Sesame Street Music and Movement Story Time

HomeBriefsSesame Street Music and Movement Story Time Nov. 11, 2019 at 5:40 amBriefsEntertainmentEventsNewsSesame Street Music and Movement Story TimeGuest Author2 years agofairview librarySesame StreetStory Time Join organizers for a special musical story time celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street at the Fairview Library on Friday, November 22 at 3:30 pm. In this free, 60 minute program children ages 18 months to 5 years old will enjoy stories, puppets, singing, and dancing as well as a free Sesame Street prize for the first 50 kids.  The Fairview Library is located at 2101 Ocean Park Blvd.The Fairview Library is wheelchair-accessible. For special disabled services, call (310) 458-8681 at least one week prior to event. The Fairview Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 8,16, and 44. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.Submitted by Christa Muscatine, Youth Services LibrarianTags :fairview librarySesame StreetStory Timeshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentUCLA Health partners with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on health and wellness initiativeCrime Watch – Monday, November 11, 2019You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author11 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews13 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours ago read more

GPA hits the high notes

first_imgContainer tonnage was the primary driver of the cargo growth, which expanded by 14.4 percent year-on-year to more than 2.5 million tons (2.27 million tonnes), said GPA executive director Griff Lynch.Lynch said Savannah’s Ocean Terminal also achieved significant growth in February 2017, with a 9.2 percent increase in breakbulk cargo for the month led by linerboard, automotives, iron and steel.”A 38 percent increase in iron and steel is a good leading indicator of future growth in construction, as well as automobile and other manufacturing,” he said.Lynch also stated that GPA will commission a new neo-Panamax ship-to-shore crane at its Garden City Terminal in Savannah this week, in order to serve to the larger vessels calling at the terminal; three more will be brought online in mid-April. A separate, USD45.3 million order will bring four more cranes to the terminal in 2018, bringing the number of cranes available to 30.  GPA executive director, Griff Lynchwww.gaports.comlast_img read more

CMA CGM handles yacht shipment

first_imgOn behalf of Aurora Yacht Logistics, seven motor yachts were loaded onto the CMA CGM container vessel, Petronia, for transportation on its Panama service.Six of the yachts were loaded as breakbulk at Brisbane and one at Sydney. They were all secured on steel cradles on the bed of 40 ft flatracks.The yachts ranged between 12 m to 24 m in length.www.cma-cgm.comlast_img

Countdown to Election Day rolls on

first_imgEarly Voting numbers through ten days total 3,588.  Tuesday’s total early vote was 362. Early Voting hours today are 9 am until 4 pm at Jacksboro and 9 am to 2 pm at Jellico.  SEE the full ballot HERE.  With just over a week until the voters of Campbell County solidify their choices, plans are underway for candidates to have watch parties as the results come in from the polls. WLAF wants to know where you will be celebrating. Email the location of your party to [email protected], and we will acknowledge you on the air.So far, Aaron Evans, Brian Younce, Jeffrey Miller, and Marvin Rutherford have let us know where they will be.WLAF will have reporters at the precincts and the election commission in order to provide you with the most comprehensive reporting of Election 2018. Coverage of the election will begin at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 2. Returns and on air interviews will be televised live over WLAF-TV 12 and www.1450wlaf.com as well as live radio coverage over AM 1450 and FM 100.9, Facebook and Twitter.Coverage over WLAF is made possible in part by Dave’s Lawn Mower Parts, C & L Furniture, First National Bank, Gray Insurance Agency, Robbins Guttering, JCR Construction, Peoples Bank of the South, David Bales Buick-GMC, La Follette Utilities Board, Terry’s Pharmacy, State Farm Agent Tabatha Smith, and Powell-Clinch Utility District.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/25/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Future of long-range flying – no economy seats?

first_imgIs the future of long-range flying no economy seats. That is the question when Singapore Airlines re-launches its Singapore to New York non-stop this Thursday as there are no economy seats on the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight.And on many other airlines, economy seats are being reduced on long-range aircraft as more premium economy seats are added with passengers demanding more comfort as fares drop relative to earnings.The cost of an economy fare in 2000 now buys premium economy with all its comforts and frills.And more and more airlines are installing Economy X or Economy plus to cater for travelers desires for more comfort.Airbus specially developed its A350-900 for the Singapore to New York route, and it is fitted with a luxurious interior with only 67 business class seats and 94 premium economy seats.The A350-900ULR will cover the 16,700km from Changi Airport to Newark Liberty International airport in New Jersey in 18hr 45 minutes.READ more on the future of flyingSEE our video “Dispelling the myths of flying.”LEARN about 747’s 50 wonderful yearsThat flight is 2,230km longer than the Qantas Perth to London non-stop route launched in March this year.The first flight, SQ 22 takes off on October 11 at 11.35pm and arrives in New Jersey at 6am Friday morning.The route will initially be served three times a week, departing Singapore on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.FutureSingapore Airlines premium economy on the A380Daily operations will commence a week later after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service.Travel agents are reporting that the service is popular, which follows on from Qantas’s experience on the Perth to London non-stop which is 92 percent full and 94 percent in the premium cabins.Singapore Airlines has teamed up with Canyon Ranch, one of the world’s premier integrative wellness brands, to create special cuisines and rest and relaxation programs, to enhance the long flight.Canyon Ranch has developed science-based strategies for improved sleep, exercise and stretching, as well as new, nutrition-focused menus for the ultra-long flight.The A350 is similar to the Boeing 787 used by Qantas is being made of a composite structure which enables a lower cabin altitude and higher humidity to reduce the impact of jet lag.For the long flight there are two sets of pilots and after the arrival in the US, they have three days off before the return flight. And before the A350 sets off from Singapore they must have had 48 hours off.Looking after the passengers will be 13 cabin crew and these crews get four hours off during the flight.And to ensure everyone is entertained Singapore Airlines has added 200 hours of movies and TV content to its over 1000 hours of content.In premium economy, passengers will get three meals during the flight, while business class will get two larger meals and a non-stop refreshment menu throughout the flight.last_img read more

For Brevity’s Sake: NextStop, Twitter for Activities Launches

first_imgTags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshirocenter_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Created by former Google employees Carl Sjorgreen and Adrian Graham, privately funded San Francisco-based Nextstop launched this morning to help thrill seekers, tourists and foodies find the concise recommendations they need to plan their daily excursions. At first glance, Nextstop may appear like an amalgamation of crowd-sourced review site Yelp, Yahoo’s event site Upcoming and travel listing site Dopplr; however, the site has two major differences – recommendations are positive and can only contain a maximum of 160 characters. Nextstop hopes to remove the presence of rants and emotional weather reports from the discovery process. The company’s commitment to brevity and positive discovery ensures that recommendations stay relevant and therefore more conducive to search than some earlier review-space predecessors. In other words, Nextstop is scaling back the capabilities of user-generated content for the sake of utility. You might actually find a good Chinese restaurant on your first try. In addition to the limitation/feature of the 160 character count, Nextstop’s contributors reap the benefits of Google’s APIs as each recommendation is met with automatic address and image suggestions. And like any child of the 2.0 era, what would a recommendation site be without Facebook and Twitter and blog integration? Nextstop also sponsors community Challenges to encourage new recommendations. Challenges generally consist of top 5 lists with recommendations on everything from hot spots in Salt Lake City to vegetarian restaurants in New York. Upon completion of many of these challenges, Nextstop makes a donation to a local charity in the area of the recommendation. To complete a challenge in your city visit nextstop.com/communitychallenges.last_img read more

