AN astonishing 500 new jobs are set to be announced this week for Dungloe, Donegal Daily can reveal.The biggest jobs announcement in years will be for the Randox company which is already based there.Randox has already invested in a diagnostic manufacturing and research and development facility in Dungloe where just over 60 people currently work. However we understand the company will unveil ambitious plans on Monday which will see the workforce increased to 550 between now and 2020.Randox Teoranta is an off-shoot of Randox in the North.The new jobs are for highly trained scientists and software engineers and will focus on new diagnostic solutions that will improve healthcare globally.The announcement will include an investment of more than €25M in the next five or six years. It’s understood Údarás na Gaeltachta have been in talks with Randox for months.“This has been a brilliant journey for Údarás and Randox and this is one of the best days for jobs in Donegal in a very long time,” said one source. CELEBRATIONS AS 500 NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED FOR DUNGLOE was last modified: October 20th, 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:500 jobsdonegaldungloejobsrandoxÚdarás na Gaeltachta
11 August 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on student leaders gathered at a United Nations forum in the Republic of Korea to make a difference and actively engage in tackling global challenges such as defeating poverty and creating a more sustainable world. “Help shape our world for the better; help us meet the collective tests of our times; and help the United Nations deliver what the world needs at this crucial moment,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks to the Third Global Model United Nations Conference, held in the city of Incheon. Organized by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), the conference has brought together hundreds of university students from more than 60 countries to simulate the General Assembly plenary and deliberate on economic, social and political issues. The theme for the 10-14 August meeting, the third in a series that were held previously in Geneva and Kuala Lumpur, is Sustainable Development: Advancing Human Progress in Harmony with Nature.“Your experience in this conference will give you a full taste of the complexity of international relations, the intricacies of negotiations among diverse peoples and perspectives, the challenges of achieving consensus and the patience required to win progress,” Mr. Ban told the students.“The United Nations needs your engagement on the challenges that will shape the world you leave to your children,” he said, urging delegates to use the knowledge and skills they gain from the conference to advance UN objectives such as ridding the world of nuclear weapons, tackling climate change and standing up for human beings in crisis. “You are an important part of the solution,” stated Mr. Ban. “The world needs your active engagement. Twenty years from now, my generation will largely have left the scene. You, here today, will stand in our place, very soon.”Also addressing the students today was Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Kiyo Akasaka, who noted that the conference afforded young people a “paramount opportunity” to learn about the complexities of international diplomacy as they work to resolve real world challenges. He said he was confident that their work over the coming days will inspire everyone who is preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – also known as Rio+20 – in June next year.Also today, the Secretary-General spoke to the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the capital, Seoul, and later to a packed audience of school and university students in Incheon. He told the students to look beyond their own borders and to become global citizens.At the Chamber of Commerce, he urged major Korean corporate leaders to help support the work of the UN, and urged the Government to boost its overseas development assistance to be more commensurate with the country’s economic prowess.Tomorrow Mr. Ban will speak to the diplomatic corps and visit the Foreign Ministry. He will also take part in a Korean Red Cross event to help children in Africa and meet the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seoul.
Celebrities and 400 guests experienced an inspiring evening at The Plaza last night, in support of Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit.Ronan Farrow and Thomas RobertsCredit/Copyright: Dia Dipasupil/GettyThe annual Point Honors New York event raises funds for Point’s higher education scholarships, as well as mentoring and leadership programs.Influential journalist Ronan Farrow was presented with the Point Courage Award by MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, himself a past Point honoree. The Point Courage Award recognizes those who have advocated for the future of the LGBTQ and allied community and believe investing in today’s potential will produce a brighter tomorrow. Farrow said:“Being a part of the LGBT community – which recognized that reporting I was doing early on and elevated it, and has been such a stalwart source of support through the sexual assault reporting I did involving survivors who felt equally invisible – that has been an incredible source of strength for me. LGBT people are some of the bravest and most potent change agents and leaders I have encountered, and the most forceful defenders of the vulnerable and voiceless, because they know what it’s like to be there.”Laura Benanti at Point HonorsCredit/Copyright: Dia Dipasupil/GettyActor and singer Laura Benanti was introduced by fellow Broadway star Celia Keenan Bolger, who presented Benanti with the Point Impact Award. The award recognizes an individual making a significant impact on improving the LGBTQ and allied community. Accepting the award, Benanti said:“Now, more than ever, we need organizations like the Point Foundation to support, protect, energize and mobilize those of us who were not born rich, cis, white men…Thank you again for this tremendous honor. I promise to do my best to make an impact for LGBT youth every day.”Actor and musician from FOX’s hit series, “Empire,” Jussie Smollett, performed a set of uplifting songs, while comedian Michelle Collins hosted the festive evening. Additional celebrity attendees included Jason Collins, Tamron Hall, Eileen Kelly, Andrew Kennan-Bolger, Don Lemon, Valerie Smaldone, and others.“The many generous sponsors and supporters Point is fortunate to call friends, all sincerely believe that the source of our nation’s strength and potential is its youth,” said Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Point Foundation. “Everyone joining us tonight, from our honorees to each audience member, is helping Point empower the next generation of leaders our world needs.”Sponsors for Point Honors Presenting: Wells FargoPremiere Sponsors: Cadillac, Hilton, HSBC, Janssen Infection DiseasesPrincipal Sponsors: Merrill Lynch, Time WarnerNational Media Sponsors: The Advocate and Pride.comLocal Media Sponsor: Gay City NewsFriend of Point: Winston Art Group