Posted on: Monday, August 16th, 2010
Don’t you just love a good mystery? And what better symbol of the feeling evoked by the probing of the unknown than the box? It’s contents sealed, hidden from view, begging to be revealed.
Take this here mystery box for example, perched upon the island where Gower and Queen’s fork ways.
It just kind of showed up out of nowhere sometime in the last week or so and, last I checked, is still there unopened.
I NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S INSIDE.
It’s the not knowing that keeps me interested.
Surely not the only reason why they chose the name (I can think of at least one more), four female musicians from around these parts have formed a super group and dubbed themselves BOX.
Just what it is they have in store for us is still relatively unknown, but this brief documentary of the group’s formation perhaps holds a clue or two.
So far it looks like all we know is that BOX is made up of Janet Cull, Kelly-Ann Evans, Natalie Noseworthy, Jen Winsor, and that they’re coming.
Meanwhile, a quick glance at their Facebook Fan Page reveals that, in the short time since their inception, BOX has opened up a flood gate of appreciation from fans who have yet to hear a single note of their music.
But that’s on its way, the page promises, along with a fan testimonial episode on what they’ve dubbed BOX TV.
So stay tuned for more from BOX.
At approximately 9:30 AM on Wednesday, August 18, members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary will march from Fort Townshend to the steps of City Hall where the City of St. John’s will confer the “Freedom of the City” upon the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. The city will also officially name the parkette where the Legacy Sculpture will be erected, as “Constabulary Court”.
Following this momentous occasion, members of the RNC will then march to Constabulary Court located at the intersection of Gower Street and Queen’s Road in downtown St. John’s and will be accompanied by representatives from the fire department and Her Majesty’s Penitentiary. Her Excellency The Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will officially unveil this monument called the “Legacy Sculpture”. This Sculpture will symbolize and acknowledge the important contribution that members of the RNC have made since 1729.
The Sculpture was commissioned by the RNCHS and created by world renown artist Luben Boykov. It depicts a constable in period uniform (late 1800s).
In one hand he is holding a bulls-eye lantern and with the other, the hand of a little girl. He is guiding her to safety. This depiction reflects the strong connection between the RNC and the people of our Province.
Posted on: Sunday, August 15th, 2010
For what it’s worth, we’ve pulled Google’s Adsense ads from Signal in the wake of the recent Google/Verizon net neutrality debacle.
If you feel the same way, there are steps you can take to get the message to Google. The best one I can think of is to stop using Google’s search. The ad revenue they generate from search is their cash cow, and the data they collect from it is the backbone of their company. By switching to another search engine you are sending Google a powerful message.
I’ve been using Bing for the past week. I’m not gonna lie: it sucks compared to Google. I’ll likely give Yahoo a shot this week and see if it’s any better.
Other Google services, such as gmail and docs, have less of an impact on Google’s bottom line. For now I personally think it’s safe to continue using those. But search is getting Google where it hurts.
If you are going to switch, be sure to change your browser’s default search engine as well. The option to do so should be found within your browser’s settings.
If you have any thoughts on net neutrality, Google’s stance, suggestions for alternative search engines or anything else you’d like to share on the matter, please let us know in the comments.
Posted on: Friday, August 13th, 2010
The following is a satirical examination of the relationship between St. John’s and Mount Pearl. It should be taken with a grain of salt and at least two packets of vinegar.
Dear City of Mount Pearl,
Time and time again we have offered you the option to amalgamate with our fair city. Time and time again you have refused.
Let it be known, you had your chance.