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December 26, 2019

DD DEAL OF THE DAY: PATIO TABLE, FOUR CHAIRS, GAZEBO, BBQ AND UTENSIL SET – ALL FOR €149.99

first_imgDONEGAL Daily’s Deal of the Day aims to highlight great value products to our readers.And today we have one that will help you enjoy the hot weather over the next few days.At Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top in Letterkenny you can get: * Delux Patio Table* 4 Delux Patio Chairs* A beautiful Gazebo* A lovely black kettle BBQ * A set of BBQ Utensils.And it’s all for just €149.99 (while stocks last). DD DEAL OF THE DAY: PATIO TABLE, FOUR CHAIRS, GAZEBO, BBQ AND UTENSIL SET – ALL FOR €149.99 was last modified: July 6th, 2013 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:BBQ AND UTENSIL SET – ALL FOR €149.99DD DEAL OF THE DAY: PATIO TABLEFOUR CHAIRSGAZEBOlast_img read more

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December 25, 2019

MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS RED ARROWS SET FOR SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OVER DONEGAL

first_imgExclusive: BRITAIN’S famous Red Arrows are set to carry out a spectacular aeronautical display in the skies above Donegal, Donegal Daily can reveal.Donegal County Council has joined Derry City Council and Limavady Borough Council to host the incredible event.It will take place over Lough Foyle on Sunday June 29 to coincide with the end of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. We understand the event will be officially announced in Greencastle this Friday – where the displays will officially begin before heading up the Foyle to Derry City.The events – along with the end of the race – is expected to draw thousands of spectators to the Inishowen side of the Foyle.The Red Arrows badge shows the aircraft in their trademark diamond nine formation, with the motto Éclat, a French word meaning “brilliance” or “excellence”.“This is massive for us,” said one chuffed Donegal County Council official. “There will be huge interest in this – it promises to be a special day.” MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS RED ARROWS SET FOR SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OVER DONEGAL was last modified: May 14th, 2014 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:donegalGreencastleLough FoyleThe Red Arrowslast_img read more

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Witnessing historic vote

first_imgI am jingling the keychain in my pocket about 8 p.m. Wednesday as I stand in the parking lot of Fairplex. I silently curse myself for not removing the tiny pocketknife that is part of the keychain. No way will me and that knife with the 1 3/4-inch blade get through the security screeners. This little knife has caused me nothing but trouble. Hospital screeners have booted me out of their buildings, courthouse guards have threatened to take it away. I am usually inside an airport terminal when I remember I have it with me and start sweating bullets. On this night, I will have to deal with Pomona police and security screeners. I contemplate holding my knife against sky and hollering: “I am Zero! Zorro’s chubby brother!” and keeping them at bay with a series of parries and thrusts that would make Errol Flynn envious. But I want to get into the Fairplex building where Iraqis are voting on a new parliament. I want to see history on the run so to speak. So I put my little knife inside the hollow part of a parking lot sawhorse, and waddle toward the entrance gate. I am intrigued by this election. There are more than 200 parties or political entities listed on a ballot for 275 seats. I am told there are 7,700 candidates running. People are to pick one party. It’s amazing to me. In my little Covina home I am swamped by all sorts of campaign literature during election time. Hit pieces, hit pieces that hit back at the hit pieces, hit pieces to hit back at those hitting back at hit pieces. I get huge catalogues – which I never read – from the state or county outlining propositions on the ballot. I am trying to multiply that by 200. I want to find out if Iraqis have been barraged by mailers for this election. It didn’t happen, says Hamid Said, 49, a professor at UC Irvine. I meet Said as he is leaving the voting place. My eyes occasionally dart to where I hid my tiny pocketknife, and Said is non-plussed by my lack of eye contact. He’s gotten most of his information by family, e-mails, news, friends and the Iraqi-American community. Said is feeling good tonight. He’s voted. “It’s beautiful,” he said. “It’s thrilling to settle issues like this with pencil and paper instead of bullets and bombs.” I walk into the voting area and watch. There are about 30 people in the room. As each person votes, various poll workers applaud. I can’t help but think it’s a thrilling time for all involved. I approach a woman standing by herself who has just cast a ballot. I ask her if she has voted. She shakes her head yes and is beaming. Her eyes squint slightly as a smile fills her face. As I go, the lady at the front table asks me if I want to keep the press pass issued to me to get into the building. It has foreign scrawl all over it. I let her know I’d love to keep it. Something tells me I’d like to remember this night. In the parking lot I stop at the sawhorse and fish out my tiny pocketknife. I walk back to my car thinking how neat it was to watch this little bit of democracy in action. I am beaming, too. phil.drake@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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December 24, 2019

DONEGAL FISH FARM OWNERS LOSE 20,000 SALMON TO KILLER JELLYFISH

first_imgTHE OWNERS of a Co Donegal fish farm have lost 20,000 salmon to a plague of killer jellyfish.Marine Harvest, which operates in Mulroy Bay, lost the fish in a kill off the Co Mayo coast.The firm opted for an accelerated harvest at its Donegal aquaculture farm in order to minimize losses on its farmed stock, it said. Scientists connect the the jellyfish invasion to warmer sea waters. The mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) has killed salmon before off our coasts.It is a phenomenon that has also been observed in other parts of the world.Marine Harvest has been taking preventive measures such as giving its salmon less fish feed to keep them less active with gills covers closed as it worries about strandings of this jellyfish species from Donegal to Kerry.  DONEGAL FISH FARM OWNERS LOSE 20,000 SALMON TO KILLER JELLYFISH was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 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:000 SALMON TO KILLER JELLYFISHDONEGAL FISH FARM OWNERS LOSE 20jellyfishMarine Harvestthe mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca)last_img read more

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN TWINS WHO FOUND A CALLING FOR SCIENCE IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgEven during their years at Errigal College in Letterkenny it was clear that twins Nala and Naledi Shologu were no ordinary students.Naledi and Nala Shologu (left to right) at a recent NUI-Galway graduation ceremony during which they were awarded their Master’s degrees in Biomedical Science. Both young women are currently PhD candidates at the school.The girls, who moved to Ireland from South Africa as 9-year-olds, had enrolled in the school after enjoying a visit to it with other members of their primary school class at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál.By Julie Costello While at Errigal College both Nala and Naledi developed a love of science and an interest in studying the subject at university. Learning that to do this they’d need to sit their Leaving Cert in two science subjects – but that the school offered only one, Biology – they were undaunted.“We told the school what we wanted to do,” explained Naledi, “and they brought in Chemistry especially for us and provided a teacher to teach it to us. There were only five of us in the class that year.”“After that Chemistry was kept on, so a lot of students have taken it,” Nala seamlessly continued. “At the time there were only two of us asking for the course but the school added it anyway, which I think pushed us forward to loving science. At any other school they’d say, ‘There’s only two of you’, and they wouldn’t care. But at Errigal College they do care.”This Autumn Errigal College’s support for Nala and Naledi came to fruition at NUI-Galway, where both received their Master’s degrees in Biomedical Science and are currently working on cutting-edge medical research projects for their PhDs. The twins, who are now 23, completed their undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science at Sligo IT in 2012.They spoke about their academic accomplishments during a recent visit from Galway to the family home in Old Town, where they sat side by side on a sitting room sofa, similar in their confidence and poise yet distinctive in their interests and perspectives.Nala’s research for her PhD in Medicine involves investigating ways in which human stem cells can be used for the treatment of acute lung injuries and diseases. “From secondary school I always loved science and thought I’d want to do medicine,” she said. “I never really wanted to work with patients, though, so this is perfect for me because I’m quite happy in the lab. I wasn’t quite sure what being a medical scientist would involve, but becoming one I realise it was actually the best choice.”Naledi’s research for her PhD in Biomedical Engineering is focussed on creating a three-dimensional model of a cancer cell which can be used in the testing of anti-cancer drugs. “It was either science or art for me,” she said. “I really liked my art classes, and for the CAO I chose art or science. Art is still a hobby; I love both of them. Science is actually similar to art…you have the freedom of doing anything, designing something from very little or nothing and modifying it as you go along. Creativity applies in both.”The twins’ life in Ireland began in 2001 when they arrived here with their widowed mum, Nolunga, and two sisters. The family spent eight months in a Kerry accommodation centre before being granted asylum and moving to Letterkenny. “Only God did this, I won’t take any credit!” Nolunga said of the twins’ accomplishments, which their younger sister, Ziyanda, a fourth-year student in Biomedical Science at Sligo IT who also attended Errigal College, appears to be on track to duplicate. “I was always praying for them to do the right things and very much encouraging and supporting them in everything.”In the years since arriving in Letterkenny Nolunga has herself had a number of outstanding accomplishments, including earning an Honours degree in Community Development at Letterkenny Institute of Technology and serving as Intercultural Community Development Officer at Letterkenny Community Development Project.“I love Letterkenny because it’s a really nice town that I feel very comfortable in,” she said.While she is not scientifically-inclined herself, Nolunga said, her husband, Richard, who died in 1994 when the twins were just three years old, “was very brilliant in mathematics. I’m always telling them their father’s spirit is watching them and he is very proud of them.” Also very proud of Nala and Naledi is Charlie Cannon, Acting Principal of Errigal College. The school, which operates under the patronage of Donegal ETB, is currently celebrating its one hundredth anniversary and plans to include the twins’ story in a commemorative book marking the occasion.“I’d like to congratulate them on their achievement and their continued studies,” Mr. Cannon said. “They’re one of our success stories. We knew from the word go that these students were committed and dedicated, which shows clearly in their progress. They faced challenges…it wasn’t easy for them due to the fact that they were moving to a new culture.“Anything they’ve achieved they’ve worked very hard for, but no challenge has been too big. And the support their mum has given them has been tremendous.”THE SOUTH AFRICAN TWINS WHO FOUND A CALLING FOR SCIENCE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: January 17th, 2015 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:Charlie Cannondonegalerrigal collegeletterkennySciencelast_img read more

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December 22, 2019

INN WITH THE NEW – ONE OF DONEGAL’S MOST FAMOUS HOTELS SET TO GET A NEW NAME

first_imgFEATURES: One of Donegal’s most famous and popular hotels are rebranding and are having an official launch tomorrow night.The Milford Inn Hotel was taken over by the new management duo of Marty and Patricia Kelly a few months back and they’re inviting everyone to attend their official launch weekend which gets underway tomorrow. It is believed they are also considering renaming the Milford Inn Hotel and the new name will be announced over the weekend.Sales and Marketing manager Siobhan Barrett Doherty said, “It will be our pleasure to welcome you all to the hotel this weekend, August 21st – 23rd to celebrate our official opening and launch of the new Milford Inn Hotel.“New owners Marty and Patricia Kelly are delighted with the support they have received to date and wish to convey sincere thanks to everyone who has called in to say hello, they look forward to seeing you all this weekend, everyone welcome.“This is a very special weekend for the Milford Inn team as it will mark the beginning of a new era and a new injection of positivity and fresh ideas into the business going forward. The Milford Inn has been synonymous with all things hospitality and is steeped in fond memories for generations of families and visitors coming to the area.Siobhan added, “Over the coming months I will derive a marketing strategy with passion, focus and determination that will drive this hotel forward and bring it back to it’s former glory, it is time for the hotel to shine once again.“Looking after you, our valued customers is our priority, ensuring that you enjoy your experience and look forward to coming back.“We are the newest hospitality team in the county, we are energetic, passionate and driven and we will deliver on our promise of offering you a first class hospitality experience.“Every member of our team plays an integral role in our road to success plan and under the leadership of our highly experienced managers we have no doubt that you will not be disappointed.The Milford Inn has well-appointed guest bedrooms, a large luxurious hotel lounge with regular entertainment, traditional snug bar and the character of the Arches Restaurant. Housing two superior banqueting suites, the hotel is ideally appointed to cater for Weddings, Dinner Dances, Parties, Functions, Anniversaries etc.From small and intimate gatherings to larger celebrations they can cater for all your requirements with tailor made packages to suit your budge.The celebrations this weekend begin with Johnny Brady & Band taking to the stage on Friday night, tickets are €15 and you can pay at the door on arrival.Saturday night marks the official opening under new ownership, complimentary nibbles and bubbly to celebrate on arrival, cutting of the ribbon and Music in the Lounge by Small Talk. Take your Pick jackpot is €1,700 this week so this will be a great night of entertainment!Pop in for our delicious Sunday Carvery Lunch and enjoy Family Fun Day from 2.00pm – 4.00pm, bouncy castles, DJ, face painters, Frozen Characters, Balloon Modeller.INN WITH THE NEW – ONE OF DONEGAL’S MOST FAMOUS HOTELS SET TO GET A NEW NAME was last modified: August 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsThe Milford Inn Hotellast_img read more

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Suckler cow support motion gets unanimous Dáil support

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has welcomed support for his party’s motion to secure better supports for suckler farmers. The motion called for a €200 payment policy per suckler cow in a bid to provide essential support to the sector and the rural communities which rely on it.It also demanded a review of the current underspend across several 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme (RDP) schemes and to design a roadmap to use this money for the suckler sector and other vulnerable areas. Deputy McConalogue commented: “I am extremely heartened by the support which this motion generated. Rural TDs are all too familiar with the seriousness of the suckler situation and the massive pressure which farmers are finding themselves under.“Despite this, Fine Gael has continued to ignore calls from farmers, farming organisation and The Farmers Journal, which has been to the fore with its Save our Sucklers campaign.“I hope that this motion has acted as a catalyst for the government to move on this issue. I welcome the fact that Minister Creed has not opposed it, but what we need now is action.“The suckler sector provides a livelihood for around 70,000 farm families and it underpins our €2.5bn beef export sector. Doing nothing is simply not an option. “Minister Creed needs to step up to the mark now and ensure that a review of the departmental underspend is established and that it reports back within the two month timeframe set out in our motion.“Delivery on the €200 payment per suckler cow must also be progressed as a matter of urgency. Fine Gael has turned a blind eye to the lack of supports for suckler farmers for too long.“We need to protect this industry, particularly with Brexit coming down the line and the possibility of a Mercosur deal expected in the coming months.“The government cannot afford to ignore this issue any longer and I am urging Minister Creed to act promptly to protect this vital sector”.Suckler cow support motion gets unanimous Dáil support was last modified: February 23rd, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:dailfianna failsuckler cowlast_img read more

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December 20, 2019

Warriors’ Draymond Green to play more at center

first_imgUntil now.“We just don’t have any centers,” Kerr said. “With [Damian Jones] out for the year … * * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *The Warriors have always relied on Draymond Green to bolster their defense, provide intensity and make an occasional shot. Outside of chasing matchups, Warriors Steve Kerr has mostly avoided playing Green at center, though, so he does not become overburdened.last_img

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December 9, 2019

5 Reasons Your Prospect Doesn’t Buy (And What To Do About Them)

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Yesterday I had a Facebook chat exchange with my friend, Chris. We were chatting about why people who know they need to change don’t buy when what is being sold will help them. Here are five reasons your prospective clients don’t buy and some ideas about how you can better serve them.1. They haven’t yet reached threshold: Some of your dream clients haven’t yet reached threshold. They know that they have a problem, they know the status quo no longer serves them, but they haven’t yet reached the point where they believe that they have to do something. They don’t yet believe that the consequences of inaction are great enough.Talking about the implications of inaction makes most salespeople as uncomfortable as it does their prospective clients (and for the softest of salespeople, they can’t fathom the thought of bringing up the negative implications of failing to change). But discussing the dire consequences is exactly what helps your prospect reach threshold. Ask, “What happens if you don’t change,” or “What happens when you run out of time?”2. Too little value: Your prospective clients don’t buy when they don’t perceive enough value in what you sell. They may very much believe they need to make a change, and they may have reached threshold without believing that what you sell is the answer. People buy when they believe the benefit they receive from what you sell outweighs the price they pay for it. It’s easy to believe your buyer doesn’t “get it.” But helping them “get it” is how you create value.To move a prospective client who doesn’t perceive enough value, you have to increase the perception of value. You have to help them see the value they are overlooking. Too many salespeople refuse to build up the value because they’ve been frightened out of pitching. Say, “Can I share with you all of the ways I believe this is going to make a difference for you?”3. Too much risk: What you sell may produce outstanding results. You might even have dozens of clients who are benefiting wildly from the outcomes you helped deliver. But unless and until your dream client believes they are going to experience the same benefits, the risk of not achieving those benefits will seem too great.Because you know how something works and how it will benefit your customers, it’s easy to believe that they should know what you know. You have to help your customer resolve their concerns about their ability to execute and their ability to achieve the results you promise. Ask, “I want to make sure I have given you everything you need to support this decision. What else would you need to see to move forward?” Assume there is something left unresolved.4. Not enough information: When you hear the words “I need some time to review this,” you can be certain that your prospective client lacks information. In a business-to-consumer sale, this is a clear indication that they are seeking more information, information that you haven’t given them. In a complex, business-to-business deal, it likely means you don’t yet have consensus.To help your prospective buyer make a better decision, you have to help them with more information. You have to help by providing more information and more discussion. A lot of salespeople fear engaging the client here, worrying that they are overstepping their boundaries by not allowing their prospect time. They are shirking their responsibilities. You ask, “If you need more time, that’s usually an indication that we’ve haven’t covered something as well as we needed to. Can you share with me what your concerns are, and I’ll see if I can’t provide you the information you need?”5. Too much fear: All of the above are really derivatives of fear. Your prospective clients worry about spending money. They worry about their image, what others will think of them. They fear you won’t be there to help them. They fear failure. They fear negotiating a poor deal and that you are claiming too much value.The long and short of all of this is that you have to be prepared to help your clients deal with their fears in whatever form they manifest those fears. Much of the time, they fear the wrong danger.Think about the last time you needed to buy something but hesitated. What did you fear? How could someone have helped you with that fear?last_img read more

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November 26, 2019

Ricky Ponting sets sights on Australia coaching job

first_imgFormer captain Ricky Ponting on Wednesday expressed a desire to coach the Australian team in future.Ponting, who is the coach of the Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians, said he would be interested in working with Australia’s current crop of Test batsmen.”I would love to be working with (David) Warner and (Steve) Smith along with some of the young guns like (Usman) Khawaja and (Joe) Burns — that will be a lot of fun,” the three-time World Cup winner was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.”I know I will thoroughly enjoy it, but right now I have the Big Bash commentary and two months with the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. The rest of the time I like to spend time with my family.”Ponting, however, ruled out taking up a consultancy role and said he will only accept an offer that had ‘continuity’.Without revealing any time frame for the coaching job with Australia, Ponting hinted it might be only after 2019 World Cup.”To be honest, I have not thought that far ahead (to 2019), (but) thinking about it now, my family will be a lot older, the girls will be nearly teenagers then so maybe I’ll want to be getting out of the house (laughs),” he said.”I love everything about being involved with a team. That is what my life has been about – it is about being in cricket changing rooms and trying to figure out ways to be a better player, or as a coach now I’m always trying to find ways of improving others.”advertisement”If I can improve as a coach this year and I can improve the players, that is a step in the right direction,” he concluded.last_img read more

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