Halep cites knee pain as she crashes to shock defeat

first_imgSimona Halep of Romania reacts during the second round match against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic at the WTA Shenzhen Open in Shenzhen, in China’s southern Guangdong province on January 4, 2017. AFP PHOTO“Frustrated” fourth seed Simona Halep said she was struggling with a knee injury as she fell at the first hurdle for the second year in a row at the Australian Open on Monday.The out-of-sorts Romanian, who called for medical attention after losing the first set, went down 6-3, 6-1 to American Shelby Rogers on day one in hot conditions on Rod Laver Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ LATEST STORIES Almagro denies money-grab after 23-minute match But a confident Rogers broke in the third game of the second set to go 2-1 ahead before quickly reeling off the last four games.Rogers’ reward is a second-round clash against either Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty or Germany’s Annika Beck.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’center_img Halep was playing the first match of the tournament on the centre court, and she became the first major casualty.It was a case of deja vu for the right-hander, who was sent packing at the same stage last year by Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHalep is one of the fastest movers on court but she was missing her usual zip against the 24-year-old American, who reached the French Open quarter-finals last year.“I had pain at my knee,” she said, adding that she first felt the tendon problem in October at the WTA Finals in Singapore. “There are no easy matches at this level so I am happy to get through and I take a lot of confidence from today.”‘I’m good enough’She added that making the last eight at Roland Garros had given her the belief that she can beat the top players.“The biggest thing I took away from that was just that I can compete with the top players in the world and I’m good enough,” she said.“So I have definitely carried that away from the French Open and just been enjoying it a little bit. There has been a lot of positive feedback, which has been nice. I’m just trying to keep that going.”Playing the first match of the tournament on centre court, Rogers held serve first up when Halep sent a backhand wide as both players adjusted to the conditions.As sweat quickly started dripping off them, it went with serve to 2-2 in a close-fought contest as Halep was forced to save two break points to stay at level pegging.Rogers, coming off a run to the quarter-finals at the Hobart International, finally got the break in the sixth game to lead 4-2 when Halep smashed a volley into the net.The sluggish Romanian saved two set points on her next service game but Rogers wasn’t to be denied and she wrapped up the set 6-3 in a gruelling 46 minutes. The usually tenacious Halep was clearly struggling and she called for the trainer at the changeover. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ “For me, in the second set, was difficult to move anymore, but she deserved to win. She was aggressive, and she hit very strong.”Asked about crashing out in the first round once again, she replied: “I’m a bit frustrated, but you cannot change much. “I’m okay. Just looking ahead. It happens, and I just want to be well with the knee. And then I will think about the game.”Rogers, in only her second Australian Open appearance, was ecstatic at claiming such a big scalp, having missed last year’s tournament to focus on a lower-level ITF Tour event in Florida after injury problems.“It’s pretty incredible, I played really well today,” said the American, ranked 52 in the world.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Man, 21, Stabbed to Death on Perry Street

first_imgResidents of Perry Street in Monrovia early last Sunday morning woke up to the news of the death of Boimah Fanbulleh (not related to Rep. Henry Fahnbulleh) who was stabbed to death by a young man said to be his friend.Speaking to Daily Observer, Mohammed Kaba, an eyewitness and cousin of the victim, said Fanbulleh and his friend the perpetrator, identified as Slopee, were together around a pool board at the White House Video Club on Perry Street in the late hours of the night.According to Kaba, Slopee was playing while Fanbulleh was watching the game. Slopee later asked Fanbulleh for his phone’s memory card that he had collected from him, a few days earlier.“They argued at the video club and got into a fight and when they were separated Sloopee ran to a nearby Fula shop, took a knife, returned and re-engaged Fanbulleh in another round of fight,” Kaba said.Later, on his way home, around God’s Glory Free Pentecostal Church, Fanbulleh encountered Slopee who reportedly stabbed him.Kaba said Fanbulleh was immediately rushed to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.A group of young men, meanwhile, ran after Slopee when they were told by someone that he was hosted by a friend in Jallah Town.When they arrived in Jallah Town, Peter Kollie, one of the men, said Slopee’s blood stained clothes were found in his friend’s room but Slopee was nowhere to be seen. This, according to Kollie, annoyed them and they decided to brutalize the host to force him to disclose the whereabouts of Slopee.Samuel Kailondo (not related to Businessman George Kailondo), who was accused of hosting Slopee, was taken to Perry Street with cuts on his body and head.When asked as to what he knew of the accusation linking him to hosting the man believed to be Boimah’s killer, Kailondo said Slopee met him but was not lodged in his house.According to Samuel, Slopee met him at 2AM while he and his friends were cooking rice and soup. He said he saw Slopee with blood all over his clothes and hands and asked him to go away because it scared everyone in the gathering.“Slopee told me he and Mohammed fought,’’ Samuel said, ‘’but did not speak when I assumed he may have killed before reaching me.I told him to go far from me, and he left. I can’t speak about where he went next when he left us.”Samuel said a group of men met him later and asked to search his room, which he said he obeyed but was brutally hit with sharp objects and severely hurt.According to him, the young men said they saw Slopee’s blood stained clothes in his room but it was not true.For her part, the grandmother of Kaba who reared Fahnbulleh said she and Mohammed’s parents are looking up to the police to see how the matter will be addressed.Many onlookers said the death of Mohammed made it the fourth on Perry Street this month, although the others happened differently.They also stated that there are several drug addicts who instill fear in the residents daily. A group of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Police Force, meanwhile, took control of situation on Perry Street at 7AM while efforts to arrest Slopee are still ongoing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sussex Street drug bond visit?

