High Court jury finds man guilty of 2017 rape

first_imgAfter almost two hours of deliberation, a 12-member High Court jury on Tuesday delivered a unanimous guilty verdict against George Robin, who was on trial before Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Sexual Offences Court.Robin was indicted on the charge which detailed that on February 6, 2017, in the county of Demerara, he engaged in sexual activity with a child, who is a family member. The convicted man in his defence maintained his innocence, as he told the court “I am not guilty, I am innocent of this”.Meanwhile, Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay, who represented the accused, in a request to the court, asked for a probation report to be prepared. As such, Justice Reynolds granted same and deferred the sentencing to June 25, 2019.The State’s case was successfully presented by Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Seeta Bishundial.last_img read more

Dreier’s letter for agents draws fire

first_imgSupporters of Ramos and Compean say the two men were only doing their job securing the country’s borders and the case is indicative of what they consider the Bush administration’s soft stance on immigration reform. Dreier’s spokeswoman, Jo Maney, said the congressman had been monitoring the agents’ case since the beginning. “He has already been in contact with the Department of Justice,” Maney said Monday. Dreier, she added, was meeting with a delegation from Lebanon and unavailable to comment. Some of the agents’ supporters said Dreier’s move was hypocritical, in light of his past support for guest worker programs. Dreier supported Bush’s 2004 guest-worker initiative, arguing on his Web site that it did not amount to amnesty because it would not “grant automatic and immediate legal status” to illegal immigrants. Bush’s plan would have allowed illegal immigrants to pay a fee and join a temporary worker program, and those who chose to stay and pursue citizenship would have had to get in line behind those who had already begun the process. But in May 2006, Dreier came out against a Senate bill that incorporated the president’s guest-worker initiative, supporting instead House legislation that included the building of a border fence and no temporary worker provisions. Another pet project of Dreier’s, the creation of so-called counterfeit-proof Social Security Cards, was first proposed by TJ Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council. “As far as building a fence along the border, more secure IDs and more Border Patrol agents, he has always been in support of that,” Johnson said. But Don Silva of Save Our State, an anti-illegal immigrant group, said Dreier’s letter was motivated by political survival. “He doesn’t give a rip about Ramos and Compean,” said Silva. “He’s come out in favor of \ programs before. But the Ramos and Compean case is so universally condemned, you would be a complete moron if you were a congressman in a Republican district and were not in favor of reviewing this.” Maney denied that Dreier’s signing of the letter had anything to do with criticism from the far right. “As I said, he has been following the two agents’ situation since the beginning,” said Maney, adding that Dreier has opposed all “amnesty-granting” legislation in the past. fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rep. David Dreier’s recent support for two imprisoned U.S. Border Patrol agents – a cause celebre among anti-illegal immigration activists – has not endeared him to some of those lobbying for the agents’ release. The Glendora Republican sent a letter last week, along with fellow Republican Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin and Lamar Smith of Texas, urging President George W. Bush to review the case of agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean and, “if appropriate,” grant them pardons. Ramos and Compean are each serving more than 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of shooting a fleeing, unarmed drug smuggler while patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas, in February 2005. Federal prosecutors said the agents violated the Mexican national’s civil rights and then tried to cover up the incident. last_img read more

