MOST READ Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol shoots while defended by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond. APAUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Marc Gasol knew his shot would come back eventually.It didn’t take long.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Senators to proceed with review of VFA PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Gasol was the only Grizzlies player to reach double figures until JaMychal Green got there with 1:03 to play.Van Gundy had planned to change his starting lineup after three straight losses, but Jon Leuer missed shootaround after being in a car accident. Leuer played, scoring 18 points, but Van Gundy decided to hold off on starting him until Friday against Golden State.“Jon’s been our most consistent player lately, so we wanted him on the floor as much as we could,” Van Gundy said.Reggie Jackson also scored 18 for the Pistons, while Andre Drummond had 13 points and 19 rebounds.“This was definitely a step in the right direction,” Jackson said. “We need to get better, but we battled tonight. The effort was better than it has been. We just made too many mistakes.”For much of the first half, it looked as though the Pistons were headed for another blowout loss, as they trailed by as many as 18 points. A 16-2 run cut the deficit to 42-38, but Memphis pushed it back to nine at halftime.Detroit made another run in the third quarter, but was never able to get enough stops to pose a serious threat. Gasol scored 14 in the period – his second double-digit quarter – and Memphis took a 79-63 lead into the final 12 minutes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Harden, Gordon catch fire as Rockets down Suns Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young After shooting 29-percent during a three-game losing streak, Gasol went 14-for-17 and matched a career high with 38 points as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 98-86 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).“I knew I just had to keep shooting and keep trying to help the team as much as I could until things starting falling,” said Gasol, who went 18-for-62 during the slump. “Tonight I got going, and my teammates kept finding me. When you are making shots, everything seems easier.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliMemphis coach David Fizdale wasn’t surprised that his team turned things around one night after losing in overtime to the Boston Celtics.“This group never stays down for long,” he said. “It’s a tough-minded team and all I have to do is keep them coming back.” Detroit dropped its fourth straight, all by double figures.“I was getting good looks, but everything was going in and out, which happens in this league,” said Marcus Morris, who was 1-for-11 from the floor and guarded Gasol. “Marc’s a bad boy. He’s 7-foot-1 and he’s pump-faking before hitting 3s. That’s tough to guard.”Detroit’s defense, which had infuriated coach Stan Van Gundy over the last three games, improved against Memphis. The Grizzlies shot 42.7 percent from the field, but hit 40-percent of their 3-pointers and added 22 points on 17 Pistons turnovers.“I thought the defense was good enough to win, even with Marc having a career night,” Van Gundy said. “So that was a positive, and I thought we got good looks. But we couldn’t put the ball in the basket and we turned it over way too many times, so we’re still frustrated on offense.”Memphis was boosted by the return of Chandler Parsons, who missed the previous 17 games with a bone bruise on his left knee. He had two points and two rebounds in 15 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports
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Minutes after the Guyana Police Force revealed that there has been a 21 per cent decrease in fatalities up to the end of March, a pedestrian was on Wednesday afternoon killed after he was struck down by a speeding vehicle at Montrose, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Dead is 53-year-old Nazim Ali of Lot 9 Sherry Field, La Bonne Intention, ECD. While information remains sketchy, Guyana Times understands that the now dead man was walking along the Montrose Railway Embankment when he was struck down.Dead: Nazim AliBased on reports received, as a result of the impact, Ali sustained severe injuries to his body and died on the spot. He was nevertheless picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The driver of the 4×4 vehicle was taken into custody as Police continue their investigations.Mark Ali, a nephew of the now dead man, when contacted, told Guyana Times that he was at home when he received a call from a friend informing him that his uncle was involved in an accident.He claimed that based on what he was told, his uncle, who is a fish vendor, was heading home when the vehicle, which was overtaking another vehicle, struck him down. He said that the driver was reportedly drunk.He further stated that after receiving the news, he immediately rushed to the scene where he saw his uncle’s mangled body on the roadway.The grieving nephew noted that his uncle was a quiet individual, who did not get into any problems.
