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FSJ Flight U13 Team Wins Division At Swoosh Canada Tournament

first_img FSJ Flight U17 Boys team in Edmonton. Photo credit: Facebook FSJ Flight U17 Boys team in Edmonton. Photo credit: Facebook FSJ Flight U15 Girls team in action in Edmonton. Photo credit: Facebook FSJ Flight U15 Girls team in action in Edmonton. Photo credit: Facebook EDMONTON, A.B. – The Fort St. John Flight Minor Basketball Team had phenomenal success in their first tournament of the season.The teams were in Edmonton over the long weekend to compete in the Swoosh Canada Tournament, which hosted 120 teams from across Western Canada. The association fielded four teams in the tournament: U13 Boys, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, and U17 Boys. Each of the teams were placed in the ‘Bronze’ pool of their age group, due to coming from a smaller population centre than other teams.The U13 Boys team came home with gold in the U13 Bronze Division, coached by Megan Inglis & Kory Bell.- Advertisement -The U15 Boys team coached by Kelly Ziebart & Eugene Concepcion went up against some incredible teams such as Calgary Storm & Grande Prairie Wolves, placing third in the U15 Bronze Division.With Colin Ziebart, Courtney Helm, and Kymmie Dunn at the helm, the U15 Girls came in first in their pool and after an intense last game, losing by only a point, they eventually placed in fourth out of 7 teams in the U15 Girls Bronze Division.Coached by Rob & Pamela Sandberg, the U17 Boys went up against some strong teams and lost their first two games, but came back fast and furious to win first in the B side of their division.Advertisementlast_img read more

Cape Town prepares for Zuma’s address

first_img14 February 2013The Parliamentary Precinct in Cape Town’s city centre is abuzz with activity ahead of South African President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address.The President is expected to outline government’s priorities for the year and officially open Parliament at 7pm on Thursday.The address will be broadcast live on radio and television as well as streamed live on www.parliament.gov.za.Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has arranged for the address to be broadcast on big screens at a variety of venues in all provinces.Security is being beefed up and media are setting up their booths from where they will broadcast interviews, while parliamentary staff are ensuring the final preparations are wrapped up and that the National Assembly is perfect.The red carpet and platform leading up the National Assembly, where dignitaries will show off their fashion, is being allotted and large screens are being tested.Focus on National Development PlanThe South African Air Force on Tuesday practised the flyover above Parliament, which is scheduled to happen as the President arrives at the steps of the National Assembly.There will also be a national salute by the Ceremonial Guard of the South African National Defence Force and a 21-gun salute.Special State of the Nation Address banners have been erected along the precinct’s roads, many of which will be closed to traffic later today and tomorrow.Some of the invited guests include the country’s top matriculants from last year, businesspeople, diplomats, former President Thabo Mbeki and his wife Zanele, former Deputy Presidents Baleka Mbete and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former President FW de Klerk and Elita de Klerk, former Chief Justice Pius Langa and former Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Frene Ginwala.In his address, Zuma is not only expected to focus on the National Development Plan, but he will also provide an update on all key programmatic areas, especially the five priorities – education, health, creating decent work, the fight against crime as well as rural development and land reform.He will also outline progress made in the implementation of the New Growth Path, the economic strategy within the NDP.The Presidency has invited members of the public to send their comments on what they would like to see in Zuma’s speech on Facebook at www.facebook.com/presidencyza/ and twitter at @PresidencyZA.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Government Orders More Efficient Furnace Fans

