Year in Review – Part 1 – January – February 2009

first_imgPhotos from Chetwynd AvalancheBody recovered after Chetwynd Avalanche Problem at Gas Plant closes Alaska HighwayH2S Leak at Spectra Facility Women’s illegal pyramid scheme in FSJ- Advertisement -The top story from January and February of 2009 was the pyramid scheme that was reported to be operating in Fort St.  John.  It’s still unclear if the pyramid scheme is still running in the community.  The links below provide more information. EnCana Bombings case has cost the RCMP over $1 million New Airline arrives in Fort St. JohnOn Monday February 16th, 2009, Fort St. John welcomed a new airline to the North Peace Airport.  The Airline started off by offering flights from Fort St. John to Fort Nelson, Grande Prairie and Calgary.  For more on this story, click on the link below.Advertisement Spectra Energy February gas leak update RCMP release name of Chetwynd avalanche victimAvalanche near Tumbler Ridge, BC – one person is dead RCMP says FSJ pyramid scheme is a scam Update: Highway Open; Spectra H2S Leak isolatedPhotos from Spectra Pipeline Incident Another bombing near Tomslake EnCana let go security companies before latest bombing RCMP on fourth Encana pipeline bombing  RCMP have identified all 8 people in EnCana case center_img Investigations continue into FSJ pyramid scheme Group of Snowmobilers caught in Avalanche near Chetwynd, BC; One deadFriends tried to save avalanche victim near Chetwynd, BC Tumbler Ridge avalanche victim from Hythe Alberta Women’s illegal pyramid scheme in FSJ H2S Leak at Spectra FacilityOn Friday February 29th, 2009 a H2S leak at a Spectra Facility at Mile 111 of the Alaska Highway caused the road to be closed for several hours and two men were taken to hospital.  For more on this story view any of the stories below. Over the next week, Energeticcity.ca will be posting a series of stories showcasing the biggest news stories in the BC Peace from 2009.  This list has been put together based on the total number of views a story received on Energeticcity.ca.Below are the top 5 news stories from January and February 2009 in the BC Peace Two deadly Avalanches in the Peace RegionEarly 2009 saw several deadly avalanches across the province, including two in the BC Peace region.  The first occurred on January 11th, 2009 near Chetwynd and killed a man from Rycroft Alberta.  The second happened only a few days later on January 17th, 2009 near Tumbler Ridge and took the life of a man from Hythe Alberta.  For more on these avalanches click on the stories below. Advertisement Up to $500,000 Reward offered in EnCana Bombing Case  Another bombing near TomslakeOn January 4th, 2009 the EnCana Bomber set off the fourth bomb in the Tomslake area.  To date there have been 6 attacks in the area and the RCMP are still searching for the bomber.  This summer the bomber threatened to increase his attacks after a 3 month break.  So far there have not been any more attacks.  For more on the fourth bombing and the investigation during January and February of 2009, see the stories below. Local airport welcomes new airlinelast_img read more

Ranieri stands by rotation policy after loss at Chelsea

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said he had no regrets about resting three key men despite seeing his side easily beaten by Chelsea.The former Chelsea boss dropped Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani and Danny Simpson to the bench, with Jeffrey Schlupp, Ahmed Musa and Luis Hernadez all starting.And the Foxes struggled to match the home side with Diego Costa’s early goal setting the Blues on their way and further strikes by Eden Hazard and Victor Moses ensuring a routine victory.Ranieri said he would “make the same decision” to rotate his squad again, with one eye on the Champions League match against FC Copenhagen.He added: “The same because we have a tough match on Tuesday. The Premier League is one month long and the Champions League is two months. I prefer to preserve some players.”Japan striker Shinji Okazaki did not feature after international duty and Ranieri said he wanted to test Chelsea for pace at the back.“We started with 4-4-2 with Musa and Jamie Vardy because we wanted two fast players,” the Italian added.“But when you concede a goal from a corner [for the first goal] again it is clear. You come to Chelsea and your attention must be at the maximum. We made mistakes.“We tried to react and the second half was much better. Now we must react because we have the Champions League on Tuesday.”Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossip See also:Conte stands by decision not to take off Costa Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Blame Hiccups on Your Inner Fish

