Big celebrations this Friday as Glencar Service Station switches to Circle K

first_imgThe party is about to begin at Glencar Service Station in Letterkenny this Friday from 1-3pm to celebrate a new era for the complex.The petrol station is rebranding to Circle K, joining Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer group.It’s an exciting time for Glencar, as the station has been serving the community for over 20 years. The rebranding party from 1pm-3pm on Friday 20th September will feature fun giveaways on the day and entertainment for the kids. All are welcome to join the celebrations and avail of special offers in-store on the day.The Glencar Service Station team are proud to join the Circle K group and offer innovative service offerings. Not only do they have premium fuels from Circle K and car accessories,  but they also have cash & carry home fuels with special offers, do home-ware, hardware, grocery, Helium balloons, services such as bill pay, lotto, top-ups, mass cards, toll pay, bin tags, Fastways Drop-offs and so much more. Glencar Service Station, Letterkenny Glencar Service Station Glencar Service Station, LetterkennyGlencar Service Station, LetterkennyThe station underwent a refurbishment at the same time as roadworks were carried out locally to have minimal disruption to customers. The Circular Road at Glencar was one of the first areas to be hit by the impact of the roadworks, but it is now one of the first areas to be completely clear of disruption.The Glencar Shopping Centre is a one-stop-shop for the community with ample parking. The centre has a large range of services – including a bar & off licence, restaurant, pharmacy, supermarket, hair & beauty, butchers, post office, service station, charity shop, sunbeds, barbers, gym, pet shop, bookmakers, solicitors, physiotherapist, travel agent, financial advice.Glencar Shopping CentreBig celebrations this Friday as Glencar Service Station switches to Circle K was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Businesscircle kforecourtGlencar Service Stationletterkennypetrollast_img read more

Child protection ‘is every adult’s duty’

first_img28 May 2013Protecting South Africa’s children is a shared national responsibility, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said at the launch of National Child Protection Week in Durban on Monday.“Our elders have taught us that it takes a village to raise a child. That is why we say ‘umntwana wakho, ngumntwana wam’ – your child is my child and my child is your child.”This year’s Child Protection Week will focus on sensitising communities and families about children’s rights, including the rights of the children with disabilities.“As we launch this campaign, we recall that many children in our country are growing up without the care of a protective and permanent family,” Dlamini said. “We therefore pledge to work with all South Africans to provide care and support to orphans and vulnerable children.”Ending violence against childrenDlamini called on all South Africans to spread the message that it was time to end violence against children, by reporting cases of child abuse, neglect and exploitation to social workers and police officers, and by wearing a green ribbon to show support for the campaign.“Today we pledge to work to identify more child victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation, and to help and protect them. We will undertake efforts to enhance investigations and prosecute offenders.”The public were urged to brandish whistles and umbrellas in support of Child Protection Week – the whistles to symbolise the sounding of an alarm, the umbrellas to symbolise protection.Addressing the role of the internet in spreading child abuse, Dlamini said: “We commit ourselves to make children aware of online risks, so that they can enjoy their online lives without fear. And we pledge to reduce the availability of online child sexual abuse material.”Dlamini said the government would take proactive action to end the abuse, neglect and exploitation of children. “We pledge our political will and our common and national commitment to protect our children and to reducing the high levels of violence against women and children.”ConferenceFollowing the launch of Child Protection Week, the Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Youth Conference was launched at the International Convention Centre by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize.A review on the national action plan for orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV/Aids since 2006 will be delivered at the conference, and delegates will discuss how South Africa is doing on child protection issues.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

London Olympics: Janardhan Gehlot wears IOA secretary Randhir Singh’s card

first_imgThere is nothing unusual about this photo identity card, perfectly legal and valid for the London Olympics. But look at it closely and you will see Janardhan Gehlot, secretary of the Indian Kabaddi Federation, wearing the card of the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association.At a time when there has been a huge uproar over one Madhura Nagendra spoiling the Indian march past at the opening ceremony, Gehlot has misrepresented his details to the LOCOG (London Organising Committee). Sources told Mail Today that as the IOA got only four cards for the Olympics, secretary general Randhir Singh has “given” his card to Gehlot. Randhir got accreditation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), where he is a member.If the National Olympic Committee (NOC) can misrepresent facts to an Olympic host, one wonders what’s wrong in Madhura getting a card for herself, though it did cause a huge scare. With the IOA elections due in October, it is clear Gehlot finds himself in favour with Randhir, as more than two factions will be battling it out. On Monday, when Gagan Narang was shooting in the air rifle final, Gehlot was wearing this card and it was photographed by this reporter. MAIL TODAY has learnt that Gehlot gets the “privileges” in London which a secretary general of an NOC is entitled to.last_img read more

