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first_imgReggae Marathon: Early-birdregistration closes July 31As the early-bird registration period to participate in this year’s Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K draws close to its July 31 deadline, runners from Saudia Arabia have registered for the first time, joining others from such countries as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and Poland. To date, there has been a 29 per cent increase in registration at this time, compared to last year.According to Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, race director for the event, there has been a significant increase in traffic on the event’s updated website, and most of the promotion of the event is being done through several social-media channels.Francis has encouraged local schools, corporate teams and individuals to register on line and take advantage of the discounted rates up to the end of this month.”At the close of the early-bird offer, the prices will increase for both local and international participants, with a further hike in the fees when purchased on site at the event,” he said. The registration site is: http://www.reggaemarathon.com.Guyana Amazon Warriors defeat T&T Red SteelPROVIDENCE, Guyana (CMC):A brilliant half-century from Lendl Simmons catapulted Guyana Amazon Warriors to a seven-wicket victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the 30th game of the Caribbean Premier League here on Tuesday.Simmons towered above challenging batting conditions with an outstanding unbeaten 65 as Warriors prevented Red Steel from topping the table and securing a direct entry to the finals of the competition.South African pacer Marchant de Lange shattered the Red Steel top order with a destructive four-wicket haul while Sunil Narine and Devendra Bishoo choked the visitors in the middle overs.Brad Hodge contributed a responsible 33 as Warriors secured victory with 18 balls remaining after restricting Red Steel to 117 for eight in 20 overs at the Providence stadium.The match signalled the end of the league stage of the 2015 CPL season with Amazon Warriors finishing second while Red Steel, who needed a win to finish as leaders with an automatic path to the finals, took third place.The Barbados Tridents have advanced straight to Sunday’s Final, while the Amazon Warriors go through to the Qualifier and the Red Steel must settle for a place in the Eliminator today against the Jamaica Tallawahs.last_img read more

Rugby star Tommy Bowe in the scrum for Local Enterprise Week

first_imgFormer Irish Rugby star Tommy Bowe, Donegal captain Michael Murphy and camogie star Anna Geary who is a coach on Ireland’s fittest family, are all among a fantastic line-up of speakers due in Donegal from March 4-8 as part of this year’s Donegal Local Enterprise Week.The theme for the week is ‘Peak Performance’ and topics from engineering to food, finance to social media will be covered in an array of events in venues right around the county.The week-long programme put together by staff at Donegal Local Enterprise Office in conjunction with partner agencies, and private sector businesses, will kick-off on Monday 4th March with an oficial opening by Cathaoirleach, Seamus O’Domhnaill, when three Donegal businesses who are driving their enterprise onwards and upwards will tell their inspiring stories. Hosted by broadcaster Anton Savage, successful local businesses David Gildea of Cloud Ranger, Larissa Feeney of Accountant Online and Seamus McMenamin of Mantis Cranes will all share their experiences and they are among many local businesses in the spotlight over the week.“We have found over the years that the best way to do that is, not only to bring in a host of experienced keynote speakers, but also to include stories from businesses here who can share their experience. Our opening event is a perfect example of that,” Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney said.Staff from Local Enterprise Office, Donegal and partner agencies pictured at the launch of Local Enterprise Week, which this year has ‘Peak Performance’ as its theme. The packed schedule will see events in venues all over Donegal from March 4th to March 8thMonday afternoon will also see the official opening of the new Glenties Enterprise Centre, Minister Joe McHugh will be in attendance to perform the official duties.One of the highlights of the week will be the closing event – a celebration of creative industries in Donegal on Friday 8th March with the launch of the book and short film “Donegal – We Create” but there are plenty of other highlights to choose from. “Enterprise Week has been running in Donegal for many years now and the list of events has always reflected a response from the Local Enterprise Office to the needs and requirements of businesses in the county.“Whether your business is in the start-up phase or you want to move in a new direction to grow and expand, there is something among the week’s programme to suit everyone and I would urge businesses to explore the programme and make the best of these great opportunities,” the Head of Enterprise concluded.Rugby star Tommy Bowe in the scrum for Local Enterprise Week was last modified: February 12th, 2019 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 (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:Business WeekdonegalLEOTommy Bowelast_img read more