Fort St John Flyers reach two-year sponsorship agreement

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ahead of the upcoming season, the Fort St. John Senior Flyers have announced that they have reached a sponsorship agreement.For the next two years, the Flyers’ main sponsorship will be with Chances Casino and Just Jacks Restaurant of Fort St. John.In a release, the Flyers say they are certainly grateful for the support and commitment shown by these community-minded organizations.- Advertisement -The Flyers are currently in training camp and are scheduled to take part in an Exhibition Series against the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks on October 19 and 20.last_img

Residents flee RPV gas leak

first_imgAbout 25 residents of a Rancho Palos Verdes condominium complex were allowed back into their homes late Thursday after workers repaired a natural gas leak. An electrical arc in a vault damaged the 1-inch gas line near the complex in the 27900 block of Ridgebluff Court about 7:40 a.m., Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman Denise King said. County fire Inspector Frank Garrido said gas flowed through plumbing and into residents’ condominiums. Evacuees sought shelter in the complex’s clubhouse. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre As crews worked to repair the line, colleagues aerated the soil to allow gas to rise and dissipate, King said. Residents returned to their homes in the afternoon, but crews planned to work into the evening to restore gas and electrical service, King said. City officials said gas service would be restored before the electricity returned. The power outage disabled traffic signals on Hawthorne Boulevard at Granvia Altamira and Highridge Road.last_img read more


first_imgThe Naomh Ultan GAA AGM will be held Sunday December 2nd at 5pm upstairs in the clubhouse, everyone more than welcome. Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 04/11/2012 were 6, 9, 10 & 24. There was no winner. Consolation prizes went to Margaret McNicholas, Tony Diver & James Daniel Gallagher. Next weeks jackpot now stands at €5680. Bingo in the GAA Clubhouse, Dunkineely on Friday night at 9pm. Prize money of €1170 paid out. Three of the panels are €100, €150 & €200. Many thanks to all who support our weekly bingo and royal flush draws. After commencing a few weeks ago, it was decided to change the night of the 25 card drive from Thursday to Wednesday. After commencing a few weeks ago, it was decided to change the night of the 25 card drive from Thursday to Wednesday. After last years successes it will be run once again over the winter months, all who attend seem to enjoy it very much and newcomers are always very welcome, the game is a great way to pass an evening. There will also be a table for ladies for any interested. It commences at it’s usual time of NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 12th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Naomh Ultan GAA noteslast_img read more

Der Bomber and his tournament winning goal in 1974

first_img2 Muller (above, left) won the Golden Boot at the 1974 World Cup with 10 goals scored There are just eight days to go until the World Cup begins. This means is getting down to the true icons of the World Cup in its countdown.The list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.8) Gerd Muller: West Germany, forward 1970, 1974 2 Short. Stocky. Awkward looking. Gerd Muller was like that guy at a nightclub who appears hugely out of place, yet hoovers up all the totty. The penalty box was his discotheque, where the sideburned striker poached an incredible 14 goals in just 13 matches (from a combined total of approximately 11 yards out). Despite his physical appearance, ‘Der Bomber’ was quick and agile. He had a predator’s instinct, a spring-heeled leap and an ability to contort his body to turn defenders inside the box. He scored 10 goals in 1970 (including two hat-tricks) to claim the Golden Boot. His high point, however, was in 1974, when, as pictured above, he scored the winner as West Germany beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the final. And with that, Muller snared the prettiest prize of all.talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia.MORE ICONS: 9) The great hair and greater goals of Jairzinholast_img read more


first_imgJulian Cuddihy being led into Ballyshannon Court tonight by Detective Garda Bernard Mullins. Pic copyright North West News Pix.A man has been charged with the murder of his parents after appearing at a special sitting of Ballyshannon District Court this evening.Julian Cuddihy, 42, of Churchtown, Carndonagh was remanded in custody to appear at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court next Wednesday. Detective Garda Bernard Mullins told the court that he arrested Cuddihy and charged him with two counts of murder at Buncrana garda station last night.To the first count Cuddihy replied “I have no response” and to the second count he added “I’m not signing that.”Solicitor Ray Lannon of Michael D White Solicitors in Carndonagh asked Judge Kevin Kilrane that his client receive immediate psychiatric assessment at Castlerea Prison.Judge Kevin Kilrane asked Mr Lannon if his client had a history of mental illness.Judge Kilrane was told that a local doctor had attended Cuddihy, 42, on October 15th but he was not psychiatric assessed.“He was previously assessed and there was no diagnosis of psychiatric illness found.”Judge Kilrane then recommended that the accused be assessed as was conveniently possible.Free legal aid was also granted in the case.Cuddihy, 42, was represented by Ray Lannon of Michael White Solicitors from Carndongh.Cuddihy, wearing blue tracksuit bottoms and a wine-coloured sweat top and black trainers, sat wringing his hands throughout the hearing.He was accompanied into court by three Donegal-based detectives who sat beside him throughout the hearing.The couple were found by family members at their home at Churchtown, on the outskirts of Carndonagh just after 9am on Thursday.The couple were very well-known in the area.Mrs Cuddihy, 73, was a former nurse who was originally from Malin Head.She was well-known throughout Donegal for her voluntary work especially with Letterkenny General Hospital.Her husband Jimmy, 77, was originally from Kilkenny but had moved to Donegal to work many decades ago.He was a former maths teacher at Carndonagh Community School and still gave maths grinds to local pupils in the area.Julian Cuddihy, 42, arriving at a special sitting in Ballyshannon District Court this evening.Photo: James Connolly / PicSell824OCT14SON APPEARS IN COURT CHARGED WITH MURDER OF PARENTS was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:CarndonaghJulian CuddihymurderPARENTSlast_img read more

Mozilla’s Raindrop: An Open Conversation Aggregator

first_imgWhile most conversation aggregators are concerned with harnessing your river of data, Mozilla is breaking it down into manageable raindrops. According to a morning blog post on the Mozilla Labs site the company is launching the prototype for Raindrop 0.1, a product that they’re calling “open messaging for the open web”. While Mozilla’s Snowl Firefox Add-On made it possible to follow streams and rivers of messages in your existing browser, Raindrop offers what appears to be a much cleaner interface and an API to hack on your own personal conversation dashboard. Raindrop’s mission is to “make it enjoyable to participate in conversations from people you care about, whether the conversations are in email, on twitter, a friend’s blog or as part of a social networking site.” Essentially, Raindrop is cutting out the noise and pulling in the information that is actually of interest. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Raindrop UX Design and Demo from Mozilla Messaging on Vimeo.Thanks to Arjo for the tip! The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos dana oshiro Tags:#Social Bookmarking#social networks#web center_img While email clients can filter bot and spam messages, it’s more difficult to discern between personal and general messages from real people. With Raindrop, users messages are categorized and prioritized. For example, in Twitter your direct messages and reply messages are highlighted while the rest of the stream is cast aside. Meanwhile, mailing list messages are also given their own category, separate from personal emails. As with most Mozilla products, the group will encourage front-end widgets and code from outside 3rd party developers. While the tool certainly shows promise, it is currently only available to developers. The group’s first priority is to build a downloadable installer. To ensure that you’re one of the first non-developer testers, keep an eye on Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

NYC’s smart city leaders say it’s all about the sharing and caring

first_imgRather than focus on the disruptive and competitive nature of new technology, New York’s smart city czars are emphasizing collaboration with business and other smart cities.City technology leaders spoke at a recent event hosted by Brooklyn’s Urban-X accelerator for connected city startups.Representing the city were Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño Jr and Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan.See also: Smart city investment opportunities could top $1.6 trillionThey discussed how city governments are shedding their slow moving reputation when it comes to developing smart city initiatives.Unlike the ultra-competitive private sector, Gamiño said New York City’s government has the latitude to perceive other smart cities as potential partners not as threats. And this collaborative approach has proven to have enhanced government innovation.Sreenivasan picked up the thread by highlighting New York’s embrace of the open data movement, with the city releasing over 1,600 data sets to date. He said that this has enabled city governments to share best practices and even source code between them.“The way we’re going to do this is to partner with great cities in the U.S. and overseas,” said Sreenivasan.The pair also discussed the role that businesses play in developing smart cities, and how New York was actively working with industry to reduce layers of red tape.Sreenivasan noted that entrepreneurs developing innovative new services or products often face difficulties associated with highly regulated industries.For startups looking to loosen regulations related to smart city technology, he advised business leaders to help the discussion with the city by presenting a strong business model.“Being a sustainable business is important in order to make it worthwhile for the city to change these regulations,” said Sreenivasan.Not just disruption for disruption’s sakeThe city representatives also emphasized the importance of not pursuing disruption for disruption’s sake. Rather, they advised connected city startups to focus on the end goal – making citizens’ lives better.Gamiño said that this is where the city plays a pivotal bridge role, providing the crucial dialog between the next-level tech industry and NYC’s residents.Ultimately, he says smart city projects need to contribute positively in areas like economic mobility and job opportunities, which are of key importance to residents.“The question is always, ‘How does this move the needle on issues everybody, not just technical people, are interested in?’” said Gamiño.New York City was previously awarded “Best Smart City 2016” at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. Related Posts Tags:#featured#IoT#New York City#NYC#Smart Cities#smart city#top Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…center_img Francesco Gatti For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …last_img read more

