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A World Bank Group survey conducted in the worst Ebola hit nations, including Liberia, has painted a bright picture for Liberia while Sierra Leone still lags behind.So far, Liberia has officially gone at least 19 days (today) without recording a single new case of the virus on its territory while in neighboring Sierra Leone, despite reports of the infection rate dropping, the virus is still raging.According to the latest round of “high-frequency mobile-phone surveys” conducted in both countries by the Bank and partners, in order to assess how Ebola is impacting people’s livelihoods, the return to work continues in Liberia, led by gains for wage workers and the rural self-employed, while the picture remains mixed in Sierra Leone, where urban youth and the non-farm self-employed continued to lag behind.The survey findings have come at a time when the Presidents of Liberia – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma, and Guinea – Alpha Condé, are in Washington, DC at the World Bank Group’s Spring Meetings. The three West African leaders are in the US to share their Ebola recovery plans with finance and development ministers and international partners. Ahead of the Spring Meeting, they met with US President Barack Obama.“As Liberia approaches zero cases, and Sierra Leone sees promising declines in infection rates in recent weeks, it will be important to understand where economic recovery efforts should be targeted, and which people within each country need the most attention both now and once the health crisis has fully abated,” the Bank said in a release.”Liberia has made great progress in its fight against Ebola and I have great hope that all affected countries will get to and maintain zero cases,” said Makhtar Diop, World Bank Group Vice President for the Africa Region. “Even as these countries implement their respective economic recovery plans, the long-term economic and social impacts of such a prolonged and devastating outbreak will undoubtedly put many families and communities at risk. We and our partners must continue to respond quickly and effectively to support those who need it most.”In Liberia, the Bank has worked closely with the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) and the Gallup Organization to conduct these mobile-phone surveys.In Liberia, key findings from surveys state, “employment situation in Liberia continues to improve. A return in wage work and rural self-employment was offset by a typical seasonal lull in agricultural work, so the overall percentage out of work remains similar to January. Women continue to experience the worst job losses – they are typically self-employed, working as traders or in markets, the type of jobs that have been most impacted.The Bank also said that most agricultural households reported that their 2014 harvest was smaller than the previous year. “These effects,” according to them, “are not restricted to areas that have been directly impacted by Ebola, underlining the need to provide broad agricultural support across the country.”The surveys further stated that food insecurity remains high in the country, but has seen significant improvement in rural areas.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last Friday, April 9, inaugurated Liberia’s first post-war industrial rice processing and warehousing facility, Fabrar, in Kakata, Margibi County. In her remarks at the facility, she stated that Fabrar’s initiative represents “a major step forward;” adding that it should have been done as a country.The Bank’s surveys state that increases in urban areas have offset the decrease in rural areas, so the national level stayed about the same since January, with just under 75 percent of those surveyed reporting that they were concerned about having enough to eat in the previous week. “The use of economic coping strategies such as selling or slaughtering livestock, borrowing money, and delaying investments has also leveled off, a hopeful sign that households are beginning to rebuild lost assets.”“The use of public services appears to be rebounding. As schools have re-opened, more than three-quarters of respondents with primary school-aged children reported at least some have returned to school. Older children, however, saw a decline in attendance from last year. In both age groups, parents cited a lack of money as the main barrier to sending children back to school, rather than fear of infection. The cost constraints may be more significant for older children though as fees and costs are higher for later years of schooling, and because older children have more income generating potential for the household.“In health services, there appears to be a shift from private providers back to public providers, approaching pre-crisis levels.”This fifth round of data collection in Liberia will be the last done by mobile phone, the Bank said. They disclosed that they are working with LISGIS to return to in-person surveys now that the infection risk is lower. “These will allow for an even fuller understanding of what Ebola’s effects have been in that country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Celebrating its 55th Anniversary, the Monrovia Breweries Incorporated (MBI), producers of Club Beer, have unveiled the “gold new look” of the nation’s world-famous beer brand. “This year, Club beer celebrates its 55-years of existence. A reason to dress-up and present it a new look, because club beer belongs to Liberia,” said Human Resource Administrator Stephen G. Scott yesterday at the company’s headquarters in Duala, Monrovia. Based on these qualities, he said, Club Beer decided this year to introduce a new appearance structure of its brand. With the slogan, “Same Club Beer, New Style,” Mr. Scott said this new look resembles joy, pleasure and fresh excitement.“Earlier this year we changed the bottle cap of our Club Beer, and customers as well as journalists immediately noticed the change. This provided everybody with a first impression on what is happening today,” Scott said, adding that the company is very proud and happy to introduce a new look of the product on the market.“Our beloved Club Beer, our premium beer, receives a completely new look and the design visually expresses what it stands for,” he said.Explaining the new label on the small and large bottles, Scott said the gold represents the high quality and superiority of the product.“It is looking very elegant and classy on a white background. We want to present the strong brand image of Club Beer and our unique cloverleaf, which has been part of us for 55 years,” said Scott.According to him, the company is an important investor, a social employer and large tax payer and, as such, it will continue to invest in its product and improve production.Mr. Scott also promised MBI’s valuable customers and consumers on behalf of the company that they will continue to strive to sustain their position and grow to positively impact the country.“Meanwhile, in conjunction with the new design for Club Beer, our new website goes online today. All consumers (above 18 only) are invited to our new Facebook page (www.facebook.com/monbrew) and website (www.monbrew.com). These sites provide you with pictures of our activities and promotions,” he added.MBI says it builds the core of its operations on consumers’ satisfaction, and this is why the company has been so successful. As a result of its commitment to offering the best of satisfaction, the company says it continues to make frantic efforts in revolutionizing its products while ensuring that the pleasures and desires of its many customers are met with the much desired tasty products.“This is what makes our company the best in the country, in its sector,” the company said in a statement. “But aside from the level of satisfaction that is accrued from what is being consumed, the outlook of the products also brings pleasure to the eyes.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Upcoming audit at UG…wants to extend contractWith an audit into spending practices at the University of Guyana (UG) drawing closer, Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith has emerged to hit back at claims that his administration has been engaged in exuberant spending.UG Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw GriffithIn fact, Griffith is alleging that with his contract at UG almost up, unions who have pushed for the audit have also ramped up their campaign to force him out. But the Vice-Chancellor has no plans of going anywhere, as he noted on Tuesday that he is interested in extending his time overseeing UG.“Take the story entitled ‘No toilet paper and soap for staff but UG spent over $400,000 to cater dinner for eight published on April 22, 2019. Not only is it patently inaccurate to assert that there is no toilet paper and soap at UG, but the claim that $400,000 was spent on a dinner for eight individuals is patently false! I say this without fear of contradiction,” Griffith stated.“The same concerns relate to another recent story ‘UG executives tripled their salaries in five years… why not await the results of the audit? Incidentally, the unions were told the reasons why a forensic audit being demanded was not possible; there is no evidence of fraud. Why not wait for the results of the audit?”Griffith claimed that increases in spending went towards a number of infrastructural works such as a new parking lot, the refurbishment of the Cheddi Jagan Lecture Hall at a cost of $16 million and a student social complex at a cost of $56 million.The University of Guyana“We also made significant improvements in the library at Turkeyen and in Berbice, built a brand new building for facilities maintenance, and will see the completion of the new math and science classroom building soon,” Griffith also said.Meanwhile, in an invited comment, a UG student confirmed that basic items like toilet paper and soap are indeed largely absent from the University campus’ washroom facilities. This situation, he noted, is not only felt by staff but by the students also.FinancesAfter months of concerns being expressed about spending and wastage, it was recently revealed that the Education Ministry had requested the Office of the Auditor General to conduct a special audit of the University of Guyana’s finances.In February, a group of employees attached to the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus had picketed the Vice-Chancellery, calling for audits into the spending of the University as it is allegedly unable to properly account for its expenditures and more so, offer a salary increase to its staffers, although tuition fees have been increasing annually.UG’s administration was accused of wanton spending including hosting several events and standing the expenses of meals and accommodation for guest speakers as well as hiring select individuals and paying them super salaries, and sending large delegations overseas, all on the University’s bill. Professor Griffith has consistently denied those claims.The University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) have in particular levelled these accusations. The Unions had joined forces to question why monies were allocated in previous budgets to entities which do not exist and moreover, what became of those funds.They had also demanded answers from the administration on how much money was spent on non-essential events in the last two and half years, which include but are not limited to the Law and Society series, the Turkeyen-Tain talks, and the Vice-Chancellor’s installation ceremony.They had argued that while these monies were being spent, the core units of the University, which include faculties and schools, had been informed that no money is available for essential repairs and payment for stationery, among others.In his 2016 report, Auditor General Deodat Sharma had found that $209 million has been unaccounted for from the University of Guyana’s Science and Technology Support Project, funded by the Government of Guyana (GoG) and the International Development Association (IDA) under Credit Agreement No 4969-GY.However, the University had insisted that the monies were used for infrastructure projects on the campus, including a fibre optic cable to provide students with Wi-Fi. It had also noted that some of the monies were used to renovate the faculty buildings.
