NBA: Laker great Magic Johnson would love to mentor D’Angelo Russell

first_img15 Taal towns now under total lockdown 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Blessed with excellent court vision and high basketball IQ, Russell has shown signs of brilliance and early glimpses of superstardom.In his second year, however, the former Ohio Buckeye’s leadership and maturity levels have been questioned at times.Russell has also been slowed down by a recent knee injury, but has shown progression in the past two games, marked by impressive outings against the Denver Nuggets and the Washington Wizards. He tallied 22 points and 10 rebounds, and 17 points and 11 assists, for these games, respectively.Although taking a cue from Magic may not necessarily guarantee Russell’s improvement, the youngster could certainly learn a thing or two from the five-time NBA champion, considering they play the same position. Khristian IbarrolaADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Graduating De Guzman vows to win NCAA title in for CSB Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Earvin “Magic” Johnson would love to work with current Lakers’ starting point guard, D’Angelo Russell. AP/Danny MoloshokNBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson was appointed as an advisor for his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, on Thursday (Friday in Manila), and it seems like he also wants to take a mentorship role to one of the team’s brightest young studs.The 57-year-old NBA Hall of Famer, who’s undoubtedly the best point guard to ever don the purple and gold, has expressed his desire to take sophomore point guard D’Angelo Russell under his wing.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In a recent interview with Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet, Johnson said he has high hopes for the 20-year-old floor general and was hoping to have a more hands-on approach towards his development.Magic said he’d even help out in Laker practice if Luke Walton wanted it, mentioning D’Angelo Russell as a player he’d like to mentor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) February 3, 2017last_img read more

England blank US 3-0 in Rooney’s farewell match

first_imgLONDON (AP): Christian Pulisic played just his second match with the U.S. national team in 13 months, and the Americans failed to muster much of an attack in a 3-0 loss to England yesterday that marked Wayne Rooney’s farewell with the Three Lions. Jesse Lingard and Trent Alexander-Arnold scored in a 104-second span midway through the first half, just after Pulisic was denied by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, and Callum Wilson beat American goalkeeper Brad Guzan in the 77th minute. “We were a little timid and we allowed a little bit too much space. Their spacing, their movement was very challenging for our group,” U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan said. Rooney, who joined Major League Soccer’s D.C. United in July, entered in the 58th minute in his 120th international appearance, the most among England outfield players. The best chance for the 33-year-old striker was in stoppage time, when his low shot was saved by Guzan to the frustration of a crowd of 68,155. His finished with an England record 53 goals. “Another yard it would have been in … and it would have great,” Rooney said. “But in some ways it’s great because if I did score it would have opened another whole lot of debate whether that goal should count or not. In some ways it’s probably better it didn’t go in.” Pulisic, now 20, is the top player on a rebuilding American team that does not have a competitive match until the CONCACAF Gold Cup in June. Since the loss at Trinidad and Tobago last October that ended a streak of seven straight World Cup appearances for the U.S., Pulisic had played just once for his country, in a May exhibition against Bolivia near his home in Chester, Pennsylvania.last_img read more

Open letter to Caribbean Airlines CEO

first_imgDear Editor,My complaint is in regard to the mistreatment I received from a crew member – Gaye Finch, on December 17, 2018.Because of my recent surgery, I was taken in a wheelchair to the door of the aircraft. I politely requested help with my carry-on luggage. Ms Finch refused, and explained that they are not allowed to put baggage for passengers to be stored above. I explained that the only help I needed was to wheel my carry-on luggage to my seat; I did not need for her to hoist it as I was going to ask a fellow-passenger to do so. She insisted that there is no way she or her crew could do that (taking the carry-on baggage to my seat area). I explained that I had had surgery, and the doctor underscored the importance of not handling any weight or pulling or pushing any object that might cause internal bleeding. She was laughing – almost in a belligerent expression. I wanted a record of this incident and therefore took a few photos (of her laughing).I was left alone to fend for myself as Ms Finch was unmovable in her resolve not to help. I therefore struggled and pulled my carry-on baggage.After the plane arrived in Port of Spain, I approached her for an explanation as to why she did not help me. She was repeating the same information (that she and the other crew were not allowed to put passengers’ baggage in the storage section above). I was recording this conversation and she got angry. She said that no photos or videos are allowed in the plane. (I’ve seen several videos of mishandlings in the plane; all one has to do is to check out these goings-on on YouTube.) She then called security on me.As we were speaking, I saw one of the crew who emerged from the cockpit. His name was Sheldon Rampersaud and he informed me that he was an assistant to the captain. I explained the incident (in Toronto), and he suggested that I write a complaint – which I am doing right now.After my conversation with Mr Rampersaud, a security supervisor, Mr Kenrick Dass, had a chat with me. He asked me to tell my side of the story (after he had spoken with Ms Finch), which I did. He apologised for the unfortunate experience but demanded that I delete all the photos and videos that I took of my conversation with Ms Finch.I have heard of the disdainful treatment Caribbean Airlines employees give to passengers, but this is the first time I experienced this with CAL.I would appreciate it if an inquiry would be made into this incident. I would be glad to meet with a senior representative of CAL to discuss the matter.Yours truly,Dr Devanand Bhagwanlast_img read more

