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Hope mayor notes importance of emergency kits as district keeps tabs on weather – Abbotsford News



In the area of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie in east Abbotsford on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier this week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, BC, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier this week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, BC, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hope Mayor points out the importance of emergency kits as the district monitors the weather

As New Atmospheric River Approaches Fraser Valley, Mayor Says, Be Prepared

This is the calm between storms and the perfect time to prepare, says a Fraser Valley mayor.

Hope Mayor Peter Robb said district officials are monitoring current Environment Canada weather reports as an atmospheric river flows into the region.

Hope is currently in a recovery process after being cut off from the rest of the county for several days, including at least one day without power to most of the city. The slides that cut the city on all highways are being cleaned and travel is mostly only for essential travelers.

Robb said district personnel are “continuously monitoring our high-risk sites to record and respond to any changes.”

He reports that both the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers have returned to normal levels.

Just before another torrent of rain is expected, both on Thursday and Saturday this week, he offered some reminders.

“You can help our community by being prepared with your own emergency kit,” he said. “Do you have a small bag full of clothes, food and water for three days, flashlight for power outages and recipes you need?”

Read more about emergency preparedness on the Emergency Management BC website.

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Need a Microsoft 365 Family subscription? Get a $50 Amazon Gift Card for just an extra $6




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If you’ve been waiting for the right time to renew your Microsoft 365 subscription, this might be it. Amazon has a Cyber ​​Monday deal for an annual subscription to Microsoft 365 Family, which means you can get a $50 Amazon gift card with it for just $6. That means you get 12 months of Microsoft 365 for your family, plus a $50 Amazon gift card for just $106, instead of $150.

    Microsoft 365 Family 12 Month Subscription + $50 Amazon Gift Card ($44 off)
    Microsoft 365 gives you access to Microsoft’s Office apps, Microsoft Editor and Family Safety. You also get a $50 Amazon gift card for just $6 more.

Microsoft 365 Family includes all the standard Microsoft Office apps — Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook — for up to 5 users, plus 1 TB of OneDrive storage for each of those users (5 TB in total). It also includes recent additions such as premium Microsoft Editor features, including clarity, brevity, and other advanced suggestions. Plus, you get access to Family Safety features, including location tracking for your family members, screen time control, and parental controls for kids.

As mentioned above, the family plan works for up to five users and lasts for a whole year. Being a part of Microsoft 365 also means you get new features and updates every month at no extra cost, unlike Office’s perpetual licenses that are only updated every three years and require you to purchase a new license. Buying this subscription will also activate auto-renewal, so you’ll need to opt out if you don’t want to continue using it after the first year.

Plus, you get a $50 Amazon gift card to spend on anything you want, and you pay just $6 for it. That basically gives you an extra $44 to spend on just about anything you want on Amazon, which is a really nice deal.

Stop by our Cyber ​​Monday PC Deals hub to check out some of the best deals on PCs, accessories, and more — you might even be able to use that Amazon gift card on some of them. If you’re more interested in smartphones, we also have a list of Cyber ​​Monday deals focused on that.

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Orlando Pirates vs LPRC Oilers: LIVE SCORES




Orlando Pirates vs LPRC Oilers: LIVE SCORES

Orlando Pirates are in action tonight in their CAF Confederation Cup final play-off round first game against LRPC Oilers.


The meeting is scheduled for kick-off at the Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Liberia for 18:00.


The Buccaneers secured their spot in the final round of play-offs after beating Congolese side Diables Noirs 1-0.

LRPC Oilers vs Orlando Pirates: LIVE SCORES

Starting position

Orlando Pirates

Mpontshane, Nyauza, Mngonyama, Mabaso, Mako, Motshwari, Makaringe, Hotto, Mabasa, Mntambo, Dzvukamanja

Subs: Sandilands, Shandu, Maela, Sam, Monare, Makgaka, Mhango

Shape guide

“Both sides have had a mix of results in recent weeks, but based on their most recent appearances, Orlando Pirates should go into the game with some confidence.” – The official Pirates site report.

“In their last assignment, the Soweto Giants were dominant on the road, beating Stellenbosch FC 3-0 to claim their biggest margin of the season. The result also ended a two-game winless run that saw the Buccaneers endure a loss and a draw, both away from home. The Oilers, on the other hand, have had a harder time since they kicked off their domestic league campaign with a convincing 3-0 win over newly promoted Sandi FC.


