WICB to prioritise fast bowling

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says it wants to stage a series of fast bowling camps as part of a plan to rekindle an area of the game that has been struggling in recent years. WICB director of cricket, Richard Pybus, made the announcement at the conclusion of the 10-round Professional Cricket League (PCL) Regional four-day Tournament on Monday. The WICB is pondering the introduction of an off-season training programme targeting fast bowlers after spinners dominated the just ended four-day tournament. “We are prioritising and looking at some camps for our fast bowlers, possibly some measures off season to prioritise fast bowling in the four-day competition,” said Pybus in an interview with WICB media. “This is going to be central to us getting that back at the heart of West Indies cricket again.” Spinners featured prominently during the tournament, including the top wicket- taker, Jamaican  spinner Nikita Miller, who had 65 scalps in nine matches. “The competition has been still dominated too much by the spin bowlers,” said Pybus. “That is something that we will have to seriously address during the off season to make sure that we are prioritising the fast bowlers.” Guyana’s Leon Johnson, with 807, scored the most runs for the season, followed by Devon Smith of the Windward Islands, who scored 719 — though from two matches less. Guyana’s Vishal Singh and Barbados’ Royston Chase were other players who scored over 700 runs. “I think something which is exceptionally positive is the quality of the batting. We are getting a consistency in the scoring,” said Pybus. “We got a core group of young players who have put their hand up all the way through the competition. We are getting consistent with hundreds being scored. Volume of hundreds and volume of runs which I think is very positive.” Guyana Jaguars were crowned champions of the R4Day for the second straight year. They finished with 149 points — seven clear of nearest rivals Barbados Pride — to regain the George Headley/Everton Weekes Trophy, symbol of regional first-class supremacy. “The first season of the PCL was very rushed and the systems we wanted to put in place to be able to support it were not where we wanted them to be,” he said. “So this year is closer to where I would like to see the system in terms of providing support to the players and the structure of the season regarding the off season programmes for the players.”last_img read more

A Phoenix in Flesh:David Mell Returns Next Week

first_imgIt’s official! David Mell, has confirmed his return to Liberia.Like the mythical Greek phoenix, David Mell has risen from the near-fatal fire that threatened his face and his musical future, and will next week touchdown in Liberia for the first time since a year ago, when he was whisked off to South Africa for rest and recovery.“I’ll be returning home on May 7, 2014, I’m coming home. The number one reason is to see my family, which is personal though. Secondly, I’ll be getting ready for my USA tour and other things.”Time flies.  It has been about one year since the fire accident happened. Many have considered David Mell’s departure a dire necessity – the move that has saved his career.  What many might not quite understand is that Mell experienced unimaginable pain, physiological pain that required more medical attention out of the country. Some believe, however, the time away for David to properly heal from the traumatic and highly publicized burn incident has secured much hope for his career and helped him escape the stigma and uncertainty that could have followed if he had remained in Liberia.“I just came on this side to rest myself; I’ve been through a lot of trauma,” says David in his own words.  “Before being here my fiancée walked out of my life which brought me down and brought disgrace and trauma. Then the following year, the accident hit.  So I’ve been through a lot. I just wanted a new environment where I can go and just breathe and put myself together,” David told LIB Life in an exclusive Facebook Chat interview.According to David, his visit to South Africa was related to his physical health.“Secondly, I was also on medical, serious medication,” he continued. “My left arm almost got damaged from the accident; it was serious, very serious. I spent two months in the hospital in George in Western Cape province. I’m in Pretoria, just north of Johannesburg right now.”Meanwhile, David is all set and prepared to come back home. When asked what he expects from his fans as a welcome home gesture, Mell teasingly says he should be the one handing out the gestures for his undying appreciation towards his fans and their affection.But, according to the Melody Maker, South Africa has been treating him fairly well and will be missed upon his departure.“South Africans love me mainly because of my nationality.  Liberia’s like a hot place [to them] right now; everybody’s talking about it”, he says. “Being a celebrity from [Liberia], I have special attention out here, but can’t wait to get home because I miss the food.”With an expected Appreciation Concert set for May 17, 2014 at the Royal Plus International in Paynesville, David says that he’s ready to show his appreciation to his fans that prayed, fasted and supported his recovery.“I’m so grateful because of what my fans did for me after the accident when I was in the hospital,” he said. “I think I should be the one saying thanks to everybody. That’s why we’ve organized the appreciation concert at the Royal Plus International.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ebola Economic Shock Already Serious

