B.C. Parks’ smoking policy is also in effect year-round, which permits smoking and vaping of tobacco, cannabis or other substances only in designated front-country or group campsites by registered campers and their guests.B.C. Park says this policy is designed to allow people and families to enjoy their stay in a park or campground by minimizing the exposure of second-hand smoke.Park Rangers and Conservation Officers will be on-site to ensure park policies and rules are being followed and enforced.For more information, you can visit the B.C. Parks website. VICTORIA, B.C. – With the Victoria Day Long Weekend coming up, the Province would like to remind British Columbians of the safety tips when visiting Provincial Parks and Campgrounds.According to B.C. Parks, when having a campfire you should have a one-metre fireguard around campfires where all flammable materials have been removed. You should also maintain a fire to 0.5 metres in height and 0.5 metres in diameter.Park visitors are also reminded to never leave a campfire unattended and to extinguish it before leaving.
13 April 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his concern to Bahrain’s Foreign Minister about the violence in the country in which demonstrators have been killed or injured, and called for maximum restraint and caution. During their meeting in Doha, Qatar, on the margins of the Libya Contact Group meeting, Mr. Ban was briefed by Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa on recent developments in Bahrain.The country is one of several in the Middle East and North Africa that has been rocked this year by protests calling for increased freedoms and democratic reforms. The Government’s crackdown on protesters has draw criticism from UN officials, including the High Commissioner for Human Rights.The Secretary-General said he hoped the situation would calm down and that serious, inclusive dialogue with all stakeholders could start as soon as possible, according to his spokesperson.In this context, he urged all the parties to respond constructively to the call for a dialogue, stating that it was important to accommodate the aspirations of the people. read more
Media reports indicate at least 30 people were killed when a bomb was planted near a bus terminal, and more than 60 others were injured.In a statement issued by his spokesperson Mr. Ban noted the high casualty toll, particularly the number of children killed or wounded.“He extends his heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and reiterates the continued solidarity of the United Nations with the people and Government of Pakistan in their continuing efforts to confront terrorism and extremism,” the statement said. 10 January 2012Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing in the north-western Pakistani town of Jamrud earlier today that has left dozens of people dead or wounded.
The Government today said it has received the second installment as part of the deal on the Hambantota Port.The Sri Lanka Ports Authority said it received 97.365 million US dollars from China Merchant Port Holdings as part of the second installment. Subsequent to the agreement signed between the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and China Merchant Port Holdings Co. Ltd., US $ 292.1 million had been credited to the US Dollar account of the Government of Sri Lanka maintained at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as the initial payment for the lease. As per the agreement, after one month from the effective date 10% of investment value should be paid, 30% of value should be paid after 03 months and the remaining 60% of value should be paid within 06 months.China Merchants Port Holdings Company Ltd. (CMPort) owns 85% and Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) owns 15% of the stake in Hambantota International Port Group Ltd. (HIPG), which will undertake the project identified to restructure the Hambantota Port development and transform it to be a commercially-viable national asset in collaboration with the SLPA with an envisaged investment of $794 million.Hambantota International Port Services Ltd. (HIPS), which will own common user facilities, will be 58% owned by HIPG, and 42% by the SLPA. Last month the Government received US $ 292.1 million as the first payment for the port agreement. Under the 99-year lease agreement, CMPort will agree to invest an amount of up to US$ 1.12 billion into Hambantota Port and Hambantota port and marine-related activities. (Colombo Gazette) The in Hambantota was formally handed over to a China-Sri Lanka joint venture company on December 9.Following the signing of an agreement, the port operations was handed over to Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS). read more
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today distributed aid brought to Afghanistan by police and firefighters from New York City, according to a spokesperson for the agency.”Food and blankets are being distributed as we speak to more than 700 orphaned children in Kabul,” Jordan Dey told reporters in Islamabad. The aid was delivered to the Bagram air base by an Ilyouchin 76 cargo plane carrying 14 New York City firefighters and police officers. “A four-truck WFP convoy met them, then departed immediately for the Tahiya Masqan orphanage,” Dey said. Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today reported that as the situation in Afghanistan gradually improves, refugees are returning to the war-stricken country. Some 2,500 Afghans returned yesterday, according to agency spokesperson Maki Shinohara. “The returning refugees said they were hopeful for a better future in Afghanistan.”The agency hopes to re-establish its office in the southwest Afghan border town of Zaranj “as soon as it is logistically possible,” said Shinohara. “Together with UNHCR’s office in Zabol in Iran, we are preparing to send in relief supplies to the displaced people in southwest Afghanistan, which has been struck severely by drought.” read more
In a statement released at its headquarters in Paris, UNESCO said the community multimedia centres (CMCs), which will have radio, telephone and fax facilities, as well as computers, connected to the Internet, will be built in three countries: Mali, Mozambique and Senegal.The multi-million dollar project is being run in conjunction with the Swiss Agency for Development and Change (SDC). Already there are 20 CMCs established across Africa under an earlier UNESCO pilot scheme.The additional 150 CMCs will be launched on Wednesday at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, in a ceremony featuring UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure, Mozambique’s President Joaquim Alberto Chissano and Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade.UNESCO said that some services offered by the CMCs would operate commercially, helping the centres to become financially self-supporting.The agency added that the existing CMCs are providing tens of thousands of people with indirect access to online information, including many people with low literacy skills.The centres are being used by many small businesses for bookkeeping, by others to scan ancient manuscripts and photographs of ancestors and by voters to obtain electoral information. read more
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Aggie Days readies for 30th anniversary The countdown is on for this year’s Stampede Clock, Stock and Barrel trials.On April 11th, the best handlers and their stock dogs will be moving sheep through a course and competing for the fastest time. The free event is part of Aggie Days, and annual exhibition aimed at teaching youth about the importance of agriculture. Aggie Days starts for school kids April 8 and is open to the public April 11 & 12. by News Staff Posted Mar 25, 2015 7:54 am MDT
BluMetric Environmental Inc has been awarded a $1.5 million contract by a Northern Ontario (Canada) client, to start immediately, and run until approximately July, 2017. The company is becoming more active in all stages of the analysis, planning, construction, and execution of solutions for clients. In addition, BluMetric’s deep experience has enabled it to develop a unique and innovative application of barrier-wall technology to intercept water.In this project, the primary focus of the work will be water resources and civil engineering, as well as hydrogeology for a water management project. More specifically, BluMetric will conduct field investigations, including drilling wells and boreholes, excavating profiles and test pits, sampling groundwater and surface water, and conducting a pilot test for an innovative barrier-wall application. Subsequent design work will include a full-scale barrier wall, water storage ponds, pumping stations, pipelines and wells for interception, collection and storage of impacted water prior to treatment.“Our business development strategy has been to focus on sensitive and challenging environments like the north; on sectors with strong defined needs, such as mining; and on areas of increasing demand, such as hydrogeology,” said Roger Woeller, CEO of BluMetric. “This has resulted in significant contract awards in our target sectors, and is powering solid ongoing growth from the services side with significant potential for our systems delivery side.” read more
The best right wing at the last EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia, German NT member, Christian Sprenger decided to leave NT in order to save energy and health for his duties in THW Kiel:– Reason for my decision is a lot of problems with injures in past few years, because I couldn’t play on the best level in my team or for Germany. Decision was tough because my dream was and still is to play for Germany. I would like to play on the best level for some more years. Thanks to all people with whom I worked together… Christian SprengerGerman handballTHW Kiel ← Previous Story Koper wants in TOP 8, Brumen: “Hall will be over-full” Next Story → Slovenia hosts European Masters Handball Championships
Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 7:58 AM By Paul Hosford EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.iebrings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #BEAST FROM THE EAST: The Beast has arrived, bringing with it a red weather warning.2. #DISRUPTION: The weather is causing travel disruption around the country, with Luas, bus and air services particularly impacted.3. #ADVICE: Here is all of the advice for staying safe and warm during Storm Emma.4. #BREXIT: The draft legal text for the UK’s exit from the EU will be published today, with all eyes on Ireland.5. #CORK: A proposal has been made to name a new bridge in Cork after the “Irish Oskar Schindler”.6. #POETRY: A man has been jailed for stabbing his neighbour in a row over poetry.7. #SCHOOLS: Schools are closing across the country, but the Department of Education says it is a decision for each school to make itself.8. #TROLLEYS: A man who spent 30 hours on a trolley in a hospital has shared his story.9. #KUSHNER: Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has lost his top-level security clearance according to reports in the US. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 10,551 Views Share3 Tweet Email No Comments Image: Shutterstock/Seqoya Feb 28th 2018, 7:59 AM Image: Shutterstock/Seqoya http://jrnl.ie/3875883 Short URL The 9 at 9: Wednesday Here’s what you need to know under all that snow. read more
The lecture Dealing with Destruction: The Anatolian Genocide will be given by Mr Dean Kalimniou as part of season three (August – October 2013) of Greek History and Culture Seminars.Dean Kalimniou is a Melbourne solicitor and freelance journalist.The seminars are held by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria.When: Thursday 26 September at 7:00 pmWhere: Kelvin Club, Melbourne Place, opposite the Russell St Greater Union CinemasFor more information, contact GOCMV, at (03) 9662 2722 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook News Broadway Has Highest Grossing Year In 2018, Thanks To ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ & More Email Broadway Has Highest Grossing Year In 2018 broadway-has-highest-grossing-year-2018-thanks-harry-potter-and-cursed-child-more The holiday week ending Dec. 30 saw 378,910 attendees, roughly 23 percent more than the week beforeJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 8, 2019 – 5:38 pm Broadway had quite the year in 2018—the industry saw its highest grossing and most attended calendar year with a $1.825 billion in grosses.According to Deadline, the boost is thanks to newcomers To Kill A Mockingbird and Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, as well as classic favorites like Chicago, The Lion King and Wicked breaking year-end weekly box office records. Altogether, productions brought in 14.37 million people during the year, beating 2017’s 13.74 million.The end of the year saw a spike in attendance; the week ending Dec. 30 saw 378,910 attendees, roughly 23 percent more than the week before. All 39 productions grossed a total of $57,807,272, 41 percent more than the previous week. (Deadline notes that a discrepancy in percentages is due to a rise in ticket price.)Many productions broke records that busy holiday week, most of them house records, including Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, which broke the Broadway record for weekly ticket grosses for a play.READ: Michael Jackson Musical To Land On Broadway In 2020To Kill A Mocking Bird earned $1,701,684, breaking a record for an American play, while Hamilton became the first Broadway production to make the $4 million mark with its $4,041,493 grosses. The last few years have seen a continuous rise in grosses: 2017 brought in 1.637 billion, 2016 $1.367 billion and 2015 $1.354 billion. Pit Players: Meet The Musicians Behind Broadway’s Biggest Shows Twitter read more
$399 The 17 best health and fitness apps for Apple Watch Apple CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple Watch has the global smartwatch market in hand. Érika García/CNET The global smartwatch market is experiencing what one analyst called “impressive” growth. And Apple is still leading the way, by a wide margin.Manufacturers shipped 12 million smartwatches during the second quarter of 2019, a 44% increase over the same quarter last year, market analyst Strategy Analytics reported Tuesday. Much of that growth is attributable to consumers increasingly accessorizing their smartphones with fitness-focused wearables, Strategy Analytics said.Apple retained its market share crown, boosting its size of the pie from 44.4% to 46.4% on 5.7 million units shipped during the quarter. Apple Watch remains a long way ahead of the chasing pack …[and] has fended off strong competition from hungry rivals like Fitbit,” Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement. “Apple remains the clear smartwatch market leader.”Apple has made a big push into the health and fitness industry, providing more health data to people through its devices, including step-counting on the iPhone and heart-rate tracking on the Apple Watch.In a January interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook trumpeted the company’s efforts in health care.”This is an area that I believe, if you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ It will be about health,” Cook said.No. 2 Samsung also recorded impressive market share growth, going from 10.5% to 15.9% on 2 million units shipped. Much of Apple and Samsung’s market share growth appears to be at the expense of third-place Fitbit, which saw its share decline from 15.2% to 9.8%.”Fitbit has struggled to compete with Apple Watch at the higher end of the smartwatch market, while its new Versa Lite model has struggled to take-off at the lower end,” Mawston said. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $349 See All Post a comment Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) Best Buy See It $399 Apple Watch Series 4 See It Adorama Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements • Wearable Tech Fitness See It News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? Apple Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $349 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See it Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier reading • Apple still tops growing global smartwatch market 18 Photos Fitbit Samsung Apple Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) 0 Tags How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG app Share your voice read more
