‘More scope needed’ as drop in new car sales in Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleSlight changes in rates for Derry & StrabaneNext articleNo Covid-19 admissions to ICU in past 24 hours News Highland ‘More scope needed’ as drop in new car sales in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter By News Highland – March 2, 2021 center_img Homepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The Society of the Irish Motor Industry is calling for more scope to be given to car retailers to trade.It follows the publication of figures which shows a drop of nearly 5% in new car sales in Donegal over the first two months of the year.In Donegal, there were 964 new cars registered in January and February of this year, compared to1008 in the first two months of 2020.That’s a fall of just over 4%, which is not as steep as the national fall of almost 11%.In January of this year, 132 new Light Commercial Vehicles were registered in Donegal, five less than in January of last year, while nine new Heavy Commercial Vehicles were registered, one more than during the same period last year.Brian Cooke, Director General of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, says there’s a challenging time ahead for the sector, particularly as higher VAT rates have come into effect this week. Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

A Surprise Job Offer for a Rising Star

first_imgA few years ago, my oldest son became a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. As he was preparing to head out for his freshman year, I ran across a Houston Chronicle article about one his new classmates, a student named Starjjil “Star” Shelvin, from Katy, Texas. The article told the story of how Star was able to overcome a lot of adversity including the death of a parent and significant financial struggles that resulted in him having to work several concurrent jobs in order to help pay the bills. Despite all of this, Star maintained a 4.0 grade point average, lettered in football and wrestling, and was recruited to play football at Trinity University. As I read the story, I was amazed by the perseverance and grit that this young man displayed at such a young age.Fast forward 3 years and I had the opportunity to meet Star at the Trinity Career fair this past February. He came by and introduced himself to me and another Dell executive. Both of us were blown away by the maturity, character, and drive that Star demonstrated. The only thing was, he didn’t fit the mold of who we normally would hire into the roles we were recruiting for in our Supply Chain organization. He wasn’t majoring in Business, Supply Chain, Analytics, or other related fields – instead, he was an Engineering Science Major. He also didn’t have any relevant work experience – instead, he had been working several concurrent jobs in retail and around campus to help pay for school.At the end of the day, however, these things really didn’t matter when it came to extending Star an offer to join us as an intern, because he possessed an incomparable work ethic and he demonstrated many of the attributes that comprises Dell’s Culture Code and Leadership Principles including integrity, drive, and results. Our approach in this decision was rooted in a quote that I had once heard from the legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”Star joined Dell as an intern this past May and he had a steep learning curve ahead of him. The corporate environment was new to him and so was every task that he was asked to do. But Star has been overcoming the odds his entire life, and it didn’t stop here. The summer went by in a flash and Star continued to shine as he learned the skills needed to be successful and impressed everyone he interacted with. As his internship wrapped up, we knew that we wanted to extend him a full time offer to join the Dell team after graduation. But since, he had to head back to school early for his pre-season football workouts, we weren’t able to confirm his offer before his last day. So, I called his football coach and asked him if I could visit one of the team’s pre-season practices to extend an offer to Star. The surprise job offer was emotional for both of us as Star has become an inspiration to me and I learned a lot from him this summer as well. His coaches caught the special moment on camera and posted the moment on the Trinity Athletics social media feed.We are looking forward to welcoming Star back to Dell next summer as an example of the character that we value in our team members.last_img read more

