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The future is bright at LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair – Picture Special

first_imgThe annual LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair was another great success this year, with thousands of people attending to discover the many paths available in jobs and in education.The event, which is the largest careers event in the Northwest, took place on the LYIT Letterkenny campus on Monday 21st October.LYIT students and graduates, career changers, and those returning to the workplace gained a wealth of information by attending the fair.  Over 70 employers, universities and colleges, professional bodies and voluntary organisations took part in this year’s event. Recruiters came from a broad range of sectors including IT, Pharmaceutical, Finance, Social Care services, Design, Hospitality and Telecommunications providers.In addition to graduate employment opportunities, attendees had the opportunity to meet with a broad range of postgraduate course providers from Ireland and the UK. The jobs wall and CV clinic were popular draws once more this year.Clive Wasson was there to capture the event for this picture special: Anne McDevitt, DEASP at the LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair -Photo Clive WassonBusy stands at the LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair – at the fair are from left Catherine Lyster, CAreers Officer Student Services and Paul Hannigan, LYIT, President. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair – at the fair are Orlaith Flood, Balke Burke, Darian Loughlin, Fatimah Qureshi. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair – Crowds pictured at the fair on Monday. Photo Clive WassonBig demand for LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgrad studies Fair – at the fair are from left Fiona Doherty, Amy Hegarty, Aisling Howe, Niamh Sweeney, Anne Marie McGrath and Melisa Browne. Photo Clive WassonJobs on display at the jobs wall at the LYIT Graduates at 2019 Careers and Postgraduate studies Fair. Photo Clive WassonThe future is bright at LYIT Careers & Postgraduate Studies Fair – Picture Special was last modified: October 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:LYITLYIT Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fairlast_img read more

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Chalupsky wins record 12th Molokai title

first_img22 May 2012South Africa’s Oscar Chalupsky underlined his greatness in the Molokai World Championships surfski race in Hawaii on Sunday when he raced to his 12th victory in the event at the age of 49.Chalupsky had last won the race in 2005 and some had written him off, but he used the 53-kilometre race for motivation to get back into shape and boy did that work!In the early going, Chalupsky and fellow South African Matt Bouman followed the double paddled by Greg Barton and Zsolt Szadovski, but they had to let the pair go when the pace became too hard to maintain.Two hours from the finishTwo hours from the finish, nearing halfway in the race, Chalupsky, in fifth, hunted down Australia’s Martin Kenny and followed that up by reeling in and passing another Australian, Bruce Taylor.When the South African star saw nine-time champion Dean Gardiner ahead of him, he lifted his paddle tempo to take him past the Australian great.That left Chalupsky needing to pass defending champion Clint Robinson, 10 years his junior, and the winner of the K1 1 000 metres’ gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.Good newsRobinson wasn’t in sight, but that was, in fact, good news for Chalupsky. The Aussie star was struggling with cramps, which had forced him to take a line further south where the conditions were less demanding and easier on his cramping body.With 20 minutes remaining to the finish, Chalupsky hit the front. As the finishing line neared, Robinson closed on the South African, but couldn’t make up the distance before the big man powered his way over the finish despite feeling, as he put it to Surfski.info: “stuffed”.The website also reported that Chalupsky’s brother, Herman, the 2004 winner of the Molokai World Championships, is facing a dilemma. It reported: “A few days back, in conversation with Joe Glickman, he declared: ‘If Oscar wins, I’ll eat my under-rods. But which ones to choose?”TimesBarton and Svadovski recorded the fastest overall time of 3:21:32, with Chalupsky the leading single in 3:24:07. Robinson finished 19 seconds behind the South African in 3:24:26, followed by the first local, Patrick Dolan, in 3:25:42.Matt Bouman had to settle for eighth place in a time of 3:29:04.Chalupsky first won the Molokai World Championships almost three decades ago in 1983! He went on to record seven victories in succession, up to 1989.In 1995, he teamed up with his brother Herman to take line honours. Eight years later, he again won the singles title. Herman captured victory the following year, in 2004, and Oscar followed that up with another win in 2005.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Ohio Pork Congress welcomes Tri-State Housing Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest New to the 2016 Ohio Pork Congress is the addition of the Tri-State Sow Housing conference, hosted by The Ohio State University, Michigan State University and Purdue University. This special symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 9, is designed as an educational opportunity for producers, focused on one of the pork industry’s most widely debated animal welfare topics — sow housing.“As many producers are beginning the transition to group housing, it is the goal of the Tri-State Sow Housing Conference and the hosting universities to support the swine industry by expanding knowledge on options for housing systems and provide educational resources to make the transition from stalls to groups economically successful,” said Monique Pairis-Garcia, Assistant Professor Animal Well-being and Behavior, The Ohio State University. “We look forward to the opportunity to interact with producers across state lines and learn from global leaders in the industry.”The day-long conference will feature presentations and discussions led by experts representing various facets of the swine industry. Topics to be covered include the retailers’ perspective on marketing pressures related to sow housing, social perception of sow housing and purchasing behaviors of consumers, and employee training for farms transitioning to group housing. Also a very valuable addition to the conference will be panel discussion comprised of producers from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana that have experience transitioning to group housing.Dr. Lisbeth Ulrich Hansen will be traveling in from Denmark to provide the group with a European perspective on sow housing. Dr. Hansen will be leading a workshop on retrofitting barns, using experiences gained from her work at the Danish Swine Research Centre. The Tri-State Sow Housing Conference is focused on providing producers with the tools and education they need to make the transition to group housing as successful as possible. All producers are invited and encouraged to attend, and may access additional details and registration information by visiting OhioPork.org.last_img read more