Valley winner of $60 million lottery credits lucky charm

first_img“I had known him for years, so I wasn’t afraid,” she said. “He said, `Sit down. … You’ve just won the Mega Million.’ It’s still not real to me.” Mega Millions tickets are sold here and in Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington. California joined the Mega in 2005. Since then, there have been six multimillion-dollar winners statewide, including Kroop. Her lucky strike also extends to Shoukat Ali, the franchise owner of the 7-Eleven, who received a $300,000 check for selling the winning ticket. After a portion of the money is paid to the 7-Eleven corporate owners, Ali said, he would divide the rest among himself and his employees. “I’m delighted,” he said. “I hope other people win.” Kroop came to California from England when she was 12 to rejoin her mother, who had remarried. She worked in bakeries and beauty salons, learning skills along the way. At one point she worked in a bank, but later became bored. She started her own janitorial company about 20 years ago and has developed it into a successful business. Kroop said she has faithfully played 10 tickets twice a week for years. Her big win is still sinking in. She has chosen to receive the money in a lump sum of more than $30 million after taxes. For now, she has a few plans. She wants to travel abroad to meet the 844 cousins she found after running a search on the Internet last year. She wants to hire a skilled nurse to care for her elderly mother. She would like to buy a condo for her aunt and uncle and help her son pay off his home. And she wants to donate money to pancreatic cancer research, a disease that took the life of her husband. Kroop said being a newly minted millionaire won’t change her much. She still plans to run her janitorial company, though she already has splurged on one luxury item. “The first thing I did when I found out I won was instead of buying the Ralphs brand garbage bags,” she said, “I bought the Heftys.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During the news conference at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, California Lottery officials presented Kroop with an oversize check that covered much of her petite frame. For days, Kroop’s identity had been unknown to officials who knew someone had purchased the winning ticket at a Studio City 7-Eleven. But Kroop was at a party for a new shop opening on Ventura Boulevard that night, unaware the winning ticket was in her purse – which she had left under a chair on the floor. “Imagine,” she said, in a faint British accent, “$60 million on the floor.” On Tuesday, she visited the 7-Eleven to run her tickets into a scanner and was told to see the clerk. Upon inspecting the ticket, the clerk asked if he could speak with her privately in the back room. VAN NUYS – An English-born Studio City entrepreneur with an unflinching belief in positive thinking and the power of magic charms found affirmation in the form of a winning $60 million lottery ticket. Zorina Kroop, 63, traced her good fortune in the latest Mega Millions jackpot to a lucky blue dot affixed to a small white card – a charm she purchased from an ad in the National Enquirer several years ago. Speaking to television news crews Friday, the owner of a janitorial-service company said the cherished object, which she keeps in her purse at all times, has also seen her through many successful trips to the slot machines in Laughlin, Nev. “Buy a blue dot, read (the self-help book) `The Secret’ and stay positive,” Kroop advised. last_img

Coral Daily Download – Martial to fire Manchester United past Liverpool?

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager looks ahead to Saturday’s big Premier League showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool.She reveals United are the 19/20 favourites to triumph, with the visitors priced at 3/1, while Anthony Martial is 6/1 to get off to a dream start at Old Trafford and fire the opening goal.Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are 17/4 to end Manchester City’s 100 per cent start and claim a shock win at Selhurst Park, while Chelsea are 17/20 to win at Everton.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.com. FRIDAY Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club will host ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Dance lessons: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance admission: $3 for club members, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 267-5551. Swingtime will host swing, waltz, ballroom and salsa dancing, 7-10 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $3. Call (661) 400-3166. 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. 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 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, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host an Italian potluck and dance party, 7:30 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a main or side dish, salad or dessert to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586. 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. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.com 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. 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 (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. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. 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. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 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 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. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. last_img read more

GAA ROUND-UP: ALL THE WEEKEND RESULTS

first_imgMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Sean MacCumhaills1 – 132 – 7KilcarSean MacCumhaillsMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Glenfin1 – 101 – 6Naomh ColumbaPairc Ghleann FhinneMarley Coach Hire Division FourDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Na Rossa1 – 81 – 11Red HughsPairc DooeyMarley Coach Hire Division 5DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Malin3 – 73 – 10St EunansMalinMarley Coach Hire Division FourDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Robert Emmets0 – 112 – 11Naomh Padraig LeifearRobert EmmetsMarley Coach Hire Division 5DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Glenswilly3 – 71 – 9St MichaelsGlenswilly Pairc Naomh ColumbaCentra Under 21 Football ChampionshipDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011St Nauls1 – 60 – 10Letterkenny GaelsMacCumhaill ParkU21B-FinalBusanna Feda O Donaill IRFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Carndonagh1 – 112 – 10Aodh RuadhConvoyMarley Coach Hire Division 5DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Ardara2 – 55 – 12Naomh ConaillPairc na Phiarsaigh ArdaraMarley Coach Hire Division Four ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Na Rossa1 – 61 – 15Red HughsPairc DooeyMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue06-Nov-2011Glenfin1 – 80 – 9Naomh ColumbaPairc Ghleann FhinneMarley Coach Hire Division 5DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue05-Nov-2011Glenfin1 – 62 – 7Sean MacCumhaillsPairc Ghleann FhinneBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue05-Nov-2011St Eunans1 – 120 – 9GlenswillyO Donnell ParkCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue05-Nov-2011Milford2 – 60 – 12Naomh ColmcilleMoyle Park Milford05-Nov-2011Naomh Naille2 – 113 – 6DowningsNaomh Naille05-Nov-2011Urris3 – 120 – 11Aodh RuadhUrris Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighCentra Under 21 Football ChampionshipDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue05-Nov-2011Kilcar3 – 82 – 4BundoranTir Chonaill Park Donegal TownU21A S/Final-E/Time05-Nov-2011Naomh Conaill2 – 151 – 10MalinConvoyU21A S/Final-E/TimeMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue05-Nov-2011St Michaels0 – 121 – 6KillybegsThe Banks MullachderghPromotion P/O-E/TimeCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue05-Nov-2011Milford1 – 42 – 6Naomh ColmcilleMoyle Park MilfordBrian McCormack Sports Division One ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue05-Nov-2011St Eunans1 – 161 – 5GlenswillyO Donnell ParkGAA ROUND-UP: ALL THE WEEKEND RESULTS was last modified: November 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegalGAA ROUND-UP: ALL THE WEEKEND RESULTSlast_img read more

MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR GET ‘SHIRTY’ WITH MOVILLE COMPANY!

first_imgThe Mayor of Donegal ‘collared’  a new shirt yesterday and gave his seal of his approval to one of the county’s most ambitious companies.Ray Doherty, Director of the Moville Clothing Company, visited the council chamber in Lifford to deliver to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Moville branded shirts which they purchased recently from this local firm. Moville Clothing Company is a family run business which operates out of Moville and manufactures all their own products in Donegal with high quality materials sourced from the UK.Although this company started in 1999, the Company’s directors, brothers Ray, Joe and Hilary Doherty are the third generation of their family to work in the clothing trade.Employing 21 people, Moville Clothing Company Ltd sells products to customers in the USA, Canada, UK, Mainland Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand.Moville Clothing Company specialises in a range of uniforms, barrister gowns & shirts and also clerical clothing. The Mayor of Donegal, Cllr Frank McBrearty and the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Martin Farren expressed their delight in receiving their shirts which they purchased recently from the company and commented on the fine quality and workmanship of the product.The Mayor added that the Moville Clothing Company is one of a small number of clothing manufacturers still operating in Donegal and is a great example of the entrepreneurial spirit that is still in Donegal.“By focusing on this niche market, Moville Clothing Company has grown from strength to strength in the last thirteen years securing jobs for 21 people in the Inishowen Peninsula and maximising the traditional shirt making skills that this region was so famous for.“It is great to be able to buy these high quality shirts here in Donegal whilst at the same time supporting small businesses in our county”.MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR GET ‘SHIRTY’ WITH MOVILLE COMPANY! was last modified: October 22nd, 2012 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:Deputy Mayor Martin FarrenMoville Clothing Companyshirts. Mayor Frank McBreartylast_img read more

Wikipedia’s Inkblots: Normality in Tech and Medicine

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#crowdsourcing#health#web dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Wikipedia is aflutter with angry psychologists demanding that the community take down reproductions of 10 original Rorschach inkblot plates and their statistically common responses. The Rorschach tests have been used since the 1920’s to determine psychological disorders through the analysis of images. Twenty-five percent of all forensic cases utilize the Rorschach test in assessing defendant competency and criminal responsibility. According to the New York Times, Dr. James Heilman of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan originally uploaded the files and discussion has exploded ever since with doctors on both sides of the argument.Although Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach (the creator of the test died) in 1922, the inkblots are still widely used in personality and psychological assessment today. However, once an image’s copyright owner passes away, that image is automatically released into the public domain 70 years after his/her death unless an extension is filed. While many argue that Wikipedia’s release of the inkblots invalidates testing and causes potential harm to patients, others argue that the images are already widely accessible and too relevant to the article to omit. For now, the Wikipedia discussion page states,”Prior discussion has determined that Rorschach inkblots images shall be displayed in this article, and removal of pictures without consensus at Talk:Rorschach test/images [the discussion page] will be reverted.”Times reporter Noam Cohen writes about those against the posted images saying, “For them [the psychologists], the Wikipedia page is the equivalent of posting an answer sheet to next year’s SAT.”The fact that both of these tests are based on normative results adds another dimension to the Wikipedia debate – whether or not the inkblot test is a valid metric in the first place. In the late nineties, based on reviewing the demographics of students with the lowest averages in the country, critics called the SAT racist, urban-centric and classist. With the test determining college placement, scholarship eligibility and in some cases, job placement, it remains an important one. For this reason, it was redrafted in 2005 to be more tolerant of diversity and more reflective of classroom curriculum. With the Rorschach inkblots having been established since the 1920’s, what are the chances that each of us aren’t already showing signs of major psychosis? If there’s a doctor in the house, by all means, let us know if and how the psychological indicators of the test have changed over time. There’s no doubt that a number of those awaiting SATs and psychometric testing might choose to game the system. While higher SAT scores improve college eligibility, average Rorschach inkblot results might alleviate the fear of being estranged from friends and family. Unless the person being psychologically profiled wants to shirk criminal responsibility or can see themselves as a danger to themselves or others, it makes sense to want to establish “normality”. But why is Wikipedia more responsible to protect Rorschach testing than scientific journals or medical websites? Admittedly, I am not an expert in medicine, psychology or the forensic sciences and I have no idea how these Wikipedia images will affect the patient community. However, as a tech blogger, I understand this issue to be Wikipedia’s dedication to free and educational content – even when that education is widely debated. It will be interesting to see if those against the inkblot posting will be able to determine a consensus to have them removed. last_img read more

