Gonna tell your kids these were the best sports memes from social media’s latest craze

first_imgAccounts from all corners of Twitter are posting pictures of athletes and pop culture figures with captions of “Gonna tell our kids this was …” while intentionally naming incorrect people not shown in the picture. Of course, the trend quickly spread to the world of sports, where plenty of team and athlete accounts chimed in with their own posts. There has been no shortage of pop culture comparisons. Here are the best ones we could find.MORE: Did Nelson Agholor get caught on Twitter using a burner account?Gonna tell my kids that this was John Cena pic.twitter.com/kq9z1CxupP— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 21, 2019I’m gonna tell my kids this was Jay-Z. pic.twitter.com/XseTWEAQn6— SportsNation (@SportsNation) November 21, 2019Gonna tell my kids this the ‘I Have A Dream’ speech pic.twitter.com/wT1PaoOy5a— LastSonOfNewCoachSoonComeKrypton (@GodofKrypton) November 21, 2019Gonna tell our kids this was @KimKardashian . pic.twitter.com/EEOfVmY4Y6— NHL (@NHL) November 20, 2019Gonna tell our kids this is Lady Gaga. pic.twitter.com/Z7Ck6rwX5B— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) November 21, 2019There were some notable baseball mentions.Gonna tell our kids this was Mike Trout. pic.twitter.com/sG10ZEsiZ7— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) November 20, 2019Gonna tell all our kids this was Bryce Harper. pic.twitter.com/JKIbyMQY2D— Cut4 (@Cut4) November 20, 2019Gonna tell our kids this is Babe Ruth. #TBT pic.twitter.com/u4RWuGbQsM— MLB (@MLB) November 21, 2019Look away, Falcons fans.Gonna tell my kids this was the final score pic.twitter.com/ZJvSfHOpaM— Adam the human, what’s your fav color? (@iliketheBraves) November 21, 2019You too, Warriors fans. Gonna tell my kids this is Draymond Greenpic.twitter.com/FtaLvE6cry— Lakers⋆Hoops🇵🇭 (@LakersHoopsPH) November 20, 2019To be fair, Ben Simmons hasn’t missed a three-point attempt this season.Gonna tell my kids this was Ray Allen. https://t.co/yFOAzWDYHA— Shaker Samman (@ShakerSamman) November 21, 2019Former teammate of Michael Scott:Gonna tell my kids this was Rip Hamilton. pic.twitter.com/jwQ7AFrEhp— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 20, 2019 You may have noticed the latest meme fascination sweeping across social media this week.last_img read more

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Horse Racing Tips

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Suspects in stabbing of Jeron Teng, two others used ring knife—police

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES “But when you drink, let the alcohol flow to your stomach, not your head. Otherwise it will lead to these kinds of incidents,” he added.Police are still studying the background of the two suspects, who Eleazar said were “both considered to be residing or frequenting abroad.”He added that police would recommend a hold departure order be issued by the Department of Justice against Lacanlale, a general construction contractor, and Basili, a construction inspector.VIDEO: Altercation between the group of Jeron Teng, stabbing suspects outside a club in BGC.STORY: https://t.co/H23F0T8xdf pic.twitter.com/1lqBZGkoy9— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) June 3, 2018 A ring knife, wielded by Basili, had allegedly been used during the scuffle, Eleazar said. Police were unable to recover it after the suspects’ arrest.“This type of knife is really for fighting, for self-defense,” the NCRPO chief said. “It should not be brought by anyone into public places, especially those serving intoxicating beverages.”Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr., Southern Police District director, said round-the-clock police would be permanently stationed now at Fort Strip, the upscale row of bars in BGC where the stabbing occurred.“We cannot inspect everything, especially these types of pocket knives that can even be slipped under socks,” Apolinario said. “But having roving personnel in the area will be a deterrent.”NCRPO chief, Director Guillermo Eleazar, says this type of knife is “intended for a fistfight” and “should not have been brought by anyone into public places, especially those serving intoxicating beverages.” pic.twitter.com/cBOphZrDqr— Matthew Reysio-Cruz (@MatthewINQ) June 3, 2018Police added that they were coordinating with Early Night Club to study closed-circuit television footage of the area during the incident.“Drinking isn’t against the law. It was already 2 a.m., what would you expect?” Eleazar said. 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Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “Witnesses said the suspects were calling out to them, ‘Idol!’” said Director Guillermo Eleazar, head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).READ: Jeron Teng, 2 ex-La Salle players stabbed in BGC; suspects arrestedFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe three players, who all gained a fair measure of fame during their time at La Salle, appeared to ignore the suspects, US citizen Edmar Lacanlale, 40, and Williard Basili, 37, according to Eleazar.Witnesses said the suspects then began to hurl invectives at Teng and Norbert and Thomas Torres, who had also been drinking, and even allegedly “cursing their girlfriends.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Ryan Araña pulls off suit shorts ala LeBron James Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Mere hours after his team’s fifth straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Alaska Aces rookie Jeron Teng, along with two former La Salle teammates, were rushed to the hospital after being stabbed on Sunday.Teng and Norbert and Thomas Torres had been walking outside Early Night Club in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, at 2:30 a.m. when two intoxicated men tried to grab their attention, police said.ADVERTISEMENT A report by the head of the BGC police, Chief Insp. Joseph Austria, said a heated argument and brawl ensued, which lasted about two minutes before police rushed to the scene—where Norbert had been stabbed on his left arm, and Teng and Thomas had sustained multiple stab wounds on their bodies.The three victims were brought to St. Luke’s Medical Center in BGC, where Teng and Thomas remained on Sunday afternoon in stable condition. Norbert, who plays for Rain or Shine in the PBA, was released after receiving 11 stitches.The suspects were immediately arrested outside the neon-lit, candy-colored club, and will be charged at the Taguig City Prosecutor’s Office with criminal cases of frustrated homicide and physical injuries.LOOK: Sketch of the ring knife allegedly used to stab Jeron Teng and Norberto and Thomas Torres early this morning, outside Early Night Club, BGC. The actual weapon has not yet been recovered. @inquirerdotnet pic.twitter.com/GhLDgkftIK— Matthew Reysio-Cruz (@MatthewINQ) June 3, 2018ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

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GVL Hails Greenpeace Assessment Progress Report

first_imgGolden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) has appreciates Greenpeace progress report made on its prime investor, Golden Agri Resources (GAR), a palm oil producer based in Jakarta, Indonesia.Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over 40 countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.According to GVL statement, on December 22, 2014, Greenpeace published a report on GAR. In that report, Greenpeace presented its views on GVL operations here.Since early 2013, GVL has worked with partners, including Greenpeace, to implement robust policies and procedures to manage environmental and social impacts, prevention of deforestation and to develop land with local communities free, prior and informed consent.GVL recognizes that, in the startup phases; the approaches to community engagement and deforestation were not adequate. From 2013, GVL has detailed and put to practice the implementation of our Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) based on the emerging High Carbon Stock approach. GVL appreciates that this work is noted in the Greenpeace report. Work remains to be done to develop a robust, multi-stakeholder defined landscape-based conservation and development approach based on viable economic business model, which achieves the objectives of countering deforestation together with respecting communities’ rights and aspirations, and supporting the national development goals of Liberia. GVL is expected to further engage with the Government and other institutional stakeholders, while recognizing the current Ebola crisis impact on immediate Government priorities. Engagement with communities is ongoing, the statement indicated.“Our Social and Community Engagement Policy (SCEP) articulates our commitment to a robust Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) approach. We have worked since April 2013 with the infield support of The Forest Trust (TFT) as advisor and monitor.”The statement said that GVL believes that its updated FPIC approach has helped the company develop a constructive engagement with communities who have invited GVL to work with them.They (GVL) also recognize the challenges and the need for continuous development of our community information and FPIC engagement activities.“This is important particularly in a post-conflict society such as Liberia, where opportunities and concerns may quickly divide communities. GVL strives to engage sensitively and transparently with communities and interest groups, as well as pre-empt or promptly address any grievances that may arise.” GVL welcomes dialogue and participation with civil society organizations committed to work with our partner communities. “We appreciate Greenpeace’s constructive inputs and treat them seriously.” There appear to be also factual inaccuracies, outdated comments and recommendations that should be updated and expanded, perhaps reflecting the fact that Greenpeace has not visited our areas of operation in Liberia since November 2013. We will post a full assessment of the inputs and our recommendations for next steps in the coming days after a comprehensive review.GVL is a committed long-term investor in Liberia and asserts its commitment to ensuring minimal impact to forests, to providing positive impacts to communities, and to national development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The deciders