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Facebook’s OpenGraph is Coming to the Mobile Web

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement curt hopkins What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … “Where we’re going from here is a platform strategy. We’re going away from a one-off app strategy,”In other words, OpenGraph’s going mobile, in more ways than one. Goin’ MobileFirst, Facebook considers and will approach further development of OpenGraph as a platform with infinite reach. Second, you’ll soon see OpenGraph elements, like the Like button, growing out through unconnected mobile apps, as they already have through the non-mobile space. Facebook, after all, counts its mobile users at 150 million.The “‘Like’ button for the entire Web” has now become the Like button for the post-Web world. Whether that is a good thing is highly debatable. That it is in fact a reality is not. Social Intelligence One of the examples Tseng gave, according to CNET, was of a location-aware coupon program that would gather feedback from friends and acquaintances. (Though if the current state of that technology is any indication, this example may remain just that for a while.)The melding of app and social is happening apace. If Facebook’s intuition is right, it will continue, especially in the area of marketing and commerce. Tseng was quoted on VentureBeat. “If you can actually layer on top of [location] some kind of social intelligence — not just the fact that I’m near Starbucks, but the fact that 30 of my friends really like this frappuccino over the last couple months — I’ve got an interesting use case.”For a certain value of “interesting” anyway. Not necessarily thrilling, but maybe profitable. Tags:#Facebook#mobile#web Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Facebook’s new head of mobile products, Eric Tseng, spoke today at MobileBeat 2010, introducing a new approach to the company’s OpenGraph.last_img read more

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Resource Discovery| Operation Reach Out: A Free Military Suicide Prevention Mobile App

first_imgBy: Caitlyn BrownPixabay[iPhone by fancycrave1, April 21, 2015] CCOThe use of apps has become fluent and an ingrained part of our technology use. Children know how to access and use apps before they understand how to use a television remote. We use apps to make lists, stay connected, check the weather predictions, navigate and avoid traffic, and to stay entertained. Apps are an integral part of our daily living now, allowing us to outsource information that generations before smartphones had to keep in their memory banks.Our dependence on technology (namely our phones and social media) has led to criticism regarding our ability to have fulfilling interpersonal relationships. On the flip side, technology has improved our ability to stay connected to those who are physically distanced from us for various reasons including deployment and TDY. The invention and use of apps, smartphones, and video calling has aided in families’ ability to remain in contact with their loved ones who are not within physical proximity to one another.  The invention of the aforementioned has also added another element that can be of great benefit: support.Operation Reach Out was created by Military Community Awareness, Inc. (MCA). It is a smartphone app that aims to prevent suicide in military personnel, veterans, and service members. In addition to assisting those who are at-risk for suicide directly, it is also designed to assist those who are concerned about others who may be at risk.When service members return from deployment, some may reintegrate back into their lives with no issues or concerns.  Others, especially those suffering from  PTSD or other mental health concerns, may feel isolated or detached from their support systems for one reason or another upon their return. The app was created to mitigate these feelings of isolation and detachment by creating a support service to those who may feel they have no options.Operation Reach Out provides support, education, resources and help to its users. Regardless of the user, the app provides resources and online links to websites such as the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Defense Suicide Prevention Office, MilitaryFamily.com and Military Community Awareness to name a few.The app encourages those who are at risk to provide the contact information of those closest to them in case they need to be contacted. It also provides a list of activities that encourage an individual to reconnect with those they feel closest to even though they may have isolated themselves from that person. These activities and suggestions can be rated so the app can be more intuitive to the user’s interests and needs.Additionally, this app provides over ten videos that provide empathetic and compassionate reminders to those who may be in crisis. The goal of the videos is to help the individual understand that the feelings they may be experiencing in the moment will pass and that all problems are solvable if given the time. If you are using the app for your concern about someone else, Operation Reach Out provides nine videos to help navigate questions to ask and how to phrase things when communicating with the individual at risk.Links for the app:For Android Users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=suicide.prevention.app&hl=enFor iPhone Users:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/operation-reach-out/id478899653This post was written by  Caitlyn Brown of the  MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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Youth throws ink at Union Minister Ashwini Choubey in Patna

