Real Madrid’s lead over Barça down to two points after Villarreal hold Los Blancos

first_img Sam Marsden Gerard Moreno’s second half strike saw Villarreal come from behind to snatch a point against Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo had scored from the penalty spot.  With a Copa del Rey semi-final to come against Barça at El Madrigal on Wednesday evening, Marcelino made seven changes to his Villarreal side, but it didn’t look like a weakened side which entered the pitch at the Bernabeu. 01/03/2015 They took the game to Madrid early on and Iker Casillas had to be alert to stop Moreno after the Villarreal forward cushioned down a Sergio Marcos shot and directed the ball goalwards. Moi Gomez thought he had turned the rebound home, only to be denied by a fantastic headed clearance off the line by Dani Carvajal.  Madrid’s ascendency in the game eventually converted into a goal after the break. Eric Bailly, a January signing from Espanyol, wrapped his arms around Ronaldo and Los Blancos were handed their 10th spot kick in the league this season. Ronaldo made no mistake from 12-yards, slamming home his 39th goal of the season, but his first at home in la Liga since the beginning of December.  The game spiralled into a fascinating finale and both sides had chances to win the three points. Asenjo fumbled a cross and will have been relieved to see Jese Rodriguez roll his shot wide; Casillas saved Vietto’s stooping header; and Javier Hernandez was denied a penalty when he went down under a challenge from Bailly. Upd. at 23:23 A win for Madrid would have moved them four points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table, but the draw means they end the weekend just two points clear of their closest rival with the Clasico looming at Camp Nou later this month.  Led by Ronaldo, Madrid drove forward looking to nudge in front again. However, the Portuguese international was denied on three occasions by the impressive Sergio Asenjo. At the other end, Vietto lost his footing when he was sent clean through. Rather than buckle, Villarreal, who have been one of the best side’s to watch in Spain this year, turned to the bench. On came Luciano Vietto and Manuel Trigueros and there was an immediate reaction. Vietto had already threatened once when his pass set the ball up for Moreno to drive the ball home from the edge of the area. Game on.  Carlo Ancelotti’s side did eventually grab control of the game, but their chances were limited. Gareth Bale headed wide and Raphael Varane off the post, before the former unintentionally bounced the ball off the bar with a cross.  CETlast_img read more

Wenger opens the door for Alexis Sanchez & Mesut Ozil to leave

first_imgArsenal have considered the sales of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the winter transfer window, according to Arsene Wenger, who admitted the difficulties in renewing the deals of both players, who are out of contract in the summer.  Wenger abre la puerta de salida a Alexis y Özil Wenger is aware that Alexis will leave but he still maintains hope with Ozil. “As I understand it he wants [to stay],” expressed the French coach when asked about the German midfielder, with an agreement over new terms needed before the end of the season.  Arsenal coach Wenger remains confident of convincing Ozil to stay  Alexis, who is doubt for this weekend’s game against Watford as he returns from Chile duty, has rejected a new contract with the club and his eventual departure is consisdered a given.  Upd. at 13:00 “We don’t have a fixed date to decide,” Wenger added, who was reluctant to talk about the future of both players despite the constant questions.  Brian Owen CEST The former Barcelona forward has been the subject of interest from Manchester City, who tried to sign him in January, while he has also been linked in recent weeks with Paris Saint-Germain, too.  “It’s possible,” the Arsenal coach said about the chances of the duo being sold. “In our situation, we have considered every outcome,” he added, with little desire to expand on the subject.  IN SPORT.ES 12/10/2017 Alexis is likely to leave… maybe even in January In recent weeks, Ozil has been linked with a move to Manchester United, where he would be reunited with his former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, while Barcelona and Madrid have also been linked in passing.last_img read more

Claire Molloy and her Irish International sporting siblings

first_imgClaire’s younger brother Timmy, currently in UCD, is a former Republic of Ireland schools soccer international, her sister Emily played underage hockey for Ireland as a goalkeeper and older brother Liam rowed for Ireland up to U23 level. Claire’s father Evan is well known as the life and soul of the Jez Rowing Club who has given a lifetime of voluntary service to the sport. So it wasn’t from the groundprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email When Claire Molloy leads out the Ireland Womens Rugby team this evening for their World Cup opener against Australia, it will be the latest chapter in an extraordinary career for the Galway native that also includes an appearance in Croke Park on All Ireland Ladies Football final day in 2005 against Cork. Doctor Molloy is a long established Irish senior international rugby star and has been voted Ireland’s Player of the Year, has two 6 Nations medals and already competed in the last 2 World Cups, but the Molloy house is surely unique in having 4 siblings who have all represented Ireland in different sports.last_img read more

