Flyers to host Athletics on Saturday

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgPrior to puck-drop, the Flyers will be raising their 2017-2018 NPHL Championship banner.Game time is 8:30 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers will be taking on the Grande Prairie Athletics this Saturday.Last Saturday, the Flyers played a tight exhibition game as they went on to beat the Dawson Creek Canucks 6-5.The Flyers are looking for another win as they host the Athletics this Saturday at the North Peace Arena.last_img

Libraries closed this weekend

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 12, 2016 – The TCI public libraries will be closed this Friday and Saturday due to a workshop and staff meeting being held.  Libraries will reopen on Monday at 8am. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON The Latest News From Moulton Markey  Warren

Posted On Sep 11 2019 by

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is the latest news from the offices of Congressman Seth Moulton, Senator Ed Markey, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Congressman Seth MoultonRecent Press Releases and Statements from Congressman Moulton’s Office:NoneSenator Ed MarkeyRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Markey’s Office:Senator Markey: Trump Government Shutdown Has Shut Down Merrimack Valley Gas Disaster Federal InvestigationSenators Markey & Murray Urge FDA To Take Immediate Steps To Ban Menthol Cigarettes Senator Elizabeth WarrenRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Warren’s Office:Senator Warren Sworn-In To A Second TermSenator Warren Announces New Staff Leadership For The 116th CongressLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest from Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”last_img read more

Robots to dominate Chinese labor

Posted On Sep 5 2019 by

first_imgRobots to dominate Chinese labor1.2K viewsRobots to dominate Chinese labor1.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Robots to dominate Chinese labor1.2K viewsBusinessRobots taking over China’s factory floors. And by 2017, there will be more in production plants here than in any other country in the world. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JANE LANHEE LEE,Ventuno Web Player 4.50Robots taking over China’s factory floors. And by 2017, there will be more in production plants here than in any other country in the world. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JANE LANHEE LEE,last_img read more

Swiggy will soon deliver milk at your doorstep heres how

Posted On Sep 5 2019 by

first_imgFood delivery player Swiggy will soon deliver milk at your doorstep as it forays into micro-delivery space with the acquisition of Supr for $100 million. It is a subscription-based app that delivers milk and other essential food items. The deal, which was reportedly signed last year, would enable Swiggy to expand its delivery network, help in brand building and consolidate its food delivery services. Supr has been catering to over 1 lakh customers in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi.With this development, Swiggy would be able to deliver milk on a weekly, monthly or quarterly subscription model. Currently, 70 percent of the orders made on Supr are for milk delivery services.”The segment Supr Daily is working in is serving such a necessity that it can be scaled up beyond the top 10 cities. Swiggy has made in-roads in rural markets and Supr Daily can be taken there too based on the convenience this model offers,” sources told Economic Times. Swiggy had also raised $1 billion by foraying into micro-food delivery space through Swiggy Stores and subscription-based home-cooked meal service Swiggy Daily. Swiggy will now directly compete with the established players in the space such as Milkbasket, Daily Ninja and the giant Big Basket. Swiggy also has the advantage of leveraging its huge logistics network and could subsequently expand services to rural markets. It currently caters to nearly 1.5 lakh customers, growing 10 fold over the course of six months. Picture for representationPixabayThe micro-food delivery space sees a total of 2.5-3 lakh orders per day on an average. The demand seems to be primarily among the urban working class people who opt for online food and essential services delivery. Around 60 per cent of the orders come from the gated communities. Experts say that a majority of the startups in the micro-delivery space are growing enormously due to the convenience of doorstep deliveries and have been able to raise funds over the last few years from various venture capitals.last_img read more

SC stays HC order on marks deduction in medical admission

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_imgThe Appellate Division on Thursday stayed the High Court order for six weeks that stayed an order of the government to deduct five marks for second time medical admission seekers, reports news agency UNB.The vacation chamber bench of Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order after hearing the appeal filed by the state seeking a stay order on HC order.Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, who moved for the state, said following this order, there is no bar to deduct five marks of second-time admission seekers in medical and dental colleges.Besides, the chamber judges also set 3 October for further hearing in the regular Appellate Division bench on the appeal filed by the state.Earlier on Tuesday, the High Court stayed an order on the government’s decision to deduct five marks for second time medical admission seekers.Besides, the court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why the government’s decision to deduct marks from second time admission seekers would not be declared as ‘illegal’ and ‘unlawful’.Health Secretary, director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), and four others have been asked to reply the rule within four weeks.The HC on Monday set today to deliver the order on the government’s decision after hearing of the writ.Advocate Eunus Ali Akond filed the petition with the HC on 27 August against the government’s ‘discriminatory’ decision.The entry tests for MBBS and BDS courses under 2017-18 academic session will be held on October 6 and November 10 respectively.last_img read more