5+ Ways Entrepreneurs are Different from Everyone Else

first_imgSuccessful entrepreneurs are really smart. Just look at Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, guys who could get a lobotomy and still do your math homework. But intelligence is not the defining characteristic of successful entrepreneurship. Instead, the secret is a more prosaic quality: good old-fashioned stick-to-itiveness.That’s the conclusion reached by Carol Tice, author of How They Started: How 25 Good Ideas Became Great Companies. Tice says entrepreneurs are different from other folks.Not Fazed by Failure“When a normal person starts a business and it fails, they go get a job,” she explains. “Whereas an entrepreneur says, ‘That was interesting, and I learned a lot of great stuff.’ Failure doesn’t faze them. They figure out what they did wrong and what to do right the next time.”Successful startup founders are also able to figure out what they’re doing wrong while they’re doing it – and start doing something else fast.Take, Twitter, for example. It began as a podcasting platform called Odeo. But when Apple launched iTunes, CEO Evan Williams saw immediately that Odeo was DOA, so he told his 13 employees to start thinking of other ideas. A guy named Jack Dorsey developed a status-updating app called Twttr – and the rest is #history.“Great entrepreneurs think on the fly and shift on a dime,” says Tice, whose book includes case studies of tech companies including eBay, LinkedIn and Zynga, along with nontech businesses such as Chipotle, Whole Foods and Spanx. “Quite often the big thing is not the thing they set out to do originally. But they have the brilliance to recognize the big thing when it does come along.” Tags:#start#StartUp 101#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Confident, Brash and CockyTo do that – abandon an idea on which you’ve hung your hopes, your dreams and your credit card balance – takes chutzpah. And this is another quality Tice noted in the people she covers in her book. “There’s a brashness and cockiness to all these entrepreneurs, even when they’re nobodies and their companies are nothing.”Trip Hawkins, the guy behind Electronic Arts – which now employs 7,600 people and made $677 million profit in 2010 – started out by reverse engineering games on the Sega platform, even though he had no permission to do so and quickly attracted the attention of Sega’s legal team. “But he played a game of brinksmanship and said, ‘I’ll do this with or without you, so why don’t you cut me an awesome deal?’ And they did,” Tice says.You need that kind of confidence to deliver on perhaps the most important characteristic of successful entrepreneurs: a willingness to devote everything they have to their ideas.“There’s a work ethic to all these great companies that’s just incredible,” Tice marvels. “They push the limits of what humans are capable of. Everybody has read The Four-Hour Workweek and they think they can press a button and make bazillions. But the part Tim Ferris left out is that you work your tail off for two or three years nonstop around the clock, you have no life, your wife divorces you, your friends leave you and then, if you’re really lucky, the thing you’re working on actually works. And then the money pours in.” tim devaney and tom stein 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Liverani: Lecce need to be ‘carefree’

first_imgFabio Liverani believes Lecce must be “carefree” in their approach if they are to spring a surprise against Juventus tomorrow. Juve are heavy favourites to beat Lecce, given they are at home and remain the dominant force in Serie A, but Liverani – who must serve a touchline ban on Saturday – is upbeat about his side’s chances. “I won’t be on the field but I’m not bitter about it, even I certainly won’t like not being there,” the Coach said at a Press conference. “I accept the ban that I received after the match against Milan, even if I don’t agree with it. “As for whether Juve will rotate, everyone looks at their own first. The Bianconeri have a squad that can manage any game because they have valid options in every position. “Above all, those who have played less could give something more. Whether Ronaldo is there or not doesn’t change anything. “We’ll certainly enter the field with that bit of carefreeness, which you need in games like these. “We’re only thinking about our guarantees and the collective because we know we can’t match them individually. “We mustn’t think about who we’ll be facing, only that we’ll continue on our way. The group can push us beyond this obstacle. My players can stick together even more when they face difficulties.” The Salentini have yet to win at home this season, so is the ex-Lazio midfielder concerned? “Points count, not where we get them: I don’t look at these things. “I have plenty of forward options and I’ll make my considerations.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Police thrillers: Khaki is the newest hue in Bollywood

