Water restrictions for oil and gas industry have been implemented by the BCOGC

first_imgMore information can be found on the B.C. Government Drought Information page; CLICK HEREApplications for water diversion:Given local variability, it is possible some streams in the areas under suspension will have recovered sufficiently to allow some water withdrawal. The Commission will review new applications for diversion, or requests to use existing approvals, on a site-specific basis.Operators are requested to do the following to support their application or request to use an existing Section 10 approval:1. Limit the application to water volumes and points of diversion that are realistic to the specific operational needs for the upcoming months.2. For new applications for diversion for water from rivers and streams, or to request use of existing approvals, provide a good discharge measurement at the point(s) of diversion, to provide information on current flow conditions in relation to the volume of water requested. The discharge measurement will be collected to an acceptable hydrometric standard by a qualified individual.3. For new applications for diversion from lakes, or reactivation of existing approvals, provide information on lake bathymetry:a. Surface area (hectares).b. Depth (metres). If lake depth information is not already available from provincial databases or previous surveys, obtain depth measurements at points along two transects representing the long and short lake axes, to determine maximum lake depth.c. VolumeAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – All previously approved water diversions under Section 10 of the Water Sustainability Act are immediately suspended by the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC), due to drought conditions.Peace River Watershed: Alces River Beatton River (Doig River, Osborne River, Blueberry River) Farrell Creek Cache CreekTributaries to the Kiskatinaw River (but does not include the Kiskatinaw River)- Advertisement -Liard River Watershed:  Fontas River  Kantah River  Petitot River  Gutah Creek  Hay RiverThe suspension does not apply to the main channel of the Peace River or Dinosaur Lake and the diversion and use of water stored in dugouts or dams are not suspended.Water levels are anticipated to continue dropping until significant rain falls in the area. The Commission will assist industry in identifying options for alternative short-term water supply should it be required during this period of drought. Low streamflow conditions are escalating concerns for impacts to fish, aquatic resources and community supply in the above basins.Advertisementlast_img read more

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A different perspective

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“It’s to give them alternative means of expressing themselves, rather than violence and self-destructive behaviors,” said Elizabeth Converse, executive director of California Living Histories, a nonprofit organization that provides art and literacy programs for youngsters in Pasadena, Sierra Madre and other San Gabriel Valley cities. “It gets them out of their homes. Most of their families have both parents working or not around, or might have a negative environment, or might be foster kids,” said Converse, who was the exhibit’s project manager. Digital cameras were given to the teens, who then were taught how to download and work with the photos in a computer laboratory at John Muir High School. The participants also did their writing in the lab. “We use photography as a language,” Converse explained. “We taught them how to notice and share their visions of their own lives and communities and families. It’s visual literacy, and the kids really need a voice and need to express themselves.” Marquasha Kitchen, 13, an eighth-grader at Charles Eliot Middle School, focused on her 14-year-old friend and role model, Pasadena High School freshman Taylor Walk. The two like to chat on the phone and go to church together. “She taught me that you shouldn’t worry about when people are talking about you,” Kitchen said. “Just keep doing what you have to do and get good grades.” Kitchen expressed interest in being a National Geographic photographer when the idea of traveling to other countries to shoot pictures was presented to her. “I hope I get a camera for Christmas so I can keep taking pictures,” she said. Converse noted that some of the students involved don’t have digital cameras and computers at home like the ones made available to them during the summer course. “They are vulnerable to poverty, gang activity and poor schools,” she said. “They do not have access to this kind of technology in their homes, necessarily.” Terrell Joyce, 12, who attends Blair International Baccalaureate School, said he doesn’t think his father, Sylvester Joyce III, noticed when he took an intense close-up at Louisiana Fried Chicken & Doughnuts while they were eating. His father, a construction worker, appears sweaty, tattooed and wearing torn, white tank top. “I got to know what it felt like to be a photographer,” said Terrell, whose 18-year-old brother, C.J., also took the summer class. Converse said the $25,000 project was funded by the California Council for the Humanities, the Flintridge Foundation and the Pasadena Community Foundation, along with private donors. At 3 p.m. today, award-winning novelist and journalist Jervey Tervalon, who helped teach the summer class, will lead a panel discussion about the significance of the teens’ work. “They’re being treated as real (college) candidates, just as if they went to a magnet school,” Converse said. “They have the same innate gifts and talents, and they’re fascinating. What they have to say is absolutely mesmerizing. They’re not different than any other youth – they just don’t have the same opportunities.” molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Their visions are free from bullets, blood and brawls. The photographs and words that will decorate the walls of the Jackie Robinson Community Center beginning this afternoon show smiling faces, scenic views and beautiful buildings – a softer side of life in Northwest Pasadena as seen through the eyes of 25 of the area’s teenagers. In the past year, the city’s troubled northwest corner has been riddled with gang activity and multiple homicides. The last week of September alone saw the murders of two young people, including a 17-year-old boy. But the exhibit, titled, “New Words-New Visions,” the culmination of an intensive five-week writing and photography class, is a welcome ray of sunshine in an area sometimes viewed as gloomy and dangerous. last_img read more

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Deputy Speaker of House Labour Case Awaits Verdict

first_img JENGTEN AWARDED $13,000 IN LABOUR DISPUTE Employment Ministry launches consultation for new Employment laws Related Items:belonger, josephine connelly, labour tribunal, nicola jentgen Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Oct 2014 – The Labour Tribunal will likely set an important precedent when it reveals its ruling in the case of Tropical Auto and Nicola Jentgen; a high profile labour matter as it involves the country’s Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Josephine Connolly. Jentgen, who is from Jamaica told Manetic Media she did not file the complaint to get her job back… she wants to paid compensation of seven month’s salary and accrued vacation after a sudden termination in January which she believes was motivated by something other than denial of a worker’s permit. In a final submission, attorney for Tropical Auto, Joe Connolly explained that what Jentgen was asking of his company would have been in contravention to the law, and actually exposes that the Immigration Ordinance and the Labour Ordinance clash. While Miss Jentgen, who represented herself, is under the strong impression that her labour clearance also meant she had legal status in the country, when I checked in at the Labour Department it was explained that a labour clearance does not do that… in fact, I was shown documentation that employers are in writing informed: “You are advised that the issue of a Labour Clearance does not in any way constitute approval to commence employment.” Mr Connolly said Tropical Auto was instructed to find a Belonger to fill the post and with the denial of Jentgen’s work permit, that is what they did. Nicola had been working at Tropical Auto eight years. Presentations on the matter concluded yesterday at the Tribunal. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Art Forbes continues as Labour court judge Recommended for youlast_img read more

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CW Business Earns Fortinet Platinum Partner Recognition

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Feb 2016 – MIAMI, FL, February 22, 2016 – C&W Business, part of Cable & Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC), today announces it has been recognized as a Fortinet Platinum Partner. To receive Platinum status, C&W Business demonstrated that it had successfully achieved all Fortinet certification requirements and training programmes needed to deliver the highest levels of partnership, performance and commitment. As a certified Platinum partner, C&W Business are experts in delivering Fortinet’s superior, next generation multi-threat security solutions to their customers across the Caribbean and Latin American region. C&W Business has a proven track record of delivering managed security services over a vast range of advanced security technologies, such as Web Application Firewall, Email Security, DDOS protection, Advanced Persistent Threat protection, among others. C&W Business offers unparalleled skills in the region, with local resources across 26 countries and experts with the highest certification levels across the board. C&W Business has successfully deployed complex security solutions, using Fortinet’s technology, in large and medium companies from a number of different sectors –including Banking, Retail, Government and BPO.“This recognition as a Platinum Partner highlights our dedication to be the most complete ICT Solutions provider in the Caribbean and Latin American region. Security is a topic that is high in CIO’s minds and we take that very seriously,” said Daniel Peiretti, SVP Product Development, C&W Business. “We have focused in hiring and certifying security experts and giving them the tools necessary to ensure our customers enjoy peace of mind with their network”, added Peiretti. Security threats are on the rise so corporations and government agencies alike must do everything to protect their networks and their data. C&W Business employs security experts in their Security Operation Centers (SOC) throughout the region to monitor their network 24X7X365.“We are excited to recognize C&W Business as a Platinum Partner, based on their strong commitment to delivering innovative solutions that drive customer success,” said Pedro Paixao, General Manager, Latin America, at Fortinet. “C&W Business plays an important role in transforming customers, across multiple industries, into more agile, connected and secure companies that can rest assured their most important assets and the assets of their end-users are protected.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cable & wireless communications, Platinum Partnerlast_img read more

