Find fitness with Roadrunners

first_imgDuring the spring and summer, the club meets at Suzanne Park, 625 Suzanne Road in Walnut. The club, which competes in cross country and track events, has experienced its share of success. Whether you’re training for a 5K or just want to get some exercise, the Southern California Roadrunners of Walnut might just be the club for you. Athletes ages 7 and up of all abilities are invited to join the Roadrunners, who meet at 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday at the Albertson’s parking lot located at the corner of Amar Road and Nogales Street in Walnut. According to Castro, the Roadrunners have around 130 members from Walnut, San Dimas, Glendora, Baldwin Park and Whittier. Linda Rodriguez, 14, is a Roadrunners member along with her 9-year-old sister, Sofia, and her parents, Miguel and Sofia. “I like to run and I wanted to improve my time,” Rodriguez said. “I also have fun running with the club because I get to meet new people. The people are nice, the coaches are nice and everybody cheers you on.” Sofia added: “I wanted to join because my parents are in the club. The activities are fun and (the other runners) encourage you.” Mario Vela Godinez, 26, has trained with the Roadrunners for almost a year. “I used to see them at Mt. SAC and other events,” Godinez said. “Last year at one of the events, I asked one of the guys where the club met and when he said Walnut, I figured to meet them after work since I worked in Walnut. “It’s a great club. I have improved my time and the other guys encourage you to get better.” The club was founded in 1961 as the Rialto Roadrunners in 1961 by David Japs. They became the Southern California Roadrunners in 1979 and have since won more than 50 national championships in cross country and 20 in track and field. According to Castro, the Roadrunners’ Walnut chapter started in the mid-1980s. Castro said the Roadrunners are looking for runners for the track season, which starts this month. For information, call (626) 622-8569 or visit (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2127 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img At the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships Dec. 9 at Spokane, Wash., the Roadrunners won the girls youth division 4K with a total time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 43.34 seconds. The Roadrunner boys also excelled in the 4K, turning in a second-place finish of 110 points. Daniel Rosales led the Roadrunners, finishing first overall with a time of 13:01.62. Guiding the Roadrunners is club president Danny Castro, a 13-year member who serves on a volunteer basis. “When it comes to training, I analyze each runner and ask them what their goals are, and how they could meet them,” Castro said. “We train them to run to the best of their abilities but we try not to overwork them. “Our mission is to promote good health through running, physically and mentally.” last_img read more

Video: Here’s one reason Wenger is in no mood to sell him!

first_imgMesut Ozil gave Arsenal fans in Singapore the chance to see his sublime skill up close.Ozil has been linked with a move to Juventus, but manager Arsene Wenger was quick to deny the rumour, insisting the Germany international “will remain our player”.The Gunners have already beaten a Singapore XI and face Everton in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy, which you can listen to live on talkSPORT at 1.30pm on Saturday 18 July.ARSENAL YOUNGSTERS HOPING TO BREAK INTO THE FIRST TEAM ON PRE-SEASON TOUR 1last_img read more

Lascelles rewarded by Newcastle with new long term deal

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Speaking to the club’s official website, Benitez said: “He’s still a young player, still a young captain and still a young centre-back, so we’re talking about a player who has a great future, because normally you consider the peak of a centre-back could be between 28 years old and 30 years old, so still he has plenty of room for improvement.“He’s keen to learn and he’s working hard, trying to be a better player every day, so it is good news for the club.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Jamaal Lascelles has signed a new six-year contract with Newcastle, the club have announced.The 24-year-old skipper has made more than 100 appearances for the Magpies since joining from Nottingham Forest in 2014.Lascelles was rewarded for his performances at the heart of Rafa Benitez’s defence with a new deal last year, but has now agreed an improved and extended contract and the manager described the centre-back as “the future of the club.”“I’m over the moon – it’s great news to be tied down to Newcastle for a long time,” he said, adding: “It’s pretty much all I ever wanted: playing in the Premier League in front of amazing fans.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED shining huge blow MONEY BEST OF Most Popular Football News REPLY Lascelles is Newcastle’s captain and manager Rafa Benitez believes he is the future of the club no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

