“Good outing by our team, good defensive game and Ty (Gullickson) played really good in the net.”The Flyers are home this Thursday night as they host the Dawson Creek Canucks. Game time is 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are home tomorrow night, December 20, as they host the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks.The last time the Flyers had played with the Canucks was on December 13 as they were down in Dawson Creek to take on the Canucks. The Flyers ended up beating them 7-4.Then coming off of that win, the Flyers played host to the Manning Comets on December 15. The Flyers shut out the Comets with a win of 8-0.- Advertisement -Currently, the Flyers are standing third in the NPHL West Division, with Grande Prairie in second and Dawson Creek in first.NPHL current standings. The Flyers are sitting at third in the West Division. Source NPHLFlyers Manager, Lee Hartman, says the team had a good outing and the goalie played pretty well at the home game on December 15.Advertisement
Another snowmobiler has died in an avalanche near Tumbler Ridge.Saturday, January 17th at approximately 2:30 pm a group of six snowmobilers were in the area of the “Back Meadows” on Babcock Mountain. One of their group had been highmarking at the time of the slide. The rest of the group was at the bottom of the hill, off to one side and were not taken by the slide.A lone male was buried by the slide and was not located prior to him perishing. The male was eventually located with the assistance of other snowmobilers who had been in the area.- Advertisement -The other five members of the group were able to get out of the area without injury following the incident. At this time no names are being released prior to family being notified. Tumbler Ridge RCMP wants to remind the public to be aware of the avalanche rating for the area that they are in. Also to ensure that you are fully prepared to be in the mountains sledding. This includes taking the needed equipment, ie: probe pole, shovel and locator beacon.
Fifty persons on Friday graduated from the TOTALTEC Academy Oilfields Services training programme. Among those who graduated are three women.Some of the graduates at the TOTALTEC Oilfield Services safety and operators’ graduation on FridayThe graduates underwent a rigorous eight-week programme consisting of theoretical and practical training. During that period, the students completed nine courses covering 64 modules of safety and oil and gas operational training.The recruits, who all attained over 85 per cent pass mark, were trained by First Competence Ltd, which is an approved learning centre certified by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The programme was provided free of cost since all recruits received full scholarships from TOTALTEC.The graduates include previous students of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in Guyana, along with some workers who were laid off from the sugar, bauxite and gold mining industries. All 50 graduates will be employed in sections of the oil and gas sector.CEO of TOTALTEC, Lars Mangal said that the graduation is a momentous occasion for Guyana.“I would say that it is a momentous event for the industry in Guyana because we are graduating 50 young Guyanese men and women, the first time that we have been able to get through 50 graduates in three months but we have been able to accelerate since we have started 15 months ago to now have trained 250 Guyanese,” Lars revealed.British High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quinn shared similar sentiments and further stated that the graduation is a clear indication of TOTALTEC’s benefits to Guyana.“Today’s (Friday) ceremony marks the start of a new year for 50 young Guyanese who successfully completed the programme. They have all secured positions in the oil and gas industry, that is a significant achievement and we should all be proud and happy that they have done so” Quinn briefly remarked.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman congratulated TOTALTEC’s CEO for the achievement and for raising the bar for similar academies that will soon come to Guyana.TOTALTEC Academy has developed programmes to international standards which deliberately ensure gender diversity in their recruitment.The academy has since formed a strategic alliance with MATPAL Marine Institute which provides International Maritime Organisation (IMO) certified training for seafarers. The alliance provides new, integrated training programmes, geared to accelerate the development of a world-class Guyanese workforce to participate in both the maritime and oil and gas industries.TOTALTEC will soon develop the academy into a world class campus spanning 3-acres and which will offer a full curriculum of oil and gas training.
