first_imgRep. Edwin M. Snowe’s letter protesting the usage of a quorum from a roll call taken on June 2 to run for one month has been turned over to a Joint Committee – expected to report in seven days – notwithstanding Supreme Court Associate Justice Jamesatta Wolokollie’s mandate for them to address the complaint within 72 hours.Plenary, the highest decision making body of the House of Representatives, through a motion from Lofa County Representative Mariamu Fofana, sent the letter to the Committees on Judiciary and Rules, Order and Administration on Thursday, June 16, during the 37th Day Sitting of the 5th Session.This means, the Joint Committee is expected to make a formal report for advice on Thursday, June 23, and Plenary might act on the Committee’s report whether to rescind the June 2 decision or maintain the roll call taken on that day for one month.Montserrado County District # 6 Lawmaker Snowe argued that the House’s Rules and Procedures (Order of Business) Subsection 14.1 (c) calls for a roll call. He also said Article 33 of the Constitution states: “A simple majority of each House shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business but a lower number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members…”“Thank you ever so much and we look forward to the correction of this action, which we consider an oversight,” Rep. Snowe said. “We are herewith attaching Rule 14 of our standing rules as well as Article 33 of the Liberian Constitution as our reliance. Please consider our action of not calling roll to determine a quorum for the transaction of business as a violation of the Liberian Constitution.” Unconfirmed reports said Rep. Snowe yesterday filed a ‘Bill of Information’ at the Supreme Court to know whether the 72 hours would not affect the House’s decision, as his complaint has been sent to the Committee to report to Plenary next week Thursday for subsequent decision by Plenary.It may be recalled that Justice Wolokollie ordered the House of Representatives to address, in 72 hours, the concerns raised by Rep. Snowe against Speaker Alex Tyler’s decision to maintain a quorum of lawmakers in a session on June 2 for a month, up to July 2.Justice Wolokollie took the decision on Monday when Rep. Snowe made a formal complaint to the court requesting for a writ of prohibition through his legal counsel, Cllrs. Arthur Johnson and Swahilo Sesay.Rep. Snowe’s lawyers indicated in the petition that on June 2, 2016, and or Tuesday’s regular session, a motion was made to the effect that the number and members present at that sitting would constitute a quorum for one month; that is, from June 2, 2016 to July 2.Citing Article 33 of the Constitution, the lawyers also indicated that a simple majority of each House shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a lower number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members. Whenever the House of Representatives and the Senate shall meet in joint session, the presiding officer of the House of Representatives shall preside. “Your Honor, there are 73 lawmakers currently in the House of Representatives and less than 37 were in session; therefore if this decision for roll call remains in force, that means that the constituencies of the affected lawmakers’ voices will not be heard,” said Cllr. Arthur Johnson, who prayed the Associate Justice to issue a Writ of Prohibition against the respondent and restrained him from pursuing any action to the decision.The House of Representatives’ legal counsel and chairman on Judiciary, Cllr. Gayah Karmo, told the court that it was sad for Rep. Snowe to run to court to seek redress when he has written the Plenary of the House on the matter, adding that, “while Plenary was trying to hear his complaint he opted to run to the Supreme Court.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_img– PPP flays Govt for unilaterally switching workers to pensionIn a move some fear will precipitate a brain drain, public service professionals such as doctors have had their gratuity benefits yanked from under them. In exchange, Government will be forcing them under a pension system.According to the documents seen by Guyana Times, the changes will apply to temporary workers and contract workers with a GS: 3 to GS: 14 salary scale. It is being done under the authority of the Public Service Commission.Workers in these categories have until March 24, 2017, before it goes into effect. According to reports, there have been no public consultations with the affected doctors before the implementation of this policy.During a press conference at Freedom House on Thursday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo flayed the Government for its clandestine move. He stated that by forcing doctors to accept the unpopular pension scheme, doctors who joined with expectations of gratuity will exit the public service as soon as their contract comes up for renewal.The former President noted that if this happens, a health sector already suffering from drug shortages will be hit even further by a shortage of personnel, including doctors and nurses.