Programs increasing knowlege of newcomers

first_imgTwo programs in the city of Fort St. John have been focusing on increasing the awareness and inclusivity of immigrant and newcomer populations.The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program – Knowledge Development and Exchange Project is the first project that ran for six months and included residents and businesses from the city to participate and exchange information.Danielle Armstrong, executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Fort St. John, says she found the number of people who developed a better understanding of the challenges facing immigrant populations was notable.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=3008|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c059143a08bb403b8c73eb87180584e4-Armstrong Clip 1_1_Pub.mp3] Armstrong says they had around 70 people from various businesses, non-profit organizations, and people from the community attend a conference in May that included speakers from across the country. The conference also included workshops designed for immigrants and newcomers about accessing community services.What developed out of the conference, she says, was that people are interested in having a community plan with tangible ideas on making the city more inclusive.Advertisement The report from the six-month knowledge exchange program can be viewed below. The immigrant population including non-Canadians, non permanent residents, newcomers, and immigrants in Fort St. John is approximately eight per cent according to the 2006 community profile, she says.The second project is an 18-month Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces program running until May, 2011 involving community events that incorporate multiculturalism, such as the World Fair.Armstrong says there is a planning table with representatives from various organizations in which residents can also participate.Anyone interested in being a part of the planning table can contact Leslie Oliver from S.U.C.C.E.S.S at 250-785-5323.Advertisementlast_img read more

Local doctor awarded for excellence in rural medicine

first_imgAs the struggle continues to attract more doctors to Fort St. John, we have confirmation one already practicing in the community has been named among the winners of this year’s Awards of Excellence in Rural Medicine.Doctor William Watt of the Fort St. John Medical Clinic was one of eight B.C. physicians recently recognized at the Rural Emergency Continuum of Care Conference in Penticton for accomplishments and contributions to rural medicine.More specifically, Dr. Watt was one of five honoured for their outstanding service, their facilitation of best clinical practices, their role as community opinion leaders, and their personal and professional excellence in rural medicine.- Advertisement -Dr. Watt has been practicing in Fort St. John for more than 30 years.“Willie is not only an opinion leader but a person of action,” Dr. Paul Mackey said in his nomination of Dr. Watt.“During the ongoing very acute crisis of physician supply in Fort St John, he has devoted every Saturday morning to participating on the Short Term Health Solutions committee chaired by MLA Pat Pimm. Physician, nurse, pharmacist, and other healthcare colleagues have enormous respect for him and over two thousand patients trust and rely on him.”Advertisement Dr. Watt’s wife, Jo, runs the Watt School of Irish Dance for local dancers in Fort St. John.Meantime, the community, medical profession, and provincial leaders are working to address Fort St. John’s medical service deficiencies and are preparing for another meeting next month.Steven Brown, the provincial Deputy Minister of Health, will be here in Fort St. John July 8 to meet with local doctors and Northern Health officials.last_img read more

Pogba urges misfiring Man Utd to ‘wake up’

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Paul Pogba (L) celebrates scoring their third goal during their match against Newcastle at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 18, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Paul Pogba has called on Manchester United to “wake up” after a third straight draw over the Christmas period saw them slip behind Chelsea in the Premier League table.Draws against Leicester and Burnley either side of Christmas severely undermined United’s status as challengers to Manchester City and Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate at home to Southampton means they are now third in the standings, 14 points adrift of City. The problems are mounting for manager Jose Mourinho, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee problem keeping him out for a month and Romelu Lukaku taken off on a stretcher after a nasty clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt.United may also be expecting contact from the Football Association after footage emerged of Ashley Young apparently elbowing Dusan Tadic in the stomach.Everton await on New Year’s Day and Pogba has demanded better from his side, despite the short turnaround.“We didn’t lose but we have to wake up, bounce back and get back to winning,” the Frenchman told MUTV, United’s in-house TV channel.“We drew again. Three draws we have to win, something has to change and we have to change to win.“It’s only one day and then we have to play against Everton — that’s football. Tomorrow’s another day and we have to go out there and win.”On the mid-match injury to top-scorer Lukaku, Pogba said: “When we have Romelu, he makes it difficult for defenders and creates so much space as well. He’s a big miss for us but we have the team to fill the gap of Romelu.”Medical staff took every precaution in treating a potentially concerning head injury, placing the Belgian on a stretcher and fitting an oxygen mask.By full-time Mourinho was confident the worst-case scenarios had been ruled out and was instead predicting a two-match lay-off for the forward.As for Young, who has been one of United’s most consistent performers this season, the possibility of a three-match ban lingers.That is the tariff handed to Burnley defender James Tarkowski earlier this month after he admitted a charge of violent conduct for elbowing Brighton striker Glenn Murray.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Milner sends Liverpool eight points clear, Spurs rocked at Brighton

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool midfielder James Milner netted the late winner against Leicester © AFP / Paul ELLISLondon, United Kingdom, Oct 5 – James Milner scored a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Leicester, while Mauricio Pochettino’s problems mounted after Tottenham’s heavy loss at Brighton on Saturday.Liverpool won for the 17th consecutive league game thanks to Milner’s dramatic contribution to a thrilling clash at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side ruined Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers’ first return to Liverpool since being replaced by the German in 2015.By extending their remarkable winning streak, Liverpool have piled pressure on second-placed Manchester City ahead of their home game against Wolves on Sunday.“It was a super game. We upped the tempo. The football we played was so important,” Klopp said.“Without luck we cannot win the amount of games we have won, but over the 90 minutes we deserved it. James Milner held his nerve and that was superb.”Liverpool took the lead in the 40th minute when Milner’s long ball was misjudged by Leicester defender Jonny Evans and Sadio Mane clinically slotted in his eighth goal of the season.Mane has scored exactly 50 goals in 100 Premier League games for Liverpool, making the Senegal winger the 10th player to reach that milestone for the Reds.James Maddison snatched third-placed Leicester’s equaliser in the 80th minute when he collected Ayoze Perez’s pass and drove his shot under Adrian’s weak attempted save.But five minutes into stoppage time, Marc Albrighton took the ball away from his own goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and then clipped Mane, with Milner converting the penalty after a VAR review.– Spurs’ woes deepen –At the Amex Stadium, Tottenham’s crisis deepened as they turned in a desperate performance to lose 3-0, while Hugo Lloris suffered a serious arm injury after another howler.Tottenham keeper Lloris dropped the ball on the goal line and hurt himself in the process in only the third minute, allowing Neal Maupay to open the scoring.It only got worse after that as Aaron Connolly’s double gave the impressive Seagulls a deserved three points.It ranked as one of the worst performances of Pochettino’s reign and, following on from Tuesday’s 7-2 Champions League humiliation to Bayern Munich, the dark clouds are mounting over the club.Mauricio Pochettino is feeling the heat at struggling Tottenham © AFP / Glyn KIRKPochettino was forced to emphasise his commitment to Tottenham this week amid speculation he has grown distant from a squad distracted by several players who have been linked with moves.“We have to keep going. I have to say thank you for the fans. I feel sorry for them,” Pochettino said.“Now you cannot find any words to console them and our players because I think we are living a tough moment.”Last season’s Champions League finalists have won just three of their opening 11 games of the campaign and are without an away league win in 10 games dating back to January.– Everton woe –Everton manager Marco Silva is also under increasing pressure following a 1-0 defeat at Burnley that left his team fourth from bottom.Jeff Hendrick got Burnley’s 72nd-minute winner after Everton had right-back Seamus Coleman sent off early in the second half for a crude lunge on Dwight McNeil.Aston Villa’s 5-1 demolition of Norwich was given a royal seal of approval with Villa fan Prince William in attendance with wife Kate and his young family at Carrow Road.Dean Smith’s side took a 14th-minute lead through Wesley and the Brazilian forward struck again for his fourth goal of the season in the 30th minute.Wesley wasted a chance to complete his hat-trick when his penalty was saved by Michael McGovern.Jack Grealish, Conor Hourihane and Douglas Luiz completed Villa’s biggest away Premier League win for 11 years.“I will put a call in to see if we can get them on the coach next game,” Smith joked of the royal visitors.Crystal Palace climbed to fourth place with a VAR-assisted 2-1 victory at West Ham.Sebastien Haller opened the scoring, but Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt equalised with a penalty before Jordan Ayew’s close-range winner in the 87th minute survived a lengthy VAR review for offside.Watford remain bottom after a goalless draw with Sheffield United.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea star Diego Costa dominated Arsenal’s defenders mentally, claims Branislav Ivanovic

first_imgChelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has claimed Diego Costa mentally dominated Arsenal’s defence during their 1-0 win over Arsenal.The Spain striker’s first-half goal was all it took for the Blues to run out winners at the Emirates, who were playing against ten men for most of the game after Per Mertesacker was sent off.German defender Mertesacker took down Costa with just 18 minutes gone and was deemed the last man, and Ivanovic believes his 27-year-old team-mate was key to Chelsea’s victory.He said: “Today Diego Costa was dominant mentally against the Arsenal defenders because every time he made a difference they started provoking him and, when they started kicking him, he was calm, which is good.“And he always wanted to provoke them. It’s part of Diego’s game, he is always playing this way and if you take that away from Diego he is not the same player.“He’s very smart on the pitch and always knows where the limit is. He provokes but he always stays calm and for us he’s very important.”last_img read more

