A 12-0 spurt in the opening minutes put the Lakers up 20-7 before the game was 4 1/2 minutes old, but the Heat immediately answered with a 17-2 run of their own to go up 24-22.Miami ended the opening quarter leading 36-33. From there, it was all Lakers.Los Angeles scored 21 of the next 25 points to take a 54-40 lead, wound up taking a 73-62 lead into halftime and stretched the margin to 16 on a pair of free throws by Randle midway through the third.From there, the margin was never in doubt. The Lakers went up by 22 in the fourth, and the lead wasn’t trimmed below 13 the rest of the way.TIP-INSLakers: The 73 first-half points was a season high, one more than the Lakers had at Houston on Dec. 31. … The Lakers have won three straight on the road, a season-best. … Channing Frye (appendectomy) was again out. He’s taken one shot since joining the Lakers last month. … This is the Lakers’ fourth different four-game winning streak of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Heat: Derrick Jones Jr. was recalled from Sioux Falls before the game, but his flight through Chicago was delayed and he was inactive. Thursday won’t count toward the 45-day allotment on his two-way contract. … Wade made his first six shots, meaning he was 17 of 23 in a stretch of about seven quarters going back to Saturday.HART’S HANDLakers rookie guard Josh Hart isn’t guaranteed a return this season, now that he’s dealing with a broken bone in his left hand. He was hurt in practice Wednesday, returned to Los Angeles and won’t be evaluated for another 2-3 weeks. “If he is healthy and ready to play with a couple weeks left, then we will get him back on the court,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said.HEAT INJURIESMiami was without guards Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington, both of whom suffered left quadriceps contusions in Tuesday’s win over Philadelphia.UP NEXTLakers: Visit San Antonio on Saturday.Heat: Host Detroit on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Cavs suspend guard J.R Smith 1 game for detrimental conduct It was the most points allowed by the Heat this season.Thomas, whose previous season best was 24, connected on 11 of 20 shots and 6 of 11 3-point tries. Randle had 21 points in the first half for the Lakers, who are 16-7 since an 11-27 start — and at 27-34, have now passed last season’s win total.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 folkDwyane Wade scored 25 points for Miami. Goran Dragic had 19, Justise Winslow scored 17 and Josh Richardson and Bam Adebayo each added 15 for the Heat.There were three big runs in the first half — two of them by the Lakers, who took control quickly, then ceded it briefly before grabbing it again. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas, left, battles for the ball with Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Miami. The Lakers defeated the Heat 131-113. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Isaiah Thomas scored a season-high 29 points, Julius Randle added 25 and the Los Angeles Lakers continued their surge by topping the Miami Heat 131-113 on Thursday night.Brandon Ingram added 19, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 18 and Kyle Kuzma finished with 16 for the Lakers, who won in Miami for the first time since Feb. 10, 2008. The Lakers shot 59 percent and were 16 of 29 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
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Israel considers Jerusalem its “indivisible” capital.Ahead of the game Rajoub had urged Messi not to take part and called on fans to burn shirts bearing his name if he did.Speaking on Wednesday, he thanked the Argentinians for the cancellation, saying he hopes they will win the World Cup.“I think what happened yesterday is a red card from everybody to the Israelis to (get them to) understand that they (only) have a right to organize or play football within their internationally recognised borders,” he said in English, pointing out the final status of Jerusalem is supposed to be the subject of negotiations between the parties.Rajoub laughed off Israeli threats of action, denying there was any intimidation.“The Argentinian Football Association canceled the agreement it signed with the Israelis because it reached the conclusion that this match is a political one.”Israeli media said that late Tuesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Argentine President Mauricio Macri, with whom he has good relations, in an effort to save the match but that Macri had said he was unable to intervene.Netanyahu is currently visiting Europe and his office could not immediately confirm the reports.Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, considered close to Netanyahu, expressed ire at Argentina with its front-page headline: “They surrendered to terrorism: The game against Argentina has been canceled.” Argentina players ‘not willing’ The Palestinians rejected the allegation, saying the Argentinians pulled out of the match as they realized Israel was using their presence for political gain.The encounter was called off on Tuesday after a campaign by the Palestinians following its relocation to Jerusalem.