DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC:Former West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy raced to an unbeaten half century that spurred Rajshahi Kings to a three-wicket victory over Chittagong Vikings in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) yesterday.Sammy hit a 27-ball 55, while his West Indian counterpart, fast bowler Kesrick Williams, grabbed four wickets to propel Kings to the second qualifier at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.West Indies opener Chris Gayle scored a typically aggressive 44 from 30 balls to help the Chittagong top order set a strong foundation to reach 142 for eight in 20 overs.Barbados opener Dwayne Smith, who opened for Chittagong, went without scoring, Williams’s first victim in the second ball of the third over.Gayle, who batted at number three, put on 74 runs for the second wicket with Tamim Iqbal who scored 51.Only six of Gayle’s runs were not scored from boundaries as the flamboyant Jamaican launched five sixes, four over straight boundary and two fours.Williams, a fast bowler from St Vincent and the Grenadines, also removed Abdur Razzak and Taskin Ahmed in the same over to complete his second four-wicket haul in T20s.During the chase, Sammy put on 37 and 49 with Mehedi Hasan and Farhad Reza, respectively, to lead Rajshahi’s recovery from 57 for six to surpass 143 in 18.3 overs and knock Chittagong out of the competition.Sammy, who reached his second fifty of the tournament with a straight six, hit seven fours and two sixes.
DESPITE a lot of emphasis on high school action at today’s Gibson McCook Relays, competition among senior athletes in events for clubs and institutions should share the spotlight with the World Relays and World Championship on the calendar this year. Several of these athletes will definitely looking to make an impression ahead of the World Relays considering there will be no trials for that event. The likes of Elaine Thompson, Christania Williams, Megan Simmonds, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Ristananan Tracey are all expected to feature on the female side. Yohan Blake, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Annsert Whyte, Jhevaughn Minzie, Peter Matthews, Javon Francis and Jaheel Hyde will look to get off to strong starts in what is expected to be fast and furious action all day. After an epic Men’s 4x100m relays clash at the Milo Western Relays, where Sprintec, UTech, GC Foster College and MVP were involved in a thrilling finish, add Yohan Blake’s Racers Lions outfit to the mix and today’s face-off is sure to bring even more excitement with the 2010 record of 38.08 seconds set by the Racers Lions under threat. UTech, winners with 39.42 seconds in MoBay, edged out the Nesta Carter-anchored MVP (39.43) with GC Foster not far behind in third in 39.47 seconds. Last year the Javon Francis-led Akan Track Club scored a very close win in the Men’s 4x400m relay over Cameron Blazers and these two will be at it once again with the likes of Sprintec, GC Foster, University of the West Indies, Racers Track Club and Mico University College joining the party. Akan with Francis along with Josef Robertson, Peter Matthews and surprise Camperdown Classics winner Kavon Nelson look hard to beat here and should easily defend their title. CONVINCING WIN Another institution, which is expected to make their presence felt today is Knox Community College in the men’s 4x800m as they look to derail GC Foster College’s dominance in the event at this meet. At the Milo Western Relays they lowered the Spanish Town-based team’s colours with a convincing win where they took the event in a record 7:32.80, beating their opponents easily. Following a blistering start to her 2017 campaign, double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson, fresh off her Birmingham 60m sub-7 seconds clocking, along with her MVP teammates will be eyeing the 4x100m record of 43.13 seconds set in 2015 by the University of Technology. Without Fraser-Pryce at the Milo Western Relays, MVP won easily in 43.61 seconds, ahead of Sprintec 44.73 seconds and with Fraser-Pryce expected to be in their line-up they should go much faster. However, Sprintec will now have the service of the in-form Gayon Evans, who was away on duties competing in the 60m indoors and should replace Ristananna Tracey in their line-up, which will give them considerable more speed. With two members of Jamaica’s Olympic silver medal 4x400m team, in Jackson and McPherson in their line-up, MVP look a sure winner in the women’s Open 4x400m. However, it should not be that easy for them as UTech with the likes of youngsters, Shannon Kallawan and Junelle Bromfield and Mico University College with the likes of IAAF World Under 20 champion, Tiffany James, Samantha James and Dawnalee Loney should push them to the limit and any of the two could surprise the defending champions.
