Business Matters Ep 8 – Paddy Harte

first_imgBusinessMattersHomepage BannerNewsPlayback RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 8 – Paddy Harte WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Business Matters Presenter Ciaran O’DonnellFor this week’s edition of Business Matters, Ciaran O’Donnell spoke to International Fund for Ireland Chairman, Paddy Harte.The International Fund For Ireland was established in 1986 and has invested 914 million euro in 6,000 projects.It’s been a challenging 18 months for the IFI since his appointment in March in 2019.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img By admin – August 26, 2020 Previous articleWater works in pipeline for Buncrana & Twin TownsNext articleMore National Lottery success in Donegal admin Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

“End Lupus Now” Fundraiser Set for Sunday on Ocean City Boardwalk

first_imgThe Lupus Foundation of America’s Tri-State Chapter has a goal of 700 walkers and $50,000 for Sunday’s fundraiser on the Ocean City Boardwalk. (Courtesy Lupus Foundation of America Tri-State Chapter Facebook page)  By Tim KellyMost people have heard of lupus, but don’t necessarily know what it is.That lack of knowledge can sometimes be an impediment in the diagnosis and treatment of the potentially deadly disease, which currently has no known cure.“Lupus is what we call a masquerader because it attacks people in the prime of life and their symptoms can mimic conditions that aren’t serious,” said Cindy Messerle, CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Tri-State Chapter.The Chapter hopes to raise awareness about lupus as well as funds to be used for research and education at Sunday’s 11th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now event on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Although online and mail-in registration for the walk ended, walk-up registration is welcomed beginning at 9 a.m. The walk itself steps off at 10 a.m. Signups take place at Sixth Street and the Boardwalk. Participants have the option of a 2-kilometer or a 4k course. There is no charge to participate, however, those who donate or raise $100 will receive a T-shirt and those donating or raising $25 receive a cooling towel.The event also features an educational program, kids games, music, food and drinks and a good morning of family-friendly fun, all for the benefit of wiping out a serious autoimmune system disease. If that weren’t enough, participants might just help the Tri-State Chapter achieve a major event milestone. Over the last decade, “the event has raised nearly $450,000,” Messerle said. She added she is hoping for 700 participants and a goal to raise $50,000.Thus, if Ocean City residents and visitors come through and the goal is reached, Ocean City’s Walk to End Lupus Now will have raised more than a half-million dollars since its inception.Many in the Walk to End Lupus Now participate in teams dedicated to a lupus sufferer, such as “Team Debbie,” at a recent Ocean City event. (Photo courtesy of Custom Ink) The Lupus Foundation of America calls the disease “the cruel mystery” because the average patient has suffered from the disease for six years before it is diagnosed – and also because the mystery of a cure has yet to be solved. It can attack virtually any organ, from the skin, to the brain, and potentially cause inflammation or even organ failure.“Because it strikes people usually in the 15-44 age range, doctors look at a symptom, such as fatigue, and tell the patient they need to slow down or take a vacation,” Messerle said.Meanwhile, the patient’s lupus is making its dangerous inroads. Researchers still haven’t figured out why, but lupus strikes mostly women, and people of color are two-thirds more likely to contract the disease. Currently five million people suffer from lupus, an estimated 1.5 million in the United States. Messerle said the local chapter estimates 40,000 lupus sufferers live in the Tri-State area. Representatives of that group will be among the walkers, she said. “Many of the walkers participate in teams in the name of people who suffer or who have passed away from complications of lupus,” said Messerle, who joined the Chapter as its CEO last October.“I used to be one of those people who didn’t have a personal connection.” That changed, she said, when it was learned her son’s girlfriend had been diagnosed recently. Awareness of lupus went up with the announcement last October by entertainer Selena Gomez that she had undergone a kidney transplant due to the effects of lupus. (Photo courtesy of Lupus Research Alliance) Several high-profile celebrities such as Toni Braxton and Nick Cannon suffer from lupus. Most recently, Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant and went public that she had the disease. As a result, more funds needed for research have been raised.Messerle noted “promising and exciting research” is currently going on and the Ocean City community “should come out, enjoy a great morning and help us further to stop lupus.”last_img read more

Tesco triumphs in own-label awards

first_imgTesco came out top in the Grocer’s Own-Label Awards in the baked goods category – and went home with almost a third of the total awards.The supermarket giant’s Tesco Finest range took five awards in the baked goods sector, while its basic range took home two in the awards organised by British Baker’s sister title. It’s closest rival in baked goods was Asda, which scooped four awards with Today Lidl, Aldi and Sainsbury’s each going home with one.Tesco also swept the board overall with its Finest brand winning 22 of 74 gold awards, while its non-Finest products won a further seven golds, giving it a total of 27 – 10 more than nearest rival Lidl.Research conducted by Cambridge Market Research found that the award-winning Finest products were seen as “new and different” by 67% of consumers, compared with 51% for all other entrants. Finest lines were also considered to be good value, with 14 of the winning lines scoring higher than the category average.last_img read more

Legalized gambling machines will bring ‘heartache and hardship’ to families, JPC told

first_imgChairperson of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Gerry McMonagle has condemned the recent decision to legalize gaming machines across Letterkenny and Inishowen. Councillors on the Letterkenny and Inishowen Municipal Authority voted to controversially legalise the machines last month.Inishowen Councillors voted in favour of the measure by five votes to four. Letterkenny Councillors voted in favour by six votes to three.In March, an Inishowen man told Donegal Daily that his gambling addiction cost him his family and his career and slammed local councillors for voting in favour. Speaking at a JPC meeting on Monday in Lifford, Community Representative, Joe Boland, requested the condemnation of the recent decision, saying that ‘further problems lay down the line’  for the people of the respective communities.“This matter isn’t directly linked to the JPC but I am asking if the board as a whole could write to the council districts and condemn this view and show our concerns for it?” McMonagle, who voted against the motion for Letterkenny, said it was now a matter for the courts to deal with.“The applicants can now put in a license to operate these game machines and the courts will decide whether they ae entitled to one or do they adhere to the regulations as set out,” McMonagle said.“Personally, I voted against it and we have all been there when the campaign first arose in the 1980s and it is a road to nowhere,” he added.“It is going to bring more hardship and more heartache for many families (across the county), but democracy is democracy.“It was voted in and we have to accept that.” Legalized gambling machines will bring ‘heartache and hardship’ to families, JPC told was last modified: April 9th, 2019 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:Inishowenletterkennylast_img read more

Why A’s reluctance to bring back Jonathan Lucroy isn’t a bad thing

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Bringing back Jonathan Lucroy would make a lot of sense for the A’s, but that may not be the direction general manager David Forst is heading.According to The Chronicle, the A’s and Lucroy remain at odds in contract negotiations. Both parties are open to a one-year deal, but the A’s are reportedly offering under $5 million, which falls below the number Lucroy is seeking. The chances of Lucroy returning took another hit Tuesday afternoon after the A’s offseason of what is expected …last_img

Video: Joe Pavelski opens Sharks playoffs by scoring with his chin

first_img … The Sharks’ first goal of the postseason came in unusual fashion Wednesday night.Captain Joe Pavelski slid into his customary spot in front of Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, hunting for a tip-in goal on the Sharks power play.His chance came just under 15 minutes into the game, and he took it on the chin.He redirected a wrist shot from Brent Burns at the right point off his face and into the net, giving San Jose a 1-0 lead in Game 1 of their series against the Vegas Golden Knights.last_img

Drake goes after Draymond, ‘Yay Area’ after Raptors win Game 4

first_imgWe knew it was coming.The spice from rapper Drake after the Raptors’ stunning Game 4 win over the Warriors emanated through the screen of a cell phone, and it packed quite a punch.Drake had something ready for Draymond Green, putting the Warriors forward on blast for the outfit he wore to Golden State’s Game 3 loss: A double-breasted pink blazer and jean shorts.The rapper posted two side-by-side photos of Green on Instagram, and some goofy character speaking over the post compared Green to …last_img

