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Jan
17

“Thiefing” is indeed the culture of some in our midst

first_imgDear Editor,Just when we thought we were about getting over that disgraceful hurdle of our fire fighters stealing items from a downed aircraft, we are now in for another shocker in our Policemen stealing model planes from an International Aviation air-show meeting held here recently.There seems to be no end to this barefaced, shameless, conduct of our “Disciplined” Services. It is beyond comprehension what these guys have done and I am registering my sternest rebuke to their actions with the firm view that strict disciplinary action is taken. My recommendation is that these guys be dismissed from their post as officers in the service as well as have them serve some jail time. This nonsense has to stop and this is the only way we can send that message.Guyana has to purge itself of this scourge and this has to be done now, not sometime in the future. For too long we have been plagued by these instances of theft and rampant corruption in the Guyana Police Force. No wonder the public has lost confidence in the Disciplined Services. To think those who swore to protect and serve us are the ones doing these dastardly things is enough to send you over the edge. Again, I say this nonsense has to stop, now!Now I love to delve back into history sometimes because the information gleaned, gives you a solid background and a clear picture as to the real cause for the course of action taken by some in our midst. Having said that, I reference you back to one of the programmes formulated by the People’s National Congress (PNC) Government called “Self Help Projects”. These projects were placed under the direct supervision of known party hacks and their corrupt associates which made it a recipe for disaster right from the very start.Burnham’s “Self Help Projects” rebranded “help yourself projects” became a bastion for thievery and corruption and a place for every greed and avarice you can imagine. Building materials meant for those purposes saw wholesale removal in broad daylight with no one being brought to justice for such barefaced thievery. Further to our misery, those who dared to question their actions were met with humiliating punishments such as branding them thieves and saboteurs.To think of it, the corrupt ones were calling the opposers to their corrupt actions “thieves.” Incidentally, that very same word “saboteur” was used by Minister Harmon to defend the corrupt actions of his very own PNC hacks in some of these Neighbourhood Councils. Very revealing how history repeats itself.I painstakingly took the time to go through the rudiments of these “Self Help Projects” and how it worked to give you a clear understanding as to the reasons behind present day behaviour of some in society, including lawmen. Some in society today are still mired in that gene pool of corrupt mentality, and once you are of that mode of thinking, things the likes of fire fighters, even coming out of their vacation to “help themselves,” would be the order of the day.My point is if stern action is not taken now, that is firm, decisive, corrective action (not token words like we are going to do something about these guys or any such generalities. I am talking about firm action oriented measures, otherwise we are going to suffer further shame down the road once this mode of thinking prevails.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Jan
17

Detriment of GECOM

first_imgDear Editor,Stan Lee in his prophetic self has foreseen the events in Guyana and described them in his character Thanos in the movie, Avengers: Infinity War.Thanos is a direct fictional representation of the GECOM Chairman, James Patterson. The six infinity stones represent the six GECOM Commissioners and the Infinity Gauntlet is GECOM as an entity.We see Thanos adopting a young child after her planet was ravaged. This is a brilliant use of analogy by Stan Lee as the child represents the young Guyanese Constitution born of conflict in Guyana’s past.In his quest for complete control, Thanos has to sacrifice the child, ie the Constitution. Stan, again, by his use of circular poetic plots, allows Red Skull to meet Thanos and convey unto him the message that to get the stone, he has to sacrifice the thing he loves most. Red Skull is a glaring parallel of the Leader of the Opposition, who is both bald and red-aligned. The GECOM Chairman then sacrifices the Constitution.In the final showdown at Wakanda, this is a direct metaphor for High and Cowan Streets which have seen a lot of protests.Thanos then clicks his fingers and wipes out half of the universe, also causing damage to the Infinity Gauntlet. This scene is the equivalent to the Chairman of GECOM wanting to remove half of the list (probably by random) but at the detriment to GECOM.Stan Lee did not forget the international committee and Caricom in this his masterpiece on Guyanese politics, this community is represented by the DC Universe, they are all silent, not acknowledged and probably does not exist.Yours truly,Shan Singhlast_img read more

