Laois ladies football clubs getting ready for another bumper weekend of action

first_img TAGSLadies IFCLaois Ladies JFCLaois LGFA Laois ladies football clubs getting ready for another bumper weekend of action Twitter Pinterest GAA WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Home Sport GAA Laois ladies football clubs getting ready for another bumper weekend of action SportGAALadies Football Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Previous article‘Hunter’ has arrived at The Heritage Hotel & SpaNext articleResidents express safety concern as crater suddenly appears on Laois road Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest It’s gearing up towards another busy week for adult clubs in the Laois ladies football championships.In the opening round of the senior championship in May, Sarsfields had a comprehensive win over St Brigid’s while it ended all square between Portlaoise and Timahoe.Ballyroan came out on top of a nine-goal battle with Park-Ratheniska in the intermediate while the St Paul’s and St Joseph’s game was called off due to a bereavement.Two games were played in the junior division. Clonaslee St Manman’s came out on top of their encounter with Sarsfields while Killeshin defeated The Heath.The next round of adult championship games are fixed as follows;Senior championshipSunday 23 JuneShanahoe v PortlaoiseShanahoe at 7pmFriday 28 JuneSarsfields v St Conleth’sAcragar, Mountmellick, at 7.45pmIntermediate championshipTuesday 25 JuneBallyroan v St Paul’sBallyroan at 7.30pmSunday 30 JuneSt Joseph’s v GraiguecullenSt Joseph’s at 12pmJunior championshipSaturday 22 JuneSarsfields v KilleshinAcragar, Mountmellick, at 4pmSunday 30 JuneThe Heath v BallyfinThe Heath at 7.30pmMeanwhile, U12 Heather Cowan Tournament finals are taking plac this Saturday, June 22 at 10am.U12 A finalSarsfields v Portlaoise.U12 B finalMountrath v St BrigidsU12 C finalShanahoe v The HeathSEE ALSO – Turner takes home gold at the Swimming World Series in Berlin By Siun Lennon – 21st June 2019 Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA GAA last_img read more

Canadian fintech hubs lag global peers

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff While Canadian fintech hubs are positioned for growth during the economic rebound, they’re also in need of innovation, collaboration and international expansion to catch up to global peers, according to a new report from Accenture.The multinational consultancy’s analysis found that Canadian cities benefit from strong foundations provided by government support and high-quality talent but are behind Hong Kong, London and Singapore when it comes to overall fintech adoption. Out of 20 leading and emerging fintech hubs globally, Toronto ranked No. 8; Vancouver, 12; Montreal, 14; and Calgary, 16.While Canada punched above its weight in terms of the number of fintech equity deals closed in 2020, total deal value was down compared to the leading global hubs. In fact, the Canadian hubs scored lowest on the metric of “fintech activity and financing.”To increase competitiveness in that area, Canadian cities and governments should consider continued promotion of regional fintech investment and attraction of venture capitalists, a release said.Canada also lagged on “technology availability and adoption,” attributable to high speed internet connectivity challenges for remote populations.“Canadian hubs could improve by looking at how leaders such as Hong Kong, Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv encourage businesses to embrace disruption and develop products and services based on the latest technologies, e.g., fintech-friendly policies and incentives,” the release said.The report’s suggestions for closing the gap between Canadian cities and leading fintech hubs included a push for innovation, by developing regulatory sandboxes, for example; collaboration, such as between fintechs and financial institutions; and leveraging international expertise and capital. fintech and blockchain icons on financial technology background monsitj/123RF Keywords Fintech Financial firms’ digital transformation went into overdrive in 2020 Digitalization a credit positive for financial firms: Fitch Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Pushing big techs to share data could shape the future of financials: Fitchlast_img read more

