Valley business leader to head kids’ museum

first_img“What excites me is that we are clearly so close to having completed a state-of-the art building that needs to have exciting exhibits that will create enthusiasm in children,” she said. “There will be wonderful themes. The museum is uniquely Los Angeles.” Museum officials have been reluctant to set a completion date, saying the high cost of steel, along with low contributions, have caused delays. An opening was scheduled for this fall, but could now come in spring 2008, museum officials have said. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “A lot of very strong names floated around, but we chose her based upon her solid experience in the Valley and her absolute commitment in getting this done,” Roos said. “There was just a zest and enthusiasm and a can-do attitude that she gave off that enthralled us. She has a presence, the background, the social business relationships that you need in a CEO.” Co-chairman Bruce Corwin said Glassman’s ties to the Valley will ultimately become the museum’s greatest asset. “Cecilia Glassman’s passion for the children of Los Angeles, combined with her business acumen and past success promoting quality-of-life initiatives within our community, make her the ideal person to lead the Children’s Museum through this critical phase of its development,” Corwin said. Married with two children, Glassman is regarded as a prominent real estate development and management executive. A major part of her duties as chief executive officer includes approving and hiring contractors to finish the exhibits within the 57,000-square-foot facility. LAKE VIEW TERRACE – Hoping to re-energize efforts to complete the Los Angeles Children’s Museum before another deadline comes and goes, museum officials named a new leader Friday who has deep ties to the San Fernando Valley’s business and community sectors. Cecilia Aguilera Glassman, 49, whose r sum lists involvement in several city commissions from combating illiteracy to working under former Mayor Richard Riordan, was chosen to fill a spot left vacant by Executive Director Mark Dierking. Dierking was forced to leave for failing to raise $14 million needed to complete the $52 million museum near Hansen Dam. Museum board co-chairman Mike Roos called Glassman’s appointment the best decision the board will make the entire year. last_img read more

Liverpool to get £14m for Borini? Football has totally lost the plot!

first_img Fabio Borini Every summer there is always one transfer which leaves football fans shocked.Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to West Ham and many more have left supporters astounded and it appears this transfer window will be the same – although maybe not for the right reasons.Fabio Borini had a decent – but nothing more – loan spell with Sunderland last year after Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers decided the player needed first-team football.But now the Mackems have decided to shell out a staggering £14million on the forward, who scored seven Premier League goals last season and it has left supporters around the globe completely stunned.Check out all the reaction to the deal here… 1last_img

Reports – Everton striker Romelu Lukaku wanted by Italian giants Juventus

first_img1 Everton striker Romelu Lukaku Juventus are lining up a summer move for Everton star Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in Italy.The Turin giants have been long-term admirers of the Belgian striker and have been impressed with his strike rate so far this term.Lukaku has scored seven goals in just 12 Premier League outings this season and Everton are reportedly bracing themselves for offers.And now, according to Sportitalia, Juve could make their move as early as next summer, with the future of their frontman Alvaro Morata still unclear.The Spaniard has been linked with a return to his former club Real Madrid, who have a buy-back option on the striker, and Juve are already considering replacements should he leave.And Lukaku is said to be top of their list but they would have to break the bank to land the 22-year-old, who is under contract at Goodison Park until 2019.last_img read more


first_imgA leading Donegal tax-adviser has warned the collection of the household charge will be used to target landlords not paying tax from rental and investment properties.Michael Coll of Letterkenny-based The Tax Clinic has said the non-declaration of rental income is a huge issue for the Revenue Commissioners.They will now be using the database from the collection of the household charge to arm themselves with vital information. And he warned there is now reports that there are door-to-door checks on landlords complying…or not complying!“Landlords have been cited as a target, with the mention of door-to-door checks in housing estates where it’s known that there are lots of rented houses.“It is suspected that many landlords don’t register with the Private Residential Tenancies Board and don’t pay tax on the income.“Revenue may also be interested in the source of funds used to purchase their rental property and may wish to verify that the tax has been applied as required to such income,” he added. Michael says that during the boom years many people bought second properties in Ireland and abroad.“These are now generating a rental income which they are obliged to declare on an annual Tax Return,” he said.However he says that help is on hand for people who can claim back against a raft of payments.“On a positive note there are many allowable expenses that can help reduce any potential tax bill such as, Mortgage Interest, Insurance, Repairs & Maintenance etc.”To find out more log onto www.thetaxclinic.ie or call to their offices at 40 The Port Road Letterkenny. HOUSEHOLD CHARGE DATABASE TO BE USED TO TARGET LANDLORDS – DONEGAL TAX EXPERT was last modified: April 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HOUSEHOLD CHARGEMichael CollThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more

‘New’ Judas story just revisionist fluff

first_imgThe simple fact is that Gnostic groups were never as widely popular as revisionists would have us believe. They weren’t even a cohesive movement, but a variety of groups who held several views in common, among them that creation itself is evil; the body is a hindrance, a mere vessel for the spirit; women especially are corrupt. “The Gospel of Judas” is no different. Written very late to be considered in any way authoritative, it also faces the unique difficulty that its supposed source, Judas, killed himself. I suppose that Judas conceivably could have thrown the 30 silver coins back in Caiaphas’ face, stopped off for coffee, and written down or related the “real” events of the previous week before going off to hang himself, but I find myself strangely skeptical on this point. But loose facts and logic never stopped a good story. Maybe Tom Hanks will be available for this movie, too: “Life is like a box of bad chocolates. You never know when one will turn on you.” Tad Cronn is a writer and speaker from West Hills. Write to him by e-mail at tadcronn@yahoo.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Attention, conspiracy theorists: We are happy to announce the next New York Times best seller, “The Gospel of Judas.” Soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. Wait, scratch that last part; that’s “The Da Vinci Code.” A newly translated codex that scholars purport to be the long-lost “Gospel of Judas” is supposedly shaking up traditional views of Christianity by depicting Judas as Jesus’ best friend who was only following Jesus’ orders when he sold out to the authorities. “Judas the hero” is the headline of the day for TV, radio, Web sites and newspapers. The appropriate response from Christians should be a collective yawn. The earliest mention of a “Gospel of Judas” comes from St. Irenaeus, circa 180 A.D. Irenaeus refers to members of a Gnostic sect calling themselves Cainites. In their gospel, according to Irenaeus, Judas was portrayed as a man who knew secret “truths” that led him to betray Jesus. Part of the newly completed translation says of Judas in relation to the other disciples: “But you will exceed all of them. For you will sacrifice the man that clothes me.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSo, far from betrayer, Judas is the enabler, even a hero. Holy plot twist! Actually, it’s just typical Gnostic fluff, but this story will have legs for the same reason “The Da Vinci Code” became a best-seller. Both are suited perfectly to take advantage of the public’s ignorance of history. There are plenty of Gnostic so-called “gospels” floating around, most of them claiming to relate the “real story” about some aspect of Jesus’ life. This was the inspiration for “The Da Vinci Code” and “Holy Blood, Holy Grail” years before it. According to Bible revisionists, these widely accepted gospels were excised from the Bible by closed-minded men at the Council of Nicaea who forced people to accept the radical notion that Jesus the Son and the Father were one. Reality check: The Council of Nicaea dealt with the issue of Arianism, which denied that Jesus and the Father were equal. Of the 250-300 bishops present, only a few opposed the Nicaean Creed as it was formulated. Their opposition was to the use of wording that was not in the Bible, though not to the ideas expressed in the creed. The other burning issue at this gathering of radicals? When to celebrate Easter. No editing. No burning of heretics. No suppression. The bishops simply expressed what was already accepted, centuries-old doctrine. last_img read more

€128M broadband investment to connect 32,000 Donegal homes and businesses

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has said the 12 rural spots to host special new hubs for broadband across the county will be a game changer.The Minister for Education and Skills revealed the locations after a Cabinet meeting where his Government colleague and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Energy Richard Bruton got sign-off on the National Broadband Plan.Minister McHugh said: “High speed Internet in rural areas is investing in people and communities for the future. “It will help people work from home, access services and generally make lives easier.”The National Broadband Plan kicks off in the new year with work to connect fibre optic cables to broadband connection points in community settings such as GAA clubs, community centres and public libraries. The community hubs will all be connected by the end of next year.In Donegal about €128m is being invested to connect 32,130 homes, farms and businesses thanks to the National Broadband Plan.Minister McHugh said: “Twelve of the special hubs are in Donegal. They will give people in rural areas access to free broadband while they await a high-speed connection to their own home or business. “They will make a tremendous difference to life in rural Donegal – in homes, schools, businesses and farms and in healthcare and other day to day services. They are a real signal of intent by this Government to support and sustain rural life and to help communities thrive.”The 12 locations in Donegal for the special rural broadband hubs are:* Carnowen Presbyterian Hall, Raphoe* Cranford Coole Community Centre, Cranford* Dunree Military Museum, Fort Dunree, Buncrana* Glenveagh National Park* Leghowney Community Centre* Malin Head* Meenreagh Hostel, Killygordon* Rathlin Knitwear, Glenn Cholm Cille* Ray Athletics Club, Ray, Milford* Amharchlann Ghaoth Dobhair* Comharchumann Oileán Thorai* Westbic, Ballymoon, KilcarMinister McHugh said: “The National Broadband Plan is an investment for the future. In the coming years small and rural schools up and down the county will see a massive difference. It will allow teachers access to materials and information in a way that was not possible before.“And I am using this hugely important decision by Government to call on multinationals, tech companies and other employers in big cities and urban areas to start planning now for bases in the regions. “This is a once in a generation opportunity to bring new industry and enterprise to Donegal over the next five years, to complement the hugely successful homegrown industries and fin-tech services that are employing thousands. And they can do this with the knowledge of first class, fibre optic, futureproofed broadband.Minister McHugh added: “When you break it down into the 300 areas where the Government is stepping in to invest in high speed internet, the reality is that it’s hugely beneficial and a solid investment in communities of the future.“It is a good deal for rural Ireland. It’s a powerful investment for the next generation and generations to come. It’s going to be life changing, just like rural electrification. And it’s going to provide new opportunities for people living and working outside our main towns and villages.“It’s quite simply a game changer for rural Ireland and I am proud to be part of the Government that’s delivering it. “People will see the difference that it’s making when they begin to see the hubs opening and they begin to use the high speed broadband. And that will happen in the coming months.”€128M broadband investment to connect 32,000 Donegal homes and businesses was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalinvestmentroadbandlast_img read more

Gorman Heritage Farm tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122 acre working farm and outdoor education center with a history dating back to 1835. Tour the farm’s three original buildings (the Farmhouse, Spring House, and Bank barn), explore the gardens, and meet the farm’s friendly animals.Before the tour, learn about biochar during a workshop that will include a visit to the farm’s biochar kiln to see how its produced and to the composting area and market garden to see the application steps. Discover the many benefits of biochar, including improving soil structure, water retention, and beneficial microbial growth.Registration: Pre-registration is required for both both events and space is limited to 40 people each. To register for the free farm tour, email kgetz@gormanfarm.org by July 1. The biochar workshop costs $15. To register, click here.last_img read more

LEED Can Help Fix the Water Problem

first_imgWhile news reports have recently focused on California Governor Jerry Brown’s executive order, in response to that state’s long-running drought, seeking to reduce overall water use by 25 percent, there may be more to be learned from how the small Town of Hampstead in Maryland responded to its own water crisis in 2008.Despite the fact that the U.S. uses less water than it did in 1980, availability of potable water is increasingly an issue. According to the EPA, at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages this year.In 2008, the 6,323 people residing in the Town of Hampstead, for the first time since it was incorporated in 1888, were experiencing severe water stress. The town considered restricting water use and faced a moratorium on all new building. The town commissioners sought a proven response that was easy to articulate and that could be readily and quickly implemented.With the town water system running out of water, the town created a Groundwater Conservation District “encouraging environmentally sensitive and sustainable ‘green’ design and construction methods, minimizing impervious surface, maximizing groundwater recharge and protecting the aquifer.”Within that District, outdoor watering and irrigation was strictly prohibited. Washing of cars, boats, campers, windows, and the like, was prohibited except by a hose equipped with a flow-restricting device. No need to reinvent the wheelUsing LEED as a tool to restrict water use obviated the need to create some new regulatory scheme from scratch. The ordinance met with little, if any, negative comment because most accepted that government has a proper role in responding to a crisis and, in part, because the plumbing industry was familiar with LEED. And that projects need only be LEED “certifiable” and not actually certified ameliorated the concern that LEED, a voluntary third-party rating system, was being misused.The LEED water reduction prerequisite and credits provide an ideal tool for reducing water use. Carefully drafted, LEED can provide the standards, in an ordinance, for restricting water use. More simply put, LEED can be the ideal liquidity strategy. Fixing leaky pipes was keyCognizant that every six days, U.S. water utilities lose an entire day’s water from leaking pipes, the town started an aggressive program of locating and fixing leaks, including offering a bounty of up to a $9,000 credit on water bills to customers who located a water leak on their property.And by ordinance 2008-449, Hampstead Town Code 135-150 was amended to provide:Any new building or structure shall comply with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for silver certification or a standard deemed equivalent by the Commission. The developer shall be responsible for the cost of the Town hiring a consultant to certify that the site plans and construction drawings conform to the LEED or other approved environmental standard. The Commission may establish a higher standard if deemed appropriate by the Commission.The ordinance was tied to LEED 2009 NC which included for the first time WEp1 as a prerequisite; WEp1 stipulates that all projects must reduce water use by at least 20 percent. And by requiring that projects be certifiable at the Silver level, land owners were encouraged to pursue credit WEc2, where a 30 percent reduction in water use garners two points, with up to four points available for a 40 percent reduction.Owners were also advised to pursue credit WEc1 which is available for a 50 percent reduction in potable water use for irrigation.center_img Stuart Kaplow, an environmental attorney, is legal counsel and past chair of the U.S. Green Building Council Maryland. This post originally appeared on April 5 at Green Building Law Update.last_img read more

Relinking Audio and Stock Music in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgFollow this useful tutorial for relinking your stock music and audio in Final Cut Pro X – a great workflow for testing out music in your video editing project. Relinking audio files is a quick and easy way to test out music in your video editing project or replace low resolution audio files with a full resolution versions.Some production music libraries like Premiumbeat.com give you the option to download a preview file to try out in your project before purchasing.  So, let’s say you’ve downloaded the preview, inserted it into your video editing project and created a rough cut of the video to the preview audio track.Once you get client approval on the music choice you will want to go ahead and buy a high resolution version of the audio file to replace in your project…but you certainly don’t want to have to recut the music.  This is where simply “relinking” the music comes in handy.  Final Cut Pro X has a ‘relink event clips to media files‘ function, that will change the referenced audio file while preserving all edits, settings and adjustments.In the following video tutorial I show you how to easily swap referenced files in your Final Cut Pro X video editing projects – an essential tip for working with demo versions of stock or production music:last_img read more

India U-17 submit squad for World Cup

first_imgIndia U17 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup: India announce final 21-member squad Goal Last updated 2 years ago 22:30 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) India U17 nike jersey India U17 U17 World Cup Luis Norton de Matos has finally selected the 21 boys who will carry the hopes of 1.3 billion people when India make its bow on the world stage… Hosts India have announced their 21-man squad for the 2017 FIFA Under 17 World Cup, on Thursday.Head coach Luis Norton de Matos submitted the list of players who will get the golden opportunity to don the blue shirt and represent India in the finals of a FIFA competition for the very first time, and that too, as hosts.Come next month, the India U17 team will rub shoulders with their contemporaries on the world stage after months of rigorous training and exposure trips abroad. While most of this squad had been first drafted in by former coach Nicolai Adam, there have been a few inclusions after Luis Norton de Matos’ arrival earlier this year.Led by Amarjit Singh Kiyam, the Colts in Group A will face the United States of America on the opening day of the event, which begins on 6 October. Colombia and Ghana are the two other teams which make up the group. India will play its group games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital, New Delhi.Amarjit Singh Kiyam FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 India U17 trainingThe list of the 21 selected players follows below:GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Gill, Sunny Dhaliwal; Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing DEFENDERS: Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin, Hendry Antonay, Namit Deshpande;MIDFIELDERS: Suresh Singh, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Abhijit Sarkar, Komal Thatal, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Md. Shahjahan;FORWARDS: Rahim Ali, Aniket Jadhav.This selection of India U17 players is the first to have received such an extensive amount of monetary and technical support, far greater than any age-group national teams in the country. Head coach Luis Norton de Matos, who only took over the reins of the team in March 2017, will guide the young guns into what will be India’s maiden tryst with FIFA competition’s finals, creating a new landmark, putting India on the footballing map at last.last_img read more