PNG students enter team in Philippines league

first_imgThe Central Luzon Crusaders team previously known as the Indang Rebels which incorporates PNG students studying in Universities and colleges in Philippines will now compete in the Philippines National Rugby League Competition against some of Philippines strong teams Albay Vulcans, Manila Storm and University of Batangas Toro in a four team competition.Rebels were formed 3 years ago by students to celebrate Papua New Guinea’s independence in Philippines as the countries national sport.It has eventually progressed from college level to national level.Gorden Asa a 24year old PNG national studying Civil Engineering at Cavite State University will be leading the Central Luzon Crusaders in the PNRL’s inaugural 2016 season.Gorden and the PNG students are proud to play in a regular Rugby League competition to develop the sport and be part of history.“We took the opportunity to show people our interest in Rugby League as it builds our interest to train and promote Rugby League to our Filipino friends in our school, province and the Philippines,” the Central Luzon Crusaders trailblazer  Gorden Asa said. He predicts more students will join as the competition progresses and gains popularity in the Philipines.“Our aim is to teach those that are willing to learn the sport and how it is played internationally,” Gorden said.last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgMile Gully, Ricam lead Manchester Major League Following the completion of the first half of the first round, Mile Gully and Ricam are the respective zone leaders of the Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League. Mile Gully’s 2-0 win over Greenvale pivoted them to 13 points from five games to head Zone One ahead of defending champions Hillstars, who have 12. Mile Gully had to fight off relegation in their penultimate match last season. However, their resurgence this season has been remarkable and included the highlight of the competition so far – a 1-0 win over Hillstars in the fourth round. That win spoilt Hillstars’ unbeaten record, which dates back to the 2014 season. Ricam leads Zone Two with 13 points after five matches, which includes four wins and a draw against Alligator Pond. They completed the pre-Christmas round with a 6-0 win over Land Settlement. Christopher Dyer netted a hat-trick, the third time the feat had been achieved since the start of the competition last month. Downs are second with 12 points, having lost to Ricam. The competition takes a break until Saturday, January 2. Hillstars, Ricam to contest Manchester KO finals The first finals of the 2015-16 Manchester FA season will be contested next Tuesday when Hillstars and Ricam meet in the Brumalia Hardware-sponsored Knock-out Cup. Venue will be Brooks Park, starting at 2:45 p.m. Both teams earned the right following convincing semi-finals performances. Hillstars recorded a 3-1 win over Old England, while defending champions Porus were brushed aside 6-0 by Ricam. That result has since sent Porus in a spin, so much so that they failed to show for their fifth-round Major League fixture against Alligator Pond. Ricam are in their best form, currently unbeaten and leading Zone Two of the Major League. Hillstars are in second position in another Major League zone, but are still fancied to win the KO finals despite a recent 0-1 upset loss to Mile Gully. Henriques wins ‘Rappa Pam Pam’ Despite being noticeably injured, Mandeville’s top shooter, Orville Henriques, held off the challenge of Jamaica Rifle Association’s Lennox Moulton to win the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club’s Christmas extravaganza dubbed ‘Rappa Pam Pam’. Henriques was not dominant, but won four of the eight stages to finish on 476 points. Moulton, who earned top-four positions on five stages, ended at 84 per cent with 400 points. Female shooter Sue Ann Henriques, who won the last two stages, was edged into third with 384 points. The next three positions were separated by four percentage points. Ellsworth Dixon, who