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Lidl bringing ladies gaelic Future Stars day to Letterkenny

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first_imgSOME of the country’s top ladies gaelic footballers will be in Letterkenny next month for a Future Stars day.The Lidl Future Stars Event will be at St Eunan’s GAA Club on Saturday, July 7 with rising football stars from across the North West taking part.The lucky winners will get to practice the skills of the game alongside their LGFA heroes. Nominees must be aged 8-12, and a guardian must be available to attend. Nominations are open until Sunday 17th June 2018.There are two ways to enter:1. Online through the Lidl Facebook Page2. Post a nomination form in your local Lidl store. Winners will be notified before Wednesday 27.06.2018.More information is available here: https://www.lidl.ie/en/future-stars.htm  Lidl bringing ladies gaelic Future Stars day to Letterkenny was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by John2Share 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:donegalLadies GaelicletterkennyLGFALidl Future Starslast_img read more

A new book supports the notion that Africa is truly open for global business

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first_imgMuch has been said and written about the African Renaissance, especially since the 50th anniversary of the African Union in 2013.  The conversation has also been driven by the subject of Pan-Africanism and the key concept of an African Renaissance and what it means for the future economic prospects of this exciting continent.There is no doubt that Africa’s economic renaissance continues apace, with global investors entering the continent to optimise the current dynamic emerging environment.  The continent is the second fastest growing in the world and the only one with a young population that can form an active labour force for multinational companies.At a time in which many global economies are floundering or experiencing both political or economic turmoil, Africa has demonstrated robust economic growth; its companies are performing competitively and are making an impact in the global marketplace, and its internal investors are confidently embracing an economically diverse future.  Africa is also home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies.      It is ranked second out of 10 regions globally in terms of foreign direct investment attractiveness.   Africa is also where human development levels have grown most rapidly. Of the twenty countries recording the highest rises in the Human Development Index (HDI) since 2000, fourteen are in Africa.  This is also reflected in the significant progress many African countries have made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and their targets.The region is more interconnected globally than ever before through trade, investment, migration, mobile phones, and information and communications technologies.Between 1992 and 2011, for example, China’s trade with sub-Saharan Africa rose from US$1 billion to more than $140 billion. Complementing that, over the past decade, nearly half of the financing for infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa was provided by governments and regional funds from elsewhere in the South.  All of this development points to the potential of this African Economic Renaissance and sends a clear message that the continent is well and truly open for business.This vibrant message is reinforced by a new book on the subject that has just been written by South African author and renowned television commentator and business speaker, Victor Kgomoeswana, entitled ‘Africa is Open for Business – Ten Years of Game-Changing Headlines’.The book is a collection of well researched and expertly written essays about Africa, all of which reflect the socio-economic diversity of the continent.  Written from an unashamedly Afro-optimism perspective, the key departure point for each essay is Africa’s incredible potential as a highly competitive and exciting global business and investment centre, filled with opportunity and on the cusp of fulfilling its economic potential.  The continent’s markets offer huge population numbers, representing exciting sales potential for new global or regional products and services entering the market.  Yet the book does not minimise the challenges and the risks associated with doing business in emerging and developing economies on the African continent.  Instead, it looks to remind readers that the current and future economic development potential of this exciting part of the world represents a real upside, and that the returns on offer to those looking to take the leap of faith and make the investment, far outweigh the risks and any potential downside.The book contains 50 highly individual essays, each one written in a highly engaging and accessible style, examining the economic potential of key African countries, while looking at what differentiates them from a unique business perspective.  From the successful diversification of the Nigerian economy, the Agricultural Revolution and the phenomenon of Uranium mining in Malawi, to the construction boom in Angola, and the global coffee revolution’s impact on redefining the economies of Africa’s coffee producing nations such as Ethiopia and Rwanda – each country has a unique story to tell and one that will resonate with readers, no matter where they live or hail from on the African continent. Beneath what is ostensibly a business review of our Continent, is the subtext of a narrative on our Continent by a man who has not only walked the places he writes about, but quite clearly has come to appreciate them dearly at a  personal level.The book also profiles some of the business success stories, both large and small, that have successfully helped to raise the profile of key African countries, and indeed the continent as a whole, on the world’s business stage.  From the rise of mobile telephony and the exponential growth of mobile brands in Africa, to the fibre-optic revolution that is currently taking place and providing connectivity between African marketplaces and the rest of the world, to the growing tourism market and the interest from the world’s big hotel and leisure companies and niche local hotel and leisure brands that are making their mark.It also interestingly looks at the continent’s business leaders, innovators and brave entrepreneurs who are driving those business and economic successes, examining what makes them tick and uniquely, how their African approach to business defines them in the global marketplace.  More importantly perhaps, it also looks at the contribution these individuals and businesses have made to building the African business success story as a whole, reflecting on their individual achievements over the past few years, and blazing a trail for others to follow in the future.More holistically, the book distils the megatrends of the economic and business landscape in Africa over the past decade.  It also examines the impact of South Africa’s critically important membership of the BRICS grouping of nations and its role in raising awareness, stimulating interest, and generating new investment into the continent, and the impact that has had in making Africa an investment destination of choice.The author has undoubtedly identified a growing interest on the part of the global investment and development community in what Africa has to offer, both in terms of natural resources, but also from an expanding trade, new markets, and human talent development perspective.  As the world’s economic and geopolitical landscape continues to change and face real, ongoing challenges, Africa’s growing accessibility and its undoubted economic potential, represent exciting opportunities for global and regional business interests to take advantage of and to get involved in the continent’s future success story.The foreword for the book, written by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, contains the following:  “I am confident that this book has a place in the economic reawakening of Africa.  Among those still in doubt, the book’s accessible and humorous style should encourage enthusiasm about the continent. Further, this book will lend a voice to those who have been championing the cause of the continent without an authoritative and current guide. For those simply looking for an anecdotal explanation of where Africa is headed, this book is a good companion. For African leaders, this book is both a celebration of what has been achieved, and a reminder of how much opportunity there still is.”Ultimately, the book ‘Africa is Open for Business – Ten Years of Game-Changing Headlines’ is a must-read for anyone interested in Africa’s Renaissance and its status as a continent to be reckoned with in the future.  It successfully reinforces the message that organizations such as my own, Brand South Africa, together with others working tirelessly to promote and raise the profile of both South Africa and the continent as a whole in the global marketplace, are sending – that Africa is indeed ready and open for business.  The African Renaissance is a reality, and South Africa is part of the success story and this strong message that is finding resonance with key decision-makers, influencers, and opinion-formers around the world.Matola is CEO of Brand South Africalast_img read more

Bill Gates Details Last Moments With Steve Jobs: We Grew Up Together [Video]

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first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#bill gates#Microsoft#Steve Jobs Bill Gates was the subject of last night’s 60 Minutes and he and host Charlie Rose touched on a wide array of topics, primarily the billionaire’s humanitarian efforts under the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While the focus may have been on life after Microsoft, the interview also included emotional recollections from Gates as he recalled the last time he saw longtime rival Steve Jobs alive in May of 2011. He recalls Jobs being very forward-looking, focusing both on heavy subjects like where technology had failed education as well as personal ones, like finishing his 260-foot yacht Venus despite the somber realization from both he and Gates that it was unlikely he would ever set foot on the finished vessel. When asked, as he often is, what he think Jobs was better at, Gates immediately responds, “His sense of design, that everything had to fit an aesthetic…it shows that design can lead you in a good direction and phenomenal products came out it.”Watch the unaired footage from the interview below:  Related Posts nick stattcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

It’s How You Say It

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first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You might say, “We need to be profitable. We need a win-win deal.” As much as I agree with the statement, it isn’t what you say as much as how you say it. You might be better off saying, “We want to make sure you achieve the outcomes we’ve discussed up to this point, and we don’t want you to invest more or less than you need to. Can I go back over the investments we are going to make to ensure you achieve your goals?”When your prospect rejects your request for a meeting, the words you speak maybe, “I promise I won’t take a lot of your time.” In that statement, you have conceded that you don’t believe what you want to share is worth your dream client’s time, providing them with an easy “no.” Better might be, “What I have to share with you is valuable, even if you never do business with us. I promise I won’t waste one minute of your time, and you will find it valuable.” This addresses the prospect’s real concern.Salespeople have been known to speak poorly of their competitors. I have heard them say, “There is no way they are profitable at their pricing, and that isn’t a sustainable business model.” And yet, they have been in business for decades and show no signs of extinction. There is a better way (and one I wrote about in Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition): “We know them well. We have friends there. They do good work, but we have wildly different ideas about the business model. Can I share with you what makes us different?”Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchBecause sales is conversations and commitments, one should work very hard at choosing words that make those conversations valuable and useful, earning the right to go from conversation to conversation by linking together the commitments necessary to go from target to close (as found in The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales).last_img read more

WATCH: Kobe Bryant trolls Jalen Rose in ESPN commercial

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first_imgMOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV The “Black Mamba” once again took part in a hilarious video for ESPN, but this time at the expense of analyst and former adversary Jalen Rose.As seen in the 40-second clip, Rose bumps into  the Los Angeles Laker legend inside a restaurant and they casually exchange pleasantries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe former Michigan product then addressed his earlier remarks to Bryant, when he jokingly suggested that he should be included in Kobe’s  future statue in front of Staples Center.Attn: @JeanieBuss & @Lakers“I’ll pay for the @kobebryant statue if I’m the one guarding him.” – @JalenRose pic.twitter.com/ieNdOkr4UP— Jalen & Jacoby (@JalenandJacoby) July 19, 2016ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Cebu City gov’t rallies behind embattled marathoner Tabal RELATED STORIES: WATCH: Shaq, Kobe reunite in hilarious video for NBA 2K18WATCH: Jalen Rose waves ‘walis tambo’ prior to Dubs’ sweep of Spurs Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games By the looks of it, Kobe Bryant seems to be enjoying his retirement from basketball way too much.ADVERTISEMENT “You know I don’t pay attention to that stuff,” Bryant responded.But in true Kobe fashion, he casually reminded him about the night he dropped 81 points against  Rose and the Toronto Raptors in 2006.When asked by a waiter how many olives he wanted in his drink, Bryant sarcastically said, “81.”Rose was left speechless and could only respond with a deadpan expression worthy of a thousand internet memes.The pair, meanwhile, has had plenty of battles throughout their careers, perhaps non bigger that their 2001 NBA Finals clash when Rose was still a member of the Indiana Pacers. The Lakers went on to win the series in five games.ESPN followed up the hilarious video with another one, showing an “illustration” of Kobe’s future statue.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudslast_img read more

Wrestling referee Virender Malik suspended for alleged sexual assault

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first_imgInternational wrestling referee Virender Malik has been suspended by the Wrestling Federation of IndiaTwo days after his arrest in Glasgow, International wrestling referee Virender Malik has been suspended by the Wrestling Federation of India with immediate effect for alleged sexual assault. Shame at CWG.Shame at CWG The reports suggest that Virender Malik has been arrested for alleged sexual assault while Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary Rajiv Mehta was also arrested for alleged drunken driving.Also Read: IOA officials held for drunken driving, sexual assault in Glasgow According to a Scotland Yard spokeswoman, a 49-year-old man was arrested following reports of alleged drunken driving in City Centre of Glasgow on August 2nd. And on the same day, a 45-year-old man was arrested following reports of an alleged sexual assault in the west of Glasgow.It was also established that both Mehta and Malik were not part of the Indian contingent but went to Glasgow in their respective official capacities. Mehta was an invitee of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and presented medals to winners. Malik had officiated in the wrestling competitions in the Commonwealth Games.The reports published in Asian Lite, a London newspaper, suggested that Mehta was allegedly driving without a licence at Glasgow city centre and was above the legal alcohol limit and Malik was allegedly involved in sexual assault in a hotel in the west of Glasgow.The Indian High Commission in London, in a statement on Sunday, said they are closely monitoring the case.”We have learnt about the detention of two members of the Commonwealth games contingent (sic) by the local (Glasgow) police. Our consulate in Edinburgh has deputed an official to Glasgow to keep in close touch with the police authorities to ascertain full factual details of the case. We are also close in touch with the team,” the High Commission said in a statement.advertisementIOA president N Ramachandran said it was unfair to jump to any early conclusion.last_img read more

Used to winning in high school, Jennifer Nieva left frustrated as NU continues to fall

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first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MANILA, Philippines—Having won four straight titles in high school, losing is new to Jennifer Nierva.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ With National University at nearly the bottom with a 2-7 record in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament,  Nierva couldn’t help but become emotional especially when defending champion De La Salle swept her team 25-20, 25-18, 25-10 Wednesday.“I never felt this in high school that we were losing this much and we have this kind of standing,” said Nierva, who played for Nazareth School of National University, in Filipino. “The team’s shorthanded right now and it’s really hard for me because I’m used to winning, that we’re performing in a high level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I have a different standard every time I play.”Nierva together with Ivy Lacsina, Princess Robles, and Joyme Cagande made up the core of those NU high school teams that had their way in the UAAP for almost half a decade, but it’s been a different story once they moved up to the collegiate level. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES Compounding their misery is the absence of Cagande, the team’s setter, after suffering a knee injury in their first game of the season.Nierva, who had 18 excellent digs and 23 successful receptions, said she just wants what’s best for the team and when the opposite happens she can’t help but be frustrated.“Every time I play, I always want what’s best for the team and every time I can’t see that I become disappointed at myself because I know I can do better,” said Nierva. “That’s why I became emotional earlier, I think I was disappointed at myself during the game.”“I know I could’ve given more and we could’ve had a better outcome during the game.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Caitlin Viray breaks out of her shell to give Tigresses a boost Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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