North Peace Fall Fair starts Today

first_img– Advertisement -Below is a map to the fall fair grounds:View Larger MapThe cost for a family of four is $25, Single adult $10, students 6-13 $5 Seniors & under 6 free. This entitles you to enter the gate draw and gives you access to all the events. For a complete schedule and all info you could need about the fair…download the attach Fall Fair Book. The North Peace Fall Fair gets underway today at the Fall Fair Grounds. This is the 61st time this event has been held.The fair started in 1929 where Robert Ogilvie now stands and over the years grew to it’s current location about 21km North of town on the Rose Prairie Road. The Fair features all kinds of exhibits, plus enetertainment, a tractor pull and more. For a complete list of all the events click on the attached program.Plus you can start your day with the annual Pancake Breakfast put on by the City of Fort St. John and the Sunrise Rotary Club…that starts each day at 7am.Advertisementlast_img read more

Unknown if full Transportation Safety Board investigation will take place as a result of plane crash

first_imgMembers of the Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive this afternoon to examine the accident scene of a fatal plane crash that occurred yesterday in Baldonnel. According to TSB spokesperson Chris Krepski, even though investigators will be on scene it’s unknown as of now if a full investigation will take place.Krepski said a full investigation will happen if there’s reason to believe safety can be improved.“At this point we haven’t decided whether or not we’re going to conduct a full investigation. It depends on what we find at the accident site and whether we determine there is the potential to advance transportation safety by conducting an investigation,” he said.- Advertisement -While a full investigation may not take place, the accident site will be documented. Among the things that will be looked at include the wreckage itself, potential cues as to how the plane came into contact with the ground, pieces of interest that may be taken back to the TSB lab for deeper analysis, weather conditions at the time, and pilot training records and maintenance records among other things.last_img read more

AC Milan reward ‘hard-working’ Gattuso with new, improved deal

first_imgThe appointment of Gattuso on a seven-month contract was met with general surprise when he succeeded the experienced Vincenzo Montella last November — due mainly to the fact he had failed to impress in previous coaching roles with lower league sides.But the 40-year-old Gattuso, who earned a reputation as a tenacious midfielder in 468 appearances for the San Siro giants, has stubbornly kept Milan challenging for a place in Europe this season as the seven-times European champions, taken over by a Chinese consortium last year, look to return to the heights of European football.Thanks to a run of 10 games without defeat — only ended in a 3-1 loss at Juventus last week — Milan sit sixth in Serie A, 27 points behind leaders Juventus and eight behind city rivals Inter in the fourth Champions League qualifying spot.Without a league title since 2011, Milan’s aim this season is to reach the Champions League and the Italian Cup final.The statement added: “The management decided to anticipate Gattuso’s contract renewal to reward his hard work the best way before the end of the season, even if there are still plenty of goals to achieve: from qualifying to the Champions League, to the Italian Cup final.“This important gesture reflects the total harmony and empathy between the club management and the coach. This way, AC Milan give continuity and confidence to the project, assuring the serenity of the Rossoneri players and the happiness of our fans.“The Red and Blacks are (and remain) in Rino’s hands!”Gattuso said: “I have to thank the players who have really committed themselves to me and my staff.“We hope to continue as we did in these past four months. Forza Milan, and I do hope to get things right to bring back AC Milan where they are used to be. Thank you very much.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AC Milan hope coach Gennaro Gattuso can lead them into next season’s Champions League, and to this season’s Italian Cup final © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLROME, Italy, Apr 5 – AC Milan have rewarded coach Gennaro Gattuso for an upturn in the club’s fortunes with a contract that will see him remain at the helm until 2021.“Gennaro Gattuso and AC Milan: the alliance continues! The Rossoneri coach has renewed his contract and will continue to lead the team until 2021,” said a statement on the club’s official website Thursday.last_img read more

FANS PLEDGE CASH TO HELP ALTAN LAUNCH NEW ALBUM

first_imgFans of renowned traditional group Altan have still got time to be part of their new album or even have a private gig in their front room by simply making a pledge.The Donegal-based group are currently working on the album, which they plan to record in Nashville, and have teamed up with PledgeMusic to offer music lovers the chance to be a part of the creative process as well as offering the chance to receive rewards for their pledge.The group have reached more than 70% of the pledge music campaign – where fans make a donation to the making of the album and get benefits in return. Vocalist and fiddle player Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh thanked everyone who has made a pledge.She said: “We are steeped in mixing our new album at the moment and we hope to have it with you in the Spring of 2015. Time is running out and if you’re not in you cannot win.”Not only will your pledge grant you exclusive access to the album before anyone else, but you will also get to view the Pledgers Only Updates page.This is a free backstage area with demos, live tracks, rough mixes, and all things Altan as a reward for those who pledge. See here for more detailswww.pledgemusic.com/projects/altan FANS PLEDGE CASH TO HELP ALTAN LAUNCH NEW ALBUM was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AltanCampaignMUSICPledgelast_img read more

SKA ‘will be an astronomy game-changer’

first_img24 February 2014 The who’s who of global radio astronomy gathered in Stellenbosch, South Africa last week to discuss the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and the impact it is expected to have on the future of science. According the SKA South Africa, the meeting was characterised by “electrifying expectations” and “impatient excitement” on the part of scientists who are keen to see the long-awaited SKA and its precursors, South Africa’s MeerKAT and Australia’s ASKAP, become a reality. The SKA project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, which is to be co-hosted by South Africa and Australia. The 64-dish MeerKAT is due to come online in 2016 as one of the most powerful telescopes in the world in its own right. The more than 160 delegates at last week’s conference included high-level delegations from China, South Korea, the UK, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, Australia and the US. ‘Global buzz’ around the SKA’ “There is a global buzz about doing cutting-edge science with the SKA, and the project is already attracting some of the world’s foremost scientific talent to South Africa,” SKA South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff said in a statement on Friday. At the opening session of the conference, Professor Philip Diamond, the director-general of the international SKA Organisation, emphasised the fact that the SKA would be a global observatory and not an experiment. Astrophysicist Professor Katherine Blundell from the University of Oxford in the UK described the SKA as “an amazing science discovery machine … With the SKA we will be able to see fuller, reach deeper and understand better. It will literally expand our horizons and give us a much clearer picture of how the Universe came to be what it is today.” Professor Michael Kramer, director of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany, was thrilled about the future possibilities of the SKA. “I can’t wait to get my hands on SKA data,” he said.‘Before and after the SKA’ “There will be a clear distinction in radio astronomy research between before and after the SKA,” Kramer added. “All the radio astronomy research done up to now will be a prelude compared to what will be possible in future.” When asked about why the SKA is seen as an instrument that will transform radio astronomy, scientists talk about its sheer size, exceptional sensitivity, wide frequency range and unique flexibility. It is described as a “one of a kind” instrument that has the power to unite the global radio astronomy community to work towards common science goals for several decades. “The SKA will also achieve lots of synergies with other telescopes across all electromagnetic frequencies, ranging from optical telescopes to new, high-energy telescopes on Earth and in space, as well as with gravitational wave predictors,” Kramer said. “We are lucky to live in a time when all these instruments will be working together to give us new windows on the universe.” Among those at the meeting was Professor Pierre Cox, director of the ALMA radio telescope in Chile. ALMA operates at very high radio frequencies and will have important synergies with South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope and the SKA.Huge opportunities for young scientists Experts at the meeting agreed that the SKA presents huge opportunities for young men and women in Africa to be the engineers, computer scientists and astrophysicists that will make the technology happen and produce the transformational science outcomes that will only be possible with the SKA. A special session at the conference focused on making the science of radio astronomy accessible to learners, including a group of children from the primary and secondary school in Carnarvon. Top scientists took on the challenge to present their research to these young people in small groups and to answer all their questions about astronomy and the Universe. Another highlight of the week was a public talk by Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, famous for her role in the discovery of the first radio pulsars. She launched the audience into a world of unimaginable extremes with her talk about pulsars and fast radio bursts. “The SKA will not only enable astronomers to see ten times as many pulsars as is currently possible, but will also bring about new and unexpected discoveries,” Burnell said. “South Africa is going to be a very special place in the near future of radio.” The meeting concluded on Friday with a summary of the week’s discussions by Professor Roger Blandford from Stanford University, who convened the United States’ 2010 Decadal Review of priority astronomy projects. Square Kilometre Array South Africa and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Breaking Bad Habits: How to Achieve Escape Velocity