JSC candidate beaten dead over cricket match

Posted On Sep 3 2019 by

first_imgA Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinee, who was beaten by his classmate following a brawl over a cricket match in Fal Patti area of Barisal, died in Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on early Saturday.The deceased is Abir Das, son of a certain Joy Das and a student of Asmat Ali Khan Institute of the city.Joy Das said that Abir locked into an altercation with Miraz during the cricket match on Friday afternoon.At one stage, Miraz hit on Abir’s head with his cricket bat, leaving him critically injured.Abir was taken to Barisal Sher-e Bangla Medical College and Hospital. As his condition deteriorated he was shifted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, reports UNB.last_img read more

Zumiez Reopens Columbia Mall Store Four Months after Fatal Shootings

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_imgZumiez, a Columbia Mall skateboard and snowboard apparel store, has reopened nearly four months after it was the scene of a double homicide of two mall employees during an apparent shooting rampage. The store has been closed since Jan. 25 when, police said, Tyler Johnson 25, and Briana Benlolo 21, were killed by Darion Aguilar, 19, who went on a shooting spree at the Maryland mall after entering the dressing room of the store and assembling a shotgun hidden in his backpack. Aguilar died at the scene, police said, from an apparently self-inflicted shotgun wound.The mall reopened a few days later, but the Zumiez store remained boarded up until May 19. The store has been remodeled. But even after several memorials and vigils in honor of the victims, Zumiez managers contacted the victims’ families before reopening.Zumiez officials said in a statement “We all continue to keep the victims and their families in our hearts and together remember and honor them in many ways,” according to WBAL TV.As part of the remodeling, store officials said, “quietly recognizes Brianna and Tyler with two simple tiles that bear their initials: ‘B’ and ‘T.’ ” Reaction among mall customers to the reopening was mixed. Tony Ramelmeir, 17, a Columbia who had just left the mall before the shooting, said he understands the need for it to be opened. “Maybe it [should have been] closed for a year or two or a whole season, but if they feel it’s the right time then it’s the right time,” said Ramelmeir. Karra Winnard 22, a Marriottsville resident, said she is a regular shopper at the mall and is happy to see the store open again. “I definitely think it needed to be reopened. I think for the store’s sake they couldn’t keep it closed forever because something happened, but I’m kind of glad it’s reopened. I was sad when it was closed, but understood why,” said Winnard. Following an investigation, Howard County police concluded that Aguilar was a troubled young man. Police said that Aguilar said in a journal that he had been suffering from what he believed were symptoms of mental illness. Police said he was fixated on the 1999 shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., a shooting rampage that he wanted to emulate. According to, two memorial funds were set up in honor of the shooting victims. For more information go to read more

Ward 8 Community News

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_imgAcross the street from Hope’s Corridor, the 100th block of Wayne Place SE is transitional housing for homeless vets, transitional housing for youth transitioning out of foster care, anchored (and supported!) by a neighborhood of middle class homeowners, which enable Washingtonians, of all ages, to enjoy a new lease on life.last_img

Cleaner Alternative

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

As the world prepares for cleaner sources of energy, India is ready to reduce its reliance on coal and other forms of non-renewable energy, on the condition that developed nations provide the necessary aid. The process to avoid fossil fuels that create harmful emissions has already begun. Government authorities also told media that developed nations have been approached for financial and technical support. They further added that there are a few deals already in place. However, they will have to wait for these deals to fructify to begin the process of adopting renewable clean energy. Authorities also made it clear that wind and solar energy were now on their priority list. The government has decided to not allot further funds towards the expansion of coal usage but rather redirect them on creating renewable energy. India’s key negotiator, Ajay Mathur, spoke at the United Nations Climate conference confirming the above points. He accorded that India would focus on wind and solar energy and that coal would only be a backup in case there is a requirement of more energy resources. Ajay Mathur later briefed the media on the possibility of getting more funds to develop the necessary technology. He spoke of global warming being an alarming issue. Meanwhile, a lot of developed nations are showing interest in helping developing nations achieve this target. However, the interest appears superficial, as there are no real commitments from any nation regarding the same. At the Paris conference, countries debated and discussed pressing issues such as global warming, the minimum limit set up for the same and a clear timeline to achieve those targets. India’s Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had earlier spoken to the media, saying that India posed no obstacles and would commit to doing its bit. Hence, it would be safe to say, India does not live under the illusion that climate change is a myth. India is one of the worst affected countries when it comes to climate change. In fact, India has taken greater initiatives than the US to reduce carbon emissions.Countries across the globe have committed to creating a new international climate agreement by the conclusion of the Paris Conference. The attempt by the more affluent nations to embrace an agenda for climate change ignores the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility (CDR) that was evolved at the 1992 Rio conference and 2005 Kyoto conference. This principle states that, it was recognised that stupendous rise in carbon emissions had been the result of 150 years of industrialisation by the West. The logic was that greater responsibility lay with the West to clean up the mess they created. However, the process to achieve this great goal still looks rather distant without any firm commitment from any developed nation. read more

