Sci-Tech North is inviting residents of Northern B.C. to submit nominations for 2010 Excellence in Innovation Awards.The annual awards recognize individuals, companies, and programs leading the way in fields ranging from environmental stewardship to education.- Advertisement -Sci-Tech North Executive Director Lori Ackerman says the awards “celebrate the innovation that is happening in our region, and also make residents and companies aware of the innovation that is going on here.”She also says the awards can play a vital role in fostering cutting-edge techniques in Northern B.C.[asset|aid=3124|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=57067666a836ee6bb8792f3f559747b1-Lori-North_1_Pub.mp3] Nominations are being accepted until Oct. 20 in the following seven categories:Advertisement Innovative YouthInnovation in EductionInnovation at WorkInnovation in IndustryTechnology EntrepreneurInnovative Action for the EnvironmentTechology LeadershipSubmissions are being accepted by fax, at (250) 785-9649, or by phone, at (250) 785-9600.The 2010 Excellence in Innovation Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Fort St. John’s Pomeroy Hotel.
Ireland’s most famous amateur weatherman has said the country’s current cold snap could last until the end of February.Postman Michael GallagherCo Donegal postman Michael Gallagher warned in December that the country would be covered in snow for the start of the New Year.And although his prediction of a white Christmas never came to pass, he is convinced the sleet and snow is here to stay. Mr Gallagher, who uses the behaviour of plants and animals in the Bluestack Mountains to make his predictions, said all the indications are that we’re set to shiver for another six weeks.“I was a little out with the Christmas prediction but I knew it was only a matter of time before snow arrived early in the New Year.“All the classic signs were there that the temperatures were going to dip.“The trees were laden with berries for the birds and foxes were spotted coming into outhouses to shelter. “The plants and animals react to nature. Previous generations used all these signs so it’s nothing new,” he said.People across the North-West awoke today to another heavy fall of sleet and snow.Met Eireann are predicting the cold snap will last until next Wednesday but say they cannot forecast beyond that accurately.However, postman Michael added “That’s certainly not the end of the snow.“In fact, we’ll have more this weekend and next week. It may clear up a little but we’re going to have a series of cold snaps with plenty of snow right up until the end of February.” POSTMAN MICKEY CLAIMS COLD SNAP WILL LAST UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY was last modified: January 17th, 2015 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:donegalMichael Gallagherpredictionsnow