Science World is coming to the Peace Region

first_imgThe Community Science Celebration is taking place at the Fort St. John campus of Northern Lights College on Saturday, March 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. VANCOUVER, B.C. — Science World will be bringing its unique and entertaining science shows to Peace Region next week, sponsored by BC Hydro.Science World’s On The Road team will be in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and other Peace Region communities between February 20 and March 3, visiting schools and participating in a Community Science Celebration on March 4.“BC Hydro is proud to be a sponsor of Science World’s On The Road tour—a program geared towards engaging northern communities with shows, demonstrations and challenges,” said Cynthia Dyson, Director of Corporate and Marketing Communications, BC Hydro. “We’re excited to be part of the initial conversation in inspiring future science and technology leaders, while educating the community about electrical safety.”- Advertisement -Science World’s travelling team visits over 30,000 students each year at schools outside the Lower Mainland who might not otherwise have a chance to visit Science World’s main location in Vancouver.In addition to the school shows, the team will also be presenting four workshops in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek:The High School Leadership Workshop at North Peace Secondary School on February 20The ‘Big Science for Little Hands’ Workshop for Early Childhood Educators at the South Peace Child Care Resource and Referral Centre, in Dawson Creek on February 28The Surprising Science Workshop on the Lakeview Learning Centre in Dawson Creek on March 1The ‘Opening the Door’ teen networking event at Dawson Creek Secondary on March 2The team will wrap up its trip to the Peace Region with a presentation at the Community Science Celebration. The free community event will include eye-popping shows, demonstrations and challenges, along with an opportunity to meet all the people in the community doing cool science, technology, engineering and math every day.Advertisementlast_img read more

Government to look into farmers concerns on land ordinance

first_imgUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh (left) with BJP President Amit Shah. Photo: File/PTIUnder attack from the opposition in Rajya Sabha, Government on Monday indicated that it was open to look into concerns of farmers over the land acquisition ordinance, amidst expectations that provisions in the bill to replace it could be amended to accommodate critics.This emerged after an informal meeting of BJP Parliamentary Board chaired by party chief Amit Shah and attended by senior ministers including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who had earlier held discussions with a number of farmer representatives.”There are several issues in the minds of farmers. We have an inclination to ponder and go into these concerns,” Union Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after the over two-hour meeting at Rajnath Singh’s residence.The Home Minister has held meetings with representatives of 27 farmer organisations, including today, and the discussions will continue tomorrow when the bill replacing the ordinance will be introduced in Lok Sabha.The government’s indications of a rethinking on the controversial land bill appears to have come in the face of stiff opposition from political parties and its lack of numbers in the Rajya Sabha.”In today’s informal meeting of the Parliamentary Board, important issues before Parliament, including the Land bill were discussed. There have been various concerns raised by farmer representatives during their meetings with the Home Minister and we have taken note of them.”On the concerns raised by farmer organisations and representatives, we feel there is a need to take note of them and we are ready to consider them,” Kumar said.advertisementAnanth Kumar said the party chief and the Home Minister will apprise the Prime Minister on the discussions held in today’s meeting over the land ordinance issue.He said the Prime Minister has himself said in the all-party meeting that BJP was ready for a thorough debate in Parliament on the land ordinance and accept suggestions.Sources said that the top BJP leadership decided to hold a meeting of the Land Reforms Council that will soon be convened to take up concerns of landless labourers and farmers.Earlier during the day Rajnath Singh had met representatives of Ekta Parishad which had decided to support social activist Anna Hazare’s agitation against the land ordinance and had given this assurance to them.Singh gave the activists of Ekta Parishad a patient hearing and told them that the government was ready to look into their genuine demands.Among those who attended today’s meeting include Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Thawar Chand Gehlot, J P Nadda and Ram Lal.last_img read more

Asian Games: Manjit Singh wins gold in 800m, Jinson Johnson finishes second,Asian Games: Manjit Singh wins gold in 800m, Jinson Johnson finishes second

first_imgManjit Singh celebrates winning the final of the men’s 800m athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 28, 2018.   –  Reuters Manjit Singh celebrates winning the final of the men’s 800m athletics event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 28, 2018.   –  Reuters August 28, 2018 × COMMENT Published on SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL Asian Games COMMENTS Manjit Singh upstaged pre-race favourite compatriot Jinson Johnson to win gold in men’s 800m in a 1-2 finish for India in the event here today.The 28-year-old Manjit ran his personal best time of 1 minute and 46.15 seconds to win his maiden major international medal.Johnson, who smashed legendary Sriram Singh’s 42-year-old 800m national record in June during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships, finished second in 1:46.35. He holds the national record of 1:45.65.Abdalla Abubaker of Qatar was third in 1:46.38. 0 sportlast_img read more