Carvajal adds to Madrid’s injury woes in defence

first_img Danilo, who is also a right-back, began the game at left-back due to Marcelo’s absence – the Brazilian was injured in the Clasico loss to Barcelona. He appeared to be injured in the early stages of the game, too, but he stayed on the pitch and it was Carvajal who eventually had to be taken off due to a muscle problem.  Rafa Benitez has a serious problem in defence. Since the beginning of the season there have been a number of injuries. Pepe, Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo and Carvajal have all missed games and it’s possible the Spanish coach’s favoured back four (Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo) will all be absent against Cadiz. 29/11/2015 Both full-backs, though, were able to play for the majority of the game. In the end, Carvajal was replaced by Karim Benzema with Madrid two goals up and just five minutes left in the game against the Basque minnows.  J.A. Sanchezcenter_img Upd. at 21:11 Dani Carvajal, injured again. The Real Madrid right-back picked up another knock against Eibar and, almost certainly, will not play against Cadiz in the Copa del Rey this week – he could even miss next week’s game against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.  CETlast_img read more

Galway Teams Wins Six Titles At Community Games Connacht Finals

first_imgU/13 Chess Dunmore/Garrafrauns/Kiltevna Galway 5 Kilteevan 0 A great day of sport and competition took place on Saturday when over eighty teams from the five Counties of Connaught took part in the Aldi Community Games Finals hosted by Leitrim in twenty three team events. U/13 Boys Basketball Oranmore/Maree 33 Ballina 15 U/13 Girls BasketballOranmore/Maree 23  Scramogue 6 We especially congratulate all the children from Galway who took part and we offer best wishes to the winners who will now go forward to represent the Province at the Aldi Community Games Final in University of Limerick on the weekend of 25th to 27th May 2018.It was again a grand slam for Galway in the Basketball with Oranmore Maree winning all 5 Competitions, Dunmore/Garrafrauns /Kiltevna winning Gold and Silver in the U/13 and U/16Chess, Claregalway/Lackagh won gold in the U/10 Indoor soccer after AET while Annaghdown won the silver medals in the girls U13 Indoor Soccer. A big congrats to allCheck into Galway Community Games Facebook page and Connaught Community Games Facebook to see photos from the Connaught Finals.2018 Galway Results from Aldi Community Games Connaught Finals hosted by Leitrim.WinnersU/11 Mixed Basketball Oranmore/Maree 15 Castlerea 10 U/10 Boys Indoor Soccer Claregalway Lackagh 1 Aughanagh Sligo 1 AETClaregalway Lackagh won 3 – 2 on Penalties U/16 Boys Basketball Oranmore/Maree 63 Drumcliffe 19 U/16 Girls Basketball Oranmore/Maree 45 Boyle 18 U/16 Chess Manorhamilton 2 ½ Dunmore/Garrafrauns/Kiltevna 1 ½ U/10 Girls Indoor Soccer Strokestown 2 Annaghdown 0print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway Community Games wish to thank the Connaught Council of Community Games and the Leitrim Community Games Committee for hosting the event.  Thanks also to all the officials, the governing bodies, schools community centre etc who allowed Community Games organize the various events in their facilities.last_img read more

Castro absence not an excuse for loss, says Reyes

first_imgAzkals’ heart Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “I don’t know what Jayson is feeling right now, so I guess it’s up to him when he feels ready.  It’s only him who knows what’s happening with his body, so he told me after two games, he’ll be ready,” he said.“He just started practicing again, maybe a couple of practice. We can’t rely on Jayson to save our season. Everybody from the team, we have to do our part to make this conference a successful one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes TNT’s Ranidel de Ocampo. PBA IMAGESNot even the absence of Jayson Castro could pass as a viable excuse for TNT coach Josh Reyes following the KaTropa’s opening-game loss to Rain or Shine on Wednesday night.Reyes, who acted as a temporary head coach for TNT with Nash Racela tied up with Far Eastern University, said not having Castro was not the reason why the KaTropa dropped a 101-87 decision to the Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ “It’s really an adjustment. Everybody is used to playing with Jayson, but it shouldn’t be an excuse for everybody including myself,” said Reyes.“We should’ve done a better job defensively because I felt that if we could’ve made enough stops, enough defensive rebounds, the result could be different.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThe 30-year-old Castro is taking a much-needed rest after playing nonstop starting from his national team duties in 2013 up to the 2016 Governors’ Cup semifinals where TNT lost to Meralco in five games early last month.According to Reyes, Castro, who is also expected to miss TNT’s game against Barangay Ginebra on Sunday, is set to make his season debut on Dec. 2 against Blackwater. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View commentslast_img read more

Species evolve more than twice as fast at poles as in tropics: study

first_imgConsidering the swarming biodiversity at the equator, and the lack of diversity near the poles, scientists have long assumed that species evolve more rapidly in warm waters. But a new study of the evolutionary development of 30,000 fish species has turned that idea on its head.Biologists found that a fish species in the tropics split into a new species on average every 10 to 20 million years. But near the poles, that average rate is roughly every four million years – more than twice as fast.The reason may be the far more extreme and less stable climatic conditions found near the poles. This results in more frequent extinctions, which clears out species diversity and empties ecological niches, setting the stage for the next new burst of species formation in other groups of organisms.But if species form faster at the poles than in the tropics, why isn’t there greater biodiversity in the Arctic and Antarctic than at the equator? One possibility: while speciation is more rapid at the poles, extinctions may be more numerous too. But this still isn’t clear, and more research will be needed to find out. Coral reef ecosystem at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Species diversity in the tropics is far greater than that found at the poles, but scientists have found that the rate of speciation for fish is much faster in polar regions. Image by Jim Maragos / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Picture a healthy, tropical coral reef. Lionfish, parrotfish, and clownfish dart through cerulean waters, swimming over a veritable rainbow of corals. Now picture the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. If you struggle to come up with anything besides a cold, dark abyss, where very little ever happens ecologically or evolutionarily, you’re not alone. But, you’d also be wrong.The tropics are home to a dazzling array of biodiversity, the temperate zones less so, with the poles often evoking words like “barren” and “desolate.” Biologists describe this continuum as the latitudinal diversity gradient, with species densities lowest in the Arctic and Antarctic, and highest around the equator. This concept has long guided our thinking about Earth’s biodiversity, informing widely held assumptions that the tropics have higher biodiversity because species form there faster.That’s why new research, published in the journal Nature, is so shocking to the scientific community.The clichéd image of the Arctic and Antarctic oceans is of evolutionarily starved ecosystems. Scientists have now shown this to be far from the truth, at least among fish species. Photo credit: JEROME LESSARD/PHOTOGRAPHER on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NCWhen researchers compared the evolutionary relationships of more than 30,000 fish species, they found that the rate of speciation – the time it takes for one species to split and become two separate species – was significantly higher at the poles than in the tropics. It’s a discovery that upends our preconceived notions about global biodiversity development.In their analysis, researchers found that a fish species in the tropics split into a new species on average every 10 to 20 million years. But near the poles, that average rate was more like every four million years – more than twice as fast.The reason why this is, says Daniel Rabosky, lead author of the study and evolutionary biologist at the University of Michigan, isn’t yet clear.A juvenile Onespot Demoiselle. The big question researchers are facing: if the rate of speciation is faster in polar regions, compared to the tropics, why is biodiversity so much greater at the equator than it is up north? Does the rate of species extinction play a major role? Image by zsispeo found on Flickr.It’s unlikely, says Rabosky, that anything about the physical environment itself, such as low surface temperatures, is leading to a faster rate of speciation at the poles. “Certainly, [speciation] should be faster due to temperature in the tropics,” he explains. “The accepted wisdom is that warmer places should have more things going on than cold places.” Rather, he thinks what’s ultimately driving this suped-up speciation has more to do with extinction.The fossil record shows that there is an explosion of species diversity right after a big extinction event, such as the asteroid impact 65 million years ago that put an end to the dinosaurs and gave mammals their big break. This same rapid rebound effect could also be happening at the poles, given their lack of climatic stability. Freshwater lakes in northern Canada, where ice sheets once sat, seem to backup Rabosky’s hypothesis; researchers there have witnessed rapid speciation among fish, occurring in a blink of an eye on a geologic time-scale.“Clearing out of species diversity sets the stage for a new burst of species formation in other groups of organisms,” Rabosky explains.Divers under Arctic ice find little of the startling biodiversity seen on tropical coral reefs. But nonetheless, evolution is fast at work in polar regions. Photo credit: bbcworldservice on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-NC.Brian Bowen, a researcher at the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Marine Biology, agrees. The Arctic and Antarctic see extreme variations in conditions not only from year to year, but in terms of glacial cycles, too. “Those places get locked up in ice and then they thaw; that opens up a lot of new habitat at the end of every ice age,” Bowen says. “If there’s one thing we understand about species flux and high levels of speciation, it’s that when you open up new habitat you tend to get rapid speciation.”Bowen points to similar rapid species development in the Galapagos and Hawaiian Islands which support this theory; both archipelagos formed from volcanic lava that welled up in the middle of the ocean, far from any continental land mass, and both areas have a high number of endemic species. “Something gets in there, where there are all kinds of unused niches, and they speciate rapidly.”But if species are forming faster at the poles than in the tropics, why isn’t there more biodiversity in the Arctic and Antarctic compared to near the equator? Possibly, while speciation is faster up north, then so is extinction. But that isn’t entirely clear, says Rabosky, and will require digging deeper into the fossil record.“There is no real understanding of what is regulating diversity on Earth… that’s one of the big frontiers here,” he says.Chaetodon fasciatus, Red Sea raccoon butterflyfish, and Diagonal butterflyfish. Scientists now possess an evolutionary snapshot of fish speciation rates globally, but they don’t have enough data to conclude how speciation might occur in the future near the poles and in the tropics among fish and other animal and plant species. Image by Artur Rydzewski found on Flickr.Though not his preferred take, Rabosky suggests the Arctic and Antarctic could currently be undergoing a sudden explosion of diversity, and that if we were to look 20 million years into the future, the latitudinal diversity gradient could have all but disappeared. However, our current lack of knowledge makes it too difficult to determine whether the rate of speciation at the poles has increased or decreased over time.Another unanswered question: is the rapid polar speciation seen in fish also occurring in other animals and plants? Does it apply to mollusks, algae, and crustaceans? And what about non-marine life? Birds, for example, don’t seem to show the same relationship between latitude and species formation, while mammals have never been studied in this way.“This is a fascinating wrinkle on the whole issue of the origins of biodiversity,” says Bowen.Atlantic cod can be found as far north as the Arctic Ocean. Polar regions have low fish diversity, but far northern waters are now thought to be the site of rapid fish speciation. Photo credit: Image by Joachim S. Müller found on Flickr. Article published by Glenn Scherer Animals, Arctic Animals, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Hotspots, Biology, Climate Change And Biodiversity, Climate Change And Extreme Weather, Conservation, Ecology, Ecosystems, Environment, Evolution, Extinction, Extreme Weather, Fish, Green, Habitat, New Species, Polar Regions, Research, Tropics, Weather, Wildlife center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Linden Town Clerk accused of not having “respect” for Council

first_imgMonths after former councillors within the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) passed a No-Town Clerk Jenella BowenConfidence motion against Town Clerk Jenella Bowen, Mayor Carwyn Holland has accused her of lacking respect for the municipality and failing to relate correspondence regarding the Council in a timely manner.During the recent statutory meeting, Holland also informed councillors that he had resorted to serving the Town Clerk an official written reprimand for failure to attend an important meeting, which was recently scheduled to take place between the two, among other things.He stated that while Bowen had agreed to attend the meeting, he along with Deputy Mayor Waneka Arindell were left waiting for hours but she did not turn up. Holland contended that there are several outstanding issues, which need to be settled but noted that he seems not to have her full attention.“There’s so much going on in this council that we need to be made aware. I’m saying if there’s matters before the council that we need to know about, they need to be brought to the fore… It is essential that you refocus your efforts on working together with the body of councillors to establish a collaborative working relationship,” Holland stressed.In her response, Bowen said she believes there is some kind of “mix up” as it relates to the roles and responsibilities of the administration versus that of the council as well as the policy-maker and administration.Meanwhile, Councillor Lennox Gasper who abstained from the Motion stated that a decision to reprimand the town clerk should be one for the Council to make, while noting that there was some amount of tardiness which he said was due to the lack of resources.last_img read more

Juveniles set mattress on fire at Sophia Holding Centre

first_imgThree detainees of Sophia Juvenile Holding Centre were on Monday evening rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital after setting a mattress on fire in an act of rebellion.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the three inmates had tampered with a light switch at the facility and used the wire to ignite a fire on tissues which they then used to set the mattress ablaze.The trio allegedly moved the burning mattress into the hallway so as to prevent access by any rescue party.The authorities received a report about 18:00h that evening and responded promptly.Juvenile inmates being evacuated to the Georgetown Public HospitalSophia Juvenile Holding CentreFurther reports revealed that at the time of the arrival of the Fire Services, the blaze had already been extinguished by a lone police officer present at the scene. The swift action by the officer prevented any major damage to the facility.Nevertheless, six detainees of the Centre were reportedly affected by the fire.The suspected trio had to be medically evacuated as a result of smoke inhalation and after receiving treatment at the Hospital, they were discharged Tuesday evening.Details as to what exactly prompted the juveniles to initiate the fire remain unclear as investigations continue.The Juvenile Holding Centre at Sophia was commissioned in 2011 as a detention facility for juveniles, separate from the adult prisons.Only last year three male juveniles escaped from the Centre; however, they were subsequently captured and detained.last_img read more

Husband charged for punching wife in the face

first_imgA resident of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) has been charged with the offnce of punching his wife in the face.Forty-year-old Shawn Primo denied the allegation when the charge was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Friday last by Magistrate Judy Latchman.It is alleged that he, on August 13, 2017 at the Number 47 Bus Park in Georgetown, unlawfully assaulted Carla Primo.The father of two reportedly approached the virtual complainant (VC) as she was headed to work, and an argument ensued.The accused then proceeded to cuff the VC to her face, which resulted in major swelling. The matter was reported and the accused was arrested and charged by Police.The prosecution had no objection to bail being granted to the accused, and this was set at the sum of ,000. The matter will be called again before Magistrate Latchman on October 9, 2017 for fixture.last_img read more

Wolverines play Tologs to 2-2 tie

first_imgUnfortunately for the Tologs, that’s all the visiting Wolverines needed. Erin Kristovich knocked in a shot in heavy traffic to forge a 2-2 tie with the Tologs in the cozy confines of Crane Field. LA CA?ADA FLINTRIDGE – Victory was there for the taking. Regulation time had expired and all the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls soccer team had between it and a win over Harvard-Westlake was a minute of injury time. The tie was enough for the Wolverines (13-7-5, 6-0-3) to clinch their sixth straight Mission League title. The Tologs (10-6-5, 3-4-2) were all but eliminated from postseason consideration with the tie. They are in fifth place. They can tie Chaminade for third with a win over Notre Dame on Wednesday, but the Eagles hold the tiebreaker with two wins in head-to-head play. “Flintridge is the unluckiest team on the planet … they deserved to win tonight,” Harvard-Westlake coach Richard Simms said. Mary Amato sent a free kick from the center line into traffic. The ball ended up on the foot of Kristovich, who dashed the Tologs’ upset bid. “We’ve got to clear the ball out of the box,” Sacred Heart coach Frank Pace said. center_img Sacred Heart has not beaten the Wolverines, who increased their unbeaten streak in league to 18 matches, since 1999. Coco Weaver broke a scoreless tie early in the second half with a goal off a cross from Katie Shelly to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead. The Tologs responded on a goal by Carter Vettese in the 53rd minute. Carly Crowder scored just four minutes later to give the Tologs a 2-1 lead. Vettese caromed a shot off the crossbar in the 74th minute that could’ve iced the win. “We had a couple of good chances, but give Harvard-Westlake credit. They come from a culture of winning,” Pace said. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mourinho travels to Bournemouth, Guardiola hosts Sunderland

first_imgCurrent Italy coach Antonio Conte faces a highly-charged first game in the dugout for Chelsea as he has a London derby with Slaven Bilic’s West Ham.Another of the influx of top class continental European coaches, Jurgen Klopp, will begin his first full season in charge having replaced Brendan Rodgers in the middle of last term by taking his Liverpool outfit to face French veteran Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.Champions Leicester have a gentle start away at newly-promoted Hull, but then have their credentials tested to the full when they host the Gunners, who finished runners-up, the week after.Two former Southampton bosses will trade blows on the pitch as Ronald Koeman’s first taste as Everton manager will be to host Spurs, coached by his predecessor at Saints, Maurico Pochettino.Only a year ago Koeman criticised Pochettino for ditching Southampton before his contract was up only for Koeman to do the same thing when he took the Everton job on Tuesday. 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will go head-to-head on September 10. PHOTO/AFP.LONDON, United Kingdom Jube 15 – Jose Mourinho faces a trip to the seaside in his first Premier League game in charge of Manchester United as they face Bournemouth in the Premier League fixtures unveiled on Wednesday.His bitter rival from his days in charge of Real Madrid in Spain, former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola now in charge of city rivals Manchester City, will host Sunderland, who just escaped the drop last season. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

IRONMAN TO KICK-START ENTERPRISING DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK

first_imgThe Irish winner of the 2011 UK Ironman contest Gerry Duffy is one of the speakers at this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Week, which starts on Monday, March 5.Duffy, who ran 32 marathons in 32 days, is a motivational speaker.High-profile media commentator Dr. Maureen Gaffney, social media guruKrishna De and Gerry Duffy are just some of the high profile speakers.Organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board, in conjunction with its enterprise partners in Donegal, the aim of the week-long programme of events is to inspire and motivate people to consider starting their own business and to provide a learning and networking forum for those already in business. Running from Monday 5th March through to Friday March 9th in venues across the county; the theme for the week is “With winning in mind”.“There is a great mix of guests and some brilliant events this year”, saidMichael Tunney, Chief Executive of Donegal County Enterprise Board.  “Wehave lined up some really inspirational speakers along with consultantswho can give practical day-to-day advice on how to run a business”.The week kicks off in Letterkenny at lunchtime on Monday 5th with DebraSearle, entrepreneur, author and adventurer.  Debra first hit theheadlines when she single-handedly rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.In an epic 3 ½ month journey she battled 30 foot waves, sharks and force 8gales in a 23 foot plywood boat before reaching her destination. Sincethen she has completed the Yukon River Quest and sailed around theAntarctic. Debra has also launched two companies, published a book andpresented regularly for BBC television. Events continue on Tuesday 6th with a workshop in Letterkenny Institute ofTechnology (LYIT) on generating new business ideas, followed later thatday by a Failte Ireland seminar on marketing tourism websites held at theStation House Hotel in Letterkenny. That afternoon in Ballybofey PaulaFitzsimons, a consultant with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)project will speak about gender and entrepreneurship.On Wednesday two of Ireland’s leading digital marketing experts, KrishnaDe and Gareth Dunlop, will host a workshop and panel discussion on websitedesign and online strategy for small businesses.  Krishna De is anaward-winning commentator and social media strategist for companies suchas RTE, Bank of Ireland and Diageo.  Gareth Dunlop is a respected digitalmarketing consultant and ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ at the NorthernIreland Science Park. He is also former managing director of digital mediafirms Tibus and ION Online Marketing.On Thursday morning the focus will turn to the “Student Enterprise Awards2012” in the Mount Errigal hotel Letterkenny, during which there will be ashowcase of the finalists and the announcement of the overall winners.There will also be seminars on controlling cashflow, marketing yourbusiness and lean manufacturing.One of the biggest events of the week will take place on the morning ofFriday 9th, when leading broadcaster and academic Dr. Maureen Gaffneyheadlines a seminar on “Maximizing Your Business Potential ThroughWellbeing”.  Dr. Gaffney is a regular contributor to the Vincent Browneshow, appears frequently on RTE television and radio and is an Irish Timescolumnist.  Her most recent book, “Flourishing”, reached number 1 in theIrish best-seller list.  Dr. Gaffney will discuss ways to maintain apositive outlook and increase your mental resilience, beneficial advicefor any business people.  She will be joined by Gerry Duffy, Irishtri-athlete and author.  Gerry rose to public prominence last year when hewon the inaugural UK Iron man competition, finishing first by over 22hours after a gruelling week long endurance test.  Claire Burge, founderof GetOrganized, will join the seminar to provide advice on how toincrease personal productivity. Enterprise Donegal Business Week 2012 will wrap up on Friday evening witha “Cook Off” between TDs Padraig MacLochlainn and Charlie McConologue in Redcastle Hotel, hosted by Community Chef Brian McDermott.  Brian willalso provide a cookery demonstration showing how to prepare a classic fishdish using local ingredients.For further information about Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2012contact Celine Carroll, Donegal County Enterprise Board on 074 9160735 oremail ccarroll@donegalenterprise.ie Alternatively, you can visit theDonegal County Enterprise Board’s website at www.donegalenterprise.ie andregister online.IRONMAN TO KICK-START ENTERPRISING DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK was last modified: February 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more