‘Comfortable’ Matthysse calls Malaysia home as Pacquiao fight nears

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Matthysse arrived in the Malaysian capital a week ago for his welterweight title fight against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and he already feels very much at ease.Matthysse camp releases this video instead thru MP Promotions | @marcreyesINQ pic.twitter.com/JZ7fNzcSE2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 10, 2018 Lucas Matthysse during his grand arrival at Le Meridien in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netKUALA LUMPUR — The drums rolled and cameras flashed signaling the grand arrival of Lucas Matthysse at Le Meridien, a luxury hotel in downtown Kuala Lumpur.Filipino and Malaysian media scrambled just to get a decent shot of the Argentine boxing champion as he walked on the red carpet.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Hoops-mad Philippines finally catches case of World Cup fever MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Matthysse, the current WBA titleholder, planed in early to get himself accustomed to the tropical weather.Pacquiao and Matthysse headlines “The Fight of Champions” set on July 15 at Axiata Arena here.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’ve been preparing for this (fight). I feel like Malaysia’s my home. I feel happy to be here,” Matthysse said through an interpreter during a media scrum on Tuesday.“We trained really, really hard for this fight. I feel comfortable here in Malaysia so I’m ready to give my best.”The 35-year-old Matthysse flew to Malaysia on Thursday after a grueling 18-hour flight from Los Angeles.WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has arrived. pic.twitter.com/x4du89sL9q— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) July 10, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Ebola: Curse Or Trial? An Introductory

first_imgIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST COMPASSIONATE, THE MOST MERCIFUL. All praise belongs to Allah; and may His peace and blessings be upon His Prophet, his household, his companions and all those who rightly follow their foot-steps. Ameen!Since the emergence of the pandemic disease-Ebola on the Liberian soil some months ago, individuals as well as groups continue to give a name, appellation or description to the virus of this killer disease. Its virus has sadly engulfed not only Liberia and its people with, but also some other countries, African and non-African countries. Its germs continue to adversely affect the lives of the peoples in those countries. What is more worrisome in the premises is that up to now, there is no definite cerement for it. In consequence of this, some called it as a “curse” and others termed it as “trial”.In as much as the emergence of such deadly disease is sadden; nonetheless, discourse of this kind is indeed fascinating and more impressive. In that, when done intellectually in good-faith, it would prayerfully have the tendency of encouraging intellectual discourse in other areas of our social life as people belonging to a nation. Moreover, it would also hopefully become something that will, by Allah’s grace, help instill in our in people, particularly the youth-who are the hope and future actors of our Nation, a sense of spiritual pausing, reflection and mature judgment!In other words, if Liberians could find logic in discussing the issue of ebola intellectually, there is reason to believe that it could serve as opening of a page of the finest chapter in the history of Liberia in matters appertaining to decision making process of our Nation problems. The fact is that, the gravity of the ebola and its adverse affects is as serious as pandemically contagious as it is. It may interest readers to know that so are the cases of “curse” and “trial”. For “curse”, in general terminology, can be classified, as a kind of expression that is used to condemn, execrate, imprecate and/or maledict a person or group of people, including a community or nation. Of course, reason for pouring such denouncement varied, but it usually centers on the commission of an act that the curser regards to be wrongful or evil. While trial is a method of testing one’s true character, nature and/or quality. This trial can be done for spiritual or material purpose and either be good or bad. However, all in all, it end objective is to test an individual or group; so as to serve as an opportunity for correction and rehabilitation. Al-Qur’an-the Holy Scripture of Al-Islam is replete with the description of the various kinds of “curse” and “trial”.So, as students of theology, we think it behooves us that we partake in their discussion; so as to share our view in the premises. Our aim and objective is that our participation will prayerfully be contributive and meaningful in arriving at a conclusion that will be impressive and fascinating in matters of national debate. Our desire in the premise is to do so within the context of Al-Islamic jurisprudence. With this in mind, we would like to first make crystal and clear that, generally, humans are imperfect beings imbued with limited knowledge; and as students, we entertain no objection or hesitation in humbly and profoundly recognizing, appreciating and admitting with unmitigated conviction that this fact is undisputable and hence, we can in no way be an exception to such limitation.It is therefore our earnest supplication that Allah will guide us in our endeavor to appreciate the true meaning of both “curse” and “trial”. For it is held that human life is like a restless sea, full of see-saw and wonders; something that is always in a state of perpetual turmoil that is usually caused by the waves of events. It goes without saying therefore, unless humans adapt themselves to the process of brief pausing and sober reflection, they will not be able to make a mature judgment. Within this, Al-Qur’an maintains that human as sociable beings; and as such, “There is nothing useful nor reliable for a purpose or efficient in a function in much of their secret counsel and in the thoughts they convey reciprocally in talk uttered below their breath unless it be in accord with wisdom and piety to the end that it enjoins benevolence, equity and the inducement to peace among people and to principle of justice. And he whose lines of character are broad and clear as to feature willingness to comply with divine principles for the sake of piety shall be a recipient of Allah’s grace; We (Allah) will requite him with a great reward”(4:114).In another Scriptural assertion, the Holy Book of Al-Islam echoes that the felicity of human depends on the availability of personalities who are dedicated and committed to enjoining people to: “conformity of life and conduct to the requirements of divine and moral law and forbid all that is wrongful and obscene; such-like person shall reap the fruits of victory here and Hereafter” (3:104).Interestingly, no one in Liberia or the world for that matter, that do want to “be a recipient of Allah’s grace”; a grace that is an embodiment of all that is good, prosperous, wealthy and felicitous. By the same trend there is no one who does not want to “reap the fruits of victory”. Of course, there would be a variance in the end desire, inclination and purpose. Perhaps it is against this background that the Holy Scripture of Al-Islam avers thus: “That you endeavour (you people) to attain your goals is diverse, to some, righteousness be but a goal to their will, other in vanity they waste their days, others compromise between opposite motives and exercise adjustment of rival courses of action, and others attain it through benefaction. So that he who gives gratuitously and fears Allah indeed, and solemnly believes in deeds imprinted with wisdom and piety and that the end crowns the deed, will We (Allah) facilitate his task and lead him to the facile and ready course. But he who is niggardly and thinks he is self-sufficient and exercises greed, and denies the Day of Judgment and the requital that is commensurate with one’s deed, will We (Allah) allow his course to what is miserable, unfavourable and bad; nor will his material advantages save him from the internal abode which is dark, troublesome and sad,”  (92:4-11).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, May 19

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Liverpool target James Milner looks set to snub a mega £34m offer from Manchester City in favour of joining Arsenal. (Daily Star)The Reds are also keen on City’s Edin Dzeko, who has been linked with Chelsea. The Bosnian is expected to leave the Eithad at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)Scott Sinclair is set to make his loan move to Aston Villa from Manchester City permanent now that the Midlands club have guaranteed their Premier League status. (Daily Express)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…TRANSFER SHOCK! Raheem Sterling tells Liverpool he wants to leaveExclusive – Petr Cech’s future is ‘not in my hands’, admits Chelsea boss Jose MourinhoExclusive – David De Gea not leaving Manchester United for more money, insists former Red DevilExclusive – Spanish football expert insists Man United would be ‘nuts’ to not push for Gareth Bale this summerMan United Transfer Update – If you lose David De Gea make sure you get Gareth Bale, insists Stuart PearceExclusive – Former Arsenal star reveals his Gunners shopping list for the summerReal Madrid lure may be too much to keep David De Gea, claims Man United’s Victor ValdesPSG reportedly to offer Angel di Maria an escape route from Manchester United nightmareManchester United transfer news: HUGE double swoop and World Cup winner targeted?Liverpool set to land in-demand defender this summer?No Arsenal deal! Paulo Dybala is joining Juventus, reveals Palermo bossPSG star urges Manchester City and Chelsea target to join him in Paris this summerLigue 1 Player of the Year admits he could leave Lyon this summer amid Arsenal and Liverpool interestArsenal reportedly beat Manchester United to French teen sensationArsenal and Liverpool do battle over signature of ‘new Paul Pogba’Reports – Arsenal scouts in France to monitor Lyon starBlow for Liverpool! La Liga boss rubbishes Reds links to his top starLiverpool and Bournemouth set sights on Everton youngsterItalian giants could hijack West Ham’s plans to secure Alex Song on a permanent basis‘Five new faces’! West Ham set to splash the cash this summer, says David GoldInter Milan hotshot snubs new contract offer amid Chelsea and Manchester City interestSerbian defender to snub Southampton in favour of Besiktas movelast_img read more