New Delhi:A man has been arrested for raping a five-year-old girl in Delhi, the police said on Friday. According to the police, the incident took place on Tuesday afternoon. The accused identified as Nanhey, a resident of Bulandshahr, allegedly lured the girl with and took her to a deserted area in Dwarka’a Sector 23 area. “After raping her, he left her and fled. Locals spotted the girl coming out of the deserted area and informed the police. She was rushed to the hospital where doctors confirmed rape. A team was formed to find out the family of the girl. After appropriate efforts, the parents of the girl, who work as daily labourers, were found,” said a senior police officer. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us A case was registered and during investigation, police found a CCTV footage of the area where Nanhey was seen holding the hand of the girl and walking out of the area. “Search was launched and Nanhey was arrested on Tuesday evening from Dwarka,” the officer said. According to the police, the man was an alcoholic and kept doing odd jobs. read more
Chilukanagar: Residents of the area division on Friday submitted a memorandum to MLA Bethi Subhash Reddy, seeking CC road near Bangaru Maisamma temple. The MLA directed GHMC executive engineer Rajaiah to come up with proposals for laying the road. The residents thanked the MLA for responding immediately. TRS leaders B Praveen, Narsing Rao, Kondal Reddy, Subadra, Saritha, Usha, Anjalamma and others were present.
Nalgonda: Continuing their protest against the National Medical Council Bill, the members of Indian Medical Association of Neelagiri branch have called for 24-hour suspension of all medical services on Thursday as part of Vydya Garjana.This is the second time that the bandh is observed in response to the call given by the IMA. As part of their protest, doctors assembled at IMA building and discussed the NMC Bill and its draconian sections against medical profession and medical services. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Speaking on NMC Bill, IMA Neelagiri branch president Dr Pulla Rao said that poor people in sub-centres of Primary Health Centres would be at the mercy of community health providers who would be trained for only six months. “With their limited knowledge, these health providers will play with the lives of poor people,” he said. Dr PVN Murthy, Secretary, IMA asked when entire medical community has been agitating against the Bill, how could the government proceed with the Bill? Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us Dr Jayaprakash Reddy, State Council Member, IMA said when medical university was conducting examinations for four years where is the necessity for all India final MBBS examination? He further added that they cannot agitate like trade unions creating disturbances on the street as they are well-behaved and service-oriented professionals. “The government is taking us granted which is most unfortunate,” he said. Advertise With Us “When students study with hard work for four-and-a-half years with one-year internship, how can trainees who study the course for six months equal them? Is it not injustice to rural people?” Dr Vasantha Kumari questioned. Dr Raghavender Reddy, Pulmonologist, said with the misuse of drugs by quacks and unqualified people, there have been many cases of kidney diseases and heart failures. “Pain killers, steroids are used indiscriminately by the quacks. With overuse of antibiotics people are developing resistance to drugs. Who will control them?” he asked. Young doctors spoke against the Bill as it was neither people-friendly nor doctor-friendly. They also condemned the police attack on a medico in Vijayawada. Meanwhile, the doctors expressed their deep regret for the inconvenience caused to the people due to frequent strikes. read more
.BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia sat in a meeting with her party’s standing committee members on Saturday night to finalise the party’s candidate for the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral post, reports news agency UNB.The meeting began around 9:40pm at the BNP chief’s Gulshan office.A party standing committee member, wishing anonymity, said the meeting has been convened mainly to finalise the party’s mayoral candidate for the DNCC by-polls.Khaleda Zia also had a meeting with the top leaders of BNP-led 20-party alliance last week over the issue.At the meeting, the alliance leaders assured Khaleda of extending their support to the BNP candidate she will nominate to contest the by-election.As per the schedule declared by the Election Commission, the by-polls to the DNCC mayoral post will be held on 26 February. read more
