1st Annual Small Business Week with the FSJ Chamber of Commerce

first_imgHave you ever had your credit card information stolen and used to make fraudulent purchases? The Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to all merchants.Tuesday, October 22nd, 20199:30 am to 11:30 am – Presenter:  Sarah Finall IRCC Outreach officers provide targeted information to help employers address skills shortages and labour market needs when there are not enough Canadian and Permanent Resident workers. 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Presenter: George Emmett G8Solutions The best leaders are situational leaders. They know how and when to provide the right leadership to help their team members succeed.Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The FSJ Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its first Small Business Week with Boost your Biz.During Boost your Biz will be events taking place between Monday, October 21st to Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre.– Advertisement -Monday, October 21st, 2019 7:00 am to 8:30 am – Small Business Week “BOOST YOUR BIZ” Proclamation Breakfast. Join Mayor Lori Ackerman and FSJ Chamber President Christopher Flury to declare the official opening of Small Business Week.9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Presenter: Jacqueline JenningsFuturpreneur Facilitated by Jacqueline Jennings, business consultant, strategist and entrepreneur coach, this workshop is designed to empower everyone in contributing to a strong business community.1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Presenter: Ron Borsholm   Advertisement  9:30 am to 11:30 am – Presenter – Graham Quast  55% of Canadian companies know they are victims of fraud and many more are unaware. Most frauds are committed by individuals in a position of trust.1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Presenter: Jenna MorlandMoose FM If you are in business you probably are utilizing social media to share information, promote your business and connect with your customers.4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Mega Mixer An opportunity to show off and share what’s going on with your business this fall. Enjoy an evening of fun – promote your business, catch-up with clients and make new friends.Thursday, October 24th. 2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Presenters:  Lynne Fisher and Jennifer Moore  Advertisementcenter_img In Canada, an estimated 80% of business are family-owned*. Yet only a third of these businesses are currently planning for their future succession.11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Join for lunch and the 2019 Small Business Week Awards Luncheon.Celebrate Fort St. John’s community and Chamber members who contribute to the business and economic success of our region.For more information and tickets on the event; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Giant club target Klopp, Mourinho in Man United talks, Hazard waits for Real

first_img 3 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was a target for Real Madmrid in the summer as a replacement for Zinedine Zidane. (Mundo Deportivo)Juventus have ruled out making a move to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United. (The Guardian)Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will meet with club chief Ed Woodward in London on Thursday for clear-the-air talks before a board meeting. (The Sun)United are said to be relaxed over David de Gea’s future, despite not yet agreeing an extension to his current contract, which expires at the end of the season. (ESPN) Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has been linked with a shock move to Barcelona, with the Spaniard reportedly on a list of left-backs being considered as back-up to Jordi Alba. (Mundo Deportivo)Manchester City could re-sign 18-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, having inserted a buy-back clause into his £8million transfer to the Bundesliga club. (Manchester Evening News)City are planning talks with 22-year-old Leroy Sane over a contract extension. (The Sun)Tottenham are plotting a January move for 21-year-old Lyon and France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will personally scout Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic during the international break – FULL  STORYMourinho has told Manchester United to sign Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar and AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli, both 23, in the January transfer window. (Daily Mail)Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland has split with his long-standing agent, which is claimed could lead to a return to the Premier League. (Daily Telegraph) John Terry is apparently set for his first job in management with Aston Villa targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED targets 3 Chelsea star Eden Hazard is reportedly waiting to hear from Real Madrid over whether they will look to sign him in the summer before deciding on his future at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Telegraph)The Blues’ Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen is unhappy at his lack of playing time under new manager Maurizio Sarri – FULL STORYMonaco are lining up Arsenal legend Thierry Henry to replace Leonardo Jardim as manager, after the former striker reportedly passed up on the Aston Villa job. (The Sun)Chelsea legend John Terry’s chances of being appointed Aston Villa manager have been boosted after Henry turned down the role. (The Times)Villa players are backing 37-year-old Terry, who was the Championship club’s captain last season, to get the job. (Daily Mirror) Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer gossip and latest football stories from Wednesday’s papers and online… What are Manchester United playing at with David de Gea? LATEST IN DEMAND moving on Latest talkSPORT.com exclusives and football headlines:‘Thierry Henry is NOT taking the Aston Villa job, but John Terry is in the running’, Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT‘Losing Eden Hazard would be a DISASTER for Chelsea’, says Harry Redknapp on talkSPORT‘Eden Hazard would be a MASSIVE player for Real Madrid’ – Chelsea star’s move to Spain is inevitable, says Danny Higginbotham‘I nearly fell off the couch when Alan Shearer said I should get an England call-up’, Wolves captain Conor Coady tells talkSPORTInter Milan in shock move for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany – reportsMan United ready to move for Barcelona hero as contract talks fail to materialiseWest Ham hope to end Declan Rice contract saga by offering teenager new deal with massive pay riseLiverpool and Manchester United target Steven Bergwijn has had no transfer offers, insists agentBarcelona plot shock January swoop for Reds defender Alberto MorenoBallon d’Or 2018: Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah leads Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in fan votelast_img read more

Giants buzz: Kikuchi sweepstakes, plan for Posey, A’s trades

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–The Mets shipped out top prospects for All-Star closer Edwin Diaz and veteran hitter Robinson Cano. The Nationals shelled out $140 million for free agent starter Patrick Corbin. The St. Louis Cardinals completed a massive trade, acquiring Paul Goldschmidt in exchange for three prospects from the Diamondbacks.So what are the Giants waiting for?CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing the photos on your mobile device.That’s a loaded question that can’t be answered succinctly, …last_img

Warriors running out of solutions to limit Steph Curry’s fouls

first_imgAfter Curry pointed about 10 rows up behind the bench, Kerr looked at Sonya Curry … Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The tactical suggestions did not work. The positive reinforcement did not work, either.So when Stephen Curry fell into foul trouble once again during a recent game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr asked him a pointed question.“Steph, where is your mom?” Kerr asked.last_img

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Davos

first_imgDeputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to lead the South African delegation at the World Economic Forum 2018.Davos, Switzerland – The Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, today arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to lead a high-level government, business and labour delegation to the 2018 World Economic Forum annual meeting scheduled from 23-26 January 2018.This year’s event is held under the theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”.Deputy President Ramaphosa will join various discussion platforms in Davos with an aim to develop a response to new strategies towards transforming governance in various parts of the world.South Africa last week announced a number of measures to strengthen governance and management of its state-owned enterprises. This is part of an ongoing broader effort to restore confidence in the economy. The South African government will continue to act decisively to address challenges at its key state-owned enterprises to restore public and investor confidence and to ensure that they fulfil their economic and developmental mandates.The WEF Davos forum presents South Africa with a platform to showcase its attractiveness as an investment destination and trade partner; set out plans that are unfolding to secure improved and inclusive economic growth; and contribute to efforts to respond to societal challenges globally.Team South Africa under the leadership of Deputy President Ramaphosa will utilise the opportunity presented by WEF to communicate that South Africa remains open for business and to highlight the work that the government, working together with business and labour, is doing to ensure an improved economic outlook and nurturing for a higher economic growth trajectory.The delegation will also re-emphasise that South Africa has a stable and predictable macroeconomic framework which continues to underpin economic policy, ensuring that the country remains attractive for investment.The team will also be placing emphasis on its plans to transforms the economy to ensure that its citizens enter new jobs and benefit from the new investments attracted in partnership with business and organised labour.Fourteen actions to boost investor confidence were developed in 2017 with specific deadlines with deliverables including to ensure continuity of fiscal consolidation trajectory and the funding and broader reforms in the areas of governance and private sector participation in SOEs as well as finalising outstanding legislation and policy positions to enhance investor confidence.Deputy President Ramaphosa will also hold various meetings with high-level political and business leaders from various countries.The South African delegation includes a broad range of leadership from various sectors of the economy and society, with Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba as the lead minister and coordinator.Deputy President Ramaphosa will be supported by the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Jeff Radebe; Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel; Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies; Minister of Public Works, Nkosinathi Nhleko and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.EnquiriesTyrone Seale: +27 83 5757 440.Acting spokesperson for the Deputy President of South Africa.last_img read more