Sandals Whitehouse Surpasses Industry Standards

first_imgRelatedSandals Whitehouse Surpasses Industry Standards RelatedSandals Whitehouse Surpasses Industry Standards FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Auditors have concluded that the Sandals Whitehouse hotel “far surpasses, in terms of design, capacity and technology, what would normally be required by industry standards”.The Forensic Audit into the US$41 million cost overrun, which was tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (Sept. 5) indicated that in terms of rooms, central facilities, restaurants, swimming pools, back-of-house facilities and services offered, the Westmoreland hotel was either far superior or matched industry standards.In terms of back-of-house and service offerings, the forensic auditor team concluded that the “layout of the kitchens in terms of the delivery and storage areas for food preparation, and their relationship to the restaurants, are extremely efficient and is much larger than what would normally have been provided”.The audit team also commended the hotel’s acquisition of a SoMAT garbage disposal system. The SoMAT system is a premier brand, which has the capacity to reduce operational and maintenance costs, save floor space, as well as control solids inventory.According to the report, “the audit team was advised that the size of the laundry and storage facilities is larger than normal due mainly to the remoteness of the property”.In terms of rooms “and the amenities provided at Sandals Whitehouse”, as well as central facilities, the report stated that these were standard for a four-star hotel.Furthermore, faculties such as a theatre, ballroom, departure lounge and conference facilities, are provided at the hotel.Finally, on the matter of services, the audit report stated that, “the infrastructure at this hotel is superior to any other hotel that the members of the audit team visited during the course of this investigation”. The report outlines that the size of the air conditioning and standby generators far exceeded required industry standard. RelatedSandals Whitehouse Surpasses Industry Standardscenter_img Advertisements Sandals Whitehouse Surpasses Industry Standards UncategorizedSeptember 7, 2006last_img read more

British Council Donates

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Cabinet Approves Amendments to Customs Act for EPA

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet has approved amendments to the Customs Act, to give effect to duty free access into Jamaica, a list of items contained in the CARIFORUM/European Community (EC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).“The Cabinet was advised that the EPA would enter into force upon completion of the legislative requirements and notification thereof by the CARIFORUM member states, and that for Jamaica, this required amendments to the Customs Act to allow for the reduction of the Common External Tariff (CET) on the list of items as per Appendix 1 of Annex 3 of the Agreement,” states a document, issued at the recent post-Cabinet press briefing.The document, issued by Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, states that the CARIFORUM/EC Agreement is a comprehensive document that spans a cross section of trade-related issues.“To give practical effect to the Agreement, provisions regarding rules of origin, technical barriers to trade, safeguard measures, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, antidumping measures, investment, trade in services and e-commerce, environment, public procurement, competition policy, innovation and intellectual property, among others, have been negotiated,” the document reads.In addition, Cabinet approved the issuing of the necessary drafting instructions to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, as well as notification to be given to the CARIFORUM/EC Secretariats and the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union, that the relevant internal measures were in place.“Cabinet also approved the inclusion, in the legislative programmes, of the pending amendments necessary to give full effect to the EPA,” the document notes. RelatedCabinet Approves Amendments to Customs Act for EPA RelatedCabinet Approves Amendments to Customs Act for EPA RelatedCabinet Approves Amendments to Customs Act for EPAcenter_img Advertisements Cabinet Approves Amendments to Customs Act for EPA ParliamentSeptember 25, 2009last_img read more

Vancouver woman hit and killed in driveway

first_imgVancouver woman hit and killed in drivewayPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Sunday, June 14, 2020in: Newsshare 0 Victim identified as 28-year-old Rachel Casper of VancouverA 28-year-old Vancouver woman was killed Saturday night when she was hit by an SUV in her own driveway. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Rachel Casper.On Saturday (June 13) at 7:30 p.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies and EMS personnel were dispatched to the 8300 block of NE 139th Street for a vehicle versus pedestrian collision.  The 9-1-1 caller at the residence that her daughter had been struck by a vehicle.  Upon arrival, first responders discovered the victim, later identified as Casper, was lying in the front yard of her residence, and had been struck by an eastbound Chevrolet Suburban.  The Suburban had crashed into a tree at the residence after striking Casper.  The driver of the SUV, identified as 25-year-old Allister Gollihugh, stayed at the scene.Despite rescue efforts, Casper  was declared deceased at the scene.  The CCSO Traffic Unit responded to the collision scene.  According to witness information, Casper and her father were preparing to walk to a neighbor’s house nearby.  Prior to leaving their driveway, the eastbound Suburban left the roadway, colliding first with a power pole, then striking Casper in the driveway of her residence.  The vehicle then collided with a large tree.Gollihugh was cooperative with investigators and was released later.  He showed no obvious signs of impairment.  The collision incident is under investigation by CCSO Traffic Detectives and Gollihugh was not issued any citations or charged at the scene.  Neither Gollihugh nor the victim’s father sustained injury.  Additional forensic evidence will be examined and processed, as well as an investigation into why the vehicle left the roadway. Gollihugh was listed as a resident of Keizer, Oregon.Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Motorcyclist killed in Orchards collision Next : Letter: ‘You can count on Karen (Bowerman) to always do what she promises and vote the way she says she will’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Student Groups Sponsor 'Spirit Shirt' Design Competition To Unite Campus Around Theme

