A Letterkenny school has ‘spelt’ out its success after winning a national spelling competition and claiming €15,000 worth of books in the process.Illistrin National School was one of just 12 schools to be shortlisted form more than 500 around the country to take part in the Eason Spelling Bee competition with Ryan Tubridy.Primary schools from all over the country took part with all schools hopeful of winning the terrific prize. Illistrin NS took part in the provincial heat hosted on Monday last on 2FM and then went on to compete against Rockcorry Church of Ireland NS in Monaghan and Brownlee Primary School, Lisburn in the final.The pressure of answering the questions was put on sixth class pupil Patrick Dorrian who came through the challenge with flying colours.Patrick, a sixth class pupil at Scoil Naomh Fiachre, was supported by his proud parents Frank and Collette Dorrian, his sister Niamh and a busload of supporters.Also there was proud Principal of Illistrin NS, Tom Feeney and class teacher Kieran Gallagher. The original entry to the competition was made by teachers Ms Clarke and Ms O’Hanlon.A fifth class pupil, Liam Orr, won this section of the competition and allowed the school to qualify for the competition.A spokesperson at the school told Donegaldaily “It has been a wonderful experience for all of us. Not alone have we now got €15,000 worth of new books, but the pupils are also much better at spelling.“We’re all so proud of everyone that was involved in any way and it has been a great morale booster for the school,” he said.Ends DONEGAL SCHOOL SPELLS OUT ITS SECRET TO SUCCESS WITH €15,000 LIBRARY WIN was last modified: June 18th, 2011 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:EasonsEasons Spelling BeeIllistrin NSRyan Tubridy
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You can get involved with the guests featured on episode four of Play Your Part. In this episode viewers will discover how they contribute to making South Africa a better place to live by creating job opportunities and promoting entrepreneurship.Mogau Seshoene, known for her The Lazy Makoti brand, shows her culture through her culinary expertise. She also creates job opportunities for women. (Image: Melissa Javan)Brand South Africa reporterIn episode four of the Play Your Part television series, viewers learn how three people use entrepreneurship – each in a different way – to empower women and youth in South Africa. The guests are Gail Styger, Mogau Seshoene and York Zucchi.The episode, which airs on Saturday, 16 September 2017 at 18:00 on SABC 2, is hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Kabelo Mabalane. Artist and musician Mabalane is also a co-founder of the initiative, Shout for a Safer South Africa.The 26-episode Play Your Part series aims to inspire viewers to become active citizens and take part in volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who are doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.Learn more about episode four’s three guests and how you can get involved with them:Gail StygerGail Styger is founder of the Wot-if Trust. (Image supplied)Styger is the founder and trustee of Wot-if Trust. The organisation runs various programmes in Diepsloot, Johannesburg that work on empowering especially women and youth through skills development and entrepreneurship.Wot-if Trust also manages stakeholder engagement and consultation to channel BEE funds and guarantee points on the BEE Scorecard for contributions by corporates to the community.Its building, Father Louis Blondel Centre, is used as an open collaborative workspace where entrepreneurs, small businesses and community projects can access facilities and support services, more often than not without incurring costs.Contact details:Website: wot-if.co.zaEmail: email@example.comTwitter: @gailstyger or @WotiftrustYork ZucchiZucchi is a motivational speaker, who travels to townships to inspire entrepreneurship. (Image: Play Your Part TV series)Zucchi is the founder of Join the Equation, an initiative set up to match opportunities to businesses. It operates in 57 countries.Zucchi, who is also a motivational speaker, travels to townships to inspire entrepreneurship through talking to businesses.Contact details:Website: yzafrica.org and jointheequation.comTwitter: @YZP and find Zucchi on LinkedinMogau SeshoeneFor the past three years, Seshoene has been promoting South African culture and heritage through teaching people about traditional South African cuisine.Her company, The Lazy Makoti, employs rural and township women to host cooking classes using local food as well as to sell handcrafted, locally produced kitchen accessories.Mogau also hosts a cooking show on national television that showcases African recipes.Contact details:Website: thelazymakoti.wordpress.comTwitter: @thelazymakoti and find her on FacebookPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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This article titled Salesman in the Surgical Suite is in the Health section of the March 25th New York Times. But it isn’t going to filed under Health here. Instead, it’s going to be filed under ethics.Most of the bad behaviors that salespeople were once guilty of are, thankfully, no longer true. We are no longer the stereotype. And no sooner do I point this out that I am reminded that, like all professions, there are still bad actors in our chosen profession. But the article above isn’t about being pushy, being self-oriented, or having commission breath. It’s about something much bigger, and much more important. It’s about who we are. It’s about who we serve.Here’s the short version of the article: A patient was injured by a robotic surgical device. He suffered tremendously. After he died (not from the surgery itself), his wife sued the manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.. It was the surgeon’s first time using the equipment unsupervised. Some of the evidence being used by the Plaintiff indicts the company’s salespeople, their sales managers, and their practices. It suggest that as they pushed to make their number they lowered the standards for surgeon training and certification.A number of the emails produced as evidence in the legal case indicate that a sales manager responsible for producing 36 operations using the equipment each quarter was producing only 5. If the evidence is real, the sales manager suggested that the salespeople not “let proctoring or credentialing get in our way.” I don’t know whether this can be tied to the patient’s injuries, but I know for certain it’s bad salesmanship—and a terribly stupid business practice, if true.I don’t know how Intuitive Surgical’s sales force operates. Maybe there is evidence that most of the sales force spent their time trying to help the surgeons they work with identify patients that would actually benefit from robotic surgery over the other available choices. Charlie Green wrote an excellent piece on the relationship of business to society today. Go read it. He’s right about the problem with short-term goals and even shorter-term thinking. I believe that Charlie’s right.But you are a salesperson. This is about you.You are supposed to be competitive. You are charged with winning new business. It is a zero sum game, and there is only one winner. But this doesn’t mean you have to win at any cost.Don’t WinDon’t win if winning hurts your clients. The cost is too high. Winning the deal and hurting your client isn’t winning. It’s stupid and short-sighted.Don’t win if it hurts your client’s customers. Your part in the value chain is to help your clients better serve their customers. If making the sales destroys that value, you don’t want to win. The cost of winning is too high.Don’t win at the price of your honor. Selling is deeply personal. The currency you trade in is trust. Your character is everything. Everything. If winning means damaging your honor, your character, or your trustworthiness, don’t win. The price is too high.
Refuting allegations levelled against him for going on numerous foreign trips in the past five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India’s might has been acknowledged across the globe because of these trips. Targets MamataAddressing two rallies in West Bengal’s Birbhum and Nadia districts, Mr. Modi also targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. “I read that Didi (Ms. Banerjee) has said that the ‘Chaiwala’ has only been busy making foreign trips in the past five years. Didi, today India is showing its might across the world because the voice of 130 crore Indians has reached the foreign countries due to these foreign tours,” Mr. Modi said at an election rally at Ilambazar in Birbhum district.The Prime Minister said five years ago India used to struggle to get support from the foreign countries on any issue. “But today the whole world stands with us during any crisis,” Mr. Modi said.He claimed that it was because of the country’s growing strength that culprits who fled after looting money are being caught and brought back.Continuing his tirade against Ms. Banerjee, Mr. Modi called her ‘Sticker Didi’ alleging that her government labels central welfare schemes as hers. In his earlier rallies, Mr. Modi had referred to Ms. Banerjee as “Speed Breaker Didi.”‘Sticker Didi’“Speed Breaker Didi is also Sticker Didi. She just puts a sticker on central schemes like free electricity or ration for the people to claim that these benefits are being given by the State government,” he said at a rally at Ranaghat in Nadia district.Mr. Modi also accused the Chief Minister of betraying the people of Bengal “who gave her so much trust and respect.”During the two rallies the Prime Minister raised issues like infiltration and the Naradha andSaradha scams.
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “The Philippines are very strong with their one on one plays, as if they are playing street ball. We have to be careful because with their strong offense, they can score 10 points in just a minute or two,” said the 24-year-old Togashi.READ: Jones Cup: Gilas fends off Japan for 3rd straight win“We have to step up on defense, including myself, and then from there we have to make sure to get the defensive rebounds, which has been a problem for us,” he added. “If we can get rebounds, I can run the fastbreak.”The Philippines and Japan are in Group B along with Chinese Taipei and reigning Asian champion Australia.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games And it appears that Japan is planning to fight speed with speed.READ: Tickets for PH-Japan Fiba World qualifying game sold outFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think speed will be important, especially in our first game against the Philippines, which is a great offensive team,” said Yuki Togashi, Japan’s star point guard.The 5-foot-6 Togashi is wary of Gilas’ offensive capabilities with Andray Blatche at the forefront and Jayson Castro running the point. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Photo from Fiba.comExpect a run-and-gun duel between the Philippines and Japan in the Fiba World Cup qualifying on Nov. 24 in Tokyo, Japan.With a slew of fleet-footed guards, Gilas Pilipinas has always been a running team to compensate its lack of size.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Novice surfer masters a pro move: Punching a shark to escape MOST READ View comments
Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. His brother’s keeper Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat in the second half at Capital One Arena on November 17, 2017 in Washington. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPWASHINGTON — Washington Wizards guard John Wall is expected to miss about two weeks with inflammation in his left knee, the team announced Saturday.Wall, 27, underwent an MRI, coach Scott Brooks revealed Friday following the day’s practice session, which the point guard missed. The four-time All-Star received platelet-rich plasma and viscosupplementation injections Saturday in Washington in the hope of reducing the inflammation that has caused discomfort for the past two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Dr. Richard D. Parker with the Cleveland Clinic Marymount was consulted about the injury. Parker performed a procedure in May 2016 to remove calcific deposits in Wall’s left patella tendon. Brooks said Wall’s current injury did not appear related to that procedure.Washington is 1-1 this season without Wall, who also missed a game because of a shoulder injury.“I’m fine with John missing two weeks if this is going to make him better,” center Marcin Gortat said Saturday. “Two weeks are not two months. We can cover for him for two weeks and then he’s going to come back stronger, better, healthy and then hopefully we can go from there. That said, he’s our leader.”Backup Tim Frazier replaces Wall in the starting lineup with Tomas Satoransky moving into the rotation. Acquired by Washington from New Orleans during the offseason, Frazier is averaging 3.2 points and 3.9 assists in 16.6 minutes. He has 42 career starts including two this season and 35 with the Pelicans during the 2016-17 campaign.“Next guy has to step up. That’s it,” said Frazier, who had eight assists in each of his two starts this season. “Obviously we can’t be John, an All-Star, our leader, our best player, but we just got to step up and be the best we can and get as many wins as possible.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We felt like this was the best thing,” Brooks said before the Wizards hosted the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. “We figure this is the early part of the season, and we’re in no rush. Give him the best chance to come back.”The injury occurred when Wall made knee-to-knee contact with another player during Washington’s Nov. 7 loss to Dallas, according to the team statement. Wall, who averages 20.3 points and 9.2 assists, previously said fluid on his knee built up after he received IV fluids to deal with illness and migraines before the Wizards hosted Atlanta on Nov. 11.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWall sat out Sunday’s 100-91 loss at Toronto, but returned to play his usual starting role in matchups against Milwaukee and Charlotte. He had 31 points and 11 assists over 41 minutes in Washington’s 129-124 overtime loss to the Hornets on Wednesday, but then didn’t participate in Friday’s practice.“We had it drained and it actually felt pretty good,” Brooks said. “He played terrific in Milwaukee and then last game he had one of his best games of the season. . But after the game, the swelling came back.” LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:55Cops raid Manila office of Bayan, nab 3 activists for guns, explosive01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments
NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters However, final confirmation of the trade has been delayed amid ongoing questions surrounding Thomas’ injury, which forced him to miss the end of the Eastern Conference finals last season.Thomas told ESPN on Tuesday that there was no question he would come back from his injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I am not damaged,” Thomas said. “I’ll be back, and I’ll be the same player.”Thomas insisted that medical professionals had assured him he would recover his fitness. MOST READ “There’s never been an indication that I wouldn’t be back, and there’s never been an indication that this is something messing up my career,” Thomas told ESPN.“Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I’m going to be back, and I’m going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that.”Thomas said he had remained in touch with Cleveland since a physical on Friday but was in the dark about the team’s plans.“I don’t know what [the organization] is doing,” Thomas told ESPN. “It’s out of my control. I just want to talk about what I can control, and I know that this (hip) won’t be a problem into the future.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NBA player Isaiah Thomas attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFPLos Angeles, United States — Isaiah Thomas insisted Tuesday that he would return to fitness from a hip injury as concern over his condition threatened to stall his move from the Boston Celtics to the Cleveland Cavaliers.Thomas is poised to join Cleveland with several teammates in a blockbuster trade that saw Cavs star Kyrie Irving head to Boston.ADVERTISEMENT Kerber goes from champ to 1st-round loser at rainy US Open Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Wickets fell quickly on the third day of the third and final test on Saturday as England reached the close on 109 for four, 237 runs ahead of Sri Lanka in a fluctuating match at Lord’s.England picked up five wickets in the morning to bowl out the touring side for 288 and close in on a series whitewash but Sri Lanka hit back, claiming three quick wickets to give themselves a chance of a consolation victory.LANKA COLLAPSE EARLYSri Lanka, resuming on 162 for one, lost Kusal Mendis, Kaushal Silva and Angelo Mathews inside the first 40 minutes to an inspired England pace attack led by Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad.Woakes struck first, trapping Mendis lbw for 25 and Broad forced Silva to edge a catch to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow without adding to his overnight score of 79.Mathews, on three, nicked a rising Woakes delivery to Joe Root at fourth slip to leave Sri Lanka reeling at 169 for four.Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal set about repairing the damage in a gritty fifth-wicket partnership of 33 but Steven Finn removed both batsmen before lunch.The tall fast bowler dismissed Chandimal lbw for 19 and Thirimanne, on 17, drove loosely at a wide delivery and gave Root another catch at third slip.Kusal Perera and Rangana Herath shared a stubborn seventh-wicket partnership of 71 to frustrate England before Broad bowled Herath for 31 and after Perera edged James Anderson to Bairstow for 42 Sri Lanka folded quickly.HALES DELIVERS FOR ENGLANDEngland captain Alastair Cook was unable to open the innings after he was struck on the knee by the ball when fielding close to the wicket.advertisementNick Compton and Alex Hales added 45 for the first wicket without undue alarm before Compton, on 19, edged Shaminda Eranga to wicketkeeper Chandimal, another failure in a poor series that will almost certainly cost him his place in the team.Root was bowled by Nuwan Pradeep for four, the ball keeping very low, and James Vince shouldered arms to his first delivery and was also bowled.Alex Hales and Bairstow steadied the ship with a partnership of 51.Bairstow, who made 167 not out in the first innings, continued his rich vein of form to make 32 runs but he played a tired shot at Pradeep and was bowled middle stump.Hales survived to reach the close on 41 with nightwatchman Finn on six.