Experience with GPF

first_imgDear Editor,It should not be a matter for debate that ordinary, unconnected and law-abiding citizens of this country experience nightmares at the hands of many in the Guyana Police Force. My position is justified based on the number of cases of shakedowns in the media and from what is heard around the country. And, notwithstanding that so many Police ranks have been taken before the court and/or have been fired from the Force, many Policemen/women continue to press persons for a “raise”, and even more frontally, “I gotta put you pun bail, so see wha’ yuh can do”. Or, if you are a complainant, your day is done at the Station because of the way the Police go about their work. That a raise ‘can speed up things’ is an unmistakable message.I travel around this country because of the nature of my job. I also do most of my grocery shopping in Enmore, my neighbouring village. Of recent, two matters were brought to my attention while I was shopping.In the first one, a resident had his bicycle stolen by a known thief. The Police arrested the suspect after much begging by the complainant. The suspect confessed to stealing the bicycle. The complainant claims that he had already gone to the Enmore Police Station on more than five occasions and each time he spent more than two hours being questioned.In the initial stages the complainant was told to get a taxi and go find the suspect and bring him in. That matter is still pending, awaiting a witness to go to the station to give a statement.What is the Police job? Not to do the investigation and get statements?Secondly, a more recent matter is before the Enmore Police involving another known thief, this time of fruits and cash from a house. The thief was arrested by the complainant and some relatives and taken to the Enmore Police Station.In the presence of Police at the Station and in the Station, the suspect threatened to kill the persons who effected the arrest. The complainant claims to feeling pressured by the Police by the long hours being kept at the station and one of the arresting persons being put on bail.At this time when a group of residents are planning to picket the Enmore Police Station and inviting the Media, it’s not a bad idea to bring focus on the growing number of recalcitrants in the Police Force!Sincerely,Charles Selmanlast_img read more

NDIA deployed to Linden for 1st time

first_imgTwenty-seven communities in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) will benefit from works to be done by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA). This is the first time that the NDIA will be working in the area.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick Flatts stated that a large excavator and two smaller ones have been deployed to the Region to assist with drainage and irrigation works.“We are seeking to do enough works in Linden to make it possible for people to plant and so people can be more self-sufficient,” Flatts said.The NDIA CEO, however, noted that residential areas, including Block 22 and Coomacka, have drainage problems that require long-term solutions. He said the NDIA was prepared to assist with those long-term solutions.Work by the NDIA, in collaboration with Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs), started in the second half of 2015. Residential and farming communities had suffered from silted waterways, which led to persistent flooding.Flatts said this was the first time that the NDIA has executed drainage and irrigation works in the Region. He further noted that significant improvements in the drainage systems have been recorded. However, there is still more to be done, taking into consideration the important roles that other key farming and agricultural stakeholders play in the process.“In terms of persons being able to plant more in Linden, it takes more than just drainage and irrigation. There are other areas that have to be addressed, but we are seeking to do our part from the NDIA in terms of drainage and irrigation. If they need to do more works, we have the ability to hire equipment and to get those works done,” the CEO said.last_img read more

