January 18

Paddlers, Hidilyn banner 335-man PH team to Asian Games

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Filipino dragonboat paddlers will race in full force while no dribbler will see action in the 3×3 basketball competition of the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.Always a medal favorite in the continental scene, the Philippine dragonboat squad enlisted 27 paddlers—14 male and 13 female—making them the largest group in the 335-strong Philippine delegation to the biggest multisport meet in Asia on Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments The Philippine Olympic Committee has revealed the 272 Filipino athletes and 63 officials from 31 sports.Their ultimate goal: Surpass the single gold medal the country brought home from the 2014 Incheon, South Korea Games.It has become customary for Filipino paddlers, competing in 200m, 500m and 1000m for men’s and 200m and 500m for women’s, to make the podium even on the world stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThey will boost the Philippine drive to gain more medals this time, along with London Olympian and 2014 gold medalist Daniel Caluag, who will defend his title in the BMX cycling competition.Asian champions Margarita Ochoa and Annie Ramirez of jujitsu will also be in Indonesia together with gymnast Caloy Yulo, judokas Kiyomi Watanabe and Mariya Takahashi and Rio de Janeiro Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz and Kristel Macrohon of weightlifting. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Likewise expected to keep the Filipino medal machine humming are former windsurfing world champion Geylord Coveta, world cup champion Krizziah Tabora and Kenneth Chua of bowling, and Margielyn Arda Didal of skateboarding.Hopes are high that the boxers, taekwondo jins, the women’s softball team and Gilas Pilipinas men’s basketball will also deliver during the 45-country sportfest in the cities of Palembang and Jakarta.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has no entries in the 3×3 basketball competition for 18 to 23 years old, which will be played for the first time in the Asian Games.“Disappointed but we don’t really have a choice as players aren’t available,” said SBP president Al Panlilio.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Andrew Bogut blasts Gilas for selfie after brawllast_img read more

January 14

The ‘Miracle Man’ Returns as Coach, But can he make a difference?

first_imgAs the Ebola Virus Disease continues to decline in the country and the normal activities get underway, it makes sense for the Liberia Football Association to put in place important measures to rebuild the national soccer teams of Liberia.The decision by the LFA to appoint ex-celebrated star James Debbah (Salinsa) as the head coach to rebuild the senior national team suggests interesting dimension in the development of players for the national team.Though other former national team players, including Thomas Kojo, Kervin Sebwe and Christopher Wleh received appointments, the FA did not announce how much these men would be paid. Have these newly appointed coaches handled a club for a competition?On his facebook account, the former celebrated player, and Miracle Man, Debbah noted that he is coming to the national team, not as a ‘messiah’ to save Liberian football, but rather as someone to impart discipline to his would-be charges.Truth be told, Debbah knows that Liberian soccer was having many problems, including players and administrative discipline before the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease.Indiscipline was rife among players and administrators. For instance, due to the Liberian government’s apparent lack of interest in developing a good national team, critical funds are always not available. The failure to provide needed funds to get better results shows indiscipline of the owners of the team that can work against any determined coach; please ask Coaches Kaetu Smith, Thomas Kojo and Frank Jericho Nagbe about their experiences with the LFA and Youth & Sports.There are instances where players and officials travel on national assignments without per diems. Lone Star’s recent friendly trip to Equatorial Guinea and Junior Lone Star’s CAF return-leg trip to Abidjan are cases in point.At the time of writing, jerseys and other materials belonging to Jr. Lone Star are sitting somewhere in New Kru Town, since they were seized by the players. Their contention was and is that per diems promised them must be paid before the materials are returned to the LFA.Debbah should also understand that the failure of previous coaches, including J. Kaetu Smith, Frank Jericho Nagbe and Thomas Kojo as national coaches were not because they did not know their job. With all due respect Smith, Kojo and Nagbe possessed CAF recognized credentials.It would also be important for Debbah to investigate why those coaches could not make a difference. Interestingly Kojo and even Kervin Sebwe are part of the current appointed coaches and therefore they should tell him why things never worked on the coaching side as well as on the administrative side.Coach Kaetu Smith, without argument is one of the most disciplined coaches Liberia can boast of. Why, then did he not achieve much progress? It would be a wise decision for Debbah to talk to him.Since Debbah has consistently stressed that he would bring discipline to the team, how much discipline can we find in his character?  “Debbah is a changed man,” a friend who knows him well told the Daily Observer, “he has outgrown the things he did when he was young and actively playing in Liberia.”  Ok. But what are his credentials for such an important job? How much is the LFA prepared to pay him? Will his appointment benefits include a car and a residence? In a subsequent examination, we’ll find out how much discipline Coach Debbah has gained for himself to be able to give players that would be under him. While playing professional is one thing, to coach others is a different science altogether that only those who have prepared, are sure to make the difference that Liberian football is crying for and Coach Debbah has promised to deliver.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 11

