AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“This is a continuation in trying to resolve what went wrong,” board member Paul Strickland said Thursday. The decision comes after Livingston filed a claim against the district in September seeking damages in excess of $234,000 for unpaid settlement money, wrongful termination and defamation. Livingston’s lawyers declined to comment. The district didn’t respond to that claim within the required 45 days – which could lead to litigation. Livingston’s lawyer did not respond to a call from the district on Nov. 16, officials said Thursday. A recent audit of skyrocketing construction costs revealed mismanagement of funds and a lack of financial bookkeeping during Livingston’s tenure, which Hart Superintendent Jaime Castellanos said heavily influenced the board’s decision to void the settlement agreement. “That’s why we did the audit, to see if there were things that we could have done to avoid the cost overruns,” Castellanos said. SANTA CLARITA – The Hart school district will not pay a $234,000 settlement to its former finance chief, board members decided Wednesday night. The William S. Hart Union High School District board unanimously voted to rescind its settlement and separation agreement with Rory Livingston, former assistant superintendent of business services, and to terminate its contract with Livingston. Livingston was ousted from the district in May after construction costs for the project he oversaw peaked at $43million over the budget. District officials said this is one step toward recovery. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
It’s Friday afternoon where I live, so time for a less serious post. There’s an art tocreating good weblog post titles and most of the time I craft my post titles afterI’ve written the post. However some post titles are just too good NOT to use, becausethey’re witty or amusingly cliched or just downright memorable! Here’s a list of blogpost titles I have on hold, each of which I hope to deploy someday. Feel free to addyours in the comments.Instructions: Where there’s a blank (—–), fill it in with your favourite buzzword.e.g. a popular buzzword currently is “Podcast” – try inserting that into the suggestionsbelow (it may need to be pluralised in some cases).1. Dude, Where’s My —–?2. Is That A —– In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me3. Mo’ Better —–4. —– Considered Harmful5. The Great —– Experiment6. —– Is The New Black7. —– As A Platform8. How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The —–9. —–, It’s All Greek To Me **10. Read/Write Web Acquired By Google For $100 Million** nb: the second-to-last one was inspired by my favourite newspaper headline of alltime. It was by a British tabloid, during the time of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.Australian officials had mistakenly issueda coin that depicted a coliseum, symbolic of ancient Rome, instead of a Greekamphitheater. The headline read: Rome or Athens, it’s all Greek to theAussies! Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Blogging#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus
The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#news#NYT#social networks#web Social networking provider Ning yesterday announced that it now hosts half a million social networks on its platform. Ning launched in February 2007 and has seen rapid growth and mainstream adoption ever since. According to Ning’s co-founder and CEO Gina Bianchini, Ning users now create a new social network every 30 seconds. As Dan Farber reports, 65 percent of these social networks are currently active and 3 percent of Ning’s users are paying $19.95 a month for Ning’s premium service. Ning’s premium service allows users to use Ning on their own domain and run their own ads (or decide not to run ads at all). Some of Ning’s most popular networks include Chris Pirillo’s Geeks! Network, a network for the Ellen DeGeneres show, and rapper 50 Cent’s social network. While Ning has a number of competitors, including KickApps and Crowdvine, Ning clearly leads the pack in terms of its user-base. Ning is also very popular among academics and teachers, who often use it to set up networks and blogs for their classes instead of relying on more commercial platforms like Facebook or MySpace or having to use cumbersome class management software. Related Posts frederic lardinois A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…
The service traditionally signals the start of Independence celebrations in the UK Jamaica’s High Commissioner, Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet Assamba, read the Prime Minister’s Independence Message Hundreds of Jamaicans from across the United Kingdom attended the annual service of praise and thanksgiving hosted by the Jamaican High Commission on Saturday, August 3.The service, which was held at the Southwark Cathedral in London, traditionally signals the start of Independence celebrations in the UK.Jamaica’s High Commissioner, Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet Assamba, who read the Prime Minister’s Independence Message, told the congregation that there was strong determination and immense confidence in Jamaica that the country will succeed and create greater opportunities for future generations.This confidence and determination, she said, comes from the love and dedication shown by Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora.“This was evident by the record number of delegates who attended this year’s Biennial Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay, from June 16 to 19. It was a wonderful show of confidence in the future of the country as many who attended the conference also signalled their readiness to invest in Jamaica,” Mrs. Assamba said.The High Commissioner also noted that this year’s Independence celebrations coincide with two significant events in the history of Jamaicans in the United Kingdom – the 65th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, which signalled the start of multicultural Britain; and the 20th anniversary of the death of Stephen Lawrence, a young black man who was murdered in a racist attack while waiting for a bus in April 1993.She used the opportunity to publicly congratulate Stephen’s mother, Doreen Lawrence, on her elevation to a seat in the House of Lords.Pastor of the New Jerusalem Church in Birmingham, Yvonne Brooks, delivered the sermon during which she expressed pride to be Jamaican noting that Jamaicans are “full of tenacity and full of resources.”“We must never forget our connection. I know that we are a blessed people. I don’t want us to lose our tenacity in this modern age….we must never forget where God has brought us from. We are here to celebrate, to reflect for a few moments, not so much on our past, but what is to come for the future, and what we need to do as a people,” she said.Pastor Brooks told the congregation that God has an expected outcome for each and every person and “he will take control of your life when you let him.”The Service featured a special rendition of the National Pledge by 18 children of Jamaican heritage, choreographed by Connie Bell. Actress Marcia Mantack performed a monologue titled ‘Journeying On’, while the newly formed British Heart Foundation Gospel Choir also performed. Jamaica Defence Force Officer Cadets Omar Cover and Tameka Stewart marched in with the Jamaican Flag.Anglican Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, the Reverend Dr. Robert Thompson, was a special guest at the service and gave the blessing; while Pastor, Dr. Richard deLisser, blessed the offering which this year will go to the United Way of Jamaica for the Rise Life Management Youth Programme, and the Dispute Resolution Foundation of Jamaica Youth Programme.Other participating clergy included the Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson Wilkin and the Sub Dean and Canon of Southwark Cathedral, Reverend Bruce Saunders. Story Highlights The Service featured a special rendition of the National Pledge by 18 children of Jamaican heritage