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A ‘blind’ Bale against the goal

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first_imgAt this point, in his six previous campaigns in Madrid, he always improved the figures he is signing, even in courses in which, as it has happened in this, the injuries are having an important weight in their performance. Last season, without going any further, I had ten targets at this point; The 2014-15 and 2015-16 courses remain the best for him, since on January 17 he had seen the door up to 12 times, in both cases. And in 2017-18, in which he had played practically the same thing that has participated in this campaign (999 minutes that course; 937 ’in the current one), He had seven goals, more than triple that in this 2019-20.It is also true that fortune is being elusive, has been able to score several times and always lacked or a few centimeters left over. As on November 26, when he had in his boots the goal of victory against PSG in the Bernabéu (2-2); his direct foul ended up crashing into the post in the final minutes. Or in the Classic League on December 18 at the Camp Nou, when he finished off the net a Mendy pass, but the play was canceled by a very just offside from the French side. Gareth Bale sees no door. A footballer like the Welshman, who during his career has demonstrated more than enough ability to find a goal (104 goals in 245 games since he arrived in Madrid), he is going through an unusual drought that, in turn, keeps him with his worst statistics since he landed in the white club in 2013. He has only scored in a game of the 14 that has played this course, a double to Villarreal on the third day of LaLiga, on September 1, 2019. Tomorrow, in the duel against Sevilla, 140 days will have passed since that meeting in La Cerámica and the British goal scorer has not moved. Accumulate 686 minutes without scoring; its record dates from the end of the 2010-11 season and the beginning of 2011-12, when added 916 minutes without reason to celebrate a target, still wearing the Tottenham Hotspur shirt. The numbers portray the worst Bale as a Real Madrid player, since his signing was consumed on the last day of August 2013, in exchange for 101 million euros.last_img read more

Juve edge Inter in derby thriller

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first_img AC Milan 0 1 Sampdoria Empoli 1 1 Torino Atalanta 2 0 Cagliari Palermo 1 0 Crotone Genoa 0 1 Sassuolo Pescara 2 6 Lazio Chievo 0 0 Udinese MILAN (AP): No team appears capable of stopping Juventus after the Bianconeri beat Inter Milan 1-0 yesterday in an entertaining Derby d’Italia in Serie A. Juan Cuadrado scored on the stroke of halftime for Juventus, which also hit the bar twice in the first period as Massimiliano Allegri’s side extended their Serie A record to 28 consecutive home wins. Juventus moved six points clear of second-placed Napoli and seven above Roma, which play Fiorentina tomorrow as the Stadio Olimpico was being used for Italy’s Six Nations match. Inter slipped to fifth, a point behind Lazio and 12 behind Juve. The Juventus match was entertaining from the start and Paulo Dybala could have had two stunning goals in the opening 12 minutes. First his overhead kick was brilliantly saved by Samir Handanovic after Mario Mandzukic nodded down Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross. Minutes later Dybala lobbed Handanovic but the Argentine’s curled effort came off the crossbar. Inter also had their chances but Roberto Gagliardini volleyed narrowly over and Joao Mario’s low shot went inches wide of the left post, much to the relief of an unmoving Gianluigi Buffon. Gagliardini also headed Ivan Perisic’s cross straight at Buffon. Mandzukic’s diving header was also just wide of the right upright, while Handanovic fingertipped Miralem Pjanic’s free kick onto the crossbar seconds before Cuadrado gave Juve the lead, firing the resulting corner into the top right. Handanovic kept Inter in the match in the second half with saves from Pjanic, Gonzalo Higuain and Mandzukic, but the Nerazzurri struggled to carve out opportunities to equalise. Perisic was sent off for dissent in stoppage time. RESULTSlast_img read more

