Nick Kyrgios chalks up Washington title to his ‘new path’

first_imgBenefits of township living This was a guy, though, who joked about hanging out at a local pub during Wimbledon last month — including the night before his much-hyped match against Rafael Nadal, which turned out to be a loss.“I just had a lot of unhealthy habits,” Kyrgios said, “and it was starting to show on the tennis court. … It wasn’t healthy. So I just needed to change a lot of things.”Asked at his news conference before 9 p.m. on Sunday night how he would celebrate his championship, Kyrgios shrugged, said he probably wouldn’t because it was “really late” and so he would head to his hotel and get ready to fly to Montreal on Monday for his next tournament.“Just looking back at some of the places I’ve been in the last six months, it’s crazy to think how much I’ve turned it around,” Kyrgios said. “I’ve just been working really hard on and off the court to try and be better as a person and as a tennis player.”He came into the Citi Open ranked 52nd — and left with his ranking back inside the top 30 for the first time in nearly a year.For someone who has been as high as No. 13, and someone who insists he doesn’t care about rankings, that might not sound like a big deal.But in this case, with the year’s last Grand Slam tournament beginning in Flushing Meadows in three weeks, it means Kyrgios would be one of the 32 seeded men, allowing him to avoid meeting another seeded player until no sooner than the third round.Also makes it less likely he’d get a first-week matchup at the U.S. Open against a Nadal or a Roger Federer or a Novak Djokovic.Not that Kyrgios is intimidated by that sort of matchup. He’s beaten all of them, and says frequently he knows he can beat anyone out there on a good day.The thing with Kyrgios is that he does not always seem to be at his best, for one reason or another. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, poses for photos with a trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, in a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON — Nick Kyrgios dealt with back, knee and forearm issues during the Citi Open. Between doubles and singles, he played every day, all week. He saved a match point. He beat a pair of top-10 opponents, the men seeded No. 1 and No. 3 at the hard-court tournament.In the end, he won the title, the sixth of his enigmatic career, one filled with big victories against the Big Three, yes, but also fines and controversy and a probationary period and so many ups and downs for a guy who is still just 24.ADVERTISEMENT Gregg Popovich, finally, gets his turn at leading USA Basketball Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian View comments Even Medvedev referenced that reputation after seeing Kyrgios rebound from back spasms that had him laying on the court for a massage during a medical timeout after Sunday’s opening set.“He was determined and it seemed like he wants to win,” said Medvedev, who is ranked No. 10 and was seeded third, two spots behind the player Kyrgios eliminated in the semifinals, Stefanos Tsitsipas, after facing a match point. “And that’s what we don’t see all the time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon “I had the same routine every day. And I just felt — I felt actually like a traditional tennis player this week,” said Kyrgios, who most certainly is not the sort who generally would be described that way.Whether or not that will become a regular occurrence for the Australian remains to be seen, of course.He said so himself.“I feel like I’ve made major strides,” Kyrgios said. “I’m just going to take it one day at a time and hopefully I can continue on this new path.”He wouldn’t offer any specifics about the ways in which he handled himself differently during his time in the nation’s capital.ADVERTISEMENT And then, after beating Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) in Sunday’s final of a hard-court tournament that serves as a tuneup for the U.S. Open, Kyrgios talked about how he’s a changed man.“I just wanted to clean myself up and have healthier habits,” Kyrgios said, using his fingers to signal quotation marks around “clean.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s only the beginning,” he added, “and it showed this week by winning this tournament.”He spoke over and over about how proud he was — not so much about the way he played tennis to earn a trophy, but the way he lived his life when he wasn’t playing. 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first_img Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12 Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Beginners will meet at 7 p.m. Call (661) 948-2571. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Also in Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. at Sunnydale School, 1233 W. Ave. J-8. Call Karen at (661) 723-9331. Overeaters Anonymous – HOW Concept! will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Robin’s Law Office, 203 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 949-9192. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.com. WEDNESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a games social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 946-5222. Emotional Freedom Technique for pain relief weekly demonstrations, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends), Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com, or visit the Web site at www.geocities.com/littleangels_angelitos. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org THURSDAY Ask and It is Given classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Stress Management Institute for Living Empowered, 44130 Division St., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-4220. High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, meets, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. TODAY NEW YEAR’S DAY MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. last_img read more

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Custom home tract gets initial city OK

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Miller added that despite the potential loss of the public golf courses, the city stands to gain parkland and trails. Club officials have up to one year to file an application with the city. If they decide to move forward with the project, the plan would require a formal review by the city’s Planning Commission and City Council. “We have a long process ahead of us but we’re looking forward to working with the city to come up with a project that we can both be proud of,” said John McClure, vice president of Hillwood Capital, which owns Lost Canyons. McClure said the project is unlike any other in Simi Valley. It presents economic benefits in the form of higher tax revenues and job creation and has the potential to attract business leaders who could relocate their businesses here, he said. The homes would be built on land now occupied by the Shadow Course and surrounding area. The Sky Course would become private. The development could take up to 10 years to build out, depending how soon the lots sell and the homes get built. SIMI VALLEY – A custom luxury home development, the first of its kind in Simi Valley, has received the initial OK from City Council members and now will go through the formal review process. The City Council last week agreed to allow the operators of Lost Canyons to apply for a zoning amendment, the first step in getting up to 364 multimillion-dollar homes built on 1,770 acres. The golf club opened in 2001 as two 18-hole public golf courses. Now, developers are asking permission to build homes on one course and turn the other into a private venue. “I have mixed emotions,” Mayor Paul Miller said. “It’s a different concept. I’m not certain I like the idea of it becoming private, but let’s see what happens. It won’t hurt to have high-end homes here.” Among the concerns raised by neighbors and council members about the development were traffic, the number of homes and the impact the project could have on schools and how the school district would accommodate new students. Still, council members were willing to give it a chance for a formal vote. “This is the last segment of housing that Simi Valley does not have,” Councilman Glen Becerra said. “We do not have a high-end, pure custom development where every home is custom-built, custom-designed. I’m willing to consider this project to go forward, but they’re going to have to work with the neighbors.” Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@dailynews.com 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

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Patience in the service of the dying

first_imgDementia or Alzheimer’s is uncontrollable for those who have it. Love, patience and understanding are necessities for those who care for and about them.Remember the Golden Rule. Do unto other as you would have them do unto you. All of us hope for a disease-free road to heaven — or a disease-free road when we get there.Edna T. Simpson is a Daily News photo assistant.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesI looked toward the bed. Suddenly he turned his small head — with sparse black hair and ears that look big because the rest of him has shrunk — and looked back with aged brown eyes from behind the covers. “Good morning,” I said loudly as I pulled the shades open and the bright sunlight flooded the room. He smiled as if glad to see me but frowned as I began to ease him up from the bed toward the shower. I removed his undershirt and soiled diaper. His skinny legs were like a skeleton’s. I turned on the water so the shower would be nice and warm. Then I put a large bath towel on the floor so he wouldn’t slip while I positioned him on a handicap-access stool near the shower door.As I lifted him toward the shower, he clung with a strong hand to the bed post, holding on for dear life. Man, he was a strong as an ox! When I started singing his favorite spiritual song, a big bright smile covered his face, and his hands slipped off the bed post. Into the shower he went. Thank God!I soaped up the washcloth and washed him from head to toe. The warm water moved lightly over his skinny body. I grabbed the bath towel that was hanging over the shower door to dry him. As I finished drying him, suddenly he had a bowel movement right outside the shower door.I grabbed a roll of paper towels from behind the bathroom sink. I scooped the mess of the floor and into a plastic bag for disposal. Back in the shower he went, with the help of a lot of singing. NOBODY knows what life has in store for us as we get older. Whether we’re rich or poor, educated or uneducated, our bodies and minds age every day. We forget where we put our keys or mail, and sometimes we forget our best friend’s name. It’s tough getting old, but we all hope to do it, and hope it won’t be a silent road to heaven.Loveless, but full of love. Talks, but without sound. Thinks, but without understanding. With ears that can barely hear. That’s my stepfather-in-law, who is dying of lung cancer and has Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.After being diagnosed with lung cancer, he also had larynx cancer and had to have his voice box removed. He cannot talk loud enough for others to hear. He weighs about 110 pounds and keeps losing more weight each day. He is frail and is now confined to a wheelchair. His long, Indian-brown face is drawn in like a prune. He was tall and handsome, but sickness has changed that, too.As I tiptoed into his bedroom, I noticed the faint odor of urine. The room was almost dark, except for a strip of sunlight from a window pane that lighted a small section of his bed.last_img read more

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Englishman abroad Patrick Roberts proves leaving Man City was a brilliant decision

first_img MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Stuani continued his excellent season by netting his 11th goal in 12 matches Each game sees an improvement, as his coach pointed out when asked about the player in the post-match press conference following the Atletico draw.“He created problems for Atleti’s defence and every time we got the ball down his side he was capable of holding the ball then breaking lines,” Eusebio Sacristán explained. “I’m very satisfied with him, he’s very young but he keeps growing, taking steps forward in his development. He’s showing that he’s very good and we’re confident he’ll keep improving.”READ MORE: Cristhian Stuani: From misused at Middlesbrough to outscoring Lionel Messi in La LigaCadena Ser Girona journalist Raül Muxach is one person not surprised by the loan player’s great game, telling talkSPORT before kick-off: “If he doesn’t go back to City I would do everything to keep him.“We had already seen when he was playing 10 minutes here, 15 there, that he was a player who could give Girona something different. I liked him a lot because I think he’s the only player who can break opposition lines with an individual move,” he continued.Previously, Manchester City loan players have come to Montilivi and struggled to make an impact, being overlooked for a well-established starting XI that is incredibly difficult to break into. According to the Girona expert however, Roberts has exceeded expectations by speedily adapting to the club.“I think he is now fully adapted,” Muxach explained, “and with four starts in a row, if he had any doubts about the move to begin with, he won’t now. Latest Football News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining BEST OF 2 REVEALED ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Girona were 1-0 up and it was in large part thanks to Roberts, who stayed engaged even when a 0-0 scoreline looked certain and others already had their minds back in the changing room.Overall it was an excellent display on both an individual level and in terms of the contribution to the team, and when the youngster was taken off for Cristian Portu with just over an hour gone, Montilivi recognised their new favourite’s performance with a standing ovation.It was another benchmark in a period in which Roberts has gone from a bit-part player picking up 10 minutes here and there from the bench, to starting four games in a row against La Liga royalty. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Patrick Roberts is a name the Atlético Madrid defence won’t forget any time soon.The 21-year-old, on loan at Girona from Manchester City, ran the La Liga giants ragged on Sunday in a 1-1 draw at Montilivi. One of the standout players, he caused huge problems for Diego Simeone’s side every time he received the ball.center_img REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Patrick Roberts starts up front for Girona. Saúl as an emergency left back for Atleti. Big opportunity for the home team this. pic.twitter.com/YznweZtayT— Lee Roden (@LeeRoden89) December 2, 2018In most of those games he has made an impact, too.In his first league start for Girona against Valencia, Roberts produced a good dribble and shot that was parried into the path of Pere Pons for the winner. In the Catalan derby against Espanyol, he was regularly a threat and would have scored if not for veteran keeper Diego Lopez.Then came the best showing yet, against Atletico. 2 Patrick Roberts vs. Santiago Arias is not going particularly well for the latter.— Into the Calderón (@intothecalderon) December 2, 2018That changed with only a minute left of the first half.Catching Rodri napping in a dangerous position, Roberts showed quick thinking to supply the run of Cristhian Stuani with an excellent pass, and the Uruguayan was then brought down for a penalty by Jan Oblak – the in-form striker duly converted. huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ With his first touch of matchday 14 the Englishman set the tone, flicking the ball inside, first-time, to Alex Granell on the wing after intercepting possession; good positioning, quick thinking, the right decision.From there it was onwards and upwards.Picking up possession in areas of the pitch made tight by a compact Atleti before beating a man to open up space, then turning on the afterburners, his first victim was midfielder Rodri, left scrambling behind him following a drop of the shoulder early on. After one more of those the pivot decided he didn’t fancy the battle anymore, and instead it was right-back Santiago Arias’ turn to try to contain him.Time and time again Roberts dribbled past the Colombian, beating him for pace as well as balance to leave the defender scrambling desperately to pull him back. The only thing missing was for the move to be finished, the attacker’s crosses not being quite connected with by the Girona forwards. REPLY RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Roberts has really found his groove in Catalonia | #LaLiga | “I was a Liverpool fan, so Steven Gerrard was my idol.” Former #Celtic winger, Patrick Roberts, talks about his heroes as a kid, and the here and now… 🐐 pic.twitter.com/ETNhauuJr3— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) November 29, 2018“I think it will just get better. The language can be an obstacle but I don’t see it that way. And he has a lot of personality: in his first game as a starter he told Borja Garcia off for not passing the ball to him when he was open. And I thought to myself ‘wow’. He’s no shrinking violet. He’s a very determined player, and when he starts scoring he’ll be even better.“And, despite being 21, he has his head in the right place.“We had seen videos of him playing for Celtic, out on the wing, dribbling past three or four people then finishing. But since he came here we’ve also seen him knowing when to run, when to hold his position. 21-year-olds are usually all about explosiveness, but we’ve seen him going: ‘OK, now isn’t the time to go on a run, I’ll hold the ball. Now I need to keep hold of possession’. Playing like a veteran.”With glowing reviews, the fans won over, and now the all-important contribution in front of goal that was missing from his performances, Roberts is on a clear upward trajectory at Girona.A player who gives them something different to everyone else in their squad, if his current form continues the Catalans will surely try to keep him beyond this season. If City don’t have other ideas.last_img read more

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Do Your Homework Before Sharing “Missing Person” Posts

first_imgYou see a post on Facebook or Twitter from someone you interact with online. They’re not a close friend, family member or someone you work with. It’s someone you met through Twitter, an online game, or they belong to one of your Facebook groups, but you’ve never met them in person.They’re saying their wife or son is missing. Could you let them know if you see their missing family member?What do you do? Do Your HomeworkIf you’re on social media, it may seem natural to quickly spread the news or share the post. You want to help others and social media makes it easy.But do you have all the facts?As Kimberley Chapman points out in Be Careful About “Missing Person Posts”:It’s one thing to circulate a current Amber Alert, ensuring that all of the information is there, that it comes from a proper source (ie don’t just reshare, CHECK THE LINKS), and that the answer is to call police, not just a random number.And be sure to update your post when the issue is resolved. But when someone you don’t know personally asks you to contact them about their missing family member, and they don’t provide:DateLocationand they ask you not to call police, think twice.You may not know the full back story. The family member may have escaped an abusive relationship. Or they may have changed their identity and left the area.Is the person really missing? Always check the story. Follow up on any links provided. Check the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Be ResponsibleYou want to share posts from police looking for abducted or missing persons. If you see the person or know something about someone who is missing or abducted, always call the police.Be suspicious of posts about a missing person with no mention of date or location. Rather than spreading the information, contact the police. It may be a legitimate request, but always contact the police to confirm. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedDo You Add the Date to Your Blog Posts? [Updated]First published on March 5, 2015 I saw Val’s tweet in my timeline earlier today and couldn’t resist commenting. Even just displaying a publishing date would be a huge help for this! I’ve run into so many tutorials that have nothing to indicate that they are years old and could…In “Blogging”Helpful Features in Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn [Infographic]If you’ve been using social media for several years, you’ve seen multiple new features added to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. I remember my excitement the first time I could include a link in a Twitter direct message. What a useful feature! It meant I could quickly share a resource…In “Social media”Recap: Commencement 2.0: Graduation for the 21st CenturyThis week on Higher Ed Live, host Seth Odell was flying solo with his talk on Commencement 2.0. Seth focused on how higher education can move beyond the traditional commencement day and develop a fun interactive event for students, parents, family and friends. Geography is no longer a restriction for…In “Higher education”last_img read more

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Oracle: Ellison Blasts “Cloud Computing”

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal and Reuters had some great quotes that came out of an analyst session with Oracle’s Larry Ellison. During the session he blasts the idea of “Cloud Computing” as the latested over-hyped buzzword. While there’s some truth in what he says, it’s also true that Oracle is late to coming around to on-Demand and “Cloud Computing”.We’ve redefined ‘cloud computing’ to include everything we currently do. So it has already achieved dominance in the industry. I can’t think of anything that isn’t cloud computing.The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. Cloud Computing. I remember I was reading W and I read that orange is the new pink. And cloud is the new SaaS. (Software as a Service) Or cloud is the new virtualization. It is the most nonsensical. I mean I read these articles … I have no idea what anybody is talking about. I mean it is really just complete gibberish.What is it? What is it? … Is it – ‘Oh, I am going to access data on a server on the Internet.’ That is cloud computing?Then there is a definition: What is cloud computing? It is using a computer that is out there. That is one of the definitions: ‘That is out there.’ These people who are writing this crap are out there. They are insane. I mean it is the stupidest.When is this idiocy going to stop? What the hell is cloud computing?We’ll make cloud computing announcements because if orange is the new pink, we’ll make orange… Okay fine, we’ll do some cloud. Maybe we’ll do an ad. I don’t know what we’ll do differently in light of cloud computing other than change the wording on some of our ads. It’s crazy. So that’s my view.last_img read more

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14th flash sale of Micromax Yu Yureka at 2pm today

first_imgThe Yu Yureka smartphone from the stable of Micromax will be up for grabs via yet another flash sale today. The sale, which begins at 2pm IST on Amazon India will be the 14th such flash sale of the smartphone.20,000 units of the device will be going up for sale, according to the company. In its previous flash sale, which took place last week, 25000 units were sold out in a matter of seven seconds.Notably, the successor to the Yu Yureka has been generating a generous amount of buzz ever since its announcement. The smartphone has been code named ‘Project Caesar’ and will also be Cyanogen OS powered, like its precursor. The smartphone has been named Yu Yuphoria.To recollect things, the dual-sim device, Yu Yureka,  comes with Cat. 4G LTE connectivity and runs on Cyanogen OS 11, which is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.It sports a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3. Other features include a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera , 5MP front camera, 16 GB internal memory expandable upto 32GB via microSD card as well as a 2500mAH battery.last_img read more

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4 things you ought to know about your breasts and how they affect your health

first_imgJust as your body changes all the time, your breasts too undergo major changes right from the timeyou hit puberty to the rest of your life. Through different stages–breastfeeding, pregnancy, menopause–they adapt to the changes in the body and whatever be their shape and size, they are an indicator of your overall health, both good and bad.Here are 4 important points to keep in mind:Growing and shrinking size: If your breasts grow or shrink, it could be due to weight gain or loss, respectively. Other reasons like pregnancy, popping birth control pills, and/or hormonal changes related to your menstrual cycle could also be the reason for such a change. However, if you’re seeing shrinkage and none of the above apply and you may instead be having hair loss, acne and facial hair issues–it’s time you consider seeing a gynaecologist for a Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) test.Lumps and bumps: While some of you may feel lumps and bumps because of hormonal changes, it is a cause of concern and should not be taken lightly. Visit your gynaecologist at the earliest. The lumps–which tend to show up on the sides of the breasts, under the armpits and/or up front and over the nipples–may feel tender or even painful, especially pre-period. Most women discard this change in their chest area as just another feeling-heavy day.Density: Having dense breasts mean you have more fibrous and glandular tissues and it makes it difficult to accurately detect tumours, if any. Since having dense breasts can also mean you’re at a faintly elevated risk of cancer, you must reach out to a doctor to take tests like an ultrasound or an MRI. Seeking professional medical assistance if you feel something unusual is a must.Colour changes: While more advanced breast cancers can lead to skin colour changes, the colour of breasts may also change during pregnancy–when nipples and areolas may enlarge and darken. Nipples may also get darker or puffier as you start to age, and let us remind you, that’s totally normal. advertisementlast_img read more

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