December 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgCllr. Jimmy Kavanagh has welcomed the introduction on a national basis of the digital voucher scheme to help Donegal businesses trade online.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghFrom the 1st of July 2014, small businesses throughout Ireland can apply to the Government for digital vouchers to help their businesses trade online.One thousand trading online vouchers will be available for qualifying businesses through the network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) between now and the end of 2014 with more on offer next year. Businesses will be able to apply for grants of up to €2500 as the Government has allocated €5 million for the rollout of the trading online voucher scheme.The Letetrkenny-based county councillor said “This scheme has been successfully piloted in Dublin City, and six months on, early research into the business outcomes are promising.”Key findings to date are:• 7 out of 10 companies said that the voucher application process has already helped them in determining how online trading would fit into their business. • 70% of companies see more customer inquiries, 55% have had more sales.• Most companies are primarily trading domestically, but export expectations have increased with business expecting to get 30% of sales from export markets within 6 months. The UK is by far the most important export market initially.• Business owners and staff are devoting more time to trading online. 60% expect to need to recruit with 12 months.“These initial indications are positive, and show that the scheme has the potential to help small businesses grow their business, widen their markets and increase their sales and profits, and in the long term hopefully increase local employment opportunities” Cllr. Kavanagh said.The Local Enterprise Offices were chosen as an ideal partner to deliver the Trading Online Voucher Scheme, as they are focussed on getting business supports directly into the communities where small businesses operate. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is a new ‘product’ for these new organisations. The voucher scheme is an initiative under the National Digital Strategy, the digital part of the economy in Ireland is growing at 16% per year – that is just over 5 times the rate of growth of the rest of the economy, so the potential for online trading is obvious.“It was also announced this week that Letterkenny will be one of 50 towns to benefit from the €450 million deal between ESB and Vodafone to provide high speed broadband over the ESB’s electricity cables, this is more good news for consumers and for the potential growth of digital opportunities in the county, it is hoped that this initiative will be rolled out in the second phase to other towns and villages in the county,” Cllr. Kavanagh concluded.ONLINE VOUCHER SCHEME A WELCOME MOVE FOR DONEGAL BUSINESSES – KAVANAGH was last modified: July 4th, 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghdonegalonline digital voucherslast_img read more

New country souvenir, Monaco, with Geocache of the Week: Chemin des pecheurs

December 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgLocation:MonacoN 43° 43.928 E 007° 25.642 SharePrint RelatedIt’s time to get stealthy. – Atomium – stealth challenge (Expo58) (GC1EG4C) – Geocache of the WeekDecember 11, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”Geocache, geocache, wherefore art thou? — Juliet’s Balcony (GC49T24) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”New country souvenir, Cuba, with Geocache of the Week: Virtual Reward – FusterlandiaAugust 21, 2019In “community” Share with your Friends:More Posted coordinates start cachers close to a 19th century prison with the most beautiful views from behind bars. Image by KleinzschachwitzerTranslating to ‘the path of the fisherman,’ the seven stages of this Multi-Cache take you on a winding trek, meandering both along and under the cliffs. The walkway includes a tunnel system with fluctuating elevations closer to sea level, revealing the rustic, historical past of the waterfront. Image by TLF78The impressive Oceanographic Museum isn’t the only treasure etched into the cliff face. Each virtual stage of the cache draws attention to nautical features, both natural and man-made. Once the required information is gathered, the final container can also be found above the rocky reefs. Sign your username on the log, then bask in the splendor of the endless sea beyond.Image by naddlypieWe know geocachers love country and regional souvenirs and we do too! We are releasing at least one new country/regional souvenir per month starting in January 2019. These new souvenirs will be featured alongside Geocaches of the Week in each region and shared on the third Wednesday of each month. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. Difficulty:1Terrain:2.5 Today, we release a new country/regional souvenir for Monaco! If you have found a geocache in Monaco, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.Poised along the stunning Côte d’Azur is the independent microstate of Monaco. As the second smallest but most densely populated country in the world, its size is comparable to New York’s Central Park. The bustling quartier of Monte Carlo, infamous annual Grand Prix, and popular oceanographic museum overlooking the French Riviera make for a coastal geocaching dream. It’s no wonder that residents (called Monacoians) live in the only country in the world to reach a Human Development Index above 1.0 (a magnificent score denoting the best quality of life). Happy residents means happy caches, leading us to this Geocache of the Week, Chemin des pecheurs! Multi-CacheGC7JZ48by poiklast_img read more

