Alex Ferguson, the former Manchester United manager, was among UEFA’s 13-strong panel of technical observers.Atletico Madrid man Griezmann, 25, for whom Sunday’s defeat was a second major final loss in a month after the loss to arch-rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League, also won the Golden Boot award for his six goals.He also had two assists in France’s run to the final, but had a rare off-night in front of goal on Sunday and was unable to haul the hosts to victory.Griezmann and midfield schemer Dimitri Payet were included in the UEFA team of the tournament named Monday, as was Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo, who was stretchered off injured and in tears after a crunching tackle by Payet.Portugal defensive lynchpin Pepe was also included, along with fellow Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio and Raphael Guerreiro.There was no place for Gareth Bale, but Wales team-mates Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen, both midfielders, were named in the team of the tournament.UEFA team of the tournament: Rui Patricio (POR); Joshua Kimmich (GER), Jerome Boateng (GER), Pepe (POR), Raphael Guerreiro (POR); Toni Kroos (GER), Joe Allen (WAL), Aaron Ramsey (WAL); Antoine Griezmann (FRA), Dimitri Payet (FRA); Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France’s Antoine Griezmann (centre) celebrates after scoring. PHOTO/APPARIS, France, June 11- UEFA on Monday named French forward and tournament top scorer Antoine Griezmann as the best player of Euro 2016, a day after the hosts’ 1-0 final defeat to Portugal.“Antoine Griezmann was a threat in every game he played. He works hard for his team and possesses technique, vision and quality finishing,” said UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu, who led the panel that picked the striker.
FORT MCMURRAY, AB – Wood Buffalo RCMP and other emergency services have responded to an explosion that happened at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake oilsands upgrader on Tuesday afternoon.In a release, police say they are not able to confirm at this time if there have been any injuries or what the cause of the explosion is.Police have shut down one lane of traffic on Highway 63 Southbound. They are also assisting with the evacuation of non-essential services at the site.- Advertisement -They are requesting that everyone avoid the area. They are also asking that people do not attempt to enter the Syncrude site, or stop on the side of the road on Highway 63.We are currently responding to a fire at its Mildred Lake Upgrader north of Fort McMurray. Details will be shared as they become available.— Syncrude Canada Ltd. (@SyncrudeCanada) March 14, 2017Advertisement
The Second Temple was built by Cyrus the Great of Persia in 515 B.C. and destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. The tractor dug a trench that was 4 feet deep, Zweig said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The hilltop compound is a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Home to the silver-domed Al Aqsa Mosque and gold-capped Dome of the Rock, it is Islam’s third-holiest shrine. Jews revere it as the location of the two biblical Jewish temples, making it the holiest site in Judaism. Disagreements over who should control the holy site have helped scuttle past Mideast peace talks. On Thursday, Israeli archaeologist Zachi Zweig said a tractor used to dig the trench damaged the foundation of a 7-yard-wide wall “that might have been a remnant of the Second Temple.” Zweig said his group, the Public Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount, drew that conclusion because of the location of the damaged foundation. “We saw the damage for ourselves and documented it,” he said. By Amy Teibel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM – Israeli archaeologists charged Thursday that digging overseen by Islamic religious leaders at a hotly disputed Jerusalem holy site damaged a wall that might date back to the Bible. Islamic authorities responsible for Haram as-Sharif, known to Jews as Temple Mount, said digging a trench was necessary to replace 40-year-old electrical cables. They called the Israeli group’s charges “sheer propaganda.”
8 Out: Nathan Ake (Watford) – £4.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Watford defender is suspended for three games after his red card against Tottenham, which is all the reason you need to drop him. Out: Juan Mata (Manchester United) – £8.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As the Red Devils form falters, so does the majestic Mata. Hes now without an assist since September, and without a goal since November 7. Drop him until he and Man United get back to their best. 8 Out: Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) – £6.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Rather crazily, 15.9% of FPL managers have got the Belgian in their squads, despite the fact he is made of glass. Hes out again with another injury so ditch the expensive defender. We’ve got one last gameweek over the festive period and one last match before a winter break as the FA Cup comes in to disrupt the fixture list.A lot has changed in the last few days with teams hitting form and others having their bubbles burst.But who are the men you need to get out of your squads and who do you need to sign? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to find out our Fantasy Premier League tips… Out: Mousa Dembele (Tottenham) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – One of Spurs most improved players this season, the Belgian has been in and out of the team due to injuries and illness. Hes out again so it might be worth giving him the heave-ho. In: Jose Fonte (Southampton) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Solid and reliable, Fonte has been a big success for the Saints and continues to impress at the back. While other teams plump for Scott Dann, Toby Alderweireld and other defenders, we reckon the Portuguese star is worth a punt with fixtures against Norwich, Watford and West Brom next. In: Dele Alli (Tottenham) – £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Incredibly, Spurs not-so-secret weapon this season, Alli, is still available at an amazingly low price. The English star can get goals and assists and is an able replacement for his team-mate. 8 8 8 8 8 8 In: Dusan Tadic (Southampton) – £6.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – We could have named a number of players to replace Mata but we think, to get a jump on those players still with the usual suspects, like Riyad Mahrez, Ross Barkley and the newly appreciated Mark Arnautovic, you should consider the Serb star who has two assists in his last two games. In: Ryan Bennett (Norwich) – £3.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In favour with Alex Neil, Bennett is getting plenty of game time and is dirt cheap the perfect defender for your bench. Hell free up some money for the January transfers.
Charging that students from low-income homes will be evicted from athletic fields, a law firm representing the San Fernando Valley’s largest youth sports program has asked the Los Angeles Unified School District board to reconsider plans to charge for after-school facilities use. Many of the 10,000 students who participate in the nonprofit Valley Youth Conference’s programs will lose their only regular after-school activity, John Carpenter, a partner at Carpenter & Zuckerman, wrote in a letter to the board. “This is an illegally imposed tax on families, and these school grounds are already paid for by our tax dollars. This is an unfair policy of charging school-age children to use their own schools,” said Carpenter, representing the Valley Youth Conference. “This was imposed without any notice or comment by the public, and we think that’s improper, and we’re asking the LAUSD to put this out in the open and subject it to comment and figure out a solution to this, and if necessary, we’ll sue.” “The district is exploring using a foundation to help groups that find it difficult to pay the fees so they can apply for relief.” The letter from Carpenter includes about 300 signatures of Valley Youth Conference families and volunteers and asks that the board hold a public hearing no later than Jan. 15 – the deadline for facility-usage applications – and reverse the policy. The charitable organization offers year-round sports programs, including Pop Warner football, basketball, track and cheerleading, for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, Pasadena and parts of the Westside. The charge would effectively obliterate the Valley Youth Conference’s program, Carpenter said. “The VYC will have no choice but to pass these usage fees on to the boys and girls who participate in its programs,” he wrote. “The inexorable result is that the VYC and similar organizations will be filled with children of privilege, and the public school fields will be effectively rented to the rich. “Worse, those children who arguably are in most need of the VYC’s program will be priced out of participating.” For the latest school news, go to www.insidesocal.com/education.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! District policy implemented by Superintendent David Brewer III calls for a three-tier fee structure for groups using school facilities after hours to help offset annual costs of $3.8million to $4.8million. Groups will either be charged $10 an hour for use of facilities or $25.50 an hour – in addition to a $5 daily charge and a $77.10 four-month permit. To determine which fee a group will pay, a questionnaire is being developed to assess whether a group serves district students and operates within LAUSD boundaries. Tim Bower, director of Beyond the Bell, which oversees after-school programs for the district, said the fees are in line with what the city of Los Angeles is charging for similar facilities. “We put a lot of thought into that. These fees are reduced from the actual direct costs that the district is incurring, and we don’t expect to recover anywhere near that,” he said.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Beavers hit 12 of their first 14 shots and led by as many as 23 points in the first half, with Arizona getting within 41-24 on a 3-pointer by Shakur. The Wildcats came out in a press after halftime and got back in the game after trailing 46-24. Arizona went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 55-44 on Shakur’s three-point play. Less than 2 minutes later, after a turnover by Jason Fontenet, Adams finished a fast break with a rim-shaking dunk that got Arizona within seven. Shakur completed another three-point play to cut the lead to 61-59, and the junior point guard tied the game with a scoop shot with 4 minutes to go. The Beavers entered the game coming off a 72-64 win over California that snapped a 14-game road losing streak that dated to the 2003-04 season. Nick DeWitz had 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Oregon State lost a 22-point second-half lead then held off No. 24 Arizona 75-65 on Thursday night in Corvallis, Ore. Chris Stephens and Sasa Cuic each added 13 points for the Beavers (9-6, 2-2 Pac-10), who outscored Arizona 14-4 over the final 4 minutes after the Wildcats had rallied to tie the game. Hassan Adams had 22 points and five steals and Mustafa Shakur added 17 points for the Wildcats (10-5, 3-2). No. 12 Pittsburgh 73, DePaul 65 : Aaron Gray scored 20 points and Carl Krauser had 19 for host Pittsburgh, which shook off a 13-point deficit to remain one of three unbeatens in Division I with a victory. Pitt, unranked as late as two weeks ago, is 13-0 for only the fourth time in its 100-year basketball history to join No. 1 Duke (15-0) and No. 2 Florida (15-0) as the only major unbeatens. Oregon 67, Arizona St. 53 : Aaron Brooks scored 19 points to lead Oregon to a win against visiting Arizona State. Malik Hairston added 16 points for the Ducks, and scored seven straight during a 13-5 run late in the second half that increased Oregon’s lead from 51-44 to 64-49 with 3:25 to play. Women No 1. Tennessee 94, No. 13 Georgia 85: Candace Parker scored a career-high 26 points andTennessee remained undefeated with a victory over visiting Georgia. Parker, who was 10-of-15 from the field, also had 10 rebounds and six assists. Sidney Spencer and Shanna Zolman each scored 17 points for the Lady Vols, and Alexis Hornbuckle added 12 despite getting into foul trouble late in the game. No. 3 LSU 79, South Carolina 46: Seimone Augustus scored 22 points and LSU won its 17th straight game in the SEC at home. No. 7 Connecticut 92, Cincinnati 71: Mel Thomas had 16 of her 21 points in the second half to lead host Connecticut to the win. No. 8 Ohio St. 72, Iowa 62: Jessica Davenport had 34 points, 16 rebounds and six assists to help visiting Ohio State get its sixth win in the last seven games. No. 9 Michigan St. 69, Wisconsin 63: Liz Shimek scored 18 points and grabbed her 1,000th career rebound to lead visiting Michigan State. No. 12 Purdue 60, No. 17 Minnesota 56, (OT): Aya Traore scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half and overtime to lift visiting Purdue to the victory. No. 15 Arizona St. 44, Oregon 43 : Emily Westerberg hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left to lead Arizona State to the win at home. No. 23 Vanderbilt 87, Mississippi St. 48: Liz Sherwood scored 16 of her 22 points in the first half to lead Vanderbilt to the home victory. Pepperdine 59, Gonzaga 58, OT: Jasmane Clarendon scored 13 points and Teiosha George had 11 off the bench as the Waves (5-11, 2-1 West Coast Conference) outscored the Bulldogs 4-3 in the extra period to win. Gonzaga fell to 7-11 and 2-1. USC 81, Washington State 60: Eshaya Murphy scored 18 points, Jamie Hagiya had 16 and Chole Kerr had 12 as the visiting Trojans (11-5, 5-2 Pac-10 Conference) outlasted the Cougars. Washington 96, UCLA 75: Junior guard Cameo Hicks scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the second half for the Huskies (12-3, 5-1 Pac-10 Conference) in a win over the visiting Bruins (9-7, 4-3), who were led by Nikki Blue’s 24 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Marcel Jones scored twice and Cuic hit a 15-footer with 59 seconds left to give Oregon State a 69-63 lead. The Beavers scored the game’s first 14 points and completely dominated the opening 8 minutes. By the time Arizona called a timeout with 11:49 left in the half, Oregon State was up 20-4, had made nine of 10 shots and had a 6-1 rebounding advantage.
