Dawson Creek hires new CFO

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek says it has hired a new Chief Financial Officer.The City’s Chief Administrative Officer Duncan Redfearn said in a release that Ms. Flavia Rossi Donovan will be stepping into the position effective July 16th. Donovan will be relocating to the City of Dawson Creek from Mackenzie, where she is currently serving as the District’s CFO.Redfearn said that Donovan brings a wealth of international experience including working for The Coca-Cola Company & Group in Greece and India, Ernst & Young LLP in Brazil and volunteering at the United Nations – Migration Agency in Switzerland. “I think Flavia will be an excellent addition to our team”, says Chief Administrative Officer Duncan Redfearn, “we are very fortunate to have found someone with such a unique background in Corporate and Government operations.”“My family and I are very excited to be moving to Dawson Creek,” said Donovan in a statement. “The community has so much to offer and I am really looking forward to working with the staff and Council at the City of Dawson Creek.”last_img read more

Girls outperform boys yet again

first_imgNew Delhi: Following the trend of many years now, once again girls outperformed boys in the CBSE examination and this year also, it’s a girl who has topped CBSE.Hansika Shukla and Karishma Arora topped the CBSE Class 12 results, three students share the second rank with a score of 498 out of 500. Hansika Shukla is from DPS Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora is from SVM Muzaffarnagar. Both toppers secured 499 out of 500 marks (99.8 percent). Girls outperformed boys by 9 percent this year. While 88.70 percent of girls passed, 83.3 percent of transgenders cleared the exams and 79.4 percent boys passed. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe total pass percentage for the country is 83.4 percent. The region with the highest pass percentage is Thiruvananthapuram at 98.2 percent, followed by Chennai at 92.93 percent and Delhi at 91.87 percent. The percentage of students who passed in international schools is 95.43 percent. Kendriya Vidyayala Schools had a pass perentage of 98.54 percent, Tibetan schools were at 96 percent, government-aided schools were at 88.49 percent and private schools were the lowest of the lot at 82.59 percent. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe board had conducted the Secondary Examination (Class 10) and Higher Secondary Examination (Class 12) for the academic session year 2018-19 in February-March 2019. Around 13 lakh students appeared for the Class 12 examination conducted by the CBSE. The results have been announced within 28 days of the last date of the examination. In the year 2015, the CBSE announced the results on May 25 and that year also, Delhi Girl M Gayatri secured 496 out of 500. Not only that, she came in the top category of pass percentage and bagged the top position across the nation. Also, last year, the pass percentage of girls was 87.57 as compared to that of boys, which was 77.77 per cent. Around 10, 65,17,9 candidates were registered for Class 12 examination this year. This amounts to an increase of about 2.38 percent candidates over that of last year.last_img read more

President Sirisena begins official visit to Malaysia

President Maithripala Sirisena began an official visit to Malaysia today. The President was welcomed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport by Malaysian Human Resource Development Minister Dato Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem and senior officials.The visit is at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak. The Official Welcoming Ceremony will be held tomorrow at Perdana Square, Putrajaya. The visit will be President Maithripala Sirisena’s inaugural visit to Malaysia since assuming the post in January 2015. Malaysia and Sri Lanka enjoy warm and wide-ranging substantive relations in trade and investment, education, tourism and culture, human resources, capacity building, youth, and sports which have brought about mutual benefit to both countries.This visit will provide new impetus to the bilateral cooperation that will cement and elevate relations between Malaysia and Sri Lanka to greater heights. (Colombo Gazette) During the visit, YAB Prime Minister and the President will hold a bilateral meeting that will provide opportunities for both sides to review existing relations and cooperation as well as identify potential areas for future collaboration.Five Memoranda of Understanding would be concluded between the two countries covering the areas of tourism, youth development, culture, arts and heritage, foreign workers as well as scientific and technical cooperation. read more