Windows 10: control Bitlocker during upgrades by Martin Brinkmann on May 08, 2018 in Windows – 2 commentsWhen you upgrade a Windows 10 device protected by BitLocker to a new feature update version of Windows 10, for example from Windows 10 version 1703 to Windows 10 version 1803, BitLocker is suspended during the upgrade process.Suspension does not mean that the entire drive gets decrypted during the process; instead, it makes the encryption key available “in the clear” so that data is “available to everyone”.Data that gets written to the disk is still encrypted. A suspended BitLocker protection on a device does not run validation checks during startup. Administrators could use the Suspend Bitlocker Powershell script in the past to suspend BitLocker protection, for example, before upgrading to a new version of Windows or upgrading device firmware.A security researcher discovered a bypass option during upgrades to access BitLocker encrypted data.Windows 10: control Bitlocker during upgradesWindows suspended BitLocker encryption automatically during feature upgrades to a new version.Microsoft added new command line options to Windows 10 version 1803 to control BitLocker behavior during the upgrade:Setup.exe /BitLocker AlwaysSuspend – Always suspend bitlocker during upgrade.Setup.exe /BitLocker TryKeepActive – Enable upgrade without suspending bitlocker but if upgrade, does not work then suspend bitlocker and complete the upgrade.Setup.exe /BitLocker ForceKeepActive – Enable upgrade without suspending bitlocker, but if upgrade does not work, fail the upgrade.The new setup options work on Windows 10 version 1803 and later, and only on devices running Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise. Other requirements are that Secure Boot needs to be enabled and that TPM is available and that only a TPM protector is being used.Michael Niehaus reports that you can use the commands on Windows 10 version 1709 machines that get upgraded to version 1803 as well.The default upgrade option is set to /BitLocker AlwaysSuspend on retail devices. This is no change to the behavior in the past as BitLocker will be suspended during the upgrade if you don’t supply another command line parameter.You can use /BitLocker TryKeepActive to try and keep BitLocker enabled during the upgrade. Windows 10 attempts to keep it enabled but if it does not work will suspend BitLocker to process the upgrade.The switch /BitLocker ForceKeepActive on the other hand enforces BitLocker encryption during upgrades. The upgrade will fail if errors occur because of BitLocker being enabled.Microsoft switched the default command to /BitLocker TryKeepActive on Windows 10 Insider Builds. It is likely that Microsoft will switch retail builds to the parameter as well in the future.Now You: do you use BitLocker or other drive encryption software?Related articlesBlock “You need to format the disk” message in WindowsCould VeraCrypt become the next TrueCrypt?Forensic tool to decrypt TrueCrypt, Bitlocker and PGP containers and disks releasedMicrosoft: Windows 10 Bitlocker is slower, but also betterSpeed up the migration of encrypted drives to another softwareSummaryArticle NameWindows 10: control Bitlocker during upgradesDescriptionMicrosoft added new command line options to Windows 10 version 1803 to control BitLocker behavior during the upgrade to keep it alive and not suspend BitLocker during upgrades.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement read more
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Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Comments Share Associated PressMADRID (AP) – The military chief for of the violent Basque separatist group ETA was arrested Sunday in southern France along with another man accused of being his assistant, Spanish authorities said.Oroitz Gurruchaga Gogorza and Xabier Aramburu were taken into custody in the small rural town of Cauna in southwestern France by French police working with Spanish authorities, Spain’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. Patients with chronic pain give advice More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family ETA has killed 829 people since the late 1960s in bombings and shootings aimed at forcing the creation of a Basque homeland in northern Spain and southwestern France. It is classified as a terrorist organization by Spain, the United States and the European Union.ETA declared in October it had laid down its weapons for good.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Both men were armed with handguns and traveling in a stolen car with falsified license plates when they were arrested, the ministry said.Gurruchaga, 30, joined ETA in 2008 and rapidly rose through its ranks to become the group’s top military commander, the ministry said, and also led ETA’s recruitment efforts. Aramburu , 32, fled to France in 2010 after being accused of carrying out several bombing attacks, including a 2008 car bombing that wounded people, the ministry said.ETA has killed 829 people since the late 1960s in a campaign of bombings, shootings and extortion aimed at forcing the creation of a Basque homeland in northern Spain and southwestern France. It is classified as a terrorist organization by Spain, the United States and the European Union.But the group has been decimated in recent years by waves of arrests, and declared last October that it was laying down its weapons for good.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.Spanish and French police have arrested two suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA.Spain’s Interior Ministry says that happened Sunday in the small rural town of Cauna in southwest France and that both suspects are believed to be part of ETA’s “military” wing. Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths read more