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Baghdatis beats Becker, earns clash with Kyrgios

Baghdatis beats Becker, earns clash with Kyrgios

first_imgMarcos Baghdatis unleashed a series of powerful forehand winners to overwhelm Benjamin Becker 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the Miami Open on Thursday.Cypriot Baghdatis compiled 26 winners, twice the number of his opponent, and broke the German’s serve three times. The victory sets Baghdatis up for a second-round clash, and his first career meeting, with Australian Nick Kyrgios.In other first round games on Thursday, Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan posted his first win of the year, and it took him nearly three hours to do so as he beat Croat teen Borna Coric 4-6 7-5 7-5.The world number 76 plays Andy Murray in the second round.Novak Djokovic, coming off victory at Indian Wells, and Roger Federer, who has missed almost two months with a knee injury, take to the court on Friday.Federer meets the man who beat him in the 2009 U.S. Open final, Juan Martin del Potro, while top seed Djokovic faces Briton Kyle Edmund.Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 6-3 6-4Denis Kudla (U.S.) beat Chung Hyeon (South Korea) 6-3 3-6 6-1Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 6-2 2-6 6-3Tatsuma Ito (Japan) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 7-6(3) 6-2Mikhail Kukushkin (Russia) beat Brian Baker (U.S.) 6-4 6-2Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Borna Coric (Croatia) 4-6 7-5 7-5Tim Smyczek (U.S.) beat Tommy Paul (U.S.) 6-4 5-7 7-5Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) beat Rogerio Dutra Silva (Brazil) 6-2 6-3Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Illya Marchenko (Ukraine) 2-6 6-2 6-3Aljaz Bedene (Britain) beat Roberto Carballes (Spain) 4-6 6-2 6-3John Millman (Australia) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 6-3 6-2Andreas Seppi (Italy) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-3 6-1Federico Delbonis (Argentina) beat Elias Ymer (Sweden) 6-1 4-6 6-3Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukraine) beat Nicolas Jarry (Chile) 7-6(7) 7-5Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina) beat Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 4-6 6-3 6-4Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) beat Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 7-5 6-4last_img read more

All set for “40 Shades of Gayle” this weekend

All set for “40 Shades of Gayle” this weekend

first_imgAll plans are in place for one of the most anticipated parties titled “40 Shades of Gayle” billed for this Saturday on the lawns of the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.The party is expected to be explosive with several Guyanese and international artistes in the line-up, including Kes The Band; Guyana’s Soca Monarch, Brandon Harding and Guyana’s Chutney Monarch, Steven Ramphal and a few others to be added.In addition, there will be some of the best DJs in the house who will ensure the patrons have a blast all night long.Listed to be on the console are DJs Energy, Worldwide Seen Up, Father Moey, Gully Ras, Selector Diamond, Cash Money and Garwin.It will be a night to remember. General admission to the event cost $3000, stage front $10,000 and the all-exclusive VVIP section is $25,000This is your last chance to pick up your tickets at the various locations. These include That Look Boutique, Gizmos and Gadgets, The Hibiscus Restaurant, Exclusive Styles, Bistro Café and Bar, The Wine Vault and Urban Life, Giftland Mall. In Berbice, tickets could be purchased at Candy Boss, New Amsterdam and on the West Side, at Coleen’s Closet, Vreed-en-Hoop.last_img read more

