Top new beer garden and pizza-burger bar opening at The Traveller’s Inn, Milford

first_imgThis weekend, The Traveller’s Inn, Milford will officially open its newly revamped Beer Garden with a state-of-the-art Pizza and Burger Bar. The Beer Garden Launch Party takes place this Saturday, 6th July from 8pm and all are welcome to come along and enjoy live music and complimentary stone-baked pizza slices. The Traveller’s Inn, Milford will officially launch its new Beer Garden this Saturday 6th July from 8pm and all are welcome. The new beer garden includes a Pizza and Burger Bar which will open daily from 4 – 9pm during the summer season.As well as a fully stocked outdoor bar with draft Rockshore and Orchard Thieves, the new Beer Garden will be open daily from 4 – 9pm so customers can enjoy the long summer evenings with delicious pizzas, burgers and light bites. Owner of The Traveller’s Inn, Michael McBride says he’s delighted with the finished beer garden:“We’re always looking for new ways to improve our overall experience for our customers and each year we try to add something new. Late last year we started our stone-baked pizzas which are going down a treat and we also started doing full Irish breakfasts, which are very popular for lunch time throughout the weekend.“Our beer garden has always been a sun trap in the evenings, so this renovation was something we’ve wanted to do for a few years, and we’re delighted with the finished version.“It’s ideal for people who would like to wind down after work in a casual environment and it’s perfect for families to stop in with their kids and enjoy a tasty burger or stone-baked pizza in the cosy outdoor setting.” The Traveller’s Inn Milford is open daily for food from 12 – 9pm and was recently certified by The Food Coast, Donegal’s Good Food Initiative. The cosy pub and restaurant is famous for its Sunday Lunch roast dinners. Pictured is owner Michael McBride.Michael added: “Our restaurant will remain open daily for the summer season from 12 – 9pm with our full menu available for sit-in and take-away. We’ve also got a busy summer schedule starting from Monday 8th July and we’ve already had requests from people looking to book pizza parties for birthdays and wedding after-party celebrations!”The jam-packed summer schedule kicks off this Monday, 8th July and customers can enjoy Monday nights with Pizza and ‘Prinks’ in the outdoor bar from 9pm ‘til 11pm and can get great value with the Thursday Steak Night Special. For just €16.95, steak lovers can enjoy a 12 oz sirloin steak served with creamed mash, chips and all the trimmings.Every weekend, the centrally located pub and restaurant has live music in the lounge and winner takes all runs every Saturday and Sunday night.The Milford venue is also famous for its weekly traditional Irish music sessions which run every Wednesday at 9.30pm and are so popular that they’ll run every Wednesday and Friday for the summer season. The trad sessions are open to everyone and new musicians and singers are welcome to join in.Michael McBride of The Traveller’s Inn along with his daughter’s Aoibheann and Aíne McBride and staff member Darren Greene.Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and Mulroy Drive, The Traveller’s Inn is the perfect pit-stop to refuel after a busy day exploring the best of Donegal. For more information on The Traveller’s Inn or to make a reservation, contact Michael and the team on 074 91 63499 or follow them on Facebook @michaeltraveller.Traveller’s Inn PubTop new beer garden and pizza-burger bar opening at The Traveller’s Inn, Milford was last modified: July 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:beer gardenEntertainmentfoodlaunch partyMilfordpizza barThe Traveller’s InnWhat’s on?last_img read more

MTN tops Brand Finance South Africa 50

first_imgSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “It is therefore not surprising that MTN, with over 100m customers across Africa is again the leading African brand that embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of great South African brands.” “It is a truly South African brand but also a truly African brand and in that respect it is no surprise that MTN is such a loved and valued brand,” Schmitz said. MTN has topped the list as the Most Valuable South African Brand with a global value of R43.3-billion and is also the only South African brand in the Brand Finance Global 500, the definitive guide to the world’s Top 500 brands. As the European financial crisis continues, South Africa has proven itself an example of a stable financial environment proving once more that businesses should turn towards the African markets for examples of how best to thrive in difficult economic conditions. MTN continues to expand both their presence and their brand across the African continent and now with a firm footing in the Middle East the Telecommunications giant is a brand that South Africa can be proud of. Brand Finance South Africa has measured the financial value of the 50 most valuable brands from South African companies that operate both within and outside South Africa. 25 May 2012 South African banks have also had a successful year in 2012 with Standard Bank ranked as the Most Valuable Banking Brand. Banks make up the majority of The Top 10 with ABSA, Nedbank and First National Bank also securing high places in the South African ranking. “The results affirm South Africa’s, and indeed Africa’s, as being at the cutting edge of and setting global standards in building telecoms and financial services and brands,” said Brand Africa founder and executive chairman Thebe Iklafeng. Setting global standards Global brewer SABMiller were awarded the Brand Finance South Africa Special Award as its corporate brand as well as four product brands appeared in the Top 50 list. Brand Finance, together with Brand South Africa and Brand Africa, have launched Brand Finance South Africa 50, a study of the most valuable brands from South Africa. Vodacom and Standard Bank were found to be the second and third most valuable brands in South Africa (at R18.7-billion and R18-billion respectively), while MTN and First National Bank were found to be the “Strongest Brands”, with both having a Brand Rating of AAA-. “The uniformity of the MTN brand and its ability to transcend all eleven of South Africa’s languages, as well as the multitude of international languages across the African continent, is one reason that it has succeeded so well,” said Brand Finance South Africa MD Ollie Schmitz, at the launch of the study in Johannesburg this week.last_img read more