Jan
10

Napoli, Sevilla, Celtic into CL group stage

first_img0Shares0000Napoli’s striker Jose Callejon celebrates after scoring a goal in Nice on August 22, 2017 © AFP / VALERY HACHEPARIS, France, Aug 22 – A Jose Callejon goal helped Napoli ease into the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, while Sevilla also went through and Celtic suffered a scare in Kazakhstan before winning their play-off tie.Third in Serie A last season, Napoli were too strong for Nice, winning 2-0 in France with Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne both scoring as they progressed 4-0 on aggregate. Beaten by eventual winners Real Madrid in the last 16 last season, Maurizio Sarri’s side took the lead when Marek Hamsik deposited a low cross from the left for Callejon to convert at the back post in the 48th minute.The dangerous Dries Mertens then hit the post before Insigne sealed the Italians’ win a minute from time.“Napoli must keep on playing in the Champions League every season, because this is where we belong. We are happy with the qualification,” said Insigne.Nice, for whom recent signing Wesley Sneijder started, were thoroughly outplayed over the two legs and will have to settle for a place in the group stage of the Europa League instead.Sevilla, who won the Europa League three years in a row before losing to Leicester City in the last 16 of the Champions League last season, survived an almighty scare against Istanbul Basaksehir to go through.The Spanish side, 2-1 winners in the first leg in Turkey, drew 2-2 at the Sanchez Pizjuan to advance 4-3 on aggregate.They went behind on the night to an Eljero Elia goal but Sergio Escudero headed in a Jesus Navas cross early in the second half for the home side.Great play from Nolito then set up Wissam Ben Yedder to seemingly end any doubt, but Edin Visca levelled the scores again on the night and an Emre Belozoglu free-kick struck the woodwork in the last minute as Sevilla came within a whisker of going out on away goals.– ‘Mixed emotions’ –Celtic went through 8-4 on aggregate despite losing 4-3 to Astana in the second leg of their play-off in Kazakhstan as a second-half wobble gave their hosts hope of pulling off a miraculous recovery.Brendan Rodgers’ side had won 5-0 in the first leg in Glasgow and a super Scott Sinclair strike in the 34th minute should have killed the tie.Astana, who had gone ahead on the night through a Kristoffer Ajer own goal, were given something to cling onto as a goal by Serikzhan Muzhikov and a Patrick Twumasi brace made it 4-1 on the night.Celtic qualified for the Champions League group stage © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISBut Olivier Ntcham ended Astana’s hopes when his deflected strike made it 4-2 on the night before Leigh Griffiths reduced the deficit further in the final minute.“I have mixed emotions because we didn’t defend well enough,” Rodgers told BT Sport after a scare that brought back memories of the same stage 12 months ago.Celtic beat Hapoel Beer-Sheva of Israel 5-2 at home in the first leg of the play-offs last year and then wobbled in the return, losing 2-0 to scrape through.“We had our Beer-Sheva moment. I thought we were going to get through this campaign without the anxiety. The players were on the ropes for 15 or 20 minutes but then they regained composure.”Greek champions Olympiakos are also back in the group stage following a 1-0 victory away to Croatian champions Rijeka that took them through 3-1 on aggregate. German international Marko Marin scored the only goal on the night.Maribor of Slovenia also progressed, beating Hapoel Beer-Sheva 1-0 with a Mitja Viler strike as they won the tie on away goals.The remaining five ties will conclude on Wednesday, with the highlight seeing Liverpool take a 2-1 lead into their play-off second leg against Hoffenheim at Anfield.The draw for the lucrative group stage will be held in Monaco on Thursday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Dec
28

MAN DENIES ASSAULT AFTER ERECTING SIGNS FOR HIS FATHER’S WAKE

first_imgA man has been accused of assaulting another man who blew his car horn close to his home as he erected signs for his dead father’s wake.Dominic Gibson was erecting signs for his father Eddie’s wake after he had died the previous day.As Gibson and his brother Martin were erecting the signs at Castletown, St Johnston, on May 31st, 2010, a car approached them beeping its horn. Martin’s son Thomas, 13, had run across the road back to their car which had its hazard lights on.Gibson, of Castletown, St Johnston, claimed the car, which was being driven by Hugh Toland, failed to slow down and that he had to push the young boy out of the way of the car.The court heard that the two brothers later approached Toland outside his house at Ard Baithin, St Johnston as he was sitting in his Ford Galaxy car with neighbour Bridgid McGrath.Mr Toland, 66, claims that he was head-butted three times by Martin Gibson and that Dominic Gibson also assaulted him by punching him in the shoulder.“He (Martin) had his hands around my neck and then he head-butted me. I was frightened for my life,” he said.A medical report revealed Toland suffered a fracture to the nose and also severe bruising of the face.A neighbour of Mr Toland, Maureen Bonner, said she looked out her window and aw the Gibson treating Hugh Toland “like a ragdoll.”A statement on behalf of Dominic Gibson said that his brother Martin went to speak with Mr Toland as he suspected he was drink-driving.Dominic said he told Mr Toland that he was simply putting up wake signs for his father’s wake.He then claimed that Mr Toland said “F*** your father’s wake.”Gibson claimed it was Toland who first attacked his brother and he was merely trying to break up the row.Mr Toland completely denied the allegation saying he hadn’t taken a drink in 40 years and that he had actually bought a mass card for Mr Gibson’s father and was going to his funeral.The court heard that Mr Gibson’s brother Martin is outside of the jurisdiction in Strabane, Co Tyrone and could not be charged with any offence.After deliberating for two hours and twenty minutes at Letterkenny Circuit Court, the jury of six men and six women failed to reach a verdict.Judge John O’Hagan ordered a retrial and remanded the accused on continuing bail.MAN DENIES ASSAULT AFTER ERECTING SIGNS FOR HIS FATHER’S WAKE was last modified: January 30th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:assaultDominic Gibsonfather’s wakeHugh TolandSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Dec
26

