“But we’re giving them something to pull themselves up so they can stand up on their own,” Pfau said. Natalie Harrison is a social science teacher and the group’s adviser. MSWR has about 10 regular members and 30 more who contribute, she said. She said the students hoped to raise $500 Friday. “They wanted to help children who don’t have an opportunity to go to school,” she said. “They felt it would be important to contribute to the kids’ education so that the Roma could get ahead in life.” MSWR members passed out fliers at school. Anyone dining at Baja Fresh between 3 and 9 p.m. Friday who showed a flier would have 20 percent of the cost of the meal donated to MSWR. Miguel Gonzales, the restaurant’s assistant manager, said it sponsors two or three fundraisers every month. “We have to help the community,” he said, “and anything we can do, we do our best.” Hannah Owens, a senior, said MSWR’s “passion for foreign relief” drew here to the organization. “I appreciate that we focus on specific projects, things that are personal and small, and not so general,” she said. “It’s nice to be informed about social issues, especially having to do with real people, and making a difference in their lives is important to me.” “I just thought it was something really great for high school students to do to be really, actively involved in this world-relief thing,” said Tasha Chu, 16, a senior. “I feel like I’m making an impact even though I’m here in high school still.” Jamieson said MSWR’s other project last year raised $3,000 to buy medicine for neglected and orphaned children in Kathmandu, Nepal. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONROVIA – Their lives couldn’t be more dissimilar, but something about the plight of Roma – another, kinder word for Gypsy – children in Romania struck a chord with some Monrovia High School students. The handful of students, members of Monrovia Students for World Relief, held a fundraiser Friday at Monrovia’s Baja Fresh restaurant to raise money to help educate Roma children. The group will make a March20 presentation to the City Council that will raise awareness and more money to help the children. “Eastern Europe is a neglected part of the world,” said Rachel Jamieson, an 11th-grader and MSWR leader. “It’s not usually thought of as being poor, but there’s lots of poverty there. And there’s lots of discrimination against the Roma. “They’re stereotyped. People say they steal, they take money, they’re poor, mean, ruthless and eat weird food. They’re not allowed to hold certain jobs or go to certain schools.” Jamieson said MSWR members hope that by helping educate Roma children, they can break the cycle of poverty that traps the Roma people. Student Sarah Pfau, another MSWR member, said she was attracted to the project because it involves education. “It’s helping a persecuted people, it’s helping them get up and get on their feet. Lots of people see world relief help, or any sort of help, as giving people a crutch to lean on.
Fans of The Who left a Tampa amphitheater disappointed after lead singer Roger Daltrey walked off the stage during the band’s first song. Several minutes after Daltrey’s departure, guitarist Pete Townshend announced that Tuesday night’s show had been canceled. He told the crowd that Daltrey had bronchitis. “I just talked to Roger, and he can barely speak,” Townshend said. “I tried to get him to come out here, but he’s really, really sick.” The 9,000 people at the show cheered when Townshend told them the concert would be rescheduled for March 25. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Emile Heskey 1 Emile Heskey has revealed he would relish the chance to rejoin Leicester City.Heskey burst on to the scene as a teenager with the Foxes and helped them win the League Cup twice before moving to Liverpool in an £11million deal in 2000.The 36-year-old is now eyeing a shock return to the Premier League with the club, after leaving Newcastle Jets in the Australian A-League.Nigel Pearson’s side are without a win since September and Heskey says he would jump at the chance to try and boost their misfiring attack.“It goes without saying, I’d love to come,” said Heskey, who scored 46 goals in 198 appearances for Leicester and has an ambassadorial role at the club.“It is a great club that allowed me to get to the platform that I got to. I was an England international when I was with Leicester so that was a great achievement.”Leicester have not scored in five games and slipped into the bottom three following Saturday’s goalless draw with Sunderland.But Heskey insists they can turn their form around, with or without him.“They have got a decent squad there, they just need that little pick me up, a little confidence,” he told BBC Radio Leicester.“It could be anything, just a spark to get going on a run to get out of it.”
How much is a cup of tea at Liverpool, a ticket at Arsenal or a replica Manchester United kit? ‘The Price of Football’ revealed
Average price of matchday programme – £3.42 – The average price of a matchday progamme has also increased to £3.42, up seven per cent. 7 7 7 The BBC’s annual ‘The Price of Football’ study has been released and again, it is not good for cash-counting football fans.The average cost of the cheapest Premier League seat has surpassed £30 for the first time ever after 11 of the 20 clubs raised the price of their least expensive seats.However, across the 92 Football League clubs, 70% had either frozen or reduced their ticket prices for the 2015/16 season.The study covers everything from football strips, to season tickets, to pies.So click the arrow above, right, to see where you can get the most expensive cup of tea – an extortionate £2.50! 7 Most expensive cup of tea £2.50 – Liverpool and Rangers have the most expensive cups of tea at £2.50, with the average price being £2.09. However, you can get a cuppa for only £1 at Chelsea. 7 Most expensive pies – £4.50 – The average price of a pie has risen by 1.82 per cent to £3.35 in the Premier League. But to sample one of Kidderminster Harriers award winning pies, you will need to fork out £4.50 compared to the cheapest on offer, £1 at Conference side Braintree. Chelsea’s cheapest matchday ticket – £52 – Chelseas cheapest matchday ticket is £52 no other club charges this much. Most expensive replica kit – £118 – Manchester United have the most expensive kits available for both adults and children. A full strip (shirt, socks, shorts and name and number) for a junior will set you back £103 while the full set for an adult will £118. The shirt itself – £60 for adults, £45 for juniors is also the most costly available. Most expensive matchday tickets – £97 – The most expensive matchday ticket in the Premier League is again at Arsenal for £97 (£7.48 cheaper than a season ticket at Bayern Munich). However the cheapest place to see a top-flight match is at the King Power Stadium, where Leicester charge a small £22. 7 Most expensive replica shirt – £89.55 – However, it is still cheaper than Barcelonas, which is an astronomical £89.55 the most expensive of the 227 clubs in the study. It is also £16 more than the clubs cheapest season ticket! 7
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PROMOTED POST: FEATURES: North West Independent Hospital are holding an ENT, Respiratory and Sleep Clinic night in The Clanree, Letterkenny on Tuesday 24th November at 7pm. There will be a pop up sleep clinic available for members of the public to be assessed and have the opportunity to book appointments at NWIH.Are you living with blocked sinuses, sore ears, breathing difficulty and finding it hard to sleep?Want to learn more about the newest innovative treatments available in ENT, respiratory and sleep studies?Come and meet our specialists Mr McBride, Mr McCluney and Mr McKeagney. At a FREE seminar hosted by North West Independent Hospital on Tuesday 24th November at 7pm in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.To confirm your place please email StaceyLynch@nwih.co.uk or call Stacey on 048 777 23510”Or you can book via our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ nwihballykelly website: www.nwih.co.ukNORTH-WEST INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL TO HOST FREE SLEEP CLINIC was last modified: November 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featureshealthnews
Speaking after the publication of the latest residential mortgage arrears figures by the Central Bank, Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has described the figures “shocking” and “alarming”Deputy Doherty said: “179,370 mortgage holders are in distress according to the Central Bank. 115 homeowners fell into distress every single day from the start of July to the end of September.“Almost one in four mortgage holders are in distress. This is both shocking and alarming.“Unfortunately it is not surprising. Like Fianna Fáil the Government has taken no action to assist struggling mortgage holders. The Keane report recommendations have yet to be implemented. The Personal Insolvency Bill offers little hope to those in distress. “To make matters worse this week the Government has introduced a budget that will push tens of thousands of struggling families deeper into financial stress and poverty.”With one in four mortgage holders in distress the Donegal TD asked the Government expect these people to pay the Family Home Tax?“How does the government expect people to cope when the cuts to child benefit kick in?” he said.“Given the impact this budget will have on the income of hard pressed families there can be little doubt that the number of mortgage holders in distress will continue to rise in 2013.” TD EXPRESSES FEARS AS ONE IN FOUR MORTGAGE HOLDERS ‘IN DISTRESS’ was last modified: December 14th, 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:TD EXPRESSES FEARS AS ONE IN FOUR MORTGAGE HOLDERS ‘IN DISTRESS’