Roofing and Siding Jobs Are Energy-Retrofit Opportunities

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Unlike governments in Germany and the U.K., the U.S. government hasn’t yet enacted an energy policy aimed at addressing global climate change. As a result, prices for carbon-based fuels in the U.S. are far lower than in most European countries.If Americans continue along our current energy path, wrenching climate change is almost inevitable. That’s why many energy experts advise Americans to prepare for the eventual implementation of steep carbon taxes on heating fuel and electricity.One prominent environmental organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists, has called for an 80% reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and two states (California and New Jersey) have adopted that target as a state goal. The 2030 Challenge, a program endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, sets a goal of implementing energy retrofits designed to reduce energy use by 50% at 1.5 million U.S. homes annually between now and 2030.It’s unclear whether the U.S. will be able to meet these challenging targets. But attaining the targets would require almost every U.S. home to under a deep-energy retrofit. In most cases, the work would require walls and roofs to be covered with a thick layer of exterior insulation.The logical time to do this work is when siding or roofing is replaced.It stands to reason, therefore, that siding and roofing contractors should:Unfortunately, few siding and roofing contractors have taken these steps. Although the upcoming need for massive numbers of deep energy retrofits is understood by many climate scientists and energy experts, this type of work isn’t on the radar screen of most contractors. In fact, customers who are interested in exterior foam retrofits have to search far and wide to find a siding or roofing contractor familiar with the required details.My good friend… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

EPA Tightens Wood Stove Rules

first_imgAddressing a ‘significant national air pollution problem’The smell of wood smoke on the cold night air is familiar and pleasing to many country-dwellers in the north, but wood smoke is actually a serious air pollutant, the EPA says, and a particular health threat to older people, children and those with heart or lung disease.Wood-fired heaters dump hundreds of thousands of tons of fine particulates into the air, and smoke from residential sources causes “many counties” in the country to exceed EPA air quality standards.“In places such as Keene, New Hampshire; Sacramento, California; Tacoma, Washington; and Fairbanks, Alaska,” the EPA says, “wood combustion can contribute over 50 percent of daily wintertime fine particulate emissions.”The agency estimated the monetary benefits of the new rules at $3.4 billion to $7.6 billion a year, with annual costs of $46 million, meaning that for every dollar spent to comply there would be benefits of $74 to $165 in the way of avoiding health problems such as asthma and non-fatal heart attacks, emergency room visits for respiratory problems, lost work time, and premature death. EPA’s new rules are ‘fair’The Alliance for Green Heat, which advocates the use of wood as a renewable fuel, said it lobbied for regulations that were “pro-consumer,” ones that would result in cleaner-burning stoves that were still affordable. And by and large, the group said it was pleased with EPA’s final rule.“Overall, the EPA did a good job and released a fair rule that includes many compromises between industry and air quality agencies,” a blog at the organization’s website says. “We think these rules are good for consumers and will not drive prices up substantially for most product categories, but will result in cleaner and more efficient appliances that will ultimately save consumers time and money.”The group said it was disappointed with a few provisions, including the delay in imposing standards for all forced-air furnaces, but on the whole found the rules “fair and balanced.” The Environmental Protection Agency has toughened emission requirements for residential wood heaters, and for the first time the rules will cover indoor and outdoor boilers, forced-air furnaces, and pellet stoves.Final rules issued on February 3 will be phased in over a period of time, and they don’t affect wood stoves that people already have.The agency said the more stringent requirements, made possible by better technology, would reduce emissions of fine particulates and volatile organic compounds by nearly 70 percent.The number of U.S. households using wood as the main source of heat is tiny — a total of only 2.5 million, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, with another 9 million households using wood as a secondary heating fuel. But those numbers grew as the price of fossil fuels rose, particularly in New England.The EIA reports the use of wood as a main source of heat was up by more than 100 percent in all six states in the region between 2005 and 2012, while showing growth of greater than 50 percent in a handful of other states.Existing emissions requirements for wood heaters were issued in 1988, according to the EPA’s fact sheet, and covered “adjustable burn-rate wood stoves” and fireplace inserts. “Since that time,” the agency says, “the technology for reducing emissions from wood heaters has significantly improved and is now available to make a range of wood heaters more efficient and less polluting.”center_img New limits represent a steep dropUnder emission rules approved in 1988, wood stoves with catalytic combusters (similar to the catalytic converters on a car exhaust) were limited to 4.1 grams of particulates per hour; non-catalytic stoves were limited to 7.5 grams per hour.The new rules for wood stoves would come in two steps. In the first phase, 60 days after the final rule is published in the Federal Register, stoves without current EPA certification could produce no more than 4.5 grams of particulates per hour of operation. Five years after the effective date of the rule, all wood stoves and pellet stoves could emit no more than 2 or 2.5 grams per hour, depending on the test method.For wood-fired furnaces, emissions would have to fall to 0.93 pounds of particulate emissions per million Btu of heat output within a year or two (depending on the size of the unit) and then to 0.15 pounds per million Btu by 2020 for all furnaces.Finally, wood-fired boilers would be limited to 0.32 pounds of particulates per million Btu 60 days after the rule takes effect, and 0.10 pounds by 2020.last_img read more

Fincantieri Starts Lengthening Windstar Cruises Ships

first_imgThe timeline requires the new sections to be fabricated from April through September, shipped in October, and then inserted into Star Breeze so that it can be completed in time for its arrival for re-inaugural activities at the port of Miami on March 19, 2020.“This is not about just cutting a ship in half and making it bigger. We are replacing the engines and ‘back of house’ too, so that these ships deliver on their promise of visiting smaller ports and special waterways of the world with a softer environmental footprint for generations to come,” John Gunner, Vice President of Expansion Projects for Windstar Cruises, said. zoomImage Courtesy: Fincantieri Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has held a steel cutting ceremony marking the start of Seattle-based Windstar Cruises’ vessel upgrade program.The ceremony, held at Arsenale Triestino San Marco shipyard in Trieste, saw the first cut in the new steel that will become the first of three new ships’ sections as part of Windstar’s USD 250 million Star Plus initiative.Under the initiative, dubbed as the most complex and comprehensive small ship lengthening, engine replacement, and renovation project undertaken in cruising, Windstar will renovate half of its entire fleet, namely Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride.The project is scheduled to begin with work on Star Breeze in October 2019 and end with the departure of the Star Pride from the yard in November 2020.The units ships would be cut in half to allow the installation of a new stepped mid-body section that will lengthen each vessel by approximately 25 meters to 160 meters. The total capacity of the “new” expanded ships will be 312 guests. The sections will be built in Trieste and then transported by barge to the Fincantieri yard in Palermo Sicily to be inserted into the Windstar ships along with the new engines.The most complex and comprehensive small ship lengthening, engine replacement, and renovation project in the cruise industry has started today with the steel cutting ceremony for our three ships. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri shipyard “Arsenale Triestino San Marco.” pic.twitter.com/akhP2xbNMm— Windstar Cruises (@WindstarCruises) April 2, 2019last_img read more

