Forrestdale School Transformed into Entrepreneur’s Marketplace

first_imgBy Emma Wulfhorst |RUMSON – It’s not every day a school becomes a bustling hub of entrepreneurship.But sellers recently packed the Forrestdale School’s cafeteria where over 60 student vendors set up shop, displaying everything from shark’s-tooth necklaces to ornaments to original artwork for the school’s first ever TREP$ Marketplace.The market was the final step of the TREP$ program, a curriculum developed for schools in which fourth- through eighth-graders learn everything they need to know to start their own businesses. Maureen Gordon, a Forrestdale enrichment program teacher, brought the program – short for “entrepreneurs” – to the school after learning about it through an email. “I knew it would be something students would just love to do,” Gordon said. “I know how much they love to create and build.”Gordon approached the Forrestdale administration and asked for permission to make TREP$ a part of the school’s enrichment program for gifted and talented students for the 2017-18 school year. “They said yes right away,” said Gordon and she began the class in September. The TREP$ curriculum was developed in 2006 by two New Jersey mothers after their sons attempted to create their own small business.Forrestdale’s program was open to all fourth- and fifth-grade enrichment students, as well as any sixth-grade students who were interested. The class met one hour a week for the fourth- and fifth-grade students during a regularly scheduled enrichment class. But the sixth graders had to sacrifice a lunch and recess period two times a week in order to participate.“They learned concepts and skills in school through workshops,” said Gordon. During the classes, the students were taught key business skills and terms, including profit, expenses, marketing, brainstorming and creating a plan, all part of the TREP$ curriculum.“A lot of work was also done at home,” said Gordon. Students physically created their products entirely on their own time using their own money or borrowed from their parents to produce the items. However, if students borrowed money, they were required to write up a contract with terms for repaying the loans. Any profits students made could be used to satisfy the loans. If students did not turn a profit, they had to present written explanations of the different lessons they learned during the program.“Most of them really worked on it themselves,” said Gordon about the students’ creation of their products, “but there was a lot of parental support.” Gordon said some of the students even paid their siblings or friends to help them produce, market or sell their goods.According to Gordon, about 95 percent of students made a profit. While most kept the money as a reward for themselves, some chose to donate it to various organizations.Amanda Harmon, a fifth-grader at Forrestdale, made a profit of $150 by selling her beach-themed ornaments, chalkboards and picture frames. “I loved it when people walked by my stand and saw my product and they loved them,” she said. “It really made me feel good to have people enjoy what I made.”“She was focused on doing something beach-themed and using sand,” said Amanda’s mother, Tara Harmon, also the publicity coordinator for Forrestdale’s TREP$ program.Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Forrestdale School in Rumson participated in the TREP$ Marketplace, the culmination of a program which taught them about all aspects of starting and running a business. Photo courtesy Tara HarmonIn total, 16 sixth-graders, 28 fifth-graders, and 21 fourth-graders participated in the program, but Gordon expects a bigger enrollment when she runs the program again. “I already ordered more workbooks for next year,” she said. “I’ve had seventh- and eighth-graders beg me to do it again.”Gordon is overjoyed by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the entire Forrestdale community. “I received numerous emails form parents thanking us, telling us what an amazing learning experience it was for their child,” she said.As a parent, Harmon relished TREP$. “I thought it was pretty awesome,” she said. “It was a great opportunity for the kids to use their creativity and see how a business works.” Harmon is also excited for her daughter to participate again. “She and her friends are already planning what they want to sell next year.”This article was first published in the Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Yankees acquire 17-year-old Then in trade with Mariners

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE PHOTO – Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Aaron Hicks #31 and Brett Gardner #11 after defeating the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins with a score of 4 to 8. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The New York Yankees acquired 17-year-old Dominican prospect Juan Then from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.New York sent right-handed reliever Nick Rumbelow to Seattle for the right-hander Then and left-hander J.P. Sears.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Then was signed by Seattle last year at age 16 and went 2-2 with a 2.64 ERA in 13 starts with the Dominican Summer League Mariners in 2017.Sears, 21, was drafted by Seattle in the 11th round this year and went 1-2 with a 0.65 ERA and three saves in 17 relief appearances for Single-A Everett and Clinton.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneRumbelow, 26, made 17 appearances for the Yankees in 2015, going 1-1 with a 4.02 ERA in 15 innings. In five minor league seasons, he’s 14-8 with a 2.73 ERA and 29 saves in 126 relief appearances. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mavericks stop 4-game slide with win against Buckslast_img read more

Rights-of-way policy altered

first_imgPASADENA – Southern California Edison has abandoned its policy of encouraging commercial development, including permanent buildings, on rights of way beneath high-voltage power lines. The decision was welcomed by civic activists and open space advocates in the city who have waged a lengthy battle against Edison’s plans to put self-storage units on the rights of way used by two long-established nurseries in East Pasadena. In a statement, Edison officials said: “Our updated policy dictates that any new secondary land uses will be low-intensity in nature, such as greenbelts or trails, and will not include permanent structures.” Buildings “impair our ability to safely maintain and inspect the existing grid infrastructure” and would impede the “massive ongoing infrastructure replacement and expansion effort,” the statement said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We’re very happy to hear Edison has changed its policy 180 degrees and now at last appears to be endorsing or supporting green uses for the land under high-voltage lines – it’s what we’ve been pushing for all along,” said Bob Kneisel of Open Space Now, a group formed about a year ago to lobby for more open land in Pasadena. “But we’d like to know if it’s real by hearing more details and seeing some official documents,” he said. Edison spokesman Steve Conroy said Monday that he could not comment on specific right-of-way projects, planned or underway, or how they would be affected. “We will continue to look at secondary land use on rights of way, but the focus will be on low-intensity-use type of projects, which would include nurseries,” Conroy said. Originally, power companies leased rights of way for agricultural uses such as nurseries, strawberry or tree farms to help keep down weeds and brush. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard said the city will “explore the full extent of the policy announcement so that we at City Hall are sure we understand it.” But based on what he knows, Bogaard said, he is confident there will be no new construction in the Edison corridor. “There has been no project entitled, indeed no application has been filed,” Bogaard said, referring to Tustin-based RHC Communities’ initial proposal to build self-storage units at the Persson’s Nursery site on East Sierra Madre Boulevard. Bogaard said RHC’s application was filed and then withdrawn, no application is pending and no project was previously approved. “And in light of the increasing recognition of fire danger, it seems imprudent for the city to consider new construction under power lines,” Bogaard said. Councilman Steve Haderlein, whose district includes the rights of way used by Persson’s and Present Perfect Nursery on Kinneloa Avenue, said the policy change was “wonderful news” that clears the way for the city to create more parks and usable open space. Opposition to building on open land is “regional, not just in Pasadena,” Haderlein said. “And perhaps Edison was also seeing there wouldn’t be buckets and buckets of money in it, or at least enough to make a meaningful difference to rate-payers,” Haderlein said, referring to the California Public Utilities Commission’s demand that Edison used its land assets to generate more income and reduce user rates. “I’ll be asking city staff to follow up with Edison, and get clarification of what it means to the parcels in East Pasadena,” Haderlein said. Persson’s and Present Perfect both negotiated lease extensions with Edison earlier this year. Gary Butters, whose wife Linda owns Persson’s, credited the months-long series of community rallies and protests – and Bogaard’s negotiations – for helping them fight off Edison’s efforts to move the couple’s 36-year-old business across the street. “We went through quite a bit of heck for four years,” Butters said. “I think the community is one of the biggest reasons we’re still here.” janette.williams@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482160Want 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