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder student leaders are sponsoring a contest from March 5 through March 16 for a new “spirit shirt” design that would represent the university in all of its aspects – academics, athletics and co-curricular activities – and foster a greater sense of community on campus. Campus student organizations will promote the winning design, which will be printed on thousands of 2007-08 CU-Boulder spirit shirts. The fourth in a series that began in 2004-05, the 2007-08 spirit shirt is being sponsored by “Competing With Class,” a coalition of campus groups that includes the athletics department, the CU Bookstore and the student groups Shoulder to Shoulder, the Power of One and The Herd. Shoulder to Shoulder, which is devoted to fostering a sense of community on campus, sponsored all three of the previous spirit shirts. The Herd is an alumni association student organization and the Power of One is a student group that has formed around the idea, first proposed by CU-Boulder football coach Dan Hawkins, that individuals can make a difference in large organizations such as universities. One of the goals of the Power of One organization is to improve fan behavior at athletic events, among other objectives. Dustin Farivar, a student assistant in the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and chair of the Power of One, said the spirit shirt represents the idea of coalescing the campus around common themes involving unity, cooperation and making a difference. “This is not just about selling a T-shirt,” Farivar said. “We want to unite the campus and use the spirit shirt as a rallying point for all of the campus.” CU-Boulder students may submit design ideas for the spirit shirt contest by sending a file via e-mail to [email protected] or by submitting designs to the Office of Student Affairs in Regent Administrative Center, room 201. All submissions dropped off at Regent Hall should be labeled “Attention: Spirit Shirt Contest.” Themes of past T-shirts have included: Shoulder to Shoulder; Gold Rush, representing CU-Boulder’s black and gold colors; and Power of One. More information on themes can be obtained by e-mailing a request for information to [email protected] Shirts can be in full color and can include text and graphics. No designs will be accepted that promote alcohol, that have sexual connotations or that are derogatory in nature. The winner of the competition will receive a $250 gift certificate for the CU Bookstore, a framed copy of the printed shirt, a one-year membership to The Herd and will be recognized at the first home football game of the season. “Competing With Class” student leaders will single out the top five designs from all contest submissions by March 19 and choose a winner the same week. For more information, send an e-mail message to [email protected] Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 4, 2007 last_img read more

North Bay Business Journal Names Rack & Riddle Recipient of Best…

first_imgTwitter AdvertisementHEALDSBURG, Calif., August 27, 2014—Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, Northern California’s premier custom crush still and sparkling winemaking facility, announced today the North Bay Business Journal (NBBJ) has named Rack & Riddle a recipient of the 2014 North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award.The prestigious award is a competition recognizing top companies in the North Bay that are committed to retaining top talent, furthering employees’ careers and fostering innovation.“This acknowledgement is truly an honor,” said Rebecca Faust, Rack & Riddle’s co-owner. “Our employees have vaulted Rack & Riddle to its status as the leading custom crush company in Northern California in just seven short years.”Of the 88 companies honored, Rack & Riddle scored 4.66 out of 5 available points, ranking 22nd overall in the category of companies with 15 to 50 employees. Rack & Riddle stood out because not only does the company promote from within, but also more than 70 percent of its upper management are women or other minorities.A tight-knit group of 50-plus employees have helped Rack & Riddle achieve unprecedented growth since its founding in 2007—throughout a transition in the past year to two new facilities in Sonoma County, the company has grown more than 40 percent.“We are building a group of employees whose work ethic, loyalty and positive outlooks have directly resulted in our success,” said co-owner Bruce Lundquist. “Our employees are the fuel that powers the R&R engine—we are very lucky to have them.”Rack & Riddle places an emphasis on cultivating teamwork and open communication across its business units, supporting work-life balance with flexible schedules, and rewarding employees with merit-based promotions, yearly bonuses, and quarterly employee gatherings and birthday celebrations.­From Rack & Riddle’s start—as blueprints were drafted and ground broke for its first facility in Hopland in 2007—it was of utmost importance that Rack & Riddle was built with its client winemakers in mind. True to Rack & Riddle’s way of operating and treating each other as family, the initial team members were an integral part in the founding and design of Rack & Riddle’s winemaking facility. That tradition of teamwork, and placing value on each team member’s opinion, stands true today.In just nine months’ time over the past year, Rack & Riddle expanded its footprint to 120,000 square feet via its new locations in Alexander Valley and Healdsburg. Truly a combined effort, the successful transition and expansion involved the input and teamwork of employees at all levels.Rack & Riddle anticipates significant growth through its expansion and increased production capabilities. As a result of the Alexander Valley expansion, 15 new jobs were created at Rack & Riddle and additional new jobs are currently being created.Demand for Rack & Riddle’s services continues to grow. Production in 2011 increased from 700,000 cases a year to 850,000 cases the following year. In 2013, the company produced more than 1 million cases of wine on behalf of its winemaking clients. Rack & Riddle was founded in 2007 with just eight employees and today has over 50 employees.“Our successful transition was made possible by a team who truly enjoys and takes pride in their work,” said Faust. “We are excited to call Sonoma County our new headquarters, and we look forward to building a positive presence that gives back to the community.”ABOUT RACK & RIDDLE CUSTOM WINE SERVICES:With a recent expansion to two new locations in Sonoma County, Rack & Riddle is proudly committed to providing pristine facilities where winemakers craft both still and sparkling wines. Rack & Riddle offers complete grape-to-bottle, base-to-bottle, and shiner programs for private labels, and houses nearly 2 million gallons of stainless steel storage and fermentation vessels. An exceptional winemaking team produces over 1 million cases of wine annually. For more information, please visit www.rackandriddle.com.Advertisement TAGSRack & Riddle Share Facebook Linkedin Email ReddIt Pinterest Home Industry News Releases North Bay Business Journal Names Rack & Riddle Recipient of Best Places…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessNorth Bay Business Journal Names Rack & Riddle Recipient of Best Places to Work AwardBy Press Release – August 27, 2014 27 0 Previous articleAfternoon Brief, August 26Next articleAfternoon Brief, August 27 Press Releaselast_img read more

New names, new faces, new chapter for U.S. at Solheim Cup

first_imgGLENEAGLES, Scotland – Ladbrokes didn’t change the betting line for this week’s Solheim Cup with Tuesday’s news that yet another American star won’t be teeing it up in the matches. They aren’t listing it as the lambs against the wolves just yet. In fact, in what may be the week’s first upset, the Americans remained the favorites across all the prominent British bookmaking sites. With former world No. 1 Stacy Lewis withdrawing from the U.S. team because of back pain, Ally McDonald is stepping in as an alternate, giving the Americans another rookie in their ranks. That’s six now, meaning half of U.S. captain Juli Inkster’s team has never played in a Solheim Cup. That’s more “rookies” than the Americans have fielded since the inaugural matches in 1990, when everyone was a first-timer. Ladbrokes makes the Americans 8/15 favorites even though they’re playing on the road, in Scotland, the birthplace of golf, where the most star-studded American teams have never won a Solheim Cup. The United States is 0-2 here. “That’s why I’m surprised the Americans are such strong favorites,” said Laura Davies, the winningest European Solheim Cup player ever and a vice captain this week. Nine of Inkster’s 12 players have never played a Solheim Cup overseas. “I just think home soil outweighs most things,” Davies said. “We haven’t won away from home much, but we’ve done most of our winning on European soil, and that has such a huge bearing.” Golf Central Solheim Cup capsules: Meet Team USA BY Randall Mell  — September 10, 2019 at 7:02 AM Here’s a closer look at the U.S. Solheim Cup team that will compete Friday-Sunday at Gleneagles. The Solheim Cup was a “Who’s Who” of American women in golf when it was launched 29 years ago. This week, it’s more like: “Who the hell are these women?” For casual fans who don’t follow the LPGA week to week but like to tune in to see the patriotic nature of the biennial international team event, there are a lot of names they likely won’t know outside Lexi Thompson and Morgan Pressel, who built reputations outside golf’s niche, in history-making feats as teen phenoms. This American team isn’t loaded with a lot of proven winners. It’s the nature of today’s Asian-dominated game. Articles and videos from the 16th Solheim Cup Back in ’92, the American team going to Scotland for the first time combined to win 146 LPGA titles and 21 majors. The Americans that won in Iowa just two years ago combined to win 64 LPGA titles and 11 majors. This year’s Americans? They’ve won 25 LPGA titles and three majors. The Europeans don’t just have the “home-field advantage.” They have a lot more Solheim Cup experience. Golf Central Solheim Cup capsules: Meet Team Europe BY Randall Mell  — September 10, 2019 at 7:25 AM Here’s a closer look at the European Solheim Cup team that will compete Friday-Sunday at Gleneagles. European captain Catriona Matthew’s team has combined to win 59 Solheim Cup matches. The Americans have combined to win 24. “We are probably, definitely … the underdogs,” Inkster said when the American team was being finalized at the CP Women’s Open. “But we’ve got nothing to lose if we can go over there and give it our best shot and see what happens.” Yes, these Americans don’t have the star power other teams have had in the past, but Inkster likes what she sees with all of this youth. She likes what she sees possible. “I really like the makeup of my team,” Inkster said. “They may be unseasoned, but I think they’re seasoned. I think they can handle it.” Thompson, Pressel, Jessica Korda and her sister, Nelly, Danielle Kang and Lizette Salas form the nucleus of this year’s team. Marina Alex, Angel Yin, Megan Khang, Brittany Altomare, Annie Park and McDonald are still working to make their names, and this week’s a perfect stage for them to do that. “It’s a whole new team,” Inkster told European media last week. “I only have a couple who have played more than one Solheim Cup. So, I have a question mark on how they are going to respond to playing in Scotland, in front of those crowds. There’s a lot up in the air. The weather is such a huge factor in everything. It depends on how they handle it. “I think they have courage to do that. I love the spirit of my team. They’re quiet, but they are confident, and we’ll just have to see how it plays out. We could get creamed or we could make a match of it.” One thing seems certain: If the Americans follow their captain’s lead, they won’t be playing scared. Inkster isn’t worrying about her rookies this week, and she isn’t looking to protect them by making sure they’re paired with veterans. “They’ve got to grow up sometime,” Inkster said. “Everybody’s a rookie once. I just happen to have six of them. So, we’re just going to throw them out there.” Inkster won 31 LPGA titles and seven majors with that fearless attitude. Really, she says over and over, it’s golf. So, have fun with it. “We’re all excited to see how they do out there, because it’s a crapshoot,” Inkster said. “They could play great, or they could not play great. But it’s a team event, and we’re really excited to have them on our team and watch them play.”last_img read more

Ireland’s forestry strategy must be reassessed – Luke Ming Flanagan

first_imgA Midlands North West MEP says Ireland’s forestry strategy must be reassessed and redirected.Luke Ming Flanagan says for the first time ever, non-farmers and institutional investors are being given the same level of premium support as farmers.He claims there is a hidden agenda to promote the use of land in the West and North West for more afforestation in order to offset increased agriculture emissions from expansion in the dairy sector.Mr Flanagan says this is likely to lead to increased depopulation, and permanently alter the landscape of the region.He believes it’s a trend which must be challenged:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/mingdepop.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – January 27, 2018 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Ireland’s forestry strategy must be reassessed – Luke Ming Flanagancenter_img Facebook Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleRoad Design Office recommends stalling Logue’s Bridge workNext articleOmagh and Strabane district roads budget and pothole crisis discussed with Transport NI News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more