Police looking for leads in fatal hit-and-run

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Just after midnight Dec. 21, he used his cane, which doubled as a folding chair, to sit in the middle of Laurel Canyon Boulevard just north of Maclay Street. At 12:15 a.m., he was struck by a black Nissan Altima which, witnesses said, was driving erratically down the street. After hitting Jung, the driver turned down San Fernando Mission road toward San Fernando and never stopped. Hours later, Jung died at a local hospital. On Tuesday, police asked the public for help solving the hit and run. “This is a tragedy,” said LAPD Capt. Ron Marbrey, commanding officer of the Valley Traffic Division. “The driver of this vehicle did not call for an ambulance. He did not call police. He did not have the decency to stop and call for help. He left Mr. Jung on the street, critically wounded. We’re asking for the public’s help so we can bring closure for this family.” Police also warned pedestrians to be more careful crossing the street, particularly senior citizens. From 2003-05, 94 pedestrians were killed in the San Fernando Valley while crossing a street, and 31 of them were seniors. Although the numbers have dropped during that span – 37 such incidents in 2003, 25 in 2004 and 22 in 2005 – police have seen a spike this year. Four seniors have been killed while crossing a street in 2006, up from two through the same span last year, Marbrey said. VAN NUYS – Molly Jung will always remember her grandfather’s wide grin that greeted her at his Mission Hills home. “He’d always have a warm smile on, and he’d welcome me,” said Molly, one of seven grandchildren of Hyun Jong Jung. “He was just a jolly old man.” Although recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Hyun Jong Jung, 83, was usually pretty sharp. He’d remember names and faces most of the time, his granddaughter said, but he’d occasionally slip into a bad spell. On Dec. 20, he had one of those spells. He left home about noon to play bingo and checkers with friends at a local senior center. He was supposed to return home a few hours later. He never did. “… This year, the numbers are going in the opposite direction,” Marbrey said. “We want to put an end to that.” Molly Jung is more concerned about finding the man responsible for her grandfather’s death. She cried several times Tuesday while speaking about him. Her grandmother and the victim’s widow, Sam Soon Jung, clutched Molly’s arms before breaking down in tears. Police helped her inside, away from the media, to continue to mourn. “I’m not angry at the man who struck my grandfather,” Molly Jung said. “My grandfather was sick with Alzheimer’s and sitting in the road. But he shouldn’t have died that day. “It was right before the holidays. I was excited to come home and spend time with him. It’s the saddest thing.” Police said they believe the Altima was a black 2002 to 2005 model. The passenger-side mirror was torn off in the collision. Anyone with information on the crime can call Valley Traffic detectives at (818) 756-8391. — Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 546-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com160Want 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

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Monchengladbach ‘hopeful’ of keeping Chelsea starlet Andreas Christensen

first_imgBorussia Monchengladbach are desperate to keep Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen beyond the end of this season.The 20-year-old is halfway through a two-year loan spell at the German club, where he has caught the eye with some impressive displays.Chelsea are expected to integrate the Denmark international into the first-team when he returns next summer and the coaching staff at Stamford Bridge have high hopes for the youngster.However, Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl hasn’t given up hope of keeping Christensen a little longer.“It will be a hard task but I am hopeful that we can do it,” Eberl told Sky Deutschland.“We probably won’t buy him but maybe there’s another way. And even if he has only been with us for two years, that would be a great story.” Andreas Christensen [left] in action for Borussia Monchengladbach 1last_img read more

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Carragher laughs at Chelsea history, forgotten kits and a funny Wenger rap

first_img What is the best local derby in football? 1 As part of the build up to the New Year, talkSPORT reveals the most popular content on talkSPORT.com for every month of 2016…BEST OF TALKSPORT.COM: APRIL 2016MOST READ1. Football clubs as Game of Thrones charactersArsenal are Cersei Lannister, while Everton not living up to their potential is akin to Loras Tyrell.See last season’s Premier League clubs and their GoT characters here.2. Biggest LOCAL derbies rankedtalkSPORT looked at football’s best local derbies and attempted to rank them by ferocity and passion.Have a look here beginning with the Thessaloniki derby in Greece.3. Jamie Carragher unhappy with Jason Cundy’s reaction to Liverpool’s Europa League win against Dortmund‘Every club lives on its history…apart from Chelsea. They haven’t got any!’ The former Liverpool defender phoned talkSPORT when he heard what Cundy, who is a huge Chelsea fan, was saying about his beloved Reds.Listen to the call here.VIDEOArsene Wenger’s amazing press conference rap.TALKSPORT PICKS FOR APRIL 2016As everyone, including talkSPORT waited for clubs to release their kits for the 2016/17 season, we strolled down memory lane to look at some forgotten kits.See them here.last_img read more

