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B&S Credit Union Members Car Draw saw one lucky winner receive the keys to a brand new 192 Ford Focus.The excitement within B&S Credit Union was electric as John Breslin announced live on Highland Radio, Thursday 19th July the winner of this amazing prize, the lucky winner was a very shocked B&S Credit Union member of staff, Joan Lynch.Eleven other lucky members also received cash prizes including: €2500 Margaret Gallagher – McCarron, Raphoe€2000 Sean Bradley, Castlefinn€2000 Margaret Brogan, Stranorlar€1000 Barry Dowds, Corefrin€1000 Marian McGranaghan, Sessiaghoneill€1000 Eunan Laverty, Drumboe, Stranorlar€500 Fiona Tunney, Letterkenny€500 Stephen Patton, Ballybofey€500 Kelvin Lynch, Ballybofey€500 Kathleen McNulty, StranorlarB&S Credit Union CEO Kevin Morahan thanked the wonderful staff who work extremely hard in B&S Credit Union to provide a friendly and efficient service to members.In recognition of the 50th Celebration, Kevin had a special thanks to all former and current Directors and volunteers who have in the past and also in the present, continue to work effortlessly for the credit union.There has been a number of changes within B&S Credit Union within the past 50 years. Since that excellent voluntary work of the first Board, B&S Credit Union has continued to flourish over five decades and has created a community financial co-operative which serves almost 13,500 members in its common bond with an asset size over €60million. B&S Credit Union has experienced two changes of currency, and premises, since its inception, moving into the current premises on Main Street Ballybofey in 1999.The premises were extensively renovated in 2017 and are now a secure, confidential and comfortable premise for both members and staff.B&S Credit Union have a voluntary Board of Directors and a board oversight committee who direct and oversee the running of the Credit Union.B&S Credit Union currently employs 20 staff, 8 full time and 12 who work part-time, and they also have a pool of volunteers who serve on various committees.At the start, it was people who put their savings together and who worked voluntarily to manage their monies and create a lending pool. That was back in the 60s. Credit Union communities have grown rapidly, and they are now recognised as financial institutions where people save monies and borrow on a par with banks, albeit on a smaller scale.B&S Credit Union have not been approved for mortgage lending yet but they are actively engaged in personal lending for a multitude of purposes.B&S Credit union are still open to new members who live or work in their ‘common bond’ area which covers a geographical area from Glenfin/Cloghan to Convoy to Castlefin to Killygordan to Drumkeen and up into Barnes Mor.They try to keep the lending process as simple as possible but have to also satisfy regulatory requirements from the Central Bank. Loans range from a few hundred euros up to 50,000 – people borrow for Cars, Holidays, Home renovations, Education and so on.Assistant Manager, Breege Duffy thanked everyone who helped make the event so successful “a special thanks to Shane Connolly cars for supplying the lovely car Finally and most importantly a huge thanks to all our loyal members who make the Credit Union what it is.”Members Car draw was the start of their 50th Celebrations events, other events scheduled to take place include; Vintage Tea Party on Friday 19th from 12noon -3 pm in Marquee B&S Carpark, Family Fun Day on Saturday from 10 am -2 pm and Celebration Event which will take place in Jackson’s Hotel. For more information visit www.bandscu.ieLuck of the draw! New car for one lucky B&S Credit Union member was last modified: August 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Sharks are no longer perfect in overtimes and shootouts this season.Andrei Svechnikov scored in the third round of the shootout and Logan Couture could not answer at the other end as the Sharks lost 3-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at PNC Arena.The Sharks entered Thursday with a 5-0 record when games entered overtime. But after both teams failed to score in the five-minute extra session, both Kevin Labanc and Erik Karlsson could not score in the first two rounds …
10 July 2007France has much to learn from South Africa and California on the subject of wine tourism, a special seminar heard at Vinexpo, the global wine industry’s biggest trade show, in Bordeaux last month.Wines of South Africa CEO Su Birch detailed the successes of South Africa’s wine routes at the seminar, speaking of a “collective approach to wine tourism” that has allowed for the formation of 18 wine routes in the Western Cape province, each with its own distinctive personality.