Budget surplus reported for hospital

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The $218 million operating 2005-06 budget adopted by the hospital board in August projects breaking even by the end of the current fiscal year. Since July, the hospital has ended each month with earnings ahead of budget, indicating the financial recovery is continuing, hospital officials said. “Obviously we’ve got a ways to go to complete our financial recovery. We are optimistic of continued improvements through this year,” said Leon Choiniere, vice president of finance. Net patient revenue went up $11.2 million, or 6 percent, to $196.4 million in the 12 months ending June 30. “It was a combination of improvement in managed care contracts and in operational efficiencies, such as patient flow and management of patient care and timely discharge,” Choiniere said. The hospital also reduced spending on temporary nurses by $3.5 million because hospital nurses worked more hours after wages increased with a union contract, Choiniere said. The hospital cut legal and consulting fees by $1.5 million, and investment income increased by $3 million, Choiniere said. Salaries and wages went up $2.65 million, or 3 percent, to $93.4 million, while employee benefits increased $2.2 million, or 7 percent, to $32.1 million, records show. The hospital’s work force increased 2.3 percent, the equivalent of 47 full-time positions. Total operating expenses went down 1.3 percent to $205.2 million, records show. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital finished the 2004-05 fiscal year with an operating budget surplus of about $66,000, an improvement over the nearly $14 million loss from the prior year, an audit shows. Lower spending on consultants and temporary nurses and higher patient revenue through more efficient operations and renegotiated managed care contracts were cited as factors in the turnaround, hospital officials said. “We’ve just become a lot more efficient in what we’re doing and we’ve managed to decrease depending on traveling nurses for help and spent a lot less on lawyers,” hospital director June Snow said. “It’s especially something after we’ve been through what we’ve been through.” Because the 379-bed hospital is owned by a public agency, the Antelope Valley Healthcare District, surplus income must be invested back into equipment, facilities or services. last_img read more


first_imgMembers of the An Post cycle team with members of the Donegal Hospice.They promised to deliver and they certain did!Local lads from An Post Letterkenny raised an incredible €10,008.40 for Donegal Hospice from their recent Mizen to Malin Charity Cycle.The cyclists and committee members wish to thank family, work colleagues, friends and all their corporate sponsors for their support in helping them raise €10,008.40 for the Donegal Hospice. The An Post Letterkenny group who took part in the cycle are pictured here presenting a cheque to the committee members of The Donegal Hospice.AN POST CYCLISTS DELIVER €10K GOOD WISHES TO DONEGAL HOSPICE! was last modified: August 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An Postcycledonegal hospicelast_img read more

Active citizenship in memory of Mandela – Bachelet

first_imgOn stage at the Cape Town city hall for the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture 2014, from left: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Mandela’s widow Graça Machel, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory chief executive Sello Hatang, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, and veteran South African actor John Kani. (Image: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory)• Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory+27 11 547 5600info@nelsonmandela.org107 Central StreetHoughton2198South AfricaLorraine KearneyThe challenges of social integration were increasing, and it was essential to update democracy. “We must take on the challenges of the future, not just consolidate our wins.”Chilean President Michelle Bachelet expressed these sentiments in delivering the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in the City Hall, Cape Town, on Women’s Day – 9 August.The lecture was particularly significant as it was from the City Hall that Mandela first addressed South Africans and the world following his release from prison on 11 February 1990. It was also the place from where he first spoke to South Africans as their president on 9 May 1994. And it was also particularly poignant as it was the first annual lecture to be given since his death on 5 December last year – a fact mentioned by more than one speaker.Women’s Day, a national public holiday, commemorates the day in 1956 when about 20 000 women of all races marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to demand that women not be required to carry passes.Watch Chilean President Michelle Bachelet deliver the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture:The topic of Bachelet’s lecture was “Building social cohesion through active citizenship”. She also focused on education and community participation in democracy.She paid tribute to Mandela, saying his life had been based on a “profound certainty that there are no differences that justify discrimination, violence, abuse or oppression”. He had shown that the only viable path was one of cohesion and unity. She also honoured Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, one of the many dignitaries in the audience, for having convened the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and for the similar process in Chile.It was one of several historical similarities between the two countries on their path to democracy that she listed: “It can be said we share a common wound, a common pain, but we also share a sense of common pride.”In speaking about democracy today, Bachelet said: “Economic growth and reducing inequality are essential, but are not enough. The growing new middle class brings new challenges that pose new tasks. Confidence in institutions is weakening – this is a global trend. This puts at risk our democracy… Society has changed, the world has changed, and people around the world are asking more of their governments,” she said. “Today, legitimacy and justice are more than just legality. More and better democratic policies of inclusion are needed.”And to get there, changes must be driven by society. Representative democracy was no longer enough; people were now demanding participation. “But to take part requires more than just voting. This is key to modern democracy.” Indeed this was the core of her lecture: society was opening spaces and forums where these new demands could be reflected. It was time for structural changes, but there was no magic recipe for this. “But the wrong path is denying citizens their participation.”Bachelet pointed out that sub-Saharan Africa had experience strong economic growth in recent years, but half the population still lived on less than $1.25 a day “This strong economic performance is not filtering down. It is the same in Latin America and the Caribbean. There is some encouragement in the growth of the middle class, but the inequality gap is high and is growing.“We need more equal distribution of wealth.” To get there, the public sector needed strengthening.Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Michelle Bachelet and Sello Hatang at the lecture. (Image: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory)Gender equalityIn building a socially cohesive, democratic society in which all people participate meaningfully, there needs to be equality between the sexes. Yet, Bachelet pointed out, cultural, economic, social and political discrimination against women remained one of the “most scandalous unequal situations on the planet”. Six out of 10 poor people were women; 75% of women could not get a bank loan because they were in unstable or unpaid jobs. Sexism was rife and there was a lack of representation in business.She spoke about policies being set up in Chile to assist women. “[Equality] needs to be promoted in every country. We need to make gender equality a state objective.” But to do so “requires us to rethink our ways of cultural identity. We need to ask: ‘How can we make living together possible?’ It is a complex task in permanent evolution.”Chile, and the world, had a lot to learn from South Africa, and from Mandela’s attempts to build a unified nation. To get there, structural changes were needed – and effort had to be made to make cultural changes. “Above all, we must build a culture that allows us to recognise our self in others. To do this requires active citizens … Chile is proposing that people take this responsibility to grow social cohesion.”Importance of educationBachelet also spoke about improving education, as a crucial tool to ensure a democratic, socially inclusive nation. The challenge was “not only access to education, but also quality education”. Structural changes were needed to achieve this; it should be an economic, social and political goal simultaneously.She quoted Mandela, saying that education was the most powerful weapon to change the world, but added that action was needed to reach this goal. Non-negotiable was passion, the ability to listen and the active participation of citizens who could also listen to constructive criticism.In ending her lecture, Bachelet referred to South Africa as the cradle of humanity: “In this land that is the birthplace of the human species, we can dream of a new humanity… We have hope to build a common future.”At the press conference after the lecture, she said: “Mandela has been the leader who inspired me all my life. He has taught us so much.”Returning to education, she announced that in 2015, Chile would launch 50 Nelson Mandela scholarships for post-graduate students from Africa to attend Chilean universities. A statue of Mandela would also be commissioned for a public park in Santiago, and Chile planned to convene a “conversation” involving South Africa, Chile and other Latin American countries going through a transitional justice process so that they could learn from each other.Her lecture was well-received by an audience that consisted of dignitaries, activists and ordinary folk, as well as Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela, Mandela’s grandson. The Nelson Mandela Foundation website reported that he found the lecture to be insightful. Bachelet made it clear that being an elected official meant you had to continue to speak on behalf of people, the Mvezo chief said.“This is to ensure service delivery and to be a true reflection of what is happening in the country… We must strive to make a better world. Her excellency has called us back to the drawing board, and has raised questions: have we done enough to recognise indigenous people? Is there still a role in post-apartheid South Africa for traditional leaders?” he said.Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in 2004, was also upbeat as he walked out of the hall. Showing the victory sign, he said the lecture had been “wonderful to listen to”, and Bachelet had been “fantastic”.last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, Feb. 26 2011

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… ReadWrite Sponsors We’re always on the lookout for upcoming Web tech events from around world. Know of something taking place that should appear here? Want to get your event included in the calendar? Let us know in the comments below or email us. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Events Guide#web last_img read more

Yashwant to visit Gujarat on Congress invitation

first_imgBJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who had recently caused a flutter by criticising the Centre for its handling of the economy, will be on a three-day tour of poll-bound Gujarat starting November 14, on an invitation from an NGO supported by the Congress party.The former Union Finance Minister would interact with the business community and deliver lectures in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Surat, a Congress leader said on Thursday.The events are slated to be organised by the Loksahi Bachao Andolan (Save Democracy Campaign), an NGO supported by the Congress.Economic featsMr. Sinha, whose son Jayant Sinha is a Minister in the Narendra Modi government, is likely to speak about demonetisation and the GST, the two steps being showcased as major economic achievements by the current dispensation.Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram had recently interacted with the traders of Rajkot on the GST and on the subject of ‘State of Economy’, though not under the banner of any political party.In a recent newspaper article, Mr. Sinha criticised the Centre and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in particular for the handling of the economy, which he said was on a “downward spiral and is poised for a hard landing”.Mr. Sinha had also written that many people in the BJP were aware of this reality, but not speaking up out of fear.last_img read more