first_imgIt takes a massive amount of energy to launch a rocket ship into space. The rockets must provide enough power to propel the craft at 7 miles per second, or 25,000 miles per hour. If the spacecraft doesn’t gain that momentum, gravity will pull it back to Earth, or it will end up trapped in Earth’s orbit.Your results are very much affected by gravity, albeit a different kind of gravity. The gravity that keeps you from reaching escape velocity are the routines you’ve allowed yourself to fall into, the comfort you feel now, your avoidance of discomfort, and the amount of energy it takes to create a better result.Hard Habits to BreakIt isn’t easy to break a habit and replace it with one that serves you better. A lot of what you do you’ve been doing the same way for a long time. Maybe you begin work by opening your email inbox and responding to other people’s requests and demands, knowing that operating in a reactive mode is one of the factors that keeps you from reaching your goals. This pattern is difficult to break. It takes a tremendous amount of discipline to ignore your inbox and do your most important work first each day.Growth comes from doing the things that make you uncomfortable. You might not want to make cold calls, ask for referrals, or pursue companies that have already rejected your request for a meeting dozens of times in the past, but you aren’t likely to build the pipeline you need without doing these things. It takes a lot of effort to change your beliefs and your behaviors, eliminating ideas and strategies that don’t serve you and replacing them with ones that do.Breaking Gravity’s PullMost of the fuel used to propel a rocket into outer space is used freeing it from Earth’s gravitational pull. The research on willpower indicates that it is finite, the more you use now, the less you will have later as your day progresses.“Gravity” is why a lot of people who workout consistently go to the gym first thing in the morning; they have to break the gravitational pull of a little more sleep. It’s also why I try to do my most challenging or most unpleasant task first thing every day, a habit that will revolutionize your results. I want to expend that first big burst of energy and build momentum. Moving too slowly to do the things that must be done won’t allow you to reach escape velocity.Are you expending enough energy on the things that really matter to create the velocity you need to produce the results you want?What makes up the gravitational forces that keep you locked in the status quo? How do you break free from those things?last_img read more

Two Days of ICE Raids Target Undocumented Workers at Various Businesses in Northern California; Owners Nervous

first_imgImmigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided 77 businesses in Northern California for two days beginning Jan. 29, with the aim of weeding out undocumented employees.Indian American Rep. Ro Khanna, D-California, in a statement issued Feb.1, decried the worksite enforcement actions: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is wrong.”“I firmly believe, as I know many of my colleagues and neighbors in our communities do, that law enforcement must prioritize criminals and not tear apart undocumented families who pose no threats to public safety,” said Khanna.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img read more

Cardiff City players scared to fly after Emiliano Sala disappearance: Defender Sol Bamba

first_imgSome of the Cardiff City players are scared to fly after January signing Emiliano Sala’s flight disappeared over the English Channel last week, defender Sol Bamba has said.Cardiff played their first game since Sala’s disappearance on Tuesday, a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Arsenal, where tributes were paid to the missing Argentine forward and pilot David Ibbotson prior to kickoff.The plane carrying Sala that disappeared from radar on January 21 is yet to be found and Bamba said the team was badly affected by the “unusual situation”.”We travel by plane and some of the lads have been thinking ‘I don’t want to go on it anymore’,” Bamba told BBC.”The gaffer… and the club have been good in terms of bringing someone in to talk to if we need to. And I think some of the lads do, they need to get it out.”Bamba, who knew Sala personally through his agent, said he discussed the move to Cardiff with the Argentine who was signed from French Ligue 1 club Nantes.”It is not just me finding it difficult, even though I had a personal connection to him,” Bamba added. “I don’t feel sadder than the other lads, everyone feels sad, the whole club.”Rescuers ended their search for Sala last week after saying there was little chance anyone aboard had survived but a privately funded operation is set to search for wreckage on Sunday.Also Read | Emiliano Sala missing plane: Rescuers end search saying chances of survival remoteAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more

