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Apoel remain without a point after 1-0 loss in Sevilla

first_imgSevilla defeated Apoel Thursday at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in round 2 of Group A in the Europa League by 1-0.Sevilla’s coach Julen Lopetegui rested 10 players that started their last weekend Primera Liga game against Real Sociedad while Apoel’s German coach reverted to a back four with five players across the midfield.Sevilla took charge of the game from the first whistle and pegged Apoel back in their final third of the pitch. Despite their possession, Sevilla managed to prise open Apoel’s backline just once when Munir’s low cross found the unmarked Chicharito to open the score in the 17th minute.All Apoel had to show for in the first half was a speculative effort by Pavlovic that flew high.The second half followed the same pattern as the first with the Spaniards controlling play but rarely troubling Apoel’s goalkeeper Belec.As the half progressed Apoel enjoyed a five-minute spell where they pushed further up the field in search of the equalizer but first Jacolis failed to find the target from inside the area and then Al Taamari lost his footing as he was about to race clear on goal.After Apoel’s brief ‘rally’ Sevilla regrouped and took back control of the game and saw out the final twenty minutes with consummate ease.It was a gallant display from Apoel but they were up against one of the better teams of the Spanish league and the difference in quality was all too obvious to see even though Sevilla fielded a second-string side.In the other group A game, Qarabag FK picked up their first points after defeating Dudelange by 4-0 with three goals coming in the first half through Zubir in the 11th minute Michel on the half-hour and de Oliveira in the 37th minute. Quintana added a fourth in the second half.Sevilla leads the group with 6 points with Qarabag and Dudelange on three while Apoel remain without a point.last_img read more

Fiba World Cup: Error-prone Gilas Pilipinas loses big to hot-shooting Italy

first_imgView comments Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PVL: BaliPure improves to 2-3, keeps Chef’s Classics winless Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist MOST READ Rookies CJ Perez and Robert Bolick were the few bright spots for the Philippine team, which saw its slim chances of advancing to the next round go down the drain following the blowout defeat.Fearless, Perez led Gilas with 15 points that went with three assists while Bolick added six points but more importantly, showed the ability to make plays against world class competition.Andray Blatche also scored 15 and grabbed 10 rebounds but had nine of Gilas’ 23 turnovers.Gilas takes on No. 3 Serbia next on Monday night. Led by NBA star center Nikola Jokic, the Serbians dumped Angola, 105-59.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruptioncenter_img Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas took an early punch to the gut and never recovered in a 108-62 beatdown at the hands of Italy at the start of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Saturday night at Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center in China.The Philippines didn’t get anything going from the get-go while Italy played like a well-oiled machine on both ends of the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops PLAY LIST 02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIES The hot-shooting Italians, ranked 13th in the world, pounced on the Filipinos’ sloppy play and poor defense to race to a commanding 37-8 advantage in the first 10 minutes of the game, a gap that widened to as much as 53 points.Danilo Gallinari showed why he’s a certified NBA veteran with 16 points, 14 of which coming in the first half where he went perfect from the field including 4-of-4 from downtown for the Azzurri.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSGinebra looks set for another titleLuigi Datome was also on fire with 17 points on a perfect 7-of-7 clip from the field in just 16 minutes of play.Italy shot 72 percent from the field in the first two quarters and 58 percent for the game. The Italians also assisted on 30 of their 39 made field goals and only turned the ball over 13 times. Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruptionlast_img read more

