South Africa Sweeps 26 Swimming Medals in Gaborone

first_imgSouth Africa swept 26 medals in swimming at the just ended swimming tournament in the 2nd Africa Youth Tournament in Gaborone, Botswana.South Africa finished first with 13 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze medals for a total of 26 medals in the swimming event.Egypt came second with 22 medals — 10 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze medals, while Namibia finished third with four medals — 2 gold, 1 silver and a bronze.Host Botswana could only afford sixth position with 3 medals — Naomi Ruele’s two silver and David Van Der Colff’s bronze.Liberia’s two representatives at the event did not make any significant impact as they complained that they only practiced in Lake Piso and not in any swimming pool.It was in the table tennis tournament, however, that Liberia’s table tennis gem, Lasana Weh, made a mark for himself and his country.Weh, 15, earned the feat by winning his first two straight sets, according to a dispatch from the president of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC), Philibert Brown.Wizkid, as he is affectionately called at the Liberia Table Tennis Association, defeated his challengers from Benin and host Botswana in two of their five best series.Though Weh lost to South Africa, Ethiopia and Ghana, his earlier two victories were enough to book Liberia’s ticket for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, scheduled for 16-18 August 2014.Weh is an 8th grade student of the Newport Junior High Public School.For five years Weh has won several tournaments, including the Toyota Cup and the President’s Cup and emerged runner-up twice in the Chinese Ambassador’s Cup.Weh’s interest in table tennis grew as he won cash prizes from the various tournaments.“But, as time went by, Wizkid developed passion for the game and emerged first in every tournament amongst his peers,” someone who has witnessed the boy’s growth told the Daily Observer.The president of the Liberia Table Tennis Association (LNTTA), Amos Korvah, said the association is grateful for Weh’s superb performance.Meanwhile, Liberia’s two swimmers who hail and reside in Grand Cape Mount expressed shock when they saw the Olympic-sized swimming pool, because they have not seen or practiced in a swimming pool.The two, fourth and seventh graders, practiced in Lake Piso. Liberia also failed to advance in boxing.The athletics team is expected to wear their red-white-and-blue to participate in three events which will begin today.The on-going tournament has 2,500 athletes from 54 African countries, and the games included football, athletics, basketball and netball. It is a multi-sport competition held every four years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pregnant woman dies in Berbice crash

first_imgA pregnant woman died on Monday evening at the New Amsterdam Hospital after the driver of the car in which she was traveling, lost control and slammed into a utility pole.The accident occurred at Number Two Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB) and has left another passenger hospitalised.Dead: Donnis HigginsThe driver is currently assisting Police with the investigation.The dead woman has been identified as Donnis Higgins of Lot 103 Semple Street, Hopetown Village, WCB.Reports are that Higgins was one of the two passengers in the car at the time of the accident. Eyewitnesses say the car slammed into a utility pole and then a fence after it missed a sharp turn on the road.Moments after the accident, an ambulance which was already carrying a patient from the Fort Wellington Hospital collected both passengers.According to reports, when the ambulance arrived at the New Amsterdam Hospital, persons gathered and watched helplessly as both mother and foetus fought for their lives.The car in which the pregnant woman was travellingThe woman was taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit; however, after several hours of trying, doctors were unable to save the mother and her unborn child.Higgins was a mother of one and a former clerk attached to the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA).The other passenger in the car at the time of the accident, Daniel Harrynarine, was admitted to the same hospital. According to the 24-year-old, he joined the vehicle at Cotton Tree to go two villages away, but only made it past one village.“I was going to Number Four when I catch a taxi going to Number Four. I don’t know if the driver slept away or what, but the driver just run off the road by a turn and go straight into a fence,” the injured man said.His brother Chandrica told this publication that he received the news and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital.He explained that he saw the injured woman being attended to by doctors and heard her screaming as he searched for his brother.Meanwhile, a Police source explained that the driver of the motor car, bearing registration number HB 3101, Lancelot Ferguson, 45, of Belladrum, WCB, claimed that he did not know what happened.According to the source, the driver claimed to suffer from hypertension. B (Berbice) Division Commander Ian Amsterdam said the driver was not found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.last_img read more

‘Sunshine’ proves golden

first_imgWhether that’s because the Academy has had to delve further into the independent realm to find decent movies – or the Spirits are becoming more a part of the awards-season hype machine – depends on how you look at it. Best Male Lead Spirit went to Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling, with Best Female Lead Spirit going to his “Half-Nelson” co-star Shareeka Epps. “You guys have never made any money off of me and you never will, and you seem OK with that,” Canadian actor Gosling said to the folks he referred to as his team. “Friends With Money’s” Frances McDormand won the Supporting Female prize. The Foreign Film award went to another Oscar contender, the German thriller “The Lives of Others.” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” which goes into the Academy Awards tonight with six nominations, won the Cinematography Spirit. More traditionally independent winners, due somewhat to the nature of their categories, were Best First Feature “Sweet Land,” John Cassavetes Award (for best first feature made for under $500,000) recipient “Quincea era” and Documentary “The Road to Guantanamo.” However truly independent the films may or may not be, attendees at the alcohol-rich, coffee-stingy Spirit luncheon acted edgier than those who will be at tonight’s little get-together at the Kodak. Emcee Sarah Silverman kept up a hilarious barrage of mostly unprintable showbiz jokes. One of her subversive lines we can repeat: “This year, I haven’t seen any of the movies. But that’s good, because I can be impartial.” The ceremony’s most moving moment was a tribute to late maverick director Robert Altman. One of his favorite actors, Lily Tomlin, quoted his credo to actors: “I don’t know what I want; surprise me.” Spirit Award nominees are chosen by assorted committees made up of film talent, industry professionals and critics. Film Independent members, which apparently any movie enthusiast can become for a fee, then vote for the winners. Criteria for nomination eligibility includes uniqueness of vision, original and provocative subject matter, economy of means and percentage of financing gleaned from independent sources. bob.strauss@dailynews.com (818) 713-3670160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The modest $8 million production – which was picked up for distribution by media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Searchlight after wowing audiences at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival – has already won top honors at this year’s Producers, Writers and Screen Actors Guild Awards. “I can only hope that filmmakers who are out there can gain some hope from this movie,” co-director Dayton said in his acceptance speech, referring to “Sunshine’s” five-year struggle to find financing. “The studio system had given up on us, and we’re very grateful to our five producers.” Another Fox Searchlight title, “Thank You for Smoking,” won the Best Screenplay Spirit, giving the studio a leading total of five awards. Although dedicated to promoting nonstudio, individualistic filmmaking, the Spirit Awards in recent years have been looking increasingly like the Hollywood establishment’s Oscars. PHOTO GALLERY: Independent Spirit “Little Miss Sunshine” emerged as the big winner at Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking four honors including Best Feature at a ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica. The beloved road comedy about a dysfunctional family on its way to a children’s beauty pageant also earned honors for its director (husband-and-wife team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris), first screenplay (Michael Arndt) and supporting actor (Alan Arkin). Tonight, the film is competing in the Academy Award categories of Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Arkin and Best Supporting Actress for Abigail Breslin. last_img read more

Odom likely lost for season

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS – The odds of the Lakers playing the rest of the season without forward Lamar Odom increased Monday when a second exam confirmed the original finding of a torn labrum in Odom’s left shoulder. A final decision on whether Odom will undergo season-ending surgery will be made in two to three weeks, with the Lakers holding out hope that Odom might be able to strengthen the shoulder enough to return for the playoffs. Odom’s promising season was derailed when he suffered a sprained knee ligament in December and was lost for 21 games. He was just returning to form following the injury when he suffered the torn labrum in the fourth quarter of Friday’s loss to Sacramento. Odom was averaging 16.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lakers coach Phil Jackson said the team was moving forward with the expectation that Odom will not play again this season. Odom previously suffered a torn labrum in the same shoulder that required surgery and ended his 2004-05 season prematurely. “Every day’s like, `Whatcha got now in this game?’ ” Jackson said. “We have to find a way to play with the group of guys we have and win.” Jackson praised the play of forward Brian Cook (22 points, 14 rebounds) in Sunday’s loss to Phoenix and said he hoped the combined efforts of Cook and Maurice Evans would be enough to overcome Odom’s absence. The Lakers will head into the final 22 games of the regular season in a favorable position to make the playoffs even without Odom. They trail fifth-place Houston by 3 1/2 games in the standings but lead the Clippers and Denver by the identical margin. It has been a trying season for Odom, who questioned whether he even would return to basketball last summer following the death of his infant son. center_img The Lakers also learned Monday that forward Luke Walton won’t join them on this four-game road trip. Walton saw foot specialist David Thordarson on Monday and still is not ready to return from his sprained right ankle. Walton, who has been out since Jan. 28, will be re-evaluated next week. A team spokesman said Walton presently is most bothered by a case of tendinitis in the ankle as opposed to the sprain itself. last_img

Nigeria’s Moses quits international football

first_img0Shares0000All over: Victor Moses celebrates scoring a penalty to equalise during the World Cup match between Nigeria and Argentina © AFP/File / Giuseppe CACACELONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 15 – Chelsea and Nigeria winger Victor Moses, who played in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, saying he wants to develop his club career.The 27-year-old has played 37 times and scored 12 goals for the Super Eagles. His last international appearance — and goal — came in Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup in Russia where the African side failed to make the knockout rounds.“I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football,” Moses said in a statement released on his Twitter account.“I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime.“However I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on (my) club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagle stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish.“I have already spoken to the manager (Gernot Rohr) by telephone and would like to say thank you to him and his staff, the NFF (Nigeria Football Federation) and all of my team-mates for all of their support over the years.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Zigic to Arsenal? Gunners fans react hilariously on Twitter

first_img Nikola Zigic 1 Arsenal have been hit with a huge injury blow with the news Olivier Giroud could be out of action until the end of the year.The French striker was the hero for the Gunners against Everton as his header handed them an unlikely 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.But now an ankle problem looks set to sideline him for the foreseeable future and sent the rumour mill into overdrive as Arsene Wenger hunts for a replacement.And one man who has, rather shockingly, cropped up is none other than former Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic.The giant target man is a free agent after being released by the Blues in the summer but the prospect of seeing him in a red and white shirt at the Emirates has Arsenal fans in a stupor.You can see their reactions on Twitter here…last_img

Lennon looking forward to ‘huge challenge’ as new Bolton manager

first_img1 New Bolton manager Neil Lennon New Bolton boss Neil Lennon claims the challenge facing him as the new Bolton manager exactly what he was looking for following his successful spell in charge of Celtic.The 43-year-old Northern Irishman was unveiled as Dougie Freedman’s successor at Wanderers on Monday afternoon in what is his first job since he left the Glasgow giants in May.After a successful four-year stint north of the border when he guided the Bhoys to three league titles, two cups and a memorable Champions League triumph over Barcelona, Lennon faces an altogether different task at a club anchored to the bottom of the Championship table.“It’s a huge challenge, a massive challenge and that’s what I was looking for,” he said.“It’s the stimulus of a challenge. Things went really well at Celtic but I felt I’d run my course. I had six months out of the game which I’d enjoyed but I started to get the itch again. Bolton have entrusted me with this opportunity and I’m very grateful for that.”Lennon experienced a hugely decorated time with Celtic, having also accumulated multiple medals during seven years as a Bhoys player.He hopes that success can be translated to his new post after signing a three-year deal along with assistant Johan Mjallby and first-team coach Garry Parker, with his first task being to lift the side off the foot of the standings.Asked what Bolton chairman Phil Gartside and owner Eddie Davies hope Lennon can bring, he added: “They want me to endeavour to bring a winning mentality to the team, to the club and not just at first-team level but right through the club.“It was in our DNA at Celtic to win; a draw wouldn’t be satisfactory. You had to win week in, week out and play to a certain standard.“Over the 14 years as player, coach and manager I was used to that. Johan played with me and worked with me so he has that mentality as well. We want to instil that into the players.“We’ve got good players here, the structure and the infrastructure of the club is fantastic,” he added“It’s got everything you need for Premier League football, never mind Championship football.“I’m looking forward to just instilling a little self-belief in them. Obviously, with results being the way they are, confidence is slightly low.“But we’ve got 35 games – that’s a season in some countries – so there’s plenty of time to get it right.”last_img read more

‘Colombia’s behaviour is an absolute disgrace’

first_imgThree minutes elapsed between Carlos Sanchez wrestling Harry Kane to the floor and the penalty being converted. In that time, the Colombians were surrounding the referee and scuffing up the penalty spot for good measure.It got worse from there, with every decision contested with real aggression.England fans on Twitter found the whole thing rather distasteful. Here are the best tweets: Colombia are somewhat disconnected from the plot right now.— AS English (@English_AS) July 3, 2018 Seems Colombia players could physically assault the Ref and still not get sent off. Awful ‘men’.— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) July 3, 2018 Colombians surround the ref Colombia are a disgrace. Start yellow carding them. Ref has lost control.— Gary Webster (@RealGaryWebster) July 3, 2018 1 Ref has lost control of this match completely, Colombia behaving disgracefully— DELTΔ HEΔVY (@DeltaHeavyUK) July 3, 2018 The poor referee.Mark Geiger was not given a moment’s peace in England’s last-16 clash against Colombia. Ref needs to get a hold of this game, Colombia’s behavior is an absolute disgrace.— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) July 3, 2018 This is ridiculous. Every one of Colombia’s players heads have gone. Fouls everywhere, surrounding the ref and berating him because they can’t deal with England. Horrible game to referee. #COLENG #WorldCup— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) July 3, 2018 This is quite disgraceful from Colombia and the ref needs to take control.— Jon 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🦁 (@Melbourne_Red) July 3, 2018 Can’t believe Colombia just gave up after 3 minutes of arguing with the ref. I think he was just about to change his mind.— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) July 3, 2018 The state of Colombia.. now deliberately scuffing up the penalty spot.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 3, 2018 Anyone else see the Colombia player grinding up the penalty spot with his foot while arguing with the ref?— Nick Wing (@nickpwing) July 3, 2018 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with more than 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Simi Valley Calendar

first_imgTODAY Sunday evening hike, 5 o’clock at the Rocky Peak trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. 31st annual Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival will run through Oct. 30 and offers acres of pumpkins, a giant sunflower forest, scenic hayrides, farm animals and more, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 14292 W. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. Call (805) 525-2226. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m., at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B-1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Co-custody Parenting Class, 6-7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Men’s Anger Management class, 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Lessons taught by Dick Hodnefield. Call (805) 583-3055; or e-mail: sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Flex Your Mental Muscle, a free creative-thinking class teaching a variety of techniques, will run through Oct. 18, 1-2 p.m. at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave., Moorpark. Call (805) 517-6261. TUESDAY Family Planning Clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Men’s Anger Management class, 7-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet, 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 20 W. Cochran St. Call (805) 526-4649. Chair Exercise, 8:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 529-6864, Ext. 261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support Program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. 24-hour hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Clutterers Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m., Simi Valley Presbyterian Church, 4832 Cochran St., Room 210. Call (805) 526-5475. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Conversations in Color II, an art show, is being held at the Simi Arts Cultural Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue through Oct. 29. The show is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6. Call (805) 480-9755. The Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club, monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at the Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. Members will be discussing the propositions that will appear on the November special election. The meeting is open to the public. Call (805) 527-3912. THURSDAY Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise will meet, 7 a.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (805) 520-4894. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Scrabble Group will meet, 9:30 a.m. at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Reproductive Health Care Clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. (805) 578-3677. Tap for Fitness, 2:30-4 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Thursday Evening Hike, 6 o’clock, meet at the Chumash Trailhead. Call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, (805) 584-4400. Open Gym Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2 or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Co-custody Parenting class, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Women’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Commons, 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 522-9591. Hamlet, presented by the California Shakespeare Company, runs through Oct. 23, Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts Theatre on the Hill. Call (805) 381-1246. Rainbow Girl’s Open House, a nonprofit service-oriented organization for girls between the ages of 11-20. Open house is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 1541 Patricia Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 526-7785 for more information. FRIDAY Basic Training, 6-7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Random Thoughts, a showcase of original works by faculty, guest artists, and selected student choreographers in jazz, ballet, tap and modern dance, Oct. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at the main stage of the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 378-1458. SATURDAY Men’s Anger Management class, 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Jazzercise Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,” presented by Breathing Fire Productions and Sarah Pardee, will be performed through Oct. 22, Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 8, Saturday matinees at 2 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts Theatre on the Hill. Call (805) 381-1246. Second annual carnival, western theme, presented by Hillcrest Christian School and open to the community, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school site, 384 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. The carnival will feature food, games and prizes and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to local charities. Call (805) 497-7501, Ext. 251. 37th annual Field Tournament, presented by the Simi Valley High School Music Boosters and featuring more than 20 high school marching bands and color guards in competition, 1-9 p.m. at the football stadium of Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-0219. Square Dance with the Buckles and Bows, 7-10:45 p.m. at the Goebel Senior Center, Janss Road and the 23 Freeway, Thousand Oaks. A donation of $6 per person is requested. Call (805) 499-2920. Dance Jam Ventura, free-style dancing, no partner needed, smoke and alcohol free, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at 3026 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Call (805) 650-7112. Calendar events are compiled each week by Staff Writer Angie Valencia-Martinez. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7604 or by e-mail at angie.valencia@dailynews.com 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

More delays for busy Letterkenny junction as traffic lights to return

first_imgAnother traffic light system will be put in place at Lower Main Street Letterkenny next week as Irish Water works progress in the area.From Monday 7th October, a three-way traffic light control will be placed at the Lower Main Street Roundabout. This is expected to last between one and one and a half weeks.Traffic on Oldtown Road and the Lower Main Street has had significant disruption this year due to pipe laying works under the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme. Local residents and businesses had hoped that traffic lights would not return until after Christmas, however Irish Water say that works along R250 near the Old Town Bridge Roundabout have progressed quicker than anticipated.The ongoing pipe laying and reinstatement works outside Old Dunnes Stores will be completed by Monday, before Phase 8 begins at Lower Main Street.Irish Water has confirmed that the next set of traffic lights will be manually operated during working and peak hours (Monday-Sunday).Once Phase 8 is complete, the 9th and 10th Phases will be carried out across the Convent Road Junction. This will involve another set of temporary traffic lights. The Lower Main Street of Letterkenny is one of the town’s busiest areas at key times of the day – during school mornings and in the evenings. Irish Water has confirmed that no works will be allowed in the area during the peak Christmas period from mid-November to mid-January.More delays for busy Letterkenny junction as traffic lights to return was last modified: October 4th, 2019 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)last_img read more