Rohit Sharma reveals the mantra to his successful batting

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 1m5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs79udirWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eopx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1yWould you ever consider trying this?😱vsa2Can your students do this? 🌚1pqngz0Roller skating! Powered by Firework From being a mediocre middle order batsman to becoming Team India’s primary choice for opening in Test cricket- it is no doubt that when Rohit Sharma is in form, stunning knocks will follow. The heavy hitter ended the year of 2019 as the cricketer with the most runs scored in ODI. Along with success in limited overs cricket, he has established as a brilliant Test player. Now, Rohit talks about the very thing that helped him to achieve success- keeping a cool head.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPIn a recent interview, the 32 year old credited being an opener in the red ball cricket worked as a catalyst as he improved his game.The big positive was opening the batting in Test cricket. I was not worried about scoring runs, only about getting that opportunity. And whatever happens with that opportunity, I wanted to take that in a positive way and stay in the right frame of mind.” Rohit told reporters.Advertisement Despite facing an exit in the semi finals in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Rohit had an amazing spell in the tournament, scoring an astonishing five centuries from 10 matches, and was the highest run getter with 648 runs. The most important out of the five was obviously the one against Pakistan- a swashbuckling 140 off 133.The Mumbai Indians skipper memorized the match from Old Trafford: “I know it is a World Cup game, a game against Pakistan, a high pressure game and all that. But for me nothing changes, every game remains the same—whether I play the top team or the lower, bottom team.”Advertisement “I try and stay calm against all opposition. It helps me make good decisions. It allows me to perform, do what I want to do.” he added.Opening up for the Men in Blues in the Test series against the Proteas back in October, Rohit scored over 500 runs in the series, including a blistering double century in the third test. And as the man himself says again, all of this came out of being level headed on the 22 yards.Rohit continued- “If you are cool, calm and composed, the performance will come. That is what I was trying to do before the South Africa Test series and it helped me a great deal. Staying that way helps me. I try and do that every time.”Also read-Rohit Sharma reveals Test success followed after he stopped overthinking his red ball battingRohit Sharma: New Zealand series will be ‘different’ because of the bowling attack we have now! Advertisementlast_img read more

Ann Unterberg: ‘Just Say Yes’

first_imgBy Judy O’Gorman AlvarezAs an active philanthropist and helping hand, Ann Unterberg has supported organizations that help, heal, educate and entertain.In her role as chair for Monmouth Medical Center Foundation’s Board of Trustees, she has been devoted to helping improve the lives of the people in the community.Unterberg and her husband Thomas, residents of Rumson and New York City, have been lending their names, talents and generosity to Two River charities for decades. And Unterberg has no intention of slowing down.“I try to say yes to opportunities instead of no,” she said.Unterberg was born Ann Berninger in New York City to what she describes as “loving and talented parents.” Her father was an aeronautic engineer and her mother a homemaker and the family moved to the Boston area. Unterberg was raised in rural Massachusetts. “I was a country mouse, climbing trees with my brothers,” she said. “But as a teenager I knew city life was in my future.”After graduating Boston University, Unterberg worked with Estee Lauder Companies in Boston and then moved to New York City. “There were few jobs available in the mid-70s,” she said. “I started behind the counter in Bloomingdale’s – selling.”The entry-level job launched a career in sales, and eventually account executive.“I’ve always tried to be friendly with everyone – whether I’m supervising a staff or chairing a board,” she said. “I look at people as part of our team. And although it might be work, we should enjoy ourselves.”While working in retail, friends convinced her to move to Wall Street advising her: “If you can sell retail, you can sell stocks.”It proved true, and Unterberg’s career eventually led her to a position as senior vice president for eight years at the investment banking firm L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin, where she concentrated on new business development and corporate finance, and recruitment of recent college graduates.It was there she met her husband, Thomas Unterberg; they married years later in 1991.The Unterbergs’ charitable giving allowed her the opportunity to leave her job and delve into the family’s philanthropy work.“There is great joy in giving, and a great sense of accomplishment in raising money for others,” she said.“No one could be luckier than me to be in this situation,” she said. “To be able to spend time volunteering when a billion women in the world wake up each day and search for clean water and food for their family.”In New York City, Unterberg served for many years as a trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society, as president of Grand Street Settlement, as well as other nonprofits. She currently serves as a trustee of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and chairs the education committee, and is a member of the endowment committee of the New York City Community Trust, a $2.5 billion trust to grant funds to NYC nonprofits.In addition, Unterberg has always been sensitive to women’s issues. “I was a product of the late 60s and 70s – an early feminist,” she said, and as a young adult became involved with women’s rights and in particular women’s reproductive rights, including Planned Parenthood.Nowadays the Unterbergs balance their time between their homes in New York City and Monmouth County, longtime home to the Unterberg family.“I fell in love with Monmouth County immediately and the love affair continues,” she said.Their Rumson home is home base for entertaining friends and family.  “The house and grounds have been designed with our extended family and our many dogs in mind,” she said. “Lots of bedrooms and dog runs.”And along with that is a list of nonprofit endeavors to help, including the capital campaign for the building of the Two River Theater, Monmouth University and Monmouth Medical Center. The latter two have a decades-long connection to the Unterberg family.It’s hard to miss the Unterberg name at Monmouth Medical Center. Active philanthropists, the Unterberg family has been longtime supporters of Monmouth Medical Center and Ann currently serves as chair of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.“I was eager to get involved with the board because it seems all important that we have excellent health care and a superior hospital close to home.”The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center was named The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in 2013.In addition to the children’s hospital, there is the Unterberg Pediatric Emergency Room, the Unterberg Learning Center and the Unterberg mammography suites in the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center.“During the last four years, we have focused on increased outreach to our patients and to our supporters,” said Unterberg, “as well as reaching hundreds if not thousands of new friends and supporters throughout central New Jersey.”She said she is pleased that they have been successful in attracting several significant gifts to the hospital during this time. “The years ahead will be times of great expansion of our facilities and medical offerings.”Her involvement with Monmouth University also began with the Unterberg family’s legacy; Thomas had served as a trustee and gave a gift to the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing, naming the school for his mother.“Educational institutions are exciting places, “ Unterberg said who first chose to work with the Student Life Committee. “I wanted to understand the students, their concerns and issues and how we at MU could attract and retain students.”She found the experience challenging but eye-opening. “Students today are far different from those of 40 years ago,” she said. “This experience gave me invaluable insight into this generation. I was left with the realization that I was old but could at least understand and relate to the young.”She donned her fundraising hat again when she served as chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee where they secured critical funds for many projects across campus. “But, most importantly we secured funds for the building of the Multi Purpose Center (“the MAC”).At last year’s commencement, Unterberg received the inaugural Jules L. Plangere Jr. Medal in recognition for outstanding commitment to the university in the areas of philanthropy, leadership and support.Throughout her philanthropy endeavors, Unterberg said she doesn’t like to stay too long in a leadership role. “It’s important to bring in new people with new energy, new ideas and new relationships,” she said. “I like to stay involved but in a supportive role.”Unterberg attributes her unspoken motto of “just say yes” for the various directions her life has taken. “I have found myself working alongside some of the most talented lovely people and ended up being part of great organizations and many successes,” she said. “I have no regrets except that I had to decline some requests, and I know I have missed out on many an adventure.”This article was first published on the Scene Page of the Feb. 11-26, 2016 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

PBA teams not obliged to lend players to PH squad for Champs Cup, says Reyes

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Reyes will call the shots for the PH team in the upcoming 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China with the team largely made up of amateur standouts.“This tourney was not part of the discussion with the PBA. To be fair to the PBA, they have no obligations to this team,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogOf the 12-man roster, Carl Bryan Cruz, LA Revilla, Norbert Torres, and Alfrancis Tamsi are the only players who have existing contracts in the PBA, while Almond Vosotros, Jeric Teng, and Gab Banal are currently free agents.Reyes also understands why Alaska and GlobalPort are hesitant to lend players like Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Folayang to defend ONE title vs Nguyen at MOA Arena Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide “The agreement we had with the PBA is if their tournament is over, we can get them. Calvin and Terrence showed up in our first practice, but I told them that they shouldn’t be here and I was serious with that,” he said.“This is a club championship, not a national team competition.”The team leaves for Chenzhou on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBefore any criticism against the PBA is thrown, coach Chot Reyes is the first to absolve the league from lending its players to Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas.“When we put this together, this wasn’t even in the plan,” Reyes said Tuesday during the team’s sendoff at Discovery Suites Hotel in Mandaluyong.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Chicago Bulls stay hot after tough win over Grizzlies on the road

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lauri Markkanen finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Otto Porter Jr. added 20 points for Chicago, which defeated Memphis 122-110 on Feb. 13, a victory that started the Bulls’ success over the last half of the month.“A hard-fought win for us,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said, noting the 20 lead changes and 15 ties. “I don’t like the 33-point fourth (quarter), and I don’t like that we lost the boards (46-42), but overall, I thought our defense was pretty darn good.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOn a key play in the closing seconds, Memphis was taking the ball out with 17 seconds left and trailing 106-102. As Memphis guard Mike Conley tried to use a screen by Jonas Valanciunas, he fell near midcourt and the inbounds pass sailed past him out of bounds. The turnover gave the Bulls the ball, ending any chance of the Grizzlies overtaking Chicago.That led to a postgame rant from Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff regarding the lack of respect for Conley. TIP-INSBulls: G Kris Dunn and F Porter both returned to the lineup after missing Monday’s loss to Milwaukee, Dunn with a migraine and Porter with a left shoulder strain. . Wayne Selden reached a career-high four steals in the first half. … Markkanen has led the Bulls in rebounds 12 of the last 14 games. . Robin Lopez scored two points, ending a string of eight straight games in double figures.Grizzlies: C/F Ivan Rabb missed the game with right heel soreness. Bruno Caboclo started in his spot. … Before the game, Conley was awarded the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for January. .Valanciunas has scored in double figures all five games he’s played with Memphis since he joined the team in a trade deadline deal.MORE BICKERSTAFFBickerstaff’s entire postgame press conference — more than four minutes long — was on the play where Conley was knocked down in the closing seconds with no call. He repeatedly said the team has talked to the league about the lack of calls for the Memphis point guard, but the Memphis coach sees no change in what he believes is a lack of well-earned respect for Conley. “This season we’ve had the same conversation about Mike Conley and nothing has changed,” Bickerstaff said, later adding: “I don’t know how far we have to go to get results. I’m trying to be respectful of the process. We’ve done that all year, and it’s led to absolutely nothing. It’s led to no change.” Bickerstaff went on to emphasize that a player like Conley is the kind of person the league should want to promote. “He’s not the type of person you want to continually disrespect.”UP NEXTBulls: Travel to Atlanta on Friday to face the Hawks.Grizzlies: Face the Mavericks in Dallas on Saturday. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Clear as day, center of the floor, Mike Conley gets tackled,” Bickerstaff said. The Memphis coach noted if the foul was called, Memphis would have gotten a foul shot and the ball back with a one-possession deficit. He later said of what he perceived as a lack of calls for Conley: “It’s maddening.”Avery Bradley led Memphis with 23 points and seven assists, while Conley added 21 points and six assists. Justin Holiday and Valanciunas scored 13 points apiece.In game featuring two teams residing near the bottom of their respective conferences, Chicago carried a 75-74 advantage into the fourth after three quarters with 18 lead changes, 14 ties and no team having a lead of more than six points. Chicago extended the lead to 93-85 when Markkanen scored inside with 5:30 remaining.From there, the Bulls maintained leads of five to seven points until a four-point play by Conley tightened things at 103-100 with 1:20 remaining. But Memphis couldn’t overtake Chicago, as a 3-pointer at the horn by Valanciunas provided the final margin.“We’re just learning, and we’re trying to get wins,” Porter said. “We’re trying to build for the future, and trying to start something new.”ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rafael Nadal tumbles out of Mexican Open, falling to Nick Kyrgios Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) drives against Memphis Grizzlies guard Delon Wright (2) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tennessee— Despite sitting near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Bulls are on a bit of a roll and closed out their best month of the season.Zach LaVine scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Bulls beat the Memphis Grizzlies 109-107 on Wednesday night. The win was the fourth in five games for Chicago, and the Bulls finished February 5-5, the first time they reached .500 in a month this season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

35 teachers now certified school administrators

first_imgThe Education Ministry (MoE), through the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD), has graduated some 35 teachers in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) following the successful completion of the Education Management Certificate Course.The two-year programme was developed to train senior teachers from nursery, primary and secondary schools in the areas of administration and management. It is being implemented in all 10 regions, and aims at enhancing the accountability and competence of the teachers when put in leadership positions.The graduating class on Friday at the St Francis Education Development Centre in Rose Hall TownThe programme is being executed through the Distance Education Unit of the MoE, and the participants would meet monthly to provide guidance for the completion of assignments. To date some 400 teachers in Region 6 have benefited from the programme.At the simple graduation ceremony on Friday at the St Francis Education Development Centre in Rose Hall Town, NCERD Director, Jennifer Cumberbatch, while congratulating the teachers for completing the programme, noted that they are now in a better position to effectively aid in the supervision of education delivery within their respective schools.She urged graduates to work with the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), the community, and the management of the school system in order to move education forward.“The overall performance of our pupils needs to be improved. What part can you play in this as graduates from a management programme? As leaders and managers, we must walk the talk, and that is what will make our education system improve,” Cumberbatch added.She said quality education is a part of the nation’s agenda, while explaining that access coupled with the delivery of quality education enhances attendance at school; and she urged the graduates to ensure that they oversee the delivery of nothing but quality education.“The main pillar of quality education is the capacity of the teachers. Our teachers must demonstrate competence in teaching,” she noted, while urging teachersto be the agents of change.Region Six Chairman David Armogan told the teachers that education is the greatest asset they can possess. He noted that Government would be looking for returns on its investment.“What we found is that we were pushing teachers into management positions without the requisite training. Teachers basically have teaching skills, but when you move to another level, from teaching to management of a school, you have to acquire management skills. What we have found over the years is that there is a deficiency gap between the expected outcome and actual outcome,” Armogan said.He said the two-year training programme was designed to fill that gap so that head teachers can perform more effectively as managers of their respective schools. The Regional Chairman said it is now expected that the schools to which the managers are attached would return higher levels of performance.He said it is now expected that there would be a higher standard of management at their respective schools, and he urged that the teachers will take back to their schools what they have learnt, while referring to the teachers as the most underpaid group in Guyana.In giving the charge to the graduating class, Regional Executive Officer Kim Williams-Stephens said the graduates should not fail to recognize the important role they play in the development of the country’s education system, and she charged them to lead by example.last_img read more

Prep notes: Harden is McDonald’s select choice

first_imgThe Arizona State signee is averaging 18.1 points and eight rebounds a game for Artesia, which will play Dominguez tonight at Gahr High in one of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA semifinals. “James deserves it,” Pioneers coach Loren Grover said. “He works extremely hard and playing in the McDonald’s All-American game is great for the school and for the community. It keeps Artesia on the map and James is added to the list of great players that have walked though our doors. Ed O’Bannon led UCLA to an NCAA title and Jason Kapono has an NBA championship ring. And over the weekend, the list of great Artesia High basketball players officially grew by one. After being selected as the Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year last season for leading the Pioneers to the CIF State Division III title, James Harden was selected to the McDonald’s All- American team on Saturday. “Hopefully, if they continue working hard, (junior) Malik Story and (sophomore) Renardo Sidney will get to the play in the game in the very near future.” Los Alamitos’ Clint Amberry has had his fair share of critics this season for not being overly aggressive. But on Friday night, he answered all of them, and then some. The junior forward had a game-high 21 points in a 49-47 victory over Etiwanda that sent the Griffins into the Division I-A semifinals tonight against M.L. King at Citrus Hill High. “Clint wanted this game bad,” Los Alamitos coach Russ May said after Friday’s game. “People don’t give him enough credit. He’s a soft-spoken kid but don’t let that fool you. He’s a real intense competitor.” center_img It just wasn’t the amount of points that Amberry scored that was impressive, but also how he scored them and at what points in the game. Amberry hit numerous 3-pointers that gave the Griffins either the lead or helped stop an Eagles run and every time he did, the normally quiet kid would pump his fist or raise his arms in a show of emotion rarely seen from him this year. – Ben Villa Girls basketball Lynwood lost to Bishop Amat in last week’s Division I-AA quarterfinals, but the season is not over for Lenita Sanford. On Saturday, the 6-foot-2 senior was the only area player selected to the roster of the McDonald’s All-American team. The game is scheduled for March 28 in Louisville, Ky. – Earl Williams 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

REVENUE ON MISSION TO COLLECT EVERY CENT DURING RECESSION – DONEGAL TAX EXPERTS

first_imgAdvertorialRevenue in Donegal are targeting PAYE workers with additional income they may not have declared, including taxable social welfare, a leading tax consultant has warned.Noel O’ Donnell, Mabel McHugh & Michael Coll of The Tax Clinic.Due to the economic recession and the lower tax take from the business sector, the Revenue are on a mission to collect every cent they are owed, says Mabel McHugh from The Tax Clinic in Killybegs. Mabel says that there has been a huge increase in the number of PAYE workers who are being questioned by the Revenue about their different sources of income including those who have received taxable social welfare such as Jobseekers Benefit on which tax may be owed.She says if you are in receipt of any other income apart from your income earned as an employee you may have an obligation to declare this on what is called a Form 12.From her experience people are of the understanding that if they receive a P60 at the end of a year they are tax compliant. This is not the case in many circumstances as a P60 is only a document summarising your pay and tax details from a particular employment.It is important to note that it is each person’s own responsibility to review their tax affairs and ensure all taxes that are owed have been paid. Mrs McHugh says that you may have been sent out a Form 12 for the following reasons:• The Revenue may have obtained third party information regarding additional non- paye income such as payments from the Department of Agriculture, Rental Income, Dividend Income, Taxable Social Welfare etc.• You are in receipt of foreign income such as a U.K. State Pension.• You have had a gain subject to Capital Gains Tax during the year, for example property or shares sold.When should I complete and return my Form 12? Typically, you will need to complete your Form 12 by October 31st in the year following the tax year of assessment. i.e. For 2013 taxes, the Form 12 must be submitted by 31st October 2014.Her advice is if you have received a Form 12 do not ignore it. You must complete the form honestly ensuring that you declare your income from all sources. In all circumstances it may be beneficial to seek professional advice.WWW.THETAXCLINIC.IE was founded in February 2010 by Mabel McHugh & Michael Coll.The Tax Clinic is the only business in the Northwest that specialises in offering services to P.A.Y.E workers. Mabel says that “while working for over 20 years in the financial services sector she noted that there was no professional representation for P.A.Y.E workers”. With this in mind Mabel together with Michael, who are both members of The Irish Taxation Institute set up www.thetaxclinic.ie and have gained a huge reputation in this complex area of taxation. Mabel works in The Tax Clinic in Main Street Killybegs, while Michael works in their premises on the High Road Letterkenny along with The Tax Clinics third partner Noel O’ Donnell who has also located Noel O’ Donnell & Co Chartered Accountants in the same building.To find out more log onto www.thetaxclinic.ie or call into either the Main Street Killybegs or the High Road Letterkenny.Killybegs Office – 074 97 32055 (Mabel)Letterkenny Office – 074 91 60550 (Michael)REVENUE ON MISSION TO COLLECT EVERY CENT DURING RECESSION – DONEGAL TAX EXPERTS was last modified: October 19th, 2014 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:donegalKillybegsletterkennyRevenueThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more

Creative Donegal companies sought for new TV competition

first_imgAn exciting new arts project is calling on local businesses to compete in a TV series to be crowned Ireland’s most creative workplace.Dyour company have what it takes to be crowned Ireland’s most Creative Company? Do you have amazingly creative employees ready to take the art world by storm?If so, you could be one of 10 businesses sought for the new project by TG4 and Business to Arts. Creative Company is a brand new campaign and upcoming television series that aims to find Ireland’s most creative workplace. Placing an artist within a company, workers within ten different Irish companies will be set the goal of making a fantastic piece of art together.Whether a painting or a sculpture, the workers from all levels in the organisation will be encouraged to operate as a team and make the piece of art on their own premises from concept to completion.Exploring diverse workplaces and diverse workplace cultures, the project aims to reveal how creativity is found in contemporary Irish businesses. Judged by art critics, one company must come out on top.The winning company will not only claim the title of Ireland’s most creative, but their artwork will also be installed in Dublin’s CHQ at the heart of Dublin’s business district for a period of three months. The businesses will be mentored by two professional artists throughout the entire process and working with the companies involved will be Dublin based painter Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide and Liam de Frinse, a Turner Prize nominated, multidisciplinary artist from Belfast.A fun and entertaining teamwork exercise exploring the connection between arts and businesses, you can get involved by registering at www.creativecompany.ieTG4’s Commissioning Editor Laura Ní Cheallaigh says, “TG4 are thrilled to be involved in this exciting and creative project which we hope we really capture the imagination of both Irish businesses and the Irish public. We look forward to revealing the innovative and creative pieces they produce as well as following the businesses and their teams on what’s sure to be an entertaining and rewarding journey.”Business to Arts’ Andrew Hetherington says. “We are very happy to be supporting this project with EZ Films and TG4. Increasingly companies are turning to creativity to engage and retain staff. Creativity and the arts regularly help to enhance teamwork, problem solve and increase innovation within a company. We look forward to seeing each company’s finished artwork and look forward to finding Ireland’s most creative company.”Creative Donegal companies sought for new TV competition was last modified: March 20th, 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:ArtsBusinessbusiness to artsCreativeTG4TVlast_img read more

SHOCK AS JUST THREE NURSES LOOK AFTER 11 DONEGAL CANCER PATIENTS

first_imgJUST THREE nurses are being left to look after 11 ill cancer patients, a report said today.Gaoth Dobhair woman Josephine Ni Chnaimhsi, 40, said she was horrified to discover that just three nurses had to care for 11 very ill patients at Letterkenny General Hospital.Three of them in the high dependency unit, she told the Irish Independent. This morning she told donegaldaily.com that she went public with her diary to show how HSE cuts are affecting ordinary people and the nurses who care for them.“I cannot begin to describe how superb the nurses are in that unit,” said the mother of one today.“But it is a disgrace how so few nurses are expected to care for so many seriously ill people including my mother.“There is no cover when other nurses are off. It is banned by the HSE and this must be addressed because those nurses can only juggle so much.” On one day, Mrs Ni Chnaimhsi recorded: “There are 11 patients here today. They are in six different rooms. Three patients are getting chemotherapy, three are in high dependency care and five patients are either pre-chemo or post-chemo.“My mother has been sick more than 20 times today. She is too ill to reach the bell so if I wasn’t here there would be times when the nurses just couldn’t physically be here and would not know she was being sick.“I keep checking another patient regularly in another room and try to help where I can. This is ridiculous. The nurses are incredible but they are under severe pressure. There has to be two of them when they are administering drugs, and this is impossible.”Today Josephine Ni Chnaimhsi repeated her call on health minister Dr James Reilly to visit the ward to see how her mother and other patients are being treated by just three nurses.“He’s a doctor and any doctor will tell you that what is happening at this unit is just not viable. The management at Letterkenny General need to spend a day there and ask themselves if this can continue,” she added. No-one from the HSE was available for comment yesterday but one hospital insider admitted that the nurse/patient ratio in a number of departments was “causing serious concern.”The source added: “Nurses are being left to get on with it. Maternity cover, sick cover and overtime are all banned.“To have just three nurses on a shift looking after 11 very ill patients is diabolical. No-one can defend that.”HSE West is currently tackling a €50M overspend with €7.5M of that overspend at Letterkenny General Hospital. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSHOCK AS JUST THREE NURSES LOOK AFTER 11 DONEGAL CANCER PATIENTS was last modified: November 2nd, 2011 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)last_img read more

LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION LAUNCH 2014 SEASONAL LOAN

first_imgThe Letterkenny Credit Union has announced the official launch of the 2014 seasonal Loan.Christmas can be expensive time of year for many, and it can be a very stressful period for those trying to balance the books.But don’t get your tinsel in a tangle this December, just contact the credit union today to avail of their fantastic seasonal loan. They’re now accepting applications for the loan, so call in anytime to their office and request an application form for the loan.It’s the same great offer as previous years, for a €1,000 seasonal loan, payable over 9 month variable rate loan with weekly repayments of €26.14 and an interest rate of 4.85% (APR 4.97%), the total amount repayable will be €1018.70.It’s a truly fantastic seasonal offer, and reiterates why the credit union is regarded as the people’s bank.If you wish to apply, simply call to the office today and complete an application form. You will need to bring:Photo IDVerification of your addressLast 3 months of Bank StatementsVerification of Income. Letterkenny Credit Union Ltd is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION LAUNCH 2014 SEASONAL LOAN was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ApplyBusinessCHristmasFeaturesLetterkenny Credit UnionnewsratesSeasonal Loanlast_img read more