Celebrations for Donegal businesses at All-Star awards

first_imgA Donegal restaurant and children’s fitness franchise are among the latest businesses to be presented with coveted All-Star Accreditation.Nancy’s Barn in Ballyliffin and RINKA Ireland were honoured to receive the best-in-class quality mark for indigenous businesses.The accreditation is overseen by the All-Ireland Business Foundation and signifies the highest standards of service and trust. Local entrepreneurs attended a special ceremony in Croke Park on March 12th to receive their awards. Donegal Town businesswoman Sarah Gillespie, founder of RINKA, expressed her delight that the ‘nerve-wracking’ adjudication process was a success.Sarah Gillespie, CEO RINKA Ireland at the Business All-Stars.RINKA Ireland, and its network of nationwide branches of children’s fitness instructors, already prides itself on its customer care and attention, especially to the children attending classes, but to gain outside recognition of this brings a real sense of pride.“At the end of the day, parents are trusting us with the wellbeing of their children – there is no role of greater importance! Now that we have the All-Star, parents can be even more certain of the level of care they will receive as a RINKA member,” added Sarah.“I couldn’t be prouder of my team of RINKA Kids Fitness instructors than I am today. They are the ones carrying the RINKA flag in their area and positively impacting children’s lives every day.” Also celebrating their recognition was Kieran Duey Doherty and his team at Nancy’s Barn. The restaurant is best known as the home of the world’s best seafood chowder, having won the Great Chowder Cook-Off in America in 2017 and additional titles since then.The Nancy’s Barn team at the Business All-Stars.Kieran said he was ‘honoured and proud’ to be accepting the All-Star Business award.He said: “It was a tough 5 stage interview over a few month period.“We are super proud to receive such an award for our wee business Nancy’s Barn Ballyliffin, and of course Ballyliffin village, the Inishowen peninsula and most importantly our beautiful County Donegal.“I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our fabulous staff, family, customer support, who believed in us from the beginning.” Celebrations for Donegal businesses at All-Star awards was last modified: March 13th, 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:awardsBusiness All-Star AccreditationBusiness All-StarsNancy’s Barnrinka irelandlast_img read more

The UK vote to leave the EU will mean higher airfares

first_imgThe people of the United Kingdom have voted for higher airfares with their decision to leave the EU?The vote to leave the EU will almost certainly mean the rock bottom fare bonanza enjoyed by tens of millions will be over for flights to Europe.easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou told the UK’s Daily Mail Tuesday that it’s very possible the routes between the UK and Europe will become more expensive.”It is certainly not my place to tell people how to vote, but it is very possible that — in a post-Brexit Europe — a more restrictive aviation environment would mean fewer flights from the UK to Europe and hence less competition between airlines,” Haji-Ioannou told the Daily Mail. “That in turn would mean higher air fares so that the price of a family holiday to the (Mediterranean) will go back up again to levels last seen in the 1980s.”And easyjet is looking to move a separate business unit to Europe if the UK votes out.At the same time the CEO and founder of Ryanair has been more vocal urging UK voters to stay in the EU.In May Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary told media that being in the EU has enabled cheaper flights for Britons.While Ryanair is based in Ireland, much of its business is from UK airports to Europe.Without a doubt the biggest benefit  for airlines and passengers from EU membership is in the area of traffic rights.Any airline owned and controlled by nationals of EU member states is free to operate anywhere within the EU without restrictions on capacity, frequency or pricing.  This gives customers a competitivey priced choice of destinations and impressive flight frequency to match. An EU exit means customers using smaller airports like Cardiff, Aberdeen, Newscastle and Liverpool could be served by less flights from EU countries and cop a resultant airfare increase as the competition falls away. According to CAPA, the creation of the liberalised internal aviation market was one of the most important catalysts behind the rapid development of LCCs in Europe in the 1990s. Today, the extensive pan-European networks of Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling, Norwegian and others are built upon this free access.Of course, Norway is not part of the European Union, but Norwegian has equal access to the internal European market for air transport, thanks to the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA).Monarch Airines says that free trade agreements within the EU are what made low fares possible and argues that an EU exit would be “extremely damaging to UK aviation and the UK travel industry.”The exact effect on fares and traffic would depend on the air service agreements that results but according to experts one thing that is for sure is that fares will rise. In addition to this, the Pound may also be worse off against the Euro so overall the cost of a holiday would increase significantly. To try and minimise impacts on aviation if the UK were to exit, one option could be that the UK retains its access to the free aviation market by negotiating participation in the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA), an agreement which allows Norway, Iceland, Croatia and other states equal access.According to CAPA, the Agreement provides for expansion of the ECAA to include other countries that are happy with two broad conditions. Firstly, they must be prepared to accept EU aviation laws and, secondly, they must establish a “framework of close economic cooperation, such as an Association Agreement” with the EU.It may seem reasonable to assume that the UK would be prepared to continue to accept EU aviation laws, since it does currently. A similar logic would also suggest that the UK would establish continued close economic cooperation with the EU as Norway has done.Read CAPA’s report herelast_img read more

Doctor’s suicide: three accused to be in custody till June 24

first_imgThe City Civil and Sessions Court on Monday extended the judicial custody of three senior doctors at BYL Nair Hospital till June 24 in the case for abetting the suicide of 26-year-old, second-year resident doctor Dr. Payal Tadvi. Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehare and Ankita Khandelwal, all third-year resident doctors, were booked on May 23, a day after Tadvi killed herself in her hostel room on the hospital’s premises.The trio were sent to judicial custody on May 31 and they subsequently filed their bail pleas. They are currently lodged at Byculla jail. On Monday they broke down in court and told the judge they cannot stay in jail anymore. The doctors claimed that they were subjected to injustice and requested the judge to hear the arguments pertaining to bail soon. Additional sessions judge R.M. Sadrani adjourned the hearing to June 17 for bail arguments and extended judicial custody till June 24. They have been booked under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections under the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.The Crime Branch was scheduled to file its reply on Monday, however they sought some time and it will be filed on June 17. Advocate Gunratan Sadavarte, appearing for the doctors, told the court that under the SC/ST Act there is a provision to provide video recording of court proceedings. He filed an application before the court which was allowed by the court.last_img read more

Nadal pulls out of Mexican Open as hip injury flares up

first_imgRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stunner Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving FILE – Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his singles match against Belgium’s David Goffin on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKACAPULCO, Mexico — Rafael Nadal’s comeback from a hip injury is on hold after the second-ranked Spaniard pulled out of the Mexican Open, saying he needs more time to recover.Nadal was forced to retire during the Australian Open quarterfinals and hasn’t played since. He was set to play Feliciano Lopez in his opening match on Wednesday but said he felt pain during his final training session on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Nadal said “I think this is less serious than what happened there (in Australia). But there is a risk to make this problem bigger.”The former No. 1 still hopes to be fit to play in Indian Wells and Miami next month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNadal won the Acapulco tournament in 2005 and 2013. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

James Harden, Clint Capela lead Rockets over Nuggets

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Gerald Green had 21 points and made six 3s on a night Houston made 22 3s for its sixth game this season with at least 20.“We’re just a real tough team when we’re knocking down shots like that,” Green said.Nikola Jokic scored 24 points for the Nuggets, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.“Give them credit,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “You know Harden is going to get his, but when P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green score the amount of 3s that they made, I believe 13 combined, that’s a tough one to overcome.”Harden had 14 assists, six 3-pointers and scored at least 30 points for the 13th straight game.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s probably the hardest guy in the NBA to guard,” Malone said.Coach Mike D’Antoni enjoys watching the different things Harden does to help his team win night after night.“Whatever they throw at him, he’ll find the best play,” D’Antoni said. “He’ll also find a way to score. He’ll find his way, but he’ll also get everyone involved.”TIP-INSNuggets: Malone said Will Barton (hip) is making progress and could return in the next couple of weeks. … Morris added 21 points off the bench.Rockets: Houston traded Michael Carter-Williams and cash considerations to the Chicago Bulls on Monday for a protected second-round pick in the 2020 draft. The Bulls then waived the guard following the trade. … Chris Paul missed his eighth game in a row with a strained left hamstring. … Eric Gordon missed his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee.WHAT A PLAYThe Rockets led 70-60 at halftime after Harden made two 3-pointers in the last 90 seconds of the second quarter. The first of those shots is sure to show up on highlight reels, as Murray slipped and fell to the court trying to guard him before Harden stepped back for the basket.MAGIC NUMBER?With Monday’s win the Rockets improved to 59-2 when scoring at least 120 points under D’Antoni. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “He did what he was supposed to do,” said Harden, who had 32 points. “He finished. He played extremely well. Played hard.”P.J. Tucker set a career high with seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 21 points to help Houston win for the 12th time in 14 games. Capela had 19 points by halftime as Harden fed him again and again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Whenever I’m under the rim and you put a little on me what’s going to happen is that 99 or 100 percent of the time I’m going to dunk the ball,” Capela said. “This is what happened tonight and I did a great job of finishing aggressive under the rim.”Houston was up by 11 after two free throws by Torrey Craig with about 5 1/2 minutes left before Tucker and Harden made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to make it 117-100 about a minute later. LATEST STORIES Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket between Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley (25) and forward Torrey Craig, back, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — With James Harden getting double-teamed almost every time he had the ball Monday night against the Denver Nuggets, he looked for other Houston Rockets to step up and make plays.Chief among them was Clint Capela, who set a career high with 31 points as the Rockets beat the Nuggets 125-113.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Kyrie Irving drops 17 in return as Celtics top sloppy Nets PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss THEY SAID ITJokic on Denver’s struggles against Houston, which has won nine straight in the series: “They beat us at our place and they beat us here. Last year, we didn’t win one time, so that team gives us a problem, but we have to find a way to beat them and play (better) against them.”UP NEXTNuggets: Visit the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.Rockets: Host Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more