Mikaany Meres made her second appearance on Thursday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court where she was granted 0,000 bail after being able to secure a local address.Mikaany MeresMeres, who was unrepresented when she made her first appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore, was denied bail after the prosecution cited in its objection that she did not have a local address and if granted bail, would not return to court.As such, the woman was remanded. At her second appearance on Thursday, Meres was represented by Attorney Mark Conway, who informed the Chief Magistrate that his client now has a local address – Lot 60 Bel Air Springs, Georgetown.It is alleged that on August 11, 2016 at Aishalton village, South Rupununi, the defendant had in her possession a live round of .32 ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.The prosecution stated that on the day in question, the defendant was intercepted at Aishalton checkpoint where she was attempting to enter Marudi Backdam. The ammunition was concealed in a black handbag belonging to her.The matter was transferred to the Lethem Magistrate’s Court for October 28, 2016.
The 2016/17 National Fiscal Budget of US$623million has been passed by the House of Representatives, pending concurrence from the Senate.Plenary overwhelmingly voted in favor of the budget based on recommendations from the Joint Committee of the Legislature on Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning and Public Accounts, chaired by Bong County Representative Prince Moye.The Executive submitted a Draft Budget of US$555.9million but additional revenues were realized during the budget hearing on Capitol Hill thereby forming an increase of about US$67.1million to be generated in the fiscal year, which has affected the budget allotments to some ministries and governmental agencies. It is yet to be known if there is any increment in civil servants’ salaries. The fiscal year runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.The post-budget hearing, comprising the revenue and expenditure components, lasted for 15 days from the 2nd to the 16th of September after an in-house wrangling concerning the recusal of Speaker J. Alex Tyler. Under the former Chairman of the Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning, Rep. Moses Kollie, the budget hearing lasted for about 45 days, with only the completion of the revenue component.In the Draft Budget, out of the U$555.9 million submitted by the Executive, U$495.5 million go to Core Domestic Revenue; US$30.2 million as Grants; and US$30.1 million as Contingent Domestic Revenue.Accordingly, health gets US$77 million; education US$83 million and social development spending gets U$10.5 million. Additionally the government allocated U$20 million toward elections; U$10 million for UNMIL drawdown; U$5 million for agriculture; U$15 million for road construction; U$3 million for road maintenance; and U$1.5 million for airport runway rehabilitation.Contingent Domestic RevenueIn order to support the Contingent Domestic Revenue of U$30.1 million out of the unfunded Contingent Envelope of US$140 million, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf earlier submitted a bill to amend the Special Amendment to the Revenue Code of 2011, to increase excise tax on tobacco, phone calls, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.The President proposed that beginning July 1, the Liberian government will increase the excise tax on all tobacco products from 35% to 80%, upon the approval of the Legislature, and it would mean that every call made in Liberia is expected to incur a tax of U$0.01 (1 U.S. cent).The President also wants the Legislature to increase the excise rate on alcoholic beverages from 35% to 45% and further requests adjustment in the GST Rate from 7% to 10%; a revision of Section 16 to grant Special Investment Incentives to certain businesses as well as a revision on Section 904 on the Advance Payment or Turnover Tax.Rejection of Proposed Tax HikeIn a public hearing held recently by the Joint Committee of the Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning in the Joint Chambers of the Legislature, a number of influential business entities rejected a proposal to the Legislature to increase excise tax on tobacco, phone calls, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.Cellcom GSM, the Liberia Coca Cola Bottling Company, the Monrovia Breweries, as well as the Tobacco Associations of West Africa, among other businesses, said the tax increment would not only affect production and sales, but would also encourage redundancy, unemployment and poverty.Lonestar Cell MTN was the only company that supported the proposal for tax increment on phone calls made within Liberia, and promised to bear the responsibility without passing the cost onto its consumers.Parallel House PassageDuring the in-House wrangling, the House Chamber unanimously amended the Special Amendment to the Revenue Code of 2011, with a slight increment on the excise tax on tobacco as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, but without any