Aldi submits updated planning application for new store on Roches St.,…

first_imgWhatsApp ALDI Ireland has submitted an updated planning application for its planned new store on Roches Street, Limerick to Limerick City and County Council. The new store will create 30 permanent jobs once opened, as well as 100 jobs during the construction phase.The new planning application provides for a number of proposed changes to the original plans for the store.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The store will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design and will be powered by 100% green electricity. There will be 75 customer car parking spaces, with a mix of uses including an office on the first floor and the existing Eir surface car park relocated to the third floor.Aldi will also invest in the future of Limerick City through the provision of three free-to-use electric vehicle charging points outside the store.A study* of shoppers living or working within 2km of Aldi’s planned ‘Project Fresh’ store on Roches Street by leading independent market research agency Behaviour and Attitudes found overwhelming support for Aldi’s plans.87% of shoppers interviewed claimed they are happy to hear Aldi is planning to open a store in the area, with 89% stating they are likely to shop there.91% of shoppers surveyed in Limerick agreed Aldi had chosen a central convenient site on Roches Street, with 92% stating the opening of the store would generate much needed local employment. Nine out of ten (90%) believe the opening of Aldi will mean better value grocery shopping.Commenting, Colin Breslin, Aldi Regional Managing Director said: “We can’t wait to come to Limerick City Centre and bring our amazing prices to even more customers. The demand from shoppers in Limerick for the lowest prices in Irish retail is very clear.”“Our dedicated customers know that we won’t be beaten on price, and we are committed to providing the best value possible to shoppers. Our Swap & Save campaign reminds shoppers about the saving that can be generated by swapping their weekly shop to Aldi.”The new store will be Aldi’s fourth in County Limerick, with existing stores on Childers Road and Dublin Road in Limerick City, and a store in Newcastle West. Each store is part of Aldi’s food waste reduction programme, with Aldi’s Limerick stores having donated over 40,000 meals through FoodCloud to local charities.Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with The Butterfly Club, Barnardos Family Support Service Limerick South and the Irish Cancer Society some of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSaldiKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Linkedin Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Emailcenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous article#Photos: Redemptorists Hamper Appeal 2020Next article#Video: Fresh Film & Local Creative Youth Partnership produce music video for Limerick band Bleeding Heart Pigeons Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsAldi submits updated planning application for new store on Roches St., LimerickBy Meghann Scully – December 17, 2020 2996 Print Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Canada, USA, Mexico and Argentina headline teams for Indoor Pan American Cup

first_img… Guyana to host tournament on October 14GUYANA will embark on hosting its first ever Pan American level hockey championships on October 14 when the ‘Indoor Pan American Cup’ is played at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The tournament will feature two simultaneous competitions for men and women and serves as the Pan American Continental Qualifier for FIH Indoor Hockey World Cups, scheduled for February 2018 in Berlin, Germany.This year’s ‘Indoor Pan American Cup’ will be one of the biggest ever in its history which dates back to 2002.There will be eight nations contesting the women’s competition and seven contesting the men’s with each tournament being represented by participation from North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. Only the 2010 competition, held in Venezuela, was larger and by just one team.Latacia Chung (right) may be one of the emerging stars on show for Guyana in the upcoming competition.The tournament will see the return of all four semi-finalists for both genders from 2014 in competition and promises to be one of the most highly contested.In the men’s competition, the Canadian side which boasts the most first-place finishes (four), will comprise some players not entirely unfamiliar with Guyana and the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, due to their participation in the Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor Hockey Festival.Trinidad and Tobago similarly are likely to have several players in their ranks that competed in Guyana, as the island which has supported the local hockey festival with the greatest attendance of foreign players throughout the years.The mighty Argentina and USA have both been finalists in the past with the USA winning the championships against then hosts Argentina back in 2008.Barbados round out the participation from the Caribbean, and although not known particularly for their indoor game, always produce players with tremendous skill, while Mexico return to the competition for their third time as the lone Central American entrant.Guyana have competed on three occasions in this competition, resulting in a 4th place finish in 2005, fifth place in 2010 and their best showing, 3rd place in the last competition held in 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay.The seven teams of the men’s competition, Guyana, Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA are all strong contenders for the gold although Canada remain the favourites having won the competition a record four times out of six.The same seven nations will compete in the women’s competition with the addition of Uruguay who have been the surprise of Pan American hockey over the past few years.Argentina and Canada both have enjoyed the winners’ podium twice while Trinidad won the inaugural women’s Indoor Pan American Cup back in 2002.The Guyanese women, who have competed creditably over the past 10 years in the outdoor version of the game, will taste their first international indoor hockey competition this year as the competition’s least experienced side.Most of the Guyanese players, however, would have had the experience of competing in the Diamond Mineral Water Indoor Festival over the past several years and will be familiar with the conditions and the vociferous home support.Apart from the usual strong spectator support for the competition and those accompanying the visiting teams, the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) has plans to have all matches streamed live.Viewership throughout the Americas is expected to be in the tens of thousands and the GHB intends to use the opportunity to also showcase Guyana as a sports and recreational destination, especially to the many viewers who may not have heard much about the beautiful country.last_img read more

