Wins for Wolmer’s, St George’s

first_imgLed by a superb Andrew Daley brace, Wolmer’s Boys cruised to the top of Group K in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup second round yesterday with an easy 3-0 win over St Catherine High at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. The game was the second match of a double-header. In the day’s opener, St George’s College came from behind to clip Haile Selassie 2-1. Coach Vassell Reynolds of Wolmer’s wants more goals from his team. “Overall, I am pretty satisfied, but there is some work to be done. I still think that even though we are scoring at an average of two goals per game, I still feel that we need to be a little bit more clinical,” he said. “We are creating the goalscoring opportunities and need to put more away as it’s going to be important going forward,” he added. Alphanso Gooden was also on target for Wolmer’s yesterday. FIRST-HALF STRIKE Meanwhile, Haile Selassie’s Akeem Grandison put them in the lead with a first-half strike in the opening game, but Alex Marshall levelled for St George’s before Akiki Jackson scored the winner. St George’s assistant coach, Marcel Gayle said Haile Selassie pushed them all the way. “In the first half, Selassie started better than us. They held their own and we came back in the second half and won the game,” he told The Gleaner. “Mentally we were up for the game. Physically, we dug deep and found the performance to carry us over the line,” Gayle added.last_img read more

Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Tiger Woods made it back from his fourth surgery in time for the Presidents Cup.Just not to play.Not even Woods knows when or even if he can return. He even acknowledged Wednesday a scenario that he doesn’t return to competition because he’s at a stage where he’s only hitting 60-yard shots.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img NBA: LeBron relieved that Cavs snagged Wade away from other contenders Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up This was all about driving a cart as an assistant captain at Liberty National.Woods is back on a golf course for the first time since the Dubai Desert Classic, where he shot 77 in the first round and withdrew the next day citing back spasms. He had fusion surgery on his back in April, and he had reason to wonder if he would be able to join the U.S. team in this capacity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe said in his blog May 24 that surgery brought instant nerve relief. Five days later, however, he was arrested on a DUI charge when Florida police found him asleep behind the wheel of a running car that was parked awkwardly on the side of the road with a blinker flashing.Woods said he had an unexpected reaction to pain medication. Three weeks later, he entered a treatment center. He also was an assistant captain at the Ryder Cup last fall, and even though he doesn’t have a club in his hand or a putt on the line, they are big weeks. Having not played a full schedule since 2015, removed from the game, opportunities to spend time with an American team is not anything he would want to miss.“There were times when … I didn’t know if I was going to be able to be here because I couldn’t ride in a cart,” Woods said Wednesday. “The bouncing just hurt too much. Driving a car still hurt. So that’s all gone now, which is fantastic. And yeah, there were some intrepid times — not just for this golf tournament, but for life going forward.”Woods looks as fit as ever. He said in another blog he posted last week that he was working out six days a week, alternating among a treadmill, his bike, swimming and lifting weights twice a day. He is hitting wedges up to 60 yards, but that’s as far as he said his doctors will allow him to go.He was asked if he could see a scenario where he would not return to competition and Woods replied, “Yeah, definitely. I don’t know what my future holds for me. As I’ve told you guys, I’m hitting 60-yard shots.”“I’ve been out of the game for a while,” Woods said. “First things first: Get my health organized. Make sure the pain goes away. Then, basically, just as I said, just keeping waiting for what my surgeon says.I’m still training. I’m getting stronger. But I certainly don’t have my golf muscles trained because obviously I’m not doing anything golf-related.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Woods went 4-1-0 at the Presidents Cup in 2013, his last team competition. Except for the odd occasion when PGA champion Justin Thomas or Rickie Fowler comes over to his house in south Florida to chip in his backyard practice facility, he’s not around the players in this environment.Woods said he was “very optimistic” about getting back into the fray. He’s also as uncertain as ever.“Like I said, the pain’s gone, but I don’t know what my golfing body is going to be like, because I haven’t hit a golf shot yet,” he said.He said in his May blog that he “unequivocally” wants to play professional golf again, and he said again Wednesday that he was in no hurry to get back from a fourth back surgery, which followed four surgeries on his left knee.Woods was asked if could be the best in golf again if he returned to 100 percent health. That made Woods smile, only because he doesn’t know what 100 percent means anymore with all his injuries. The next question was if he could return to the health he had in his 20s, and Woods did all he could to keep from laughing.“Is anybody in here who is in their 40s ever going to feel like they did in their 20s?” he said.“Seriously?”He turns 42 at the end of the year. His role at the Presidents Cup is assisting U.S. captain SteveStricker, encouraging players who were not even in kindergarten when Woods won the first of his 14 majors.And he’s loving every minute of it.So are the players, and the fans. Woods still remains the top draw when it comes to autographs at Liberty National. It’s a rare sighting these days on a golf course.“The younger player on both sides, he was our dominant player, the face of the PGA Tour, and they grew up idolizing him,” Jim Furyk said. “Having him here in the team room and here with those guys is invaluable. “It’s a two-way street. It’s great for Tiger. As much as he’s been injured, it’s probably wonderful for him to be out here.”last_img read more