Jordan Clarkson cleared to play for Philippines in Asian Games

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first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms National team head coach Yeng Guiao confirmed the development to INQUIRER.net on Tuesday.With Clarkson given the green light, Guiao said he has reinstated the Cleveland Cavaliers guard in the final 12-man lineup in place of Don Trollano.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Our manager Butch Antonio was instructed to reinsert his (Clarkson) name in the lineup in lieu of Don Trollano,” said Guiao.It’s been a frantic sequence of events the past several days for the Philippine team especially for Don Trollano, who was in and out of the roster. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge02:14Carpio 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 FILE – Jordan Clarkson dunks the ball during Gilas Pilipinas practice. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn what has been a whirlwind of events, Jordan Clarkson will play for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games after all.The Fil-American Clarkson, who was initially denied clearance by the NBA, has now been given the go-signal by the league to suit up for the Philippine team in the continental games in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ NCAA: Blazers rout Generals, end 2-game skid Trollano gave way to Clarkson when the final lineup was first announced by Guiao on Friday, but served as replacement when the NBA originally gave the former Los Angeles Laker a thumbs down on Sunday.On Monday, the TNT swingman officially replaced Clarkson in the roster, but only to be removed yet again.The Philippines plays Kazakhstan in its opening game before taking on China on August 21.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Video: Global BC update on Northeast Flooding

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first_imgGlobal BC has once again done a news story on the flooding on the area, this time an update.As flooding continued in the Dawson Creek area, warning and evacuations started happening in in the Prince George area.- Advertisement –last_img

Sweeping success for Stanford

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first_imgStanford came into the weekend with its second-leading scorer sidelined and its NCAA Tournament hopes in doubt. Another sweep against the Oregon schools has improved the outlook for the Cardinal quite a bit. Brook Lopez scored a career-high 26 points and keyed a big second-half run that helped host Stanford beat No. 15 Oregon for the 21st consecutive time at Maples Pavilion, 88-69 Saturday night. “We knew coming in that we had to bear down and be tough,” Lopez said. “Everybody needs to win out these last few games to get the best possible chance for postseason play. We knew we had to come in and play tough and go right at them.” The Cardinal (17-8, 9-5 Pac-10) wrapped up their 14th straight home sweep against the Oregon schools and gave their tournament hopes a big boost with their fifth win of the season against a ranked opponent. Oregon (20-7, 8-7) has lost six of eight games overall and will try to recover with three home games to end the season. Stanford is once again on the way up despite an ankle injury that sidelined Anthony Goods last weekend. Mitch Johnson replaced Goods in the starting lineup and delivered with a career-high 12 points and no turnovers while running the offense. No. 7 Pittsburgh 65, Washington 61: Levance Fields and Ronald Ramon made two free throws each in the final 1:40 to lift the Panthers (23-4) over the visting Huskies (16-10). The Panthers won despite not getting a basket in the final 2:45. center_img Mike Cook scored 15, Fields had 14, Ramon added 11 and Sam Young had 10 for Pitt. Jon Brockman had 13 points and nine rebounds and Spencer Hawes had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies, who led by as many as seven points in the first half but never led in the second half. Cal 84, Oregon St. 80 (OT): Freshman forward Patrick Christopher scored 24 points to lead the Golden Bears (14-12, 6-8 Pac-10) past the Beavers (10-18, 2-13). 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

Crime Prevention Luncheon at the Quality Inn Northern Grand Hotel

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first_imgShe also advises the employer to openly discuss the new crime prevention techniques and explain their purpose with the employees before implementation, and to clarify it’s “not a personal attack on any employee”. Shelki says keeping an open dialogue and open door could lead to an employee tipping the employer off about an internal crime being perpetrated under their nose.“If you suspect that something has happened, make sure you keep good notes,” Shelki adds.Wrapping up the event were Cst. Bradley VanDine and Cst. Kevin Marques, explaining the ins and outs of Cops for Cancer and how business leader in the community can get involved.The ‘Tour de North’ is in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and runs from September 12 -18, beginning in Prince George and ending in Prince Rupert. So far, the campaign has raised $37 million, with $320 thousand being raised last year alone.Advertisement Inspector Pat Egan discussed the challenges the RCMP detachment face as the energy sector grows and the population increases.Egan says there are only 50 officers assigned to the Fort St. John detachment. This makes it hard for young officers, who often come straight from the academy, to respond to the average of 14,000 calls per year, particularly within rural areas.With all the young transit workers coming into the community, Egan says a large appetite for drugs is likely to follow. Egan also anticipate an increase in domestic violence, assaults and serious collisions which fall under the criminal code.- Advertisement -“Needless to say, with all that’s going on in the area, we’re very engaged in discussions about the potential increase of crime,” Egan said.Cpl. Jodi Shelkie from the Crime Prevention Unit focused on crime prevention techniques for local businesses, although there was a particular focus on internal fraud and theft. Shelkie advised those who attended the luncheon to keep an eye on their business’s books, even if the bookkeeper is some close to the employer like a family member or close friend.“The number of times I had to go in to investigate fraudulent activity by somebody’s mother-in-law or a nephew taking things from the backroom… The checks and balances you have are really for everyone in the business,” Shelki reiterated.Advertisement The funds are primarily donated to “the most outstanding childhood caner research projects and clinical trials, the award-winning summer recreation program, Camp Goodtimes, and a range of other services for children with cancer and their families.”last_img read more

Ronaldo and Morocco – a love affair made in Marrakech

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first_imgRonaldo’s love affair with Morocco began in Marrakech in December 2014 at the Club World Cup which Real competed in after winning their 10th Champions League title.For the first time Ronaldo experienced at first hand his popularity from a country where divided loyalties over Real Madrid and Barcelona can split families in two.Ronaldo was “enchanted by “an exceptional quality of life that he hadn’t come across before, and that was so close to where he lived too”, someone close to the player said.‘CR7’ was hooked, and returned the following year, catching up with his Dutch-Moroccan friend, kickboxer Badr Hari.According to the Spanish press, whenever he has free time Ronaldo takes a private jet from the Torrejon de Ardoz airport beside Real’s training ground to return to the country he loves — and top up his perma-tan.Even his beloved mum Dolores has fallen under Morocco’s spell, judging by photos posted on Instagram of her in front of a plate of couscous, or visiting Jemaa El-Fnaa square in Marrakech where tourists can pick up replica shirts of her son.Ronaldo has a 50-percent stake in the Portuguese hotel chain Pestana through his own ‘CR7 brand, and he announced in January he would be opening his fifth hotel in Marrakech.He already has branches in Funchal and Lisbon in Portugal– not surprisingly the rooms feature dozens of photographs of the player, his shirts and momentoes of his career.However, only true fans will enjoy washing their face in the morning confronted by a giant view of the man himself with his sunglasses acting as mirrors.Two more branches are soon to open in Madrid and New York.The 160-room establishment in Marrakech is due to welcome its first guests by early 2020.“He really does have a personal connection to the city,” Nabil Slitine, chief of the Downtown Hotel Corporation project where the CR7 hotel is due to be built, told AFP.“From my first meeting with the Pestana group to explore the project they told me ‘it’s incredible, it’s been six months now that Cristiano hasn’t stopped telling us I’m going to open up in Marrakech’”.Ronaldo’s name brings with it a certain cache.“I won’t disguise the fact that it’s good publicity for the venture, which has been marketed around the world,” he says.Given his links with Ronaldo, Slitine could have a problem deciding who to support when Ronaldo’s Portugal face Morocco in the World Cup later Wednesday.“In business, I’m 100 percent for Cristiano but in the World Cup I’m 100 percent Moroccan.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo playimg against the country where he is adored, Morocco© AFP Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMARRAKECH, Morocco, June 20 – Cristiano Ronaldo has fallen under the charm of Morocco, and the feeling is mutual with the Portugal and Real Madrid star adored by millions of fans from the North African kingdom.There may be no statue yet honouring Ronaldo, who led Portugal against Morocco in the World Cup on Wednesday, as there is in his hometown of Funchal, but he will soon have a hotel in his name.last_img read more

Bolt ‘offered cut-price deal’ in Australia – media

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first_img0Shares0000Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has been on trial with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners. © AFP / PETER PARKSSYDNEY, Australia, Oct 22 – Australia’s Central Coast Mariners have offered sprint superstar Usain Bolt a contract, reports said Monday, but the club’s coach said he knows nothing about it.The eight-time Olympic champion has been on trial with the A-League side since arriving in August to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional footballer. He scored two goals in a pre-season friendly last week and on Thursday turned down a two-year, trial-free deal from cashed-up Maltese champions Valletta.“I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners,” the Jamaican’s agent Ricky Simms told the BBC.The club had no immediate comment on Monday, but Sydney’s Daily Telegraph said he had been offered only a fraction of the Aus$3 million (Sh212mn) that his management had discussed months ago when the prospect of a trial was first mooted.The newspaper said the potential deal put together in May -– on the premise of Bolt passing a trial first -– was based on Football Federation Australia contributing Aus$750,000 and other sponsors also topping it up.Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth had initially pledged Aus$1.5 million, but the deal now offered to the sprinter was much less than this, it added.The 100m world-record holder, who retired from athletics last year, has previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway.The 32-year-old’s form so far has been criticised by several pundits, but his two goals captured the imagination of the sporting public.Club coach Mike Mulvey said he had heard nothing of an offer, and cast doubt on whether Bolt, who likes to play up front, would make the grade given the quality of players he already has at his disposal.“You have a look at our front line today and you wonder whether he could get into any of those positions. Wouldn’t you?” Mulvey said after the team drew their opening A-League game of the season 1-1 away to Brisbane Roar on Sunday.“I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world. You’re just talking about speculation. I don’t know anything about what you’re talking about and that’s God’s honest truth.”The Mariners boast Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack on their payroll, after the Scottish international agreed a season-long loan deal.They also have Tommy Oar, who has played 28 times for the Socceroos, along with Connor Pain, who cleverly scored their goal on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsGrief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at A Place in the Sun church, 38117 13th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9180. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. 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. FRIDAY 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, $4 for nonmembers. Dance lessons: $2. Call (661) 943-0210 or 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. 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 Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. 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 hosts a two-day bus trip to Monterey. 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 meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467. 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 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 offer ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at 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, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale will host bingo, 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 Anonymouswill 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 to 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) 267-5551.160Want 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

Liverpool transfer BOOST: Virgil van Dijk wants to join Jurgen Klopp’s side

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first_imgLiverpool appear to have edged ahead in the race for in-demand Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk as the player has indicated he prefers a move to Anfield.It is understood the centre-back has made his feelings on his future clear and has chosen Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool ahead of interest from Premier League champions Chelsea and Manchester City.However, a deal is a long way from being completed as the Reds have yet to make a bid for the player, with Saints expected to demand a world-record fee for a defender in excess of £50million. That would smash Liverpool’s existing record transfer, the £35million they paid for Andy Carroll.Liverpool have refused to comment on the speculation surrounding the player and their interest in him.But it is understood Van Dijk is Klopp’s primary transfer target this summer and would be willing to offer a lucrative financial package, potentially making him the highest-paid player at the club, to secure the defender.The chance to work with Klopp is believed to have been a significant factor in Van Dijk’s decision, despite similar opportunities being available with Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte.Van Dijk missed the second half of last season with an ankle ligament injury but has impressed since his move to England from Celtic in September 2015 for £11.5million.Klopp is understood to want the Holland international to bring some authority and presence to his back four having struggled in that area this season.Liverpool are working hard to secure the manager’s top targets with talks currently at a standstill with Roma over winger Mohamed Salah.The Egypt international, for whom the Reds lost out to Chelsea when they tried to sign him in January 2014, is wanted to add more pace to Klopp’s attack.A fee, likely to be about £35million, has yet to be agreed and Liverpool are considering Lazio’s Keita Balde as an alternative should the deal fail to materialise. Virgil van Dijk 1last_img read more