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Good day for Serena

first_imgPARIS, France (AP): Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match yesterday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open. Williams’ bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record, began with a nothing-to-see-here 6-2, 6-0 victory over 77th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in all of 42 minutes. Not that she wished that it had been more of a workout. “It was a little short for me, but I think in my career, if I don’t have it by now, I need to look into something different. So I’m OK I’m OK with that,” said the top-seeded Williams, who took the last 10 games after a so-so start. What happened earlier on Day Three was more surprising – and perhaps just as significant for the defending champion: Two of the top-five seeded women exited the clay-court tournament. No. 3 Angelique Kerber, who upset Williams in the Australian Open final in January, lost to 58th-ranked Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. And No. 5 Victoria Azarenka, one of the only other two women who defeated Williams this season, bowed out in the first round, too, stopping because of an injured right knee while trailing 4-0 in the third set against 118th-ranked Karen Knapp of Italy. Williams could have faced Azarenka in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros and Kerber in the semi-finals. But Azarenka’s knee buckled in the sixth game of the second set, and she started grimacing and limping. After the first point of the next game, she went to the sideline and requested medical attention, which Karin Knapp didn’t think was fair. “I don’t want to say anything bad about her,” Knapp said, “but we all know how she is.” Serena’s older sister, No. 9 seeded Venus, spent a lot more time on court, needing nearly two hours to get past 82nd-ranked Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4). The top-seeded man, Novak Djokovic, was not tested at all, defeating 95th-ranked Yen-hsun Lu 6-4, 6-1, 6-1, while Rafael Nadal was ease in a 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory over 100th-ranked Sam Groth. No. 2 Andy Murray was never that at peace during his struggle of a match, which was suspended because of darkness Monday night in the fourth set, against 37-year-old Radek Stepanek. In the end, though, Murray eked out a 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 win. He’ll be scheduled to play for a third consecutive day today. KNEE PROBLEMSlast_img read more

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Luka Doncic turning 20 after sensational run as teen

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “It’s crazy that he’s that young,” said 40-year-old Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, in his record 21st season with the same franchise.“If you watch him play all year, if you watch him play tonight down the stretch, you wouldn’t think you’re talking a 19-, 20-year-old kid. It’s just how he carries himself, the confidence, is of a veteran. He’s going to be fun to watch for a long, long time.”Now that he’s turning 20, Doncic has the same expectations he did at 19 after coming into the NBA as a Euroleague MVP and champion.“Probably been asked this question 100 times, but I always say I knew I could play here,” said Doncic, who leads all rookies at 20.9 points per game and is second in rebounds (7.3) and assists (5.7). “I knew what I can do. It’s been great. I just have to keep working.”The teen portion was a big hit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ FILE – Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 19, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, U Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS— At some point, Luka Doncic will be measured by wins and playoff success rather than how many triple-doubles he had as a teenager, or so Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle hopes with his rookie sensation.The budding Slovenian star’s final game before turning 20 was just the illustration his coach had in mind.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Young Lady Bulldogs show bite against seasoned Lady Spikers The ball was in Doncic’s hands late in a close game against a playoff contender, just as it has been regardless of the opponent most of the season once the Mavericks realized what they had in the No. 3 overall pick from last summer’s draft.Doncic had a hand in four straight 3-pointers in the closing minutes to help Dallas hold on in a 110-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. He connected on two long 3s and assisted on the other two from behind the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe win stopped a five-game losing streak that was more on the mind of Carlisle before the game than the litany of teen milestones for a player who has brightened the outlook of a franchise trying to become relevant in the postseason again.“Luka’s an amazing player for his age,” Carlisle said. “Even when he turns 20, it’s still going to be remarkable, the things that he’s doing. But these last 22 games … is going to be a test of how much of that load he can take on his back.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Mavericks are playoff long shots in the Western Conference after trading their other four starters in a pair of deals before the deadline, and the most important player they got in return won’t suit up this season.Dallas decided to play it safe after completing a seven-player trade with New York that landed 2018 All-Star Kristaps Porzingis, who tore a knee ligament last February in what turned out to be his final game with the Knicks.So while the Mavericks wait to see what Doncic and the 7-foot-3 Latvian can do together next season, the burden is on the only NBA player with multiple triple-doubles as a teen. Until the next teen star comes along, Doncic has four of the five in league history.“I don’t think it’s just me,” said Doncic, who turns 20 on Thursday. “A lot of players help us a lot. We have to trust everybody.”Even with Porzingis, the Mavericks will run their offense through their 6-7 point guard of the future. Twice as a teenager, Doncic had games with at least 35 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. There have been just two others in NBA history — one each for LeBron James and Kevin Durant.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more

