Following a landslide on Monday night due to heavy rain, the Peace River Regional District issued a warning for residents to stay away from the Beatton River.Greig Bethel of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations confirmed that this ministry, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the BC Oil and Gas Commission inspected the site fully on Tuesday, and now it is difficult to forecast when this slide will become inactive, as more slipping could occur any time.“This landslide was a natural event and this is not the first time it has happened,” Bethel wrote in an e-mail to Energetic City. “The Beatton River and its tributaries are inherently unstable and occasionally subject to large, rapid landslides moving on low gradients.”- Advertisement -According to the Ministry, flooding was minimal and impact to resource users and residents appears to be minimal overall.He adds that an immediately impacted landowner at the slide area has erected an electric fence adjacent to the site, to keep livestock safely away.The Province is echoing the PRRD in asking people to stay away from the Beatton River at this time – from the slide area all the way down to the meeting of the Beatton and Peace rivers.Advertisement Bethel said that the Cecil Lake Bridge is well above the Beatton River, and was not impacted by this event, but the bridge site is being monitored.
December 29, 2019
Due to continued expansion of our civils utilities division, Tailored Facility Solutions in Letterkenny are seeking to recruit a Civils Utilities Project Manager with relevant experience to lead and develop our high performing Civils Utilities Division. Job Purpose:To maximise project productivity and add value to the construction process by proactive involvement in project planning, management of crews and fleet and weekly recording and reporting. To drive best value from suppliers and subcontractors. To carry out monthly financial reviews on projects. Co-ordinate with other contractors to ensure compliance with programme and quality standards. To maximise value of weekly and monthly applications and measurement and submission of contract variations. People Management:Able to work well within a team-based environment. Communicate regularly with project staff and specialist subcontractors to ensure systems and controls are in place, understood and followed at all times. Manage and promote a high standard of Health & Safety. Personal Attributes Smart and professional appearance. Good command of written and spoken English. Customer focused. Communicator & motivator with ability to communicate across all levels of seniority from the workface through to Senior Management level. Problem solver with a ‘Can do’ attitude to work. Key ResponsibilitiesManage a team of foremen, general operatives, machine operators, labourers, safety personnel & document control.Liaising with and reporting to senior management.Monitor and documenting job site safety and accident prevention.Representing the projects interests at client meetings.Delivering projects that meet budget, scope, schedule and quality goals.Assist in writing bids and proposals, particularly including price and quality submissions.Construction work Planning & Scheduling.Material & Equipment – procurement and expediting.Project cost review, reporting, updating and accounting.Participation in and documentation of project coordination meetings.Programming works schedule and monitoring building progress, compliance with regulations and costs.Supervision and coordination of subcontractors.Research and suggest options on construction means, methods and equipment.Maintenance of As-Built plans and documentation.Quality Control.Review project scope, budget and schedule.Ability to manage workload of multiple projects of varying complexity.Planning and overseeing the commissioning and handover of projects.Skill RequirementsApplicants must be able to demonstrate by providing personal and specific examples in a CV, at least 3 year’s relevant experience of the desired requirements set out below;Experienced in building construction and underground utilities (telecoms/electric)Construction Management work experience required.Good knowledge of construction principles/practices required.Strong work ethic and desire to work in a team environment and lead a team.Ability to work within company procedures.Have good practical organisation skills, planning of resources and programme scheduling.IT Literate able to use Microsoft Office, Workflow Managements Software.Ability to use basic hand-held mobile devices such as an iPad or smart phone.Full driving licence required. C Licence is advantageous. Ability to move or travel throughout Ireland as project needs dictate.Have relevant Utility tickets and certs, Safe Pass.Application with CV and cover letter to General Manager, Tailored Facility Solutions, Ballyraine, Co. Donegal or by e mail to email@example.com. Closing date for applications 10am on Wednesday 13th March, 2019Job Vacancy: Tailored Facility Solutions seek Civils Utilities Project Manager was last modified: March 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Civils UtilitiesProject ManagerTailored Facility SolutionsTFS
December 28, 2019
For many years, the School of Engineering at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has forged industry connections and collaborations between students, staff and companies that have greatly enhanced the learning environment and the business community.The Engineering students benefit from a modern educational facility at LYIT, with all the programmes accredited by the appropriate professional bodies, such as Engineers Ireland and the Society of Chartered Surveyors.The modern workshops and laboratories, with state-of-the-art equipment and computer software, help students to gain the thorough knowledge and skills that are demanded by today’s employers. The programmes offered have a strong focus on applied, practical skills and are delivered in a stimulating yet supportive learning environment. One such collaboration is with KIRCHHOFF Ireland which is based in Ballyraine, Letterkenny. Students from the School of Engineering visit regularly to view their facilities and processes and to set-up projects where they can use the skills gained throughout their studies.The workshops are organised by Dr. George Onofrei, a former employee of Kirchhoff Ireland who is now a Lecturer in the LYIT, and are coordinated by Mr. Pat McNally, Engineering Manager, and Mr. Sean McDermott, Managing Director, Kirchhoff Ireland.The company, part of KIRCHOFF Group, with over 8,000 employees in 11 countries delivers high-quality complex stampings and complete assemblies to global automobile manufacturers, such as BMW, Toyota, Ford, Opel and Volkswagen.George commented that “the connection with Kirchhoff Ireland allows students to see real life applications used in the manufacturing processes and experience of the challenges that need to be addressed during the life cycle of automotive components through various stages from initial concept design, costing, tooling specification, project management, production and quality control”. Martin Doherty (Killygordon), a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, undertook his final year project in collaboration with KIRCHOFF Ireland.Martin undertook a project entitled, ‘The Optimisation of Weld Procedure in a Robotic Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Station’, under supervision and guidance from Dr. Nicola Anderson, Lecturer at LYIT. Martin worked directly with the Engineering Department in KIRCHHOFF Ireland and determined the required settings for the MIG station at the plant to achieve the optimal weld bead geometry to comply with welding standards for a bracket used to support the engine in cars, such as the Opel Astra.This collaboration resulted in an improvement of the welding procedure and has been implemented into the processes at the company.Dr. Nicola Anderson, Lecturer and lead supervisor of the project added, “Martin’s project and its outcomes provided real value to KIRCHHOFF Ireland. These connections, between students and industry, provide practical learning outcomes with real world applications. I had the pleasure of supervising Martin on this project and it’s fantastic to watch beneficial collaborations in action”.LYIT offer Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and BEng (Hons) programmes in Mechanical Engineering. These courses offer the students a comprehensive background in mechanical design and manufacturing, including precision engineering and fabrication, which is both knowledge and experience based. This includes CNC programming and machine operation, use of 3D printing technologies, and latest CAD/CAM/CAE software. Graduates from these programmes acquire a broad range of skills and are readily employed both locally and abroad in roles such as mechanical design, project management, technical sales, computer-aided engineering, process control, manufacturing engineering, renewable energy and product development.The School of Engineering at LYIT offers a broad range of programmes in Construction and Engineering, as well as a growing applied research and postgraduate capability. Additional information on the Engineering courses on offer can be found at www.lyit.ie/full-timecoursesLYIT AND KIRCHOFF IRELAND – ENGINEERING A BRIGHT FUTURE was last modified: May 18th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:donegalKIRCHHOFFLYIT
December 27, 2019
Eany Celtic U14’s were crowned champions of the South Donegal Schoolboy’s U14 League at Eany Park on Saturday after defeating a resilient Copany Rovers side.Eany attacked from the off but a well organised Copany defence made it difficult for Eany to make the breakthrough. On the fifteenth minute a superb point blank save by the Copany keeper Daniel Brogan from a Josh Maxwell header kept the scores level.Eany’s endeavours were finally rewarded in the twentieth minute after some patient build up play from the midfield resulted in a Conor Campbell corner and Jacob Napierski rose above the Copany defence to head the home side into the lead.Within a minute of the restart Eany had bagged their second when Conor Campbell slotted home from just inside the eighteen yard box.It looked like a landslide could be on the cards but Copany had other ideas. After a swift passing movement down the left hand side involving Gary Given, Fergal O’Connor was felled by Eany’s Dermot McGuckin just outside the 18 yard box. Lee Moffat stepped up to take the resulting free kick and will consider himself unlucky to have seen it rise inches above the Eany crossbar. Eany continued to press but Copany closed them down quickly and made it difficult for the Eany frontmen to carve out any clear cut chances.It was the forty fifth minute before Eany would find the net again when a Jacob Napierski shot from outside the box somehow found its way through the Copany defence and past the unsighted Copany keeper.Copany pushed on and began to create one or two chances but an Eany defence that has only conceded four goals in thirteen league games weren’t going to give up goals easily.In the fifty ninth minute it was Eany that struck again when Captain Kyle Campbell found himself on the end of a cross from Conor Campbell and coolly slotted the ball into the bottom corner to put the game and the destination of the league title beyond doubt.League Chairman, Ian Curristan presented Eany with the league trophy and congratulated both teams on what was a very entertaining game of football.SOCCER: EANY CELTIC U14’S CROWNED LEAGUE CHAMPIONS was last modified: April 5th, 2016 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:Eany CelticsoccerSport
December 25, 2019
Dodgers manager Jim Tracy pulled out a notepad from his office desk Tuesday afternoon, adjusted his glasses then began reading intently. Somewhere on the pages Tracy hoped to find the solution to September’s biggest riddle. How can the Dodgers trim enough games off the San Diego Padres West Division lead to make their season-ending three-game series with the Padres meaningful? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Or maybe another fifth starter. The young right-hander wasn’t able to make it out of the second inning, surrendering six runs (five earned) on three hits, three walks, a hit batter and a wild pitch over 1 1/3 innings. In the process, he may have thrown his status for the rest of the season up in the air. He’s scheduled to make another start Sunday in San Francisco, although Tracy was noncommittal about that after Jackson’s short stint Tuesday, which follows an equally ineffective effort in his last start Sept. 4 against the Rockies. In that game he gave up six runs and seven hits over five innings. “That’s not something I want to talk about right now,” Tracy said when asked about Jackson’s next start. Jackson took responsibility for the loss, refusing to blame a shoddy defense that committed three costly errors in Colorado’s six-run second inning. “The defense has nothing to do with the loss tonight,” Jackson said. “My job is to go out there and out pitch the other pitcher and I didn’t do that tonight. I didn’t get the job done.” A solid relief effort from Elmer Dessens, Giovanni Carrara, Franquelis Osoria and Yhency Brazoban, who combined to hold Colorado scoreless after the second inning, kept the Dodgers in the game long enough to mount a comeback and put themselves in position to at least tie the game in the eight and ninth innings. All four Dodger runs came in the fourth on an RBI single by Jose Cruz Jr., a run-scoring double from Jayson Werth, a sacrifice fly by Hee-Seop Choi and a wild pitch. They had runners at second and third in the eighth, but Scott Dohmann got Jason Phillips to strike out swinging to end the inning. And in the ninth, Brian Fuentes struck out Oscar Robles with a runner at second to end the game. “It’s tough to lose that game,” Tracy said. “Simply because it t was a great effort. Obviously we had a heck of a hole to climb out of and we tried very hard to do so.” Jackson, once the jewel of the Dodgers farm system, has frustrated the Dodgers with his inability to consistently throw strikes. His lack of command was evident again Tuesday when he started the second by giving up a single to Luis Gonzalez, a walk to Dustan Mohr then hitting Danny Ardoin. After getting pitcher Sunny Kim to fly out for the first out, Jackson gave up a single to Clint Barmes to score Gonzalez followed by a long double to Todd Helton to score Barmes. At that point, Tracy was walking to the mound signaling for Dessens. DODGERS NOTES: Left-hander Wilson Alvarez, who has been on the disabled list since May 31 with an injured left shoulder, threw 40 pitches of live batting practice before the Dodgers’ game against Colorado on Tuesday and reported no physical problems. The 14-year veteran will throw one more batting practice session in San Francisco over the weekend, then he and the Dodgers will decide whether he’s physically able to be activated for the final three weeks of the season. … Catcher Dioner Navarro’s wife Sherley gave birth to the couple’s second son Tuesday. Navarro did not attend Tuesday’s game. … Pitcher Kelly Wunsch had successful hip surgery and is expected back on a mound in 16 weeks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The names Edwin Jackson and D.J. Houlton popped up frequently. They represent pitchers four and five in the Dodgers five-man pitching rotation, and as much as anyone else they need to be effective when called upon over the final three weeks of the season. After Jackson’s awful performance a few hours later in a 6-4 loss to Colorado in front of 30,535 at Dodger Stadium, Tracy might want to get a new notepad.
December 21, 2019
Nedum Onuoha’s own goal gave West Ham an early lead in the London derby at Upton Park.The defender, brought in at the expense of Mauricio Isla at right-back, nudged Stewart Downing’s fifth-minute corner into the net under pressure from Diafra Sakho.Rangers, bottom of the table, still without Joey Barton, and having been beaten in all four of their away games this season, have been poor at the back again.They were fortunate not to go further behind when Enner Valencia shot wide from 10 yards out after being found by Sakho’s low cross.The visitors offered little before Charlie Austin created a chance for himself.Austin poked the ball through James Tomkins’ legs as he collected a pass from R’s left-back Armand Traore, but could not steer his side-footed shot past keeper Adrian – and an unmarked Niko Kranjcar was available to his right.QPR (4-2-3-1): Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Traore, Sandro, Henry, Fer, Hoilett, Kranjcar, Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Isla, Mutch, Dunne, Vargas, Zamora, Taarabt.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
December 20, 2019
OAKLAND — It was easy to look at the schedule and predict: This was the extended homestand that would unearth the A’s true postseason promise.So far, so promising.In four games against the Houston Astros, three — with the finale Thursday — against the New York Yankees, two more to cap a four-game Bay Bridge series against the San Francisco Giants, the A’s undeniably look to be playing their best baseball of 2019.They split the first two at Oracle Park then claimed series wins from the Astros …
December 3, 2019
October 22, 2011, is etched in Kunti Soni’s memory like a scar. That was the day when a few splashes of a fiery liquid turned her world upside down, shattering her self-confidence and sense of security. Two years into her marriage, Kunti had just stepped out of the mobile parts factory in Lucknow where she was employed when she was confronted by her husband. The two had had a heated argument and in a premeditated attack, Kunti’s husband poured acid over her face and arms. She survived.Kunti, who is in her 20s, says her husband, a “habitual drunkard,” suspected her of adultery as men also worked in her factory. “He deliberately poured the acid over my face so that no other man would accept me,” says she.Though she received timely treatment, she lived in trauma for at least three months after the attack.“I would stay at home and weep all day. When things started feeling normal, I looked for work but nobody wanted to employ me. ‘Aisi ladkiyon ko kaam nahi dete [nobody employs such women]’, they would say,” says Kunti.The threat of her former husband–she separated from him after the incident– attacking her again also worried her as he was out on bail after spending some time behind bars. The case is now moving at a snail’s pace. New lease of lifeWith a gloomy future staring at her, Kunti was on the verge of depression when her lawyer got her in touch with Chaanv Foundation, an NGO that works for acid attack survivors. Life has not been the same for Kunti ever since.The NGO trained her to work at the Sheroes Hangout Café, a restaurant started by it and run exclusively by acid attack survivors. Kunti joined Sheroes in March and is today among the 8-10 acid attack survivors, all women, who have made Sheroes a place to visit if you are in Lucknow. “I feel nice here. The car picks us up and drops us here and back to the hostel after work. Work is also not too stressful. We are free to do whatever we want, something I thought I could never be able to again. The salary we get here helps us stand on our feet,” says Kunti.Sheroes is located opposite to one of Lucknow’s most famous landmarks, the sprawling Ambedkar Park built by Mayawati. Despite the logistical advantage, till little more than a year back the breezy stone complex the café is housed in could hardly grab the imagination of Lucknowites. A restaurant functioned from there, but it failed to develop a reputation.The scene is different today. The place has developed into a hub of artistic activities such as discussions and book launches, and, of course, leisure. The menu is exciting, and the decor is themed on women’s issues and awareness about acid attacks. Battling social stigma“Women who face acid attacks are low in morale and face pressure from home. Unmarried women have a harder time. Our aim is provide them a platform to bring them out of their homes. While working at Sheroes, we let them develop interests that they would like to pursue later on,” said Vasini Singh, HR manager of Chaanv Foundation. The cafe is run with the support of the State Women and Child Development Department. It was inaugurated last year on International Women’s Day by then Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after he was impressed with a similar outlet run by the NGO in Agra. “The government provided us the space and also pays the salaries of the staff,” said Ms. Singh.The NGO also supports these women medically and legally, besides training them in English speaking and guest management skills. Some women are also pursuing their studies .The mainstay of the restaurant, however, are the people who run it. “People who face acid attacks are tormented by the society. They are made to feel like it was their fault. People would say that I got attacked as I must have had a bad character and other nasty things. But here, people behave nicely with us. We are not made to feel like outsiders,” says Preeti Patel (21) of Fatehpur.Preeti was attacked with acid in 2014 by a 45-year-old neighbour, after she protested against his harassment. “He tried attacking my face, but I was lucky. The acid fell on my back,” says Preeti, who has been working at Sheroes for a year. For Asma, who is in her 40s, Sheroes is more than just a temporary rehabilitation. It is her avenue to financial independence and, most importantly, security. Hailing from a Jat family in Meerut, she was attacked by her in-laws after she couldn’t pay dowry to them. She was often physically assaulted at home and was seven months’ pregnant when her husband and his family threw acid on her. “They poured acid over my belly. They thought if I gave birth to a boy, he would get legal rights over the family’s property and they would find it hard to get rid of me. But I gave birth to a stillborn,” says Asma.Easy procural of acidWhile Sheroes allows these women a new sense of independence and security, the easy sale of acid is still a cause for concern for them. “Even a seven-year-old child can walk up to the chemist and ask for acid, and the chemist will oblige without an inquiry. I have myself done the experiment. The chemist did not ask me why I was buying the acid. With just ₹15 [cost of the acid], you can ruin somebody’s life,” says Preeti.Further, the accused are often not punished or walk out free on bail.