won the practice shoot held three days earlier, was fourth, followed by Evon Grant and Owen Campbell. Clarendon KO to break until December 31 The Noel Arscott-sponsored Clarendon Knock-out football competition will take a break until next Thursday, December 31, when the second round starts. The first round ended earlier this week, and included home-and-away matches. Jamalco, as well as the parish’s Premier League team, Humble Lion, will enter at the quarter-final stage. In results from the first round, York Town exited Sandy Bay, Bamboo Lane knocked out Kemps Hill, Springfield got rid of Spartan, Rock River made it past newcomers Bulls United from Alston, while Original Hazard took care of Little Brazil of Sheckles. In the most recent results, newcomers Anderson Drive knocked out Lionel Town 1-0 after the first leg ended 0-0, while Four Parks got the better of Treadlight by a similar margin. Jamalco top Clarendon FA awards Jamalco were deemed the best team, taking both the top competition and individual awards at the recent Clarendon Football Association 2015 awards ceremony held at Wembley Excellence Centre. Jamalco got the top incentive award for being Major League champions, Knock-out champions, in which they triumphed over Premier League team Humble Lion. They were also recognised for narrowly missing the cut to the Premier League. Jamalco secured the top individual awards, including Coach of the Year, which went to Ryan Johnson. The CFA also recognised its referees. The National award went to Kevin Morrison, while the parish’s Performance award went to Doween Tummings. Jason Jackson was handed the best assistant referee. Clarendon College was adjudged the best schoolboy team, while Lennon got the award for best female team. Battle on for semi-final spot Four teams – Pro Santos A, Express All Stars, Progressive Strikers, and Passagefort Strikers – will play off for the fourth and final semi-final spot in the South East St Catherine Netball League. The play-offs starts on Saturday, January 9, and is over three days. Based on form, Pro Santos A and Express All Stars should be in the two teams that will fight for that one spot. Meanwhile, Westchester netball team topped the standings with 16 points as the preliminary round comes to a close. Mega Angels, 13 points, occupy second spot. Pro Santos B (12 points) are third. The top three are given automatic berths to the semi-final. In a recent game, Mega Angels dismissed Pro Santos B 24-11. Free Jamaica Holiday Lacrosse camp A Jamaica Holiday Lacrosse Camp will take place at St George’s College (Emmett Park) in Kingston from Monday, December 28, to Thursday, December 31, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. This camp is funded and staffed by players and coaches primarily from the United States. Equipment is provided on loan from the Jamaica Lacrosse Association and given to committed campers to keep at the end of the camp. The organisers of the camp said that “the game will be taught in a positive and encouraging environment. Water and light refreshments are provided, along with music, games, prizes, contests, awards, and lots of fun.” There will be high-school and university men’s and women’s divisions at this camp, as well as a new youth boy’s division (Primary School boys ages 8-13). Mid-season final for January 3 The York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two mid-season final has been pushed back to Sunday, January 3, 2016. The match was originally scheduled for Sunday, December 27. The match, which features Cedar Grove and Braeton United, will take place at the Cedar Grove playing field starting at 3 p.m. Meanwhile, both Cedar Grove and Braeton United were beaten in recent matches. Cedar Grove suffered a shock 2-0 loss to Cumberland (five points), which won their first match in four tries, while Cedar Grove were losing for the first time. Braeton United remained on six points from three games as they were clipped 1-0 by Edgewater. In another game, Daytona (seven points) spanked Southborough 4-2.last_img read more

Feet on the ground … Davis rejects favourites tag after Super CC performance

first_imgDespite his team’s annihilation of corporate area heavy-hitters Excelsior High, Clarendon College (CC) coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis does not believe his team is the favourite for the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup title.Davis, who led his team to a resounding 7-1 demolition of Excelsior to secure a spot in the semi-finals, believes the other teams in the final four have just as much chance to lift the title at the end of the competition.”CC are not favourites. (We are) just coming to play some football and win,” Davis said.The 2014 daCosta Cup champions were merciless in their contest at Sabina Park on Saturday in what was one of the most one-sided games in the history of the young competition.The result sets up a semi-final clash this Saturday against fellow daCosta Cup heavyweights Cornwall College, while Wolmer’s Boys, which clipped Kingston College 1-0, will play St Elizabeth Technical, who got the better of Bridgeport, 2-0.Cornwall College bettered Rusea’s, 4-3, on penalties after a 1-1 regulation and extra-time scoreline in their clash at the Catherine Hall Stadium.”Best win of the season? Yeah, I would say yes, this is our best performance, (but) every team is favourite. We are just coming to play some football, and win,” Davis told The Gleaner, while noting he was not surprised by the margin of victory.”To be honest, we could see it in training. We came to Kingston (on Friday) and the focus was (really high),” he outlined.STUDYING EACH OTHER”There was no doubt about today (Saturday). They (Excelsior) came to our game in the week and watched us play, but we watched them on TV. They are one of the better teams, they say, in Kingston, and when you play one of the better teams, it gets the better performance out of us,” Davis continued.Davis added that he is looking forward to the upcoming test against Cornwall College.Team captain and leading striker Creggton Charlton, who scored an impressive hat-trick and was instrumental in three other goals, was beaming following his team’s statement win.”My team dropped seven, and that’s my favourite number, and I am so happy,” said Charlton, who wears the number-seven jersey.”I don’t fear any team and I am going to take all four trophies. I am going to be the standout from Super Cup and the leading goalscorer and the MVP,” the confident player promised.last_img read more

1 dead, 1 injured in Houston accident

first_imgA former member of the X Factor Dance Troupe was on Monday morning killed, while another person wasdead: Paulette Josiahinjured following a vehicular accident in the vicinity of Houston, Greater Georgetown.Dead is 21-year-old Paulette Josiah of Lot 127 CC Eccles, East Bank Demerara. The name of the injured person was not immediately available. He is reportedly a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.According to reports, Josiah was the pillion rider on a CG motorcycle when it was reportedly struck from behind by another vehicle.The young woman sustained injuries and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she died while receiving medical treatment.While information remains sketchy about the fatal accident, Josiah’s aunt told Guyana Times on Monday night that the woman left home on Sunday for work. She reportedly worked at an East Bank gas station.The grieving aunt explained that she was at work when she received a telephone call from a relative informing her of the accident.She immediately rushed to the Hospital, but by that time, the young woman had died.The family, Josiah’s aunt added, did not know much about the accident and were looking for answers. During the brief telephone conversation, the aunt noted that the young woman might have left work and gone out with friends and was apparently heading home when the accident occurred.She noted that the family members have to revisit the police station today for an update as to what really transpired.The woman related that family members were in a state of shock over the death of the young woman. The mother of the dead woman, Guyana Times understands, is devastated.“Every time, she look at Paulette photo she faint… she staring at the walls as if she is lost,” a family friend related.Josiah was the eldest of four children and was described as a hardworking and determined young lady. The Police have launched an investigation into the accident. It is not clear if anyone was in Police custody assisting with investigations.last_img read more

Fort St. John archers win at Provincials

first_imgPhoto:  A few of the New Totem Archery Club members who competed July 10 & 11 – Submitted – Advertisement -**SubmittedFort St John’s New Totem Archery Club did great this year at the Provincial 3D Championships in Williams Lake.  The club had 13 members compete in the event.  Five members place in the top 3 and 9 in Top 5.In the Women’s BHR Lena Chapple placed 1st and Jessica Arsenault placed 2nd.  Julie Bouck came in 3rd in Women’s open.  In the Men’s BHR, Jamie Lawson came in 4th and Basil Szoo in 5th place.In the kids division, Dhillion Bouck was 1st and Sam Barrette came in 3rd. We also Had Lorne McBeth in mens Traditional in 4th place.  Ken Bouck In mens Open with 4th Place.New Totem Archery Club is looking for an Indoor Facility.  If anyone knows a place we could possibly use, email If anyone is intrested in trying archery were open Tuesdays and Thursday at 6:30 pm.last_img read more

MLA upset after after water pipelines approved for fracking

first_imgAccording to Simpson, the water licences were granted for use in hydraulic fracking. He says he had questioned Energy Minister Rich Coleman about the water pipelines at the end of the current legislative session and Coleman had promised an “extensive public consultation” process, as well as First Nations consultations before approvals would be given.However, Simpson says the Oil and Gas Commission approved the pipelines and water licences were subsequently approved, before any consultations were carried out.- Advertisement -The water licences have been approved for Talisman Energy and the second licence for Cambrian Energy is expected to be approved by the end of the week.The independent MLA is calling on the Province to specify a price for water used in fracking, to encourage a reduction in demand on freshwater resources.last_img read more

Spain dealt a ‘slap of reality’ by ruthless England

first_imgBut La Roja were dealt a reality check, losing 3-2, as England ran riot during a whirlwind first half in Seville.Paco Alcacer’s header, and a Sergio Ramos goal with the last touch of the game, reduced the glare of the score but there was no doubting England were deserving winners.Raheem Sterling’s double and a smart finish from Marcus Rashford made sure of that.“Suddenly the Spain that seemed to be afloat again in this muddled League of Nations collapsed with a crash and without remedy,” wrote El Pais on Tuesday. “Spain has taken a slap of reality,” said Marca.This is the same team that looked rejuvenated after victories over England, Croatia and Wales but one defeat, at home, has quickly altered the perspective.“When we put six past Croatia nobody told us we gave too many passes,” Dani Ceballos said.Harry Kane set up two of England’s goals, the second for Rashford after a brilliant piece of hold-up play left Ramos and Nacho scrambling. Kane made a strong impression.“Kane threw overboard all the illusions of La Roja and brought into question the foundations on which Luis Enrique’s project is based,” wrote Diario Sport.Mundo Deportivo described Kane as “masterly” while Marca carried a poll on its website, asking: “How much would you pay for Harry Kane?” More than half answered 150 to 200 million euros.There was praise too for Sterling and Rashford, “the hares of Southgate”, according to AS. Contrasting England’s pace to Spain’s possession game, Mundo wrote: “The English do not get tangled up. They move like rockets.”The admiration of Kane, in particular, perhaps stems from envy too. Diego Costa was injured and absent in Seville but his style has never chimed with the Spanish national team, while Iago Aspas, Rodrigo and Alvaro Morata are yet to claim the position as their own.“There is no country in Europe with so many difficulties at centre forward than Spain,” El Pais wrote. “The sudden popularity of Paco Alcacer is explained by his recent and explosive goal production, but he will hardly solve the mystery.”In defence, Ramos’ poor start to the season continued, his place arguably secured more by a lack of compelling alternatives than his own form.“A symbol of the disaster,” wrote AS. “He was chaotic all night.”Others laid the blame with the midfield where Sergio Busquets was caught out of position as England tore forward for Sterling’s first goal. Saul Niguez, so impressive in Spain’s 2-1 win at Wembley last month, was quiet.“Busquets was making mistakes that were unusual for him,” Marca said. “It is impossible to prove but the first half was perhaps his worst in the red shirt.”England will hope this victory, their first against a World Cup winner since they beat Argentina in 2002, will prove a springboard for their young team. It did not go unnoticed across Europe.“England were ruthless,” Italy’s La Gazetta wrote. “It was an unrecognisable Spain, harmless up front, disconnected with Busquets and Saul in midfield, and disastrous at the back.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harry Kane set up two of England’s three goals against Spain on Monday. © AFP / CRISTINA QUICLERSEVILLE, Spain, Oct 16 – Luis Enrique had said he was ready for the criticism and it fired from all angles after Spain were beaten by England on Monday for their first competitive defeat at home in 15 years.Three wins out of three and 12 goals scored had launched Spain into a new era of optimism after their miserable World Cup last summer.last_img read more

Preston 0-1 Burnley: Early Joey Barton strike sends Clarets top

first_img Joey Barton celebrates scoring the winning goal 1 Joey Barton’s deflected free-kick after six minutes at Deepdale returned Burnley to the top of the Sky Bet Championship by sealing a 1-0 win over Lancashire rivals Preston.The 33-year-old’s third goal of the season was diverted beyond a flat-footed Chris Kirkland by Alan Browne’s head as the Clarets extended their unbeaten run to 21 league games and amped up the pressure on Middlesbrough and Brighton, who they now lead by one and three points respectively.It was revealed this week that midfielder Barton had been voted the fourth best player in the division by opposing managers, behind team-mate and eventual winner Andre Gray. Both players were brought to Turf Moor in the campaign’s opening few weeks.Gray’s 24 goals, 22 of which have come with the Clarets, have grabbed the attention but free-agent Barton looks a class above at this level and his capture will prove to be an astute bit of business by the Championship club if he can carry Sean Dyche’s side across the line.There may have been a degree of fortune in the early winner from the former QPR midfielder, but he was at the heart of everything in an opening half-hour when the visitors threatened to run amok as Simon Grayson’s decision to utilise a 3-5-2 formation backfired.The Clarets made inroads down the right flank in particular and George Boyd fired a warning shot wide after 34-year-old goalkeeper Kirkland failed to get good distance when punching Matt Lowton’s cross away.The veteran was unable to do anything with Barton’s free-kick from 30 yards out which was diverted past the North End goalkeeper by the head of Browne, who was standing in the wall.Some of the visiting support spilled onto the pitch and it was a surprise that the extra stewards then drafted in were not monitoring more goal celebrations in the following minutes.Sam Vokes narrowly missed Gray’s fizzing cross across the six-yard box, the latter almost steered one Barton free-kick into the top corner and Ben Mee flicked another set piece just wide.A pair of blocks denied goal-bound efforts from Scott Arfield and Gray before Grayson finally decided to dispense with his system and revert to a flat back four.North End looked more comfortable in that template and displayed a bit more fight, too, as Joe Garner and Lowton got into a stoppage-time scuffle.For all Burnley’s dominance it remained 1-0 at the break, as it did early in the second period despite the frame of Kirkland’s goal being struck twice in quick succession.Gray’s sweetly-struck half-volley came off the England cap’s near post and while the initial danger was cleared, Boyd landed an effort from distance on the top of the crossbar from the second wave of Clarets attack.Arfield and Calum Woods traded long-range efforts wide before Lowton had to block from Jermaine Beckford after the striker had cleverly flicked the ball over Michael Keane’s head.For once Barton made the wrong decision when firing a shot into Kirkland’s legs from near the byline after he had rolled Browne and looked set to roll the ball across the six-yard box.Burnley’s wastefulness did not look like coming back to haunt them, though, as Preston were creating little at the other end – Tom Heaton saving from Daniel Johnson on one of the rare occasions he was called upon, while substitute Callum Robinson’s volley deep into stoppage time went over.The victory leaves Burnley, and possibly Barton, ever closer to a top-flight return with Dyche’s side having just two fixtures to fulfil.last_img read more

