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ONE Championship partners with Global Citizen to fight poverty

first_imgCarpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “As I’ve said before, in ONE, we are more than just having amazing fighters and athletes. These guys are heroes not only to their country but to the world,” said Sityodtong in a press conference at City of Dreams Manila.“And we’re going to use our platform and we’re going to use it to change the world for the better. That’s why we have partners like Global Citizen and amazing heroes like Brandon Vera, Angela Lee and Eduard Folayang, whom our children look up to.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkVera, Lee and Folayang, three of the most popular ONE fighters were named Global Citizen ambassadors for the Philippines and Singapore.“I’m so excited to be a Global Citizen ambassador. I can’t wait to get started and really learn more about this awesome program and movement,” said Lee, the women’s atomweight world champion. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPEyeing to make an impact on a much bigger scale, ONE Championship on Monday launched a partnership with Global Citizen, a non-government organization which aims to provide a better life for everyone.The team up is only fitting as ONE, the biggest MMA organization in Asia, adheres to the advocacies of Global Citizen with Chatri Sityodtong, ONE chairman and CEO, reaffirming that part the promotion’s responsibility is to contribute into easing out conflicts in the society.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I can’t wait to take action and really spread the word about it. I think it’s so important that they’re going across Asia and across the world and I think it’s a great partnership and I’m happy to be a part of it.”Wei Soo, co-founder of Global Citizen and managing director, also expressed his excitement over the partnership, knowing the kind of impact ONE can create with its growing popularity particularly in Asia.“I think ONE championship and its fans can have massive impact in terms of its reach of billions throughout the region and throughout the world and particularly to the values that they espouse and talk about. The values in martial arts which is crucial to the region,” Soo said. “And those are also the values that we want.”ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track D-League: Zark’s-Lyceum dumps Batangas-EAC by 37 pointslast_img read more

Bong Farmers Practice Improved Goat Husbandry

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Nearly 500 goat producers from 25 communities in Bong County are using improved animal husbandry to raise their goats. These goat farmers are receiving support from the USAID Food and Enterprise Development (USAID FED) program for Liberia.USAID FED has trained 54 Community Animal Health Workers (CAHW), who are mainly females. Recently, USAID FED constructed 33 shelters out of 75 goats shelters targeted for construction in Bong County.Liberian farmers are accustomed to the traditional ways of raising goats where the animals are largely left unattended. The aim of the program is to increase the production of goats and make animal farming a more profitable business for Liberian farmers. USAID FED’s interventions will greatly enhance the production of livestock in Bong, Grand Bassa, Lofa and Nimba Counties, where the program is being implemented.Morris Karnuah, USAID FED’s Livestock Officer, said that goat farmers are receptive to the improved ways of raising their animals. “We observed that farmers are happy about the new techniques to raise and care for animals in their communities. [Farmers] provided some of the resources needed to construct …the shelters.”He said that three shelters are constructed in each of the communities. These structures include a kidding house, quarantine shelter and shelter for marketable goats.Karnuah also noted that linking farmers with goat buyers is critical for goat farming. According to him, farmers have to learn to treat raising goats as a business that provides sustainable income increases.“Most traders leave the country to trade for goats in Guinea and Ivory Coast because of [the] lack of sufficient supply of goats in Liberia.  With USAID FED’s interventions, [the] mortality rates of kid goats have reduced, giving farmers more goats to sell.  Due to the constraint in marketing goats, we have begun to hold series of consultative meetings with both traders and farmers to create the linkage and help [to] build the relationship,” Karnuah stated. Several goat farmers in Bong County expressed very positive feedbacks about the support received from USAID FED when speaking to the Observer Farmer Desk recently on the various farms in their communities.Johnson Douhokpeneh, the head for the Menilele (translates to mean “good things” in the Kpelle dialect)  Goat Farmer Association in Gbarnga  Siequelleh, Bong County, said that USAID FED’s support is helping to improve their living conditions. He stated that initially, goat farmers had 229 goats but the intervention’s USAID FED had increased their goat population to 273 goats.“We are impressed [by] the new ways we have been taught to raise our goats for marketing. This method has reduced kid mortality,” he said happily.CAHW Esther Miller said she is pleased to provide veterinary services because she can see that, in addition to helping the animals, she also helps the families who own the animals.USAID FED currently supports 2,060 goat farmers in Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Bassa counties.The USAID FED Program for Liberia aims to reduce hunger and promote food security for Liberians through increased agricultural productivity and profitability in rice, cassava, vegetable and goat value chains. It is implemented in six counties: Bong, Nimba, Lofa, Grand Bassa, Margibi and Montserrado.The United States – as the largest donor and closest ally – is supporting the Liberian priorities to build sustainable local capacity, make a difference in people’s lives, and move towards a shared vision of self-sufficiency and prosperity. For more information please visit. www.usaid.gov. USAID FED is Africa’s largest project under President Barack Obama’s Feed the Future Initiative, which promotes a move away from subsistence and increasing food security by working with public and private bodies, including the Government of Liberia, the private sector, local NGOs and other key stakeholders.last_img read more