Eugene Togba Secures Lone Victory for Garmordeh FC

first_imgSoccer lovers last Saturday were entertained to an afternoon three 3rd division youth football games at the D. Twe sports pitch in Monrovia.The last game was between Garmordeh FC and Jr. Pros. Both teams played, missing goals until the 72nd minute.It was when Garmordeh FC’s hard running player Eugene Togba ensured that victory was certain over Junior Pros. It was during an attack and Togba kick a high one that was surprisingly misjudged by the opposing goalkeeper, for the ball to bounce over him and entered the gapping net.Both teams had settled to a 0-0 draw in the first half and Garmordeh FC’s coach made a couple of substitutions.Many fans had anticipated a win for Garmordeh FC since they had started the game with vim, missing a goal attempt in the first minute.As the game moved into the last quarter, Garmordeh FC increased their attacks and it was just against the run of play that winner Eugene Tokpa took a chance that earned his side the much needed victory.His friends ran to him and congratulated him for a clever kick that was misjudged by the goalkeeper.Earlier in the first game Island Pro and FC Khala played to a 0-0 draw and Wilson Pro made light work of Tweh Farm Pro, beating them 2-0.The third division league continues this coming weekend at the same venue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mother to stand trial in infant’s death

first_imgSAN FERNANDO – A 23-year-old Newhall woman accused of murdering her newborn said she was angry at the baby after her boyfriend left her, a sheriff’s detective testified Tuesday. The testimony came in a preliminary hearing for Jacquelin Linaras, who on Tuesday was ordered to stand trial in the death of the infant girl. Judge Cynthia Ulfig set a March 20 arraignment in San Fernando Superior Court for Linaras, who is charged with murder and assault. Sheriff’s detective Margarita Barron interviewed Linaras a couple of weeks after the infant was found May 2, 2006, in a trash bin at a Newhall mobile home park. Linaras’ boyfriend left her after she revealed her pregnancy, and Linaras blamed the baby for that, Barron said. In her interview with detectives, Linaras said that she gave birth in the bathroom and left the baby lying there for a half-hour as she cleaned the floor, Barron said. Linaras said she wrapped the baby in a green towel, placed her in plastic bags and threw her in a trash bin, and that she did this alone, Barron said. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “She felt a lot of hatred and rage toward this child,” Barron said. Barron also said that when Linaras was shown a picture of the dead baby, she showed no reaction other than saying she recognized a towel the baby was found with. Dr. Yukay Wang, a deputy medical examiner for the coroner’s office, testified that the autopsy he conducted showed the baby girl died of head trauma. He conceded that other factors could have contributed to the baby’s death, including suffocation. The baby was found inside several plastic bags. A man renting a room in the same mobile home as Linaras, at the Polynesian mobile home park, told investigators he noticed Linaras had been pregnant, Barron said. “He asked her about it, she denied being pregnant and said she didn’t want any more kids as she already had twins,” Barron said. last_img read more