Peterborough United appoint Graham Westley as new manager

first_img1 Peterborough United have announced the appointment of Graham Westley as their new manager.The former Stevenage boss joins the League One outfit after a long recruitment process from the club, who had been without a permanent boss since the sacking of Dave Robertson in early September.Westley, 47, has also been without a job since his departure from the Boro hotseat in May after losing the League Two play-off semi-final.Upon his appointment on Monday, Westley said: “I’m thrilled. This is a great opportunity, it’s a great football club.“There’s not too many other clubs in League One spending around £4m putting a squad together. £1.5m came off the bench on Saturday, so there’s real strength and depth, and the opportunity to work with a talented squad at a place that knows how to win is fantastic for me.”Westley becomes Peterborough’s sixth permanent manager in just over five-and-a-half years and said he will retain caretaker-boss Grant McCann on his coaching staff. The length of his contract was not disclosed.He replaces Robertson, who was dismissed after a run of three wins from 17 games in all competitions.Since his sacking, Posh beat Oldham 5-1 and drew with the high-flying Saddlers under caretaker McCann, who Westley said “would play a big part” at the club under his management.Westley flew out to the United States to meet Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony, who said in a statement he did not judge him on an “his apparent obsession with fitness and physicality over style, flair and fast free-flowing football” from his time at Preston.“I will never as chairman of this football club sit back and watch what could be described as hoof ball or direct and ugly uninspiring football,” MacAnthony added in a statement on the club’s official website.“So understand that Graham Westley is clear on his objectives, what I want and the job that needs to be done at our club and quickly.” New Peterborough United boss Graham Westley last_img read more

DONEGAL PRIEST HAS INDECENT ASSAULT CASE ADJOURNED

first_imgA Donegal priest facing a number of indecent assault charges has had his case adjourned for two weeks.Fr Eugene Boland, whose address is listed as the Parochial House, Killyclogher county Tyrone faces four charges of indecent assault on a female. Fr Boland, who originally from Moville, worked as administrator in Galliagh parish in Derry and also served in the Creggan and Waterside parishes.DONEGAL PRIEST HAS INDECENT ASSAULT CASE ADJOURNED was last modified: January 4th, 2012 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:Fr Eugene Bolandlast_img read more

TOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS

first_imgTOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CSCInterest in the club has really taken off and we now have nearly forty paid-up members. Our registration with The Association of Irish Celtic Supporters has been submitted and we are arranging our first trip over to see the bhoys, details to be announced soon. The time and date of the club meeting in August will be confirmed in the next notice. The club have also confirmed that we’d be more than happy to do pick up’s along the N56 for people wishing to travel to games with us. All welcome to join, please contact John on 085 8375131 for details.”  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tommy-Burns-Celtic-Supporters-Club-Dun-na-Ngalll/615352725151200 TOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWS was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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:TOMMY BURNS DÚN NA nGALL CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

