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Lofa Feeder Roads in Good Shape, But…

first_imgSeveral feeder roads (farm-to-market) rehabilitated through the joint partnership of the Liberia-Swedish Feeder Roads Projects (LSFRP) are still in good shape in five of the administrative districts of Lofa County.During a visit to three of the five districts, it was observed that various categories of farmers were transporting their produce to markets in the county.However, the challenge, according to famers, is the lack of commercial vehicles to transport produce to the nearest markets in the county.The second foremost challenge, according to the farmers, is that most of the people are without money due to the economic damage of the Ebola outbreak in the county.Thirdly, they said, a majority of the commercial vehicles are in poor condition.“It is commendable that the Liberian government and support partners have addressed the issue of feeder roads in here,” several farmers interviewed said.In the newly established Quardu Boni administrative and electoral district, residents appealed for improvement in the transportation sector. “We are cocoa, coffee and peanut farmers and access to improved transportation will reduce the cost of our products,” Jomandy Mamadee Dukuly asserted.Farmer Dukuly pointed out that the rehabilitated feeder roads in the district will improve their access to nearby markets. “It is poor transportation that gives us a hard time,” Mr. Dukuly declared.  Dukuly commended the Liberian government and partners for the feeder road rehabilitation in the district that will ease, to some extent, their transportation problems.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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Pensioner dies in Corriverton fire

first_imgAn early morning fire on Wednesday at Scottsburg Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) has left one person dead and five others homeless.Dead is 85-year-old Stanley Brown of Scottsburg, Corriverton.Stanley Brown and his granddaughter Faydeha King (Miss Earth Guyana 2019) in happier timesBrown, an amputee, was trapped in the upper flat of a two-storey house while his wife, 77-year-old Maurvette Brown, had to jump through a window from the upper flat to escape the flames. The couple’s daughter, Carol Melville, along with her husband and two children – ages 11 and 18 — are also now homeless.The Browns lived on the upper flat while the Melvilles lived on the lower flat of the house.The couple had been married for 56 years.Initial investigation revealed that the fire started in Stanley Brown’s bedroom then spread to his wife’s room.Maurvette told Guyana Times that she heard her husband calling her but she could not get into his room because it was padlocked.Stanley was attacked by bandits several years ago and since then, he kept several padlocks on both the front and back doors of the upper flat. He also kept his room padlocked when he went to bed. All of the windows were also barred, except one which was in Maurvette’s bedroom.The burnt two-storey buildingMaurvette said that after she was alerted about the fire, she could not get to her husband’s bedroom through the door.She said that she begged him to get her the keys but he could not find them at the time. The pensioner explained that she had to break through the wall separating the two rooms in order to get to her husband, who was in danger. She said that by the time she got into the room it was filled with thick smoke.“I throw the water but it couldn’t do anything,” she explained.According to the visibly shaken woman, she was then forced to start taking evasive actions.In an attempt to get Stanley away from the flames, she took him into her room; however, because of the flames, she had to jump to safety but her husband was unable to do the same. His remains were later found in the building.“The heat was too much,” the elderly woman recalled. Having jumped 14 feet to safety, she was taken to the Skeldon Hospital, where she was treated.Meanwhile, 18-year-old Tyreese Smith said he heard his grandfather calling his grandmother and attempted to make his way upstairs but the doors were locked.The teen said that his mother had left a few moments before for a trip to Georgetown while his father had gone to work.“After my mother left, I was on my phone playing because I couldn’t go back to sleep, and then I hear my grandfather calling for my grandmother, ‘Maurvette,’ so, I want to know why he calling for her so early and that I hear my grandmother shouting and I get up and run upstairs and asked them what going on and I try to open the door,” the teen said.He recalled hearing his grandmother shouting for the keys.“So, I run downstairs and go to the back door and then I see the fire coming through the window. I start kicking the door but I could not get it open,” the teen said.He said two neighbours rushed to their assistance, but they too were unsuccessful in getting the door open.“Because the door get so much of locks it not opening and by the time other people come the house was already in a big flame so nobody could not do anything,” he revealed.Meanwhile, as the fire spread throughout the building, neighbours formed a bucket brigade and began socking another house nearby.A unit from the Corriverton Fire Station arrived about 15 minutes after the fire started.It is believed that a lighted candle caused the fire. Reports are at the time of the blaze there was a power outage in the area and Stanley may have lit a candle.Brown was a boiler operator at the Skeldon Sugar Estate.His body is currently at Bailey’s Funeral Home of Number 4 Village, West Coast Berbice awaiting a post-mortem examination.Persons who may wish to get in contact with the family can contact them on telephone number (592) 673-5597.last_img read more

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Clear Waters, Survival Group of Companies, Rubis and Steve’s Jewellery on board with…

first_imgThe Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) has officially launched the Guyana Softball Cup 8, set to be played 28 under floodlights in Georgetown and on the East Coast of Demerara from October 26th to 28.Deemed one of the biggest softball tournaments in the world, the tournament is being touted to be bigger than the Orlando Cup, the Fort Lauderhill Cup, the New York Cup and the Canadian Cup.The tournament will feature teams from New York and Florida, Guyana and Canada.The registration fee for competing in the Open category will remain at US$400, with the prize money set at US$4000; while the cost for registration to compete in the Masters (Over-45 and Over-50) is set at US$700. The prize moneys for the Masters’ categories are yet to be determined.Clear Waters, Rubis Gas, the Survival Group of Companies and Steve’s Jewellery are all set to continue their commitment to sponsorship of this tournament.Over the years, the sponsors have been integral in making this tournament the great sporting event that it is. Speaking with Guyana Times Sport, a representative of Clear Waters said, “For eight years now, we have been on board (in sponsoring this tournament), and we are more than happy to be on board. It is a great pleasure to work with the Organising Committee of the Guyana Cup. It has paid dividends for us as an initiative, and we can commit to having a future with this organisation”.Steve’s Jewellery would also be presenting the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the three categories of the tournament with brand new gold and diamond pendants made of the finest Guyanese gold and diamonds; and the Survival Group of Companies would also be giving three lucky couples a chance to win a trip to Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls.Some of the sponsors on board thus far are ANSA McAL under its Lucozade, Stag and iCool Water brands; Mike’s Pharmacy; Rubis Guyana; Trophy Stall; Survival Group of Companies; A and R Jewanram Printery; Rohan Auto Spares; Steve’s Jewellery; Ramchand’s Auto Spares; Clear Waters; Busta; WJ Enterprise, and Nand Persaud & Company Limited. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more

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Dow average passes 13,000

first_imgproducts remains strong. The department also reported that sales of new homes rebounded slightly in March. About two-thirds of U.S. companies so far have reported earnings that were in line with or higher than analyst expectations, said Jim Herrick, director of equity trading at Baird & Co. “We’ve had pockets of companies report better earnings, and in light of the Fed not appearing to raise rates anytime soon, that bodes well for the market,” said Herrick, referring to the Federal Reserve. “Going forward, the market’s going to be data-driven. The market’s going to focus on economic data to get a hint about what the Fed will do in the latter half of the year.” Wednesday’s advance gained even more momentum from the Fed’s assessment that economic growth seemed moderate in much of the country. Inflation appeared tame, according to the Fed’s Beige Book, which describes economic conditions in regions around the country and arrives two weeks before the central bank’s next meeting. Investors have been encouraged by stable earnings growth, which shows U.S. companies are faring well despite a slow economy. A large reason why corporate growth has held up is strength in international sales; PepsiCo Inc., for one, said Wednesday its overall profit rose 16 percent, despite a drop in operating profit at its North America unit. Also giving exporters an advantage, the dollar is trading near historical lows versus the euro. The 13-nation currency rose as high as $1.3664 Wednesday. “International sales are a huge part of S&P 500 revenues, and this lower dollar makes these companies more competitive,” said Scott Wren, equity strategist for A.G. Edwards & Sons. He said analysts estimate 30 percent to 40 percent of sales at S&P 500 companies come from outside the United States. The biggest gainer among the 30 Dow industrials was Alcoa Inc. The aluminum producer said Wednesday it is considering selling its packaging and consumer businesses, which account for about 10 percent of annual revenue. Alcoa rose $1.81, or 5.3 percent, to $35.76. 3M Corp., the sole decliner in the Dow, slipped 3 cents to $76.97 ahead of its earnings report Thursday. The technology-dominated Nasdaq was lifted by Amazon.com, which reported late Tuesday that its first-quarter profit more than doubled, besting analyst estimates. The Web retailer also boosted its revenue forecast for the year, reassuring investors that technology companies have the potential to keep posting profits. Amazon rose $12.06, or 27 percent, to $56.81. The nearly 111-year-old Dow was the first of the major indexes to recover from the stock market’s prolonged slump in the early part of the decade. The S&P 500 has yet to reach its closing peak of 1,527.46, set in March 2000, and no one expects the Nasdaq to equal its record of 5,048.62, also reached in March 2000, anytime soon. Wednesday’s run-up helped buoy the major indexes gains for the year, sending the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq each up about 5 percent. The Dow’s latest achievement did not come without setbacks and volatility – the index lost 416 points in a single session on Feb. 27 amid fears that the U.S. economy would fall into recession and that China’s economy would slow as well. Wall Street has since had periodic shudders over signs that inflation might be getting out of hand – a trend that would lead the Fed to resume interest rate hikes – and over data showing weakness in the housing market. Just two weeks ago, the Dow fell nearly 90 points after minutes from the last Fed meeting showed the central bank’s level of concern about inflation. Inflation could re-emerge as an obstacle to the stock market’s uptrend if energy costs keep surging. On Wednesday, crude oil futures settled up $1.26 to $65.64 per barrel and gasoline futures rose to 8 1/2 month highs on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after the Energy Department reported a decline in U.S. gasoline inventories. Bonds fell after the positive economic data and amid the advance in stocks. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 4.65 percent from 4.62 percent late Tuesday. Gold prices rose. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by more than 2 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange, where consolidated volume came to 3.17 billion shares, just ahead of Tuesday’s 3.11 billion shares. Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei stock average fell 1.24 percent. Britain’s FTSE 100 closed up 0.50 percent, Germany’s DAX index gained 1.00 percent, and France’s CAC-40 added 1.04 percent. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It looks like cause for celebration: The Dow Jones industrial average surged from 12,000 to 13,000 in just six months. But appearances can be deceiving, and there may be more reason to worry than rejoice about Wall Street’s latest accomplishment. Stronger-than-expected profits from several large companies helped push the stock market to historical heights. But many big corporations, including the Dow components, made a chunk of that money overseas, where economies are growing faster than in the United States. And many of the same worries that weighed on investors earlier in the year remain: rising energy costs, a slumping housing market and a possible credit crunch. Still, the stock market’s best-known indicator swept past its latest milestone shortly after trading began Wednesday, and even made it past 13,100, rising as high as 13,107.45. The Dow, which has risen in 18 of the past 20 sessions and gained more than 780 points in that time, closed at 13,089.89, up 135.95, or 1.05 percent. It was the Dow’s 35th record close since the start of October. The broader market shared in the rally. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 15.01, or 1.01 percent, to 1,495.42, after reaching 1,496.59, a six-and-a-half-year high. The technology-dominated Nasdaq composite index advanced 23.35, or 0.92 percent, to 2,547.89, after hitting a six-year high of 2,551.39. And the Russell 2000 index, which reflects the performance of smaller companies, inched past a record close set earlier this month, rising 5.71, or 0.69 percent, to 832.07. It took the Dow just 129 trading days, since Oct. 18, to make the trek from 12,000 to 13,000, far less than the 7 1/2 years the blue chips took to go from 11,000 to 12,000. The swiftness of this latest trip does recall the days of the dot-com boom when the major indexes were soaring and it took the Dow a mere 24 days to barrel from 10,000 to 11,000. The Dow climbed to a record this time as many of the country’s biggest companies surpassed analysts’ first-quarter earnings projections. Among those beating forecasts and advancing Wednesday: soft-drink maker PepsiCo Inc., materials manufacturer Corning Inc. and Dow component Boeing Co. Wall Street got an additional lift from the Commerce Department’s report of an increase in durable goods orders, which reassured investors that demand for U.S. last_img read more

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Premier League booming in stable football market

first_img0Shares0000“While the Premier League is the clear market leader, we expect to see continued growth and interest across Europe’s (football) leagues in the years to come,” said Tim Bridge, a director in the Sports Business Group © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 7 – The Premier League delivered its “most impressive results” ever in a European football market worth a record 25.5 billion euros — reflecting a new era of financial stability, analysts Deloitte said on Thursday.The big five European leagues generated 14.7 billion ($17.3 billion) revenue in 2016/17, a nine percent increase from the previous year, with the Premier League 86 percent bigger than its nearest competitor, Spain’s La Liga. The 92 Premier League and Football League clubs generated a record £5.5 billion ($7.4 billion) and it is now more than five years since an English football club entered insolvency proceedings, reflecting better financial discipline and the positive impact of regulation, Deloitte said.Roar Power – Annual Review of Football Finance 2018, from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said new broadcasting arrangements in England, Spain and France had had a major impact on revenue growth.“The financial position of European football appears healthier than it has been for a long time, reflecting the global popularity of the game, the professionalism of leading clubs and the strength of the regulatory environment in which they operate,” said Tim Bridge, a director in the Sports Business Group.“While the Premier League is the clear market leader, we expect to see continued growth and interest across Europe’s leagues in the years to come.”With a new broadcast cycle starting in 2016/17 for the Premier League, the 20 clubs generated record revenues of £4.5 billion, 25 percent higher than in the previous season.Deloitte said that in previous years, any increase in revenue would have been expected to lead to a proportional increase in wages but in an era of regulatory controls, clear market leadership and stronger financial self-discipline, wage costs rose only nine percent to £2.5 billion.While this is still a record high, the Premier League’s wages/revenue ratio fell to just 55 percent, its lowest level since 1997/98 (52 percent).No Premier League club reported an operating loss, the first time that this has ever happened.“The financial results of the class of 2016/17 are the most impressive we have ever seen,” said Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group.“Just a decade ago, 60 percent of Premier League clubs were making an operating loss whereas in the 2016/17 season, all clubs were profitable. In addition, and for the first time ever, Premier League clubs’ revenues have grown at a faster rate than wages over a 10-year period.”He said slowing income from the sale of domestic TV rights after rampant inflation in recent years was not a cause for concern.“The fact that the Premier League has once again shown its resilience and strength by retaining the vast majority of its audience and value has provided market-leading financial security to clubs for at least the next four years, providing they are not relegated,” said Jones.“Indeed, once the sales process for the remaining international rights is completed, we expect the league will have delivered overall increases in television revenue.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chapa Dimba star Ochieng joins W.Stima

first_img0Shares0000Alhyl’s Yusuf Mohammed (R) tackles Manyatta United’s Benson Ochieng (L) in the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom boys finals at Kinoru stadium in Meru.NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – Kenyan Premier League club Western Stima FC has signed Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star player Benson Ochieng on a two-year deal.Ochieng, who steered his Kisumu based side Manyatta United to winning the national title in Meru, becomes the second Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom player to be signed by Western Stima, joining his team-mate Ibrahim Ochieng. “We have already featured Benson in some of our pre-season games and going by his style of play, you can think he is already a seasoned KPL player. He is very disciplined, eager and quick to learn. I look to slowly continue involving him in the team’s games as he is still a young player. Just like his fellow playmate Ibrahim, I believe that they will go far,” Western Stima head coach Salim Babu confirmed.Both players were part of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-star team that attended a training program in Spain organised by Safaricom in partnership with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and La Liga.Elsewhere, Austin Wahongo another Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom star who played for Manyatta United has been signed up by National Super League Team Coast Stima FC as they prepare to wage a spirited battle to join the Kenya Premier League.“Osto” as he is popularly known was scouted during Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National finals where he played for Manyatta United as an attacked midfielder. He played an instrumental role in ensuring his team carried the trophy.In what has been a good week for former Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom players, the tournament’s season one Most Valuable Player, David Majak who plays for Tusker FC was recently awarded the Young Player of the Year Award in the recently concluded LG Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) 2019 Awards.0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool star James Milner apologises for Southampton penalty miss

first_img Liverpool star James Milner prepares to take his penalty against Southampton 1 Liverpool midfielder James Milner apologised to his team-mates after his penalty miss against Southampton cost Jurgen Klopp’s side victory and left their Champions League hopes out of their hands.Fraser Forster had a word in his England team-mate’s ear before saving the spot-kick midway through the second half of the 0-0 Premier League draw at Anfield, but Milner insisted that had not played a part and took responsibility for the dropped points.“I’ve been around long enough not to let that worry me,” he told Sky Sports.“I did what I wanted to do – obviously it was not good enough on this occasion.“Fraser’s a good ‘keeper. I can’t do any more than hold my hands up and apologise to the boys.“They’re a tough team to break down. The pitch was a bit sticky at times so it was hard to move it as fast as we like. We didn’t play as well as we would have liked. Again, we have to take responsibility for that.“With these games, we knew what we had to do and we haven’t done it. But you can’t create more chances than have a penalty – ultimately that was the big chance and it wasn’t taken.“There are two games left – we have to go and win them and see if that’s good enough.”last_img read more

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HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED FOR COLGAN HERITAGE WEEKEND IN CARNDONAGH

first_imgWhat promises to be a great weekend of information, education and fun takes place in Carndonagh between June 24th and June 26th when the Colgan Heritage Weekend is held.The theme of the event is a very topical one at the moment – Emigration – Past and PresentKevin Myers, Irish Historian, Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster will open this year’s heritage event in the Colgan Hall with a very comprehensive talk at 8pm. The well-known Irish Independent journalist’s talk will be preceded by prize giving for local school children’s work at 7pm.An added attraction will be well known local harpist, Maeve Ward who will play some Irish renditions on the harp.Explore InishowenThere will be a display of records, research and memorabilia centered on the theme of emigration on Saturday, 11am to 5pm, rooms 1 and 2, Colgan Hall. Entitled – Explore Inishowen- this exhibition promises to be a wealth of information on local emigration.Children’s arts and crafts, school essay work will also be on view.The committee are delighted to announce that Keith Smith research historian at the Micheal O Clerigh Institute, UCD will give an informative lecture.A noted historian and researcher, Keith has done exhaustive research into the St Anthony’s College in Louvain. We are fortunate to have Keith give a lecture on the era of Carndonagh’s famous friar, John Colgan. Keith’s talk will take place on Saturday at 2pm.We have pleasure in welcoming back local historian and author Sean Mc Cool who now resides in Gweedore. Sean will give an interesting paper on local place names. Sean’s talk will take place on Saturday at 3.15pm.We are also pleased to announce that John Ward, Malin Head, founder of Headland New Media will give a paper on how technology can be harnessed to develop tourism and heritage. John’s talk will take place on Saturday at 4.30pmArt ExhibitionThere will be an two day exhibition of artwork in the Silver Birch Art Gallery, Malin Road, Carndonagh, by outstanding and popular Carndonagh artist Sharon Mc Daid. The theme of the exhibition is – A Place I Know, Portraits of Inishowen-.The openingof the exhibition will be on the Saturday at 12.30pmHeritage WalksWe are delighted to announce that there will be two heritage walks this year with local historian Dessie Mc Callion. Dessie, an enthusiast of local history, has a wealth of knowledge of the locality. The walk on Saturday will be to the Meentiaghs area.Group meeting at the Colgan Hall at 9.30am The walk on Sunday will be to the Mass Rock. Group meeting on Sunday at the Donagh Cross at 4pm.Genealogy WorkshopsThe committee are pleased to announce that the Genealogy Group from Clonmany will be giving information on research which they have conducted on emigration from Inishowen to North America, UK and Australia. They will also advice on tracing the family tree in the Wesley Hall 12pm – 5pm on Saturday 25th June. Note this is the only event that will not take place in the Colgan Hall For more information contact Jennifer Doherty 074 93 78917DanceThere will be a dance in the Colgan Hall on the Saturday at 10pm. Music will be provided by ‘The Phoenix Showband’. This event will recall the ‘Big Night’ before the emigrant’s departure. Admission €10.Book ExhibitionAt 2pm on Sunday there will be a antiquarian and modern book exhibition by Christine, of the Carndonagh Book Shop and David Faughnan, Universal Books, Letterkenny.There will also be readings from various historical works by Sean Beattie and Teish DohertyBook LaunchOne of the main attractions on Sunday 26th June, will be a book launch by Irish/American writer Eva Doherty Gremmert who will launch her book on the family history of the O Dohertys and their pioneering emigration story in the New World.This will take place at 2.30pm on Sunday. The committee are pleased to welcome research historian Professor Paul Mc Kevitt, University of Ulster, who will give a short talk on the O Dohertys of Inishowen and enforced emigration in the 17th century prior to the book launch.ConcertThe weekend will conclude with a concert on Sunday 26th at 8pm. This will be a musical extravaganza of music and song. There will be an abundance of local talent on display who promise to uplift and entertain.The very busy and energetic committee are putting the finishing touches to the packed programme. The weekend promises to be a feast of local history and entertainment and there is something of interest for everyone visitors and locals alike.EndsHUGE CROWDS EXPECTED FOR COLGAN HERITAGE WEEKEND IN CARNDONAGH was last modified: June 15th, 2011 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:Colgan Heritage Weekendlast_img read more

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JUDGE SLAMS GARDAI FOR RELEASING DONEGAL BURGLARY SUSPECT ON BAIL

first_imgA district court judge has slammed gardaí for releasing on bail a man arrested on suspicion of theft four times inside a month.Martin Conroy of Hawthorn Heights, Letterkenny failed to appear before Castlebar District Court in Mayo last Friday.The Donegal man was due to appear in relation to charges of theft in Castlebar on four dates between August 24 and September 22. Garda Fergal O’Gara told the court that he arrested Conroy at 12.10am on September 22 in relation to a burglary at Carolan’s Butchers on Davitts Terrace in Castlebar and that he was released on his own bail.Judge Mary Devins questioned why a man who was involved in four similar incidents in four weeks was released on bail, stating it was not in the ‘public interest’. She also said that he lived just ten minutes from Derry.Superintendent Joe Doherty said the decision to release on bail was not Garda O’Gara’s and said that there should have been a special court.The court heard that Conroy visits family in Castlebar on a regular basis and stays in the town a number of nights every week.JUDGE SLAMS GARDAI FOR RELEASING DONEGAL BURGLARY SUSPECT ON BAIL was last modified: October 5th, 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:CASTLEBAR DISTRICT COURTLETETRKENNYMARTIN CONROYlast_img read more

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DRAGON’S DEN STAR TO SWOOP INTO LETTERKENNY!

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber is delighted to host the event with Peter Casey, star of Dragon’s Den and MD of Claddagh Resources the company he founded in 1995 in Atlanta.Peter Casey is all set to inspire an audience next Thursday in the next of Letterkenny Chamber’s “An Audience with” series.Claddagh Resources is now a global recruitment and search business that places high level executives with some of the world’s largest and most influential consulting and IT firms. Claddagh currently operates from six locations worldwide including their European base outside Buncrana in Donegal. Peter himself works personally with some of the most influential thought leaders in his client portfolio to personally advise them on selecting and recruiting highly motivated executives.Peter who was born and brought up in Derry City moved to Australia after university where he founded a series of successful executive search and business support companies.Over his career, Peter has established successful businesses in three different continents.The successful businessman lives in Atlanta with his wife Helen and their five children and he divides his time between there, his family home in Derry and the Claddagh headquarters outside Buncrana. He travels extensively, working with a portfolio of blue chip clients worldwide. Since 2009 Peter has invested in commercial, residential and agricultural property in Ireland. In 2013 Peter was selected as one of the new Dragons on the hit RTE series The Dragons Den. Peter invested in three entrepreneurs and has been working with them to help them develop and grow their business.He found meeting with the Junior Dragons particularly inspiring and he believes the younger generation offers Ireland a bright future.Outside of work he enjoys a game of golf and is part of a network of influential Irish Americans. Peter has a very strong personal interest in the value of education in empowering people to achieve their potential. His approach to business is simple. He likes to invest in people.John Watson, President of Letterkenny Chamber says “In this series of events so far we have been inspired by Sir Gerry Robinson and Jim McGuinness who have told their success and failure stories to enthralled audiences. Peter Casey’s approach may be different again but his deep interest in people will bring a whole new dimension to this conversation. Peter’s story covers continents, successes and failures, travel and home and this is a fantastic opportunity to hear him.“We also hope to have Connor & Ronan McGarvey of Donegal Pens with us on the night. These boys have clearly inspired the Dragons and peter in particular. Business people like Peter and indeed these young men will we hope inspire others to enter into business in years to come. “The event will be structured as a conversation and will be as interactive as possible.”Toni Forrester from Letterkenny Chamber said “ We are delighted that we have been able to secure peter for this event. He is a very busy man and it’s a privilege to bring this event to Letterkenny.“We are also delighted to be working with the Clanree on this event who are supporting us with sponsorship. We believe this event will appeal to business owners, employees, management teams and leaders from all types of organisations and also provides an excellent opportunity to network with other businesses.”Bookings are already coming in for this popular event that takes place on Thursday 23rd May at 7pm in The Clanree Hotel. The cost is just €15 per person. DRAGON’S DEN STAR TO SWOOP INTO LETTERKENNY! was last modified: May 14th, 2013 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:Dragon’s DenPeter Caseylast_img read more

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