Tyranny and dictatorship often come stealthily and cunningly

first_imgDear Editor,Tyranny and dictatorship often come “slowly, like fog creeping in on little cat feet” and do so stealthily and cunningly. At other times, they are more “bare-faced” and unwittingly expose their evil intent.The Guyanese people should not be indifferent to this brazen stealthiness (eye-pass); it must be resisted aggressively, vociferously, rigorously, and cooperatively. To do otherwise would risk decades of tyranny and dictatorship.Lest we forget!Sincerely,Dr DevanandBhagwanlast_img read more

NPA MD, Others Honored for Humanitarian Services

first_imgThe First Presbyterian Church in Monrovia has honored a number of its members, including the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Madam Matilda Parker, for what the church termed as their numerous humanitarian services to the church in particular and the Liberian nation.Madam Parker and others were honored with a title of Elder and Deaconess in the First Presbyterian Church.The moderator of the Presbytery of Liberia and pastor the First Training Church of Monrovia, Rev. Sando Townsend, said that what led to Madam Parker being selected for the honor is her numerous contributions to church and society and her active roles in the activities of the church and her country.He made the statement yesterday at a grand reception hosted by Madam Parker at the Monrovia City Hall.Rev. Townsend said that the charming NPA boss has contributed immensely to humanitarian activities, with specific mention of the fight against the killer disease Ebola in the country.Several other Presbyterians were also honored at yesterday’s church service at the corner of Broad and Johnson Streets.Those ordained deacon were Sister Catherine A. Cooper, Sister Celestine S. Johnson, Sister Matilda Parker, Brother Clarence B. Townsend and Brother Henry Harris.The moderator and pastor, Rev. Sando Townsend, also ordained several as elders of the church.  Among them were Sister Edith Yancy, Sister Charessetta V. Nimmo and   Sister Matilda Parker.“It was due to the commitment of these people that the church board agreed to honor them for their services to the church and the country,” said Rev. Townsend.He asserted that the honoring of Madam Parker is not just seen from her being the NPA Director but it was based on the sacrifices she is making to her country and God’s kingdom.In remarks, the NPA Director said it was important to serve humanity rather self. It was  good for one to avail oneself to the service of mankind through the church as an institution and the country whether or not you are in leadership.She urged her fellow Liberians to exert more efforts to live a purposeful life that others can count on for the future.“I live a life with purpose so that people can count on me for the future and I strive to do the very best I can do.”“I was selected to be an   ordained elder of my church because I choose to live a purposeful live.”She used the occasion to call on Christians to provide more support to their churches in order to build the kingdom of God.The NPA MD promised to work with the pastors and her ordained sisters to implement any project the church decides on to carry out.“If women work together, they can do something by bringing about change,” she said.The honoring program was followed by a grand reception held at the Monrovia City Hall.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

77-year-old granted bail for fatal road accident involving vagrant

first_imgSeventy-seven year-old pensioner John Haynes was released on $200,000 bail on Wednesday morning after denying allegations that he killed Morris Jeffery by dangerously driving motorcar HC 184 which he operates as a taxi. According to the police’s case, the accused Alexander Village, Georgetown resident committed the offence on February 10, 2018 on the Brickdam Public Road in the early morning hours.Accused Pensioner John HaynesHaynes, through his attorney, Adrian Thompson, informed Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that he is a father of three as he petitioned for pre-trial liberty. As Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield had no objection to bail being granted to the defendant, Haynes was ordered by the court to report to the Brickdam Police Station every Friday for the duration of the trial.The Chief Magistrate adjourned the matter to February 28 when Haynes will make his next appearance at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.Morris’ death is another recorded case of fatal accidents, which according to police statistics saw a 20 percent increase.“Speeding, speeding/driving under the influence of alcohol and Pedestrian crossing in the path of approaching vehicles were the main causes of the fatal accidents,” the Police said in a statement earlier this week.last_img read more