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Lions Club erects bus shed in Diamond

first_img– Patterson pledges accompanying street lightsthe Diamond-Grove Lions Club recently commissioned the new bus shed that was erected in front of the Diamond-Grove Primary School, in Diamond, East Bank Demerara.In a small ceremony attended by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and students of the School, the Lions Club’s Committee did the honours.According to the President of the Committee, Eric Benjamin, the decision to have the first bus shed situated at this location was made to guarantee the self-respect of the children, as it serves to provide shelter and security for every student who would use the facility.He said that through the combined resources of the Committee, two sheds adjacent to each other werePublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, Members of the Lions Club, teachers and students under the newly-constructed bus sheddesigned, adding that border lines in the form of posts were added as an extra safety guide measure for vehicle operators.Benjamin further highlighted that the Committee planned to have other bus sheds erected in the First and Sixth Avenues area in Diamond.In his congratulatory speech to the members of the Lions Club, Minister Patterson noted that the number of road fatalities has increased annually, with the recorded number for last year being 118.He used the opportunity to emphasise that there was a need for children to be knowledgeable about crossing roads.Patterson also said that there has been a tender placed for the construction of street lights along the carriageway to guarantee proper illumination for the bus sheds and nearby areas.last_img read more

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FC Fassel Dumps Mighty Barrolle 5-0

first_imgHat-trick scorer Christian Doe-LPRC Oilers, Watanga share points A hat-trick from forward Christian Doe and a goal each from skipper James Walatee and forward Terrance Tisdell yesterday witnessed Liberia Football Association’s first division league leaders FC Fassel dumped Liberia’s traditional club Mighty Barrolle 5-0 at theAntoinette Tubman Stadium.Forward Doe put the Soccer Missionaries in front after netting a brace in the 7th and 25th minutes.The young forward, who was placed on the bench for several matches, returned to Coach Sam Chebli’s starting line up with an impressive form and registered his name on the score sheet. He last scored his first two league goals against champion club Barrack Young Controllers in his side’s 2-1 win in phase one of the league.Doe later completed his hat-trick in the 84th minute after the Rollers defense failed to clear their lines. Before the forward completed his hat-trick, skipper Walatee extended his goals in the ongoing league to 10 in the 44th minute to send his side for the break on a three-goal lead.In the 51st minute, skillful forward Terrance Tisdell also registered his name on the score sheet by directing his shot in the lower right corner of his opponents’ goalpost.Despite the huge victory for the Soccer Missionaries, there was not much excitement among the players and staff after a point was deducted from their previous 32 points.The LFA, through its competition committee, in a letter to LISCR FC deducted the point secured by Fassel in their recent 1-1 draw against undefeated LISCR FC.The point, according to the letter, was deducted after FC Fassel featured defender Sosa Dider who was awarded three consecutive yellow cards.LISCR FC filed the protest and got three points after winning the protest that now moved the Shipping Boys (LISCR FC) to second place with 29 points out of 15 matches-two above third place Nimba United.Fassel are now five points ahead of LISCR with 34 points out of 15 matches after their comprehensive win.Mighty Barrolle, on the other hand, remained in the relegation zone along with ELWA United and Invincible Eleven with 11 points out of 15 matches.Barrolle and ELWA are leveled on 11 points and have both conceded 27 and 31 goals apiece.LPRC Oilers and Watanga FC yesterday settled to a goalless draw after both teams failed to get victory after 90 minutes.The draw took Oilers one point above the relegation zone after Barrolle were beaten in the day’s second encounter.LPRC Oilers are now in the 9th position after collecting 12 points from 15 matches, while Watanga FC remains in the 8th position with 18 points out of 15 matches.Coach Harris Johnson’s Watanga have now managed to collect a point from their past four league matches.Fassel players celebrate after Terrance Tisdell scored the fourth goalShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Motorcyclist dies after being struck by minibus

