Former Man City boss rubbishes Lokomotiv Moscow move reports

first_img1 Roberto Mancini has ruled himself out of the running for the manager’s job at Lokomotiv Moscow.Former City boss Mancini, who has been without a job since leaving Galatasaray this summer, has been linked with a switch to Russia and has also been mentioned as a possible successor to Rafael Benitez at Napoli.But the Italian coach Roberto Mancini has denied he is taking over at Moscow.Using his Twitter account, he said: “To my fans and fans of Lokomotiv Mosca … I have to say it is a great and prestigious club, but we are not in touch.” Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini last_img

US business delegation visits North West to forge trade links

first_imgRepresentatives from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development visited the North West region this week to forge links with local companies ahead of a trade visit to the US, scheduled to take place in November.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan believes that this cross-border regional approach is reaping dividends for the North West City Region.He said: “They were very keen to further explore the existing trade and export relationships that exist with companies from the North West region and Philadelphia, as well as the wider State of Pennsylvania. The visit was hugely important and very timely in that it came just weeks ahead of a planned delegation from Derry, Strabane and Donegal that is set to travel to Boston and Philadelphia in November with a number of businesses and partners.” Welcoming representatives from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to the North West region ahead of a trade visit to the US in November are from left Kevin O’Connor, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Michael Tunney, Donegal County Council, Ros Young, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Joseph Burke, Department of Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania, Dennis Davin, Department of Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania, Stephen Gillespie, Derry & Strabane District Council, Eve Anne McCarron, Donegal County Council and Cllr Paul Canning, Donegal County Council.The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Michaela Boyle welcoming the delegation to the City North West region said she was delighted to host this high-level grouping and to be given an opportunity to showcase our city and region for investment and collaborative working on a range of sectors including business, tourism and education.She said: “It was a real privilege to host the delegation and to hear from them directly about their interest in our city and district and the wider North West city region. They were very impressed with our offering and how well placed we are in terms of offering cost-competitive business opportunities in a cross border location along with high-level digital connectivity with a skilled talented workforce pool.During the trip, the delegation attended a number of site visits and meetings across the North West region including a site visit to Ulster University, LYIT and CoLab looking at the opportunities for partnership and relationship development between the university and education and business centres in the US.The delegation also travelled to Burt in Donegal to meet with businesses interested in opportunities in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and international investors. Welcoming representatives from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to the North West region ahead of a trade visit to the US in November are seated from left the Mayor of Derry & Strabane District Council, Cllr Michaela Boyle, Dennis Davin, Department of Community & Economic Development, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Cllr Paul Canning, Donegal County Council. Back, from left are Michael Tunney, Donegal County Council, Ros Young, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Joseph Burke, Department of Community & Economic Development Pennsylvannia, Eve Anne McCarron, Donegal County Council, and Kevin O’Connor, Derry City & Strabane District Council.Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council Chief Executive, speaking in advance of the trade delegation travelling to the US in November said there would be a very strong emphasis on promoting the region’s strategic cross border location to the US market.“We will be actively promoting the fact that Donegal and Derry/Strabane is in a very unique geographical location post-Brexit with a cross border gateway to both the UK and EU marketplace and working to build on the already positive engagement we have with Massachusetts. We will also be showcasing our talent, skills and entrepreneurship along with our strong ICT strengths, well-established ecosystem and quality of life.”He also highlighted the importance of the collaborative approach to engaging with the US.“By working together with our partners in the education and business sectors we are successfully making connections, developing relationships and building trust and making a real and positive impact in strengthening cross border networks.”John Kelpie, Chief Executive with Derry City and Strabane District Council said the work being done collaboratively by Derry City and Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council and its partners to promote the City Region for investment was beginning to show real and positive signs. He said: “We are really seeing the benefits of this joined up and positive approach to establish strong economic development links and initiatives between the US and the North West region. Our relationship is very strong and there is a real eagerness to develop our relationship further. This collaborative approach for the development of the region’s civic, business and educational prospects is really positive and gaining momentum. The visit by this delegation puts us in a really positive position ahead of our trade mission planned for November,” he added.The North West City region trade delegation will visit the US from November visiting both Philadelphia and Boston. It will build on the work done over the past number of years to build strong political, economic and cultural links and to reach out to the diaspora. Key to the visit is the inclusion of the local companies to promote the region as an attractive investment proposition and to develop new market and network opportunities.The trade mission will be led by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane and Donegal and include Council officials with businesses from both Council areas and organised in conjunction with and supported by the Executive Office and the Irish Government. The aim of the visit is to build on the strong political, economic and cultural linkages already established in both cities with the North West City region.This visit is part of the ongoing positive work being done by the two Councils to establish strong economic development links and initiatives in the US. It will build on the work done over the last number of years in promoting the North West region as an attractive investment proposition and on developing new market and network opportunities for businesses from Donegal, Derry and Strabane areas. US business delegation visits North West to forge trade links was last modified: September 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

LUH dealing with six flu cases a day as visitor ban continues

first_imgLetterkenny University Hospital is dealing with an average of six new cases of flu every day as the crisis continues this week.The public is being urged not to visit the building, as visiting restrictions remain in place again this weekend.Seán Murphy General Manager Letterkenny University Hospital is calling for full cooperation with the safety measures, “We are appealing to people to co-operate with the visiting restrictions so that we can protect the many very sick patients in the hospital. “We are seeing on average 6 new cases of flu in the hospital every day. Patients with flu must be accommodated in isolation to prevent the spread of infection and this is putting severe pressure on the availability of beds for other seriously ill patients who need to be admitted for treatment.“We need the co-operation of the public to protect our patients and prevent the spread of infection from the flu and to minimise the chances of it being brought into the hospital.“Our staff are working very hard to care for the many seriously ill patients in the hospital and we need to do everything we can to support them and protect our patients from additional risks of the flu virus.“Anyone carrying the flu virus can spread it for 1-2 days before developing symptoms and up to 5 days after symptoms develop. You may be spreading the flu and not even know it.” Family will only be allowed to visit in exceptional cases.In exceptional cases only, family members may arrange with the ward manager to visit critically ill patients. To arrange a visit, please call the hospital on 074 9125888 and ask to be put through to the manager on the ward who will decide if a visit can be facilitated without compromising the welfare of the patients on the ward or the welfare of the visitors.Mr Murphy added: “We are appealing to people to co-operate with hospital staff. Visitors who arrive without prior agreement from the ward manager will be asked to leave. This is a necessary to protect the many very sick patients in the hospital who are vulnerable to infection. It is critical that their care and treatment is not further complicated by the flu.”LUH dealing with six flu cases a day as visitor ban continues was last modified: December 15th, 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

South African heritage gets online home

first_img3 December 2012South Africans are now able to air their views online regarding the protection of their cultural heritage through the South African Heritage Resources Agency’s (SAHRA’s) web-based database portal, launched last week.The South African Heritage Resource Information System is available on www.sahra.org.za/sahris.The portal is an exciting, first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, said SAHRA public relations officer, Berri Samuels.“It takes SA heritage and puts everything into one place; it is accessible by all South Africans, through visiting the website and registering,” she said.“This is an administrative tool that can be used by Heritage Resource Management and other bodies.”Samuels said the website was created in a way that will show all online users how to explore the site and guide them on how to create and submit their applications.“All records created from now on may be recorded, tracked and followed up by users,” she said, adding that the applications include permits for archaeology, sites, heritage objects, graves and wrecks.According to Samuels, decisions about permit applications are recorded and may now be tracked online.“This is great progress for accessibility, transparency, prevention of loss and delays. The public may even use the web portal as a means to submit a nomination site for declaration,” she said.‘Fully digitalised and paperless’Project manager Nick Wiltshire said with the introduction of the web portal, all permit applications are now being submitted and recorded online.“It’s fully digitalised, it’s paperless and it uses a very sophisticated GIS [Geographic Information System] platform and is the first website in the world where people can see a map with all the developments taking place across the country,” he said.“If people think that a particular proposed development in their area will result in the demolition of their heritage site, they can visit the web portal and express their objections or even leave messages of support.”The development of the plan began in January this year using the Drupal Content Management System platform in line with SAHRA’s overall adoption of free open source software.The system has been tested and used by SAHRA’s employees since May this year and it is now being rolled out to all the country’s nine provinces.The system enables the efficient and co-ordinated management of South Africa’s heritage and the maximum benefit to heritage resources by appropriate promotion and use of these resources.The agency has already trained four heritage authorities in Kwazulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Free State. In January, more training will the done in the remaining provinces.SAHRA, which is an agency of the Arts and Culture Department, is an administrative body responsible for the protection of South Africa’s cultural heritage.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Unruly mob disrupted visit to my constituency: former Tripura CM Manik Sarkar

first_imgFormer Chief Minister and leader of the Opposition in the Tripura State Assembly Manik Sarkar alleged that an unruly mob disrupted his visit to Dhanpur, his assembly constituency on Thursday. He demanded lawful action against the perpetrators who are targeting the opposition rank and file across the State.Mr. Sarkar said several people raised slogans and attempted to block his movement at Dhanpur. “Not that that all of them (protestors) exhibited muscle, but some were unruly,” Mr. Sarkar said.However, he said adequate security arrangements were in place in the area to facilitate his visit. “But I advised them [police] not to apply force against those who disrupted my movement,” the former CM stated.Dhanpur is located in Sepahijala district, about 48 km south of Agartala.CPI(M) sources said Manik Sarkar was to visit a party office in Dhanpur which was recently attacked and take stock of the situation.The ruling BJP denied that its cadres were linked with the incident. Party spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharjee said the locals could have expressed their anger against their MLA (Manik Sarkar) for some reasons.last_img read more

A title and second-place in tow, Saina Nehwal returns from ‘satisfactory’ Europe leg of BWF events

first_imgAce Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal returned to Hyderabad after two creditable finishes in the European leg of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Super Series tournaments.Saina, who won bronze medal at the London Olympics this year, won the Denmark Open title last week, making it her fourth consecutive title victory. However, she could followed that up with only a runner-up finish at the French Open, as the World No. 3 lost tamely to Japanese Minatsu Mitani in the final.The year 2012 has been a rewarding one for Saina with title triumphs in Switzerland, Thailand, Indonesia and Denmark, besides the Olympic medal. She is expected to return to action at the Hong Kong Open beginning November 20.Satisfied with her performance in Europe, Saina said, “I am very happy to have played so well in Denmark and France and now I will be concentrating on Hong Kong Open. I’m very happy to have won in Denmark…happy with the way I played.”last_img read more