first_imgA youth on Tuesday threw ink at Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Kumar Choubey when he was about to board his SUV after meeting dengue patients at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).The youth, Nishant Jha, however, managed to escape.“The ink was thrown on public, democracy and the pillar of democracy,” said Mr. Choubey. “I condemn this act done by some lumpen elements nursing political ambition… the ink was thrown at journalists also”, he said while coming out. His SUV and the bodyguard too had sprinkles of ink. Later, the youth told a private news channel that he belonged to the Jan Adhikar Party (Secular) of former MP from Madhepura Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav. “But, I threw ink at the Minister in my personal capacity as I was perturbed over the rising number of Dengue patients in the city and the government’s apathy to contain it”, he said.Mr. Yadav said later, “I have come from Delhi only this morning… and this incident should not be linked with my party as we do not know Nishant Jha. But this reflects the public outrage against the government”.After prolonged waterlogging in some areas of Patna from September 28 to October 6, the number of patients of dengue and gastro-enteritis had increased manifold at the government-run PMCH. On Monday, a seven-year-old died of dengue and several policemen at the policeline are said to be suffering from it. Sanjiv Chaurasia, a local BJP MLA, too is recuperating from the disease. The local civic and health department are engaged in fogging and sprinkling of bleaching powder to check spread of dengue but local residents said these were proving to be inadequate.last_img read more

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Matic says young midfielder is future of Man Utd

first_imgManchester United ‘He is the future of Manchester United’ – Matic heaps praise on McTominay Goal Last updated 2 years ago 23:43 11/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Scott McTominay, Man Utd Getty Manchester United UEFA Champions League Manchester United v Benfica The 20-year-old made his first Champions League start on Wednesday, and his team-mate is predicting big things in the future Scott McTominay is the future of Manchester United, according to his team-mate Nemanja Matic. McTominay put in an impressive performance in his first Champions League start on Wednesday, as United defeated Benfica 2-0 at Old Trafford.McTominay 16/1 to score last v Chelsea  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Matic, who started alongside McTominay in central midfield, feels Wednesday’s game is just the beginning for the United academy product. “I think Scott is going to be a great player and already is a great player,” Matic told MUTV.”He’s very young, very talented and physically strong.”I’m sure he is the future of Manchester United and I enjoy playing with him because he also works really hard and is very confident.”I’m going to help him in training because I think with his potential he’s going to be a big star for Manchester United.”United manager Jose Mourinho also praised the 20-year-old, and used his performance as an opportunity to hit back against critics who claim he doesn’t play young players. “Scott? Even more fantastic with a manager who never gives a chance to a young guy,” Mourinho said.”In Chelsea, [I selected] the youngest player ever to play in the Champions League, I think, in Dominic Solanke.”Again, with a manager who never gives a chance to young guys.”I’m very happy for Scott, [he has] great stability and great personality.”McTominay has made two Champions League appearances for United this season but is still awaiting his Premier League debut.last_img read more

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15 days agoBarcelona comms chief Vives denies Valdes kicked out back door

