Winning start “Let us give them a chance to hone their talent and live up to their fullest potential,” he added.The President said the country’s hosting of the 30th SEA Games in 2019 would be “an opportunity for us to look for talented Filipino athletes from all over the country.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Philippines bagged 121 medals, including 29 golds, in the 11-country regional sporting meet.The medalists received cash incentives and a presidential citation. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled LATEST STORIES 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 President Rodrigo Duterte congratulates athletes who participated in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in a ceremony held in Malacañang on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Photo from an RTVM video)President Rodrigo Duterte urged on Wednesday the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to widen its scope of recruitment ahead of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, following the sixth place finish of Filipino athletes in the recently concluded edition of the biennial sporting meet.“I enjoin the PSC to widen its scope and recruit nationwide,” Duterte said in a meeting with SEA Games medalists in Malacañang. “Look for them in nontraditional places and include members of the indigenous tribes and out-of-school youth.”ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix open to more trades after failed PBA Govs’ Cup bid READ: Duterte hands out cash incentives to 2017 SEA Games medalists“I express my heartfelt gratitude to the athletes who have represented us in the recently concluded Southeast Asian Games,” Duterte said. “Through hard work and discipline, you have prevailed and made our nation proud.”Duterte urged the athletes “to focus on improving and to strive to do better in the next SEA Games.”“Rest assured that the government and the Filipino people will support [you] every step of the way,” he said. “Continue to represent the best of what the Philippines has to offer, here and abroad. Make us proud again.”/atmADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Break new ground View comments
The People’s Republic of China Ambassador Zhang Yue gave Liberians great news on Tuesday, when he announced that his government was prepared to help “modernize” Liberia’s healthcare delivery system.Our Presidential Correspondent William Harmon quoted the Ambassador as pledging that in addition to substantial contributions to the “Eradicate Ebola” campaign, China is prepared to intervene robustly in the modernization of Liberia’s health system. In this connection, China has already initiated the China-Africa Public Health Cooperation Plan (CAPHCP). The Plan includes organizing 12 terms of training programs on public health, epidemic prevention and control, carrying out joint research on tropical diseases and helping to establish an information platform for public health and a monitoring network for epidemic prevention and control.This elaborate Plan presumably includes training of doctors, nurses and paramedics and medical research.Making this extraordinary announcement, Ambassador Zhang said China, one of Liberia and Africa’s chief partners, is prepared to take the bull by the horns and deal a decisive blow to disease, epidemics and anything that threatens our lives.In this, China is inviting Liberia and Africa’s other development partners to join in helping our country and other African nations to develop once and for all an efficient and modern healthcare delivery system that will be able to respond quickly and decisively to any disease outbreak and save lives.While we thank all the other development partners—the United States, who has responded to the Ebola crisis in a very big way, the European Union, Germany, etc., we hope that Liberia and Africa’s other partners will join the Chinese in this important post-Ebola initiative. The United States was the first foreign partner to intervene in a serious way to help develop Liberia’s health system. In the mid-1940s, the Tubman administration established the National Public Health Service (NPHS). Dr. Joseph N. Tobga, fresh out of the Meharry Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee, became its first Director General. It was around that time that the USA established the U.S. Medical Mission in Liberia, headed by Dr. Hildrus A. Poindexter.It was Dr. Togba and the Ethiopian Health Minister that represented Africa at the creation of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland in 1948. Six years later Dr. Togba was elected President of the World Health Assembly, the first black to hold that post. It was during Dr. Togba’s tenure that yaws were eradicated from Liberia.Dr. Togba used his connections with the WHO to obtain fellowships for scores of Liberians to study medicine in the USA, Europe, including England, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. More followed to Israel and other countries. This is how Liberia got its first surgeon, Dr. H. Nehemiah Cooper, first ophthalmologist, Dr. Dumah Traub, first pediatrician, Dr. Kate Bryant, first pathologist, Dr. Rubell Brewer and first radiologist, Dr. Joseph Diggs, among others.In later years many other Liberians followed, studying Medicine in universities all over the world. Moreover, in 1968 the University of Liberia’s A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine was established. Since then the college has graduated 387 medical doctors, 124 of whom were