Take control! – Spencer, Hylton accused of anti-doping offence; Dawes calls for vigilance; Athletes deny wrong doing

first_img LEGAL REPRESENTATION “Athletes and their associations should take charge,” Dawes told The Gleaner yesterday. “What has to happen, they are going to have to have each athlete who has potential of being selected, go through a seminar, and probably test them at the end of it to ensure they understand the seriousness of anti-doping.” “It is incomprehensible that you have senior athletes – who have been to international games – can be caught out like this. The athletes need to be taught about the requirements and obligations. The associations ultimately have to take the lead in this education process. It cannot be left only to JADCO,” he added. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) yesterday confirmed it had been informed of the violations but noted that no further comment would be forthcoming on the matter. OBLIGATIONS Sports medicine expert Dr Winston Dawes is calling on Jamaican athletes and sports associations to take charge of their anti-doping efforts, this after it was confirmed that World Championships medalists Kaliese Spencer and Riker Hylton had committed an anti-doping rules violation. Both athletes are denying the allegations with Spencer, who described the allegations as “baseless”, confirming to The Gleaner that she will be pursuing all legal channels to clear her name. As reported yesterday morning on www.jamaica-gleaner.com, the pair, who now face up to four years on the sidelines, allegedly violated article 2.3 of the Jamaica Anti-doping Commission’s (JADCO) Anti-Doping Rules 2015, which speaks to an athlete “Evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection.” “Ms Spencer’s management and legal teams view this alleged violation as entirely baseless and intends to pursue all legal channels necessary to protect her good name and her reputation as a true Jamaican ambassador,” read a response sent to The Gleaner from Spencer’s management team. Spencer is a Commonwealth Games champion over the 400m hurdles and won silver as a member of Jamaica’s 4x400m relay team at the 2009 World Championships. Meanwhile, Dawes, a well-respected figure in the field, believes that athletes need to take greater care in their efforts to ensure that they adhere to the anti-doping efforts and is urging sport associations to offer greater education and support for their representatives. Both athletes have been referred to the Independent Anti-doping Disciplinary Panel for a hearing, with Spencer, a well-known name on the international circuit, said to have already secured legal representation. Hylton, was yesterday uncertain of his next move, but was surprised by the development, describing the situation as a “misunderstanding” and arguing that he did not in fact refuse to provide a urine sample to the anti-doping agents. Hylton, who was a member of Jamaica’s bronze medal-winning 4x400m relay team at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, explained that on the day in question, he was watching a training session at the Stadium East field involving his Cameron Blazers teammates. He noted that he was unable to take part in training because of an ankle injury but that he was never approached by the JADCO officials or advised that a sample was needed. “This is a whole misunderstanding, and things have gotten out of hand wrongfully, it isn’t right,” Hylton told The Gleaner. “I heard that I refused to do a drug test which is totally incorrect.last_img read more

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Creamline favored vs PetroGazz

first_imgLATEST STORIES Joining Valdez are Jia Morado, Risa Sato, Melissa Gohing and Jema Galanza, who all saw action in the recent Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup in Thailand.The Cool Smashers underwent a training camp in Thailand ahead of the Asian Cup all in preparation for the Open Conference.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 ChrissThat makes the Angels heavy underdogs in their 6 p.m. showdown.Pocari Sweat eyes back-to-back wins when it takes on winless Iriga City in the other match at 2 p.m. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fiba Asia Champions Cup: Meralco loses 2nd straight, bows to Alvark Tokyo Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Lady Warriors survived a scare from the Angels on Wednesday before scoring a five-set win at Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan.Thai coach Tai Bundit, who stayed in Thailand to watch his players during the Asian Cup, will have a full arsenal going into the match with the likes of Michelle Gumabao, Pau Soriano, Danielle Cabaños, Rose Vargas, Rizza Mandapat, Kyla Atienza, Paula Maninang, Coleen Bravo and Fille Cainglet-Cayetano completing the roster.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fresh from their stints in the national team, Alyssa Valdez and three other players will power debuting Creamline against PetroGazz in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Guava tree showdown lands neighbours in court

