first_imgTaal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Kent Salado added 16 markers, six boards, and six dimes, while Jackson Corpuz poured 14 points and six rebounds for Racal.The Tile Masters seemed to have lost hold of the game after Corpuz inadvertently tapped the ball to an open Rod Ebondo on a rebound play, leading to an open three to push the Bakers up, 86-85, with 1.9 seconds remaining.But Onwubere had other plans as he capped off Racal’s 13-4 windup that overhauled an 82-75 deficit with 2:07 to play.“I brought the shooters in and we’re just going for a decent shot,” said coach Jerry Codinera of the last play. “Sidney was open so I’m glad that he took the shot. I’m happy with the patience he showed on his offense today.”Ebondo topped Cafe France with 30 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks, while Paul Desiderio got 17 markers, four assists, and three boards.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot WATCH: Get to know UST’s Dimdim Pacres in 7 questions “I just shot the ball and I’m happy it went in,” said Onwubere, who poured 24 points on a 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc, to go with his three rebounds and three assists.Sidney Onwubere saves the day for Racal at the buzzer! #PBADLeague pic.twitter.com/owv7kBjEs7FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 21, 2017 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sidney Onwubere celebrates after nailing the game-winning three for Racal. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSidney Onwubere drilled the game-winning three at the buzzer to give Racal an 88-86 victory over Cafe France in Game 1 of their semifinals series in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at Marikina Sports Center.The hardworking forward banked on his scintillating shooting, catching the ball with 1.9 seconds left in the clock and firing the deciding three to put the Tile Masters closer to a Finals berth.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Game 2 is on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Scores:RACAL 88 – Onwubere 24, Salado 16, Corpuz 14, Flores 10, Nambatac 9 Mangahas 7, Dagangon 3, Torres 3, Gabawan 2, Gumaru 0, Terso 0.CAFE FRANCE 86 – Ebondo 30, Desiderio 17, Casino 13, Sedurifa 9, Calisaan 5, Faundo 4, Wamar 3, Arim 2, Manlangit 2, Jeruta 1, Aquino 0, Guinitaran 0.Quarters: 22-20, 39-34, 59-60, 88-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal tieslast_img read more

first_imgThe month of March focuses on women’s history and celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) which champions gender equality. Although there are thousands of women and men fighting each day around the world for change, this month is an opportunity for them to celebrate together the great progress that has been made and to also highlight the great inequalities that remain. Unfortunately, we all know that inequality is still very much a reality; socially, economically and politically. Globally, women’s education, health and incidence of violence are still worse than that of men and changes are not coming fast enough for the millions of women who are suffering from the inequities.The Human Rights Act determines that women should have the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage. Yet almost everywhere around the world, women and girls are still being denied these rights, often simply because of their gender. In many countries, including those that appear to uphold gender laws, some women are still forced into marriages, have little choice but to be subservient to the men in their families, have no rights within the home, have little say in their rights to their own body and are denied access to what are considered basic human liberties.These circumstances necessitate the continued efforts of what began over a century and a half ago when women came together to improve the social, civil and religious conditions and rights of women. Over generations, women have continued to come together to affect staggering changes; changes in mostly democratic ways through meetings, petition drives, lobbying, public speaking and nonviolent resistance.There have also been movements, albeit in the minority, that have been violent and self-sacrificing to the point of starvation and martyrdom. Women who felt they had to use desperate measures in order to be heard. These tactics, depending on your perspective, have hindered or helped the cause along the way; some say it closed doors while others believe the opposite. Nevertheless, women have not been the passive beneficiaries of miraculous changes in laws and human nature, they have worked very deliberately to create a better world; succeeding globally in varying degrees in family life, Government, education and employment. Regrettably, there is a need for so much more.From the 19th century into the 21st, the cause continues relentlessly to ensure women and girls gain full access to their rights; from equal pay to land ownership rights, freedom from violence, to access