first_imgA motorcyclist was killed in the wee hours of Saturday morning after he was struck by a minibus in the vicinity of the Goed Fortuin Public Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD).Dead is 42-year-old Joseph James of Walter Terrace, West La Penitence, Georgetown. James was returning home from a party when the accident occured.Reports are the driver of the minibus claimed that he was robbed and held hostage by armed bandits, causing him to hit the cyclist.According to reports, the incident occurred at about 03:00h as he was returning home from a party on the West Bank of Demerara.Joseph JamesGuyana Times was told that the now dead motorist was struck by a minibus bearing registration number BSS 9898 that was at the time proceeding North along the roadway.Reports indicate the driver of the minibus was at the time of the accident above the legal limit of alcohol. He told Police he was attacked and robbed of his jewellery by occupants of a motorcar.He claimed that after being robbed, he was forced back into his minibus and in a bid to escape, struck James who was proceeding in the said direction on his motorcycle.The minibus driver claimed he lost control of the bus and ended up toppling into a nearby trench. However, James, whose head was smashed from the impact, was picked up by public spirited persons and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.When this publication visited the home of the dead man, family members were still trying to ascertain how the father of three died.A neighbour of the dead man who visited the scene revealed that she saw the motorcycle that James was riding mangled at a corner of the road.“The motorbike was in two pieces, it was broken in two and I didn’t go and see the body because I didn’t want see him like that,” the neighbour related.Relatives told this publication that residents related a different story than that which the driver reported to the Police.Mother of the dead man, Gloria Lewis, who kept repeating that her son was a very loving person, said she wants justice for him.“Ow… I want justice for he… he don’t drive fast, he does always tek he time and drive… I want justice for me son. Anything you could’ve ask him for do and he would do it, anything,” she related.The driver of the minibus is now in Police custody as investigations into the incident continue.last_img read more

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‘Star Wars’ fans celebrate

first_img• Photo Gallery: Star Wars Celebration • Video: Star Wars Celebration A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY – Jedi Master Bob Vitas had spent a long Thursday engaging fellow knights in conversation and found himself peckish. He made his way through the packed room, looping around galactic senators and Imperial troops. Lightsaber at his side in case of trouble, he stepped up to the bar and spoke. There was no need for Jedi mind tricks. It made for a scene of unimaginable strangeness, where French Jedis lunched not far from a group of Imperial stormtroopers speaking Portuguese. A chef in a Darth Vader getup, black helmet protruding from beneath a white toque, toted the head of Jar-Jar Binks on a silver platter. The crowd ate that one up. In a cluster of several Princess Leias, Marie Prestin stood out as the Princess Leia. While most opted for the tried-and-true white robe and double cinnamon-bun hairstyle combination, Prestin, a 26-year-old Orange County housewife, chose the provocative slave-to-Jabba-the-Hutt outfit from “Return of the Jedi.” She smiled her way through countless pictures as her more primly attired counterparts chatted in anonymity. Don Bedwell, an Orlando Web designer dressed in the robes of an evil Jedi, captured the scene on his digital camera. “OK,” he said as Prestin posed. “On `three.’ And… three!” He snapped the picture early as his associate, Charles Silver, wearing a Jedi master outfit, sneered. “What happened to one and two?” sniffed Silver, described as “an international man of leisure” and also from Orlando. “Oh, I forgot. You’re Sith. You can’t count.” Bedwell, like so many servants of the Dark Side, did not deal well with criticism. “Sure, I can,” he responded. “One, two, then I cut your head off.” Ultimately, he did not feel the need to resort to such violence. Friendly insults sufficed. The two bickering Jedi, with their carefully constructed outfits and weapons, had definitely delved deep into the “Star Wars” spirit, but they had nothing on Bill Deacon, 57, of Fontana. The dairy warehouseman sat through the 17-hour showing of all six films the day before, then slept in before donning his Han Solo pilot’s uniform. Then, with his wife, he drove to the show – in a ’74 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic redesigned to resemble the Millennium Falcon. With the license plate reading “HANCHWY,” he roared down Interstate 10 and pulled into his spot on the show floor. Then he affixed the radar dish, made from a vegetable steamer, to the hood and the cannon, constructed out of a cup-holder and part of a kitty litter can, to the roof. “My wife was looking out the window at it and said, `What a piece of junk!”‘ said Deacon, who’s seen the original film 50 times. “So we called her the Millennium Falcon. I’ve heard of other Millennium Falcon cars, but this is the only one like this.” And that was pure gold to fans such as John Wilson, a 38-year-old printer from Orange. Wearing a Hawaiian-print shirt, shorts and a Darth Vader helmet, he represented himself as a vacationing Sith Lord. Wilson was hooked when he saw the original movie in 1977. When he took his kid to see “The Phantom Menace,” he wept. They share a personal affinity for Yoda, who’s small, yet tough. The show exceeded his lofty expectations. “It’s pure awesomeness,” he said. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. There’s just so much stuff with `Star Wars’: samurai crap, Shakespeare, tragedy. And look at all these nutbars, man …” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Can I get a large drip and one of those macadamia nut cookies?” he asked. The barista, not missing a beat, handed him his coffee and change. Master Vitas folded the money and slipped it beneath his custom-made Jedi tunic, into the pocket of some khakis bought at Target. Energized with some Starbucks brew, the Force was with him. Nearly 30 years to the day after “Star Wars” first appeared on theater screens, the universe of George Lucas loomed as large as ever throughout the Los Angeles Convention Center. Vitas and thousands of other fans of the fantastical franchise, some diehards from the start like him, others newly minted, turned out Thursday for a preview of Star Wars Celebration IV. The four-day exposition, officially open to the public today, serves as a clearinghouse for all things Star Warsian. Vendors hawk still-in-the-package Lando Calrissian figures and Darth Maul T-shirts and fans pose for pictures and get autographs from luminaries such as Kenny “R2-D2” Baker and Temuera “Jango Fett” Morrison. Everyone likes to kick it with Jango. last_img
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Conte out of running for Italy job, Di Biagio an option

first_img0Shares0000Antonio Conte reiterates his commitment to Chelsea after turning down Italy © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLMILAN, Italy, Feb 4 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has ruled himself out as Italy coach but interim boss Luigi Di Biagio could be an option, Italian football federation (FIGC) assistant commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said Sunday.Former AC Milan star Costacurta has been given the task of finding a replacement for Gian Piero Ventura who was sacked after Italy’s embarrassing World Cup exit. “Antonio Conte has pulled out,” Costacurta said, adding that Italy Under-21 coach Di Biagio, in charge for friendlies against Argentina and England next month, could be handed more than just an interim role.“We all have this ardour to enact a revolution and do something wonderful for Italian football, but clearly there’s a lot of work to do,” Costacurta told Sky Sport Italia.“A new Italy coach is fundamental, but many forget that there are several options who are under contract, so it’s difficult to really talk about it right now.“As Conte reiterated the other day, he wants to continue working as a coach on a day-by-day basis at club level for at least the next 18 months, the length of his Chelsea contract, so he has pulled out of the running.“There are others who are more or less available. For example, Roberto Mancini is under contract with Zenit. We’d have to work out who can be approached and who can’t.”Former Italy midfielder Di Biagio, 46, who played for Roma, Inter Milan and Lazio during his career, is seen as an outsider among a star line-up of names being linked with the job including Mancini, Conte, Claudio Ranieri and Carlo Ancelotti.“It’s not such an outlandish idea. I’ve been following Di Biagio’s progress for a few years, he took Italy to the European Under-21 Championship and made some really inspired choices,” said Costacurta.“If nothing happens in the meantime, the new national coach will be announced in June.”Gareth Southgate went from England Under-21 manager to interim senior coach before being handed the job full-time.“Southgate went along this path and it happens quite often. Di Biagio knows the talents who are in Italy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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BUSINESSES INVITED TO ‘NETWORKING DONEGAL’

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber Chief Executive Toni ForresterBusinesses from across the North West are being invited to join a super-sized speed networking event in Letterkenny next week.Letterkenny Chamber has joined forces with Donegal Business Network, Business Networking International (Donegal), Donegal Women in Business and other business networks across the county to host the event in the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny.Sponsored by City of Derry Airport, ‘Networking Donegal’ will take place at 5.30pm on Tuesday March 15.Letterkenny Chamber Chief Executive, Toni Forrester, has issued open invitation to businesses across the North West to book their places at the event. She added: “’Networking Donegal is a high intensity networking event which has been kindly supported by City of Derry Airport to bring together all of the business networks in the region.“This event is based on a speed networking model which allows every participant a maximum of two minutes to pitch, swap business cards and meet like-minded business people. We have designed the event to provide maximum exposure for participants as everyone who attends will get a chance to meet everyone else in the room.”Donegal Business Network Director Bert Galbraith described the event as a “fantastic opportunity” for business of all sizes to showcase their products or services.“Taking part in ‘Networking Donegal’ will be time well invested for any business. Word-of-mouth marketing is one of the most effective strategies in growing a business and this event will provide a fantastic opportunity for business leaders to give like-minded people a bite-sized insight into what they provide. “There will also be an opportunity for informal networking over tea and coffee prior to the event and further networking opportunities afterwards,” he said.To book a place at ‘Networking Donegal’ log on to www.eventbrite.com/e/networking-donegal-tickets-21518715056 or email events@letterkennychamber.com or call +353 74 9124866.BUSINESSES INVITED TO ‘NETWORKING DONEGAL’ was last modified: March 11th, 2016 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:Businessdonegallast_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsTears 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. 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. 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 hosts 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. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters 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, 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. 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) 946-5846.160Want 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

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GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThree first round heats of the A McLean Bookmakers 525 feature on tonight’s greyhound racing card at Lifford Stadium.There are 12 races down for decision. The runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Ballougry Bound; 2, Cushie Willow; 3, Forward Fun; 4, Tarmac Ace; 5, Moss Bob; 6, Cloneen Dynamo. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Final Drive; 2, White Zodiac; 3, Macsruso; 4, Mullrook Danaher; 5, Great Soprano; 6, Bardic Rose.Race 3 Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Ballyhill Civic; 2, Tullna Island; 3, Bricken Rose; 4, Maybe Ted; 5, Maid of More; 6, Kilgrogan Theft.Race 4 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Bovally Mist; 2, Corrin Betty; 3, Gabby’s Mondays; 4, Tydon Marquis; 5, Myre Willow; 6, Lovely Myles.Race 5 “Like Us” on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Counterfit; 2, Goodinthehood; 3, Quare Flame; 4, Shanmoyle Legend; 5, Castleroggy Lord; 6, Beraghill Monty. Race 6 Ultimate Dining Experience 750 (750 yards): 1, Raughlan Blaze; 2, Crossleigh Thyme; 3, Hanoras Dream; 4, Glenside Amber; 5, Corrina; 6, Canvas Picasso.Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Brett; 2, Tahina Sabrina; 3, Rocky Road; 4, Belindas Cruise; 5, Mongys Flyer; 6, Castleroggy Rust.Race 8 Christmas Party Nights 350 (350 yards): 1, Take Cover; 2, Whoop Whoop; 3, Imperial Tank; 4, Leosal; 5, Nosey Taz; 6, Castleroggy Keri.Race 9 A McLean Bookmakers 525 round one heat one (525 yards): 1, Westood Lee; 2, Tahina Kellie; 3, Helens Champ; 4, Bleu Paradise; 5, Natureofthetrade; 6, Hather Lock.Race 10 A McLean Bookmakers 525 round one heat two (525 yards): Farloe Pixie; 2, Gortkelly Turbo; 3, Rampant Razzle; 4, Kingsmill Aguero; 5, Smurfing Manx; 6, Aughduff Murt. Race 11 A McLean Bookmakers 525 heat one heat three (525 yards): 1, Thrill Me; 2, Turbine Tulip; 3, Hather Bonnie; 4, Mongys Girl; 5, Dartrey Snow; 6, Inontheact.Race 12 The Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Golden Pearl; 2, Fridays Maybe; 3, Battle Born; 4, Gilti Aero; 5, Blackstone Maxx; 6, Do It Ruso.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: September 4th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

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