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CATAPULT, DELTA PRINCE, OHIO & SHARP SAMURAI ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE I, $500,000 SHOEMAKER MILE (TURF) ON MONDAY

first_imgCATAPULT, DELTA PRINCE, OHIO & SHARP SAMURAI ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE I, $500,000 SHOEMAKER MILE (TURF) ON MONDAY SHOEMAKER MILE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACEARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2019)–Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Shoemaker Mile has the look of a wide open affair as Catapult, Delta Prince, Ohio and Sharp Samurai all appear to have big chances in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up on the Santa Anita turf.Named for the legendary jockey, Bill Shoemaker, who was Santa Anita’s leading rider a record 17 consecutive years, from 1951 through 1967, the Shoe Mile is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race, enabling the winner an automatic berth, with entry fees paid, into the Grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita on Saturday, Nov. 2.CATAPULTOwner:  Woodford Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerBy any accounting, an unlucky nose loser of the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) here on March 30, this 6-year-old horse by Kitten’s Joy will get a rematch with Ohio on Monday, but also appears to be facing tougher overall competition. “Catapult is doing great,” Sadler said this morning.  “He’s ready to go and hopefully he can win the photo this time.”  A winner of both the Grade II Eddie Read and Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap this past summer, Catapult was then second, beaten a half length, in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs three starts back on Nov. 3.  With an overall mark of 18-6-5-1 and earnings of $1,528,359, he’ll be making his seventh start for Sadler on Monday and will be ridden back by Drayden Van Dyke.DELTA PRINCEOwner:  Stronach StablesTrainer:  James JerkensAlthough he’s successfully demonstrated he can lay close to the pace if need be, Delta Prince, at age six, seems better suited these days to the role of deep closer, a tactic he employed in winning the Grade I Makers Mark Mile over a “good” turf at Keeneland by 1 ½ lengths on April 12. A Stronach homebred son of Street Cry out of the Machiavellian mare Delta Princess, Delta Prince, who will be ridden by Joel Rosario, is 13-5-3-4 overall with earnings of $1,173,819.OHIOOwner:  Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Bruce TreitmanTrainer:  Michael McCarthyBetter than ever at age eight, this Brazilian-bred gelding pressed the pace and just lasted by a nose in a desperate finish over Catapult in the Grade I Kilroe Mile March 30, his first Grade I victory.  Claimed for $50,000 seven starts back on June 10, 2018, Ohio has won two out of his last three starts and three out of six for McCarthy.  A winner of five out of his 13 assignments at one mile on turf, Ohio will be ridden for the fourth time in a row by Ruben Fuentes and can be expected to ensure a legitimate early pace.  With an overall mark of 26-9-4-2, Ohio has earnings of $488,065.SHARP SAMURAIOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn, LLC, Rancho Temescal, LLC and Mark GlattTrainer:  Mark GlattA fresh shooter, Sharp Samurai has been idle since a nose winner of the Grade II City of Hope Mile (turf) here on Oct. 6.  A four-time graded stakes winner on grass, this 5-year-old First Samurai gelding boast the best Shoemaker last-out Beyer Speed figure, as he registered a 104 in winning the City of Hope.  Ridden regularly by now-retired Gary Stevens, he’ll be handled for the first time on Monday by eastern-based Hall of Famer Johnny Velazquez.  With a ton of class in his corner, look for Sharp Samurai to be attentive to pace as he tried to improve upon an overall mark of 14-8-2-0 and earnings of $735,270.THE GRADE I SHOEMAKER MILE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 9 of 10 Approximate post time 5 p.m. PT Ohio–Ruben Fuentes–125Sharp Samurai–John Velazquez–123Le Ken–Tiago Pereira–121River Boyne–Flavien Prat–123Catapult–Drayden Van Dyke–121Bolo–Florent Geroux–121Desert Stone–Geovanni Franco–121Delta Prince–Joel Rosario–125Bowies Hero–Irad Ortiz, Jr.–121First post time for a 10-race card, that will also include the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the Grade I Gamely Stakes, is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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“I did not insult Militao. My words were: ‘Close the p … peak”

first_imgThe clash between both players and that could be seen on television happened like this: The 51st minute of the match between Getafe and Real Madrid passed. Marc Cucurella, player of the Azulón team, throws the ball towards the goal of Courtois but Militao gets in the way and the ball hits in one of his arms after first touching one of his legs. Cucurella makes a fuss towards the referee Munuera Montero claiming the hand of the Real Madrid defender. The arbitrator does not interpret infraction and both players engage in a dialectical exchange in which Cucurella shuts down Militao in bad ways. The match between Getafe Y Real Madrid left a heated dialectical crossing between the blue player Marc Cucurella and the Brazilian defender of the white team Éder Militao. After the game, Cucurella went to one of his social networks to clarify what happened and deny that he insulted the Brazilian. “I would like to clarify that at no time have I insulted or disqualified Militao. My words have been “Close the p … peak”. I apologize if someone has been offended by it. These are the only statements I have made and that I will make about it. Thank you”. I would like to clarify that at no time have I insulted or disqualified Militao. My words have been “Close the p … peak”.I apologize if someone has been offended by it. These are the only statements I have made and that I will make about it.Thank you.– Marc Cucurella (@ cucurella3) January 4, 2020The Getafe footballer had to go out to deny that he had insulted Militao since at first he speculated on this fact. The Real Madrid he would have bothered since he had interpreted that Cucurella land would have waited for the Madrid defender: “Shut your mouth, shut your mouth … fucking mico”. The word ‘mico’ in Catalan refers to ‘monkey’ (Cucurella is born in Alella, Barcelona).last_img read more

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Reliable as ever, Patriots’ Julian Edelman wins Super Bowl MVP

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Patriots defeat Rams in lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img MOST READ “The hug was just two Bay Area boys that love football, love to compete and are living out our dreams,” Edelman said before taking a second to clarify one small detail.“I think he held me,” the bushy-bearded Edelman said with a big grin. “I didn’t hold him.”It was an incredibly satisfying ending to a big-time comeback season for Edelman, a guy considered by Brady to be like a little brother — some teammates even jokingly say they have a “bromance” — and widely regarded as one of the greatest slot receivers in league history.And, he was at it again against the Rams.Reliable and steady. All night long.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s pretty surreal,” Edelman said, shaking his head. “Tough times don’t last, tough people do. I preach that, and, I guess you have to live to it.”Edelman certainly did Sunday night, earning Super Bowl MVP honors with 10 receptions for 141 yards while helping lift the Patriots to a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“My name was called,” he said. “I was asked to make a couple plays and we were able to do that.”Edelman and Brady made one final connection — at midfield with confetti flying around them. They embraced for several moments — eyes filled with the tears of champions. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman holds the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. Edelman was named the Most Valuable Player. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed New England Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers.Catch after catch in this one, Tom Brady’s favorite wide receiver helped make them winners again.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s a fighter, man, that kid,” Brady said. “I’m just so proud of him. He’s been an incredible player for this team in the playoffs and he just cemented himself, again, in the history of the NFL for what his accomplishments are.”Even when things weren’t working early for the Patriots, Edelman kept the offense going and the clock rolling as a safety valve for Brady. Eight of his catches were for first downs , including a 13-yard grab during the go-ahead touchdown drive with 7 minutes left in the game.“Julian always gives us those kinds of plays,” coach Bill Belichick said. “Tough plays, tough catches, catch-and-run plays, breaking tackles for a few extra yards. He did a tremendous job.”It has been a long journey back to this point for Edelman, who missed all of last season after tearing a knee ligament in New England’s third preseason game. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

