Correction: The previous story stated Jean Von Hollen when it should have been Tony Von Hollen.TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor is forgiving the fees for the burial of the ashes of Tony Von Hollen who used to be a former Councillor and Mayor with the District of Taylor.But before they could go ahead with the decision, they had to make sure they could legally do it. Once that was cleared, they took the vote to council.- Advertisement -Mayor Rob Fraser said that with all the work he put in for the district, that he had no problem waiving the fees.He also asked that staff come back with a policy for forgiveness of costs for previous Mayor or Council members that sat on the board.
Mohammad Kaif, coming from Uttar Pradesh gained prominence in the cricketing circles after leading India’s U-19 team to World Cup victory in 2000, with a team comprising Yuvraj Singh, Ajay Ratra and Reetinder Sodhi – who later went on to represent India.Kaif’s consistent performance in domestic cricket and a solid batting technique earned him his maiden Test cap at the age of 20 against South Africa. But somehow, Kaif failed to make an instant impact at the international level and later was dropped. Then in 2001-02, he was drafted back into the ODI squad and it was in 2002, Kaif made headlines after playing a match-winning knock against England in the NatWest final at Lord’s.Kaif scored a scintillating unbeaten 87 and led India to victory chasing a huge target of 326. Then he followed it up with a century against Zimbabwe in the ICC Champions Trophy. Kaif, somehow lost momentum but for his fielding credentials got a longer run before getting dropped again after poor 2005-06 season.Kaif, who played for India in 125 ODIs and 13 Tests, is celebrating his 36th birthday today.
September 11, 2017GreenLight Solutions Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates experimental learning opportunities for university students by connecting them with local organizations to collaborate on sustainability projects. This past weekend, the GS foundation and a group of Arizona State University students came to stay and work at Arcosanti for their annual retreat. (text by Shannon Mackenzie, photos by Devron Lovick)Most students are majoring or concentrating of sustainability studies. The group with the construction team to continue their effort of restoring the highroad foot trail, initiated an impact analysis on the recycling facilities and process at Arcosanti, and enjoyed a hike along the Agua Fria River. More to come.Find out more about GreenLight Solutions at www.glsolutions.org
Turkish pay TV operator Türksat has tapped Finnish broadband technology specialist Teleste to provide its Luminato digital headend in partnership with the Finnish company’s local reseller.Telest will provide Türskast with a platform for the delivery of services over cable, OTT TV and IPTV with live content processing.According to Teleste, one single RU Luminato chassis can host up to 144 QAM channels.“We look forward to continue our cooperation with Teleste to provide Türksat with the latest headend technology on the market. We are confident that the flexible and compact Luminato platform meets their requirements of rich and reliable content delivery for years to come”, notes Ender Kümüştekin, sales director.“With the amount of IP traffic increasing by the day, many cable operators are expanding their business by scaling up their networks and DOCSIS-based IP capacity. However, as networks grow, headend sites and hubs – which are usually set in buildings with limited available space –cannot be easily extended or relocated to take care of the increase in installations. This means that operators need to find solutions that can utilize the existing headend space to the maximum. As a digital TV headend with one of the highest densities in the market, Teleste Luminato provides an excellent option for saving space while meeting diverse consumer needs,” said Julius Tikkanen, vice president of video service platforms for Teleste.