Health Ministry never crafted Narco Specialised Unit – CoI

first_imgDeadly Prison RiotBy Shemuel FanfairIn light of prisoners of the Camp Street penitentiary who expressed that marijuana, among other contraband items, helps “to cool themItems seized at the Camp Street Prisondown”, the Commission of Inquiry report into the fatal Camp Street Prison fire observed that systems for the rehabilitation of substance abuse inmates were not put in place.According to the report, commissioners noted that the law stipulates that persons who are convicted of narcotics offences should, under direction of a magistrate, attend “recovery courses” at Special Unit to be established by the Ministry of Health. However, it was pointed out that no such unit came into operation.Under the section it was stated: “The provision in the Narcotics Act for persons convicted of narcotics offences to be directed by theThe Camp Street Prisonmagistrate to attend recovery courses at a specialised Unit has never been made viable due to the Ministry of Health never having created the Unit.”It was further pointed out by the commissioners that the absence of this unit meant that the already burdened Prison Service was forced to address this problem without the availability of the requisite professional resources.Responding to concerns on how the non-establishment of this specialised unit would have affected the wellbeing of prisoners, attorney who represented the Prison Service Selwyn Pieters on Monday pointed to other jurisdictions where Drug Treatment Courts exist, whichAttorney Selwyn Pietershave the mandate to oversee cases of drug offenders who “agree to participate in treatment” for associated substance abuse problems.“In Canada, the United Kingdom, even Trinidad and Tobago, there are Drug Treatment Courts that deal with offenders or persons in conflict with the law who have criminogenic issues that are directly linked to their addiction,” he noted.At the 3rd Graduation ceremony of the Drug Treatment Court in the twin-island republic, T&T’s Chief Justice Ivor Archie noted that Drug Treatment Courts are an excellent model for the incorporation of the principle of alternatives to incarceration, guided by the public health approach.”On March 2 a search at the Camp Street Prison unearthed a barrage of contraband items with several quantities of drugs being confiscated. Attorney Pieters rejected the supposition that heavy withdrawal symptoms from the sized drugs contributed to the rioting.“There was no evidence led before the Commission of Inquiry to support a link or a nexus to any assertion that either withdrawal from marijuana or addictions to marijuana led to the events on March 02 and March 03, 2016,” Pieters told this newspaper.When asked if the supposed medical conditions and non-establishment of the unit could absolve inmates of some of their criminal responsibility associated with the deadly prison fires, Pieters reasoned that it was in fact the “take-down” of two inmates which led to ghastly disturbances.The CoI report further pointed out that indiscipline was well a part of the prisoners’ culture as the act of prisoners lighting fires as means of drawing attention to their causes are grossly irresponsible, despite their grievances over extended trial delays.“It is strongly believed that the timing of highlighting their grievances was directly related to the contraband items which were confiscated during the Joint Services’ search on March 02, 2016,” observed the Commission.It was further noted that inmates led by prisoner Shaka Mckenize created “an unnecessary hostile environment” in the Capital A Division by “reacting to the officers operational procedure of extracting ring leaders”.“Prisoners acted recklessly in lighting fires to highly combustible material –mattresses- which give off toxins and act as accelerants. The burning of mattresses in such an enclosed environment was dangerous,” a section of the report pointed out.last_img read more

South African World Cup-winning quartet named in Barbarians squad

first_imgMapimpi, Am and Jantjes will be making their debuts for the Barbarians with 117-times capped Mtawarira his third.Ironically they will be coached by England head coach Eddie Jones for the opening match with Fiji.Other standout names in the squad include legendary Irish hooker Rory Best, who will play all three games as a final swansong to his stellar career.Former Springbok Morne Steyn will also join up with the squad, teaming up again with Mtawarira after making his Barbarians debut with him in 2009. That was against the All Blacks in a famous 25-19 Barbarians win with Bryan Habana’s hat-trick of tries.0Shares0000(Visited 41 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Makazole Mapimpi scorer of South Africa’s superb first try in the 32-12 humbling of England in the World Cup final is one of four members of that squad to be selected by the Barbarians for their November tour © AFP / Behrouz MEHRILONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 5 – Makazole Mapimpi, scorer of South Africa’s sensational first try in their 32-12 humbling of England in the World Cup final, is one of four Springboks named in a Barbarians squad for three matches in November.Mapimpi is joined by legendary prop Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, first choice centre Lukhanyo Am and reserve scrum-half Herschel Jantjies for the games against crowd-pleasing Fiji at Twickenham (November 16), Brazil in Sao Paolo (November 20) and Wales at the Principality Stadium (November 30).last_img read more

