FILE PHOTO: NeymarParis, France | AFP | Neymar failed to show up for pre-season training with Paris Saint-Germain on Monday with the club announcing they would take “appropriate action”.In a terse statement, the French champions noted: “On Monday 8 July Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was due to return to pre-season activities with the Paris Saint-Germain senior squad.“Paris Saint-Germain notes that Neymar Jr was not in attendance at the agreed time and place. This was without the club’s prior authorisation.“The club regrets this situation and will therefore take appropriate action.”In Rio, Brazilian media quoted Neymar’s father as saying that PSG “were aware” the striker would be absent.“The reason (for his no-show) was known and planned for a year as part of his activities for the Neymar Institute (charity foundation),” said Neymar Senior.He added: “We couldn’t postpone them and he will return (to PSG) on July 15.“It’s as simple as that, no drama. PSG are aware and take part in the Institute’s activities.”Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of 222 million euros ($252 million) in August 2017, but could make a surprise move back to Camp Nou this summer.Last week Barcelona’s vice-president Jordi Cardoner told a press conference: “What is correct, at the current time, what I have read, what I have heard, which seems exact, is that Neymar wants to come back to Barcelona.”And media reports have indicated that intermediaries between PSG and Barca had hammered out the terms of a deal which would free the Brazilian star to return to his former club.– Five-year contract – Spanish sports newspaper Diario Sport claims a five-year contract has been agreed.The newspaper said last week the terms include Neymar reducing his salary from around 36 million euros at PSG to the 24 million euros he received at Barca in 2017.The 27-year-old had spent four years at Camp Nou, winning the Champions League in 2015 and two La Liga titles. He had formed a brilliant attacking trio alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Any return for Neymar would likely require Barca to raise funds through sales. Frenkie de Jong has already signed for 75 million euros from Ajax. Antoine Griezmann is expected to join from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros, although that deal has hit snags.On Sunday, Griezmann failed to show up for pre-season at Atletico and the Spanish club, like PSG, threatened to punish their star striker.Neymar’s time at PSG has been punctured by injury and controversy.He was questioned by Brazilian police last month over allegations he raped a woman he met through social media in a Paris hotel — charges he has denied.And the Brazilian star will miss three Champions League matches next season as punishment for insulting a referee following Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League collapse against Manchester United.Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has warned Neymar and his other highly-paid stars that they must shape-up or ship out, claiming “celebrity behaviour” at the French champions will not be tolerated.“The players will have to assume their responsibilities even more than before,” Al-Khelaifi told France Football.On Sunday, injured Neymar was watching from the stands as Brazil beat Peru in the Copa America final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium.Share on: WhatsApp
Lae FC has jumped up the National Soccer League competition points ladder to second spot following their victory today at Bisini Soccer Ground.The semi-finalist defeated bottom team Admiralty FC 2-1 in an outstanding match which was cancelled in round nine after a spectator violence incident.Both teams were on fire in the first half, scoring one goal each.Lae scored first in the first 20 minutes through Gebob Madu who comfortably pushed the ball into the net right in front of Admiralty’s goal.Admiralty fired back with a goal after a surprising second attempt by striker Roniel Igens, taking the score to 1-1 at half time.It was anybody’s game at this point as Lae FC show cased powerful kicks from one end of the field to another throughout the game which had the fans screaming for more action.The second half was very entertaining as both teams were desperate to score despite the raging Port Moresby heat.Finally, the goal of the day came from Lae FC’s Eluda Phoie 16 minutes into the second half.Phoie kicked the ball with his powerful legs 30 metres away straight through Admiralty’s goal which brought the score to 2-1.The score remained 2-1 at full time as Admiralty FC ended their 2014 NSL season with a loss.The semi-final gets underway this Saturday at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae with a double header as the four top teams this season go head to head.Top team Hekari United FC will face fourth place Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC in the first match at 1pm while Lae FC will battle with third placed Oro FC at 3pm.The grand final and presentation is scheduled for May 24 also in Lae.As this will be a first for Lae to host the final playoffs, the board says it trusts that the general public and soccer fraternity appreciate this gesture by showing respect and sportsmanship to the visiting teams.
