Hood scores 29 points as Jazz beat Spurs AP FILE PHOTOSPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts — Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among six first-year candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The Detroit Pistons backcourt of Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton also became eligible after the Hall changed its rules to allow players to reach the ballot after three years of retirement.ADVERTISEMENT The candidates eligible for enshrinement in 2018 were announced Thursday (Friday Manila time) by the Hall on the anniversary of James Naismith’s invention of the game.Coaches on the ballot for the first time include Steve Fisher, who won a title at Michigan and later coached its Fab Five, and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe women’s committee nominated former WNBA stars Becky Hammon, now a San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, as well as Tina Thompson and Katie Smith.Finalists from the North American and women’s committees will be announced at NBA All-Star weekend on Feb. 17 in Los Angeles. The entire class will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Unlike in Game 3 where the Magnolia backcourt easily had its way, NLEX was better equipped to stifle guys like Paul Lee, Mark Barroca, and Jio Jalalon as Alas and Kiefer Ravena rose to the challenge of coach Yeng Guiao.“Coming into this game, we really had a good team mentality in not just stopping Paul or Ian (Sangalang), but the whole team. And we were able to do that today, that we were able to execute our game plan and translate it to this game,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Victolero needs Hotshots’ bigs to step up Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Road Warriors were on the top of their game on the defensive end, which led to frustrating nights for the Hotshots’ playmakers like Lee (11 points on a 3-of-11 shooting) and Jalalon (10 points on a 4-of-11 shooting).Alas, meanwhile, had a solid output of 13 points, six rebounds, and five assists as he was a perfect compliment to Kiefer Ravena, who had 20 markers, five dimes, and three boards.The 26-year-old scorer knows how big of a clash Game 5, scheduled on Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo will be.“Of course, who wins that game will be one game away from the Finals. We know the importance of that,” he said. “It’s already a chess match. It’s now just a matter of giving your 100-percent in the games.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netShifting its defensive focus to the Magnolia squad as a whole was the key in NLEX’s convincing 91-79 Game 4 victory in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals to level the series at two games apiece.“Last game, we put too much focus on Paul (Lee). But now, our focus was stopping the whole team,” admitted Kevin Alas as the Road Warriors’ defense held the Hotshots to just 36-percent.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback .@ArangkadaNLEX’s @kevinlouiealas shares that the team acknowledged the prowess of Magnolia’s guards which led to a better defensive job in this Game 4 win. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/FR02XDEVAu— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 16, 2018 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
…following early arrival of FPSO in GuyanaWith the arrival of the Liza Destiny Floating Production and Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel, both Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Director of the Department of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoe, have talked up the possibility of earlier-than-expected oil production.The Liza DestinyDirector of the Department of Energy, Dr Mark BynoeDuring a reception held at the Marriott hotel to commemorate the FPSO’s arrival, Jordan was asked for a timeframe for first oil. In response, the Minister hinted at the possibility that ExxonMobil could begin pumping this year instead of the first quarter of 2020.“I haven’t heard any change from the first quarter. There was no particular date in the first quarter. But I’m hearing now that first quarter may be an outside date. I’m not sure whether we’ll be able to get it this year or not. Signs are encouraging though”.Meanwhile, Bynoe, during his address to attendees at the reception, noted that the Liza Destiny’s arrival ahead of schedule means that the Department of Energy’s own timetable has to be fast tracked.“The Liza Destiny’s arrival three weeks ahead of the schedule means that our timetable has moved forward. And as a policy-related body, the Department of Energy is also called upon to advance its timetable”.“It means that we move earlier to production of first oil and to seeing the benefit of this industry impact Guyanese much faster. As Guyanese, we must realise that it is a vessel paid for by Guyanese, pumping Guyanese fuel, which will bring in revenue for Guyana”.Following its 10th discovery of oil in the Stabroek Block, ExxonMobil had estimated the recoverable resource in the block to be 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. With oil at over US$50 a barrel, that equates to well over US$200 billion.Exxon has since revised this figure upwards after three more discoveries, the last one being at the Yellowtail-1 well in April. More drilling is also scheduled for this year and it was only days ago that its first FPSO bound for Guyana, the Liza Destiny, was commissioned.ExxonMobil has also said there is potential for at least five FPSO vessels on the Stabroek Block, producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025.The start-up of the Liza Phase 1 development has always been on track to begin by the first quarter of 2020. However, there has been talk previously of the possibility of production starting even earlier.Exxon has pegged oil production at 120,000 barrels of oil per day utilising the Liza Destiny FPSO. Liza Phase 2 is expected to start up by mid-2022, after Exxon made a final investment decision after getting regulatory approval earlier this year. It had been reported that the project would use the Liza Unity FPSO to produce up to 220,000 barrels per day.ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, is operator of, and holds 45 per cent interest in, the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds 30 per cent interest, and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holds 25 per cent interest.The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s first oil production vessel, arrived in Guyana’s waters at the end of last month after travelling nearly 11,000 nautical miles for 42 days from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.The vessel is a significant component of the Liza Phase 1 development, which involves four undersea drill centres with 17 production wells. Besides its production capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil per day, it also has an overall storage volume of 1.6 million barrels. During normal operations, there will be at least 80 persons living and working on-board the vessel.Before its departure from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, the Liza Destiny was commissioned by First Lady Sandra Granger. The Liza Destiny FPSO was converted from oil tanker, “Tina”, a 1999 Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). The conversion included upgrading of the hull and integration of 14 topside processing modules, totalling 16 thousand metric tonnes.
By Kizzy ColemanA Grade 10 student of Canje Secondary School, in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) is now a patient at theJoshua LynellGeorgetown Public Hospital after he was allegedly pushed from the schools premises by another student last Tuesday.The injured child is 16-year-old Joshua Lynell of Lot 26 New Street, Cumberland, Berbice. A teacher at the school told Guyana Times that the student was involved in an argument with another student which led to a scuffle. It was at this point that the now injured teen was pushed from the second floor of the building and landed on the concrete ground.Teachers were alerted and the child was picked up and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital but was subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. As a result of the incident, the child sustained spinal injuries, a broken arm and a broken hip.Speaking with this publication, Lynell recounted the incident. He explained that the other student who pushed him, was involved in a scuffle with another student to which he intervened.He added that he went outside to the school’s corridor and was holding onto the railing when the student told him “you want me push you over there?”He divulged that he objected and the student began to push at him which resulted in the railing, which is rotten, breaking, causing the teen to fall to the ground. “When I fell over, he tried to help me up because I grabbed at his hand but he couldn’t hold me and I slipped and fall to the ground”.He further explained that when he fell, he was unable to move and students ran to his assistance. “Some other children come to help me and they turned me over on my back,” the teen explained.Loriette Lindy, mother of the injured teen, said she was called to the school at around 12:30h on the day of the incident. When she arrived, she was met by two teachers who told her that she has to go to the hospital as her son fell off of the school’s corridor.“When I got to the hospital, I was able to go into the room where my son was and I overheard the doctor asking him which student pushed him. It is then that I realised that the teachers were lying to me, telling me that Joshua fell over the railing”.Upon learning this, Lindy questioned teachers who were present at the hospital and was then told the truth of the matter.“When I told them that they lied to me, that is when they told me that Joshua was involved in a fight with another student who pushed him off of the corridor,” she explained.The matter was reported to the Reliance Police Station by the father of the teen on Thursday after the school’s head teacher refused to do so. Guyana Times was told that the school’s administration is trying to keep the matter “under wraps”. In an attempt to protect the other student involved in the matter, they have reported that the injured teen was running on the corridor of the school, when he accidently went over the railings.The frustrated parents, who are currently living out of their car, parked in the vicinity of the Georgetown Public Hospital, explained that they are unhappy with the current situation and the injustice that they are facing. Lindy said they have nowhere to stay in the city, and as such, they are staying in their car outside of the hospital.They are of the view that the other teen involved in the matter should be punished for his actions.“Currently, he is in school carrying on as usual. He was not even suspended and the teachers have secret meetings with him in there office for him to corroborate what they have been reporting. This is so unfair to us and our son.”The Police have since launched an investigation into the matter.
