O’Neill brushes aside Games negativity

first_imgDuring the official opening of the Sir John Guise Outdoor and Indoor Stadiums today, O’Neill stated that he is determined to deliver the best Games against all the negativity from critics.He said the outdoor stadium was built before 1991 to host the South Pacific Games but over 25 years, it had decayed and as a result, he needed to spend some money to rehabilitate the facility.“When we came into Government in 2011 we were three years behind already and as a result many of our critics told us to cancel hosting the Games.“If we had cancelled we would have been the only country in the Pacific to have done so and that would create an embarrassment for PNG as a regional leader,” he said.K1.2 billion from the government has been spent on all infrastructures and 64 million kina in cash and kind has been given to the Games Organising Committee (GOC) from the private and public sector.“Sadly there were negative people who wanted to continually undermine the good work of our Games organisers, who made outlandish claims and tried to sour the national sentiment – but they are being proven wrong.“Congratulations to the Minister for Sports and National Events and to our games organisers for your tireless efforts. Thank you for your dedication to your jobs and to our country.“Of course now is not the time to take a break but to keep working hard and doing your best.“The finish line is in sight and we thank you for your efforts in delivering what I know will be the best Pacific Games ever.” “This is just the beginning and we’ll judge our performance and where our athletes will do us proud after the Games,” he added.In addition, the PNG police, soldiers and correctional officers will provide security during the Games.last_img read more

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Brown, Lewis top MoBay 10K Run

first_img Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis, who was also among the participants, said he was pleased with the turnout and that an event such as the MoBay City Run was a welcome respite from some of the problems that have been plaguing the tourism capital. “Almost every sector in the Montego Bay business community was represented here today, which by no means is an easy feat to pull off,” Mayor Davis remarked. Again, RIU Resorts, with over 559 participants from their six resorts on the island, walked away with the top Corporate Challenge prize, with Scotiabank and Itel BPO, placing second and third respectively. Platinum sponsors Unicomer Jamaica (trading as Courts) said the organisers must be “warmly congratulated” for orchestrating yet another successful staging. According to brand manager, Jacqueline Edwards-Locke, “Unicomer Jamaica prides itself on supporting education which is evidenced by the 30-year commitment that Courts has made by awarding a total of 1,510 scholarships of excellence to date. PLEASED WITH TURNOUT When the dust finally settled at the fourth staging of the MoBay City Run on Sunday, Kirk Brown, representing Wards Power Tools copped the men’s 10K, while his teammate, Dwayne Graham, captured the 5K crown. Defending champion Chris-Ann Lewis, running under the Rainforest Seafood umbrella, was once again crowned the 10K female winner. Young Conrad Daley Jr and Samantha Collie topped the 3K boys’ and girls’ sections, respectively while 5K men’s champion Dwayne Graham defending champion Juliett Dinnal in the female category that were also in the winners’ circle. Dinnal and her counterparts took home several prizes including JetBlue Airways Travel certificates to any destination out of Jamaica. The winners outpaced more than 3,600 runners and walkers who descended on the streets of Montego Bay, Sunday, May 7 for the increasingly popular event. The charity event, which provides scholarships for needy tertiary students across western Jamaica and, for the first time, included a 3K section for children 12 years and under, officially kicked off at approximately 6:10 a.m. from the Old Hospital Park, Gloucester Avenue (Hip Strip).last_img read more

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Wizards announce contract extension for John Wall