A female security guard attached to the ISS Security Service is nursing a gunshot wound after being shot during a shootout with armed bandits on Wednesday at Hand-in-Hand Trust, Middle Street, Georgetown. Natasha Williams, 32, of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, was shot to her right foot by one of the two bandits, who attempted to rob the financial establishment about 14:00h.Preliminary investigations revealed that the two suspects were observed entering the building with pieces of cloth over their faces. Williams and her supervisor, who were reportedly armed, attempted to approach the suspects, but one of them discharged a round hitting the guard below the ankle.In a quick response, her supervisor returned fire, but missed the suspects; however, the supervisor managed to grab one of them. A scuffle ensued during which the suspect’s snub-nosed revolver with five live rounds of ammunition fell to the ground. The supervisor without hesitation grabbed the gun.The two men then quickly left the premises and fled the scene in a waiting motor car, which was parked a short distance away. The injured woman was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she remains a patient.Thanks to Police intelligence-gathering efforts, the motor car bearing registration number PVV 40 was located in East La Penitence, Georgetown. The driver, of West Ruimveldt, was taken into custody. The now impounded car is being dusted for fingerprints, while the suspect is assisting with investigations.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A Palmdale woman was killed Tuesday morning when her car veered across a two-lane road’s center line and collided with a dairy truck, sheriff’s deputies said. Before the crash, the eastbound car drifted onto Avenue I’s dirt shoulder, then steered back onto the pavement but crossed the center line and hit the truck coming the other way, deputies said. “The impact was close to head-on,” Sgt. J. Bluff said. The woman’s name was not immediately released, pending notification of her family. Deputies don’t know what caused the car to drift out of its lane, but said neither drinking nor speeding seemed to have been a factor. The crash occurred about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday on a two-lane section of Avenue I near 45th Street West. Truck driver Glenn Burgess, 53, of Lancaster, who had been driving a 1992 GMC refrigerator truck, was treated at a hospital for what deputies described as minor facial injuries. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 firstname.lastname@example.org
1 The Red Devils are ready to pay a world record fee for the Everton striker Manchester United have moved ahead of Chelsea in the race to sign Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.The 24-year-old has been strongly linked with a return to Stamford Bridge after leaving the club back in 2014.But the Red Devils have now turned their attentions towards the Belgian striker as negotiations for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata continue to drag on.United boss Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on working with Lukaku again despite sanctioning his sale to Everton during his time as Chelsea manager.And with Everton on the verge of bringing Wayne Rooney back to Goodison Park, the two clubs are set to enter into talks for a potential world record transfer for Lukaku. The Belgian, who scored 25 Premier League goals last season, turned down a new contract offer from the Merseyside club earlier this year and has spoken of his desire to play Champions League football.His agent, Mino Raiola, exclusively told talkSPORT in May that Everton have promised his client he can leave this summer if “certain clubs come in for him”.Everton will demand £100m, however, for Lukaku – a fee which would see United break the world transfer record for a second successive summer after last year’s £89m deal for Paul Pogba.
10. Shake The Dice led most of the way, but was caught in the stretch during the grade 3 Bull Rastus Handicap. Takin Cash Bac was off slowly and ended up sixth in the Bull Rastus. J M Larrys Legacy clobbered allowance runners with no trouble. Long shot: Oak Canyon. 11. La Domincia was fifth against tougher opponents and should do better against maidens. Wild Tacc Special raced greenly and raced in last place practically all the way. Eyeful Of Dreams began racing career with a fifth place finish. Long shot: Butter Popcorn. Best bet: Reds Foxy Chick (9). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1. Stadler stumbled at the start and bumped early while finishing fifth and should do better with class drop. Work Up An Attitude broke in and bumped coming out of the gate. He Can Run A Bunch bore out and was impeded while finishing in fifth place. Long shot: First Hwrk Down. 2. PACIFIC Plate had a brief stretch lead and was passed by the winner. Amaral A.B.C. was in contention most of the way and weakened and ended up in third place. Retsina Year raced in fourth place throughout and figures to be a threat. Long shot: Seemone seemone. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 5. IB Baby Blue threw her head to the side when the gate opened and ended up in seventh place. Fy Eve veered in at the start and was third in a blanket finish. I Jazz U Not could be a threat as a first time starter. Long shot: Evening Cocktail. 6. Shaken Assets turned his head to the side when the starting gate open and staged a mild rally from 10th to sixth. Lady Shagwell opened up a big lead from the beginning and won by 1 ¾ lengths. Azure Classic Star had gate trouble and raced in fifth place all the way. Long shot: A Mere Special. 7. Eye Of Corona was fourth in a division of a futurity qualifying trials and should be among the challengers with this field. Separoni showed improved while running fourth. Fast Toro broke in and bumped at the start and finished a decent fourth after the early gate trouble. Long shot: Colonel La Jolla SA. 8. Aries Man was squeezed back at the start and never had a chance while ending up eighth. LDs Dash For Dylan was an easy winner in the Wyoming Derby. Devons Signature finished in seventh place in the grade 3 All-American Gold Cup at Ruidoso Downs. Long shot: Get Down Perry. 9. Reds Foxy Chick was off slow and got up to run third after winning the previous three races. Corona Fria was eliminated at the start and chased the field all the way to end up last. Sassy J Valentine battled for the lead the entire trip and lost by a head. Long shot: Luck Cee A Lady. 3. Heza A Fast Beduino won by a half length and goes for three consecutive victory. Tacerrac has been running good races lately and could be the major threat. Dash Of Irish Cream was runner-up last two appearances and could be visiting the winner’s circle. Long shot: Proudest Copy Effort. 4. Dreams Can Fly was never a threat while racing in seventh place all the way and figures to show much improvement. Fantastic Jessie was knocked into another filly and had to settle for seventh. Corona Mas Fina was an easy winner, running 2 ½ lengths in front at the wire. Long shot: Klassy holland.
