Intersection upgrade underway in Dawson Creek

first_imgToday, crews were in the midst of setting up the necessary electrical connections and preparing the concrete foundations for the pole structures that will support the signal light fixtures, said Ken Nash, operations manager in the Peace District for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.  Traffic remained open in all directions through the intersection as the work is occurring along the shoulders of the roads, and Nash said they expect only minor interruptions throughout the project for moving equipment, for example.Given the proximity of emergency services to the intersection, the signal lights will be designed to be sound-activated to respond to emergency vehicles.The project is being funded jointly by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the City of Dawson Creek.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Spike in Jersey Sales Prompts Kaepernick to Donate All

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Image courtesy of Yahoo.comWith the country still reeling from Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, supporters of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback are opening their wallets to buy up every last one of his jerseys.Kaepernick’s famous number 7 jerseys have flown off the shelves since his protest of the Star-Spangled Banner — so much so that it has since skyrocketed to number one on the NFL’s official website. Earlier this week, Good Morning America reported that the star footballer ranked 20th among 49ers players jersey sales before his stance against police brutality gained national attention.Kaepernick took to Instagram Wednesday to thank his fans for all their love and support while promising to donate the money he received from his spike in jersey sales.“I wasn’t expecting my jersey sales to jump to number one because of this, but it shows the people’s belief that we can achieve justice and equality for all,” he wrote. “The only way I can repay you for the support is to return the favor by donating all the proceeds I received from my jersey sales back into the communities.”According to the Atlanta Black Star, Kaepernick had previously announced that he would donate his first $1 million dollars earned this seasons to organizations working to tackle issues near and dear to his heart. The star quarterback said he wanted to ensure that he was actively involved in helping communities.Kaepernick’s plans to give back have since silenced the nay-sayers who argued that he wasn’t doing enough to actually make a difference. Others are still outraged over his “disrespectful” behavior and critical comments on the nation’s law enforcement personnel.Kaepernick has repeatedly asserted that he is not anti-American or anti-cop, but simply wants to bring light to the injustices faced by African-Americans and other minorities in this country.“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” the quarterback told NFL.com. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” read more

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When cartoons do the talk

first_imgA two-day comic workshop is being organised today by National Museum in collaboration with World Comics India giving all the keen people an oppurtunity to learn and enhance the skills. The workshop is a part of an exhibition titled The Body in Indian Art curated by Naman Ahuja. The event will provide a platform for drawing a comic around the body. Artists, comics artistes, illustrators, cartoonists and anyone with an interest in storytelling or drawing can participate in the limited-entry workshop. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The first day of the workshop includes exploring the exhibition, discussion on the subject, individual stories and live sketching. The following day will  further have discussions on the stories, developing visual scripts, final touches to the stories, and submission of the final work which will be published in a booklet format and exhibited at the museum.When: 12-13 April. Where: National Museum Timing: 10am-4pmlast_img read more

Insider Deals Sweet If You Can Score Them

first_img 5 min read Brought to you by PCWorld Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Savvy Web shoppers are always on the lookout for coupons that can save them money on tech gear. But all coupon codes are not created equal, and most of the best ones aren’t distributed to the masses. Here is the scoop on snagging insider deals–offers that are meant for family, friends, employees, or affiliates, and that can substantially reduce the cost of PCs and other electronics.Most major vendors have insider or exclusive coupon deals, often redeemable on special areas of their Web sites. Some of these sites are more accessible than others: The Employees and Affiliates Store in Dell’s Member Purchase Program doesn’t seem to require any proof that you’re an employee or affiliate, while Lenovo’s Contractor Purchase Program will sell to anyone with the right coupon code, easily found on Web deal sites. In contrast, Hewlett-Packard’s Employee Discount Program site requires log-in credentials.Lenovo is generous with its friends-and-family deals, too. “Anyone I give my information to can use the program,” company spokesperson Aimee Foskie says. Dell imposes few, if any limits on its small-business bargains.To find vendor deals that target students, small businesses, affiliates, or other special groups, you can try running a Web search or inquiring at school or work. Or browse vendors’ sites: Apple, for instance, recently offered an appealing back-to-school special package for college-bound students: a free iPod (a value of up to $299) plus up to $100 off the regular price of a computer and a printer. The Apple deal is available only to college students, faculty, administrators, and staff members, but parents can get the deal on behalf of their kids.Is This Code for Me?If you come across a code, shopping mavens say, you should feel free to use it–regardless of whether it’s intended for just anyone. A contractor’s discount if you aren’t a contractor? An education discount if you aren’t a student? All of these are fair game, they say–if you can find the bargain and the seller doesn’t object.”If the store doesn’t create a barrier, like ask for your student ID, I don’t see why you wouldn’t take the discount,” says Daniel de Grandpre, CEO of Dealnews.com. Scott Kluth, president and founder of CouponCabin, another popular deal site, concurs: “If you find a code out there, go for it. Nine times out of ten the merchant’s not going to come back to you and say, ‘This wasn’t intended for you.'”Vendors’ policies vary in this area, but in general they appear to be relatively blas? about granting access to friend/family, contractor, and affiliate discounts, and relatively stringent in checking qualifications for educational deals. With a code for Lenovo’s contractor site, I was able to configure a ThinkStation D10 workstation for $2104, versus $2475 on Lenovo’s regular site. And at Dell’s Employees and Affiliates store, I found an Inspiron 1525 laptop for $685, or $64 off the regular discounted price. “Targeted coupons are not tied to any person, so if they are shared it is not a problem,” Dell spokesman Jay Pinker wrote in an e-mail message.On the other hand, to get an educational discount from Dell, you may have to prove that you’re a student or an educator. And people who sign up for HP’s Academic Purchasing Program (APP) must affirm that they are eligible for the discounts. HP may check a customer’s credentials and cancel an order if it detects fraudulent activity, HP spokesperson Amy Smith says.You might also run into qualification problems if you try to purchase software meant for students and faculty. “You’re using software you don’t have the right to use, so technically it’s the same as piracy,” de Grandpre says. (Microsoft has no objection to home users’ buying its Office Home and Student 2007 suite, but only if they aren’t running a business at home.)Vendors change coupon codes often, a maddening fact of life for bargain hunters. “Expired coupons are the largest complaint, that I know of, from Internet shoppers,” says Kluth. “It’s extremely frustrating.” To verify coupons, CouponCabin places test orders using them: “We post the last test date with the coupon, and typically test each offer at least twice a week.”Smart shoppers must act fast. Susan Kahler of Jefferson, Arkansas, scans the user forums at FatWallet 10 to 12 times a day in search of hot deals. “If something comes up, you just can’t pass it up,” says Kahler, a marketing professional who lives 45 minutes from Little Rock–too far away to take advantage of the big-box discounters there. “With FatWallet, if somebody finds a deal in California, in two minutes everybody from coast to coast knows about it.” August 18, 2008 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more