Ginebra, NLEX turn back rivals

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The loss was the first in two games for the Hotshots, whose top gunner, Paul Lee, was shackled all night long by the unforgiving Ginebra defense.“I thought we played Paul Lee very, very well. He is so scary, he is so talented and I have a lot of respect for that guy,” Cone said as Lee finished with just 16 points after tossing in 30 against Alaska last Wednesday.“We prepared really hard for him [defensively],” Cone said.Meanwhile, with another impressive collection of all-around numbers, Kiefer Ravena keyed a 115-104 NLEX victory over shorthanded GlobalPort in the curtain raiser.Capping a 20-point night with a breakaway slam, Ravena also finished with five rebounds, four steals and a couple of assists while going error-free in almost 30 minutes as the Road Warriors won a second straight game while slowly coming to terms as to who their franchise player will be.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball03:13Robredo pushes back, asks what’s the real figure on drug war02:14Carpio 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone BOCAUE, BULACAN —Flexing his biceps after overpowering two defenders for a short stab and drawing a foul to boot, Greg Slaughter completed a three-point play to cap a dominating performance inside that practically announced how ready Barangay Ginebra is to challenge the PBA Philippine Cup kingpin of the last three seasons.Despite having to deal with a constant double- or even triple-team defenses, Slaughter finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks and led the Gin Kings to a pretty impressive handling of Magnolia, 89-78, Monday night at Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson More than winning their debut against one of the teams listed as a favorite here, the Kings showed that they have the manpower to challenge powerhouse San Miguel Beer and end the Beermen’s stranglehold of what has been the most important tournament of the season.“This is really his conference and he is the only match [one-on-one] for June Mar (Fajardo, the San Miguel cornerstone and reigning four-time MVP),” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said in praise of his 7-foot center. “And don’t forget that two years ago, he was leading this conference in scoring and rebounding before he decided to have surgery.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThere were three others who tossed in twin digits for the Kings, with LA Tenorio coming up with another splendid quarterbacking effort with 15 points and the last of his six assists going to Japeth Aguilar for a two-handed alley-oop slam that was wildly appreciated by the crowd of more than 22,500.Aguilar, Cone’s athletic 6-foot-9 power forward, scored 12 like Jervy Cruz, who came off the bench. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson What a year for Ceres LATEST STORIES MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It was a much better game that NLEX played, compared to its shaky win in its season debut a couple of nights back against lightly regarded KIA Picanto.And it was also helped by the fact that the Batang Pier, again under the guidance of Pido Jarencio, played without top gun and national team standout Terrence Romeo.NLEX coach Yeng Guiao readily admitted as much.“We were lucky that Terrence did not play,” Guiao said in Filipino. “Against only Stanley (Pringle), he was more than a handful. What more had Terrence played?”Guiao, though, stressed the importance of getting the right chemistry to avoid something like what happened against the Picanto.“We just gave ourselves a nice Christmas Day gift [and] we have a two-week break, but we will keep practicing through the rest of the holidays,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

3 Liberians Get ‘Impact’ Awards

first_imgThree Liberians have received awards for making a difference in the lives of underprivileged people in the country.Those awarded were Barkue Tubman Zawolo, Steven B. Lavalah and Stephenie Duncan.These Liberians received the award at the second annual charity program of the Checago Bright Foundation (CBF).The program was held Saturday, April 12, at the Paynesville City Hall, outside Monrovia and was attended by scores of government officials and well-wishers.CBF is a non-governmental organization that is engaged in community initiative in the country. The organization met on Saturday to highlight its accomplishments and to honor community leaders for their roles in helping less fortunate Liberian citizens in realizing their potentials.Speaking at the program, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CBF, Checago Bright- Sawo said that his organization was not only into community development but was involved in recognizing the efforts of other Liberians citizens, who are lifting the life of others.“We recognized the contributions of others who are doing something welcoming in the communities as a way of bringing their works to the public. This is all about transforming our nation to a better one,” he said.He said that in 2013, they were able to undertake projects, such as the construction of a modern latrine, provide safe drinking water, among other things.“The CBF intends to also generate resources for the upcoming 2014 projects in Liberia. The project has already started in Bong and Margibi Counties,” he disclosed.   Responding to the honor at the program, the head of the African and American Women for Peace (AAW Peace), Barkue Tubman-Zawolo said she and her fellow awards recipients were committed in making the difference in the lives of youths in the community.“Our goal is to experiment with young women to empower them economically. We believe that young girls when empower can develop their own plan to reduce poverty and stop depending on others,” she said.AAW Peace is a youth promotion program that endeavors to empower the youths to achieve their goals. According to her, young girls in Liberia need the opportunity to develop their potentials for better exposure.“As many of our young Liberian females are lacking of outside exposure, we recently send two of our young ladies abroad to attend leadership conference that will educate them,” she added.She disclosed that they have opened a library in Totota, Bong County that will carter to will help solve the research needs of students, adding that these initiatives are supported by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other philanthropists.Also speaking, the executive director of the Youth Exploring Solutions (YES), Steven B. Lavallah, said that he was highly proud of the award.“Growing up, I have always dreamed of making impact in the lives of people. I started volunteering at the age of 7 in my community. We wanted to take action that every Saturday we went into the community to engage in cleaning up.”“In 2007, I really wanted to make impact of the lives of others so we established an organization to reach the lives of others. This was a very difficult task at the beginning when I stated mobilizing young people of like mind. Our organization makes sure that young people’s problem-solvers as well as critical thinkers.”For her part, Ms. Stephanie Duncan, founder and CEO of the Association of the Advancement of Liberians Girls said that she humbled of the honor.“The association comprises of a small group of Liberian females working to make a difference. We do not have big donors but we usually find our own money to support.Ms. Duncan said that her organization was involved in guiding girls against sexual exploitation and providing reading opportunities.“What is most important to us is to create reading program and guild girls against sexual exploitation through awareness. We are intending to create more recreational education for our children.Meanwhile, in her key note address, the Chairperson of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), Angelique Weeks stressed the need for Liberians to get involved in community services.“Happiness is what many of your citizens need and so it is incumbent upon all of us in this country to contribute to the wellbeing of others,” she cautioned.She mentioned that Liberians will not move forward if they are not willing to serve one another.Madam Weeks used the occasion to thank all those Liberians who are involved in in making the lives of other citizens better.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trio who threatened to kill President to be charged this week

first_imgThree persons who were arrested for threatening the life of President David Granger are expected to be slapped with criminal charges in this week.This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Department on Sunday. “Yes, they will definitely be charged,” a rank stated. However, the rank disclosed that the exact day of arraignment has not been finalised.President David GrangerThe trio, inclusive of a 65-year-old pensioner, was detained by Guyana Police Force (GPF) ranks last week for several calls made to a hotline where they threatened the life of President Granger. The calls were received and recorded by the recently-initiated 911 emergency system at Brickdam on March 20, 2018.This is not the first instance in which a citizen has been charged for similar crimes. Back in 2016, 52-year-old Safoora Salim of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was charged for using Facebook to issue threatening and derogatory statements against the Head of State.last_img read more

Man drops gun, ammo after seeing Police

first_imgPolice are now hunting a male who reportedly managed to evade them on Thursday after dropping a parcel containing a pistol and several live rounds of ammunition along the Mabura Trail, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).According to information received, ranks in the E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) were conducting an exercise at Mabura and about 14:15h, a male was seen approaching on a motorcycle.Upon seeing the ranks, the suspect reportedly dropped a taped parcel, turned his motorcycle around and sped away. Ranks attempted to pursue him, but to no avail.The parcel was retrieved and upon checking, it was found to contain a 9mm Taurus Pistol and four live matching rounds of ammunition. The weapon was lodged as the Police continue their hunt for the rider.last_img read more