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We are confronting a football terror from the Palestinian Football Association and its president (Jibril Rajoub),” said Rotem Kamer of the Israel Football Association.He accused them of threatening players and their families, without providing any evidence. “From a sporting point of view, I would have preferred to play in Barcelona,” Sampaoli said.Messi is looking to inspire Argentina to victory at the World Cup, having lost in the final four years ago.Israel has not qualified for the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We are seeing it as crossing a red line and we cannot accept it,” Kamer said, adding an official complaint would be sent to world football’s governing body FIFA.The sold-out game in Jerusalem was hotly opposed by Palestinians, who claim the eastern part of the city, occupied and later annexed by Israel, as the capital of their future state.It had originally been scheduled to take place the northern Israeli city of Haifa but was moved after pressure from Israel’s hardline sports minister, Miri Regev.Palestinians were already angered by US President Donald Trump’s transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, which sparked protests in Gaza in which dozens of Palestinians were killed.‘Red card’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 MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said before confirmation of the game’s cancellation that he believed his country’s players had been reluctant to travel to Israel for the match.“As far as I know, the players of the national team were not willing to play the game,” Faurie said.The Argentina squad practiced on Wednesday morning at FC Barcelona’s training ground, just a few hours after the friendly match was called off.“Argentina is seven days from the World Cup. We want to focus on what is really important and which is before us,” a spokesman for the country’s football federation told AFP in Barcelona, where the national team has been training ahead of the start of the tournament in Russia on June 14.The status of Jerusalem, always a key sticking point in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, surged back to center-stage when Trump tore up decades of US policy to recognize it as Israel’s capital in December.The United States shifted its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem in May on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel, in a move met with condemnation from the Palestinians and many of Washington’s international allies.At the same time, Israel has faced fierce criticism over its use of lethal force against Palestinian protesters on the Gaza Strip border with the Jewish state.Israeli troops have killed at least 125 Gazans since March 30, during protests and clashes along the border over the return of Palestinians to land they fled or were expelled from during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.The press in Argentina and Israel reported that the Argentine Football Association was supposed to receive a payment of between two and three million dollars if Messi played.Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli last week aired misgivings about having his players make the trip to Israel, noting he preferred to remain in Barcelona. One more win: Durant lifts Warriors past Cavs for a 3-0 lead in NBA Finals Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi attends a training session at the FC Barcelona ‘Joan Gamper’ sports center in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona, on June 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENAThe Israeli and Palestinian football associations traded accusations Wednesday over the cancellation of a World Cup warm-up match between the Jewish state and Argentina in the disputed city of Jerusalem.Israel accused the Palestinians of “football terror”, saying their threats saw Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his team abandon what would have been Argentina’s final friendly match ahead of the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations
…“that’s what people want to know, where the money going” – Country ManagerCountry Manager of ExxonMobil, Rod Henson, has committed the company – gearing for commercial oil production in 2020 – to the principles of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) with its headquartered in Oslo, Norway.Henson was at the time addressing participants at first ever Guyana EITI outreach workshop held in Corriverton, Berbice, on Saturday at the City Inn Hotel.According to the ExxonMobil Country Representative, Guyana’s participation as an EITI member will promulgate greater transparency and accountability in the oil sector, since the full payments made to Government by ExxonMobil will have to be made public.Government under the EITI mechanism will also be responsible for making its revenue received from ExxonMobil public in order to be verified by international third party auditors.According to the ExxonMobil Country representative, Guyana being an EITI member will hold oil companies operating in Guyana accountable and in fact encourages a level playing field among the competitors.Henson was at the time addressing members the Berbice Community including its Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Members of the Upper Corentyne Chambers of Commerce, Orealla/Siparuta Toshao and other members of the business community.According to the ExxonMobil Country Manager, the core of the EITI mechanism is the reporting of revenues paid and received coupled with reconciliation by international third party assessors.He conceded “that’s what most people want to know, where the money going.”According to Henson, the EITI initiative is good since it encourages transparency and facilitates a better dialogue with civil society, since the public would be in possession of information in relation to payments by the oil companies and monies received by Government – information that can be trusted.Speaking to the benefits of such an initiative, the Country Manager told participants all countries rich and poor requires investments and being a member an EITI country bodes well since it sends a signal to investors that the country is committed to the principles of transparency and accountability.He said too the EITI initiative in fact “lowers our industry risk in this area.”Henson used the occasion to remind that the extractive industry is in fact very capital intensive, with large sums of money being invested hence companies engaged in such activities would require long-term stability.