Ready? Stars in flux as tennis season starts

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Two decades of Federer, and still going strong As the new tennis season gets under way this weekend, several top players are in flux with questions over their form and fitness. AFP Sport looks at the varying fortunes of seven big names.Serena WilliamsADVERTISEMENT Image: Facebook/@andymurrayofficialFitness doubts linger over the British former world number one, who has also been off the circuit since July after suffering a hip injury. Murray, 30, began last season as the world number one but he has far more modest goals heading into 2018. “I want to get back to playing tennis, I want to be fit and healthy and that is what is driving me just now,” he told Sky Sports this week. “I was pretty unhealthy for most of this year and I am getting there but it is a slow process,” he added.Victoria AzarenkaVictoria Azarenka, of Belarus, holds the trophy after defeating Serena Williams in a finals match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Indian Wells, Calif. Azarenka won, 6-4, 6-4. APAzarenka’s return from maternity leave this year was complicated by a custody battle over her one-year-old, which forced her to miss much of the season. With her ranking down at 210, the Belarusian former world number one has been handed a wildcard to play the Australian Open, a tournament she has won twice. However, as the legal case drags on, Azarenka announced her withdrawal from next month’s Auckland Classic for personal reasons, casting doubt over her participation in Melbourne.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not having played a match since January, and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off because she is expecting a baby. Thanks to a calendar quirk, Williams moved up one spot from No. 2, swapping places with Angelique Kerber. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)The American great is attempting one of the great comebacks in sport as she returns to the court just four months after becoming a mother. Williams, who welcomed her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September, will play an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi on Saturday against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Williams, who hasn’t played since she won the Australian Open 11 months ago — while pregnant — is expected to defend her title in Melbourne next month. Williams, 36, has won an Open-era record of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, and now stands to equal Margaret Court’s all-time mark of 24. She will take heart from the example of Belgium’s Kim Clijsters, who retired for two years and started a family before winning the 2009 US Open, in what was dubbed the ‘mother of all comebacks’.Maria SharapovaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMaria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning her women’s singles final match against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus at the Tianjin Open tennis tournament in Tianjin on October 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZhaoRussia’s Sharapova will look for a strong start to her season at the Shenzhen Open after a mixed return to the circuit in April following a 15-month drugs ban. The five-time major-winner, one of the highest earners in women’s sport, suffered a string of early defeats before she broke through to win the Tianjin Open in October — her first title since 2015. Next month, Sharapova will play her first Australian Open since 2016 after improving her ranking to 59th. Her best Grand Slam performance of 2017 was reaching the last 16 at the US Open.Rafael NadalDefying all expectations, Nadal brilliantly revived his glory days in 2017, winning his 10th French Open and third US Open title, and finishing the season as world number one. But familiar injury doubts have made for an uncertain start to the new campaign as Nadal, 31, pulled out of the Brisbane International saying he was “not ready”. Reports have cast doubt over Nadal’s recovery from a right knee injury after he earlier withdrew from an exhibition appearance in Abu Dhabi. However, Nadal says he’ll play the Australian Open and he has made a habit of overcoming fitness problems throughout his long career. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Roger Federer Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates at match point after beating Jack Sock of the United States in their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)The 36-year-old also rolled back the years in 2017 and is showing no signs of slowing down as he builds towards his Australian Open title defence. Federer says he’s fit and ready after a “great” off-season as he returns to action at the Hopman Cup in Perth, starting on Saturday. Much will depend on the health of his ‘Big Four’ rivals, but Federer could continue to set new standards for longevity this year.Novak DjokovicSerbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a point against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 4, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERGCan the ‘Djoker’ regain his smile? King Novak ruled tennis for nearly two years until a sudden loss of form, coinciding with speculation over his private life, in mid-2016. The 12-time major-winner hasn’t played since retiring from the Wimbledon quarter-finals with an elbow injury in July, and he shapes as an unknown quantity heading into the new season. Djokovic, who has Andre Agassi in his coaching team, has his first hit-out against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in Abu Dhabi on Friday.Andy MurrayADVERTISEMENT 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