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Lonely Island Plot FirstEver US Tour To Follow Bonnoroo Appearance

first_img Lonely Island Plot First U.S. Tour In June lonely-island-plot-first-ever-us-tour-follow-bonnoroo-appearance Facebook Twitter News Lonely Island Plot First-Ever U.S. Tour To Follow Bonnoroo Appearance Email The comedic pop trio plan to hit the road, tongues planted firmly in cheek, for eight dates across the U.S. In JuneNate HertweckGRAMMYs Feb 20, 2019 – 11:52 am GRAMMY-nominated pop comedy outfit Lonely Island have announced their first-ever tour. The trek will take them through eight U.S. cities, starting with an appearance at Bonnoroo in Manchester, Tenn.on June 15 and hitting Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Detroit and more before wrapping in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 29.The trio, made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, have been releasing hilarious original music since their 2009 debut album, Incredibad. They earned their first nomination at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “I’m On A Boat.” Two years later, their sophomore album Turtleneck & Chain was nominated for Best Comedy Album. Their latest album, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping , served as the soundtrack to their pop-music mockumentary of the same name.The tour announcement comes on the heels of the band’s newly revealed plans to produce a film spoofing the Fyre Fest fiasco with actor Seth Rogen. For a full list of dates and ticket information, visit the band’s website. Dave Chappelle Wins Best Comedy Album | 61st GRAMMY AwardsRead morelast_img read more

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Presidential hopeful Yang becomes the crypto candidate

first_img Presidential candidate Andrew Yang talks geo-engineering,… Comments Tags Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: What the heck is blockchain? Blockchain Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Donald Trump 12:10 Cryptocurrencies are far more complicated than the rise and fall of bitcoin. People have mostly treated them as assets to invest or speculate in. Cryptocurrencies can also serve a purpose similar to plain old money used to buy and sell things, or to store value.The accounting mechanism behind cryptocurrencies, called blockchain, can be used for all sorts of record keeping, like the sale of houses or the tracking of inventory. “The blockchain has vast potential,” Yang wrote.Yang: Not every crypto asset is a securityYang argues that US regulations must differentiate between cryptocurrencies used as money and cryptocurrencies used as securities, like company stock, that you can invest in. He also calls for consumer protections for cryptocurrency transactions, as well as simpler tax rules for buying and selling digital assets.Today, the IRS treats cryptocurrency largely as a security. If you buy some cryptocurrency and it rises in value, you have to pay tax on any profits you make when you sell it. That tax treatment is at odds with the idea that cryptocurrency can function as money. 1:49 Andrew Yang, son of an IBM researcher and university systems administrator, is a techno-savvy candidate for president. What’s with the MATH hat? He told CNBC: “One of my supporters said something to me — that the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math.” Alex Wong/Getty Images Cryptocurrency is now an official issue in the US presidential election.You’re probably most familiar with cryptocurrency by way of bitcoin, which soared in value in 2017 then mostly collapsed in 2018. But the technology spreads far beyond that, and presidential candidate Andrew Yang says now’s the time for clearer government rules to encourage its development in the US.Yang, a tech entrepreneur and now one of at least 18 Democratic challengers to Donald Trump, is far from the frontrunner for an election that’s still a year and a half away. But the fact that he’s weighing in at all shows that cryptocurrency and related technology, like blockchain, isn’t just an obsession of crypto-anarchists who want a high-tech alternative to a safe full of Krugerrands.If Yang gets his way, cryptocurrencies could become more useful and move beyond early problems like initial coin offering (ICO) scams and criminal payment uses. Maybe they’ll even be something you use in your daily life.Today’s rules, including federal and some state laws, have had “a chilling effect on the US digital asset market,” and laws haven’t kept up with cryptocurrency developments, Yang said in policy paper published Thursday. “Uncertainty in what regulatory framework will develop is causing US investment in the area to lag behind the investment of other countries.” Politics Tech Industry 3 Though Yang shows a certain enthusiasm for cryptocurrency issues, at least compared with his Democratic rivals, that doesn’t mean everybody in the cryptocurrency world is a fan. One person’s clear regulation and consumer protection is another person’s government meddling.For example, one person in Reddit’s cryptocurrency forum assessed Yang’s cryptocurrency proposal as an effort to “tax it to oblivion” and require us to report all past and current cryptocurrency holdings to the IRS.Andrew Yang, cryptocurrency candidateYang had already staked out a claim as the cryptocurrency candidate in his 2018 announcement, in which he said he’d accept donations in bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies. The process isn’t simple, though, and requires “a 15-minute phone call with a member of the compliance team.”Meanwhile, Yang also would like to see the US get rid of a financial instrument he sees as obsolete: the penny.Andrew YangYang during an interview at CNET in March. Jesse Orrall/CNET “It costs more to make a penny than it is worth,” which means taxpayers have to pay $70 million a year, Yang argues. “Getting rid of them will save us money and time. Good for the environment too.”Yang, the son of an IBM researcher and university systems administrator, is a techno-savvy candidate. In an interview at CNET in March, Yang discussed everything from drones to deplatforming people on social media to Trump’s Space Force. Among other technology related stances in his policy positions, Yang wants to:Create a Department of Technology to regulate AI from its headquarters in Silicon Valley.Pay all adults $1,000 a month in a universal basic income designed to “prevent the massive disruption” that’s coming as technology like AI automates people’s jobs.Restore net neutrality through FCC oversight of internet service providers.Shift to new security algorithms that quantum computers can’t crack and research those potentially radical machines to “develop our own systems ahead of our geopolitical rivals.”Modernize the US electrical grid, with smart meters in houses and tariffs to encourage renewable energy.Pay for body cameras on all police officers.Move to a value-added tax system, common in other countries, which Yang believes will function better as technology automates today’s jobs.Combat climate change by investing in technology to capture carbon dioxide and geoengineering, such as attempts to have the atmosphere reflect more of the sun’s energy back into space. He also is in favor of nuclear energy.Invest in more technology to monitor border security.Appoint a news ombudsman to find and banish fraudulent accounts on social media in order to curb misinformation and foreign intervention in elections.It’ll be difficult to finding political consensus on any of those issues, much less to win an election on them. But as the digital revolution spreads to every corner of our lives, expect more politicians to acquire Yang’s taste for tech.last_img read more

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Corrogan Vaughn Frequent Republican Candidate and Son of Prominent Baltimore Pastor Dies

first_img(Updated 8/19/2017) Corrogan R. Vaughn, a Republican candidate for multiple offices over the years and the son of Dr. Lillian Purnell Bowser Vaughn and Rev. Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn, the long time Pastor of venerable Sharon Baptist Church in West Baltimore, died Thursday night at his family’s home. He was 51.Corrogan R. VaughnVaughn was born March 8, 1966, in Lynchburg, Virginia, but grew up in Baltimore and graduated from Northwestern High School in Northwest Baltimore. Vaughn obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/Government from Virginia Union University in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Virginia University in 2012. He also attended Drexel University and Liberty University.Vaughn was a frequent Republican candidate for political office, challenging Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-7th) for his storied Congressional seat in West Baltimore in 2014 and 2016. “He challenged Elijah more than once and of course, Elijah is a great friend of mine,” Rev. Dr. Vaughn said of his son’s political forays.Vaughn also ran for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat in 2012, losing in the Republican Primary to Dan Bongino. According to the Vote Smart website, which provides information on political candidates, Vaughn also ran for the U.S. Senate seat as a Republican in 2000, 2004 and 2006 and was a Republican candidate for president in 2008.Vaughn was also known as a local radio host, co-hosting with former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele, “Lunchtime With the Maryland GOP,” on WOLB in the early 2000’s.On the occasion of his parents 50th wedding anniversary and his father’s 75th birthday, Vaughn told the AFRO in 2013, “Because of my parent’s involvement in the community, it’s good to see people come out and appreciate them.”“The Lord loaned him to me…but, the Lord now has reclaimed him,” Rev. Dr. Vaughn said.Corrogan Vaughn leaves to mourn: his mother and father, two sisters; Rev. Dr. Lynette Vaughn, assistant pastor and Sharon Baptist Church and Cassandra Vaughn-Fox, a media professional, both of Baltimore; along with many other family members and friends.The funeral for Corrogan Vaughn will be August 28 at Sharon Baptist Church, 1375 N. Stricker St., Baltimore, MD. Rev. Dr. Harold Carter, Jr., pastor of New Shiloh Baptist Church, will deliver the eulogy. The family hour will be at 10:30 a.m., the funeral begins at 11 a.m. The wake for Vaughn will be August 27, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., also at Sharon Baptist.last_img read more

