Donegal’s food businesses will be hoping they can find the right combination of ingredients for success when judges from Ireland’s Foodie Destinations visit the county this weekend.Donegal Food Coast initiative has been short-listed as a finalist for the Foodie Destinations 2019 awards and those involved in the county-wide initiative will be hoping they can see off tough competition to take the prestigious title.As well as this week’s judging, members of the public can also play their part by voting online and Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney has urged the people of the county to get behind the project in the public vote. “The Food Coast – Donegal’s Good Food Initiative – was developed by Local Enterprise Office Donegal as a programme to support development, growth and quality in Donegal’s food sector. It is fantastic to see the initiative in the short-listed finalists and to see Donegal Town also in the running.In a short space of time, The Food Coast has become a central platform for establishing Donegal as a “Food County” – a place with a vibrant food culture and food economy and that’s something we are determined to expand upon,” he said.Public voting for the awards opened online on Wednesday 24th July and an appeal has gone out to the people of Donegal to log on to voting page http://www.foodiedestinations.ie and vote for The Food Coast Donegal before the closing deadline of Tuesday 20th of August. Earlier this year the county launched its 2019 list of the Food Coast Donegal’s Experiences and since then the county has been host to a hub of mouth-watering events to delight locals and visitors alike.“Food plays an intrinsic role in the visitor experience and the series of food events we have in Donegal this year, offer a wide range of extraordinary experiences celebrating Donegal food and its champions,” Mr. Tunney said.Add to that the county’s growing array of nationally and internationally recognised chefs, as well as national and international successes and the Head of Enterprise suggests the fruits of the work being done by Food Coast Donegal is really starting to pay off.“The vision of the Donegal Food Strategy has always been to collectively work together to make Donegal famous for food. To make the county recognised as a pioneering region for its approach to fostering and growing new start-up and existing food businesses.We have plans in place for more initiatives to keep this momentum going, but in the meantime, it is, without doubt, a great honour to have been short-listed as a finalist,” he added.The Head of Enterprise says everyone involved with the Food Coast is really looking forward to welcoming the judges and showcasing the best Donegal has to offer. “I am certain the judges will be impressed by our wonderful Donegal food but we will still need the support of the public and I would appeal to the people of Donegal to get behind the Food Coast Donegal in the online vote,” he concluded.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to http://www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or phone 0749160735.Public support could be vital ingredient for Donegal Food Coast was last modified: August 6th, 2019 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:donegal food coast
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in All through the 1980s and 1990s, a small band of North American believers worked to maintain and expand our understanding of residential energy efficiency. These were the pioneers of the home performance field: blower-door experts, weatherization contractors, and “house as a system” trainers. At conferences like Affordable Comfort, they gathered to share their knowledge and lick their wounds.These pioneers understood what was wrong with American houses: They leaked air; they were inadequately insulated; they had bad windows; and their duct systems were a disaster.Occasionally, these energy nerds would scoff at millionaire clients who were more interested in “green bling” — a phrase that usually described photovoltaic panels — than they were in reducing air leaks in their home’s thermal envelope.What I’ve just described is (in anthropological terms) a set of beliefs associated with a distinct subculture. Our tribe had a shared belief: that improving a home’s thermal envelope is preferable to installing renewable energy equipment.Occasionally, a few facts would appear to undermine our belief system. For example, if a disinterested observer noted that a proposed envelope measure had a very long payback period, most members of our tribe would answer that the measure was a wise investment, because energy prices are likely to skyrocket in the future.During the waning years of the last millennium, these North American beliefs crossed the Atlantic and were adopted by a group of academics in Darmstadt, Germany.The beliefs became petrified in a set of rules called the Passivhaus standard.Several factors have changed since these beliefs were first formulated. For one thing, fossil fuel prices have stayed low; for another, photovoltaic equipment has gotten dirt cheap.The (sometimes painful) fact is that it is now hard to justify many energy-retrofit measures that energy experts still eagerly recommend. Moreover,… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Elephants are enormous–and enormously powerful–animals. Upon arriving at the elephant sanctuary in Johannesburg, South Africa, I was immediately informed of the ground rules.The first rule is to understand that the elephants that I was about to interact with we’re not tame animals. They’re not domesticated, and they aren’t “pet” elephants. These elephants have only been trained, not tamed. The training is pretty limited, and the elephants, hopefully, will someday be returned to the wild (where they belong).The second rule is to understand the foundation on which the relationship between man and elephant is based: food.When I arrived at the sanctuary, one big, young, male elephant was running around trying to break the fence surrounding him and three other elephants. I asked the guide what he was doing. The guide said, “He’s hungry. Elephants are always hungry.” It’s true, too. Elephants eat about 400 pounds of vegetation daily.Here’s the rule: As long as you are giving the elephant food, you can approach and touch the elephant. But as soon as there is no more food, the relationship has ended, and you must turn and walk away. If you don’t walk away, it’s likely that the elephant will smack you with his big trunk–something you may or may not survive (and you sign a release agreeing to this potentially very serious negative outcome).The reasons the elephant in the picture above, Kumba, is tolerating me touching her is because she is being bribed by her handlers with food. As long as there is food, we’re all good. But if the food wasn’t there, I wouldn’t likely be there either. And that’s how it goes with elephants.As you might expect, there’s analogy to sales relationships here. As long as you are feeding your elephant what it values, you have a relationship. That value is the foundation of your relationship. No more value, no more relationship. And I would add no new value, no relationship. Once you run out of value you can expect your elephant to take it’s big, muscular trunk and smack you out of the way.QuestionsWhat is the foundation the relationship you have with your elephants?How do you ensure that you continually meet their enormous demands?
