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Even without Clarkson in lineup, Philippines ready to fight in Asian GamesEven without Clarkson in lineup, Philippines ready to fight in Asian Games

first_imgIn a report on ESPN5 citing an NBA source, Clarkson won’t suit up for the Philippines in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia despite the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ efforts to tap the services of the Cleveland Cavaliers guard.“We don’t have word yet but whatever it is, we will represent the country with or without Jordan Clarkson,” Guiao told reporters Saturday after the Philippine team survived TNT in a scrimmage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Of course, we would’ve wanted him to be with us but we can’t do anything about it. We did our best to do that and that’s okay.”Guiao said the Nationals have the players who can compete and serve the flag to the best of their abilities. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Guiao pleased as ‘unselfish’ Asiad-bound PH team clips TNT in tuneup INQUIRER.net tried to reach SBP president Al Panlilio for comment but no response was made as of posting time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:09SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “Everyone’s going to be happy if he’s here but if he’s not, we have a bunch of guys willing to work hard, step up and are determined to represent us in the way that we will be proud so we will fight.”Guiao on Friday named Clarkson, a Filipino-American, part of the final 12, which included Stanley Pringle, Paul Lee, Christian Standhardinger, Gabe Norwood, James Yap, Maverick Ahanmisi, Asi Taulava, Raymond Almazan, Chris Tiu, Beau Belga and JP Erram.Clarkson took the last spot which was initially intended for TNT swingman Don Trollano.But with the 26-year-old Clarkson out, Guiao said he is looking to insert Trollano back into the lineup.“Maybe we can ask the officials if we can still take his name into consideration,” Guiao said. “If not, we’ll be happy with 11.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ National team coach Yeng Guiao isn’t worried about not having Jordan Clarkson in his 12-man roster for the 2018 Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

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Diamond Secondary PTA concerned about health threatsDiamond Secondary PTA concerned about health threats

first_img…threaten to take legal action, protestThe Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) of Diamond Secondary School, East Bank Demerara, is threatening to take legal action — and even protest action — as the body believes the students at that learning institution are being exposed to harm, and even diseases, as food which is being sold to the children is allegedly contaminated by sewage.Diamond Secondary SchoolIn a letter to this publication, the disgruntled PTA members expressed deep worry over several matters that are affecting the students at the school, including this alleged health threat.They are also complaining about parapets which have been destroyed – a situation which bothers parents who wish to park their vehicles as they await their children; and the non-highlighting of speed bumps in the streets, which results in great inconvenience to both drivers and pedestrians.They claim that several letters have been sent to the Education, Communities, Public Infrastructure and Public Health ministries, but their complaints have always been ignored.The PTA threatened: “If no action is taken by your government, we shall initiate protest action, starting at the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) office, and we shall be meeting shortly with our attorney, Mr. Nandlall, to explore legal remedies”.According to the PTA members, relevant letters were sent to the various Ministries before the beginning of the new school term in September. In one of the letters, addressed to Education Minister Nicolette Henry and seen by Guyana Times, the PTA complained of the food vendors who sell outside the school’s compound.The body stressed: “Since 2011, at PTA meetings, we have repeatedly raised the issue of the school’s administration allowing vendors to sell food items over the front drain of our school to children”.It was explained that parents are especially concerned as there is a septic tank which drains sewage directly into that very drain which is in front of the school.The PTA members are now calling on UNICEF and PAHO representatives to visit the school to get a first-hand look at the issues affecting the students. They are even calling for the Head Mistress (HM) and teachers to be investigated, as they accused the HM of accepting money from the vendors to sell outside the school’s premises.According to the PTA members, “Teachers, who can be found everywhere else except in the class rooms, need to be investigated” as well.In addition, the frustrated members sought to point out that Regional Education Officer (REdO) Tiffany Harvey and Region Four Democratic Council (RDC) Chairperson Genevive Allen are frequent visitors to the school, and have done nothing to address the issues.Further, Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Four, Pauline Lucas, allegedly lives in the same street where the school is situated, and the PTA claims she is also aware of the situation and has done nothing about it. (Devina Ramdass)last_img read more

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Blizzards at Canada Day CriteriumBlizzards at Canada Day Criterium

first_imgFour blizzards were racing in the Canada Day Criterium on July 1. Stephen Ferris was 9th in the category one and two race.Pat Ferris was 7th in Master C; Robert Martens was 6th in Masters A and B and Tim Ferris was 8th in Category 5. A contingent of Blizzards are off to the Great White North half Ironman Triathalon this Sunday… Good Luck boys.- Advertisement –last_img

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Cops gain upper hand, but car thieves still busyCops gain upper hand, but car thieves still busy

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Auto theft in California dropped last year for the first time this decade, stemmed by increasingly aggressive technologies to combat crime, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Statewide, nearly a quarter-million vehicles – 247,896 – were stolen last year, but that was still a 5.5 percent drop from the previous year, according to data from the California Highway Patrol. That means almost 14,000 fewer Californians parked their vehicles somewhere and returned hours later to find them gone. Los Angeles County’s drop was even steeper – 6.5 percent, with 66,727 vehicles stolen – while Ventura County saw a 7.6 percent drop. “I think what we’re doing here is sending a message that auto theft is a personal thing for many Californians. It’s a personal thing for us in law enforcement,” CHP Commissioner Mike Brown said. “We want to stop it.” The San Fernando Valley has experienced a 14 percent drop over the past three years – from 9,059 stolen in 2004 to 7,809 last year, according to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau. Officials said the declines are at least partly because of new technology. Owners are increasingly purchasing vehicle-theft tracking or security systems and using devices that lock steering wheels, columns or brakes. Law enforcement officials also are using more “bait cars.” Placed in high-theft areas, the vehicles sometimes are left with keys inside and the engine running. But they are equipped with tracking devices, and cameras inside capture audio and video. Once stolen, the bait car sends a signal to a laptop computer inside a patrol car that could be sitting miles away. Officers track the vehicle and arrest the driver. They can even use remote control to halt the car by stopping the engine. Last year, the CHP made 357 arrests using bait cars. Officials are also using automated license-plate recognition systems in which multiple cameras mounted on patrol cars randomly and automatically scan license plates and run them through a database on cars reported stolen. The systems led to 535 arrests and the recovery of 868 vehicles last year, Brown said. Carmakers have also increased their security measures. “As the new-model cars come out, more and more of them are having anti-theft devices built in,” said Chris McGoey, a private security consultant based in Los Angeles. “Most new cars from midprice on up have built-in alarms. More are coming with key-coding systems. The alarm systems are definitely cheaper than they used to be.” Local jurisdictions throughout California have also stepped up efforts to fight auto theft. There are at least 16 auto-theft task forces throughout the state that combine resources of local and state agencies. In Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors in 1992 authorized an additional fee on motor-vehicle registration to create a regional task force for auto-theft prevention. The task force pools resources from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, LAPD, CHP and other agencies to target organized car-theft rings that ship vehicles out of the country. But Lt. David Moeller, a CHP officer who works in L.A. County with the task force, said even as anti-theft measures have become more sophisticated, so have the thieves. Now, he said, they are using identity-theft techniques in conjunction with car theft. “Crooks are becoming a smarter breed,” Moeller said. “There are a lot of crooks that really know the ins and outs of all these automobiles. Some of them are very sophisticated. We’ve had cases where crooks have created (false) identities for people, including credit histories, and then gone out and `purchased’ vehicles.” But simple methods also still work. Oxnard police said they have had a problem with vehicles being stolen from residents who left the engines running in front of their homes to warm up cars on chilly mornings. “And then they would come out a few minutes later and find their car missing,” Oxnard police spokesman David Keith said. As a warning, the department twice last year sent a team of officers to write $60 citations to people who left cars running unattended in the morning. The team ticketed about 65 people the first time and 60 the second. The department also assigned an officer to work on car thefts. Auto thefts have dropped from 1,039 in 2004 to 614 last year. Frank Scafidi, a spokesman for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, recommends some steps to prevent auto theft. The first – and most basic – is to lock the car and take the keys, even on a brief stop. “People (leaving keys) will run into a 7-Eleven and grab a quick cup of coffee,” Scafidi said. “They come back out, and the car is gone. The list of stolen vehicles is full of 1990s Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords, valuable for parts, but flashy cars are also targets. “If you want to buy the hottest car and park it for hours at a time unsupervised,” McGoey said, “it might not be there one day.” harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723 Safety tips ROLL ‘EM UP: Always roll up your windows and lock the car, even if your car is parked in front of your home. INVALUABLE: Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Always park in high-traffic, well-lighted areas.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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McKeon to chair committeeMcKeon to chair committee

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, who began his political career as a Santa Clarita school board member, was named chairman this week of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. McKeon, a committee member since 1993 and chairman of the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness since 1995, based his campaign for the chairmanship on a pledge to address the “new realities” of the global economy. “The edge that America brings to the table is innovation and adaptability,” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said in a a statement after his appointment late Wednesday. “If we lose that then we will lose not only our standard of living, but our position of global leadership.” Specifically, McKeon has said that he wants to improve the quality of American education, train the work force to adapt to a high-tech global economy and make regulations that are more streamlined and less costly. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The House Committee on Education and the Workforce and its five subcommittees oversee education and work force programs. McKeon succeeds Rep. John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, who was elected House majority leader, replacing Tom DeLay, who faces money-laundering charges in his home state of Texas. “John gave me a good foundation on which to build. We have taken steps to transform our industrial age education and job training systems, but we still have a long way to go and not a lot of time to get there,” McKeon said. “I can’t wait to get to work.” last_img read more

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GAA: UNDER-AGE FOOTBALL, NORTHERN BOARD RESULTSGAA: UNDER-AGE FOOTBALL, NORTHERN BOARD RESULTS

first_imgKavanaghs Supervalu U-15 Championship Div 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Naomh Colmcille Newtown1 – 161 – 4Fanad GaelsPairc Colmcille NewtonPreliminary RoundKavanaghs Supervalu U-15 Championship Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Glenfin2 – 71 – 7BuncranaPairce TaobhoigePreliminary RoundKavanaghs Supervalu U-15 Championship Div 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment21-Aug-2011Robert Emmets4 – 92 – 7Naomh Padraig LiffordPairc EimeadPreliminary Round21-Aug-2011Downings01 – 5GlenswillyDowningsPreliminary Round21-Aug-2011St Michaels2 – 51 – 15Letterkenny GaelsDunfanaghyPreliminary RoundKelly Furniture Minor Championship Div 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment19-Aug-2011Buncrana1 – 50St Eunans BScarvey-BuncranaFirst Round 1st Leg19-Aug-2011Glenfin3 – 102 – 10Naomh Colmcille NewtownPairce TaobhoigeFirst Round 1st LegKelly Furniture Minor Championship Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment19-Aug-2011Malin2 – 50 – 12UrrisMalinQuarter Final 1st LegKelly Furniture Minor Championship Div 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment19-Aug-2011Naomh Padraig Lifford1 – 50DowningsLifford-Pairc Mac Diarmada19-Aug-2011Burt1 – 90 – 4GlenswillyBurt-Hibernian ParkFirst Round 1st LegKelly Furniture Minor Championship Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment19-Aug-2011Sean MacCumhaills8 – 100 – 5Gaoth DobhairMac Cumhaill ParkQuarter Final 1st LegKelly Furniture Minor Championship Div 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment19-Aug-2011Letterkenny Gaels4 – 120 – 2CarndonaghPairc Na nGael-Letterkennyminor div 2 championship is leg19-Aug-2011Termon1 – 163 – 5Robert EmmetsErrigal College Pitch L-KennyFirst Round 1st LegKelly Furniture Minor Championship Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment19-Aug-2011Convoy1 – 72 – 10CloughaneelyConvoyQuarter Final 1st Leg19-Aug-2011Milford01 – 5St Eunans AMoyle Park MilfordQuarter Final 1st LegCrawford Trophies U-14 Championship Div 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment17-Aug-2011Glenfin3 – 82 – 7Sean MacCumhaillsMac Cumhaill Parku/14 div 1 champ shield finalCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment17-Aug-2011Termon4 – 62 – 8Letterkenny GaelsThe Burn Roadu/14 div 3 champ shield semi final17-Aug-2011Buncrana4 – 71 – 11St MichaelsScarvey-Buncranau/14 div 2 champ semi finalCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment17-Aug-2011Robert Emmets2 – 115 – 8MovillePairc Eimeadu/14 div 3 champ semi finalCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment17-Aug-2011Milford4 – 101 – 5St Eunans BMoyle Park Milfordu/14 div 2 champ shield semi finalCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 2DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment17-Aug-2011Naomh Padraig Muff4 – 142 – 5Naomh Colmcille NewtownMuffu/14 div 3 champ semi finalCrawfords Trophies U-14 League Div 2 Section 1DateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment17-Aug-2011Gaoth Dobhair B1 – 50UrrisMachaire Gathlanu/14 div 3 champ shield semi final17-Aug-2011Red Hughs2 – 54 – 9GlenswillyCrossroadsu/14 div 2 champ semi finalGAA: UNDER-AGE FOOTBALL, NORTHERN BOARD RESULTS was last modified: August 21st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL GAA: UNDER-AGE FOOTBALLNORTHERN BOARD RESULTSlast_img read more

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DDTV: GOOD TURN-OUT FOR THE MALIN VILLAGE 5KDDTV: GOOD TURN-OUT FOR THE MALIN VILLAGE 5K

first_imgIT was a festival of running in Malin today for the annual 5k.There was good turn-out for the race – as there was for a children’s 1-mile race earlier this morning.Press Play to see the start of the 5k race.We’ll have all the results later.  DDTV: GOOD TURN-OUT FOR THE MALIN VILLAGE 5K was last modified: July 28th, 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:Donegal Daily TVMalinMalin 5kvideolast_img read more

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ARDARA PREPARES TO WELCOME HOME TRAGIC CONALARDARA PREPARES TO WELCOME HOME TRAGIC CONAL

first_imgThe funeral arrangements for tragic Ardara man Conal Gildea have been released.Tragic Conal will be buried on Sunday.His remains will leave Navan today at 5pm to travel to his family home in Ardara later this evening to repose.His funeral mass takes place this Sunday at the Church of the Holy Family at 11am. Ardara GAA Club will provide a Guard of Honour when Conal’s remains arrives back in the town with people being asked to be in the Diamond at 8pm this evening.Conal’s body was found in the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin in the early hours of Saturday morning.He had been out with friends but did not return when he left to use an ATM machine.   ARDARA PREPARES TO WELCOME HOME TRAGIC CONAL was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 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:ArdaraConal Gildealast_img read more

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South Africa eye first AFCON 2019 win against NamibiaSouth Africa eye first AFCON 2019 win against Namibia

