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Russia could lose nine Beijing 2008 Olympic medals

first_imgThis comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed last week that retests of 454 samples using new technology had been completed in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), focusing on those who are likely to compete at Rio 2016.A total of 31 athletes spanning 12 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and six sports were implicated, the IOC said.All those NOCs are currently being notified – with retesting of B-samples expected later this month and the names set to be formally confirmed soon after. But Russian state television and the TASS news agency have now published a list of athletes they say have been notified of failures, citing an unnamed source in the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).These include Yuliya Chermoshanskaya, a member of the gold medal winning 4×100 metres relay quartet, and Anastasia Kapachinskaya and Tatiana Firova, who both won silver as part of the 4x400m relay team.Others include bronze medal winning high jumper Anna Chicherova, who has since won gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, javelin silver medallist and 2011 world champion Maria Abakumova and bronze medal winning 50km racewalker Denis Nizhegorodov.Yekaterina Volkova, the 2007 world champion who won bronze in the 3000m steeplechase behind world record breaking team-mate Gulnara Galkina-Samitova, is also named, as is Denis Alexeev, a member of the bronze medal winning 4x400m quartet.The list is completed by two weightlifters in under 58 kilogram silver medallist Marina Shainova and under 75kg third placed finisher Nadezhda Evstyukhina.Belgium stand poised to claim 4x100m relay gold if Russia’s women are disqualified.Names of six non-medal winners have also been published, including three more athletes in 2009 world bronze medal winning decathlete Alexander Pogorelov, 2006 European 10,000m champion Inga Abitova and shot putter Ivan Yushkov.Rower Alexander Kornilov, a member of the Russian eight which won a silver medal at last week’s European Championships, is also implicated.”The ROC has received the respective documents,” a member of the National Olympic Committee told TASS.Russian high jump coach Yevgeniy Zagorulko has already revealed how Chicherova has been notified.”Three days ago, Anna received a notice that her doping sample from the Beijing Olympics tested positive after a re-check and she called me,” the coach told TASS.”So far, this is at the development stage and this has not yet been finally confirmed – but we all are aware of this and are dealing with the issue.”International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) anti-doping rules appear to suggest that any athlete retrospectively caught doping will be stripped of all subsequent results, meaning that, if her positive sample is confirmed, Chicherova would forfeit her London 2012 title.The IOC have also said how any athlete implicated in the Beijing 2008 retests will also have their London 2012 results immediately re-analysed, so Chicherova’s gold medal winning London 2012 performance will come under scrutiny anyway.insidethegames has been told by the IAAF that the IOC were acting on athlete-specific intelligence provided to them by the world governing body.Chicherova’s training group under Zegorulko – based in 2014 Winter Olympic host city Sochi – also included Athens 2004 high jump champion Yelena Slesarenko, who came fourth behind Chicherova four years later so could be promoted to bronze.If today’s reports are confirmed, it would be a further blow to the world’s largest nation as the All-Russia Athletic Federation seek to have its suspension lifted by the IAAF in time for athletes to compete at Rio 2016.This followed last year’s allegations of systemic and state-sponsored doping across Russian athletics published by the WADA Independent Commission.“The Ministry of Sport is extremely disappointed that Russian athletes are among those found to have violated anti-doping rules at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after re-testing their samples,” the body said in a statement sent toinsidethegames today.”All the athletes found cheating should face corresponding sanctions.”We have taken numerous steps to eradicate the issue of doping, and understand that the roots of the problem, particularly in athletics, go back to the past.”Since 2008, when the Ministry of Sport was formed, the Russian anti-doping system has been overhauled: a national anti-doping agency has been created; legislation against doping has been tightened; and considerable work has been taken to change public opinion and develop a zero-tolerance stance on doping.”However, this is an ongoing issue that we are committed to tackling – we are continuing to improve the work of Russian anti-doping services, ensuring they are effective, transparent and independent.”ARAF has said this evening that no athlete implicated in a past doping scandal will be able to compete in Rio. Russia finished second on the athletics medals table at Beijing 2008 with six gold, five silver and seven bronzes.Of the six gold medals won by the country in athletics, race-walkers Valeriy Borchin and Olga Kaniskina have since been implicated in doping scandals and have served bans – although their failures each came later so they are not currently expected to be stripped of Beijing 2008 gold.Russia finished third in the overall Beijing medals table with 23 gold, 21 silver and 29 bronze.They won medals in a total of 16 sports: aquatics, archery, athletics, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, handball, modern pentathlon, shooting, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.It is not yet clear which other countries are implicated in the Beijing failures.Several NOCs, including Britain, Australia, France and South Africa, have already said publicly how they have not been contacted by the IOC.last_img read more

