MLA Pat Pimm congratulates regional small businesses for award nominations

first_imgPeace River North MLA Pat Pimm has congratulated the businesses in the region who are nominated for Best Community Impact and Best Workplace — City Furniture & Appliances in Fort Nelson, and Black Ace Supply in Fort St. John, respectively“These awards strive to celebrate the contributions made by new and existing small businesses in B.C. towards our local and global economy,” he said. “The business that receives the Best Community Impact Award goes to a company that’s truly making a difference in their community.”Of Fort St. John-based Black Ace Supply, who, as earlier reported, were nominated for Best Workplace, Pimm said the business who receives that award ‘provides a supportive, happy and healthy work environment for their staff.’- Advertisement -“It’s a leader in encouraging both mental and physical health in its employees through education, incentives and activities for all staff members,” he added.Recipients of Small Business BC Awards will be recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash.Nominees go through rounds of voting until the Top 5 are chosen to present a business pitch to the judges, à la Dragon’s Den. Advertisement The winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on February 25 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, and be offered a one-year all-access pass to education, resources, and mentorships from experts in business.last_img read more

Mayweather might make mark vs. Judah

first_img Mayweather-Judah would be only for Judah’s WBC belt. Corrales-Castillo III: The first two fights between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo were held in Las Vegas. The third, which will be a rubber match, is slated for Feb. 4 at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. “We’ve got so much in Las Vegas, we have to take some of these matches to other places,” said Arum, the lead promoter. “I mean, there’s a limit to what Vegas can draw, and we don’t want all big-time boxing to exclusively come out of Vegas.” Arum, chairman of the board of Top Rank Inc., has several big Las Vegas cards upcoming. The rematch between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao will be Jan. 21 at Thomas & Mack Center, Antonio Margarito will defend his World Boxing Organization welterweight belt against Manuel Gomez on Feb. 18 at the Aladdin and then Judah-Mayweather in April. Taylor-Wright: Negotiations are ongoing for a fight between Jermain Taylor – the WBC, WBA and WBO middleweight champion – and Winky Wright, the top contender for the WBC and WBA. The respective promoters, Lou DiBella (Taylor) and Gary Shaw (Wright), have sat down and talked, but DiBella said last week he is not optimistic. The money, DiBella said, is just not what it should be for a fight like this, mainly because it will be on HBO, not pay-per-view; therefore, no upside revenue will be available. Wright would have to settle for the smaller side of a 60-40 split, which means he would get less than $3 million, or a tad more than the $2-plus million he just made for fighting Sam Soliman on Dec. 10. And Taylor would end up making slightly less than the approximate $4 million he made for his rematch with Bernard Hopkins on Dec. 3. Robert Morales covers boxing for the Daily News. His column appears Mondays. He can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2313, or 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Perhaps the best thing that could happen in boxing in 2006 would be for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to finally capture the public’s imagination like other greats of past and present. Promoter Bob Arum, who recently re-signed Mayweather to a two-year contract, is confident that moment is upon us. It will come, Arum said, when Mayweather squares off with welterweight champion Zab Judah on April 8 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. “Judah is very competitive with him and it will be a really interesting fight. It will be high visibility,” Arum said. “And I think it’s clear that, unlike the (Arturo) Gatti fight, where Floyd was the B side, he’s going to be the A side in this match.” Indeed, Gatti was the beloved fighter going into his fight with Mayweather on June 25 in Atlantic City. Mayweather was seen as the bad guy, the cocky fighter who never has seemed to care much what others think about him. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson That, in large part, is why Mayweather never has drawn the crowds other top fighters have, why he has fought just once on pay-per-view despite being one of the finest talents to come along in 30 years. Mayweather, 28, is 35-0 with 24 knockouts. He is 14-0 in championship fights and has won titles in the super featherweight, lightweight and super lightweight divisions. “He’s really right up there with the great fighters,” said Arum, who has promoted boxing for 39 years. “He’s up there with Sugar Ray Leonard, with Marvin Hagler, with Alexis Arguello. He’s one of the best. “He has incredibly fast reflexes and is probably the smartest of all the fighters since Muhammad Ali.” Judah-Mayweather is contingent upon Judah defending his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation belts against Carlos Baldomir on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Showtime will televise. last_img read more


first_imgAcclaimed actor/playwright Michael Collins is coming to town this month for two Donegal début performances of his latest thought-provoking and engaging one-man play, “Magpies on the Pylon.”The play, which explores the intense family dynamics and alcohol misuse issues that can develop in the wake of a suicide, will be performed on Wed., 25th January, at the Abbey Arts Centre in Ballyshannon and on Thurs., 26th January, at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.Both performances are free of charge and will start at 7 p.m. Each will end with a question-and-answer session attended by a representative from a suicide prevention organisation. “Magpies on the Pylon” is being brought to Donegal by Donegal Travellers Project as part of the Peace III-supported Respecting & Connecting Communities (R&CC) Project and by North West Alcohol Forum as part of the EU INTERREG IVA-supported Time IVA Change Project.“We are delighted to be bringing this play to Donegal, as these are issues that affect the Traveller and settled communities,” said Annmarie Keogh and Kathleen McGinley, Positive Relationships Officers for the R&CC Project. “We would encourage Travellers to come along, as suicide is seven times higher within the Traveller community.”“It’s good to see this play being performed in Donegal,” said Adrian Loughrey, Community Mobilisation Officer for the Time IVA Change Project. “We hope it can help in bringing these very serious issues into the mainstream and encouraging those who need support to get it.”More information is available by ringing Donegal Travellers Project on (074) 912 9281 or North West Alcohol Forum on (074) 912 5596. © 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on NEW MICHAEL COLLINS PLAY EXPLORES HEARTACHE FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY SUICIDE was last modified: January 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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


first_imgCommunity Car WashA big thank you to all who donated to the car wash and also those whodonated after the event. A fantastic total of €945 was raised. We hopeto get started on the Marian Shrine in the coming weeks. Thanks toLiam and Patricia who arranged the flowers at the graveyard and St.Bridget’s well on behalf of the car wash committee.1981 Hunger Strikers Commemoration Sun 1st JulyParade leaving Jameson’s Bar @ 2pm to the local monument. GuestSpeakers in attendance. Proceed to local pitch where a Padraig MacLochlainn select will play a Pearse Doherty select for the 1981Memorial cup. Presentation afterwards in Jameson’s Bar. All welcome.Slimming WorldSlimming World Stranorlar, every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar,10am, 12pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm, all welcome. Contact Catherine 0863962666for further details. Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand practice as usual in the hall on Tues night @ 7pm Contact Harryon 087 7741054 for enquiries.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 20th June 05, 15, 17, 18.No jackpot winner 4match 2 Nos: €25eachAidan Guthrie, Drumkeen.  Pat Doherty, Carrigart. Mairead Mc Geady,Dunlewey. Mary Mc Laughlin, Buncrana. Next weeks jackpot €3,100Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUPSStranorlar – 1st Friday of each month (excluding Aug)Millbrae Health Centre 6.30 – 8.30pmContact Jude Bromley 086 3945008 / / JudeFibromyalgia Bromley on FacebookLetterkenny – 1st Wednesday of each month (excluding Aug)St Conals Coffee Dock 7 – 8.30pm(Jude will greet people at front door of St Conals & to givedirections to room!)Contact Jude Bromley 086 3945008 / / JudeFibromyalgia Bromley on FacebookDungloe – 3rd Friday of the month, 7pm-9pm, – Upstairs in 3 GweedoreRoad, Dungloe –Contact number for further information is 0879067573, Anne GillespieSouth West Donegal Fibro Support Group, – 2nd Friday of the month, 7pm – 9pmIn Councillor Campbell’s office, next door to now doc, Main st, Mountcharles.Contact Lulu Pringle 0868390588Inishowen Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group Last Tues of everymonth 7.30 – 9pmDay Unit in Carn HospitalContact Una Farren 0863748676Sligo / Roscommon Fibro Support GroupSecond meeting on 12th July in Spellman’s Motel, Ballaghaderreen, Co.Roscommon, 7.30pmContact Irene Giblin 0876030426Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608 Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: June 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgA mother, who was knocked down along with her four-year-old daughter by a drunk driver from Donegal, has called for a safety review of the beach in County Derry where it happened.Paul John Doherty, 31, from Ballynahone in Fahan, Donegal, was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to seven motoring offences on Benone beach and at Seacoast Road on 21 July 2013. Diane Wilkinson’s daughter Abbie sustained a broken collar-bone in the incident.Mrs Wilkinson and her husband, Richard, have asked Limavady Borough Council to review safety measures on the beach.“Everything happened so fast,” Mr Wilkinson told BBC Radio Foyle.“We were down at a caravan and we went a walk on the beach before we went home.“He just missed another child. Our Abbie had a black eye and was badly shaken. She lost consciousness in the ambulance too at one stage.”Diane Wilkinson told Radio Foyle: “You don’t expect this to happen on a beach. You don’t think it will happen to you.“Our other son witnessed the whole thing and he had nightmares. He had to go to counselling classes and was wetting the bed at one point.“We have been back to the Magilligan end of the beach since but it was at a quiet time.“It took Abbie half an hour before she get out of the car. It was horrible.“When she did get out, she didn’t want to walk on the beach, she had to be carried.“I don’t mind cars being on the beach but someone needs to be there watching them. A safety review is needed.“It’s one of the best beaches on the north coast but it needs to be patrolled better. I wouldn’t want this happening to anyone else.”Mr Wilkinson said of Doherty: “The man wasn’t a young inexperienced driver. He’s 31. He should’ve known better.”MUM KNOCKED DOWN BY DRUNK DONEGAL DRIVER DEMANDS NEW SAFETY MEASURES ON BEACH was last modified: April 8th, 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:benoneDohertydrink driverFahanlast_img read more

