Nose job

first_imgAfter the initial series when Big Ben was visited by Ravens’ resident plastic surgeon defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, M.D., I thought the Black and Gold would be leaving “the city of the crabs” smelling a little fishy. Instead the “dirty birds” were covered with the odors of pierogie’s and IC Light when they exited M&T Bank Stadium, well after the clock struck midnight early Monday morning. Roethlisberger brought a new meaning to the term, “blood, sweat and tears.” He was doing all the bleeding and sweating but the Ravens ended up doing all of the crying. “It was an all-out blitz. Ravens QB Joe Flacco said; “They brought everybody. I took three steps and raised my arm and was getting hit. It was pretty shocking.” Coach John Harbaugh continued as the CEO of “Whine Inc.” “Obviously, it was a tough loss,” he said. “Basically, we gave the game away at the end. We should have won the football game, and that’s disappointing.”Oh no, Monsieur Harbaugh. Mr. Flacco did not give the ball to Senor Polamalu, the pigskin was conveniently dislodged. Did the Ravens give away the fourth and forever last play of the game, (for them) when a wide eyed Baltimore receiver watched in sheer horror as an errant pass fluttered harmlessly to the frozen turf.I assumed the Ravens had all their big guns lined up to unleash a seriously potent offensive attack and for the most part they did. Hey look, Flacco had Derrick Mason, Anquan Boldin, Donte Stallworth and T.J. Houshmandzadeh just licking their chops at the thought of getting after Pittsburgh’s version of the “toast and jelly” twins defensive backs, William Gay and Bryant McFadden. The Ravens threw so many balls to McFadden’s side of the field I am sure the beleaguered cornerback had to think he was seeing double. If Pittsburgh is going to make the playoffs and advance toward a seventh Lombardi Trophy, #20 had better suck it up, defend, break up and intercept more passes so opposing QBs won’t be so comfortable tossing the rock his way. Instead of teams playing pitch and catch at the expense of McFadden and his cronies, (except cornerback Ike Taylor), McFadden had better show opposing offenses that he knows how to play the game of “pitch and pick.”Over the years the rivalry between the team that was transplanted from Cleveland and the Steelers has dwarfed the rekindled competition between the “new” Browns and the Black and Gold by far. Both defenses in Sunday night’s contest were bent but were resilient and very active and basically dictated the tempo of the game in spite of both quarterbacks having had above average success rates.Pittsburgh has upcoming home games against the Bengals, Jets and Panthers. Then they have to mosey on down to Cleveland to meet the very much new and improved, “Brownies.” Last year the Steelers made many miscues when they visited “the mistake by the lake.” Wide receiver Joshua Cribbs made the Steelers appear as if they were asleep in baby cribs and knocked Pittsburgh smack dab out of the playoffs. The Steelers’ visit to Lake “Eerie” could be even more important if the Steelers falter when they face the Jets on Dec. 19. Technically, the excursion to Cleveland could be for the AFC North championship. Let’s say Baltimore beats the Saints then comes out victorious when they travel to the Lone Star state to face the Texans. Then all the Ravens have to do is travel to Cincinnati and Cleveland and defeat the Bengals and Browns because at that point the Ravens will still own the tiebreaker having beat the Saints who beat the Steelers.Boys and girls please do not forget the officiating factor that may be in place and fully enforced against the Steelers for the remainder of the season and beyond. Whether or not an imaginary or real “keep your eyes on the Steelers” mandate was issued, there is a very cloudy and nasty vibe being exhibited by the “zebras’” toward the Steelers regarding play from both sides of the ball.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: or 412-583-6741.) Alright, alright tell the truth. No one gave the Steelers a remote chance of traveling down round the inner harbor in B-More for their playoff-like showdown with the Ravens and returning with a “w” notched on their belt. When Big Ben began the week wearing a protective boot, I like many among you became instantly suspicious. I initially surmised that 1. He was holding a pre-pity party preparing the Steelers nation for the team falling short in Baltimore. 2. Indirectly pushing his offensive line to offer better protection against the flesh eating piranhas” a.k.a. the Ravens front seven. Not only did Big Ben not receive an ounce of pity, it appeared very early in the game as if the men in the striped shirts appeared were at best indifferent to his continued good health on the football field.last_img read more

