Ellen Backs MOE Test

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has backed the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) decision to administer a standardized test for public school teachers on their qualifications and abilities, and has warned that teachers who refused to take the test may lose their job.Speaking yesterday in Marshall, Margibi County, at the Kpakparkon Public School, President Sirleaf, told the school’s Vice Principal for Administration, Meshes Goah, after he admitted he had not taken the test that “Teachers that will not take the test will be out of job.” She said that public school teachers who trust themselves should take the test and prove that they are qualified to teach. President Sirleaf said teachers who make a pass will be better placed to have all of the benefits that come with the exercise. “If you trust yourself you should take the test and prove that you are qualified,” she said. Among his measures to reform the education system, Education Minister George Werner wants all teachers in the country to take test, which would enable MOE to know their qualifications.The MOE test and the ministry’s plan to outsource the country’s educational system through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative are two unpopular reform policies that have been initiated by Minister Werner.The MOE test, since its pronouncement, has sparked confusion between teachers and the ministry, with teachers threatening to institute a nationwide strike action should the MOE continue with the exercise.Under the banner of the National Teachers’ Association of Liberia (NTAL), the teachers have meanwhile called on the government to stop the MOE from administering the test, and also put a halt to the implementation of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) activities until parties concerned can hold a nationwide consultative meeting. “The NTAL representatives to the National Executive Council are opposed to the administering of tests to teachers and education workers, as we know that the test is a part of the process of the PPP scheme,” the teachers said in a statement early this week.Amid the MOE’s test saga, the president of the NTAL, Rev. Ellen G. Varfley, has been impeached by members of the National Representative Council (NRC), a subsidiary of the NTAL. This action, which many have termed as politically driven, took place on Monday, April 11.Members of the council have, however, mandated Rev. Varfley to turn over all NTAL properties in her possession to the secretariat through the office of the secretary-general.Rev. Varfley, however, reacted swiftly, telling the Daily Observer in a mobile phone interview that she remains NTAL’s legitimate president, adding, “So, nothing is going to worry me, because we have a constitution that governs the association.”In a related development, the Kparkparkon Public School, an elementary school, was last Sunday burglarized by some unknown persons who took away several instructional materials, including books, and chalks. The panel doors to all of the classrooms were also taken away by the burglars.VP Goah is, meanwhile, appealing to the public to help the school as the administration and the kids have been left frustrated by this unwarranted act.President Sirleaf yesterday toured several road projects currently ongoing in Margibi and Montserrado Counties. Some of the projects included the A. B. Tolbert Road, the extension of the pavement of the Marshall Road, Police Academy Road and the Somalia Drive project. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Committee makes new changes to Civil Procedure Rules

first_img…changes include reforms to process for enforcing judgementsThe Civil Procedure Rules that were implemented in 2016 to simplify the conduct of civil matters in the court system have received a further update, courtesy of the Civil Rules Committee.he High CourtThe Committee has made changes to part 43 (Enforcement of judgements) and to part 53 (Stop notices and charging orders) of the Civil Procedures Rules, in alterations it has cited as the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules of 2019.One of the first changes is to the process for persons complying with court judgements that direct them to pay money or transfer property to the successful applicant. According to Section 43.03 of the amendments, “it is not necessary to make any demand for the money or property, but the person so directed must obey the judgement or order upon being duly served with it without demand.”The new rules also set out that when someone has won a judgement in the court upon certain conditions and they do not comply with these conditions, they are considered to have waived their judgement.It states that “any other person interested in the matter may on breach or non-performance of the condition take either those proceedings as the judgement or order may in the case warrant, or those proceedings as might have been taken if no such judgement or order had been made, unless the court otherwise directs.”Part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules speaks to application for writ of possession, in cases where court marshals acting on court orders take possession of specified land or property. Part 43.06 of the amendments states that a judgement for the recovery of, or delivery of possession of land can be enforced by this writ.Part 43.05 meanwhile states that a judgement for the recovery of money may be enforced by writs of seizure and sale of both moveable and immovable property, as well as garnishment orders or an order charging interest in cases where money is held in shares of a company.The Civil Procedure Rules state that in cases where “a person fails to do an act (other than the payment of money) or fails to abstain from doing an act as required by an order, a person may make an application for a Writ of Sequestration (Form 47) against all or part of the person’s real or personal property, which application may be made without notice and in writing.”It defines a Writ of Sequestration as an order providing the marshal with the authority to take possession of property of someone who the court has ruled against and who has to pay money. It also empowers them to collect and hold any income from the property until the person complies with the order. In Part 43.09, it further states that judgements for paying money into the court may be enforced by the Writ of Sequestration or by attachment where it is authorised.The new Civil Procedure Rules are intended to bring Guyana in line with similar rules in the Caribbean. The Rules and legal forms span 187 pages and contain procedures for the settlement of civil matters and making payments both in and out of court. The Rules were touted as having the potential to reduce clogging of the courts by matters that could be settled.last_img read more

