Alabama Promotes 16 National Titles With Awesome Graphic Featuring Trophy, 15 Championship Rings

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)With its win over Clemson, Alabama took home a 16th claimed national title, and it isn’t being shy about the accomplishment. This morning, Alabama posted an awesome graphic to Instagram, showing off the new College Football Playoff trophy with 15 rings from the program’s previous titles. It is quite a site.Love them or hate them, the Crimson Tide are really without rival when it comes to winning championships. The scary part is that it doesn’t seem like Nick Saban is particularly close to being done either.last_img read more

More Mobay Business People Urged to Join JamaicaEye

first_img Mr. Lawson said the initiative can help put a significant dent in crime and violence in St. James. Story Highlights “What they ask of us is that where we have a camera or cameras facing the public space, we can assist the programme by registering the camera with the JamaicaEye to share the feed,” he said.Mr. Lawson was speaking at the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) pre-conference mingle, held recently at the Montego Bay Free Zone.He appealed to the business community to do more to bolster the work of the security forces in addressing crime through social interventions.“Of course, there is so much more we can do to assist via social programmes, social partnerships and just basic upholding and supporting the right values and attitudes. I say this because, agree or not, lots of the crime challenges we face are about persons who continue to value the wrong things in life…” Mr. Lawson said.Implemented in March 2018, JamaicaEye is designed to network CCTV cameras owned by the Government as well as accommodate feed from privately owned cameras.The devices are used to monitor public spaces, providing useful footage and effective response in relation to criminal activity, accidents, natural disasters and other emergencies.Citizens and businesses with CCTV systems may register their camera feeds with JamaicaEye via the website jamaicaeye.gov.jm.Government-owned CCTV systems have already been installed in several major towns across the island – Kingston, Montego Bay, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, May Pen and Negril. “The JamaicaEye programme… allows us to partner and support, in a significant way, the crime-fighting efforts of our security forces,” he noted.center_img President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, Winston Lawson, is encouraging more of the city’s business people to sign on to the Government’s national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme, JamaicaEye.Mr. Lawson said the initiative can help put a significant dent in crime and violence in St. James.“The JamaicaEye programme… allows us to partner and support, in a significant way, the crime-fighting efforts of our security forces,” he noted.President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, Winston Lawson, speaking at the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo 2019 pre-conference mingle, held recently at the Montego Bay Free Zone in St. James. President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, Winston Lawson, is encouraging more of the city’s business people to sign on to the Government’s national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme, JamaicaEye. last_img read more

MSC Launching RORO Service to West Africa

first_imgzoom Switzerland-based container shipping major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is introducing a new RO-RO West Africa Service for rolling, project and breakbulk cargo.This new RO-RO Service to West Africa will start on February 19 from Le Havre, the company said.Two vessels will be deployed, MSC Immacolata and MSC Cristiana, operating on a fortnight basis with the following rotation: Le Havre, Antwerp, Dakar, Conakry, Abidjan, Le Havre.“In addition to rolling or wheeled cargo this new service offering will have the flexibility to cover a range of out-of-gauge and breakbulk cargo, which will be typically large, heavy pieces, or critical equipment for specific projects,” MSC added.MSC has been serving African markets since 1971 and has a considerable agency presence across more than 40 countries.last_img read more

RBC fires head of US capital markets over workplace relationship

first_imgTORONTO ONTARIO, – The Royal Bank of Canada has fired the head of its U.S. capital markets division for violating its policies about relationships with fellow employees.“Blair Fleming did not comply with our disclosure and conflict of interest policies relating to workplace relationships,” spokeswoman Gillian McArdle wrote in an email.“When the matter was brought forward, we investigated and acted promptly.”Fleming was the American CEO of RBC Capital Markets and US head of investment banking and oversaw all the division’s businesses in the U.S., says his LinkedIn page.Fleming, 56, began his career with Royal Bank in 1986 in London, Ont., and moved to New York City in 2009, where he and his wife live with their four daughters.The announcement of Fleming’s departure earlier in the week generated employee questions, Douglas McGregor, the bank’s group head of capital markets, said in an employee memo.“We want to be clear that inappropriate behaviour at RBC is unacceptable and in breach of our Code of Conduct and Respectful Workplace Policies,” he wrote.“RBC is committed to maintaining a professional workplace. It is only by acting with integrity that we can continue to build the trust of our people, clients, and the community.”In its 20-page code of conduct, the bank says working relationships could cause conflicts of interest if they can “favourably impact compensation, work conditions or promotion prospects of a close friend or family member.”It says there is no substitute for good judgment and common sense and says employees should speak to a manager if they have doubts about a relationship.The policy also says employees have a responsibility to speak up if they witness or experience inappropriate behaviour. They can raise it with their manager or through the bank’s confidential human resources resolution hotline.Global responsibility for investment banking is being assumed by Derek Neldner, head of Canadian and Asia Pacific investment banking.Jim Wolfe, head of leveraged finance, and Matthew Stopnik, co-head of financial sponsors, have been appointed co-heads of U.S. Investment Banking.Companies in this story: (TSX:RY)last_img read more

Alberta still out of climate change accord until pipeline approved Notley

first_imgShe says the province won’t rejoin the plan until the pipeline is approved.Notley says the fight to build the pipeline has just begun and failure is not an option.She says Alberta will hold the federal government’s feet to the fire, but wouldn’t say how the province will do that.“We’ve come too far to turn back now,” Notley said Friday. “Tens of thousands of jobs are on the line. Billions of dollars in revenue for Canadian priorities is on the line. Our international reputation is on the line. Canada’s economic future is on the line. Those are the stakes.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province is still out of the federal government’s climate change accord despite Ottawa’s plans to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion approved.The federal government has given the National Energy Board less than six months to redo its environmental review of the pipeline and examine the impact of additional oil tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia.Notley pulled out of the federal climate change plan, which mandates putting a price on carbon emissions after the Federal Court of Appeal overturned approval of the expansion project.last_img read more