Email Ballots, Not An Easy Answer

first_imgBy John BurtonOn Election Day it was shaping up to be a long headache for voters, of course, but also for candidates, campaign operatives and for county officials, as they all tried to make sense of the mess that developed with allowing email voting for those who continue to be impacted by the effects of Super Storm Sandy.M. Claire French, the county clerk, acknowledged on Tuesday that her office had been having great difficulty in addressing the large request for email ballots since Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno announced last Saturday that it would be an option for voters.“It’s safe to say we’ve received many thousands of requests for ballots,” via email, said French. So many, in fact that the statewide voters registration system, the system her staff works with, actually crashed temporarily on Tuesday morning.“We can only do what the system is designed to do,” she said.On top of that complication, French explained, her staff has been addressing the more than 6,000 voters around Monmouth County who had decided to cast their ballots earlier than Nov. 6, by going to the clerk’s office in Freehold.“People were standing outside in the cold for hours,” French said. And despite that large number, “We did accommodate everyone who was in line,” she stressed.The problem arose when voters who sent emails requesting ballots failed to receive a prompt reply, again sent requests, sometimes multiple times, French said. “We have to go through every one,” to ensure requests aren’t missed, she said.And that has strained her limited staff, she said. “We have all of our workstations working full-out,” she said.French, a Republican, is also seeking re-election as county clerk, a job she has held since 1997.Guadagno, in her other role as secretary of state, approved last weekend plans to allow residents of storm-ravaged New Jersey to vote the same way they could if they were overseas or members of the military stationed overseas, allowing them to cast their ballots sort of electronically. This decision was in response to the impact of last week’s storm that as of Election Day left many residents around the state displaced and without electricity.Emails and phone messages to the secretary of state’s office in Trenton on Tuesday were not immediately answered.Voting by email isn’t as simple as filling in the ballot and returning it electronically to the county clerk’s office. Voters had to first request the ballots, with the clerk’s staff checking to make sure they were registered voters; voters then had to print the ballot, fill it in; and then either fax it to the clerk’s office or scan it and email it back.Torin Kelly, campaign director for Anna Little, the Republican candidate for the 6th Congressional District, covering much of Monmouth County, said she has been hearing from voters who were frustrated in their attempts to get ballots and were confused with the process. “The big problem has been access to clear information,” Kelly said.Frank Pallone Jr., the Democratic incumbent representing the 6th and who is running for re-election against Little, said his office, too, has been getting calls about this. “A lot of them said they applied and couldn’t get the ballot,” he noted.While it has been used in limited fashion before, “The idea of using emails does present a lot of problems,” Pallone acknowledged, not in the least is security concerns and the ability of the clerk’s staff to handle it.“The problem with emails,” said John O. Bennett, the county’s Republican chairman, “is the insufficient time to prepare for this.”While it was well intended, “It’s the sheer volume of work,” for those responsible for overseeing it,” Bennett added.Vin Gopal, the county’s Democratic chairman, had stronger words. “Look, we had a horrible disaster,” with the storm, he said, “but this should have been better planned.“There are a million problems that could have come up with this,” Gopal charged. “They should have known that.”French said she has been in regular contact with Guadagno and the clerk hopes there might be a way to extend the time for people to respond. But that still remained to be seen as of Tuesday afternoon, she said.As Election Day drew to a close, both Bennett and Gopal said they were rounding up lawyers to prepare possible legal challenges that may arise.“We want to make sure everyone gets to exercise their right to vote today,” Kelly said, hinting at what might come on Nov. 7, “and if there are issues to be found they will be made right.”“This is going to be interesting to see how this comes out,” Gopal said.New Jersey residents, if displaced, could vote anywhere in the state, by submitting provisional ballots, French said. There is a problem with that, as voters won’t be able to cast votes for congressional or local candidates, she said.On Tuesday the Associated Press reported the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey is taking Essex County election officials to court over the way special email ballots are being handled.last_img read more