increment on phone calls made within Liberia.President VetoesOn Monday, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf vetoed the Act of 2016 amending the Liberia Revenue Code of 2011.Article 35 of the Liberian Constitution gives the President the authority to approve or disapprove a bill sent to her by the National Legislature.In a letter on her action to the lawmakers, President Sirleaf said: “By virtue of the authority in me vested under Article 35, I cannot approve this bill, and must therefore veto the bill in its entirety principally because of these reasons and concerns.”In her letter, President said the bill as enacted by the Legislature would not have the desired fiscal impact, especially considering the current impact of the global economic downturn on the country’s economy.The President said the bill would also have an adverse impact, given other measures government has taken, including Liberia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and her status as a signatory to the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) and ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS).President Sirleaf resubmitted another bill with several proposals that, without them, she said would present disastrous consequences for the 2016/2017 National Budget. For example, resources required for conducting the elections, preparing for UNMIL drawdown, and undertaking critical social services that were not available.President Sirleaf proposed to adjust goods and services’ tax from 7% to 10%, that would not only raise U$20 million for the National Budget, but would also help to ensure that Liberian goods and services remain competitive within the context of the ETLS and WTO, since every country in the West African sub-region has a VAT rate of around 17%.She also proposed to increase excise taxes on tobacco from 50% to 80%, consistent with ECOWAS CET as well as what is obtaining in other jurisdictions relative to the health consequences of tobacco. This measure is estimated to add US$1.1 million to the current budget.The proposal to increase the excise tax on alcoholic beverages from 35% to 45% is based on similar health concerns as well as what is obtaining in other jurisdictions. And this measure is estimated to add U$3.3 million to the National Budget.The proposal to institute a U$0.01 (one cent) per minute excise tax on phone calls is intended to recapture some of the revenues being lost as a result of on-going free calls promotions by mobile telecommunications operators. This excise tax will still make Liberia the cheapest mobile GSM location in the sub-region and would have raised US$5.7 million for the government.Back to Committee RoomThe Liberia Amendment Act of 2016 amending the Liberia Revenue Code of 2011 was sent to the Committee room after it was vetoed by the President. It is expected to be passed by Tuesday, September 27, according to reports.The Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning Committee, chaired by Prince Moye is expected to have closed and open consultations with the Finance and Development Planning Minister, Boima Kamara, to ascertain all necessary information that would lead to the passage of the proposed amendments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NEC Chair Jerome Kokoya– ECOWAS Team on ground to aid in FRR cleanupAs the National Elections Commission (NEC) sets December 26 as the date for the run-off election, the Chairman of the Unity Party (UP) Wilmot Paye has indicated his party’s preparedness to go to the Supreme Court if the appropriate steps are not to address problems associated with the Final Registration Roll (FRR).In an unprecedented address to the media, perhaps the shortest-ever press conference of the Commission, (two minutes fifty-two seconds), NEC Chairman Korkoya called on eligible Liberian voters to “make the one sacrifice” by showing up for the runoff election on December 26.He said the NEC is prepared to implement all of the eight counts of the Supreme Court’s mandate in a transparent manner and will keep all stakeholders, including the parties in the runoff election, updated at every step along the way.“Pursuant to the mandate of the honorable Supreme Court of Liberia to the National Elections Commission” he declared “I am pleased to announce that the 2017 presidential runoff election will be conducted on Tuesday, December 26, 2017,” he said. “We realize that this date is immediately after Christmas Day but we call on registered voters to make this sacrifice for the good of our democratic country.”