100 new jobs announced for North West

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 11, 2018 Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 100 new jobs have been announced for Sligo.The US tech company Overstock-dot-com is expanding its European base in the county.It’s looking to fill research and development roles with positions in areas such as software development, testing and data analytics on offer. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleStorm Callum: Donegal’s coastal areas ‘vulnerable’Next articleGAA Programme – Glenfin & Aodh Rua lock horns for Intermediate title News Highland Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook 100 new jobs announced for North Westlast_img read more

Coffee Talk: Extell’s Gary Barnett and Ryan Serhant

first_img Tags You can count on Extell Development’s Gary Barnett not to mince words: The hard stop that the coronavirus pandemic put on construction last spring has been a “pain” for the construction industry, and it may take time for the new development industry to recover.In an interview with The Real Deal founder and publisher Amir Korangy, Barnett predicted that the slowdown will go for another couple years. “There will be very little supply,” in the wake of the pandemic, Barnett said during the latest episode of Coffee Talk. “For a period of time — it could be another year, it could be two years, it could be three years — we’re going to see very little development going on.”That may sound surprising coming from Barnett, whose firm is responsible for some of Manhattan’s most ambitious, expensive residential towers in recent history, including One57 and Central Park Tower on Billionaires’ Row. But he’s optimistic about what this means for the future.“It’s good for the overall market, because we will absorb the supply that’s come on the market, and it will stabilize,” he said.When the time came to find a brokerage for Brooklyn Point, Extell’s first condo in Kings County, Barnett placed his bets on “Million Dollar Listing” star Ryan Serhant, who recently left Nest Seekers International to launch his own namesake brokerage.Why not go with a more established firm? Because in a sea of brokerages and agents, Serhant was “not just another pretty face.” Barnett recognized him as someone “who does the work,” with a fresh perspective on selling properties. “Ryan is someone who stands out from the crowd,” Barnett said.The risk paid off: Extell and Serhant announced Brooklyn Point on Instagram Live and pulled out all the stops — “a ballerina, a string quartet and a million-dollar listing” — and Barnett said since the broker came on board, signed contracts have accelerated.“I’ve always responded well to pressure,” Serhant said. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Commercial Real EstateDevelopmentVideolast_img read more

Woman drives thru restaurant and receives OWI and drug charges

first_imgColumbus, IN—A Columbus woman was arrested for DUI and drug charges after she crashed her vehicle into the side of a fast-food restaurant on Wednesday morning.  At approximately 10:25 a.m., CPD officers responded to Dairy Queen, located at 2215 N. National Road, in regards to the traffic accident.The officers spoke with the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash, Jessi E. Baldwin, 37, of Columbus, who advised that she was driving in the parking lot and swerved her vehicle to avoid crashing into a vehicle that was coming directly at her. The officers noted that Baldwin showed signs of impairment and she was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where a blood draw was completed. Baldwin was later placed under arrest for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.  While searching Baldwin’s purse prior to transporting her to jail, the officers reportedly located marijuana and drug paraphernalia.   Baldwin was remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail staff on the following preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.last_img read more

Football: Barca ‘200%’ certain Neymar will stay

first_img“But you have to be aware that there are no shortcuts to leadership and it is something that is earned slowly, naturally and progressively,” it added.According to Marca, PSG would be willing to stump up the 222 million euros ($256.8 million) required to trigger Neymar’s release clause and would offer him a five-year deal worth 30-plus million euros a season.However, a report in French sports daily L’Equipe on Tuesday quoted a PSG club source as saying: “We’re not going to repeat the Neymar show. There is a huge release clause and you have to be realistic.”PSG have previously been linked with Neymar only for the striker to pen a new five-year deal with Barca last October. Share on: WhatsApp Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”.Reports in Spain have suggested PSG are looking to lure the 25-year-old to the Parc des Princes after snapping up Neymar’s international teammate Dani Alves on a free transfer.“PSG want to finalise the signing of Neymar this summer”, wrote Catalan daily Sport, while the Madrid-based AS newspaper led with the headline “Neymar flirts with PSG”.PSG are reportedly attempting to take advantage of Neymar’s desire to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow, with the French club prepared to build a team around the Brazil forward.“In the background of Neymar’s annoyance there’s always a concern, which has to do with his role in the team and his wish to become a leader,” wrote Sport.last_img read more

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson September 29

first_img“The community of Nelson has long since valued sport and recreation as part of their life style, so it’s a great opportunity to build upon that”.Participants will be able to try various sports, find information at sport booths and partake in fun old fashioned sport day games if they choose. Ribbons and giveaways for all participants. It’s a pleasure for the Sport council to host this event as it is always our intention to support, promote and strengthen community sport in any we can to further develop active and healthy living within the community.About Sports Day in Canada Sports Day in Canada, on Saturday, September 29, 2012, is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across Canada.Sports Day in Canada caps off a week of more than a thousand local events and activities, such as community-wide festivals, try-it days, open houses, games, competitions, meet-and-greets, tournaments, fun runs, spectator events and pep rallies, and includes a special television broadcast on CBC Sports.Sports Day in Canada is presented by CBC Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport, working with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts across the country.Sports Day in Canada is generously supported by Sport Canada, Subway Restaurant, New Balance Canada and B.C.’s Ministry of Health.For more information about Sports Day in Canada, please visit: www.cbcsports.ca/sportsday To mark this year’s Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high‐performance levels, Nelson Regional Sports Council is hosting the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) and Try It day on September 29th 1 to 4 p.m. at Lakeside Soccer fields. “Sport can be a powerful and positive influence in our communities,” said Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada.“Sports Day in Canada is a great opportunity for families and kids of all ages to celebrate their favourite sport or try their hand at something new – it’s all part of finding fun, easy ways to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.” Sports Day in Canada, on September 29, demonstrates that sport has the power to build community, fortify national spirit and promote healthy, active living. “When sport is focused on fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun, it can reduce crime, stimulate the economy and teach important life lessons,” says Karri Dawson, Director of True Sport Operations. The official day caps off a week of more than a thousand local events, and includes a special television broadcast on CBC Sports.Sports Day in Canada is presented by CBC Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport, working with national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts across the country. Sports Day in Canada is a great way for the community to be active together for a day. Sport groups get to share their sport and participants get to try something new,” explains Kim Palfenier, Executive Director, Nelson Sports Council. last_img read more


