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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Whether the guys in the same jerseys are happy to have him around while simultaneously wanting out, well, that depends on the guy. Fellow All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns was clipped in his replies to questions about Butler’s presence.“Having his talent on the court is going to give us a lot to work with,” Towns said on Monday. “We’re doing the best we can to make that adjustment and make sure that everyone’s comfortable.”Newcomer Anthony Tolliver delved a little deeper into the topic of Butler on Tuesday.“He’s going to say some words, but even if he doesn’t say a word, he’s a leader. He’s someone you can look at and say, ‘All right, I can rock with you,’ because I know what your intentions are,” Tolliver said. “Just being around him the last 10 days or whatever it’s been, I can tell instantly what type of impact he has on this team.”There’s no doubt about getting Butler’s best on the court, at least, for as long as he’s still with the Wolves.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “It’s not in his DNA to slack,” Tolliver said.The Wolves lost four of their five preseason games, allowing an average of 123.8 points per game. Meaningless exhibition or not, their performance left much to be desired while the Butler saga swirled around the team.“We did not take preseason as seriously as we should have. That’s all of our faults. I’m not going to blame it on one or two people or three or four,” Tolliver said. “We should have just approached it a lot better. We didn’t, but we can’t control that now. All we can control is today, tomorrow and the future.”Who knows whether Butler, who can become a free agent next summer, will continue to be a part of that?“Everything’s fluid,” Thibodeau said. “We’re always looking to improve the club any way we can.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments “I’m planning on playing him, and if he feels good he’ll be ready to go,” Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau said after an abbreviated practice on Tuesday, before the team departed for the airport for the trip.Butler has only participated in four days of on-court workouts with the team, starting with his raucous appearance a week ago. Thibodeau canceled practice the following day, and Butler did not accompany the team to the preseason game on Friday because of what was officially announced as rehabilitation for his right hand that was surgically repaired in July.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAfter another day off for the team, Butler was back at it with the rest of the Wolves on Sunday and made available for questions afterward to local reporters for the first time. His first public comments on his status came in an ESPN interview a few hours after his demonstrative arrival last week.“They want me to go out here and hoop to the best of my abilities,” Butler said. “Make sure I’m healthy, compete, because that’s what I love to do, and do it for the guys in the same jerseys as me.” FILE – In this April 5, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler sits on the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Denver. On the eve of Minnesota’s season opener, the Timberwolves must decide whether or not disgruntled All-Star jimmy Butler will play. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)MINNEAPOLIS — Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener.After all the disruption caused by Butler’s trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time All-Star will be on the court facing off against the Spurs with his Timberwolves teammates on Wednesday, no matter the awkwardness and tension that might be lingering.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more


first_imgLMA country representative Joseph Junior Teah in a statement has said, Former Nicki Minaj manager Ms. Deb Antney, has promised, along with other entertainment moguls, to scout Liberian artists at the end of this year’s Liberian Music Awards (LMA) ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia on June 27.Teah said that the initiative is to ensure that promises made by LMA to widen the scope of the Liberian music industry is implemented.“It’s our sacred responsibility to create opportunities for the development of the artists and industry,” he added.He disclosed that Bone Cruser, along with U.S. -based Liberian music tycoon James Elbert Philips (LRoc) and Musiq Soulchild, will grace the program, adding that Sesac, a reputable music company, will have a representative in attendance.