North Thurston Public Schools Accepting Board Member Applications

first_imgFebruary 22, 2017Appointment and Installation of District 3 Board Member TBDApplication screening January 13, 2017Deadline for applications to be received at the District Office no later than 3:00 p.m. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by North Thurston Public SchoolsThe North Thurston Public Schools’ No. 3 has a vacancy on the Board of Directors due to the resignation of a board member for Director District 3. The Board of Directors is accepting nominees for the opportunity to serve the District. The replacement will be chosen by vote of the remaining Board Directors and will serve until the November 2017 regular election.  If interested in nominating a candidate or becoming a candidate, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at North Thurston Public Schools’ at 360.412.4413 or by email at [email protected] nominees will receive a summary of director responsibilities and information on how to become a candidate. Interested candidates may apply for the vacancy by providing a brief biographical sketch of their background and a statement about their interest in becoming a Board Director.  Applications are due back to the Superintendent’s Office (attention Carmen Barriga) located at 305 College NE, Lacey, WA 98516, by January 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Replacement will be United States Citizen and qualified voter resident of the school district and appropriate Director District.The description of Director District 3 is as follows:Starting at the intersection of Pacific Hwy and 15th Ave.Southwest on 15th Ave to Marvin Rd.Northerly on Marvin Rd to powerline access rd, just North of Columbia Way.Easterly on powerline access rd to extension of Homestead Ave.North and East on Homestead Ave to Gunvor Crt.North on Gunvor Crt to 481h Wy.East on 48th Wy to Beverly Dr.North on Beverly Dr to Basin Dr.North on Basin Dr and extension to School District boundary.The timeline for filling the vacancy is as follows:center_img February 7, 2017Interviews to be held* *If there are more than five nominees, the Board will select for interviews the five whose prior experience and expressed interest suggest that they will be most able to contribute breadth of view to the Board’s deliberations as well as effectively represent a large segment of community.last_img read more

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Great Start to 2017

first_imgNew Year. New Fishing Report from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Kerry says he spent most of the the holidays on the water with lots of friends in town looking to get out and do something different.  And the fish co-operated as well with some great days for fishing. Here’s what’s on tap for January.last_img

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Facebook is open sourcing dfuse, D language bindings for FUSE

first_imgBe the change that you wish to see in the world The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. They released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says.center_img There was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Public warned over illegal use of ‘dodgy box’ TV streaming

first_imgGardai have warned the public over the illegal use of set-top boxes, known as ‘dodgy boxes’, which are without legitimate subscriptions from service providers.It comes as Gardai in Cork conducted a major operation targeting the use of fake set-top boxes.Detectives believe that up to 20,000 people nationwide are using the fraudulent boxes. The fraud being investigated is estimated to be worth up to €20m annually.Gardai were assisted by representatives from Sky and Virgin Media during the operation.Public warned over illegal use of ‘dodgy box’ TV streaming was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Top award for Nigeria’s bank chief