to education, from maternal health rights to sexual rights. This year, the theme for IWD 2017 is “Be Bold for Change”; encouraging people to step up and take ground-breaking action to help drive gender equality forward by challenging bias and inequality, campaigning against violence, forging women’s advancement, celebrating women’s achievements and championing women’s education. While our rights and conditions vary starkly depending on where we live, even within the same country, the message is that if we are as progressive and as bold as our predecessors (without the violence!), we can be instrumental in the movement for gender equality on many levels.There are other, fundamental ways in which we can support the movement, most obviously by the way we raise the next generation. What we teach our daughters to aspire to, to accept and to fight for and how we teach our sons to act, what to accept and fight for is instrumental in closing the equality gap. Attitudes are not automatic aligned to laws and it is imperative that the ensuing generations attitudes are changed; that they understand and embrace equality.Sadly, it is predicted that it will take another century and half before the gender gap closes completely. Of course that prediction can be redirected if more of us passionately push for change and commit to making unwavering, concerted efforts. So many of us are reaping the benefits of the hard work of the women who came before us, but so many more are living in conditions we can only imagine; the gap between the equality among women is also huge. It is our responsibility to pave the way now for our daughters and ensure each subsequent generation gets closer to the goal. Perhaps when women take more leadership and peace-making roles and have an equal political voice, countries will be transformed and women and girls will have their entitlement of self-determination.last_img read more

first_imgThe local private sector and the Government of Guyana must redouble their efforts to ensure that no stone is left unturned in transforming Guyana into a modern and resilient “green economy” that caters to the socioeconomic needs of its citizenry in an environmentally sustainable manner.This is critical, because Guyana has unparalleled opportunities for green business development, and immense potential to be a green business leader, not follower. It is therefore imperative for the Private Sector Commission (PSC) to be active partners in the effort to realise the immense potential of green business opportunities.This must be done against the backdrop of Guyana’s historic offer of the Iwokrama Rainforest to the Commonwealth as a laboratory for sustainable forest management, and its crafting and implementing of one of the developing world’s first Low Carbon Development Strategies. These are, no doubt, examples of how it has led the way already in the area of green policy creation, environmental sustainability, and the fight against climate change.Also, the move with the Kingdom of Norway, which saw the setting up of the world’s second largest international partnership on climate change and sustainable forests’ management, and, more recently, Government’s commitment to a green development path through the Green State Development Strategy are other examples of how Guyana has made a reputation for itself across the world as a green leader.There is still further potential to be grasped from these initiatives – for business, for Government, and for communities across Guyana. Serious thought must therefore be given to the suggestions made by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association, last year at a business dinner, as to how this could be done.It is no secret, too, that in the manufacturing sector, energy efficiency measures and behavioural change were leading to reduced energy costs in other parts of the world, and many local businesses were moving towards hybrid systems utilising solar technology. And while the private sector could – and should – make progress on its own initiative, its ability to deliver sustainable development outcomes could be elevated through the right kind of enabling environment and, crucially, through public-private partnerships.Additionally, at the policy level, to this day, the Guyana-Norway partnership is a model for forest countries across the world, because of its central themes — protecting forests; earning revenue; using revenue to diversify and green the economy; building resilience to climate change – which were radical back then, but are now the goals that are recognised by others.There is a commitment by Government to power our economy through renewable energy, and several initiatives are being pursued. The LCDS, featuring the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project and the GSDS, opens the door to other options in the future. There is broad consensus on the key economic green sectors, and much work has been done on environmental management systems and conservation of biodiversity. Put together, this is a platform