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Buhle MkhwanaziDean FurmanDeon HottoGroup DKamohelo MokotjoLebo MothibaLebohang MaboeNamibiaPercy TauRicardo MannettiSifiso HlantiSouth AfricaThemba ZwaneThulani Hlatshwayo South Africa lost 0-1 in their opening game on Sunday. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019South Africa vs NamibiaAl Salaam Stadium, Cairo Friday, 28-06-2019 @11pm 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winners South Africa will be out to register their first win at the 2019 edition when they take on Namibia at the Al Salaam Stadium on Friday night.The Bafana Bafana lost their first game 0-1 to Ivory Coast on Sunday in a game that they were clearly second best to the Elephants.Stuart Baxter’s charges played only one build-up game ahead of the tournament and physically, they failed to compete last Sunday.Even with qualification still within their reach as there is a provision for a third team in the group qualifying for the round of 16, South Africa will very much want to win on Friday and head into the last game needing to just avoid defeat against Morocco.Against Ivory Coast, South Africa enjoyed very little amount of the ball with not a single shot on target, while some of the decision-making was just appalling.Percy Tau and Lebo Mothiba had very little action up front, while the roaming playmakers in Themba Zwane and Lebohang Maboe have got to do more in terms of collecting the ball from the two destroyers, Kamohelo Mokotjo and Dean Furman.Defensively, we were in a shambles. Sifiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi and Thulani Hlatshwayo all play together at Bidvest Wits, so their schoolboy errors cannot be allowed in two consecutive games. They need to learn from their own wrongs and make amends against Namibia, where they will come up against their club teammate, Deon Hotto.If Bafana Bafana are on song, they could certainly cruise past their African neighbours and take their first step in reaching the next round.For Namibia, they once again head into another AFCON fixture being massive underdogs.The Brave Warriors are however playing without any pressure at all and that seemed to benefit them in their opening game against Morocco, where they suffered a 1-0 defeat, courtesy of a cruel late own goal scored by substitute, Itamunua Keimuine.Namibia lost 0-1 to Morocco on Sunday.Namibia had all the answers to the questions that Morocco posed and had it not been for their own costly error, Ricardo Mannetti’s men would have earned a miraculous point. Perhaps the Brave Warriors deserved more on the day despite creating very little chances.Now, against arguably weaker opposition in South Africa, along with the fact that Wits winger, Hotto, as well as the Highlands Park duo of Denzil Haoseb and Peter Shalulile, Loydt Kazapua of Maccabi FC, Riaan Hanamub of Jomo Cosmos and Larry Horaeb of Baroka FC will be hoping to prove a point and make their nation proud against the country they all ply their trade in.The two countries first met in 1998 and since South Africa are undefeated in the six matches with Namibia, recording five victories and a single draw in the process.The first and the last encounters finished in 4-1 results.Namibia’s head coach Ricardo Mannetti played for his country when they were humiliated 4-1 by South Africa at the 1998 Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso.“The best way to banish those memories would be to beat Bafana Bafana (The Boys). We have never won a Cup of Nations match and that is our priority,” he said.“My players were heartbroken after holding Morocco for 89 minutes and then losing to an own-goal.”Both sides come into the encounter without any injury worries.Morocco and Ivory Coast who both have no points, square off later in the night in the other Group D game.The other games on Tuesday-Tunisia vs Mali @5:30pm-Morocco vs Ivory Coast @8pmThursday’s results-Madagascar 1-0 Burundi-Senegal 0-1 Algeria-Kenya 3-2 TanzaniaComments last_img read more

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Líonra Leitir Ceanainn gains business insights for Irish Language PlanLíonra Leitir Ceanainn gains business insights for Irish Language Plan

first_imgEngaging discussions took place in Letterkenny this week to plan how local businesses can increase their use and promotion of the Irish language.Letterkenny is set to gain new investment to develop and deliver an Irish Language Plan as a Gaeltacht Services Town over the next seven years. The plan aims to get the entire community involved to encourage a positive approach to Irish in everyday life.Líonra Leitir Ceanainn, the body appointed to draft the language plan, held an open event on Wednesday 5th June to gather input from local businesses. L-R: Meabh Connaghan, Evelyn Mc Glynn, Alannah Mc Ghee, Róise Ní Laifeartaigh, Toni Forrester, Bairbre Uí Chathail, Ursula Ní Shabhaois and Cathal Mac Grianna at the Business and the Letterkenny Language Plan meeting hosted by Líonra Leitir Ceanainn on Wednesday 5th JuneMeeting facilitator Ursula Ní Shabhaois from Cinnteacht presented statistics showing how Irish language makes a positive impact on the economy and is a valued skill among staff. She highlighted how Irish language use in customer service and on written signs, packaging and media can give a business an added interest and edge, both with local customers and with international clients.The meeting heard from Alannah McGhee, a Letterkenny-based entrepreneur who co-founded the Beanantees clothing company. The growing business adds modern Irish slogans to t-shirts, jumpers and accessories. Using Irish as a unique selling point, the Beanantees brand is growing in popularity among the diaspora worldwide.Evelyn Mc Glynn, Donegal Women in Business Network and Alannah McGhee, Beanantees, at the Business and the Letterkenny Language Plan meeting hosted by Líonra Leitir Ceanainn on Wednesday 5th JuneSmall and simple approaches were shared as examples of how to influence positive habits towards Irish.Some ideas raised for the business section of Letterkenny’s Irish Language Plan included encouraging Irish-speaking staff to wear a Fáinne badge and placing signs in businesses to say that services can be provided as Gaeilge. Meeting attendees explored ideas to possibly appoint Irish language champions in the community and to work towards an awards ceremony recognising businesses who use Irish.Ursula Ní Shabhaois, Cinnteacht and Bairbre Uí Chathail, Lionra Leitir Ceanainn, at the Business and the Letterkenny Language Plan meeting hosted by Líonra Leitir Ceanainn on Wednesday 5th JuneMaking everyday Irish visible and accessible to everyone was suggested as an important goal. Optional Irish training for business staff and more Ciorcal Comhrá conversation groups around town were also discussed.The Language Plan, when approved, will provide funding to employ an Irish Language Development Officer in Letterkenny to oversee the project and support businesses in addition to other projects.The meeting highlighted the many resources already available to businesses who want to enhance the presence of the language. These include bilingual posters and signage, dictionary books and the Scéim Tacaíochta Gnó by Foras na Gaeilge, which part-funds signage, packaging, websites and printed marketing material that promote Irish.Some attendees at the meeting suggested that the plan should make funding applications as easy and straightforward as possible to encourage more businesses to come on board. Toni Forrester, Letterkenny Chamber and Meabh Conaghan, Enterprise Ireland, at the Business and the Letterkenny Language Plan meeting hosted by Líonra Leitir Ceanainn on Wednesday 5th JuneCathal Mac Grianna and Tomás Ó’Brógáin at the Business and the Letterkenny Language Plan meeting hosted by Líonra Leitir Ceanainn on Wednesday 5th JuneLíonra Leitir Ceanainn Chairperson Bairbre Uí Chathail said Wednesday’s meeting was a positive step towards developing a plan which caters to the needs of the community.Ms Uí Cathail said: “There are lots of possibilities with what you can do with Irish and there is a lot of energy today. Businesses see that Irish brings great value, brings something different and shows creativity.”Líonra Leitir CeanainnMs Uí Cathail added that “the time is now” to harness positive attitudes towards Irish. She encouraged local business owners to contact the Líonra to find out how they can contribute to the plan or to start promoting more Irish usage today.She said: “I think there is a real uplift in terms of people’s attitude to the Irish language. We are hitting this at the right time. We would encourage businesses to get involved, see the potential that is there and to get in touch with us and avail of the opportunities and support that is there from Foras na Gaeilge. We will do everything we can to help them make Irish a part of their daily life.” Further events will be held this summer to gather public insights for the Letterkenny Irish Language Plan. Visit https://www.lionraleitirceanainn.ie/ to find out more about the Letterkenny Irish Language Plan. For more information or to contribute ideas, contact Ursula Ní Shabhaois, Cinnteacht by email ursula@cinnteacht.ie Líonra Leitir Ceanainn gains business insights for Irish Language Plan was last modified: June 7th, 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:BeananteesgaeilgeGaeltacht Services TownLetterkenny Irish Language PlanLíonra Leitir Ceanainnlast_img read more

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