Women drawn to scent of a man

first_imgThe researchers measured the women’s levels of the stress hormone cortisol and compared them with the women’s responses to a control odor. Cortisol levels in the women rose within about 15 minutes of inhaling the androstadienone scent and remained elevated for more than an hour, UC Berkeley researchers found. They also discovered that blood pressure, heart rate and breathing increased, mood improved and sexual arousal was boosted. While the compound can make women feel more positive and sexually aroused, it’s still unclear how it affects their behavior, Wyart said. “Humans are more complex,” she said. “You cannot expect them to have stereotypical responses like rodents.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BERKELEY – A chemical in male sweat can boost mood, brain activity and sexual arousal in heterosexual women, according to a new study released just in time for Valentine’s Day. The study offers the first direct evidence that humans secrete a scent that can affect the physiology of the opposite sex, said researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Their findings were published this past week in The Journal of Neuroscience. “This is the first time anyone has demonstrated that a change in women’s hormonal levels is induced by sniffing an identified compound of male sweat,” said study leader Claire Wyart, a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. “There is much more going on than we think when we are smelling body odor.” The study conducted last year involved 48 undergraduate women who took 20 sniffs from a bottle containing androstadienone, a compound found in male perspiration and other bodily secretions. last_img read more

January 10

Guardiola tells City history men to keep at it

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola (C) celebrates at the end of their match against Manchester United in Manchester, north west England, on December 10, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFSWANSEA, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Pep Guardiola has demanded no let-up from his history-making Manchester City side after they recorded a record-breaking 15th straight Premier League win.Guardiola paid tribute to his table-topping team after they brushed aside Swansea City 4-0 on Wednesday to set a new English top-flight record for successive victories. Their win in South Wales eclipsed Arsenal’s record of 14 consecutive wins in the top division, set across two seasons in 2002, and Guardiola said his players were in no mood to stop now.“I am so happy because our job depends on if we win, so if we win we are so happy in our lives and in our jobs,” said the City manager, whose side remain 11 points clear.“In history there were amazing things like Liverpool in the 80s and Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson or Chelsea with Jose Mourinho. There were some amazing teams.“But we are the first ones to win 15 in a row. If we win the title it will just be a record and this record will be broken, but of course it will not be easy.“Because 15 games in a row in the Premier League in this period is really complicated.”City have required late winners in several of their victories, but Guardiola said that simply reflected their desire to win.“Of course we were lucky in some moments and we scored in the last minutes, I remember at Bournemouth for example,” he said.“But it means a lot in the faith and desire to win again and again and again.“We are going to try not to stop, to show that feeling to the fans, so when they watch us they know the guys want to win again and again and again. We want to try to maintain it as much as possible.”– Silva ‘is a star’ –David Silva scored twice as Guardiola’s men dismantled Swansea and the City manager hailed the Spanish midfielder’s newly acquired taste for goals after four in his last three games.“He is a real leader in terms of never hiding on the pitch and I am so, so happy because I spoke with him many times and said: ‘You have to score goals,’” Guardiola said.“Because he has absolutely everything, but sometimes he was thinking more about the pass and now in the last games, at West Ham it was a winning goal and again at Old Trafford.“He is a star, but now he is enjoying scoring goals. That is so important because we cannot just depend on Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero. We have many options to score goals and that is so important for us.”Swansea manager Paul Clement saw his side well beaten, with Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero also on target, but despite his admiration for City, he said his side had contributed to their own downfall.“To be on the receiving end of that was very difficult,” said Clement, whose team remain at the foot of the table.“We knew it was going to be a difficult night, but I would say they are one of the best sides I have ever come across.“They do the basics, the ugly side of the game. They make it really hard for you. It was a comfortable victory for them.“I thought we became very passive, showing too much respect –- we were not aggressive enough. It was not about putting a striker on to go for it, but just to get upfield.“It was a tough evening. “They are a really, really top side.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 6

