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FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE LAUNCHED FOR BRAVE LITTLE BATTLER CAOLAN MELAUGH

first_imgA fundraising initiative has been launched to help a little boy who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer at just TEN weeks old.The family of baby Caolan Melaugh were given the devastating prognosis from medics that their little boy was fighting a highly aggressive form of childhood cancer. Caolan is the son of well-known Curragh Athletic soccer player Gerard and his wife Stacey.A massive fundraising drive is underway in the Finn Valley area and beyond to try and provide Caolan with the treatment he needs to give him the best chance of beating this cruel disease.Among the events this week are cake sales, wash and blow drys at Farahs in Ballybofey and a dance with David Craig in Castlefin.Down the line Gerards army colleagues are running a fight night amongst other things.Links to whats on and how you can contribute can be got here Advertisement http://www.gofundme.com/caolanmelaughhttp://www.caolanmelaughfund.com/https://www.facebook.com/caolanmelaugh?fref=tsAnything you could do to help would be very much appreciated.FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE LAUNCHED FOR BRAVE LITTLE BATTLER CAOLAN MELAUGH was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Baby Caolan MelaughcancerFeaturesFundraising initiativeHome-page NewsTen weeks-oldlast_img read more

South African nation brand amongst top 50 most globally competitive nations

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 18 November 2015 – Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Business Report, today released the results of South Africa’s performance in the 2015 Anholt Nation Brand Index.South Africa ranks 38 of 50 countries assessed in this index.Although South Africa has dropped one place – from 37 in 2014 to 38 in 2015 – the country’s overall reputation score has improved 0.17 points from 2014. In addition, South Africa has improved on the pillars of people and tourism and held steady on the pillars of exports and governance.Reflecting on South Africa’s performance in the Nation Brand Index, CEO Kingsley Makhubela said, “South Africans can be proud of our country’s performance in a range of indices in the past year. The Global Competitiveness Index produced by the World Economic Forum ranks us 49 amongst 140 countries and number 2 in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Index on African Governance places us at number 4 amongst 54 countries on the continent and now, the Nation Brand Index places us at number 38 of 50 countries. A country’s reputation is collectively built by each citizen and Brand South Africa salutes you for your efforts to build a globally competitive country with a positive reputation.”“There is however work to be done to improve in certain areas of our competitiveness and the National Development Plan must guide national efforts to achieve this. Improvements will impact positively on the reputation of and perceptions about South Africa. Brand South Africa urges all citizens to become part of this endevour.”“In addition and despite South Africa’s drop in the area of investment and immigration according to the Nation Brand Index, South Africa registered an FDI inflow of US$3.31 billion between January 2015 to July 2015 which resulted in the creation of 5 037 jobs. According to the Department of Trade and Industry, FDI is being attracted into knowledge intensive sectors like: software and information technology services; business services; financial services communications; and industrial machinery, equipment and tools. This bodes well for the South African economy. It is also significant to recognise that despite global FDI falling by 16% in 2014, South Africa was able to attract over R140 billion in the 2013/14 financial year. This is almost double the amount of FDI in 2012.”The Nation Brand Index recognises amongst South Africa’s strengths, sports – particularly football, pristine landscape, and game reserves. Participants in the survey also indicated that the citizens of South Africa are amongst our biggest attribute being described as, amongst others, desirable friends, good employees, hardworking and skilful. The Nation Brand Index is the result of 20,342 interviews in 20 countries.Notes to the EditorAbout the Nation Brand IndexThe NBI measures the reputation of the Nation Brand on six elements, being: Governance; Exports; Tourism; People; Culture; Investment & Immigration. Through a series of sub-indicators the nation’s performance on each pillar is assessed through the study. Importantly the range of indicators tested through the research clearly illustrates the fact the nation brand’s reputation is shaped by anything from perceptions of people and culture, to the quality of exports and the governance profile of the country. This means that the ‘making’ of the nation’s global reputation depends on perceptions created by actions taken in multiple sectors spanning government, business, civil-society, and generally speaking the people of the country.The NBI MethodologyThe 2015 NBISM survey has been conducted in 20 major developed and developing countries that play important and diverse roles in international relations, trade and the flow of business, cultural and tourism activities. Given the increasing global role played by developing countries, the survey strives to represent regional balance as well as balance between high-income and middle-income countries.The core 20 panel countries are:• Western Europe/North America: The U.S., Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden• Central and Eastern Europe: Russia, Poland, Turkey• Asia-Pacific: Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico• Middle East/Africa: Egypt, South AfricaIn all, 20,342 interviews have been conducted with at least 1,000 interviews per country for the 2015 NBISM survey. Adults age 18 or over who are online are interviewed in each country. Using the most up-to-date online population parameters, the achieved sample in each country has been weighted to reflect key demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and education of the 2015 online population in that country. Additionally, in the U.S, the UK, South Africa, India, and Brazil, race/ethnicity has been used for sample balancing. The report reflects the views and opinions of online populations in these 20 countries – citizens who are connected to the world. Fieldwork was conducted from July 9th to July 27th, 2015.NBISM measures the image of 50 nations. In each panel country the list of 50 nations is randomly assigned to respondents, each of whom (except Egypt) rates 25 nations, resulting in each nation getting approximately 500 ratings per panel country. In Egypt, where respondents are not as familiar and experienced with online surveys, survey length is reduced, resulting in each nation getting approximately 200 ratings.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

CITO 2013 – It Takes a Village

first_imgShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedYou’re Part of the CITO EquationMarch 17, 2014In “Cache In Trash Out”Get Your CITO On this Weekend!April 20, 2014In “Cache In Trash Out”Ten wonderful Cache In Trash Out® 2018 moments from around the worldOctober 1, 2018In “Cache In Trash Out” Congrats Space Coast Geocachers… 9 events, More than 200 geocachers and 4300 lbs of garbage collected!It’s takes a village to do many things, say, raise a child. It also takes a motivated village to clean up the earth. The village geocachers created with Cache In Trash Out (CITO) events has a population of 11,124. That’s the population of Fredonia, New York. That’s the exact number  CITO souvenirs that have been earned by geocachers who have logged an “Attended” for a CITO event so far.  Geocachers attended hundreds of events in dozens of countries from April 20 through April 22. If each geocacher picked up ten pounds of trash, that’s over 50 tons of garbage removed from geocaching areas worldwide.Geocachers in Montana cleaning the roadside.It’s the same weights as a couple army tanks or say a large metal bridge. But each piece of litter was a crumpled wrapper or an old tire or a  piece of discarded lumber. It’s 50 tons of trash that’s no longer polluting that earth. Well done geocachers, well done.CITO weekend isn’t over yet. It continues today during Earth Day. Expect the final total number of geocachers who earned the CITO souvenir within the next couple of days.Geocachers from around the world posted pictures of their CITO events on the Geocaching Facebook page. We chose a few of the photos posted to feature in this blog.While the CITO weekend occurs only once a year, please CITO every time you geocache. It’s as easy as packing out a few soda bottles or a few pieces of litter. It may not seem like much, but when we all do it, it adds up quick!45 geocachers attended GC494V1  near Suhl, Germany to clean up all this trash.CITO is for all ages. Kids, Caching and Cleaning CITO GC48DD9 in Ontario, CanadaCITO in Costa Dorada, Spainlast_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 18 Dec. 2010

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting We’re always on the lookout for upcoming Web tech events from around world. Know of something taking place that should appear here? Want to get your event included in the calendar? Let us know in the comments below or email us. Tags:#Events Guide#web ReadWrite Sponsorscenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

For me, Sachin is number one Indian batsman: Walsh

first_imgThere seems no end to the list of Sachin Tendulkar admirers and the latest to laud the Indian batting icon is West Indian fast bowling great Courtney Walsh. “For me, Sachin has been the number one Indian batsman. Sometimes he has challenged me and at other times I have done so and we were very competitive. When we catch up there is respect from both sides,” stated Walsh, who took 519 wickets in 132 Tests, making him the fifth greatest wicket-taker of all time. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets), Shane Warne (708), Anil Kumble (619) and Glenn McGrath (563) have more wickets than Walsh in Test history. Walsh was speaking on the occasion of a stand at Sabina Park being named after him on the opening day of the first Test on Monday. Walsh sees a lot of good in modern-day cricket but feels most of them are not with West Indian cricket. “Most changes are for good but in the West Indies team, consistency is not there, confidence is not there. There is potential and some are very good fast bowlers. We are working and I am sure we would be back soon,” he said. Even after playing for so long, Walsh believes he could have carried on a bit longer but wanted to make way for some promising fast bowlers. “I left a little early. West Indies was touring Zimbabwe and I though it was time to move on, give youngsters a break. “But those youngsters didn’t come through and so I could have carried on a little longer,” he said. Walsh and Curtly Ambrose set up a deadly attack for the West Indies in the ’90s and were the last great Caribbean fast bowlers to emerge from the region. “We never competed against each other; we complimented each other. Our styles were different. We tried to do what the team required. “I never sledged for it was important to maintain the spirit of the game. For me the ball did the talking,” he said. Walsh named Michael Holding, who also belongs to Jamaica, as his fast bowling idol. “I watched him as a kid and later we together played for the same club, Jamaica and of course West Indies.”advertisement- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more