Kyreen Davidson wins the grail

first_imgFort St. John’s Kyreen Davidson hoisted the Grail, after being the first across the line in Sunday’s annual Grailquest cross-country race. Davidson’s actually running time was the fastest of all females, and the third fastest time overall. Dawson Creek’s Eric Wolf posted the fastest overall time of the day, with Asher Klassen just behind him. – Advertisement -There were 112 runners in the event, setting a new record, and also bringing in $300 in donations for the Arthritis Society. Click on the attachment below for a complete list of results.last_img read more

Individual taken to hospital as precaution in three vehicle collision

first_imgCorporal Jodi Shelkie says the incident was caused when an SUV tried to make a left turn at the intersection while the light was yellow around 10 a.m.The truck was northbound at the highway.“It’s an amber light and both [the truck and the SUV] are attempting to go through it,” she explains. “The semi-truck t-boned it. When the SUV saw the semi coming it attempted to go to avoid it and went into an oncoming lane and there was a vehicle stopped there at a red light so it hit a third vehicle.”- Advertisement -As a result of the crash, the SUV was undriveable, and the semi and third party pick-up received minor damage.The drivers of the semi and SUV were shaken up with minor injuries, and the SUV went to the hospital as a precaution. There were no injuries in the pick up.last_img read more


first_imgTinney’s Farm Toys & Models in Letterkenny is no ordinary toy shop.Located at Drumnahoe on the outskirts of the Letterkenny is a premises that has certainly established itself as arguably the leading toy shop in the North-West in recent years.With just some ten weeks left until Christmas the Leck Road premises is stocked to the rafters and already have numerous customers calling to make arrangements for this year. The Christmas Club is now in full swing and once again all the leading brands are available.The premises that has been hailed ‘Ireland’s largest farm toy superstore’ is a hive of activity with many people availing of the Christmas Club since the spring of the year so as to make the final collection that much easier on the pocket.Mind you Tinney’s offer exceptional value and you can still join the club where a small deposit secures any item for you.The family have been renowned for their Farm Machinery and lawnmower business for many years but at this time of year their toy shop is very much the place to be. With fantastic parking right at the door you are invited to come along and view the exceptional range which includes John Deere toys: Universal Hobbies: The full range of Corgi cars and lorries: Scalextric, Rolly toys: Britains: Siku: Corgi: Bruder and the Wiking brand range to mention but a few.According to Liam Tinney of Tinneys Farm Toys & Models their top selling toys so far this year are the John Deere snow cruiser, the new Scalextric Disney Cars 2 racing track and the Siku remote controlled tractor range.Tinney’s Farm Toys & Models have extended their Saturday opening as of this week to 5pm. The store is now open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Further opening hours including Sundays will be added from November.Unable to call to store in person?, well why not browse their extensive range on line at TINNEY’S FARM TOYS AND MACHINERY – A CHILDREN’S DREAM COME TRUE was last modified: October 19th, 2011 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:TINNEY’S FARM TOYS AND MODELSlast_img read more


first_imgH&M: Coming to LetterkennyExclusive: SWEDISH fashion retailer H&M will open a new store in County Donegal in the autumn, we have learned.Up to ten jobs will be created by the new outlet which will be based at the Letterkenny Retail Park.The decision of such an internationally well known company to locate here is a massive vote of confidence in the retail sector. The company has advertised the positions on its website.It is looking for full-time and part-time sales assistants and visual merchandisers.H&M is the second biggest fashion retailer in the world. It has a store in Derry and recently opened an outlet in Dublin as part of expansion plans.Toni Forrester from the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce said: “This is fantastic news for Donegal and another vote of confidence in Letterkenny’s retail industry. “The jobs will be welcome and H&M in the town will increase footfall from shoppers.”Want a job? Click here: JOBS BOOST AS H&M TO OPEN LETTERKENNY STORE was last modified: July 7th, 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:H&MJobs at H&Mletterkennynew storelast_img read more

For the record

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A story Tuesday incorrectly reported the formula for regulating home sizes on lots in the Sunland-Tujunga area. In fact, a home can be 2,400 square feet or 40 percent of the lot area, whichever is larger, on a lot up to 8,000 square feet. There are no restrictions on lots larger than 8,000 square feet. Due to inacccurate information provided to the Daily News, a story Friday incorrectly reported that Mission College does not offer any physics classes that are transferable to the University of California system. In fact, it offers four transferable physics courses.last_img read more

Middlesbrough confirm deal agreed for Denmark international striker

first_img Martin Braithwaite is set to swap Toulouse for Middlesbrough 1 Denmark international striker Martin Braithwaite has undergone a medical on Teesside as he closes in on a move to Middlesbrough.The 26-year-old Toulouse frontman completed tests before sitting down to finalise the details of a four-year deal with the two clubs having agreed a fee reportedly in the region of £8.8millionA club statement said: “[Manager] Garry Monk is close to completing his third signing of the summer after Martin Braithwaite arrived at Rockliffe on Thursday to finalise his transfer from Toulouse.“Boro have agreed a deal with the French side to capture the services of the highly-rated Braithwaite.“Braithwaite completed his medical Rockliffe on Thursday and was shown around the training ground ahead of his proposed four-year deal to Teesside.”Braithwaite would become Monk’s third summer signing following the arrivals of Jonny Howson from Norwich and Cyrus Christie from Derby.last_img read more

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners continue to scout Brazilian wonderkid

first_imgArsenal target Ramires is being scouted heavily but the club are still yet to make an offer for the player.The Gunners are reportedly battling Atletico Madrid in the race to land the Bahia wonderkid, who has impressed since breaking into the first team. 1 Bahia’s Brazilian wonderkid Ramires celebrates. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card deals “It is a period in which evaluations are constantly carried out and it is normal for this type of survey to arrive, that scouts come here and evaluate the athlete more closely and we are attentive to all of this.” REVEALED Latest Premier League Stories huge blow Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star However, with a little over seven weeks until the transfer window opens, the Brazilian side have still not received any offers from clubs interested in signing the midfielder.Both Arsenal and Atletico are said to have scouted the 18-year-old, full name Eric Dos Santos Rodrigues, and have been impressed.However, Bahia vice-president Vitor Ferraz says they are still awaiting bids.He told Radio Metropole: “In contractual terms, the athlete is well protected and our job is to guide him and make him worry about playing football. no dice shining center_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops gameday cracker REAL DEAL tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more

Seamus takes new cross-border medical service to heart

first_imgA Greencastle man who was just seconds from death has made a remarkable recovery thanks to a new cross-border medical service. Just two weeks ago, 54-year-old Seamus Durkan was on the brink of death after suffering a massive heart attack.A complete blockage caused his heart to stop and Seamus was effectively dead until defibrillator shocks and CPR brought him back to life. On Saturday, October 22, long distance lorry driver Seamus was washing his wife’s car outside their home at Ballymacarthur, Greencastle, when he got a burning feeling in his chest.“It was like a burning sensation that started in my stomach and made it’s way up to my chest,” explained Seamus.“I didn’t feel great so I just went to bed early.”However hours later the pain worsened and he contacted NowDoc, so at 12.45am Valerie drove him to Carn and it was there that the drama unfolded. “When I was talking to the doctor, I just turned to Valerie and said I don’t feel well, that’s the last thing I remember,” said Seamus.“The next thing I know I’m laying on the floor in NowDoc.”At this stage the doctor had performed CPR and given him two shocks with a defibrillator, while wife Valerie watched in shock.“She just shouted to the driver [at NowDoc] and he came as quick with the oxygen, he must have contacted the ambulance too because two of them were there within minutes. Seamus was breathing then,” explained Valerie.“It all happened so fast – I am just relieved that it happened where it did, I dread to think what would have happened if it happened half an hour later or if we were on our way home,” she added. Once in NowDoc the paramedics took over and administered the adrenaline.“We were there about half an hour I think, Seamus came round, he didn’t know where he was. But the paramedics put him at ease. We are so grateful to everyone who acted so quickly to save his life that night. Paul Duffy and Martin Conlon were the first on the scene, they are advanced paramedics, so Seamus received the very best care available.”The two paramedic crews then rushed the Greencastle man to Altnagelvin Hospital where he immediately received lifesaving surgery.Cross border Live Saver Seamus was the beneficiary of a new cross border deal, introduced in May, that allows heart attack patients, living within a ninety mile radius of Altnagelvin to have surgery there. Previously, in the event of an emergency, people were airlifted to Galway Hospital.If the Altnagelvin option had not been there, Seamus would have been taken to Buncrana by ambulance where he would have been airlifted by the Coast Guard to Galway, losing valuable time and diminishing his chances of making a full recovery.“I remember reading the story [about the cross border heart deal] in the paper but I suppose until you need it yourself you don’t think too much about it,” said Seamus.“I dread to think what it would have been like if I had to go to Galway. I said to the paramedics, I don’t like helicopters, he just smiled and said ‘you wouldn’t have had much say in that’.“He said I would be that sedated I wouldn’t really know what was going on but I’m just so relieved that I was able to go up the road to Derry. We left the house at 12.45am and by 4am I was out of surgery, stents in and was talking to people, it’s unbelievable.”Following his surgery last Sunday week, Seamus was transferred to Letterkenny Hospital, where he spent five days recovering in Coronary Care.Seamus and Valerie can’t speak highly enough about the care they received in Letterkenny and Altnagelvin.“When I arrived in Derry the surgeon, Dr. James Shand, greeted me at the door. He said ‘I know all about you’, he already had my details and was ready to do my surgery. I also remember meeting a young nurse, Aisling Harkin, from Moville. It was nice to see a familiar face and it was good for Valerie too.“It must have been awful for Valerie to watch me having the CPR and not to know what was going on,” said devoted husband Seamus.“I don’t think it’s hit us properly yet,” added Valerie.“When we got to Letterkenny the consultant there said it was miracle that I had made it to them. He said sadly most people don’t make it to them or if they do they are in a lot worse shape than me, possibly with brain damage. But apart from a bit of chest pain and a few bruises I’m fine.”Owes his life Seamus says he owes his life to the doctor at NowDoc and her driver. Dr. Shand and his team in Altnagelvin, Dr. Aleong and the doctors in Letterkenny and particularly paramedics, Martin and Paul, for everything they did for him that night.However he would like to acknowledge the team of nurse in Letterkenny’s Coronary Care Unit for the excellent aftercare and advice they gave him during his week in hospital.“They couldn’t do enough for you, the nurses, junior doctors, paramedics, consultants, everyone. They completely put your mind at ease and explain everything to you. I asked them what if this happens again, and the consultant just said no, this isn’t happening again, you can’t think like that.”Seamus will now undergo rehab to repair the damage done to his heart as a result of the heart attack. There they will monitor his progress and report any changes to his doctor. He will be on medication for the rest of his life but he expects life to resume as normal within the next number of months.Heart health is always a top priority in the Durkan family after the family lost their beloved mother Winnie to a heart attack 12 years ago.This has always been in the family’s mind so he kept active and ate well despite his job as a long distance lorry driver. Seamus was informed that his health and fitness were among the reasons he was able to make a such a good recovery.“I’m not overweight, I don’t have high cholesterol, so there’s no reason why I can’t make a full recovery. I’m just taking it one day at a time,” he smiled, with Valerie at his side.Seamus takes new cross-border medical service to heart was last modified: November 10th, 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

Pavelski, Burns fuel Sharks comeback win over Red Wings

first_imgDETROIT — With Erik Karlsson back on the shelf with a groin injury, Brent Burns bolstered his Norris Trophy resumé and Joe Pavelski recorded his fifth career hat trick.Burns picked up two more points on Sunday, negating Karlsson’s absence on the blue line as the Sharks came from behind to earn a 5-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.The Sharks defenseman helped the Sharks claw back from a two-goal deficit, scoring his 13th of the season with a seeing-eye shot at 13:50 of the second to make it a …last_img read more

Vodacom unveils R100m data centre

first_img14 November 2008Vodacom this week unveiled a R100-million state-of-the-art data centre in Johannesburg. The 1 000 square metre facility has the capacity to host up to 20 000 dedicated client servers or up to 650 000 virtual machines, allowing companies to do away with their own costly data centres.Vodacom Business executive director Wally Beelders explained that they had developed a world-class hosting facility that would enable the company’s clients to focus on their core businesses.Beelders said that information technology (IT) operations were a crucial aspect of any company’s business, and that one of the main concerns was business continuity, with companies relying on their IT systems to run their operations.“If a system becomes unavailable, company operations may be impaired or stopped completely,” he said in a statement this week. “Our new data centre will ensure that a company can continue to run without having to worry about their IT infrastructure.”For companies of all sizesBeelders said that the cost of setting up and running one’s own data centre infrastructure, with back-up generators, air cooling, building management systems and associated systems was prohibitive, and as such, companies of all sizes could benefit from the range of hosting services offered by the data centre.“The Vodacom Business data centre caters for large corporates with vast IT infrastructure needs, to small businesses … and small office home office businesses which need effective hosting services.“By making use of our data centre, clients will benefit from a safe and cost-effective data centre environment, including back-up services that ensure the highest level of availability and network performance.”Highest level of security, reliabilityThe data centre provides a state-of-the-art environment that can be used as a primary facility or a disaster recovery site. Biometric security systems, video surveillance, on-site security officers and surplus power, heating ventilation and air conditioning as well as fire-suppression systems ensure the highest levels of security and reliability for customer equipment.The Vodacom Business data ventre will operate on a permanent basis, offering services including basic web hosting, server co-location, dedicated hosting, managed storage and managed backups amongst others.It is fully redundant and robust, while enabling “exceptional user experience free from bandwidth bottlenecks”.The centre is classified as a Tier 4 data centre, which is designed to host mission-critical computer systems, with fully redundant subsystems and compartmentalised security zones controlled by biometric access control methods.“Secure client office environments are available for all Vodacom Business hosting customers together with a world-class boardroom, fully equipped with video conferencing infrastructure – making planning and deployment of IT equipment convenient,” the statement read.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more