Babul Supriyo served showcause notice for releasing party theme song without EC

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has served a show-cause notice to Babul Supriyo, sitting BJP MP from Asansol, for releasing a theme song of his party without prior permission from the commission.The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has confirmed that a notice has been sent to Supriyo and he has been asked to provide an explanation to the commission in this regard within 48 hours. According to a senior official of the CEO’s office, a theme song for his political party has been sung by Supriyo without the permission of the commission. According to the Model Code of Conduct, no advertorial can be released after the notification of election without proper consent of the commission. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseSupriyo had taken no permission for singing the song. The commission has also instructed him to stop singing the theme song and also asked him to remove the song from the social media platforms and internet. “Supriyo has violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by releasing a song without prior permission by the election monitoring cell and a media certification. We have sought an explanation from him within 48 hours,” said Sanjay Basu, deputy CEO. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataTrinamool Congress lodged a complaint with the commission in this regard on Tuesday and a CD of the song was also submitted. As per sources, the commission has received the complaint from TMC. It was alleged that the song sung by Supriyo bears some subtle charges against Trinamool Congress. It was also alleged that the lyrics of the song propagates a message that lotus, the symbol of BJP, will bloom in Bengal. He recorded a party’s campaign song which has allegedly lowered the reputation of the ruling party in Bengal. Earlier in the day, an FIR was filed against Supriyo at Asansol South police station by West Burdwan Students’ Library Coordination Committee, alleging that the song had been circulated on social media, maligning TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and her party. Supriyo has, however, claimed that he did not violate the Model Code of Conduct as he has not released the song for a campaign yet. He also said that the official report would be submitted to the commission in this regard.last_img read more

KMC challenge Some seek entry to Citizens Park after 8 pm

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation is facing an unusual problem after taking over the maintenance of Citizens’ Park, popularly known as Mohor Kunja, a few months back from the private company that was responsible for the upkeep of the park.Security guards in the park are facing a daunting task to prevent the entry of some 20-25 odd sex workers, who have been pressing the authorities to be allowed inside the park after 8 pm. “Security guards have complained of manhandling and intimidation from these sex workers, who live in nearby areas. These sex workers have been claiming that they were allowed to enter the park after the visiting hours, which ends at 8 pm. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAlmost every evening, they reach the gates of the park and urge the security guards to allow them to enter the park. But, according to rules we cannot allow entry to the park after 8 pm. We have lodged a complaint with Maidan police station and have urged the officers to take necessary measures in this regard,” an official in the Parks and Gardens department of the civic body said. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation had taken over the maintenance of the park situated on Cathedral Road opposite to the Nandan complex, a few months back from a private company that took charge in 2015. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe company was supposed to maintain the park for five years under the condition that it cannot plan any commercial venture within the park. However in March, the company wrote to the Director General of Parks and Garden department of the civic body expressing its eagerness to move out of the contract. Following this KMC took over the upkeep of the park that was established in 2005. It was one of the most vaunted projects of the erstwhile Trinamool Congress board with Subrata Mukherjee as the Mayor. It was first named as Citizens Park but Mukherjee’s successor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, Mayor of the Left Board renamed the park as Mohor Kunja in 2007 to honour Rabindra Sangeet expert Kanika Bandopadhyay and handed over its maintenance to Bengal Shelter, a private construction company. However, neglect in maintenance particularly of the musical fountain in the park prompted the KMC board under former Mayor Sovan Chatterjee to take over its maintenance in the middle of 2010. The civic body continued till Reliance Industries proposed to take over its maintenance in 2015. The proposal was accepted by Chatterjee.last_img read more