“EITI improves Government accountability and revenues to State… it can be an anti-corruption tool… in general it raises the standard of business.”The ExxonMobil Country Representative was quick to point out that the EITI forum is not where the dialogue between civil society begins since it only supplies factual information that can be trusted, “so that society can use the information to have a dialogue.”The head table during the Guyana EITI outreach workshop held in Corriverton, Berbice on SaturdayHenson also used the occasion during an interactive session to concede the heightened interest in the oil and gas sector but declined to dictate in anyway how the money will be managed by the country since Guyana is a sovereign country.“What will be done with the money, as a company I can’t tell the Government what to do,” according to the ExxonMobil Country Manager.He was quick to point out that ExxonMobil is interested in what obtains since “our reputation depend on it… We know that the oil curse, Dutch disease is a real thing… we don’t want it, we don’t want to look back 20 years on and say Guyana is another example.”Government representative on the GY-EITI Multistakeholder Group, Gillian Pollard, in her contribution to the outreach sought to impress on the participants the level of contribution of the extractive industry to Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product.According to Pollard, mining currently contributes some 30 per cent of Guyana’s national earnings and this figure is slated in exponentially balloon as a result of the imminent commercial production of oil in 2020.“Why not start now to get a handle on this… we need to take our self to a place where we are comfortable with the increases,” she said.The outreach was sponsored in part by the US-based Carter Center, whose country representative, Jason Calder also told participants of the importance of the joining the EITI initiative.He was quick to point out however that EITI does not replace any local laws and further is in fact a voluntary arrangement that is none enforceable since countries cannot be sanctioned but rather delisted from the EITI global initiative.EITI, he said, “is part of a good governance framework.”The Carter Center representative was quick to point out however that making information on revenues and receipts available to citizen is only useful if citizens use that information properly and use their views to bring to bear on the Government.”According to Calder, the EITI process only works if citizens analyse reports adding that this “is the critical role civil society plays in the process.”He point out too that the MSG does not in any way replaces any Government entity or department.“They don’t take over any responsibility but can make advice on how things can be improved.” Under the EITI initiative, the MSG consists of 12 members, with four each selected from Government, civil society and industry.Providing an update on Guyana’s application status to the EITI mechanism, MSG National Coordinator, Dr Rudy Jadoopat who indicated that Guyana is looking to submit its formal application by next month and it is expected that after the Oslo board meets in October, approval will be granted to Guyana.Following presentations by MSG members including civil society representatives, an interactive question and answer segment was occasioned which saw participants engaging panellists on a range of issues including Government plans for the use and management of its oil revenue.
0Shares0000Arsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 25, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 4 – Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette says he turned down Paris Saint-Germain to sign for the English side from Lyon.The France international has made a bright start to his Premier League career with four goals in seven matches, and says he had his mind set on leaving Ligue 1. “We talked to PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go,” Lacazette told RMC Sport. “In France, I would only play for Lyon.“PSG could have helped me progress because of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league.”The Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League standings and undefeated in their last four matches since their 4-0 capitulation against Liverpool.They have also breezed through their early Europa League encounters, and Lacazette says they are valid contenders for both trophies.“I believe in the title, whether in the Premier League or in the Europa League,” he added. “We have a big group, everyone gets along, it’s not always the best that wins.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp refuses to bracket Liverpool with the European greats despite their rich Champions League pedigree © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 11 – Jurgen Klopp admits the clock is ticking on his target of winning a trophy within the first four years of his Liverpool tenure but after eliminating Manchester City he says he dare not dream that it will be the Champions League.The 50-year-old German refuses to contemplate a sixth European crown for the historic club even after they beat the runaway Premier League leaders 5-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final to reach their first Champions League semi-final for a decade. In his first season, Klopp guided Liverpool to the 2016 Europa League final where they lost to Sevilla but he is now contemplating a leap upwards in terms of quality of opposition.“I said (at his unveiling as Liverpool manager) if I sit here in four years probably we won something, otherwise it’s not possible,” Klopp told reporters after the 2-1 second-leg victory over Pep Guardiola’s team on Tuesday.“It’s now two and a half years and I still haven’t won anything so time is running.”Klopp, who guided Borussia Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final where they lost to bitter German rivals Bayern Munich, says it is far too early to claim Liverpool can be the equals of European giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.– ‘We fought for each opportunity’ –Bayern and Real are potential semi-final opponents should they come through their quarter-finals unscathed on Wednesday. And a huge obstacle to all the teams’ chances of lifting the trophy was removed on Tuesday with AS Roma’s miraculous dismantling of Barcelona.“I have absolutely no interest in comparing us. Barca, Bayern, Real Madrid they win everything in the past 20 years,” said Klopp.“You don’t become a winner overnight.”Liverpool do of course have a rich Champions League history, most recently with the miraculous comeback in the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan in Istanbul, although the Italians gained revenge in the final two years later.Klopp says his side are still a work in progress.A big step in that direction has come with his gamble to outlay a world record fee for a defender to acquire Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman has added much-needed defensive solidity.“We can only develop,” said Klopp. “This competition is unbelievably strong.“I don’t care who is in (the draw), we are there and we deserved it and so far we fought for each opportunity to get it and then used it.“That’s what we will do (in the semis) but the other sides are not without their ambitions.”However, the laidback side of Klopp — he admits he finds time to be a bookworm — is reflected in how he felt he would have preferred to have watched the match.“You cannot imagine how much intensity you feel before a game like this,” he said.“Everybody wrote me a message: ‘I will watch the game here, there, I’ll have a beer together with friends’.“I would really like to do that as well sometimes, drink beer and watch a Champions League game. Unfortunately it is all work.”Come May 26 in Kiev he may at last be able to down a beer or three should Liverpool fulfil his personal ambition and restore the term European giants to their name.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Up to 30 new jobs will be created in Letterkenny tomorrow with the opening of the Mr Price discount store.The store will be located at the former McMahons Builders and Providers Store at Ballyraine on the outskirts of the town.The large premises, which was formerly James Johnston and Sons, has been closed for almost four years. However the new store is hoping to breath new life into the premises and attract customers through its doors.Mr Price, which has a number of stores across Ireland, offers household and well-known branded products at discounted prices.The store will open seven days a week and says it will offer shoppers products at the keenest prices.The Mr Price group has signed a long-term lease on the 17,000 square foot premises, suggesting it plans to forge a strong business in the Cathedral Town. Up to 30 jobs to be created tomorrow with opening of new Letterkenny store was last modified: September 7th, 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:bargainsdonegalletterkennyMr Price
All Ferry services to and from Arranmore Island have resumed as normal.Hundreds of people left stranded on Arranmore have finally departed from the Island after being delayed for an extra 24 hours due to a severe storm.A large crowd had descended on the Island for the popular ARRANMOJO Music Festival which took place over the weekend.However, as people prepared to leave, weather conditions worsened yesterday afternoon as Arranmore began to get battered by gale force winds. Local Ferry companies made the decision to suspend the ferry service amid fears over safety.The decision left hundreds of musicians and revellers stranded on the Island for the night.Local spokesman for the Island Jerry Early praised those stranded for their understanding of the situation, he also praised his fellow islanders for the kindness they showed those stranded by not charging them to stay overnight in the B&B’s.Early told Donegal Daily, “I have to thank those stranded for their understanding of the situation, many had work commitments and were keen to get off the Island, but due to the adverse weather it was just too dangerous. “The Ferry companies made the correct decision, it was just far too dangerous to partake in the crossing, as the winds increased and the waves got bigger.“We all rallied around and a special mention must go to those running the B&B’s on the Island for allowing those stranded to stay for free.