Site C Conveyor Belt Aims To Reduce Noise and Emissions

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Instead of having noisy trucks kicking up dirt and taking up road space, Site C will use a conveyor belt to transport materials from the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands to the dam site area.David Conway with B.C. Hydro says the reason for choosing a conveyor belt over trucks, was environmental and with residents in mind.“The conveyor system was selected over truck transport because it will reduce traffic on local roads, create fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and result in less noise and dust compared to truck transport.”The conveyor will be covered up in residential areas and security fencing will also be installed to prevent injuries.  The conveyor will cross Old Fort Road and 240 Road.- Advertisement -With the current construction schedule, the belt would be removed in 2022.last_img read more

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Tottenham starting XI to play Leicester City in the Premier League tonight

first_img 19. Mousa Dembele (central midfield) 10. Harry Kane (striker) 11 15. Eric Dier (central midfield) 11 11 11 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 5. Jan Vertonghen (centre back) 11 11 Tottenham Hotspur have a chance to solidify their place in the top four on Wednesday night as they take on Leicester City at White Hart Lane.Spurs could leapfrog Manchester City should they emerge triumphant, although only on goal difference if the former title winners lose to Everton, and at a key time for the club with winnable fixtures coming up.Mauricio Pochettino, though, has failed to inspire his team to victory against the Foxes this season with the Lilywhites drawing 1-1 in the Premier League and 2-2 in the FA Cup at the weekend.Both sides rotated their teams on Sunday and will welcome key players back to the fold, but who will start the clash? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see who we think will make Tottenham’s starting XI against Leicester City… 11 11. Erik Lamela (right wing) 33. Ben Davies (left back) 11 11 11 11 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre back) 23. Christian Eriksen (left wing) 2. Kyle Walker (right back) 20. Dele Alli (attacking midfield) last_img read more

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McGUINNESS IS WRONG, SAYS DONEGAL COUNTY BOARD

first_imgFormer Donegal manager Jim McGuinness.GAA bosses in Donegal  have rejected criticism of how it handled its team holiday.Former manager Jim McGuinness used his Irish Times column today to criticise the County Board, saying those who were unable to go on the holiday should have been given a voucher as recompense.But in a statement this afternoon, the county board didn’t name McGuinness but said: “CLG Dhún na nGall wishes to clarify its position regarding the 2014 players and management teams holiday. “CLG Dhún na nGall correctly followed all guidelines as issued by Croke Park to Donegal County Committee regarding holidays and are satisfied that the holiday was organised fully in accordance with those guidelines as has been confirmed by Croke Park.”The statement follows the Glenties’ man’s claims that he believed Croke Park had backed his position.Several players and backroom team members were unable to travel to Dubai last year due to work commitments.  McGUINNESS IS WRONG, SAYS DONEGAL COUNTY BOARD was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

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The Military Child’s Experience

first_imgDaddy’s Home by Robert Couse-Baker , CC BY 2.0The MFLN Family Development Early Intervention team recently interviewed Christian, the 15 year old son of an Army soldier, for his thoughts on being a military child.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.What are some of your favorite memories as a military child? Some of my favorite memories are the places I visited when we moved and the people we met. I have been to more countries than most kids will see in their lives. I also have friends living all over the world.What, if anything, has been challenging?One thing that has been challenging is the fact that you have to move frequently. Whenever you move, you have to start all over and make new friends. Another challenging thing is that sometimes I don’t get to see my dad for long periods of time. Sometimes he has been gone for as little as 4 months and sometimes as much as 15 months at a time.Has your parent deployed while you were a child? How frequently?My dad has been deployed seven times. He was sometimes home for just a few months between deployments and sometimes home for a least a year.If so…What did your parent(s) tell you about their deployment? They told me that my dad was going to go away for a long time because of the Army. As I got older I began to understand that he would be far away with limited contact and that he was going to be away for a long time.How far in advance were you informed? I was informed around the same time that my dad found out he was deploying. My parents would tell my sisters and me well before he left.What would you suggest to other parents that need to prepare their children for an impending deployment? I would tell other parents that they should tell their kids about the deployment as soon as they know, and that they should tell them as much about it as their child can handle.How can parents support their children through all phases of a deployment (pre, during, and post)? Before my dad’s deployments he would spend a whole day with us. For example, he and I spent a whole day going to a hockey game. I would also say to parents that they should have a plan to incorporate little things during the deployment. When I was younger my mom and dad made Build-A-Bears for us with a message from my dad that he recorded before the deployment. We always go on family vacations after he gets home.  We went to Hilton Head after a deployment and to the North Carolina mountains after another deployment.  We are able to relax and enjoy time with just the five of us.Have you moved frequently? If so, what strategies do you use to get used to your new “home” and make new friends? What recommendations do you have for adults to help military children through these transitions?I have moved a total of seven times. To help me get used to a new home I always try to meet new neighbors and play outside with them as soon as possible.  I also get involved with sports and try to start team practices and camps soon after we move. This helps because then I have people I know when I start at a new school. One recommendation that I have is be open to meeting new people. Another is that sports can help you adjust to a new location. One of my favorite things to do is to play sports so I meet a lot of friends through the sports I play.What are some of the things your teachers have done for you at school that has helped you adjust/cope with military family life?My teachers have made sure to introduce me to the military family life counselor (MFLC) at our school. They made sure that I knew there was someone I could always talk to if I had concerns about my dad.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

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Add Drama to Your Lighting Setup with Negative Fill

first_imgEmbrace the darkness: Learn how a negative fill can quickly change the overall tone of your scene.In any basic lighting class, including those found here on the PremiumBeat blog, you’ll likely hear a lot of talk regarding 3 point lighting. In a 3 point lighting setup you have three basic lights: a key, a fill, and a back light.When lighting a scene, you’d be right to assume that you’ll likely be using some sort of variation of 3 point lighting. However, the following video tutorial shows the power of diverging from the norm through the use of a technique known as negative fill.As the name implies, a negative fill is the exact opposite of a fill light. Instead of filling in the shadows with light, a negative fill will accentuate the shadows by minimizing any additional light that may be trying to bounce onto your subject. The results can be extremely dramatic, making this concept great for narratives and emotional interviews.There are a number of ways to create negative fill, but the most basic is using a simple black sheet. You can get black sheets for as cheap as $3.99 on Amazon.The following video tutorial, created by the good folks at Indie Cinema Academy, shows us how to quickly and easily create a negative fill light.This video was first shared by Indie Cinema Academy. Thanks for sharing, guys!If you want to learn more about creating a negative fill, check out a few of the following resources:Use of Back Light and Negative Fill in Into the Blue – Shane HurlbutThe Importance of Negative Fill – DPMagNegative Fill: Controlling Contrast – Manfrotto School of ExcellenceHave any experience with working with negative fill? Please share in the comments below.last_img read more

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Odisha forum comes up with ‘six Cs’ for voters

first_imgOdisha’s Jan Jagran Abhiyan has decided to start a Statewide movement to motivate voters to vote for able and non-corrupt candidates without considering their party affiliation or opt for NOTA in the coming elections. “The JJA is a political organisation with no intention to contest elections. We will not watch the dirty game of electoral politics from the fences but interfere in it by motivating the voters,” said JJA’s Odisha president Madhusudan Sethi. The organisation has decided to start a campaign to motivate the voters to choose their candidates based on six criteria — character, past criminal record, corruption charges against the person, if he/she is anti-caste system, anti-communal and connected to the people. “These are six Cs by which a voter can judge the candidate,” Mr. Sethi said. The JJA has decided to ask the voters to opt for NOTA (None of The Above) in case they do not find any candidate fulfilling the six Cs. Members of the organisation said voters are falling for big political parties and their charismatic leaders and electing undeserving candidates. “Let the good people get elected and they can choose an able leader,” Mr. Sethi said.last_img read more

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JJP to contest all LS seats in Haryana: Dushyant

first_imgJannayak Janta Party leader and Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala said on Monday that the party will contest all 10 Lok Sabha and 90 Assembly seats in Haryana. The party may also contest on one seat in Delhi, he said.Party symbolMr. Dushyant said the JJP has just been recognised as a registered party and will get the party symbol next week. The party came into existence in December last year after the Indian National Lok Dal, a party founded by former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal, split following a bitter power struggle between his grandsons Abhay Chautala and Ajay Chautala. Dushyant Chautala is Ajay’s elder son.The Hisar MP also ruled out any possibility of alliance with the INLD for the upcoming polls.Asked about the Aam Aadmi Party deciding to fight on the Lok Sabha seats from Haryana on its own strength after supporting JJP’s candidate in the Jind bypoll in January, Mr. Dushyant said there was never any formal alliance with AAP. “AAP supported us, but there was no alliance with them. Nobody had announced any alliance,” he said.AAP, which had indicated that it could enter into a tie-up with the JJP after extending support to it in the Jind bypoll, failed to reach an agreement on seat-sharing with the fledgling outfit. “The JJP fought the Jind by-election within 40 days of formation of the party and gave a good fight to the BJP candidate. We beat the Congress hands down,” said Mr. Dushyant on his brother Digvijay Chautala finishing runner-up.INLD flayed“The party which made fun of us (INLD) and called us ‘bachha’ (child) forfeited its security deposit. This shows the people’s support, especially of the youth, to the JJP. We will perform well in the upcoming LS and then Vidhan Sabha polls,” the Hisar MP said.On his uncle (Abhay Chautala), whom he had recently dubbed as a “non-serious politician”, Mr. Dushyant said, “Blood relations in the family will remain intact, but political ideology differs and there will not be any compromise with the ideology.”last_img read more

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Cabinet to Receive Submission for Joint Venture Agreement to Establish Morant Bay Urban Centre

first_imgChairman of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), Lyttleton Shirley says Cabinet is to receive shortly a submission for the Joint Venture Agreement to establish the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St. Thomas.He made the disclosure at a function held at the Morant Villas, in Morant Bay, St. Thomas on June 7.Mr. Shirley informed that the documents are now with the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, before being placed before the Cabinet.“When that takes pace, it will trigger off all the things that will make this development break ground and in the next two years, see the transformation of Morant Bay,” he said.The Chairman noted that Urban Centre will facilitate entities and amenities providing improved delivery of key public and private sector services.Over 365,000 square feet of space will be available for amusement, a university, skills training, banking, food services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and other businesses.“We will be having at least four fast food companies and one prominent BPO operator wants up to 70,000 square feet of building (space). They envisioned that it will fit well into their development plan, for not only entry level BPO services, but all the other services that the [industry] demands,” he outlined.The proposed $4 billion Morant Bay Urban Centre will be developed just outside the existing town on the 25-acre property where the old Goodyear factory is located.last_img read more

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