Rounds 1 and 2 of the GCB/CGI cancelled due to inclement weather

first_imgInclement weather has forced cancellation of the 2018 GCB/CGI Jaguars One-Day League which was scheduled to begin on 14th September, 2018 starting with round 1.Round 2 has also been cancelled, and proceedings will now commence at Round 3.The tournament will commence on Monday, 17th September, 2018 with West Berbice playing Lower Corentyne at Bush Lot, WCB; while East Bank will battle East Coast at Enmore. Upper Corentyne will face Georgetown at GCC, and West Demerara will go up against Essequibo at Everest in Georgetown.The tournament will be played on a Round-Robin basis, also known as an “all-play-all” format. The team with the highest combined points at the end of the tournament will be declared its winner.The teams are as follows:Upper Corentyne:Lloydel Lewis, Joshua Ramsammy, Trishan Ramsarran, Andy Mohan, Omesh Matura, Eon Hooper, Shawn Perreira, Demetri Cameron, Alex Algoo, Sylus Tyndall, Devendra Bishoo, Anthony Bramble, Clinton Pestano.Stand-by: Antonio February, Jonathon Rampersaud, Ryan Ramdass, Rameshwar Chatterpaul, Gavrav Ramesh.Coach is Winston Smith, and Assistant Coach/Manager is Leslie Solomon.Lower corentyne:Jonathon Foo, Seon Hetmyer, Sasenarine Sukhu, Jason Sinclair, Nial Smith, Kassim Khan, Keith Simpson, Kevlon Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Kelvin Umrao, Karan Arjpaul, Veerasammy Permaul, Raun Johnson.Stand-by: Trevon Stanislaus, Sharaz Ramcharran, Kandasammy Surujnarine, Royston Crandon, Devon Clements.Coach is Julian Moore, and Assistant Coach/ Manager is Kwesi Maltay.West Berbice:Arthley Bailey, Kevin Jawahir, Raffel Estriado, Steffon Adams, Keith Fraser, Ceon Glasgow, Heeralall Bridgela, Stephen Harris, Javed Karim, Shimron Hetmyer, Gudakesh Motie, Keon Joseph, Kevin Sinclair.Stand-by: Quacey McPherson, Leon Andrew, Carlston Nurse, Andrew Dutchin, Waquar Hassan.Coach is Andre Percival and Manager is David Black.East Coast Demerara:Ameer Khan, Dambuka Nqando, Rajendra Chandrika, Kamesh Yadram, Brian Sattaur, Clive Andrews, Gajanand Sukhanana, Eshwar Singh, Ramnarine Chatura, Javier Spencer, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Bhaskar Yadram, Joshua Persaud.Stand-by: Pradesh Balkishun, Chanderpaul Ramraj, Andrew Samaroo, Yuvraj Dyal, Mahendra Doodnauth.Coach Esuan Crandon and Assistant Coach/Manager is Latchman Yadram.Georgetown:Andre Stoll, Steven Sanka, Kellon Carmichael, Ovid Richardson, Franchet Duncan Clark, Ashmead Nedd, Qumar Torrington, Adrian Hinds, Leon Johnson, Christopher Barnwell, Ramaal Lewis, Robin Bacchus, Raymond Perez.Stand-by: Steven Jacobs, Dexter Soloman, Dwain Dick, Omesh Daniram, Ray Newton.Coach is Bharrat Mangru and Assistant Coach/Manager is Clive Grimmond. Assitant to Coach and Manager is Michael Franco.Upper Demerara/East Bank Demerara:Ershad Ali, Gavin Singh, Deonarine Seegobin, Chewroy Kendall, Traven France, Romain Muniram, Keon Morris, Sachin Singh, Yeudister Persaud, Vishaul Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Ronaldo Alimohamed, Trevon Griffith.Coach is Orin Bailey and Assistant Coach/Manager is Rohan Sarjoo.West Demerara:Ronaldo Renee, Safraz Esau, Mahendra Dhanpaul, Travis Persaud, Malcom Hubbard, Navindra Persaud, Aaron Sewpersaud, Raymon Reifer, Akshaya Persaud, Romario Shepherd, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Tevin Imlach, Richie Looknauth.Coach is Rayon Griffith and Assistant Coach is Dhanpaul. Manager is Omar Hussain.Essequibo:Kevon Boodie, Ricardo Peters, Akini Adams, Mark Williams, Nealand Codhagan, Leoryan Ramlakhan, Chitram Persaud, Joshua Persaud, Keemo Paul, Antony Adams, Kemol Savory, Ricardo Adams, Shivnarine Chanderpaul.Stand-by: Quintin Sampson, Pamesh Parsotam, Khandhiya Ramkarran, Ronsford Beaton, Tulsieram PermnauthCoach is Ryan Hercules, and Manager is Nankishore Andrews.last_img read more