“We made an effort to move the country to where we would have adequate numbers of doctors in the health system. Many of them are coming back (from training) and are on five-year contracts with certain elements of the contract including gratuity.”“This Government, as though it couldn’t find anything else to target, has now gone after the doctors. And they want all of them to become part of the pensionable establishment. Many of them don’t want to. They should give the doctors a choice.”“My fear is they will drive a lot of the doctors out of the system. And many of those who may want to renew their contracts; they have already completed their five years (as stipulated) from their scholarship. They will just leave,” Jagdeo said.Calls to Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and Minister of State Joseph Harmon, went unanswered on Thursday.Conditions in the doctors’ quartersWhile a pension is a contributory arrangement, gratuity is a sum of money paid at the end of a stipulated tenure of service or upon retirement. In most cases there is a prescribed formula for calculating gratuity, thus removing the onus of determining payments from the employer.It is understood that doctors are eligible, upon satisfactory service being provided, for gratuity at a rate of 22.5 per cent of their basic salary, calculated on the basis of three months. However, at one time, doctors could choose to receive their gratuity at six-month intervals.It is common for such categories of workers to have a personal preference for gratuity than pension. Guyana Times understands that the move has left some doctors disillusioned and frustrated, as many began their training with gratuity enshrined in their contracts.As if the yanking of the contractual benefits doctors enjoyed was not enough, this publication was able to view the condition of residential quarters used by doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.This publication was able to observe that the quarters where doctors who are on call have to sometimes sleep, have gaping holes in the ceiling. In addition, there are overhead fans with the blades exposed.last_img read more


first_img… slams Govt on non-existent plans for workersEven as former sugar workers continue to cry out against the continued firing of Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) workers, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) slammed the Government for not planning ahead before the closures.According to the Commission on Wednesday, the closures have not been accompanied with any plan that deals with the welfare of the workers. The PSCThe PSC during its meeting with Finance Minister Winston Jordan prior to Budget 2018reminded that back in August, it had proposed that Government enter into public-private partnerships to invest in and manage selected estates. This would have been an alternative to closing such estates.“Indeed, it was our clear understanding at a meeting the Commission held with Mr Colvin Heath-London of NICIL (National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited), that the Government had determined to pursue such an option.”According to the PSC, sugar has been the major employer of Guyanese for over a century and, until these drastic measures were taken, continued to be the largest employer of the labour force. “Yet, unbelievably, our Government has no definitive plan to neither rescue the industry nor save its workers from unemployment and from the ensuing hardship which will inevitably result.”Requesting that the closure be reviewed, the Commission asked that Government recognise the ensuing hardships being placed on the communities that depend on sugar, as well as the consequential damage to the economy as a whole.No plansDuring a press conference last week, President David Granger was put on the spot with questions as to why no plans were put in place for workers before the divestment. In his response, Granger noted that the Government, the unions, and the Corporation itself must be factored in.“There are four major institutions to be considered. One is the Corporation itself, which has not been dissolved and it still has responsibility for the industry. The other is the Government and the Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for reporting to Cabinet and the National Assembly. Third, you have the workers and their representatives, particularly GAWU and NAACIE.”“As far as retrenchment or termination benefits are concerned, the Government is responsible for ensuring that the Sugar Corporation fulfils its obligations to the workers.”However, the President emphasised the work of the unit which is under the Finance Ministry and has recently engaged an international accounting firm – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to value the land it will sell.“As far as the plan is concerned, there needs to be a lot more work from the fourth agency, what you can call the Special Purpose Unit (SPU), which comes under the Finance Ministry. That is the agency that will ensure the smooth transition of those parts of the industry which will not remain in production.”