Picture The Donald bald!

first_imgImagine The Donald – without the hair. It could become reality, thanks to World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon. On April 1, he and Donald Trump will each have a wrestler compete on his behalf in the “Battle of the Billionaires” at WrestleMania 23 in Detroit – the WWE’s biggest annual pay-per-view event. If Umaga beats Bobby Lashley, McMahon will give Trump what some might call a long-overdue buzz. If Lashley, Trump’s rep, wins, McMahon will sport a new look. Trump, the real estate mogul and star of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” knows his ‘do isn’t popular with some fans. “A lot of people want to see it shaved,” he told The Associated Press in a phone interview from his New York office. “I do get criticized, there’s no question about it, although I’ve never had any problem with it. It certainly has seemed to work.” Trump deserves to be humiliated, McMahon said during an interview. “Hopefully, I have really dull scissors so I can yank the rest of it out that I can’t cut,” McMahon said. “But I may be surprised how much Mother Nature has already beaten me to the punch. I won’t know that until I start cutting.” McMahon credited Bonnie Hammer, president of USA and Sci-Fi networks, with the idea to get Trump involved in WrestleMania. “Donald Trump, to a certain extent, represents a great deal of Americana,” McMahon said. “He’s larger than life, which really fits into what the WWE is.” Trump, 60, was hesitant to participate. He said McMahon, 61, persuaded him by making a “sizable” donation to charity. Both Trump and McMahon will donate their checks, an amount McMahon said should exceed $5 million. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Last day to register for Spark Women’s Leadership Conference

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registration ends today for the Spark Women’s Leadership ConferenceThe two day conference at the Pomeroy Hotel is set for May 18 and 19.  The conference invites any female working, managing, or leading in small and large business, municipal, provincial or federal government, education, tourism and hospitality, energy sector, or home based businesses to come attend.Six concurrent sessions, two plenary sessions, two keynote speakers, and a lot more is in store at the Pomeroy Hotel.- Advertisement -The first keynote, Christopher Flett, who is the frontrunner behind the women’s leadership program Ghost CEO.  External Relations Director with LNG Canada Susannah Pierce was voted one of the 50 Most Influential Women in BC in 2015 will be the second keynote speaker.To learn more about the conference or to register visit www.sharingthespark.comlast_img read more

Mourinho admits Man City superiority, targets second

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is targeting a second-placed finish in the Premier League © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 6 – Jose Mourinho said he will not hide from the obvious gulf between his side and champions-elect Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s eagerly anticipated derby meeting at the Etihad.Victory for Pep Guardiola’s side would seal the Spaniard’s first Premier League title after a season of dominance over their rivals. It would open up a 19-point gap between the two Manchester clubs and leave City on course to set a new record for the largest ever title-winning margin, currently held by United’s 1999-2000 team, who won the league by 18 points.Mourinho was uncharacteristically taciturn ahead of the game, refusing to discuss a number of topics, although he did confess that he will not try and talk down City’s obvious superiority in the league table.“My motivation is to finish second,” he told reporters on Friday. “I still have the motivation of finishing top four, mathematically it is not done. It is a good distance but not done mathematically.“So that’s the first objective but after that I don’t hide. In practical terms and to continue into next season especially, to finish second, third or fourth is exactly the same — you don’t win the title but qualify for the Champions League group stage.“But I prefer to finish third to fourth and I prefer second to third. We have been second for many, many months, it is our objective to fight for that and for that we need points.”Mourinho was in a sour mood ahead of the derby and refused even to discuss what he might have learned from Liverpool’s hugely impressive 3-0 victory over the champions-in-waiting in the Champions League this week.“I’m not a pundit, I’m not going to comment on the game,” he said, also declining to comment on whether, or where, City deserve to be ranked among the all-time best Premier League teams.“It is not for me to say that, it is for you to say that,” he said. “You see the number of points we have and it is easy to go to the record books and see that with the number of points we have, we would normally be in the fight for the title.“But we are not because City have a very good number of points that makes it very, very difficult for the team that is second to fight for the title, which we are not in this moment.”Mourinho did offer an interesting exchange when it was pointed out that he had beaten City this season — in the competition to sign striker Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal — and he was asked if that suggested United were more attractive to players than City.“Are we?” replied Mourinho. “That’s your opinion. It’s your opinion…. I don’t know, I have no idea if they were interested (in Sanchez) or not. I’ve no idea.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MILFORD GAA CLUB HOSTING A ST STEPHEN’S DAY EXILES GAME

