LOTTO-WINNING SHOP STRIKES IT LUCKY AGAIN WITH BIG BINGO WINNER

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LOTTO-WINNING SHOP STRIKES IT LUCKY AGAIN WITH BIG BINGO WINNER

first_imgLady Lucky has shone down on the Twins Towns again after another person scooped €60,000 on the National Lottery’s Telly Bingo.The ticket was bought in the Costcutter’s Store in Ballybofey and is believed to have been bought by a local person.The lovely sum of Christmas cash comes just a few months after the same store scooped a whopping €5.1 million on the lotto back in April. Owner of the store, Michael Doherty, told Donegal Daily that he is delighted for the winner and is 99.9% sure they are local.“It’s probably not a life-changing sum of money but it will certainly make someone’s Christmas an awful lot nicer now.“The person wants to remain anonymous but I’m 99.9% sure that they are local.“I really do wish them all the best and I hope they have a lovely Christmas with this money,” he said. Michael said he hopes the shop is on a roll and it could be ‘third time lucky’ for some early in the New Year.“I would certainly hope that we might have another big winner in the New Year.“They say things happen in threes so I would love for another local person to win a big jackpot,” he said. LOTTO-WINNING SHOP STRIKES IT LUCKY AGAIN WITH BIG BINGO WINNER was last modified: December 17th, 2013 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:BallybofeyCostcutterslottoMichael DohertyTelly Bingolast_img read more

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Sharks Tonight: The best rivalry in the NHL gets things going

first_imgSan Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden KnightsTHE ESSENTIALSRegular season records: Season opener for both teams. Puck drop: 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena. TV: NBCSN. Radio: KUFX 98.5-FM, San Jose; KOMY 1340-AM.Anticipated lineupTimo Meier-Logan Couture-Danil Yurtaykin Mario … Lean Bergmann-Tomas Hertl-Lukas RadilMarcus Sorensen-Joe Thornton-Kevin LabancBarclay Goodrow-Dylan Gambrell-Melker KarlssonMarc-Edouard Vlasic-Brent BurnsBrenden Dillon-Erik Karlssonlast_img

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SA economy creating jobs again

first_imgReporting on its December 2009 Quarterly Employment Statistics, Stats SA said the survey had shown that the number of people employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the country’s economy increased by about 18 000 (or +0.2%) from an estimated 8 143 000 employees to an estimated 8 161 000 employees. This is an improvement from the figures for the second quarter of 2009, when South Africa’s formal job losses totalled 98 000. 24 March 2010 However, employment in the formal non-agricultural business sector decreased between the quarters ended December 2008 and December 2009. Increase in gross earnings “The December 2009 Quarterly Employment Statistics survey shows that an estimated 8 161 000 people were employed in the formal non-agricultural business sector of the South African economy. This reflected an annual decrease of about 351 000 employees (or -4.1%) compared with December 2008 (an estimated 8 512 000 employees).” Eighteen thousand jobs were created in South Africa’s formal non-agricultural business sector between September and December 2009, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced in Pretoria on Tuesday. Additionally, the gross earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the same quarters. Gross earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural business sector increased between the quarters ended December 2008 and December 2009. According to Stats SA, in the December 2009 quarter, gross earnings paid to employees amounted to R294 509-million. “Softness in employment growth is thus likely to endure for some time.” Annual growth “This reflects an annual increase of R20 552-million (or +7.5%) compared with the quarter ended December 2008 (October 2008 to December 2008).” “The gross earnings paid to employees during the quarter ended December 2009 amounted to R294 509-million. This reflects a quarterly increase of R31 485-million (or +12%) compared with the quarter ended September 2009,” Stats SA said. Commenting on the figures, Standard Bank said: “Today’s data reflect labour market conditions that are slowly being nursed back to health. However, the labour market’s lagging indicator characteristics suggest that a substantial revival is only likely to ensue once economic conditions are more labour absorbing. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Aussies still very vulnerable: Pietersen

first_imgEngland batsman Kevin Pietersen thinks Australia are still “very vulnerable” despite levelling the Ashes series and claims the hosts’ new verbal aggression shows they are “under huge amounts of pressure.”In an interview with English media, Pietersen escalated vocal sparring between the teams, describing England’s 267-run third Test loss at Perth as a “hiccup” and saying they were still confident of an historic series win.Australia have credited their third Test win to their return to a more aggressive approach, shelved after their 2008 Sydney Test against India sparked a public and official backlash against “sledging” – the slang for verbal assaults on an opposing team.In recent days, Paul Marsh, head of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, said fear of the consequences of sledging had affected Australia’s form and opponents had been quick to exploit its “weakness.”Marsh said Australia’s win over England in Perth, which followed their innings and 71 run loss in the second Test at Adelaide, had resulted from a return to its “natural instincts.”Verbal sparring between the teams has noticeably increased. England wicketkeeper Matt Prior criticised Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle for giving him a verbal “send-off” after his dismissal in the third Test.Siddle responded by saying England only complained because they lost.”We won the game. That’s why they’re making such a big deal of it,” he said.Pietersen increased the ante on Thursday. “When you’re under extreme amounts of pressure, you talk a lot more,” he said. “And the good thing about our team is we’re on a plateau. We do what we do.advertisement”We made a hiccup last week. Yes, we were constructive in the criticism that we chucked around the team meeting about preparation and whatever. But we haven’t come out and made any bold, huge statements about this and about that.”Pietersen said the English squad is aware of Australia’s vulnerabilities.”There are a lot of areas in their team that are very vulnerable and we just need to do what we do and wipe the slate clean and forget Perth,” he said. “Think about Adelaide, think about how well we did there, and how well we did in (the drawn first Test in) Brisbane. We’re absolutely fine.”England haven’t won an Ashes series in Australia since 1986-87 but Pietersen said the current team remained confident of revising history.”I just think we’ve got a wonderful opportunity to do something that hasn’t been done for 25 years,” he said. “That’s driving us all on to do something amazing.”Australian captain Ricky Ponting looks increasingly likely to play in Melbourne after breaking the little finger on his left hand attempting a slips catch in Perth. Pietersen said he was not surprised.”I’ve played in a series with a finger broken,” he said. “You just ring-block it. It’s not a huge drama. You just numb it so you don’t feel the pain.”Ricky Ponting might bat without gloves he’s so tough!”last_img read more

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Coming soon: Workshops to teach stress and finance-management to athletes

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) Indian athletes’ training regimen will not just be about honing sporting skills but also learning “life skills” such as stress and finance management, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) announced Thursday, saying the new aspects will be an integral part of their soon-to-be-launched workshops. The SAI’s Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) held a meeting here Thursday to discuss the road-map for the 2020 Olympics to “ensure that India’s performance at the Olympicswould be its best ever.” It was decided that the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) committee will “look at sensitising and educating athletes through workshops on relevant topics and life skills”. “The athletes who represent India on an international platform are ambassadors for the country and their conduct away from the playing arena is as important to theirwell-being as their performance on it,” the SAI said in a statement. “The focus will be on providing skills to deal with stress, media management and how to manage their finances. The coaches of the athletes will be an integral part of these workshops,” it added. It was also decided that a network of coaches, academies and sports science specialists in India and globally will be put together to form a strong support system. “Software and technology will be used to record training, performance, injuryand other similar aspects of an athlete which will be further monitored, researched and analysed before receiving intervention through a scientific process,” it said. Besides, the cell cleared Rs 88,040 for star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s recent training stint before the IAAF Continental Cup in Czech Republic.advertisement A presentation was also made by the TOPS panel following a recce team’s visit to Tokyo in July. The recce team was led by SAI officials and comprised representatives from private NGOs Olympic Gold Quest, JSW Sports and GoSports. “They interacted with the Indian diaspora to identify appropriate accommodationand food for the Indian athletes not only during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 but alsofor any training and visits of the athletes to Tokyo before the Olympics. “This will help in a seamless cultural assimilation of Indian athletes prior to the Olympics.” The MOC deliberated on the strategy to provide support to TOPS athletes in their preparations. The meeting also ratified financial proposals put forth by some athletes, requesting funding for their training. PTI PM PDSPDSlast_img read more

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10 months agoBenitez warns Newcastle: We must buy in January

first_imgBenitez warns Newcastle: We must buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says it’s critical they have a busy January market.The Magpies are about to narrow down their shortlist and have checked out players like Ritsu Doan of Groningen and Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron ahead of the winter trading period.Benitez said: “They (the current team) are doing well but you can still improve on little things.”Against Huddersfield was very clear, with a couple of little details we would have had more chances.”Credit to the players they are doing a fantastic job.”But still we have to improve and if we can have people coming in even better.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoMan Utd chief Woodward comes clean on Fernandes push

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward comes clean on Fernandes pushby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has set the record straight on the club’s pursuit of Bruno Fernandes.The midfielder was linked with United all summer before eventually staying with Sporting Lisbon.And Woodward says the club must be cautious about player’s using them to boost their contract demands.”It hit a peak five seasons ago with 250 players,’ Woodward told United We Stand.”It was 177 two seasons ago. It’s around 200 every year.”We’re usually after three players, so we might be talking to nine in reality.”What you are referring to in the original question does happen, but it’s less likely to happen give our closed-door approach to recruitment targets.”But it does exist and we have to be wary of that [players using the club.”Sometimes, the amount of time a player or his agent invests into discussions, meetings and contracts shows that there is an interest.”If it was only a flippant interest then they could go and put a fake story then go to a club president and go say ‘Look at who is in for me.’ That happens all the time as well.”What sometimes also happens is that we do have a player in an agreed position, but his club refuse to sell and, because the club refuse to sell, the player then uses that to get a new contract”From our perspective, we have to try and see through it and make sure that the club is not being used.”We don’t waste time, we’re more robust.” last_img read more

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LGBT Centers 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards

first_imgThe Los Angeles LGBT Center announced today that Co-CEO of WME | IMG Ariel Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor for the Obama Administration, will be honored at its 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on Sat., Sept. 23, at The Beverly Hilton. American Airlines is the event’s title sponsor.This year’s star-studded, Hollywood-meets-the-Beltway evening will bring together more than 1,200 leaders from the civic, corporate, entertainment, and philanthropic communities to celebrate this year’s inspirational honorees for their unwavering support of the LGBT community and their dedication to creating positive change in the world. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and entertainment, along with a not-to-be-missed silent auction that includes high-end items, packages, and experiences.Tickets are now on sale at lalgbtcenter.org/gala. For the latest event news and information, follow @lalgbtcenter on social media and join the conversation using #VanguardAwards.Emanuel and Co-CEO Patrick Whitesell have prioritized philanthropy as an integral part of WME | IMG’s corporate culture, a charge driven by Emanuel’s lifelong commitment to volunteerism and activism that was inspired from an early age by his parents’ deep involvement in pushing for solutions to social problems. After co-founding Endeavor in 1995, Emanuel and Whitesell orchestrated the largest talent agency merger in history in 2009 when they partnered with William Morris to form WME, which represents artists and experts across the book, digital media, film, food, music, television and theater industries. In 2012, Emanuel and Whitesell forged a strategic partnership with Silver Lake. Two years later, WME and Silver Lake acquired IMG, the premier sports, events, fashion, and media company.Jarrett was the longest serving senior advisor to President Barack Obama and was instrumental in helping coordinate the advancement of LGBT equality under eight years of the Obama administration. She worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates to champion the creation of equality and opportunity for all Americans, and economically and politically empowering women in the United States and around the world. She also led the Obama administration’s efforts to expand and strengthen access to the middle class, and boost American businesses and our economy.The event is co-chaired by Center board members Tess Ayers, LuAnn Boylan, Michael Lombardo, and Brad Ong and longtime Center supporter Kathy Kloves. Previous honorees include Miley Cyrus, Jane Fonda, Elton John, George and Brad Takei, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, Wanda Sykes, and Lily Tomlin.2017 Title Sponsor: American Airlines; Diamond Sponsor: Wells Fargo; Gold sponsors: Comcast NBCUniversal, Gilead Sciences, Pauley Perrette, and US Bank; Silver sponsors: Gibson Dunn, Ralph’s, and Warner Bros.; Official Vodka Sponsor: Tito’s Handmade Vodka; and Media sponsors: The Advocate, Pride.com, and Variety.last_img read more

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Conservative MP supports national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

first_imgAPTN National NewsLast week, thousands of Canadians marched in solidarity with the sisters in spirit.At the Whitehorse vigil Yukon Conservative MP Ryan Leef announced his support for a national inquiry into the high numbers of Aboriginal murdered and missing women.He’s the first Conservative to do that.Leef joined APTN National News from Whitehorse.last_img

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Local author hosting launch of new book in Fort St John

first_imgBook signing flyer. Photo by Jenna Morland. “This is where I live, this is where my husband works and it just seems right I guess you could say,” said Morland. “This community, when it comes to supporting the arts, has always been good at that kind of thing. There is a lot of talented people in this town.”Local Author Jenna Morland with her book Empress Unveiled. Photo by Jenna Morland.Morland added that her book was published after she entered a Twitter pitch party. A pitch party is when authors pitch their book to publishers in 150 characters or less, if the publishers like the book, they will pick it up.“The publisher I have now liked the tweet, I sent them all the stuff and then three months later there was an offer for a publishing deal.”The book launch will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on September 8th, all residents are welcome to come. Eric Clark will be a special guest performing live music while Morland will be on hand to do a reading. Residents who buy books or t-shirts will be entered into a prize draw for a 30-minute, four-person Highland Helicopters ride.Residents who would like to learn more about “Empress Unveiled” can do so by visiting Morland’s Instagram, Twitter and website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John author Jenna Morland is set to launch her new book next weekend at Brown’s Socialhouse.The book is titled “Empress Unveiled” and is a young adult fantasy. The story is a fantasy romance that follows an ill teenager, her very human best friend and a fae sentenced to death. The main character must battle love, broken hearts, death and the crown.  Morland explained that launching her book in Fort St. John just felt right.last_img read more

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