Online registration deadline nearing for B.C. Peace Country Driver Rats poker derby

first_imgThose who are unable to register by Friday will still be able to register on the day of the event at the Peace Island Boat Launch at 10 a.m.Tickets cost $25 which includes supper at 6 p.m. Prizes will also be handed out throughout the event. The River Rats will also be accepting new and used camping gear for the Fort St. John Scouts. – Advertisement -People wanting to take part can do so by registering at www.peacecountryriverrats.ca.The event takes place at Peace Island Park.last_img

Ronaldo to Alexis – Man Utd’s No.7s

first_imgManchester United Cantona to Ronaldo, Beckham to Alexis – A history of Man Utd’s No.7s Tom Maston Last updated 1 year ago 18:20 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(15) David Beckham Alexis Sanchez Cristiano Ronaldo Getty/Goal Manchester United A. Sánchez Premier League With Alexis Sanchez set to take over the iconic No.7 shirt at Old Trafford, Goal looks back at some of those to have worn it down the years…last_img

Simon Pegg JK Simmons to star in My Only Sunshine

first_imgLos Angeles: Oscar winner JK Simmons and actor Simon Pegg will topline the indie movie “My Only Sunshine”. The movie, being touted as a “comedy/heist thriller”, will be directed by Mark Palansky from a script by JT Petty and K Reed Petty, reported Deadline. The story follows a passionately dysfunctional couple who orchestrate a bank robbery as an unconventional act of bloodthirsty marriage counselling. They try to make peace with the shocking mystery of their relationship throughout the violent hostage situation, discovered by a cop hostage negotiator who previously investigated a past related crime. The project is backed by Circle of Confusion and Patriot Pictures. Matt Smith, Lawrence Mattis and Michael Mendelsohn will produce, while Petty, Natalie Perrotta and Jim Steele will be serving as executive producers. “My Only Sunshine” will start production later this year.last_img read more

Firefighters subdue small brush fire near Vista homes

first_img Posted: July 2, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, VISTA (KUSI) – Firefighters put out a small brush fire in Vista in around 20 minutes Monday morning, officials said.The fire broke out around 5 a.m. near the intersection of Breeze Hill Road and La Tortuga Drive near the Vista courthouse, Vista Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Schroeder said.Crews knocked down the flames of the around 600-square foot fire in about 15 minutes.No injuries were reported from the blaze, but if the fire had spread quickly it would have prompted evacuations, Schroeder said.Initial investigation pointed to a nearby homeless encampment as the probable source of the fire, Schroeder said.Vista firefighters remained on the scene for around an hour to fully knock down any remnants of the fire. KUSI Newsroom Firefighters subdue small brush fire near Vista homes July 2, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

General Electric Plans NetZero Energy Home by 2015

first_imgThe major components of a net-zero energy home as part of GE’s Net-Zero Energy Home project.Credit: General Electric. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: General Electric Plans Net-Zero Energy Home by 2015 (2009, July 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-07-electric-net-zero-energy-home.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Using solar panels, wind turbines, appliance monitoring, and on-site energy storage, General Electric has a plan to enable homeowners to cut their annual energy consumption (from the electric grid) to zero, in some cases, and at least minimize consumption in others. GE is piloting the technology this year, and hopes to commercialize the system by 2015. Californians bask in solar energy The GE Net-Zero Home Project encompasses a variety of technologies, as well as consumer incentives. The most expensive part of the project involves on-site power generation through solar panels or wind turbines, where applicable. As GE executives explained during a recent symposium at the company’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York, a 3,000-watt solar panel array could be enough to supply all of a home’s consumption, and cost about $30,000 to install.GE is also converting its appliances (for about $10 per appliance) to be able to communicate with a home’s smart meter, allowing consumers to find out how much energy individual appliances use. The information will hopefully allow users to control appliances by using them during off-peak times (peak times are usually morning and early evening), encouraged by time-of-use pricing plans. Homeowners would also use an energy monitoring device called Home Energy Manager, which costs about $200-250. The Home Energy Manager is designed to control and optimize on-site energy generation and consumption, such as by running the dishwasher or clothes dryer at times when the solar panels are operating, and not during peak times.As part of the project, plug-in electric vehicles would be charged during the night. The vehicles and other storage batteries could also be used to store electricity for use during peak times. Overall, a net-zero energy home would cost about 10 percent more than the conventional kind, but would help homeowners save money in the long run, as well as make the electricity grid more efficient. If the system is easy to use and offers financial incentives for customers, GE hopes that it can encourage involvement where everyone can benefit.via: CNet© 2009 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

A Pants travel tale

first_imgStand-up comedy gets a facelift with comedian and writer Sorabh Pant showcasing an interesting piece The Travelling Pants, his travelogue, in Delhi.Giving an extensive insight into his travel experiences, Sorabh has collated this interesting act. Talking about the act, he said: ‘It is a stand-up comedy show about travelling across India and the world. It’s a lot of material that I’ve collected over the last year in Mumbai and abroad. So expect some ridiculous insights into people and travelling quirks and airport announcements and racism.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’So get ready for an 80 minute complete joyride, as Pant covers travel across India, abroad and even that in Delhi, in the process explaining why Bihar is an amusement park, why in America milk rules, why Spanish people are molesters and what lingo improves travel in north India. Asked how he came up with the idea for the show, Pant explained: ‘I’ve always been interested in travel mainly because I’m married. So any excuse to get away is welcomed by both me and my wife! I’ve been writing about travel constantly and been trying to find the humour in the ridiculous ways of people. Whether it’s the Spanish throwing tomatoes at each other for fun or Delhiites being reluctant to give directions, Bengalis obsessed with the age of their restaurants, Biharis trying to parcel their silly tourism as an amusement park or even how uncomfortable it is for Jains in a land like South Africa where fish is vegetarian.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Also, stand-up comedy has taken me to a few countries. I just toured Canada, US and Dubai and all the madness there flew into this special. I love to travel. I love to make jokes. The combination was magic!’ he added.So how many places has he covered in his ‘pants’? ‘Even before I turned nine I had been to Europe and most of India. With my family I’ve travelled to about four continents. So, The Travelling Pants is probably my whole family. In total I think I’ve been to about 23 countries and a lot of Indian states. My passport is quite travel weary, I think I should be like Dawood Ibrahim and get four extra ones for fun! We love travelling so much my wife and me decided to spend our honeymoon bumming a trip to Bhutan with the whole family. Our honeymoon was our family moon!’ said Pant.DETAILAt: Epicentre, Gurgaon When: 2 December; Tickets: Rs 400, 300, 200last_img read more