Graduating is a family affair for mother and son!

first_imgThe Alcorn family from Dunfanaghy celebrated on the double at yesterday’s LYIT graduation ceremony – with both mother and son graduating together.Kathleen and Joshua Alcorn are both proud members of the Class of 2019 as they received their degrees on the same day.Kathleen received her Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting, while Joshua was conferred with a Bachelor of Arts in Animation. What a studious family! Congratulations Kathleen and Joshua.See more photos from the LYIT Graduations 2019 here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2019/10/26/graduation-celebrations-for-lyit-class-of-2019-picture-special/Mum Kathleen was conferred with a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting, whilst son Joshua was conferred with a BA in Animation. Photo Clive WassonGraduating is a family affair for mother and son! was last modified: October 26th, 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:lyit graduationslast_img read more

Young entrepreneurs need big business support

first_imgPolitical economist Siya Biniza emphasises the need for big business to act as mentors for young entrepreneurs.Political economist Siya Biniza believes South Africa’s youth possess great ideas that, with enough entrepreneurial verve, can be turned into thriving businesses. However, the only thing preventing them from chasing their dreams is the lack of support from big business.Speaking at a South African Competitiveness Forum research reference group held at Brand South Africa offices on Saturday, 18 August, Biniza said there is little support for young entrepreneurs in terms of finance and knowledge.Biniza, chief financial officer at Rethink Africa, a youth-led non-profit company that looks for alternative solutions to the continent’s economic challenges, said young entrepreneurs without prior business experience are not easily supported because funders are afraid of taking risks on them.Another factor impeding the growth of young businesspeople is intellectual property. Biniza said old entrants’ ideas are readily patented whereas new and young entrants are hardly considered because of the amount of money backers are risking. This occurs even though most business people know that one of the drivers of economic growth is innovation, he added. Fedusa secretary-general Dennis George says that if youth become active citizens, South Africa’s global competitiveness can be boosted. Despite Trevor Manuel’s efforts in getting youth involved with the National Development Plan (NDP), Biniza believes young men and women have not engaged with it as much as they could. “The youth need to take control of the NDP and make it ours by making leaders accountable.”Guest speaker Dennis George, secretary general of the neutral Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa), said if youth become active citizens, South Africa’s global competiveness would be boosted.According to the 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook published by Switzerland’s Institute of Management Development, South Africa’s competitiveness rose slightly in the last year, an indication that its productivity has increased. Its ranking improved from 53rd in 2013 to 52nd this year based on its economic growth.Despite increasing productivity, George said the number of jobs that have been lost in recent years has not been made up.Experience vs youthful enterpriseBiniza said successful entrepreneurs gain experience through making mistakes and learning from them. However, he said experience can hold young entrepreneurs back. “In as much as experience is important, it also inhibits creativity because the more you repeat a task, the more you get used to certain ways of doing things.”The advantage young people have, he added, is they are not “set in a way of conducting business” and have room to be creative; “We do whatever creative thing comes first.”But, he argued, entrepreneurs cannot be innovating all the time; there has to be a point where an idea becomes sustainable. This is when young entrepreneurs need experienced business people and even large corporations to be supportive.“If we are going to start talking about South Africa in 2030, it’s got to be about young people. It does not mean we are cutting big business out. Big business is very important in creating the development capacity of young entrepreneurs through their mentorship and making sure they procure from young businesses.”Biniza said big businesses may generate the most income, but they only employ 10% of the country’s population. Small- to medium-sized businesses, he said, are the backbone of the country’s economy, employing up to 90% of South Africans. In such a situation, small businesses need to access corporate funds for a cooperative form of monetary redistribution to occur.“We can measure the impact of the money you are sending off to smaller businesses,” said Biniza. “And this money can earn you returns if you create infrastructure such as social impact bonds, seed funding and venture capital frameworks. It’s about tapping into that money and having a collaborative approach to redistribution.”last_img read more

One Piece clip in hair extensions – Really good and well worth a purchase!

