Entries by Ciaran McKane

O’Neills to further explore US market on trade mission

O’Neills Irish International Sports Company Ltd are aiming to gain a stronger foothold in the US sportswear market when they travel to Philadelphia and Boston this month as part of a joint trade delegation led by Donegal and Derry/Strabane Councils. The Strabane-based sportswear specialists are one of seven companies from both sides of the border […]

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Guildhall hosts glittering sell-out Fashion showcase

Fashion fans flocked to the Guildhall on Saturday evening where a cornucopia of couture awaited as the sell-out annual Fashion Fest show got underway. The Main Hall of the historic building became an autumnal paradise, as the catwalk cascaded with colour in all the hues of the season. The show was a celebration of creativity, […]

Kimosop and McGlynn take the honours as thousands complete Waterside Half Marathon

Ann Marie McGlynn and Kenyan Gideon Kimosop have claimed the respective women’s and men’s titles in the 38th staging of the Waterside Half Marathon, as a record-breaking field of over 2,000 runners took on the challenge of the 13.1 mile course. Strabane’s McGlynn recorded a record-breaking time of 76 minutes and 54 seconds as Jim Corbett claimed the wheelchair honours […]

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UU researchers make step towards self-aware artificial intelligence

Ulster University researchers have developed a pioneering new computational model that could be used by developers to make self-aware machines. The Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC) at the university’s Magee campus has created the world’s first biologically motivated, computational model which can quantify decision uncertainty and explain its effects on change-of-mind during decision-making processing. Numerous […]

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Leading academics, clinicians and industry members gather for 10th TMED conference

Around 250 local and international academics, clinical researchers and members of the Life and Health Sciences industry have attended a prestigious TMED (Translational Medicine) conference in Derry-Londonderry. The event which is now in its 10th year, had a theme of ‘Disruptive innovation in healthcare’, and was opened by Professor Rafael Bengoa, an internationally renowned expert […]

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Terex reveals ‘ambitious growth plans’ as it unveils new £12m facility

Global manufacturer Terex has officially opened its new £12m facility in Campsie, which will create 100 jobs locally. The firm, which makes lifting and material processing solutions, unveiled the 105,000 square foot facility where heavy equipment for Terex Ecotec (waste management and recycling) and mobile conveyors will be manufactured. Speaking at a reception of over […]

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US delegation forges links ahead of trade visit

A high-level delegation from Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development has visited the North West to engage with local companies ahead of a trade mission to the US. During the trip, the representatives met with local businesses and visited Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and CoLab to explore the opportunities for partnership with […]