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona comms chief Vives denies Valdes kicked out back doorby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona comms chief Josep Vives denies the club kicked Victor Valdes out the back door.Valdes was sacked as U19 coach this week.Vives said, “It is a technical decision and it is not the responsibility of any spokesperson. The club always tries to make people, not just the referents, leave in the best way possible. “We disagree with the issue that Valdés has gone out the back door.”He added: “It always hurts when a person leaves the club, and more with the history of Victor. The club wanted it to work well and that his stage was long and successful.” last_img read more

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ESPN Releases Preseason ‘Football Power Index’ Ratings

first_imgESPN's Football Power Index. Twitter/@bobarcher1Twitter/@bobarcher1We’re still over six months away from the start of the 2015 college football season, but it’s never too early to start debating which teams have the best shot at reaching the second College Football Playoff. While most fans believe that Ohio State has a great shot at repeating as national champion, there will be plenty of challengers. ESPN has already put together its Preseason FPI Ratings – which is basically an estimate of team strength (more on that here). Not surprisingly, the Buckeyes check in at No. 1, with Alabama sitting at No. 2. It may shock some fans to see LSU at No. 3 and Baylor at No. 4, however. Here are the top 25 schools, per ESPN. You can see the entire list here – all 128 teams are ranked.1. Ohio State 2. Alabama 3. LSU 4. Baylor 5. Oregon 6. TCU 7. Notre Dame 8. Ole Miss 9. Georgia 10. Arkansas 11. Texas A&M 12. UCLA 13. USC 14. Tennessee 15. Oklahoma 16. Michigan State 17. Stanford 18. Auburn 19. Clemson 20. Arizona State 21. Florida State 22. Mississippi State 23. Georgia Tech 24. Missouri 25. Virginia TechSome other surprises? Notre Dame, despite a quarterback controversy, sits at No. 7. Arkansas and Texas A&M – two teams that did not finish with winning records in the SEC West – come in at No. 10 and No. 11. And in total, there are 10 SEC teams in the top 25.last_img read more

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Heavy smoke near wildfires in Central Interior grounding firefighting aircraft