HOW BRAVE NIKKI FIGHTS BACK AGAINST CANCER THROUGH FITNESS

first_imgBy Rachel McLaughlin: Nikki Bradley, 27, is on a mission to get fit – after ten years of recovery setbacks from a rare cancer.She will go to Dublin today for a ‘futuristic’ style surgery to combat the pain she has had since beginning cancer treatment in 2003.In 2002, Nikki was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. She was 16 years old when she discovered a lump in her pelvis. She remembers receiving her diagnosis while wearing her Loreto Convent school uniform. Nikki travelled to England to have the tumour removed after six cycles of chemotherapy. Her condition was so rare that surgeons in Ireland were not confident in doing the procedure.Nikki made the decision early on not to hide her illness.“The support I got in school was unbelievable,” she says. “I never thought that I was going to die. I was lucky the tumour was localised in bone and it couldn’t spread. ”She went through six more cycles of chemotherapy after surgery, followed by radiotherapy for six weeks. Nikki went to the VEC in Letterkenny to do the Leaving Cert after a full year of treatment. But disaster struck after her mock exams. She was suddenly hit with an immense pain that lasted the entire summer. Doctors in Letterkenny General Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin could not determine the cause of the pain. She remembers the journey to St. Vincent’s emergency room as the worst journey of her life.Nikki later learned that she had developed Lymphedema, which meant that her lymph nodes were damaged from the initial surgery in England. Her hip was crumbling and leaning on nerves, causing great pain.In 2007, Nikki had a hip replacement. The pain relief the next day was unbelievable, she says. She was soon able to walk with crutches.Nikki secured a place in NUI Galway, despite not having completed her Leaving Cert. She went through the Access programme, with the help of staff in the VEC.University life promised a new start for Nikki, but pain crept back into her hip. She took a year out to go to Australia in February 2011. On the flight to Australia, a massive infection developed in Nikki’s hip. Her leg and foot had swollen so much that she could not wear a flip-flop sandal. Her entire hip was removed in a Perth hospital. But the temporary prosthesis slipped up inside her just two days after the surgery.Nikki went home to Ireland, to be immediately admitted into St. Vincent’s Hospital.She needed a second hip replacement after a fall before Christmas 2011, where she broke her femur. The procedure failed because her bone cells were severely damaged by radiotherapy. She was also left with a considerable leg length discrepancy. She has needed to use two crutches for the past two years.“The pain is crazy all the time,” she says. Nikki is set to undergo surgery in her spine this week that should transform her pain into a mere tingly feeling. The procedure, called MRI Compatible Spine Cord Simulation, will consist of two separate surgeries to insert two devices in both her spine and stomach. Nikki will get a handheld remote control to hold up to the device in her stomach and transform her pain into a tingling sensation.“It’s a €35000 device, so, that, combined with the £18000 prosthesis, I’m very expensive!” says Nikki.When she heard about the surgery, Nikki’s first thought was the effect it would have on her new training programme with local coach Michael Black, at Optimal Fitness in Letterkenny.Nikki trains for an hour, three times a week in the Optimal Fitness gym at Mountain Top. She also does physiotherapy sessions with her friend Lorraine Boyce. It was Lorraine who suggested that Nikki see Michael. The trio met and set up a training program.Since August, Nikki has been getting fit to raise awareness for UK based charity Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust.She hopes to motivate people in similar situations, and people without disabilities who may have let themselves go or lost motivation.“If I can do it, and I have all of this, people could get motivation from me,” Nikki hopes.There are not a lot of sports for people with disabilities who aren’t in wheelchairs, Nikki says. In the Optimal Fitness gym, Michael puts Nikki through TRX suspension training, cycling and core training to help her balance.Nikki works towards monthly challenges with Michael. Her first task was kayaking in Gartan Lake, something which she was proud to be able to do.”To be able to get into the boat was great in itself”, she says.Nikki’s next target is to climb Mount Errigal, Donegal’s tallest peak. She plans to do the challenge along with local businessman and accomplished mountain climber Jason Black, who is a cousin of Michael’s.This week’s spinal operation will be a setback to Nikki’s training schedule. The Mount Errigal climb is a great motivation to heal quickly, she says. “As soon as I’m up for it, I’ll be back training.”Nikki is documenting her journey through her blog at http://fightingfitforewings.wordpress.com/Keep a watch out on Donegal Daily for updates from Nikki Bradley on her progress.By Rachel McLaughlinHOW BRAVE NIKKI FIGHTS BACK AGAINST CANCER THROUGH FITNESS was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal Dailyfitnesshealthnikki bradleylast_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! 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

