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Melrose Avenue

Melrose Avenue is a shopping and entertainment destination in Los Angeles that starts at Santa Monica Boulevard, at the border between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. It ends at Lucile Avenue in Silver Lake. Melrose runs south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Paved in 1909, Melrose Avenue's namesake comes from the Massachusetts town of the same name, its most famous section, known as the Melrose District, is the West End through West Hollywood and Hollywood. At the corner of Fairfax and Melrose is Fairfax High School, which marks the start of the Fairfax District. One of the most famous landmarks located on Melrose Avenue is Paramount Pictures. Metro Local line 10 operates on Melrose Avenue; the eastern end of the district, which runs from Fairfax to Highland Avenue, became a popular underground and new wave shopping area in the early 1980s. Pioneered by adventurous independent retailers and restaurateurs, Melrose Avenue captured the global imagination as the birthplace of Southern California's New Wave and Punk cultures.

Rapid notoriety lured movie stars and style seekers, leading the press to dub Melrose Avenue "the new Rodeo Drive." Ready for its close-up, the avenue enjoyed its share of TV and movie cameos, appeared on Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" segments of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, in addition to shows such as Entourage and LA Ink. Melrose District got its notoriety in Aaron Spelling's 1990s soap opera on the Fox network Melrose Place; as a evolving merchant district, it has featured stores such as Vinyl Fetish, Harvey's On Melrose Golden Girls Rattan Furniture and Retail Slut, They all closed several years ago, Harvey's has made a comeback after 20 years but on Beverly the new Melrose while The Burger That Ate L. A. a landmark fast food stand, was in recent years replaced with a Starbucks. The original Johnny Rockets opened in this end of Melrose in 1986. Long-term stakeholders like The Groundlings, l.a. Eyeworks, Angeli Caffe and Sportie LA have shown continued dedication to the community. In 2005, musician and director Joe Hahn, member of the rock band Linkin Park, opened his concept retail store SURU on the 7600 block of Melrose.

Canadian designer John Fluevog opened on Melrose in 2003. As one of the city's most walking-friendly neighborhoods, this must-see destination has maintained its reputation for an original and independent experience for more than three decades. Since 1997, the Melrose Trading Post outdoor flea market has created opportunities for Fairfax High School and the surrounding neighborhood; every Sunday 250+ local vendors, collectors and artists gather in the parking lot on the corner of Melrose and Fairfax Avenues to celebrate the thriving community culture. Food vendors and live music round out this weekly local event hosted by the Greenway Arts Alliance. Money raised by this nonprofit organization from the low-cost patron admission and vendor booth fees fuel a thriving arts education program on the FHS campus called, Institute for the Arts at Greenway. At the corner of Highland and Melrose is what has been described by the Los Angeles Times as the "boss of LA's Italian dining scene", Osteria Mozza, which marks the eastern end of the Fairfax District.

The Melrose Business Improvement District Association is tasked with working to enhance the commercial vitality of Melrose Avenue between Highland and Fairfax Avenues by providing improvements and activities throughout the district. The Western End, popularly referred to as Melrose Heights, runs from La Cienega Blvd. to Fairfax Avenue and features a variety of upscale restaurants, boutiques such as the Kardashian sisters boutique D-A-S-H and salons such as Elixir, The Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Fred Segal, Plush Home, The Improv. Melrose Heights is home to several high-end designer stores, such as Marc Jacobs, Diane von Fürstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Sergio Rossi, Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, BCBG Max Azria, Paul Smith, Temperley London, John Varvatos, Diesel, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang. North of the intersection with La Cienega Boulevard is Melrose Place, a branch of the main avenue made famous thanks to the soap opera of the same name. In reality, Melrose Place features no residences and has been home to antique shops and salons.

The area of Melrose Avenue that intersects La Cienega Boulevard and its satellite streets is part of the La Cienega Design Quarter. Its shops and galleries house many antiques, rugs and art. Melrose Avenue Official Guide Melrose Avenue Merchant Alliance Huffington Post - October 8 2010 Music Video by Bobby Valentino performing'Slow Down'


