Unique event to recall memories of famous Carndonagh Motor Company

first_imgDo you have memories of the Carndonagh Motor Company? The Men’s Shed in Carndonagh are hosting an event this Friday evening November 22nd at 7.00pm in their premises at the Old Co-op, Moville Rd., to commemorate this famous company.Patrick Mc Caroll from the Men’s Shed in Carndonagh is helping organise this event. He said “This event is an excellent opportunity for anyone who worked at Carndonagh Motor Company themselves or those who have relatives or friends who worked there, to come along and meet others, remember fondly and hear stories about this once booming business.“It is hoped that there will be a number of cars and tractors from the era on display as well as a record of car sales, photos, brochures, flyers and we hope – a lot of story telling.“We are also asking anyone who has any records or memorabilia to come along and share these with those in attendance. Relatives of the original owners will also be there on the night.“Please come along – young and old and find out more about Carndonagh Motor Company at this special event.” Unique event to recall memories of famous Carndonagh Motor Company was last modified: November 19th, 2019 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:Carndonagh Motor CompanydonegalMen’s Shedlast_img read more

49ers 37, Packers 8: Studs and duds as defense wrecks Aaron Rodgers

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SANTA CLARA — The NFL’s grand stage of “Sunday Night Football” returned to Levi’s Stadium for the first time since its 2014 unveiling, and, this time, the 49ers absolutely starred in a much-deserving spotlight.When their defense wasn’t dominating Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a 37-8 rout, the 49ers offense was strutting its stuff, and none prettier than Jimmy Garoppolo’s 61-yard touchdown pass that …last_img read more

2010 to give SA a $2.5bn boost

first_imgCape Town International Airportundergoing refurbishment to allow for theexpected influx of visitors for the 2010Fifa World Cup. South Africa is alreadyenjoying the benefits of largeinfrastructure projects that wouldn’t havegone ahead if it weren’t for thetournament.(Image: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Wilma den HartighThe 2010 Fifa World Cup is to inject an additional R21.3-billion (US$2.52-billion) into South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to research by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.Of the projected growth, R12.7-billion ($1.5-billion) is attributed to direct investment and tourist spend will contribute the remaining R9.5-billion ($1.13-billion).But Dr Azar Jammine, Econometrix chief economist, expects GDP growth to be even higher. “It is an underestimate because capital inflow will be much more substantial,” he said. “The current estimate only amounts to 0.8% of the GDP.”The 2009 Fifa Confederations and 2010 World Cup couldn’t come at a better time for South Africa. “Given the economic crisis, South Africa would have been in a very different position without these events,” he said.The country is already enjoying the benefits of large infrastructure projects that wouldn’t have gone ahead if it weren’t for the Fifa World Cup. Besides Fifa events, the Indian Premier League cricket tournament and the British and Irish Lions rugby tour will also generate substantial revenue for the country.The latest foreign tourism figures show negative growth, but Jammine is confident that this situation is only temporary. “Tourism will pick up again with people coming to South Africa for the events.”Customer serviceThe completion of major infrastructure developments in time for the Fifa World Cup has been under the spotlight for months. But according to Accenture SA, organisations shouldn’t neglect the importance of customer service throughout the event.Accenture has taken an extensive look at the effects that the Fifa World Cup will have on customer experience. “The aim of the event should not only be to get people to come to South Africa, but to encourage them to return,” said Nikki Tyrer, head of  customer relations management at Accenture SA.Tyrer pointed out that customer service will be a key differentiator during the World Cup. “We must position the country to maximise the benefits of the event beyond the actual tournament. Tourists only have a few weeks here, but the event is a phenomenal marketing opportunity for the country.”The financial services sector, health, safety and retail will be under pressure with the influx of visitors to the country. It is estimated that the World Cup tournament will bring approximately 3-million tourists to South African shores, from across Africa and the rest of the world.“These potential customers all have expectations in terms of customer service. Additional value added services will go a long way in meeting these expectations,” she said.The retail sector will benefit greatly, with an international tourist expected to spend some R1 400 ($166) daily, while domestic visitors will spend about R750 ($89) daily. Thousands of tourists will be visiting shopping malls across the country, and Tyrer believes that retailers have to ensure that visitors have a positive experience of South Africa.The most critical aspect is communication, she says. Organisations can enhance the customer’s experience by ensuring that foreign and local customers are catered for in their own languages.One of the areas in need of attention is banking automatic teller machines (ATMs). She said although South Africa has a good ATM network, the supply chain relies on historic usage patterns. This is problematic, as more people will be making use of ATM facilities throughout the World Cup.“This means ATMs will run out of money more quickly and we have to find ways around this,” she said.  The shoe and clothing retail sector will also have to make provision for tourists requesting information on sizing differences.She emphasised that South Africa does have pockets of excellence as far as service is concerned. However, to ensure that the event has long-term benefits, operators and service providers need to develop and implement marketing, sales and service strategies that meet the needs of a diverse consumer base.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articlesWill 2010 prevent a South African jobs bloodbath? No swine flu threat to Confed Cup No power cuts in 2010 Uefa praises SA’s 2010 readiness Cracking down on 2010 crime Useful linksDepartment of Environmental Affairs and TourismSouth African TourismAccenture South AfricaEconometrixFifaSouth Africa 2010last_img read more

Walking across Africa to help children

first_imgYoung Chaeli Mycroft (centre) meets theChaeli Campaign’s first Zimbabweanwheelchair recipient and her family.(Image: Chaeli Campaign)Craig Sieben with Chaeli Mycroft (front),her mother Zelda (right), Sonja Kruse, theUbuntu Girl (left) and Tithiya Sharma ofthe 100 Heroes Project.(Image: Walk4Wheels)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tracy GreenChaeli Campaign+ 27 86 124 2354RELATED ARTICLES• SA off to wheelchair tennis champs• Hiking across SA to find ubuntu• SA comics team up for charity• Bikers gear up for Toy Run 2010Mark ReidIn September 2011, local hockey coach Craig Sieben will embark on an epic journey of goodwill and discovery across Africa. He’ll pass through 15 countries on his way to Port Said, Egypt, relying solely on people’s generosity to get there.Sieben plans to walk some 15 000km along the continent’s eastern side – starting in Cape Town and progressing through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan, before arriving in Egypt.During his 222-day Walk4Wheels adventure, Sieben will be on a mission to significantly change the lives of one disabled child for every day of travel, by promoting the needs of the differently-abled in each country. He’ll achieve this with workshops, by distributing educational material and through coverage in the local media.Walk4Wheels will also seek to raise funds to provide the 222 children with the aids and devices they need, and their families and communities with knowledge.Originally planned as a solo trip, Walk4Wheels has now hooked up with the Chaeli Campaign, a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation. The Chaeli Campaign was started in 2004 by five girls between the ages of six and 12 to raise money for a motorised wheelchair for Chaeli Mycroft, who was born with cerebral palsy.The big-hearted group – young Chaeli, her sister, and three close friends – raised the R20 000 (US$2 950) needed in just a few weeks. Inspired by their success, they decided to take their campaign further, because there were others who needed help.Since then, they’ve changed the lives of hundreds of children, and got the beneficiaries’ families, friends, classmates and communities involved too. The organisation also provides occupational and speech therapy, and physiotherapy.The girls now comprise the junior committee of the Chaeli Campaign.Among other accolades, Chaeli was named the youngest-ever finalist in the Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year 2005 programme – she was just 10 at the time. In 2007 the Chaeli Campaign won the title of Nation-builder of the Year at the annual Proudly South African Homegrown awards.Paying it forwardThe 27-year-old Sieben describes himself as a “hockey coach, entrepreneur, educator, someone searching for more, and a way to pay it forward.”He adds that as a child, his parents encouraged him to make things happen, rather than rely on others. They also instilled in him a sense of appreciation and gratitude, although the family was not wealthy.“I love South Africa, and am proud be African. Although I have travelled throughout South Africa and abroad, I have never had the opportunity to experience the wonder of travelling through the rest of Africa.”This motivated him to start planning an expedition across the continent, but it wasn’t long before he realised that it would be more meaningful if his adventure could help others.After hearing from Chaeli Campaign CEO Zelda Mycroft that the average life expectancy of a disabled person in Africa is 18 years old, it became clear that partnering with the Chaeli Campaign would add value and meaning to the initiative, and Walk4Wheels was born.Walk4Wheels aims to eradicate the stigma associated with disability that still prevails in much of Africa, and educate communities about the needs and capabilities of disabled children. It will also help to spread the work of the Chaeli Campaign’s network further into Africa.Those interested can get involved in various ways, from individuals sponsoring a day’s activities for R222 ($33), corporate sponsors helping to buy assistive devices, or families willing to give a weary traveller a bed for the night.Details can be found on Walk4Wheels’ blog or on the Walk4Wheels Givengain site.Follow Sieben’s progress on Twitter and on Facebook.last_img read more