first_imgDear Editor,It was an interesting turn of events last Thursday (December 8) in the National Assembly when the bond issue surfaced again. I would like to share a few thoughts.I commend Anil Nandlall for boldly speaking about this matter and I commend all his colleagues who have been standing bravely and strongly in a Parliament that is stacked against them.The Speaker, in my view, has turned out to be very disappointing and perhaps for the first time in history, we the citizens are witnessing a Speaker that is wearing his political cap openly in a position that requires him to have utmost fairness because he serves the interest of the entire country and not his political party.There is still time for the Speaker to redeem himself.  Guyanese are observing his actions. He now has a chance to show Guyanese he is fair and not partial and predisposed to his political party.Nandlall has dealt with the bond issue boldly and Guyanese can see that the APNU/AFC, through its Health Minister, Dr Norton, has misled this nation on the matter. Now we all saw that Nandlall was absolutely correct. Not even one tablet, let alone a box of tablets of any kind, not even one, was stored there. Not one was found.The nation is appalled that the taxpayers’ monies are used so prodigally to store condoms, among other things, at a price that is outrageously, foolishly high. This is what our taxes have gone to?I heard the tape of Nandlall’s presentation as it was replayed in the Parliament and it was very clear to all to hear that he spoke about the storage of medication, in his citation of one tablet. Furthermore, we saw the evidence – hard, undeniable, indisputable evidence – that Nandlall was absolutely correct. The nation is shocked at this brazen dishonesty and deception by the APNU/AFC Government and Dr Norton.And what is even more troubling is their move to now blame Nandlall. Why? He spoke the truth.I sincerely hope that the Speaker is seeing through what APNU/AFC is doing to this nation, how they are lying to the parliament, and what they are now trying to do to get out of the hot water they have found themselves. Let us hope that the Speaker understands that he will be judged by history, God and the citizenry for any unfairness in light of the evidence.We will await and see.Finally, I understand that the PPP MPs who visited the bond, that is Irfaan Ali and Bishop Juan Edghil, were threatened by a group of people who assembled at the bond when the MPs visited. The questions I ask myself are: how did this group of people know that the MPs were visiting the site? How did they know the precise time the MPs were there? This was an impromptu visit ordered by the Speaker in the Parliament. How could such commoners, so far away from the activities of the Parliament, possibly know that MPs were visiting the bond?Who alerted and had them mobilised on the site to threaten the PPP MPs?  Isn’t the answer within the questions?Ali raised his concern for their safety in the Parliament, so why didn’t Volda Lawrence show concern for her fellow MPs and tell the Parliament this part, but conveniently left it out?The answers should alert us to what kinds of people we are dealing with. And should also alert us that something sinister is going on with this bond deal and the APNU/AFC is doing all it can to hide it. This, they are doing by trying to turn the tables on the PPP MPs, as they are attempting to do with Nandlall, and by threatening them, as they did to Ali and Edghill.Yours faithfully,Daren Jaipaullast_img read more

Councillors get update on Fort St. John crime stats over the past 18 months

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council got a belated luck at the crime statistics in the city last year, as well as a look at statistics from the first half of 2018.Acting detachment commander Staff Sergeant Steve Perret and Sergeant Dave Tyreman both gave a presentation about the latest crime statistics compiled by the local RCMP detachment.S/Sgt. Perret said that the detachment has experienced large swings in personnel over the past 18 months, with 9 officers resigning, while 13 new recruits were also brought in to replace other RCMP members who had been promoted or transferred out.- Advertisement -Overall, the detachment’s complement of police officers totals 55: 38 municipal officers, 14 provincial members, two First Nations police, and one reservist.So far this year, the detachment has received 6,307 calls for service, of those 4,956 were municipal calls. The number of calls for service dropped slightly from 2016 to 2017, and so far in 2018 things are shaping up to see that trend continue.The city has seen certain types of crime drop significantly in the past few years, while other types of crimes have increased as the economy in the Peace Region has seen a resurgence since unemployment numbers – and RCMP calls – peaked in 2015.Advertisement The number of assaults, robberies, and uttering threats dropped from 2016 to 2017, though those numbers are forecast to increase once again in 2018. The number of sex offences was identical over that timeframe.Interestingly, property crimes did see a slight increase from 2016 to 2017, with the number of break and enters, vehicle thefts, and theft from vehicles increasing slightly, though the number of instances of shoplifting decreased by nearly 50 during that year.The full report from S/Sgt. Perret to Council can be read below.last_img read more

Nobel laureate predicts prolonged economic slowdown, but no recession

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The U.S. could face a prolonged economic downturn due to its subprime mortgage woes, but is unlikely to plunge into a recession, Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz said Thursday. Rising defaults on U.S. subprime mortgages have increased risks to the economy, with a worsening housing slump, credit problems and turbulence in global financial markets, said Stiglitz, a former World Bank chief economist who is here to attend a conference. Some 1.7 million Americans may lose their homes due to foreclosures and bankruptcy this year, piling further pressure on house prices, he said. Wages have stagnated although the U.S. gross domestic product was some 20 percent higher now from six years ago, he said. “Mortgage payments are going up, house prices coming down, incomes are stagnating. It’s not a pretty picture. So the dynamics could unravel more and where it stops, we can’t be sure,” Stiglitz told reporters on the sidelines of the conference. Bush’s terms ends in January 2009. Stiglitz, who won the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001 and is author of “Globalization and its Discontents,” warned the next U.S. administration faces a tall task in restoring fiscal sanity as this involves cutting back on expenditures or raising taxes – which could lead to bigger budget deficits. “The timing has to be done very carefully … if it is not carefully managed, the fiscal consolidation will further depress the economy,” he said. Stiglitz indicated that East Asian countries may not be severely hit by the U.S. fallout, as the region has built large reserves and are much more resilient after rebounding from its own financial crisis a decade ago.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We don’t know how well the (U.S. Federal Reserve) will respond. The lack of transparency means we don’t know how deep the problem is,” he said. “The most likely outcome is that it will be a rather prolonged slowdown but not a recession.” Stiglitz said the credit crunch was a “totally predictable disaster” due to President George W. Bush’s economic policies to cut taxes for the rich even as the Federal Reserve reduced interest rates, which encouraged people to borrow more than they could afford. America is living beyond its means, borrowing some $850 billion last year, while household savings in the country is nil or negative, he said. “President Bush has mismanaged the economy very badly. The magnitude of total government borrowings in the eight years of his presidency will be over $4 trillion,” Stiglitz said. “President Bush has put America in an impossible place.” last_img read more

