Longtime valley piano instructor Meltzer dies at 93

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Hilda Faber Meltzer, a longtime piano teacher in the Antelope Valley, died this week. She was 93. Meltzer taught piano to hundreds of children in the area over some 50 years, her family said. She was a member of the Antelope Valley Community Concert Association and the local Music Teachers Association. She is survived by sons Harvey, Preston and Neal; a sister; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Groman Mortuary in Mission Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hilda Meltzer Piano Scholarship Fund. Information is available by calling Cheryl Cannon at (661) 944 3466.last_img read more

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Everton strike duo hailed by assistant boss

first_imgArouna Kone’s Everton future appears to be more secure after assistant manager Graeme Jones praised his recent partnership with Romelu Lukaku.The Ivorian striker joined the Merseyside club in July 2013 for £6m but has made just 18 appearances, scoring once, in an injury-plagued spell.In January, Kone was linked with a move to former club Levante after only playing 265 minutes since his return to the side.But, in Everton’s past two league games, the 31-year-old has played in a front two with Lukaku, helping the Toffees win consecutive games for the first time since October.“Arouna, having worked with him previously, is fantastic at taking the ball and he has really good one-v-one qualities,” Jones told the Everton website.“We all know Romelu is a very flexible centre-forward. Everyone likes to stereotype him as a target man and somebody who can get hold of the ball, but Rom can play as a 6″3′ winger sometimes. He has great ability and with space can hurt anybody.“The most important thing is that they have chemistry, a connection and enjoy playing together. Once you have got that, it’s not just a thing a management team can fabricate.“It’s just something else in our armoury that we can use to win football matches.” Arouna Kone with Romelu Lukaku 1last_img read more

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Water outage planned in Falcarragh for new connection works

first_imgFalcarragh residents are being advised that water will be off tomorrow, Tuesday, to facilitate the connection of a new water main.Works are continuing to replace ageing water mains in Falcarragh and progressing as scheduled, according to Irish Water.There will be a planned water outage on Tuesday, 10 December from 10am – 5pm for the next step of the project.  There will be no planned interruptions of this scale again until the New Year, an Irish Water spokesperson said. Homes and businesses in the affected areas may be impacted by water outages and reduced water pressure tomorrow. Following these improvement works, water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network.The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.The overall project involves the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 1.6 kilometres of problematic water mains in Falcarragh, along the Ballintemple Lower with high density polyethylene (plastic) ones.The Falcarragh upgrade scheme is being carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farran’s Construction Ltd and is expected to be completed in January 2020.     Water outage planned in Falcarragh for new connection works was last modified: December 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Jon Miller, Aug. 29

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The rains were a savior on the beans and sure didn’t hurt the corn. The last couple of days there were some pop-up storms in the area. We got a lot of wind but not any moisture. Corn lost some top-end from the dry conditions and we noticed that the dry spell may have hurt the stalk quality. That may be an issue with standability this fall.Our beans got chest high or so and lodged in a couple spots. We saw a couple areas where the corn was laid over really bad too after some freak winds came through. As soon as it is fit to run we are definitely going to get into some of the corn. We may be there in 10 or days or so. We don’t have any early beans. We usually run a good bit of corn before our beans are mature.The first couple of fields of double-crop beans look amazing. If we don’t get an early frost they look like they will make some good beans. We had just enough moisture in the last two weeks to keep things from really curling up.Some of the neighbors that sprayed fungicide on their corn have fields that are a little greener, but they were planted later to so it is hard to tell what it is from. We sprayed our corn after corn ground. It will be tough to tell how that did until we get out in the field with the combine. We left some strips to see how it did. With the later moisture we had it could have made a difference.last_img read more

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Enterprise Search: An Uphill Battle for Google?

first_imgGoogle dominates Internet search and every month the lead seems to only grow.  Last week Hitwise reported that Google’s market share grew to 64 percent — up 6 percentage points from last year, while Yahoo slipped slightly to 21.3 percent and Microsoft down to 9.2 percent.But there is no clear winner in the Enterprise Search market yet.  Last week at the Gilbane conference in San Francisco, Microsoft group product manager for Enterprise Search Jared Spartaro was on stage alongside of Google product manager for Search Appliances Nitin Mangtani.  Joking about the tight competition, Mangtani faked throwing a punch at Spartaro while on stage.Microsoft described three distinct environments and different Search market needs:Consumer/General SearchMiddle-Market with a combined General/Enterprise search needHigh-End Enterprise search like that needed for eDiscoveryEnterprise Search is different from Search on the Internet.  Google’s famous PageRank algorithm just doesn’t work in that environment.  While Google is the current leader in General Search, Microsoft says that they and Enterprise software companies like SAP and Oracle stand a better chance of winning in the other two categories.last_img read more