New Open champion Johnson motivated to win more majors

first_imgBy Tony JimenezNo one should be surprised if Zach Johnson goes on to win several more majors because, even though he is approaching 40, the new British Open champion is working harder than ever and is performing at his peak.The American waited a long time to add to his one previous major win at the U.S. Masters but believes he is now a more rounded performer than the golfer who had the Green Jacket draped around his shoulders in 2007.“I feel like I’m a better player than I was then,” Johnson told reporters after beating South African Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman of Australia in a four-hole playoff at St Andrews on Monday.“I never really thought I’d win one major. Then you get one and certainly you feel like you can win more and you want to win more.“It drives you, motivates you to practice and get better,” said Johnson, 39, after climbing from 25th to 12th in the world rankings. “I really love golf and certainly as I’ve gotten older I’ve enjoyed practising more.“I’ve enjoyed working out more, fortunately. I enjoy the gym and getting the opportunity to go out and work.”SHARED VICTORYJohnson saluted the strong influence his backroom team, his wife and three children, his family and friends had on his capture of the prized Claret Jug.“I’m very appreciative of that because this isn’t by happenstance or luck,” he said. “I think quality hard work creates luck.“I’m not saying I’m lucky but, yeah, the support I have back home, the support I have had this week from friends and family was tremendous whether it was a text or a video from my kids or whatever.“This is certainly a sharing moment and fortunately we get to have it for at least a year. I’m ecstatic to share it with them.”Johnson now has 12 tour victories to his name but said none could compare to the moment he lifted the Claret Jug for the first time.“I’m humbled right now because of what’s in my lap and the names that are etched on this piece of metal,” he added. “That is very special.“It’s the ‘who’s who’ in the game. It’s the guys that paved the way. It’s the individuals that are historic in sports.“I’m honoured and it’s still beyond surreal. I guess when you have a great team, great things can happen.”last_img read more

DEBUES-STAFFORD BREAKS ANOTHER CANADIAN RECORD

first_imgSource: Canadian Running Magazine For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnaptChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.Print Friendly Version Story Links Gabriela Stafford smashed another Canadian record at the @NBIndoorGP in Boston today:https://t.co/3qaOu0eTLU pic.twitter.com/2V1Sn8enZb— CanadianRunning (@CanadianRunning) January 27, 2019 Gabriela Stafford times her move well past long-time leading Dawit Seyaum up the back straight and has got enough to hold off Elinor Purrier’s strong late attack in an indoor NR of 4:24.80 (WL) to a total PB of 4:24.88 over the women’s mile in Roxbury pic.twitter.com/w0kWN17URI— Costas Goulas (@lsabre_Avenger) January 26, 2019 For the second time this month, University of Toronto Varsity Blues track and field star Gabriela DeBues-Stafford has broken a Canadian record – this time in the indoor mile. DeBues-Stafford ran a 4:24.80 at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston today, winning the event and knocking more than two seconds off Kate Van Buskirk’s record of 4:26.92, set one year ago at the Dr. Sander Invitational in New York.On January 4, at her first race of the 2019 indoor season, DeBues-Stafford broke the Canadian indoor 5000m record at the GAA Miler Meet in Glasgow, Scotland, running 14:57.45 to smash the previous record of 15:25.15 held by Megan Metcalfe-Wright. It was her first time racing the 5K distance.2019 is shaping up to be a very big year for the 23-year-old psychology student at the University of Toronto. Not only has Stafford already set two new Canadian records in the first month of the year, but she also recently got married, and has plans to relocate to Scotland later this year to train with Laura Muir, one of Europe’s dominant middle-distance runners.last_img read more

