Submitted by the City of LaceyThe City of Lacey has once again been named as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation — the twenty-third consecutive year the city has received this national recognition.The city is proclaiming the month of April as Arbor Month, and is encouraging residents and businesses to plant and properly care for trees.In honor of Arbor Month, the city will hold its popular annual seedling giveaway on Saturday, April 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out) at Huntamer Park in Woodland Square. Species available this year include Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern Redbud, Flowering Crabapple, Purple Smoke Tree, and Scarlet Oak. The seedlings, up to three feet in height, are limited to one per person, so bring the family!Lacey was one of the first cities in Washington State to earn the Tree City designation. Since initially receiving the honor in the early 1990s, the community has invested more than $3 million on tree planting and care, and distributed nearly 26,000 free tree seedlings to residents. The city also maintains more than 1,200 acres of parkland and open space — comprising one of the largest municipal park systems on South Puget Sound — much of it permanently preserving natural forested areas.For more information, please contact Stephen Kirkman, Lacey Public Affairs, at (360) 456-7788 or email@example.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title It’s almost fitting that the man who chose for his latest international tour of duty was the man whom he played before in a Philippine jersey—the unflappable Yeng Guiao.Santos gave credit to Guiao for selecting him to be part of the national team despite his lengthy career.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 Chriss“I don’t look at my age actually as long as I still have my speed, my jump, and my power,” said Santos in Filpino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena after the team’s practice. “I will be the one to tell myself that I will stop once I feel that I can’t keep up with the younger players.”“And I just want to thank coach Yeng for choosing me and I will always push myself that this won’t be my last selection to the national team and I’ll do my best to help the country.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArwind Santos is one of the oldtimers in Philippine basketball. At 37-years-old, the 2013 PBA MVP is already considered as an elder statesman and he has every right to take it easy.Taking things easy, however, isn’t part of Santos’ work order as he constantly produced stellar seasons throughout the years and he reached another milestone in his envy-worthy career when he got chosen as part of the national team lineup that will go up against Iran in the second round of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cauley-Stein’s putback dunk lifts Kings past Pacers Santos would play in an Iran game that could very well give the Philippines a major chance to advance to the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in China.The top three teams from Groups E and F and the better of the fourth placers will advance to China and the Philippines are currently tied with Japan for the third spot in Group F.Gilas holds a 5-4 record and will tie Iran for the second spot if they win on Monday.Santos, who last donned the Philippine tricolor in 2009, said he’s willing do whatever it takes just to show that he deserves his spot on the team.“I’m part of the national team and this is a privilege for me but it doesn’t end here,” said Santos. “I have to show that I deserve this spot and I have to play against players from the other teams.”ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
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Chief Peter Barlon (R) with Chief Robert Sehnean at the occasion.Says statutory laws not adequate to prosecute cases of alleged witchcraft.The head of the traditional council of chiefs in Nimba County, Paramount Chief Peter Barlon, has described witchcraft activities in the county as “alarming” and getting out of hand. He said it deserves the intervention of the Legislature to enact a law that can prosecute perpetrators and ensure justice for the victims.Speaking to reporters in Nimba on Saturday, October 6, Chief Barlon said there “are several witchcraft cases that have resulted in the deaths of many people in the county and for which the alleged perpetrators go free, because there is no law in the constitution to prosecute.”He said chiefs are not authorized to administer “sassywood,” a trial by ordeal process that was used to administer “traditional laws” in the past. He said magistrates who are using “statutory laws” are not willing to prosecute such cases, because of the difficulty of securing evidence against those accused.“There is a law to prosecute those found to be involved in witchcraft activities, but the magistrate and police are not willing to consider cases of witchcraft whenever a case is taken to them,” he said.He added that presently in Nimba County, there is a group of men said to be involved in “medicine” (witchcraft activities). According to him, they wear amulets said to possess mystical powers and anyone who dares risk having illicit relations with their women could invite a death spell cast by mystical chants.“This new witchcraft activity is alarming. There are two witchcraft activities known as ‘Kparsia and Zoebayoo,’ which are also deadly,” he said. Kparsia and Zoebayoo, according to information, are invoked whenever those who possesses the mystical chanting powers touches a subject’s shoulder with their left hand, the subject immediately falls sick and die within two to three days.Chief Barlon said the people who are involved in the practice otherwise referred to as “medicine” for the wrist, have confessed openly to killing people with such powers, which also includes chanting. “The government continues to say witchcraft activity is not scientific and, therefore, perpetrators cannot undergo punishment as compared to those who kill physically,” he said.