Letterkenny Shopping Centre awarded for making the big switch

first_imgA bright idea has led the Letterkenny Shopping Centre to win a Green Jersey Award from Rayal Energy.The popular shopping centre, which is part of the Harcourt Shopping Centre group, has earned praise for making the switch to LED lighting. The results have been immediate and extremely cost effective.Letterkenny Shopping Centre is committed to being as energy efficient as possible and the conversion to LED has vastly reduced the centre’s energy consumption. Ed McCulloch, the property manager who received the award at the recent FM show in Dublin’s RDS on behalf of Letterkenny SC and the other Harcourt Centres said: “Harcourt Developments are proud to receive the Green Jersey award from Rayal Energy for saving 642,401 kg of CO2 by making the big switch to LED. “All six Shopping Centre’s in the Harcourt Group have now completed LED lighting upgrades which use significantly less energy than fluorescent fixtures, while increasing lumen output to make our Centre’s brighter. On average the upgrades have provided energy savings of approx. 40%, so great for the planet and our tenants,” Mr McCulloch said.Tom Hefferon (CEO) Rayal Energy, Ed McCulloch (Senior Property Management Surveyor) Harcourt Developments, Michelle Shirley (Sales & Operations Director) Rayal Energy.Letterkenny Shopping Centre awarded for making the big switch was last modified: April 5th, 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:harcourt development groupled lightingLetterkenny Shopping Centre.rayal energylast_img read more

Stolen Donegal lorry found thanks to eagle-eyed motorist

first_imgPolice in Derry have praised the assistance of the public who have helped officers track down a lorry which had been stolen in Co Donegal.The Renault truck was eventually tracked down to the village of Maghera.A cross border operation between the PSNI and the Gardai is underway to find those behind the theft. PSNI Magherafelt say on its Facebook page: “One of the great things about F District is how quick you guys are to contact us when things don’t seem right.“Another great example of this was a few days ago when someone spotted this lorry on the move.“They had earlier seen a post on Facebook of a lorry stolen in Donegal, believed they recognised it driving towards Tobermore and called us.“Crews were able to recover it outside Maghera. “We were then able to make arrangements to return the lorry to its owner.“We are assisting the Garda with their investigation regarding those involved.”Stolen Donegal lorry found thanks to eagle-eyed motorist was last modified: October 24th, 2019 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:Derrydonegalfoundlorrypolicelast_img read more

South African entrepreneurs talk about Forbes Africa 30 list

first_imgDuring its annual developer conference, global giant Facebook featured numerous African inventers. They were among those who created new products and features for the online social media platform.The F8 Conference, as it is known, took place over two days in April in San Francisco. A range of new products, tools and interactive demos were featured, and a host of speakers attended to assist developers build, grow and monetise their apps.“We believe that local entrepreneurs and developers will be the ones to meet the needs of their immediate community, and we are working with developers to know how we can support them in doing so,” said Emeka Afigbo, a manager at Facebook.“We are listening to our developer partners in Africa, and the strong showing for F8 is a reflection of our commitment to doing more with our partners across the continent to help them build products and businesses.”See the conference highlights:The following apps, created by African developers, were launched at the conference:Afrinolly (Entertainment, Nigeria)Gumtree South Africa (Classifieds, South Africa)Vzikoko (Entertainment, Nigeria)Jobberman (Jobs, Nigeria/Ghana)The Net (Entertainment, Nigeria)My Music (Media, Nigeria)Smaller F8 gatherings were also hosted in Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town and Morocco, where participants watched the sessions as they took place in San Francisco.Three young Malawians won a developer challenge. Walter Moyo, Thandie Magasa and Daniel Mvalo created Maternitech, an app that provides an educationalplatform to reduce the pregnancy rate in girls under the age of 18.Watch this interview with the three Malawian developers:The Talk to Me app was created by 10-year-old Panashe Jere, who learned to code at a Coding for Kids session at the Malawi hub. “This app converts input text into voice so children always have someone to talk to,” said Facebook.Users on the platformAs of June 2014, reported Facebook, there were 100 million people arriving on the platform every month across the African continent, with over 80% on mobile.Compared to the US and Europe, there are a billion more people in Africa using Facebook on mobile devices. (Image: Facebook for Business)South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more