first_imgRay Maota Mallam Lamido Aminu Sanusi’s boldinterventions to improve efficiency androot out corruption in the Nigerian bankingsystem have earned him the nickname“Sanusi Tsunami”.(Image: Allvoices)MEDIA CONTACTS• Brian CaplenEditor of The Banker+44 020 7775 6364RELATED ARTICLES• Capitec gets nod from Swiss• World-class banking for 2010 • Nedbank achieves carbon neutrality• Mobile swipe machines take off in South AfricaRevolutionising Nigeria’s troubled financial sector has won Mallam Lamido Aminu Sanusi the title of Central Bank Governor of 2010 for Africa and the world.The award, which recognises bankers worldwide who have masterminded recoveries from financial crises, is presented by The Banker – a high-profile magazine for the banking industry.Since becoming governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2009, Sanusi has introduced radical changes, including limiting the tenure of bank bosses to a maximum of 10 years, regardless of their impact.He has also rooted out corruption by pushing for guilty parties in the sector to be criminally charged.Such bold intervention has earned the banker the nickname “Sanusi Tsunami”.In February 2010 Sanusi announced that Nigeria’s reformed financial sector should be based on four key principles: enhancing the quality of the banks; establishing financial stability in the country; enabling a healthy financial sector evolution; and ensuring that the financial sector contributes to the real economy.Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker, said: “Few candidate names generate an overall consensus on judging panels and yet, when it came to finding the best global central bank governor of the year, Mr Sanusi was chosen unanimously.”Kunle Ogedengbe, the magazine’s representative in Nigeria, added: “The reforms initiated by Mr Sanusi have been necessary to sanitise the banking industry. Had these reforms not been initiated, Nigeria would have entered into another round of banking distress.”Sanusi’s rise Sanusi was born on 31 July 1961 and graduated from King’s College in Lagos in 1977. Four years later he obtained a BSc in economics at Ahmadu Bello University. He went on to get a masters in economics in 1983 at the same university before becoming an economics lecturer there from 1983 until 1985.Sanusi broke into the industry that same year by joining merchant bankers Icon Limited. In 1997 he joined the United Bank for Africa in the credit and risk management division, rising to the position of general manager.The year 2005 saw him joining the board of directors of the First Bank of Nigeria as an executive director in charge of risk and management control.After being appointed Central Bank governor 1 June 2009, Sanusi facilitated the 400-billion naira (US$ 2.6-billion) bailout of Nigeria’s Afribank, Intercontinental Bank, Union Bank, Oceanic Bank and Finbank, and then dismissed most of those institutions’ chief executives.“We had to move in to send a strong signal that such recklessness on the part of bank executives will no longer be tolerated,” he said at the time.Sanusi also has a keen interest in Sharia law and obtained a degree in Sharia and Islamic Studies in 1997 from the African International University in Khartoum, Sudan.In-depth coverage of the banking industryThe Banker magazine was established in 1926 as a mouthpiece for the financial and banking industry. Today it’s sold in 150 countries throughout the world.The publication boasts in-depth regional and country coverage of important financial events and global trends each month.The awards it issues include Deals of the Year; Innovation in Technology; Investment Banking; Private Banking; and Bank of the Year.Editor Brian Caplen has been at the helm since 2003. He is an accomplished journalist with many high-profile interviews to his name. He’s a former executive editor of the magazine Euromoney and has worked as a business editor and journalist in Hong Kong and the Middle East for 10 years.last_img read more

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First iPhone Augmented Reality App Appears Live in App Store

first_imgRelated Posts AR for the iPhone is eagerly awaited by iPhone users around the world. There are several AR apps available for Android handsets already. We wrote at length yesterday about five key obstacles that Augmented Reality faces in becoming mainstream. Its time appears to be coming, though. French app development shop PresseLite appears to have the first Augmented Reality (AR) supporting iPhone app live in the iTunes store, though we don’t know how they did it. It’s called Metro Paris Subway, and while the app isn’t new, it released a new version last week that added an AR overlay that displays information about Paris businesses when you look at the city through your iPhone’s camera.Augmented Reality is the term for a long-developed set of technologies that place layers of information on top of a view of the real world. Developers and AR-watchers have believed that no AR apps would be able to go live in the iTunes App Store until the next version of the iPhone OS is released in Fall. No one we’ve talked to has seen any others, but this one is for sale for 99 cents. It’s possible that it was allowed in by mistake, or that it’s a partial implementation of AR, but we’re waiting to hear back from the developers for more details. We discovered a video of the app via Swedish blogger Magnus Aldemark. Augmented Reality is being tracked far more closely outside of the United States than within it, especially in Europe, Korea and Japan.The AR capabilities only work on the new iPhone 3Gs; both GPS and a compass are used to determine location and direction being pointed at. marshall kirkpatrick Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Augmented Reality#mobile#news#NYT#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino takes aim at Hazard for 2016 taunt

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino takes aim at Hazard for 2016 tauntby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has taken aim at Chelsea star Eden Hazard.Pochettino recalls the likes of Hazard stating they wanted Leicester to win the title in 2016.Hazard said: “We don’t want Tottenham to win the Premier League – the fans, the club and the players,” ahead of a bad-tempered 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in May that extinguished Tottenham’s hopes once and for all.And Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri – who was unaware of Pochettino’s remarks – declared yesterday: “I think the title is a fight between City and Liverpool.”Pochettino has not forgotten Hazard’s comment as he called for rival players and managers to keep their opinions quiet this time around.”When you are professional, some opinions you cannot make public,” he said.”Because after you create a big problem like what happened at Chelsea. That was more like a battle than a football game. Why did that happen? You know very well.”That’s why it’s compulsory to behave professionally. We translate a lot of emotion to the people. We are public persons.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoWest Ham reviving interest in Man Utd target Mandzukic

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham reviving interest in Man Utd target Mandzukicby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are reviving their interest in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.TuttoJuve says Manchester United were keen on signing Mandzukic as well as his Juventus team-mate Paulo Dybala during the summer transfer window but the double deal broke down at the eleventh hour. Mandzukic has since negotiated with Qatari side Al-Rayyan but the veteran forward has rejected a £7million-a-year deal as he has hopes of moving to the Premier League. West Ham have shown an interest in Mandzukic and are willing to guarantee the Juventus man regular playing time. The Hammers had originally made enquiries after the veteran in January. last_img read more

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Googlebred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

first_imgATWATER, Calif. – Google’s self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all.Waymo, hatched from a Google project started eight years ago, showed off its progress Monday during a rare peek at a closely guarded testing facility located 120 miles (193 kilometres) southeast of San Francisco. That’s where its robots complete their equivalent of driver’s education.The tour included giving more than three dozen reporters rides in Chrysler Pacifica minivans travelling through faux neighbourhoods and expressways that Waymo has built on a former Air Force base located in the Californian Central Valley city of Atwater.The minivans smoothly cruised the roads — driver’s seat empty and passengers in the back — at speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph). By contrast, the Waymo-powered minivans that have been driving volunteer riders in the Phoenix area still use safety drivers to take over control if something goes wrong.But Waymo’s real goal is to get to the point where people in cars are nothing but passengers.Waymo CEO John Krafcik told reporters that the company will be making some cars and freight trucks totally driverless fairly soon, though he didn’t provide a specific timetable. “We are really close,” he said. “We are going to do it when we feel like we are ready.”Since Google began working on self-driving cars in 2009, dozens of established automakers such as General Motors and Ford Motors have entered the race, along with other big technology companies, including Apple and ride-hailing service Uber. The competition is so fierce and the stakes so high that Waymo is currently suing Uber , alleging that one of its former managers stole its trade secrets and took them with him when he joined Uber in 2016 as part of an elaborate scheme. The trial in that high-profile case is scheduled to begin in early December.Waymo is hoping to infuse its technology into ride-hailing services such as its current partner, Lyft, and big-rig trucking companies. It also intends to license its automated system to automakers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobile, which is already using it in 100 Pacifica minivans.last_img read more

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Ontario delays release of report on elevators pending plan of action

first_imgTORONTO – The Ontario government is delaying the release of a consultancy report on elevators commissioned by the province’s safety authority last spring and delivered in November while it puts together a response.While the Liberal government initially said it was up to the safety organization to release the analysis of elevator reliability and availability to the public, it now says that won’t happen for several more weeks.“We are currently reviewing the report and considering next steps to improve elevator availability in Ontario,” Barbara Hanson, with the Ministry of Government Consumer Services, said this week. “We look forward to making the report publicly available in the coming weeks, along with an action plan to address its recommendations.”In April last year, the government ordered the arm’s-length Technical Standards and Safety Authority to commission a study amid concern about growing issues with out-of-service elevators in a society increasingly dependent on them. A private member’s bill from Liberal backbencher Han Dong that among other things would mandate time limits for getting defective lifts operational received widespread political support but drew the wrath of the dominant industry players.In response, the authority contracted with Deloitte to do the study — led by retired justice Douglas Cunningham — with an October deadline. As Cunningham prepared to finalize the report, the country’s four main elevator companies, alarmed by Dong’s bill and other proposed measures, produced their own report that cast a wide net of blame for “real and perceived” problems with the industry.The companies, multinational giants Kone, Otis, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp, which essentially exonerated themselves, also blasted the safety authority for what they characterized as stifling red tape.Cunningham went back and revised the report to reflect those concerns but the safety authority known as the TSSA had a final version in early November. At the time, it said it was awaiting government permission to release it publicly.“We have asked the TSSA to translate the report into French and convert it to an accessible format before making it public,” Hanson said in early December.This week, however, the TSSA confirmed the holdup was at the direction of the government, which faces a general election in six months.In an interview Tuesday, Dong said he, too, had yet to see the final report or its recommendations, but said he trusted the government was preparing a far-reaching “industry-norm changing” plan to deal with elevator maintenance and availability.“It’s not to manage this issue, it’s to actually fix it,” Dong said. “A lot of caucus members are behind me on this issue.”Dong said his bill was “very much on the front-burner” and he was adamant something would be done before voters pass judgment on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government in June.Steve Robinson, a spokesman for the safety authority, said he was unable to provide any details on the report or the holdup of its release.“It is indeed a TSSA report — we commissioned it and paid for it,” Robinson said. “But we were asked to provide the report to the ministry for their consideration before making it public.”A previous investigation by The Canadian Press found widespread problems with elevators across the country, including growing calls to emergency services by people trapped in them and others essentially stranded on upper floors by out-of-service lifts, sometimes for months on end.last_img read more

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