Datebook

first_imgYouth job and resource fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Northeast San Fernando Valley WorkSource Center, 11623 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima. Open to ages 18-24. Bring resume and dress for success. Call (323) 377-4107. Senior Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 381-2744. Friends of Amelia Earhart Library used-book sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. North Hollywood Park, 5211 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 766-7185. Community picnic sponsored by City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, 11:30 a.m., Valley Plaza Park, 12240 Archwood St., North Hollywood. Free, but book donation requested to benefit local school libraries. Benefit for Our Bravest, street festival to benefit military and public-safety support organizations, noon-6 p.m. 4500 block of Sherman Oaks Ave., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 222-6693. SATURDAY Big Tujunga trail maintenance, 9 a.m.-noon, Wentworth Street and Cottonwood Avenue. Bring hat, gloves, sunblock and insect repellent. Cruizin’ Tunes car and model show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Registration: 7-10 a.m. Entry fee: $25. Call (818) 347-7554. Journey to the Planets and Beyond, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada Flintridge. See www.jpl.nasa.gov. Marine Corps League will charter Valley Detachment 1277, 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 176, 602 Pico St., San Fernando. Dinner at 5 p.m., celebration at 8 p.m. Donation $25. Call (818) 621-3920. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.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

Tigers hold off Fortuna to hand Huskies first league loss

first_imgThe Arcata varsity boys basketball team won a thriller over Big 5 rival Fortuna 63-60 Wednesday night in what was the first of two Big 5 league games on the schedule. The loss drops Fortuna out of first place in the Big 5, moving McKinleyville into sole possession of the conference’s top spot at 3-0.Hunter Santsche led Arcata (11-8, 2-2) in scoring with 15 points. Teammate Parker Gray added 14 points and Kai Pajares reached double-digits with 10 points for the Tigers.Fortuna’s Zac Claus led …last_img

As hostile environment awaits, is C.J. Beathard ready for prime time?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Quarterback C.J. Beathard started his first game on the road as a professional almost 12 months ago when the 49ers visited arguably the most hostile environment in the NFL — Lincoln Financial Field — to face the Philadelphia Eagles.Beathard came away battered and bruised, as the eventual Super Bowl champion Eagles intercepted him twice and sacked him four times in a 33-10 drubbing of the 49ers before nearly 70,000 fans.Now a veteran of all of two NFL road starts, Beathard can …last_img

Chimps Produce Movie

first_imgThe BBC is going to air a movie made by chimpanzees.  (Note: This is not a Planet of the Apes remake.)  A primatologist working on her PhD gave some chimps at the Edinburgh zoo a “Chimpcam,” a camcorder in a “chimp-proof” box, to see what they would come up with.  “Despite the fact that the chimps had never taken part in a research project before, they soon displayed an interest in film-making,” the article said.    The chimps did not seem particularly interested in the screenplay, though.  “The apes are unlikely to have actively tried to film any particular subject, or understand that by carrying Chimpcam around, they were making a film,” the news report ended.  “However, the result, as well as providing new information on how chimps like to see the world, may yet go down in television history.”  A portion of the footage, showing a chimp apparently licking the lens, accompanies the article.  They did not say what its rating will be. If it turns out anything like the Monkey Shakespeare experiment (05/12/2003), it should be rated PG, for primate gross.  They probably learned from the demolished typewriters that they had to chimp-proof the Chimpcam to avoid excrement from damaging the electronics.  If anything suggestive of “understanding” comes out on the tape, scientific objectivity would look into the possibility of coaching by the zookeepers, and the amount of judicious editing done by intelligent human engineers.    This attempt could backfire into a series of legal challenges.  Other animals are ostensibly more intelligent than chimpanzees (05/26/2009).  They may claim that they were overlooked in the hiring.  Flipper, Heckel and Jeckel should call their agents and demand enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Embattled swimmers hope to make a mark at CWG

first_imgIt is a discipline which has never fetched India any medal in the Commonwealth Games and the swimmers are not exactly expected to create a splash even this time around with a dope slur and concerns about the venue’s preparedness adding to their woes ahead of the event.Indian swimmers have never created much of a buzz at the Commonwealth level given the competition in the pool features powerhouses such as Australia, Canada and England among others.Australia has 557 medals at the Games and are expected to rule the pool even this time.Home advantage could have been factored in India’s favour but the swimmers have hardly got a feel of the still under-preparation Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Complex.Swimming Federation of India (SFI) Secretary General Virender Nanavati says there is nothing like home advantage for the locals.Another swimmer M B Balakrishnan suffered injuries after being assaulted by yet-to-be identified persons, and there are chances that he might also be ruled out of the October 3 to 14 event.Even coaching and training of the swimmers for the Games was not complete without controversy.Nanavati complained that despite the SFI providing a list of 12 coaches to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and also finalising the name of Australian Alan Thompson as chief coach, SAI failed to strike a deal. This had not just left the federation red-faced but also hampered India’s preparations for the Games.But internal matters are not the only obstacles standing in India’s way of winning medals, there are bigger challenges awaiting the national swimmers during the competition itself.advertisementThe dominant Australians, the ever-improving England and even the South Africans are set to rule the podium.Although three-time Olympic champion Stephanie Rice’s pullout due to a shoulder injury and Ryan Napoleon’s doping ban had weakened the Aussie squad a bit, but it still has the potential to give its opponents a run for their money.Australia’s triple Olympic champion Leisel Jones and former world champion Geoff Huegill would lead a 52-strong swimming contingent.Swimming accounts for 127 medals and despite having some improving bunch of swimmers led by Virdhawal Khade and Sandeep Sejwal, it would be difficult for India to get on the medal sheet but Nanavati wants to stay positive.Nanavati has pinned his hopes on Sejwal, Aaron D’Souza, Rehan Poncha and Khade to bring laurels for the country.”On the basis of their past performances and the way they are training at the moment and making efforts against all odds, I am confident they will shine at the upcoming Games,” insisted Nanavati.last_img read more

Go powers Ateneo to cruising win

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Kouame finished with 13 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks, and two steals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Champ team Global carries new brand, finds new home in Makati PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Isaac Go comes up huge for Ateneo. —PBA IMAGESIt was a different team that Tab Baldwin saw on the floor, a far cry from how his squad looks like in the UAAP. But the champion coach was pleased, nevertheless.Cignal-Ateneo, riding on its hot offense, cruised to a 103-75 victory over Go for Gold-CSB Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Isaac Go fueled the Blue Eagles’ key run in the second quarter, a 24-3 tear that turned a slim 20-16 lead to a comfortable 44-17 advantage, capped by an Ange Kouame layup.Go topscored for the early favorites with 21 points on a sizzling 4-of-6 shooting from threes. He added four rebounds as Cignal-Ateneo gained an early headstart in the Aspirants Group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAdrian Wong also had his way from downtown, drilling five long bombs to notch 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists, as Matt Nieto contributed 14 points, seven assists, and three rebounds in the win.“This isn’t how we play in the UAAP. We’ll press a lot more, we’ll do a lot of other things that we really can’t do when our numbers are down. So offensively, I was surprised, we played pretty well,” he said. “We’re not doing a lot really, but the guys played very efficiently and that’s a good thing.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View commentslast_img read more

ShopX enters into strategic tie-up with Puma

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 20 (PTI) Digital offline platform ShopX has entered into a strategic tie-up with Puma, which would help the German sportswear firm scale up its footwear business in tier II markets.Puma will leverage ShopXs digital offline model to scale up its footwear business and help it establish presence in over 1,500 retail outlets in tier II markets, ShopX said in a statement.ShopX CEO and Co-Founder Amit Sharma said: “Pumas brand pull, popularity, wide range of products, competitive pricing along with our wide and relevant distribution base should work as catalysts in making this partnership a success.”ShopX, in which former UIDAI chairman and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is a strategic investor, has built logistics efficiency through its “LMDN” last mile delivery network.”This will result in highly ROI driven retailer outreach for Puma. On the other hand, Direct brand partnerships through ShopXs platform will help retailers get access to the entire range of Pumas sports footwear category,” the company said.Within a year of launch, ShopX has empowered 45,000 retail partners across 230 towns in 10 states; serving more than 3 million customers.The company aims to provide the 600-million middle-income population in India access to digital commerce through its retailer partners. PTI KRH JMlast_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2018: Younis Khan yet to get promised dinner treat from Mohammed Yousuf

first_imgSalaam Cricket 2018’s final session saw the 11 legends narrate some of the funniest stories ever heard from cricketers.Along with the many that they shared, one in particular left the audience in splits. The incident involved a dare between Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf.Yousuf once dared Younis to bring something valuable from then captain Wasim Akram. Younis was promised a dinner treat if he completed the dare to which he accepted.Salaam Cricket 2018 Highlights: “Wasim Akram and Mohammad Yousuf often got into friendly banters. Once Yousuf told me if you can take anything from Wasim I will treat you to dinner. This was back in 2002 when Wasim bhai was a legend and I was just starting my career.”I took 24 hours to think about this dare so I planned for what I would take from him and how. I accepted Yousuf’s challenge and looked at Wasim bhai’s shoe the next day and tried to find out what size he wears.Salaam Cricket 2018: When Akram once cracked a deal with Muralitharan”After practice Wasim bhai came back tired and I served him water. At that time I asked Wasim bhai for a favour and told him how a poor kid back home needs shoes and it would be great if you could gift him yours.Salaam Cricket 2018: Sunil Gavaskar reveals why he once sported a moustache”Wasim bhai asked me if that kid was really in need of shoes and gave them to me instantly. So I got the shoes from Wasim bhai and when I went to Yousuf to show him the shoes, he didn’t believe me. And he never honoured that deal. I am yet to get that dinner treat from him and still remind him of it. I still have those shoes with me though,” Younis narrated in the final session of Salaam Cricket 2018.advertisementSalaam Cricket 2018: Indian cricketers should approach their legends for advice, says YounisIndia Today brought together 11 legends of cricket on one platform at the mega cricket conclave on Monday.Sunil Gavaskar, Wasim Akram, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-haq, Abdul Qadir, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Azharuddin, R Ashwin, Habibul Bashar, Muttiah Muralitharan and Madan Lal spoke about India-Pakistan cricketing ties, the upcoming Asia Cup 2018 match between the two arch-rivals and their favourites for the tournament.last_img read more