first_imgWhy do humans get hernias and hiccups?  Neil Shubin says it’s because of your inner fish.  In the Scientific American series on Darwin, the discoverer of Tiktaalik was trying to show how evolutionary theory sheds light on human anatomy.  He looked back to fish and amphibians and found insight.    “A glimpse inside the body reveals structures left inside of us during the course of evolution, which often seem a confused jumble, with arteries, nerves and other structures taking odd paths to get from one part of the body to another,” he said.  “….To make sense of our own bodies, we need to examine the history we share with everything from microbes and worms to fish and primates.”  In search for clues from “our fishy past and our mammalian present,” he pointed to gonads and nerves for the diaphragm that made more sense in fish anatomy.  Believing that existing patterns were adapted by evolution to changes in the primate body, he claimed that they wouldn’t have been designed this way from scratch, any more than a rewiring job in a building. Our deep history was, at different times, spent in ancient oceans, small streams and savanna plains—and not office buildings, ski slopes or football fields.  This extraordinary disconnect between our past and present means that our body falls apart in certain predictable ways.  The major bones in human knees, backs and wrists arose in aquatic creatures hundreds of millions of years ago.  Is it any surprise, then, that we tear cartilage in our knees and suffer back pain as we walk on two legs or develop carpal tunnel syndrome as we type, knit or write?  Our fish and amphibian ancestors did not do these things.    Take the body plan of a fish, modify it using genes altered from those that build the body of a worm, dress it up to be a mammal, then tweak and twist that mammal to make a creature that walks upright, talks, thinks and has superfine control of its fingers, and we have a recipe for disaster.  We can dress up this fish only so much before paying a price.  In a perfectly designed world—one without an extended historic legacy—we would not have to suffer from the infirmities of hemorrhoids or hernias.  Nor would our buildings be so expensive to renovate.Shubin did not inventory fish maladies, or inquire whether Methuselah ever got a hernia after living 200 times longer than a fish.  His hypothesis seems to suggest that evolution is regressive.  Following his reasoning, the best-designed animals were the earliest ones.  Bad design has led to more maladies the higher one evolves up Darwin’s tree of life.  Maybe natural selection should have left well enough alone and not invented a Shawn Johnson or Michael Phelps.  It terms of design, it’s been all downhill since those happy days under the sea.We can’t help but award multiple SEQOTW prizes this week, with all the contestants vying for attention in Scientific American’s Darwin Extravaganza.  We may have to go to SEQOTD.  Please notice; we don’t laugh at the Darwinists out of some perverse sense of satisfaction at irritating them.  We know they hate being laughed it.  We just can’t help it.  We laugh because they really are funny.  Let’s all sing like the fishies sing:Adaptation always seems better in landlubber’s four-limbed physiqueYou dream of evolving up yonder, but that is a faulty mystique.Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor;Such wonderful things surround you; what more is you lookin’ for?Under the sea, Under the sea, Darwin, it’s better down where it’s wetter, take it from me. Up on the shore they walk on all fours, out in the sun they sweat in they chores, While we is a-breedin’ in de Garden of Eden under the sea.Down here all the fish is happy, as off through the waves they squirts;The man in the office got hiccups, he sad ’cause his hernia hurts.But man in the jungle ain’ lucky, he in for a worser fate;One day when tiger get hungry, guess who’s gon’ be on de plate.Under the sea, Under the sea, That’s why it’s hotter under the water Ya we in luck here down in the muck here Under the sea. They take themselves so seriously – that’s what makes this so much fun.  Thank you, Neil, and all the Scientific American staff, for giving us one of the best comedy acts [hic] in a long time.  OK, we’ll get serious.  See?  We’re serious.  (chortle) (sniff) (snicker)  Honest!  (guffaw)  Sorry.  (pause, deep breath) (snort) (giggle) (choke)  We in luck here down in the muck here, under the sea… Yeeeee, HAW!(Visited 65 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

What’s In A Name? For Startups, It’s Crucial

first_imgIf you’ve been following our Weekend Reading series on Fridays for the last few weeks, you’ve noticed that we’ve been discussing the importance of personal branding for entrepreneurs. But branding is not only an important facet for individuals; for startups, branding is an essential step toward building a successful business. Mint founder Aaron Patzer, who speaks Tuesday at the Future of Web Apps Conference in Miami, Florida, recently discussed with CNET’s Caroline McCarthy how he believes Mint’s branding helped it become a breakout success.Patzer says the company’s original name, “Money Intelligence” was transformed into “Mint,” which just so happens to be a dictionary word already associated with money. But this is no clever coincidence is no small matter, Patzer says having a recognizable, easy to spell name is important these days when trying to make a company name stick in people’s minds.“Choose something with meaning, even if it’s expensive and difficult to acquire, rather based on domain name availability, because otherwise, you’re going to kill word-of-mouth,” Patzer says.Patzer and Mint went through this very process themselves, first purchasing mymint.com at roughly $3,000 before inking a deal with the owner of mint.com for the use of the seemingly valuable domain name in return for equity in Mint’s funding. It turned out to be such a good investment for the original owner that he contributed to future rounds of funding before the company was eventually bought by Intuit last year for $170 million.“It was a three-month negotiation,” said Patzer. “It was one of the most difficult negotiations of my life…that’s how important branding is to me.”Certainly, as we’ve discussed previously, branding reaches far beyond just the name of your service, but Patzer makes an interesting argument for picking an actual dictionary word. It may be difficult to grab a domain name for a common word, but as Patzer explained, securing your brand online is worth the effort and the money. Of course, the best name in the world can’t make up for a poor product, but in the grand scheme of things, names can make a significant impact on success. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market chris cameron Tags:#start#startups last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri pleased with matchwinner Kante: He’s improving

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri pleased with matchwinner Kante: He’s improvingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was delighted with matchwinner N’Golo Kante for victory at Crystal Palace.The midfielder struck the only goal of the game.Sarri stated: “He has to think about the defence first of all. Then he is improving, especially in movements without the ball. His movement today was really very good and was done with the right timing.”When we have to play against opponents who are very low, it’s difficult for the striker and wingers to find space. So for us the midfielders’ movement without the ball is very important.”Now we have to work on Loftus-Cheek and on Barkley. Loftus-Cheek especially is a great player with the ball, but he can improve a lot in his movement without the ball.” last_img read more

12 days agoBrighton midfielder Stephens has no doubts about Connolly potential

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton midfielder Stephens has no doubts about Connolly potentialby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Dale Stephens has no doubts about the potential of Aaron Connolly.he 19-year-old grabbed the headlines with a double strike against Tottenham on his first Prem start. Asked whether Connolly has the ability to get under defenders’ skins, Stephens replied: “Yes, he’s got that side to his game and he’s going to need it.“He’s not a big lad, and he has got different abilities to a big centre-forward but he can use what he has got to his advantage.“Being a pain and a pest is what he is good at and that proved good for us (against Tottenham).” last_img

Ohio State’s Thad Matta Was Pretty Unhappy With The Referees Following His Team’s Loss To Michigan State Last Night

first_imgThad Matta yells at a referee.Thad Matta did a lot of screaming during his team’s game against Michigan State Friday night. Plenty that yelling was directed at his players, who performed quite poorly in a 76-67 loss to the Spartans in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round. But a lot of it was aimed at the officials. Matta, 47, has been coaching in the conference since 2004. He, in a roundabout way, called the officiating during last night’s game the worst he’s ever seen. Matta on the officiating: “I’ve been in this league 11 years and that was amazing.”— Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan) March 14, 2015Matta was mostly unhappy with the amount of physicality the Spartans were getting away with. He believed his players were getting bumped on cuts, hand checked when dribbling and bodied when driving into the lane. Matta says this was one of the most physical games he’s ever seen. My interpretation: “We got hacked to death.”— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) March 14, 2015To be fair to the refs, there was an even distribution when it comes to the amount of fouls that were called – 20 on Michigan State and 18 on Ohio State. With the win, the Spartans moved on to the semifinal round, where they’ll face No. 2 seed Maryland. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, will find out their NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night. Most projections have Matta’s team seeded on the No. 8/No. 9 line.last_img read more

Mayim Bialik Wants Animal Cosmetic Testing Banned In US

first_imgCalifornia’s Senate this week approved a measure by State Senator Marty Block (SD-39) that urges the U.S to join California, the European Union (EU), and the countries of Norway, India, and Israel in banning animal testing of cosmetic products.Mayim Bialik endorses SJR 22Credit/Copyright: Cruelty Free InternationalBlock’s joint resolution, SJR 22, approved on a bipartisan vote of 31-0, urges the federal government to mandate alternative methods to animal testing when other testing methods are available. It is sponsored by Cruelty Free International and also supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the State Humane Association and others.“Unnecessary cruelty is unforgiveable,” Block said. “Animal testing by the cosmetics industry is usually unnecessary and often unreliable. Where other means of ensuring product safety are available, they should be used.”“Cruel” tests on rabbits, guinea pigs and mice include force-feeding of animals with testing substances or repeated application of substances to an animal’s skin. After the experiments, the animals are then killed. Block and Cruelty Free International argue that more reliable, quicker, and less expensive alternatives are available and should be used. Alternatives include computer modeling and tests on human skin donated from cosmetic surgery or examination of proteins in-vitro (in a test tube).Actress Mayim Bialik – who portrays Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit show “The Big Bang Theory” – is a Cruelty Free International supporter. “I am thrilled to join Senator Marty Block in asking the California Legislature to support SJR 22, the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Resolution.”She added, “For over a decade California has been a leader in supporting the use of modern non-animal tests to ensure cosmetics safety. It’s time that the rest of the nation catches up with California as well as other counties on this issue. I am proud to stand with Senator Block in calling for cruelty free testing.”North America Campaign Manager for Cruelty Free International Monica Engebretson also emphasized that product safety is possible without the use of the older, more inhumane testing. “Our success in ending cosmetics testing on animals in the European Union has proven that it is possible and safe to create cosmetics without animal testing,” Engebretson said.California became the first state to restrict animal testing in 2000. Some countries such as those in the EU have completely banned the importation and sale of animal-tested products. EU sales account for nearly half of the global cosmetics market.SJR 22 also calls on the U.S. Congress to enact legislation that would establish reasonable deadlines for the prohibition on the testing and marketing of products which have been tested on animals.last_img read more

