Mourinho vows to break Spurs’ trophy drought and prove he’s a serial winner

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has vowed to lead Tottenham to silverware and prove he is still a serial winner.Spurs need to overturn a 1-0 deficit against RB Leipzig tonight to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.1 Mourinho has vowed to break Spurs’ trophy drought and prove he’s a serial winnerBoss Mourinho is reeling from news £27million winger Steven Bergwijn is out for the season with an ankle issue.But despite his injury-hit side facing meltdown, Mourinho promised to end their 12-year trophy drought.He said: “I believe Spurs is not going to be my only club without silverware. I’ve won it at every club and I believe I am going to do it also with Tottenham.”Mourinho has Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko and Ben Davies all sidelined for tonight’s trip to Germany.But he has won trophies with every club he has managed since taking over at Porto in 2002.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesAnd the bullish Portuguese said: “I’ve been here for three or four months. I got the team in a very difficult situation — and now it is even more difficult.“But I believe in me, in the players, in the club and I believe that during my three-and-a-half-year deal I will help the club to do it.“Against Leipzig the mental side is very important. Sometimes you win on quality, on options, on a phenomenal bench to turn a match around.“But at this moment, that’s not our case. We have a very small group of players giving everything they can.“If we make it, it will be more based on fantastic empathy within the group.“It’s easy to have a good group when the situation is amazing and more difficult when the situation is hard.“But I am with the boys — and hopefully can help them.”Leipzig are dreaming of reaching their first- ever Champions League quarter-final.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/tbXo0vxhe.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.5/componentLoader.js?116347″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DtbXo0vxhe%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.5%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F116347%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FtbXo0vxhe.json”]MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe Germans outplayed last season’s beaten finalists in North London, but only had Timo Werner’s penalty to show for it.Boss Julian Nagelsmann warned: “Spurs is still a good team. They counter well and have a very clear game plan.“It is important we play the same way as in the first leg in London. Any player who doesn’t go to the limit is out of place.”RB Leipzig vs Tottenham FREE – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Champions League clashlast_img read more

“We rested 10 days and I watched all the games of Madrid”

first_imgHistorical: “This club only has a Recopa in 1970 and a few semifinals of the Champions League. We have not won anything, It is a satisfaction to win here because we are not used to doing these things. Hopefully we will do it in the future and go to any field and play as we have done”.Decision that De Bruyne throw the penalty: “The penalty is a compromise, Shot and scored. Without more. So I say thank you, because a penalty under pressure is not easy.”He spoke with the referee: “The referee thinks he is retiring and is a very good friend of a friend of mine from Brescia and I have told him that he had been talking to my friend. The penalty? I have not seen the play on television. If they complain it is that something will have happened” .The key draw: “Of course. Courtois has stopped very well. We weren’t successful in the definition. There is no 90 minutes in which you control everything. This competition can be won that way. You cannot dominate in all stages the 90 minutes. Sometimes you need this. Except for Benzema, we don’t allow many shots. Then we gave a tad, but we overcame. “Injury to Laporte: “It’s probably four or five months low. We expected to have it until the end.”Stimulus before penalty: “We cannot control what happens outside the field, only what happens in the field.”Coach who won Madrid most times: “I won with Barcelona but also with Bayern we lost because we didn’t play very well. Madrid always has good players and we will see what happens in the future.”Gabriel Jesus: “There is no other striker in the world who does what he does. When he starts to make diagonals it is so fast so good we decided to play with him because they defend in a very concrete way, and when this happens, we must make the field wider , because if not they, with Varane, Ramos, Valverde, they will stop you. “Study to Madrid: “To the opponents I look at them as much as possible. We had 10 days off in England and I looked at all the possible games of Madrid. They started with a 4-3-3 and in the break they went to a 4-4-2. I gave a lot of information to my players. I didn’t know Valverde until this season. If they put high pressure on the Camp Nou, how can they not do it at home? I’ve always been going to win, even if Muller says no. to tell my players what will happen so they know it. “Party preparation: “Two days after the game, but before we started last week and it is different to play against Madrid than with the English teams.”From Bruyne: “For me it is. I am not going to take the opposite of Rio Ferdinand. He is a creative player but he works hard.” Champions League* Data updated as of February 26, 2020 Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola was very pleased with his team’s match at Santiago Bernabéu in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.Almost sentenced: “I don’t see it that way. If a team can go around a tie it is Madrid. We didn’t steal it at the beginning because they are very good at the control. They have marked us when we were better and then we scored when they were better This competition has highs and lows. We created many occasions. Courtois was immense. The result is very good because of scoring two goals. “center_img Explanation of the match: “They had a lot against Vinicius and Bale and then with Valverde in the second half they’ve put on the right. We have legs too. And what we talked about past experiences: you can’t master 90 minutes. It’s impossible. Within our inexperience defending so far back, we have done well. “Do you think the compliments will rain and it will be said that he has won over Zidane ?: “I will take them because we have won. This invention is like that. Because we have won. If we had lost, it would be said how they played without a center forward … Everyone does what they can. We are happy. We had many occasions and that is that in the Bernabéu cannot make 20 scoring chances. We try to come to win and we play for that. When you win they are all flowers and how smart the coaches are. When you think about it, the opposite is true. “Personal reading: “My reading would be the same regardless of the result. The thing has changed by details. We tied when they were better. As a coach I always read how the game was not based on the result. I try to be honest.”Then he attended the media in the press roomProud of players: “I’m happy for the victory. Playing against Madrid, which has a lot of personality. Football is like that. At the beginning we didn’t have time to have a sequence 10-15 passes in a row. Then we played better. We conceded a goal that we didn’t have to leave “When Madrid was better we scored. Today we are happy, but we have to see the return and we start to worry. It is not over yet. We have the experience of this club and we hope to do it well.”last_img read more