Still, he said, “it’s better than the other alternative, which is hundreds of thousands of dollars in liability” if someone without insurance requires extensive hospital care. The governor and Democratic leaders of the California Assembly and state Senate have each produced their own health care proposals. Now, all sides are working out details, plugging in financial data and negotiating to address the concerns of insurers, consumer groups, health practitioners, and others It is still unclear whether the Senate and Assembly will have their own bills or move forward with a unified approach. But all sides expect the legislative debate to begin in earnest in April. Regardless of the differences between California’s insurance market and that in Massachusetts, the cost of coverage that individuals must buy and what benefits are included will be a central part of the discussion. “The debate you see (in Massachusetts), the principles are going to be the same here in California,” said Peter Harbage, a health care consultant who worked on Schwarzenegger’s plan. “What are the tradeoffs between higher premiums and lower premiums versus cost-sharing” such as co-payments and deductibles There are some variables in California that are very different from Massachusetts. Massachusetts for example, already requires insurers to sell coverage to anyone who wants it, a policy known as guaranteed issue. Health plans say adopting that policy here could raise prices for everyone who buys insurance on their own, if too many sick people come into the system. One reason insurance is cheaper here is because plans can now refuse to cover someone who is sick. “The way insurance works is that it requires a whole lot of healthy people in a group that are paying for the relatively few folks who are going to be sick at any given time,” said Chris Ohman, president of the California Association of Health Plans. “It’s a really tough math problem, and that’s where these discussion are really challenging. How do you make sure that folks who are healthy stay in the pool?” The Massachusetts plan will allow people to opt out of buying insurance if a state board determines that it is unaffordable, potentially decreasing the number of people who are buying insurance and driving up prices. The California proposals don’t have a similar safety valve for the consumer. That’s one reason advocacy groups are pushing for a backup plan if California lawmakers can’t figure out a way to provide good benefits at an affordable price once all the financial calculations are worked out. “What is not acceptable is to have some people forced to buy a product that is not useful and is unaffordable,” said Anthony Wright, director of Health Access, a consumer group. “Our focus is not to let it get that far.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mandating that people have insurance and penalizing them through the tax system if they don’t comply is a lynchpin of the health care proposal that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled in January. The Republican governor’s plan would cover the state’s 6.5 million uninsured by making individuals, employers, doctors, hospitals, and the federal government pay more into the health care system. Insurers would have to end their practice of turning away people whom they consider to be poor risks. Daniel Zingale, a top advisor to Schwarzenegger on health care, said advocacy groups are mistaken in thinking that the prices in Massachusetts indicate that there would be similar costs for Californians. “Massachusetts is vastly different from California,” he said. “Premiums are higher there for a number of reasons.” Based on the price of insurance that is currently for sale in California, Zingale said, the governor believes it is possible to sell people insurance for as little as $100 a month, albeit with a $5,000 deductible. SACRAMENTO – Massachusetts, the first state to require its residents to buy health insurance or face tax penalties, released the first details last week on how much individuals will have to pay for coverage if they don’t get it through their jobs. Consumer groups immediately charged that the insurance would be too expensive for some: People over age 56 making as little as $30,000 a year would have to pay at least $347 a month in premiums and could spend thousands of dollars more if they got sick. As California lawmakers work out a health insurance overhaul that could contain a similar requirement for individuals, advocacy groups here say the Massachusetts example raises questions about whether it’s possible to come up with affordable health insurance for people to buy on their own. “Our big concern is that without guarantees that costs will be controlled, we’re certain to stick some patients with health plans that simply aren’t affordable,” said Carmen Balber of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights in Los Angeles, an organization that wants the state to limit how much insurers can charge.
“If you look at the numbers, no, because he has high numbers,” Wenger said when asked if there was a better striker in Europe at the moment than Kane.The England international spoke this week of how being released from Arsenal’s academy as an eight-year-old left him with a “chip on his shoulder”.Kane has more than taken revenge with a fine record against Arsenal, scoring six goals in seven North London derbies.Wenger broke Arsenal’s transfer record last week to add more firepower to the Gunners quest to beat Tottenham to a top-four finish by splashing out £56 million ($78 million) on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.And the Frenchman is hoping his new front line of Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan — who shone in a 5-1 thrashing of Everton in their fist outing together — can outgun Kane when the sides meet on Saturday.“I believe what you want in a game like that is to keep him quiet and for our strikers to express their talent.”More than local bragging rights are on offer with Arsenal trailing fifth-placed Spurs by four points in the race for a return to the Champions League place with just 12 Premier League games of the season remaining.“It’s a big game because we are behind in the table and we have to catch up,” added Wenger.“It is more important for us to come back mathematically than it is emotionally-charged.”Following their controversial draw at Anfield that saw Spurs win two late penalties and Dele Alli booked for diving, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino defended his players by criticising the fixation with diving in English football.Yet Wenger, who also spoke out against Manchester City’s England international Raheem Sterling earlier this season, believes it is English players who have become the “masters” of diving.“I remember there were tremendous cases here when foreign players did it but I must say the English players have learned very quickly and they might even be the masters now.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the most in-form striker in Europe, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the sides’ North London derby this weekend © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLondon, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger put North London rivalries aside as he accepted Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the most in-form striker in Europe on Thursday.Kane, 24, became the second fastest player to ever reach 100 Premier League goals by netting his 31st of the season in just 32 games to salvage a point for Spurs from a thrilling 2-2 draw at Liverpool last weekend.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Monday sued 20 toy makers and stores – including Mattel and Toys “R” Us – accusing them of knowingly manufacturing or selling toys with illegal and dangerous levels of lead. The news follows major recalls of toys, lunchboxes, children’s jewelry and other goods in the last year by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington. And it comes just as consumers start gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Officials with Mattel, the chief defendant in the suit, said the action was expected and predicted it would lead to more stringent safety standards. Because of the sheer size of the California market, lawsuits and regulations tend to have national repercussions. Brown filed the lawsuit, along with Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, at the Alameda County Superior Court. It focuses on safety improvements but also seeks financial penalties. “Mattel expected this development and believes that the attorney general’s assumption of this case will be beneficial to all parties,” the company said in a statement. “The use of paint with impermissable levels of lead by certain subcontractors was a clear violation of the company’s quality and safety standards.” Under Proposition 65 – known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – businesses cannot expose individuals to hazardous chemicals without posting a clear warning. Under that law, 75 percent of the punitive damages would go to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the agency that administers Proposition 65. The rest would go to the Attorney General’s Office. “We have no expectation or goal” on how much money the companies might have to pay, said Tim Sullivan, a deputy attorney general. “We’re doing this to stop it from happening again. Penalties are part of the deterrent.” Among the companies named in the lawsuit are Mattel, Fisher-Price, Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, KB Toys, Costco Wholesale, Eveready Battery Company, Kmart and Marvel Entertainment. Some companies are in confidential settlement negotiations – “and some are not,” Sullivan said. The attorney general’s office could settle separately with each company. Previous attorneys general have negotiated settlements to remove lead in candy, soda bottles, jewelry and other consumer products. Health advocates said they hope the lawsuit leads to better controls over what toys fall in the hands of children. “It could result in mandatory testing or mandatory monitoring requirements,” said National Health Law attorney Manju Kulkarni, who specializes in lead paint issues. “Ultimately, these companies are responsible. They stand to gain most when the toys do well, so in cases like this, they can lose the most in reputation and profits.” The lawsuit coincides with another organization’s call for Congress to ban lead in children’s toys altogether and to increase funding for the Consumer Product Safety commission. CALPIRG, a consumer advocacy group, is releasing its 22nd annual toy safety report today. “The discovery of lead is a serious health threat and it’s got to be addressed,” said Pedro Morillas, CALPIRG’s legislative advocate. “This lawsuit will hold companies accountable.” Brown launched his investigation into toy manufacturers and retailers after the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued recall notices for toys exceeding federal lead limits. Beginning with the recall of 1.5 million Thomas the Tank Engine toys in June, 46 toy products have been recalled for excessive levels of lead – totaling approximately 6 million toys this year. After the national recall, several private health advocacy groups alerted the attorney general’s office that they intended to sue. The attorney general, who has the option to take over these lawsuits or allow the complaints to continue independently, decided to take on the lawsuits. firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 441-2101160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Companies must take every reasonable step to assure that the products they handle are safe for children and their families and fully comply with the laws of California,” Brown said in a statement. “Despite the lengthening global supply chain, every company that does business in this state must follow the law and protect consumers from lead and other toxic materials.” The lawsuit contends that companies knowingly exposed individuals to lead and did not provide warnings about the risks. Lead is known to cause cancer and reproductive harm, as well as other effects, such as learning disabilities in children. The lawsuit seeks to force manufacturers and retailers to adopt procedures for inspecting products to make sure they are safe. There is a statutory penalty of up to $2,500 for each item sold, officials said, though it is unlikely to reach that level. Los Angeles-based toy giant Mattel said the attorney general’s involvement would help steer the toy industry toward stronger safety standards.
Lotto winning numbers for the 03/05/2016 are 4-6-7-5-2-8-3-1. No winners Jackpot for 10/05/2016 is €3300Minor Board: Under age training: Training Wednesdays U8 and U10 6.00pm- 7.00pm. Thursdays, under 12, under 13 & under 14 Boys 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Hard Luck to the U14 Boys who lost to Fanad Gaels in the quarter final on Tuesday 3rd of May. This is a very young side and they all tried very hard but Fanad were that bit stronger in the end.Our U12 team got their year off to a great start when the beat Letterkenny Gaels at home on Wednesday the 4th of May. It was a great team performance. They are away to Convoy next Thursday the 12th of May at 7pm.Ladies: Wednesdays U14 training 7pm to 8pm, minor training 8pm to 9pm. Well done to our U14 girls team who had a great win over McCools on Saturday the 7th of May.Congratulations to Karen Guthrie, Grainne Houston, Yvonne McMonagle, Katy Herron and Gemma Glackin who were all part of the Donegal Ladies panel that won promotion to Division 1 of the National football league last Saturday in Dublin. They beat Westmeath in the division 2 final on a score of 3.17 to 0.13. Four of the girls were on the starting 15 and they played a big part in this victory. Our seniors and reserves played at home to McCools on Saturday the 7th of May. The reserves unfortunately were beat on a score of 0.06 to 2.09. Glenfin team Ryan Dorrian – Mark Temple – Shaun McGlynn – Finnian McGlinchey – Sean Foy 01 – Aodhfin McGlynn – Steven Dorrian – Paul Bonner 02 – Hugh Foy – Tony Carlin – Ronan Carlin 01 – Liam Moy – Dylan McGlynn – PJ Scanlon – Shane Moy. Subs used William McGlynn for Finnian McGlinchey, Liam Breen for Liam Moy – Christopher McBrearty 02 for Dylan McGlynn.Our seniors had a great victory over McCools on a score of 0.15 to 1.09. Conditions weren’t great for this game but Glenfin started the brighter and were 3points up after 10 minutes. McCools then replied with 1.01. The goal coming from Darren O’Leary and when he pointed again in the 16th minute left McCools up by 2 points. Glenfin rallied again and scored 3 points in the last 11 minutes of the first half to leave the half time score Glenfin 0.06 McCools 1.02. Glenfin got off to a great start in the second half and scored 4 unanswered points to put them 5 points up before McCools registered a point in the 9th minute to pull it back to 4 again. Three quick points in the 15th, 16th and 18th minute of the second half for Glenfin put 7 between the sides and Glenfin looked like they were home and dry but McCools had other ideas and pulled the game back to 3 points again. Conor Mc Bride and Paddy O Conner scored points for Glenfin to put them 5 up going into the last few minutes. McCools again were not finished and they scored 2 late points to leave the final score Glenfin 0.15 McCools 1.09. Glenfin Team – Liam O Meara – Martin O Donell – John Harkin – Gary Herron – Steven McGlynn – Daniel Harkin – Kyle Doherty – Stephen Ward – Paddy O Connor 0.10 – Gary Dorrian – Daniel McGlynn – Jason Morrow – Kevin McGlynn 01 – Michael McGlynn 01- Ciaran Foy 01. Subs used – Conor McBride 01- David Carr – Matthew McGinley.Both seniors and reserves are home to Naomh Muire next weekend in the first round of the senior championship.They 3rd team had no fixture last weekend. Next up is Ardara at home on Saturday the 21st of May at 7pm.Any manager or club member who would like to put information into the club notes can do so by sending it to email@example.com or texting 0872052481.Top of Form GAA NEWS: GLENFIN U14’S NARROWLY LOSE OUT TO GAEIL FHÁNADA was last modified: May 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAglenfinSport
With the Sharks killing a slashing penalty to Barclay Goodrow, called with 9:14 left in the second overtime, Hertl came … LAS VEGAS — Martin Jones had the playoff performance of his life but Tomas Hertl made sure the Sharks’ season didn’t end Sunday.Hertl scored with 8:43 left in the second overtime to give the Sharks a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series. CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device
16 July 2014 The government will establish 12 more dedicated sexual offences courts in the 2014/15 financial year, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha told a media briefing ahead of his department’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday. The plan, Masutha said, was to establish 106 sexual offences courts over a period of 10 years, as part of the country’s drive to combat crimes against women and children. The concept of sexual offences courts was introduced in South Africa in 1993, and by the end of 2005 there were 74 sexual offences courts countrywide. The special courts were phased out in the years following because of budget constraints, but were reintroduced in August 2013. Since then, 22 such courts have been established. “Through sexual offences courts, we are able to provide specialised victim-support services, improve the effectiveness of witnesses in the execution of their role in court, reduce the turnaround time in the finalisation of sexual offences matters, and improve the conviction rates,” Masutha said. The courts feature specially trained officials, procedures and equipment to reduce the chance of secondary trauma for victims. There is a proper screening process to identify cases that fall within the sexual offences category; a special room where victims will testify; a private waiting room for adult witnesses; and a private waiting room for child witnesses and victim support services. The courts also include special equipment to enable victims to identify the accused from the testifying room when required to do so, as well as a designated court clerk and a court preparation programme for witnesses to prepare for court and to provide debriefing after they have testified. The Department of Justice and Correctional Services’s chief operating officer, Khotso Dewee, said R100-million had been allocated for the running of the sexual offences courts. On the issue of rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, Masutha said his department, together with various Chapter 9 institutions and civil society organisations, had launched the National LGBTI Programme in April, in order to guide the government’s response to the growing victimisation of LGBTI people in the country. Source: SAnews.gov.za
