Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – January 16, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Previous articleRovers go second in Ulster Senior LeagueNext articleGallagher’s head entries for Donegal Mini Stages News Highland Twitter Cllr Michael McClafferty quits Fine Gael Councillor Michael McClafferty is no longer a member of the Fine Gael party. Cllr McClafferty is the second Donegal County Councillor to leave the party since the local elections last year with Cllr Frank McBreartys exit over the summer.Cllr McClafferty said he made his decision on what he termed as broken promises on Fine Gaels part.
Gulf countries are strong investors in the UK and this visit will focus on driving further investment and opening up new opportunities for British businesses in the 2 countries. Investment from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) into the UK was worth £4.3 billion in 2016.During the 3 day visit, Dr Fox will also meet government and industry representatives from Bahrain and the UAE, championing the UK’s strong business proposition and its free trading values.International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, said: Trade in goods and services between the UK and UAE is worth £14.6 billion and is the UK’s fourth largest export market outside of Europe, whilst Bahrain is a country of huge potential with trade already accounting for more than £740 million.The visit is a clear demonstration of the importance of the UK’s economic relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, following the creation of the UK-GCC trade and investment group, aiming to boost British trade in the region.Driving exports to the Middle East, the Department for International Trade has supported a Dudley furnace manufacturer to secure a £25 million order from Bahrain, helping the firm grow its workforce in the UK. Already exporting to more than 50 countries globally, Mechatherm International has built a customer base of blue chip companies, specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of bespoke furnaces used to make aluminium.Mechatherm’s ongoing success overseas is being celebrated by the DIT’s Exporting is GREAT campaign. The campaign showcases 30+ businesses – from a range of sectors and regions – to inspire and support companies up and down the country to export.Dr Fox MP also announced that the UK’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), will provide £100 million of financing for the construction of the Dubai World Trade Centre by construction company ASGC UK. Phase 4 of the project will see the construction of a hotel and will generate significant business for UK suppliers. This builds on UKEF’s support for the earlier phases of the project.UKEF is also supporting UK businesses to win export contracts in Bahrain by lending or guaranteeing loans in Bahraini Dinar, offering buyers of UK goods the ability to ‘Buy British, pay local’.For further informationContact the DIT Media and Digital Team on 020 7215 2000Follow us: @tradegovuk, gov.uk/dit I recently launched a bold and ambitious investment programme, building on the UK’s position as the leading destination for foreign investment in Europe and investors from Bahrain and United Arab Emirates will have a great deal to offer. There is a clear appetite for British goods and services all around the world, and as an international economic department we are encouraging UK businesses to grow by taking advantage of the global opportunities available as we leave the EU. From investment projects to export opportunities, million-pound infrastructure deals to evening internet entrepreneurs, the UK is in a great position to trade with the world, creating jobs and prosperity.
Read Full Story David J. Mooney, Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering, was honored with the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).“Dave Mooney is a world-class scientist and researcher, a superb teacher, and an exemplary mentor—to students and colleagues alike,” said SEAS Dean Cherry A. Murray.Established at SEAS in 2008 by Capers W. McDonald and Marion K. McDonald, the award recognizes leaders in engineering and applied sciences “who, as exemplary mentors and advisors, have significantly and consistently supported the personal and professional development of others.”Nominated by his graduate students, researchers, and support staff, Mooney was recognized for his selfless commitment to advancing the personal and professional development of those in his tight-knit laboratory community.“Dave strives to create an environment for learning and research in his lab where everyone will feel comfortable, respected, and valued,” said one former student. “It is telling that lab alumni often maintain connections with the lab and view other ‘Mooniacs’ … as a sort of extended family, even if their time in the lab never overlapped.”
Six Degrees of Separation View Comments Star Files Related Shows Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey (Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown) Show Closed This production ended its run on June 18, 2017 Broadway vets Lisa Emery (Casa Valentina), Michael Countryman (Wit) and Michael Siberry (The Sound of Music) are among the additional cast members announced for the forthcoming Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation, joining previously announced stars Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins. The production, directed by Trip Cullman, will begin previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 5, with opening night set for April 25. The limited engagement will play for 15 weeks, through July 16.In addition to Emery, Countryman and Siberry, who will play Kitty, Larkin and Geoffrey, respectively, the cast includes Tony Carlin (Sylvia) as the Doorman, James Cusati-Moyer as the Hustler, Ned Eisenberg (Rocky) as Dr. Fine, Keenan Jolliff as Woody, Peter Mark Kendall as Rick, Cody Kastro as Doug, Sarah Mezzanotte as Elizabeth, Colby Minifie (Long Day’s Journey Into Night) as Tess, Paul O’Brien (On a Clear Day) as the Detective, Chris Perfetti (Everybody) as Trent and Ned Riseley as Ben.The design team includes Mark Wendland (sets), Clint Ramos (costumes), Ben Stanton (lighting), Darron L. West (sound), Lucy Mackinnon (projections) and Charles LaPointe (wigs).Inspired by a true story, Six Degrees of Separation centers on Ouisa and Flan Kittredge (Janney and Hickey), a wealthy New York couple who take in Paul (Hawkins), a young man who cons them into believing he’s a friend of their son at Harvard and the son of Sidney Poitier. After they discover his lies, Ouisa and Flan piece together his true identity and their connection to Paul, as well as the similar encounters their upper class friends have had with the young con man.Guare’s drama-comedy premiered off-Broadway in 1990 and transferred to the Great White Way later that year. Stockard Channing, who received a Tony nomination for her performance as Ouisa, reprised her role for the film adaptation, earning an Oscar nod. James Cusati-Moyer
Andrew Galloway is selling his investment property in Loganlea, which has been identified as one of Queensland’s most affordable growth suburbs. Image: AAP/John Gass.QUEENSLAND’S best growth suburbs for buyers on a budget are in lifestyle locations and affordable hot spots in Brisbane’s backyard, a new report has revealed.For an investment property under $500,000 and with good capital growth prospects, look no further than Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, Noosaville on the Sunshine Coast and Loganlea, south of Brisbane, where values have increased by up to 20 per cent in 12 months.The Top Affordable Suburbs Report, released by researcher CoreLogic, identifies suburbs where property values are below half a million dollars and have shown strong capital growth. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE These suburbs are good targets for entry-level buyers, offering affordable real estate, improving infrastructure and strong track records that suggest ongoing strength.Palm Beach holds the number one spot as the most affordable for capital growth in the state, according to the report.Unit values in the beachside enclave have jumped 20.2 per cent in the past 12 months and more than 52 per cent in five years to a $471,758 median.But you can still snap up a two-bedroom apartment a few streets back from the beach there for $379,000. This four-bedroom house at 10 Starling St, Loganlea, is on the market for just $339,000. This two-bedroom apartment at 3/2 Brooke Ave, Palm Beach, is for sale for $379,000. This Alexandra Headland apartment is for sale for $429,000.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said first home buyers were still active in Queensland and the more affordable end of the market was not facing the same pressures as the more expensive suburbs, which explained why suburbs like Loganlea, Ripley and Jimboomba were performing well.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“We are finding the lower end of the housing market is the higher value stock — even in Brisbane,” he said.“We might not see the same gains over the next 12 months or three years, but there’s still going to be demand in these affordable markets.” The latest CoreLogic home value figures reveal a strengthening of affordable and lifestyle locations, particularly on the Sunshine Coast, which recorded a 5.5 per cent increase in home values in the past financial year. HOME FIT FOR HARRY AND MEGHAN Inside the house at 10 Starling St, Loganlea.Mr Galloway said the property had recorded solid capital growth in the past 11 years he had owned it and he had decided to take advantage of that.“I think it’s achieved the capital gain it’s going to achieve in the time frame I’m going to have it,” he said.Mr Galloway said he had noticed gentrification in and around the street in the past decade, which had made it more appealing.Selling agent Pamela Anemaat of Raine & Horne Beenleigh said there had been an increase in large blocks in the suburb being subdivided by developers offering house and land packages, which had helped generate interest, particularly from first home buyers.Mrs Anemaat said Loganlea was also popular suburb for investors because it was a high rental area and still so affordable.“It is a feast for southern buyers, and they are moving up here and purchasing up here because they just can’t afford to buy a new home down there,” she said.QLD’S 10 BEST PERFORMING AFFORDABLE SUBURBS Suburb Property type Median value Value change Value change 12 mths 5 yrs Inside the apartment at 3/2 Brooke Ave, Palm Beach.After Palm Beach, the second most affordable growth suburb in the state is Noosaville on the Sunshine Coast, where unit values have gained more than 14 per cent in the past year to reach $486,468.Alexandra Headland is also in the top 10 list compiled by CoreLogic, with units in the beachside suburb increasing in value by more than 12 per cent in a year.But you can still get a two-bedroom unit with ocean views in the suburb for $429,000. GOLD MINE FOUND IN BRISBANE BACKYARD Waterfront properties at Witta Circle in Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast.Mr Kusher said the Gold Coast housing market was starting to cool off, but demand was still strong for the Sunshine Coast. “These people from Sydney and Melbourne who want to buy a holiday property are looking at these areas and seeing pretty good value,” Mr Kusher said.“I think that’s where the buyers are coming from.” In Loganlea, about 25km south of Brisbane, house values have increased more than 14 per cent in the past year to a still very affordable $391,469. Andrew Galloway is selling his investment property, which is on the market for just $339,000.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom brick house at 10 Starling St, Loganlea, has been returning about $345 a week in rent. This two-bedroom unit in Camfield St, Alexandra Headland, is available for $429,000. This two-bedroom apartment at 3/2 Brooke Ave, Palm Beach, is for sale for $379,000. 1. Palm Beach Units $471,758 20.2% 52.2%2. Noosaville Units $486,468 14.4% 36.9%3. Loganlea Houses $391,469 14.3% 43.8% 4. Mudgeeraba Units $399,637 13% 37.8% 5. Alexandra Headland Units $397,297 12% 36.6%6. Ningi Houses $458,469 9.2% 11%7. Jimboomba Houses $494,933 9.1% 22.1%8. Ripley Houses $391,736 8.7% 23.9% 9. Elanora Units $372,760 8.6% 29.7%10. Narangba Houses $493,418 8.3% 26.9% (Source: CoreLogic, based on data to March 2018)
Don’t take this the wrong way. Nobody is rushing Bruce Bochy toward the exit.But, like sand through an hourglass, his time as Giants manager is slowly slipping away. And if you know us, it’s only a matter of time before the names of prospective managerial candidates begin hitting the wall. In fact, here comes one now.On a far-ranging, fun and entertaining post published Monday on nbcsports.com, Amy Gutierrez put the question to one of the most popular Giants to ever wear the interlocking SF.“ …
Fine food and wine in a restaurant inStellenbosch in the Western Cape.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library.)MEDIA CONTACTS• South African Chefs Association+27 11 482 [email protected] ARTICLES• SA restaurant tops in food Oscars• Celebrating SA’s township food• Dash of Zulu in heart of London• SA chocolates for all Oscar starsBarbara LudmanA delicious way to experience the Rainbow Nation is through its food. Contributions from the cultures that created South Africa make its modern cuisine one of the most exciting in Africa.For the more daring diner, South Africa offers culinary challenges ranging from crocodile sirloin to fried caterpillars to sheep heads. All three are reputed to be delicious.For the not-quite so brave, there are myriad indigenous delicacies such as biltong (dried, salted meat), bobotie (a much-improved version of Shepherd’s pie) and boerewors (hand-made farm sausages).Umnqusho, a stew of roughly crushed dried maize kernels mixed with sugar or butter beans, is said to be former president Nelson Mandela ’s favourite food. Maize meal porridge, crumbly or soft, accompanies most meals. And fried chicken from fast-food outlets is widely popular.Those who prefer to play it altogether safe will find that most eateries offer a familiar global menu – anything from hamburgers to sushi to pad thai to spaghetti bolognaise. And you can drink the tap water.Restaurant guides list close to two dozen national styles, including Vietnamese and Swiss. On a single street in a Johannesburg suburb, one finds Italian restaurants, two or three varieties of Chinese cookery, Japanese, Moroccan, French, Portuguese and Indian food, both Tandoor and Gujarati.Not far away are Congolese restaurants, Greek, even Brazilian and Korean establishments, and, everywhere, fusion, displaying the fantasies of creative chefs.But there are niche specialities as well, and not a few surprises. Some of the world’s best curries can be found in Durban; fine French cuisine in Franschhoek; the freshest fish, caught only hours before, in Cape Town and Hermanus. Wine estates in Western Cape province offer meals, often French- or English-themed, along with wine tastings. High tea is on offer at most major hotels throughout the country: high tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town is a traditional treat.Those in search of authentic South African cuisine have to look harder for those few establishments that specialise in it – like the justly famous Gramadoelas in central Johannesburg, Wandie’s Place in Soweto, the Africa Café in central Cape Town or smaller restaurants in that city’s Bo-Kaap, in Khayelitsha and Langa.MeatBasically, however, South Africans eat meat – and lots of it.Lamb from the Karoo is highly prized. Game is ubiquitous: restaurants and butchers offer mostly impala or kudu, but springbok, warthog and crocodile are sometimes available. So, for the brave, is the mopani worm, the caterpillar of the emperor moth, which is boiled, then sun-dried. Ostrich goes as guilt-free red meat, low in cholesterol and farmed in the Karoo.Whatever the meat chosen, there are braais – or barbecues – everywhere: on the pavement during the week, as fast food for labourers; and in backyards in the suburbs on weekends.What goes on the backyard grill will almost certainly be boerewors, a spicy sausage and as close to a national food as one can get. Steak houses may specialise in flame-grilled aged sirloin, but they also offer boerewors. Even celebrity chefs become involved in boerewors cookouts.There are varieties of biltong in every café, in big cities and little dorps. Every weekend there wafts from neighbourhoods rich and poor the smell of spicy sosaties being grilled over the braai.Rainbow cuisineIt was the search for food that shaped modern South Africa: spices drew the Dutch East India Company to Java in the mid-1600s, and the need for a half-way refreshment stop for its ships rounding the Cape impelled the company to plant a farm at the tip of Africa. There are sections of Commander Jan van Riebeeck’s wild almond hedge still standing in the Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.That farm changed the region forever. The company discovered it was easier to bring in thousands of hapless slaves from Java to work in the fields than to keep trying to entrap the local people, mostly Khoi and San, who seemed singularly unimpressed with the Dutch and their ways. The Malay slaves brought their cuisine, perhaps the best-known of all South African cooking styles.The French Huguenots arrived soon after the Dutch, and changed the landscape in wonderful ways with the vines they imported. They soon discovered a need for men and women to work in their vineyards, and turned to the Malay slaves (and the few Khoi and San they could lure into employment).Much later, sugar farmers brought indentured labourers from India to cut the cane. The British, looking for gold and empire, also brought their customs and cuisine, as did German immigrants.In the 20th century, Chinese workmen and Japanese entrepreneurs arrived to seek their fortunes.While all these groups brought new customs and cuisine, black communities continued to eat their traditional foods: beef and game, sorghum, maize, root vegetables and wild greens like morogo.Today the resultant kaleidoscope – the famous “rainbow” – applies not only to the people but to the food, for one finds in South Africa the most extraordinary range of cuisines.Useful linksRestaurant guides Eat Out Wine Magazine Dining Out Where to Eat What2Night Yellow Pages CityGuide Dining out in Joburg Restaurants.co.za Webdining Other food-related websites ShowcookThis web-based magazine carries interesting articles about food in South Africa and abroad, written by some of the best-known foodies in the country. It also offers book reviews and recipes.Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs The site of the international society devoted to fine dining lists events of the various baillages, or chapters – there are six in South Africa. These gatherings are usually black-tie dinners at top restaurants, but are occasionally more informal events.South African Chefs Association Mainly for professional chefs and restaurateurs, the site offers links to chefs’ associations worldwide, a job site with posts in South Africa and overseas, a list of industry events and food festivals, and pages by a range of chefs, many with recipes. Also on the site: the Centre for Culinary Excellence, with information about master classes for chefs wishingPrue LeithThe website of the chef’s academy, restaurant and catering service named for Prue Leith OBE, who keeps a close eye on it. The board includes some of the major names in South African gastronomy.South African Chefs Academy The website of one of the top chef schools in the country, the SA Chefs Academy. It includes links to a few other food sites and some ezines.
Passengers who think airports are crowded now should brace themselves to deal with twice as many people by 2035.The International Air Transport Association is predicting passenger numbers will almost double from 3.8 billion this year to 7.2 billion in 2035 based on an annual compound average growth rate of 3.7 percent.But it warned of long delays for passengers and flights unless air transport stakeholders work together to improve infrastructure.The airline industry group also cautioned a strengthening of the current trend towards trade protectionism could cut growth to 5.8 billion, affecting aviation jobs and the global economy, as barriers slow growth to an annual compound growth rate of 2.5 percent.”Economic growth is the only durable solution for the world’s current economic woes, ” IATA director general Alexandre De Juniac told the World Passenger Symposium in Dubai on Tuesday. “Yet we see governments raising barriers to trade rather than making it easier. If this continues in the long-term, it will mean slower growth and the world will be poorer for itBased on the 3.7 percent growth figure, IATA forecasts the Asia-Pacific region will be the biggest growth driver with China tipped to provide 817 million new passengers annually in 2035 and displace the US as the world’s biggest aviation market.The US will gain an additional 484 million passengers to retain second place while India, with an additional 322 million passengers, will replace the UK in third place.Indonesia and Vietnam are also forecast to grow quickly to round out the top five with 135 million and 112 million new passengers, respectively.Routes to, from and within the Asia-Pacific will grow at 4.7 per cent to see an extra 1.8 billion passengers a year in two decades’ time to bring the overall market size to 3.1 billion.North American growth of 2.8 per cent annually will see 1.3 billion passengers travelling each year, up by 536 million, while Europe will record the slowest growth rate of 2.5 per cent to add 570 million passengers and hit 1.5 billion travellers annually by 2035.The Middle east will continue to grow strongly at 5 per cent per year to add 238 million passengers annually by 2035 and bring to total market size to 414 million passengers. The United Arab Emirates will top the region’s growth at 6.3 per cent a year.Africa is also expected to see strong growth of 5.1 per cent annually for a total market of 303 million passengers while Latin American markets will grow by 3.8 per cent annually to 658 million passengers.IATA has a roadmap to handle the growth called the Simplifying Business Program which includes initiatives to make airport and security checkpoints more efficient, provide customers with better real-time information and improve the way tickets are issued and itineraries recorded.Part of this is proposal called One Identity, which would mean passengers would need to prove their identity just once and eliminate the need for repeated ID checks.But whether the aviation industry and governments are capable of coping with the massive growth remains to be seen.De Juniac called for players in the air transport industry to work together to embrace “speed, innovation to meet the challenges of growth and rising passenger expectations’’.But he warned of problems with airport and airspace capacity, citing rising congestion in Europe and potential issues in the Gulf region and China.“I fear we may be headed for an infrastructure crisis that will impact air travellers,’’ he said. “Inadequate infrastructure negatively impacts the passenger experience in the form of flight delays, longer routes and inefficient schedules.“Then there is the cost to economies of lost business opportunities, employment and social development. Remember aviation is a critical catalyst for economic and social development, supporting 63 million jobs and some $2.7 trillion in economic impact.”IATA also released a survey of almost 7000 passengers which showed travellers wanted to do more of the traditional check-in processes before they arrive at airport and more than 70 percent now using online facilities.A big number wanted to travel to the airport luggage free, with 26 per cent wanting their luggage picked up at home and 24 per cent wanting to drop off their bags “off airport’’.Security and border control processes were seen as the biggest “pain points’’ and passengers were also keen to pass through security without having to remove personal items. Four out of 10 chose their route based on their airport transfer experience.The survey found in-flight wi-fi had gained in popularity and more than half of passengers wanted to connect during their journey, up 12 per cent on 2015.Some 85 per cent also said they were prepared to share personal data to allow airlines and airports to offer them a more customised travel experience.
There are heaps of volunteering opportunities of all kinds available in South Africa, and GreaterGood provides a link between the cause and the giver.(Image: GreaterGood)MEDIA CONTACTS • GreaterGood SA+27 21 685 9780RELATED ARTICLES• Gift that keeps on giving• Citizen science to toads’ rescue• Fighting hunger on wheels• Community workers save the day• Pupils have a blast with Mathletes Source: GreaterGoodSouth Africa has a rich heritage of volunteerism and service to communities. Millions of South Africans, and overseas visitors too, serve as volunteers – from caring for ill neighbours to church work or coaching the local soccer team.These are the unsung heroes of our communities, working for little reward to build a better country.GreaterGood South Africa is a non-profit organisation that connects givers with good causes through its public campaigns and online community. The organisation also provides services and investment opportunities for corporate and public sector clients.GreaterGood has drawn up a list of points to follow for all volunteers and those wishing to join this group of big-hearted people.These are their top tips for being a great volunteer and a truly great South African:1. Be mindful of needIt’s great that you want to volunteer but remember that volunteering, while it can be hugely fulfilling, is not about you. It is about helping the cause to serve their beneficiaries better. Be mindful of what the cause actually needs and don’t be disappointed if they say: “no, thanks”. Some causes can’t take on volunteers, others will only consider long-term volunteers. Let them know you want to help and ask them what they need.2. Stick to your commitmentOnce you have made a commitment, stick to it. Causes rely on a particular number of volunteers turning up and if they don’t, the project often can’t go ahead. If you are working with vulnerable children, letting them down can be devastating. If you really can’t make it, let them know in good time so they can make other plans.3. Be on time and ready to workAs they say in the movie business, time is money. If you’re late, it can set a project back and perhaps even hamper its completion. Remember, staff time and resources are scarce at non profits so wasted time means wasted money for the cause. Wear sensible clothes and bring along something to drink and eat.4. Respect your environmentYou will find yourself in a variety of different environments. Be sensitive to the people and communities where you volunteer, particularly children, the elderly and those with disabilities. Be considerate of the organisation’s environment and their limited resources. When you bring along food and snacks, consider sharing these with the beneficiaries, if appropriate. For your own safety and the safety of beneficiaries, alcohol should never be consumed while volunteering.5. Follow the leaderThe organisation has prepared and planned for the volunteering activity. Follow their instructions to achieve what you set out to do in a fun, safe and respectful way. Some organisations struggle with resources and capacity and may sometimes appear not to be as prepared as they should be. You can help by using your leadership skills to support their efforts to manage the activity.6. Become a change agentBeing an agent for change is empowering. Use this opportunity to forge a lasting relationship with the cause you are supporting on the day and have a much greater impact on your community. Share your experience with others and encourage them to support the cause as well. Ongoing and regular financial support for causes is the very best, and most sustainable, way to make a difference in your community.7. Keep in touchDon’t be a stranger – if you can, keep in touch with the cause and connect with our giving community. This is where you will find updates on your cause’s progress, new causes to support and other good people with the same interest in making a difference.