“It was a great gesture and one that was greatly appreciated by all those who were unfortunately stranded.Early also praised the musicians for turning what was initially a very negative situation into a positive.“A special mention also to the musicians who turned a negative into a positive, they got together and made it a great night. “It wasn’t long before people forgot about the storm, and started enjoying the fantastic entertainment on show, it was a great night.“One person that didn’t seen to upset that he was stranded said to me, ‘Sure there’s no better place in the world to get stuck for the night.As the Island swayed from side to side with the wind, those inside re-enacted the swaying into the early hours.No work on Monday sure what else would you be at. NORMAL FERRY SERVICE RESUMES AS THOSE STRANDED ON ARRANMORE FINALLY DEPART was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arranmore IslandFerry Servicegalesmusic festivalnewsStrandedSuspended serviceweather
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Henrik Zetterberg and Jiri Fischer added empty-net goals, but the Red Wings, who had only 21 shots on goal, didn’t impress all of the Kings. “Our team dominated that hockey game,” Roenick said. “We had more chances to score and we worked harder. But it’s a long season and stuff like this is going to happen. We can’t get frustrated, because we just got stuck on the wrong side of the bounces.” Kings coach Andy Murray didn’t see it quite the same way. “You get what you deserve, and we didn’t score on our chances,” Murray said. “(Detroit’s second and third) goals were goals that shouldn’t have happened.” That’s because Garon’s gaffe on Franzen’s wrist shot was far from the worst play of the night. Given the widespread predictions of their demise, one might have expected to see a stumbling, bumbling mess of a team when the Detroit Red Wings took to the ice Thursday night. Not quite. Although the salary cap has cut their previously bloated payroll nearly in half, the Red Wings remain a force, and the Kings got a first-hand look in a 5-2 loss in front of 18,118 at Staples Center. The Red Wings, who have simply added an influx of young talent to their veteran core, twice lost one-goal leads but scored four third-period goals, two into an empty Kings net. After Jeremy Roenick tied the score 2-2 for the Kings with five minutes remaining, Detroit’s Johan Franzen scored the game-winner 53 seconds later on a relatively innocuous wrist shot from the faceoff circle that beat Kings goaltender Mathieu Garon to the short side for a 3-2 lead. The Kings went on the power play five minutes into the third period of a 1-1 tie, and after the ensuing faceoff, defenseman Joe Corvo brought the puck up ice. Corvo attempted a breakout pass that was picked off by Kirk Maltby, who skated in alone and scored on a wrist shot for a short-handed goal. “You try a backhand pass for 60 feet, it doesn’t make a lot of sense,” Murray said. Most of Murray’s frustration, however, came from the Kings’ inability to finish scoring chances. They failed on all seven power-play chances Thursday and are now two for their past 23 on power plays. “Our power play has to be better,” Roenick said. “It has to help get us back into games.” The Kings never led. Brendan Shanahan gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with 2:15 left in the first period when he took a cross-ice pass from Jason Williams and beat Garon with a one-time shot. Sean Avery tied the score 1-1 three minutes into the second period on a play that started with a long breakout pass to Derek Armstrong, who centered the puck to Avery for a wrist shot. Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Grants of €374,693 paid from the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) in 2014 are providing great support to local businesses in Donegal, according to Junior Minister Joe McHugh.Michael Tunney of the Local Enterprise Board in Donegal.The Local Enterprise Offices are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.The new Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) were launched last year to deliver an improved system of local enterprise supports to start-ups and small businesses across the country.The LEOs provide a ‘first-stop-shop’ for all Government supports for small business in easily accessible locations across the country.Deputy McHugh said “The LEOs form part of the Government’s strategy to spread the recovery to all regions of the country. This comes alongside the Regional Action Plan for Jobs being launched by the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton.“Previously some businesses were considered too large to access supports from City and County Enterprise Boards or as they were not exporting, they did not qualify for Enterprise Ireland supports and so fell between two stools. All categories of business are now benefitting from services provided by the LEOs.“Fine Gael is committed to supporting small and medium businesses that are at the heart of rural communities. Fine Gael’s Standing Up for Small Business campaign engaged closely with small, local businesses while the Standing Up for Rural Ireland campaign which has just been launched, calls for continued investment in rural services, particularly broadband.“The LEOs are a great resource for sole traders, micro businesses and small and medium sized companies seeking information and support on starting or growing a business.”GRANTS OF €374,693 AWARDED TO DONEGAL BUSINESSES BY LOCAL ENETRPRISE OFFICE was last modified: July 17th, 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)