Environment Canada says that we could see another 10 cm on top of the snow we already received overnight. Here is the official statement from Environment Canada:An additional 10 cm of snow expected today for the Elk Valley mainly near Fernie and British Columbia Peace River regions.This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.- Advertisement -A low pressure system crossing the British Columbia interior today continues to bring significant snow to sections of the British Columbia interior. An additional 5 cm of snow is expected for the Columbias and most of the Kootenays early this morning. Meanwhile Elk Valley mainly near Fernie and the British Columbia Peace River regions can expect an additional 10 cm before the snow tapers off this afternoon as the low weakens.
FORT NELSON, B.C. – The latest of a trio of school shooting threats against students in Fort Nelson this year has caused officials with School District #81 to bolster security measures at area schools – measures that will be making a sizeable dent in the school district’s budget.Back in February, the School District sent a letter sent home to parents saying that it had received reports of graffiti that contained an alleged threat that a shooting would occur at the school on February 6th. Last month, another threat of a school shooting was found to have been graffitied on the side of R.L. Angus School, which said a shooting would occur there on May 7th and 8th. The School District said it responded to both occurrences by calling the RCMP, who maintained an increased presence at the schools in the days following both instances.This past Wednesday, the School District sent home another letter to parents from Superintendent Diana Samchuk, which says that graffiti was found at Fort Nelson Secondary threatening that a school shooting would take place on June 20th – the final day of classes for the school year.- Advertisement -Samchuk said that the RCMP are currently investigating the graffiti, while Safer Schools Together – the company that delivers the provincial violence Threat Assessment – has also been contacted. She said that the District has also locked all of the school’s doors, meaning everyone will have to use the front door until the end of the year, while police will also be increasing patrols of the area.The District sent home another letter to parents outlining alternative arrangements it has made for students writing their final exams on June 20th.Samchuk added that over the summer, the District will be upgrading security at all of its schools by adding more security cameras, installing windows into all classroom doors, and updating door locks. She said that the cost of those extra security measures will cost the District approximately $25,000.Advertisement
Introducing the first column by Evolve Menswear for Donegal Daily! Every fortnight, the experts from the number one menswear store in the north west are going to be keeping readers up to date on all the latest in men’s fashion along with advice on suits and dressing for special occasions. Here is the story of Evolve:We opened our doors on October 9th 2008 in the new Letterkenny Retail Park. Ireland had just entered official recession! We had signed the lease about 18 months earlier, so we could not pull out now! Many business gurus always said opening a business during a recession is a good thing as it keeps you focused, so that is what we had to do to make it work as we owed money to many people for the set up!Winning Retailer of The Year – LK ChamberIn March 2010, Evolve moved premises just a few doors up, into a much bigger space. Many people said that we were crazy and it was a huge risk; and it was a huge risk! But we felt if we did not make the move to the bigger unit a competitor would establish a presence and then we would struggle to compete as a smaller store with a limited offering. We wanted to expand into Suiting and Wedding Hire as well as an offering for the more mature gent. Evolve Wedding and Formal Hire won the Wedding Supplier of The Year Award in 2015In the first few years we had to beg and plead to attain the bigger brands as many had exclusive contacts with other retailers and could not supply new guys like us. Over time we were lucky to build a strong relationship with the main agents and suppliers and we soon began to build the brand mix that we required. We now stock many of the leading brands around the globe from Tommy Hilfiger to Remus Uomo and from Hugo Boss to Farah. With over 40 brands in stock across casual wear, suits, footwear and accessories we are sure we can find what you are looking for!Supporting Letterkenny RoversLK Rovers dressed by EvolveStarting with just 2 staff in 2008, we now employ about 20 team members in Letterkenny and 4 in our Derry store; which we opened in October 2015. Although we opened the store when sterling was at an all time high it has proven to be a good decision and it has been growing from strength to strength since we opened. Although much smaller than our Letterkenny store it was important for us to open the store to further build our reputation across the border for our online store, and now with Brexit in full swing we are happy to have a location on each side of the border.Opening of the Evolve Derry StoreIn 2012 we were honoured to team up with the Donegal Senior GAA team when they won the All-Ireland Final. This really helped up get our brand into every area of the county and further beyond. The guys on the team, Jim McGuinness, his backroom team and the Country Board were great and we owe a lot to them for helping us increase our recognition. We continue this partnership still today and we have created a lasting relationship over the years with the boys, management and board.Donegal dressed by EvolveDonegal 2012, dressed by EvolveLast November we launched our online store at www.evolvemenswear.com and are working hard behind the scenes to get it just right before promoting it properly through Ireland, the UK and Mainland Europe. Just last month we opened The Suit Bar on the first floor of our Letterkenny store. Stayed tuned to our column over the coming weeks for more the latest on The Suit Bar!Evolve Suit BarMark McCloskey, Jim McGuinness and JP McCloskeyOver the last 8 years we have met many great people, staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. We have built lasting relationships with them and we look forward to evolving even further over the next 8 years! We are very excited now to partner with Donegal Daily, where we will bring you fashion tips, help and advice on our fortnightly column. It will cover all aspects of menswear.If you would like any fashion advice just email us at email@example.com and we will be glad to help!Kepp up to date with Evolve Menswear on Facebook: www.facebook.com/evolve.menswear Twitter: @EvolveMenswearInstagram:@evolvemenswearEvolve Menswear continues to ‘Evolve’ after 8 years was last modified: April 20th, 2017 by Evolve MenswearShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AdviceBusinessevolve menswearmen’s fashion
Almost 1.4-million copies of Platter’s Guide have been sold since the first issue came out in 1980.(Image: Platter’s Guide)John Platter and his wife Erica left their day jobs to run their small wine farm in Franschhoek.(Image: Cape Wine, Hong Kong)MEDIA CONTACTS • Philip van ZylEditor, Platter’s Guide+27 82 490 1820 or +27 28 316 3210 Janine ErasmusInternational credit card company Diners Club has snapped up the Platter’s Guide, South Africa’s oldest and best-selling wine guide. The guide will complement Diners Club’s other wine-related offerings in South Africa.Both parties have been actively involved in the local wine industry for years. Diners Club holds an annual wine list competition, which encourages establishments to refine and improve their wine offerings to their patrons and to consistently match global standards.For the past 31 years the company has run a winemaker of the year competition and since 2001, a young winemaker of the year competition with the aim of encouraging talent in the industry. It also sponsors the Diners Club Bartho Eksteen Wine Academy.“We are committed to enhancing this great relationship, in making South Africa’s most iconic wine companion an even more invaluable tool for wine lovers everywhere,” said Diners Club South Africa’s MD Ebrahim Matthews, in a statement.The company said it would continue with the guide’s current format for the time being, but would investigate broadening its digital reach.In-depth information about the local wine sceneThe Platter’s Guide is now in its 33rd edition. It was started back in 1978 by John and Erica Platter, journalists, wine lovers and novice vineyard owners, after they saw British wine expert Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, which first came out in 1977 and is also still going strong today.The couple were confident that they could produce a “modest” version of Johnson’s publication for the local industry, and their first edition came out in 1980. Since then it’s become the first choice for locals and international visitors wanting to know more about South Africa’s world-renowned wine industry.The latest edition of the guide – and it’s a guide, not a competition or a set-in-stone publication, asserts editor Philip van Zyl – includes more than 7 300 wines from 800 producers. Wine estates submit their products for inclusion, and these are subjected to a tasting process by a group of experts, who will then assign a rating of up to five stars.The Platters have blogged that today they’re amazed at their presumption in daring to intrude upon the mysterious and hallowed Cape wine scene, which had hundreds of years of tradition behind it and was dominated at the time by men. They further state that “We had no idea what we were letting ourselves in for”.The project was seemingly doomed before a single book was produced – even the printer described the first edition as “boring”. But the couple persisted, with John personally tasting every wine until the arrival in 1987 of Angela Lloyd, the first member of the tasting team. She’s still with them and is a respected wine writer in her own right.Since the early days around 1.4-million print copies – in a different colour for each year – have been sold. It’s available in hardback and for Apple devices, with other platforms reportedly in development.The annual print run is almost 40 000 and the current hardcover price is around R170 (US$19) while the app costs R89 ($9.99) in the iTunes store.The guide won the Le Prix du Champagne Lanson for best wine guide worldwide in 2001, as well as the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers ‘Domaines Ott’ award for best annual wine guide in 2007.Besides the rating, the guide includes maps of wine-growing regions, a glossary of wine terms, GPS co-ordinates for all estates featured, a guide to wine farms that cater for visitors with special needs, information about wine varieties, and restaurant recommendationsRewarding talent and dedicationThe Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for 2012 is Razvan Macici of Nederburg. He’s Romanian by birth but he fell in love with South Africa after visiting the country in 1994 and his wine-making talent has found its perfect spot in the Western Cape.The young winemaker for 2012 is Anri Truter of Beyerskloof, who, like Macici, inherited his love of the grape from his father.The winemaker of the year for 2011 was Johan Jordaan of Spier, and the young winemaker was Matthew van Heerden of Uva Mira Vineyards, near Somerset West in the Western Cape.Other past winemakers of the year include Coenie Snyman of Rust en Vrede (2009), Peter Ferreira of Graham Beck (2004), Nicky Krone of Twee Jonge Gezellen (1995), and Günter Brözel of Nederburg (1985 and 1983).
This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Wayne Hoover, CFI discussing giving witness instructions prior to the interview.Anybody that’s ever conducted an interview or interrogation has had the opportunity to experience a witness who is out of control. They may do things to interrupt the flow of the interview or the admission itself. Here are a few tips that are recommended to give to our witnesses:At no time are you to talk to the subject other than “hello” and “good-bye”.At no time are you to talk to me. On the outside chance that I ask you a question and I really want an answer from you, I’ll let you know.While we’re in the interview, please do not talk to yourself.At no time are you to touch the subject other than “hello” or “good-bye”.At no time are you to touch me.At no time are you to be touching yourself during the interview process.While some of these may sound a little strange, make sure that you take the time to explain these rules to the witness. You can’t assume that anybody knows and understands what the rules are.- Sponsor – Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com for additional information. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
dan rowinski Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is treading carefully with its facial-recognition “tag suggestion” feature and now is making it easier for users to opt out of the feature according to Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, via Bloomberg. When last we heard from Facebook’s facial recognition feature it had just been opened released as a global feature but remained opt out as opposed to opt in, upsetting many users and privacy advocates across the world.According to Bloomberg, Jepsen said that Facebook will begin running online ads today that link users to their privacy settings, allowing them to opt out of the service. Have you seen the ads to which Jepsen refers? Have you or will you opt out of the “tag suggestion” feature?Facebook does not tag people in photos automatically. It tries to recognize when people are in photos and suggests that users tag them. What upsets privacy advocates and government regulators like Jepsen is that Facebook has been sharing personal information by default. Facebook reportedly gave Jepsen assurances that the facial recognition software was used purely in the suggestion feature and that it was not a way for other users to glean more information from user profiles.Facebook users upload more than 100 million photos to the platform on a daily basis. A company called Divvyshot and founder Sam Odio were acquired by Facebook to help institute the facial recognition feature. Odio, the product manager for photos, left Facebook in June to create a new company called Freshplum. Bloomberg also reported that Jepsen responded to problems with impostor accounts, making it easier to report and delete them. Facebook added “new language and links to a contact form to help users trying to report an impostor or fake profile.” Part of Google Plus’s trouble around using real names and not allowing brands on the platform at first had to do with authentication and dealing with potential impostor accounts. Tags:#Facebook#NYT#privacy#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
I am writing to announce the availability of The Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop*on OpenStack Savanna. From Wikipedia, OpenStack is “… a cloud-computing project, aims to provide the “ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds.” Predominantly acting as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform, it is free and open-source software released under the terms of the Apache License. The project is managed by the OpenStack Foundation, a non-profit corporate entity established in September 2012 to promote OpenStack software and its community…”Per the OpenStack web site, “The Savanna project provides a simple means to provision a Hadoop cluster on top of OpenStack.”The IDH+Savanna plug-in software can be found at Gerrit @:https://review.openstack.org/#/c/56105/The OpenStack blueprint for IDH integrated with Savanna can be found @:https://blueprints.launchpad.net/savanna/+spec/idh-savanna-pluginKey capabilities in this release of IDH + OpenStack Savanna include the following:The ability to install and provision all elements of IDH including the management console, REST API, and data management platform components of Hadoop (such as HDFS, HIVE, HBASE, MapReduce, etc.).The ability to configure IDH to use Cinder volumes as HDFS back end storage.The ability to scale clusters through manual configuration.Swift integration.The ability to tune key configuration parameters of Hadoop from within the integration OpenStack management console as well as dive into the IDH specific console for deep tuning and management.The ability to validate Hadoop configurations as is made available in the baseline vanilla Savanna plug-in.Finally, to see a video demonstration of the integration as well as a series of in depth technical articles on IDH + Savanna, please refer to our project wiki site @: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Savanna/idhpluginWe look forward to your input regarding the implementation, and will write again soon how we will advance the roadmap of ongoing innovation on this integration.Until next time,Joe
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced this week that testing time is over: the lab’s National Ignition Facility (NIF), the highest energy laser in the world, has fired its first shot at a capsule containing fusion fuel. The aim is to show that by using lasers to compress and heat the tiny peppercorn-sized capsule to conditions more severe than in the center of the sun, they can get the hydrogen fuel to fuse and release large amounts of energy. Such a process, if successful, could form the basis of a future energy-producing reactor. NIF is a massive laser system the size of several football fields. Its primary goal is to carry out nuclear reactions that can help verify the effectiveness of the United States’s nuclear arsenal. But first LLNL is giving NIF the chance to have at shot at ignition, a self-sustaining fusion burn that produces more energy than was pumped in to make it happen. This is a long-sought goal of fusion scientists and would be a major breakthrough in the decades-long search for fusion power. In this first shot, researchers trained all of NIF’s 192 beams onto the target depositing a total of 1 million joules of heat—just over half of NIF’s maximum energy. To produce power, the target capsule would normally contain a mixture of cryogenically frozen deuterium and tritium—two isotopes of hydrogen. But in this first shot the capsule also contained some normal hydrogen to dampen down any fusion reaction. This is so researchers can learn more about the physics of the capsule compression before making a full shot at ignition. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) LLNL has funding for several years to work on ignition. Although this first shot is a milestone, NIF’s proponents say that it may take a year or more before a successful ignition shot is achieved. Others question whether the machine will work at all.
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