FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Officials with the BC Conservation Officer Service are warning area residents of the potential ramifications of illegal dumping, especially the dumping of sewage or grey water.Conservation Officer Andrew Riddell said that on November 16th, a concerned resident in the Fort St. John area advised officials of some Facebook posts where it was said that discharging domestic sewage and grey water into backyards and ditches was lawful. Riddell said that in the Facebook discussion it was expressed that this is somewhat of a common practice in the Fort St. John area, and some Facebook user’s mentioned they had no idea the discharge of sewage was even a regulated practice.The Conservation Officer Service would like to inform all residents in the Peace River Regional District area that the discharge of this waste is unlawful, and is highly regulated. Under the Environmental Management Act and the Waste Discharge Regulations, it is an offence under sections 6(2) and 6(3) to “introduce or cause or allow waste to be introduced into the environment”. When an individual empties their residential or commercial septic tank onto the ground or into the environment they are committing an offence under the Environmental Management Act.- Advertisement -By discharging the contents of the septic tank illegally, a person committing the offence could be handed a $575 ticket from Conservation Officers. In addition, those convicted in court face a fine of up to $1 million, six months’ imprisonment, or a combination of both.The Conservation Officer Service would also like to remind commercial and residential landowners that the storage, handling, and transportation of waste must be done so lawfully. This includes making sure that the waste generated by a home or business is received at the proper waste treatment facility.Suspected environmental violations can be reported to the Report All Poacher and Polluters tip line at 1-877-952-7277, or #7277.Advertisement
Hatem Ben Arfa 1 AC Milan are preparing a January bid for former Newcastle flop Hatem Ben Arfa.The Frenchman left St James’ Park in the summer and has since been turning heads with his performances for Nice.The attacking midfielder already has seven goals to his name and was recalled to the France squad in November.That, according to Calciomercato, has sparked interest from AC Milan and they have been scouting Ben Arfa.The Italian club have been impressed by what they have seen and are now ready to follow it up with a formal offer in January.Ben Arfa is still uncertain about his future but it is reported he would like to see the season out with Nice.
11. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) – An important squad player in the Foxes incredible Premier League title win, Schlupp now wants first-team football. West Brom are keen and have bid for his services, but this has been rejected by Leicester. He could push for a move in the coming days. 12 12 12 12 12 3. Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham) – After an impressive 2014/15 season at White Hart Lane its all gone wrong for the Algerian midfielder. Injuries, poor form, talk of attitude problems, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sell him and currently it seems only Lazio are in the market for him. 9. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – A foot problem reportedly kept him out of the Toffees opening day draw with Tottenham chinny reckon! The Belgian is being linked with a huge move to Chelsea and we wouldnt be surprised if he forced the return through. 12 5. Loic Remy (Chelsea) – Remember him? The Frenchman is still at Stamford Bridge and now behind Michy Batshuayi and Diego Costa, Crystal Palace are interested along with other clubs but hes keen to remain around London. 12 4. Serge Gnabry (Arsenal) – Showcasing his skills at the Olympics after being neglected by the Gunners, wed be desperate for a move if we were the young German winger. Alex Iwobis injury gives him a chance of breaking into Arsene Wengers plans but a loan switch to Hertha Berlin is an appealing move. 6. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) – Just like you shouldnt meet your heroes, sometimes you shouldnt join the club you supported as a child just ask Robbie Keane. Schweinsteiger had a tough campaign last year and is now unwanted by Jose Mourinho. A born winner like the German wont want to be on the fringes and should seek a transfer. 12 1. Joe Hart (Manchester City) – Click the right arrow above to see which Premier League stars could be desperate for a move… – Dropped by Pep Guardiola after a calamitous summer, the England international is fighting to save his career. He wants a loan move but might be persuaded to move permanently, either way he faces a big choice. 12 8. Clinton N’Jie (Tottenham) – The unlucky Cameroonian is currently a victim of Daniel Levys hard bargaining. Set to swap places with Spurs target Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, the winger has been stuck training and hasnt been able to play even in pre-season. Hell be putting pressure on the club to sort the Nkoudou deal, which will allow him to go on loan and get much needed games under his belt. 2. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – It seems the Belgian striker is now bottom of the pecking order at Anfield. A transfer to Crystal Palace appears his best option but the Eagles need to bid with more sincerity after they included a £2.5m add-on which would require 20 goals from the player in 70 per cent of their games, along with Champions League qualification. Transfer deadline day is closing in fast and some Premier League stars are desperate for a move.Whether they want to improve their career, jump from a sinking ship, or just get that finally payday, some players are looking to move on.With not long left to go before they are unable to leave until January, they will be seeking out any opportunities with glee.So, which Premier League players look desperate for a move? Click the right arrow above to find out… 12 7. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) – Set for a season as a squad player if he remains at the Etihad Stadium, the Ivorian star could move on before the beginning of September. Hed get regular first-team action, Man City would free up wages whats not to like if a deal goes through? 10. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) – Seemingly not keen on knuckling down and getting the Magpies promoted back to the Premier League, hes been linked with numerous clubs this summer. He and his agent appear good talker and should get him a move, although they might need to be more realistic than Real Madrid and Arsenal. 12 12. Mario Balotelli (Liverpool) – Surely someone will offer the former Golden Boy a home before the transfer window shuts? On his day, his talent is undoubted and he must be gagging to prove wrong those critics who suggest his career as an elite player is over. 12
Lemar was hugely impressive for Monaco last season 1 Arsenal will have to shell-out £80million to sign Monaco star Thomas Lemar, smashing their transfer fee record for the second time a month in the process. Lemar is Arsene Wenger’s No 1 target – after landing striker Alexandre Lacazette – by the Ligue 1 side are demanding the massive sum in the hope of warding off interest from the Gunners, according to the Mirror.Arsenal will have to release a number of players to fund the move as Wenger continues his summer reshuffle. Wojciech Szczesny, Carl Jenkinson and Lucas Perez are set to leave, with the furtures of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere remaining unclear. Wenger smashed his transfer fee record earlier this month with the signing of Lacazette for £52m, but Lemar would move intot the top ten of all time fees should he move to north London. Last month Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev warned he would not sell ‘half the team’. Vasilyev said: “I think there will be quite a few (players leaving). “We have done a great job, we have fantastic quality players, so I don’t have to think about how many or who (to sell).“I stay calm. There will be some departures but we will definitely not let half a team go because we want to keep the team competitive for next year. A few, yes,”
sarah perez Today, social music site Last.fm announced that they would be sponsoring a new music category in Mozilla’s Extend Firefox 3 contest. The contest, which encourages developers to build add-ons for the Firefox browser, began on March 17th, 2008 and will continue until midnight on July 4th, 2008. This cycle of the contest will reward apps that take advantage of the new features in Firefox 3 as well as those that apps that are updated for Firefox 3, while also showing significant improvements in user experience and performance.With the new Last.fm sponsored music category, developers are being encouraged to come up with innovative ways to integrate music and the browser. The add-ons submitted to the music category do not have to built with Last.fm to qualify to win. Although Last.fm hopes some developers will utilize their API and services, they stress that developers will not get “bonus points” for using their tools.Why Firefox 3?The folks at Last.fm felt that Firefox 3 offers many improvements over Firefox 2 regarding general navigation and performance, which will make it a better browser for across the board usage, music included. Specifically, though, new features like bookmark tagging and microformats could lend themselves to the development of great, next-generation music plugins. Bookmark tagging lets you easily separate your links into categories. As with tagging on Last.fm, this could give you fine-grained control over your links, which could allow you to organize your links by music genre or type of music site. Another new feature for Firefox 3 is native support for microformats. This functionality will be exposed to extension developers so they can take advantage of music-related microformats like hAudio and hPlaylist. Not only will this allow for new types of music plugins, but it should help spread the adoption of music (and other) microformats by publishers.Of course, Last.fm is also likely betting on the fact that with the development of music apps for Firefox, more users will discover the Last.fm web site and services. Recently, the site launched a showcase of Last.fm apps, built using Last.fm’s free tools at http://build.last.fm. This addition to the site added 19 million new users to the Last.fm user base as of January. A host of popular Firefox extensions could bring even more music fans to sign up for the service.Currently, there are not many Firefox add-ons featuring Last.fm – a search on the add-ons site revealed only six. Meanwhile, on the build site at Last.fm, there were well over 100 apps. Developers looking for inspiration may want to consider starting there to find ideas.The winner of the contest will be flown to the Last.fm office in London to meet the team behind the service and will attend a Last.fm/Presents live event as a guest of Last.fm. They will also receive a Logitech Squeezebox network music player. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
President Barack Obama has come through on a campaign promise to oppose plans to build a storage vault for nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Yesterday’s budget request scales back funding for the project to the bare minimum necessary to continue answering queries from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “Nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain is not an option, period,” said Stephanie Mueller, press secretary for Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Mueller says the Administration will come up with a “new approach” for managing nuclear waste. The nuclear industry, meanwhile, says if the government isn’t planning to build the repository, it should also cut back the amount that electricity consumers are required to pay into a fund for nuclear waste disposal. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
The cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems is plummeting, with prices dropping 80 percent globally between 2008 and 2013. As prices come down, consumers can save money on electricity in more markets by installing solar panels on their roofs. But accurate comparisons between the cost of solar PV and traditional electricity are not always clear or available. In the United States, solar PV capacity has increased from 3.95 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2011 to over 16 GW at the end of 2014. Many of these solar PV systems have been installed for small-to medium-size consumers, typically connected at the consumer’s location. These systems are called behind-the-meter systems as they supply electricity at the point of demand without first interacting with the grid. In 2013, these systems accounted for roughly 40 percent of new U.S. solar PV. The rise in behind-the-meter solar PV is due in large part to the increased number of markets that offer customer savings over traditional electricity supply. Some new solar suppliers in states across the U.S. promise consumers savings over their current electricity bills. However, consumers are often wary of these claims, so access to clear, accurate cost comparisons is needed. Unfortunately, there is a lack of useful, clear information to help consumers navigate the solar rooftop market. Where Solar PV Could Save Money: U.S. and India ComparisonsWRI’s new factsheet, Behind-the-Meter Solar PV: Understanding Cost Parity, outlines in basic terms what makes an accurate comparison. The three examples below follow these terms and illustrate where consumers could save money using solar PV. A more detailed analysis would be needed to understand the specifics at a given location.SUPERMARKETS: 40 percent of U.S. supermarkets would have saved money over their electricity rates in 2012 by installing rooftop solar systems. This assumes the supermarket would’ve installed solar PV systems at the national average price and with “net-metering” policies, but did not account for rising electricity rates.SCHOOLS: Between 30 to 60 percent of U.S. public and private (K-12) schools could save money by installing solar PV at a price of $2-2.5/W. This assumes a 30-year lifespan. An interactive map shows all the schools that could save money.INDIA: Commercial consumers in eight Indian states could currently save money with solar PV over their electricity rates, according to Bridge to India. This analysis was conducted on systems smaller than 50 kilowatts without subsidies. Solar PV can save consumers money in a total of 13 Indian states with the supportive policy of accelerated depreciation in place.Behind-the-Meter Solar PV: Understanding Cost Parity aims to help decision-makers, policy experts, investors, and regulators make these comparisons accurately so they can understand where they can save money using solar PV.
Redknapp: No big name player wants to join Solskjaer’s Man Utdby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has an “impossible” job on his hands at Manchester United.He also doubts whether big-name players will want to join the club in January due to their current state.Redknapp told Mirror: “Manchester United gave it to David Moyes who did wonderful at Everton . Then they gave it to Louis van Gaal who is one of the world’s great managers. Then they gave it to Jose Mourinho who has won everything there is to win. They couldn’t turn it around. And now Ole is struggling with it.”I think Ole has an impossible job. As I said, Van Gaal had it, Mourinho had it, Moyes had it. They are all top managers. None of them could turn it around.”People say ‘go and get five or six players’. But where are they going to get them from? Where are they? Who are they playing for? Are they going to move to Man United?”You’re not going to get Harry Kane. They’re not going to go and get Raheem Sterling. Where are they going to find them from? Easy to say they need them but where are they going to find them?”It’s easier said than done to build a new team. It’s a very long-term job they have on their hands.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Cut the ribs in half or in sections of four bones so they fit in a large pot.In a large pot, add the ribs, carrot, celery, onion, garlic cloves, salt and peppercorns and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to let simmer for approximately 1 hour, until the meat is tender but not falling off the bone.Remove the bones from the water and lay flat on a baking sheet. Immediately season both sides with adobo seasoning and cover with plastic wrap or foil. Place the ribs, bone-side down, and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes or until hot.Flip them over and brush the bone side of the ribs with the ancho-agave glaze and cook for another 5 minutes. Flip again, so the glaze side is on the grill, and brush the meat side with the glaze and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the already-glazed side.Remove ribs from the grill and glaze one last time before serving.Adobo Seasoning:¼ cup cumin seeds2 tablespoons cumin seeds2 tablespoons coriander seeds2 tablespoons fennel seeds2 tablespoons yellow mustard2 pasilla chiles, stemmed, seeded, deveined, torn into quarter-sized pieces4 tablespoons dried whole oregano (preferably Mexican)2 tablespoons onion powder2 tablespoons garlic powder2 tablespoons Spanish paprika (pimento), preferably sweet or hotHeat a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add the cumin, coriander, fennel, mustard seeds, and toast, stirring constantly until it is very aromatic, approximately 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Using the same skillet, toast the chiles until aromatic, approximately 3-5 minutes.Let the spices and chiles cool to room temperature then add spices, chiles, and oregano to a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder. Store in airtight container. Ancho Agave Glaze4 ancho chiles, stems removed4 garlic cloves1 tablespoon adobo seasoning1 cup agave syrupIn a medium-sized skillet, toast the chiles on medium heat until fragrant. Immediately transfer chiles to a plastic container with enough hot water to cover and let stand, covered, for about 20 minutes. Make sure the chiles stay submerged fully in the water.In a blender, add the chiles, garlic, and 1 cup of the water used to cover the chiles in the previous step. Puree until smooth. Remove and let cool.If you’re looking for a beef option, try:Churrasco with Creamy Papas con RajasMakes 4 servingsWhat you’ll need:6 tablespoons olive oil2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced1 medium onion, halved and diced2 poblano peppers2 potatoes½ crema mexicana¼ cup chihuahua cheese, shreddedSalt and freshly ground black pepper4 8-oz. pieces of beef tenderloin or skirt steak¼ cup Aarón’s Adobo (see below, slightly different this time)2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh cilantro leaves This holiday season, why not kick it up a notch in the kitchen? Toss out the traditional Christmas ham or New Year’s oysters (that’s a thing, right?) and instead make these savory, delicious Latin dishes from chef Aarón Sánchez. Chef Sánchez took some time off from running his restaurant, Johnny Sánchez, tying with the Iron Chef, co-starring in “Chopped”, hosting the Emmy-nominated “Taco Trip,” hosting two more Spanish-language cooking shows, and writing cookbooks celebrating Mexican food, to travel to Argentina for some gastro-inspiration. He wanted to learn more about how they pair foods with wine varietals, like the famous Argentinian Malbec and the Torrontés, a white indigenous grape varietal. He came home with a wealth of new recipes, sharing a couple with us.“I wanted to combine the recipes and techniques of Mexico that I was raised with and infuse some Argentinian flare,” Chef Sánchez tells us. “Grilling outdoors is also so applicable to American culture because we like to BBQ a lot here in the states, so I like to think of this as a marriage between the three cultures. Adding spices, herbs and other fresh ingredients that are indigenous to Argentina in traditional Mexican recipes is what really makes these dishes special.”These recipes, focusing on Argentinian and Mexican traditions for bright, complex flavors simply prepared, will put a pep in your holiday step and are sure to blow the minds of your friends and family. Plus, learning new cooking methods is a great way to kick off the New Year.Adobo Rubbed Pork RibsMakes 6 servingsWhat you’ll need:5 lbs. St. Louis-style pork ribs1 small carrot, roughly chopped2 celery stems, roughly choppedá1 small onion, chopped,4 garlic cloves 2 bay leaves2 tablespoons salt6 whole peppercornsAarón’s Adobo, for seasoning (see below for recipe)Ancho Agave Glaze, for seasoning (also see below) How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Preheat the oven to 350℉. Wash the potatoes and prick them all over with a fork, which will allow the steam to escape while cooking. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about an hour, until tender. Remove the potatoes from oven and let them cool at room temperature. Once cooled, using your hands or a fork, break potatoes into small, bite-sized pieces and set aside.Roast peppers on an open flame on the grill or stove top until skin gets black and charred, transfer to a plastic bag and let the peppers steam in it so the skin gets loose; about 10 minutes. Peel the skin off and remove most of the seeds. Slice the peppers and set aside.Combine 3 tablespoons of olive oil, onions, and garlic in a small skillet and set the pan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring often until brown and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and put the garlic and onions in a bowl. Using the same pan, over high heat, heat the rest of the olive oil. Once hot, carefully add the potatoes, cook until brown and crispy, turning only once. When the potatoes are crispy, add the garlic, onions, and poblano peppers to the pan and cook for 3 minutes then add the cheese, crema, and combine until cheese is fully melted and becomes creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper and reserve warm.Preheat a grill to high. Season each steak with salt and 1 tablespoon of Aarón’s Adobo. Grill the meat for 4-5 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer the steaks to a platter to rest. Slice the meat once rested, put the meat on a serving plate and spoon the potatoes on the side. Sprinkle with the fresh cilantro and server right away. Adobo Seasoning:¼ cup cumin seeds¼ cup coriander seeds¼ cup fennel seeds¼ cup yellow mustard2 pasilla chiles, stemmed, seeded, deveined, torn into small pieces½ cup dried whole oregano (preferably Mexican)2 tablespoons onion powder2 tablespoons garlic powder¼ cup Spanish paprika (pimento), preferably sweet or hotHeat a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add the cumin, coriander, fennel, mustard seeds, and toast, stirring constantly until it is very aromatic, approximately 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Using the same skillet, toast the chiles until aromatic, approximately 3-5 minutes.Let the spices and chiles cool to room temperature then add spices, chiles, and oregano to a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder. Store in airtight container. Chef Sánchez suggests serving these dishes with a Malbec and particularly likes Terrazas de los Andes Reserva. “[Their] Malbec is fresh with a great acidity, so it is very versatile,” he explains. “It pairs so well with a variety of different meats and herbs, which contributes to why it is a traditional Argentinian wine. This varietal is full bodied and doesn’t get overpowered by strong spices, bold proteins or complex flavor combinations, which is exactly what you need for these kinds of recipes.” ¡Buen provecho! How to Cook Steak in the Oven Editors’ Recommendations Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers