Sadness at passing of Ballybofey businessman Liam Foy

first_imgFoy & Company founder Liam Foy of Creggan, Ballybofey has sadly passed away.Mr Foy died suddenly at Letterkenny University Hospital on Tuesday.A much-respected and well-liked businessman, Mr Foy and his wife Ann first established their home interiors store in Ballybofey in 1981. Foy & Company expanded to Letterkenny in 1996 and remains of Donegal’s best known home interiors stores.Through this lifetime career, Mr Foy had a large interest and influence on local business, supporting local community causes and providing employment in both the Twin Towns and in Letterkenny. Foy & Company remains a family-run store which prides itself on customer service and quality.The Foy & Company Family and StaffCllr Patrick McGowan led the tributes to Mr Foy, saying that his passing has come as a shock to the Finn Valley and Donegal community. “I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to Ann and the Foy family,” Cllr McGowan said.“Liam was a main figure you see around Ballybofey and Stranorlar. He was one of those people that makes a town.“The Foy family are very well known and a long-established business family in the town.“I am shocked and saddened at the loss.“Liam was a very approachable and very friendly man. He had a very nice demeanour about him. He was a gentleman.”Cllr McGowan also acknowledged Mr Foy’s dedication to the local Chamber and the community. He said: “Foy & Company would give sponsorship to many groups over the years. Community groups look to our local businesses for support and, in that way, they are the lifeblood of the town.“Liam was a big supporter of the Chamber of Commerce. You can always count on a member of the family to turn up at meetings. If there was a challenge or if something new was coming to the town, they were always represented and supportive.“In that way, Liam had a big influence in the Chamber and the rest of the community. He will be greatly missed,” Cllr McGowan said.Mr Foy is survived by his wife Ann and their children Eamon, Tony, Colin, Nuala and David. Very deeply regretted and sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughter, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours and many friends.Remains reposing at his home on Wednesday, July 24th, from 7 p.m.Funeral leaving his home on Friday, July 26th, at 10.15 a.m. for Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Sessiaghoneill at 11 a.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard.The House is Private at the request of the deceased, family and friends are welcome.Sadness at passing of Ballybofey businessman Liam Foy was last modified: August 1st, 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)last_img read more

Glitzy Captain’s Dinner planned

first_imgA prestigious dinner will be held to honourSouth African football team captainAaron Mokoena. (Image: www.safa.net) MEDIA CONTACTS • Edith Venter The Captains Dinner +27 11 783 5887 +27 83 700 0399 INFO@THECAPTAINSDINNER.COM RELATED ARTICLES • A brief history of Bafana Bafana • Football – South Africa style • Football in South Africa • 2010 Fifa World Cup stadiumsNosimilo RamelaSouth Africa’s national football squad captain Aaron Mokoena will be honoured at a high-profile dinner in Johannesburg on 7 June. The event will also help to raise funds for Mokoena’s charity foundation, and wish his team well for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The Aaron Mokoena Foundation, which will host the The Captains Dinner, was founded in May 2008 and uses football as a medium to teach children about healthy living and the importance of education, with the hope of developing them into successful sportsmen and women.“I believe football and sport are a fundamental part of the education of all young people,” said Mokoena. “I believe that all young people should have an opportunity to take part in a range of sporting activities. Participation is important in itself, but football and sport can also develop important values and attributes.”Well-known South African and international public figures from the world of sports, entertainment, government and business will attend the black-tie dinner, which will involve a cocktail reception, dinner, after-party and auctionThe entertainment line-up includes top South African performers such as Hugh Masekela and local R&B artist Danny K.“I am delighted to be able to host this event, which will profile and raise funds for the work undertaken by my foundation. It will be a great night,” said Mokoena.With the dinner being held just days before World Cup kick-off on 11 June, it’ll offer the ideal opportunity to wish national team Bafana Bafana well for the month-long tournament. The team have been drawn into Group A to face Mexico, France and Uruguay.Young championMokoena’s illustrious captaincy of Bafana Bafana will also be celebrated on the night.In 1999, at just 17, Mokoena was called to play for the national squad, making him Bafana Bafana’s youngest member ever. He still holds this record today. “To play for my country is a great honour. To be called up at 17 was a dream come true and I could not have been more proud,” he said.As captain, Mokoena has received the most caps in the history of the team. On the 30th May, he got his 100th cap during the team’s international friendly game against Guatemala. “In September 2009 I achieved a record of 50 caps as captain. I am all too aware of my responsibilities as captain of Bafana Bafana and understand my role as a leader who must motivate, encourage, and enthuse my fellow teammates,” he said.“The year 2010 is the most important time in our nation’s history, when the eyes of the world are on South Africa as we host the 2010 Fifa World Cup. It is an exciting time to be a South African and it is an important time to be focused in order to deliver on the field at the biggest football show on earth.”  Mokoena has also led a successful football career in Europe, playing for teams such as Bayer Leverkusen, Ajax Amsterdam, Genk and Blackburn Rovers. He is currently the team captain for English Premiership club Portsmouth.last_img read more

Apple Hiring a Team to Build “the Future of Cloud Services”

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#news Related Posts A new job posting on the Apple website indicates the company is looking for the position of “Cloud Systems Software Engineer.” The job, first discovered by Apple Insider, is a full-time job at the company’s Cupertino campus.Apple says it’s looking for an engineer “who has built high-performance, scalable and extensible systems.” That engineer will join the team that is building “the future of cloud services at Apple!” That exclamation is from the original posting, which in a nod perhaps to some of the questions raised by our Mike Melanson about what exactly constitutes “the cloud” has now been expunged of all cloudy references, replaced with the word “Web.” Of course, the name change is more likely a response from the super-secretive Apple. Indeed, the listing – in either its original or altered form – gives very little detail about what Apple is up to with “the future of cloud services.” Or the future of Web services, as the case may be. Of course, Apple has offered “cloud services” for quite some time via MobileMe. But there has been much speculation, including a story in The Wall Street Journal, that the company will launch an enhanced version of MobileMe this year that will include cloud storage for photos, music, videos and so on. According to those reports, an updated MobileMe would give users the option to stream their digital content to their iPhones and iPads, eliminating the need for local memory on those devices.With the recent launch of the Amazon Cloud Drive and its ability to stream music, both Apple and Google are certainly feeling the pressure to make a similar service available. Image via Apple Insider audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Co rues dwindling number of Mapua players due to injuries

first_imgMapua takes a 12-day breather before facing JRU on August 22. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAs if Mapua’s roster couldn’t get any more depleted, coach Atoy Co had to face another wave of bad news as top guys Andoy Estrella and Leo Gabo fell to injuries prior to the Cardinals’ game against San Beda on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ebondo, Scorpions move on from tough semis Game 1 loss Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Unfortunately, they got injured in our practice. Wala na nga akong players, nai-injure pa (I no longer have any players, and even the ones I have still get injured),” the PBA legend rued as his rotation dwindled down to just eight men.Estrella has been the Cardinals’ leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists, while Gabo, who was still able to play minimal minutes in the game, has been netting 10.8 markers, 3.2 boards, and 3.4 dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStill in disbelief with the turn of events, Co shared that it was disastrous practice session on Thursday for his Mapua squad.“Gabo got (his ankle) sprained when he landed in our scrimmage. Andoy inadvertently pushed one of his teammates and (Almel) Orquina landed on his knee. He didn’t hear any pop, but after that, he had a hard time walking,” he said. MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Co suspected that Estrella suffered an MCL injury, as he kept his team’s leading scorer off of Mapua’s game on Friday. Gabo, meanwhile, fought through the pain but could only muster two points in the four minutes he played in the game.Their absence were truly felt in the Cardinals’ 66-55 loss to the Red Lions, which sent them to their fifth straight defeat and further down the cellar at 1-6.Though Co got a huge boost in the emergence of Christian Bunag, who racked an eye-popping 20 points and 18 rebounds, the mentor knows that won’t be enough as he hopes to get more surprises from his line-up.“From the start of the season, all I wanted is to have a good showing, not necessarily winning. Winning is a bonus. But I always tell them that we will play good basketball,” he said.“We have to play good basketball, disciplined basketball, take the open shot and not the hurried shot. There are losses that are still good shows. It’s basketball, there will be winners and there will be losers. It’s just that we lack the manpower.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more