3 Tech Startups That Are Reinventing K12 Education

Posted On Aug 30 2019 by

first_img Back-to-school means books, backpacks, and these days, mobile devices.From social networks to smartphones, schools are opening up to the technologies they once banned, embracing them as valuable tools for both students and teachers. This is thanks in part to a new wave of educational startups that offer innovative ways for school districts and teachers to engage with technology in the classroom.“Tech has radically shifted how we think about productivity and learning, yet we’re still teaching our children the same way we taught them 100 years ago,” says Geoff Ralston, founder of 2-year-old education technology incubator Imagine K12. “But there’s a gravitational force to change that.”Related: Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech StartupEntrepreneurs are hungry to effect change, and investors see an opportunity to create scalable companies that make a difference. Ralston believes we’re only seeing the tip of iceberg of what’s possible from ed-tech, which boasts some of the fastest growing mobile startups.Here are three startups to watch:EdmodoJeff O’Hara and Nicolas Borg were working as IT professionals for the Chicago school district in 2008 when they decided to start Edmodo, a free Facebook-style platform that allows teachers and students to connect and collaborate securely. Edmodo has grown to over 100 employees and built up a base of over 21 million registered teachers and students, largely through word of mouth. Last year, Edmodo launched a third-party developer platform, and the Edmodo App Store now offers over 550 free and premium education apps. The company created an annual professional global development conference, EdmodoCon, and recently launched a revamped iPad app. As for the future, look for an initiative with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation.Class DojoAfter graduating from the first Imagine K12 incubator class in 2011, Class Dojo co-founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don were armed with a background in education, seed capital, and interviews with thousands of teachers about the biggest time-suck they faced at school – behavior management. The result? A free online tool that helps teachers improve classroom behavior through positive reinforcement (with the help of fuzzy monster avatars). Class Dojo has nine employees and approximately 15 million registered teachers and students worldwide. Looking ahead, the company is focused on beefing up mobile offerings, helping teachers share information within schools, and creating ways for students take ownership of their behavior.Teachers Pay TeachersLast year, (TpT) made headlines when a teacher earned a million dollars selling her lesson plans through the website. Paul Edelman, a former New York City schoolteacher, founded the company in 2006 as a way for teachers to share lesson plans and make a little extra cash. These days, TpT has nearly 1.9 million registered users, sellers, and buyers. The company generated over $30 million in sales last year, with 80 percent of profits going to teacher-sellers. What next? Edelman recently stepped down as CEO, allowing former Head of Product John Yoo to step into the role. Expect to see new ways for teachers to share expertise, including professional development plans and mentoring programs. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » August 19, 2013center_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Related: Why Everyone Wants a Piece of Ed Techlast_img read more

Emirates Takes Gold at ICCA Awards

Posted On Aug 17 2019 by

first_imgLeading international airline Emirates has signaled its commitment to Australia’s growing cruise industry by taking on the role of Gold Sponsor for the 2012 Cruise Industry Awards.Presented by the International Cruise Council Australasia, the prestigious annual Cruise Industry Awards event recognises leading cruise travel consultants and agencies from across Australia and New Zealand.ICCA General Manager Brett Jardine said he was delighted to welcome Emirates onboard as the Gold Sponsor of the 2012 Awards night, which will be held in Sydney on February 9, 2013.“Emirates first joined the Council as an associate member in 2007 and, as our cruise line members will attest, has made a point of pro-actively working with the industry to carry Australian passengers to cruise ships around the world,” Mr Jardine said.Emirates Vice President Australasia Barry Brown said the airline was pleased to further strengthen its relationship with the ICCA and to celebrate the achievements of those in the industry.“With a route network that currently includes more than 120 destinations in over 70 countries, and a consistent global service proposition, Emirates is a natural partner for cruising operators worldwide,” Mr Brown said. “In particular, the expansion of Emirates’ European network to more than 30 cities has allowed the airline to build stronger relationships with more cruise professionals, who appreciate the wider flight possibilities for connecting with a variety of European cruise itineraries, conveniently via one-stop in Dubai from Australia.“With the growth of Dubai as a popular cruising destination for Australian travellers in its own right, we look forward to furthering our relationship with the Council in 2012, and supporting our partners as the industry continues to flourish,” Mr Brown said. Source = Emirateslast_img read more

Livingston County public safety officials join Rep Vaupel for Sept 11 ceremony

Posted On Aug 9 2019 by

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, is joined today by Livingston County Sheriff Michael Murphy (left) and Livingston County Undersheriff Jeff Warder (right) for the Michigan House of Representatives annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol.  The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. Categories: News,Vaupel News 06Sep Livingston County public safety officials join Rep. Vaupel for Sept. 11 ceremonylast_img read more