Blake drops strong 9.93 to win 100m

first_imgRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer The world’s second fastest man in history, Yohan Blake, enjoyed a strong win in the 100m at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet inside the National Stadium, stopping the clock in 9.93 seconds.  Blake said he was looking for a good time after a mishap at the start at the Utech Classics, and is now looking to push his season along. “It’s always good to start off with a good time like this. My team has been working well with me and I have to give God thanks. I wanted to start off like this and God has been giving me the hope that I can continue,” said Blake after his win. The 2011 world champion flew out of the blocks then sped away from the field to win the event in a season’s best time of 9.93. It is the fastest time in the world so far this year not aided by altitude. Ronnie Baker of the USA was second in a personal best time of 9.98, while third place went to Mike Rodgers also of the USA in 10.02 seconds. Morolake Akinosun of the USA won the women’s 100m in 11.06 seconds to finish ahead of Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago; second in 11.06 with third going to Allyson Felix in 11.07.last_img read more

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Suspected terror gang member freed

first_img2009 “Buck Man” murderBasil Morgan, believed to have been part of a gang that perpetrated several terror-related crimes almost nine years ago, was on Monday acquitted of murderingBasil MorganWoddet Roberts, called “Buck Man”, who was killed during a robbery committed between November 3 and 4, 2009.Justice James Bovell-Drakes, presiding at the hearing of the case, upheld Defence Attorney Lyndon Amsterdam’s no-case submission. The attorney contended in his closing address that the post mortem examination performed on Roberts was inconclusive, and he also noted that police never stated the exact location where Roberts had died.Police had accused Morgan of being part of the gang that robbed the now deceased man and others, before they stole a Toyota Tacoma vehicle along the Linden-Soesdyke highway. However, in Justice Bovell-Drakes’s view, the prosecution did not provide enough evidence to make out a case against the accused.Though he was acquitted of murder, Morgan remains incarcerated, as he has other matters pending before the court.The accused held out that he was not responsible for Woddet’s murder, but other members of the alleged gang had admitted to their terror-related crimes. These included David Anthony Watson, called “Tupac”; Randy Mars, known as “Ratty”; and Jafar Simpson, who in April were all sentenced to 19 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to manslaughter for killing Roberts. They were additionally sentenced for other terror-related crimes.Gang leader Colin Jones had also admitted guilt for the 2009 terror acts, and was sentenced to 80 years’ imprisonment for the offences he had committed between 2009 and 2010.Reports suggest that on the night of the rampage which followed the death of Roberts, the gang had allegedly set fire to a public building – Registry department of the Supreme Court of Judicature.The State’s case was led by Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy.last_img read more

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Van Gaal fury over ‘very bad’ United

first_imgJuan Mata and man-of-the-match Memphis Depay scored first half goals for United before Brazilian youngster Andreas Pereira added a third in the second half.But United boss van Gaal was furious at the performance of his team after the break when he made 10 changes, including the introduction of Schweinsteiger.“The first half I was satisfied — the players have performed what we wanted in the defensive organization, and they have created a lot of chances, 10, and they scored two goals so I was satisfied,” van Gaal said.“But the second half I thought we played very bad — a lot of ball losses, very unnecessary. The only highlight was the goal from Pereira.“We didn’t give many chances away but we gave possibilities away.“It was a threat always and that was not necessary.“Our positions in midfield were not so good as in the first half.”Asked to assess the performance of new signing Schweinsteiger, van Gaal didn’t mince his words.“He was also bad,” the Dutchman said, warning it would take time for the German World Cup-winner to settle in at United after arriving from Bayern Munich.“Players can play bad, certainly when you have only three days or six days training session in your legs and you have to play 45 minutes.“Everybody can think it is easy to step in but it is not easy. I thought the first match (Schweinsteiger) played very well and now he played bad but that is also a process.”Van Gaal however would have drawn encouragement from the display of Depay, who completed a $38.9 million move to Old Trafford in June.With former United boss Alex Ferguson amongst an 18,000-capacity sell-out at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium, United eased into their attacking stride quickly.They created a promising opening after only four minutes when Depay broke forward menacingly before whipping in a low shot which was parried clear by San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham.Four minutes later, United threatened again when Luke Shaw powered down the left flank and crossed for Wayne Rooney who was just unable to make contact.United finally broke through on 32 minutes. Ashley Young fed Mata who cut into the penalty area and chipped across goal to beat Bingham off the far post.Five minutes later United were 2-0 up when Depay, by far the sharpest of United’s attackers on display, pounced on a poor back pass by Jean Baptist Pierazzi to coolly tuck away his finish.But a largely trouble-free opening 45 minutes was blotted shortly before half-time as San Jose pulled a goal back through Fatai Alashe.Shea Salinas embarrassed Morgan Schneiderlin down the right flank, feinting past the midfielder far too easily before picking out Alashe with a low cross to finish past United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.The mass of substitutions at half-time disrupted United’s rhythm but they were soon back in the goalscoring groove with Pereira making at 3-1 on 61 minutes.England Under-21 international Jesse Lingard chipped in a pinpoint cross from the right flank and Brazilian youngster Pereira lost his marker to steer home past Bingham.United will play European champions Barcelona in their match of the International Champions Cup exhibition tournament on Saturday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the San Francisco 49ers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000JJ Koval (top) of the San Jose Earthquakes jumps for the ball while fending off Phil Jones of Manchester United during an International Champions Cup match at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California on July 21, 2015. PHOTO/AFPSAN JOSE, July 22- Louis van Gaal criticized new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger and his Manchester United team mates after the Premier League giants eased to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.United recorded a second straight victory on their US tour and never really looked troubled against their mid-table opponents from Major League Soccer.last_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP continue to investigate missing person case from 2008