Gates still No. 1 on Forbes list

first_imgSelf-made mogul Li Wei, founder of Synear Food Holding, made the list for the first time along with a dozen other Chinese newcomers. Her company, one of the country’s largest producers of frozen food, including sweet and meat dumplings, is an official supplier to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. All bets were off for online gambling moguls Ruth Parasol, Russell DeLeon and Calvin Ayre, who dropped from the list after recent crackdowns limiting offshore gambling Web sites. Bumped from the top 20 were the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. heirs, who saw their company’s stock languish, and Michael Dell, founder of computer maker Dell Inc. Losing billionaire status entirely was Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, the once-powerful Japanese industrialist who first topped the tally in 1987. Japan surrendered its title as Asia’s leading billionaire locale to India, which boasts 36 megarich on the list. Russia contributed 53 billionaires and now challenges Germany as home to the most billionaires outside the United States. Among three Indians in the wealthiest top 20 are Mukesh and Anil Ambani, feuding brothers who got even richer after dividing their fortunes in 2005. Mukesh Ambani ranked 14th with a $20.1 billion fortune, while brother Anil came in four places lower at No. 18 with his $18.2 billion. The methodology of the rankings remains similar to previous years, Kroll said. The magazine confirmed the worth of an individual’s holdings in public companies by using the Feb. 9 closing stock price, and estimated the value of private companies by evaluating comparable public firms in the industry and by consulting with experts in the field.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – What could a Chinese dumpling maker and Mexican telecom mogul possibly have in common? They’re among a record number of wealthy people who held the title of billionaire over the past year. The tally of billionaires around the globe reached a high of 946, their combined wealth growing 35 percent to $3.5 trillion, according to Forbes magazine’s 2007 rankings of the world’s richest people. The rich cashed in on strong equity markets, real estate and commodity prices worldwide, according to Forbes billionaires co-editor Luisa Kroll. “It’s just been kind of an extraordinary year for markets worldwide,” she said. Leading the list are two men who manage to keep getting richer as they give more and more money away. Microsoft founder Bill Gates ranked No. 1 for the 13th straight year, beating out friend and fellow philanthropist Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Gates’s fortune rose $6 billion to $56 billion last year, while Buffett garnered in an additional $10 billion to boost his net worth to $52 billion. Only five Americans ranked in the top 20, though they account for 44 percent of the overall list. Breathing down Buffett’s neck was Mexican telecom giant Carlos Slim Helu, who added $19 billion to his existing fortune, the largest one-year gain over the past decade. With $49 billion to his name, Helu was just $3 billion shy of the No. 2 spot. Starbucks Corp. chairman Howard Schultz and former Disney CEO Michael Eisner joined the ranks of the world’s richest for the first time, behind new faces Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, Canadian co-chiefs of Blackberry maker Research In Motion Ltd. last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Prostate 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 Miikcq 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 5:30-7:30 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. 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. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club hosts a discussion on “What Makes You Happy?”, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or 943-5938. Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 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 (661) 948-5279. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $3 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at A Place in the Sun church, 38117 13th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9180. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call the Rev. Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101.160Want 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

