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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Creamline played like the all-star squad that it is, whipping hapless PetroGazz, 25-18, 25-16, 25-13, Sunday night to open its campaign on a smashing note in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Kuttika Kaewpin of Thailand, a returning import with a sledgehammer of an arm, delivered 17 points, while local superstar Alyssa Valdez added 14 for the Cool Smashers as their massive buildup in the off-season bore early fruit.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather planes in, will party in the islands Earlier, PayMaya bested Tacloban, 25-8, 33-31, 25-20, to also jumpstart its bid in the conference.Tess Rountree unloaded 22 points, while Shelby Sullivan added 15 for the High Flyers, who opened up with a spectacular first set only to see the Fighting Warays drag them to a marathon second frame.Grethcel Soltones was the best local for PayMaya with nine points, while Jasmine Nabor and Celine Domingo accounted for six apiece.Jovielyn Prado led the Fighting Warays with 12 points, but Tacloban was doomed by the paltry output of imports Amporn Hyapha and Sasiwimol Sangpan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Creamline also got nine points from new recruit Michelle Gumabao, who was making a seamless back-and-forth shift from her beauty queen duties to volleyball.“We really played well. It was a very good job by the team,” said Kaewpin.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 crownThe Cool Smashers, it seems, still have a lot more to give in their coming games with heavy hitters Risa Sato and Jem Galanza as well as star setter Jia Morado and popular libero Melissa Gohing yet to play their best.Still, that was enough to dominate the rookie Angels, who failed to get the expected numbers from imports Kadi Kullerkann and Anastacia Trach, who accounted for just 11 and five points, respectively. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe Letterkenny-based Sweeney family has carried away the prestigious Donegal Business of the Year Award at the 2011 Enterprising Donegal Business Awards, hosted by Donegal County Enterprise Board, held in the Radisson SAS Hotel today.Their business, the Swilly Group, provides driver training, general training and transport consulting services throughout Ireland.Founded by Noel Sweeney in 1975, the company is now the biggest driving school outside Dublin and the third biggest in the country. The Business Development Award went to John McNamara of Letterkenny-based JB Interactive Mobile Marketing, while the Emerging Business Award went to Rose Blaney of Seascape Spa.The Business Achievement Award went to Sidney McDaid of Letterkenny Skip Hire & Recycling.  Highland Radio took the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Economy and this year’s Innovation Award went to Donal Doherty of Harry’s Bar & Restaurant in Bridgend. John Perry, TD Minster for Small Business, presented the awards during the black-tie dinner event which attracted a huge turnout from the county’s business community.“When you consider the quality of the other companies who were short listed for the awards, we were totally shocked when our name was called out for the overall award” said Brian Sweeney, Managing Director of Swilly Group. “I’m delighted for my parents Noel and Mary, who have worked hard for the past 36 years building the business. We have an excellent team of employees who give us 100% week in week out and we couldn’t have achieved this without their hard work and commitment. They are Paddy Maguire, James Greene, Noreen Toye, Michael McGill, Liam Casey, Don Ponsonby, Susan Wasson, Damian Kerin and Karen Boyle. We also have a large group of part time tutors and training partners who have worked extremely hard for the company and I want to acknowledge their contribution also.”Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board, said“The Sweeney family richly deserve this award.  They have developed a small family business into one that is delivering services across the island.They combine excellent service delivery with an eye for marketing and promotional opportunities, and they devote significant resources to training themselves and their staff to constantly improve their capabilities.”Donegal County Enterprise Board is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union. The Swilly Group was founded by Noel Sweeney in Letterkenny in 1975.  Noel’s wife Mary joined him in the business in the early 90s and now his sons Brian, Stephen and Karl are also actively involved in the business, which employs 14 full-time staff and over 30 part-time and contract staff.The company has expanded across Ireland and Northern Ireland and offers driver training and consulting services for learner drivers, truck and bus drivers, fleet operators and driving instructors.The company’s training unit also delivers IT, health and safety and general business training. Swilly Group opened new offices in Tallaght and Finglas in Dublin in February this year and is about to open a further office in Belfast.Noel also generated a lot of coverage with his YouTube video recorded in December describing how to drive in snow.  The video received over 14,000 views in a few days, with viewers coming from as far afield as New Zealand. Organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board, the Enterprising Donegal Business Awards are an annual event to acknowledge the contribution of local entrepreneurs to the economic and social fabric of the county.Previous winners of Business of the Year award have included Gartan Technologies, DS Environmental Services, Mantis Cranes and North West Aluminium.  Business Development Award winner John McNamara of JB Interactive Mobile Marketing will go on to represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards in Dublin later this year.For further information about the Enterprising Donegal Business Week Awards 2011 contact Donegal County Enterprise Board on 074 9160735 or email ccarroll@donegalenterprise.ie alternatively, you can visit the Donegal County Enterprise Board’s website at www.donegalenterprise.ieEnds.THE SWILLY GROUP SCOOP DONEGAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: April 4th, 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)Tags:donegalNoel SweeneySwilly Grouplast_img read more