Nambatac has high hopes for Letran after his departure

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac doesn’t thinks his graduation would leave a big hole for Letran after seeing how great of a talent pool coach Jeff Napa has.“I don’t think that big of an absence for them because there’s a lot of players who could fill up my spot in my position,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT The 23-year-old swingman, who averaged 16.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in his final year, allayed fears on the Knights’ future after they missed out on the Final Four this NCAA Season 93.WIth Nambatac nursing two fouls in ihe Knights do-or-die game against San Sebastian, Letran showed a glimpse of what the future holds in the third quarter  as it went on a 14-4 run to grab a 47-39 lead midway through the period banking on the five of Bong Quinto, Jerrick Balanza, Jeremiah Taladua, Jeo Ambohot, and Lance Vacaro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogUnfortunately, the Knights just had one too many mistakes and fell to the Golden Stags, 74-69, in the fourth-place playoff on Tuesday.Despite all that happened this year, Nambatac is still optimistic on what the future holds for Letran with lofty goals already set for next year. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ 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 With chance to get another title at 38, Hugnatan turns back clock Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments “I’m pretty sure they will bounce back hard next year. Even if I’m not on the floor, the toughness and intensity is still there. I can see their willingness to win, especially from our Team B players who have experience playing in big leagues. I can say that a lot of people will talk about Letran next year,” he said.As he bid his alma mater goodbye, Nambatac is satisfied with what he has accomplished in his eight-year stay, winning Rookie of the Year and MVP with the Squires in the juniors’ division, while also helping the Knights make it to the Finals twice and winning the NCAA championship back in 2015.“To be honest, I never expected any of this to happen. When I got to Letran, all I was thinking was to just play at my best so I could get a full scholarship and help my family. I never realized that I’ve already improved a lot and I’ve gone a long way. Not bad for an NCAA career. At least, I can say that I was able to help Letran win a championship,” he said.Walking away from Muralla and embarking on a new chapter on his basketball career, Nambatac is proud to hold his head high as he leaves a lasting lesson to the holdovers.“No one expects Letran to make it far every year, but game-in and game-out, we’re showing it to our doubters and the non-believers that we’re still here. We’re Letran: never give in and never give up,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Visa issues delay Ceres departure

first_imgPhilippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros’ unexpected victory over Brisbane Roar in the AFC Champions League has left the club with a difficult challenge of securing a visa.The Busmen have been forced to delay their departure to China for a day, leaving them with little time to prepare and acclimatize for their playoff match with Chinese Super League powerhouse Tianjin Quianjian slated Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Club officials are hoping to get the Busmen’s visas by noon on Monday that will enable them to immediately fly to Tianjin via Hong Kong or Beijing.As if playing the Chinese side teeming with world class players is not enough, Ceres will also play amid freezing conditions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Busmen returned from Australia on Thursday night after stunning Brisbane Roar, 3-2, at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Backups keep San Miguel, Magnolia out front Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:43Passengers face long queues at Araneta Center Bus Terminal02:14Carpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

SCI Dedicates US$120K All Girls School in Kakata

first_imgSave the Children International (SCI) over the weekend dedicated eight classrooms in Kakata, Margibi County —All Girls School constructed at the cost of US$120,000.The dedicatory ceremony coincided with the closing of the school, which brought together the County Chief Education Officer, Gormah Minnie and the Assistant Education Minister for Early Childhood Education (ECD), Youkhiko Ammon as well several other executives of SCI’s staff, among others.The school was funded by Hope for Africa (HfA) and implemented by SCI, the education coordinator, B. Augustine Kullie said.Mr. Kullie said the systemic poverty across Africa has resulted in generations of people facing the same problems of poor education, few employment opportunities, sickness and disease, poor water and sanitation, etc.He said 2008 marked the launch of Hope for Africa’s sponsorship academy, which sponsored students from primary schools, focusing on girls’ ages from two to 18.He explained that the project was founded in South Korea through donor support as well as soliciting public assistance by highlighting the plight of children through the national broadcast system in Seoul, South Korea.In Liberia, Mr. Kullie said, Hope for Africa’s (HfA) intervention focuses in Montserrado, Margibi and Bong counties with the goal to improve the access and quality of education for children, especially girls in collaboration with its strategic partner, Ministry of Education (MOE). HfA is an international Christian Charity, set up in 2004. It has a clear mandate to bring hope and empower people in Africa – and put an end to systemic poverty.According to Kullie, the hope comes in the form of food to eat, safe drinking water, help for families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS or by empowering people to set up small businesses and or go to school at least at the primary level.“Our aim is to impact one life at a time with a long-term vision and to diversify the charity across Africa,” he said.The dedication of the school, he said will enable the students to enjoy a brighter future and better employment opportunities as they will be able to attend top class secondary schools.Before the dedication, it was discovered that four sets of new commodes in the bathrooms were missing; a situation Mr. Kullie and his staff described as “unfortunate.” Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children that works in 120 countries. It fights for the rights of children as well as helps them fulfill their potential in life“We work to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives,” Kullie said.Earlier, the guest speaker, Youkhiko Ammon expressed gratitude to SCI for catering to the welfare of the girls, especially the vulnerable ones by enrolling them in the school “free of charge.”As a result of that effort, she called on parents to encourage their children to focus their attention on their lessons in order to succeed. The All Girls Schools is located in the Du-Village Community in Kakata, and is run under the auspices of SCI that has provided instructional materials. The registrar, Ms Agnes S. Tamba, in her progress report said, amidst numerous changes in the re-opening dates of schools this year, due to the Ebola outbreak, the school opened for academic activities on March 2.During the registration, she said the total number of students registered from the Early Childhood Curriculum (ECCD) Development to grade 4th was 311—ages two to 18 years.“The Save the Children All-Girls Elementary School comprises the Parents Teachers Association, and the teaching staff that give strength to the running of the school. The school also provides environmental studies to students to spread and prevent HIV/AIDS, Ebola and teenage pregnancy,” Ms Tamba explained.She said in order for the Save the Children All Girls Elementary School to maintain quality standard, it will rely on certain basic rules and regulations, which are necessary to uplift the country’s education system.As such, she said, the institution has made it the prime duty for both teachers and administrators not to impart book knowledge only, but to make them law-abiding and to become productive citizens.The school is run with the objective of training students spiritually, morally and educationally; to enable them contribute immensely to the overall development of their respective communities; to make them aware of their abilities so as to enable them make proper adjustment in life challenges and to include sporting activities.Constrains/ChallengesAccording to Ms Tamba, while the administration appreciates Hope for Africa and the Government of Liberia for the “free and compulsory education policy, which has increased enrollment, especially the girls, the All Girls School lacks support staff, tools to clean the campus, suck like wipers, cutlasses, hoes, etc.” She also mentioned the need for safe drinking water, security guards, at least three to four persons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Flyers fight back

first_imgAfter digging a deep hole in game one, the Flyers came into game two of the McKenzie Cup determined to play 60 minutes of tight, physical hockey.It was the Generals who again struck first, when Dion Darling’s original shot was kicked out by Troy Hunt. The rebound fell right to Darling, who was stopped again with a sensational recovery effort from Hunt. But this time, the loose puck bounced off defenceman Luke Middleton, and trickled over the goal line.But on this night, the Flyers would fight back before the hole was too deep. Paul Wiens got the Flyers on the board, when he jammed home a Brett Loney rebound, and after the first period, the score was tied 1-1.- Advertisement -After a late penalty to the Generals, the Flyers had 24 seconds of powerplay to start the second period, and they made good, with Ryan Carter bearing down on Rudkowsky. Carter’s shot was stopped, but the rebound was banged in by Adam Loncan, and the Flyers had their first lead of the series. But they wouldn’t stop there. Todd Alexander gave the Flyers a 3-1 lead, when he took a 2-on-1 to the net, and snapped a shot through Rudkowsky, which just trickled over the goal line. The Generals came on in the second half of the second period, but almost got themselves in trouble late, when they allowed consecutive breakaways to Todd Alexander and Tyler Loney. Alexander had the puck roll off his stick when he had Rudkowsky beat, and Loney rang his backhander off the bar, meaning the Flyers still led by just two goals after 40 minutes.Early in the third, the Flyers would pad their lead. Tyler Brough scored his first goal of the series on a powerplay, when he shoved home a rebound on a Ryan Carter shot. Brett Loney made it 5-1, when he went to the net on a 2-on-1 with Jeff Fast. Like his brother, Brett Loney tried a backhand move in tight, which appeared to be stopped by Ruskowsky, but Loney buried the rebound.But, the 5-1 lead would soon start to slip away. Don Morrison scored for Bentley, on a Kurt Bensmiller rebound, while Kevin Smyth also batted in a loose puck, to get the Generals back within two with 8 minutes remaining.Advertisement Listen to a post-game interview with Jon Zacks and Flyer Ryan Carter. [asset|aid=1185|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=05eb9dc2eeae66d401d3d683873a47fa-Ryan Carter after Game Two _1_Pub.mp3]And so, the best-of-five McKenzie Cup is now tied at one game apiece, with the big game three set for Saturday night, at the Red Deer Arena. Listen to that game live on Moose Fm and Energeticcity.ca But, while Bentley would get another couple of chances on the powerplay, the Flyers would regain their composure, and fend off the Bentley attack. Finally, with Bentley on the PP, Ryan Carter sealed the deal, with a short-handed breakaway goal, for a final score of 6-3 Flyers.Troy Hunt earned the win in net, playing exceptionally well for 60 minutes. The only pucks that got past him were scrambles in the crease, one of them an own-goal. The Generals outshot the Flyers 32-28, but couldn’t match their output from game one. The special teams battle also swayed in Fort St. John’s favour, with the Flyers 2/8 on the powerplay, and Bentley 2/10, including a short-handed goal against.Listen to a game two highlights package: [asset|aid=1183|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=05eb9dc2eeae66d401d3d683873a47fa-Flyers vs. Generals Game Two _1_Pub.mp3]Listen to a post-game interview with Jon Zacks and Flyers coach Adam Brash. [asset|aid=1184|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=05eb9dc2eeae66d401d3d683873a47fa-Adam Brash after Game Two _1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more

Would-be dads: Go for the ice cream

first_imgTHE ICE CREAM DIET: A serving of full-fat ice cream a day not only delights the palate but appears to boost fertility, according to a new book from the Harvard School of Public Health. “The Fertility Diet” says “good” carbs like brown rice and pasta are linked to higher fertility levels, while cold cereal, white rice, potatoes and other “bad” carbs are linked to infertility. Also, that old wives’ tale about eliminating exercise to get pregnant? It’s a myth (but you already knew that). See thefertilitydiet.com. MYSPACE WITH TRAINING WHEELS: Imbee.com (for in-between?) claims to be the first free social network for kids ages 8 to 14. It’s the picture of innocence, with links to videos of a Build-A-Bear Workshop and scenes from the animal kingdom. But its emphasis on celebrity – Hilary Duff is the topic of one dedicated online group – may be a turnoff to some parents. EBAY FOR PARENTS: File this one in the category of brilliant ideas I wish I’d had. It’s called Zwaggle.com and it’s basically eBay without any purchase prices, targeted at parents with too much outgrown kid stuff. Zwaggle users earn points for shipping their stuff to someone who wants it, then use those points to redeem stuff they do need or want. The only money that changes hands is for shipping. It sounds crazy, but the highchairs, baby swings and toys that your child drooled on, pooped on, played with, bit and laughed at are saturated in sentimental value, and it’s hard to just leave them on the sidewalk outside a secondhand store. I love this idea of finding loving homes for well-used baby gear. NANNY CAUGHT ON TAPE: Ouch. This nanny got caught on tape getting abusive when one of her 2-year-old twin charges resisted going down for her nap. Angry dad Brad Roth started NannyAbuse.com to create a forum for parents to get more information. Watch this clip from NBC: http://video.knbc.com/player/?id=192803. Be sure to catch two other inventive nanny watch sites I wrote about last month: LAnannywatch.blogspot.com/ and ISawYourNanny.blogspot.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champTOYS AND GENDER: The ladies of “The View” had a fascinating discussion last week about giving feminine toys to boys and masculine toys to girls. That line of talk disintegrated into a shoutfest about children with transgender tendencies, but it brought up some interesting topics. Whoopi and Sherri Shepard really get into over whether a boy should be allowed to dress up in princess garb. See the clip at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=78ND3vqPz90 FOR LAST-MINUTE SHOPPERS: For helpful info for last-minute Christmas shopping, see www.drtoy.com for product-safety tips and holiday gift advice; http://toyinfo.org for toy safety, recent toy recalls and toy use advice; www.toytips.com for product reviews and gift suggestions; and www.cpsc.gov for the latest recall information. For more on work, family and parenting in L.A., go to www.insidesocal.com/momspace/ 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

COISTE SCAOIL SAOR Ó AILSE MEETING

first_imgCOISTE SCAOIL SAOR Ó AILSE.Break Free From Cancer Support GroupWe will be hosting our next information night this Wednesday night the 7th of nov,@ 8pm in Ionad Naomh Pádraig Dobhair Dore.Presentations will be given by Doctor Treasa O’Neil & a Guest survivor.Booklets & fact sheets on symptoms causes & the recovery processes of cancerWill be available to all.Refreshments will be available afterwards.This information night is open to everyone from Creeslough to the Gweebarra bridge.For information phone (083)1217857 or (083)3711450.COISTE SCAOIL SAOR Ó AILSE MEETING was last modified: November 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COISTE SCAOIL SAOR Ó AILSE.last_img read more

‘They have to make real offers’ – Benteke’s valuation must be met, insists Klopp

first_img1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not sell Christian Benteke below his value and the striker will not be a “present” for potential suitors.The Belgium international – the latest to return to Merseyside of all the Euro 2016 participants – has yet to feature for the Reds in pre-season, and Klopp has made it clear the 25-year-old’s chances will be limited.Crystal Palace appeared close to signing the striker last month, but the deal has gone cold with no fee agreed between the two clubs.However, despite Benteke falling behind Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings, Divock Origi, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in the pecking order, Klopp is adamant he will not be allowed to leave on the cheap.“Christian already said it maybe makes sense for him to go to another club and that’s the situation at this moment,” the German manager said:“Christian is a still a great striker and that’s how it is, but we have a few more strikers and in this moment it makes more sense to give them match time and that is what we did.“If there are clubs that want a striker from us they have to make real offers and are not hoping for anything else, otherwise we will find solutions.“If there is a need on the other side then go for it – but not as a present. That’s how transfers are. A few clubs try to gamble but we are not part of the gambling side. We are serious people, and if there is an offer we will think about it.“We will see what happens but at the end if someone wants a player from us he has to pay as we have only good players.”Klopp has brought in seven players this summer but accepts his business may not yet be finished.He is still looking for a left-back having failed to secure Leicester’s Ben Chilwell, while the German has admitted that the centre-back position needs looking at due to injuries to Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez.“The final word we will have about this is on August 31, until then you always have to be ready to do something on the selling side… the buying side,” he added ahead of Saturday’s Wembley friendly against Barcelona.“The squad is good apart from the centre-half situation: ‘Mama’ is a problem, Joe Gomez is a problem, Lucas Leiva is a problem. We have to see what happens with injuries so you need to be ready to find a solution.“Everyone knows on the other (selling) side knows it is not finished. For the moment, and until the first game, maybe one or two things can happen.” Christian Benteke appears to be on his way out of Anfield last_img read more

DONEGAL STAR PAUL DURCAN WILL PLAY IN LEINSTER SFC FINAL THIS SUNDAY

first_imgBest wishes: Good luck goes to a number of club players this week;  Sean Meehan who plays for Sligo IT in the All Ireland Divison 3 Freshers final tomorrow against NUI Galway; Caolan Loughney who plays in the Senior Divsion 2 All Ireland League final for St Pat’s against NUI Galway; Paul Durcan who plays for Ballyboden St Enda’s this Sunday in the Leinster final; and to the AVS senior boys football team who play Glenties in the senior county semi final tomorrow.Senior Board AGM: the senior AGM take place this Sunday night in Dom’s Pier 1 at 7:30pm. Nominations and motions received can be viewed on the club website. All members are asked to attend the AGM. Club Lotto Result: There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €3,500 in Week 20 of the 2015/2016 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday November 30th.The €25 winners in the Lucky Dip were Damien Timoney, Castle Street, William Jervis, Meetinghouse Street, Geoffrey Browne, Rossmore and Gerry Timoney, Doonan. The numbers drawn were 7, 11, 14 & 16 with the jackpot now standing at €3,600. New members are still welcome so why not play online now at www.fourmastersgaa.comClub Season Tickets: the club has season tickets available for €200. The season ticket entitles you to entry to all Donegal league games in the National League, their first championship game and preference for games thereafter in the championship; entry to all club league and championship games in Donegal (including underage games) and club membership. Contact Paul Timoney on 0872791305 if interested.Congratulations: congrats goes to Nicola and Barry Dunnion on the recent birth of their second daughter. Huge well done to Ann McGonagle Meehan and  Pauline McGuire who will pick the award for ‘Service to Culture’ at the upcoming Donegal GAA Annual Buffet this Friday in the Mount Errigal, Letterkenny. Both ladies organise our Scór section each year in the club and deserve huge credit for their excellent service to the club. Tickets for the night are still available, phone the county board office on  0749190761 to secure a ticket. Tickets cost €20.Training times: U12 boys football training continues on Wednesday night at 6pm in Tír Conall. Indoor training for boys aged 5 and 6 years of age continues in the AVS on Tuesdays from 5:45pm to 6:45pm. Minor footballers are in Bfit every Friday from 4pm. Senior men’s football: the play off against Bundoran for Division 1 status will not take place this weekend, there is no date set for this game as of yet. The leagues in Donegal will remain the same in 2016 with Division 1, 2, and 3 having ten teams again.Donegal GAA: The Donegal senior team play Derry this Saturday at 1pm in Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny. Donegal drew St Mary’s Belfast, Down, and Fermanagh in the McKenna which starts on January 3rd.DONEGAL STAR PAUL DURCAN WILL PLAY IN LEINSTER SFC FINAL THIS SUNDAY was last modified: December 2nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportlast_img read more

Romero to end sex discrimination

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero plans to introduce legislation to end sex discrimination in public displays of the human body. Romero, D-Los Angeles, said she decided to introduce the legislation in response to the Nov. 7 peaceful protest of women from Breasts Not Bombs. It is expected to be introduced when the Legislature returns to session in January. The women were protesting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ballot measures on the Nov. 8 special election. Two women were arrested for indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and going beyond the scope of their permit to demonstrate on state property. Romero said that any men who bared their breasts in the same way would not have been arrested. “We stand on these steps and in this Capitol building countless times throughout the year to speak out against discrimination on the basis of sex,” Romero said. “Yet, one area of sex discrimination remains in our state penal code,” Romero said. “While it is legal for men to go shirtless in public in California, women risk being classified as sex offenders for baring the same body parts.” Romero said the argument isn’t about pornography. “This is about the equity of the law in California,” she said. “What is the difference between the chests of men and women? Is it the size? The function? The degree of beauty? The concern for sexual arousal? And who determines what is decent?” PRICE TAG: It’s going to cost prospective Whittier City Council candidates $500 to have a ballot statement in English and Spanish on the ballot in the upcoming April 11 election. In the past, candidates had a choice of whether to put a Spanish-language version in the sample ballot pamphlet. But the Voters Rights Act requires the booklet to be bilingual in communities in which 5 percent of the population doesn’t speak English, said Kathryn Marshall, city clerk. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Infusion, a choral group from Rowland High School, will perform at the 11 a.m. Friday monthly meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. Business meeting begins at 11 a.m. For reservations call Pat King, (562) 695-0690. Cost is $17. HOLIDAY PARTY: The Mark Twain Democratic Club will hold its annual party from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. For information call Ruben Espejel at (562) 484-0206. CONTEST: Assemblyman Bob Huff has begun the “There Ought to be a Law” essay contest for high school students. Each participant will submit an idea for a new law in California, written in the form of a 500-word essay. The program is open to high school juniors and seniors. Essays will be judged on their ingenuity in addressing a need in the community that a new state law could appropriately address. Further information on this program will be posted on Huff’s Assembly web site at www.assembly.ca.gov/huff. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com.last_img read more