first_imgThe kids from Creeslough aren’t afraid to get stuck in.When it comes to looking after their local environment, the kids of Creeslough are cleaning up!This week the children of SN Glasáin, Creeslough carried out a Day of Action against litter.This will go towards helping them achieve their first Green Flag for Litter and Waste which they have been working towards for the last number of years. It was a wet and cold day but everyone was in high spirits as they left the school to carry out a big clean up on the roads surrounding the school.Sitting at the foot of Muckish the local scenery is stunning and the children and wider school community are committed to keeping the school and surrounding area litter free.Some of the other activities the school is undertaking include a trip to the Recycling Centre in Letterkenny and they also have invited Donegal County Councils Environmental Protection Officer Suzanne Bogan to come in to speak in the school.The school will undergo assessment in the coming months and hope to have our Green Flag Flying by the end of this school year. THE KIDS OF CREESLOUGH ARE CLEANING UP! was last modified: November 28th, 2015 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:clean-upCreesloughdonegallast_img read more

SABMiller to build Namibian brewery

first_img7 March 2013 SABMiller is to invest US$40-million building a 260 000 hectolitre brewery in Okahanjda, Namibia as part of its African expansion strategy, the firm announced on Wednesday after receiving re-zoning approval on the 7.2 hectares of land selected for the project. Construction is expected to begin in April and it is hoped the brewery will become fully operational in the second half of 2014. The Johannesburg- and London-listed company said the brewery would be designed to accommodate future growth and expansion. It also plans to invest in warehousing facilities and a returnable bottle packaging line. “The local brewery will not only enable us to make more of our key brands available to consumers in the Namibian market, but it will also make a meaningful contribution to the Namibian economy once it is up and running,” SAB managing director Mauricio Leyva said in a statement. SABMiller has operated in Namibia for over 20 years and began by servicing the local market through importing South African beers. SABMiller Namibia was established in 2010 to house all Namibian operations, and is part of SABMiller’s wholly owned South African business, South African Breweries Limited. It is 60% owned by SAB Limited and 40% owned by local Namibian partners – 20% of which is made up of Onyewu Investments and 20% by three charitable trusts. It has an estimated 22% share of the Namibian market, with brands such as Castle Lager, Carling Black Label and Castle Lite. These brands will be brewed at the Okahanjda site. “Jobs will be created, our environmental impact on the country will be reduced as we shift to returnable bottles, and we will build on our existing programmes to uplift the local community,” Leyva said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Little Hinges Don’t Swing Big Doors

first_imgThis post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet. I’ve been compensated to contribute to this program, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions.Little hinges don’t swing big doors. Strong hinges firmly attached to a strong foundation are what swing big doors.Weak hinges won’t handle the size and the weight of big door. Hinges that aren’t securely attached to a strong foundation won’t swing a big door either; they’ll get pulled right out of theirThe more you ask of a hinge, the more you need it to be strong and firmly attached to an even stronger foundation.You: HingeIt takes a lot to make a salesperson a strong hinge.It requires dozens of attributes and skills (my list includes self-discipline, optimism, competitiveness, determination, initiative, resourcefulness, caring, empathy, and communication).It also takes a grounding in a firm foundation. That foundation is the fundamentals effective selling, not some new-fangled esoteric fad (my list includes closing, prospecting, storytelling, diagnosing, differentiating, negotiating, business acumen, change and consensus building, leadership, and accountability).If you are a salesperson, you know that much is required of you. Selling has never been easy, but it’s more challenging now than ever. Your company expects more of you. Your clients expect much more of you. The door you are asked to swing is a big, heavy door indeed. You need to work hard to grow and improve. You need chops. You need to become a serious value creator.If you are a sales leader, you know you are asking much of your salespeople, maybe more than they are prepared to handle. If you really want strong hinges, you have to help make them strong. You have to help them become who they must become. You have to help connect them to the firmest of foundations.Little hinges swing little doors. You don’t want to be a little hinge. You want to be a strong hinge.QuestionsWho do you have to be to handle what is asked of you? Can you afford to be little?How do you increase your strength, your ability handle a heavier load, produce better results?What foundation is helping to give you the leverage you need? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Adarsh scam: Bombay High Court sets aside Governor’s sanction to prosecute Ashok Chavan

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on December 22 set aside the sanction granted to the Central Bureau of Investigation by Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao to prosecute senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing society scam.A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Sadhana Jadhav ruled that though the CBI had claimed to be in possession of fresh evidence against Mr. Chavan at the time of seeking the sanction, it “failed to present any fresh evidence”.The bench said the material presented by the CBI before Mr. Rao could not be converted into credible fresh evidence against Mr. Chavan. “The sanctioning authority is an independent body that can’t allow itself to be influenced by anyone’s opinion,” the court said.The bench was hearing a petition filed by Mr. Chavan, challenging the sanction granted by the Governor in February 2016 to prosecute the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra under various sections of the IPC related to criminal conspiracy and cheating, besides provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Mr. Chavan had challenged Mr. Rao’s order in the High Court, calling it “arbitrary, illegal and unjust” and passed with “malafide intentions“.Mr. Chavan, currently the president of the Maharashtra unit of the Congress, had served as the Chief Minister between December 2008 and November 2010 before he was asked to step down on charges of corruption in the Adarsh scam.The CBI has accused Mr. Chavan of approving additional floor space index (FSI) for the Adarsh society in posh South Mumbai, and accepting two flats for his relatives in return when he was the Chief Minister.He is also accused of illegally approving, as Revenue Minister earlier, allotment of 40% of flats to civilians even though the society was originally meant for defence personnel. The CBI had earlier told the HC that if Mr. Chavan’s petition is allowed, it would amount to his acquittal, which would render the entire probe exercise futile.last_img read more


first_imgFitness firstTurns out that John Abraham, 39, can do more than just beef up for his own films. He intends to help others tone up as well, with his own chain of fitness centres, JA Fitness. His first beneficiaries would be those buying homes at the luxurious residential Trump Towers,,Fitness firstTurns out that John Abraham, 39, can do more than just beef up for his ownfilms. He intends to help others tone up as well, with his own chain of fitnesscentres, JA Fitness. His first beneficiaries would be those buying homes at theluxurious residential Trump Towers, coming up in Pune. Following the success ofVicky Donor, Abraham has also taken on more films as a producer. Together withhis entrepreneurial plans, he may not have the time to go about flashing hisbutt anymore.Queen bees take a bowFashion cannot do without borrowing some glamour from film stars, apparentat the PCJ Delhi Couture Week held at Hotel Taj Palace from August 8 to 12Madhuri Dixit became Devdas’ Chandramukhi all over again, as showstopper fordesigner Anju Modi. She even mouthed lines from Tagore’s poems and walked intune with Amitabh Bachchan’s rendition of Ekla Cholo Re. All very dramatic andone of her better sightings in recent times. Praise the Lord.Designers Ashima-Leena cannot get enough of Sharmila Tagore. They sent herdown the ramp as their trump card at couture week last year, and repeated heragain. Going by how happy the orange sari and jacket made Sharmila, we won’task why. But did she also pick something for the Saif-Kareena wedding?Sridevi has caught the fancy of designer Sabyasachi after he styled her lookin Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish. So much so that he didn’t want to wait tillthe end to send her down the ramp. Instead, she kickstarted the show andaccompanied him on the runway at the onset. If that isn’t a new muse, what is?advertisementTiny cholis aren’t new to Katrina Kaif, but she teamed it with anover-the-top heavy gold bridal lehenga, as the showstopper for Manish Malhotra.Good thing she has been training to get tougher. With Ek Tha Tiger taking off sowell, a lehenga shouldn’t wear her down.Reality overdose VJ Pooja Misrra wanted to auction her Bigg Boss 5 oufits.Thankfully, the plan was shelved before it took off. Who would even want those?Royal touch Queen of Bhutan Jetsun Pema was designer Manav Gangwani’s guestof honour, and sat in the front row in a black gown.Show piece Actor Alia Bhatt was on Karan Johar’s arm in a tiny frock. Shewent all out to preen for the cameras. Back to businessLong before Hazel Keech came along, another British model, Hazel Crowney,27, was already entertaining us with item numbers. She is at it again,romancing Ravi Kishan in Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal. Manish Vatsalya’s Bihar-basedgangster film ends Crowney’s two-year break. She did her first full-fledgedrole in Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar in 2007, but her film journey was cut short whenMumbai politician Raj Thackeray decided to rid the film industry of foreignactors, saying they were stealing local jobs. She must really like it here tohave come back.It’s after midnight in India now, so Happy Independence Day from New York!Saleem Sinai would be 65…and gets to be in a movie at last!-Salman Rushdie. Caught on cameraComposer Anirudh Ravichander, 22, is making music of a different kind.Pictures of his liplock with Tamil singer-actor Andrea Jeremiah, 27, are goingviral on social networking sites, almost as quickly as Kolaveri Di didearlier this year, in March. He has been roped in to score music for BejoyNambiar’s David, but Jeremiah is far ahead, with several acting and singingcredits to her name. Doesn’t look like disparate fame will keep them apart.I have always felt that entertainment and sports are two factors that arelooked upon somewhat frivolously in the building of a nation. But both theseentities bring the nation fame -Amitabh Bachchan Feisty pranksterSumona Chakravarti, 24, the feisty Natasha of the TV series Bade AchheLagte Hain, has an ace up her sleeve. She has managed a spot in AnuragBasu’s Barfi!, releasing on September 14, as Ileana D’Cruz’s friend. Sheisn’t new to films though, having worked as a child actor in Mann and Vidyarthi.But nothing half as exciting as playing silly tricks on Ranbir Kapoor’scharacter in the film. Packing a punchVery few can get away with punching Salman Khan. Gavie Chahal, 31, does,during a fight scene in Ek Tha Tiger, where he plays an ISI agent. HisBollywood debut has come after a long wait. He came to Mumbai in 2005 andstarted acting in television serials, most notably as Shivendu Kaushik in MrsKaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein on Zee tv. “Now I’m open to good work inBollywood,” he says.advertisement Little champOf all the tiny tots dancing their hearts out on Dance India Dance Li’lMasters Season 2, 13-year-old Faisal Khan has emerged the winner. The sonof an autorickshaw driver in Mumbai, he is a Class VIII student at Meera’sAcademy in the city. Khan also has clear plans for the Rs 10 lakh prize money.”I intend to buy my dad a new autorickshaw so that he does not ride one onlease any longer. My parents have supported me despite all odds and I will doanything to look after their needs with my abilities.” Aww.Tweet of the WeekIt’s after midnight in India now, so Happy Independence Day from New York! Saleem Sinai would be 65…and gets to be in a movie at last!-Salman RushdieQuote of the Week I have always felt that entertainment and sports are two factors that are looked upon some what frivolously in the building of a nation. But both these entities bring the nation fame. Amitabh Bachchanlast_img read more