Finn Valley Centre to host health and wellbeing event

first_imgA Health and Wellbeing Event is being held on the evening on Thursday June 29th from 7.00 – 10.00 in the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar.It is a FREE event open to everyone of all ages that aims to showcase what is available in our local community to promote a healthy lifestyle.Get a free health check, dental advice, sample some alternative therapies, enjoy some healthy food tastings, find out about community activities or take part in some fitness demos and advice. The event is being organized by the Finn Valley Community Health Forum in association with the Finn Valley Centre.Finn Valley Centre to host health and wellbeing event was last modified: June 21st, 2017 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:finn valleyhealth and wellbeingStranorlarlast_img read more

Roland-Jones hat-trick gives Middlesex County Championship title

first_imgOne of the most thrilling climaxes to an English County Championship saw Middlesex prevail in a three-way fight for the title on the final day of the season, denying Australian Jason Gillespie a third straight crown to end his spell as Yorkshire coach.Toby Roland-Jones completed a hat-trick to clinch Middlesex a 61-run victory over Yorkshire in a winner-takes-all match at Lord’s on Friday. Set 240 to win off 40 overs following a Middlesex declaration, Yorkshire was dismissed for 178 off 35.2 overs as late-afternoon shadows fell at the Home of Cricket.Middlesex finished the 16-game season unbeaten and became English champions for the first time since 1993. Somerset would have won a first title in its history had the Middlesex-Yorkshire game finished as a draw, and all three possible results were realistically on with half an hour left at Lord’s.Having seen their team clinch victory in its final game on Thursday, Somerset’s supporters watched from the County Ground in Taunton as their title rivals conspired to ensure the championship would likely be decided at Lord’s.”We bounced some ideas around about what’s a reasonable chase,” Gillespie said, about the negotiations between Middlesex and Yorkshire regarding the size of Yorkshire’s final-day target. “There was toing and froing, all sorts of numbers being thrown around there … It was a fantastic afternoon of cricket.”Gillespie is returning Down Under to be with his family and continue his coaching role at Adelaide Strikers in Australia’s Big Bash.The former Australia paceman took over as Yorkshire coach in 2011, leading the team out of the second division and to back-to-back English titles to extend its national-record haul to 33.advertisementHe came within a whisker of a third, only for Roland-Jones to finish Yorkshire with three wickets from his final three balls, completing his 10-wicket haul in the process.”I think I’ve lost about three years of my life,” said Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser, a former England bowler who was in the last Middlesex team to win the county championship title.last_img read more

‘Produce Local and Export Global’ – Metry Seaga

first_img Mr. Seaga said that manufacturing is showing positive signs with good growth numbers each quarter. Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) President, Metry Seaga, has charged manufacturers and exporters to “produce local and export global”.He was speaking at the JMEA awards gala held on Saturday (October 6) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Mr. Seaga said that manufacturing is showing positive signs with good growth numbers each quarter.“I personally am very bullish on our little island and what it can do on the international stage in the business of music, the arts, sports, manufacturing and exports… . There is a whole world out there, a big lucrative market. Let us resolve to continue to be a part of the solution to make Jamaica a superstar for all to look at and envy,” he noted.Mr. Seaga told the gathering that manufacturers and exporters are contributing positively to the development of Jamaica through job creation; training unskilled persons; supporting professionals such as nurses, police and teachers; cleaning up the environment and other corporate social activities.During the awards ceremony, the Seprod Group of Companies walked away with the major awards for the evening – the Governor General’s Award for Exporter of the Year 2017, the Governor General’s Award for Manufacturer of the Year, and the Prime Minister’s Award for Large Champion Exporter.Other winners were Bureau of Standards Jamaica, which received the Pauline Gray Award for Best Support Service; Red Stripe, the Energy Efficiency Award and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award; Crafton Holdings Limited, the Nicola Gordon Rowe Buy Jamaican Award; ARC Limited, the Quality and Standards Award; J Wray & Nephew Limited, the Robert Lightbourne Award for Productivity and Competitiveness; Your True Shade Cosmetics, the Ambassador Peter King Award for New Exporter of the Year; Crafton Holdings, the Ray Hadeed Award for Best Micro, Small and Medium-sized Manufacturing Enterprise; and Newport Fersan, the Charles Henderson Award for Breakthrough Product of the Year.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams; and Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, were among the specially invited guests at the event.Mrs. Williams handed over the Prime Minister’s Award for Large Champion Exporter on behalf of the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) President, Metry Seaga, has charged manufacturers and exporters to “produce local and export global”. Story Highlights He was speaking at the JMEA awards gala held on Saturday (October 6) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. last_img read more

Reliance Infra to exit road business may sell entire portfolio to ease

first_imgReliance Infrastructure is nearing a deal to sell all of its road projects to Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management firm. The sale is a part of the company’s strategy to restructure its heavy debt by exiting from capital intensive businesses like road construction.The deal, estimated to be Rs. 8000 crore, had reached an exclusive negotiation phase, and a definitive sale agreement could possibly be signed in August, sources told the Economic Times.Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure is also one of the National Highway Authority of India’s (NHAI) biggest concessionaire with concession period ranging from 18 to 30 years. With 11 road projects spanning 1,000 km across India’s seven key states, the projects also encompass cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Gurgaon, Pune and others mostly located on high traffic urban corridors.The news daily noted that the ADAG’s infra business had invested around Rs. 7,500 crore to Rs. 8,000 crore on the complete road assets.The company’s road business earned Rs. 653 crore in revenue in 2016 and is slated to touch Rs. 900 crore in 2017 when all the 11 projects complete a year of operation. Though all its road assets are revenue generating at present, the company sits on Rs. 5,000 crore debt. Estimated investments for the entire portfolio of roads is between Rs. 7,500 crore to Rs. 8,000 crore.For Brookfield, the assets are worthy investments as they fall under its core sectors of property, infrastructure, power and private equity. The company’s India head noted that “the assets themselves are not stressed, but are world class. They just happen to belong to businesses that are stressed” in India.With the sale of road business, Reliance Infra’s standalone debt is expected to ease, helping the company focus on high return of equity areas like defence manufacturing and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) businesses.As of March 31, the company’s standalone debt was Rs.15,500 crore, while its consolidated debt was Rs. 25,000 crore.last_img read more

Hasina says AL wants free fair polls next time

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. Photo: BSSRenewing her vow to further strengthen the foundation of democracy, prime minister and Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said AL wants the next general election to be held in a free and impartial manner.”We want that the next (national) polls will be staged in a free and neutral manner as we made a struggle for establishing voting rights of the people,” she said.Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, was addressing a joint meeting of the party’s advisory council and central working committee at her official Ganabhaban residence in the city this evening.The prime minister said her party wants to give democracy an institutional shape by protecting voting rights of the people.”Our goal is to further consolidate the foundation of democracy and none can snatch the fundamental rights of the people in future … we want to do whatever is necessary to achieve the target,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said that her party wants that the people will exercise their voting rights freely, neutrally and without fear, which is their constitutional and basic rights.”If this system can be ensured in the country there will be a transparency and accountability of all, while the rights of the people will be established … and we want that,” she said.Pointing out the introduction of transparent ballot box and preparing a flawless voter list with photographs, Sheikh Hasina said these were introduced following the proposal of the Awami League.About the electronic voting machine (EVM), she said many countries of the world are using EVM where a voter can cast one vote.”Before the 2008 polls, Awami League also proposed for using EVM in the polls and it was used in some elections on an experimental basis,” she said, adding, “If this system comes, we want that also.”Mentioning that various by-polls and local government elections were held in a free, fair and impartial manner, the prime minister said her government didn’t obstruct or change the results of the polls or didn’t torture the people.In this regard, the AL president mentioned that BNP candidates won in many local government elections. “In four city corporations elections all BNP candidates became victorious,” she said.last_img read more