Oilpatch financial results expected to reflect extreme Q4 oil price volatility

first_imgThose discounts, which resulted in a 59 percent drop in the average price for bitumen-blend Western Canadian Select oil in the quarter and a 45 percent drop in the average price for lighter Edmonton Par crude, subsided to normal levels or lower in December after the Alberta government announced production curtailments beginning Jan. 1.The price chaos will make it difficult to read too much into financial reports, which are likely to show buoyant returns for those oil and gas producers that also have refining operations, said RBC analyst Greg Pardy in a research note.“Although fourth-quarter results will likely showcase the power of downstream (refinery) integration, we do not look upon them as indicative of the cash flow horsepower of our coverage group,” he said.“This point reflects the severe dislocation of Canadian oil differentials across the complex during the fourth quarter _ and downstream inventory distortions caused by the sharp drop in WTI. As such, we believe fourth-quarter results are truly backward-looking in every sense of the phrase.”About 25 operators who produce each more than 10,000 barrels of oil per day in Alberta have been affected by the government-mandated cuts.Analysts also expect investor interest in prospects for crude-by-rail shipments, as smaller differences between Canadian and U.S. oil prices make that shipping option less financially attractive. CALGARY, A.B. – Fourth-quarter results from Canada’s biggest oil and gas companies will likely feature some surprises, as well as revisions to forward plans, given extreme volatility in commodity prices in the last three months of 2018, financial analysts say.The parade of results begins Friday with Imperial Oil Ltd. and continues next Tuesday with Suncor Energy Inc.During the quarter, U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil prices fell 16 percent from the previous period to average US$58.79 per barrel, but Canadian prices were much more severely impacted thanks to discounts blamed on full export pipelines, according to RBC Capital Markets. “Given how tight differentials have shifted, a number of conversations on the near-term Canadian outlook have centred around near-term rail expectations as spot pricing appears out of the money,” said Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. analysts in a report.They added they expect rail shipping to continue at a good pace, however, because producers have signed deals with railways to add volume and will likely continue to use that capacity.The fall in world oil prices last month could lead to cuts in capital spending plans announced in the fourth quarter by companies including mid-sized NuVista Energy Ltd. and Advantage Oil and Gas Ltd., the report says.last_img read more

Fort St John 100 Women Who Care Nominations

first_imgThe 100 Women Who Care started in 2017, as a group of local women who come together for one evening to help infuse financial help into local charities. At the event, the women listen to three nominated charities who present their stories to the women. By sharing who they are, what they are doing in the community, and why they deserve the support.Each attending woman brings $100 to the event, and casts her vote towards the charity she feels deserves the donation. When you multiply $100 by 100 women there is a quick infusion of funding for the chosen charity.To purchase tickets; CLICK HERE FB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The list of nominations for the upcoming 100 Women Who Care Event have been published.These organizations have all been nominated by women who have participated at previous 100 Women that Care events. Through the nomination process, three local charities will compete for this funding which will help their programs and services. Presentations will be made at the Lido on March 12th, 2019 at 6:00 pm.– Fort St John Women’s Resource Society– Fort St John & Area Senior’s Care Foundation– Fort St John Hospital Foundation– BC SPCA North Peace Branch– Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT)– North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre Society– North Peace Justice Society– Fort St John Association of Community Living– North Peace Seniors Housing Societylast_img read more

Deasan Holdings Limited issued permit to explore subsurface conditions under Old Fort

first_img“It is hoped that the comparison should show the depth of the failure zone during the October 2018 landslide and may also help to determine whether or not historical landslides have happened in the past.”Rock core sampling will be performed to assess residue strength of the material, performing sensitivity slope stability analysis to review the effect of the differentparameters in triggering the slope movement also providing a safe setback for further operations.Exploration work will continue until July 31, 2019.For any questions or concerns, you can contact the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources at 250 565-4240. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Deasan Holdings Limited has been issued a permit, by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, to explore subsurface conditions under the Old Fort slide area.According to the Peace River Regional District, this exploration will compare conditions under the slide area with subsurface conditions where the ground did not slide in 2018.The District hopes that the comparison shows the depth of the failure zone during the landslide and determine if any slides have happened historically in the past.last_img read more

Local farmers to start canola harvest this week

first_imgAs for the peas, Kassian says they will be a bit delayed as they need more sun and time to dry up and mature before they are ready to harvest.According to Kassian, some of the fields were hit hard by the unfavourable weather as some had wet spots and even crops knocked down.Environment Canada is calling for mostly warmer temperatures and sun this week, with a chance of showers on the weekend. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the amounts of rain experienced for most of the summer in Fort St. John and surrounding areas, it looks like farmers are now getting a break in the weather.Kelly Kassian, manager of Viterra in Fort St. John, the crops and fields were affected by the steady rain but are now ready for harvest, starting on canola by the end of this week.“They didn’t mature as fast as we wanted them to because of all the rain and everything but they’re coming along now. We should have some canola start getting swathed down by the end of this week.”last_img read more

36 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

first_imgKABUL – Afghan Interior Ministry says 15 militants have been seized in operations in several provinces of Afghanistan.At least 36 Taliban militants were killed and 18 others were wounded in joint operations led by Afghan and NATO forces across the country on Monday.Afghan Interior Ministry said 15 militants were seized in operations conducted in Helmand, Paktiya, Wardak, Kandahar, Baghlan and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan.One person was killed in a bomb attack when a bomb placed in a car detonated in the Afghan capital, Kabul.Another bomb attack, in southern Afghanistan killed one person from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan.last_img read more