Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018 DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors poses for a picture during the Golden State Warriors media day in Oakland, California. – Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins, targeting a January 18 NBA season debut after nearly a year sidelined by injury, will start immediately upon his return, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said January 10, 2019. “Yeah I’ll start him,” Kerr told reporters at a Warriors practice. “After that, everything’s on the table. We have to figure out what the rotations will look like, how many minutes he can play. (Photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, who hasn’t played in nearly a year, remains on track for a Friday return when the reigning NBA champions visit the Los Angeles Clippers.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday before Golden State faced Denver in a showdown of Western Conference leaders that steady progress has continued for Cousins, who was sidelined after surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “It’s a relief. It’s been a long year for me, a lot of ups and downs,” Cousins said last week. “But the finish line is ahead and I’m extremely excited to be back on the floor.”Cousins will make his debut for Golden State after being signed to a one-year free agent deal last July. He spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans after seven campaigns with the Sacramento Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFour-time NBA All-Star Cousins joining a team that has already reached the past four NBA Finals and won three of them raised talk of the Warriors ruining the league, their domination set to be complete with a potential starting lineup of All-Stars in Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Cousins.The Warriors have worked with Cousins on how he might blend with the current Golden State lineup, giving the reigning champions even more versatility and talent in matchups with foes. Manny Pacquiao talks about his career at breakfast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s a relief. It’s been a long year for me, a lot of ups and downs,” Cousins said last week. “But the finish line is ahead and I’m extremely excited to be back on the floor.”Cousins was injured on January 26 of last year, four days after he became the first NBA player in 46 years with 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game. The injury came in the final seconds of a 115-113 Pelicans victory over Houston in which Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.The 28-year-old American says he has not changed the way he plays the game despite sitting out almost a year.“Same person. I play with a chip on my shoulder,” Cousins said. “I use different things as fuel to keep me moving forward. I’m looking forward to proving myself on the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments
Dear Editor,There is a story that is told about Bob Marley. Bob Marley was shot while at his home (Jamaica) in December 1976, two days before he was due to perform at a concert. The story goes that when he showed up to perform at the concert and was asked how he found the strength and courage to show up, he answered, “The people who are trying to make this world worse…they are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness.”I am reminded of a group of people in Georgetown, Guyana who lit up the darkness in a way that Guyanese have seldom seen. They are the civil society group the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM). The entire country watched in awe as this group went up against City Hall and exposed its corrupt negotiations, stopping them in their tracks.The sheer awesomeness of the strength and power of a spontaneous movement of Guyanese united against injustice was a small signal of the potential of a United Guyana. A secondary but no less important observation is that the organisers who were a part of MAPM had more knowledge, principle, and a greater sense of justice than those corrupt officials in City Hall. What if these roles can be reversed? Dare we dream of a day when principled, decent, law-abiding Guyanese are the administrators of the city? What would Georgetown be like if the best of us, instead of the worst of us, were its administrators?At a national level, politics is dominated by opportunism. There is no space within the major political parties for development-focused individuals. They are pushed to the side while the biggest opportunists take centre-stage. The moral corruption has now been completely extended into the public sector, where the ruling party decides who is hired and who is fired. When the Guyanese politicians invite qualified, competent, overseas-based Guyanese professionals to return to Guyana, they need to add the fine print ‘to be our stooge or to do our bidding.’The political culture of Guyana is now so corrupt that the worst of us are elevated into positions of power at both National Elections and at Local Government Elections, creating a huge human resource crisis and condemning us to permanent Third World status. Decent, law-abiding, straight-thinking citizens and professionals are marginalised, pushed out and excluded from the decision-making processes of nation building, and replaced by weak-minded individuals.Guyana is a Third World country, and will remain a Third World country because the best and most qualified of us are deliberately excluded from being involved in decision-making and administration. This is a direct consequence of an opportunistic political culture. The human resource crisis that is facing the nation and stifling our development is a created crisis that can be reversed, but only if there is a radical change in the political culture. The impetus for change has to come from the people of Guyana. If we fail to take our responsibilities to our nation seriously, especially with the threat by the military-industrial complex on the horizon, we can be assured that we are the only ones taking the day off.Sincerely,Sandra Khan