Mangala to address UNHRC members during 34th session

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera is to address the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during 34th session.Samaraweera is to brief the council on the latest developments in Sri Lanka during the high level segment of the session on Tuesday February 28. The government is expected to gather support for another pro-Sri Lanka resolution at the UN Human Rights Council. The resolution is to back giving the Government more time to implement the systems needed to be in place to take the reconciliation process forward.An interactive dialogue will be held on Sri Lanka on March 22 during the 34th session. The 34th session of the UNHRC takes place in Geneva from 27th February to 24th March. The discussion will be based on the report on Sri Lanka submitted to the UN Human Rights Council last year by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Al Ra’ad Al Hussein.In his report Zeid had expressed satisfaction on the efforts taken by the Government to address reconciliation issues.However, he had raised concerns over the slow progress on releasing more land held by the military. He had also raised concerns over the failure to abolish the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). He also noted the need for international participation in the accountability process. The High Commissioner had urged the Government to take concrete steps to address the impatience, anxiety and reservations towards the process that stem from various quarters, and reiterates the importance for all Sri Lankans to rally behind the process. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Round table welcomes creative industry leaders

Brock’s Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film and the Development and Donor Relations office will jointly host a round table discussion March 22 at 5 p.m. in the Sankey Chambers.The theme is: What do you need to know to break into the creative industries?Participants include: Casey Rovinelli: director of Digital Marketing, National Hockey League Players’ Association and online marketer whose clients include ETRADE, eBay, PayPal and Virgin Mobile Brian Simpson: CEO, Keyframe Digital Production, producer of visual effects for numerous film and television productions, and animation including Pinky Dinky Doo, co-produced with Sesame Street Ralph Mellanby: executive producer of Hockey Night in Canada who made numerous innovations in the sports media field, not the least of which was to release Don Cherry on an unsuspecting nation. He also was a producer of several Olympic games.“These three immensely successful creative industry leaders will engage with students hoping to become the creative practitioners of the future and community members seeking ways to expand Niagara’s creative industry sector,” said organizer Jackie Botterill, associate professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film.Everyone is welcome. For more information, email jbotterill@brocku.ca. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,406.56, down 59.49 points).Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 28 cents, or 4.87 per cent, to $6.03 on 17.4 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down 93 cents, or 4.16 per cent, to $21.45 on 8.4 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down two cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $2.27 on 8.4 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up 10 cents, or 2.34 per cent, to $4.38 on 6.7 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 27 cents, or 0.62 per cent, to $44.08 on 6.6 million shares.UEX Corp. (TSX:UEX). Materials. Up 1.5 cents, or 9.68 per cent, to 17 cents on 6.6 million shares.Companies in the news:Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TSX:TPX.B). Down $2.16 or 2.8 per cent to $74.83. Molson Coors’ newly appointed chief executive is already developing a plan to address a change in consumer tastes away from beer to compete with trendy new products like spiked seltzers and cannabis-infused drinks. Gavin Hattersley, who currently heads the MillerCoors U.S. operations, will replace Mark Hunter when he retires next month after 17 years with the company, including five as CEO. Hattersley plans to spend the next few months preparing the Denver and Montreal-based brewer for 2020 and beyond.CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX:TRST). Up 25 cents or 8.8 per cent to $3.09. CannTrust Holdings has hired a financial adviser to help the cannabis company explore a potential sale and other strategic alternatives as regulators continue to investigate allegations of illicit pot growing at its Ontario greenhouse. The Vaughan, Ont.-based licensed pot producer said these alternatives could include, among other things, a sale of the company or a portion of it, a merger, a strategic investment, or changes to its operations or strategy. It added that Greenhill & Co. Canada will serve as its financial adviser and notes that it has not set a timeframe for completion of its strategic review.CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A). Down $2.79 or 2.7 per cent to $101.58. CGI Group Inc. is reporting hefty third-quarter earnings and revenue growth, largely meeting analysts’ expectations. The information technology consultancy says it notched net earnings of $309.4 million in the quarter ended June 30, rising more than seven per cent from the same period in 2018. Revenues grew nearly seven per cent to $3.12 billion year over year, slightly below analysts’ expectations of $3.15 billion. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings reached $337.2 million or $1.22 per share, meeting the expectations of analysts polled by financial markets data firm Refinitiv. Adjusted earnings a year earlier stood at $309.7 million or $1.08 per share.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). — Encana Corp. says it had a US$336 million profit in the second quarter and remains on track to meet its production and capital investment plan for 2019 while reducing costs more than previously projected. The Calgary-based company’s net income, reported in U.S. currency, amounted to 24 cents per share, a turnaround from a loss of $151 million or 16 cents per share in the second quarter of 2018. Revenue was $2.06 billion, up from $983 million and in line with estimates, with most of the increase from Encana’s U.S. operations.The Canadian Press read more

