Tourism Ireland puts Donegal in the spotlight ‘Down Under’

first_imgTravel agents from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland have been visiting Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way. The travel agents all won the opportunity to travel here during a recent Tourism Ireland sales mission to Australia and New Zealand.The group travelled to some well-known places around Donegal including Glenveagh National Park, Glencolmcille Folk Village and Sliabh Liag. The travel agents enjoyed lunch at Leo’s Tavern, which was followed by an Irish coffee-making demo. They also enjoyed a live traditional music session at The Reel Inn and an overnight stay at the Central Hotel in Donegal town. Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination. In 2018, they welcomed 228,500 arrivals from Australia and New Zealand to Ireland. Sofia Hasson, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Australia commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase Donegal and Ireland to these travel agents from Australia and New Zealand. There is really no substitute for being able to come here and experience what Ireland has to offer at first-hand.” REPRO FREE17/05/2019, Sliabh Liag, Co Donegal – Travel agents from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Auckland have been visiting Ireland. The travel agents all won the opportunity to travel here during a recent Tourism Ireland sales mission to Australia and New Zealand.PIC SHOWS: Travel agents from Australia and New Zealand with Erika Stewart, Tourism Ireland (centre), at Sliabh Liag.Pic – John McConnell (no repro fee)Further press info – Sinéad Grace, Tourism Ireland 087-685 9027  Tourism Ireland puts Donegal in the spotlight ‘Down Under’ was last modified: May 22nd, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Everyday Hero: Miriam Cele

first_imgFounder: Gozololo Day Care CentreWhy is Miriam an Everyday Hero?Eleven years into her retirement and Miriam Cele shows no signs of putting her feet up. Why would she when she has 300 young children to feed and educate every day?Miriam Cele is one of those people who just can’t sit still when work needs to be done. When this work entails giving helpless children hope and a tummy full of food, it’s simply a job well done.In 1997, Miriam established the Gozololo Day Care Center in the KwaMashu township in KwaZulu-Natal to provide care and support to a growing number of traumatised and orphaned children as a result of HIV/Aids.Today, with the help of other “foster grannies”, Gozololo Day Care Centre has numerous satellite centres that now provide care to over 1 200 children in five different communities.In her own words.“It’s not a nice thing to see young children suffering. As a young girl my mother taught me to give. She used to cook a big pot of pap and fed all the children in the community.”Fast FactsGozololo means “stay a while, rest a while” or “halfway house”.The Gozololo model differs from the general institutional model in that a child is placed with a willing child minder at night and attends the care centre during the day.Miriam has 17 years’ experience as a community and development worker.In 2004, Miriam was awarded the Order of the Baobab by President Thabo Mbeki.How can I help?To find out how you can donate your time or money to the Gozololo Day Care Centre, visit their website.Contact the Gozololo Day Care CentreTel: 031 503 1032Fax: 031 503 2933Story published on SAinfo on 5 May 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

Lifters threaten pullout from Pak CWG team but stopped

first_imgPakistan’s weightlifters threatened to pull out of the Delhi Commonwealth Games after a showdown with their contingent leader over carrying the national flag at Sunday night’s opening ceremony but trouble was averted when officials sorted out the “misunderstanding”.Melbourne Commonwealth Games gold medallist lifter Shujauddin Malik was originally supposed to carry the national flag at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium but Pakistan contingent head Muhammad Ali Shah ultimately carried it after a last-minute change of plans.Weightlifting coach Sheikh Rashid said his wards felt slighted and did not wish to compete in the event.”…my players will not feature in events and will come back unless Mr Shah apologises to the contingent,” Rashid was quoted as saying by The Dawn.But Pakistan’s chef de mission Mohammad Ali Shah said the matter has been sorted out.”There was a strong rumour to create trouble in the team. The reports were just rumours. There was a misunderstanding which has been sorted out after a meeting this morning. The matter is closed and all the lifters are training now,” he told PTI.last_img read more

Delhi court sends Ratul Puri to judicial custody till Sep 17 in

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday sent Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, to judicial custody till September 17 in the Enforcement Directorate’s money laundering case related to a bank loan fraud. Special judge Sanjay Garg sent Puri to judicial custody. ED had arrested Puri on August 20 in the money laundering case arising out of the bank loan fraud case. The court had on Friday extended Puri’s custodial remand by four days. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ While seeking his further custody, the agency had told the court that “during probe, voluminous record of documents has been collected and due to paucity of time, the could not be confronted with them”. There is another money laundering case connected with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam in which the Delhi High Court had earlier dismissed his anticipatory bail plea, saying his custodial interrogation was “required for an effective investigation”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Puri was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the bank fraud case after he appeared before the central probe agency here in the chopper scam after it had slapped a fresh criminal case against him and others, taking cognisance of a CBI FIR. The latest PMLA case emerged from a CBI FIR of August 17, where Ratul Puri, his father Deepak Puri, mother Nita (Nath’s sister) and others were booked in connection with a Rs 354 crore bank fraud case filed by the Central Bank of India. The CBI had carried out multiple searches in pursuance of this FIR. The Puri family, other individuals like Sanjay Jain and Vineet Sharma were booked by the CBI for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption. Ratul Puri was booked in this case in his capacity as executive director of Moser Baer India Limited (MBIL), a firm promoted by his father Deepak Puri. The company is manufactured optical storage media like compact discs, DVDs, solid state storage devices. Ratul Puri had resigned from the post of executive director in 2012, while his parents continue to be on the board, the bank had said in a statement and compliant to the CBI. Moser Baer was taking loans from various banks since 2009 and went for debt restructuring a number of times, the bank had alleged in the complaint which is now part of the CBI FIR. When it was unable to pay the debt, a forensic audit was done and the the account was declared as “fraud” by the Central Bank of India on April 20, 2019, it had alleged. The bank had claimed that the company and its directors forged and fabricated documents to induce the Central Bank of India to release funds. Ratul Puri is facing criminal investigation by three main central probe agencies, ED, CBI and the Income Tax department. The tax department has attached a number of his alleged ‘benami’ assets in the recent past and has charged him with benefiting from the purported kickbacks generated in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP choppers deal case, cancelled by India in 2014 on charges of corruption.last_img read more