Local B.C. liquor store 25 per cent away from ‘Share-a-Bear’ goal

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — With a little over a week to go in this year’s campaign, the Fort St. John Liquor Distribution Branch store is already past the three quarter pole and heading down the stretch to another sell out year in the annual Share-a-Bear charity program.The teddy bear program began last month and by closing time on Wednesday night it had slipped past 75 per cent of the sales target of 2,400, with total sales posted at 1,836.The Liquor Distribution Branch program has become a central part of the holiday season and it won the Retail Council of Canada’s, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Award in 2007.- Advertisement -For more than a decade now, there’s nowhere in the province, where it has been more successful than in Fort St. John, with the local store at the top of the province-wide sales list for twelve consecutive years.For those not familiar with the program, for every panda bear purchased by customers, there’s a charity twin supplied by the LDB for distribution in the area where it was sold.In addition, many customers also donate back the purchased twin bears raising considerably the LDB distribution totals.Advertisement The purchase price for a set of twin bears is now $12.50 and the program will continue until the Christmas Eve 6 p.m.Since the program was launched in 1989 more than 600,000 bears have been distributed to charities, shelters and hospitals, and this year province-wide more than 25,000 are ready to be shared.Participating customers can also take part in free draws for giant pandas — and they’re approximately 56 centimetres tall — and each LDB branch will have two of them to give away in contest draws on Christmas Eve.last_img read more

Local Roundup: Redwoods women’s cross country wins Think Pink Invitational in Redding

first_imgRedding >> The College of the Redwoods women’s cross country team placed five runners in the top 12 to win the Think Pink Invitational on Friday in Redding.CR was led by freshman Mariah Smither, who placed third behind race-winner Talia Swangler of Butte and Sacramento City College’s Jasmine Loyola with a time of 19:32 on the 5K course.Following Smither across the finish line for CR were Amelia Wirt (20:30, 6th), Monica Mays (21:21, 10th), Maria Avila-Overton (21:24, 11th) and Tasawi Williams …last_img

Enterprise Software: 5 Ways SaaS Changes Everything & 3 Ways It Doesn’t

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Guest author Jeetu Patel is general manager of EMC Syncplicity.As enterprise software moves into the world of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and consumer technology innovations invade the workplace, how companies evaluate enterprise software vendor changes dramatically in many way. Yet, in some ways, it remains the same.First, five things that SaaS changes forever:1. Quality User Experience Drives AdoptionGone are the days when IT could mandate software solutions with a less than stellar user experience. Today, users will go rogue and adopt consumer apps over enterprise-approved software if it makes them more productive and more mobile. Before you select an enterprise SaaS solution, put yourself in the users’ seat and compare the experience to leading consumer apps. Do they match up? If not, you better keep looking.2. Simplicity Trumps Feature-RichFor decades, enterprise software providers have jammed features into their products to meet every IT and user need. The mobile first, cloud-computing world is all about apps that do one thing really, really well. A portfolio of simple, elegant products that are easy to use and easy to implement makes more sense than a complex, comprehensive solution with a long roll-out time and a steep learning curve.3. Continuous Improvement Is ExpectedThe 18-month product release cycle is a thing of the past. Today’s users demand constant improvements to the way they work – without radical changes that require retraining or disrupt productivity. And you’ll find it’s a great advantage to have your vendor improve features without having to install any software updates. Ask your SaaS providers how they maintain their products with regular releases that streamline and bring the best to the top. What is their pace of innovation?4. You’re In The Driver’s Seat One big change in enterprise software is the shift from perpetual licensing that hits capital expense budgets to subscription-based pricing that hits the operational expense budget. Software in the cloud requires no capital investment, expensive roll out or prolonged training. With relatively low initial investements, if a service doesn’t solve the problem or users don’t adopt it, cancel your subscription and move on.5. Your Success Is Critical To The SaaS Vendor’s SuccessBecause there are no huge upfront costs, SaaS vendors have to keep customers happy on an ongoing basis. Enterprises have no problem paying good money for software that delivers value, they just have a problem paying upfront for technology that they are not likely to use.And now, three fundamental ways your relationship with your vendor does not change.1. You Still Want To know And Trust Your ProviderNo matter how much digitization permeates our lives, people will continue to make large software or Software-as-a-Service purchases from people they know and trust. But this is a marathon, not a sprint. You need to partner with vendor in it for the long haul and are accountable beyond any one product or service.2. Security, Compliance And Management Still MatterIT technology restrictions may not seem logical to users, but the need to mitigate risk and comply with requirements remains and enterprise reality. A SaaS provider may be highly secure and have a terrific consumer following, but if it doesn’t meet the compliance bar, it doesn’t belong in the enterprise.3. You Still Need To Know What’s ComingSaaS companies that cater to the consumer market often introduce new features by rolling them out to users even before they tell them. Enterprises need predictability and a transparency about upcoming changes. Updates may have important implications for security, compliance, compatibility and workflow. Make sure your SaaS vendors communicate proactively.Gone are the days when IT could mandate which tools were used where. People want to work as efficiently as possible, anywhere, on any device. That dramatically affects how enterprises choose and buy their software, but some things never change.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. jeetu patelcenter_img Tags:#cloud computing#Cloud Providers#saas Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