SC Villa held at home by BUL to stay 3rd

first_imgAction between SC Villa and BUL FC on Wednesday.Uganda Premier League SC Villa 1-1 BUL FCBombo Barracks Stadium, BomboWednesday, 13-11-2019SC Villa and BUL FC played out a one all draw in their Uganda Premier League fixture played on Wednesday.After a goalless first half, Richard Wandyake opened the scoring before David Owori equalized for the home side.The result means that both sides remain unchanged in terms of positions with Villa 3rd and BUL second.Villa now has 24 points from 13 games while BUL have 28 points from 14 games.Villa, BUL deservedly share spoilsWednesday’s contest at Bombo pitted two surprise side of the current campaign.Villa came into the season on the back of one of their worst top flight campaigns having struggled to fend off relegation for the entire 2018/19 season.Before a kick of the ball, they had not lost a single game since the opening day of the season when they went down 1-0 at Kyetume.BUL on the other hand are enjoying their best start to a UPL season having accumulated 28 points from 14 games.They could have taken an early lead but James Otim struck over after Asuman Alishe had made a meal of Robert Mukongotya’s low cross.At the other end, Derrick Ndahiro saw a free kick gathered comfortably by Sanon Mulabi in the BUL goal.Saidi Keni saved Villa on 20 minutes as he denied Otim from close range.Moments later, it was BUL’s turn to save themselves as Musa Walangira made a goal line clearance as Faizo Muwawu went in search of his second goal of the seasonOtim was becoming a constant threat to the Villa defence and two minutes after the half hour mark, he shot wide from a narrow angle.Otim the saw a ferocious effort from distance blocked out for a fruitless corner.At the start of the second half, Nicholas Kabonge who had had a quite first period, tried his luck from distance but his effort went wide.Villa was taking charge of the game and Ndahiro curled an effort wide after he was teed up by the industrious Owori.Owori then missed from close range and only he knows how he did not find the target.On 72 minutes, the dead-lock was finally broken. After Mukongotya’s free kick was deflected for a corner, Wandyake headed in the resultant kick to put BUL 1-0 up.Three minutes later, Villa equalized through Owori who got his second goal of the season.From there on-wards, both sides looked intent of sharing the spoils as none showed any indications of trying to win it.After the final whistle, SC Villa’s David Owori was named man of the match.BUL will wrap up their first round with a home game against Proline FC on Saturday afternoon.How both teams startedSC VillaSaidi Keni (G.K), Ibrahim Kibumba, Derrick Ndahiiro, Moses Kiggundu, Asumani Harishe, David Owori, Ambrose Kirya, Nicholas Kabonge, Amir Kakomo, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Faizo MuwawuBUL FCSanon Mulabi (G.K), Denis Okot, Allan Munaaba, Walter Ochola, Musa Walangalira, Godfrey Akol, James Otim, Charles Sebutinde, Musa Esenu, Richard Wandyaka, Robert Mukongotya.The other games played on Saturday-Express FC 1-3 KCCA FC-Police FC 4-0 Tooro United FCComments Tags: Bul FCDavid OworiRichard WandyakeRobert MukongotyaSC VillaUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Red Blood Cells Are Master Contortionists

first_imgBiophysicists have analyzed why red blood cells are able to squeeze through tight spaces on their journeys through our tissues, reports the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.  Their membranes contain a network of 33,000 hexagons arranged in a complex geodesic dome formation.  Each hexagon vertex is joined with flexible lines to a central maypole-like proto-filament, giving it the ability to twist and contort without breaking.  This contortionist ability serves another purpose beyond just enabling the cell to get through tight spaces: it also helps squeeze out the oxygen into the tissues.  Despite being twisted, folded, flattened or stretched, the geodesic structure permits the cell to pop back into its familiar biconcave shape.    The press release states, “Their paper in Annals of Biomedical Engineering uses aeronautical terms commonly used to describe the changing position of an airplane to explain how the six attached spectrin fibers make a proto-filament swivel and flip.”  Science Now took note of this study on “bendable blood.”The shape of red blood cells is also the optimum for maximizing surface area (for diffusion) without sacrificing volume (for payload).  If they were rigid disks, they would get stuck, starving tissues of oxygen and causing death.  As you work today, think about those little erythrocyte spelunkers making their rounds, delivering the goods from that last breath of air to every cubic micrometer of your body.  The Creator thought of everything.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Medical aid: minimum benefits to stay

first_imgThe scheme must pay for all prescribed minimum benefit conditions in full and from its risk pool, not from a clients’ savings account. “We are delighted with this ruling,” registrar of medical schemes and CEO of the Council for Medical Schemes, Monwabisi Gantsho, said after Monday’s ruling. Prescribed minimum benefits – the minimum level of diagnosis, treatment and care that a medical scheme is obliged by law to cover – will remain in place in South Africa following a Pretoria High Court ruling. Regulation eight states that medical schemes must pay for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all prescribed minimum benefits conditions in full, or at the price charged by the health care provider. BHF represented a number of medical schemes and administrators and was later joined by the SA Municipal Workers’ Union national medical scheme. The law which prescribed minimum benefits would stand, the council – the first of 13 respondents in the matter – said in a statement. “Prescribed minimum benefits are a cornerstone of the medical schemes act and they were included in legislation for a good reason: to protect beneficiaries against unforeseen ill health that may prove financially catastrophic for them,” Gantsho said. Prescribed minimum benefits are the minimum level of diagnosis, treatment and care that a medical scheme is obliged by law to cover. “As the regulator tasked with looking after the best interests of medical scheme beneficiaries, we are happy that our courts have confirmed the need for such protection in law.” These benefits include 270 serious health conditions such as tuberculosis and cancer, any emergency condition, and 25 chronic diseases, including epilepsy, asthma and hypertension. The ruling came after the Board of Healthcare Funders of SA (BHF) challenged regulation eight of the Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998 and asked the court to pronounce on it. 8 November 2011 Sapalast_img read more

Scunci Pin Twirl – Much more secure for thick hair

first_imgHelpful minimal pins to have in your drawer simple to use.Like this i have long thick hair and sometimes donning it up using elastic or scruncy gives me headacheall i do now is twist my hair and set a couple of these in.Have to have for a longer time hair and much more time to get these to. Need to have for a longer period hair and additional time to get these to do the job effectively. Following messing about for twenty minutes i continue to could not get the ideal seem.Quite handy, easy to use and holds even fine hair upBrilliant inventionvery very cleverBeing honest, really nice but there is cheaper ones out thereOK, with plaited hair, for meMuch more secure for thick hair L and i am relatively challenged in the hairdressing dept.Quite handy, effortless to use and holds even wonderful hair up. I really like working with these at evening to set my hair up. Just after i clean it, i twist my hair into a bun, screw one particular of these pins in and it stays in all night time. In the early morning i have attractive curls. They are extremely uncomplicated to use and they hold my great hair up really very well. Significantly a lot easier then bobby pins, which i could never ever master or get to stay in my hair. My only complaint is not prolonged soon after using these, the paint started out chipping. Now, when it is really in your hair, nobodies likely to see the chipped paint. But i ponder if the chipped paint, could be breaking my hairs, as it produces a slight rough edge i’m not guaranteed, but i’ve listened to that the spin pins by goody are exceptional and will not have the challenge with chipping. Stay absent from the inexpensive one’s from china, all those have very sharp edges and will tear up your hair.Features of Scunci Pin TwirlSecures hairstyles with ease and with no elastics or bobby pinsEasy and quick to use with invisible holdOne pin twirl does the job of 20 bobby pinsLightweight and compactFull instructions provided on the back of the packagingOk, with plaited hair, for me. The recommendations are definitely standard with no details as to how to do nearly anything extravagant, they just explain to you to try out it oneself. The pins will not likely continue to be in my clear slippery hair unless i plait it initially, my hair fell out of the pins out all the time that i tried using to make a bun, by gathering hair alongside one another, as is the only suggestion on the box. You have to use the sharp ends to screw the pins in which leaves the curved finishes at the prime. For me they were not entirely responsible, while with a limited plait they have been reasonably protected. They will be useful as an accessory to other gear i. Hair clips, gentle bands, but on their have, for my hair which is shoulder size and fairly thick, they do not supply sufficient grip. The difficulty may possibly be that the assert ‘suitable for all hair types’ is extremely bold, i am certain some men and women will be high-quality with them, it was may possibly be just me. I have experienced my hair skillfully ‘up done’ and it took much far more in the way of bobby pins and hairspray.Pin twirl every female must have, no additional fiddly hair grips, just two of these will secure extensive hair into a bun, my hair is nearly midsection duration, i just tie it on a pony tail then twist the hair and secure it with the pins, get a mater of just one minute only if that.No will need for bobby pins with these you could even just use 2 not a few, stops your bun from mushrooming out to a skyscraper and also will not tumble out.I have lengthy thick hair and these can hold it all in a secure bun with no more hair ties or clips essential. I have not tried using any other models yet.Certainly i need to say these do work to a manner. Not significantly in the way of strategies and methods integrated with the solution, so it’s possible a bit expensive for what you get.I have really extended thick hair and acquiring go through other critiques i was not entirely certain that these could continue to keep my hair up. Generally its a case of masses of bobby pins and elastic hair ties in combination to hold my bun up all working day at operate. All i can say is wow, these little matters genuinely do work incredibly. Feels a little bit odd ‘screwing’ them into your hair but they function a handle. Keep in mind to screw in the opposite path to pull them out as they can pull your hair a little bit if you forgetthe just one very small gripe i have is that the paintwork on them – they occur in a brownish coating is coming off following employing them only a couple of occasions so they truly feel a tiny rough now when i use them. I will not intellect as they still do the job quite nicely and oyu canot see them when they are in. . Have tried out some other designs like a french roll which also operates well if you get the angles appropriate.Remaining straightforward, definitely awesome but there is more cost-effective ones out there. Really wonderful and held in spot but sorry to say that i was variety of upset when i found a comparable just one in a pound store with no substantially change. So i bought much more simply because i like them and also as items for my sisters.I have long straight fantastic hair and no abilities with updo’s. This is quite clever and i liked the look.Extremely amazed – holds up my good lengthy hair all day and it would not usually keep in nearly anything.Significantly a lot more protected for thick hair. I have thick hair and these help it to feel substantially far more safe than just working with hundreds of clips. The paint is coming off a bit but you don’t see them once they’re in your hair anyway.I have obtained thick hair greatest suited for thinner hair.last_img read more

Born at 11:11am on 11/11/11

first_imgHappy Veterans Day!What better way for a veteran to celebrate Veterans Day than to bring a new little one into the world?According to an article in the Huffington Post, that is exactly what happened to Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Saydeh and his veteran wife (also Air Force), Danielle.On November 11, 2011, at 11:11am at the Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J., the couple’s newest addition to the family was born.Jacob Anthony Saydeh entered the world at the perfect time to help his veteran mom celebrate Veterans Day.Jacob who weighed in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces was born to a third-generation military family. Any predictions on his career goals?So, what about your family? How was your Veterans Day? Share your memories in the comments section below.last_img