A search and rescue mission was conducted with the assistance of the local Search and Rescue team. The search party heard from the wife of one of the snowmobilers this morning, indicating she had received a SPOT message on her computer asking for help with GPS coordinates. SPOT is a satellite messaging and emergency communications system, that helps alert when assistance is needed. Those coordinates helped the search team find the pair, both in good health. The RCMP is taking this opportunity to advise the public to plan ahead for recreation activities. That includes checking weather and avalanche conditions, and using the SPOT system.- Advertisement –
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“This is just another example of women leaders in this community stepping up and making a difference,” said Harren. Following dinner, Judith Opdahl, Wellness Community executive director/CEO and a cancer survivor, welcomed guests to the first of a two-night fundraiser, complete with dinner, silent- and live-auctions and a great lineup of comics. In April, The Wellness Community South Bay Cities, located on the Redondo Beach pier, celebrated 20 years of offering free support groups and services. Rebecca Weintraub, a TWC board member who is approaching her fifth anniversary of a battle with an aggressive breast cancer, served as auctioneer for the live auction. She humored members of the crowd into opening their wallets. When there was a bidding war for Ramona “Sky Chick” Cox’s aerial plane ride for five passengers to Catalina (it went for $1,500), Cox offered two trips, netting $3,000 for the TWC. And in an impressive act of generosity (and passionate pleading by Weintraub), 40 women each bid $100 for identical pink wristwatches with breast cancer insignias on the bracelet. It might seem politically incorrect to laugh in the face of cancer. But try telling this to Tuesday’s jam-packed audience of women on a mission during “Girls Night Out,” a benefit for The Wellness Community South Bay Cities at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. Cancer struck a personal chord with most of the guests, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The tears, however, were from laughing, not crying. Wearing pink “Girls Night Out” caps, the crowd grew increasingly jovial throughout the evening as women sipped drinks and bid in a silent auction. One huge table held 20 nurse leaders from Little Company of Mary Hospital, along with Kathy Harren, the hospital’s chief nursing officer. During the evening, Weintraub shared insights from her own cancer ordeal. “I realized that nobody knows how many years they have on the planet and nobody knows how they are going to die,” she said. “But if we worry about that, we will give up what we have for sure, and that is today.” She said her most difficult task was to tell colleagues and loved ones about her diagnosis, causing them to “get this (sad) cancer face.” But once she joined the Wellness Community’s Tuesday morning support group, she no longer had to “ruin anyone’s day,” she said. “When I was weak, they were strong. When I was scared, they were courageous. When I was sad, they made me laugh. When I thought I had nothing left with which to fight, they picked me up and fought for me.” Weintraub said it takes $16,800 to run a support group for a year, a priceless service, free to all cancer patients. “If you have friends or loved ones going through cancer, then drive them – drag them – to the Wellness Community,” she said. “I cannot imagine anyone having to fight this battle without the Wellness Community.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Lombardi Ranch will offer thousands of pumpkins to choose from, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and Scarecrow Alley, Saturday and Sunday at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, with a small fee for certain activities. Call (661) 296-8697. Fillmore & Western Railway will offer its popular Pumpkinliner excursions in a vintage train through the rural countryside of Ventura County to a pumpkin patch, 10 and 11 a.m., 12:10, 1:10 and 2:20 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, departing from Central Park in Fillmore. Dinner trains during weekend evenings will have scarier themes. Call (800) 773-8724. Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, Friday through Tuesday at Six Flags California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. General admission: $59.99. Parking: $15. Call (661) 255-4111. Molar Manor “House of the Living Dead” will provide scary entertainment, 6 p.m. today through Sunday plus Tuesday at 19415 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $15 or $20 for a fast pass. Call (661) 252-7978. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Terror By Gaslight” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$14 for adults and $9-$11 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Santa Clarita Improv will present a Halloween Spook-tacular in the form of “Who’s Line is it Anyway,” 8 p.m. today at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $12 for adults and $10 for students. Call (661) 288-0000. Monster Mash Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Cost: $5. Call (661) 259-9444. Fall Festival will feature games, magic shows and “Trick-a-Trunk,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Castaic Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (661) 257-4741.
