Daily Archives: January 29, 2018

Any Brexit deal will hit UK economy – government paper – BBC News


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From Wikipedia: Van Nuys High School


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Van Nuys High School — in the San Fernando Valley.

Van Nuys High School — in the San Fernando Valley.

Van Nuys High School(VNHS), established in 1914, is a public high school in theVan Nuys district of Los Angeles, belonging to the Los Angeles Unified School District: District 2. The school is home to a Residential Program and three Magnet Programs—Math/Science, performing arts, and Medical.

Quick facts: Location, Information …

Van Nuys High School
Location
6535 Cedros Avenue, Van Nuys, California 91411
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1914
Principal Ms. Yolanda Gardea
Enrollment 2,662 (2014-15)
Campus Country
Color(s) Burgundy, grey
Team name Wolves
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Several neighborhoods, including much of Van Nuys, portions of Sherman Oaks, Magnolia Woods, and Victory Park, are zoned to this school.

History

Van Nuys High School opened in 1914, four years after Van Nuys was established. For years the only high schools in the Valley were Van Nuys, Owensmouth (now Canoga Park), San Fernando, and North Hollywood. The main buildings and auditorium were built in 1933, incorporating remnants of the 1915 building which had been destroyed in the Long Beach earthquake. The football and track stadium, originally built at the same time as the current high school, is named for Bob Waterfield, and the baseball field for Don Drysdale, the two most famous athletes to have played for VNHS.

For the 1998–1999 Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), Van Nuys high had a 537 average on the verbal portion and a 568 on the mathematics portion, giving it the highest SAT scores in the LAUSD that year.

The Los Angeles Unified School District ordered Van Nuys High School to convert to year-round scheduling in 2001, due to such reasons as overcrowding. Even though this relieved the overcrowding at the school, the Magnet Programs separated tracks, along with the residential students. The Performing Arts Magnet and the Medical Magnet were only available on the A-Track Schedule, while the Math and Science Magnet was only available on the C-Track Schedule. B-Trackers could not take the same classes as C-Trackers, while C-Trackers could only take certain A-Track classes. Teachers that had both A-Track and C-Track students were frustrated because the curriculum had to be synchronized with both tracks.[citation needed]

Van Nuys High School returned to the Traditional School Calendar in 2005. The switch was caused by a decline in the school population and by a new district policy to eliminate year-round schools whenever possible.

The opening of Panorama High School in October 2006,relieved overcrowding at Van Nuys High School.

Van Nuys High School has had the highest AP passing rate in the LAUSD for two consecutive years.[when?][citation needed]

Van Nuys High School was indeed established in 1915. Although, the first graduating ceremony was held in 1914 for a small group of students that had previously attended different schools. Legitimately making the class of 2014 The Centennials. The issue has been discussed between high authority figures of the school, they decided that even though the first graduating ceremony that took place for students that did attend Van Nuys High School was in the year 1915, the first graduating ceremony to take place in the school took place back in 1914.[citation needed]

Community Adult School

The Adult School is on the same campus as Van Nuys High School. It allows adults as well as high school students to take classes. Most Van Nuys High School students take courses in the Adult School for academic remediation. However, some take classes for Counselor-Identified High School Credit Deficiencies, while others take classes for personal necessities of flexible scheduling.

The Adult School is considered a work-at-your-own-pace program. A student can finish an entire course in just 2–3 weeks, but can take longer depending on the work effort of the student.

Athletics

In baseball Van Nuys High qualified for postseason play. The following time the school’s team qualified was in 1989, after a 9–7 victory overBirmingham High School at the Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center.

Van Nuys High has a variety of sports including: basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, football, soccer, golf, wrestling, water polo, swimming and tennis. It has had longtime rivalries withFrancis Polytechnic High School and Hollywood High School.

Notable alumni

Filming

The campus was used as a location for the 1982 movieFast Times at Ridgemont High. Ridgemont High’s mascot in the movie was the same as Van Nuys High School—a wolf, which remains VNHS’s mascot today.

The horror films Christine andSleepwalkers, both written byStephen King, were filmed at Van Nuys High School.

Some perhaps less well known movies filmed at Van Nuys High include My Science Project, Kid ‘n Play‘s Class Actand My Stepmother is an Alien(featuring Kim Basinger). were also filmed at VNHS, as were scenes in the Disney film “Starstruck”.

In addition, the pilot episode of The Wonder Years and several episodes of Highway to Heaven were filmed there, as was The Ramones‘ punk-rock movie classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.

The music video of Vitamin C‘s Graduation song was filmed at Van Nuys High School. An episode of Apple’s Way 1974–1975 Vince Van Patten was filmed on the football field. An episode ofScrubs was filmed on the track field. An episode of 7th Heavenwas filmed there as well, as was an episode of Twin Peaks. 2009 film Love at First Hiccupwas also filmed at the front of the school and in the school’s quad.

A 2009 music video “About a Girl” by The Academy Is… was also filmed in Van Nuys High School. Also, several episodes of the 2010 series “Parenthood” were shot in the school’s library and quad area.

VNHS was used as the location for many of the scenes in the 80’s TV series “The White Shadow“.

The 2014 music video for the song “Unlimited” made by the clothing company Old Navywas filmed at Van Nuys High School.

The upcoming 2017 showYoung Sheldon was filmed at Van Nuys High School.

The upcoming 2018 adaptation of the film Valley Girl (film) filmed at Van Nuys High School.

The Daijoji Temple is where Kanazawa locals come to reflect.


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The Daijoji Temple is where Kanazawa locals come to reflect.

