City of Fort St John holds open house for Downtown Action Plan

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John held an open house on Tuesday at the North Peace Cultural Centre for input on the Downtown Action Plan to improve 100 Street.With the City replacing aging infrastructure under 100 Street, the above ground will also have to be replaced, so the City is taking the opportunity to redesign the Street and the Downtown.Victor Shopland, General Manager of Integrated Services for the City of Fort St. John, says the purpose of the open house is to gather feedback from the community and integrate that information into concepts.- Advertisement -“The open house is about 100 Street and what we want 100 Street to look like at the end of the day. We do have to replace all the infrastructure underneath the road because the pipes underneath there are really old and they need to be replaced. This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we have when we come back to the surface, is to rebuild it the way that most people want to see it. We want people’s input from the open house, we’re going to take that input, transcribe it, and come up with concepts to be presented during the Design Charette which is June 11 to the 15.”Throughout the room were display boards where residents could stick notes to them to tell the City what they would like to see improved or, in some cases, kept the same.Some residents felt that there was nothing wrong with the functionality of Downtown but rather the theming of the buildings and the area itself.Advertisement Other residents raised concerns about parking space and snow removal in the winter.Accessibility is another concern when it comes to redesigning the area, with hopes of making it more accessible to residents with physical disabilities by improving sidewalks and crosswalks.The City will be taking this information and incorporate it for another public session that will be taking place from June 11 to the 15, 2019.For more information on the project, you can visit the City’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Denmark, Argentina touch down in SA

first_img31 May 2010The Denmark and Argentina football squads arrived in South Africa on the weekend, less than two weeks ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup kick-off. The USA World Cup squad was due to arrive later on Monday.Denmark’s squad was led by coach Morten Olsen, who told commented on the chillier weather: “I think the conditions are not summer now … So surely it will be a very high pace in the games.”Denmark, who will be based in Cape Town for the tournament, are drawn to play the Netherlands, Cameroon and Japan in group E. Their first game is against the Netherlands at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on 14 June.Olsen just named his 23-man squad for the finals on Friday, dropping goalkeeper Kim Christensen, midfielders Michael Silberbauer and Michael Krohn-Dehli, and striker Morten Rasmussen.I love this place: MaradonaArgentina’s squad, led by Diego Maradona, was greeted by the media at OR Tambo International Airport. Taking questions, Maradona said: “I love South Africa.”Barcelona top scorer Lionel Messi also appeared, but did not answer questions.Argentina’s base in South Africa is at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria.Argentina have been drawn to play Nigeria, South Korea and Greece in their group, and the two-time World Cup winner begins their 2010 campaign against Nigeria at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park on 12 June.The USA squad, due to arrive later on Monday, will be based at Irene Country Lodge in Pretoria, and will train at the Pilditch stadium.Source: Xinhua-BuaNewslast_img read more

Resource Discovery: Just In Time Parenting

first_imgThis post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT, Social Media Specialist. She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTDo you know about Just in Time Parenting (JITP)? Today’s Resource Discovery features the JITP website. This online resource houses age-paced newsletters that can be a great addition to your professional tool box.  The JITP team offers in their note to professionals working with families that:“The overall tone of the newsletter is to encourage competent parenting and prevent child maltreatment by promoting sensitively responsive parenting, and by providing parents with alternative social cognitions to ones that commonly lead to abuse or neglect.”The JITP print and e-newsletters cover topics on physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skill development of children from prenatal to age 5. The newsletters are also available in a Spanish language version. The JITP newsletters can be helpful for professionals who are working with parents of young children, because they provide education about what to expect developmentally at each age point and promote healthy parenting skills.last_img read more

Lens Tips: Doing the Work of Four Lenses with Only Two

first_imgPrimes vs. zooms. Four lenses out of two. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when shopping for your first lenses.So, you come up against the great debate — prime or zoom lenses? Primes are sharp; zooms are convenient. Every first-time lens buyer faces this decision. So, what would you say if I told you that it’s possible to get four lenses out of two? Is it too good to be true or a brilliant, money-saving hack?First of all, if you’re new to this debate, a prime lens has a fixed focal length and usually opens up to an aperture of f/1.8 — on higher-end lenses, f/1.4 (even, at times, f/1.2). A zoom lens has a varying focal length — most have a widest aperture of f/2.8 (until recently with Canon’s new RF 28-70mm f/2 lens). Secondly, switching from full-frame to APS-C (Super 35) mode, depending on your camera, will usually multiply your focal length by a crop factor of 1.5. For example, if you’re shooting on a 35mm, the new focal length will be 52.5mm in crop mode.Image via Bhimaphotoworks.The problem with shooting in super 35 mode is that megapixels get essentially cut in half, so if your camera is 24 megapixels, every picture you take in crop mode will be 10.8 megapixels. If you want to figure out what your camera will be shooting at in crop mode, it’s simple: just take the megapixels and divide it by the crop factor squared, then that will equal the megapixel count for every picture you take in Super 35 mode.The main argument against primes is that they’re inconvenient, and in order to go from 35mm to 50mm, you have to change lenses. So, if you’re pressed for time, switching between the two might cause you to miss the shot.The problem with zoom lenses is that they can be massive and expensive — and if you’re a big bokeh fan, depending on the focal length, you won’t get the same creamy, soft bokeh that you would from a wide-open aperture like f/1.4. So, they both have their pros and cons.Image via, is there a solution?First, let me say that if you don’t have a camera capable of switching between Super 35 and full-frame, this technique won’t work for you. If you own a 35mm and an 85mm, you can cover focal lengths ranging from 35mm to an unusual 127.5mm, but you still get a wide range of focal length options. Essentially you can get a 50mm from a 35mm and a 127.5mm lens from an 85mm, so you get to cover 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 127.5mm. This technique is great for new photographers or videographers who want to buy new lenses but can’t always afford it.But how does a 35mm in crop mode compare to a native 50mm? Is it really a viable alternative to buying a 50mm or a 135mm? To answer this question, I went out and compared the two.35mm in crop mode:50mm:Looking at the two pictures, it’s hard to tell which is which. The two look almost identical, which was really surprising to me. You can see the differences when you layer them over each other and turn down the opacity for the top layer to around 50 percent. The 50mm compresses the image slightly more in certain areas, which causes it to wrap differently than the 35mm. I also noticed that the 35mm gave the image some more depth while maintaining the foreground just like the 50mm. It added an interesting look to the image.50mm:35mm in crop mode:When shooting portraits, bokeh and background compression between the two turned out considerably different. With the 35mm, the bokeh were not as large, but they were still pleasing to the eye and had a nice shape. The 50mm’s bokeh were a lot larger, and the background seemed much more compressed. In this case, the 50mm was better, but not by much.So, is using Super 35mm mode a good option if you’re trying to save money? It definitely is, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re pursuing photography as a career, I would recommend spending the extra money on higher-quality lenses at different focal lengths. I don’t see any problems with using this method professionally for architecture or interior photography, but for headshots or creative portraits, a native focal length would be a better option if you want to get maximum results. For beginners though, or even intermediate photographers, this is a great way to save money and invest the extra cash on more gear.Cover image via Djordje Novakov.Looking for more camera tips and tricks? Check out these articles.Video Tutorial: Improving Your Time-lapse Workflow for the GH5Are Quantum Image Sensors the Future for Video Recording?Video Gear: Is the Fuji X-T3 a Viable Option for Filmmakers?5 Things to Consider When Buying a New CameraHands-On Review: The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4Klast_img read more


first_imgThe 2008 Coopers 5-a-side Challenge is set to go off on Sunday 24th of February with some fast and furious touch in the sun. The Glenelg Foreshore again hosts the 14th Annual Challenge and it promises to be more exciting than ever with the rising standard of touch and carnival atmosphere. The nomination form is attached and be quick as the tournament is limited to 24 teams and it fills up quickly!Once again this is a very popular tournament and fills very quickly and I encourage everyone to enter a team and join the fun is the sun. More information can be found at the Touch Football SA website and the nomination form can be downloaded below.Related Filesentry_form_colley_reserve-pdflast_img read more

Photos: Jim Harbaugh Shouts Out Michigan Moms On Twitter On Mother’s Day

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh throws the ball during the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 01: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh throws the ball during the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Jim HarbaughJim Harbaugh is known for his colorful personality on Twitter. Today, he’s using his account to show off some Michigan moms for Mother’s Day.Harbaugh has posted eight photos of Michigan mothers and their sons so far this morning. Loving & Dedicated Moms of Michigan Football – Glenda McCray, Paula O’Korn, Erica Kinnel & Susan Bunting.— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 8, 2016Loving & Dedicated Moms of Michigan Football – Sela Litia Tu’ipulutu Mone, Carolyn Malzone, Kesha Bush & Pam Gedeon.— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 8, 2016This is very cool on Harbaugh’s part. Hopefully he puts up some more photos as the day goes on.last_img read more

Report Real Madrid to pay €75M for Julian Weigl

first_imgReal Madrid are reportedly going to pay €75M if they to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl this summer.According to caughtoffside, Borussia Dortmund have slapped a €75M (£68M) price tag on Julian Weigl.Don Balon reported last month that Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui asked the club to sign the Weigl.Don Balon also reported that the club are willing to offer €50M for the player, an amount that Borussia Dortmund deem below valuation.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Real Madrid lack a quality back-up for midfielder Casemiro, and the signing of Weigl would be a smart move for Los Blancos.The 22-year-old has been impressive with Dortmund and has shown that he’s capable of becoming one of the world’s best in the nearest future.Weigl has composure on the ball and wide passing range that would make him a great addition for Real Madrid. Despite being quite young, he has already cemented his place in Dortmund’s starting line-up.last_img read more

Lloris backing no justification for drink driving Pochettino

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino never considered stripping skipper Hugo Lloris of the captaincy amid recent drink-driving charge.However, Pochettino revealed his support for the French World Cup winner is no justification for his actions.Lloris, 31, was arrested in the early hours of Friday before being released on bail and will face a magistrates’ court hearing on September 11.But he played a key role in helping Spurs defeat Manchester United 3-0 by keeping a clean slate in the game.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I never considered that,” said Pochettino when asked about rumours Lloris could be replaced as captain by Harry Kane.“I was in contact with him. So bad experience for him, he apologised (to) our fans, us, the club, he showed his regret and apologised (to) all the country because the responsibility is massive.“It is a massive lesson for everyone; he is punishing himself, he feels so sorry and so bad because he knows he made a big mistake.“But, in the same way, I think it is out of character, and we are going to of course support him, but we cannot justify (it).”last_img read more

Handanovic pleased with Inter Milans vital win

first_imgInter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic hailed the importance of their 1-0 win over Napoli on Wednesday night in the Serie AA injury-time winner from Lautaro Martinez gave Inter victory at the San Siro against 10-man Napoli.The result enabled Inter to extend their hold on a top-four spot with a seven-point advantage over fifth-place Sampdoria.And Handanovic, who made two key saves while the scoreline was goalless, relished the Nerazzurri’s late winner.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“It was vital to win today to in order to silence all the other discussions and we did. Then, you get more of a sense of enthusiasm when you win in the 90th minute,” Handanovic told InterTV.“Following the red card for Koulibaly, we had to take more risks in order to look to win the game.“But Saturday is now even more important. Let’s hope that San Siro remains a fortress, the Coppa Italia and Sassuolo games await us after the holidays. The crowd always gives us something more and they showed it today.”Inter, who are now five points behind Napoli in third, will next take a trip to Empoli before heading into the winter break.last_img read more

PM Minnis to Athletes Embrace Commonwealth Ideals in Competition

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis urged the more than 1,300 athletes, coaches and officials attending the Commonwealth Youth Games 2017 to celebrate the Games in the ideals and values of the Commonwealth.These include the values of peace, freedom and common purpose for progress and a better and more just world.Addressing the Official Opening Ceremony of the Games, July 18, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Prime Minister Minnis further encouraged the athletes, coaches and officials to celebrate the unity of the Commonwealth amidst the diversity of its nations and the vibrant bonds of fellowship and friendship being a part of the Commonwealth of Nations entails.“What a delightful sight this is. As I look across the Thomas Robinson Stadium, I can feel the exuberance of the athletes and the many thousands of spectators who will enjoy the thrill of competition,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“The Bahamas is pleased to host the more than 1,300 athletes and the coaches and officials who have come from around the world to celebrate the vibrant bonds of fellowship and friendship of the Commonwealth.“We are particularly pleased that we can celebrate the unity amidst the diversity of the Commonwealth of Nations. We celebrate the young people and athletic excellence in our community of nations,” Prime Minister Minnis added.Prime Minister Minnis said the Commonwealth Youth Games represents an opportunity for the participants to continue their pursuit of excellence.“For many of you, this will be but a first step to greater glory in the years ahead. Names that will resound around this stadium will, hopefully, be the names that we will hear for years to come.“Indeed this Stadium is named in honour of Bahamian sports hero Thomas Robinson, who won a gold medal in the 200-yard dash and a silver medal in the 100-yard dash at the 1958 British Empire/Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales. He also won a silver medal in the 100-yard dash in the 1962 British Empire/Commonwealth Games and the 1996 British Empire/Commonwealth Games.“Athletes, you are here because of the sacrifices that you have made and because of your determination and discipline. This has already made all of you winners and deserving of praise and admiration.”Prime Minister Minnis said The Bahamas is emerging as a place for international sporting events.“This year, in addition to hosting the IAAF World Relays, we are proud to have hosted the FIFA Beach Soccer Competition, the CARIFTA Swimming Championships and now the Commonwealth Youth Games.“You are on a global stage. The world is your audience. Endeavour to do your best,” Prime Minister Minnis added before declaring the Games Open.Press Release: BISlast_img read more