Site C Construction Schedule for September 1st – September 15th, 2019

first_img85th Avenue Conveyor• Testing of the conveyor system has begun.• Work will use heavy machinery, resulting in noise, dust and vibration. Typical work hours are 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. Road sweeping and dust suppression will occur.Highway 29• Noxious weed inventory and treatment may occur along Highway 29 and in Wuthrich, Portage Mountain, and West Pine quarries.• Construction will continue at Cache Creek West. This will include grading, road construction, and drainage work.• Geotechnical investigations will occur near Lynx Creek.Advertisement • Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas: main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation. Activities include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. Tower and mobile cranes will be used.• Transmission line work may occur on the 138 kV right-of-way within the dam site.• Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River.• Construction activities will continue. This could include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. We will use the tower and mobile cranes.Advertisement • Site drainage at Cache Creek East will take place.• Archaeological studies will take place at Lynx Creek, Farrell Creek and Dry Creek.• Portage Mountain Quarry development will continue, including haul road construction, rock blasting and rip rap production.• Visit our website for more Highway 29 schedules, maps and construction updates.Reservoir area• New: Construction will begin on a causeway to an island in the Peace River. Boaters are asked to stay clear of the work area.Advertisement • Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations will continue.• Road construction will continue in preparation for clearing on the south bank of the eastern reservoir.• Archaeological investigations may occur in support of reservoir access road design and construction.• Clearing on the north bank and south banks of the eastern reservoir has resumed, including areas in the middle reservoir east of Halfway River.Transmission works• Transmission line construction will continue. This includes helical pile foundation installation, testing and welding, and tower assembly.• Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to the transmission corridor.• Clearing activities may occur. This includes selective hand-falling and hauling logs to local mills. Wood waste will be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or hauled off-site.• Road construction will occur in various locations on the transmission line right-of-way. This includes but is not limited to the Peace Canyon and Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas.Other areas• Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements.• Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. We will transport material by rail to the dam site and by truck to Highway 29.WHAT TO EXPECTWork will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect:Traffic – please use caution and obey safety signage• Old Fort Road• Near Gate A to the dam site, drivers may encounter loose gravel and increased commercial traffic.• Gravel sections have developed near 85th Avenue.• Overnight deliveries of penstock pipes along Old Fort Road will result in rolling road closures and traffic delays. Deliveries will occur every one or two weeks.• Due to equipment delivery, there may be occasional short road closures along Old Fort Road from Tahltan Road to Gate B.• Highway 29: Construction-related equipment will travel along Highway 29. Visit drivebc.ca for the latest traffic advisories.• Other areas: Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas, using public and resource roads.Equipment• Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. Please stay clear of the work areas.• Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works.Noise and vibration• Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Pile driving may take place near the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands.Other• During noxious weed inventories, crews will travel through areas to capture data. Areas, where herbicide has been applied, will be signposted.• Please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are identified with signage and markings FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The following outlines the construction details for the Site C project for September 1st – 15th, 2019.Dam site area – north bank and south bank• Construction has started on a chain-up area for project vehicles on Old Fort Road, near the entrance to Site C at Gate B.• Noxious weed inventory and treatment will occur in the main civil works area, on the banks of the Peace River.- Advertisement -• Large sections of penstock pipe will be transported along Old Fort Road. This requires occasional overnight rolling closures, with short delays to traffic. Check our website for upcoming deliveries.• Construction of a wash station to limit the migration of invasive species continues.• Contractors will continue to move equipment and materials to the site. This includes deliveries by rail and road.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mancini eyes Italy job as Zenit confirm exit