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF MARTIN MCKINLEY AS RESERVE TEAM MANAGER

first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:The club are running a Last Person Standing competition to coincide with the start of the National Football and Hurling leagues.The winner’s prize will be dependent on the number of entrants. Entry fee for the competition is €10 and every entrant has 2 lives. Entry forms available in local outlets, on the club website (link available through the Facebook page Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal), or by email (ncolmcillelastpersonstanding@gmail.com ). Closing date 6:00 pm Saturday 31st January. The club will be holding a Come Dine with Me event on Saturday April 11th. Contact Alison Ferry (0879154559) if you’re interested in hosting. There will be a social night at the clubhouse to round off the event.There will be an Activate GAA warm up course at Glenswilly on Monday (26th) at 7:30. All existing coaches or people thinking of coaching should try to attend.Naomh Colmcille CLG is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin McKinley as Reserve team manager.Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559). The club Constitution is now available to view on the website. The SGM has been re-scheduled to February 23rd at 8:00 pm in the clubhouse. Anyone with any amendments must have them in writing to the Secretary 14 days prior to the meeting. The only amendment changes dealt with on the night will be the ones that have been received in writing.Any person currently coaching or intending to coach any age group are asked to make an effort to attend a coaching course this year. Courses run from the end of January up to March. Everyone must have a minimum of the Foundation and child protection courses. Please let Barry O’Hagan or Gerard McFadden know if you will participate as soon as possible.The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Tuesday 27th at 7:00 pm. Bring boots and runners.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players. Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 1, 9, 15, 17, 18 and the winners are Catherine Clarke, B. Barrett and Fiona and Aoife Dowds who win €25 each.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE ANNOUNCE APPOINTMENT OF MARTIN MCKINLEY AS RESERVE TEAM MANAGER was last modified: January 25th, 2015 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:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

