Two NLC students get cash for top marks

first_imgPhoto: Zach Dowd (middle) receives his $2,000 scholarship from Geomatics instructors Shauna Goertzen (left) and Lee Morden (right) – Submitted.Two Geomatics Engineering students at Fort St. John’s Northern Lights College received scholarships this week.The Association of B.C. Land Surveyors and the Northern Regional Group of B.C. Land Surveyors sponsored the scholarships.- Advertisement -On Monday, Zach Dowd received $2,000 and Vasily Petlyuk got $1,000.Both students are enrolled in a full course load, and obtain the highest academic standing at the end of the first term.The program is year one of the Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma program and is offered in partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Students who complete the certificate at NLC can transfer directly into year two at BCIT, or enter into industry.Photo: Vasily Petlyuk (middle) receives his $1,000 scholarship from Geomatics instructors Shauna Goertzen (left) and Lee Morden (right) – Submitted.last_img read more

3-D cinema comes to Fort St. John

first_imgThe Aurora Cinema Centre in Fort St. John will soon be showing films in 3-D.According to Aurora operators Landmark Cinemas “Digital 3-D cinema is the most immersive, intense, and entertaining movie going experience that the cinema industry has to offer” and they are proud to bring the experience to Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The first film being showed in 3-D for the public will be a re-release of the film “Avatar” with the debut being held on Friday, Oct. 8. One theatre within the cinema will be showing 3-D movies with a $3.50 surcharge for the experience. 3-D glasses will be provided by the cinema which can be taken home by patrons or given back to the theatre where they will be sanitized and recycled for use in another movie.According to the cinema these are not your cardboard 3-D style glasses of old, but rather they resemble black rimmed sunglasses for enhanced viewing pleasure.last_img read more

Teacher gets honors for using art in class

first_imgThomas Jefferson Elementary School in Burbank was a finalist in the school category. rick.coca@dailynews.com (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Linda Candib, a fourth-grade teacher from Valencia, was named Tuesday as a Bravo Award winner for her ability to inspire students by weaving the arts into general education lessons. A teacher at Charles Helmers Elementary, Candib was recognized during a gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel marking the 25th anniversary of the arts education awards. “(Art) is so much a part of life that it shouldn’t be left out,” Candib said before the ceremony. Candib has taught at Helmers for nine years, and in her class, every subject has the potential for an art component, including math. “You can do an art activity, like when I do geometry,” said Candib, who has a minor in art history and a master’s in dramatic art. “They can do a picture by making geometric shapes.” She’ll take the works of artists such as Russia’s Wassily Kandinsky and Holland’s Piet Mondrian, painters whose work fits well in a geometry lesson. Candib said using art as a learning tool allows the children to comprehend and retain information in a way that has meaning to them personally. At Tuesday’s ceremony, hosted by producer-director Garry Marshall, Candib won in the general education category. Brent Beerman of Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, Julianne De Sal of Viewpoint School in Calabasas and Marjorie Gaines of Newcastle Elementary School in Reseda were finalists in the arts specialists category. last_img read more

THE DONEGAL COMPANY BRINGING EXCELLENT RESULTS FOR CUSTOMERS

first_imgJoe McGee receiving his Customer Service Excellence Ireland recognition along with family and staff Promoted postBusinesses across Donegal and further afield are taking advantage of a local company which is putting customers first – with excellent results.Customer Service Excellence Ireland is a company which is measuring and ensuring excellence across all sectors and sizes of business in Ireland.Research and customer service audits in the recent years have shown a clear fall in the level of customer service standards with most experts and observers pointing to the Celtic Tiger years as having a damaging effect.“We simply took our eye off the ball” a spokesman said.Customer Service Excellence Ireland provides programmes to suit all sizes of business which start with measuring the quality of service.This is followed by relevant training workshops and the continuous improvement of the customer service quality.The aim then is to bring the service quality to the level of excellence and this is measured independently and recognition is then granted to the business.One such local company who has taken advantage of Customer Service Excellence Ireland is Letterkenny-based butcher shop Joe’s Butchers.The well-known butcher shop, based in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre, is the most recent recipient of the Customer Service Excellence Ireland award.They follow Glenveagh National Park and the Sandwich Co as others in Donegal who have used the programme.Joe McGee owner and well known businessman on receiving his award said they wanted to match their great products with great customer service. “We wanted to invest in our customer service standards so that our great produce on sale was matched by the customer experience being at a high level. We employed CSEI and found the partnership with them of huge benefit.“They measured where we were and then set about working to get us to a level where we feel the customer wants to be. The training used was very involving of our staff and in fact our staff suggested many of the improvements. It has been very worthwhile and we will continue our work with CSEI to ensure service excellence continues.”Customer Service Excellence Ireland was launched only this year and brings a fresh approach to the all important area of customer service.The training used in the workshops has the aim of establishing a focus on the customer experience and how that can be improved. By having a measurement before training and a recognition programme as a follow up, all three elements combine to produce a stronger customer service satisfaction outcome giving the business that uses the programme, a competitive edge. Your business may need a steer in the right direction and Customer Service Excellence Ireland could well provide that gentle push.For further information email; team@cseireland.ie , call 07491 16597 or visit our website www.cseireland.ieTHE DONEGAL COMPANY BRINGING EXCELLENT RESULTS FOR CUSTOMERS was last modified: August 27th, 2013 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:CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE IRELANDJoe’s Butcherslast_img read more

DONEGAL AIRPORT’S RUNWAY 5K READY FOR TAKE-OFF!

first_imgThe final preparations are being put in place for tomorrow’s (SAT) Runway 5k at Donegal Airport.500 participants will take off running, jogging or walking down a specially created 5 kilometre course along the runway for the first time ever at Ireland’s most scenic airport.The charity event at Ireland’s most scenic airport will be raising money for Kathleen’s Causeway of Coins, a fund raising initiative for Donegal Hospice in memory of late Letterkenny woman Kathleen Ruddy.Online registration is now, but participants can register to take part between 9:30am and 10:30am at Donegal Airport, Carrickfinn. Entry to the event costs €10 per adult and €5 for under 16s. A special family rate of €25 will be available for families of 2 adults and 2 kids.The event is scheduled to start at 11am sharp. For more information on Kathleen’s Causeway of Coins, please visit www.causewayofcoins.com.DONEGAL AIRPORT’S RUNWAY 5K READY FOR TAKE-OFF! was last modified: June 17th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Which club has the most players in the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals?

first_img 12 12 Daler Kuzyayev (Russia), Andrey Lunyov (Russia), Yuri Zhirkov (Russia), Aleksandr Yerokhin (Russia), Igor Smolnikov (Russia) Paul Pogba (France), Fred (Brazil), Victor Lindelof (Sweden), Marouane Fellaini (Belgium), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), Jesse Lingard (England), Phil Jones (England), Ashley Young (England), Marcus Rashford (England) Jose Gimenez (Uruguay), Diego Godin (Uruguay), Antoine Griezmann (France), Lucas Hernandez (France), Sime Vrsaljko (Croatia), Filipe Luis (Brazil) 12 Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Presnel Kimpembe (France), Kylian Mbappe (France), Alphonse Areola (France), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Neymar (Brazil), Marquinhos (Brazil), Thomas Meunier (Belgium) 12 Olivier Giroud (France), N’Golo Kante (France), Willian (Brazil), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Gary Cahill (England) =2. Manchester United – 9 players =2. Tottenham – 9 players Following Colombia’s dramatic penalty shootout elimination at the hands of England, there are now just eight teams remaining at the 2018 World Cup.The quarter-finals are set to get underway with Uruguay, France, Brazil, Belgium, Russia, Croatia, Sweden and England competing for the four semi-final places. Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Samuel Umtiti (France), Ousmane Dembele (France), Ivan Rakitic (Croatia), Philippe Coutinho (Brazil), Paulinho (Brazil), Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium) 12 Raphael Varane (France), Luka Modric (Croatia), Mateo Kovacic (Croatia), Casemiro (Brazil), Marcelo (Brazil) 4. PSG – 8 players 12 12 Igor Akinfeev (Russia), Mario Fernandes (Russia), Sergei Ignashevich (Russia), Alan Dzagoev (Russia), Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) center_img Dejan Lovren (Croatia), Roberto Firmino (Brazil), Simon Mignolet (Belgium), Jordan Henderson (England), Trent Alexander-Arnold (England) =8. Real Madrid – 5 players 12 Benjamin Mendy (France), Gabriel Jesus (Brazil), Danilo (Brazil), Fernandinho (Brazil), Ederson (Brazil), Vincent Kompany (Belgium), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Kyle Walker (England), John Stones (England), Raheem Sterling (England), Fabian Delph (England) 12 1. Manchester City – 11 players =6. Chelsea – 6 players 5. Barcelona – 7 players 12 =8. Zenit – 5 players =6. Atletico Madrid – 6 players There are plenty of Premier League faces still knocking around in the final eight, despite the loss of big names such as Mohamed Salah and David de Gea.Plus many top players from European clubs too, even though Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been booted out.But which club has the most players left in the tournament? Scroll down to find out.=8. Liverpool – 5 players 12 A large Premier League presence still remains at the tournament Hugo Lloris (France), Toby Alderweireld (Belgium), Jan Vertonghen (Belgium), Mousa Dembele (Belgium), Kyle Walker (England), Danny Rose (England), Harry Kane (England), Kieran Trippier (England), Dele Alli (England) =8. CSKA – 5 players 12last_img read more

ORANGE WEATHER ALERT ISSUED AS ANOTHER STORM HITS DONEGAL TONIGHT

first_imgMORE power cuts are on the way tonight – as forecasters issued yet another Orange Alert weather warning for County Donegal.The alert covers a 22 hour period from 5pm tonight until 3pm tomorrow.It follows a relatively calm Christmas Day, where the only snow to be seen was in the Bluestack and Derryveagh mountains. Met Eireann says gusts inland of 120km/hr are expected with wind gusts of up to 130km/hr on the coasts in the latest storm tonight.St Stephen’s night will be very windy or stormy with south to southwest winds gusting to speeds of 100 to 130 Km /hr. They’ll be strongest in coastal areas. There’ll also be heavy rain or sleet, which will clear to heavy or thundery showers of rain or hail overnight.These heavy showers will continue through Friday. It will be very windy or stormy during the morning with very strong, gusty westerly winds. The winds will gradually ease through the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees. On Friday night, showers will gradually become confined to western coastal counties. Frost will develop in many areas with icy patches on roads. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees.Saturday will be cold and bright with scattered heavy showers of rain or hail and a risk of thunder. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with light to moderate westerly breezes. On Saturday night, showers will retreat to the west coast. A sharp frost will develop again icy stretches on roads. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees. Sunday will start off dry and bright. However heavy rain and strong southerly winds will spread eastwards across the country through the second half of the day and early night. It will clear overnight. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.Further spells of wet and windy weather will spread from the west at times during Monday and Tuesday.WEATHER WARNING: STATUS ORANGEWind Warning for the whole countryBecoming very windy or stormy again during the evening of St. Stephen’s Day, continuing overnight and for much of Friday. Southeast winds, becoming southwest during the evening, will increase to 55-75 km/h, with gusts of 90 to 120 km/h, and up to 130 km/hr in some coastal areas, leading to further disruption and possible damage.Valid:Thursday 26 December 2013 17:00 to Friday 27 December 2013 15:00ORANGE WEATHER ALERT ISSUED AS ANOTHER STORM HITS DONEGAL TONIGHT was last modified: December 26th, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegalDonegal Dailyweather alertwindslast_img read more

HEARTACHE AND ANGER AS BURGLARY VICTIM ‘GENTLE GEORGE’ TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

first_imgA MILD-mannered pensioner threatened and robbed at his Donegal home has been admitted to hospital suffering from the stress of the incident.Gentle George Moore, who is 87, was one of the victims of the spate of attacks in the east of the county.He had a knife waved at him and he was shaken at his home. Although his premises now has a state-of-the-art alarm and lights system, friends told Donegal Daily that George is now suffering from shock. George had appeared at a public meeting in Manorcunningham two weeks ago alongside other victims of the sickening burglary attacks.He is pictured here at that meeting.Last night as hundreds of people turned out again to vow to prevent more incidents, Mr Moore wasn’t there.“He is suffering from shock,” said one friend. “George is the salt of the earth. He wouldn’t harm a fly but he just hasn’t got over what happened. He was left traumatised and we think he is suffering delayed shock after the incident.“That’s what happens to good people when these evil people attack an innocent elderly person. It leaves them traumatised.“This is what happens. It’s just dreadful.”Another friend said: “You couldn’t meet a more innocent man. Everyone is praying for George and we hope he gets out of Letterkenny hospital soon.“The whole community is right behind him and his family.” People right across the communities of Donegal are being invited to join a community Text Alert scheme in a bid to crack down on the criminals.A meeting will take place at the resource centre in Manor next Monday at 9pm. A report on last night’s meeting is in our news section on Donegal Daily.HEARTACHE AND ANGER AS BURGLARY VICTIM ‘GENTLE GEORGE’ TAKEN TO HOSPITAL was last modified: February 27th, 2014 by John2Share 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:burglary victimeast DonegalGeorge Moorelast_img read more

So what was the bizarre reason for a traffic delay in Letterkenny today?

first_imgIt’s a sight for sore eyes if your car ever breaks down – a breakdown truck.But one breakdown van came to its own rescue today when it encountered its own bit of bother at the Polestar Roundabout in Letterkenny.Nothing like being in the right place at the right time! So what was the bizarre reason for a traffic delay in Letterkenny today? was last modified: October 28th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Pharmacy passes on business after 90 years with the same family

first_imgA pharmacy which has been operated by the same family for more than 90 years has been sold on this week.This week marks the end of an era on Milford’s Main Street with the sale of McCormick’s Pharmacy.Outgoing proprietor, Mark McCormick said the new owners, Healthwise Pharmacy Group takes over the business from this Friday and all ten jobs are being retained. The original pharmacy was founded in 1927 by Derry man, Owen McCormick and has been a huge part of the commercial life in Milford ever since.McCormick’s Pharmacy was originally located on Milford Upper Main Street and moved to its current location in 1936.Mark McCormick said that since his family has been residing in Dublin for the past seven years, it was time for him to move on and while he regretted selling the business established by his grandfather he wished to thank all their loyal customer base for their support over all those years.Known as the Donegal Drug Company, the McCormick’s had a huge business back in the day and were one of the main black and white photo labs in Donegal and wholesalers in the business for a generation. The late Val Johnston was the pharmacist for 48 years while Tessie McPaul worked there for over half a century. Described by Sheila Friel in her book on Milford’s history a number of years ago she described McCormicks’ as ‘a symbol of the continuity that is so much a feature of Milford life’.Local woman Agnes Diver recalled to the Tirconail Tribune leaving school one Friday at the age of fourteen and attending a wake with her late mother. And while there a member of the McCormick family offered her a job from the following Monday.Her job in summer was in the film lab and a big number was engaged in processing the films that came in from pharmacies around the county. There was a big production line upstairs where the negatives were printed and then posted with a great degree of urgency since Owen McCormick prided himself on the quality of work his staff produced.Following the sudden death of Owen McCormick in 1951 the McCormick family decided to retain the business and 81 years later they’ve decided to sell up and move on to other projects in life.The late Tony Conaghan was on the road delivering medicines that were prepared and packed over the winter months and it was a thriving enterprise. Glass bottles were returned, washed and filled with cod liver oil and a range of lotions and potions, labeled, corked and packaged for distribution.The firm continued to move with the times and today McCormick’s is a modern pharmacy catering for the well-being of a large clientele.The Healthwise Pharmacy Group is a well-known name with fifteen outlets and many of these are already located in Donegal.The Healthwise Pharmacies concept was developed by Liam Grimley, James Cassidy and Donal Cassidy in order to bring the benefits of group purchasing to local communities while preserving the integrity and service levels of the locally run community pharmacy. The business model has evolved to allow shared ownership, where partner pharmacists avail of the product range, prices and support services of the Healthwise model, while ensuring the pharmacy remains under the management of a dedicated local pharmacist.In this way Healthwise Pharmacies intends to preserve the ethos of the locally run community pharmacy, while offering a wide range of products and services at the keenest prices.Pharmacy passes on business after 90 years with the same family was last modified: December 1st, 2017 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:donegalMcCormick’s chemistMilfordlast_img read more