As the Indian cricket team set out for Southampton for their first World Cup 2019 match against South Africa on June 5, head coach Ravi Shastri slipped into nostalgia and reflected on his past days.During the bus journey to Southampton, Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal utilised the time to interview members of the Indian support staff for the popular segment Chahal TV on the BCCI website.When Chahal asked Shastri about their journey to the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, the head coach went down memory lane to recall the days when he played the County cricket.”This is my home journey. 20 years ago, I used to be on this road 4 days a week when I played for Glamorgan. So, when I travel through this road, I am being carried away to the older days,” Ravi Shastri said, adding specifically that though those were the bygone days but he hasn’t aged any since then.”I am still young,” the 57-year-old Ravi Shastri said.DO NOT MISS: Chahal TV gets up, close and personal with the entire #TeamIndia support staff. Get a sneak peek into the Behind the Scenes Heroes – by @RajalArora @yuzi_chahalFull Video here https://t.co/fAS01z2rcL pic.twitter.com/XwC1BcyqHvBCCI (@BCCI) May 30, 2019Ravi Shastri played for Glamorgan County Cricket Club, whose home ground is the Sofia Gardens, between 1987 and 1991.The 2019 World Cup went underway Thursday with England taking on South Africa in the opener. Red hot favourites India will begin their World Cup campaign on June 5 in the 8th match of the tournament.advertisementIn 2015, India had reached the semifinals, where they lost to eventual champions Australia.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Eoin Morgan 1st England cricketer to play 200 ODIsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Malala Yousafzai takes light-hearted jibe at India duo after 60-second challengeAlso See
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bundesliga foursome target Man City winger Rabbi Matondoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City winger Rabbi Matondo is attracting big money interest from Germany.The Sun says Matondo is a shock £10million target for Bundesliga clubs.German sides are on red alert and watching Matondo’s contract situation closely.Scouts from Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig were all in attendance to scout the flying winger in the UEFA youth clash against Hoffenhiem and were impressed again.The 18-year-old, given his first cap by Ryan Giggs last month, has 18 months left on his current deal.
Beijing: China’s concern over the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir is “misplaced” as the decision has no implication for the external boundaries including the Line of Actual Control with it, India’s envoy here has said. In his first press conference with the Chinese media after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, Ambassador Vikram Misri on Tuesday reiterated India’s clear stance that the move was intended to be a temporary and transitional provision, and the amendment of the Constitution was purely an internal matter, and the sole prerogative of India. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Ambassador also pointed out that the change was an internal administrative reorganisation and “had no external ramifications whatsoever, and was intended to enable good governance and provide social and economic justice to the people of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, affording them the same rights available to citizens in other parts of India.” He said that it has “no implication for either the external boundaries of India or the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China”. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls India is not raising any additional territorial claims, he said, adding “the Chinese concerns in this regard were therefore misplaced”. After India’s decision to revoke Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two separate Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, China had issued two separate statements outlining its stand. In its first statement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry objected to the formation of Ladakh as Union Territory, highlighting China’s claims over the area. On the revocation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, it said that China was “seriously concerned” about the current situation in Kashmir and called on the “relevant sides” to exercise restraint and act prudently. Misri said, “So far as the India-China boundary question is concerned, the two sides had agreed to a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement of the boundary question on the basis of the 2005 Political Parameters and Guiding Principles.” He said that India’s stand over the boundary issue had been articulated by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during his recent visit to Beijing. India and China have held 21 rounds of talks so far to resolve the differences over the 3,488-km long LAC. Misri also highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion at the just concluded G7 Summit that the “issues between India and Pakistan were purely bilateral and were not international in nature”. “The recent informal consultations of the UN Security Council in New York had also indicated that India-Pakistan issues were bilateral and could only be resolved bilaterally,” he told the Chinese media. It was China, a close ally of Pakistan, that had asked for “closed consultations” in the UN Security Council to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir. About, the forthcoming 2nd informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Modi in India later this year, Misri said similar to the first edition held at Wuhan last year, the two leaders could discuss regional, international and bilateral issues, and that the format of the meeting was conducive to this. He also referred to the expansion in bilateral relations over the past decades into a full-spectrum relationship. “There was a diverse array of bilateral mechanisms as well as progress in many areas. Areas such as increasing people-to-people contacts, exchanges and understanding, as well as strengthening understanding between the media, were important areas for further efforts. It was important to try to understand each other’s perceptions and to look beyond the headlines,” he said. In response to a question on 5G technology, Misri said that no decision has been taken by the Government of India. “Any decision in this regard would be taken on the basis of India’s national interest and not in response to any kind of external pressure,” he said, amidst efforts by the US for a global ban on Huawei’s 5G products by raising cyber snooping concerns. China has called on India to take independent judgement about permitting Huawei to conduct 5G trials.
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic refuses to give up on their Champions League hopes following Tuesday’s first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16.The Red Devils were left outclassed at Old Trafford by a PSG side lacking star duo Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the lineup.The major turning point in the game came in the second half with former United winger Angel Di Maria returning to haunt his old club by assisting Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe for both of PSG’s goals.It enabled the Ligue 1 champions to leave with a 2-0 aggregate lead and hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first defeat as caretaker boss in his 12th match in charge.But Matic insists that United now have nothing to lose for the return leg next month and will be giving it their all to cause an upset.“It was a difficult game for us,” Matic told UEFA.“Obviously when you lose it’s disappointing but I think we played some good football in the 90 minutes and of course in the second half when it was 2-0 it was hard for us.“They had more space to play as we had to risk more, but we have to respect them, they have great players, they are a good team.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We will go to Paris to try to do something. We don’t have anything to lose so we will try to go there to play good football and try to win of course.”The second leg between PSG and United will take place at the Parc Des Princes in France on March 6.For now, Solskjaer’s men will need to quickly recoup from this setback for Monday’s trip to Stamford Bridge, where they will take on Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup.Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are doubts for the match after coming off on Tuesday night with injuries.Next up: Chelsea away in the #EmiratesFACup. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/yLOxIIMrD8— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019
Related Items:andrew holness, Justice Cecil Dennis Morrison, Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Jan. 4 (JIS): An efficient and accessible justice system that is high in quality is being guaranteed to members of the public by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller. “We are determined to invest in justice for our people…Justice must be at the heart and centre of the society. It stands tall as the essential DNA of all that Government seeks to achieve for our people,” said Mrs. Simpson Miller. The Prime Minister was addressing senior members of the legal profession, during the swearing-in ceremony of the new President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Cecil Dennis Morrison, at King’s House, on January 4. He was accorded Jamaica’s fifth highest honour, the Order of Jamaica. For an efficient justice system, Mrs. Simpson Miller acknowledged that key changes in the sector must be made. “This requires synergies between prosecution and defence counsel to achieve the timely disposal of cases,” she stated. The Prime Minister indicated that Justice Morrison’s adept legal knowledge and levels of expertise made him qualified for the position. In his remarks, Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, expressed confidence in Justice Morrison’s ability, noting that “the Court of Appeal will be guided by safe hands.” The Governor-General also emphasised the enormous responsibilities for which the new Court of Appeal President will be tasked with, similar to his predecessors. He used the opportunity to praise former Court of Appeal President, Justice Seymour Panton, for his stellar work in service to the Court. Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness, in his remarks, assured Justice Morrison of his support and also offered congratulations to him. Like the Governor-General, Mr. Holness used the opportunity to thank Justice Seymour Panton for his “sterling contribution” to the Court and implored the new Court of Appeal President to build on the foundation already laid before him. Justice Minister, Hon. Mark Golding, expressed gratitude to Justice Morrison for helping to improve the justice system, particularly as it relates to chairing the Chief Justice Committees on criminal case management and the development of sentencing guidelines. Meanwhile, Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, added her congratulations to Justice Morrison. “The evidence shows beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Hon. Mr. Justice Cecil Dennis Morrison is an eminently suitable candidate for appointment as President of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica,” said Mrs. McCalla. The Chief Justice expects that this year, criminal case management will be fully implemented in all courts, in order to maximise the use of judicial time.For his part, Justice Morrison expressed gratitude for the appointment as well as being afforded the opportunity to build on a court of excellence. He pledged that he would continue to change and improve the Court of Appeal during his tenure. Holness to students: ‘don’t let money stop you’ Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PM Holness inducted to UWI Honour Park