“So, I would say that the work of the SPU is still being done. They are in negotiation not only with the Sugar Corporation but also with foreign investors. And I expect that before too long, we will have a plan which will explain in greater detail how the land will be disposed of.”GAWUDuring a meeting with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Heath-London had informed the delegation that following his assessment of the estates identified for closure and sale, he was of the opinion that they were viable.In doing so, he outlined that when certain costs were excluded from the estates’ overall expenditure, the overhead of their production were generally in keeping with international norms.In fact, the SPU Head further singled out the Skeldon Sugar Estate, dubbing it a “gold mine” which is far different from the phrases used by GuySuCo to describe the facility.It is with that in mind that the Unit has embarked on a series of initiatives aimed at resuming operations at the Estate under its management from second crop (July) next year, a release from GAWU on the meeting stated.First on this list is the reinstating of a number of displaced workers, with hopes of commencing such moves early 2018. In the early stages, the SPU would be concentrating on improving the functioning of the factories as well as to rehabilitate the cultivation areas in preparation for the 2018 second crop. On this note, GAWU pointed out that at some estates it was possible to have a 2018 first crop, which the Unit promised to look into.As such, at the meeting, it was disclosed that the two parties have submitted a budget to the Government to sustain their operations.In the meantime, however, thousands of sugar workers have been fired and are contemplating a very gloomy Christmas for themselves and their families.last_img read more


first_imgView Larger MapThe Accident from a vantage point nearly 2 KM away – Russ Beerling/Energeticcity.ca- Advertisement -The driver suffered undisclosed injuries this morning, when a tanker truck overturned on the Clayhurst Road near the 240 Road.The RCMP puts the time of the roll-over at about 7.45. It adds the truck was transporting a H2S contaminated substance and, its tanks are suspected to be leaking. The trucking company and a clean-up crew were called to scene and, at last word they were assessing the risk to the public.They’ve also initiating an attempt to transfer the contaminated substance from the compromised tanker, into a secure one. A section of the Clayhurst road, extending about about two kilometers on either side of the crash site, is closed. However, the Clayhurst Bridge remains open and unaffected by the roll-over…and, traffic is being rerouted around the crash site on the 240 Road.The injured driver has been transferred to Fort St. John hospital. We expect further updates from the RCMP.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is open to a move to England after falling foul of the tax authorities in Spain. But the deal he wants would see him paid £18m a year AFTER tax, meaning a weekly wage of £600,000 before deductions. Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all keen on Messi but he is understood to be in favour of moving to London, with the Gunners his preferred option if he quits Barcelona. (Daily Star)Arsenal are ready to offer Mesut Ozil a new contract. The Germany World Cup winner’s deal has two years to run from the end of the season. But his form has been so impressive that the club want to keep him at the Emirates until at least 2019. (Daily Mirror)Real Madrid are willing to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club — if they can recoup the £80million they paid for him. The La Liga giants paid the whopping fee six years ago and, despite his advancing years, club execs know Europe’s elite will be lining up to splash the cash on the three-time Ballon d’Or winner. The news will put Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea — who are both keen to land him — on red alert. (The Sun)Real Madrid want a new number nine and are hoping to sign Robert Lewandowski, according to the Bayern Munich star’s own agent. (Marca)Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao will be offered a January escape route to Valencia. The Spanish giants have made enquiries to Falcao’s representatives and have the cash to the deal. Chelsea are ready to terminate Falcao’s loan from Monaco as they have a season long agreement where they pay his huge wages. (Daily Mirror)Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic says he has been told by Serbian compatriot and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic that Jose Mourinho wants to sign him. Premier League rivals Manchester United and Serie A giants Inter Milan and Roma have also been linked with an interest in the 19-year-old midfielder. (Daily Express)Fulham striker Moussa Dembele admits he’s ‘flattered’ by the recent interest from the Premier League. The France Under-20 international has been linked with Tottenham and Everton ahead of the January window. (Daily Express)last_img read more


