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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Whether it’s a moonlit hike in 4,107-acre Griffith Park — complete with a show of glowworms — or a self-help class to reduce stress, health and fitness programs for all ages are plentiful in the San Fernando Valley. ADD/ADHD support group, 7:15-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month (free) at the Ashley Children’s Psychology Center. Call to reserve a spot. 9036 Reseda Blvd., Suite 204, Northridge. (818) 886-3531. ashleypsychology.com. The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services offers Pilates exercise, 5:30 p.m. Mondays ($8); yoga, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays ($7); and cardio kick-boxing, 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays ($8) at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. All fitness and experience levels welcome. (818) 597-7361. AIDS Project Los Angeles offers free support services, including food banks and nutrition education, a dental clinic, case management, mental health counseling, home health care and counseling on benefits and workplace re-entry. (213) 201-1600. Alliance on Mental Illness offers free support groups for families and friends of people suffering from mental illness at various times at Northridge Hospital, San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center and West Valley Christian School. For information on meetings and times, call (818) 994-6747. American Cancer Society offers free services for women undergoing breast cancer treatment, including transportation and support. Call (800) ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org. California State University, Northridge, Language, Speech and Hearing Center offers low-cost speech and hearing evaluations, hearing aid dispensing, stuttering therapy and speech therapy for seniors, adults and children. (818) 677-2856. Cancer Information Service provides information on the latest treatments, clinical trials, early detection, risk reduction and community services. (800) 422-6237. The Center for the Partially Sighted offers a free vision evaluation for people with macular degeneration, diabetes or glaucoma to determine the benefits of vision rehabilitation services. (310) 458-3501. Comedy Camp Workshops offer games and improvisation exercises to help shake loose resistance, old beliefs and negative programming, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. (818) 620-8592. capers4u.com. Del Carmen Medical Center offers breast-cancer screenings for low-income women, 40 and over. Reseda. (818) 705-1157. Encino-Tarzana Medical Center offers gestational diabetes class on Thursdays (call for times); nutrition assessment, 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 18321 Clark St., Tarzana. Healthy living with diabetes and carb-counting classes also offered. (818) 345-8955. Family Wellness Chiropractic Group offers free computerized nerve test, spinal exam and consultation at 7439 Reseda Blvd., Reseda. (818) 345-4924. The Foot Health Center of Northridge offers free foot examinations and answers questions regarding bunions, hammertoes, ingrown nails and diabetic foot care. San Fernando Valley: (818) 885-8400. Antelope Valley: (661) 945-3628. Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers a carcinoid cancer support group, 1 p.m. the third Saturday of every month in its Cancer Center Conference Room, 381 Merrill Drive, Glendale. (818) 951-3995. Hearing Loss Association of America San Fernando Valley Chapter offers a support group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month (free) at More Than Waffles, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino; lip-reading class, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays (free) at Jewish Home for the Aging, 18855 Victory Blvd., Reseda. (818) 785-8858. Hollywood Walks organized group walking program, 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (free) at the Metro Red Line Station at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Registration recommended. (323) 469-8311. Northridge Hospital — Roscoe Campus offers cancer support and healing group (in Spanish) 3:30 p.m. Fridays (free) at Leavey Cancer Center, (818) 885-5331; fibromyalgia support group, 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month in IFL Tower’s penthouse, (818) 886-8730; spinal cord injury support group, 3 p.m. Thursdays (free), (818) 885-8500, Ext. 3656; breast cancer support groups, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Leavey Cancer Center, (818) 885-8500, Ext. 2833; Parkinson’s disease support group, 3:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month (free), (818) 776-1183. 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center offers personal appearance rehabilitation services (free, by appointment); maternity tours and classes for expectant mothers and their families. Times vary (costs vary, but maternity tours are free) at 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank. (818) 843-5111. Sherman Oaks Hospital offers free memory screenings, 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the S+Age Center, 5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 110, Sherman Oaks. (818) 990-2573. Tai Chi Chuan Club Encino, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Free introduction for first-timers. Balboa Park, 17015 Burbank Blvd., Encino. (818) 996-3787. Tai chi classes, 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through March 21 ($15 per class, $130 for all 10 sessions) at the Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive., La Ca?ada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200. www.descansogardens.org. The Tesla Walkers, 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays ($1 donation) at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca?ada Flintridge. 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Conte won’t be sacked for now – reports

