– Advertisement -Lori Ackerman says the Excellence in Innovation awards are recognized by industry across the province.[asset|aid=224|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Ackerman – Opportunity_1_Pub.mp3] The awards will be handed out on Friday October 3rd at the Pomeroy Hotel. You can purchase tickets now by clicking here. Tod Maffin will be the guest speaker at the event.For a complete list of nominees and awards please see the attached pdf. Nominations have been announced for the Excellence in Innovation awards.SciTech North presents the awards each year, which celebrate exemplary people, practices and or programs here in Northeastern BC. There are seven categories to nominate under, including Youth and Innovation, Technology Application in Business, and Innovation at Work.This year some of the nominees include Lake View Credit Union, PRIS, Alpha Safety, Spectra Energy and even this website, Energeticcity.caAdvertisement
November 18, 2019
NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves could see the trouble that Brooklyn center Brook Lopez was having with Nikola Pekovic, so they knew where to go with the ball for the biggest possession of the game.Pekovic converted a tie-breaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Nets 98-91 on Nov. 5.After Joe Johnson coughed up the ball to Thaddeus Young for the Nets’ 17th turnover of the night, Minnesota found Pekovic guarded by Lopez, who was playing in his second game after spraining his right foot. Pekovic drew contact with an easy basket under the paint, then made the free throw for a 94-91 lead.“That was the plan,” Pekovic said. “That’s what Coach said. I’m glad the guys really believe in me and they start calling plays for me. Coach called something and Ricky (Rubio) said, ‘No, no, we give the ball to him.’”Lopez committed an offensive foul on the ensuing play for Brooklyn’s final turnover. Young’s floater extended the lead 96-91 with 27 seconds remaining, and after Johnson missed a pair of shots, Kevin Martin hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to seal the victory.“It’s hard to win, especially in crunch time like that. You have to take care of the ball and value every possession,” said Johnson, who led the Nets with 22 points.“We had two costly turnovers and we paid the price at the end.”Martin led the Timberwolves with 26 points and rookie Andrew Wiggins, playing in the arena where he was taken by Cleveland with the No. 1 pick in the draft, added 17.Deron Williams had 19 points for the Nets (2-2), who had won their last two games but will face the rival New York Knicks for the first time this season.“It’s good to get any game after this one. We’re disappointed in how we closed out the game,” Williams said. “It’s the beautiful thing of the NBA, you get a chance to get back on the court in a couple of days. It’s good that we’re playing the Knicks and we are always excited about that rivalry.”Minnesota looked like it was going to coast off to an easy victory, jumping out to a 17-2 lead midway through the first quarter as the Nets misfired on 10 shots.Brooklyn outscored the Timberwolves 46-30 during the next 18:06 to take a 48-47 at the half but the visitors took advantage of eight miscues by the Nets to go back ahead in the third quarter.“We battled because I think that’s the culture we’re trying to establish,” Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. “Play hard, go out and battle every possession.”Minnesota had a 72-66 lead heading into the fourth quarter but was shaky to start the period, committing three turnovers that helped the Nets to a 10-0 run and a 76-72 lead on Williams’ 3-pointer with 8:19 left.Johnson’s 8-foot floater handed the Nets a 91-89 lead with 1:28 remaining before Rubio, who scored 14 points, 12 assists, beat Lopez and Williams to the basket for a layup that evened it at 91 with 1:17 left and set the stage for Pekovic.“Well, the guy whipped him,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said about the matchup between Pekovic and Lopez.“I mean, it happens. You’ve got to give Pekovic credit. He was a man in there and I’m always saying that there’s always a badder man than you in the prison, you know, and you got to do it every night.”(ADRY TORRES)TweetPinShare0 Shares
November 16, 2019
Over 120 people took part in today’s (Wednesday’s) 16th Annual Memorial March to Honor Lost Children.The march focuses on healing and wellness within Sioux City’s Native American community and the memory of children taken from their homes and placed into social services.Frank LaMere spoke at each stop along the 4th Street route:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/MARCHER3A.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………mindful of that. ;16Michael O’ Connor was one of those who marched starting early morning from the War Eagle Monument:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/MARCHER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….people do care. :25O’Connor says it is important for new generations to learn from the problems of the past to avoid those conflicts in the future:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/MARCHER2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………by those emotions. :23Prayer stops were held at Jackson Recovery Centers on West 4th Street and the Center for Active Generations with the march ending at the Public Museum with a ceremonial meal.