Murray to quit if baby comes early

first_imgAndy Murray will leave the Australian Open early if his wife goes into labour prematurely.Kim Sears isn’t expecting until mid-February, but Murray told the Daily Mail newspaper that he’s prepared to withdraw from the first major of the year if she goes into labour early.”I’d go home. For sure, yes,” Murray said in yesterday’s edition. “I want to make sure at the beginning I am there as much as I can be to try and help out, just be there for whatever is really required of me.”The Australian Open, where Murray has reached the final four times but never won, runs from January 18-31.Regardless of his result, Murray said he’s taking off all of February and won’t play again until the first round of the Davis Cup in early March at home against Japan. Britain will be defending the trophy that Murray led them to last month.The second-ranked Murray said he is looking forward to becoming a father.”I am excited about that,” he said. “People have asked me, ‘Do you think it will be a distraction?’ It might be a distraction, but it’s a good distraction.”It’s actually not good to all the time be just concentrating on tennis and your training all of the time. It is important … when you finish on the practice court, be able to just go away and be with your friends and your family.”Murray also reunited with coach Amelie Mauresmo and her first child Aaron in Dubai this week. Mauresmo gave birth in August and Murray hadn’t seen her since Wimbledon in July.”I really enjoy working with her,” he said. “The last six months not seeing her, it’s just nice to have her back as part of the team, and get that continuity going again.”last_img read more

BREAKING: Tullow makes oil discovery offshore Guyana

first_imgTullow Oil, on Thursday, announced its Carapa-1 exploration well has made a discovery of approximately 4 metres of oil offshore Guyana.See below full statement issued by Tullow:Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announces that the Carapa-1 exploration well, drilled on the Kanuku licence offshore Guyana, has encountered approximately four metres of net oil pay based on preliminary interpretation, and has extended the prolific Cretaceous oil play into the Group’s Guyana acreage.Preliminary results of drilling, wireline logging, pressure testing and sampling of reservoir fluid indicate the discovery of oil in Upper Cretaceous age sandstone reservoirs. Rig site testing has indicated that the oil is 27 degrees API with a sulphur content of less than 1%. A detailed laboratory analysis of the oil quality will follow in due course.The Carapa oil discovery suggests the extension of the Cretaceous oil play from the Stabroek licence southwards into the Kanuku licence. While net pay is lower than pre-drill forecasts, the 27 degree API oil supports the significant potential of the Cretaceous play on both the Kanuku and adjacent Orinduik licences.The Valaris EXL II jack-up rig drilled the Carapa-1 well to a Total Depth of 3,290 metres in 68 metres of water and the well will now be plugged and abandoned. Repsol Exploración Guyana, S.A. is the operator of the Kanuku block with a 37.5% stake. Tullow Guyana B.V. also holds a 37.5% stake with Total E&P Guyana B.V. holding the remaining 25%.Mark MacFarlane, Chief Operating Officer, commented today:“The Carapa-1 result is an important exploration outcome with positive implications for both the Kanuku and Orinduik blocks. While net pay and reservoir development at this location are below our pre-drill estimates, we are encouraged to find good quality oil which proves the extension of the prolific Cretaceous play into our acreage. We will now integrate the results of the three exploration wells drilled in these adjacent licences into our Guyana and Suriname geological and geophysical models before deciding the future work programme.”last_img read more

