Moville set to host award-winning Sligo Global Kitchen this weekend

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first_imgMoville Community College will play host to a unique and exciting community event when the award-winning  Sligo Global Kitchen travels to the town to provide an open buffet feast from 3pm to 5pm.Featuring delicacies from around the world, the lively programme of entertainment will provide music from Africa and Inishowen.Sligo Global Kitchen – which won a prestigious Irish Food Writers Guild award in 2018 for its communal monthly meals at The Model art gallery in Sligo town – is an initiative that brings together people who are living in Globe House direct provision centre to prepare and serve dishes from their own cultures and traditions to share with the whole community. Head Chef Mabel Chah expressed her delight at the partnership with Moville Community College, the Department of Justice, Fáilte Inishowen and Inishowen Together that has come together to “bring the feast to the neighbours” in Moville.“This will be a day of food, fun, laughter and connections,” said Mabel. “We are really excited to be presenting an adventurous and colourful menu from Guatemala, Syria and France; and from Western, Northern and Southern Africa. Everyone is welcome and it promises to be a great occasion.”Among those cooking on the day will be Carndonagh’s finest Syrian chefs, Feras and Asmaa. Mabel herself will be sharing typical Cameroonian cuisine – and joining local Inishowen musicians Ruth McCartney and Siobhan Sheils in a world music performance that promises to be a magical addition to the day.Musician and organiser on the day with Inishowen Together, Siobhan Shiels said: “I am overjoyed at the prospect of the event and sharing in some delicious food, while meeting with people from around the world all under one roof.” She added: “The preparations are well under way. Moville Community College has been amazing especially Colleen Cooney, the home economics teacher in the school. They have thought of everything – and it’s amazing to see the students stepping up as volunteers to help out with running the event. I’m really looking forward to performing songs from around the world with Mabel and Ruth McCartney, too.”Tracy Cullen of Fáilte Inishowen, and Independent candidate in the local council election in North Inishowen, spoke of her excitement about the event: “I’m so glad to be part of this celebration of food and community here in Moville – it will be all about breaking down barriers and learning from the Sligo direct provision residents how we can be good neighbours to the people who will be arriving to live in Caiseal Mara in the coming months.“I’m really looking forward to volunteering on the day – and to tasting new and delicious dishes. This will be a lovely event for families to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon.”Inishowen Together volunteer and Independent candidate for South Inishowen, Sinéad Stewart said: “This is a great initiative to be part of.“Inishowen is a welcoming place and we need to really build that spirit in the wake of last year’s unrepresentative acts of fear and violence. “Sunday will be an opportunity for people to come together and experience that we’re all just people – and that people living in direct provision have a lot to offer our society and community, including some absolutely amazing food and beautiful music on this occasion!”Donations are accepted at the event in Moville Community College tomorrow afternoon.Everyone is welcome to join the feast.Moville set to host award-winning Sligo Global Kitchen this weekend was last modified: April 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more


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first_imgVineyards in the Durbanville Wine Valleyin the Western Cape, with Table Mountainin the distance. South Africa’s wineexports rose 32% in volume and 42% invalue from 2007, to 45.2-million casesvalued at $780-million (R6.1-billion).(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa is one of five wine-producing countries to join forces to form the New World Wine Alliance. The alliance plans to challenge European Union (EU) rivals under this banner. Europe is currently the world’s largest wine producer and exporter.So-called New World wines are produced outside the traditional European wine-cultivation areas in countries such as South Africa, Argentina, Chile, the US, New Zealand, Mexico, and Australia, which is the current market leader in the UK.The new alliance includes South Africa, New Zealand, California, Chile and Argentina – all of which will use their partnership as a marketing tool to further penetrate the global wine market and see off competition from European countries.This does not negate the fact that the five countries are still competitors in the market, but an alliance spokesperson said that all members will ultimately gain by sharing experience and best practice.“We have already benefited from each other enormously by exchanging viticultural and cellar research as well as innovations in packaging, marketing and logistics,” said the spokesperson.Official launchThe group will be officially launched at the next Prowein international wine and spirits trade fair, taking place over three days in Düsseldorf, Germany, in March 2010. In a world first, they will also exhibit their wines there as a joint force.The annual wine showcase, one of the most important trade shows on the wine calendar, attracted around 3 000 exhibitors in 2009, along with about 35 000 delegates and visitors from some 50 countries. Press coverage was extensive, making Prowein the ideal platform to launch the new wine alliance.Not only will the partners be exhibiting at the same pavilion, but together they will hold talks, seminars, presentations and workshops with relevant experts in the field.The pavilion’s theme, Down to Earth, suggests the main issues to be covered: sustainable wine production, management of scarce natural resources, management of climate change, cool-climate viticulture, organic wines, as well as market-related topics such as branding, building consumption sales, and icon wines, or wines of exceptional quality.Eastern focusAustralia has not joined the alliance because it has shifted its focus to the East. China is the world’s biggest single wine market in terms of population, as it is for beer, and the demand there for wine is growing. It is also the world’s sixth-largest wine producer.A 2008 report issued by China Wines Information predicts that wine imports into China will top US$870-million (R6.8-billion) by 2017 – a five-fold increase from the 2007 figure of $184-million (R1.4-billion).Challenging the EUMeanwhile, the New World Alliance will stand together as a unit to rattle EU winemakers. In 2006 the EU proposed a shake-up of its wine sector, prompted by growing competition from the New World, dwindling wine consumption in the region, and a fear that imports would eventually outstrip exports.New regulations were adopted by the EU Council of Ministers in April 2008, and are set to revamp the way the EU wine market is managed. The main focus areas are the reduction of the large quantity of unsold wine, which a few years ago was the equivalent of an entire year’s production, and the productive reallocation of funds to boost the competitiveness of European wines.For instance, the EU plans to stop paying producers for surplus cheap table wine and will instead divert this large slice of the EU wine budget into producing and marketing quality wines.Steady growthThe five partners of the alliance have all seen recent growth in exports despite the world-wide recession, and will continue to focus their efforts on the promotion of the New World as a source of top-quality wines and oenological innovation.In the period 2007 to 2008 all alliance members reported healthy export figures. South Africa’s exports rose 32% in volume and 42% in value from 2007, to 45.2-million cases valued at $780-million (R6.1-billion).Elsewhere in the southern hemisphere, Argentina’s 23.8-million cases exported were an increase of 14% in volume and 28% in value from 2007, and Chile’s exports rose 10% in value but decreased 3% in volume. Nonetheless, the 65.4-million cases were worth $1.4-billion (R11-billion).New Zealand saw 10.9-million cases leaving the country, an increase of 19%. The Antipodean country is famed particularly for its Sauvignon Blanc, and in June 2009 the country’s Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc became the top seller of its kind in the US.Exports from the US, of which 90% came from California, totalled 55-million cases worth $1-billion (R7.8-billion), an increase of 8% in volume and 6% in value.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articlesWine on the wild side Wine exports break new recordsSA wine a US presidential hit Useful linksWines of South AfricaWines of ChileWines of ArgentinaNew Zealand wineCalifornia Wine InstituteEuropean UnionNew-World WinemakerProweinlast_img read more


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first_imgRelated Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#business applications#customer survey#forrester research#fusion#Oracle#peoplesoft#siebel#Software IT + Project Management: A Love Affair antone gonsalves Image courtesy of drserg/Shutterstock. Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison seldom shies away from a fight, so it’s no surprise his company came out swinging over an unfavorable Forrester Research report.Forrester certainly struck a nerve when it released a survey on Wednesday that found a majority of customers using Oracle’s e-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and Siebel business applications had no interest in switching to the company’s next-generation Fusion Applications. Those laggards are complicating Oracle’s efforts to reverse a slowdown in application revenue, Forrester said.Oracle’s ResponseIn a three-page counterattack, Oracle tore into the market-research firm. “This is a speculative note based on misconceptions and wrong hypotheses,” the company thundered.(See also “Why Oracle Fusion Doesn’t Excite Customers“)Despite Oracle’s ostensible outrage, its counterattack is unconvincing. The company claims Forrester did not talk to enough of its customers to back its claims, as if the firm was doing a random survey of all of Oracle’s customers.Forrester never said it was doing that kind of survey. Instead, the respondents came from 180 of the firm’s contacts that were responsible for choosing IT products and had knowledge of Oracle applications. “While nonrandom, the survey is still a valuable tool for understanding where users are today and where the industry is headed,” the report says.Commonsense would tell you that there are more reasons for Oracle customers to stay with the applications they have than to move to Fusion, which has a different code base. Such an undertaking is expensive, takes a long time and draws IT staff away from other pressing projects. With the older applications still being upgraded and working just fine, why would anyone want to make a major change?(See the full text of its rebuttal below.)The most damaging part of the survey was Forrester’s finding that 65% of customers using the older business applications had no plans to switch to Fusion. Another 24% were on the fence.Oracle complained that the survey only covered U.S. and European customers. Likewise, it noted that more than 40% of the respondents were in manufacturing, government, education and healthcare – industries it claims aren’t representative of Oracle’s overall customer base. For instance, Oracle cited an IDC report noting that Fusion doesn’t yet fully support manufacturing operations, implying that manufacturers might reasonably be less than interested in making the switch to immature applications.Ellison and company also moaned that many questions were phrased in a “negative way,” as if that somehow disqualified the responses. Such questions included “What do you dislike most about your firm’s most important Oracle applications?” and “Why doesn’t your firm plan to use Oracle Fusion Applications?”Who Do You Believe?The report also claimed that Oracle has no clear strategy for migrating customers to Fusion. The company disagreed, saying it has always told customers they could adopt pieces of the product portfolio at their own pace and that everything – old and new – would work together.Forrester also said that customers staying with the older applications were missing out on innovation. Again Oracle cried foul, saying that at Oracle OpenWorld last year, the company discussed future releases for E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft, as well as roadmaps for all its applications. Examples of innovation include iPad certification in PeopleSoft and new mobile capabilities in Siebel, Oracle said.Despite Oracle’s protestations, Forrester is not budging. “We stand by the report,” spokesman Phil LeClare said. So, readers will have to decide whom they believe. Personally, given Oracle’s recent lack of truth in advertising and its tendency to pretend to have cloud technology when it doesn’t, I’ll lean toward Forrester.Here’s the full Oracle rebuttal: 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more


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first_imgBy his sheer grit and determination, a poor teenage boy from a remote village in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan has won laurels by getting prizes and awards, thanks to his teachers’ guidance and an educational quality support programme honing his skills.High scoresFifteen-year-old Dharma Ram has excelled in both academics and extra-curricular activities, winning prizes in athletics, kabaddi and inter-school arts competitions, in addition to scoring high marks in his science subject. He is at present a student of Class X at the Government Senior Secondary school in Dhandhaniya Bhaila village.Financial hurdlesDharma started his education at the age of six years in his native Jati Bandhu village, when his family was struggling to make ends meet. His father was working at a stone quarry and mother was battling the last stage of cancer.During his early days in school, Dharma’s teachers sensed his thirst for knowledge and encouraged him to polish his talent. The young boy’s confidence and resolution grew with the passage of time. In addition to his keen interest in science, he emerged as an all-rounder student.Dharma lost his mother to cancer and his father quit his daily job at the mines due to failing health, while the family survived on occasional stints at the stone quarries. Despite such tough conditions, Dharma has excelled in academics and won several medals at the State-level science quiz competitions.Science teacher Dharma told The Hindu from Dhandhaniya Bhaila village that he aspires to be a science teacher. He is getting help from the Satya Bharti Quality Support Programme, which covers his school. His family comprising two brothers, a sister and father continues to face financial hurdles.Represents schoolThe young boy has recently won first prize in a State-level science exhibition organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. He was also sent to represent his school at a State-level science quiz competition, where he won the third prize and was encouraged to continue pursuing his aspirations in the field of science.School principal Lalit Kumar said Dharma, consistently a topper in his class, was preparing hard for his examinations due next month.last_img read more


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first_imgUnhappy over delay in maintenance work on National Highway-27 here, Congress MLA Bharat Singh on Sunday accused a Minister in the Gehlot government of corruption and hindering the work. Mr. Singh, who represents Sangod Assembly constituency in Kota district, has written a letter to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot alleging corruption in the State’s mining department. ‘Save govt. from corrupt’ In the letter he has requested Mr. Gehlot to save the government from the “corrupt people” to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He also referred to the Chief Minister’s budget speech in which Mr. Gehlot had said his government would work to put an end to “the flowing Ganga of corruption”. The central government wants to repair the highway stretch but the State mining department is raising obstacles, the letter said. He alleged that funds worth ₹208.54 crore have been sanctioned for maintenance work on NH-27, but an assistant engineer of the mining department in Baran is apparently raising hurdles on the directions of the Minister and not issuing the requisite permission letter to the contractor for the maintenance work. “What honesty is there in a department where its head is already corrupt“?, he said in the letter without naming the Minister. The MLA further said in the letter that the contractor himself has narrated his ordeal to him.Mining Minister Notably, Pramod Jain Bhaya, the MLA from Anta area of Baran district is the Mining Minister. Speaking to PTI on Sunday, Mr. Singh said, “The amount has been sanctioned and the work will begin but hindrance is being caused by the Minister who should be expediting the work,” he said. He said Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has responded positively to the work but the ground reality was “very unfortunate”.last_img read more


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first_imgEngland cricket coach Andy Flower wants his Ashes victors to refocus for the fifth Test in Sydney and finish the tour on a winning note, and not to believe that his team can’t accomplish more.Speaking a day after England completed an innings and 157-run win in the fourth Test to ensure it holds the Ashes, Flower said on Thursday that “it’s far too early to feel satisfied.”England lead the series 2-1, marking the first time since the 1986-87 season that they have retained the Ashes in Australia. The fifth Test begins Monday.Flower said the celebrations in the Melbourne Cricket Ground changerooms on Wednesday were memorable and noted some players were “conspicuous by their absence” for breakfast on Thursday morning at the team hotel.”But we also will realize there’s a lot of cricket ahead on this tour and there’s a lot of cricket left to be played in this fifth test,” Flower said. “We came out here to win the series and we’ll be doing everything we can to do that.”He said the Ashes was one step in a long-term ambition of winning the limited-overs World Cup beginning in February and becoming the world’s No. 1 Test team.”There are a lot of things out there for us to aim for,” Flower said.The team had the day off on Thursday after wrapping up the Melbourne Test in four days.”They can enjoy each other’s success and each other’s company for a little period of time in the sanctuary of the dressing room and the families joined us for a short time,” Flower said.advertisement”I know the guys enjoyed having their loved ones around them, too, to share it with. We celebrated yesterday and it’s time to move on now.”last_img read more