first_imgTHE $75,000 WISHING WELL STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 8                                                                                                          Approximate post time 3 p.m. PT RACE ALSO MARKS RETURN OF HALL OF FAMER GARY STEVENS FOLLOWING HIP REPLACEMENT HILLHOUSE HIGH: Originally based in New York with Chad Brown, this 6-year-old Exchange Rate mare has done very well in four Southern California starts for trainer Richard Baltas.  A close third two starts back in the Grade II, one mile turf Goldikova Stakes here on Nov. 6, she was a well beaten third in the Grade III Buena Vista on Feb. 18, a race that due to heavy rains, was switched to the main track.  She’ll get back to her preferred surface in the Wishing Well as she tries the hill for the first time under new pilot Corey Nakatani.  Owned by Golden Eagle Farm, Hillhouse High is 21-3-6-6 overall with earnings of $316,487.                   ILLUMINANT:  Trained by Michael McCarthy and idle since winning the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf Gamely Stakes here on May 30, this 5-year-old Quality Road mare has a win and a second from three tries down the hillside turf and appears strictly the horse to beat.  With regular rider Flavien Prat engaged, look for Illuminant to be on or near the early lead.  Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, she’s 11-4-2-1 overall with earnings of $367,650. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2017)–In what looms as perhaps the most highly anticipated non-graded stakes of the Winter Meet, comebacking Illuminant, recent graded winner Prize Exhibit and consistent Hillhouse High all figure prominently in Friday’s $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes for older fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.  Carded as Friday’s fifth race, the Wishing Well attracted a field of seven.The race, named for the dam of 1989 Horse of the Year, Sunday Silence, holds additional appeal due to the fact it marks the return to the saddle of racing’s Bionic Man, Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, who’s been idle since undergoing hip replacement surgery on Dec. 21.  A winner of 5,083 career races, including three Kentucky Derbies and 11 Breeders’ Cup events, Stevens underwent knee replacement surgery in July, 2014 and last rode on Dec. 10, 2016 at Los Alamitos.Adding to the Wishing Well drama is the fact that Stevens, who has been named to ride Chilean-bred Paquita Coqueta for Richard Mandella, will turn 54 on Monday and be joined in the starting gate by his older brother, Scott.  Currently the leading rider at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, AZ, Scott Stevens will ride Arizona-based Kera Kera, an Iowa-bred mare who’s trained by Satchell (no relation) Stevens. PRIZE EXHIBIT: With “Big Money” Mike Smith rationing her finite late kick, this 5-year-old English-bred mare took the Grade III, one mile turf Megahertz Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths on Jan. 16.  Although she’s routed in her last 10 starts, she did win the Grade II Monrovia Stakes here 12 starts back in her only hillside turf try.  With recency in her corner and Smith at the controls, she rates a big chance to notch her second consecutive win on Friday.  Owned by Deron Pearson’s D P Racing, Prize Exhibit has earnings of $637,045 from an overall mark of 31-7-3-2. Cadet Roni–Rafael Bejarano–120Kera Kera–Scott Stevens–120Illuminant–Flavien Prat–125Miss Double d’Oro–Santiago Gonzalez–122Prize Exhibit–Mike Smith–125Paquita Coqueta–Gary Stevens–120Hillhouse High–Corey Nakatani–120First post time on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m.  Admission gates open at 11 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit read more