Get A Free Gift When You Support The Clinton Foundation

first_imgBill Clinton is currently visiting Latin America with the Clinton Foundation, and has announced a new fundraising initiative that will give new monthly donors a special gift.“This week I am visiting our programs and partners in El Salvador, Peru, and Panama,” wrote Clinton in an email to supporters of the Clinton Foundation. “Whenever I make trips like this, I see how we are making a profound difference in people’s lives.“I want to invite you to join a global network of monthly donors providing vital resources to continue to support and grow these opportunities. If you’re one of the first 200 new monthly donors, we’ll send you a one-of-a-kind, handmade ornament from the artisans we’re working with in Haiti.”To become a monthly donor, and to receive your free gift, click here.last_img read more

AT VANCOUVER WEBFEST 2018 HOW TO CRAFT A SUCCESSFUL PITCH

first_imgRyan CoppleNew Media Council Board Delegate at Producers Guild of AmericaTwitter: @rwcopple  |  IG: @rycopsRyan Copple has worked over ten years in digital media with positions ranging from creative development, physical production and business management. He has produced over 200 hours of online content in the geek and gaming arena, including hits like Wil Wheaton’s TableTop, the breakout success Dungeons & Dragons show Critical Role, Microsoft’s live action adaptation of the popular Halo franchise Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s Con Man as well as myriad of other scripted and non-scripted projects. HIs efforts have resulted in several Emmy nominations and other award series.  Read More Twitter Mélanie Lê Phan, Production Executive, Digital Originals at CBC TelevisionMélanie Lê Phan has worked for CBC Television in both Scripted and Unscripted programming since 2013. She is currently an Executive in Charge of Production for Scripted Digital Originals, overseeing production and development of mid-length series for CBC’s OTT player and of social video for the CBC Comedy feed. She has recently worked on the fourth season of The Amazing Gayl Pile and the second season of My 90-Year-Old Roommate in addition to many other digital scripted series.Mélanie has also worked on digital unscripted content, including the doc series The Artists and several CBC Docs: Shorts one-off docs, including One Leg In, One Leg Out and The Haircut. She has previously held the position of Development Manager for Factual programming and CBC Docs (Firsthand, The Nature of Things). Prior to joining the CBC, Mélanie worked in independent production for TV series, documentary features and both fiction and non-fiction short films. Mélanie was also the Communications Coordinator for the CMPA – BC Producer’s Branch after her film production studies at UBC. She currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Images Festival in Toronto, the largest experimental film festival in North America.CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR PASS Bernie SuCreator / Executive Producer – The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Art of the Pitch can be an elusive beast, yet it is one of the most crucial elements of any storytelling project. Hear from filmmakers who are experienced at pitching as well as industry executives that hear pitches everyday to find out the inside scoop on creating the perfect pitch. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Bernie Su is a two time Primetime Emmy award-winning interactive storyteller, creator, and showrunner. His two winning series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved, are the first and second Primetime Emmys ever won by a Youtube distributed series. He has been creating web series since 2009. His other series include the psychological thriller Compulsions, the science series Frankenstein MD for PBS Digital Studios, and the soapy revenge drama Vanity for Maybelline. He is also a co-founder of Canvas Media Studios which focuses on creating scripted franchise series for digital and traditional platforms. Valerie Connelly, thebis.caValerie is a veteran TV producer and development executive who has worked on content for major broadcaster in Canada. She had the privilege of being part of the creative teams behind hit shows such as HGTV’s “Colin & Justin’s Home Heist”, Slice’s “Wedding SOS” and City TV’s “The Liquidator.”Valerie has held positions with industry leaders such as Cineflix, Cream Productions and was Head of Development for Marble Media before moving to Vancouver. She is a regular at markets such as MIP, Realscreen and Banff, and has pitched content to broadcasters from around the world. For the past 5 years, Valerie has been a guest lecturer at Queens University for their Business in Media course. Her latest venture sees her launching a digital platform offering cannabis inspired content. Valerie endeavours to provide Canadians with a welcoming digital space to learn about cannabis through entertaining original content. www.thebis.ca Facebooklast_img read more