Gómez: “Valladolid does not know the interest of Valencia in Salisu”

first_imgFurther, Gomez insisted that these rumors decentralize “any player and above Salisu is young, as was Fernando. Ideally, leave the kid focused, with his things “to remember again that “my impression, as I said the entire winter market, is that Salisu will continue here. There is no fear “ and ended up emphasizing that “I have a board of directors above, but I believe that Salisu will be here until the end of the season”, also sparing incorporations: “If that were the case (if Salisu came out) we would keep the resources we have.” After the presentation of Matheus Fernandes as a new Real Valladolid player, courtesy of Palmeiras, the sports director, Miguel Ángel Gómez, after showing his satisfaction with the signing of the Brazilian and framing it in “market opportunities” He pointed out that “the less talk about Salisu, the better for him. I think that we have corrected last year’s mistake with Fernando and he is very focused. The club has nothing to communicate because we have no record of the interest of Valencia “ regarding the possible hiring of the Ghanaian by the Valencian team for Garay’s injury.last_img read more

Why not nationalise the Berbice River Bridge?

first_imgDear Editor,Our national Government seems comfortable with building, maintaining and subsiding the operation of a new Demerara River Bridge (reportedly in addition to the existing Demerara River Bridge). Commuters pay the paltry sum of $100 for a car to use the bridge, while the same commuter, who pays the same taxes to the Government, has to pay virtually twenty (20) times more to cross the Berbice River Bridge…..and now there are moves afoot to add insult to injury by a substantial increase in the fees to cross the Berbice Bridge.Is it not time for our ‘NATIONAL GOVERNMENT’ to simply assume full ownership, control and management of the Berbice River Bridge, and so relieve us Berbicians, who are the main users of the bridge, the heavy burden of yet another discriminatory charge to commute nationally, especially as most critical ‘national/civil services’ are located in the city of Georgetown?PLEASE, Mr President & Cabinet, do consider some equitable treatment for us Berbicians.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

VOA Residents Appeal for Feeder Road

first_imgThe Acting Chairman of a local community organization, Concern Community Members of VOA Old Field Community, Myer Saye, has called on the Government of Liberia and well- meaning residents in the community to assist the organization to carry out its road improvement project. Mr. Saye said there is no paved road leading to and from the community and the deplorable road condition poses a serious challenge to vehicle owners residing in the community who find it difficult to use the road.In order to begin the self-help process, the residents have begun contributing some money for the pavement of the road. Mr. Saye registered concern on behalf of the residents and called on Montserrado County District #5 Representative, Edwin M. Snowe and the Ministry of Public Works to provide assistance to the community.“VOA community residents are suffering because of the bad road condition. Whenever we come from work, we find it difficult to walk or drive in the mud, and this causes us to park our vehicles and walk for about 30 to 45 minutes to get home,” he complained.Materials needed to construct the road, he said, include sand and crushed rocks.  “We have mobilized our community members and they are supporting us by making some financial contributions to the project and we have started the project,” Mr. Saye said.“When the road is completed,” he stated, “it will boost the beauty of the community and will give residents easy access to their homes.”He noted that the contributions by members of the community will not be sufficient to complete the road construction, which is the reason why he is making the appeal for external support.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fisheries Dept explores usage of seafood by-products