first_imgWales Magistrate Rushell Liverpool has released 65-year-old Rosemary Bobb on a warning for her admitted unsavoury conduct over the unauthorised cutting of her overgrown guava tree at Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara.The showdown unfolded on April 9, 2018 when her neighbour, Kieth Scotland, trimmed Bobb’s tree after his complaints to the elderly woman went unheeded.During her appearance at the Wales Magistrate’s Court earlier this month, the pensioner claimed that before the heated verbal exchange, she did promise Scotland that she would eventually trim her guava tree, as it was hanging in his yard. The 65-year-old told the court that after he complained again, she told him that she could not cut the tree at that time, since it was bearing fruit.“I know the tree went in the yard, but I tell he that cutting a bearing tree is like cutting a pregnant woman,” she stressed.Having pleaded guilty to the abusive language offence, the woman also explained to Magistrate Liverpool that it was after her reluctance to trim the hanging sections in Scotland’s yard that she noticed him cutting her tree on April 9, which angered her.“I see he cutting me tree and I cursed him,” Bobb told the magistrate.After releasing the pensioner on the warning, Magistrate Liverpool told the Stanleytown resident that she should report such matters to Police, as against taking her own action.last_img read more

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“Rock Bottom”

first_imgBut, what Adam Brash is lamenting, is that the Flyers don’t seem to sense the urgency. AB will be the first to point out (and has to me several times) that you can’t expect this team to simply turn it on in April. Commitment to winning that National Championship starts now. It’s tough when you’re playing against inferior teams. It’s tough when you’ve been kicked out of the playoffs. It’s tough when April seems so far away. The thing is, April is going to sneak up on these guys in a real hurry, and if they don’t start getting their act together, it will be too late. The Flyers have added a bunch of key guys this year. Their defensive corps has the depth that was lacking last year, and a few more scoring forwards will help put pucks in the net (particularly on the powerplay) when it counts. On paper, we now have a team that really should be able to compete for a national championship. It’s tough to figure out just what’s going wrong with this team. Sure, if Troy Hunt had been in net, there’s no way they would have lost those games to Hythe. But, can Sweden blame Tommy Salo for their quarterfinal loss to Belarus in the 2002 Olympics? The answer is no. Good teams find a way to win, regardless of goaltending, refereeing, or bad bounces. If you’re so much better, then don’t be tied 3-3 heading into the dying minutes of the game.  The Flyers demonstrated what I’m talking about the next night, when they killed off a few bad penalties late in the game, and beat the Mustangs 5-4. It was a bounceback night for the Flyers – and here’s what Adam Brash said after Friday’s win.  Now, firstly, we have to point out, that some of these teams they’re facing are better than we sometimes make out. Grande Prairie and Spirit River were the two best teams at Alberta ‘AA’ provincials last year. A bunch of the Rangers have gone to Hythe, and now the Mustangs have some high-end talent to go along with their blue-collar work ethic. The Senior Canucks already have 8 wins on the season (8-5-1 heading into Thursday’s game against Fort St. John). They’re tied with Grande Prairie for first in the West, and have added a few more guys (including Kip Noble), making them worthy competition. But, while they looked good against Augustana College a couple of weeks ago, the Flyers have been seriously struggling in NPHL regular season games.  I left during the first intermission, and hoping to catch up with Rob Larson, I went down to the dressing room area. While down there, I saw Adam Brash, head in his hands, sitting forlornly in the hallway. He looked depressed, frankly, and I’m not sure I can blame him. Here’s a guy with a lot of pressure on him this year. The Flyers are guaranteed a spot in the Allan Cup, but they have made it very clear, they want to win. And at this point, the team that just isn’t coming together like it needs to. [asset|aid=2387|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=fb252901b3f99c34d1cdfac187e5fa94-brash-pride_1_Pub.mp3] JZ- Advertisement – There’s still a lot of building to do, and a long way to go, and I’m sure this weekend’s games (Thursday in Dawson Creek, Saturday vs. Hythe) will be steps in the right direction. I was working the early morning shift for a couple of days last week, so I left the Flyers / Canucks game on Thursday a little early.  I’m looking forward to seeing them play on Thursday. I’m hoping last week’s loss to Dawson really was rock bottom. I’m hoping these guys will come together, will find whatever’s missing. Too bad you can’t just hope a national championship.  But, the Flyers will be the first to point out; the competition is still not at the national ‘AAA’ level, and losing to the Mustangs and Canucks shows that the Flyers need to find their game, and in a hurry. last_img read more