first_img*Dinner Dance*Our dinner dance this year will take place on Sunday 27th of December in Mulroy Woods. Tickets are €25 for a four course meal and music will be provided by the excellent Sean Gallagher. With the Minors and Seniors both having successful years it is a night not to be missed! The Senior, Ladies and Minor team awards will also be presented on the night. The evening is set to be a fun filled night and the Club is advising everyone to grab their tickets and have the entire club represented on the night. Tickets can be got from any of the Club Executive. *St Stephens Day Exiles Match*After the great craic that was had last year the Club is holding another Exiles match this St Stephens day. Last year saw over 50 players togging out and it was great to see old friends that are currently scattered all thoughout the country and across the globe get together for a great days entertainment and catch up with each other. The exiles took the trophy last year and will no doubt be looking to show they still have it! There will also be a veterans match featuring the Junior Championship winning side of 1990. Should be a great days fun, throw in at 1pm. Hope to see you there.*Orders for Club Gear*Agnes Ryan will be available at the clubhouse on Sat 12th December from 6 to 7pm to distribute club gear that members have ordered for Christmas, can they please make arrangements to collect it at that time.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 6-15-22-24. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35 each. Sharon Orr and Joe& Bernie O’Donnell. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,540. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169 *Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2015 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2015 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751MILFORD GAA CLUB HOSTING A ST STEPHEN’S DAY EXILES GAME was last modified: December 8th, 2015 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:GAAMilfordSportlast_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES JUST FALL SHORT IN ULSTER SEMI-FINAL BATTLE WITH ARMAGH

first_imgDonegal’s EIlish WardDONEGAL’S Ladies couldn’t make it three-in-a-row for the county in gaelic football today, losing by six points to Armagh in Lisnaskea.Davy McLaughlin’s young team – he only took over 10 weeks ago – did Donegal proud though, and were ahead of the Orchard County at the break in the Ulster Senior Ladies Championship semi-final.But Armagh, on the back of an unbeaten run to the National Division 3 title, powered ahead at the end and had just too much for Donegal, winning on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-09. Armagh head to Omagh for the final on July 6 to take on Monaghan who saw off Cavan in a one-sided affair in the other semi-final 5-14 to 1-05.Donegal now go into the All-Ireland qualifiers. DONEGAL LADIES JUST FALL SHORT IN ULSTER SEMI-FINAL BATTLE WITH ARMAGH was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:armaghdonegal ladiesLisnaskeasemi-finallast_img read more

DOUBLE JOY FOR SHAUN KELLY AS HE GETS SET TO BEGIN NEW CHAPTER AT DERRY CITY

first_imgProud dad Shaun Kelly holding his son Luca who was born last week.Shaun Kelly pictured here for Limerick, said the offer to join Derry City was too good to turn down.Shaun Kelly put pen to paper with Derry City yesterday, and in doing so completed one of the most whirlwind weeks he’s unlikely to ever experience again.Last Saturday morning, Kelly became a father for the first time, when his partner Niamh Leonard gave birth to baby Luca.However, Kelly didn’t know what the future lay for him and his young family, as there was on-going negotiations taking place between Limerick and Derry City regarding the future of the 25-year-old full-back from Killybegs. Peter Hutton was desperate to sign Kelly while new Limerick manager Martin Russell was desperate to hold on to the services of the talented defender.Kelly had made his intentions clear to Limerick that he wanted to sign for Derry City.Kelly told Donegal Daily, “I was going to sign a pre-contract with Derry for next season, but I asked Limerick would they let me go now with the baby on the way.“I made my intentions clear to Limerick representatives, and I have to say they were fantastic, they were fully understanding of my reasons for wanting to leave now as oppose to the end of the season. “It’s life changing enough becoming a father for the first time, but not knowing if you are going to be staying in Limerick or moving to Derry was difficult, but thankfully it’s all been sorted.Kelly has established himself as one of the best right-backs in the League of Ireland over the last number of years.The former Heart of Midlothian youth player, has played with Dundalk, Galway and Limerick since returning from Edinburgh in 2009.Kelly was a pivotal factor in helping Limrick return to the Premier Division, and was a hugely popular player with the clubs supporters.Kelly has said he’s sad to leave Limerick, but the opportunity to play for Derry City was too good to turn down. “I had three great years at Limerick, and winning the First Division title was something I’ll never forget, but when I knew Derry were interested, I knew I had to go.“They’re a massive club, and have a huge following of loyal supporters, they expect to be challenging for top honours every season and the ambition of the club excited me.“I spoke to Peter, and I immediately liked what he had to say when he spoke about the targets of the club.“I have massive respect for him, for what he has achieved in the game and I’m looking forward to working with him. Kelly and his girlfriend Niamh and little baby Luca are expected to move from Limerick today and settle into their new surroundings in Derry.The move in many ways is ideal for Kelly and his partner as there now obviously much closer to home being based in Derry.“It’s a great move for me professionally, but also personally.“We’re close to home, and it’s a much shorter commute form Derry to Killybegs than Limerick to Killybegs, so it’s a great move for all of us.Kelly will begin training with his team mates later this week, and is just raring to get going.“As I’ve said they’re a top club, with top players, it’s a great challenge for me and I can’t wait to get started.DOUBLE JOY FOR SHAUN KELLY AS HE GETS SET TO BEGIN NEW CHAPTER AT DERRY CITY was last modified: July 28th, 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:derry cityHome-page SportKillybegsLimericknewsShaun Kellylast_img read more

Letterkenny rape victim to meet with DPP over attacker’s appeal

first_imgRape survivor Dominique Meehan is to meet with the Director of Public Prosecutions today (Monday) to discuss her attacker’s appeal.The 26-year-old Letterkenny woman was sexually assaulted at a gaming convention in 2015.Rapist Keith Hearne from Allenton Drive, Tallaght has appealed the severity of his jail term after he was sentenced to 12 years for rape and false imprisonment. The case is due to come before the Court of Appeal this week.Ms Meehan was initially ‘ecstatic’ over Hearne’s conviction, but she was later shocked to discover that he was appealing the length of the sentence.The brave Donegal woman waived her anonymity after the conviction in order for Hearne, who she called a ‘monster’, to be publicly named. She also spoke out in a bid to help other assault victims come forward about their own cases.Ms Meehan was attacked while volunteering at the Arcade-Con gaming convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown in 2015. She found herself alone in a room with Hearne, who locked the door and set upon her. He threatened to hurt her with a knife if she made any noise. The court heard that Hearne was in possession of a bag described as a “rape kit” containing a knife, handcuffs, condoms, a mask and other items when he was arrested.It was only when another worker at the gaming event entered the room that the attack stopped.In the aftermath of the ordeal, Ms Meehan has spoken out about the lack of Sexual Assault Treatment Units in Ireland. She has revealed how she was forced to travel 80km for forensic tests on the night of the incident.Ms Meehan has also highlighted the long-term effect of her attack and shared her deeply personal story as part of the Abortion Rights Campaign in 2017.Letterkenny rape victim to meet with DPP over attacker’s appeal was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Dominique Meehanlast_img read more

Giants’ organizational experiments likely a sign of what’s to come in 2020

first_imgSAN DIEGO — When Giants utility man Austin Slater arrived at Petco Park last week to make his season debut, the versatile right-handed hitter was thrilled to be back with the big league club.Slater spent 34 games with the Giants in 2017 and 74 last season, but had to wait 83 games before receiving his first promotion from Triple-A this year.What’s changed since the last time Slater played for the Giants? His swing and the size of his bat bag.After hitting too many groundballs in his first …last_img read more

Community Builders: Tess Britz and Candice Poole

first_imgFounders: Heartfelt ProjectsWhy are Tess and Candice Community Builders?The saying “charity begins at home” is certainly true of mother and daughter, Tess Britz and Candice Poole. Driven by a desire to make a difference in their community, and an artistic flair and energy that had been lying dormant, they started Heartfelt.Heartfelt is a women empowerment skills project bringing together a group of ladies in the townships to make hand-beaded and embroidered products in South Africa.The project has allowed women who previously had little or no income to put food on the table and restore dignity to their lives.The mother and daughter pair subscribe to the philosophy that one does not have to wait for a big idea or “light bulb moment” to come, but can start by doing something small but significant in another person’s life.In their own words .Candice: “I think it’s very easy for South Africans to make a difference as families, as people together. We often have the attitude that the government will do everything for us, and that’s not the case. If we stand together we can do it ourselves.”Tess: “We cannot control the entire world and what goes on in it, but if we each take responsibility for a small project we are going to make a difference, and that’s the only way we’re going to move forward.”Fast FactsHeartfelt was nominated for Business of the Year by the Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce.The project started off with five women in Alexandra, Johannesburg.Their dream is to expand the project to every major township in South Africa.Candice is a qualified teacher and worked as an educator for two years before starting Heartfelt.Tess is an insurance broker by trade.How can you help?Individuals as well as companies can order items that are tailor-made to their specifications. For more information, visit Heartfelt Projects.Story published on SAinfo on 11 July 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

Government supports Public Protector

first_img8 July 2011 The Presidency has reiterated the government’s commitment and support to the work and office of South Africa’s Public Protector. In a statement on Thursday, the Presidency noted “with concern continued media reports that suggested the Office of the Public Protector was threatened and was being undermined. “The Public Protector has an important role to play in our constitutional democracy and should be respected and given the space to do its work,” the Presidency said. Media reports earlier this week claimed that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela would be arrested on charges of fraud, allegedly committed while she worked as a commissioner at the SA Law Commission four years ago. Madonsela denied the claims and said in a press conference on Wednesday that there were no documents showing that she had committed any fraud. The Presidency said the Public Protector, as an institution of state, should be allowed to do its work without fear or favour and without hindrance. “While the Presidency recognises that no person is above the law, any law enforcement agency established through our Constitution should be free to do its work within the framework of the law,” it said. Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has stressed that his department had made no request to the SA Police Service to investigate or act against Madonsela. “I am satisfied that the conduct of the Public Protector, in relation to what had to be investigated – whether or not there was a duty to disclose or that she was operating a profitable business entity – did not constitute a violation of any prescripts or laws,” Radebe said in a statement on Thursday. “At no point did the department, during the inquiry, report the matter externally to any law enforcement agency for criminal investigation,” Radebe said. “If at all there is any investigation against the Public Protector, the Justice Department is not a complainant.” An internal Department of Justice inquiry, launched against Madonsela after her appointment to the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) in 2007, had found she had not violated any prescripts or laws. “This means the inquiry is closed,” Radebe said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more