‘Double Joy’

first_imgAs part of celebration activities marking the country’s 168th Independence Day, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Sinkor Old Road branch donated several items to at least eight mothers who had just given birth on the auspicious occasion of Liberia’s 168th independence anniversary.Pastor Majek Folorunsho, who made the donations to the baby mothers at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center in Sinkor on July 26, informed the beneficiaries that items presented to them was the church’s way of identifying with mothers who have just delivered babies at the hospital, especially during the July 26 festive season.He did not disclose value of the donated items, but said it was God that made the project realize a vision to identify with the mothers, noting that the best celebration for this day is to identify with the needy, sick and those that are afflicted.“Children are blessings from God, but being born on the birthday of their country is a double joy for the family and we are happy to share that joy also with their parents,” Pastor Folorunsho said. He said Liberians should see their country’s independence anniversary as a day to reflect upon individual life success, and the level of contribution one can make to redeem Liberia by making the country better at all times. The Items that were donated to the babies’ mothers included sanitary materials, detergents and a single set of baby-tub to the kids that were delivered first.In many cases, he said, only few people can have that immediate support to care for their newly born baby; that is why it was necessary for the church to intervene. Pastor Folorunsho called on the public to exhibit charity to their fellow Liberians that are in need, because their failure to do so would be interpreted as disregard to their plight.Pastor Folorunsho noted that his church would continue praying for peace in Liberia, asking the Heavenly Father for more blessings and prosperity. Asatu Diallo, the mother of the baby who received the tub expressed gratitude to the church leadership for the gift items, adding that the kind gesture from the church was an indication that God work in mysterious ways.Asatu said the assistance from the church was timely for the mothers and it will go a long way for some of them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Young talents shine at ‘B’ Division badminton tournament

first_imgA tournament with the purpose of identifying and giving young talents a platform to showcase their skills was hosted on Friday evening. After intense badminton action, Easa Sanichara and Christina Kumar emerged victorious in the male and female categories respectively, while Matthew Beharry and Kaylie Anthony championed the consolation round.The winners row in the ‘B’ Division tournamentThe night began with the first round seeing Isaac Mallampati defeating Matthew Beharry 21-17, 18-21, 16-21; Sekhar Mallampati overcoming Xavier Anthon 21-14, 21-11; and Mahendar Sharma tasting victory against Shimron Lewis 21-16, 21-13.The male quarterfinal saw Easa Sanichara continuing in fine form, as he defeated Elion Beaton 21-4, 21-12. Isaac Mallampati sipped victory after he took on Damian Waithe and won 21-12, 26-24. Hemraj Beharry defeated Sekhar Mallampati 22-20, 21-13; and Jamal Shamsudeen overcame Mahendar Sharma 21-17, 21-3.In the semifinal, Easa Sanichara kept his slate clean with another win, this time against Isaac Mallampati 21-14, 21-12. The second semi saw Hemraj Beharry defeating Jamal Shamsudeen 21-11, 21-16.The final between Sanichara and Beharry was intensely contested by the two up-and-coming players. Easa Sanichara took the first set easily, 21-16. Beharry fought back in the second set, matching points with Sanichara, but could not hold out, and conceded defeat in a 22-20 set.On the female side of things, Stephine Sajar overpowered Gabriella Hinks 21-4, 21-7; Sacha Parmanand won against Kaylie Anthon 21-6, 21-12; Jayde DaSilva defeated Khaya Boswick 21-7, 21-10; and Ashley Escarraga enjoyed a win against Jonique Adams 21-6, 21-4.Moving forward past the quarterfinal round were Christine Kumar, Emelia Ramdhani, Anna Perreira and Ayanna Watson, who defeated Stephine Sajar 21-12, 21-7; Sacha Parmanand 21-10, 21-6; Jayde DaSilva 21-12, 21-15; and Ashley Escarraga 21-10, 21-5 respectively.Both female semifinals went to three sets, following avid competition from both competitors. Emelia Ramdhani won her first set against Christine Kumar 21-19, but Kumar came from behind to take the next two sets for the win: 9-21, 14-21. The second semi saw Anna Perreira booking her place in the final after winning the first set 21-12. Her opponent, Ayanna Watson, fought valiantly to take the second set 19-21, but did not have enough to win the third, which was won by Perreira 21-15.Christine Kumar emerged as the better of the two competitors in the final, after she easily defeated Anna Perreira 21-8, 21-2.The men’s singles consolation finals saw Matthew Beharry defeating Shimron Lewis 21-16, 21-17.On the other hand, Kaylie Anthon and Khaya Boswick sealed their places in the female consolation final after defeating Gabriella Hinks 21-12, 21-10, and Jonique Adams 21-12, 21-4 respectively.Later on, Kaylie Anthon took the consolation win after she overpowered Khaya Boswick 21-11, 21-17.The E-Networks Easter ‘B’ Division Badminton Tournament was hosted in hopes of exposing second tier players, and as such excluded the participation of national and ‘A’-listed payers.last_img read more

