Donegal ETB Launches Fifth Annual Enterprise Day

first_imgDonegal ETB has launched its fifth annual Enterprise Day for post-primary schools and Youthreach centres from across the county. This exciting event takes place on Wednesday, October 17 in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.The aim of the day is to introduce the concept of entrepreneurship in a fun way to young people with the support of Donegal entrepreneurs. Last year two hundred and fifty young people from twenty-one schools and Youthreach centres from across the county participated.The day involves each team developing a product, from materials provided to them, on which they are judged in a Dragon’s Den-type setup. This includes pitching their product to panels of business judges. Teams are given a business mentor and an LYIT business studies student to guide them throughout the day.They will hear from a guest speaker on entrepreneurship success and failure and get tips on how to pitch a business idea. The day also includes fun activities, icebreakers and team building games with staff from Donegal ETB’s Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.Donegal ETB’s Director of Schools, Dr Martin Gormley said: “This is one of Donegal ETB’s keynote events for students and learners across the county to encourage the key skill of entrepreneurship in a creative and fun way. We really appreciate the host of business people and entrepreneurs giving up their time on the day to support the students and learners.” Pictured at the launch of Donegal ETB’s 2018 Enterprise Day, taking place in LYIT on 17 October are left-right: John Andy Bonar, Head of Development, LYIT; Danny McFadden, Deputy Principal, Deele College, Raphoe; Catherine Crawford, Guidance Counsellor, Mulroy College, Milford; Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT; Fiona Temple, Principal, Mulroy College, Milford; Clare Houston, Donegal ETB; Maria Clarke, Business Studies Teacher, Finn Valley College; Nuala McCool, Home School Liaison teacher, Gairmscoil Chú Uladh, Béal an Átha Móir and Michael Margey, Head of School, Department of Business, LYIT. Absent from photo is Dr Martin Gormley, Director of Schools, Donegal ETB.This year’s guest speaker is successful young Buncrana entrepreneur Nicola McLaughlin, otherwise known as the Sequin Cinderella. Nicola, a fashion designer, award-winning fashion blogger and boutique owner, began blogging six years ago in 2012 and then set up her fashion design business in 2015, followed by the opening of her boutique, Sequin Cinderella, in 2016.She has a combined social media following on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and LinkedIn of over 50,000 followers and will share her wealth of entrepreneurial experience with the students.Michael Margey, Head of School at LYIT’s Department of Business said: “We are delighted to be involved with Donegal ETB again this year in supporting this exciting event for Donegal’s young people.”Donegal ETB Launches Fifth Annual Enterprise Day was last modified: September 17th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:ETB Donegallast_img read more

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Mandela’s presidential years to get book treatment

