Delight as Lough Eske Castle Spa is named Best in Ulster

first_imgThere are great celebrations at Lough Eske Castle this week after the CARA Organic Beauty Spa was named as Ulster’s Spa of the Year 2019.The award was announced at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards, which was attended by CARA Organic Beauty Spa Manager Haley O’Neill and Spa Therapist Caitriona O’Donnell, who accepted the prize on behalf of the whole talented team. Established in 2009, the Irish Tatler Spa Awards represent the highest national accolade for Ireland’s best spa and wellness destinations.  The Irish Tatler Spa Awards set industry benchmarks in quality, aiming to encourage and celebrate excellence in Irish spa services and treatments.The Lough Eske Castle CARA Organic Beauty SpaDónal Cox, General Manager of Lough Eske Castle said “We are absolutely delighted for Haley, Caitriona and all the team here at CARA Organic Beauty Spa. “To receive an award like this is a great accolade and a result of the team’s hard work and devotion to all of our guests at CARA Organic Beauty Spa. The spa team work tirelessly to provide our guests with the best treatments and service possible, this great care and attention has been a major contribution to our continued success at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards.”The Thermal Suite at Lough Eske Castle   Delight as Lough Eske Castle Spa is named Best in Ulster was last modified: September 25th, 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:awardscara organic beautyLough Eske CastleSpalast_img read more


Mailbag: will the Sharks reunite Vlasic and Karlsson when they get healthy?

first_imgSUNRISE, Fla. — With two games remaining before All Star Weekend, the Sharks are starting to face some adversity as the injury bug continues to sweep through the blue line.Justin Braun and Radim Simek are back, but Erik Karlsson missed Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lighting with a lower-body injury that nagged him throughout the week. As a result, the Sharks placed Marc-Edouard Vlasic on injured reserve Sunday to recall Jacob Middleton from the AHL Barracuda, giving the squad a seventh …last_img read more


SA, Jamaica eye stronger relations

first_img7 August 2012 President Jacob Zuma says he would like to see increased volumes of trade and investment between South Africa and Jamaica. “We are committed to encourage and facilitate South African companies doing business in Jamaica, resulting in the steady growth in trade and investment between our two countries,” Zuma said on Tuesday. Zuma, who was on a working visit to Jamaica, was speaking following talks with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in Kingston. As a first step towards this goal, the two countries envisage cooperation among universities on joint research projects, and student and academic exchange programmes. A number of additional agreements are being negotiated between the two countries in the fields of science and technology, defence and security, social development, sport and culture, bilateral air services and public works. Zuma said these agreements would serve to foster mutual cooperation, translating into stronger economic, social and developmental relations between the two countries. “The talks are a clear indication of our collective determination to take our relations to higher levels for the mutual benefit of our respective countries,” Zuma said. Currently, the Jamaican and South African governments have waived visa requirements for all South African and Jamaican passport holders to enable nationals to enter each others’ countries for up to 90 days without visas. This provision has facilitated the smooth movement of South Africans and Jamaicans who are engaging in music, education and sport, among other things. Zuma’s visit culminated in his attendance of a grand cultural gala to mark Jamaica’s 50th year of independence from British rule. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more


Helping manufacturers raise their game

first_img23 November 2012 The Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) will be a major boon for South Africa’s manufacturing sector, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said in Pretoria on Wednesday. “One hundred and eighty-seven projects with grant requests of R2.3-billion have been received, and 60 have been approved, with commitments of over R300-million since the launch of the MCEP in May,” Davies said. The programme is a package of incentives designed for established manufacturers, with the aim of promoting competitiveness and ensuring job retention as the country’s manufacturing sector remains fragile. The incentives have been designed to improve the general ability of the South African manufacturing industry to compete against imports and to compete globally in other export markets. “We’re taking a leaf out of the books of the fast-growing emerging economies of Asia, where countries have relied on the manufacturing sector to drive economic growth and introduced strategies to raise competitiveness in their manufacturing sectors,” Davies said.Improving competitiveness The programme is being positioned towards upgrading the competitiveness of relatively labour-intensive and value-adding manufacturing sectors affected by the rand exchange rate, the global economic crisis and electricity cost escalations. “We believe that now is the time for manufacturers to invest in order to emerge much more competitively out of the current period of significant economic uncertainty,” Davies said. MCEP cash grants and concessionary industrial financing facilities, managed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), are available to companies operating in certain key manufacturing industries. The DTI administers five types of production incentive grants: capital investment, green technology and resource efficiency improvement, enterprise-level competitiveness improvement, feasibility studies, and cluster competitiveness improvement. Industrial financing loan facilities, administered by the IDC, offer working capital facilities at a preferential fixed interest rate of 6%. In addition, niche projects identified by the DTI and the IDC that focus on new areas with the potential for job creation, diversification of manufacturing output – which would otherwise not be candidates for commercial or IDC funding – may be eligible for MCEP grants. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more


World Cup schedule is not a problem for Virat

first_imgThe seemingly unending group stage of the upcoming World Cup has attracted some criticism from players like England’s Kevin Pietersen. But for Virat Kohli, the format is not a problem as it allows the teams to plan and comeback if there are any reversals.Virat Kohli”I feel the format now is better than before. Anyhow, it shouldn’t be a problem. When you are playing well, the format of a tournament shouldn’t matter. In this World Cup, all teams will have the chance to plan for every match and also stage a comeback if there any setbacks,” Virat said here on Thursday. “We are well prepared for the World Cup. Playing at home, there will be pressure but we will try to avoid all the outside pressures.”The one factor, though, which will weigh heavily on the minds of the players, would be the spate of injuries that has plagued Team India with just two weeks left for the mega event to begin. Virat, however, refused to brand it as a lapse in fitness management and said it was just a case of bad luck.”Injuries don’t happen intentionally. With the amount of cricket being played nowadays, injuries are bound to happen. Unfortunately, it happened to us at a very wrong time. Just unlucky for us. The injury management is not bad,” he said.The entire nation is hoping that luck would be on India’s side, more so for Sachin Tendulkar, who many feel would be playing his last World Cup. For Virat, a win would be a great gift for India and Sachin.advertisement”We need to win it for India and Sachin. What he has done on the field for the country, I don’t think anyone ever has or will ever be able to replicate. So it will be great if we can win not only for our fans but also for Sachin.”Virat will take the form of the ODI series in South Africa, where he was the most consistent Indian batsmen and seemed at ease on the pact wickets, to the World Cup. Even though the conditions would be vastly different, the Delhi batsman felt that he would have to make quick adjustments for the sub-continent wickets.”In South Africa, I just played on the merit of the ball. I didn’t make any special adjustments. It’s just that my upright stance and back-foot play helped me on those wickets. But coming to India, the wickets will be different and I will have to make quick adjustments,” the 22-year-old said.Decision reviewThe Indian team has not been a big fan of the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) and captain MS Dhoni categorically said he didn’t have full faith in it. But now that the system has been enforced by the ICC for the World Cup, the Indians will have to adapt to it and Virat is confident that the hosts will not be caught off-guard while dealing with it.”We know how the system works. It is going to be the same for everyone and there is no advantage or disadvantage for anyone. Personally, I have no problem with it.”last_img read more