GAA's star scholars
Five GAA inter-county players have been awarded scholarships to study at the Dublin City University Business School as part of the Gaelic Players' Association (GPA) Player Development Programme.
Leitrim footballer Rob Lowe and former Fermanagh player Chris Breen have been granted GPA/DCU scholarship places on the Executive MBA programme in DCU, widely recognised as the degree of choice for rising executives with ambitions to become leaders in the business world. Kilkenny's Richie Hogan and Roscommon's David Keenan have also been awarded scholarships.
WIND FIRM SEALS DEAL
AN Irish company has clinched a deal to sell wind turbines worth more than €15m to one of Italy's leading suppliers of electricity from green sources – opening the way to future co-operation between Ireland and Italy in the development of renewable energies.
C&F Green Energy, based in Galway, will ship the first of the 60kw turbines to Graziella Green Power during the first quarter of 2014, and the full consignment is expected to be delivered by the middle of the following year.
NEARLY 50 years after launching its affordable sports car, Ford is unveiling a global redesign of the Mustang to try to improve the US carmaker's image and spur sales of its more expensive models.
Top Ford executives fanned out across six cities yesterday to take the wraps off the 2015 Mustang. The car was shown in Dearborn, Michigan, Shanghai, Sydney, Barcelona, New York and Los Angeles. This will be the first Mustang sold in Europe and Asia.
CASH CARD WARNING
JPMorgan Chase & Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July.
JPMorgan said it detected that its web servers used by its site www.ucard.chase.com had been breached in the middle of September. It then fixed the issue and reported it to law enforcement.
A story on the results of Hawk-Eye Innovations incorrectly said that the system was used to correct a score initially given wide by the umpires in the All-Ireland hurling replay between Cork and Clare last September. In fact, the score was referred to Hawk-Eye by the umpire.