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Officials with the BC Wildfire Service say that while fire crews got some cooler temperatures over the past few days, the heavy smoke covering the province is causing complications for those battling the flames from the air.Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds with the Prince George Fire Centre said that some of the helicopters and air tankers that have been employed against the wildfires burning in the Vanderhoof area have been forced to stay on the ground due to a lack of visibility.She said that the thick, heavy smoke has reduced visibility to less than one nautical mile in places, meaning aerial firefighting aircraft can’t fly since they operate under visual flight rules. Reynolds said that there are currently no wildfires of note burning in Northeast B.C., though there are currently 545 fires burning across the province.She said that wildfire crews are continuing to fight several major wildfires that have caused residents of 2,400 properties to be forced from their homes and left thousands more on evacuation alert.An interactive map of all current active fires burning in B.C. can be found here: https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ef6f11c8c36b42c29e103f65dbcd7538The following is the latest information on some of the major fires around the province:Shovel Lake (R11498)Last updated: Monday, August 20, 2018 at 12:01 PMLocation: approx. 6km north of the community of Fraser Lake• See approximate location of this wildfire on an  interactive map• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note. Discovered: Friday, July 27, 2018Size: 84,793.7 hectaresCause: Under InvestigationResources• 253 firefighters• 8 helicopters• 52 heavy equipmentIn addition, 37 support personnel, 8 helicopters and 17 structural protection staff are shared amongst all fires comprising this complex and are utilized according to areas of highest risk � life and property being the number one priority. Status: ActiveThe Shovel Lake fire remains active, and has currently been mapped at 84,793.7 hectares using high level infra-red scans.Today on the south of the fire, ground crews are working to mop up sections of the fire on the southern perimeter where the successful burn-off occurred by Stern Lake several days ago, and will continue to push guard in on the southern flank of the fire along the PNG pipeline path.The east side of the fire was active yesterday and crossed over the Settlement Road, moving through some heavy timber and into a field, moving under the burn scar from last year. Heavy equipment and crews worked to tie this back in to the perimeter yesterday and will continue with these efforts today as fire activity has continued in this area. Crews are conducting minor burn-off operations to fortify the containment lines on the southeast corner as operable conditions allow. The fire has not moved closer to Fort St. James on the east or north sides, and heavy equipment continues to build guard starting at the Sutherland FSR and links to Dog Creek Trail, with the containment line on the southern perimeter running north of the PNG pipeline and Stella Rd. This continuous guard veers northward to wrap up the eastern side of the fire, crossing Barlow FSR and extending northward utilizing the Bud Rd.As visibility allowed, water skimming aircraft worked on the Hannay Road guard on the west and northwest sides of the fire to assist equipment and crews on the ground yesterday. Aircraft will be used today to support ground crews’ continued efforts if the smoky conditions allow, but the smoke is very thick over the fire this morning.Structural firefighters and structural protection specialists continue to work on the Stella Road, Nadleh Whut�en, and Settlement Road areas to protect structures and ensure sprinkler systems are properly in place. Structural protection crews will demobilize equipment off of properties that are no longer at risk. Night crews were assigned to active sections of the fire last night to keep communities and structures safe.While the BC Wildfire Service appreciates the support from the local communities, we are unable to accept or facilitate donations at the Fraser Lake fire camp. Instead, please consider donating to groups supporting wildfire evacuees in affected areas.While the BC Wildfire Service appreciates the support from the local communities, we are unable to accept or facilitate donations at the Fraser Lake fire camp. Instead, please consider donating to groups supporting wildfire evacuees in affected areas. Nadina Lake (R21721)Last updated: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 11:18 AMLocation: 63km southwest of Burns Lake• See approximate location of this wildfire on an  interactive map• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.Discovered: Tuesday, July 31, 2018Size: 72,172.0 hectares (estimated)Cause: LightningResources• 47 firefighters• 66 heavy equipmentIn addition,there are 352 persons assigned to this fire including: 17 helicopters, and 142 pieces of heavy equipment are shared amongst all fires that comprise the Babine complex and will be utilized according to areas of highest risk � life and property being the number one priority.There are now a total of 25 fire trucks and tenders with 78 crew people from various parts of the province working on structural protection.Status: ActiveCrews will attempt to open up the Owen East Road and prepare for planned ignitions. On the west flank of Nadina Lake crews were challenged by a series of cutblocks. On the northeast, visibility is still challenging. Crews have defendable lines built on the northwest flank. A guard is being planned from Old Issac Trail to Moose Pit, keeping it on top of the ridge towards Verdun as a result of activity August 19, 2018.Crews will continue to mop up any burned control lines, continue to bunch trees along roadways to remove any danger trees and establish guard. The planning and construction of contingency guard is ongoing.A planned ignition near Owen lake is being planned for today: only if conditions are optimalAlkali Lake (R91947)Last updated: Monday, August 20, 2018 at 10:44 AMLocation: 5 km northwest of Telegragh Creek• See approximate location of this wildfire on an  interactive map• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.Discovered: Wednesday, August 01, 2018Size: 39,000.0 hectares (estimated)Cause: LightningResources• 92 firefighters• 11 helicopters• 19 heavy equipmentA total of 125 personnel including a night shift are working on and in support of this fire. Today, 19 pieces of heavy equipment, including 4 water tenders, as well as 11 helicopters are supporting firefighting efforts. An Incident Management Team is stationed at Dease Lake. We are working closely with the Tahltan First Nation and several community members are engaged in fire suppression activities.Status: Active• 11% containedNortherly winds during the afternoon will be light and smoke will again accumulate in the Telegraph Creek and Glenora areas. Fire behaviour will likely increase in the afternoon particularly where there is less smoke and the sun�s heat can penetrate.Crews will again be checking structure protection, reinforcing guards and clearing danger trees. Crews and air support will continue work to minimize further impact to the communities of Telegraph Creek and Glenora. Tahltan First Nation staff and a number of contractors are working hard with heavy equipment to build and maintain guard. Structure protection specialists continue to install equipment on properties in the area and are relocating equipment from some areas where it is no longer required to new locations. Work has been completed on hand guard around properties on the south side of the Stikine opposite Telegraph Creek. Structural protection is in place in this area. BC Hydro crews have been working to clear up damaged line and replace poles. Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure have equipment in the area today to grade the road to ensure the safety of crews travelling into and out the fire ground.An accurate line scan of the fire boundary is due to be undertaken.Island Lake Wildfire (R11921)Last updated: Monday, August 20, 2018 at 12:07 PMLocation: Adjacent to Island Lake, S of Francois Lake• See approximate location of this wildfire on an  interactive map• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.Discovered: Wednesday, August 01, 2018Size: 17,291.0 hectaresCause: LightningResources• 64 firefighters• 8 helicopters• 11 heavy equipmentIn addition, 45 support personnel, 8 helicopters and 17 Structural Protection Specialists are *shared* between the Shovel Lake Wildfire and Island Lake Wildfire. Air support and Structure Protection is utilized according to areas of highest risk.Status: ActiveThe Island Lake fire remains active, but visibility is very poor over the fire. There was a 120 hectare excursion to the south of Anzus Lake running southeast towards Borel Lake, and crews are working to address this. No structural values are threatened. Crews continue to monitor for and extinguish any spot fires.Ground crews and heavy equipment are continuing to work off the 238 Road to build a fuel free containment line. Hand ignitions were conducted yesterday evening to support the development of safety zones between Borel Lake and Anzus Lake.Heavy equipment are working night shifts to build guard while fire activity is minimal. Today, crews will continue their work to tie the fire into the former Binta Fire burn scar from 2010. Crews are continuing to build guard on the southeast flank and the 238 Road and are monitoring for values in need of structural protection in the area and on the lakeshore.The weather is anticipated to be warm and dry today, with winds alternating from the east and the north up to 15 km/hr.While the BC Wildfire Service appreciates the support from the local communities, we are unable to accept or facilitate donations at the Fraser Lake fire camp. Instead please consider donating to groups supporting wildfire evacuees in affected areas.Verdun Mountain (R11796)Last updated: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 11:18 AMLocation: 10 km southwest of Grassy Plains• See approximate location of this wildfire on an  interactive map• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.Discovered: Tuesday, July 31, 2018Size: 14,711.0 hectares (estimated)Cause: LightningResources• 105 firefighters• 37 heavy equipmentIn addition,there are 352 persons assigned to this fire including: 17 helicopters, and 142 pieces of heavy equipment are shared amongst all fires that comprise the Babine complex and will be utilized according to areas of highest riskStatus: ActiveThe southeast flank is burning into an old burn scar. On the west flank, the fire is adjacent to the Keefe Landing Road but continues to hold there. Planning is in place to burn along this line as conditions allow to solidify the line.Behind Takysie two heavy helicopters were used to bucket along a guard. On the southwest corner the fire is backing slowly down towards a guard along the south. Crews complted guard from Takysie Lake to Tatalaska Lake, then from the north end of Tatalaska to Francoise Lake.Meachen Creek (N11886)Last updated: Monday, August 20, 2018 at 9:49 AMLocation: Kianuko Provincial Park and Meachen Creek drainage, approx. 10 km southwest of St. Mary Lake• See approximate location of this wildfire on an  interactive map• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.Discovered: Wednesday, August 01, 2018Size: 6,996.0 hectaresCause: LightningResources• 21 firefighters• 3 helicopters• 6 heavy equipmentA 22 person Incident Management Team from Ontario assumed command of this fire as of last night.Status: ActiveThe safety of the residents of the St. Mary Valley and the safety of our crews remains the first priority for the BC Wildfire Service.Yesterday retardant line was laid up the ridge along Meachen Creek. A planned ignition was then conducted from this retardant line to the northeast corner of the fire to tie into a predetermined boundary line. Activities were supported by a type 1 crew doing hand ignitions to solidify the area.Today type 1 crews will be patrolling and wet lining the area along Meachen Creek to ensure there is no encroachment. Depending on visibility, another planned ignition with retardant line may be conducted to have the fire burn cleanly to a predetermined boundary line in Fiddler Creek.Heavy equipment continues to work in the area east of the fire and south of St-Mary�s FSR as a contingency line if the fire were to encroach eastward.Values protection equipment will be installed on all structures west of St-Mary�s Lake by noon today. The Structure Protection Unit will then be assessing the properties to the east of St-Mary�s Lake.The IMT is waiting for better visibility to use helicopters to establish a new perimeter. Although the smoky conditions are limiting operations, the smoke is also moderating fire behaviour. The smoke is raising relative humidity and lowering temperatures, thus making the fire less active. The Incident Management Team is concerned that once these conditions dissipate, more extreme fire behaviour will once again be observed.last_img read more

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