first_imgRe “School reform facing hurdles” (Nov. 1): Again the politicos are painting UTLA as the bad guys seemingly against school reform. If the schools were a manufacturing facility, working with consistent raw material, the suggestions may be valid. However, children from K-12 are not cut from the same cloth. The range of experiences and areas of strengths and weaknesses are in no way consistent. Maybe the union, which is made up of teachers, can see this range of abilities and experiences? The decision makers are so far from the classroom that the students are perceived as widgets. Give me a teacher in a high-performing school and place them in a low-performing school and watch how the output changes. We need to address the wide range of students’ experiences, talents and interests. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre – Karen Savitt Granada Hills Not baked? Re “School reform facing hurdles” (Nov. 1): Superintendent Brewer is almost correct when he said that the LAUSD reform plan was not baked. It is half-baked. – Venida Korda Van Nuys Skid Row Re “City seeks fines for dumping patients” (Nov. 1): Councilwoman Jan Perry and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo are promoting a law to make it criminal for hospitals to discharge homeless patients where they are found or at an address they give on Skid Row. There is no doubt that such a law will solve the problem. If the few remaining hospitals are required to keep the indigent emergency room patients indefinitely, their rooms will fill up to the point where there will be no room for paying patients. They will have no choice but to declare bankruptcy and close. There will then be no more homeless people dumped on Skid Row after treatment. There won’t be any treatment. The city and county can take all the untreated, dead patients to their long-term-care facility – the city morgue. – Bob Larkin Westlake Village Ghetto service I would like to inform the mayor of some additional problems in the Pacoima area. First, I would like to know why the sanitation trucks start arriving in my area at 5:45 a.m.? Additionally, since they arrive so early and try to get out in a hurry, they are doing a poor job picking up the cans. The manner they are using causes trash and debris to fall onto the street. This is a major problem since we hardly ever see a street sweeper, nor do we have scheduled days for cleaning. I ask, would individuals in Northridge, West Hills or any other non-ghetto area tolerate this behavior? I think not. I’m requesting that this behavior stop and you send a crew of street maintenance workers over to immediately clean up their mess. – Kim Garrett Pacoima Market report OK, we got the funnies back. Now, let’s take a look at the business section. As a retiree and small investor, the daily stock market listing has guided me in managing my investments for the past 20 years. Now it’s gone! Please reconsider and return it to the business section. – Hap Gladish Tujunga Bush not liar Re “Bush legacy: Even truth disbelieved” (Comments, Oct. 31): I find it interesting that Richard Cohen blames Bush for our country believing “its government is a liar.” I recall quite clearly that Bush had very high character ratings going into the 2004 election, and the Democrats realized they could not win as long as people trusted this president. That is when the onslaught began and has never let up for a moment since. President Bush is certainly not a liar but has been viciously labeled so by the press, Moveon.org, the Democrats in Congress, and the Hollywood elite, resulting in this lie being thoroughly ingrained in the public’s mind. Although I believe they will fail in the end, the Democrats have made every attempt to ruin this presidency. – Sharon Hess Sherman Oaks160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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MOVILLE TO HOST THREE-DAY GAA EASTER CAMP

first_imgMoville GAA Easter Camp takes place for all boys and girls U-6 to U-12 on Monday March 21st to Wednesday March 23rd from 10am to 1pm at the GAA pitch. Application forms are available in the local primary schools or at training on Saturday mornings. Cost is €20 per child if paid before March 19th. Otherwise €10 per day. Discounts are available for families of 3 or more. Payments & bookings can be made at the clubhouse on Saturday mornings. Any enquiries contact Dave Lee 086-1921046. Book early as places are limited.U-8 players of the week Jake Moore and Fola McGinley. U-10 Daithi Peto and Erin Mullen. Lotto results Monday 29th FebNo jackpot winner. €50 winner Declan and Sadie Carey. No’s 8,13,19,24. Next weeks jackpot €5,600.Many thanks for your continued support and donations.MOVILLE TO HOST THREE-DAY GAA EASTER CAMP was last modified: March 7th, 2016 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:GAAmovilleSportlast_img read more

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POSTER BOY LARKIN DENIES HE HAS DONE A U-TURN ON ELECTION

first_imgOutgoing County Councillor Dessie Larkin has denied he has done a u-turn and is standing for election again.Donegal Daily has received a number of calls about Cllr Larkin’s situation after a massive poster appeared on his behalf in Letterkenny. The billboard poster is situated outside of the LYIT on the Port Road.However, when contacted the Fianna Fail town and county councilor said he knew nothing about the billboard.“I can tell you know that I haven’t changed my mind. I certainly won’t be running in this election.“I haven’t even heard about the poster yet. I’m not sure if it’s a practical joke or whatever but this is the first I have heard of it. “I am not standing for election and I will be arranging to have the billboard taken away,” he said.The billboard features a picture of Cllr Larkin asking people for their vote and also his party’s logo. POSTER BOY LARKIN DENIES HE HAS DONE A U-TURN ON ELECTION was last modified: May 8th, 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:Dessie LarkinHome-page NewsPoliticsPosterlast_img read more

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INVESTIGATION INTO DONEGAL MAN’S €1MILLION REDUNDANCY PAY-OUT

first_imgA successful Donegal man who rose to the top of the BBC is at the centre of a political controversy after it was revealed he received an astonishing €1Million redundancy payment.MPs in London say they will investigate how Donegal native Patrick Loughrey left the BBC with a cool Stg£866,000 package.The broadcaster’s former director general Mark Thompson will be grilled in the House of Commons next week about the huge payout to Mr Loughrey and other retiring executives. The Irish Post reports that Mr Loughrey was given an £866,000 redundancy settlement by the corporation, including 12 months’ pay ‘in lieu of notice’ despite claims he agreed his leaving date 14 months previously and worked out his notice.The Public Accounts Committee says Mr Thompson “is likely to be questioned about the significant severance packages that he approved while in office”.Mr Loughrey is referred to as “Case study 1” in a repoort and was the BBC’s Director of Nations and Regions before departing in 2009.He says his severance payments were “made in fulfilment of longstanding entitlements” and “approved at the highest level”. The National Audit Office report states that the £300,000 Mr Loughrey was given in lieu of notice as one part of his settlement was “inconsistent” with BBC policy and criticised Mr Thompson for approving it.“This case provides an example of a departing senior manager receiving their maximum pay in lieu of notice (£300,000), despite the fact that they worked their notice,” it added.Mr Loughrey, who is now the Warden of London’s Goldsmiths University, secured a further £300,000 in redundancy payment and £266,288 “pension augmentation” as part of his “early retirement”.Mr Loughrey declined to respond to The Irish Post and instead re-issued an earlier statement.“As you will be aware from the National Audit Office Report, certain staff names were anonymised by the BBC in order to comply with data protection law,” it stated. “You will also know from the report that there are clauses in their employment contracts which prohibit those individuals from disclosing details about their severance payments.“Given this, I consider I am unable to respond to the specific questions you have raised.“I would however like to make clear that any severance payments I received when I left the BBC after many years’ service were made in fulfilment of longstanding contractual entitlements and approved at the highest level.”INVESTIGATION INTO DONEGAL MAN’S €1MILLION REDUNDANCY PAY-OUT was last modified: August 30th, 2013 by John2Share 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:INVESTIGATION INTO DONEGAL MAN’S €1MILLION REDUNDANCY PAY-OUTlast_img read more

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HEARTBREAKING SCENES AS FUN-LOVING MUM SIOBHAN IS LAID TO REST

first_imgThere were heartbreaking scenes at the funeral of the “fun-loving” young mother killed in last weekend’s horrific road crash in Co. Donegal.Siobhan Hutcheon (38) died instantly when the Volkswagen car she was driving was in collision with a bus in the townland of Ardee near Newtowncunningham on the main Derry to Letterkenny road on Saturday afternoon last.Her three children, who were in the car, were injured. They were all taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry from where one of them, Jake, was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where he remains in a serious but stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery for internal injuries.The two other children, Callum and Ben, were comforted by their father, Warren, Siobhan’s (nee Coyle) parents Paddy and Barbara and her brother Kevin and sisters Claire and Fiona at her funeral which was attended by almost 2,000 mourners.Speaking during Requiem Mass, Fr John Farren, Muff parish priest, told the packed Sacred Heart Church and the hundreds outside, Siobhan was a “committed” and “fun loving” wife and mother whose life had ended “too soon.”Fr Farren said the loss of Siobhan at such a young age was a devastating, heartbreaking and shattering blow for her husband, children, parents, siblings and extended family. He added: “Death is so unfair, so uncaring, so cruel. It is blind to the energetic, lively, fun-loving Siobhan that they knew and loved.”Fr Farren told how Siobhan, who attended Greenhaw Primary School and St Mary’s Secondary School in Derry, at the age of 15, met and “fell in love” with Warren who she eventually married.Recalling her 20 years working in O’Donnell’s Chemist, now Lloyds, on Derry’s Strand Road, Fr Farren said: “She was a valued member of staff with a great work ethic, always helpful, always cheerful, always compassionate.“She had the gift of making people feel special.”Fr Farren added: “She had a warm and fun loving nature. She was loved by all her family and friends. “Siobhan was a great person to be around, particularly if you were down or in trouble.”Fr Farren concluded: “If Siobhan were here today, she would say to Warren, the boys, Barbara and Paddy, Claire, Fiona and Kevin: ‘Remember, when you are walking down the street and you have got me on your mind,  I am walking in your footsteps just half a step behind. And when it comes for you to go from your body, remember, you are not going, you are just coming home.”Earlier, around 500 mourners, many carrying yellow roses, accompanied Siobhan’s remains from the family home in nearby Ardmore Manor, where she and Warren had lived for the past 12 years, having moved from Glenowen Park in Derry.Among the concelebrants of the Requiem Mass was Fr Frank McLaughlin, her grand-uncle. Siobhan was laid to rest immediately afterwards in Derry City Cemetery.HEARTBREAKING SCENES AS FUN-LOVING MUM SIOBHAN IS LAID TO REST was last modified: May 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:crashDerrydonegalfuneralletterkennymuffSiobhan Hutcheonlast_img read more

