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24
Dec
2019

DONEGAL BUSINESSES TO GET CHANCE TO GET HEALTH CHECK-UP!

first_imgBusinesses in Donegal will get the opportunity to perform a Business Health check and determine if their enterprise is fit for the future, at a fantastic event organised as part of this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Week.Andrew CurryThe Futures Company event will take place in An Grianan, Hotel, Burt on Thursday March 6th from 9am to 1pm and according to Andrew Curry who will deliver the programme, those who attend will learn how to re-focus on the needs of their customers.“It doesn’t matter whether you are a large multi-national or a sole trader, your customer is the key to your survival, development and growth. “Sometimes when you are consumed with everything that is involved in running a business you can lose sight of that. This event will help you re-focus on your customer and their needs,” Mr. Curry said.He added that those who attend the event in Burt will get an opportunity to look at what the needs of their customer are, and to determine if there are things they could change to acquire more customers.“As part of the morning event we will look at some of the consumer trends and how things are changing globally and those attending will get to ask questions and try to determine if they are really selling the right things to the right people.”The Thursday event will, said Mr. Curry, be one of participation, with those in attendance very much taking part in the process, asking questions and interacting with the other businesses attending. “At the end of the event, everyone will be able to take away worksheets of the morning’s learning and they will be able to bring that back to their business to look again at how they can make adjustments or improvements. They will be able to perform a business health check,” he added.The Futures Company has glowing testimonials from huge companies like Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, GlaxoSmithKline and Diageo to name but a few, but their Director Andrew Curry said the principles apply every bit as much to a small business – perhaps indeed, even more so – since the loss of even a few customers can often have a massive impact on a small business.“The event will be a great way to re-focus on who your customer actually is and hopefully everyone will go away with one or two ideas on how to improve their business and build on their customer base for the future,” he said.Of course the Futures Company event in An Grianan Hotel is just one of many lined up as part of the terrific line-up organised for the 10th annual Donegal Enterprise Week.“This year’s programme once again has a terrific range of speakers, workshops and seminars all aimed at providing opportunities for learning and networking. The ultimate objective is to help established businesses and indeed new start-ups to grow and develop, which will assist the economy of our county,” Michael Tunney, CEO of DCEB said. “The full line-up of events is available online and while all of the events are free, it is necessary to register and we’d urge people to visit donegalenterprise.ie to have a look at the week’s programme and to register as soon as possible,” Mr. Tunney added.He concluded: “Having teamed up with Sendmode as a partner this year, people can also receive text information and reminders about Donegal Enterprise Week if they free text DEW to 50015.”County & City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.DONEGAL BUSINESSES TO GET CHANCE TO GET HEALTH CHECK-UP! was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Andrew CurryDonegal Business Weeklast_img read more