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Countries must work towards enforcing agreements – Ghana’s Director

first_imgAir Transport Meeting…more needs to be done to address barriers The recently concluded Air Transport Meeting which was organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has tacked the main barriers that countries face when promoting air travel across the diaspora.In an interview with <> on Friday, Director General of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Simon Allotey, said that while the conference was successful in its aim to establish new relations, countries must work towards enforcing agreements that are signed with other nations.“The conference has lived up to its objectives on promoting air connectivity between the diaspora. The discussions were very practical because, over the years, we took several corporation agreements, MoUs which were never implemented,” said Allotey.He said the barriers lie within these policies which had never materialised, and member states are now working towards resolving the issues. This is evident in the memorandums of understanding (MoUs) that Guyana signed with Aruba and Ghana respectively.“This forum, we’ve realised that we need to put our words into actions. We have identified our key barriers to improving connectivity. Collectively, we’ve all resolved towards addressing these barriers and improving air links.Some of the barriers relate to regulations, policies at state and regional levels,” he stressed.For now, the participants have decided that free movement across the continents is the next step which can eliminate some of the glitches of the past.“We’ve all agreed that we should allow free movement of people within Caricom and Africa. We can achieve that by states accepting and implementing the various protocols on free movement of people, and these have been some of the barriers,” he explained.This publication also sought a comment from the Director of Policy Planning at the Aviation Ministry in Ghana, Ellis Hugh Tamakloe, as he appealed for more action on the part of governing aviation bodies in each country.Many officials would have shared their perspectives, and the conference would be successful only if the talks are followed by effective action.“From the discussions, there are a lot of things that we need to do. There are a lot of things that we’ve been doing, but we need to do more to actualise what we need to do to ensure that there is connectivity between the Caribbean and Africa and the Caribbean and elsewhere. We think that [if] the findings and discussions are implemented, then this will be successful for all of us,” stated Tamakloe.The MoU signed between Aruba and Guyana will see direct flights from Georgetown to Aruba in the near future. The same is expected in the agreement between Guyana and Ghana.last_img read more

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People missing on Pink Mountain found safe

first_imgCpl. Jodi Shelkie of the Fort St. John RCMP has confirmed that two people who went missing on Pink Mountain have been found.Yesterday at 9 AM, Fort St. John RCMP received a report that two men from Pink Mountain went hunting on Monday and had failed to return home – having gotten turned around in the woods.The men were then able to text their family, but could not call.- Advertisement -At 5 PM yesterday, a helicopter located the men and they were found safe without injuries.last_img

