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Spurs complain to BBC over ‘disgusting’ racism claims on The One Show

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S lawyers have written to the BBC accusing producers of unfairly singling out Spurs for alleged racism during The One Show programme.The North London side have taken offence to a clip broadcast on the show that delved into racist allegations against Spurs fans aimed at Chelsea ace Antonio Rudiger in December.1 Chelsea star Rudiger (centre and inset) alleged he was targeted by a racist but no evidence was foundThe One Show episode was aired to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, with supporters of Tottenham – who have a prominent Jewish following – branding the segment as “disgusting”.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamAccording to the Press Association news agency, Spurs are dissatisfied with the BBC’s response to their concerns about the episode and will not be commenting on the ongoing discussions.After being contacted by PA, the BBC conceded that it “did not make sufficiently clear” that no evidence of racism was found in the Rudiger case, after the Metropolitan Police and Tottenham both investigated the matter.In the episode, BBC religion editor Martin Bashir in a voice-over segment tells viewers that some in society use “football to express their racial hatred”.Spurs star Harry Kane speaks during the programme, where he is shown making comments about how people “did nothing” to intervene in the Nazi genocide, in part of a video made by the National Holocaust Museum.Following his words, the scene then immediately cuts to an aerial shot of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, before showing images of December’s clash between Tottenham and Chelsea.During that encounter, play was halted after German defender Rudiger complained of monkey chants aimed at him from the stands.SPURS SHOCKRudiger’s Chelsea team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta then discusses the events from that day, as he states: “To have this kind of discrimination is very sad.”In that same game, a Chelsea fan was arrested for racially abusing Spurs winger Son Heung-min, though the segment failed to include that incident.Speaking to PA, Spurs season ticket holder Loraine Bergstrom labelled “misrepresentation” of fans as “disgusting” as she called for the BBC to apologise.She added: “The club was totally misrepresented during the whole report with cheap bad journalism by someone who hadn’t done any research.“Surely it would have been more beneficial to the report to have shown the England versus Bulgaria game where there was blatant racism.”Commenting on the clip that was aired, the BBC said: “We do not accept that this short film implied that Spurs had in any way ignored racist behaviour.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY 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 summer“The report concerned a mural commissioned by Chelsea Football Club and a video produced by the National Holocaust Museum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.“Harry Kane was featured as part of the video alongside other footballers and no reasonable viewer would have drawn the conclusion that this was about Tottenham’s response to the complaint of racist behaviour during the match between Spurs and Chelsea, or that Harry Kane was being critical of his Club or employers.“However, we acknowledge that the use of images of the Spurs v Chelsea match did not make sufficiently clear to the viewer the subsequent outcome of the police and club investigation and we will edit this section of the film.”Chelsea boss Frank Lampard responds to Jose Mourinho’s Rudiger accusationslast_img read more

Meralco surges to QF

first_img“They may look easy, but it’s not. It has always been a struggle,” said Black.Out of the playoffs for good, the Elite will cap their campaign in the conference against the San Miguel Beermen on July 4 carrying a dismal record of just one win in 10 games.Meanwhile, Rain or Shine tries to also peel away in the race for the twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs when it battles Phoenix Fuel in a Petron Saturday Special at Mall of Asia Arena.The game is at 4:30 p.m., after which San Miguel Beer battles dangerous TNT KaTropa.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Leaving nothing to chance, Meralco played exceptional ball against the weakest team in the league.ADVERTISEMENT The Bolts readily responded with their best game yet, drubbing the Blackwater Elite Friday night, 102-75, to seal a sure seat in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.The third straight victory of the Bolts not only bought them a ticket to the quarters, it also kept Meralco in the running for that all-important twice-to-beat edge in the playoffs.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“We’ll certainly go for it, but right now it’s more about trying to beat the teams ahead of us,” said Meralco coach Norman Black, whose Bolts share an identical 6-2 record with the TNT KaTropa.Later in the night, Alaska held off stubborn NLEX, 120-111, to also bolster their playoff bid. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Anjo Caram was the most consistent guy on the floor for Meralco. The quick-footed backup point guard completed a turnover-free night with 13 points on top three rebounds and three assists.“They focused much of their defense on Arinze (Onuaku), leaving most of us open,” said Caram.  “It’s a big win for us going to the playoff stretch. Right now, we’re in control of our destiny as we face the top teams in the league.”Winning over the Elite has become a feel-good moment for the Bolts as they prepare to end the elimination round with a four-game stretch in nine days.They are scheduled to meet fellow quarterfinalists Alaska on Sunday, TNT next Friday and Rain or Shine on June 24.With the Meralco lead ballooning to as many as 41 early in the fourth, Black had the luxury to field his bench players and rest his starters for good.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Butcher wants Azkals to scale own Mount Everest In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Sky Insurance US$1.2M Bail Jumping Intensifies