Strahan’s will to play eventually shows up

first_img“I wanted to enjoy it. I wanted to come here and enjoy myself, play football, enjoy my teammates and the fans and just do it – do it one more time.” Strahan, who accumulated fines in excess of $500,000 during his holdout, left open the possibility he will play beyond the 2007 season, which begins for the Giants on Sunday night in Dallas. Neither Strahan nor Coach Tom Coughlin was certain the 35-year-old would play in Dallas. The Giants have a two-game roster exemption in case he isn’t ready. “He appears to be in good shape,” Coughlin said. “Of course he hasn’t had any contact. But we have to work our way through all of that.” The seven-time Pro Bowler said he had every intention of reporting to training camp at the University at Albany in late July when his desire to play suddenly waned. From news services Michael Strahan dropped thoughts of retirement and returned to the New York Giants for a 15th NFL season because his desire to play football and his love of the game were rekindled. He also, not incidentally, still wants a Super Bowl ring. “You know you just want to come back,” a bearded Strahan said Tuesday after rejoining the team and practicing. “I felt I wanted to play football, plain and simple. “As you train and get ready leading up into the season, sometimes you wait for that feeling to come, and for me that feeling didn’t come when camp was there,” Strahan said in a news conference in Giants Stadium. “So instead of going there and being halfhearted into something and possibly getting hurt and not wanting to be there and leaving after initially showing up, I decided I have to do what is right for me.” So he took the next 39 days to ponder if he wanted to return. He admitted it wasn’t an easy decision. His father, Gene, might have made it tougher by telling his son that he had accomplished everything there is to do in football. Strahan is the NFL’s active sacks leader with 132 and the holder of the single-season record for sacks, 22 . “Basically, he said to me: `Son, you did enough,”‘ Strahan said. “It’s hard to go against that.” What swayed Strahan were a couple of other things: Giants fans who saw him pleaded with him to play, and Giants co-owner Steve Tisch paid a visit and told him it was not the way he should want to leave the game. Talks with Warren Sapp and Marshall Faulk also helped. Both have been on Super Bowl winners. When Strahan asked Faulk how he felt about retirement, the response was interesting. “Great!” Strahan recalled him saying. “You have a ring, don’t you?” Teammates were pleased to see Strahan in the locker room again. None seemed overly concerned that he missed all of training camp while they sweated through two-a-day workouts. “Stray looked good,” said defensive end Justin Tuck, who played left end in his absence and continued to work with the first team Tuesday. “A lot of guys definitely thought he was on the beach, drinking margaritas and looking at pretty women. “He definitely knows what it takes to play in this league.” Although Strahan has failed to finish two of the last three seasons because of injuries, tackle Barry Cofield wasn’t worried about him getting hurt again. “If it wasn’t a guy used to getting pounded by 330-pound guys, he would probably be at risk,” Cofield said. “For someone like Stray, who has been through so much, he’ll know how to protect himself out there.” Trotter joins Buccaneers Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jeremiah Trotter signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, two weeks after he was released in a surprise move by Philadelphia. It was not immediately clear how the 30-year-old middle linebacker, one of the leaders of the Eagles for most of the last decade, fits into Coach Jon Gruden’s plans. Linebacker is one of the strongest and deepest positions on the team. To make room on the roster, the Bucs released receiver Taye Biddle. The team also signed receiver Michael Spurlock to the practice squad. Trotter started 16 regular-season and two playoff games for the Eagles last season, finishing with a team-high 161 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. He has appeared in 131 career games in seven seasons with Philadelphia and two with the Washington Redskins. Around the league Chiefs: Kansas City claimed linebacker Johnny Baldwin off waivers from Detroit. The Chiefs also added wide receiver Bobby Sippio to their practice squad. Sippio was in training camp with the Chiefs after spending the previous four seasons in the Arena Football League, where he caught 354 passes for 5,137 yards with 142 touchdowns. Panthers: Carolina released former starting tight end Michael Gaines after reaching an injury settlement. Gaines, a four-year pro, was placed on injured reserve Saturday but wanted an opportunity to play elsewhere this season and elected to take the injury settlement. Eagles: All-Pro guard Shawn Andrews (ankle) and tight end L.J. Smith (groin) missed the entire preseason, but took part in a light practice Monday. The real test comes when they wear full pads today and Thursday. If both players return to action, it’ll be a big boost for the offense. Texans: Police are investigating a weekend break-in at the suburban Houston home of cornerback Dunta Robinson, in which an occupant was bound and jewelry was stolen. The suspects, wearing Dodgers baseball caps and red bandanas covering their faces, escaped with several pieces of jewelry. Browns: Long snapper Ryan Pontbriand signed a four-year contract extension. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Leeds United accept bid from Premier League club for Sam Byram

first_imgEverton are set to sign Leeds defender Sam Byram.The Premier League club have had a bid accepted – which is likely to be worth up to £5million – and the Toffees will now be able to open discussions with one of the club’s most prized assets. Byram, 22, is one of the Championship’s most highly-rated players and he has been linked with moves to the top tier on a number of occasions. He is out of contract at Elland Road in the summer and chairman Massimo Cellino is set to cash in on one of the brightest talents to emerge from the West Yorkshire club’s academy in the last decade. It has been reported that Cellino has previously offered Byram a contract extension, first on reduced terms and then another on the same terms as his current deal. That move did not help the relations between the club and Byram’s representatives and it edged him closer to the exit door. It comes as a blow for Leeds fans after the right-sider, who can play as a full-back or on the wing, broke back into the starting XI after initially falling out of favour under Steve Evans. In the time Byram returned to the Whites’ side, Leeds were two games unbeaten and they continued that run for a further five matches with Byram playing a key role.He scored three goals in that run, twice against Wolves. Among the current playing squad at Leeds, Byram has made the most appearances and he was one of four academy stars playing regularly for the club. With Seamus Coleman currently sidelined for Everton until February, Byram could be an instant hit at Goodison Park. He first broke through at United under Neil Warnock in 2012 and has gone on to make 143 appearances, scoring ten goals. 1 Sam Byram last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img160Want 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. TODAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. 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. center_img 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. Lupus International Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 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 (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept! will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.com. WEDNESDAY Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. 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. 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 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.com. 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: $2 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. 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. last_img read more