Hazard to Madrid in doubt? Plus reason why Ronaldo shirt sales won’t cover fee

first_imgLatest headlines and transfer stories from talkSPORT.com:Neil Warnock says Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t speak to Wilfried Zaha while he was at Man UnitedHarry Redknapp says the Premier League title race will be between Liverpool and Man City this seasonLiverpool agreed personal terms with Alisson before World CupChelsea, Manchester City and Barcelona in race for Juventus’ Miralem PjanicLazio preparing to sign Chelsea winger PedroTottenham and Everton suffer Malcom blow as Roma meet his representatives Here’s a round-up of all the top transfer rumours and football gossip from Saturday’s newspapers and online… 4 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Meanwhile, Barcelona have made a third bid of around £55million for Chelsea winger Willian. (Sky Sports) And Joe Hart could be on his way to Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea considering a £5m bid for the 31-year-old Manchester City goalkeeper. (The Sun)The Blues are also now targeting Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, having already shown an interest in team-mates Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani. (The Sun)Neymar has dismissed suggestions he is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain, as Real step up their search for Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement. (Marca)Crystal Palace have put a £70million price tag on winger Wilfried Zaha. The 25-year-old wants to leave Selhurst Park and is being chased by Everton and Borussia Dortmund. (The Sun) Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Trippier was one of England’s top performers at the World Cup – scoring a goal in their semi-final defeat to Croatia Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish is edging closer to a move to Tottenham, with the 22-year-old’s move to north London expected to be completed by early next week. (Daily Mirror)Everton have made a £14m bid for Barcelona’s 25-year-old French defender Lucas Digne – who manager Marco Silva believes could be Leighton Baines’ long-term successor at Goodison Park – FULL STORYArsenal youngster Chuba Akpom, 22, is heading for the exit, with a £2m return to Belgian side Sint-Truiden the likeliest move for the forward. (The Independent)In-demand Oleksandr Zinchenko, 21, says he is “so happy” at Manchester City amid reports of a £16m bid for his services from Wolves, while Fulham and Newcastle are also interested in the Ukraine international. (Express & Star) predicted How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 4 4 smart causal gameday who plays? center_img 4 possible xi ALTERED Is 25-year-old Wilfried Zaha worth £70million? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes highlights How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Is Simon Mignloet on his way to the Nou Camp this summer? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Eden Hazard could yet stay at Chelsea because new Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is happy with his attacking options and not bothered about signing him. (Marca)Juventus made a staggering $60m in shirt sales in the 24 hours following Cristiano Ronaldo’s unveiling, but sports lawyer Jake Cohen explains why that doesn’t even come close to covering his transfer fee. (Independent)Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has emerged as a shock target for Barcelona, who reportedly want the Belgian as their new No.2 – FULL STORY Real Madrid are rumoured to be plotting a bid for Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier, after he impressed England at the World Cup. The Spanish giants are among a host of English and European clubs keen on the 27-year-old, who was named in the World Cup Team of the Tournament. (The Sun)Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in on Aston Villa’s shortlist of managerial candidates, in the event the club’s new Egyptian owners decide to replace Steve Bruce. (Daily Mail)Real Madrid are preparing to make an opening £112million for Chelsea star man Eden Hazard. (Evening Standard)Blues team-mate – and former Barcelona midfielder – Cesc Fabregas has revealed he is “speaking to Eden Hazard often” to try and keep the Belgian forward out of Real Madrid’s hands. (Daily Telegraph) NEW ERA West Ham and Newcastle are in talks over a £10million move for 24-year-old Atlanta United and Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron. (The Sun)Fulham look set to sign Spanish goalkeeper keeper Fabri in £5m deal from Besiktas, and also have a £20m deal ready for Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. (The Sun)Newcastle will reportedly use the cash raised by Mitrovic’s exit to fund a £16.5m move for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon. (Daily Star)last_img read more

