New Fort St. John School To Be Named Margaret “Ma” Murray Community School

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has resolved to name the new Elementary school to be built in the Sunset Ridge neighbourhood after a reknowned Fort St. John figure.At a regular board meeting last night, Trustees for the Peace River North School District voted to name the new school after Alaska Highway News founder and longtime Fort St. John resident Margaret “Ma” Murray. Originally from Kansas, Murray moved with her husband Geroge to Fort St. John in the 1940’s along with many others in the wake of the construction of the Alaska Highway. Having previously founded the Bridge River-Lillooet News, Murray used that experience to start the aforementioned newspaper which remains in circulation to this day. Murray was also an Officer of the Order of Canada.The school’s new Gathering Place, a key part of the new school’s layout, was also voted to be named the Bella Yahey Gathering Place after one of the Beaver First Nations leaders that signed Treaty 8 back in 1900, and was reportedly one of the oldest living people in the world when she passed away in 1976 at the age of 118.- Advertisement -The decision to use the “Community School” nomenclature instead of “Elementary School” was supported by most of the school board, with only Trustees Darrell Pasichnyk and Bill Snow not voting in favour.last_img read more

Fundraiser uses public life as defense

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Mr. Hsu lived an open and public life, and the government made no apparent efforts to arrest him,” attorney James Brosnahan wrote in court papers filed last week. “He did not act like a fugitive. He did not evade the authorities, but rather openly associated with highly public officials.” State prosecutors filed their own documents Tuesday arguing Hsu shouldn’t benefit from his flight. “To allow Hsu to profit from his own misconduct would stand the criminal justice system on its head,” Deputy Attorney General Ronald Smetana wrote. Hsu’s troubles began dogging big-name Democrats this summer when news reports revealed he was a fugitive who fled the state before he was sentenced for a 1992 fraud conviction. He surrendered Aug. 31 – then fled again. He was recaptured last month after he tried to kill himself by overdosing on drugs aboard an eastbound Amtrak train in Colorado. Hsu is being held without the possibility of bail in a Redwood City jail. By Paul Elias THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – Disgraced political donor Norman Hsu wasn’t hiding from anyone over the past few years, his lawyers say. If California authorities really wanted to find him, they could have asked Hillary Rodham Clinton or one of the other prominent Democrats he showered with generous cash donations. Now Hsu is asking a judge to toss his 15-year-old felony fraud conviction, arguing his right to a speedy trial was violated because authorities weren’t actively pursuing him. They could easily have arrested Hsu, his lawyers argue, at one of the swank fundraisers he hosted in California for prominent local politicians. last_img read more

Toddler falls 20 feet without serious injury

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsUnfortunately, he didn’t slide quite as well as St. Nick and had to be pulled out of the chimney at a social services center by firefighters and police officers. NEW YORK – A toddler who crawled out a third-floor window during his family’s Thanksgiving festivities and fell onto a store roof not only survived – he didn’t even break a bone. Brandon Priebe said his 14-month-old son, Bradley, tumbled from a bedroom window in his aunt’s Brooklyn apartment on Thursday. His relatives said they thought the window was closed. Bradley fell about 20 feet onto the roof of a music store next door, police said. Priebe told police that his son wasn’t seriously injured in the fall. The boy was in stable condition later Thursday at a local hospital. Meanwhile, in Royal Oak, Mich., a teenager worried about coming in past curfew did his best Santa Claus and headed down the chimney. last_img read more

KELLY’S OF MOUNTAIN TOP, LETTERKENNY GET BEHIND GAA

first_imgThe Donegal senior side are pcitured at the launch of the 2012 Donegal Centra Third Divsion and under 21 Sponsorship deal at O Donnell Park last Saturday.Mairtin Kelly, owner of Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top & Shaun Boyce of Boyces Centra Carrigart, are pictured representing the Donegal Centra retailers , also pictured Grace Boyle Donegal GAA treasurer. KELLY’S OF MOUNTAIN TOP, LETTERKENNY GET BEHIND GAA was last modified: June 11th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Tony Fernandes quits as QPR chairman immediately

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Fernandes took over at the west London club in 2011 and has been co-chairman with majority shareholder Gnanalingam since 2015.But his time in charge has been controversial and last month QPR were fined £17million as part of a £42million settlement for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.Fernandes told the club website: “It’s a good time for a change as the club is now in a stable position and this will give the new chairman a good foundation to build upon.“It’s time for the club to have a chairman who is based in London. It was important for me to step down at a time where we have solved many issues such as FFP, making the club sustainable, building a strong academy and having a strong backroom team. Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? EFL result highlights NEW ERA Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues “I remain a committed shareholder and co-owner and will do what I can to get QPR back to the promised land.”Bhatia has been on the board at Loftus Road since his father-in-law Lakshmi Mittal bought a stake in the club in 2007.The said: “I’m excited to be stepping into the role as chairman of QPR, and have accepted this position fully aware of the responsibilities and pressures that come with this appointment.“Under my watch I will ensure that we make decisions that are in the best long-term interests of QPR, and which bring stability and sustainability to the club. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 2 ALTERED Fernandes celebrates with the QPR fans after achieving promotion to the Premier League in 2014 Latest Football News Tony Fernandes has stepped down as Queens Park Rangers chairman with immediate effect.Amit Bhatia will be promoted from his role as vice-chairman to replace Fernandes and co-chairman Ruben Gnanalingam, who is also vacating his position. REPLY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware impact goalless possible standings Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes GREAT NEWS Latest Championship News 2 Amit Bhatia will assume the role of chairman at the west London-based outfit gameday stalemate How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures “While we would like to be more active in the transfer market it’s important we adhere to the profitability and sustainability rules moving forward.“We are pursuing a more careful and considered strategy and our squad is now made up of young and hungry players, filled with passion and commitment.“I am hopeful that we can make more signings before the end of the loan window and that Steve (McClaren)’s final squad on August 31 will make us proud – and make our weekends more enjoyable!” impact ROUND-UP Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Gnanalingam will replace Bhatia as vice-chairman of the west London club.Earlier on Wednesday Rangers, who have lost their first two Championship matches of the season, announced the free transfer signing of 35-year-old former Swansea full-back Angel Rangel.last_img read more

Video: Team South Africa’s champions

first_imgThe International Marketing Council of South Africa’s latest television advert celebrates ordinary South Africans as the “champions” who will make the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup a success. Click arrow to play video.last_img

Before GPS and Geocaching Existed: Three Navigation Systems

first_imgSources and Images: Before There was GPS: Personal Navigation in the 1920s and 1930s, Cane Maps, The antique route show: ‘First ever built-in sat nav’ from 1930 which used a map on a scroll to guide motoristsShare with your Friends:More Inter-Auto or “Iter-Avto”Nowadays, we’re lucky to have an abundance of smartphones and GPS devices to help us navigate to different locations (and to our beloved geocaches). But did you know that personal navigation predates the invention of Global Positioning Systems (GPS)? Prior to Sputnik, TRANSIT, and GPS devices, there were three personal navigation maps that we still see glimpses of in today’s modern technology. Get ready to learn! Cane MapsIt started at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago… In celebration with the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s entry into the New World, the Columbian Novelty Company created “Cane Maps”. The cane map was a 10″ x 16″ sheet with maps printed on both sides. It rolled in and out of a wooden cane. The front side contained a map of the fairgrounds and the back side of the map was of Chicago, showing popular tourist attractions in the area. These maps were sold in gift shops at the fair and paved the way for future mapping and navigation techniques.First Cane Map in 1893 Plus Fours RouteFinderWatch-you-wearing? Worn around the wrist, the Plus Fours Routefinder was a fashionable and efficient way to transit. These watch-like devices contained miniature scrolls with driving directions that rotated and updated as the motorist moved. The scrolls could be switched out and changed depending on what route was taken. Plus Fours RouteFinderInter-Auto or “Iter-Avto”Zoom Zoom! In 1932, an Italian company releases the Inter-Auto, the world’s first personal navigation system for an automobile. This device also contained a scrolling map and additionally, connected to the car’s speedometer to maintain an accurate scrolling rate. Similar to a modern day Garmin or Tom Tom, this device showed a motorist’s position in real-time.Inter-Auto or “Iter-Avto” What is your preferred device for geocaching?Not done reading yet? Check the ghosts lingering in your GPS in this Who’s Hiding in Your GPS Device? post from 2010. SharePrint RelatedFour reasons to start using Project-GCMay 30, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching.com Presents: “Geocaching Without GPS”December 1, 2011In “Deutsch”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 22): Adventure Lab, New Search MapApril 11, 2019In “Community” Navigation systems today have come a long way since Cane Maps and Inter-Autos. With the addition of the GPS, geocachers today have numerous devices to choose from. As technology advances, it will be fascinating to see the direction navigation systems will head in the coming years.last_img read more

PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend Claims

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Prism Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid The story around PRISM, the so-called U.S. surveillance program that reportedly has major tech companies working with U.S. intelligence agencies to track data on non-U.S. terrorist suspects, keeps getting bigger, as this weekend saw the outing of the source of the leak as 29-year-old programmer Edward Snowden.Snowden has been identified as a former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. He revealed his own identity on his own volition.(See also: PRISM Fallout: In Cloud We Don’t Trust?)In an interview with the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, Snowden revealed that he became increasingly disturbed by the U.S. intelligence community’s broader focus on gathering information, especially from domestic U.S. sources.“The NSA specifically targets the communications of everyone,” Snowden said. “It ingests them by default. It collects them in its system and it filters them and it analyzes them and it measures them and it stores them for periods of time, simply because that’s the easiest and most efficient and most valuable way to achieve these ends.”Snowden said he decided to make his identity public to help establish the veracity of his claims.Where things go from here is anyone’s guess. Certainly, given its previous convictions to prosecute intelligence leaks, the U.S. government will want to have a word with Snowden, a U.S. citizen who is reportedly in Hong Kong at this time. Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with the U.S. but that treaty specifically excludes individuals who are being extradited for political purposes. In matters of foreign relations, it’s Beijing that has final say on Hong Hong’s affairs, so it will be interesting to see how they interpret Snowden’s actions.Given the timing of the recent summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and China President Xi Jinping this past weekend, it’s a good bet the subject of Snowden’s status came up during at least one of the meetings between the two leaders or their staffs.Snowden, for his part, suffers no illusions about what’s coming.“I could be rendered by the CIA, I could have people come after me, or any of their third-party partners… that’s a fear I’ll live under for the rest of my life, however long that happens to be,” the programmer stated.Image courtesy of The Guardian. Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? brian proffitt 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

Five SIMI men sent behind bars for life

first_imgFive activists of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were sentenced to life imprisonment by a special National Investigation Agency court here on Thursday for possession of explosives.Special judge Girish Dixit acquitted five others. Of the 12 accused in the case, Khalid Ahmed and Abdul Mazid were killed in a police encounter in October 2016, prosecutor Yogesh Tiwari said. The special court awarded life imprisonment to Abdul Aziz, Javed, Abdul Wahid, Jubar and Mohammad Adil. The court also imposed a fine of ₹8,000 on each of them.ATS raidMadhya Pradesh Police’s Anti Terrorism Squad had arrested three SIMI activists with a cache of explosives during a raid in Mahidpur area in Ujjain district on January 1, 2013. Nine others were arrested subsequently. Eight hundred gelatin sticks, 540 detonators, a ‘gelatin bomb’, a pipe bomb and 11 other types of bombs were recovered from the accused.last_img read more

ScienceShot: I Spy a Cat in a Tree

first_imgMany mammals and birds make noisy calls when predators lurk nearby. Now, researchers have discovered that black-fronted titi monkeys (Callicebus nigrifrons) emit alarm calls that are remarkably versatile for primates, simultaneously announcing the type of predator and its location. To find out what the monkeys were conveying, scientists conducted experiments in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest with a stuffed raptor and cat. When the titi monkeys saw the raptor in the trees, they uttered a series of calls that mean “Raptor! Tree!” But when the monkeys discovered it on the ground, they mixed the calls: “Raptor! Ground!” Similarly, when they noticed a stuffed cat that the scientists placed on the ground, the monkeys warned: “Cat! Ground!” And when they encountered the cat in the canopy, they announced the location first, bursting out: “Tree! Cat!” Meerkats and chickadees can also announce the kind of predator and its whereabouts, but this telegraphing has never been discovered before in primates, the scientists report in the current issue of Biology Letters.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more