Chris Wilder says Sheffield United have signed ‘exciting talent’ from Liverpool

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Wilder is rated as one of the best managers outside the Premier League …welcome to the Lane @BenWoodburn 👏👏👏➡️ Full details of his loan move… https://t.co/NMR0EiLgME— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) August 1, 2018Rated as one of the brightest talents in Liverpool’s academy, Woodburn has already scored a senior goal for the Merseyside club, while he also scored on his international debut for Wales’ senior side, in a World Cup qualifying defeat of Austria.The deal taking Woodburn to Bramall Lane was confirmed late on Wednesday morning, and earlier in the day Wilder joined talkSPORT to heap praise on the teenager.He said: “Regarding Ben, I think it’s a good fit for both clubs.“For Liverpool, it’s a young player in his first loan playing at Championship level, and if we go well, at the top end [of the table].“And for us, we’ve got an exciting young talent. Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect impact BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack “As it’s obviously been talked about, it’s an unbelievably powerful division with the teams coming down and the teams that have come up.“We’ve done our business and we’re quite happy with what we’ve done. We’re recruited from different areas and we hope we can go well.”The Blades started last season, their first back in the second tier, brilliantly, but faded as the campaign wore on to finish 10th.Wilder’s success at Bramall Lane led to him being linked with various jobs at the top end of the Championship and lower end of the Premier League, and the 50-year-old does want to manage at the highest level – but he wants to get there by guiding the Blades back into the top flight.“This is my hometown club,” he continued, “and I want to take us into the Premier League. SHOCK MONEY 1 ALTERED CONFIDENT Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes silverware What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Most read in Championship Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Daniel Dubois sends stern warning when asked about future fight vs Anthony Joshua Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has called Ben Woodburn an ‘exciting young talent’ as the Liverpool winger signs for the Blades on loan.Woodburn has moved to Bramall Lane for the entire 2018/19 season, with Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, preferring the youngster headed to United rather than Aston Villa, another Championship side who were keeping tabs on the winger. latest “It’s a difficult task because every year it gets increasingly difficult, but we are moving in our own way, and I think the supporters recognise that.“I mean, 27-28,000 regulars at Bramall Lane and we’re taking a huge amount away from home.“We’re not one of the biggest in the Championship, but we are trying to bridge that gap in different ways, and hopefully we can do that.”last_img read more

Lancaster perfect after 35-7 romp at Littlerock

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 – Joe Reinsch Quartz Hill 38, Knight 0: Mike Brandenburg ran for 150 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries as Quartz Hill (3-2, 1-1) romped past Knight of Palmdale at Palmdale High. Calvin Culver ran for a touchdown and threw for another. Quartz Hill held Knight (2-3, 0-2) to 93 yards total offense. – Craig Czubik Josh Gaines ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as visiting Lancaster improved to 2-0 in the Golden League with a 35-7 rout of Littlerock. Tim Ennis passed for 98 yards and three touchdowns, hooking up with London Landry six times for 84 yards and two scores, for the Eagles (5-1), who are ranked 16th by the Daily News. Litterock (2-4, 0-2) was limited to 121 yards total offense and committed five turnovers. The Lobos were led by Lamont Gray, who rushed for 23 yards on seven carries and completed 4 of 10 passes for 32 yards, including a 26-yard scoring strike to Roman Ferguson in the fourth quarter. center_img 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

CREESLOUGH LEFT RUINED AFTER GOVERNMENT PULLED FUNDING – DOHERTY

first_imgA Donegal community is facing financial ruin and possible legal action after the Government pulled the plug on funding to renovate their town.Pearse DohertyThe Doe Community Association/Creeslough Tidy Towns Committee has already spent €400,000 enhancing their town.The community had applied successfully through Donegal County Council for LEADER funding for the works. But now they have been told that a technical aspect of the tendering process has made them retrospectively ineligible for the €372,000 funding by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.Now Pearse Doherty TD has accused Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan of throwing the group to the wolves.“I am utterly disgusted at the inaction of Minister Hogan on this issue and the complete disregard he has shown to this community group, who through no fault of their own are now facing the threat of legal action as well as huge financial and emotional costs,” he said.The Sinn Fein TD has submitted Parliamentary Questions, written to the Minister and spoken to the Minister personally on a number of occasions regarding this project in the hopes that he would realise the seriousness of the situation and be open to taking steps to help resolve the situation to everyone’s satisfaction. “Despite best efforts by myself, DLDC and the community group, it has become apparent that the Minister has no intention of engaging on this matter and has dismissed any potential solutions or recommendations made in an attempt to resolve the issue“It is a complete disgrace that the Minister is attempting to absolve himself of any responsibility on this project and wash his hands of the whole affair, leaving a well intentioned community group exposed to financial ruin. The Minister’s inaction on this issue is recklessly placing the LEADER programme in jeopardy as community groups will think twice before applying for funding in future.“Despite his best efforts, Minister Hogan will not be able to shirk his responsibilities on this issue in the long term as it is very likely that when this issue is proceeded with through the courts, monies from the Minister’s Department will ultimately be used to pick up the tab. In the meantime, lengthy, complicated and costly legal proceedings will mean that the eventual outlay will be a sum much greater than the original grant and the only winners will be the legal teams.” Advertisement Deputy Doherty added that even at this late stage, he is urging the Minister to intervene in this matter, to meet with a cross party delegation, to consider the recommendations of independent reports made available to him at considerable expense and to take action to resolve this issue immediately.   CREESLOUGH LEFT RUINED AFTER GOVERNMENT PULLED FUNDING – DOHERTY was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CreesloughfundingMinister Phil HoganPearse Dohertylast_img read more