“LMA has finalized arrangement with Light TV on Satcom to broadcast the event live and plans are underway with LIB24 to do the same,” he said, adding that “the project is geared towards giving fans the chance to witness the show live and at the very first opportunity.”He also said that this year’s LMA artists who will perform at the program include Marie Nyenabo, Friday the Cellphone Man, D12, Douk De Lib, Lady Mouthy, JD Donzo, Roland Ross, Tracey Jones, Jyounkonde Suah, Pitty D’Best, Miss Menneh and Bucky Raw.He explained that LMA remains grateful to fans for their participation during the voting period, adding, “It was because of their votes that the voting process was conducted successfully.” The voting process ended June 15.Commenting on the visa denial saga, it is unfortunate that those affected would not be able to attend the award ceremony in the U.S. this year. “There was just not enough time to turn things around,” he said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgAs for travel from the airport, things look fine at this time.  If you are traveling tonight its best you call your airline before heading to the airport to check the status of your flight. For road conditions any time you can visit www.drivebc.caAdvertisement Photo:  The RCMP deal with an accident on the Alaska Highway near the Baldonnel over pass – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caMotorists are advised to take it easy tonight as it looks like winter has returned.- Advertisement -Snow is falling and the wind is gusting up to 55km an hour and this is causing problems on the roads in the Peace Country.  You are advised to drive slowly on roads all around the Peace as many areas are experiencing whiteout conditions.  There is report of one accident and as of 5pm the Alaska Highway is open in both directions.  center_img At approximately 4pm a number of vehicles were involved in an accident just west of the Baldonnel overpass on the Alaska Highway.  All the vehicles involved have been moved off the road but the RCMP are asking motorists to slow down in the area.last_img read more


first_imgThe crash occurred just before 8 a.m. At least one person was injured in a multi-car pile up on the southbound 605 Freeway just before the eastbound 60 Freeway Tuesday morning, officials said. Police shut down all southbound lanes on the 605 Freeway except for the transition lane leading to the 60 Freeway, Sgt. Raul Duran. A helicopter was also expected to land at the crash site, which would force closure of all lanes on the northbound 605 Freeway, Duran said. He had no further information immediately available. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“This is a special year for us because it’s our 75th anniversary for the orchestra,” conductor Wayne Reinecke said. “So I chose pieces that are kind of well known to celebrate the group.” This concert season is not only a significant one for the orchestra, but for Reinecke as well. He plans to retire in May, after 20 years as the group’s leader. Reinecke, 72, said he played violin with the group for several years in addition to his time as conductor. Music has been his career and passion long before he found the Rio Hondo Symphony. “I’m a retired music educator,” Reinecke said. “I taught in public schools, in elementary school up through junior college.” Reinecke said the Sunday program is a challenging one, despite the popularity of the songs. Photo Gallery: Rio Hondo Symphony Whittier High School’s gym will be filled with the sweet sound of music on Sunday, and the price to hear it will be just as sweet. The Rio Hondo Symphony will present “Everyone’s Favorites,” a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Whittier High School that will feature well-known classical music. The symphony is celebrating its “Sparkling 75th Diamond Jubilee” this season, and to recognize 75 years in the area, several concerts are being staged – free of charge – for audiences. “It’s still pretty much a new repertoire for the orchestra,” Reinecke said. The concert will feature Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Romance in F for Violin & Orchestra,” Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” Sebastian Bach and Leopold Stokowski’s “Toccata & Fugue in D Minor,” and George Gershwin’s “Courage.” Reinecke said Gershwin’s piece, taken from the opera “Porgy and Bess,” has rarely been played by orchestras but the tune is widely known. “It’s very tuneful,” Reinecke said. “Almost everyone recognizes some of those melodies.” About 80 musicians play with the Rio Hondo Symphony. The group meets to play at Whittier High School’s Vic Lopez Auditorium, 12417 E. Philadelphia St., where Sunday’s concert will be staged. Reinecke said he expects more than 1,500 people to attend the event. Concert master and first violinist Olivia Tsui said she has been playing with the orchestra for six years, and that this particular show will offer something for everybody. “We have a larger orchestra than normally we have,” Tsui said. “`Pines of Rome’ requires a huge orchestra. It’s very powerful. Then you switch to Gershwin … it’s jazzy and much more modern than the early pieces.” The concert also will showcase Lindsay Deutsch, the 22-year-old violin soloist who will play with the orchestra for one night only. Lou Ann Barth, personnel manager for the string section and violinist with the orchestra, said she thinks it is especially exciting to have a string soloist. “A week or so ago she soloed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, so