In seeking to address the concerns of an ongoing river dispute which had led to the detention of severalNatural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanIndigenous fishermen in the Orealla environs, President of Guyana David Granger recently met his Surinamese counterpart Dési Bouterse to discuss, among other issues, the territorial spat.This was revealed by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman at the National Toshao Conference (NTC) on Wednesday at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.The revelations were disclosed after Orealla Toshao, David Henry, expressed fear over the actions by tje Suriname military, who earlier this year, detained nine fishermen from the Orealla/Siparuta district whilst the fishermen had been plying their trade in the Corentyne River, their only means of sustenance.“If the Suriname [military] do more seriously, we will suffer,” the Toshao stated. He then asked the Natural Resources Minister to explain Government’s position on the river dispute and its plans to ensure the safety of the Amerindian fishermen.In response, Minister Trotman opined that this dispute is a matter which has “besieged Guyana” for some time, noting that Government, through many avenues, is advocating for the issue to be resolved. He informed that the Surinamese patrols are still continuing.“We are quite aware of presence of Surinamese patrols on the river [and] the President himself is intricately and actively involved…[Granger] recently met with the President of Suriname and the matter is on the agenda,” Trotman noted. He added that the Public Security Ministry is involved while pointing out that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is actually “handling” the issue.It was in January this year that reports surfaced of the detention, with the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry later announcing that it had commenced investigations on the matter involving the Dutch-speaking country.The nine men who had been detained in Suriname were later released. The men – Armaan Edwards, Genovese Davair, Alistair Peneux, George Edwards, Ackley Felix, Bob Peneux, Rodrick Herman, Edward Herman and Clifton Edwards – had claimed that they had been engaged in subsistence fishing in the Corentyne River at the time of their detention.The Ministry in a release had noted that the men were using hooks and lines and were in small boats and canoes. According to the statement, the men had been taken some 30 miles upriver to Apoera in Suriname where that country’s military had processed and later released them.“Some had to paddle for hours to get back home. The matter was immediately reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is engaging that Ministry’s attention,” the ministry had stated.That incident was not the first of its kind. In 2000, Suriname gunboats removed a Canadian oil drilling company which had been given permission by the Guyana Government to search for oil in the Corentyne.
…as PPAM/PCM training programme launches in GuyanaAs several senior public service officials, mainly Permanent Secretaries (PSs) and Regional Executive Officers (REOs), gathered for the opening of a Public Policy Analysis Management and Project Cycle Management Training Programme, they were urged to step up their game and make more effort to become efficient in handling Government’s affairs on a daily basis.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon delivering the feature address at the opening of the Public Policy Analysis Management and Project Cycle Management Training Programme being held at Grand Coastal HotelThis advice was given by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who delivered the feature address at the opening of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-sponsored workshop that started as an online study programme and on Monday continued with face-to-face interactions, deliberations and discussions.Harmon said the role of these senior public officials, who are decision makers and senior technicians within the public sector, was one which was important to the Government. “And as you are well aware, there is cause to have serious conversations with PSs and REOs with respect to the manner in which we were handling our responsibilities…We have to step up our game and become better,” he asserted.The Minister told the participants that they should not see their role as clerks. “The Ministers of the Government lays out policies and you are responsible for administration. So, do not see yourself as pen pushers and paper pushers. You have an important responsibility in ensuring that the projects which have been identified and for which budgetary allocations have been made, that they are carried out.”Participants from various Government Ministries are taking part in the trainingHe also noted that the management of the Finance Ministry recognised the need for improvement in the way public sector projects were handled. “We recognised that in our Green State Development Strategy, that there were several innovative projects which we were embracing and which we will soon roll out…We must learn how to manage these effectively,” he added.Harmon also used the opportunity to thank the CDB for choosing Guyana as one of three Caribbean countries selected to participate in the revised pilot programme. He noted that Guyana’s Public Sector Improvement Programme (PSIP) is largely funded by international donor agencies like the CDB.“This developmental partnership has seen Guyana benefiting from many loans and grants administered through the Ministry of Finance. These funds are usually aimed at social and economic infrastructural projects providing skills training and support for Small and Medium Enterprises.”The Minister said the training was not only timely but it was also in keeping with Government’s commitment to the creation of a highly-skilled professional public service and to build the capacity of our human capital. He highlighted some of the work the Government has done to improve the public service, especially with the launching of the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service, among others.CDB Consultant Coordinator Reginald Graham said more than 2300 public officials, including 200 from Guyana, were being trained based on the home-grown needs of individual Member States. He said based on a visit by a CDB team in 2016 and follow-up work, the training programme has been crafted specifically for Guyana. He said already, online courses have been pursued by the Guyanese participants and plans were in the pipeline to train trainers who would continue to train the relevant public servants.The training aims to minimise disparities between policy commitments and the implementation of projects and programmes, build capacity, and assist to increase the rate of project implementation. It focuses on the areas of policy development and implementation, risk management, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, and other critical topics, including cross-cutting themes.The PPAM and PCM Training Programme is the most recent iteration of training initiatives introduced by CDB, to strengthen efficiency and build capacity across the Region. It promotes a sustainable, country-led approach to professional development that responds to national needs.