Outsourcing can help firms

first_imgNEW YORK – Lori Booker says her public relations firm’s profits rose 25 percent after she hired a company to handle the business’ human resources needs. The reason: She had been devoting so much of her time to employee issues before she turned elsewhere for help. When small companies outsource parts of their operations, owners and top executives find they can focus more on what really matters – building the business and serving clients and customers better. And with a growing number of companies available to do virtually any kind of work for another business, an owner can outsource as much as he or she can afford. Booker handled her HR issues herself for the first decade that her Maitland, Fla.-based company, Carlman Booker Reis PR, was in existence. But about 10 years ago, after spending an entire day interviewing workers’ compensation insurance providers, Booker said she’d had enough. She signed up with a professional employer organization that is now her H.R. operation. Besides saving her time and energy, Booker said of the PEO, “they keep me from making mistakes that could hurt the agency,” by keeping track of changes in employment-related laws and regulations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card PEOs and other H.R. providers are a popular resource for small businesses. Accounting and billing, marketing and sales are other company operations that business owners cheerfully offload onto someone else who’s an expert. Outsourcing, of course, is not a new concept, having been around for decades – manufacturers, for example, may have turned out their own products, but most bought components and packaging from other companies. But outsourcing continues to expand as a necessary part of doing business for a growing number of small businesses. Not everyone automatically embraces outsourcing – many new entrepreneurs tend to be a little resistant to the idea. First, many believe they should do everything themselves. Second, it does cost money to have someone else do your work for you, and in the early years of a business, cash flow is a particular concern. But small businesses that do outsource say the expense is well worth it. Garvey’s Office Products in Niles, Ill., outsources its prospecting for new customers because it’s more cost-effective than having its own salespeople make cold calls. “It’s a time-consuming job to do. You need to be able to make 50 calls an hour to sometimes get one or two appointments,” marketing director Sheila Gartland said. “We’d much rather have our sales reps focusing on the accounts they have and making sure they get taken care of.” Gartland said the company doesn’t outsource any other operations. “We do like having someone in-house for anything to do with human resources or our employees and anything to do with our customers,” she said. While support functions such as H.R. and accounting are the areas that tend to be outsourced the most, some companies find it makes sense to outsource even some of their core operations. Writing is a major part of the job description for executives at Booker’s firm, but sometimes writing projects will be outsourced to people who have a particular skill or talent. Many advertising firms outsource some of their graphic arts projects, although they have their own artists on staff. What to outsource is a very individual decision for many firms. It depends not just on where a firm’s strengths lie, but also the philosophy of its owners. PrescribedSolutions, a New York-based company that makes customized skin care products sold at doctor’s offices, outsources testing and manufacturing, but it won’t ask another company to handle its marketing. “Where we can add more value and make us most unique, that’s what we keep in-house,” chief operating officer Aurelian Lis said. It also won’t outsource sales, because that cuts down on contact with the doctors who are the company’s customers. “We found that customer relationships are too valuable. … If we outsource that, we lose that feedback,” Lis said. The increasing sophistication of accounting software, which now includes inventory controls, has also made it easier and more sensible for the company to keep its own books rather than outsource, Lis said. A word of caution: If you decide to outsource part of your operation to an individual, be sure the person you hire is clearly an independent contractor, and not an employee. If you are able to exercise too much control over him or her – for example, controlling work hours or having the work done on your premises – you could run afoul of tax authorities who decide this is really your employee, not your contractor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Things to Do

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Healthy Kids Day will feature games, activities for children and home-safety demonstrations, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Lowe’s, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley YMCA. Call (661) 253-3593. Compassionate Kids Day will feature animal feeding, face painting, sampling healthy-food choices and pitching in with farm chores to help children learn to be kind to all animals, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today at Animal Acres Farm Sanctuary, 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton. Call (661) 269-0986. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. SCV Monopoly Mania will raise money for the Santa Clarita Valley School & Business Alliance, 6 p.m. today at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Ann Kerman at (661) 259-0033, Ext. 776. “The Foreigner” will be presented, 7:30 p.m. today, Wednesday and Friday at the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos with children, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through April 15 at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 287-9050. “Chasing Open Spaces,” an exhibit of oil paintings documenting natural spaces in and surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley, will be on display through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696. “Oklahoma” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Classical Cafe will feature three nationally renowned classical and jazz musicians, 8 p.m. today at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $20-$40. Call (661) 284-6044 or visit Walking For Hope 5K will benefit Circle of Hope, 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Parking: $5. Call (661) 254-5218. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Live Bird of Prey presentation, 11 a.m. Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Festival Showcase Concert will feature all choirs and bands from Canyon High School, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the gym at Canyon High, 19300 W. Nadal St., Canyon Country. Tickets: $6. Call (661) 252-6110. Young Artists Symphony will perform, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more