Inconnu Swim Club at Safeway this Sunday selling tickets for Fall Raffle

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Inconnu Swim Club will be at Safeway tomorrow, Sunday, December 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., selling tickets for their Fall Raffle. Inconnu thanks the community and its various sponsors for their continued support.Advertisement For more information, you can visit Inconnu’s Facebook page. Corporate sponsors include Central Mountain Air, Everflo Compression Ltd, Northern Vision Care and Sugar Ray’s Pilot and Hotshot Services. All proceeds from this raffle go to support the kids that are involved with the Inconnu Swim Club as Inconnu is a non-profit organization and rely on this generous support. – Advertisement -The prizes up for grab includes:center_img This will be the last chance to buy these tickets at a convenient location.  The draw date is December 20, at 7:00 p.m., at the North Peace Leisure Pool. Inconnu has only 240 tickets left out of the printed 3,500. Tickets are just $5.00 each. 1st Prize – 2 Return CMA Tickets + $500.00 Cash 2nd Prize – $1000.00 Cash 3rd Prize – $500.00 Cash last_img read more

West Ham midfielder Kouyate to undergo scan

first_img West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate will undergo a scan on Monday to determine if he faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up a groin injury against Liverpool on Saturday.Kouyate played through the pain barrier in the second half and was forced to stay on the field late in the game after Sam Allardyce had used all three substitutes.The Senegal international has been one of the star performers for the east London club and produced another superb display as his side recorded an impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool.Allardyce will be praying that the scan doesn’t show any major damage and that Kouyate will be fit to face Manchester United on Saturday.The former Anderlecht midfielder has forged an impressive partnership with Mark Noble and Alex Song at the heart of the West Ham midfield and the West Ham boss will want to name an unchanged team for the trip to Old Trafford. 1last_img read more

Winnipeg shelter partners with Fringe Festival to raise cash for programs

first_imgAPTN National NewsA play by a Winnipeg homeless shelter is being featured at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.The Siloam Mission hopes that by showcasing its theatrical skills, it can raise cash for programs.APTN’s Matt Thordarson [email protected]last_img

BlackBerry Recruits Major Partners in New Mobile Solutions Push

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters 3 min read November 13, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals BlackBerry Ltd unveiled its new mobile-device management and security platform on Thursday and struck wide-ranging partnerships to bolster its capabilities, sending its shares more than 6 percent higher.BlackBerry said it would team up with Samsung to provide a “highly secure mobility solution” for Samsung’s Android phones. The system couples the Canadian company’s device management capability with the KNOX software embedded on Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets, and will be available in early 2015, the companies said.”The partnership with Samsung is a very big deal,” said John Jackson, a technology analyst at IDC. “It’s hard to imagine a partnership with more significant practical impact potential.”The new platform, the BlackBerry Enterprise Service, or BES 12, will allow corporations and government agencies to manage and make secure not only BlackBerry’s mobile devices, but also those running on rival operating systems such as Google Inc’s Android, Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows platform.For the first time the platform will also be able to manage the use of medical diagnostic equipment, industrial machinery and motor vehicles.”When we think of mobile devices today, we think of tablets, smartphones and laptops, but very quickly we are going to have sensors, medical devices and a variety of ‘connected things’, so we’re positioning the platform to be able to handle all of those things as well,” Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard said in an interview at the BES 12 launch in San Francisco.BlackBerry also announced a BES12 deal with Brightstar, the world’s largest wireless distribution company, and a tie-up with business software company Inc that will let clients in healthcare and other regulated industries use Salesforce software to securely access data via the BlackBerry platform.”It looks as though BES 12 ticks all the boxes,” IDC’s Jackson said. “The challenges are it is just a phenomenally competitive environment full of very capable, very well-capitalized big guys like IBM and SAP.”The new products and services are the backbone of BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen’s plan to turn around the smartphone pioneer, whose devices have lost ground to Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy devices and a slew of other gadgets powered by Google’s Android operating system.While it is still a player in the smartphone business, BlackBerry is pivoting to focus on services and the demands of a large base of enterprise clients that are increasingly grappling with data security concerns.The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said its customers have registered for five million BES licenses since a migration push was launched in March, with some 30 percent of these prospective clients moving from rival mobile device management platforms.BlackBerry’s Nasdaq-listed shares jumped more than 6 percent to as high as $12.05, their highest level since August 2013, soon after the news.(Additional reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Alden Bentley; and Peter Galloway) Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more