first_imgA planned sequel to Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, will unpack the years when he was the president of South Africa. Mandela began the book in 1998 but was unable to complete it. Now a group of former senior advisers will finish the task for him. Nelson Mandela and his wife, Graça Machel, visit the London School of Economics in 2000. (Image: Wikipedia) • Newspapers report Nelson Mandela’s release, 25 years ago • Archive: Nelson Mandela at Davos • The actors who would be Mandela • Remembering Nelson Mandela – a visual quiz • Watch: Milestones in Mandela’s long walk Priya Pitamber On 16 October 1998, Nelson Mandela took a sheet of paper and a black pen, and started the first chapter of his sequel to his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, which he called The Presidential Years.Written in his cursive script, the first paragraph reads: “Men and women, all over the world, right down the centuries, come and go. Some leave nothing behind, not even their names. It would seem that they never existed at all. Others do leave something behind: the haunting memory of the evil deeds they committed against other people.”Publishers Pan Macmillan said the book was yet to receive an official title. It’s planned to publish in 2016, saying the book “will provide readers with both an unprecedented account of Mandela’s extraordinary presidency, and a deep personal insight into the man behind the international statesman. It will be candid and clear-eyed about the difficulties he faced while in office, but also about the fault lines that run through contemporary South Africa.”[email protected] Foundation Reveals First Pages of Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom http://t.co/dJ8Ktb1CF8 pic.twitter.com/wDOY6x50nQ — Legacy of Hope (@Mandela_LOH) December 18, 2014Mandela served a single term as president, from 1994 to 1999, preferring to step down rather than stand again in South Africa’s second democratic elections.“Madiba wanted to put on record his own reflections of those important years in his life, when he was president of South Africa,” said his wife, Graça Machel, South Africa’s former first lady. “The book he had in mind was to be a natural progression from his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. Circumstances did not allow him to complete the project. I am very pleased that a team comprising former senior advisers of his have accepted responsibility for completing this unfinished task on his behalf.”UK newspaper The Guardian noted Long Walk to Freedom had a cliff-hanger ending which begged the question of what happened when Mandela was president.“I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”“Especially during his presidency, he was a bit of a slave driver and he worked exceptionally hard: he would call at two o’clock in the morning and, for an elderly person to work at that pace, it was hard, and the pressure from the outside world was really relentless,” his personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, admitted to The Guardian. “But [that was] Madiba.”Pan Macmillan editorial director Georgina Morley said the book would be “a rallying cry that will remind readers everywhere what he stood for – and how it is still possible for his vision and his political philosophy positively to change not only South Africa, but the world”.The Nelson Mandela Foundation notes that in his draft he admitted he would have preferred a younger person to take the presidential reigns in 1994 after the country’s first democratic elections. “What is equally remarkable is that it was before he was inaugurated as president that Mandela decided to only serve for one term,” the website states. “This decision on his part is perhaps one of the most often cited examples of how he differed from his counterparts in other African countries.”Welcome newsPeople quickly took to social media when news of the sequel broke, and the consensus was it would be a welcome addition to the literary world.The sequel to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom will be published next year http://t.co/IaDRqyQ3Qm. Very proud of this! @panmacmillan — Jeremy Trevathan (@JezzaTrev) March 24, 2015Great news! There’s to be a sequel to Nelson Mandela’s memoir, Long Walk to Freedom, to be published next year http://t.co/vw7U5llxWs — maggie jonas (@mmaggie47) March 24, 2015Quite exciting, this. ‘@thebookseller: Pan Mac to publish Nelson Mandela sequel http://t.co/DIsFOYuzy0” — George Morley (@georgeisediting) March 24, 2015TV host and newspaper columnist Justice Malala told The Guardian newspaper the Mandela presidency was a fascinating time. “It was South Africa being remade,” Malala said. “I’m quite keen to read what it was like for Nelson Mandela to walk into the Union Buildings and take power and use power.”Morley noted that Pan Macmillan had already worked with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on three previous books: Conversations With Myself, Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations, and Long Walk to Freedom – the picture book, adapted by Chris van Wyk and illustrated by Paddy Bouma.Pan Macmillan has worked with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on books about the former president. 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The Ness-mess continues to hound Preity Zinta

first_imgThe Ness Wadia controversy continues to haunt Preity ZintaLast summer brought a massive storm to the world of sports and glamour and IPL franchise co-owner and actress Preity Zinta was at the centre of it. FIRs, allegations, mud-slinging and everything in between, happened between her and ex-beau Ness Wadia.Her team made it to the finals but what made more news was why Preity Zinta filed a case of threat and physical harassment against co-owner Ness Wadia. Now, once again it is her equation with the business tycoon that has set the tongues wagging. She was seen sitting next to Wadia at the IPL players’ auction last month, which was more than enough for the rumour mills to start their grind.Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia on the day of infamous fightWhen a leading daily asked her about it, the actress retorted, “Why don’t you ask him why he came and sat next to me? What did you want me to do, cut the table into two halves? Kings XI Punjab is my team and I’ve given everything, my hard-earned money. I gave up on my film career to be part of this.””What happened between me and Ness was unfortunate. But the franchise is my baby and there’s no question of me cutting of my involvement with it,” she added.Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia in happier timesThe Wadias, so far, have maintained stoic silence over the entire episode and now that it looked like the dust is settling, Maureen Wadia made a statement that may give more fodder to media.advertisement”We are very reclusive people and we seldom talk to the media. Having said that all I want to say is that whatever she has done is completely uncalled for and has left all of us in a very bad taste, apart from this the matter is subjudice and I wouldn’t want to talk about the case,” Wadia told NDTV recently.Wonder how Preity Zinta will react to this, because she is not really known for taking anything lying down.last_img read more

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Call for Coaches & Managers for Masters World Cup 2019

first_imgTFA is currently seeking to appoint suitably qualified coaches to the vacant coaching and team manager positions within the National Masters Program. The Australian teams will be attending the 2019 Masters World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 25th April to 5th May 2019.Expression of Interest ProcessTFA is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active Elite level coaches and managers to fill the following positions:National Masters Program:Mens 30’s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMens 35’s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMens 40’s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMens 45’s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerMens 50’s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerWomens 27’s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerWomens 35’s Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerSenior Mixed Coach, Assistant Coach and ManagerCoaches and Assistant CoachesTo submit your EOI for all coaching positions, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/masterscoach(The EOI will include: Name; Contact Details; NCAS Coaching Level; Previous Elite level [only] Coaching Experience.)Team ManagersTFA is also seeking EOIs for the team manager positions. To submit your EOI for team manager positions, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mastersmanagerEOIs for all positions will close at 5pm Monday 1st October, 2018. (Note: This date has had to be brought forward)Appointment termsThe appointment term for these positions will be from date of appointment in 2018 through to completion of all responsibilities after the 2019 World Cup. This campaign will involve attendance by the appointed Coaches and Managers at all team and national selection camps throughout the World Cup preparation.For more info on all of the above, click here: 2019 Masters Coach & Manager EOI.last_img read more

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10 months agoBarcelona encourage Everton, Inter Milan offers for reluctant Malcom

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona encourage Everton, Inter Milan offers for reluctant Malcomby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton chief Marcel Brands remains in Barcelona contact for Malcom.Mundo Deportivo says Everton, Inter Milan and Lazio are all in talks with Barca for the Brazil winger.Malcom would prefer to stay to the end of the season, feeling the support of his teammates inside the locker room. But Barca management have other ideas and are willing to sell this month.Everton remain keen, having already raided Barca this season for Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.A loan deal with the view to a permanent transfer has been raised by Brands. last_img read more

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Ohio State field hockeys Brooke Hiltz a real positive influence on people

Freshman forward Brooke Hiltz (6) watches a play develop during a game against Louisville Oct. 1 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 6-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFor Ohio State freshman Brooke Hiltz, field hockey is quite the family affair.Hiltz’s mother, Cindy Hiltz was a field hockey coach at Virginia Beach City Public schools and played at Appalachian State and her two older sisters, Liz and Kaitlyn, both played college field hockey at the University of Virginia. She’s always loved the game and said her sisters inspired her to continue to play as she got older.“It was kind of in my family,” Hiltz said. “I don’t think I really had a way around it.”However, Hiltz wanted to break away from her native town of Virginia Beach, Va. Both her sisters stayed home to be Virginia Cavaliers, but she wanted a different experience for herself.“They both played hockey at UVA, University of Virginia. They both played four years,” Hiltz said. “I just wanted to kind of do something different, get out of the area,ilt and see what was out here.”Hiltz said she knew she belonged at OSU when she walked around campus during her official visit.“I was just so in love with it and it just wasn’t even a choice anymore,” Hiltz said.As the field hockey season got under way, Hiltz took home Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors Oct. 8 following the team’s 2-1 victory over Ohio University Oct. 6.Earlier in 2013, the freshman earned the responsibility to be the injector for penalty corners, a position that requires the individual who plays it to be an accurate passer. The aspect of the game is important, because it allows the offensive team a chance to score while facing only five defenders, and the injector must be quick to the goal and ready to send home a rebound from the initial shot. Hiltz has stepped into the role well, always putting her teammates in position to score, coach Anne Wilkinson said.“She is consistent as far as her ball speed,” Wilkinson said. “I think it’s been good as far as getting the ball out and setting it up and she really puts herself in a good position to get rebounds as well.”Wilkinson said Hiltz also has a great understanding of the kind of play it takes to be a Buckeye. She said Hiltz has adjusted well and is able to learn new concepts quickly.“Brooke has been fantastic as far as stepping in as a freshman and working right into the system,” Wilkinson said. “She is a really quick learner and she is very, very coachable.”Wilkinson said Hiltz has “made the most progress as a player” this season and can be ready for any opponent that brings something new.“I just think her ability to play fast and (her) reaction to what other teams are presenting to us, she is really quick to realize it and she doesn’t get confused too easy,” Wilkinson said. “People come at us with different things and she is really quick to adjust.”Hiltz said she would not have been able to improve so much if it wasn’t for the support of her teammates. She said the team chemistry allows each player to grow and become better.“We click really well as a team on and off the field,” Hiltz said. “It’s like really cool to come to a whole new team with brand new girls and really get along with everyone so well.”Wilkinson said Hiltz has become a leader of the team and said her teammates enjoy being around her.“The team just loves her … she is coachable and likeable,” Wilkinson said. “She is really a great person to have on the team, a real positive influence on people.”Hiltz and the Buckeyes are scheduled to play Indiana Saturday at Buckeye Varsity Field. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m. read more

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Keita takes Gerrards number 8 shirt at Liverpool

first_imgNew signing Naby Keita will become the first player to take over Steven Gerrard’s number eight shirt at Liverpool since his departure in 2014The 23-year-old was handed the shirt by former captain Gerrard when his £48m deal was agreed on between the club and RB Leipzig last August.The Guinean midfielder will complete the transfer on Sunday and revealed his surprise at Gerrard’s gesture.“It was an incredible day for me. He [Gerrard] gave me the number eight jersey. When it happened, it was a surprise and I didn’t expect it,” Keita told the club website.“When he came in, I looked and him and said ‘Wow’ because he is a legend. He is somebody who always showed respect, who gave his all on the pitch, somebody who is loved here.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“If somebody like that gives you his shirt number, it’s not to play around with, it is to try and do as much as he did – that’s my motivation.”Keita is not on World Cup duty this summer and will, therefore, be available for preseason training with his new teammates at the club’s training ground at Melwood on Monday.And he is looking to go one better than last season’s Champions League runners-up spot.“When you see how they performed last season it makes me want to do the same and to be a part of this team. I would like to be able to achieve a similar kind of season with them – but even better,” he said.Keita scored 17 goals in 71 appearances in his two seasons at Leipzig.last_img read more

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Mbappe flattered to be compared to the legendary Pele

first_imgKylian Mbappe has described the comparisons that have been made between himself and Pele as “flattering” but he insisted that the Brazil legend is still in a whole other “category”Prior to Saturday’s game the focus was all on Lionel Messi with many people having expected the Argentine forward to overcome his group stage struggles and inspire his side at the knockout stages.But the Barcelona superstar was left in the shadows as Mbappe continued with his prominent rise in world football with a match-deciding brace that secured France a 4-3 win over Argentina.The 19-year-old’s pace proved a constant problem for the Argentine defence and his brace not only secured France the win but also made him the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup match since Pele for Brazil in the 1958 World Cup final against Sweden.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…“I’m very happy and it’s flattering to be the second teenager [to score twice in a World Cup game] after Pele but let’s put things in context: Pele is another category, but it’s good to be among these people,” said Mbappe, according to The Express.“As I’ve already and always said, at a World Cup you have all the top-level players, so it’s an opportunity to show what you can do and what your abilities are. There’s no better place than a World Cup.”Mbappe was named the Man of the Match for his display on Saturday and also became the first teenager to score multiple goals in a World Cup since Michael Owen for England in 1998.last_img read more

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