first_img$809 million $228 million (11.7 pp) $359 million $163 million (3.3 pp) Guinea $130 million (2.1 percentage point) Short Term Impact 2014 $66 million (3.4 pp) A World Bank Group’s analysis of the Ebola epidemic released Wednesday, September 17, finds that if the virus continues to surge in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone – its economic impact could grow eight-fold, dealing a potentially catastrophic blow to the already fragile states in the West African sub-region. The analysis, however, finds that economic costs can be limited if swift national and international responses succeed in containing the epidemic and mitigating “aversion behavior” – a fear factor, it observes, resulting from peoples’ concerns about contagion, which is fueling the economic impact.In a statement on the Ebola epidemic, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said, “The primary cost of this tragic outbreak is in human lives and suffering, which has already been terribly difficult to bear. But our findings make clear that the sooner we get an adequate containment response and decrease the level of fear and uncertainty, the faster we can blunt Ebola’s economic impact.”“We have seen in recent days a serious scaling up on the part of international donors to contain the Ebola epidemic. Today’s report underscores the huge potential costs of the epidemic if we don’t ramp up our efforts to stop it now,” said Kim.The analysis uses two alternative scenarios to estimate the medium-term impact of the epidemic to the end of calendar year 2015. A “Low Ebola” scenario envisions rapid containment within the three core countries, while “High Ebola” corresponds to the upper ranges of current epidemiological estimates. Please see below a chart highlighting the World Bank’s estimates of impacts on output individually and in aggregate. Estimates of impacts on output individually and in aggregate, in the short term (2014) and medium term (2015) Liberia Core Three Countrie Medium-term impact(2015 – High Ebola) $59 million (1.2 pp) $82 million (4.2 pp) – $43 million (1.0 pp) Sierra Leone $439 million (8.9 pp) Medium-term impact(2015 – Low Ebola) $97 million $142 million (2.3 pp) Entries are in current US dollars (with percentage points of GDP in brackets where appropriate).The analysis estimates the short-term impact on output to be 2.1 percentage points of gross domestic product (GDP) in Guinea (reducing growth from 4.5 percent to 2.4 percent); 3.4 percentage points in Liberia (reducing growth from 5.9 percent to 2.5 percent); and 3.3 percentage points in Sierra Leone (reducing growth from 11.3 percent to 8 percent).This forgone output corresponds to US$359 million in 2014 prices.  However, if Ebola is not contained, these estimates rise to US$809 million in the three countries alone, the Bank said. In Liberia, the hardest hit country, the ‘High Ebola’ scenario sees output hit 11.7 percentage points in 2015 (reducing growth from 6.8 percent to -4.9 percent).The short-term fiscal impacts are also large, at US$93 million for Liberia (4.7 percent of GDP); US$79 million for Sierra Leone (1.8 percent of GDP); and US$120 million for Guinea (1.8 percent of GDP). Slow containment gaps would almost certainly lead to even greater financing gaps in 2015, the analysis finds.Inflation and food prices were initially contained but are now rising in response to shortages, panic buying, and speculation.  Those families already vulnerable to food price shocks are becoming increasingly exposed. Exchange rate volatility has increased in all three countries, particularly since June, fueled by uncertainty and some capital flight, the Bank added.The analysis finds that the largest economic effects of the crisis are not as a result of the direct costs (mortality, morbidity, caregiving, and the associated losses to working days) but rather those resulting from aversion behavior driven by fear of contagion. This in turn leads to a fear of association with others and reduces labor force participation, closes places of employment, disrupts transportation, and motivates some government and private decision-makers to close sea ports and airports. In the recent history of infectious disease outbreaks such as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic of 2002-2004 and the H1N1 flu epidemic of 2009, the analysis notes that behavioral effects have been responsible for as much as 80 – 90 percent of the total economic impact of the epidemics.The findings of the analysis underline the need for a concerted international response.  External financing is clearly needed in the three core countries, and the impact estimates suggest that containment and mitigation expenditures as high as several billion dollars would be cost-effective if they successfully avert the worse scenario. The analysis describes four related activities such a response should include:Humanitarian support Such as desperately needed, personal protective equipment and hazard pay for health workers, emergency treatment units, standardized and universally applied protocols for care, etc.Fiscal supportThe fiscal gap, just for 2014, is estimated at around US$290 million. Increased injections of external support can strengthen growth in these fragile economies.Screening facilities at airports and seaportsPolicies are required that will enable the flow of relief and encourage commercial exchange with the affected countries.Strengthening the surveillance, detection, and treatment capacity of African health systemsWeak health sectors in Africa are a threat not only to their own citizens but also to their trading partners and the world at large.  The enormous economic cost of the current outbreak could be avoided by prudent ongoing investment in health system strengthening.The World Bank Group, meanwhile disclosed that it is mobilizing a total $230 million financing package for the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola crisis, which will help contain the spread of infections, help communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and improve public health systems throughout West Africa. The World Bank is supporting country responses in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) Roadmap, and is coordinating assistance closely with the UN and other international and country partners. As of mid-September 2014, of the pledged US$230 million, the Bank declared that it has mobilized US$117 million for the emergency response, which includes IDA grants of US$58 million for Liberia, US$34 million for Sierra Leone, and US$25 million for Guinea. The IDA, or the International Development Association, is the Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries. These funds, the Bank explained, are paying for essential supplies and drugs, personal protective equipment and infection prevention control materials, health workers training, hazard pay and death benefits to Ebola health workers and volunteers, contact tracing, vehicles, data management equipment and door-to-door public health education outreach. Additional support will help strengthen countries’ health systems and capacity to delivery essential health services, along with disease surveillance and laboratory networks to guard against future outbreaks.The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world, with the goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Improving people’s health is integral to achieving these goals. The Bank Group provides financing, state-of-the-art analysis, and policy advice to help countries expand access to quality, affordable health care; protect people from falling into poverty or worsening poverty due to illness; and promote investments in all sectors that form the foundation of healthy societies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB MEMBERS ATTEND ‘TIME TO PLAY GOLF’ PROMOTION EVENING IN BELFAST