first_imgGANGAAJAL: In Prakash Jha’s film, Ajay Devgan dons the uniform and plays an honest officer who takes on the baddiesViolence reverberates through the grimy, paan-stained corridors of Mumbai’s Directorate of Technical Education. Its majestic Indo-Saracenic central hall doubling as a post office after working hours is littered with broken furniture,GANGAAJAL: In Prakash Jha’s film, Ajay Devgan dons the uniform and plays an honest officer who takes on the baddiesViolence reverberates through the grimy, paan-stained corridors of Mumbai’s Directorate of Technical Education. Its majestic Indo-Saracenic central hall doubling as a post office after working hours is littered with broken furniture because Akshay Kumar in police uniform is trading filmi punches with Ajay Devgan.A biff and a bang later, director Rajkumar Santoshi yells “cut”, ending the pantomime on the sets of one of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters, Khakee. The days Santoshi spent as chief assistant director to Govind Nihalani, tramping through the city’s police stations to recreate the filthy rooms and the rough police speak in the classic Ardh Satya, have stood him in good stead. The star-spangled Khakee, he promises, will be Bollywood’s closest look at the men in the force. Amitabh Bachchan is the honest IPS officer, Devgan the bad guy, Akshay is crooked and comic, and Tusshar Kapoor is the rookie. Trouble is there are a dozen films waiting in the wings, each promising to do just that. Not all of them have Khakee’s stellar line-up, but they collectively have more than Rs 100 crore riding on their back and a range of actors – from the Union shipping minister to a superbrat – in dust brown fabric packing a pistol. From Sunny Deol who grew a beard to play a rustic Sikh constable dispatched to New York in Jo Bole So Nihal to Nana Patekar playing a hardened encounter specialist in the Ram Gopal Varma factory’s Ab Tak Chappan. The call of duty has attracted even bad boy Salman Khan who, sample this for sheer irony, marched straight to the sets in starched uniform after being jailed for nearly a fortnight for mowing down a pavement dweller. Producer Sunil Mehta hasn’t decided what to call the Rs 25 crore film-Satyameva Jayate or Garv- but swears it is “Salman’s best performance till date”. Actors, evidently, are in short supply for such heavy duty acting. advertisementSATYAMEVA JAYATE Or may be Garv. The Khan brothers Salman Khan (right) and Arbaaz Khan team up as policemenShool’s steely officer Manoj Bajpai reprises the role in two films-Pankuj Parashar’s Inteqam and Mehul Kumar’s Jaago, based on the true story of a rape in a Mumbai local train. Three Khakee stars are doing double-shifts as law enforcers in other films-Devgan has just played Gangaajal’s upright officer while Bachchan hops sets to play policeman in Dev, Santoshi’s one-time mentor Govind Nihalani’s film. Akshay Kumar, who plays a conscientious officer in the Madhur Bhandarkar-directed Aan, sits in crisp uniform amid Khakee’s chaos and confesses with the frankness of a child in a candy store, “I read both scripts at around the same time, both were exciting.” The film’s other hero, Union Minister for Shipping Shatrughan Sinha, had to seek prime ministerial approval, no less, to don greasepaint and khaki. But producer Firoz A. Nadiadwala believes his Weapon of Mass Distraction will be Paresh Rawal who sparked off laugh riots in Hera Pheri. His barbs as the bribe-taking constable are specially penned by Neeraj Vora. Bollywood, used to herd-mentality, is dumb founded by the khaki deluge. “This hasn’t happened in the industry before, but it is no trend,” says trade analyst Amod Mehra. “Santoshi, Varma and Nihalani are serious film-makers, not proposal makers.” Varma wanted to make a film on the encounter specialists in the Mumbai Police. “They get a strange sense of achievement in numbers,” he says, explaining his film’s title, Ab Tak Chappan. “But each statistic represents a dead criminal. It is macabre.” After the superlative Ardh Satya and Drohkaal comes Dev where Nihalani realises his “ambition to work with Bachchan”. He won’t call it the last of his police trilogy but a “story of two friends who happen to be policemen”. DEV: In his third police film, Govind Nihalani (centre) fulfils his dream of working with Amitabh Bachchan (left) and casts him opposite the peerless Om PuriAs an after thought, he says it may be “the Ardh Satya for the new millennium”. Anurag Kashyap, scriptwriter of Shool and Satya, who is to direct Black Friday, a police procedural film on the 1993 Bombay blasts, and Allwyn Kalicharan on a corrupt policeman, Anil Kapoor, in a dystopic Delhi of 2015, explains the police obsession: “It is a fascination for the cop- and crime-genre and people who have the power to do the unthinkable and change lives.”Mumbai policemen are a richly mined vein- encounter specialist sub-inspector Daya Nayak inspires characters in Aan, Ab Tak Chappan and Kagaar while Kay Kay plays Additional Commissioner Rakesh Maria in Black Friday. In these all-male films, women are adornments-recruited for oomph, as Lara Dutta is in Aan, or to play a suffering wife like Gracy Singh in Gangaajal. Unless, of course, it is a policewoman played by Sushmita Sen in Samay, a serial-killer flick. “She is the woman in control,” says director Robby Grewal. The khaki wave even promises to do the unthinkable-be authentic. Former police commissioner M.N. Singh, who had a hitlist of films that showed his department in poor light, had to eat his words when he mistook Akshay Kumar-sporting a close crop and in a uniform stitched by the Mumbai Police’s official tailor-for one of his men at the mahurat of Aan. Designer Anna Singh saw her home deluged with bales of brown fabric when she agreed to design uniforms, over a 1,000 of them, for Santoshi’s film. “He is a perfectionist and wanted all the policemen dressed in the same shade of khaki,” says Singh. Bachchan’s IPS uniform had to be aged by 10 years by washing it every day for two months. Onscreen, however, khaki is the newest hue.advertisementlast_img read more