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If you preferred it to use down and make your very own hair glance more time would advocate you purchase two, one for better up on the head and one for lower down.So soft and seem so genuine 10/10 i. I put on human hair extensions as any other ones i have tryed tangle, but these are wonderful . So tender and search so serious ten/10 i have acquired the black and mild blonde and black and silver which are my fave .Amazing item, one of the most effective i’ve at any time experienced. Remarkable item, one of the ideal i’ve ever had and i have experienced a a ton. Also the shipping, wow purchased at 10pm friday night time and been given them 2pm saturday afternoon. My hair is fairly consider i will order yet another one, would propose 2 packs for consider hair.I straighten it on a reduced heat and it can be fantastic. Really don’t typically generate critiques but i was so amazed at the high-quality of this synthetic hair i ordered yet another 3. I use fabric softener to de tangle. 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I’d advise discovering a way to dull the shine to make it seem far more natural.Came on time properly packaged, wonderful high quality but not thick plenty of need to buy yet another one.When it to start with arrived the packaging was excellent but it seemed far too shiny and i imagined a. Do not be set off by to start with perception. When it first arrived the packaging was good but it looked also shiny and i imagined a bit bogus. It also had a robust glue-sort compact (which soon goes) i pretty much threw it out but the moment i place it on–astounding. I use it to make a silky pony tail. My hair is quick (higher than my shoulder) and wavy so i slick it again with gel and insert this. Chocolate earlier mentioned and darkish blonde under. Excellent good quality and effortless to place it on.For a longer time than envisioned but these seriously are great good quality. Even my boyfriend (who is not a fan. For a longer time than predicted but these genuinely are great top quality. Even my boyfriend (who isn’t really a supporter of me donning hair extensions) commented on how charming they seem, super speedy shipping. I’m commonly quite doubtful of getting artificial hair but these glimpse real looking although still being silky easy.These are great, i have been utilizing hair extensions for about 8. These are good, i have been employing hair extensions for about 8 years now and i have long gone from actual human hair clips in, to glue in, micro rings, synthetic 3/4 wigs and hair peices,but for synthetic hair these are pretty excellent, quite thick but not rather thick sufficient for me, i ordered two as my hair is relatively thick, when thehair get there i was happy i purchased two as the wefts are not particularly wide but even with two it wasn’t broad enough for me so i have requested two more. The ‘light’ ends are marginally distinct to. A little bit more yellow than image revealed.Longer than expected but these really are wonderful quality! Even my boyfriend (who isn’t a fan When it first arrived the packaging was good but it looked too shiny and I thought a Good quality for how cheap they areAmazing product, one of the best I’ve ever had I straighten it on a low heat and it’s great. Very soft and manageableLovely Length ☺️last_img read more

Sachin insists he’s not eyeing records

first_imgEven while standing at the door of his 100th international century, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is insisting the huge milestone would not be on his mind when India take the field against England in the first Test at Lord’s, London, on July 21.Having cracked 51 centuries in 177 Tests and 48 in 453 One-Day Internationals, Tendulkar feels rather than the records, it’s the impression that he leaves behind is more important.Sachin Tendulkar wants to enjoy batting during India tour of England. AP”I’m not thinking of records. I’m just thinking of enjoying this tour. The secret to any performance is not in chasing records. I think about, ‘What is the best way to enjoy the game, and how can I enhance that enjoyment factor?” he was quoted as saying by London’s Daily Telegraph.”If I enhance the enjoyment then, naturally, the standard of play becomes higher. To me, that is more important. If I’m playing well, things can happen. I don’t need to go around chasing them. It’s a process. You construct a solid foundation and build on it.”Tendulkar said he is keen to contribute to the team’s cause. “For me, it’s not about breaking records or creating new ones. It’s about adding value to my team. Records will be set by me; they might be broken by someone else,” he averred.”They’re not going to stay permanently. But the impression that I leave on people will last forever, I feel. The impression that I leave behind – to me that is important. If I can motivate the next young cricketers, that will be a big contribution.”advertisementIn England for the last few weeks, preparing for the four-Test series, Tendulkar said he is accustomed to the pressure.”I’m used to it. It’s the kind of lifestyle that I lead in India. It began around the age of 16, at the time I would start going out and mixing with friends. But I don’t feel suffocated. I feel extremely comfortable back home in whatever I do. That’s how my life has been, so I believe it’s normal,” he said.”I have been rewarded, and God has been kind to me. I have no complaints. I am very grateful to all the people who have appreciated and supported me over the years, and who have accepted me in the manner that I am.”Tendulkar, 38, who recently changed his hairstyle, often visits England during the summer and he now owns a flat at St John’s Wood in London.”When I spend time in England, it’s different. I get to do certain things that I wouldn’t be able to do in India: to go into the park with my children, to do whatever they want to do, whether it be a game of soccer or cricket. I enjoy the best of both. The idea is to balance life in India with life away from India, to get the best of both and to be a happy man,” he said.The former India captain once again stressed that being part of the World Cup-winning team gave him immense happiness and that retirement was not on his mind as yet.”I was extremely delighted. It was something I had always dreamt about. You start playing cricket, and one day you walk away as part of a world champion team,” he said of the triumph in April in his home city Mumbai.If the last statement gave you ideas about his retirement, Tendulkar was quick to set the record straight. “I haven’t,” he said of a decision on retirement.”I’m enjoying every moment. It has been fun. In fact, I’m looking at how to enjoy the game more and how to improve the standard of play. It’s about getting better. Nobody knows what is going to happen tomorrow. At least today I know that I want to enjoy cricket, to enjoy the moment.”last_img read more