first_img0Shares0000Tipped to take over Italy Roberto Mancini is edging towards an exit from Zenit a © AFP / ROBERT MICHAELSaint Petersburg, Russian Federation, May 13 – Roberto Mancini quit as Zenit Saint Petersburg coach on Sunday, saying he now felt free to open talks with Italy over the vacant national team job.Mancini was said to have reached agreement to become the next Italy coach last Tuesday, Gazzetta dello Sport reported, but he denied that on Sunday. Earlier in the day the club confirmed Mancini would be leaving the Russian Premier League club.“Zenit and Roberto Mancini have reached an agreement over early termination of his contract,” Zenit said in a statement.“The contract was cancelled by mutual consent of the parties without any indemnity payments.”Mancini however insisted that no arrangements concerning a possibility of his work with the Italian national side had been achieved yet.“It would have been totally wrong to hold talks before my contract (with Zenit) had been cancelled,” he told the news conference Sunday after his last match as Zenit manager. “I cannot confirm yet that I will be Italy’s next national head coach. But I will be able to hold talks about it with the Italian (football) federation pretty soon.”Mancini added that he decided to part his ways with Zenit around three months ago.“It was my personal initiative to leave Zenit, which is related to my family circumstances,” he said. “I made this decision around three months ago. And it wasn’t connected to any other club or the national team.“I don’t have a feeling that I’ve made mistakes or my decisions (as Zenit manager) were wrong,” Mancini said. “If I was able to rewind time back I would have done everything the same way.”Mancini, 53, who signed a three-year deal with Zenit last summer with an option of a two-year extension, led Zenit to a fifth-place finish in the Russian league, seven points behind the newly-crowned champions Lokomotiv Moscow. Italian Federation (FIGC) commissioner Roberto Fabbricini said last week that Mancini, a former Man City and Inter Milan coach, had agreed in principle to become the next manager of four-time world champions Italy, who failed to qualify for the World Cup after defeat to Sweden in a two-leg playoff.Earlier Mancini has said he would be proud to coach Italy, telling Italian radio: “If one day I got the chance to sit on the national team bench it would be something beautiful.”During his 17-year coaching career Mancini led City to their first English league title in 44 years in 2012, and won three Serie A titles with Inter Milan. He also won Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio.Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in November.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GARDAI, REVENUE AND CAB ON TRAIL OF €10MILLION DONEGAL SCHEME INVESTMENTS

first_imgTHREE STATE organisations are set to examine ‘every detail’ of an investment scam – including those who ran it and all those who put cash into it, we have learned this evening.Last week donegaldaily.com revealed how the Garda Fraud Squad had raided several premises in Donegal as part of a probe into what they believe was an investment scam – a Ponzi scheme were scamsters pocket most of the cash. This afternoon we were told that three different agencies plan to probe ‘every single aspect’ of the scheme.Gardai, the Criminal Assets Burean and the Revenue investigators want to know where vast sums of cash came from to invest in the scheme in the first place.Then they want to know what the foreign national behind the scam did with the cash.It is a complicated international web of deceit; linked to eastern European mafia figures and scams in the North, England, France and Germany. One frightened source told us today: “Anyone who touched this scheme as a salesperson or as a so-called investor could be in trouble. There are a lot of frightened people in the county tonight.”One of those we spoke to earlier today just wants to get his money back. He has invested a large five figure sum in the scheme and has revealed that a promised refund due yesterday was not forthcoming.And that is the fourth time the scheduled re-payment has been postponed.“I’m at my wits end,” admitted the Donegal man.“This is all the money I have in the world and if I don’t get it back, I am ruined. I was supposed to get the money back on four different occasions and they (those running the scheme) keep postponing.“I don’t even want a return on the cash; I just want my money back. “It all looked so professional. I was given a receipt and had a photocopy of the cheque stapled to that.”Donegaldaily.com understands that one investor is waiting for more than €1M. He is also still waiting.The latest revelations relate to an exclusive donegaldaily.com investigation into a mult-million euro scam headed by a convicted criminal and sold on to dozens of people throughout the county and in the North by a number of well-known Donegal people who may not have known they were being conned.Investors were asked to put money into a scheme which has now been exposed as a so-called Ponzi scam. Investors at the bottom rarely get their money back, although in this case one of the sales people has told one of our contacts that everyone will get their cash. One businessman said he also advised several friends to get out of the scheme after he checked a legitimate business that did invest in buying and selling liquidated stock and companies.It is similar to a scheme run by notorious American Bernard Madoff who stole billions of dollars from investors. His son committed suicide last weekend.Yesterday another Donegal businessman offered a chance to join the get-rich-quick scheme revealed that he had turned it down because he said ‘it was too good to be true’.The businessman from the south of the county has told donegaldaily.com that he also advised other clients that the scheme was a scam – there were no proper documents and it was not regulated by the financial authorities.A Revenue source told us: “We believe a lot of this money that was invested wasn’t clean money and hadn’t even been declared before it was invested. There are a number of major investigations.“Frankly some of this money appears to have come out of nowhere and there are some cases which will end up with the Criminal Assets Bureau.”The so-called Ponzi Scheme is a fraudulent operation that paid returns to separate investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned.The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent.The Donegal scheme involved the scamsters telling investors that they could get between 10% and 40% on their cash investments in just TWO MONTHS.The elaborate ‘get rich quick’ con involved false claims that people were investing in a company approved by Lloyds of London and Deloittes which bought liquidated stock, which was then sold at huge profit. Neither company was actually involved.One investor was told that the company had bought four luxury Bentley cars for just €10k each and re-sold them to wealthy Arabs for ten times that figure. No such transactions ever took place. The cars didn’t exist.Another investor told us that he was told the money was used to buy cheap airline tickets in bulk which were then sold off at huge profit.Anyone with information that can help detectives is asked to call the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation on Dublin 01 666 3766.* YOU CAN SEND US INFORMATION ON THE SCAM IN CONFIDENCE TO INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM. WE NEVER REVEAL OUR SOURCES.GARDAI, REVENUE AND CAB ON TRAIL OF €10MILLION DONEGAL SCHEME INVESTMENTS was last modified: December 15th, 2010 by gregShare 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