No approval granted: Town Clerk never received permission to impose fees

first_imgCity garbage collection…ordered to hold public consultationNo approval was granted to Town Clerk Royston King to impose a $200 garbage collection fee in the city of Georgetown.At the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) statutory meeting on Monday, Mayor Patricia Chase Green noted that the full council was yet to approve that proposal and has since ordered Town Clerk King to hold at least one public consultation exercise and present a firm proposal to the Council for approval.Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-GreenKing admitted to the Mayor and City Councillors, at Monday’s statutory meeting, that the collection fee was discussed at the level of the Finance Committee and was raised at the last statutory meeting, but no decisive action was taken on it. He claimed that the matter was put in the public sphere for feedback and they have received positive feedback ever since.However, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Councillor Oscar Clarke said that a firm proposal of all the implications must be brought to the Council for agreement and approval before the charge was implemented. This was agreed to by Mayor Green, who ordered that it be done while directing the Town Clerk to ensure that public consultation was done before the implementation phase.“I would like to have one public consultation where you invite everybody. Explain to them why you do this, what you’re doing this for,” she instructed.Garbage collection feeOn Friday, King unveiled a plan to begin charging residents of Georgetown $200 per barrel of garbage monthly despite them paying the requisite rates and taxes.“It is the principle that we believe that the residents should make a contribution to the collection…We are determining the modalities and they would have to pay at City Hall. We have systems in place to track all our movements at the moment and we would put systems in place to ensure that everyone complies with this,” he had stated.Town Clerk Royston KingThe intent of the fee implementation is to broaden the Council’s revenue base so that it can meet its expenses. The Council’s two garbage contractors Puran Brothers Disposal and Cevons Waste Management withdrew their services on July 30, 2017, as City Hall’s debts had risen to the multimillion-dollar range. According to the companies, the issue of non-payment has been a long-standing one, with many debts going as far back as 2015.However, they had resumed collection after the municipality approached Central Government through the Communities Ministry for a bailout of $475,635, 245 to settle the city’s debt to Puran Brothers, Cevons, and another company after they would have pulled their services owing to non-payment.The bailout was granted, and Central Government decided to pick up the tab until December 31, after which the M&CC would step in. The Council is expected to procure two new garbage trucks to aid in its collection, by the end of June.last_img read more