Guyana featured on cover of int’l travel magazine

first_imgGuyana has scored the coveted spot on the cover of the June/July 2019 issue of the international Travel Agent Magazine, as the country continues to make leaps in the tourism sector, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported.The cover of this edition of the magazine features the majestic Kaieteur Falls, the world’s largest single-drop waterfall. The edition features a special report on Guyana, by writer Adam Leposa, who tells of his “first-hand look at the intriguing, emerging destination of Guyana”.Leposa acknowledged the work being done to improve the local tourism sector. He says, “Guyana, a relatively undiscovered country in South America bordered by Venezuela, Brazil and Suriname, has been making moves to promote itself as an ecotourism destination in the North American market.”Leposa also pointed out that during their visit they “found a country with a unique, diverse natural environment that included rainforest, savannah and a coastal city, as well as a destination serious about developing a sustainable tourism product”.In response to this wonderful news, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) issued a release stating “we are proud to be featured in another prominent travel publication that highlights exactly what makes Guyana such a special destination to visit. To be the featured cover story further illustrates that Guyana has become the next hot destination in the global marketplace.”The GTA noted that this particular piece describes one writer’s journey through Guyana – showcasing our nature, adventure and culture-based product offerings to travel agents across North America and beyond.“This is just one of many examples of the earned media recognition that tourism in Guyana has received over the past year. The multiplier effect results in raising awareness of what we have to offer and increases the credibility of our tourism offerings, which in turn drives demand and results in more visitors,” the release further noted.Travel Agent Central is an independent news organisation with journalists possessing deep expertise in vacation travel and business travel, covering the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America and South America.This new achievement comes on the heels of Guyana winning two recent accolades: Best Sustainable Tourism Award from the Latin America Travel Association (LATA) and the Best in Eco-Tourism destination in the world at the International Tourism Market – Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB), in Berlin, Germany. Guyana was also declared one of the top 10 sustainable destinations by the Green Destination, the DPI reported.last_img read more

Dawson Creek house fire sends one to hospital – UPDATE

first_imgA house fire in Dawson Creek on Tuesday sent one person to hospital.Dawson Creek Fire Chief Gordon ‘Shorty’ Smith says crews were called to the scene at around 11:45 on Tuesday morning.One person was in the home, and was sent to hospital by ambulance.Fire fighters continue to mop up the debris, located at 1201-10th Avenue.Advertisement – Advertisement -Video courtesy of Shaun Whynacht and the Northeast NewsBy Christine RumleskieUpdate: The Dawson Creek RCMP confirm that this fire began after a domestic dispute. Officers say a woman was assaulted by her husband. She was able to get out of the house, while the man remained inside. Officers noticed shortly after that smoke was billowing out of the building. Officers say the man deliberately set fire to the home to end his own life.After 30 minutes of negotiations between the man and police officers, fire crews barged into the house and rescued the man.RCMP officers are commending the work of one fire fighter in particular. Captain Al LaForge of the Dawson Creek Fire Department was part of the negotiation process. LaForge has been with the fire department for 35 years. Tuesday was LaForge’s final day of work before he left for retirement.======================================Advertisement Smith says no other homes were damaged as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.last_img read more


first_img“We always train for the end of the season, where you have the big meets,” he said. He estimated that the teams would be at full strength in time for a Wednesday meet with Chadwick and Garfield high schools, at the Peninsula Course in Palos Verdes Estates. The first large meet coming up is the South Bay Cup on Sept.26, followed by a dual meet with Narbonne High School, which Thompson called the Pirates’ main competition. “Their guys are probably favored over us in the league,” he said. The teams have been preparing with training camps, including one in Mammoth, and practices throughout the summer. Thompson said that long days include a 6- to 12-mile run, while others focus on fartlek conditioning exercises or hill runs. “We try to, if anything, undertrain them,” Thompson said of the workouts. “I feel like it’s better to be on the line than be the fittest person on the sideline.” He is also proud of the way the athletes cheer on the whole team, not just one person. “We try to make sure we talk to everybody and keep them involved,” he explained. Whereas the girls team, with about 45 runners, has many returners this season, the 35-member boys team only has a handful. “The guys are really young this year,” Thompson said. And although that might be a challenge this season, “I really think the freshman-sophomore group we have right now is going to do some good things down the road,” he said. Thompson named some of the strongest runners on each team. On the boys team, he mentioned senior captain Anthony Bebich, who he said is the fastest runner; sophomore Pablo Rosales and his brother David, a freshman; junior Michael Suarez and Javier Malchor. On the girls team, he complimented Maggie Tortoledo, last year’s fastest runner; senior captain Maddy Post, who is recovering from a soccer injury from last year; sophomore Laura Delgado; junior Alene Webber; senior Akiko Thomas and junior Laura Traeger. “Those are the ones right now looking like the main competition for our top five,” Thompson said. The teams run today in the Woodbridge Invitational in Irvine, held from 8 a.m. to noon. Other high schools Mary Star of the Sea and Rolling Hills Prep are also getting ready to start their cross country seasons. The Stars’ first meet is an invitational Thursday at the Santa Fe Dam. The Rolling Hills Huskies will take to the course Tuesday on their home turf. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER The San Pedro High School cross country teams have hit the ground running for the fall season. After a few runners participated in the first meet Sept. 8 in Long Beach, full strength is the goal. Coach Bruce Thompson said that the teams look to keep improving throughout the fall. last_img read more

