Monthly Archives: June 2012
Jun 27 2012
Cooking For Your Dog
Jun 26 2012
The Valence Group – Expert Chemical M&A Advisors

Are you a company or an investor looking  for a specialist investment bank that offers M&A advisory services exclusively for the chemicals and materials sectors? Perhaps you need advise and you operate in the various associated sectors? If so, then The Valence Group might be the ideal business solution for you.


With many years experience in the Chemical M&A Advisory sector, The Valence Group offers a wide range of service and a broad and deep transactional experience in:



Joint venture

Private companies

Public offers

Corporate carve-outs


Management buy-outs

Fairness of opinions


The founder and senior members of the group have over 150 years of transactional experience and have been working together as a team for over 10 years. This allows them to be uniquely skilled in these highly specialised sectors so that clients benefit from first hand experience of the economic, contractual, liability and transactional issues specific to these sectors.

Where your business is highly specialised, the specialists and advisors you need at your side need to be similarly specialised and the more general banks and advisros are simply not sufficiently familiar with the key issues you might be faced with such as:

Environmental contractual provisions

Carve-out issues

Ongoing supply arrangements

Sector regulation and the players in each sub-sector

If you’ve established yourself in these highly specialised sectors and are making a reputation for yourself based on your quality and experise, don’t try to settle for budget options and a generalised advisor. Do it properly and appoint an advisor fully versed in Chemical Investment Banking  and Chemical Mergers and Acquisitions . Appoint The Valence Group and get the business advisor you and your business deserve.

Jun 26 2012
Tesla 3rd Street Promenade Grand Opening June 29 – July 1

Tesla 3rd Street Promenade Grand Opening June 29 – July 1


Tesla 3rd Street Promenade
1229 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Grand Opening Weekend Hours
Friday, June 29th, 10am-9pm
Saturday, June 30th, 10am-9pm
Sunday, July 1st, 11am-7pm

Jun 26 2012
Enjoy Bonnie B’s Smoking BBQ at Taste of North Lake on Thursday, June 28th

The North Lake Village Business Association presents the inaugural Taste of North Lake event on Thursday, June 28th from 6pm to 9pm at 1174 North Lake Avenue.

Food from several North Lake restaurants will be offered, including our Chamber member Bonnie B’s Smokin’ BBQ Heaven. For $5 visitors can sample food and learn what North Lake Avenue has to offer.

For more information visit

Jun 26 2012
Early bird tickets end this Friday – Twiistup

Early bird tickets end this Friday – Twiistup

Are you ready to learn how to build, promote, distribute, scale, and monetize your mobile app? MobileAppCon, by Twiistup, covers every aspect of the Mobile-App life cycle.
Hurry up and register, as Friday is your last day for early bird ticket prices.
We have a great lineup of speakers such as Sam Shank of Hotel Tonight, Chris Ovitz of Viddy, Ron Conway, and Travis Kalanick of Uber.
Register today before the prices go up.
Jun 26 2012
Alan Turing – A Genius Born Into A Society Not Ready For Him

Anything important about June 23rd? It’s two days after the Summer Solstice and……..? Pretty insignificant right? Wrong!

June 23rd is a date that should be etched on your brain as it was the events of that day, a little over a century ago that meant you are able to read this blog.

Alan Mathison Turing was born on June 23rd 1912 and began a truly remarkable life that would earn him an OBE, FRS and universal recognition and aclaim. Although he died in 1954, aged just 42, his list of accomplishments is truly astonishing.:

Aged 16, after encountered Albert Einstein’s work; not only did he grasp it, but he extrapolated Einstein’s questioning of Newton’s laws of motion

He was influential in the development of computer science

He developed the ‘Turing Machine’ which played a significant role in the development of the modern computer and is still used today as a central object of study in the theory of computation

Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence

He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, including the method of the bombe, an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine

Turing created ‘ACE’, one of the first designs for a stored-programme computer

He wrote a paper on the chemical basis of morphogenesis, and predicted oscillating chemical reactions such as the Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction


Turing achieved more in 40 years than even the most brilliant amongst us could hope to achieve in several lifetimes, yet he wasn’t heralded for his genius as he so richly deserved, he was persicuted by a society that didn’t know any better, purely because of his sexuality. Homosexuality was illegal in the United Kingdom in 1954 and after being convicted of gross indecency for having a relationship with another man, Turing was given the choice of chemical castration or imprionment. He chose the former and as a result of his conviction, he lost his security clearance, meaning that he couldn’t continue with the work he loved so much. Unable to cope with his punishment, he was found dead on 8th June 1954 having poisoned himself with cyanide.

Uncertainty surrounded his suicide and it wasn’t until 2009 that the government issued an apology for the way Turing was treated, but it was clearly a case of too little, too late.

Turing was an incredible man and deserved to be remembered for the astonishing things he achieved and not his sexuality, or untimely death. Hopefully society has learnt from the mistakes of the past and will never again make such an ill-advised mistake.

