NPGA to hold Annual General Meeting on November 12; seeking business-minded individuals to join Board

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Gymnastics Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on November 12.According to NPGA Board Chair, Jennifer Snider, originally, the AGM was scheduled for October 29 but was rescheduled to allow the Association time to continue to seek out business-minded individuals who are eager to help shape the NPGA’s future.Since growing the Association, to close to 1,000 members, Snider says they are now looking to make a stronger board and are seeking individuals to join that are looking to focus on the future of the Club through mission statements, succession planning and policy development.- Advertisement -The North Peace Gymnastics Association’s Annual General Meeting is taking place on November 12 at 6:30 p.m., at the Party Room in the NPGA facilities on 95 Avenue.If you are interested in joining the NPGA or for more information, you can send an email to npga@telus.net.last_img read more

Weather puts a dampener on ‘Tackling Muckish’ car challenge

first_imgThe Letterkenny Rugby Club have had to postpone their ‘Tackling Muckish’ fundraising challenge due to bad weather.The Senior Team had set out to build a rally car on one of Donegal’s highest mountains today, but the lack of visibility made it too dangerous to attempt the climb.Deciding that it’s better safe than sorry, the challenge was put on hold. The team have set the provisional date of 31st August to try again.The Tackling Muckish challenge will be no easy task for the group, as they will carry car parts up the mountain and assemble the car on top. The challenge will raise money for Pieta House and the rugby club and is kindly sponsored by McCafferty’s Bar Letterkenny.You can still support the fundraiser now by donating to the GoFundMe page or contacting members of the Letterkenny Rugby Club.Weather puts a dampener on ‘Tackling Muckish’ car challenge was last modified: August 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBtackling muckishlast_img read more

Olympics Online: Who Wins The Gold Medal For Best Website?

first_imgThese guides not only explain the various Olympics sports – very helpful for sports like fencing and equestrian, which only enthusiasts follow outside of the Olympics – but they encourage you to give the sports a go yourself.Runners-UpThe Official London 2012 Olympics WebsiteWhile not a media website per se, the London 2012 Olympics website is a good place to get the latest news and photos. It features Facebook integration, including the dreaded frictionless sharing (“Your friends will see the articles you’ve read and the events you’ve celebrated.”). The official site has been active too on its Facebook and Twitter accounts – we’ve noticed athletes re-tweeting the official account a lot. Tags:#design#web We’re well into the second week of the London 2012 Olympics, so which media website is winning with its online coverage? NBC fell at the first hurdle with its TV scheduling, but did the network get back into the race with its website? What about the New York Times, with its muscular web development? Or hometown favorite the BBC, with the crowd behind it – not to mention the wallet of the British taxpayer. In this post we’ll compare the main media outlets and see which ones are medal-worthy.Gold: The New York Times The TelegraphThe British daily has a comprehensive website, including some interesting infographics.USA Today USA Today brings its trademark strengths of storytelling and explanatory graphics to the Olympics, with an informative website. We recommend you check out the interactive section.NBCNBC’s Olympics website was the place to go for American viewers who wanted to watch the Olympics live. Alternatively people could access live coverage online in other, sometimes less legal, ways. Apart from the live video though, NBC’s website is solid but unexciting.ESPNESPN has a nice collection of video commentaries and written opinion pieces, if you can stand the eye-scorchingly bright red background of its Olympics subsite.YahooYahoo’s coverage is fine, but there are better places to get your Olympics news and results. It does though have some useful athlete profiles, along with a sappy “Team Mom” section (featuring interviews of mothers of athletes).ReutersReuters has a standalone website, in addition to partnering with the NYT. Its own website is well designed, but seems devoid of the personality of other media sites.Of course there are many other media websites out there which have good coverage of the Olympics. If we missed your favorite, please add it to the comments!See also: Social Olympics: Does The Gold Medal Go To Facebook, Twitter or Google+? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting It’s a relatively simple graph showing when Yang won the race (the last quarter). Below that is a geographical view of previous winners of this event. I was able to click on my country, New Zealand, to see Danyon Loader’s name pop up for 1996. Although I was unable to click on Loader’s name – or Yang’s for that matter – to find out more details about the swimmer.Here’s another example, which is more in-depth. It’s a bubble-based view of the medal table. The host nation’s public broadcaster, the BBC, has been widely praised for its television coverage. There are up to 24 live channels devoted to the Olympics at any one time. As for its website, the coverage is solid – if unspectacular. There is plenty of Olympics news and photos, with a bias towards Team Great Britain (as to be expected with any national publication).One of the more interesting features is the BBC’s Event Guides. Related Posts Hover over a country and you see its medal tally. Click on it and the data underneath the graph changes to show all of that country’s medal results.Silver: The Guardian The New York Times Olympics website is as sleek and good looking as an American track athlete. The site is a compelling combination of facts and figures, news analysis, interactive graphs and multimedia (video and photos). It’s also beautifully laid out, with clear navigation. Not only did the NYT build an Olympics site for itself, it partnered with Reuters to syndicate the data and content to other publications.A highlight of the NYT website is its data-based graphics. Here’s an example from the 400m freestyle swimming race, won by China’s Sun Yang: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Just about anything the Guardian does on the Web is innovative and polished – and its Olympics coverage has been no exception. The NYT seemed slightly more satisfactory to us in terms of breadth and depth of stories, and ability to move around the site, but the Guardian does have some outstanding features. In particular, a “second screen” subsite. The New Zealand team ranked third, by population. That’s something for this author to be proud of.Bronze: BBC It’s a browser website, but it works best on a tablet. The idea is to offer real-time information – news, statistics, photos, tweets and more – on your tablet device while you watch the Olympics on TV. Very handy!Like the NYT, the Guardian makes a good attempt at offering interactive data services. For example, a daily updated Olympic medal table ranked by GDP, population and team size. 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Yashwant to visit Gujarat on Congress invitation

