A very ‘enterprising’ coffee morning….!

first_imgThe annual Donegal Hospice coffee morning came and went on Sept 20th! But that didn’t stop colleagues in IDA and Enterprise Ireland from doing something for this great cause when they hosted a belated event in CoLab, on Letterkenny IT Campus yesterday.Marie McDaid agreed a date with Méabh Conaghan and contacted the Donegal Hospice and Patsy Donaghey in CoLab to confirm. Other friends and colleagues were drafted in to provide some delicious baking and a very successful morning was held in CoLab.Joanne Mc Kenna Elish Mc Fadden, Ianire Renobales Annemarie Mc Laughlin and Marian Boyce at the Hospice coffee morning.More than €760 was raised and Marie and Méabh are very grateful to all who attended and donated so generously.Special Thanks to Chartwell Caterers, Grant Connections, Sonder Café and all the CoLab and LyIT friends who helped to make this an enjoyable, worthwhile and truly collaborative occasion. Patsy Donaghey Maire McDaid and John Anthony Bonnar at the coffee morning.Conrad Gibbons, Isobel Lagan and Marie Mc Daid at the Coffee Morning for the Donegal Hospice.A very ‘enterprising’ coffee morning….! was last modified: October 12th, 2018 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:coffee morningdonegal hospiceEnterprise Irelandlast_img read more

Letterkenny Hospital was fourth most overcrowded in January

first_imgAlmost 600 patients were forced to wait on trolleys for admission to Letterkenny University Hospital in January 2019. The figures were released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today, which showed an improvement on last year’s trolley records.There were 587 patients on trolleys at LUH in the first month of this year, compared to 671 in January 2018 and 552 in January 2017. This year’s records put LUH at number four on the list of the five most overcrowded hospitals in Ireland so far this year. University Hospital Limerick topped the list with 970 patients on trolleys last month.Over 10,000 admitted patients were recorded waiting on beds across all Irish hospitals in January 2019. This represents a 55% increase on the number of patients waiting for beds in January 10 years ago and a 30% increase on January five years ago.The INMO has highlighted that the figures are an underestimate because they are not including January 30th, when INMO members were on strike.INMO general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha said: “Over 10,000 hospital patients didn’t even have a bed last month in Ireland’s health service. “At the heart of this problem is understaffing. We simply cannot recruit and retain enough nurses and midwives on these wages. “Ireland’s nurses and midwives are no longer prepared to tolerate these conditions, for themselves or for their patients.”Letterkenny Hospital was fourth most overcrowded in January was last modified: February 3rd, 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)last_img read more

Goodwill Balls get 2010 rolling

first_imgDeputy sports minister Gert Oosthuizen (left), Hyundai SA CEO Alan Ross(right), and a group of schoolchildren nextto the newly-signed Goodwill Ball. (Image: Hyundai SA) South Africa’s Goodwill Ball, with thecountry flag and World Cup mascot Zakumi. (Image: Fifa) MEDIA CONTACT • Francois MaraisMarketing manager, Hyundai SA+27 11 372 0800 or +27 82 304 7300RELATED ARTICLES • World Cup matches come alive in 3D • World Cup ticket sales soar • SA pride in World Cup at 90% • Maradona backs safe World CupJanine ErasmusThe Hyundai Goodwill Ball road show is taking 32 giant footballs, one for each team that will play in the 2010 Fifa World Cup, to participating nations to collect thousands of fans’ signatures.The road show is part of the motor manufacturer’s extensive football sponsorship, and according to Hyundai, has become a key event for the company.Hyundai is the official automotive supplier to the World Cup and has a number of other related initiatives on the go, including the Hyundai Fan of the Match and the Hyundai Best Young Player Award.The company says that 609 Hyundai passenger cars and vans will be made available for the use of Fifa officials, teams, organising committee members, match officials, and the press.What’s more is that all national teams will get to travel in style in their own Hyundai Universe luxury coach, each one distinctly decorated with the team colours and flags.Road showThe balls started their journeys at the end of January. This year marks the 11th edition since the inaugural event at the 2000 Uefa European championship. Over the years it has become increasingly popular with fans, as seen at the 2001 and 2006 tournaments in Korea/Japan and Germany respectively.“It is an honour for Hyundai South Africa to host the global launch of the Goodwill Ball road show for the 2010 Fifa World Cup … getting the ball rolling in early 2010 in Johannesburg as the eyes of the world turn to South Africa,” reads a statement on the company’s local website.Each 4m-high ball is emblazoned with various emblems, including the 2010 World Cup logo, the sponsor’s logo, the official tournament mascot Zakumi, and the particular country’s flag.All 32 spheres will return to Johannesburg in May, with their surfaces covered in signatures and good wishes, in time for the opening match between South Africa and Mexico on 11 June. Festivities have been planned to celebrate the balls’ arrival back in the city.Once the tournament is underway the balls will follow their respective teams to every match, ensuring that the messages of support are on display for all to read and take inspiration from.Part of a global World Cup familyThe initiative, says Hyundai, brings fans in all participating countries closer to the magic of the World Cup. Football supporters will revel in the knowledge that thousands of others all over the world are doing the same thing, for the same goal.“It’s a very unique way of uniting people through this amazing sport of soccer,” said Hyundai South Africa CEO Alan Ross. “From a street vendor in downtown Johannesburg to a high-flying businessman in a boardroom, we’ve all been united behind this event.”Ross described the Goodwill Balls as a symbol of pride, hope, passion and the uniting power of football the world over, and expressed his pleasure at being able to bring that legacy to South Africa for the long-awaited event.The gigantic South African ball will spend at least three months travelling around the country, stopping in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Bloemfontein.Fans will get the chance to convey their support not just for national football team Bafana Bafana, but good wishes for their competitors too, thus embracing the goodwill vibe. Those who participate will be able to have their photos taken with celebrities and sporting heroes present. Fans will also be able to enter to win World Cup tickets, tickets to the Goodwill Ball celebration, and other prizes.Support for the teamPolitical and sporting figures as well as football celebrities attended the campaign’s January launch at Hyundai Park in Sandton, Johannesburg.The audience was well entertained by popular local band Watershed, whose new song United by the World made its debut on the day. The song was commissioned by Hyundai especially for the upcoming football spectacular. It is due to be released shortly as the first single off Watershed’s new album, A Million Faces: 20 Hits, 10 Years. The band celebrate their 10-year anniversary in 2010.Putting pen to plastic were, among others, former Bafana Bafana coach Jomo Sono, Olympic swimmer Roland Schoeman, local football hero Marks Maponyane, Watershed lead singer Craig Hinds, and United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa. Pupils from a local primary school, representing the children of South African, also signed the massive South African ball.Deputy Minister of Sport Gert Oosthuizen said, “Indeed as we said before, Ke Nako for Africa to shine,” echoing the catchphrase of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, meaning “it’s time” in Sesotho. Hyundai Goodwill Ball road show schedule:Johannesburg and Pretoria:Sandton City (Nelson Mandela Square) – 30 January Eastgate Mall – 5 February East Rand Mall – 20 February Clearwater Mall – 19 March Cresta Shopping Centre– 27 March Menlyn Mall – 17 April Centurion Mall – 1 MayBloemfontein:Mimosa Mall – 27 FebruaryCape Town:Canal Walk – 5 March Cape Gate – 6 MarchDurban and KwaZulu-Natal:The Pavilion – 2 April Gateway – 3 April Suncoast Casino– 4 April The Liberty Mall, Midlands – 5 AprilPort Elizabeth:Summer Splash Festival in Port Elizabeth – 2-5 Aprillast_img read more

Interview and Interrogation Training: Arguing with Subjects

first_imgThis week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Wayne Hoover, CFI addresses the issue of arguing with subjects.Some dishonest subjects will try to draw us into an argument, reducing the conversation to a very simple level and lightening their cognitive load so that it’s easier for them to defend. By the same respect we also want to avoid arguing with honest people—which means we’re not listening. This can cause their anger to increase, which can lead to greater issues outside the room if we’re not listening.Instead, we’re going to remain calm, avoid the argument, and stay focused on our strategy and our plan.- Sponsor – Every loss prevention investigator should continuously strive to enhance their investigative interviewing skills as part of an ongoing commitment to best-in-class interviewing performance. This includes holding ourselves to an elite standard of interview and interrogation training that is ethical, moral and legal while demanding excellence in the pursuit of the truth. The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) and Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) provide interview and interrogation training programs and additional guidance to investigators when dealing with dishonest employees, employee theft, sexual harassment, policy violations, building rapport, pre-employment interviewing, lying, denials and obtaining a statement.By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.To learn more about interview and interrogation training and how you can further develop your professional skill sets, please visit www.w-z.com or www.certifiedinterviewer.com for additional information. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Manufacturers Who Import White Sugar Will Have to Pay Duty Up Front

first_img This was disclosed by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, who said this change is necessary as the Government seeks to stem the illegal importation of the product. “There is no other way. That is the way to begin to rescue this industry,” Mr. Shaw asserted while addressing a luncheon hosted by the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers’ Association, in association with the Sugar industry Authority (SIA), at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston on Tuesday (September 4). Story Highlights Manufacturers who import white sugar will now be required to pay the duty up front and be reimbursed by the Government within 30 days. Manufacturers who import white sugar will now be required to pay the duty up front and be reimbursed by the Government within 30 days.This was disclosed by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, who said this change is necessary as the Government seeks to stem the illegal importation of the product.“There is no other way. That is the way to begin to rescue this industry,” Mr. Shaw asserted while addressing a luncheon hosted by the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers’ Association, in association with the Sugar industry Authority (SIA), at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston on Tuesday (September 4).For years, manufacturers have been benefiting from the duty-free entry of sugar into the country for the manufacturing process.The Minister noted that since manufacturers are unable to ensure that the system of importing duty-free sugar into the country is kept rigidly intact and is not abused, “the guarantee now no longer exists”.Mr. Shaw pointed out that imported white sugar is increasingly finding its way into the local market, “not by way of the manufacturing process, but directly finding its way on to the supermarket shelves and the corner shop shelves of this country”.The Minister pointed specifically at brokers, who he said are brokering on behalf of manufacturers who import the sugar duty-free, noting that part of the product goes to the manufacturers and the rest goes into the local market.Mr. Shaw said this activity, which he stressed is unacceptable, is leading to a backup of locally produced sugar that cannot be sold.He pointed out that at last check, more than 30,000 tonnes of locally produced sugar “is sitting around in warehouses, either at Pan Caribbean or Jamaica Cane Product Sales… can’t be sold, while sugar, illegally imported duty-free, is finding its way into the market, further destroying what remains of the Jamaica sugar industry”.He further informed that the SIA will assist with the management of the new rebate system and will be done in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.“I want to say to the manufacturers, we are not trying to make it hard for you, but the problem is that the system is corrupted and the Government is going to work with you as manufacturers to make sure that you get your rebate promptly,” he assured.last_img read more