Bizarre own goal steals show as Inter beat Chelsea

first_imgInter goalkeeper Daniele Padelli, who had no chance and held out his hands in astonishment, shrugged off the embarrassing mishap, saying afterwards it was merely “unlucky”.Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was sympathetic: “It can happen, can happen — this is football.”But the French midfielder Kondogbia was soon trending on Twitter with many calling his unintentional long-distance lob the best own goal of all time.It overshadowed what had otherwise been an impressive performance by Inter, and in particular Manchester United target Perisic.The Croatian winger played a central role and scored the Serie A side’s second goal in the 53rd minute, latching on to a pass from Jovetic before applying a smart finish.In contrast, Chelsea’s big-money signing Alvaro Morata was quiet on his first start since moving from Real Madrid last week and made little impact before being substituted in the 64th minute.Conte said that Morata, captured in a deal reported to be worth up to 80 million euros ($94 million), was “working well” but conceded he needed to do better.“Today he tried to do his best, for sure, but he has to improve,” said Conte.Inter dominated the early stages. In the first few minutes a defence-splitting Milan Skriniar pass found Antonio Candreva — reportedly a Chelsea transfer target — who forced Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois into a fingertip save.With the game going a bit flat, the English champions grew into their own. Willian had Chelsea’s first real chance with a deflected effort in the 27th minute, before David Luiz fizzed a freekick over.Inter found the breakthrough in the third minute of first-half stoppage time when Jovetic was awarded a penalty after being fouled in the box. His first effort was saved but the striker slotted home the rebound.After Perisic’s second, Inter nearly made it 3-0 as he squared to substitute Joao Mario, only for the midfielder to shoot straight at Courtois.Kondogbia’s unfortunate intervention set up a nervy finish but Chelsea were unable to force the leveller.It was a second defeat on the spin after losing 3-2 to Bayern Munich in Singapore.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Inter Milan celebrate a goal against Chelsea during a pre-season match in Singapore on July 29, 2017 © AFP / Roslan RAHMANSINGAPORE, Singapore, Jul 29 – Inter Milan’s Geoffrey Kondogbia entered the annals of sporting infamy with a remarkable own goal but the Italian side held on to win 2-1 and condemn Chelsea to a successive pre-season defeat on Saturday in Singapore.Inter led by two goals from the impressive Ivan Perisic and Stevan Jovetic, before what was supposed to be a routine backpass from substitute Kondogbia looped over his own goalkeeper and nestled into the top corner from fully 40 yards, stunning the crowd of over 32,000.last_img read more

Conte warns Chelsea to avoid ref rage in Arsenal clash

first_imgVictor Moses was dismissed in the 2-1 FA Cup final defeat last season after the Chelsea wing-back earned a second booking for diving.Blues winger Pedro saw red in the Community Shield in August after a lunge on Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and Chelsea were eventually beaten on penalties after a 1-1 draw.Conte disagreed with both decisions but he knows the red cards had a significant influence on Chelsea’s defeats against their London rivals.Keen to avoid another damaging dismissal at Stamford Bridge this weekend, the Chelsea boss told his players to focus on keeping their emotions in check, while also placing the spotlight on referee Michael Oliver.“I hope to finish the game with 11 players — in the last two games, the FA Cup final and the Community Shield, we finished with 10 men — then during the game the best team will win,” Conte told reporters on Friday.“For sure when you start the game, you try to keep always the right discipline. But in both situations you have to see very well if there was a red card or not.”Chelsea go into the derby showdown in good spirits after three successive league wins and a 6-0 Champions League demolition of Qarabag in midweek.Arsenal have endured a more turbulent start to the season, with defeats at Stoke and Liverpool piling pressure on Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.Victories over Bournemouth and Cologne have done little to silence the fans, who claim Wenger is no longer the man for the job after 13 years without a league title.Conte sees it differently and expects Arsenal to mount a title challenge after the disappointment of last season’s fifth-place finish.– Pay attention –Arsenal’s defender Sead Kolasinac (C) scores during the English FA Community Shield football match against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 6, 2017“I think Arsenal is one of the six top teams in England. They have a really good squad to fight for the title in England for sure,” Conte said.“For this reason it is a massive game for us. When we play Arsenal it is always a massive game, the same as when we play City, United and Liverpool.”Arsenal played their Europa League tie on Thursday, giving Chelsea a potential advantage as they have been able to rest since their fixture on Tuesday.But Conte said: “I watched the game. Wenger rotated a lot of players, a lot of players are rested for the game against us. I don’t think it’s an advantage.”Conte will be without Danny Drinkwater after the England midfielder, a deadline-day signing from Leicester City, was ruled out for several weeks with a calf muscle injury.“It is very difficult to see him (returning) before the international break. He needs time to recover,” Conte said.“It’s a pity because he was starting to work and adapt himself to our idea of football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Antonio Conte (right) and Arsenal boss Arsene WengerLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 15 – Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea stars to keep their cool as they bid to avoid more red card misery against Arsenal.Conte’s side have lost their past two meetings with Arsenal in the FA Cup final and the Community Shield after having a player sent off in each encounter.last_img read more