Gundy Chasing Stoops for All-Time Big 12 Wins Record

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. When Bob Stoops abruptly stepped down from his perch atop the Big 12 earlier this summer, there were countless columns written about the implications as it relates to the Big 12. Which team might be best equipped to take advantage of Stoops’ sudden departure in the 2017 season? Which coach could step up and become the new face of the Big 12 conference?Since you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your vote is likely Mike Gundy – the third-longest tenured college football head coach with the same team. But many others unrelated to OSU would likely vote Gundy, too. The mulleted-man has finished the season in the shadow of Stoops more times than he’d care to admit, and it’s always felt like his biggest road block to becoming the cream of the conference has been the pesky Stoops-led Sooners.AdChoices广告With Bob gone, Gundy’s mullet campaign of 2017 has been the talk of the conference. He’s been comfortable giving his opinion on topics varying from butch wax to college football playoff expectations for a team prepared to make a run at a Big 12 title. So becoming the face of the conference? That’s been effortless, to this point. The mullet has done all the talking. But it’s yet to be determined if his team is the one best equipped to take advantage of the Stoops-sized void left in Norman.Perhaps the biggest shadow to chase of all in Stoops’ absence is one that may never be tackled: Stoops’ all-time conference win achievement.At 50, can Gundy catch Stoops on the all-time Big 12 conference win list? That’s a projection I’m not ready to make – especially because it’s a question that may not be answered for a decade. But it’s a fascinating hypothetical, no less.Stoops stepped down from OU with a 190-48 record with the Sooners, and the record Gundy could chase – his Big 12 conference win total – is a steep goal to reach with a 121-29 mark.Gundy is only slightly more than halfway there with a 63-39 record in league play as head coach.If Gundy were to continue his winning pace he’s been on since 2010 in conference (averaging 6.28 wins per season), it would take him 10 more seasons to eclipse Stoops’ mark. And that’s cutting it mighty close just based on his own timeline he has in his head.“I don’t think I’ll coach when I’m 60,” Gundy said earlier this summer. “I don’t have the energy. It takes a ton of energy in the world today to run all over the place like you do. Go grab food, go do an interview and drive home late at night and go watch a game. It’s the same thing for us. Go to work early, deal with all the stuff you deal with – with 135 players, talk to the media, recruit, talk to kids.”Of course, winning 6.28 games on average in conference per year is a crazy good pace. It’s a pace that would ensure his Cowboys would remain in contention for Big 12 titles on a near-annual basis, meaning Gundy wouldn’t have a cloud of mediocrity over his head in this scenario. But let’s just assume he loses some steam halfway to 60, and goes through a rough patch. Where, then, might Gundy land? And could he supplant Stoops?Again, a hypothetical. But if Gundy can exorcise his demons with OU this season, I think OSU football could be on the verge of turning a new leaf. That is, if Gundy’s up for the challenge.“Every year, it gets a little more difficult whether you have enough energy to do what it takes to be successful,” said Gundy.last_img read more