Liverpool will drop points, says Man City boss Guardiola

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola is convinced Premier League leaders Liverpool will drop points between now and the end of the season as the Manchester City boss prepares for Thursday’s huge title clash with the Reds.Guardiola’s City side have been unable to keep pace with unbeaten Liverpool despite their own blistering start and sit in third place, seven points behind Jurgen Klopp’s outfit ahead of their crunch meeting at the Etihad Stadium.Liverpool have dropped just six points so far this season and come into the match on a nine-match winning streak in the league, but Guardiola is confident they will make mistakes amid a heavy domestic and European schedule.“We are there, still with a lot of games to go and I think everyone will lose points this season, even Liverpool, because there are a lot of competitions,” he told reporters on Wednesday.“They have been incredible … scoring four or five goals in every game. They are solid behind and in front.”Guardiola feels his own team deserve credit for amassing 47 points in 20 league matches and is certain they will get opportunities to apply pressure on Liverpool after Thursday’s match.“We have dropped off sometimes but that is normal. During the season, sometimes you forget what you have to do,” added Guardiola.“You have to remember those things, and come back, and we have done it exceptionally well.”– Liverpool motivation – Liverpool have not won the English league since 1990, two years before the creation of the Premier League, and Guardiola believes that will be significant motivation for Jurgen Klopp’s side, similar to what drove his own side to win last season’s title with a record 100 points.“My feeling is last season it was a little bit easier to maintain that hunger because 80 percent of the players had not won anything in their lives.“So I can feel what they feel, the Liverpool players. After 29 years not winning the title, to be there to win the Premier League, I understand it.”Guardiola also claimed that Liverpool’s illustrious history, which includes 18 English league titles and has seen them crowned champions of Europe five times, will push Klopp’s squad to match those achievements.“When I was a little boy, I looked at the Premier League from Catalonia, from outside, and it was always two or three teams, and Manchester City were not there,” he said.“In the past decade our club has been incredible. Every time here in the past six or seven years, we have qualified for the Champions League.“History is not 10 years, it’s much more, it’s longer, Anfield is Anfield, Old Trafford is Old Trafford, and the history is there and the Champions League titles are there. The players, when they put the shirt on, they know what they have to defend.“Maybe in the next decade, the players will feel it when they come here. Our target is there now. It’s to go higher and then higher than that — and that is what I want to maintain.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Police searching for missing man visiting from Kentucky

first_imgPolice are searching for 46-year-old William Abshear, who was reported missing to the Pembroke Pines Police Department.Abshear, who was visiting the area from Kentucky, was last seen at the Fifth Third Bank located at 199 N. University Drive, at around 11 a.m., Monday. He was reported to be driving a rental Chevy Malibu car with the tag number GIDJ10.According to police, a family member revealed that Abshear suffers from depression and had made suicidal threats prior to his disappearance.Abshear is considered an endangered missing person.If you have any information regarding Abshear’s disappearance, call Pembroke Pines Police Department or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.last_img