“We are calling on the government or our lawmakers to pass a law that deals with cases emanating from witchcraft,” he said.Individuals who confess that they are involved in witchcraft have usually done so openly. Early this year, local authorities in the Zoe Geh Statutory District, arrested several men who were allegedly involved in witchcraft that led to the death of two persons. “Children of young ages have been confessing, pointing to the elderly for initiating them,” the chief said.“Our lives are in danger from these people,” said Clan Chief Patrick Baryou of Fro Clan.“A fellow was arrested with a cow tail, and said that anyone to who he shows the tail will immediately ‘get dry’ (shrink in size) and die,” he said. “They sometimes put something on a chair for their victim to sit on and which can lead to the person’s death.”However, contrary to Chief Barlon’s claim that there is a law that empowers local communities to deal with “sassywood,” or trial by ordeal (TBO), the Daily Observer notes that the administration of “sassywood” was banned in Liberia more than a century ago.The Supreme Court of Liberia first outlawed the practice in 1916 in a case in which a number of individuals, accused of being witches, refused to submit to sassywood (a form of TBO that involves drinking a poisonous brew that often results in death) and the matter was brought before the Supreme Court on appeal. The Court ruled against TBO on the basis that it violated a suspect’s right against self-incrimination (a right protected under the Liberian 1847 Constitution).In an opinion delivered by the Supreme Court in 1916, it said, “While it is provided that the native and district courts shall administer the native customary law, we cannot admit the legality of a proceeding which is evidently intended to extort a confession from the accused, and which is in conflict with the organic law of the state, which declares that ‘no person shall be compelled to give evidence against himself.’ … Any custom, which panders to the superstition of the natives of the country is, in our opinion, contrary to the genius of our institutions and should, therefore, be discouraged.” (Jedah v Horace (1916) 2 LLR 63)In 1940, in an appeal by five individuals convicted by a circuit court of murdering a person suspected of stealing a goat, the Court again upheld the ban; it held that TBO was “unconstitutional and illegal.” (Tenteah v Republic of Liberia (1940) 7 LLR 63).The Court noted: “It would appear that the defendant died as a result of the doing of the appellants of an illegal act; for, defendant having been accused of stealing a goat, no effort was made to ascertain the truthfulness or falsity of the action by any legal evidence, but rather resorted to the illegal and abominable method of trial by ordeal, which this court has repeatedly held to be unconstitutional and therefore illegal.”For clarity, trial by ordeal (sassywood) takes different forms, depending on the circumstances. It may be used on a person suspected of a crime to induce confession; on a suspect or witness to make sure that the person tells the truth (much like testifying under oath); or on a person suspected of being a witch as an interrogation technique or as a cure if he/she has already admitted to being one.The types of TBO carried out in Liberia span a range of acts (including drinking regular water or performing a simple task); painful exercises (for instance, dipping a hand in boiling oil or putting a hot metal object against the skin); and deadly acts (such as consuming dangerous poison).The prevalence of TBO has been attributed to the unwillingness of the executive body to enforce the ban and its active participation in its routine violation. The typical example cited to support this indictment is the fact that the Hinterland Regulations, which permit some forms of TBO to be sanctioned, remain in force in violation of the ban on TBO.Under these Regulations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs routinely licenses “Ordeal Doctors” to carry out TBO. Although forms of TBO that pose danger to life are said to have been banned by the executive body (in other words, the executive body decided to start enforcing an already existing ban partially), a recent United Nations (UN) report showed that Liberian authorities have continued to encourage their use.For example, former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf granted presidential clemency to 14 individuals convicted of murder for a death they caused in the course of a TBO. Its prevalence is also undoubtedly attributed to other factors.One such factor is cultural: it is widely believed that TBO is a fair and quick method for dispensing justice in which both the administrators of the trial and the tools used are deemed to possess divine powers for which there is no substitute.This is particularly true in cases of witchcraft. Another reason why the practice endures despite a long-standing ban is a practical one. Formal institutions of justice are inaccessible in most parts of the country and for most people, TBO is the only available means of resolving a conflict.