New Bolton striker Max Clayton 1 Bolton have signed England youth international Max Clayton after agreeing a compensation package with Crewe.Clayton had also attracted interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, but after spending a week training with the Championship club earlier in the summer, Bolton made their move to sign the prolific forward.The 20-year-old has a sell-on clause that would entitle the League One side to an added bonus if he left Bolton.Clayton has signed a three-year deal with Bolton and will be hoping to make an immediate impact under Dougie Freedman.
Balayage, Ombre, Ecaille, Tint, Highlights, Low Lights the list is never ending. We can understand if you are feeling slightly confused so we thought we would give you a little more understanding of what exactly each service colour is so that you can make an informed decision on your next visit!Patrick asked Jordan one of our Style Directors and Master Colour Experts to give an overview of our most popular requests!Jordan says “after reading this we promise you’ll know the difference between Ombre and Balayage” OmbréOmbré is the hair colour trend that will be around for a long time. Every summer women want sun-kissed colour that is dark at the roots and lighter on the tips because it is so low maintenance. It’s like a beachy brunette, pretty and subtle and is ideal for all ages.Kate Beckinsale’s ombré hairBalayageOur Master Colour Experts meticulously paint every strand of hair to create a beautiful Balayage. In French, the word means sweeping. The hair is painted in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect for the perfect Balayage. Khloe KardashianTint & ColourA Tint & Colour is what you want to ask for if you want an all-over hue update. The hair is just one tone all over. It’s also referred to as a base colour, roots, regrowth. This is perfect for covering greys or giving a simple beautiful tone.Emma StoneEasi-Meche/ Foil with ColourQuite simply Easi-Meche with colour is a base colour plus highlights. This two step hair colouring technique makes hair look more natural in the end.Jennifer AnistonBabylights Babylights are placed around your hairline and on your parting. They don’t go too deep within your hair; they are very subtle and delicate and are a great option for fine hair. The technique is all about taking really small sections- think traditional highlight sections and cut them in half!Sarah Jessica ParkerBrondeIs she blonde or brunette, neither she is Bronde! This colour process takes a woman with dark blonde or light brown hair and adds a layer of highlights. This beautiful colour is best achieved by having lots of your natural base colour showing through, it is also very low maintenance so it is perfect for those who are a little colour shy.Blake LivelyLowlights Lowlights are the exact opposites of highlights. They are darker pieces of hair usually reserved for the layers underneath and around the neck. Lowlights are also perfect to visually separate your colour if your highlights have morphed into one solid colour over time.Jennifer LopezDip DyeDip dye is the most extreme form of Ombré. There is a clear demarcation where one colour ends and the other begins. This high fashion high-contrast technique is definitely for the bolder client, and it looks really gorgeous with rainbow shades.MarbleizingMarbleizing is a method of hair colour placement that melt colours together. It’s all about the proper placement of transitional tones and ribbons of hair colour so it looks beautiful. A redhead for example, may wear a mix of strawberry tones and lily blonde hues for a contrasting cool effect. Marbleizing involves placing complementary or contrasting hues in such a way that they merge into each other, creating a beautiful end result.EcailleLike Ombre and Balayage, Ecaille (which is French for tortoiseshell) is a Freehand colouring technique that uses different colours to create a beautiful blend effect on the hair. Ecaille colour placement accentuates the hair movement by adding both highlights and shadows. The beauty of ‘Ecaille’ is that it is created bespoke for every client because the stylist looks at the natural movement of the hair and how to accentuate it with the placement of colour”.We hope that all of the above give you some hair inspiration. For more information, book a complimentary consultation on http://www.patrickgildea.ie/book-online. Voted RSVP’s Best Salon In Ireland 2015 & 2016.Hairdressing: The correct colour for you with Patrick Gildea was last modified: July 22nd, 2016 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:Patrick Gildea
CLUB IORRAS WINNERS FOR MAY: €50-Barney Friel, Dunaff & Boston, €30-Michael Jr Mc Laughlin, Buncrana, €20-John Joe & Kathleen Doherty, Tiernasligo. Thanks to all who support our Club Iorras monthly draw.MATCH “N” WIN: May 29th. No jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 8, 9, 11 & 20. €15 winners: Becky Diver, 29 Cedar Grove, Neil O’Donnell, Rooskey, Angela Grant, Gortfad, Darcie Mc Gowan, Buncrana and Patricia Doherty, Letter, Urris. Jackpot next week €1,580. Thanks to all our Lotto sellers and to all who support this weekly draw. SENIOR & RESERVES: Next fixture down is both teams home to Buncrana on Saturday June 7th. Times to be confirmed please check our facebook page for updates. Training continues for both teams on Tuesday & Thursday nights.LADIES FOOTBALL: Ladies have no games until the exams are finished. LADIES REFEREE COURSE: Anyone in the Club who would be interested in doing a course regarding Referees for Ladies football in the County please contact Club Secretary David Hession on 0860538537 asap this week. The Donegal Ladis Gaelic board are running this level 2 course on Monday June 9th in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny at 7.00pm.SCHOOL BLITZ: There will be a school blitz in Straid on Wednesday for 3rd & 4th class girls & boys from the 4 schools in the parish from 11am to 2.00pm. There will be over 110 children attending so any help would be greatly appreciated on the day particularly any referees available to help out. If you can help out please contact Declan Mulhern on 0860303918.INISHOWEN GAA BLITZ: Good luck to all the girls & Boys from the Club/Parish schools who are representing North Inishowen in the Blitz in Carndonagh on Sunday June 8th at 5.00pm & 6.30pm. Boys selected: URRIS-Jack Doherty-Gavin McDaid-Matthew Brennan-David McGonigle-Sean McCarron-Luke Doherty-Conor Doherty-Oisin Devlin. Girls team: URRIS-Caoimhe Devlin-Katlyn McDaid-AImee Kirkland-Jacqueline Duffy-Eimear Doherty-Shannon Doherty-Allanna Friel-Megan McDaid.UNDER-AGE FIXTURES: Our U8 teams had a great day out in Moville last Saturday, 42 children travelled out- 3 boys matches and 1 girls match. All went well on the day to match the sunshine and the boys and girls were strong in every match. So a big well done to our stars for the future and not forgetting their mentors. Next up for the U8 they play at home to Malin at 11am on Saturday morning.U10 Go Games Urris travel to play Moville Tuesday at 6.30pm and our U12 teams are home to Moville Tuesday night at 6.30pm also.Good luck to all teams and their coaches. As fixtures can change for various reasons please check our Facebook page for daily updates.BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches.CLG Iorras wish good luck to all who are sitting their exams in both the Junior & Leaving over the next few weeks. NEW CLUB JACKETS: Embroidered and printed jackets for CLG IORRAS now available, to order please contact Donal Kelly on 0876461707 for more details.Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures.Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email email@example.com no later than 9pm on Sunday night.GAA NEWS: URRIS PLAYERS SELECTED FOR INISHOWEN GAA BLITZ was last modified: June 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:CLUB IORRAS
Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 1 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND ‘perfect fit” REAL DEAL Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino Latest Transfer news Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland heading off Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly three-way race Real Sociedad are set to win the race for Newcastle misfit Mikel Merino.As talkSPORT told you last week, Sevilla had become the fourth Spanish club to register an interest in landing the midfielder. Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino celebrates. GOSSIP RANKED take zlat They joined Real Sociedad, Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao in a tussle to take Merino back to his homeland.But now, according to Marca, it is Sociedad who have come out on top, with an £8.5million swoop now on the verge of completion.The switch will end a largely forgettable spell in England for the 21-year-old, who only arrived from Borussia Dortmund this time last year on a loan basis.Newcastle made the move permanent in October but he ended the season having started just 14 Premier League games. Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder WHITE KNIGHT talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.
