Strong Donegal contingent at BT Young Scientist and Technology show

first_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Strong Donegal contingent at BT Young Scientist and Technology show By News Highland – January 9, 2013 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleMan appears in court in connection to Donegal child rape chargesNext articleSenator calls for more resources to tackle Donegal ‘crime wave’ News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Pinterest News Judging begins this afternoon at the BT Young Scientist and Technology show.In its 49th year, the competition received over 4,000 entries – an increase of 24 percent on last year.The show, at the RDS in Dublin, opens to the public tomorrow.The projects cover a vast array of topics from the theoretical to the practical.There is a huge contingent of Donegal students taking part, a full list of entrants is available in PDF form HERElast_img read more

Greencore reports revenue growth and year expectations

first_imgGreencore Group has recorded revenue of £310.5m from its convenience food division, 8.7% higher than the prior year on a reported basis.Convenience sales were up 9.3% on a like-for-like basis, according to an interim statement, reporting on the third quarter (13 weeks ending 27 June).The Greencore Group reported that it had seen “continued good revenue growth – on track to deliver adjusted earnings per share (EPS) in line with expectations”.According to the statement, the grocery market remained challenging, but the food-to-go market was “buoyant”, owing partly to growth in small store formats. The company hailed “activity with several key customers” as the reason the Greencore Group outperformed in the food-to-go market.The group sold its foodservice desserts business, Ministry of Cake, last May for an upfront cash consideration of £8m and deferred consideration of up to £3m. It is still a major producer of celebration cakes, as part of its grocery sector.last_img read more

Despite New York City billboard, SU cross country team attempts to stay grounded

first_imgAfter winning back-to-back Big East championships, the Syracuse men’s cross country team is enjoying its celebrity status as SU prepares for the NCAA Northeast Regional this weekend. Celebrity that comes with a billboard in the middle of Times Square. During the weekend, that billboard was put up in Times Square to congratulate the team on its efforts, showing a picture of SU holding its championship banner. American Eagle Outfitters sponsored the event and put up the display that was more than 30 stories high. Although the company will be doing the same throughout the year for other Big East champions, SU is the first. ‘It was kind of surprising,’ SU head coach Chris Fox said. ‘We had heard that the Big East was putting something together for Times Square, but we didn’t know it would be on that grand of a scale. Taking up half of a building is kind of cool.’ Fox said he isn’t letting the extra exposure affect his team’s focus, as the Orange has an important week ahead of it. Fox is making sure his team will be rested and mentally focused as it looks to repeat as regional champions again.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘We have to go there and still do the job so you can get to nationals,’ Fox said. Redshirt freshman Sean Keefe is happy his program is finally getting the recognition he feels it deserves, but he is also content on staying motivated and finishing the season strong. ‘After Big East, a lot of us were pretty worn out,’ Keefe said. ‘But last week we had a pretty good week of training, and it gave us one last chance to get ready before regionals and nationals.’ Keefe said he understands the importance of the next couple of days, as success at week’s end will be just another example of how the program is evolving. ‘It’s kind of been like a changing of the guard this year because we lost some good seniors last year,’ Keefe said. ‘The team is pretty young, but we are starting to mature as a whole.’ After last season’s debacle at nationals, the team has had the dates of its next two meets circled on its calendar for months. With regionals being the final stop before it lines up next to the best teams in the country, junior runner Pat Dupont recognizes the magnitude of the moment. Training has been switched up this year. So has the team’s mentality. All with the goal of more than a billboard in mind. The team wants success at nationals instead. ‘I think we’re in a real good place right now,’ Dupont said. ‘This year we adjusted our training a little bit so that we could run faster later in the season. Last year it was all about getting to nationals, and this year it’s about running well when we get there.’ And after the billboard graced midtown-Manhattan, when the team gathered for practice on Monday afternoon, all eyes were focused on the SU coach. Following the recognition of a billboard in the heart of New York City over the weekend, Fox gave the Orange some inspirational yet down-to-earth words to chew on before SU rests up for this weekend. ‘These guys stay motivated because this is the time of year we train for,’ Fox said. ‘This is kind of like our bowl season, so if you’re not motivated now, you shouldn’t do the sport.’ [email protected] Published on November 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more