18
Dec
2019

Tribute by President Jacob Zuma

first_imgDelivered at the memorial service in honour of former President Nelson MandelaFNB Stadium, Johannesburg10 December 2013Mama Graca Machel and the entire Mandela family and the abaThembu clan,Excellencies Heads of State and Government,Excellencies Former Heads of State and Government,Deputy Presidents and representatives of governments,Heads of international organisations in all regions of the world,The leadership of the ANC and Alliance partners,Leaders of fraternal political organisations in Africa and abroad,Activists of the former anti-apartheid Movement,Eminent persons, friends of South Africa from all over the world,Fellow South Africans,Sanibonani!Good day!Molweni!South Africans sing a popular freedom song about former President Nelson Mandela.We sing that he is one of a kind, that there is no one quite like him. Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela akekho ofana naye.The song is one of the most accurate descriptions of this global icon who is the founding President of a free and democratic South Africa and also the former President of the oldest liberation movement in the continent, the ANC.His passing has marked an unprecedented outpouring of grief across the world. Yet, it is grief, tinged with admiration and celebration.Everyone has had a Mandela moment, when this world icon has touched their lives.Let me begin therefore, by thanking all the Heads of State and Government and  international delegations present here today.We also extend our deepest gratitude for the messages of condolence that we continue to receive.The Mandela family, the South African people and the African continent as a whole, feel stronger today, because we are being comforted by millions throughout the world.Dear South Africans,That we are Madiba’s compatriots and have lived during his time, is a cause for a great celebration and enormous pride.Never before has our country celebrated a life as we are doing with that of Madiba.We do not call Madiba the father of our rainbow nation merely for political correctness and relevance.We do so because he laid a firm foundation for the South Africa of our dreams – one that is united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous.We do so because Madiba was a courageous leader.Courageous leaders are able to abandon their narrow concerns for bigger and all-embracing dreams, even if those dreams come at a huge price.Madiba embodied this trait. He was a fearless freedom fighter who refused to allow the brutality  of the apartheid state to stand in the way of the struggle for the liberation of his people.Being a lawyer, he understood the possible consequences of his actions. But he also knew that no unjust system could last forever.He said at an ANC Youth League conference in 1951;“True, the struggle will be a bitter one. Leaders will be deported, imprisoned, and even shot.“The government will terrorise the people and their leaders in an effort to halt the forward march; ordinary forms of organisation will be rendered impossible. But the spirit of the people cannot be crushed…until full victory is won”.The struggle became Madiba’s life.He was at the forefront of the radical change in the ANC in the 1940s, advancing the long walk to freedom.He became a Volunteer in Chief during the Defiance Campaign in the early 1950s and became the first Commander in Chief of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto We Sizwe, in the early 1960s.He paid dearly for his beliefs and actions through imprisonment.He stated in 1962;“I was made, by the law, a criminal, not because of what I had done, but because of what I stood for, because of what I thought, because of my conscience.”Arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment during the Rivonia Trial later in 1964, he never lost his fighting spirit.For 27 years, the South African people spoke about him in hushed tones, out of fear. In fact, if the apartheid government had its way, they would have been banned even from thinking about Madiba.But the powerful name of Nelson Mandela lived on.He continued to inspire our people every single day, from inside prison walls.He demonstrated unique leadership in starting negotiations with the enemy whilst in prison. He also negotiated for the release of his fellow political prisoners first before his own release.His release from Victor Verster prison on the 11th of February 1990 was one of the most remarkable and moving moments in world history.The world came to a standstill watching this tall imposing figure walking out into a world he had left behind 27 years before.The emotions and feelings we felt on that day are difficult to express in human language.A downtrodden people who had been dehumanised and made to feel like pariahs in the land of their birth, suddenly saw signs that freedom would be attained in their lifetime.South Africa needed a leader like Madiba to help us through a difficult transition from apartheid to a free democratic society.In the bumpy road to our historic first free and fair elections, there are many times that he brought our nation back from the brink of catastrophe.The massacre at Boipatong in 1992 and the killing of the popular leader of our people, Chris Hani in 1993, are some of the occasions when our country faltered in its long walk to freedom, when we stared into the heart of darkness.It is at these times that Madiba restored a sense of calm and purpose and brought us back on the road to freedom.South Africa’s first democratic elections were largely peaceful because of this leadership that he displayed.Indeed, there is no one like Madiba. He was one of a kind.Today, on International Human Rights Day, we celebrate Madiba the man of peace. Today is the 20thanniversary of his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, on the 10th of December 1993.This freedom fighter had always stated that the ANC had resorted to arms because of the intransigence of the apartheid regime which responded with violence, bannings and detentions to simple demands for equal citizenship, human rights and justice.To him, for South Africa to attain peace, the armed struggle was inevitable, but it was a means to an end but not an end in itself.Madiba’s love for peace was also evident in the work he did in the continent. The people of Burundi enjoy peace and democracy today because of the seeds of peace planted by Madiba.Following the historic national elections on 27 April 1994, an unprecedented number of Heads of State and Government and eminent persons from around the world descended upon our shores for Madiba’s inauguration as the first president of a free and democratic South Africa.Today, the whole world is standing still again, to pay tribute to this greatest son of South Africa and Africa.Fellow mourners,There is no one like Madiba, he was one of a kind.The world speaks fondly of Madiba’s promotion of unity, reconciliation and non-racialism during his Presidency.He had declared as follows during trial in 1964;“The ANC has spent half a century fighting against racialism. When it triumphs it will not change that policy’’.Thus his promotion of non-racialism and reconciliation during his tenure as President of the Republic was not surprising.Compatriots and friendsSpeaking at the adoption of a new Constitution of the Republic adopted in 1996, Madiba outlined the vision of the new society.He said;“Let us give practical recognition to the injustices of the past, by building a future based on equality and social justice. “Let us nurture our national unity by recognizing, with respect and joy, the languages, cultures and religions of South Africa in all their diversity.