New Features in Lightworks 11.5

first_imgGet up to speed with the new features in Lightworks 11.5 with these quick walk-through tutorials.The latest version of Lightworks brings some great new features to this serious editing application. As of yet it’s still only for Windows and Linux, but the Mac version will appear (hopefully) this year. If you’ve not heard of Lightworks before, it is the only professional level non-linear editing software that is free to download.The free version is fully functional, but will only allow you to export to Youtube or Vimeo at 720p. The paid for professional version now comes in three payment options:Monthly – $7.99/£4.99Annually – $79.99/£49.99One-time fee –  $279.99/£179.99New Features in Lightworks 11.5There are new features allowing for the customization of the user interface, including support for Retina Displays, modifying colors of the program, fonts and more. There are a huge number of new features which allow for a much greater range of flexibility and customizations to the editor’s personal preference (which I for one am a big fan of). There is now also support for AJA I/O devices (Kona and Io XT). These first two videos walk you through all the new user interface related features and their implications for using the software.Background Tasks in Lightworks 11.5You can now import, generate waveforms, render and export in the background. These features are incredibly helpful time-savers and it’s great to see them in this version.In this next video you can see how the new export options function. Export profiles allow you to export to presets in just a few clicks. The new preset in Lightworks is for direct upload to your Youtube account. Great for client reviews if that’s how you do it.Multicam Editing in Lightworks 11.5Lightworks allows you to create ‘sync groups’ (the Lightworks term for multicam functionality) and perform multicam editing tasks in a very quick and efficient way.Updated Effects in Lightworks 11.5Additionally, the built-in effects have been updated in 11.5, with a new curves based color correction tool. Lightworks also ships with numerous preset looks for quickly applying a specific style. A lot of the new features in Lightworks can be accessed in a new, right-click method.The last Lightworks feature that we’re excited about is the ability to make use of ‘macros’ to automate multiple keystrokes into one set of instructions (demonstrated in the next video). Carefully programmed macros can provide a huge efficiency boost for repetitive tasks.For a full list of all the new features in 11.5 download this PDF and check out the official announcement from Lightworks.last_img read more

Better Than Yesterday

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now We (still) live in a culture that insists that all results should be fast and obtained without any real effort. But insisting on fast results doesn’t actually produce fast results. Most of the time, the reason one needs fast results is that they haven’t been doing what was necessary to produce the results for a long period of time.The less time you have to acquire the new client and the new revenue that you need, the less likely you are to reach your goal.You can’t win new business without opening new relationships. You can’t build those relationships in a single day. But you can work on some of those relationships today. And you can work on even more of them over the course of a week.You can’t make all of the sales calls necessary to reaching your goals today, or even this week, for that matter. But you can meet with a few of your dream clients and move those opportunities forward.You can’t get the the top rung of the ladder without all of the steps in between. You can’t reach your goals without passing through all of the little milestones along the way, and you won’t hit those milestones without consistently taking the necessary actions. But you can start climbing, taking one step and following it with the next.You overestimate what you can do in a short time and underestimate what you can do over a longer period of time. Each day that you take the small actions that move you closer to your goals makes you better than yesterday. These daily small steps move you closer. It takes effort, and you don’t always notice it’s working. But taking consistent actions daily is the fastest way to produce real and lasting results.last_img read more