first_imgThe Daily Observer has learned that Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court C, is “outraged” that the Sky Insurance Company has been unable to produce the seven former employees of First International Bank (FIB) the insurance company bailed out of jail, despite granting several appeals.His frustration has caused him to give the company’s management up to the end of this week to make sure that all of the defendants are present in court, according to a judicial source.The defendants were accused of stealing over US$1.2m from the bank, while they were serving in various capacities.Sky Insurance Company, sometime in 2013, bailed the defendants and promised to make sure they appeared whenever they were needed for their case.Unfortunately, they have failed to show up, and a source told the Daily Observer that Judge Gbeneweleh could likely send some of the senior management to 30 days in prison by the end of the week.Our judicial reporter said, he observed lawyers representing Sky Insurance moving to and fro between the courtyard and the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP), apparently seeking the assistance of the police to re-arrest the defendants.Recently the court granted a request from the company to have the photos of the defendants published in local daily newspapers demonstrate that they were taking the issue very seriously.Our judicial source said Judge Gbeneweleh might consider dealing with the issue very strictly, according to the law.“If he readily means what he’s saying, then, the management could begin serving their 30 days imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison,” the judicial source further said.He added: “Let us wait and see whether that decision would be taken, because the law works differently.”It was not announced, however, when the company management would appear before Judge Gbeneweleh this week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LNBA Ready to Defend Pre-Trial Detainees

first_imgLNBA president, Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe, admitted that the country’s prison facilities are violating the rights of people accused of committing crimes by not allowing them to be arraigned before a court with their legal representation.Gongloe Assures CitizensPre-trial detainees in prison facilities across Liberia are said to have reached up to 69% with an international call that, if no strategy is put into place to reduce the number, it poses a risk to the country’s peace and security. To this, the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), through its president, Cllr. Tiawan S. Gongloe, has reaffirmed its commitment to defending people in jail who cannot afford legal fees to have themselves released from further detention.Despite assuring the people of the LNBA’s preparedness to help in the reduction of reported cases of pre-trial detainees, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe admonished the gathering that they should respect the rule of law and to use it as a mean of finding solution to any dispute, whether criminal or civil.Gongloe made these remarks on on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at a one day interactive dialogue with residents in rural Montserrado County, with the purpose of educating them about the way forward in seeking justice.The gathering, held in Bentol, the capital city of Montserrado brought together several students, community’s leaders, law enforcement officers, judges, lawyers among, chiefs, traditional elders and others.The program was divided in to three different sessions, in which the participants were able to ask questions about matters that affect them.Speaking on the topic, “the criminal justice system and pre-trial detainees,” the LNBA president admitted that the country’s prison facilities are violating the rights of people accused of committing crimes by not allowing them to be arraigned before a court with their legal representation. With this, he assured the audience that the LNBA’s Legal Aid Clinic in the county is ready to provide free legal services to any of them or their detained relatives.“We have lawyers here, but the only way we can help you is [when you] come to the legal aid clinic. There, we would be able to ask the court to give your relatives speedy trial in the interest of justice, transparency and fair play, in the disposition of justice,” Gongloe said, admonishing the people to take advantage of the clinic in the county.In support, the chairlady of the program, Cllr. Joyce Reeves Woods, said her basic responsibility was to provide pro-bono (free) legal services to the general public. “All you need to do is to contact the legal aid clinic; they will come to your aid to help you solve your problem,” she said.Giving an overview of the program, Cllr. Reeves revealed that the program came into being through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) LPAC program after a proposal was written and sent to the agency. She thanked the USAID for the program, classifying it as second to none in West Africa.“In the course of providing the free legal service, we will be looking at mediation and let the Judiciary see the need for mediation. For certain cases you need not go to court, you apply for mediation,” said Reeves, who stated that Liberia has partners who are willing to help but Liberians should be willing to work.Currently, the LNBA is operating Legal Aid Clinics in five of the fifteen counties, including Grand Bassa, Bomi, Bong, Margibi and Montserrado.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A middle road for health care bill?