The Donegal Town community is celebrating a major achievement tonight after winning the prestigious Pride of Place 2019 award.The award celebrates the best in community development and recognises the selfless efforts of people in making their local neighbourhoods better places to live, work and socialise.The Donegal Town Community Chamber was announced as the overall IPB Pride of Place winners at a ceremony in Kilkenny’s Lyrath Hotel this Saturday night. The award was presented to Ernan and Mary McGettigan of the Donegal Town Chamber.The prize comes during a bumper year of success for Donegal Town. Having won the title of Ireland’s Foodiest Town 2019 in August, the new award brings even more recognition to the community effort, voluntary contributions and development of Donegal Town.Donegal Town is buzzing with Christmas festivities this weekend following the annual lights switch-on. Locals and visitors alike have enjoyed A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town, shopping sprees, food tours and the Savour the Flavour event in local hotels, cafes and restaurants all weekend. Celebrations as Donegal Town wins Ireland’s Pride of Place 2019 was last modified: December 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
PALMDALE – Snow is possible today and Sunday in the Antelope Valley, the National Weather Service says. A cold winter storm that originated in the Gulf of Alaska could drop snow tonight as low as 2,500 to 3,000 feet – meaning over much of the Antelope Valley. Briefly at times tonight and Sunday, heavy showers could fall as low as 2,000 feet, the weather service said. “That’s a very good possibility at this point in time, due to the cold nature of the storm,” weather service spokesman Bill Hoffer said. The weather service issued a winter storm watch warning of possibly hazardous weather through tonight for the Antelope Valley, east Kern County, the San Gabriel and Tehachapi Mountains, and the mountains of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. 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 Depending on the amount of moisture that it pulls out of the Pacific Ocean, the storm carries the potential of dropping up to six inches of snow in Southern California mountains and one to two inches in the Antelope Valley, forecasters said. Downtown Palmdale is about 2,700 feet in elevation, central Lancaster about 2,400 feet and Pearblossom about 3,100 feet. “The higher you go, the more you are going to get into it,” Hoffer said. Even at 3,000 feet, snowfall could snarl traffic on the Antelope Valley Freeway, whose highest point between Acton and Agua Dulce is more than 3,200 feet. Snow was already falling Friday afternoon on Interstate 5, which tops 4,100 feet in the Tejon Pass. Caltrans’ and the California Highway Patrol’s first priority in a snowstorm is keeping Interstate 5 open, with the Antelope Valley Freeway a secondary priority and canyon roads such as Bouquet Canyon last in priority, CHP Lt. Andria Witmer said. Travelers should be prepared in advance and know how high of elevations they’ll be crossing, Witmer said. People who expect to be out of the valley today should also have a friend or relative in the area to call to check if snow has begun, she said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. FRIDAY 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. 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. 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) 947-2537.160Want 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 MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesKids 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. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. WEDNESDAY 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. at 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.
Joey Barton was back on talkSPORT for Monday’s Sports Breakfast, and guest host Max Rushden was desperate to ask the question we all wanted the answer to……what on earth possessed him to do THAT French accent during his time at Marseille?Listen to the latest Breakfast Bite above to find out his explanation and the point during the interview he realised: ‘I’ve done a Steve McClaren!’