Rooney is better for Man United in midfield at the moment, says Van Gaal

first_imgMan United manager Louis van Gaal hailed captain Wayne Rooney’s tireless work-rate in the club’s 3-1 win against Newcastle at Old Trafford.“He has the lung capacity to run 90 minutes as a midfielder, so that’s why I use him as a midfielder,” Van Gaal said.“But I can also use him as a striker. But for the team, at the moment, it is better that he plays in midfield.”Rooney scored twice and created another and Van Gaal praised his display.“When [one of your players] scores two goals and assists another, then you are very happy as a manager, but he is also happy I assume.”The Old Trafford boss also spoke of his frustration at not being able to properly prepare ahead of the trip to Tottenham on Sunday.“I cannot prepare my team the way I have to prepare them. Normally we have unit meetings, team meetings and 11 against 11 training sessions, assimilating opponents but we cannot do that now and we have to play within 48 hours.“With FIFA and UEFA’s rules it’s forbidden to play within 48 hours. In England, it’s okay.”last_img read more

January 3

Everton 0-2 Manchester City: Nasri and Kolarov send Manuel Pellegrini’s men top of the Premier League

first_img Aleksandar Kolarov 1 Goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri were enough to see off Everton as Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League table.Both teams came close to breaking the deadlock but it was not until after the half-time when Kolarov finished from an almost impossible angle.Nasri made sure of the win at the death with another well-taken finish to continue City’s perfect start to the season.City almost went ahead immediately through Sergio Aguero but Tim Howard moved smartly to block the shot with his legs.It was the same outcome again minutes later as the Argentine was denied for a second time before Raheem Sterling was guilty of missing a clear-cut chance at the back post.Everton had the ball in the net after 23 minutes when Romelu Lukaku the ball around Joe Hart but was correctly judged to have been offside after receiving the pass from Ross Barkley.On the stroke of half-time, Lukaku clipped the crossbar from a free-kick after Tom Cleverley’s driving run was illegally halted by Fernandinho.City shot out of the blocks after the break as Sterling cut in from the left and found David Silva in space who blasted the ball against the post.And it was another moment of magic from Sterling which led to the opening goal.Again cutting in from the right, he played a perfectly weighted ball to Kolarov who beat the offside trap to finish expertly from a very tight angle to put Manuel Pellegrini’s men in front.It was nearly two moments later as Jesus Navas capitalised on a defensive mix-up, but was denied by the face of Howard after neglecting to pass to the better-placed Aguero.Gareth Barry almost nicked a draw for the hosts but Vincent Kompany cleared the ball of the line.And City secured the win on 88 minutes after a fantastic one-two between Yaya Toure and Nasri, before the latter lobbed the ball over a helpless Howard.last_img read more