ALMOST 500 TAKE PART IN RUN DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgThe huge crowd take off for today’s race.Almost 500 runners turned out today for the Run Donegal 5K in honour of the late Brid Carr who died from cancer.Family of the late Brid Carr who made the journey home from London this weekend to give a helping hand to promote the Run Donegal Women’s 5k. Included are daughters Christine and Anna, husband Seamus, son Tom and sister Rosemary Foy. Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaidIn the end it was Finn Valley’s Catriona Devine who crossed the line first but the real winner was the true community spirit shown by this group of women.Congrats to all who took part of today’s event. RACE NAME: RUNDONEGAL WOMENS 5K DATE: 12 April 2015POSITION NO TIME NAME CATEGORY CLUB1 522 18.32 CATRIONA DEVINE SW FVAC2 570 20.44 MARIE HARPER MW FVAC 3 369 20.55 NOLEEN SCANLAN SW LAC4 490 21.02 HELEN MCLAUGHLIN MW INDIVIDUAL5 604 21.27 EIMEAR MCDERMOTT MW FVAC6 593 21.50 SINEAD KENNY MW FVAC7 541 21.53 KARIN DUFNER MW FV FIT4LIFE 8 467 22.06 NOREEN BONNER MW FVAC9 243 22.20 DANIELLE MCNAMEE SW INDIVIDUAL10 439 22.35 BRONAGH HEVERIN MW TIR CHONNAILL11 437 22.38 EDWINA SWEENEY MW TIR CHONNAILL 12 327 22.44 CARMEL MCBRIDE MW KCR13 626 23.04 FRANCESCA PATTON SW INDIVIDUAL14 554 23.07 MARIE MCATEER SW INDIVIDUAL15 556 23.08 CAROLINE MCELWAINE MW INDIVIDUAL16 513 23.28 CAROLINE MAGUIRE MW FVAC17 622 23.28 ELAINE MURRAY SW INDIVIDUAL18 506 23.29 PAULA DONAGHEY MW CONVOY AC19 640 23.37 SINEAD OBRIEN MW INISH FITNESS20 475 23.44 CLARA CARROLL SW FV FIT4LIFE21 315 23.53 EMMA BATES SW CONVOY AC22 202 23.58 ROSEMARY DENHIRST MW TIR CHONNAILL23 555 24.01 MARTINA CARR SW INDIVIDUAL24 400 24.03 EVELYN MGEEHAN MW FV FIT4LIFE25 268 24.16 GLENDA KELLY SW KCR26 641 24.45 JACKIE MCLAUGHLINE MW INISH FITNESS27 190 24.48 MICHELLE DELANEY MW TIR CHONNAILL28 548 24.49 SINEAD MCMENAMIN COLLINES SW CASTLEFINN RUNNING29 373 24.53 ERIN MCBRIDE JW FIT 4 FUN30 649 24.54 ATTRACTA GALLINAGH MCBRIDE MW INDIVIDUAL31 200 24.55 PATRICIA HEGARTY MW TIR CHONNAILL32 576 24.56 GRACE ODONNELL SW CONVOY AC33 464 24.59 MARIE MCCOLGAN MW FV FIT4LIFE34 269 25.00 MARY RICE MW INDIVIDUAL35 191 25.06 JANICE DOHERTY MW TIR CHONNAILL36 376 25.14 SHANNON BLANEY JW FIT 4 FUN37 142 25.16 FIONA MCDAID SW SPEER PERFORMANCE38 59 25.18 BRIDGEEN DOHERTY MW RUN FOR FUN39 316 25.19 ADRIANNA MCGLINCHEY SW CASTLEFINN RUNNING40 313 25.24 CHARMAINE KEE SW 10K SWANLINGS41 380 25.27 MARY BOND MW FVAC42 302 25.27 MARY MARTIN MW FV FIT4LIFE43 487 25.37 ANNETTE SHEEHY MW MILLFORD AC44 577 25.40 CHARLOTTE DOHERTY MW INDIVIDUAL45 323 25.42 MARY DOHERTY SW CONVOY AC46 322 25.44 ELAINE PARK MW CONVOY AC47 488 25.45 GAYNOR HINDLEY MW AGHYARAN ATHLETIC48 451 25.46 ALISON MURRAY SW BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS49 363 25.50 HELENE MCMENAMIN SW FV FIT4LIFE50 247 25.53 PAULA JANSEN SW FV FIT4LIFE51 258 25.56 LISA FERGUSON SW FV FIT4LIFE52 524 26.01 WENDY GOUDIE SW INDIVIDUAL53 472 26.06 CARMEL MONAGHAN SW BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS54 628 26.06 ANGELA TRIMBLE MW TIR CHONNAILL55 263 26.07 CLAIRE NELIS SW INDIVIDUAL56 482 26.09 LOUISE FOY MW MSC TRI57 377 26.10 HELENA BLANEY MW FIT 4 FUN58 189 26.12 EMMA LAWRENCE SW CASTLEFINN RUNNING59 476 26.17 SHARON CUNNINGHAM SW BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS60 1911 26.18 ORLA FRIEL JW INDIVIDUAL61 630 26.20 JEAN MCGLINCHEY MW INDIVIDUAL62 250 26.21 STEPHANIE RUSHE SW FV FIT4LIFE63 392 26.24 AUDREY SWEENEY MW LIFFORD AC64 372 26.25 MARY MCGEEVER SW FIT 4 FUN65 508 26.34 LINDA MACBETH SW RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS66 1908 26.36 TANYA SHIELDS SW INDIVIDUAL67 572 26.36 ANNEMARIE ROCHE SW RUN FOR FUN68 573 26.40 MARIE BRENNAN MW RUN FOR FUN69 396 26.40 MAUREEN MCBREARTY MW RUN FOR FUN70 79 26.46 FIDELMA MULLANEY MW RUN FOR FUN71 532 26.49 MAJELLA BOYLE MW INDIVIDUAL72 387 26.51 KAY BONNER MW CONVOY AC73 590 26.51 RIANA MCRIDE JW ROSSES AC74 609 26.52 SHARON THOMPSON SW DT FITNESS75 143 26.55 PAULINE MCDAID SW INDIVIDUAL76 82 26.55 LISA LAVERTY MW INDIVIDUAL77 459 26.55 DENISE MCGAHERN MW FV FIT4LIFE78 87 27.04 EILEEN THOMPSON MW INDIVIDUAL79 209 27.07 MARIE GIBSON MW LAC80 330 27.11 BRID MCGINTY MW INDIVIDUAL81 359 27.11 VALERIE COYLE MW FIT 4 FUN82 358 27.12 SYRIA MCGEEVER SW FIT 4 FUN83 617 27.12 PHIL BYRNE MW BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS84 458 27.14 KATHY KELLY MW FV FIT4LIFE85 66 27.15 MARY HEGARTY BROGAN MW RUN FOR FUN86 6 27.16 CATHERINE KELLY SW INDIVIDUAL87 184 27.21 JOSEPHINE MCCONIGLEY MW MILLFORD AC88 642 27.23 SANDRA WHORISKEY MW INISH FITNESS89 1958 27.25 ROSIE OGARA MW INDIVIDUAL90 395 27.25 MARY MCBREARTY MW RUN FOR FUN91 531 27.26 YVONNE MCGINLEY MW INDIVIDUAL92 1910 27.28 CHRISTINE BARRON MW FV FIT4LIFE93 390 27.29 LINDA HARKIN SW UNITED HEALTH GROUP94 381 27.30 DYMPNA GALLAGHER SW FIT 4 FUN95 83 27.31 MAIRIN LAFFEY MW SLIGO96 463 27.33 YVONNE BYRNE SW INDIVIDUAL97 625 27.35 PAULA ODONNELL MW INDIVIDUAL98 633 27.37 MIRIAM ODONNELL MW FV FIT4LIFE99 539 27.37 GORETTI SHERIDAN MW INDIVIDUAL100 540 27.44 HELENA CROSSAN MW INDIVIDUAL101 440 27.50 TANYA HERALD MW CONVOY AC102 610 27.53 MARGARET DOHERTY MW INDIVIDUAL103 639 27.54 WENDY SCANLAN SW INDIVIDUAL104 477 27.59 TANYA DOHERTY SW RUN FOR FUN LK105 546 28.00 ELAINE ROBINSON MW INDIVIDUAL106 1909 28.00 DEIRDRE FRIEL MW INDIVIDUAL107 1935 28.01 SINEAD DUIGNAN SW INDIVIDUAL108 526 28.06 AMANDA STEPHENSON SW INDIVIDUAL109 452 28.07 MAJELLA CUNNIGHAM SW BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS110 361 28.08 BRENDA DOHERTY MW FV FIT4LIFE111 484 28.09 TINA MCGLYNN MW FV FIT4LIFE112 450 28.10 SELENA RUSELL SW FV FIT4LIFE113 587 28.13 YVONNE WAUCHOPE SW MELVIN WJR114 1914 28.15 JOANNE MCNABB SW FV FIT4LIFE115 314 28.16 SHARON THOMPSON MW FVAC116 181 28.19 DIANE MCGARRIGLE MW FV FIT4LIFE117 221 28.20 MAIREAD NI GHONLAIGH SW INDIVIDUAL118 581 28.20 DIANE GALLAGHER MW INDIVIDUAL119 2 28.23 SHARON GILLESPIE SW DONEGAL TOWN FIT4LIFE120 533 28.29 MONICA DOHERTY SW INDIVIDUAL121 612 28.35 GRAINNE MCELHINNEY SW DT FITNESS122 517 28.35 MARY MCGRANAGHAN MW RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS123 1907 28.37 ROISIN DEVINE SW INDIVIDUAL124 564 28.37 ROISIN MCGEEVER SW FIT 4 FUN125 217 28.37 NICOLA BONNER SW TIR CHONNAILL126 594 28.40 SINEAD BOYCE MW FV FIT4LIFE127 385 28.41 TARA MCFADDEN SW FIT HUB128 183 28.41 BERNIE ODONNELL MW MILLFORD AC129 195 28.42 STEPHANIE BRENNAN SW TIR CHONNAILL130 105 28.45 CAROLINE WARD MW TIR CHONNAILL131 352 28.45 ANNEMARIE MCGINTY SW INDIVIDUAL132 301 28.45 CATHERINE FRENEY MW CONVOY AC133 319 28.55 FINOLA KENNEDY MW ST NAULS RUNNERS134 139 28.56 LINDA MCGROARTY SW RUN FOR FUN135 271 28.56 DONNA MULLIGAN SW TIR CHONNAILL136 1939 28.57 PAT WARD MW INDIVIDUAL137 465 28.57 ANGELA ODONNELL MW TIR CHONNAILL138 585 28.58 GERT DOHERTY MW MELVIN WJR139 216 28.58 ANDREA MCMENAMIN SW TIR CHONNAILL140 443 29.00 SAMANTHA REID SW AGHYARAN ATHLETIC141 503 29.00 EVELYN MCBRIDE SW INDIVIDUAL142 615 29.01 PAULETTE OLEARY MW CASTLEFINN RUNNING143 360 29.02 CAROLINE BRITTON SW PETTIGO RUNNERS144 239 29.03 BRID GRIFFIN MW INDIVIDUAL145 215 29.04 MARION MCSHANE MW TIR CHONNAILL146 608 29.05 FRANCES SPENCER MW DT FITNESS147 214 29.07 BRID MCHUGH MW TIR CHONNAILL148 448 29.09 SHARON NEESON SW KCR149 17 29.10 AUGREY CRAWFORD MW INDIVIDUAL150 523 29.11 MARY RUDDY SW INDIVIDUAL151 509 29.15 DONNA CHAMBERS SW KCR152 603 29.16 BARBARA MAHON MW INDIVIDUAL153 530 29.19 ROISIN KENNY MW INDIVIDUAL154 514 29.20 GILLIAN FAIR MW MELVIN WJR155 305 29.23 ANN STRAIN MW CONVOY AC156 317 29.23 IMELDA MCDEVITT MW ST NAULS RUNNERS157 483 29.25 LAURA CRANE SW INDIVIDUAL158 519 29.28 CIARA OFLANAGAN MW RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS159 507 29.29 NUALA ALLEN MW RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS160 185 29.34 JOJO MCCONIGLEY SW MILLFORD AC161 491 29.35 NOREEN HOAD MW TIR CHONNAILL162 131 29.36 SHARON MCGARRIGLE SW INDIVIDUAL163 238 29.36 MARY CRAWFORD MW TIR CHONNAILL164 357 29.36 AMANDA MCLAUGHLIN SW FIT 4 FUN165 557 29.36 SANDRA MCBRIDE MW FOUR MASTERS GAA166 362 29.39 ANNEMARIE REYNOLDS MW PETTIGO RUNNERS167 498 29.39 CATHY KERRIGAN MW INDIVIDUAL168 525 29.43 GILLIAN MCELHINNEY SW INDIVIDUAL169 1824 29.44 SHANNON MCGLYNN JW TIR CHONNAILL170 1955 29.44 MARGARET MCGLYNN MW TIR CHONNAILL171 80 29.45 EILEEN MCLAUGHLIN MW INDIVIDUAL172 470 29.47 ANGELA GALLAGHER MW ST NAULS RUNNERS173 318 29.58 FRANCES NORRBY SW ST NAULS RUNNERS174 471 29.58 MARTINA CUSH MW CONVOY AC175 469 30.02 BRIGID MCLAUGHLIN MW INDIVIDUAL176 1923 30.02 ANNEMARIE GIBBONS SW INDIVIDUAL177 521 30.04 BRIDGET MOORE MW INDIVIDUAL178 374 30.04 CLAIRE DUFFY SW INDIVIDUAL179 562 30.12 SAMANTHA WILKINSON MW AGHYARAN ATHLETIC180 596 30.13 FRANCES WILSON SW KCR181 574 30.14 ANNEMARIE SHIELS SW RUN FOR FUN182 527 30.14 DYMPNA DOOGAN MW INDIVIDUAL183 528 30.16 MAEVE MOSS MW INDIVIDUAL184 218 30.17 NICOLA GREGG SW CONVOY AC185 543 30.24 BRID GALLEN MW FV FIT4LIFE186 595 30.25 SIOBHAN HOUSTON MW FV FIT4LIFE187 141 30.26 BRID MCGARRIGLE SW RUN FOR FUN188 364 30.28 NUALA FRIEL MW KCR189 441 30.28 AMANDA DUFFY MW AGHYARAN ATHLETIC190 457 30.29 MARGARET MCCLOSKEY MW FV FIT4LIFE191 446 30.30 SHARON MCGINTY MW FV FIT4LIFE192 496 30.33 LISA MCGLYNN SW FV FIT4LIFE193 586 30.36 ROISIN DUNNION MW FV FIT4LIFE194 462 30.37 LORETTA DEVENNEY MW INDIVIDUAL195 394 30.38 LISA OBRIEN MW KCR196 495 30.38 GRAINNE RICE MW LIFFORD FIT4LIFE197 188 30.39 MARY ODONNELL MW MILLFORD AC198 332 30.40 LAURA MCNAMEE SW INDIVIDUAL199 494 30.40 AVRIL LARKIN MW INDIVIDUAL200 589 30.43 BETTY GALLEN MW AGHYARAN ATHLETIC201 544 30.44 BRIDGEEN GALLEN MW INDIVIDUAL202 311 30.47 ROSEANNE GALLAGHER MW INDIVIDUAL203 460 30.50 SINEAD MCGRANAGHAN MW KCR204 129 30.51 SIOBHAN KEEGAN MW INDIVIDUAL205 478 30.51 KARINA GILDEA SW RUN FOR FUN LK206 331 30.52 DEIRDRE MCGARRIGLE SW INDIVIDUAL207 175 30.52 REA DOHERTY MW INDIVIDUAL208 134 30.55 MARY GRIFFIN MW INDIVIDUAL209 246 30.55 KATE MULLAN MW LIFFORD FIT4LIFE210 547 31.04 FIONNUALA ATKINSON MW INDIVIDUAL211 241 31.06 YVONNE BOYLE JW FVAC212 480 31.08 CATHERINE MORRIS JW CASTLEFINN RUNNING213 444 31.08 EDEL NEELY MW FV FIT4LIFE214 104 31.12 EDEL TRAVERS MW TIR CHONNAILL215 502 31.14 MARY DUDDY MW INDIVIDUAL216 81 31.22 MARJORIE RUSSELL MW INDIVIDUAL217 140 31.22 FIDELMA MCBREARTY SW RUN FOR FUN218 442 31.23 KAREN REID SW AGHYARAN ATHLETIC219 560 31.25 JOANNE CAMPELL MW FV FIT4LIFE220 219 31.28 CATHERINE MYLES MW FV FIT4LIFE221 257 31.28 DENISE FERGUSON SW FV FIT4LIFE222 355 31.28 MARY SUE BYRNE MW FIT 4 LIFE223 466 31.34 LINDA KENNEDY SW TIR CHONNAILL224 320 31.36 GERALINE MCGLINCHEY MW CASTLEFINN RUNNING225 1912 31.39 IRENE MCFADDEN SW INDIVIDUAL226 1945 31.42 ANNA HEGARTY MW INDIVIDUAL227 611 31.42 GEMMA PATTON SW MELVIN WJR228 356 31.44 CAROLINE CATTERSON MW KCR229 618 31.44 SYLVIA SLATER MW BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS230 616 31.50 ELAINE BOYLE MW BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS231 121 31.51 CHARLENE KELLY SW INDIVIDUAL232 114 31.58 SHANNEN MARTIN SW INDIVIDUAL233 489 31.58 FIDELMA GALLAGHER SW INDIVIDUAL234 245 31.58 ANGELA MCHUGH MW LIFFORD FIT4LIFE235 515 31.58 CLAIRE KEYS SW MELVIN WJR236 606 31.59 PATRICIA OBRIEN SW KCR237 310 32.04 MARIAN CULLEN MW INDIVIDUAL238 16 32.06 MARY BYRNE MW INDIVIDUAL239 389 32.08 GERALINE MCGINLEY MW INDIVIDUAL240 481 32.19 KATE MCCORKELL MW CASTLEFINN RUNNING241 438 32.30 NIAMH QUINN JW CASTLEFINN RUNNING242 614 32.33 CHARLOTTE LOGUE SW INDIVIDUAL243 613 32.33 AOIFE DOHERTY SW INDIVIDUAL244 244 32.34 ORLA MCNULTY MW LIFFORD FIT4LIFE245 493 32.34 ROSEMARY BOGGS MW LIFFORD FIT4LIFE246 497 32.35 ELAINE MCGINLEY MW LIFFORD FIT4LIFE247 371 32.36 AINE FRIEL JW FIT 4 FUN248 366 32.36 MARY ELLEN FRIEL SW FIT 4 FUN249 583 32.37 FIONA DOHERTY MW INDIVIDUAL250 231 32.39 EVA HAMILTON SW INDIVIDUAL251 1933 32.41 CARMEL SHEERIN MW MELVIN WJR252 205 32.41 OONAGH QUINN MW CASTLEFINN RUNNING253 479 32.41 MICHELLE MORRIS MW CASTLEFINN RUNNING254 468 32.41 SHARON MEEHAN SW TIR CHONNAILL255 647 32.48 LUCIA KELLY MW KCR256 368 32.52 SINEAD DUFFY SW FIT 4 FUN257 89 32.55 CARLA POLLOCK JW DERRY258 529 33.03 SHARON DEERY MW CONVOY AC259 1944 33.03 ELLE HEGARTY SW INDIVIDUAL260 621 33.34 KAREN GALLEN JW INDIVIDUAL261 388 33.36 MADGE GALLAGHER MW INDIVIDUAL262 571 33.37 DAVINA ODONNELL MW CONVOY AC263 558 33.51 JOANNE OHARE MW INDIVIDUAL264 559 33.51 CARMEL BROWNE MW INDIVIDUAL265 520 33.53 CHRISTINE BROLLY MW RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS266 303 33.53 DIANE HETHERINGTON SW CONVOY AC267 365 33.54 VIVIENNE MERRITT MW KCR268 272 34.02 BRIDGET MCFADDEN MW INDIVIDUAL269 501 34.08 SIOBHAN MCLAUGHLIN MW INDIVIDUAL270 550 34.09 GRAINNE CAMPBELL MW TIR CHONNAILL271 549 34.09 ANNEMARIE MCCORMICK MW TIR CHONNAILL272 220 34.23 OLIVIA FINN MW FV FIT4LIFE273 38 34.29 NORA ANDERSON SW INDIVIDUAL274 37 34.29 PATRICIA MCGINTY MW INDIVIDUAL275 138 34.40 DECLAN SLEVIN JM FVAC276 1906 34.43 MARIOSA CRAWFORD MW INDIVIDUAL277 249 34.44 LAUREN MCGRATH SW LIFFORD FIT4LIFE278 1922 34.45 AMY GIBBONS JW INDIVIDUAL279 135 34.46 ANN SLEVIN SW INDIVIDUAL280 354 34.49 MARGARET MULEN MW FIT 4 LIFE281 492 35.10 MARI MCCLAFFERTY MW INDIVIDUAL282 270 35.16 NORITA MCGINLEY MW INDIVIDUAL283 7 35.17 DENISE OLEARY SW INDIVIDUAL284 151 35.18 SARAH MORRISON SW TIR CHONNAILL285 605 35.21 BRID MCGINLEY SW INDIVIDUAL286 353 35.23 EIMEAR BYRNE SW FV FIT4LIFE287 631 35.32 ALANA LYTTLE JW INDIVIDUAL288 307 35.36 DANIELLE KERRIGAN SW CONVOY AC289 306 35.36 JULIE COLE SW CONVOY AC290 632 35.38 LAURA RUSSELL SW KCR291 454 35.42 CAIRE WARD SW TIR CHONNAILL292 500 35.43 ELAINE SMITH MW INDIVIDUAL293 379 35.47 MARIA TINNEY MW KCR294 378 35.48 ANN KELLY MW KCR295 321 35.51 KATHRYN MCBREARTY SW INDIVIDUAL296 265 35.53 SAMANTHA MCNULTY SW TIR CHONNAILL297 351 35.56 CHARLENE MCCROSSAN SW INDIVIDUAL298 580 36.06 SINEAD EWING MW SETANTA299 1937 36.10 PAULINE MCGURN MW INDIVIDUAL300 324 36.21 LISA GALLAGHER SW TIR CHONNAILL301 449 36.44 LORRAINE DOHERTY MW KCR302 397 36.44 AISLING GALLAGHER SW INDIVIDUAL303 398 36.45 MARTINA DOOGAN SW INDIVIDUAL304 1925 36.55 FIONNUALA TOYE MW INDIVIDUAL305 399 36.58 LORNA GOUDIE MW INDIVIDUAL306 599 37.03 BETTY BYRNE MW LIFFORD FIT4LIFE307 582 37.10 MARIA GALLAGHER MW INDIVIDUAL308 48 37.18 LORNA PORTER MW INDIVIDUAL309 58 37.18 CAROLINE MCCURDY MW LIFFORD FIT4LIFE310 1934 37.26 CLAIRE KEYS MW MELVIN WJR311 455 37.28 CAROLINE WALSH SW INDIVIDUAL312 309 37.29 RHONDA SLEVIN SW INDIVIDUAL313 308 37.30 LAURA MCNULTY SW INDIVIDUAL314 155 37.37 SUSIE PAGE SW TIR CHONNAILL315 174 37.46 MICHELLE DOLAN MW INDIVIDUAL316 1913 37.57 BERNIE CAMPBELL MW INDIVIDUAL317 591 38.02 LAURA GALLEN JW INDIVIDUAL318 326 38.03 SANDRA MCGAHERN SW SETANTA BIGGEST LOSER319 553 38.03 SHAUNA CARLIN MW FVAC320 325 38.04 JACQUELINE CADGER MW INDIVIDUAL321 28 38.27 CATHERINE CANNON MW INDIVIDUAL322 511 38.28 JOSIE LAWLER MW MILLFORD AC323 512 38.28 RIDGET FRIEL MW MILLFORD AC324 1917 39.01 SARAH DUFFY JW INDIVIDUAL325 1927 39.02 MARGARET LEE MW INDIVIDUAL326 1918 39.09 DEIRDRE DUFFY MW INDIVIDUAL327 592 39.17 MARJORIE GALLEN MW INDIVIDUAL328 619 39.26 LIZ GALLEN MW KCR329 1943 39.40 AINE HEGARTY SW INDIVIDUAL330 1904 39.40 YVONNE OGARA SW INDIVIDUAL331 1956 39.49 MARIE HOUSTON MW INDIVIDUAL332 1957 39.49 JULIE MCCONNELL MW INDIVIDUAL333 1825 39.49 KATHLEEN OLEARY MW INDIVIDUAL334 252 41.09 CHARLENE RUSHE SW FV FIT4LIFE335 264 41.11 DELORES WARD SW TIR CHONNAILL336 542 41.12 DEIRDRE CARR JW CARRICK337 623 41.12 MARY KATE CARR JW NAOMH COLUMBA338 607 41.17 COLEEN OBRIEN SW AGHYARAN ATHLETIC339 510 41.24 MARIE CRIBBIN MW INDIVIDUAL340 1905 41.34 BREEGE OGARA MW INDIVIDUAL341 486 41.34 CARMEL GALLAGHER MW INDIVIDUAL342 600 41.42 LOUISE CALLAGHAN SW KCR343 391 41.46 CELINE FUREY SW UNITED HEALTH GROUP344 602 42.07 MARY GALLAGHER MW INDIVIDUAL345 601 42.07 CATHERINE GILLOOLEY MW INDIVIDUAL346 620 42.07 EYELYN QUINN SW KCR347 3 42.07 ANN MONGAN SW INDIVIDUAL348 634 42.42 HILARY MCAULEY SW INDIVIDUAL349 636 42.42 FIONA LYNCH SW INDIVIDUAL350 499 42.46 CARMEL GAMBLE MW INDIVIDUAL351 637 42.46 JOANNE CAMPBELL SW INDIVIDUAL352 638 42.46 CHRISTINE LYNCH SW INDIVIDUAL353 635 43.16 ANNEMARIE LYNCH SW INDIVIDUAL354 103 43.26 ANN POLLOCK SW DERRY355 1926 43.27 TARA OSULLIVAN SW INDIVIDUAL356 1928 43.37 CATRIONA GILLIGAN SW FV FIT4LIFE357 445 43.55 EZGI TILMAZ SW INDIVIDUAL358 646 44.06 MARY KELLY MW KCR359 149 44.06 RITA MCDAID SW INDIVIDUAL360 453 44.46 HELEN SHIELDS SW INDIVIDUAL361 128 44.46 AINE MCGLYNN SW INDIVIDUAL362 1916 44.46 MAE FERRY SW INDIVIDUAL363 1915 44.46 ANNE MCGEE SW INDIVIDUAL364 485 45.11 BRID MCMENAMIN SW INDIVIDUAL365 505 45.11 ANN SMOTH MW INDIVIDUAL366 386 45.20 NOREEN GALLAGHER SW INDIVIDUAL367 504 45.24 SHARON RUDDY MW INDIVIDUAL368 597 45.24 MAUREEN JORDAN SW INDIVIDUAL369 598 45.33 MARGARET MCCONNELL MW INDIVIDUAL370 575 45.33 EILEEN DOOGAN SW INDIVIDUAL371 1941 45.43 LORRAINE HEGARTY SW INDIVIDUAL372 274 45.43 BRID ONEILL SW INDIVIDUAL373 266 46.13 ANNETTE MCBRARTY SW INDIVIDUAL374 273 46.13 MAIRE MCELROY SW INDIVIDUAL375 629 46.15 BRID SHOVLIN MW INDIVIDUAL376 262 46.15 JOYCE FERGUSON SW INDIVIDUAL377 1924 46.34 PAT HENNIGAN SW FVAC378 1919 46.34 MONICA DOHERTY MW INDIVIDUAL379 1920 46.34 EDEL DOHERTY SW FV FIT4LIFE380 578 46.34 CLAIRE OLEARY MW INDIVIDUAL381 579 46.34 GERALDINE BARRON MW INDIVIDUAL382 1930 47.00 JENNIFER GALLEN SW FVAC383 1921 47.00 ELAINE LAFFERTY MERRITT SW INDIVIDUAL384 1929 47.00 SHELLEY GALLEN SW INDIVIDUAL385 584 47.14 CAROLINE MCGINLEY MW INDIVIDUAL386 1942 47.14 STEFFIE ODONNELL SW INDIVIDUAL387 312 47.16 JEAN FOLEY MW INDIVIDUAL388 473 47.28 ANGIE DOHERTY SW INDIVIDUAL389 474 47.28 MARGARET EVERITT SW INDIVIDUAL390 644 47.40 VIOLET RUSSELL MW INDIVIDUAL391 645 47.40 AMY MCNULTY JW INDIVIDUAL392 537 47.47 TRISH CARR MW CARRICK393 536 47.47 PEGGY CUNNIGHAM MW INDIVIDUAL394 643 48.00 RHONDA RUSSELL MW INDIVIDUAL395 1947 48.00 MOYA LARKIN MW INDIVIDUAL396 565 48.00 NOREEN COYLE SW INDIVIDUAL397 534 48.01 DENISE BRADLEY MW INDIVIDUAL398 535 48.01 KATHLEEN MCGROARTY MW INDIVIDUAL399 447 48.37 BRIDIE BLAIN MW TIR CHONNAILL400 1936 48.37 MARGARET OGARA MW INDIVIDUAL401 516 49.16 LORETTA MCNULTY SW CASTLEFINN RUNNING402 648 49.16 KATE MCAULEY MW INDIVIDUAL403 461 49.31 TERESA WHITE MW INDIVIDUAL404 624 49.31 FRANCES CARR MW GLENCOLMCILLE MALENROE405 1938 49.31 MARY BOWLEY MW INDIVIDUAL406 254 50.03 MARY RUSHE MW INDIVIDUAL407 375 50.06 MARIAN DUFFY MW INDIVIDUAL408 180 50.09 BRENDA BELL MW INDIVIDUAL409 176 50.10 JACKIE GALLAGHER MW INDIVIDUAL410 566 50.12 KATHLEEN COYLE MW INDIVIDUAL411 567 50.57 HANNAH GOUDIE JW RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS412 1931 51.01 FINOLA HEGARTY MW DUNKINEELEY413 1940 51.01 ANNA HARLEY SW FROSSES414 32 51.37 BRID DOHERTY MW INDIVIDUAL415 30 51.37 CATHERINE ROSE HANNIGAN SW INDIVIDUAL416 568 51.57 LOUSIE GOUDIE MW RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS417 569 51.57 EMER ALEXANDER SW CASTLEFINN RUNNING418 1502 53.05 FIONNUALA MCBRIDE MW CASTLEFINN RUNNING419 518 53.05 CARINA CATTERSON FLYNN SW INDIVIDUAL420 538 53.06 FIONA MCGINLEY MW FV FIT4LIFE421 561 53.57 UNA BONNER SW BURTONPORT422 551 54.02 BRID MCBRIDE SW INDIVIDUAL423 552 54.03 AGNES BONNER SW INDIVIDUAL424 545 54.03 SIOBHAN BOGLE MW DUNGLOE425 1946 55.05 MARY RAMSEY SW INDIVIDUAL426 563 55.05 AGNES BONNER MW BURTONPORT427 588 55.05 T MCBRIDE MW ROSSES AC428 1932 55.05 SARAH HEGARTY JW INDIVIDUAL429 393 55.05 MARGARET MARLEY MW CONVOY AC430 329 55.05 DOTS MCGINLEY MW GLEN RUNNERS431 304 55.05 MAIREAD MCGRANAGHAN SW CONVOY AC432 627 55.05 OLIVIA GILLEN MW INDIVIDUAL433 164 55.05 GERALDINE PHAIR SW INDIVIDUAL434 162 55.05 FRANCES FAULKNER SW INDIVIDUAL435 242 55.05 NANCY MCNAMEE MW FVAC436 275 55.05 SONJA ODONNELL SW FV FIT4LIFE437 267 55.05 KAREN SMITH SW FV FIT4LIFE438 456 55.05 ANN PATTERSON SW INDIVIDUAL439 328 55.05 EVELYN CUNNIGHAM SW FVACALMOST 500 TAKE PART IN RUN DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: April 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit 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Another travel headache on the way for Letterkenny town centre