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Indias little Poland

first_imgThis is a story of a long ago. When World War II left Poland ravaged and thousands of Polish people homeless, about 1000 children from war-torn, occupied Poland and Soviet prison camps in Stalin’s Siberia, travelled all the way to India, where Jam Sahib, Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja of Nawanagar, nephew of famous Indian cricketer Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji of  the Jadeja clan, a princely state in the Kathiawar Peninsula, took personal risks to make arrangements at a time when the world was at war and India was struggling for its independence. He built a camp for them in a place called Balachadi beside his summer palace, 25 km from his capital city Jamnagar. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The children stayed in the camp for four years (1942 to 1946), picking up pieces of their lives, making happy memories till they got to reunite with their family and friends when Polish history reached peaceful times.After years, documentary film maker, Anu Radha and Sumit Osmand Shaw have got The Survivors of Balachadi, as they like to call themselves, together, to make a heart-touching piece of narrative A Little Poland in India. The 52-miute film has been co-produced between the governments of India and Poland under audio-visual agreement between both countries; co-produced by Doordarshan, Government of Gujarat and National Audiovisual Institute and TVP (Telewizja Polska) from Poland.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe script and the research is by Anu Radha. This fragment of Indo-Polish history is a heartening chapter on a rare humane endeavour at times of war. Survivors of this chapter, who are featured in the documentary, remember their time in Balachadi fondly holding Jam Saheb, who they called Bapu, in high esteem. Infact, Poland has a school and a street named after Jam Saheb.The film was officially launched in the Capital in the presence of delegates, the directors and one of the survivors of Balachadi, Wieslaw Stypula, who shared his amazing story. A Little Poland in India will be telecast on 10 Nov (3:00 pm) and on the 11 November (7:30 am) on DD National. Make sure you catch it.last_img read more

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Acting up a perfect wedding

first_imgThus they call it the laddu either already savoured or still to be relished. Based around a similar idea, the play titled Perfect Wedding teaches one what not to do on his/her wedding day. It imparts knowledge of all the dos and donts for your wedding day.Presented by Saanjha Sapnaa and directed by Dushyant Babbar, the play is a romantic comedy based on an original script. The plot goes like- A man wakes up on his wedding morning in the hotel’s bridal suite with a naked woman he doesn’t know. Chaos ensues and a touching love story too. It is full of snappy dialogues, slapstick humor and blurry maze of plot twists which turn into a cheery evening of laughs and good feeling. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”The play follows an error of comedy concept. Where in, the couple who was brought together to get married eventually get married to different people. It took me almost a month to conceptualise and execute the play as one of the major challenge was to find good and steady actors,’ rues Dushyant.’The one hour 20 minutes long play constitutes of playing with live properties where in the dimensions of the room set up on the stage is changed via connecting doors. This particular element is quite integral to the performance,’ says Dushyant. Witness this Perfect Wedding with full fun and entertainment on the Delhi stage.WHEN: 16 and 17 November, 6 pm and 7.30 pmWHERE: Akshara Theatre, Baba Kharak Singh Marglast_img read more

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Abducted minor rescued prime accused in cop net

first_imgKolkata: A minor girl, who was abducted on June 13, was rescued on Thursday night.The prime accused of the case has been nabbed. According to the police, on June 15 evening, a woman identified as Archana Sardar of GE block in Salt Lake alleged that her 15-year-old daughter was kidnapped by some miscreants. Sardar alleged that on June 10 when she along with her husband left their home leaving their daughter and son behind some miscreants kidnapped the girl. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to the complaint filed by Sardar, she came to know from local residents that three miscreants identified as Rahul, Kalu and Biswa had abducted her daughter. On June 14, she went to Bidhannagar South police station and informed the matter to the police but did not lodge any complaint. While returning from the police station, when Sardar and her husband were thinking about what to do next, a person identified as Jamal allegedly threatened her and asked them to leave the place where they resided. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateOtherwise they will not see their daughter again. Sardar said she lived with her family on a plot. On June 15, Sardar again went to police station and lodged a complaint against the miscreants. Cops arrested the two persons named in the FIR identified as Rahul Mandal and Biswajit Ghosh alias Biswa. During the interrogation with the police the duo revealed about the hideout where Ali Hossain alias Kalu was staying. They also told the police where the abducted girl was kept. On Thursday night, the police raided an area in Salt Lake and arrested Kalu. The abducted girl was also rescued. It is suspected that the three arrested persons had some enmity with the victim girl’s family. Police are further investigating the case to find the truth.last_img read more

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