Fort St. John presented with ‘Communities in Bloom’ certificate

first_imgDuring Monday’s council meeting, the City of Fort St. John was presented with their Communities in Bloom certificate and evaluation, from co-chairs of the Communities in Bloom committee Karen Mason-Bennett, and Candace Peever.The city earned a grade of 3 out of 5 blooms, or 0.67%. 64% – 72% is considered 3 blooms.Cities are graded on 6 different categories: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape, and Floral Displays.- Advertisement -Candace Peever said when they came to look at the City in July, the judges saw it as very tidy, adding that they were impressed the City was so clean despite the long winters and there was very few amounts of litter.Peever added that they were very receptive of the City’s environmental efforts as well — a special mention on the report went to the City’s Passive House.The City’s highest score was in Heritage Conservation, with 109 out of 150 points — or 73%.Advertisement The judges reference Councillor Larry Evans’ knowledge of the area, having grown up in Fort St. John, and praise Heather Sjoblom of the North Peace Museum for the Night at the Museum event.The judges also sent a registration pack for 2016. The date that the judges would attend for 2016’s evaluation is in July, but not confirmed yet.last_img read more

SPILLANE – “DONEGAL HAVE REACHED THE END OF THE ROAD”

first_imgRTE pundit and former Kerry legend Pat Spillane believes Donegal have reached the end of the road and does not believe they will win the All-Ireland. Spillane has always been openly critical of Donegal’s defensive system since it was introduced by Jim McGuinness in 2011.The ‘system’ led Donegal to THREE Ulster titles, and one All-Ireland – while they narrowly missed out on winning another All-Ireland last season against Kerry. However, Spillane feels Donegal’s defeat against Monaghan showed that they’re running on empty and look like a tired team.Spillane insisted it would be wrong to write them off completely but doesn’t think they have an All-Ireland in them.In his column in the Sunday World, Spillane wrote, “While it would be unfair to write off Donegal’s chances after one below-par performance, frankly I don’t see them winning the All-Ireland in 2015.“Their performance against Monaghan – particularly in the second quarter – was so unlike them. There was no intensity in their play and their shooting was uncharacteristically wayward.“After three tough matches they looked a tired team. They were tactically inflexible and one-dimensional and the bottom line is that when Michael Murphy struggles so does the team.“Having just come through a gruelling, four-match schedule in the Ulster series, which involved matches against three teams that played in Division One this season, they will probably have to beat Galway, Mayo, Dublin and possibly Kerry to win the All-Ireland.Even at their peak I doubt if they would have been capable of that feat.  SPILLANE – “DONEGAL HAVE REACHED THE END OF THE ROAD” was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Filling In the Gaps In Your Performance

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Is there a difference between your current performance and the performance you want? Can you recognize a gap? Producing better results means filling those gaps.If I had to guess, I’d guess that the gap between your present sales results and the results you want mostly needs to be filled up with more prospecting. Even though no one likes to talk about activity, too little prospecting creates major performance gaps.The gap that is the long sales cycle and stalled deals is filled by your willingness to disqualify non-opportunities, to follow an effective sales process, and to ask for the commitments you need. Slow and stalled deals are gaps that are opened by process problems.The gap between winning your dream client and not winning their business needs to be filled in with a consistent effort to create value, a consistent effort to define yourself as a value creator, a steady stream of ideas, and a relentless, persistent pursuit. That gap is created by neglect, giving up to soon, and your disappearance.The gap between your present ability to create value for your clients and the value they need you to create needs to be filled with a professional curiosity, an aggressive personal and professional development plan, and time spent with coaches and mentors. Business acumen s the new sales acumen, and this gap is opening up for any salesperson who isn’t working to keep up.What gaps are you closing?QuestionsWhat are the gaps in your performance?What do you need to do to fill in those gaps?What set of activities fill those gaps?If you’re a sales manager, how do you help the individuals on your team fill the gaps in their performance?last_img read more

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo lead NBA All-Star fan voting

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion All current NBA players and a media panel each account for 25 percent of the vote, with those voters completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference. Players may vote for their teammates or themselves.Voting concludes on January 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Nikola Jokic continues to amaze as Nuggets rout Clippers LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion With voting still underway, George is part of a Western Conference starting five led by James and also featuring Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose and Durant’s Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry.In the totals released Thursday James leads all vote-getters with 2,779,812.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAntetokounmpo is second with 2,670,816 and leads an Eastern Conference starting five that currently includes Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.Fan makeup 50 percent of the voting for the 10 starters for the All-Star Game, which will take place on February 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers practices for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPLos Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks continue to lead NBA All-Star voting in latest fan ballot returns released Wednesday.In the most recent returns, back-to-back NBA finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant has been knocked out of the Western Conference starting lineup, displaced by Oklahoma City’s Paul George.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