for ambition, not incremental change.Many of our country’s most exciting economic development sectors were outlined originally in the National Development Strategy, and subsequently in the National Competitiveness Strategy.The Low Carbon Development Strategy drew on the National Competitiveness Strategy to set out several low-carbon growth areas, one of them being business process outsourcing. Through a combination of policy and public-private partnerships, we have seen tremendous growth in the business process outsourcing sector, with international operators investing and creating thousands of jobs. Earlier this week, one of the pioneer investors in the sector expanded its operation to create more jobs.This shows that it is possible for key sectors that we recognise today as green growth sectors to be transformed in a relatively short period of time if the enabling environment is in place to encourage investment. Recall, too, that the Government has expressed its intention to continue this theme of developing green economic sectors, and to support initiatives in this regard.All Guyanese should be proud of what we have achieved over many years, but the private sector and Government’s challenge in the months ahead is to ask, ‘What do we need to do to further support greening of businesses and achieving this ambition?’Guyana needs to work towards building public-private partnerships for green projects, and while Government has already initiated several incentive measures to encourage investments in green technologies, consideration should be given to expanding incentives and to considering performance benefits as a means of encouraging businesses.We should work together to push for an internationally recognisable Guyana Brand to act as a Green Label for Guyanese products, which takes on board all our efforts; for example on EITI, EU-FLEGT, having one of the lowest deforestation rates in the world, commitment to renewable energy, etc. Costa Rica and other countries have made progress with this, but it must be argued that Guyana has the potential for a world-leading brand.There is still need for the country to commence a genuine and well-thought-out National Programme for the Greening of Businesses, which can result in the type of outcomes that we seek.last_img read more

first_imgLast week, the dialogue among peace messengers shifted from Sando, Sweden, to Abuja, Nigeria, and this time it was among persons from different ethnic, educational and social backgrounds. Simply put, it was not a homogenous group.The goal was to serve as one of the lead trainers on identity and identity based conflict in West Africa but I ended up picking up a few lessons from the highly interactive and intense training program. Like all peace intervention programs, the lessons learnt are in several dimensions of peace. The training evaluation provided the opportunity to transform practice into theory and revealed the inner core of our being, which to large degree is frail and subject to lots of biases.We learnt that from the training that justice delayed is justice denied and the adage of ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ became profound. And this is for upcoming young Peacebuilders to note: whenever there is conflict, we should not allow this to fester; it should be addressed as quickly as possible because, time, timeliness and timing are not only critical but essential. In our own experience in West Africa, particularly among the Yoruba, issues of culture shock should be addressed as quickly as possible because bottling up could result into explosive dialogue, confrontation and conflict. Like the Yoruba adage says: “An adult cannot be present in the marketplace and allow the neck of a child to twist.”The training also taught us the importance of listening which, according to a Cuban proverb: “Listening looks easy, but it’s not simple. Every head is a world.” Reflective listening is a primary skill in conflict management as this is the pathway to engaging others. I put this into practice at the training as in the words of Paulo Freire, “No one is born fully-formed: it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are.”We also learnt the importance of neutrality, as the lack of objectivity most often clouds our decision making processes and judgments. As humans, we are too quick to make pronouncements and to take sides during dialogue or mediation. The knowledge received during the dialogue and mediation training in Sando, Sweden, came in handy especially on the need for self-reflection and to establish an open space for peace dialogue, not assign blame, takes sides and play favoritism. We learnt never to crack under pressure and to always remain calm, be expressive and assertive. The avoidance tactic of conflict resolution is not a workable strategy among peace builders and we should learn to practice what it is that we preach.Self-preservation and self-recognition among young people is not and should not be an option. In conflict resolution, responsibilities are shared, and blame is not only ascribed to a portion.In developing programs on Adolescents and Peace, it is important to create awareness, clarify values and misconceptions, manage expectations and be flexible to re-write your strategies, plans and at times your goals. Peace-building programs for young people should not be cast in concrete or etched in stones.Until next week, when we continue with Part 5 of Adolescents and Peace and Youth for Youth peace building initiatives, it is peace above all else, peace first, may peace prevail in our time.