North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 18 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Encino Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 25, Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 255-1040 or see www.encinocouncil.org. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 25, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-4892. Panorama City Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. July 26 in the second floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 785-9355. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 30, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills.. Call (818) 831-0578.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511 or see www.chatsworthcouncil.org. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Thursday in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 16, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. July 17 in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 892-2457. Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. today in the auditorium at Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 503-2399 or see www.shermanoaksnc.org. Winnetka Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Village, 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka. Call (818) 676-9766 or see www.winnetkanc.com. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1B at the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9884. Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the multi-purpose room at Woodland Hills Academy , 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 484-3270 or see www.whcouncil.org.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The woman and 3-year-old girl were found uninjured in the vehicle in the mall’s parking lot. The incident began when the couple stopped at a liquor store after the woman had picked up Otero to give him a ride home. Otero began drinking heavily and the couple got into an argument, Zuhlke said. To avoid the argument, the woman got out of the car and was about to grab the child from the backseat when she saw Otero move to the driver’s side. She proceeded to jump into the backseat with the child. Otero sped away, at one point threatening to drive the car into a tree, said Zuhlke. The woman made the 9-1-1 call at 5:42 p.m. and police soon spotted the vehicle and began their pursuit, which reached speeds up to 60 mph traveling along city streets, Zuhlke said. Zuhlke added that when caught, Otero could face several charges, including child endangerment and making terrorist threats. WHITTIER – A Whittier man who led police on a seven-mile chase with his girlfriend and their daughter in the backseat ducked into a department store and slipped away Wednesday night. Police conducted an extensive search of the two-story building, but were unable to locate the suspect, who may have exited through a side door, officials said. Ariel Otero, 45, was being pursued by police in response to a 9-1-1 call placed by his girlfriend from inside the car, described as a four-door silver Infiniti G35, said Officer Jason Zuhlke of the Whittier Police Department. After losing sight of the vehicle, officers were flagged down by witnesses who saw Otero leave the car and run into the JCPenney store at the Whittwood Town Center, said Zuhlke, who added that the store was subsequently evacuated. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
KABUL, Afghanistan – In the most brazen attack yet on Kabul’s heavily guarded center, a car bomber rammed into an American Humvee outside the U.S. Embassy on Friday, killing 16 other people, including two U.S. soldiers. It was the Afghan capital’s deadliest suicide attack since the 2001 toppling of the Taliban. A purported Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the privately run Pajhwok Afghan News Agency. Ahmadi’s exact ties to the Taliban leadership are unclear. The morning blast spewed body parts and pieces of U.S. military uniforms across a major road and into trees that were set ablaze by the explosion – part of the worst spate of violence in Afghanistan since the collapse of the hard-line Islamic regime. The attack shattered what had been a typically peaceful Muslim sabbath in the war-ravaged capital and revealed the lingering vulnerability of foreign troops, local forces and Afghan civilians to terrorist attacks almost five years after a pro-American government was installed. Attacks in central Kabul have been rare in comparison with areas on the edge of the city and in the country’s south. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAbout 20,000 NATO soldiers and a similar number of U.S. forces are trying to crush the emboldened insurgency, mainly in southern Afghanistan. Taliban holdouts have been turning to Iraqi-style tactics – including increasing numbers of suicide bombings – to try to derail the government of President Hamid Karzai. In a statement, the Afghan president said “today’s heinous act of terrorism is against the values of Islam and humanity.” The attack in Kabul took place as many Afghans were commemorating the assassination of anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massood, who was killed in an al-Qaida suicide bombing two days before the Sept.11 attacks in the United States. Friday’s explosion went off at 10:20a.m. just 150 feet from the landmark Massood Square, which leads to the main gate of the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy compound. It tore a 6-foot-wide crater into the road and left body parts, Muslim prayer caps, floppy khaki-color military hats and shoes scattered over a wide area. Najibullah Faizi, 25, saw a blue Toyota Corolla driven by a young, heavyset man speed past another car on the inside lane before slamming into one of two U.S. Humvees in a convoy. “I fell to the ground after the blast. American soldiers started shooting at another car nearby. There was smoke and flames everywhere,” Faizi said. The blast sent a plume of brown smoke spiraling hundreds of feet into the sky and tore apart one of the Humvees, blowing it onto what had been its roof and turning it into twisted, flaming hulk of metal. All that remained of the bomb-packed car was its front end, which was covered in flames some 60 feet away. A foot and ankle – apparently the attacker’s – was thrown 100 feet farther. Angry residents condemned the bombing and demanded militants end attacks in heavily populated areas. “This is a cowardly action that terrorists always take. They don’t care if it is a residential area, government area or military area,” resident Mohammed Hayder Nangahari said. Pharmacist Nawid Paidar, 31, said the killing of children, men and women in terrorist attacks was inhumane, and he blamed militants crossing from Pakistan for the latest bombing. “The Americans should execute those who organize terrorist attacks as a lesson to others,” Paidar said as he removed pieces of wood and other debris from his storefront. Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf visited Kabul this week for talks with Karzai. The leaders, both key allies of U.S. forces hunting Osama bin Laden along their vast, tribal-dominated frontier, vowed to improve cooperation to defeat the “common enemy” of terrorism. The blast’s force shattered every window in a five-story, Soviet-era apartment block facing the bomb scene, spraying shards of glass over children eating their breakfasts and women cleaning their cramped homes.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS REAL DEAL 6. Manchester United – £28.8million5. Arsenal – £30.7million4. Tottenham Hotspur – £32.6million3. Chelsea – £34.6million no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals It was another successful season for Sean Dyche and Burnley gameday cracker tense 6 2. Liverpool – £36.5million1. Manchester City – £38.4million(Figures according to Daily Express) 6 shining 6 Wolves enjoyed a fantastic return to the top flight Manchester City clinched the Premier League title after an enthralling season in the English top-flight.Despite recording a record 97 points, Liverpool could not usurp Pep Guardiola’s men from the top of the table. It was a miserable season for Huddersfield Town after their relegation was confirmed, with Cardiff City and Fulham returning to the Championship instantaneously.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer experienced the highs and lows of management with a rather limp end to Manchester United’s season overshadowing his terrific start.There were no such struggles from Wolverhampton Wanderers, who qualified for the Europa League ahead of Everton and Leicester City.And Manuel Pellegrini secured a top ten finish against the odds for West Ham United, while the future of Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United remains unclear. 6 10. West Ham United – £21.1million9. Leicester City – £23.1million8. Everton – £25million7. Wolverhampton Wanderers – £26.9million 6 Fulham were relegated at the start of April Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions after beating Brighton Pep Guardiola lead Manchester City to successive Premier League titles Getty 6 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars West Ham pipped Watford to a top half finish Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 18. Cardiff City – £5.8million17. Brighton and Hove Albion – £7.7million16. Southampton – £9.6million15. Burnley – £11.5million huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 14. Bournemouth – £13.4million13. Newcastle United – £15.4million12. Crystal Palace – £17.3million11. Watford – £19.2million REVEALED So how much did your team earn from the Premier League alone?Scroll down to see the prize money achieved by your team based on the final table position.20. Huddersfield Town – £1.9million19. Fulham – £3.8million
