Walt Disney – Masterful Innovator Through Immagination

Walt Disney Bio, Leadership, and Quotes Walt Disney was the co-founder of Walt Disney Productions, one of the most influential motion picture production companies in the world. He was also the creator of the world-famous Disneyland, which attracts over 15 million visitors a year. A Short Biography Born on December 5th, 1901, Walt Disney was the fourth son of Elias and Flora Disney. He developed a love for drawing at a very young age when he was paid to draw a neighbor’s horse. In high school, he was the cartoonist for the school newspaper. He dropped out of high school at 16 and joined the Army where he was an…

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Nelson Mandela – Leadership Which Ended Apartheid

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Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa and was an instrumental figure in ending apartheid. After his term as president, Nelson Mandela went on to become an advocate for social and human rights organizations. A Short Biography Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, a small village in South Africa. He was the first in his family to attend school and it was there that his English teacher gave him the name ‘Nelson.’ His involvement in politics started when the National Party, which supported the apartheid policy of racial segregation, won the elections. Mandela joined the African National Congress party and began actively campaigning against the National Party’s…

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Low Levels of Trust: Irish Business & Government – Edelman Trust Barometer

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Less than 10pc of the general public believes a business or government leader will actually tell the truth when confronted with a difficult issue, according to the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, which was published this morning. The survey also found that both business and government (the system of government rather than a particular administration) in Ireland remain severely distrusted with only one-third of people prepared to say they trust business and slightly less than a quarter trusting the government. Trust in government remained largely stable over the year after rising (15 percentage points) the previous year, according to the survey. Banking (15pc) and financial services (18pc) remain the least trusted industry sectors in Ireland,…

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Entrepreneurs return from EOY CEO retreat in North America

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Over 110 of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs are back in Ireland following last week’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year CEO retreat in Vancouver and Seattle. The retreat, which was attended by this year’s finalists and a number of EOY alumni, was, according to the organisers, “focused on equipping the entrepreneurs in attendance with the building blocks to create a robust global vision for their respective businesses”. “The CEO Retreat exposed our entrepreneurs to visionaries across all walks of life, from the founders of cutting-edge emerging companies to the president and CEO of global aerospace giant Boeing” said Frank O’Keeffe, partner-in-charge of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. “Whether they were artists, politicians…

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End to Voucher Expiry Dates Proposed in New Consumer Legislation

End to Voucher Expiry Dates Proposed in New Consumer Legislation

End to voucher expiry dates and online contract rights proposed in new consumer legislation A ban on expiry dates in gift vouchers and new rights in services and online contracts are among the proposals of new consumer rights legislation being published today for a consultation. According to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton , the legislation represents the most far-reaching reform of consumer law in decades. It is designed to make consumer rights clear to consumers and businesses by replacing the overlapping combination of primary, secondary and European legislation in place currently. It will also give consumers a range of new rights. As well banning expiry dates for gift cards…

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Irish partners awarded €3.3m in EU funding for smart grid trials

Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of ESB; Jerry O’Sullivan, managing director of ESB Networks; and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte

Irish partners awarded €3.3m in EU funding for smart grid trialsPictured: Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of ESB; Jerry O’Sullivan, managing director of ESB Networks; and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte ESB Networks, Intune Networks and TSSG (WIT) have secured €3.3m in EU funding to explore how future internet technologies can be applied to advance smart energy systems. The funding was awarded under the FINESCE smart energy project following a competitive process with other EU states. ESB Networks said the Irish partners were selected on the basis of the potential savings their projects could deliver to consumers across the European Union. The funding for two Irish field trials was…

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TSSG in Waterford Leading Major EU 5G Project

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The Telecommunications, Software, and Systems Group ( TSSG ) at Waterford Institute of Technology is co-ordinating an EU-funded project to help build the global technical infrastructure for a fifth generation (5G) telecommunications network and mobile internet. The 30-month CogNet (Cognitive Networks) project has received almost €6m in EU funding as the only Irish-led project approved under the Horizon 2020-financed, 5G Public, Private Partnership programme (5G-PPP). Current telecom providers have just started the process of rolling out 4G, and 5G is likely to start appearing around 2022. A multinational project, CogNet will develop solutions to provide a highly automated and more intelligent level of network monitoring and management, improve operational and energy…

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Taxback.com’s Terry Clune is Entrepreneur of the Year

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Terry Clune, who established global income tax service firm Taxback.com in 1996, was last night named Ernst &Young; Entrepreneur of the Year at Dublin’s City West Hotel. Taxback.com provides international tax, finance and travel consultancy services to clients in over 100 countries. The company has 600 staff in 17 countries processing 130,000 tax refunds, 30,000 visas and 60,000 international money transfers annually. Taxback.com recently opened an office in Haiti, supported by Denis O’Brien’s company Digicel. From its office in the Digicel building in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, the company’s 24 new staff will provide tax documentation assistance to customers largely in North America. Also featuring in last night’s awards was the Clonmel-based engineering…

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European Movement Ireland marks 60th birthday

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Sixty years ago this week 100 people gathered in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel to establish the Irish Council of the European Movement. As the oldest organisation dealing with European affairs in Ireland over the course of the past 60 years the mission and vision of European Movement Ireland has developed and evolved. Its original objective of advocating for Irish membership of the European Economic Communities (EEC), as the EU was then known, has shifted since 1973 to encompass and reflect the changing priorities of Ireland’s relationship with the EU. In recent years, as this country has experienced seismic economic shifts, European matters have come to the forefront of the Irish national media…

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