Arsenal face battle to keep young star as European giants line up moves

first_imgBarcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City are all ready to test Arsenal’s resolve to keep hold of Hector Bellerin this summer.The defender has been in fine form this season and has cemented his position as Arsene Wenger’s first-choice right-back.Bellerin came through the ranks at Barcelona and has long been linked with a return to the Nou Camp.But, according to El Confidencial, Bayern Munich and Manchester City are also keen to try snap up the 21-year-old this summer.The pair, along with Barcelona, believe Arsenal could be tempted into selling the Spaniard if they received a mega offer.Bellerin, however, signed a new long-term contract last summer and is settled in north London. Hector Bellerin [right] in action for Arsenal 1last_img

LJUNGBERG DELIGHT AS HE GETS THE FAMOUS NO7 HOOPS JERSEY

first_imgFREDDIE LJUNGBERG held up the prestigious No.7 shirt at Celtic’s Lennoxtown Training Centre this morning and revealed his delight at signing for one of the biggest clubs in the world.Following in the footsteps of Jimmy Johnstone and his former Sweden team-mate Henrik Larsson, Ljungberg has big boots to fill, but the ex-Arsenal midfielder is looking forward to the challenge.The 33-year-old joins Celtic until the end of the season and could face a baptism of fire as he goes into the squad to face Rangers on Sunday. And speaking exclusively to Channel 67, he admitted it is that passion which comes with the Hoops which first attracted him to the club.“I knew a lot about Celtic before I came here,” Ljungberg said, “It’s a big club and there is a great passion for football here.“Maybe some people may wonder why I left America but what I missed the most was the passion of the sport. And looking anywhere to get that passion, it’s here with the amazing fans, so this is great and I’m really looking forward to it.“When you play for a long time you look for different things. This is a great club, with great players and great management staff. I like the way Johan and Neil spoke to me, and how persistent they were. And like I said, I want to feel the passion again. “I’ve got the No.7 shirt, but at Arsenal I also got Ian Wright’s old number and he was a legend there. I tried to carry that as best I could and I will do the same here.“It’s a great honour that the club want me to wear that shirt and I will wear it with pride and hopefully do it justice.”Ljungberg will go into the squad to face Rangers on Sunday but his fitness may hold him back from making his debut.The midfielder has only trained twice since October but is confident his stature makes it easy to catch up for lost time.“I’m lucky that my body is quite tiny so I’m easily trained and I don’t get that unfit,” he said. “I can train a bit harder now I am here but I am already in good shape so we will see how I am feeling ahead of Sunday. “I had a problem with my hip at Arsenal and no one knew what it was so it made my hamstring go. I suffered from that for two years but I saw the doctor when I was in America and he found my hip had been broken for a while.“Now that’s fixed I haven’t had any problems and I feel like I can run past people and move like I used to in the old days. I feel very, very fit.“Hopefully I have qualities which I can bring to this team. I have been playing well for the last couple of years so I want to bring that here and help the team at every level.”Meanwhile, manager Neil Lennon couldn’t hide his delight at securing Ljungberg’s signature until the end of the season. “We worked pretty hard on this deal and we’ve spoke at length with the management staff about it,” he said. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have him here, he is a player of vast experience and he has been a quality player for a long, long time.“He is the type of player we’ve been looking to bring into the squad and he’s been willing to look around the place. We were very happy with his performances and the qualities we thought he could bring to the club.“He ticks all our boxes and I can’t emphasise enough how pleased we are to have him here. He’s only 33 so there is still plenty of football in him and we hope he comes here and enjoys it.”Celtic go into the New Year a point ahead of Rangers, though the Ibrox side have two games in hand.The Hoops beat Motherwell 1-0 on Wednesday thanks to another brilliant strike from Paddy McCourt. (Watch highlights here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgD5whE6K-g).But only a win at Ibrox on Sunday will settle the increasingly restless Celtic support.LJUNGBERG DELIGHT AS HE GETS THE FAMOUS NO7 HOOPS JERSEY was last modified: December 31st, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Protect cards against theft

