BC COS reminds residents to secure attractants as bear hibernation begins

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As we begin to enter the Fall season, bears are starting to prepare for hibernation and the B.C. Conservation Officer Services would like to remind British Columbians of bear safety tips.Since the bears are entering hibernation, Conservation Officer, Nicole Caithness, says the bears will be foraging for food 20 hours a day in order to rack up the high amount of calories needed for hibernation.Caithness says it is important that all residents do their part to prevent attracting bears by securing all commercial and residential attractants, such as garbage disposal bins.- Advertisement -According to Caithness, Officers will be conducting audits across the province to ensure that communities are in compliance.Failure to comply risks being issued a Dangerous Wildlife Protection Order or a $230.00 fine.More bear safety tips can be found at bearsmart.com.Advertisementlast_img read more

Spartans fall to Shasta; Cards stay perfect

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff Spartans boys basketball team kept pace with the visiting Shasta Wolves through much of the first period Tuesday night, but fell behind and were never able to catch up, losing 66-51.In a fast-paced, physical first period the Spartans jumped ahead early led 8-7 with 3 minutes to go, but finished down 19-13. The Spartans shooters went cold in the second and the Wolves pulled away to take a 37-20 lead into the half. It would prove too much for Red Bluff to overcome in …last_img read more

Geocaching country souvenir: Liechtenstein

first_img SharePrint RelatedFive new Geocaching country souvenirsDecember 4, 2017In “Community”Five new Geocaching country souvenirs for 2018December 10, 2018In “News”Welcome TB-Hotel Liechtenstein — Geocache of the WeekMarch 27, 2019In “Community” Nestled between Austria and Switzerland, Liechtenstein is 160 square kilometers (62 square miles) of beautiful countryside with an estimated population of 37,000. And while you may have seen images of picturesque Vaduz Castle, there are a few things you may not know about Liechtenstein: On Liechtenstein National Day, August 15th, the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein and his son invite residents of their tiny principality to enjoy a drink in the garden of Vaduz Castle, the princely ancestral residence.Liechtenstein’s national anthem, “Oben am jungen Rhein” (Up above the young Rhine), is sung to the same melody as “God Save the Queen.” Liechtenstein is the world’s leading manufacturer of false teeth, accounting for 20 percent of the total sales worldwide.Although Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest country in Europe, the geocaching community is very active. Here are three caches to visit when earning your shiny new Liechtenstein country souvenir:Alte Rheinbrücke Vaduz-SevelenTraditional | GC5N7H7 | by Astvaldur | D2/T1.5The last remaining wooden bridge to cross the Rhine in the Alps, the Alte Rheinbrücke Vaduz-Sevelen is 135m (443 feet) long and connects the Liechtenstein capital of Vaduz with the Swiss canton of St. Gallen. The cache is located on the Liechtenstein side of the bridge, but you might have to rely on your geosenses, as the bridge can interfere with your GPS signal.Welcome TB-Hotel LiechtensteinTraditional | GC6W3JC | by Die schwarze Wittwe | D2/T1.5If you drive to Liechtenstein from Switzerland, check in to this conveniently located TB hotel. Park your car, take a short stroll to the cache, and discover or trade trackables. The key and instructions on how to open the cache are behind the hotel. Pro-tip: It’s not the barn you’re looking for.FürstensteigMulti-cache | GC1WGCJ | by Lulch | D2/T4This Multi-cache is not for the faint of heart. You should be an experienced climber to attempt this cache, as the path gets very  close to the chasm in places. Make sure to take the occasional break to take in the scenery while you make your way to the top. The ascent covers a difference in altitude of 500m (1640 feet) and takes approximately one hour. Once you get to the top you will discover the cache and be greeted by a breathtaking view.We announced five new Geocaching country souvenirs on Monday, December 4th. If you’ve already found a geocache in any of these countries, you’ll automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Check out all of the geocaching souvenirs here.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Can the “Wisdom of Crowds” Work for Funding Startups?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Whether or not you believe that venture capital is broken, the necessity of funding startups still exists. One alternative to traditional funding models is “crowdfunding” – crowdsourcing the fundraising process.Like crowdsourcing, crowdfunding is based on the idea of the “wisdom of crowds.” And crowdfunding contends that “the crowd” can be a better source for financial support than traditional funding avenues. As these traditional avenues are often criticized for being based on “who you know” as much as “what you do,” crowdfunding promises fundraising that is more transparent, more collaborative, more accessible, and more global.This Innovation Series is brought to you by Lexus.Disrupting the Relationship Between Investor and EntrepreneurBut as it is a different funding model, crowdfunding means a different sort of relationship between the investor and the entrepreneur. With many (but not all) crowdfunding sites, startups retain full ownership of their projects. Investors receive credit on the website, and sometimes a thank-you gift (a commemorative t-shirt, a free subscription or software copy, and the like). But there are no stock certificates, no seat on the Board of Directors, no equity.While crowdfunding does provide entrepreneurs with needed funding, startups who raise money this way might miss out on some of other things that investors bring to the table, including business advice and connections. But arguably this is a vicious circle: In order to get that investor backing and to take advantage of investors’ connections, you often need pretty strong connections in the first place. According to John Rooney, CEO for the startup Jakaya, which is seeking funding for its collaboration tool via IndieGoGo, finding investors can be very challenging for those outside the tech world’s “inner circles.” Crowdfunding, with Due DiligenceGrowVC is one crowdfunding site that aims to foster both the startup and the investor community. GrowVC is run on a subscription-based model, where subscribers make the decisions about what gets funded. Unlike some of the other crowdfunding services, GrowVC does due diligence on the companies that are listed there.And this diligence is often pointed to as a flaw of the crowdfunding process. While a startup might be able to raise money using crowdfunding sites, these services do not necessite that these companies have a business plan or a viable product. This is among the criticisms lobbed at what is perhaps crowdfunding’s most well known success story, the Diaspora Project. Although Diaspora was able to raise well over its initial $10,000 goal using the popular Kickstarter crowdfunding platform – it’s actually raised more than $200,000 – this is still no guarantee that Diaspora can build a viable alternative to Facebook. And while Diaspora certainly capitalized on the anti-Facebook sentiment, arguably its project would have not received such a positive response had it not been for the press coverage they’ve received. Several other alternatives to Facebook, for example – many of which actually have a product – also appear on crowdfunding sites, but have received neither the press nor the money that Diaspora has.“Fund us if you believe in us,” says Jakaya’s John Rooney. And while “believing in a startup” is a prerequisite before any investor writes a check, crowdfunding does offer a chance for startups to expand that investor base outside the traditional investment circles. And as there can’t possibly be as many VC managers as there are good ideas, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. audrey watterscenter_img Tags:#Lexus#Sponsors#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Aggregate Tasks and Build Momentum

first_imgThere are two under appreciated ways to improve your productivity: aggregation and momentum.Like WorkIf you need to make cold calls, doing all the research at once is more effective than doing that same research between calls. By aggregating that work, you focus on a certain type of work, the work of seeking answers to questions you ask yourself before you make a call. Then, you aggregate your calls. By making all your calls together, you get more work done faster.You might also aggregate work like email and voicemail. You can keep your inbox shut for hours, open it long enough to respond to anything urgent (which is more rare than you might believe), and then save the emails that don’t require an urgent response for a time that makes more sense. I like to respond to email on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, if it is something that doesn’t require an immediate response (you don’t get paid for responding to emails or getting to Inbox Zero).If you want to be super productive, aggregating your work will help you do more, and it will allow you to do more in less time.The Big, Big MoIf you want momentum, do one task for a long period of time. There is something about giving yourself over to a single task that produces a flow state. In that state, you and the work become one, and you get more work done than you imagined. The time passes without you noticing.Aggregation is what allows you to build momentum.Back to cold calling. If you want to get really good at making calls, make a lot of calls in a row. With every call, you will get better. Your confidence will grow. After a full day of calls, you will be most effective. You can’t get the benefits of momentum when you are always switching tasks.I recently got rid of my giant monitors, and now I do everything on a laptop. I have one window open when I am writing. I have one window open when I am editing videos for the YouTube channel. I have two windows open when I process email, but the second window is only open so I can move tasks to Omnifocus, my task manager.Focus is the discipline of the super-productive.If you want to get more done, aggregate your work, and focus on one task so that you can build momentum. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

UAAP Season 80 Preview: NU Bulldogs ready to pull off surprises

first_imgView comments “J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem will be carrying the load for this season. With Issa Gaye joining us, that will be a good help also. And the bench will play a big, major role in our quest this season,” he said.But more than the manpower, what makes Jarin successful is his tried-and-tested system, something which he is hoping the Bulldogs have already bought into.“It takes a lot of time to really adapt to what you really want. But then, the only thing is I’m very fortunate personally because I inherited a group that has this good attitude — that has winning attitude, great culture. So you have to give credit to coach Eric Altamirano and his coaching staff for doing a great job,” he said.With that said, Jarin expects nothing less from this NU crew to bring in the energy for the full 40 minutes.“We’re gonna come in with a lot of energy. We’re gonna come in very competitive. We’re gonna come in all-out, and ready to surprise everybody.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: NU Bulldogs643 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 And for the seasoned mentor, there’s only one word to describe this campaign with the Bulldogs: a challenge.“I like challenges,” he said. “The goal right now, realistically, is to be very competitive. Meaning tosay, we need to get to the Final Four because that’s the main objective. It will take a lot of hard work and you know that we’re the dark horse going into the Final Four, but hopefully, with a little hard work and a lot of luck, it’s attainable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJarin inherits a young NU team, which failed to make it to the semifinals for the first time in five years last season.But the bench tactician likes what he’s seeing from his lineup with J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem serving as the team’s leaders. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Coach: Jamike JarinLast Season: 5-9 (5th Place)Holdovers: J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, Rev DiputadoAdditions: Issa Gaye, Jonas Tibayan, Enzo JosonKey Losses: Alfred Aroga, Med Salim, Joshua Sinclair, JV GallegoWinner in every level he’s been in, coach Jamike Jarin embarks on a new chapter in his career as he is tasked to lead National University this upcoming season.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img LATEST STORIES Akhmetov knows he’s in for tough challenge vs Eustaquio MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