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Mayor launches ambitious plan to create up to 400 jobs in Donegal

first_imgThe Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Gerry McMonagle, has said he believes ambitious plans by Local Enterprise Office Donegal to help create 400 new jobs in the county between now and 2020, will receive widespread backing from the council.His comments came yesterday when the Cathaoirleach formally launched the Local Enterprise Office Development Plan 2017-2020 in the Public Services Centre in Letterkenny.“As Cathaoirleach of the council I’m sure my fellow councillors will agree it is important for Donegal to have a strong and sustainable economy with a focus on employment creation and on accessing external markets. I am therefore in no doubt that all council members will be only too glad to fully support the Local Enterprise Office as it seeks to execute the aims and aspirations of the plan over the coming years.”At Tuesday’s launch, Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney said that the vision in the plan is to make Donegal an attractive and competitive location for setting up and doing business, thereby creating a sustainable economy with a strong focus on employment and international markets.“To achieve this vision, the mission for the Local Enterprise Office is to provide high quality supports and services that promotes entrepreneurship, fosters start-ups and drives the development of businesses and our local economy,” he said.The Head of Enterprise went on to describe the actions, targets, outcomes and outputs of the plan as “ambitious yet achievable.” “The Local Enterprise Office working in particular with local businesses and stakeholders can achieve many, if not all of these, but that will only enable us move a small way towards achieving the vision.”He pointed to the need for ‘collective engagement’ as: “a vital ingredient in making the delivery of the aims and objectives of the plan a reality.”Meanwhile, describing the plan as ‘forward-thinking’ Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive, Seamus Neely, said it demonstrates the increasingly important role the Local Enterprise Office will play in the direction and delivery of economic development in the county.“The plan looks ahead towards potential challenges, and by doing so affords the Local Enterprise Office the opportunity to formulate strategies to assist local businesses in the county address these challenges.”However he added that more importantly, the plan identifies opportunities for Donegal. “It not only pinpoints key areas for enterprise opportunity, but also outlines that cross-agency co-operation is the key towards driving enterprise creation in these sectors.The co-operation and support of the other enterprise agencies and the integrated support of the wider Donegal County Council, will play a vital role in helping it foster and develop the spirit of entrepreneurship that is the backbone of the economy in the county,” he said.Tuesday’s launch had also heard from successful local business Kinnegar Brewing, with Rick LeVert in attendance to tell the Kinnegar story and how they availed of a range of Local Enterprise Office supports and services as the business grew and developed.The Mayor described the Kinnegar success story as just one example of how help from the Local Enterprise Office can help business grow and proper in the county. “Judging on it’s track record of excellence I have no doubt that the Local Enterprise Office will continue to work with local businesses, key stakeholders and enterprise support organisations to make Donegal an attractive and competitive location for setting up and doing business,” he concluded.To find out more about the range of supports and services on offer to small businesses at the Local Enterprise Office log on to the website localenterprise.ie/Donegal or contact the office on 0749160735Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.Mayor launches ambitious plan to create up to 400 jobs in Donegal was last modified: November 10th, 2017 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:donegalEnterprisejobsLEOplanlast_img read more

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