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first_imgCourtesy of Northwestern State AthleticsNATCHITOCHES, La. – In his nearly quarter century as the director of athletics at Northwestern State, Greg Burke has kept a keen eye on each of his department’s intercollegiate teams and their standing regionally and nationally. “It is an honor to represent Northwestern State University and the Southland Conference on the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee,” Burke said. “This appointment is a responsibility that I will embrace with dedication, integrity and passion. I look forward to a collaborative journey with committee chair Nina King and my fellow committee members which will culminate with the Women’s Final Four in San Antonio next April.” Burke’s appointment to the committee adds another bullet point to a career that has been filled with service to the NCAA. Burke concluded a four-year run on the NCAA Committee on Academics in 2019 and previously has been a part of the NCAA Championships and Sports Management Cabinet and the NCAA FCS Football playoff selection committee. Deneé Barracato, Deputy Director of Athletics for Operations & Capital Projects, Northwestern University Ceal Barry, Deputy Athletics Director, University of Colorado, Boulder Greg Burke, Director of Athletics, Northwestern State University Marcy Girton, Chief Operating Officer, Auburn University Jill Shields, Deputy Athletics Director/SWA, Kansas State University Nina King, Senior Deputy Director of Athletics/Administration, Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff, Duke University (Committee chair) Beth Goetz, Director of Athletics, Ball State University TBD, Ohio Valley Conference Debbie Richardson, Senior Associate Commissioner, Atlantic 10 Conference Tamica Smith Jones, Director of Athletics, University of California, Riverside That background and wide-ranging focus should serve Burke well as he begins a five-year appointment on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee, a tenure that will begin Sept. 1, 2020 running until Aug. 31, 2025. “All of us in the Southland Conference are proud of Greg Burke’s appointment to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee,” said Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett. “He’s a passionate leader, a strong advocate for women’s basketball and is always focused on the well-being of student-athletes.  He’ll be a fantastic addition to the committee.” The committee’s responsibilities includes yearly selection, seeding and bracketing of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship 64-team tournament field that occurs after committee members prepare by  participating in regional advisory committee calls, attending in-person meetings, participating in meetings/teleconferences and viewing hundreds of games. Committee members are also involved in site selection (including first and second rounds, regional round and Women’s Final Four), championship operations and games management, championship misconduct issues and championship game official selection and advancement. “It is a tremendous honor and privilege for Greg Burke to be appointed to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee,” said Northwestern State President Dr. Chris Maggio. “He will provide valuable insight to the selection process and be an extremely effective representative of the Southland Conference in this capacity. He is a tireless advocate for women’s athletics and being selected for this role shows the respect Greg has earned nationally.” In 2020-21, Duke Senior Deputy Director of Athletics and Administration Nina King will chair the committee, which has nine of its 10 spots currently filled. The lone opening will be filled by an Ohio Valley Conference representative. 2020-2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Selection Committee Rosterlast_img read more

first_imgThe Lions number eight led the Springboks to victory over France in the first two Tests after being named as captain by Allister Coetzee last month.Whiteley missed the win over Les Bleus in the third Test last Saturday, though, after doing damage during the warm-up at Ellis Park.Coetzee revealed after his side sealed a whitewash over Guy Noves’ men that his skipper would discover the extent of his injury on Monday and it was confirmed on Tuesday that he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with damaged ligaments.”We expect to rehabilitate him in six to eight weeks,” Lions team doctor Rob Collins said.South Africa start their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina in Port Elizabeth on August 19.Photo: Getty Images (Warren Whiteley)last_img read more

