Jenkins achieves WTF Grandmaster status

first_imgPresident of the Jamaica Taekwondo Federation, Conrad Jenkins, is now the only local Olympic style Taekwondo Grandmaster.On December 7 at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships in Mexico City, president of the WTF, Dr Chungwon Choue, together with Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU) president, Grandmaster Ji Ho Choi, presented Jenkins with his Seventh Dan Black Belt certificate.In addition, on December 9 at the Sala de Armas ( Fencing Olympic Venue), Jenkins and Guillermo Rodriquez of Venezuela were jointly awarded best male referees, while Hee Young Kim of Korea was awarded best female referee. Male and female teams from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Russia,Korea, China, Chinese Taipei, Iran, Ivory Coast, Mexico, USA and Belgium competed at the World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships in Mexico City.President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Mike Fennell, has congratulated Jenkins on achieving “this high distinction” while secretary general of the JOA, Christopher Samuda, remarked that he is not surprised as Jenkins has “consistently demonstrated his pedigree and credentials.”last_img read more

Morales picks up where he left off with another cycling victory

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 She also won the Tri-Sports 51.5 held in Ilocos Norte, also last March and grabbed the podium in the inaugural MusaMan Trt-DavNor 2017, a standard distance triathlon hosted by the provincial government of Davao de Norte, last June.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Morales beat fellow Standard Insurance rider Ronald Oranza at the line in three hours, 42 minutes and 55 seconds after the punishing uphill route covering 137 kilometers.Marcelo Felipe of 7Eleven Cliqq Road Bike Philippines placed third in the race where the winner earned an all-expenses paid trip in the PRU Ride in London in July plus P50,000 in cash prize.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 folkAside from Morales, businessman-sportsman and Standard Insurance chairman Ernesto “Judes” Echauz has also produced a pair of local champions in top-caliber runner Joey delos Reyes in duathlon and long-distance triathlon champion Monica Torres last year.It was also dominating performance last year for the 31-year-old Morales, who ruled the Ontario California Criterium Race in the United States, while emerging champion in the elite division of the 3rd Road Bike Philippines Sual Cycling Challenge in Pangasinan in May.“I can never accomplish these victories without the full support of our sponsor and my teammates,” said Morales, who is aiming for a third straight Ronda Pilipinas title this March. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense With Morales, Oranza and Rudy Roque at the helm, the Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance cycling team had won the Ronda Pilipinas overall individual and team championships four years in a row.On the other hand, Torres, a perennial top local finisher in the Ironman 70.3 Philippines, is a long-time triathlete and duathlon star in the Standard Insurance stable, according to Echauz.“Because of her winnings both locally and internationally in the long distance events that she joins, she has also been regularly recognized by sports media organizations,” said Echauz.Torres topped the Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships—Malaysia 2017, last March.Emmanuel Commendador and Torres, both from the Philippines, dominated the top podium spots for the male and female elite category with a time of 02:48:36 and 03:04:11, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Federer in right space as Aussie Open rivals play catch up Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson On the podium from left to right: Ronald Oranza, Jan Paul Morales and Marcelo Felipe. June Navarro/INQUIRERThere’s no hint that Jan Paul Morales of Standard Insurance would slow down anytime soon.After capturing his second consecutive Ronda Pilipinas individual plum plus a couple of competitive local races last year, Morales ruled the men’s elite road race of the PRU Ride Philippine National Cycling Championships over the weekend in Subic and Bataan.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

Social Cohesion Ministry launches Mash band

first_imgThe Social Cohesion, Culture and Sport Department on Monday launched its Mash band for the 2018 float parade at the ER Burrowes School of Arts.Present at the event was Social Cohesion Minister, with responsibility with culture and sport, Dr George Norton.Social Cohesion Minister, with responsibility with culture and sport, Dr Norton as he inspects the Ministry’s costumes at the Mash band launching on MondaySpeaking to the small gathering, the Minister expressed his enthusiasm about the upcoming celebrations for Guyana’s 48th Republic Anniversary.“I’m looking forward to see what you have out there to display but not only that, I want to be a part of that which you will be displaying, and I’m looking forward to it,” he stated.This year, the band, which was designed by students of the ER Burrowes School of Arts, will be featuring approximately 300 revellers, including a king and a queen. The coordinator of the costumes, Volda Ramsammy, revealed that the band had a simple theme which highlighted the celebration of Guyana.“We have decided to choose our theme based on our national theme, our sub-theme is “celebrating republic 48”, but the reason I have decided to stick to such a simple theme is, because I want to focus and to emphasise on the importance of this celebration,” she said.She added that the costumes featured the national colours of Guyana. The king costume is a vivid representation of the Golden Arrowhead and features national symbols such as the Victoria Regia Lily, the Canje Pheasant and the Cacique Crown.Meanwhile, the queen costume was designed to complement the king. It features a giant hibiscus flower surrounded by local creatures like the hummingbird, which is very popular. It was designed with the intention of showcasing cooperativeness and celebration.When all of these elements are put together, they depict cohesion among the people. The Social Cohesion, Culture and Sport Department will be displaying its float on Republic Day and is confident that it will capture the first prize in the costume category this year.last_img read more

MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON LITANY OF SOCIAL WELFARE FRAUD CHARGES

first_imgA 36-year-old man has appeared in court facing 91 charges relating to social welfare fraud including offences in Letterkenny social welfare offices.Martin McDonagh of 4 Railway Court, Newtownbutler in Co Fermanagh appeared before Harristown District Court this morning. The offences – which amounted to tens of thousands of euro – were committed in post offices across the country including Cavan, Letterkenny, Kells, Ballinamore and Carrickmacross.

Mr McDonagh was remanded in custody to appear at Harristown again on Friday October 14.MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON LITANY OF SOCIAL WELFARE FRAUD CHARGES was last modified: October 7th, 2011 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)last_img read more

REPORT INTO WHAT CAUSED FLOODING AT HOSPITAL MAY NEVER BE MADE PUBLIC – HSE

first_imgA report into what caused Letterkenny General Hospital to be flooded may never be released, the HSE has admitted.A scene from the hospital. donegaldaily.comA press conference to update the ongoing situation at the hospital was held this morning.Paul Connors, the Director of Communications at the HSE, said they are anxious the report now being carried out by a team of civil engineers be made public. But he admitted “We strive to make them public but there are lots of external bodies that may not let us do so.”It is understood that a culvert at the rear of the hospital overflowed sending huge floods of water into the building.Mr Connors added that he did not want to pre-empt what was in that report and said he could not put a timescale on when the report will be ready.Meanwhile manager of the hospital, Sean Murphy, has reveled that while 40% of the footprint of the hospital was damaged, up to 70% of services were affected. However Mr Murphy added that the recovery operation at the hospital was on schedule.A fleet of workmen arrived yesterday to begin work on the renovation of the accident and emergency department which was badly hit by the flood.“We remain on course to the schedule that we drew up last week and contractors are working 24/7 to refit the internal lay-outs to accept the accident and emergency department,” he said.Mr Murphy added that patients are still being sent to Sligo General Hospital, Altnagelvin Hospital and Enniskillen Hospital and he thanked the hospitals for their help.He added that he still could not put a figure on the damage caused but admitted it would be sizeable. He also said he could not put a timeframe on when the hospital would be back to full functionalityThe Director of Clinical Services at the hospital, Dr Paul O’Connor admitted that the damage to the hospital will result in delays for people on surgery waiting lists.At present some surgery is being done at Sligo General Hospital.“Some of the surgery is being diverted but it is inevitable there will be a detrimental affect on waiting lists but we will try to address that in our scope to do so,” he said. REPORT INTO WHAT CAUSED FLOODING AT HOSPITAL MAY NEVER BE MADE PUBLIC – HSE was last modified: August 9th, 2013 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)last_img read more

MAXI CURRAN IS NEW BOSS OF ST EUNAN’S SENIOR TEAM

first_imgMaxi Curran (right) in his days with the Donegal management team.FORMER Donegal senior squad mentor Maxi Curran is the new manager of St Eunan’s senior football team, the club has announced.Following a day of speculation and rumours in Letterkenny, St Eunan’s confirmed the appointment.Maxi brings a great deal of experience to the position having been part of Jim McGuinness’ backroom team between 2010 – 2013 when Donegal won 2 Ulster SFC titles, 1 Ulster U21 title and of course the historic All-Ireland SFC crown won in 2012. He has also managed the Donegal U21’s since 2012 as well as being involved with several club sides both here in Donegal and further afield over the better part of the last decade.Said a club spokesman: “We know that he will bring great expertise to the job and a hunger to do well. Maxi is currently putting together his backroom team and we wish him every success.“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Eamon O’Boyle for his hard work and dedication over the last two years where he delivered another Senior Championship for the club as part of the management team with Michael McGeehin and Brendan Devenney and two All County League Div. 1 titles and we wish him well in the future.”  MAXI CURRAN IS NEW BOSS OF ST EUNAN’S SENIOR TEAM was last modified: January 7th, 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:donegalMaxi Currannew managerSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

ATHLETICS: MOONEY WINS THE LETTERKENNY ST PATRICK’S DAY 5K

first_imgDanny Mooney certainly shook the shamrock as he just came home ahead of Darren McBrearty to win the Letterkenny 5K around the town yesterday.The following is a list of all those who earned their couple of St Patrick’s Day drinks afterwards!Well done to all. St.Patrick’s Day 5k 2015Place Number Name Cat M/F Club Time1 39 Danny Mooney SM m LAC 15:582 331 Darren Mc Brearty SM m LAC 16:03 3 330 Dan King SM m LAC 16:154 388 Aidan Callaghan SM m LK Tri Club 17:055 51 Natasha Adams SW w LAC 17:076 7 Mark Mcbrearty SM w Lifford AC 17:157 290 Kevin Mcgee M40 m Rosses AC 17:19 8 332 Raymond Birch SM m LAC 17:369 314 Michael Black SM m Finn Valley AC 17:4510 362 Sean Mc Fadden SM m LAC 17:4611 87 Garvan Walker SM m Crossfit 17:47 12 66 Gearoid Mc Geehan SM m LAC 17:5213 11 Mark Diver SM m LAC 18:0814 35 Ronan Dorrian SM m Individual 18:1415 349 Aidan Mc Kenna M40 m LAC 18:3416 338 Patrick Keeney SM m Fit-Hub 18:3817 316 Karl Mc Ginley JM m Finn Valley AC 18:4518 343 Sinead Peoples SW w LAC 18:4619 408 Ben Carr JM m Finn Valley AC 18:5120 295 Ben George M40 m LAC 18:5521 41 Paul Dillon SM m Newtown 19:0822 326 Peter O’ Donnell SM m 24-7 19:1923 299 Joe Mc Carthy M50 m Sparta 19:2224 54 Daniel Cullen SM m LAC 19:2325 318 Sean Crossan M50 m Finn Valley AC 19:2426 64 Ciaran O’ Donnell M40 m LAC 19:2727 281 Colly O’donnell M40 m LAC 19:5228 291 John Mcfadden SM m Individual 20:0829 317 Barry Mackey M50 m LAC 20:1130 386 Conor Farrell JM m LAC 20:1731 335 Paul Cosgrove M40 m LAC 20:1932 352 Frances Judge W50 w LAC 20:2033 395 Garvan Mulligan SM m Individual 20:2134 197 Peter Kardos M40 m Individual 20:2335 337 Liam Tinney SM m 24-7 20:3636 130 Brendan Callaghan SM m Individual 20:4937 322 Gary Neely SM M Individual 20:5038 393 Johnny Patterson SM m Individual 20:5239 124 Michael Kelly SM m Individual 20:5440 122 Stephan Roarty SM m Individual 21:0341 294 Michael Galvin M40 m LAC 21:1342 327 Cathal Morrisan M40 m Individual 21:2343 351 Seamus Gallagher M50 m LAC 21:2744 81 Darren Wasson SM m Individual 21:3045 128 Kevin Toner M50 m LAC 21:3146 69 Brian O’ Donnell SM m Individual 21:3747 5 Noeleen Scanlon SW w Individual +48 304 Chris Mcglynn SM m Individual 21:5649 342 Adrian Marsh M40 m Individual 21:5850 16 John Hughes M50 m LAC 21:5951 321 Jessica Gallagher JW w LAC 22:0152 397 Steven Cunningham SM m Individual 22:0653 320 Kiara Fisher SW w Individual 22:2054 345 Ciaran Doherty SM m Fit-Hub 22:3655 315 Shaun O’donnell M50 m Swanlings 22:4056 111 Eoin Sheehy SM m ind 22:4357 325 Robert Mulligan SM m Individual 22:4958 303 Richard Raymond M50 m LAC 22:5359 151 Cormac Nolan M40 m Individual 23:0160 136 Louis Bradley M50 m Individual 23:0261 387 Jim Farrell M50 m LAC 23:1062 333 Justin Mc Cauley SM m Individual 23:1863 360 Paul Sweeney SM m LAC 23:2064 102 Andrea O’carroll SW w Individual 23:2465 340 Terence Quinn M50 m Raphoe 23:2466 341 Raj Mehan SM m Raphoe 23:2667 113 Fintan Sheehy JM m ind 23:2968 323 Noel Moore SM m Swanlings 23:2969 121 Cormac Sheehy JM m ind 23:3070 312 Neil Barrett SM m Fit-Hub 23:4171 353 Brian Doherty SM m Swanlings 23:4372 348 Pat Mc Kenna W40 w LAC 23:4373 313 Eugene Mcginley M50 m Raphoe 23:5474 30 Dympna Barrett SW w Individual 23:5975 1 Mary Sweeney SW w Individual 24:2876 53 Noel Mc Bride SM m Individual 24:2977 296 Jimmy Mc Bride M50 m Individual 24:3478 28 Frank Mcgettigan M50 