Olympic Torch relay gets Pelé’s approval

first_imgReaching the town of Santos on 22 July, the torch was passed to the “king of football” himself at the Pelé Museum.The three-time world champion appeared on the balcony, displaying his Medal of the Olympic Order from the International Olympic Committee.”I want to thank you because not everyone has this opportunity,” Pelé said. “Let’s go Brazil!”Before reaching Santos, the relay passed through the town of Itu, where Rogério de Brito, former Olympic boxer who started out collecting paper from the streets, was among the torchbearers.“I started with athletics but it was through boxing that I travelled the world and saw myself among the best,” he said.“I never imagined I could reach the Games but I ended up competing in two.”Diving coach Fernando Ribeiro, who competed at Melbourne 1956, also carried the torch through the town while Magic Paula, one of Brazilian basketball’s legends, took the flame through Jundiaí.“I thought I had lived through everything but I was thrilled again,” Paula said.“I started crying when I got off the bus. I started playing basketball in earnest here in Jundiaí and it was here that I was called up for the national team. It means a lot to carry the flame here.”On Friday, 22 July, the relay took to the skies above São Vicente on the town’s famous cable car before silver medalist judoka Leandro Guilheiro received a standing ovation as he carried the torch through Vila Belmiro.Meanwhile, shooter Felipe Wu took a day off from preparations for Rio 2016 to carry the torch in Guarujá.“The key is repetition. I believe in my chances of getting a medal for Brazil,” he said.Passing through Guarulhos, São Caetano do Sul and Santo André en route to São Bernardo do Campo on 23 July, the torch was carried by some of the biggest names in Brazil’s Olympic team.Arthur Zanetti, Olympic and world champion on the rings, was the first Latin American to win an Olympic gold in any of the artistic gymnastic disciplines.And Diego Hipolito, who was the only Brazilian artistic gymnast at Beijing 2008, carried the torch in São Bernardo do Campo.Along the route, there were sports activities and cultural performances for the public before the flame arrived in São Paulo city, the last state capital before Rio de Janeiro.Crowds gathered to welcome the flame at the Ipiranga museum, before passing the monument to Brazilian independence.Known as the Neymar of archery and silver medalist at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Marcus Vinícius d’Almeida, 18, was one of the athletes to carry the torch through the city and he had only one thing on his mind.“Our group has one target: do the best. And our best has a great chance of winning a medal,” he said.“Now, with 12 days to go, the emotion is going. Archery has to be prepared to do the best and get a good result for Brazil.”The Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay has three Presenting Partners: Worldwide TOP Partner Coca-Cola, which continues its longstanding support for Olympic torch relays, and local Partners Bradesco and Nissan. For further information, please visit the Rio 2016 website.last_img read more

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365 goals in six days of daCosta Cup – Top teams begin to make their move