This 700-year old temple is away from the center of the city but it is definitely worth the trip. Take in our next #NotYetTrending destination: Kanazawa, Japan: http://abnb.co/kanazawa

Today’s Holiday: Thomas Paine Day


Today’s Holiday:
Thomas Paine Day

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was a propagandist and humanitarian whose influential pamphlet, Common Sense, is credited with persuading the American colonies to declare their independence from Great Britain. On January 29, Paine’s birthday, he is honored by members of the Thomas Paine National Historical Association in New Rochelle, New York. They lay a wreath at his monument in the Thomas Paine Memorial Museum, which houses some of his letters and personal effects. The cottage in which Paine lived is only a short walk away. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: James Jamerson (1936)


Today’s Birthday:
James Jamerson (1936)

Jamerson learned to play bass guitar in high school in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1950s and thereafter found work as a studio musician for Motown Records. He went on to perform on hundreds of songs by artists like Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, and The Supremes, but his work was largely uncredited, and he died in relative obscurity at the age of 47. Today, however, he is regarded as one of the most influential bassists in modern history. One of his fingers even had its own nickname. What was it? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: US President George W. Bush Introduces the “Axis of Evil” (2002)


This Day in History:
US President George W. Bush Introduces the “Axis of Evil” (2002)

During his 2002 State of the Union Address, US President George W. Bush described the countries of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as an “Axis of Evil” for their alleged support of terrorism. Since then, the phrase has spawned many imitations, including the Eritrean-coined “Axis of Belligerence,” the South American “Axis of Good,” and the “Axis of Diesel” proposed by The Economist magazine. What word did Bush speechwriter David Frum originally use instead of “evil”? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Friedrich Nietzsche


Quote of the Day:
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is true we love life; not because we are wont to live, but because we are wont to love. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


Article of the Day:
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a poem written by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Published in 1798, it represented a shift to modern poetry and heralded the beginning of English Romanticism. The poem opens with a mariner stopping a man on his way to a wedding and recounting to him the supernatural events he experienced during a long sea voyage. As the story progresses, the wedding guest’s impatience fades and is replaced by fascination. What events may have inspired the poem? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: be looking for trouble


Idiom of the Day:
be looking for trouble

To be doing something or acting in a manner that will very likely result in trouble, difficulty, or danger. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: infringement


Word of the Day:
infringement

Definition: (noun) An encroachment, as of a right or privilege.
Synonyms: violation
Usage: Before I could prove to them that this proceeding was a gross infringement on the liberties of the British subject, I found myself lodged within the walls of a prison.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Your Blood Pressure Chart: Stay Healthy!


Your Blood Pressure Chart: Stay Healthy!

Your Blood Pressure Chart: Stay Healthy!

Here’s How Americans are Saving on Their Cable and Internet Bills


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Here’s How Americans are Saving on Their Cable and Internet Bills

Are you paying too much for cable and internet? For those of you that are paying hundreds each month, there’s one thing you have to know before your next cable bill: there are hundreds of new cable and internet companies popping up that are desperate to give you a better deal, you just have to know where to look.
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It’s amazing how many people will just continue to pay their cable TV bill every month and not realize their bills could be increasing thanks to fee increases and new add-ons.

Cable companies know this and they would much rather keep you in the dark. If it’s been more than a year or two since you’ve looked at cable offers, there’s a good chance you could be missing out on significant discounts and savings, even from your current cable provider.

Do you think your current cable provider would call you up to offer you the latest discount? Most likely not. They would much rather have you continue to pay the higher rates they’re setting.

So what exactly should you do? Comparison shop.

Competition has risen drastically in past years and cable providers are constantly offering lower rates for higher internet speeds and more of your favorite channels just to win your business.

The best deals may not always be found in direct mail ads or through TV commercials. Most people see the big-box cable company ads and assume those are the only options.

The truth is that there could be other companies that offer better deals in order to compete with large Internet companies. Out of hundreds of offers available, there might only be a few that offer incredible discounts at certain times. These offers are there and smart consumers could be using these offers to significantly lower their cable bill.

Where to Look

Each area has their own local Internet companies, so it’s beneficial to do a little research. Learn what others in your city are paying for their cable and know exactly how low cable providers will go on a price and demand that deal.

If you’re interested in saving money on your cable bill, start a search today.

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Perugia – Italy


Perugia - Italy

Perugia – Italy

Always beautiful Rome!


Always beautiful Rome!

Always beautiful Rome!

J. M. W. Turner


J. M. W. Turner

Watch “Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love (1977)” on YouTube


Watch “Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You” on YouTube


I Just Called to Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder

LYRICS
No New Year’s Day to celebrate
No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away
No first of spring, no song to sing
In fact here’s just another ordinary day
No April rain
No flowers bloom
No wedding Saturday within the month of June
But what it is, is something true
Made up of these three words that I must say to you
I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart
No summer’s high
No warm July
No harvest moon to light one tender August night
No autumn breeze
No falling leaves
Not even time for birds to fly to southern skies
No Libra sun
No Halloween
No giving thanks to all the Christmas joy you bring
But what it is, though old so new
To fill your heart like no three words could ever do
I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart
Can we sing it one more time please
I just called to say I love you (I just called to say, I just called to say I love you)
I just called to say how much I care, I do (I just called to say, I just called to say I do)
I just called to say I love you (I just called to say, I just called to say I love you)
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart, I love you form the bottom of my heart
Songwriters: Stevie Wonder
I Just Called to Say I Love You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Credi in te stesso e in tutto ciò che sei. Sappi che c’è qualcosa dentro di te che è più grande di ogni ostacolo. C. D. Larson


Credi in te stesso e in tutto ciò che sei. Sappi che c'è qualcosa dentro di te che è più grande di ogni ostacolo.

C. D. Larson

Credi in te stesso e in tutto ciò che sei. Sappi che c’è qualcosa dentro di te che è più grande di ogni ostacolo.

C. D. Larson