Boxing: IBF orders purse bid for Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergey Derevyanchenko on July 5

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementThe IBF ordered a purse bid Monday for the Sergiy Derevyanchenko-Daniel Jacobs fight for its vacant middleweight title.  The two fighters will be scrapping it out for the vacant International Boxing Federation middleweight title that was recently stripped from Gennady Golovkin for failing to commit to a title defense against IBF mandatory Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) by the IBF mandated August 3 date.The IBF ordered a bout between Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs), who’s ranked No. 1 by the IBF, and the third-rated Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) on June 11. Also, both fighters have same managers and trainer, both are trained by Andre Rosier.Jacobs and Derevyanchenko will both get 50 percent of the bid. This is a fight that will interest a lot of boxing fans, as well as HBO, who has Jacobs under contract for a multi-fight deal.The best possible situation will see the winner of the Jacobs vs. Derevyanchenko fight face the winner of the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Golovkin contest. That’s what Hearn is counting on.last_img read more

England will beat India 2-1 in Test series: Monty Panesar to India Today

first_imgEngland may be down but certainly not out. In fact, their out-of-favour spinner Monty Panesar thinks that Alastair Cook’s team can bounce back in the ongoing series against India and even “win by a 2-1 margin.”In an exclusive chat from Sydney, where he’s undergoing rehab after a shoulder surgery, Panesar told Aaj Tak that England have a history of coming from behind to win the series, especially against India. (England set to pick Buttler in place of Duckett in Mohali)”I think England can win the series 2-1. They just need to win the key moments in a match which they haven’t done in Rajkot and Vizag. Everyone knows that it isn’t easy to beat India in India. However, they’ve failed to accelerate just when it was required the most. There is no point in being defensive against India, they need to attack right from the first ball,” said Panesar.The left-arm spinner believes that captain Cook hasn’t faltered in his strategy but hasn’t been able to win sessions which is the key to winning Tests.”Game moves on in a similar pattern on the first two days of a Test in India. We all know that. It is after that the team which accelerates has the maximum chance of winning. Maybe Cook is missing the third spinner. I am ready to join them, if not in the eleven then even to bowl in the nets. I so badly want to be in Mohali,” the 34-year-old, who’s father moved to London from Ludhiana in 1970s, said in all seriousness. (Also read: Cricket chose me, it’s the only game I played: Kohli)advertisement’BEST MEMORIES’Panesar, who last played for England in the Ashes Test in Melbourne in 2013, is in Australia till March next year. Along with Graeme Swann, he was key to England winning the series in India in 2012 after losing the first Test. Then India Test skipper MS Dhoni had gone on record terming Panesar as the difference between both the teams as the lanky Sardar went on to take 17 wickets from three Tests.”It is one of the best memories of my career, playing a big role in beating India in India. I remember the wicket in Mumbai was a rank turner and one in Kolkata was quite flat. Rahul Dravid had said at that point that my performance was one of the best he’s ever seen by a visiting spinner in the first innings of a Test in India. That was really inspiring. It isn’t easy to beat Indians at spin but I managed to do that against a quality batting line up.” (Gambhir dropped for Mohali Test)He also believes that England spinners can test Virat Kohli by bowling a certain line even though the Indian skipper is enjoying form of his life.”Virat seems to be quite sound, technically. His head is in a great position while batting. However, if he is forced to play across the line by bowling a certain off-stump line, there is a chance that he will commit a mistake at some point of time.”Panesar is also full of praise for Ravichandran Ashwin who has been almost unplayable for batsmen of most of the visiting teams in India.”Good thing about him (Ashwin) is his temperament. He is not stressed out even when he’s struggling to get wickets. He has many variations and knows well how to exploit conditions, especially while bowling at home. He’s a street smart cricketer who bats well too. That’s the reason why Ashwin is key to India’s success.”last_img read more