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Lunch at college today to have local flavors

first_imgWHITTIER – Lunch will taste fresher at Whittier College today. That’s because the chicken is from Pomona; the nonfat yogurt came from Chino; the honey is from Long Beach; the milk is from Norwalk; and the produce came from the Santa Monica Farmers Market and Earthwork Enterprises, an organic farm run by South El Monte High School students on a small plot in the Whittier Narrows area. It was quite a challenge finding all of the ingredients within 150 miles of the college’s campus for today’s second annual Eat Local Challenge, said Fabio Soto, general manager for Bon Appetit, the college’s food service management company. “It’s not an easy task,” Soto said. “On average, the food industry uses ingredients that travel 1,500 to 1,600 miles,” Planning for today’s menu also became a learning experience for 12 Whittier College students, who along with two professors, went along to select the produce. “It was like a classroom,” Soto explained. “The students gathered around the farmers and asked questions about what it’s like to be a small farmer and the hardships they encounter.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe idea behind the Eat Local Challenge, which is sponsored by Palo Alto-based Bon Appetit, is to raise awareness of the healthful, environmental and economic benefits of eating foods produced locally. Others participating in the challenge include Yahoo, the Getty Center, the Seattle Art Museum and more than 100colleges across the nation. Although food prepared daily at Whittier College’s Campus Inn is 90 percent from sources within a 150-mile radius, Soto said raising that to 100 percent for the challenge was tricky. Executive Chef Peter Alfaro had to reverse the menu-writing process. Instead of deciding what dishes he wanted to prepare and then determining what ingredients he needed, Alfaro had to first consider what ingredients were available within 150 miles before settling on a menu. But it’s worth it, Soto said. At last year’s Eat Local Challenge, students and faculty members said they definitely noticed an improved taste and freshness in the lunch menu ingredients, especially the fruits and vegetables, he said. last_img read more

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Mount Everest record holder out to conquer business

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SALT LAKE CITY — In the climbing world, Apa Sherpa is at the peak. He has conquered Mount Everest 16 times, a record matched by no one, and even reached the 29,028-foot summit without oxygen on four of those trips. “He is the Tiger Woods of climbing,” friend Jerry Mika said. Now the valley below Utah’s Wasatch Mountains is Sherpa’s new home. He has left Nepal to start a life in business and give his children a shot at a better education. He and his family arrived in the United States with assistance from political and business leaders, including an outdoor-clothing executive. Sherpa also is driven by a deep desire to improve the lives of others, especially in his native land. “There’s so much this man has to tell from the stories of his life,” said Mika, who met Sherpa in 2003 while working for a Seattle-based clothing maker. “Western climbers go up Everest one time and come back and get their book deals,” Mika said, but he called climbers like Sherpa “the true unsung heroes, and that’s what I want to help him bring out.” The word “sherpa” means “people from the East.” Years ago, English climbers used it as a nickname for local men who hauled climbing gear up Nepal’s mountains. The nickname eventually morphed into a commonly used surname, Mika explained. Sherpa, 47, is shy and slight, even when enveloped in a puffy down jacket. He and Mika are partners at Karma Outdoor Clothing Co., a retail store in Salt Lake City. He also is working on his English with the hope of becoming a motivational speaker. Mika quit his job last summer to help Sherpa relocate. “He was asking me, ‘Jerry, can you help me? My children are getting older; time is running out.’ I couldn’t sleep at night,” Mika said. So he bought a plane ticket for Sherpa and went to work finding others to help. Outdoor-industry friends and climbers have been generous. Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman was among dozens who wrote letters to speed up the immigration process. Sherpa’s family — wife Yangjin, 42, sons Tenjing, 21, and Pemba, 15, and daughter Dawa, 11 — arrived Tuesday. Someone has offered to pay Tenjing’s tuition at the University of Utah, and Yangjin will help run a tea house at Snowbird ski resort. Such kindness “will change my life,” said Sherpa, who speaks broken English. It could also change lives in Thame, Nepal, the community he left behind. Thame’s 600 residents live in the shadow of Everest. Thame children have one school, and classes end after seventh grade. Sherpa hopes to earn enough money to build a school in Thame for teenagers and even pay teachers’ salaries. “Then they can choose, climbing or something else,” he said. Sherpa reached the Everest summit in 1990 with Peter Hillary, the son of Sir Edmund Hillary, who was among the first climbers to the top in 1953. Pete Athens also hit the summit that day 16 years ago and has returned six times. He praised Sherpa for “his great heart, his great humility and his incredible skills as an athlete.” Sherpa’s last trip to the top was May 16. “Every time is hard and too risky,” he said. “The mother goddess of Everest saved my life.” Mika said Sherpa is bewildered by dozens of Web sites where his accomplishments are noted. “He is so humble. He will never tell you about his records,” Mika said. Sherpa, who grins and giggles easily, said records are not important. “More important,” he said, “is to help other people.”last_img read more

