Enbridge restores smaller natural gas pipeline in B.C., after main line blast

first_imgThe UBC bulletin says although gas use should still be restricted, “UBC buildings that use natural gas for heating, hot water and cooking are no longer expected to be impacted.”In an earlier news release, Enbridge said it is working with other companies to find alternate supplies of gas to meet demand.Investigators are still searching for a cause of the blast just outside Prince George.It damaged the company’s primary natural gas pipeline linking the Fort Nelson area to Vancouver and south to another 750,000 customers in the northwest United States.Advertisement PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The company that shut down its main natural gas pipeline through British Columbia following an explosion and fire Tuesday night says it has restarted a smaller line running beside the damaged pipe.Enbridge says it has received National Energy Board approval Wednesday night to restart its 76-centimetre line, which was shut down as a precaution because it is in the same path as the 91-centimetre line that ruptured and exploded near Prince George.The Calgary-based energy supplier says the line was carefully checked before permission was received to restart it at about 80 percent of normal capacity.- Advertisement -Fortis BC, the company that depends on the Enbridge line for about 85 percent of the gas it delivers to its one million customers, says in an online notice that gas is now flowing, but customers are still asked to cut back.It says restoring flow in the smaller line is a positive step, but until the damaged larger line is repaired, a shortage of natural gas continues.In response to the call for conservation, the B.C. Institute of Technology has tweeted that heat is off on the north side of its Burnaby campus until further notice, while the University of B.C. has told researchers and other non-essential users to immediately stop using natural gas.Advertisement (THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

ANOTHER DREAM MOVE BLOWS UP IN SHAY’S FACE

first_imgSHAY GIVEN has again been denied a dream transfer move – this time to Aston Villa.The Lifford goalkeeper, 32, was on the verge of a swap move to Villa Park, with Brad Friedel going to Man City to be Joe Hart’s back-up for the rest of the season.The deal would have been a perfect remedy for Shay’s woes which has seen him spending more and more time on the bench. But the move has been blocked by City boss Roberto Mancini who is not 100% sure about the reliability of his young number one Hart.The result means that Given will face at least another four months of uncertainty before a possible move to another club in the summer months.However the problem for Given is that he is getting almost no first team football creating another problem for Republic of Ireland boss Giovani Trapatoni.Given is still the number one choice between the posts with upcoming internationals against Macedonia in March and June. But the form of rising Celtic target Kieran Westwood must be a cause for concern for the Donegal man.EndsANOTHER DREAM MOVE BLOWS UP IN SHAY’S FACE was last modified: January 23rd, 2011 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)last_img read more

Six Foods That Can Give You Body Odor

first_imgIf your deodorant doesn’t get you through the day, your DIET might be to blame.  Here are six foods that can make you stink . . . 2.  Alcohol.  Most of it gets metabolized by your liver.  But a tiny amount comes out in your sweat.  So you end up smelling like a stale beer. 3.  Fish can make SOME people smell bad.  There’s a metabolic disorder called “fish odor syndrome” where it makes your sweat smell fishy.  It’s rare though, and you’d probably know if you had it. 5.  Garlic.  It has another sulfuric compound called allicin.  (Pronounced like the name Alison.)  It’s not necessarily a bad smell though.  A few studies have found that some people are actually turned on by it. 1.  Red meat.  It’s hard to digest and leaves residue behind in your digestive tract, which mixes with bacteria and comes out in your sweat.  A study in 2006 found women were more attracted to guys who were vegetarians, because their sweat smelled better. 6.  Coffee.  It might not make you smell worse on its own.  But stimulants like caffeine make you sweat more.  So you could end up sweating out more of those OTHER odors we just talked about. 4.  Broccoli and asparagus because they both have a lot of sulfur.  They’re good for you though, so don’t stop eating them.  If they make you smell bad, try cooking them in boiling water instead of steaming them.  That should eliminate most of the smell.last_img read more

#Nextchat RECAP: How To Build Cultures of Curiosity

first_imgOn April 17 @shrmnextchat chatted with @DrDianeHamilton, #SHRM19 speaker, nationally syndicated radio host, leadership speaker and author of “Cracking the Curiosity Code,” and Creator of Curiosity Code Index to talk about How to Create Cultures of Curiosity. If you missed this excellent #Nextchat filled with great advice for organizations to encourage more curiosity and innovation, you can read all the tweets HERE or below:last_img

Completing Loss Prevention Courses for Certification Drives Results

first_imgWeston Pate, LPCThe decision to pursue LPQ or LPC certification through the Loss Prevention Foundation means that soon you will be able to achieve better results in your organization and in your professional life. But between that decision and the credential after your name lies just a little work in the form of comprehensive loss prevention courses.Weston Pate, LPC, zone manager, asset and profit protection for Kmart, knows how much hard work must go into the LPC curriculum. In the recent Certification column in the September-October issue of LP Magazine, Pate shares his experience as a working LP professional who elected to pursue certification. In the column, Pate talks about the benefits he has seen on an organizational and personal level since taking the course:“I think that one of the biggest benefits I have seen is the ability to speak to certain parts of the business better, such as supply chain, and I also have seen interest from my peers and my direct reports now that they see the LPC credential on my signature. I believe this has been a great benefit because if others take the course, then they too will be better equipped to drive better results.”Pate also points out how comprehensive the loss prevention courses in the certification process are:- Sponsor – “It’s very comparable to my college coursework and takes the same level of discipline and self-motivation to complete. This is something that you have to motivate yourself to do, and the feeling you get once you have completed the coursework and final exam is amazing.”Check out “Drive Better Results in Your Company and Career” to read the full column and learn how the certification process can change the way an LP professional approaches his job. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the September-October 2016 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Lalit Modi’s RCA terms its suspension by BCCI arbitrary

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India has suspended the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) whose new body has been just elected with Lalit Modi as its president on Tuesday.Lalit Modi defeated his opponent Rampal Sharma by a landslide margin of 26-7.Mehmood Abidi, newly-elected vice president, has termed it suspension arbitrary and questioned fairness of acting BCCI president Shivlal Yadav.”We expected a fair decision from him but he has acted like a stooge of N. Srinivasan, harming RCA like never before,” Abidi told India Today.”You may suspend an individual member but suspending an entire state association is ridiculous,” he said, but added that he was yet to see the notice of suspension.Lalit Modi is expected to address his team through video conference in the afternoon as he returns as president of RCA, five years after he lost in March 2009.He said through his victory in RCA , he wanted to prove a point to N.Srinivasan.Will Modi return to India?His return to India will be easier if a BJP government comes to power despite senior leader Arun Jaitley known to be against him in BCCI.Modi’s passport remains impounded but cases against him are expected to be diluted.Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had been instrumental in his rise but this time, she will help him while keeping him away from her administration.Modi was accused of interfering in her administration by Congress leader Ashok Gehlot during her previous tenure between 2003 and 2008, an allegation never substantiated.advertisementThis was in strong contrast to when then Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot ordered police to hound Modi on RCA premises, threaten him with arrest and encouraged his opponents who lodged a series of cases against him and involved the entire state machinery to ensure that Modi lost.Modi lost to Sanjay Dixit in March but Gehlot got re-elections held in December as his close aide Shiv Charan  Mali, RCA general secretary, could not get along with Modi. Modi again lost, this time to CP Joshi, then union minister and present AICC general secretary.Modi’s fortune to rise againElection of the 24-member Modi team was a foregone conclusion. Abidi and Amin Pathan, both close aides of Modi, have been elected as the vice president and Somendra Tiwari as secretary.So was the foregone conclusion about the BCCI threat to act against RCA if Modi, expelled for life, was elected chief.  RCA says it will move court against the BCCI  suspension orders on grounds that its elections were under the Rajasthan Sports Act and not governed by BCCI’s orders.The BCCI has already stopped most of its financial grant to the RCA. Despite the suspension,  the victory marks a change for better in Modi’s fortune, whose emergence in Indian cricket had started with his becoming RCA chief in 2004, ending the regime of the Rungta family.The elections were held on December 19 in an extreme peaceful atmosphere with Raje as the chief minister.For Modi, it is a long legal battle ahead before he gets actively into BCCI affairs. Modi, in the small period of less than five years, made Rajasthan a name on the international scene by improving facilities to world class level, something that was never even attempted earlier.He had the backing of then Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje , whose defeat in 2008 also expedited Modi’s decline. Raje wanted to show that things in sports could be improved quickly and through Modi, succeeded in proving that.Modi went further and floated the Indian Premier league and launched a cricket team named after Rajasthan, Rajasthan Royals.However, his rise and flamboyant style led to some vested interests in Rajasthan turning against him.His staying away from India and Rajasthan has exposed all those who thought they could match what Modi did.last_img read more

India vs Zimbabwe: Ravi Shastri to skip tour

first_imgIndian team director Ravi Shastri will not be travelling to Zimbabwe with the Indian team next month. According to Cricbuzz, the veteran will be back with the squad for the Sri Lankan tour in August. Shastri, who had informed the board about his decision before the Bangladesh series, is likely to manage the team till the 2016 T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, Indian support staff Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar are likely to get two-year contracts ahead of the Zimbabwe tour.Will the regulars go to Zimbabwe? The question over the availability of key players MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravi Ashwin will be answered when the national selectors meet in Delhi on Monday. The chances of a Dhoni-led side touring Zimbabwe are high as there is no limited over cricket in the schedule for the next four months after the African tour.last_img read more

ICC CWC 19 Preview: India vs. New Zealand; The Road to the Final begins

first_imgAdvertisementThe ICC Cricket World Cup which is currently being held in England is finally in its business end as the semi final stages of the tournament begin with only four of the World’s best teams left to battle it all out for the biggest prize in Cricketing history. The first semi final is scheduled to take place today and will be played between the mighty Asian giants India and New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester today. It should be noted that quite interestingly India and New Zealand have never faced each other before in a world cup semi final. Thus, this will mark their first meeting in such a crucial world cup KO game. They were also supposed to play each other in the group stages but the match was abandoned without even a single ball being thrown due to rain.However, these two teams had clashed during a warm up match before the tournament had begun and the Kiwis had absolutely thrashed India, with the mighty Indian batting line up even failing to score 200 runs. Though, that match was only a warm up and it looks like a thing of the distant past now.India absolutely dominated the group stages, only losing to England and will easily be fancying their chances of not just winning today’s semi final match but also the final itself. There is just one major weak link among this mighty Indian team that has come to the forefront in this epic tournament, i.e. India’s middle order in batting has largely failed. Apart from a few good innings from Hardik Pandya, not even the great MS Dhoni can claim that he had produced good batting.Thus, if India were to lose crucial early wickets, there are doubts whether Indian batting’s middle order will step up or not. India desperately need one of its favourite sons , the legendary MS Dhoni and along with him young guns like Rishabh Pant to fire, if they are to get past New Zealand.On the other hand, New Zealand’s bowling attack has been absolutely deadly with Trent Boult running away with wickets. Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry also provide them with lethal options who are adept at getting important breakthroughs, alongside Mitchell Santner. However, their batting has been a point of concern. Apart from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor and Tom Latham to an extent, their batting order including Martin Guptill has disappointed so far and have been massively out of form.Today’s match is supposed to have overcast cloudy conditions which might favour seam bowling a bit. Thus, this might not a high scoring match and both team’ batting will be tested and taken to the limit.Advertisementlast_img read more

7 Tips To Kickstart Your Job Search After A Layoff

first_imgThe current economy has made cutbacks a norm. And while the job climate may be looking up, workers everywhere should understand the continued threat of layoffs is still present.Losing your job can be a nightmare, especially when you aren’t prepared for what comes next. Too many individuals are left shocked and surprised after a sudden layoff, putting them in no position to pick up the pieces and start again. But during the aftermath of a layoff, taking control of your situation is top priority to ensure you’re back on track for employment.Don’t let an unexpected layoff throw you for a loop. Here are seven tips to kickstart your job search after the fact:1. Take a minute to regain your footing. After a layoff, many workers immediately – and blindly – dive into their new job search. If possible take some time to assess your current situation, reflect, and refocus. This will put you in a much better position to embark on a well-established job search.2. Consider this an opportunity. It’s easy to get caught up on the initial negative aspects of job loss, but it’s important to consider this experience in a positive light. This might be your chance to pivot your career in a new direction or potentially go back to school.3. Get your resume and portfolio up to speed. Rushing into the job hunt before spending the necessary time to update your job search materials and professional social profiles will only limit your chances of employment. Only begin applying after carefully crafting your latest resume. Remember, the strongest resumes are those customized to each position you apply for.4. Alert your network and then expand it. Informing your networking contacts about your current employment situation is never a fun task, but it’s necessary. Find an appropriate way to connect with those who will be most beneficial to getting you back on track to employment, as well as creating new networking strategies to expand your network throughout your job search.5. Search strategically. Even the calmest individual can feel frantic when faced with unemployment. Rather than quickly and sloppily embarking on a job search, consider a careful plan of action to land your next position. This means setting goals, searching within your niche, utilizing your network, going beyond job boards to look for opportunities – all while managing your time and expectations.6. Consider speaking with a career expert. When it comes to unemployment and the job search, it seems like everyone has an opinion or advice. If you’re feeling a bit lost, consider the benefits of speaking with someone who is an actual career expert in regard to the job search.7. Stay positive. A layoff, unemployment, and the job search are three things which are likely to cause a variety of negative emotions and unwanted stress. This is to be expected, but it’s important to focus on promoting positivity in the face of these challenges. At the end of the day, remember your success often comes down to your overall attitude and outlook on a situation.Pushing past a layoff takes a great amount of willpower. Focus on taking the necessary steps to activate a successful and thoughtful job search to get on the fast-track to employment.last_img read more