3. Andy Cole – 62 goals in 95 Premier League games – Click the arrow to see which player scored 66 in 95 – If there is one thing you can say about Andy Cole, its that he knows the route to goal. The former Newcastle and Man United hitman certainly proved that, hitting a hugely respectable 62 league goals in 95 games including a stonking 34 in 40 for the Magpies in the 1993/94 season. 5 5 5 =4. Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez – 61 goals in their first 95 Premier League games – Click the arrow to see which player scored 62 in 95 – Sergio Agueros goal tally since arriving in England may be impressive, but perhaps surprisingly it is no more impressive than another South American star, Luis Suarez. The two had differing starts to life in the Premier League, with Aguero hitting the ground running, while Suarez initially struggled to regularly score. However, upon hitting 95 top flight games to pairs scoring record is identical. 2. Ruud van Nistelrooy – 66 goals in 95 Premier League games – Click the arrow to see which player scored the most goals in his first 95 PL games – The modern poacher, Ruud van Nistelrooy is another player who made poking the ball in from yards out an art. The Dutchman was so good at it that he managed to find the net an incredible 66 times in his first 95 appearances for Man United. 48 league goals in his first two seasons was followed by another 20 in his third campaign. During his time at Old Trafford, Van Nistelrooy hit the 20 goal mark four times in five years. Sergio Aguero’s four-goal haul against Tottenham Hotspur has taken his Premier League total to 61 in just 95 games for Man City – a pretty impressive haul – but how does it measure up to the top flight’s greatest strikers in the PL era?We decided to take a look. Click the arrow to find out who has the best record. 5 6. Thierry Henry scored 56 goals in his first 95 Premier League games – click the arrow above right to see which players have an even better record in their first 95 games (including Sergio Aguero) – Widely regarded as Arsenals finest-ever player by hoards of Gooners, the clubs record goalscorer initially struggled to find the net upon arriving at Highbury in 1999 drawing a blank in his opening eight matches. Henry eventually finished his maiden season with 17 league goals, and went on to record 226 league goals for Arsenal. But his haul in those initial 95 Premier League games doesn’t match Sergio Aguero’s tally… or four more strikers. Click the slideshow arrows above to see who did even better than Henry. 5 1. Alan Shearer – 77 goals in 95 Premier League games – Perhaps the finest goalscorer the Premier League has ever seen, Alan Shearer is the runaway leader, with the former Blackburn and Newcastle star hitting an unbelievable 77 goals in his first 95 Premier League appearances. While he is perhaps more synonymous with Newcastle, it was with Blackburn that the Englishman was at his most prolific, scoring 112 league goals for the club in four years.
Former Manchester City star Paul Dickov has echoed Vincent Kompany’s opinion of Sergio Aguero – claiming the Argentine is ‘special’.The Premier League champions had to come from behind to beat Bayern Munich in their Champions League clash at the Etihad, with the 26-year-old scoring a hat-trick.Manuel Pellegrini’s side failed to impress in others areas of the game and will count themselves lucky not to have been further behind.And Dickov, who was at Tuesday evening’s clash, claims the former Atletico Madrid forward was the difference.“Every time Aguero got the ball there was constant panic in the Bayern Munich defence,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“As poor as Man City were last night, Vincent Kompany was right when he said Aguero was a very special player.”You can listen to exclusive live national radio commentary of the Premier League clash between Southampton and Manchester City on Sunday from 1:30pm
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini could be on his way to Russia in the summer.The Inter Milan boss is coming under mounting pressure at the San Siro and is expected to part company with the club should they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Mancini has already been linked to the Italy job, which will become available when Antonio Conte departs after Euro 2016.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mancini has received offers from CSKA Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg as well as the Russian national team.It was originally understood that Mancini would only leave Inter to return to the Premier League but now the 51-year-old is considering a career in Russia should he leave Inter at the end of the season. Roberto Mancini, the Inter Milan manager 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings GLENDALE – Taking clippers to a tree can be costly in Glendale, where a couple has been fined $347,600 for pruning 13 trees on and around their property. City officials, though, say any attempt to collect the fine is on hold and they have no intention of charging that much. It’s just a matter of regulations not being properly tailored to fit the offense, officials said. “None of us are going to put that kind of fine on the people,” said City Councilman Dave Weaver. Within the next couple of months, the City Council is expected to discuss the ordinance on which the fine was based – it’s calculated based on a formula – and examine how it could be changed. But Ann and Michael Collard – the couple on Whiting Woods Road that received the $347,600 notice of violation last month – aren’t relaxing yet. “I’ll only be relieved when they finally tell us that they’ve either relieved us from the fine or changed it to something reasonable,” said Michael Collard, 36. The city’s ordinance protects indigenous trees – the oaks, sycamores and bay laurels that normally grow in the area. The law was passed about 20 years ago, after a developer cut down old oak trees in the Mountain Oaks area and residents reacted in an uproar, said Bob McFall, assistant city manager. The city increased the fines earlier this year because other developers were cutting down trees – and paying the fine as a cost of doing business, officials said. But officials say that when they changed the ordinance, they never anticipated anyone would be fined the way the Collards were. The Collards hired a licensed tree-trimming company to prune 13 trees, including five trees on city property near the street that they later found out they were not supposed to touch, Michael Collard said. In June, the city told the tree trimmers to stop pruning the 13 trees. “We knew the trees were protected – can’t knock them down, can’t cut a limb,” Collard said. “But we