Photo by: Robb Cox: Copyright NRL Photos (Issac Luke is set to return for the Warriors this week). Luke will start at hooker with Roache out with a hamstring injury, while Albert Vete’s broken arm means Sam Lisone gets a spot on the bench.Solomone Kata returns at centre with David Fusitua moving to the wing and Nicoll-Klokstad dropping to the extended bench.The Warriors will farewell club legend Manu Vatuvei in Friday night’s clash with the Panthers ahead of Vatuvei’s exit to the Super League to link up with Salford. Mount Smart Stadium will be temporarily renamed Manu Vatuvei Stadium for the night in honour of the departing winger.
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) in collaboration with the Public Infrastructure Ministry will soon be relieving residents of the poor and unsanitary drainage situation in Campbellville, Georgetown.A silted-up drain in Bel Air, GeorgetownOn Thursday, a team of M&CC Councillors, including Alfred Mentore, Phillip Smith and Akeem Peters, in the company of Community Coordinator of th Public Infrastructure Ministry Neilson McKenzie visited the communities of Bel Air Park; Section K, Campbellville; Lamaha Gardens; D’Andrade Street; and Newton, Campbellville, to evaluate the drainage dilemma affecting the areas.According to McKenzie, the examination was a “fact finding exercise to determine what are the persistent problems that have been plaguing these communities for a long while and how we could work together to remedy these situations to ensure that citizens benefit from improved drainage, improved de-silting mechanisms to ensure the yards are not flooded, the streets are not flooded, the businesses are not flooded, and to ensure a better quality of life for all.”Through the inspections, it was disclosed that the poor conditions of the drains required urgent attention due to the drains being blocked with weeds and being heavily silted, preventing proper drainage in the community.“It is a priority because it has been this way for a number of years,” McKenzie explained.Meanwhile, during this visit, the spotlight was also placed on the deteriorated roads, but according to McKenzie, “there is need for proper drainage before the road is constructed.”Councillor Mentore relayed that the communities perused are within his constituency and he intends to fulfill the promises he made and attempt to bring a solution to the problems affecting residents there.
Approximately two weeks after an accident on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), rendered a father almost helpless, he has been discharged from the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after losing most of his memory and mobility.Valmeek Persaud, a 53-year-old father of three, who hails from New Road, Charity, Essequibo Coast, was struck down on May 18, 2018, during a heavy downpour by a motorcyclist who was not only allegedly drunk, but also riding without lights.One of the man’s saddened sons, Prakash Persaud, said his father was only discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and is still trying to adapt to his new lifestyle.According to him, his father has steel placed inside his leg, which has been helping him to become more mobile and which is also still being treated. Meanwhile, the man has returned to his normal diet, with the exception of a fewValmeek Persaud while he was hospitalisedfoods for medical purposes.The man, who farms for a living, has not been able to ply his trade since he suffered these injuries, along with severe brain damage, which has taken a toll on his memory, among other side effects.The man’s son told Guyana Times on Friday, “Sometimes he knows you and sometimes he doesn’t. Sometimes he is be sitting right there and call you someone else’s name. It’s like he has amnesia because he forgets everything in like a few minutes. Up to now he still questions us like what happened to his foot because, he like, he doesn’t remember the accident”.Added to that, he said his father is being monitored by the Georgetown Public Hospital. He noted in an almost tearful voice that as much as he wants his father to recover, he does not know how soon it can be made possible, since his father’s condition does not look “promising”.In relation to the rider of the motorcycle, Persaud said he learnt the man was released on bail by Police who told the family that they are not allowed to give them any other information.Persaud was rushed to the Charity Hospital, along with the rider of the motorcycle who fractured his jaw and reportedly cracked his skull. The men were subsequently taken to the Suddie Public Hospital before finally being transferred to GPHC.The 53-year-old man was reportedly on his way home during a heavy downpour around 19:00h that evening when the motorcyclist struck him.He was being treated at GPHC for a fractured right leg, internal bleeding, brain damage, spinal injuries, a cut in his right eye and several lacerations about his body.
An Albouystown, Georgetown resident is now nursing two gunshot wounds at a city hospital after he was shot by another man, whom he had allegedly attempted to shoot near the La Penitence Market, Georgetown on Saturday.The injured man has been identified only as a resident of Albouystown, Georgetown.Reports are that about 13:00h on Saturday, the Albouystown resident, along with two other men, exited a motorcar in the vicinity of the La Penitence Market, with each of them armed with a handgun, and opened fire at another man who was walking along the public road. However, the shots fired missed the man as he immediately ran away from the shooters.According to a vendor, she saw the man, who was running away from the gunmen, whip out a handgun and return fire.“I was selling my fruits and I did not know what really was happening because I was attending to four customers. But when I hear the noise and then realise it was shooting, I duck and run to hide and when I look back, then I saw the man who was running shooting back at them. He did not get shot but they (the trio) had tried shooting him first,” the vendor said.Another fruit vendor told this publication that she was not sure how many men were pursuing the man that was running for his life. However, she noted that when one of the trio received the gunshot wounds, the other two men stopped firing and tried to assist him.“That is when the man who shot him two times got to escape. After he managed to shoot one of the men and that man went down to the ground, the man’s friends eventually stop chasing that one and shooting at him. We don’t know any of them but the one who was walking on this road usually passes here,” the vendor related.The vendors in the area where the shooting occurred told Guyana Times that the incident occurred in the spur of the moment and so they were unable to record the licence plate number of the motorcar that the trio had exited.“Well, when you realise bullets flying, you don’t stand up and watch before you get shoot. I run behind my stall and duck and hide on the ground. Bullets don’t really fly down but they fly straight and fly upwards so I didn’t see what happened after the shootout started,” one man stated.Meanwhile, up to press time, no arrests were made in relation to this matter which occurred in close range with the Ruimveldt Police Station, Georgetown.Attempts to contact the Commander, Marlon Chapman, and Deputy Commander Rishi Das of Region Four’s Policing sub-division of Georgetown on this incident proved futile.
Campbellville shootoutThe two men who were killed during a shootout with Police on Sunday evening in Campbellville, Georgetown, were positively identified by relatives at the Georgetown Public Hospital mortuary.They were killed in a church yard in Campbellville following an exchange of gunfire with Police after having committing a robbery on Seaforth Street, Campbellville.Dead: Jamal LetlowDead are Jamal Letlow, 22, also called “Gaza”, of John Fernandes Squatting Area, Georgetown, and Shaquille Fraser, 22, of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, and of Lot 153 Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown.According to the Police, Letlow, a fish cleaner, was wanted for an armed robbery committed on Christopher Persaud at John Fernandes Access Road on October 25 last.On Sunday evening, after committing the robbery, the duo was pursued by a number of public spirited citizens, victims and a Police patrol.The two bandits were eventually cornered inside the compound of the Campbellville Secondary School but removed a zinc sheet to gain access to a church yard next door. It was while on the premises of the church, they discharged several rounds at the lawmen, who returned fire, fatally wounding them.An unlicensed revolver with five live rounds and a spent shell were recovered next to the slain bandits along with some of the stolen articles, which included five cellular phones, a chain, and cash. Several spent shells were also retrieved at the scene of the crime.At the home of the victims, one young man, who asked not to be named, explained that the family was entertaining several relatives and it was during the celebrations that one of the bandits walked into the yard and enquired about a “Kevin”.He explained that a group of relatives told him to check inside. He noted that the man walked into the yard, proceeded into the lower flat of the house and collected several mobile phones and was walking out.“I deh going in the kitchen the same time and see the man, so I ask he, he is who… is then I see he draw to his waist and I done know something wrong… he pulled out the gun and fire one shot… by then I move to the side or I would a be dead,” he related.After discharging the round, the man left but as he was leaving, he held several persons at gunpoint and relieved them of their gold jewellery and other personal belongings. “The other man, a rasta one was on the road and he also fire a shot… by then the skinny one who went in the yard run out and they run up the road,” the man related.He further explained that the family attempted to contact the Police but got no response; this did not deter them from chasing the bandits. It was while on the chase that they stopped a Police patrol and related what took place.In rapid response the Police joined in chase and the men were cornered.When Guyana Times visited the area where the two men were killed, Police ranks were seen guarding the church premises. A portion of the zinc fence between the Campbellville Secondary School and the church was ripped opened.The guard on duty at the school told Guyana Times that his colleagues who worked the night shift ran for cover following the shootout between the bandits and Police. He noted that it was until after the place went silent, they came out of hiding.The wounded men were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where on arrival they were pronounced dead.Meanwhile, in addition to the robbery committed on Persaud by Jamal Letlow, he was also shot and injured to the buttocks in 2014 by city constabulary after he snatched a gold chain from a minibus passenger some time ago. It was reported that Letlow was in a minibus when he requested to get off at High Street.While exiting the vehicle, he snatched the chain from a female passenger in the minibus. The Police added that an alarm was raised and ranks of a City Constabulary on patrol responded and gave chase.Letlow however, attacked one of the ranks with a knife despite being called upon to desist. He was eventually shot and injured. (Bhisham Mohamed)
But Benzema’s double in between, the first a header, the second a simple finish following a dreadful error from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, proved enough as Real hung on for a 2-2 draw, and a 4-3 win on aggregate.Benzema’s two goals here were another feather in the cap for coach Zinedine Zidane, who had decided to start the French striker, despite only one goal in his previous 12 games.It was another brave call from Real’s coach, who now stands on the brink of history himself, with Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley the only other managers to have ever won Europe’s premier competition three times.Liverpool or Roma will certainly offer a stern test in Kiev later this month but, having now seen off Bayern, the German champions, Paris Saint-Germain, the French champions, and Juventus, who sit top of Serie A, the feeling is that a 13th European success is now Real’s to lose.Zidane sprung a surprise by dropping Casemiro to the bench and bringing the more mobile Mateo Kovacic into midfield while Lucas Vazquez played in the unfamiliar role of right back.It meant no place again in the starting line-up for Gareth Bale, who was named as a substitute for the fifth time in six knock-out matches.Bayern, meanwhile, were without a host of star players, with Javi Martinez, Arturo Vidal, Arjen Robben, Jerome Boateng, Kingsley Coman and Manuel Neuer all injured. Martinez was fit enough to make the bench.Kimmich had given Bayern the lead after 28 minutes at the Allianz Arena and here he did it in three, slamming home after Sergio Ramos poked Corentin Tolisso’s cross straight to his feet.Real were rattled, their fans tetchy, and if Bayern had held on for longer the pressure might have told. Instead, the home side were level by the 11th minute, Benzema peeling free of David Alaba at the back post and heading in.Marcelo and Toni Kroos both weaved their way into Bayern’s six-yard box, but failed to pick a final pass, while at the other end, Vazquez was enduring a torrid time at right back.After another ball was threaded inside the winger’s left shoulder, Robert Lewandowski unleashed and James should have scored but was unable to adjust his body to the follow-up.A breathless opening 45 minutes ended with Bayern wanting a penalty as the ball struck Marcelo on the arm but referee Cuneyt Cakir waved away the appeals.Real were certainly the more relieved to hear the half-time whistle but they were given a gift shortly after the restart.Tolisso’s backpass was misjudged and underhit but Ulreich still had the chance to clear. Instead, the keeper got his feet in a tangle and ended up in a heap on the floor, presenting Benzema with an open net.The game looked finished but Bayern came again and after 10 minutes of desperate Real defending, it was no surprise when they scored. James chased down his own rebound before beating Keylor Navas at the near post. The on-loan Colombian chose not to celebrate against his parent club.Bayern had 27 minutes to find a third and there were a handful of near misses. Thomas Muller was denied by Navas and Mats Hummels headed agonisingly wide in injury time, but Real held on for their fourth final in five years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Karim Benzema scored twice to send Real Madrid into their third consecutive Champions League final© AFP Christof STACHEMADRID, Spain, May 1 – Real Madrid are within touching distance of a third consecutive Champions League triumph after Karim Benzema scored twice to eliminate Bayern Munich on Tuesday and book their place in the final.Bayern, who trailed 2-1 following last week’s opening leg in Germany, looked capable of inflicting this season’s latest European comeback when Joshua Kimmich scored early and James Rodriguez levelled shortly after the hour.
