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Padda blasts Lady Falcons in team’s ‘worst performance’ Alyssa Valdez attends Davao tryouts. Photo by Marc ReyesDAVAO CITY—Alyssa Valdez drew a big crowd as she graced the national volleyball team tryouts Saturday and later on gave her commitment to play for the Philippine flag.“I’m sure they will understand that the call of the country is the most important,” said the 23-year-old Valdez, when asked if her team in the Thailand League, 3BB Nakornnont in Thailand League, will allow her to suit up for the country.ADVERTISEMENT Crowd reacts at Alyssa’s spike pic.twitter.com/gFiNIoEXd7— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 25, 2017ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Aspirants doing the drills pic.twitter.com/kRcWLuqb4l— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 25, 2017 Tryouts just wrapped up and the throng swarmed into Alyssa pic.twitter.com/8XzrfETXU5— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 25, 2017 Valdez was mobbed by fans who trooped to the University of Southeastern Philippines gym here and cheered her every move.“It’s a thrill for me trying out for the national team. And I will do my best to make the country proud if I’m given the chance,” added Valdez, who flew in from Bangkok Saturday morningFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnTen other aspirants showed up in tryouts that will last until Sunday. After the Davao leg, there will be another tryouts for the collegiate players.RELATED VIDEOS Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Crowd reacts to her even if she’s picking up her drinking bottle pic.twitter.com/mOat6SIhk4— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 25, 2017 Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View comments
The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) is collaborating with authorities of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) to relocate mechanic garages operating in the city and its environs, MOPW official has said.MPW Acting Director of Communications and Documentation, Gregory Stemn, said it is unfair for garage operators to open mechanic garages in just any part of Monrovia and its environs without observing the regulations put in place by the ministry.He noted that though it does not fall within the purview of the MPW to grant licenses to garage owners, the ministry is working with the MCC to regulate the growing number of garages in the capital city to give the city a facelift.Mr. Stemn warned owners of mechanic garages that are not properly located and are in the right of way that such structures face demolition without compensation.“Let it be clear that we are trying to find a suitable place for operators of mechanic garages in order for them to continue finding their daily bread, but if they fail to comply with our regulation, they have themselves to blame,” Stemn stressed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Editor’s note: The following is the first installment of a 4-part article on the business of providing electricity in Liberia. The author, William Thomas Bernard King, is writing from a unique vantage point having worked at one of the leading electricity utility providers in the United States, as well as from his own research of relevant literature and first-hand experiences with the electricity issue in Liberia. ObjectiveThe intent of this correspondence is to provide a common context in which we will be able to comprehend all of the facets or variables in play relating to bringing a safe, reliable, affordable (cheap) electricity to every home, industry or business in Liberia. At the conclusion of this article my hope is that we will be able to not only comprehend all of the key players in the electricity utility industry but also be able to hold an informed conversation with those in charge of the herculean task of bringing electricity to Liberia. There is an opportunity for a paradigm shift on how we see the electricity business which will no doubt impact our views and insights into conversations or policies concerning electricity in Liberia. Our views and inputs do matter as it will determine whether or not we “Liberians” truly achieve a grid of the future where we can all benefit. To those who understand the electricity business, this information will be nothing new. This article simply attempts to increase and broaden the awareness of the business of electricity for all citizens of Liberia, in the hope that this will in turn make the conversation flow much better and remove the proverbial sense of distrust and paranoia that we can at times harbor due to unmet expectations of past promises. Liberians are eagerly anticipating an additional supply of safe, reliable, and affordable electricity when Mt. Coffee Hydro comes on line at the end of 2016, this much needed electricity supply will complement what is already being provided by the Heavy Fuel Oil Generating facilities, and the diesel generators. These combined generating facilities will provide an estimated 32MW in dry season or 76MW in the wet season. In addition, the Electricity Law that recently passed, providing a mandate for the formation of a regulatory entity that will set the rules, processes, and guidelines that encompasses tariffs, generations, transmissions and distributions, customer services, independent power producers and licensing, will begin to make the pot boil in the electricity sector. In the past, electricity – as a product — was left to governments or large industries to provide for the customer and electricity companies was oligopolies, working as the sole license provider within a defined territory without the threat of outside competition. In today’s environment small scale commercial power generation, environmental regulations, and improvement in technologies have changed the playing field. It appears that all pieces of the electricity supply chain have the ability to run independently of each other. While this may be true, the question is “Is this model applicable and beneficial for Liberia?”The above question can be best answered by identifying the stakeholders in the electricity business arena and what drives them to deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity. Each stakeholder uses a different rationale within the same electricity business context in looking to deliver safe, reliable, and affordable electricity. Their unique rationale will impact the journey to electrifying Liberia. Whether or not Liberia truly achieves a grid of the future that we can all benefit from will be left up to how quickly we can identify and contextualize our current position with regard to electricity in the West African region and globally. Key Stakeholders:Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC): Currently LEC is authorized to perform: generation, transmission and distribution, customer service, and management of electricity, they are the producers and sellers. The regulation and governance is under the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy, within the office of the Deputy Minister for Energy. LEC has a clear mission, “To increase reliable access to affordable electricity throughout LEC’s service areas, in the quickest, most prudent and sustainable manner possible.’’ A private generation company that wants to produce and sell electricity at a commercial level in Liberia will have to coordinate and communicate their intent to LEC if they are looking to provide power through the national grid and to recoup their cost with some profit. To be sure, before LEC looks to purchase privately generated electricity, there must be a need for more electricity consumption than LEC can provide at a reasonable rate. At the moment LEC generates more than it can transmit and a portion of their cost is subsidized by donors. West African Power Pool (WAPP):The West African Power Pool (WAPP) is a specialized institution of ECOWAS, covering 14 of the 15 countries of the regional economic community (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo). International organization of public interest, the WAPP is to ensure Regional Power System integration and realization of a Regional Electricity Market. WAPP is made up of Public and Private Generation, Transmission and Distribution companies involved in the operation of electricity in West Africa. It has, to date, 26 member companies, including LEC. Liberia is part of the Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea line, which will span approximately 1,200 kilometers throughout these four countries. The construction has already begun and there are designated connection points in Liberia with one being Mt. Coffee Hydro. This will allow for Liberia to potentially sell power not being consumed to the other countries and vice versa. This will be helpful for Liberia because the lines will run through areas that LEC cannot service at the moment. Another benefit with having the WAPP is that private generation companies may sell directly into this market via a Power Purchase Agreement. International Donor Organization (IDO): International Monetary Fund, USAID, World Bank, African Development Bank, United Nations, etc… Although not impossible, it would have been an even more difficult task for Liberia to begin to establish the hydro facility such as Mt. Coffee, the Transmission & Distribution, the Liberian Electricity Law, a regulatory body, and any elements of electricity as listed without the financial and human capital resources of the IDO’s. By the end of either 2016 or mid 2017 depending on when Mt. Coffee Hydro comes on line, and LEC reaches its 2016 or 2017 T&D connection goals, at least $400 million would have been spent on the Liberia electricity sector of which over 70% to 80% is from the international community, and 30% to 20% from the Government of Liberia. These IDO’s play a vital and decisive role in the firm establishments of all of the elements for the safe, reliable, and affordable delivery of electricity. The magnitude of investments by the IDO’s may potentially dictate the terms at which privatization occurs in the generation and T&D electricity element. In the early years of deployment the electricity sector could very well be an oligopoly by design until a substantial amount of cost is recuperated to satisfy debt obligations. It will be a bit naïve on our part to think that the privatization of the electricity sector will happen quickly. At the present moment the private sector has yet to at least come up with an affordable pricing generation model that can complement or compete with Liberia’s current electricity schedule long term. By providing grant funding and low cost capital, the IDO’s have made sure that generation (Mt. Coffee), T&D and the other components of the electricity sector are competitively priced, creating an incentive for major power consumers to temporarily endure the high cost of self-generation knowing that down the line the competitive price from LEC will beat out a long term commitment from a direct purchase from an independent power producer (IPP). One can drive down the cost to consumer in two ways: 1) Enormous capital (cash) infusion in electricity infrastructure or 2) government subsidizes the cost to consumer on a monthly basis. With our limited capital resource option 1 or 2 presents many challenges. Nigeria has experience how expensive it is to subsidize the cost of electricity and it does not promote economic growth as some were led to believe. A recent report from Global Subsidies Initiative, “A Citizen’s Guide to Energy Subsidies In Nigeria;” produced by the Center for Public Policy Alternative (CPPA) and the international Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative states:“The cost of underpricing electricity has been in the range of NGN 232.5─356.5 billion (US$1.5–2.3 billion) between 2005–2009. This has caused insufficient maintenance and reinvestment in Nigeria’s electricity supply, causing serious problems with access and reliability, at high cost to businesses and the broader economy. Plans are now underway to gradually increase tariffs to cover costs in full, while maintaining a cheaper tariff for low-income consumers.” Nigeria is moving away from such a taxing model on its economy; we should be weary of any IPP that makes this recommendation — this should raise the red flag for our regulators. Option 1 may be feasible depending on Government of Liberia’s (GoL) cash availability. Government of Liberia (GoL – Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary): Establishes the Electricity Law, the master plan for electricity, the formulation and development of national energy policies, and appoints the electricity commission that will be responsible for implementing the policies and procedures as mandated by the electricity laws and governing policies. The Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy, or the Deputy Minister for Energy are not able to set the price of electricity. They may have an opinion but cannot dictate or influence what the tariff will be.Commission / Regulator: Implements the mandate of the Electricity Law, regulates the industry, and sets the tariff for electricity. Ensures electricity companies are in line with country’s objectives. Responsible for making sure that all government mandates are carried out and that all players in the electricity sector are in compliance, establishes and updates construction and material standards to ensure the safety of all personnel and consumers, ensure national security is not compromised, issue licenses, provide a space for consumer advocate group voice to be heard. The issuance of licenses is not an automatic commitment from the GoL, nor the regulator or LEC to purchase power.Investors: Private entities who engage in the electricity sector for profit. They see that there is a need and look to provide a solution that is sustainable for the going concern of the entity and its shareholders. Private investors will look to provide a solution in any area of the electricity sector that they are licensed for and that is profitable per their business model. When the regulatory framework is established independent power producers (IPP) may be licensed to generate power and provide it into the grid, whether or not they can do so at a competitive price will be key.Consumer: Those who purchase electricity. Normally electricity is charged at a different tariff rate depending on the intended use. The regulatory arm sets the tariff price for each tier. Based on multiple constraints and their complexities and financial implications, tier pricing may not be available at early stages of deployment in Liberia. Below are a few examples of some categories of tier pricing:1. Residential – Customers who use their premises exclusively for residential purposes.2. Commercial – Customers who use their premises for any other purposes other than residential or as factories.3. Manufacturing – Customers who use their premises for manufacturing goods.4. Street Lights – Lights managed by national or municipal government.With so many pivotal stakeholders involved, adapting a decentralized modern micro grid business model in Liberia could possibly work but a lot of work and resources would be required. In the next few parts that will be published, we will explore our current electricity situation and the way forward. Work Cited and Research Articles1. West African Power Pool: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)2. Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy: Energy Briefing for Partners (Power Point Presentation for Partners)3. Energypedia: https://energypedia.info/wiki/Main_Page4. Electric Reliability Council of Texas: http://www.ercot.com/mktinfo/5. Electricity Local: http://www.electricitylocal.com/states/california/los-angeles/6. Global Subsidies Initiative:“A Citizen’s Guide to Energy Subsidies In Nigeria;” produced by Center for Public Policy Alternative (CPPA) and the international Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative. https://www.iisd.org/gsi/resources/introductions-non-experts/citizens-guide-energy-subsidies-nigeriaAbout the Author: William Thomas Bernard King works for Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the largest private electricity utility companies in the United States and the company with the biggest renewable energy portfolio. In 2014 SCE delivered 17.7 billion kWh of renewable, roughly 24% of all the electricity delivered. William’s 10 years at SCE has afforded him the opportunity to comprehend the business of electricity and the constraints of providing safe, reliable, and affordable electricity. He frequently visits Liberia to see his family and in 2012 spent 3 months visiting and exploring the country. 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CALGARY, A.B. – Imperial Oil Ltd. says it will go ahead with its $2.6-billion Aspen oilsands project.Construction will begin this year, with the project expected to start up in 2022.The Aspen project, located about 45 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray, Alta., is expected to produce about 75,000 barrels of bitumen per day.- Advertisement -It will use new oilsands recovery technology designed to lower the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions and water use.Imperial says the technology is estimated to reduce the intensity and water use by up to 25 percent, compared with traditional steam-assisted technology.“We do not take investment decisions lightly, particularly in these challenging times,” Rich Kruger, Imperial chairman, president and chief executive, said in a statement.Advertisement “This is the right technology at the right time to make a competitive investment. We have made the decision to proceed now because we believe this advanced technology will further the evolution of Imperial’s oilsands business.”Imperial noted the project has the potential for the further development of up to another 75,000 barrels per day of production, depending on a number of factors, including project performance and overall business and market conditions.The Aspen project is expected to create about 700 jobs during peak construction and more than 200 jobs during operations.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)Advertisement
Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman assesses the Premier League relegation candidates, after QPR, Leicester and Burnley all failed to win on Tuesday night.He also claims Southampton are priced lower than Liverpool to finish in the top four, despite two successive wins for the Reds, looks towards the top of the table ahead of another big night of top-flight action, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all in action.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Authorities were searching Thursday for a gunman who shot and killed a man in front of his Whittier home. The shooting occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of a house in the 6200 block of Gretna Avenue, officials said. The gunman, according to witnesses, got into a small green passenger car and drove away. On Thursday afternoon, authorities identified the victim as Francisco Enciso, 20. Whittier police were called to the scene by a report of gunshots fired and found Enciso dead on his front porch. He was shot several times at close range, officials said. Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. – Sandy Mazza