Swansea 1-0 Aston Villa: Garde’s Villans sink to sixth consecutive defeat

first_imgFederico Fernandez’s first Swansea goal eased their Barclays Premier League relegation fears as Aston Villa were beaten 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium.The Argentinian had not scored in 57 appearances since signing from Napoli in August 2014 but he chose the perfect moment to open his account, even if the central defender actually knew little about it.Villa might have lost a man when Aly Cissokho received a stern lecture from referee Mike Dean rather than a second yellow card after the left-back brought down Modou Barrow after 53 minutes.But Villa were punished anyway when Brad Guzan failed to collect Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick and the ball rolled into an empty net off Fernandez’s right shoulder.Villa might consider the goal an unsatisfactory way to lose a contest but, in truth, it was in keeping with a scrappy game which was woefully short on quality.For most parts, it looked like a fixture that would not be out of place in the Sky Bet Championship next season which, of course, it could be.Villa are almost certainly doomed after winning only three league games all season, while Swansea could not take their eight-point buffer above the drop zone at kick-off for granted.Swansea’s run-in is certainly a tough one on paper and points will not come easy on this evidence, but they have now moved within four of the magic 40-point mark and the final few weeks of the season should be less tense. Federico Fernandez scored for the home side after 54 minutes 1last_img read more

11 players Man United could’ve signed for the £25m they are paying Pogba’s agent

first_img 11 11 For Mino Raiola’s reported fee of £25m for his role in Paul Pogba’s move to Man United, the Red Devils could have signed Ilkay Gundogan (who went from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City for £21.8m). Click the arrow, right, to see who else United could sign for Raiola’s agent fee – Gundogan was one of Europe’s most wanted midfielders a few seasons ago and while his class is undoubted, he has picked up a number of injuries. 11 Paul Pogba’s move back to Manchester United is only now reportedly being held up by his agent’s fee for securing the transfer.Mino Raiola, who also represents new Red Devils Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, is due £25m should the £100m transfer go through, although the hold up is over who will pay it.While Raiola believes Juventus should pay it as he is bringing them in a world record transfer fee, Juve are refusing to pay him a penny.Manchester United are thought to be willing to compromise and pay half of the £25m, with Juventus paying the other half, but the Italian champions are unwilling to budge.Even if United manage to pay £12.5m, that is still just £0.25m short of the fee they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo, but who could they get for the full £25m, should they end up paying it?Click the arrow above, right, to see who could have been bought in with the fee Raiola is demanding. Marko Pjaca (Dinamo Zagreb to Juventus) – £19m – Pjaca scored 19 goals in 60 games for Zagreb and is the most expensive player to be sold by the Croatian league. 11 11 11 Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich to Borussia Dortmund) – £21.8m – A creative forward who rejected Premier League offers to return to Dortmund. Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle to Liverpool) – £25m – Relegated last season but one of the stars of the Eredivisie the season before. 11 Vincent Janssen (AZ Alkmaar to Tottenham) – £18.5m – One of the stars of the Dutch league last season and surely a guarantee of goals comes with this price tag. 11 11 11 Ousmane Dembele (Rennes to Borussia Dortmund) – £12.5m – Dembele is one for the future but tore apart the United defence during Dprtmubd’s 4-1 win over the Red Devils in preseason. Samuel Umtiti (Lyon to Barcelona) – £21m – Umtiti was one of the breakout stars of the French Euro 2016 squad after filling their centre back problems. Victor Wanyama (Southampton to Tottenham) – £11m – A midfielder with bags of Premier League experience costing just over a tenth of the Pogba sum… or less than half the agent fee! Nolito (Celta Vigo to Manchester City) – £14m – Nolito rejected Barcelona to work with Pep Guardiola again but still cost £11m less than Raiola is demanding. Nicolas Gaitan (Benfica to Atletico Madrid) – £20m – A player who has been linked with United almost every summer for the last five seasons. 11 Joe Allen (Liverpool to Stoke City) – £13.5m – United were linked with Allen after a stunning Euro 2016 which saw him named in the Team of the Tournament. last_img read more