“I am also pleased to announce that a technical team of ECOWAS that reviewed our Final Voter Roll will be returning to the country today (Dec. 12) to provide any technical assistance needed by the National Elections Commission as it works in line with the implementation of the mandate of the honorable Supreme Court,” he noted.Parties welcome runoff dateUnity Party spokesman Wilmot Paye, in his initial response to the announcement yesterday, said “the UP doesn’t have any qualms with NEC except that the Supreme court’s mandate cannot be compromised. All that must be done will be done before the run-off, period!But when pressed by our reporter to explain what he meant by the UP has no qualms with NEC, Mr. Paye quickly retorted, “it is not our prerogative to set dates for elections. We are particular about the process-the steps NEC will, should take towards the elections. If we are dissatisfied, we go back to the Supreme Court he emphasized. The party is meanwhile expected to have a strategy meeting on the runoff election today.For its part, The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has also indicated that it has no problem with the date set by the NEC for the runoff. The coalition chairman, Nathaniel McGill, welcomed the pronouncement of runoff date and noted that his party is prepared for the election.“We thank our fellow Liberians that even though there are difficult times, they have maintained their resilience and steadfastness. We call on them to use Christmas Day as a day of reflection for the following day, which is set for the runoff election,” McGill said.Concerning the Final Registration Roll(FRR), which has been the subject of much controversy, McGill said his coalition is hopeful that the Commission, with the assistance from the ECOWAS technical team, will clean up the FRR before Election Day. “We are ever ready to go to the polls. Our people have suffered so much and they are even still suffering under the UP leadership. Enough is enough and that will be demonstrated at the polls on December 26 as all votes are cast to decide the right course for the country,” he said.“The Supreme Court did not say the FRR must be cleaned before NEC announces the runoff date. NEC is doing the right thing by allowing the runoff election be held before the expiration of President Sirleaf’s tenure. Remember we are strongly against any attempt to call for an interim government in this country,” he said.But diplomatic and political observers in Monrovia say despite lofty pronouncements by NEC chairman Korkoya about respect for transparency and deference to the Supreme Court, they find it strange that copies of the FRR were not availed to the parties for scrutiny despite their request at the meeting. Such a development, they contend, is troubling and it creates suspicion and rends to undermine trust and confidence in the process.Korkoya has however said a team from ECOWAS is expected in the country to help the Commission in whatever technical way to handle the cleaning up of the voter roll.Campaign declared openMeanwhile, Chairman Korkoya has declared open the campaign for the runoff election. He announced that the two political parties are at liberty to commence their campaign across the country as of the time he was addressing the press yesterday. The campaign for the runoff will end at 11:59 p.m. on December 24.It remains to be seen however, if the run-off is going to proceed as planned or whether the Unity Party(UP) will make good on its promise to go back to the Supreme Court if current steps and procedures being undertaken by the NEC do not meet standards of transparency s mandated by the Supreme Court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Mr. Nyanue addresses reporters in Monrovia recently.Says the county lacks good leadership to inspire its peopleAhead of the 2020 mid-term Senatorial elections, a prominent son of Grand Gedeh County, William Grear Nyanue, has declared his intention to run as senator of the county.Nyanue recently told reporters in Monrovia that Grand Gedeh lacks the good leadership needed to inspire the people, something which has hampered the county’s development over the years. He said his intention to join the race is to ensure that his people are free from the hands of those he considers as bad leaders in the county.Mr. Nyanue said Grand Gedeans have suffered too long for a good leader, and it is about time that the county’s leadership takes another direction for the common good of its people.According to him, if the most crucial problems cannot be identified now, the county will find it difficult to make progress in the coming years. “Grand Gedeh County, after more than 14 years of instability, encountered bad leadership,“ Nyanue said.He mentioned that the emergence of individuals, who feed on poverty and the high level of illiteracy among the people, is such that citizens are confused when it comes to making the right decision for leaders that will shift their destiny.He noted that Grand Gedeh is desperately in need of a leader who will positively impact the lives of ordinary citizens; a leader who will become a community builder and will influence the future of the county in order to make it better.Mr. Nyanue expressed optimism about the 2020 elections, saying that despite numerous challenges facing the county, when they put their minds together it is sure that with the leadership enthusiasm in him, significant progress will be made in Grand Gedeh County.