Insecurity in Iraq undermines UN refugee work as needs get bigger and

The United Nations refugee agency said today “the dire security situation” and upsurge in fighting in Iraq have further undermined its capacity to operate effectively inside the country, “where the needs just get bigger and bigger.” But despite the difficulties the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it was distributing emergency relief for tens of thousands of people who have fled the embattled city of Fallujah, thanks to the efforts of many local Iraqi aid workers who remain in place. The agency did not have exact figures on those who have fled, most of them now living in temporary camps, mosques or with families, but said estimates put the number at more than 50,000. “The dire security situation at the moment, with the likely possibility of kidnappings, has in recent days led to the relocation of many international NGO (non-governmental organization) staff from the south and centre of Iraq,” said Abdi Aziz Osman, who oversees UNHCR’s operations from Amman, Jordan. “It is clear that the recent developments further undermine UNHCR’s capacity to operate effectively inside Iraq, where the needs just get bigger and bigger,” he added. In cooperation with NGOs like Première Urgence, Islamic Relief and Intersos, UNHCR has recently distributed more than 6,500 blankets, over 1,100 cooking stoves, 3,000 mattresses, 1,000 plastic tarpaulins, 1,000 female hygiene kits, and 375 jerry cans to displaced people. Five medical kits with basic supplies for more than 50,000 people have been distributed around Baghdad and Najaf to the south. Distributing even this limited aid has not been easy, as most relief agencies have withdrawn expatriate workers from the centre and south, but many local Iraqi aid workers continue to oversee some projects, UNHCR said. read more

Child malnutrition rate in Sudans Darfur drops but more needs to be

Acute malnutrition among children aged 6 months to five years in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region has been cut by more than half over the past year thanks to a sustained humanitarian assistance programme but this progress could be threatened by the recent flare up of insecurity, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced.Despite the significant reduction from 21.8 per cent in September 2004 to 11.9 per cent this month, much still needs to be done, the agency said in a news release, appealing for continued international support.Micronutrient deficiency is still a major problem with one in four women suffering from iodine deficiency disorder, only 69 per cent of children under five are immunized against measles and 14 per cent of women suffer from night blindness, which can be caused by vitamin A deficiency. “Assistance needs to reach communities in the rural areas while we continue to sustain ongoing services in the IDP (internally displaced persons) camps and immediate surrounding areas,” UNICEF’s Special Representative for the Darfur Emergency, Keith McKenzie, said of the region, where fighting between the Government, allied militias and rebels has displaced 2 million people.“Women and children in these hard-to-reach rural areas are now the most vulnerable and are at high risk of malnutrition and disease. The recent increase in conflict, banditry and general insecurity threatens to undo the gains made as assistance programmes are being severely curtailed,” he added.The new figures come from a comprehensive nutrition and food security assessment carried out by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and UNICEF, and supported by the Ministries of Health and Agriculture, non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, and with technical input from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The sample for the survey was drawn from the 3.2 million IDPs and host communities in the Darfur. More than 100 experts and enumerators from the three UN agencies and partners were deployed and visited over 2,000 households.The survey showed that coverage of food aid, selective feeding programmes, safe drinking water and sanitation and health programmes had improved in the IDP camps and surrounding host populations but that assistance to affected populations in the rural areas has been extremely low.Fifty-four therapeutic feeding centres and 96 supplementary feeding centres, supported by UNICEF, WFP and other partners, assist approximately 25,000 malnourished children every month. read more

Astral had two other offers before accepting 3 billion Bell Canada bid

Astral had two other offers before accepting $3 billion Bell Canada bid MONTREAL – Astral Media (TSX:ACM.A) says it received two other purchase offers before accepting a bid totalling $3.4-billion from BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE).In a management information circular published Thursday ahead of Astral’s annual meeting on May 24, the company said various firms, including BCE, told president Ian Greenberg they wanted to buy Astral.The document states that Bell Canada and another unnamed company reiterated their interest at the beginning of January.Astral chose a few weeks later to begin exclusive negotiations with Bell, which led to an initial offer of $46 a share, for a total of $2.57 billion.Astral rejected the offer and Bell came back later with an improved bid.Greenberg met the head of another company in early February and was presented with a provisional offer of acquisition that carried certain conditions.Astral received yet another bid in March that offered more money for Astral’s class A shares than the Bell bid.That’s what prompted Bell to improve its offer to $50 for class A shares, for a total of $2.8 billion and to $54.83 for class B shares, for about $151 million. It also offered $50 for all special shares. The total price tag of $3.4 billion includes the assumption of $380 million in Astral debt.The circular also says Astral executives will get $45 million in special bonuses in recognition of their ”contribution” over the past 15 years.Greenberg will get $25 million of the amount.The proposed deal includes Astral’s radio and television stations across the country.Astral is Canada’s largest pay and specialty TV broadcaster and owns 84 radio stations in 50 Canadian markets and 24 television services. It is also the third-largest outdoor advertising company and has a stake in the country’s only subscription radio service, XM-Sirius Canada.Astral’s pay TV services include The Movie Network and French-language Super Ecran, which have almost two million subscribers. It also has lengthy deals with U.S. cable channels HBO and Showtime for exclusive programming.Astral’s A shares rose two cents to close at $48.62 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, while Bell stock fell two cents to $39.47. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 26, 2012 7:48 pm MDT read more

BC mining group takes concerns to prospectors convention in Toronto

B.C. mining group takes concerns to prospectors convention in Toronto by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2016 11:13 am MDT Last Updated Mar 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – A British Columbia mining advocate is taking its complaints about murky and restrictive legislation to a meeting in Ontario.The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia believes the future of mining exploration and development is at risk because of a decreasing land base.The annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada is underway in Toronto.A release from the B.C. group said four per cent of provincial land was closed to mining in 1977, but more than 18 per cent is now closed while a further 33 per cent is subject to tough restrictions.The B.C. association said Canada’s base metal reserves are declining as fewer discoveries are being made.With access to mineral lands shrinking at unprecedented rates, fewer jobs and economic opportunities will be created in Canada’s mineral exploration industry, it said.A recent report by the B.C. group said mining companies are also facing increasingly complex legislation governing land access and use.“(The B.C. association) is working with the provincial government to streamline and clarify land use regulations and plans,” said chairwoman Diane Nicolson of the mineral exploration association.“We believe that it is possible to have both a strong and active mineral exploration and development industry and a sustainable, healthy environment,” she said.Gavin Dirom, the president and CEO of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, said a national conversation is needed on how restrictions to mining are affecting the industry across Canada.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Gavin Dirom is the president of the prospectors and developers association. read more

Une nuée de milliers détourneaux virevoltant audessus dun lac

first_imgUne nuée de milliers d’étourneaux virevoltant au-dessus d’un lacUne Anglaise de 28 ans et son amie ont assisté à un vol groupé d’étourneaux au-dessus du lac Shannon en Irlande. Les milliers d’oiseaux ont virevolté pendant plusieurs minutes au-dessus de l’eau. C’est un des spectacles naturels les plus impressionnants auxquels l’homme peut assister dans sa vie. Et c’est précisément le surprenant phénomène qu’a pu observer et filmer pendant plusieurs minutes Sophie Windsor Clive et son amie Liberty Smith. Tandis qu’elles voguaient sur le lac Shannon en Irlande, ces deux Britanniques ont vu apparaitre dans le ciel une énorme nuée de milliers d’étourneaux virevolter en groupe, dans un sens, puis dans l’autre et tournoyer au-dessus des eaux. À lire aussiCette perruche imite à la perfection R2-D2, le robot de Star WarsCe phénomène appelé “murmuration” en anglais est généralement observé au début de l’hiver, juste avant le crépuscule, alors que les oiseaux cherchent un endroit où se percher durant la nuit. Car ce qui apparait si extraordinaire est en réalité une vraie question de survie pour les étourneaux. “Le nombre (d’oiseaux) augmente peu à peu durant l’après-midi près du ‘perchoir’ tandis que les petits groupes d’étourneaux reviennent après avoir fourragé la zone. A la fin de l’après-midi, il y a un énorme nuage tourbillonnant. Tout est une question de sécurité pour eux, aucun ne veut être sur l’extérieur et aucun ne veut être le premier à atterrir”, explique Paul Stancliffe, spécialiste du British Trust Ornithology cité par le Telegraph. C’est une sorte de bataille épique censée déterminer quels oiseaux de l’essaim survivront et lesquels seront la cible des prédateurs. Ceux qui paraissent isolés ou ne suivent pas le groupe sont évidemment bien plus vulnérables. Chaque étourneau s’applique donc à voler le plus proche possible de ses voisins en copiant exactement leur vitesse et leur direction. C’est de cette synchronisation voulue que les minuscules déviations qu’effectuent les oiseaux sont magnifiées et agrandies, créant une nuée tourbillonnante et virevoltante. Découvrez en vidéo ce spectacle extraordinaire de vol d’étourneaux sur MaxisciencesLe 3 novembre 2011 à 19:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and

first_img Videos Articles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Credit: Cricket Wireless @Cricketnation Cricket Wireless announced Friday on Twitter they will be hosting a Live Twitter Q&A with WWE Hall of Famer Ric and 9-time WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair.The Live Twitter Q&A will be begin this Tuesday, September 17 beginning at 12:00pm ET.You can read the Twitter announcement from Cricket Wireless below:Join us here on 9/17 for a LIVE Twitter Q&A with @RicFlairNatrBoy & @MsCharlotteWWE! What do you want to ask the father-daughter duo? Tweet us using #AskTheFlairs. pic.twitter.com/shSpREmQnj— Cricket Wireless (@Cricketnation) September 13, 2019 WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Twitter Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen Pinterest Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Charlotte Flair Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Videos Articles Becky Lynch Facebook Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Smackdown Women’s Championship match added to Clash of Champions on September 15last_img read more

Nomination Day done in TCI General Elections dead ahead

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 18, 2016 – The Governing PNP nominated 15.  The Opposition PDM also nominated 15.  The PDA fell a bit short and put up 12.  And we got confirmation from at least seven independent Candidates that they are now officially nominated to offer in the 2016 December 15, General Elections.The nomination times were from 10am to 1pm and then at 2pm to 4pm at ten sites around the country… and save for one slight surprise in Grand Turk South – Valerie Jennings a former Culture Officer with Government – it was as expected; but this will be confirmed tonight by the Elections Supervisor, Dudley Lewis.We will take you to our encounters with the PNP in Electoral District #5, Leeward & Long Bay where the final two candidates Sheba Wilson and Akierra Missick made their candidacies official.   There were a number of PNP Nominees including Party Leader, Rufus Ewing.“We are excited and looking forward to December 15th when we’re gonna bring this seat home to the PNP.” – Sheba Wilson“I’m elated but I’m honored that the people of Leeward & Long Bay have again selected me to put their trust on behalf of the PNP to not only bring this seat home, but to bring more progress to our country and bring it to the next level, and  invite every single one of you to the massive Grand Rally at Heaving Down Rock tomorrow.  Team PNP, 15 will be there to celebrate with you.” – DP Akierra Missick“No contest in Five Cays so we don’t have no comment.  We looking for somebody to contest us down Five Cays, done deal, we taking it to the next level!!!!” – PNP supporter“Vote Rachel Taylor, guess what, you have 6 votes to cast, one for me and the other five for the at large candidates, vote PNP!!” – Rachel Taylor“On my way to the next level, and on my way to deliver Wheeland,  and develop Wheeland.” – Dameko Dean“Candidates are now official candidates.  This is the team that will deliver progress for Turks and Caicos and everyone in it.” – Premier Rufus EwingFor the PDM, Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill was the final stop where Karen Malcolm and Douglas Parnell became official contenders the blue party in the December run off, there too we met a number of party faithful“I’m elated, I am so happy and grateful to God for this opportunity to serve the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and I know on December 15th, PDM will be the new government.” – Karen Malcolm“I believe in signs, and today this is a real sign, they allowed us to be nominated at the Disaster Centre, and it’s gonna be a disaster for the government.” – Doug Parnell“I had all my family and all my friends, and all my PDM friends with me so it all went very well, and we’re all excited right.” – Hon. Josephine Connolly“I am excited, the people are excited we cannot wait until December 15th for us to go to the poles and make this official.”“One step closer to victory, it was exciting in Blue Hills today and I must say that the Blue Hills people are ready to go to the poles to vote the PDM government in, and I am proud to say that I will be, one of those members in that government because I’m ready to go to work.”“Deputy Premier is coming out of Five Cays, we done sign him up out the Felix Morley sports centre, don’t worry bout it, we gat this.”“This is a sign to the honorable Premier, and this is a sign to the PNP camp for what they have done to me within the last four years.  The pain, the sorrows and everything that I Jermain Jamal Riley faced, and citizens of the Turks and Caicos Islands will be surely spoken on December 15th, by the strokes of our pens.”Several rallies are set for tonight and tomorrow – Mike Misick is in Grand Turk later; Sabrina Green is down town at Homie’s here in Provo later and Akierra Missick is at Heaving Down Rock tomorrow at 7pm.Watch what Magnetic Media does on social and mobile media overnight… see the images, including video interviews and the final tally from the Elections office on who is in and who is out.  We post it as soon as we get it! Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Prime Minister Sidesteps Fitzgerald Scandal

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FNM Leader Says “Fire Fitzgerald” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 24, 2017- Nassau-  Prime Minister Perry Christie refused to respond to calls for Minister of Eductation Jerome Fitzgerald to be fired, following his admission of contacting then Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian for assistance with the resort on behalf of his father’s company.This discrepancy by Fitzgerald was a breach of Minister and Cabinet Procedure, but Christie has refused to comment, sidestepping the issue last Thursday.During the opening ceremony of Baha Mar on Friday, which Fitzgerald attended, the media asked the Prime Minister to comment on Fitzgerald. This responses were variations of “My only focus at the moment is my speech.”On the other hand, Fitzgerald was engaged in a interview with several reporters, where he commented on the matter.“I think at the end of the day, I have made my statement. I have been nominated. There is nothing much more to say about that. And so, we are going to continue to move forward”, the Minister said.#MagneticMediaNews#PMSidestepsFitzgeraldScandal Related Items:#fitzgerald, #magneticmedianews, #pmsidestepsfitzgeraldscandallast_img read more

Gas leak prompts road closure in El Cajon

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Gas leak prompts road closure in El Cajon Updated: 6:59 AM Posted: September 17, 2018center_img September 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom EL CAJON (KUSI) – A natural gas leak prompted the closure of a road in El Cajon Monday.The gas leak was reported at 9:37 a.m. after a third party doing excavation work ruptured a 4-inch gas line in the 1000 block of Jamacha Road, San Diego Gas & Electric spokesman Joe Britton said.At around 9:40 a.m., El Cajon police closed off traffic on northbound Jamacha Road at Grove Road and southbound Jamacha Road at Gustavo Street because of the leak, the department tweeted.Utility crews arrived on scene around 9:55 a.m. and were working to patch the ruptured pipe, Britton said.No injuries were reported.As of 10:25 a.m., the leak had caused a gas outage for about 150 SDG&E customers, Britton said. An estimate for when service would be restored was not immediately available. last_img read more

