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Nielsen makes cut for Team Canada at this year’s U17 World Hockey Challenge

first_imgSAULT STE. MARIE, O.N. – Tristen Nielsen will be joining sixty-five of the country’s best other young hockey players to represent Team Canada at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie in two weeks’ time.The Fort St. John native, who is currently playing for the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen, tried out for a spot on one of the three Canadian teams at the U17 development camp along with 110 others back in late July. The 66-player roster will divided to make up the three Canadian teams – that will face the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States in their quest for gold.“These are the 66 best players in the country who are, by-and-large, making their first appearance in international competition as part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence. They have been selected not only based on their current ability, but also on their potential to represent Canada at under-18 and junior competition in the coming years,” said Shawn Bullock, senior manager of hockey operations and men’s national teams for Hockey Canada. “This is a skilled group of high-performers with long-term international potential, and we look forward to working with them at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and in the future.”- Advertisement -This won’t be Nielsen’s first time playing on the international stage; he previously won a silver medal at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer back in February.The 2016 U17 World Hockey Challenge takes place in Sault Ste. Marie from October 27th to November 5th.last_img read more

Silverado, Miller lead girls finalists

first_imgSilverado has nobody that stands 6 feet, but is quick and jumps well. Senior 5-7 guard Ashley Richie leads the way for the Hawks with 15.8 points, four rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Senior 5-10 guard Koi Brown averages 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Ashley Anthony, a junior 5-8 center, averages 8.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Adding a little zest for the Hawks is senior 5-7 guard Camilla De Totero, a foreign-exchange student from Italy. “There’s great enthusiasm here,” said Hawks coach Tyrone Brown, the former Pacific High School coach. “People are excited, to say the least. The kids are ready to play the game; they’re tired of bumping heads with one another.” No High Desert team has made the section finals since Apple Valley lost to Artesia in 2002. “She’s a smooth player and nice to have a around,” Brown said of De Totero. “She has a good sense of humor and she always wants to know the American way of doing things.” Colony was 9-12 at one point this season, but has won nine consecutive games. The Titans are led by junior 5-7 guard Amani Butler (14.9 ppg), senior 6-0 forward Camille Buckley (13 ppg., 10 rpg), and senior 5-6 guard Laquisha Robinson (11.9 ppg). Two more area teams looking for a section title are Miller and Norco, who meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Walter Pyramid in the D2AA title game. Something will have to give in this one as Norco (27-2) enters the game with a 25-game winning streak while Miller (29-2) has run off 19 consecutive victories. Norco defeated Diamond Ranch 69-68 to advance. The Cougars had earlier lost to the Panthers 64-53. One of the smallest players on the court, senior 5-3 guard Tyler Howard, is one of Norco’s best players. She averages 17.9 ppg. Another standout for the Cougars is 6-1 sophomore forward Cierra Windham (17 ppg., 11.4 rpg). Miller’s closest postseason game came Tuesday at Fontana, when it defeated Etiwanda by 13 points. Sisters Chloe and Lola Wells are formidable, averaging 16.2 and 10.0 ppg, respectively. Together, they account for more than eight steals per game. Junior guard Briana Hall is an unselfish team leader. She averages 12 points and 3.9 steals per game. Another Rebel to watch is Keisha Mackall (10.6 points, 3.8 apg). Still another streaking team is Ayala, which has won 18 consecutive games. The Bulldogs (29-3) meet Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon (23-6) at 8:15 at The Walter Pyramid in the D2A title game. Junior 5-11 forward Rebekah Gardner (23.2 ppg., 4.3 spg., 9.3 rpg) leads the Bulldogs. Other standouts are junior 5-11 forward Jasmin Holiday (14.4 ppg., 10.6 rpg., 3.1 spg) and freshman 5-6 point guard Ariel Marsh (11 ppg). Marsh has made 49 3-pointers. Temescal Canyon is the No.12 seed, but had an impressive one-point playoff win over Cajon on a buzzer beater by Brittnie Priest (14.4 ppg., 3.3 apg). Other Titans to watch are Samantha Gutierrez (10.3 ppg., 7.9 rpg) and Britnie Lloyd, who had 23 points in a quarterfinal victory against Vista Murrieta. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Silverado High School hopes to make history today by becoming the first High Desert team to win a girls section basketball championship. The Hawks (21-7) take on Colony (18-12) at 1 p.m. at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach in the CIF-Southern Section Division III-A title game. last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, August 1