Abundant Natural Resources, but Poverty-stricken People

first_imgArticle 7 of the Liberian Constitution states that all citizens of this country must be free and treated fairly in the society; that our national riches and God’s gifts in our forest and forest lands be properly taken care of so that all Liberians may receive equal benefits for self-improvement and for the development of the country.Again in chapter 10 of the 2006 New Forest Law of Liberia—otherwise known as the National Forest Reform Law— states that the reason for the New Forest Law is to give power to communities so that they can carry on complete and careful control of the forests of Liberia for a very long period of time. The communities will do this by setting up a plan that will be in line with a law that will support community-rights in taking proper care of the forest materials when anyone wants to use the forest for any reason.The National Forest Reform Law also made it clear that the community will have the right to no less than 55% of all the revenues or income or all of the money and benefits that will come from any logging activities concession companies carry out in their forests.The Land Rights and Community Forestry Program (LRCFP) is a UASID project assisting the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and forest-based communities to jointly manage Liberia’s forest lands.With such good laws on the books and an abundance of natural resources, there is no doubt that 90% of the 3.5 million people according to the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services 2008 Housing and Population Census, should have been living at the middle-class level.With such a small population, however, the vast majority is still living on less than US$1 a day despite naturally abundant mineral and forest resources.This author saw stacks of logs belonging to the Atlantic Resources Logging Company, a logging company that is operating in Lofa County but using Botota, Kokoyah Statutory District seat of the local administration as transit point.It is not hyperbole, but one has to throw his head to the back of his neck in order to fully assess the height of the stockpiled logs.When our correspondent visited Botota over the weekend, it was established that the logs are stockpiled in the area before being transported to the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County for shipment.The poor people will always have less access to health, education and other basic services.Problems of hunger, malnutrition, and disease afflict the poorest in this country. The poorest are typically marginalized from society and have little representation or voice in public and political debates, making it even harder for them to escape poverty, Paramount Chief Togar Glegboe asserted.Paramount Chief Togar Glegboe named inequality, bad government policy and exploitation by people with power and influence as some of the causes of abject poverty in this country.“High levels of inequality will affect social cohesion and lead to problems such as an increase in crime and violence. Inequality is often a measure relative to poverty” the Paramount Chief emphasized.Despite huge resources, and a small population people are not feeling the positive impact of our minerals and forests resources, the Paramount Chief Togar Glegboe concluded.The forests are some of the most important among the many gifts of God in Liberia which belong to us as a people, our children and grand children; so policy makers should ensure that real laws made for the betterment of our children and the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sinking…