first_imgCindy, the friendly and efficient supermarket cashier, came running from the cash register next to the checkout line I was using this time. “Don’t do that,” she said excitedly, pointing to the credit card I was holding up to pay for my groceries. When the cashier who had totaled my order asked to see the card to verify my signature, I should have been more discreet. Somebody else, Cindy warned me, could sneak up behind me and make out my name and card number. Somebody with a cell phone could take a picture of the card and steal my identity. Far-fetched? Not at all. Stories like this are becoming commonplace in the disquieting world of identity theft, an insidious crime that victimized an estimated 10 million Americans last year. Among the people in the survey, the average amount of fraudulent charges was $3,968. While most victims eventually were not held responsible, 16 percent reported having to pay for some or all of the thief’s purchases. Most victims discovered the identity theft themselves by noticing unusual charges on their credit cards or discovering funds were missing from their accounts. Regarding credit cards in particular, here are some tips from consumer experts to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft: Whenever you give your card to a merchant, verify the card you get back is yours. Never give out your credit card number over the phone, unless you initiate a transaction (when making a hotel reservation, for instance). If you pay your credit card bill by mail, take the envelope with your check to the post office or drop it directly into a United States Postal Service mailbox. Don’t leave it in the mailbox outside your home with the flag up, an open invitation for thieves to steal it. Although many of us worry about security breaches online, most identity thieves steal your information the old-fashioned way, including rifling through your mail or even your garbage (that’s why you should shred rather than simply throw away old credit cards and financial statements). You are safer paying bills at a secure Internet site using encryption software than by mailing a check, which contains your bank account and routing numbers and can be stolen, said Mari Frank, an attorney and privacy consultant in Laguna Niguel, and author of “Safeguard Your Identity: Protect Yourself With A Personal Privacy Audit.” And you are safer still paying by phone using a land line, she said. Under federal law, you are liable for only $50 of fraudulent credit card charges if you notify the card issuer no later than 60 days after the first statement containing the unauthorized charge is sent. All major issuers would waive even the $50 and many give you more time to report a fraud, but they don’t have to. “That’s why you have to look at your statements carefully, and immediately check out anything that doesn’t look right,” Frank said. (The same protection does not always apply to debit cards, in which a fraudulent charge could empty your bank account before you notice it.) For additional information and tips on protecting yourself against identity theft, check out Frank’s book, the Web site of the not-for-profit Identity Theft Resource Center in San Diego, www.idtheftcenter.org, and the Web site of YourCreditCard companies, a partnership of major card issuers at www.yourcreditcardcompanies.com/forconsumers/fraud.asp. Humberto Cruz offers personal finance advice each Thursday and answers readers’ questions each Saturday. Write him at AskHumberto@aol.com. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Listen to a reader who picked up an order of pizza and paid with a Visa debit card linked to his checking account. The restaurant employee took the card, swiped and laid it on the counter. While waiting for the transaction to be approved, the employee made a call on his cell phone. “I noticed the phone because it is the same model I have,” the reader said. “Then I heard a click that sounded the way my phone sounds when I take a picture. Seconds later, I heard a chime that tells you a picture has been saved. “Now I’m standing there struggling with the fact this guy just took a picture of my credit card although the reader could not prove it. Needless to say, I canceled that card the minute I walked out of the pizza place.” The lesson? “Notice who is standing near you and what they are doing when you use your card,” the reader said. “I’ve already been a victim of credit card fraud and, believe me, it’s no fun.” It isn’t. A recent survey of 1,097 identity-theft victims by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. found they spent an average of 81 hours trying to resolve their case. And 28 percent still hadn’t succeeded, after an average of more than a year trying. last_img read more