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Nixon, Reynolds tops in BWC

first_imgAnd it’s the first time a Long Beach coach has been honored. The conference (known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association when it was formed for the 1968-69 season) didn’t begin selecting a Coach of the Year until the 1977-78 season. Coaches could not vote for their players or themselves. Seniors Kejuan Johnson (a first-team choice after a second-team berth a year ago), Kevin Houston (second team) and Sterling Byrd (honorable mention) also bagged All-Big West honors. Nixon, averaging 18.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals for the 22-7 49ers, was also picked up conference Player of the Week honors Monday for the fifth time this season. The only other Big West player to be so honored was Michael Olowokandi of Pacific in 1998, when he later became the first player selected in the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-2 Nixon, who helped lead the 49ers to a 12-2 conference mark that gave them the regular-season title by three games, was chosen the Big West Player of the Year, while Reynolds was tabbed the conference’s Coach of the Year. It’s the first time a Long Beach player has won the honor since 2000, when Mate Milisa was the choice, and only the second time in 30 years a 49er has been the Big West’s top player. “It’s a nice honor and I’m happy the coaches voted for me,” Nixon said late Monday morning, after hearing of the selection just moments after leaving a classroom. “But the most important thing now is getting into the NCAA Tournament.” Long Beach, as the regular-season champion, has a bye into the semifinals of the conference tournament and doesn’t play until 6:30 Friday night against the lowest remaining seed following the games that will be played Wednesday and Thursday in the Anaheim Convention Center. Johnson, who joined Nixon on the six-player first team, averages 15.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Houston (11.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game) is among the six players on the second team while Byrd (14.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game) was one of nine honorable mention choices. Larry Cunningham, a 6-3 junior from UC Riverside who graduated from Downey High, is another honorable mention selection. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LONG BEACH – Coach Larry Reynolds and four of his Long Beach State men’s basketball players were honored by the Big West Conference coaches Monday. And the conference honors bestowed up senior Aaron Nixon and Reynolds don’t come any better for a player and coach. last_img read more

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Students learning history basics, but not much more

