Public Drop-in for Festival Plaza design

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN BC – The City of Fort St. John has planned a public drop-in to help design concepts for the new Festival Plaza space which is to occupy the site of the old Visitor Centre.Monday, November 19th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. anyone is welcome to come down to the North Peace Cultural Centre to view the concepts created in the design workshop. Guests can meet with workshop facilitators and participants to discuss and provide feedback on the initial design concepts for the Festival Plaza.Fort St. John City Council has allocated approximately $1.2M from the Peace River Agreement signing bonus in 2015 for the development of this new public space, scheduled for design this winter, and construction in the summer of 2019.- Advertisement -The Festive Plaza alongside with the City’s Strategic Plan is to actualize downtown as a social, vibrant, livable hub by creating streets and gathering places with a people focus, supporting the redevelopment of vacant properties and to make arts and culture central to the community.The Plaza once built will be host to viable and vibrant entertainment, events, activities and markets.For more information visit the City’s FB Event Page HEREAdvertisementlast_img read more

How Manchester United could line-up under Jose Mourinho

first_img 11 11 Right back: Kenny Tete – The 20-year-old right back has broken through into Ajax’s first-team this season and also made his international debut. Tete has reportedly snubbed a new deal in Amsterdam and could move on to Old Trafford in the summer. Central midfield: Renato Sanches – Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Portugal wonderkid for most of the season following his breakthrough at Benfica. Already a key player at 18, the dynamic and intelligent central midfield star would cost a big sum, around £40m, but it may be worth it in the long run. Left back: Luke Shaw – The English starlet was cruelly ruled out for most of the season with a broken leg sustained in a Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven. Back in training, if he can get back to his early season form he will be a huge asset for the Red Devils. 11 Attacking midfield: Wayne Rooney – No matter which manager is in charge come the start of the campaign, it’s likely Rooney will be a key player once again for the Red Devils but in a deeper role behind the striker. 11 Centre back: Chris Smalling – Now a mainstay in the backline at Old Trafford, Smalling has grown into his role at Old Trafford under Van Gaal and should remain in the team no matter what the Dutchman’s future holds. Right wing: Jesse Lingard – The starlet has progressed well this season and deserves to be given more chances rather than be ditched for another big-money signing. Keeping faith in homegrown talent could pay dividends as the Red Devils look to make their way back into England’s elite. 11 Left wing: Anthony Martial – The French starlet has showed promise following his move from Monaco last summer and could up his goal tally next year. Goalkeeper: David De Gea – Click the right arrow to see who else could be in Manchester United’s starting XI next year… – The Spanish shot-stopper’s move to Real Madrid fell through last summer but is likely to remain at Old Trafford having signed a new deal, while Keylor Navas is in good form for Los Blancos. 11 Stirker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Out of contract at the end of the season and having shown his class in the Champions League, Ibrahimovic moving to Manchester United would be a marketing dream. If he continues his impressive form this season he could take the Premier League by storm. He could well be worth the punt, despite his age. 11 11 11 11 11 Central midfield: Morgan Schneiderlin – French international Schneiderlin is settling into his role in the middle of the park at Old Trafford and this should continue into next season. Manchester United could have a new manager in the summer with Jose Mourinho being strongly linked with turning up at Old Trafford.Paris Saint-Germain have also, reportedly, approached the Portuguese, 53, as they look to replace Laurent Blanc.But there seems to be plenty of talk the Red Devils have already got their man as they look to ditch Louis van Gaal, who fans have grown tired of.With this speculation there have also been rumours about players Mourinho could possibly sign if he turns up at Old Trafford.So what might the Manchester United team look like next season, according to the latest reports? Click the right arrow above to find out… Centre back: John Stones – Highly-rated England international, Stones, could well be looking to move again this summer as he looks to further his career. Learning his trade under Louis van Gaal, who has improved Chris Smalling, or Jose Mourinho, who has been linked with the managerial job, would appeal. last_img read more

Make or break? Seven Chelsea players who must settle under Conte next season

first_img 6. Michy Batshuayi – The £33m summer signing from Marseille is set to partner Diego Costa in attack, and if he can build on his promising early career, Chelsea have a real star on their hands. The arrival of Batshuayi means the Blues can now call upon two top class strikers, rather than relying on Loic Remy as back-up, but he needs to hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge. The pressure for success at Chelsea means goalscorers need to regularly be hitting the back of the net, and if he takes a few months to get going, it would not be a surprise to see the youngster out of the first-team. 5. Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Talented youngster Loftus-Cheek has a big season coming up, with his role this term likely to prove whether he has a future with Chelsea. He has still played just 21 games in two seasons of professional football, and it was clear Jose Mourinho refused to trust the 20-year-old in key games. Fitness issues continue to prevent his development, but few doubt he has the talent to make it at the top of the game. He is sure to remain part of Conte’s first-team, but if he fails to kick on this year, the midfielder may have to leave the Blues for the sake of his career. It promises to be an exciting season for Chelsea fans, with a number of changes at Stamford Bridge.Antonio Conte has come in to manage the Blues, and with impressive signings such as N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi, many believe they can seriously challenge for the title again.However, there is no point in getting carried away, given how poor the West London side were last term.Too many key players underperformed, and they need to return to their world class levels if the Blues are to challenge for silverware this time around.But which players are the ones who need to perform at Stamford Bridge? Click the arrow above, right, to see seven players who have a vital season ahead of them for the Blues. 7 7 7 7 7 1. Eden Hazard – click the right arrow, above, to see six more Chelsea players who need to perform next season – From PFA Player of the Year in 2014/15 to failing to score until April in the 2015/16 campaign, few players have suffered a fall from grace as major as Hazard. When he performs well, the Blues are at their best, and the Belgian winger needs to prove he is back at the top of his game under Conte. Speculation concerning a move to PSG continues to follow him, but a strong season from Hazard would finally show his commitment to the Stamford Bridge club. 4. Abdul Baba Rahman – Ghana defender Rahman could be one of the main beneficiaries of Conte’s arrival if the manager opts to field a 3-5-2 formation – something he has avoided so far in pre-season. The 22-year-old looked far from Premier League quality as a left-back last term, but if played as a left-wing-back he could show the attacking threat with which he made his name in the Bundesliga. If he can also learn to overcome the defensive frailties which characterised last season, it will prove Rahman is good enough for the Blues. If not, it would not be a surprise to see Conte ship the youngster out. 3. Oscar – Oscar’s career at Chelsea has been one of failed potential, with the Brazilian midfielder never truly establishing himself as a key player for the Blues. A move away from Stamford Bridge has been rumoured, but Conte is known to be an admirer of the 24-year-old. It is up to Oscar to find a way into the Italian’s plans, and decide which position is his strongest; either a defensive number 10 or a box-to-box midfielder. He undoubtedly has talent, but consistency is crucial for Oscar, otherwise this could be his last season at Stamford Bridge. 7 7. Thibaut Courtois – Courtois endured a torrid 2015/16 season, spending time on the sidelines through both suspension and injury. He never looked like the top class goalkeeper he is expected to be, but a good showing at Euro 2016 suggests he is returning to form. There are no doubts that he is first-choice keeper for Conte, but a poor start will see Asmir Begovic – himself a proven Premier League stopper – angling for the role. Courtois has committed his future to Chelsea amid transfer rumours, and he needs to finally show the form he displayed while on loan with Atletico Madrid. 2. Kurt Zouma – Arguably Chelsea’s best defender, Zouma has only just returned to training having ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against Manchester United in February. He was one of the few consistently good performers last term, but he is likely to start this season out of the side as he gets back to full fitness. If he can break into Conte’s plans, and continue to impress, Zouma should cement his place as Chelsea’s first-choice centre-back for the next decade. 7last_img read more

Robertson’s revenge mission, another Messi milestone and Dubois KO

first_imgIn the last weekend before Christimas,, the sporting action heated up.History was made across varying sporting disciplines, with Liverpool claiming their first Club World Cup in football and Fallon Sherrock once again winning at the Darts World Championships.It’s impossible to keep across everything, so we’ve compiled a list of the five best things that happened. AFP or licensors 😂 It’s fair to say @GNev2 could not believe what he was seeing there, watching David De Gea’s error. Watch Super Sunday live on Sky Sports PL now 📺— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 22, 2019And while Mourinho was conducting his interview with Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves, the former Red Devils defender can be heard giving his reaction to the Hornets opener, saying: “Look at that! Oh my…,”Shreeves then turned to the Portuguese boss to ask him about Neville’s reaction, jokingly questioning his colleagues professionalism.He said: “Jose, can I have your opinion on the unprofessional nature of Gary Neville?“You and I are doing a professional interview and he falls to the floor in disgust. What does that tell you about his lack of standards?”Mourinho responded, chuckling: “I think Gary cannot hide his hide his United connections, but he’s a very good pundit.”The Special One then walked towards the TV monitor himself to view the incident, and looked surprised himself at the manner of the error. Liverpool are on top of the world Getty Images – Getty Dubois shows dynamite fistsAs the British boxing’s rising star says, ‘if I land it right, it’s goodnight’ and Kyotaro Fujimoto will likely back that up.The highly regarded heavyweight added his Japanese foe to an ever expanding highlight reel by flooring him with a single, brutal right hand at the Copper Box Arena in London. 4 When you have Lionel Messi in your side, anything is possible Gary Neville’s brilliant reaction to David de Gea’s howlerManchester United favourite Gary Neville interrupted Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho’s pre-match interview on Sunday with his reaction to David de Gea’s howler against Watford.Neville watched on in disbelief as the Spaniard fumbled a tame effort from Ismaila Sarr into his own net to give the hosts a second-half lead. Best moment of the game, Robertson smashing Rafinha 7 mins into second half. Man of his word— Joshua Buckley (@JoshBuckley94) December 21, 2019Sherrock does it againFallon Sherrock continues to wow fans at Ally Pally.The 25-year-old, who made history by becoming the first woman to win a match at the world championship, beat the world number 11 Mensur Suljovic 3-1 and reach the third round of the PDC event.Sherrock fought back from two legs down to win the first set, before Suljovic reversed the fortunes in the second.“It feels amazing,” she told talkSPORT 2. “I’ve just taken out one of the best in the world and I’m still a bit speechless. It hasn’t sunk in about beating Ted, never mind Mensur.“I’ve never had this many people behind me and supporting me while playing darts.“It will all sink when the tournament finishes.”Asked how she will prepare for the next round, against Chris Dobey, Sherrock explained preparation will be much the same.I’m just going to put a little bit more practise in for the longer format.” SHERROCK HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!She beats Mensur Suljovic 3-1 to repeat history and book her place in the Third Round. INCREDIBLE SCENES!!!— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 21, 2019Another year to remember for MessiLionel Messi has scored 50 calendar year goals for the ninth time in 10 years.Barcelona beat Alaves 4-1 and maintained their position at the top of the table, while they remained unbeaten at home in 2019.Ernesto Valverde told Spanish media: “It is an enormous advantage we have, when Leo appears and can get you a goal from anywhere.“We’ve come from a very intense match on Wednesday and when you make it 2-0, it seems to be an important gap, but I don’t think so.“In this game we were especially interested in not having any fright, [as we were] aware that Alaves could hurt us.“We are leaving [2019] with a good feeling, because we know [the league] is long.”Messi began the decade by scoring 60 times in all competitions, then scored 59 the following year before an incredible 91 goals in 2012.In 2013, Messi scored 45 goals, then it was 58, 52, 59, 54, 51 and now 50. 4 4 Twitter/SkySportsPL 4 Gary Neville can not believe his eyes after watching David De Gea’s howler I don’t care who you are. If I land it right, it’s goodnight. #DDD #EveryBelt— Daniel Dubois (@DynamiteDubois) December 22, 2019Robbo’s revengeAs the end of the first half neared in the Club World Cup final, Sadio Mane was harshly booked for a foul on Rafinha, a decision which infuriated the Senegal international.But rather than let his teammate react and get himself in more trouble, Andy Robertson reassured him he would exact his own form of revenge before the final whistle.The Reds duo were walking off the pitch when Robertson appeared to tell Mane: “Sadio, I’ll get him don’t worry.”And just seven minutes into the second half, Rafinha was duly dumped onto the turf by Robertson.last_img read more