first_imgSeafood processors in Guyana export a large quantity of products on the international market as a form of economic trade, but a large portion of fish and shrimp by-products is dumped into the water bodies, carrying negative imprints.The Fisheries Department of the Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday announced areas of research which were undertaken in recent time, highlighting how the usage of these waste materials can be processed to earn revenue. At the same time, local farmers can be adequately supplied with the new product. In present time, there have been complaints of lacking feed for animals or high costs attached for it to be sourced.Fisheries Department researcher, Nakita DookieThe researcher, Nakita Dookie, explained that some 55 per cent of the caught seafood are by-products after it is processed. It was recognised that the aquaculture and marine sectors have been stymied by some challenges, which can be eradicated through mutual assistance to each other.“The aquaculture sector presently, and in the past, has been plagued with high cost of feed and unstable supply, while the marine sector is inherently being plagued with the fragile industry and limited stock. These two sectors can complement each other by working together, where the waste of one can be the solution for the other,” Dookie explained.Dumping of by-products from the marine sector not only causes environmental degradation, but an increase in secondary costs. By-products of fish include the head, fins, bones, viscera, scales and skin, while those of seafood are the viscera, head, tail and shell.According to Dookie, the utilisation of these parts will provide a cost-effective remedy for farmers. In most scenarios, fishmeal is commercially produced to feed animals in agricultural setting.“By utilising the seafood processing by-product, farmers can have access to cost effective, local ingredients that are rich in protein. We can expand our aquaculture industry and we can also encourage the development of an aquafeed sector, where they will get involved in the development and formulation of feed to supply our farmers,” she insisted.This method would benefit processors, hailing from the private sector, as they can earn an income from these waste materials. However, the research indicated that environmental sustainability would prove to be the greatest advantage.“The environmental sustainability from this the whole thing basically comes from our ability to develop the seafood processing by-product into a feed ingredient…When these processors dump the seafood by-product into the river, it causes change in abundance, it affects reproductive capability and feeding behaviour of the species within the area”.last_img read more

Howland tells Bruins to buckle down

first_imgFourth-ranked UCLA has four regular-season games remaining, and the one-and-done Pac-10 tournament, before the one-and-done NCAA begins. The Bruins are in control for a No. 1 seed in the West Region, which means a path to the Final Foul in Atlanta would run through Sacramento and San Jose. “We feel it. We feel that same vibe we did in the last NCAA tournament, which is good,” UCLA point guard Darren Collison said. “It’s more serious, and more aware of losing, because in the tournament you only have one (loss) and you’re done. All these games coming down to the tournament, you want to prepare yourself for that.” UCLA (23-3, 12-2 Pac-10) used a Pac-10 regular season and tournament title to push to a No. 2 seed last season, and used venues in San Diego and Oakland as de facto home courts to fuel a run to the Final Four. With an RPI rating of No. 1 and a top-five ranking most of the season, the first-place Bruins likely would secure a No. 1 seed by winning the Pac-10 regular season title, and the players know that. “(Howland said) this is the most important time,” Afflalo said, “when our focus must be at our highest, when our intensity and our practice habits & we must do everything to the fullest of our potential to ensure we go as far as possible once again this year.” How important is playing in front of home fans for UCLA? Afflalo pointed to the Bruins’ 14-0 home record, 4-0 mark on neutral floors and 5-3 record on the road as a reason to push for the West’s top seed. “That’s pretty much what it’s about, that support system,” Afflalo said. “We’re just a much better team when you have your support system nearby. We’re just like everybody else. We’re capable of staying here in California, where it’s mostly UCLA fans. Why not strive for that?” That means no slip-ups at home this weekend when UCLA plays host to injury-riddled California on Thursday and Stanford on Saturday. The Bruins then visit second-place Washington State on March 1 and Washington two days later to end the regular season. “I’m not sure if sometimes you’re not better off being a lower seed, where you have the chance to play the 12 (seed) rather than the 8-9 (winner) because those 5-12 games seem to go the 12 way too often,” Howland said. At the end of the day, you have to show up at the NCAA tournament and win. Every game is difficult. The first round all the way through. “Would I rather play in Sacramento and San Jose rather than going farther away? Absolutely. It’s better for our fans, it’s better for our team, it’s better for the parents of the players to not have to travel across the country.” Thursday’s opponent, Cal (14-12, 6-8), is tied for seventh in the Pac-10 and is without centers DeVon Hardin (foot) and Jordan Wilkes (knee) and guard Nikola Knezevic. basketball brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LOS ANGELES – UCLA coach Ben Howland gathered his team Monday and gave what junior guard Arron Afflalo described as a motivational speech. The message was simple. The postseason is nearing, so it is time to go from serious to ultra-serious to get in position for a length NCAA tournament stay. last_img read more