first_imgWASHINGTON – More students are learning the basics when it comes to history and civics, but they aren’t rising to the next level, national tests show. The history and civics tests were given to students nationwide in the fourth, eighth and 12th grades last year, and the results were released Wednesday. History scores increased in all three grades over 2001, the last time that subject was tested. Only fourth-graders showed progress since the last civics test, given in 1998. None of the grades saw an increase in students moving beyond a basic competency for either subject. The gains could counter arguments by critics who say the 2002 No Child Left Behind law has placed too much emphasis on reading and math by requiring those subjects to be tested and led to less time spent on history, civics and other courses. Some critics of No Child Left Behind say the law has focused educators’ attention on students at the lower end of the spectrum at the expense of students working at higher levels. “That’s a concern, obviously,” said Darvin Winick, chairman of the independent National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the tests. “We’re delighted to bring up the lower-performing kids … but we haven’t brought up the higher-performing kids.” The history results show: Seventy percent of fourth-graders performed at the basic level or better, meaning some of them scored at proficient or advanced levels. That is up from about 66 percent in 2001. Fourth-graders who can work at the basic level should understand the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty, for example. Among eighth-graders, 65 percent performed at the basic level or better, up from 62 percent in 2001. Eighth-graders working at that level can typically identify slave states on a map. While there’s been an increase in 12th-grade history scores – a rare occurrence on National Assessment of Educational Progress tests – the results are still not seen as great news. Just 47 percent know at least basic-level history, up from 43 percent in 2001. Seniors working at the basic level should be able to explain the historical context of Supreme Court decisions. There was no change in the percentage of students performing at or above the “proficient” level, at any grade level. About 20 percent reached that mark in the fourth and eighth grades, as did 14 percent of high school seniors. In civics, only fourth-grade students showed progress since 1998. As in history, the gains were only made by lower-performing students. The civics results show: Seventy-three percent of fourth-graders performed at the basic level or higher – up from 69 percent in 1998. Fourth-graders working at the basic level know that only citizens can vote in the United States. Seventy percent of eighth-graders could do basic work or better in civics – the same percentage as in 1998. Eighth-graders demonstrating basic knowledge should be able to identify the term limit for the president. Sixty-six percent of 12th-graders scored at the basic level or higher, also the same as the 1998 results. A student whose performance falls in that category should be able to identify a leadership position in Congress. About one-quarter of fourth- and eighth-graders rated “proficient” or better, and almost one-third of seniors did. A sampling of what students know about U.S. history. Fourth-graders: – 66 percent understood the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty – 35 percent explained how two inventions changed life in the United States – 24 percent explained why people settled on the western frontier Eighth-graders: – 64 percent identified an impact of the cotton gin – 43 percent explained goals of the Martin Luther King Jr. march – 1 percent explained how the fall of the Berlin Wall affected foreign policy 12th-graders: – 67 percent identified an important Great Society idea – 36 percent identified immigration pattern and explained its causes – 14 percent explained a reason for U.S. involvement in the Korean War A sampling of what students know about civics. Fourth-graders: – 75 percent knew that only citizens can vote – 41 percent identified the level of government that signs peace treaties – 14 percent recognized that defendants have a right to a lawyer Eighth-graders: – 80 percent identified a notice for jury duty – 63 percent determined an instance of abuse of power – 28 percent explained the historical purpose of the Declaration of Independence 12th-graders: – 72 percent analyzed a historical text on the importance of education – 50 percent identified the outcome when state and national laws conflict – 43 percent described the meaning of federalism in the United States Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress reports – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Washington-based Center on Education Policy reported last year that one-third of elementary school districts reported cutting back on time for social studies, which includes history and civics. However, a recent government study showed increases in social studies credits being earned by high schoolers. Some officials say the extra attention on reading could explain the gains on history and civics tests. “If kids are learning how to read better, then they can take these assessments. They have a very large reading component to them,” said Mark Schneider, commissioner of education statistics at the Education Department. The progress in history and civics was made by students working at the lowest levels, meaning there have been significantly more students working at or above the basic level than in the past. But there has been no increase in students working at or above the “proficient” level since the last time the tests were given. 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I will fight to keep Lloris and key Spurs men, vows Pochettino

first_imgMauricio Pochettino says he will fight to keep Tottenham’s best players at White Hart Lane beyond the summer.The North London club have become well known for selling their star assets in recent years with the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov all making big-money moves.In recent weeks, Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris has been linked with a switch to Manchester United, while Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen are all likely to attract interest from top clubs in Europe, which is a real concern for Spurs fans.However, the Argentine head coach is adamant he will do everything to ensure the best players remain at the club and give them every chance of securing a top-four finish next season.Pochettino said: “Personally, if I want a player to stay with us, I will fight for them to remain at the club.“In football it is difficult. If you sign a contract, there is still no guarantee.“The key is to take the right decision, it is not just about money but about the right profile, the right position to build the right squad. This is our job now.” 1 Mauricio Pochettino last_img read more