first_imgSavings and payback periods varySome 3 million furnace fans were shipped in the U.S. last year. The department said that a furnace rated at 70,000 Btu/hour uses 1,000 kWh of electricity a year (presumably an average), so a consumer paying 14 cents per kWh for electricity now spends $140 a year to move conditioned air around the house. A 46% savings would drop that bill by $67 a year.Average life-cycle cost savings will vary by the type of furnace, as does the median payback period, according to government estimates. Lifetime savings were estimated at $506 for a non-weatherized, non-condensing gas furnace, and less for other types.The standards are performance-based, meaning the government doesn’t tell manufacturers how to meet the new rule. The conversion to more efficient fans will be expensive for the industry, although it’s not clear exactly how much the move will cost and how the new fans would affect consumer prices.The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, a trade group representing furnace manufacturers, commented in a letter to the department in January that it “considers the adverse impacts of the proposed fan energy rating levels to be significant to the manufacturing industry.” The group also said it didn’t think the new standards would be cost-effective to consumers.Contacted June 26, AHRI said it was still developing a position on the final rule. New efficiency standards for fans installed on forced-air furnaces will reduce power consumption by as much as 46% and save U.S. consumers more than $9 billion on power bills through 2030, the Department of Energy says.The department announced the new rules on June 25, saying they were part of the federal Climate Action Plan and were the latest of eight final and nine proposed standards issued since last year.More efficient fans, which will be required beginning in 2019, will reduce carbon emissions by as much as 34 million metric tons through 2030, the DOE said.The specifics of the rule are spelled out in a lengthy document that lists requirements for different types of furnaces. Each type must meet a certain Fan Energy Rating, which is the amount of electricity needed to move a cubic foot of air per minute (watts/cfm).Savings in electricity ranged from 46% for several types of gas furnace to as little as 12% for non-condensing oil furnaces and certain furnaces for mobile homes.last_img read more

Gov’t Provides Support for Education Sector Reform Project

first_img The Government has allocated approximately $40.56 million to continue work under the ‘Support for Sustainability of Education Sector Reform’ project for the upcoming fiscal year.Details are provided in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Being implemented by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the project aims to support the continued improvement in student performance by consolidating and improving coordination across the sector.The allocation for the new fiscal year will go towards engaging consultants to identify and develop a plan of action for the strengthening of partnership between the Early Childhood Commission and the National Parenting Support Commission, and to undertake improvement of the internal quality assurance system for 10 teacher-training institutions.Other targets are to build the capacity for training in numeracy and science at teachers’ colleges, including the provision of resources; improving the capacity of teacher-training institutions to screen students; engaging a consultant to support the Alternative Pathway for Secondary Education; and conducting training workshops for the early childhood sector and to aid in the implementation of new approaches across the education sector.Achievements under the project up to December 2018 include acquiring stimulation resource for early-childhood institutions; implementing a capacity-building training programme for mathematics teachers; procuring information technology equipment for teachers’ colleges; and conducting training workshops through the School Improvement Framework.The Support for Sustainability of Education Sector Reform project was implemented in 2017 and is expected to conclude in March 2020. Being implemented by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the project aims to support the continued improvement in student performance by consolidating and improving coordination across the sector. Story Highlights Details are provided in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The Government has allocated approximately $40.56 million to continue work under the ‘Support for Sustainability of Education Sector Reform’ project for the upcoming fiscal year.last_img read more

Santonio Holmes Set To Make Preseason Debut With Jets

Wide receiver Santonio Holmes is set to make his preseason debut for the New York Jets on Sunday night.The former Super Bowl MVP hasn’t played a game since his infamous benching in last year’s regular season finale.Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed the news on Friday, saying that both Holmes and slot receiver Jeremy Kerley will face the Carolina Panthers. Their much-needed return should come as a big boost to a struggling offense that has failed to score a touchdown in the preseason. The Mark Sanchez-led first unit has yet to produce a point in eight possessions.“I hope it could be a big spark,” Kerley said. “Get some new legs out there and give Mark some [more] targets.”Holmes has been sidelined since being hit by cornerback Antonio Cromartie in an August 4 intra-squad scrimmage and suffering rib cartilage damage.The Jets’ only proven receiver returned to practice on a limited basis this week. The seventh-year pro from Ohio State started all 16 games last year, totaling 51 receptions for 654 yards and eight touchdowns.For his career, Holmes boasts 77 receiving plays of 20 yards or better and 17 that have been good for at least 40 yards. Two hundred fifty-six of his 338 career catches have gone for first downs.Holmes was named the MVP of Super Bowl XVIII after totaling nine catches for 131 yards and a touchdown to help Pittsburgh outlast Arizona, 27-23. Four of his receptions and 73 of his yards came on the game’s final drive, punctuated by his spectacular game-winning catch in the contest’s waning moments.Kerley has missed most of training camp with a slight hamstring tear.Ryan said he expects his starters to play three quarters Sunday, although both Holmes and Kerley will each be limited to about 10 to 15 plays.None of the Jets starters or backup quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to play in the team’s preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles on August 30. read more

