The Sylva Driver License office, located at 876 Skyland Dr., Suite 2, will no longer be open for Saturday hours beginning Nov. 5. The office will now operate on a weekday schedule of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.DMV now offers driver license renewals and many other services online. Customers are encouraged to check the official DMV website at www.ncdot.gov/dmv and click “Online Services” to see if their driver license needs can be met online.
Strong winds on Monday afternoon caused the wildfire on Chimney Top Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to spread rapidly onto private lands in the City of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The fires prompted for a mandatory evacuation of the city of Gatlinburg. The Sevier County Emergency Management Agency told residence to evacuate immediately. The evacuation included the downtown area, Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, East Foothills and Ski Mountain. The Dollywood Dream More Resort and Dollywood Smoky Mountain Cabins were also evacuated. Shelters were set-up for displaced residence at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, The Gatlinburg Community Center along with others. The Wildfires also prompted school closings in the area. Currently 30 structures including a 16 story hotel were reported to be fully-involved. Crews as far north as Bristol Tennessee were called in for mutual aid. There were no reports of fatalities. The rain that moved through overnight helped fire fighters as they tried to contain the blaze. State and federal funds and resources have been deployed to the area.
The economy is depressing but there’s no shortage of cool new individual hires in tech to report already this year. Mozilla, Dell, AOL Sports and some of our favorite startups have picked up new engineers and executives this week. The biggest tech job news of the New Year, though, may be that Lifehacker’s long time editor Gina Trapani announced yesterday that she’s leaving her position.Check out some of the young year’s first highlights in tech hiring as reported by our site Jobwire below. Jobwire is sponsored by VisualCV, which is a service for job seekers. Jobwire reports on 10 to 15 completed new hires in tech and new media every weekday.Changes at LifehackerAfter four years at the helm of the wildly popular productivity blog, lead editor Gina Trapani announced yesterday that she’s “stepping down from the site lead position to work on Some New Stuff.” Will that be Lifehacker work? Gawker work? Something entirely new? We’ll see! Read our full coverage of Gina’s announcement.Mozilla Developer Tools Lab Adds a Crew MemberWho in web tech wouldn’t love to work in the new Mozilla Developer Tools Lab? That’s what Kevin Dangoor gets to do now, we found out this week.AideRSS Grows Its TeamOne of our favorite companies on the web, AideRSS/Postrank, has hired two more engineers. Fresh from a new round of funding, we’re really excited to see what kind of technology they develop. See our coverage of this Canadian startup’s new additions.Old Media and New Media Make a TradeFormer Chicago-Sun sports columnist Jay Mariotti got scooped up by AOL Sports and Talking Points Memo blogging star Greg Sargent has come on board the Washington Post.Louis Gray Joins SocialToo as AdvisorWeb 2.0 uber-early-adopter Louis Gray took an advisory position at an otherwise unknown startup, he announced this week, and in comments Gray explains exactly what he’ll be doing for the company.Head on over to Jobwire to find out about other new hires at RedHat, MindTouch, Stack Overflow and more. We’re reporting on 10 to 15 new hires in tech and new media every day at Jobwire. From executives to engineers, if you’ve got a new job or your company has made a new hire – let us know! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Features#news#web marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
Bangladesh lifted the ban on allrounder Shakib Al Hasan playing in overseas events, paving the way for him to compete in Australia’s Big Bash League in two weeks.Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon made the announcement on Thursday, after consent from all board directors.”Shakib’s embargo to play overseas tournaments is lifted from this moment,” Hassan said. “(The board directors) are satisfied about his behaviour.”He was not punished for his performance. It was all about his attitude.”In July, Shakib was suspended for six months and told he wouldn’t receive permission to play in overseas competitions until December 31, 2015. He was punished for a “severe attitude problem” following altercations with the Bangladesh coach and a fan during a one-dayer against India in Mirpur.On September 15, the BCB partially lifted the ban and allowed Shakib to play for Bangladesh in the Asian Games, and recent home Test and limited-overs series wins against Zimbabwe.