Peace Country Comedy Festival coming up this weekend

first_imgTickets are still up available for select shows as comedians take the stage at the Lido tonight, to start off the 2nd annual Peace Country Comedy Festival.This year, eight comedians are performing nine different shows in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.Primarly taking place at the Lido, comedians will also be performing at many different venues, from the Pomeroy Hotel, to the Lake Point Golf course in Charlie Lake, and Sudeten Hall in Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -Every comedian who is performing has performed at the Lido before – not necessarily as part of the comedy festival, but for their own shows.Owner of the Lido Brian Kirschner says he was inspired by comedy festivals in cities like Halifax, Winnipeg, and Montreal – and it wasn’t difficult to attract comedians to come perform in a smaller place than most comedy festivals.“They all love the Lido, we have a pretty good reputation across Canada,” Kirschner said. “They get treated top notch here, and really, I have to select comedians and pair it down to what I can have for shows … Getting the acts is the easy part.”Advertisement Kirschner is thinking big for the future of the festival – he hopes some day it can attract CBC to come broadcast the shows.Tonight, Greg Morton, Tim Nutt, and Johnny “Bagpipes” Johnston will take the stage at 8 PM – door open at 7 PM.last_img read more

Police Investigating UTV Theft In Fort St. John Over Long Weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St John RCMP are investigating the theft of a side-by-side over the weekend.Sometime between 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 19, 2016 and just before 6:30 P.M. on Monday, May 23, thieves broke into a business yard on 87A Avenue and stole a 2013 Polaris Ranger XP Side by Side.  The Ranger is maroon in colour and had an aftermarket light bar attached to the roof at the time of the theft.If anyone has any information about this theft, or any other thefts of All Terrain Vehicles, they are encouraged to call the Fort St John RCMP Detachment at 250-787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

Will Desktop Virtualization Be Relevant in the Era of Cloud Operating Systems?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud-oriented operating systems like Chrome OS, Jolicloud and Peppermint OS can run on low-end hardware and provide an alternative to desktop virtualization infrastructure (VDI). Instead of running a desktop environment on a central server, the desktop is displaced entirely in favor of Web applications. This approach does away with the need to virtualize and can ease compatibility issues across platforms. The offline storage feature of HTML5 will solve the availability issue for Web applications.If cloud-oriented OSs catch on, will desktop virtualization still be relevant?Porting desktop applications to the Web a great solution to compatibility issues. But there are some situations when it’s not practical. Not all legacy applications can be ported to the Web effectively. And though modernizing old desktop-based enterprise applications is a great goal, it’s not always financially feasible. In some cases, it’s cheaper and easier to use virtual machines. In these cases, running virtual desktops that are accessible from the Web could combine the two paradigms.In some cases you might want to run Web applications within a virtual environment. Caching data locally, through HTML5 offline storage or by other means, can create security issues. You need to be able to encrypt and remotely wipe disks containing potentially sensitive data. Enterprise device management tools provide this capability, but there are some scenarios in which you may not want to wipe all the data on a device.For example, employee-owned devices are becoming more common in the enterprise. Consider this scenario: employees using iPads they purchased themselves to access company Web applications. They use secure connections, but cache data offline. What happens when someone decides to leave the company?You may want to wipe the employee’s device, but that would mean wiping all the personal data from the device as well as all the company data. Perhaps you could make it a company policy that employees who use their personal devices for work have to agree to having their personal information wiped if and when they leave the company. But this could be bad for morale, and discourage staff from bringing useful devices to work.If you’re running a VM on the device, however, you can remotely wipe just the VM and leave the rest of the data on the device intact. It may make sense then to use a VM even when only accessing Web applications, so that all cached data can be selectively wiped. In this case, you’ll want to run a local VM that includes features such as a VPN client and Web browser. VMware is working with LG on a solution along these lines.Desktop virtualization has many uses. Even as new devices proliferate and applications move to the Web, running local or remote VMs will remain a relevant technology for years to come.Photo by Yasunari Nakamura Tags:#Desktop Virtualization#solution-series A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts klint finleylast_img read more

Drop Kieron Pollard for final ODI: Waqar Younis to West Indies

first_imgLegendary Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis believes Kieron Pollard is hurting the West Indies team’s morale with his lackadaisical approach and should be axed for Wednesday’s final One-Day International against Pakistan.Waqar said the big-hitting all-rounder “did not even try” as the Caribbean side slid to a 59-run defeat in pursuit of an imposing 338 for victory at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday, reports CMC.Pollard entered in the 38th over with the West Indies on 194 for four and facing a required run rate of nearly 12 runs an over but displayed little aggressive intent. “His approach and the way he played in this game and in any of the T20 games, you’re destroying the morale of the team,” said Waqar on Monday, the second highest wicket-taker in Pakistan Test history with 373 scalps from 87 games.”The way he batted – he went in with 11 an over or about 12 an over required and he is known for this sort of situation. And he just went in and he hit one boundary and batted the entire time and not going anywhere.”He wasn’t there, he was not in the middle so I feel he needs a break. Whoever you want to bring in, Pollard needs a break. That’s how I feel.”Pollard has been a peripheral figure in what has been a wretched series, as the West Indies have lost all five of their games against Pakistan, spanning the three-match Twenty20 series and the ongoing two of the three-match One-Day series. (Also read: 2nd ODI: Babar Azam hits another century as Pakistan clinch series against West Indies)advertisementThe right-hander managed nine from 17 balls in the first T20 which the West Indies lost by eight wickets, scored 18 from 13 deliveries in the side’s 16-run defeat in the second game and got 16 from 12 balls in the last game which ended in an eight-wicket loss.So far in the two One-Days, Pollard has scored nine and 22 – the latter innings on Sunday requiring 29 balls and ending with him getting out in the deep in the penultimate over with the fate of the game already decided.Former West Indies batsman and captain Vivian Richards, also a television analyst for the series, agreed changes were necessary for the final One-Day, with Pollard perhaps sitting out and left-hander Jonathan Carter coming in. He also argued for Shannon Gabriel to play alongside 19-year-old speedster Alzarri Joseph, who made his debut in the second One-Day.”I think that if Shannon is fit for the next match why not play the two individuals (Gabriel and Joseph). It’s a good suggestion in terms of Pollard, (he) didn’t really show up tonight (Sunday),” Richards said on Monday.” …but those particular two in that sense in the fast bowling department, it would be nice to see Shannon Gabriel back (alongside) Alzarri Joseph.”last_img read more