appointed GETTY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update OFF statement Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son FAREWELL Manchester City won the Premier League last season Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested BIG PRESENTS UP TOP latest It promises to be an equally dramatic summer with a host of clubs needing to reinforce their squads or even revamp them completely.The 20 Premier League sides will need to get their business done quick as the transfer window will shut at 5pm on Thursday, August 8.That means they will be a host of new faces on show when the new season bursts into life. When does the Premier League 2019/20 season start?The 2019/20 Premier League season gets under way on Friday, August 9 with Liverpool welcoming Norwich to Anfield.City will start their title defence a day later at West Ham in the lunchtime kick-off, with the opening weekend’s marquee fixture seeing Manchester United host Chelsea on Sunday.The final day of the campaign will be on Sunday, May 17, 2020.The league has now confirmed the entire fixture list for the new season and you can find out every game here. TROPHY Getty Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS update What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas deals Premier League clubs up and down the country are busy preparing for the new season.Manchester City were crowned top-flight champions in May, holding off the challenge from Liverpool to claim their second successive title in dramatic fashion.At the other end of the table, Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield suffered relegation and have now been replaced by Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheffield United. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff 2 Who will win the Premier League title next season? 2 rookie error Premier League 2019/20 opening fixturesFriday, August 9Liverpool vs Norwich – 8pmSaturday, August 10West Ham vs Man City – 12.30pm (LIVE ON TALKSPORT)Bournemouth vs Sheffield United – 3pmBurnley vs Southampton – 3pmCrystal Palace vs Everton – 3pmLeicester vs Wolves – 3pmWatford vs Brighton – 3pmTottenham vs Aston Villa – 5.30pm (LIVE ON TALKSPORT)(Live 3pm game on talkSPORT TBC)Sunday, August 11Arsenal vs Newcastle – 2pmMan United vs Chelsea– 4.30pm
What do you think of the 2020 artwork?Photos: Christina Harrison Share This!Right on schedule, we’re starting to see the first signs of Disney merchandise appearing in the parks that is labeled with the year 2020 rather than 2019.The first items we’ve seen are Christmas ornaments, a $19.99 photo frame and a $24.99 Mickey and Minnie figurine. While it’s not a lot to go on, these likely give an indication of the color scheme and artwork that will soon appear on countless tee shirts and mugs.
Cows to Kilowatts takes abattoir waste and converts it into a low-cost renewable energy source. (Image: stock.xchng) An innovative Nigerian project that processes abattoir water and converts the collected organic waste into fertiliser and methane, has won the 2009 Intel Environment prize at the annual Tech Awards in the US.The Tech Awards, held this year in San Jose, California, in November, honoured creativity and inventiveness across a range of fields, including the environment, education, science, health and more.The project, titled Cows to Kilowatts, was founded by civil engineer Dr Joseph Adelgan. In developing countries especially, abattoir waste is a major source of water pollution and greenhouse gas production. Through the processing of organic waste, the project helps mitigate one of the biggest threats to the future of the planet, as well as promote the use and benefits of renewable energy.Adelgan is the founder of the Global Network for Environment and Economic Development Research (Gneeder), an NGO that that works in poor urban communities to improve quality of life, reduce air pollution and create cheap sources of domestic energy.The organisation is currently working on another power-generating project for impoverished West Africans, using cassava factory waste.Projects are based in Nigeria and Ghana at the moment, but there are plans to roll them out in other sub-Saharan countries.Keeping water cleanIn Nigeria regulation of abattoir waste is lax, and there are few facilities for water treatment. In Ibadan, the country’s second biggest city, waste from the Bodija Municipal Abattoir used to run out into open drains. These are connected to surface water sources, which resulted in severe contamination of groundwater with pathogens such as salmonella, Escherichia coli, and the deadly Rift Valley fever virus.The waste water from this abattoir has an extremely high biochemical oxygen demand, which is an indicator of organic pollution. Communities living in the area had no choice but to use the contaminated water, so the situation was desperate.