Everton apologize for breaching PL rules

first_imgEverton Football Club have apologized for breaking Premier League rules regarding the signing of young players to club academies.The Toffees were fined £500,000 and banned from signing young registered academy players in England for the next two years after they were found guilty of inducements to players and their families.A club statement said, according to talkSPORT:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Everton has worked alongside the Premier League over recent weeks to conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations relating to our Academy’s operational methods in some areas of player recruitment.”“In short, we are extremely disappointed with some of the practices we have found which are not in line with our values and not acceptable to Everton Football Club. Accordingly, we have accepted the penalties imposed on us by the Premier League and have given them our strongest apologies.”“We have already commenced a full review of our Academy operations and are committed to ensuring that issues like this do not happen again at Everton.”last_img read more

Jill Herzig Named EditorinChief of Dr Oz The Good Life

first_imgThe magazine is set to open with a 450,000 rate base, and will complement Oz’s syndicated television talk show.”He’s convincing America that a healthy lifestyle is the bedrock of happiness,” says Herzig in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with him to create a rich, imaginative editorial package for that transformative message.” Hearst Corp. president and CEO Steve Swartz and Hearst Magazines president David Carey looked inward in recruiting Redbook editor-in-chief Jill Herzig for the same position at Dr. Oz The Good Life.Her hiring, announced Wednesday, comes after word that the magazine will go to a 10X frequency with the Aug./Sept. 2014 launch after successful test releases in January and April. They were under the editorial direction of Alison Brower, but she is leaving Hearst Magazines to return to California.In terms of magazine seniority, Dr Oz is quite a change for Herzig because Redbook is 111 years old. However, shaking up the norm isn’t something Herzig is shy about doing. She did upgrade the beauty and fashion portion of Redbook content from 30 to 50 percent in April 2013 while ending such former editorial mainstays as parenting and relationships. When she was at Redbook she told min that her role was “a never-ending process of keeping Redbook fresh.”From 2003-2010, Herzig was Glamour executive editor and top lieutenant to editor-in-chief Cindi Leive. Earlier career stops included SELF, New Woman and Cosmopolitan under the late editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of April 14 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of April 14, 2019:Full-Time Physical Therapist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Customer Service Representative at D.B. RobertsFull-Time Commissioning Manager at Limbach Facility ServicesFull-Time/Part-Tiem Member Services Representative at Planet FitnessFull-Time Warehouse Associate at West Springfield Auto Parts Inc.Full-Time Warehouse Stockroom Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Delivery Driver at AFR Furniture RentalFull-Time Crew Chief Technician at SERVPROFull-Time Delivery Driver at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Senior Mechanical Engineer at AmetekFull-Time Senior Research Scientist at EnergetiqFull-Time Sr. Quality Regulatory Compliance Engineer at EnergetiqFull-Time Office Administrator at EnergetiqFull-Time Director of Engineering at EnergetiqFull-Time Product Support Engineer at EnergetiqPart-Time Temporary Driver at FedExPart-Time Nanny For 1 Wilmington ChildFull-Time CDL Relief Driver at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Landscape Maintenance Crew Leader at Garrick-SantoFull-Time/Part-Time Pizza Counter/Register Help at Wilmington House of PizzaFull-Time Marketing Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Associate Director Marketing at Charles River LabsFull-Time Product Manager (Discovery Oncology) at Charles River LabsFull-Time AV Rack Builder at Red ThreadFull-Time National Accounts Project Coordinator at Standard ElectricPart-Time Inside Sales Associate at Superior SealcoatPart-Time Cashier at K1 SpeedFull-Time Cargo Van Driver at OptimaPart-Time Babysitter For Wilmington TwinsFull-Time Entry Level Sales at Capital Carpet & Flooring SpecialistsFull-Time Driver at West Springfield Auto PartsFull-Time Counter Sales at West Springfield Auto PartsPart-Time Apparel & Accessories Team Member at TargetPart-Time Electronics Team Member at TargetFull-Time Overnight Custodian at Planet FitnessFull-Time Overnight Closer at Planet FitnessFull-Time HVAC Service Technician at InLine Mechanical LLCFull-Time Member Service Representative at Align Credit UnionPart-Time Certified Personal Trainer at NA FitnessPart-Time Sandwich Artist at SubwayFull-Time Class D Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesFull-Time Administrative Assistant/Receptionist at O’Brien ConstructionFull-Time 1st Shift Production Technician at CutisPharmaFull-Time HR Business Partner at Charles River LabsFull-Time Service Manager/Technician at Ritchie & SonsFull-Time Deployment Specialist at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Deployment Project Manager at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Sales Executive at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Inbound Sales Specialist at Parterre Flooring SystemsFull-Time Customer Service/Technician at PALMS Environmental: PALMS Environmental, located in Wilmington, is a rental company serving the Environmental Consultant and Engineering community.  We offer a full line of monitoring and sampling equipment for water, soil and air since 1999.  We are looking for an individual who can maintain our equipment, interact with customers, perform deliveries and wear many hats as required in a small business. No experience is required, we will train you.  This is a full time position and mother’s hours are acceptable. PALMS Environmental offers an excellent working environment, and competitive salary with benefits. Interested candidates should contact: Dennis Hart, palmsenv@yahoo.com(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Rangetopping Porsche Taycans overboost function will push power past 700 hp