ANGELS-RED SOX NOTEBOOK Guerrero to play in pain in Game 3

first_imgBy Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER Vladimir Guerrero will play in pain today after X-rays on his left shoulder Saturday revealed nothing more than a contusion. Guerrero was hit by a Manny Delcarmen pitch in the seventh inning of Friday’s game and came out an inning later. The pitch hit Guerrero in the back of the shoulder. Rodriguez goes off the rails Just when Francisco Rodriguez was starting to get back on a track, his worst moment of the season showed up when Manny Ramirez hit his game-winning home run in Game 2. Rodriguez had allowed just one run in his last nine innings of the regular season, a run that began after he blew his sixth save of the season Sept. 7 against the Cleveland Indians. “He went through a little rough stretch in the second half but he was getting his saves,” Scioscia said. “His last four or five outings he had been throwing extremely well. He just didn’t quite get the ball where he wanted to against Manny and that was it.” Schilling giddy after Game 2 Today’s Red Sox starter Curt Schilling, who flew ahead of the team Friday night along with teammate Josh Beckett, arrived at the team hotel in Anaheim just as Ramirez launched his game-winner. “We literally stepped out of the car in front of the hotel and looked into the hotel bar and my phone said `Manny put the ball in play,”‘ Schilling said. “I looked at the TV and Manny had his hands up. “We walked into the bar where there were a bunch of Angels fans and I was acting like a 2-year-old. I was just screaming. I don’t think they were all that excited. So it was a pretty wild night.” Schilling said their plane was delayed taking off Friday evening, and they weren’t able to get game updates after J.D. Drew put Boston ahead, 2-0, in the first inning. Pedroia should take the field Red Sox second baseman and leadoff hitter Dustin Pedroia, who jammed his left shoulder in Friday’s game while trying to make a diving stop on a Kendry Morales single in the second inning, is expected to play today. “He’s fine,” Manager Terry Francona said Saturday. “It’s not something that will get in the way of him playing, which is great from our standpoint. I think we all expected him to be a little more tender than he was.” Pedroia grimaced in pain after diving for a grounder in the second inning of Game 2. But the rookie remained in the game and got his first postseason hit with a fifth-inning double. After a long flight to the West Coast, Pedroia took part in Saturday’s optional workout and said he felt fine. doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Everything came back normal,” Manager Mike Scioscia said of Guerrero’s X-rays. “He was in (Saturday) morning for treatment and definitely looks like he will will be able to play (today). We’ll see if this thing keeps moving in the right direction. It’s a little stiff, but knowing Vlad, he’ll come in and be ready to go.” Where Guerrero plays today is another question. Friday’s game was Guerrero’s first in right field in a month. He had been plagued with inflammation in his right triceps that affected him when he threw so he had been relegated to designated hitter duties since Sept. 11 when he came back from a four-day absence. “It’s on his left side, so it shouldn’t affect his throwing,” Scioscia said. “The only thing we would want to make sure and check (today) is his ability to have the range with his left arm in the outfield to make plays. ” As important as Guerrero is to the Angels lineup, he has a pattern of struggling in the playoffs. That pattern has continued into the first two games of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox. With two hits in this series, both singles, Guerrero is now batting .270 in his career in ALDS play, but is batting just .193 in his career in the postseason, a low mark that is the result of his 1-for-20 performance in the 2005 AL Championship Series. last_img

‘I think Rashford just retired Demichelis!’ – Man United fans react to derby win

first_img[View the story “‘I think Marcus Rashford just retired Martin Demichelis!’ – Manchester United fans react to derby victory” on Storify] 1 Marcus Rashford lit up the Manchester derby as he became the youngest player to score in the fixture in the Premier League era, breaking Wayne Rooney’s record.Rashford’s pace and link up play with fellow speed demon Anthony Martial was a delight to watch for the United fans but a nightmare for the aging Martin Demichelis, who looked completely out of his depth.The 18-year-old 16th minute goal left the Argentine on his backside before he again bamboozled Demichelis and was desperately unlucky not to win a penalty after being brought down in the area.Rashford’s performance was brilliant as he once again took the pressure off Louis van Gaal on a day when it was reported Manchester United had agreed a pre-contract agreement with Jose Mourinho.See below for the best reaction to Rashford’s goal. Could he sneak onto the plane to the Euros?center_img Rashford now has three league goals since bursting onto the scene last_img read more

GEORGE TO DELIVER A REAL ‘RIGHT HOOK’ IN DONEGAL

first_imgNewstalk’s George Hook will travel to Rathmullan House in Donegal for a live broadcast as he goes to explore part of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’.George Hook is coming to Donegal!George will be joined on the show next Wednesday, June 25th, between 4.30 and 7pm by a number of people from the area to talk about Donegal as one of the key destinations along the Wild Atlantic Way.There will be some special guests in front a live audience. They include Joan Crawford of Fáilte Ireland, Rick La Vert of Kinnegar Brewing, and Ian Millar of Unique Ascent to talk about available activities such as sea stack climbing, hiking, abseiling, coasteering, sea kayaking and wild camping.  GEORGE TO DELIVER A REAL ‘RIGHT HOOK’ IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 19th, 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:donegalGeorge HookNewstalkRathmullen Houselast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgCo-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month 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 at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Conceptwill 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 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. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 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. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesTake Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 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. 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Hearts complete move to sign striker Uche Ikpeazu

first_imgIkpeazu would spend stints on loan at Crewe, Port Vale, Doncaster and Blackpool across his three years at Vicarage Road before he joined Cambridge.London-born Ikpeazu becomes the second forward to sign for the Jam Tarts this week after St Johnstone’s Steven MacLean also agreed to a move to a capital in the summer. Hearts have signed Cambridge United forward Uche Ikpeazu on a pre-contract.The 23-year-old has penned a two-year-deal with the Tynecastle outfit and will join up with Craig Levein’s side in July once his deal with the Us expires.Ikpeazu has scored 14 times this season for the League Two side.The 6 ft 4 striker came through the ranks at Reading before joining Watford in 2013 for an undisclosed fee.last_img read more