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first_imgLetterkenny businesses are set to make hay while the sun shines over the July 12th period.Letterkenny has much to offer visitors with 25% allowed on sterling.Retailers are once again displaying their exchange rate in bright pink letters as the Sterling/Euro exchange rate moves in favour of traders in the Cathedral Town.And they are all set to reap the rewards just in time for the twelfth fortnight to attract the many Northern Ireland customers who visit during this time. Gerard Grant, Letterkenny Chamber President said the value is certainly in favour of the customer.“There is so much value to be had at the minute across Letterkenny and if a customer is using sterling they will get even more for their money. On the border the exchange rate fluctuates all the time but we are ready to take full advantage of the exchange rate at this time.“By all accounts it looks like it will remain like this for a while so that’s good news for Letterkenny. Over the 12th fortnight we generally see many visitors and holiday makers from Northern Ireland and we hope that the exchange rate gives them an opportunity to shop and spend time in Letterkenny.”Letterkenny Chamber under its Shop LK brand has produced a poster for participating shops which very simply tells customers that the shop offers a rate of £1 = €1.25 in vibrant pink. These have been distributed around independent retailers who will proudly display them on their shop windows.Gerard continue that this is Letterkenny’s time to make hay while the sun shines!“We want to welcome back all our Northern customers to re-discover what Letterkenny has to offer. This town has a great shopping reputation and we are keen to keep our loyal customers and to attract back those who may not have been here for a while and the Summer is the best time to experience all that Letterkenny has to offer.”Letterkenny offers a great shopping experience with its traditional Main Street, the shopping centres, the retail parks and lots more in between.And after a few hours shopping there’s lots of places to relax for a coffee, a meal or for family entertainment. This exchange rate campaign will last well into the Summer so keep out an eye for the bright pink signs. LETTERKENNY TRADERS GOING PINK AGAIN FOR THE TWELFTH! was last modified: July 7th, 2014 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:donegalletterkennyPinksterling July 12thtraderslast_img read more

first_imgTemperatures are set to heat up in Donegal this week with warm, dry and sunny conditions on the way.Today, temperatures are hitting 23 degrees but it will be partly cloudy. It will be sunny with a risk of isolated showers this evening.The sun will come out tomorrow, as temperatures rise again to highs of 23C in the northwest. Met Eireann are forecasting a rain-free day with sunny spells and some patchy cloud. Thursday is due to be the hottest day of the week. Temperatures could rise to a hot 27C in parts of Ireland, but forecasters say it will be a few degrees lower in northern and eastern counties.Local forecasts for Donegal say that Thursday will see highs of 23C and 16C at night. We can look forward to warm sunshine during the day.Friday will stay warm and sunny with highs of 23C again, but clouds are expected to creep in over the west during the morning bringing a risk of rain.Weather: Highs of 23C on the way to Donegal was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

first_imgBrand South Africa and The Odd Number agency bagged yet another award at the 2019 Loeries that took place in Durban this weekend, receiving a silver award in the category Film Online (above 30s), for the Africa Day: The Prayer campaign. The Loeries is the most prestigious creative festival across Africa and the Middle East.                   For the 40th year now, the Loeries reward, inspire and acknowledge creative brilliance in the brand communication space for Africa and the Middle East. The standard of excellence makes it an extremely competitive space, encouraging South Africans in the industry to push the boundaries, whether it be through film or art of any form.         The Prayer campaign, coincided with the recent attacks on foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal, served as a reminder for Africans to exercise compassion, tolerance and acceptance of each other. If ever we needed a reminder that we are united in our diversity and differences, this campaign served that purpose. Viewers were captured by the intense emotions depicted in the advert.Last week Durban was abuzz during The Loeries Creative Week, as creatives gathered to engage in conversation on how to Tell Better Stories, and in so doing, raise the bar even for aspiring filmmakers, producers, graphic designers and content producers.         Brand South Africa was an active participant and partner in The Loeries, successfully hosted a Masterclass under the theme: Telling Better South African Stories: My S’African Identity on Thursday morning. The panel of experts from every corner of the creative industry; Loyiso Bala (Channel Director: TBN Africa), Mathe Okaba (CEO: ACA), Suhana Gordhan (Creative Director: FCB Global), Shani Kay (MD: Regency Global) and Yaron Assabi (Founder and director: Digital Solutions Group), explored ways in which the industry can elevate the Nation Brand through our unique storytelling. The outcome? Everyone in the room was reminded that people are at the heart of storytelling.Brand South Africa calls on Africans to endorse a culture of social inclusivity, advocating for a better Africa for all who live in it to prosper.Watch the ad here:last_img read more

