We talk with Burton Cummings

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgMoose FM’s Melani Mariani had a chance to speak with Burton Cummings as he get’s ready do a show this Saturday in Dawson Creek.[asset|aid=270|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=BURTON CUMMINGS – edited.mp3]There are still tickets available for the show this Saturday (Sep 20 2008) at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek. To purchase tickets head to the Encana Events Centre, call 1-877-339-TIXX or buy them online at www.dawsoncreekeventscentre.com- Advertisement –last_img read more

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What’s in a name?

By on January 11, 2020

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POOR Van Nuys. You’ve got to feel bad for a community that has neighborhood after neighborhood seeking names of their own. San Fernando Valley’s oldest community has already lost portions of its territory to residents who broke off and formed Lake Balboa and Valley Village. And now residents in a goodly chunk of the remaining neighborhood – that on the west side of the 405 Freeway – are applying to the city to break off and join Lake Balboa. There’s a certain sense to the argument by the proponents who say they share more in common with the neighborhood of Lake Balboa than Van Nuys. But those fighting to keep the already-depleted Van Nuys together argue that changing a name of part of the Valley’s historic central neighborhood won’t change the gang crime and other problems. Though the proposal is merely a name change – no one is actually moving anything anywhere – there is sure some hard squabbling over the proposal. Residents ought to be able to call their neighborhoods more or less whatever they want. After all, it’s all still Los Angeles, and not even a new moniker is going to improve their quality of life – unless of course there’s some dramatic changes at City Hall.last_img read more

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Commercial rates revaluation to start in November until 2021

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgCommercial rates in Donegal are to be revaluated from November but will take two years to complete, it has emerged. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher raised the issue of a full commercial rates revaluation for the county in the Dail, saying Donegal was one of the few remaining local authorities that have never carried out a revaluation of their commercial rates base.Pat the Cope added: “Those counties that have already had a revaluation carried out, showed in 45% of the commercial and businesses, a reduction in the number of rates paid, with some showing significant reductions. “Commercial rates are by far the most unfair tax in our broader system of taxation or local levies at present, they are viewed by business as a taxation paid while nothing is received in return, no services provided or delivered by the local authority.“Whilst the best solution for commercial rates would be to introduce a system based on the turnover of the respective business, considering the seasonality of the respective business and the volume of business transacted rather than a blunt instrument.“Currently, you are levied based on the commercial value of your premises rather than the actual throughflow or business activity generated by your business,” said Pat the Cope.“We cannot have a situation where rates become an inhibitor to growth in rural areas, costs on business must be looked at in the years ahead otherwise rural areas will suffer further business closures The Minister in his reply to my PQ stated the following: “I understand that the Commissioner intends to sign a Valuation Order to commence the revaluation of all rateable properties in the rating authority area of Donegal County Council in early November and that it is intended that the valuation date by reference to which all rateable properties in Donegal will be revalued is 16 September 2019 with the new valuation list to be published on or around 15 September 2021, and to be effective for rates purposes from 2022 onwards.Pat the Cope concluded: “This is only the beginning of a process, which hopefully will see the rates burden reduce on some of our business, and commercial premises throughout the county but long term this entire system of local taxation needs to be looked at and a fairer system introduced.”Commercial rates revaluation to start in November until 2021 was last modified: October 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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Hughes: QPR want revenge

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first_imgMark Hughes discusses Bobby Zamora ahead of the encounter with their former club Fulham – and says QPR are keen to avenge the 6-0 thrashing they suffered against the Whites prior to his appointment as Rangers boss.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Electronic Nose Can’t Outsniff Yours

By on December 19, 2019

first_imgElectronic nose makers are smelling your dust, said Science Daily.  “Despite 25 years of research, development of an ‘electronic nose’ even approaching the capabilities of the human sniffer remains a dream,” the article said.    Biological noses are great at discriminating between volatile compounds.  We can immediately sense things that are fruity, grassy, and earthy, for instance.  Electronic noses are good for detecting particular compounds like carbon monoxide, but have a hard time doing what the human nose does easily: picking out the signatures of thousands of odors.    The future doesn’t look any brighter for nose engineers: “Keeping its limitations in mind and adapted for a special purpose, this will be the future for the electronic nose for as long as the ability to smell odors rather than detect volatiles is still far away over the rainbow.”Maybe they need a code in their nose (06/27/2005, 11/07/2001).  Think of it: your lowly schnotz, the mountain on your map, is a peak that geeks cannot conquer.  Take time to smell the flowers as spring approaches.  There’s one thing your iPhone can’t do.  How do I know?  iNose.  I just nose.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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France Says “Non” to Internet Explorer

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgAfter years of trying to convince technologically inept relatives to stop using Internet Explorer, computer geeks worldwide may finally have something new to back up their words: the advice of the German and French governments.The French government joined Germany today in recommending that its citizens switch to another browser in light of last week’s admission by Microsoft that Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 all contained the same security vulnerability, in which “Internet Explorer can be caused to allow remote code execution.”Microsoft declared in a blog post on Sunday that the security exploit was only seen in Internet Explorer 6, yet both Germany and France have recommended moving away from the browser regardless of version.As we reported on Friday, Internet security company McAfee pointed out this security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which allowed hackers in China to attack Google, Adobe and a large number of other companies, including Yahoo and Northrop Grumman.We contacted Microsoft’s PR firm, but due to the holiday in the U.S. today, we weren’t able to reach anyone inside the company. An article in The Telegraph, however, paraphrased Microsoft as having said “that the German government had over-reacted about the threat posed by the vulnerability, and that general users were not at risk.” Joe Wilcox of Beta News was not so timid, his suggestion that “it’s time to stop using any version of Microsoft’s browser — IE6, IE7, IE8 and forget someday releasing IE9.”According to StatCounter, Internet Explorer still accounts for 45% of browser use in Europe, as opposed to 53% in North America and just over 55% worldwide. While Microsoft is working on a fix for the problem, we have yet to hear of any resolution to the issue. We’ll have to keep an eye on this one and see if the recommendations do anything to lessen Internet Explorer’s complete and total dominance in the browser markets. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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UP BJP MLA makes derogatory remark on Nehru

By on October 18, 2019

first_imgMuzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh): Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Singh Saini, who represents the Khatauli assembly seat, has made an outrageous statement on India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, calling him “aiyaash” (immoral or philanderer). He further said that Nehru divided the country after being fooled by the British. The BJP lawmaker, known for his controversial statements, said that the Nehru-Gandhi family was “aiyaash”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ He commented on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s marriage with Sonia Gandhi in Italy and added that “the whole family has been indulging in such activities.” The BJP legislator also shared a snapshot of an old photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other world leaders on Facebook. In the grab, Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg appears to be looking at Modi. The BJP member, however, gave an unexpected spin to the photo. “Modi ji only sees the glory of Bharat Mata and nothing else. Hail the son of Mother India,” Saini’s Hindi caption roughly translates to. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K He ended the post with a jibe at Nehru and a piece of advice for Solberg, “Don’t look at him in a wrong way silly woman. He is Modi, not Nehru.” Explaining the post, Saini said, “One woman politician was gazing at Modi. Our Prime Minister does not know anything other than his country.” The BJP lawmaker had earlier kicked up a controversy when, after the abrogation of Article 370, had claimed that BJP workers were ‘excited’ as now they can marry “fair girls from Kashmir”. He had earlier also said that Hindus should produce more children.last_img read more

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Telefilm Canada announces in partnership with the industry gender parity measures for

By on October 15, 2019

first_imgAdvertisement Following its announcement of September 8, 2016—to build, by 2020, a representative and diversified feature film portfolio that better reflects Canada’s population—Telefilm Canada, as a first step, is pleased to reveal its gender parity measures for feature film production financing, developed in collaboration with the industry. Telefilm aims by 2020 to achieve a balanced production portfolio (at all budget levels) that reflects gender parity in each of the key roles of: director, writer and producer.“We’re extremely proud that, together with the industry, we’re moving to quickly and concretely foster gender parity in Canadian cinema,” said Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director. “Our goal is to level the playing field for Canadian female talent, and we encourage creators to submit projects directed and/or written by women. This can only benefit the industry as whole; increased competition can lead to better quality projects that connect with audiences whose tastes and interests are changing along with the cultural landscape.”Brabant added: “I want to make it clear that this is just a first step. We will now take the same measured, consultative approach to ensuring our feature film portfolio also better reflects cultural diversity and Indigenous communities. We have already begun work with Indigenous creators, and are taking steps to address the challenges faced by creators from culturally diverse communities. Sustainable long-term solutions are key, not interim initiatives.” Facebook Telefilm’s five-pronged action plan to achieve gender parity is as follows:Encouraging a diversity of projects: Telefilm will encourage producers to submit projects that reflect the diversity of Canada’s population.Evaluation of projects: Telefilm will now, for projects of equal quality, favour projects that have a woman as director and/or a woman as writer (as per guidelines). Based on industry recommendations that these two roles require immediate critical attention, gender parity amongst directors and screenwriters was identified as a priority. In September 2017, once Telefilm reviews its survey data (see below), the challenges of women producers will be addressed.Transparency and reporting: Telefilm will continue to respect government privacy laws. However, in order to regularly report back to the industry, other means of data reporting have been created. Industry representatives have agreed to encourage their members to provide information, via a voluntary questionnaire at the application stage, which will identify key creative members of the team (director, writer, producer). This questionnaire will also address questions regarding cultural diversity amongst key creatives, and if members are from Indigenous communities. Based on the collected information, we will re-evaluate each year what our priorities should be in order to reach our global diversity objective.Continued targeted promotion of female talent to raise their professional profile and market appeal: ex. St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, Birks Diamond Tribute, Hot Docs’ Don Haig Award Pay It Forward Prize. Telefilm will continue to promote all talent in its general promotional activities.Continued support of the conversation on gender parity via research and professional development initiatives: ex. Women in the Director’s Chair, Women in Film & Television, Women in View—2 x More, CMPA study Women & Leadership: A study of global policies and programs to advance gender parity in the screen-based industries.In collaboration with the Canadian industryIn September, Telefilm created a pan-industry working group to identify areas where collective efforts should be placed in priority. Based on this consultation, for 2017, Telefilm’s first goal will be to favour projects directed or written by women, while continuing to support the works of Indigenous creators and members of communities representing Canada’s cultural diversity.Telefilm would like to thank the members of the working group on their dedication to establishing a clear target and defined measures towards gender parity in feature film production financing.Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) (also representing CUES (Canadian Unions for Equality Onscreen))Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM)Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ)Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)Réalisatrices ÉquitablesSociété des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinema (SARTEC)Union des Artistes (UDA)Writers Guild of Canada (WGC)Women in ViewWomen in Film + Television VancouverAbout Telefilm Canada—Inspired by talent. Viewed everywhere.Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2013, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada. Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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