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Tottenham star’s Napoli move ‘falls through’

first_img deals Getty Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Kieran Trippier could end a poor individual season by lifting the Champions League trophy with Tottenham Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Walker won a historic domestic treble with Manchester City, while Alexander-Arnold has registered 15 assists so far this season.Trippier and Alexander-Arnold will go head-to-head when Tottenham face Liverpool in the Champions League on Saturday, LIVE on talkSPORT. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Kieran Trippier’s move to Napoli has reportedly fallen through.The Tottenham right-back was axed from Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands after struggling for form since last summer’s World Cup. LATEST 2 REAL DEAL huge blow Trent Alexander-Arnold has been in terrific form this season 2 gameday cracker Trippier, who scored a calamitous own goal in a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in February, admitted he could have performed better during the season.In March, he said: “You need to play as many games as you can for your club and perform well as the manager’s always watching. It’s very good competition.“I could have done a lot better this season. I’ve picked up some injuries and there are games where I’ve looked back and thought ‘I could have done this better’ but it’s all about learning.” And The Sun claim Napoli have pulled the plug on a potential deal due to Trippier’s age.The former Burnley star turns 29 in September and Napoli are understood to be on the lookout for younger players.A club source said: “We will be pursuing a right-back, but will be going for a younger player, which is in line with the policy of the club.”Trippier has fallen behind Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the England pecking order. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ tense last_img read more

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Donegal toy company signs up with global publisher for first books

first_imgA Donegal toy-maker has signed a lucrative deal with one of the world’s biggest publishing houses.Penguin Random House Children’s Books have teamed up with Arklu, the Letterkenny-based doll company behind the Lottie Doll company.The deal has seen the collaboration produce the first two books based on the award-winning Lottie Dolls: the Stargazer Dress-up Sticker Book, and the first fiction title, Lottie Solves a Mystery by Lucie Braveheart. Dress Lottie up for adventures and fill the sky with planets and stars in the Stargazer Dress-up Sticker Book! This space themed sticker dolly dressing book helps boys and girls engage with science like never before, and introduces STEM in an imaginative and engaging way.With 16 pages of stickers and astronomy facts on every page, this sticker book will inspire little stargazers everywhere to dream big and reach for the stars.Lottie Solves a Mystery is the first title in the Lottie Dolls fiction series. When Lottie finds an old book called Beasts of the World in her attic, she can tell it’s going to be the start of a brilliant adventure. Lottie and her friends Mia and Finn set themselves the task of tracking down the Beast of Branksea, but can the trio find it before Mia’s older brother Sammi ruins the whole adventure?The short chapters, large text, and lots of line-art illustrations make this engaging, outdoorsy story a perfect read for young adventurers.Lottie, Finn and Friends are inspired by real kids.Arklu, the branchild of Ballybofey man Ian Harkin, believe that childhood should be an inclusive place where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability and aim to reflect that in their collection.Lottie Dolls are childlike dolls, aiming to empower young minds through play.The dolls are ethnically diverse, age-appropriate, and are based on the scientific proportions of a nine-year-old child. They both look and act how a real child would. When launching the Lottie brand, Arklu’s vision was to create a range of dolls that would empower children to be themselves, to be imaginative, adventurous and most of all – to have fun. Lottie allows kids to be kids and enjoy their childhood in all its facets.Since Lottie’s launch in August 2012, the dolls and accessories are now on sale in over 30 countries, and have won over 35 international toy awards.Donegal toy company signs up with global publisher for first books was last modified: May 21st, 2017 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:ARKLUIan HarkinLottiePenguinlast_img read more