first_imgSUNNY DAYS AHEAD AS HORSEMEN WEATHER THE STORMSANTA ANITA JOCKEYS IN CHARITY GAME NEXT THURSDAYCTBA PRESENTS GRAY WITH KENNETH L. MADDY AWARD ASSEMBLYMAN GRAY RECEIVES MADDY AWARD FROM CTBACalifornia State Assemblyman Adam Gray has been honored as recipient of the prestigious Sen. Kenneth L. Maddy Award, presented by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association at its annual awards banquet.“Adam has been a great supporter of racing and agriculture in the state and CTBA is honored to present him with such a prestigious award,” said Doug Burge, president of CTBA.Gray, a Democrat representing the 21st District that includes his native Merced, is only the second legislator to receive the award, which is named for the late California senator who was a great friend of the California Thoroughbred industry and a force behind a bill that brought licensing relief to tracks. The only other recipient of the award was Sen. Andy Vidak in 2014.“It is an honor to receive the Senator Kenneth L. Maddy Award,” Gray said. “California horse racing and the breeding of quality California-bred Thoroughbreds are synonymous with Senator Maddy.“California is at the forefront of producing top-quality Thoroughbred racehorses, which are able to compete and win races throughout the country and the world. Two words – California Chrome.”Gray authored a bill in 2016 that will save $1 billion in worker’s compensation costs and he worked tirelessly on an Internet poker bill that would have boosted race purses by $60 million. Gray also has been committed to preserving and protecting agricultural water rights.Gray, first elected in 2012, is chairman of the Assembly’s Governmental Organization Committee and serves on committees for aging and long-term care, agriculture and appropriations.The CTBA works diligently at all governmental levels to create the optimum legislative climate to maximize the profitability of California breeders and the overall popularity and growth of Thoroughbred racing. Norberto Arroyo, Jr.6495414%28%$458,830 J. Keith Desormeaux2972524%48%$434,225 SANTA ANITA VS. HOLY ANGELS CHARITY GAME FEB. 23.The 50th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School game will beplayed on Thursday, Feb. 23, at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Holy Angels athletic program and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Given the historic nature of the game, individual jockey sponsors, representing a wide array of racing industry stakeholders, will lend financial support to this worthy cause. Tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will all be available at center court for an autograph session at 6:30 p.m.TVG’s Kurt Hoover will be back for his 16th consecutive season as Santa Anita Jockeys’ Coach.  Tickets are $5 per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to Santa Anita. Bob Baffert3584523%49%$816,061 Tyler Baze14427311419%50%$1,314,706 Kent Desormeaux861811921%44%$1,165,831 (Current Through Thursday, Feb. 16) Doug O’Neill9210211711%52%$966,061 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Richard Baltas7915141219%52%$762,154 Flavien Prat13433192325%56%$2,152,593 John Sadler40781018%63%$461,824 William Spawr2091245%60%$261,071 Rafael Bejarano9918151718%51%$983,493 Luis Contreras819102111%49%$448,347 Jerry Hollendorfer781491718%51%$1,173,049 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Stewart Elliott9111101612%41%$506,082 Mike Smith35113931%66%$1,152,445 Peter Miller611513625%56%$885,045 Tiago Pereira6496714%34%$272,820 Peter Eurton3473321%38%$382,399 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Philip D’Amato50125924%52%$728,970 Joseph Talamo881061611%36%$375,653 MOVE OVER ANNIE: THE SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROWYes, that was the life-sustaining star known as the sun breaking through rainclouds at Santa Anita Saturday morning after the biggest storm of the Winter Meet took respite.After the storm that hit the Arcadia area with just over three inches of rain Friday, forcing cancellation of that day’s races, it’s game on for Saturday and that’s good news for everyone, including local horsemen.“We’re all going through the same thing,” said trainer Eric Kruljac, who turns 64 nextSaturday. “Some of us are more willing to run on an off track than others, but I’m not real keen on it. I’ve never been a mudder.“I’ve got my share of grass horses, so the weather’s slowed us way down, but I’m optimistic and looking to the future. I started training at 38 and owned horses when I was 23. I claimed my first two horses in 1976 and bought my first two yearlings in 1977.”Kruljac comes from a family of horsemen. His grandfather, Walter S. (for Stele) Markham was a horse owner, cattle rancher and produce broker. Some of his horses were trained by Hall of Famer Buster Millerick.Born in San Jose, Kruljac “kind of split my childhood in Carmel Valley and Phoenix. When Mr. Markham died, he was the longest tenured member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA).”Eric’s 28-year-old son, Ian, is an accomplished trainer in his own right, having developed Finest City into an Eclipse Award champion as best female sprinter of 2016, mainly by virtue of her victory in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita last Nov. 4.Since mid-December, Santa Anita’s Winter Meet that began Dec. 26 has been hit with more than 23 inches of rain, according to ever-diligent Track Superintendent Dennis Moore.But if you think it’s been rough at Santa Anita, it could be worse.You could own a car wash. Martin Pedroza719131313%49%$395,063 Mark Glatt4698520%48%$366,510 FINISH LINES: There is a Pick Six carryover into Saturday of $32,114 . . . Richard Baltas and Peter Miller are tied for the training lead with 15 victories each, with Jerry Hollendorfer one back at 14 and Phil D’Amato three behind with 12. D’Amato has Lily Pod entered in today’s Buena Vista Stakes and he didn’t mind that rain forced it to be moved from turf to dirt. “I really entered based on the chance it would come off the grass and be run on dirt,” he said. “She loved that off track when she won last time (romping by 4 ½ lengths on a wet/fast surface at seven furlongs Jan. 21), so we’ll see.” . . . Congratulations to trainer and all-around good guy Art Sherman on the occasion of his 80th birthday yesterday . . . Mario Gutierrez and Israel Ocampo ride in the Grade III El Camino Real Derby today at Golden Gate Fields, the former on 2-1 morning line chance Ann Arbor Eddie for Doug O’Neill and the latter aboard 10-1 Kona Dreams for George Papaprodromou . . . Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, and XBTV.com’s Aaron Vercruysse, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Sunday and Monday, respectively, in the East Pack Gardens at 11:20 a.m. Sunday and 10:50 a.m. Monday, when first post time is 12 noon . . . The California Horse Racing Board will conduct a regular monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. at Santa Anita. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast).The Medication, Safety and Welfare Committee will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday at the same location. The public is encouraged to attend. The Board agenda and supporting package of materials are available on the CHRB website, as are those for the Medication Committee (agenda and package) . . . Apprentice jockey Evin Roman is suspended three days (Feb. 26, March 2 and 3) for causing interference aboard Avaudrey in last Sunday’s second race resulting in a disqualification of his mount from fifth to seventhlast_img read more

A doctor to heal the earth

first_img“The participants made an effort to inspire and educate individuals, schools, communities, corporate South Africa and policymakers to consider the environment and the challenges that we face as a nation and indeed as a continent,” says Ella Bella Constantinides Leite, director of Miss Earth South Africa. (Image: Miss Earth South Africa)With a passion for people, planet and health, it is no surprise that Nozipho Magagula was announced as the 2016 Miss Earth South Africa at a gala dinner at Montecasino, that honoured the finalists and ambassadors for the environmental and community work done over this year.The 4th year Medicine student has been hard at work balancing her studies and responsibilities as a finalist and has proven that if you want something done, giving it to a busy person, is a good idea.Announced as the 2016 ambassador, she will go on to represent South Africa at the international Miss Earth event next month in the Philippines, as the focus turns to Eco Tourism.The gala evening was attended by Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom who has been an avid supporter of the community work done by the Miss Earth South Africa leadership programme.This young woman is set for an exciting year of work and community engagement across the country and globe. Born in Atteridgeville, West of Pretoria, Magagula is determined to use the year that lies ahead as an opportunity to make an impact, not only on schools and communities, but within the medical sphere as well.She says her long term plan is to go into public health and family healthcare as these have a deep sense of community and the social impact that can be made is huge and she is resolute on using her love for medicine and her platform as Miss Earth South Africa 2016, to leave a legacy.Ella Bella Constantinides Leite, Director of the programme said; “It’s rewarding to see the growth and influence of the Miss Earth South Africa programme, over a period of more than twelve years.“We aim to continue to empower young women with the knowledge and platform to create a sustainable difference in our plight to combat the destruction of our natural heritage.”It has been an intense few months for the finalists who have been hard at work, with a mission to change the perception and understanding of waste through the 2016 campaign #WasteStopsWithME which was launched earlier this year with partners Pikitup and the City of Johannesburg.#WasteStopsWithME was executed through many different kinds of projects, campaigns and events.These young women met with pickers in their communities, the staff working at landfill sites and those that depend on sorting recyclables from landfills just to survive.The challenges we face on waste are immense and these young women took up the challenge and working closely with the Pikitup teams on the ground they moved across the breadth and width of this sprawling city of Johannesburg to talk to people, influence behaviour change and to start conversations and discussions with corporate partners and stakeholders alike.Finalists have been staying at the Tsogo Sun, Palazzo Hotel, in Johannesburg for the past week where they got to share their community work with an esteemed panel of judges, unpacking their commitment and hunger to leave green footprints in their cities across the country.Finalists were joined by the Tsogo Sun team in Diepsloot last week as they installed a Vegetable Tunnel with Nedbank, for student at Muzomuhle Primary School and did a clean-up around the school as part of their #WasteStopsWithME campaign.Ella Bella also said, “The finalists demonstrated clear leadership qualities, creative thinking, strength of mind and of character, and most importantly, a passion for making a sustainable difference in their communities.“The programme has been exciting and challenging and, whilst ensuring that these young women have made an impact on the communities around them, they have also delivered a service and compassion.“The participants made an effort to inspire and educate individuals, schools, communities, corporate South Africa and policymakers to consider the environment and the challenges that we face as a nation and indeed as a continent.”The evening was hosted by young up and coming South African comedian, Lihle Msimang, who added her comic flavour to the evening featuring an impressive guest list including UN dignitaries, South African actresses such as Kgomotso Christopher, Khabonina, Maps Maponyane and Yvonne Chaka amongst others.The group of winners included Jeanine Keet, as first runner up, second runner up Elne Coller, and third runner up Mireesha Narsai.The four winners are joined by their official ambassadors for the year, Mandisa Mqolombeni, Hasesha Naidu and Annie Kirsten.The organisation is endorsed by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Department of Tourism with Minister Molewa stating that; “Through your work locally and internationally, you continue to make our country proud.“I wish you success in the future and thank you for partnering with government and business, to make a better world.”Executive Director of Miss Earth South Africa, Catherine Constantinides said; “Climate Change will be the biggest challenge we face in our lifetimes, and it’s up to us to realize that we will be the catalysts for change that will push our countries towards a greener tomorrow.“Planting a tree might seem like a simple act, but in effect it’s about being part of a global movement to secure a future for the generations to come.”SA’s green girl goes home with a very special prize package including a fully paid for international trip to the Philippines next month where she will represent the country and the work of the organisation.The programme is proud to work throughout the year with Pikitup and the City of Johannesburg alongside Tsogo Sun, the official home and venue partner of Miss Earth South Africa, and strategic partners SAPPI and Newsclip Media Monitoring.last_img read more

Got a question for Tony Trad?

first_imgWhether it be a question about his Australian Men’s Open team, next year’s World Cup, or about Touch Football skills in general, send in your question and we will ask him. Send in your questions to [email protected] and his answers will be filmed and shown on the MyTouch TV section of the website. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2010 X-Blades National Youth Championships. Go to www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com and don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook!last_img

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri happy with Hudson-Odoi for Spurs defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri happy with Hudson-Odoi for Spurs defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased with the performance of Callum Hudson-Odoi for last night’s Carabao Cup semifinal first-leg defeat to Tottenham.Sarri gave the winger a start amid transfer talk linking him with Bayern Munich.The manager said, “Hudson-Odoi in the last week has been very normal.”I saw him every day in training and he was really very normal. He is improving, in the last match he played very well and also today a very good match. He played like a player of 25, 26 years. A very good match with application, very good in the defensive phase, but he has been completely normal. Maybe he does not read anything.” last_img read more