PFL-Sportradar deal to ‘clean’ matches

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PBA chief believes Gilas can get back at Aussies Lazarus hopes the PFL will be able to commercialize the platform through advertising, sponsorships, subscription or pay-per-view opportunities for live matches.On top of the streaming service, Sportradar will provide the PFL integrity services to identify and analyze suspicious activities.“We are particularly encouraged by the PFL’s commitment to keep the league clean,” said Gautam.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving The deal was signed yesterday by Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, PFL chief executive officer Lazarus Xavier, and Sportradar director of business development in Asia Biplav Gautam.Gautam will pave the way for the company to live stream matches through its website and www.pfl.tv.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The past year was a fantastic first year for the PFL, and we believe that 2018 will be the year we take the league to the next level with Sportradar,” said Araneta, also chair of the league’s board.Sportradar will help PFL create its own video and streaming platform using the company’s Over The Top solution. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines Football League (PFL) attracted its first big partner for its second season that kicks off March 3.Sportradar, a global sports data and media company, will serve as official audio-visual and data distributor as well as integrity services partner, which aims to address the threat of match-fixing.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Real Madrid 88, Olympiakos 71

first_imgTwo-time defending Euroleague basketball champion Olympiakos faces Real Madrid again on April 17, down 1-0 after losing the opener of the best-of-five quarter-final series 88-71 off a listless performance.The series was marred when the Spaniards essentially threw the last game of its group to the last place team Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania, which meant it would face Olympiakos instead of another Greek team, PanathinaikosThe Spanish team felt it was better matched against Olympiakos, believing the Greek team couldn’t defend Madrid’s fast-break style and it proved so in the opener.Showing what was coming, the Spanish team jumped out to a 27-12 first quarter lead before Olympiakos rallied to a 40-40 tie before going down 48-41 at half time.Real pulled away in the third period, stretching its advantage to as many as 17 points (66-49) to enter the last quarter with a 14-point lead, 70-56 as the defending champions threw in the towel. Captain Vassilis Spanoulis stood out with 18 points for the Reds. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

14 days agoSpurs fullback Aurier: Pochettino was right to leave me out

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs fullback Aurier: Pochettino was right to leave me outby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSerge Aurier admits he tried to leave Tottenham over the summer.While Aurier is away on international duty, he has opened up about the events of last season.The Ivory Coast fullback said, “I was looking for an exit, so I couldn’t play. When you’re trying to move, you can’t play because an injury or whatever else can scupper everything. “I wanted to leave so it was normal for me to not be on the pitch. Beyond that, it’s the manager’s decision. He’s the one who decides what’s best for the group.”Like I’ve said, the season is long so we’ll try and be better going forward and for what comes next. That desire to leave, I think it’s a bit normal. I’m an important player of the national team. I’m not 20 anymore and I need to play, to be happy. “There are situations that mean you need to make a decision. I’m a big boy and a dad, so there are choices that are good for me and my family.” last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,156.40, down 118.04 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 16 cents, or 1.71 per cent, to $9.20 on 29.3 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Down 15 cents, or 5.66 per cent, to $2.50 on 22.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $1.57, or 9.5 per cent, to $14.96 on 6.2 million sharesEnbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up three cents, or 0.07 per cent, to $43.52 on 6.1 million sharesBaytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down 13 cents, or 4.94 per cent, to $2.50 on 5.4 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 16 cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $22.17 on 5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bombardier Inc. A Bombardier-Alstom consortium has received a $448-million order by Montreal’s transport agency for more Azur metro cars, but that won’t save at least 100 workers from layoffs. The fresh deal for 153 rail cars comprises 17 trains of nine cars each, with deliveries set to start in the spring of 2020, according to the consortium and the Societe de transportation de Montreal (STM). The Montreal-based Bombardier’s share adds up to $281 million, with French rail giant Alstom claiming $167 million.Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC). Down 29 cents, or 3.37 per cent to $8.32. European sports chain Decathlon is replacing Saks Off Fifth in a spot over two floors at the Montreal Eaton Centre. Hudson’s Bay Company says it and mall developer Ivanhoe Cambridge have mutually agreed to no longer open a Saks Off Fifth location. The Toronto-based department store chain owner said plans for the location have been abandoned “due to a number of factors,” but refused to reveal what those factors are. France-based sporting goods store Decathlon will open in the Saks space next fall, the first for a downtown location in Canada.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). The cannabis producer saw “strong demand” for recreational pot during the initial few weeks of legalization in Canada and it expects consumer appetite to continue to outstrip supply for “some time.” The Edmonton-based pot producer said it was able to meet “just about all” of its supply obligations leading up to and after pot for adult use was legalized on Oct. 17, but it will take time to ramp up its cannabis production in the coming quarters. The company delivered revenues of $29.7 million, more than triple the $8.2 million during the same period last year. It also posted a profit of $104.2 million, up from nearly $3.6 million a year ago, boosted by an unrealized non-cash gain on derivatives and marketable securities.The Canadian Presslast_img read more