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Balkman’s 46-point outburst lifts Alab past HK Eastern in semis game 1

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alab Pilipinas. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League FacebookRenaldo Balkman got unleashed on the big stage as he powered Alab Pilipinas past Hong Kong Eastern, 98-94, to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three ASEAN Basketball League semifinals Wednesday at Southorn Stadium.Balkman set an ABL playoff record of 46 points, one more than what Justin Howard had in 2017, while also tallying 14 boards, four assist, four steals, and two blocks to lead Alab over Hong Kong, a team they never beat in two occasions in the eliminations.ADVERTISEMENT Tyler Lamb led Hong Kong Eastern with 32 points while Marcus Elliott put up a 22-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist line.PBA-bound Christian Standhardinger finished with 18 points and 15 boards for Hong Kong Eastern.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img Alab’s first encounters against Hong Kong, though, did not feature the import combo of Balkman and Justin Brownlee, and that partnership made the difference this time for the Filipinos as the the two imports showcased their stability down the stretch.The Filipinos held a 94-88 lead with 1:44 to go before Hong Kong knotted it up at 94-94 with back-to-back three-pointers with 56 seconds left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut Balkman gave Alab the edge for good, 96-94, fter sinking two free throws with 37 seconds left before Brownlee iced the game with two more free throws with 10 seconds to go.Brownlee flirted with a triple-double finishing with 16 points, on 5-of-20 shooting, 12 rebounds, and nine assists for Alab while Bobby Ray Parks had 23 points and 10 boards. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ La Salle Lady Spikers stay true to form Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

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Pastor Kortu Brown Responds to His Critics on Dual Citizenship