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Members of the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) took the streets on Thursday to observe a silent protest, in light of the No-Confidence Motion that was disallowed by Mayor Patricia Chase Green earlier this week.Initially, the motion which was filed by former Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan against Town Clerk Royston King, was disallowed by Mayor Chase Green at a statutory meeting held on Monday, although it was scheduled to be discussed.Evidently, this had raised some concerns of members of the MAPM who questioned the ability of the Town Clerk to perform his duties and their disapprovalSome of the protesters holding placards calling for the removal of Mayor Patricia Chase Green and Town Clerk Royston Kingof some of the decisions taken by Mayor Chase Green.As such, the citizens have decided to raise their voices in support of the Duncan’s motion. The protest was an hour long, conducted on Regent Street, opposite City Hall and saw approximately 30 persons holding placards with slogans calling for the removal of the Mayor and Town Clerk.One of the protesters, Alana King stated, “The bottom line is we have no confidence in the Mayor or the Town Clerk. We would like to have the Town Clerk removed from his position.”She later stated that the behaviour displayed at City Hall by the Mayor and the Town Clerk is very disturbing to the citizens and those in attendance. There are cases when decisions taken by King were not consulted with the Council. As such, she believes that there must be accountability and the Mayor should be held responsible, adding “She [the Mayor] is condoning his actions.”“The evidence is before us that the Town Clerk’s actions in the recent months…I’m floored as a citizen by his actions,” King added.While majority of the council has approved of Royston King as the Town Clerk, the MAPM members still believe that King is incapable of performing his said duties and disapprove some of the decisions that were taken by him and Mayor Chase Green.Another member of the MAPM, Don Singh, who also spoke to Guyana Times, stated the duo must be removed because of the mismanagement of monies that the Council obtains and the use of the revenues for personal objectives.“If you were here on Monday, you would’ve seen them [the Councillors] orchestrate the Town Clerk’s defence and was then adapted by the Council within about 10 seconds,” he stated.Singh highlighted that despite the fact that the City Hall building needs to be renovated, $57 million worth of office equipment was purchased for the Town Clerk’s office. Fees for various services are constantly being raised by the Council.“They use Georgetown as their personal piggy-bank. They take what they want. Last week’s budget was passed with 10 Councillors and not even a proper quorum,” he stated.Meanwhile, later that day was the election at City Hall, which they believe was pre-determined and the Mayor will win again. Singh presumed that Lionel Jaikaran, who is in favour of the motion, will not be elected but Akeem Peter will.“We don’t have democracy. Everything is preordained and set-up from the get-go,” he added.As expected, Mayor Chase Green won the elections and Akeem Peter was appointed as the Deputy Mayor. However, they have pledged “to do their best to have her removed” from City Hall.Nevertheless, when asked if the protest will continue, the protesters noted that with the upcoming Local Government Elections in a few months, they will not stop until results are evident calling the leadership at City Hall “an undeniable fracas being unleashed on the poor citizens of Georgetown.”
Today, the bank still has roughly half the $150billion in online deposits in the United States, Bruene said, even though it has not offered the highest rates in recent years. Rate chasing booms Rate chasing really began to take off in January 2005, when the online bank Emigrant Direct came on the scene with a 3 percent savings rate, topping ING Direct, which was offering 2.35 percent at the time. Emigrant Direct was helped by its affiliation with a brick-and-mortar institution in the United States, the Emigrant Savings Bank of New York. But it got a big boost when the personal finance guru Suze Orman endorsed the Emigrant Direct offer on her TV show. In March 2006, Citibank introduced its online brand, Citibank Direct, with a 4.5percent savings interest rate. “Citibank was the first nationally known brand name in the market,” Bruene said. “When it’s Citibank, that gets the attention of every large bank. If they hadn’t been thinking of starting an online brand before, they were then.” Today, there are about two dozen major online-only banking brands in the United States, most of them divisions of regional, national and global banks, Bruene said. All use high rates to attract new customers to whom they can peddle more profitable products such as checking accounts and loans. “When banks choose to lower those high rates to improve their bottom lines, they do it knowing some customers – namely, the rate chasers – will move on.” Making a splash FNBO Direct, the new online unit of First National Bank of Omaha, made a splash on May1 when it introduced a five-month 6percent promotional rate. The offer was timed to start just as the 6percent rate at an online competitor, HSBC Direct, was expiring, the president of First National Bank of Omaha, Rajive Johri, said in an interview. “This is not a rate game we are playing, it’s a long-term plan,” he said. “Like other regional banks, we are on the defense against giant banks coming into our American plains and buying up branches. The Internet has allowed us to go national without opening branches, and this is our effort to position our bank in an industry that will be totally online in 10 to 20 years.” Through September, FNBO Direct attracted 36,000 new accounts with total deposits of $1.5billion, Johri estimated. Eighty percent of those new FNBO Direct account holders came from brick-and-mortar banks, and the average deposit was about $35,000, he said. Several thousand deposits from individuals were $400,000 or more. Three weeks into its 6percent rate, FNBO Direct imposed a $1million limit on new deposits. “We did not want a handful of people using our bank for a short period of time,” Johri said. Elizabeth Warren, a consumer finance specialist and Harvard Law School professor, said many savers were swinging $500,000 or more from one online account to another, some of them undoubtedly over Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. limits. Those over their limits probably believe the federal government will protect them, Warren said. “People remember that during the 1980s savings and loan crisis, it didn’t let depositors who’d exceeded their limits go down.” Warren added: “Although many savers are sophisticated enough to understand the stock market is the place to be long-term, they believe its fundamentals are crazy now and they cannot tolerate the risk. I’m one – my husband and I got out this summer and put our money into CDs.” Even investors with no plans to exit the market are sedately chasing online. Warren Wagner, 66, a retired government bond dealer and seasoned individual investor from Tahoe City, currently has 40percent of his holdings in cash as he waits to resume active trading later this year. For the cash in his portfolio, he bids online for CDs at Zions Direct, a division of Zions Bank of Salt Lake City. “I am getting the highest safe yield I can right now,” he said. Borrowed risk At the other end of the spectrum are chasers using borrowed credit card money, which Warren called “odd risk-taking behavior.” But it makes sense to Ferris, the software engineer who depends on his money management software to be “the biggest rate chaser out there.” He said he has had gains of $9,000 before taxes since he started chasing rates two years ago. Ferris had nearly $100,000 at FNBO Direct for the entire time the 6percent rate was offered, a little more than half borrowed on his credit cards. Knowing the bank would cut its rate when the promotion ended Sept.28, Ferris said he joined other rate chasers at online destinations such as fatwallet.com and bankdealsblog.com to discuss options. Many were considering CDs, previously heresy for pure chasers accustomed to being able to take advantage of competing banks’ rates. Ferris said he hesitated at first when he read an online tip about a seven-month CD offered by the State Employees Credit Union of Maryland, the state’s largest credit union, which was paying what he calculated as an effective 9.36percent annual percentage yield. Then, considering the possibility of another Federal Reserve funds rate cut at the end of October and its effect on online bank rates, he said he raced to join the credit union, known widely as SECU, because he feared other rate chasers would exhaust the deal. He was eligible as a University of Maryland graduate, and he transferred his entire FNBO Direct principal to SECU. “Why put your money in the market when you can have a 9.36 percent sure thing?” Ferris asked. “In seven months, it’ll be time to chase rates again, and who knows where they’ll be by then.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They’re a latter-day version of day traders. Rate chasers, they call themselves: savers who hunt for the best interest rates at banks and credit unions and quickly move their cash from one account to another. Their forebears took the risky path of rapidly buying and selling stocks in the hope of locking in quick profits, but often suffered deep losses instead. The rate chasers, by contrast, consider themselves safety-conscious – even the most extreme among them who are playing with money borrowed from credit cards – because they are keeping their money in accounts that are federally insured. “The millionaires have stocks and bonds, and they’re chasing with their safety money,” said Nick Ferris, a 24-year-old software engineer from Rockville, Md., who readily acknowledges that he is one of the more aggressive rate chasers, having borrowed money at 0percent introductory rates from six credit cards. “We poorer people who don’t want to go bankrupt if the stock market crashes are more inclined to go rate chasing with all of our money because all of it is our safety money.” Rate chasers used to be retirees on fixed incomes who scoured the newspaper to find tiny bumps in rates. “It meant the difference between eating out or not,” said Jim Bruene, editor of an industry newsletter, Online Banking Report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The current rate chasers are of all ages and means, although no one tracks their numbers and demographics. The stock market volatility this summer along with offers of 6percent interest on liquid insured savings only served to underscore the rate chasers’ conviction. Like their day-trading predecessors, rate chasers are all online. “Rate chasing has never been easier than in the last two years because of the Internet and personal finance sites like Bankrate.com that have aggregated listings of providers chomping at the bit to get your business with the highest rates,” said Edward Woods, a senior analyst at Celent, a financial services research and consulting firm based in Boston. “There’s a big disparity between letting money languish in a low-yielding account at your typical brick-and-mortar bank where the average passbook savings account is less than 1 percent and the high-yield accounts, where they top 5 percent,” said Greg McBride, a senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com. But, he added, “Whether it makes sense to chase every little change in rates depends on how much money you have to play with.” The roots of online rate chasing go back to 1996, when NetBank, the first significant Internet-only operation, offered savings rates that were higher than any offered by a brick-and-mortar passbook account, so long as savers were willing to open an account at a bank with no physical branches. (The bank was shut last month by federal regulators after it ran aground with lending problems.) Then, in September 2000, ING Direct, an online division of the Dutch banking giant ING Group, offered a 6.5percent savings rate at a time when passbook accounts in the United States were averaging 1.66percent, according to Bankrate.com. Although there were smaller online banks offering the same rate or a little more, ING Direct had the resources to pay for a huge national advertising campaign featuring a distinctive orange ball. And while ING Direct lacked the physical branches owned by its Dutch parent in Europe and India, it soon opened a Manhattan cafe where customers could sip coffee and log on to their accounts.
PSG sporting director Antero Henrique is in London this week, reportedly to discuss a move the French champions are plotting for Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.France Football claim the Ligue 1 kings have sent their man to the English capital after hearing that Kante would be “interested” in a potential Paris switch. Kante is rumoured to be valued at £88m However, it appears his final decision will only be made once the Blues’ managerial situation is clarified.The two-time Premier League winner has been Chelsea’s star man for the past two seasons, even during tougher patches in the 2017/18 campaign.Kante still has three years remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge and so would require a mega money move, rumoured to be in the region of £88m, if he were to leave this summer.Speaking at a France press conference at the end of March, Kante revealed: “I haven’t been particularly approached by clubs. It’s my agent who looks after that kind of thing.“At the moment, I’m a Chelsea player and I don’t worry about what’s going on around me.“I’m preparing for the World Cup – that’s all I have on my mind.” 1
What are the managers saying?Slavisa Jokanovic (Fulham): “We are working daily to improve ourselves and find the best formation, sometimes it depends on us and sometimes on the opposite team and I am always open to different ways to play football and for different shape.“Arsenal changed the coach after many years, after two really hard games against top teams they find stability and they are team in most form in the Premier League. They’re a big club and a good team and we don’t need extra motivation, but for another side we need to be motivated for our opportunity to play against this team and to find better level after a few games in the Premier League.“We will be ready and motivated for the battle.”Unai Emery (Arsenal): “For us each match is very important for players to show us and for them to take responsibility and to take confidence. I am very happy how the players are responding on the pitch. Iwobi and the other players the same.“Then, when the match arrives on Sunday in Fulham, for us it is very important. We are going to find and decide the best first XI to continue this way against a very good team like Fulham.” silverware Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Latest Premier League News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 Things are looking up for Arsenal fans right now ahead of their trip to Fulham in the Premier League.The Gunners’ midweek Europa League win over Qarabag was their eighth in a row across all competitions as they build up a head of steam under their Unai Emery. REVEALED REVEALED no dice Their opponents on Sunday, Fulham, though are struggling to maintain any kind of form as their style over substance approach stutters in the English top-flight.Manager Slavisa Jokanovic has built a decent squad capable of playing an excellent passing game but it seems far too easy to pick them apart at the back.Their boss has already admitted the threat of relegation is on the horizon but can they pull off a surprise win on Sunday against Arsenal? Cyrus Christie is back in the side in place of Timothy Fosu-Mensah Team newsFulham are without Joe Bryan (hamstring), Neeskens Kebano (ankle) and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (shoulder), while Tom Cairney also misses out. They make two changes to the team beaten 3-0 at Everton last time out.Mesut Ozil misses out for Arsenal due to a back problem, while Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Aaron Ramsey are on the bench. Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan start.Confirmed XIsFulham: Betinelli; Christie, Odoi, Ream, Le Marchand; Seri, Anguissa, Vietto; Schurrle, R Sessegnon; Mitrovic. Subs: McDonald, Johansen, Ayite, Sergio Rico, Mawson, Steven Sessegnon, Kamara.Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Welbeck; Lacazette. Subs: Martinez, Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Aubameyang.Current Premier League table gameday cracker 3 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining Arsenal players celebrate during their Europa League victory over Qarabag. deals REAL DEAL Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense
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! THURSDAY THANKSGIVING FRIDAY Fun After Forty ballroom dance group will not meet due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 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. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers weekly demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY 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 meet, 5:30 p.m. at Foxy’s Southwestern Restaurant, 46643 60th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations by Friday. 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 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. 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 (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. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. 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 the 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 will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. 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 meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a games snack night, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 (661) 946-5222. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilsona School District board room, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. 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. 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. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org.
Improving on-court communication has been an area of focus for the Bulldogs during practices this summer. Watch the above video to hear head coach Ray Giacoletti, junior Reed Timmer and redshirt sophomore Casey Schlatter talk about how improved communication will help not only execution, but the team’s ability to minimize mistakes. Print Friendly Version