A SET OF SIX – VOLUME FOURTEEN

first_imgApplications for permits for the VT League are continuing to come in. The competition is set start on Friday October 12, 2007. 15s and Under SASSSA division (five teams entered) The Queensland Touch website: www.qldtouch.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Play: # 5NT GDO visits Katherine:Last week Touch Football Northern Territory Game Development Officer Rebecca Houston spent time visiting schools in the Katherine region. Rebecca visited Casuarina Street Primary, Katherine South Primary School, St Josephs College, MacFarlane Primary School and Clyde Fenton Primary School and spent each day with a number of different classes.  On Friday August 3 2007, Rebecca assisted with the first day of Katherine’s interschool Touch Football competition. This interschool competition will hopefully lead the school children into the Katherine Junior Competition, which will be starting soon.  Other events:The Northern Territory Girls and Boys Under-18 squads are well into preparations for the National 18 Years Championships in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, from 17 – 20 September, 2007. The Northern Territory web-site: www.touchnt.com.auAUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: #6Grand Finals of Innes McDougall Premier League:This week sees the culmination of the 2007 Innes McDougall Premier League. The event is named in honour of Innes McDougall, an ACT Level 6 referee who was tragically killed in a car accident.The Men’s Division sees the Tuggeranong Vikings ‘Warriors’ up against the ‘Sea’ Eagles in what promises to be an exciting and close affair.The Women’s Division will feature the Canberra City ‘Hilllbilly Bears’ and the Eagles ‘Chicks’. This game will be hotly contested between these two traditional rivals. Best of luck to all teams.Other events:All ACT junior representative sides (U12s, U13s, U15s and U18s) have now been named. Congratulations to all selected. The ACT Touch Association website: www.acttouch.com.auThat’s it for this week’s edition of A Set of Six.Be sure to visit each State’s websites this week for all the latest news and views from around the nation. Round Nine of the Ten round PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League (SEQTL) will be played at Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Complex on Friday 10 August 2007. Action in all divisions has stepped up with semi-finals just around the corner. Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks  and TFA’s Media Intern Henry Holland bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s a Set of Six – Volume Thirteen.SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 1Be Active All Schools Mixed Touch Championships:South Australia’s Be Active All Schools Mixed Touch Championships are set to take place this Friday August 10, 2007.The Championships will incorporate three divisions: SAPSASA Primary division (12 teams entered)center_img The Touch Football Victoria website: www.victouch.com.auQUEENSLAND (QLD)Play: # 4Community Coaching Course:Queensland will be presenting its first Community Coaching Course this Saturday August 11, 2007, in Redlands. This is a brand new course developed by National Coaching Director Dennis Coffey aimed at beginner and ‘Mum and Dad’ coaches. The course will run from four – six hours as opposed to the 16 hours for the Level 1 coaching course. There are currently 18 participants registered but registrations are still open. Redlands Touch is excited about this Course as it has wanted a ‘Mums and Dads’ coaching course for some time.For more information contact Game Development Officer Greg Jones in the Queensland Touch office.Other events: The will be the biggest Touch Football event for schools in South Australia. Games commence from 9am – 2:30pm at Park 17, Southern Parklands (Corner Beaumont & Greenhill Roads, Eastwood). For more information contact Andy Crawford (08 8306 7503)Other events:The registration deadline for the Australasian Masters Games to take place in Adelaide from October 5 – 14, 2007, has been extended. The original cut off was Friday August 3. The late fee has also been wavered.For more information contact Kathryn Hambour in the Touch Football South Australia office on 08 8306 7502.The Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 2TouchWest steps into the future:TouchWest has launched a new Sporting Pulse website which can be viewed at www.touchwest.com This is a more cost-effective and convenient option for the organisation.All future correspondence in relation to TouchWest operations will be found on this site. Some further work is required to build sections into the site, but visitors are encouraged to scan the site and pass on comments or suggestions to maximize the effectiveness of the new site.In conjunction with the websites, TouchWest has developed MySpace and Facebook accounts. Creating TouchWest sites on the social networking Internet phenomenon will provide further communication and marketing opportunities for the organisation, especially with the youth market. TouchWest also hopes to broadcast segments of its Super League Series games on YouTube this season.Other events:TouchWest will hold its annual Events Forum this Sunday August 12, 2007, at its offices in Mt Claremont. The Forum is an additional medium where affiliates can express their concerns and/or suggestions for future TouchWest events. Discussions will focus on major TouchWest events including State Championships, the Super League Series, Junior State Championships, and Beach Touch. TouchWest will put forward its vision for these events as well as recommended changes to improve the competitions and the sport.The TouchWest website: www.touchwest.com.auVICTORIA (VIC)Play: # 3GDO visits South West Victoria:Touch Football South Australia Game Development Officer Carly Goodrich will be in South West Victoria from Tuesday August 7 – Monday August 13, 2007. Carly will visit the regions of Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton and Geelong with the aim of developing new competitions and junior AusTouch programs. Carly will also undertake Teacher Professional Development Sessions to educate teachers on the finer points of playing and coaching Touch Football. Touch Victoria’s work will be advertised through both radio and newspaper. Council and regional sports assembly meetings have been organised to get a sense of what the various communities require. Issues such as access to fields, lighting, and networking with other clubs and community members will be discussed.  Other events: Open SASSSA division (five teams entered) Touch Victoria’s Women In Media scholarship student Stephanie Chalkley-Rhoden is gathering information to start working with the affiliates with the aim of increase media exposure this summer. last_img read more