0Shares0000Leicester’s new manager Claude Puel, pictured in April 2017, said we wants to put the club back on an even keel after a fairytale Premier League Championship followed by a near brush with relegation © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 27 – New Leicester boss Claude Puel said on Friday he aims to bring consistency to the club after a rollercoaster few years in which they have dodged relegation and won the Premier League before struggling again.Leicester won the Championship in 2014, staved off relegation the following season against the odds and then became Premier League champions in a fairytale 2015-2016 season under Claudio Ranieri. But the club, which finished 12th in the Premier League last season, have struggled this term, with Puel replacing Craig Shakespeare as manager following a six-match winless run in the league that left them in the relegation zone.Puel wants to find the right balance to put the club back on an even keel.“Leicester is still a young club that is evolving. It’s not long since they were promoted from the Championship,” said the former Southampton boss as he addressed the media for the first time.“I think the team need confidence and a little more consistency. This club has lived fantastic moments in the past few years, winning the Premier League and playing in the Champions League. And low moments again perhaps at the beginning of this season, but it is important to find a good consistency and balance.”Michael Appleton won both games during his short spell as caretaker manager, with a win at Swansea lifting Leicester out of the relegation zone and victory over Leeds putting them in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.Puel, whose first game in charge is at home to Everton on Sunday, wants to maintain the momentum Appleton has built and says his assistant has an important role to play during the early part of his tenure as manager.“We will try to keep the confidence and the feeling of the last two games without changing a lot of things because it is important to keep the habits from these games,” said Puel.“It is important to take points and to come back if possible in the top half of the table and step by step work with the players and improve the quality of the team.“That is why it is important to work with Michael Appleton as he knows very well the team and the structures. It is important for me to have a trainer who can help me with the relationship with the players as it helps prevent bad decisions.”Puel also confirmed that Pascal Plancque, who worked with him at Southampton, would be joining him at Leicester.“Pascal is the same importance as Michael — he is a good person also like Michael and a good trainer,” said Puel.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Yet despite a short close-season break, he has been given the captaincy by Mourinho and performed impressively.The issue of post-World Cup fatigue has been debated extensively be club managers, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane the most high-profile example of those sturggling to replicate their best form.Mourinho, though, thinks that Pogba’s success with France has given the midfielder an extra surge of energy.“I think good results, and good performances, they make miracles,” said Mourinho at his press conference on Friday.“And bad results and bad performances, they make you look more tired, more upset, more ugly, more everything.”Mourinho’s remarks are likely to be welcomed by Pogba especially as the Portuguese had reportedly angered the 25-year-old last month when he implied Pogba played much better for France at the World Cup than he did for United last season as he was not surrounded by his entourage.“Paul came back from the World Cup, and he was the last one to come because he played the final,” said Mourinho.“But I think the happiness, the confidence, the self-esteem was what pushed him to play in our first match against Leicester almost without training and he played a very good match.“It’s more about the moment and the momentum is very important — in both the positive and negative way.”– ‘Difficult season’ –Mourinho has indicated Pogba’s compatriot Anthony Martial, despite scoring against Young Boys in the Champions League this week, will drop to the bench against Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday to make way for Alexis Sanchez, who was an unused substitute on Wednesday.Asked why he was dropping him to bring back the Chilean, the United manager replied Martial had played the whole game and Sanchez not taken part at all.Mourinho’s side go into the weekend six points behind leaders Chelsea, having lost two of their opening five matches, at Brighton and at home to Tottenham.However, with his side having won their past three matches in all competitions, Mourinho believes his team are showing they are better than they were last season, when they finished runners-up to Manchester City in the Premier League.“I am optimistic, but it will be a difficult season, yes,” he said.“I don’t change that because we won two matches in the Premier League.“You see the level of the teams — you see Liverpool’s squad, Manchester City’s squad, Chelsea’s squad, Tottenham’s squad, and Arsenal are improving.“I am not saying we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collected a very acceptable level of points. But I think we are going to be a better team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000World Cup has given Paul Pogba a boost – Mourinho © AFP / Alain GROSCLAUDEManchester, United Kingdom, Sep 22 – Paul Pogba’s fine form for Manchester United this season is evidence that post-World Cup hangovers are as much mental as physical, according to the club’s manager Jose Mourinho.Pogba played a crucial role in France’s path to being crowned world champions — scoring a sublime goal in the final against Croatia — in Russia in July.