Farm Science Review tickets now available online

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tickets for the 2018 Farm Science Review, a three-day agricultural trade show Sept. 18-20, are now available for purchase online at year’s show at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London will have a larger exhibit area, and improvements have been made so visitors can better access parking, the ever-popular “Ride and Drive” area as well as other offerings.“With additional exhibitors and space available in 2018, everyone in agriculture will be sure to find something new for their operation,” said Nick Zachrich, manager of the Farm Science Review.The annual event features 4,000 product lines and over 700 commercial and educational exhibits as well as workshops and presentations delivered by experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University, which sponsors the event.More than 120,000 people typically attend the Farm Science Review.An online directory and app can assist visitors as they plan their trip. Using the app, visitors can perform a keyword search to locate an exhibit they want to see and can get walking directions to reach the exhibit.The online directory now includes the educational exhibits and food vendors in addition to the commercial vendors so people can do keyword searches to help them navigate the many Farm Science Review offerings.“This will make it easier for visitors to locate all the educational exhibits they’re interested in, the products they want to find as well what they want for lunch,” Zachrich said.The Farm Science Review app, which is available for both Apple and Android smartphone and tablet users, includes interactive maps, a schedule of events, and general information on the show and exhibitors. It’s available by download in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching for “FSR 2018” or by directing your mobile browser to in its 56th year, the Farm Science Review offers visitors educational talks, displays and other opportunities presented by educators, specialists and faculty from OSU Extension and Purdue Extension, as well as the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college, and OARDC is the research arm.Tickets for the Farm Science Review are $7 online, at OSU Extension county offices and participating agribusinesses, and $10 at the gate. Children 5 and under are free.For school groups, field trips to the Farm Science Review can be arranged through First Step. This program assists with admission, provides an orientation through the London chapter of FFA and offers educational presentations at the Gwynne Conservation Area that are geared specifically for school groups. Students can also participate in STEM and other youth activities located in the 4-H tent.The Farm Science Review hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 18-19 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. For more information, visit fsr.osu.edulast_img read more

GeoTour Azores (GT6F)

first_img SharePrint RelatedTravel like a local, not a touristApril 23, 2019In “News”5 tips for planning your next vacation with geocachingJuly 31, 2017In “GeoTours”Get Inspired By These Epic GeoToursMay 27, 2016In “GeoTours” Reasons to visit the Azores:All of the activities you can imagine are at your disposal, but the best part is that you can do them on beautiful islands in the middle of the ocean. To name a few: canoeing, kayaking, canyoning, whale-watching, golfing, sailing, diving, paragliding, bird watching, horseback riding, cycling/mountain biking, hiking, sport fishing, surfing, and so on. It is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream environment and, despite being away from the mainland, it has very mild weather year round which allows you to soak in whatever activities you desire.  The Azores has one of the 7 wonders of Portugal—the Lagoon of the Seven Cities. The lagoon consists of two freshwater lakes that are connected by a narrow channel within the crater of a dormant volcano. Although the two lakes are connected, they are not similar by nature. The locals refer to them as Blue Lake and Green Lake due to the hue when you view its reflection. The village of Lajes do Pico also received an award of one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, but for different reasons; it’s one of the 7 Gastronomic Wonders of Portugal. That’s right, Portugal takes its food so seriously that they list cities where the food is so good they’ve become national icons.Great Caches on this GeoTour:Suspenso no Tempo… | Suspended in Time… — GC61DB5On the island of Flores this EarthCache showcases its waterfalls and geomorphology. You learn about the formation of valleys and different types of waterfalls you can observe. All learning aside, the views you get from this EarthCache are spectacular and epitomizes what the nature Azores has to offer.Farol dos Capelinhos — GC5V2KMThis lighthouse was built in the late 1800’s and was functioning until 1957 when a volcano on the island of Faial erupted. It destroyed the surrounding buildings but the ash only buried the first floor of the lighthouse, which still remains covered today.A view to the Paradise of Nature — GC3F5Q2The island of São Miguel is referred to as paradise on earth. The blue color of the waters, rolling island mountains, and colorful foliage entrap through captivation. The lagoon “Lagoa do fogo” has inspired writers and explorers of years past and current. The cache brings you to the top of a viewpoint with a scenic panorama of the island.Pico’s — GC2WWJ4Pico Mountain is the tallest mountain in the Azores and is the third tallest mountain in the Atlantic ocean peaking at a sky scraping 2,351 m (7713 ft). The mountain was formed by several volcanic eruptions starting over 240,000 years ago.What geocachers are saying:Today is my second day on Flores with my friend Zoeklopers geocaching and for discovering some nice places. This walking trail was more than worth it. At the end it’s really amazing what you see, I couldn’t believe it, such a beautiful and quite place. Nature is so awesome. – NiquetjesOn our trip to the Azores we had some great impressions, were shown beautiful places by different cache owners and enjoyed the stunning nature and hospitality of these islands and their residents. Overall Max and I had great two weeks on Sao Miguel, Terceira, Faial and Pico which were accompanied by one or the other Geocache visit. A big thank you to all the cache owners for hiding and for showing us some very special places, of which this EC was one of them. – cherry_sWe were so happy and relieved that some tears of joy and satisfaction came up while embracing each other on the highest point of portugal … and after rising about 1000 meters! So, my 1000th geocache is this ‘earthcache’ it was not only a pleasure to climb here but it was a contribution of what geocaching is and can be : every cache can be a great souvenir in nature surrounded by people you love and care – pet0etieNote: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. The copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:More There isn’t a more explosive GeoTour on our planet than GeoTour Azores. Located roughly 850 miles west of mainland Europe, the Azores consists of 9 volcanic islands with a whopping 150 geocaches scattered across the lush, mountainous islands. The exotic nature of this group of islands has a global appeal and is part of a larger group of Atlantic Ocean islands called Macaronesia, or “fortunate islands,” because those who visit or live there are considered to be fortunate to see the beauty of the Azores.The islands of the archipelago are divided in three geographical groups: the Eastern Group, comprised of Santa Maria and São Miguel; the Central Group, including Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial; and the Western Group, composed by Corvo and Flores. For non-residents each island group has its own unique prize, but if you’re ambitious enough to find 100% of the GeoTour first, you earn the Archipelago prize. It’s easy to feel excited about this GeoTour jam packed with adventure, oceanic views, and hikes along the craters of volcanoes.GeoTour Azores has 150 geocaches and 21 joker geocaches. The joker geocaches are optional and can replace any geocache that could not be found so you can complete the tour.Each geocacher/team of geocachers can only participate in this GeoTour onceThis GeoTour is available for 1 year from the date of its releaseThe organization of this GeoTour and the São Miguel Tourism Delegation only guarantee the prizes while supplies lastGeocachers who find half of all GeoTour caches (75 caches) or the GeoTour caches of an entire group of islands receive a geocoin!last_img read more

EU May Force Flash Onto Apple Products

first_imgTags:#Apple#Government#international#NYT#Op-Ed#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins A new initiative, called the “Digital Agenda” is come from on high. Well, from the EU’s European Commission, anyway. The agenda could force proprietary systems, such as the iPhone, to open up to competitors. Officially known as the “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions A Digital Agenda for Europe,” it is being spearheaded by EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes. In her former position as European Commissioner for Competition, Kroes was not shy about assessing fines on U.S. companies that were thought to have broken European anti-trust laws. Section 2.2.3 of the agenda makes the following statement. “The Commission will…propose legal measures on ICT interoperability by 2010 to reform the rules on implementation of ICT standards in Europe to allow use of certain ICT fora and consortia standards…Promote interoperability by adopting in 2010 a European Interoperability Strategy and European Interoperability Framework; Examine the feasibility of measures that could lead significant market players to license interoperability information to report by 2012.”Daily Tech interprets the move to include Flash. “(T)he EU may gain the power to force Apple to allow Flash onboard. It may also be able to finally force Apple to allow third-party devices — like Android smart phones, the Palm Pre, or rival MP3 players – to sync with iTunes.” The rationale for such forced opening of proprietary technology does not seem terribly compelling. The argument seems to be basically this: A “fractured” Internet is economically less beneficial for Europeans than one which is brought into line by a governing body acting in the interest of Europeans as a whole. Therefor, companies like Apple should allow other companies access to its systems. Many people find the exclusivity of some of these companies irritating, even counter-productive to the companies themselves. But the argument that they ought to open up because it would be better for Europe is hardly an argument at all. First, there is no guarantee that it would be better. An open digital sector would by no means necessarily be more productive than one in which companies exist in an antagonistic relationship to one another. Second, Apple, for all its irritating smuggery, is not the product of a governmental incubator. Why on earth does the European Commission believe the company ought to hand over its intellectual independence? Finally, popping the back off the iPhone wouldn’t make a difference to the economy of Zimbabwe, much less the whole of Europe. The belief, which seems inherent in the document, seems to be that economic growth can be legislated. Make the parts fit and more people will make parts. Maybe. But they run the risk of being the same parts, indifferently made. The idea that wealth can be so mandated, despite the competition and creativity necessary to produce it, seems fragile, at best. Neelie Kroes photo by World Economic Forum Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more