8 days agoREVEALED: Arsenal burned off AC Milan competition to sign Dani Ceballos

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Arsenal burned off AC Milan competition to sign Dani Ceballosby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal burned off competition from AC Milan to sign Dani Ceballos this past summer.The Gunners landed Ceballos in August on-loan from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.Calciomercato.com says Milan were in talks with the midfielder before the Gunners stepped in.It’s claimed Ceballos welcomed Milan’s approach and was excited about the move.However, the Italian club could not match Arsenal’s offer, which offered a fee for a straight loan arrangement. last_img

Over 60% of almost $340 Million from Traffic Ticket Amnesty Collected on Final Day

first_imgMinister of National Security Hon. Peter Bunting says over sixty percent of the almost $340 million collected from the recent traffic ticket amnesty was earned on the last day. The amnesty which was in effect July 1 – Dec. 31, 2012 allowed motorists to incur no additional fees or penalties on unpaidtickets issued prior to September 21, 2010, once they were paid in full. More than 21-thousand persons showed up at tax offices island wide on December 31. Minister Bunting said the Ministry of National Security is aware that there are persons with unpaid tickets who did not take advantage of the amnesty. He noted that these persons will have to settle these tickets in the traffic court when sessions resume on Monday January 7. Persons for whom warrants have been issued will first need to report to the police before going to traffic court. Special arrangements have been made for persons who had started the payment process at the JCF Traffic Division but did not get the opportunity to complete the process by Monday December 31, 2012, as the system was overwhelmed. Those persons have already been issued stamped documents from the Traffic Division verifying that they had started the process of payment before the end of the amnesty. Such persons must go to a tax office with those documents before Friday January 4, 2012 to complete the payment and secure the benefits of the amnesty. Regarding individuals who claim that they have previously paid fines for tickets which are showing up as unpaid, the Ministry of National Security, Tax Administration Jamaica and the courts will update and reconcile their databases to determine the accuracy of such claims.  Where persons who have paid for tickets during the amnesty are able to provide proof of prior payment they will be eligible for a refund.  A full report on the Traffic Ticket Amnesty and related issues will be made to the Cabinet and the Ministry of National Security will inform the public whether any additional measures will be implemented to address the issue of unpaid traffic tickets. Minister Bunting thanked all the public officials including members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Traffic Division and Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), who he said worked assiduously to ensure motorists were accommodated especially in the last few days of the amnesty. “I especially want to thank the team from the TAJ who worked particularly hard and well into the night to keep their offices open so that everyone could be accommodated and processed. They did a phenomenal job” Minister Bunting said.last_img read more

The Latest Mexico slams US decision on solar panels tariff

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Latest on President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local):9:55 p.m.Mexico says it regrets the United States’ decision not to exclude it from tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels.It says it will “use all available legal resources in response to the U.S. decision.” It says its inclusion in the application of protections is “regrettable” given the U.S. International Trade Commission determined no damage exists to U.S. industry as a consequence of imports of Mexican washing machines.U.S. President Donald Trump says approving the tariffs will help U.S. manufacturers. The Republican casts Monday’s decision as part of his pledge to put American companies and jobs first.His administration is imposing an immediate tariff of 30 per cent on most imported solar modules, with the rate declining before phasing out after four years. For large residential washing machines, tariffs will start at up to 50 per cent and phase out after three years.___6:15 p.m.An association representing solar installers says a U.S. tariff on solar panels will lead to the delay or cancellation of billions of dollars of investment in solar energy.President Donald Trump said Monday he was approving tariffs on imported solar energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The Republican says it’s part of his pledge to put American companies and jobs first.The Solar Energy Industries Association says the tariff will result in the loss of 23,000 industry jobs this year.One of the group’s members is Bill Vietas, president of RBI Solar in Cincinnati. He says government tariffs will increase the cost of solar and depress demand, reducing orders and costing manufacturing workers their jobs.Whirlpool chairman Jeff Fettig say the decision on washing machines will create new manufacturing jobs in Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee.___5:55 p.m.President Donald Trump is approving tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.The administration cast Monday’s decisions as part of Trump’s pledge to put American companies and jobs first.The administration is imposing an immediate tariff of 30 per cent on most imported solar modules, with the rate declining before phasing out after four years.For large residential washing machines, tariffs will start at up to 50 per cent and phase out after three years.The U.S. solar industry is split over the issue. Two small subsidiaries of foreign companies that made solar cells in the U.S. favour tariffs, but a larger number of companies that install solar-power systems say their costs will rise and jobs will be lost.last_img read more

Sweep finds misleading advertising prevalent in affiliate marketing

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s telecommunications regulator says that more than 200 websites have been flagged for follow up by a multinational group investigating problems with a common type of electronic marketing that frequently involves misleading advertising.The problem sites were found last summer through an investigation co-ordinated by the Unsolicited Communications Enforcement Network (UCENet), which includes Canada.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission didn’t identify any of the problem websites, reveal locations or identify the types of problems detected by UCENet.An emailed statement Wednesday from the CRTC’s media representative said its investigators are working to determine how Canadians have been affected by potentially malicious activity from those websites, and whether there have been violations of Canada’s anti-spam law.The statement said the CRTC does not comment on ongoing investigations but results of the UCENet probe, which is referred to as a sweep, will be made public in the coming months.A UCENet report released early this month said that its 2017 investigation of 902 websites, including 221 flagged for follow up, found a lack of provisions for obtaining consumer consent.The multinational probe focused on affiliate marketing, in which merchants pay a commission to affiliated intermediaries that provide sales leads or sales.The UCENet report said that misleading advertising was prevalent in the affiliate marketing ecosystem.“Within minutes of beginning their research, sweepers were exposed to some form of misleading advertising,” the report said.“Some misleading advertising was directed at common internet users by affiliates in order to generate sales or traffic to a merchant’s website.”The sweep, which was conducted in June and July 2017, was co-ordinated by the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office and the CRTC. It involved 10 agencies in six countries.It said a majority of the participating agencies found that most of the publicly available terms of services between the affiliates, the merchants and the affiliate platforms lacked appropriate guidelines for permissible unsolicited communications.“This meant that an affiliate could send unsolicited communication without it impacting the contractual relationship with the merchant or the affiliate platform,” the report said.last_img read more

Trudeau chats with Fort Hills workers blames Harper for lack of pipelines

first_imgPrime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to the oilsands on Friday, just a day after getting heckled and booed in Vancouver and Victoria for his approval of the TransMountain pipeline expansion. The project that has the neighbouring provinces of Alberta and B.C., at odds will see the pipeline’s capacity nearly triple from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels per day giving Alberta heavy oil access to much needed foreign markets.“Our government has been unequivocal, this pipeline is in the national interest and will get built. We had a regulatory process that went through, an examination, an engagement with partners, and it was determined that this Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion is in the national interest and that’s why it’s going to get built,” said Trudeau.He also didn’t take long to slam the Harper-era Conservatives by saying that through ten-years in power while Harper may have “topped up” the oilsands, his government wasn’t able to get a pipeline to tidewater approved because no one trusted them to protect the environment.Trudeau used that as an opportunity to once again tout his plan that links the environment and the economy.“Canadians are united on that, everyone wants to see their grandkids with both a protected natural world around them and good jobs and successful communities,” said Trudeau. “That’s something, we can and will work on together regardless of the fact that there’s still a choice to be made between either the economy or the environment, the only way to do this responsibly is to do this together.”Trudeau’s visit to Suncor’s Fort Hills site brought him to the most recently completed mega-project in the region, as when it hits full-production (within a month) it will produce 194,000 barrels of oil per day through its open pit mining operation.The Prime Minister, who gets more than his fair share of heat in this region spent 30-minutes in a lunch room with dozens of Fort Hills workers, answering questions off the cuff especially about the carbon tax and pipelines. Photo: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (middle) climbs the stairs into the cockpit of a Komatsu 780E heavy haul at Suncor’s Fort Hills oilsands site on Friday, Apr. 4, 2018. Bradley Karp / REPORTER His tour of the facility was led by Suncor CEO Steve Williams, who in February told the Financial Post that due to regulatory changes by the Trudeau government, his company would likely cut back on investments in Canada. The two were all smiles as Williams and Suncor staffers guided Trudeau around a Komatsu 780E heavy hauler, the Prime Minister even took a seat at the helm.“We’ve talked about market access, we’ve talked about market pressures which are the sum of taxation, royalties, the confidence in the regulatory process and I’m greatly encouraged by the conversation we’ve had today and I think it sort of speaks for itself,” said Williams. “The prime Minister has taken the trouble to come here and spend some time with us and understand our challenges better so I think we’re going to get some help.”Williams went on to acknowledge how the environment for oilsands producers has changed in the last few years, from the price cut in 2014, taxation and regulatory overhauls along with the United-States going from their biggest customer to their biggest competitor, expediting the need for a pipeline to tidewater for foreign market access.While producers in the oilsands need that market access through pipeline, the province next door (British-Columbia) continues to throw up roadblocks. When Trudeau was asked head on what he’s doing about it, and how he’ll ensure the pipeline actually gets built, this was his response: “I’m continuing to engage regularly with British Columbia, there are a number of court cases going on that the Federal Government is monitoring closely, but as I said many times we have a regulatory process that was open, responsible, fair, heard from everyone, we made a decision around the fact that this pipeline is absolutely in the national interest, the federal government has the responsibility and ability to move forward on projects of the national interest, that’s exactly what we’re going to do, we’re going to get this pipeline built.”Trudeau’s visit to the region wrapped up with meetings with other oil executives as well as meeting with local First Nations and Metis leaders.last_img read more

Quebec business confidence high despite NAFTA uncertainty National Bank CEO

first_imgMONTREAL – National Bank of Canada is benefiting from good economic conditions in Quebec, including low unemployment and resilient business confidence, chief executive Louis Vachon said Wednesday.“We are seeing the results with higher growth in loans and deposits,” Vachon told analysts after National Bank announced a 10 per cent increase in net income for the third quarter ended July 31.“Even with the uncertainty surrounding NAFTA, business confidence in Quebec remains high and we’re well-positioned to benefit as entrepreneurs invest in growth.”The ongoing negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement attracted little attention during of 50-minute conference call with analysts, but Vachon and other bank executives repeatedly expressed cautious confidence.Vachon said the bank is not averse to taking on risks if the potential reward is there but he noted that it has been 10 years since the last recession.“We’re not forecasting a recession, he said. “We’re just being a little bit extra careful. And we just want to make sure that our threshold and our risk procedures are respected as we deploy capital — across all business lines…”Earlier Wednesday, Canada’s sixth-largest bank announced it earned $569 million or $1.52 per diluted share for the quarter ended July 31, up from a profit of $518 million $1.37 in the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, National Bank earned $1.53 per diluted share for the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of $1.39 per share in the third quarter last year.Analysts on average had expected a profit of $1.50 per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.National Bank was the fourth big Canadian lender to report improved third-quarter profits over the past week, with only Bank of Nova Scotia reporting a year-over-year decline. Toronto-Dominion Bank issues its report on Thursday.The bank said its personal and commercial banking group earned $248 million in the third quarter, up from $235 million in the third quarter of 2017.The wealth management division earned $126 million for the quarter, up 22 per cent from $103 million a year ago.About 80 per cent of wealth management’s growth in net interest income — the difference between what banks and clients pay in interest — was attributed to interest rate hikes.The bank’s financial markets group earned $178 million, up from $165 million in the same quarter last year, while its U.S. specialty finance and international division earned $54 million, up from $51 million.Companies in this story: (TSX:NA)last_img read more