Fans erupt in Harry Kane heartland after World Cup penalty drama

first_imgKane set England on their way with a penalty in the 57th-minute in Moscow and it looked like that would be enough to book a quarter-final match against Sweden.But Colombia’s giant defender Yerry Mina scored with a last-gasp header to take the match into extra time.Neither side could break the deadlock in the extra 30 minutes and the game went to penalties. Kane was successful again but England wobbled before Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier blasted home to spark scenes of delight in the Russian capital and in London.At the Bricklayers, a pub deep in Tottenham territory, where England captain Kane also plies his trade, the floor was slick with spilt beer after the final whistle as fans went crazy, with one removing his shirt to a chorus of “Football’s Coming Home”.England fans in London react as they watch their team take on Colombia in the World Cup last 16 © AFP / Tolga AKMEN“Being an England supporter, I was a bit nervous because we’ve never been any good at penalties,” pub worker Garry Brookes told AFP as he charged out into the beer garden during the post-match chaos.“But with Kane at the head of the side — he’s the main man.”Around 100 supporters had crammed inside the dark bar — with windows covered by flags and scarves — on a humid evening.Earlier, at kickoff, there was an air of palpable tension in the pub, populated overwhelmingly by men, with just a solitary cheer from a drinker as the pre-game national anthem concluded.But as the match turned feisty, with eight yellow cards handed out — including six for the Colombians– the crowd came to life — jeering the South American side’s antics but excusing England’s misdemeanours.As tensions rose, an apparent headbutt from Colombia midfielder Wilmar Barrios on Jordan Henderson led to one call for him to “hang”.England fans in London celebrate after their side beat Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup © AFP / Tolga AKMENAs England were forced into extra time one workman, still wearing his hi-visibility jacket, said he was “heartbroken” at the prospect of losing.“I won’t be back at work tomorrow”, he said.But after the match — and England’s victory — fans could afford to be more philosophical about the play-acting of the Colombians.“As far as I know it’s part of football — that’s how I see it,” said Munir Ibrham as he relaxed at the bar in the post-match haze.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England fans in London celebrate their side’s World Cup victory against Colombia on penalties © AFP / Tolga AKMENLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 4 – Fans packed into sweaty pubs in the heart of Harry Kane territory in north London celebrated England’s dramatic 4-3 win against Colombia on penalties after a rollercoaster night.As the British capital swelters in a heatwave, supporters swung from ecstasy to despair and back again, scarcely believing their side had overcome their debilitating spot-kick hoodoo.last_img read more

5 gang-fighting bills to be signed by Arnold

first_imgThe state budget also included $9.5 million in grants for cities with gang problems as well as nonprofit organizations that deal with youth and gang issues. The grant program allocates $1 million specifically to Los Angeles. The bills the governor intends to sign today include: AB 1381, by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, creates a statewide Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy to evaluate anti-gang strategies and increase coordination among different local law enforcement agencies. AB 1300, by Assemblyman Curren Price, D-Inglewood, creates new education programs for juvenile offenders. SB 594, by Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, provides more funding and expanded powers to the state’s witness protection and relocation program. AB 1291, Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, allows courts to order parents of first-time youthful offenders to attend anti-gang parenting classes. AB 1013, Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, D-Burbank, allows prosecutors in four cities, including Los Angeles, to file eviction proceedings against a person who commits certain weapons offenses. The new efforts are coming as some areas of the state are reporting an increase in gang violence. In the San Fernando Valley, for example, gang crime is up about 6 percent this year, and spiked 44 percent last year. The latest statewide statistics are not available yet, but Seave said, “Certainly it seems that this has been a really bad year. “Everyone calls Los Angeles the gang capital of California and the United States, and maybe the world,” Seave added. “Unfortunately, that’s true. But we’re seeing a lot more gang activity and gang violence all around the state. So the impression is it’s getting worse.” harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger intends to sign five anti-gang bills today designed to boost law enforcement and educational tools to fight a surge in gang violence in California. The bills include new tools for prosecutors – including the ability to evict people convicted of weapons offenses – and educational aspects such as required classes for parents of juveniles convicted of gang-related crimes. The governor has scheduled a bill-signing event today in San Bernardino with District Attorney Michael Ramos. Schwarzenegger has backed several new anti-gang efforts this year, including additional funding in his budget and the hiring of former U.S. Attorney Paul Seave to fill the newly created post of director of gang and youth violence policy. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.He also has appointed a 10-member gang advisory committee. Some Democrats in the past have criticized Schwarzenegger for an approach that they say has not focused enough on education and prevention. But Seave said the governor believes in a multipronged approach, and the bills he is signing today reflect that. “These five bills focus on the suppression and the intervention aspects,” Seave said. “There’s no one right way to go about it. You’ve got to use all approaches.” Earlier this year, Schwarzenegger announced an anti-gang package called CalGRIP that includes elements such as rotating deployments of California Highway Patrol officers to gang-infested areas, new education and intervention programs, and requirements for paroled gang members to wear monitoring bracelets. last_img read more

DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY PREPARES FOR SUMMER FESTIVAL

first_imgBruckless/Killaghtee/Dunkineely notes 29.06.15Rev John and Vanessa Purdy have left DonegalLast Saturday’s ‘Farewell Funday’ for the Purdys was thronged by young and old from the local community. The very large crowd that attended was a measure of the esteem in which this popular couple were held. John’s work with his own congregation, the cross-community ‘Dunkineely Community Ltd’ and with ‘Ardara Sheltered Housing’, endeared him to everyone who knew or had met him.It has been said that, ‘behind every successful man there is a great woman’; and Vanessa was that great wee woman!We wish them every happiness and fulfilment in their new posting. They will be sadly missed. Rev Des DavisDunkineely and Ardara Methodist congregations welcome Rev Des Davis to Southwest Donegal. When asked, this is the description he gave of himself. “I am a Co Wicklow man from a little village called Kilcoole. I have worked as a gardener, a shop assistant in a hardware store and working with people with special needs (not sure if that is the correct term now), for just over 10 years. For five years before going to college I worked as a lay pastor in Youghal Methodist Church. I am a lover of nature, I love walking by the sea and being up the hills.” If he loves the sea and the hills, then I think, he will feel very much at home here!Dunkineely FestivalDunkineely will be having a festival on the first weekend of August. Anybody willing to help, please contact Dunkineely Community Ltd office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678. Thank you. Bruckless Boat ClubBruckless Boat Club will be holding a coffee morning and cake sale on Sunday July 5th after service in the community centre Bruckless.The club is newly reformed this year and we have had a great response from the community. All new members welcome; young and old! There will be a draw on the day with two great prises for families.Dyslexia Specific Training for TeachersSliabh a ‘Liag Dyslexia Workshop are organising Dyslexia Specific Training for Teachers. This training course is scheduled for July 21st, 22nd & 23rd in An Fiontarlann, Ballymoon, Kilcar, will be delivered by The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) with certification awarded upon successful completion.Calling All Gardeners, From the ‘Five Points’ to ‘Inver Bridge’! Due to this year’s poor spring, many gardens are away behind where they were this time last year. Consequently, we have had several requests to delay the competition judging date of ‘Dunkineely in Bloom’ by a few weeks. Judging will now take place on Sunday the 26th July. We will be taking entries up to Friday 17th July.The Competition Categories will include:• Best town garden• Best country garden• Best container display• Best business (including bars)Entry forms are available from the Dunkineely Community Limited (DCL) office and in local shops.Bus Tour Day ExcursionConneely Travel and JIW Tours have organised a one day excursion to Inishowen and Doagh Isle Famine Village on Saturday 4th July. This is a fun, social bus tour outing, with some gentle strolls and a guided tour along the way. The tour will include an outdoor lunch, a3 course meal in the Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana, and a mystery stop for music and dancing on the way home. For further info, cost and bookings ring Keith on 087-9213200.Depart Tara Hotel Killybegs 9:00am. Depart Dunkineely 9:10am. Depart Mountcharles 9:20am and Depart Donegal Town 9:30am.Courses Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are planning a six week course in either Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful e.g. furniture) or a Follow-on Interior Design Course with Sile Kelly (the most popular of these two would run).If you are interested in any of these, please contact the DCL office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678 as soon as possible. Courses will run subject to application for ETB part funding on the Community Education Support Programme.ETB Adult Education ServicesThe following courses for adults may be commencing in Donegal Town in the near future.• European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Monday & Tuesday 9.45am to 1.45pm• QQI (FETAC) Level 4 Major Award in Information and Communications Skills. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.45am to 1.45pm• QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies. Thursday & Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and alternate Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm. (limited places available).• QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education. Monday & Tuesday 9.30am to 1.45pm and alternate Wednesday 9.45am to 1.45pm. (limited places available).The courses are part-time and are free of charge to any adult with less than upper second level education / have a social welfare payment / have a medical card. Courses are accredited by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) and do not affect existing social welfare entitlements. For further information and an application form contact: 074 9725520 or email: siobhancoughlan@donegaletb.ieLocal RepresentativeCllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm. Mobile: (087)2062336 Email: niamhkennedy@donegalcoco.ieCeol agus CraicTraditional music session each Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Recovery from Emotional DistressG.R.O.W. – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.DCL OfficePlease feel free to pop into the office any morning Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 and chat with Michael, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).Going on a Sun Holiday?Print you Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.Researching a Family Tree?DCL has a copy of the adjoining Methodist Church index of Births & Marriages 1860 -1899 (Ardara and Dunkineely). Also the Burials Register for the same congregations from 1950 to 2007.LibraryDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a small library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Borrowing 20c per book.DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY PREPARES FOR SUMMER FESTIVAL was last modified: June 29th, 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:donegalDunkineely Festivallast_img read more

Halloween Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Fall Festival will feature carnival games, a magic show, a silent auction, food, an obstacle course and a costume parade, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (661) 294-1242. Molar Manor, a haunted-house fundraiser, will feature entertainment and an “evil clown carnival,” 5-10 p.m. Saturday in the Valencia Industrial Center at 27820 Fremont Court, Unit 1, Valencia. Cost: $5 for spectator pass, $10 for general admission and $20 for a fast pass. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Dental Health Foundation, the Children’s Liver Association for Support Services and Community and Law Enforcement Aware Response. Call (661) 259-6142. Halloween program will feature stories, a short movie, a craft and treats, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Wear your costume and get a treat. Call (661) 259-0750. Golftoberfest will feature golf played at night with glowing golf balls, a dinner of bratwurst, sausages and sauerkraut served with Octoberfest beer and an auction, all to benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, 5-11 p.m. Oct. 28 at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 Trevino Drive, Valencia. Call Sara Hagen at (661) 678-5116. Monster Mash Dance will feature dancing to the music of Jimmy Sax and Flat Broke, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Costumes are encouraged. Cost: $5. Call (661) 259-9444. “Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Lombardi Ranch will offer thousands of pumpkins to choose from, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and Scarecrow Alley, Saturdays and Sundays in October at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, with a small fee for certain activities. Call (661) 296-8697. Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October and Oct. 31 at Six Flag California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Admission: $49.99. Parking: $10. Call (661) 255-4111. Halloween Costume Contest & Dance, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Suburbia, 26846 Oak Ave., Canyon Country. Cost: $10. Visit www.hlproductions.com. Santa Clarita Valley Business Group Fall Fest Expo will feature a pancake breakfast, business booths, a bounce house and more all with the theme “Trick or Treat,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29 at Creative Years Nursery School, 21710 Golden Triangle Road, Santa Clarita. Call Katri Tyni at (661) 254-0718 Or Kym Cappi at (661) 251-5929. Spooky Family Crafting event will feature Halloween stamping on cookies, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, No. B, Valencia. Cost: $15 for one adult and one child; $2 for each additional cookie and $5 for each additional child. Call (661) 295-8490 or visit www.timelessmems.com. Halloween Party for kids, 5-7 p.m. and for adults 21 and over, 8 p.m.-close Oct. 29 at The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $5. Proceeds will benefit the Yes I Can program at Golden Valley High School. Call (661) 755-4813. Parents Without Partners Halloween party, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the home of club President Melda Somers, 23939 Windward Lane, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Haunted Jailhouse & Halloween Carnival will feature department displays, game booths, a costume contest and hauntingly fun jail cells, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. A $1 donation is requested. Call (661) 255-1121. Harvest Party will feature games, food and candy with the theme “Hail to Our Heroes,” 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at New Life Assembly of God Church, 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2770. To submit an event to the Daily News Halloween Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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