1 Benitez dedicates win to the fans Rafael Benitez has dedicated Newcastle United’s victory over Manchester United to the fans as they climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone.Matt Ritchie’s well-taken finish was enough to see off Jose Mourinho’s men as the Magpies climbed up to 13th in the table with a 1-0 win at St James’ Park.There were stellar performances all over the pitch for Newcastle and Benitez madde sure to dedicate the victory to the fans.He said: “Obviously we know that we are working really hard to play a game like this one.“And to see this in front of our fans and the way that we played, but also our position in the table now.“All these things together has to be a boost for everyone.”Tensions have been running high in the north-east, with speculation about a takeover proving fruitless and fan protests dominating much of the headlines.However, three points on Sunday means Newcastle will go into their basement battle with Bournemouth in a fortnight’s time with renewed confidence.
Fausett, a 58-year Valencia resident who is a project manager of a construction firm, has dedicated his life to softball since graduating from Hart High, where he played football and basketball. In other summer softball news, Valencia ace Jordan Taylor, considered the top returning pitcher in California, has recovered from a minor foot injury that sidelined her for about a week. She’s a top pitcher for the Anaheim Batbusters, who participate in the ASA Gold nationals in Oklahoma City in two weeks. “I pulled a muscle on the top of my foot and just kind of tweaked it, but it’s been OK for about a week, and I’m just getting ready for nationals,” Taylor said. “We don’t really keep stats but the team is doing really well. We haven’t lost many games.” Among Taylor’s teammates on the Batbusters is Hart’s Caitlyn Stiglich. Former Valencia girls’ basketball standout Kelley Tarver, who averaged 11 points as a starting guard at Div. II Cal State Bakersfield as a freshman last season, is looking forward to her sophomore year. Cal State Bakersfield (24-5 in 2005-06) moves up to Division I and plays UCLA in the season opener in November. “I like it there a lot, and we’ve got a good team coming back – including Jessie Loring (ex-Saugus/Canyons,)” Tarver said. “It was nice to play with Jessie last year instead of always playing against her.” Tarver is staying in shape by participating in the L.A. Summer Showcase summer league at USC. “Everybody who’s anybody is in that league,” Tarver said. Meanwhile, another ex-local, former Canyon High/Canyons women’s standout Erica Doyle, had a difficult first season as a junior at Cal State San Bernardino, averaging 3.4 points while shooting just 27.9 percent as a reserve point guard for a team that finished 16-11 and didn’t earn a postseason berth. “I got a chance to figure out the program a little bit. It was back to phase one for me, coming off the bench,” Doyle said. “It was just sort of a new thing for me. I signed late, and it took a while to get a feel. I started to get more minutes toward the end of the season. I think next season we’ll see the Erica Doyle that I know and that everyone knows because more will be expected of me because the starting point guard graduated and I was the backup.” Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. email@example.com (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The William S. Hart Bronco baseball team (12-under) continues to impress, winning three pool-play games over the weekend at the North Coast Regionals in Simi Valley, putting the boys in prime position to win the 10-team tournament and qualify for the West Zone tournament in Whittier – the last stop before the PONY World Series in Monterey. Hart (13-1), coming off a tournament championship at the Hart Sectionals two weekends ago, rallied from three runs back in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Sylmar 8-7 on Saturday – avenging Hart’s only loss in the opening North Coast District tournament. With a drawn-in infield, Devin Gustaveson singled in Tyler Glasnow for the winning run. Hart followed with two victories Sunday, defeating Charter Oaks 13-8 and Simi Youth 13-0. Against Charter Oaks, Josh Heinz hit his 10th home run of the postseason. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmates“Josh only hit four during the regular season but he has 10 over the past two weeks. He’s just in a zone,” said his father, Don, one of Hart’s assistant coaches. In the victory over Simi Valley, Anthony Dagen pitched five scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk. Summer is heating up for local softball players, as the Santa Clarita-based SoCal Choppers participate in the large-scale ASA national championships (18-under) in Owensville, Ky. beginning on Tuesday. Among the key players from local schools are Valencia’s Jessie Spigner, Torrie Anderson, Nicole Matson and Kristen Aidem; Saugus’ Victoria Kemp, Alex Cueva, Alicia Junker, Melisa Koutz, Claire Donyanavard, Jacqueline Taylor and Vanessa Guevara, and Canyon’s Jenna McGivney. “This is probably as good a team as I’ve seen from this valley, and I was part of a 1982 team that won a national title with Samantha Ford,” coach Gary Fausett said. “We don’t have the same kind of strong pitching, but offensively I’d say we’re probably as good as anyone in the country, including the Gold-level teams.”