“Since then they have played three games without winning, drawn twice and lost once. The Liberians are in the Confed Cup after falling from the Champions League, courtesy of a 4-0 aggregate defeat to Raja Casablanca. Orlando Pirates reached the Playoff Round after beating Diables Noirs of Congo in their draw in the second qualifying round.

READ NOW: Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates & Co Are Banned From Participating In CAF Club Competitions!

Orlando Pirates vs LRPC Oilers: kick-off time

The action at the Kanyon Doe Sports Complex starts at 18:00. The match will NOT be broadcast live in South Africa. It also remains to be seen whether a live stream will be provided by the Buccaneers’ social media team.

This website will give you live coverage this afternoon of the Orlando Pirates showdown against LRPC Oilers. You can follow Liberia’s live scores here.


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Restaurant X opens in Port Washington




Restaurant X opens in Port Washington

The letter X can stand for many things. For Port Washington’s Restaurant X, which quietly opened its doors in late October, it symbolizes an entire philosophy aimed at bending the rules of what it means to both eat and run a restaurant.

“We have a small menu that’s always changing, and there’s not a lot of rigidity, hence the ‘X’,” said Gabriel Moroianu, a partner. “It’s unobtrusive – anything goes.”

For the first few weeks of Restaurant X’s existence, there wasn’t even a sign over the door—just a row of misted-up windows on Main Street, beyond which diners would find a plush, gray-on-gray dining room. Each banquet comes with a sealed gray envelope, and inside it a multi-course tasting menu that changes every two weeks. Charged with that constant reinvention is Chef Tomo Kabayashi, Chef de cuisine Cesar Aguilar and a rotating roster of visiting chefs (Chef Xs) which will start in January.

“We saw Chef Tomo as our culinary anchor for this project,” says Moroianu. “Chefs Tomo and Cesar have carte blanche with creativity, to put their best foot forward and use their brains to create something unique.”

Originally from the Japanese prefecture of Yamaguchi, Kobayashi is a familiar face on the local gastronomic circuit, including a stint as head chef of Toku Modern Asian in Manhasset.

Kobayashi and Aguilar have known each other for years, and it was in Toku where most of the partners met; next to Moroianu they are Buck Canon, Calvin Lau and Juan De La Cruz. (Robert S. Heicklen, a real estate agent, is also a partner). Together, they used their collective experience to reverse engineer restaurant life and create an adventurous, ever-changing place where stress and toxicity are minimized.

“We’ve worked in chaos for so many years, so we wanted to create calm,” says Canon, a former chef who doubles as a bartender, serving custom-made mixed drinks behind the dramatic, illuminated marble bar.

Each two-week era is themed, and diners are encouraged to keep their menus closed so they’ll be surprised by every twist on the nine-course tasting, which costs $160 per person, or $215 with wine pairing. There is a parallel vegetarian menu for $120 per person, $175 with wine pairing.

Restaurant X’s opening menu was French-Asian themed. The small plates feature Berkshire pork “char siu porchetta” in a plum-mustard-ginger glaze; a fillet of madai (Japanese sea bream) dramatically served in clear parchment (en papillote) cut open by a server and topped with tomato shiso fondue; and a charred wagyu beef cheek with a clear yuzu koshou gravy. The vegetarian menu featured dishes such as roasted maitake mushrooms with potato galette, shiso butter and truffle puree.

Pastry chef Joemi Reyes, once the pastry chef of Jericho’s One North, makes layered, silent show-stopping desserts such as coconut panna cotta with azuki bean gelée and spiced mango candy, accented with dianthus blossoms.

Moroianu, a sommelier, creates the wine pairings for each menu. “Pairing wine with each course brings out nuance,” he said.

A shorter four-course tasting menu is available at the bar, for $80, and already seems to be attracting a following; many of the chef’s tasting dishes are available as small a la carte plates, from $10 to $24.

In December, Restaurant X will debut a wild-game themed menu; in January, they welcome their first guest chef: Christian Delouvrier, the once-Michelin-starred chef of the late, great Lespinasse in New York City.

Restaurant X is open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner at 170 Main St., Port Washington, 516-918-9446.


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