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Jeff Evans Performs “Amazement Magic Show” At the Olympia Timberland Library

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryEven if the sun hasn’t appeared for a solid week, magician Jeff Evans can always be counted on to lighten up your day. Evans will perform his Amazement Magic Show for children and families at the Olympia Timberland Library on Thursday, December 27 at 2 p.m.A just-for-fun program of magic tricks and stunts, the show is highly interactive and recommended for children ages five and up. It will take place in the library’s atrium, a cheerful, warmly lit space in the center of the library.The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library and is free of charge. The library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia. For more information, contact the library at (360) 352-0595 or visit read more

RBR’s Keller Honored for SOURCE Work

first_imgLITTLE SILVER – Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Suzanne Keller was recently honored by the Community Affairs and Resource Center (CARC) with its Partner in Youth Development Award for her work as the school’s SOURCE coordinator.The SOURCE is RBR’s school-based youth services program that provides students with a range of services from quality mental health counseling to learning support initiatives. CARC, formerly the Hispanic Affairs & Resource Center, is a nonprofit social services organization operating in Asbury Park, Freehold and Red Bank.Keller, a Manalapan resident, joined the SOURCE in 2006 as a clinician after obtaining her master’s in social work following a successful career in marketing. In 2010 she was promoted to the SOURCE coordinator where she utilizes her unique skill set. She is responsible for maintaining the SOURCE’s state grants and overseeing all special programs. She also maintains relationships within the community, including government agencies and area churches where she helps coordinate other programs such as SAT prep and student college visitations. She has expanded RBR’s reach in the community by organizing a community advisory board that includes more than 40 different agencies and community businesses. Her continued community outreach has introduced new programs to the school such as TOP (Teen Outreach Program), a character-building program in affiliation with Central Jersey Family Heath Consortium.A major component of her job has been perennial fundraising for several foundations. Under The SOURCE Foundation, she organizes and runs several signature events. She enables RBR’s Latino students to achieve their dream of college by administering and fundraising for the Latino Scholarship Foundation. She also sits on a community mentor board to help RBR scholarship students succeed in college.Keller’s fundraising and management expertise was invaluable this year as RBR experienced unprecedented tragedies with the unrelated sudden deaths of two senior students and the displacement of 70 RBR families and faculty during Super Storm Sandy. She set up foundations and raised funds to cover the funeral costs for the students’ families and established ongoing scholarships in the students’ memories. She also continues to raise funds and maintains a list of matching community donations and family needs for those still trying to piece their lives together from the horrific storm damage.With all her business responsibilities, Keller continues her close connection to the students. She maintains her own counseling task load, accompanies students on field trips and sometimes even drives them to school to ensure their attendance. She is guided by the sign above her desk stating, “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”last_img read more

Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed for Raritan Bay

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaThe Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company is proposing a $1 billion expansion of its natural gas distribution system between southeastern Pennsylvania and New York City, including laying a pipeline to parallel an existing one under most of Raritan Bay and into the Atlantic Ocean off Sandy Hook.The Raritan Bay portion would run about 14 miles from the Morgan section of Sayreville to just off the tip of Sandy Hook, where the new line would continue for about 8 miles under the ocean to an existing 3-mile connector to New York City at the Rockaways.“New York City is consuming more (natural) gas,” said Chris Stockton, a spokesman for Williams, the Oklahoma-based parent of Transcontinental (Transco). “They’ve adopted clean air mandates.”This means a conversion to what proponents say is cleaner-for-the-environment natural gas, rather than fuel oils.“Most people don’t realize this infrastructure is underground,” Stockton said.But coastal environmentalists have expressed their opposition, saying renewable energy should be on the plate and raising concerns about the pipeline’s effect on the ecosystem.“Why do we need another pipeline, especially one that’s going through Raritan Bay? We’re not going to see the gas (in New Jersey),” said Jamie Zaccaria, outreach coordinator for the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club environmental group.“It’s a lot of money, time, effort on something you don’t need,” said Joe Reynolds, co-chair of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council. “I don’t see any plan or drawings New Jersey’s going to get any of this natural gas.“We should be transitioning to renewable energy, not fossil fuels,” Reynolds said. “Why is New Jersey slave to fossil fuels?”Fran Donnelly, left, and Joe Reynolds, both co-chairs of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council, attend an information forum on a proposed natural gas pipeline crossing Raritan Bay.The environmentalists attended a gas company information session Wednesday, June 22, in Old Bridge.The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, as the proposal is known, is “early in the process,” Stockton said. In May, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) OK’d a pre-application, opening up to comments by the agency and public on the proposal.Transco is in the process of conducting various surveys – engineering, environmental and community – for the project. It expects to formally apply to FERC in March.FERC would then conduct a public hearing process. If Transco gets approval, construction is to start sometime in the second half of 2018, with gas being delivered on the line in the winter of 2019-2020.The 26-inch-diameter, steel pipeline, carrying 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, would be buried 4 feet under the bay or ocean bed in general areas and 8 feet below the assigned maintenance depth of shipping channels.In the Two River area, the line would generally run about 3 to 5 miles offshore, but less than 1 mile off the tip of Sandy Hook. It would run parallel by 25 feet from an existing line, also carrying about 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, in place since the late 1960s.The Sierra Club supports renewable energy, such as offshore windmills.“New Jersey has the potential for an incredible amount of wind power,” Zaccaria said.“How many times do you have to say no to these lines?” Reynolds said.Reached after the meeting, Andrea Leshak, staff attorney for the New York-New Jersey Baykeeper, reiterated the concern about using fossil fuel, rather than renewable energy.“We’re concerned putting in another pipeline would continue our reliance on fossil fuels,” Leshak said. “We think we should be heading toward more renewable (energy).”Leshak also raised concerns about how pipeline construction would disrupt the ecosystem – clam grounds, for example – and recreational fishing and boating. Also, Leshak said, there is a concern for a break or a leak in a pipeline.The public attends an information forum in Old Bridge on a proposed natural gas pipeline across Raritan Bay.“There’s a lot of talk about overbuilding pipelines,” Leshak said.But Stockton said pipelines are running at 100 percent capacity, showing there is a need for growth.Information on the project is available from Transco at 866-455-9103 or 866-254-4106, or,The public can comment to Kimberly D. Bose, secretary, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE, Room 1A, Washington, D.C., 20426, or through the FERC website, Information is available at 202-502-8258 or has about 500 miles of natural gas line in New Jersey, or about half of the natural gas lines in the state. In the United States, Williams has about 10,000 miles of natural gas line, through which it sends about 10.9 billion cubic feet of gas per day.last_img read more

Oral Tracey: We cannot handle success

first_imgThe Caribbean people and the Jamaican people, in particular, must be among the most talented, most creative and most resilient people in the entire world. On the few occasions when we have managed to put our collective energies together, we have been unstoppable. We seem, however, to have some serious and crippling flaws in our character, which make it most challenging for us to actually unite consistently for any meaningful cause. One such cause, West Indies cricket, has long been a victim of this debilitating fractiousness. The recent and ongoing controversy raging across the region – ironically ignited by the recent success of the regional cricket teams – the direction the rhetoric is going, poignantly highlights some of these fundamental flaws. The term ‘crab in a barrel’ has often been used to describe people who tend to pull down the progressive ones in their midst instead of supporting and encouraging their success. That is exactly what’s been playing out since the recent success of the West Indies team – in the glorious moments when the Caribbean people should be enjoying the unprecedented success of our Under-19 team, our women’s T20 team and our men’s T20 team all simultaneously boasting the status of world champions. Instead of celebrating and appreciating these rare and precious moments, the rhetoric has been toxic and the energies concentrated in the cause of tearing down the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and getting rid of its Jamaican president, Mr Dave Cameron. It is nothing short of ironic that the catalyst for this ongoing bickering was indeed our success. The incessant calls for the blood of Cameron in the instant of the region’s most successful on-field run in close to three decades, I think, merits some in-depth sociological and anthropological research. So many among us seem so willing to subscribe to the fickle notion that winning these world titles was achieved in spite of the administrators, and not because of them, implying therefore that now is as good a time as any to launch the ‘anti-WICB attacks’. Pettiness, maliciousness It would be understandable if this attitude emanated from some lofty and noble pursuit of a higher standard of consistency of excellence from our players and administrators, but the inherent pettiness and tone of maliciousness in the attacks, specifically against the board president, implies a complex and inexplicable personal dislike which defies rational discourse. In what is supposed to be one of our proudest moments, we have degenerated to our divisive worst. Not long ago, I was way down the wicket, in terms of my personal resignation to the fatal demise of West Indies cricket as an institution, after repeatedly witnessing and living the embarrassment of some stinging recent defeats in Tests and one-day internationals. Then came T20 and the near-immediate compatibility of this new format with the natural athleticism, pace and power of the average Caribbean cricketer. Flames of hope were rekindled when the West Indies went on to win the world T20 in 2012. Then came the men’s team and then the women’s team of 2016 and the historic double, as the flames were now fully ablaze. But just for a fleeting moment. Instead of gratitude and satisfaction, bickering has become the order of the day with past and current players leading the way, with the proverbial angry mob behind them. Misinformation and half-truths have permeated the air, as personal agendas have taken charge. Lost in the quagmire is another potentially inspirational and motivational gem, transformed instead into another opportunity to self-destruct. Despite the obvious redemptive value of T20 to the region’s cricket, we appear destined to drop the catch, as apparently we cannot handle success.last_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 7

first_imgWith the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Torrential rains couldn’t stop the NCAA this week that even the oft-postponed triple-header finally pushed through on Friday.And after it’s said and done, we are left with only two games to wrap up the first round on Tuesday, with last year’s Final Four teams wrapping up their first round assignments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? 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Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 stealsLast Week: N/AAfter missing last week’s list, the pacesetter for the MVP plum returned with a bang.Against cellar-dweller Mapua, the Pirates followed the lead of CJ Perez, with him not only getting it done in the offense but also anchoring the team’s choking defense.His performance was so steady that even the team’s third stringers got a piece of the action en route to their dominant 97-74 blowout victory.Perez, though, acknowledges that the season is just getting started and the rest of the league will be out to deal Lyceum its first defeat come the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ Levi Dela Cruz – G, Arellano Chiefs24 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AWith Kent Salado taking a back seat on offense, Levi dela Cruz took the baton and ran with it as he set a career-high performance to help Arellano nab the 87-81 win over St. Benilde.The 22-year-old transferee has come out of Salado’s shadows to emerge as the key component in helping the Chiefs break out of their four-game losing slump.If dela Cruz continues this tear, we may just be seeing the start of a possible second coming of Arellano’s lethal guard combo of the past.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers19 points (4/13 3PT), 3 reboundsLast Week: N/A How rude could Tey Teodoro be?He even went to San Sebastian to remind everybody why he’s one of the deadliest snipers in the league, silencing the home crowd with his three-pointers from the parking lot to help JRU secure the 73-62 victory and extend its winning run to three straight games.But echoing coach Vergel Meneses, he needs more consistent performance from Teodoro like this one if the Heavy Bombers want to make a late run to the Final Four in the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ Lervin Flores – F, Arellano Chiefs14 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocksLast Week: N/ASurprising as it was, Lervin Flores makes his first appearance in this list for the season thanks to his steady contributions for Arellano in its skid-busting conquest over St. Benilde.The veteran forward has finally shown what he’s capable of, commanding the Chiefs’ defense after a woeful start this season.Coach Jerry Codiñera’s offense will always revolve around Salado, but Flores’ efforts must always be there if last year’s runner-up wants to make it to the semifinals in the long run.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas14 points, 20 rebounds, 1 assists, 4 blocksLast Week: 3Perpetual may have went on a two-game losing slide to end the first round, but Prince Eze’s contributions shouldn’t be discarded.The Nigerian remains as a force to be reckoned with down low, keeping the Altas in the game despite losing in the end to EAC. 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Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ Sidney Onwubere – F, EAC Generals21 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AWithout Hamadou Laminou to bank on, coach Ariel Sison has made it clear that EAC must double, if not triple, its effort if it wants to progress to the Final Four.And one of the measures he did was to squeeze out all the minutes Sidney Onwubere could give him.On Friday, the Fil-Nigerian forward showed that he’s more than ready to the task, leading the Generals to a gutsy 61-57 win over Perpetual to finish the first round and show why he has to be included in the discussions for the MVP plum.As daunting as the task may be, Onwubere may have to live with the reality that he’s going to need to give everything he has if EAC wants to make it to the last dance.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Eze, however, could not carry the load alone as coach Jimwell Gican needs to challenge his locals, especially Gab Dagangon and GJ Ylagan, to come to Perpetual’s aid if it wants to churn out a late drive in the second round.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ Jayson David – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags18 points (5/8 3PT), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/ACoach Egay Macaraya’s secret weapon is a secret no more.Jayson David finally lived up to the hype of his mentor, going bonkers from beyond the arc despite San Sebastian losing to JRU.What better way for him to explode than on his home floor, where he stepped up for the undermanned Golden Stags, which sorely missed the presence of leader Michael Calisaan.David, though, has to prove that he’s not a one-game wonder as he needs to sustain this showing once San Sebastian springs back to action in the second round. MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

PH duel vs China ‘just another game’ for debuting Clarkson

first_imgNational team head coach Yeng Guiao, right, assistant Caloy Garcia, center, and guard Jordan Clarkson during practice. Musong R. Castillo/INQUIRERJAKARTA—For someone whom Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao described as one that “could break down any defense at will,” Jordan Clarkson looked so passive offensively in practice Sunday afternoon he bordered on being boring.Guiao, though, in the very short time that he has handled the Cleveland star in the NBA, knows exactly what Clarkson is up to.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I want to use him in a way that can make the team better,” Guiao told the Inquirer. “With the attention that he is getting here, counting the international media, we can be sure that all defenses will be trying to shut him down.“And that’s where his teammates should step up to help him,” Guiao went on. “You saw how he can pass the ball. With his skill set, he could definitely find the open man once he’s in trouble (with the defense).”But given an endgame scenario, when the clock is winding down and the Philippines having the ball with a chance to win it with one shot, Guiao was asked whom will he go to for the final play.“Of course we all know what we’re going to do,” Guiao said with a wide smile. “We’ll give the ball to Asi (Taulava) behind the three-point line.”He then went off and made his way to the bus, chuckling like a little kid before looking back and saying: “Like I said, JC (Clarkson) can break down any defense in the last six or seven seconds (of the game clock).”Guiao didn’t need to say that he was kidding about Taulava.RELATED VIDEO Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms NLEX blasts NorthPort for 2-0 start Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ And it’s because of Clarkson.“It’s just another game,” Clarkson told the Inquirer before boarding the team bus back to the Athletes Village. “I’m excited to play, yeah. But, you know, I’ll just treat it like any other game, play the best that I can play and help the team win.”Clarkson has become the toast of these Games, as reports have reached Philippine Team coaching staff and management of brisk ticket sales among local fans wanting to get a glimpse of the 26-year-old half-Filipino in action.“He really is different,” Guiao said of Clarkson. “He’s special. I have never coached anyone with the talent and athleticism that he has. And I am truly honored to be the first (Filipino) to coach an active NBA player.”Guiao reiterated that Clarkson will not be a one-man wrecking crew for Gilas against the Chinese—or whomever the Filipinos will play afterwards.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “It seems as if he’s trying to gauge his teammates,” Guiao told Filipino scribes who were in Day 4 of the Clarkson watch, as Gilas practiced for two solid hours in preparation for a mammoth contest with tournament favorite China happening Tuesday afternoon.“You can see him passing more often than taking a shot because he’s trying to find out who among his teammates could be the most reliable in game situations,” Guiao explained after the full-throttle practice at Plaza Festival gym here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“But if you look at him closely, kayang-kaya niya itong level of basketball dito (he can easily dominate the level of basketball here),” Guiao said.Gilas slugs it out with China at 4 p.m. (5 p.m. in Manila) on Tuesday at GBK’s Basketball Hall, and though the Philippines is listed as the great underdog against the Great Wall, Guiao and the rest of his gang are exuding some confidence. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

Starlets to return to camp Thursday

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Starlets players during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 – National women’s football team Harambee Starlets will return to camp at the Kasarani Stadium on Thursday after the Ministry of Sports promised to fund the camp and pay players’ allowances.In a statement this evening, FKF say they have received an assurance from the ministry that the players’ allowances and camp expenses will be catered for ahead of next month’s two-legged Olympic qualifier against Zambia. “Additionally, the CS has also assured the federation that budgetary requests regarding the team’s upcoming fixtures against Zambia will be met,”“In light of the aforementioned, the federation wishes to thank the Cabinet Secretary for Sports for her timely intervention, this even as preparations for the team to report to camp begins in earnest,” a statement from the Federation on Wednesday evening stated.The Federation had on Wednesday withdrawn the team from residential camp due to what it termed as lack of funds.Mwendwa accompanied by his Secretary General Barry Otieno and vice president Doris Petra had camped at the ministry headquarters on Thursday evening in a bid to get funding for the team ahead of the Olympic qualifiers after allegedly failing to get responses on previous communication.Sports CS Amina Mohammed with Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa and head of delegation Muriithi Nabea when she visited the team at their training complex in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThey could not meet the CS Amina Mohammed nor her PS Kirimi Kaberia as the former was attending another function while the latter is said to be out of the country.At the same time, the Federation says it has received Sh3.9mn from the government but Mwendwa has told Capital Sport this is part of the Sh17mn budgetary allocation for the July African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Tanzania.“This is only a bit of what we had asked for and is going to go into clearing some of the debts that we still have. We are working on something also for the girls and they will have to play,” Mwendwa stated.The Federation was engaged in a war of words with the ministry on Wednesday and in particular the PS Kaberia whom they accused of not supporting the Federation despite their full disclosure and accountability of all funds they have received.0Shares0000(Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Plenty to catch besides lobster at 3-day fest

first_imgBy Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER Next weekend, Ports O’ Call Village will be overflowing with crustaceans during the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. The three-day annual event will feature games, dressed-up pets, musical acts, pirates and, of course, plenty of seafood. Festival Producer Jim Hall believes that, more than lobster, the event is about promoting San Pedro. “We’ll start to put San Pedro on the map as a happening place to go hear music and have fun,” he said. “San Pedro is a town that works hard and plays hard.” The event raises money for Harbor Interfaith Services, the Chamber of Commerce, San Pedro Rotary Club and a variety of nonprofit organizations. Over 25,000 lobster meals will be served, Hall said. The most popular meal is the 1 pound steamed lobster for $17. Hall is proud that they are able to offer the same price as last year. “Unlike the rest of the world, Lobster Fest is still a bargain,” he said. The festival features Maine lobster, as Pacific lobster is not in season during the fall. There is even a lobster breakfast on Friday morning, which will feature the Red Hat Lady lobster-hat competition and raise money for the Chamber of Commerce. Other seafood and non-seafood meals will be available as well. “It’s the kind of food you’d want to find at a festival that you don’t eat at home,” Hall joked. There will be plenty of refreshments, and Bacardi will be in attendance to premiere its new mojito and pomegranate mojito drinks. Entertaining this year’s festivalgoers will be 16 bands playing rock, and some blues, music. “They’re on their way to big-time stardom,” Hall said of this year’s acts. The bands include Duress, The Binges, The Valley Dolls, Common Sense, Eagle and Talon, Great Northern, Scissors for Lefty, Bodies of Water and Ambrosia. “I’m really excited,” Hall said. “I haven’t heard rock and roll like this since the ’60s.” The Lobster Fest Web site,, features audio clips of many of the performers. Other attractions includes games, craft vendors, rides, kids activities with pirates and the now world-famous LobsterDog Pet Parade. The parade, which features dozens of dogs dressed like sea creatures, was the subject of German and Korean documentaries and was shown on the cheerful chef Rachael Ray’s daytime talk show in July. “It’s the story of Bob the Lobster Dog, who saved the fleet by barking when the lighthouse was out,” Hall explained. “It’s kind of corny but very creative and a fun event.” Held on Saturday at noon, the parade will raise money for Peninsula Dog Parks, Inc., the nonprofit organization that worked to establish the off-leash dog park on top of Knoll Hill. Though there are many other lobster festivals in the area, Hall believes the Port of Los Angeles event stands out because of its uniqueness and value. “We’re more affordable, we’re larger and there’s more family events going on,” he said. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgPictured are this year’s winners of the 20th Donegal Business Awards from left to right, Olivia Finney, The Counter (Best Business Start-Up and winner of Overall Donegal Business of the Year), Joe Bonnar Metal Crafts (Best Established Business) and John McNamara, of Get Brain Fit (Best New Business Idea). John Bradley and John McNamara of Get Brain Fit will now go on to represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards’ Final in Dublin.Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has announced the winners of the 20th Donegal Business Awards.The winners of Best New Business Idea are John Bradley and John McNamara, of Get Brain Fit, an empowering online brain training service which gives the brain a daily workout via quality content and stimulation. Get Brain Fit will now go on to represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards’ Final in Dublin.The winner of Best Established Business is Joe Bonnar Metal Crafts Ltd. Established in 1993, the business is one of the country’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of bespoke decorative craft metal work in a variety of metals for interior and exterior use. Winners of Best Start Up Business are Richard and Olivia Finney for their business, The Counter, which began as a wine shop franchise, until they diversified into an independent wine and artisan food shop, with the addition of a coffee shop and food offering last year.The winners in each category received a prize of €1,500, while the overall winners of ‘Donegal Business of the Year’, Richard and Olivia Finney from The Counter, received a prize of €2,500.Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at the LEO congratulated each of the finalists and winners on a fantastic achievement.Pictured at the 20th Donegal Business Awards from left to right are: Padraig O’Ceidigh, Olivia and Richard Finney, The Counter (winners of Best Business Start-Up and Overall Donegal Business of the Year), Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council and Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Donegal LEO.“This is the 20th year of the Donegal Business Awards and we’re delighted to have built such a strong platform to allow businesses in Donegal showcase the excellent work they are doing. These awards are about recognising the wealth of talent that exists in this county and, year-on-year our finalists and winners are evidence of the exemplary quality of entrepreneurship and hard work happening throughout Donegal. Judging by the passion shown by our 2016 finalists and winners, we can safely say that the future of business in Donegal is in safe hands.” As part of Donegal Business Week, all finalists attended a boot camp with serial entrepreneur, Padraig O’Ceidigh.He said “We had a brilliant morning with each of the finalists and I would like to congratulate them, as well as the overall winners. I’d also like to say a special thanks to Michael, Ursula and all the team at Donegal’s LEO on a great day. These awards are an excellent opportunity for businesses to shine a light on their success, while networking with and learning from other businesses in the county. I was very impressed with the level of passion and commitment from the finalists and have no doubt that their innovation and energy will continue to drive business forward in Donegal.’Those nominated in the various categories for the Business Awards.The Donegal Business Awards marked the culmination of a very successful Donegal Business Week, which brought a host of national and international speakers to the county to engage with local businesses. These included Alastair Dobson, A Taste of Arran, nutritionist Paula Mee, fitness expert, Pat Divilly, marketing expert, Geoff Ramm and serial entrepreneur, Padraig O’Ceidigh.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020For more information visit or call LEO on 074 91 60735WINNERS OF DONEGAL’S 20TH BUSINESS AWARDS ANNOUNCED was last modified: March 15th, 2016 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:Donegal Business AwardsLEOlast_img read more


first_imgRory Kavanagh was immense for St Eunan’s in their Donegal SFC victory over Four Masters at Mac Cumhaill Park.St Eunan’s have sent out a real message of intent following their excellent Donegal SFC quarter-final victory over Four Masters at Mac Cumhaills Park this evening.St Eunan’s were utterly ruthless throughout, and disposed of the challenge of Four Masters with ease.Maxi Curran’s side have shown they’re genuine contenders to win the Donegal SFC outright and they’ll take some stopping on the evidence of this showing. Four Masters are an excellent side, and they have a hugely talented and experienced squad.However, they’ll be desperately disappointed with their performance, and the fact they just didn’t give a good account of themselves.In truth, they never turned up and St Eunan’s exploited that and delivered an assured, clinical and impressive performance to book their place in the semi-finals.St Eunan’s got off to a great start and raced into an early lead thanks to points from Conall Dunne, Conor Gibbons and well-taken goal from Rory Carr. Gibbons then added a trio of scores, before Rory Kavanagh got in on the act to make it 1-06 to 0-00 as the clock ticked towards half-time.Four Masters finally scored their first point in the 29th minute from a free by Michael Doherty, he added another in first-half stoppage time before Connie Doherty blew for the half-time whistle.Remarkably with blanket defences all the rage in this year’s Donegal SFC, all of St Eunan’s scores in the first-half were from play.Half-time score St Eunan’s 1-06 Four Masters 0-02There was then some unsavoury scenes, as a melee broke out at the end of the half which lasted for a couple of minutes. There was disgraceful scenes as players traded punches and kicks during the mass brawl.It was finally resolved and two players were issued with yellow cards.St Eunan’s maintained their dominance in the second-half with Rory Kavanagh, Gibbons and Donnacha Gallagher all adding scores.Four Masters responded through Michael Doherty from a couple of placed balls, but they never really threatened St Eunan’s. They were heavy reliant on Michael Doherty who scored six of their seven points, (five from frees) Sean O’Kennedy got their other score from play.St Eunan’s capitalized on a Paul Durcan error in injury-time and that score only added to the woe for Four Masters.On the basis of this evidence 2012 champions St Eunan’s will be hard to be stopped again this year.Final score St Eunan’s 2-10 Four Masters 0-07DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL REPORT: CLINICAL ST EUNAN’S DISPOSE OF FOUR MASTERS WITH EASE was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCfour mastersGAAnewsSportSt Eunanslast_img read more