First-ever Coldest Night of the Year in Fort St. John meets or exceeds goals

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Event organisers say that the first-ever Coldest Night of the Year walk in Fort St. John was a tremendous success this past weekend.Organiser Faye Anstey says that over 120 walkers came out to Northern Lights College late Saturday afternoon to help raise money for Community Bridge. The walk, which started in Ontario, brings awareness to the plight of those who might have had to leave their homes due to unforeseen circumstances, and might not have a warm, safe place to sleep.Anstey says that this year’s walk exceeded expectations. Though organisers had a goal of 100 walkers, closer to 120 braved the low double digit temperatures on Saturday evning for the two and five kilometre walk. Though the final tally isn’t quite in, she added that close to the goal of $20,000 was raised.- Advertisement -Anstey extended thanks to the City of Fort St. John for making sure that the sidewalks on the walk’s route were properly ploughed, and also to Northern Lights College for pitching in the post-walk snack of hot chilli for walkers.She added that organisers have already begun preparing for next year’s Coldest Night of the Year, which is set for February 24th, 2018.last_img read more

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RAISE A TOAST TO DONEGAL’S JUNIOR TOASTMASTERS!

first_imgAre you aged between 13 – 18 and interested in improving your communication skills?Well now is the perfect time to get involved in Junior Toastmasters.Junior Toastmasters Letterkenny will be holding their Junior Toastmasters meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Sunday the 1st of December at 5pm. Everyone is WELCOME to come along. And of coarse bring along your friends!Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills in a FUN and interesting way.This club is open to second level students.For more details contact Emma Rose Callaghan/ Sean Harkin PR Officers (age 16) with the support from adult mentors Karen Murphy 086 6043040 and Conor Crossan 087 1332680.  RAISE A TOAST TO DONEGAL’S JUNIOR TOASTMASTERS! was last modified: December 1st, 2013 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) Tags:donegalJunior Toastmasterslast_img read more

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The Latest Twitter Beef: Captain America Vs. David Duke

first_imgThe best thing about Twitter beefs is that they can spring up between random people who may NEVER cross paths in real life.The latest one is between CHRIS EVANS, a.k.a. Captain America, and DAVID DUKE, the white nationalist who used to be the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.It’s no secret that Duke is a fan of President Trump, and he recently Tweeted, quote, “Mr. Trump’s appointment of [Steve] Bannon, [Michael] Flynn and [Jeff] Sessions are the first steps in the project of taking America back.”Chris responded, quote, “If David Duke . . . DAVID DUKE! . . . thinks you’re right, then you’re unequivocally wrong.  The confirmation of Sessions is beyond words.”last_img read more

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A Guy Just Won an $8.8 Million Lawsuit Against a Guy For Sleeping with His Wife

first_imgWell . . . North Carolina is one of a handful of states that lets people SUE over that.  It’s called “alienation of affection” . . . and you can sue someone if they do something to DESTROY your marriage. You know, normally I’d hope my wife never cheats on me . . . but this story REALLY makes it seem like there’s a big time upside. There’s a guy named Keith King in Durham, North Carolina.  And three years ago, his wife Danielle had an affair with a guy named Francisco Huizar. Francisco’s attorney says they’re planning to appeal.center_img And last week, a judge sided with Keith . . . and awarded him $8.8 MILLION from Francisco. So, last year, Keith filed a lawsuit against Francisco for seducing his wife and ruining his marriage and his life.  After Keith found out about the affair, he and Danielle separated, his business started tanking, and he said he even developed PTSD.last_img read more

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Guests Can Participate in “Speak Like a Whale Day” at Disney Parks This June

first_imgShare This! ©DisneyI am not ashamed to admit it. I am really looking forward to Finding Dory. Finding Nemo was always a favorite of mine, so I’m excited to head back into the Big Blue World with Dory, Marlin, Nemo, Crush, Squirt, alongside brand new characters.To celebrate the upcoming film, Guests will be able to participate in “Speak Like a Whale Day” on June 11 at both Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resorts. Here’s how: In addition, for those who didn’t know, you can now find Dory and some of her new friends from the upcoming film at the Turtle Talk with Crush attraction in Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion and at Disney California Adventure park.Finding Dory swims into theaters on June 17, 2016. Guests at Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort will receive a complimentary button to celebrate the day.At the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, families can take part in unique themed activities, jam out to a live DJ, and participate in games and giveaways. Young guests can also attend “Whale Speak University” and give speaking the language that Dory seemed to master a try.At The Seas with Nemo & Friends in Epcot, guests can learn about the real-life versions of the characters from the film and see them in their aquarium home. In addition, experts from Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Team will be on hand throughout the day to help guests find Dory and her friends, as well as give them a closer look at their world.last_img read more

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Pop-Up Disney! To End This September at Downtown Disney in Disneyland

first_imgShare This!If you haven’t visiting the Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration experience, you’ll only have through Labor Day, September 2, to be able to do it. The Downtown Disney District exhibit is a social media lover’s dream. Guests have been able to can step inside nine different imaginatively themed rooms where multi-dimensional art and vibrant, visual displays salute Disney’s most recognizable icon.Want to know what some of the rooms have in store for Guests? In the Mickey at Disneyland room, Guests can share how much Mickey means to the Disneyland Resort, even getting a photo inside an 8-foot-tall Mickey balloon. In the Mickey Around the World room, you can see how Mickey is loved in different countries. The Forever Mickey Room allows Guests to reflect on what Mickey means to them thanks to a mirrored hallway. Finally, in the most social media move ever, you’ll also want to get your photo taken with the large polka dot bow sofa couch.The cost is $30 Monday to Thursday before 4 p.m. and $38 on evenings (after 4:00 p.m.) and weekends. The full experience takes approximately 1.5 hoursBook your reservation to visit the Pop-Up Disney experience here before your time runs out!last_img read more

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Unruly passenger disrupts Qantas Perth-London marathon flight

first_imgQantas 787. Credit Richard Kreider What was already a marathon flight was made even longer Saturday after a disruptive male passenger forced a Qantas Perth-London nonstop flight to turnaround.Two Qantas Boeing 787s winged their way to London Sunday after Saturday’s flight was delayed because crew no longer has sufficient available duty hours.The captain made the decision to turnaround Flight QF-9 about two hours into the flight and before the meal service.The passenger, a 32-year old male in economy class, allegedly become violent and disruptive and had to be restrained.Witnesses said he became highly aggressive as passengers tried to control him and cabin crew attempted to calm him down.Video Playerhttps://www.airlineratings.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads/IMG_1236-1.mp400:0000:0000:03Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The West Australian quoted one passenger as saying the man appeared “incredibly agitated” and his behavior was “hyper-aggressive, like a cornered animal”.The witness praised Qantas staff for controlling the passenger and keeping everyone on board calm during the ordeal.He said the man had walked to or toward the bathroom in the middle of the cabin and went to sit back down again.“Whatever happened next he was suddenly standing up and shouting and pointing in an extremely aggressive manner,” he said.“I wasn’t sure what he was saying. Passengers leaped in to control him, Qantas staff tried to calm him. He was eventually marched down the back of the plane.“He was by this time highly, highly wound up.”The unruly passenger was taken off the plane by Australian Federal Police and Qantas later placed a “no-fly ban ” on him preventing him from traveling on Qantas Group flights until the investigation into the matter is completed. he could also face a hefty bill if the airline decides to move to to recover the costs of the disruption.“This type of disruption inconveniences our customers, but we take a zero-tolerance approach to disruptive behavior on board,’ a Qantas spokeswoman said.“The safety of our crew and customers is our number one priority.“We provided customers with overnight accommodation and will have them on their way as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank our customers for their patience.”The delayed plane left at 12:30pm Sunday.The ultra-long-haul turn-back came after Qantas launched its first international Dreamliner flights from Queensland earlier this month with a daily service from Brisbane to Los Angeles and onwards to New York.Read Qantas-London nonstop setting load and profitability records.Four of the national carrier’s new Boeing 787-9s will be based in Brisbane, as the state-of-the-art aircraft gradually replace the 747 on key routes.Dreamliner services from Brisbane to Hong Kong will start in December, with other destinations to follow.  Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and Vancouver are the favorites.The airline is predicting the 787 base will drive tourism and jobs in the Australian state,“We’ll have 120 cabin crew and pilots based in Brisbane to operate the Dreamliner flights and a further 350 indirect jobs are expected to be created as a result,” Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said.“The Dreamliner also opens up the potential to drive tourism to Queensland over the long term given the increased range of the 787.“There are a number of new destinations we’re considering for new direct services from Brisbane, including Seattle, Chicago and San Francisco in the US, as well as Vancouver and cities in Asia.”The airline also started direct 787-9 flights between Melbourne and San Francisco recently. The national carrier will operate four return flights per week on the route.last_img read more

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#Nextchat RECAP: What Would You Do with More Time?

first_imgOn April 24, @shrmnextchat chatted with Joyce Maroney (@WF_Institute), founder and executive director, Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. about “What Would You Do with More Time?” and how to efficiently manage time, the meaning of work-life fit, and best practices for productivity in your workplace. If you missed this excellent #Nextchat filled with great tips for maximizing your time, you can read all of the tweets HERE or belowlast_img

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Jefferson City college expects to close its door

first_imgWith an unexpected development, Metro Business College has made the announcement that they plan to close its campuses in Jefferson City, along with Cape Giradeau and Rolla, by the end of the year.The founder and president, George Holske said declining enrollment and the increased costs have forced the decision to close.The private college focused on training medical office personnel, administrative assistants and coding specialists.last_img

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Resource roundup: How behavioral economics makes you better at your job

first_imgI speak a lot about the connection between behavioral economics and our work, and after every speech I get asked for reference materials. People also often email me for a list of my writing on the topic. So I thought I’d pull together in one post all the resources I’ve created. Here’s a mini library on understanding how people really think – and adjusting our marketing, communications and fundraising strategies accordingly.Plus, as a bonus, I’m including this hour-long video from the Science of Communication speaker series run by the Communications Network and Spitfire Strategies. In this video, Harvard behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan provides a great overview of how his field applies to you. Speaker Series: The Science of Communication Featuring Sendhil Mullainathan from Communications Network on Vimeo.The Mini LibraryThe best place to start are the two ebooks I’ve written on the topic with Mark Rovner and Alia McKee of SeaChange Strategies:Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth about How People Think and What It Means to Your CauseLisa Simpson for Nonprofits: What Science Can Teach You About Fundraising, Marketing and Making Social ChangeI also wrote a series of blog posts reviewing the latest research on what compels generous behavior and giving. Here are the best of them:How giving makes you happyWhich makes people happier – giving or receiving?The relationship between giving and painHow pledging eases the pain of parting from our moneyThe power of social norms in givingHow do social norms, price & scrutiny affect what people give?The role of personal connections in fundraising successHow the power of one (the singularity effect) prompts givingThe effect of mood on giving – and who we choose to helpWhat happens when you try to making giving less emotionalSea monkeys and the case for tangibilityInterview with the Science of Giving authorsThe time-ask effectNeuromarketing tips for nonprofits from Roger DooleyBrain tricks to sell your causeYour gut is more generous than your brainEnjoy!last_img read more

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