However, the formidable sight of Simeone’s side stands in their way.Since the Argentine took charge in 2011, Atletico have reached five European semi-finals in seven seasons, winning the Europa League in 2012 and reaching the Champions League final in 2014 and 2016.Costa was a constant thorn in Arsenal’s side during three years at Chelsea, scoring three times and losing just once in six meetings with the Gunners.But he has been sidelined since picking up a hamstring strain in Atletico’s quarter-final, second leg at Sporting Lisbon.“We will try to evaluate all the factors. We will speak among the doctors, himself and I to decide what the team needs most,” said Simeone on whether Costa will start or kept in reserve from the bench.“Yesterday he trained well and we will do what we deem to be right.“In Spain and England there are many teams that have suffered because of his characteristics not just Arsenal.”In contrast to Arsenal, Atletico are already assured their place in next season’s Champions League as they sit second, ahead of Real Madrid, in La Liga.However, despite punching above their weight against the might of Barcelona and Real Madrid under Simeone, Atletico haven’t won a trophy since 2014.Winning the Europa League in Simeone’s first season in charge in 2012 set the platform to win La Liga two years later, and he hopes recreating that winning feeling will spark another era of success.“Being a champion is different and the best teams in the world get stronger because of it,” he added.“It gave us the conviction and certainty that we were on the right road. Then the other titles came: Copa del Rey, La Liga, Spanish and European Super Cups, the two lost (Champions League) finals.“Now it has been a while since we won a trophy, but we keep trying.”Wenger also enjoyed great success in his first decade in charge of Arsenal, winning three Premier League titles.However, despite growing frustration from Arsenal fans over their inability to compete for the Premier League or Champions League in recent seasons, Simeone was glowing in his praise for Wenger’s durability.“I have admiration for a great professional. To be able stay so long at such a big club he had to reinvent himself.“I still think of myself as a young coach. I try to observe, learn and admire (his work). Coaches are always open (to criticism) and the place he has held in world football is marvellous.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa – fit to face Arsenal on Thursday © AFP / Ben STANSALLLON DON, United Kingdom, Apr 25 – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.Arsenal are hoping to bid farewell to outgoing manager Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge by winning the Frenchman’s first European trophy, and securing qualification for next season’s Champions League in the process.
GAA chiefs have paid a poignant tribute to the late RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta broadcaster Séamus Mac Geidigh ahead of this evening’s clash between Donegal and Dublin. The former broadcaster sadly passed away last month which left his family, friends and colleagues absolutely devastated. His outstanding work as a sports broadcaster for Raidio Na Gaeltachta resulted in him being a household figure nationwide in GAA circles.Donegal face Dublin this evening, and how he will be missed in the press box – his professionalism and knowledge will be irreplaceable.In the match programme for the All-Ireland quarter-final this evening, a beautiful tribute was paid to an outstanding GAA broadcaster.He was a passionate GAA man and an avid supporter of Donegal football and his commentary on games were legendary. He’ll be watching over all of us today, and hopefully Donegal can record a famous win.GAA pay tribute to the late great Séamus Mac Géidigh was last modified: August 6th, 2016 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:GAAnewsRadio na GaeltachtaSeamus Nic GeidighSporttribute
IT’S Ireland’s most northerly point – and notorious for its variable weather. Summers can be beautiful, while the rest of the country is showered in rain.But Malin Head in a windy December day is another together different experience.As this video shows….. DDTV: CAPTURING MALIN HEAD ON A DARK DECEMBER DAY was last modified: December 18th, 2011 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:donegal weatherMalin Head
Santa Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-3422. Teen Writing Workshop, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125. AHA! (Artists Helping Artists) will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Trish Lester at (661) 254-1242 or e-mail AHA@Trish Lester.com. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Classics Book Club will meet, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Reptile Club for ages 7-12 will meet, 1-2 p.m. and for ages 13-17 will meet, 2-3 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY