Thursday, September 30, 2010

Explore seven continents with Street View on your phone

Head over to the Official Google Blog to read more about Street View on seven continents.

Two years ago, we added Street View to Google Maps for mobile so you could explore the world at street level right from your phone. Today, we’re happy to announce that you can see Street View imagery on all seven continents, with the addition of Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica – specifically, an area called Half Moon Island. Now, you can really explore the world from the palm of your hand.

We encourage you to go ahead and check out the beaches of Brazil, visit the moors of Ireland or see penguins in Antarctica for yourself.

To use Street View on Google Maps for your supported phone, select a place on the map and then choose the Street View option if available. With an Android-powered phone, try hopping across each continent with the new Street View smart navigation.

Posted by Michael Siliski, Google Mobile Team
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Economic Report from the Onion

The greatest news source on Earth has decided to do a report on the economy. It is very insightful.,18169/Any source

JOBY gorillapod 會亂爬的小腳架

 在網路上亂逛亂逛, 就給他買了個會亂爬的小腳架, 昨天訂, 今天就到了 -

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JOBY gorillapod -

我買的是給一般傻瓜相機用的規格, PChome賣NT 880 免運費 24hr到貨, 賣USD 19.99
尺寸 - 15 × 3 × 3cm /本體重量 - 45.3g / 最大載重 - 325g  

附快拆板 -

試用, 每一個關節都可以調整, 所以它可以爬在任何表面 -

爬上檯燈 -

下次出去玩, 有機會就可以爬欄杆囉, 隨時隨地都可以拍合照, 也不用請人幫忙!

PS: 買東西前功課做不夠, 這個產品是2007年原創設計, 2010款多了強力磁鐵在腳部底端... XD

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Harta rutiera Dambovita live webcam Targoviste

Judetul Dambovita - municipii si orase: Targoviste, Moreni, Gaesti, Pucioasa, Titu, Fieni, Racari.

Harta rutiera - Harta turistica a judetului Dambovita

Meteo, live web cam Dambovita: Moroeni (cota 1600, Hotel Pestera, Muntii Bucegi), Targoviste

Harta rutiera detaliata Targoviste

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Jahorina Bjelasnica live webcam Ski map Jahorina

Centrul de ski Bjelasnica este localizat la 23 km de Sarajevo. Centrul are 2 instalatii de telecabina, 3 telescaune si 3 ski-lifts, acoperire gsm, servicii medicale etc. Partiile de ski incep de pe varful Bjelasnica la o altitudine de 2067 m si se termina la Babin Dol la altitudinea de 1266 m.

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Jahorina este o statiune montana situata in Alpii Dinarici. Masivul din regiunea Jahorina are o lungime de 30 km cu mai multe varfuri din care cel mai inalt este Ogorjelica, cu o inaltime de 1916 m deasupra marii. Distanta de la Sarajevo la Jahorina este de 28 km (320 fata de Belgrad si 350 km fata de Zagreb). Fostul centru Olimpic de ski are in folosinta peste 20 km de partii Ski Alpin, 4 instalatii de telescaun, 8 ski lifts, 2 baby-lifts, cu o capacitate de peste 7500 de skiori/ora, scoala de ski si servicii de ski.

Jahorina Live Webcams

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Solden live webcam Ski map Solden

Solden, una din cele mai populare statiuni de ski din Austria, este situata pe Valea Otztal (Otz) din statul Tirol - Alpii Stubai. Zona cu gheţari detine cea mai lungă pârtie, cu o lungime de peste 13 km şi 2000 m diferenţă de altitudine, 34 telescaune şi teleschiuri, 148 de km de pârtie, parc de distracţii cu opţiunea "Shoot-my-Ride", 2 zone de ski pe gheţar legate prin ascensor şi tunel etc.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wan Ariff gets loan for logistics takeover

By Habhajan Singh

Corporate figure Datuk Wan Ariff Wan Hamzah is all set to take control of Integrated Logistics Bhd's (ILB) local operations after securing the necessary financing from a local bank. Wan Ariff's outfit in the RM170 million takeover has secured loans totalling some RM70 million and is now prepared to assume control of the logistic company after earlier forking out some RM30 million cash.

"He has also been able to get Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) behind him. Their presence in the deal, at the moment, is more of enabling Wan Ariff to take the deal through," one sources familiar with the deal told The Malaysian Reserve.

It is not clear at this moment whether TH, the local pilgrimage fund, is also pumping in money into the venture spearheaded by Wan Ariff, formerly part owner of privatised oil and gas services provider, Bumi Armada Bhd, along with business partner, billionaire T Ananda Krishnan.

Wan Ariff sold his stake in Bumi Armada and acquired Syarikat Borcos Shipping Sdn Bhd, which he has since sold a 40% stake to Sarawak-based Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd for about RM132 million last December.

In mid-February, ILB told the exchange it had received an offer for the takeover of its local logistics business for RM170 million.

On March 12, ILB announced that it had agreed to dispose of its Malaysian operations to AWH Equity Holdings Sdn Bhd for RM170 million in cash. The deal will see AWH, controlled by Wan Ariff, taking over ILB's wholly-owned unit, Integrated Logistics Solutions Sdn Bhd (ILSSB), and its wholly-owned unit, Integrated Warehouse Sdn Bhd, and M I Logistics Sdn Bhd.

The RM170 million in consideration includes the transfer of some RM141 million in ILSSB debts to ILB. AWH is jointly owned by Wan Ariff (70%) and Sidqi Ahmad Said Ahmad (30%).

Since Wan Ariff came into the picture, it is understood that ILB's local logistics business had been operating on a business as usual basis.

"It has been some six months. The business has suffered a little, simply because they could not go into an expansion mode due to the deal in the pipeline," said another source familiar with the company.

On March 15, sources had told The Malaysian Reserve that ILB's margin in its Malaysian operations had been slipping over the years, while the margins it was getting for its operations in China had been getting better.

(The Malaysian Reserve, 30 September 2010)Any source

Maybank to boost Islamic finance ops in Indonesia

Top lender Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has obtained Indonesian authorities' approval to convert its unit PT Bank Maybank Indocorp into a full-fledged Islamic bank, its chief said.

The move allows Maybank to step up its Islamic banking activities in the world's most populous Muslim nation. It also fits in with the group's plan of becoming the largest Islamic bank in Asean by 2015, president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar said, reports Business Times (30 Sept 2010).


The group's wholly-owned Islamic unit, Maybank Islamic Bhd (MIB), is already the largest Islamic bank in Southeast Asia with total assets of RM44 billion. It is ranked among the top 20 Islamic banks globally.

"Within the context of Asean, our market share in the Indonesian Islamic banking market is still small. We just started ... we just got the approval yesterday," Abdul Wahid told reporters after Maybank's annual general meeting yesterday.

He said Bank Maybank Indocorp, once converted, would be known as Maybank Syariah Indonesia (MSI).

"We are now in the midst of executing the plan for MSI and the next stage will be to consolidate that with the syariah operations under Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII).

"With that, we hope to be able to increase our (Islamic) asset base in Indonesia and to command a big market share. We are starting from a relatively small base with about US$200 million (RM616 million) of assets in MSI," he said.

BII is an Indonesian bank that Maybank acquired in 2008. There are currently 294 BII branches and Maybank aims to raise this to about 450 by 2012.

The group also hopes that more activities will come out of its joint venture investment bank in Saudi Arabia, known as Anfal Capital, in which it owns 18 per cent. "It could serve as a conduit for business and deal flows between the Middle East and Malaysia," Abdul Wahid said.

In Malaysia, Maybank is implementing a new strategy this financial year that will see it offering customers Islamic banking products over conventional ones as the first choice.

It aims to expand its Islamic financing base so that it accounts for a third of the group's total domestic financing portfolio by 2015 from 24 per cent currently, according to its annual report.

On Basel III global banking rules, Abdul Wahid said the Maybank group should have no problems complying.Any source

30 vie for BNM Islamic finance award

Thirty nominees from around the world are being considered for The Royal Award for Islamic Finance.

The Securities Commission (SC) and Bank Negara said in a joint statement that the nominations were being deliberated by an independent international jury chaired by Tun Musa Hitam, chairman of the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation.

“Unlike commercial awards which are deal-based, this award focuses on an individual’s record of achievement and outstanding contribution towards the advancement of Islamic finance globally,” they said.

“These 30 nominees represent the diversity and global acceptance of Islamic finance – from across all regions of the world including the Middle East, Europe, South-East Asia, Africa and Australia.

“This pool of influential drivers of global Islamic finance also includes non-Muslims and both genders.”

The Royal Award is spearheaded by the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre and supported by Bank Negara and the SC.

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Al Baraka to spend RM618m on Indonesian, M’sian assets

By Anuja Ravendran
Bahrain-based Islamic lender, Al Baraka Banking Group, plans to spend US$200 million (RM618 million) on acquisitions and is looking at buying assets in Indonesia and Malaysia, Bloomberg reported yesterday, citing its chief executive officer, Adnan Ahmad Yousef.

Al Baraka also plans to sell US$200 million of sukuk by year-end and has appointed Standard Chartered plc as its manager for the sale, according to Bloomberg.

Al Baraka had even earlier on set its sights on Malaysia. In January, a Middle East news portal quoted Adnan as saying that the bank was talking to a Malaysian party to acquire a stake in Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd, which is 70% owned by DRB Hicom Bhd and 30% owned by government investment arm, Khazanah Nasional Bhd.
Al Baraka was said to be interested in buying a 40%-49% stake in the Malaysian lender as it sought new growth areas to diversify earnings amidst a maturing domestic market. Adnan had hoped to conclude the acquisition by end-2010.

However, a local newspaper had in mid-September reported that the talks had broken down as the parties could not agree on the terms.
DRB-Hicom had indicated that it was looking for a potential foreign strategic partner that will be able to bring its market to the Malaysian bank.
The Al Baraka Banking Group is is a Bahrain Joint Stock Company listed on Bahrain and NASDAQ Dubai stock exchanges, with Standard and Poors' longterm and short-term credit ratings of BBB- and A3 respectively.
The group, this year, acquired Pakistan's Emirates Global Islamic Bank Ltd, which boosted its network in the country to about 90 branches. It also began operations in Syria this year. The authorised capital for the bank is US$1.5 billion (RM4.64 billion), while total equity amounts to about US$1.7 billion.

(This story appeared in The Malaysian Reserve on 23 September 2010. The Malaysian Reserve is a daily business/finance newspaper published out of Kuala Lumpur, with a sectoral page on Islamic finance on Mondays, edited by Habhajan Singh)
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Islamic finance seems overwhelmed by scholar reforms

Islamic finance is toughening supervision of its powerful religious advisers as shareholders worldwide demand increasing accountability from directors, but key reforms may do little to boost independence and transparency. Islamic banking is overhauling rules that govern the conduct of its influential sharia advisers, with competition for investor dollars and a growing market putting pressure on the once-arcane industry to adopt clearer, more uniform guidelines, according to Reuters (Sep 28 2010).

Key to these challenges is the small number of scholars advising a growing number of banks on increasingly complex financing structures, raising issues such as transparency of rulings, independence of advisers and how to groom new scholars. But varying sharia standards, different regulatory approaches and vast disparities in development across markets stand in the way of reforms to streamline and boost supervision, which are critical to growth, the article said.

It quoted John Sandwick, a Geneva-based Islamic asset and wealth manager, as saying: "Investors want to see the same degree of responsibility and professionalism going into sharia compliance as they expect from Moody's for credit ratings and S&P for market information."

The International Sharia Research Academy for Islamic Finance, which is backed by Malaysia's central bank, is planning a global regulatory body for sharia advisers. "This is a step too soon," said Ayman H. A. Khaleq, a partner and Islamic banking lawyer at Vinson & Elkins in Dubai, referring to the proposed global authority.

"I don't know how you're going to convince all governments that this is the best approach. Without convincing governments, how are you going to give teeth to that association?

Reflecting the industry's diversity, Middle Eastern countries like the United Arab Emirates leave regulation to the industry whereas Malaysian authorities assume centralized control through national sharia advisers and dedicated Islamic banking laws. Practitioners agree on the need for more supervision but differ on the scope of oversight needed, the article noted.Any source

MAA Takaful inks collaborative agreement with LIMRA, CERT

By John Gilbert
MAA Takaful Bhd inked a collaborat ive agreement with Life Insurance and Market Research Association International (LIMRA) and Centre for Research and Training (CERT) yesterday as part of its strategies to further enhance its agency force and to reach a broader takaful market segment.
This is the first time LIMRA is undertaking a broadbased professional distribution development project with a takaful operator. Under the collaborative agreement, LIMRA and CERT will develop and implement a comprehensive Shariah-compliant leadership development programme encompas sing agency leadership training, certification and international recognition in addition to strengthening MAA Takaful's distribution network.
"We have about 6,000 active agents and we hope that within the next five years, half of the current active agents can be accredited as LIMRA Certified Managers of Financial Advisors," MAA Takaful chief executive officer, Salim Majid Zain, told reporters yesterday after the signing ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.

He said the programme will contribute towards value proposition and will further develop the takaful industry in the country.
"Our priority is to ensure that our takaful participants in every corner of the country receive professional advice through a well-suited system that focuses on their needs.
"We are confident this programme will deliver high and professional standard for takaful practitioners in the country," he said.

On MAA Takaful's revenue, Salim said the company is expecting RM1 billion in total revenue in five years through the strong presence of its distribution channels.
He said the contributions will come from life and general insurance segments, which stand at 60% and 40% respectively.
"We expect to receive RM750 million from life insurance in five years time and with the strengthening of our agency force, this will also contribute to our future growth," he said.
Up to June this year, MAA Takaful had already earned RM160 million in revenue and is expected to earn RM250 million by year-end.

(This story appeared in The Malaysian Reserve on 21 September 2010. The Malaysian Reserve is a daily business/finance newspaper published out of Kuala Lumpur, with a sectoral page on Islamic finance on Mondays, edited by Habhajan Singh) Any source

Philosopher Tim O'Reilly Lights Up Publishing

Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, didn't mean to become a publisher, he just fell into it. He started out doing technical documentation by accident because a friend who was a programmer was asked to write a manual but didn't know how. O'Reilly had written a book about Frank Herbert, and agreed to help. After doing consulting for a while, he noticed that all his clients wanted manuals for the same software, so he started to retain his rights so he could sell the same manual over and over again. He never wanted to be a publisher; the job he wanted to do was to "spread the knowledge of innovators".

That single-minded attention to "doing a job" has set him apart from many of his colleagues in publishing, because it has led his company into efforts that focus on spreading knowledge rather than selling books. He recognized that by publishing books, he was taking an oral culture around technology and translating it into a written culture.

Programming Perl (3rd Edition)Early on, O'Reilly expanded into conferences. He found that despite the strong sales of "Programming Perl", no one was talking about or spreading the word about Perl. He organized a "Party for Perl" and a lot of people showed up. The resulting conference business built on the realization that his best selling books were being written by innovators who had no place to get to know each other and spread their innovations.

Another direction that grew naturally out of O'Reilly's focus on spreading knowledge was a digital distribution business. O'Reilly had taken the trouble to figure out how to do some of the messy bits in selling digital versions of their books, so when other publishers saw what they had, they were happy to have O'Reilly help them do the same.

O'Reilly was interviewed in front of a room full of New York publishers on Wednesday as part of a series of interviews produced by the Publishing Point group. He  combined an enthusiasm for the changes sweeping publishing with a missional faith in its practicality. Yet many of his themes were deeply at odds with the conventional wisdom of traditional publishers, and he claims not to be a publisher at all from a philosophical point of view. O'Reilly wants to see more innovation in pricing, and thinks that people will buy more books - and spend more, if ebooks are more moderately priced. Publishers trying to preserve the pricing of print books in the shift to ebooks are not following a winning strategy, according to O'Reilly.

O'Reilly's notions of what's NOT important for publishing were surprising to hear. They're shaped by O'Reilly's formative experiences in publishing. He claims to fight the notion that publishing is about quality. His first books sold even though they didn't have an index or an ISBN, or even a spine. They didn't have pretty formatting, but they had good information, and they paid attention to the things that mattered for the job they were meant to do. In a book about programming, the code samples needn't look good, but they do need to be correct, without extra spaces that break syntax. They were selling  books for $5, and people would call up from Europe asking them to overnight a copy.

He's also skeptical of the notion that an important role of publishers is curation.
In the old days, we had a long period where it was fairly clear what were the hard things that publishers did. To be quite honest, It was NOT curating the content and finding great stuff. I think that's certainly part of what a publisher does, you know winnow through the chaff and find something really great. It's still part of what you have to do. But I think It's seductive to think 'we're really good at that'.
O'Reilly learned not to overvalue curation the hard way. At the very start of the internet, O'Reilly developed a website called GNN (for Global Network Navigator) which selected the very best websites from the internet and organized them into categories. "We had a publisher's mindset. We said: we're going to winnow through all these emerging world-wide web sites, and we're going to pick out the ones that are the best." You've probably not heard of GNN; that's because Yahoo came along and categorized all the websites it could find, not just the good ones. Google then came along and made Yahoo's categorization irrelevant by indexing all the pages on the web without even bothering to categorizing the web sites.

According to O'Reilly, "Manual curation is going to get it wrong a lot." He mentioned that Frank Herbert's bestseller "Dune" was turned down by over 50 publishers until it was finally published by Chilton's, a publisher of automobile repair manuals, of all things!

Michael Healy, the interviewer for the day, wanted to clarify what he heard O'Reilly saying. "With the notion of curation having been disrupted, if you're a general trade publisher and you're relying on curation as your value-add, are you screwed, or have I missed something?"

"It's certainly true that alot of my thinking is biased by the fact that I publish stuff that people need rather than the stuff that they just want, so I'm not sure how deep my insight goes into the problems of general trade publishing."

Audience member Bill Glass expressed concern about the low prices for ebooks. He pointed to the room (in the Random House building overlooking Broadway), and asked "In the ebook world of the future, will we still be able to afford THIS?"
To me, you gotta care about something more than preserving your business. Because, obviously companies have made these types of transitions, and this is just my personal response. We're all gonna die one day anyway and we'll lose all our stuff. So don't worry too much about it. Just do something that lights you up, and lights up your customers, and lights up the world and scale to that. Because what's going to happen is people who are lit up by the future are going to be pursuing that future, and the people who hold onto the past are going to hold on too long.
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Shariah scholars & Malaysia's SC

The amended Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (Act) institutionalises in law the pivotal role of the Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) as the authority for all Shariah matters relating to the Islamic capital market (ICM).

The amendments to the Act, which came into effect on 1 April 2010, give the SAC statutory recognition and mandate, empowering it in its role to ensure Shariah compliance on matters pertaining to ICM business or transactions, according to an article in Bank Negara Malaysia's electronic newsletter.

The article, entitled 'Amendments to Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 Institutionalises Role of Shariah Advisory Council in Malaysian Islamic Capital Market', reads:

The Act, as amended by the Capital Markets and Services (Amendment) Act 2010, contains comprehensive provisions relating to the role of the SAC and the Shariah governance process for the ICM. The amendments further give the SAC the mechanism to ensure legal certainty and comfort regarding Shariah rulings in the Malaysian ICM.

The SC's Chairman, Zarinah Anwar, is confident that the amendments will strengthen the SC's SAC as the law recognises it as the authority for the ascertainment of Shariah principles for ICM business or transactions. The SAC since its establishment has not only been an enabler but also a catalyst for innovation in the ICM on both the domestic and international front

The Act, amongst others, details out the functions of the SAC including " ascertain the application of Shariah principles on any matter pertaining to ICM business or transaction and to issue a ruling upon reference made to it; to advise the Commission on any Shariah issue relating to ICM business or transaction; to provide advice to any person on any Shariah issue relating to ICM business or transaction...".

In accordance with provisions of the Act, members of the SAC are duly appointed by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, and are qualified in the field of Fiqh al-Muamalat (Islamic law relating to financial transactions); Islamic jurisprudence; Islamic finance and other relevant disciplines.

The new provisions also enable any licenced person, stock exchange, future exchange, clearing house, central depository, listed corporation or any other persons to refer matters to the SAC for its advice and ruling which shall be binding on the person or entity concerned.

Another important provision of the Act relates to any proceedings before any court or arbitrator concerning a Shariah matter in relation to ICM business or transaction. In such a case, the court or the arbitrator is obliged to take into consideration any ruling of the SAC or refer such matter to the SAC for its ruling.

Where a ruling given by a SC-registered Shariah adviser to a person engaging in any ICM business or transaction is different from the ruling given by the SAC, the ruling of the SAC shall prevail.Any source

Introducing the Google Phone Gallery

Here at Google, we’re thrilled with the global adoption of Android and with the high quality of devices that are coming to market around the world. Since there are so many great phones, we wanted to make the selection process a little easier for people who are in the market for a new one. Today we’re rolling out the Google Phone Gallery -- a showcase of Android-powered devices that deliver the best Google experience today. Check it out at

All the phones in the gallery include Android Market, Google Search, and other Google Mobile services such as Gmail, Maps, and YouTube. There are tools that make it easy to compare phones side by side: you can filter phones by country, manufacturer, and carrier; view and compare technical specifications and features; and find where each phone is available for sale.

We’ll continue adding phones and countries over time, both to round out the gallery and as new phones come to market.

Posted by Ben Serridge, Product Manager, Android
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New hyperlocal ad feature helps you find nearby businesses

Imagine driving to work and your Check Engine light comes on. After pulling over and calling a tow truck, you realize you’ll need another car to get to work while yours is getting repaired. You pull out your phone and search for “car rental,” hoping that you can find one nearby. From a Google search ad result you discover there’s an Enterprise Rent-A-Car location just half-a-mile away! You click on the phone number listed in the ad and are instantly connected with the car rental service. Soon, an Enterprise representative is on his way to pick you up.

Visit the Google Mobile Ads blog to read more about how a new hyperlocal ad feature provides distance information to help you know a business is nearby and helps businesses better connect with mobile users on the go.

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Connect with your community

Atwater Village Community / Outreach Mixer
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - 8:00p.m.
55 Degree Wine – 3111 Glendale Blvd

How can we help each other?

Who are your neighbors and future collaborators?

Meet & Network with the businesses, not-for-profits, teachers, artists, etc. in or near Atwater Village

Outreach Chair Cindy Marie Jenkins will give a short talk on how the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council can help, including how the Funding Application and process works. For questions: 

Then we will all introduce ourselves and figure out how we can help each other! Bring your business cards! Forward to anyone in or near Atwater Village that can benefit.

Please RSVP to 

This is a free event, but we ask that attendees thank 55 Degree Wine for hosting by purchasing one of their tasty flights or meals. See their offerings here:

The Mixer is after the 7pm Outreach meeting, so please feel free to attend one or both!


What is a neighborhood council? We are a publicly elected group of involved, concerned citizens who advocate on behalf of our stakeholders to our City Officials. We want to involve Atwater Villagers in the decisions that are made regarding our community. We want to help Atwater Village become safer and cleaner, see that our kids get the very best education, and make sure our businesses are given every opportunity to succeed and thrive.

For more information go to

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Town Hall Meeting: CRA/LA Public Forum
Saturday, October 9th - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Christ’s Church – 3851 Edenhurst Ave

Free lunch provided by the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council

For more information contact Alex Ventura, AVNC Land Use Chair, at or go to


The Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) is seeking to create a redevelopment project area in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA). The project area would cover most NELA communities that lie alongside the river, including some significant sections of Atwater Village, with no regards to the integrity of long established community boundaries. Atwater Village’s boundaries and land-use development uniformity could be threatened by its inclusion in the proposed NELA River Redevelopment Project Area.

Other news on the CRA/LA…

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Bailesti live webcam Vremea Meteo Harta rutiera Bailesti

Bailesti se afla situat în sudul judetului Dolj, la 57 km sud-vest de municipiul Craiova, 32 km nord-est de Calafat si la 287 km fata de capitala Romaniei - Bucuresti.

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This Week with Friends of Atwater Elementary (FOA) - 9/29/2010

lovely planter boxes and dug in the rock-hard dirt beneath our garden-to-be. And now on to this week's news...

Thank you to everyone for coming to Friday’s Movie Night and to Acapulco! Funds raised will be used to enrich the classrooms and/or library for all students.

Reading Garden Update
Saturday was HOT in the Reading Garden but we still got those planter boxes built. Many thanks to all who participated!

Next Saturday (Oct 2) 1-4pm we will be working in the garden again. Please come with gloves, shovels and enthusiasn (we'll have extras of each) to help build our beautiful space. For questions or more information please either call 323-284-8802 or reply to this email.

4th-6th Grade New Books
With the help of First Book Bank and the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council, FOA is able to give 2 new books to every student in the 4th-6th grades.

Those books are Lexi and Christian the Lion. We will also be doing some Book Club activities involving these books on Tuesdays after school. Come and join us!

* For those students who are not in the 4th, 5th or 6th grades, we are exploring every opportunity to acquire books for you too. We will keep you posted.

Atwater Village Cookbook Recipes and Art Contest Requests
Calling all cooks and artists of ALL AGES! Atwater Village needs your recipes and your artwork by October 15. We are creating a cookbook and need recipes and cover art. Recipes can be anything at all from very simple to complicated (and tasty!) Forms are in the school office or can be obtained online at

The art work should be with the theme ‘Atwater Village’ and should be submitted on no larger than 8 ½ x11 paper to the school office by October 15.
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Evoluzione week-end 1 - 2 - 3 Ottobre 2010

Buonasera a tutti!!

Situazione di calma apparente sull'Italia, dove momentaneamente si è instaurata un'area di alta pressione. Tuttavia, già da domani tornerà un pò di pioggia al nord e lungo il versante tirrenico, a causa del passaggio di una debole perturbazione Atlantica, che verrà attenuata dal campo di alta. Perciò Sabato e Domenica saranno due giornate gradevoli su gran parte della Penisola, con tempo soleggiato e temperature ideali per stare all'aria aperta.
L'occhio però andrà puntato ai giorni successivi: già dalla serata di domenica cominceranno a rinforzare venti sciroccali sul Mediterraneo occidentale, venti che preannunciano un possibile peggioramento di stampo tipicamente autunnale.

La prima mappa qua sopra mostra le temperature previste per le ore centrali di lunedì, quando le correnti meridionali avranno preso il possesso del Mediterraneo: a 1500 m slm circa, ci saranno valori abbastanza tiepidi, che si faranno sentire anche al suolo.

La seconda mappa mostra come l'asse della saccatura sia già proteso su di noi nel pomeriggio di lunedì, cominciando così ad aumentare il gradiente barico al suolo, come si vede dalle isobare più strette sul Tirreno, segnale chiaro dell'intensificazione dei venti meridionali.
A conferma di questo c'è l'ultima mappa (riferita alle 2 am di martedì), da cui possiamo notare i venti tesi da S-E su Tirreno e Adriatico. E' ancora presto per confermare questa ipotesi, ma a rafforzarla c'è il fatto che il motore generatore di questa situazione è una depressione molto estesa che si allungherà verso sud, quindi abbastanza potente da poter esser confermata anche per i prossimi run modellistici. Naturale è che, se tutto verrà confermato, oltre al maltempo esteso, temperature miti ed elevati tassi di umidità, ci sarà buon surf per tutte le nostre coste....Staremo a vedere...


Venerdì 1: passaggio di una debole perturbazione al centro-nord con fenomeni concentrati soprattutto al nord tra Liguria, Triveneto e regioni centrali tirreniche. Tra Veneto orientale e Friuli Venezia Giulia potranno risultare più continui. Al sud solo qualche passaggio nuvoloso, in prevalenza medio-alto e tempo asciutto. In serata generale miglioramento. Lieve calo termico.
Sabato 2: presenza di banchi nuvolosi lungo le regioni tirreniche, ma con basso rischio di fenomeni, bel tempo o cielo velato altrove. Mite.
Domenica 3: vento da est in Val padana con formazione di nubi basse tra pianura piemontese e dell'ovest Lombardia, pochi i fenomeni. Per il resto da sereno a velato, tendenza ad aumento della nuvolosità sulla Liguria nel corso della giornata per il rinforzo dello Scirocco.


Mar Ligure

Venerdì 1: Mari generalmente poco mossi ovunque al mattino, con moto ondoso in lieve aumento sul settore di levante, e possibili piccole onde (0.5 m al max) di scarsa qualità nel pomeriggio e meglio verso sera.
Sabato 2: Mari calmi o poco mossi.
Domenica 3: Mari generalmente calmi o poco mossi, con venti tra scirocco e levante in rinforzo durante le ore centrali, e piccole onde possibili verso sera sull'estremo settore di ponente (piccole e di scarsa qualità).

Isole Maggiori

Venerdì 1: Al mattino possibili piccole onde (0.5 m) da N-W in scaduta rapida sulla Sardegna nord-occidentale. Mari poco mossi tendenti a calare altrove.
Sabato 2: Mari calmi o poco mossi ovunque. Rinforza lo scirocco sulla Sardegna meridionale verso sera.
Domenica 3: Piccole onde da E-SE sulla Sardegna meridionale già dal mattino, in crescita (0.5 m all'inizio). Rinforza lo scirocco un pò ovunque col passare delle ore, con onde in arrivo anche sulla Sicilia sud-occidentale. Nel pomeriggio onde con venti attivi, di misura fino a 1 m sulla Sardegna, e 0.5-0.8 m in crescita verso sera sull'estremità sud-ovest della Sicilia.

Mar Tirreno

Venerdì 1: Mari calmi o poco mossi al mattino, poco mossi al pomeriggio per venti più tesi da libeccio (senza particolari conseguenze).
Sabato 2: Mari calmi o poco mossi.
Domenica 3: Mari inizialmente calmi, passaggio a poco mossi col passare delle ore, soprattutto sul settore nord, per l'attivazione di venti al più moderati da scirocco. Nessuna conseguenza surf entro sera.

Mar Ionio

Venerdì 1: Mari calmi o poco mossi.
Sabato 2: Mari calmi.
Domenica 3: Mari calmi o poco mossi.

Mar Adriatico

Venerdì 1: Mari calmi o poco mossi.
Sabato 2: Mare poco mosso a nord-est al mattino, calmo o poco mosso altrove.
Domenica 3: Mare calmo o poco mosso.

Al prossimo aggiornamento!!
Buon week-end!!
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糖朝 粥與麵

糖朝, Evie & Bob 很常吃的粥麵店 -

金庸的題字 -

 糖水, 飯後食用的甜湯...(餐桌紙上有寫的落落長)

菜單 -  

點個青菜, 通常我們都是清炒比較多, 這裡的青菜都會用高湯下去炒, 加上大火的鑊氣, 清炒的就很好吃, 可以選加大蒜或不加, 當然腐乳空心菜也不錯 -

今天點的是簡單的蠔油芥蘭 -

平常都會點的還有南乳雞翼, 皮脆入味, 吮指回味 -  

Evie 今天的主食, 足料鮮蝦雲吞麵 -

Bob比較喜歡粥類, 尤其是肉丸牛肉粥 -

糖水當然是不能少的 -

木桶豆腐花是基本配備 -

先來一壺香片 -

上菜囉 -

幾縷干貝絲,  雞骨湯鮮, 糖朝的粥是看不見米粒的, 我猜是用果汁機打生米的再煮, 不然要熬成這樣不知道要熬多久 -

牛肉熟度恰到好處 -

四粒豬肉丸 -

半朵花菇, 肉厚軟嫩, 半片真是不太夠 -

有調味的丸子, 搭著粥吃剛剛好, 軟硬剛好又帶嚼勁 -

Evie 就愛吃撈麵 -

皮薄料足的餛飩 -

Bob不喜歡這種有帶鹼味的港式麵條, 卻是Evie的首選 -

清楚的可以看到很漂亮的蝦子 -

蠔油芥蘭 -

蠔油勾芡汁, 濃度剛剛好, 不會死鹹 -

餐畢叫起的豆腐花 -

濃縮的糖漿, 搭配滑嫩的豆腐花, 跟台式的滿滿糖水, 有不一樣的感覺 -

吳宗憲開的餐廳, 在櫃檯後方的木桶上有很多藝人的簽名 -

大葉高島屋的糖朝, 現在有提供訂位的服務, 不用在現場空等了 -

大高的透明電梯 -

Bob愛吃粥, 很累的時候, 胃口不好的時候, 想不出要吃什麼的時候, 就會來糖朝吃粥, 還好糖朝也有賣撈麵, 所以Evie 也不怕沒東西吃
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