first_imgBeautiful RileyRiley is 18 month old mix between a collie, Labrador and a Boxer. He needs a new home as his current owners work shifts and haven’t time to give Riley the attention he deserves. (Letterkenny Area)He is house trained, has all his vaccinations with a stamped book from the vet and also has a licence. Riley has a great temperament and great with children and very obedient.He needs a garden, loves to walk and the owners want him brought into a happy home .. A kennel, bed, lead etc, will be supplied. No money required just look after him!Please Tel 085 7349996 before 6pm if you want to give Riley the home he deserves.CAN YOU GIVE LOVING RILEY A NEW HOME? was last modified: April 5th, 2016 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:DOGdonegalNEW HOMERILEYlast_img read more


first_imgCOUNTY DONEGAL GAA RESULTSMount Errigal Hotel Junior B Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 02-Sep-2012 Ardara 2 – 7 0 – 12 Convoy Pairc Ghleann Fhinne Play-off Line: P Mc Keever/R Mc GonagleMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 02-Sep-2012 Fanad Gaels 1 – 11 1 – 9 MacCumhaills Pairc Ui Shiail Portsalon02-Sep-2012 Cloch Cheann Fhaola 0 – 10 1 – 6 Bundoran Pairc Naomh Fionnan FalcarraghMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Sep-2012 Cloch Cheann Fhaola 2 – 15 0 – 7 Bundoran Pairc Naomh Fionnan FalcarraghBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Sep-2012 Naomh Conaill 1 – 8 0 – 15 Ardara Glenties Davy Brennan Memorial02-Sep-2012 Fourmasters 2 – 11 1 – 9 Glenswilly Tir Chonaill Park Donegal TownMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Sep-2012 Glenfin 2 – 7 0 – 10 Na Cealla Beaga Pairc Ghleann FhinneBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Sep-2012 Naomh Conaill 0 – 13 0 – 8 Ardara Glenties Davy Brennan MemorialMarley Coach Hire Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2012 Robert Emmets 1 – 8 1 – 7 Naomh Padraig Leifear Robert EmmetsBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2012 St Michaels 0 – 6 0 – 7 Dungloe Pairc Naomh MichealMarley Coach Hire Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2012 Convoy 1 – 9 0 – 13 Milford ConvoyCentra Supermarkets Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2012 Naomh Columba 0 – 4 1 – 10 Aodh Ruadh Pairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleMarley Coach Hire Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2012 Moville 0 – 7 2 – 17 Naomh Colmcille Moville Carrick FieldMount Errigal Hotel Junior B Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2012 Downings 3 – 9 0 – 3 Na Rossa Glenswilly Pairc Naomh Columba Play-off Line: R Mc Gonagle/E Mc FeeleyCentra Supermarkets Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2012 Burt 0 – 9 1 – 6 Aodh Ruadh Hibernian Park Burt01-Sep-2012 Urris 0 – 6 0 – 17 Carndonagh Urris Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighMarley Coach Hire Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2012 Moville 0 – 5 4 – 7 Naomh Colmcille Moville Carrick FieldCentra Supermarkets Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Sep-2012 Urris 0 – 13 0 – 5 Carndonagh Urris Pairc Ui Chraimhsaigh01-Sep-2012 Burt 0 – 5 0 – 9 Aodh Ruadh Hibernian Park BurtCentra Supermarkets U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Ardara 1 – 9 2 – 6 Naomh Conaill Fintra ET Line: J White/D CallaghanCentra Supermarkets Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Aug-2012 Burt 0 – 11 0 – 10 Naomh Naille Hibernian Park BurtCentra Supermarkets U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment28-Aug-2012 St Michaels 1 – 8 0 – 8 Fourmasters TBC28-Aug-2012 Naomh Columba Naomh Colmcille TBC Void28-Aug-2012 Killybegs 2 – 5 3 – 22 Kilcar Fintra ET27-Aug-2012 Bundoran 2 – 7 2 – 12 Naomh Conaill Gaelic Park Bundoran ETDONEGAL NORTH RESULTSDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Sep-2012 Glenswilly 2 – 8 1 – 6 Letterkenny Gaels Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh Columba quarter final extra time if needed02-Sep-2012 Naomh Colmcille Newtown 0 1 – 5 Fanad Gaels Pairc Colmcille Newton quarter final extra time if needed02-Sep-2012 Malin 1 – 8 5 – 6 Red Hughs Malin quarter final extra time if neededMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Sep-2012 Milford 4 – 12 3 – 7 St Eunans B Moyle Park MilfordKavanaghs Supervalu Ballybofey u/15 Division One ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Sep-2012 St Eunans 5 – 4 2 – 6 Burt O Donnell Park-Letterkenny quarter final extra time if needed02-Sep-2012 St Michaels 0 – 4 2 – 11 Gaoth Dobhair Dunfanaghy quarter final extra time if neededMarley Travel U-13 League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 St Eunans C 2 – 3 6 – 6 Glenfin O Donnell Park-LetterkennyKellys Furniture Falcarragh Minor Division Two ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Naomh Padraig Lifford 1 – 9 3 – 8 Burt Pairc Na nGael-Letterkenny first round play off extra time if neededMarley Travel U-13 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Buncrana 11 – 18 1 – 1 Cloughaneely Scarvey-BuncranaMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Red Hughs 2 – 3 3 – 13 Burt Crossroads31-Aug-2012 Convoy 3 – 13 2 – 2 Carndonagh ConvoyMarley Travel U-13 League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Robert Emmets 