first_imgDonegal Enterprise Week is set to kick off on Monday with two of the most sought-after topics by Donegal businesses – Marketing and Motivation.Gary Brown will help keep off Donegal Enterprise WeekThe week-long programme of free events will get under way in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 9am on Monday when Gary Brown of Target McConnells hosts a Marketing Workshop.Later that evening, international speaker and best-selling author Kevin Kelly will provide the first of the week’s motivational sessions and as the week progresses other areas of interest to local business will be well covered. With access to finance a hugely important issue for business in the current climate, it is not surprising that there has already been a keen interest shown in Tuesday night’s events on accessing bank finance.“Marketing has always been a favourite topic at Enterprise Week over the years and I have no doubt that Gary Brown’s workshop on Monday morning will be a huge benefit to local businesses,” said Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board.“Gary is an Irish business and marketing expert of international repute. An international Marketing speaker on Relationship Marketing and Direct Marketing and a winner of over 75 Gold awards for Sales Marketing campaigns run in Ireland. His campaigns have won Gold awards from the Marketing Institute, the Irish Direct Marketing Association and the Irish Sales Promotion Association. He is also the only recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Irish Direct Marketing Association.”Monday’s marketing theme will continue in the afternoon with a Marketing Masterclass hosted by Carol O’Kelly of Redstorm while Kevin Kelly’s motivational session in Radisson Blue Hotel on Monday is also sure to be a huge hit. “Kevin is a leading authority on the success principles of entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation. Bachelor of Commerce degree graduate form NUI Galway he worked in companies in the construction and manufacturing sectors before setting up his own company, Advanced Marketing Ltd. in 1990.Now a sought after keynote speaker, Kevin speaks on the entrepreneurial mindset, motivation and leadership, trust-based sales and customer service.”Of course, as always, there is a fantastic range of events and speakers lined up for the week, but with bookings flooding in quickly and places limited in some of the events – anyone interested in an event is urged to make sure they register well in advance.All events are free but registration is necessary and full details of the events and registration are available on www.donegalenterprise.ieIn addition text information and reminders about Donegal Enterprise Week are also available by sending free text – DEW to 50015. County & City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.MARKETING AND MOTIVATION EVENTS TO KICK-START DONEGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK was last modified: February 27th, 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:Donegal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more

Team of the weekend: Tottenham, Everton and West Ham stars included

first_img 11 11 11 11 11 11 Right-back: Seamus Coleman (Everton) – The Irishman looks to be nearing a return to his best form for the Toffees. Solid defensively and still capable of causing havoc going forward he was a thorn in Chelsea’s side as he helped his side into the FA Cup semi-finals. 11 Centre-back: Craig Cathcart (Watford) – As the Gunners threw everything at the Hornets, Northern Irish star Cathcart stood firmly in their way getting a number of key blocks, tackles and interceptions. Centre midfield: Mousa Dembele (Tottenham) – A vital cog in Spurs’ title bid, the Belgian was superb again as he pulled the strings in midfield. Dembele is tough to get off the ball and as well as barely misplacing a pass he completed all four dribbles he attempted. Centre midfield: Ross Barkley (Everton) – Wasn’t having the best game ever but came alive as the match wore on and was superb on the counter. He got both assists for Romelu Lukaku’s goals and helped stretch Chelsea as they attempted to fight back. Forward: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – The Belgian bruiser put in a stunning showing against former team Chelsea who must now rue allowing him to leave, even if it was for £28m. His first goal showed his incredible strength and determination before pairing it will brilliant skill and footwork, while his second showcased his instinct in front of goal. 11 Forward: Troy Deeney (Watford) – The Hornets star was brilliant throughout against the Gunners and, had Odion Ighalo’s passing been up to scratch in the first half, could have found himself with at least one goal to his name as well as his two assists. 11 Centre-back: Timm Klose (Norwich) – The Swiss international centre-back, along with partner Ryan Bennett, kept Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony shackled as the Canaries claimed a vital point against the Citizens. Forward: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – The England strike has shaken off the one-season wonder tag which was cruelly pinned to him at the start of the campaign when he failed to score in his first eight matches. His double against the Villans now takes him to 19 in the Premier League alone. 11 Left-back: Nathan Ake (Watford) – Chelsea loanee Ake is heading into the FA Cup semi-finals while his parent club bowed out of the competition. The Dutch youngster did well keeping Joel Campbell relatively quiet and his smart throw-in started the move, which got the Hornets their opening goal. Goalkeeper: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Click the right arrow above to see who else made our Team of the Weekend… – OK, in the end he let in two goals, but he was in good form to, firstly, keep Tottenham at bay for 45 minutes. And, secondly, keep the score to just 2-0 as Spurs fired shots on goal. It was another brilliant weekend of thrilling football action, even if our viewing was split between both the Premier League and the FA Cup.There were some superb team performances across the three days but some even better solo ones.In the FA Cup, Crystal Palace, Watford and Everton all advanced, while West Ham and Manchester United face a replay.Meanwhile, in the Premier League, Tottenham, Southampton and Bournemouth earned wins as Manchester City’s title bid took another blow as they drew with Norwich City.But who made out Team of the Weekend? Click the right arrow above to find out… 11 Centre midfield: Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – He wasn’t quite at his usual high standards for the full 90 but scored a stunning free-kick to hand the Hammers the lead. last_img read more