she’s well known around town,” Barth said. Deutsch is based in Los Angeles and attends the Colburn School music conservatory. She plays with orchestras nationwide as a soloist, but is primarily based in Southern California. Deutsch also performed a violin solo for the movie “The Good Shepherd.” Deutsch said she learned about the Rio Hondo Symphony through her manager, and is looking forward to playing with the group. “This is a cool program,” Deutsch said. “It used to be that you hired a soloist to do one of the major concertos. But we’re also doing this Gershwin piece.” Deutsch said she likes the more popular music because it allows the audience to participate in a new way. “The audience will know the tune,” Deutsch said. “They can sing along if they like.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgThe number of salmon on the River Finn may be going down but try telling that to Simply Red star Chris De Margary.The pop star bought the Glenmore estate with Simply Red bandmate Mick Hucknall several years ago.But the Loughs Agency, which monitors the Foyle leading to the River Finn, says the number of salmon returning to the river is dropping. But saxophonist Chris wasn’t complaining on the first day of the season on March 1st when he was the first angler to land a fish on the river.De Margary landed a lovely 7Ib salmon from an area known locally as the Graveyard using a fly at 8.30am.In the words of his own band, De Margary had to “Do The Right Thing.”!!   SIMPLY RED LETTER DAY FOR POP STAR DE MARGARY ON RIVER FINN was last modified: March 7th, 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:river finnsalmonSimply Redlast_img read more


first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For More Info • AP Video: NASA launches spacecraft to Pluto AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardcenter_img The New Horizons spacecraft blasted off aboard an Atlas V rocket in a spectacular start to the $700 million mission. Though it is the fastest spacecraft ever launched, capable of reaching 36,000 mph, it will take 9 1/2 years to reach Pluto and the frozen, sunless reaches of the solar system.“God has laid out the solar system in a way that requires a certain amount of patience on the part of those who choose to explore it,” NASA administrator Michael Griffin said.The probe, powered by plutonium, will not land on Pluto but will photograph it, analyze its atmosphere and send data back to Earth.NASA had postponed the liftoff two days in a row because of wind gusts at the launch pad and a power outage at the spacecraft’s control center in Maryland.“It looked beautiful,” said Ralph McNutt Jr. of the Johns Hopkins University of Applied Physics Laboratory, one of the mission’s scientists. “I was getting a little bit antsy.”Pluto is the solar system’s most distant planet and the brightest body in a zone known as the Kuiper Belt, made up of thousands of icy, rocky objects, including tiny planets whose development was stunted for unknown reasons. Scientists believe studying those “planetary embryos” can help them understand how planets were formed.“We’re realizing just how much there is to the deep, outer solar system,” said Alan Stern, the mission’s principal investigator. “I think it’s exciting that textbooks have to be rewritten, over and over.”Pluto is the only planet discovered by a U.S. citizen, Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. New Horizons contained some of Tombaugh’s ashes. His 93-year-old widow, Patricia, was in tears as she watched the liftoff from about four miles away, said daughter Annette Tombaugh-Sitze, who arrived with her family from New Mexico.“It was so awe-inspiring to watch something like this,” Tombaugh-Sitze said. “It’s something you can’t put into words. You just feel it.”The spacecraft will use Jupiter’s gravity as a sling to shave five years off the trip, allowing it to arrive as early as July 2015.The spacecraft was loaded with seven instruments that will photograph the surfaces of Pluto and its large moon, Charon. Griffin said he had an answer for those who may question spending $700 million on a mission to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, too far away to observe from Earth.“Of what value do you think it might be to be able to study the primordial constituents from which the solar system and all the planets and we, ourselves, were formed?” Griffin asked. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An unmanned NASA spacecraft hurtled toward Pluto on Thursday on a 3-billion-mile journey to the solar system’s last unexplored planet – a voyage so long that some of the scientists who will be celebrating its arrival are just taking their first physics class.last_img read more