first_img“Government-run health care would deprive Americans of the choice and competition that comes from the private market,” he said. “It would cause huge increases in government spending.” While the government does heavily subsidize the health coverage offered through the program, most SCHIP beneficiaries get coverage through private insurers who contract with states. That was a point stressed by Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., majority leader in the House, when he provided the Democratic radio address Saturday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The president on Wednesday vetoed legislation that would increase spending for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $35 billion over five years. Bush has called for a $5billion increase. Several Republicans in both chambers have sided with Democratic lawmakers on the issue. “If putting poor children first takes a little more than the 20percent increase I have proposed in my budget for SCHIP, I am willing to work with leaders in Congress to find the additional money,” Bush said in his weekly radio address. Democratic lawmakers say votes to override the president’s veto will be held in mid-October. That effort is not expected to succeed. The program provides health insurance to children in families with incomes too great for Medicaid eligibility but not enough to afford private insurance. Bush used his radio address to once again make the case that he believes the spending increase sought primarily by Democrats is a step “toward their goal of government-run health care for every American.” DEAL: The president says he’ll compromise on spending for state insurance for children. By Kevin Freking THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – President Bush signaled a willingness Saturday to spend more than what he had recommended for a popular children’s health program, but provided no specifics on how much higher he would go. last_img read more

ROSSES AC NEWS: AIDAN IS STAR OF WORLD GAMES

first_imgCongratulations to Aidan Gillespie, our Club Captain, who won Gold in the Long Jump and Bronze in the High Jump in the M40 category at the World Police Games at the Mary Peters Track, Belfast at the weekend.Great performances from four Rosses AC ladies in the Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon in Dublin on Monday last. Sadie Mc Devitt and Kathleen Griffin finished together in a great time of 1:50. Grace Garvie and Lorna O Donnell will be pleased with their fine runs with Grace finishing in 2:12 and Lorna coming in at 2:14. Great runs by all.An excellent turnout in Maghery, last Saturday, for the Martello Adventure Event. And what a close affair it was at the end with only seconds between the top three. Adrian Ward, Kincasslagh came home first ahead of Edward Harkin with veteran Arranmore man John Connaghan in third place. This is the same John Connaghan that was a member of the Rosses team that won the County Novice Cross Country Ch’s as far back as 1979. Marie Boyle, Letterkenny AC won the Ladies section with Marie Timoney in second place. Cathy Breslin won the Over 40 category with Emer Mc Gee second and Sinead Diver third.  Good luck to Aidan and Derek Gillespie who head to Tullamore this Saturday for the National Combined Event Championships. Five events in one day: 110m Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Putt, High Jump and 1500m.Good luck to all our club athletes who will be travelling to the Athlone to the Community Games Finals the weekend of August 16th.There will be a club meeting next Wednesday night in the hall in Mullaghduff at 9pm. All welcome to come along. Date for the Diaries: Sunday 11th August, Columba Doherty Memorial 5k, Gweedore, 1:30pm. Tuesday 13th August, Doohary 5k, 7pm. Friday 16th August, North West Cancer Support Group (Mary McGinley) 4k, Carrickfinn, 7pm.  ROSSES AC NEWS: AIDAN IS STAR OF WORLD GAMES was last modified: August 6th, 2013 by John2Share 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:ROSSES AC NEWS: AIDAN IS STAR OF WORLD GAMESlast_img read more

board set for forum

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Find more information on the candidates and on statewide ballot measures at www.smartvoter.org. For more information, call (562) 947-3634. Rio Hondo College board to hold mixer EL MONTE — The Rio Hondo College board of trustees will hold a community mixer and board meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Frank M. Wright School, 11317 E. McGirk St. The mixer begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (562) 692-0921. Restaurant sponsors student essay contest Students in grades 1-12 can enter the 10th annual Pasta Tales national writing contest through Dec. 5, sponsored by the Olive Garden. Contestants must describe a person or experience that has made an important impact on their lives, using an essay style of between 50 and 250 words. Entry forms are available at local Olive Garden restaurants or by visiting www.olivegarden.com/ourcommunity/pastatale s.asp. Grand prize is a trip to New York, dinner at the Olive Garden in Times Square and a $2,500 U.S. savings bond. A winner in each grade category will receive a $500 U.S. savings bond and dinner with their family at their local Olive Garden. Submit entries online or mail them by Dec. 5 to Pasta Tales, PMB 2000, 6278 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-1916. Submissions are judged based on creativity, adherence to theme, organization, grammar, punctuation and spelling. For more information, call (954) 776-1999 between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us. Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to tracy.garcia@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — Local League of Women Voters holds an election forum for Whittier Union High School Districts school board candidates at 7 p.m. tonight in the Whittier City Council chambers, 13230 E. Penn St. Afterward, a forum for Rio Hondo College board of trustees candidates for areas 3 and 5 will be held from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Both forums will be televised on Channel 6. A forum for Little Lake City School District candidates will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at 10515 S. Pioneer Blvd., Santa Fe Springs. That will be followed by the final forum for Whittier Union district candidates, from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Audience members can ask questions of candidates at any of the forums. Submit questions by faxing them to (562) 947-5818. Questions must pertain to school district policy issues, student issues, curriculum and activities.last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgWEDNESDAY Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org. THURSDAY THANKSGIVING FRIDAY Fun After Forty ballroom dance group will not meet due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 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. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers weekly demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY 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 J&J Social and Travel Club will meet, 5:30 p.m. at Foxy’s Southwestern Restaurant, 46643 60th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 for reservations by Friday. 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. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 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 a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will meet for its weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. 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AIR 2.0 Coming Soon: Multitouch, Audio Recording, Less Memory