The Truth About Telling the Truth

first_imgThe client had a major problem. They weren’t achieving the outcomes they needed, and they were entering a critical stage, one in which it was imperative that they obtain the outcomes their clients needed.The first reason this company was not obtaining the results they needed was driven by the fact they selected a partner who wasn’t strategic enough. This supplier lacked the core competencies and capabilities to help them. This was a good company, they simply had the wrong business model for this particular client.The second reason they were failing was that they weren’t spending enough money.A Case of UnderinvestingDuring our first meeting, I explained to the CEO and his Chief Operating Officer that they were underinvesting in the outcome they needed. I explained to them that in order to reach their goals, they would have to spend an additional million dollars over 12 months. That was the required investment based on their current situation.After meeting with me, this company decided to meet with a competitor. That competitor provided conflicting information. Where I had recommended they spend $1 million, my competitor recommended they spend $500,000, not an insignificant amount of money. Naturally, they wanted to believe a $500,000 investment would achieve the results they needed. They accepted my competitor’s recommendation, and they rejected mine.One week later, I received an email from someone on the operations team literally begging for help with this set of data points that indicated that the $500,000 investment was not working.The TruthYou do not serve your clients by allowing them to underinvest in the results they need. You do not serve your clients by telling them what they want to hear, especially when it comes to what is necessary to produce results, whether those things are money, time, energy, or real changes. You don’t serve your clients by avoiding uncomfortable conversations.If you really want to help people, tell them the truth, not what you believe they want to hear so that you can win an opportunity only to fail the client. The truth about telling the truth is that it won’t always win your business in the short run. But it will help you with the long game.last_img read more

