Colombia on 5 November approved merging its stock market with those of neighboring Peru and Chile, which experts said will become the second-biggest stock market in Latin America after Brazil’s. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Economy Minister Juan Carlos Echeverry “signed the decree authorizing the merger,” a statement by the president’s office said. Representatives from the stock markets and central banks of the three nations will meet next week in Bogota to launch the new stock market, it added. A meeting of financial experts headed by Spain’s BBVA Bank said the new stock market will boost overall trading in the three countries anywhere from three to five times the current volume. “That would make this stock market the second-largest in Latin America after Brazil’s,” BBVA said in a statement. By Dialogo November 10, 2010
WITH four matches remaining for the conclusion of the Hamilton Green Knock-Out Cup football tournament, the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden, will come alive next Friday when the two semi-final matches will be played.According to tournament coordinator Lennox Arthur, the two semi-final matches were scheduled to be played at the Victoria ground, East Coast Demerara.However, a venue switch was made as two of the four teams involved in the semi-final round are from the mining town of Linden and another from the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, which is very close to Linden.In the opening fixture from 19:00hrs, Soesdyke Falcons will take on Upper Demerara’s Winners Connection and the feature match, which is scheduled for a 20:00hrs start, will see Police of Georgetown tackle Milerock of Upper Demerara.The tournament which started some months ago saw the organiser and former national captain, Lennox Arthur switch venues and dates, as some of the teams that are part of the competition have engagements in other competitions, which take precedence over the Hamilton Green tournament.The winning side of the final will receive $500 000 and the winners’ trophy, while the runners-up will earn $250 000. The third- and fourth-place teams will collect $150 000 and $100 000 respectively for their efforts.
A CO Donegal man who became a TV hit after appearing on a top-rated show in America has been lucky again – after landing a super new job with a millionaire!Craig Magee was minding his own business while on holiday in Hollywood in September when he accidentally walked onto the set of the Ellen Degeneres Show.The normally chatty host was left almost speechless when the Irish hunk Craig, 25, from Kirskstown, quickly whipped off his t-shirt. Now Craig has told Donegal Daily he got luck again just a few days later on the island of Fiji where he and girlfriend Jayne had stopped off on their way to New Zealand where he was hoping to get a job.“After I left the USA I had a stop over in Fiji for ten days. As I’d been traveling for around three weeks already I was starting to think about funds so I had to get in to my job seeking mode,” said Craig.“So while I was sitting in a bar in a Fiji resort I struck up a conversation with a middle aged couple and funny enough they happened to be from Auckland which was my next destination.“I proceeded to fight my corner in regards to the Ireland rugby team’s performance in the last world cup and tried to make him bite by saying how lucky the kiwis were to beat France but he just shrugged and laughed at me! Pretty justified!! “As conversation continued he asked me what my plans were for when I got to Auckland and I proceeded to tell him that I worked in construction and there it was, BINGO, he happened to be a building contractor with a big project starting the day I was to arrive.“So I spent a few days with them and he offered me work which I gladly accepted.. Job seeking the Irish way is always best! Who needs stress of CVs when gods gave us the gift of the gab!!”Craig got settled in digs last weekend.“I started work on the Monday morning, on a 3 million dollar mansion in the Orakai basin outside the city. Its almost like the Hollywood of Auckland,” said the Donegal man.He says Auckland is a diverse and very clean city. “People are very friendly and helpful although its sometimes is hard to believe you are in New Zealand with such a big Asian community,” said Craig.“It’s been a pretty vibrant atmosphere recently with the arrival of all the triathlon athletes from all the different countries. I’ve tried my best to follow and cheer all the Irish athletes home and I took great pride in seeing Constadine Dohertys’ great performance in the junior boys triathlon. Auckland’s got a massive running culture with cycling being very popular as well. Rugby, of course always gets priority however… So all in all, if you like your exercise, Auckland’s for you,” he said.“I spend most of my spare time getting some photographs and visiting the local islands where the scenery is phenomenal. Restaurants and bars are priced relatively similar to home and seafood is brilliant.“Work in NZ seems to be pretty easy to come by from speaking to others. On entering the workforce all you need to apply for is your IRD number which is your tax number, set up a bank account (which is very straight forward) and the will to work with a smile on your face.Moving to Christchurch is also on my to do list. As everybody knows the earthquakes are a major talking point but I have been reassured that if you allow the quakes to stop you from going there for work I’d be missing out. “Speaking to a Galway man and his girlfriend last week he spoke of the Irish community their and how it reminded him of home. Of course, I asked why and he proceeded to tell me of the Gaelic football and the soccer teams the Irish boys were involved in there and also how the difficult times have pulled people together because they have to. ” Every man helps the next man,he said, then we move next door, that’s how it is. The money is good and you can have all the work you want”.LUCKY DONEGAL MAN CRAIG GOES FROM US TV STRIP TO JOB WORKING FOR MILLIONAIRE! was last modified: October 31st, 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:LUCKY DONEGAL MAN CRAIG GOES FOR US TV STRIP TO JOB WORKING FOR MILLIONAIRE!