Young athletes star as Regents hosts international Primary Games

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first_imgPrincipal Gillies was thrilled with the Games, saying: “It was terrific welcoming so many pupils, parents and staff to our FOBISIA Games this year.  The atmosphere on campus was electric and all teams competed with enthusiasm, pride and sportsmanship.  The facilities at Regents ideally lend themselves to catering for big numbers and this is the third Games we have hosted this year.”Gold for Regents in the U11B Teeball.The months of training paid off for Regents Pattaya athletes who secured the following medals:Swimming – 27 gold, 19 silver, 16 bronzeAthletics – 19 gold, 10 silver, 13 bronzeTeeball – gold in the U11B, silver in the U10B, bronze in the U11A, with the U10B coming in 4th placeFootball – silver in the U10 Girls, U10 Boys and U11 Girls, and bronze in the U11 Boys.For further information on sporting activities at Regents Pattaya international school, visit website: www.regents-pattaya.co.th.Swimming silver for the Regents relay team.Preparation is a crucial part of launching the shot.Regents U10 Boys secured silver in the football tournament.Uplands take on Intl. School Brunei on the football field.A trio of aspiring athletes pose for a photo during the track and field section of the Games.On your marks…Ready to hit another Teeball homer. Regents International School Pattaya hosted a hugely successful 2017 Primary FOBISIA Games over three days last week, from May 19-21.  The Games attracted Year 5 and 6 athletes from the International School Brunei, North London Collegiate Jeju, Harrow International School Beijing, the International School Penang Uplands Malaysia and St Andrews Bangkok.Crown Prince of Brunei, Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah (left) is greeted Regent’s Acting Principal, Grant Gillies.The Games kicked off at Regents on Friday with swimming and athletics.  On Saturday, the venue for the Teeball competition switched to the Thai Polo Club as Regents grounds were being used for its IB Graduation.  The action switched back to Regents on Sunday for the football tournament.All athletes had spent some months training for the Games, which are considered one of the highlights on the FOBISIA (Federation of British Schools in Asia) sporting calendar, and the event was superbly organised by the Regents PE Department.Very special guests at the event were members of the Brunei Royal Family who had come along to support their eldest son who was competing as part of the International School Brunei squad.  His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haji Al – Muhtadee Billah and his wife, Sarah, Crown Princess of Brunei, were welcomed to Regents by Acting Principal, Grant Gillies.last_img read more

Historic Speakeasy Prepares for 100th Anniversary of Prohibition

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first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RUMSON – Murphy’s Tavern on Ward Lane, which came to life as a secluded gin-mill speakeasy, is preparing to mark 100 years since Prohibition.The saloon, located at the end of a driveway in a residential neighborhood, is a link to a nefarious moment in the Two River area’s past when smugglers and rumrunners navigated the twists and turns of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers using the cover of darkness to drop shipments of “wet goods” during the dry times of Prohibition-era America.“Where this place is situated and the surrounding geography of the area is a huge part of why it was able to endure,” said Robb McMahon, who owns the bar with friend and business partner Heather Vena Racioppi.They believe the underground speakeasy began illegally serving booze to law-breaking locals shortly after the 18th Amendment was ratified by a Utah in 1919. The business partners are planning a celebration to recognize the anniversary in the New Year.The story of the once secret, subterranean saloon makes for good conversation and, during a Nov. 27 interview with The Two River Times, McMahon is enjoying the storytelling from behind an oak bar.McMahon says if the surrounding residences weren’t blocking his shot, he’s fairly certain he could chuck a rock from the entrance of Murphy’s to the nearby riverfront. Or at least he could have back in his Little League days.The entrance to what is now the borough’s public boat launch sits about 200 feet from the bar’s location, which is designated with a sign on the home’s cream colored siding reading “Murphy’s – Since Prohibition.”In the basement of a Ward Lane residence near the Navesink River is Murphy’s Tavern, a former speakeasy. Photo by Chris RotoloThe boat launch overlooks a naturally formed cove, with a marsh-covered island situated between the Rumson riverfront and a patch of Hartshorne Woods that includes a portion of Mount Mitchill’s scenic overlook.“The coverage from the woods was key. The water access was key. Just look at what we have today in the Seastreak (Ferry). You’re in and out of New York City much quicker over the water than by rail. And when you’re doing something illegal, it’s a lot safer traveling by water,” McMahon added.In November 1918, the U.S. Congress passed a temporary Wartime Prohibition Act, banning the sale of beverages with an alcohol content greater than 1.28 percent. It was an attempt to preserve grain supplies for troops battling in World War I.In December 1918 the U.S. Senate proposed the 18th Amendment, effectively establishing the prohibition of intoxicating liquors, followed by Congress passing the Volstead Act in October 1919, which defined those liquors and the penalties against those who produced and sold them.By the time the country officially went dry Jan. 17, 1920, Murphy’s was well established near the banks of the Navesink.The Ward Lane establishment was also a mere seven-minute stroll from the police station, then located on Center Street.“Let’s just say, back then, the owners were only worried about the federal government knocking on their door and this was small potatoes compared to the likes Al Capone, Tommy Lucchese and Dutch Schultz. They weren’t really worried about the Murphy’s,” McMahon said. “But this wasn’t the only place to have an operation.”In 1923 one man was shot and killed, six others were hospitalized and seven more were jailed following a gun fight on the streets of Atlantic Highlands between a band of bootleggers and a gang of highjacking rum pirates.In 1924 George F. Grause was arrested in a raid with 20 other men for selling illegal spirits in the hidden backroom of a Red Bank haunt. Later that year the U.S. Coast Guard launched a sting operation off the coast of Monmouth Beach and seized a million dollars’ worth of product from a British vessel named the Frederick B.Holmdel resident James Maher stored a whiskey still in his attic, accessed by a staircase behind a removable panel in the closet of his daughter’s bedroom at their Hop Brook Farm home. In 1923 he designed a process to transform cider from his family’s lush orchards into apple jack and laid out a drive-through pathway for locals to purchase a bottle at his backdoor and motor off without detection. The still was discovered in 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed.Vena-Racioppi said structurally and cosmetically the tavern has changed, but the partners have never wanted to create a caricature of the era. “The last cosmetic redo we did, we made sure not to make a Prohibition them park out of it like so many others in the area have. We didn’t have to do that,” she added.Vena-Racioppi said originally the bar top ran along a wall where a 1950s shuffle board table now rests. The room itself was completely open back in the 1920s, with just a couple of booths located on the opposite wall.The new bar top is an L-shape, opening much of the room up to patrons. Photos from the 1940s hang around the room, as does a jackelope head, a couple of dart boards and modern jukebox.“This is a room that’s been around for about a century now. There wasn’t much we had to do, because it’s already from the Prohibition era. It’s already authentic. We just had to acknowledge the history and make it a little more accommodating in the process. People have responded really well,” Vena-Racioppi added.The tavern serves handcrafted cocktails, wine by the glass and bottle, and both bottled and draft beer. They also have a small snack menu with pizza, bar items like pigs in a blanket, and specialty French fries, including the quintessentially New Jersey Pork Roll Fries, crispy strips of Taylor Ham served with ketchup and cheese sauce.Murphy’s Tavern is open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and features Friday happy hours from 6 to 8 p.m. with live music. They will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party Dec. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. to coincide with the New Year in Dublin.For more information on the New Year’s Eve party and other special events visit murphystavernrumson.com. The bar is located at 17 Ward Lane.This article was first published in the Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Bombers take flight to High School Field Hockey Championships

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first_imgThe wet October weather certainly put a damper on the West Kootenay High School Field hockey season.However, any ill feelings are definitely in the past as the L.V. Rogers Bombers take flight for the Lower Mainland to compete in the BC High School AA Girl’s Field hockey championships beginning Wednesday in Surrey.The Bombers, finishing ninth overall in 2015, open the tournament at 10:30 a.m. against perennial power St Michael’s University.“Because of the severe rain that has plagued our area (during October), the Pass Creek field where all of the Kootenay zone field hockey games are played is currently a swimming pool for ducks and therefore unplayable,” Bomber coach Bruce Walgren explained.The inclement weather forced organizers to cancel playoffs, dropping LVR into second place in West Kootenay standings, finishing behind J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail.Stanley Humphries of Castlegar finished third in the three-team West Kootenay High School league. “This is really tough to take, for the girls,” Walgren said.“They were really looking forward to playing in the final against Crowe, because when we did play them we never really had a full squad or several key players were away due to other commitments”.  Fortunately, with J. Lloyd Crowe the host school for the AA Championships, despite the tournament being played in Surrey, LVR garners one of the two berths — Crowe gains the host berth.”We are hosting in Surrey because there are no facilities in this area that can accommodate a tournament of this calibre, let alone a field hockey tournament period,” said Crowe head coach Donna Hebert.”We don’t even have one field that is good in the area.  It was our zones turn. LVR  wanted to host in the area but the coaches agreed 2-1 that was not a good idea for anyone involved.”LVR faces Seycove of North Vancouver at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday to round out Day one of the tournament.The Bombers conclude the round robin draw Thursday against Southridge of Surrey.J. Lloyd Crowe plays Okanagan Mission of Kelowna and Enver Creek of Surrey Wednesday before concluding round robin Thursday against Collingwood of West Vancouver.Round robin results determine playoff round games.The tournament concludes Friday with the final set for 3:15 p.m.last_img read more

TALENTED SPRINTERS SALUTOS AMIGOS & KOBE’S BACK PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 PALOS VERDES STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2016)–Salutos Amigos and Kobe’s Back, who last met in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint Oct. 31, head a field of six older horses going six furlongs in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita.Owned in-part and trained by David Jacobson, Salutos Amigos comes off a close second as the 9-5 favorite in the Grade III, 6 ½ furlong Midnight Lute Stakes here on Jan. 2 and thus merits top billing. Second, beaten a neck in the prestigious Grade I, six furlong Vosburgh Stakes Sept. 26 at Belmont, he was subsequently fifth, beaten 4 ½ lengths by Eclipse Award winning sprinter Runhappy in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, as he and Kobe’s Back, who finished seventh, were separated by just a nostril at the wire.A 6-year-old gelding by Salute the Sarge, Salutos Amigos has six wins from 17 tries at six furlongs. Also owned by Southern Equine Stable, LLC, Salutos Amigos, who would prefer to rally from off the pace, is 35-10-4-4 overall, with earnings of $1,142,406.Notoriously tardy leaving the starting gate, C R K Stable’s Kobe’s Back was again away slowly in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, but rallied well under Gary Stevens who rides back from the rail post in the Palos Verdes.A winner of the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes when trained by John Sadler at age three, Kobe’s Back, a 5-year-old horse by Flatter, was second, beaten a neck, two starts back in the Grade I, six furlong Santa Anita Sprint Championship and is still regarded as one of the nation’s more highly regarded sprinters.Conditioned by Peter Eurton in his last seven starts, Kobe’s Back is 16-3-3-2 overall with earnings of $652,250.The complete field for the Grade II Palos Verdes, to be run as the sixth race on an eight-race card Sunday, with jockeys and all horses assigned 119 pounds in post position order: Kobe’s Back, Gary Stevens; Salutos Amigos, Rafael Bejarano; Mystery Train, Tyler Baze; Pulling G’s, Victor Espinoza; Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, and Cautious Giant, Santiago Gonzalez.                Please note, there is early first post time on Big Game Sunday at Santa Anita of 11 a.m. Admission gates will open at 9 a.m.last_img read more

Thai AirAsia X announces routes to Japan

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first_imgThai AirAsia X, Thailand’s first low-fare, long-haul carrier announced today that the airline will be flying from Narita and Osaka to Bangkok from September 1 2014.The airline started flying to Seoul, Korea from Bangkok in June of this year and today’s announcement confirmed that Japan would be the second country to be served by Thai AirAsia X.About AirAsia X and Thai AirAsia XAirAsia X is the low-cost, long-haul affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group that currently flies to destinations in China, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Middle East from it’s base in Kuala Lumpur.  AirAsia X currently operates a fleet of 16 Airbus A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Business Class Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats.  Thai AirAsia X, an affiliate of AirAsia X will operate a fleet of 2 Airbus A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats (a total of 377 seats).  The airline will operate out of Bangkok’s secondary airport, Don Mueang.For more information on AirAsia X see herelast_img read more

With enterprise IoT, the best is yet to come

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first_imgA lot has been said about the Internet of Things (IoT) — a broad development in various technologies across industries that is fundamentally changing the innovation cycle everywhere —  but how much is real?“One of the things that we should grasp about the IoT is that we are currently in that stage when technology gets incredibly hyped,” says Jason Collins, Vice President of IoT Marketing at Nokia.Continuing further, he describes the hype by comparing the early days of the internet when static pages and hyperlinks did not ignite the full potential of the internet and the crazy boom and predictable bust over web-based businesses came and went.  Still, the world was left with the valuable piece of network and services infrastructure we now call the Internet.“So the internet turned out to be kind of a big deal,” says Collins half-jokingly, before getting serious about how we can size the Internet of Things. Keeping that outcome in mind, what is the potential size of the Internet of Things and how do we value it?Valuing the Internet is tough.  Today we are going online with our computers and smartphones and connecting billions of nodes; however, the value will extend well beyond that.  “Members of our Bell Labs team analyzed this and determined that it will be 36x the value of today’s Internet,“ he says. “That potential value of the IoT is dependent upon the number of devices connected and users’ perceived and experienced value of IoT devices and applications.”If you think about that potential, we quickly recognize that we’re in the very early stages of how this connected technology can change the very fundamentals of digital transformation and business growth in the next decades.How can enterprises leverage this growth opportunity?Prior to the dawn of this new machine-type (M2M) connectivity, there were two main drivers of business — developing products and services and the sales of those products and services.But this approach is now getting a major upgrade thanks to IoT technology. Key to this pivotal transformation is the data being produced in torrents by the connected devices that are expanding rapidly across businesses.“But while this new connected world seems to be allowing enterprises and their customers alike to benefit from a huge pool of data, it’s not as simple as that,” says Marc Jadoul, Market Development Director in IoT at Nokia.Perhaps it’s best to think of this in terms of “analog to digital.” Machines and networks that learn about their effective behavior through gathering data, and analyzing how to use them.   He explained further that we should think of the IoT beyond an environment of communicating things and instead as a “connective tissue” or a “global nervous system” that provides context, and – why not? – meaning.  This is the first step towards getting value out of the IoT.Building upon that, the IoT then provides a “platform to solve problems” like the Internet once did via search and discovery. “Platforms like Google not only gave us access to the information but provided context,” says Jadoul. “In that same sense, Uber has provided a disruptive model for public transport and Airbnb a new platform for guest housing.  They use connectivity and data to transform business models today and, eventually, you will see the IoT becoming an innovation platform in many other areas, like connected cars, digital healthcare, or smart homes.”  The possibilities are endless because big data and new services will be driving the growth. Wireless sensor networks are evolving into analytics-enabled applications, making IoT into a “bigger and richer experience than the current M2M,” says Jadoul.However, digital transformation must go beyond the platform, the data, and the (still too often) siloed applications. It requires a shift in the culture and mindset of organizations in order to generate significant benefit from this technology. Who’s leading the growth within an enterprise?New innovation found in M2M often came from internally focused and driven cost savings and process optimization efforts, a.k.a. command and control.  This is what we often call the Industrial IoT, or Industry 4.0.While the early days of the IIoT were focused on these drivers, a new emerging Enterprise IoT approach will enable greater growth through product and service innovation, and yet-unseen business models.  With that in mind, it isn’t surprising that the early enthusiasts of this new technology are not only on the traditional IT side of the corporate “houses,” but also in their product management ranks, the people who face the customers and are looking for portfolio innovation, an enhanced customer experience, and of course new revenue opportunities. “The sooner that companies start seeing IoT as a catalyst for growth rather than a way for the IT guys to trim costs, the faster IoT will get off the ground in enterprises,” says Jadoul.Where is IoT headed?As connected technology matures and a shift in mindset occurs, IoT will create new value for its stakeholders.“Companies have to start looking at solving business problems and extend their thinking beyond vertical, point applications,” says Lee L’Esperance, Business Modeling Principal at Nokia.”If they remain strictly verticalized, its siloed and the value is limited.” But seeing the benefit across traditional business groups, products and services will unlock true value, he adds.IoT can be very impactful to business but it needs to be architected for creating a connective tissue rather establishing than point-to-point links.  Motivating the ability to architect an IoT solution within a business context is about getting the business models right – and finding the sweet spots for creating value, growth, and RoI.  We will explore developing business models in the next article and how you can create new value opportunities for your stakeholders.This article was produced in partnership wth Nokia. 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The Only Seven Responses to Any Question