Everton defender Phil Jagielka pulls out of England squad ahead of Malta clash

first_img1 Phil Jagielka has pulled out of the England squad to face Malta and Slovenia with a thigh strain.The Football Association announced the Everton defender has returned to his club for treatment but is expected to be fit for the Toffees’ Premier League trip to Manchester City next Saturday.Interim boss Gareth Southgate has no immediate plans to call up a replacement ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier with Malta at Wembley.Jagielka did not take part in the full England training session on Tuesday following Everton’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Friday but his absence was planned. He left the squad on Wednesday to travel back to Merseyside leaving Gary Cahill, Michael Keane, Chris Smalling and John Stones as England’s centre-back options.Chelsea’s Cahill also failed to train at St George’s Park on Friday morning with the 30-year-old suffering from a sore throat but he is expected to be fit to face Malta before England go to Slovenia for Tuesday’s Group F game.Raheem Sterling and Glen Johnson had already withdrawn from Southgate’s first squad because of injury with Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend and Burnley’s Keane called up. The rest of the squad, including captain Wayne Rooney and Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford, trained on Friday ahead of travelling to London in the afternoon. England are joint top of Group F, behind Scotland on goal difference, following their 1-0 win in Slovakia last month under former boss Sam Allardyce who left the job after just 67 days following a Daily Telegraph investigation into corruption in football. Phil Jagielka in action for Everton last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgFRIDAY 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, $5 for nonmembers. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 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. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. 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 Kathy Darnell at (661) 265-1839. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 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 floor mat, and hand weights. 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. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host its annual luau dinner and dance, 7 p.m. in west Palmdale. Call (661) 267-2586. 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 will meet in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. 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 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. every Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 317-7021. 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. Dance Groove will give ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. 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, will meet, 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, 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 should 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 will meet for league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at the Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call for information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.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 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. 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 Orange 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. 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. 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. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Callum Hudson-Odoi told to stay and learn from ‘best teacher’ Zola at Chelsea

first_img“He can be a little bit more patient, but eventually the boy needs to see that he will be regularly playing, and that is the most important thing.“And another worry for him will probably be that the last player who really had a regular place in the Chelsea team from the academy was John Terry, and before him it was probably Jody Morris, and that was a long while ago.”Listen back to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above Zola wants the English youngster to stay Callum Hudson-Odoi has been urged to stay at Chelsea by club legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, amid links with a move to Bayern Munich.The 18-year-old forward has reportedly rejected a new contract offer from the Blues and has requested to move to Germany, having become frustrated over his lack of first-team opportunities.The Blues academy graduate made his senior breakthrough towards the end of last season, but has only made 11 appearances this term – with just two of them coming in the Premier League.Hudson-Odoi showed Chelsea a glimpse of what they could be missing with a fine goal in Sunday’s 3-0 FA Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday, which was greeted by chants of ‘we want you to stay’ from home fans. Assistant boss Gianfranco Zola has told the 18-year-old to stay and bide his time at the club, with 30-year-old wingers Willian and Pedro both approaching the twilight of their careers.And Hasselbaink has now joined the rabble urging Hudson-Odoi to remain at Stamford Bridge, saying he will find no better coach in the world than fellow Chelsea icon Zola.“I hope he stays, I really hope he stays,” the former striker told Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I can understand that he’s afraid of not getting regular football because the pathway at Chelsea in the past has not been great for young players.“So I understand if he’s a little bit concerned about that.“But he’s 18-year-old and he’s with one of the best coaches in the world. I know Gianfranco very well, I knew him as a player and there couldn’t be a better coach than Gianfranco. 2 2 Hudson-Odoi showed tremendous touch and skill for his goal in the FA Cup last_img read more

Digital Business: Is Your Business a Digital Leader, or a Dreamer or a Dabbler?

first_imgIT, business and marketing leaders virtually unanimously say that digital business has great benefits, according to a survey by Gartner.  But taking the leap from a ‘planner’ to a ‘doer’ is hard.Business leaders say that the two biggest challenges that they have with digital business are managing security and coming to grips with huge amounts of data being collected.Gartner identifies four tiers based of businesses based on their level of expertise relative to digital business and has advice for each of those tiers:Digital Luddites – Worry!  Your competitors are using new technologies like IoT and analytics that may steal your existing customers.Digital Dreamers – Businesses that want to go digital and have plans in the works, now is a good time to jump in.  When getting started it may be good to mimic others that have been successful.Digital Dabblers – You’ve done some work with digital, but don’t stop now.  You need to be able to sustain the work that you’ve done and, to make it all worth the effort, to turn your digital insights into actions and revenues.Digital Leaders – Congratulations!  But don’t stop now!last_img read more

Report Examines Where the Top VC Firms Are Investing

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Last week, we looked at one of the latest reports from the investment research firm CB Insights, tracking the top venture capital firms across the U.S. in terms of their deal activity. According to that report, over the past year the top 30 firms participated in 663 unique deals (almost a quarter of all deals) with amounting to almost $9 billion in investment.CB Insights has broken down these deals further to examine the trends in terms of deal flow by sector, and no surprise, investment in Internet technologies led the pack, comprising 36% of the deals and 26% of the dollars the top VC firms invested. (Healthcare was the number 2 sector for both the deal numbers and deal size.) Within the Internet sector, there are numerous sub-industries where VCs invested – monitoring, security, web development, video. But despite this diversity, four of these sub-industries dominated, accounting for 40% of the funding from VC firms: social; advertising, sales and marketing; e-commerce; and gaming. Social, advertising, and gaming were the top three sub-industries in terms of deal flow as well. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#start center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more