first_imgTODAY Sunday evening hike, 5 o’clock at the Rocky Peak trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. “Art and Soul” Exhibit, featuring the work of Michoel Muchnik, among the foremost Jewish artists of our day, 7 p.m. at Chabad of the Conejo, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. To see some of the artist’s work, go to www.muchnikarts.com. For more information, call (818) 991-0991. International Mixed Media Art Show, hosted by the Thousand Oaks Arts Commission, artist reception is 4-6 p.m. in the Founders Room of the Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The show will continue through March 20. Call (805) 449-2767. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Men’s Anger Management class, 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Lessons taught by Dick Hodnefield. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. TUESDAY Family Planning Clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Men’s Anger Management class, 7-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Stories of Love: Storyteller Jim Woodard will share stories of love, motivation and intrigue this Valentine’s Day at 2:30 p.m. at Alma Via of Camarillo, 2500 Ponderosa Drive North, Camarillo. An active member of the National Storytelling Network, Woodard has presented hundreds of storytelling programs in California and in the Midwest for kids and adults. Call (805) 388-5277. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet, 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 20 W. Cochran St. Call (805) 526-4649. Chair Exercise, 8:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 529-6864, Ext. 261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support Program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. Hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Clutterers Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m., Simi Valley Presbyterian Church, 4832 Cochran St., Room 210. Call (805) 526-5475. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. “The Ballard Family: L.A.’s African-American Pioneers” faculty lecture, noon in the Communications Building TV studio at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 378-1400. Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club, debate whether intelligent design should be taught in public schools versus evolution, 7 p.m. at the Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8288. THURSDAY Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise will meet, 7 a.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (805) 520-4894. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Scrabble Group will meet, 9:30 a.m. at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Reproductive Health Care Clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. Call (805) 578-3677. Tap for Fitness, 2:30-4 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Thursday Evening Hike, 6 o’clock at the Chumash Trailhead. Call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District at (805) 584-4400. Open Gym Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2 or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Co-custody Parenting class, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Women’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Commons, 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 522-9591. FRIDAY Basic Training, 6-7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. SATURDAY Men’s Anger Management class, 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Jazzercise Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. “The Effects of Fire”, a bilingual program presented by the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The bilingual hike explores the effects of fire, 10 a.m. at Cheeseboro Canyon. Bring lunch, water and comfortable shoes. Call (805) 370-2301. Maritime Museum Celebrates 15th Anniversary, weekend celebration includes free activities and entertainment, including knot tying, whale drawing and free crafts for the kids. The festivities, through Feb. 20, are scheduled from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The Maritime Museum is located at the corner of South Victoria and Channel Islands Boulevard, in Fisherman’s Wharf, Channel Islands Harbor, in Oxnard. Call (805) 984-6260. Calendar events are compiled each week by Staff Writer Angie Valencia-Martinez. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7604 or by e-mail at angie.valencia@dailynews.com 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Co-custody Parenting class, 6-7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. last_img read more


first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team is set to begin a three-game homestand on Friday night when Drake welcomes Indiana State to the Knapp Center. The contest against the Sycamores is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. Drake (10-5, 3-1 MVC) enters Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference matchup on a three-game winning streak after claiming road wins at Missouri State (82-75) and Wichita State (87-56) last weekend. The successful road trip followed a big home win over Evansville back on Jan. 3. At Wichita State, the Bulldogs rallied from a 35-32 halftime deficit with 55 second-half points behind a blistering 69.2 shooting performance (18-of-26) and making a stellar 16-of-18 from the free throw line in the final two quarters. Drake finished the game at 58.0 percent (29-of-50) from the floor and 24-of-29 (82.8 percent) from the free throw line. The 87 points on the Shockers are the most scored by the Bulldogs in the all-time series since the 1984 season. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) poured in a game-high 27 points to go with five rebounds and five assists. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) had 11 points, all after halftime, while freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) scored 14 second-half points and finished with 19. Rhine was a perfect 7-of-7 from the floor, and pulled down eight rebounds. On Monday, Rhine earned her second straight MVC Newcomer of the Week honor. During the winning streak, the Bulldogs, who lead the MVC in scoring at 80.7 points a game, are averaging 87.7 points and outscoring their opponents by a 26.7 margin while shooting 56.1 percent. Also as a team, the Bulldogs have made 23 three-pointers, handed out an average of 23.0 assists a game and tallied a 20.3 rebounding margin on the glass. Indiana State (6-8, 2-1 MVC), winners of three of its previous five games with the two losses by a combined 11 points, is playing its first road contest since winning at Tulsa on Dec. 6. The Sycamores opened Valley play with three consecutive home games. Cierra Ceazar is averaging a team-best 13.2 points per game while Joyea Marshall is second in the league in rebounding at 8.2. Drake closes the weekend on Sunday as the Bulldogs host Illinois State in a night contest starting at 6 p.m. The matchup with the Redbirds follows a Drake men’s home game vs SIU at 3 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgRTE man Aengus MacGriannaWell known RTE newsreader Aengus MacGrianna will perform the master of ceremonies at this year’s Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award.Aengus, who has longstanding connections with Donegal, is best known as one of the most popular anchor newsreaders on RTÉ One’s Six One and 9 O’Clock News bulletins.This year’s award ceremony will take place at a gala function in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Friday 25 September which will be the centre piece in a weekend of events marking the life and times of the late Tip O’Neill. This year’s ceremony will also be attended by Minister for Diaspora Affairs Mr. Jimmy Deenihan T.D. who will present the 2015 Irish Diaspora Award to US based philanthropist Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman.Ms. Glucksman, has been involved in philanthropic endeavours for more than two decades, focusing on education, the arts, healthcare and peace initiatives in both the United States and Ireland, a passion she shared with her late husband Lew Glucksman.   Her grandfather, David Brennan, hailed from Inishowen fishing port, Greencastle and her grandmother was Alice Moore from Co Leitrim.Ms Glucksman is the Chairman Emeritus of the American Ireland Fund (AIF), where she served as its Chairman for 18 years before stepping down in December 2013.The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award was initiated in 2012 as a means of commemorating the centenary of the birth of the late Tip O’Neill an illustrious grandson of Donegal emigrants and an eminent member of the Irish Diaspora. This award has gained momentum since the inaugural ceremony in 2012 and has become a highlight of the Donegal calendar. Previous recipients include journalist and publisher Niall O’Dowd, former Governor of Montana Brian Schweitzer and Senator Therese Murray former president of the Massachusetts Senate.Cllr. Nicholas Crossan chair of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award Committee believes that commemorating Tip O’Neill in this way is a fitting tribute to a man who contributed greatly not only to political life in the US but also in Ireland.“Tip O’Neill’s contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of Ireland has been well documented. His role in bringing peace to our island and advocating on behalf of the Irish people on the international stage makes him one of the most well known and loved members of the Irish Diaspora. I think this award is a fitting tribute to a man who made such a remarkable contribution to our country”.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Ciaran Brogan said “Donegal County Council has been to the fore in reaching out to our global community especially through our Donegal Diaspora project and the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award is one way of recognising the massive contribution that members of the Irish Diaspora has made throughout the world”.Other events over the weekend will include the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Lecture with Prof Rónan Fanning at 11am on Saturday, September 26 in the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries and the Inishowen Schools Diaspora competition. RTE BROADCASTER TO HOST TIP O’NEILL IRISH DIASPORA AWARDS was last modified: September 10th, 2015 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)last_img read more