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_imgFour-time champion Sebastian Vettel was third fastest in the second Ferrari, four-tenths off the pace, ahead of Max Verstappen in the leading Red Bull and Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes.Renault-bound Daniel Ricciardo was sixth in the second Red Bull, but his session was brought to an abrupt early end when he pulled off and parked following what seemed to be a gearbox or engine problem.It signalled another setback for the luckless Australian who has this year had eight race retirements, more than Hamilton in the last five years with Mercedes. Ricciardo, winner of two races this season, is due to start his 150th race on Sunday.Frenchman Romain Grosjean was seventh for Haas ahead of German Nico Hulkenberg and  Spaniard Carlos Sainz in the two Renaults and French protege Esteban Ocon, in his final weekend with Force India.Grosjean was involved in a late clash with compatriot Pierre Gasly, who replaces Ricciardo at Red Bull next season. The pair came together when Gasly gesticulated at Grosjean and drove straight on, his Toro Rosso glancing off the Haas as bodywork parts flew off. Neither man was hurt.Times Saturday in the third practice for te Abu Dhabi Grand Prix:Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 1:37.176, 2. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Ferrari) 1:37.464, 3. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Ferrari) 1:37.587, 4. Max Verstappen (NED/Red Bull-TAG Heuer) 1:37.747, 5. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Mercedes) 1:37.933, 6. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Red Bull-TAG Heuer) 1:38.090, 7. Romain Grosjean (FRA/Haas-Ferrari) 1:38.304, 8. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Renault) 1:38.850, 9. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/Renault) 1:38.970, 10. Esteban Ocon (FRA/Racing Point Force India) 1:39.011, 11. Sergio Perez (MEX/Racing Point Force India) 1:39.053, 12. Brendon Hartley (NZL/Toro Rosso-Honda) 1:39.074, 13. Charles Leclerc (MON/Sauber-Ferrari) 1:39.282, 14. Kevin Magnussen (DEN/Haas-Ferrari) 1:39.612, 15. Pierre Gasly (FRA/Toro Rosso-Honda) 1:39.740, 16. Fernando Alonso (ESP/McLaren) 1:39.974, 17. Marcus Ericsson (SWE/Sauber-Ferrari) 1:39.997, 18. Lance Stroll (CAN/Williams-Mercedes) 1:40.117, 19. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL/McLaren) 1:40.233, 20. Sergey Sirotkin (RUS/Williams-Mercedes) 1:41.1820Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lewis Hamilton was fastest in third practice session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix© AFP GIUSEPPE CACACEABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov 25 – Newly crowned five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton topped the times for Mercedes in Saturday’s third and final free practice ahead of Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.As the high temperatures at the Yas Marina circuit affected tyre behaviour and wear, the 33-year-old Briton clocked a best lap in one minute and 37.176 seconds to outpace Sauber-bound Finn Kimi Raikkonen, in his final race with Ferrari, by 0.288 seconds.last_img read more

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online…Arsenal have stepped up their attempts to land £24m-rated Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. (Daily Mirror)The Gunners are also interested in Marseille midfielder Mario Lemina. The 22-year-old Gabon international is currently on loan at Juventus. (Le 10 Sport)Southampton defender Jose Fonte is trying to persuade Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to return to St Mary’s. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has said he wants Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign for the Red Devils when he leaves PSG this summer. (The Sun)Everton have sounded out former Argentina and Chile boss Marcelo Bielsa to be their next manager, with Roberto Martinez under increasing pressure from fans. (Goal.com)Former Everton boss David Moyes and ex-Leicester manager Nigel Pearson are the leading contenders for the Aston Villa job. (Daily Telegraph)Swansea City hope to lure Brendan Rodgers back to the Liberty Stadium as the Welsh club edge towards a potential £140millio takeover. (Daily Telegraph)The long-term future of West Ham star Diafra Sakho is in doubt after he failed to show up for Saturday’s game against Arsenal. The Hammers striker ruled himself out of the clash with a sore knee and then