Annual World’s Invitational Gold Panning Championships Parade held Friday

first_imgMcNabb’s TirecraftTrista HotteChambers FarmHonourable mention: St. John PromotionsThe 47th Annual World’s Invitational Gold Panning Championships takes place Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4, at Peace Island Park in Taylor.The full schedule and list of events can be found here. TAYLOR, B.C. – The parade to kick off the 47th Annual World’s Invitational Gold Panning Championships was held in Taylor on Friday evening.Here are the results:Government:District of TaylorTaylor Public LibraryCity of Fort St. JohnHonourable mention: Mayor Rob Fraser- Advertisement -Commercial:Burger KingBig League UtilitiesHans on MechanicalHonourable mention: Lone Wolf Golf Club.Community:Pastor Wally PohlmannTaylor Fire DepartmentDevon LockHonourable mention: Mower MayhemKids:Advertisementlast_img read more

England’s Fisher claims Tshwane Open

first_img “It’s been coming for some time, but the putting has just let me down a bit. This week I holed more putts than I have for a very long time. I’m excited for the rest of the year.” Van Tonder’s best Van Tonder achieved his best ever European Tour finish after closing with a six- under-par 66, while Hoey finished with a four-under-par 68. Fisher is up to 14th place in the Race to Dubai standings after his victory. Nedbank Challenge winner Thomas Bjorn occupies first place, followed by Sergio Garcia, Victor Dubuisson, and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.LEADERBOARDRoss Fisher (Eng) 268 (-20) 66, 65, 67, 70Danie van Tonder (RSA) 271 (-17) 66, 70, 69, 66Michael Hoey (NIR) 271 (-17) 69, 65, 69, 68Carlos Del Moral (Esp) 272 (-16) 68, 65, 71, 68Hennie Otto (RSA) 273 (-15) 71, 65, 69, 68Chris Wood (Eng) 275 (-13) 67, 68, 72, 68Darren Fichardt (RSA) 275 (-13) 66, 68, 71, 70Kevin Phelan (Ire) 275 (-13) 68, 69, 68, 70Merrick Bremner (RSA) 276 (-12) 69, 69, 67, 71Trevor Fisher jnr (RSA) 277 (-11) 65, 69, 71, 72Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 277 (-11) 70, 65, 70, 72Simon Dyson (Eng) 277 (-11) 65, 68, 71, 73 5 March 2014 Englishman Ross Fisher brought South Africa’s domination of European Tour events hosted in the country to an end when he captured the Tshwane Open at the Els Club at Copperleaf on Sunday. Fisher’s victory came after Dawie van der Walt (Nelson Mandela Championship), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), George Coetzee (Joburg Open) and Thomas Aiken (Africa Open) had won the four previous European Tour tournaments in South Africa. South African Sunshine Tour events The Tshwane Open, co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, brought to a conclusion a record number of eight European Tour events hosted in South Africa on the 2013/14 schedule. Of the eight events played in the country since the season-opening South African Open in late November 2013, five were won by South Africans, the other winner being Charl Swartzel in the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The victory was Fisher’s fifth on the Tour and his fifth in a different country, following his wins in the KLM Open (The Netherlands) in 2007, the European Open in 2008 (England), the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009 (Spain), and the Irish Open in 2010 (Ireland).Winning total After leading by five shots heading into the final round, he finished on 20-under-par 268, after rounds of 66, 65, 67 and 70, three shots clear of South Africa’s Danie van Tonder and Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey. “I would have liked to have had all four rounds in the 60s, but I’m really pleased to be getting the trophy,” Fisher told the Sunshine Tour after securing the title. “I knew I could win, given my third place in the Alfred Dunhill Championship and top 10 in the Joburg Open. I was playing very well, and everything about the way this week unfolded just felt right,” he added.last_img read more

OneWebDay Celebrates the Internet as Public Utility on September 22, 2009

first_imgTags:#Events Guide#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Events are occuring in around 20 countries and 50 cities around the world. The events map can be seen at the OneWebDay website. Tomorrow, annual event OneWebDay, which began in 2006 as a general celebration of the web, will be devoted to examining broadband as a fundamental necessity of modern life.Mozilla Foundation founder Mitch Kapor said in a press release, “Ultimately, we want to ensure that anyone who wants it has access to the Internet and, importantly, the skills they need to fully participate. The ability to access and use a fast, affordable, and open Internet is essential for every student, every entrepreneur, and every citizen who wants full access to our government and the democratic process.”OneWebDay has been working with national organizations prominent in Internet advocacy. In addition to supporting Mozilla’s Service Week, which ended yesterday, OneWebDay is also working with the Media & Democracy Coalition, which will be nationally releasing a report called “A Public Interest Internet Agenda” on September 22 with support from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) state chapters.OneWebDay 2008 focused on political participation and civic engagement. But this year’s theme is less about the web as a privilege to be used for social good and more about the web as a public utility on par with electricity and running water – something that should be extended to all citizens to allow them to function in society.“It’s no accident that there was $7.2 billion allocated for broadband in the stimulus bill,” said OneWebDay executive director Nathaniel James.“Everyone understands that the Internet is the pathway to economic opportunity, from educational achievement to success on the job. Even finding and applying for a job requires online skills and access.”James also noted that OneWebDay volunteers were sent into less-wired communities to help create more public Internet access. “This year we are rolling up our sleeves in a big way to install hardware and do trainings that will make a difference right now for people who are getting left behind.”The organization has provided this video on how we as a culture and society can “overcome the digital divide.”last_img read more

