Local entries for Fort St John Rodeo being accepted tomorrow May 24

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Rodeo will be accepting local entries for the Rodeo tomorrow, Friday, May 24.For anyone looking to enter into the 2019 Rodeo, they must submit their entry by email between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to fsjrodeoentries@gmail.com.It is to note that all entries must be accompanied by an E-transfer or cash that day or the entry will not be accepted.- Advertisement -The Third Annual Fort St. John Rodeo will be taking place on June 14, 15, and 16 at the North Peace Light Horse Association Rodeo Grounds.For more information, you can visit the Rodeo’s Facebook page.last_img

New budget airline to take off in South Korea

first_imgSouth Korea’s already busy low-cost market will get another player in 2018 when start-up  KAIR Airlines begins flying Airbus A320s.Airbus announced on Monday that the start-up had signed a firm order for eight conventional A320s to operate from its base in Cheongju, in central South Korea. The airline will focus primarily on services to international destinations in North East Asia.  “We see enormous potential for the development of a low-cost model linking central South Korea with destinations in China, Taiwan and Japan”,  Byung Ho Kang, KAIR Airlines chairman, said in a statement. “KAIR Airlines will focus on point-to-point services at low fares while offering passengers a modern and fun product offering.”KAIR Airlines joins a slew of  existing low-cost carriers in South Korea, including Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Air Busan and T’way Airlines. Asiana Airlines Joined the fray last year with low-cost subsidiary Air Seoul, based at Incheon International Airport.LCC’s enjoy a 22 per cent market share on South Korea’s international routes, up from 16.2 per cent in 2015, and experts predict they are heading quickly towards 30 per cent.They dominate the domestic market with a combined market share of 56.6 per cent, according to November government statistics reported by the Pulse business news site.That put them ahead of network carriers Korean Air and Asiana, which between them commanded 43.4 per cent of the market.Jeju Air, Jin Air, T`way Airlines, Eastar Jet and Air Busan were profitable in 2016 with combined revenues estimated at more than 2.5 trillion won ($US2.08 billion).Airbus backed the potential of its latest customer with chief operating officer customers John Leahy saying the European manufacturer had been impressed by KAIR’s business model. “We are confident that the efficiencies offered by the A320 will contribute to a successful launch by KAIR Airlines, bringing more choice for passengers flying in the North East Asian region,’’ he said.last_img

‘Use technology to improve housing’

first_img1 October 2010The Department of Human Settlements is on a quest to find new technologies that are both cost-effective and quality-oriented to provide better housing for poorer South Africans.The technology needs to be environmentally friendly, sustainable and address other challenges facing housing in the country, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said this week during the department’s Alternative Building Technologies Indaba in Johannesburg.The two-day indaba brought together officials from all spheres of government, the private sector, regulatory authorities, scientific, research and tertiary institutions.Sexwale called on delegates to ensure that the indaba was more than just a “talk shop”, urging them to make it a productive working session that would give rise to ideas that could be implemented.Green solutionsSexwale said his department was looking for new ways of building better homes, which included new green solutions and mechanisms for responding to climate change.He elaborated that the department was looking for new ideas on issues such as internal electrification, solar panels, improved sanitation, heating and water reticulation systems, and durable roofing.Technology that benefited people needed to be both cost-effective and sustainable, he said. However, the minister stressed that while the department was cost-conscious and looking for cheaper material, quality would not be compromised.Sexwale added that the focus of his department was to build sustainable human settlements. He described these as places where people “stay, play and pray”. The minister said that this integrated approach was aimed at developing proper suburbs, villages and towns.Rapid urbanisationSexwale said that some old technologies that had produced houses that stood strong over centuries should not be ignored. Modern technology needed to complement and build on century-old initiatives.New technologies should also assist in the identification of available land, the minister added.“Given rapid urbanisation and the rate of population growth, with the diminishing availability of land in relation to the growing number of people, it means we have to apply new technologies to build better homes,” he said.Sexwale said South Africa also needed to pay attention to the experience of other countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, China, Angola and Equatorial Guinea, which have made significant strides in the area of human settlements.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Kevin Campbell Arsenal lack the right mentality to make topfour

first_imgEx-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes they are set to miss out on Champions League football once again for next season.The Gunners surrendered their hold on fourth-place in the standings over the weekend after losing 3-1 at Manchester City.Meanwhile, rivals Chelsea and Manchester United both jumped ahead to leave Arsenal down in sixth-place with another 13 games left.But, for Campbell, the major concern for the Gunners is the lack of “mentality” in the squad that’s required for games on the road.“Arsenal just aren’t the same away from home and until they get that toughness in them, from the defensive side especially, they are not going to make the top four in my opinion because of that defence on the road,” Campbell told Love Sport Radio.“As far as I’m concerned it’s the mentality that you have to have on the road.“You have got to be sure and you have got to be mentally strong when you go on the road, especially at the better clubs in the league.“You have to go there with a toughness, that you know you can get something and a game plan that you’re going to get something.“At home, Arsenal can do it because they have got their fantastic fans with them. But away from home, there is that siege mentality that you have to have in order to pick up results away from home.“Arsenal haven’t had that in a hell of a long time. They struggle against the big boys.“When you actually do the eye test and you look at Arsenal you see some fantastic footballers but what you actually do see is a lack of the passion, the drive to get dirty in the trenches. It’s tough because for a lot of Arsenal fans, the team have had it.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“They’ve seen the players who have played there, they have idolised the likes of [Patrick] Vieira and Tony Adams and these guys who, when the chips are down, they stand up. And they just don’t see it anymore.”Arsenal’s mixed fortunes this season have raised questions on whether Arsene Wenger was really at fault for their current problems after all.But Campbell is confident new manager Unai Emery will succeed and adds that the Spaniard’s signings over the summer transfer window will give fans a better idea as to what his plans are.“I believe Unai Emery, he’s only been there six months, he’s doing a great job considering he’s taken over from somebody like Arsene Wenger after 22 years,” Campbell added.“The issue Arsenal have is how they recruit in the summer. I think that’s going to be the key.“That defence isn’t good enough if we’re honest and the midfield, going away from home, isn’t strong enough.“How Emery recruits in the summer is going to tell Arsenal and Arsenal fans a lot about where they’re going.”Campbell scored 31 goals in 129 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.Happy birthday to you, @1KevinCampbell! 🎈 pic.twitter.com/YwyTROMhFz— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 4, 2019last_img read more

Nominate A Wilmington Child For Kindness Award Free Trip To Disney World

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 29, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 31, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today” WILMINGTON, MA — The Mary Jo Brown Foundation needs your help to find a very special, deserving, unsung hero from our young generation to receive our 2019 Spreading Smiles Award. Do you know a child or young adult that helped a neighbor or family member in need? Someone that stood up to bullying? Or maybe requested that donations be made to a worthy cause in lieu or Christmas or birthday gifts? The person we select to receive the Spreading Smiles Award will embody the ideology the Mary Jo Brown Foundation is built upon…it will be someone who puts others first, someone who takes action to make the world a better place through acts of kindness…and who looks for nothing in return. Their actions are selfless, the rewards they receive are purely the joy they bring others.Please help our Board seek out these young heroes by nominating someone you know for the Spreading Smiles Award. The attached form walks you through the simple steps required to nominate your hero. Simply, tell us the story of selfless kindness* that describes why your nominee deserves to be recognized and submit it by September 1, 2019. The nominee must be a legal US resident under 18 years of age as of 12/31/19.The online nomination form can be found HERE.If you are nominating someone and you are under 21, your nomination requires the signature of an authorizing adult; however, we encourage young people to participate in the nomination process.The Contest is not open to entry where prohibited or restricted by law and is not open to family members of the Board of Directors of The Mary Jo Brown Foundation. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.Finalists will be notified in advance and invited to attend our annual Luau Fundraiser on date to be announced at the Elks Hall in Saugus where they will be introduced to our supporters. All will be rewarded and our Grand prize winner will then be announced.**Grand Prize Award*** – Trip to Disney World for 4 – valued at approximately $4500About the Mary Jo Brown FoundationThe Mary Jo Brown Foundation was founded to honor the memory of Mary Jo Brown and to carry on her legacy of love, her passion for helping others and her extraordinary kindness that spread continuous joy to all who knew and loved her. The Foundation focuses its effort in continuing that joy by sending monthly care packages for our country’s deployed soldiers, providing a number of families in need with a memorable Christmas, and offering numerous small donations to reward random acts of kindness witnessed by our Board, as well as partial funding for the Mary Jo Brown Smile Fund, which provides support to the Child Life Services program at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children where Mary Jo worked for 35 years. Our motto is “Spreading Smiles through Acts of Kindness”. Please visit our website at maryjobrown.org and help us pay it forward by bringing smiles to those who need them most.*This act of kindness must be verifiable.**In the event the grand prize winner is unable to (or elects not to) take advantage of the trip to Disney World for 4, the trip will revert back to the Mary Jo Brown Foundation so that an alternate recipient may be awarded.***Disney Trip for 4 includes roundtrip airfare Boston area – Orlando, 5 nights lodging in a Disney Moderate Resort Hotel with Magical Express shuttle service between Orlando airport and Disney; 4-day park passes and a Gift Card.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.last_img read more