Triheptanoin is a triglyceride, composed of three seven-carbon fatty acids. These odd-carbon fatty acids are able to provide anaplerotic substrates for the TCA cycle. Triheptanoin is used clinically in humans to treat inherited metabolic diseases, such as pyruvate carboxylase deficiency and carnitine palmitoyltransferase II deficiency, it appears to increase the efficacy of the ketogenic diet as a treatment for epilepsy. Since triheptanoin is composed of odd-carbon fatty acids, it can produce ketone bodies with five carbon atoms, as opposed to even-carbon fatty acids which are metabolized to ketone bodies with four carbon atoms; the five-carbon ketones produced from triheptanoin are beta-ketopentanoate and beta-hydroxypentanoate. Each of these ketone bodies crosses the blood–brain barrier and enters the brain. De Almeida Rabello Oliveira M, da Rocha Ataíde T, de Oliveira SL, et al.. "Effects of short-term and long-term treatment with medium- and long-chain triglycerides ketogenic diet on cortical spreading depression in young rats".

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Christopher Warren-Green

Christopher Warren-Green is a British violinist and conductor. He was born in Gloucestershire and attended Westminster City School, where he was a chorister, the Royal Academy of Music. Warren-Green has served as concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Warren-Green has held the position of Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra since 1988. In 2005, Vladimir Ashkenazy invited Warren-Green and the LCO to Hong Kong as the resident orchestra for the Hong Kong International Piano Competition. On the personal invitation of the Prince of Wales, Warren-Green was invited to arrange the music and conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra for the Service of Dedication and Prayer celebrating the marriage of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. To mark the occasion of the Queen's 80th birthday at Kew Palace, he conducted a private concert for the entire Royal family. In 1998, Warren-Green became Principal Guest Conductor of the Nordic Chamber Orchestra, taking over as Chief Conductor from 2001 until 2005.

From 1998 to 2001, he was Chief Conductor of the Joenkoeping Sinfonietta. He was appointed Principal Conductor of the Camerata Resident Orchestra of the Megaron Athens in October 2004. In May 2009, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra named Warren-Green its 11th music director, effective with the 2010–2011 season. In August 2012, the orchestra announced the extension of Warren-Green's contract through the 2015–2016 season. Warren-Green has recorded for BMG, EMI, Virgin, Warner Classics. Chandos and Deutsche Grammophon. In July 2007, he conducted the premiere of Nigel Hess's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, commissioned by the Prince of Wales in memory of his grandmother, with soloist Lang Lang, he conducted the London Chamber Orchestra at the April 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before a worldwide television audience. In May 2018, he conducted the orchestra at the royal wedding of Meghan Markle; the group consisted of musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and English Chamber Orchestra and featured virtuoso cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

In August 2008 Warren-Green appeared in the reality TV talent show-themed television series, Maestro on BBC Two, as a mentor to Jane Asher, one of the students. Warren-Green is married to Rosemary Furniss, a violinist, artistic director and concertmaster of the LCO, they have three stepchildren. HarrisonParrott agency biography of Warren-Green LCO biography of Warren-Green Royal Academy of Music


Kilbotn is a village in Harstad Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located about 12 km south of the center of the town of Harstad, along the Vågsfjorden on the east side of Hinnøya island; the villages of Fauskevåg and Sørvika are just a few kilometres to the south of Kilbotn. The population of the village is 332, but since 2002 it has been considered a part of the Harstad urban area. During World War II, Nazi Germany used Kilbotn as a U-boat base. On 4 May 1945, the last air raid of World War II in Europe took place when the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm attacked the Kilbotn anchorage with 44 aircraft from three offshore aircraft carriers in Operation Judgement; the harbour contained the submarine depot ship Black Watch with the German submarine U-711 moored alongside. The wreck of Black Watch lies in Kilbotn harbour close to the wreck of U-711. Https://

Stormy Rottman

Leon "Stormy" Rottman was an American weather forecaster and television host. After his experience with reporting weather conditions for the U. S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War, Rottman began a civilian career as a weather presenter on both television and radio, he was the primary evening weatherman for many years at Channel 9 in Colorado. Leon Rottman was born in 1918 in Illinois. After enlisting in the U. S. Air Force, he was stationed in China as a briefing officer, it was here that Rottman began forecasting weather conditions in the area, gaining the nickname "Stormy" that he would keep for the remainder of his career. During the Korean War, Rottman was stationed at Chennault Air Force Base in Louisiana. While still a forecaster for the Air Force, Rottman worked part-time at a local television station in the vicinity. In the mid-1950s, Rottman could be heard presenting weather conditions and forecasts on Armed Forces Radio in Tokyo, Japan, he was transferred to the North American Aerospace Defense Command at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, near Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1957.

