Nelson Minor Hockey benefits from Lions Club generous donation

first_imgThe Nelson Lions Club is at it again. The local organization has been busy supporting group in the Heritage City.This time it was Nelson Minor Hockey on the receiving end of a generous donation by the Nelson Lion’s Club.Recently, Lions Club Treasurer Bill Brown presented Lisa Upper of Nelson Minor Hockey with a cheque to the tune of $400.This is just one of the many ways that the funds the Lions Club raise is returned to the community.Next up for the Nelson Lions Club is the annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, July 1 on Baker Street in Nelson.last_img

New “Golden Hour Double” To Debut At Santa Anita & Golden Gate Fields Saturday, Feb. 29

first_imgNew “Golden Hour Double” To Debut At Santa Anita & Golden Gate Fields Saturday, Feb. 29Five Dollar Minimum Wager To Feature Low 15 Percent Takeout & Guaranteed Pool Of $50,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2020)–Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields have combined forces to offer an exciting new wager beginning Saturday, Feb. 29.  Dubbed the “Golden Hour Double,” the new wager requires players to select the winners of the last race at each track.  With a five dollar minimum, the Golden Hour Double features a player friendly low 15 percent takeout. The wager will launch with a $50,000 guaranteed pool.“We’re constantly looking at new ways to bring excitement to our wagering customers and the Golden Hour Double will do just that,” said Aidan Butler, Acting Executive Director, California Racing Operations, TSG. “Our players want big pools to bet into with good field size and key betting value. With a low 15 percent takeout, this new wager provides them with a compelling and competitive way to finish out their race day.”Although post times will vary, the last race at Santa Anita will precede the finale at Golden Gate Fields every racing day, giving fans a much welcomed pari-mutuel crescendo on a daily basis.Entries for Saturday, Feb. 29 will be taken at both Santa Anita and Golden Gate on Wednesday, Feb. 26. For additional information on the new Golden Hour Double, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Wood becomes RLIF chief exec

first_imgWood, who is currently serving as RLIF chairman, will replace David Collier when his contract runs out in May.”I feel honoured and humbled to be asked to serve the RLIF as CEO for the next phase of its development,” said Wood.”International rugby league is a wonderful and essential aspect of our sport as the images, testimonials and emotions of the recent World Cups have once again demonstrated.”I believe these are exciting times as more and more people recognise the role of international rugby league has in developing the whole sport.”New countries and investors are attracted to our sport and I look forward to working with all parties, clubs and other key stakeholders to ensure that we give players, supporters and commercial and broadcast partners the most compelling international calendar that we possibly can.”Wood resigned as chief executive of the RFL this week after 10 years in the post.He was appointed as Collier’s successor by unanimous decision after impressing in his current role with the RLIF, overseeing a successful World Cup in 2013.”We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Nigel to take over as the executive lead for the RLIF at this time,” said RLIF deputy chairman John Grant.”Nigel is a 10-year CEO with a proven track record as a rugby league administrator of the highest standard, is respected on both sides of the world, has an intimate understanding of the complex relationship between domestic and international rugby league, and provides a fast start in the role at a time when capitalising on the momentum created by the 2017 World Cups is critical.”last_img read more

“I signed for Real Madrid thanks to the fact that Jesús Gil was understanding”

first_imgFernando Hierro (03-23-1968, Vélez-Málaga) has given us an interview since his confinement to remember some of the most interesting episodes of his 18-year career as a professional soccer player. He has also spoken about the World Cup in Russia, where he had to replace Julen Lopetegui and, of course, how he sees football as a result of the coronavirus crisis.Do you think that the football competitions of national teams, Eurocup, World Cup, America’s Cup … have a future that can resist this pandemic, with all the people they move?I believe that they do have a future and will resist, but it is no less true that this will mark a before and after in the daily life of all of us and also in football. Now is when you have to see that football is supportive and great, and all levels of national and international football must demonstrate it. The only thing there must be is patience if we want this industry to move forward. National and international calendars are going to be disrupted and not everyone is going to be happy. But since this is something extraordinary, there must be flexibility.Do you regret having taken the National Team in the World Cup in Russia?When you make a decision, you must be convinced of it, and I was. I do not regret. I had to do it out of responsibility, because of what the National Team and the Federation meant to me. It was a very complex moment, but I would do it again if those circumstances were the same.Why was Iniesta a substitute in the World Cup round of 16 match against Russia ?; Was it one of the most difficult decisions you have had to make as a coach ?; And what would change of that party if it could be repeated?I have seen the game many times and at that moment I decided that it was the best decision to face it. I expected the game to be very physical and I thought Andrés’s freshness could be important when he came out in the second half. There are many people who at the time said that we should have risked the changes, I respect it, but we ended up playing that game the last 20 minutes with Rodrigo, Iniesta, Isco, Aspas …How long will it take for Spain to repeat the success of South Africa, which will be 10 years old?It is difficult to know. We have lived through times with a wonderful National Team, with players who had an impressive quality and that each one in his position could be in the top three in the world. We have won two Euro Cups and a World Cup in a row, which nobody has done, and it will be difficult to repeat. But the illusion is given by the generations that come from behind, the Sub 17, Sub-19 or Sub-21; The Federation has historically worked very well in that, and we have to be optimistic. With the elimination of Spain in the 2002 World Cup in Korea, with those two goals annulled by Al Ghandour, do you feel that a dream that came eight years later was taken from your generation?Our generation ran into that wall of the rooms that we went to tear down and that starting from Euro 2008 was achieved. That was my last World Cup and I believed that this was our moment, after years of trying. If we had won, Germany would have touched us and I think we would have flown, but unfortunately we found what we found.How was Antic’s process of placing you as a midfielder? Would you have liked to continue in that position as you performed in the Clemente National Team in the United States World Cup?I had never been a defender, but in my last year at Valladolid Cantatore wanted to try me as a central defender, also when I came to Madrid with Toshack, but Radomir told me that I was young and wanted me to work for the team later. It was not easy for me to play in that position, although it may seem that they are similar positions on a tactical level. A physical conflict and understanding of the game arose for me, because in the National Team he played as a midfielder and then returned to Madrid and did so in the center of defense. It was Jorge Valdano who spoke to me and told me that the team needed me to defend myself, and I ended up there, also in the national team with Camacho. The versatility helped me and the team, but I knew that over time, as had happened to others, I would end up central and ended up adapting well.Which current player could be like you, if any?It is difficult, but it would be one that mixed Sergio Ramos, due to his characteristics, and Piqué, due to his physique. We are talking about two players who have marked an era in their teams and in the National Team and who for years have been among the best in the world.Which striker kept you awake the night before you played?Ronaldo, when he was at Barcelona. I have seen him do things that I had never seen before and that I enjoyed when I had him as a partner in Madrid. You could have done a great defensive job and in a minute fell apart because he had solved the game. I also really liked Weah. Then there were other small, skilled strikers who were looking for your laps and made it difficult for you, such as Manjarín, Munitis … “I do not regret having taken over the National Team in the World Cup in Russia; I would do it again” “Many said that Barcelona had made a mistake when signing my brother … He was a great player, who also wanted Madrid and Atleti” Is it true that in 1989 you had an agreement with Atlético, you ended up signing for Madrid and Mendoza had to pay an indemnity to Jesús Gil with which he gave 70,000 watches to his partners with the inscription ‘Gift of Don Ramón ’?It is and years later I told him the story as it happened to the children of Jesús Gil, with which I have a wonderful relationship. I was at Valladolid, I was 21 years old and I was very inexperienced. They told me that my transfer by Atlético de Madrid had been closed by my president Miguel Ángel Pérez Herranz and Jesús Gil, but Madrid crossed and it was the illusion of my life. I bet hard, I was brave and I said that if I didn’t play for Madrid, I would stay at Valladolid, where I had two more years of contract. Jesús Gil was very understanding, I always thanked him and fulfilled my dream for 14 years.How was the story of your brother ending up in Barcelona? And what truth is there that later, when you were at Madrid, you were also close to going to Barça?Look, about my brother Manolo there has been a lot of opportunist who has talked a lot. Many said then that if Barcelona had been wrong, no, my brother was signed by Barça because he was a great player, who also wanted Madrid and Atleti; and that door was closed to me when I was in Valladolid and the following year I went to Madrid. It is true that when I had been in Madrid for four years, the issue of my renewal was complicated and the possibility that I could barça was rumored, but that did not bear fruit because I wanted to continue to Madrid.Would you go back to work for the Federation for the third time?The truth is that the experience of working in the lower categories of the National Team is very beautiful, how you see the boys grow, progress, how their eyes shine the first time they train with the National Team, when they put on their shirts to debut… They are wonderful memories for them and their families.Choose the three unforgettable moments in your career.As a player, when I debuted as a professional, with Valladolid, and when I made my debut with the National Team. As a sports director, when we got the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, after having achieved the Euro Cup in 2008. And as a coach, I will always be grateful for the opportunity that Oviedo gave me.center_img “We have lived through times with a wonderful National Team, with two Euro Cups and a World Cup in a row, and it will be difficult for it to be repeated” Would you like to ever sit on the Madrid bench as head coach?Anyone who asks if he would like to be on the Madrid bench what he is going to say … and more to people who have been and have carried Madrid in their hearts. But now there is a friend of mine and I am delighted that he is doing well, because if he does well, it is that he does well for Madrid, which is what all Madrid fans want.Do you think Qatar will be up to the task of organizing the next World Cup; Can it negatively impact that it is held in winter?I have no doubt that it will live up to it. When I was playing there in the 2003-04 season, they already told me that they wanted to bet on the organization of a World Cup. I think it will be a World Cup at all levels: infrastructure, organization, the weather will accompany it because it is in winter, the players will arrive in a great state …Are you in favor of the League being terminated and the classification remaining as it is, or do you think that the competition should be resumed even if it is without an audience?I would like the League and the Champions League to resume, although it has to be adapted to be in hot months and without an audience. But all the actors, CSD, LaLiga, RFEF and AFE, have to go hand in hand for the good of soccer. Now, we must also minimize risks and take into account the health of footballers and their families.Since the de-escalation has begun, what future plans do you have when a normality returns that we do not know what it will be like?I needed a time when I left the Federation after the World Cup, I got offers to train, but I decided to rest easy. When normality returns, let’s see how it is, and we’ll see if I get a nice project … “Sit on the Madrid bench? What will anyone you ask tell you, especially if he is a Real Madrid player”last_img read more

Mico outlast UWI in epic Intercol finale

first_img For the first 10 minutes, both teams were perfect as Mico’s goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler, along with the UWI pair of goal shooter Thristina Harwood and goal attack Rebekah Robinson, were tied 10-10, before UWI had two turnovers late in the quarter and Mico took a 16-13 lead at the end of the quarter. The intensity continued in the second quarter, as Harwood and Robinson remained solid and with their teammates, former national senior captain Nadine Bryan at wing attack and the lanky goal defence, national player Shameera Sterling giving good support, UWI outscored Mico 12-9 to tie the game 25-25 at half-time. Excellent interceptions by Mico’s goal defence Vangelee Williams, a national player and goalkeeper Shanikka Johnson, coupled with Fowler’s craft, gave Mico a slight advantage with a 40-37 lead after three quarters. UWI battled hard but could not overcome the deficit and suffered a narrow loss eventually. Fowler led all scorers with 50 goals from 52 attempts, while Harwood led UWI with 28 from 30 tries. “I would consider this final as the best of the five we were in and this victory the best of the three as the competition was high quality and the girls came out and gave their best,” said Mico’s coach Annette Daley, who is also assistant coach of the national senior team. “Errors were made on both sides and we came out the best and I am not surprised about the closeness as UWI is a quality team as we played them earlier in the season and beat them by three.” Conrad Parkes, the coach of UWI, said: “Mico is a good team and so is UWI and we prepared well for the final, but in the game Mico kept their composure better than us and the turnovers in the last three minutes by my team cost us the game.” MICO University College ‘A’ topped the senior Intercollegiate netball competition after outlasting UWI ‘A’ 52-50 in an exciting and pulsating final at G.C. Foster College on Saturday, to regain the title they had won in 2013. Victory kept the Marescaux Road-based institution on course to sweep all titles in Intercollegiate netball, following their junior team’s one-sided 33-14 win in the final over G.C. Foster College ‘C’ earlier in the day. Mico had also won the Open rally earlier in the season. They can complete the sweep this afternoon, when Mico ‘B’ play UWI ‘B’ in the Intermediate final at 4:30 p.m., at the Leila Robinson Court. In a rescheduled semi-final on Saturday, UWI ‘B’ stopped EXED Community College 31-22. With both teams parading some of the country’s top national senior players, what was expected to be a thrilling senior final lived up to expectations and the large crowd was not disappointed, with clinical shooting a major highlight. Intense match-uplast_img read more

Hunt seminar hailed as ‘resounding success’

first_imgThe Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) 2016 David Hunt Management Seminar has been hailed as a resounding success by the club representatives who attended, including Andrew Price, chairman of the KSAFA technical committee.The management team from 30 football clubs was in attendance to partake in a full day of insightful presentations from representatives in different industries. The panel explained to the audience how to improve their functions in detail and properly manage their clubs. The seminar that was held at the Melbourne Cricket Club in Kingston was also attended by the representatives of three clubs from St Mary.Miguel Williams, chairman, disciplinary committee, KSAFA, gave an informative presentation on the club constitution and Article of Association. Anika Smith, assistant vice-president for marketing at Mayberry Investments Limited, delivered an interactive presentation on how the clubs can market their activities on low budgets using social media promotion, guerrilla marketing, among other techniques.Match day preparationManager for the Jamaica national senior men’s team, Roy Simpson, explained the importance of match-day preparation and advised that it is vital that the coaches and managers pay attention to details and have pre, post and match day checklists to ensure things are going accordingly.Financial advice came from Gary Peart, CEO, Mayberry Investments, who encouraged the coaches and managers to seek professional assistance with their financial plans and showed them different ways to go about seeking sponsorship.”Mayberry is happy to be on board this initiative we encourage community development and we like giving back where we can. During my presentation, I didn’t use fancy big words or sugar-coated anything, I had one main objective and that was to explain to the coaches and managers that everyone everywhere has a sad story and nobody respect a sufferer. It’s important that they understand that no matter how bad the situation is perseverance is key,” said Peart.”In terms of managing their money it is also important that they have a financial plan outlining the basics, what do they have, what they need and determine how they will balance it. Getting a chartered accountant to review or advise on their financial plan could play a major role in the growing of the clubs,” he added.According to Price and other attendees, the information delivered by the various speakers was very insightful.”I think that all the clubs benefited from a management and administrative standpoint,” said Price. “They told us how to manage, how to market the clubs, how the clubs can get assistance in sponsorship, how we can manage our very meagre resources and how we can improve our club management on a year-on-year situation.”Coach of Central Kingston, Michael Howell, endorsed Price’s comments and said in many ways the information was extremely beneficial.”It was an eye-opener. It allowed you to pick up on things that you would have probably overlooked when it comes to managing and running the club,” he said.Price said the KSAFA club representatives also gained useful information from the referees about the laws of the game, by Garnett Page of the Jamaica Referees Association.”There were some interesting questions posed by the members of the clubs and it was a very interactive session and the clubs would have benefited from this experience,” he said. “I believe it was a resounding success and it will empower the members of KSAFA to continue building and developing good football players for the national programme.”Howell expressed the view that more seminars of a similar nature would be a big help to the clubs.last_img read more

Soltones shines for Smart; Generika makes it 2 straight

first_imgThe win enabled Smart to break a two-game losing streak which, according to starting setter Jasmine Nabor, they took very badly.“We told ourselves ‘let’s not go home without winning this’ because we really want to get back after losing those two games,” Nabor, a national team setter, said in Filipino.She was referring to straight sets losses to top teams Foton and Petron, which dampened the Giga Hitters’ strong opening day win over Sta. Lucia Realty.Middle blocker Czarina Carandang finished with 14 points for Smart which out-attacked Cocolife, 63-53, all match long. Nabor had six points aside from 24 excellent sets.Jerrili Malabanan and Joyce Sta. Rita added 10 points each for Smart.ADVERTISEMENT In the second game, Generika-Ayala chalked its second straight win at the expense of Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-7, 25-11, 25-21.The Lifesavers improved to 2-3 while inflicting on the Lady Realtors their fifth defeat in as many matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Maybe that confidence we got after beating F2 Logistics carried on today,” said Angeli Araneta, referring to their breakthrough 19-25, 25-22, 25-26, 28-26 win over the Cargo Movers on Tuesday.Araneta and Riri Meneses each scored 11 points for Generika-Ayala. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Grethcel Soltones (left) powers in a point for Smart in their game against Cocolife. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOGrethcel Soltones unleashed 17 points and got enough help from her teammates to power Smart past Cocolife, 25-16, 18-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11, Thursday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.The ever-giggling hitter with sledgehammer arms slammed down points at will, including three in the final frame, to ensure the Giga Hitters’ second win in four games.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Pantino, Eala trump rivals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

OPINION ON SABLE MINING SCANDAL

first_imgGLOBAL, the Liberian public interest group, empowered to change the social and economic conditions in Liberia for the greater good, today releases its opinion on the Sable Mining scandal in Liberia.GLOBAL is calling for the immediate resignation of Alex J. Tyler, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Grand Cape Mount County Senator Varney Sherman. The People of Liberia deserve to be represented by individuals who can offer their full attention to solving their problems, says Global. The group considers corruption in Liberia as synonymous with Ebola due to its crippling socioeconomic effect. Moreover, evidence shows poverty invites corruption while corruption tends to deepen the effects of poverty. Evidence also shows corruption discourages foreign direct investment and bilateral aid to developing countries. Therefore, Liberians must remain vigilant in standing up against corrupt public servants if we are to eradicate abject poverty in our nation, said GLOBAL.Liberia’s legal system is best known for cloning the functions of statutory organs established by law. The alleged bribery incident does not need a special presidential taskforce. Liberia has an Anti-Corruption Commission and a Justice Ministry that are empowered by legislation to investigate and prosecute corruption cases. However, we are compelled to say that the Johnson-Sirleaf’s administration is best known for establishing ineffective commissions of inquiry to investigate well-documented cases with no compelling history of successful prosecution, GLOBAL charged.Moreover, the composition of the Presidential Task Force creates worrying doubts of success judging it is led by an individual convicted of felony charges in the United States. Be as it may, GLOBAL is urging the government of Liberia to expand the Task Force by inviting civil society organizations and others to join the Task Force. An expanded task force will create more transparency and accountability, thus allowing the Liberian people to have confidence in the justice system.Criminal Court A subpoenaed four financial institutions to produce bank statements of United States dollar accounts belonging to several public officials. However, one of the recipients of Sable Mining’s corrupt largesse, who happens to be the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Director of the National Security Agency, Mr. Fumba Sirleaf, was never mentioned in the subpoena. GLOBAL is calling on the task force to look into this matter.Global is appealing to fellow Liberians to allow the justice system to carry out its legal functions. “We believe this case will lead to more investigations into corruption and economic sabotage by government officials. Additionally, we are demanding investigations of the General Auditing Commission, the National Oil Company of Liberia, the National Security Agency, and the John F Kennedy Medical Center. Finally, we challenge our citizens to remain vigilant and continue to follow this investigation without taking sides. GLOBAL is asking Liberians to stop accepting money or “cold water” from shady characters as payment for staging fraudulent demonstrations in their behalf. This behavior is unethical and corrupt.GLOBAL stands against corruption and supports the rule of law in Liberia. We are of the conviction that nobody should be above the Rule of Law since selective justice has the tendency to start chaos which is replete in Liberia’s history.Again, GLOBAL is calling for the immediate resignation of Speaker Tyler and Senator Sherman and an investigation into Fumba Sirleaf’s participation in the alleged bribery case.“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie WieselShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Test results key to re-opening Romedo Springs

first_imgLocated about 45 miles from Fort St. John in the Buick Creek area, water from the site is intended to be used by several hundred people for agricultural purposes only.“Because it is a fresh water spring, it is not a potable water spring,” explains PRRD chair Lori Ackerman. “So since the regulations around water systems and waste water systems have changed dramatically – pretty much since Walkerton – owners of those systems must post that they are potable or non-potable and recommending [how] they [should] be used – and in this case it’s recommending use for agriculture.”Ackerman adds, “Even if they’re using it just for agriculture use, they need to be very cognisant that proper food handling techniques need to be in place and cooked appropriately, and ensuring that there’s no opportunity for cross-contamination “- Advertisement -In a news release issued last Thursday, the PRRD said if any person had drawn water from the site for “personal consumption” in the last 10 days it was “advisable to boil the water.”That noted, Ackerman clarified what appears to be a usage contradiction.“We’ve been told that some people really like the spring and will use it for personal consumption,” Ackerman goes on to say. “That’s a risk that they take – there is a sign posted there by the regional district indicating that it is for agriculture use only.”Advertisement As of last report, the PRRD had not received any human illness or livestock infection reports, but the source of the contamination remained unidentified.E. coli is spread through contaminated fecal matter from animals carrying the disease, but locating them can be difficult because they are typically not sick themselves.However, it is the results of the current water testing and not the identification of the source of the contamination which will ultimately determine when the spring is re-opened.last_img read more

WHERE ARE DONEGAL’S 468 JOBS? – MacLOCHLAINN

first_imgDonegal North East Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has asked the IDA and the Minister for Jobs and Enterprise, Richard Bruton where are Donegal’s 468 jobs?Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnAccording to Deputy Mac Lochlainn, that should have been Donegal’s fair share of the 13,367 jobs created by the IDA in 2013 with Donegal’s population making up 3.5% of the states population.Deputy Mac Lochlainn described this Government’s record on inward investment to Donegal as “shockingly bad”. He said “In the past two years, you could count on one hand the number of site visits to Donegal facilitated by the IDA. Week after week, the people of Donegal hear of new job announcements in Dublin, Cork and Galway. When will this Government deliver Donegal’s fair share?“If we ignored the levels of unemployment in Donegal at twice the state average and just asked for our population share of IDA jobs, then at 3.5% of the states population, that should have been 468 jobs last year. When we finally have the 2013 job creation numbers by the IDA in Donegal, it will be miles away from our fair share yet Minister Bruton recently described this record in the Dáil as a “strong performance”.He added the announcement by the IDA that they will develop an office building in Letterkenny this year to attract investment is of course welcome but it is nowhere near enough.Athlone and Waterford will have 25,000 square foot facilities built this year by the IDA for example, he said. “The people of Donegal need to hear real job creation targets for the IDA. The success of companies like Pramerica and United Health- PacifiCare and the excellent work of LYIT and the CoLab facility have demonstrated the potential of our county for inward investors.“Under the “Horizon 2020” targets, 50% of all investments facilitated by the IDA every year were to be in the regions outside of Dublin and Cork. This year they fell well short again at 30%. At state level, it could be argued that the IDA have done a decent job in attracting investment, but it is absolutely clear that they continue to fail the regions and particularly, Donegal.“2014 has to be the year that this failure stops. This county has so much to offer. The Government and the IDA need to meet us half way”. WHERE ARE DONEGAL’S 468 JOBS? – MacLOCHLAINN was last modified: January 4th, 2014 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:Deputy Padraig MacLochlainndonegalIDAjobslast_img read more