first_imgBJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who had recently caused a flutter by criticising the Centre for its handling of the economy, will be on a three-day tour of poll-bound Gujarat starting November 14, on an invitation from an NGO supported by the Congress party.The former Union Finance Minister would interact with the business community and deliver lectures in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Surat, a Congress leader said on Thursday.The events are slated to be organised by the Loksahi Bachao Andolan (Save Democracy Campaign), an NGO supported by the Congress.Economic featsMr. Sinha, whose son Jayant Sinha is a Minister in the Narendra Modi government, is likely to speak about demonetisation and the GST, the two steps being showcased as major economic achievements by the current dispensation.Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram had recently interacted with the traders of Rajkot on the GST and on the subject of ‘State of Economy’, though not under the banner of any political party.In a recent newspaper article, Mr. Sinha criticised the Centre and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in particular for the handling of the economy, which he said was on a “downward spiral and is poised for a hard landing”.Mr. Sinha had also written that many people in the BJP were aware of this reality, but not speaking up out of fear.last_img read more

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb gets it wrong again

first_imgThe Opposition parties took a dig at Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb after he reportedly said that poet Rabindranath Tagore returned his Nobel Prize in protest against the atrocities committed by the British.Tagore had in fact renounced the knighthood conferred by the British and not the Nobel Prize for Literature, which was awarded in 1913.A video shows the Chief Minister making the remark at a function organised to mark the birth anniversary of Tagore in Udaipur.His earlier statements — that internet and satellites existed in the ‘Mahabharata era’ and that Diana Hayden was not worthy of the Miss World beauty pageant title — had triggered a row.On Friday, the Congress and the CPI(M) slammed Mr. Deb for his repeated blunders. “Who does not know that Tagore renounced knighthood to show his strong protest against the massacre the British committed at the Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab in 1919,” Congress leader Rahul Saha told The Hindu.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Sarovar dam-hit fishermen grapple with altering breeding patterns

first_imgHundreds of farmers, potters and fishermen from 178 villages that were submerged by the backwaters of the Narmada, marched to the office of the Narmada Valley Development Authority in Bhopal demanding rehabilitation and alternative employment on Saturday.Ever since the Sardar Sarovar dam downstream was filled to the brim, the Narmada has developed an erratic current and an unstable course, posing a challenge to fishermen in Madhya Pradesh. “When the backwaters swelled, the catch dwindled dramatically. And now, several species have become extinct in the river,” says Mansarovar Verma, 53, a fisherman of Chikhalda village in Barwani district. “We don’t want contractors from outside to take over water bodies. Local fishermen have a traditional right to them,” said Medha Patkar, of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, who led the rally and then staged a dharna with the protesters.Fall in catch “Water has entered forests, and dead leaves are detrimental to fish. Furthermore, garbage from submerged villages has caused a large-scale pollution of the river,” said Mr. Verma.He now catches 2-4 kg of fish a day, earning only up to ₹400 a day. Three months ago, he netted 8-10 kg, bringing home ₹1,000 a day. “We want compensation or land for the loss incurred. We don’t want to work for a fishing contractor, who’ll set terms for us,” he said. Earlier, a drop in the water level after the monsoon gave them an opportunity to cultivate muskmelon and watermelon on the river banks around the month of January. After the water level rose, this too became impossible. The government has opened 32 societies for fishermen in Dhar, Barwani and Khargone districts, which share the river’s banks, to dispel the fears about contractors taking over fishing. Several species, including ‘mahseer’, has gone extinct.last_img read more

