Roberts Bank Coastal Geomorphology Study Continues

first_imgThe Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is continuing field studies in February 2018 as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.The Project is a proposed new three‐berth container terminal that would provide 2.4 million TEUs of additional container capacity annually.The Scheme is undergoing a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel, under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, and requires other permits and authorizations before it can proceed.According to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the field studies taking place in January include Coastal Geomorphology – one of the key components of the Environmental Assessment – and Abiotic Parameters Study.The study will assess geomorphic effects using historical data, site observations, and detailed field measurements. In addition, numerical modeling of tidal currents, waves, salinity, and sediment transport are also included in order to assess the physical response of Roberts Bank to the proposed development.Subject to regulatory approvals and permits, market conditions and a final investment decision, construction of the Project could begin in mid-2018 and would take approximately five-and-a-half years to complete.last_img read more

Dodgers talk to Puig after his latest arrest

first_imgIn this June 16, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig watches from the in the dugout during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have told outfielder Yasiel Puig the organization is “very disappointed” with his behavior in the wake of his second arrest this year for reckless driving.The team issued a statement Sunday that said Puig’s behavior “is a very serious issue to us.” The Dodgers said they would continue to educate the 23-year-old Cuban defector and strive to further develop his growth off the field.Puig was arrested Saturday in Naples, Fla., after the Florida Highway Patrol clocked him going 110 mph in a 70-mph zone.Authorities said Puig was arrested and charged with reckless driving and taken to the Collier County Jail for processing. Puig lives in the Miami area during the offseason.In April, when he was still in the minors, Puig was charged with reckless driving and speeding after Chattanooga, Tenn., police clocked him going 97 mph in a 50-mph zone. The charges were dismissed in November after Puig completed community service in Los Angeles.Puig was an instant sensation with the Dodgers last season, batting .319 with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs. He helped them reach the NL championship series, where they lost to St. Louis, and he was runner-up for the Rookie of the Year award.Puig signed a $42 million, seven-year contract in June 2012, a record for a Cuban defector. He received a $12 million signing bonus and made $2 million last season.last_img read more

Intercity Transit Operates on Veterans Day

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit operates on regular schedules on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. Customer Service, located in the Olympia Transit Center, will be open regular weekday hours, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the holiday.All route and schedule information is on our website at the holiday season approaches, please keep in mind that Intercity Transit will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. More information will be provided about these closures as they get closer.For information about Intercity Transit services, visit or call 360-786-1881.last_img

Social Media Secrets and Resources Revealed

first_imgTags:#start#startups#tips A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Presentation company Slideshare recently released its list of “5 Social Media Secrets for 2010”. While these secrets certainly sound like great suggestions, we thought we’d connect them to some concrete tactics and resources that you can use to improve your social media strategy. 1. Pay Attention to the Metrics:Slideshare illustrates how CMOs are looking to measure social media conversions for 2010. ReadWriteWeb recently wrote a post about social media ROI in late December. In addition to our suggestions for cash-related ROI, startups can also check out Robin Broitman’s Social Media Metrics Superlist for a look at some great measurement resources. 2. Scale Good Habits: Says Slideshare, “What works with 2 people won’t work with 20 people. Your entire team should be motivated to respond quickly, post consistently and talk like a human.” Some resources for determining your company’s goals and capabilities include the list of social media questions on Museum 2.0, DoshDosh’s article on campaign goal setting and Beth Kanter’s Social Media Strategy Map and Worksheet. In considering your “human voice”, check out the discussion between Echo’s Chris Saad and Altimeter Group’s Jeremiah Owyang. 3. Have Rules, But Trust People: According to Slideshare, executives need to “lead by example, rather than managing with a rule book.” We recently wrote a post about how blogging and tweeting leaders build better teams through shared learning, transparency and a culture of openness. Our early article on Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh also exhibits how more leaders are embracing the chaos of brand conversations. 4. Creativity and Personality Trump Big Budget: We’ve published a variety of posts on successful cause-related campaigns including Sloane Berrent’s Kiva fellowship and Beth Kanter’s work with ChipIn. Neither of these efforts were well funded, but both leveraged leaders’ creativity to increase engagement and response. 5. Listen, Listen, Listen: Early last year we wrote an article on how sentiment analysis would heat up in 2009. To track conversations about your company you can try ContextVoice, PostRank and/or Echo. For a look at your overall industry you might want to set up your very own Social Media Cheat Sheet. And finally, before your run out to tweak your own program, check out Sarah Perez’s “When Not to Use Social Media” article. If you’ve got social media secrets you’d like to share, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. dana oshirocenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

What is Open Source?

first_imgAuthor: Jim Langcuster This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. In 1999, Rob McEwen, the CEO of a struggling Canadian gold-mining company named Goldcorp, Inc., did something totally unexpected and radical at the time, especially within his industry.In an effort to locate more gold for extraction, he opened his company secrets to the world — all the geological data Goldcorp had compiled for decades — with an offer of $575,000 in prize money to the people who used this data to work out the best prospecting plans.As it turned out, a Finnish computer programmer named Linus Torvalds (pictured right) was a driving influence behind this radical idea.A generation ago, before the Worldwide Web had been invented, the Helsinki programmer created a simple version of the UNIX operating system, dubbed it Linux, and shared it with other programmers on a computer bulletin board.Anyone was free to use Linux and even to improve it, providing they shared these improvements with everyone else.  An informal structure emerged to manage ongoing improvements of this software.  In time, though, something even more significant occurred:  because it was free, reliable and convenient, Linux became the basis for many Web hosting services and ultimately, databases.In time, it also became embedded in the technologies and products of many highly profitable companies.Torvalds was scarcely aware of it at the time, but his creative inspiration formed much of the basis for one of the most far-reaching innovations in recent decades, and a new mode of economic production: open source.Even so, while Torvalds was a major influence, the single biggest factor has been the advent of Web 2.0.As Donald Tapscott and Anthony Williams contend in their bestselling book “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything,” the rapid acceleration of scientific and technological progress following the development of Web 2.0 has demonstrated  to growing numbers of companies and other entities that  holding resources and assets close to their chests is often self-defeating.Indeed, as McEwen discovered more than a decade ago, companies are increasingly finding it more profitable to share information in hopes of enlisting the diverse expertise available through virtual networking.One of the most noteworthy and potentially far-reaching examples of the new open-source approach is the Human Genome Project, an international research effort through which the sequence of human DNA will be stored in databases available to anyone on the Internet — an effort that is expected to benefit medical science in ways we can scarcely imagine.last_img read more

10 months agoReading defender O’Shea offers advice to Man Utd ace Pogba

first_imgReading defender O’Shea offers advice to Man Utd ace Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReading defender John O’Shea says the jury should still be out for Paul Pogba and his revival at Manchester United.Ahead of today’s FA Cup tie, O’Shea believes the midfielder must now discover consistency.”I remember Paul from the youth team. He was so bubbly, everybody knew he was a fantastic talent. He will be a huge star for United because there’s that ability. And once he concentrates on that, he’ll be a fantastic player for years to come. He won the World Cup, so he’s doing enough talking on the pitch, but he’s got to make sure he keeps doing it.”The best players maintain that level consistently season after season, and the attributes that he has, if he can maintain that, he will become like he’s showing at the minute — that player who scores goals, creates goals. And if he does that I’m sure the United fans will get right behind him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

2nd Annual Coldest Night of the Year exceeds expectations

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Although it may not have technically been the coldest night Fort St John has faced this year, it was chilly enough for the 2nd Annual Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser this past Saturday.The annual event attracted eighty-two walkers to take part in the two- and five-kilometre walks at North Lights College and along the Fish Creek Community Forest trails. All donations raised from the Coldest Night of the Year Walk will go directly to benefit Community Bridge. Community Bridge offers a variety of services to the needy in the local community including violence and homelessness prevention, counselling, women’s outreach and youth justice. Event organizer Faye Anstey said the event was an excellent opportunity to reflect on how we would feel if we were stuck outside like the homeless in our community.Participants enjoying some hot chilli after their chilly walks. Photo by Jessica TelizynThe goal was to raise $25,000, and as of Saturday, the online fundraiser had brought it over $19k. As the walk started, an immense amount of cash donations came in, which will not be counted and added to the total until the end of this week. Jamie Herrington raised $1,165 for the event, making her one of the biggest individual fundraisers to take part. She said her success in raising the money was due to being involved in the local community. “Being involved in different areas of the local community, like my fighting community gave me the ability to reach out to local gyms, and local businesses and meet them on a friend level to ask for their support.” In the coming years, Anstey said she hopes to add a 10-kilometre walk to the event. Donations are still being accepted at read more

Service sector predicts Canadian drilling activity will fall even more in 2019

first_imgOutgoing association chief executive Tom Whalen says the oilfield services sector in Canada is headed for a third year of stalled activity as export pipeline capacity constraints keep petroleum prices low.It forecasts an average Western Canadian Select price discount to New York-traded West Texas Intermediate of US$24.50 per barrel next year, about US$10 above typical differences.The forecast calls for activity to gradually ramp up during 2019 as crude-by-rail volumes rise to allow more barrels to get to market.PSAC announced Thursday that former Alberta cabinet minister and provincial trade representative Gary Mar will become its new president and CEO as of Dec. 1.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is predicting more pain for the oil and gas sector next year.It predicts a total of 6,600 wells will be drilled in Canada in 2019, down about five percent from an expected 6,980 wells this year, adding that translates to a year-over-year decrease of up to $1.8 billion in capital spending by exploration and production companies.On a provincial basis for 2019, PSAC estimates 3,532 wells to be drilled in Alberta, and 2,422 wells for Saskatchewan, representing year-over-year decreases of 221 and 110 wells, respectively. At 255 wells, drilling activity in Manitoba is expected to drop by 16 wells year-over-year, whilst activity in British Columbia is projected to decrease from 415 wells in 2018 to 382 wells in 2019.last_img read more

HC judge recuses himself from hearing lobbyist Talwar’s plea

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi High Court judge on Monday recused himself from hearing alleged lobbyist Deepak Talwar’s plea challenging his detention by Indian agencies after he was deported from the UAE.Justice Siddharth Mridul, who was heading the bench, also comprising Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, recused from hearing the matter without assigning any reason. “The matter will be heard by a bench in which one of us, Justice Siddharth Mridul is not a member,” he said, adding “less said the better”. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The matter would be listed for hearing before another bench on March 14. In his habeas corpus plea, Talwar has claimed that his arrest and custody from January 30 onwards was illegal detention. He has alleged that his fundamental rights were violated by the authorities. A habeas corpus petition is a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or in court, especially to secure his release, unless lawful grounds are shown for his detention. The bench had earlier sought the response of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in which the agency had said that persons involved in large-scale money laundering and serious financial frauds have made it a practice to challenge various provisions of the PMLA, including the agency’s power to arrest. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe ED had contended that a subterfuge was craftily designed by the “unscrupulous litigants” to bypass the exercise of filing a regular bail plea before the court concerned by directly seeking a habeas corpus writ or bail or anticipatory bail under the garb of challenging the constitutional validity of certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It had alleged that Talwar, who was in judicial custody, acted as a middleman in negotiations to favour foreign private airlines, causing loss to national carrier Air India. The ED had said Talwar was arrested by its competent officers under the PMLA and he was in custody pursuant to a valid remand order passed by a competent court, the jurisdiction of which was not in question, and that the habeas corpus writ was “not maintainable”. Talwar has claimed in his plea that when he was in Dubai, a travel ban was imposed on him by a court there in a commercial dispute, due to which he could not return to India despite repeated requests. His counsel had earlier contended before the court that the government of India had “abducted” Talwar, adding that he was summoned to appear on February 4, but was picked up and not extradited.last_img read more