Young entrepreneurs mean business as Donegal IBYE finalists

first_imgFourteen of Donegal’s brightest young entrepreneurs will be working on fine-tuning their business plans and rehearsing their pitches as they get set for the finals of the local stage of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) next month.The Donegal competition had 56 entries this year and, having come through the initial selection process on the basis of the potential demonstrated in their ideas and businesses, the local finalists were in Gartan last week for an intensive three-day business bootcamp.The Donegal finalists in this year’s Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition pictured at Gartan recently with mentor Thomas Cullen and with Local Enterprise Office staff Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Brenda Hegarty, Assistant Head of Enterprise; Eve Anne McCarron Business Advisor and Grace Korbel, Assistant Business Advisor.The 14 finalists come from across the county and have a diverse range of business ideas. They are:Lorraine Gallagher – CarrigartRakesh Kumar -Donegal TownHithesh Shaji – StranorlarPaul McLaughlin – CarndonaghPeter Reynolds – LetterkennyKealan McLaughlin – LetterkennyLaura Bonner – MovilleAidan Friel – KerrykeelPhilip Graham – LetterkennyMartin O’Reilly – BallybofeyBarry Walsh – BallyliffinFiona Murphy – LetterkennySiobhan Boyle – LetterkennyCatriona McGinley – Kilcar The finalists will compete now in the Donegal finals on 2nd May, not just for a share of the €50,000 prize fund in Donegal, but also to compete at the Regional Finals to be held in Leitrim in June.Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, says IBYE has been hugely popular among the county’s brightest young entrepreneurs over the past few years.“We have found over the years that participants were delighted with the training and assistance they had received from being part of the competition. Indeed, many said they felt like winners irrespective of who actually took the various titles,” Mr Tunney said.According to Mr. Tunney the business bootcamp will have helped this year’s finalists fine tune their business plans, learn new enterprise skills and avail of the highest quality one to one mentoring and business coaching. “The feedback year on year from businesses who have taken part in IBYE, has been that the training and advice they received has been invaluable and has helped them immensely with their business goals and ambitions.“All 14 of this year’s finalists demonstrated great energy and commitment over the weekend. The insight and learning they will have picked up at the bootcamp will help them immensely on their journey as entrepreneurs beyond the competition,” Mr Tunney said.The finalists will undergo more intensive mentoring over the coming weeks ahead of a presentation of their businesses to a judging panel.The winners will then be announced at a special ceremony in Letterkenny on May 2nd.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. For information about the supports and services on offer from Local Enterprise Office, Donegal call 07491 60735Young entrepreneurs mean business as Donegal IBYE finalists was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ibyeIreland’s Best Young EntrepreneurLEO< Donegallast_img read more

Five questions for Broncos beat writer on Raiders matchup

first_imgALAMEDA — Checking in with Ryan O’Halloran, who covers the Broncos for the Denver Post: 1) Vic Fangio has long been one of the NFL’s most respected assistant coaches. Did his first training camp and exhibition season give any clues as to his style as a head coach?Like most new coaches, his approach hit the right notes with the players. The Broncos were the first team to report for training camp because of their participation in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 1, but Fangio handled the long …last_img read more

A cultural melting pot

first_imgYou’ll find a whole range of restaurants serving anything from hamburgers to sushi, but our specialities include Cape Malay cuisines.You’ll find traditional Cape Malay restaurants or workshops on Cape Malay cooking offered by tour operators like the Coffeebeans Routes during your stay in South Africa. (Image: Coffeebeans Routes)Brand South Africa reporterSouth Africa is triply blessed. A long and varied coastline supplies us with an astonishing amount and variety of seafood; our fertile soils and wonderful climate work together to produce an enormous range of agricultural products; and our chequered history has endowed us with a population with such diverse cultural backgrounds that fusion is hardly anything new here.Of course, you will find a whole range of restaurants serving anything from hamburgers to sushi, but let’s concentrate on our specialities.Our seafood is legendary, and is best sampled at one of the West Coast’s open air restaurants – not much more than simple shelters on the beach. As well as mussels, fish stew, grilled fish and lobster, you may be offered pickled fish – a well-loved dish which you’ll also find in some traditional Cape Malay restaurants.Other Malay specialities include fruity, spicy but not overpowering curries, smoorsnoek (a fish dish not unlike kedgeree), koeksisters (a sweet, syrupy treat), bobotie (a spicy mince dish), and some Indian specialities, such as rotis and samosas, with a local twist.But our cuisine truly is multicultural, and nowhere is this more apparent than at a typical South African braai (barbecue). Now braais are assumed to be the domain of the Afrikaner male, but the reality is not nearly so simple.Yes, there is an awesome amount of meat, most notably the very Afrikaner boerewors (a spicy, fatty sausage), but there will almost certainly be sosaties too. This is a lightly curried meat kebab, not unlike an Indonesian satay, which was brought to this country by the Malays hundreds of years ago.And of course, no braai is complete without pap en sous, which is the staple diet of most of Africa. It’s a grits-like maize porridge, cooked up stiff, and served with a relish of vegetables, usually tomato and onion at a braai, or wild spinach (merogo or imifino) in a traditional African environment.You’ll get the opportunity to try this at most cultural villages, or at one of the many African restaurants which are scattered all over the country.And, of course, all this food has got to be washed down with something. South Africans are great beer drinkers, and no braai is complete without the brown liquid. More worth trying, though, is the thick, low-alcohol, nutritious traditional African beer, brewed from maize or sorghum.But nothing can beat a good wine from the Cape – a notable wine-growing region for over 300 years.Find out more:South African wineSouth African cuisineSource: South African TourismWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Comfort Problems Related to Radiation

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Our homes include insulation to reduce heat flow through floors, walls, and ceilings. Some parts of our homes’ thermal envelopes (for example, insulated ceilings) are well insulated and have a high R-value; other parts (like windows) have a much lower R-value. But during the winter, as long as we have an adequate heating system that keeps the indoor air temperature at 72°F, we should be comfortable — right?Not quite. Even when the air temperature is held to a steady 72°F, occupants can be cold during the winter — especially if they are standing or sitting next to a large window. Why windows give us a chill Someone who sits next to a window on a cold night might say, “I feel a chill. I think this window is drafty.”That person might be right. If the window has bad weatherstripping, outdoor air might be leaking around the sash, creating a cold draft.There’s another possibility, however: the cold window pane is probably cooling the interior air near the window glass. As that air gets colder, it also gets denser, so it falls to the floor. The falling cold air pulls warmer air near the ceiling toward the glass — air which is cooled in turn. A convective loop is set up, and people sitting nearby might accurately note that they feel a slight breeze — even if the window isn’t letting any outdoor air leak in.There’s a third way that windows can give us a chill, and it has to do with radiative heat transfer. The surfaces in a room emit longwave radiation: that is to say, they radiate heat. People also emit longwave radiation. If I am sitting near a hot wood stove, the stove is emitting more… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Apollo Hospitals to manage NMMT’s multispeciality hospital in Gujarat

first_imgLarsen & Toubro chairman A.M. Naik has roped in Apollo Hospitals Group to manage and operate a proposed multispeciality hospital to be set up at Navsari, Gujarat, by Nirali Memorial Medical Trust (NMMT), a public charitable trust.An agreement to this effect was signed in Mumbai on Saturday by Mr. Naik and Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.Named after Nirali, granddaughter of Mr. Naik who died of cancer when she was two, NMMT was set up to help needy patients without access to quality medical treatment.Mr. Naik said, “We owe a lot to the society we live in and are indebted to give back to people. It is the endeavour of Nirali Memorial Medical Trust to provide best-in-class secondary and tertiary medical care facilities to rural and underprivileged social groups. The setting up of the multispecialty hospital is a momentous step in the direction of extending affordable healthcare to all. We are delighted to have reputed healthcare group Apollo Hospitals joining this mission at Navasari in South Gujarat.”NMMT will build the infrastructure, install the medical equipment and appoint qualified doctors and paramedical staff to run the hospital while Apollo Hospitals Group will offer their medical expertise and facilitate operations and maintenance of the hospital.Dr. Reddy said, “Since our inception 35 years ago, the resolute mission of Apollo Hospitals has been to make an international standard of healthcare accessible to every individual. Since then, every endeavour has been a focused step towards fulfilling our mission. Apollo Hospitals is honoured to support Mr. Naik’s noble efforts in setting up a multi-specialty hospital in Navasari, which will offer succour to the people in the region by facilitating early detection of disease and timely intervention, thereby saving precious lives.”NMMT has developed the A.M. Naik Healthcare Complex located at Sisodra (Ganesh), Navsari, Gujarat. NMMT also runs the Nirali Memorial Radiation Centre in Surat, a multidisciplinary hospital at Powai, and at a hospital in Kharel in south Gujarat.last_img read more

Williamson hit by bug ahead of second Test

first_imgKolkata, Sep 29 (PTI) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was today hit by a bug, compounding the visiting teams misery, but opener Tom Latham sounded optimistic about the batsmans availability in the second Test against India beginning here tomorrow. “Kane is a little bit crook today so he wont be training,” the New Zealand opening batsman said. Asked about the discomfort, Latham said: “Hes just down with a bug. Nothing too major. Hes just resting so as to be fit by tomorrow.” Williamson, who is the No. 2 Test batsman, scored 75 and 25 in the first Test and is someone who can tackle spin bowling with ease. The touring team already has three players in the injured list — Tim Southee, James Neesham and Mark Craig — and it would be a big blow if the skipper also fails to make the playing XI. Meanwhile tomorrows match may see the comeback of Jeetan Patel, who last played a Test in January 2013. The 36-year-old offspinner, who was the leading wicket taker for Warwickshire with 69 scalp, has been flown in from England after Craig sustained an injury during the opening Test in Kanpur, which New Zealand lost by 197 runs to trail the three-match series 0-1. But Latham said theyre taking it easy and hoping to bounce back. “We havent been out of the hotel too much. We went to a mall yesterday,” he said. On his maiden trip to India, the Latham said he was amazed by response for a cricket Test in India. “I havent seen such a big gathering for a media conference before. “Its great to see the passion and support for the sport in this part of the world. I am sure there will be lot of people at the ground tomorrow,” he added. PTI TAP CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

US Women Kick Out Germany, 2-1

first_imgBOCA RATON, Fla. — Alex Morgan and Samantha Mewis scored and the United States rallied to beat Germany 2-1 on March 9 to win the SheBelieves Cup.The World Cup champion Americans were 3-0-0 in the four-team event. Germany (2-1-0) finished second.“You put two great teams on a small pitch, and the intensity was fantastic,” U.S. coach Jill Ellis said. “This tournament was essential for us to continue to grow.”In front of 13,501 fans at FAU Stadium, Germany opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Anja Mittag beat goalkeeper Hope Solo with a low, hard shot to the left corner of the net. It was the first goal allowed by the Americans since a 1-0 loss to China on Dec. 16.The Americans, who have won all nine of their matches this year, tied it on Morgan’s goal in the 35th minute, and Mewis added the winner in the 41st minute on a shot that deflected off a defender’s leg. It was just the second goal for Mewis in eight career games with the national team.“She can operate in tight spaces and has tremendous technical ability,” Ellis said about Mewis. “Her physical dimension was very good. I wanted to see if she could handle the top teams.”Morgan said her goal, which came on the left wing after a pass from Meghan Klingenberg, was special.“It ranks up there especially the fact that we were down 1-0 and we were able to come back so quickly and win our first domestic tournament,” Morgan said. “It was pretty big for me.”Morgan was named the Woman of the Match and also won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards for the tournament. “With Alex, we started to see it in January in training,” Ellis said. “She’s fit. She’s healthy.”For the tournament, Solo earned the Golden Glove award given to the top goalie.The teams met for the first time since the Americans’ 2-0 victory in Montreal last year in the World Cup semifinals. The U.S. is 8-0-5 against Germany since 2003.They could meet again soon in the Olympics in Brazil. Of the 22 players who were part of the game for the U.S., 19 are on the Olympic roster.(WALTER VILLA)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Sensirion: multi-gas, humidity and temperature module for air purifiers and HVAC applications

first_imgSensirion now offers a multi-gas, humidity and temperature module, the SVM30. The module facilitates product development and sensor integration while at the same time offering great flexibility for product design. The SVM30 is especially suitable for customers that prioritize lean development and products, and perfectly appropriate for small and medium-sized companies. Based on Sensirion’s experience and expertise in environmental sensing, the SVM30 is optimized for easy design-in and sensing performance. The SVM30 is a multi-gas, humidity and temperature sensor combo module containing an SGP30 gas sensor as well as an SHTC1 humidity and temperature sensor. The SGP30 gas sensor combines multiple metal-oxide sensing elements – the pixels – on one chip, thereby offering the possibility of measuring a total VOC signal and a CO2 equivalent signal with one single sensor chip. The SVM30 also offers calibrated air quality output signals as well as compensation of humidity cross-sensitivity. The gas sensing element features unmatched robustness against contamination by siloxanes present in real-world applications, enabling unique long-term stability and low drift. Furthermore, the integrated SHTC1 humidity and temperature sensor covers a humidity measurement range of 0 to 100% relative humidity (RH) and a temperature measurement range of -20 to 85°C with a typical accuracy of ±5% RH and ±1°C. The gas, humidity and temperature sensor components are designed with Sensirion’s proven CMOSens Technology. This technology offers a complete sensor system on a single chip, including the sensing elements, analog and digital signal processing, A/D converter, calibration and data memory as well as a digital communication interface supporting the I2C standard mode. Sensirion’s state-of-the-art production process, including full calibration and testing of the sensors, guarantees high reproducibility and reliability.The main application for the SVM30 sensor combo module is air purifiers, but it is also optimally suited for HVAC and other appliance products.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous IAR: Embedded Workbench with updated ISO 26262 standard and added EN 50657Next Apacer: DDR4 high-performance wide-temp memorylast_img read more

Gold box office collection Day 1: Akshay Kumar film tickets sold out

first_imgThis year’s Independence Day, Akshay Kumar is back with another film high on patriotic pride. Ever since Baby hit the screens on Republic Day 2015, Akshay Kumar has not let the patriot in him take a backseat. It is common knowledge that the Republic Day and Independence Day weekends are earmarked for the release of his films.Directed by Reema Kagti, Gold revolves around independent India’s first Olympic gold win – a feat achieved by the Indian men’s hockey team in 1948 at the 14th London Olympiad.Gold, which releases today in 2500 screens across the country, has opened to a phenomenal response from the audience. The advance booking trends suggest that the film will earn somewhere between Rs 18-20 crore on its first day.The sports drama has already raced ahead of the other Independence Day release this year, John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate, which portrays the fight against corruption and social injustice.Akshay Kumar has a solid track record when it comes to Independence Day. His last Independence Day release, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, which promoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, earned Rs 13.10 crore on its first day.In 2016, Akshay Kumar’s fans were treated to Rustom on Independence Day. Like Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Rustom released a few days before the holiday. The film kickstarted its run at the box office with Rs 14.11 crore and demolished its competition, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Mohenjo Daro.Apart from the Akshay Kumar and patriotism factor, fans are also super-excited to watch the Bollywood debut of popular television actress Mouni Roy. Having ruled over the small screen for years, Mouni has a sizeable fan following, which has translated into footfall at the theatres.advertisementALSO READ | Gold vs Satyameva Jayate: Which film will win box office battle?ALSO WATCH | Akshay Kumar is the real ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywoodlast_img read more

England vs New Zealand, Chester-le-Street Durham Weather Forecast

first_imgEoin Morgan hit “rock bottom” when his England team was demolished by New Zealand at the last Cricket World Cup.Four years later, a win over the Black Caps at the tournament would leave the England captain within touching distance of the ultimate career high.England will secure a spot in the semifinals by beating New Zealand in the northeast town of Chester-le-Street on Wednesday, ending a group-stage campaign in which the World Cup host has found itself in a perilous position.A defeat would leave the English at the mercy of Pakistan, which would then guarantee a playoff spot with a win over Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday.England was back playing the positive brand of cricket – as Morgan put it on Tuesday – the team has been known for in this World Cup cycle, during which it climbed to No. 1 in the rankings largely on the back of a destructive batting lineup.And that attacking mindset was largely inspired by New Zealand’s style of play in the 2015 tournament which really hit the heights in an eight-wicket win over England that Morgan took a while to get over. Bowled out for 123, England was overhauled in 12.2 overs by the Kiwis that led to an embarrassing group-stage exit.EXPECTED WEATHER IN DURHAM TODAY Accuweather screengrabMore than 650 runs were scored at Chester-le-Street in the game between Sri Lanka and West Indies on Monday. With a different, fresh pitch being used on Wednesday and on the back of some decent weather in northern England, another run-fest could be on the cards.advertisementThat would suit England, which has struggled with its management of tighter, low-scoring matches in this tournament. Accuweather screengrabNew Zealand meanwhile, reached the final in 2015 and is on track to get back in the last four. A win against England seals a semifinal berth, while avoiding a big defeat should also mean fifth-placed Pakistan cannot overhaul the Black Caps. Pakistan is two points behind New Zealand going into the final group matches but has a much inferior net run-rate.Such is the ebb and flow of a long group-stage campaign that England suddenly appears to be on the up after beating India, while New Zealand, which won its first five matches, might be lacking some belief after losing to Pakistan and Australia back to back.last_img read more