decided not to attend. He is set for showdown talks with Slaven Bilic this week. (Daily Star)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Jose Mourinho: I WILL return to management in the summer and I would prefer to stay in EnglandManchester United boss Louis van Gaal: I would have liked to have taken over Tottenham HotspurManuel Pellegrini assures Manchester City fans after Sergio Aguero injury worryLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp impressed by fringe players in comfortable win over Stoke City‘It’s important to believe’ – Mauricio Pochettino urges Tottenham to remain confident in Premier League title raceArsenal FC: ‘Leicester have exposed Wenger’s excuses as a sham and Kroenke doesn’t care’ says Piers MorganYaya Toure’s agent issues contract ultimatum to Manchester CityWATCH: Manchester United flop Shinji Kagawa’s SENSATIONAL goal for Borussia DortmundLa Liga round up: Sporting remain in bottom three with defeat to Celtalast_img read more

first_imgThe missile’s warhead will be removed and replaced with a telemetry package to capture and relay test information. The test is slated to occur in late 2007. The system was also designed to be as maintenance-friendly as possible. A pod carrying the system can be installed in less than 10 minutes. The quick installation means there won’t be gate or departure delays, Pledger said. At 500 pounds, the system weighs about the equivalent of two passengers and their luggage, Pledger said. Flight testing at the Mojave Airport showed that the addition of the pod on the aircraft is well within the Department of Homeland Security’s goal of adding less than 1 percent additional drag. Northrop Grumman used the Mojave Airport for flight testing to meet Federal Aviation Administration certification requirements for flying the altered jetliners. As new additional types of aircraft are selected for the installation of the system, that work will come to Mojave. “When we do the modifications and testing for the FAA, we do that at Mojave,” Pledger said. “The Mojave Airport is ideally suited for that.” The system is being developed under a Department of Homeland Security effort to find ways to protect jets from shoulder-launched missiles the federal government says have been acquired by at least 27 terrorist groups. In addition to Northrop Grumman, the Department of Homeland Security also issued a similar contract to BAE Systems to develop anti-missile systems. Interest in pursuing a protective system surged after a November 2002 attack against an Israeli jetliner in which two shoulder-launched missiles were fired as it was taking off from an airport in Kenya. That aircraft escaped serious damage. About a year later, a cargo jetliner was damaged by a missile while taking off from an airport in Baghdad. Homeland Security officials say that while there is no credible, specific intelligence information about planned shoulder-launched missile attacks against U.S. commercial aircraft, they are aggressively pursuing technologies to counter the potential threat. The Department of Homeland Security set a goal for the two contractor teams to come up with systems that would cost $1 million or less by the time the 1,000th unit is produced. “We think we will be able to reach that ($1 million mark) by the 200th or 300th unit, depending on what type of program they want,” Pledger said. In previous phases of the system’s development, Northrop Grumman completed a 16-month flight test program that included the use of a ground-based electronic missile surrogate to simulate the launch of a shoulder-fired missile toward aircraft during takeoff and landing. The tests were performed on both an MD-11 and a 747 aircraft. In each test, the Guardian system functioned flawlessly, automatically detecting the simulated launch and mock missile, company officials said. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – Northrop Grumman will continue development of an anti-terrorism system for jetliners under a Department of Homeland Security contract, an effort that could lead to additional flight test work at the Mojave Airport. Northrop Grumman has received a $55.4 million contract to continue the development of a system aimed at decoying shoulder-launched missiles fired at jetliners. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will build 12 missile defense systems it calls Guardian; modify 11 MD-10 cargo aircraft to handle the system; and fly nine of the systems aboard MD-10 aircraft. “We have the technical issues in hand,” said Jack Pledger, Northrop Grumman’s director of business development for infrared countermeasures. “It’s the operational issues that need to be taken care of. What we need to prove is the reliability of the system.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe Guardian system is contained in a pod that is mounted on a jet’s belly. Four sensors detect an approaching missile, which is then tracked by an infrared camera. A laser signal is beamed at the missile to confuse its heat-seeking guidance system and decoy it away from the jetliner target. At the end of the 18-month contract, Northrop Grumman will have 12,000 hours of operational experience with the system on aircraft in a real-world environment, Pledger said. Similar technology has been in use by the military since 2000. However, there are a number of challenges to making the system practical for commercial airlines, including reducing maintenance. Military systems require maintenance after a few hours of flying, something that is not practical in a commercial operation, officials said. This phase of the development will include a live-fire test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test will use a cable car riding wires between two mountain ranges and propane burners to simulate aircraft engines. “As far as the missile can see, it looks like an airplane,” Pledger said of the test article. last_img read more

first_imgAlan Stubbs insists Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has only himself to blame for his side’s failure to beat Everton, and questions whether the German ‘gets’ the Merseyside derby.The Kop boss elected to leave Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino on the bench at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, and was furious after his team was denied victory by Wayne Rooney’s late penalty.Klopp felt the referee blundered by awarding the spot-kick after Dominic Calvert-Lewin was bundled over by Dejan Lovren, but Stubbs thinks the former Borussia Dortmund needs to focus more on his own part in his team’s inability to claim all three points.Speaking to Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, former Everton favourite Stubbs said: “ I would have been delighted when I saw Liverpool’s team yesterday. It’s not to say that it was a considerably weaker team, but when you don’t play your best players in a derby…“A lot of Liverpool fans would have turned up to the game thinking, ‘what’s he doing’? This is a derby, it’s not just another game, and I think foreign coaches sometimes don’t get it as much. He’s got only himself to blame really.“I honestly think with those players [Coutinho and Firmino] on the pitch it would have been really hard for Everton to get a result.“No disrespect to [Dominic] Solanke but, if you put Coutinho up there, as a defender you’re thinking, ‘oh, no’. The movement is completely different, the link-up play is different, the speed is different.“Klopp has got to hold his hands up, and I think he did that after the game. When he was questioned about his team selection he said, ‘I appreciate that, that’s my department, I’ll take it [the criticism] if that’s the case’, but he certainly looked a frustrated man.“And he’s got only himself to blame.”last_img read more

first_imgPALMDALE – Landlord training classes will be conducted by the city’s office of public safety to explain laws and regulations on property management for apartment owners and managers. The classes will be Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the administration training room at Palmdale City Hall, 38300 Sierra Highway. Attendance at both evening classes is mandatory to complete the training program. Landlord training classes are open to anyone who owns or manages a rental property. Participants need not be a resident or own property in Palmdale to attend. The classes are a required component for owners or managers of Palmdale buildings wishing to acquire certification under the city of Palmdale’s Partners Against Crime program. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThe class fee is $25 for the first person from an organization and $10 for each additional person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for class attendance. For more information or to register, contact Community Relations Specialist Kelly Long at (661) 267-5172. 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

first_imgSunderland manager Jack Ross has completed the signing of Dylan McGeouch.The former Celtic midfielder has penned a four-year-deal with the Wearside club following the expiration of his Hibs contract.McGeouch joined the Easter Road side in 2014 – initially on loan on from Celtic, before signing permanently in August 2015.The 25-year-old was part of the Hibernian side who won the Scottish Cup in May 2016, ending the club’s 114-year wait for the trophy. At the end of last season, McGeouch made his Scotland debut, playing in back-to-back defeats to Peru and Mexico.McGeouch now teams up with former St Mirren manager Ross at the Black Cats as they look to get out of League One at the first attempt.Speaking about his arrival, Ross hailed his latest addition, he told Sunderland’s website: “Dylan has been really good for Hibernian and that’s culminated in him earning international recognition.“There were a lot of teams interested in him because he’s at a good stage in his career and he’s absolutely desperate to come down to England and show people how good a player he is. “The fans will like him because he’s got a lot of quality.”last_img read more