Warming trend will push out frigid temperatures early next week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The frigid temperatures that have a firm grasp on B.C. and much of Canada for that matter, will exit the province as a warmer air mass is expected to arrive for much of the first week of January.Currently Fort St. John is sitting around minus 30 with the wind chill making it feel like minus 40 as a result of a weak El Nina system in the Pacific Ocean that has pulled the temperature 14 to 18 degrees below the seasonal normal in the Peace Region. However, by Tuesday the mercury is forecasted to drastically change to near or above the freezing mark.“We do expect conditions to improve as a ridge of high pressure builds over British Columbia,” said Environment Canada Meteorologist Andre Besson. “This ridge will lead to a warming up for the majority of the province as it blocks the cold air in the northwest.”- Advertisement -No precipitation is forecasted for the remainder of 2017 or the first week of January as the city received less than 5 centimetres of snow in December. Temperatures during the warm-up are expected to hover around minus 1. Expected warm up for next week as the cold air is pushed to the east. Expected warm up for next week as the cold air is pushed to the east. Current weather as the cold air settles in from the north. Current weather as the cold air settles in from the north.last_img read more

POLL: How Do We Feel About the Baker Mayfield-Mason Rudolph Bromance?

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We have ourselves a nice old-fashioned bromance, people. Guerin Emig wrote in the Tulsa World on Wednesday that Bedlam foes and presumed rivals Mason Rudolph and Baker Mayfield are actually pretty tight bros. Emig is right that rivalries are largely in the heads of fans. This is how it works in golf. Rory and Rickie are buddies. Spieth and DJ enjoy each other.Communities of people doing the same job in the same industry are rarely at odds. The same is true of No. 6 and No. 2.From Emig’s piece.Baker: “We started talking. You can relate to somebody at your same position and talk about the same things with him. We became good friends.”Rudolph: “He’s loud. He’s always talking. He’s the jokester of the group. He’s a cool guy to hang out with. No, Baker is a good dude. We were tight from Day 1.”My question: Are we cool with this?[poll id=”22″]last_img read more

From the gentlemen in fiction

first_imgWhat is all about a teenager’s passion? How many of them kick start their pursuit of dreams right from the moment as a budding enthusiast? Are they all about getting glued to their play stations on the couch? Not all of them. A 16 year old Delhi inspiration Ayush Ansal has begun his venture of becoming an author with his first novel The Gentlemen of Finance released at the Indian Habitat Center this 3 April. Ayush, born and brought up in New Delhi is pursuing his secondary education in Gordonstoun, Scotland. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Stein Auditorium of IHC was packed with an young legion interspersed with their vanguards presided by the Minister of State for Corporate Affairs, an young Sachin Pilot, who unveiled the book. The Other guests of honor were Dr Nick Argent, Director, The British School, Vanita Uppal, Principal, Secondary, The British School and the Kapish Mishra, Managing Director, Rupa Publications.Sushil Ansal, Chancellor, Ansal University welcomed the gathering and felicitated the author in his pursuit of his dream and to develop his skills as a big wheel, as the title of the book suggests. Sachin Pilot congratulated Ayush on his efforts and to continue his pursuit of heart and mind.Ayush, an avid guitarist, who has titled the chapters of his book with his favorite songs believes that his emphasis on dedication and determination has led to him being able to balance the demands of academics with other interests.last_img read more

Boom time for retail realty in Noida

first_imgRetail real estate sector has emerged as one of the most vibrant sectors in India in 2018. Apart from commercial office spaces, retail sector saw maximum growth in 2018 in cities like MMR, NCR, Bangalore and Kolkata. As per the research by ANAROCK, the Indian retail sector has attracted an investments of over Rs 5500 crore, between 2015 and 2018, and close to Rs 1300 crore in 2018 alone, which makes the year 2018 the best year for the sector.Today, malls are not just about shopping or movie theatres, it has become more of an experience. Retail spaces are now build around the needs and interests of an increasingly diverse consumer market. Seeing Delhi/NCR as the most promising retail investment market, companies like IKEA, Samsung, Oppo, etc. are setting up there stores here. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNoida is an affordable city with good infrastructure. The infrastructure developments in the city has made Noida’s real estate market increasingly attractive. With operational malls like Wave Mall, Wave Silver Tower, DLF Mall of India, etc. Noida attracts a lot of consumers from Delhi and other adjoining areas.With new trends like automation in retail experience, Augmented / Virtual reality, better consumer knowledge, etc. retail real estate is going through a phase of resurgence. Understanding that the traditional retail developments are soon to be passé, and the sector needs something more expressive and immersive, Wave has ventured into a new kind of retail concept with High Street Shopping Condominiums (HSSC). HSSC has the necessary innovation that the retail sector requires. It is a shopping arcade build to perfection with great attention to detail. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTo further discuss future of Noida retail, a session on ‘The great debate: What next for the shoppers’ was held. The event was organised by Wave Group at its High Street Shopping Condominiums (HSSC), Wave City Center, Noida. It saw experts speaking on how retail sector is changing and how Noida is emerging as an ideal retail investment option. In the event, retail professionals as well as online and business development managers across the verticals, discussed what the future holds for this sector. It offered an unparalleled learning experience, along with creating new business avenues. Speaking on the occasion, CJ Singh, Sr President, Wave City Center said, “Noida is the epicentre for retail. It is an ideal destination for retail investment as it is extremely well connected and has an impeccable infrastructure. Noida’s commercial space absorption has been over 3.5 million sq ft in the year 2018. With metro connectivity in every nook and corner of the city, Noida is the place to be. To further tap the potential of the city, Wave Group is coming up with its own High Street Shopping Condominiums (HSSC) at Wave City Center, Sector 32 Noida. It is not just any shopping arcade, it is an experience.” In the event, Neeraj Singh, Director KPMG India, spread light on how a good location helps in greater returns in terms of footfalls, increased ROI and conversion. Noida is one such location. The event saw companies like Yellow Tie Hospitality, Pind Balluchi, L Opéra, etc. as prospective investors looking for partnership opportunities. Experts from brands like Raymond, Delhi Heights, Imly, etc were on the panel to discuss how F&B is becoming the most integral part of retail real estate business, new kind of experiences like VR/AR that are been added to the future retail stores thereby increasing the footfalls, Noida as an ideal location in attracting investments because of developments happening in the city and a lot many other aspects of retail real estate.last_img read more