first_imgI read with interest the Daily Observer’s Editorial of Thursday, March 05, 2015, entitled: “Dual Citizenship: Look Up and Forward, Pastor Brown – not Down and Backward” and Letters to the editor captioned: “Dual Citizenship: Liberians Everywhere Take Pastor Kortu Brown to Task” in the same publication, page 5, largely accusing me of being “stupid,” “idiot,” “playing the ethnic card,” etc. because I dared to express my VIEWS on the current debate on dual citizenship in Liberia.I also appreciated the “lecture” provided by the editorial board on the history of Israel and I think it is application to the quest for dual citizenship by some Liberians.But here is what I wrote and/ or have been saying for several days now:1. That the issue of dual citizenship for Liberia is not timely.2. That there are more serious national concerns i.e. children going to school, ending Ebola and rebuilding health system, poverty, fixing our roads, state-wide initiatives to increase incomes at the individual, household, community and national levels, etc. to address at the moment than focusing on an issue that can be addressed later3. That we should be careful how we craft this dual citizenship initiative to avoid a repetition of the concept of the “Country-Congo” divide that plunged the country into a bloody coup and a civil war. Ours, as a nation, has been an experience in self-affliction that resulted in a class system that brought us untold pains to repel. No matter which side of the divide you were then, we know that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. So we must check this “power” that we want to give out because old habits die hard!4. That an alternative to “dual citizenship” could be the Indian model of “Overseas Citizens of India” (OCI) which enables Indians in the Diaspora to freely return to their land of nativity and contribute to the socio-economic development of their country.5. That Liberia could enact the “Overseas Citizens of Liberia” (OCL) Act to accommodate the aspirations of natural-born Liberians who have lost their citizenship due to them “renouncing and abjuring” their citizenship of nativity in a foreign land6. That most Liberians of influence whether [settler descendant or indigenous],” are not deeply committed to this country and will place a foreign country’s interest over and above their land of nativity. As a matter of fact, it was only until recently that most Liberians overseas began to think seriously about dual citizenship. Many didn’t think Liberia was “worthy” of their new found status as either American or European citizens or otherwise. That’s our history, that’s our experience. Should we dodge it or sacrifice it on the altar of a dual citizenship campaign?Now to some of the allegations made against me:1. Playing the ethnic card? : I don’t promote ethnicity and will never do. I am “[part indigenous, I am “part settler”]. Part of my family background is Millsburg. I just spoke my mind and I think am entitled to it. I’m forewarning based on our recent past. A good initiative to return [men and women freed from slavery] to Liberia ended into a “class struggle” between people who returned home and those they met on the ground. That struggle was sustained through mistrust, division, wars, etc. for well over a century and a half based on preconceptions, misconception, am-better-than-you attitude, etc. Therefore no matter how well-intentioned we may be, we must take care not to repeat that unfortunate experience as we debate the dual citizenship proposal. What’s playing-the-ethnic-card about saying that? If in a country where the illiteracy rate is as high as 70% and you try to make two categories of citizenship, shouldn’t you be concerned about the possibility of it contributing and/or resuscitating old social divides like the [settler-indigenous one]?2. Sierra Leone: I didn’t say Sierra Leone is not dual citizenship. It’s www.immihelp.com that reported that. I quoted them with a question mark (?). Mr. Editor, please check my article and see if I did not put a question mark to Sierra Leone. I even mentioned [that] Liberia is not on the list. Daily Observer claims I got most of my facts wrong. I think it’s the paper not reading my facts properly. I’ve a copy of the 2006 Dual Citizenship Act of Sierra Leone3. Israel: This is a country that has seen dispersion, persecution and death for about two thousand years at the hands of her enemies. Jews scattered all around the world – and waited for the Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. That came May 1948. Thank God! For Israeli, they are first and foremost, Jewish. Their situation and devotion to country and people is slightly different from Liberia. Most Liberians overseas say it is the civil war that forced them away from their country and made them “renounce and abjure” their citizenship of nativity. Well, if that is the case, then they don’t need dual citizenship status for them to come back home. A nominee for Minister of Education refused Liberian Senate inquiry in 2014 to relinquish US Citizenship to serve as Minister of Education. Mayor Boris Johnson of London has announced his intentions to renounce US Citizenship and maintain his British citizenship 4. Overseas Citizens of Liberia: To advance the discussions, I have proposed that we adopt the Indian model of dual citizenship, “Overseas Citizens of India” (OCI), where one person doesn’t carry two passports but a “permit” to enter and leave the country and do business as you desire within the confines of the law. This is a one step forward over and above the current rejection without an alternative. But this category of citizens will be eligible for elected office, etc.5. Civil discourse: I plead with you and your readers that we kindly make the debate courteous, polite, and responsible even if we don’t share the same sides of the discussions. Calling names and being disrespectful because someone doesn’t share your view, is disingenuous to be debate because it’s an unfair effort to silence others by attacking their persons, etc. If this discourse is not frank, honest and open then I doubt if we are able to sustain a society of “dual and single citizens” because this will be something we will debate for the rest of our lives.6. Focus: Most supporters of dual citizenship mostly focus on Liberians living in the USA and / or Europe. But there are Liberians all over including West Africa and [other] parts of the world. Secondly, many countries with dual citizenship may not share the experience that Liberia had with de facto dual citizenship for more than one hundred and fifty years.7. My Contribution to Liberia: Well, maybe the person accusing me of doing nothing has NOT been in Liberia for more than quarter of a century. My contributions from emergency relief, rehabilitation, education, agriculture, to peace making and reconciliation, Ebola, etc., are all documented. Check the internet. Goggle Kortu K. Brown and you will read some of that. Secondly, I have not run away from Liberia all through the years of conflict even when I could. My wife and children are all here. I love Liberia and don’t want it hurt again and left bleeding by people who are here today and gone tomorrow when difficulties strike. That’s why I am yelling and admonishing caution on dual citizenship.I hope I have brought some clarity to some of the issues I raised in my previous article. I ask the Daily Observer, a paper I’ve read since 1981, to publish in full my previous article and let the public read the facts I got wrong there. May God bless and guide our country and people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UG to boost post-graduate programmes this September

