Month: November 2012

Rhondda author, Denis Scot publishes new book

Denis Scott, formally of the Rhondda,has had his  first book published. Its title is “A Sacred Sanction”. It is available on Buybooksontheweb.com in Hard Cover, Soft Cover and also on EBook format. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million are some of the fine book stores that carry the book. It tells the story of one man’s defense of his wife and home against four home invaders from New York. The home, owner, Byron Breen  lives with his wife Caitlin in an age restricted retirement village in the lush country of Central New Jersey. In the sexual attack on Caitlin, she undergoes a...

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O’brien continues to grow with new Director

Gareth Francis has joined chartered accountants O’brien & Partners as the firm continues its expansion. Gareth, who has a wealth of experience in the SME sector in Wales, becomes a Director of the Treforest-based firm. Having qualified with Deloitte in Wales, he has worked on the audits of a wide range of companies and organisations, including manufacturing, retail, construction and the service sector, including charities and Not-for-Profit making organisations. “My aim has always been to help my clients make best use of the information produced in the audit process, interpreting it and making their operations more efficient and robust,...

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‘touchtennis’ serves up a new way to play

Up to 200 students are expected to take part in a special pre-Christmas tennis tournament for a new version of the game, described as tennis’ answer to Twenty-20 cricket. The winter-themed event at Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club on December 12 will introduce players from Cardiff University to “touchtennis”, a new shorter form of the game, which is making the sport more accessible and achievable to players of all abilities. “touchtennis has been described as tennis’ version of Twenty-20 cricket or 5-a-side football,” said Simon Clarke, of Tennis Wales, who is organising the tournament. “It’s a much shorter form of the game and can be played anywhere and by anyone – a match can be completed in minutes if that suits the players. With softer balls and a smaller court, it’s not about strength and power – it’s more about deft touches and clever stroke-play. The rallies last a lot longer which provides a very exciting platform for people to experience the game of tennis” Tennis Wales will be encouraging more uptake of touch tennis around Wales in 2013 and hosting some major events to raise the profile of the game. The Cardiff event is aimed at student players and will run from 2.30pm to 5pm. Mince pies and mulled wine will be available, and spectators are welcome. “touchtennis has started to gain a foothold in Wales, and this event...

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Melissa Warren to represent the Makers Guide Wales

At the end of this week, Melissa Warren will be representing www.makersguildinwales.org.uk, whose home is Craft in The Bay in Cardiff Bay, at the 3rd event “Made By Hand” at Tredegar House, near Newport. www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk Jewellers Rauni Higson and Mandy Nash will be on the same stand. “Made By Hand” showcases the work of many of the most exciting applied artists and makers in the UK, including a good Welsh representation. There are also workshops and demonstrations, it is a day experience, entry is £6, bookable in advance if desired, see the webiste above. Opening times 11-5.00 Fri, 10.-5.00...

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Community website RhonddaCynonTaff.com re-launches

Community website RhonddaCynonTaff.com has recently relaunched after a cyber attack. The website, born several years ago was one of the first and original community website for the Rhondda Cynon Taff area. Since then it has undergone several changes and had it’s fair share of ups and down. After a recent Cyber Attack which saw the website going offline, it was decided it was time to completely re-launch the website with a brand new look and...

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