m Individual 24:3579 334 Tiegan Smith JW w LAC 24:4680 390 Mary Martin W50 w Finn Valley AC 25:1781 401 Markus Russell JM m Individual 25:2382 336 Angela Doran W40 w Individual 25:2583 305 Martin Hilferty SM m Fit-Hub 25:3984 329 Diver M40 m Individual 25:4085 70 Ciaran Mc Hugh SM m Fit-Hub 25:4186 73 Ann Marie Mc Hugh SW w Fit-Hub 25:4187 346 Wendy Goudie SW w Swanlings 25:5088 324 Gary Price SM m Individual 25:5889 45 Shane Mc Donald JM m Individual 25:5990 409 Hayley Ferry SW w Individual 25:5991 123 Willie Mccourt M50 m ind 26:0192 354 Dean Spencer M40 m Individual 26:0493 359 James Browne M40 m Individual 26:1494 15 Paddy Brennan SM m Individual 26:1595 394 Paul Murray SM m Individual 26:1696 21 Corina Murray SW w Individual 26:1697 402 Angela Trimble W40 w Individual 26:2398 125 Bridgeen Doherty SW w Individual 26:2699 68 Marie Meehan SW w Individual 26:27100 19 Amanda Mcgrath SW w LAC 26:34101 339 Megan Quinn SW w Individual 26:44102 396 Ciaran Kelly SM m Individual 26:47103 328 Gerard Mc Clinton SM m Individual 26:49104 129 Gerry Burke M50 m Individual 26:53105 391 Katie Gavin SW w Individual 27:02106 298 Deirdre Mchugh W40 w LAC 27:03107 34 Declan O’donnell SM m Individual 27:12108 399 Shaunna Gallen SW w Individual 27:12109 61 Sam Faulkner SM m Individual 27:19110 106 Anthony Gildea M40 m Individual 27:29111 33 Fidelna Mullaney SW w Individual 27:34112 104 Liam Haughey M50 m Individual 28:07113 392 Grannie Roche SW w Individual 28:11114 347 Dympna Gallagher SW w Fit for Life 28:34115 400 Vanessa Farnan SW w Individual 28:40116 31 Karen Mclaughlin SW w Individual 28:55117 22 Marie Hegarty Brogan SW w Run For Fun 28:58118 135 Mary Bonner W50 w Individual 29:06119 311 Roisin Devine SW w Individual 29:08120 126 Borbala Takacs SW w Individual 29:39121 80 Michaela Galin w LAC122 308 Eileen Pinder w Individual123 319 Orla Gallagher w Individual124 344 Tara Mc Fadden w Fit-Hub125 6 Ella Hegarty w LAC126 91 Eileen Mc Laughlin w Individual127 356 Paul Mc Clafferty m Individual128 177 Fidelma Mcbrearty w Run For Fun129 389 Marian Cullen w Individual130 385 Aideen Mc Groary w Individual131 363 Ella Gallagher w LAC132 307 Noreen Pinder w Individual133 398 Adrienne Kovacs w Individual134 358 Natasha Mc Bride w Individual135 357 Melissa Mc Bride w Individual136 98 Teresa Mc Crodden w Individual137 55 Mark Lafferty m Individual138 56 Kyle Lafferty m Individual139 355 Anne Spencer w Individual140 361 Olivia Wilson w Individual141 364 Dessie Larkin m Individual142 365 Mary Larkin w Individual143 44 Wendy Mc Donald w Individual144 46 Seana Mcdonald w Individual145 302 Lilly Dillion w Individual146 404 Alicia Brady w Individual147 405 Paul Brady m Individual148 293 Greta Mcbride w Individual149 292 Fiona Mcfadden w Individual150 17 Patricia Mcbride w Individual151 18 Guy Barriscale m Individual152 310 Mairead Pinder w Individual153 309 Frank Jnr Pinder m Individual154 306 Frank Pinder m Individual155 77 Mark Galvin m LAC156 57 Rhona Lafferty w Individual157 58 Natalie Lafferty w Individual158 406 Emmet Rushe m Individual159 407 Marie Rushe w Individual160 74 Patricia Galvin w LAC161 75 Anne Deeny w Individual162 127 Vera Sweeney w Individual163 38 Kathleen Mc Daid w IndividualATHLETICS: MOONEY WINS THE LETTERKENNY ST PATRICK’S DAY 5K was last modified: March 18th, 2015 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:5kathleticsletterkennynewsSportlast_img read more