Calcutta settles down for yet another season of football frenzy

first_imgKrishnendu RoyThe long queues at the gates, the full-throated shouts and the fierce arguments at tea shops and coffee houses are all back as Calcutta settles down for yet another season of football frenzy. Also back is its accompanying tension which is exactly what keeps the Bengali ticking during the,Krishnendu RoyThe long queues at the gates, the full-throated shouts and the fierce arguments at tea shops and coffee houses are all back as Calcutta settles down for yet another season of football frenzy. Also back is its accompanying tension which is exactly what keeps the Bengali ticking during the hot and humid Indian summer.On paper, however, nothing has changed, from the fabulous amounts that reportedly changed hands during the transfer period – in no other centre is football such a big money business – to the continued domination of the three big clubs.Yet the 1982 football season promises to be different from the previous ones in at least one major respect. For the first time the senior division league will feature a plethora of new faces who have made it to the top in such large numbers, for perhaps the first time ever in Calcutta’s football history.For years football lovers had been demanding new faces and though the clubs would get hold of youngsters they would invariably get sidetracked by the big names. This year, thanks to the Asian Games, most “stars” are out undergoing rigorous workouts in training camps which means they cannot participate in any home tournament before the Games are over.It is a football season without such names as Bhaskar Ganguli, Prasun Banerjee, Xavier Pius, Shabir Ali, Manash Bhattacharya, Prasanta Banerjee and Compton Dutta whose absence has certainly shorn it of glamour but not of interest as is evident from the crowded stands.advertisementMukherjeeGlamour Boys: The news isn’t so good for the missing star performers. As an official of a leading club said: “Most of the glamour boys thought people would not turn up if they were not playing and often blackmailed us. But now it is evident that it is the attachment to the club which draws supporters to the ground irrespective of which players are being fielded.” And already it has been noticed that the game itself does not suffer if the big names are not around, as was evident when Mohammedan Sporting beat Bata last month 3-0 with an entirely new team.Last year’s league champion, Mohammedan Sporting lost heavily this year on the transfer market and has practically a new side apart from the Iranians. Jamshed Majid and Khabaji, who did not play in the first outing, and Shabir Ali who is attending the Asiad camp. Besides, with most of the big names now in the 28-30 age group it is doubtful whether they can continue playing meaningful football. They were found seriously wanting when pitted against the much younger and faster teams from abroad during the recent Jawaharlal Nehru tournament in Calcutta. Organisers of the game have, ever since, been seriously scouting for new talent. Replacements are needed and the current season may provide them with the right answers.During the current season, however, the older players have little to worry about. Even though they are not playing for their clubs during the senior division league, they continue to be retained and draw their monthly emoluments in addition to the Rs 2,000 a month that the All India Football Federation pays them for attending the national camp.Shankar AdhikaryAnd for most of them, the clubs dole out handsome amounts. It has been reported that East Bengal club, which took a lot of beating last year, has spent around Rs 10 lakh this year to recover its lost prestige. Among those who have signed for the club this year are Indian skipper Bhaskar Ganguli.One of the reasons why the clubs have signed up internationals in spite of the fact that they would be of no help during the league is because prestigious tournaments like DCM, Rovers and Durand will take place after the Asian Games when the restriction on players will cease to exist. Income Tax: The big clubs may also experience difficulties with the Income Tax (IT) authorities as they have been mentioned as sources of income in the it returns filed by some of the stars. This is the first admission by players of being paid for playing.Earlier while everyone knew that the players were being paid, there was no official record simply because the cash changed hands under the table. However, with the big guns in the Income Tax Department having close relations with the authorities of major clubs – a relationship which is mutually beneficial – it is quite likely they will not have to bother much and eyes will continue to be kept shut.advertisementLast season, one of the smaller clubs had tried to get the phony amateur status of the big team players blasted through a court case, but didn’t get very far, so inter-woven are the relationships between the top three.East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting, and the Indian Football Association (IFA) the state level apex body which is supposed to keep a close look on the clubs for smooth conduct of the game. The court put the responsibility of finding out whether a club was paying its players or not squarely on the shoulders of the IFA.Meanwhile eyes in Calcutta are rivet-ted on up-and-coming players like Amitabha Mukherjee of Mohun Bagan who had scored the all-important goal for the team at the Federation Cup tournament at Kozhikode earlier this year. Also in the limelight is Krishnendu Roy oi the same team who had played so well for India at the Merdeka tournament but who, for inexplicable reasons, has been kept out of the Asiad camp.For East Bengal the rising players are link-man, Swapan Raut and left-winger, Arun Nath while Mohammedan Sporting, which has been almost without any star attraction this year, has been lucky to get the services of Debashish Mishra, acclaimed as this season’s best midfielder and also the fast right-winger, Shankar Adhikary.These players had either played for smaller clubs previously or had signed up for one of the big three only to spend their afternoons as reserves on the sidelines. This is the first time that they have found an opportunity to display their mettle and appear to have already earned their places as new stars in Calcutta’s soccer world.last_img read more

Hollyoaks star Duncan James spotted with new boyfriend

first_imgLondon, Jul 9 (PTI) Actor-singer Duncan James stepped out with new boyfriend for the first time.The 39-year-old star, who recently opened up about his sexuality, was spotted with the guy at the launch of a new restaurant in Camden Market, reported Mirror.James and his new beau sipped cocktails with the likes of reality stars Lotan Carter and Sam Calahan.The “Hollyoaks” star was dressed up for the occasion in a black silk shirt and white trousers, while his partner sported white shirt and chinos and completed his look with a pair of dark sunglasses.Recently on “Loose Women”, James revealed details of his “coming out journey” to the panel.”After years of carrying this secret inside me, I wanted to be who I am. I wanted acceptance. I carried this burden on my shoulders for so many years,” he said. PTI SSN SSNlast_img read more