Tags:#start#StartUp 101 sramana mitra Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… For this week’s One Million by One Million roundtable, we started off by announcing a new deal through which the 1M/1M-Persistent Systems partnership has decided to back Indian company, OrangeScape. So the first company I want to discuss today is OrangeScape, before I move on to today’s presenters. OrangeScape positions itself as an Application Platform As A Service (APaaS) provider, and has some marquee customers in India including Unilever, Citibank, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Sterlite. They will now be leveraging the 1M/1M-Persistent channel to go to market in the United States.What caught my attention as I started working with OrangeScape is their proven ability to plug a distinct gap in Google’s enterprise solution. As you know, the Google productivity apps portfolio is getting very good traction within enterprises, and through our Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing series, we’ve heard from various CIOs who are moving from Lotus Notes or Microsoft Exchange to Google’s Office suite. One of the primary drivers of the switch is cost. A second is collaboration.Currently, when enterprises switch to Google’s productivity suite, they still need to make provisions to move the large portfolio of home grown long tail productivity apps that have been developed around the previous system – Lotus Notes or Microsoft Exchange. And in comes the Google App Engine as Google’s offering in this context.Well, it turns out that to port long tail productivity apps to Google’s App Engine is a somewhat cumbersome job, and requires a lot of custom development. Building new apps is also not as simple.Enter OrangeScape.The long tail apps can easily be ported to or developed on Google App Engine in a third of the time and cost using OrangeScape as an application platform. Voila, the entire productivity suite of an enterprise can become cloud-ready, quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively!I have long been a champion of Indian product companies, urging the entrepreneurs to think beyond labor arbitrage and outsourcing. Today, I am thrilled to see that OrangeScape is emerging as a promising player in the Indian startup firmament, and reaching for global market penetration.Multi Angular Force GeneratorNext, Paul Croskrey with OBM Global pitched the Multi Angular Force Generator (MAFG), an alternative energy startup aiming to provide off-grid power. The MAFG claims to create huge amounts of horsepower and torque, enough to drive the largest generators made today. The MAFG Thermal Reactors utilize thermal storage tanks heated to high temperatures to produce steam allowing it to run a variety to operations ranging from waste purification to running steam turbines making electricity.Paul says that he wants commercial operations to use this off-grid power supply, and help companies like Wal-Mart save costs. Wal-Mart, in fact, is interested in testing the module at one of their warehouses.Paul’s bottleneck, however, is validation. He needs some knowledgeable and credible people to validate that the technology for which OBM already has issued patents, works, or at least has the potential to work. No investment is possible without that validation, whether it is government grants (and there is quite a bit of that available for clean energy projects) or angel or venture capital. It is not possible for financial investors to gauge the viability of this technology without some help from scientists and researchers.I advised Paul to find a scientist with enough credibility in this field, and invite him/her as a cofounder / Chief Scientist. This is an essential step that will be necessary for Paul to take. It is squarely in his critical path, blocking all sorts of financing options, and unfortunately, he cannot really make progress with this venture without some external financing. It’s simply a capital-intensive business that needs money.MomaresFinally, Marcos Menendez presented Momares, a nifty piece of technology to help small businesses market themselves through coupons delivered through opt-in SMS subscriptions. For his go-to-market strategy, Marcos has identified the bowling center market. He says that bowling centers are a booming sector, but they have a very specific problem: they lack traffic during weekdays. Well, Marcos, using his technology, believes he can increase weekday utilization by 200% – a very bold and robust ROI value proposition. I asked him to create a couple of success stories to validate the assumptions, and then do a very focused PR campaign in the blowing center industry.Of course, the solution applies to a much broader set of small business customers, making this an attractive business opportunity. I recently did a story on 3CInteractive that has built a $40M business based on a similar value proposition, but catering to large enterprises.Someone from the audience asked how Momares differs from Groupon. Well, to get the discount on Groupon, consumers have to do some work – recruit other consumers – whereas Momares offers a straightforward opt-in coupon to your favorite business, whether it is a spa, a restaurant, or a bowling center.Bottom line, I like this business!You can listen to the recording of today’s roundtable here. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here.Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative, an educational, business development and incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Photo by ilco