Peace Motocross Association holds Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Moto Race

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace Motocross Association held their Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Moto Race on May 11 and 12 at the Taylor Motocross Track.PMA President, Trevor McDonnell, says it was a great event as they had 291 entries entered in the various class races.“We had lots, we had 291 entries. There was a lot. It was the first time ever that we had parking in the overflow. I don’t know how many campers but it was crazy.”- Advertisement -Local racers to have won medals include:Brayden French, 2nd place in MX2 NoviceKaarben Greco, 1st place in MX2 IntermediateLiam Mavin, 2nd place in MX2 IntermediateBraden Gunther, 1st place in MX2 ExpertJames Conway, 3rd place in MX3 NoviceTyler Schulte, 3rd place in MX3 IntermediateChelan Harvey, 2nd place in LadiesHayley Wuthrich, 3rd place in LadiesSpencer Hall, 1st place in 50cc (4-6)Bentley Banks, 2nd place in 50cc (4-6)Cruz Gordon, 1st place in 50cc (7-9)Justin Schroeder, 2nd place in 50cc (7-9)L.T. McDonell, 1st place in 80cc (12-16)Carter Roberts, 2nd place in 80cc (12-16)Russell Fraser, 2nd place in Vet MasterDrew Roberts, 1st place in 65ccL.T. McDonell, 1st place in SuperminiEaston Hall, 3rd place in SuperminiBob Folk, 2nd place in 40 plusDominic Roberts, 2nd place in 50cc BeginnerFull results from the Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Moto Race in Taylor can be found here.last_img read more

Redknapp pleased with QPR’s defending

first_imgHarry Redknapp praised QPR for their defending after their defeat at Stamford Bridge and admitted he had been worried about the threat from Chelsea’s corners.The Premier League leaders, who ran out 2-1 winners in the west London derby, boast plenty of pace, skill and firepower with the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Diego Costa.But they are also a physically strong side that pose a major problem for opposing defences at set-pieces.Redknapp said: “It’s difficult to come here because they have so much talent, so much ability and also so much strength.Rangers were beaten by Eden Hazard’s 75th-minute penalty“We defended so many corners early on. The one thing I was dreading before the game as much as anything was corner kicks.“They have so much power in the air. They’ve probably got six people who are fantastic headers of the ball. But we dealt with those corners great.“Our keeper was excellent today and the two centre-halves defended for their lives.I couldn’t be more pleased with the way we worked.”Redknapp was also encouraged to see striker Charlie Austin get on the scoresheet again.Austin’s fifth goal of the season cancelled out Oscar’s opener before Eden Hazard’s disputed penalty won the match for Jose Mourinho’s side.“It’s good for Charlie to be scoring,” said the Rangers boss.“He’s on a good run at the moment, scoring some goals, and I was pleased all around.”See also:Redknapp bemoans ‘harsh’ penalty decisionMourinho unhappy despite derby victoryChelsea boss Mourinho impressed with Redknapp and QPRHazard’s penalty sees off gutsy RangersCosta backed after subdued displayChelsea v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Schwarze Wirtschaftsforderung in Sudafrika

first_imgSudafrikas Politik zur Forderung schwarzer Geschaftsgrundungen (BEE) ist nicht nur eine moralisch motivierte Initiative, um die Fehler der Vergangenheit wieder gutzumachen. Es ist eine pragmatische Wachstumsstrategie, die darauf abzielt, das volle wirtschaftliche Potenzial des Landes zu erschließen.In den Jahrzehnten, bevor Sudafrika 1994 die Demokratie errang, hat das Apartheidsregime systematisch alle Afrikaner, Inder und Farbigen – allgemein “Schwarze” benannt – von jeder sinnvollen Teilnahme am Wirtschaftsleben des Landes ausgeschlossen.Dadurch wurden unvermeidlich große Armut und Leid verursacht – und eine absolut desolate Wirtschaftslage.Die Verzerrungen fuhrten letztlich zu einer Krise, die 1970 begann, als das Bruttosozialprodukt auf Null sank, um sich dann um 1980 um die 3,4 Prozentmarke einzupendeln. Zu der Zeit als andere Entwicklungsmarkte mit ahnlichen Ressourcen wuchsen, stagnierte Sudafrika.Absolutes Potenzial“Unser Land braucht eine Wirtschaft, die die Bedurfnisse all unserer wirtschaftlich mundigen Burger befriedigen kann – unser Volk und seine Unternehmungen – auf eine zukunftsorientierte Art und Weise,” so das Handels- und Wirtschaftsministerium (DTI) in seinem BEE Strategiedokument.“Dies wird nur moglich sein, wenn unsere Wirtschaft das volle Potenzial aller Menschen und Gruppen bis in die letzte Ecke des Landes bis zur Neige ausschopft.”Trotz der vielen wirtschaftlichen Fortschritte, die seit 1994 im Land erzielt wurden (das Wachstum lag bei mindestens 4% in jedem Quartal seit 2004), ist ein Rassenunterschied zwischen Reich und Arm geblieben. Das Wirtschaftsministerium betont, dass diese Asymmetrien einen gewichtigen Einfluss auf die politische Stabilitat haben konnen:“Gesellschaften, die durch tief verwurzelte Ungerechtigkeit gepragt sind, sei es das Geschlecht, die Rasse oder die Herkunft betreffende Vermogensunterschiede, sind im allgemeinen weder sozial noch politisch besonders stabil, insbesonders, da das Wirtschaftswachstum diese Differenzen sicher noch vergroßern kann.”Wachstum in der BreiteDas schwarze Wirtschaftsforderprogramm ist keine positive Diskriminierung, auch wenn Gleichberechtigung auf dem Arbeitsmarkt ein Bestandteil davon ist. Es ist auch nicht sein Ziel, den Weißen ihr Vermogen zu nehmen, um es den Schwarzen zu geben. Im Wesentlichen ist es eine Wachstumsstrategie, die auf Sudafrikas schwachste Stelle abzielt: Ungerechtigkeit.“Keiner Wirtschaft wird es gelingen zu wachsen, wenn ein Teil des Volkes davon ausgeschlossen ist, und eine Wirtschaft, die nicht wachst, kann nicht alle Teile ihrer Bevolkerung sinnvoll integrieren,” sagt der DTI.“Da dem so ist, liegt der Schwerpunkt dieses Programms auf dem BEE Prozess, der Wachstum, Entwicklung und Gesellschaftsgrundungen zum Ziel hat, und nicht bloß eine Umverteilung bestehender Vermogenswerte.”“Black Economic Empowerment” ist ein wichtiges Instrumentarium, das auf die Erweiterung der wirtschaftlichen Basis des Landes abzielt und die Voraussetzungen fur weiteres Wirtschaftswachstum und neue Arbeitsplatze schafft.Die Strategie ist breit angelegt, wie auch der Name des Gesetzes zeigt: “Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003”.Dies reflektiert den Ansatz des Staates, der darauf abzielt, das schwarze Forderprogramm “in den Kontext einer breit angelegten nationalen Forderung einzubetten. mit dem Augenmerk auf traditionell Benachteiligte, insbesondere Schwarze, Frauen, Jungendliche, Behinderte, und landliche Gegenden.”Wie das Wirtschaftsministerium betont, ist “Diskriminierung am gravierendsten, wenn Rasse und Geschlecht und/oder Behinderung zusammenkommen.”BEE – aber wie?Das schwarze Forderprogramm wird durch die Gesetzgebung und die Aufsichtsbehorden gesteuert. Ein integraler Bestandteil des BEE Act of 2003 ist eine sektorweite Wertungsliste, die Firmen nach ihrem Empowerment Fortschritt auf vier verschiedenen Gebietern beurteilt.Direkte Forderung durch Besitz und Kontrolle von Betrieben und Vermogenswerten.Professionelles Management.Erschließung des Humankapitals und Gleichberechtigung am Arbeitsmarkt.Indirekte Forderung durch:Bevorzugung bei der AuftragsvergabeBetriebsentwicklung, undsoziale Investitionen des Unternehmens – eine verbleibende und unbefristete Kategorie.Diese Wertungsliste sowie eine Wertungsliste fur international tatige Unternehmen wird durch die neulich veroffentlichten BEE Code of Good Practice festgelegt und vervollkommnet, diese werden bald in die Gesetzgebung mit einfließen.Der Verhaltenskodex, in dem festgelegt ist, wie sich Unternehmen im Geschaftsverkehr in Sudafrika zu verhalten haben, raumt weltweit und international tatigen Unternehmen einen gewissen Spielraum in der Strukturierung ihrer Empowerment-Deals ein. Das Reprasentationsverhaltnis gilt beispielsweise nicht unbedingt fur die Besitzstrukturen.Die Codes sind bindend fur alle staatlichen Organe und Gesellschaften, und die Regierung ist gezwungen sie anzuwenden, wenn wirtschaftliche Entscheidungen in Bezug auf die folgenden Themen getroffen werden:Auftragsvergabe,Lizenzen und Konzessionen,offentlich-private Teilhaberschaft, undVerkauf von im staatlichen Besitz befindlichen Vermogenswerten oder Unternehmen.Private Gesellschaften mussen sich an die Vorgaben halten, wenn sie mit staatlichen Unternehmen oder Staatsorganen Geschafte tatigen wollen – das bedeutet, um ein Angebot abzugeben, Lizenzen und Konzessionen zu beantragen, privat-offentliche Teilhaberschaften einzugehen, oder staatseigene Vermogenswerte zu erwerben.Unternehmen werden auch motiviert, diese Codes in den gegenseitigen Geschaftsverkehr mit einzubeziehen, denn gunstige Kapitalbeschaffung wird sich auf die meisten Betriebe in der Versorgungskette positiv auswirken.Verschiedene Industriezweige wurden auch dazu verpflichtet, einen eigenen Beitrag zum BEE hinzuzufugen, damit alle Bereiche den gleichen Zugang zur Forderung haben und es gerecht zugeht.Der DTI stellt alle wichtigen Dokumente und Informationen uber das schwarze Wirtschaftsforderprogramm (in englischer Sprache) online zur Verfugung, inklusive:BEE StrategiedokumentBEE ActBEE Codes of Good PracticeBEE Branchenspezifische FrachtvertrageLetzte Aktualisierung: Juli 2008SAinfo reporter. Quellen (Englische Websites):Department of Trade and IndustrySouth Africa Yearbooklast_img read more

Google Launches Local Search for Mobile

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#web Today, Google announced a new search offering for mobile devices. The redesigned search experience will free handset users from having to type by including browseable categories. Local mobile search will also integrate with saved Google Maps information on a user’s computer.At first glance, this seems to be a great new tool to streamline the flow of information between our online and offline worlds. But how well does Google’s new local mobile search work in reality?On the Google Mobile blog, project manager Joshua Siegel writes about using the search functions on a recent trip to Hawaii. “The new category browse feature made it easy to find a place to rent bicycles for a quick tour of the coastline. I just tapped on ‘Entertainment & Recreation’ and then ‘Bicycles’ to execute a search – no typing necessary. When it was time for scuba diving, I didn’t see an appropriate category, so I started typing ‘SCUBA’ in the search box and clicked on a suggestion for ‘Scuba Tour Agency.’ A few hours later, I was petting a white-tipped reef shark!” Related Posts jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market This video from the Google team shows more about how to star certain locations in Google Maps while at a computer and use the different features of local search for mobile:Sounds great, right?But when we tried to use Google’s local search tab on a mobile device, some of the results we got were strange and disappointing. We were searching for “coffee” and “WiFi” in southeastern Virginia, and the top result was for the Hotel Taj Bengal Kolkat in West Bengal. And although we do enjoy the Cafe de Paris in Monte Carlo, we do not think this was an appropriate second result for local search in Virginia.When we narrowed our search to just “coffee”, we got better results, but who wants just coffee with no WiFi?Next, we tried browsing the categories, again with mixed results. The ability to access saved and recent searches, however, was stellar and is probably users’ best bet for getting around to local businesses while on-the-go.last_img read more

What’s Next for IT Worker Résumés?

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Tags:#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Despite the high demand for IT workers, it’s still an employer’s market. That’s due in part to the laundry lists of skill requirements for IT positions. Convergence and cloud computing are increasing the base of skills that workers need to have. We’ve occasionally touched upon what needs to be done to solve this problem, but what can workers do in the meantime?Developers are increasingly turning to Github to highlight their skills, and we’ve covered this trend a couple times. Meanwhile, the IT recruitment company CWjobs.co.uk is trying to find more creative ways to present job candidates.CWjobs.co.uk recently published research finding:88% of recruiters often see mistakes on IT jobseekers’ CVs.74% of IT jobseekers are confident they represent themselves better in person than on paper.23% of IT jobseekers admit to getting someone else to write their CV for them.In order to help workers better present themselves, the company is experimenting with augmented reality.Here’s an example: Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Gimmicky? You bet. And it was probably quite expensive to produce. I doubt AR résumés are the way of the future, but what if you were applying for a job as an AR developer and you built something yourself instead of hiring someone else to do it? That would be an effective résumé.Animators, designers, writers and other creative types have always been able to include examples of their work with job applications. Developers can include code samples. That’s harder to do for a data center operations manager, network engineer or systems analyst. But with cheap access to cloud computing resources through services like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Cloud, it’s becoming possible for enterprise IT workers to create sharable samples of their work.Have you ever presented a project as part of a job application? What types of side projects can workers do to learn and demonstrate new skills?Photo by CharlotWestlast_img read more