UAAP: Ateneo rallies to beat FEU for 11th straight victory

UAAP: Ateneo rallies to beat FEU for 11th straight victory

first_imgView comments Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Ranged against an Ateneo team that was playing its fourth game in 12 days, the Tamaraws rode the momentum of their strong finish in the win over University of Santo Tomas, quickly breaking out of the gates and racing to a 7-0 lead. But while the Eagles countered, FEU seized a 40-29 lead at the break behind LJ Gonzales, who shot 4-of-4 in the first half.Ateneo finally wiped out the FEU lead in the fourth with Isaac Go and Adrian Wong combining for five quick points for a 51-47 advantage.Thirdy Ravena scored on an undergoal stab, before Kouame’s putback with 1:29 left finally ended the FEU resistance, 63-55.“FEU gave us that wake up call in the second half,” said Baldwin.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ MANILA, Philippines–Ateneo turned up the heat on the defensive end in the second half to subdue Far Eastern U, 65-55, Wednesday for its 11th straight victory in UAAP Season 82 basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist The Blue Eagles rallied from a 13-point deficit – the biggest hole they were on so far this season – in the third period before pulling away late as they moved three games away from completing an elimination round sweep and an outright finals berth.Thirdy Ravena and Ange Kouame finished with 10 points each, while Pat Maagdenberg came through with nine points off the bench for the Eagles, who held the Tamaraws to just 15 points in the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“We became who we believe we are in the second half,” said Ateneo coach Tab baldwin. “We locked down defensively and rebounded better. The players came out with a purpose.”FEU shot just 5-of-29 in the second half. Ateneo also ended up outrebounding FEU, 34-17, in the last two quarters. LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images ATENEO 65 — Kouame 10, Ravena 10, Maagdenberg 9, Navarro 8, Wong 8, Belangel 5, Daves 4, Ma. Nieto 4, Mamuyac 3, Go 2, Mi. Nieto 2, Andrade 0, Tio 0.FEU 55 — Gonzales 12, Bienes 8, Comboy 8, Tuffin 6, Cani 4, Ebona 4, Stockton 4, Tchuente 4, Torres 3, Alforque 2.Quarters: 15-18, 29-40, 46-47, 65-55.POST-GAME INTERVIEW LATEST STORIES Davis, James begin Lakers partnership with sky-high hopeslast_img read more

Bryant lets it all out with 43 against Celtics

Bryant lets it all out with 43 against Celtics

first_imgHe connected on seven 3-pointers, scored 12 points in the last 61/2 minutes and threw down a savage reverse dunk with 1:40 left to cap his impressive night. The Lakers ended their three-game losing streak at the expense of the Celtics, who lost for the franchise-record-tying 13th consecutive game. Boston has played the last 21 games without injured star guard Paul Pierce. Boston coach Doc Rivers later said if “Gerald Green is a Kobe Bryant and Al Jefferson is whoever you want him to be and you’re winning games, you’re not going to give a crap about what happened.” Bryant specifically said before the game that he wouldn’t carry over any anger about the suspension, and had to be reminded by Lakers coach Phil Jackson to take open shots in the first quarter. “It’s important for us to get back on track. Not for me to necessarily take over the game,” Bryant said. “Hopefully we won’t need that. We’ve got a long trip ahead, it’s important for everybody to get on track and get into some type of a rhythm if we want to do well on this trip.” “It felt like I was finally able to run out in the yard,” Bryant said, “and just run a little wild.” Bryant ran roughshod in the Lakers’ 111-98 victory, even though he didn’t take a shot in the first eight minutes. The performance elicited “MVP” chants from the Boston crowd in the final seconds. The Lakers, who started an eight-game road trip with the win, needed Bryant to close out the youthful Celtics. He went to the bench with 8:39 remaining and the Lakers leading 91-77, but had to return less than two minutes later to close out the victory as Brian Scalabrine scored seven consecutive points for Boston. ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img • Photo Gallery: 01/31: Lakers vs. Celtics BOSTON – If Kobe Bryant felt as if he was grounded like a naughty child while sitting in his hotel room and serving a one-game NBA suspension, his return on Wednesday night allowed him to let loose with a 43-point barrage against the Boston Celtics. last_img read more