first_imgRegistrar of the University of Guyana (UG), Dr. Nigel Gravesande, has said the academic advancement of staff is critical in order for the institution to boost its post-graduate programmes, especially at the level of Master’s degrees.He indicated this position in a recent interview with Guyana Times, wherein he disclosed that for the upcoming semester in September 2018, there will be additional programmes at the post-graduate level.“We do have a PhD is Bio-diversity, and we have some Masters programmes in Business. We have just launched a Master’s degree programme in Social Work. We are going to be rolling out, from September, a Master’s degree programme in Psychology, (and) there is on the books a Master’s degree programme in Biology,” the senior academic functionary highlighted.According to information received, the Centre for Communication Studies (CCS) is also undertaking preparations to begin a Master’s programme in ‘Visual Communication.’It was in early March that UG’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, noted that the country’s premiere institution was embarking on several measures to offer a better quality of service across the university’s campuses, faculties and departments. At that point, it was announced that the university currently has 113 programmes at various levels being offered, including certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and post-graduate diplomas. However, Guyana Times was told that only 12 of those programmes are for Master’s degrees.While some are calling for UG to increase its number of post-graduate programmes, Dr. Gravesande has cautioned that the institution has to respond to the developmental needs in the formulation of such programmes.“As the enabling environment and the economic needs intensify, divisions [will] roll out more Master’s degree programmmes,” Gravesande observed.He, however, noted that for this to be realised, the university has to ensure that more members of its academic staff attain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).“You have to ensure that there is an environment where you have credible professors at post-doctoral experience; and for those teaching in the Master’s degree programme, supervising thesis [should have] at least a PhD. So there has to be the simultaneous raising of the intellectual capital at the faculty level,” he noted.“There are a number of faculty members and administrators who are taking up scholarships, who are going on sabbatical, undertaking research leading to terminal degrees; and the university’s administration had attempted vigorously and consciously to create an enabling environment whereby these opportunities can be made available to faculty members, and encourage them to take up (those opportunities),” he added.The Registrar also said the magnitude of material for which students are going to research highlights the need for library resources to be “absolutely there”.It was on March 1 that the University secured a Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-funded project worth over $31 million (US$150,000) to complete the first phase of the brand new University of Guyana Library.It was reported that the new library will be more spacious, will have enhanced features, and will be located over the canal that lies west of the current building. The CDB said the new facilities will be environmentally resilient and social inclusive as a place of study.Professor Griffith observed that this latest improvement forms part of a grander infrastructural overhaul. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

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Electricity distribution in Mahdia to be expanded

first_imgAn increased number of residents in Mahdia, Region Eight, will soon have electricity in their homes, according to General Manager of the Mahdia Power and Light Incorporated (MPL Inc), Courtney Handy.Mahdia Power and Light IncorporatedHandy said plans are underway to extend services to new communities, including a new developing housing scheme in Mahdia, and Upper and Lower Campbelltown.Services will also be augmented with establishment of the Tumatumari Hydro Plant, Handy noted.MPL Inc currently has two generators, a 400 and a 625, which operate on 46 or 56 litres an hour, respectively. Twenty hours of electricity are provided daily on a weekly basis, and 24 hours on weekends. However, according to Handy, one of the major challenges is the timely receipt of fuel.“We mainly get our supply from GUYOIL, and that is all the way in Georgetown. So it will take an entire day to come to Mahdia. You have to come through Linden, then through Mabura, then here. But once we can get that on time, everything is fine,” Handy is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The utility company is mainly sustained through government subvention and rates accrued from the current 6,116 customers. Handy related to DPI that from May 1, the collection rate was increased from 70 to approximately 90 per cent.He said, “Based on the amount of money we bill, we collect 70 per cent from our customers, and we’re trying to increase it to somewhere to 90, so that we can improve our efficiency and achieve our goal of expanding services.”According to the GM, operations are running smoothly with the two engines. Total capacity is 1.2 megawatts, and approximately 368 kilowatts during peak hours.MPL Inc is governed by the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s Hinterland Electrification Company Incorporated.last_img read more