Besiktas make move for long-serving Liverpool star

first_img Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva Besiktas have made an offer to Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to Turkish reports.The Brazilian is expected to end his 10-year stay at Anfield this summer, with a number of European clubs keen to offer him a contract.And, according to Fanatik, Besiktas have set the wheels in motion by offering the 30-year-old a deal.Lucas is reportedly demanding a salary of £4.2m per-season and the Turkish giants are willing to offer that amount, plus the added incentive of Champions League football.The midfielder is currently the longest-serving member of the Liverpool squad but is out of contract at the end of the season.His wage demands have put a number of clubs off, including those back home in Brazil, but Besiktas could well be Lucas’ next destination with the Turkish club keen on sealing the deal. 1last_img read more

Will Electric Scooters Pump Up The Sport of Golf

first_imgNow, one might think that golf and motorcycles don’t have a lot of crossover, but Evel Knievel himself made a living in his later years by hustling guys on the course for money. Modern motorcycle daredevil Robbie Madison also seems to like the game, or at the very least literally “liked” some of Phat Golf’s pictures on Instagram (but seriously, he enjoys playing and says the pressure of it freaks him out and gives him the chills). A little research turned the “Milwaukee Golf Caddy” up a rack that installs in place of a saddlebag on your Harley that came out in 2010, sells for $500, and is still being sold 8 years later, so there must be more golfers who ride out there than you’d think.Way back in the 1950 this idea was tried by Bobcat, yes the Bobcat that makes those little earth movers, with something called the Bobcat Compact Golf Car. Just like the electric Finn, the bag slipped in between the handlebars, and you straddled it. Unlike the Finn it may have been street legal, but really what wasn’t back then? Under the sporty body work was a pull start 3 horsepower Kohler motor to carry you and your bag over the course and home again. Years after that failed, there was a Honda mini sidecar specifically made for carrying your golf bag while you rode a Monkey bike around the course.The Finn Scooter is coming from Sun Mountain, a company that produces bags, and the kind of golf carts that you roll behind you. They are a company that is deeply connected to the golf industry and you would think devoted research before introducing this new two wheeled golf cart. It maxes out at 15 mph and can play 3 full rounds of golf between charges, though we aren’t sure what that means in miles. The Finn copies the Bobcat, with the bag sliding down the frame between the handlebars and seat. It goes on sale this spring, or you may see it at your local course, rentable with a phone app just like a Bird or Lime.The Phat Golf is already available, being just a spin off of the line of Phat electric scooters that have been on sale for a while. In most states you can ride them anywhere you’d ride an electric scooter or bicycle, and (despite what some websites say) they have a top speed of 20 mph. On sale now, the Phat Golf is about $2,000 and can go 30-50 miles on a charge. If you don’t play golf you can save a few hundred dollars and ditch the rack on the back.We don’t plan on covering every electric bicycle and scooter that comes down the pike, but back in 1959 all the big bike companies ignored a little upstart called Honda when they introduced their 50cc bike via hardware stores. Lime and Bird electric scooters, electric assisted bicycles, and things like these golf scooters could be the gateway drug that introduces Millennials and Generation Z to the two wheeled lifestyle. Next thing you know they could be jonesing for a Zero or a Livewire. Anyone else see the similarities between the Phat and that Harley electric minibike prototype?Sources:, Phat Scooters, Finn Scooters. Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcyle: 110-Mile Range For $29,799 5 Favorite Electric Motorcycle Designs Of 2018 Will they turn more golfers into riders?We don’t cover what goes on at the annual PGA show in Orlando, FL, but this past week two companies showed electric golf motor scooters. Despite what the Motorcycle Industry Council recently reported, everyone agrees the the average motorcycle rider is approaching retirement from riding. Could these new scooters be a subversive way to win over some new motorcycle riders? The Finn Scooter does not list a top speed, but the Phat Golf tops out at 20 mph when switched from turf to street mode, and that surely is more exciting that hitting a little ball.More E-Bikes Source: Electric Vehicle News Lightning Teases New Long Range, Low Price Electric Motorcycle Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 30, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more