Trappers convention this weekend in Fort St. John

first_imgThe biggest beaver tail brought to the convention will win a prize, with both adult and junior divisions.The wolf pelt competition, one of the highlights of the convention, began today, with awards for the best handled and best overall pelt, judged on a long list of criteria. The best pelts will be chosen to be taxidermied.The convention takes place from April 19 to 21 at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.- Advertisement –last_img

Aston Villa have bid accepted for French starlet

first_img Nice star Jordan Amavi 1 Aston Villa have had a bid accepted for Nice defender Jordan Amavi – reports in France claim.The 21-year-old has been tipped for a bright future and has been capped by France at under-21 level.The left-back was one of the standout performers in Ligue 1 last season and several clubs are now weighing up a move for him.But, according to France Football, it is Aston Villa who are leading the way after the Premier League club submitted a formal offer for the Frenchman.That bid was accepted by Nice who deemed the proposal too good to turn down for financial reasons.However, Amavi is still yet to agree personal terms with Villa and it is now up to the English side to persuade him to make the switch.last_img

Don’t wait for manager to come to you

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Or, perhaps your manager is using these assignments as a way to flex his power and exert control over you and your life. It is also possible that the nature of your business has last-minute expectations that call for employees to handle extra work at all hours. It may also be that your manager is too busy to take the time during the day to give extra work to you, and he can only do so after things have calmed down. One way to find out what is going on here, and to possibly curtail these 11th-hour projects, is for you to stop waiting for your manager to come into your office at the end of the day. Since you are sure some of the work could be given to you earlier, now is time to find out. You should meet with your manager a couple of times a day to see if he has any new projects for you. His next step will be the key to your next step. Q My job entails a lot of time sitting in front of a computer. Our company just purchased new chairs for our department, and I don’t like mine. I cannot get it to adjust the way I want, and what I really want is my old chair back. I told our manager, and she said to give the new chair some time and it will be fine. Can you help? A Although your manager has said that this issue will resolve itself if you sit on it for a while, that is not necessarily true. No matter what the product might be, a bad fit on the first day is often a bad fit every day. This does not mean that you should simply collapse and take a back seat on this matter. Many of today’s new office chairs are technical marvels, often accompanied with booklets that explain how to make them comfortable and effective for you. If you do not have such a booklet, you should ask for one. And if you do have the booklet, try to follow the instructions and see if you can tailor the set-up to meet your needs. Many of these vendors and manufacturers also have customer service personnel for such help, and some even have staff who will visit a customer’s workplace to help set up the new chairs for each individual user. You should sit down with your manager and discuss this possibility. Q I have an employee who is always eating or nibbling on something. He is not overweight, but if I meet with him in his office or if we have departmental meetings, he always has some food. Granted that it is not necessarily junk food, I have to wonder why he does this. My concern is that it is going to interfere with his work and even cause a problem with ants. What should I say to him? A Here’s some food for thought: If this employee is doing a good job, it should make no difference if he is eating throughout the day. People can have any number of legitimate reasons for eating this way. For example, there is a school of thought contending that it is healthier to eat smaller meals throughout the day, rather than having three main meals. Many people who graze this way will tell you that they feel more energized, alert and productive. Your employee may also have been advised to eat this way by a doctor or nutritionist. If you actually and factually find that this employee’s dietary practices are interfering with his work, causing his projects to be late, or leading to reports that have food stains, then you should discuss the matter with him. You should also do so if you find that he is leaving crumbs wherever he goes, and thus increasing the likelihood of ants or other infestations. However, if you are satisfied with the quality and quantity of this employee’s work, as well as his ability to deal effectively with his associates, then you should shelve all of your questions about his dietary habits. Ken Lloyd is an Encino-based management consultant, coach and author who specializes in organizational behavior. He is the author of “Jerks at Work: How to Deal With People Problems and Problem People.” Write to him at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Q My manager has a habit of dropping into my office late in the day and giving me work that needs immediate attention. I’m sure some of this work can be given to me earlier, but he rarely does this. I cannot say no, but what can I say? A The best way to determine how to act in this type of situation is to look behind the scenes. For example, perhaps the culture of your company expects and rewards work beyond normal working hours. last_img read more

