NEW MAYOR MCBREARTY SWAPS DINNER FOR SARNIES

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NEW MAYOR MCBREARTY SWAPS DINNER FOR SARNIES

first_imgDONEGAL’S new Mayor Frank McBrearty gave up the chance of an inaugural dinner – to support the Save Lifford Hospital campaign.The Labour party councillor instead donated €500 to the campaign group which is hoping to win a reprieve after being recommended for a downgrade.And he invited councillors and family and friends to the Salad Bowl cafe in Lifford, opposite the council chamber. Staff there laid on a spread of sandwiches and snacks as Mayor McBrearty celebrated getting the council’s top job….with a cup of tea.He was joined by his father Frank McBrearty Snr as well as Senator Jimmy Harte and members of all the political parties.“The last thing I wanted to do was go out and have a big dinner when people are struggling,” said Mayor McBrearty.“So I made a donation to the Save Lifford Hospital campaign and provided a few sandwiches and tea instead. “The Salad Bowl did a great job.”The new Mayor said he was looking forward to serving all the people of Co Donegal in the year ahead.“I now leave my political allegiances at the door and will work in a neutral environment for everyone in the county, regardless of who they are or where they are,” he said.The colourful politician has been known for his outspoken views in the past.And he’s never been afraid to speak his mind. But he admitted that when it came to his acceptance speech: “I was quite nervous. And that’s because it was a huge honour for me and for my family and for my party. I take my new responsibilities very seriously indeed.”He plans to use his year in office to promote sport as a way of helping to beat or ease mental health issues.“As someone who has suffered from depression myself I know what it is like to take it on and then recover,” he added.NEW MAYOR MCBREARTY SWAPS DINNER FOR SARNIES was last modified: June 26th, 2012 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:Cllr Frank McBreartyLabour partyLiffordSalad BowlSave Lifford Hospitlast_img read more

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Ivanka Trump to inaugurate Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad tomorrow

first_imgThe city of pearls Hyderabad is all dolled up up to receive US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump who will be leading the US delegation for the three day long Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES ) starting from 28th in Hyderabad.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump will attend the inauguration of GES which is expected to witness over 1500 attendees, including entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials, and business representatives from India and the world.Since 2010, the GES has travelled to Washington D.C., Istanbul, Dubai, Marrakech, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Silicon Valley. This year, the Summit will highlight the theme of “Women First, Prosperity for All” and focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.The Summit will focus on four areas viz. Energy & Infrastructure; Digital Economy & Financial Technology; Health & Life Sciences and Media & Entertainment.Telangana government has allotted Rs 8 crore for conducting Global Entrepreneurship Summit which excludes the beautification of the city. Hyderabad has turned into a dream city with lights, artifacts, clean and wider roads and graffiti carved at road sides at important junctions.Telangana government will be hosting a dinner for the delegates at the Golconda Fort on 29 November, Prime Minister will host a dinner at Taj Falaknuma Palace, built by Nizam of Hyderabad in 1894.The five-star heritage hotel, spread over 32 acres has 60 rooms and has stunning Durbar Hall, Jade Room and massive 101-seater dining hall bedecked with Belgian chandeliers, and assorted gardens and terraces.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in the city on 28th November. He will arrive in Hyderabad Begumpet Airport at 1.10 pm. the PM Will unveil pylon to inaugurate Hyderabad Metro Rail at Miyapur at 2.25 pm and will take a brief ride in metro train from Miyapur to Kukatpally and back before leaving for GES.advertisementAt GES Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s schedule will have a meeting with IvankaTrump, advisor to US President Donald Trump from 3.35 pm to 3.55 pm before participating in the inauguration of Global Entrepreneurs Summit at 4 pm.First Ivanka Trump will deliver a speech, then PM Modi will address the gathering, Minister of External Affair Sushma Swaraj will deliver a vote of thanks at the event. PM modi is scheduled to have several one to one meeting with global leaders, dignitaries and entrepreneur at the summit before leaving for Taj Falaknuma for a dinner.At Taj Falaknuma a showcase on Fabric and craft of India named ‘tree of life’ and a live show on the ‘Cultural heritage of India’ will be screened for visiting dignitaries including Ivanka Trump.WHAT’S NEW THIS YEARThis is the first time that women have been the majority of participants at a GES.  Women from 127 countries are participating. Over 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Women will represent 52.5 per cent of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at GES 2017.Overall, participants hail from 150 countries and territories across the world. The American entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem supporters come from 38 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.5 per cent of entrepreneurs at GES are 30 years or younger.In this year’s summit the youngest entrepreneur is 13 years old, while the oldest entrepreneur is 84.SPEAKERSProminent speakers from more than 35 countries would share their insights and outlook for the future of technology, innovation, entrepreneurship.International industry leaders such as John Chambers, Prem Watsa, Marcus Wallenberg will be sharing their perspective on varied topics.Anousheh Ansari, the Iranian-American space traveler will share her experience of what it was like to revolutionize the space industry by opening it to private sector participation.Pioneering woman of South African aviation Sibongile Sambo’s will also speak on her journey from a rejected flight attendant to founding her own aviation company.MIT professors Carlo Ratti and Danielle Wood will share their insights on imminent technology disruptions and related trends in global entrepreneurship.Prominent Indian entrepreneurs such as Anu Acharya who hails from Hyderabad and is founder and CEO of Ocimum Bio Solutions and Mapmygenome and ShopClues co- founder Radhika Agarwal will discuss scaling tech-enabled startups, while leading investors Vani Kola and Shanti Mohan will share their experience with entrepreneurs looking to take the next leap.Ritesh Agarwal, the 24-year-old founder of unicorn startup OYO Rooms; Sonam Wangchuk, a renowned engineer and education reformer from Ladakh and inspiration for the character Phunsukh Wangdu in Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots, and Piyush Pandey, the most illustrious name in advertising and a Padma Shree Awardee, will be the top Indian speakers at the summit.advertisementIn the session on entrepreneurship in sports, Chatri Sityodtong who gave up his career as an investment banker to pursue his passion in sports, will share the stage with Sania Mirza who has brought India laurels in tennis and Pullela Gopicahnd who has taken badminton to great heights.Renowned India chef, Vikas Khanna, will share his journey of founding and running Michelin-starred restaurants in New York.TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE FOR GESThe Hyberabad traffic police has imposed restrictions on vehicular movement on November 28. For Metro inauguration, scheduled at 3.30 pm, traffic proceeding from Miyapur towards Kondapur, Kothaguda will be diverted through Chandanagar, Nallagandla flyover, Gulmohar Park junction, UoH towards Gachibowli from 3 pm to 4.30 pm.Traffic proceeding towards RGIA from Miyapur should take a diversion at Chandanagar, Patancheru and ORR.From Matrusri Nagar, commuters should take a diversion via Sheela Park Pride to Manjeera road. For the vehicles moving towards Kukatpally and Hyderabad from Patancheru, Beeramguda, RC Puram, Ashok Nagar and BHEL, diversion would start near BHEL, UoH and Mehdipatnam.The vehicles coming from Zaheerabad, Narayankhed and Sangareddy towards Kukatpally and Hyderabad should take diversion through ORR at Muttangi.last_img read more

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TCI Tourism Arrivals Cruise tourism up Air arrivals down

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#cruisetourismupairarrivalsdown, #magneticmedianews, #TCItourismarrivals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – There is double digit growth for tourism in the second quarter of 2017, when compared to the same period last year and the spike comes from cruise ship arrivals.   While Grand Turk enjoyed having 53,000 more visitors for April, May and June this year, overnight figures dropped, slightly by 3,215.The TCI Tourist Board released the figures this week and the show air arrivals, were down 2% particular in the month of June where the drop was by 9% when compared to 2016.    Top 10 markets for the Turks and Caicos according to the report, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, other European countries, Brazil, the Caribbean and still leading the way as a source tourism market… the United States of America.The bigger concern though is that the TCI, though still a leading destination is after two quarters for 2017 trending down.  Overall, the country is with a 44% decrease in visitors to our shores.#MagneticMediaNews#cruisetourismupairarrivalsdown#TCItourismarrivalslast_img read more

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USAID Donates to NEMA

first_imgPress Release: BISPhoto Caption:  Hurricane Irma Relief Supplies arrived at Jet Aviation in Nassau, September 14, 2017 from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).  Pictured watching the supplies being offloaded are Deputy Permanent Secretary of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Chrystal Glinton (left) and US Embassy Charge d’Affaires, Lisa Johnson (right).(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 15, 2017 – Nassau – The United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) made a donation to NEMA today, September 14, 2017, of $166,000 in Hurricane Irma Relief Supplies that included 300 plastic sheeting rolls, 1,000 hygiene kits, 2,400 water containers, 1,020 kitchen sets and 1,500 blankets.Representatives of USAID/OFDA along with the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were at Jet Aviation in New Providence for the presentation around mid-day.Chrystal Glinton & Lisa JohnsonUS Embassy Charge d’Affaires, Lisa Johnson stated that a Boeing 767 full of supplies would arrive into New Providence from the Miami warehouse with provisions that would be sent to the Northern and Southern Bahamas.NEMA’s Deputy Permanent Secretary, Chrystal Glinton accepted the donation on behalf of NEMA and highlighted that the US Government has not only assisted after hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew and Irma, but also assists with ongoing local training programs to better prepare for disasters.last_img read more

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