TheAtlanticcom to Ring Up 103 Percent Revenue Growth This Year

first_imgEven while most publishers are ramping up (or scrambling) online, The Atlantic’s Web site has added channels including business, politics and food; launched the Atlantic Wire, an opinion news aggregator; and has plans for a forthcoming business site. The site has bolstered its blogging efforts by hiring big names like Jeffrey Goldberg, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Andrew Sullivan, who was named to the 2009 FOLIO: 40. Did I mention 103 percent digital revenue growth? With gains like that, it’s hard not to include TheAtlantic.com on any online media innovator list.Who else do you think should have made HuffPo’s list? Let us know. Leave a comment below. As part of its “Game Changers” package, the editors at the Huffington Post have come up with a list of the 10 biggest innovators in media—people or organizations that are using the Web to change the industry. Some of the more well-known names on the list include CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Katie Couric for launching Web-based interview program @katiecouric, and Tina Brown for transitioning from print to online for launching The Daily Beast.Visitors can check out the list here, and vote for who they think is the ultimate media game changer. From the world of magazines, making the list is editor James Bennet and editorial director Bob Cohn from TheAtlantic.com. According to HuffPo, the site is expected to report 103 percent growth in digital revenue in 2009. It said the site—and its writers—is “as prolific as it is impressive.”last_img read more

Town Hall Main Phone Line To Become Automated Starting October 1

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town Hall main phone line will soon be automated.  Beginning Monday, October 1, 2018, callers who dial 978-658-3311 will be greeted by an automated department menu, from which a selection can be made to connect with specific departments:Option 1: Treasurer & Tax Collector’s OfficeOption 2: Department of Public WorksOption 3: Building and HealthOption 4: Town ClerkOption 5: Town Manager’s Office, Board of Selectmen, and Human ResourcesOption 6: Recreation DepartmentOption 7: Assessor’s OfficeOption 8: Planning & ConservationOption 9: Elderly Services & The Buzzell Senior CenterOption *: Veterans ServicesFollowing the automated menu, callers will be connected to the main receptionist for further assistance.  Each department’s direct phone number is still active, while other departments should be dialed directly:For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1Police (Non-Emergency) including Animal Control: 978-658-5071Fire (Non-Emergency): 978-658-3346Schools: 978-694-6000Wilmington Memorial Library: 978-658-2967(NOTE: The above press release is from the Town of Wilmington. The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau of Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Yardwaste Center Open This Week — August 7 & 10In “Government”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 13, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

More mysterious signals from deep space detected

first_img The year’s wackiest ‘evidence’ aliens and UFOs are real (pictures) Astronomers discover the source of unexplained cosmic radio burst Mysterious repeating deep-space signals have source in ‘special’ place Space’s mysterious fast radio bursts: What the heck are they? Sci-Tech Share your voice 3 8 Photos Russian scientists found the new bursts in archive data from 2012 to 2018. They came from the direction of the galaxies M31 and M33, which are among the closest to our own Milky Way. However, the power level of the bursts suggests that they originate from much further away, that is, behind the two nearby galaxies. One of the bursts from the direction of M33 was also observed repeating; this would be just the third repeating FRB ever detected. Repeating FRBs should also be easier to trace to their source. It’s still unclear what’s generating FRBs, but suggested causes have included everything from neutron stars to extraterrestrial intelligence. Each new detection should get us closer to solving the mystery.center_img Bursts from beyond Comments Tags Illustration of a radio telescope listening in to FRBs. Danielle Futselaar/Breakthrough Listen A new batch of alien signals has been picked up from the direction of two galaxies beyond our own Milky Way. So-called fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of the more enigmatic and unexplained cosmic phenomenon that have occurred recently. A few dozen of the powerful, fleeting pulses have been detected over the past 12 years, and Russia’s Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory reported nine more on Friday.The announcement comes on the heels of a major milestone published Thursday in which researchers traced a non-repeating FRB to a source galaxy for the first time.  Spacelast_img read more

Man killed in gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA suspected drug trader was killed in what the law enforcement called a gunfight at Shambhuganj Charpuliamari, Mymensingh early Wednesday.The deceased was Sumon Mia, 27, son of Suruj, a driver of Kalibari in the upazila, and also a listed criminal.Tipped off, a team of Detective Branch (DB) of police conducted a drive in the area around 1:45am, said Shaha Kamal Akanda, officer-in-charge of district DB police, news agency UNB quoted the police as saying.Sensing presence of the policemen, the criminals opened fire on them forcing the law enforcers to fire back in self-defense.The criminals also hurled brickbats to police, said the OC.Later, police recovered the body of Sumon and took it to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.Police recovered four Kg of hemp and ten shells of bullet from the spot.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.last_img read more

