January 12

Atom Flyers snatch championship from host team

first_imgAfter victories in their first three games, Fort St. John found themselves face to face with the host team, the Fairview Kings, with the winner walking away as tournament champions. Fairview opened the scoring early in the first period. Luckily, the goal didn’t discourage the Atom Flyers, as three minutes later, Flyer’s Nathan Brownlee fought his way through the Kings defense, scoring the game tying goal. With the second period starting with the teams tied at 1-1, Fort St. John would take their first of the lead of the game only a minute into the second frame. Devon Minard entered the offensive zone with speed, flying past the Fairview defence and letting go a hard wrist shot to give the Atom Flyers a 2-1 lead.- Advertisement – Minard’s goal would be the eventual championship winning goal for Fort St. John. Fort St. John would increase their lead to two in the second, thanks to a Brophy Dunne breakaway goal. Dunne, one-on-one with the goalie, deked out the Fairview tender to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead. That score that would remain on the scoreboard until the conclusion of the game, earning the Flyers the championship trophy to bring home with them.last_img read more

January 11

Medical students gain experience at Fort St. John Hospital

first_imgOn Monday, a group of students, who came here by way of UBC’s medical undergraduate’s Integrated Community Clerkship program, spoke to City Council about coming to Fort St. John for experience in medical training at the local hospital.Started in 2004, six communities in BC have been taking third-year students in for a year to work at their hospitals/care clinics — Chilliwack, Terrace, Cowichan Valley, Trail, Vernon, and of course, Fort St. John.In Fort St. John, the hospital is on it’s 7th team of students, having started accepting them in 2008.- Advertisement -Taneille Johnson grew up in Charlie Lake, and spoke about the support she felt coming back to the community after a few years being away.“I chose Fort St. John because I knew I’d get the support I needed to become a physician,” she said.The other students were formerly from the Lower Mainland, but  found other parts of the province to call home before saying the same about Fort St. John.Advertisement UBC Residency and ICC Director Kim Furlong  said UNBC also offers a Northern Medical Program, in partnership with UBC, at the Fort St. John Hospital.In this program, students can stay and work at a hospital for extended periods at a time — generally, 2 years for family medicine, and longer other specific practices. Jeanette Madsen was raised in Mission, and earned her undergraduate in Kelowna before heading north.Brett McCarthy grew up in Chilliwack, but said he lived in many different places because his father, an RCMP officer, was often re-located.Langley-raised James Vanderhoorst took the opportunity as a chance to gain valuable, hands-on experience in a small market — his wife was raised in Smithers, and he also saw it as a good opportunity to take on small-town living for himself, along with her and their 2-month old daughter.The students said they came here a year ago to take a tour of the town before committing to the ICC, with Councillor Larry Evans as their guide. The tour seemed to win them over, as they now call the city their home.Advertisementlast_img read more

January 10

Mourinho warns Pogba no player is bigger than Man United

first_img0Shares0000“Manchester United is bigger than anyone and I have to defend that,” Mourinho said.LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 28 – Jose Mourinho has warned Paul Pogba that no player is bigger than Manchester United.His comments follow a turbulent week in the pair’s relationship which saw Mourinho inform Pogba he will never captain the side again under him after the French midfielder criticised his tactics in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Wolves. The pair then had a disagreement in front of television cameras at training on Wednesday, when Mourinho appeared to take issue with an Instagram post from Pogba during the previous night’s disappointing Carabao Cup defeat by Derby County.Speaking at his press conference on Friday, Mourinho said he felt compelled to act.“Manchester United is bigger than anyone and I have to defend that,” Mourinho said.“After weeks of analysing and exchanging opinions with my coaching staff, we made the decision that from now Paul is just a player and not a captain.“So, the decision is made.”Despite the tension between the pair, Mourinho insisted their relationship has not broken down and confirmed Pogba is set to play against West Ham on Saturday.“The relationship between player and manager is good. It is not any more a relationship between captain – or one of the captains – and manager,” Mourinho said.“Nobody trained better than Paul on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Some trained as well as him but nobody trained better than him and tomorrow he plays.“No player is bigger than the club. If I am happy with his work, he plays. If I am not happy with his work he does not play. I am happy with his work this week, really happy.“The team needs good players. He is a good player. The team needs players with the personality to play. He has [it].“So he plays tomorrow.”Mourinho was defiant when asked why he chose to confront Pogba when he knew there were cameras filming the training session.“I don’t care about the cameras,” the United manager said.“What confrontation? It was not a confrontation. Do you think it was a confrontation?“What happened the other day, happens many days. Conversations with players, I have many, many times. It was not the case but loud critiques, loud instruction happens every day. Coaching is about that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