“One winery alone can’t market a region,” Birch said. “Wine routes work best when properties work together with a common goal … and where they cultivate a marketing proposition.”To illustrate this, Birch spoke about the long established and successful Stellenbosch Wine Route, but also about Durbanville’s focus on Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin’s focus on biodiversity, and Franschhoek’s on gourmet food.She emphasised the importance of working with the local tourism office, finding marketing approaches that reflect the strengths of an area, and holding fairs and unusual events to attract visitors in the off-season.Catherine Leparmentier of the Great Wine Capitals organisation described Birch’s presentation as “useful, to the point and, as usual, the South Africans used the most beautiful imagery. The South African contribution was of extreme value.”Francois Lurton, CEO of France’s Domaines Francois Lurton, said the “great advantage of the New World is their flexible hours, whereas it is very rigid in France, with the 35-hour week and little working at weekends.“In South Africa and California, they have a fantastic ability to organise opening times so people can come when they want.”Other speakers at the forum included Marimar Torres of the Spanish Torres family and owner of Club Marimar in California’s Russian River Valley, and Maryan Bautovich of Schramsberg Wines, also in California.Speaking to WineNews after the seminar, Birch said that wine Tourism had grown to the point where it was now “an integral part of any wine producing area’s marketing strategy.”In South Africa, she said, the wine tourism industry had “grown organically and expanded at an expotential rate, fuelled by passionate individuals and product owners.”She stressed, however, that the job was far from done. “We cannot ignore the importance of delivering a professional and unique experience.”Source: Wine.co.za
The spectacular Soccer City stadium, scene of the opening of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, is shaped like a calabash. (Image: Soccer City) President Barack Obama, pictured with his daughters and the family pet, is likely to attend the 2010 Fifa World Cup. (Image: The White House) Fifa president Sepp Blatter talks to the press in Johannesburg. (Image: Fifa)Janine ErasmusFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialUS president Barack Obama is expected to be among the dignitaries at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The world’s most powerful leader received an invitation from Fifa to the grand event, the first to be hosted by a country from the African Confederation of Football, and Fifa president Sepp Blatter is convinced that Obama will attend.“The president of the United States has been invited … he has accepted our invitation,” said Blatter, speaking at a press conference in Johannesburg during the Confederations Cup.Blatter added that as a head of state, Obama’s schedule was no doubt extremely busy, but would hopefully allow him to be present at the grand opening of the greatest sporting event ever held on African soil.The US president is of African descent – his late father was born in Kenya – but has yet to make a visit to the continent in his official capacity.Obama is said to be a keen sports fan and spent much of his youth in Indonesia playing street football.The New York Times, with the permission of the White House, recently printed part of a letter from the president to Blatter, in which he expresses his hopes that the 2018 or 2022 World Cup would be held in the US.Obama stands behind football as a tool for uniting people. “Soccer is truly the world’s sport, and the World Cup promotes camaraderie and friendly competition across the globe,” he said in his letter.The president added that any bid by the US would be about more than just the game itself, but would be the country’s invitation to the world.Although the White House has not yet issued official confirmation of Obama’s 2010 attendance, presidential spokesman and former goalkeeper Robert Gibbs gave his assurance, in a statement, “that a small group of us have assembled in order to move the president in that direction”.The utmost confidence in AfricaThe World Cup kicks off at Johannesburg’s brand new 100 000-seater Soccer City stadium, one of eight existing stadiums around South Africa to receive a multi-million-dollar upgrade.Either the South African national team Bafana Bafana or current world champions Italy would thrill the crowds in the opening game.Right from the start Blatter and football’s world governing body have expressed their utmost confidence in South Africa’s ability to stage such a huge sporting event.The Confederations Cup, although only halfway through, was already deemed a “major success”, and with the hosts through to the semi-finals there was no doubt that the country would throw its weight behind Bafana Bafana as never before.“I have been at Fifa for 34 years now,” said Blatter, “and in that time African countries have always bid to host the World Cup: Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt and then South Africa. But they lost every time. Something had to be done and that was why we introduced the rotation system. Without it Africa would never have hosted the World Cup.”With Fifa’s economic and broadcast partners also rightly showing their confidence in the success of the event, said Blatter, the time has come for Africa to receive its reward for what it has given to the Beautiful Game. The continent has produced some of football’s greatest stars, and Blatter emphasised that he felt it was a moral obligation on Fifa’s part to give the World Cup to Africa.Blatter also reassured the millions of anxious South African fans that under no circumstances would the vuvuzela be banned from any World Cup stadium. The noisy air horn has blasted itself onto the blacklists of many overseas visitors, but as it is the instrument with which South Africans express their joy, said Blatter, it is here to stay.“Vuvuzelas make the South Africa game come alive,” he enthused.In spite of Blatter’s assurance, the future of the vuvuzela at the World Cup remains uncertain, but Fifa is expected to make a final decision by the end of June.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] itemsOne year to 2010SA learns from Confed CupBrand SA unveils 2010 campaign Useful links2010 Fifa World CupSouth African Football AssociationSoccer City
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named the newest members of its Young Agricultural Professionals Committee: Megan and Tyrone Brannon of Stone Creek, Jess and Adam Campbell of Waynesville, Hannah Jarvis of Homeworth and Kameron Rinehart of Jeffersonville. The committee develops and directs programming, activities and contests for Ohio Farm Bureau’s program for young adults who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills.The Brannons of Tuscarawas County have egg-laying hens, they pasture poultry, raise produce and herbs and specialize in microgreens. Off the farm, Tyrone works as a commercial applicator, soil sampler and farm diesel mechanic. Megan teaches undergraduate educational technology at Kent State University.The Campbells own and operate Carroll Creek Farms, a 90-acre farm situated in northern Warren County where they produce and direct market grass fed beef and lamb, pastured poultry and heritage breed pork. Jess is an associate vice president, swine specialist with Farm Credit Mid-America.Jarvis, from Columbiana County, is currently a second-year veterinary student at The Ohio State University and received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State in 2018. She owns an award-winning cattle operation that she and her family manage.Rinehart is a former Ohio FFA state officer and is currently a senior at Wilmington College majoring in agriculture business and leadership. He, along with his family, also raise cattle, hogs and goats in Fayette County.The young leaders will help host the Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience conference Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The annual event features networking opportunities with young agriculturalists from across the state and educational sessions on small business planning, emerging ag careers, local foods, consumer communication, social media and many others. To learn more about the conference and the Young Ag Professionals program, visit experienceyap.com.
Tags:#E-Books#web IRex officially launched its new eReader today. As we reported last month, the iRex DR800SG will feature an 8.1-inch touchscreen with stylus navigation, and have wireless connectivity over Verizon’s network. The device, which will retail for $399, will be closely linked to Barnes & Nobles’ eBook store and users will be able to buy books from there over the wireless connection. Best Buy will carry these devices in its stores and will set aside space in its stores to showcase eReaders from iRex, Sony, and other eReader manufacturers.Who is iRex?As Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps point out, iRex has to overcome some challenges because its brand is relatively unknown in the US. According to the New York Times, iRex wanted to release a Barnes & Noble branded version of the DR800SG, but those negotiations apparently didn’t go very far. At the same time, though, iRex also has some advantages, especially in Europe – a market that other vendors have mostly ignored for now. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts At this point, however, it’s not even really about the launch of yet another eReader anymore – with Amazon, Sony, Asus, iRex, Plastic Logic, Coolreaders, and a growing number of other contenders, the market is now wide open and competition is already bringing prices down. Prices now start at $149 for refurbished 1st generation Kindles and go up to $489 for the Kindle DX, with Amazon’s competitors hitting every price point in between. For most consumers, any price over $99 is still too high for an eReader, but then, hardware prices always come down sooner or later and it is only a matter of time before somebody is going to release a decent $99 eReader.At $399, the new iRex reader is obviously one of the more expensive readers on the market right now, though its price is in line with competing wireless eReaders like the Sony Reader Daily Edition. Sony, however, offers a real touchscreen on some of its high-end readers though, something iRex has disavowed for now because it reduces the contrast of the screen.Getting eReaders Into the MarketplaceAnother important aspect of this announcement is that Best Buy will now set apart some space in its stores to feature eReaders. Until now, Best Buy only sold eReader on its website. Even though public interest in eReaders is high, only a relatively small number of people have actually held one of these devices in their hands. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
National awardee James Walsh is looking to expand the skills training programme at the Brown’s Town Community College in St. Ann, where he has been serving as principal for the past 16 years.Last year, the institution opened a multi-million dollar training facility in Discovery Bay, St. Ann, to prepare students in the areas of construction and welding, and is partnering with employers and institutions in Canada to train Jamaicans to take up jobs as trailer drivers and mechanics in that country.“Right now, we are playing a part in setting up this school for tractor trailer drivers and laying the foundation for heavy duty and transport mechanics,” Mr. Walsh tells JIS News.“By next year, we should have people in Canada, who are car and truck tyre technicians and who will go there to work,” he says.Mr. Walsh tells JIS News that since taking the helm of the institution, he has managed to bring about some expansion and diversification of the community college, to keep it current and relevant.Under his watch, a nursing school was established in St. Ann’s Bay, in addition to the technical campus in Discovery Bay, and there are plans for a third campus at Lydford in St. Ann to accommodate the growing student population.Mr. Walsh joined the teaching staff of the Brown’s Town Community College in 1975, the same year it was established, having just completed his studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI).Under strong persuasion from a colleague, he decided to teach at the college for two years and then move on to fulfilling his dream of setting up a farmers’ cooperative in the parish. Mr. Walsh says he also felt compelled to join the staff after learning that the principal was a former head of a school he had attended.Thirty-eight years later, he is still in the education profession and still at Brown’s Town.The dedicated educator says he has remained at the college, as he is convinced that in carrying out his role in the classroom, he is making a valuable contribution to the development of the country and its people.“What has kept me in the profession is the fact that one of the things about teaching is that it gives a lot of fulfilment and everyday that you get up, once you appreciate what education is, and the importance of education, you never have a day when you wonder about the value of what you are going to do,” Mr. Walsh says.But not all his years were spent in the classroom as between 1995 and 1997, he was seconded to the Social Development Commission (SDC), where he had responsibility for Special Training and Empowerment and the Integrated Community Development Programmes.“It was felt that I had some understanding of the dynamics of community development and I could have made a contribution there,” Mr. Walsh says.In addition to his dedication to education, Mr. Walsh has a deep passion for Jamaica and its people and expressed the view that he has a civic duty to make a positive contribution to his country’s development.For his efforts, he was recognised at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony held on Heroes Day, October 21, on the lawns of King’s House, where he was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander.He was among a total of 179 outstanding Jamaicans, who have contributed to nation building in various fields.Asked how he feels about receiving the award, Mr. Walsh says he is “very honoured and humbled.” He says he never thought that he would have received a national honour. “I was just doing my job,” he says.The educator says it is always his belief that the country owes him nothing and that it is his duty to give back.“I am very conscious of the fact that I belong to a country, where I been privileged to have opportunity, and where my education… was funded largely by people, who never had the opportunity that I had,” he says.“Here, you are receiving a high honour for doing something that you enjoy doing, which you find great fulfilment doing, and gives my life a lot of meaning, what more can you ask,” he continues.Over the years, Mr. Walsh has received recognition for services from several organisations and associations. These include the Honour Award from the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica for three decades of service to education in 2005; the distinguished Honour Award from the HEART Trust/NTA in 2006; and the Prime Minister’s Award for Services to Education in 2011.But despite the numerous awards, Mr. Walsh says his greatest reward has been the many students of the college, whose lives he has impacted in some way.“To me, the greatest award is the people, the students whose lives I have touched in a positive way and helped to develop and to realise their potential. Personal rewards, that’s what makes it worthwhile,” he says with pride. Story Highlights Mr. Walsh joined the teaching staff of the Brown’s Town Community College in 1975. Last year, the institution opened a multi-million dollar training facility in Discovery Bay, St. Ann. National awardee James Walsh is looking to expand the skills training programme at the Brown’s Town Community College.