“Liberia is at its developmental stage, and our collective search should be for leaders to be inclusive, thereby involving all of our people in the affairs of the county, and the one that will encourage, diversify and embrace various talents and backgrounds will inspire us to rise above perceived limitations,” he said.Nyanue stated that due to the lack of a good leader over the years, Grand Gedeh has not been able to get the kind of development it deserves, something which he attributed to the lack of proper accountability to make sure that those who become leaders can be counted upon to do as promised and that they are answerable to the people that elected them.He previously served as technical assistant, team leader/individual consultant of the African Development Bank’s financed Urban Water Supply Sanitation Project in the country. He also headed various positions at the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, including project engineer, deputy planning and development manager.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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The fire began in the garage of the home and is mechanical in nature but can’t be pinned down to an exact origin.Fire Chief Terry Truchan says typically mechanical failures are the result of a faulty furnace or hot water tank.The house was located on Sunnyside Drive and there were no injuries to the occupants of the home.- Advertisement –
0Shares0000Uruguay forward Luis Suarez chasing World Cup redemption © AFP / JORGE GUERREROYAKATERINBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 15 – Luis Suarez will be chasing redemption on Friday when Uruguay face Egypt in his first World Cup appearance since being thrown out of the tournament in 2014 for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.The controversial Barcelona striker, 31, was described on the eve of their first game in Russia as “more mature” by Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez. The next few days and weeks will be the time to prove it because Suarez will be past his prime or even retired by the time the next World Cup comes around, in Qatar in 2022.The livewire forward’s history with the World Cup is a chequered one.In 2010 — before he became the global star that he is today — Suarez was sent off in extra-time in the quarter-finals for stopping a certain goal with his hand and Uruguay went on to beat Ghana on penalties.He was branded a cheat in much of the world but was a hero in Uruguay.Then four years ago in Brazil, Suarez tried to take a lump out of Chiellini and was subsequently banned for several months — it was the third time during his career that he had bitten an opponent.But from pantomime villain castigated the world over (except in Uruguay), Suarez has mostly recovered his reputation.He left Liverpool for Barcelona in 2014 for 81.7 million euros and has been a regular scorer at the Camp Nou, hitting 152 goals in 198 games for the Spanish champions and chalking up half as many assists.Suarez, who appears to have a better temperament as he ages, has been similarly prolific for Uruguay and forms along with Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani one of the most potent attacking duos at the World Cup.The pair will be licking their lips at the prospect of getting stuck into the defence of a Saudi Arabian team thrashed 5-0 by hosts Russia in the World Cup opener on Thursday.But first it is Mohamed Salah’s Egypt on Friday and Uruguay boss Tabarez is expecting Suarez to show he has changed for the better since the disgrace of 2014.“Luis Suarez is no doubt more mature now and he has matured a great deal,” said Tabarez, the 71-year-old veteran who leads a Uruguayan side tipped as possible finalists by some.“What happened in Brazil is part of real life and of course a lesson to achieve more maturity not only as a footballer but also in other parts of his life, such as his family.”If Suarez and Co. beat Egypt in front of Yekaterinburg Arena’s curious two temporary stands they will finally banish Uruguay’s unwanted recent record — they have not won their opening game at a World Cup since 1970.“We think we are cursed, we are cursed,” said Tabarez, who insisted that he hopes Egyptian talisman Salah will be fit after three weeks out injured with a shoulder problem.Uruguay face the Saudis next Wednesday and Russia on June 25 in their final Group A game.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY Leona Valley Sertoma Club meets, 8 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Jackie’s Restaurant, 40352 90th St. W., Leona Valley. Call (661) 270-0339. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the 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. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a buffet brunch, 1:30 p.m. at The Boulders mobile-home park clubhouse, 40701 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-2586 by Saturday. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467 or 723-4891. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 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. 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. 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 email@example.com. 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 will meet, 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.org.