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50 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, June 24 to 26



50 issues to do in Vancouver this weekend, June 24 to 26

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  • The TD Vancouver Worldwide Jazz Competition kicks off Friday and runs till July 3 at numerous native venues.

FRIDAY: the Barn Burner is a fundraiser on the BlueShore Monetary Middle for the Performing Arts that includes Steven Web page and Barney Bentall, with all proceeds to profit youth mental-health initiatives all through the North Shore.

FRIDAY: screening at Vancity Theatre of John Carpenter’s effects-filled 1982 horror traditional The Factor, starring Kurt Russell.

FRIDAY: The Speaking Stick CompetitionVancouver Civic Theatres, and the TD Vancouver Worldwide Jazz Competition current performances by Indigenous artists spanning a number of genres and nations on the Indigenous Summer season Stage on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

Jane Stanton performs standup comedy.
Jane Stanton performs standup comedy.

FRIDAYComedy Right here Usually? presents a standup comedy present at 604 Studios that includes host Peter Grant, Mike Greenwood, Aaron Learn, Machine Michelle, and headliner Jane Stanton.

FRIDAY: brass home band Too Many Zooz mixes jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk, EDM, and home music on the Fortune Sound Membership.

FRIDAY: ZOSO–The Final Led Zeppelin Expertise performs on the Rickshaw Theatre.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: The Days is a duet created by English choreographer Theo Clinkard in collaboration with Finnish dancers Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen, carried out on the Scotiabank Dance Centre.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAYDeep Cove Stage Society presents performances at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre till June 25 of Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo, directed by Kayt Roth.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the four-day Sound of Dragon Music Competition options Inuit and Mongolian throat singing and Taiwanese people music fused with jazz at the Annex.

The Dragon Boat Festival takes place at Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and False Creek.
The Dragon Boat Competition takes place at Harmony Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and False Creek.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Harmony Pacific Dragon Boat Competition options greater than 130 groups competing in dragon-boat races, with occasions happening at Harmony Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and False Creek. Performers on the mainstage embrace such native indie favourites because the Zolas, Lodge Mira, and Mauvey.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYUninvited: Canadian Ladies Artists within the Trendy Second gathers greater than 200 artworks by a technology of painters, photographers, weavers, bead employees, and sculptors. Operating till January 8, 2023, on the Vancouver Artwork Gallery.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYPacific Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Joel Horwood’s play Wolves Are Coming For You.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYThe Imitation Sport: Visible Tradition within the Age of Synthetic Intelligence, a brand new exhibition operating on the Vancouver Artwork Gallery till October 23, surveys the extraordinary makes use of (and abuses) of AI within the manufacturing of recent and up to date visible tradition world wide.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Artwork Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver is presenting the travelling exhibition Boarder X till October.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: new exhibition T. rex: the Final Predator reveals the story of probably the most iconic dinosaur on this planet by way of life-sized fashions, fossil casts, and fascinating interactives. The exhibition runs till January 22, 2023 at Science World.

Old Soul Rebel performs on Friday as part of the jazz fest.
Outdated Soul Insurgent performs on Friday as a part of the jazz fest.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the 2022 TD Vancouver Worldwide Jazz Competition options performances by top-name musicians from throughout the globe at numerous Vancouver areas till July 3.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYAll the things Beneath the Solar: In Reminiscence of Andrew Gruft, one of many Seize Pictures Competition’s featured exhibitions, runs till September 11 on the Vancouver Artwork Gallery.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Queer Arts Competition options three weeks of each playful and profound music, theatre, and literary occasions exploring the theme “Hauntings”, operating till July 8 at numerous Vancouver venues.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYWe Have been So Far Away is a travelling exhibition, displaying on the Vancouver Maritime Museum till November 27, that makes use of first-person narratives and archival photos to inform tales of the Inuit residential faculty expertise.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYEnsemble Theatre Firm presents performances on the Waterfront Theatre of the performs Marjorie Prime and Cross Over, operating in repertory till July 2.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Canoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh on the Vancouver Maritime Museum options the work of 20 Indigenous artists and carvers alongside historic photos and data that tells the story of the resilience and energy of Indigenous peoples by way of the conflict canoe and all it represents. Curated by Indigenous artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, the exhibition runs till July 3.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYCoastal Reflections, an exhibition of photographers Sanam Khani and Trevor Schmidt, runs till July 3 at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Arts Centre.