Angola ‘actors’ want to present different picture

first_img“Angola are a good team with good footballers, but in the second half they did not play — they just thumped long balls straight to the strikers,” said the Portuguese coach.“In that game we had one team that wanted to play and another that did not want to play,” he added, referring to constant rhythm-disrupting injury stoppages during the second half.While Jose ‘Lito’ Vidigal did not respond, a victory over Sudan and six points in the Group B bag ahead of a final-round showdown with hot pool favourites Ivory Coast would be the perfect answer.What the Angolans displayed against the Burkinabe was clinical finishing with powerful close-range shooting from Mateus and former Manchester United striker Manucho.Like the other seven losers in the first series of group games, Sudan realise another loss would almost certainly end any chance of making the knockout phase in the biennial African football showcase.A victory is certainly long overdue for the Jediane Falcons, whose previous triumph was in the 1970 final against Ghana when the Cup of Nations was a much lower-profile competition with only eight qualifiers.Coach Mohamed Abdallah was 16 when Sudan lifted the Cup in Khartoum, but none of the current squad captained by 34-year-old midfielder Haitham Mostafa had been born.Sudan are alone among the 16 title challengers in fielding only local players, the majority of whom come from Omdurman giants Al Hilal and Al Merreikh.They performed above expectations when losing 1-0 to an Ivory Coast side without a single local footballer and boasting an all-English Premier League attack of Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou of Chelsea and Gervinho of Arsenal.Abdallah dreams that one day a Sudanese star will run out at Stamford Bridge or the Emirates Stadium and transform the Falcons into Cup of Nations title contenders rather than a side battling to make the quarter-finals.“Sudan have been absent from the finals for a long time and now we have made two of the last three tournaments so there is progress,” said the permanently animated 58-year-old coach.What he will hope for against Angola is more of the football Sudan displayed late in the first half after falling behind with one scoring attempt superbly saved and another rattling the crossbar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, January 25- Angola tackle Sudan in the Africa Cup of Nations Thursday wanting to silence critics who claim they are a route-one team of Hollywood ‘actors’.The Black Antelopes came under fire from Burkina Faso coach Paulo Duarte after his team conceded soft goals to Mateus and Manucho and lost 2-1 at the Estadio Nuevo de Malabo last weekend.Duarte did not enjoy the long-ball tactics of the Angolans, nor the time-wasting tactics with goalkeeper Carlos suggesting he would fancy a Hollywood audition.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Pens brothers Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey celebrating 1,000,000 page views on their website www.donegalpens.comDonegal Pens schoolboys Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey of Loughanure are celebrating their first million this week but canít cash it in just yet!Their website www.donegalpens.com has just recorded in excess of one million page views in just under one year. Statistics from January 1st this year to last Friday, December 13th show that the boys have had in excess of 1,060,000 page views on their site.Ronan, 16, and Conor, 13, have been enjoying a great following since their appearance on Dragonís Den in May of this year where they emerged from the Den with a total of €4,000, the most from the twenty juniors who participated. Donegal businesswoman and the only female dragon, Ramona Nicholas of the Cara Pharmacy group awarded them a €2,000 bursary, while Derry businessman Peter Casey placed a €2,000 order with them on the show.Despite no assistance from state agencies, the boys have gone from strength to strength to build themselves a successful business run from a workshop in their back garden.Their enquiry about funding from the Donegal Enterprise Board was declined because they were told they are “too young”.In January 2012 the boys received a gift of a new workshop and equipment from the Expert Harwdare chain of stores to the tune of €4,500 when the company heard that state agencies failed to support their enterprise. This week the boys were over the moon when their website designer John Michael Sweeney told them they had exceeded one million page views.Neighbour John Michael keeps the technical side of their site in order and ensures the visitors from all over the world can get their hands on the Donegal made pens.Speaking at the weekend the boys said they are over the moon to hear that their site has clocked up over one million page views.“We hadnít been keeping an eye on that side of things and when John Michael told us we had clocked over a million page views we thought he was joking. The site has been busy particularly since Dragons Den and in the lead up to Christmas but we never thought it was that busy,” said Conor.Ronan said when he heard rumours of the first million he was hoping it was time to go and meet the bank manager. “Unfortunately we can’t cash the ‘hits’ in for Euros but we are just delighted that the site is proving so popular. Looking over the statistics now nearly half a million was clocked up in and around the Dragons Den appearance time. We had 427,000 page views in May alone so that is surely a reason for any young budding entrepreneurs to apply for Junior Dragons Den. It’s advertising that you couldnít pay for even if your pitch is not successful,” he said.The boys are currently “flat out” dealing with Christmas orders and shipping pens worldwide. Orders for delivery within Ireland for the Christmas season are recommended to be with them by December 18th at the latest as delivery can’t be guaranteed after that.“We will continue to ship until Monday 23rd but canít give any guarantees at that stage. Then itís shut down for the Christmas holidays and time to put the feet up and see what weíll do with that million,’ joked Conor.In the new year the boys are planning on expanding the business by investing in a system that will allow them to laser engrave names and logos on the wooden part of the pens. At present they are outsourcing this work to another Irish company. “It’s an expensive piece of equipment but we are hoping to travel to the UK in January to check it out as we are getting a lot of corporate enquiries about logo engraving on the pens,’ said Ronan.Donegal Pens are available on their website www.donegalpens.com and at various retail outlets throughout Donegal and Ireland.DONEGAL PEN BOYS MAKE THEIR FIRST MILLION! was last modified: December 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL PENSlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgFRIDAY J&J Social and Travel Club hosts a dinner, 7 p.m. at Great Wall Chinese restaurant, 2001 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Make reservations by today at (661) 267-2586. 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, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. 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. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventGrief 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 A Place in the Sun church, 38117 13th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9180. 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, crafts 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 (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. 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. 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 J&J Social and Travel Club hosts Mexican potluck dinner and dance party, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a traditional main dish, salad or dessert to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or 945-1217. 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. 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 (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. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467. 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. 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 (661) 947-1595.160Want 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