DONEGAL fans travelling to Dublin this weekend to see Jim McGuinness’s side take on the Dubs in the All-Ireland semi-final have been priced out of an overnight stay.More than 20,000 Americans are flying in to the capital this weekend for a colleges American Football match at Croke Park.The fixture has forced Kerry and Mayo to go to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick for their semi-final on Saturday. But the season opener at Croke Park this Saturday between college football teams University of Central Florida (UCF) and Penn State has had a knock-on effect of Donegal fans….hotels are booked out and those which are available have DOUBLED their prices.A Donegal Daily survey found a double room at the Maldron in Smithfield this Saturday at an eye-watering €359!The Shelbourne want €800 for the same night; and The Spencer is €320.There are cheaper rates elsewhere; if you fancy the Carlton at the airport it’s still €150. The Herbert Park however is €363. But even the Ashfield B&B want €140. It means fans planning an overnight stay will have to think again.Tourism Ireland are behind the American Football match which has irked Mayo fans who have to travel to Limerick.Their boss defended having the game at the height of the GAA season, saying the whole of Ireland will benefit.Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Next weekend’s game between UCF and Penn States provides another very welcome boost for tourism from the United States this year.“It promises to be a superb event, bringing all the ‘razzmatazz’ of a college football season opener to Dublin – and benefits to the island as a whole. Sports-related tourism has emerged as a very significant element of the global travel business in recent years and this game is another wonderful ‘hook’ for us to highlight Ireland in the all-important US market. “We have put in place a busy promotional programme, to capitalise on the wonderful exposure offered by the match – including our TV campaign which will be seen by about millions of people this week.“2014 is set to be another record year for tourism from North America, with growth of +10.6% recorded for the first six months of this year. Tourism Ireland is working hard to keep that momentum going throughout 2014. We are spreading the word about the many great experiences that American holidaymakers can enjoy in Ireland, including our newest visitor experience, the Wild Atlantic Way.”NOW AMERICAN FOOTBALL MATCH HITS DONEGAL FANS AS HOTELS DOUBLE PRICES was last modified: August 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Croke Parkdonegaldublinhotels pricesKerryLimerickMayorip-off
Three Donegal natives have been selected as part of the Bord Bia Talent Academy and will do a masters with UCD Smurfit business school while also completing 23 months’ industry placement.Cliona Regan from Mountcharles, Darragh Boyd from Raphoe and Conor Quinn from Buncrana are three of 69 new recruits joining Bord Bia’s Talent Academy.It is Bord Bia’s largest-ever investment in talent acquisition for the Irish food and drink industry, in its 25-year history. The Talent Academy features four programmes run in conjunction with UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and gives students the opportunity to gain professional food and drink industry experience while undertaking a Masters programme with UCD.Michael Murphy, Industry Talent Director at Bord Bia commented: “Investing in talent is a key priority for Bord Bia and through our talent programmes we are ensuring that we attract the best people into the food and drink industry.“The new recruits, who underwent a rigorous selection process, come from a range of academic and professional backgrounds and bring a variety of skills and aptitudes to their respective roles.“They can expect a hothouse environment over the next weeks and months; a place where their talent will be nurtured in order to drive the success and growth of the Irish food and drink industry.” Boyd will be based in the UK as a Bord Bia Marketing Fellow, working on behalf of Irish food and drink companies wishing to grow and defend Irish exports to the UK.In total 19 graduates join the Fellowship programme with placements across the globe including Mexico, Vietnam, Tokyo, Dubai, New York, Stockholm and the UK.Regan (based in Dublin) is one of 32 International Graduates who will work directly with Bord Bia, placed in one of Bord Bia’s network of 14 offices worldwide.Ten recruits will be placed overseas with multinational food and beverage organisations as Origin Green Ambassadors working to implement the principles of the Origin Green programme into their sustainability plans.Quinn is one of eight recruits to the Retail and Foodservice Account Management programme, who will work with major UK retailers to secure business for Irish suppliers. Following an immersion and study period of three to five weeks (depending on their chosen programme), the new recruits take up their roles around the world. For the remainder of the programme, recruits will undergo block release modules with UCD Michael Smurfit and complete academic assignments that support real business and marketing projects.Three Donegal graduates selected for Bord Bia Talent Academy was last modified: July 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)