MEETINGS WEDNESDAY The Dynamic Networking Alliance of the Santa Clarita Valley will meet at 7 a.m. For more information, call (661) 291-1824. The Appraisal School will host an open house at 6 p.m. at 6279 Variel Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 715-0953. THURSDAY The Mid Valley chapter of the Women’s Referral Service will meet at 6 p.m. at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 995-6646. SEMINARS WEDNESDAY The Small Business Development Center will offer a course titled “How to Start a New Small Business” at 5 p.m. at 1968 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. Call (323) 734-2234. 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 Clubs 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 email@example.com. 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 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 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. 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14 May 2009A third of the beds available in Kruger National Park’s Skukuza, Berg-en-Dal and Pretoriuskop camps will be reserved for foreign tourists through the duration of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, South African National Parks (SANParks) announced at the Tourism Indaba in Durban this week.SANParks tourism and marketing director Glenn Phillips told delegates that 30% of available accommodation in the national parks would be reserved for 2010 tourists, with the remainder for the general public.“The exciting part of this decision is that approximately 15 000 people will get to see the national parks for the first time,” Phillips said. “We want to use this event to optimise marketing opportunities while we continue to build our brand.”Other parks close to the World Cup matches that have been contracted are Addo Elephant National Park, Garden Route National Park, Tsitsikamma and the Knysna lake area, Marakele and Golden Gate Highlands National Park.“For us this event is more than just about sport,” he said. “The message we want to send to the world is that SANParks is on track to deliver next year.”Phillips believed the move would send a positive signal to critics who didn’t believe South Africa would be ready to host the World Cup, adding that SANParks wanted to see optimal occupancy in all national parks during the event.“Key to this is the retention of our regular client base, as the event falls during the extended school holidays,” he explained.MATCH incomeSANParks has also signed a contract with MATCH, a professional services company selected by Fifa to provide ticketing, accommodation and event information technology during the 2010 World Cup event in South Africa.“If all goes according to plan, the value (of available accommodation) sold to MATCH per day is in the region of R1.4-million,” he said.He said this would bring in about R52.5-million, based on two people per unit, inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast and activities by the time the World Cup was over.SANParks spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli said new mobile tents would also be erected in the Kruger camps: “This will provide an additional 420 beds and will form part of the legacy beyond 2010. These tents will be used after the tournament in all our national parks as and when they are needed.”Source: BuaNews
Learn how to correctly conform 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio in FCPX.Although many video editors work almost exclusively with aspect ratios of 16:9 HD or greater, time may come when the job requires consistent marrying of a lesser ratio like 4:3 SD, 640 x 480. Fortunately, there are great tricks & tools within FCPX to compensate for a lack of pixel information.Converting footage with ratios lesser than 16:9 can prove challenging when keeping everything in check: warping, stretching and quality reduction are the usual suspects when conforming footage. Subtle and tasteful distortion of the image is pinnacle to convincingly change aspect ratios.This video tutorial by Dan Allen explains in detail how to correctly conform 4:3 to 16:9 in FCPX. The concepts of this tutorial can be applied to achieving other aspect ratios in FCPX:Determine aspect ratioSpatial conform toolTransform toolCrop toolAdd film-grade noise filter for clarityAdd sharpen filterThis video tutorial was first shared to us by Dan Allen’s YouTube Channel. Thanks Dan!How do you conform your aspect ratios? Share in the comments below.
A teenage girl was allegedly gang-raped by six youths after tying her father to a tree nearby in Kishanganj district of Bihar.The girl, in a complaint filed on Wednesday, said six youths of her village Pathargatti, under the Kodhobari police station, 350 km from Patna, knocked on her door on Monday night asking for water. They then forcibly entered the house and dragged her outside. They took her to a deserted field near her house and gang-raped her in front of her father, she said in her complaint. The victim told the police that the accused warned them not to report the incident. Arrests soon, says SP“She has named six persons… the police are conducting raids to nab them as they are absconding,” Kishanganj Superintendent of Police Kumar Ashish told local journalists. He said he was personally monitoring the case and “all the accused will be arrested soon.” Police said the villagers initially tried to hush-up the incident. They asked the girl and her father to agree to a “settlement” through the village panchayat. But the two decided to lodge an FIR. Police records say 1400 cases of rape were registered in Bihar till November last year, 39 in Kishanganj district alone.