“Let tolerance for one another’s views create the peaceful conditions which give space for the best in all of us to find expression and to flourish.  Above all, let us work together in striving to banish homelessness, illiteracy, hunger and disease.”With the magnitude of challenges facing the young South Africa in mind, Madiba set about uniting the nation.He carefully managed the anger and frustrations of both the oppressors and the oppressed, and reminded us of our common humanity that transcended racial boundaries.He also managed both the fears of the minority and the high expectations and impatience of the majority.He told us that the promises of democracy would not be met overnight and that the fears of the few would not be allowed to derail the newly won freedom.We all agreed with him, as Madiba never hesitated to speak his mind when it was necessary to do so, regardless of how uncomfortable the words may be to recipients!Many leaders, some of whom are present here today, have experienced his sharp tongue.Realising the power of sport to conquer prejudice, former President Mandela embraced South Africa’s 1995 Rugby World Cup ambitions, donning the Springbok jersey at a time when it was much-maligned by the majority of the population.This would be a hallmark of his Presidency.Our sports teams yearned for the Madiba Magic that his visit would bring, each time they faced formidable opponents.Beyond promoting reconciliation, Madiba also laid a firm foundation for transformation as well as reconstruction and development.He knew that reconciliation without transformation and reconstruction, would be meaningless.Under his leadership, the new democratically elected government focused on addressing historical injustices and creating new institutions to facilitate the building of a democratic society based on the principles of non-racialism and non-sexism.Close to 800 racist apartheid laws were removed from the statute books in the first 10 years of democracy.The dismantling of the legal framework of apartheid and transformation of many state institutions led to the visible improvement of the socio-economic conditions of millions of people.Thus, Madiba laid a foundation for  a better life for all, which was the rallying cry of his Presidency.Madiba also laid the foundation for our country’s now successful fight against one of the greatest scourges of our time, that of HIV and AIDS, while still in office and during his retirement.The global 4 666 4 campaign gave birth to Mandela Day, a global call to action, mobilising people to spend at least 67 minutes helping those in need.In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 18th of July as “Nelson Mandela International Day”.Each year on the 18th of July, the world comes together to celebrate Mandela Day, recognising Madiba’s selfless sacrifice in betterment of others.Indeed, Madiba was one of a kind.Bantu baseNingizimu Africa,Silahlekelwe kakhulu ngobaba wesizwe uTata uMadiba.Siyazi benimthanda kakhulu, futhi nisamthanda kakhulu namanje.Leliqhawe liyibekile induku ebandla. Sikhumbula namhlanje leliVolontiya elikhulu likaKhongolose.Sikhumbula umkhuzi wokuqala wamabutho oMkhonto weSizwe.Sikhumbula iqhawe elalizimisele ngisho nokufa imbala, ukuze abantu abamnyama bathole inkululeko.Sikhumbula iqhawe elalwela ukuthi abantu baseNingizimu Africa baphile ngentokozo ezweni elingenakho ukwesaba, elingenanhlupheko nalapho abantu belingana bonke khona.Yingakho nje sithi akekho ofana no-Tata uMadiba.Compatriots and friends,While saying Madiba was one of a kind, we also remember that he believed in collective leadership and that he never wanted to be viewed as a messiah or a saint.He emphasised that all his achievements were derived from working with the ANC collective, among whom in his own words, were men and women who were more capable than he was.Thus, the South Africa that you see today, is a reflection of Madiba and many others like him, who sacrificed their lives for a free nation.We thus remain truly grateful to his peers, Walter Sisulu, Oliver Reginald Tambo, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Dorothy Nyembe, Florence Mophosho and countless others who left indelible marks in the history of our struggle.Compatriots and friends,Today Madiba is no more.He leaves behind a nation that loves him dearly.He leaves a continent that is truly proud to call him an African.He leaves the people of the world who embraced him as their beloved icon.Most importantly, he leaves behind a deeply entrenched legacy of freedom, human rights and democracy in our country.In his honour we commit ourselves to continue building a nation based on the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.United in our diversity, we will continue working to build a nation free of poverty, hunger, homelessness and inequality.As the African continent led by the African Union, we will continue working to fulfil his desire for a better Africa and a more just, peaceful and equitable world.Tomorrow, our people will accompany Madiba on his last journey to the seat of government, the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where his body will lie in state for three days.I have the honour today, to announce, that the Union Buildings Amphitheatre, where Madiba was inaugurated as President in 1994, and where his body will lie in state, will, with effect from today, be called the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre.This is a fitting tribute to a man who transformed the Union Buildings from a symbol of racism and repression to one of peace, unity, democracy and progress.Compatriots, comrades and friends,We extend yet again, our deepest condolences to Mama Graca Machel, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the entire extended family.Madiba has run a good race. He declared in his own words in 1994;He said;“Death is something inevitable.“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.“I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for eternity.”I thank you.Issued by The PresidencyPretorialast_img read more