first_imgSenior leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and former Maharashtra minister Ganesh Naik is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), adding to the growing list of leaders quitting the opposition and joining one of the two ruling coalition parties in the State. In a related development Kalidas Kolambkar, Congress MLA from Wadala constituency in Mumbai, also resigned from the party on Monday and is likely to join the Shiv Sena. NCP corporators from the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) held a meeting at the mayor’s bungalow on Monday and, according to sources, unanimously decided to join the BJP to bring development to Navi Mumbai. “All corporators agreed that it is important to be on the government’s side if you want to bring development in the region. They will be meeting Ganesh Naik on Tuesday to pursue him to join the BJP,” said an NCP leader from Navi Mumbai. Mr. Naik’s younger son Sandip is an MLA from Airoli and he along with his brother and former Thane MP Sanjiv Naik are likely to join the BJP. Sandip Naik on Sunday had rejected reports about his family joining the BJP and said that he will remain with the NCP. According to sources within the NCP, the Naik family is trying to create an impression that they are being forced to quit the NCP to join the BJP. “There have been attempts by the Naiks to quit NCP even in the past, but it was Sharad Pawar who stopped them then. Now, they want to create a scenario where they are being pressurised by party workers to join the BJP,” said a senior NCP leader. The Naik family single-handedly controls the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation and their defection would also mean that the entire civic body will be under direct control of the BJP. Ganesh Naik, known for his muscle and money power, lost the 2014 Assembly election from Belapur to BJP’s Manda Mhatre. Interestingly, Ms. Mhatre too had joined the BJP, days before the elections, after quitting the NCP. Open defiance After campaigning for the Shiv Sena candidate in the recent Lok Sabha polls, Mr. Kolambkar officially quit the Congress on Monday. He had put up banners thanking Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for solving the issues plaguing his constituency. Mumbai Congress working president Eknath Gaikwad was unavailable to comment on today’s development.A former Sena leader, Mr. Kolambkar had earlier quit the party along with former Chief Minister Narayan Rane to join the Congress. With Mr. Rane again quitting the Congress to form his own party, Mr. Kolambkar’s exit from the Congress was on the cards.last_img read more

first_img In the meantime, Mr. Montague said 833 illegal guns have been seized by the police since the start of the year. The Ministry of National Security is spending $11.7 million to refurbish facilities at the Canine Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Speaking at a press conference at the Office of the Police Commissioner on December 19, Mr. Montague said the dogs have been properly vaccinated, but are currently being quarantined. Story Highlights The Ministry of National Security is spending $11.7 million to refurbish facilities at the Canine Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Speaking at a press conference at the Office of the Police Commissioner on December 19, Mr. Montague said the dogs have been properly vaccinated, but are currently being quarantined.He noted that an additional seven dogs that can detect firearms have also been bought and are currently in Florida, United States, where they are being trained.In the meantime, Mr. Montague said 833 illegal guns have been seized by the police since the start of the year.The Minister pointed out that over 700 of these guns do not have a ballistic history in Jamaica, “signifying that they are new weapons that entered the country”.“We are working on many fronts to confront this monster; therefore, we are introducing more dogs, more technology and more resources,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgIcebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie has commenced the commercial voyage carrying the first cargo of liquefied natural gas produced at the Yamal LNG plant.The vesse, owned by Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, completed its first Yamal cargo loading at the Port of Sabetta, Yamal Peninsula, on December 8.“This is a remarkable day for us all. I congratulate all those who worked on this project, on this wonderful occasion, the first loading of a new tanker…,” Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, said.“This is an extremely important sector for Russia. This is not just an important event in our country’s energy sector, or gas production and liquefaction. This is a more ambitious project. What I mean is that we are faced with the enormous task of developing the Arctic and the Northern Sea Route.”The event marks “a milestone moment” in the history of the development of the Russian Arctic, according to Sergey Frank, President & CEO of Sovcomflot.“Never before have merchant vessels of such a heavy tonnage been able to operate in such extreme navigational and ice conditions, as the ones at Yamal, independently and year-round,” Frank added.Christophe de Margerie is the first in a series of 15 icebreaking LNG carriers ordered for the Yamal LNG project to transport LNG year-round in the challenging ice conditions of the Kara Sea and Gulf of Ob.The vessel is capable of sailing independently through ice of up to 2.1 metres thick. It has been assigned an ice class Arc7, the highest ice class amongst existing merchant vessels.Christophe de Margerie docked at the Yamal LNG terminal on March 30 after completing its ice trials.Image Courtesy: SCFlast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – First Nova Scotia’s Jamie Baillie, then Ontario’s Patrick Brown, and finally Ottawa’s Kent Hehr.The toppling of three politicians in the space of two days obliterated all other talk around federal politics this week, reverberating through caucus meetings in Victoria and Ottawa, and reaching the prime minister during his trip to Davos, Switzerland.While circumstances around each man’s downfall are dramatically different, they all link to allegations of sexual misconduct — and have prompted politicians of all stripes to take a hard look at what happens behind closed doors.Whether the introspection will turn into better working conditions for women in politics and young staffers, or whether it will turn into a tit-for-tat leaking of lurid tales is an open question.Drowned out by the scandals were developments on mail delivery, opportunities for trade and investment with Asia, and the taking root of a Canadian brand of populism.Here’s how politics mattered this week:OF CANADA POST AND ELECTION PROMISESHome delivery was a contentious issue in the 2015 election campaign after the Conservatives moved to halt it and replace the service with community mail boxes that residents would have to walk to.This week, the Liberals rolled out their response. After many months of consultation and close scrutiny of the numbers, they say they will not convert any more home delivery routes to community mail boxes. More controversially, however, they also say they won’t “put the tooth paste back in the tube” by restoring the conversions of 840,000 households that have already taken place.Not going ahead with the Conservative plan to eliminate door-to-door delivery means foregoing $350 million a year in savings. But the Liberals say they are giving Canada Post new freedoms and incentives to spread its wings and compete on parcels, on remittances, and off-hour deliveries.Does all this mean Justin Trudeau has kept an election promise? Many voters had the impression — from comments made by Trudeau and his team — that home delivery would be completely restored. The Liberals’ election platform promises to “save home mail delivery.”OF FREE TRADE WITH JAPANIn the wee hours of Tuesday morning, as Trudeau was consorting with the rich and famous in Davos and the bulk of Canada’s trade negotiators were holed up in Montreal for the renewal of NAFTA, Canadian officials in Japan agreed to sign on to a massive trade and investment agreement with Asia-Pacific countries.The treaty will give Canada free trade with some of the world’s most dynamic economies — Japan, Australia, Vietnam. But the cheers of joy have been tempered in Canada by concerns about secrecy, and an outcry from the auto sector and dairy farmers.Canada held off signing on to the deal late last year because of concerns about the cultural and auto industries. It came away this week with a cultural exemption in hand.On the auto front, officials point to a side deal with Japan that will protect Canada’s interests. But since that bilateral agreement has yet to be made public, the auto sector and its unions fear for the worst — at a time when the NAFTA negotiators in Montreal are also under pressure to make concessions on auto manufacturing.OF CANADA-STYLE POPULISMFormer Conservative leadership contender and MP Kellie Leitch announced this week she would not seek re-election, and massive new polling and research by EKOS and The Canadian Press could give some insight as to why.During her ill-fated leadership campaign, Leitch did not hesitate to invoke Donald Trump. She advocated screening immigrants for so-called Canadian values, and made no bones about adopting some of Trump’s populist tactics. She finished sixth.Research published this week shows that populism may have a foothold in Canada, but it’s unique and doesn’t exactly replicate forces that drove voters to choose Trump.EKOS Research took polls involving 12,604 people who discussed their opinions on economics, culture, openness towards the world and towards immigration. The polling firm formed an index that plotted the respondents according to how “open” or how “ordered” they preferred their world to be.Fewer than half are on the “open” side of the spectrum. About 30 per cent are “ordered” — feeling economically and culturally insecure. And about 25 per cent have a mixed view.The 30 per per cent of “ordered” respondents is not generally linked to race or immigration. Rather, there is a stronger correlation with education, income and hopes for the next generation.last_img read more

first_imgLNG Canada said that both firms have significant experience in Canada, combined with extensive LNG and mega-project experience. Fluor has nearly 70 years of Canadian project experience with over 7,500 construction personnel working on Canadian projects in 2017, while JGC has experience in construction of more than 48 LNG trains globally.The commitments LNG Canada has made to ensure the project hires locally and within British Columbia, prior to hiring from the rest of Canada, will be executed by the joint venture. LNG Canada’s commitment to some positions being made available for apprentices — open equally to women and men — will also be delivered by its EPC contractor.LNG Canada External Relations Director Susannah Pierce said that selecting an EPC contractor is a significant milestone for the project. She added that LNG Canada is working toward submitting a competitive decision-ready project to its Joint Venture Participants in 2018. The exact timing of the final investment decision is up to the Joint Venture Participants to make, and they will weigh their decision against a number of criteria, including project competitiveness, how the LNG Canada project fits within their existing portfolio of projects and investments, and available capital, amongst others. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – LNG Canada has confirmed that it has awarded the contract to design and build its proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat to the joint venture comprised of U.S.-based Fluor Corp. and Japan-based JGC Corp.In a post on its Facebook page, LNG Canada said that the contract is conditional on the project’s partners – Shell Canada, Mitsubishi, Kogas, and PetroChina – making a positive final investment decision. The company explained that the joint venture will – if the project proceeds – be responsible for directly hiring the majority of the thousands of workers required during the LNG terminal’s five-year construction period.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: After almost tenth day of the dehydration, hunger and with the plummeting blood sugar level the eleven Jawaharlal Nehru University students, who had commenced a hunger strike on March 18 to get the Vice-Chancellor of JNU to listen to their demands over the arbitrary changes in the University’s admission policy, have called off their strike.Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president N Sai Balaji made a statement among the large gathering of the students and J Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association (JNUTA), ” We called off the hunger strike now, on the condition that all the students will support us in getting rid Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderof this V-C and any other Mamidalas in other universities and this government that is enabling them,” However, JNUSU said that they intended to launch a stiff anti-BJP campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha poll in upcoming month to ensure that the existed government would be voted out of power. “We will march to Parliament and start a movement to defeat this government,” he added. He further added that the decision to call off the strike came after a concerted request on the part of the JNUTA’s Atul Sood who read out a declaration – a charter of demands made by the forum of the people of India and the government- ending with a call to end the strike. The decision had been mulled over for two days not, ever since worsening health parameters of the eleven students coincided with a stubbornness on the part of the VC to meet with them or pay heed to their demands. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMoreover, JNUTA in a reading of the Sabarmati declaration (Adopted by the JNUTA National Convention of Universities — ‘Shiksha, Samajik Nyay, aur Sangharsh’ on 27 March 2018), Professor Atul Sood placed the following points; “Public education must be publicly funded. Academic institutions are in a state of collapse. He added that we reject all these schemes and policies and at least 1.5 out of 6 pc of the GDP spent on education.last_img read more