Hart spends Thanksgiving prepping for playoff contest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Longtime Hart supporters, former players and their families always stop by in what has grown into a special reunion day. “This brings back a lot of good memories,” said Cameron Smyth, an All-Foothill League receiver at Hart in 1988 who’s now the mayor of Santa Clarita. “I’ve been coming here on and off every year or so.” Former lineman Dylan Poole, a freshman engineering student on break from Ohio State, was happy to make a visit. “One of Hart’s Thanksgiving traditions is for the young linemen to buy everyone doughnuts, and I can remember there were only four of us when I was a sophomore, so I bought four cases of doughnuts,” Poole said. “It definitely brings back a lot of memories when I first got here. I think by practicing every year at Thanksgiving, it becomes a pride factor.” After barely surviving a 32-27 first-round victory over Glendora that came down to the final minute last week, Herrington is counting his blessings more passionately than usual. NEWHALL – It was Thursday morning and Hart High’s football team was busy practicing – so it must be Thanksgiving. Football practice has been a part of turkey day every season since coach Mike Herrington arrived 17 years ago, and the tradition remains a respectable symbol of success because if a high school team is still around, that means it’s still alive in the playoffs. The Indians (9-2) play host to Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga (9-2) in the Southern Section Div. II quarterfinals tonight at 7:30 at College of the Canyons, and Thursday’s Thanksgiving workout was Hart’s final preparation. “It’s cool. This is a fun tradition,” lineman Joe Joo said. We’ve always had practice on Thanksgiving at Hart, so we’re not about to stop now.” “We’re just happy to still be here because it almost didn’t happen this year,” Herrington said. We like it, and the parents like coming. It’s a good group of parents.” League mates Valencia (8-3) and Canyon (10-1) are also alive in the playoffs. Valencia, which plays host to Chino Hills (11-0) tonight, practiced Thursday morning. Canyon, which plays at San Clemente (7-4) tonight, took the day off in favor of an early workout beginning at 10 a.m. today. “I think practicing on Thanksgiving is a good idea because it lets us go through our normal preparation for the week, and that’s probably the best plan,” Valencia defensive lineman T.J. May said. “It’s definitely exciting going deep into the playoffs, I think Thanksgiving practice gives us a sense of family because we’re all out practicing in the morning together.” While Canyon’s players had a break, coach Harry Welch did not. He spent about 10 hours Thursday analyzing video and preparing a game plan. Herrington also has an extra responsibility every Thanksgiving. He never forgets to warn his players not to overindulge at the dinner table because 11 years ago one of his starting defensive linemen got sick during a playoff game after eating too much turkey. “I always tell them at the end of practice not to be glutton. You don’t want to do that,” Herrington said. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea assess Ba ankle injury

first_imgDemba Ba will have an ankle injury assessed by Chelsea’s medical staff on Monday.The Blues striker came off at half-time during the 2-1 victory over Sunderland and was replaced by Fernando Torres.It is not yet clear how significant the injury is, but Chelsea expect to know more in the next 24 hours.They can ill afford to be without the former Newcastle man given their packed fixtures list.Their hectic schedule continues with Thursday’s match away to Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.Ba is ineligible for the game as he has played for Newcastle in this season’s tournament.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Comcast says Internet fast lanes may encourage self-driving innovation