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#NYT#web Microblogging clients, media players, news tickers and more built on Adobe’s popular Rich Internet App framework AIR will soon become a lot more powerful and efficient.Version 2.0 of AIR will hit Adobe Labs later this year and be available for everyone in the first half of 2010, the company said this week. A good list of new features were blogged about by Adobe’s Christian Cantrell yesterday and below are a few of our favorites. marshall kirkpatrick AIR has a whole lot of potential but a number of shortcomings have mitigated the impact it’s made to date, especially the fact that AIR apps tend to be memory hogs. To see what kinds of apps are being built in AIR, check out the now mothballed but still useful 3rd party site RefreshingApps or the official Adobe AIR showcase.Here’s what we can look forward to for AIR 2.0.Multitouch and GesturesMac users with multitouch hardware can already perform multitouch actions in AIR apps today, but this feature will be available for Windows users in the next version of AIR. Both Windows 7 and Mac users will get new support for gestures like press and tap, pan, zoom, swipe and rotate.Think the design-savvy developers of the AIR world can come up with some awesome things to do with these new gestures? We suspect they will.Local Audio Encoding“Access audio data directly from the microphone,” Cantrell writes, “You used to have to send the data to a server and access it from there, but now you can do it entirely on the client.” With this increase in efficiency, we expect to see more AIR apps utilize audio. An AIR podcast recording app? That’s an obvious idea, we’ll see what else people come up with.Improved Memory UseAIR apps are memory expensive, that’s probably the single biggest complaint about them. Cantrell says that AIR 2.0 will have lower CPU utilization when idle and lower memory consumption in general. That’s great news. If Adobe can really pull this off and make dramatic cuts to AIR’s memory requirement then AIR apps are going to see a big increase in adoption.The New York Times for example, one of the most new-media capable old-school institutions in the US, recently asked its staff to stop using the AIR app Tweetdeck because it’s such a memory hog. That’s probably one of the reasons why Times staff appears to be posting to Twitter less these days.AIR apps can offer a compelling user experience outside the browser but across computing platforms. We’ve had high hopes for AIR for a long time. These and other improvements could help AIR deliver on more of that promise. Hopefully 2.0 won’t be too long in coming.See Also: 10 Adobe AIR Apps Bloggers Will Love Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Football: Former Chelsea player Scott Parker joins Fulham as first-team coach

first_imgAdvertisementPhoto Credits: www.chelseanews24.comAs reported by Fulham Football Club’s official Twitter handle, former English professional footballer, Scott Parker has been appointed as their first-team coach.We’re delighted to announce the appointment of our former skipper Scott Parker as First Team Coach 🙌Full story 👉 https://t.co/Q187ZYxt7r#ComingHome pic.twitter.com/HBSAnzFjrt— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) July 4, 2018 BREAKING: Scott Parker appointed first-team coach at Fulham. #SSN pic.twitter.com/wdxYq5eFby— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 4, 2018The former English national team midfielder had a prominent career as a footballer which spanned for over two decades from 1997 to 2017.His last stint as a player was with Fulham and he retired from football in June 2017.After retiring, Parker became the coach of Tottenham Under 18s as well as their club ambassador. He also played for Spurs from 2011-2013.Now, he has returned to Fulham to join Slavisa Jokanovic’s first-team coaching staff. Read also: Football: Veteran Goalkeeper, Lee Grant joins the Red DevilsFIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 20center_img Advertisementlast_img read more