Premier League clubs ranked by how full they are on Champions League nights

first_imgThe Champions League is back with the round of 16 starting this week.All five Premier League teams are still in the competition, with none dropping down to join Arsenal in the Europa League.It’s the biggest stage in European football, but even that can’t guarantee they will pack the fans to the rafters.Over the last six campaigns some English clubs have been far better than others at getting their supporters through the doors and bwin’s nation of champions did the mathematics.But which sides have had the fullest stadiums? Click the right arrow to find out.NOTE: Spurs’ entry looks at the last two seasons when they have been forced to use Wembley as White Hart Lane is refurbished. The 2016/17 season was their first in the Champions League since 2011 7 7. Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League attendance, on average, saw Wembley (90,000 capacity) 82.63 per cent full during the last two seasons – Click the right arrow above to see which English teams had the fullest stadiums… 7 1. Arsenal’s Champions League attendance, on average, has seen the Emirates (59,867 capacity) 99.13 per cent full in the last five seasons 7 5. Liverpool’s Champions League attendance, on average, has seen Anfield (54,074 capacity) 94.14 per cent full in the last two seasons 7 4. Chelsea’s Champions League attendance, on average, has seen Stamford Bridge (41,631 capacity) 96.31 per cent full in the last five seasons 3. Leicester City’s Champions League attendance has seen the King Power Stadium (32,313 capacity) 97.55 per cent full (figures for one season) 7 6. Manchester City’s Champions League attendance, on average, has seen the Etihad (55,097 capacity) 89.13 per cent full in the last six seasons 2. Manchester United’s Champions League attendance, on average, has seen Old Trafford ( 74,994 capacity) 98.31 per cent full in the last four seasons 7 7last_img read more

Tenants may get aid under condo plan

first_img“We’ve added additional checks and balances to protect tenants.” The recommendations include: Increase the fee charged for condo conversions in buildings larger than 11 units from $500 to $1,500 per unit. Provide tenants with $1,000 for moving expenses, in addition to relocation money. Form a task force to encourage the construction of more rental housing. Create a program to help displaced tenants buy condominiums created by conversions and demolitions. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Under increasing pressure to slow the loss of affordable rentals, several City Council members have drafted recommendations designed to protect tenants, including paying them more if they’re evicted to make way for condominiums. The City Council’s Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee will consider the recommendations today. Tenants’ rights groups said the recommendations are a good start, but don’t do enough to slow the loss of low-cost rental apartments. “What they’re really saying is, we’re going to sit around and watch the crisis get worse and maybe give some benefit to those who are victims, but we’re really not going to do anything to slow it down or address the loss of all these affordable units,” said Larry Gross, executive director for the Coalition for Economic Survival, which wants a moratorium on condo conversions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Los Angeles has lost more than 11,000 rent-controlled units during the past five years, as developers evict tenants to make way for new or converted condo complexes. Middle-class and gentrifying communities – such as Valley Village, Studio City and Koreatown – have seen hundreds of residents evicted to make way for condos. During three hearings in May, the City Council’s Housing and Planning committees heard from residents, evicted tenants, property owners and developers. City leaders pledged to find solutions that were fair to both tenants and developers. “We’re making sure the condo conversion and demolition processes are being done within city guidelines and to ensure that the rights of displaced tenants are not abused,” said Monica Valencia, spokeswoman for Councilman Ed Reyes, who heads the council’s Planning and Land Use Committee. Councilwoman Wendy Greuel said the recommendations would close legal loopholes that hurt renters. last_img read more