Slaughter says Ginebra not peaking yet

first_imgPBA IMAGESGreg Slaughter thinks that Barangay Ginebra has yet to play at its best this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“I don’t think we’re peaking yet,” he said. “We still got two more tough games ahead of us. We’ll just take it one at a time.”ADVERTISEMENT Slaughter shared the spotlight to the likes of Kevin Ferrer, who drilled two huge treys which triggered the fourth quarter pullaway, Scottie Thompson, who kickstarted the attack with his relentless rebounding and excellent playmaking, and Mark Caguioa, who made the most of his limited time on the floor playing active for the Gin Kings.“It was just a team effort,” he said.With games against Meralco and Rain or Shine ahead, Slaughter hopes Ginebra will be able sustain its game and advance to the quarterfinals.“Hopefully, we could just jell more and get a little more production out of our bench as the season goes on,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Already in tough spot, TNT could miss 3 key cogs for 2 games Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments If Ginebra’s game against TNT is any indication, it seems like the Gin Kings are slowly getting close to being at their full potential.Riding the trio of Slaughter, LA Tenorio, and Japeth Aguilar, Ginebra eviscerated the KaTropa in the fourth quarter to take a 93-78 win on Sunday for a share of the the fifth spot at 5-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSlaughter said the win would not be possible if not for the effort of their teammates.“It may show up in the stat sheet that we scored a lot of points, but there’s a lot of intangible plays made by our guys off the bench,” he said. Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice02:34Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Munti cages ‘unwanted’ Parks; Marikina trips GSW

first_imgBobby Ray Parks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBobby Ray Parks’ debut lasted two days, technically. And as Tuesday gave way to early Wednesday morning, he was one unsatisfied star.“They don’t want me in this league,” said Parks, the two-time Asean Basketball League MVP, whose 21 points went for naught after Muntinlupa spoiled his debut in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) with an 86-74 victory over the Mandaluyong El Tigre at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Hounded by the Cagers’ defense all night, Parks frustration was heightened by four offensive fouls called against him in the first three quarters.“Those were not offensive fouls. I attended the orientation,” said the former UAAP MVP, whose entry to the league drew controversy after the MPBL came out with a rule that limits Filipinos with foreign blood to a single slot per team, and even then, they must be below 6-foot-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Anyway, this is just a stepping stone for me.”Chito Jaime led the way with 17 points while Alan Mangahas contributed 16 points, six rebounds and five assists in a stellar all-around performance for the Cagers, who wound up second in the inaugural staging of the tournament. View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Serbia, Italy rule World Cup Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Dave Moralde tallied 12 and Felix Apreku had a double-double performance of 10 points and 16 boards.The Cagers bucked a slow start to kick off their campaign in the Datu Cup on a positive note just like expansion team Marikina.The Shoemasters leaned on an explosive performance from Yves Sazon to subdue General Santos City Golden State Warriors, 88-81.Sazon notched a career-high 33 points for the Shoemasters who also drew solid games from ex-pro Erwin Sta. Maria (17 points) and former Letran Knight Renato Ular (11 points and 15 rebounds).ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Oxfam Advances Establishment of Health Club in Schools

first_imgOxfam Great Britain-Liberia Country Director and the Chairperson for Liberia Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) Consortium have stressed the need for the various schools across the country to establish health clubs to enhance the hand washing Ebola preventive measure.Mary Kudla made the recommendation yesterday at a program marking the celebration of Global Hand Washing Day held in the courtyard of William V. S. Tubman High School in Sinkor, Monrovia.The program was held under the Global Theme, “Raise a Hand for Hygiene,” with the National slogan, “Clean Hands are Strong Hands.” The goal of the school health club, she said, is to empower students to play active roles and be responsible to develop proper health including their personal hygiene.She assured her organization’s continuous commitment to work with line ministries to ensure that Liberia has good water points, sanitation, latrines and hand washing facilities for the wellbeing of the citizens.To do that, she stressed the need for Oxfam and partners to visit the campuses of all the schools and health centers to ensure that the goals are achieved.Global Hand Washing Day, which was celebrated in Liberia for the first time in 2008, is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.In 2008, over 120 million people around the world, among them millions of children, celebrated the day by washing their hands.The celebration was simultaneously observed in eight of the 15 counties, including Sinoe, Lofa, Bong, Nimba, Montserrado, Margibi, Cape Mount and Gbarpolu Counties.The celebrants were delighted for the level of support provided by partners such UNICEF, Save the Children, among others.Also speaking, the Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), Charles Allen, challenged Liberians to think like people of actions and thoughts, which are essential to creating healthy environments.He said considering the progress made in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease, it is now important for Liberia to join other nations in celebrating the Global Hand Washing Day.Earlier, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Nah Katteh, commended WASH partners for organizing a program that commemorated the Day.Dr. Katteh said the role of hand washing in the prevention of diseases cannot be overly emphasized, adding that the exercise was a tool in the fight against the Ebola virus.Global Hand Washing Day is an opportunity to design, test and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.Celebrated on October 15 each year, Global Hand Washing Day was founded by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Hand Washing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Accident Victim’s Widow Sues Insurer for US$1.5M

first_img(L-R): Malcolm, 23, Madam Josephine, with her last daughter, seven (7) month old Desire, and George, 20, at the Temple of JusticeBy Abednego DavisThe widow of Anthony Sando, who was killed in a vehicle accident on February 20 this year, has filed a lawsuit against Accident and Casualty Insurance claiming US$1, 556,360 in damages for wrongful death.The lawsuit filed at the Civil Law Court in Monrovia also named one Benette O. Samolu, believed to be the owner of the bus insured by the Accident and Casualty Insurance Company.The accident took place at the Bong Mines Bridge, Bushrod Island, in Monrovia.The lawsuit filed by Cllr. Jonathan Massaquoi on behalf of the widow, Madam Josephine Sando and her children, ages 23, 20, 17 and seven months old, sought US$6,360 in special damages, US$50,000 for punitive damages, and US$1,500,000 for general damages, totaling US$1,556,360.The lawsuit alleged that the insurance company initially agreed and signed a promissory note when they first appeared before the Traffic Court to pay US$10,000 as third party liability on behalf of Samolu for Sondo’s wrongful death.“The defendants, Accident and Casualty Insurance Company and Samolu, refused to honor their liability to my clients in keeping with the signed promissory note and the third party insurance coverage, despite several written communications and oral demands,” the lawsuit alleged.Cllr. Massaquoi further alleged that with malice and sinister motives to suppress and ruin his client’s life on May 25, while in the office of the company’s claims manager Morris M.Kroma, he said: “We are not burying a dead body in this office.” The lawsuit also quoted Samolu as saying “If another car had hit the deceased and runaway how were you people going to handle the dead body matter?”The lawsuit also quoted the insurance company as allegedly saying, “Your shoes’ heels will definitely finish, because you will not receive a dime from us, and the entire court is in our pockets.”“Because of these malicious and unfounded statements of and concerning Sando’s good reputation, she has suffered serious mental anguish and humiliation to the effect that she cannot take care of her four children,” the lawsuit emphasized.“They have shown extreme indifference to the life of her late husband to the extent of insinuating that they were in the business of selling the dead body to the insurance company especially when she humbly requested the liability of Samolu as promised in keeping with the law,” Massaquoi stated.The lawsuit alleged that the late Sando was the only breadwinner of his family who was employed as the national coordinator of LIBNEP –PSI with a gross annual salary of US$9,666 from 2003 up to his death in February.It also alleged that during the accident, her late husband lost several properties, including a red Yamaha motorbike, laptop, and two cell phones.Meanwhile, the insurance company and Benette O. Samolu are yet to file their respective responses against the allegations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man United great Scholes appointed manager of Oldham

first_imgThe former Premier League club are languishing in mid-table in League Two, the fourth tier of the English game.“Oldham Athletic are delighted to announce footballing legend Paul Scholes as the new first-team manager on a one-and-a-half-year-deal,” the club said in a statement.“I couldn’t be any happier at the minute,” Scholes told Oldham’s official website. “It’s been a while. Obviously there’s been talk of it when I finished my (playing) career.“It wasn’t something I was quite ready to do and there’s obviously been three or four times over the last six years where it could have happened and I’ve not been quite ready.”Scholes, a member of Manchester United’s famed “Class of ’92” alongside David Beckham and Ryan Giggs, said he wanted to entertain Oldham’s fans.“I want my team to be aggressive and focused on winning first and foremost,” he said. “I know it’s not going to happen every week, but I go into every game expecting to win.”Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam said: “Paul has won everything there is to win in football. “He is a man who will bring a lot of footballing knowledge and his hunger to succeed in management will be there for everyone to see.”Paul Scholes won 11 Premier League titles at Manchester United © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISManchester United wished Scholes luck, saying in a message on Twitter: “Best of luck to Scholesy in his new role as first-team manager of @OfficialOAFC!”United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, preparing his team to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, wished his former team-mate luck.“Watch the pundits because he’s been asking for it,” joked the Norwegian, referring to Scholes’s outspoken comments as a TV critic.“It’s fantastic to have Scholesy back in the game because he was a fantastic player to play with, great personality. It’s a challenge for him.“I know it wasn’t what he thought he was going to do when he was a player. But that drug of football when you don’t get it, Paul is one of them, he loves football.”Scholes, who owns a stake in non-league Salford, will step down from his role as director of the National League club, who could be in competition with Oldham next season if they win promotion from the fifth tier.The English Football League gave Scholes the go-ahead to join Oldham last week, ruling that there was no conflict of interest.He will take charge of his first match against Yeovil at Oldham’s Boundary Park ground on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Scholes has been named as the new manager of Oldham Athletic © AFP/File / Anthony WALLACELondon, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has been appointed manager of Oldham Athletic, the club announced on Monday.Scholes, 44, is taking on his first managerial role, signing a contract with the club he supported as a boy after spending his entire playing career at Old Trafford.last_img read more

A year after beating, former boxer’s death unsolved

first_img“I’m very sad,” DeLeon said. “Me and Charlie Brown have been friends since 1975. I miss my friend. We were like ‘Mutt and Jeff.’”Brown was born in Michigan, one of four siblings whose father managed a hardware store and whose mother stayed home with the kids.His friends knew him as Charlie – he even had the cartoon character’s trademark yellow shirt with the jagged stripe across the front.“He was a free-spirit kind of guy,” his brother said. “He didn’t want a lot of responsibility.”He grew up a huge boxing fan. When he eventually got into the ring himself, he took his nickname from 160-pound Stanley Ketchel, a fierce slugger who claimed the world middleweight crown in 1908.Ketchel, himself, was murdered when someone shot him in the head in 1910.“If that’s not a coincidence, I don’t know what is,” DeLeon said.Brown fought in the late 1970s and early ’80s, but his career was lackluster at best. He stopped fighting in 1984.“He kept hitting the canvas,” his brother said. “He was a good fighter, but he couldn’t take a hit. He had a glass jaw.”Brown eventually left Chicago’s gritty South Side for a better life in L.A. But it didn’t quite pan out.He married and divorced twice and never had any kids. For a while, he worked buying truck parts before managing a North Hollywood liquor store that was his last job.On the night of the attack, he had just gotten home from work. As he did every night, he looked forward to walking his roommate’s dog, Morgan, an 11-year-old golden retriever.Brown’s former roommate, A.L. Wehmeyer, was disabled, so Brown took care of the household chores, grocery shopping and caring for the dog. Wehmeyer died three weeks ago.“The dog always got walked,” Loren Brown said. “He loved the dog.”But sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. Sept. 25, someone confronted Brown for unknown reasons and the two got into a fight, Los Angeles police Detective Steve Castro said.A witness saw the man slam Brown’s head into the sidewalk twice before disappearing, Castro said. A passer-by saw Brown’s body lying on the sidewalk in the 6000 block of Lankershim Boulevard and called 911.Police described the attacker as possibly a white man in his late 20s to early 30s, medium height, slim build and weighing 165-175 pounds.Robbery doesn’t appear to be a motive, police said, and his brother said he only had $10 in his wallet.In the nights before the beating, he had kicked a few teens out of the liquor store who were shoplifting, but detectives interviewed them and ruled them out as suspects.Brown was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, where doctors put him into a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain, his brother said. More than 165 stitches were needed to close the wounds on the back of his head.Hope for a full recovery were high early on, and police figured that once he started talking, Brown could offer pivotal information about what happened. But Brown never got the chance.During frequent hospital visits, his brother made CDs and played Charlie’s favorite music – The Moody Blues, Willie Nelson, country-western.“He obviously heard the music,” his brother said. “He smiled. He let us know the music was there. I think he enjoyed it.”He made small strides, once even moved his eyes, but then he took a turn for the worse.After spending nearly a year in hospitals, he died at Golden Care Center in Pasadena. His brother had transferred him there so he could be closer to his nieces and nephews.“Nobody should die that way,” DeLeon said. “It’s not fair. It’s hard to beat a boxer unless they cheat. They will find who killed him.”jason.kandel@dailynews.com(818) 713-3635160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Police have no suspects but believe someone confronted him sometime before 10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2006, before disappearing.As family and friends prepare to bury the Army veteran today, his brother still can’t believe that just one person could have done so much damage to the former pugilist who gained plenty of fighting experience in the ring.“Somebody came up from behind and whacked him,” said Loren Brown, who along with Charlie’s friends spent months posting fliers around the neighborhood and publicizing the case on the “America’s Most Wanted” Web site.“I do not believe one person would have subdued Charlie. He was a fighter.”Steve DeLeon is flying from Chicago to Los Angeles to attend his best friend’s funeral. With him, he’ll bring Brown’s old railroad set to give to his old pal’s nephew. Decades ago in his native Chicago, Charles Lawrence Brown was trying his best to emulate The Michigan Mauler, a turn-of-the-century boxing champ who captured the belt at 22.Brown grew up a fan of the sweet science and had studied The Mauler’s career, eventually giving himself a knockoff of the nickname – The Mighty Michigan Mauler – when he started his own boxing career.And while he never won a title like his nickname-sake, he ended up suffering the same fate – dying at the hands of someone else.Brown died Sept. 15 at 54 after being in a coma almost a year following a severe beating while he was walking his roommate’s dog in North Hollywood.last_img read more

Things To Do

first_img Bowl-A-Thon will benefit Pleasantview Industries, noon-8 p.m. Saturday at Valencia Lanes, 23700 W. Lyons Ave., Valencia. Call (661) 296-6700. Star Party will feature telescopes set up for public viewing of the night sky, dusk-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Campfire program, 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Sierra Club hike to Sierra Pelona Ridge, 9 a.m. Sunday at the San Fernando rideshare, Newhall. Call Gaylon Rodin at (661) 263-0568 or Melinda Arredondo at (661) 298-9024. Waterfall hike, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Afternoon at the Horse Races will benefit the Santa Clarita Emblem Club Scholarship Fund, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $15. Call (818) 368-7777. Shrove Tuesday celebration will feature a pancake dinner and carnival, 6 p.m. Tuesday in Fellowship Hall at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Dinner: $3.50. Call (661) 297-3783. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tip-A-Cop event will feature local law enforcement officers serving as waiters to raise money for the SCV Special Olympics, 5-9 p.m. today at Hamburger Hamlet, 27430 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 253-2121. Winter musical, “Wagon Wheels West,” 7 p.m. today at Placerita Junior High, 25015 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $7. Call (661) 259-1551. “The Winter Blues” jazz concert will feature the Golden Valley Jazz Ensemble and guest artists, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the small gym at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $25, includes dinner and concert. Call (661) 298-8140. Sweetheart Dance to the music of Caravan, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Tickets: $5 at the door. Call (661) 259-9444. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Faith & Film will feature six thought-provoking short films followed by a question-and-answer session, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hart auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Suggested donation: $10. Call (661) 259-1129. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Mark Eddie and friends will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $15, or $25.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Faith & Film will feature six thought-provoking short films followed by a question-and-answer session, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hart auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Suggested donation: $10. Call (661) 259-1129. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Mark Eddie and friends will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $15, or $25.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Bowl-A-Thon will benefit Pleasantview Industries, noon-8 p.m. Saturday at Valencia Lanes, 23700 W. Lyons Ave., Valencia. Call (661) 296-6700. Star Party will feature telescopes set up for public viewing of the night sky, dusk-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Campfire program, 6-7 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Sierra Club hike to Sierra Pelona Ridge, 9 a.m. Sunday at the San Fernando rideshare, Newhall. Call Gaylon Rodin at (661) 263-0568 or Melinda Arredondo at (661) 298-9024. Waterfall hike, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Afternoon at the Horse Races will benefit the Santa Clarita Emblem Club Scholarship Fund, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $15. Call (818) 368-7777. Shrove Tuesday celebration will feature a pancake dinner and carnival, 6 p.m. Tuesday in Fellowship Hall at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Dinner: $3.50. Call (661) 297-3783. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,Tip-A-Cop event will feature local law enforcement officers serving as waiters to raise money for the SCV Special Olympics, 5-9 p.m. today at Hamburger Hamlet, 27430 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 253-2121. Winter musical, “Wagon Wheels West,” 7 p.m. today at Placerita Junior High, 25015 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $7. Call (661) 259-1551. “The Winter Blues” jazz concert will feature the Golden Valley Jazz Ensemble and guest artists, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the small gym at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $25, includes dinner and concert. Call (661) 298-8140. Sweetheart Dance to the music of Caravan, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Tickets: $5 at the door. Call (661) 259-9444. last_img read more

Short-end subway

first_imgRe “MTA trying purple prose” (March 13): I can remember the trolley and rode it many times to Hollywood and downtown L.A. Then it was gone and we were promised a new subway to downtown. When the subway stations at Universal City and North Hollywood were completed, the MTA said it was too expensive to build subways, and the Valley extension was cancelled. To appease the Valley over the cancellation of the Valley subway, the Orange Line was built along the old trolley route and the old railway route to Woodland Hills. Now a new mayor comes in and he wants to build a subway to the sea. Where is all this money coming from? I hope not the Valley because we already got the short end of the last subway deal. Miles Hodge West Hills FlyAway stalled Re “FlyAway to Sylmar is stalled” (March 15): This FlyAway Park and Ride in Sylmar came about in the wrong way. The proposed site is far from anything and has terrible freeway and transit access. Even though a Metrolink train runs nearby, there is nothing to indicate that a connection between the two will exist. Worse yet, there was no community input, so the people who would be directly impacted by this service did not have a say in it. I’m glad to hear that the Sylmar FlyAway project is stalled. Maybe it will give us time to either find a better site for it in Sylmar, where drivers, transit users and residents can take advantage of the service. Bart Reed Executive Director The Transit Coalition Sylmar Hollywood’s effect Re “Hollywood shoots to rev up film-going” (March 15): Regarding the significant drop in movie attendance, it was Steve Allen who said that Hollywood is a sewer. From time to time, people like George Clooney poke their heads up from manhole covers to defend this situation. Never mind that Clooney may be right. What entertainment people do not understand, is that they are changing the mores of America in an adverse way. The movies, TV and the media fully understand that sex, depravity and horror sells. The keyword is profits. These people are taking liberties with the Constitution to make lots of money with their products. Since there is no way to make changes in the Constitution, Hollywood (and I include all elements of media outlets) must find a way to police themselves. They must step up and refuse to sanction and show the most offending elements. Sion Colvin Woodland Hills Fences, not labs Noble Middle School, one of the highest scoring middle schools in Los Angeles, is listed in the L.A. Unified Choices Booklet as a math, science, technology magnet, yet, according to the PTSA organization on campus, has not had a functional computer lab for over 15 years. Could any realistic educator expect to operate a math, science, technology magnet without a functioning computer lab? Meanwhile, LAUSD board member Jon Lauritzen is determined to spend $300,000 on a fence to surround the school. A fence that has not been needed in 50 years of operation. Three hundred thousand dollars on chain link, and not a dollar for computers. This is the insanity that rules L.A. Unified. Michael Guetzow Woodland Hills Check the facts Re “Good night, George” (Your Opinions, March 15): Instead of repeating right-wing talking points, Robert Rosebrock should first check to see whether these talking points have an actual basis in fact. A couple of minutes on the Internet would show Rosebrock that Germany declared war on America on Dec. 11, 1941, four days after Pearl Harbor. To equate America’s going to war against Germany with America’s invading Iraq has no basis in reality not that this disconnect with reality has ever stopped the right-wing media machine. Philip Cramer Sherman Oaks Cowardly vandal We have proudly had the American flag hanging on our front porch since 9-11. At least we did until last week, when some cowardly vandal ripped it down, and we assume, threw it away since the eyelets that held the flag were still there. What is this country coming to when we can’t even display our country’s flag on our own property? Richard Stanis Northridge AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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

Coleman blasted for horror challenge on Man City star

first_imgSeamus Coleman has been blasted for a challenge on Man City star Raheem Sterling – which has been described by some as a potential ‘leg-breaker’. Coleman badly mistimed a challenge on Sterling during the first-half of a fascinating duel between the pair in yesterday’s Premier League clash.League leaders City were held by Everton, but a lot of the post-match analysis focused on Coleman’s tackle. Many pundits were amazed that Coleman not only escaped without getting a red card, but that he didn’t even get a yellow card.Man City supporters vented their fury at the challenge on Twitter.Ian McCourt posted, “Coleman is a very lucky boy to be on the pitch. He has absolutely hammered the Sterling. German commentary aghast at tackle.”Shane Burns posted, “My mind is boggling how Coleman hasn’t been booked let alone sent off. Over the top onto his ankle causing Sterling’s leg to bend. Mental.” Johnny Heavey posted, “That’s an atrocious tackle from Coleman on Sterling. It’s a leg breaker. Not even a yellow? It looked terrible at normal speed.”Coleman blasted for horror challenge on Man City star was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Man CitynewsRaheem Sterlingseamus colemanSportlast_img read more