first_imgView comments Djokovic hopes to imitate take-a-break Federer “Returning to the only team I’ve known in my professional career was an easy decision for me,” Wall said. “I understand my role as the leader of this franchise and I will continue to work hard to improve my game and make our team better. … I’m excited to bring them and this city continued success and a team they can be proud of.”The Wizards have made the playoffs three of the last four years. Wall averaged 27.2 points a game as Washington got to Game 7 of the second round this spring before losing to Boston.“He has constantly worked to improve and expand his game and has developed into an all-NBA player who has elevated our franchise,” Grunfeld said. “We are thrilled that he will continue to lead us through the prime years of his career and look forward to watching as he solidifies his place among the greatest players in our team’s history.”ADVERTISEMENT Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas (left) defends against Washington Wizards’ John Wall (2) during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (Photo by MICHAEL DWYER / AP)WASHINGTON — John Wall signed his $170 million, four-year contract extension that owner Ted Leonsis said provides the Washington Wizards with long-term stability.Team President Ernie Grunfeld announced the completion of the deal Wednesday. Wall said in a video posted on Twitter that he had agreed to the extension that begins in 2019-20 and includes a player option for 2023-24.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wall, a four-time Eastern Conference All-Star, is the third player this summer to get a designated player “supermax” extension, joining Houston’s James Harden and Golden State’s Stephen Curry.“John is an exceptional talent and a cornerstone for our team,” Leonsis said. “It’s John’s unique blend of skill and leadership that makes us a championship-caliber team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Wizards now have their big three locked up. Earlier this offseason they matched a $106.5 million, four-year offer sheet forward Otto Porter Jr. signed with the Brooklyn Nets and last summer signed guard Bradley Beal to a $128 million, five-year contract that goes through 2020-21.Porter was temporarily Washington’s highest-paid player, but that honor now belongs to Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft out of Kentucky who set career highs with 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 2.0 steals last season. Wall has averaged 18.8 points over seven NBA seasons. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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NLEX zooms to 5th win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Korea deals PH 2nd loss MOST READ View comments “They played well today and gave us quality minutes,” Garcia said of Daquioag and Borboran. “I don’t think we will have a problem achieving chemistry [in the long run].”Rain or Shine improved to 2-2 and dealt the Picanto a sixth straight loss.KIA has now lost its last seven games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup and is 0-9 against the Painters since joining the league in 2014 together with fellow expansion club Blackwater.Former University of Santo Tomas star Daquioag, acquired from Meralco in exchange for fellow rookie and Gilas Cadet Mike Tolomia, finished with eight points after hitting all his three attempts from the field.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate NLEX bounced back from its first loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup by taking down fancied Meralco on Sunday night, and coach Yeng Guiao wants to pinch himself if this is really happening.Kevin Alas scored 21 points and hit some crucial baskets down the stretch as the Road Warriors became the first team to deal the Bolts a loss, 100-94, at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Guiao said their fifth victory in six games is like “passing a tough test against a quality team.”“It’s still a reality check for us,” Guiao said. “It’s still kind of surreal seeing ourselves atop the standings after beating a good team like Meralco with the reigning Best Import.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The NLEX victory left idle leader Star as the only undefeated team at 3-0.And Guiao was quick to point out that he was more appreciative at one very glaring intangible that they achieved in bringing down the Bolts, which fell to 4-1, and Allen Durham. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “I think the maturity of this team is developing,” Guiao said.Earlier, Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia gave his new look crew a passing grade in their first game together, though the Elasto Painters hardly looked championship material against Kia Picanto.J’Nathan Bullock scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds and Chris Tiu came off the bench to shoot 13 in 31 minutes as they led the Painters to a 94-86 decision of winless KIA that snapped a two-game skid.With three new players in the roster, counting Bullock and Norwood and Raymond Almazan playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the ongoing Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, the Painters couldn’t put the Picanto away with authority.But Garcia praised Bullock, Ed Daquioag and Mark Borboran for coming up with decent games despite being with the team for just over a week after an overhaul that saw management deali away resident star shooter Jeff Chan.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones returns Dec. 29 in rematch vs Alex Gustafsson

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jones (22-1) is widely considered the greatest talent in mixed martial arts, but he has repeatedly sabotaged his own career with mistakes outside the cage.Jones hasn’t fought since July 29, 2017, when he beat Daniel Cormier to win the light heavyweight title for the second time. Jones’ victory was overturned when he tested positive for steroid use and received a 15-month suspension.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJones beat Gustafsson in their first bout in September 2013, escaping with a debatable decision in the toughest fight of his professional career. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Read Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title FILE PHOTO – Jon Jones, left, and Alex Gustaffson face off during the official weigh-in for their first fight in 2013. The two figure in a rematch set on December 29, 2018. APLAS VEGAS — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will attempt to regain his belt when he returns from suspension Dec. 29 in a rematch with Alex Gustafsson.The UFC announced the main event for its traditional year-ending show in Las Vegas on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Another Health Crisis Looms: ‘More FISTULA’

first_imgThe alarm bells are beginning to ring again of another looming health crisis that might arise as a result of the breakdown of the nation’s healthcare system due the Ebola virus disease.This time it is “more fistula because more pregnant women are giving birth in their communities without the supervision of trained and skilled birth attendants or doctors.”Dr. John K. Mulbah, Lead Surgeon of the Liberia Fistula Project (LFP), who just returned from the 5th conference of the International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons (ISOFS) in Kampala, Uganda, told journalists yesterday that the gains LFP has made in restoring hope for most fistula survivors might be eroded as more pregnant women could come down with the condition as they are giving birth in the community not in a health facility.“Just yesterday I met a renowned doctor from ELWA Hospital who said to me, ‘Doc, just get ready for more fistula.’ He had performed more than 10 surgeries and reported that all the women exhibited leakage of urine and feces either because the women are not coming to the available health centers or most of them are being rejected at the health facilities and hospitals due to fear of Ebola by medical staff.It was evident that the progress made in reducing the backlog of fistula patients would recede as more cases appeared, said Dr. Mulbah, who is a Gynecologist and also a professor at the University of Liberia’s A.M. Dioglotti College of Medicine.Last February he told this newspaper that the LFP team had been able to fix the fistula problems of more than a thousand girls and women from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and La Côte d’Ivoire. He had also disclosed that Liberian women and girls comprised at least 92 percent of fistula cases operated on while three percent were Ivorians and the rest Guineans and Sierra Leoneans.He had cautioned during that interview that it was too early to celebrate the gains that had been made in trying to eradicate fistula from Liberia.In August and September, there were reports everywhere that pregnant women were being rejected at hospitals and health facilities. Reports also said some died in labor because there was no one to attend to them. A well-known incident was of a woman who delivered her babies in the street with the assistance of a few other women who had to quickly create a lappa fence around her. Thankfully, she successfully gave birth to twin boys. The incident occurred a few yards from a renowned hospital in Paynesville.  Also speaking yesterday, Dr. Philderald Pratt, UNFPA-Liberia Fistula Focus Person and Assistant Resident Representative, UNFPA-Liberia, stated that most fistula victims are often shy to come out because the condition is demeaning to their person.Dr. Pratt, who, too, attended the just-ended 5th ISOFS conference in Kampala, said the Ebola epidemic has “arrested all of the progress that has been made in rebuilding our health system, especially for maternal and newborn child health.”He stated that Liberia, being one of the major players trying to eradicate Obstetric Fistula in the world, would likely see more fistula cases after the Ebola crisis.Both Drs. Pratt and Mulbah were given international awards by ISOFS for their outstanding roles in trying to “restore health and dignity to women and girls.” They said the awards were not only theirs but was also for every nurse and the women whose conditions have been fixed through surgery and other components of the LFP programs.About FistulaOne of the most serious injuries of childbearing is obstetric fistula, a hole in the vagina or rectum caused by labor that is prolonged – often for days – without treatment. Usually the baby dies.Because fistula leaves women leaking urine or feces, or both, it typically results in social isolation, depression and deepening poverty. Left untreated, fistula can lead to chronic medical problems. It can be prevented, however.Fistula can cause involuntary passage of urine and feces by its sufferers.  A woman with fistula can feel the urge to urinate or defecate but cannot control or stop the flow. Both are discharged anywhere at any time, leaving the woman very embarrassed and ashamed.Share 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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City Hall to commence clearing of parapets

first_imgThe Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will soon recommence the clearing of city parapets and persons found breaching the bylaws of Council will be charged.This is according to acting Town Clerk Sharon Harry-Munroe. The issue was discussed at Monday’s statutory meeting held at City Hall, Regent Street, Georgetown.She explained that persons have until this month-end to remove derelicts, including old refrigerators, vehicles and even stones from parapets. Currently, the acting Town Clerk pointed out that residents are being informed of the upcoming campaign to have the items removed. This is being done via radio and television programmes, as well as notices in newspapers, she said.“We are giving residents within Georgetown time that they can know what is to be expected so no one will be able to say that due process was not done,” Harry-Munroe stated.She later told Guyana Times in an interview that this campaign has been conducted in the past. However, this specific one is special, in that, residents are being informed before their materials are removed.The acting Town Clerk admitted, “We would have gone out and just do it but on this occasion we are taking a different approach whereby we are notifying our residents that we will have this campaign and persons a part of the bylaw, they are not supposed to be encumbering the parapet which includes having old vehicles, fridges, some persons like to put up stones and things like that”.Reiterating that the Council has been trying to notify these residents of the campaign, she added that the sensitisation process started a while back to give persons a two months period to remove these items.Recognising that a lot of people who live, work, or just conduct business in the City are unaware of its bylaws, Harry-Munroe said that the Council is looking at ways to sensitise persons to ensure they adhere to these regulations.It was explained that the removal of these items will be done at the expense of residents. Furthermore persons found breaching the laws will be punished by the Council. “Persons will be charged…it’s a breach of the bylaws and once you breach the bylaws then, of course, there is a penalty. We will charge them and they would have a removal fee,” the acting Town Clerk warned.The campaign to remove these items, which will begin by month-end, will be done by Constituency. For example, Constituency One will be cleared before the Council moves into Constituency Two.last_img read more

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Agenda 3/12

first_imgSEMINARS WEDNESDAY National Human Resources Association-Ventura County will hold a workshop called “Annual Legal Update,” 7:45 a.m. at Los Robles Greens Events Center, 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 370-8110. SATURDAY Olympia West Mortgage Group is holding a workshop titled “How to Find, Buy and Sell Foreclosure Properties,” 9 a.m. at Real Estate Boot Camp, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Call (323) 653-3000, Ext. 245. EVENTS TODAY The Stargazer Oriental Restaurant & Bar will host a business networking mixer at 5 p.m. at 6501 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. Call (818) 704-6633. 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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Guardiola pledges to protect lone fit striker Aguero

first_imgCity will play at least seven matches across three competitions in January and Guardiola is uncertain that Aguero will be able to start all of them, suggesting that the manager may field other players in a central role to take some pressure off the Argentine.Aguero no longer suffers the hamstring problems that caused him to miss games regularly before Guardiola took over in July 2016 but the City manager is still wary of burn out.“We have other options to play in that position in the squad and of course Sergio is going to play and play, and play, and hopefully can show us his top level that he has,” he said.“Of course we are going to speak every day with him after and before the games about how he feels, because when you have every three or four days some games, you are going to rest.”– Aguero ‘on fire’ –Guardiola, though, believes that City’s all-time leading scorer has improved physically during the past 18 months.“I think we are so happy with what he has done,” he said. “Sergio is on fire in this period. Before we came here he had long periods of injury and in these two years he didn’t suffer that.”“He was banned two or three times but after that he was always good, always fit. So we hope we can handle it until the end because of course we need the strikers’ goals.“Our success this season is not just about strikers but also wingers and attacking midfielders and set-pieces brought us a lot of goals, but of course our striker is our striker.”City, 15 points clear of nearest challengers Manchester United at the top of the Premier League, face Burnley in the FA Cup third round on Saturday before the first leg of their League Cup semi-final against Bristol City on Tuesday.Guardiola has indicated that he would be happy to extend his stay at City beyond 2019, when his contract expires, but would only do so if he felt he had achieved the success to merit that.The City manager gave an indication that he might be thinking about putting down roots in the northwest of England by buying a £2.7 million ($3.6 million) flat in neighbouring Salford in March for himself and his family.However, he has always maintained that he will not make a definitive decision on his future until he enters the final year of his contract next season.“I will be here one more year and after, we will see. It depends on if we win and if I deserve to extend my contract.“I am so happy here. I am so, so happy. If you want to extend the contract at big clubs, you have to win, and if you don’t win, you don’t deserve to continue. That’s why I want to win.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sergio Aguero (L) no longer suffers the hamstring problems that caused him to miss games before Pep Guardiola took over in July 2016, but the manager is still wary of burn out © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Pep Guardiola says he will need to protect Sergio Aguero, Manchester City’s only fit central striker, over the coming weeks as the club fights for trophies on four fronts.Guardiola has tended to rotate Aguero with Gabriel Jesus this season to keep both players fresh, but the Brazilian suffered knee ligament damage during City’s 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on December 31 and is likely to be out of action until mid-February.last_img read more

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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! 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 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club 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 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

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