Dec
26

Guardiola responds after Man City starlet Phil Foden is dubbed ‘the new Iniesta’

first_imgPep Guardiola has played down comparisons between Manchester City youngster Phil Foden and Spanish legend Andres Iniesta.However, the boss did insist the 18-year-old midfielder has everything in his locker to be a big player for the Premier League champions for the next decade. 4 Guardiola believes Foden has a big future at Manchester City Guardiola did not want to burden Foden with the same parallel, but did say he feels the talented youngster can become a long-term regular at the Etihad Stadium.“Wow. These are big, big words. I have said many times we are delighted with Phil,” Guardiola said of Robinson’s likeness.“I am not going to say he is going to become Andres Iniesta because it puts pressure on him, Iniesta is by far one of the best players I ever saw in my life so we cannot put the pressure on Phil.“But he has the quality to stay here for 10 years because I think he wants to stay, I think the club wants him to. But step by step, he needs to play regularly, but I think he has all the skills to play with us.” “You’d almost put him in the same bracket as when you see… I remember seeing Barcelona live and seeing Iniesta playing in those sort of positions. He’s almost like that. He’s small.“So please academies, don’t release small talented players. There’s a home for them in our country. We can grow them, we can develop them, we can aid them.” Foden was everywhere for Man City against League One side Oxford United 4 4 4 England Under-19s captain Foden ran the show as holders City eased into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 3-0 win at Oxford on Tuesday night.He played a part in goals for Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez before rounding off the victory with his first senior strike.Oxford boss Karl Robinson was stunned by the performance of a player dubbed by City supporters as the ‘Stockport Iniesta’, and also drew comparisons with the former Spain international – who has won a World Cup and four Champions League titles during an illustrious career. Robinson was suitably impressed enough by Foden’s display to make the Iniesta connection and also pleaded with other clubs to hold on to talented, smaller players.“We planned to press, and after three-and-a-half minutes, we had three of ours pressed that one player. I think I blinked, the next thing he was through them,” he said.“His ability, his orientation of himself on the football is genius. These are things when you’re working with young players, that you find that only very few coaching sessions can really bring that out. There’s a naturalness to that. And it’s something I’ve not seen for a long time. Foden scored his first senior City goal in the 3-0 cup win 18-year-old Foden has been dubbed the ‘Stockport Iniesta’ by City fans last_img read more

Dec
25

MARTINA’S STUNNING PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWER

first_imgMETEOR SHOWER BY MARTINA GARDINERDONEGAL photographer Martina Gardiner was in the right place at the right time to catch this stunning picture of last night’s meteor shower.It may have been a bit miserable here – but Martina was on a Scottish island and got a great view.“Despite all the pessimistic forecasts we had a few hours of completely clear skies here on the Isle of Mull,” said Martina. “We all got to enjoy a bit of meteor watching around the cottage & then a couple of us headed off for a few more photos. Not only did we find this cute campervan on our beach but while taking a photo this huge fireball appeared. What’s the chances! Made our night!” MARTINA’S STUNNING PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWER was last modified: August 13th, 2013 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:MARTINA’S STUNNING PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWERlast_img read more