December 27

LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUB AGM

first_imgLetterkenny Rugby Club AGM is being held at the Orchard Inn at 7.30 on Wednesday, May 30 next. All members welcome. LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUB AGM was last modified: May 19th, 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)last_img read more

December 25

DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL UP AND RUNNING FOR 2013

first_imgMore than 30 new Youth Councillors from the Donegal Youth Council met in the Regional Cultural Centre last Saturday for a team building day and also to plan for new projects which will run across the year.The Donegal Youth Council, which is made up of young people from all across the county from Carndonagh to Carrick, will meet regularly each month in Letterkenny and also in their local electoral areas to work on identified topics of Youth Facilities, Mental Health/ Suicide, Health & Well Being, Education and Bullying. Donegal Youth Council is funded by Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and aims to provide young people with opportunities to identify, prioritise and work on topics and projects which have been identified by the wider youth population of the county.It also aims to provide young people with opportunities to have their voice heard by being involved in the development of local services and policies which affect them.As part of their work on Saturday the young people of the Donegal Youth Council also voted “Bullying” as their chosen topic to be put forward for this year’s national Dail na nÓg event. Dáil na nÓg is the National Youth Parliament of Ireland.It gives young people in Ireland the opportunity to represent the views of those under the voting age of 18 at a national level, and to call for changes to improve the lives of young people in Ireland. Donegal Youth Council is co-ordinated at local level by the Donegal Youth Service. For more information you can contact Donegal Youth Council Co-ordinator Marty Keeney on 087-6806676 or email youthcouncil@donegalyouthservice.ie. DONEGAL YOUTH COUNCIL UP AND RUNNING FOR 2013 was last modified: March 5th, 2013 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:Donegal Youth Councillast_img read more