first_imgANNAGRY NOTES BY JIMMY DUFFY:DRESSMAKINGDressmaking classes will begin on October 7th at 7pm. The fee for this 6 week course is €50 payable on night one. The price includes materials and participants are advised to bring their own sewing machine. ARTArt Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in Annagry Community Hall from October 25th.  Although this class will be taught through the medium of oils, others mediums will be accommodated. The fee for this eight week long course is €60 payable at class one.GUITARGuitar lessons for various age groups will begin on Wednesday October 15th. Junior classes (6-9 years old) at 4.30pm, Older (10-16 years old) at 5pm. Names are also being taken for interested adults, but this class will be held on a different weekday. FLY TYINGTution in the craft of Fly Tying will begin on Tuesday evening October 14th.  This 8 week long course includes line casting and is suitable for all age groups. The cost is €60 or €40 for under18s payable on night one. The classes start at 7pm.SOCIAL MEDIASocial media classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting on October 22nd at 2pm. This class will cover all aspects of Social Media such as email, search engines, online searching, booking and buying, twitter, facebook, scype etc. The fee for this 8 week course is €40 payable on at class one.SET DANCING A new season of Set Dancing classes will begin again on Monday October 13th at 8pm. As well as set dancing lessons, céilí dancing will also be taught. Refreshments served.CHURCH GATE COLLECTIONThe Church Gate collection in Annagry on behalf of Disabled Drivers Association amounted to €208. The DDA wish to thank all who subscribed.LOTTO There was no winner of the €2060 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for September 24th.  The numbers drawn were 2-11-15-16. Ciaran Gallagher Mullachdubh matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on October 1st is €2120 If you’re not in, you can’t win! The next 100+Draw is on the September 30th. All sellers are asked to ensure their subs are all up to date and with the co-ordinator by Sunday evening September 28th.SYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Winnie Bonner Cloughglass, Patrick Friel Carrick, Peggy Curran Gortahork, Teresa Ward Keadue, Teresa McGonagle late of Tessie’s Bar Meenaleck and Dungloe. May they rest in peace.NOEL MCBRIDECongratulations to local boxer Noel McBride who won the Connaught Championships last weekend.ART BOXThe breakfast ARTBOX will return to the CDP on Monday October 6th 2014. This is a group open to parents/carers with young children where they can come along to meet and make friends whilst getting involved in some creative art activities. The cost per session is €2 and refreshments are included in this price.HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULARThe Old Railway Walk committee are getting organised for their now annual “Halloween Spooktacular” which will be held on Friday 24th at 7.30. This year the event will see the introduction of The Rosses Pumpkin Master where individuals will be awarded prizes based on their pumpkin carving skills. Mary Rodgers to do a free pumpkin carving demonstration at St Columba’s Community Centre, Acres on Thursday evening October 23rd at 7pm and children/adults who wish to enter the competition will then have the opportunity to carve their pumpkins. All children need an adult supervisor/parent on the evening due to the use of sharp tools and knives which will be used. Details to follow.DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Annagry newsDonegal Dailylast_img read more

Candidates offered two how-to sessions

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Residents interested in running for local office – the Santa Clarita City Council or water or school boards – are invited to Candidate Academy at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 19 at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce. Candidate Academy is a nonpartisan event at which people interested in running for office will receive information and can ask questions. Among the highlights of the first day of the academy will be a presentation by City Clerk Sharon Dawson, who will discuss the logistics of preparing and filing the paperwork to run for office. Afterward, Scott Wilk will discuss how to form, market and promote a campaign. On the second day, lawyer Hunt Braly will discuss campaign financing. The session will conclude with a panel of elected officials and prior candidates who will discuss their experiences in running for office and answer questions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The chamber office is at 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. The cost is $20 for both nights. For reservations, call Felicia Scorse at (661) 702-6977 or via e-mail at Candidate Academy is sponsored by the chamber and the Santa Clarita Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more