Agenda 11/7

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEETINGS THURSDAY The San Fernando Valley Dinner chapter of Women’s Referral Service will meet at 5:30 p.m. at 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. Call (818) 995-6646. SEMINARS TUESDAY The Small Business Development Center will offer a worshop titled “SBA Community Express Loan Program” at 10 a.m. For more information, call (323) 734-2234. The College of Extended Learning at California State University, Northridge will offer a course titled “Detailed Scheduling and Planning” at 6:30 p.m. at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Call (818) 677-3911. WEDNESDAY The Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer a workshop titled “Promoting and Protecting Your Invention” at 9:30 a.m. at 330 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 552-3206. THURSDAY The Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer a workshop titled “Starting Your Own Business” at 9 a.m. at 350 South Bixel St., Los Angeles. Call (818) 552-3206. SATURDAY The Service Corps of Retired Executives will offer a workshop titled “Getting Your Business Online” at 9 a.m. at 431 West 7th st., Los Angeles. Call (818) 552-3206. CONTINUING EVENTS TODAY 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. The Sherman Oaks Leads Club meets at 7:30 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 14743 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 985-9134 California Entrepreneur Women meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Carrows, 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 Tuesdays 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, 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 Ca!tildelown!ada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Ca!tildelown!ada 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, 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, 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 IHOP, 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 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 Ca!tildelown!ada 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.last_img read more

Walkers urged to keep lookout for missing man

first_imgA Donegal county councillor has appealed to beach-walkers to assist to assist for a missing man.The man went missing in Sligo on December 29th last.Now councillor Niamh McGilloway Kennedy has asked people out walking beaches at the weekend to help keep remain vigilant. She posted on Facebook “Ok all you good people who walk our beaches, from MalinBeag, Glencolmcille to Teelin Bay, Kilcar, Muckross to Fintra Bay and all surrounding, Murvagh, Rossnowlagh, Donegal bay please be extra vigilant as there has been a search for a missing male since December 29th from the Sligo area.“Any groups who would help with a localised search could be really helpful. Sunday around 3pm is a good time. The Bundoran RNLI are helping in the search. All help greatly appreciated.”Walkers urged to keep lookout for missing man was last modified: January 19th, 2018 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:donegalmissingsligolast_img read more

In Pictures: LoveBoth campaigners bring tour to Letterkenny

first_imgPro-life campaigners with the LoveBoth project staged a demonstration on Letterkenny Main Street on Monday, 19th February in a bid to save the Eighth amendment. Young and old gathered to hold up a paper chain and displays as part of the national #LivesSaved tour ahead of the abortion referendum this May. Former UCD student union president Katie Ascough led the demonstration at Market Square.The paper chain is said to represent the 5,000 children born in Ireland each year due to the Eighth Amendment, an estimate based on analysis of abortion rates in other European countries. The group claims that 2,800 babies have been born in Donegal due to the criminalisation of abortion in Ireland.A Cabinet meeting is taking place today (Tuesday) to discuss the draft referendum bill in the upcoming vote to repeal the 8th. A final decision on the wording of the referendum is due to be made in two weeks’ time.Amy Harkin McNulty, and Katie Ascough at the Save the 8th Campaign Event in Letterkenny on Monday evening. Photo- Clive WassonKatie Ascough at the Save the 8th Campaign Event in Letterkenny on Monday evening. Photo- Clive WassonManus Monaghan and Katie Ascough at the Save the 8th Campaign Event in Letterkenny on Monday evening. Photo- Clive WassonJack Gallagher, Margaret McGeehan and Katie Ascough at the Save the 8th Campaign Event in Letterkenny on Monday evening. Photo- Clive WassonMaria O’Doherty, James O’Doherty, Danielle Lynch, Fionnuala McGeehan, Fraoch McGeehan Maria Lynch, Katie Ascough, Codie Gallagaher Adam Lynch, Kellie McGeehan and Ryan Lynch at the Save the 8th Campaign Event in Letterkenny on Monday evening. Photo- Clive WassonKatie Ascough and Laurence McCormick at the LoveBoth Event in Letterkenny on Monday evening, hightlighting 2,800 lives saved in Donegal as result of 8th Amendment. Photo- Clive WassonManus Monaghan and Katie Ascough at the Save the 8th Campaign Event in Letterkenny on Monday evening. Photo- Clive WassonJack Gallagher, Margaret McGeehan, Katie Ascough and Donacadh Molloy at the Save the 8th Campaign Event in Letterkenny on Monday evening. Photo- Clive WassonAmy Harkin McNulty, and Katie Ascough at the Save the 8th Campaign Event in Letterkenny on Monday evening. Photo- Clive Wasson   In Pictures: LoveBoth campaigners bring tour to Letterkenny was last modified: February 20th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Eighth Amendmentlovebothpro-lifetourlast_img read more