Over 28 of Japanese population old

first_imgMasazo Nonaka of Japan, aged 112, smiles after being awarded the Guinness World Records` oldest male person living title in Ashoro, Hokkaido prefecture on April 10, 2018. Nonaka was born on 25 July 1905. Photo: AFPMore than 28 per cent of Japan’s population is now officially classified as elderly according to government data, the highest rate in the world as the first wave of postwar baby boomers enter old age.Those aged 65 or older now make up a record 35.6 million, or 28.1 per cent of the total population, the government said Sunday.The proportion is the highest by far in the world, ahead of 23.3 per cent in Italy, 21.9 per cent in Portugal and 21.7 per cent in Germany, according to UN data for those countries.The government also said those aged 70 or older accounted for 20.7 per cent of the population, surpassing 20 per cent for the first time.The figures show the nation’s postwar baby boomers are now entering old age, it said.The demographic shift is due to a combination of a low birthrate and long life expectancy.Japan’s rapidly greying population poses a major headache for policymakers who are faced with trying to ensure an ever-dwindling pool of workers can pay for the growing number of pensioners.last_img

Will Jeff Flakes Call For A GOP Break With Trump Gain Traction

first_img Share Texas StandardArizona Republican Jeff Flake will not seek reelection to the Senate.Arizona Senator Jeff Flake announced Tuesday that he would not seek reelection. The conservative Republican made an emotional speech on the Senate floor, condemning the “coarseness of our leadership” and warning his colleagues in Congress that the Republican Party was “complicit.” Flake has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, though he did not mention the president by name.Brandon Rottinghaus, professor of political science at the University of Houston and author of the book “Inside Texas Politics,” says Flake joins fellow Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and 17 House Republicans, including one-fourth of the Republican women in the chamber, who have announced their retirements ahead of the 2018 election cycle.“Republicans are worried that they can’t run with Trump, especially if they can’t run against Trump,” Rottinghaus says.Rottinghaus says other Republicans probably share Flake’s sentiments about the president’s modes of discourse, but fear the consequences of speaking out.“Most Republicans have some deep, dark sense that Trump is bad for the party, but can’t say it because we are in a highly polarized part of our nation’s history,” Rottinghaus says.Rottinghaus says Texans have a history of revolting against leaders who aren’t living up to expectations. Recent polling, he says, finds Texans cite political corruption and leadership as important issues, with Republicans also listing moral decline as a problem. But the state’s leaders aren’t likely to break with the president.“There’s a kind of Trumpism in play in Texas which is difficult for other opponents to challenge, as well as for other Republicans to run against,” he says.Rottinghaus says the reactionary strain in Arizona politics that likely led Flake to conclude he couldn’t win reelection has a long history – from senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater to former Governor Jan Brewer, who championed the state’s “show me your papers” immigration law.“The movement in Arizona has been reactionary against what they perceive to be a growing Democratic base. Arizona, like Texas, has a big, young population – also a big Latino population,” Rottinghaus says. “Arizona chose to go much more hard to the right. Texas seems to be following along.”But Trump is popular among Texas Republicans, which will probably keep officeholders in his camp.“My sense is that crossing Trump in Texas is like putting beans in chili,” Rottinghaus says. “Most Texans are going to disapprove of it.”Written by Shelly Brisbin.last_img read more

Curtains down

first_imgThe 15 days of cultural festivity in the city comes to an end today. The Seventh Edition of Delhi International Arts Festival organized by Prasiddha foundation and Ministry of Culture, Govt of India witnessed performances of different regions with a touch of both national and international colours.  The concept was conceived by Prathibha Prahlad 7 years back.DIAF started with a magnificent performance by the Pung Cholam from Manipur, Langas & Manganiars from Rajasthan, Hety & Zambo from Columbia, National Troupe of Folk Arts from Egypt, Rouf Dance from Kashmir and Traditional Dance from Srilanka at Purana Qila on 8th February. The festival witnessed enthralling shows and performances like the Visual Arts and Crafts exhibition, Pran & Farooq Shaikh Restrospective, a film festival to pay tribute to the legendary actors, Hollywood & Children’s Film Festival, Kalaripayattu Martial Arts from Kerala, Magic show by Spanish magician Murray Molloy, Dhrupad music. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Each year DIAF brings every genre of performing and visual arts ranging from the classical to the contemporary from across the world.  DIAF 2014 brought performances from remote parts of Kerala, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Bihar and several others. Literature events included panel, discussions and talks at the Sahitya Akademi, Iranian illumination artistes and craftsmen who demonstrated their works at the National Museum and the Crafts Museum. It was an extraordinary time for the art and culture lovers of Delhi. Classical music lovers witnessed Dhrupad Festival which featured musicians from all over India like Ustad Wasiffudin Dagar, Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar, Pandit Uday Bhawalkar and others. Theatre enthusiasts enjoyed the staging of Abhignana Shakuntala directed by KN Pannikar at the National School of Drama and a Spanish Play Holiday Out at the Institute of Cervantes.The gala closing took place at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Lawns with a soulful Sufi and Qawwali by Barkat Sidhu from Punjab and Nazir Ahmed Khan Warsi & Naseer Ahmed Khan Warsi from Hyderabad.last_img read more