Celtic coach John Kennedy believes allowing the club’s colt teams into the league set up would benefit the whole of Scottish football.A major revamp of this season’s Challenge Cup saw Premiership U20s sides enter the competition, only for all 12 to be knocked out by the fourth round.Celtic progressed the furthest beating Annan and Cowdenbeath before falling to Livingston 5-1 in round three.Now plans are afoot to extend the agreement to potentially see Celtic and Rangers colts sides become part of an expanded League 2. For a league expansion to be given the go ahead, it must pass three stages of voting. Eleven Premiership clubs must say yes in round one, with 17 teams from the Premiership and Championship combined then having to vote in favour in round two.For the expansion plan to be formalised, a total of 32 clubs from 42 must then give their approval in the final stage.And Kennedy feels the move would have wider plus points outside his own team, saying: “I think you need to look at the bigger picture. It’s not just about Celtic, it’s about Scottish football and what’s best for that.“If they can make it happen and make everyone else happy as well then it’s a positive thing. Our young lads have had great experience this year with the cup. They lost to Livingston at the weekend but that’s part and parcel of first team football, it’s a wake up for them as well. “They had a great results against Annan and Cowdenbeath and they go against Livingston and lose but that’s the reality of that type of football. That can only be beneficial for them.“So it is important for Scottish football to look at that and try and make them happen.”While Kennedy feels the current structure gives players a good start, he would like to see Scotland replicate the system used in countries such as Spain or Germany where ‘B’ teams feature in the lower leagues.He added: “I think it’s crucially important for the development of our players. At the moment we have a lot of players who go out on loan to other clubs and it’s good for them to get that experience but they do go to other clubs who play a different style and have different methods.“It almost knocks them out of sync a little bit in terms of what we’re trying to do and teach them. All of a sudden they are being told something different.“If we did have that opportunity to put them in the league then it would allow us to do everything in house, allow us to keep our players rather than send them out on loan and develop them in a way we see fit in terms of developing them to a level for our first team.“Don’t get me wrong the set up so far is good and we do have some fantastic clubs who take our players and do a very good job but I think it would make things a lot simpler if we could keep everything in house.”
Carlotta Walls-LaNier, the youngest of the Little Rock Nine involved in the integration of the city’s Central High School in 1957, will deliver a presentation Wednesday, Jan. 20, during Western Carolina University’s weeklong celebration of the life, words and activities of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.Walls-LaNier, who was 14-years old at the time of the confrontation with angry protesters, will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center. The event is free and open to the public.The week’s tribute to King begins Monday, Jan. 18, with a day of service projects at various community sites, including the Community Table, Catman2 and the Good Samaritan Clinic – all conducted by students through the university’s Center for Service Learning. Another day of service will close out the week’s observance Saturday, Jan. 23.At 5 p.m. Jan. 18, WCU’s Department of Intercultural Affairs will offer a presentation on the purposes and successful techniques of peaceful demonstration marches, including organization and safety, in the Multipurpose Room of the University Center. The gathering will be followed by a unity march around the campus.Norman Trent Falls, a WCU student from Mount Holly, will reenact the historic “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in the Grandroom at noon Tuesday, Jan. 19. The speech was originally delivered by King in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968 — the day before he was killed by an assassin — calling for unity, economic action, boycotts and nonviolent protest of unjust conditions.The Grandroom will be an exhibition hall that day for the works of Haitian-American photographer Cendino Teme of Miami, Florida. The exhibit, titled “No More Blues,” is a compilation of Teme’s images from the I-95 peaceful protest that took place in December 2014. He will discuss his work at the exhibit location beginning at 7 p.m.“Then and Now: Different Times, Same Struggles” is the theme of a dialogue scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in Illusions at the University Center. The discussion will consider past and current equality issues in America and explore strategies for becoming active change agents in the community regarding those issues.A second dialogue set for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the Multipurpose Room will focus on “Race Microagression” examples within different cultural groups. A cultural mixer will follow at 11 a.m., providing a social opportunity for students to engage in cultural dialogue.For more information about Martin Luther King Jr. Week at WCU, contact Kham Ward, director of Intercultural Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 August 2004Parliament’s select committee on social services is considering a draft law that seeks to empower older South Africans, recognising the skills and wisdom of older people as well as their right to care and protection.The Older Persons Bill aims to empower older people, enforce punishment for any form of abuse, and initiate programmes and services – including adult basic education and poverty alleviation projects – catering specifically for the elderly.Nomathemba Kela of the Department of Social Development said that although the Aged Persons Act of 1967 had been amended, it was still not responsive to the needs of older persons.