December 27


first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes 29th October 2012 Senior League final: The club won its thirteenth senior league title at the weekend with a 1-9 to 0-7 win over St Kiernan’s. In front of many travelling supporters who had travelled over from Ireland and who were attending the clubs 50th Gala Ball that evening, the seniors delivered their second senior trophy of the year by completing the league and championship double. However, it was not a great game and with the Gaels missing five players from the championship final they faced a tough and resilient St Kiernan’s team. It was the St Kiernan’s that actually took the game to the Gaels and played the better football, however, in the first half Kevin “Woppa” McMenamin scored the only goal of the game that virtually won the game for the Gaels as it put them in the lead for the first time and they pretty much held that to the final whistle.Best for the Gaels on the day were Luke Kavanagh, David McGreevey, Coleman Hands and Kevin McMenamin (1-2)Meanwhile, the U-21s got a walk-over from Parnell’s at the weekend and are now scheduled to play Tara/ Harlesden Harps in the final.50th Celebration Weekend The club celebrated in style over the weekend the wonderful milestone of 50 years as a club. Ex-club members from right through the decades from the very first year in 1962 had gathered to help celebrate. On Friday night past the club launched its 50 year book with special guest SAM MAGUIRE present. The club was full with anticipation with many kids there with mums and dads waiting to be pictured with the big cup. Also present was Donegal footballers Christy Toye and Martin McElhinney who stood all night for pictures and signed numerous photographs and jerseys.On Saturday night the club held it’s Gala Ball in the Crown Hotel and again SAM was present and were joined by another Donegal footballer who the previous night was awarded an All-Star. Colm McFadden and SAM were applauded into the packed hall with founding members Jackie Reilly and Jackie Green carrying SAM and our very own Mickey McGlynn carrying the recently won London Championship cup. It was just the queue for the celebrations to start.Three hundred guests sat down and listened to some wonderful short speeches from many guests including Ulster President Aogan O’Farrell (Cavan) and London Chairman Noel O’Sullivan. Many guests had travelled from Ireland and all over Britain and three even travelled from New York to help celebrate. They included 70s star Charlie O’Donnell (Derry) and his wife Anne and 80s star Pat McGill (Donegal). Club member and long standing Gaels die-hard Paddy Burke was awarded a “life time achievement” award for his forty three years service to the club.  It was a special weekend for the club and may the next fifty years be as eventful as the last. The 50 year book is available for sale at only £10 and can be got from club secretary Stephen McLoughlin (07788 723922)Fixtures:  The Reserves play on Sunday at 12.30pm in Greenford against Parnell’s in the semi-final of the Reserve Championship.Reminder:The club play the Munster Champions in Ruislip on Sunday 16th December in the All-Ireland club championship quarter-finalSpecial Thanks The club would like to put on record special thanks to the Donegal County Board for allowing SAM MAGUIRE to visit London for the weekend and also Donegal footballers, Colm McFadden, Martin McElhinney and Christy Toye for being part of our celebrations. We would also like to thank ex-player, chairman and president of the club Mick McGrath (Ballyshannon, Donegal) for taking SAM over and to Paul McGovern (Letterkenny, St Euans PRO) for coming over and taking the responsibility of getting SAM back to Donegal in one piece. We also want to thank our ex-long serving secretary and member Niall Erskine (Killybegs, Donegal) and now Donegal Central Council delegate for being our MC for the evening and the great job he done on the night. Finally, we want to thank special guests Aogan O’Farrell, Brendan Brien, John Gormley, Tommy Harrell and Noel O’Sullivan for being part of our celebrations.Lottery: Please check our web-site for all results. www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA: TIR CHONAILL GAELS LONDON CLUB NEWS was last modified: October 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: TIR CHONAILL GAELS LONDON CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