first_img GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are looking for the public’s help with a missing person case that dates back to 2008.The RCMP continue to investigate the case of Andria Meise, who was first reported missing by her family in 2012.  In the early stages of the investigation, it was reported that Andria was last seen in Grande Prairie in 2010, but the investigation revealed it was more likely she was last seen in 2008.This year makes the 10th anniversary since her disappearance the RCMP are once again asking for the public’s help to solve this case.- Advertisement -Andria was 30 years old when she was last seen in Grande Prairie and is described as:First NationLight complexionBrown eyesBrown hair5’10″/141 LbsRCMP continue to actively investigate this file and have followed up on numerous pieces of information reported over the years.Police believe that someone knows more about Andria’s disappearance and urge anyone with information relating to this incident to please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Patient transferred to Fort Nelson Hospital after airplane crash

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – CHEK-TV in Victoria is reporting that Comox’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron was called out to help with a small plane crash near Liard River in the Yukon.The crash happened 20 nautical miles northeast of Liard River in the Yukon, near the B.C. – Yukon Border.Search and rescue crews were sent out Friday evening and were able to rescue the pilot and stabilize the patient.  The patient was then transported to Fort Nelson for further care.What was supposed to be your average day out doing compliance and enforcement over the long weekend quickly went into full gear as the Fort Nelson BCCOS are called in by the RCMP to assist with the search and rescue of a downed small aircraft last night. pic.twitter.com/oq5qQSvJVy— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) May 19, 2018- Advertisement -Rescue crews were dispatched out of Victoria after the Cessna 206’s emergency locator signal was received.Advertisementlast_img read more

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On-loan Chelsea flop targets Serie A top scorer title

first_img Fernando Torres in action for AC Milan 1 Fernando Torres says he can still be the top scorer in Serie A despite a nightmare start to his career at AC Milan following his two-year loan move from Chelsea.Torres was desperate to get back among the goals following his departure from Stamford Bridge during the summer.But he has only netted once in nine games and is struggling to command a regular first-team place.However, with the team set for the Milan derby on Sunday, Torres hopes that can kick-start his career in Italy and he can re-produce the form which saw him become of the best strikers in Europe when he was at Liverpool.Torres, speaking in Gazzetta dello Sport, said: “My goal is still to be top scorer. Milan brought me here to score and take advantage of chances, it’s my job.“If I don’t do that I belong somewhere else. Having said that, scoring a goal isn’t an obsession. If I see a teammate in a better position I will pass it to them.“If a game ends goalless but we’ve created five chances that’s a good sign. There have only been a few games where we’ve created less than we should have. That’s a problem.“However, it’s now up to us, the forwards. Honda can’t always score. Here at Milan we have to restart, but I know from experience you can’t rush these things.“Getting back into Europe is the main goal of course, but we mustn’t become to anxious about it.”last_img read more

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Powell favors closing Guantanamo

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he favors immediately closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison and moving its detainees to U.S. facilities. The prison, which has about 380 suspected terrorists, has tarnished the world’s perception of the United States, Powell said. “If it was up to me, I would close Guantanamo. Not tomorrow, but this afternoon. “And I would not let any of those people go,” he said. “I would simply move them to the United States and put them into our federal legal system. The concern was, well then they’ll have access to lawyers, then they’ll have access to writs of habeas corpus. So what? Let them. Isn’t that what our system is all about?” last_img read more

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Championship round-up: Derby leapfrog Brighton to go second while Hasslebaink is denied first QPR win

first_img1 Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Earlier in the day, Middlesbrough ended Brighton’s club-record run of 22 games unbeaten with a 3-0 win, and Derby County took full advantage, leapfrogging the Seagulls to go second after narrowly overcoming a stubborn Ipswich Town.Tom Ince scored his fourth goal in only five days as the Rams closed in on Middlesbrough at the top of the table with a 1-0 victory to leave supporters looking ahead to the New Year with excitement.Meanwhile, a late strike from Bristol City’s Aaron Wilbraham crushed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s hopes of sealing his first win as Queens Park Rangers manager since replacing Chris Ramsey at the beginning of December.Junior Hoilett opened the scoring for the Hoops, but Steve Cotterill’s side fought back late on to leave their opponent’s newly appointed boss frustrated.Bolton Wanderers almost stunned manager-less Fulham to comeback from a goal down at the Macron Stadium, before a late goal from the visitors saw the clash end 2-2.Luke Garbutt, on loan from Everton, netted the first of the game to put the visitors in control, but a superb second half double from the Trotters’ Zach Clough left the visitors trembling. Ross McCormack, however, saved the day late on to leave Bolton devastated.A six-goal thriller saw Brentford cruise to a 4-2 victory over strugglers Huddersfield Town.After suffering a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Cardiff City mid-week, the Bees were out to quickly bounce back, and they succeeded, with goals from Lasse Vibe, Sergi Canos and Alan Judge putting to bed any misery from their previous result.Promotion contenders Burnley clinched their first victory in seven games against second-from-bottom Charlton Athletic, coasting to a 4-0 victory at Turf Moor.The first half was a tight affair, before two goals early on in the second half, from Scott Arfield and Andre Gray, saw the vistors’ heads drop and left the hosts with what was an ultimately comfortable win.Karl Robinson’s 300th game in charge of MK Dons wasn’t quite the fairy-tale imagined with Nottingham Forest spoiling the party with a 2-1 victory.Nélson Oliveira and Ryan Mendes scored two early goals to leave Forest in control, and despite an inspired second half, including a saved penalty from Nicky Maynard and a late finish from Josh Murphy, their efforts proved too little too late.Rotherham United put in an outstanding performance to beat a Hull City side looking to go second in the league, winning 2-0 in front of a thrilled home crowd.Sitting only two points above bottom-placed Bolton Wanderers, the Millers can afford few more slip ups, and goals from Lee Frecklington and Joe Newell resulted in a rare clean sheet and a standing ovation from the supporters. Full Championship results:Brighton 0-3 MiddlesbroughBolton Wanderers 2-2 FulhamBrentford 4-2 Huddersfield TownBristol City 1-1 Queens Park RangersBurnley 4-0 Charlton AthleticIpswich Town 0-1 Derby CountyNottingham Forest 2-1 MK DonsRotherham United 2-0 Hull Citylast_img read more

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Off-duty officer is injured on 105

first_imgBy City News Service An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was hurt Wednesday when he fell down an embankment while trying to help a motorist who may have been driving drunk on the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in Lynwood, police said. The incident occurred on the eastbound 105 Freeway at Atlantic Avenue about 1:15 a.m., said Los Angeles police officer Ana Aguirre of the Media Relations Section. The officer, whose name was withheld, was on his way home when he stopped to assist a motorist whose vehicle had crashed into a light pole, Aguirre said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.As he was helping the motorist out of the vehicle, the light pole shifted and struck him, and he fell down an embankment, Aguirre said. The injured officer was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, said county fire dispatcher Ray Dong. He was reported to have stable vital signs, Aguirre said. The motorist fled, Aguirre said. Authorities arrested the suspect near the accident site a short time later, said California Highway Patrol officer Jose Nunez. 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_imgWEDNESDAY 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. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. 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. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org. THURSDAY 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. 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. 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.org. FRIDAY J&J Dance and Social Club will host a mixer and karaoke social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586 or 723-7350 by Thursday. 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 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) 266-8700.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventKids 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. 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