For Phase 16 Training Program, LEAD Inducts Student Leadership into Office

first_imgThe newly elected class leadership of Liberia Education Action for Development (LEAD) was inducted into office over the weekend. Those inducted are part of the phase 16 of the teacher training program.LEAD is a local non-governmental organization established to train in-service and out-service teachers in the various methodologies in their profession.The entity is headed by its executive director, Z. Elijah Whapoe, who said LEAD came into existence in November 1995 at the height of the Liberian civil war with the desire of filling in the gaps left behind by trained teachers and other within the education system of the country. According to Mr. Whapoe, since then the institution has trained and graduated over 1, 129 trained ‘C’ Certificate teachers.The country’s 14-year crisis, Mr. Whapoe said, created an unstoppable brain-drain at the time which seriously undermined the Ministry of Education’s (MOE’s) delivery capacity to sustain quality education.Accordingly, LEAD has been operating within the guidelines set by the Division of Teacher Education, Certification Accreditation at the MOE.LEAD’s vision is for all, especially the needy, to have access to quality education. It desires to create an enabling environment for the needy by providing teacher training and other education-related services.The major programs include in-service and pre-service teacher training; functional adult literacy; school construction and renovation; Updating libraries and reading rooms, and providing scholarships for the needy.The inducted officers included Rutland E.N. Shilue, president; Karmor T. Yardanmah, vice president and Sergbe B. Torh, general secretary. Others inducted were Nawey N.K. Melchizedek, treasurer, Richard B. Gbarduo, advisor, Rachel H. Nyemah, financial secretary and Roseline Singleton, chaplain.Installing officer, David K. Dahn, reminded the officers of their promise to take the institution to another level to improve and further standardize the training program. “We will revisit your vows to see if you are also doing what you have promised, or else we will tell the administration to revoke your recognition,” Mr. Dahn told the officials.For his part, guest speaker Joseph Quoi, an instructor of the University of Liberia, urged students desirous of entering the teaching profession to do so with commitment and passion rather than hoping on any financial incentives.Mr. Quoi spoke on the theme, “Is teaching considered a genuine profession in Liberia?”He said owing to the cascades of torrential castigation and disparagement by many stakeholders, those entering the teaching profession in contemporary Liberia are often considered as people wanting to commit suicide, because of the low economic incentives the teaching profession continues to suffer.However, he said, there are many conscientious, patriotic and nationalistic Liberians, who have decided to brave the storm by accepting to teach in order to not only maintain the profession, but also help to improve its importance as well as its value to society.The LEAD’s slogan is, “We are teachers of tomorrow and we are learning to teach others.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

HST referendum ends this week

first_imgThe HST has dominated the political agenda for more than two years, stretching back to the 2009 election when the Liberals said they would not introduce it, then changed their minds.- Advertisement -Former premier Gordon Campbell paid for the debacle with his job, effectively hamstringing his successor from doing much else with her replacement government other than put a prettier face on the HST.Provincewide anger over the HST is barely simmering now, but the outcome of the results will have far-reaching results.A win means the government will take the potentially costly move to reduce the tax to 10 per cent in 2014, but a loss means having to repay Ottawa the $1.6 billion it gave the province to implement the tax.The result of the referendum is expected in late August or early September.Advertisement People who want to voice their opinion of the HST have only until the end of this week to make themselves heard by ensuring Elections BC has their referendum ballot. last_img read more

Climate Leadership Plan consultation extended

first_imgThe second phase of public consultation on B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan has been extended until April 8th of this year according to a release from the province. The consultation has been extended after over a thousand submissions were received on the topic.Feedback received to date has touched on a variety of issues with the most popular being transportation, clean technology and clean energy, as well as carbon pricing.It’s hoped that the extension will give citizens and stakeholders additional time to provide their thoughts on climate action ideas, values and priorities for British Columbia’s Climate Leadership Plan which will be released later this spring.- Advertisement -The Climate Leadership Plan website has had over 20,000 hits, and 8,000 pieces of input since the first public engagement last summer. Going forward it will continue in its present form given the amount of feedback that is continuing to come in.All feedback will be reviewed as the development of the plan takes place. The goal is to drive down emissions while supporting a growing economy.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY TO GET OFFICIALLY SWITCHED ON FOR CHRISTMAS!