As we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of his birth, I urge anyone reading this to learn a bit  more about Turing and never forget that genius should always be recognised, even if it doesn’t always conform with the recognised ‘norm’

Jun 26 2012
Cell Phones For Kids – Peace Of Mind For You!

The kids are growing up…..your fridge is constantly empty, communication is restricted to a series of grunts and huffs and every item of dirty clothing they own makes it as far as the bedroom floor and no further. Their birthday requests have also changed from Pokemon and Barbie to touchpads, tablets and cell phones.

What do you do? Some cell phone contracts are prohibitively expensive, (as are the phones themselves) and the kids could be building up huge bills, talking to people they really shouldn’t be and the less said about what they are downloading from the internet the better!

Kajeet offer prepaid, kids’ cell phone solutions that will satisfy the surliest of children and the most paranoid of parents and are the leading children’s cell phone, smartphone and tablet provider, basing their core offerings on no contracts or termination fees.

 To get started simply:

1) Select a Kajeet phone from the range of cell phones, Androids and other brand name smartphones, and tablets

2) Select a service plan

3) Receive and activate your phone


As a parent you also have the benefit of Kajeet’s award winning Parental Controls package which is now completely free with every one of their call plan options:

Picture Messaging – turn it on or off as you think appropriate

Downloads – determine whether your kids can utilise downloads, wallpapers and games

Mobile Web – choose which websites your kids can access

Contact Manager – list contacts to allow and not to allow

Time Manager – limit when your kids can use the phone, so you can restrict access during school time, or at bedtime, although you can also set exceptions for special events or holidays etc

There’s even a GPS phone locator option!

All of this and a range of plans from just $4.99 a month makes Kajeet pretty hard to beat.

Give you kids the present they want, but with the security and piece of mind you need. Go to Kajeet

Jun 26 2012
Gartner Next Big Cloud Technology – iPaaS – CLOUD-CON: Integration (June 28th)

“Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) . . . is a key component of any comprehensive cloud application infrastructure [and] Gartner expects iPaaS adoption to grow significantly during the next five years”

** Yefim Natis, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

CLOUD-CON: Integration – Online Conference

Hear Experts From:
Dell Boomi ** Informatica ** Red Hat ** SOA Software

Register Here – an Online Conference – June 28, 2012 (1pm ET / 10am PT)

Attend & Learn Valuable Lessons:
* The exploding options for iPasS, cloud integration

* Share and synchronize enterprise data with SaaS, mobile users

* How wizards, tools, REST and other APIs speed cloud?s time-to-value

* Ensure data quality across cloud and on-premise systems

* Ways cloud is changing the economics of B2B, B2C and mobile

* Deliver real-time data updates to business users

Register Here – an Online Conference – June 28, 2012 (1pm ET / 10am PT)

Jun 26 2012
Caltech Earthquake Study Volunteer Program Free Device Pasadena Area

Caltech Earthquake Study Volunteer Program Free Device Pasadena Area

To sign up for a seismometer, go to the Community Seismic Network’s website.

Please email: and include the following information:

1. name of responsible party at the address below (an adult, if you are under 18)
2. street address of proposed location, truncated to nearest 100, as in: 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, 91125. (rather than 1234 E California)
3. computer operating system, as in Windows7 or XP or Mac OS X or Linux Ubuntu 12, etc.
4. type of connection to your Internet Service Provider, as in DSL, cable modem, dialup, etc.
5. is your computer normally operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year?
6. is your internet connection normally operational 24/7 also?

Jun 25 2012
NextDayFlyers – Online Printing in a Flash!

Professional print solutions can make the difference between a potential customer walking past without a second glance, or stopping to peruse the eye catching offering and enquire further. Every business wants to look the part, but not every business can afford the cost of such marketing and promotion, however much they understand its importance.

What if there was a way to get business specific, high quality, affordable print solutions that were available online,  so that the you could enjoy additonal speed and convenience… you can with NextDayFlyers

NextDayFlyers boast the slogan ‘In Today – Out Tomorrow’ and to make good on that boast online ordering and printing couldn’t be easier.

1) Download the graphic templates and instructions

2) Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to add your own graphics and create your own business specific documents

3) Upload the completed files to NextDayFlyers website with your print instructions

That’s it!


You also get the piece of mind that working with a professional and competant company affords and they are happy to back that up with; a 100% money back guarantee, 33 different quality checks, 99.8% on-time delivery results, printing on both coasts to ensure reduced shipping costs and accelerated delivery times and an impressive customer service team, after-sales service and commitment!

NextDayFlyers offer printing in 23 different categories from Booklets and Bookmarks to Stickers and Tickets as well as everything inbetween and they even help the environment by using certified recycled materials!

If you are looking for a cheap, professional printer that can offer you fantastic quality results at a very reasonable price, look no further than NextDayFlyers



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