Economic impact of ComicCon International San Diego

first_img Updated: 8:52 AM Economic impact of Comic-Con International San Diego 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings July 25, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) An estimated 130,000 people were in San Diego for Comic-Con International. The economic impact is estimated to be over $140 million.The event started in 1970 with just a couple of guys sharing their love for comics. Andrea Tobias Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Comic-Con 2018, Good mo, Joe Terzi FacebookTwitter Posted: July 25, 2018 Andrea Tobias, last_img read more

This Month In Metallica Baseball Carpool Karaoke Folklore

first_imgA look back at a busy month of mayhem in the world of the Bay Area metal legendsNate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 28, 2017 – 4:49 pm August 2017 saw GRAMMY-winners Metallica popping up all over the place, from festivals, to the baseball field to the HOV lane. Here’s a quick look back at what fans of the band might have missed:Aug. 3: Metallica frontman James Hetfield kicked off the month by celebrating his 54th birthday. iHeartRadio celebrated by compiling this list of 20 Things You Might Not Know About Birthday Boy James Hetfield.Aug. 8: Hometown heroes Hetfield and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett unleashed their version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at AT&T Park in San Francisco to kick off the 5th Annual Metallica Night. https://twitter.com/Metallica/status/894762879533973505 Facebook This Month In Metallica: Baseball, Carpool Karaoke, Folklore Twitter News Aug. 10: The band played “Metal Have I Ever” with comedian Billy Eichner in the heaviest episode of “Carpool Karaoke” yet. With sing-alongs from “Enter Sandman” to Rihanna’s “Diamonds In The Sky” and “Part Of Your World” from the “The Little Mermaid,” Eichner showed a car ride with Metallica can be full of surprises.Aug. 12: Metallica delivered a blistering set as headliners on Saturday night at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival.Aug. 15: News surfaced that original Metallica bassist Cliff Burton’s father, Ray Burton, honors his son’s legacy by donating his Metallica royalty checks to fund a music scholarship program at Cliff’s high school alma mater, proving that the legacy of Cliff Burton lives on not only in the music he made, but in his father’s generous support of music’s future.Aug. 16: Hetfield made a powerful statement of unity at a show in Edmonton. “Before we go any further, we’ve gotta make something very clear,” said Hetfield “Metallica doesn’t give a s***, all right? We don’t give a s*** about the differences, OK? We care about the similarities. So the fact that you’re here — we don’t care who you voted for, what you do or don’t eat, we don’t care what color your skin is, what you do for a job. … So for me, you are Metallica family. All are welcome. Are you with us?”Aug. 21: A new Metallica-focused podcast, aptly titled “Speak N’ Destroy,” welcomes Robb Flynn, frontman of the GRAMMY-nominated metal band Machine Head, to talk all things Mighty Met. “The ‘Kill ‘Em All for One’ tour at the Keystone, Berkeley?” Robb recalls. “That was my Ed Sullivan Beatles moment.”Aug. 23: The band released a candid behind-the-scenes video of the making of “Atlas, Rise!,” the song that became Metallica’s ninth No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart back in February.EMBED YOUTUBE VIDEO: Aug. 25: Metallica’s WorldWired Tour led Billboard’s Hot Tours tally, proving the band’s live show remains a hot ticket over 36 years into their career.Aug. 25: The band joined Mastodon, GWAR, Portugal. The Man, and six other artists for the fourth annual Ten Bands One Cause in order raise funds for Gilda’s Club NYC, a nonprofit providing support and education programs while also fostering empowerment to cancer patients and their families. Aug. 25: Metallica’s fourth studio album, 1988’s …And Justice For All, turned 29-years-old. In an exclusive with Loudwire, the album’s mixing engineer Steve Thompson explained how the somewhat controversial sound of the project came to be.Aug. 28: In a new excerpt from Brian Slagel’s book For The Sake Of Heaviness, the Metal Blade Records founder/CEO revealed the tale of how a mere $50 in studio costs almost killed Metallica’s first recording for the label.Aug. 28: New rehearsal footage surfaced from the now-famous 59th GRAMMY Awards performance Lady Gaga, providing an inside look into a star-studded cross-genre collaboration.Watch More: Hanging Out With August Burns Red On The Set Of “Invisible Enemy”Read more This Month In Metallica month-metallica-baseball-carpool-karaoke-folklore Email last_img read more