a month agoWolves boss Nuno: No underestimating Watford

first_imgWolves boss Nuno: No underestimating Watfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno says there’ll be no underestimating Watford this weekend.The Hornets go into the game having been thrashed 8-0 by Manchester City.Nuno said, “Quique (Flores) is a fantastic manager and he has done very good jobs around the world.“Anything can happen. Last week and this week are different. We must analyse the games they’ve played and take important information to pass onto the players.“I have had (a big defeat) in football, good moments and bad moments. For us it’s also a moment to try and raise our standards.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

FIRST WAVE OF GLOBALS SUMMER PREMIERE DATES ANNOUNCED

first_imgThis summer Global also brings its Royal fans Meghan and Harry Plus One, a one-hour special airing Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by CBS This Morning Co-Host Gayle King, Meghan and Harry Plus One looks at the changes in the life of American-born Meghan Markle since marrying Prince Harry, and the arrival of the couple’s royal heir who will be the first British-American child to be in line for the throne. Plus, the special will go behind the headlines and the rumors, and includes interviews with royal insiders and Meghan’s friends to learn how the couple has adapted to their new lives together and how they have navigated the positive and negative aspects that come with being royal.    Also new to Global’s schedule is action-adventure series Blood & Treasure, premiering with a special two-hour episode Tuesday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Moving to its regular time slot at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning Tuesday, May 28, the serialized, globe-trotting drama stars Matt Barr (Sleepy Hollow) and Sofia Pernas (The Brave) as a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief, respectively, who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. Mystery and suspense continue this summer on Global with new series The Inbetween airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning May 29. The character-driven drama follows Cassie Bedford (Harriet Dyer, Love Child), who was born with a rare ability to see and communicate with the dead and now helps detectives solve murder cases.Rounding out the schedule are Global’s returning hits including the seventh and final season of the modern day Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson drama, Elementary, which begins its farewell season Thursday, May 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile Season 2 of Instinct starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic returns Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and then summer’s favourite gameshow The Wall hits new heights with Season 3 in a special two hour premiere Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  Viewers can watch Global’s lineup on GlobalTV.com and Global TV App by signing in with their TV service provider credentials or catch up the next day on GlobalTV.com and Global TV App (now available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV).Series Production Credits:Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The series is executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley, Rookie Blue), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Marsha Greene (Ten Days in the Valley, Private Eyes), Jocelyn Hamilton(Private Eyes), Tecca Crosby (Private Eyes), and Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal).Private Eyes is produced by eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and IPF’s Cogeco TV Production Program. Season 3 is executive produced by Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby for eOne, Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller/Segan, Jason Priestley, James Thorpe, Alan Mccullough, James Thorpe, Alexandra Zarowny, Derek Schreyer and Tassie Cameron. Meghan and Harry Plus One is produced by the team at 48 HOURS and is executive produced by Judy Tygard and Patti Aronofsky. Blood & Treasure is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content. Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia, Taylor Elmore, Ben Silverman, Marc Webb, Mark Vlasic, Howard T. Owens and Michael Dinner serve as executive producers. Elementary is executive produced by Rob Doherty, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Jason Tracey, Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Robert Goodman for CBS Television Studios. Instinct is produced by CBS Television Studios, Michael Rauch, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin (Secret Hideout), James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Alan Cumming serve as executive producers. Meghan and Harry Plus One, Blood & Treasure, Elementary, and Instinct are all distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.The Inbetween is produced by Universal Television, NBCU International Television Studio and Heyday Television. Moira Kirland, David Heyman, Nancy Cotton, Matthew Gross executive produce. Charlotte Sieling executive produced and directed the pilot. While “The Wall” is a collaboration between Glassman Media and SpringHill.The Wall was developed by Glassman Media in conjunction with CORE Media and produced in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio. LeBron James, Chris Hardwick, Maverick Carter and Andrew Glassman executive produce.Source: Numeris PPM Data, SM18(May 27 – Aug 26/18) vs. SM17(May 28 – Aug27/17), confirmed data, 3+ airings, National CDN CONV ENG Stations, Total Canada, Ind. 2+/A2554 AMA(000)SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @GlobalTV Facebook: Facebook.com/GlobalTV/Instagram: Instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO, April 15, 2019 – Global announced today the first wave of premiere dates for its 2019 summer schedule. Featuring a fresh lineup combining standout original series, a newly acquired Royal special, two new dramas, and returning fan favourites, Global’s schedule is packed with thrilling mystery, provocative storytelling, and comedic relief.Headlining the new summer lineup are two of Global’s highly anticipated returning original series. Following two successful seasons which received great critic acclaim across North America, the third and final chapter of 2019 Canadian Screen Award-winning drama Mary Kills People kicks off the summer schedule beginning Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. From Entertainment One (eOne) and Cameron Pictures, Season 3 picks up five months after last season’s shocking finale that left the fate of Detective Ben Wesley (Jay Ryan) up in the air. Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), along with her partner Desmond “Des” Bennett (Richard Short), return to face the complications of running their newly established “death retreat”. In anticipation of the final chapter, viewers can watch the first and second season of Mary Kills People on GlobalTV.com or Global GO (available for Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV).Then, Shade and Angie are back on the case as last summer’s #1 Canadian scripted series Private Eyes, which grew its audience year-over-year (19% for A25-54 and 25% for 2+) returns with 12 new episodes beginning Wednesday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Following the shocking arrest of wisecracking PI Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson), Season 3 begins with her behind bars where she meets an intimidating inmate played by guest star, Canadian icon Jann Arden. The new season also welcomes notable guest stars including Big Brother Canada host Arisa Cox, award-winning actor Gordon Pinsent, and William Shatner, who reprises his role as rival PI Norm Glinski. Returning for Season 3 are familiar faces including Samantha Wan as Zoe, Ennis Esmer as Detective Mazhari, Jordyn Negri as Jules, Barry Flatman as Don, and joining the cast Ruth Goodwin as Officer Danica Powers. Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Football Running game unable to pick up Ohio States offense against Oklahoma

Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during the Ohio State-Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFor the first time since last year’s 62-3 victory against Maryland, the Ohio State offense finished a game with more passing yards than rushing yards in its 31-16 loss to Oklahoma.Unlike that game against Maryland, it was not for an outburst of high yardage totals in both categories. Rather, it was the result of an offense that seemed out of sync, fell behind quickly in the second half and attempted to pass its way out of the hole.“We thought we had some running game going,” co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said after the game. “We thought we had some mix and pass, but again we were just pretty much out of rhythm.”The offense finished the game with 167 rushing yards on 34 attempts, while redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett completed 19-of-35 pass attempts for a total of 183 yards. The only touchdown came from freshman running back J.K. Dobbins on the ground, the first score of his collegiate career.Dobbins — who rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries against Indiana — was the starting running back in this game and led the team in rush yards with 72. “J.K. was hitting the ball pretty hard and doing some good things,” Meyer said. Despite Dobbins’ performance, it was Barrett who led the team in carries.Barrett has often led the team in carries. He did it in each of the last three games of the 2016 season — including the Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson. Saturday, he often broke out to the side on option plays, and opted to keep the ball for the quarterback run rather than dump it off to the running back following him along the sideline. And while Barrett was successful running the football on the option plays, the coaching staff does not want him to be the team’s leading rusher.“[J.T.] compliments the running game; he’s not a featured guy,” Wilson said. “J.T. was the viable read guy, and they made him keep the ball. I think our tailbacks need to be our runners.”But in order for Barrett to assume the role as solely a compliment and not as a featured runner, Ohio State must have all of its offensive weapons ready. Heading into the game, the coaching staff had hoped to rely on a tandem of running backs, with Dobbins listed as the planned starter and redshirt sophomore Mike Weber — who has been dealing with a lingering hamstring injury — as another option.But the hamstring injury for Weber again emerged as an issue for him during the game, and it limited his ability to consistently contribute. He rushed just three times for 29 yards, and though he did catch a pass, it was clear he wasn’t at 100 percent. Weber acknowledged as much during the postgame press conference, and he said this might not be an issue that goes away quickly.“The goal was to come in here and help the team the best way I can, and it didn’t work,” Weber said. “I was told that that was going to happen throughout the season. My best way is to manage it the best way I can and do what I can for the team.”Being limited to just four plays over the past two games, Weber has been able to do nothing but watch as Dobbins, a true freshman who received high marks throughout fall camp, has done exactly what the coaching staff expected from him: excel on the field.Though the combination of the lingering injury and the performance of Dobbins could limit Weber’s playing time moving forward, the third-year running back doesn’t choose to view it that way.“I try not to think about stuff like that,” Weber said. “It’s what about that team at the end of the day. My job was to get healthy and help the team the best way I can.”One thing Weber feels confident about is that if he can stay healthy, he and Dobbins could make for quite the running back threat that could ultimately prove to be just what Barrett needs to take that step back in the running game that the coaching staff wants to see. “It’s going to look scary, actually,” Weber said. “I get healthy and he gets better each game. I help him each game and he helps me. We both come out on the field fresh. It should be really scary.” read more

Forlan hails Simeones work at Atletico Madrid

first_imgThe Uruguay international praised Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, he hopes they can get that unique chance of Champions League glory this season.Back in the day when Diego Forlan played for Atletico Madrid, we enjoyed one of the world’s greatest strikers who easily could’ve featured in Diego Simeone’s side today.The Colchoneros have a very unique opportunity to reach a Champions League final and play it in their own stadium which is something that the Uruguay international would’ve loved, he is one of the players who began making Atletico Madrid the great club they are today.However, the former striker recognizes that there is a before and an after Diego Simeone as the Atletico Madrid manager.“Atletico Madrid, since Simeone started coaching it, has always been competitive enough to have options to win the Champions League every season,” said Forlan for Diario AS.“Having the chance to play the final at home won’t change that, this is one of the biggest hopes the supporters have this season but the squad’s real objective is winning as many games as possible and going step by step.”“Playing a final that everybody yearns for and winning it would be spectacular, but the fact that it will be at the Metropolitano is not something that should force them to win it,” he added.Forlan was part of a public ceremony for La Liga’s ambassadors in Madrid, where he confirmed that he is still active but doesn’t have a club right now after he finished his contract with a club from Hong Kong where he was still playing a few months ago.Diego wishes that Antoine Griezmann can win the Ballon d’Or and he does it while still being relevant for Atletico Madrid.“Griezmann has been a champion this year, he also had a great role to play in the most important or decisive matches with his club and country, but success sometimes doesn’t come even when you deserve it,” said Forlan at the event.“With his achievements from this year alone, I think he deserves to win the trophy, but there are so many players in the contest like Modric, Cristiano, Messi…”“Griezmann could be the chosen one but the other three I mentioned also had a fantastic year. There is only place for one winner.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.💬 “Ahí tendría que entrar no sólo otro jugador sino el equipo en sí”💬 “Hoy el Atleti tiene equipo y plantel para pelear por todas las competiciones”https://t.co/M7wsci4qWI— AS (@diarioas) October 16, 2018During the red carpet for the ceremony, Diego Forlan analyzed Atletico Madrid’s chances of actually winning La Liga this season and also spoke about the problems that Real Madrid and Barcelona are going through.The Uruguay international also mentioned how surprised he is for the other clubs that are hanging at the top, he still thinks that many of them will falter sooner or later and only the top three squads will remain in the end.“In today’s football, Atletico Madrid buys players at the same level of the greatest clubs in the world, this gives them the opportunity to have a great squad that I love watching compete and I hope they can fight for all the trophies this season.”“Real Madrid and Barcelona have fought head to head for many years, Atletico has been closer lately and that must be very annoying for the other two clubs. But in general, I think that things being evened out is good for football.”“Cristiano Ronaldo will be an important absence for Real Madrid but they have many great players and we must give them time. Barcelona is going through a difficult moment right now because they have so many defensive injured players, but I expect their top players to show their vast experience in the most complicated moments.”“La Liga is barely getting started, we have to see how much longer can the other clubs endure in a few weeks time. Every club has a lot of great players with great experience, and when their physical condition is not enough, their experience is what should help them out,” concluded the Atletico Madrid legend.El GOLAZO de Forlán que nos clasificaba para la final de la Europa League 2010. pic.twitter.com/KEc3VUYUiu— Vines Atleti (@VinesATM) October 15, 2018Do you agree with Diego Forlan, or Atletico Madrid has no chance of winning trophies this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Man drives car into hotel office in El Cajon

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI)- A 62-year-old man was jailed Friday on suspicion of attempted murder after he slammed his car into a motel lobby in El Cajon, causing moderate injuries to a clerk with whom he had argued earlier, police said.The incident began around 5:30 p.m. Thursday with a dispute between the suspect and a clerk at the Budget Inn Motel in the 1500 block of East Main Street, just north of Interstate 8, El Cajon police Lt. Jason Taub said.“At some point he left one of the hotel rooms, made contact with the clerk, there were some words exchanged (and he) made some threats to come back and hurt the clerk,” Taub said.Around 8 p.m., the man crashed his sedan through the wall of the motel and into the office, where the clerk was sitting behind a desk, the lieutenant said.The clerk was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries while the driver, who was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, was uninjured, Taub said.The 62-year-old man, whose name was not immediately available, was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, domestic violence and driving under the influence, Taub said. Updated: 7:01 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom center_img Man drives car into hotel office in El Cajon Posted: January 10, 2019 January 10, 2019last_img read more