The Mirandés resists falling

first_imgChangesWillian José (67 ‘, Isak), Ander Guevara (67 ‘, Aritz Elustondo), Marcos de Sousa (69 ‘, Matheus Aias), Álvaro Peña (75 ‘, Antonio Sánchez), Januzaj (76 ‘, Portu), Iñigo Vicente Elorduy (85 ‘, Álvaro Rey) The times of the game, the decisive moments, favored the San Sebastian team, which did not even remove the discomfort of have the Mirandés hanging from the hump in each of its exits from behind. There is an important coach in Iraola, he had already shown it before three other First sets in this Cup, and the Anoeta thing reinforces him even more. If he is able to turn Mirandés into an author team, what will he be able to do with more means and more resources.Real’s short circuit became even more noticeable as the game progressed. What is almost always a fluid circulation of the ball, with Odegaard wielding the flag of the good game, became a harmless caudalous cake for the Mirandés. It is true that Portu could do the 3-1 with a long time still ahead, but Lemons saved well. The bad game of the local team disconnected the stands of Anoeta, who had come to enjoy a semifinal win against a set of Second and ended up asking for the time and taking the result for good.Nor did the changes alter Imanol’s plan. The entries of Guevara and Willian José did not break down the sticky plan like a Mirandés gum. If a scout of Barça has seen the last matches of the Brazilian, it is understood rather that they are still interested in him. Turn around, the decisive Anduva party that will separate this first bland act from the grand finale of Seville. La Real won the initial battle; Mirandés has points advantage. The disadvantage did not baffle the Mirandés, Nevertheless. The red box played with the bravery of always, like a tightrope walker who does not see the abyss while riding on the rope. His high blood pressure, Iraola’s hallmark, caused fear in the Real, who wants to always leave with the ball played and has forgotten other methods. Special mention deserves Malsa, a midfielder with a marathon body, small in appearance but giant of energy. His recovery over Odegaard in the goal of the tie was the confirmation that he was there to cause a major headache to the Norwegian. Matheus, good footballer, resolved later.But the Real de Odegaard, the ups and downs and the flashes, drew a stroke of genius when he needed it most, just after the goal of Mirandés and before the break. The horizon was finally opened to Martintxo and with spaces it is something else his left-handed, a hose of assists and goals. It was he himself who put the cream to his great play to return to overtake a Real that, contrary to other days, scored much more than he played. The meritorious Mirandés, the surprise of the Cup, the team able to stand up to the giants, to get their hands on this tournament, came out alive from Anoeta with a Matheus goal. Not only did he survive, but at times he was better than the Real, which reduced as few rivals this season. The dream of each other to reach the final remains intact, although with very different sensations. The Real won, the Mirandés grew bigger. Anduva will solve.Historical parties must know how to digest them, bind them, put gold trim. It is not easy and it was not for the Real, more pressed. Not even early on the scoreboard got rid of shocks. The vigor of Portu in a ball apparently lost in the area ended in an innocent penalty by Odei that was sensed since the Murcia appeared on the scene. Oyarzabal scored calmly.center_img CardsMonreal (16 ‘, Yellow) Kijera (46 ‘, Yellow) Oyarzabal (47 ‘, Yellow) Zaldua (81 ‘, Yellow Goals1-0, 8 ‘: Oyarzabal, 1-1, 38 ‘: Matheus Aias, 2-1, 41 ‘: Odegaardlast_img read more

EAC takes command with rout of St. Benilde

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Sidney Onwubere also did the dirty work, doing it all with his 11 markers, 14 boards, four assists, three steals, and a block for the Generals, who started the season with a win.“I’m so thankful that they responded well,” said coach Ariel Sison, who exuded in confidence as he expects a Final Four run this season for EAC.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We’re hoping that we can make it to the Final Four. We’re doing our best in our practices and we’re hoping that we can do well this year.”Francis Munsayac also chipped in nine points, six assists, and two rebounds in the conquest. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College established authority early on and coasted to a 74-64 win over St. Benilde Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Cameroonian big man Hamadou Laminou showed no signs of rust coming off an MCL injury in the preseason and imposed his presence with his 21 points, 13 rebounds, and seven blocks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES The Generals jumped to an early 25-13 advantage and continued to pounce on the hapless Blazers, extending the lead to as high as 24, 61-37, at the end of the third period.Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde, which dropped to 1-1, with nine points and eight rebounds in the defeat.The Scores:EAC 74 – Laminou 21, Onwubere 11, Munsayac 9, Garcia 6, Pascua 5, Mendoza 5, Neri 5, Guzman 4, Diego 4, Corilla 3, Tampoc 1, Bautista 0, Mendoza 0, Altiche 0.ST. BENILDE 64 – Leutcheu 9, San Juan 8, Belgica 8, Mercado 7, Johnson 6, Bunyi 6, Naboa 4, Young 4, Velasco 4, Sta. Maria 3, Castor 2, Dixon 2, Domingo 1, Pili 0.Quarters: 25-13, 44-25, 61-37, 74-64.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Paul Millsap’s Nuggets signing brings him back to his rootslast_img read more

The annual Terry Fox Run takes place this Sunday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Terry Fox Run will be held this Sunday at the Northern Lights College.The run/walk will consist of one kilometer (for kids), two kilometer, five kilometer and ten kilometer distances. Bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and roller-blades are welcome. Dogs are asked to be on a leash.Registration is at 9:30 a.m. at the main entrance. The walk and run begins at 11:00 a.m.- Advertisement -The run will start at the college head down 93st and then back to the college.The goal this year is to raise around $1,200 for the Terry Fox Foundation.To pre-register visit: www.terryfox.orgAdvertisementlast_img

Xtreme Football & Cheer kicks off seventh season

first_imgWe are Xtreme Youth Football & Cheer. In 2007, we will be kicking off our 7th Season. We concentrate our recruiting in Montebello, Monterey Park and in the City of Commerce. However, we will accept anyone from anywhere. The Xtreme is dedicated to providing the children of our community with a viable alternative to the negative influences that too often prey on our youth. We strongly believe that youth sports provide a great opportunity for families to bond with one another while participating in a positive and exciting environment. We dont have tryouts and we dont cut on the basis of athletic ability. Also, we give EVERYONE a chance to participate for FREE (not a misprint)! To date, no other league in the ENTIRE San Gabriel Valley, football or not, has been able to offer anything similar or better. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In an effort to provide a secure and safe environment, it is mandatory that every parent & adult volunteer adhere to a strict Code of Conduct. Also, every adult volunteer must be fingerprinted using LiveScan by the local authorities & obtain a state issued CPR/1st Aid card. Furthermore, every football & cheer coach must attend a Rules & Safety seminar hosted by our conference annually. Lastly, to ensure the safety of the spectators, participants, coaches and officials, all games must be played in high school stadiums with a conference representative present. Our website is center_img Our registration info is Our phone number is 877-XTREME-3, 877-987-3633 We are looking for Coaches, players and cheerleaders. last_img read more

Heartbroken Italians prepare for World Cup without Azzurri

first_imgBut on a club level Italy have had a good season, with Roma reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League and Juventus the quarter-finals, with Lazio going as far as the Europa League last eight.In Serie A, there was a gripping battle until the end for the title with Juventus securing a seventh Scudetto in succession on Sunday.But as the season draws to a close, Italy will be braced for a sad run up to a World Cup from June 14 to July 15 in which they will have no role.Over the next four weeks, while the world of football will be buzzing with news of pre-tournament friendlies, team selections and training camps, Italy will be just a sparring partner, playing pre-tournament warm-ups against France and Saudi Arabia.“I’m going to regret it all my life,” said heartbroken goalkeeping star Gianluigi Buffon.“We’ve deprived children of having a heart which beats for the World Cup.”On football pitches in Rome and throughout the peninsula, Italian children now say they want to support Argentina, “because (Juventus’s Paulo) Dybala is so strong,” or Belgium, “where Roma’s (Radja) Nainggolan plays.”– ‘Tough to watch’ –Goalkeeping legend Dino Zoff, however, believes enthusiasm for the World Cup will be undiminished among his compatriots.“It doesn’t feel like a World Cup but the fans will be there. Where there will be less will be in Russia. But Italians will watch it on television,” said the 1982 World Cup winner.“People in Italy are very attached to football and they will still follow it. But it might be tough to watch a little-known side play while our team, which has carved its name into footballing history with four World Cup titles, stays at home.”For Roberto Gandolfi, vice-president of Italian sportswear group Errea, who will be present in Russia as the kit supplier of Iceland, Italy’s absence will have above all a financial cost.“We have Iceland and it’s very positive but when you think of TV, that sort of thing obviously there will be harm. It probably won’t be fully realised until after the tournament,” Gandolfi told AFP.More than six months after their elimination Italy still do not have a permanent national coach, nor a federation president, and have slipped to an historic low of 20th in the world rankings.“We have to wait for the young players. They are there. I think we have a group of 20-25 players who can succeed with a bit of experience,” said Zoff.But under which coach? Carlo Ancelotti has said “no”, and the choice should finally be Roberto Mancini who left Zenit Saint-Petersburg on Sunday.“Not seeing the Azzurri won’t be nice for us, it won’t be the same World Cup,” said former Manchester City boss Mancini. “We need to believe the national side can return to among the best in the world.”Roberto Mancini might be leaving Russia because Italy aren’t going, and want the Zenit Saint Petersburg manager to take over the Azzurri © AFP/File / OLGA MALTSEVAFor Mancini, Italy “does not have the great champions that they always had, but they have good players because good players are always being born in Italy”.While awaiting this future generation, the country will follow the World Cup as outsiders, where they will be best represented among the referees, with four including three in charge of video assistant replay (VAR) among the 13 selected by Pierluigi Collina, another Italian.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000As Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon ends his international career with dull friendlies instead of at a World Cup, many fans say they will support Argentina, who Buffon faced in March. © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFROME, Italy, May 14 – For the first time since 1958, football-mad Italy will follow a World Cup finals from the sidelines without their national team.Four-time winners Italy have been in chaos since their shock elimination in the play-offs last November to Sweden.last_img read more

Southampton star returns to training to hand Eurppa League-chasers huge boost

first_img1 Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez is edging closer to a return after completing his first full training session on Wednesday.The England forward, who has been linked with a possible move to Tottenham in the summer, has been sidelined for a year after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury against Manchester City in April 2014.Rodriguez’s imminent return will come as a timely boost for Ronald Koeman as the Saints continue their push for a Europa League spot.Southampton face fixtures against three relegation-threatened teams in Sunderland, Leicester City and Aston Villa before ending their campaign with a trip to the Etihad.As it stands, a sixth-place finish will be enough for Southampton to secure a European place but seventh could be enough if Arsenal retain the FA Cup against Aston Villa at the end of May. Jay Rodriguez last_img read more

Donegal’s female entrepreneurs invited to motivational roadshow

first_imgAmbitious female entrepreneurs in Donegal will get a chance to be inspired, build their network and win a career-changing prize at the Fuelling Ambition – Steps to Success Roadshow in Sligo this May.The ‘Fuelling Ambition – Steps to Success’ North West event, organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Sligo Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and the Entrepreneurs Academy, will take place in The Canis Major, Clayton Hotel (formerly Clarion Hotel) Sligo on Thursday 11 May 2017 at 6pm. The event is free of charge to existing and potential entrepreneurs and business women. Booking is strongly advised. The event aims to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs in the North West and across the country. Bernie Butler, Good4U and Ana Faye, Ana Faye Handbags, two thriving Irish entrepreneurs, will share their business journeys and their ‘steps to success’ at the event. Building on the successful ‘Fuelling Ambition’ initiative introduced in 2016, this year’s roadshow will feature an Elevator Pitch competition with a prize package worth €4,000 at each event including: 10 sessions with Enterprise Ireland Mentors Attendance at Enterprise Ireland’s Excel at Export Selling training programme Annual membership of Network Ireland Leadership training programme with the Entrepreneurs Academy, a national entrepreneur development organisation Representatives from Enterprise Ireland, the LEOs and Network Ireland will be on hand to discuss the wide range of supports available to female entrepreneurs and those thinking of starting their own businesses. The event will also provide an opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and business people. Sarita Johnston, Head of Female Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland, who will be in The Clayton Hotel on the night said: “A key focus for Enterprise Ireland is supporting companies to start, innovate and scale by realising their growth potential and global ambition. We want to see more women starting their own businesses and more women successfully scaling their existing businesses. We are delighted to be working with Network Ireland, the Local Enterprise Offices and the Entrepreneurs Academy to connect with and encourage as many existing and potential female entrepreneurs as possible.”Caroline Gordon, National Executive, Network Ireland said: “Network Ireland is the leading networking organisation for professional women in Ireland. We are delighted to bring the ‘Fuelling Ambition – Steps to Success’ roadshow to the Sligo this year. Bernie and Ana have a wealth of business knowledge and I think it’s a real opportunity for other business women to hear what they did to get to where they are today and to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs in the area”. Liam Kiely, Sligo LEO said: “We will all learn so much from these entrepreneurs who have inspirational business stories. An exciting addition to this year’s event is the Elevator Pitch competitions which are open to all attendees. A valuable prize package worth €4,000 at each event is up for grabs to help the winner with their own steps to success”. Facilitator for the event is Marian Harkin, MEP.Full details and booking information are available on; and  Register at:  Donegal’s female entrepreneurs invited to motivational roadshow was last modified: April 24th, 2017 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:Enterprise IrelandEntrepreneursLocal EnterpriseNetwork Irelandroadshowlast_img read more