EURES Cross Border Partnership together with the Department of Social Protection (DSP) and the Department for Communities (DfC) in Northern Ireland will host a Cross Border Jobs Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny this Thursday, March 30th from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The Jobs Fair will provide jobseekers with information on a wide range of upskilling opportunities and careers and an opportunity to meet with prospective employers on the day.In excess of 30 employers from the region will be in attendance with approximately 400 job vacancies ranging in healthcare, manufacturing, IT, marketing, construction, call centre, hospitality and tourism sectors. Information will be available on all job vacancies and the Department of Social Protection’s EURES service will provide jobseekers with details of job opportunities, both cross border and in the wider European labour market.There will be information on a range of up skilling opportunities, supports and advice to those interested in returning to work.The event will, therefore, not only be of interest to jobseekers but also to adults interested in returning to education or training.Declan Doherty, EURES/Employer Engagement Manager for Donegal, said: “This year there is a special focus on Jobs and Employers relating to the Tourism and Hospitality sector. This approach is based on feedback from previous jobs fairs and the increase in demand we are experiencing in tourism as a result of the popularity of the Wild Atlantic Way. “The Jobs Fair promises to be a great opportunity for adults interested in returning to work or education, and also provides an opportunity for job seekers to avail of the careers mentoring available by experts in their field.”DSP Employment Engagement Officer, Carmel Curran, sees it as “a great opportunity for people to meet directly the different sectors with vacancies on offer at the Fair, and a chance to engage with local employers some of whom are currently recruiting. The Department of Social Protection is delighted to be involved in this Fair which offers real opportunities to those seeking employment.”Being in the heart of the community this Jobs Fair maximises the benefits for the area and gives jobseekers a chance to see the recruitment opportunities available to them.”Dympna Boyle, EURES Cross Border Coordinator “The EURES IE/NI Cross Border Partnership is very happy to be hosting this event with the Department of Social Protection and the Department for Communities (NI) which we hope will benefit both employers and jobseekers in this cross border region. It is important for the people living here in the Border region to have this kind of event in their locality highlighting the opportunities for employment and to help them with any queries on cross border employment. It is equally important for employers to be able to access the larger cross border labour market.”Geraldine Brereton, Assistant Director, Department for Communities said: “This job fair will provide an occasion for jobseekers and employers to interact with each other for mutual benefit. Employers get to widen their recruitment pool and jobseekers will be able to get an understanding of what an employer requires in a new recruit and will be able to apply for jobs on the day. We would encourage as many people as possible to attend and seize the real opportunities which will be available.” Don’t miss this event on Thursday, March 30th, starting 10am. For further information contact Department of Social Protection on 074-9164475, Department for Communities (NI) on 02871-276 930 or www.eurescrossborder.eu. Admission is free to all.Major EURES Cross-Border jobs fair for Letterkenny was last modified: March 27th, 2017 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)
There were 17 categories in this year’s Township Entrepreneurship Awards, while the Lifetime Achievement Award was handed to Dr Sam Motsuenyane, the former president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry.The winner of the Tourism Award, Ayanda Hermanus (middle) of Zazas Guesthouse and Spa, is flanked by guests Anthony Leeming (left), CEO Sun International and 2017 Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (right), at the Township Entrepreneurship Awards on 8 April 2017. Sun International sponsored the awards’ Tourism Category. (Images supplied)Melissa JavanGauteng’s Township Entrepreneurship Awards (TEA) recognised 16 businesses out of 33 nominees chosen by judges in 2016 from more than 200 entries. Each nominee received R100,000.The awards are an initiative of the Gauteng Provincial Government and are implemented by the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP). They were handed out in Johannesburg on 8 April 2017.Winners in the various categories received an additional R200,000 each.Aphiwe Madikizela of Ama X-Rays was named Entrepreneur of the Year; she also won the Services Award. She was awarded R500,000 for the overall prize and in total walked away with R800,000.The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr Sam Motsuenyane. He is the former president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Motsuenyane’s family received the award on his behalf.On Twitter, a local newspaper shared Motsuenyane’s thoughts on how to grow entrepreneurship in townships:Dr. Motsuenyane says more black entrepreneurs need to be trained as well as training in land utilisation needs to happen. #teawards2017— Mail & Guardian (@MG_Reporter) April 8, 2017Watch why Motsuenyane is being honoured:“This campaign is a bid to revitalise the Gauteng City Region townships’ economy,” said Thenjiwe Dube, the GEP manager of marketing and communications. The TEA was a creation of the Gauteng Provincial Government under its department of economic development, environment, agriculture and rural development, she explained.