Fernandez eyeing his biggest leap

first_img Fernandez, who helped Jamaica to a historic performance at the FIBA Americas Championships in 2013, where wins over Argentina and Brazil led to a first-time ranking for the Jamaicans, would further confirm his talents in the NCAA system, where his 6′ 10″ frame proved useful with 119 blocked shots in his senior year at Valparaiso University. His performances on the college scene certainly turned some heads and when he declared for the 2016 NBA Draft, the Portland Trailblazers and Toronto Raptors were among those who showed an interest. In the end, it was the Heat who proved to be most serious, stepping in and putting a contract in front of the Jamaican big man. “It came out of nowhere. My agent called me one day and told me they (Heat) wanted me to try out with them. They called me back three weeks after that and told me they were going to sign me. I had to ask myself who could it be but God. He’s the one that is making all of this happen and I just want to give Him all the praise,” Fernandez said. “I am ready for this step. If I need to go get more development, I am good with that, too. This is where I want to be. I am a good defensive player and that is what I can contribute and be a force out there to help this team as much as I can to get a championships,” added Fernandez. The Jamaican, who played two preseason games with the Heat, totalling three points, one rebound and a steal in 14:38 minutes on the court, was yesterday waived by the franchise ahead of the start of the season and is expected to continue his growth at the Heat’s NBA Development League team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, which is based in South Dakota. Fernandez, who pointed to Hakeem Olajuwon and Heat executive Alonzo Mourning as his inspirations, has been married for almost two years and has two children, who he label as his daily source of motivation. The holder of a bachelors degree and two masters’ degrees, Fernandez is testament to the value of hard work and faith. He hopes that his journey will not only meet his ambitions, but will also inspire those who are looking on. “With everything you do, the sky is the limit. One thing to know is that if you put God first and you are dedicated, then anything is possible. As long as you are doing your part, God will do his part,” Fernandez notes. Vashil Fernandez has certainly come a long way; and in a relatively short space of time. It’s been just about a decade since he started seriously bouncing around a basketball, but after putting pen to paper on a deal with the NBA’s Miami Heat on October 17, the former Calabar High student is one step closer to realising his dream of playing in the world’s top basketball league. “I am definitely pleased to have signed with the Heat, but I am giving all thanks and praise to God on how He has made everything come into play just the way He want it to be. It’s been a long summer of just working hard and trusting Him, being patient and staying calm and praying; just waiting for that moment for the door to open and just walking through it,” Fernandez told the Sunday Gleaner in a recent chat. His story is an interesting one – from being told that he would lose a leg to rising above his challenges and excelling both on the court and in the books, Fernandez is eyeing his biggest leap yet. Living in Moneague, St Ann, with his grandmother, aunt and over 15 siblings and other relatives, Fernandez’s dribble to the top was a matter of chance perhaps – or, as he would say, fate. As a teenager, Fernandez would travel for the better part of three hours from Moneague to Kingston, where he was actually born, to spend time with his mother and babysit his youngest sister. It was on one of these trips to the capital when he would be introduced to Calabar High coach Ludlow Barker. His life would forever change. “I used to come to Kingston every weekend to babysit my youngest sister when my mother had to work, and I was on the street corner with one of my friends who sold coconut water and sugar cane. One of his friends turned up and asked me if I knew how to play basketball and I said, ‘Well, I could learn’. I didn’t know that much about it and he introduced me to Ludlow Barker, my high school coach, and that is where it all started for me.” Barker saw his abilities and when an injury situation threatened to derail his strides, eventually directed him to then Jamaica Basketball Association president Ajani Williams, who, to this day, acts as a mentor to the 24 year old, who, at one point, was told that a leg injury would require amputation. HISTORIC PERFORMANCElast_img read more

Salala Rubber Corporation Tries to Keep the Economy Wheel Turning

first_imgSalala Rubber Corporation (SRC) is one of many multi-national companies contributing to Liberia’s economy and its sustainable development agenda for transformation. SRC covers a surface of 8,000 hectares. The concession situated in theDa-Ta Clan and Gibi District in Margibi County, several kilometers away from Monrovia. It has 2,084 hectares as mature areas, plus 2,721 in the immature areas.For over five decades, SRC has been contributing to the economic viability of Liberia. The company entered into a concession agreement with the Government of Liberia on August 1, 1959. Since then the company has been working full-scale, even in the midst of the EbolaVirus outbreak. Only its school system’s teachers were temporarily redundant because of the outbreak.It is currently paying teachers in their school system 50% of their salaries while staying at home in keeping with the Labor Laws of Liberia. The company feels this is a way of sustaining its workforce in the midst of the Ebola virus epidemic.SRC management’s immediate focus at the moment is to develop and rejuvenate the plantation. Its workers union has passionately spoken of a very cordial relationship that exists amongst the entire workforce, including senior level management.On challenges being faced, there have been numerous claims from local residents of encroachment on their private land, non- payment for crops said to have been damaged during the plantation extension process, desecration of traditional and burial sites, pollution of water sources amongothers. All of these are not unique to SRC alone. They are some of the same claims that are being raised by residents against other companies working in the agriculture sector across Liberia.The SRC continues to maintain that those claims from the locals are untrue, and that it has paid for damaged crops, respected sacred sites, and has always operated within the confines of its August 1, 1959 concession agreement with the Government of Liberia.However, every attempt by the company to access the undeveloped parts of its concession is viewed by local residents as encroachment, which is the main obstacle to the full development of the 8,000 hectares of land granted in Margibi County, under the August 1, 1959 concession agreement with the Government of Liberia.In addressing their claims, SRC has always dialogue with them, with the involvement of the Margibi County Administration, and sometimes the Ministry of Internal Affairs as the situation may dictate.On the way forward, the corporation is committed to the promotion of economic empowerment, and social development in its concession area, and also committed to fully develop lands within its concession agreement, and to build a disciplined,highly motivated work force.It is therefore necessary to emphasize that it is in the collective interest of the company and residents in the surrounding communities to peacefully coexist, since the plantation operation is for the long term, and it will definitely yield economic and other benefits to those communities.The workers union in a recent radio talk show, praised the SRC management for the leverage granted them as well as regularizing their benefits.For over 50 years, SRC has remained a major employer complimenting the Government of Liberia’s efforts in balancing the labor sector. Many extended families in Liberia and elsewhere depend on employment opportunities offered by the company. Salala Rubber Corporation maintains an enviable record of being the only agriculture concession company paying higher wages to its workers. From 3.06 per hour of labor in August 2007, SRC now boasts of 5.30 as minimum daily wage in just a three-year period. This increment especially in the wages ofits unionized workforce signifies SRC’s commitment to prioritizing the welfare of its entire workforce.The plantation manager at SRC is Mr. Aluppy Shanid, an expatriate with very good interpersonal skills. His human relations resonates his position as plantation manager. He has to deal with large number of workers. SRC has given four hectares of farmland to communities and villages. This gesture will enhance the livelihood of everyone living in SRC concession areas. The company has a strategy of working around the 30-year productivity period of tree planting.Concessions throughout history will have to tackle the issue of environmental concerns. For William Quaye, the International Safety Organization’s (ISO) Health Environment and Safety (HSE) officer, SRC is ISO complaint and that it protects/preserves biodiversity, including wetlands within its concession areas.SRC has over the years adhered to EPA regulations and that Environment Assessment Plans/ Environmental Impact Assessment (EAI) are given high priority by the company.Throughout the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, SRC has never closed its health facilities. The company has provided healthcare services to communities and villages within its plantations. Safety measures within its many workshops are strictly observed with social security benefits and measures properly in place.SRC also has it’s constraints in the midst of a global economic meltdown. Prices of rubber on the international scene and theft of latex have for some time posed some problems for the company. But the company has found a way to deter theft and other unwholesome activities against company policies. Latex is now processed in company premises. Such was formerly done in the plantations. This method has seemingly worked and has saved the company the problem of latex theft. The fluctuation of global rubber prices has also helped to reduce latex theft. SRC contracts private security firms to help in plantation protection. The hardworking Liberian management team at SRC is quietly achieving the much needed results for progress and maximum productivity.The company is to shortly renew its concession agreement with the Government of Liberia (GOL) in a couple of months. The positives in favor of SRC are enormous. Indeed SRC is a true partner in progress. With all of this tremendous progress being made by the company which brought claim and stability to that part of the country, we strongly feel it is now time government adopts the SRC model as a means of bringing vibrancy to the rubber sector in the country which was highly hit as the result of the civil war.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ibrahim Nyei Admitted to Adam Smith Fellowship

first_imgIbrahim A. Nyei, a universal social justice activist, is currently a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.A Liberian political analyst, Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei, has been admitted into the prestigious Adam Smith Fellowship for 2018-2019.Nyei is one of 100 doctoral students who will be supported by the Mercatus Center to devote significant time to creative scholarly research.He will spend the next 12 months attending high-level colloquial and seminars at the Virginia-based Mercatus Center located at George Mason University.Since its inception in 2012, the Adam Smith Fellowship program has remained solely focused on honing the skills of PhD students in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science and sociology.The goal is to encourage students to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies.Nyei, an unrelenting universal social justice activist, is currently a candidate for Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.For him, becoming an Adam Smith fellow is an added-value and a priceless chance to further polish his skills. He has described his award as a “great opportunity” for him to take his search for advanced academic knowledge to the next level.Interestingly, Nyei’s belief that societies ought to “function in ways that support and give equal opportunities to all” smoothly aligns with key thematic areas, such as public choice, liberty, self-governance and polycentrism to be explored during his time at George Mason University.Throughout the year fellows will be engaged with theories and research from three leading political economy schools of thought: Austrian Political Economy, Virginia Political Economy and the Bloomington Political Economy. According to Nyei, while he has little understanding of the Austrian and Virginia Schools of thought, he has worked with the theories of the Bloomington School in his academic and professional career for the last ten years.He was introduced to the theories of the Bloomington School by Prof. Amos Sawyer a former research Scientist at the Indiana University Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis from where the theories of the Bloomington Politic Economy have been developed.He obtained Master of Science in Public Policy and Development from the Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Nyei also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the A.M.E. University. He is the current Program Manager and Senior Policy Analyst for Political and Legal Reforms at Liberia’s Governance Commission.Nyei believes strongly in democratic socialism, wherein the “the government and the economy are run by the people through representatives and self-governance institutions of collective action.”It is imperative to note that Nyei has contributed to numerous international publications on Liberian and African politics.He currently writes a regular analysis for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistants on constitutional reform in Liberia and at the same time wrote expert briefings on the 2017 electoral process in Liberia for the Africa Research Institute based in London.He has numerous scholarly publications to his credit in addition to the long running blog and newspaper column on current affairs in Liberia under the caption ‘Voice of a Patriot.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Apartment planner trying to build case

first_imgA requirement that a Warner Center developer offer below-market rentals as part of a traffic-reduction strategy has touched off a debate that could test the limits of Los Angeles’ affordable-housing campaign. Proposed more than two years ago, Ronald Simms’ plan would bulldoze the longtime Valley Indoor Swap Meet and replace it with a 438-unit apartment complex. But his project stalled as city leaders grappled with a building boom in Warner Center that led to tough restrictions on apartment and condo construction. Residential developers in Warner Center are now required to offer 25 percent of their units as affordable to secretaries, mall employees, Starbucks managers and other middle-income residents who work within a three-mile radius. The goal, city officials say, is to encourage workers to live within walking distance of their jobs. But Simms said that requirement, which would force him to rent 109 units at below-market rates, is expensive, unfair and could be illegal because the city cannot demonstrate that offering “affordable” rents will reduce traffic congestion. “It is economically unrealistic and I’m upset that it’s being imposed on me in the guise of traffic mitigation,” Simms told the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee during a hearing Tuesday. Simms is appealing the requirement, as well as a $1 million traffic fee imposed on his proposed five-story project at 6701 Variel Ave. Councilman Dennis Zine, who represents the area, said he’s prepared to fight for the affordable-housing requirement. “If (the developer) prevails, I’ll come back with an ordinance that says no more development,” he said. Developers in Warner Center and other communities are watching the case closely to see whether the affordable-housing requirement – one of two in the city – will survive a full City Council vote April 10 and an expected court challenge. Located in the far southwest corner of the San Fernando Valley, Warner Center is a mix of office towers, industrial businesses, malls and pricey residential complexes. The Warner Center Specific Plan, which was adopted in 1993, encouraged a dense community with both jobs and homes. Residential developers were exempt from transportation fees and given other construction waivers. The plan envisioned 3,000 additional living units by 2010, but in building boom the Planning Department approved 3,000 units by 2005. Not all units have been built yet. Neighbors complained that the boom would ruin the employment-housing balance and inundate the center with traffic. Zine proposed a moratorium on new apartments and condos, but the Planning Department and City Attorney’s Office persuaded him to compromise and allow a project-by-project review of residential complexes. Under a law passed in December 2005, residential projects would pay traffic-impact fees and be required to set aside 25 percent of units as so-called work-force housing. The housing would be made available to people who earn 120 percent or less of the county’s median family income. That’s roughly $58,000 for a single person and $83,000 for a family of four. The allowable rent would be about $1,463 for a one-bedroom unit and $1,647 for a two-bedroom unit. But Simms argues that the requirement is not about cutting traffic, but rather is a city mandate to create affordable housing. In a filing with the city, Simms argued that his project would replace the popular Valley Indoor Swap Meet, which on a typical weekend day draws more than 700 vehicles to the site, with “spillover” parking taking up all the spaces on nearby streets. And he notes that the requirement allows that if the units are not leased by local workers after four months, the owner can still rent them to people who work outside the area. He also argues that many families considered to be work-force households still would make too much to qualify for housing under the city’s specified income limits. “What comes in as a traffic-mitigation measure is really subterfuge,” said attorney Ben Reznik, who is representing Simms. “It’s an inclusionary, affordable-housing condition that this City Council has previously rejected and been unable to adopt citywide.” kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Liverpool survive Arsenal fightback in six-goal thriller

first_imgBut Arsenal hit back in stunning style with three goals in five minutes from Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil.There was one last plot twist as Firmino bagged Liverpool’s equaliser to cap a breath-taking clash that was almost as memorable as the Reds’ 4-3 victory over Arsenal in the corresponding fixture last season.Fourth placed Liverpool remain one point above fifth placed Arsenal after a Christmas cracker that underlined the qualities and problems with two teams who harboured title ambitions in August, but now trail way behind runaway leaders Manchester City.Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 10 league games, but boss Jurgen Klopp will be kicking himself after his team’s defensive and goalkeeping flaws were exposed again.Liverpool’s midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) heads the first goal past Arsenal’s goalkeeper Petr Cech © AFP / Adrian DENNISArsenal have now won just one of last five league matches and despite their spirited comeback, manager Arsene Wenger was left to rue age-old problems in his attacking game-plan.Liverpool, in their lurid orange away kit, suffered an early blow when captain Jordan Henderson limped off injured.Despite that setback, Klopp could still call on his ‘fab four’ of Coutinho, Salah, Firmino and Sadio Mane.In sublime form this season, two of that group conjured Liverpool’s 26th minute opener as Arsenal, with Xhaka and Jack Wilshere offering scant protection for their back four, paid the price for a lacklustre start.James Milner sent Salah surging away down the right flank and when the Egyptian’s cross deflected off Laurent Koscielny, it fell perfectly for Coutinho, who finished his lung-bursting run with a deft header over Petr Cech for his 11th club goal this season.Klopp’s side should have been two up by half-time, but Firmino curled over and Salah shot too close to Cech.Salah’s air-kick wasted another Liverpool opportunity and it was no surprise to hear Arsenal booed off at the interval.– Epic collapse –Wenger sent on centre-back Shkodran Mustafi for Nacho Monreal, but the fault-lines in Arsenal’s defence were still being exposed.Salah finally got the goal his enterprising display deserved in the 52nd minute, advancing in the area as Arsenal backed off before slotting a fine finish into the far corner.Liverpool’s midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) scores the second goal past Arsenal’s goalkeeper Petr Cech © AFP / Adrian DENNISSalah’s 21st Liverpool goal this season should have been the knockout blow, but incredibly it was the signal for an epic collapse from the visitors.Sanchez had been totally anonymous up to that point, but the Arsenal forward sprang to life to reduce the deficit 60 seconds after they fell two behind.Hector Bellerin swung a cross to the far post and with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez losing concentration, Sanchez nipped in to head home.It was the spark that Arsenal needed and they were level three minutes later thanks to a Simon Mignolet howler.When Xhaka took aim from 35 yards, the Arsenal midfielder’s powerful effort appeared to move in the air, but it was still straight at Mignolet, who tried to make a fisted save but instead diverted the ball into the net.Suddenly, Liverpool were in disarray and Wenger’s men struck again with a majestic move in the 58th minute.Ozil played the ball into Alexandre Lacazette, then took the French forward’s audacious back-heel in his stride before clipping a sweet finish past Mignolet.The drama wasn’t over and Liverpool recovered their composure to equalise in the 71st minute.This time it was Firmino who did the damage, beating Cech from the edge of the area with a stinging shot that the keeper palmed weakly into his own net.As if that wasn’t enough to scramble the senses, Klopp’s exuberant celebration took him near enough to the Arsenal bench to have irked the hosts, who almost had the last laugh when Ozil’s cross nearly caught out Mignolet.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mesut Ozil celebrating his goal. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 22 – Liverpool survived an incredible Arsenal fightback as Roberto Firmino rescued a thrilling 3-3 draw in a strong contender for the Premier League’s game of the season on Friday.Philippe Coutinho’s first half opener and Mohamed Salah’s strike after the interval appeared to have put Liverpool on course for an early Christmas present at the Emirates Stadium.last_img read more

Minerd is GOP choice

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. It looks like the Republicans have found their standard bearer in the 30th state Senate District. Selma Minerd, a 42-year resident of Whittier, said Friday that she’s running for the Republican nomination in the 30th state Senate District. Minerd, 81, faces tough odds in this overwhelming Democratic district. But Minerd, who so far is the only announced Republican, said she is looking forward to the campaign. “This is going to be interesting and it will be fun,” she said. “I’m going to enjoy it no matter what. I hope to be able to represent Republicans with honesty, integrity and with our ideas.” Minerd, who ran once unsuccessfully for the Whittier City Council during the 1980s, has been involved in politics since moving to Whittier. She has run the Republican headquarters for years and is treasurer of the 58th Assembly District Republican Central Committee. Minerd also is a community volunteer. She works at the Friends of Library book store and is past president of the Friendly Hills Women’s Club. Her campaign manager will be Barbara Stone, another long-time Whittier resident who is a professor of political science at Cal State Fullerton and president of the Whittier-San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs. CITY COUNCIL DEBATES: Three candidate forums for the April 11 election have been scheduled in the next week and a half. The Whittier Conservancy will hold a forum at 7 p.m. March 13 in the City Council chambers, 13230 Penn St., Whittier. The forum will be taped for a later showing. It will not be shown live. Assistant City Manager Nancy Mendez said the city only shows the League of Women Voters’ forums live because they are perceived as a neutral group. “It’s not that anybody thinks they won’t be neutral, we want to view the tape first and ensure neutrality before we put it on the air,” she said. The Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters will hold a forum at 7:30 p.m. March 16 – also in the council chambers. It will be shown live on Channel 6 for cable television. The Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum at 6 p.m. March 22 at Crystal Marquis, 13007 Philadelphia St., Whittier. DRUG FIGHT: In an effort to help the fight against illegal drugs, Rep. Linda Sanchez successfully amended the bipartisan Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act on Friday to allow for funding drug prevention programs. The amendment, which was passed by a voice vote in the House Judiciary Committee, allows up to 5 percent of high intensity drug trafficking area funds to be used for drug prevention programs. “I offered this amendment because we need a comprehensive and flexible approach to fighting drugs,” said Sanchez, D-Lakewood. “There is a consensus among law enforcement agencies that prevention programs are a necessary part of a successful strategy to fight drugs and crime.” Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.comlast_img read more

RESULTS: MARY FROM DUNGLOE 5K

first_imgWinner of the Junior Boys Jamie Mc Gee, Annagry pictured with 2012 Mary from Dungloe Megan O DonnellUPDATED: Great performances from the large contingent of Rosses and Gweedore athletes in Dungloe this evening.A fine run from Noel Diver, Meenaleck to finish in 4th place and bag the first local finisher prize.A fine 7th place for Dungloe native Gavin Ward while Eamon O Donnell and Michael Logue came in 10th and 11th. Another great run from Fionnula Diver in 7th place with Noreen Mc Gee getting the first Rosses AC lady home prize. Place  Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 16.07 42 Gary Campbell SM Dunleer2 16.15 96 Eddie Margey SM Letterkenny A.C. 3 16.59 97 Kevin Ferry M40+ Letterkenny A.C.4 17.05 158 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.5 17.20 185 Paddy McDaid SM Letterkenny A.C.6 17.43 54 Aidan McKeever M40+ Letterkenny A.C.7 17.46 167 Gavin Ward SM Rosses A.C.8 17.52 81 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A.C. 9 17.57 160 Fionnuala Diver SW Letterkenny A.C.10 18.01 29 Eamon O’Donnell SM Rosses A.C.11 18.07 141 Michael Logue SM Rosses A.C.12 18.15 56 Pauric Friel SM Letterkenny A.C. 13 18.18 149 Edward Harkin SM Rosses A.C.14 18.20 34 John Wallace SM Individual15 18.21 129 John McCallion SM Individual16 18.22 143 Gary Gillespie SM Rosses A.C.17 18.35 122 Darren Price SM Letterkenny A.C.18 18.42 72 Martin McGlynn SM Individual19 18.44 178 Denis Forker SM Rosses A.C.20 19.06 151 Jamie McGee JM Individual21 19.07 119 Noleen Porter W45+ Finn Valley A.C.22 19.09 130 Seamus Ferry M45+ Individual23 19.13 138 Mark Sweeney SM Individual24 19.17 99 Derek Gillespie SM Rosses A.C.25 19.27 33 Sharon Muir W40+ Individual26 19.30 58 Paul Cosgrove M45+ Letterkenny A.C.27 19.32 44 Niall Campbell M40+ Dunleer28 19.40 89 Packie McGonigle SM Individual29 19.41 62 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A.C.30 19.42 63 Sean McFadden SM Letterkenny A.C.30 July 2013 Place  Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club31 19.48 139 Owen O’Donnell SM Rosses A.C.32 19.53 175 Fergal McGee SM Rosses A.C.33 19.55 176 Niamh Corry JW Raheney Shamrocks34 19.56 191 Denis Boner M40+ Individual35 19.57 80 Michael McElroy SM Rosses A.C.36 20.00 31 Sean Timoney M40+ Rosses A.C.37 20.07 183 Ben McGonagle SM Rosses A.C.38 20.10 93 Sheila Regan SW Letterkenny A.C.39 20.13 124 John Kildea M40+ Individual40 20.14 12 Mark McCole JM Individual41 20.15 11 Mathew McCole JM Individual42 20.26 140 Aidrian Forker SM Rosses A.C.43 20.31 113 Alan Rodgers SM Individual44 20.35 43 John M O’Donnell SM Individual45 20.36 41 Seaghna Campbell JW Dunleer46 20.41 145 Paul McGonigle SM Rosses A.C.47 20.43 88 PJ Friel M50+ Individual48 20.44 39 Keith Ferry SM Individual49 20.45 172 Declan McHugh SM Individual50 20.49 184 Basil Malone SM Individual51 20.55 106 Eamon Friel M40+ Rosses A.C.52 21.02 155 Oisin Bonner JM Rosses A.C.53 21.03 115 Donal Rodgers SM Rosses A.C.54 21.07 1 Martin Doherty M40+ Rosses A.C.55 21.08 16 Dylan Sweeney JM Rosses A.C.56 21.09 59 Damien McGlynn SM Letterkenny A.C.57 21.12 118 Noreen Bonner W50+ Finn Valley A.C.58 21.18 162 Noreen McGee SW Rosses A.C.59 21.19 114 Paul McGee SM Rosses A.C.60 21.27 168 Hazel Scorer SW Individual61 21.28 68 Volja Deicke M40+ Individual62 21.31 154 Owen Bonner M45+ Rosses A.C.63 21.37 51 David Turner M40+ Individual30 July 2013 Place  Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club64 21.38 190 Pauric Lenehan SM Individual65 21.39 98 Emer McGee W40+ Individual66 21.40 133 Michael Regan SM Individual67 21.42 65 Christina Russell JW Letterkenny A.C.68 21.43 153 Mark Byrne M40+ Individual69 21.45 148 Eugene McGinley M45+ Individual70 21.52 123 Sean Keaveney SM Individual71 21.55 38 Cathal McGinley SM Individual72 22.00 164 Sinead Boyle SW Rosses A.C.73 22.02 159 Deirdre Diver SW Rosses A.C.74 22.05 91 Martin Hickey M45+ Individual75 22.07 46 Christopher Boyle JM Rosses A.C.76 22.08 177 Niall Griffin M40+ Rosses A.C.77 22.09 52 Cathal McGeever JM Individual78 22.14 144 Elise Gillespie SW Rosses A.C.79 22.16 108 Seamus O’Baoill SM Individual80 22.18 169 Collie O’Donnell M40+ Letterkenny A.C.81 22.19 128 John Ferry M45+ Individual82 22.20 17 Daire Gallagher JM Individual83 22.21 15 Dessie Gallagher SM Individual84 22.30 90 Donal Boyle SM Individual85 22.38 75 Sarah Ward SW Individual86 22.39 40 Conor Carr SM Individual87 22.40 67 Orla Fogarty JW Letterkenny A.C.88 22.42 19 Edwina Sweeney SW Individual89 22.43 147 Shaun O’Donnell M50+ Individual90 22.54 22 Paul McGarvey SM Rosses A.C.91 22.57 32 Erin Doherty JW Individual92 23.01 74 Angela Drumgoole W40+ Individual93 23.12 121 Karen Hayward W45+ Individual94 23.18 174 Kathlee Griffin W40+ Rosses A.C.95 23.19 163 Anne Harkin SW Rosses A.C.96 23.26 14 Nikea McGovern JW Rosses A.C.30 July 2013 Place  Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club97 23.28 23 Conor O’Donnell JM Individual98 23.31 131 Nicola Maguire SW Individual99 23.38 100 Niel Mason SM Individual100 23.46 20 Bernie Corry W45+ Individual101 23.49 21 Eddie Curry M50+ Individual102 23.51 171 Sadie McDevitt W40+ Rosses A.C.103 23.52 195 Paul Brady M40+ Individual104 23.53 136 Yvonne McFadden SW Individual105 23.59 137 Conor Boyle SM Individual106 24.18 166 Nicholas Weherly JM Individual107 24.21 60 Catherine Boyle W45+ Individual108 24.30 157 Kevin Sharkey M45+ Individual109 24.36 77 Joe McCrossan M40+ Individual110 24.37 25 Michael Doherty M45+ Individual111 24.38 73 Packie Bonner M45+ Individual112 24.39 182 Catriona O’Sullivan SW Glenties113 24.55 66 Oran Wallace JM Individual114 24.57 193 Neil Glackin SM Individual115 25.08 146 Mark Turnball M50+ Individual116 25.12 142 Malachy Hayward JM Individual117 25.15 94 Yvonne O’Donnell SW Milford A C118 25.26 170 Liz McFadden SW Individual119 25.27 194 Angela Trimble W40+ Individual120 25.28 132 Caroline Lynch SW Individual121 25.29 69 Patricia Hegarty SW Glenties122 25.30 70 Brendan McDyre SM Individual123 25.32 26 Kathleen McGonigle SW Rosses A.C.124 25.44 61 Andrew Waldge M50+ Individual125 25.48 189 Jane Flannery SW Individual126 25.49 186 Catriona Solan SW Rosses A.C.127 26.02 103 Nigel McBride M40+ Rosses A.C.128 26.10 78 Catriona Ward SW Rosses A.C.129 26.13 156 Ryan Wilson JM Rosses A.C.30 July 2013 Place  Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club130 26.14 125 Mairead Gallagher W45+ Rosses A.C.131 26.19 152 Edward Wilson SM Rosses A.C.132 26.24 101 Ronan Casey JM Individual133 26.25 102 Mathew Comiskey JM Rosses A.C.134 26.39 92 Eilish Hickey JW Individual135 26.40 181 Rosemary Ward W40+ Glenties136 26.43 57 Grace Garvie SW Rosses A.C.137 27.00 192 Shane O’Donnell SM Individual138 27.02 24 Ann Marian Sweeney SW Rosses A.C.139 27.08 109 Patricia O’Donnell SW Rosses A.C.140 27.11 196 Rita Brady W40+ Individual141 27.25 134 Martin Ward JM Individual142 27.26 117 Oran McGonagle JM Rosses A.C.143 27.28 30 Sean O’Donnell JM Individual144 27.35 6 AnneMarie Gibbons W40+ Finn Valley A.C.145 27.36 64 Denis Wallace JM Individual146 27.38 35 Thomas Armstrong M45+ Individual147 27.39 28 Max Davie M45+ Individual148 27.50 187 Brid Solan SW Individual149 27.51 18 Paula McGarry SW Individual150 27.52 180 OJ Friel SM Rosses A.C.151 27.53 10 Aaron McCafferty JM Individual152 27.55 13 Damien Duddy JM Individual153 27.59 173 Ann O’Donnell W40+ Individual154 28.03 126 Helen Campbel SW Individual155 28.05 150 Lorna O’Donnell W45+ Rosses A.C.156 28.10 71 Dympna Bonner W40+ Glenties157 28.22 107 Stephen O’Donnell SM Individual158 28.33 111 Nuala Byrne W45+ Individual159 28.49 3 Aisling Diver JW Rosses A.C.160 28.52 95 Sarah Mullis SW Rosses A.C.161 28.59 55 Margarette Bonner SW Individual162 29.13 53 Noreen Boyle SW Individual30 July 2013 Place  Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club163 29.16 83 Breid McHugh SW Individual164 29.17 188 John Joe Gallagher SM Individual165 29.19 82 Marian McShane SW Individual166 29.24 104 Geraldine McBride SW Rosses A.C.167 29.26 165 Siobhan Weherly SW Individual168 29.38 135 Sarah Ferry SW Individual169 29.50 179 Linda Sweeney SW Letterkenny A.C.170 30.00 127 Anglea Costello SW Individual171 30.04 87 Mary Laughlin SW Individual172 30.11 27 Katie McGonigle SW Rosses A.C.173 30.19 2 Marlene Doherty SW Individual174 31.14 116 Tara Doherty SW Individual175 31.20 45 Sinead McGee SW Individual176 31.21 79 Colette Bonner SW Individual177 31.24 5 Cathy Nee W45+ Individual178 31.25 4 Marina Cassidy W45+ Individual179 31.26 8 Hanna Gibbons JW Individual180 31.55 110 AnnMarie Williams W50+ Individual181 32.33 84 Aaron McCullagh JM Individual182 32.34 86 Sinead McCullagh SW Individual183 33.55 36 Breid Armstrong W45+ Individual184 34.15 7 Amy Gibbons JW Finn Valley A.C.185 34.35 105 Tara McCullagh JW Individual186 34.36 85 Niall McCullagh SM Individual187 44.30 112 Maeve Carson W50+ IndividualRESULTS: MARY FROM DUNGLOE 5K was last modified: July 31st, 2013 by John2Share 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:RESULTS: MARY FROM DUNGLOE 5Klast_img read more

JOBS WATCH: 22,084 SIGNED ON DOLE IN JUNE IN DONEGAL

first_imgA total of 22,084 people signed on the dole at the end of June in Donegal, the latest figures have shown.The overall figures represent a decrease of 2.5% compared to last year but up almost 5% on last month.The figures for June tend to be up because of people leaving school and college courses for the summer. The biggest drop in unemployment figures was in Killybegs with a 7.5% drop while there have also been smaller drops in Letterkenny, Dungloe and Ballybofey. JOBS WATCH: 22,084 SIGNED ON DOLE IN JUNE IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 6th, 2012 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:doleUNEMPLOYMENT FIGURESlast_img read more

WeConnect International celebrate women in business

first_imgGive them enough to want to know more, says Tania Reid of iThemba Office Solutions, giving advice perfecting business pitches. She was one of the speakers at the WeConnect International conference in Johannesburg.Minister of Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu is of the speakers on 11 May 2017 at the WeConnect International conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Image: The Presidency, Flickr)Melissa JavanThe WeConnect International conference in South Africa was aimed at celebrating and training female-owned businesses. It took place from 9 to 11 May 2017.The second annual event, themed Bold steps for growth, provided attendees with presentations, informative workshops and networking opportunities.Training and workshops were held for the first two days, and the conference on the final day.According to Jean Chawapiwa, country director of WeConnect International in South Africa, the aim is to grow female-owned business and create further understanding about working successfully with multinational corporations.Chawapiwa explained that WeConnect International is the only non-profit organisation in South Africa that provides a seal of certification, unique to women business enterprises (WBEs), and also, that connects these WBEs to multinational corporate purchasing organisations across diverse industries.“Our signature seal of certification is a formal guarantee to corporations that they are purchasing goods and/or services from South African businesses that meet universal standards for WBEs,” said Chawapiwa.Here are some of the insights shared on Twitter on Thursday, 11 May:Government, Corporate and Women Owned Business in one room discussing solutions. #WeConnectSA #WomeninBusiness pic.twitter.com/9DhDKvLyGR— WW Solutions4Africa (@WinWinS4Africa) May 11, 2017When you go out and get something, don’t come back till you get it – @zaizai7 #WeConnectSA— WeConnect SA (@WeConnect_SA) May 11, 2017You need to become innovators, learn to leverage with your suppliers – Linda Basson @Accenture— WeConnect SA (@WeConnect_SA) May 11, 2017We all want to stand up and do well…but it’s more profound to help others stand up and do well. @jessyelapenn #WeConnectSA— WeConnect SA (@WeConnect_SA) May 11, 2017Great speech by @jessyelapenn about ‘being bold’ @WeConnect_SA today! #WeConnectSA— Tara Turkington (@taraturk1) May 11, 2017If you don’t bring value to the table with the right skills, we cannot assist – Ziaad Suleman IBM #WeConnectSA— WeConnect SA (@WeConnect_SA) May 11, 2017WorkshopsThe workshops were run by corporates and certified women’s business enterprises.Perfecting your Pitch was facilitated Lorenzo Bell Jr (EY Diversity and Inclusiveness Procurement ), Chawapiwa, and Tania Reid (CEO of iThemba Office Solutions).This workshop focussed on ensuring that women entrepreneurs pitch their businesses in the best way possible, said Chawapiwa.Other workshops were the Boost your Business with Facebook, the BBBEE or SMEs, Legal Boot Camp, and the Optimising processes within a business.Here are tweets about the Perfecting your Pitch workshop:If you can’t pitch because of fear, rather fear the fact the doors will not be open. #WeConnectsa pic.twitter.com/ukLVqeFi5J— Sandiso Sibisi (@sandisosibisi) May 11, 2017Your pitch is part of a bigger engagement . What is your moment of truth? – Shaheems Adam #PerfectingYourPitch #WeConnectWorkshops pic.twitter.com/z00e9KMfgK— WeConnect SA (@WeConnect_SA) May 9, 2017Give them enough to want to know more – Tanya Reid #PerfectingYourPitch #WeConnectWorkshops pic.twitter.com/QzudWf6FGS— WeConnect SA (@WeConnect_SA) May 9, 2017WBE’s given 60 seconds to present their business to the room. All doing very well actually. #PerfectingYourPitch #WeConnectWorkshops pic.twitter.com/dXrP3Ko6gB— WeConnect SA (@WeConnect_SA) May 9, 2017The winner of our Perfecting your Pitch competition @newmedia_indigo delivers her winning pitch to our corporates as promised #WeConnectSA pic.twitter.com/n7bL4r0b8O— WeConnect SA (@WeConnect_SA) May 11, 2017Source: WeConnect International in South Africa, Twitter.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Approach to NRC is weak, says Cong. MP

first_imgThe Congress on Tuesday alleged that the government’s approach to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was “weak, casual and ineffective” as it didn’t have any data on the actual number of illegal immigrants in the State. In an intervention during Zero Hour, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said that not all the 40 lakh people, who have not found a place in the draft NRC, were foreigners. Over 40 lakh people in Assam have been left out from the NRC, which is being prepared to identify illegal migrants in Assam. The second draft was published on Monday.“Despite spending around ₹1,200 crore and lot of efforts by officials, both the Centre and the State governments do not know the number of illegal immigrants in Assam,” said Mr. Gogoi. “The BJP’s approach to NRC has been weak, casual and ineffective,” he said.last_img read more