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester City are sure they will appoint Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, 44, as their boss next summer on a £20m-a-year contract. The former Barcelona coach says he is “not convinced” about signing a new deal with his German club. (The Sun) Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has no plans to offload any of the club’s players as Manchester United look to sign their 28-year-old forward Pedro. (Daily Mirror) Chelsea have agreed a fee of £17.6m to sign 21-year-old Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman. (Bild Sport) Tottenham are stepping up their efforts to sign Borussia Dortmund’s 26-year-old defensive midfielder Sven Bender. (Daily Mirror) Spurs must pay £14m to sign Lyon and Cameroon forward Clinton N’Jie, 21. (The Sun) Aston Villa have approached West Bromwich Albion with a £1m offer for 32-year-old defender Joleon Lescott. (Daily Mail)  Gianfranco Zola, manager at Qatar side Al-Arabi, says he would “give a thought” to signing striker Mario Balotelli, 24, from Liverpool. (The Sun) Crystal Palace could scupper Leicester City’s move for former Inter Milan midfielder Alessandro Cannataro, 20. (Evening Standard) Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 34, is close to joining Aston Villa on a free transfer after leaving Monaco. (Daily Express) And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Manchester UnitedPedro latest: Barcelona forward to make Manchester United move after UEFA Super CupManchester United will be fine without David De Gea, insists Peter SchmeichelMan CityEdin Dzeko agrees terms with Roma but Manchester City holding out for £21m feeLiverpoolMario Balotelli latest: Lazio want Liverpool flop in loan dealArsenalArsenal and Tottenham blow! Striker target Aubameyang signs new Borussia Dortmund contractReports – Nacho Monreal to extend Arsenal stayOtherWest Ham plan talks over deal for Inter Milan defenderLeicester close to completing £5.6m deal for French midfielder likened to MakeleleExclusivesExclusive – Manchester United warning! ‘Playing weak Daley Blind as a central defender is football suicide’Exclusive – Mark Schwarzer calls for Chelsea fans to ‘show Cech some respect’ in Community Shield clashExclusive – ‘Award Champions League spot to FA Cup winners,’ says Piers MorganExclusive – ‘They’ve got enough money to put Greece back into the black, so spend it!’ – Arsenal fan Piers Morgan calls on Arsene Wenger to buy ‘game-changing superstar’Arsenal are ‘serious Premier League contenders’, former Gunners boss tells talkSPORTExclusive – West Brom captain Darren Fletcher: ‘It’ll take a lot more than £15million to sign Saido Berahino!’BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA‘The biggest waste of money Arsenal have ever spent!’ – Fans divided as Theo Walcott becomes Gunners’ highest earner 1last_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN APPEARS BY VIDEO-LINK ON RANGE OF CHARGES

first_imgA Letterkenny man who is in custody after more than a year on the run appeared in court today charge with a range of offences including theft, public order and assault.Jason Haughey. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Jason Haughey, of 5 Rosemount, appeared via video link at Letterkenny District Court wearing a Man Utd football shirt. Haughey, 25, who was detained by Gardai in Carndonagh last month, is currently in custody and will appear before Letterkenny Circuit Court in December.Solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher asked Judge Conall Gibbons to adjourn all matters to Thursday, September 3.The charges before the court were threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour, intoxication and obstruction at Oldtown Road, Letterkenny on March 13, 2012; failing to appear in court on March 26, 2012; two counts of assaults, unlawful possession of drugs and resisting a peace officer in the execution of his duty at Letterkenny Garda Station on February 4, 2013 and handling stolen property at 10 Cloncool Park, Buncrana on February 2, 2014.Granting the application Judge Gibbons adjourned the matter to September 4 when it will be decided which charges will be dealt by district and circuit court.LETTERKENNY MAN APPEARS BY VIDEO-LINK ON RANGE OF CHARGES was last modified: August 13th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:courtdonegalJason HaugheyJudge Conal Gibbonsletterkennylast_img read more