trained in the past five years. But Liberia lost many of these qualified medical personnel in the brain drain that started with the 1980 coup d’état, followed by the civil war.More recently the Liberian Post Graduate College of Physicians and Surgeons has been established, to train medical specialists right here in Liberia. We are happy that the Chinese have included in their post-Ebola healthcare delivery initiative a training component. One of the first places the Chinese will need to stop to inquire of training needs in the health and medical field is at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, where the staff has developed an elaborate and comprehensive project for health and medical training in Liberia. A visit to this College and discussions with its staff and students is, we believe, a must for our Chinese, American and other friends interested in the training of medical and health personnel in the vast number of specializations long overdue in our country.We wish to make one last point in this editorial: the Liberian government and people must make the best possible use of every iota of help our Chinese and other partners will render us in the development of a modern healthcare delivery system in the post-Ebola era. We must remember that we must engage these partners with utmost seriousness and alarcrity (enthusiasm, eagerness, swiftness). If we do not, no amount of help from these partners will do us any good. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– Advertisement – Barely a month after emerging victorious at the polls in the Lofa Electoral District #1 by-election, Representative Francis Sackila Nyumalin has been accused of ditching the Union of Liberian Democrats (ULD) to pledge support for Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.ULD is one of over 20 political parties qualified by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to contest the October representative and presidential elections. Rep. Nyumalin won the by-election under the ULD ticket in Foya to replace the late Rep. Eugene Fallah Kparkar.Addressing journalists at the party’s headquarters yesterday in Monrovia, ULD national chairman Solomon G. Kahn said Rep. Nyumalin showed great ingratitude for Lofa Electoral District #1 by his defection.“Politically our party feels disappointed in Rep. Nyumalin on grounds that he has expressed his desire to support the Unity Party, which dashed his hopes and aspirations,” the ULD chairman said.He added that Nyumalin should have been preaching the manifesto of the ULD that provided him the opportunity to serve his people in the House of Representatives.“We at the ULD have no problem with any political institution, but the actors in those institutions and the ideas they preach are the ones we are against,” Mr. Kahn noted.Concerning penalties or whatever other options are on the table, he said the national executive committee of the party is studying Rep. Nyumalin’s utterance in support of the VP, and will make a decision in the future.He announced that his party will hold its national convention on Saturday, April 22 in Monrovia to elect its officials, including the standard bearer, chairman, vice chairman, general secretary, among others.“Holding conventions and carrying out other mandates are requirements set by the NEC for political institutions, including ours, that must be respected,” he pointed out.Concerning criteria to contest for positions at the party’s convention, Kahn said one must be a partisan and apply for the position.Rep. Nyumalin is yet to respond to charges that he has betrayed ULD. His office denied that his support to Vice President Joseph Boakai is a betrayal of ULD.Meanwhile Khan said Madam McDella Cooper is an aspirant for the standard bearer position. He named Isaiah M. Sackor, William York, Onisemus Tompoe and Diaby Nagbe as some of those contesting for the chairman, co chairman, general secretary and member of the convention’s elections committee, respectively.Responding to media queries after the press conference, the standard bearer-in-waiting, Madam MaCdella Cooper, said she has no problem with dual citizenship, citing that Liberians are granted citizenship in many countries around the world.“I respect the laws of our country but there are many good Liberians and other nationals out there who want to come home and contribute to the rebuilding of the country. We need to give others the chance to help in the reconstruction of this nation as we go out there and pay taxes to develop other people’s countries.“I don’t think we should limit our country by preventing our friends to come home and help to build it,” Cooper said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Mr. Kahn “We at the ULD have no problem with any political institution, but the actors in those institutions and the ideas they preach are the ones we are against.”
The Blizzard Bike Club has cancelled their mountain bike races on the Cactus trails through June 8. The decision is the result of a club member encountering an individual on the trails who expressed his displeasure over the club having events at the site.Members of the bike club started preparing and cleaning the trails and have been using them over the past six years for a variety of events.A police investigation into the situation has since been closed. Members will discuss their next course of action, including whether or not they will return to the trails at their next club meeting on June 8.- Advertisement -Other races are still going on as scheduled.
0Shares0000America businessman Stan Kroenke won’t care too much about the strong feelings his buyout of Arsenal has provoked as he has got used to being criticised © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 8 – American businessman and entrepreneur Stan Kroenke is unlikely to be upset by the outpouring of heated opposition from Arsenal fans following his takeover of historic Premier League club.The hard-nosed multi-billionaire from Columbia, Missouri, who joined the American invasion of English football over a decade ago, has absorbed a steady volume of abuse since he first bought into the club in 2007. The level of opposition rose significantly this week however as the 71-year-old, who collects sports franchises like trophies, bought out the club by purchasing the 30% holding of long-time rival minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov for £550 million ($712 million).Adding to his 67% stake, the gambit took Kroenke well over the 90% mark that triggers a mandatory buyout of the remainder of the shares, shutting out die-hard fans.Usmanov bade farewell to the club with a cryptic message saying Arsenal, without a league title since 2004, “could be the best club in the world,” but presumably not in the hands of the American, who has been the target of his constant sniping.Eleven years earlier, Kroenke’s arrival at the north London club was greeted by a blunter message from then chairman Peter Hill-Wood.“Call me old-fashioned but we don’t need Kroenke’s money and we don’t want his sort,” said the Old Etonian dismissively after the entrepreneur brought 11.24% of the club.“Our objective is to keep Arsenal English, albeit with a lot of foreign players.”– Pots of cash –Hill-Wood predicted at the time that American interest was all about profit and not about football.“We are all being seduced that the Americans will ride into town with pots of cash for new players,” said Hill-Wood, whose father Denis had filled the same role.“It simply isn’t the case. They only see an opportunity to make money. They know absolutely nothing about our football and we don’t want these types involved.”Hill-Wood’s suspicions reflected genuine concern among English football lovers about the bottom-line agenda of big American groups.But the dollars kept pouring in to the Premier League and aside from Arsenal and Manchester United — both listed on the stock exchange — Liverpool and Fulham are also in American hands while at Crystal Palace two Americans owning 36% of the club.Arsenal supporters largely reacted negatively to Stan Kroenke’s buyout of the club having never taken to the American businessman © AFP/File / Ian KingtonHowever, supporters insist that Kroenke, JJ Henry of Liverpool, and Fulham’s Shahid Khan — who has put in a £600 million bid for Wembley Stadium — are not fly-by-night opportunists seeking a quick profit.They join a multi-national roster of entrepreneurs hungry to invest in the world’s highest-profile football league.Premier League owners include Thais — who experienced one of the unlikelier successes in Leicester City winning the 2016 title — Russians, Malaysians, Chinese, the United Arab Emirates and Italians, with just six of the 20 clubs wholly in English hands and Tottenham Hotspur the only one of the big six in that group.The Americans bring to the Premier League a wealth of experience with Kroenke’s Sports and Entertainment group running top basketball, ice hockey, and American football franchises.But Kroenke’s purchase has been roundly condemned by many sports fans and the Arsenal Supporter’s Club (AST) called it “a dreadful day”, with David Kershaw, an independent shareholder, saying the days when fans could hold Kroenke to account had disappeared.“Although only a tiny minority, we played a significant role in trying to ensure the club honoured its values, which they go on about all the time,” he told The Daily Mail.“It felt like the last bastion of transparency. Emotionally, it felt as if we had some control over the old values at Arsenal. And they hated it.”However, not all fans reacted with dismay.“A much-maligned owner, who by choice is silent, buys up the remaining shares of Arsenal,” wrote blogger Peter Wood in the Daily Mail. “The fan frenzy is about feeling, which is fine, but the fear is grounded in what-ifs.”Those what ifs Wood noted, included Kroenke borrowing to buy the shares.“A move that locks fans out of legal discourse and allows the owner to load the club with £600million of debt to pay for the shares -— but that would be the worst-case scenario.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Lotto: Numbers drawn at weekend were 6,7,4,3,1,5,2. There was no jackpot winner, consolation prize goes to Hugo Sweeney Jnr, Summer Hill, Donegal Town. Next week’s Jackpot is €1000. Support for The Men: Come along to the Blue Stack Centre, Drimrone this Friday 20th at 10pm for what is sure to be a great night of dancing, jiving and socializing. The club and parish want to show their support for the Senior and Reserve men and what better way than having a dance. The band on the night are the great “Final Touch” to keep you all on the dance floor. Also on the night the all senior & reserve players & managers will be present and there will be an “Up for the Match” themed interview session with them to help get us all revved up for the big games. There will be a full bar stocked and refreshments served. Tickets are on sale for €10 from players, managers and committee members, these tickets also put you into a draw for 2 All Ireland Hurling Replay tickets, so come along for what is sure to be a great night and show your support for the teams. The flags and bunting are going up all around the parish to also show our support and help cheer the boys on. Anyone interested in helping out please contact Frankie Greene, Cieran Kelly, John Campbell or Joe Brennan. Scór: It’s Scór na Nóg time again and the club are looking for U16’s to compete in the following sections: Solo Singing, Recitation, Ballad Group, Instrumental Music, Ceili Dancing, Novelty act & Quiz. Anyone interested in the above please contact Ann Marie Sheerin on 087 2749158 as soon as possible. Games: The U16 boys had a very entertaining game last week against Na Rossa in the League Semi-final in Ardara with it ending in a draw. The replay will be played this week at the same venue, the evening is yet to be decided.The U8’s had a great morning out at a blitz in Ardara on Saturday were they came home with some silverware to finish off their season nicely.Also on Saturday the U13 boys had a great win at home to Killybegs. They were down by 5 points at half time but came back fighting in the second half to win by 3 points. Well done boys!U12 girls had a great evening out in Ballyshannon on Friday they showed great spirit winning the last game against four masters. They are out again this Friday evening in Bundoran at 6 for their last Blitz of the year. Junior Strictly Come Dancing: The auditions are over and the dancers have been picked. The rehearsals are getting into swing right away and they are all excited. A big thanks and well done to all who auditioned there is great talent in the parish. The show will take place on the 9th of November.GAA NEWS – NAOMH NAILLE DANCE TO SUPPORT THE MEN was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CLUB NOTESnaomh naille
Moville GAA News: LAST WEEKS RESULTSThe senior men travelled to Lifford and lost out 2-06 to 0-10 points last Sunday evening. The senior ladies were beat by a last minute goal to Glenfin in the first leg of the senior championship. The Junior B championship starts this Saturday and our reserves are home to Sean MacCumhaills.The under 14 girls lost out 3-05 to 1-09 against Termon the County quarter final and were unlucky to concede a last minute goal.The senior team begin their championship campaign next Saturday evening at home to Naomh Ultan. Throw in 6pm. JOE MCGEADY CUP FINAL.The annual Joe McGeady cup final took place last Sunday evening at the Carrick field. It was great to see such a huge crowd turnout to support all the teams involved and is a fitting tribute to the late Joe McGeady a club stalward who played a massive role in laying the foundations for the club we have today. The winners of the A final was Urris and Muff won the B final. Well done to all players and coaches.CUL CAMPThis year’s cul camp takes place 20th-24th of July. To book your child’s spot and avoid disappoint contact Bridget Harkin on 0867554034LOTTO There was no jackpot winner in this week’s lotto but the €50 runners up prize went to Mick Cavanagh. This week’s numbers were 3,7,18,19. Next week’s Jackpot €2000. Thank you for your continued support as this is the clubs main source of income.UNDERAGE TRAININGUnderage training is on every Saturday morning. For future reference the times are as follows: Toddlers, U6s & U8s boys and girls from 10am-11am. U10 boys from 11-12 and U10 & U12 girls from 11-12. The under 16 boys and minors also train on a Saturday at 11:20am.Murphy’s Gloves with the club chest are also available from Bridget Harkin for €15. MiscellaneousThe club would like to wish the Donegal under 14 girls team the best of luck in their all Ireland final next Saturday against Tipperary in Longford. The club has a big representation with Kate McClenaghan, Aobh Faulkner, Niamh McDonald and Clodagh and Niamh Skelly. Gearrd Faulkner is also the Physio and a special mention to Liam Skelly who is on the management team.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE GAA CLUB PROVIDE A FITTING TRIBUTE TO CLUB STALWART JOE MCGEADY was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAmovilleNoticesSport
A FORMER Donegal county star has been fined for failing to have a drinks license at his well-known pub.Tommy Ryan was fined €1,250 at Letterkenny court today in an action brought by the State on behalf of the Revenue.A Customs investigator told the court that he and another officer had visited the Village Court pub in Kilmacrennan on September 10th last year where they had bought a whiskey and a coke. Mr Ryan did not have a license at that time, the court heard.Judge Paul Kelly was told that Ryan had admitted the offence when interviewed by Customs officers.FORMER GAA STAR FINED FOR NOT HAVING DRINKS LICENSE was last modified: October 3rd, 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:kilmacrennanTommy Ryan
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Wilson’s dance career included being in the original road company for “Guys and Dolls,” in the original Broadway cast of “Oklahoma” and “The Music Man,” theatrical productions in Las Vegas and on television. He appeared in the films “Bye, Bye Birdie,” “Auntie Mame,” “Pete’s Dragon” and he was an assistant choreographer and performer in “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” One of the last films Wilson worked on was “Blazing Saddles” as a “dance-in.” He retired at 65. Wilson became a professional dancer through the GI Bill of Rights after his military service in the Navy during World War II. He studied tap, jazz and ballet. He excelled at ballet and was invited to join a ballet company but declined because his heart was in musical comedy theater. A combination of chutzpah and a twist of fate at the beginning of his military service in 1943, however, resulted in a life lesson that Wilson never forgot. He had been assigned to the submarine USS Shark. While Wilson was taking a break from readying the sub for duty in the Pacific, an officer challenged his time out and his attitude. Wilson was reassigned to the submarine USS Sawfish, which went to the Marshall Islands and waited for the Shark to arrive. The Shark never arrived; she was lost at sea. To his friends and family, he was “Pinocchio” – in