<em>Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio</em> shows at MOA.
Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio exhibits at MOA.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: displaying on the Museum of Anthropology of UBC till January 1 is Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio, which showcases the wealthy traditions of 33 Xicanx artists.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Arts Membership Theatre Firm presents performances on the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre till July 31 of Kinky Boots, a Tony Award–profitable musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAYGhosts of the Machine, a brand new exhibition curated by Elliott Ramsey that appears on the relationships between people, expertise, and ecology, runs till August 14 on the Polygon Gallery.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: displaying on the Polygon Gallery till July 3 is Gathering Darkness, an exhibition of images of Russia’s conflict on Ukraine by Alexander Glyadvelov.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Invoice Reid Gallery presents the exhibition True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel, which examines the work of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists, till March 19, 2023.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: a princess masquerades as a person to win love In Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux’s 1732 comedy, The Triumph of Love, at PAL Studio Theatre.

Cheer on the B.C. Lions as the take on the Argonauts.
Cheer on the B.C. Lions because the tackle the Argonauts.

SATURDAY: the B.C. Lions tackle the Toronto Argonauts in Canadian Soccer League motion at BC Place Stadium.

SATURDAY: at PopCappella II the Chor Leoni males’s choir performs pop songs by the likes of The Weeknd, Stevie Surprise, Jimmy Cliff, and A-ha at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.

SATURDAY: New York rapper and document producer Bishop Nehru performs the Biltmore Cabaret.

SATURDAYKaren Flamenco Dance Firm presents its manufacturing of Wizard of Oz on the Vancouver Playhouse.

SATURDAY: Zambia-born, UK-based electronic-music artist Laxcity performs 369 Carrall, with visitor So Sus.

SATURDAY: Portland, Oregon indie-rock band Hurricane performs the Rickshaw Theatre, with company MAITA.

Joyce N'Sana performs at the North Van Civic Plaza.
Joyce N’Sana performs on the North Van Civic Plaza.

SATURDAY: Montreal-based singer-songwriter Joyce N’sana performs Afro-blues-hop music on the Metropolis of North Vancouver Civic Plaza.

SATURDAY: Seinfield Burlesque is a bizarro night time of dance performances (and partial nudity) on the Rio Theatre that includes characters from the Seinfeld TV present.

SATURDAY: the Root Dwellers month-to-month music showcase options performances by SIESKI, Molly Annelle, and Fionn on the ANZA Membership.

SATURDAY: six-piece Celtic-folk band The Wheat within the Barley performs the White Rock Elks Corridor, with company Saint Cecilia.

SATURDAY: American comic Invoice Burr performs standup at Rogers Area.

My Dad Wrote a Porno is at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
My Dad Wrote a Porno is on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

SATURDAY: the comedy crew behind the hit podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno carry out their new dwell present on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

SATURDAYKristine Koster leads a Forest Remedy Stroll impressed by the Japanese custom of Shinrin-Yoku at VanDusen Botanical Backyard. SOLD OUT.

SATURDAY: screening on the Rio Theatre of Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story, administrators Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern’s documentary in regards to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Competition.

SATURDAYVancouver Symphony concertmaster Nicholas Wright performs triple-duty as curator, chief, and soloist for a live performance on the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts showcasing the sounds of the VSO’s string part.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: the twenty fifth annual Scandinavian Midsummer Competition on the Scandinavian Neighborhood Centre options cultural shows, artisan distributors, dwell musical performances, and Scandinavian meals.

<em>Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner</em> screens at the Cinematheque.
Atanarjuat: The Quick Runner screens on the Cinematheque.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: screening at the Cinematheque of Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat: The Quick Runner,  the first-ever function within the Inuktitut language.

SUNDAY: Foodstock 2022 at Swangard Stadium is a Larger Vancouver Meals Financial institution profit that includes eight bands and eight breweries, together with headlining band Bend Sinister.

SUNDAY: the Vancouver Whitecaps tackle the New England Revolution in Main League Soccer motion at BC Place Stadium.

SUNDAY: WrestleCore on the RIckshaw Theatre options the first-ever title defence of the INFINITY title, between Adam Ryder and former Affect X-Division Champion Trey Miguel.

SUNDAY: Toronto-based band Kobo City, that includes Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, redefines calypso music at Lynn Valley Village.

Milla Jovovich in <em>The Fifth Element</em>.
Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Aspect.

SUNDAY: twenty fifth anniversary screening on the Rio Theatre of The Fifth Aspect, director Luc Besson’s over-the-top sci-fi flick a couple of a cab driver who unwittingly turns into the central determine in the seek for a legendary cosmic weapon.

To see a whole lot extra occasion listings go to our Issues to Do in Vancouver web page, and for the newest updates and bulletins observe Vancouver Happenings on Twitter.

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PM Group grew operating profit 26% last year as pandemic boosted pharma sector




PM Group grew operating profit 26% last year as pandemic boosted pharma sector

This year will see its employees around the world return to offices ‘in large numbers’ as the company rolls out its hybrid working model

PM Group, the Irish-based worldwide engineering and building administration firm, grew its working revenue by 26 per cent final 12 months to €43.9 million, aided by development within the pharma sector because of the Covid-19 pandemic, its newest set of accounts present.

The group introduced its monetary outcomes for the 12 months ended December thirty first, 2021, on Friday. Web belongings elevated 31 per cent to €145 million.

Total income, together with cross by income – the place the group carries procurement and contract prices of behalf of purchasers – was €475 million, up 19 per cent. This efficiency was delivered following a powerful enhance in underlying payment income of 21 per cent.

Talking after the publication of the outcomes, the group’s chief monetary officer Rosita Fennell mentioned the Covid-19 pandemic had benefited the group financially.

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“The pharma sector generates about two thirds of our income, and the sector was very sturdy final 12 months,” she mentioned.

“Covid benefited us from a income perspective, however there was additionally lots of price concerned when it comes to ramping up our digital infrastructure and enabling distant working.”

This 12 months will see PM Group staff world wide return to places of work “in massive numbers” as the corporate rolls out its hybrid working mannequin. The event of digitally enabled instruments will help staff to work flexibly.

Ms Fennell mentioned the corporate would supply workers the choice to work three days per week remotely.

“We see the good thing about making an attempt to deliver individuals again into the workplace so we’re providing individuals the chance to come back in on a two day foundation as much as a 5 day foundation.”

The group is employee-owned with greater than 1,200 individuals holding shares within the enterprise, up 20 per cent on the earlier 12 months.

PM Group’s workforce grew by 17 per cent to three,500 individuals working throughout Europe, North America and Asia in 2021. The group’s worldwide presence grew in 2021 with new workplace openings in america and Germany.

PM Group is at present engaged on a variety of tasks throughout a number of nations offering design, building and undertaking supply options to purchasers within the pharmaceutical, meals, mission crucial, med-tech and superior manufacturing expertise sectors.

The corporate is creating 500 new jobs this 12 months throughout a variety of disciplines together with engineering, building, commissioning, knowledge analytics, finance and IT. Of those, 300 positions can be primarily based in Eire. Recruitment for the brand new positions is already underway.

PM Group chief govt Dave Murphy mentioned the most important concern going through the enterprise going ahead is inflation, including that it has been exacerbated by the Ukraine struggle.

“The fast affect could be when it comes to vitality costs and gas costs,” he informed The Irish Occasions. “It’s also affecting inflation and driving enter costs. It does appear to be it us going to be with us for fairly some time sadly.

“Lots of our purchasers have real enterprise wants in that area, however we haven’t seen our purchasers pull again when it comes to any of their investments so we’re nonetheless optimistic when it comes to our jobs bulletins.

“The primary quarter of 2022 has seen the sturdy momentum we had on the finish of 2021 sustained.”

The group continues to develop throughout all its markets with main tasks undertaken for Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, J&J, Meta, MSD, Pfizer and Sanofi.

The group mentioned the outlook for 2022 is optimistic with exercise ranges and backlog remaining sturdy. Group efficiency within the first quarter to March has maintained the sturdy buying and selling momentum from 2021, with income and earnings up year-on-year.