1 – 5 6 – 10 Urris Pairc EimeadMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Naomh Colmcille Newtown 5 – 7 6 – 9 Malin Pairc Colmcille NewtonMarley Travel U-13 League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Naomh Padraig Muff 1 – 5 0 Downings MuffMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Fanad Gaels 1 – 10 2 – 4 Glenswilly Fanad Gaels PortsalonMarley Travel U-13 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 St Eunans 2 – 11 2 – 4 Sean MacCumhaills O Donnell Park-LetterkennyKellys Furniture Falcarragh Minor Division Two ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Aug-2012 Fanad Gaels 1 – 14 3 – 7 Robert Emmets Fanad Gaels Portsalon quarter final extra time if needed29-Aug-2012 Naomh Colmcille Newtown 3 – 11 2 – 11 Downings Pairc Colmcille Newton quarter final extra time if neededKellys Furniture Falcarragh Minor Division One ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Aug-2012 St Eunans 1 – 16 1 – 4 Gaoth Dobhair O Donnell Park-Letterkenny semi final extra time if needed29-Aug-2012 Buncrana 2 – 9 3 – 7 Cloughaneely Crossroads play off extra time if neededKellys Furniture Falcarragh Minor Division Two ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment27-Aug-2012 Naomh Padraig Lifford 2 – 14 3 – 11 Burt Mac Cumhaill Park first round play off extra time if neededDownings Bay Hotel U-16 Championship Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment27-Aug-2012 Glenswilly 5 – 9 0 – 5 Downings Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh Columba final extra time if neededDONEGAL SOUTH RESULTSU-13 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Aodh Ruadh 1 – 7 7 – 16 Bundoran Aodh RuadhU-13 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Aug-2012 Naomh Brid 2 – 1 7 – 14 Naomh Columba Naomh BridCounty Championship Under 14s Division 2 semi FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Aug-2012 Naomh Naille 3 – 4 1 – 7 Convoy Four Masters Extra Time If NecessaryUnder 14s Division 1 Regional Championship FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Aug-2012 Ardara 1 – 11 6 – 8 Naomh Conaill Na Rossa Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Michael Gallagher & Trevor MellU-13 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Aug-2012 Four Masters 3 – 18 4 – 5 Dungloe Four MastersALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: September 2nd, 2012 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:Donegal GAA resultslast_img read more


first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Winter concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Hart Auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Wendy Langhans at (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Winter band and choir concert, 7 p.m. Thursday in the Valencia Theater at Valencia High School, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 294-1188. Cirque Sur Glace theatrical ice spectacular will feature stars from the world of figure skating, gymnastics, acrobatics and comedy, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Ice Station Valencia, 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $50. Call (866) 468-3399 or visit http://www.TicketWeb.com. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Wendy Langhans at (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 22 and 6:30 p.m. today and Dec. 18 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Dave Storm & The Thunder Creek Band will perform country music, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission: $1.50 for adults, children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Holiday review, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rio Norte Junior High, 28771 Rio Norte Drive, Valencia. Admission: $5. Call (661) 295-3700. center_img Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Things To Do 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. last_img read more


first_imgSAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University women’s golfer Madison Glennie earned recognition for her work off the course as the Missouri Valley Conference named her to its 2016 Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Team.Glennie was tabbed a first-team selection when the league announced its annual honors on Thursday (April 28).Glennie a sophomore from Clear Lake, Fla., owns a perfect 4.0 GPA in English. She was named the MVC Elite 18 Award recipient after the conference tournament earlier this month. Glennie lead the Bulldogs at the league tournament, finishing tied for 15th-place to earn a top-18 flag. She finished the season with a team-best eight top-20 finishes and ended the year with a 77.8 round average.To be eligible for nominations to the MVC Scholar-Athlete teams, nominees must own a cumulative GPA of 3.20 based on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve and have played in at least 75 percent of its team’s matches. Student-athletes also must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution and have completed at least one full academic year at their respective institution.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more