Five potential Premier League targets that will be on show in Euro U-21 final

Five potential Premier League targets that will be on show in Euro U-21 final

first_img 3. Joao Mario – The right-sided midfielder’s influence on Portugal should not be underestimated – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of the potential Premier League targets that will be on show in the European Championship Under-21 final – In truth, the midfielder’s contribution has been overlooked throughout the competition. However, although his displays have not been as eye catching as Bernardo Silva’s, the pacey and skilful 22-year-old has plenty of potential. He is expected to become a regular on Sporting Lisbon’s flank next season, but rival club could already have started to keep tabs on his progress. Mario netted the winner against England and added another to his tally during the emphatic victory over Germany in the semi-final. Another strike tonight would add a zero to his price tag. 5 1. Bernardo Silva – The Portuguese forward has been the star of the tournament thus far – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the full list of potential Premier League targets that will be on show in the European Championship Under-21 final – The 20-year-old, who operates at the tip of Portugal’s diamond, is technically an attacking midfielder but has fulfilled the role of central attacker in the Czech Republic. Having progressed through Benfica’s youth system, Silva signed for Monaco on loan at the start of last season, but agreed a permanent move in January 2015, which slipped under the radar somewhat. However, he has shone at this level and produced two man of the match displays at the tournament to become one of the most sought after young midfielders in the game. 4. John Guidetti – The Manchester City striker will soon be available on a free transfer – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the last potential Premier League target that will be on show in the European Championship Under-21 final – The Swede was amongst the most promising young strikers on the continent a few years ago due to his rich vein of form at Manchester City. However, with opportunities to feature for the Citizens’ first team few and far between, his career has stalled. Various loan spells have been successful, the latest of which was with Celtic, and interest in the 23-year-old has waned amidst accusations that he has a bad attitude. However, his passionate performances this summer could see several clubs seek to secure his services when he becomes a free agent in July. 5 5 2. Oscar Lewicki – The Swedish midfielder has shown a maturity beyond his years throughout the tournament – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of the potential Premier League targets that will be on show in the European Championship Under-21 final – The central midfielder joined Bayern Munich as a 16-year-old but failed to make an impact on the Bavarians’ first-team set up. Although he was offered a new contract by the Bundesliga side he decided to return to his homeland and is currently plying his trade with Malmo. Lewicki, 22, is Sweden’s deep lying midfielder and his task this evening will be to shackle Bernardo Silva. If he can stifle Portugal’s main threat he could tip the balance of the game in his side’s favour and also impress potential suitors. 5 The Under-21 European Championship between Portugal and Sweden is live on talkSPORT tonight, Tuesday 30 June 2015If you want to listen to the next generation of youngsters that are worth shouting about then be sure to tune in.In case you missed it, Gareth Southgate’s side have already caught a plane home.The Young Lions were dumped out of the tournament after finishing bottom of their group and such an achievement, or lack of, has seen a bleak picture painted for the future of English football.However, while the storm clouds continue to gather over Wembley, the outlook seems to be far brighter for tonight’s teams; Portugal and Sweden.Players for both teams will be firmly in the shop window this evening and Premier League clubs will be watching to see who catches their eye on the big stage.So, who could be plucked from relative obscurity and given a chance to prove their worth in England’s top tier next season?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the five players that talkSPORT thinks could be coming to a club near you… 5 5. William Carvalho – The powerful midfielder, who plies his trade for Sporting Lisbon, is believed to be on the radar of several of Europe’s elite – The pick of the bunch. Had Sporting Lisbon not inserted such a huge buy-out clause into the defensive midfielder’s contract, he surely would have already been purchased by a member of the elite. Arsenal are routinely linked with the 23-year-old, who already has a host of caps for Portugal’s and was part of their 2014 World Cup squad, but a bid has failed to materialise. Although it is understandable to have reservations about Carvalho, his commanding and authoritative displays this summer will not have escaped widespread attention. It will surely not be long before Sporting’s resolve is tested.last_img read more

Official works to hit par in Congress

Official works to hit par in Congress

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Now that she’s in Washington, D.C., she’s had to change her game. California’s newest congresswoman is still an ex-jock at heart, but now she’s playing golf. She started playing about two years ago, and finds that spending four hours on the links is a great way to make friendships. “I’m getting to know some folks I didn’t have relationships with before,” Richardson said last week. “I’m using all the skills I have.” The South Bay Democrat was sworn in last month to serve out the term of the late Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, who died of colon cancer in April. Richardson arrived in Congress under the wing of Rep. Maxine Waters, who was her only congressional supporter during the campaign. Since then, she has worked to broaden her network and has scheduled golf outings with prominent Democratic Party leaders John Murtha of Pennsylvania and Jim Clyburn of South Carolina. Richardson lobbied successfully for a seat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where Millender-McDonald had served, and as such will have a role in issues affecting the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, adjacent her district. She also was named to the Committee on Science and Technology, a post important to the local defense and aerospace industries. POLITICS: Laura Richardson, who is the 37th District’s new representative, explores the links in Washington, D.C. By Gene Maddaus Staff Writer When Laura Richardson arrived in Sacramento 10 months ago, she built alliances on the basketball court, impressing veteran legislators with her competitive drive and earning a spot in the Assembly leadership. When it comes to ideology, she has refused to pin herself down, joining both the Progressive Caucus and the centrist New Democrat Coalition. She is only the second member to belong to both groups. “I want to be balanced,” said Richardson, whose district stretches from Carson and Long Beach on the south to Compton on the north. “My voters in the 37th Congressional District – it’s not a San Francisco district and it’s not an Orange County district. It’s middle-class working people trying to take care of their families.” Richardson has joined the Out of Iraq Caucus, chaired by Waters, but has also reached out to centrist South Bay Rep. Jane Harman, a fellow Democrat. “I did not know her well before she ran for Juanita’s seat,” Harman said. “But she came to visit me and blew me away. ? I’m very high on her. I think she’s very bright and very independent.” Waters said Richardson was earning similar favorable reviews from others on Capitol Hill. “She loves public policy,” Waters said. “I think she is going to be responsible for significant legislation.” In the early going, Waters has clearly been a mentor to Richardson. In Richardson’s second week on the Hill, Waters was preparing to leave to attend the march in Jena, La. – a major event for black congressional leaders. Richardson wanted to go, but Waters advised her to stay behind. “They’ll say, `There she goes with that Maxine Waters,”‘ Waters recalled in a speech at Richardson’s local swearing-in ceremony at the shuttered Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital in late September. As Richardson remembered it, “Congresswoman Waters wisely advised me that it would be best for me to maintain my 100 percent (attendance) record, which I have maintained, and continue to not miss anything. What I needed to know here was absolutely critical, and I would have other opportunities to serve on that issue.” Among her first bills will be one to declare Drew Medical School a historically black college, and another to rename a portion of a local freeway for Millender-McDonald. Richardson said she’s still getting used to the place, and getting used to weighing in on major federal issues, from children’s health care to Guant namo Bay. “When I walk off the floor and walk out and see the Capitol, I just pinch myself,” she said. For now, she’s doing what she needs to do to get settled in: hiring staff, finding an apartment and working on her tee shots. “I’m happy to say that the last two tournaments I entered, I won `Ladies Longest Drive,”‘ she said, ever the competitor. “I’m consistently breaking 100, which is pretty good for just starting two years ago.” gene.maddaus@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
Antelope Valley Calendar

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgFRIDAY 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. 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 the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month, 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 J&J Social and Travel Club will host a buffet brunch, 1:30 p.m. in the Boulders mobile-home park clubhouse, 40701 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-2586 by noon Saturday for reservations. 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 or 723-4891. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. 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. 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. 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. 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 weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. 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, 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 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.org. 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SFA to appeal FIFA fine over poppy tribute in England v Scotland qualifier

SFA to appeal FIFA fine over poppy tribute in England v Scotland qualifier

first_img1 The Scottish Football Association will appeal against the fine imposed by FIFA over poppy tributes at Wembley.The SFA, which was fined 20,000 Swiss francs (£15,692), has followed its English counterpart in deciding to challenge the sanctions, which were brought after the November 11 World Cup qualifier between the nations.A statement read: “We have received written reasons from FIFA’s disciplinary committee relating to the sanction imposed for commemorating Remembrance Day during the England v Scotland World Cup qualifier on November 11, 2016.“Having considered those reasons in full, we have informed FIFA of our intention to appeal the decision.”The SFA was fined after Scotland players wore poppies on armbands during their 3-0 defeat despite warnings from FIFA that they could be in breach of rules relating to the display of political symbols. Part of the fine also related to “misconduct committed by its own group of spectators”.The Football Association announced its intention to appeal immediately after the FIFA sanctions were announced on December 19. The FA was fined 45,000 Swiss francs (£35,308) over poppy displays, including armbands, and supporter misconduct.FIFA also issued fines over poppy displays in stadia before qualifiers involving Wales and Northern Ireland on the same weekend.The Irish FA reluctantly accepted its fate because FIFA rules prevent appeals of sums of 15,000 Swiss francs and under – the upper limit was exactly the same as its fine.The FAW vowed to study the written reasons before confirming its intention. Both nations marked the Armistice Day match with poppy tributes last_img read more