Meetings 10/24

first_img The Stargazer Oriental Restaurant & Bar will host a business networking mixer at 5 p.m. at 6501 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. Call (818) 704-6633. Temple City Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City. Call (626) 444-1482. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 781-1111. The Winnetka Chamber of Commerce meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Canoga Park Bowl, Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-6908. TUESDAY The YMCA’s Coed Service Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at various restaurants. For more information, call (818) 841-0387. California Entrepreneur Women meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Carrow’s Restaurant, 18355 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-4226. The Mayor’s Office of International Trade offers free International Trade Assistance the second Tuesday of each month at the Valley Economic Alliance, 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 379-7000. The Business Works Networking Group meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Carol’s Restaurant, Northridge. Call (805) 497-0092. The Greater San Fernando Valley Business and Professional Women meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call (818) 789-5414. The Kiwanis Club of Tarzana will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Paul’s Cafe, 18588 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-1020. Business Network International, Lunch Bunch Chapter, will meet at noon at Carousel Restaurant, 150 E. Angeleno St., Burbank. Call (818) 519-1717, Ext. 220. The Professional Business Network of the San Fernando Valley will meet at 7:15 a.m. at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 345-4924 or log on to www.leads4business.com. The Network Advantage of Santa Clarita will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9687. The Harbor chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe in Ventura. For more information, call (805) 647-3600. The Optimist Club in Action meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Big Jim’s Restaurant, 8950 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley. Call (818) 785-2877. The International Association of Administrative Professionals, Satellite Chapter, meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Boeing Canoga Park facility. Call (818) 586-0308. BizNet Online magazine will host a networking breakfast from 8 to 9:30 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9001 Tampa Blvd., Northridge. Call (818) 892-7883, Ext. 6, or visit the Web site at www.biznetonline.com. Burbank Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at the Carousel Restaurant Holiday Inn, 105 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Call Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294. The Business Referral Group of Tarzana will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 881-4900. The Computer Users Group meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Call Mariam Radcliffe at (818) 249-1629 or visit the Web site at www.tugnet.org. Empowerment Systems workshop: “Helping Achievers Succeed.” Call Steve Chichester at (661) 287-4753. Crescenta Valley Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Decadence Espresso Bar, 3820 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose. Call (800) 767-7337. LeTip of Calabasas will meet at 7 a.m. at Marmalade Cafe, 4783 Commons Way, Calabasas. Call Glenn Neely at (800) 617-5626, Ext. 210. LeTip of Santa Clarita will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call Dr. John at (661) 222-9021. Motivated Toastmasters will meet from 6:50 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 5525 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (310) 979-5777. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Senior Services Networking Cluster will meet at noon at Carrows Restaurant, Devonshire St., Chatsworth. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, 100 Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 781-1111. Open House Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Pinocchio’s restaurant, 3103 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Call Jackie Prince at (818) 845-4331 or e-mail jacqueline@prodigy.net. Power Partners of Santa Clarita will meet at 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 298-5330. Premier Business Xchange will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 832-1463. Rising Star Toastmasters meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Frank’s Restaurant, 6005 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. (818) 982-9999. The Thousand Oaks Leads Club will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 371-0188. The Warner Center Rotary Club will meet for breakfast from 8 to 9 at Dilbeck/James R. Gary, 21747 Erwin St., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 347-2210. The Zonta Club of Conejo Valley meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Call Sandra Cherry at (800) 266-2077. WEDNESDAY Business Network International of Northridge will have a breakfast meeting at 7 at Mimi’s Cafe, 19710 Nordhoff Place. Call Marty Laff at (818) 886-4670. The Leads Club of Calabasas will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Weiler’s Deli, 22323 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call (818) 915-2600. The Valley International Trade Association hosts a business networking breakfast seminar the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 at 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 379-7000. LeTip of Encino will meet at 7 a.m. at the Encino Glen Restaurant, 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 788-0011. LeTip West Valley will meet at 7 a.m. at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 705-4866. The San Fernando Valley Council of Beta Sigma Phi, International Woman’s Cultural, Social and Philanthropic Organizations meets at 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at 16916 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills. Call (818) 508-4705. Kiwanis International, the Burbank Noon Club, will meet at noon at the YMCA in Burbank. Call (818) 954-9294. The Rotary Club of Mid San Fernando Valley meets each Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at Coco’s Family Restaurant, 16835 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (661) 294-7030. The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 371-0122. The Conejo Valley Optimist Club meets each Wednesday at noon at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 375-6975. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 781-1111. The Rotary Club of Van Nuys will meet at noon at the 94th Aero Squadron, 16320 Raymer St., Van Nuys. Call (818) 700-1939. Executive Toastmasters Club 412 meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Acapulco, 385 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. The Pacemasters Toastmasters club will meet at 11:45 a.m. at St. Jude Medical, 15900 Valley View Court, Sylmar. Call (818) 493-3203 or log on to www.pacesetter.com/toastmasters.htm. LeTip of Conejo will meet at 7 a.m. at Eric’s Restaurant, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 498-0173. The Mid-Valley Chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at Bakers Square, 17921 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 667-8967. The Northridge Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge. Call (800) 767-7337. Business Network International, the Power Professionals Chapter, will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Paradise Cafe, 4224 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Call Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294. Burbank Toastmasters meets at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth St., Burbank. Call Michael Devine at (818) 242-4458. The Business Exchange Group will meet from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge. Call (818) 377-5851. The Conejo Valley Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call Julie Paris at (818) 707-3770. Crescenta Valley Business Network International will meet for breakfast at 7 a.m. at the La Caada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Caada Flintridge. Call (818) 954-9294. The Executives Association of the San Fernando Valley will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Warner Center Marriott. Call (818) 703-6161. Jewel City Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. in the Red Cross Building, 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call Linda Cota-Kumagai at (818) 771-7180. The Joseph P. Rinnert Toastmasters Club meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at India’s Tandoori Restaurant, 11819 Wilshire Blvd., No. 206, West Los Angeles. Call (213) 384-9727. The Mid-Valley Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast meeting is held at 7:15 a.m. the last Wednesday of every month except December at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. Call (818) 989-0300. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Special Events Networking Cluster will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the chamber office, 9401 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. Pacific Coast Business Networking of Simi Valley meets at 7 a.m. each Wednesday at Denny’s, 2460 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 306-6410. The National Association of Women Business Owners meets the second Wednesday of each month at Maria’s Italian Kitchen, 16608 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 901-7900. The San Fernando Valley (UCLA) Bruins Business Networking Group meets at 7:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Open to all UCLA alumni. Call Larry Davis at (818) 366-2470. The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills meets at noon every Wednesday at Woodland Hills County Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Visitors welcome. Call (818) 702-0083. The Toluca Lake Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Mo’s Restaurant, 4301 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Call Jon Molin at (818) 763-5162, Ext. 134. The Woodland Hills Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Weiler’s Deli, 22323 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call Gary Rich at (818) 906-7356. THURSDAY The Agoura, Oak Park, Conejo Valley Chambers of Commerce Networking Group will meet at noon at Maria’s, 29035 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Call (818) 889-3150. The Santa Clarita Valley’s Leads Club will meet at 7 a.m. at Coco’s at The Old Road and Pico Canyon. Call (661) 291-1824. The Leads Club of Tarzana will meet at 7 a.m. at Carrows Restaurant, Tarzana. Call (818) 783-5530. The Los Angeles ORT Technical Institute will offer employment preparation seminars at 2:30 p.m. at 15130 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (800) 998-2678. The Business Breakfast Network will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Greenhouse Cafe. For more information, call (805) 370-0035. Ike Krieger’s Success Roundtable, a sales- and marketing-related networking and coaching meeting, will meet at 4 p.m. at 7949 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. Call (818) 997-7575. The Business Networking Group will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Bagel Nosh, 23683 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Call (818) 706-9486. Adventurers Toastmasters meets from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at Jerry’s Deli, 16650 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Call Don Evans at (818) 346-5239. The West Valley Chapter of Financial Planning Association meets at 7:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Encino Glen, 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 344-0288. The Businesswomen Learning Golf & Networking meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Studio City Golf Course. Call (310) 990-0179. The Glendale Civic Center Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at “The Way to Happiness” Building, 201 E. Broadway, Glendale. Call (818) 352-4851. The Newbury Park Rotary Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 498-2357. The National Association of Women Business Owners meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Call (805) 445-7121. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Networking Cluster will meet at noon at Carrows Restaurant, 18505 Devonshire St., Northridge. LA Business Link will meet at 8:15 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe in Northridge. Call (818) 701-7789. The Valley Influence Professionals will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 22200 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call (818) 710-8820. The Business Network International, Encino Chapter, will meet at 7 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 954-9294. The Gold Coast Chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. For more information, call (805) 485-5331. Burnt Toastmasters meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana. Call (323) 653-0500, Ext. 102. The Valley Computer Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at 521 E. Olive St., Burbank. Call (818) 846-4012. Referrals Unlimited Networking Group will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 492-9923. Business Referral Network Inc., Northridge Chapter, will meet from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 19710 Nordhoff Place, Chatsworth. Call Larry Davis at (818) 366-2470. Conejo Business Boomers will meet for breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call Steve Freeman at (805) 495-4211. Cosmopolitan Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. at the International House of Pancakes Restaurant, 6429 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call Brett Yollis at (818) 705-6913. Distinguished Singles Toastmasters meets at 7:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Empowerment Systems Network. Call Steve Chichester at (661) 287-4753. Inside Track will meet for breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 at Coco’s, 21844 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call Sue Silver at (818) 591-3131. The Kiwanis Club of Northridge will meet at noon at the CSUN University Club, Dearborn Street and Zelzah Avenue, in Northridge. Call (818) 377-4566. The Kiwanis Club of Van Nuys will meet at noon at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. Call Robert Sentenac at (818) 988-2671. LeTip of Northridge will meet at 7 a.m. at the Porter Valley Ranch Country Club. Call Manny Solana at (877) 444-4503. The Lunch Bunch of the Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce holds business networking luncheons the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Marie Callender’s, 3635 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Call (818) 991-3101. Studio City Business Network International meets from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, Paradise Cafe, 4224 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Call Dr. Pohl at (323) 436-0303. Toastmasters International Salesmastery Club No. 6178 will meet from 6:45 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room, Sherman Oaks Galleria. For information, call (818) 908-9915. Westlake Agoura Thousand Oaks LeTip business networking group meets at 7:01 a.m. every Thursday at The Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, #I, Westlake Village. Call Mark A. Lester at (805) 341-7668 for reservation. Warner Center Toastmasters meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills. Call Carolyn at (818) 996-7483. FRIDAY !hair The Sunrise Rotary Club of Westlake Village meets at 7:30 a.m. each Friday at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 494-9033. The Sherman Oaks LeTip chapter meets at 7 a.m. each Friday at Marie Callender’s, 14743 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 906-0080. The Kiwanis Club of Glendale will meet at noon at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 248-7796. The Valley Success Builders Networking Group will meet at 7 a.m. at Food Sensations, 19535 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 407-9200. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Home Improvement Breakfast Networking Cluster will meet at 7 at Marie Callender’s, 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge. North Valley Business International meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Abe’s Deli, 19626 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Call Mark Smith at (818) 709-2019. WINGS, a business networking group, meets at 7:15 a.m. every other Friday at Weiler’s Deli, 22325 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call Paula Jurgenson at (818) 341-5401. SATURDAY Glendale Loquations Toastmasters meets at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Caada Flintridge. Call (323) 550-1997. _ Compiled by Kim Armendariz Note: Some events may require reservations or fees. The Daily News welcomes items for Business Agenda. All items should be received at least two weeks before event. Send to Business Agenda, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Valley Economic Development Center will offer a workshop titled SBA Community Express Loan Program at 10 a.m. Call (323) 734-2234 for more information. WEDNESDAY The Valley Economic Development Center will offer a workshop titled Introduction to State and Federal Payroll Taxes at 9:30 a.m. Call (323) 734-2234 for more information. CONTINUING EVENTS TODAY MEETINGS WEDNESDAY The National Human Resources Association will host a breakfast meeting at 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oak. Call (805) 446-1860. SEMINARS TUESDAY last_img read more

SEAMUS COLEMAN NAMED IN IRELAND SQUAD FOR SCOTLAND CLASH

first_imgSeamus ColemanSEAMUS COLEMAN will be in the Ireland team which takes on Scotland at Celtic Park in  Glasgow on Friday evening.Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy are also expected to be fit for the clash.Coleman shook off recent injury worries to help Everton to a point against Stoke at the weekend. When Eto’o slipped a neat pass to Coleman in the area, Wickham sent the Everton right-back crashing to earth. Baines converted the penalty and the spoils were shared.Martin O’Neill is including the uncapped duo of Derby defender Cyrus Christie and Ipswich forward David McGoldrick in his final 27-man squad.REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (Squad for Euro 2016 qualifier v Scotland, Glasgow, Friday, 7.45pm and friendly international v USA, Tuesday November 18th, Aviva Stadium)Goalkeepers: David Forde (Millwall), Shay Given (Aston Villa), Rob Elliot (Newcastle Utd), Darren Randolph (Birmingham). Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby County), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby County), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Reading), Stephen Ward (Burnley).Midfielders: Robbie Brady (Hull City), Darron Gibson (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby County), James McCarthy (Everton), Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (Wigan), David Meyler (Hull City), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), Stephen Quinn (Hull City).Forwards: Kevin Doyle (Crystal Palace), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Jon Walters (Stoke City).SEAMUS COLEMAN NAMED IN IRELAND SQUAD FOR SCOTLAND CLASH was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:evertonIrelandseamus colemanlast_img read more

Motlanthe visits Eastern Cape schools

first_img12 January 2012 Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe paid a visit to schools in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday. Motlanthe, who was accompanied by Deputy Basic Education Minister Enver Surty and Eastern Cape government officials, visited Endulini Junior Secondary School and Lutshaya High School. Motlanthe and Surty used the time to interact with pupils from Grade R to 9 as well as school management and the school governing body as part of an intervention to respond to pupils’ challenges at the schools. Eastern Cape education has been placed under the microscope by the national department and President Jacob Zuma as they attempt to reform the provincial department’s finances, planning and human resource management.Race to fill vacant teaching posts The Eastern Cape Education Department is scrambling to fill vacant teaching posts in some of the province’s most understaffed schools. Department spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani said on Wednesday that officials were busy issuing letters of employment to over 500 temporary teachers in 10 of the province’s districts. “These teachers are qualified and registered with the South African Council of Educators,” Pulumani said. “This is an interim measure to ensure that all schools have teachers while the process of finalising permanent post provisioning continues.” He said the post provisioning process would entail moving teachers from overstaffed schools to schools where their services were urgently required. He added that once the process was finalised, the department would have a reliable profile of teacher needs in the province, enabling the department to issue a valid recruitment bulletin that would result in permanent employment into vacancies. “That will assist us to ensure that the majority of teaching posts are permanent and that all teachers’ services are optimally utilised. This is crucial for finally ensuring lasting stability in education in the Eastern Cape,” said Pulumani. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

UWC takes the lead in physics research

first_imgA team of students from the University of Western Cape (UWC), led by Professor Nico Orce, is the first African research team to lead an experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).The day when the shosholoza was sung inside the heart of CERN! (Image: Nico Orce)Sulaiman PhilipBetter known as the home of the Large Hadron Collider, CERN is one of the most prestigious science research facilities in the world. It attracts the crème de la crème of international researchers, and now a team from UWC has joined their ranks.Led by the university’s Professor Nico Orce, the team of postgraduate students fired a selenium beam into a platinum target. The idea was to smash two nuclei into each other in the hope of causing an excitation in the selenium isotope.Selenium 70 lives for about 42 minutes and is produced during x-ray bursts, most commonly found in the stellar explosions of neutron stars. The new research facility at CERN, the Isotope Separator On-Line facility (ISOLDE), has an unstable selenium beam that is necessary for the experiments the UWC team is undertaking.UWC PhD student Kenzo Abrahams at CERN setting up the experiment. (Image: Nico Orce)South Africa joined the Isolde Collaboration — an agreement between nations and CERN to conduct experiments in the fields of nuclear and atomic physics, solid-state physics, materials science and life sciences — in 2017. This allows the country to benefit from ISOLDE’s beams of unstable exotic particles, such as selenium 70 and germanium 66.Orce explains: “So far, we can only accelerate stable beams at iThemba LABS, so we needed to go to CERN to complete these experiments. Soon enough we may be doing these kinds of measurements for the first time at iThemba LABS, here in South Africa. That will be great.”At the South African facility, in Somerset West, scientists in the physical, medical and biologial sciences undertake research for advanced education, the treatment of cancers and the production of unique radioisotopes.The goal of the UWC experiment was to discover how unstable exotic elements were created. “Above iron ore we do not know how elements are produced. Question marks still remain over how these elements are created,” says the professor.The team’s experiments did not produce the results for which they had hoped; however, instead of selenium 70, they were able to measure the creation of a different exotic particle, germanium 66. “We can still say we were successful. It’s the first time that germanium 66 was produced on Earth. We were able to study the decay of germanium 66 until we find a stable isotope.”Science, Orce says, “is like fighting Mike Tyson. You jab and jab until you can land a clean shot.”The small peak on the right is the first excitation in 66Ge. Evidence of the UWC teams success. (Image: Nico Orce)The benefits to UWC and the countryTo encourage his students to reach for the stars, Orce, a Spaniard, uses the experience of the Spanish team that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The team that arrived in the country were underdogs. “We made history because we believed in ourselves. Afterwards the team were feared, respected.”The physics postgraduate programme at UWC consists of 50 previously disadvantaged students. It attracts, Orce says, not necessarily the best students but they all dream of lifting themselves up. To encourage their dreams he insisted that the best of his students were part of his research team.“I wanted them to know that dreams come true if you work hard. I believe that having them work with the best scientists will show them the world beyond their own circumstances. It was life changing. Some of these students will be professors one day.”In an interview with the CERN newsletter, Master’s student Senamile Masango said: “I am a role model now. You will hardly find any women doing physics in South Africa, and you will hardly find any black physicists. Nico treats us all equally and he’s making us hungry to break every barrier. We’re making history.”As the lead research team, the UWC students and their professor were responsible for setting parameters and monitoring controls. Team member Sifiso Ntshangase was team leader, which gives him the opportunity to suggest further experiments that can be conducted at CERN. “There is a responsibility that goes along with being the first African team, of being from UWC. We will keep proposing new experiments; we want to go back.”Going back is not simply a matter of proposing innovative experiments, however. To run the facilities at CERN is expensive. Orce explains: “To get beam time is not easy, or cheap. It costs €100,000 (R1.5-million) per day. We have to thank the Department of Science and Technology for helping to make our trip possible.”It was important that the team from UWC led the research, he adds. Now that the experiment is completed, teams from UWC and their research partners at the University of York in the UK will analyse the data before publishing results in scientific journals. “We will be lead authors. This will impact on the quality of visiting professors we can attract. Already we have leading nuclear physicists interested in doing a sabbatical at the university.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Layar Adds Foursquare, Beatlemania and Civic Projects to its AR Offerings

first_img4. Advertising and Inventory: In addition to obvious product finding and advertising-based layars, Masternaut created a layar that allows users to track vehicles and assets across cities. Meanwhile developer Bastian Voight created a real time ship tracker for Vesseltracker with a layar that displays the position of moored ships in the world’s largest ports. 5. Specialized Reference: Developer Pablo Garcia created the Elipse Golf layar where users can find the exact location of a golf hole and tee up for success. Smallroomstudios.net developer Patrick O’Reilly focused on transportation with both a Dublin bus location layar and a layar for Dublin’s public bicycle program. Other layars also exist to locate hospitals, apartments for rent and wireless hotspots. dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts Augmented reality browser Layar recently launched it’s v3 publishing site chock full of developer tools. The launch signifies more than 1000 active developers being given the chance to showcase their 3rd party applications. By exposing this immersive platform to outsiders, the company is solidifying its title as a pioneer in the “future of augmented reality”. In a recent blog post Layar outlined 5 cases to demonstrate the power of the platform. In addition to some of the company’s earlier 3rd party releases, below are some of our favorite layars. 1. Civic Projects and Politics: A Netherlands-based Provast created a layar where users can see the final plans for the currently unfinished construction of the Markthal Rotterdam. Meanwhile developer Andree Toonk worked with NetKnowledge.ca on a slightly more political project. His layar gives information on all of the projects that receive funding from the Canadian government as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 2. History and Landmarks: Those visiting Liverpool and London can walk down music’s memory lane with a visual tour of Beatles-related points of interest. Layar developer Augmentreality.co.uk created a layar where users can follow the exploits of the Fab Four. Meanwhile a number of developers have looked to historical landmarks as inspirations for their work. Similar to Junaio’s editable AR app, BuildAR lets you create your own points of interest and customize your layars to suit your needs. 3. Social: Dutch Squio.nl engineer Johannes la Poutré has a number of social applications for Layar. Similar to TwittARound, Tweeps Around queries Twitter for posts and marks the exact location that the post is given on an augmented reality layar. In his Foursquare application Poutré gives users access to the latest Foursquare venues and tips. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How to Take Your Company Mobile Today

first_imgTags:#biz#How To#tips Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As mobile phone penetration continues to surge, the years-old hype about the mobile Web being the next big thing is no doubt coming true. But despite all of the industry gurus, conference keynotes and trade magazine articles imploring you to get your business ready for the mobile space, it’s not always easy to know where to begin. Sure, you could hire a team of top-notch mobile developers, but not every business owner has that luxury, especially with the economy still in limbo. Here are a few tools to get started:Make Your Website Mobile FriendlyYour company’s website may be getting you noticed on the desktop, but what happens when people try to access it from their phones? Probably a lot of pinching, scrolling and squinting. There are a few ways to get your existing site ready for mobile display with minimal coding and development required. One such tool is a hosted solution called Mofuse, which offers an intuitive drag-and-drop interface from which to manage mobile content, design and ads. Plug in an RSS feed URL to pull content in from your company blog (or any source), or simply publish static pages with the most pertinent info. When it’s ready, Mofuse provides several flavors of code snippets for redirecting mobile users from your full-size desktop site to the more mobile-friendly version. Another option is Mobify, a freemium service that takes your existing website and strips it down to only the essentials you want your mobile users to see. The result is a clean, highly usable design that displays for the users who visit your site from their phones. Although they have different pricing plans and feature sets, both Mofuse and Mobify come with custom domains, analytics, ad server integration and e-commerce options.Get Started With QR Codes Although not yet as common in the U.S. as they are in Japan, QR (quick response) codes are popping up more and more in commercial and marketing contexts. These square barcode-esque patterns can be printed on any page or real-world surface to enable users with a QR-equipped mobile phone to scan it and then be be redirected to any URL. These could be used in print advertisements to send users to your mobile site for more information or for special promotional offers. While the jury is still out on if and when QR codes will see widespread adoption in the West, it’s easy to get started using one of the many QR code generators that are out there, including Kaywa QR Code, Delivr and QR Stuff to name a few. Keep it SocialThis may seem like a no-brainer and the last thing the world needs is somebody else espousing the magic of the social Web, but we would be remiss to discuss going mobile without touching on the most obvious and simple way of getting your brand onto people’s phones. Let’s face it: people access sites like Facebook and Twitter from their phones all day long. If your company has a social media strategy, then it already has the beginnings of a mobile strategy. Phone photo by Thiago Felipe Festa. QR photo by cocreatr.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… john paul titlowlast_img read more