Norton rains on Kenya’s RWC7s parade

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, June 30- Dan Norton was the hero for England as brave Kenya saw their spirited run end at the Main Cup semi finals at for the second Rugby World Cup Sevens in a row following a 12-5 defeat to England in a rain soaked Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.Mike Friday’s side simply could not handle the ball in atrocious pitch conditions as heavy rains pounded the Russian capital, conceding possession easily and were made to pay in the first half of a cagey match. Norton proved to be the difference, scoring both England’s tries in the first half before making a try saving tackle right at the end to deny Kenya a chance to complete their second half fight back after Andrew Amonde went down to cut the deficit to 12-5 after the breather.England kicked-off the match and soon, Kenya knocked on allowing the winners to spread the ball wide from the scrum but the defence held well to prevent the try.However, they were made to pay when they lost the ball as Norton sprinted away to touch down for a converted try to give his side a 7-0 lead.He scored his second from another Kenyan knock on when he kicked the ball ahead, chased after it and touched down to score for a 12-0 lead after a failed conversion.Amonde brought his side back by going down and this caused unease in the English ranks as Kenya tried to force the issue.However, Norton had the last word, saving a certain try with a last ditch tackle.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Martin O’Neill hails ‘super-sub’ Shane Long after Republic of Ireland defeat Germany to secure at least Euro 2016 play-off place

first_img Shane Long Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill saluted his “super-sub” Shane Long after the Southampton striker’s goal sealed victory over world champions Germany.A 1-0 success at the Aviva Stadium secured at least a play-off place in qualification for next summer’s European Championship and O’Neill will now take his side to Poland knowing victory on Sunday would secure their passage to France.He told Sky Sports 1: “Shane has come on against Poland (in March) and proved his worth (with a late equaliser), and I think at this minute the role suits him.“When I get into the dressing room I’ll say ‘well done’ to him because he’s won the game for us.”Long may disagree with his manager’s assessment, having minutes earlier expressed his disappointment at not starting the game.He said: “I was upset but there are 25 players who all want to start. Everyone’s putting pressure on the starting XI.“The manager called me with 60 minutes gone and told me to go on and make an impact. I felt I could cause trouble on the break and thankfully I did that.”O’Neill at times seemed lost for words as he reflected on a momentous win for his side.“It’s an absolutely fantastic win,” he said.“We showed bravery in the second half and had to withstand a lot of pressure. We have beaten the world champions tonight and that shouldn’t be taken away from players.“We have a big match against Poland now but one way or another, at least we’ve reached the play-off and we’ve something to go for on Sunday.”Captain John O’Shea added: “We wanted to get it back in our hands and now we’ve stepped up again tonight and showed we can go on to get automatic qualification.“(Poland have) got some good players but we’ve shown tonight we can mix it with the best.” 1last_img read more

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first_imgSEMINARS WEDNESDAY The Investing-In-Real-Estate Club will host a seminar on how to purchase real estate with no bank qualifying at 22800 Vanowen St., Canoga Park. Call (818) 675-5400. SATURDAY ByDesign is offering a workshop titled “Get Checking” for individuals excluded from banking services for nonfraudulent misconduct of past checking accounts at 9 a.m. at 16800 Devonshire St., Granada Hills. Call (800) 354-2170. 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 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 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 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 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 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 !hairThe 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. 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Predicted Liverpool XI v Man United: New-look midfield, Sturridge to start?

first_img 19. Sadio Mane (left forward) 7. James Milner (left back) 11. Roberto Firmino (centre forward) 11 1. Loris Karius (goalkeeper) – click the right arrow, above, to see the rest of the predicted Liverpool XI 11 14. Jordan Henderson (centre midfield) 11 11 10. Philippe Coutinho (centre midfield) 11 23. Emre Can (centre midfield) 11 11 32. Joel Matip (centre back) 11 15. Daniel Sturridge (right forward) 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) Liverpool v Manchester United is always a fiery encounter, and all fans of football are delighted another match between the two English giants is here again.On Monday night, the two sides face off at Anfield in what promises to be a clash of the titans, with both sides hoping to challenge for the Premier League title this season.If results go their way over the weekend, a win for Liverpool could potentially send them top of the table, whereas United can only draw level with the Reds on 16 points should they claim victory on Merseyside.Jurgen Klopp’s men are in much better form than Jose Mourinho’s right now, but the last few weeks have caused the German manager some issues.Adam Lallana was taken off injured during the Reds’ win over Swansea, causing the in-form midfielder to miss the international break, and he is set to sit out of the United game as he closes in on full fitness.Another expected absentee is Georginio Wijnaldum, who picked up an injury whilst playing for the Netherlands last Friday, meaning Liverpool will likely have to field a new-look midfield and break up their attacking trio to do so.However, there is some good news for the Reds, with both Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren fit to feature having missed international duty.So, just who will Klopp select to face the Red Devils? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted XI for Liverpool in squad number order. 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) 11 11 11last_img read more