15
Dec
2019

Windows 8 Boss Sinofsky Out At Microsoft

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The shakeups keep coming in the world of tech. Two weeks ago Apple booted out Scott Forstall, who oversaw development of the iOS operating system. And now Microsoft is losing its top development boss – Steven Sinofsky, who ran Windows 8 and was perhaps the most powerful person in the company after CEO Steve Ballmer.Whether SInofsky jumped or was pushed is not clear. Microsoft says the departure was a mutual decision. President Of WindowsSinofsky’s title had been President of Windows and Windows Live. He will be replaced by Julie Larson-Green, a veteran Microsoft executive who most recently has been overseeing user interface design. That’s been a big project at Microsoft which is trying to unify all of its products and platforms – Windows, Windows Phone and even the Xbox — with a tile-based interface that used to be known as Metro.Sinofsky, meanwhile, is known to be an abrasive, polarizing figure with an outsized ego – much like Forstall, who was so obnoxious that some people quit Apple rather than work with him, while others, including two top executives, refused to sit in meetings with him unless CEO Tim Cook was present.I heard earlier this year that Sinofsky and Ballmer had been butting heads. Sinofsky became a hero inside Microsoft for driving development of Windows 7, which rescued Microsoft from the mess that was Windows Vista. Word is he had become so powerful inside the company that supposedly he had stopped listening to Ballmer, and simply did whatever he wanted to do.Sinofsky’s departure comes just two weeks after Microsoft introduced its long-awaited Windows 8 operating system and its Surface tablet, both of which have been receiving tepid reviews.Job Done, Job Gone?My guess, looking in from the outside, is that Ballmer decided to get rid of Sinofsky a while ago, and told him to finish up WIndows 8 and then get out.Microsoft is a leaky enough place that we’ll probably get the true story, or perhaps several versions of it, in the not-too-distant future.For now we must make do with a press release from Microsoft in which Ballmer says the goal of the shakeup is to make sure that Microsoft can “continue to drive alignment across all Microsoft teams, and have more integrated and rapid development cycle for our offerings.”Apple said similar things when it booted Forstall, talking about the need to have better collaboration across teams. The implication was that the much-loathed Forstall was an impediment to collaboration. The same may be true of Sinofsky, who nonetheless bowed out gracefully with a quote about the “blessings I have received” at Microsoft. “I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company,” Sinofsky said in the press release.“Humble” is not a word one often heard in the same breath as “Sinofsky.” But it may be he is feeling that way right now.Image courtesy of Microsoft. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img dan lyons Tags:#Apple#Forstall#iOS#Microsoft#Sinofsky#Windows Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

07
Nov
2019

Part of My Diary

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 2, 2010June 20, 2017By: Faatimaa Ahmadi, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Faatimaa Ahmadi, one of the sixteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.September 28, 2010“Welcome Faatimaa! This is our office and our workplace! I am sure that we can learn many things from each other.”That is my mentor’s voice in my ear. Ashoka Fellow Rita Sembuya tries to speak word by word to introduce Joyce Fertility Support Centre to me. “It started as a patient support organization for childless couples at 2001 and from 2007 it also concentrated on supporting women through education.”I am thinking to myself, how is it possible to work in a place made of just a balcony and an old garage, (although I cannot ignore its wonderful garden)! Oh my God!! Where am I!! I am surprised and trying to hide it. I remember the advice of my professor, Golnar Mehran, when she said goodbye to me. She said, “Wash your eyes and look in another way; in this way you will learn many things from Uganda.”Now it has been one month since coming to Uganda and starting work at the Joyce Fertility Support Centre. I see how this very small office with rare facilities is capable of doing big jobs and I am happy to be here.When I arrived my big problem was not being fluent in English, such a disturbing problem it is! Joyce group helped me to improve my language and to be familiar with the environment I am in, to know the context more and more. I know that if we are going to educate women according to our project there is need to connect the educational content to their context.During this time we had many meetings in this office to make clear what are we going to do. I recognized that Rita is perfect at brainstorming. She is doing this job so great that after finishing the meeting I feel pain in all of my neurons!!There are many similarities between my mentor’s philosophy in education and mine. Sometimes I ask myself how it is possible for two people studying different majors and living in two different continents, far from each other and have never met but have many similarities. I applaud all the decision makers for this match.During these days I have been able to see how the knowledge I learned during my masters course turns to practice, such a sweet time it is! Rita paved the way for me to visit some organizations and evaluate their work according to how they educate women in maternal health field. These visits helped me to improve my evaluation skills and to see with my eyes how the traditional model of education is dominant in maternal health field unfortunately. That model is one in which people must focus on convincing others to adopt a desired behavior, and provide information, repetition of messages or imitation of behavior (http://bmb.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/1/59.full).I wish to bring change in the way of education in maternal health during this project.Share this:last_img read more

28
Oct
2019

10 months agoReal Madrid fear Man City (& Pep) advantage in Junior Firpo race

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid fear Man City (& Pep) advantage in Junior Firpo raceby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid face competition for the signing of Real Betis defender Junior Firpo.Real see Firpo as a long-term successor for veteran wing-back Marcelo and are willing to pay his €50m buyout clause.However, El Confidencial says Manchester City are also keen, where manager Pep Guardiola is a fan.And concerning for Real Madrid is City’s advantage as Firpo’s agent is Pere Guardiola, the manager’s brother.The situation could lead to Real president Florentino Perez moving immediately to meet Firpo’s clause and close a deal before City have time to act. last_img read more