first_imgFourth-placed Chelsea are languishing 19 points behind leaders Manchester City after a turbulent campaign marred by Conte’s squabble with his club’s hierarchy over their transfer policy.Blues owner Abramovich has never been shy about wielding the axe when his managers under-perform and it was suggested the debacle at Vicarage Road, coming hot on the heels of a wretched home loss to Bournemouth, could prompt Conte’s dismissal.But widespread reports in the British media on Tuesday claimed former Juventus and Italy manager Conte is now expected to remain in charge for Monday’s game against West Bromwich Albion.While there were meetings between various Chelsea board members on Tuesday, it is understood they were non-football related, over other corporate and commercial issues, with the future of the manager not on the agenda.Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is among the big names who have been linked with the Chelsea job, but Conte is said to be refusing to contemplate resigning after less than two years in charge at Stamford Bridge.The Italian is believed to have irritated his squad with his demanding training schedule and intense personality.And Conte has now given Chelsea’s players three days off to recover after the Watford defeat.Having publicly complained about Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets this season, Conte risked angering Abramovich last week when he questioned why the club hadn’t given him a vote of confidence amid speculation over his future.Chelsea backed their manager, who still has 18 months of his contract to run, during the January transfer window by bringing in defender Emerson Palmieri from Roma and France forward Olivier Giroud from Arsenal.Meanwhile, Chelsea defender Gary Cahill admits the squad needs to be held accountable for the performance against Watford.“Whatever is decided, the players have to take responsibility. The manager has done an absolutely unbelievable job,” Cahill told the London Evening Standard.“This is the worst I’ve felt for quite a while. Performance-wise, I didn’t recognise us or myself.“It was abysmal. It hurts a lot when you come off after a performance like that.“We just need to keep strong. I’ve been here before at this club – it’s about staying calm.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antonio Conte is a man under pressure after Chelsea’s dramatic dip in form © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7 – Antonio Conte won’t be sacked as Chelsea manager in the short term at least after being granted a stay of execution by Roman Abramovich, according to reports on Tuesday.Conte’s future with the troubled Premier League champions was cast into doubt on Monday after a dismal 4-1 defeat against Watford.last_img read more

Police are hurt in struggle

first_imgGARDENA: Suspect is taken to a detox center. Two officers were injured; one suffered a broken hand. By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER Two Gardena officers were recovering from injuries Sunday, a day after police said a 44-year-old man attacked them. Officers have had many interactions with Burrell over the years, Temple said. Burrell allegedly ran from the officers into a back room. When they followed him there, he lunged at them. He pushed one officer into a sliding glass door and fought with the others, Temple said. The officers fired a Taser stun gun at him, but it had no effect. By the time they wrestled him to the ground and handcuffed him, one had a broken hand and another officer’s hand also was injured. The officers were treated and released Saturday at a local hospital. Burrell was taken to a local hospital and is undergoing a drug detox program, Temple said. He will be booked on the charges after his drug withdrawal, police said. sandy.mazza@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The man, identified as Patrick Burrell, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence and assaulting officers. Burrell was acting strangely at his father’s home when police were called to help, said Sgt. Russ Temple. Four officers arrived at the home in the 1000 block of 131st Street at 12:51 a.m. Saturday. The man was standing in the living room with a cold, vacant stare, Temple said. “His demeanor caused them to believe he was under the influence,” he said. last_img read more

Arsenal loanee Wojciech Szczesny dropped by Roma over fresh smoking row

first_img1 Arsenal loanee Wojciech Szczesny Roma dropped Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the weekend’s match with Atalanta because he was caught smoking again, according to reports in Italy.The Poland international, who is currently on loan at the Serie A club, was benched as his side lost 2-0 on Saturday night.The 25-year-old had been Roma’s first choice this year but he was overlooked for the visit of Atalanta as Morgan De Sanctis was picked.And, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Szczesny was dropped because he was caught smoking after Roma’s loss to Barcelona in the Champions League.The Italians were thumped 6-1 by the Spanish champions in midweek and to make matters worse Szczesny was reportedly spotted sparking up afterwards.As a result manager Rudi Garcia elected to drop the on-loan Gunners goalkeeper and it is uncertain when he will earn his place back.The Polish glovesman has been in trouble for his habit in the past, having been slapped with a £20,000 by parent club Arsenal after he was caught smoking in the showers following a 2-0 defeat to Southampton.last_img read more