first_img…of the traditionalThe philosopher Antonio Gramsci – who did try to change the world, rather than just explaining it – made an observation that’s most apropos to our present situation: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum, a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.”Unfortunately, the PNC government completely misapprehend what Gransci was saying, and as a result, they’re about to launch another 28 years of destruction on Guyana, especially in the economic sphere. Having been installed right after oil was struck off our shores – and the two events are definitely NOT coincidental – they salivate at the prospect of a new Guyana floating on a sea of plenty, through oil revenues.Nothing wrong with that – although that sea of plenty would’ve been much “plentier” if Trotman hadn’t sold us down the river. What IS wrong is: the PNC seem to think they’ve got to actually KILL the old economy! Even during the 2015 elections, Granger had insisted sugar had to go…and it was only to get the AFC fly into the PNC parlour that Granger changed his “mouth”. But from what he did immediately after, he certainly hadn’t changed his mind!!Sugar is gone because Granger knows this will also be the death knell of the PPP’s staunchest base.What Granger and his PNC will never understand – because, like Clive Thomas, they’re all deskbound “moutars” – is Gramsci’s ‘death of the old’ isn’t meant “literally”! The old has to be TRANSMUTED into the new…and it represents continuity with change.Of course sugar had to go!! Under the old relations of production, the workers were always oppressed by a monstrous hierarchical system. But where it had to ‘go’ was to a higher level, where those objectionable features were removed….not to throw thousands of workers into the streets!!Sugar should’ve been diversified, and workers should’ve been facilitated by the coming oil revenues to become farmers for a world where ‘food security” is the mantra of the age. But because of the vindictiveness of a Granger, who’s vowed to fulfil the ‘legacy” of his mentor, Burnham, he’s unleashed the “morbid symptoms” of hopelessness, starvation and unemployment on seventy thousand affected persons by his sugar closures. Just because they supported the PPP.But history has a way of unfolding where it can creep up and bite smart alecks like Granger and the PNC right on their behinds. The dust hadn’t even settled on his sugar workers’ dust-up when an innocuous butterfly released by Trump over in USA triggered a tsunami in the bauxite industry here.And guess which party they support? Payback’s not only a bitch – it can be poetic justice!!…in fraudWhile Clive Thomas was marching under the midday sun – without the “Cork-Hat” he had at Queen’s – railing against corruption in the company of the British High Commish, right across town, the folks who were supposed to be doing the actual fighting were having their pics taken with their trainers: Security Reform Advisor to the President, Russell Combe; Irish security expert Sam Sittlington, and the UK-based facilitators Tony Crampton and Mark Dilliway.Was it because of this top-heavy presence of foreigners that Thomas later insisted he “wants local ownership of corruption”?? Surely, he couldn’t have meant he wanted locals to be actually INVOLVED in corruption, right? He already pronounced the local PPP had CRIMINALISED the state and “SIPHONED OFF” billions and billions!! That’s LOCAL, right?Anyhow, he’d barely finished speaking when it was announced there was a $35 million fraud at GuySuCo!! Since he was Chair of GuySuCo’s Board and had a fiduciary duty to prevent fraud, is he going to investigate himself for criminal negligence?The job of a corruption fighter’s never done, is it??!…the Justice SystemHow can Basil Williams, the (Executive’s) Minister of Legal Affairs, tell the DPP the charges brought by the PPP against Lawrence and Norton for “criminal misfeasance” should be “reviewed”??That’s her prerogative, and his call is intimidating to the judicial branch.last_img read more

Amputee granted bail on wounding charge

first_imgAn amputee was slapped with a wounding charge and granted bail on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Gary Morris appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and denied the charge which stated that on November 29, 2019, at Orange Walk, Bourda, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Navindra Kumar.The court heard on Monday that the two men had a misunderstanding when the 49-year-old father of two took an object out of his pocket and wounded the virtual complaint. A report was made and Morris was arrested.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus released Morris on $60,000 bail. The case will continue on January 6, 2020.last_img

Temple City stays in control

first_imgDo knocked down three 3-pointers, all in the second quarter, and finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Rams (14-13). Sunarto had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Carrillo, on the other hand, finished far below his 21.1-point average with a season-low four points for the Oilers (12-16). “They took Michael out of the game with a box-and-one and it made it difficult for us,” Montebello coach Marino Angulo said. “We were able to hit our other players earlier, but in the end, we need Michael.” Said Temple City coach Rich Hollinger: “It’s turning out that the box-and-one is our best defense.” Chen and Do turned out to be the Rams’ best offense in the first half. Do single-handedly gave the Rams (14-13) the momentum and control of the game late in the second quarter with 12 quick points during a 21/2-minute span. His first 3-pointer snapped a 20-20 tie with 3:02 to play in the first half. His third trey of the quarter capped a 12-4 run to give Temple City a 32-24 advantage. “The key was the 3-pointers,” Angulo said. “After that, it was over.” Montebello pulled within four, 36-32, midway through the third quarter, but Temple City used a 16-4 outburst to put the game away. “Our guys just kept our cool,” Hollinger said. The Rams enjoyed a 43-31 rebounding advantage, including 18 offensive boards. “(The Almont League) is a bit scrappy, where ours is finesse, so we had to prepare for a battle,” Hollinger said. Juan Artiga led the Oilers with 13 points and five rebounds. Oscar Robles had 12 points and nine rebounds and John Ramos scored nine points and had a game-high 12 rebounds. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-6611, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Temple City’s concerted effort to contain Carrillo slowed down the Oilers. The Rams’ trio of David Chen, Will Do and Tommy Sunarto provided the knockout punch. Chen scored 28 points to lead the Rams to a 64-46 victory over the Oilers in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III-AA playoffs on Friday at Temple City High. center_img TEMPLE CITY – When it came to devising a game plan for Montebello High School’s leading scorer Michael Carrillo, the Temple City boys basketball team thought inside the box. As in box-and-one. last_img read more