Firefox vs. 3rd-Party Cookies: Helping Or Hurting Browser Users?

first_imgTags:#Firefox#marketing#Mozilla#online advertising brian proffitt A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The Mozilla Corporation, the commercial vendor behind the popular Firefox browser, is pushing out a new policy for third-party cookies – a policy that’s gotten Internet advertisers in a bit of a snit.The new cookie policy, announced Feb. 25 on the Mozilla Privacy blog, will accept third-party cookies when a user is surfing the Web only if the user has directly interacted with the site or company trying to install the cookie on the browser’s machine. Cookies from other parties served through those sites will not be accepted. The benefits of this policy change – for users, at least – are immediately apparent: Instead of collecting a myriad of cookies from random sites’ ads as they move through the Web, users will pick up cookies only from the sites they actually visit, explained Alex Fowler, who leads privacy and public policy for Mozilla.“In my own use of this release this morning, I followed one of my typical browsing paths, starting with a look at surfing conditions, then local news, a major national news site, and a popular site covering the tech industry,” Fowler wrote.Fowler charted out his before-and-after results after applying the patch, and came up with a startling difference: he collected 385 first- and third-party cookies with Firefox using the old default policy that allows all cookies. Using the new default policy, Fowler’s browser collected just 75 first-party cookies.IAB: Cookies Mean FreedomOf course, not everyone is thrilled by the move. In an open letter to Mozilla, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) president and CEO Randall Rothenberg took issue with the new policy. And understandably so from his perspective, since the default blocking of third-party cookies in a major Web browser could put a big crimp in potential ad revenue.But that is not the argument Rothenberg makes. Instead, he somehow casts third-party cookies as user-protection issue:“If Mozilla follows through on its plan to block all third-party cookies, the disruption will disenfranchise every single internet user,” Rothenberg writes. “All of us will lose the freedom to choose our own online experiences; we will lose the opportunity to monitor and protect our privacy; and we will lose the chance to benefit from independent sites like RightWingNews.com LiberalOasis.com, MotherhoodWTF.com, and SuburbanDaddy.com because thousands of small businesses that make up the diversity of content and services online will be forced to close their doors.”One of Rothenberg’s arguments, that users will lose the capability to protect their own privacy, has some legs. Referring to the opt-out policy that the Digital Advertising Alliance (which includes the IAB) promotes, Rothenberg points out a potential flaw in Mozilla’s plan: once a user opts out of receiving a certain ad, it’s third-party cookies that keep that ad from appearing again. Remove the capability to track such cookies, and that unwanted ad will appear again and again, the IAB executive reasons.Is Choice Removed?For all of Rothenberg’s exhortations about Mozilla clamping down on freedom of choice, though, it is important to remember that Mozilla isn’t completely banning third-party cookies in Firefox at all. If a user wants to allow such cookies to be installed on their browser again, they can easily go into Firefox’s privacy settings and make the change. The choice is still in the hands of the users.Even if third-party cookies do provide some positive benefits, there are clearly quite a few negative effects, and for now Mozilla seems to be erring on the side of caution on behalf of Firefox users. Given the track record of how security-ignorant most Web surfer is, that’s probably a good approach.Image courtesy of Wikimedia.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Federer sets up semifinal clash with Murray at Shanghai Masters

first_imgBritain’s Andy Murray booked his place in the semifinals of the $3.5 million Shanghai Masters here on Friday with a come-from-behind win over Czech player Radek Stepanek. Third seed and reigning champion Murray will now face World No.1 Roger Federer in the final four after beating Stepanek 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.Federer beat Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 22 minutes in the last singles quarterfinal of the day. The other semifinal will pit the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych against second seed Novak Djokovic.Berdych beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in straight sets earlier in the day while Djokovic completed a straight-sets win over German veteran Tommy Haas in their quarterfinal encounter. The Serbian star won 6-3, 6-3, wobbling only at the start of the second set when Haas, ranked 21 in the world, managed to take a 2-0 lead.On Thursday, Swiss world No. 1 Roger Federer had amnaged to stutter past compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka to reach the quarterfinals, keeping his top ranking for an all-time record of 300th week in the process. Federer, 31, dropped the first set before surging back in the second to crush the 13th seed in the decider for a 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-0 win.Bhupathi-Bopanna advanceIn doubles, the Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reached their fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semifinals of the season. The seventh seeds saved all five break points they faced to defeat second seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 7-6(7), 6-4 in one hour and 24 minutes.Currently ranked No.8 in the ATP Doubles Team Rankings, they will next play No.11-ranked Britons Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins in the semis. Fleming and Hutchins saved two match points at 8-9 and 9-10 in the match tie-break to beat sixth seeds Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer 7-6(2), 4-6, 12-10 in two hours and 14 minutes.advertisementlast_img read more

India vs Pakistan live streaming, 2018 Asia Cup live telecast: Where to watch Ind vs Pak live streaming online

first_imgIndia vs Pakistan live streaming: Asia Cup 2018, 5th match live telecast from Dubai. Watch Asia Cup Group A, Ind vs Pak cricket match free live streaming online: India and Pakistan resume their cricket rivalry when they face-off in the Asia Cup 2018 in Dubai on Wednesday. The two arch-rivals will meet for the first time since the Champions Trophy final in England last year.India vs West Indies live streamingIndia and Pakistan do not play bilateral cricket and only meet at multi-nation tournaments organised by the International Cricket Council or Asian Cricket Council.India and Pakistan cricket matches are always high-octane and one can expect a full house when they battle it out at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.While there are two assured India-Pakistan matches, one in the group stage and other at the Super Fours stage, the organisers, broadcasters, and the supporters will be hoping for a possible summit showdown on September 28 too.India-Pakistan cricket rivalry resumes at Asia Cup 2018For India, it will be a chance to see how the team reacts to pressure situations in absence of Kohli.India started their campaign with an unimpressive victory over Hong Kong.India survived a big scare on Tuesday and registered a nervy 26-run win after Hong Kong nearly pulled off the biggest upset in the tournament at the Dubai International Stadium.Chasing 286 for a victory, Hong Kong fought till the very end and put India under pressure for most part of the second innings but the experience of the defending champions helped them prevail in the end.advertisementAlso Read – India have slight edge over Pakistan because of MS Dhoni: MuralitharanHong Kong rode on Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath’s record opening partnership to put in a brave fight but once the well-set duo departed, they fell behind the asking rate and ended up with 259 for 8 in 50 overs.Read – Akram, Gavaskar discuss Virat Kohli’s absence from Asia CupToday they will face Pakistan, who had registered a comfortable victory over Hong Kong in their first match. Pakistan will be fresh after getting a two-day break for India match.What time is India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI?The game starts on 5:00 PM IST on September 19, Wednesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.What TV channel and live stream is the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary.Where will the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI be played?The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI will be played at at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai from 5:00 PM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Pakistan from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the team squads for the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018 ODI?India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Harris Sohail, Imam ul Haq, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi.last_img read more

Photo: Trey Lyles Is Auctioning Off Several Signed Pairs Of His Game-Worn Shoes

first_imgTrey Lyles ShoesTrey Lyles ShoesKentucky freshman forward Trey Lyles just turned pro this week, and while he won’t be receiving any NBA paychecks for a few more months, he’s already getting into the business of making money. Lyles took to Twitter this morning to start an open auction for several pairs of his game-worn sneakers. They’re signed by him and going to the highest bidder.You can see in the photo he has an impressive collection.Who wants a pair of signed game worn shoes from me? They will be getting auctioned off to the highest bidder!— Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) April 12, 2015Here’s a photo of the shoes that are being sold. pic.twitter.com/cFiCGfdb2L— Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) April 12, 2015How much would you pay for a pair of these kicks? And which ones would you bid on?last_img read more

Child injured by bear bite at Greater Vancouver Zoo officials

first_imgVANCOUVER — A child has been injured after being bitten by a bear at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service says it received information Monday night that a child was injured due to an animal bite at the zoo in Langley.A spokesman for the Environment Ministry confirmed a bear bit the child.In a statement, the conservation service says its officers are investigating and it won’t comment further.No details on the circumstances of the incident have been released, and neither the age nor gender of the child have been disclosed. The Canadian Presslast_img read more