December 18

World Cup has inspired Africans: Zuma

first_img2 July 2010As the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ enters the home stretch, South African President Jacob Zuma says he believes the legacy of hosting the tournament will benefit the African continent for decades.In an exclusive interview with Fifa at his presidential residence in Pretoria this week, Zuma said the “Rainbow Nation” had exceeded expectations in its hosting of the tournament, confirming that Fifa’s trust in Africa was not misplaced.Fifa: Mr President, first of all thank you for your time. With only a week left in this 2010 Fifa World Cup, what are your impressions so far of the tournament?President Zuma: I think the tournament is going extremely well and we are very happy, South Africans are happy. You just have to see the reaction of the people at all the matches. I must also say that the international community is very happy about this tournament. I had an opportunity to be in Toronto at the G8 meeting, and the excitement I saw from other heads of state was unbelievable. You could have seen the emotions. This has been, undoubtedly a very successful tournament. I think we have proved that not only South Africa, but Africa is capable of hosting any major event.When you were in Robben Island, did you ever imagine that South Africa would host an event of this magnitude and you would oversee that period?Not at all, I don’t think any of us imagined that. As you might recall, at that time, we were campaigning for the isolation of apartheid South Africa. And, when Fifa took a decision to ban South Africa, it was a significant step. We only dreamt that one day, a free and equal South Africa would participate at international competitions. We never thought that South Africa, so early on, would host a World Cup. In any case, when I was in Robben Island I never thought I would be President. It is indeed a humbling experience if you take that into account.How important was it for South Africa to succeed at this Fifa World Cup following the doubts and scepticism that the country had been the subject of in some circles?I think it was very important for us to succeed. But you must remember that, as South Africans, we pride ourselves on the fact that we always rise up to any challenge. As a matter of fact, nobody believed that we would have a smooth transition from apartheid and we did it. As you know, a Fifa World Cup has never been hosted in Africa. When South Africa first declared its intentions to host the World Cup, some people said, “What is this country from Africa thinking”. Yes, we lost the first time [to Germany], but we knew that we would do it next time. That is what defines us as a country – our attitude and the belief that nothing is impossible. We knew we deserved it, but some continued to say, “impossible, they won’t be able to organise it” and they talked about a “plan B”. When we completed the stadiums, people started to talk about security and other issues, but we have had a great tournament. And today, a lot of people who are honest enough have come out and said: “We confess, we were wrong about your country”.Talking about the significance of the World Cup. We know that this tournament was also earmarked as an opportunity for nation building for this young democracy. Do you think that has been achieved?Absolutely, beyond expectations. This has been an important component for our nation building. It is for the first time in South Africa that we have seen this Rainbow Nation really coming together in a manner we have not witnessed before. For the first time, I have noticed that every South African is now flying our national flag. Everybody is just crazy about this tournament, both black and white. This tournament proved that sport is a tool for nation building.It has always been said that a successful hosting of the World Cup in South Africa will strengthen South Africa’s case to bid for more international events. Do you think that is the case?This has proved to the world that we are capable of hosting any international event, we have the resources and infrastructure. People are already talking about a possibility of bidding for major events and we are supporting this. The Olympics are an example, I don’t see why we can’t bid to host the Olympics in the future. It’s important for Africa.What lessons, as a government, have you learned from hosting this Fifa World Cup?There are many. Firstly, we learned a lot about how to work with strict timelines. We have embarked on a lot of development and we had to work within a tight schedule in order to deliver on time.You are someone who has declared his love for football. How many matches have you been able to watch so far and which team has impressed you so far?I have watched many games, I think this Fifa World Cup has been different. Football has been so unpredictable, we no longer have smaller countries now in football. Some of the countries who were favourites are now out of the tournament, and we see that gap between the so-called big teams and other teams narrowing. Of course, there are countries that have played well. Even though Bafana Bafana did not qualify, I think we played good football and I was happy. We were so close to qualifying. I was impressed with teams like Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Germany. I think the Germans have reinvented their game, they are playing with so much speed and it’s good to watch them. But the teams from Latin America have been great. Countries like Brazil and Argentina are a pleasure to watch. In Africa, we are all proud of Ghana, they have represented us very well.Mr President, we might as well put you on the spot and ask you to predict which team will win the tournament on 11 July?It’s difficult to say, but I think the winner will be amongst the teams I have counted [laughing].People often talk about the legacy of this Fifa World Cup. What legacy would you want it to leave for the South African child?Firstly, the world is aware that Africa has the capacity to host the World Cup. Everybody has seen that we are equal to the task. It has taken the economic development to a different level. One of the important things for Africa is education, and programmes like 1Goal are playing a vital role – that is legacy. This tournament has inspired Africans.Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

December 15

RWW Founder Richard MacManus Starts His Next Chapter

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Announcements#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Last night, which was today, New Zealand time, Richard MacManus announced his departure from ReadWriteWeb. He was our founder, navigator, and editor-in-chief, and we will miss him.Richard is about to start a new chapter in his storied career. He’s writing a book. ReadWriteWeb is also about to make some great changes. The excitement is mutual.From his home in New Zealand, Richard founded the site in 2003 as his personal blog. It quickly became a guiding force on the early Web for people who sought to understand the rapidly changing environment and its implications for the future.With help from some of the best and brightest tech writers around, Josh Catone, Jolie O’Dell, Sarah Perez, Audrey Watters, the inimitable Marshall Kirkpatrick and so many more, Richard grew the site into one of the top sources of tech news and analysis in the world.In December of 2011, SAY Media acquired ReadWriteWeb, moving its headquarters to San Francisco to be closer to the center of the global tech industry. SAY Media determined that the site would benefit from editorial leadership based in the U.S.Richard’s vision and leadership made ReadWriteWeb an indispensable part of the tech journalism landscape. The editorial team will do its utmost to live up to Richard’s legacy.We are grateful to Richard for the platform he created that allows us to be thoughtful, creative and analytical. Richard encouraged us to think deeply about topics we are passionate about and his vision will continue at ReadWriteWeb. Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting readwrite 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

December 3

Three Bihar policemen dismissed for ‘protecting’ liquor mafia

first_imgIn a first major crackdown on policemen allegedly found ‘protecting’ the ‘liquor mafia’ in dry Bihar, three police officials on Wednesday were dismissed from service while one was suspended for dereliction of duty by the Patna Central Range Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar. The dismissed police officials are identified as Sunil Kumar and Bishambhar Prasad, both Sub-Inspectors, and Shrawan Kumar, an Assistant Sub-Inspector, of the Beur Police Station in Patna. Officer-in-charge of the Fatuha Police Station Avinash Kumar was suspended for dereliction in duty.“Many more dismissals or suspensions of police officials found in the illegal trade of liquor in any way would be done in the coming days…we are keeping a strict vigil on such policemen,” a senior official posted at State Police headquarters told The Hindu. Earlier, altogether 29 policemen, including the Beur Police Station officer-in-charge, were transferred and asked to report at a police line after they were reportedly found protecting some liquor traders. A policeman was identified by an arrested illegal liquor trader at Buxar for providing him ‘protection’ after taking a bribe. Since the new, stringent Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2016 was enforced in the State in April 2016, action has been taken against over a dozen police officials failing to check illegal liquor trade in their area. Crackdown and crushWhen the media widely reported that rats have been guzzling liquor in dry Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar summoned top police officials and asked them to take stringent action against policemen involved in the illegal trade of the liquor. Now, every day, thousands of seized liquor bottles are being crushed under bulldozers at different police stations under the supervision of District Magistrates or the senior police officials.Over 45,000 people have been arrested and several lakh litres of illegal liquor have been seized in dry Bihar under the new stringent law but truckloads of illegal liquor are being transported every day into the State from the neighbouing States like Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, with a few of them caught and seized. “It is all happening in connivance with the policemen posted at the check posts or elsewhere…the policemen at the local level have found a new source of income,” said a businessman at the U.P.-Bihar border area in Buxar.last_img read more

November 18

Lanner: rugged industrial box PC with 4G/LTE configuration

first_imgLanner further strengthens its industrial-grade box PC product line-up by adding LEC-3034 series. The newly added fanless box PC series features dual-core Intel Atom E3825, optional 4G LTE mobile connectivity, DDR3L SO-DIMM memory up to 8GB, mSATA socket, VGA display, wide operating temperature, DIN Rail/Wall-mounting options, and a variety of isolated protected serial COM and LAN configurations for various industrial IoT applications.LEC-3034 series is powered by Intel Atom E3825 CPU, a dual-core SoC architecture (formerly “Bay Trail”) for optimized performance and power consumption in compact computing systems. With onboard M.2 3042 expansion slot with SIM, LEC-3034 supports 4G-LTE mobile connectivity option, which provides more flexibility and scalability for industrial communications in critical infrastructures. Along with support of DDR3L memory and Intel HD Graphics engine, LEC-3034 series meets the market by functioning as a reliable and robust hardware solution for industrial applications.Different from traditional DB-9 design, LEC-3034 series comes with Phoenix Contact terminal blocks to offer high density and variety of COM port setting based on the ordered models. LEC-3034 series deliver 4 to 8 Serial ports with RS-232/422/485 signals. With 2KV digital isolation and 15KV ESD protection, the Serial ports are well-protected in harsh environments.Aside from the multiple serial ports, LEC-3034 also features flexible I/O functionality, including 2 or 4 GbE LAN ports, 2 or 4 USB ports, 1x mSATA mini slot and a VGA display output. Regarding environmental ruggedness, LEC-3034 can withstand -40 C to 70 °C operating temperatures. For mounting installation, the system can be mounted by DIN Rail or wall-mounting.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Apacer: latest CFexpress card performance leaps forwards as PCIe and 3D NAND flash integrateNext EKF: PCI Express card adapter allowing easy integration of special functionslast_img read more