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Mosquito samples in Norfolk test positive for West Nile Virus




Mosquito samples in Norfolk test positive for West Nile Virus


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Two mosquito samples in Norfolk have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

According to officials from the Norfolk Department of Public Health, both samples were collected in the Colonial Place neighborhood Thursday.

The Division of Vector Management is now conducting mosquito management operations on this neighborhood, together with therapies of storm drains, and standing water, fogging operations, and continued surveillance actions.


The West Nile Virus is unfold to individuals by the chew of an contaminated mosquito. Mosquitoes grow to be contaminated after they feed on contaminated birds, after which unfold the virus to individuals and animals by biting them.


Most people infected by WNV do not have any symptoms. However, when it does develops into illness, symptoms can include a mild fever, headache, body aches, vomiting, or diarrhea. Death occurs in about 10% of persons with serious illness.


Residents are advised to take these preventive steps to help protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses:


  • Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents when outdoors in mosquito-infested areas. Always ensure that you follow directions on the label.
  • Wear clothing that is long, light, and loose.
  • Home doors and windows should be well-screened to prevent entry of mosquitoes.
  • It is important to eliminate mosquito breeding sites from yards by removing old tires, buckets, tubs, toys and other items that hold rainwater. Dump ornamental containers (e.g., bird baths) on a weekly basis, or use mosquito larvicide pellets or dunks periodically to treat larger containers (e.g., ornamental ponds, stagnant swimming pools).
  • Clean roof gutters and downspout screens.
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John Visentin, Xerox C.E.O., Dies at 59




John Visentin, Xerox C.E.O., Dies at 59

The photocopying and printing company said that Mr. Visentin died of “complications from an ongoing illness.”

John Visentin, Xerox C.E.O., Dies at 59 

                      Credit…XEROX      John Visentin, the chief executive of Xerox who led the photocopying and technology company through a tumultuous pandemic at a time when demand for printed documents and ink waned, died on Tuesday. He was 59.

Mr. Visentin, who became C.E.O. in May 2018 and was also the vice chairman, died of “complications from an ongoing illness,” the company said in a statement. A spokesman for Xerox did not share details about that illness or say whether Mr. Visentin told the company about it.

Steve Bandrowczak, the president and chief operating officer at Xerox, will serve as its interim C.E.O., the company said.

“John’s vision was clear, and the Xerox team will continue fulfilling it — not only to deliver on our commitments to our shareholders, customers and partners, but also to pursue John’s legacy,” Mr. Bandrowczak said in a statement.

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Before occupying the top position at Xerox, Mr. Visentin was steeped in the world of technology and business: He worked as an adviser to the chairman at Exela Technologies, an automation company, and was an operating partner for Advent International, a private equity firm.

After joining Xerox, Mr. Visentin sought to broaden the company’s offerings. For years, Xerox had been known as a hub for office technology, especially its xerographic copier, or Xerox machine — a ubiquitous, bulky product that commercialized the process of making photographic copies onto paper.

Mr. Visentin turned more attention “to digital and I.T. services, financial services and disruptive technologies,” James Nelson, the chairman of Xerox’s board of directors, said in a statement.

Under Mr. Visentin’s helm, the company also tried to make inroads in 3-D printing.

His selection as C.E.O. in 2018 was preceded by Xerox’s calling off its merger deal with Fujifilm of Japan after reaching a settlement with a shareholder activist and another major investor who sharply opposed the deal.

In November 2019, Xerox made a takeover offer to HP, a business synonymous with printers, in an effort to combine the two companies and cut costs.

The merger was supported by Mr. Visentin, who appeared to believe that the industry needed some sort of consolidation in order to appease shareholders concerned about the accelerating erosion of the traditional printing business.

The deal deteriorated after HP found that the cash-and-stock offer from Xerox undervalued the company. Later that month, it formally turned down the takeover offer, dealing a blow to Mr. Visentin’s business plans.

A graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Mr. Visentin began his career at IBM, according to his LinkedIn profile. He worked there for more than 20 years and then moved to HP. From 2013 to 2017, he was the chief executive of Novitex Enterprise Solutions, his company biography states.

Xerox described Mr. Visentin in its statement as a leader “who navigated the company through unprecedented times and challenges.”

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