Like an aging movie star returning after decades in the shadows, the legendary corner of Hollywood and Vine is making a comeback. An official groundbreaking will be held today for a $600 million residential and retail project designed to bring zing, zest and “za-za-zu” back to the area. “This project really represents the vision of how Hollywood will be in the future – a very dynamic, urban community, said Leron Gubler, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. And when it’s ready for its closeup in two years, the southeast corner of the famous intersection will feature 143 high-end condos, 297 market-rate and 78 affordable apartments, a 300-room W Hotel and 55,000 square feet of upscale shops on a five-acre site. The winning bid by Gatehouse Capital Corp. includes promises to build a W Hotel – a luxury project that officials knew would anchor the corner with elegance and lure other projects to the area, county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said. “That’s the way these things get started. They get started one project at a time, one block at a time, one mile at a time and pretty soon you have a real resurgence, regeneration of the area,” Yaroslavsky said. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority owns nearly all five acres of the city block at Hollywood and Vine, which also includes a stop for the Red Line. The new project is one of 30 in which the MTA is working to make mass transportation part of residents’ everyday lives. The Hollywood and Vine project is also designed to complement the $615 million redevelopment project at the Hollywood & Highland Center, which includes the Kodak Theatre, plus shops, restaurants and a 640-room Renaissance Hotel. Transit a key asset MTA officials and developers envision communities that rely more on public transportation than cars to run errands, go to work or have a night out on the town. “If you need a tube of toothpaste or a cup of coffee, you don’t have to get in your car to do it,” said Roger Moliere, head of real estate development for the MTA. “It cuts down, hopefully, on all the day-to-day little trips and big trips to work, and that’s really the overriding idea.” Garcetti said the Hollywood he envisions will make new history, not just evoke the past. Surrounded by the sparkling stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the area will see more developments built in anticipation of this one, Gubler said. The Broadway Building, once a department store that closed in the 1970s and then became office space, now houses 90 condos on the southwest corner of Hollywood and Vine. More condos are planned for the northeast corner inside the old Equitable Building. On the west side of Vine Street, north of Hollywood Boulevard, a residential and mixed-use development is planned. East of the intersection on Hollywood Boulevard is a project called Boulevard 6200, which will create 1,000 apartments and 150,000 square feet for shopping. And down the way at Vine Street and Selma Avenue, plans call for a 60,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market topped with 300 apartments. “These will completely transform and change the entire landscape of the area,” Gubler said. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3746 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The historic Taft Building – which once housed offices for Will Rogers, Charlie Chaplin and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences – will stay. Also remaining is Bernard Luggage Co. – a multi-generational family store that fought off the city’s eminent domain claim for the property. The new project is part of an effort to return Hollywood to the glory days of Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, rather than the tough and gritty community depicted in “Pretty Woman.” “A decade ago, Hollywood and Vine was synonymous with blight, crime and neglect,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti, whose district includes Hollywood. “We have the most famous intersection in this city being restored to glamour that we haven’t seen in 80 years.” A block at a time City and Los Angeles County officials worked five years on the on the Hollywood and Vine project, completing necessary environmental and traffic reports and searching for the right developer for the property.
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The Supreme Court has begun hearing an appeal by Donegal woman Marie Fleming against the refusal of the High Court to relax the absolute ban on assisted suicide.In January, the High Court ruled against the 59-year-old, who took a landmark case challenging the law on assisted suicide.Lifford woman Ms Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, wants an order declaring the ban on assisted suicide declared invalid under the Constitution and incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. However, the High Court said while her rights were affected by the ban it could not agree the legislation was disproportionate.The court agreed personal autonomy, especially in medical matters, was a core Constitutional value affected by a ban on assisted suicide, but said it could not agree that it was a disproportionate interference with this right.Opening the case this morning, senior counsel Brian Murray said it would be his submission that the High Court was wrong in this decision.Mr Murray outlined Ms Fleming’s condition to the court and said she was in constant pain and distress and suffered indignity.He said she did not seek to have another person kill her, but she wished to and could take that step herself but needed assistance to do so.Mr Murray said she was unable to take a course of action open to an able-bodied person.He said the court would be asked to decide if the ban on assisted suicide impaired Ms Fleming’s rights under the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights.If so, the court would be asked to decide was it justified in doing so in the public interest and if it was proportionate.Mr Murray said the court would also be asked to decide if there was a discrimination between Ms Fleming and an able-bodied person who can take their own life.He said she has a right to a dignified death and to choose the manner and timing of that death.Mr Murray said the cruel irony was, were she able bodied and not experiencing the same acute degree of suffering, she would be able to do what she now wants to do.The appeal is expected to last three days.SUPREME COURT BEGINS HEARING LIFFORD WOMAN’S APPEAL IN RIGHT TO DIE CASE was last modified: February 26th, 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:MARIE FLEMINGsupreme court
A former winner on “Survivor” has been suspended from his job at the Ohio transportation department after an investigation concluded he took an unauthorized leave of absence. The agency suspended Chris Daugherty of South Vienna for 20 days without pay Friday. Investigators said he used a bogus medical excuse to leave work for a month last fall to attend a promotional tour for the CBS reality TV show in Europe. Daugherty, 55, won $1 million in 2004 for “Survivor: Vanuatu – Islands of Fire,” but returned to his $34,000-a-year job, working roads in central Ohio for the steady paycheck and benefits. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 – Associated Press Oprah getting a custom jet Oprah Winfrey is about to receive the custom-built, $42 million executive jet she ordered from Bombardier Aerospace, a Canadian newspaper reported. The talk-show host’s production company, Harpo, is paying for the Global Express XRS jet, which will have seating for about 10 passengers, the Montreal newspaper La Presse reported. – Associated Press Stoppard plays to run marathon A trilogy of plays by Tom Stoppard will feature 30 actors portraying more than 70 characters and last more than nine hours. Lincoln Center Theater will devote much of its 2006-07 season to “The Coast of Utopia,” the collective title for a trio of plays by the author of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” The huge project, directed by Jack O’Brien, starts with “Voyage,” opening Nov. 5; moves on to “Shipwreck,” Dec. 21; and finishes with “Salvage,” opening Feb. 15. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Cllr Frank McBrearty has appealed to Health Minister James Reilly to listen to the parents of children in Donegal with diabetes.Cllr Frank McBreartyA protest is planned tomorrow by parents of children with diabetes who claim services are being downgraded across Donegal.Cllr McBrearty, who himself is diabetic, has demanded the Minister sit up and pay attention to the needs and rights of parents of children with the condition. Minister for HealthDr James Reilly TDDept of Health Hawkins HouseDublin 21st March 2014Dear Minister ReillyI am writing to you as parent, a diabetic and as a Local public representative that is a member of the HSE western forum who represents the people of Donegal.I wish to bring to your attention the problems diabetic children and their families are going to face when the paediatric diabetic service is reduced for the 143 children that depend on this service. See attached email to me from Sara Louise Bonner, one of the 143 paediatric diabetic patients in Donegal and her Mother Kathy Bonner’s feelings on how serious this situation will become for these families. When you read their story about how this will affect them, you will fully understand how important the service of Avril McCloskey the nurse with the knowledge, experience and the understanding of what the needs of these families are and in particular the paediatric patients themselves you will then understand. Minister, I believe that as a Doctor you should have the knowledge and understanding of how these families feel with this service being reduced. We as Irish citizen are supposed to be protected by our Constitution and the rights of our children are enshrined in that Constitution.Minister, you will see attached also in my letter an update on the paediatric diabetes service provision. The contents of this you are probably aware of and if you are not then I would as a parent and diabetic sufferer encourage you to have your aids bring you up to speed on the situation in Donegal. You are well aware of the Geographical situation Donegal finds its self in and where by the 5 centres of excellence for this service are now below a line which is drawn from Dublin across to Limerick. This is not acceptable to the families and the 143 paediatric patients that are suffering on a daily basis. Diabetes numbers are increasing by the week in Ireland and we must ensure that this terrible illness is given the support it truly deserves. Minister, I have already brought to your attention the problems with services we are enduring at LGH presently. Value for money is what comes to mind and hospital management has many questions that need to be answered. We don’t need waffle we need action, support and most of all the services we are entitled to as Irish citizens. There are over 5000 adult diabetics in Donegal alone and this number is increasing which you will see from the attachment information on the paediatric service update. Some of the parents have already met with you about their concerns which you will also see in the attachment document.Finally Minister, I would hope that you will listen to these families concerns and reverse this unjust decision. The Diabetes Expert Advisory Group recommendation (2008) states there should be 1 nurse to every 100 children/adolescents’ with diabetes. Donegal has the numbers to have 1.5 nurses treating exclusively in paediatric diabetes care. What is the point in setting up these groups if you are just going to ignore their advice and recommendations’, it is not right. Why should our children be forced to travel a round trip of 400 plus miles to avail of this service, what makes our children’s rights different to the rights of children in Dublin and Limerick There is no wealth without health. I was sincerely great full for your financial help with my Sport aiding mental health conference (Sam) last year. Mental health and positive mental health is another aspect of the issues that affect families with the illness of diabetes, so we must ensure that the services that are needed be put in place and that the services that are already there are protected also.Minister, I look forward to your reply and I hope it will ensure that the care, services, supports and rights of children and adolescents with Diabetes be protected, enhanced and retained. This will deliver a better service in Donegal to which we are entitled to. As the Latin Proverb goes “Let justice be done or the Heavens may fall” Yours Sincerely_______________________________________Cllr Frank McBrearty JnrCLLR McBREARTY APPEALS TO MINISTER TO LISTEN TO PARENTS OF DIABETIC CHILDREN was last modified: March 2nd, 2014 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:Cllr Frank McBreartydiabetesHealth Minister James Reilly
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FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504“ Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Because of the Christmas holiday, readers are advised to check with organizations in case events are canceled. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Lunchtime Torah discussion, noon at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. — To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.