Would you like funding for a business idea or project for the local community?

first_imgDLDC have announced that they will host ten public information meetings about new LEADER programme funding. Would you like funding and support for a business idea, plan for your local community, or project that could benefit you, your family, your farm, or your community?Grants for projects which enhance the quality of rural life will soon be available from the European Commission’s latest LEADER funding programme and details about how to apply will be on offer at ten public information meetings that Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC) is hosting from October 3rd to 10th at locations throughout the county. The meetings will provide all the information needed to apply for grants from the €12.8 million in LEADER 2014-2020 programme funding that Donegal has been allocated by the Irish government for rural business, farming, and community initiatives.“LEADER is all about local people coming up with ideas that help to economically sustain and improve the quality of life in their local areas,” said Frank Kelly, Rural Development Manager at DLDC, which has administered several LEADER programmes since 1995.“This is the first chance that promoters will have to avail of some decent funding for their projects from this particular LEADER programme.”The LEADER 2014-2020 public information meeting times and places are as follows: Monday, 3rd October, at St. John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town from 4 to 5.30 p.m. and Niall Mór Centre in Killybegs from 7.30 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, 4th October, at Rosnakill Tourism Activity Centre from 4 to 5.30 p.m. and The Ozanam Centre in Dunfanaghy from 7.30 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 6th October, at the CPI Centre in Castlefinn from 4 to 5.30 p.m. and Letterkenny Public Services Centre from 7.30 to 9 p.m.; and Monday, 10th October, at Erne Enterprise Centre in Ballyshannon from 10 to 11.30 a.m., Glenties Community Centre from 1 to 2.30 p.m., Ramelton Town Hall from 4 to 5.30 p.m., and Cathedral Hall in Raphoe from 7 to 8.30 p.m. Attending one of the public information meetings will enable potential applicants to make the strongest submissions possible to the LEADER selection process, which is expected to be particularly competitive this time around.“Funding for this LEADER programme in Donegal has been reduced by up to 50 percent, from €25 million in the previous programme to €12.8 million this time around, so we are expecting that there will be quite a bit of competition for grants,” Frank said.“As a result, it will be very important for promoters to come along to one of the public information meetings and learn all of the details that they need to ensure that their proposals fully meet all of the criteria required in order to receive LEADER funding.”Details about the LEADER programme, including case studies describing the wide range of Donegal projects which have previously received LEADER funding, are available on the DLDC website at www.dldc.org.More information about the LEADER 2014-2020 funding programme is available by ringing the DLDC Letterkenny office on (074) 91 27056 or the DLDC Donegal Town office on (074) 97 23368. Would you like funding for a business idea or project for the local community? was last modified: September 26th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 12 Comments   Share   On the rise, Rice left the desert to sign with Tampa Bay, joining what some consider to be one of the best defenses of the 2000s consisting of Hall of Famers Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp as well as All-Pro defensive backs Ronde Barber and John Lynch.With the Buccaneers, Rice won a Super Bowl and recorded double-digit sacks in five consecutive seasons.He has not played since the 2007 season but expressed serious interest about making a comeback in 2017.Quarterback Jake Plummer (1997-2002)Signed with Denver in 2003Plummer’s 30-52 record was not what the Cardinals anticipated after spending a second-round pick on him in 1997. However, he was the only Cardinals quarterback to make the playoffs between 1983 and 2007.Arizona’s 1998 NFC Wild Card win was the franchise’s first playoff appearance since 1982 and the first playoff win since 1947.The Broncos signed Plummer to a seven-year deal during the 2003 offseason and his record improved drastically in four seasons with Denver. He went 39-15, reaching the playoffs in each of the first three seasons before being benched 11 games into the 2006 season.Safety Antrel Rolle (2005-09)Signed with New York Giants in 2010 A former first-round pick, Rolle was one of top players at his position in the NFC during his time in Arizona. He recorded 12 interceptions but what stands out is that he returned four of those for touchdowns.A starter on the Cardinals 2008 Super Bowl team, Rolle made the Pro Bowl in the final year of his contract and was primed for a large payday.In the words of The Godfather and Don Vito Corleone, the New York Giants “made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.” New York signed Rolle to a five-year, $37 million contract that made him the highest paid safety in the NFL at the time.Rolle recorded 14 interceptions and five forced fumbles in five seasons with the Giants and was part of the team that won the Super Bowl in 2011.Defensive end Calais Campbell (2008-16)(AP Photo/John Froschauer)Signed with Jacksonville in 2017The longest-tenured Cardinal on this list, Campbell spent nine years in Arizona. Selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, Campbell recorded at least five sacks in each of his nine seasons with the Cardinals, missing six games in that span.He became both a seasoned veteran and fan favorite with the Cardinals. In the offseason of 2017, Arizona briefly exercised its franchise tag on pass rusher Chandler Jones before signing him to a five-year, $83 million extension. Following Jones’ extension, Campbell hit the free agent market. Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) celebrates a defensive stop against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) As free agency winds down and the 2018 NFL Draft approaches, the Arizona Cardinals have undergone changes to their roster.This year, like any other, saw the Cardinals welcome in new faces while saying goodbye to others that are more familiar.Here are some of the franchise’s biggest names to leave Arizona in free agency.Defensive end Simeon Rice (1996-2000)Signed with Tampa in 2001Having recorded 122 sacks over 12 seasons, Rice was one of the most-feared defensive ends in the NFL. Selected No. 3 overall by Arizona in the 1996 NFL Draft, Rice spent five years of his career with the Cardinals. While he was named Rookie of the Year, his best season in Arizona came in 1999 when he forced five fumbles and posted a career-high 16.5 sacks. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Jacksonville signed Campbell to a four-year deal worth $60 million. In his first year with the Jaguars, he made that contract look wise. Campbell reached a career high in sacks (14.5) and became the backbone of one of the top defenses in the NFL.Safety Tyrann Mathieu (2013-17)(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)Signed with Houston in 2018Arizona’s most recent impact free-agent departure was Mathieu. Drafted by the Cardinals in 2013, Mathieu spent five seasons in Arizona.A talented defensive back, Mathieu had 11 interceptions and four forced fumbles in five seasons with the Cardinals. He was an All-Pro in 2015 but knee injuries limited his time on the field and eventually impacted his style of play.Mathieu signed with Houston this offseason after turning down a pay cut from the Cardinals.Honorable MentionsWide receiver David Boston (1999-2002) – Signed with San DiegoLinebacker Karlos Dansby (2004-09) – Signed with Miami Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Can You Trace the Blame when Sales Number are Down

first_imgFor sales managers, down sales numbers can quickly turn into nightmare situations when the problem goes unresolved.Uncovering the root cause of the issue is the real challenge. While certain factors may contribute to or compound the problem, there’s usually an overarching issue that’s preventing sales expectations from being met.Improving the sales numbers begins with an analysis of all the potential causes. For more on fixing your sales numbers, watch the video by A Sales Guy Consulting.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more