Real Madrid keen on Dimitri Payet but won’t decide on move until AFTER Euro 2016

first_imgReal Madrid will wait until after Euro 2016 before deciding on whether to bid for West Ham talisman Dimitri Payet.The Frenchman enjoyed a stellar campaign for the Hammers, scoring 12 goals in 38 appearances including a handful of sublime free-kicks.Payet’s form has been rewarded with a call-up to the France squad for this summer’s tournament and Real scouts will be present at all of the host nation’s games to keep an eye on the 29-year-old.According to Le 10 Sport, Real are planning to offload James Rodriguez this summer and view Payet as the ideal candidate to replace the Colombian.Payed signed a new contract with West Ham this year as the club tried to play down any rumours linking him with a move away from east London.But the lure of playing in the Champions League for Real could persuade Payet to force through a move if the Spanish giants firm up their interest with a bid in July. Dimitri Payet in action for West Ham 1last_img read more

Havoc seen from major quake

first_img 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! WHITTIER – When the Big One hits, damage will be so extensive it will radiate outward hundreds of miles from the epicenter, making the 1994 Northridge earthquake look tiny in comparison, disaster experts said Thursday. “People don’t understand; they will not be able to drive away from the scene,” geologist Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey told a House subcommittee on emergency planning at a special hearing at Whittier City Hall. Jones and other experts provided quake-scenario predictions and recommendations for disaster planning to members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. Called by Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, the hearing was intended to find ways to improve the federal government’s response to a major disaster. The group focused on Southern California because the region is the most likely in the country to sustain a major earthquake. “I need to scare you,” Jones told the subcommittee, adding that half of the nation’s earthquake risk is in California. Jones contrasted the devastation caused by the Northridge quake to what might be expected after an 8-point quake along the San Andreas fault. “After the Northridge quake, you could drive five minutes away and buy a burger or a gallon of milk. Most of the damage was within 10 miles of the quake. \ will affect areas 200 miles away,” she said. In addressing the federal role in disaster response, Henry Renteria, director of the governor’s Office of Emergency Services, said disasters are by nature local events, so “the first responders … are always the local agencies.” “They’re the ones who naturally are on scene first. FEMA at best can only be there for the recovery stage,” he added. Both Jones and Renteria recommended immediate investment in earthquake retrofitting of structures. They also urged increased coordination between agencies as the only way to reduce losses in a catastrophic quake. “The science alone can’t help,” Jones said. “Science applied is the only thing that will work.” Renteria said studies have shown that for every $1 spent on retrofitting, $3 is saved on recovery costs. California’s Standardized Emergency Management System is a good example of the need for coordination among agencies, Renteria said. SEMS creates a standard set of guidelines statewide so that state and local emergency agencies can work together seamlessly, he said. “We need a broader-picture approach,” Jones said. “We haven’t walked through the entire scenario yet, through the economic impacts, infrastructural failures, etc., to see where the weaknesses are.” Miller asked about the chances of such a catastrophic earthquake hitting Southern California. “Earthquakes of this magnitude happen on average once every 200 years,” Jones said. “It’s been 300 years since we had one like that north of San Bernardino. It’s not a matter of if it happens, it’s when.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

At Home

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A hot real estate market hasn’t deterred buyers and renters in the San Fernando Valley. Whether you are seeking an apartment, condo or house, look no farther. From Sylmar to Studio City, the Valley is the perfect place to call home.last_img read more

Record breaking numbers turn out for Derry and Strabane Halloween festival

first_imgDonegal visitors witnessed some amazing sites last night at the Halloween 30 year celebrations in Derry and Strabane.The City of Bones’ Halloween festivities came to a spectacular conclusion with a stunning fireworks display that lit up the River Foyle, and a magical Out of this World carnival parade that showcased local creativity, community spirit and civic pride.(Photo – Tom Heaney, nwpresspics) The largest crowd ever of up to 30,000 or so people came out to be part of the celebrations in Derry’s city centre while in Strabane, thousands of revellers gathered in the Main Street Car Park to enjoy family friendly activities and a fireworks display over the River Mourne. Over the four-day festival an estimated 80,000 people participated in events across the City and District making its 30 year anniversary celebrations one of the most successful yet with an eclectic mix of events over the weekend for families of all ages across the City and District.From early afternoon, crowds gathered in the city and in Strabane in full costume to enjoy performances by street walkabout creatures Saurus and energetic street performances from Spark!, with their dynamic choreography and lighting designs.(Photo – Tom Heaney, nwpresspics)Spark enjoying the Halloween Parade on Monday night on Strand Road, Derry.They also attended the many events organised as part of the festival which included ghost tours, storytelling, arts and crafts and street animation.Other highlights over the weekend included the Awakening of the Walls when the City Walls came to life with music, animation and light, creating a fantasy of fire and flame, the spooky organ recitals at the Guildhall, a Spooky Halloween panto at Strabane’s Alley Theatre and family entertainment at the Craft Village and the Strabane Community Library. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Alderman Hilary McClintock hailed the celebrations a huge success and praised everyone involved in making it a unique occasion for the City and District.Ms McClintock said: “This year’s Halloween celebrations have once again been a phenomenal success with record breaking numbers coming out to be part of the spectacle. No one does Halloween like us and we definitely deserve our Best Halloween Destination in the World title. “The carnival parade was truly amazing, and showcased the wealth of local talent and creativity this cityand district has to offer with over up to 600 local children and community groups taking part in what was, in my opinion, the best carnival parade the city has seen. “The festival had a real family focus and there was so much to do in the run up to and during the festival to keep children entertained and to get everyone involved in celebrating this unique event. I felt very proud to be part of it.“One of the main successes of Halloween is the partnership working between Council and the support agencies and the community sector, who really do all they can to help us deliver a great event. “This event could not happen without the support of all agencies that help make Halloween such a fantastic experience for the thousands of people who make an effort to dress up and come along to enjoy the celebrations,”she added.Derry City and Strabane’s Chief Inspector Gordon McCalmont said: “It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves at the various events taking place across Derry and Strabane last night and at the weekend. Given the thousands of people who came here to celebrate Halloween the fact that there were only two arrests is testament to the desire from local people, Council, and our partners in the other emergency services to ensure that events like this showcase the District in the best light possible.” Aeidin McCarter, Head of Culture with Derry City and Strabane District said the events organised throughout the weekend were record breaking numbers attending all the events, adding that Halloween remains a key attraction in the City and District’s events calendar.“We had a fantastic weekend of events that saw record numbers of people coming along to enjoy and be part of the celebrations. “Among the events that proved extremely popular were the Awakening of the Walls, the Spark! performance and the appearance of Saurus in both Derry and Strabane, while the haunted tours at the Tower Museum and the arts and crafts in the Alley Theatre had record numbers attending. “The family entertainment and storytelling at our venues proved hugely popular and the Haunted Halloween Harvest Market added to the entire Halloween offering. “Other events that helped make the weekend such a success were the movies at the Nerve Centre, treasure hunts and spooky bat and ghost tours at Creggan Country Park, ghoulish events at the Riverwatch Aquarium, Bewitching Tales at Gray’s Printing Press and trick or treat tours at the Alley Theatre,” she added.The Western Health and Social Care Trust is pleased to be working working in partnership with other agencies at this event.The Halloween festival is delivered by Derry City and Strabane District Council with support from Tourism NI. Images from the festival will be available on the Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival facebook page www.facebook.com/HalloweenDerryStrabaneRecord breaking numbers turn out for Derry and Strabane Halloween festival was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DerryfireworksHalloweenstrabanelast_img read more