Cape to Cairo trade agreement to open African borders

first_imgThe new Tripartite Free Trade Agreement will open up borders between 26 African countries, stretching down the east of the continent from Libya and Egypt in the north to South Africa in the south.• Bongiwe GambuSouth Africa national media coordinatorSouthern African Development CommunityDirector: International and Media LiaisonGovernment Communications+ 27 12 314 2148+ 27 82 714 rLucille DavieTrade efficiency inside Africa is set for a major boost when three regional economic communities sign an agreement in June to establish a massively enlarged free trade area encompassing 26 countries in southern and eastern Africa – roughly half of the member states of the African Union.The Tripartite Free Trade Area or FTA will have a combined population of about 600-million people and a gross domestic product of some $1-trillion. The aim is to boost intra-regional trade, increase investment and promote the development of cross-regional infrastructure, according to the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC).The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), commonly referred to as Comesa-EAC-SADC, first mooted the agreement back in October 2008. Since then, there has been “significant progress” towards realising “this dream of opening up borders to literally half of the continent, spanning the entire southern and eastern regions of Africa – from Cape to Cairo”, reports SARDC.The chairperson of the Tripartite Task Force, Rwandan-born Dr Richard Sezibera, expects negotiations to be complete in time for the signing. “Considerable progress has been made and negotiations have intensified to ensure that we clinch the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement by June 2014,” he said at a tripartite meeting in November, in Arusha in Tanzania.The goal of a continent-wide free trade area was first set 23 years ago, with the signing of the African Economic Community Treaty in 1991. Regional trade arrangements such as the Tripartite FTA are seen as important steps towards this goal, according to SARDC. The vision of the Organisation of African Unity, formed in 1963 and now called the African Union, was always one of a united and integrated continent.Single customs unionThe FTA is being established in three phases. The preparatory phase, which included national tariffs, trade data and measures, customs procedures and simplification of customs documentation, transit procedures, non-tariff barriers, and other barriers to trade, is now complete.Phase one includes the easy movement of business people within the region, while phase two will cover trade in services and intellectual property rights, competition policy and trade development, and competitiveness. A single FTA is expected to be in place by 2016, with the three sub-regions creating a single customs union.“Removal of trade barriers such as huge export and import fees would enable countries to increase their earnings, penetrate new markets and contribute towards their national development,” said SARDC.The three regionsComesa was established in 1982 as a preferential trade area, with the aim of taking advantage of a large market to share the region’s common heritage, and to allow greater social and economic co-operation, with the objective of creating an economic community. The overall aim was to establish a common market, and in late 1993 the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa was signed, and ratified a year later.The EAC is the regional intergovernmental organisation of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. It came into being in mid-2000, ratified by the original three partners – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Rwanda and Burundi joined the community in 2007. Its vision is a “prosperous, competitive, secure, stable and politically united east Africa”. Its mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration in order to improve the quality of life of the people of east Africa through increased competitiveness, value-added production, trade and investments.The main objectives of SADC, which came about in 1980, are to achieve development, peace and security, economic growth, to alleviate poverty, enhance the standard and quality of life of the peoples of southern Africa, and support the socially disadvantaged through regional integration, based on democratic principles and equitable and sustainable development. SADC members are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The AU consists of 54 countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comores, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Republic of Arab Saharawi, Republic of the Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Parents headed to court in college admissions cheating scam

first_img Posted: March 29, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter March 29, 2019 AP AP, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsBOSTON (AP) — More than a dozen parents charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme are due in court.They are expected to make initial appearances Friday in federal court in Boston.They’re among 33 prominent parents charged in what authorities have called the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted.Authorities say the parents paid an admission consultant to rig their children’s test scores and bribe coaches at sought-after schools.Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are charged in the case but are not scheduled to appear in court until next week. They have not publicly addressed the allegations.On Thursday, former Yale University women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith became the third person to plead guilty in the case.The admissions consultant at the center of the scheme has also pleaded guilty. Parents headed to court in college admissions cheating scam Updated: 10:40 PMlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for January 10 Strangers At The Door Woman Taken Into