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Chelsea put 17-year-old in squad for cup game

first_imgChelsea Chelsea to include 17-year-old Ampadu in the squad to face Nottingham Forest Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 05:30 20/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Ethan Ampadu Getty Images Chelsea Antonio Conte Nottingham Forest Premier League The Blues will put out a young side in the League Cup on Wednesday night which could see one of their youngsters get his first start Antonio Conte has revealed that young Chelsea star Ethan Ampadu will make the bench against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, joining Charly Musonda and Kenedy in the match-day squad. Ampadu only turned 17 last week but his career has been rapidly on the rise after joining Chelsea from Exeter City in the summer.Chelsea 11/2 to win League Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The teenager debuted at Exeter at the tender age of 15, making him their youngest player in history.This week he trained with the Chelsea first team and he could make his debut for the champions in the League Cup, having earned his first international call up with Wales squad at the start of September.”Yes [Ampadu will be included].” Conte said. “Ampadu is a young player, but I think he has good quality. He has good prospects to become a Chelsea player. He’s strong physically, good technique and personality. “Yes, I think we have to continue to work with him and to try and improve him, to bring him to the next step. But for sure he has good prospects at Chelsea to become a Chelsea player.Ethan Ampadu“I don’t think that, if your national team calls you up [Ampadu] and you are 16 years old [at the time of the call up], it puts pressure on you. You must be proud of this. But, for sure, he has to work a lot to deserve another call-up to the national team.”We must be pleased because this player is a Chelsea player and now it’s important to work very well with him and try and improve his weaknesses. Yes, but he’s a young player. I’m sure he’s a good prospect for Chelsea.”Ampadu joins Musonda and Kenedy, who Conte confirmed would face Forest in the cup. Musonda will be making his first start for the club, while Kenedy also makes his first appearance since getting a formal warning from the FA for his Instagram posts that caused offence in China during pre-season.Despite the youthful looking squad for the League Cup match, Chelsea have regularly faced criticism over their record of giving youngsters a chance. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathaniel Chalobah, Bertrand Traore and Ola Aina all left the club in the summer on a mixture loan moves and permanent deals after not getting enough chances in the first team. However, Conte was defiant and he thinks that Andreas Christensen’s good form after returning from a two-year loan deal with Borussia Monchengladbach is an example of how to break through at the club. “I think, last season, if you remember very well, Chalobah had the chance to play,” Conte added. “Don’t forget last season we won the league. Don’t forget last season our midfielders were Matic, Kante and Fabregas. I think that you have to consider all these components, and then Chalobah, last season, was the fourth midfielder.”He had the chance to play. That is normal if you ask to play regularly with a great club, then you must deserve to play. And to deserve to take Kante’s or Matic’s or Fabregas’ place. If you show you deserve to play and can be better than these players, I’m ready to do this. That’s normal.”But now we have a clear example with Christensen. Christensen played on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach and now he’s in our squad. He played almost every game and now he’s ready to play. Ready to play in the Champions League.”Ready to play from the start with Chelsea. I think, for the young players, it’s very important to find the right path for them. To try to make them good experience and then to be ready to play for Chelsea. “I think if you are good enough to play with a great team, you play. I think this. Every coach wants to win. I don’t care if one player is a young player or an old player. If a player, an old player, 36-years-old, makes me happy and helps me to win, I pick him.”It’s the same if a player, a young player, 16-years-old, helps me to win, I’m ready to do this also. Don’t forget that my first appearance in Serie A was when I was 16. I think I’m the first person to trust in the young players, to give possibilities to them, if young players deserve this chance. If the young players give me the posisbility to win. I want to win. I don’t want to lose.”last_img read more

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Jamaicans Urged to Avoid Imports Containing Lead

first_img The Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN) is warning that persons may unwittingly be bringing products containing lead into the country.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the agency’s head office in Kingston on Wednesday, October 18, CARPIN’s Poison Information Coordinator, Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh, said while Jamaica does not have a major concern with one of the most commonly used products globally that contains the hazardous element, lead paint, as it is no longer used in the mainstream locally, there are other imports through which lead can enter the island.“We realise that Jamaica has become a global marketplace where persons are purchasing things online… (and) although measures have been set up at the ports to monitor what is coming in, we can’t definitively say that nothing (with lead) has come in; so we may actually find (that there are such) products here. Additionally, although we do not produce (or use) lead paint in Jamaica (in the mainstream), we can’t say that it does not come into the island,” she said.Mrs. Whitelocke-Ballingsingh emphasised that with Jamaicans importing goods from all over the world, it is imperative that they be enlightened on the prevailing dangers lead poses, so that they make informed decisions on the things they plan to bring in.To this end, she encourages persons to read the labels of their purchases to ensure there is no lead present in the compositions.Meanwhile, Mrs. Whitelocke-Ballingsingh is expressing the hope that a strengthened surveillance programme will be instituted that facilitates legislation and policies that prevent the importation of products containing lead, and the appropriate safeguards against potential poisoning resulting from persons’ exposure to the hazardous element.“If we have programmes in place to test or monitor samples of the persons who come in (with products suspected of containing or determined to contain lead), then we can trace and pick up where it is coming from (and put the necessary preventative measures in place),” she said.The Think Tank was a precursor to International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, which will be observed from October 22 to 28.The focus for Jamaica is eliminating lead exposure through the environment. Mrs. Whitelocke-Ballingsingh emphasised that with Jamaicans importing goods from all over the world, it is imperative that they be enlightened on the prevailing dangers lead poses, so that they make informed decisions on the things they plan to bring in. Story Highlights The Think Tank was a precursor to International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, which will be observed from October 22 to 28. The Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN) is warning that persons may unwittingly be bringing products containing lead into the country.last_img read more

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