Dec
25

EMACIATED DOG LEFT TO DIE IN HOUSE FOR A MONTH AFTER OWNER MOVED OUT

first_imgANIMAL welfare officers in Donegal have expressed their horror and outrage after a starving pet dog was left behind at a house by owners who moved out a month ago.Donegal Pet Rescue (DPR) say the case of the Boxer dog – which they have named Chance – is one of the worst cases they have dealt with in recent times.Gardai in Carrigans are investigating the incident, said DPR spokesman Ryan McCauley. Ryan told donegaldaily.com: “As the sun has shined putting everyone in good humor this week, we at Donegal Pet Rescue have had to deal with one of the most severe cases of animal cruelty that we have seen in the county in quite a while.“It is just so hard to believe that in the year 2012 we are still having cruelty cases in Ireland. We received a call to attend to a Boxer that had unfortunately been left behind when his owners moved out of their house almost a month ago according to our information so far.“We decided to call this poor boxer CHANCE. Chance’s living conditions were terrible; he had been lying in his own feces and had no access to food or fresh water.“Chance did not have the energy to even stand up or walk when rescued, all he could do was lift his head and look up through his big sad eyes. Chance had almost given up on life itself. Our first point of call was to ring ahead to the vets to get Chance seen as quickly as possible as we had not seen a dog in such a bad state before. “On examination by the vet we discovered that Chance weighed less than half the normal weight of a boxer his age.“He also had many more things that are still worrying to us. Chance’s skin is in a terrible condition due to the lack of nutrition.”Chance has several infections to his body and is now been treated with antibiotics, these infection include several open and weeping sores due to the fact of him not being able to get up and were his bones are protruding trough his skin, said Ryan.CAN’T WALKThe charity officer went on: “His joints have all weakened and he finds it very hard to walk. We are now getting him settled in special bedding to protect his fragile bones and help ease his sores that are all over his body. “The next few weeks will be very hard on Chance as he will have to adjust his eating pattern slowly to help put his stomach back in shape and we just pray that he has not done any lasting damage to his organs.”The dog will be put on a strict diet with special food.Ryan added: “We at Donegal Pet Rescue and the local Garda office in Carrigans are appealing to members of the public for any information on the dog we now call Chance and his previous owner.”* You can contact Donegal Pet Rescue on 0862222006 or Carrigans Garda Station on 074 9140113. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyEMACIATED DOG LEFT TO DIE IN HOUSE FOR A MONTH AFTER OWNER MOVED OUT was last modified: March 29th, 2012 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:CarrigansEMACIATED DOG LEFT TO DIE FOR A MONTH AFTER OWNER MOVED OUTlast_img read more

Dec
25

HEARTACHE AS SHUTTERS COME DOWN ON LAFFERTY’S SUPERMARKET – WITH 29 JOBS GONE

first_imgTHE shutters have finally come down on Lafferty’s Supermarket in Creeslough – sounding the deathknell of a business which has served its community for almost half a century.The future of the petrol station will be decided in the courts on Friday.But staff were given a 15-minute warning – and the supermarket was gone. After a protracted battle to save the village shop and a family pub“It was a surreal moment… a scene reminiscent of the pages from the John Healy novel, ‘Death of an Irish Town’ published in 1968,” writes journalist John McAteer in today’s edition of the Tirconaill Tribune.“The iconic book chronicled the economic and social decline of rural life in the west of Ireland in a time of widespread poverty and mass emigration. Those dark days in Irish life came back to Creeslough this week amid deepening concerns over the future of this historic village and the 29 jobs already lost,” writes McAteer.“The clinical closure is hard to capture fully in mere words as a lifetime’s work of one family is wiped out as a security firm acting on a High Court decision arrives to give effect to the order for closure. “Workers inside the shop have spoken of a team of around nineteen people entering the shop: seeking out the proprietors, the keys and after a brief few words with staff, they were requested to leave: in 15 minutes it was all over as the shutters were closed.“The cold hand of officialdom works in a very definitive way without histrionics or much else and it is all over in a tick as everyone files out the door of their workplace.”You can read John McAteer’s account of the closure in today’s Tirconaill Tribune. HEARTACHE AS SHUTTERS COME DOWN ON LAFFERTY’S SUPERMARKET – WITH 29 JOBS GONE was last modified: June 13th, 2013 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:HEARTACHE AS SHUTTERS COME DOWN ON LAFFERTY’S SUPERMARKET – WITH 29 JOBS GONElast_img read more

Dec
25

Gala to help center for kids

first_imgLANCASTER – The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley will benefit from the annual Heartsounds gala. “Return to Casablanca” is the theme for the event, which will take place Nov. 5 in the Poppy Pavilion at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. The hall will be decorated like Rick’s Cafe, run by Humphrey Bogart in the classic film “Casablanca,” with a Moroccan bazaar, casino table games, a silent auction and a henna temporary tattoo artist. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $100 a person. For ticket and sponsorship information, call the Heartsounds hotline at (661) 949-1206, Ext. 226. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Big-band music will be provided by the Bob Noval Orchestra. Guests can win diamond jewelry donated by Domani Jewelers. Incorporated in 1988, the Children’s Center is a private nonprofit organization that provides therapy and other help to victims of child abuse, children at risk of abuse and their families. GEM Mortgage is a $10,000 sponsor. The $5,000 sponsors include Professional Pipeline Contractors Inc., Frazier Masonry, Robertson’s Palmdale Honda and Antelope Valley Hospital. The $1,500 sponsors are Lancaster Community Hospital, the Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors; AV Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing; Coldwell Banker, A Hartwig Co.; J&J Unlimited; Re-Max All-Pro; All Seasons Gifts & Baskets; Classic Curb; Re-Max All-Pro, Fabian Terracciano; Morgan Stanley, Nadia Aquino; Lockheed Martin; Sierra Medical Group; and Mike Maher Masonry. last_img read more