Tom Cleverley Everton manager Roberto Martinez is expecting Tom Cleverley to return in six weeks after injuring his ankle against Tottenham last month. The midfielder had to be stretchered off during the goalless draw at White Hart Lane and it was feared he would face a prolonged spell on the sidelines. But speaking ahead of the Toffees’ clash with Premier League champions Chelsea this weekend, Martinez confirmed that Cleverley suffered minor ligament damage rather than a fracture. “It is hard to tell how long he will be out,” the Spaniard said. “With ligament damage you could expect six to eight weeks but knowing how strong and fit Tom is we’re looking at six weeks.“The scans revealed it was no fracture and it was only ligament damage and although it will be a long period it is not as bad as feared.” 1
TODAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant 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 at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club 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, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept! will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.com. 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“What can you do?” she asked, wiping her eyes with a tissue. “All you can do is cry.” Saturday’s ceremony paid tribute to all veterans of the past, present and future. There are up to 900 Santa Clarita residents serving in the military today. The day also brought the unveiling of a statue of Willie, a Civil War drummer boy who was 11 when he earned the congressional Medal of Honor. The statue stands less than 5 feet tall and portrays the boy walking and playing his drum, as if captured in time. Visitors sauntered through the park reading hundreds of names of veterans and their families inscribed on layers of bricks that encircled the lawn. Three of those bricks were named for Janine Schulenburg’s husband, father and twin brother. Her brother was 19 when he was killed during the Korean War. “It was such a loss. My brother and I were very close. We knew each other’s thoughts,” said Schulenburg, a Canyon Country resident. “You just have to expect those things when you are serving your country.” Schulenburg belongs to the Historical Veterans Memorial Committee, which has worked for years for this day to come. Members played a role in the park’s development, from theme to design. The park was unveiled last year and is still coming into its own. The 50 trees planted there are still small; the climbing roses and wisteria have yet to fill out. But eventually they will, and the park will provide shade for those looking for a quiet place of repose. Robert Yribe, who drove to the ceremony from Sylmar, has noticed a change in the way he and other Vietnam veterans are perceived compared to when they first returned from the war. He had served on a Navy search-and-rescue ship. He attributes the new-found regard for all vets to the national attention that’s focused on the war with Iraq and the support of troops fighting there. He feels some of that recognition has spilled over to veterans who fought previous wars, including Vietnam. “They are honoring us more,” the 59-year-old said. “Before, we had no respect.” email@example.com (661)257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Eighty-four-year-old Amelia Ysais watched as her Vietnam-veteran son held his cowboy hat over his heart during a Memorial Day weekend ceremony. Then she burst into tears. She has watched her disabled son wrestle with seizures and other ailments incurred as a combat soldier in a war he was drafted into a week after his older brother Richard came home. The Valencia mother, whose husband Chris fought in World War II, was moved like other residents, veterans and city council members at Saturday’s Veterans Plaza tribute.
Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow shining Latest Football News Napoli have joined the race to sign Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool target Nicolo Barella, according to reports.The 21-year-old has shone in Serie A for Cagliari and they are ready to cash in on him if the price is right. ADVICE Napoli fear they cannot compete with Spurs’ financial package, but they are hopeful Barella could join them instead as it will offer him the chance to stay in Italy.The Serie A club also face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool, who have, like their Premier League rivals Tottenham, shown interest in signing Barella. However, according to Calciomercato, Napoli are ready to go head to head with the north Londoners for Barella’s signature.The Serie A side have made the Italy international a priority for the January transfer window and they will fight to bring him in. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED REVEALED BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Barella has emerged as a target for a number of clubs Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham are said to be very interested in the Italian and recent reports have claimed they are willing to make an offer of £35million in January.Spurs scouts have been watching Barella in action and they have reportedly returned with glowing reports.The Italian media has also been praising the midfielder, comparing him to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, and it is thought he would suit the English game. REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED no dice The Italy international has been compared to Steven Gerrard Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury