McElhinneys are celebrating being voted the BEST Independent store in UK and Ireland by hosting a TWO day Family-Fun Weekend. The award-winning store, based in Ballybofey scooped the prestigious award at Drapers Independents Awards ceremony in London a fortnight ago.It was stunning recognition for McElhinneys, and to be voted the BEST Independent store in the UK and Ireland reiterates why it’s been regarded as one of the BEST department stores in Ireland for decades. To celebrate their hosting a two-day Family-Fun event, which will have face painters, stilt walkers and many more activities for the children to enjoy.They’re also having a whopping 20% discount on many items in-store, so it promises to be a fantastic weekend.Highland Radio DJ Lee Gooch will be in attendance and they’ll be lots of giveaways and prizes on over the two days.The Family-Fun weekend kicks-off tomorrow FRIDAY, so make sure to drop in to McElhinneys this weekend for the big party. MCELHINNEYS HOST TWO DAY FAMILY FUN WEEKEND TO CELEBRATE WINNING PRESTIGIOUS AWARD was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesMCELHINNEYSnews
The Play Your Part campaign calls on all citizens to contribute to positive change.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Barry Hiles Brand South Africa digital content manager +27 11 712 5012 RELATED ARTICLES • Play your part: make SA even better • Growing support for Play Your Part • Playing a part to clothe children • Brand SA plays its part for Mandela DayMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporter The Play Your Part campaign has extended its media reach with the launch in October 2011 of a new national and community radio-driven initiative. The aim of Play Your Part (PYP), a Brand South Africa campaign launched in June 2011, is to inspire all citizens to contribute to positive change, become involved in doing good, and care for each other and the environment around them.The radio initiative asks listeners to think of a concept that accurately and concisely describes how they feel about South Africa.“How would you describe our extraordinary country: our amazing cities, our industries, the opportunities, the challenges, the energy and the spirit that has brought us to where we are today?” asks PYP.Listeners are then encouraged to submit their ideas via text message to the number supplied by the station.Possibilities and diversityStations such as Radio Riverside (Northern Cape province), Letlhabile Community Radio (North-west province), Qwaqwa Radio (Free State province) and Vukani Community Radio (Eastern Cape province) have drawn an enthusiastic response from their listeners.“SA my zone of greatness, full of possibilities and diversity,” was the contribution from a 23-year-old Radio Riverside listener.“Helping the schools make children understand more about life and career, creating more facilities for school, engaging children with community services.etc.,” was the view of a 17-year-old from Ukhosi FM, the national station aimed at the isiZulu-speaking community.An enthusiastic 19-year-old Qwaqwa listener submitted: “South Africa is a rainbow nation full of beautiful natural and recreational sites in all the provinces and the atmosphere is superb!”Many listeners agreed that the young people of South Africa have a major part to play in the future of the country, but that there should be more job opportunities and better basic education.Some said that volunteering for community projects should be a priority, or that people should simply have more regard for their fellows.Not all responses were overwhelmingly positive. Other listeners expressed their dissatisfaction with issues such as foreign nationals settling in South Africa, but conceded that by working together, problems can be ironed out.To submit their ideas for making South Africa an even better place for all, supporters can visit the Play Your Part website, listen out for the radio spot on their local station and send their text message to the number supplied, or send a tweet to the PYP Twitter page.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a Comment A team of three Ohio high school students took first place in the 2019 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finals for their policy proposal about biosecurity at Ohio fairs.Sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio 4-H and Ohio FFA, the challenge brings together youths ages 14 to 18 from around the state to discuss community concerns and then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues.The 2019 winning team members are Caleb Durheim and Dustin Hill of Delaware County and Samantha Hinton of Seneca County. The team members share a $1500 prize for finishing first in the competition.The challenge started in the spring when groups met to learn about public policy issues and began planning their proposals. A preliminary contest narrowed the field down to four teams, which competed in the finals during the Ohio State Fair.The teams were judged on their public policy proposals dealing with a specific issue or problem. In the final competition, the teams described the steps necessary to have their public policy proposal adopted by the appropriate government authorities.Other finalists who received a $250 scholarship for their proposals:Rylee Craig, Sophia Tent and Zach Zwiebel, all from Allen County. They proposed starting Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs in schools.Savannah Henderson and Mason Snyder from Clinton County and Dawson Osbourn from Highland County. Swine flu vaccines for exhibition was their chosen topic.Joshua Black from Columbiana County and Callia Barwick from Mahoning County discussed E-cigarettes education.A total of $3,500 was awarded to this year’s team finalists. This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231.Editors: A high resolution photo is available to accompany this story. Leave a Comment
Tennis star Leander Paes, filmmaker-cum-actor Farhan Akhtar and entrepreneur Sam Pitroda would guide the youth wing of Trinamool Congress, announced West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and heir apparent Abhishek Banerjee on Monday. Abhishek, who formally launched All India Trinamool Yuva on Monday, announced a team of 12 experts from different fields to guide the youth wing and attract youth to it.”The central advisory committee will have four names from the party. The names are Derek O’Brien, Dinesh Trivedi, Amit Mitra and Partho Chatterjee. The central advisory committee will also have Leander Paes from sports, Farhan Akhtar from entertainment and Sam Pitroda from technology,” Abhishek said. Even as critics behind the scene made sceptical remarks about how Mamata and Trinamool were favouring dynastic politics, Abhishek took the centre stage and made the announcements. With aunt Mamata as the chairperson of the committee and Abhishek the national president of Trinamool Yuva, parallels between the Congress’s first family and this family affair were inevitable. Though Abhishek denied emulating Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, he seemed to be following his footsteps. He announced to tour various districts of West Bengal in the near future.