Around Whittier

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Andrew Lam, syndicated journalist and commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” will speak about his newly published book, “Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora,” at 6:45 p.m. today at the Montebello Public Library,1550 W. Beverly Blvd.The event is free and open to the public.For more information, call (323) 722-6551. Library internship program beginning SANTA FE SPRINGS – AmeriCorps internships in Literacy Services at Santa Fe Springs Library are now available.Full-time and part-time positions are now open to work with library staff in its adult and child literacy programs. Applications are available at the library, 11700 Telegraph Road. They are due by Wednesday.For more information, call (562) 868-7738, Ext. 7819. Send holiday wish lists to Santa Claus PICO RIVERA – Children’s wish lists for Santa Claus can be dropped off in the holiday mailbox in the Pico Park lobby from now until Dec. 16.Letters, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope, can also be mailed to: City of Pico Rivera, North Pole, c/o Pico Park Community Center, P.O. Box 1016, Pico Rivera, CA 90660.For more information, call (562) 801-4470. Whittier offers trip to Rose Parade WHITTIER – Tickets are available for the city’s annual trip to the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 2, on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be purchased for $90 at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave.For more information, call (562) 464-3430. Museum seeking youth volunteers LA HABRA – Volunteer positions are available for 14- to 21-year-olds at the Children’s Museum in La Habra, 301 S. Euclid St., beginning Dec. 20.Those selected will be eligible to receive a $100 incentive card. Volunteers will be needed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.For more information, call (562) 905-7076. Potluck observes World AIDS Day WHITTIER – The Whittier Rio Hondo AIDS Project will recognize the 12th annual World AIDS Day, Keep the Promise, with a vigil at 6 p.m., a service at 7 p.m. and a potluck at 8 p.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan MCC, 11931 Washington Blvd.For more information, call (562) 696-6213. Beneficiaries sought for awards SANTA FE SPRINGS – Soroptimist International of Santa Fe Springs is seeking women to apply for the Women’s Opportunity awards.Applicants should be women with primary financial responsibility for themselves and dependents. They should be attending an undergraduate degree or vocational skills program and have financial needs.Applications are available at the Santa Fe Springs City Library. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.For more information, call (562) 665-8956. From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 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

RELAY FOR LIFE’S DONEGAL CANCER CONFERENCE A HUGE SUCCESS

first_imgSome of the crowd at the Relay for Life cancer conference.The Relay for Life Donegal 2014 committee, in association with The Irish Cancer Society, held an inaugural cancer conference on Saturday the 5th April 2014 at the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.MC Charlie Collins got proceedings under way by emphasising the great success of Relay for Life in Donegal and stating that cancer doesn’t discriminate.Robert O Connor, Chairperson of Relay for Life Donegal 2014, addressed all who had attended and highlighted that, “the conference is for you”. Robert outlined how delighted he was to welcome everyone and he took the opportunity to thank Relay for Life Donegal’s patron (i.e.) Mr Daniel O Donnell.A video message from Daniel was viewed and Robert took the opportunity to “thank Daniel for his commitment and support”.The patient experience was delivered by Bernie Gallagher, Conal Gallen and the survivors’ choir. Bernie Gallagher shared her personal experiences; why do I relay? According to Bernie, “you must stand up and fight, believe you can do it!”According to Conal Gallen, “we should talk about cancer more. I didn’t know how to deal with cancer. I deal with problems through humour”. Conal also stated how he “felt lucky to survive cancer”. The survivors’ choir gave a beautiful rendition of alleluia.One of the many experts who delivered presentations at the conference included Ursula Bates, Head of Psychology, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Ursula delivered a presentation on the psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis. According to Ursula, “it is a cause for celebration that more people than ever are surviving after a diagnosis but we know the impact of cancer doesn’t suddenly stop when treatment is over”. Ursula reiterated that stress cannot be blamed as the cause for cancer; environmental, lifestyle and generic factors must also be considered.According to Siobhan Diver, Marketing Manager of Relay for Life Donegal 2014, “the event exceeded all expectations. The committee were delighted with how smoothly the event ran and of how much benefit and enjoyment attendees had stated they had obtained from attending”.The Relay for Life Donegal 2014 committee would like to take this opportunity to thank those who attended the conference, the guest speakers, the exhibitors and to everyone who facilitated in any way to making the conference the tremendous success that it was.The committee would also like to take this opportunity to highlight that if anyone is interested in entering a team for the Relay for Life Donegal event on the 31/5/14 – 1/6/14, they should contact Nicola on 086 8880399 or alternatively email relayforlifedonegalapplications@yahoo.com RELAY FOR LIFE’S DONEGAL CANCER CONFERENCE A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:conferencedonegalRelay for Lifelast_img read more