Around the Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsPolice used helicopters, bloodhounds and personnel from surrounding agencies but are also asking for help from residents in finding her, he said. Anyone with information should to contact the Whittier Police Department at (562) 945-8250 or Zuhlke at (562) 244-2289. No injuries in tire shop fire SANTA FE SPRINGS – A fire broke out Thursday at a tire shop in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Santa Fe Springs, authorities said. The fire was reported at 8718 Norwalk Blvd., near Burke Street, at 12:42 a.m., said Los Angeles County fire Dispatch Supervisor Andrea Hawkins. WHITTIER – Police are looking for an 83-year-old woman who has been missing since 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Blanche Tranberg suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia and recently underwent surgery to insert a pacemaker, said Jason Zuhlke, spokesman for the Whittier Police Department. Tranberg’s family reported her missing from the 12000block of Beverly Drive Thursday evening and said she was last seen wearing a green short-sleeve sweater, gray sweat pants and tan sandals. She is described as white, 5feet 3 inches tall, 130pounds with curly brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She wears an identification bracelet. No one was injured in the blaze, which took firefighters with five engines and two trucks about 20 minutes to put out, Hawkins said. Fire Department investigators were attempting to determine the cause of the blaze, and damages were being tallied, Hawkins said. Bus trip to Ford theater planned PICO RIVERA – The city’s Arts and Cultural Committee will host a bus trip next month to the Ford Amphitheater for the “Live on Central Avenue” jazz concert. The bus will leave at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 from the Pico Rivera Senior Center parking lot, 9200 Mines Ave. The trip is for adults 18 and older. The cost is $26 per person, which includes round-trip transportation and admission. Register at the Department of Parks and Recreation, 6767Passons Blvd., or at any other city park facility, no later than Sept. 29. For more information, call (562) 801-4430. School to celebrate 50th anniversary WHITTIER – Residents are invited to help St. Paul High School, 9635 Greenleaf Ave., kick off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday with a special Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Roger Mahony. For more information, call (562) 698-6246, Ext. 727. City to sponsor sleepover for girls LA MIRADA – Girls Night Out is a back-to-school sleepover for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades that the city is sponsoring and supervising at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Dinner, snacks and a light breakfast will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a sleeping bag. Parent permission and a student ID are required. The registration fee is $20 per student for residents; $30 for non-residents. For more information, call (562) 902-3155. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Verdict under review in baseball bat killing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Harris was sentenced in July 2005 to CYA confinement until he is 25. Harris’ appeal is awaiting a ruling from the California 2nd Appellate District’s Division 8. Presiding Justice Candace Cooper noted that the justices’ inquiry is aimed at reviewing whether evidence presented at the trial was sufficient to support the second-degree murder conviction, called a “finding” in juvenile court. “Our inquiry is not whether the evidence could support a lesser finding,” she added. chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com (661) 264-5742160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An appellate court reviewing the second-degree murder conviction of a Palmdale teenager who killed another boy with a baseball bat after a youth-league game asked attorneys Thursday whether the contention that he acted “in the heat of passion” was raised during his trial. Greg Harris Jr.’s attorney says a voluntary manslaughter finding better suits the facts of the case because the boy was provoked by an older, bigger boy, who shoved him at least twice – and that the Antelope Valley Juvenile Court judge abused his discretion in sending a 13-year-old with no prior criminal record to a California Youth Authority facility. Jeremy Rourke, a Highland High School freshman described by family and friends as an avid athlete who enjoyed being a junior umpire, died within hours of being hit in the head April 1, 2005, at the Palmdale PONY League baseball complex, where he was a spectator. While they stood in line at the baseball field snack bar, Rourke had teased the younger boy about losing a game and pushed him, witnesses said. Harris hit Rourke in the knee with an aluminum bat, then seconds later hit him on the neck, severing an artery. last_img read more

Spurs beat Man United? Experts reveal how Premier League games should have ended

first_img Real result: AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Chelsea
Expected goals result: AFC Bournemouth 0.46-1.80 Chelsea 9 Real result: Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Expected goals result: Manchester United 0.94-1.09 Tottenham Hotspur – Spurs win! – Learn more about expected goals below… 9 Real result: Arsenal 2-1 Swansea City
Expected goals result: Arsenal 2.38-0.84 Swansea City 9 Real result: Liverpool 3-0 Huddersfield Town
Expected goals result: Liverpool 2.20-0.06 Huddersfield Town 9 9 9 Real result: Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Southampton
Expected goals result: Brighton and Hove Albion 1.51-0.56 Southampton – Seagulls win! 9 Another round of Premier League matches finishes this evening, when Burnley host Newcastle with both teams looking to build on their impressive starts to the season.Over the weekend, we have seen Spurs fail to win away against a top six rival AGAIN – losing to Manchester United – while Manchester City kept their lead at the top of the table by defeating West Bromwich Albion.But, do the stats experts say the results from matchweek 10 were correct?‘Expected goals’ is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match, with every shot taken given an ‘expected goal’ value based on the difficulty of the attempt.Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shotThe ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ (xG) of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG.Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team have been lucky to score so many in that match.So, how did every team perform compared to their xG in Premier League matchweek 10? Click the right arrow, above, to find out… Real result: Crystal Palace 2-2 West Ham United
Expected goals result: Crystal Palace 2.14-0.74 West Ham United Real result: Watford 0-1 Stoke City
Expected goals result: Watford 1.16-0.78 Stoke City – Watford win! 9 Real result: West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Manchester City
Expected goals result: West Bromwich Albion 1.12-2.77 Manchester City 9 Real result: Leicester City 2-0 Everton
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World Cup Diary: Familiar heartache for Scots in Paris

first_imgThere’s no pain like the pain a Scotland team can bring.I’m writing this as I wait for a taxi outside Parc de Princes at half past midnight. It’s a new setting and a new competition but the feeling is oh too familiar.I still haven’t fully processed what happened inside the stadium and feelings may change a bit by the morning.Having watched Scotland in every sport imaginable for far too many years, I’ve come to expect the unexpected and prepared for the tide of emotions that comes with it. Thoughts were turning to ‘how do we get to Grenoble?’. We should know better by now.Instead of shutting up shop, Scotland pushed for more, looking to ensure goal difference wouldn’t be an issue in their bid to make the last 16.It backfired as Argentina pounced. Before we knew it, they were back to 3-2 and Scotland were on the rack. The added heartbreak came when the VAR penalty was awarded.Then saved. Then retaken.The World Cup adventure was over but not in a flash. Instead, the drawn-out agony of scrutiny, decision and kick.The debate about video technology and the new rules on goalkeepers staying on their lines at penalties will rage on, but to have such a commanding lead and surrender it is a bigger cause for concern.There are plenty of positives to take from getting to this stage and the inspiration these players have been to girls out here in France and back home. Hopefully, there will be a lasting legacy.But at this moment? Scunnered, sickened … you name it, we all felt it. From the high of the 3-0 lead to throwing it all away, no-one does emotional rollercoasters quite like us. But this was a new form of torture.We’ve had the torment of the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham this year and the heartbreak of the draw with England at Hampden in the World Cup qualifiers. But both those games involved us coming from behind before finding a way to throw it away.Here in Paris, Shelley Kerr vowed to attack and predicted an open, exciting game. That was an understatement.Having made the breakthrough thanks to Kim Little in the first half, Jen Beattie and Erin Cuthbert had Scotland cruising in the second half.last_img read more

Charles Jay Damon, 80

first_imgCharles Jay Damon, age 80, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015.Charles Jay was born April 23, 1935 at New Salisbury, IN to the late John H. and Roma G. Adamson Damon. He was a retired building contractor.Surviving are his wife Beulah K. Elwanger Damon; Son: Jay F. Damon of Carmel, IN; Daughter: Teresa J. Mattingly (Larry) of New Salisbury, IN; Grandson: Kyle Mattingly (Mariah) of New Salisbury, IN; Brother: Richard W. Damon (June) of New Salisbury, IN; Sister: Ruth Ann Welch (Gary) of Corydon, IN Funeral 1 P.M. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, IN with burial in Central Barren Cemetery.Visitation 1 – 8 P.M. Friday and after 10 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.last_img read more