December 25


first_imgSome of the huge crowd begin to register for the Loughside Community 5K.The inaugural Loughside Community 5km fun walk/jog/run was a massive success with over 750 people taking part. The event, run in conjunction with the Woodland NS and Cashelshanaghan NS, raised much needed funds for both schools and the Loughside Community alert scheme.Most Romantic Couple Winner (Declan and Elanor O’CarrollNoel Sweeney, chairperson of the Loughside Community said, “We were hoping to get 150 to 200 people but couldn’t believe the numbers that showed up”. “There was Grannies, Grandas, Mammies, Daddies and lots of boys and girls; it was a great family night for the whole community”. “We are extremely grateful of the support from the local community”.Reports on the night were that the event was very well organised and the course was challenging but very safe for children, starting and finishing at the Woodland NS.Noel said “there was great work done by the parents committees from both schools and members of the Loughside Community”. “There was a great buzz on the night and a real sense of community spirit, which is what we wanted to achieve”.The race was won on the night by local athlete Michael Black from the Letterkenny 24/7 triathlon club in a time of 17:09. Second and third senior males home were Barry Meehan and Raymond Birch, both from Letterkenny Athletic Club. Maeve Callaghan was the first senior woman home in a time of 22:04 followed closely by Catherine McKinley and Cliodhna Dunne, all wearing the Letterkenny AC colours. First and second home in the junior male race were local athletes Enda McBride and Ben Carr with very impressive times of 19:21 and 20:15 respectively. Some serious looking athletes!The junior female prize winners were Laura Kealy and Ellen Kemp, both residents of the Loughside Community. The first 40+ male home was Paddy McDaid from Letterkenny AC followed by Kevin Connelly from the Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club. The 40+ female race was also won by a 24/7 Triathlon Club athlete Sabrina Mackey followed by Greta Toye from Gartan. First Boy and Girl home from the Woodland NS were Conal Bonner and Claire Doherty. Matthew McLaughlin and Kate Kemp were first home from the Cashelshanaghan School.Getting ready for the race! John Russell from the Letterkenny Activity Centre, Mark Doherty from Century Cinemas and Adrian Gallagher from Career Wear Ltd sponsored the prizes on the night.   LOUGHSIDE 5K A MASSIVE SUCCESS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: June 16th, 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:donegalLoughside Community 5Klast_img read more

December 25

4 plead guilty in hazing death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The pleas close a case that began with the death of Matthew Carrington, 21, of Pleasant Hill, who died from cardiac dysrhythmia caused by water intoxication. Prosecutors said Carrington died Feb. 2 after he and another pledge, Michael Quintana, were ordered to drink and douse themselves with water from five-gallon jugs as fans blasted them with cold air in the basement of Chi Tau fraternity. “I’m glad they stood up and took responsibility for what they did. I’m proud of them for that,” Carrington’s mother, Debbie Smith, said of the defendants. Earlier this month, Michael Fernandez, 19, pleaded no contest to hazing and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Two other fraternity members – Richard Hirth, 22, and Trent Stiefvater, 20 – still face misdemeanor hazing charges and are scheduled to appear in court Nov. 23. The president at Chico State banned alcohol and hazing at fraternities and sororities after the Feb. 2 incident. The new policy banned all Chico chapters from recruiting new pledges during the current fall semester so they could incorporate the new rules. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OROVILLE, Calif. – Four fraternity members pleaded guilty Friday in the death of a California State University, Chico, student who was forced to drink large amounts of water during an initiation rite at an unrecognized Greek house. The most serious plea of involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor hazing was entered by Gabriel Maestretti, 22, who was sentenced to a year in jail and five years probation, according to the Butte County District Attorney. John Paul Fickes, 20, and Jerry Lim, 25, each pleaded guilty to being an accessory to manslaughter and to misdemeanor hazing, while Carlos Devilla Abrille, 22, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor hazing. Fickes and Lim will serve six months in jail and five years probation. Abrille was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years probation. last_img read more

December 25

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTODAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY New Years Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Grand Opening, 10 a.m. at Homemakers Furniture Showroom, 26455 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-3068. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Santa Clarita Emblem Club will meet, 6:45 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-1500. Lunchtime Torah discussion, noon at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Santa Clarita Chapter of Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Coco’s, 24930 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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