Materials scientist creates worlds toughest fiber by adding slip knot

first_img Journal information: arXiv Concept. The classical fibre dissipates during fracture its cumulated strain energy. In contrast, a fibre with a slider, e.g. knot, can dissipate much more energy, thanks to a sliding friction force. Credit: arXiv:1304.6658 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] More information: The Egg of Columbus for making the world toughest fibres, arXiv:1304.6658 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] arxiv.org/abs/1304.6658AbstractA great flourish of interest in the development of new high-strength and high-toughness materials is taking place in contemporary materials science, with the aim of surpassing the mechanical properties of commercial high-performance fibres. Recently, macroscopic buckypapers, nanotube bundles and graphene sheets have been manufactured. While their macroscopic strength remains 1-2 orders of magnitude lower than their theoretical strength, and is thus comparable to that of current commercial fibres, recent progress has been made in significantly increasing toughness. In particular, researchers have produced extremely tough nanotube fibres with toughness modulus values of up to 570 J/g, 870 J/g and very recently, including graphene, reaching 970 J/g, thus well surpassing that of spider silk (170 J/g, with a record for a giant riverine orb spider of 390 J/g and Kevlar (80 J/g). In this letter, thanks to a new paradigm based on structural mechanics rather than on materials science, we present the Egg of Columbus for making fibres with unprecedented toughness: a slider, in the simplest form just a knot, is introduced as smart frictional element to dissipate energy and in general to reshape the fibre constitutive law, showing evidence of a previously hidden toughness, strictly related to the specific strength of the material. The result is a nearly perfectly plastic constitutive law, with a shape mimicking that of spider silk. The proof of concept is experimentally realized making the world toughest fibre, increasing the toughness modulus of a commercial Endumax fibre from 44 J/g up to 1070 J/g. The maximal achievable toughness is expected for graphene, with an ideal value of 100000 J/g.via ArxivBlog Materials scientists describe a materials’ ability to take abuse in two ways: strength and toughness. Strength is measured by describing how much force it can support, while toughness is how much energy it can absorb before it breaks—hard brittle materials such as ceramics are strong, but not tough, while rubber is pretty tough, but not necessarily very strong. Pugno’s new slip knot technique—which he’s named Egg of Columbus—increases a material’s toughness, but not its strength—the underlying composition of the fiber isn’t changed—it’s more the way it’s arranged.To gain this new toughness, Pugno looked at the simple slipknot—it’s a kind of knot that grows tighter around an object when the rope used to make it is pulled. Pugno noticed that as a rope was pulled through other parts of the rope, friction occurred, slowing the pulling of the rope. When applied to single fibers, he found, the same principle caused the fiber to be able to absorb more energy than it would were it simply left as a single strand. Using this technique he was able to increase the toughness of Endumax—already the world’s toughest fiber—from 44 J/g up to 1070 J/g. Of course, because the material can only be pulled once, closing the slip knot, the increased toughness of the fiber is a single-shot deal.Pugno has also found that adding coils to the slip knots, just as is done with rope, can increase the amount of friction and therefore its toughness. In experimenting with different knots and coils, he’s also discovered that some work better on others and for that reason, is keeping this part of his research to himself, clearly believing there is money to be made from his fiber toughening technique.Of course, before that can happen, Pugno, or others will have to figure out if it’s possible to manufacturer fiber strands with tiny slip knots in them, in a cost effective manner. There’s likely to be millions of them in a single bullet-proof vest, for example. Citation: Materials scientist creates world’s toughest fiber by adding slip knot (2013, May 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-materials-scientist-world-toughest-fiber.html © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img Discovery yields supertough, strong nanofibers This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further (Phys.org) —Italian materials scientist Nicola Pugno has realized amazing gains in adding toughness to fibers by twisting them into slip knots resulting in materials that can take far more abuse before breaking than those currently in use. In his paper he’s uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, Pugno details how and why adding slip knots to fibers can make them much tougher.last_img read more