Lancaster High’s Wyre gets biggest rush on hits

Lancaster High’s Wyre gets biggest rush on hits

first_imgWyre is second in the league with 41 tackles. “He definitely adds excitement,” Lancaster coach Jeff Cortez said. “Kids feed off the big hits and the big runs. Having the positive energy around is very important in football, and that’s definitely something that he brings.” Wyre, who’s in his second year on the varsity and first as a featured running back, is a relative newcomer to the spotlight. But his name is a familiar one in the Antelope Valley’s sports scene. Wyre is the grandson of Herb Wyre, a longtime football and track coach at Littlerock and Palmdale for whom an annual springtime relay race at Antelope Valley College was named. Competing in a race named after his grandfather was a “special” feeling, Marcus Wyre said. “I’ve been going to those since I was born,” he said. “He (his grandfather) taught me how to run, stride-wise, for track and football.” Wyre said his grandfather’s influence was as important to his personal development as his athletic progression. “Since I was born, I’ve always known I can go to him if I need him,” he said. “He’s always telling me the right thing to do.” Wyre, a 5-foot-8, 175-pounder, is a four-year college prospect with the potential to play at a midlevel Div. I program, as either defensive back or linebacker, Cortez said. Although he doesn’t have prototypical linebacker size or defensive back-type speed, Wyre makes up for whatever he lacks in those areas with determination and grit. “He just has this mental attitude of, like, `I’m going to destroy this player,”‘ Lancaster quarterback Tim Ennis said. Cortez said Wyre’s fearlessness sets him apart. “Most of it is `contact courage,”‘ Cortez said. “Some guys just have that ability to just unload the whammy on you. They don’t fear their personal well-being.” Said Wyre: “If I work out hard enough, it’s not going to affect me as much as it is the other person.” Although Wyre’s unassuming demeanor doesn’t make him naturally suited for a leadership role, teammates say his ultra-intense playing style rubs off on them. “When we see how hard he works, that makes us work harder, too,” Ennis said. Wyre knows that he’ll be restricted to playing defense at the more specialized collegiate level. But for now, he’s enjoying being on the field nearly the entire game. “I think he’s fulfilling his goal for himself and ours for him kind of being the two-way star,” Cortez said. “Obviously, we hope he keeps doing it.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 661-267-7802160Want 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 MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system “It’s the best feeling in the world,” Wyre said with a smile. “You go out there on a Friday night and lay a hit on somebody, and the whole crowd’s like, Oooohhhh.” “That’s my favorite part of football.” His impact on both sides of the ball is a big reason Lancaster is in contention for what it hopes will be its first Golden League title in school history. Lancaster (4-2, 3-0) is tied for first place with four-time defending league champion Palmdale. The Eagles play at Highland (2-4, 2-0) tonight at 7 in a pivotal league showdown. LANCASTER – Lancaster High senior two-way football standout Marcus Wyre is having the finest season of any Golden League running back. He is averaging 134 rushing yards per game and coming off a career-best 231-yard performance in last week’s 34-7 victory over Knight. And although churning out big numbers is nice, for Wyre, it is not the most compelling part of football. For him, delivering monstrous hits on the defensive side at strong safety is what he lives for. last_img
Is it a Frame, Is it a Snow Globe? It’s Both!

Is it a Frame, Is it a Snow Globe? It’s Both!

first_imgBoth frames are priced at $16.99. As with traditional snow globe souvenirs, be aware that if you want to take these on an airplane, they will have to go into your checked luggage rather than a carry-on.Is this something that you’d find interesting, or is this a pass for you? Let us know in the comments. Share This!We found these fun frames in the Big Top Souvenirs shop in the Magic Kingdom. At first glance, they look like character-shaped frames, a fun, but fairly standard, Disney merchandise items.But give the frames a shake, and you’ll see that they have a built-in snow globe effect, with shimmery confetti that floats down around whatever image you insert into the frame. The Mickey version has Mickey-shaped confetti. The Minnie version has bow-shaped confetti.last_img