The Internship Film on Google a Lesson for Facebook

first_imgTaking note of the overwhelming success of 2010 film “The Social Network” which is based on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, internet search giant Google has made its foray into Hollywood.The film titled “The Internship” is a comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. It is expected to hit the theatres on 7 June.”The Internship” is said to be different from “The Social Network”, in which the conflicts between Zuckerberg and the early collaborators he worked with and the portrayal of all of them in poor light which did more harm than good.In contrast to the social networking kingpin’s refusal to collaborate with the Facebook-based film, Google was more than willing to be involved with “The Internship”, which is a $58 million Fox production.The new film on the California-based giant would substitute the need of a good PR strategy from Google. The film features two middle-aged watch salesmen who are determined to work in Google. Amid the nosy banter and crude humour, Google is portrayed as kind and gentle, and as one of those dream companies one would die to work for. With its free food, exercising classes and friendly environment depicted elaborately, the film could considerably improve Google’s image as well as employee morale.Co-founder of Google Sergey Brin comes up in a cameo role in the film and various products from Google also enjoy slight promotion.”It’s a good move. It’s going to enhance and warm up Google’s image perception,” said Peter Sealey, former consultant at Google and former Chief Marketing Officer at Coca Cola.The website Marketingland.com, called the film, “A fun movie, but also a beautiful Google commercial.”The positive publicity has come at the right moment, as Google is facing a fresh set of antitrust allegations probe from the US Federal Trade Commission.The film’s director Shawn Levy said the idea of making the film came into being when Vaughn approached him after watching a ’60 Minutes’ special on Google’s work scenario. After lunch with the proposed film’s team, a bunch of top notch ‘Googlers’ eventually agreed to participate. Vice President of Marketing at Google, Lorraine Twohill, took charge of overseeing the project until its completion.As one goes by CEO Larry Page’s remarks at the Google I/O conference, Google collaborated partly because, “executives felt they didn’t have much choice, but also to promote science and technology.”The company insisted on creative control of the film and was closely involved with its production. It also insisted on exact reproduction of props in its campus for the film set, including the slides that employees use in the lobby of its buildings and the ‘nap pods’ they rest on during the day.Google’s involvement has paid off as the film’s portrayal of a mean-spirited intern-trainer towards the end becomes all of a sudden warm and cuddly. But even as Levy says this part is an evolution from the original script, it is not clear whether it was done to appease Google or not.As Ruben Igielko-Herrlich of product placement firm Propaganda GEM said, “The movie would get made with or without a company’s input. You have to embrace the production if you hope to soften whatever bad things they might have in there.”This in itself serves as a lesson for Facebook: If you really want to straighten things up a bit, rather than edging away, get involved.last_img read more

Barcelona vs Liverpool Champions League live stream probable XIs TV listings preview

first_imgLionel Messi would look to propel his team into the finalDenis Doyle/GettyIn arguably the most-anticipated clash of this year’s UEFA Champions League, hosts Barcelona face Liverpool in the first leg of the semi-final on May 1.When is the match and how to watch it liveThis high-voltage contest between the English side Liverpool and Spanish giants Barcelona will kick-off at 9 PM local time and 12:30 AM IST (Thursday).Live coverage of the match on television will be provided by Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD in India. Sony LIV will be the online platform for live streaming of this contest.Barcelona vs Liverpool previewMany argue that the two teams facing off in this match should have contesting for the trophy in the final itself. But due to the formation of the draw, one of these two powerful sides will get eliminated. Both teams have been in good form. While Barcelona clinched the La Liga title recently by vanquishing Levante, Liverpool have been locked in a close fight with Manchester City for the English Premier League trophy.What makes this match interesting is the strong defence that the two outfits possess. For the Reds, the presence of highly-able defenders such as Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Clement Lenglet makes them one of the strongest defensive units going around.They would, though, in this match have to face repeated onslaughts from Mohammed Salah on the right and Sadio Mane from the left. The central thrust might be provided by Roberto Firmino, though there hangs a cloud of injury upon him. Mohammed Salah would lead the attack for LiverpoolReutersThe Reds too have a solid back line with services being provided by Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip. The presence of these two is crucial for the English side as railed against them is the irrepressible Lionel Messi. The Argentinian striker is a massive threat even in normal circumstances but presently there is the added motivation of equalling his great rival Christiano Ronaldo’s record of Champions League victories with his team. Real Madrid have won this title for the last three years and it can easily be assumed that Barcelona players aren’t thrilled about it.The home advantage would be a crucial factor in this contest since the Catalan side have not lost a home Champions League match for 31 games running – a record in itself. However, their star player Messi is yet to open his account against Liverpool in Champions League encounters. This would be as good a time as any to start.Probable XIsBarcelona: Marc Andre Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Phillipe CoutinhoLiverpool: Allison Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Georginio Wijnaldom, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho; Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto FirminoGlobal TV ListingsUSA: TNTCanada: DAZNUK: BT SportItaly: Sky Sport ItaliaGermany: Sky DeutschlandFrance: RMC SportSpain: MovistarPortugal: Eleven Sportslast_img read more