fact, his Screen Actors Guild card read Pinocchio Roy Wilson – and when he wasn’t dancing up a storm in films or on Broadway, he collected likenesses of the wooden puppet. Roy Wilson Jr., a World War II veteran, a dancer and a choreographer, was given the moniker by his co-workers at Disney Studios during a stint in a notable professional career. Wilson, a resident of North Hollywood since 1963, died Nov. 9 of a heart attack in Panorama City. He was 82. “He loved to dance. He had a style all of his own,” said his wife, Alice Wilson, a retired dancer. “He was such a beautiful person. I don’t know anyone who disliked him. He was the love of my life.” “My dad told me to always stand up for what you believe, to stick to your guns, and speak your mind,” said Wilson’s son, Roy Reggie, recalling his dad’s advice as the moral to his near-death brush with fate. “He had an outgoing personality. When he entered a room, you knew he was there. He was always in a good mood. He was unbelievable.” Wilson was born Sept. 16. 1923, in Peru, Ind. An only child, he grew up in Detroit, where he began his dancing career with the Civic Light Opera. He moved in 1948 to California, where he performed for two seasons at the Greek Theatre. He met his future wife, Alice Clift, at a rehearsal for a Greek Theatre performance, when he coyly asked her to teach him the steps to a routine that he claimed he couldn’t master without her help. They were married on June 22, 1955. Wilson is survived by Alice; son Roy Reggie and daughter Cindy Wilson. A funeral was held Saturday at Angeleno Mortuary Chapel in Van Nuys. Wilson was buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall. Donations in his memory may be sent to UCLA Kidney Transplant Services, 3371 Ueberroth Building, Box 951796, Los Angeles 90095-1796. Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WHITTIER – Once again, this newspaper will be offering free assistance to nonprofit organizations throughout our area. Starting Dec. 1 and running through Christmas, the “Helping Hands” feature gives local nonprofits the ability to get the word out about their special needs during the holiday season. Send your organization’s name, address, working phone number/e-mail address, nonprofit tax ID number, a brief description of what your group does and your wish list to Helping Hands, 1210 N. Azusa Canyon Road, West Covina, CA 91790. Homemade items on sale at church AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals PICO RIVERA – St. Hilary Catholic Church will hold its 20th annual holiday boutique, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 in the church auditorium at 5465 Citronell Ave. in Pico Rivera. More than 35 crafters will be selling homemade Christmas decorations, jewelry and many other homemade Christmas gift items. Refreshments will be served and Santa Claus will be there from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (562) 801-4347. Chamber holds holiday breakfast LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce will hold a Holiday Spirit Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Holiday Inn Select, 14299 Firestone Blvd. in La Mirada. Celebrate with entertainment, breakfast and more. Reservations are required and the cost is $20. For more information call (562) 902-1970. Mix and mingle to music, treats LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce will hold its 4th annual Holiday Kick-off Mixer from 5to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Imperial Medical Plaza, 15651 E. Imperial Hwy. Food, drinks, desserts, music and prizes will all be part of the entertainment. For more information, call (562) 902-1970. Grand opening set at Bonjour Cafe LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce invites the public to a grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the new Bonjour Bagel Cafe at noon Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 15010 La Mirada Blvd. (next to the L.A. Fitness). A light lunch will be provided. To RSVP or for more information please call (562) 902-3130 or visit www.lmchamber.org. Cabarets grace local college stage WHITTIER – The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College will present the Cabaret Series titled “Movie Music Madness” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 13406 Philadelphia St. in Whittier. In a separate admission, a special midnight cabaret will follow called “Obscene and Not Heard” featuring Karen Benjamin and Allen Chapman. General admission is $32, $27 for seniors. For more information, call the box office at (562) 907-4901 or visit www.shannoncenter.org. Come experience the Aloha spirit WHITTIER – The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College will present the “HAPA” as part of its Aloha Series at 3 p.m and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at 13406 Philadelphia St. in Whittier. Admission is $35. For more information, call (562) 907-4901 or visit www.shannoncenter.org. Pico Park lets it snow for holidays PICO RIVERA – Pico Park will be transformed into a snow-covered enchantment for the city’s 11th annual Winter Wonderland from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3. Activities include youth rides, slides, arts and crafts and unlimited use of snow. The event will also feature the annual dance recital showcase, a holiday boutique and a visit from Santa Claus. Cost is $4 per person. For information call (562) 801-4470. Breakfast benefits holiday toy drive SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Abigail Barraza Foundation will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Lake Park recreational room, 10900 Pioneer Blvd. Proceeds will benefit the foundation’s first-ever Christmas Toy Drive for local needy families. Cost is $5 per person, as well as a donated toy valued at $5 or more. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!