Mourinho slams his flops as quick-fire Spurs rock United

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United stars of failing to follow instructions after Christian Eriksen scored just 11 seconds into Tottenham’s 2-0 win at Wembley.United boss Mourinho was furious with his side’s sloppy defending as they made a host of mistakes that allowed Eriksen to blast Tottenham ahead with the joint second fastest goal in Premier League history.Phil Jones allowed Harry Kane to win a header from the kick-off and, with the rest of the United defence caught flat-footed, Dele Alli pounced with a deft pass that Eriksen steered home from close-range.FT: Tottenham 2 #MUFC 0.A frustrating night at Wembley for United as Eriksen’s first-minute finish and a Jones own goal seal the points for Spurs. #TOTMUN pic.twitter.com/ECRzGQiq0s— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 31, 2018Adding insult to injury for Mourinho, Jones booted a Kieran Trippier cross into his own net midway through the first half to double Tottenham’s lead.United’s first defeat in nine league games would have been even more painful had the hosts converted more of the numerous chances they created.Mourinho had no doubt where the blame lay as he criticised his players for failing to follow the warnings he had given about Tottenham’s aggressive start to matches. “I don’t think it is very normal to concede a goal like we did after 15 seconds,” he said.“It is especially ridiculous because the players, they watch it before, we analyse opponents and work on opponents’ dynamics and routines.“The players they knew the long ball, they knew that Harry Kane – before the kick-off, is already inside the opponent’s half. We knew everything.+3 !! Great night at Wembley COME ON YOU SPURS !! 3 puntos seguimos sumando !! ??? #COYS #EL11 pic.twitter.com/lfEWRQmcDf— Erik Manuel Lamela (@ErikLamela) January 31, 2018“Then we don’t press the ball – one mistake. We don’t pick the ball in the air – second mistake.“We don’t win the second ball on the ground – third mistake. We don’t cover the inside when Eriksen comes – four mistakes.“Four mistakes after 15 seconds and you are losing 1-0 against a good team.”With second placed United clinging to faint hopes of catching leaders Manchester City, it was a badly-timed meltdown from Mourinho’s men.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Scottish title triumph for Olivia

first_img28 Apr 2013 Scottish title triumph for Olivia England’s Olivia Winning scored the biggest success of her golfing career when she won the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open stroke-play championship at Royal Troon today. The 18-year-old from Rotherham led from start to finish and completed the 54-hole event on five-under par, two clear of her closest challengers. Olivia, who trains with the England Golf girls’ Performance Squad, began the championship with a five-under par 70 and then a 72 in the opening rounds at Troon Portland. The England girl international finished off with a three-over 78 on Royal Troon’s Open championship links, playing in testing conditions of wet and wind. “I’ve been so busy studying for my A-levels that I could not get up to Troon in time to play a practice round over either course, but this was the third time I’d played in the Helen Holm so I did have that experience of the conditions and holes to fall back on,” said Olivia who also won the Under-18s trophy with her 54-hole aggregate. “It’s definitely the biggest win I’ve had so far and I felt a little bit under pressure over the last few holes, especially in a greenside bunker at the last. I thought I had to get up and down to avoid a play-off. I didn’t know I had a couple of shots in hand. “It’s a great feeling to win from a field as strong as this,” added Olivia, who will study at the University of Tulane, New Orleans, later this year. Joint runners-up, two shots behind on 222 were 19-year-old Scot Alyson McKechin and Poppy Finlay (Vicars Cross) from Chester. Poppy had birdied the second, third and fifth to close on the leaders, but a quadruple bogey eight on the ninth proved costly. Curtis Cup player Bronte Law (Bramhall), who had a seven-under 68 in the second round, was joint fourth. European number one Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) had been feeling unwell and retired after the second round. Image courtesy Cal Carson Golf Agency Leading final scores First two rounds Troon Portland, third round Royal Troon Par 225 (3×75) CSS 77 76 78. 220 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) 70 72 78. 222 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 76 72 74, Poppy Finlay (Vicars Cross) 72 74 76. 223 Bronte Law (Bramhall) 77 68 78, Amy Boulden (Conwy) 76 67 80 225 Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) 75 77 73. Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 73 70 82 226 Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 78 75 73, Aimee Ponte (Royal Guernsey) 76 76 74, Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 75 76 75. 227 Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) 76 74 77, Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 77 72 78. 228 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 76 76 76, Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 74 75 79 229 Gabriella Cowley (Brockett Hall) 77 76 76, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 74 77, Maria Dunne (Skerries) 72 79 78. 230 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 75 77 78, Jessica Carty (Holywood) 72 79 79, Charlotte De Corte (France) 76 74 80. For full scores please click herelast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Fred Thomson rink

first_imgIt was festive time at the Nelson Curling Club as rinks from throughout the region competed at the annual Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel. For the third consecutive year the Fred Thomson rink came out on top, winning the Thorman Drilling A event title.  Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, from left, Jamie Tedesco, Marlo Tedesco, sponsor Audrey McKenzie, Gioconda Maida and skip Fred Thomson.last_img

Mount Sentinel off to provincials once again, make 26th straight appearance after bouncing Crowe and Stanley Humphries at zone finals

first_imgIn 1985, Microsoft Corporation released the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0; compact Discs are introduced to American Consumers and the Mount Sentinel Wildcats won the West Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Volleyball zone.Twenty-six years later, technology has changed but the same school is being represented at the Provincial AA Volleyball championships.The Wildcats booked its 26 consecutive trip to the provincials by defeating Trail’s J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks and the Rockers of Stanley Humphries during the zone finals Wednesday at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.The Cats posted straight set wins over both teams.Mount Sentinel enters the tournament, set for two weeks time at UBC Okanagan gymnasium in Kelowna, up a few rungs on the ranking ladder after posting wins over Kimberley’s Selkirk Storm and Prince Charles Comets of Creston during the recent Mount Baker Tournament in Cranbrook.Selkirk is ranked 12th while the Comets are locked in tenth spot.“Mt Sentinel has now moved up in the rankings and is playing some of their best volleyball of the year heading into to the Provincials,” said head coach Glen Campbell.Leading the Cats is senior striker Zach Grigg.The Grade 12 player won the Spike Competition in Cranbrook and has been recruited heavily by colleges and universities.Grigg has been recognized at one of the top five high school players in [email protected]last_img read more

Wade, Chirico pace Bombers to 5-1 win over Rockers

first_imgThe Bombers looked strong on the home pitch at Lakeside, scoring early and often.Naomi Perkins scored the other goal for the Bombers.”There was amazing mid field work by Allie Zondervan and Abbie Bourchier-Willans while keeper Tara Yowek  was outstanding in the net,” said coach Val Gibson.The winner of Tuesday’s semi final advances to meet the Rossland Royals in the West Kootenay Final Thursday (October 25) at Pass Creek.The zone winner qualifies for the B.C. High School AA Fieldhockey Championships in Burnaby.The loser plays a backdoor game into the provincials against Fraser Valley No. 2 in Kelowna October 30. Sarah Wade and Chiara Chirico each scored twice sparking the  L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 5-1 decision over the Stanley Humphries Rockers in West Kootenay Fieldhockey League action Wednesday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.The game was a preview to the West Kootenay semi final set for Tuesday at Pass Creek in Castlegar.last_img read more

The iPhone Ended My Panic Attacks – Could Smartphones Help Others, Too?

first_imgI suffer from panic attacks. At least, I used to – I’ve not had a single one since I got my iPhone. And I’m convinced these two things are related.You may not know this, but panic attacks are surprisingly common. According to a study backed by the National Institutes For Health (NIH), 1 in 8 Americans will experience a panic attack at least once during their lifetime. Perhaps any smartphone would help, or even any device capable of creating both distractions and social connections. For me, though, having my iPhone always nearby, always on, its many features and functions ready to occupy my mind, my eyes, ears and fingertips, is often enough to reduce the onset of an attack. The device seems to draw out, bit by bit, all those fears, worries and repetitive patterns that used to conspire to throw me into despair, fear and then panic.If it really is the iPhone that’s helped mitigate my symptoms, and I believe it is, then perhaps others who suffer from similar attacks – and own a smartphone – can also find some relief.What Is A Panic Attack?The Mayo Clinic defines a panic attack as:A sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.In a panic attack, the overwhelming sense of fear, as real as it is inexplicable, wreaks havoc not only on your psyche but on your daily contribution to the world. An attack can strike seemingly at random: at home, with friends at a bar, at work, standing in line at Starbucks; anywhere, anytime. That’s what makes them so debilitating. Twice, I went to the hospital, convinced my symptoms meant an impending drop-dead heart attack. Both times I was told I was not having a heart attack. Eventually, I was diagnosed as suffering from anxiety disorder – which can lead to panic attacks. To treat anxiety, doctors recommend exercise, meditation, more sleep and visualization techniques. For those who suffer full-blown panic attacks, professional help is suggested, as is medication. I was prescribed Prozac. Since getting an iPhone, however – though my case absolutly may not be typical – I have been able to gradually reduce my daily Prozac to its lowest available dosage. I expect to soon be off it entirely. I have also stopped seeing a therapist.Using The iPhone To Improve My (Mental) HealthThe potential for the iPhone to aid physical healthcare delivery and diagnostics is well documented. The market for smartphone tools that aid mental health is far less robust. But they do exist. For example, the iPhone app Viary, leverages traditional cognitive behavior therapy techniques:Together with a therapist, Viary’s clients choose specific actions that will help them achieve a desired goal. For example a client may decide that exercising, eating healthier food, and listening to classical music makes them feel less depressed. Viary sets reminders for these behaviors – walk for 15 minutes every morning, take a vegetarian lunch, tune into some Beethoven etc, – and the app then collects data on these completed actions. Therapists or coaches can then monitor a client’s progress in real time and even respond. For me, however, I’m convinced that simply possessing an iPhone has improved my mental health. No matter what symptom crops up, using the iPhone helps calm me down and makes me feel more connected. If I feel inexplicably worried, no matter where I am, no matter who I am with – and this is out of necessity – I pull out my iPhone and start texting. I later apologize to those I am with.If I feel alone, I call someone. If I get angry, I play a game – preferably online, with friends. When I am bored, I read on my Kindle app. When I can’t get a song out of my head, I take to Twitter. If my breathing seems off, I make reminder lists of what I need to do for the day, the week, the rest of my life. If the feelings persist, I open Evernote and scroll through all the notes that have a “thankful” tag attached to them.If I feel like I can’t leave the house, I check my Fitbit app, find out how many steps I’ve taken that day, then tell myself I will go outside just long enough to add 1,000 more to my total. This usually works. Sometimes, when things get really dark, I scroll through my photos, which makes me happy. If that’s not enough, I make notes to myself of everything I am grateful for – then email them, knowing my wife can later access the account. And when I feel good, good enough even to help others, I sit in the sun, pull out my iPhone and write a blog post. Like now.Image courtesy of Shutterstock.  Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img brian s hall Tags:#health#iPhone#smartphones The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more


first_imgMumbai, Mar 10 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs.Per100kgs)Mumbai, Mar 10 (PTI) Oilseeds: Bold (in Rs.Per100kgs) Groundnut Kernel 4650 Groundnut Bold 60/70 6650 Javas 60/70: 8150 Javas 70/80: 7950 Javas 80/90: 7750 Kardi 2850 Sesame (Whitish) 98/2/1: 5750 Sesame 95/5/1: 5550 Sesameseed crushing 48/2/4 4800 Sunflowerseed 4000 Nigerseed 9300 and Castorseed Bombay 3050.Oils & Seeds: (In Rs. Per 10 kgs) Groundnutoil 930 Kardi Expeller 870 Sesame Expeller N/T Sunflower Expeller 675 Refined 745 Cottonseeds Refined 605 Palmolein Refined 543 Soybean Refined 610 Soybean Crude N/T Rapeseed Refined 750 Rapeseed Expeller 720 Copra White 795 Ricebran 4-7% FFA N/T Ricebran N/T Linseeds Oil 850 Castoroil Comm 640 FSG 650 Kandla 620 Mowra N/T Neem 970 Karanji 625.Deoil Cakes: (Rates in Rs.per mt) Groundnut Extraction 45% 28,500 Kardi Extraction 13,000 Sesame Extraction N.Q. Cottonseed Extraction N.Q. Undec Cottonseed Exp 23,300 Rice Bran Extraction N/Q Sunflower Extraction 24,500 Rapeseed Extraction N/Q Soyameal 48%3 34,120 and Castor Extraction 4700.Oilcakes: Groundnut Expeller Oilcake Rd(per met. tonne)(50%): 31,000/- Kardi Expeller Oilcake Rd(per2 metric tonnes) : UNQTD. Groundnut Extraction (per metric tonne) : UNQTD. PTI RHB ABI SSBlast_img read more

10 months agoAngel Gomes thrilled to see action in Man Utd win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Angel Gomes thrilled to see action in Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAngel Gomes was delighted with his cameo for Manchester United in their 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town.Gomes, who was handed his Premier League debut by Jose Mourinho in 2017, came on as a second half substitute to replace Juan Mata with United 3-0 up.And the 18-year-old was asked by MUTV what advice his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave to him before he came on.”He told me enjoy myself get on the pitch,” Gomes explained. “He said to come inside and get on the ball and get as many touches as you can and enjoy the atmosphere and I tried to do that coming on and it was a great experience.”The academy graduate is hopeful of more opportunities under United’s interim manager as he has promised to give more youth team players a chance.”Of course it’s just the start. It was good me and Jimmy travelled last game too, so to travel again and to get some minutes was an added bonus,” Gomes said. “I think United is about bringing youth through and I think with the new manager and how things are going it’s there for the taking really.”He’s a legend at the club and the fans will get behind him because of the things he won at the club and how great of a player he was. For me to learn from a manager like Solskjaer is great for me and the other younger lads because growing up we were watching him. It’s a great feeling.” last_img read more