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, January 10, 2019:Police issued two parking citations in the MBTA parking lot on Main Street. (8:46am)Police noted a MBTA Commuter Rail train (#1639) at North Wilmington station was blocking Middlesex Avenue. (9:36am)A caller stated someone keeps ringing their doorbell, but she doesn’t want to answer. Caller states she is not expecting anyone. Police responded. Minuteman Services was at the door. Police notified the caller. (2:16pm)A Salem Street caller reported an unfamiliar female rang her doorbell several times and is now sitting in her driveway in a silver sedan. Police responded. Female was a CNA who was given the wrong address. (3:13pm)A caller stated he received threats from his former manager while he was picking up his belongings. (4:43pm)A Wilmington 39-year-old was taken into protective custody after causing a disturbance outside a home. Caller said she “had a few drinks.” (9:33pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for June 27: Stranger Enters Resident’s House; Man Denies Asking Young Girls To Follow HimIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Fictitious cases tarnish image of police HC

first_imgHigh CourtThe High Court on Monday said the filing of fictitious cases against the leaders and activists of opposition parties tarnishes the image of the police and destroys their credibility, reports UNB.A HC bench of justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and justice Md Ashraful Kamal came up with the observation during the hearing on a writ petition filed seeking investigation into ‘ghostly’ cases against the leaders of BNP and other opposition political parties.Placing the first information reports of seven cases before the court, Kamal Hossain, a counsel for the writ petitioner, said charges in all the cases are identical and obscure and things seized from different spots are also identical.Drawing court’s attention to the issue, he said, “Can you imagine that former Supreme Court Bar Association president Khandaker Mahbub Hossain has also thrown brickbats at police. The government is filing these cases out of political vengeance which is contradictory to the basic rights of the constitution.”After observing the FIRs of several cases, the court told the state counsel that Khandaker Mahbub Hossain is a lawyer. “He was accused of throwing crude bombs at police. This is ridiculous.”Mentioning that a criminal case has to be proved beyond any doubt, it said it is seen on many occasions that the incident is true but the case loses its merit due to the inclusion of political party leaders as accused.At this stage, deputy attorney general Ekramul Haq Tutul said Khandaker Mahbub Hossain is not only a lawyer but also a political leader.In reply, the court said there is nothing wrong in doing politics by a lawyer and there was a time when lawyers were more active in politics.Later, the court fixed Tuesday for passing an order after attorney general Mahbubey Alam sought time.According to the writ petition filed on 22 September, the law enforcers have filed 3,736 cases against 313,130 BNP and other political party leaders and activists from 1 September till 20 September.BNP vice-chairman Khandaker Mahbub Hossain and Nitai Roy Chowdhury and its law affairs secretary Sanaullah Miah filed the writ petition.last_img read more

Germany France voice cautious hope on Ukraine peace revival process

first_imgGerman foreign minister Heiko Maas attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany on 6 June 2018. Germany and France voiced cautious optimism Monday that Russia and Ukraine will take steps to revive the long-stalled peace process in the smouldering Ukraine war that has claimed 10,000 lives. Photo: ReutersGermany and France voiced cautious optimism Monday that Russia and Ukraine will take steps to revive the long-stalled peace process in the smouldering Ukraine war that has claimed 10,000 lives.Despite high tensions between Western powers and president Vladimir Putin’s Russia, the four foreign ministers held their first meeting since early last year to revitalise a long ignored truce agreement.After “countless ceasefire violations” in recent months, said the Berlin talks’ host, Germany’s top diplomat Heiko Maas, “it was all the more necessary that we have met again here after 16 months.”Russia and Ukraine had again formally committed to the key tenets of the 2015 Minsk agreement, brokered by Germany and France, he said.”All sides once more voiced support for a lasting ceasefire, including the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the disengagement of troops and demining, and the protection and granting of access to the OSCE Observer Mission,” he said.Russia’s Sergei Lavrov said that “of course we have not been able to solve all the problems related to the implementation of the Minsk agreements to settle the internal Ukrainian crisis, but I believe that this meeting was very useful.”‘Positive dynamic’ Lavrov said both sides had discussed a ‘road map’ for a prisoner exchange of people being held by Kiev and Moscow, reported state news agency RIA Novosti.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian also saw “a positive dynamic for what I hope will be a peaceful solution”, adding that Paris and Berlin had offered to assist in demining operations.In the long run, he said, “we are ready to work on the parameters of a possible United Nations mission for eastern Ukraine when the implementation of the Minsk agreements will allow it”.Even if the guns were to fall silent, that issue is tricky.While Moscow favours blue-helmet troops only along the frontline, Kiev would want them to also police the Ukraine-Russian border to prevent soldiers and weapons from crossing.Despite the continued bloodshed, the Ukraine conflict has been half-forgotten by the West amid other crises and its own divisions, and as France, Germany and Russia have all been caught up in their own elections over the past year.The UN Security Council last week condemned “continuous violations of the ceasefire” and “the tragic humanitarian situation” on the frontline.In a rare phone call Saturday to prepare for the meeting, Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko discussed an “exchange of people being held” by both sides.But given the deepening distrust between the West and Russia, hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough were always low.The conflict began when a 2014 popular Ukrainian uprising ousted a Kremlin-backed president in Kiev and Russia moved to annex the Crimea peninsula, backing insurgents in the former Soviet state.Brussels responded to the territorial grab with stinging economic sanctions, with Moscow retaliating in kind. ‘Severe consequences’ Since then, east-west tensions have spiralled to a new post-Cold War low.The US and European powers have accused Moscow of using hackers and propaganda to sow discord, meddle in elections and back eurosceptics and right-wing populists, as well as ramping up military posturing to threaten eastern European states.Putin, who was re-elected to a fourth term in March, has denied all the charges and argued forcefully that hostile NATO powers are seeking to demonise and weaken Russia.Moscow also accused Kiev of spreading “bizarre” fake news after Ukraine’s secret service last month staged the murder of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, claiming it did so to foil a Russian plot on his life.Heightening tensions, Putin on Thursday warned that any military “provocations” during the World Cup football tournament which Russia is hosting, would have “very severe consequences for Ukraine as a state”.Russia’s main goal is the lifting of damaging economic sanctions, a push aided by the rise of sympathetic populist parties in the EU, most recently in Italy.France and Germany agree that any sanctions relief for Russia must be conditional on advances in the Ukraine peace process.last_img read more

