New award offered for new NLC program

first_imgStudents entering a new program being offered by Northern Lights College will be eligible for an entrance award.The $600 award will be available for students entering the environmental practice program at the College’s Fort St. John campus beginning in September. Eligible applicants must also live in northeast B.C.- Advertisement -The program will focus on reclamation and remediation of industrially disturbed land sites, while also teaching students about the regulations surrounding fixing up these sites.Students must write an essay showing that they understand the opportunities, as well as challenges, relating to a potential career in the environmental practice field. They are encouraged to contact someone within the field as part of the essay.last_img

JUTC to Increase Bus Fleet

first_img JUTC fleet in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) to increase from 244 to 350 Effective September 1, the fleet of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses plying routes across the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) will increase from 244 to 350.This will be facilitated through the introduction of a number of buses which the state-run entity acquired recently.Managing Director of the JUTC, Colin Campbell, who made the disclosure during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the JIS’ head office in Kingston on August 21, said 35 new buses imported earlier this year, have been serviced and are ready to be incorporated into the fleet.“What 350 buses will enable us to do is to provide a more predictable schedule for commuters; obviously to provide more seats on the routes, so that customers won’t have to seek alternative modes of transportation,” he stated.Mr. Campbell said the fleet is slated to be further increased to 400 by year-end, a move which will also be facilitated through the acquisition of new buses as well as re-introduction of repaired units.He informed that an additional 20 articulated (twin) buses have been released from the wharf, and are slated to be commissioned into service by late October. Further, several buses, which were taken out of service for repairs, should also be returned shortly as the requisite parts have been received.Mr. Campbell advised that some 15 of 40 units that were withdrawn to facilitate tyre installations are slated to be re-introduced shortly, as this exercise has been completed.“Therefore, out of a combination of new buses, repairs, purchasing of tyres, and refurbishing of buses, we intend to achieve the roll-out numbers. Once we achieve the roll out numbers and can consistently keep those seats on the road we should be able to bring our revenues up an additional $118 million per month,” Mr. Campbell said. 35 new buses imported earlier this year 15 of 40 units that were withdrawn to facilitate tyre installations are slated to be re-introduced shortly Story Highlightslast_img read more

Ward of State Among Three Recommended for Gallantry Award

first_img He said that 18-year-old ward Selana Reid, along with a caregiver at the home, and a young man, who saw the fire and came to assist, have been recommended for the Award for Gallantry at this year’s National Honours and Awards Ceremony to be held at King’s House in October. Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, made the disclosure at Monday’s (April 9) memorial service for Oneika McGrae and Anna Kaye Moreland, at the Faith Tabernacle Shiloh Apostolic Church on Lyndhurst Road. Three persons, including a ward of the State, are being considered for national honours for their acts of bravery during the fire at the Walker’s Place of Safety earlier this year that took the lives of two children and destroyed the Lyndhurst Crescent-based facility. Three persons, including a ward of the State, are being considered for national honours for their acts of bravery during the fire at the Walker’s Place of Safety earlier this year that took the lives of two children and destroyed the Lyndhurst Crescent-based facility.Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, made the disclosure at Monday’s (April 9) memorial service for Oneika McGrae and Anna Kaye Moreland, at the Faith Tabernacle Shiloh Apostolic Church on Lyndhurst Road.He said that 18-year-old ward Selana Reid, along with a caregiver at the home, and a young man, who saw the fire and came to assist, have been recommended for the Award for Gallantry at this year’s National Honours and Awards Ceremony to be held at King’s House in October.He noted that the three saved lives by waking up the children, who were asleep, and helping them to escape the blaze.Scores of persons packed the church for the memorial service, including portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, who read the first lesson, representatives of childcare agencies, family, friends and well-wishers.The State Minister, in expressing sorrow at the loss of lives, said he is heartened at the outpouring of love and support from the public in the wake of the tragedy.He noted that $9 million has already been donated for the rebuilding of the home in addition to other support for the children.Mr. Green urged Jamaicans to honour the lives of those who perished by doing more for children who are in need of care and protection.Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, who is Member of Parliament for East Central St. Andrew where the home is located, said “there is much goodness around us”, and this was evident in how the community came together to assist on the night of the fire.“The best of them came out, and they did what they could do for those children,” Dr. Phillips said, while calling for additional public support for the reconstruction of the home.Several other agencies and community persons addressed the function, including Director of Children and Family Programmes at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Audrey Budhi.Pastor at the Greater Grace Temple churches, Bishop Dr. C.A. Holdsworth, who contributed $10,000 towards the rebuilding of the facility, charged the congregation to “seize this opportunity to do something positive” for the nation’s children.last_img read more

TIFF STRESSES ZERO TOLERANCE AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL IN METOO ERA

first_imgAdvertisement A sign bearing the Toronto International Film Festival logo sits on a fork lift as preparations are made for the festival’s opening night on Thursday. As the Toronto International Film Festival prepares to kick off Thursday, it’s doing so in a changed landscape — one organizers have responded to with a few powerful additions to the usual mix of glitz and glam. With initiatives including the Share Her Journey women’s rally, a newly created hotline and an emphasis on its code of conduct, TIFF is making it clear it’s an inclusive and safe space after the tide of sexual misconduct allegations stemming from the Harvey Weinstein scandal last fall. (CHRIS YOUNG / THE CANADIAN PRESS) As the Toronto International Film Festival prepares to kick off Thursday, it’s doing so in a changed landscape — one organizers have responded to with a few powerful additions to the usual mix of glitz and glam.With initiatives including the Share Her Journey women’s rally, a newly created hotline and an emphasis on its code of conduct, TIFF is making it clear it’s an inclusive and safe space after the tide of sexual misconduct allegations stemming from the Harvey Weinstein scandal last fall.“We’re making sure that everyone who’s taking part in the festival understands that there’s a standard of behaviour, that harassment and abuse won’t be tolerated and that there are repercussions for that,” says Cameron Bailey, artistic director of TIFF. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “You’re on our ground and there’s zero tolerance,” adds Piers Handling, director and CEO of TIFF. “You will not be welcomed back if you violate any of these rules.”This is the first TIFF since the Weinstein scandal last October led to a steady stream of allegations involving many others in the industry, and the establishment of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements to end abuse. Facebook Weinstein has been a fixture at TIFF in the past, using it for the world premiere of films that went on to Oscar glory, including The King’s Speech, The Imitation Game and Lion.Two misconduct accusations against him, from actresses Mira Sorvino and Montreal’s Erika Rosenbaum, allegedly took place in Toronto hotel rooms during past TIFFs.TIFF has always had a zero-tolerance harassment policy and a code of conduct, but this year those elements will be more visible through signage around the festival, says Handling. All delegates must also agree to the code of conduct in their accreditation forms and the press package includes a reminder of it.“For the first time we actually have a hotline, so if anybody feels that they’ve been harassed and they don’t feel they can approach us, they can go to a third party,” he adds.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: The hotline — 1-833-265-9835 — allows callers to confidentially report wrongdoing or unethical conduct.Handling notes they’ve taken badges away from delegates in the past but that was “more for bad behaviour.”Perhaps the biggest symbol of solidarity at this year’s festival will be seen on Saturday with the rally by TIFF’s Share Her Journey, a five-year commitment to support women in the industry.Speakers at the event will include Dr. Stacy L. Smith, founder and director of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis and Canadian star Mia Kirshner, who co-founded the #AfterMeToo movement.Meanwhile, at a pre-rally breakfast, Bailey will pledge TIFF’s commitment to the 5050×2020 initiative that supports gender parity and inclusion in film festivals.Such initiatives can have a big impact, say those in the industry.This year TIFF has also increased the diversity of its press corps by about 20 per cent, adding up to 200 new journalists from under-represented groups. Inclusion and diversity will also be among the topics on panels at the TIFF Industry Conference.Handling notes TIFF has embraced diversity and supported women’s cinema from the very beginning, through programming, seminars, panels and various programs.This year’s overall TIFF lineup has 34 per cent films by women, up from 33 per cent last year.“We’d like it to get to 50 per cent, but I think the industry has to actually itself step to the plate,” says Handling.“We can only go so far. More women have to be behind the camera directing films and then we’ll show them.”By VICTORIA AHEARN | The Canadian Press Twitterlast_img read more

Nissan to reveal new 2020 Versa at a music festival

first_img Nissan New York Auto Show 2019 Nissan More From Roadshow 96 Photos Apr 19 • Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup See All reading • Nissan to reveal new 2020 Versa at a music festival May 29 • 2020 Ford Escape: Everything there is to know Today’s Nissan Versa is one of the oldest compact cars you can buy, having been first introduced back in 2011 as a 2012 model. Then at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the Versa received a facelift for the 2015 model year. While the Versa is impressively affordable, it’s never been one of our favorites and it feels out-of-date compared to its competition.With the April 12 debut putting the Versa’s reveal right before the start of New York Auto Show press days, we should get a chance to see the new car in the Big Apple, too. Either way, check back with Roadshow for full details and photos once the 2020 Nissan Versa is revealed. Apr 19 • Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint Tags The completely redesigned 2020 Nissan Versa will debut at Rock the Ocean’s @festivaltortuga in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on April 12, 2019. #TortugaFest #NissanVersa2020 pic.twitter.com/cmc3DPSM62— Nissan (@NissanUSA) March 28, 2019 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img 0 2020 Nissan Versa first drive: 15% more price, 100% more car New York Auto Show 2019 • Enlarge ImageThe current Nissan Versa, shown here, will soon be replaced. Nissan Carmakers increasingly use special events to introduce new cars away from the hubbub of international auto shows, and it appears Nissan will follow that route with its smallest sedan. Nissan announced Thursday that it will reveal the new 2020 Versa at the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 12.While the teaser photo and video hint at the introduction happening on or at least near the beach, there are few other clues about the 2020 Nissan Versa. The company says only that the sedan has been “completely redesigned,” signaling an all-new model rather than a refresh of the existing Versa. Share your voice Post a comment 2019 Nissan Murano looks different, but feels right 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Apr 19 • Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V Sedanslast_img read more

Kangana Ranaut was an actor on the sets of Mental Hai Kya

first_imgKangana RanautInstagramYesterday, media was flooded with reports stating that ‘Kangana Ranaut has been interfering with the shooting of Mental Hai Kya and that she has been unhappy with some of the scenes, which had to be re-shot, thus causing the delay in the release of the movie.However, director of Mental Hai Kya, Prakash Kovelamudi has rubbished these reports.”On my set, Kangana was an actor; a professional one, and a creative asset. Both Kangana and Rajkummar are powerhouse performers, whom I enjoyed directing. I am happy to see how their characters have turned out. Mental Hai Kya is an intriguing thriller with doses of quirk. The film challenges the norms, and I am thrilled to bring to the audience something original,” the director said in a statement.Further denying the reports about some portions of the film being re-shot, the director said, “We finished the first leg in Mumbai, the second in London, and the last one in Mumbai again. The final schedule was wrapped last month. That’s all! All other conjecture is baseless.”Produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and Shaailesh R Singh, Mental Hai Kya’s trailer is scheduled to be launched later this month and the film will hit the screens on July 26, 2019.last_img read more