Joe Dodoo leaves Rangers for loan deal at Charlton

first_imgRangers forward Joe Dodoo has signed for Charlton Athletic on loan.The forward will move to the Valley until January in the hope of finding regular first team football after failing to secure a place in Pedro Caixinha’s team.Dodoo joined Rangers last summer from Leicester City and made 25 appearances for the Ibrox side last season, scoring five goals.He becomes the 12th player to leave Rangers since the end of last season, with 11 new faces joining the squad.last_img

Spencer volleyball beats Greenwood, wraps up third-straight Cloverbelt East title

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER – The Spencer volleyball team celebrated Senior Night with the most important victory of the 2014 season.The Rockets defeated Greenwood 25-19, 25-16, 23-25, 25-18, in the battle of Cloverbelt Conference East Division unbeatens to clinch their third-straight title.Spencer finishes the Cloverbelt East at 7-0, losing just three games during the season. Greenwood moves to 5-1 with a match at home against Owen-Withee left on its schedule.Seniors Marisa Johnson, Brooke Kettleborough, Julia Berres and Abby Varsho were front-and-center for the Rockets, all contributing heavily to the victory.Johnson had 16 kills and 34 digs to lead the Rockets in both categories. Varsho had 11 kills, Berres had a team-high six aces and Kettleborough tallied 42 assists for Spencer.Jenna Schober added 21 digs and Macie Weber had nine kills for the Rockets.The four seniors finished their conference career with a 30-1 record in Cloverbelt East play over the past four seasons, winning 30 matches in a row after a season-opening loss to Owen-Withee in 2011.Spencer plays a nonconference match at Medford on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of read more

Afrique du Sud : Le paradis de l’aventure

first_imgL’Afrique du Sud offre 3000 kilometres de cote et des montagnes a vous couper le souffle, souvent tres proches. Le terrain varie du pays, associe a un climat ideal pour les activites en exterieur, en fait un terrain de chasse riche pour les chercheurs de sensations fortes.L’Afrique du Sud propose de l’escalade, du surf, de la plongee, des randonnees, des safaris a dos de cheval, du mountain bike, du rafting de niveau mondial et toutes les autres activites extremes que vous pourriez citer, toutes encadrees par des organisateurs devoues.L’Afrique du Sud offre les lieux d’escalade les meilleurs et les plus varies du monde. Les falaises sont enormes, sauvages et restent a decouvrir. Le Cap est particulierement bien dote mais l’action est loin de se limiter a la region du Western Cape.Les voyages fluviaux vont d’une balade agreable a un veritable passage en machine a laver en eau douce de niveau 5. L’art du canyoning, connu sous le nom de kloofing en Afrique du Sud, est une autre proposition excitante et appreciee que ce soit seul ou avec un guide.Il existe plus d’une centaine de sites de parapente ou de deltaplane, et beaucoup d’autres moins connus, avec des ecoles dans chaque centre. Toujours dans les airs, vous aurez de nombreuses occasions de faire de l’helicoptere, de la montgolfiere, des acrobaties aeriennes, du parachutisme ou du vol en ULM.Des milliers de kilometres de sentiers de randonnee traversent le pays par le desert, la foret, la montagne ou la zone cotiere, la plupart offre des pistes de mountain bike.Il existe des sentiers pour de merveilleuses balades a cheval a travers les vignes, sur la plage ou dans les montagnes et, pour les plus audacieux, des safaris a dos de cheval dans les reserves naturelles du pays.Et si vous recherchez l’altitude, le pont de Bloukrans de 216 metres de haut a la frontiere entre les provinces d’Eastern Cape et Western Cape qui est le lieu de saut a l’elastique commercial le plus haut du monde.Vous pouvez aussi descendre en rappel au dessus des brisants a la pointe oust de Knysna, vous suspendre a un kilometre au dessus du Cap, associer la descente en rappel et le canyoning dans les gorges du fleuve Storms, ou faire du saut en rappel le long des immeubles a Durban ou Johannesburg. La gravite gagne du terrain de façon spectaculaire en Afrique du Sud.SAinfo reporter, incluant des documents de l’Office du Tourisme d’Afrique du Sudlast_img read more