Africa could become The New China says Frost Sullivan

first_imgAdvertisement Africa has been identified as the continent with the potential to become the next China. Africans have embraced mobile communication technologies faster than any other parts of the world and the continent is being recognised as the next potential enabler of sustainable economic growth, driving innovation for the developing world.The Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL) Africa congress, which recently took place in Cape Town, saw over 200 high profile executives from various industry sectors gather to discuss digitisation as part of their new growth strategy and business models.Frost & Sullivan’s Senior Partner Dorman Followwill opened the day with a keynote address on “Digital Transformation – The New Strategic Imperative”, highlighting the immense amount of opportunities available to businesses operating on the continent. “Africa could become the new China, and may serve as a classic staging ground for new technologies, as we have already seen with mobile communications and mobile payment platforms,” he stated. “Rwanda with its topography of many hills, for example, may be the perfect staging ground for drones deployed for delivery of various products for companies like Amazon or DHL or Google.” – Advertisement – Wayne Houghton, Frost & Sullivan’s Director of Growth Implementation Solutions for Africa, presented the Think Tank on “Digital Transformation as a New Business Model”. Using Pokémon Go as an innovative case study example of the success of digital transformation, he stated that “The app now generates staggering revenues of up to $5.7 million per day, and the start-up cost was only around $50,000.”“In order to adapt, like Nintendo who made the business model shift from game maker to IP licensor, organisations need to evolve towards Digital DNA to instil a culture of continuous innovation, incubate the best ideas and be bold enough to cannibalise their traditional business models,” said Houghton.CEO of Wesgro, Tim Harris, engaged the audience with his talk on “Attracting and Retaining International Investments in Africa”. Harris pointed out that Cape Town has now become Africa’s largest start-up scene and that the retail, agriculture and asset management industries are leading the way in terms of innovation.The ever-popular CEO panel session, moderated by Frost & Sullivan’s Operations Director, Hendrik Malan, included senior level executives from T-Systems, the Botswana Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA), Uber, Wesgro and Symphonia. The session proved to be an interesting discussion on the visionary perspectives CEOs share around the digital revolution of Africa as a continent. South Africa was highlighted as a potential platform for innovation in Africa – for Africa, given the excellent financial infrastructure and ecosystem.“The digital revolution of Africa has great potential for the continent, but is also a source of risk and uncertainty,” said Malan. “Stakeholders across the continent need to ensure a greater degree of focus on empowering the next generation with the right skills and digital infrastructure to take advantage of these opportunities.”Other key highlights included Think Tank sessions on the Internet of Things (IoT), FinTech in Africa, Connected mobility and how digitisation is transforming the African transport and automotive industry, as well as the realistic possibility of Smart Cities in Africa.Birgitta Cederstrom, Global Commercial Director for GIL presented this year’s Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL) Africa awards to recipients: Zyda Rylands, CEO of Woolworths, who received the GIL award for Visionary Innovation; and Douglas Hoernle, Founder of Rethink Education, who received the GIL Young Entrepreneurial award for expanding the benefit of education to a number of learners across Africa.[IT News Africa]last_img read more