WATCH: Warren Joyce faces frosty press conference at Melbourne City unveiling

first_img1 Former Manchester United reserves, and Wigan Athletic manager Warren Joyce is the new Melbourne City manager. What a greeting… pic.twitter.com/09sloWuEM0— Coral (@Coral) June 19, 2017 Watch Warren Joyce’s press conference below… center_img When a new manager is introduced to the media, it is natural for there to be a palpable sense of excitement around the club involved.That was not the case, however, at Melbourne City FC after Warren Joyce was named boss.The Australian media went to interview Joyce following his appointment, and it was clear they were not keen on such a big club being managed by the former Manchester United reserve boss, who was sacked from his last job after only picking up six wins from 24 games as Wigan were relegated from the Championship.There was a frosty reception for the 52-year-old, and you can check out footage of the presser below…last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LAUNCH GAA ACADEMY

first_imgFour Masters GAA Club NotesGAA Academy 12.30pm.The Academy is open to all 4-7 year olds. This academy has proven a huge success and it lays the foundation for your child to get to grips with the basics and to develop a love of participating in sport.For further information please contact Pauric Harvey on 086 052 3905.Cúl Camp: Registration for the famous Kellogg’s Cúl Camp is now open.The camp is open to boys and girls aged 6-13 years of age. The club will host the camp on 21st-25th July. Registration for the camp is €55 for first child, €45 for second child and €40 for third/fourth child.Each child will receive a Cúl Camp jersey and bag.Registration night on Friday 18th July in Tir Conaill Park at 7pm – 8pm. Parents may also register online on the Keloggs Cúl Camp. Contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905).The Kevin Faulkner Memorial: The annual Kevin Faulkner Memorial Tournament was held again this year for our U10 boys and girls.It was run over a few Wednesday evenings with 6 mixed teams taking part in some thrilling football matches. The weather was kind which really helped.Damien Dunnion U10 Manager ran the tournament very well and with his group of helpers who coached and refereed and gave up their time to ensure a great couple of outings culminated in a fantastic final.This tournament has been an integral part of our underage development for over 30 years as our young players play competitively for the first time with a lovely Cup and Medals on offer.Which means tears were shed for the losing teams while the winning Donegal team bore resemblance to Jim’s teams joy in Croker a couple of years back! Michelle Sweeney and her helpers were also involved and indeed are producing some great players for the future as the girls showed some great skills for the game over the 2 weeks.Packie Faulkner was on hand to present the Cup and medals on behalf of all the Faulkner Family and continue this great tradition in the club.Ross O’ Keeney was the winning Captain for his Donegal team who defeated a gallant Dublin side in the final and let’s hope this is a sign of things to come!Again thanks to all who helped out, great to see the Refs togged out in their official gear which also adds to the occasion, the tea ladies who are an integral part of any club without much thanks but it doesn’t go unnoticed girls.Thanks also to the managers of each team who coached the teams and to all who came out and lifted cones, goals etc. which helps make it easier for all the volunteers.Well done to all and lastly well done to all the players who gave it their all and showed a bright future for the club ahead.Games: Well done to Reserves against Kilcar and hard luck to Seniors on Sunday last.Next game is in Tir Conaill Park on Sunday 13th against St. Eunans.Please come along and support.U12 Girls: On Saturday July 5th Four Masters Ladies hosted their U12 blitz for this season.With heavy showers all morning, it looked in danger of being cancelled but ended up being a beautiful day.There were teams from Killybegs, Bundoran, Ballyshannon, and St Nauls.Due to lack of numbers in the other clubs we had to make a last minute change with Four Masters fielding 3 teams of 10 players each.With all teams played 3/4 games all girls got plenty of football.These teams are showing a huge improvement every time they take to the park and their commitment and effort is evident in all the matches.Although there are no official scores kept, the girls tell me that 2 of the Four Masters teams beat Bundoran who had been unbeaten in 3 years, so that is a sign that all our training is paying off.It is fantastic to see the girls turning up in such large numbers on an ongoing basis.Thanks to all the parents who provided refreshments for the players and thanks to all who helped out on the day, in particular Anne McGowan with the catering, and Matt, Michelle, Michael and Danny for refereeing.The blitz was a great success and we look forward to our next action which is an all county development blitz in Convoy next Sat July 12th at 10.30 where 11 of our players have been selected to participate.All support would be welcome.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LAUNCH GAA ACADEMY was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more