CARICOM Assessment Team Views Ragged Island After Hurricane Irma

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 20, 2017 – Ragged Island – Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield led a delegation to Duncan Town, Ragged Island, on September 16, 2017, so that regional partners could see firsthand the damage raged on the island by Category-5 Hurricane Irma.Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman and Grenada Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell and CARICOM Secretary-General, His Excellency, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque joined other senior CARICOM officials as they rode on trucks and spoke to residents, Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers and disaster responders stationed on the island.Among the Bahamian officials in the delegation were Minister of Labour, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes; Foreign Affairs Acting Permanent Secretary Donna Lowe; Bahamas Ambassador-Designate to CARICOM His Excellency Reuben Rahming; Director-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sharon Brennen-Haylock; and National Emergency Management Agency Director Captain Stephen Russell.Among the damaged properties they inspected were the police station, the “fish house” where thousands of dollars of seafood was stored, government administrative facilities, and a number of private residents — some of which were flattened by the hurricane.One resident in particular, 53-year-old Mr. Terence Wallace told the delegation about his riding out the storm.    He pointed out that the house that he lived in was leveled by Hurricane Irma’s winds, as the eye passed over the island.“I came here by my cuz to be safe,” he said, as he gestured towards a concrete block home next to the destroyed “fish house.”He also showed Ambassador LaRocque his family’s pigeon house and smiled at the Ambassador’s amazement at the fact the birds rode out the storm in their facility.“The birds, they know what to do,” Mr. Wallace said quietly.By: Eric RosePHOTO CAPTIONSHeader Photo:  Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield (left) speaks, on September 16, 2017, as (from second left) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman and Grenada Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Minister of Labour Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes and Bahamas Ambassador-Designate to CARICOM His Excellency Reuben Rahming listen, during a delegation visit to Ragged Island to see firsthand the damaged raged by Hurricane Irma.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)Insert 1: Remnants of a home and its contents after Hurricane Irma’s rampage through Duncan Town, Ragged Island.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)Insert 2:  A number of delegation members traveling on a truck, on September 16, 2017, to see firsthand the damage caused by Hurricane Irma on Ragged Island.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)Insert 3:  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, His Excellency, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (left) speaks, on September 16, 2017, with 53-year-old resident Mr. Terence Wallace, concerning his ordeal during the passage of Hurricane Irma over Ragged Island.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

KevinPrince Boateng set to make Barcelona debut tonight

first_imgNew Barcelona signing Kevin-Prince Boateng could make his debut in tonight’s Copa del Rey clash against SevillaThe 31-year-old forward made a shock loan transfer to Barcelona on Monday from Serie A side Sassuolo until the end of the season with the option of it becoming a permanent deal this summer for €8m.Barcelona’s decision to sign Boateng came in light of Munir El Haddadi’s departure to Sevilla earlier this month with Paco Alcacer leaving Camp Nou last summer for Borussia Dortmund.This had left Ernesto Valverde’s side short of centre-forward options with Luis Suarez bearing most of the workload this season.Now Barcelona have confirmed that Boateng has been named in a 19-man squad for the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.The unsettled Denis Suarez, who has been heavily linked with a loan move to Arsenal this month, has been left out of the team for tonight’s first leg quarter-final clash.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Also missing is Lionel Messi, who has been handed a rest by manager Valverde in favour of giving some academy stars like Riqui Puig a chance.Speaking ahead to the tie on Tuesday evening, Valverde warned his Barcelona team to not lose their focus as they chase a fifth successive Copa del Rey title this season.“Our analysis was based on the fact that they are a strong rival at home and in the knock-out ties they have always been very solid,” said Valverde in a press conference.“Sevilla are a great team with experience in the qualifying rounds and have the measure of this competition. They will be a tough team in this tie.”The last time these two sides met in the Copa del Rey came in last season’s final, which saw Barcelona thrash Sevilla 5-0 at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano to claim a 30th crown.The Sevilla and Barcelona Copa del Rey match will begin tonight in Andalusia at 21:30 (CET).last_img read more