Undefeated Blackwater is ‘for real,’ says Ray Parks

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “At the end of the day, my thing is to lead my team to victory,” said Parks after the Elite’s 118-110 win over the Dyip. “It ain’t really about one person, I want the task of guarding the best player on the other team but at the end of the day I just do my best to help my team win.”Parks was the last rookie in the 2018 draft class to enter the PBA after he spent the first few months of 2019 playing with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s still team defense, team offense, so it’s not just about one person.”Parks got the better of his matchup against Perez after he put up 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals in Blackwater’s third straight win in as many games while Perez ended up with 17 points and seven boards. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CJ Perez relishes first duel vs Ray Parks in matchup of top two picks PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war It took a while before Parks finally made his PBA debut for Blackwater but the 26-year-old guard is certainly making up for lost time and the Elite are definitely feeling his presence.“We’re for real, that’s one thing I can say,” said Parks. “It’s a different type of Blackwater right now, and my thing is, these games, they’re no fluke. We took teams down to the wire and those are great teams.”Blackwater’s earlier wins came off against Meralco, 94-91, and defending champion Barangay Ginebra, 108-107.“It’s a testament to the hard work, all the way from the coaches, the ball boys, to us, to the management, and we’re just reaping the benefits right now. Hopefully we can continue to just grow, continue to build, continue to dig, continue to build into our character.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—All eyes were on the marquee matchup featuring the top two picks in the 2018 PBA Draft.Sunday’s game between Columbian and Blackwater marked the first time No. 1 selection CJ Perez and second pick Ray Parks met, but the Elite freshman would rather focus on something else.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

Dutee Chand crashes out of World Championships

first_imgIndian athlete Dutee Chand crashed out of the women’s 100 metre event after finishing sixth in her heat at the ongoing IAAF World Championships here on Saturday.Dutee clocked 12.07 seconds in her heats which was won by Rosangela Santos with a personal best time of 11.04.Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland was second with 11.14. Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago clocked the same time as Mujinga but was adjudged third on photo finish.The top three athletes of each heat qualify for the next stage.Dutee’s performance on Saturday was a far cry from her showing at the Asain Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar earlier this month where she took the bronze in 11.52.last_img read more

10 months agoWolves defender Coady on England coach Southgate’s radar

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves defender Coady on England coach Southgate’s radarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves defender Conor Coady is on England coach Gareth Southgate’s radar.Southgate was at Molineux on Monday night to watch Wolves defeat Liverpool in the FA Cup third-round.He attended the game specifically to monitor central defender Coady, says the Daily Mail.The 25-year-old, who started his career at Anfield, has earned rave reviews for his displays in the heart of Wolves’ defence this season.His performance against his former club on Monday will have done his cause no harm at all. last_img read more

Government to Review Public Sector Compensation

first_img “The structure of public sector compensation is overly complicated with over 325 separate grades and it is non-transparent with over 175 allowance types that breed inequities in Ministries, Departments and Agencies and across the public sector,” he said. The Government will be conducting a review of public sector compensation with the aim of simplifying and streamlining the process. The Government will be conducting a review of public sector compensation with the aim of simplifying and streamlining the process.This was announced by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Hon. Nigel Clarke, who said it is intended to make the process more transparent and equitable, while addressing imbalances and inequities over time.“The structure of public sector compensation is overly complicated with over 325 separate grades and it is non-transparent with over 175 allowance types that breed inequities in Ministries, Departments and Agencies and across the public sector,” he said.Dr. Clarke was opening the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, on Thursday (March 7).The Minister said the Government intends to work closely with its partners in the unions on this review and to complete it before the start of negotiations for the next bargaining period.In the meantime, Dr. Clarke said the Government is pleased that unions representing over 96 per cent of public sector employees have signed a four-year wage deal for the period 2017 to 2021.“I thank the various unions and their members for their professionalism in the negotiation process,” he said.The Minister noted that the public sector wage bill represents the single largest allocation in the budget, outside of debt service, therefore the management of the growth of the total size of the wage bill is of strategic importance and has an impact on every single Jamaican.“Public sector transformation for that reason, among others, like efficiency and service delivery, therefore remains an ongoing reform,” he said.To this end, Dr. Clarke informed that the rationalisation of public bodies has been accelerated and a number of mergers, privatisations, reintegrations and related actions have been announced and are being carried out.“We intend to complete the implementation of shared corporate services in human resource management in this financial year and begin shared corporate services implementation with respect to audit and public relations in the upcoming financial year,” he said.He added that the Government will be making greater use of technology to bring greater efficiency to public service delivery and to control costs.Dr. Clarke noted as well that for the first time, Jamaica is projected to meet the wage to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) target of nine per cent for financial 2018/19 and for the upcoming financial year, under the Government’s fiscal responsibility law. This was announced by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Hon. Nigel Clarke, who said it is intended to make the process more transparent and equitable, while addressing imbalances and inequities over time. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Luka Milivojevic dropped from Serbia squad

first_imgCrystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic has been dropped from the Serbia squad after the comments he made about head coach Mladen KrstajicThe 27-year-old midfielder blamed Krstajic’s tactics for Serbia’s group-stage defeats to Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 World Cup.“Our manager had his opinion, something he wanted to try, and in the end we lost,” said Milivojevic, according to the BBC.While the scoreline was at 1-1 against Switzerland in their second group game, Milivojevic was surprisingly replaced by 22-year-old forward Nemanja Radonjic late on.New Liverpool signing Xherdan Shaqiri then scored a 90th-minute winner for Switzerland.serbiaReport: Euro 2020 qualifying Group B George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group B sees Portugal and Serbia play catch up with Ukraine.While Cristiano Ronaldo broke records and his Portugal side ran out…“We tried to take risks where, in my opinion, we did not have to,” Milivojevic said at the time.“I think we should have been more experienced and played for a result in the last 15 minutes.”Goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic and defenders Branislav Ivanovic and Dusko Tosic have also been left out of the 23-man squad list published by the Serbian FA on Wednesday.Krstajic’s side will visit Lithuania on September 7 before returning home to host Romania three days later.last_img read more