BUSINESS PROFILE: ARTIST FIONA HIGGINS

first_imgBUSINESS PROFILE WITH THE DONEGAL ARTIST FIONA HIGGINSDonegaldaily.com: What is your career and what do you do?Fiona: I am an artist working in batik on silk and oil on canvas, I do paintings of the Donegal landscape. Donegaldaily.com:Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid?Fiona: In 1993, I was an art teacher in a secondary school in Northern Ireland,  I was paid £10 an hour.Donegaldaily.com:What was your first success in business?Fiona: My solo exhibition in Lincoln, England. Donegaldaily.com:Name the one local or international business person you look up to?Fiona: Joe Mangan, of Mangan Tours.Donegaldaily.com:What has been your biggest mistake in business?Fiona: Not researching before I bought equipment.Donegaldaily.com:What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Fiona: When something goes wrong put it down to experience and move on.Donegaldaily.com: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today?Fiona: Believe in what you are doing, don’t give up, Market your business, don’t be the best kept secret.Donegaldaily.com:What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why? Fiona: Camera, The landscape always changes, if I saw a sunset I would want to capture it, the next one would never be the same.Donegaldaily.com: What item can you not do without?Fiona: CameraDonegaldaily.com: What item would you prefer to do without?Fiona: TelevisionDonegaldaily.com: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Fiona: Make quilts, bakeDonegaldaily.com: When will you retire?Fiona: Will probably always paint.Donegaldaily.com: What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Fiona: Change to meet peoples needs, good service will always keep a customer, be honest.Donegaldaily.com: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Fiona: Encourage people to spend money if they can afford it, try to get rid of the fear in the country.BUSINESS PROFILE: ARTIST FIONA HIGGINS was last modified: December 13th, 2010 by gregShare 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

BUSINESS PROFILE: EAMONN STEVENSON, OF EAMONN STEVENSON FINANCIAL SERVICES LETTERKENNY

first_imgBUSINESS PROFILE: EAMONN STEVENSON OF EAMONN STEVENSON FINANCIAL SERVICES, MOUNTAIN TOP LETTERKENNYDonegaldaily.com: What is your career and what do you do?Eamonn: I’m a Qualified Financial Adviser – my job is to give my clients the best possible advise on all aspects of their financial lifecycle – banking, savings, income protection, mortgage, life & serious illness cover, pensions, investments, retirement planning, business planning and any other monetary issues they may have. Donegaldaily.com: Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid?Eamonn: Summer job was in Model Bakery at Oldtown – I was a wrapper ( before it became cool) 17.00 punts per week – First full job was in AIB bank 1980 – I earned 3660.00 punts per annum before tax which was 56% then.Donegaldaily.com: What was your first success in business?Eamonn: Getting appointed Shift team leader after 3 yrs in the bank – working shifts came with an extra third on my salary and with two weeks where I couldn’t spent money due to evenings and night work, I remember buying shirts every second day instead of washing them – how things have changed !!!!! Donegaldaily.com: Name the one local or international business person you look up to?Eamonn: Warren Buffet – An American investor – third richest man in the world who has pledged to give 99% of his income to charity – he already has given 20 billion to charity and when he and his wife die, 99% of the rest will also go to charity. – His ethos in business is “hard work” – and on share/market investments it is “get out when everybody is getting in and get in when everyone is getting out.”Donegaldaily.com: What has been your biggest mistake in business?Eamonn: While working in the bank – thinking – that there was a future career plan laid out for me and that all I had to do, was my job to the best of my ability – I learned that if you don’t push yourself or don’t ask for things, no one else will. This is probably the same in all large institutions so remember “the baby that cry’s loudest gets fed first.”Donegaldaily.com: What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Eamonn: All the so-called Secrets of Success will not work unless you do – If you say you will do something, do it, and laugh every day.Donegaldaily.com: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today?Eamonn: Sit down with a blank piece of paper and a pen – and write down, what you want to do – how you are going to do it, what are the costs (all the costs) how are you going to meet these costs – who or what is your market – who are your competition what are they doing right, what they could do to be better, basically do a business plan in writing . Then do up a cash flow plan – many very profitable businesses fail due to lack of cash flow. If doing up a business plan or cash flow is something you feel you cant do – go to somebody like me – but this is very important for start-ups.Then work hard and stay positive.Donegaldaily.com: What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why? Eamonn: Bear Grylls – he was able to survive the west of Donegal and Glenveagh,  what a man !!!!Donegaldaily.com: What item can you not do without?Eamonn: My Phone – sorry, I know I grew up without mobile phones but that’s only because they were not invented – the amount of times in the past I waited for people who couldn’t make it and were unable to let me know.Donegaldaily.com: What item would you prefer to do without?Eamonn: Simon Cowell – he has invented a show where he doesn’t have to pay the performers – we pay him money by voting for these people then he gets a contract with the best of them, so he can make more money  – no wonder he can look smug.Donegaldaily.com: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Eamonn: Don’t have much between Lions Club and Letterkenny Chamber – but love spending time with my wife and kids. Walking in Glenveagh with my family on Sunday mornings is my favourite time of my week.Donegaldaily.com: When will you retire?Eamonn: Never – didn’t the Government do away with retirement ???Donegaldaily.com: What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Eamonn: Don’t spend money you don’t have – seek out value for money – review all your financial outgoings, are they necessary, could they be cheaper – things have gotten cheaper over past number of years  eg. Life cover etc.   Work together – we are all in this together but by shopping local and supporting local businesses – money circulates within this area and helps everybody.Donegaldaily.com: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Eamonn: One Thing – there’s so many things we need to do – We are a spending economy so taxing people only reduces spending power – finish all the capital expenditure jobs that have now been put on hold – Nama was to put 5 billion into the economy this year 2010 where is it ? Japan tried to tax its way out of recession and it took 15 years – USA and Britain have pumped billions into their economies and are over the worst. In Ireland the light at the end of the tunnel has just gone out. But be positive, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.INTERVIEW WITH GREG HARKINBUSINESS PROFILE: EAMONN STEVENSON, OF EAMONN STEVENSON FINANCIAL SERVICES LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 27th, 2010 by gregShare 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

BREAKING NEWS: MASSIVE TRAFFIC DISRUPTION AS SALES GIVE BOOST TO RETAILERS

first_imgSHOPPERS are out in their thousands this evening – bringing traffic tailbacks in Letterkenny, Ballybofey and Donegal Town.After a miserable Christmas hit by the weather, it seems that everyone with any money left is out and about today spending it.In Ballybofey, McElhinneys Department store saw a brace of bargain hunters. But it was in Letterkenny where most people seemed to be shopping.There were queues into and out of the car parks around the town, particularly around Main Street and the Retail Park.And those weren’t the only queues – shoppers queued at the fitting rooms in fashion stores like Tempest where people were taking advantage of half price bargains.The sales boost could not have come at a better time for local businesses. BREAKING NEWS: MASSIVE TRAFFIC DISRUPTION AS SALES GIVE BOOST TO RETAILERS was last modified: December 28th, 2010 by gregShare 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