In contempt

first_imgTUESDAY was a typical day for the Los Angeles City Council. The first meeting of the week was, as usual, jammed with important issues that needed discussion and action: A proposed trash fee increase to raise LAPD funding, a $1 billion low-income housing bond, a hearing on the power blackouts across the city. Tuesday was a typical day for the council in another respect, too. It was another day that the group of elected officials showed its contempt for the public by making it just about impossible for citizens to be heard. The disrespect started early in the meeting, during the public hearing. Under the council’s new rules, ordinary people – taxpayers, residents, workers, business people – get only one minute apiece to exercise their right to free speech. That’s only 60 seconds – the length of a TV ad. The council did this because, as the nation’s highest paid city officials, its members are too important to waste their time listening to the incessant chatter of the masses. It’s true that some of the regular speakers are confused, and perhaps mentally impaired; others are irritating and weird gadflies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But then there are all those people who have legitimate complaints and legitimate concerns and don’t have the big bucks to buy private access to their public servants the way lobbyists, developers, billionaires and others with influence do. The injustice escalated dramatically Tuesday when Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg arrived. An elderly woman was frantically making her plea to the council when Council President Eric Garcetti abruptly cut her off and turned the podium over to Goldberg, with the 60-second rule suspended. Seen by many as a key figure in ruining the schools and the city during her public service as a school board member and a former councilwoman, Goldberg had absolutely nothing to say about city business. She was there to deliver a diatribe about the need to weaken the state’s “three strikes, you’re out” law so career criminals don’t have to spend their lives in prison. Offering odious proof that the public is nothing but an obstruction at City Hall, Garcetti justified giving Goldberg the time of five citizens by saying it’s just a courtesy to “a fellow elected official.” In other words, elected officials merit courtesy and a soapbox to say whatever they want; ordinary people get discourtesy and can’t even say what they believe about city issues. Nor was it the last indignity served up during that meeting. More than 75 people came to protest the trash fee increase proposed to pay for hiring new cops although few, if any, cops are actually being hired. Many of these people waited 31/2 hours to be heard, and when it came time to claim their minute to speak, Council President pro tem Wendy Greuel, a do-gooder like Garcetti, granted them a collective 15 minutes – or 12 seconds each – to make their case. Showing some sense of shame, she later added five more minutes, having made the point: We don’t have time for you little people. How can the council pretend to be running a democracy when it doesn’t even pretend to listen to the people? This is precisely why the body exists, not for attending schmooze events or glad-handing big contributors. Council members were elected to hold public meetings to discuss and debate municipal policy and to – and this is the big one – represent the people. It’s hard to do that effectively when you’re too busy trying to keep them quiet.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

Transfer BATTLE! Juventus to rival Liverpool for Lazio centre-back in January

first_img Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij is in-demand ahead of the January transfer window 1 Juventus are ready to battle Liverpool for Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij.The Dutchman is into the final year of his contract and is so far refusing to pen an extension.It means the centre-back can leave for free at the end of the season and Liverpool are looking at snapping him up.But, according to Calciomercato, Juventus are also tracking De Vrij and could move for him next summer.Like Liverpool, the Italian champions have been alerted to the 25-year-old’s contract situation and they are keen to bag a bargain.However Juve are reportedly unwilling to sign De Vrij unless they can nab him for free, meaning Liverpool could win the race if they make a cash offer in January.last_img

Inter Milan ready to join race for Liverpool and Arsenal target

first_img1 Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos Inter could be about to join the race for Liverpool and Arsenal target Dani Ceballos.The San Siro club are trying to sign Rafinha from Barcelona but are considering other targets as they fear they could be priced out of their planned deal.And, according to Tuttosport, top of that list is Real Madrid schemer Ceballos.The 21-year-old only arrived at the Bernabeu in the summer after impressing with Real Betis but he has managed just two starts in LaLiga for his new club.A move away has been mooted and, as talkSPORT told you earlier this month, Ceballos is said to favour a move to Liverpool.Arsenal have also been strongly linked with the Spaniard but he may also be handed a chance to impress with Inter before the window closes.last_img