FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John’s Recreation and Leisure Department is asking for residents to fill out a survey for its Active Living Community Development Strategy.Recreation Manager Kylah Bryde said that the department is asking City residents to give feedback on their knowledge of the City’s recreation programs. She said that the survey will give staff more information on identifying gaps in marketing, barriers to participation, general interest in programs, and general awareness of City programming.Bryde said that as an incentive for participating, those who fill out the survey will be entered into a draw for a $100 credit towards the City’s recreational programming. The survey can be found here: http://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50018304/Active-Living-Development-Strategy-Survey-Phase-2- Advertisement -More information can be found on the City’s Recreation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CityFSJRecreation/
Share This!Do you want to build your own droid when visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? You’ll definitely want to make sure you visit the Droid Depot! This workshop is stocked with chips, parts, manuals, and other items that will help you create your very own droid. You’ll be able to either build a BB-Series droid or an R-Series droid.First things first, you’ll need to register your choice of which type of unit you are wanting to construct with the clerk, who’ll provide you with a basket and blueprint for parts. Next, you’ll need to proceed to the select stations and begin your droid-building experience.Parts StationHere you’ll be able to select from a colorful variety of components to customize your droid as they roll by on the shop’s conveyor belt:BB-SeriesDomeDome Connection PlateBody SphereMotivatorR-SeriesDomeBodyCenter LegSet of Side-LegsBuild StationHere you’ll follow simple “placemat” instructions or graphic monitor displays to assemble your droid in the proper sequence. Once your droid has been built, it will be paired with a remote control and activated as you watch it come to life! The cost of each droid unit will be $99.99, plus tax and that price will include a carrying box and instructions. Custom droid units are nonrefundable and are not eligible for Annual Passholder or other discountsIf you want to have various personality chips and other accessories for your unit, they will be available for an additional chargeDisney recommends that Guests be 3 years or older to complete this experience.The Droid Depot experience is subject to availability and reservations may be required. If reservations are required, late arrivals may not be accommodated. More information about how reservations will be obtained will be shared if the reservation process is introduced.
22 January 2013 South Africa’s boisterous, colourful supporters are very special to the national team, coach Gordon Igesund said on Monday, urging the public to carry the spirit they showed in Johannesburg over to Durban, where Bafana Bafana face Angola in a must-win game on Wednesday. Addressing journalists in Johannesburg on Monday, Igesund said the crowd at the National Stadium on Saturday had been “brilliant” in their effort to lift the team in very challenging playing conditions. “We now need the public to go to Moses Mabhida Stadium in their numbers and give the boys the support and work as the 12th player. “We will do our best to make our amazing supporters happy,” Igesund vowed. “They have been fantastic throughout and they need to be rewarded with performances that warrant their unwavering support.” He said the dream of winning the tournament was still very much alive, and that it was only a matter of time before Bafana turned their chances into goals. South African Football Association (Safa) president Kirsten Nematandani said Bafana Bafana still had an excellent opportunity to progress further in the tournament. “We urge the public to continue supporting and encouraging our boys to regain their winning mentality.” Bafana will face Angola at the Moses Mabhida stadium at 5pm on Wednesday. Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, in a thrilling Group C match, Ethiopia held reigning champions Zambia to a 1-1 draw at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Collins Mbesuma scored for Zambia, but Adane Girma equalised for Ethiopia, who were down to 10-men after their goalkeeper Jemal Tassew was sent off for a dangerous tackle in the 25th minute. In the second Group C match, Burkina Faso struck a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw against Nigeria, leaving Group C all square. On Tuesday evening, a star-studded Ivory Coast will face a Togolese team led by Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rusternburg, followed by a clash between North African giants Algeria and Tunisia at the same venue. Source: SANews.gov.za
On September 5, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest speaker, author, and leadership and management consultant @Sharlyn_Lauby on the Recruiter’s Handbook.If you missed this excellent chat on the building blocks of a strong recruiting program, you can read all the tweets here:
Shoplifting and larceny crimes cost retailers billions of dollars each year. Beyond the cost of the stolen merchandise, retail organizations must also consider costs hidden in processing the incident, following up with court proceedings, managing surveillance and security technologies, and dealing with lost sales and out-of-stocks.However, retailers have tools at their discretion to deal with these hefty losses. So what happens if a shoplifter gets caught shoplifting in 2019? What’s the standard process? It turns out the response to shoplifting has changed over the years, and retailers are continually debating the best way to handle the problem. There isn’t a single straightforward response to address all situations.Specific examples of the ways in which retailers today respond to criminal behavior are found throughout a feature article by Walter E. Palmer, CFI, CFE, and Jacque Brittain, LPC, who produced the piece for the January-February 2019 issue of LP Magazine. In the article, Palmer and Brittain talk about the way law enforcement reactions to shoplifting incidents have changed over the years:- Sponsor – In some instances, businesses have been threatened with fines or the intent to declare the retailer as a public nuisance due to the frequency of police calls made to deal with shoplifting and other criminal incidents. In other situations, police have asserted that they will not respond to theft incidents under a predetermined dollar amount. There are even those jurisdictions that have announced they simply won’t respond to shoplifting incidents at all, believing that police resources are better spent by focusing on “more serious crimes” other than those that cost retail companies tens of billions of dollars each and every year.For example, in March 2018, Chief Erika Shields of the Atlanta Police Department announced that officers will no longer be responding to shoplifting calls at department stores. “You can only do so much,” said Chief Shields. “We are going to change how we handle shoplifting calls, and primarily, for the most part, we will not be responding to them. Every time we make a shoplifting arrest, that officer is out of service for sixty to ninety minutes. It’s not acceptable.”The authors go on to discuss decriminalization and the recent reductions in sanctions for larceny, and what those decisions have meant to retailers throughout the United States. The article also touches on ramifications of the opioid epidemic and possibilities for alternative solutions that, ideally, will deter others when they see the reality of what happens if you get caught shoplifting. Check out the full article, “Shoplifting Response, Reaction, and Recourse,” to learn more.For more great LP content, visit the Table of Contents for theJanuary–February 2019 issue or register for a FREE print or digital subscription to the magazine. [Note: if you’re already a logged-in subscriber, the previous link will take you to the current issue instead.] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Worries over US trade policy have affected Asian markets [Representational image]ReutersAsian equities sagged on Friday as worries about U.S. trade policy hit global financial markets, which were already shaken this week by political turmoil in Italy.Wall Street shares posted deep losses overnight after the United States said it would impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.Fears of a global trade conflict, which had partially receded over the past few weeks, were rekindled as Washington’s allies took steps to retaliate against the U.S. measures.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.08 percent.The index was down roughly 0.9 percent this week, during which it touched a six-week low on concerns that political developments in Italy could weaken its commitment to the euro and exacerbate the country’s debt burden.Japan’s Nikkei .N225 shed 0.1 percent.”The downward correction in equity markets is likely to continue, as the United States has opened up a new point of contention on the trade front by getting involved with the European Union,” said Soichiro Monji, senior economist at Daiwa SB Investments in Tokyo.”President (Donald) Trump has not accomplished very much in terms of trade issues and is likely to remain vocal with the U.S. midterm elections coming up.”Investor focus on Friday is also on Chinese markets with the country’s mainland shares scheduled to join index publisher MSCI’s emerging market index. The inclusion was seen as potentially increasing investment from global investors into China’s capital markets.In currencies, the Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso were on the defensive, weighed by the U.S. decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from these countries.The euro was little changed at $1.1687 holding to modest gains made on relief overnight as Italy’s anti-establishment parties reached a deal to resurrect their proposed coalition government.The deal by the Italian parties averted the prospect of a new snap election, which had rattled global markets earlier this week and sent the euro to a 10-month low of $1.1510 on Tuesday.The dollar was steady at 108.830 yen, having lost about 0.5 percent against this week as the earlier global market tumult had enhanced demand for the Japanese currency, which is a perceived safe-haven.Brent crude LCOc1 rose 0.2 percent to $77.73 a barrel.Prices swerved between $$74.49, a three-week low, to $78.75 this week on speculation towards output by major oil-producing nations.U.S. crude was down 0.1 percent at $66.97 a barrel CLOc1.Brent’s premium over U.S. crude reached its widest since March 2015 this week as a lack of pipeline capacity in the United States has trapped a lot of output inland.[Source- Reuters]