Iran first World Cup team to arrive in Russia

first_img0Shares0000Iran’s Mehdi Taremi (R) celebrates with his teammates Sardar Azmoun (C) and Alireza Jahan Bakhsh a © AFP/File / Karim JAAFARMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 5 – Iran became the first team Tuesday to arrive in Russia for the World Cup, a month-long celebration of football that kicks off in Moscow’s historic Luzhniki Stadium on June 14.Playing in their fifth finals and ranked 36 by FIFA, Iran begin their campaign against Group B rivals Morocco on June 15 in Nizhny Novgorod. They then travel to Kazan for a June 20 clash against former World Cup winners Spain, before concluding their group stage matches against Portugal on June 25.The three-time Asian Cup winner easily qualified for their second successive World Cup, going unbeaten in 10 matches in their Asian group.Iran lost 2:1 to Turkey in their last friendly on May 28, and have one last World Cup warmup against Lithuania on June 8.Coached by Portugal’s Carlos Queiroz, who has also managed his national side, Iran are long-shots to make their first knockout stage of a World Cup.European bookmakers put their odds of winning the whole thing at 500 to 1.They will be based at the training facilities of the Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow, on the Russian capital’s southwestern outskirts.Grouping 32 nations, the World Cup concludes in Moscow on July 15.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool and Arsenal join Bayern Munich in the race to sign Juventus star

first_imgLiverpool and Arsenal have been joined by Bayern Munich in the race to sign Kingsley Coman.The 19-year-old Juventus star is billed as one of the hottest properties in European football but has reportedly revealed his frustration at a lack of game time in Turin.Speculation is mounting that Germany World Cup winner Mario Gotze could join the Italian double winners this summer, opening the door for the 19-year-old French star to move to the Bundesliga champions.It has been reported by L’Equipe that Bayern will bid for Coman this week although the Bianconeri are reluctant to pass on the youth prodigy whom they signed from Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.Brendan Rodgers’ side and the Gunners have both been linked with the forward but Bayern appears to be his next destination if Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri decides to sell and Gotze heads in the opposite direction. Coman is better known for his success at Bayern than Juventus getty images – getty center_img 1last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 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. Cedar 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. 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 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., $2. Dance admission: $2 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY Antelope Valley Scrap Club will hold Super Scrapbook Night, 6-11 at Palmdale Holiday Inn, 38630 5th St. W. Cost: $20, which includes food, beverages and prizes. Call (661) 273-7925. 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. 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 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. 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.last_img read more

FEMA hotel stays set to halt

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals FEMA says people who are properly registered and are eligible for aid will have the assistance they need to move on to other temporary housing. As of midweek, 41,000 hotel rooms were occupied under the hotel program, FEMA spokeswoman Nicol Andrews said Thursday. Bartley, however, told U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval that she hasn’t received any other aid from FEMA and doesn’t know when she’ll get the $2,000-plus check for apartment rentals promised to those displaced by the storm. A letter dated Dec. 2 told her she could stay in her hotel room until Jan. 7, she said, but another dated three days later said she would have to leave by Dec. 15. “We had a life. We had stability,” Bartley said. Then, breaking into tears, she added: “My son is looking forward to Christmas. I can’t even give him a Christmas.” Under questioning from government attorney Scott Simmons, Bartley said she was fired from her job at a New Orleans nursing home because she could not return to the city. She acknowledged that she had not contacted her employer since then to discuss the possibility of getting the job back. HOUMA, La. – Lawyers for Hurricane Katrina evacuees still staying in hotels urged a judge Friday to keep the program going beyond next month’s deadline, saying federal officials may fail to find replacement housing for people still in desperate need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants to end the program Jan. 7 in the 10 states with the most evacuees, and by Dec. 15 elsewhere. Evacuees’ attorneys want a temporary order extending the hotel program, which has cost $350 million so far and housed 85,000 families at its peak. They say FEMA has failed to provide aid to many who qualify and that information on aid has been slow to reach those who need it most. Lenora Bartley, who is pregnant, estranged from her husband and has been jobless since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, testified that the hotel room the federal government is providing for her in San Antonio is the only home available for her and her 8-year-old son. Government lawyers say the lawsuit should be dismissed under laws that protect government agencies from liability in the performance of their duties. The judge is expected to rule early next week. FEMA said it would ask radio stations to air a public service announcement notifying evacuees that Jan. 6 will be the last night it will pay for their hotel rooms. FEMA originally set a Dec. 1 deadline for ending the hotel program, but stung by critics who said that would result in mass evictions, the agency extended the deadline to Dec. 15. Evacuees in 10 states – Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas – could apply for extensions to Jan. 7. 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