This session will provide information on how this project will look, as well as how the community can be involved and participate in this new and exciting project.Lunch will not be provided for this session. The City of Fort St. John is seeking input from local community members and groups to help develop the Canada 150 Mosaic project.The City’s involvement in the project will create a time capsule to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday – in what is being called a ‘visual storyboard.’“This is an extraordinary opportunity for Fort St. John to be only one of a handful of BC communities selected to participate in this project is an honour,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman. “We are delighted to showcase our community to the Country for Canada’s 150th birthday.”- Advertisement -The work will feature all the 13 provinces and territories and the work of thousands of Canadian participants. Anywhere from 5 to 15 communities to a province/territory will create sections of the overall mural.Each participating city or town will create a section of the mural that symbolizes their community, resulting in 750 individual tiles painted by local citizens.Interested participants are invited to an information session on Monday, November 30th, from noon until 1:00 PM at the Pomeroy Sports Centre’s west meeting room.Advertisement
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Arsenal are set to offer £35m to secure the signing of Isco ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool in January. Real Madrid are willing to sell the Spaniard, who has been largely used from the bench this season, and Arsene Wenger is preparing to pounce. (Daily Star)Arsenal are among the clutch of Premier League clubs keeping an eye on Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet. Senegal international Saivet, available for £3.5m in January, caught the eye against Liverpool last week when he scored in Bordeaux’s 2-1 Europa League defeat. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United have entered the big-money battle for Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The striker has emerged as one of Europe’s deadliest front-men and the race to try to prise him out of the Bundesliga club is hotting up. Barcelona are also in the hunt for Aubameyang, while he is on the radars of Arsenal and Chelsea. But United boss Louis van Gaal is determined to win the scrap for Aubameyang, who currently has a £42million price-tag, with his side struggling for goals. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City can attract Pep Guardiola to the Etihad with a record pot of gold next summer. Most of the £265million generated on Tuesday by owner Sheikh Mansour selling 13 per cent of the Blues’ parent company, City Football Group, to Chinese bidders will allow the club to offer Guardiola a huge contract and even bigger transfer war-chest. (Daily Mirror)Roberto Mancini will attempt to lure Branislav Ivanovic to Inter by offering him a lucrative TWO-year deal. Chelsea defender Ivanovic’s current contract expires next summer and he can start talking to foreign clubs about a Bosman free transfer from next month. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool have opened discussions with Simon Mignolet over a new contract in further evidence of Jürgen Klopp’s confidence in the goalkeeper. Klopp said he was not looking to sign a No1 despite reports that claimed otherwise. Mignolet, who signed for Liverpool from Sunderland in June 2013 for £9m on a five-year deal, would see his £60,000 a-week salary increased if he agrees a new contract. (Guardian)Alberto Moreno’s agent says the Liverpool defender would welcome interest from Real Madrid in January. The Spaniard was linked with a Bernabeu switch last week as the club seek to solve their left-back crisis. (Daily Star)Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is ready to fight North East rivals Newcastle for the January signing of Tottenham outcast Andros Townsend. (Daily Mirror)Bournemouth and Middlesbrough are monitoring right-back Matt Lowton’s situation at Burnley ahead of the January transfer window. The 26-year-old joined the Clarets from Aston Villa in the summer for a fee of around £1million but he suffered an injury in pre-season and has figured just once for Sean Dyche’s side. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal came close to landing Bayern Munich starlet Kingsley ComanNacho Monreal rejects rumours of possible return to SpainMauro Icardi ‘open’ to Inter Milan exit as Arsenal plot January bidChelsea threaten to pull plug on Jeremie Boga’s loan deal with RennesLiverpool’s on-loan forward Mario Balotelli dreams of playing for Real Madrid, according to AC Milan team-mateLiverpool target January deal for ‘unsettled’ Fiorentina midfielder Mario SuarezLiverpool report: Reds to offer Mario Balotelli in swap deal to land AC Milan goalkeeper Diego LopezAnder Herrera dismisses reports he is ‘disillusioned’ with life at Manchester UnitedManchester United transfer report: Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben dismisses speculation over future Leicester record signing Andrej Kramaric hoping to leave in January, reveals agent‘He’s going nowhere’ – Mark Hughes insists Stoke will not sell Liverpool-linked Jack ButlandNeymar Sr dampens Man United and Real Madrid transfer talk – ‘I’m sure he will renew with Barcelona’
“He’s got 67 goals in 140 games for Liverpool – there are not many strikers with a better strike rate, and he’s not first choice!“You shouldn’t really be sitting on the bench anywhere with that strike rate.“But if they keep using him in the way they are, with how fit and hungry he looks, Liverpool are going to be there or thereabouts. He could well be the difference for Liverpool [in the title race].“I still fancy Man City, they have got a load of players who can score those goals as well, but I just think Sturridge gives Liverpool an extra string to their bow.“Klopp has got a wonderful headache at the moment. Shaqiri looks sharp and Sturridge is chomping at the bit, and that’s only going to push the other players to keep performing.”Listen back to Danny Murphy with talkSPORT host Jim White IN FULL above! gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED The world’s most expensive goalkeeper had no chance of stopping the Reds star’s curling effort Danny Murphy has hailed in-form Daniel Sturridge as ‘the best second striker in the Premier League’ and believes he could be the difference for Liverpool in the title race this season.Sturridge scored his fourth goal of the season in fine fashion to rescue a 1-1 draw for the Reds against Chelsea on Saturday night.Eden Hazard’s lovely finish looked set to end Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the league campaign, but Sturridge’s sensational postage-stamp strike in the 89th minute saw Liverpool claim a point and end the weekend level with joint-leaders Manchester City.While Sturridge’s return to form may surprise many, but it won’t be a surprise to the Anfield faithful having watched him enjoy a prolific pre-season.And Murphy believes the 29-year-old could be Liverpool’s secret weapon off the bench this term as they look to challenge Man City for the English crown. 3 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Sturridge celebrates his goal against Chelsea Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining silverware Latest Premier League news on talkSPORT.com Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice tense “If Daniel Sturridge is fit, he’s a good as there is in the Premier League,” said the former Reds midfielder, speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White.“He’s a natural finisher, he scores all types of goals and what he’s got that most other forwards haven’t is total self-belief. He’s so capable. He’s a match-winner and a sensational player.“For me, he’s the best second striker in the Premier League by a mile.“Gabriel Jesus has dipped a bit and you could argue Marcus Rashford maybe, but he’s not as naturally gifted a goalscorer as Sturridge in the box.“If Liverpool can keep Sturridge fit and keep him happy, by giving him plenty of minutes off the bench and get him starting in certain games in the league and cups, he could be the difference.“He’ll get 20 goals this season if he gets the games. Sturridge denied former club Chelsea with a wonderful strike at Stamford Bridge
A day before the last phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, nine persons were injured in a blast in the general coach of the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.Hours after the incident, three terror suspects each were arrested in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and Saifullah, a suspect holed up in a building in Lucknow, was killed after an encounter lasting several hours. Police were trying to secure two of his associates, Azhar Khan and Ghous Md. Khan.A source told The Hindu that the module was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) and the accused were getting directions from their handler who is not from India. The module was under watch for several months.Also Read Police on terror trailAn unidentified person interviewed the passenger who: “There was a loud explosion and I could see people falling on each other. The impact of the blast was great as the train caught fire and the roof was badly damaged.”Earlier, Uttar Pradesh DGP Javeed Ahmed told The Hindu, “We have cornered one extremist who is linked to the group involved in the blast. We are trying to arrest another suspect who is armed and holed up in a house in Thakurganj area of Lucknow. [He was later killed].”However, he said, the blast was not linked to the Kanpur train accident that claimed over 140 lives. The Bihar police had then claimed that the train was derailed in Kanpur at the behest of Pakistan’s ISI.The National Investigation Agency is investigating the claims and is yet to conclude the investigation.The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Madhya Pradesh police.Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who represents Lucknow in the Lok Sabha, on the explosion.According to residents in Lucknow, over 30 policemen started vacating the houses in the locality at around 3.30 p.m. to corner the suspects.(With inputs from PTI) IM style attackA senior Madhya Pradesh police official described the train blast as a terror attack. He said an improvised explosive device (IED) that was planted on the upper berth was a “pressure pipe bomb,” that was once used by the now defunct Indian Mujahideen (IM).The official said the bomb was planted around 8 a.m. when the train started from Bhopal. The two people who planted it were arrested by the M.P. police following a tipoff from central intelligence agencies. “The bomb was prepared in Lucknow and it’s a mystery to us why the accused went all the way to Bhopal to plant it. It was a low intensity bomb and was made from gunpowder,” said a top intelligence official.Those arrested are: Danish Akhtar, Syed Meer Hussain and Atish Muzaffar (all from Madhya Pradesh); Mohammed Faisal Khan, Mohammed Imran and Fakre Alam (all from Uttar Pradesh). They are in the age group of 25-35. Officials said most of them were well educated but unemployed.“The explosion took place in the general coach around 9.45 a.m. when the train was running between Jabri and Kalapipal stations,” the Railway Ministry tweeted. At 11.33 a.m., the Ministry posted a video of a passenger narrating the events surrounding the blast. 8 injured in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast People attend to an injured person after a blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near the Jabdi station in Shajapur district óf Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: PTI
A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, her son Tejashwi Yadav and others in a corruption case related to the grant of maintenance contracts for two IRCTC hotels to a Patna based firm allegedly for a consideration.Special Judge Arvind Kumar granted bail to them when they appeared before the court on a summons isuued by it.Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, who is also an accused in the case, was exempted for the day as he is currently in Ranchi jail serving a sentence in the fodder scam cases. However, the court issued a production warrant for him for October 6.Besides Prasad and his family members, former Union Minister Prem Chand Gupta ; his wife Sarla Gupta; Additional Member of the Railway Board B.K. Agarwal; the then managing director of the IRCTC, P.K. Goyal; and the then IRCTC director, Rakesh Saxena, were also named in the charge sheet.
Several technology staffing firms sued the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on May 1 over a policy memo they claim could put bigger restrictions on companies that outsource workers who have H-1B visas, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Saying that the visa program could become unusable for them, the companies seek a temporary restraining order obstructing the enforcement of the memo.“Congress has consistently shown the public policy is to increase access to IT professionals, and not increase burdens on U.S. companies to retain this resource,” the lawsuit filed in a federal district court in New Jersey stated, the Mercury News reported.The policy memo, which was issued by the USCIS in February with immediate effect, puts tighter requirements on firms outsourcing employees. The memo states that subcontracting firms will have to sketch out specific work requirements for the H-1B holder. They will have to present proof that the visa holder will be doing a specialty occupation and will also have to show that the employee will have the same contract for the duration of the H-1B visa.In the lawsuit, two companies as well as a consortium stated that the USCIS did not have the authority required to make the changes in the rules and impose H-1B restrictions. The lawsuit claims that the overreach is in violation of the U.S. Administrative Procedures Act, and says that the Labor Department should fix who would be counted as an “employer” as per the H-1B program.The groups that have filed the lawsuit include the Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium, NAM Info, and Derex Technologies, all of which have offices in India and New Jersey. Derex also has facilities in San Jose and Canada.Claiming that the new H-1B requirements will “choke out” their work by rejecting them H-1B visas and visa extensions, the lawsuit said that “without sufficient employees to meet their clients’ needs, Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable harm to reputation and ability to compete.”These companies see the memo as an existential threat, Jonathan Wasden, the lead attorney for the group, was quoted as saying by San Francisco Chronicle. “They see that this policy has the really real likelihood of ending their business model—it is do or die,” Wasden said.USCIS, however, said that the memo is another measure taken to protect American jobs, as per the report. The immigration agency did not comment on the lawsuit. Related ItemsH-1B visaUnited States
LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial during the 2018 PBA Draft Combine. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial warned Magnolia guard that a suspension is imminent if he repeats his roughhousing in the2018 PBA Governors’ Cup finals.Marcial said Barroca could be suspended if he merits a flagrant foul penalty 2 or an unsportsmanlike foul in the last three games of the title round.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mavericks bow to Suns in Dirk Nowitzki’s return View comments Barroca was caught punching Alaska point guard Chris Banchero in the groin area in the final three minutes of Game 4, a match the Aces won 90-76 to tie the series at 2-2, on Wednesday.READ: Mark Barroca fined for groin hit, Alex Compton penalized for referee remarksFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefBarroca earned a P50,000 fine for the blow but was able to dodge suspension since, according to Marcial, there was no whistle blown during the incident.“We reviewed the tape and it was a non-call so we don’t see a precedent to suspend Barroca,” said Marcial Thursday at Gatorade Hoops Center during the PBA Draft Combine. Marcial said Dacanay failed to see Barroca’s punch, resulting in a missed call.“Dacanay was the one nearest to the incident, he’s the one assigned to spot any lane violation, but he looked at the ball instead of keeping his eyes on the players,” said Marcial. “If he was able to see it and blow and call a foul then there wouldn’t be a problem, there will be a suspension.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ “I warned him that if he does that again or he merits an F2 or an unsportsmanlike foul then he’ll be suspended.”Marcial added that a similar case to Barroca’s happened before when TNT forward Don Trollano punched San Miguel forward Arwind Santos during the Commissioner’s Cup on June 16.READ: Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris BancheroAlthough there was a scuffle in that previous incident, no calls were given against Trollano and Santos.And if Barroca wasn’t immediately given a suspension for his punch, referee Rolando Dacanay was slapped with an indefinity suspension.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’
AdvertisementDomagoj Vida and the Croatian squad celebrates after winning the penalty shootout. Photo Credits: FIFA via Reuters.Tonight’s match in Fisht Stadium, Sochi saw hosts Russia take on Croatia in what turned out to be one of the most gruelling and heart-wrenching matches we’ve seen in this tournament.A wild 1-1 match after 90 minutes saw each team score again in extra time, with penalty kicks deciding consecutive matches for both teams.But it was Croatia who sealed a ticket for themselves in the semi-finals after France, Belgium and England when they beat Russia 4-3 in penalty shootouts.The match seemed to be pretty boring in the first few minutes of the first half but soon changed its complexion when Denis Cheryshev fired a 25-yard shot in the top-left corner of the Croatian net which shocked Danijel Subasic.However, their lead was shortlived as shortly afterwards in the 39th minute Andrej Kramaric equalised for Croatia.The teams then went back and forth in regulation, and neither could find the winner, sending the game into extra time. Both teams went 30 extra minutes in their round of 16 clash, with Russia beating Spain and Croatia beating Denmark. Read also: FIFA World Cup 2018: The English take another step forward in ‘bringing it home’ And in the extra-time, it looked like Croatia was well on their way to the victory and could avoid the penalty shootouts as Domagoj Vida headed home from a corner kick in the 101st minute for the 2-1 lead.With just five minutes to go when Croatia thought they had the match in their pockets, Mario Fernandez equalized for Russia with a glancing header to make it 2-2.And in the penalty kicks, the Russians lost their poise. Fyodor Smolov tried a cheeky lofted shot to open it, and Subasic read it well to save it. Fernandez went from hero to villain, missing the goal completely on his opportunity, as Rakitic sent his team into the next round.One can’t help but feel sorry for Russia. They were the lowest ranked team in the World Cup and were mostly written off by football pundits and their fans alike before the World Cup began. But the way they fought their way through the group stages and reached the quarter-finals has won hearts and is worthy of praise.The semi-finals are now set as it’s Belgium vs. France on Tuesday, and England vs. Croatia on Wednesday.Highlights of the match: Advertisement
Moala Tautuaa carries NorthPort. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–NorthPort put a halt to its four-game slide at the expense of Phoenix, 80-70, Saturday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Mo Tautuaa fire 16 points and plucked down nine rebounds to lead Batang Pier and put them back in the thick of the race for a playoff spot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics NorthPort will try to sustain its sharp form when it goes up against Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer on Oct. 23.Phoenix, which slipped to 2-5 in the conference, faces Columbian next on Oct. 25.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue “We just have to keep playing. I want to be more of a leader to this team. That’s what my team needs,” the big man said in a television interview.Paolo Taha put up 14 points to go with import Mychal Ammons’ 12, while Garvo Lanete chipped in 11 more to help NorthPort improve to 2-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“Maganda ‘yung galawan, maganda ‘yung depensa. Sana magtuloy-tuloy lang,” coach Pido Jarencio said in the post-game presser.Alex Mallari had 15 points for the Fuel Masters while Eugene Phelps 14 and Jason Perkins 10 in the losing effort. Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical PVL: Motolite makes quick work of BaliPure, nears semis
SXSW Interactive is one of the most celebrated new media conferences of the year, with more than 3,200 sessions currently competing for a spot at the March 2013 show. The SXSW PanelPicker plays a significant role in determining the programming for this highly competitive event – and it’s now open for public voting.Our sessions include Ingenuity: Startups Must Stand Out or Head Home, led by David Berkowitz, VP of Emerging Media, and On the Hunt? Navigating the Idea Safari, led by our VP of Insights & Planning, Lee Maicon. Check out the sessions below and vote to see them at SXSW next year!Ingenuity: Startups Must Stand Out or Head HomeScale. Service. Management Team. While all important factors to determine the success of a startup, they are not as critical to the long-term development as say that of value, applicability, prominence and, last but not least, ingenuity.To cut through the clutter and gain a competitive advantage over what is increasingly becoming a saturated market, startups must adopt ingenuity to solve challenges that come their way. Without this flexibility and creativity to identify and implement unique solutions to everyday obstacles, startups won’t be able to differentiate themselves among the pack.This session will briefly discuss what it takes for a startup to be successful – and deep dive into how ingenuity is critical to the sustainable growth of a newly found business. Best practices and actionable steps to learning how to implement ingenuity will be shared along with examples of companies that have adopted it successfully to solve real problems.5 questions this session will answer–What makes for a successful startup?What does ingenuity really mean when applied to a startup and/or an emerging technology?What can a startup do to ensure it embraces creativity and ingenuity to solve problems and overcome challenges?What are some examples of startups where ingenuity is embedded at their core?When is ingenuity not as important? When can startups get away without it? When is it overplayed and/or overhyped?Here’s David to tell you more. On the Hunt? Navigating the Idea SafariPicture this: Your client or your boss asks you for a Big Idea – one that will forever alter the course of your company or client’s brand and generate tangible business value as a result. However, although clients and agencies often seek a Big Idea, they don’t always have a clear or shared sense of what they’re “hunting.” Enter: The Idea Safari.This session will provide a universally applicable model to bridge the gap between what clients and others need and what agencies and others deliver for generating creative ideas that actually can thrive. To succeed in today’s fluid creative economy, the quest for ideas requires a focus on the right vision, language and tools to solve the right problem at the right time. While sharing best practices and prime examples of successful implementations, the Idea Safari will help define your prey: chameleons (tactics), gorillas (platforms/series of tactics), lions (campaign ideas) or elephants (transformative business ideas).5 questions this session will answer–What are the marks of a successful Big Idea?How will we know if we’re all focused on the same business challenges?How can we be certain that those amazing and inspiring creative ideas are right for me or my business?How can I determine if what I’m hunting for is the right type of idea for my client – be it tactic, program, campaign idea or transformative business idea?Enough theory! Can I see creative work or ideas that are the result of the successful navigation of the adventure that is the Idea Safari?Here’s Lee to tell you more.Please note: To vote for sessions, you’ll need to create a SXSW account if you don’t have one already.