Bridgestone keeps PinkDrive on the road with R1m donation

first_imgPinkDrive’s mission is to provide breast cancer awareness and screening services to disadvantaged communities (Image: Bridgestone SA)Bridgestone’s cheque for a million rand is the biggest once-off donation ever received by breast cancer charity PinkDrive, revealed founder Noelene Kotschan at the official handover this week.The money was raised from members of the public who bought sets of pink valve caps at Bridgestone outlets for R50 each. Bridgestone funded the cost of the caps and donated the entire purchase price to PinkDrive.Speaking at the handover breakfast function at Emperors palace in Ekurhuleni, Bridgestone Promotions Manager Jan Maritz said the response from the public had been overwhelming. “When we first launched the pink valve cap project in October 2013, we were apprehensive about whether motorists would support such an unusual fundraiser,” he said.“We needn’t have worried. With about 20 000 sets of valve caps sold, South Africa’s drivers have rallied behind the cause.”BREAST CANCER AWARENESSPinkDrive’s mission is to provide breast cancer awareness and screening services to disadvantaged communities. It now runs three mobile breast check units and three cars for community outreach. Since being founded, PinkDrive has provided over 5 500 mammograms and almost 60 000 clinical breast examinations. It has also directly educated nearly 90 000 women on breast health.PinkDrive’s Kotschan said the R1-million would make a huge impact on the services PinkDrive was able to deliver. “It’s three months’ running costs,” she explained. “We provide 480 mammograms a month and educate ten times more women in breast health. This is a huge donation, the single biggest cash donation we’ve ever received,” she added.“I’m so grateful to Bridgestone and the motorists who did their bit by buying the pink valve caps.”Kotschan said that the women who were assisted by PinkDrive often had no medical aid or access to hospitals. “We provide the only way for them to be screened for breast cancer,” she said.Bridgestone’s Maritz urged the public to continue supporting PinkDrive. “SMS the word PINKDRIVE to 40158 to donate R20 straight away, or visit their website, for more information,” he concluded.last_img read more

Call on private sector to help fight Ebola

first_imgPrivate enterprises can help halt the scourge of Ebola affecting some parts of East Africa by making cash or in-kind donations to the Ebola Response Fund.A Department of Health initiative, the Fund has set a goal of raising R250 million to coordinate and manage relief assistance for the affected countries, primarily in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.Donations will be used in the following areas:Setting up a 40-bed Ebola treatment unit in Sierra LeoneProvision of qualified people to staff the treatment unitStrengthening of the surveillance system and databaseSupporting social mobilisation efforts in the communities in affected countriesExpanding laboratory capacity, andProject managementAlready, a number of major companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange have pledged support to the Ebola Response Fund. The pledges were made during a meeting convened by the Department of Health’s Director-General Malebona Matsoso on 19 September 2014 at the JSE.During the meeting, Matsoso said a pledge to donate money to the Ebola Response Fund will go a long way in helping Africa tackle the social and humanitarian crisis. The South African Government has already committed R32.5 million.“We are counting on South Africa’s private sector to actively support this attempt to stop the spread of the Ebola virus across the continent. We believe that corporate South Africa will respond positively to this clarion call to assist the affected countries,’ she said.The department is also working with the World Health Organisation to coordinate and harmonise support for the response to the Ebola outbreak which has claimed over 2 600 people as of 18 September 2014.Matsoso said that contributions in cash or in kind to the Ebola Response Fund will be managed by the University of the Witwatersrand (Faculty of Health Sciences and Right to Care) in partnership with the Department of Health.Companies wishing to donate are asked to contact Dr Barry Kistnasamy at 082 806 7210 or email read more

vPro: Looking for a tool that will work with your ISV?

first_imgTake a look at the posted document on Radmin (Remote Administrator).  This free tool (Viewer) allows technicians to gain access to AMT basic functions and will work with any provisioned ISV under SMB or Non-TLS Enterprise Mode.  This tool can be provided to IT Techicians who may not have access to the ISV console to perform the basic AMT functions on a provisioned client.  This use case also includes support for machines up to AMT 7.0 with adding user consent tool to help radmin get access to those machines and enabling the remote listener.