first_img Now playing: Watch this: More From Roadshow 42 Photos Porsche 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss 19 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 0 Enlarge ImageFor a few moments, the Taycan will put down over 700 horsepower. Yowza.By this time next week, we’ll finally have seen Porsche’s long-awaited Taycan electric sedan. Ahead of time, there are new details still spilling out about the electric car, and this tidbit is one for the power-hungry driver.Per a drive preview from Autocar, the range-topping Porsche Taycan supposedly sports an overboost function that will help the car produce over 700 horsepower for a period of time. That’s Dodge Challenger Hellcat territory, minus any engine emissions. Reportedly, this range-topping car will be split into Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S designations — a goofy nomenclature considering there are no turbos onboard, but I digress.The overboost function activates for 2.5 seconds to unlock 700-plus horsepower and supposedly helps send the electric car from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. Porsche has long been keen to point out the Taycan will absolutely house the company’s spirit and performance, and so far, the German marque appears to be delivering.It’s likely the overboost function played a key part in the car’s 7:42 Nurburgring Nordschleife run. While the lap time didn’t set any overall lap records, it is the fastest four-door electric car around the 12.8-mile circuit. Porsche also showcased the fact its upcoming electric sedan can go from 0 to 124 mph and back in just 10 seconds — multiple times in a testament to the battery-electric powertrain’s grunt.Without the overboost, we’re likely looking at around 600 hp for the range-topping Taycan along with a 300-mile range. Expect other models to fill the lineup with less performance and shorter ranges. We’ll have the full details when Porsche is ready to show the car off in September. Tags Porsche Taycan on ice in Sweden 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Electric Cars Performance Cars 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss Share your voice 1:29 Ice drifting in Porsche’s all-electric Taycan More From Roadshow Share your voice Goodyear Oxygene is a living, connected tire 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Electric Cars Auto Tech 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Porsche,Sono calls the moss-filled dash BreSono and uses it to filter incoming air. Sono Typically, if you had moss in the interior of your car, that would be considered a bad thing. That’s not necessarily the case for this small, solar-powered electric vehicle from German startup Sono.The Sono Sion uses the moss, which is covered with a transparent panel, thankfully, and according to a report Thursday by Electrek, it’s part of the Sion’s cabin air filtering system. Unlike the moss inside Goodyear’s Oxygene tire concept, this moss has kicked the proverbial bucket, but because of its structure, it’s still a good filter.The Sion was conceived as a low-cost EV and debuted back in March with a 35 kilowatt-hour battery and a body covered in solar panels, but this is the first we’re seeing of its interior. The rest of the passenger cabin is pretty sparse, with a small digital instrument binnacle in front of the driver and a Tesla Model 3-like central screen sprouting from the dash.sono-motors-sion-side-profile-frontEnlarge ImageIn addition to the mossy dash, the Sono Sion is slathered in solar panels to help keep its 35 kWh battery topped up. Sono The Sion was initially marketed for the low, low price of $18,000 but — and this might be a little shocking (pun intended) — the battery pack costs extra. That is estimated to cost an additional $10,500 if bought outright, or there would be a monthly fee. I know that sounds weird, but it’s not unheard of in Europe — the Renault Zoe is sold this way.It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see the Sono Sion on our roads here in the US, but the company says it should enter production for Europe sometime in the latter half of 2020. Goodyear’s Oxygene tire is actually alive 0 Tags 5:27 Post a commentlast_img read more

