Outstanding Donegal woman honoured as Ulster Caregiver of the Year

first_imgA Donegal woman has received an award for the care she gives to local older people through her work at Home Instead Senior Care. Bernie McHugh, from Ardara, was selected as regional winner for Ulster at the Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver of the Year Awards 2019, which took place at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.“Bernie has been part of our team of CAREGivers for more than 10 years now, and she specialises in providing care for clients with physical and sensory challenges. We are so proud to see her hard work and dedication recognised through this award,” said Martin Murphy, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Donegal. Bernie received the award for the consistently high quality of senior care services she delivers to local communities in Donegal. She is regarded as an “outstanding CAREGiver who always goes the extra mile for people”, her colleagues said.Before inviting Bernie to the stage to collect her award, Home Instead Brand Ambassador and former broadcaster Thelma Mansfield described the positive feedback she receives from local health professionals, clients and colleagues.“She has shown complete devotion to her clients and their wellbeing, with one saying that he ‘thinks the world of her’,” said Thelma Mansfield.Home Instead Senior Care is Ireland’s largest provider of private home care services and is also an approved care provider by the HSE. “These awards give us the opportunity to recognise the tireless work that our 4,000-strong team of CAREGivers deliver to clients all over the country, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said Shane Jennings, Director of Franchise Operations at Home Instead Senior Care.“It is only through their hard work and dedication that we can honour our mission, which is to enhance the lives of older people and their families,” said Shane Jennings.Outstanding Donegal woman honoured as Ulster Caregiver of the Year was last modified: June 4th, 2019 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:caregiverhome instead senior carelast_img read more

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Blues will be champions, says Swans boss

first_imgGarry Monk believes Chelsea are already on course for the title.The Swansea City boss saw his side beaten 4-2 at Stamford Bridge after a promising first half and admitted he was not too surprised at the eventual outcome.He said: “I said it before the game, I think they will be there or thereabouts. I think they’ll be champions.“The whole team is packed with world class players that can cause damage to you at any time and that’s obviously why they paid the money that they did to get these players here. We have to take that on the chin.“We did some very good stuff in the first half. We should have really come in with a lead and we were disappointed to concede that goal just before half-time.“I think second half you saw the power and the quality Chelsea had and we couldn’t quite contain them.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Could Judge still force through QPR move with Tractor Boys playing hardball?

first_imgEven though Rangers have completed the signing of former Bournemouth wide man Marc Pugh on a one-year deal, it’s still possible that the Hoops could sign Ipswich playmaker Alan Judge before the closure of the August transfer window. Judge, who made it known to Ipswich boss Paul Lambert that he’d like the chance to talk terms with Rangers, has seen two offers rejected by Ipswich owner Marcus Evans.Evans has previous history when it comes to retaining Town’s top talent, having spurned Leicester City’s advances for David McGoldrick when a £7m bid came calling in 2014. More recently, Bartosz Bialkowski was the subject of a £3.5m bid from Birmingham City for his services after being in the Polish national squad at the 2018 World Cup. The two bids from QPR for Judge were in the region of £250,000 and £450,000 respectively. Considering that Judge is a Republic of Ireland international, it’s understandable that Ipswich found those valuations far too low. The cost of replacing Judge like-for-like in League One would far outweigh those fees.Loftus Road: An ideal switch for Judge – personally and professionallyHowever, it remains to be seen whether Ipswich boss Paul Lambert will be content with having a player on his hands that might not be 100% committed to the cause. It’s well-documented that Judge’s family base is in west London, so a switch to Loftus Road would have made perfect sense for the Irishman from a logistical point of view. From a professional point of view, it would also have enabled Judge to continue playing Championship football.Judge was a key player for Brentford under Mark WarburtonEyebrows were raised when Judge agreed a new two-year contract with Ipswich just a few weeks before the end of last season, when it was almost certain that the Suffolk side would be relegated. In the eyes of the Ipswich supporters, it was a statement from Judge that he was committed to being the centrepiece of Town’s bid to gain promotion back to the second tier at the first attempt. Certainly, most pre-season football tipsters expect Ipswich to be challenging for an immediate return to the Championship, due largely to some savvy signings such as last year’s League Two top scorer, James Norwood from Tranmere.So, with the transfer deadline closing in for Championship teams, it remains to be seen whether Judge and his agent will do anything they can to force a move. Should Judge make an official transfer request, it would certainly leave a bad taste in the mouth among Ipswich supporters. Town were, after all, the club that allowed Judge to regain his form and fitness after struggling to get game time at former employers Brentford. On the flip side, football is a very short career and Judge will fear not playing Championship football again if he and Ipswich fail to bounce back at the end of 2019/20.Becoming an Ipswich outcast would do Judge no favours at allOf course, should Judge throw his toys out of the pram and demand a move publicly – and a deal still doesn’t transpire – the 30-year-old would be left in something of a career limbo. This scenario could see him as an outcast at the training ground, and also have a negative impact on his international career. Bear in mind that Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy has already reassured Judge that playing in League One would be no barrier to his inclusion in the squad and it makes a promotion push with Ipswich a little more attractive than a possible survival battle with QPR.It’s well-documented that Rangers don’t have a very big transfer kitty for boss, Mark Warburton to play with. His latest capture of target man Jordan Hugill will almost certainly have come at the cost of a loan fee. So, unless Judge and his agent could create such unrest that a £500,000 deal would become necessary for Ipswich and Marcus Evans to accept, it seems that the ship has sailed in terms of a reuniting of Warburton and Judge – a duo that enjoyed such success together at Griffin Park. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoNoteableyAfter Bride Found Out Her Fiancé Cheated, She Got Revenge In Front Of All Their Wedding GuestsNoteableyUndoTop Family Mag15 Dog Breeds That Hardly Ever BarkTop Family MagUndoBest BikesTop 10 Most Fastest Cars In The WorldBest BikesUndoHealth & Human ResearchWhat Is The Best Natural Antibiotic?Health & Human ResearchUndoFood Eat SafeThe Foods To Eat To Prevent CancerFood Eat SafeUndoWork From Home | Search AdsWork From Home Jobs Might Actually Surprise YouWork From Home | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

