Share This!My first time visiting Toy Story Land was at night and it was the best! Seeing the oversized Christmas lights illuminating the land enhanced the carnival theme, and not having the sun beating down was a very welcome relief.If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the evening, enjoy today’s narrated tour.What is your favorite park to experience at night? Let me know in the comments!
Office of the Accountant General (Audit) Chhattisgarh has invited applications from eligible candidates for filling up 6 posts of auditor/accountant under the sports quota. Eligible candidates can apply through the prescribed format within 30 days from the date of publication of advertisement.Vacancies: Auditor/Accountant: 06 PostsEligibility Criteria: Qualification: The applying candidates must have completed Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or institute. The aspirants who would be selected for the post of Auditor will have to qualify the Departmental Confirmatory Test for Auditor/Accountant within two years of their appointment Failure to pass the examination will render them liable for discharge from service.Age limit: 18-27 yearsPay Scale: Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay 2800/-How to Apply: The candidates interested and eligible for the above mentioned post may send their applications to Dy. Accountant General (Admn.), office of the Accountant General (Audit), Chhattisgarth, Zero Point, Post- Mandhar, Raipur, PIN- 493111, so as to reach the concerned authority within 30 days of the date of publishing of advertisement.Important Dates: The last date for submission of application forms is Within 30 days from the date of publication of advertisement.
A phone call from Miguel Angel Portugal was all it required to bring Kalu Uche back to India.Sitting dapper in his Delhi Dynamos’ uniform at the team hotel here, Uche looked fairly comfortable for a person who could be mounted with the pressure to deliver in the Lions’ upcoming Indian Super League season.The Nigerian forward enjoyed a decent season with Spanish outfit Almeria but couldn’t refuse a vital role in coach Miguel’s side. Having played for FC Pune City in 2015, this season is surely Uche’s second coming in the country.”It’s good to be back!” Uche exclaimed, as he spoke to Mail Today. “I was in Almeria when the coach called me and told me about his plans. I thought it was a good opportunity for me and I am ready for a new challenge, so I came back. I didn’t get to do much with Pune and it was a bit disappointing for me. So I do have some unfinished business,” added the 34-year-old, who starred in Nigeria’s 2010 World Cup campaign.Having spent majority of his time in Spain, where he plied trade with Espanyol, Levante and Almeria, to name a few, Uche credits the European league to have shaped his career for years to come.”The experience I have today, the football that I play is all down to what I gained in Spain. Spanish football has helped me a lot professionally. Believe me I have improved a lot playing against the biggest players and in one of the best leagues in the world,” he said.advertisementUche is one of the few players in the Dynamos squad to have the experience of playing in a complex league structure for a longer period of time.The forward recalls his time from La Liga where he used to play almost every week for nine months and believes he can use that to his advantage in the upcoming ISL season that will run its course for five months.”I am fit to play in the long run. I understand most of the Indian players here play for short period of time. But with the preparations we have been having for the past six weeks, I think it will be enough for us to keep us going till the end of the season.”Coaches are doing a great job to make sure we have strength to sustain for the five months. The players are not used to playing for a long time, but with the kind of training we had, they are going to have the energy,” he said.Reflecting upon India’s upcoming generation of players and the successful hosting of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Uche summed up with a piece of advice for the youngsters.”I think they need to get out, play in foreign leagues. I know it is difficult to play in Europe but at least explore other parts of the world and gain as much experience as possible.”
Tree canopies are a hallmark of the suburban tranquility in Montreal’s western environs, but some residents say the ear-splitting roar of a gardening tool used to maintain their foliage is causing a rift in the community.A municipal push in Beaconsfield, Que., to silence leaf blowers for the summer has embroiled the city of roughly 20,000 in a dispute that pits neighbour against neighbour.Mayor Georges Bourelle said he expects council will vote Monday to adopt a seasonal ban on leaf blowers. If enacted, the ban would run June 1 through Sept. 30 starting next year.It’s a decision that Bourelle considers a “compromise” as the city joins a number of other Canadian municipalities who’ve debated leaf-blower regulations.Vancouver, Toronto and several Montreal suburbs faced their own battles over whether to muffle the leaf blowers.Bourelle said councillors in Beaconsfield began considering a ban after it became clear some felt the leaf blower’s high-pitched drone was a nuisance, but their focus has since shifted to public health concerns tied to the machinery.The same forceful air speeds that allow leaf blowers to blast away grass clippings also lead to the dispersion of dust and other fine particles, said Bourelle. He believes that contributes to cardiovascular and respiratory disease.He also cited concerns about noise-induced hearing loss and high levels of air pollutants from the gas-powered engines.“People are not well informed on the very serious health hazards … or they simply choose to ignore it because of convenience,” said Bourelle.“To me, this is a very, very selfish approach. Because my goodness, you have to care for the environment, you have to care for your neighbours, you have to care for the health of people in general.”University of Victoria professor Eleanor Setton said the health effects of prolonged exposure to noise, fuel emissions and airborne particles have been well documented, but more research is needed to assess the actual level of risk posed by leaf blowers.Setton, who also serves as managing director of the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium, said some local governments may decide there is enough evidence to take a precautionary approach.Already two nearby suburbs of Montreal have implemented restrictions on leaf-blowers in recent years, said Mayor Bourelle.But not every community reached conclusions that led to a ban.In March, a report prepared by Toronto’s municipal licensing and standards department found there was insufficient evidence to support a complete leaf-blower ban on the grounds of health or safety concerns.The report also noted that landscapers, retailers and other commercial stakeholders “unanimously” opposed banning or setting noise limits on leaf blowers.Vancouver City Council faced similar pressures from a provincial landscaping association when members voted to ease regulations that would have banned gas-powered leaf blowers outright by 2004. Today, leaf blowers can be operated in most parts of the city, except the west end, and regulations limit the hours of use, proximity to residences and decibel levels.Adam Robertson, who runs an eavestrough cleaning company in Beaconsfield, said councillors have not been swayed by the protests of contractors who insist ditching leaf blowers during summer will hurt business owners and customers.Banning leaf blowers during part of his peak season could triple how long it takes to clear out the gutters of a single house, said Robertson, forcing him to pass the increased costs onto his clients.The manual labour would also take a physical toll on workers, he said, and even if he hired more staff, efficiency would suffer compared the blast of a leaf blower.He counts himself among a legion of residents he said are outraged by how local officials have handled the issue.“They’ve been bylawed to death in Beaconsfield and now they’re sick of it,” he said.Robertson is especially concerned by local council’s reluctance to release the findings of a city-commissioned poll gauging public sentiment on the leaf-blower debate.Bourelle said the poll will be made public after Monday’s vote in keeping with municipal protocol, noting that “a survey is not a referendum” and calling its findings “inconclusive.”Licensed pharmacist Janice Carr, who has been researching the health implications of leaf blowers for more than a decade, said she hopes business owners eventually recognize the potential opportunities around marketing low-noise landscaping.Carr said the community needs to work together to learn more about the health implications of leaf-blower use, rather than dismissing council’s efforts as overzealous regulation.“The adversarial route doesn’t work,” she said.