CHATSWORTH – Closing a chapter it began more than 20 years ago, the Los Angeles Times said Monday it would shut down its San Fernando Valley facility, eliminate 110 jobs as part of a printing plant consolidation and put the 26-acre site up for sale. The decision ends a costly push into the Valley that the Times began in 1983, when the 250,000-square-foot facility on Prairie Street between Winnetka and Corbin avenues opened. It served as the Times Valley headquarters, housing editorial, advertising, circulation and support operations, in addition to the printing facility. As the Times dramatically scaled back its Valley coverage in recent years, the few remaining Valley reporters operated out of an office in Encino that now is expected to be closed. Chatsworth’s printing operations will be melded into those in downtown, Costa Mesa and Irwindale. The Times, which has faced steep declines in circulation and advertising in recent years, said the closing would not impact publication of either its Valley or Ventura County editions. The job cuts would be spread across all the paper’s printing facilities. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We deeply regret the impact this consolidation will have on employees, but the reality is that The Times has invested $500 million to modernize and build new facilities and expand color capacity since the Chatsworth plant became operational,” Mark H. Kurtich, the paper’s senior vice president of operations, said in statement. The consolidation will be completed in next year’s first quarter and the Times will sell its Chatsworth holdings. Company spokesman David Garcia said this move caps a series of deep cost-slashing moves, including employee buyouts, that began this fall. About 300 employees will be leaving the paper, with nearly 100 of those jobs being eliminated in the editorial department. Garcia declined to say how much the restructuring would save the Times, which is owned by Chicago-based Tribune Co. Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, lamented the decision. “I’m not happy with the impact it’s going to have on the Valley,” Ackerman said of the job loss. But he said the huge parcel is a valuable asset and thinks it will make an “incredible” location for a manufacturer. Scott Caswell, senior vice president of Delphi Business Properties who has worked in the Chatsworth area for more than two decades, said the parcel should command a premium price. “It’s a nice piece of property and has the potential for further expansion,” he said. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Complete Results COLUMBIA, Mo. – Led by sophomore Adam Fogg and senior Kevin Kelly, the Drake men’s cross country team put together an impressive performance to finish third at the Gans Creek Classic. The Bulldogs finished behind only Missouri and Texas A& in the 10 team field that also included conference rival Illinois State and SIU.With all five scorers finishing in the top 30 and four in the top 20, the Bulldogs finished with 64 points.Fogg, who is assembling quite a debut season as a sophomore, led the Bulldogs with a second-place finish on the men’s 8-kilometer course with a time of 24:57.4. He was followed closely by Kevin Kelly, who finished sixth in 25:22.3. Missouri senior Thomas George won the race in 24:49.9. Kyle Brandt nearly raced into the top 10 with an 11th-place time of 25:40.5 and Matt Cozine was 16th in 25:53.9. However, it was Andrew Berndt who helped the Bulldogs stave off the field in the team standings as he moved up eight spots in the final kilometer to cross the line in 26:32.0 and in 29th place.Drake’s women’s team finished ninth in the 11-team field, but Millie Bretl continued her outstanding season with a 19th-place finish and a time of 22:48.2 on the 6-kilometer course. Olivia Rogers was the next Bulldog across the line in 41st place with a time of 23:33.9.The Bulldogs return to the course next Oct. 18 at Bradley for the Braves’ annual Pink Classic.Gans Creek ClassicColumbia, Mo.Men’s Team Results1. Missouri, 552. Texas A&M, 573. Drake, 644. North Florida, 745. Saint Louis, 1576. Texas Tech, 1597. Illinois State, 2128. Kansas City, 2149. Southern Illinois, 22210. Southeast Missouri, 270Drake Men’s Individual Results8 kilometers2. Adam Fogg, 24:57.46. Kevin Kelly, 25:22.311. Kyle Brandt, 25:40.516. Matt Cozine, 25:53.929. Andrew Berndt, 26:32.032. Isaac Basten, 36:34.634. Joe Romain, 26:38.140. Sam King, 26:58.6Women’s Team Results1. Missouri, 282. Texas A&M, 423. Kansas City, 1374. Texas Tech, 1375. North Florida, 1576. Illinois State, 1727. Southeast Missouri, 1898. Saint Louis, 2069. Drake, 21710. Southern Illinois, 23011. UAB, 242Drake Women’s Individual Results6 kilometers19. Millie Bretl, 22:48.241. Olivia Rogers, 23:33.961. Elizabeth Aho. 24:15.064. MyKaela Cole, 24:16.265. Rachel Selva, 24:20.580. Lindsay Rowatt, 25:22.2 Story Links Print Friendly Version
The county is buzzing with anticipation ahead of Donegal’s All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry, and while ‘Nothing Beats Being There’, if you can’t get a ticket, Sister Sara’s is the venue for you.With fantastic 50″ HD Plasma TV’s located all over the bar, and with HD sound, it will feel like you’re actually in Croke Park.Great drink promotions are available throughout the day and both games will also be shown live outside in the beer garden. To warm you up for the big game, we’ve an All-Star line-up of entertainment to get you in the mood.ELDORADO will have you hopping on Friday night, while our resident DJ Marty Curran will get you in the mood with a pre-match disco on Saturday night.Everybody associated with Sister Sara’s would like to wish both Declan and the minor team all the best and Jim and the senior team all the best on an historic occasion for Donegal GAA.Tir Chonaill Abú! SISTER SARA’S: THE ONLY VENUE APART FROM CROKER TO WATCH THE BIG GAME LIVE was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnews