Early Years Health Roundup taking place March 15 for children aged zero to five

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Early Years Health Roundup will be taking place on March 15 at the Totem Mall.The event is for children aged 0-5. It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.The day is free to attend. It will include dental and vision checks, hearing information, face painting, early literacy activities, infant development information, hand washing demonstration, resources and community information, developmental questionnaire and safety experts from the RCMP and fire department. There will also be prizes.- Advertisement -The event is currently looking for face painters and possibly someone to help at the welcome booths.If you can help, contact Heather McBryan,Early Years Community Development Coordinator at [email protected] or (250) 261-6278.For more information, visit: http://fsj.familyfriendlycommunity.ca.last_img read more

Bloglines: Now With Advertising

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Tags:#news#RSS Readers#web Related Posts Today, Bloglines has unveiled a new skin for its public beta site and has announced that it will start displaying ads on its start page. The new skin for the beta is is quite well done and definitely an improvement over the regular Bloglines interface, as well as the last version of the beta skin. The really interesting news, however, is that Bloglines now, for the first time, features advertising on its service after it had originally abandoned the idea when it created a major controversy back in 2005.Back in 2005…Back in 2005, though, we called Bloglines the “Google of RSS,” and even today, Bloglines is still slightly ahead of Google Reader in terms of its user base. Also in 2005, a number of long discussions about advertising on Bloglines and in RSS aggregators in general kept the blogosphere quite busy. Back then, many publishers protested when Bloglines announced that it was planning to put contextual ads next to their content, and in the end, Bloglines backed off from the idea and did not feature any advertising on its site until today. This early controversy around advertising in RSS aggregators probably also led most of Bloglines’ competitors like Newsgator or Google Readerto shy away from putting ads on their services as well. For Now, Ads on Start Page OnlyThe difference this time, however, is that Bloglines is only putting the ads on the start page, where Bloglines only displays information about the service itself and doesn’t feature any external content. According to a post on the Bloglines blog, Bloglines is also pursuing other monetization options within the feed reader, though the post does not go into any specifics.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

For Misguided Youngsters, LetSimonDecide Aids Decision-Making Process

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… LetSimonDecide presented us with scores of factors to take into consideration: Age, sex appeal, cost, culture, and just about anything else one could imagine as being part of anyone’s tattoo decision. The site then prompted us to rank the chosen factors in order of significance.The app then did something that young people are so bad at: It challenged us to see which possible outcomes best met our stated important factors, closing the gap between the impulse to do/buy something cool and the long-term requirements of real life. jolie odell At long last, “Simon” helped me decide. Looks like I’m in for some ink sometime in the near future. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Next came the hardcore reality check: How did this decision relate to my long-term life goals, my personality, and my current life situation? Dad would be so proud. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Once the decision-making process is complete, users can share their conclusions with other site members and make an action plan to implement the decision. Unfortunately, cross-network sharing is not yet a feature. Personally, I’d love to tweet my tat decision and get feedback from my friends; this comes from a childhood filled with the phrase, “There is wisdom in a multitude of counselors.” Also, friends could probably help out with the “action plan” phase for lots of decisions.Overall, the process was actually quite fun. It took the anxiety and pain out of making decisions based on reality. We recommend it for the indecisive, the poor planners, and the chronically chaotic. Users who might fit that profile are especially encouraged to test the app and leave their findings in the comments here. Related Posts Hey there, young dude! So, you’re trying to decide whether to buy a new radiator for your car, get a tattoo, or invest in some software for your freelancing side job? You can’t ask your parents for advice, because at your age (mid-twenties, right?), they’re probably still borderline short-bus material in your mind.No need to fret: You can get personalized feedback from LetSimonDecide. And it’ll be based on your personality and goals, not just what the ‘rents would consider a safe bet.The site presents tools to help young adults define their goals, current life situations, personality, and current decision-making habits. This “life profile” information is then used to help make decisions that range in nature from educational, financial, and professional to political, leisure, and lifestyle.The application is compared by some to the forthcoming Hunch.com, which we wrote about recently. LetSimonDecide was created by Ayax Systems, a company that specializes in comsumer decision making. “All too often people bring too much emotion into important life decisions,” said Ayax CEO, Ricardo Solar. “LetSimonDecide.com gives users an unbiased, 360-degree view of the many factors that should be taken into consideration before making important decisions, helping them make more informed, smarter choices in the end.”The interface is user-friendly and rich in graphics. Beta accounts are available in both English and Spanish language versions.To test the decision-making process on LetSimonDecide, we chose to consider whether I, Jolie O’Dell, should get another tattoo. Here’s how the process started.last_img read more

Agilence Announces Partnership with Sears Holdings

first_imgAgilence Inc., the leading provider of SaaS-based data analytics solutions is proud to announce its newest partnership with Sears Holdings Corporation’s Asset & Profit Protection unit.  SHC APP will utilize the Retail 20/20 platform as its next generation analytics platform to enable the Company to identify fraud, process, and operational anomalies.“We were looking for a solution that went beyond traditional asset protection / loss prevention solutions, one that could improve our analytical posture from day one,” said VP & Chief Security Officer Scott Glenn.“At Agilence we strive to build applications that provide actionable insights and prescriptive alerts, which free users to focus on solving problems and generating profits,” said Russ Hawkins, President & CEO, Agilence, Inc.  “We are very happy to add Sears Holdings Corporation to the Agilence community, and our team is looking forward to a productive long term partnership.”- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Advocate speaks against death penalty

first_imgKevin Green says we’re better off locking up the bad guys for life and throwing away the key.Green spent 16 years in California prisons before he was exonerated in the death of his unborn daughter and the near fatal beating of his pregnant wife.He’s an outspoken death penalty opponent.“You’re going to go to this place and never getting out, so maybe kids coming up don’t think it’s a video game.”Green contends that life without parole is a much worse fate than execution. He speaks nationwide on behalf of the Innocence Project.Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, speaking on our sister station KWOS, agreed with Gov. Parson’s decision to deny clemency to Russell Bucklew before Tuesday night’s execution.“There’s been plenty of opportunities for people to provide evidence to the contrary, and it hasn’t been able to come forward,” Kehoe said this week. “We believe in a system that is run by a jury of our peers, and that’s where Mr. Bucklew stands.”(This story was last updated at 5:58 a.m. Wednesday.)last_img read more