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: A total of 365 goals were scored in week one of the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW daCosta Cup football competition, with the fancied schools already beginning to show their clout, while those of lesser quality continue staking a claim in their bid to wear the ‘upsetters’ tag for this year. Lennon High have scored 13 goals so far, the most by any school, with marquee teams such as defending champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) 12 goals and Vere Technical 11 goals occupying the next two places. Teammates Romeo Wright and Jovoney Brown of STETHS have each scored four goals (hat-tricks included) to lead the scorers’ table. Also with four goals are two Vere Tech players, David Duckworth and Ronaldo Thomas. Michael Heaven of Cornwall College has three. STETHS, along with last year’s defeated finalists Dinthill Technical and several other teams including a host of former winners including the Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis-coached Clarendon College, Rusea’s, the always dangerous Glenmuir, Vere Technical, Godfrey Stewart and Cornwall College all seemed primed for making a deep run into the next stage of the competition. BELOW THE RADAR Then there are those flying just below the radar in the likes of Lennon, Manchester, Spalding, Petersfield, Paul Bogle, Frome Technical, Kemps Hill and Garvey Maceo, anyone of which could become real threats this year. Each has looked good so far, with the competition’s second week about to get underway this afternoon with a full slate of matches scheduled. Here is how they actually stand in each zone after week one. Zone A: Cornwall College (six points) lead on goal difference over second place St James High (6). Green Pond (4) and Irwin (1) are next, while Maldon and Anchovy remain without a point at this stage. Zone B: Frome (3) lead on goal difference over Rusea’s (3), Green Island and Knockalva High are yet to log points. Zone C: Herbert Morrison (5), after three matches, lead Spot Valley (4), Cedric Titus (4), Muschett (4), William Knibb (2) and Holland (1). Zone D: Petersfield (6) lead on goal difference over Godfrey Stewart (6), Little London (5), Grange Hill (4), Manning’s (4) and Maud McLeod yet to secure a point. Zone E: STETHS (6) lead on goal difference over Lacovia (6), Munro (1), Newell (1), Maggotty and Black River yet to score a point. Zone F: Manchester (6) lead on goal difference over BB Coke (6), Mile Gully (6), Belair, DeCarteret and Cross Keys without any points at this stage. Zone G: Spalding (9) lead over Holmwood (6), Christiana (3), Bellefield (3), Alston (3) and May Day High (3). Zone H: Lennon (6) lead on goal difference ahead of Clarendon College (6), Edwin Allen (3), Thompson Town (3), Knox and Claud McKay (0) point. Zone I: Marcus Garvey (6), Steer Town (4), A. Gallimore (3), Browns Town (3), York Castle (1) and Ocho Rios (0) point. Zone J: Iona High (6), Horace Clarke (5), Tacky High (5), St. Mary High (4), Brimmervale (2) and St. Mary Tech (1). Zone K: Dinthill (6) lead ahead of Ewarton (6), McGrath (3), Charlemont (1), Guys Hill (1) and Bog Walk (0) point. Zone L: Port Antonio (6), lead on goal difference over Fair Prospect (6), Oracabessa (3), Titchfield and Happy Grove (0) points. Zone M: Glenmuir (6) lead on goal difference over Garvey Maceo (6), Denbigh (6), Foga Road, Porus and Winston Jones are yet to log a point. Zone N: Vere Tech (6) lead on goal difference over Kemps Hill (6), Central High (3), Old Harbour (3), Bustamante (1) and Tacius Golding (1). Zone O: Paul Bogle (9), Seaforth (7), Robert Lightbourne (6), Morant Bay (2), St. Thomas Tech (1) and Yallahs (0) point.last_img read more

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Twice the Pain, It was bad enough watching her sister slowly die. But nothing…