first_imgCllr. Sherman talking to Cllr. Dean and others from the NEC legal teamThe main complainant in the ongoing alleged irregularities and fraud that emanated from the October 10 polls, the Liberty Party (LP), and the ruling Unity Party (UP), who came in as an intervening party, have lost the case against the National Elections Commission (NEC) at the Commission’s hearing office.Handing down his ruling at 7 p.m. yesterday, the NEC’s chief hearing officer, Cllr. Muana Sando Ville, said the complainants lacked sufficient evidence of the fraud and irregularities to warrant a rerun of the elections, or worse: to cancel the results thereof.“Having listened to arguments from the opposing counsels, the testimonies of witnesses from all the sides as well as carefully considering and looking into pieces of evidence admitted into our files, this hearing office hereby deny the complainant and the intervening party supporting its quest of a rerun of the October 10 elections,” Cllr. Ville said.He said the burden of proof rests on any accuser in a given case, but as it has been demonstrated over time, the UP and LP have not provided the required evidence to support their claims but requested at each stage that the NEC makes available presiding officers’ worksheets and other materials used by the Commission in the October 10 elections.Cllr. Ville noted that since the administrative fact-finding investigations began on October 27, the LP, UP and other parties rallying against the Commission in the ongoing case have failed to provide sufficient evidence of fraud that warrants nullifying the results of the October 10 elections, and subsequently ordering a rerun.“By law, and in this case, Section 3.2 of our elections laws, an accusation of electoral fraud should not be presumed by anyone accusing the Commission of said grave national electoral offense,” he said.Cllr. Ville said the LP provided 12 witnesses, while UP provided 16 at the first presentation, but later augmented the number to 24. “The first and main complainant’s witnesses, Musa Hassan Bility, Ben Sanvee, both campaign chief executive officer and national chairman of the party [respectively], testified that polling centers were opened later than the constitutional 8 a.m.; and that people voted in open containers in some parts of the country while votes intended for their party were given to UP at a polling center in Lofa County. They also testified that used ballot papers were discovered in Grand Gedeh under the earth while a lady paid L$240 at a polling center in Grand Bassa to vote; and that several voters did not vote only because their names were not found on the final registration roll (FRR),” he said.About the testimonies of UP witnesses, he noted that they testified that the NEC’s introduction of additional lists so as to accommodate voters whose names were not found on the FRR was unconstitutional and alien to Liberia’s electoral system. “UP’s expert witness Jeff Bleebo testified that the NEC’s subpoenaed flash drive contains over thirty five thousand voters’ names that cannot be found on the flash drive they gave to seven political parties before the October 10 polls,” he said.The NEC’s chief elections hearing officer noted that the defense counsel argued sufficiently that polling stations were overwhelmed with challenges due to a huge turnout and that queue controllers did not succeed in getting every voter at their voting centers because the voters queued even before the arrival of the queue controllers. He continued that the defense counsel disproved the complainants’ allegation of the Commission committing fraud on the basis of creating addenda, by making reference to the 2005 and 2011 elections as well as the 2014 senatorial election. “It has not been established by the complainants that frauds were actually committed. Frauds, as legal understanding goes, are committed intentionally and particularly so to promote or protect a particular individual or a party,” he pointed out.NEC chief hearing officer, Cllr. Muana S. VilleVille said it is not possible in any way that irregularities can amount to fraud, more so when no one claims benefit thereof.It can be recalled that after the announcement of final results of the October 10 polls on October 19, that none of the presidential candidates received fifty percent plus one vote as required by law to secure absolute victory, LP filed in a complaint on the 24th and requested a complete halt to all preparations leading to the proposed November 7 runoff until the end of its case. The Commission, meanwhile, went on with preparations while it conducted hearings, an act to which LP took exception and pleaded with the Supreme Court to place a stay order on NEC’s runoff election preparations.The Supreme Court, after investigating and listening to arguments, granted a permanent stay order on November 6 and called on LP and its collaborating partners to return to the NEC as provided for by law and wait until their concerns are heard and rulings are handed down. The aggrieved party, however, also has the right to take an appeal to the Board of Commissioners (BOC); and if the BOC rules and satisfaction is not derived, an appeal can also be taken to the Supreme Court, the final arbiter of justice.It is against this background that LP, UP and their close supporters sat at the feet of Cllr. Ville, who yesterday nullified their accusations and denied them any claim to victory over NEC.Cllrs. Benedict Sannoh of UP and Oswald Tweh of LP took exception to Cllr. Ville’s ruling and are expected to complete filing in their appeal to the BOC today as the NEC is left with only 48 hours to exhaust its 30-day period to look into election-related cases.Article 83C provides that NEC has 30 days to look into cases.Reacting to the ruling, defense counsels Frank Musa Dean and Alexander Zoe said they were happy that good is prevailing over evil.