Passengers want a railway they can trustand cheaper fares Calls for network

first_img Click for Sound Watch Next Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA new poll shows most people believe Britain’s railways would be better value for money if they were publicly owned. And the majority of the public are opposed to the rail industry’s plans for increased competition on the railways with rival firms running routes in direct competition to each other. The poll of 1,000 rail users comes in the wake of changes to the London Northwestern Railway’s service. The service – when it was operated by London Midland – stopped at Stoke Station. But it has now vanished from the Stoke-on-Trent timetable. The direct route to London was popular because it was cheaper than services run by Virgin Trains but it will no longer pass through the Potteries, To reach London via an alternative to Virgin, travellers have to go via Birmingham or get to to Stafford to catch the train that still does take the direct line to London. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to playTap to play We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.com Most, 45 per cent, said rail fares would be cheaper under public ownership with 19 per cent fearing they would be more expensive. And 56 per cent say railways should be run in the public sector, with 19 per cent saying they should be privately run and 24 per cent unsure. The poll – carried out earlier this month – found almost half of the respondents think that private train firms don’t have their best interests at heart. And just 29 per cent support plans from the Rail Delivery Group, which represents rail firms, for increased competition on the railways. The RDG has been calling for Open Access Rail, where rail companies would compete in delivering services on the same route. The new poll provides an insight into public attitudes towards rail privatisation before the government’s consultation on the running of our railways closes later this week. It found that a majority of the public believe the railways would be better value for money if they were publicly owned. Ellen Lees, of We Own It said:“Private rail companies have been lobbying hard for more private involvement and increased competition on our railways. Video will play in  Watch again Most overcrowed train services revealed Share this video A Northern train “This new poll shows just how out of touch the rail industry is. The public doesn’t want more competition, they want a railway they can trust, with cheaper fares that provide good value for money. Read MoreManchester Metrolink workers to strike for four days over pay (& it clashes with the Parklife Festival)   “This is only possible if the railway is brought into public hands. After endless delays, cancellations and crowded trains, people are sick and tired of privatisation. “So it’s absolutely vital that with the Williams Rail Review coming to an end, Keith Williams makes the right call on the future of our railways.” The government’s consultation is part of the Williams Rail Review, which closes at the end of May. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Stoke rail station The new times for the service are on London Northwestern Railway’s website but it is difficult to make the right connection unless passengers understand the routes. In addition to this, the West Coast Partnership franchise is due to be awarded next month. poll loadingShould Britain’s rail network be publicly owned?0+ VOTES SO FARYesNo The winning bidder will be responsible for services on both the WCML from March 2020, and designing and running the initial HS2 high-speed services from 2026. Virgin Trains has operated along the route since 1997 but has been disqualified this time in a dispute over pensions, although they have launched legal action against the decision. The snapshot of how rail users feel about current services has been carried out by anti-privatisation group We Own It. It found that 67 per ent of those who took part in the survey would have more trust in the railways if they were brought into public ownership. Read MoreMotorists urged to be patient with learner drivers when they take to the motorway   A total of 43 per cent said privatisation had been a partial or total failure, with only 23 per cent saying it had been a success with 21 per cent claiming they didn’t know. Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowlast_img read more

Tinkerbell and Bob the Builder removed from flight for being unruly

first_imgTags: Disney, Ryanair, Stanstead Share Posted by Monday, August 20, 2018 Tinkerbell and Bob the Builder removed from flight for being unrulycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group KRAKOW — Tinkerbell has had it up to here with flying, so it seems.A man dressed as the beloved Disney character – green dress, fairy wings and all – was recently escorted off a Ryanair flight by armed police for disruptive behaviour.But here’s the real kicker: Tinkerbell’s companion, Bob the Builder, was also kicked off the plane.The flight was due to take off from Stansted airport to Krakow, Poland last Friday when an unruly Tink “threatened to cut everyone up”, wrote Dan May, a fellow passenger, on Twitter. The unidentified male, who according to reports was on a stag party trip to Krakow, was soon escorted off the plane.Our flight to Krakow hasn’t taken off yet because a man dressed as Tinkerbell has threatened to cut everyone up. This is why you don’t fly Ryanair from Stansted.— Dan May (@dpmay) August 17, 2018According to witnesses, one officer adjusted the man’s wings before arresting him and taking him off the plane with his companion, who was dressed in a Bob the Builder outfit.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckA Ryanair spokesman said: “Police removed and detained two passengers ahead of this flight from London Stansted to Krakow who were disruptive, before the aircraft departed to Krakow. We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police.”The incident has renewed calls for implementing a two-drink limit per passenger and no alcohol sales before 10 a.m. at airports.“It’s incumbent on the airports to introduce these preventative measures to curb excessive drinking and the problems it creates, rather than allowing passengers to drink to excess before their flights,” the spokesperson added.The plane departed for Krakow after a short delay. We’re guessing Tinkerbell had to get there the good ol’ fashioned way – with pixie dust.last_img read more