first_imgLetterkenny Golf Club received a very enthusiastic and warm hearted welcome to the Golf Ireland “Time to Play Golf” Promotion night held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast last week. Invited by Fáilte Ireland to take part in the expo, this event is the highlight in the Northern Ireland golfing calendar, the ‘go-to’ event for golfing enthusiasts and absolute beginners to clinch the best value golfing getaways with booking discounts, exclusive tips from the experts, or just to learn about the country’s top golf courses.Attendees were treated to refreshments throughout the evening and there were also fabulous draws for some fantastic golf prizes. This year, there was also a “golf simulator”, where guests were able to try their luck at a “closest to the pin” competition.Martin Donnelly, Fáilte Ireland said; ‘The Golf Ireland -Time to Play Golf Promotion is a must for all golfers in Northern Ireland.Whether you’re a novice golfer or a seasoned pro seeking the perfect destination for your next golfing break, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for all under one roof.This event is the ultimate golf get together and the perfect excuse to meet up with your golfing buddies and plan your next great escape’. Letterkenny Golf Club was represented by Vice Captain Ivan Fuery, marketing & golf society convenor Cynthia Fuery and club GUI Golf Professional Seamus Clinton. Cynthia states; “It was a fantastic night with hundreds of golf enthusiasts enquiring about Letterkenny Golf Club and, indeed, golf in Donegal.“We had a great response to our draw and lots of enquiries from societies. This was the perfect opportunity to market our club, our town and Donegal as a whole to the Northern Ireland golfing fraternity and I can foresee a lot of “touring golfers” visiting Donegal, hopefully Barnhill, in 2015″.Accompanying the club stalwarts was Suzanne Mc Philips, Business Development Manager, Mc Keever Hotel Group, who was also delighted with the response that they received.LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB MEMBERS ATTEND ‘TIME TO PLAY GOLF’ PROMOTION EVENING IN BELFAST was last modified: February 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more