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first_imgRobin Starr gave a speech at Toastmasters. She said that there are only seven responses to any question. Let’s look at them through the lens that is professional selling.YesThe perfect answer. The one, most hoped for, and best of all responses. What do you want to hear when you ask for an appointment? What do you want to hear when you ask for information? And most of all, what do you want to hear when you ask for the business? There is simply no sound sweeter.NoIt couldn’t be worse, could it? The word “no” is the most revolting and disappointing sound imaginable, isn’t it? But, look on the bright side; you know where you stand. It doesn’t mean you have to give up and go home. You just have to persevere and try again. You didn’t think this was going to be easy anyway.MaybeSquishy answer. Indecisive. It’s a hedge. But there’s hope. Your client may need help making a decision. They may need more information. They may need you to create more value, help them make the case, or help them build consensus. From “maybe” a “no” is possible, but so is a “yes.”I Don’t KnowThe answer “I don’t know” can be a wonderful answer for a salesperson, cant’t it? You believe that your client knows their business. And at some level they do. But they don’t know what they don’t know. They believe that you create value as a salesperson when you ask a question that helps them see through new eyes. When you push them to recognize they lack some new knowledge or new idea, you are creating opportunities.I Don’t CareWorse than a “no” answer. If your prospective client doesn’t care about the better results you can deliver, then there isn’t anything here to talk about. You say, “I can do better, but it will cost 15% more and produce a return of 30% more.” Your prospect says, “I don’t care,” and you’re done. Unless and until you can help them care.I Don’t Want to Talk About ItThere is a problem. It’s painful for your dream client. It means they have to change. The status quo will die, and it will be replaced with something that is different. It doesn’t matter what that different is; different is bad no matter what. They need to talk about it–whether or not they want to. You help them by getting it out on the table and dealing with it.I Don’t Want You to Talk About ItOne group of stakeholders hates your proposal. They know another group is going to love your big, value creating idea. So they work to shut you down, to block you. They threaten you with the loss of your relationship if you dare to cross out of their silo. The last thing they need is you going and changing things without them being able to control it. They don’t want you to talk about it, but being a value creator means creating the right value—even when it’s difficult. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Ontario judge rules in favour of Teslas push for equal treatment in

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first_imgTORONTO – Tesla Inc. has secured a minor legal victory in Ontario in its push for equal treatment as the company looks to defend its direct-to-consumer business model in numerous markets.The Ontario case comes as Tesla struggles to move ahead with its retail model in the United States, where it has not used franchised dealerships.Multiple U.S. states including Michigan, New Jersey and Missouri have passed laws in recent years to prevent Tesla from selling vehicles directly to consumers following pressure from automobile dealership associations.Ontario Superior Court judge Frederick Myers ruled Monday that the provincial government’s decision to exclude Tesla from a grace period for an electric vehicle rebate program was arbitrary and had singled out Tesla for harm. The ruling requires the government to review the program so that it includes Tesla or provides adequate justification for the company’s exclusion.Tesla launched the case after the government ended the rebate program worth up to $14,000 per vehicle on July 11, but said it would extend the rebates to vehicles already sold through dealerships if they were delivered and registered within 60 days.Myers found the government had originally tried to exclude Tesla from the extension by specifying only vehicles ordered through a dealership would be eligible for the extension. When it learned Tesla did indeed sell through its own dealership network, the government further specified to the company that only franchised dealerships would be eligible.Tesla CEO Elon Musk has staunchly defended the company’s direct retail model.Musk said in a blog post that franchised dealerships don’t have enough incentives to sell electric cars and that the company needs to place its sales venues in areas where it can attract foot traffic and educate potential customers.The Ontario Progressive Conservatives said they had specified only franchised dealerships were eligible for the rebate extension to help protect small- and medium-sized businesses that may have been hit by the program.Tesla responded that many franchised car dealerships in Ontario are owned by large businesses that own numerous franchises.The electric carmaker said it was pleased with the court’s decision to strike down the “unfair and unlawful” transition plan.“Tesla only sought fair treatment for our customers and we hope the Ministry now does the right thing by delivering on its promise to ensure all EV-owners receive their incentives during the wind-down period.”A spokeswoman for Attorney General Caroline Mulroney said the government is “reviewing the ruling and will make a decision on how to proceed in the coming days.”Sara Singh, the Ontario NDP critic for the ministry of the Attorney General, said in a statement that the decision means Premier Doug Ford is sticking people with the bill for his torn up contracts and cancelled programs.“This is likely only the first of many decisions against the Ford government’s decision to rip up hundreds of cap-and-trade and green energy contracts,” she said.It’s not yet clear, however, what the government will have to do in response to the decision.Myers stopped short of setting aside the limitation of the transition program to franchised dealers, noting that doing so would require the government to fund subsidies to Tesla’s customers.He instead sent the policy back to the government for review, saying that if the government wants to transition out of the electric car subsidy program it must do so in a lawful manner.The problem was the government hadn’t provided a legal justification for its policy, said Bruce Ryder, an associate professor at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.He said the legal loss on policy isn’t unusual, but that he was surprised how quickly the new government ran into legal issues.“It’s maybe a little unusual how quickly this government has got off the mark, and has been a little bit like a bull in a china shop from a legal point of view.”The legal dispute with Tesla is just one of several the Progressive Conservatives face, including a Superior Court challenge Friday on Ford’s cuts to Toronto city council numbers.Ryder said the government could face more problems if it rushes ahead without properly considering policy.“There could be some other legal setbacks coming very soon, precisely because from a legal point of view, this government seems to be so anxious to move speedily on a number of files…that they didn’t pay enough attention to the legal limits on their powers.”The ruling has left potential Tesla customers in limbo, unsure of whether or not they’ll see the $14,000 in subsidies they had counted on when ordering vehicles.Kurtis Evans, a teacher in Toronto who had ordered a Tesla 3, said he was pleased by the decision and grateful that Tesla decided to fight for customers, but wasn’t sure what will happen.“At this point I don’t know what will happen next…Hopefully, the province makes the right choice. I’m not counting on it.”Tesla said it had 600 active customer orders when the government ended the program in July. At the time, the company had 34 unallocated vehicles on its lots plus 319 in transit on trains and trucks. The company said 175 customers had cancelled their orders since the program ended.last_img read more

Tumbler Ridge Dinosaur Museum closes after District denies 2018 funding

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first_img“The museum is a gem of Tumbler Ridge.  It’s something people from all over the world come to see.”Our calls for comment from the District of Tumbler Ridge have not been returned.The Peace Region Paleontology Research Center and Museum opened in 2003.The March 12, 2018, District of Taylor Committee Meeting included a presentation from the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation. “Our goal and our desire and hope is the museum will reopen.  That we will find funding to provide the same amazing service to people and tourism possibilities.”The board decided in early March to let go all staff as current funding would only last them until the end of 2018 if they closed the museum.This letter was given to staff of the museum.Council and the Museum Board held a meeting on March 12 to discuss the grant-in-aid further, but as of now, the Museum remains closed.The board is now working to find alternative funding through grants or corporate donations.  Schembri says the Museum is a big part of Tumbler Ridge. During the meeting, Councillor Will Howe said,“We had a roundtable discussion where all of them were allowed to come down and explain how this works.  To me, that was the opportunity for the museum board to come down and explain to us why they need the two hundred thousand dollars. To me, until we get that done, I don’t fully understand it, and I’m not to spend the $200,000.”Here is video from the March 5, Council meeting where they discuss the grant-in-aid.In July of 2017, Councillor Caisley requested a notice of motion that said: “THAT the District of Tumbler Ridge informs the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation Council is suspending funding their institution through the Grant in Aid or Fee for Service Policy until conditions are met.”According to the Council on March 5, 2018, a letter was sent to the Museum Board in July 2017 asking for more information about their budget, and according to Council, the letter had not been answered.Jerrilyn Schembri, Vice President of the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation, says as far as she knows, the board has complied with everything Council has asked of them.Schembri says the Museum has been idled.center_img TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation, The Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre and Dinosaur Discovery Gallery has been closed for what the group hopes is only a short period.In March, the District of Tumbler Ridge denied the groups request for a grant-in-aid of $200,000.  On March 8, the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation gave notice to all the staff that the Museum would close do to the District of Tumbler Ridge denying their grant request.According to the video from March 5, 2018, Tumbler Ridge Council Meeting, Council had requested more information from the Museum Foundation, but the Museum at the time of the meeting had not replied.last_img read more

The Brown Bag Sessions with The Forge

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first_imgMarleen Morris, Co-director of the Community Development Institute a UNBC, will highlight the business opportunities that are emerging with increasing immigration to Fort St. John. Learn about ways to benefit from welcoming and serving this rapidly growing segment of the population. May 3, 2019 · 12:00pm May 8, 2019 · 12:00pm Brown Bag Lunch Session: Immigration = Business Opportunities Featuring; Cheryl Montgomery, Executive Director of the Fort St. Jon & District Chamber of CommerceNever before has communication changed so much in such a short period of time. From a generation that grew up with the telephone, to one that communicated through email, to one that posts on Instagram. Modes of communication and the stereotyping which can lead to workplace conflict. This session will explore the generational differences in communications and offer practical advice on how to bridge the gap.center_img Brown Bag Lunch Session: Intergenerational Communication May 2, 2019 · 12:00pmMarleen Morris, Co-director of the Community Development Institute a UNBC, will explore business opportunities associated with the growing seniors’ population in Fort St. John. Drawing on findings from the Fort St. John Community Profile and the Age-Friendly Assessment and Action Plan, this presentation will outline specific ways that Fort St. John businesses can benefit from being age-friendly. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Forge, made up of a partnership between the Community Development Institute of UNBC and the City of Fort St. John is hosting free Brown Bag Lunch Sessions as an opportunity to get information that can help in your work, business or volunteer activities.All sessions are free and require an RSVP to attend. The Forge is located at; 9904 94th Street, Fort St. John. Contact; [email protected] or call; (250) 261-9917Brown Bag Lunch Session: An Aging Population = Business Opportunitieslast_img read more