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PRO CALENDAR

first_img11 a.m.Detroit at Chicago White SoxWGN 1 p.m.Angels at OaklandFSN710, 830 1 p.m.San Francisco at DodgersPrime980, 1330 Pro Football 10 a.m.St. Louis at DallasCh. 11 ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Baseball 11 a.m.Atlanta at HoustonTBS 10 a.m.Oakland at MiamiCh. 297.1 10 a.m.Green Bay at Minnesota570 1:15 p.m.Kansas City at San DiegoCh. 2 1:15 p.m.Denver at Indianapolis570 5:15 p.m.Philadelphia at N.Y. GiantsCh. 4790 Golf 6 a.m.PGA European Seve Trophy (delayed)Golf 9 a.m.Presidents Cup (through 3 p.m.)Ch. 4 NoonLPGA Navistar ClassicGolf 3:30 p.m.PGA Viking ClassicGolf Hockey 9 a.m.Kings vs. Ducks, at LondonVersus1150, 830 Motorsports 10 a.m.NASCAR CountdownCh. 7 11 a.m.Nextel Cup LifeLock 400Ch. 7540 12:30 p.m.FIM World Superbike, at Italy (delayed)Speed Soccer 6 a.m.Italy: Catania at AC MilanFSC 8 a.m.England: Middlesbrough at EvertonFSC 10 a.m.Mexico: Tigres at PueblaFSE 10 a.m.Mexico: Atlas at PumasCh. 34 11:25 a.m.Italy: Juventus at TorinoFSC NoonMLS: Houston at FC DallasCh. 46 NoonArgentina: Rosario at River PlateFSE 2 p.m.MLS: Galaxy at Columbus1700 2 p.m.Argentina: Rosario at River Plate (delayed)FSC 4:30 p.m.Mexico: Cruz Azul at Club AmericaCh. 46 5 p.m.MLS: Galaxy at Columbus (delayed)FSN Horse Racing 1 p.m.Vosburgh Stakes, Joe Hirsch Turf ClassicESPN Beldame Stakes, Jockey Club Gold Cup Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: CBS (Ch. 2); NBC (Ch. 4); ABC (Ch. 7); Fox (Ch. 11); KMEX (Ch. 34); KFTR (Ch. 46); KVEA (Ch. 52); KAZA (Ch. 54); KDOC (Ch. 56); KJLA (Ch. 57); KLCS (Ch. 58); CSTV (College Sports Television); ESPNC (ESPN Classic); FSC (Fox Soccer Channel); FSE (Fox Sports En Espa ol); FSN (Fox Sports Net West); NFL (NFL Network); Prime (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket); Speed (Speed Channel); Show (Showtime); TC (Tennis Channel); TNT (Turner Network Television). RADIO INDEX: XSUR (540 AM); KLAC (570 AM); KRLH (590 AM); KOGO (600 AM); KIRN (670 AM); XTRA (690 AM); KSPN (710 AM); KLAA (830 AM); KIIS (850 AM); KRLA (870 AM); KFWB (980 AM); KTNQ (1020 AM); KNX (1070 AM); XPRS (1090 AM); KDIS (1110 AM); KSDP (1130 AM); KTLK (1150 AM); KXMX (1190 AM); KWKU (1220 AM); KKGO (1260 AM); KWKW (1330 AM); KPOP (1360 AM); KSPA (1510 AM); CASH (1700 AM); KLSX (97.1 FM). Community sports The Daily Breeze publishes community and youth sports news in Monday editions of the sports section. Information should be reported to youth/recreation sports reporter David Saunders via e-mail: sports@dailybreeze.com. Saunders can be reached at 310-540-4201 most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays after 4:30 p.m. Information should be submitted by Friday afternoon for publication the following Monday. Information should be as complete as possible, including names, dates, times and locations for events. Correct spelling of all names is the responsibility of the person (coach or parent) providing the information. All submissions should include a contact name and phone number for verification. ——— Home games ——— Away games160Want 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

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Liverpool have never recovered from title collapse, claims former star

first_imgJohn Toshack believes Liverpool are still suffering a hangover from their Premier League title collapse a year ago – and admits ‘things aren’t getting any better at the moment’.The Reds, who were top of the table with the championship in their hands, held a 3-0 lead at Crystal Palace in their penultimate match of the 2013-14 season, only to see the Eagles claw back all three goals to secure a draw.The result meant Manchester City swept to glory, and the memory has appeared hard to forget for Brendan Rodgers’ side, who slumped to sixth in the table last campaign.The Northern Irishman has seen close allies Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh leave Anfield this summer, following an end-of-season review, and former striker Toshack insists the situation is far from perfect on Merseyside.“It’s very unusual that a coach stays on when his backroom staff have been sacked,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “There’s something not quite right there.“Liverpool have gone three years without a trophy, I don’t remember that happening in my time. Liverpool have still got a hangover from those three goals they conceded against Crystal Palace [last season].“Incidents like that can make or break a player or manager. I don’t see things getting any better at the moment for Liverpool.”last_img read more

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Rallies call to ‘stop the invasion’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “We are keeping the debate on illegal immigration in the forefront of the American consciousness,” said Joseph Turner of Save Our State, which wants to shut down day-labor centers set up near large home-supply stores that the group claims are magnets for illegal immigrants. The centers pair employers with people seeking temporary work, such as painting or landscaping. In Danbury, Conn., about 50 people calling themselves the Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control spent about two hours chanting and holding signs that read “Arrest Illegal Employers.” Paul Streitz, who organized the demonstrations, said members believe illegal immigrants are taking jobs from citizens while driving down property values. “This is not a racist thing,” said Daniel Anastasia, 46, a construction worker from Westchester, N.Y. “We pay taxes, they don’t. I get paid what the union says. The contractor pays them cash. It’s not fair to me.” Small groups of protesters rallied nationwide Saturday against illegal immigration and lax border security, demanding the government penalize employers who hire illegal workers. The so-called “Stop the Invasion” protests were organized in 19 states, but in several cities only a smattering of opponents of illegal immigration turned out. In Glendale, about two dozen protesters waving American flags gathered outside a home-supply store, but they were surrounded and shouted down by more than 100 drum-beating supporters of immigrant rights who chanted, “Racists go home.” The two groups traded shouts and obscene gestures for more than an hour. One man was arrested for assault, police said. 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

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTODAY 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. at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. New DJs, music. Admission: $5-$7. Call (661) 949-9467 or (661) 718-8997. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson 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 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. 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 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, 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. Storytime will present “Good Dog, River” and “Silly Pig,” 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. 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 will meet, 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.com. WEDNESDAY Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. O, 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, or visit the Web site at www.geocities.com/littleangels_angelitos. 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 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

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MAN WHO CAUSED €33,000 DAMAGE AFTER CRASHING INTO BANK AVOIDS JAIL

first_imgThe scene at the bank on Falcarragh moments after Watters smashed into it.A man who crashed his car into the front of a bank causing more than €33,000 worth of damage before fleeing the scene has escaped a jail sentence.Stephen Watters, 29, smashed into the front of the Bank of Ireland in Falcarragh on November 29th, 2014 at 5.20am after leaving some friends home. Watters appeared at Falcarragh District Court today for sentence after completing a safe driving course.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher told Judge Paul Kelly that the incident had not been “a ram raid situation” but that his client had fallen asleep at the wheel.Mr Gallagher said his client head been leaving friends home when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the window of the bank after which he panicked and left the scene.The judge remarked that perhaps Watters had been “trying to make a lodgement”.Garda Inspector Denis Joyce said that only for the early hour, it was fortunate that no-one who might have been using the ATM was injured but the court heard that damage was caused to the building.Watters also faced a separate charge of dangerous driving on August 24th 2014 at Meenderrygamph in Gweedore after crashed into a bridge writing off his vehicle and causing substantial damage to a bridge wall.Judge Kelly remarked that Watters had carried out “an extraordinary sequence of driving that indicated his absolute lunacy behind the wheel”.Unemployed plasterer Watters, of Shroughan,Falcarragh, appeared in court again yesterday (WED) for sentence by Judge Kelly.However, Inspector Joyce said that he had a note that the Bank of Ireland had still not been compensated for the €33,000 amount of damage caused during the spectacular crash.However solicitor Mr Gallagher maintained that it had been paid by Mr Watters’ mother’s insurance company as he had ben driving her car at the time.Judge Kelly said the issue before the court was not an insurance issue but one of dangerous driving.He remarked “Your client has a pretty grim record including two previous convictions for no insurance and one for dangerous driving.“He must have been going at some speed to mount the pavement, go through a bench and crash into bank.”He sentenced Watters to 120 hours community service for dangerous driving for the incident in which he crashed into the  bank on November 29th, 2014 in lieu of six months in prison.He ordered him to do an additional 80 hours community service for another charge of dangerous driving, which he reduced to careless driving, on August 24th last, in lieu of 3 months in prison.MAN WHO CAUSED €33,000 DAMAGE AFTER CRASHING INTO BANK AVOIDS JAIL was last modified: February 18th, 2016 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:BANKcourtdonegalFalcarraghGardaiStephen Watterslast_img read more