18
Sep
2019

Van Persie announces retirement by the end of the season

first_imgFeyenoord striker Robin Van Persie, has announced that he is set to retire from football by the end of the current season with the Dutch club.Dutch striker Robin Van Persie has lived a very fruitful career as a professional, he is set to retire in the same club where he began this adventure as he just announced on Wednesday.Ahead of next Sunday’s Klassieker between Feyenoord and Ajax, Robin Van Persie just confirmed that the time for him to hang up the boots should be when he is still having fun while playing football and this season is ideal for that decision.Robin had one of the most successful careers of any Dutch footballer in modern history, he lived an especially significant career for both Arsenal and Manchester United, clubs where he became a world-class player.After leaving his club in Holland looking for success in England, Van Persie arrived in Arsenal with the hope of winning many trophies under Arsene Wenger but he only won the FA Cup and the Community Shield.The Dutchman didn’t win a major trophy until Sir Alex Ferguson brought him to Manchester United, where he won the 2012-2013 Premier League with the Red Devils.Robin also returned to his hometown club where he won the Cup, something that made him feel like his career was finally complete and ultimately decided on retiring this season.“When should I stop? That is normally at the end of this season. That’s the approach,” said Van Persie via Four Four Two ahead of Sunday’s Klassieker vs Ajax.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I will be 36 years old and will have been a professional for 18 years. From the age of five, I’ve only been involved in football. I also do not believe that my return to Feyenoord has only been successful if we win the title.”“How is it successful? This is actually it, if you look at the whole picture. I had lost the fun. That’s not how I wanted to end, without pleasure. The fun has returned at Feyenoord.”“I want to win as a football player and the cup win was nice, but that is not the measurement between whether [the return to Feyenoord] is successful or not.”“I wanted to give something back, share my experiences. I am trying to help my fellow players.”“I see it as broader than just winning a title or not. That is the goal – that is what the club also say – but whether or not we win a title is not decisive for me on whether my return is successful or not,” he concluded.Important win yesterday, we keep going! Eyes on the prize! Trust the process 😁 pic.twitter.com/4VcXJOQ0yA— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) September 3, 2018last_img read more

14
Sep
2019

Friday Afternoon Update Rain Forecasted For Swan Lake Fire Area

first_imgThe southwestern corner of the fire experienced some increased activity near, but inside, containment lines.  Work will continue to cool this area as well as securing the perimeter northward to the Sterling Highway by extinguishing any remaining burning or smoldering fuels adjacent to the containment lines. Structure protection on the western flank is effectively in place. The community of Cooper Landing does remain in a ‘Set’ status. Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “We are always going to do the most conservative action to keep the people safe, and that is why we remain at ‘Set’. Rocky Gilbert, with the Incident Command Team: “Our firefighters continue to focus on protecting the communities of Sterling, Kenai Keys, and Cooper Landing. On the west side of the fire we continue to have crews in the direct line between the fire and Skilak Lake Road.” There are currently 740 personnel working on the fire. The expected containment date is September 15. The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification means residents should be preparing for a potential evacuation should the threat level increase. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting has been scheduled for Friday at 6pm, at the Sterling Community Center. You can tune into KSRM 920AM to listen live. Original Post: Noon: The Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 162,179 acres and is now 27% complete. On the southwest corner of the fire, south of Sterling Highway, a portion of the line is now showing as complete. This means that fire managers feel safe that heat has been extinguished within 30-50′ of the fireline.Active fire behavior is expected to continue but an increase in cloud cover and humidity with potential rain, will begin to moderate fire activity. Expect to see group and individual tree torching, surface fire spread and backing fire. Winds ahead of incoming low will test containment lines on the north and west fire edge. The southwestern corner of the fire experienced some increased activity near, but inside, containment lines.  Work will continue to cool this area as well as securing the perimeter northward to the Sterling Highway by extinguishing any remaining burning or smoldering fuels adjacent to the containment lines. Structure protection on the western flank is effectively in place. The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification means residents should be preparing for a potential evacuation should the threat level increase. The small amount of rain forecast won’t put the fire out but it may reduced fire behavior.  Fire Managers expect the road to continue to have pilot car escorts when its open and there is a possibility of long waits so be prepared with food and water.,The community of Cooper Landing does remain in a ‘Set’ status. Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “We are always going to do the most conservative action to keep the people safe, and that is why we remain at ‘Set’. Sterling Highway Update: Noon: The Sterling Highway remained open throughout most of the morning with pilot car escorts between mile 71 and 40.  There is a chance Friday’s expected wind could cause the fire and smoke to pick up.last_img read more