first_imgMiriam Kamara had always wanted a family of her own. After meeting her boyfriend and finally finding the love that she fantasized about; Miriam was ready to have their first child together.Unfortunately, her elder sister Satta, who supported her financially, was diagnosed with stomach cancer.“My sister suffered before and after she was diagnosed. There was no medicine to take away her pain,” Miriam stated.Satta ran a cook shop that Miriam was able to use to feed her family and also buy things for her expected child.“The cook shop pretty much fed our entire household, and also helped in sending all of my sisters to school,” Miriam added.After falling sick, Satta and her family were told by every hospital they visited that she had only three months to live.Sattah eventually died in July of 2013 amongst all of her relatives who dearly loved her, just as the doctor had predicted.“My sisters death hurt my entire family, and even divided a lot of us,”According to Miriam, her sister’s husband decided to take another wife months after the late Sattah’s death. Instead of finding a new location to take Bendu, his newly-wed, he moved her into the house Sattah and himself had built together.“That hurt our family a lot, and because of that, we decided not to speak to her at all. And almost everyday we had arguments and fights. Malice,” Miriam said.Furthermore, Miriam and her boyfriend had decided that they both would keep distance from Bendu, who had a family of her own living in the house.According to Bendu, the Kamara family despised her not because she married their late sister’s husband, but because they felt Bendu was the cause of Sattah’s death.“They say I played witch to have my husband to myself, and poisoned Sattah. Cancer is a white man’s sickness, it had nothing to do with African sign,” she defended.Meanwhile, Miriam was well into her six-month pregnancy when Sattah passed, and struggled to take care of herself while no one else seemed to care.“It was hard going for check-ups at the local clinic and identifying certain things about my health that only Sattah understood. She had 10 children before she passed away and knew a lot about pregnancy,” Miriam sadly added.As for Miriam’s boyfriend Malachi, he was unemployed and hardly stayed at home. Being a native of Sierra Leone, he spent all of his time trying to blend in with the Liberian culture and people.“I love my girlfriend, but this is my first time really being in love and living with a woman. There are things I don’t know and still need to learn,” he admitted.Miriam had reached into her last month of pregnancy and began staying indoors all day. She had no one to turn to for advice in what to do when her delivery time were to come. At that time, no one in the house was speaking to one another.According to her cousin who asked not to be named, Miriam made the decision of not talking to anyone in her yard.“She kept away from all of us and that’s bad, especially when you’re pregnant. We didn’t even know if she was in labor or not,” her cousin added.In October of 2014, at around 11pm, Miriam felt an unexpected pain in her groin area. Instead of waking Malachi who was asleep in the same room, Miriam managed to wrap the new lappa the late Sattah had given to her, in panic.“I was so confused from the pain, and thought I would die. I wasn’t thinking straight at the time, but could hear Sattah’s voice in my head telling me to go to the mid-wife she had taken me to before she died,” Miriam recalled.According to Miriam, after managing to get dressed and grabbing a few extra things, she silently but with a struggle, managed to leave the house.“I can’t recall how I managed to make it to the other side of the community, but I remember bending over the whole time as I walked. As I got closer to the streets, I couldn’t see any cars or anything because by then curfew had already set in,” she remembered.Miriam says she fought to decide her next move while sitting on the edge of the sidewalk, and that’s when she realized she was in labor.“I could feel a large bone or something between my legs, and at the same time I wasn’t able to walk again. So I decided to crawl across the street because the mid wife’s house was on the other side of the street. Not too far away,” she narrated.What happened next is very graphic and upsetting.According to Miriam, she did breathing exercises that she was told to do if she were to ever enter labor. And as she crawled slowly from off the sidewalk unto the street, she could feel her baby coming out of her vagina.“I cried very loudly but no one came to my rescue, and then I saw it. Bright lights coming from down the street. I thought it was an ambulance that someone had called for me, so I gradually crawled back to get closer to the sidewalk. I didn’t know that I had pushed the baby all the way out until the car lights came closer,”With a loud crushing sound, the head and parts of the newborn baby’s body was mashed completely flat by the moving vehicle. The car never made an attempt to stop to ask the crying mother her problem, but instead took speed.“ I screamed and screamed when I realized that a baby – my baby – was lying in front of me covered in blood. A man came out of his house to see my problem, and that’s when he took the lappa from in my plastic bag and started spreading it over the baby’s parts,”Meanwhile, Miriam’s family is stunned and sad at her situation and has been gradually consoling her, for she has refused to eat for days.While weeks have passed since the accident, the family has begun to speak out and make aware those in their community of the dangers of not communicating.“What happened to Miriam happened because we all cut off speech, we should have been there for her. The sight of the blood and things in the street that morning frightened everyone, and we’re sad she had to experience that,” added Malachi.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CBL Governor Patray’s Senate Confirmation Statement Provides Much Food for Thought But Unanswered Questions…

first_imgOn July 4, during his confirmation hearings before the Liberian Senate, newly appointed Central Bank Governor told the Senate that Liberians should wait for the unfolding of the comprehensive set of economic policies from the Technical Economic Management Team (TEMT), before drawing any conclusions about the direction in which the economy is headed.The Daily Observer has since patiently waited for a few weeks following Governor Patray’s appearance before the Senate during his confirmation hearings. The wait was underpinned by the Daily Observer’s implicit trust in the promise that by now the GoL would have submitted its comprehensive policies to the nation and to our international partners.More so, Mr. Paltry himself advised the Liberian Senate and the general public to wait for the comprehensive policies to be submitted by Technical Economic Management Team (TEMT) by the President George Weah because “…many of the goals…” he “…mentioned above may not be consistent with each other.”Interestingly, two senior cabinet Ministers, Mr. Mobutu Nyepan, Minister of Public Works and Mr. Eugene Nagbe, Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, at their August 1, 2018 Press Conference, emphasized that the priority of the Pro-poor government was “road connectivity,” thereby implying that agricultural programs would be secondary to road connections.This view is in contrast to that of Governor Patray’s. The Executive Governor had earlier indicated that the priority program was agriculture. He stated that, “If we should ensure a sustainable growth and development of our economy, we will need to review our current economic strategy in terms of reducing our reliance on the enclave sector and move towards the agricultural and manufacturing sectors, in order to create more jobs for our people.”This newspaper agrees with the Executive Governor that agriculture should be the priority area of focus. However, seeking $1 billion from our International Partners such as the World Bank, US$536 million from Eton and US$420 million from EBOMAF just for road construction would leave little or no borrowing space to get the resources needed to finance agriculture.To the best of available information, there is no study to support the view that spending $2 billion or the anticipated $4 billion on “Road Connectivity” would generate the needed economic activity. Should we however proceed on the assumption that road connectivity leads to the creation of other economic activities, we find it difficult to explain why there is a serious deficit in food production in areas with good road connectivity.There are, for example, a limited number of economic activities within and around communities located along the paved roads from Monrovia, Montserrado County through Kakata City, Margibi County and through Gbarnga City, Bong County and Ganta, Nimba County. Similarly we find that there are no meaningful economic activities carried out by residents along the roads going from Monrovia, Montserrado County to Bo Waterside, Grand Cape Mount County.Also, too, we see increasing migration to urban cities such as Ganta, Nimba County; Kakata, Margibi County; Harper City, Maryland County; etc. all because people are lured by illusions of prosperity in the cities away from the back breaking toil associated with life in the rural areas. Nowadays, many youths of this country display great reluctance to help their parents produce food as they once did prior to the fourteen-year civil war.Additionally most residents in Lofa County, for example, do not have the required resources to maximize productivity to the extent that it would create quantity and quality of jobs needed to boost the Liberian economy. From the evidence there is not much to suggest heightened economic activity in Liberia.In 2015, for example an international organization used a sample of 2,000 plus businesses registered within Liberia in a survey to understand the economic activity in Liberia. Many of those businesses were located within Monsterrado County, 170 located in Nimba County, 130 within Bong County, 70 within Grand Bassa County, 14 within Grand Gedeh County 13 within Grand Cape Mount County, 1 in Gbarpolu County, etc.Moreover, the recent 2017 report by the Central Bank of Liberia on loan portfolios of the commercial banks in Liberia shows that a little over 10% of the loan portfolio was allocated to manufacturing, while about seventy percent plus was allocated to trade and construction of houses.A major problem however, is the excess amount of Liberian dollars in circulation and to address it, Governor Patray recommends that the “Central Bank of Liberia issues bonds in the amount of L$6 billion or US$40 million equivalent, to help mop up excess liquidity in the banking system and by extension ensure broad exchange rate stability.”But the Governor surprisingly failed to state just how Liberia will repay the US$40 million debt since the source of the recently announced US$25 million to be used in stabilizing the economy has not been disclosed. Neither did he explain how Liberia will achieve what he called “…Balance of trade (to seek a reasonable overall balance with the rest of the world in international trade and financial transactions).”Similarly the Governor did not explain how the GoL proposes to “bring about equitable distribution of income (that is to ensure that no group of Liberians faces stark poverty while others enjoy extreme luxury) nor did he explain how GoL proposes to “provide economic security (security for those who are for those who are ill, disabled, handicapped, laid off, aged, or unable to earn minimal level of income).”Additionally, the Governor did not explain how the CBL proposes to achieve its goal to ensure economic stability by focusing on “concrete steps such as periodic intervention in the foreign exchange market through open market operations, that is, the sale or purchase of securities to withdraw or inject liquidity into the system.”This newspaper has, on previous occasions, reported that members of the business community including commercial banks, were displaying strong reluctance to honor monetary transactions with the CBL because it has failed to honor its pledges or commitments. This was confirmed by the IMF report (18/172) of June 8, 2018.Moreover, even if the business community were to have a change of heart, has Liberia developed its money market which should include the active trading of securities such as stocks, bonds, mortgage-backed securities, alternative investments, etc.? How many public corporations (local and, or foreign corporations) within the Liberian money market that are selling, buying securities or trading securities on the behalf of investors?How will the CBL effectuate another monetary program that Mr. Patray indicated in his proposal? He proposed that the CBL offers “…special directive basically to instruct commercial banks, when necessary, to apply a certain percentage of their loan portfolio in certain sector of the economy (e.g., agricultural sector).”The Daily Observer is however unsure whether the decision to be made, if ever, by investors to borrow money to invest in trade, manufacturing, real estate, etc. can be usurped by the commercial banks or the government of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Pomeroon GM nabbed with ganja

first_imgA 39-year-old general manager of a mining company in the Lower Pomeroon, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was arrested by Police after he was found with a quantity of cannabis.According to information received, Police responded to a report made by a resident that the man was discharging his firearm at Grant Maureen’so Dale, Pomeroon River.Police then visited the premises where a search was conducted. A black plastic bag containing leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis was found. The cannabis was unearthed next to a root of a sucker plant on the man’s farm land in the vicinity of his home.Police have since said he was told of the offence and admitted ownership, after which he was taken to the Charity Police Station where the prohibited substance was weighed and amounted to 163 grams. He will be arraigned shortly for the offence.last_img read more

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Guyanese prepare for Mash celebrations 2019 with unity in mind

first_imgAs the much anticipated and exuberant Republic Day is celebrated, the citizens of Guyana have highs hopes for unification.Thousands of Guyanese are expected to flock the city streets to witness the colourful costume and float parade. This year’s celebration is themed “Celebrate Mash 49 with victory in mind – rediscovering El Dorado”.Guyana Times caught up with some very excited persons in the capital city on Friday, who disclosed their plans to be a part of the massive Mashramani parade, as well as their expectations of seeing an abundance of unity while on the streets.One enthusiastic citizen, who asked not be named, remarked that her favourite part of the Republic’s Day celebrations is seeing the cooperation and unity among the different races in Guyana.“My favourite thing about this Guyanese celebration is seeing everybody coming together; different races celebrating that day. In this Mash I expect to see more activities with the children and even the adults taking part, and different Ministries in the Government” she said.Meanwhile, other persons related their plans to spend quality time with their friends and family at home, but nevertheless expressed excitement for the event. One passerby stated, “I like the Mash holiday, it’s a lot of excitement and it’s an exposure to the lil youths that are coming up today, I feel something good about this event”.Guyana will be celebrating 49 years of being a Republican nation and numerous events were planned and executed to usher in this year’s festivity.These include the Children’s Mashramani and Float Parade, as well as the Soca, Chutney, Calypso Monarch competitions and others.The anxious Guyanese population will be up for a treat, as the various Ministries, including the Education Ministry and the Social Cohesion Ministry, as well as the People’s Progressive Party Civic participate in this year’s massive float parade which will enroute through the streets of Georgetown, displaying the creativity and talents of Guyana’s people in the form of floats and stylish costumes.last_img read more

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World Bank approved local content specialist contract – Energy Director

first_imgThe contracting of British local content specialist, Dr Michael Warner to help Guyana with its local content framework has been defended by Department of Energy Director, Dr Mark Bynoe, who has noted that Warner was appointed with the backing of the World Bank.Local content consultant, Dr Michael WarnerWarner is presently the Director for Local Content reporting, Sustainable Business Group of the DAI Global. It was DAI Global that helped to launch and then manage ExxonMobil’s Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD) based in Guyana.At a press conference on Friday, Dr Bynoe was asked about Warner considering his links with Exxon. But Dr Bynoe expressed confidence in the specialist and the services he would provide.“He is not an ExxonMobil specialist,” Dr Bynoe clarified. “He’s a local content specialist, whose expertise has been used by a multiplicity of entities, inclusive of ExxonMobil. Guyana is utilising his services.“And we have hired him based on a competitive process where, like other consultants, he had the opportunity to have his CV (Curriculum Vitae) submitted to us. It was sent to the World Bank, who’s financing this project. And we’re confident that we are getting value for money.”In February of this year, it was announced that a contract to the tune of over US$100,000 was awarded to Dr Warner for individual consultancy services to the State pertaining to the oil and gas sector.This was one of several contracts that had been approved by the Government. The local content specialist has also presented on Guyana’s own draft Local Content Policy, where he gave it positive reviews.It had previously been announced that the Department of Energy was collaborating with the Private Sector in order to draft the Local Content Policy. A draft Local Content Policy created by the Government has previously been criticised for lacking provisions which would safeguard against exploitation by companies.This was especially since there have been complaints from local companies of them being bypassed for contracts and services, with foreign companies being favoured. This has been countered by observers noting the lack of capacity among local companies for certain services, something that must be built over time.The document did not cater for issues such as how to avoid procurement fraud, conflict of interest and favouritism. According to the draft local content framework document, the policy seeks to address the suite of opportunities that may arise.It had also addressed the approaches to be taken in selecting and developing opportunities related to enhancing the capabilities of Guyanese nationals and businesses through training and well-tailored social contributions for greater impact and benefits among others.The initial draft, after being released, was unfavourably critiqued by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-sponsored report. According to the report, Guyana’s draft was missing critical parts of generally accepted local content principles. For one, the report stated that the draft policy did not contain concrete targets or performance metrics.Former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin had announced last year that the second review of the Local Content Policy is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.last_img read more

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Deadline Day Brentford signing admits to nervous wait before late move from Shrewsbury

first_img1 Ryan Woods Brentford’s last-minute signing Ryan Woods endured a nervous summer waiting for his move from Shrewsbury to be completed.The midfielder, generously known in the lower leagues as the ‘Ginger Pirlo’, was involved in negotiations throughout the window but only signed on the dotted line in its final hours.“I was pleased to hear that a club like Brentford wanted me,” said the 21-year-old. “I had a good season last year and have carried that on that form and it’s caught the eye and I’m over the moon.“It’s a nervous time for you because you want things to get done sooner rather than later so you can concentrate on playing football.“It’s been a long winded process but I’m pleased to finally have it all done and can’t wait to get going.”last_img read more

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‘GALFEE’ TO GIVE IT A GO AT THE OASIS!

first_imgHe was one of the best-known restaurateurs in Co Donegal in recent years.His brand ‘Galfees’ became of the most respected and reliable in eating circles.Now Convoy man James Gallagher is back with a bang. The well-known chef has taken over the old Oasis Bar at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre and looks set to turn it into a mecca for hungry office staff and the general public.Donegal Daily couldn’t track down the Convoy man with the larger-than-life laugh and the passion for fast motorbikes when looking for a quote.But we wish him well in his new venture and promise to call in for a bowl of free soup in the not-too-distant future.  ‘GALFEE’ TO GIVE IT A GO AT THE OASIS! was last modified: October 14th, 2012 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:GalfeesJames GallagherOasislast_img read more

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KELLY’S TOYOTA ‘REGISTER’ THEIR DELIGHT WITH MOST 142 REGISTRATIONS

first_imgKelly’s Toyota are delighted that Toyota has once again proved the most popular in the new 142 registration period with 58 new registrations. It is the best-selling marque in Donegal in 2014 with 14.5% market share and the continued success of the brand proves its reliability, value and popularity among our customers.According to SIMI the official provider of statistics in the Irish Motor Industry, Toyota leads the way in Donegal with 298 registrations for the year to date, followed by Volkswagen with 262 and KIA with 211. For the new period – July 14, Toyota had 58 registrations, Volkswagen 58 and Hyundai 51.Toyota models occupy 4 of the Top 10 spots in Donegal at the end of July with the Auris leading the way followed by the Corolla, Rav 4 & Yaris.The new Rav 4 and Corolla have proved extremely popular in 2014 among our customers, with the new Rav 4 available from just €299 per month there has never been a better time to buy.Toyota has picked up many accolades in the last year, the most recent of which was last week when they were voted the joint number one manufacturer topping two key categories in the 2014 Which? Car Survey. The Auris winning the category of most reliable medium sized car under three years old, while Verso earned the title of most reliable MPV under three years old.Late last year an independent study revealed that Toyota cars were No 1 in Ireland for retaining their value longer that other car brands.When it comes to buying a new car, the assessment of true value goes well beyond the initial retail price.People need to consider not only the day to day running costs, but also the total cost of ownership – including what the value of their car is when it comes time to change it.Toyota have recently launched a huge number of new models into the Irish market including all-new Corolla, Rav4, Prius+, Verso and Auris Touring Sports, and now have the widest and newest line of car models available from any manufacturer in Ireland. The good news is they are soon to be joined by the new Aygo and Yaris which are expected in September.It’s not too late to order your new car, call into our showrooms in Mountcharles & Letterkenny where our sales staff will be happy to discuss your needs.Your 142 Toyota is waiting for you.KELLY’S TOYOTA ‘REGISTER’ THEIR DELIGHT WITH MOST 142 REGISTRATIONS was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDonegal 142 registrationsFeaturesKelly’s ToyotanewsNoticeslast_img read more

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