1 Everton manager Ronald Koeman praised the professionalism of Romelu Lukaku after the striker scored twice in the 4-0 win over 10-man Hull.Earlier in the week the Belgium international told the club he would not be signing a new £140,000-a-week contract that would make him the best-paid player in their history as he questioned whether they had the ability to reach the Champions League.However, there was no doubting his commitment to the cause on the pitch as his 20th and 21st goals of the season, both in stoppage time, made him the first Everton striker to reach that tally since Gary Lineker in the 1986-86 season.Lukaku has now scored in seven successive home matches, equalling the great Bob Latchford’s record from 1977-78, and has nine in his last six games.“You are surprised about this?” said Koeman when asked about Lukaku’s performance.“He is a professional and every professional gives the best for the club, the players, for everybody.“It was difficult for him but when he got more space he played well.“When it was 11 against 10 and we know he gets those kinds of chances he will score.”Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first goal for the club, in only his sixth Premier League appearance, gave Everton an eighth-minute lead but it was not until substitute Enner Valencia added the second, after Tom Huddlestone was sent off for a high tackle on Idrissa Gana Gueye, that the result was secured.A calf injury to Morgan Schneiderlin was the one downside of the day and the influential midfielder is likely to miss the Merseyside derby at Anfield immediately after the international break.“I am a little bit worried he will be out for several weeks but we need to wait for the scan to know what happened,” added Koeman, who felt Huddlestone’s dismissal was “harsh.” The Belgian striker rejected a new £140,000-a-week contract earlier this week
TODAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail email@example.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster Internationalmeets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miikcq Miller at (661) 256-0328.Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miikcq Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902. 12-Step Recovery Group for alcohol and drug addiction will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. American Indian Little League will meet, 7 p.m. at HomeTown Buffet, 422 W. Ave. P. Call Harry Richard at (661) 267-2259. High Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call (760) 240-4705. Youth Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE, or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Plane Talk Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale. Call (661) 572-4123. Harmony Showcase Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will rehearse, 7:30 p.m. at 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. The group is part of an international organization of women who sing four-part harmony. Call (661) 273-0995, (661) 285-1797 or (661) 940-3109. Al-Anon will hold a discussion, noon at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale, and at 7 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Room 704, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiards Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program representative will be available, 1-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551 for an appointment. Tumbleweed Card Club for seniors will play canasta, pinochle and other games, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Line dancing, 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Palmdale Youth Council will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Parks and Recreation office, 38260 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5611. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at the Antelope Valley Freeway. Call (661) 273-2761. Expectant parent tours of the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department will start at 6 p.m. from the hospital lobby, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
4. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) v Burnley on Saturday – Surely the Spurs superstar will break his August hoodoo this weekend and help his team to an important win at Wembley. 5. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) v Bournemouth on Saturday – Pep Guardiola is playing with both the Argentine and Gabriel Jesus but at the moment its Aguero who is looking most like scoring. 10 Fantasy Premier League gameweek three is here and no doubt your squad is starting to take shape.A quick transfer in and you should be settling in for the ride, especially if you’ve been following our top tips.Now the weekend is upon us, it’s time to pick your all-important captain. Will you be the obvious one and go for Romelu Lukaku, or will you use your nous to pick a wildcard?Either way, we’ve collated 10 top players you might want to consider for the armband and hopeful get a hatful of points.Click the right arrow above to see who we think could be a great captain for Fantasy Premier League gameweek three… 7. Richarlison (Watford) v Brighton on Saturday – New signing Richarlison has got fans excited with a stunning display against Bournemouth. Skills aplenty, loves a shot on goal, and gets the ball in the area a lot, he could be one of the surprises of the season. 1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United) v Leicester City on Saturday – An excellent start to the campaign sees the Armenian with four assists in two games. He could go one better this time and find the back of the next against the Foxes. 3. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) v Arsenal on Sunday – Hitting his straps early, the Senegalese forward looks set for another big campaign. Hes got his shooting boots on with two goals so far but he could well provide assists too. 10 10 10 10 10 6. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) v Burnley on Sunday – The Dane already has two assists to his name as he hits form far quicker than he did last year. Hes on set-pieces too, so could do plenty of damage against the Clarets. 8. Dusan Tadic (Southampton) v Huddersfield on Saturday – A penalty taker, the Saints star is always an outside bet for the captaincy. Hes a creative influence and could do well against the Terriers. 9. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) v Leicester City on Saturday – Unsurprisingly the Belgian star is on our list. Hes hit four goals in two games and we wouldnt put it past him to get more against the Foxes. 10 2. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) v Arsenal on Sunday – Already with a goal and an assist to his name, the Brazil start could notch against the Gunners, who seem a little leaky. The fact he is on penalties boosts his credentials further. 10 10 10 10. Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) v Everton on Sunday – He had no luck against Tottenham but with the Everton defence looking off the pace against Hajduk Split he could get on the scoresheet if he targets Ashley Williams.