November 16, 2019
The United Way of Siouxland has launched their 2017-18 fundraising campaign.This year’s campaign chairs are Kristie VerMulm McManamy and her husband Kevin from United Real Estate Solutions:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/UWAY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….this community is. :12A hundred per cent of donations go to community programs and agencies.Last year the United Way of Siouxland supported 83 programs:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/UWAY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..financial stability. :11The slogan of this year’s campaign is “We are the game changers”, and McManamy says every individual dollar donated helps those in need:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/UWAY3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..is a start. ;20Individual donors contributing $100 or more receive a Giving Card that entitles them to discounts throughout the year at more than 50 local businesses.
October 25, 2019
Next Reuters RomeMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 08:56 IST World No. 5 Alexander Zverev has been struggling for consistency in the ongoing clay-court season (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWorld no. 5 Alexander Zverev was stunned in straight sets by Matteo BerrettiniZverev has not got past the quarter-finals at any tournament since reaching the Acapulco final in early MarchKyrgios displayed his best and worst as he combined spectacular shots with an outburst of poor behaviourWorld number five Alexander Zverev continued his poor recent form as he crashed out of the Italian Open in the second round while Serena Williams had to pull out of the women’s draw with a recurring knee injury on Tuesday.Serena had beaten Swede Rebecca Peterson in straight sets on Monday and was due to face sister Venus but the injury means her participation at the May 26-June 9 French Open is in doubt.Zverev, who has not got past the quarter-finals at any tournament since reaching the Acapulco final in early March, did little to suggest he could be a contender at Roland Garros after a 7-5 7-5 defeat by home favourite Matteo Berrettini.Roared on by a partisan home crowd at the Foro Italico, Berrettini took the opening three games before the German, 2017 champion and last year’s runner-up, regained his composure.Berrettini then saved five break points to take a 6-5 lead before the rattled Zverev, who beat the Italian in the same round last year, threw away the opening set with two unforced errors and a double fault.They traded breaks early in the second before Zverev, who saved a match point in the 10th game, committed another flurry of errors, capped by a forehand into the net that handed Berrettini a memorable win.”The environment was great, the match that I played was horrendous,” said the 22-year-old Zverev.Second set meltdown for Nick KyrgiosIn first-round action, David Goffin produced two blistering sets to fight back and beat Stanislav Wawrinka 4-6 6-0 6-2 while Nick Kyrgios treated the crowd to an array of his antics in a 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory over Russian Daniil Medvedev.advertisementThe flamboyant and unpredictable Kyrgios again displayed his best and worst as he combined spectacular shots with an outburst of poor behaviour.The Australian won the opening point of the match with what is fast becoming a trademark underarm serve and breezed through the first set before cheers from the crowd turned to jeers amid a second-set meltdown.Having dropped serve to hand Medvedev a 5-3 lead, Kyrgios blasted a ball over the stands, then bent over and turned his backside to Medvedev and finally exchanged words with the umpire before the Russian held to force a third set.As if nothing had happened, Kyrgios got back to business as he hammered in aces and winners, having also capped some good forays to the net with confident volleys to book a second-round clash with Norwegian Casper Ruud.Goffin dropped the opening set before he blew Wawrinka away in the next two, the decisive moment coming in the second game of the third when the Belgian saved a double break point at 1-0 down.He won the next five games and, although the Swiss briefly delayed the inevitable, Goffin was able to celebrate after his frustrated opponent blazed a forehand into the crowd.Also Read | Serena Williams out of Italian Open with knee injury ahead of round 2 tie vs VenusAlso Read | Nicole Gibbs pulls out of French Open after cancer diagnosisFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Alexander ZverevFollow Nick KyrgiosFollow Serena WilliamsFollow Italian Open 2019 Italian Open: Alexander Zverev crashes out, Kyrgios downs MedvedevWhile world number 5 Alexander Zverev was knocked out in the second round of Italian Open in Rome, Nick Kyrgios treated the crowd to an array of his antics in a 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory over Russian Daniil Medvedev.advertisement