first_imgA large crowd is expected at Letterkenny’s Market Square tomorrow night for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.Last year’s lights were the talk of the town!The evening at 5.00 pm with a hectic line-up music and storytelling.But if you’re a little peckish and want something traditional – there will be stalls giving out sweets, hot chocolate, mulled wine and Christmas treats! Prizes will be given out and the Switch On will take place at 7 pm by the winner of the School Art Competition accompanied by the mayor of Letterkenny; Pascal Blake.Performing on the night are: Fox & Crew, The Letterkenny Senior Accordian Band and Shane McLaughlin.Santa will also be making an appearance on his sleigh pulled by husky dogs!So get along early and wrap up for what promises to be a great night. The Christmas countdown is almost on in Letterkenny. LETTERKENNY TO GET OFFICIALLY SWITCHED ON FOR CHRISTMAS! was last modified: November 28th, 2013 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:Christmas lightsletterkennySwitch onlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $2 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY 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 J&J Social and Travel Club will host a buffet brunch, 1:30 p.m. at The Boulders mobile-home park clubhouse, 40701 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-2586 by Saturday. 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. 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 will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org.last_img read more

DD LOCAL: SILVER JUBILEE CELBRATIONS IN CASTLEFINN

first_imgCastlefinn NotesSilver Jubilee CelebrationEveryone is invited to the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Fr.Angelo Lafferty on Saturday 6th June beginning with vigil mass at 6:30pm and to that of Fr.Frank Lynch on Wednesday 17th June beginning with mass at 7:00pm.Both celebrations will be followed by refreshments and some entertainment in St.Marys Hall, Castlefinn. We would appreciate if parishioners could do some home baking for these two events. If you are able to do so could you please contact Collette Carlin on074-9146243 or Emby O Donnell on 074-9141451before Tuesday 2nd June so we can make arrangements for the refreshments. Parish Jubilee cards are being prepared by the schools and will be available for parishioners to sign at the church or hall if they so wish. Meditation ClassesInterested in meditation classes? A four weeks beginner’s course is starting on Tuesday 12th May from 7:00pm-8:45pm in CPI centre. €10 per class. Everyone welcome .Contact Catherine on 085-1945767 or solasgael25101968@gmail.com for more information.Slim R UsSlim R Us class with Karen Mc Glinchey every Monday from 6:30-7:30pm in CPI centre. WhistLadies: 1st Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford 173, 2nd Molly O Haire, Strabane 166,3rd Paul Wilde, Castlederg, 164.Gents: 1st Willie Meehan, Castlefinn 171, 2nd John Lynch, Clady, 165 3rd Mary Connolly, Ballybofey, 1641st Half: Annie Callaghan, Killygordon 82,2nd Half: Frank Curran Castlefinn 81 Snowball next week is €100 for 183 or better. Everyone welcome.If you would like any information included in the weekly notes, please contact CPI Office on047-9143976 or call into centre.DD LOCAL: SILVER JUBILEE CELBRATIONS IN CASTLEFINN was last modified: May 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Castlefinn notesdonegallast_img read more

DDTV: WATCH DANIEL AND MAJELLA’S VIDEO MESSAGE IN SUPPORT OF ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’

first_imgDDTV: Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella have shown their support for the forthcoming ‘Relay for Life’ event which takes place in Donegal next weekend. The popular couple recorded a special video message wishing all those involved in the Relay for Life event the very best of luck!Daniel also revealed that himself and Majella will attend the Relay for Life event in Letterkenny at some point over the weekend.Majella whose own battle with breast cancer was documenting publicly said it’s vital people row in behind the event. Majella said, “I’d like to encourage everyone to come out and support this fantastic event.“It would be greatly appreciated by all, as we all know cancer affects all of us in our lives, we need to get behind this and support this event.“Hopefully we see you on one of the days over the weekend.To view the video simply click play on the video above.DDTV: WATCH DANIEL AND MAJELLA’S VIDEO MESSAGE IN SUPPORT OF ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ was last modified: May 24th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:daniel o’donnellDDTVFeaturesMajella O’Donnellnewslast_img read more

Uninsured driver who took sister’s car to cinema is banned

first_imgCOURTS: A 19 year-old man who took his sister’s car to the cinema, has been disqualified from driving after it was discovered he was uninsured. David Stonys, 19, with an address at 107 Lawnsdale, Navenny, Ballybofey appeared at Letterkenny District Court on Thursday morning. The court heard how on the 4th February this year, Gardaí observed a vehicle with no lights on pulling into Century Cinemas.They followed the driver into the car park, and discovered that the drive of the vehicle had no insurance, and the car was then seized by Gardaí.Solicitor for the defendant Ciaran MacLochlainn said his client was extremely naïve for doing what he did, but said he had asked for insurance cover but the quote was way above his means.MacLochlainn told the court, “My client is 19 years of age, and he took his sister’s car knowing he had no insurance, it was remarkably naïve of him and he regrets it.“His actions didn’t cause any accident or injury and there was no badness involved – but it was naïve.“He had asked for insurance cover, but he was quoted over €3,000 which was way above his means.“He has recently gained employment, and he needs his car to get to work.”Judge Paul Kelly fined the defendant €300 and gave him four months to pay, and disqualified the defendant from driving for a period of four months.Uninsured driver who took sister’s car to cinema is banned was last modified: July 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:bannedcourtsDavid StonysdrivingfinednewsUninsuredlast_img read more