“We told everyone that the intents of UP, LP and others supporting them are evil. They alone have held the country hostage for this while, without proving anything worth considering as their evidence against this Commission,” Dean said.He attributed UP and LP’s battle to that of two students, one who studies his or her lessons and passes a test while the other fails to study and at the end fails a test but refuses to accept his fault.“LP got an ‘F’ in the exam while UP got a ‘D+’ but is not satisfied. They have failed and deserved nothing more than failing marks. The Liberian people have resolved to disallow them access to national leadership and so they are angry,” he said, calling UP “a fake mourner.”“UP is crying more than the bereaved LP, but they will go down the drains together as it has started,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSeven months have passed since the year began but to date, $3.4 billion that was approved for the Region One (Barima-Waini) Regional Administration during budgetary allocations in December 2018 remains untouched.Regional ChairmanBrentnol AshleyAccording to Regional Chairman, Brentnol Ashley major developmental works and much-needed projects that should have already been halfway completed for 2019 have not commenced.“Relating to budget implementation, it is considered in the virgin stage, meaning spending has not started as yet. We know that some projects were awarded but the concern is that the projects have not started in order for contractors to part being paid so it will reflect that our budget is still unspent to date. This is the seventh month we are in, about to begin the eight month,” Ashley told this publication.He explained that the standstill in Region One and the delaying of crucial projects is by no means the fault of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) but rather the blame should be placed solely on the shoulders of the region’s Regional Executive Officer (REO), Randolph Storm.“We have not had a sitting of the RDC since April. The REO behaves as though as if he is not answerable to the RDC or the Councillors of the RDC. This has been causing problems as it relates to the administration of the region, causing problems to the implementation of the regional budget in certain aspects,” the Chairman lamented.HypocriticalAccording to Ashley, although there are different tiers in the governance of a country, it appears as though it is only the Central Government that is “truly empowered” to execute what it deems as fit and necessary.“The Government speaks in a hypocritical manner about respecting and empowering the tiers…as it relates to the regional level, the RDCs are being trampled upon and its authority is being taken lightly, some REOs are carrying out political directives as against carrying out the decisions that are made by the RDC. To date, no decision that was made by the RDC since February or April have been implemented by the REO of Region One,” the Chairman said.He lamented that the RDC was forced to postpone its statutory meeting that was scheduled to have been held last month and, therefore, members are not being kept abreast of what is truly occurring in Region One.“It was postponed owing to the fact that the elected Councillors were not informed in a timely manner. Also, the official minutes were not prepared for the Councillors to have it to use as a tool to monitor and to evaluate what is being done by the RDC. The RDC is being stymied from carrying out its constitutional responsibility of monitoring and ensuring that value is given for the money that is being spent.”It was also noted that at the end of this year, if the monies from 2018’s budgetary allocation have not been utilised then they would be returned to the national treasury and many of these projects would have to be “rolled over”.Some of these projects are for the construction of health facilities, enclosure of buildings, gridding and shaping of roads, rehabilitation to health and education facilities, purchasing of vehicles and ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) etc.On December 12, 2018, under the Education Capital Programme for 2019, the sum of $151,200 million was approved for rehabilitative work to the Port Kaituma Primary and Secondary schools and extension of White-Water Nursery School. The sum also catered for the construction of sanitary blocks at Waramuri, Port Kaituma and St John’s Primary Schools and the construction and enclosure of living quarters at Unity Square and Manawarin.Some $21.9 million was to be spent on school furniture and equipment including equipment for Smart classrooms, desks, benches, cupboards, tables, chairs, racks, fire extinguishers, musical and sports equipment at several schools in the region.$15.7 million was also allocated for transportation. The money caters for boats and outboard engines at Moruca, Barama, Pawaikuru, and St Nicholas, Waramuri and Santa Cruz Primary and Santa Rosa Secondary Schools among others.In the area of health, $101.1 million was allocated for the completion of an X-ray room at Pakera District Hospital and staff quarters at Mabaruma; construction of a maternity waiting home at Santa Rosa; health training complex at Mabaruma; health post at Parakese and incinerator at Kwebana; enclosure of living quarters and upgrading of central duct system at Mabaruma Regional Hospital and the provision for hot water baths.last_img read more

first_imgChemical plant in Houston…rather than adhere to Guyana’s EPA policiesNalco Champion, the company whose attempt to set up a chemical facility close to a residential area had residents up in arms, has decided to move its proposed chemical operations to Trinidad.The Houston site where Nalco initially wanted to build the chemical facilityThis was revealed on Monday by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Dr Vince Adams, who was at the time at a seminar for capacity building in the oil sector. According to Dr Adams, the company’s decision came about after it was presented with rules it would have to adhere to locally.Initially, the company was going to set up the facility at the John Fernandes inland terminal at Houston, Industrial Site, Ruimveldt. That was until residents rose up in protest against the construction, after which the company switched its sights to the John Fernandes Wharf on Water Street, Georgetown, to build the facility.Dr Adams explained that to approve building the facility, EPA presented the company with conditions it would have to satisfy. These were that the company have the buy-in of the Guyana Fire Service in its operations; the company had to have mitigating measures in place for an accident and they had to have an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).“They requested a permit to operate at the John Fernandes wharf on Water street, which is zoned as industrial. We looked at it, we said ok if you satisfy these three conditions… they came back and told us those are too restrictive,” Adams explained.“I don’t think that they are. I think they are reasonable and are minimum expectations. But they made their decision and I have no control over that. I have to work in the interest of the people of this nation. They work in the interest of their company.”At a consultation on August 20, residents questioned the legality and management of the project and further questioned about risks and compensation plans should there be a chemical leak or spill.In answering the questions of legality, a Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) representative revealed that the said land was zoned in 2014 and an application was since approved for the construction of such a facility. Concerns regarding compensation were, however, left unanswered.Nalco halted its construction activities at the Industrial Site, Georgetown facility months ago amid concerns raised by the residents of Houston, who organised a protest and media briefing to highlight their concerns about the project.Residents had expressed fears about the project, including possible contamination of surrounding water sources. They thus came together to urge that the authorities step in and prevent the construction of a chemical facility in a residential area that also features schools.They had also contended that they were not consulted before the decision was made to set up the facility. Moreover, the residents claimed that despite reaching out to the Environmental Protection Agency, they have been slow to act.Businessman Kent Phillips, a Houston resident, had noted that prior to John Fernandes buying the land, it was supposed to be for residential purposes. He noted that this is what he and other residents were told before they purchased their own properties.“On my transport, it stated that this is going to be an upscale housing development in Houston Gardens. And what you see would have just been houses. I bought in 2010. Before I started building, I saw containers going up. We were told that the land was bought by John Fernandes for houses for their staff.”“After a few years, we were told that they would have hundreds of metres free and hundreds of metres of trees as a buff. That container terminal was not supposed to be there in the first place. So before, everything started with the terminal and now it starts with the chemical plant they’re building.”The residents had emphasised that not only was the plant hazardous to them, but it can have a ripple effect on the whole city. Besides the danger to residents, Private Sector Commission (PSC) executive and resident Ramesh Dookhoo noted the danger a chemical spill could pose to other businesses.The EPA had previously put an ad in the print media informing the public of Nalco’s application for approval to construct the chemical storage facility. The facility, located at John Fernandes inland terminal in Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, would service ExxonMobil’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel during oil production.But though the application for approval was pending, one resident pointed out that construction works had already begun and materials were being assembled at the site. Efforts to contact officials from the EPA, including Director Dr Vincent Adams, were futile.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA MONICA – Hundreds of Southern Californians concerned about climate change gathered at this city’s Third Street Promenade on Saturday to hear warnings about the effects of global warming and to be given pitches for products aimed at reducing its effect. The gathering along the large, open-air shopping district just blocks from the Pacific Ocean was one of about 50 events scheduled throughout Southern California under the banner Step It Up 2007. Nationwide, more than 1,400 rallies, hikes and other activities were scheduled, all part of an effort to push Congress to require an 80 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. “We have such a wonderful planet and it is really tragic for us to ruin it with global warming,” said Jim Stewart, organizing director of Earth Day L.A., which worked with Step It Up to put on the Santa Monica event. “The bottom line is everybody needs to be carbon-neutral. How do we get people to make good decisions to reduce their carbon output?” said Stewart, standing under overcast skies on the popular weekend gathering spot for shoppers and tourists. Other events included a hike up a steep canyon to a point just below the famous Hollywood sign. “It takes real passion to make a big difference – strength in numbers,” said Kara Thurman of Santa Monica. In Santa Monica, where approximately 500 people gathered early in the day, environmental activists manned an eclectic mix of 80 booths. The nationwide events were spearheaded by a group of recent graduates from Vermont’s Middlebury College, who organized a campaign of blogs, e-mail messages and word-of-mouth communications. 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

first_imgFernandinho, who has won a Premier League title and two League Cups since being at City, has provided the steel in midfield which has had Guardiola purring that if every side had “three Fernandinho’s they would be champions.”The Brazilian — whose time at Shakhtar was a golden one for the club sweeping six league titles and the 2009 UEFA Cup — said it made him feel special that Guardiola should pay him such compliments.“I am so glad to hear this kind of comment from him,” he told the club’s website.“He has worked with a lot of great players, a lot of quality players, intelligent players.“So when you hear something like that you know you have to keep going the way you are now because if someone like him says that you know you are doing the right things.”Fernandinho, a member of the Brazil side that suffered a humiliating 7-1 thrashing by eventual champions Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, said his target for the two years ahead was to collect as much silverware as possible.“Goals! Targets! The main thing for me is going to be to stay here and try to win as many trophies as we can,” he said.“I’m very, very happy to sign a new deal and to stay at this club.“It’s been a long journey since I joined and we’re going to continue going forward, trying to win trophies. This is the main target for me and the club.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho (L) is tackled by Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac during the English Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on November 5, 2017 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 19 – Brazilian international Fernandinho, rated by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as one of the three best defensive midfielders in the world, signed a two year extension to his contract on Friday.The new deal will see the 32-year-old — who has been at City since joining from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk for £34 million in 2013 — tied to the club until 2020.last_img read more

first_imgTODAY Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Malibu Creek State Park. Meet in lower parking lot. Exit southbound Las Virgenes Road from 101 Freeway. Moderate hike, 9 a.m., Rocky Peak Park. Exit Rocky Peak Road from 118 Freeway. All-American Collectors Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Admission $6. (310) 455-2894. Museum of Tolerance will show student art work honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., 2 p.m., 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Free. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Re-enactment of the Articles of Capitulation at Campo de Cahuenga and festival, 1 p.m., Campo de Cahuenga, 3919 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 763-7651. Free. A tour of the Mexican Gov. Pio Pico’s residence is offered Sundays 1-4 p.m., Andres Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. (818) 365-7810. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will present the Broadway musical “Annie,” 2 p.m., 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Tickets $22-$32. (805) 449-2787. Joy Theatre shows the ongoing comedy play “Detention Span,” 5-6 p.m., 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 505-9355. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. last_img read more

first_imgSeamus Coleman and Rachel Cunningham who are to wed next month.Soccer star Seamus Coleman is to marry his childhood sweetheart in his native Killybegs next month.The Everton and Ireland star, 26, is to walk down the aisle with teacher Rachel Cunningham.The couple have been together for several years and became engaged in December 2013 – nine years after they first began dating. The wedding will take place on June 20th next at Harvey’s Point Hotel outside Donegal Town in front of more than 300 guests.Among those on the guest-list are many of Coleman’s team-mates from the Premiership club as well as Irish stars including Shay Given, James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady.Stunning Rachel has already been on her hen party in sunny Marbella with a group of friends.The girls even brought funny facemasks of Seamus with them to the sun-kissed resort and posed for pictures. Seamus is yet to host his stag party but it is believed he will be having an informal bash in Dublin shortly.The couple’s wedding is expected to be a two day affair with many guests being invited back to the Bayview Hotel in Killybegs the day after the wedding.The hotel is run by Seamus’ dad Henry.Many locals have also received invites to the wedding by the popular soccer star who is renowned for his down-to-earth manner and friendliness.Players from Seamus’ former amateur club St Catherine’s FC are rumoured to be staging a guard of honour outside the local church. Despite his high-profile status as one of the Premiership’s most-sought after players, Seamus is understood to be keen on having a very local-key wedding.One source revealed “Seamus is such a popular lad and the whole of Killybegs are delighted for him. Nobody is saying much about the way and nobody wants to give anything away.“It’s not going to be a big lavish affair full of celebrities because Seamus and Rachel are just so down-to-earth. The first people on the guestlist would have ben their close friends.“It’s going to go on for a couple of days. The final details are being put for Harvey’s Point and then it’s going to be a big private party in the Bayview. “Killybegs will be looking great that day and it will all be for Seamie and Rachel.”SOCCER STAR SEAMUS TO MARRY CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART RACHEL NEXT MONTH was last modified: May 23rd, 2015 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:donegalharvey’s pointKillybegsRachel Cunninghamseamus colemanweddinglast_img read more

first_imgChef Anthony Armstrong pictured with Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Donegal Local Enterprise Office (centre) and Martin Lynch of The Food Coast, Donegal, Steering Committee.The organisers of food and artisan markets in Donegal have been encouraged to apply for new Government funding.Deputy Dinny McGinley said the announcement is a great boost for community based markets across Donegal.The scheme is open to all rural towns and villages with populations of up to 10,000 and offers potential funding of between €5,000-10,000 for development of existing or start-up local food and artisan markets. “Those who are producing food and artisan products within their local communities deserve our support. This is the type of project which supports rural development in a very practical way, as it helps stimulate commercial and retail activity in rural high streets. It also helps to develop a strong sense of community involvement and achievement.“Other parties talk up the demise of rural Ireland. Fine Gael doesn’t buy into this. We want to ‘change the conversation’ about rural Ireland. Rural Ireland is alive and we want to support and celebrate all that is good about rural Ireland by putting a spotlight on the great spirit, drive and passion of rural communities all over the country. That’s why Fine Gael is ‘Standing up for Rural Ireland’.“Under this Fine Gael led government, the agricultural and tourism sectors are booming. Almost 200,000 people are employed in tourism and 8,000 additional jobs will be created in 2015. This Government has also overseen a 40% increase in food and beverage exports since 2009, supporting 170,000 jobs many of which are in rural areas.“I would encourage anyone who’s interested in this funding scheme for local food and artisan markets to contact the Department of Agriculture. Application forms and fuller schemes details can be found on www.agriculture.gov.ie/CEDRA/localfoodmarkets. The closing date is 14 August 2015.” DONEGAL BUSINESSES TOLD FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL FOOD AND ARTISAN MARKETS was last modified: July 10th, 2015 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:donegalfood marketsgrantslast_img read more