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Second man convicted in 1999 robbery, slaying of Woodland Hills businessman

first_imgA jury on Friday convicted a 37-year-old man of robbing a Woodland Hills businessman and then killing him during an escape from police. The jury found Boris Graham guilty of murder in the 1999 death of Christopher Rawlings, who was stuffed into the trunk of his Bentley and killed when two robbers crashed his exotic car. The other robber, Kirrell Francis Taylor, was convicted in 2001 of first-degree murder for Rawlings’ death. Taylor testified during Graham’s three-week trial in Van Nuys, denying that he told authorities Graham was his partner. But the jury also heard DNA evidence tying Graham to a ski mask found in the Bentley. And one of Graham’s acquaintances, Tuesday Henderson, testified that she overheard him say he committed the robbery. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBeth Silverman, the prosecutor in Graham’s trial, spoke to Rawlings’ family members after the guilty verdict. “They are completely relieved,” Silverman said. “This has been an eight-year-long struggle for them … to get the second guy, and for them this is a tremendous relief knowing that the guy who terrorized their son is going away for the rest of his life.” After the robbery, Rawlings fled to Chicago and later to Florida. The show “America’s Most Wanted” twice profiled the Rawlings robbery, which helped authorities generate leads and arrest Graham in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, Graham was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping to commit robbery, kidnapping to commit carjacking, robbery, burglary, carjacking and evading an officer causing death. The jury deliberated for a day and a half. During the Feb. 8, 1999, robbery, Taylor and Graham stormed Rawlings’ Woodland Hills home, took cash and jewelry and stuffed Rawlings into the trunk of his Bentley. While trying to evade police, the robbers crashed and Rawlings was thrown from the trunk and hit a brick wall. Taylor and Graham escaped, but Taylor was charged in August 1999 after authorities were tipped off that he was one of the robbers. Graham, a former Pacoima resident, faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. But first he will have an Oct. 15 hearing to determine if a prior criminal conviction could enhance his sentence. Rawlings, who turned 30 the day before he was killed, owned an upscale clothing store and wore a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch, Silverman said. It appears Taylor and Graham targeted Rawlings because he appeared wealthy, she said. Rawlings died in a hospital two days after the crash. Shortly after his death, it was revealed that federal investigators had been after him for allegedly running a telemarketing boiler room operation that bilked victims from across the country, who thought they were investing in unreleased Beatles and Marvin Gaye recordings. During the trial, jurors heard from Barbie Rawlings, Christopher’s widow. She said that when she entered the garage the day of the robbery to help bring in groceries, she saw her husband on his knees by the Bentley, with two masked men standing nearby. She fled to the roof with her young children and called 911. Marilynn VanDam, the attorney for Graham, said after talking to a few jurors that she plans to appeal her client’s conviction. “It seems like they relied pretty heavily on Tuesday Henderson, (a) convicted felon, and that’s a little bit disconcerting,” VanDam said. “And I wish I’d done a better job of cross-examination of her.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgCo-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 to 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, 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 log on to the Web site at www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. 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. 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 5:30-7:30 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. 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.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Take 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, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. TODAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults ages 17 to 25 with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will offer ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. last_img read more

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Muff man faces further charges after death driving case concludes

first_imgA young Muff man, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death in July 2015 at the Circuit Court last week, will face more driving charges later this year. Seosamh McGonigle, 21, from Glackmore, Muff, faced a range of driving offences at Buncrana District Court, including no insurance, no NCT, bald tyres and driving without a licence. McGonigle was not present in court, but his solicitor Frank Dorrian said he was anxious to have the current charges against him dealt with after the Circuit Court case.McGonigle was charged with no insurance, no NCT, a smokey exhaust, driving without a licence, and failing to produce his documents at Ballyderowen, Burnfoot, in February 1, 2015.He was charged with having four bald tyres, no insurance, no NCT, driving without a licence and having no silencer fitted on his car at Main Street, Buncrana, on March 3, 2015.He is also accused of having no insurance and failing to produce his documents on June 13, 2015.“Mr. McGonigle was charged at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Tuesday and he will be sentenced in April,” said Mr. Dorrian explained.“It is a very serious charge in the Circuit Court and he has pleaded guilty to that. We are anxious to have these dealt with after the Circuit Court case rather than before. I don’t believe it will trouble the court.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned all charges against McGonigle until May 10.Muff man faces further charges after death driving case concludes was last modified: February 14th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Buncrana District CourtBurnfootFRank DorrianmuffSeosamh McGoniglelast_img read more

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