PSC demands suspension of House-to-House registration

first_img…reminds Chief Elections Officer that exercise clashes with 3 months’ election deadline…says GECOM never verified President’s claim that voters list bloatedThe Private Sector Commission (PSC), one of several accredited elections observers, has written a stinging letter to Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, upbraiding him for starting an unsanctioned, unverified, House-to-House Registration exercise.In the hot seat: GECOM CEO, Keith LowenfieldHouse-to-House Registration began on Saturday with teams travelling across Guyana to register personsAccording to PSC Chairman Captain (retired) Gerry Gouveia in the letter addressed to the CEO, House-to-House Registration is usually preceded by GECOM consulting with important stakeholders, such as elections’ observers. The PSC noted that its repeated attempts to meet with the CEO have been disregarded as GECOM presses on with preparations for the exercise.“We write now as a result of GECOM having officially announced the commencement of house-to-house registration as of 20th July, 2019. We have sought legal advice on this matter, and it is our understanding that you have not been legally directed by the Commission to proceed as you are doing, and that to conduct house-to-house registration is unlawful.“We have also noted that GECOM’s Internal Counsel has advised that GECOM would be in contempt of the ruling of the CCJ to carry out any instruction in this regard from former Chairman James Patterson, whose appointment by the President has been ruled to be flawed.”In his letter, Gouveia reminded Lowenfield that there is a constitutional requirement to hold elections within three months of the validation of the No Confidence Motion. The PSC also pointed out that, in 2008, the last time House-to-House Registration was done, the PSC had participated in consultations involving civil society, political parties, and the international community.“The (2008) decision to conduct House-to-House Registration was inclusive and respectful of all national actors, and the subsequent exercise involved full involvement of Political Parties’ scrutineers in house-to-house visits. There has been, in this instance, a total absence of consultation with the political parties’ scrutineers, and therefore political parties’ scrutiny of the exercise of registration you have now presumed to conduct essential to establishing a credible NRRD.“We cannot have a credible database if these elements are completely absent from the current house-to-house exercise you are embarking on,” the PSC continued.“GECOM’s present conduct is a complete break from its history of inclusivity and respectful engagement with all the relevant stakeholders. GECOM is failing to meet its duty to communicate, provide facts, and justify its actions to the public.”The PSC made it clear that undertaking House-to-House Registration without proper consultation and discussion of any alternatives with stakeholders undermines GECOM’s credibility and trustworthiness as an elections agency, as well as the credibility of officials at the secretariat.National RegisterWhile President David Granger has repeatedly said that the voters list is bloated with 200,000 excess voters (a line repeated by party supporters and Ministers), the PSC pointed out that GECOM never conducted a field test on the National Register of Registrants’ Database (NRRD) to verify if this was even true.“GECOM is not, therefore, in a position to state with credibility that some 200,000 entries on the NRRD do not belong there. This advice to the President begs the question not only of why would anyone tell the President that, but also why would a register under your custody since the 2015 elections, one that gave us a credible election in 2015 and has gone through cycles of continuous registration, have suddenly become so corrupted?”The PSC reminded Lowenfield of his own words back in 2015, when he had sought to allay the fears of observers about the voters list having 570,787 registrants.According to the PSC, Lowenfield had at that time credited this number to GECOM having opened more registration offices and having improved its systems.“GECOM, at that time, admitted to a lag in removing deceased persons and those who migrated permanently, but you personally assured us, and we know this to be true from our experience, that the procedures for voting, with the presence of Political Parties’ scrutineers etc. made it practically impossible for anyone to double vote or vote as an imposter.“You confirmed that GECOM staff and parties’ scrutineers are given folios at every polling station with particulars of voters registered at that station, including photographs. Thus while it was ideal to keep the register scrubbed, you were not concerned then that the size of the list would undermine a free and fair election. Indeed, the 2015 election with a voters’ list of 570,787 electors and 412,012 valid votes cast gave us credible National and Regional Elections.”The PSC also noted that two Local Government Elections were also credibly held after and amid numerous cycles of continuous registration and claims and objections. The PSC therefore questioned the reasoning for GECOM bypassing Claims and Objections — which would maintain the three months’ deadline for early elections — and jump straight to the other extreme of creating a new list through House-to-House Registration.It was also pointed out that persons who may not be at home, or are unavoidably out of the jurisdiction, would end up being deregistered.In view of all these circumstances, the PSC has demanded that GECOM suspend the house-to-house exercise — which has been pushed by both the Government and its three nominated commissioners: Vincent Alexander, Charles Corbin and Desmond Trotman — until a new and credible GECOM Chairman is appointed to arbitrate on, and decide, the way forward.“It is the responsibility of GECOM and the Government to canvass the positions of all the political parties for a decision that is in the best interest of the country. The ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice must be respected”, the PSC contends.“In the meantime, we call on you, as Chief Elections Officer, to discharge your duty professionally and objectively, and provide information to the public to correct misinformation about the voters list and voting process,” Gouveia wrote, adding that GECOM would be closely watched.The PSC’s letter comes as pressure continues to mount on the Government to comply with the Constitution amidst attempts by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger to find a new GECOM Chairman.Recently, representatives of the international community had urged the country’s political players to act swiftly and in compliance with the Constitution, as ordered by the CCJ. This has followed similar urgings from other private sector bodies and sections of society.last_img read more

LAUSD fails children again with plan to charge to use playgrounds

first_imgLAUSD fails children again with plan to charge to use playgrounds THE Los Angeles Unified School District, with its $6.4billion budget, its thousands of overpaid bureaucrats and its flawed, $500million payroll system, needs to come up with a piddly $3.8million to balance its books. So where do district officials plan to get cash? Where else? From the kids. Superintendent David Brewer III has announced that, come March, the LAUSD will begin charging some nonprofit groups for the use of district facilities for after-school events. That means youth sports leagues and other organizations that give kids something constructive to do will have to start paying – and the results could be disastrous. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The Northridge City Little League, for example, will need to pony up about $2,000 a week for its 12-week season. That comes to about $37 per kid – an expense that will surely be passed on to a good many families that can’t afford it. This, at a time when city officials all agree that gangs are our most pressing issue – and that quality after-school programs are a great way to keep kids from joining gangs. And this, at a time when obesity has become a childhood health crisis – and our children need supervised exercise more than ever. All so the district can save a few bucks that could easily be trimmed from its administrative bloat. But being the LAUSD, this policy isn’t just pernicious; it’s also unfair. For starters, the Girl Scouts are exempt, probably because they fought this policy so passionately, and appealed directly to school board member Tamar Galatzan. It helps to have a voice in high places. Too bad not everyone does. Other nonprofit groups will be placed into one of two pricing categories, depending on how well they measure up to prescribed district criteria – a policy likely to benefit better-funded, more organized groups, as well as the well-connected. Least fair of all, though, is that the taxpayers of Los Angeles – who have already paid for these facilities, and did so under the promise that they would be available for community use – are now being charged a second time. The LAUSD is pinching pennies at the expense of public safety, public health and good government. Kids will suffer so bureaucrats can prosper. It’s an LAUSD obscenity.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Andros Townsend: Thank Tottenham for my free-kick abilities

first_img Andros Townsend celebrates his winning goal against Crystal Palace 1 Andros Townsend has claimed being outcast at Tottenham is the reason he can now score free-kicks as good as the one he bagged v Crystal Palace on Saturday.The winger curled in a powerful left-footed attempt in a vital 1-0 win for the Magpies, having arguably his most important impact for the Tyneside club since linking up with them in January.It has been a fantastic turnaround for the 24-year-old, who, just a few months ago, was out of favour at White Hart Lane and being forced to train with the second team.However, Townsend – whose work ethic has never been brought into question – used this time to further his own career, spending time after practice to work on his set piece delivery.Townsend said: “At the back end of last year, I used to stay out for hours practising free-kicks, left foot then right foot.“It was frustrating, but all that hard work on the training field eventually pays off. It paid off in dividends against Palace – in front of 52,000 fans.”It was while an outcast that the Magpies invested £12million in Townsend’s services, and the winning goal against Palace has been his most telling contribution of an impressive start on Tyneside.He said: “I have scored goals when we were 5-0 down and 3-0 down, then a third goal in a 3-0 win against Swansea. But this is what you live for, moments like this when your team really needs it.“I’m glad to repay the faith and hopefully in the last two games, I can contribute with more goals and assists.”READ MORE: Danny Murphy: ‘I’d take in-form Newcastle star Andros Townsend to Euro 2016 over Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’last_img read more

Liverpool team to start v Villarreal tonight: return of key fit again Reds star!

first_img 11. Roberto Firmino 23. Emre Can – see the full line up, in reverse squad number order, by clicking the arrow above – The German midfielder is back in training and is set to be a part of the squad tonight. Will he start? 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 20. Adam Lallana 21. Lucas 11 Liverpool will attempt to reach their first European final in nine years when they host Spanish club Villarreal in the Europa League tonight.The Reds conceded a last gasp goal to lose 1-0 in the away leg last Thursday, but it’s everything to play for at Anfield, where they have already produced an incredible comeback to beat fancied Borussia Dortmund.Villarreal are sat fourth in a very strong Spanish league, and if they advance past Liverpool it could easily be an all Spanish Europa League final, with the Champions League final already an all La Liga affair.It’s going to be tough for Liverpool to ensure that Spanish monopoly doesn’t happen, but manager Jurgen Klopp has been boosted by the return to training of midfielder Emre Can.Will the German start at Anfield? Will Daniel Sturridge get a game?Take a look at our predicted line up, above, and share your thoughts on the players and team you would pick – just leave a comment below. 10. Philippe Coutinho 11 22. Simon Mignolet 11 15. Daniel Sturridge 7. James Milner 2. Nathaniel Clyne 6. Dejan Lovren 11 18. Alberto Moreno last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgSuccessful 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 (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. WEDNESDAY Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 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. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventProstate 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. last_img read more

Lifford woman scoops €21,000 and luxury holiday on Winning Streak!

first_imgLifford woman Emily Lynch won a massive €21,000 and a luxury holiday worth €3,000 to Venice on Winning Streak last night.When she discovered she would be appearing on the show last week, her house was packed full of relatives and close friends after she had put on a spread to mark the anniversary mass of her late husband Seamus, who passed away two years ago.She had the television on in the background, and says that nobody heard her name being drawn except for herself and her brother Brendan. She says that Seamus sent this gift to her and is a nice end to a “tough couple of years”.Emily was well supported last night with Marty remarking on the size of her family!“You have a lovely family, there’s a load in your family isn’t there?” he said. “There’s plenty of them,” Emily laughed, and explained to Marty that she has five brothers and five sisters. “And they’re all here looking for money!” Marty joked.She also admitted to having a “wee brandy” to chase away the nerves before coming onto the set! Emily says that her winnings will go towards renovating the house, her son Seamus’ wedding in April, and towards a treat for her mum Frances.When asked to pick a colour during the Fantastic Five game, she said “green for Donegal!”As they say, you can take the woman out of Donegal…!Lifford woman scoops €21,000 and luxury holiday on Winning Streak! was last modified: December 5th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalLiffordWinning Streaklast_img read more