first_imgFor Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img Tags:#Autonomous#Comcast#driverless#fast lanes#FCC#featured#ISPs#net neutrality#Self-Driving#top The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to gut the 2015 net neutrality laws, which declared that internet service providers (ISPs) could not offer paid prioritization to web companies and lower speeds for other services.Comcast is happy to see the regulations go, it was one of the ISPs that introduced fast lanes, most notably forcing Netflix to pay or face slower service. However, it is no longer looking to tax web companies, instead it has set its sights on developing businesses that require faster speeds.See Also: Volvo, Autoliv and Nvidia aim for self-driving car debut by 2021One of those, according to Comcast’s filed comments, is autonomous cars.“The Commission also should bear in mind that a more flexible approach to prioritization may be warranted and may be beneficial to the public,” said Comcast. “For example, a telepresence service tailored for the hearing impaired requires high-definition video that is of sufficiently reliable quality to permit users “to perceive subtle hand and finger motions” in real time. And paid prioritization may have other compelling applications in telemedicine.”“Likewise, for autonomous vehicles that may require instantaneous data transmission, black letter prohibitions on paid prioritization may actually stifle innovation instead of encouraging it.”Comcast is not the first to assert that fast lanes may be required for intensive tasks like self-driving and telemedicine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made similar comments in 2014, arguing that special priority service was required for services that have an impact on everyday life.While creating fast lanes for services that aren’t touched by everyday consumers might generate less income for Comcast and other ISPs, it may also reduce the amount of backlash. Consumers hate when Netflix is slow, but they won’t have the same connection to a Waymo or Uber self-driving car, at least not until the cars are available to most U.S. consumers. Related Posts last_img read more

Lo, It’s Joe!

first_imgOkay. Those of you who work at Seven Eleven or Dunkin Donuts and those who go there,  now have a spokesperson on Obama’s team.It is Saturday morning and MSNBC has cameras focused on the crowd of journalists gathered outside Sen Joe Biden’s house in Delaware.  He got the news that he has been chosen as the VP nominee for the Democratic ticket this November.One has to feel bad for journalists, columnists, the general talking class and junkies whose weekend is blown. The decision at the moment seems like a gamble (until Obama wins in November). Even those getting ready to head to the airport to get to Denver for the Convention have to spend some time now (not to speak of waiting so long) mulling over and commenting on the prospects of this choice and the timing of the decision.For India and Indians, Biden is a mixed blessing. He is on record saying that he supports India, its nuclear program, its territorial integrity (especially when it comes to Kashmir). He had blasted George W, Bush for ignoring India earlier in his term. He supports the nuclear pact that the Indian parliament passed and has been in a tizzy over it for some time. He has been commuting to Washington D. C. for years and apparently visits Indian owned and operated businesses. He lives in an area of the country that is multiethnic and compared to most states around it, Delaware is more mixed, with dominant university populations. We hope all that has bred into him more tolerance and patience as he mouths off his way to Vice Presidency.However, Biden is exceptionally arrogant. He has ambitions to carve up Iraq, with some modifications in language as the responses were harsh, in the same style as the British carved up West Asia (Middle East for the rest of you). He exhibits an ownership of the global map with highhanded moral postures that seeks to determine everyone else’s future with dominating U. S. interests.  He can mouth off solutions to world problems as if he is deciding everything by himself. There has rarely been a statement of humility and eagerness to know about the world. It is possible he does his homework better than anyone else. But that may well be the problem. Knowledge should bring humility as much as confidence, but never arrogance.However, he does not seem to get out of his house, even at 6:41 on Saturday morning, August 23, 2008. The wait is frustrating indeed!August 23, 2008 Related Itemslast_img read more

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, fielding coach Jonty Rhodes unwind after six successive wins

first_imgThe hectic schedule of the Indian Premier League takes a toll on players and sometimes they have to take a short break to recharge their batteries. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma did something similar and opted to play table tennis with his wife Ritika Sajdeh to unwind himself ahead of the blockbuster clash against Rising Pune Supergiant on Monday.Nothing seems to be going wrong for Mumbai Indians in the 10th season of the Indian Premier League. They are on the top of the points table and have a six-match unbeaten run.They face Rising Pune Supergiant in the second Maharashtra derby this season after Steve Smith’s team inflicted their only defeat of the season at Pune in the season opener.  Wankhede seems to be fortress and their win over Delhi Daredevils was their fourth in as many matches at home.Rohit hasn’t yet shone with the bat, but he was seen letting his hair down in an table Tennis session with wife Ritika Sajdeh, posting a video of it on Instagram. Schooling the wife at TT @ritssajdehA post shared by Rohit Sharma (@rohitsharma45) on Apr 23, 2017 at 6:22am PDTJohnty Rhodes, Mumbai Indians fielding coach, posted a video on twitter playing his daughter ‘India’ on her birthday.@mipaltan fielding practice #indiarhodes #dontdropthechild Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) April 17, 2017He also posted a picture with a caption, “Happy Birthday baby India; 2 today #landofyourbirth”Happy Birthday baby India; 2 today #landofyourbirth Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) April 23, 2017Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished the 2-year-old, saying, “Happy birthday to India, from India. :)”Happy birthday to India, from India. 🙂 Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 23, 2017last_img read more