Man City ace Mendy aiming for March return

first_imgManchester City Manchester City star Mendy targets March return Dom Farrell 21:37 3/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) BenjaminMendy - cropped Getty Images Manchester City Everton v Manchester City Manchester City v Manchester United Everton Manchester United Premier League The France international had targeted the Champions League semi-finals as his return date – but he should be back sooner Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy believes he could be back in action by the end of this month following cruciate knee ligament surgery.France international Mendy joined Pep Guardiola’s side from Monaco last July for a fee in the region of £52 million, only to have an impressive start to life at the Etihad Stadium halted by injury during September’s 5-0 win over Crystal Palace.The 23-year-old set the Champions League semi-finals, which begin on April 24, as his return date but his progress has been quicker than expected. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “When I started my recovery, I had in mind the semi-finals of the Champions League,” he told City’s official website.”That was my goal, but I am coming back a bit quicker than expected originally so maybe it will be possible for me to return sooner than that. I believe in this.”I think it’s possible for me to come back within four weeks. It’s not a good thing to come back too soon and you have to take your time.”We will see how things go, but I am working hard and am optimistic.”That timeframe could put Mendy in contention for City’s trip to Everton on March 31, with the derby at home to Manchester United up a week later.A commanding 16-point lead at the Premier League summit with 10 matches to play has brought the prospect of Guardiola’s side clinching glory when they face their bitter rivals firmly into view.It is a match Mendy is certainly keen to be involved in.”The Manchester derby is a realistic aim. That’s half clear in my mind. I really want to play that game,” he said.”Of course, there is the World Cup on the horizon, too. For me, there is no doubt regarding the World Cup.”After I return, it’s on me to impress; I have to make sure I come back well and to keep the rhythm. Before it was one of my targets, but now I know it will be fine.”City lifted the EFL Cup thanks to a 3-0 win over Arsenal at Wembley last weekend and are 4-0 up after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Basel, who they host in Manchester next week.last_img read more

Senate Approves Resolution to Increase Monetary Limit in RM Court

first_imgThe Senate on Friday (February 1) approved a Resolution increasing the monetary jurisdictional limits of the Resident Magistrate’s Court in civil matters.Section 129A of the Judicature (Resident Magistrates) Act empowers the Minister by Order, subject to affirmative Resolution, to increase the monetary jurisdictional limits of the Resident Magistrate’s Court in civil matters.Some of the specific increases include: for common law claims or torts, the limit is being moved from $250,000 to $1 million and for claims in which distress or replevin or property or goods is sought, the limit is moved from $50,000 to $1 million.In respect of claims for rent or mesne profit by a landlord who is seeking recovery of possession from a tenant holding over after tenancy has expired or has been terminated by notice to quit, the limit is moved from $250,000 to $1 million. For claims by caveator to restrain land being bought under the Registration of Titles Act, the limit is moved from $450,000 to $2 million.Opening the debate on the Resolution, Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, noted that the current maximum limit of monetary jurisdiction of the Resident Magistrate’s Court in civil matters is $250,000 for ordinary civil claims.“The current limits result in many relatively minor civil cases being brought in the Supreme Court, which stresses the capacity of that court to handle its case load,” Senator Golding said.He added that limits on the monetary jurisdiction of the Resident Magistrate’s Court also require that litigants around Jamaica bring these relatively minor civil claims in the Supreme Court in Kingston, which can be onerous and expensive and is also procedurally more time consuming.“As a result, some citizens are currently being frustrated into not pursuing or abandoning their relatively small but bona fide legal claims, rather than bearing the greater expense, inconvenience and time of pursuing litigation via the more complex procedures in the Supreme Court in Kingston,” the Justice Minister said.Senator Golding noted that the Ministry therefore, embarked upon a review of the jurisdictional limit in civil matters in the Resident Magistrate’s Court, in order to provide greater access to justice in the lower courts and to alleviate the civil case load in the Supreme Court.Meanwhile, the Justice Minister noted that the increase in RM Court’s civil jurisdictional limit represents, in part, an adjustment to take into account the changes in the real value of the Jamaican currency over the period.“I regard these as interim adjustments. I would have been minded to set the limit for common law claims higher, but I consider it prudent to move incrementally to avoid a situation where the additional flow of cases outstrips the existing capacity of the Resident Magistrate’s Court,” Senator Golding said.For his part, Senator Lambert Brown, in supporting the resolution, said the country should see it as an effort on the part of the Government to allow more Jamaicans “quicker justice”.“It also has the benefit of moving some cases from the higher courts, giving them room to deal with more serious cases,” he added.Opposition Senator, Alexander Williams also welcomed the increases in the monetary jurisdictional limits of the Resident Magistrate’s Court in civil matters.“What we want is to increase justice and to increase access to justice. Sometimes access to justice is hindered by the cost. Sometimes what it would cost to pursue a particular claim may or may not make the particular bit of ligation worthwhile,” Senator Williams said.He added that the Resident Magistrate’s Court “is supposed to be quick justice. You are supposed to be able to go there, have your dispute resolved in a matter of months.”“Too often this doesn’t happen. So, I broadly welcome the increase in the limits and I also welcome the fact, as the Minister puts it, he will review these limits on an annual basis,” Senator Williams said.The Resolution will be sent to the House of Representatives for its approval after which it will be gazetted and made into law.last_img read more