boring, and I have a client meeting this morning.”One female commuter did not mince words.“It’s completely embarrassing,” fumed 41-year-old account executive Kumiko Chida. “I’ve no doubt Japan will lose millions of fans around the world.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bargains! 10 brilliant Under-23 stars who could move clubs in January

first_img 10 Saido Berahino (West Brom) – With the forward, 22, appearing frozen out at the Hawthorns it’s likely he’ll try and force a move through before January is out. Tottenham remain in the hunt but it seems Newcastle United and Chelsea are now frontrunners for his signature. 10 10 Bertrand Traore (Chelsea) – The talented 20-year-old from Burkino Faso is likely to leave the Blues on loan before the transfer window shuts. Traore wants first-team football and sides like Marseille, Everton, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund are willing to take him on a temporary deal. Kylian Mbappe (Monaco) – The latest young forward to leave the French side could well be highly-rated Mbappe. It’s unlikely he’ll be sold for anywhere near the amount Anthony Martial left for, but the 17-year-old is still being chased by numerous top clubs, including Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) – The Cottagers are reluctant to let the French starlet, 19, leave west London in this transfer window. Slavisa Jokanovic wants the player to return on loan if they do sell the player in the last days of the window, but this seems unlikely. Dembele is out of contract at the end of the season, so economically it would make sense to sell him in January, but his employers are willing to play hardball over any transfer. Raphael Guerreiro (Lorient) – Click the right arrow for more young talents who could seal transfers before the window ends… – Portuguese 22-year-old Guerreiro impressed observers last season and is continuing to do so with Napoli, Roma, Juventus and Inter Milan all interested. It’s Premier League side Liverpool who lead the race though, Calcionews24 report they’re holding talks with Lorient over a deal for the left-sided star. 10 10 10 10 Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao) – You would think a 21-year-old signing a new deal at his current club, which has a £38m release clause in it, would put off potential suitors. Instead, Manchester City still seem keen to land the Spain starlet and are ready to splash the cash to sign him. 10 Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain) – The 20-year-old has been continually linked with switches to Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham over the last year and may well finally push through a move this transfer window. He won’t come cheap but may be worth a punt, a loan deal is a possibility too, with that option interesting Marseille. With young and hungry players currently doing brilliantly at several Premier League sides, it’s understandable they’re a wanted commodity in the transfer window.Tottenham’s starlets are firing on all cylinders after Mauricio Pochettino sold off a number of experienced but underperforming players in the summer.Teams are now looking to follow suit which means in the final few days of the January transfer window we could see a number of highly-rated youngsters move club.But who are the players most likely to seal deals away from their current employers.Click the right arrow above to find out which 10 players under-23 could complete transfers in January… 10 10 Sandro Ramirez (Barcelona) – With Tottenham currently training in the Spanish city, there is a chance they could return with a new signing. Mauricio Pochettino has been keeping tabs on the young striker and could move to sign the 20-year-old if he feels he needs to bolster his forward line, despite Heung-Min Son’s competent performances as Harry Kane’s back up. Dennis Praet (Anderlecht) – Praet successful start to life as a footballer in his homeland could end in the coming days. The 21-year-old is interesting several sides, with Aston Villa and Liverpool being keen in the Premier League, and his agent has already admitted it’s highly unlikely he’ll be at the club at the start of next season. Patrick Roberts (Manchester City) – The 18-year-old ex-Fulham winger is a real talent and, having been given just four Premier League minutes so far this campaign, he could leave the club on loan this month. Celtic are reportedly interested in his services and beginning talks over a temporary deal. last_img read more

DANIEL TO TAKE PART IN BBC’S ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’

first_imgDaniel is taking part in ‘Strictly’ on the BBC.SHOWBIZ EXCLUSIVE: Daniel O’Donnell has signed up for the BBC’s hugely successful ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ television show.The Donegal singer will join other celebrities including pop star Peter Andre, celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and Eastenders star Kellie Bright in the dance-offs.The series, now in its 11th season, begins on September 7th next.Daniel, who is on a break from touring for 2015, said he was really looking forward to taking part in the show. “I’m very nervous but I’m really looking forward to it. It’ll be a different kind of hard work but I think I’ll enjoy it,” h said.However the star said that while he has danced a lot, his timing would not be the best.“Just don’t ask me to be in a certain place at a certain time. This is going to be very challenging. I’ll be very hard to tie down. God help whoever gets me,” h laughed.Daniel said he was also looking forward to meting his fellow celebrities as h was a big fan of such shows as Eastenders and Coronation Street.“I would never have got to met the people only for the show so I am rally looking forward to it,” he added. He revealed he had ben ask to take part in some of the show’s Christmas Specials in the past but never had the time.He also said he was looking forward to wearing the costumes but added “I hope they don’t ask me to open my shirt as I only have a one pack.”Daniel’s wife Majella took part in last year’s show and it is understood that she encouraged the singer to give the show a try this year.The singer is already a household name in Britain but his appearance the show promises to make him even more popular.He has just finished filming a series for UTV visiting Bed and Breakfasts around Ireland. DANIEL TO TAKE PART IN BBC’S ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ was last modified: August 21st, 2015 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:BBCdaniel o’donnellStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTHURSDAY 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. 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. Dance admission: $3 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. 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 A Place in the Sun church, 38117 13th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9180. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a two-day bus trip to Monterey. Call (661) 267-2586. Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. 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, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467. 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 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. 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 Anonymouswill 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. Dance Groove will offer ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. 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, will meet, 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, 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 to 8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016.160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. 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. 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. last_img read more

CONVOY’S PAURIC BECOMES AN ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE!

first_imgPauric McLaughlin, a native of Convoy and member of Finn Valley AC, ran a lifetime best mile of 4-09 to gain the silver medal in the NIAI university champs in Geneva, Ohio over the weekend and gained all American athlete statusPauric is on an athletic scholarship at Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho.His reaction? “To build on this and stay healthy!” CONVOY’S PAURIC BECOMES AN ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE! was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:convoyFinn Valley ACIdahoPauric McLaughlinlast_img read more

KERRY BEAT DONEGAL FANS – TO THE BEST ALL-IRELAND HOTEL ROOMS

first_imgTHE ‘sold out’ signs are up on all of Dublin’s city centre hotels after Kerry fans got a 24-hour start over Donegal fans.Donegal supporters hoping to book rooms for the All-Ireland Final weekend on September 20 and 21 are finding most hotels already booked out.The clash of the Ulster and Munster champions is proving a bonanza for the hotel trade in Dublin; a Dublin victory at the weekend would have seen less demand for the final weekend. But Donegal won through in a memorable match.However Kerry’s win over Mayo in Limerick on Saturday night game fans of The Kingdom a head start in the chase for hotel rooms.The city centre sell-out of hotels has pushed up the prices of other rooms in the city.A Donegal Daily survey could find accommodation in just 12 hotels, B&Bs or hostels in the greater Dublin area for All-Ireland weekend. But those that are still available are very expensive.Castleknock Hotel wanted 450 euro today for a double room – for just one night before the game.The Shelbourne wanted 800 euro for a double room for the same night whilst the Stephen’s Green Hotel were looking for 1,049 euro for the Saturday night.The most expensive hotel for September 20 was the Four Season; a double room there will set you back an astonishing TWO THOUSAND EURO!The cheapest room we could find was at the Moat Lodge B&B in Lucan where a double room was 85 euro this morning. KERRY BEAT DONEGAL FANS – TO THE BEST ALL-IRELAND HOTEL ROOMS was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ALL-IRELAND FINALdonegalhotelsKerrylast_img read more