Chelsea star will join Real Madrid this summer, says Stamford Bridge legend

first_imgGus Poyet expects Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea and join Real Madrid this summer.The Blues legend has told talkSPORT Hazard has all the ‘right characteristics’ credentials to fill Cristiano Ronaldo’s boots at the Bernabeu.New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has arrived at the London club with uncertainty surrounding the futures of a number of his key players.Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has also been strongly linked with Real, while Barcelona are said to be interested in Brazilian winger Willian and World Cup-winning French midfielder N’golo Kante.But the future of Hazard is the main cause for concern for the club and its worried fans. LATEST LIVING THE DREAM The Belgian ace has made no secret of his desire to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, saying after leading his country to the World Cup bronze medal against England that it “might be time to discover something different” after six years with the Blues.He has also been advised to make the switch to Spain by Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, who told a Spanish radio station that Hazard is “at the best moment of his career” and that it is “the best time to try something different”.‘You know my preferred destination’ – Eden Hazard ‘ready to leave Chelsea’ amid interest from Real MadridWith new boss Sarri at the helm, the ball is now in Chelsea’s court to try and convince their star man to stay.But Blues legend Poyet is certain that Hazard’s future now lies away from the Bridge.“The way he is talking, I think he will leave,” Poyet – who scored 49 goals in 145 appearances for Chelsea – told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Real Madrid are looking for a player with his characteristics.“I suppose it’s going to be difficult for them to get Neymar and if you need a player to play in the place of Ronaldo, there are not many players like Hazard.“It could be an option, but the way he is talking is probably because something is already going on.” Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Listen to Gus Poyet on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! RANKED IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on targets Hazard has made over 200 appearances for Chelsea since 2012 – but could he leave this summer? Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more

Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho slammed by talkSPORT pundit in phenomenal rant

first_imgHe added: “Things are positive, they’ve got off to a great start, why come out and say; ‘I can’t say too much or else I will get fined’?“I would be raging as a manager, why throw that comment in?“It’s got to stop! REVEALED silverware REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho are disrespecting Manchester United and could ruin their season by continuing their war of words.That’s according to talkSPORT pundit Dean Saunders, who believes the rows between the pair are detrimental to the fans and the squad as a whole. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won According to The Sun, Jose Mourinho has dared the France World Cup winner to hand in a transfer request if he wants to leave Old Trafford.The relationship between the pair seems to have disintegrated to the point communications require a middleman, with super-agent Mino Raiola acting as a mediator to the disgruntled duo.However, Saunders feels as though the petulance shown by both men is damaging.“I just think, you do your talking on the pitch,” he told Jim White on talkSPORT. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Latest Premier League News ALTERED possible standings Zinedine Zidane is reportedly a target for Manchester United, should Mourinho leave the club Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener The relationship between Pogba and Mourinho seems to have hit breaking point NEW ERA “It’s just disrespectful to the club and it’s a great club, don’t disrespect Man United.“You’re just a player, you come and go.”With a move to Barcelona still being mooted ahead of the European transfer deadline, it seems there will be plenty of twists and turns still to come in this intriguing transfer battle. 3 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? smart causal 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “When you’re a player, you are employed by the club to play football on the pitch to the best of your ability, not to say loose, ridiculous, damaging statements which affect the group.“The manager has got a bit of a responsibility as well; he can’t be going around saying ‘Well the chairman is not giving me any money’, which kills the group and the club and upsets the fans.“So this coming out in the press, if it keeps happening, don’t speak to them – if you keep saying things and it’s going to get you in trouble, don’t speak to them.“Or have an organised press conference and make sure you don’t say anything that is derogatory!Alan Brazil tells Manchester United to ‘get rid of Paul Pogba’ – READ HERE“But they are obviously just throwing little hand grenades into each other and it looks like it is going to end up with Pogba leaving, from the outside at least.”Unconfirmed reports in the media suggested the former Juventus man wanted an extra £200,000-a-week on top of his current salary after returning from Russia as a World Cup winner.However, a goal whilst wearing the captain’s armband during the victory over Leicester City for the 25-year-old suggested a positive conclusion had been reached.But Saunders went on to say Pogba needs reminding that, at a club like Manchester United, players are expendable. 3 Pogba starred for Manchester United in the opening Premier League win over Leicester City Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ‘Pogba needs to shut up and do his talking on the pitch!’ 🤫Dean Saunders tells Paul Pogba to stop “throwing grenades” at #MUFC and get on with his job.[📻 @JimWhite on talkSPORT] pic.twitter.com/AxTRzTGbnM— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 16, 2018last_img read more