King Day a course in peace

first_imgThey’d talked of bigotry, delved into racial segregation and discussed the nonviolent protests – and assassination – of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Only these weren’t college students. They were San Fernando Valley second-graders grappling with America’s racist past in advance of today’s holiday honoring the birth of the slain civil rights leader. “That Martin Luther King was a great man,” declared 8-year-old Ricardo Cisneros at the front of teacher Bell Nensey’s class last week at Emelita Street Elementary in Encino. “He made an important speech. He made all white people and all black people together,” Cisneros said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Across Los Angeles, students barely out of kindergarten are examining the nation’s painful legacy of racism. More importantly, however, they’re studying how a country torn apart by racial difference has been transformed through the likes of King. From the classroom to the assembly hall to days of service, students celebrated how “all men are created equal.” For King, who would have been 77 Sunday, is heralded for his noble goals for “love, peace, freedom and togetherness.” “He had a dream,” said teacher Gloria Dominguez to her class of rapt second-graders at Kittridge Street Elementary in Valley Glen. “Remember when they had the ‘white-only’ signs? Do we have these today? “No – because of King. And he did away with them very peacefully.” On Friday, Nensey’s and Dominguez’s students learned how the African-American King, born in the Jim Crow South, dreamed of playing with white girls and boys – and couldn’t. How he grew up to lead a black boycott of segregated city bus lines in Montgomery, Ala., which led to their integration by a federal court order. How he studied the art of nonviolent protest and founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. How he led marches on Washington and throughout the South, where protesters were beaten, gassed and thrown in jail. Or killed. How his “I Have a Dream” speech became a national call for civil rights that ultimately led to federal civil rights and voting acts. And how in 1968, King was gunned down in Memphis while supporting a strike by black garbage collectors. “We must keep the dream alive, hallelujah,” sang Nensey’s class, to the tune of “Row Your Boat.” “Freedom’s song can never die, hallelujah.” While Nensey’s students fashioned puppets of King and recited words from his famous speech, Dominguez’s class read a King history from “Time for Kids.” For these second-graders, the question was asked: How could you make a better world? “If you were somebody like Martin Luther King, and if you wanted to change something in the world for the better and maybe have a national holiday named after you, what would it be?,” Nensey asked. Across town, Dominguez said: “Close your eyes, visualize – I want you to think what you could do to make this world a better place.” The Rev. Darnell Holmes was 10 when he first heard King’s oratory on TV, a speech he said drove him to later earn a doctorate in ministry. Holmes, who led the invocation for a King celebration last week at Forest Lawn, said it’s vital for young people to learn about King, who encouraged those who fought for civil rights – both violent and nonviolent factions of the black community – to seek higher education. “He said, ‘While you’re talking about burn, baby, burn, you’d better learn, baby learn, and build, baby, build,”‘ said Holmes, pastor of spiritual development at Faithful Central Bible Church at the Forum in Inglewood. “I think he should be remembered as one who encourages us to dream … that you are destined for greatness, that there’s something that you can do that no one else can do.” Last week, Riverside Drive Elementary in Sherman Oaks and Sepulveda Middle School in North Hills were among many to hold assemblies in King’s honor. “What he did for the civil rights movement, his energy, his passion, not only for African-Americans, but for all people, to have equality and to lead peaceful and successful lives – our students need to understand the (importance) of that time in history,” said Sepulveda Middle School Principal Barbara Charness. When asked the meaning of the King holiday, all hands went up in Nensey’s class. When asked to formulate their own dreams for mankind in Dominguez’s class, all hands got busy. “My dream is that white people and black people could be in the same school and peacefully live together,” said Emily Cisneros, 8. “I wish that kids, like, wouldn’t fight and get hurt,” said Jimmy Holland, 7. Added Crris Velazquez, 7, who penned her dream in Spanish: “My dream is to help poor people and keep the world clean.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 The Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, will screen “Citizen King,” a 2004 documentary on King’s life, 2 p.m. today. For reservations, call (310) 772-2527. An exhibit by the Los Angeles Ribet Academy depicting King’s contributions will be on display through Friday. For more information, see King’s daughter Yolanda will be the keynote speaker at a ceremony honoring her father’s legacy, 9 a.m. today at the Soka Gakai International auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Kingdom Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. today on Martin Luther King Boulevard, from Crenshaw Boulevard to Western Avenue. The two-mile parade, hosted by the Council on Racial Equality, will include floats, marching bands, drill teams and local dignitaries. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will serve as grand marshal. “The Road to Civil Rights,” featuring a screening of “Negroes with Guns,” 4 p.m. today, West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. 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

Coral Daily Download: West Ham boss Slaven Bilic next to be sacked?

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.They’re dropping like flies in the Premier League with three manager sacked already just nine games into the new season…but who will be next?Slaven Bilic is under pressure at West Ham and the Croatian is the 1/2 favourite to be the next top flight boss to leave his post.The Hammers boss reportedly has two games to save his job, and his first test will be against London rivals Tottenham in the EFL Cup tonight.West Ham are 11/2 to beat Spurs at Wembley, with the hosts 1/2 favourites and the draw 100/30.Meanwhile, managerless Everton are 6/1 to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with Antonio Conte’s men 4/9 and the draw 100/30.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Listen: Lee McMonagle urges St Eunan’s team to take next step

first_imgLEE MCMONAGLE hopes the latest batch of St Eunan’s reserves can make the transition to senior level.McMonagle hit two points as St Eunan’s defeated Kilcar in yesterday’s Senior B final in Ballybofey.McMonagle played reserve in 2011 and a year later scored the winning goal against Naomh Conaill in the senior final. Now, he has urged the class of 2019 to take the next step. “They have serious pride those young boys,” McMonagle told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.“We have county under-21s and minors there, boys who would be playing senior with any other club. You just have to play on that and know that you’re good enough to win it.“Hopefully now they reap the rewards and get the call up to the seniors.”Listen to the full interview below … Listen: Lee McMonagle urges St Eunan’s team to take next step was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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) Tags:kilcarLee McMonagleletterkennySt Eunanslast_img read more

Burglars sought in thefts of guns

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The 14 handguns were worth $15,000 to $20,000, said John Torres, special agent in charge of the ATF’s Los Angeles Field Division. He said the burglars also took holsters and gun accessories. “I consider these guys professionals because of the method they used,” Torres said. He also said the suspects are dangerous and brazen. Torres said there’s a possible third case. Authorities are looking at an attempted burglary where the same method was used. Torres said the attempted break-in happened in the past 45 days but he didn’t give details. He urged the public to call the ATF or local police to get the guns off the street. El Monte police arrested Steven Duquette, 29, of Covina and 22-year-old Valerie Frias of Whittier during a traffic stop Wednesday and found a gun stolen in one of the Glendora burglaries in the vehicle, according to Glendora Sgt. Brian Summers. Federal officials are looking for burglars who made off with 14 handguns after cutting through the roofs of two Glendora gun shops and trying to break into a third San Gabriel Valley store. On Friday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the rooftop burglars. El Monte police found one of the stolen guns during a traffic stop on Wednesday. A second gun turned up after a car chase Thursday in Bell Gardens. Seven handguns were stolen from Buckhorn Guns Outdoor Sports on Grand Avenue Nov. 3 and seven guns were taken from Gunslinger Gun Shop on Arrow Highway on Nov. 25. “Inside the vehicle \ found a stolen firearm from Gunslingers,” Glendora Lt. Rob Lamborghini said. Summers said the two were arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property. Frias was released due to insufficient evidence, he said. Duquette pleaded not guilty Friday at the West Covina Branch Superior Court to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He will be back in court for a preliminary hearing Dec. 12. Bell Gardens Lt. Doug Kingery said suspects threw out a handgun during a car chase Thursday but he didn’t know the significance of the weapon. He said detectives tried to pull over some parolees under surveillance, but they fled. The 2:30 p.m. chase last a half-hour and a police dog found the gun, Kingery said. Three men were arrested. Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call (800) 283-4867 or Glendora police at (626) 914-8250. Staff Writer Nisha Gutierrez contributed to this story. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 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

Man United to fork out £40m to make Pochettino next manager – report

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Latest Manchester United News Pochettino could well have a choice of United or Real Madrid next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder gameday cracker RANKED boost Meanwhile, Spurs have finished in the top four in three successive seasons under Pochettino, who joined them from Southampton in 2014.However, Pochettino has spoken publicly about Spurs’ need to invest in fresh blood which was not given to him last summer after Spurs failed to recruit a single player in the transfer window.Pochettino could well have a choice of United or Real Madrid next summer. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 Pochettino reportedly turned down the United job before Mourinho was hired in 2016 United are eighth in the Premier League table – 18 points off leaders Manchester City REVEALED 3center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Manchester United are reportedly willing to pay up to £40million to make Mauricio Pochettino the next Old Trafford boss.The Red Devils’ top brass are said to agree the Tottenham manager is the only contender to replace the out-of-favour Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford next summer.United are eighth in the Premier League table – 18 points off leaders Manchester City. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Mourinho has been under all kinds of pressure this season for United’s inconsistent performances as well as for off-field issues, including his training ground spat with Paul Pogba.However, his saving grace has been that it would be too expensive to sack him.But according to The Sun, there is a clause in the Portuguese’s contract that means it will cost United less to sack him if they are not in the Champions League.They are ready to do battle with Real Madrid for Pochettino, 46, and despite the current turmoil, United believe they can sell the Argentine a more attractive proposition.Pochettino reportedly turned down the United job before Mourinho was hired in 2016. deals IN DEMAND 3 United have done business with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy in the past when they bought Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov in 2006 and 2008 respectively.Pochettino is determined to lead the north London club into their new stadium in the New Year and signed a five-year, £8m-a-season deal just last summer.It is understood he turned down the United job in 2016 when they relieved Louis van Gaal of his duties but that has not put off executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.The 20-time league champions are already 18 points behind leaders Manchester City in the table. “I like Jose, I love his record… he is a winner.”Watch as Alan Brazil passionately explains why he will ALWAYS defend Mourinho.— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 6, 2018Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has come out fighting and defended his client in response to suggestions he could lose his job.In a rare statement, Mendes said: “There have been more rumours of Jose Mourinho leaving Manchester United. It’s totally untrue.“Jose is very happy at the club and the club is very happy with him.“He has a long-term contract with Manchester United and is fully committed to the club in building a solid winning project.”last_img read more

Man Sentenced for Role in 2013 Murder in Swain County

first_imgJoshua Daniel Calhoun, 22, of Cherokee, was sentenced Feb. 14 in Swain County Superior Court to a maximum of 38 years and five months in prison for his role in the 2013 murder of Calup “Joe” Caston. He will serve at least 30 years before he is eligible for consideration for parole. Calhoun is the third of eight co-defendants sentenced to not less than 30 years nor more than 38 years five months in prison for this crime. Two of the ringleaders, Joshua Tyler Price and Marcos Cardonne, have previously been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.Today’s (Tuesday) conviction is the second murder conviction to be recorded this week in Swain County. Yesterday (Monday) Nicholas Berlatsky, 35, was sentenced to a maximum of 22 years and 11 months in prison for the November 30, 2012 murder and robbery of James Williams. Prior to the homicide there had been a significant history of conflict between the victim and the defendant, and the defendant claimed that he acted in self-defense. A thorough and professional investigation by the Swain County Sheriff’s Office provided the evidence necessary to convict Mr. Berlatsky.“When I took office in January of 2015 there was a backlog of 14 pending murder cases in Swain County. That’s one murder case for every 1,000 residents. My office has worked hard since then and has resolved 10 of those cases. I commend the dedicated law enforcement professionals at the Swain County Sheriff’s Office, the Bryson City Police Department and the NC State Bureau of Investigation whose hard work and cooperation has made these successful prosecutions possible. With every conviction we take a big step closer to restoring public confidence that Swain County is a beautiful and safe place to live and vacation” said District Attorney Ashley Welch.last_img read more

Live Documents Enters Web Office Market With PR Bluster – Embrace & Extend its Motto

first_imgrichard macmanus Indian company InstaColl today formally launchedLive Documents, a mini-office suite of products similar to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Live Documents has already received plenty of press coverage, mainly because it was co-founded by Sabeer Bhatia – the man who famously sold web mail service Hotmail to Microsoft for $400 million in 1998.Live Documents was built using RIA technologies including Flash and Flex, which the company claims gives it a “user experience that is comparable to native Office software applications.” In its launch announcement, Live Documents is being heavily positioned as a Microsoft Office competitor – and complement. On the latter, the company says that “Live Documents is available as a optional desktop client application that wraps around Microsoft Office and embeds collaborative capabilities into these hitherto standalone software applications.” There is also offline access.It’s also clear that Live Documents is leveraging the Microsoft brand – from the “Live” brand name, to the claim that it has a ‚ÄúServices plus Software‚Äù approach (Microsoft’s calls this “software plus services”).Continuing the ’embrace and extend’ Microsoft theme, InstaColl CTO Adarsh Kini claims that Live Documents “break’s Microsoft’s proprietary format lock-in and builds a bridge with other document standards such as Open Office”. He also says their service “matches features found only in the latest version of Office (Office 2007)”, so giving users a reason to avoid upgrading their MS Office software. It’s clever marketing all round (or a “a shameless rip-off of the MS brand”, depending on your pov!) and, as Nick Carr pointed out, India alone is a potentially huge market for Live Documents to take on Microsoft Office. Dan Farber also has a good post, giving context on the Web Office space in general – which is very crowded. But the problem is that nobody has yet seen the software in action, so it’s difficult to say how Live Documents compares with the likes of Google D&S, Zoho, and ThinkFree.Live Documents first surfaced in Sept 2006, and its current incarnation seems high on hyperbole and low on beta product action. So all we can do, like everyone else, is sign up to the invite beta and wait and see if the PR bluster will be backed up by the actual product. Tags:#web#Web Office Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more