“We must look at a new developmental approach to the elderly, which the old Act does not provide for”, Kela said.Kela said the new approach promoted by the new Bill recognises that the Constitutional rights and human dignity of the elderly should be upheld. It also recognises the skills and wisdom of older people, as well as their right to care and protection.Kela said there are an estimated 3.3 million South Africans – roughly seven percent of the population – above the age of 60, about 63% of whom are women.“The role of older persons in society has changed from needing to be cared for to that of caregivers”, Kela added. “The elderly are actually becoming second-time parents.“Most elderly people are affected by poverty, especially in the current scenario where they have to be providers living on old age pensions”, she said.The committee’s recommendations will be integrated into the Bill, while provincial public hearings on the proposed law will take place from 9-13 August. The Bill is expected to be finalised by the end of the year.Source: BuaNews
While the Indian cricket team was getting thrashed Down Under, one star player, who till the tour of England was an integral member of it, was concentrating on sharpening his skills in the domestic tournaments.Sidelined by injuries and poor form, Harbhajan Singh led Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Success, however, kept waiting as India’s fifth highest wicket taker (255) in ODIs could only get two wickets in five matches.Against Maharashtra on Monday, however, Bhajji was in his element as he scalped three wickets and played a crucial knock of 79 to take his team to the quarter-finals.Harbhajan, who got the man-of-the-match award for his effort, expressed his satisfaction that finally the hard work that he put in at the National Cricket Academy nets in Bangalore was bearing fruits.”I am satisfied by the way things have gone forward. I am totally fit now and have played five consecutive matches,” Harbhajan said. “Whatever hard work I had put in at the NCA has improved my game. My body positioning has improved. Earlier, due to injury there was stiffness in my body but it’s no more there.”And all these positive developments have only bolstered the 31-year-old off-spinner’s eagerness to return to the national team. “I can’t wait to be there. Everyone wants to play for India and, God willing, if I keep performing like this, I will very soon join the national team,” he said.Harbhajan last played in India colours in a Test match against England in Nottingham last year and managed just one wicket. After that a stomach muscle pull as well as poor form cost him his place in the India team.advertisementBut for now it is a thing of past and Harbhajan is only looking forward to bowl with confidence. “After the stomach pull, I had a shin injury that kept me off the field for some more time,” he said.”But now I am looking forward to bowl in good rhythm. Due to injury there was stiffness in the body, but it has all gone.”He added that the road to success will come through this way only. “I have to keep bowling well regularly with better positioning,” Harbhajan said. “I have taken so many wickets for India in the last 10-11 years with my technique and it’s still present in me.”On his long-time teammate Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in the US, Harbhajan said that he is constant touch with him. “He is like my brother and things are going well there. Hopefully, he will return stronger after getting well,” Harbhajan said.Better facilitiesHarbhajan reiterated his stand that the players should get proper playing conditions in the domestic tournaments. He had earlier said Palam ground, where Punjab have played the Vijay Hazare Trophy matches, was not good enough. “Some of our players and also one of the wicketkeepers got injured during training due to uneven bounce in the field. This should not be the case. If players get good conditions in domestic matches, it will help them to adjust to the conditions at the international level.”
AdvertisementEden Hazard has been one of the best players in the world in the last 7 years and undoubtedly so. His 120mil + bonuses deal has seen him move to Real Madrid to fulfill his dream of playing for Madrid. The Los Blancos fans were buzzing to see him in action and his first goal for the club has made the fans raring for the season to start.There was one reason for concern over the phenomenal Belgian – he came back to preseason with 7 kgs more.Ladies and gentleman, Eden Hazard has officially arrived. What a goal. pic.twitter.com/TesWL8qbd8— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) August 7, 2019But Hazard’s former Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas has defended his physical condition.“They talk a lot about his weight. It seems like people haven’t seen the Premier League for the last seven years,” he said. “Maybe in pre-season things are a bit harder but you have to give him time, not just for his physical state but because he has to adapt to a new philosophy, another type of play, other pressures.“Madrid and Barca have pressures of all kinds and I think he didn’t even know. I’m sure Eden will do well, because he’s a crack and I have no doubts about him.”Real Madrid play AS Roma on Sunday before beginning their league campaign away at Celta Vigo on August 17.Advertisement
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