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Vodacom trials location-based ads

first_img2 June 2009Cellular operator Vodacom is currently conducting a trial on a new location-based advertising offering – the first of its kind in South Africa – on its mobile social network, the grid.The trial run is being conducted in partnership with Nando’s, Sportscene, Jay Jays and Cape Town-based pharmacy group Synergy. The ads are delivered within a 10-kilometre radius of the user’s location, making it possible to promote a special offer available at a specific store.“Delivering advertising which is contextually relevant is one of the key goals of any advertising … and we are launching what is likely to be the first in a range of location targeting propositions which form part of Vodacom’s overall location-based services strategy,” Vodacom Mobile Media head Rick Joubert said in a statement last week.Location-specific adsAccording to its website, the grid connects a user’s mobile phone and web browser into a social network that uses cellphone mast triangulation to detect where the user and their friends are and helps users leave notes on the places they go to.When accessing the grid through a web browser on a PC, location-specific banner ads are delivered to a user’s dashboard once logged in. A web-based location targeted ad will tell a user how far they are from the store’s physical location.On mobile phones, the grid Java application delivers location-specific text link ads to a user’s dashboard. Once a user clicks on an ad, they are taken through to the location of that store on a Grid map.Cost-per-clickThe ads are charged on a cost-per-click model, making it affordable and possible for companies and brands to tailor their advertising needs to specific stores or promotions.“The power of location-based advertising is that it suddenly makes something as global as the web incredibly local,” said Joubert, adding that this was a new way of advertising that was more like the livery of a shop-front than an anonymous and arbitrary display of commercial messaging.“It is deeply personal and actionable information.”‘Embodies youth’“Jay Jays is a brand that embodies the on the go lifestyle of the youth,” said Jay Jays merchandise manager Brendan Moran. “Now with LBS advertising, wherever they are, they know where to find us.”Nando’s Western Cape regional manager Gary Matz said his company was always looking for exciting, innovative and relevant ways of promoting the company, which was why location-based advertising caught their attention.“There’s no wastage here, the ad is relevant to the customer down to the nearest street block,” he said. “What better way to spoil our customers, than telling them that the Nando’s down the road is offering something extra special this week?”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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GBA To Go!

first_imgTry out this app for mobile phones. I built it at widgetbox.com using the free site. It will be available for the next couple of weeks at which point, it will either go away or I’ll pony up the cash to buy a subscription.Bookmark this link on your iPhone or Android phone and you’re mobile:http://wbxapp.com/gba-blog-feed if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget(‘3446104f-73c4-4e47-b2b4-dcc1169d8617’); Get the Mobile App Badge widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info)Let us know if you use it, if you would continue to use it, and how it works.Thanks,Danlast_img

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