Retirement Readiness

December 12, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgFor more information, watch Retire Ready, a Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance webinar:This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on October 18, 2013 Resources:Planning for a Secure RetirementLife Expectancy Calculator Websites:Life Expectancy Calculator (Social Security Administration)The Longevity Game (Northwestern Mutual)How Long Will I Live? (Blueprint Income) By Katie Stamper, Program Assistant and Dr. Michael S. Gutter62-67-70. No, these are not last night’s lottery numbers. These numbers indicate the common ages at which people consider retiring. Having a plan can help you have the realistic lifestyle you would like to have. As part of this, is it is critical to know the misconceptions about retirement, and the importance of a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).There are several misconceptions about retirement! Have you caught yourself thinking or believing the following?You have plenty of time to start saving for retirementSaving a little won’t help muchYou won’t spend as much once you retireRetirement will last only 10 to 15 yearsYou can depend on Social Security and your pension to cover your living expensesYour family will take care of youYour pension benefits will increase with inflationYour employer’s health insurance and Medicare will cover all of your medical expensesAs a member of the military, there are several things you need to consider before retiring… Factors include:Current agePlanned retirement ageEstimated life expectancy (resources are below)Source(s) of retirement incomeAmount of income needed each yearAmount of money already savedYour comfort level in taking risksYou and your spouse’s healthEmployment optionsFinancial assetsEligibility for pension benefitsAccess to and cost of health insuranceThe list of retirement factors may seem long, but retiring is not a decision that you want to make lightly. We all work to feel financially secure in our golden years and want to reap the benefits from our professional life. Taking the time to plan for retirement can be worthwhile to your finances.Don’t fool yourself about retirement! Start saving money early and save the maximum that is allowed. Also, knowing your sources of income during retirement is beneficial. You might have more sources than you think. Sources of income could include Social Security, an employer pension plan, a personal retirement account (e.g., IRA), personal savings, and as military personnel, you have access to TSP.The TSP is a defined contribution plan for service members and federal employees. It provides an agency match for civilian workers and you can join immediately upon starting work. The TSP has very low expense ratios. For more information TSP, visit their website.If you are married, make sure your spouse is also taking advantage of any employer provided retirement plans such as a 401(k) or 403 plan. Both of these plans provide for tax-deferred savings and may also include some form of match from an employer. An employer match is free money that should not be left on the table. If his or her employer does not provide a plan, consider using a Traditional or Roth IRA. For more information on these, check out this article.Retirement doesn’t have to be a scary or confusing decision when you consider several factors, understand the misconceptions of retirement, and know your sources of income. Taking the time to plan and prepare for retirement can make the golden years more enjoyable. As a military member, you have not only worked hard but have also sacrificed—you deserve to enjoy retirement!last_img read more

Giving Yourself Compassion

December 12, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgTo listen to all mindfulness audiocasts episodes provided during the 2015 VLE go to, ‘Reflect! Keep Calm and Carry On.’ This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on November 20, 2015. We tend to strive for perfection in many aspects of our life, including in our roles of spouse, parent, friend, caregiver and colleague. However, by putting so much pressure on ourselves to excel, we often create an abundance of stress in our lives. In episode three of the MFLN Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Event (VLE) audiocast series, the narrator encourages us to let go of the pressures and need to solve others’ problems.The episode Giving Yourself Compassion shows us that it is common that thoughts and worries about those we help will follow us home after the work day is done. Giving Yourself Compassion focuses on developing feelings of goodwill, kindness and warmth towards us and others. Research shows that focusing on the positive emotions increased feelings of joy, contentment, gratitude, hope and decreased self-criticism.Download the mindfulness audiocast episode, “Giving Yourself Compassion,” to learn how you can “refuel your reserves” and learn how to send loving kindness to others in order to ease our concerns and refresh our empathy.last_img read more

Encouragement from Marc Pingris sparks Ian Sangalang’s clutch showing

November 27, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ian Sangalang leads Magnolia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Marc Pingris has been sidelined with a left knee injury for over a year, but somehow, the Magnolia forward remains an invaluable piece to his team even if he’s unable to play.In Magnolia’s must-win Game 3 of the Philippine Cup semifinals against Rain or Shine on Tuesday, Pingris turned out to be reason for his teammate Ian Sangalang’s fiery fourth quarter performance.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Marine running Boston Marathon for fallen friends crawls to finish Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 27-year-old big man, who also had 11 rebounds, actually outscored Rain or Shine in the fourth period where it scored only 11.“It was our defense and we were really focused. We refused to give up even if they had the lead,” Sangalang said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sangalang, who went scoreless in the first half, unleashed 12 of his 16 points in the final frame to lead the Hotshots’ breakaway.READ: Marc Pingris sees Ian Sangalang as his heir apparent FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I wasn’t able to do anything in the first half but I just stayed positive and it was Ping who lifted me up,” Sangalang told reporters in Filipino after an 85-74 win over the Elasto Painters at Araneta Coliseum.“I’m so thankful and appreciative how he motivated me. I guess my game tonight was really because of Ping,” he said. “He always tells me that I’ll be able to get into my game and that I should always stay positive. He motivates me all the time.”last_img read more

Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, Madhya Pradesh, is hiring head constables

November 27, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgIndo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force, Ministry of Home Affairs, Madhya Pradesh has invited applications from male Indian citizens for recruitment at the post of head constables. The interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by October 24.Post details:Total posts: 229 postsPost name: Head ConstablesEligibility criteria:Educational qualifications:The candidates applying for this post should have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having acquired an aggregate of 45 percent marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; or the candidates should have passed Class 10th from a recognized Board with two years of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) certificate in Electronics/ Electrical/ Computer from recognized Institute; or the candidates should have passed class 10th with Science (PCM). The candidates should possess three years diploma in Electronics or Communication or Instrumentation or Computer Science or Information Technology.Age limit:The candidates applying for this post should age between 18 and 25 years.Selection process:The candidates will be short listed on the basis of three phases:Phase I: Height Bar, Race, Physical Standard Test (PST), Biometric IdentificationPhase II: OMR based written test (100 marks)Phase III: Verification of original documents, detailed medical examHow to apply:In order to apply, the candidates are required to send their duly filled applications to “The Inspector General (Central) Frontier HQ, ITB Police, Plot No. 163-164 (E-8), Trilochan Nagar, PO-Trilanga Nagar, Near Shahpura, Bhopal (MP), PIN Code-462039”.Application fee:The candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 50 by means of Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS) only.last_img read more