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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The new $7 million Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall will open Saturday, with a ceremony planned for 10 a.m. Replacing a deteriorating facility in downtown Newhall, the new center at 22421 Market St. boasts 17,000 square feet. That means plenty of space for the community’s Ballet Folklorico and boxing programs. The city also offers special programs such as homework help, a toy-lending library and basketball. Tours will be offered starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The center replaces a 7,000-square-foot rented facility, too small to accommodate the community programs. The center first opened 10 years ago, and membership now stands at more than 2,000. last_img read more

Friday’s Chelsea quiz

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Best online casinos inspired by football

first_imgWhat are the chances of Chelsea making a major challenge for the Premier League title this season?According to some of the best casinos inspired by football, Liverpool and defending champions Manchester City are likely to be the two frontrunners again. But UK casinos aren’t writing off Chelsea, who have looked impressive during pre-season.The latest win under new boss Frank Lampard came in Austria, where they beat RB Salzburg 5-3. Two of the goals were scored by Christian Pulisic, whose recent performances have been encouraging.Life after HazardReplacing talisman Hazard following his summer move to Real Madrid is an unenviable task, but Pulisic is rated as one of the best young players in the game and Chelsea will be hoping he can hit the ground running. The American playmaker has obvious ability and potential. The question is whether he can quickly adapt to the pace and physicality of English football. If he can, then Hazard might not be so badly missed after all.Midfield optionsChelsea’s strength definitely appears to be in midfield, where Lampard has some outstanding options. The new boss will surely move N’Golo Kante back to his preferred defensive midfield role, with the Frenchman having been controversially deployed in a more attacking position under Lampard’s predecessor Maurizio Sarri. It will be like a new signing for the Blues.In terms of more attacking midfield options, there are plenty. Ross Barkley has looked great in pre-season, as has young Mason Mount, who was on loan at Derby County under Lampard last season. Jorginho, Sarri’s flagship signing last summer, has not followed his old boss back to Italy and will be hoping to prove a point in his second season at Stamford Bridge. Mateo Kovacic has been signed on a permanent deal from Real Madrid and of course there’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is recovering from an Achilles injury.Giving youth a chanceLampard’s determination to give home-grown talent a chance to flourish is a great chance for Loftus-Cheek to establish himself – and he’s not alone. It looks like being a big season for Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is also recovering from an Achilles injury, while Mount looks like a brilliant prospect. Find best guide about online casinos. If the youngsters can step up and prove themselves, and if Lampard can stamp out the kind of defensive shortcomings which plagued Chelsea under Sarri, then they could well give City and Liverpool a run for their money. Many casinos realise this, but others are underestimating Chelsea’s chances.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Play Your Part episode nine: synopsis

first_imgGet your sneak peek of episode nine of the Play Your Part television series, here:Lufefe Nomjana, known as the Spinach King, is one of the guests featured on episode nine of Play Your Part, broadcast on 4 November. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporter Lufefe Nomjana was a volunteer at a community garden when he spotted a business opportunity. Using the vegetable spinach, he went on to build his company. He tells his story of how he became known as the Spinach King in this week’s Play Your Part.The episode, which is hosted by musician Kabelo Mabalane, airs on Saturday, 4 November 2017, at 18:00. It is part of a 26-episode series.Here’s more on the other two guests on this week’s episode:Avril SnymanAvril SnymanSnyman and her team talk about the growth of Lebone Village outside Bloemfontein. The village consists of five centres and benefits vulnerable children, youth and their families. Most of the children are affected by HIV and Aids.Matona Ntshona-SakupwanyaMatona Ntshona-SakupwanyaNtshona-Sakupwanya is the general manager of the marketing and communications department at The Innovation Hub, Gauteng’s innovation agency. She talks about how The Innovation Hub creates a platform to bring tech entrepreneurs, industry, academics, researchers and venture capitalists together.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

London Olympics 2012: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia loses plot in finals

first_imgIndian discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished a creditable seventh in the women’s discus throw while the gold medal was won by Sandra Perkovic of Croatia in the 2012 London Games at the Olympic Stadium here on Saturday.Sandra took the gold with throw of 69.11 metres, a national record, while the silver medal was taken by Darya Pishchalnikova of Russia with 67.56 m and Li Yanfeng of China settled for the bronze medal at 67.22m.Poonia’s best effort of 63.62 m came in her fifth and penultimate attempt. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist had 62.42 m in the first attempt and 61.61 in the third and 61.31 in the sixth and the final throw. She had two no-throws in the second and the fourth attempt.Poonia’s efforts here were nowhere near her personal best of 64.76 m that she achieved three months back in Hawaii.last_img read more