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Comment of the Day: Semantic Marketing

first_imgToday’s winning comment comes from Alex Iskold’s must-read post Semantic Web Patterns: A Guide to Semantic Technologies. In the post Alex identifies the patterns that are beginning to emerge in the Semantic Web, classifies the different trends, and examines what the future holds. One of the comments to the post introduced us to the term “semantic marketing”. Scott Brinker is curious about “how marketing will evolve to take advantage of the semantic web, whether it’s in consumer or B2B plays.”Scott lists 7 possible missions for semantic marketing, leading with: “Marketing becomes the champion of generating the underlying data.” (hmmm, that’s similar to the issue of content management on corporate Intranets!). Here is Scott’s full list of suggestions for semantic marketing, which you can also read here:For participating in the discussion, Scott you’ve won a $30 Amazon voucher – courtesy of our competition sponsors AdaptiveBlue and their Netflix Queue Widget.Great post.One of the questions I find most fascinating is how marketing will evolve to take advantage of the semantic web, whether it’s in consumer or B2B plays. I think this is more than a linear extension of how marketers have been optimizing the web today, but something qualitatively different. I suggest that SEO + Semantic Web = SEO++ (after all, it is sort of an object-oriented paradigm shift).Here are 7 possible missions for “semantic marketing”:1. Marketing becomes the champion of generating the underlying data.2. Marketing views categorization, metadata, RDF graphs, relevant microformats, etc., as a new kind of market positioning and placement — “semantic branding”, if you will.3. Marketing takes a much broader view of distribution and promotion of its semantic web data in search engines and vertical networks (SEO++), including the sponsorship or creation of new niche semantic networks.4. Marketing comes up with new ways to incentivize the conversion of semantic web interactions in real business objectives.5. Marketing will have a real challenge with tracking and attributing distributed data in the semantic web to measure its impact — from multi-touch marketing to micro-touch marketing. Hard problem but entrepreneurial ingenuity will prevail.6. Marketing will want to leverage other people’s data in their own value-add mash-ups (interesting “joint venture” semantic data partnerships), as well as for internal-only apps focused on market research and competitive intelligence.7. Marketing will need to be concerned with brand protection in the semantic web: quality control to watch for bad data, conflicting data, competitive misuse, etc.If you’re interested, http://www.chiefmartec.com/2008/03/marketing-in-th.html is the full post. Would love feedback from other marketers and semantic web afficionados. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Contests#web center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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OpenStack Competitor OpenNebula Releases v3.0, Supports Hyper-V

first_imgTags:#cloud#news “OpenNebula is an open-source project aimed at developing a production-ready cloud management tool for building any type of Cloud deployment, either in scientific or in business environments,” reads the development group’s Web site. “OpenNebula releases are tested to assess its scalability and robustness in large scale VM deployments, and under stress conditions… Because two datacenters are not the same, OpenNebula offers a open, flexible and extensible architecture, interfaces and components that fit into any existing data center; and enable its integration with any product and service in the Cloud and virtualization ecosystem, and management tool in the datacenter. OpenNebula is a framework, you can replace and adapt any component to efficiently work in any environment.”One of the more notable additions to version 3.0 – one which may be familiar to admins of general-purpose operating systems – is access control lists (ACLs). In ONE, this is a fairly uncomplicated system: Individual users have ID definitions, and such definitions may be combined into any number of groups. Using the command-line tool, the admin invokes the new oneacl command to create an instruction line in its entirety, encased in quotation marks, and appended to the ACL. That instruction may grant a user or group express permission to use, create, delete, or manage (among other operations) a resource such as a VM or a host. The operation being granted and the class of resource are each represented by single letters. So there’s no tricks here.“For instance, using ACL rules you could create a group of users that can see and use existing virtual resources, but not create any new ones,” reads the version 3.0 documentation. “Or grant permissions to a specific user to manage Virtual Networks for some of the existing groups, but not to perform any other operation in your cloud.”Up until version 2.2, OpenNebula supported VMware Server, VMware ESX, KVM, and Xen hypervisors. The new release adds support for Oracle’s VirtualBox (acquired from Sun) and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. Upon hearing the news last week, Microsoft’s open systems general manager Sandy Gupta heaped praise on the project: “Given the highly heterogeneous environments in today’s data centers and clouds, we are seeing enablement of various Linux distributions including SUSE, CentOS, Red Hat, and CS2C on Windows Server Hyper-V, as well as emerging open source cloud projects like OpenStack – and now OpenNebula.” Last week, the news was about OpenStack, by way of the first commercial rendition of the open source cloud operating system from a new firm called Piston Cloud. Having emerged from a NASA project, it’s easy for OpenStack to steal the spotlight.This week, the latest rendition of a slightly older project is being released, and it too has a commercial rendition. It’s version 3.0 of OpenNebula (not to be confused with the NASA Nebula project based on what’s now called OpenStack), and its origin is in the laboratory as well – in this case, since 2009 at Switzerland-based physics lab CERN.Unlike OpenStack – whose philosophy, its leader told us, is to use as few tools independent of the client’s existing environment as possible – OpenNebula (often shortened to “ONE”) uses a reasonably rich set of dedicated tools, including a command line environment and a browser-based UI called SunStone. But like its competitor, OpenNebula’s goal is to offer a hypervisor-agnostic platform for data centers to pool together whatever assets they have, with whatever assets they may eventually have. scott fulton 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Facebook Experimenting With Credits For Outside Websites

first_imgOn October 21, the Facebook Developer blog announced that it had started working with “a few developers to test the ability to offer Facebook Credits on websites, with the goal of helping them offer a more unified app experience to users beyond apps on Facebook.” Their preliminary Facebook Credits test uses the games UNO Boost and Collapse! Blast on Gamehouse. Currently, Facebook Credits is the required payment method for Facebook apps. Facebook Credits became available as a payment option on mobile apps except for native iPhone or iPad apps. The e-commerce space is still up for grabs, ripe for fresh battles between Facebook and Apple. Facebook and Gamehouse will keep an eye out to see how players react, which will determine how the Facebook Credits experiment will proceed. On Gamehouse, users signed in through Facebook will only have the option to pay with Credits; if not, they’ll be able to pay through their usual methods of credit card or PayPal. This could skew the experiment a bit, angering some users who would prefer to stay logged in through Facebook yet pay through another method.Right now, Gamehouse will still have to share 30 percent revenue from the sale of Facebook Credits. This is the same cut that Apple’s App Store takes from developers who submit apps and games, and also the same as the Amazon Appstore. Why Won’t Facebook Allow Credits on Their Native App?At last week’s Web 2.0 conference, Facebook CTO Bret Taylor said “A few years from now, most every single person at Facebook is going to be working on mobile.” Yet when the Facebook Developer blog announced Facebook Credits for mobile the other week, it said that Facebook Credits would go mobile, but not on iOS. Using them on iOS would violate Apple’s in-app purchasing rules. Still, very few iPad users will use the mobile website (m.facebook.com) entirely just because that’s where their Facebook Credits are. If Facebook won’t allow its users to use Facebook Credits on the native iPhone or iPad apps, and the future is in mobile, how will Facebook Credits be able to grow?Will Facebook Credits Become a Global Currency System?Back in July 2010, we noted that Facebook was “standing at the food of a virtual cash mountain.” That’s when Facebook first expanded the Facebook Credits program out of beta, rolling out a path that could amount to the world’s first global currency. Nearly a year later, on July 1, all game developers were required to use Facebook Credits, reports AllFacebook.com.If the Facebook/Gamehouse experiment succeeds, will this mark the beginning of Facebook’s entry into building a micro-currency around its application platform? Tags:#e-commerce#Facebook#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos alicia eler A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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