O’NEILL’S GUNS LOADED HEADS FIELD OF NINE OLDER HORSES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

first_imgIl FORNAIO: A Group I winner at age three in his native Argentina, Il Fornaio, a 5-year-old horse by the Lure stallion, Orpen, has been idle since July 11, 2015 and will make his U.S. debut for trainer Ron McAnally on Saturday. Second, beaten a neck, in a one mile turf Group I on June 27, 2015, Il Fornaio was a two-time allowance winner sprinting seven furlongs on turf at age three, showing ample early foot on both occasions. Owned by Edward Goldstone, Il Fornaio has four wins from nine Argentine starts. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2016)–Course specialist Guns Loaded heads a field of nine older horses in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course. GUNS LOADED: Trained by Doug O’Neill, this 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat comes off an emphatic 2 ¼ length win over the course in the Joe Hernandez Stakes on Feb. 28, and he seeks his third consecutive win on Saturday. Claimed five starts back, he’s won three out of his five starts for O’Neill and has two wins and a second from five tries down the hillside turf. Owned by Westside Rentals.com, Neil Haymes, Leove Rodriguez or Steve Rothblum, Guns Loaded has an effective stalking style and will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano, who replaces the recently injured Santiago Gonzalez. Guns Loaded is 25-7-3-4 overall with earnings of $346,570. HAY DUDE: Trained by Phil D’Amato, this 6-year-old English-bred gelding was a close second in his only hillside try, the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes, five starts back in January, 2015. Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, he tried runaway tactics in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes here on Feb. 6, and cuts way back in distance from a mile and a quarter on turf. A sharp gate to wire allowance winner going one mile on turf two starts back on Jan. 14, Hay Dude will likely be mid-pack early in the San Simeon. THE GRADE III SAN SIMEON STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 7 (of 11)                                                                     Approximate post time, 3:35 p.m. PDT Cape Wolfe–Flavien Prat–120Sexy–Agapito Delgadillo–120Producer–Drayden Van Dyke–120No Silent–Gary Stevens–124Hay Dude–Tyler Baze–120Il Fornaio–Joe Talamo–120Guns Loaded–Rafael Bejarano–120Outside Nashville–Martin Garcia–120Aotearoa–Brice Blanc–120First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 p.m. PRODUCER: A Group III winner going seven furlongs on turf in his native England at age two, 7-year-old Producer has been idle for 55 weeks and will make his U.S. debut for trainer Neil Drysdale and Calumet Farm in the San Simeon. Winless since venturing to Turkey for a Group II triumph at one mile on turf 10 starts back in September, 2013, Producer has his measure of back class but would appear to be in need of a recent race in order to show his best. His overall mark stands at 29-8-4-1 and he has earnings of $694,419.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2016

