first_imgGAA manager Jim McGuinness is to give students an inspirational talk on the reasons for going back to school.The Donegal All-Ireland-winning manager is to give the keynote address at the Donegal Vocational Education Committee Adult Learner Fair this week (FRI).The Glenties man, who left school early and went back at 23 to complete his Leaving Cert, is to draw on his own experiences After doing his Leaving Cert, McGuinness went on to do a diploma in sports studies from Tralee IT.He then went on to do a degree in Jordanstown in Belfast before completing a Masters in Sports Psychology at John Moores University in Liverpool.McGuinness is expected to speak about his own education story, how he created success in his own career and for the Donegal team and the steps people need to take to plan their own future.Thousands of people looking for a fresh start in their lives are expected to attend the fair where McGuinness will be the star speaker. More than 60 organisations offering education and training will be at the event.Sean Deeney, of Donegal VEC, said they are delighted to have GAA boss and Celtic FC coach McGuinness as their guest speaker.“We are really pleased to have Jim McGuinness speaking at the fair, not just because of his fantastic success with the Donegal GAA team but also because he started his own adult education journey with Donegal VEC.“He’s someone who has been adult education and has been incredibly successful, so there will be a lot of inspiration to take from his story,” said Sean. JIM McGUINNESS SET TO INSPIRE STUDENTS AT ADULT LEARNER FAIR was last modified: January 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:JIM McGUINNESS SET TO INSPIRE STUDENTS AT ADULT LEARNER FAIRlast_img read more

Raiders mailbag: ‘Is there a Gruden brother we don’t know about who’s coaching the Raiders?’

first_imgWhat a couple weeks it has been for you Raiders fans.First Jon Gruden trades your best player, now a blowout loss to the Rams after the Raiders held tight for the majority of the game.Luckily for you, it’s only one game, and the silver and black is on to Denver (with one White Tiger in tow).Let’s get to your questions from this week. @dougherty_jesse: Mailbag time is 9:20 p.m.? Jesus dudeSorry, man. I forgot to send out a call for questions earlier in the day and I had to get …last_img read more

NFL power rankings: Will Saints’ Brees be sentimental choice for MVP?

first_imgHow NFL teams rank heading in to the final week of the regular season:1. New Orleans (13-2)Take down Carolina and Drew Brees could be pick for his first-ever MVP award. Still think he’s trailing Pat Mahomes, but sentiment could carry the day in a close race.Last week: 1 Next: Carolina 2. L.A. Rams (12-3)Aaron Donald is now up to 19 1/2 sacks. Could be the first interior rusher to break 20 (since sacks were official stat in 1982) but be advised, still won’t win MVP.  Defensive …last_img read more

NCP 2007 Conference Background

first_imgOn 15 August 2007 the 2010 National Communication Partnership (NCP) will hold its second annual conference. At the conference, communicators from the African continent have been invited to discuss how best to take advantage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to positively project Africa to the world, to take advantage of the opportunity to build African solidarity and to foster a climate that contributes to African growth and development.The first African World Cup provides a unique communication opportunity for Africans to tell their own stories of the continent.By taking advantage in this way of the opportunity provided by the 2010 World Cup, Africa will create as a legacy of 2010 a strengthened capacity to insert its own content into international information and communication flows.The conference theme – Africa’s time has come – celebrates the continent’s joy and pride at being at long last the host of the world’s most popular tournament. It expresses the continent’s confidence that the 21st Century is a century of African growth and development in Africa. It expresses a resolve to ensure that the 2010 World Cup contributes to that progress South Africa, the African Union, FIFA and the Organising Committee have committed that the 2010 World Cup will contribute to a 21st Century of growth and development in Africa and provide momentum to the African renaissance.One of the biggest impacts from hosting the World Cup will come from the phenomenal marketing and communication opportunity it will offer the country and continent. That is why communicators from across the continent have a vital role to play in achieving this continental commitment to a truly African world cup and one that leaves a legacy for Africa.In South Africa a 2010 National Communication Partnership has been established to ensure that the country’s communicators make the most of this opportunity of a lifetime. To fully achieve the vision of an African World Cup this must be extended to create linkages and partnership with communicators across the continent and in the diaspora. This year’s Partnership conference is one step in this ongoing process.Please note: This conference is by invite only, please contact [email protected] should you require further information.Speaker profilesMr Tim ModiseChief Communications and Marketing Officer2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa (O.C)Mr Nkenke KekanaChairperson: 2010 National Communication Partnership (NCP)Rev Dr Makhenkesi StofileMinister of Sport and Recreation South AfricaMr Danny JordaanCEO: 2010 OCMr Ben EgbunaPresident of the African Union of Broadcasting and Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of NigeriaMs Yvonne JohnstonCEO: International Marketing CouncilCluster championsAdvertising and marketingMr Nkwenkwe NkomoCo-chairperson: 2010 NCPAssociation for Communication and AdvertisingTourism promotionMr Sugen PillayGeneral Manager: Events Platform South African TourismMedia and communicationsMr Thabo MasebeChief Director: Government and Media LiaisonGovernment Communication and Information SystemNews‘Africa’s time has come’ – 2010 National Communication Partnership Annual ConferenceConference to look at communications opportunities for SA, Africa in 2010Media releasesAfrican communicators to discuss Communication AlignmentAfrican broadcaster for 2010 NCPlast_img read more

Nigeria-South Africa forum to discuss intra-African trade

first_img19 August 2014A meeting of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce, to be hosted by Brand South Africa in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, will discuss Africa’s competitiveness and ways of boosting intra-African trade.Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina will address the forum, whose members include such heavyweights as Stanbic IBTC Bank, Honeywell Group, Philips Consulting, Old Mutual, First Bank, South African Airways, Southern Sun, MTN, Multichoice, SABMiller and Unilever.“The NSACC is probably the most vibrant and active chamber of commerce in Nigeria, and was set up in 2000 to promote bilateral trade relations between Nigeria and South Africa,” Masina said on Monday.The minister said the forum would look to facilitate opportunities for intra-Africa trade, and discuss ways in which African countries can collaborate for growth.Economic growth across Africa is expected to hit 6.1% in 2014. The continent has the resources to power that growth and to feed itself. Entrepreneurship is flourishing, the middle class is growing and poverty rates have been falling since the 1990s.What stands in the way of growing that percentage and making growth sustainable over the long term is the promotion of effective trade exchanges, as well as the availability of skilled people to drive development.Colin Coleman, managing director of Goldman Sachs in South Africa, told an earlier Brand South Africa forum, held in Johannesburg in May following the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting in Abuja, that trade between African countries amounted to just 12% of all trade on the continent.Freight trucks held up at border posts because there are too few guards, or the failure to embrace technology, are issues that constrain cross-border trade.“We need to develop seamless and effective frameworks between governments to encourage more trade between African countries,” Coleman said. Agreements exist, he pointed out, but there remain practical problems on the ground, and a lack of follow-through has hampered trade growth.Legislation and trade agreements are one thing, and these are in place, but skilled people to implement them will become the biggest stranglehold as trade grows.If governments are unable to build education systems to deliver these people Africa’s ability to trade with itself will be hamstrung, Coleman said, hinting at the biggest challenge faced by African governments – education.SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

a month agoValencia coach Albert Celades on Chelsea clash: Not ideal

first_imgValencia coach Albert Celades on Chelsea clash: Not idealby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Albert Celades insists they’re at a disadvantage facing Champions League opponents Chelsea.Celades only took charge last week after the sacking of Marcelino and oversaw Valencia’s 5-2 defeat to Barcelona for his first game in charge.”It’s not an ideal situation but it is what it is,” said Celades. “The decision is what the players took. There’s a dialogue, every day. There’s communication with them and they are making good efforts and will keep doing so, so I won’t give it any more thought.”The coach added: “I’m not afraid, I’m here to do my job. I’ll take the decisions that I think are convenient. However much they talk about the decisions, I take them, until the day I leave here.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

23 days agoChelsea keeper coach Lollichon judges new PSG No1 Keylor Navas

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea keeper coach Lollichon judges new PSG No1 Keylor Navasby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon has offered his review of new PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas.Overall, Lollichon is impressed by the former Real Madrid No1.He told France Football: “He makes me think of Iker Casillas, who was not necessarily the best goalkeeper on the planet, but who had the rare ability to perform well in big events. “Like him, Keylor Navas is a cold-blooded animal. He has a form of absolute calm that will inevitably reflect on his teammates. He is extraordinary on his line, he has prodigious reflexes. I call it feeling the ball. On the other hand, he is a somewhat conservative goalkeeper, who prefers to defend his goal than the zone in front of him. It can be a problem when you play in such a dominant team as PSG.” last_img read more

Cabinet Approves Relocation of Local Government Ministry

first_img Minister McKenzie informed that the cost of the relocation is approximately $130 million. Cabinet has approved the relocation of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development from its current location on Hagley Park Road in Kingston. Cabinet has approved the relocation of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development from its current location on Hagley Park Road in Kingston.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, during the recent sitting of the House of Representatives.He was responding to questions posed by Opposition Spokesperson on Local Government, Noel Arscott.Minister McKenzie indicated that due diligence was done to determine the viability of relocation and the suitability of the proposed site for the new offices.He noted that technical officers from the Ministry evaluated the property, where it was determined that it can comfortably accommodate the staff and equipment of the core Ministry and the Board of Supervision (BOS).The Ministry is located inside a plaza (The Domes of Hagley), which houses other establishments, including a fast-food franchise, restaurants, a bar, a betting shop and a massage parlour.The businesses attract daily patronage from members of the public, both during and after normal working hours, which, the police have determined, poses a security risk for clients and staff of the Ministry.Minister McKenzie further cited the noise from the other operations, inadequate parking and sewage facilities as reasons that necessitate the relocation of the Ministry.He advised the Lower House that consideration is being given to leasing the existing premises once the relocation is complete.He noted that the cumulative size of the two buildings the Ministry now occupies is approximately 28,000 square feet, adding that the new location is approximately 40,000 square feet on 1.45 acres of land, with ample parking.Minister McKenzie informed that the cost of the relocation is approximately $130 million.“This figure, however, includes preliminaries, professional fees and general contingencies, and the actual estimated cost for building works and equipment is approximately $99 million,” he said.“Of that amount, it is possible to recover air-conditioning, security and telecommunications equipment, dry wall partitions and chain-link fencing of an estimated value of approximately $21 million,” he noted.Mr. McKenzie said the relocation is being implemented under the Ministry’s Technical Services and Major Projects Unit – not by an external contractor – and that the relevant work associated with the exercise will be carried out in phases.The Local Government Minister further told the Lower House that the owner of the new location is Hagley’s Auto Supplies Successors Limited. The Ministry is located inside a plaza (The Domes of Hagley), which houses other establishments, including a fast-food franchise, restaurants, a bar, a betting shop and a massage parlour. Story Highlightslast_img read more

4th Annual Scott Baio Celebrity Charity Golf Event for Bailey Baio Angel

first_imgThe Bailey Baio Angel Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit charity dedicated to providing support to the children and families affected by metabolic immune disorders, announced that it’s 4th Annual Scott Baio Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament held, Monday, October 15th, at the Woodland Hills Country Club in Woodland Hills, California was a sold out event that exceeded fundraising expectations.Renee Baio, President of Bailey Baio Angel Foundation, and Scott Baio“This is more than a fundraising event, it is an opportunity for us to meet and introduce the families we support. We have raised significant funds and awareness,” said Renee Baio, Founder, and President of the foundation. She added, “With this support, we have been able to provide low-protein formula and medical supplies to help these children affected with this metabolic disorder.”This event is the foundation’s largest fundraiser with all proceeds directly benefiting efforts to assist children and families impacted by metabolic immune disorder.Megan Norman, Vice President of BBAF, reports, “It was another successful tournament with over 160 golfers participating.” Norman continued, “the goal is to help these kids and their families and continue to partner with incredible sponsors wanting to make a real difference.”The foundation welcomes all businesses, organizations and individuals across the country to participate in and sponsor this event. The golf tournament is the largest golf event of the year for the Woodland Hills Country Club and is increasing in popularity every year.Some of the esteemed celebrity guests included Curt Schilling, Robert Hays, Adam Baldwin, Kristy Swanson, Todd Bridges, Ted McGinley, Michael Reagan, Martin Klebba, and Richard Karnes, with comedians K-von and Frank Lucero, and celebrity auctioneer Don Dotson of A&E’s Storage Wars.Silent Auction items included Curt Schilling’s cleats worn in the World Series, a guitar signed by Kenny Chesney, Jack Nicklaus’ golf shoes, and the art of Salvador Dali (Lincoln in Dalivision).Sponsors included: Farmer’s Insurance, Chick-Fil-A of West Hills, Image Quest of Nashville, TN, with title sponsor, My Pillow.The 10th hole tournament tastings were provided by Elite Beverage International’s Tequila Comisario and Bad Ash Cigar Company of Woodland Hills.last_img read more

TSX records first daily gain of September joining positive day for US

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock market posted its first daily gain in September on Tuesday, joining U.S. markets in a positive day of trading as investors await important news about trade and political decisions on both sides of the border.The 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States was basically flat but marked the first TSX gain since Aug. 29, said Catharine Sterritt, portfolio manager for CIBC Asset Management.“It’s as if the market is just holding its breath because we are in front of a lot of news,” she said in an interview.Sterritt pointed to the prospect of important details coming out of Liberal caucus meetings in Saskatoon about the government’s response to the Trans Mountain judicial pipeline decision and the federal response to the U.S. competitive advance from its adoption of accelerated depreciation.Markets are awaiting the conclusion of NAFTA negotiations in the coming weeks as well as China’s response to further potential trade tariffs imposed by the U.S.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 37.16 points to 16,094.25, after reaching a high or 16,111.65 on 215.6 million shares traded. The market recovered some of the losses over the past seven trading sessions but was still down 1.8 per cent from when it began to lose ground.All sectors except for energy, utilities, gold and base metals rose on the day. It was led by health care even though many cannabis stocks were down.Canadian transportation companies including railways and airlines drove an increase for the industrials sector while the important financial, materials and energy sectors were essentially flat.Recreational products company BRP Inc. was the biggest loser of the day on the TSX after it launched a marketed secondary offering for 8.7 million shares by its largest shareholders and also filed to list its shares on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. It closed down $5.98, or 8.41 per cent, to $65.13.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average of 76.22 cents US compared with an average of 75.97 cents US on Monday.It rose as Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland briefly resumed NAFTA negotiations in Washington.“The overall market is still expecting that we’re going to see a positive resolution, especially on the auto side, but it is concerning this threat of auto tariffs and so people do want to see this resolved,” Sterritt said.The October crude contract was up US$1.71 to US$69.25 per barrel as concern was raised about potential disruptions from hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. This comes despite expectations that the U.S. administration is putting pressure on OPEC and Russia to keep oil flowing to reduce prices at the pump ahead of key midterm elections, she added.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 113.99 points to 25,971.06. The S&P 500 index was up 10.76 points to 2,887.89, while the Nasdaq composite was up 48.31 points at 7,972.47.The risks overhang a booming core economy in the United States, where demand is growing and there is another industrial revolution happening in technology that could spur further market growth.“It’s very interesting times when we have such strong corporate metrics and so many clouds on the macro horizon,” Sterritt said. “It’s going to be a stock pickers opportunity for sure.”The October natural gas contract was up 2.4 cents at US$2.83 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$2.40 to US$1,202.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 0.65 cents at US$2.62 a pound.last_img read more