Picture Special: Well known south Donegal pub for sale for €125,000

first_imgOne of south Donegal’s oldest and well-known pubs has been placed on the market, it has emerged. Biddy’s Bar of Glencolmcille, which was built over 200 years ago, has been a popular well-loved watering hole for tourists who visit the Gaeltacht village. However, after years of falling into disrepair, the current owners have now took the decision to sell the pub.The folk village is on the Atlantic coast west of Donegal Town in the north-west of Ireland. It consists of several small cottages in the Gaeltacht.It was built and maintained by the local people and it is one of Ireland’s best living-history museums.Biddy’s Bar of GlencolmcilleThe cottages are exact replicas of those used by local people in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and fitted with the furniture of this period.The property can be found listed on daft.ie: “We are delighted to offer for sale, this former traditional public house known locally as Biddy’s Bar of Glencolmcille. The property comprises of a two-storey detached building consisting of a bar and lounge that extends to approximately 216 sq.m / 2,325 sq.ft in area. “The ground floor comprises of a bar with direct access onto the main street and is connected to a separate lounge.“The first-floor accommodation positioned over the ground floor also consists of a bar and lounge and features a double-height vaulted ceiling with exposed stone walls.“The remaining accommodation comprises of a sizable lean-to consisting an open-span bar with independent access.”Picture Special: Well known south Donegal pub for sale for €125,000 was last modified: October 31st, 2019 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)last_img read more

5 Directors You Should Keep An Eye On

first_imgThey may not be household names yet, but these directors are the future of your favorite movie franchises.Top image via CBS Films.The trend of indie directors making the one-feature jump to King Kong or Star Wars means that the possibility of unknown directors taking the helm for mega blockbusters is no longer out of the question. Studios are starting to bank on this idea and are, for the most part, seeing fantastic results — both critically and commercially. With examples like Jurassic World, Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi and Thor: Ragnarok, small-time directors now have the opportunity to head big productions. Let’s take a look at some directors to keep your eye on.Hiro MuraiImage via MTV.Perhaps the best working director you’ve never heard of is Hiro Murai. After directing seven episodes of the recent Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta, Murai also directed an episode of the latest X-Men spinoff series, Legion. Given each show’s reception, Murai’s ascension to the director’s chair on bigger and bolder projects is imminent. Murai excels in the pacing and narrative of episodic television, and his music videos are visionary (see his work with Childish Gambino, Flying Lotus, Chet Faker, and Massive Attack). Even though he hasn’t made his big-screen debut yet, that jump is right around the corner.Macon BlairImage via Radius-TWC.Best known for his understated performances in Jeremy Saulnier’s past two films, Blue Ruin and Green Room, the actor-turned-director just struck gold at Sundance when his little-indie-that-could won the Gand Jury Prize Dramatic then followed that feat with a Netflix deal. Though one successful indie feature doesn’t always guarantee blockbuster projects, consider Colin Trevorrow‘s one-film-jump to Jurassic World. Blair’s film I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a bold entry into the director’s sphere, so expect bigger and better things on the horizon.Jennifer KentImage via IFC Films.Universally acclaimed 2014 horror film The Babadook stunned audiences and critics and certainly garnered well-deserved attention from the studios. The Australian-based director found a way to bring big ideas to her small film while making a finished product that felt large in scope and intimate in characterization. Kent’s next project has been announced as a revenge thriller set in the outback. Sign us up. Her path to mainstream success might be unclear, but her films are certainly a comforting sign of a good filmmaker who found her own voice.Dan TrachtenbergImage via Paramount Pictures.Securing backing from J.J. Abrams for your first feature isn’t the textbook definition of indie filmmaking, but considering where Dan Trachtenberg started and what he had to work with, Trachtenberg has already skyrocketed into the stratosphere of elite filmmakers with only one feature under his belt. Having recently directed the (in my personal opinion) best episode of the recent Black Mirror season, Trachtenberg is almost certain to move onto bigger and better things. There’s an excellent episode of The Nerdist podcast during which Abrams and Trachtenberg talk about how each of them came to know the other and why the new director earned the helm for 10 Cloverfield Lane. You can listen to The Nerdist interview here.David MackenzieImage via CBS Films.David Mackenzie exploded onto the scene last year with the Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water. The film earned praise for its exceptional tone and Coen Brothers-esque pacing. After this Oscar season, the ROI from Hell or High Water will most definitely pique the interest of any rational studio. What lies ahead for Mackenzie is still unclear, but I can only imagine his best work is still in store.Who are some up-and-coming directors whose work you’re excited to see in the near future? Share in the comments below.last_img read more