Three-year-old falls from 2nd floor, lands unhurt on moving rickshaw

first_imgA three-year-old boy had a miraculous escape after he fell from the second floor terrace of a building and landed on the seat of a cycle-rickshaw passing by in Pradhanpura area in Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh.The boy, Parv Jain, escaped without any injury in the incident that occurred on Saturday night.The video of the incident, which was captured on the CCTV cameras installed in the nearby buildings, has gone viral on social media.It shows a man walking and pulling his cycle-rickshaw with his hand on a narrow lane in a busy market area of Pradhanpura in Tikamgarh, when a child suddenly falls on its seat.‘Lost balance’Ashish Jain, father of the child, said, “The incident occured at around 8.30 pm on Saturday night. My son, Parv, was playing on the second floor terrace, about 30-feet from the ground level. However, he lost balance and fell off the terrace. But luckily, a rickshaw puller Manohar Bhatt was passing on the road with his vehicle.”“Parv landed on the seat of the rickshaw. It was a miracle! Bhatt is an angel for our family. Later, we took Parv to hospital where the doctors examined him. He did not suffer any injury,” Mr. Jain said.Text by PTIVideo: ANIlast_img read more

Nokia claims to have sold 70 million phones in the last 2 years

first_imgSince the Nokia’s revival two years ago, HMD Global has managed to reach across all the countries where the brand had a considerable fan following and eventually was successful in catering to their individual requirements carefully. The result is impressive — 70 million units happy customers for Nokia in its lifetime.At the Nokia 8.1 launch event, HMD Global proudly made the details of their successful run public. Britta Gerbracht, who looks after the marketing exercises for Nokia in Germany, has confirmed that the ‘new’ Nokia has achieved that impressive figure of 70 million units over the course of just two years. According to WinFuture.de, the number not only includes their latest Android One smartphones but also their entire feature phone lineup. This figure has pushed the brand into the world’s top 10 smartphone manufacturers list, which is indeed a remarkable achievement for a fairly new brand.However, the new Nokia also achieved what it intended before setting off on this journey — consumer trust. While the brand enjoys attention from its nostalgic fans, HMD Global says that their collaboration with Google has made people trust their products and stick to them longer. Gerbracht said that the Android One program has helped them deliver a satisfactory and consistent smartphone experience for an extended duration of time. With Android One, Nokia is able to deliver the latest in the world of Android to their phones, which means that even the older models get to enjoy the latest features, up-to-date performance and enhanced security features. Added to that the choice of premium yet robust material and Nokia says their customers are willing to hold onto their devices for at least two years, which is higher than the average of 1.5 years.advertisementAs we said, part of the Nokia crowd also includes the nostalgic fans who have retained their faith on the brand. Nokia says that the average age of the consumer who prefers a Nokia is 35 years old. This age group wants to relive the older Nokia experience provided by its successful models of N-series and Lumia series from the yesteryears. Also, around 80 per cent of this group is male. However, Nokia wants to change with their current portfolio and appeal with products that cater to the youngsters under the age of 20. Nokia will do that with the help of e-sports, whose popularity is on the rise amongst youngsters.Whenever it comes to higher sales figures, every manufacturer relies on its affordable offerings and Nokia’s success story isn’t any different. The company has found immense popularity with its ultra-affordable Android One smartphones. Nokia says that their 6.1 has been one of their most successful models for this year across major markets around the globe. The Nokia 7 Plus was also a bestseller for the brand while the Nokia 3.1 came up to be a noticeably successful model for the German market. And in order to keep these customers happy, Nokia has been trying its best to keep them updated with the latest in software enhancements from Google.However, Nokia also wants to have a fairly successful run in the flagship segment. Their last flagship offering – the Nokia 8 Sirocco, couldn’t capture the market’s fancy despite being offered with last year’s Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, a curved edge display and completely stock build of Android. While Nokia didn’t hint anything towards the highly anticipated penta-camera Nokia 9, they expressed their desire to establish their presence in the flagship territory with something that appeals globally.ALSO READ | OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to launch with 50W Warp charger, will come with 10GB RAMlast_img read more