first_imgRafael Bejarano63916914%54%$823,485 GORMLEY IN COMFORTABLE DRILL FOR JUVENILE            FrontRunner winner Gormley worked six furlongs under Chantal Sutherland for John Shirreffs at 8 o’clock Sunday morning for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.Working in company with regular workmate Veneto, Gormley was timed in 1:15 flat while Veneto was clocked in 1:17 flat.“Gormley went very well,” Shirreffs said. “We wanted to make sure he was comfortable next to the other horse. We put him in a different position to see how he handled it.“We weren’t looking for a fast time, just more of a comfortable, non-stressful work.”Victor Espinoza has ridden Gormely in his only two races, both front-running victories, but Sutherland has been working the son of Malibu Moon owned by Jerry and Ann Moss.“Chantal has really nice hands and she sits very still on the horse,” Shirreffs said in explaining why she works Gormley. “It’s nice to have a different rider on him sometimes, other than the rider who’s going to be on him in the afternoon.“Every time his regular rider gets on, Gormley tends to think, ‘Oh, we’re going to do something (serious).’ He can tell the difference between riders.”Sutherland is understandably impressed with Gormley, and would welcome the chance to ride the colt in competition.“The horse can do anything,” she said. “I wouldn’t mind if the Mafia came and tied Victor up to give me a chance to ride Gormley in a race.”The Juvenile will be decided at 1 1/16 miles, the same distance as the FrontRunner. Tyler Baze50104920%46%$377,520 INTANGIBLES KEY IN BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINTMasochistic worked four furlongs under Mike Smith Thursday in a bullet 45.40, handily from the gate for trainer Ron Ellis.It was the fastest of 46 drills at the distance as the California-bred son of Sought After prepared for the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint at six furlongs Nov. 5.“I wanted to sharpen him up a little bit,” Ellis said in explaining the gate drill. “We might even do it one more time. He’s got two more works, one next Friday and probably on Saturday after that, a week before the race.”“All the Breeders’ Cup races except probably the Classic appear to be pretty wide open. They look very competitive. I would agree (with Bob Baffert) that the post position, the start, and other intangibles will be important in a race like the Sprint.” Norberto Arroyo, Jr.47115723%49%$429,260 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS (Current Through Saturday, Oct. 15) Peter Miller37105327%49%$296,200 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SONGBIRD HAS HISTORY ON HER SIDE IN DISTAFFSongbird will be facing older fillies and mares for the first time when she runs in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 4.This late in the year, an age disparity might not make a difference, but since the undefeated two-year-old filly champion of 2015 would be facing older champions Beholder and Stellar Wind, it’s something to think about, in the opinion of Mike Smith, who has guided Songbird to dominating daylight victories in each of her 11 races.“I wouldn’t say the concept of three-year-olds handling older horses is overrated, especially with the older horses she’s going to have to face,” the Hall of Fame jockey said. “They’re extremely talented. They’re the cream of the crop, so Songbird is going to have to step up her game.”Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, who trains Songbird for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, is a human version of Equibase, up to speed on research, which in this instance bodes well for Songbird: “Just look at the past results of the Distaff,” Ward said. “Ten three-year-olds have won it and most were facing older for the first time, so it’s a good gauge.“Beholder won when she was three (in 2013), Untapable (2014) won when she was three, Ashado (2004) won when she was three, Blind Luck was second (in 2010),” Ward pointed out.Other three-year-old winners of the Distaff were Sacahuista (1987), Dance Smartly (1991), Hollywood Wildcat (1993), Ajina (1997), Spain (2000), Unbridled Elaine (2001) and Royal Delta (2011)“This is a race Songbird will really have to run to win,” Smith said, “but in saying that, I think she’s ready for it. I certainly wouldn’t trade places with anybody, I know that.” Richard Baltas3956313%36%$318,880center_img TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Kent Desormeaux3393527%52%$329,925 Flavien Prat50117822%52%$942,715 Doug O’Neill52581010%44%$277,768 FINISH LINES: Songbird galloped Sunday morning and is scheduled to work Thursday for the Distaff . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Tara’s Tango worked five furlongs Sunday in a minute flat, fastest of 59 drills at the distance under Rafael Bejarano for the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs Nov. 5. “Perfect” is how Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward summed up the drill. “It was a good finish, a good gallop out, just the way you want it. She’s a very good work horse.” . . . Ashleyluvssugar, winner of the Grade II John Henry Turf Championship on Oct. 2, had “a lovely work” in the dark for the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf at 1 ½ miles Nov. 5, going four furlongs in 48.40 for Peter Eurton, while Sprint contender Drefong went six furlongs in a bullet 1:12.20 handily from the gate with Martin Garcia aboard. “He went good and he needed it,” Bob Baffert said. “It was a good work for him,” the fastest of 15 at the distance . . . Runhappy, winner of last year’s Grade I Malibu Stakes, is set to arrive at Santa Anita next Sunday, Oct. 23,   from The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Ky., to prepare for the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 4 under trainer Laura Wohlers . . . Point Piper, a longshot for the Dirt Mile, went four furlongs for Hollendorfer in 50.80 . . . The jury was still out Sunday morning on why Long Hot Summer finished a disappointing fifth and last by 13 lengths as the 13-10 favorite in Saturday’s California Distaff Handicap. “We’ll evaluate her day to day,” said trainer Phil D’Amato, who sent out Enola Gray to win the race in her turf debut. “Something’s not right. We’ll take Long Hot Summer’s blood tomorrow to see if she could be getting sick on us, because that was not the performance we were expecting from her. On the other end, Enola saved the day for us with a really nice grass performance.” As to Obviously‘s Breeders’ Cup status, D’Amato said he would cross-nominate him to the Mile and the Turf Sprint “and kind of decide after that.” D’Amato has Grade I winner Midnight Storm as a leading candidate for the Mile . . . Trainer Jeff Bonde was pleased as punch with the debut victory of Princess Karen in yesterday’s second race, but revealed no imminent race for the two-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Stay Thirsty, who won by nearly two lengths under Mike Smith. “We’re hoping for good things from her,” Bonde said. . . . Congrats to clocker Toby Turrell of The Yellow Sheet on picking Sundar Creek ($25.40) as his best bet Saturday. The Bob Hess Jr. trainee won by 5 ¼ lengths under Fernando Perez in the ninth race, cementing a Pick Six carryover of $67,281 into Sunday’s races. Turrell wrote in part, “Can’t ask for a softer spot than this. Play: $100 win . . .” for a juicy return of $1,250. GORMLEY WORKS ‘VERY WELL’ FOR BC JUVENILEDISTAFF HISTORY BODES WELL FOR SONGBIRDINTANGIBLES CRUCIAL IN BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINTSPRINT CONTENDER DREFONG IN ‘GOOD WORK’ROSE MENTIONS ‘CHROME’ ON FOX POST GAME SHOW Jerry Hollendorfer2643315%38%$215,735 ROSE MENTIONS CALIFORNIA CHROME ON FOX SPORTS POST GAME SHOW            Pete Rose, who along with fellow retired hardball greats Alex Rodriguez and Frank Thomas works as an analyst on Fox Sports NLCS baseball coverage, worked in a mention of superstar California Chrome following last night’s Cubs vs. Dodgers game at Wrigley Field.In an unscripted moment approaching midnight Central Time, Rose asked diminutive field reporter Ken Rosenthal, who had just finished an on-field interview with a Cubs’ player who easily exceeded 6′ 5″, “Are you gonna ride California Chrome?” A bit of uncertainty followed, with Rose being informed by anchor Kevin Burkhardt that “Ken isn’t a jockey.” Unbowed, Rose then pointed out that California Chrome would be running soon in the Breeders’ Cup.THANKS PETE!! Philip D’Amato3340512%27%$361,970last_img read more

DDTV: The Frank McGuinness play that has people coming to Donegal!

first_imgIt’s the play that has people wanting to come to Donegal.‘Donegal’ is a music written by Frank McGuinness and it’s already playing to packed houses at the Abbey Theatre. The Day family are Irish country music royalty and Irene is their queen. Her relatives are completely dependent on her success. But as Irene’s star fades the Days are facing financial destruction.When the heir to her musical throne, Jackie Day, returns from the States with a new girlfriend, resentments simmer. Does Irene have the strength to hold the clan together? And will Jackie save them with the gift of a song?A world premiere from one of the Ireland’s greatest playwrights, Donegal is a musical play about family, place and country music.BOOKING INFORMATION 6 October – 19 NovemberPreviews 6 – 11 OctoberOn the Abbey stageTimes: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pmTickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €28Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 10 November, 7.30pmAudio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 12 November, 2pmDDTV: The Frank McGuinness play that has people coming to Donegal! was last modified: October 18th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Fortuna girls soccer claims 2-1 win over St. Bernard’s with 78th-minute goal

first_imgEUREKA >> Considering how the final 10 minutes of regulation went, it was understandable that the Apple Watch on Fortuna head coach Kathleen Lynch’s wrist was going a little haywire.Just when it looked like the Huskies and Crusaders were headed toward a draw, the result of the game changed drastically.Camrin Dolcini jumped on a defensive error in the penalty box and scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute as the Fortuna girls soccer team picked up a thrilling 2-1 victory over St. …last_img

Join the 2015 South African Competitiveness Forum

first_imgBrand South Africa will host its second South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF) in Johannesburg in early 2015 under the theme “Active citizenship and its role in changing the South African brand reality”.Top minds from business, government, civil society and the academic world will come together to discuss our position in the world, and uncover ways to give South Africa a competitive edge on the global stage.At the forum Brand South Africa will ask participants to give their views on a number of themes, from youth and innovation to foreign direct investment, the labour market, expansion into the rest of Africa, and active citizenship.A first at the next forum is a session on expatriate South Africans, which aims to explore ways Brand South Africa, business and civil society can work with South Africans living abroad to tell the country’s story, and improve South Africa’s global reputation.Other exciting sessions include a workshop on the nation brand’s “outgoing strategy”. This will focus on business expansion strategy into African markets, and the role perceptions and reputation plays when entering peer markets elsewhere on the continent. Guest speakers from Kenya and Nigeria will give insight into South Africa’s place in these markets.For more information contact Dr Petrus de Kock, research manager at Brand South Africa, at [email protected] theme: Active citizenship and its role in changing the South African brand realityDownload documentThe theme of the second forum is focused on two concepts: active citizenship and the nation brand. The comprehensive research and outcome report from the 2013 SACF highlights insights Brand South Africa uncovered in the process. The feedback from SACF 2013 participants will inform the approach in the next SACF.Workshop 1 – Global South Africans playing their part in creating a competitive and reputable nation brandThe first workshop will not only discuss the overall theme of the second SACF – active citizenship and its role in changing the South African brand reality – but also examine what global South Africans are already doing to promote the nation brand. How can Brand South Africa and South African expatriates work closer together to better tell the South African story globally? How can global South Africans help in achieving the goals of the National Development Plan?Workshop 2 – Youth, innovation and nation brand competitivenessBased on consultations with youth organisations, this workshop will focus on active citizenship and the nation brand, existing projects that align with the NDP, small business support and business development, and social issues that impact development, particularly in townships and rural areas.Workshop 3 – Internal and foreign direct investmentSouth Africa is the continent’s top destination for foreign direct investment. But what are the issues that impact on perceptions of South Africa as FDI destination and trade partner? This workshop will look at support for entrepreneurship and innovation, case studies and experiences of multinationals invested and active in the South African market, existing projects that align to the NDP, and small business support and business development.Workshop 4 – Education and skillsThis session will assemble representatives from the Department of Basic Education, as well as head teachers and civil society organisations involved in education to gain insight on South Africa’s educational strengths and weaknesses. The session will focus on partnerships for enhancing education quality and relevance to the South African economy. Important issues regarding perceptions of the education system and their implications for the country’s reputation will also be discussed.Workshop 5 – South Africa @ Work: the role of labour in creating a new brand realityThis session will gather representatives from South African trade unions to identify the unique features, selling points and stories of South Africa @ Work. It is critical for Brand South Africa to gain insight on case studies of the contribution labour makes and how it can change the South African brand reality.Workshop 6 – The nation brand’s ‘going out’ strategyThe second day of the SACF will open with a workshop on taking the nation brand into international markets. The session will look at the challenges and opportunities for increased cooperation between government, business, and civil society on carrying the message of South Africa into international market spaces. The session will focus on South Africa’s reputation in, exposure to, and interaction with key BRICS and African markets.last_img read more

14 days agoArsenal dismiss Alexandre Lacazette buyout clause claims

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal dismiss Alexandre Lacazette buyout clause claimsby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal would not sell Alexandre Lacazette for less than his release clause, contrary to circulating reports.Russian agent Dmitry Cheltsov revealed he offered Lacazette to Zenit this summer.Cheltsov felt encouraged that the Gunners would accept an offer of less than the £61m release clause in the Frenchman’s contract.But it has emerged that Arsenal would not accept an offer for Lacazette below £100m, according to football.london.The report also claims there is no release clause in Lacazette’s contract and Arsenal have no interest in selling their 2018/19 Player of the Season. last_img