Perth to Joburg seven days a week

first_imgSouth African Airways (SAA) has increased its frequencies to Perth, and now flies non-stop to the Western Australian city every day of the week, up from five days a week previously. SA282 departs Johannesburg on Fridays and Saturdays at 4.20pm and arrives in Perth at 7.30am the following day. SA283 departs Perth on Saturdays and Sundays at 11.20am and arrives in Johannesburg at 5.15pm on the same days. SA280 departs Johannesburg on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 10.15pm and arrives in Perth at 1.25pm on the following days. The return flight SA281 departs Perth on Mondays to Fridays at 11.50pm and arrives in Johannesburg the following days at 5.45am. “The increase in flights on the route is in line with SAA’s strategy of strengthening its route network where there is potential to grow, and to meet market demand,” SAA said in a statement this month. 15 September 2009 ‘Longest serving foreign airline’center_img In addition to the daily Perth flights, SAA has six codeshare flights per week to Sydney operated by its partner, Qantas, bringing the total number of flights offered by SAA out of the Johannesburg to Australia to 13. “In addition, the new schedules provide great connectivity to and from Africa to help the mining and business communities to use SAA’s Johannesburg hub as a major gateway into and out of Africa.” The Australia route is one of SAA’s most popular routes. In November 2009, SAA will celebrate its 52nd year of operations into Perth, and is the longest-serving foreign airline in Western Australia. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Plenty of work ahead for Perdue

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On April 25, George “Sonny” Perdue was sworn in as the 31st Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and he has plenty of work ahead of him.“I am hopeful about USDA. As I meet employees…across USDA it gives me a spirit of optimism that this agency is in good hands and we’ll be well served as we serve not only our producers, our shareholders the taxpayers, but also the consumers who depend on us for a safe food supply,” Perdue said soon after the confirmation. “I am excited to be on the job.”At the top of the agenda is moving forward with the priorities of the Trump Administration.“It has been a great honor and opportunity to work for a president who keeps his promises,” Perdue said. “Rolling back some of the onerous regulations that agriculturalists faced was very important and he’s done that. He’s trying to get a handle on the debt situation as well, really creating a spirit of optimism and hopefulness in this nation that we needed.”Perdue will be facing some tough decisions ahead with a more than 20% budget cut for USDA proposed by the Trump Administration.“I am prepared to defend that budget, although I would prefer it not be that way. But as an American facing a $20 trillion debt with 14 grandchildren, I don’t think it’s my moral responsibility to kick that debt to those 14 grandchildren. So I’m happy. I think that is what [President Trump] talked about in the campaign about fiscal conservatism to get things under control,” Perdue said. “Now a 20% or 21% cut in agriculture, that’s tough, but I governed from 2003 to 2011, which were not the best economic times in America. We devolved about 20% of the budget in that time. We did more with less. That is what we are going to do. We have to get this deficit under control.”Perdue said his policies as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will be guided by four principles. First, he will maximize the ability of the men and women of America’s agriculture and agribusiness sector to create jobs, to produce and sell the foods and fiber that feed and clothe the world, and to reap the earned reward of their labor.Second, he will prioritize customer service every day for American taxpayers and consumers. Third, as Americans expect a safe and secure food supply, USDA will continue to serve in the critical role of ensuring the food we put on the table to feed our families meets the strict safety standards we’ve established. And fourth, Perdue will always remember that America’s agricultural bounty comes directly from the land.last_img read more

Apple Launches Program to Help Small Businesses Move to Mac, iPad, iPhone

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Although it wasn’t announced on stage yesterday when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad 2, Apple has now officially opened JointVenture, a program aimed at helping support small businesses move to Apple products. Apple describes the program as a way to “help you use Mac, iPhone, and iPad to improve the way your business runs.” The program operates much like the Apple’s “Genius Bars” located inside its retail stores, except that, in this case, the technical support and training is oriented to small businesses installation and usage.The program starts at $499 a year when bought with a new Mac and includes support for up to five systems (although you can add more for $99 a pop). The service includes assistance with installation and data transfer, company training, and support. The latter is key here to making businesses feel comfortable making the switch to Apple products, I’d argue, and the JointVenture service includes access to “Genius” support by phone as well as in-store. Even more compelling is the offer of a loaner computer if yours is in the shop.The popularity of the iPhone and iPad for consumers is already prompting many businesses to explore ways to adopt and support Apple devices in the workplace. By launching the JointVenture program, it’s clear that Apple wants to be able to make a strong play to deliver the businesses the technology – for phones, tablets and personal computers. Tags:#biz#tips Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img audrey watters Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more