Croatian court rejects perjury charge against Luka Modric

first_img huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Latest Football News Modric has been brilliant on the pitch in 2018 BEST OF MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won And after being accused of perjury by prosecutors, a Zagreb criminal court rejected the accusation against Modric, although its ruling can be appealed.The trial involved Dinamo chief executive Zdravko Mamic and three officials, all sentenced to prison over embezzled funds from player transfers.However, Mamic fled the country to Bosnia.It is understood the embezzlement cost Dinamo more than €15million (£13.1m) and the state €1.5m. That verdict is being appealed. 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Croatian media report that the Zagreb municipal criminal court said the perjury charge against Modric was “premature” because the verdict in the corruption trial itself has not been finalised.The corruption charge centres around precisely when he signed an annex to his contract which established the terms for future transfer fees.The prosecutors claimed Modric falsely said he signed it in July 2004 but they actually signed it in 2008 when he had already left the club alleging the now Real Madrid star changed his testimony in favour of Mamic.Modric’s international team-mate and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has also been accused of perjury. Lovren denies the charge. ADVICE 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Luka Modric has been cleared of perjury by a Croatian court after being accused of giving a false testimony at the trial of an ex-executive of his former club Dinamo Zagreb.The midfielder, who received the best men’s player prize at the FIFA Best awards, gave evidence relating to his transfers from Dinamo to Tottenham in 2008. International and former Dinamo team-mate Lovren has also been accused of perjurylast_img read more

WOW! BRIAN’S STUNNING FULL MOON SNAP OVER ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL

first_imgFull Moon by Brian McDaid, Cristeph StudioBRIAN McDaid must never sleep.The photographer from Cristeph Studio seems to be out and about morning, noon and night.And thankfully he was out this evening – to capture this wondrous shot of the full moon above St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny. He must be over the moon! WOW! BRIAN’S STUNNING FULL MOON SNAP OVER ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Brian McDaidCristeph StudioFull Moonlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img 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! 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: $2 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. 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. 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 Pastor 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. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 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 floor mat and hand weights. 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. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will take its monthly bus trip to “The Glory of Christmas,” noon-9 p.m. Call (661) 267-2586. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. 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. 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 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. 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 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 will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit 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.last_img read more

Mars Salt Water Predicted

first_imgPlanetary scientists have been very excited about the Mars Exploration Rovers’ discovery of evidence that salt water existed on Mars in the past.  Not too many seem to be noticing, however, that this was predicted by a creationist.  Dr. Walt Brown predicted in 2001, “Soil in ‘erosion’ channels on Mars will contain traces of soluble compounds, such as salt from the subterranean chamber.  Soil far from ‘erosion’ channels will not.”  Dr. Brown has also made other predictions about water on Mars based on his hydroplate theory.    Visualize a salt water sea while looking at this magnificent panorama taken by the Mars rover Opportunity.Dr. Brown (see January featured scientist) has been one of few makers of scientific models to put his reputation on the line and make predictions.  This is not the only one of dozens he made in his book In the Beginning that have been confirmed.  If detailed predictions of a model seem to be corresponding to reality on repeated occasions, it should cause other scientists to take notice.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more