Haryana’s Nuh bears witness to failure of first ‘mobile court’

first_imgOn the drive south from Delhi towards Alwar, a left turn at Badkali Chowk in Haryana’s Nuh brings one to the small town of Pingawan. About 7 km down the road, one encounters a black, rusted signboard that reads ‘Mobile Court, Pingawan, Mewat’ on the boundary wall of a modest building.But the place is unusually quiet for a court. A solitary watchman, who appears to be in his 60s, is seated on a half-broken chair while two children play close by. “It is a Wednesday. The court sits only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,” the watchman says, explaining the lack of activity.The town’s residents promptly direct visitors to the building when asked about the “mobile court”, oblivious to the fact that the court, inaugurated more than a decade ago as the country’s first mobile court, officially lost its ‘mobile court’ designation more than five months ago.Set up in a bus, the court was inaugurated in August 2007 by the then Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan with the aim of making the judicial system accessible to remote and backward areas, and was slated to sit for one day each week at the four towns of Punhana, Shikrawa, Indana and Lohinga Kalan.Presided over by an Additional Civil Judge-cum-Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate, it was staffed like a regular court and meant to conduct both civil and criminal cases through full-fledged trials.But just a little over a year after its inauguration, the court gave up on mobility as both the lawyers and the local judicial officers found themselves facing difficulties in operating it in a mobile form. While it was a good initiative to provide “Sasta aur Sulabh Nyay” (affordable and accessible justice) to the people of Punhana, the lack of basic infrastructure was the reason for its failure, said Ferozepur Jhirka Bar Association president Mumtaz Hussain. ‘Lacked key facilities’“Since the mobile court was held in the open at four different locations in the interior areas, it became difficult to provide facilities such as stamp vendors, typewriters, photocopiers and more importantly the treasury to collect court fees,” said Mr. Hussain. “Despite the lawyers cooperating to their full to make the experiment a success, the court had to be fixed in a building in Punhana,” he added.The court was subsequently shifted to its present building in Pingawan after a year since the Punhana building had to be vacated for the Election Commission during the 2009 election. After the District and Sessions Judge, Nuh, sought the discontinuation of the “mobile court” in 2013, the Punjab and Haryana High Court formally consented to it on July 17, 2018.However, with the court now presided over by a junior judge, litigants have to travel to the Ferozepur Jhirka court to file civil suits, defeating the purpose of door-step delivery of justice. “It was an initiative taken in haste without considering the ground realities,” said another lawyer, who did not wish to be identified. As for the ‘mobile court’ bus, it now lies parked in the Ferozepur Jhirka court campus — a testimony to the failed experiment.last_img read more

PBA Finals: Durham tows Meralco past Ginebra to avoid 0-3 hole

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAllen Durham did a little bit of everything and Meralco needed all of it to finally beat Barangay Ginebra, 94-81, and avoid a 0-3 hole in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup Finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham scored in a variety of ways no matter who he was up against or how many while also anchoring the Bolts’ defense. He was an unstoppable force, finishing with 38 points, 20 rebounds, four assists and five blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title PLAY LIST 01:40Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title03:06Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance03:49Will Ginebra’s Barangay be a huge factor in the PBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img “The game becomes a lot easier when you can make shots. Today we did a much better job at making our perimeter shots and a lot of credit goes to Reynel Hugnatan, who stepped up and made a lot of threes for us today,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“Our defense was solid just like it was in our last game. The difference was we played defense for 48 minutes instead of 44. It’s gonna be tough going forward especially with Ranidel being out but at the same time we still have guys who out there fighting and we will go to war with them,” Black added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Bolts, who lost the first two games by double-digits, got a much-needed lift from veteran forward Reynel Hugnatan, who played extended minutes after starting forward Ranidel de Ocampo went down with an injury early.Hugnatan fired 22 points, going 7-of-12 from long range and grabbed five rebounds in close to 39 minutes of play. His last 3-pointer capped a 19-4 charge by the Bolts in the final six minutes and four seconds. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Durham, the back-to-back Best Import of the conference, scored 23 points in the second half, 13 in the final frame to counter the Gin Kings’ punches.A jumper by Justin Brownlee gave Ginebra a 72-66 edge with 9:36 left but Durham quickly led Meralco back and his coast-to-coast dunk over Japeth Aguilar put the Bolts ahead, 75-74, with under seven minutes remaining.Durham continued his rampage. He scored on a reverse layup against two defenders, rejected Aguilar’s shot on the other end, blocked Brownlee then converted a three-point play for an 86-77 buffer with 2:47 to go.Meralco goes for the equalizer on Friday still at the Big Dome.Ginebra had four players in double-figures led by Brownlee’s 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference View commentslast_img read more