In addition to serving as weatherman for Baker Crew at NORAD, Rottman worked as a part-time forecaster for KRDO-TV, Channel 13 in Colorado Springs. He had another stint with Armed Forces Radio in this time based in Germany. After his assignment in Germany had ended, Rottman retired from the Air Force, he pursued a career as a weather forecaster, working at various radio and television stations across the United States throughout the 1960s. In 1969, Rottman began working for KBTV in Denver, where he remained for 20 years. For much of his stay at Channel 9, Rottman was the "Chief Meteorologist" delivering the primary weather segments during the 5PM and 10PM weekday newscasts, his quirky nickname and style of presenting weather forecasts made him a well-known local personality. When Channel 9 hired Rob Roseman as a daytime meteorologist in the 1980s, the station dubbed Roseman "Sunny" and created an advertising campaign featuring the two men with the tagline, "Sunny days and Stormy nights". Rottman continued working at KUSA until his retirement at age 70 in 1988.

While in Denver, Rottman became the host of Senior Showcase, a program focusing on issues relevant to elderly Coloradans. This show aired on KRMA, one of two Public Broadcasting Service Public television stations serving Denver. Rottman died January 1993 in Denver. Rottman was awarded a Broadcaster of the Year award by the Colorado Broadcasters Association. In 2003, he was inducted posthumously into the Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado Hall of Fame. Metropolitan State University of Denver awards a Stormy Rottman Endowed Memorial Scholarship annually to a student majoring in meteorology. Stormy Rottman Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund info

Columbia Association

Columbia Association is a management organization for the financing, maintenance of common-use facilities of The Rouse Company planned development of Columbia, Maryland. CA has 260 full-time employees, 800 part-time year-round employees and 150 to 500 seasonal employees. CA was named The Columbia Park and Recreation Association, Inc; the association was responsible for developing public amenities, transportation systems, snow removal, landscaping promised in its application for New Town Zoning. The funding for the association would be provided by use-fees; the seven-member CA board was staffed with representatives of the development company with James Rouse as president. The association developed a "one lot-one vote" system, with which gave majority control to the Rouse Company. Control of the association to residents was planned to transfer in phases through 1980. In 1967, 285 residents were able to establish a 5-person council in Wilde Lake, which in turn would provide the first elected board member.

CA planned on self-sufficiency through its own taxing authority. However, in 1968, CA negotiated with the county commissioners to pay for and build the Banneker Fire Station and charge an assessment to residents to pay for the equipment. Howard County remained responsible for operating expenses thereafter. By 1970, CA had grown to 5,500 members, three five-member village boards with a $1.5 million budget and $5.75 million in debt. In 1982, the association created the Columbia Archives non-profit organization; the organization is managed by CA's Board of Directors with a mission to chronicle documents relating to Columbia and James Rouse. The organization is public relations resource for Columbia and displaying historic artifacts that place the development in a positive light. Columbia Association’s mission is to make Columbia a better place to live and play and in support of this, Columbia Association hosts an array of community events to meet the needs of the community; the Columbia Festival of the Arts presents four weekend-long arts festivals throughout the year, with both free and ticketed events.

Festivals feature performances, concerts and workshops, many more activities for artists and families. Founded in 1987, the festival has grown into one of the region’s premier arts events. Columbia Teen Idol is sponsored by CA's advisory committees. Following an audition process and semi-finals, the final competition features the top ten contestants performing a song of their choice. In the past, performances have included music genres such as rock, showtunes, R&B, rap. In an effort to emulate its nationwide American Idol counterpart, starting in 2016 the finalists were provided with one-on-one training with a professional singer in the days leading up to the show. In addition to the vocal competition, contestants are required to participate in volunteer activities for the community with the intention of providing a foundation of empowerment for all participants; the theme of 2016 was Shatter the Stigma®, a James' Place Initiative to bring a voice to the disease of addiction. The top three contestants receive a cash prize, a People's Choice Award is selected by the audience.

Notable former award winners include Grace Davina, presented her prize by Miss Maryland Teen USA 2014, Mariela Pepin. Semi-finals take place at Slayton House Theatre; the final competition occurs in Downtown Columbia at Lake Kittamaquindi. Supreme Sports Club Fairway Hills Golf Course Equestrian Center - Hobbit's Glen Golf Club Slayton House - Columbia Swim Club Symphony Woods Homeowner association Planned community Official Webpage