first_imgA 21-week roadwork project on the Pearse Road is expected to bring more travel disruption to the busy town centre next week.Many motorists were caught in crawling traffic this Tuesday morning as Irish Water started works on the Four Lane Road from the Dry Arch to the Polestar Roundabouts.And even more delays could hit the town centre when roadworks begin on the Pearse Road on 13th of May. The estimated time for these works to be completed is 21 weeks, which is the beginning of October.Gardaí have warned that the left turn will be blocked from the Paddy Harte Road (Loop Road) to the Pearse Road during this time.Traffic on the Paddy Harte road will be permitted to turn right only onto the Pearse Road.Motorists who wish to travel in the Glenties or Oldtown direction will have to travel over the Pearse road from the Paddy Harte road, take a left onto the Oliver Plunkett road and another left at the top of it onto Main Street. They can travel onwards from there. A statement from Gardaí said: “The junctions will be manned at peak traffic times in an attempt to minimise disruption to travel times. The traffic restrictions will alter as the weeks pass.” Another travel headache on the way for Letterkenny town centre was last modified: May 8th, 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)last_img read more

Freedom Fridays campaign under way

first_img20 September 2013The countdown to the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s freedom and democracy officially began on Friday with the launch of the Freedom Fridays campaign – a call on all citizens to “wear anything that makes them feel proudly South African each Friday”.South Africans will celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy on 27 April 2014. The day will mark two decades since South Africans of all races voted in the country’s first free and fair election, ushering in a new democratic dispensation.The Freedom Fridays campaign, which aims to build momentum in the run-up to the 20 years celebration, calls on all South Africans to take pride in their nation and celebrate the road they have travelled since 1994.It encourages South Africans, each Friday between now and 27 April 2014, to wear anything that expresses their pride in being a South African – including the colours of the national flag, traditional attire, national soccer or rugby team jerseys, or anything else that reflects solidarity with the 20 years celebrations.Speaking at the launch of the campaign at Sakhumzi Restaurant in Soweto on Friday, former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada said the most important thing that the country had achieved since 1994 was human dignity.Holding up a sign with the words “This lift is for Europeans only – service lift is provided for tradesmen, non-Europeans, prams and dogs”, Kathrada said: “I am sure young people have never seen this before. I do not have to say anything more because one sentence has said it all.“Yes, 1994 brought us dignity. Apartheid is no longer there. Racism is now a criminal offence. But today we’ve got many challenges,” Kathrada said. “Poverty, unemployment, disease and children without schools are the new challenges we are facing.“I am glad that young people have already established what our new challenges are and I am confident that young people, who are the majority of our country, will stand up to the challenges that face us because there is no dignity in poverty, disease and hunger.”Speaking to SAnews afterwards, Bronwyn De Matros, a 38-year-old teacher from Redhill High in Morningside, Johannesburg said: “As a South African, I was so emotional when one of our struggle heroes demonstrated to us what he went through during the apartheid era.“It just showed to me how terrible apartheid was. It is painful to imagine what the generation before us went through during those turbulent years, but I am also glad that the democracy brought in 1994 has so far helped us as South Africans to live side by side.”Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said the government fully endorsed the Freedom Fridays initiative. He urged all South Africans to be proud of their nationality and to celebrate who they are each Friday between now and 27 April 2014 by wearing anything that expressed their pride in being South African.“The message we are sending out is that we are proudly South Africans.”Mashatile said there was a lot to celebrate on the 20th anniversary. “Before 1994, black people had no right to vote at all. Our books were full of racial statutes that prohibited black people from going to certain areas, and one such racial law was the Group Areas Act, but all those laws are no longer exist.“We might have challenges that we still need to address, but we need to celebrate 20 years of stable democracy and as we celebrate, we are not going to fold our [arms] because they are still many hills to be climbed,” Mashatile said.“As South Africans, we are great people and we are building a great nation. I have no doubt that we are still going to achieve our goals. We are committed people, who are prepared to work very hard.”A grade 11 learner at St Martin High in Soweto, Tshogofatso Dhlamini, 16, said: “This is a good initiative, which will also help to teach us as young South Africans to love each other irrespective of different ethnic groups.”Pholoa Motlanthe, 16, a grade 10 learner at the same school, said: “Events like these help us, who were born after the dawn of democracy, to understand where the generations before us come from.”Freedom Fridays is fashioned after the inspirational Football Fridays campaign that united South Africans behind the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and the Magnificent Fridays campaign which mobilised South Africans to support the country’s national cricket, rugby and netball World Cup squads in 2011.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Burhan anniversary forces early vacation in J&K

first_imgThe J&K government on Thursday announced 10-day summer vacations, despite pleasant weather, to coincide with the protest calendar of the militant United Jehad Council (UJC) on the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. In the past, summer vacations were announced in the third week of July for schools in the valley.A government order said all educational institutions up to the higher secondary level in Kashmir “shall observe summer vacation from July 6 to July 16”.As schools and colleges remain restive in the Kashmir valley this year, the vacations starkly coincide with the UJC’s weeklong protest programme starting July 8, the day Hizbul commander Wani was killed in an encounter last year, fuelling a five-month long unrest that left over 93 civilians dead and more than 15,000 injured. The UJC has called for a shut down on July 8 and 13.Independent legislator Engineer Rasheed said there was no justification for the vacations. ‘Working days lost’“Most working days in educational institutions have been wasted due to law and order problems. The government seems to have given into Syed Salahuddin’s protest calendar,” said MLA Rasheed. He said vacations were usually declared when the temperatures reach its peak, “However, this year, the temperatures are comparatively moderate.”Netizens also took potshots at the government. “Summer vacations with students wearing woollens comes as a surprise,” wrote a Facebook user.last_img read more

Buffet-Gates Head To India

first_imgBillionaire philanthropists Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are headed to India as part of the “Giving Pledge” initiative to encourage India’s rich to pledge half their wealth to charity. In an open letter, the billionaires said they “come not as preachers, but more like cheerleaders,” adding: “Not that India needs us to tell them. When we talk about standing on the shoulders of giants in the United States in the personages of Rockefeller and Carnegie, it’s important to note that eight years before Andrew Carnegie would establish the endowment that created the American university bearing his name, Jamsetji Tata established the JN Tata Endowment, which would lead to creation of the world-renowned Indian Institute of Science. Six years later, Tata would pledge half his wealth to philanthropy.”  Related Itemslast_img read more

Job survey: Multiple jobs created in corporate India in the year 2007

first_imgREAL ESTATE30% revenue growth1,19,153 new jobsJob seekers have never had it so good. From software to manufacturing, everyone is adding as many warm bodies as it can, making 2007 a landmark year in terms of job creation. Even though corporate India is faced with short-term pressures of rising input costs,,REAL ESTATE30% revenue growth1,19,153 new jobsJob seekers have never had it so good. From software to manufacturing, everyone is adding as many warm bodies as it can, making 2007 a landmark year in terms of job creation. Even though corporate India is faced with short-term pressures of rising input costs, high interest rates and a potential slowdown in demand, employment forecast for both the manufacturing and services sectors has never been this strong. Job seekers have never had it so good. From software to manufacturing, everyone is adding as many warm bodies as it can, making 2007 a landmark year in terms of job creation. Even though corporate India is faced with short-term pressures of rising input costs, high interest rates and a potential slowdown in demand, employment forecast for both the manufacturing and services sectors has never been this strong.IT & SERVICES35% revenue growthThe survey covered 114 units in thesector which employs 13,61,997 people.In 2007, it is expected to create…1,58,735 new jobsEmployment, as a measure of economic growth, has been on the uptick since 2004, but the activity has gained momentum over the last two years with companies adding capacities and increasing headcounts, thanks to rising domestic consumption. Projected to close the financial year with a growth rate of 9 per cent, India continues to be among the three fastest-growing economies in the world. Consequently, its contribution to global GDP is slated to increase from the present 6.2 per cent to 8.8 per cent by 2020. A lion’s share of this growth comes from the services and the manufacturing sectors, which have grown by over 11 per cent in 2006-07. With India gearing up to be a manufacturing hub for industries like textile, auto, steel and petroleum products, the war for talent is spilling on to the manufacturing sector as well.TEXTILE & GARMENTS20% revenue growthThe survey covered 109 units in thesector which employs 18,04,376 people.In 2007, it is expected to create…1,46,065 new jobsThe macro-environment may have turned tight with interest rates hardening, but there is little likelihood of a downturn in economic activity in the near future as companies are relying more on non-banking sources for their capital expenditure needs. As a result, higher interest rates are not expected to significantly impact investment and employment activity.The analysis by the Asian Development Bank, based on the numbers in the latest National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) report on employment, indicates that the employment growth rate has picked up from 1 per cent between 1993-94 and 1999-2000 to 2.8 per cent during 1999-2000 and 2004.TELECOM & LOGISTICS43% revenue growthThe survey covered 77 units in thesector which employs 29,16,629 people.In 2007, it is expected to create…93,936 new jobsManufacturing saw the steepest employment increase at 5.8 per cent, which was followed by services at 3.9 per cent. The higher employment rate in the economy has also benefited those with less than secondary school qualifications. In fact, those who have studied until middle school are the biggest gainers from the growth in employment, capturing 42 per cent of the 70 million jobs that came up between 1999-2000 and 2004. For those who are wondering where to look for that dream job, the wait ends now. Looking for a job won’t be akin to finding a needle in a hay stack. The INDIA TODAY-Ma Foi Employment Trends Survey puts 16 sectors under the scanner to understand how many people will be added in 2007. Market research agency TNS Mode surveyed 1,294 units across all major industry segments, geographical areas, size, class, and ownership types to get a fix on how many new jobs would be created.The results of the survey indicate employment in organised sector is growing rapidly, after years of stagnation. Corporate India is expected to create 8,22,456 new jobs in 2007, across 16 sectors. All the sectors will witness growth in employment, except the banking and finance verticals. This is mainly because private banks are riding high on retail business, while the growth of public sector banks has been significantly lower. The employment fall is most marked in this sector on account of VRS as well as attrition not compensated by increased hiring.advertisementMEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT20% revenue growthThis nascent sector of economy has seenphenomenal growth. In 2007, new channelsand radio stations are expected to create…20,000 new jobsThe star performer of India Inc for job creation is the IT and ITES sector, which will create the maximum jobs, followed by textile and garment manufacturing, real estate and construction, transport and communication. Explains Satish Pradhan, executive vice-president, group HR, Tata Sons, “There is a growth story unfolding in India and this growth has intensified due to industrialisation, driven by domestic and international consumption.” Currently, there are 150 million Indians at an approximate income level of Rs 1.5 lakh per annum and by 2011, over 750 million will be in this income slab, which will drive consumption considerably. This class, also known as the mass affluent Indians, is getting better jobs and fatter pay cheques. IT SERVICES & ITES: The year 2005 witnessed the coming of age of the Indian IT multinationals, with the traditionally Indiacentric, indigenous players beginning to build noticeable presence in other locations-through cross-border acquisitions, onshore contract wins and organic growth in other low-cost locations. In keeping with past trends, the biggest employment generator this year will be the IT-ITES sector. The industry is likely to record $47.8 billion in annual revenues in 2007, an increase of nearly 28 per cent, taking the sector’s contribution to overall GDP to 5.4 per cent from 4.8 per cent last year. Multinational companies have announced investments to the tune of $10 billion in 2006-07, which will be invested over the next few years. By 2010, the IT and ITES industries aim to grow to $60 billion, which will mean an addition of 5,00,000 new jobs over the next three years.AVIATION25% revenue growthIndia has added 135 new aircraft intwo years. In 2007, private airlinesare expected to create…8,000 new jobsAccording to the survey, this sector will add over 1,58,735 people over the next 12 months. However, increases in employment due to off shoring are not being adequately captured in this survey as some of that is through offshore arms of Indian multinationals. Be it Wipro or Cognizant, the fourth biggest IT services provider in India, almost every IT company is adding to its head-count. NASSCOM projections show that the employment base of the software sector will touch 1.6 million in 2007, with big boys of IT services and their business process outsourcing (BPO) arms recruiting generously.Cognizant plans to add a net of 17,200 professionals in calendar 2007, taking its global headcount to at least 56,000, from 38,800 in December 2006. Says Bhaskar Das, vice-president, HR: “Over 85 per cent of the hiring will happen in India, of both freshers and experienced professionals.” IT services companies typically look for engineers or science graduates at the entry level with a compensation of Rs 2.4 lakh per annum, while the lateral placements (that of experienced professionals) could range from project managers to vertical heads. IT services giant Wipro’s growth momentum is likely to be the same as last year. It recruited 15,000 people across its software and BPO businesses and Pratik Kumar, head of its HR, expects to add almost the same number this year.CHEMICALS & PHARMA10% revenue growthThe survey covered 174 units in thesector which employs 7,26,163 people.In 2007, it is expected to create…39,968 new jobsIn an industry where attrition is in the range of 14-20 per cent, recruitment is not easy. In order to find the right kind of people, Cognizant is aggressively following the employee-referral programme. Approximately 51 per cent of Cognizant’s lateral hiring last year came from this programme, which translates into more than 3,000 professionals joining from this route. Cognizant encourages its employees, to “bring in” their friends and peers, with incentives up to Rs 50,000.From malls to night clubs, the BPO firms are all over the place, looking for people. In order to shatter the college canteen atmosphere, companies like WNS have started the concept of familiarisation trips for potential employees so that they know what a BPO job means. Explains Anirudh Limaye, HR manager at WNS: “It is important for people to understand that this is a serious business and not about fun.”Thanks to the shortage of talented manpower, companies like Wipro are even hiring young science graduates and putting them on the job where they acquire software skills by day and attend lectures of BITS Pilani professors by night. At the end of four years, these science graduates not only have a job with Wipro but also have an engineering degree to boot.AUTOMOBILE & AUTO COMPONENTS: While the software growth story has been unfolding for a while, the next big story is automobiles and components. The survey estimates that this sector will see 20,946 new jobs in 2007. With India slated to become a large auto market and an export hub for small cars, the world’s leading automobile companies are setting up manufacturing facilities in India. At the end of 2004-05, the total sales of passenger vehicles-cars, utility vehicles and multi-utility vehicles- crossed the 1 million-mark to touch 1.06 million, with exports of 1,66,000 vehicles. According to estimates, India will take over Germany in sales volumes by 2010 and Japan by 2012. The Indian auto component industry is also estimated to grow exponentially over the next few years as the country emerges as a auto hub, due to its engineering skills.FMCG & DURABLES9% revenue growthThe survey covered 73 units in the sectorwhich employs 18,53,596 people. In2007, it is expected to create…56,801 new jobs advertisementadvertisementThe biggest recruiters in this sector will be the new automobile manufacturing facilities of domestic and global companies. The sector has seen two big joint ventures, new manufacturing facilities by leading auto companies and green-field plants by auto component makers like Bharat Forge. The Mahindra & Mahindra, Nissan and Renault joint venture will invest Rs 4,000 crore in a facility, which will produce cars at a plant near Chennai. The plant will produce models for all the three partners, with capacity to produce 4,00,000 cars and utility vehicles. The M&M-Renault venture will add about 2,000 people and most of the employees will either have engineering talent or line expertise. Bulk of the new employees will be at the entry level, graduate trainees, who will either be groomed for management positions for the flagship or they will be engineers and science students for Tech Mahindra. Says Rajiv Dubey, group human resource head: “The group is in an expansion phase and will be recruiting a large number of people. People for the auto joint venture would have to have production experience and engineering skills.”AUTO & COMPONENTS12% revenue growthThe survey covered 74 units in the sector which employs 4,88,072 people. In 2007, it is expected to create…20,946 new jobsAnother such ambitious joint venture is between the Tatas and Italian car giant Fiat. The alliance, with aggregate investments of over Rs 4,000 crore, will create a facility at Ranjangaon, Maharashtra, with capacities to produce in excess of 1,00,000 cars and 2,00,000 engines and transmissions yearly. Both Fiat and Tata vehicles will be manufactured at the same facility. Says Anurag Jain, managing director of the Rs 1,500-crore auto-component company Endurance Group: “Auto and auto components industry will need high quality talent in all areas ranging from design and development, manufacturing, quality to sales and marketing.” The bulk of recruitment will be in the junior and middle levels. Primarily, people with good technical trade skills as well as bright engineers are going to be in demand in this sector.Companies have tie-ups in place to create their own talent pipeline. Bharat Forge, for instance, has partnered with BITS Pilani and University of Warwick, UK, to help its employees attain degrees in manufacturing management. Not only do professors come down for weekend courses but employees are also given one week in a month off to study. All this is creating the stickiness for employees.MANUFACTURING: India’s brick and mortar sector is shining too. Be it petro products, garments, packaged foods or colas, all companies engaged in their production are on a hiring spree. According to the survey, companies producing beverages, cigarettes and food products will recruit over 56,901 people in this calendar year, while those in the manufacture of wood products, furniture, jewellery, sports goods will add 69,912 people.RETAIL & TRADE30% revenue growthThe survey covered 98 units in the sectorwhich employs 6,39,384 people. In2007, it is expected to create…48,705 new jobsFor the first time in the last 10 years, industrial growth in India has exceeded 10 per cent. Also, for the first time ever, the manufacturing rate of growth has exceeded 12 per cent in six months (April-September 2006). Manufacturing accounts for about 80 per cent of India’s industrial production, while mining and electricity account for approximately 10 per cent each. Consumer durables and non-durables have also shown record upward trends. Consumer goods have recorded a high growth of 12.5 per cent with 12.6 per cent growth in durables and 12.5 per cent growth in non-durables. All these figures are now adding up to new jobs in each of these sectors.Besides consumption-led growth, job creation is expected to get a boost by the numerous special economic zones (SEZs) that are coming up. According to a study conducted by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), SEZs are the best tools to improve India’s social and industrial infrastructure. Close to 30 SEZs are already operational which provide direct employment to 0.15 million people and indirect employment to many more.Reliance Industries, the biggest player in the petrochemicals and petroleum business and a promoter of two big SEZs, plans to aggressively recruit for its new refinery coming up in Jamnagar by 2008. The new refinery, which is an SEZ, will add about 2,200 people in 2007. Says V.V. Bhatt, HR head: “Over the last few months, Reliance has added over 2,800 people and we will add about 5,000 people this year. We have a bias for engineers, so the new positions too will look at engineering talent or science graduates who we can train.” The group, which is also facing the heat of attrition, offers a massive project completion bonus to employees engaged in new projects, which is double their annual salaries. This apart, Reliance is also setting up an engineering college in Gujarat, which will be a deemed university and will supply manpower.REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION: A sunrise sector, it has billions of dollars in investments. Research estimates say that Indian real estate market is expected to grow from the current $14 billion to $102 billion in the next 10 years. According to ICICI Bank, the main growth thrust is due to favourable demographics, increasing purchasing power, existence of customer-friendly banks and housing finance companies, professionalism in real estate and favourable reforms initiated by the Government to attract global investors.  “For auto JV, people must have engineering skills.”Rajiv Dubey Group HR Head, M&M “Growth has intensified due to consumption.”Satish Pradhan Executive V-P, Group HR, Tata Sons Indian real estate has huge potential in almost every sector, be it commercial, residential, retail, industrial, hospitality or healthcare. Commercial office space requirement is led by the burgeoning outsourcing and IT industry. Estimated demand from IT/ITES sector alone is expected to be 150 million sq ft of space across major cities by 2010. In residential sector, there is a housing shortage of 19.4 million units out of which 6.7 million are in urban India. The increase in purchasing power and exposure to organised retail have redefined the consumption pattern and as a result the country has experienced mushrooming of retail projects. All this means more jobs. The industry would require individuals with finance, marketing and communications. The sector will see employment creation to the tune of 1,19,153, a huge number after IT and ITES sector. And for those interested in a career in real estate, the Promoters and Builders’ Association of Poona is setting up an academy that will train and assist individuals as well as existing developers, who wish to professionalise their operations.RETAIL: It is the next big thing in India, with the Birlas, the Ambanis and the Mittals getting into it. The good news is that it will also be people-intensive. Till recently, the sector was a chaotic mix of mom-pop shops and branded outlets. In 2000, global management consultancy AT Kearney estimated that it would grow to Rs 8,00,000 crore by 2005-an annual increase of 20 per cent. As of now, only Rs 20,000 crore of the market is organised which means there is huge potential. According to another study conducted by CRISIL Research and Information Services, the organised retail industry in India is expected to grow 25-30 per cent annually and will triple in size from Rs 35,000 crore in 2004-05 to Rs 1,09,000 crore by 2010. “We will double employee strength by 2008.”Sanjay Jog HR Head, Future GroupWith players like the Future Group doubling their stores from 150 to 350 in tier II and tier III cities by 2008, the need for manpower will only increase. “We will double employee strength from 17,000 to 34,000 by 2008,” says Sanjay Jog, HR head at the group. This is one industry that recruits maximum at the shop floor level. For its management needs, retail industry is recruiting from business schools like Welingkars, which are offering retail specific courses. All eyes are now set on the Reliance Group, which currently has 80 stores operational across Hyderabad, NCR, Jaipur, Ranchi, Chennai and now Bangalore. The company aims to recruit over five lakh employees by 2010.Aditya Birla Group and Bharti are finalising plans for their roll-out. This should drive recruitment higher by 2007-end. The need for talent is not only at the managerial level but also at the store level. With most retailers looking at managing exhaustive cold chains to feed their stores, people with agricultural degrees and plantation experience will be sought-after. For instance, the Future Group has tied up with universities and colleges that offer specialisation in agricultural business in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Punjab. All this opens up huge potential in the logistics sector which will manage the supply chain for retail outlets.It is not just IT and brick and mortar companies which are on the hunt. Emerging sectors too are big employers. With new airports and airlines, the booming aviation industry will absorb thousands of trained professionals as the country’s fleet strength increases to 500-550 by 2010. Add the hospitality sector which is riding piggy back on aviation. With occupancy levels touching 75 per cent as foreign tourist arrivals record the 4.5 millionmark, the sector too is on an expansion spree. With new budget and luxury spas on the planning boards, recruitment will only spiral. Keeping in line with India’s demographics, sectors like entertainment and media are expected to boom to cater to the 500 million youngsters. India is already the third largest television market in the world and will only grow. By the end of 2007, 600 radio stations will be on air across 100-odd cities, requiring at least 20,000 professionals only for these stations.It is a good time to be young and in the job market. Boom Town rapClick here to EnlargeSurvey MethodologyThe SurveyTNS Mode conducted a survey of 1,294 units across all major industry segments, geographical areas, size class, and ownership types. It involved both visits and telephonic conversations with senior HR managers and in some cases CEOs of the firms.Data SourcesData from various sources have been used for this study. Historical data on the manufacturing sector have been culled from various rounds of the Annual Survey of Industries and publications of the Central Statistical Organisation. In some cases, industry association data have also been used. This has been supplemented and crosschecked with data from sources such as the Statistical Outline of India, data from various surveys of the National Sample Survey Organisation and Labour Statistics of India.The above sources have the advantage of almost universal coverage of the organised sector within their specific domains. However, they suffer from two significant gaps. First, most of these secondary sources are not up-to-date. To make data more up-to-date, figures on output growth from IIP as well as sectoral GDP were used to supplement that data. Second, areas such as health, education, and other such services are not covered by any data source with universal coverage. Therefore, some sectors have had to be left out from the analysis frame. Efforts are currently on to find solutions to these data gaps such that future METS have universal coverage of the organised sector in India. Once estimates of employment as of December 2006 are obtained, estimates drawn from a primary survey conducted on organised sector establishments during December 2006 and early January 2007 on their expectations related to employment increases are used.last_img read more