Spaniard Mel handed West Brom reins

first_img Press Association Garlick added: “The Board is extremely grateful to Keith, the coaching staff and players for their efforts over the past month, which has yielded six points from four unbeaten league games. “Keith will have an important role to play in supporting Pepe as he coaches in England for the first time.” Mel takes over a side out of the FA Cup and League Cup and 14th in the Premier League, some four points off the drop zone. The 50-year-old Spaniard moves to the Hawthorns as a permanent replacement for Steve Clarke, who was sacked last month. Mel’s most recent job was with Real Betis, who dispensed of his services on December 2. Mel’s greatest crime in Andalusia was to fail to live up to the success of last season, with a seventh-placed finish earning them a Europa League spot. A heavy 4-0 loss to rivals Sevilla essentially saw him off but he has been out of work for less than six weeks, with Albion identifying him as the man they wanted. Sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said on the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to welcome Pepe to the club. “His appointment concludes an extensive recruitment process during which we have cast the net far and wide to identify the most suitable candidate to take the club forward. “Pepe was a strong contender from the outset due to his impressive achievements and has emerged as our number one candidate. “He is a forward thinking coach whose teams are renowned for playing an attractive and positive style of football.” Keith Downing and Dean Kiely, who have led the Baggies with some credit for the five games since Clarke’s departure, are to assist Mel, whose coaching CV also lists the likes of Alaves and Getafe. The pair will be on the touchline against Southampton this weekend, with Mel in the stands. West Brom have confirmed Pepe Mel as their new head coach on an 18-month contract.last_img read more

Syracuse avenges CHA title game loss in 7-1 blowout of RIT

first_img Published on October 21, 2015 at 11:47 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+ A tripping penalty by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Lauren Carroll 7:04 into the first period gave Syracuse its first power play of the game. The Orange was patiently passing the puck back and forth, trying to find the best angle to score. With two seconds left on the man advantage, sophomore center Stephanie Grossi scored, giving SU a 1-0 lead.Sophomore wing Alysha Burriss scored just one minute and eight seconds later, opening the flood gates to an eventual blowout.Syracuse (3-3-0, 1-0 College Hockey America) dismantled RIT (1-4-0, 0-1), 7-1, on Wednesday night at the Tennity Ice Pavilion in the first conference game of the year. It’s the first time that Syracuse has scored at least seven goals since January 2013, when it scored eight against Lindenwood.This game served as a revenge game of sorts for the Orange. RIT defeated SU in last March’s CHA Championship game, which ended the team’s season and prevented Syracuse from competing in the NCAA tournament.“Right after that game, I think all the returners were focusing on this game,” said senior wing Melissa Piacentini, who had four assists on the night. “…We kind of had that in the back of our mind that they took something away from us last year.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGrossi, who recorded her first career hat trick in the game, came away with the highlight of the night. Just 10 seconds into the second period, she found herself one-on-one with the defender. A nifty double in-and-out move deked the defender – and the goalie – and she fired puck into the net to give SU a 3-0 lead.Senior captain Nicole Ferrara got in on the action three minutes later. Skating down the left side of the ice on a one-on-one with the goalie, she backhanded the puck toward the top shelf. The puck snuck past the goalie, smacked off the left crossbar and in.“We were very opportunistic,” said head coach Paul Flanagan. “…I just thought we were moving the puck well, we were springing well and we kind of exploited their defensemen.”Grossi scored her third and final goal while Syracuse was shorthanded with 5:27 left in the second period . Grossi’s five points tied the single-game program record for most points in a game.With 30 seconds left in the second period, RIT managed to score a goal, cutting the Syracuse lead to 5-1 right before the intermission.But an RIT penalty gave Syracuse a power play and one minute and 29 seconds later, Nicole Renault rifled a shot from just in front of the blue line to give Syracuse a 6-1 lead. Three minutes later Emily Costales found a loose puck and poked into the back of the net, giving Syracuse the 7-1 lead that would eventually be the final score.RIT Head Coach Scott McDonald told his team before the game that Syracuse was “a hungry team,” who was looking to make a statement after last year’s loss.“This is why we voted them number one in the league. They went out and showed it,” McDonald said. “7-1 is proving a point. “After the seventh goal was scored, the Syracuse players on the bench were still banging on the boards, yelling and congratulating their teammates.The win gave SU a chance to empty its bench in the third period, giving the third- and fourth-line players significant ice time with a lengthy road stretch up next.“Sometimes it’s feast or famine,” Flanagan said. “And tonight it was feast.” Commentslast_img read more

AMERICAN STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESRAFAEL BEJARANO, MAJESTIC EAGLE, WINNER:  “I feel so happy.  This is my last mount of the meet and we had a dream trip.  My horse broke good and I knew Sharp Samurai was the horse to beat.  I tried to put just a little pressure on him early and then I took hold of my horse.  I followed Sharp Samurai around the (far) turn and when we got clear, he was really running.  Mr. Drysdale told me this horse doesn’t like the stick, so I hand rode him and he really responded.”TIAGO PEREIRA, LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, SECOND:  “We had a good trip.  He relaxed really well and we were able to get a good position.  He responded really well when I asked him, but the winner was too much.”VICTOR ESPINOZA, SHARP SAMURAI, THIRD: “I had an excellent trip. He broke nice, was sitting behind horses, but he got a little bit anxious down the backside, not much, then settled down nice. Turning for home I said, ‘OK, it’s time to go,’ but he just moved a little bit and did not accelerate like I wanted the last 16th. Other than that he ran a great race.”TRAINER QUOTESNEIL DRYSDALE, MAJESTIC EAGLE, WINNER: “Being back on the grass helped him, I would say. He got the trip, but there wasn’t as much pace as I thought there would be. We were thinking about gelding him tomorrow but maybe we will change our minds. I told Rafael, he likes to be on the outside and he’s got a short run.”NOTES: The winning owners are John Lindley & Ray Morton.last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgDjokovic, Nadal advance at Madrid Open MADRID (AP): Defending champion Novak Djokovic recovered from a 3-0 deficit in the third set to defeat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 and reach the third round at the Madrid Open yesterday. Djokovic rallied in the final set by breaking Almagro to go up 6-5 and served out to earn his 15th win of the season in over two hours. The victory left Djokovic on track to play a semi-final against four-time Madrid champion and home-crowd favourite Rafael Nadal, who struggled in a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4 win over Fabio Fognini of Italy in just under three hours. Nadal will play Nick Kyrgios of Australia, who defeated Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-3, 6-3. The second-seeded Djokovic will play veteran Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, who got past Gilles Simon of France 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3). Mourinho: Europa semi is ‘most important’ match MANCHESTER, England (AP): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the second leg of his team’s Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo today as “the most important match of our history”. United, three-time European champions and 20-time English champions, lead 1-0 from the first leg in Spain last week. The winners of the Europa League earn a place in next season’s Champions League, increasing its significance for a United side that have only played in Europe’s top competition for one of the last three seasons. “For Celta, it’s – in their words – the most important match of their history,” Mourinho said yesterday. “My feelings, it’s also the most important match of our history. It doesn’t matter what happened before, how big the matches we played before.”last_img read more

‘Confident’ Rene Catalan vows to beat Yoshitaka Naito

first_imgLATEST STORIES “Definitely, this is the toughest and biggest match of my career,” said Catalan, who has the edge in striking but is also ready the moment Naito takes the fight to the ground. “Naito is a former world champion, well-experienced and we all know how dangerous he is on the mat, but I’m confident with my skills and I will do whatever it takes to win and get my title shot.”“I’ve been training for these kinds of guys for so long, and I’ve been training hard almost everyday.” he said. “I feel good and confident about this match. I will win in Yangon and put myself closer to my dream of becoming a world champion.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCatalan is still going strong at 40. In fact, he claims to be coming off “one of the best” training camps he’s had.“This is definitely one of the best camps I had, which is just in time for the most important match of my career,” he said. Rene Catalan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino Rene Catalan vows to win ahead of the biggest fight of his career against former strawweight world champion Yoshitaka Naito of Japan in ONE: Reign of Valor on Friday in Yangon, Myanmar.Catalan is putting his five-match winning streak on the line against Naito, who is eager to bounce back from a tough loss at the hands of another Filipino in Joshua Pacio six months ago.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Depleted UST stuns La Salle in 3 sets for share of 3rd spot Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

GROW Liberia Strives to Ensure Equity in Cocoa Sector

first_imgLavala(r) and Allakamenin shake hands after the presentationThe pricing of the cocoa commodity is a major constraint in the country, especially for farmers who, out of ignorance, are cheated by some unscrupulous agents, according to GROW-Liberia Team leader, Yoquai Lavala.“Maybe some have been getting their fair share, but some have not been,” he says. “It has not been a fair process for everyone.”The price of cocoa is supposed to be passed down to traders who are duly registered with the arm of the government that has oversight responsibility, but this seems not to be the case.“I can tell you from all indications that farmers have not been having their fair share of the produce,” he said.It is against this backdrop that GROW is collaborating with Liberia Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (LACRA), formerly the Liberia Produce and Marketing Company (LPMC), which manages the sector, to ensure that cocoa farmers get their just returns on their produce.Lavala spoke when he and his team, which also included the Result Management Director Ritesh Prasad and the Intervention Assistant Joseph B. Johnson, made a donation of a computer set and its accompanying subscription to LACRA.GROW, under the arrangement, is responsible for the provision of technical support to LACRA to help develop a sustainable market price information system to disseminate market price information to cocoa farmers at the point of sale. GROW is also facilitating and funding for seven months, the dissemination of cocoa prices on eight rural and national radio stations in Bong, Lofa, Montserrado and Nimba counties.“So what we want to do is to make sure that everybody along the value chain understands the pricing, including the guy who is willing to pay for it, the one who is doing the aggregation of the trading, and the one who is producing it,” he said.In this way, Lavala added, there will be some level of fairness in the pricing process. “This is why we are going into the villages and the community radio stations. We will even start to put billboards up that even people who are not into the sector will have an understanding of the pricing,” the GROW team leader said.He said it is how the rubber sector in the country is structured. “You cannot tell any rubber farmer that he does not know the price. This is the same thing we want to do in the cocoa sector,” he said.GROW, through its partner African Venture Limited (AVL), currently works with 3,000 UTZ certified cocoa farmers in several communities in Nimba.UTZ is the world’s largest cocoa certification program working together with key industry members such as Mars, Nestle and Heinz to create an efficient sustainable program.These are the people that have been certified to sell cocoa, Lavala said and indicated that there are additional three or four thousand farmers that “we have started working with but have not certified. We already have a partnership with another cooperative that is located in Massa-Bolahun, Lofa County.“Understanding the level of work we have done in Nimba, we now want to test this in Lofa. Once we see that both are working then with the requisite government institutions we will make this a nationwide initiative,” he said.Lavala noted there are indications that cocoa will make a big boost in the agriculture sector in the near future, adding that Liberia could have competitive advantage in this sector. “The fact that we have deciduous forest, and our climatic condition adjusts well with perennial crops makes cocoa one of the best crops for us. At the same time it is a forested crop. If you manage it well, most of our natural forest here can be preserved. So it works well for Liberia,” he stated.The GROW donation was received by LACRA’s Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Andrew Allakamenin, who lauded GROW for intervening in such a critical area.“We have been thinking about this for some time now and your intervention is timely,” Allakamenin said, also calling on the entity to help construct warehouses to address the challenges of storage.He acknowledged that although the Internet and radio stations are vital media to convey information to the local farmers, Grow-Liberia should also think about erecting billboards in the community to post the prices of cocoa and other vital information within the sector.“I want to thank you for the donation. We look forward with more networking when the new government takes over.“Our indicative price helps the farmers to bargain. To some extent farmers need financial help, support, fermentation process. When LACRA comes into place, the sector will boom,” the LPMC Deputy Managing Director noted.Meanwhile, Grow-Liberia has renovated a warehouse in Karnplay and built one in Buutuo that is able to take in 800 tons of cocoa; and in addition provided 25 dryers to farmers with each holding up to 400 kilograms of cocoa.“We conducted a market survey analysis within the cocoa sector and we found out that warehousing was a major problem,” Mr. Joseph Johnson, another official, said. “There is nowhere to stack the cocoa; so as a result it is exposed to the heat and too much air and the moisture content gets so high. At that level, you cannot sell the cocoa at the price you want to.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Renaming Region 9 not a priority – Vice Chairman

first_img… 50+ villages yet to approve renamingWhile the Lethem municipality seems to be onboard with the retitling of ‘Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo)’ to just ‘The Rupununi’, there are some 56 villages that need to participate in the process before the administrative region is officially renamed.Region Nine Vice Chairman, Karl Singh explained that within each of the other villages, which encompassed the interior savannahs, the village leaders/Toshao will have to embark on a process to get the views of each resident regarding the name change.According to Singh, an approval from each village would only be valid if two-thirds of the village’s population are in favour of renaming the region.Personally, Singh said he is not against the renaming of Region Nine but he believes that too much energy and time is being exerted behind this activity when there are more pressing issues to be addressed including problems in the education and health sectors.The Mayor and Town Council of Lethem in collaboration with the regional administration on Monday concluded talks on the renaming of the region, and the institution of regional flags and symbols.Lethem Mayor Carlton Beckles spoke to the residents about the regional identity and the decentralisation of power.According to an article by the Government Information Agency (GINA), most of the Lethem residents were in favour of the name Rupununi instead of Upper Takatu, Upper Essequibo.Regional Chairman Bryan Allicock who attended the meetings, also spoke to residents about the role of the region in the consultations and the importance of the flags as a symbol in forging a regional patrimony and identity.Several residents said they preferred to have the red colour at the top of the flag since it represents the zeal of the people and the people must be placed ahead of the green which symbolises its rich forestry.However, the move by Government to assign separate flags for each administrative region has been met with strong objections from the parliamentary Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), which believes more time, energy and resources ought to be spent on better governance.The party had declared that the Golden Arrowhead is the constitutional flag of Guyana, adding that any other flag imposed will be contrary to the country’s Constitution.Regional flagsThe decision to give each region its own flag was announced last year by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, who noted that the initiative was all part and parcel of a wider effort to promote the decentralisation of each of the 10 administrative regions and encourage each district to embrace its uniqueness.However, the PPP/C believes that there will be an overwhelming rejection from the regions, mostly by residents who would prefer jobs, enhanced public security, money in their pockets, better roads, improved potable water supply and efficient garbage collection over flags.“Rather than seeking to change things that obtained under the PPP/C and to make things look different under the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC, the Granger coalition Administration should change their racial and political discriminatory and witch hunting practices, as well as their wasteful spending and focus on improving the economic and social well-being of all Guyanese,” the Party had stated.last_img read more

Rainfall warning continues; region could see 70 mm of rain

first_imgrainfall warning in effectRainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.More details on the alert are available here.The latest status and details on all alerts, including alerts that are not part of your subscription, can be found here: http://www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.htmlAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada says Fort Nelson, Peace River North and South could see up to 70 mm of rain before the current storm moves out the region.A storm that started early Saturday morning, could bring 50 to 70 mm of rain to the region before it stops Saturday evening.  The store could also produce wind gusts up to 60 km/h.  A rainfall warning remains in place for the Peace River North, Peace River South and Fort NelsonSee the full warning below.- Advertisement -Issued at 2016-08-27 12:10 UTC by Environment Canada:Rainfall warning continued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Rain, at times heavy, is expected.Heavy rain over Muncho Stone Mountain Parks and the Fort Nelson Region will ease this morning. Heavy rain will begin in the BC Peace early this morning and continue through the day before easing this evening.Advertisement Total rainfall amounts 50 to 70 mm are expected over Muncho Stone Mountain Parks Park, along the Rocky Mountains and southern portions of the Fort Nelson Region, and the Peace River region.Accompanying the rain, strong northerly winds with gusts to 60 km/h can be expected.Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.Advertisementlast_img read more

Swindon 5-5 Sheffield United (7-6 agg): Robins reach play-off final after remarkable game

first_img Swindon Swindon will play Preston North End in the League One play-off final after a remarkable 5-5 draw with Sheffield United at the County Ground earned a slender 7-6 semi-final aggregative victory.After snatching a 2-1 advantage from the first leg with virtually the last kick of the game, it was the early stages of the return fixture which came to life with five goals in the opening 35 minutes.A Ben Gladwin double was soon added to by Michael Smith’s composed finish to put the hosts seemingly out of sight at 3-0 up, but the Blades hit back through a Nathan Thompson own goal and Chris Basham’s bullet header.Soon after half time, Smith then scored his second from the penalty spot after Mark Howard had felled Jamie Hylton, but the visitors hit back almost immediately through Steven Davies.Jonathan Obika’s brilliant solo goal on the counter attack looked to have killed the game off at 5-3 with just five minutes remaining, but United set up a barnstorming finish through Matty Done and Che Adams before the 90 minute mark.Substitute Adams thought he had sent the game to extra time but his effort was chalked off correctly after a foul, and the Robins were sent into delirium at the climax to an astonishing contest. 1last_img read more

Religious Events Calendar

first_img The Santa Clarita Concert Band will perform, 5 p.m. Sunday, Panorama Presbyterian Church, 14201 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. An offering will be taken. Call (818) 894-8316. “An Evening of Classical Music”, 6 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 4963 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Tickets: $12, $6 students. Call (818) 788-1147. “Wedding Memories” is the theme for a United Methodist Women’s salad bar luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, 18120 Saticoy St., Reseda. Reservations: $15, due by Sunday. Call (818) 342-1131. “Cheer Up! The Secret to True Happiness” will be the topic of Rabbi Manis Friedman, 8 p.m. Monday, Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento. Presented by Chabad of Calabasas. Admission: $10 in advance or $13 at the door. Call (818) 991-0991 or see www.JewishAcademy.com. “Can You Plant a Giraffe?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Eric Hodges, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-0105. Meditation service, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, 21032 Devonshire St., Suite 208, Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. Fellowship Club potluck dinner meeting, 7:45 p.m. Friday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Free, but reservations required by Wednesday. Call (818) 240-3860. “I Am the Vine” will be the message of the Rev. Ken Hahn, 10 a.m. Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 18425 Kittridge St., Reseda. Call (818) 342-1633. “Just Believe” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday when the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science meets at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Cracking the Da Vinci Code” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651 or see www.heartchurch.com. “Debunking Da Vinci’s Code” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bryan Griem, 10 a.m. Sunday, Montrose Community Church, 2416 Montrose Avenue. Call (818) 249-0483. “Forgiveness” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, when the Center of Spiritual Awakening meets at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “My Good is My God, My God is My Good!” will be the message delivered by the Revs. Sue Rubin and Jim Lockard, 10 a.m. Sunday, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-0105. “What Kind of Love?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Lynn Enloe, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “Your Spiritual M.A.P. – Meditation, Affirmation, Prayer” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Call (818) 244-8171. “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10 a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Call (818) 363-8136. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to Holly.Andres@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Kid Jam,” for elementary school-age children and their families, West Hills Church and Iglesia Bautista Jerusalem, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, 7475 Fallbrook Ave. Call (818) 887-6227. Christian dance for singles and couples, 7 p.m. lesson followed by open dancing at 8 p.m. today, Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7347 Jordan Ave. Admission: $12. Strict dress code enforced. Call (818) 402-3863. “The Joey Ho Show,” a Polynesian musical comedy presented by the Emmanuel Lutheran Actors Theatre Ensemble, 8 p.m. today and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Stegman Theater, 6020 Radford Ave., North Hollywood. Tickets: $10. Call (818) 509-0882. “Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code,” a weekly seminar led by the Rev. Rick Talbott, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, First Christian Church of Christ, 606 Chatsworth Drive, San Fernando. Call (818) 361-7321. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals Blessing of the Animals service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hollywood. Pets must be properly restrained or bring a photo. Donations accepted for East Valley Animal Shelter. Call (818) 894-9251. Sunland-Tujunga Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrates its 50th anniversary, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, 7156 Valmont St., Tujunga. Call (818) 352-3575 or see www.sunlandtujungasdachurch.com. Rabbi Sherwin Wine, founder of Humanistic Judaism, will speak on “Judaism in a Global World: The Transformation of the Jewish People,” 2 p.m. Sunday, The JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Call (818) 346-5152 or see www.humanisticjudaismla.org. “Make a Joyful Noise” will be the theme of an interfaith musical event presented by Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village and Parks Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 3 p.m. Sunday, 1102 Fourth St., San Fernando. Call (818) 898-1833 or (818) 763-9148. “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure will be performed by the Onionaires, 4 p.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 4 p.m. Sunday, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Tickets: $10. Call (818) 894-9251. last_img read more