“It is heartening to note that in the face of such adversity, townships still produce formidable business men and women whom we hold up high as models of resilience, tenacity and excellence,” said Lebogang Maile, MEC for economic, environment, agriculture and rural development.MEC says next year they will push towards the winner going home with a R1million ?? #TEAwards2017— T E Awards (@TEAwards17) April 8, 2017Brand South Africa spoke to the GEP’s Dube.BSA: What is the aim of the TEA?Thenjiwe Dube: The awards are aimed at entrepreneurship development, exposure to market access, and development of competitive mindset. It also encourages entrepreneurs in the townships to move from being labourers and consumers to being black industrialists and manufacturers.BSA: How do the awards work and what are the criteria for entry?TD: There are several requirements for entry. The business should be operating for a minimum of two years. Compliance documents must be up to date. Importantly, entrants must be South African citizens and must display a strong financial performance, based on their turnover and growth, among other criteria.Aphiwe Madikizela (left) of Ama X-Rays is the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Township Entrepreneurship Awards on 8 April 2017. She is pictured with Lebogang Maile, Gauteng MEC of economic, environment, agriculture and rural development.BSA: How have the awards grown since last year?TD: Comparatively speaking, this year, the campaign created a lot of attention as a result of the television reality show TEA Business Battle This was done in partnership with e-TV.We had more than 200 entries last year, and a total of 33 were nominated. The judges followed the 33 nominees at their businesses premises and did the assessment and adjudication.Our focus was on the following sectors: food and beverages; tourism; creative industries; retail and financial; services; manufacturing; transport, automotive and components; construction, building and real estate; social and community; Entrepreneur with a Disability; Youth Entrepreneur of the Year; and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year.BSA: From what areas in Gauteng are the winners?TD: The winners are from five regions of Gauteng.The winnersStart-up Kwa Jerry Fast Food – Heremia MthombeniFood and beverages Goapele Bakery – Lerato Radebe and Itumeleng RadebeTourism Zazas Guesthouse and Spa – Ayanda HermanusRetail and finance Cool Apple Dude – Obedius NkunaServices Ama X-Rays – Aphiwe MadikizelaManufacturing Nambitha Nutritional Products – Sipho MzimbaAgriculture Bright Future Agricultural –Phindi ZwaneTransport, automotive and components Nyembe Waste ManagementConstruction, building and real estate Shirinda Trading and ProjectsCreative industries DV Nhlapo Productions – Daniel Vusi NhlapoSocial and community Ditshiamiso business Enterprise – Lucky Siwela and Lefa MolefeEntrepreneur with a Disability SKS Business Solutions – Petrus ZwaneYouth Entrepreneur of the Year Nambitha Nutritional Products – Sipho MzimbaWoman Entrepreneur of the Year Bright Future Agricultural –Phindi ZwaneEntrepreneur of the Year Ama X-Rays – Aphiwe MadikizelaCommunity Journalist of the Year Linda MnisiLifetime Achievement Award Dr Sam MotsuenyaneWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. In this new-product roundup, I’ll look at a cover for recessed can lights, a new caulk for polyethylene, and several new water-resistive barriers (WRBs) that promise better performance than Tyvek or Typar.A fire-resistant hat for recessed can lightsA Delaware manufacturer named Tenmat is selling an airtight hat for recessed can lights. Tenmat light covers are made from mineral wool; according to the manufacturer, they are fire-resistant.Tenmat covers are installed from the attic. After making a slit in the cover to accommodate the electrical cable, the cover is pushed down to the drywall ceiling. The cover should be glued to the drywall with canned foam or thermal caulk. Needless to say, the slit or hole made for the cable needs to be sealed with housewrap tape or canned foam.Once the Tenmat covers are installed, the ceiling can be insulated with almost any type of insulation, including fiberglass batts, cellulose, or spray polyurethane foam.Tenmat covers come in two sizes: “regular” (9 inches high and 14 inches wide) and “oversized” (10 3/4 inches high and 16 inches wide). Energy Federation Incorporated sells regular size Tenmat covers for $19.65 each.Besides the high price, there’s only one catch to Tenmat covers: the covers can only be used for recessed can fixtures equipped with CFL or LED bulbs. If a homeowner inserts an incandescent or halogen bulb in the fixture, it can overheat.Dow Corning 758 caulkDow Corning has come out with a new caulk that sticks to a great variety of materials, including polyethylene.The new sealant, Dow Corning 758, is a silicone caulk that the manufacturer claims will stick to polyethylene, polypropylene, vinyl, polyolefin housewrap (for example, Typar), peel-and-stick flashing (including Vycor and Tyvek window flashing), and peel-and-stick membrane (including Ice and Water Shield). The broad range of materials to which it… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in
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Inspired by former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards’ complimentary words, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh reacted that he would like to follow the traits of the legendary cricketer in Tests.Richards had on Thursday told Headlines Today that Yuvraj was still one of the most talented cricketers around. He said in modern day cricket it was Yuvraj who evoked fear in bowlers like he (Richards) did during his playing days.”…I’ve mentioned three from the beginning. I would like to say just may be two, Shiva and Yuvraj Singh. These two individuals I believe are destructive enough to destroy or dismantle any attack,” Richards had said.Yuvraj, after watching the interview on Headlines Today, reacted on micro-blogging site Twitter.”Thank you Sir Viv Richards! This is the biggest compliment I’ve ever received! Hopefully one day I can bat like you in Test cricket,” he tweeted.