No Teesta deal soon FM indicates

first_imgForeign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali briefs newsmen about prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming tour of India, at the foreign ministry on Wednesday. Photo: PIDForeign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Wednesday indicated that there is no progress in the Teesta water-sharing deal.He said the purpose of prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India’s Bengal state is something different.”You’ll come to know about it in due time,” he told reporters when asked about Teesta deal progress.He, however, said there will be a meeting between prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during the visit.The foreign minister was briefing reporters at the foreign ministry on the the prime minister’s visit.State minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam and foreign secretary M Shabidul Haque were present.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina would leave Dhaka for Kolkata on Friday to attend Visva Bharati Convocation Ceremony as the guest of honour and receive Doctor of Literature degree at Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol.She will also inaugurate Bangladesh Bhaban jointly with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at Visva Bharati and hold a meeting with him there.A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her entourage will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday morning for Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport, Kolkata.Sheikh Hasina will then depart for Visva Bharati, Santiniketan by a helicopter.Vice chancellor of Visva Bharati Sabuj Koli Sen will receive the prime minister at Santiniketan.Narendra Modi will receive Sheikh Hasina at Rabindra Bhaban. She will then place flowers at Rabindra chair.She will depart for convocation venue at Amrakanon and attend Visva Bharati Convocation Ceremony.Hasina will take part in the convocation procession and oath ceremony.Both the prime ministers will deliver their speeches at the function.After the convocation ceremony, the Bangladesh prime minister and her Indian counterpart will jointly unveil the plaque of Bangladesh Bhaban.Tagore’s song ‘Anandaloke Mongolaloke will be played at the ceremony. The vice chancellor of Visva Bharati will deliver the welcome speech.After the inaugural function, Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi will sit in the meeting over lunch. After the meeting, she will depart Santiniketan for Kolkata by a helicopter.On her return to Kolkata, prime minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Jorasanko Thakur Bari. Later, local chamber leaders will meet her.On 26 May, the prime minister will go to Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol to receive the Doctor of Literature degree.The KNU Vice Chancellor will deliver the welcome address.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will then deliver her speech.Chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banarjee will deliver her speech as the guest-in-chief at the convocation.After the programme, the prime minister will return to Kolkata. She will then visit Netaji Museum (Netaji Bhawan) and place wreaths on the bed of Netaji and sign the visitor’s book.last_img read more