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Mata’s ‘Common Goal’ to use football for good

first_img0Shares0000Juan Mata signs copies of Spanish books he distributed during a visit to Royton Hall Primary School through the Manchester United Foundation in Oldham, England on February 19, 2018 © AFP / Oli SCARFFOLDHAM, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – World Cup winner Juan Mata is breaking the mould, challenging the general perception of spoilt, rich footballers and helping to awaken the sport’s social conscience through the ‘Common Goal’ project.The Manchester United midfielder is encouraging players to follow his example and pledge a minimum of one percent of their wages to a collective fund — and he wants to make it “the biggest football club in the world”. So far 34 footballers, including German World Cup winner Mats Hummels, Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini and Japan’s Shinji Kagawa plus UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, have pledged part of their salary to Common Goal, run by NGO streetfootballworld, which has assembled a global network of community organisations.Mata’s one percent helps the India-based OSCAR Foundation, which promotes the value of education through football, a gender equality project in Colombia and also goes into a general pot.The Spanish international, speaking to AFP after visiting two primary schools through his work with the Manchester United Foundation in a deprived area of northwest England, is disarmingly modest about being seen as a figurehead of Common Goal.“Curiosity got me into it,” says the 29-year-old. “Someone had to start it and Jurgen (Griesbeck, the founder of streetfootballworld) and myself said ‘let’s start and see how people react’ and they have reacted well.Juan Mata joins in football activities with pupils during a visit through the Manchester United Foundation to Beever Primary School in Oldham, northwest England on February 19, 2018 © AFP / Oli SCARFF“It is not about myself. It is trying to be the biggest football club in the world.“Just with me it wouldn’t go very far. In football it is very important to have a team bond and spirit and even more so with Common Goal.”Mata, who is also studying for two degrees, says he is happy with the response so far, even if he does not yet have a global superstar signed up.“People tend to think about the ones who aren’t in and I prefer to talk about those who had the courage to voluntarily call and be part of it,” he says. “I am really proud of them.“We are having important discussions with people who make decisions in football about how to integrate Common Goal into the football industry and if it turns out differently it doesn’t matter. I just feel it is needed and fair for the world somehow.”– Life in a ‘bubble’ –Mata, who won the Champions League with former club Chelsea in 2012, has admitted in the past that footballers live in a “bubble” but he says it is understandable that sometimes they forget their modest roots.“It’s not easy when you are 20, 21 years old,” he says.Football remains Juan Mata’s passion but increasingly as a tool for social change © AFP / Oli SCARFF“Imagine you play for a club like Manchester United, you start getting famous, you start to get some good money and we are not ready for that at that age, so it’s difficult to keep your feet on the ground and to think about ‘OK let’s gonna keep that way, let’s not forget from where I come from’.Mata credits his family with nurturing a philanthropic streak.“Common Goal comes from my education and my family,” he says. “They taught me things, my parents, my sister, my grandfather, who was influential in my personal life and professional one.“In the whole family he was fantastic, everyone loved him so much,” the player added of his late grandfather, who died last year.“And for him to have lived so many finals, happy moments, it makes me feel happy with myself, and he definitely was and still is a big influence in my life and in my family’s life.”Mata was struck deeply by a visit he and his girlfriend made to the OSCAR Foundation in Mumbai last year and they subsequently put on a photographic exhibition in Manchester.“I experienced some hard moments,” he says. “When you see the state of how many people live and the extreme between wealthy and poor people money-wise it is hard to bear.“But it was a great experience to feel how spiritually rich they are, many of the people we visited.“It was very, very good to see the Oscar Foundation’s work first hand and to live there with them. The classroom is in the slums and it was important to see it.”Football remains Mata’s passion but increasingly as a tool for social change.“Football unites all the projects but they do education, gender equality and basic needs but football is always present,” he says.“It is something I always wanted to do, to use the power of football for the better.”To find out more about the Common Goal project, visit www.common-goal.org.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool put on red alert as Lazio make striker available to clubs

first_img1 Keita Balde Diao Lazio are willing to let Liverpool target Keita Balde Diao leave – if someone meets their £10m asking price.The striker is being tracked by several clubs this summer, including Genoa and numerous sides in the Bundesliga.Liverpool have also expressed an interest in the 20-year-old, who scored the only goal in Lazio’s 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League play-off first leg on Wednesday.And now, according to Sportitalia, the Reds have been given a boost in their pursuit of Diao after he was told he can leave the club.Lazio are reluctant to part with the Spaniard but are aware of the player’s desire to ply his trade elsewhere.As a result, Lazio are willing to let the attacker leave if any club meets their £10m asking price.last_img read more

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DONEGAL DINER SQUEEZES THE ‘BEST BITS’ FROM ITS CUSTOMERS!

first_imgA diner has ‘squeezed’ hundreds of customers out of a controversial roadside advertisement.People have been queuing up in their droves at Kernan’s Diner in Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal to have their picture taken with the banned advert for Club Orange.The advert was outlawed by the Advertising Standards Agency of Ireland after complaints that it was sexually suggestive. The ASA upheld complaints about the cardboard cut-out woman in revealing clothing, used in the fizzy drink marketing campaign.The advertising authority said there was no link between women’s breasts and Club Orange.But one such cardboard cut-out was left behind at the busy Donegal diner and had punters lining up to have their pictures taken with the busty board.Manager of the store Patrick McBride said they had received no complaints about the banned advert. “The life-sized figure is actually proving very popular with our customers. We have had loads of people getting pictures taken with it.“We haven’t had any complaints and most people see it as just a bit of craic,” he said.However the ‘juicy bits’ advert is nearly past its shelf-life.The company is due to take back the advert – much to the tears of many red-blooded Donegal men. DONEGAL DINER SQUEEZES THE ‘BEST BITS’ FROM ITS CUSTOMERS! was last modified: October 16th, 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:advertClub Orangejuicy bitsKernan’s Dinerlast_img read more

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LACK OF NEW MEMBERS SEES ONE OF DONEGAL’S BEST-KNOWN BANDS BREAK-UP

first_imgDue to a lack of new members one of Donegal’s best known bands, the Fanad Band, has been forced to disband for 2015.The Fanad band in 2013.The band, one of the oldest in the Donegal Marching Bands Association has brought much honour, distinction and All Ireland Fleadh titles back to the peninsula on a number of memorable occasions.New membership has been a big problem in recent years with emigration and a declining population have combinined to have a serious impact on the youth population. Today there are less than 160 pupils at Fanad’s six national schools and as a consequence this situation is bound to have a major impact on community and social life in such a small peninsula location.In a statement this week which they hoped they could have avoided, the band committee says the band has served the people of Fanad and beyond for over three decades.The decision came when the committee had tried in vain to recruit new members.Band practices began in October and as in other years it was hoped that new members would join. However with only thirteen members remaining from last year, and no new members signing up, it was decided that it was not financially viable to continue. Present members have served the band well, attending many festivals and events as well as taking honour home to the Fanad peninsula.The band was honoured to welcome home former band member Fr Liam Boyle as their last official outing for 2014.It is hoped that in time to come the band will return, but for 2015 it wouldn’t be feasible to pay instructors.The committee said they would like to thank all those who helped keep the band going, especially in the last number of years when funds were hard to come by.“Our thanks to the committee of the Community Centre and Naoinra at Trialough as well as Patrick Perry and Marine Harvest, our loyal sponsors, who were always very accommodating. “Also a big thank you to our music teachers, Siobhan Coyle, Noeleen & Anne Sweeney as well as march and drill instructors, Mick and Noel Kennedy, who gave of their time every week.”LACK OF NEW MEMBERS SEES ONE OF DONEGAL’S BEST-KNOWN BANDS BREAK-UP was last modified: January 14th, 2015 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:BREAK-UPdonegalTHE FANAD BANDlast_img read more

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How Donegal Socks are keeping National Geographic’s toes cosy on Everest!

first_imgOperating a global sock making industry from a rural part of South West Donegal’s Gaeltacht, just outside of Glenties, hasn’t hindered Martin Breslin growing his successful company Donegal Socks.In recent months his range of colourfully designed knitted socks has caught the eye of the world famous National Geographic Channel.Martin was delighted when he recently got a call from the people in National Geographic expressing their interest in having Donegal Socks as part of their product range. The company is helped out by Údarás na Gaeltachta’s enterprise development scheme which assists entrepreneurs by encouraging new investment in Gaeltacht areas, nurturing already established businesses, and enhancing the skill base of those living in Gaeltacht communities.Martin BreslinMark Quinn, the youngest person born in Ireland to have reached the peak of Everest says Donegal Socks are his favourite to bring on long treks; “Donegal Socks will be my only choice in future for trekking, climbing and reaching the summits of challenging mountains. I expect to be continually amazed and look forward to bringing them to the summit of the next 8,000m peak that I climb.”Today,  Stocaí Dhún na nGall exports over a 100,000 pairs of socks a year to markets around the world. This growing partnership now sees Donegal Socks being sold in all National Geographic outlets around the world.“In recent years we have explored new markets and we discovered that ‘the outdoor market’ was a perfect fit for our sock range. With extensive research and development through an Údarás na Gaeltachta programme, we proved that our product was perfectly suited to the outdoor adventure market,” said Martin.“Our socks are a 100% natural product and this is exactly why the National Geographic were attracted to our product.”“The National Geographic promotes natural and cultural conservation, and shares many of the same values as Donegal Socks, so to be included in the extensive clothing range of a brand which complements everything we stand for is a fantastic achievement.”“Currently 50% of our socks are exported and as a result of this new contract we hope that our exports will increase dramatically in the next few years. The U.S alone is a huge importer of socks and to be a part of this National Geographic brand, is huge for us. We also have clients in other markets such as, Ireland, the UK, Denmark, France and Canada.”“Over the past number of years we automated some of our production line. This reinvestment has paid off and has been an essential part of our survival and growth. We plan to increase our employee numbers from 6 to 15 in the next 2 years.” “We owe a lot to Údarás na Gaeltachta who have been a huge support in helping us target new markets and who have helped us to focus on researching and developing new opportunities on a global scale.”“It gives us immense pride to see our products in airports, craft shops, tourist and visitor centres all over the world, and now in National Geographic outlets. We will continue to explore new markets and we are currently assessing opportunities on a larger scale.”“In the coming weeks we are undertaking a field trip with Údarás na Gaeltachta to Boston to explore new markets. As part of this trip Údarás have pre-arranged meetings with large buyers in the States. Our vision for the next 2 years is to concentrate on growingand expanding the business even further,” Martin concluded.For more see Donegal-Socks.com Údarás na Gaeltachta also offer financial and non-financial support to businesses such as Donegal Socks, as well as supplying business facilities at a competitive price to businesses in various different sectors.More than 7,000 people are employed thanks to the Údarás na Gaeltachta scheme.To learn more about Údarás na Gaeltachta’s enterprise development scheme you can visit their website.How Donegal Socks are keeping National Geographic’s toes cosy on Everest! was last modified: October 10th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more

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Chelsea look likely to ruin Di Canio’s debut as Sunderland boss

first_imgPaolo Di Canio brings his Sunderland side to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with Chelsea (6/4 to win the FA Cup) desperate for the points to cement their place in the top four.The Blues are 1/3 with the Black Cats 19/2 and the draw at 22/5.Chelsea are 4/11 to finish in the top four and 6/5 to finish top London club, but they need three points against relegation-threatened Sunderland, that’s for sure.Fulham are 8/11 to finish the campaign in the top 10 (evens bottom half) after their derby win over Rangers and they travel to Newcastle on Sunday.Newcastle are 16s for the drop and need three points but it could be a good time to meet the Geordies.Alan Pardew’s side are 11/10 to win, with Fulham 27/10 and the draw 5/2.Dimitar Berbatov has scored in his last four league games for the first time in his career and is 7/1 to score the opening goal and 85/40 to score at any time.Rangers gave it a good go in the second half on Monday night but their defensive inadequacies meant it was another loss and the Hoops are now 1/16 the be playing in the Championship next term.They entertain FA Cup semi-finalists Wigan on Sunday and it goes without saying they must win.Loic Remy was wasted wide on the right in the first 45 minutes at the Cottage but looked sharp in the second half when playing down the middle and is 5/1 to score first and 6/4 to score at any time.Rangers are 7/5 with the Latics (5/2 for relegation) 21/10 and the draw at 12/5.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.comBe luckyCharlielast_img read more

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