were under the impression that for light pruning, a permit wasn’t required.” The Collards should have gotten a permit for the work, McFall said. It’s free, but it allows the city to know about the upcoming work and to provide advice on how to best prune a tree, he said. As it is, the trees on and around the Collard property were improperly pruned, diminishing their value, McFall said. There are a few other unresolved cases of individuals being fined under the city’s indigenous-tree ordinance. But none of them face the kind of fine the Collards were issued – and all of them committed tree destruction instead of just pruning, McFall said. Fines are calculated based on a formula that takes into account the size of the tree and other factors, McFall said. Soon after the Collards were fined $347,600, the city put the issue on hold until it could sort out how much they should really pay. But that still hasn’t happened yet. “We don’t know what they expected when they sent that in the mail – if they just expected us to whip out our checkbook and write a check for $350,000,” said Michael Collard. firstname.lastname@example.org 818-546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesCedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. THURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults 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. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. 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. 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. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. 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 Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host dinner, 7 at The Great Wall restaurant, 2001 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations by today. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $3 for club members, $5 for nonmembers. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with anxieties, panic attacks, depression and fears, will meet, 2 p.m. at Los Angeles County Mental Health offices, 349A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3956. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. 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. 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 Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. 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. 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. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 317-7021. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. 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. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. 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, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. 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) 943-1017.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Glengad United shot back to the top of the Inishowen League Premier Division with an emphatic win over Illies.Illies Celtic 0 Glengad United 4By Charlie Collins at Stranaclea Two opportunist goals from Terence Doherty and two crackers from Christy Fildara McLaughlin steered Glengad Utd to victory and back to the top.After a closely contested first-half the visitors 0-1 at the break. Illies Celtic had a great chance to equalise early in the second-half but failed to convert and two minutes later Christy Fildara blasted high to the net from 30 yards to make it 2-0 and Glengad were in control from then on.The opening 25 minutes were evenly contested with neither team creating any real chances. Illies went close in the 26th minute but Paddy Doherty was denied by some last ditch defending and Glengad responded well with a number of good attacks.Christy and Stephen Fildara both went close within a minute and then a Stephen pile-driver hit the crossbar. A minute later the visitors took the lead. John Gerard McLaughlin did well to head a cross following a corner back across the 6 yard line and Terence reacted quicker to flick the ball to the net in the 35th minute.Illies responded can immediately and after some good work on the ball Kevin McGonagle laid off a pass which Paul Doherty drilled goal-wards from 25 yards which had keeper Kevin McLaughlin diving to his left to parry away.Just before the break Glengad full-back did well to keep the ball in play and his low cross found Terence Doherty but his shot was just wide.Nine minutes into the second-half Glengad had a big let-off when keeper Kevin McLaughlin attempted to pass the ball out instead of putting his boot through it which looked the best option by some distance.Liam Doherty intercepted and set up a chance for Paddy Doherty but keeper McLaughlin redeemed himself by making a good save but perhaps the striker should have done better. Two minutes later that missed opportunity looked even more costly as Connor Barrow did well well before feeding Christy Fildara who hammered home a 30 yard pile-driver to Jonathan Noone’s top corner, giving the keeper no chance and Glengad a 2-0 lead in the 56th minute.Eight minutes later it was 3-0. Christy fed Stephen wide on the right, he raced to the by-line and pulled back a low cross which found Terence who still had plenty to do before getting his shot away. ‘keeper Noone did get a hand to it but couldn’t prevent it from crossing the line.Illies continued to compete and sub Gavin Doherty had a couple of chances to pull at least one back for them , heading a really good cross from Frankie O’Connor wide. In the 80th minute the Fildara’s combined again as Christy hit the inside of the post from Stephen’s return pass but on the stroke of full-time he produced another moment of sheer class when he added his second and Glengad’s fourth with a super long-range curling strike from near the sideline to round off an important win for his team and top spot in the table over the festive season. Illies Celtic: Jonathan Noone, David Doherty, Frankie O’Connor, Shane Doherty, Adrian Doherty-Donaghy, Paul Doherty, Brendan Doherty, Dominick Coyle, Paddy Doherty, Kevin McGonagle, Liam Doherty. Subs: Gavin Doherty for B.Doherty (60), Dominick Doherty and John Campbell for D.Doherty and McGonagle (70).Glengad United: Kevin McLaughlin, Paddy McDermott , Finn McClure, John Gerard McLaughlin, Jason Doherty, Dillon Ruddy, Stephen McLaughlin , Seamus Doherty, Terence Doherty, Connor Barrow, Christopher McLaughlin. Subs: Cathal McDaid for Barrow (70) Declan McLaughlin and Joe Doherty for S.McLaughlin and S.Doherty (85), Nathan McConalogue for T.Doherty (90).Referee: Martin McGonigleGlengad United back on top of Inishowen League after win in Illies was last modified: December 15th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)