“People were drinking from shallow wells,” said Adelgan in an interview, “and people in the neighbourhood were getting sick. They didn’t understand why they were getting sick.”Cows to Kilowatts started off as a collaborative project between Gneeder, the Centre for Youth, Family and the Law, and the Sustainable Ibadan project. The initial goal was merely to treat the abattoir waste in an effluent plant, rendering it less harmful to communities and the environment and preventing groundwater pollution.However, the team soon came across a related problem – the decomposing organic waste that was releasing carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. Both are greenhouse gases, but methane is 23 times more lethal in bringing about climate change than carbon dioxide.A new strategy using biogas technology was introduced. Applicable on both large and small scales, the process uses reactors to digest organic waste and convert it into low-cost energy.The three founding organisations joined up with scientists at the Biogas Technology Research Centre at Thailand’s King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi, and with funding from the UN Development Programme in Nigeria, they designed and built a pilot biogas plant in Ibadan. This uses an anaerobic fixed film digester to break down the waste. The resulting sludge is turned into high-quality organic fertiliser, and methane and carbon dioxide are collected before they can dissipate into the atmosphere and cause harm.The plant supplies around 5 400 cylinders of biogas per month, which is used for cooking, electricity generation, and to power vehicles – at just 25% of the cost of liquefied natural gas. Furthermore, the organic fertiliser is sold to farmers at a fraction of the cost of chemical fertiliser.Poor families often have to rely on kerosene, paraffin and wood for heating, cooking and light, which pollute the air in the home. By using biogas they not only improve their living conditions, but also help curb deforestation, as the demand for wood drops.Honouring innovationEstablished in 2001, the Tech Awards came about as a result of the State of the Future report, a publication of the Millennium Project of the American Council of the United Nations University. The report stated that acknowledgement of innovation through awards is a valuable tool for stimulating scientific and technological breakthroughs to improve people’s quality of life.The Tech Awards programme pays tribute to technology that enables people to live a better life. It honours 15 enterprising projects in five categories: health, education, equality, the environment, and economic development. There are three winners in each category, and the top five laureates walk away with US$50 000 (R378 717) each.Laureates are then inducted into the Tech Awards Network, which provides opportunities for learning, networking and collaboration.
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Lists#web richard macmanus Related Posts As a Web (2.0) consultant and analyst (about me), I track a variety of marketsegments and products. Luckily for me, nowadays I don’t have to do as much grunt work ongathering high level product data as I used to. There are a plethora of product lists anddata about web 2.0 companies on the Web now, unlike 12-18 months ago when I had to trackit all down myself. Of course my job as a researcher and analyst is to go much deeperthan the high level product data – I then need to turn it into practical insights,recommendations, knowledge, etc.Anyway here is (in no particular order) a list of the web 2.0 lists and other helpfulproduct data that I’ve found on the Web. I encourage you to add other sources in thecomments.Ask the eConsultant – seriouslyimpressive list of web 2.0 companies, categorized.Techcrunch product review list– organized by company name; would be great if also categorized into marketsegments.Virtual Karma “Complete List of Web 2.0 Applications” – despite the title, far fromcomplete. But scan the comments too.SacredCow Dung’s Everything Web 2.0 – fantastic list and nicely categorized.Bob Stumple’s list A-Kand L-Z –this is where Sacred Cow’s list is derived from, I think. Map of the Web 2.0 World– not comprehensive, but has interesting and unique categorizations.Mashable weblist – Pete Cashmore’smini-blog “featuring concise, opinionated reviews of Web 2.0 companies”. Would love somehigh level categorization wrapped around all the reviews.Map of RSS Vendors (categorized) –this is my own effort, helped immensely by the people who added to the wiki.categoriz – nicely categorized list, but not muchcontext around each entry.NEOBinaries – well-designed, wellcategorized and feature rich web 2.0 company/product resource; eats the 2.0 dogfood, withuser reviews and ratings, etc.Buzzshout – makes heavy use of tag cloud forcategorization. Also has reviews and user ratings.ProgrammableWeb – thelist for mashups, complete with graphs and stats analysis. This is in many ways what Iwould love to see done on the web 2.0 lists.The Museum of Modern Betas – I’m told this is a good list of beta products (and what isn’t beta in this era of the Web). Unfortunately I’ve never been able to see it, because of access issues with the domain.Library Clips meta list and Saul Weiner’s list – John Tropea and Saul also have the ‘list of lists’ thang happening.Emily Chang’s eHub – Another excellent resource and is categorized too.Web 2.0 Innovation Map – not really a list as such, but a Google Map of 2.0 startups.Web2List – the name says it all!Listable – organized by popularity.Web2.0Slides – “a self-running slide show of over 1,400 of the best Web2.0 sites.”Office 2.0 Database – nicely categorized table.I want to: – organized by user-focused tasks, e.g. “Communicate with other people; chat, email”.WWWhat’snew? – Spanish list which looks pretty comprehensive.Web 2.0 in the Enterprise – wiki by Jeff Nolan with excellent list of enterprise apps.I’m sure there are more web 2.0 lists out there which I’ve forgotten to mention, soplease add in the comments and I’ll update this post as they come in.Update 7 May 06: Added more lists based on comments. Will do moreupdates as required. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Other students on the site vote on which of these discussions are the most interesting and engaging, and, at the end of the month, those students with the most votes get scholarship money. In the month of June, CollegeNET will award $15,000 in scholarships given away to the top five candidates as awards that are either $5000, $4000, $3000, $2000, or $1000 apiece. The money for these scholarships comes from the site’s advertisers and scholarship sponsors. Looking around, it appears they already have quite a few of those on board – there are ads for the University of Phoenix, trade schools, as well as other sites that might appeal to young students including dating sites and sites that focus on college planning tools or services. To participate in CollegeNET as a candidate – that is, someone who’s seeking a scholarship – you must either be currently enrolled in a college or university or planning to attend one with a year. Voters, however, can be anyone, even the general public, just so long as they sign up for a CollegeNET account. CollegeNET’s goal in setting up this network was to provide students with an alternative way to receive scholarship money by giving them a chance to diplomatically handle the award process themselves. Seems like a much easier route than writing a lot of essays! A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… CollegeNET is a new, education-based social network where participation can lead to more tangible results than a large friends list or a lot of wall posts. Instead, the students participating online on CollegeNET can receive something a bit more rewarding: financial aid towards a college education in the form of scholarships. To receive one of the scholarships, students just have to do something they already enjoy: participate in a social network.About CollegeNETAt CollegeNET, students are encouraged to communicate and network with each other through various online forums where they get together and discuss topics that are important to them. These topics could be serious in nature – like hot-button political or religious issues, or they can be entertaining – like discussions about high school pranks or the latest from “One Tree Hill.” Reading through some of the topics currently being posted, it appears that the students are more interested in the latter. Discussions don’t appear to be very intellectual in nature – just casual conversations like you might find on any forum web site. For example, one the hottest topics right now is this list of favorite children’s books: Tags:#Product Reviews#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos jon mitchell Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Knowing when to post content to the Web can feel like a black art. It’s always procrastination time somewhere. But understanding one’s audience can yield simple and scientific insights about the best times to reach it. Balancing work and scheduling is still a lot of work, though, so Web services have cropped up to handle that effort algorithmically, letting publishers concentrate on publishing.Buffer, a service that stacks up one’s tweets and publishes them at the best times for engagement, has analyzed its user data and found some promising results. Buffer’s developers report that clicks on tweeted links increased by 200% on average after two weeks of using the scheduling app, and retweets doubled.Buffer examined a sample of 2,000 users over six weeks of Twitter usage, three before joining Buffer and three after. The study only looked at users who had tweeted at least 20 links with Buffer and 20 links before joining to ensure they were measuring link performance for active Twitter users. Co-founder Leo Widrich says a Buffer developer queried the Twitter and Bit.ly APIs for click information for users before they joined Buffer. They compared an “on-tweet average” number of clicks on Bit.ly links prior to joining Buffer with the average clicks after.Buffer handles tweet scheduling automatically, using its data to determine the best time to publish for the user’s audience. Other research has shown stark patterns in the daily routines of Web users, and services like Buffer and SocialFlow exist to handle these patterns on the publisher’s behalf. Manual tweet scheduling is an option on many Twitter clients and other third-party services, but outsourcing the effort of timing posts is not a bad option when detailed, audience-specific data are not available.How do you time your tweets, posts or other Web publishing activities? Related Posts Tags:#Social Web#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit