FAMOUS DONEGAL PHARMACY JOINS ‘CAREPLUS’ FRANCHISE

first_imgFEATURES: A famous Donegal pharmacy has joined the fabled ‘CAREPLUS’ franchise.Flatley’s Pharmacy in Stranorlar is one of the most reputable pharmacists in Donegal. However, management have decided to join the very successful ‘CAREPLUS’ chain.A bit about Flatley’s Pharmacy:FLATLEYS PHARMACY WAS ESTABLISHED BY AUDREY FLATLEY IN 1986 AND HAS BEEN DISPENSING MEDICINES AND HEALTHCARE ADVICE EVER SINCE.AUDREY HAS STRIVED TO MAINTAIN A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN STRANORLAR AND EMBRACED TECHNOLOGY FROM THE START BEING THE FIRST PHARMACY IN THE TWIN TOWNS TO HAVE A COMPUTER INSTALLED. NOW SHE HAS INVESTED IN THE MOST UPTO DATE AUTOMATED DISPENSING SYTEM ON THE MARKET -A PHARMACY ROBOT.AUDREY, FRANCIS AND THE REST OF THE TEAM ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW DEVICE WHICH IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE NORTHWEST.THE ROBOT NOT ONLY SPEEDS UP DISPENSING, IMPROVES ACCURACY, CHECKS EXPIRY DATES AND MAINTAINS STOCK LEVELS, IT FREES UP TIME FOR THE PHARMACY STAFF TO INTERACT WITH THEIR PATIENTS AND GIVE ADVICE.THE TEAM HAVE BEEN SHOWING OFF THEIR NEW ROBOT AND ITS SKILLS TO NUMEROUS CALLERS OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS SO FEEL FREE TO CALL IN, THEY WOULD LOVE TO GIVE YOU A DEMO!INDEPENDENT PHARMACY HAS BEEN BADLY HIT SINCE THE RECESSION SO TO SURVIVE GROUPS ARE BEING FORMED TO ACHIEVE BETTER BUYING POWER ETC.JOINING FORCES STRENGTHENS THE INDIVIDUAL PHARMACY’S ABILITY TO DELIVER A GREAT AND COST EFFECTIVE SERVICE FOR ITS CUSTOMERS. ONE OF THE LARGER GROUPS EMERGING IS A FRANCHISE CALLED CAREPLUS WHO ARE RAPIDLY EXPANDING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.CAREPLUS ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE PHARMACY SECTOR, NOT ONLY FOR THE PHARMACISTS BUT ALSO THE CUSTOMERS WHO CAN DOWNLOAD THE FREE CAREPLUS APP TO THEIR SMARTPHONE AND ORDER THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE IN SECONDS.FLATLEYS ARE NUMBER FIVE IN THE CAREPLUS GROUP TO OPEN ITS DOORS WITH ANOTHER THIRTY PREPARING TO OPEN IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.FLATLEYS WOULD NOT BE FLATLEYS WITHOUT A FANTASTIC TEAM, MANY OF WHOM HAVE BEEN WITH AUDREY FOR MANY YEARS, INCLUDING TERESA WHO IS ON BOARD FROM THE EARLY DAYS. THEIR COMMITMENT AND HARD WORK IS VALUED BY AUDREY AND THEIR MANY LOYAL CUSTOMERS.BY CONSTANTLY MOVING FORWARD THE TEAM AT FLATLEYS ARE LOOKING TO A BRIGHT FUTURE AND HOPE TO CONTINUE TO OFFER EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE FOR MANY  YEARS AHEAD.FAMOUS DONEGAL PHARMACY JOINS ‘CAREPLUS’ FRANCHISE was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Raiders on Day 5: Renfrow vs. Joyner a must-see matchup

first_imgNAPA — Jon Gruden told slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner during offseason workouts that his pet project was rookie receiver Hunter Renfrow.And while the 5-foot-8, 185-pound Joyner and the 5-10, 185-pound Renfrow isn’t a training camp matchup to move mountains on the order of 730 pounds worth of Trent Brown (380) vs. Justin Ellis (350), the daily battles could go a long way toward bringing out the best in both men and benefit both sides of the ball.Renfrow, a fifth-round draft pick from …last_img read more

Best Posts from 2015

first_imgDATING METHODSCarbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Bone (June 18) – 2,522 shares!How Rocks Can Look Older Than They Are (April 8)Orbital Ice Age Theory Melts (March 23) DARWINISM AND EVOLUTIONDarwin’s Tree Am-Bushed (Aug 20)Neo-Darwinism Inadequate; Needs “Extension” and “Expansion” (Aug 7)Darwin Plagiarized Patrick Matthew (April 26)Convergent Evolution Widespread at All Scales in Ocean (April 23)Two Billion Years and No Evolution (Feb 4) BOTANYDry Desert Explodes in Color (Nov 2) GENETICSJesus Was Not a Product of Parthenogenesis (Aug 30)Two Mutations Caused Black Death (July 1)Genetic Evolution Falsified (May 22) HUMAN BODY – Anatomy and PhysiologyWere Our Bodies Created for Self-Repair? (Oct 30)Skin Is Repaired by Zipper Mechanism (May 6)Your Body: Design from Head to Toe (April 3)Backward Wiring of Eye Retina Confirmed as Optimal (Feb 27) EDUCATIONMajority of Biology Teachers Hesitant About Evolution (March 10)Bill Nye Admits to Propagating Evolution Via Emotional Stories (Jan 27) EARLY MANAntique Homo Claims Threatened by New Bones (Dec 18)Evaluating Homo naledi (Sept 19)Neanderthal Genes: Evolutionists Surprised at How Wrong They Were (June 24) MICROBIOLOGYMicrobes Are Wired for Communication (Oct 23)Adult Stem Cells Come of Age (Aug 22)Tiny Organisms Control the World (July 19)Antibiotic Resistance Is Ancient (April 18) FOSSILSBreaking: Dino Blood Is Real (Dec 1) – 1,951 shares!Breathtaking Cretaceous Fossil Mammal Preserves Soft Tissue (Oct 15)Experts Misled Public About Yellowstone Fossil Forests (Sept 28)More Dino Blood Found: Evolutionists in Denial (June 9); see also June 10 follow-up article POLITICS AND ETHICSThe Science Axis of Evil (Dec 8)Gender Confusion Is Not Biological (July 27)Science Supports Biblical View of Fathers, Mothers, Kids (June 21)Social Darwinism Is Back (Feb 10)Share this list with friends on social media to show them what they can find on Creation-Evolution Headlines. These 80 or so links are just a sample of the > 330 entries from just this year (2015), and we have more like them going back 15 years. Let them know they can pick a category from the drop-down lists, and instantly find hundreds of articles on that subject in reverse chronological order, or use the Search Bar to find articles on keywords or tags. They can also subscribe to get our monthly newsletter and join the conversation. You can also use our RSS Feed and follow us on Twitter at @crevinfo.We hope you have enjoyed this year of Headlines! In a few days, we continue our lively reporting and “color commentary” for the “news” year 2016. BIOMIMETICS AND INTELLIGENT DESIGNScientific Progress Is Spelled “Bio-Inspiration” (Oct 5)Epigenome Project Finds Symphony in Cells (Feb 21)Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery (Jan 14) PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCEOp-Ed: Time to Ditch Natural Selection? (Oct 3)CRISPR Opens Pandora’s Box (June 5)Big Science in Crisis of Trust (May 3)How to Doubt a Consensus (March 16)Scientific Method Evolves (March 11) PHYSICS AND COSMOLOGYDark Matter Is Lost in Space (Dec 19)Early Massive Galaxies Will Require Theory Overhaul Again (Nov 18)Big Bang Antimatter Problem Deepens (Aug 13); See also Aug 11 entry, Cosmic ConundrumsWhat You’re Not Being Told About Earth’s Magnetic Field (April 18)Double Trouble for Cosmology (Jan 24) ZOOLOGYAnimal Engineers Teach Physics Profs a Thing or Three (Nov 19)Animal Superheros (July 29)Improbable Sailors: Do Animals Raft the Oceans? (April 27)Animal Excellence Exceeds Mere Survival (April 4) MEDIAUncontested Consensus Is Bad for Science (Dec 21)Science Reporters Don’t Even Try to Be Politically Neutral (Aug 16)Science Can Dumb Down, Corrupt, and Mislead the Public for Decades (Feb 13) SOLAR SYSTEMWant Salt on Your Ceres? (Dec 10)Tilted Planets Throw Theories Off Kilter (Nov 30)Cassini Plunges Through Enceladus Geyser, and Other Saturn News (Oct 29)Pluto Shock Rebounds (Oct 13); see also embedded links to earlier entriesMoon Origin Models Require Cheating (June 1)First Rosetta Science Results Are Surprising (Jan 26) GEOLOGYBalanced Rocks Challenge Dating Methods (Aug 26)Instant Islands and Ecology (May 19)Geologists Have Underestimated Catastrophes (April 25)Geology Upset: Wind Carves Canyons Fast (March 19)A Niagara-Class Waterfall in Days (Feb 11)Heart Mountain Slide Levitated on Gas (Jan 28) SETILonely Billionaire Throws $100 Million at SETI (July 22) Here are some of the most significant articles in 2015 on Creation-Evolution Headlines, worth re-reading.These are the 2015 stories judged most interesting by the Editor. Do you have a favorite to add? Let us know and we will add it to the list.ARCHAEOLOGYKing Hezekiah’s Royal Seal Found in Jerusalem (Dec 3)Massive Wall and Gate Found at Goliath’s Hometown (Aug 4)Biblical Name Found on Pottery (June 17)Lost Civilizations: Human History Hidden in Plain Sight (Feb 18) ASTRONOMYAstronomers Lie about Star Formation (June 20)Plentiful Water in the Early Universe, and Other Surprises (May 14)Blow to Supernova Nucleogenesis Theory (Jan 20) THEOLOGYReligion vs Evolution: Which Explains Which? (Oct 11)Did Man Create God, or Vice Versa? (Sept 6)No Scientific Method Can Generate Integrity (July 12)Secular Scientists Rely on Biblical Values (March 29) ORIGIN OF LIFEOrigin of Life for Dummies (Aug 1)Origin of Life Theories Lost in Space (June 2)More Attempts to Explain Chirality (March 17)Chance as Evolution’s God (Feb 10) (Visited 50 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Skills shortage SA’s ‘biggest constraint’

first_imgShe said that while South African authorities could offer fiscal stimulus and interest rate cuts to moderate the effect in the short term, the survey highlighted the importance of looking at the long-term constraints companies faced as well. “It is clear that the impact of falling demand is being felt around the world.” Reduction in demand The survey finds that businesses in Botswana (54%) and Australia (47%) also identify this as their greatest business constraint. He added that privately held businesses in every market needed to be proactive, take time to understand the specific issues affecting their business, and develop strategies that allowed them to respond quickly to changes in the marketplace. This is the third consecutive year that workforce issues have been cited in Grant Thornton’s survey as the greatest impediment to growth in South Africa, though the figure is down from 48% in the 2008 survey. “More surprising, in the current economic climate, is that red tape continues to outrank cost of finance (29%) as a constraint to growth in South Africa,” the survey noted. Macquarie First South macro strategy head Nazmeera Moola said that the collapse in demand that began in the third quarter of last year was going to be the main focus for most governments and corporations around the world. A third of businesses in South Africa also cited regulations as their biggest constraint. “Reduction in demand is hurting businesses, but the shortage of skills remains the single most important constraint on business growth in South Africa,” Grant Thornton SA chairman Leonard Brehm said in a statement this week. The International Business Report finds that 49% of privately held businesses around the world identified a shortage of orders as their biggest barrier to expansion, a rise from 31% in 2008. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Globally, the countries most concerned about reduced demand were Japan (78%), Italy (70%) and Vietnam (64%). Economies less concerned about the shortage of orders include Thailand, the Netherlands and India. 19 February 2009 A shortage of orders was the second-biggest constraint in South Africa, with the number of business surveyed being concerned by the issue rising from 20% in 2008 to 34% in the current survey. Forty-one percent of South Africa’s privately held business cite the availability of a skilled workforce as the biggest constraint to business growth, according to consultancy firm Grant Thornton’s 2009 International Business Report. When asked about the area of regulation that has the biggest impact on their ability to grow, employment laws were ranked number one at 28% (29% in 2008) – considerably higher than any other kind of regulation. SAinfo reporter “Lack of skills and onerous regulatory burden are two constraints that [the] government can do a great deal to mitigate,” Moola said. “More focus is needed on these areas in 2009, to ensure that long-term growth potential remains strong.” Red tape Shortage of long-term finance is seen as a major issue in South Africa by only 17% of businesses compared to 27% globally. Globally, businesses in Mexico (66%) and Poland (45%) rank regulations as their biggest constraint to growth.last_img read more

Chinese Firm to Launch Glass Solar Roofing Tiles

first_imgA Chinese firm has developed a glass-topped solar roofing tile that should go on sale later this year, a potential challenger for Tesla’s Solar Roof in the upscale solar market.Hanergy, which is based in Beijing, announced last month it would introduce a new generation of its HanTiles in the U.S. The tiles, which combine thin-film photovoltaics with high-transmittance glass, can replace conventional roofing.The company has opened a sales office in Burlingame, California, and says it plans on national distribution once the tiles have been certified by Underwriters Laboratories. That process should be complete by June, sales and marketing director Jeff Shubert said in a telephone call.For now, the company is staying mum about most of the details. The announcement posted on the website PR Newswire says each tile weighs about 11 1/2 pounds, and Shubert adds that each tile could generate up to 35 watts of electricity. But no pricing information has been released, and even the physical dimensions of a tile are under wraps. Tesla Begins Solar Roof ProductionTesla’s Solar Roof Has a CompetitorGAF Dives Into the Residential Solar MarketGreen Basics: Photovoltaic Systems Shubert said Hanergy was waiting for UL certification before saying too much.Like Tesla solar tiles, HanTiles come in two versions — one that produces electricity and one that doesn’t. Solar and non-solar tiles look exactly the same, Shubert said, so the electrical output of the roof can be adjusted without any obvious visual clues. The single layer of glass on top of the thin-film collector is in a wavy pattern with three distinct arches.Shubert said the tiles can be installed as a new roof, or installed over an existing roof. Asked whether the tiles were a walkable surface, Shubert said they were but the company wouldn’t encourage it.Prices weren’t announced, but Shubert said HanTiles would cost more than a conventional roof. “These are for an upscale homeowner who wants a beautiful system,” he said. “The aesthetics are what we’re selling.”The tiles will carry a 25-year warranty.Hanergy has been in business for 10 years and is now the largest thin-film solar manufacturer in the world, Shubert said.center_img RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh slams double ton in Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, sets eyes on spot in Test squad

first_imgAll-rounder Yuvraj Singh made a brilliant comeback in first class cricket as he smashed a spectacular double century for North Zone against Central Zone on the second day of a semi-final match of the Duleep Trophy on Monday. The innings would certainly end any doubts whatsoever about his fitness and ability to withstand the rigours of longer version of the game after recovering from a rare germ cell cancer.Yuvraj Singh will pen a book on his player-turned-actor father Yograj Singh. The southpaw scored 208 runs, comprising 33 boundaries and 3 towering sixes, off just 241 balls before falling to Murali Karthik. His innings can give national chief selector Sandeep Patil and his team another option in the middle order of the Indian Test squad. With his handy left-arm spin to complement his batting, Yuvraj’s display might see him play Test matches in the upcoming home series against England. It was certainly a flamboyant knock by the elegant player, who has sent a strong message to the selectors ahead of the busy Test season ahead.last_img read more

Government Signs Loan Agreement for EMEP

first_imgStory Highlights He said the goals of the EMEP are consistent with the Vision 2030 plan as outlined in relation to National Goals, which speak to ‘Energy Security and Efficiency’ and ‘Sustainable Management and Use of Environmental and Natural Resources’, and include solar and wind energy. An initiative of the Government, the EMEP has been designed to promote and facilitate energy efficiency, security and conservation engagements within the public and private sectors, and reduce the dependence on imported fossil fuels. The Government has signed a loan agreement for US$15 million with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), to assist with the cost of rolling out the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP).The contract was signed at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in downtown Kingston on November 10 by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw; and General Manager, Country Department, Caribbean Group, IDB, Therese Turner-Jones.An initiative of the Government, the EMEP has been designed to promote and facilitate energy efficiency, security and conservation engagements within the public and private sectors, and reduce the dependence on imported fossil fuels.It is being initiated as the ideal programme that will strengthen efforts being made by the Government to diversify the energy mix in creating a modern, efficient and environmentally sustainable energy sector.Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Shaw said the EMEP is estimated to cost the Government approximately US$30 million and will be financed by both the IDB and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).“Additional resources of approximately US$10 million in grant funding will also be provided by the European Union Caribbean Investment Facility (EUCIF). The second co-financing loan agreement for US$15 million from Japan is scheduled to be signed on November 23, and the grant financing agreement of US$10 million between the Government and the European Union is expected to be signed shortly thereafter,” the Minister said.Mr. Shaw said the EMEP is important for the nation to reduce its dependency on imported fossil fuels.“Jamaica has experienced significant challenges with the high costs associated with the provision of energy solutions to the largest users within the Jamaican economy, including the ministries, departments and agencies of the Government. The Energy Management and Efficiency Programme is the ideal project that will strengthen the efforts being made by the Government to diversify its energy mix to create a modern, efficient and environmentally sustainable energy sector, as well as reduce the dependence on imported fossil fuel,” he pointed out.Statistics have shown that an estimated annual average of 20.4 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) were imported during the 2010-2015 period for use in the electricity, manufacturing and transportation sectors, with an average import value of US$1.9 billion.“The objective of the EMEP is to bolster the Government of Jamaica’s efforts in the areas of energy efficiency and energy conservation through the design and implementation of measures targeting key government facilities, as well as fuel conservation in road transportation to reduce the demand for fuel imports,” the Minister explained.He said the goals of the EMEP are consistent with the Vision 2030 plan as outlined in relation to National Goals, which speak to ‘Energy Security and Efficiency’ and ‘Sustainable Management and Use of Environmental and Natural Resources’, and include solar and wind energy.The EMEP will comprise three components. Component one consists of retrofitting the Health, Education and Public Agency (HEPA) government facilities. This component will target energy efficiency and conservation measures in 73 HEPA government facilities, comprehensive retrofits in 23 government facilities and light emitting diode (LED) lighting retrofits in 50 facilities.Component two involves the implementation of an Urban Traffic Management System (UTMS). This component will finance the purchase and installation of equipment to complete the UTMS in Kingston, which includes a central control platform for traffic monitoring, upgraded traffic controllers, closed-circuit television cameras and training of National Works Agency (NWA) staff.Component three focuses on support for electricity planning. This component will provide the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) with additional expertise and system capacity, and, in particular, training, contracting of technical experts in energy efficiency, and demand side management and technical studies to support the implementation of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP),Meanwhile, Mrs. Turner-Jones said her organisation is pleased to be partnering with the country to fund EMEP.“Today is a great moment because it not just focuses on energy efficiency in bringing $7 million worth of savings to your budget every year. We see this as one really small component in terms of what the bigger energy plan and policy for the country will deliver over time. A large portion of Jamaica’s import bill goes to importing fuels, so, right now, that’s heavily weighted on heavy fossil fuels. Jamaica really is the country that is setting the pace for reforms,” she said. The Government has signed a loan agreement for US$15 million with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), to assist with the cost of rolling out the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP).last_img read more