FROM DONEGAL TO BERKELEY – SPUNOUT FOUND RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

first_imgFormer Ballyshannon resident Ruairí McKiernan has been selected for a prestigious Fulbright TechImpact Award.Award winner Ruairi. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.The award recognises Ruairí’s exceptional leadership and ingenuity in using technology for social change.It provides him with a scholarship to undertake cutting edge research at the pioneering Citizen Engagement Laboratory in Berkeley, California, where he will explore the latest developments in how the internet can be used to improve community engagement, democracy and political decision making. Ruairí, who in 2011 was appointed to the Council of State by President Michael D. Higgins, is no stranger to this area of work, having set up the multi-award winning SpunOut.ie youth organisation ten years ago in Ballyshannon.He currently work as an independent campaigner and consultant, helping individuals, non-profits and companies reach their full potential. Part of this work involves helping co-found Uplift, a new organisation that seeks to become a force for people powered campaigning.Speaking after a reception at the U.S Ambassador’s residence, Ruairí said it is a great honour to have been selected for the award.“The Fulbright award offers me invaluable support to continue my work in advancing the cause of people power and in forging international links. “I am really humbled to have been chosen as a Fulbright Scholar and to be able to spend time in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is a global hub for progressive innovation and ideas. Ireland is at huge a turning point in history and we need all the new ideas we can get.“I’m really excited to spend time with global leaders in technology and social change and to make connections with those who might be able to support some of my work here in Ireland. In particular I’m looking forward to connecting with Irish America and to see how we can better engage Irish people around the world.” FROM DONEGAL TO BERKELEY – SPUNOUT FOUND RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 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:awardBallyshannondonegalRuairi McKiernanSpunout.ielast_img read more

DONEGAL SCHOOLS SET TO COMPETE FOR SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS GLORY

first_imgThis year’s Sports Hall Athletics Regional Finals saw hundreds of primary school students compete in local rounds for their place in the county finals which will be held in Letterkenny Aura Leisure Centre on the 29th February.Each Regional event was well attended and each day kids gave it their all to ensure their school would go forward to the County Finals. The regional events took place in Dungloe, Letterkenny, Inishowen, Donegal Town and Stranorlar. The best schools on the day were selected to progress to the finals.We would encourage parents, friends, coaches and anyone interested in seeing what Sports Hall Athletics is all about to come along to the county finals and experience a fun, exciting and competitive days sport.Myles Sweeney from Donegal Sports Partnership is part of the team responsible for the delivery of the sports hall athletics programme around the county, helping children progress, develop – and hopefully reach a standard at which they wish to compete.“Sports Hall athletics is a key part of the sports programme in our local schools,” explains Myles. “With the support of The Schools, Athletics Ireland, local athletics clubs and coaches, we’re able to deliver a consistent level of teaching and expertise across the county – and help schools work together to enter local and national competitions.It also means that the schools have access to the very best coaches, as each member of the coaching team has varying skills and specialties. The children really enjoy the lessons, and we encourage variety and an outward focus which they wouldn’t necessarily receive otherwise.”Schools will be arriving at the venue from 9:30 for a 10am start. Entry is free.Donegal Sports Partnership would like to thank all the schools, teachers, coaches and clubs who were involved in the delivery of the programme and hope that they can build on the success of this year and make this a regular part of the school sports calendar. DONEGAL SCHOOLS SET TO COMPETE FOR SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS GLORY was last modified: February 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:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPSPorts Hall Athletics Regional Finalslast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgFRIDAY 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.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. 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 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. 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. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. 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 (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. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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

Woman who used child to steal wellies attacked storeowner

first_imgA young mother attacked a store owner after he confronted her when her young son walked out of his shop wearing a pair of stolen wellies.Marie McDonagh appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal charged with theft and assault. The 33-year-old mum-of-four had entered Cooney’s Home and Garden in Letterkenny on April 9th, 2016.She helped her young son try on a pair of wellies but then attempted to walk out of the store without paying for them.The owner of the store Gary Cooney approached Ms Mconagh and her son and put it to her that the wellies had not been paid for.He then attempted to stop her leaving the premises.However, Ms McDonagh, of The Big Isle, Letterkenny, then struck out at Mr Cooney and slapped him in the face with her mobile phone in her hand.Barrister for Ms McDonagh, Ivan Toner, said his client was merely reacting when she was stopped from leaving the store.Judge Paul Kelly asked if this is the way his client always reacts when she has a disagreement with them.Mr Toner said it was not and this was reflected in the fact that she had no previous convictions.Judge Kelly asked if Mr Cooney had been injured when he was assaulted but was told he had not.Ms McDonagh told the court that she was sorry for what had happened.Judge Kelly told her “This isn’t a very good example to be giving your children.”He applied the Probation Act on each charge.Woman who used child to steal wellies attacked storeowner was last modified: May 23rd, 2019 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:Cooneys Home and Gardencourtstolewellieslast_img read more