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Spurs eye Valencia ace Geoffrey Kondogbia as Mourinho looks for new midfielder

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly eyeing Valencia’s Geoffrey Kondogbia to boost their midfield this summer.Sky Sports claims Jose Mourinho is unhappy with his current options in the centre of the park.2 Spurs are eyeing a move for Valencia midfielder Geoffrey KondogbiaCredit: Getty ImagesAnd Kondogbia could bring some much-needed steel with Spurs’ record signing Tanguy Ndombele yet to make an impact in his debut season.The French star, 23, arrived from Lyon for around £63million last summer but has scored just twice in 27 matches.Ndombele was publicly blasted by Mourinho after a dismal 45 minutes in the recent draw against Burnley.And he now faces being shunted out of the first team by compatriot and Valencia enforcer Kondogbia.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe former Sevilla, Monaco and Inter Milan ace, 27, is rated as one of the top box-to-box players in La Liga.And it’s believed Mourinho has sent chief scout Steve Hitchens to monitor Kondogbia in recent weeks.Indeed, it’s reckoned Hitchens has been following the powerhouse since Spurs sold Mousa Dembele over a year ago.However, Mourinho may have to move quickly as the report adds Everton are also interested in striking a deal.2 Jose Mourinho has run out of patience with club record signing Tanguy NdombeleCredit: Alamy Live NewsShould Spurs miss out on Kondogbia, they could also revive interest in Southampton’s Pierre Emile Hojberg.It’s reckoned Tottenham failed with an enquiry for the ex-Bayern Munich youngster in January.But Mourinho’s determined pursuit of a new midfielder shows he doesn’t have much faith in Ndombele.And after his Burnley blasting, it remains to be seen if Ndombele has a part to play in North London next term.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESMourinho said at the time: “In the first half we didn’t have a midfield.“Of course I’m not speaking of Oliver Skipp because he’s a kid of 19 who’s played two hours in the last few days. I don’t criticise him at all.“But I’m not going to run away and I have to say Ndombele has had enough time to come to a different level.“I know the Premier League is difficult and some players take a long time to adapt to a different league.“But a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us, especially when you see how Lucas Moura, Gio Lo Celso and those players are playing.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’“I was expecting much more in the first half from him.“Many fantastic players in their first season, in a new country, for different reasons they struggle. There have been many examples of that.“He’s a player with great talent. He has to know he has to do much better and know I cannot keep giving him opportunities to play because the team is much more important.”Glenn Hoddle admits there is a big problem at Spurs as they exit the Champions League and lose their sixth game in a rowlast_img read more

Expectations rise as Giannis, Bucks move into new arena

first_imgMOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots a free throw during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE  — In his never-ending quest to improve, Giannis Antetokounmpo connected in the offseason with one of the NBA’s retired greats.No way was the Milwaukee Bucks star going to be late for a summer workout with Kobe Bryant.ADVERTISEMENT But showing up three hours early? That sends a message.It’s all part of an effort by Antetokounmpo to help get the Bucks take another step in the postseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I just wanted to show him I’m not here to mess around … I’m here to get better, simple as that. I think he understood that,” Antetokounmpo said. “It was an amazing day. It was a dream working out with Kobe.”Expectations are on the rise in Milwaukee after three first-round exits over the last four seasons. The Bucks are moving into a new downtown arena, the Fiserv Forum, and new coach Mike Budenholzer has experience winning playoff series. The Bucks hope they’ll be able to get a top-four seed. Whatever the case, they believe they have the talent to get out of the first round.It’s just the type of growth that the ownership group envisioned after buying the team in 2014.“When you look at what’s happened, every year has gotten better. Look, there are a lot of expectations on us … from the fans, from the team, from the coaching staff,” co-owner Marc Lasry said. “I think our goal is you want to keep on evolving and you want to keep on getting better.”SPACING IT OUTBoxes outlined in blue tape lined spots around the 3-point line of the Bucks’ practice court on the first day of training camp, a sign of one of Budenholzer’s philosophical priorities. He wants his team to shoot 3s.ADVERTISEMENT The hope is that proper spacing also helps open more 1-on-1 opportunities for Antetokounmpo to do what he does best: get to the lane for a dunk or a foul call. The Greek star also has the ability to dish to a teammate for an open shot, too.“I think it’s the best thing for Giannis to use his ability to just beat people 1-on-1,” forward Ersan Ilyasova said. “That’s why we try to give him more space and be in those blue boxes.”GET BACKThe offensive philosophy goes hand-in-hand with the focus on transition defense at camp. A missed 3 means the Bucks need to get back quickly to prevent a quick bucket by the opponent.“That’s where your defense starts. If you’re not good in transition, then you’re probably not going to be good, or you’re going to be taking it out of the net and playing a lot of offense,” Budenholzer said.AT THE COREAntetokounmpo is still only 23, but he’s entering his sixth season in the NBA. In his seventh year in the league, Khris Middleton is coming off his first season in which he averaged more than 20 points while playing all 82 regular-season games. Point guard Eric Bledsoe is going into his first full season with the Bucks after being acquired in November in a trade with the Phoenix Suns. Both Middleton and Bledsoe are going into the last years of their contracts, though Middleton does have an option in 2019.ON GUARDThird-year player Malcolm Brogdon is healthy again after missing much of last season with a quad injury, returning just in time for the first-round playoff loss to Boston. The absence of the 2017 NBA rookie of the year deprived the Bucks of one of their best two-way players. Expected to start in the backcourt next to Bledsoe, Brogdon can hit 3s and handle the ball. He also offers a fearless presence in driving to the rim.BIG SIGNINGS Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nowitzki hopes 21st season with Mavs is start of turnaround The Bucks’ biggest offseason addition was the hiring of Budenholzer. General manager Jon Horst made less splashy moves in free agency with the signings of Ilyasova and 7-foot center Brook Lopez, though their additions could be just as important. Drafted by the Bucks in 2005, the 6-foot-10 Ilyasova is in his third career stint with Milwaukee. Lopez, an 11-year veteran, figures to start at center. Both will be asked to contribute from the perimeter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Good times ahead for the Forest Industry?

first_imgAt least one expert is encouraging those who work in the forest industry to remain patient, because good times are in the offing… [asset|aid=1729|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9b81a1218f589b5301e842148188270b-Taylor-1_1_Pub.mp3] Russ Taylor is the publisher of International Wood Markets and he’s completed a long term outlook for the lumber sector. He concedes recovery hasn’t started yet, but he’s convinced it’s less than two years away… [asset|aid=1730|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9b81a1218f589b5301e842148188270b-Taylor-2_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -Mr. Taylor says some improvement should begin next year and he’s predicting a modest 10 percent increase.last_img

Montney shale gas investments remain active

first_imgAlthough as recently reported, another delay in the federal review of its Pacific Northwest LNG project could be a new complicating factor in the timing of that decision.Click here for the entire Globe and Mail article. It cites Painted Pony Petroleum Limited and ARC Resources Limited among them, claiming they have had strong results in their acreage in the B.C. region despite the current oil and gas industry doldrums.It also quotes their executives as saying they’re generating returns even with gas selling this winter below a bargain-basement $3.00 per 1000 cubic feet.The story goes on to say, with horizontal drilling and completion costs at $6.7 million a well – about six times that of a conventional vertical well – Painted Pony’s Montney operations north of Fort St. John still compete with any other in North America.- Advertisement -It says that’s happening because of how prolific the wells are and how comparatively low the day-to-day operating costs are.The Montney, with its estimated 271 trillion cubic feet of marketable gas here on the B.C. side alone, represents the anchor supply for some of the multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas plants proposed for Canada’s West Coast.Leading LNG proponent Petronas has been the most active driller in this region, and the state-owned Malaysian company is expected to make a final investment decision for its multibillion-dollar LNG complex later this year.Advertisementlast_img read more

Job Vacancies: Shandon Hotel & Spa announce team expansion

first_imgJob Vacancies: The Shandon Hotel & Spa in Dunfanaghy are looking to expand their friendly, motivated and professional team with a large number of opportunities.Donegal’s finest new 4 star hotel along the Wild Atlantic Way is currently seeking a Restaurant & Banqueting Manager (Full Time) and Food & Beverage Service Staff (Full Time & Part Time Permanent), along with Hair Styling and Spa staff.The Shandon Hotel & Spa is NOT seasonal, which means that they can offer employees secure work all year round. Careers at the Shandon Hotel & Spa:Restaurant & Banqueting Manager (Full Time)Oversee & manage our busy food and beverage operations to include, breakfast, afternoon teas, restaurant, conferences and events.You’ll be responsible for a team of up to 30 staff ensuring the highest of standards in training, logistics and service excellence.You’ll work closely with the Executive Chef, Wedding Coordinator and General Manager to ensure seamless operations of the food outlets you are responsible for.Experience and knowledge of operating various booking systems would be an advantage.We are looking for a highly motivated, positive addition to our team who has an eye for detail and has excellent leadership qualities.Excellent package and bonus structure for the right candidate.To Apply: E-mail CV to the General Manager, Carolynne Harrison charrison@shandonhotelspa.comPlease ensure that you clearly highlight in the subject line what position you wish to apply for. Food & Beverage Service Staff (Full Time & Part Time Permanent)Responsibilities will include:To greet guests in a warm, friendly mannerTo ensure the work stations are correctly set up ready for serviceTo inspect service area prior to beginning service to ensure all the necessary tools are to hand that the area is neat, clean and tidyTo promote and sell the resorts facilities at all timesTo ensure that any lost items are declared and recorded in line with hotel policyTo serve customers professionally, promptly and with warmthTo upsell the various food, beverages and other facilities in the hotelTo report any maintenance issues immediatelyTo adhere to all Company policies including Customer Care, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Cash Handling etcEffective communication with other employees to ensure the day to day business runs smoothlyThe ideal candidate for this position:Must have previous experience in a similar role in a hotelBe courteous and focused on providing a consistently high standard of serviceMust be a team player with the ability to multi taskMust be standards driven and detail orientated, with the desire to progress within the hospitality industryMust possess excellent communication and interpersonal skillsCommunicate fluently in English (written & oral).You must have the ability to walk and stand during your entire shift.To Apply: E-mail CV to info@shandonhotelspa.com with the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.Please ensure that you clearly highlight in the subject line what position you wish to apply for along with your availability for full or part time work. Additional Current PositionsRestaurant Waiter Full & Part TimeRestaurant SupervisorBreakfast WaiterSenior Hair StylistTrainee Hair StylistSpa TherapistSpa AttendantSend applications to : Shandon Hotel & SpaFAO General Manager – Carolynne HarrisonMarble Hill StrandPort Na BlaghDunfanaghyCounty DonegalOr Email: info@shandonhotelspa.com with the position you wish to apply for in the subject line.Job Vacancies: Shandon Hotel & Spa announce team expansion was last modified: August 14th, 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:careershospitalityJob Vacanciesrestaurantshandon hotel & Spalast_img read more


first_imgKillybegsDeputy Thomas Pringle raised the question over a supposed 89 jobs created in Killybegs with Minister Coveney. The Killybegs Jobs Initiative, announced by Minister Coveney in 2011, had aimed to create 250 jobs in the Killybegs area by 2014 across a number of sectors including seafood processing.Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the state agency responsible for development in the seafood industry, announced in 2014 that 89 jobs were created, short of the 250 target. However, Deputy Pringle claims ‘it is not clear to anyone in Killybegs where the 89 jobs are that BIM has reported.’Pringle explains ‘What I have found out is that when BIM make a grant announcement they state that the grant will support ‘x’ number of jobs but there is no condition under the grant awarded that the jobs have to be created or be new jobs.’‘The Minister needs to be transparent in how grants are awarded and the kind of jobs created, if they are created in the first place. It looks to me like grants are awarded in exchange for jobs announcements to make the Government look good.’‘Ultimately the communities suffer from this lack of transparency. Too many people in Killybegs have seen modernisation in the processing sector reduce employment both in the numbers of jobs and the duration of work available. The Minister must ensure that job creation is a transparent process and that quality jobs are prioritised.’ See the Parliamentary Question below:Parliamentary Question No.To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide an update on the work of the Killybegs Employment Implementation Group; the number of jobs that have been created and in what sectors since the announcement of the group in July 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter.– Thomas Pringle.For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 13th October, 2015. Ref No: 35674/15 Proof: 166REPLYThe Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine : (Simon Coveney)I propose to answer Questions No. 35523, 35635 & 35674 together. On 3 June 2011, I announced a pilot jobs initiative for Killybegs, following the launch of an economic report for the European Commission, which assessed the status, development and potential diversification of Killybegs as a fisheries dependent community. The aim of this initiative was to create 250 cross sectoral jobs in the Killybegs area by 2014. Seafood processing was just one of the areas identified as having the potential to create additional employment.To drive forward the initiative, I established a High Level Group on Job Creation in the Killybegs Region and requested that the Group identify the potential actions required to deliver job creation in the following five key areas, that is; promoting seafood value added activity; enhancing ancillary services; developing offshore supports; promoting tourism and marine leisure; and promoting the green economy and renewable energy.The High Level Group comprised representatives of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (who chaired the Group), Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Donegal County Council, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Enterprise Ireland, local industry and from my Department. BIM provided secretariat services to assist the chair.The High Level Group finished its work in 2011 and its Report is available on my Department’s website at:http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/publications/2011/KBHLGReport.pdfSince 2012, a local implementation group reporting to Donegal County Council has taken on responsibility for driving forward the initiative. Bord Iascaigh Mhara provide advice to the Group as requested on any aspects relevant to the responsibilities of my Department. Donegal County Council may assist the Deputy with the specific details requested.I am informed by Bord Iascaigh Mhara that by the end of 2014, 89 jobs had been created in seafood processing companies in the Killybegs area. I do not have information available to me on jobs created in areas outside of my area of responsibility.It is clear that the future is very promising for the seafood industry generally and Killybegs is central to that growth story. While the Killybegs Jobs Initiative was important in terms of fostering a diversified blue economy in Killybegs, seafood will continue to be the driver of economic growth for Killybegs in the years to come.The seafood sector continues to be a high-growth area of the economy and indeed of our food industry. Exports have grown 70% since 2009 and the sector is now worth €850 million in sales. Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Bord Bia are working with seafood companies in Killybegs and elsewhere around our coast to grow the sector to €1 billion in the next few years. This will be driven by our seafood processing sector adding value to commodity products, innovating and developing new consumer seafood products, with the assistance of BIM’s Seafood Development Centres in Clonakilty and Killybegs, and winning new markets for Ireland’s top quality seafood.Earlier this year, I announced a new €241 million Seafood Development Operational Programme under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. This new Programme will double the level of supports for the sustainable development of the seafood sector over the coming years. I expect that the new Programme will be adopted by the European Commission by December. My Department is working with Bord Iascaigh Mhara to have a range of supports ready to launch from the start of 2016 to support and promote the sustainable growth of the processing, aquaculture and fishing sectors through that Programme.PRINGLE QUESTIONS EXISTENCE OF 89 JOBS CREATED IN KILLYBEGS was last modified: October 14th, 2015 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:donegaljobsKillybegslast_img read more


first_imgSome of the Elite Dance CrewThe Elite Dance Crew from Buncrana are on their way home from the All Ireland HipHop Championships in Trabolgan with a haul of All-Ireland titles!This is the group’s first year at the competition and the dancers have achieved an amazing 21 All Ireland titles.Accord to Claire McGlinchey of Elite, these dancers have worked for months weeks and days in the run up to the competition practicing every minute they got. “We left at 3am Friday morning and danced Friday, Saturday and Sunday.“I cannot describe how proud I am of each and everyone of my dancers. They put there hearts and soul on the dance floor and it paid off my amazing dancers that competed this weekend rang in age from 5 to 16.“They competed in Crews, Solos, Doubles & Trios, with each one of our dancers have coming home with an All Ireland title & Trophy.Our youngest dancer Ross Doherty took 1st Place in the Under 6’s Champion solo section, I also had my sister Leanne helping me every step of the way and 8 amazing Hip-Hop mammies who I don’t know what I would do without, The group arrived in Buncrana at 12.30 to greet all their family and friends this time Elite are very proud to be returning as Buncrana’s All Ireland dance champs.HIP HOP HORRAY FOR ALL-IRELAND WINNING BUNCRANA DANCE CREW was last modified: October 7th, 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:All-Ireland championsbuncranaElite Dance Crewlast_img read more


first_imgThe checkpoint at BurtTHIS was the scene in Co Donegal last night as locals and visitors alike had their cars checked by Revenue officials – to make sure no-one was driving a UK-registered vehicle whilst living here.There were long tailbacks on the N13 at Burt as inspectors checked each vehicle.John Daly, from Downpatrick, Co Down, who was in Donegal for a family break in the county was among those stopped. He said the delays reminded him of “what it was like 20 years ago when trying to cross the Border.”Donegal Daily has learned that multi-agency road checkpoints will soon be deployed here in the county.These will involve Customs, Gardaí and Social Welfare inspectors – each organisation doing their own checks.The idea behind including Social Welfare inspectors is to catch people travelling to or from work who are also claiming benefits, especially those who may be signing on in one jurisdiction and working in the other. They have already been successfully deployed in several other counties.Last night Revenue detected a number of UK-registered vehicles it believed were being driven by people who live in Donegal.It’s understood several more operations are planned in coming days.Anti-VRT campaigners say the Government is acting illegally and is in breach of several European laws on the free movement of goods.They also say it is illegal for Revenue to seize goods more than the value of the alleged taxes owed. One Inishowen man has already successfully argued the latter case at Letterkenny District Court.CUSTOMS IN NEW CRACKDOWN ON VRT – NOW SOCIAL WELFARE TO JOIN CHECKPOINTS was last modified: July 4th, 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:BURTcheckpointDerry LetterkennyN13VRTlast_img read more

Winning Streak winners whisked off to the Big Apple for 4th July!

first_imgThree groups of lucky winners from Donegal are celebrating July 4th on the trip of a lifetime in New York City.Michelle McNern and Peter Wyatt from Donegal (pictured above),  Joseph and Brigid Gallagher from Letterkenny and Laura and Martina Ryan from Moville were among the 28 happy winners of the National Lottery Winning Streak New York Independence Day holiday competition.RTE Star and gameshow host, Marty Whelan with members of the winning group including Michelle McNern and Peter Wyatt from Donegal; Joseph and Brigid Gallagher from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal; Laura and Martina Ryan from Moville. Co. Donegal. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyOn Sunday they all jetted off to the States from Dublin Airport along with RTE star and gameshow host, Marty Whelan. There were 14 prizes, with each winner allowed to bring a companion. The lucky winners will stay at the fun and funky W Hotel in the heart of Manhattan, and will be spoiled over four days having fun and taking in all the sights of the city that never sleeps.Courtesy of Winning Streak the amazing prize also includes a pre-theatre dinner at the renowned Carmines Italian Restaurant in Times Square before being whisked off to the top Broadway show, Wicked.Each couple also receives €2,000 spending money. This suits mother and daughter Laura and Martina Ryan, who are most looking forward to shopping until they drop!To win this incredible trip players had to collect three letters N-Y-C from the stub portion of the Winning Streak scratch card, which was then entered for a draw. Marty and Maria Whelan. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyMarty Whelan, who will be marking his ninth year as Winning Streak host when it returns to RTE One television on Saturday September 23rd, said: “I am really delighted to be travelling with this great group of Winning Streak players. This is a fantastic opportunity to savour one of the best cities in the world for Independence Day. Everyone is in for a truly remarkable holiday. It will be a trip of a lifetime.”The winners include Mayo husband and wife, John and Ann Glynn from Kiltimagh, who will be reunited with their son who emigrated to the United States during the recession.John Glynn said he can’t wait to see his son Gerard, his daughter-in-law Jess and his eight-year-old granddaughter Ciara who live in Florida. “Gerard emigrated some years ago during the recession when it was hard to get work in Ireland. He is doing really well in Florida. They are going to fly to New York on Monday and we will get to spend a few days with them. We could not believe it when we won the trip. Getting to meet them especially our granddaughter is the icing on the cake.”The group also includes two women who worked together some years ago and who had lost touch. But by huge coincidence, they discovered they both had won a place on the dream trip.Mother-of-three Elizabeth O’Malley, who has never been to the United States, only recently discovered that another prizewinner, Patricia Shorten, whom she worked with some years ago, is also on the trip. “I couldn’t believe it. We met a few weeks ago to catch up after we heard. We are so happy to be re united again for this trip.” Winning Streak first appeared on our screens in September 1990 and since then over 5,700, people have taken part in the show and in excess of €168 million has been won in prizes. It is one of the longest running TV game shows in the world.The next season of Winning Streak, which will be co-hosted by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy, returns to RTE One television on Saturday September 24th and Winning Streak scratch cards for the show will be on sale at outlets all over Ireland from mid-August.Since it was launched in 1987 the National Lottery has raised over €4.9 billion for Good Causes all over Ireland, with funds going to projects and individuals in the areas of Youth, Sports, Recreation, Amenities, Health, Welfare, Arts, Culture, National Heritage and the Irish Language.Winning Streak winners whisked off to the Big Apple for 4th July! was last modified: July 3rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:4th julyholidayNew York CityUSAWinning Streaklast_img read more

Gartan Outdoor and Education Centre appoints new director

first_imgDonegal ETB has appointed a new Director at its Outdoor Education and Training Centre (OETC) in Gartan. Ciaran O Brien has been appointed following the retirement of former Director Ursula MacPherson after twenty-seven years.Gartan OETC is an 87 acre estate nestled in the heart of Co Donegal. In 2016 almost 7,000 students benefited from a wide range of outdoor education and training programmes at Gartan. Approximately 160,000 students have done so over the last twenty-seven years. Ciaran has been working as the Coordinator of Donegal ETB’s Gortahork Youthreach centre for the last two years.Previous to this he was an outdoor education instructor at Gartan for three years from 2012-2015 and from 2001-2009 where he was responsible for the design and delivery of multi-activity outdoor adventure programmes for a variety of groups and individuals.Speaking about his new appointment, Ciaran said he was delighted to be taking over one of the leading outdoor education and training centres in the country.“Gartan is a very special place surrounded by a fantastic community. I’m really looking forward to getting started and to building on the good work and strong relationships built by Ursula.” Speaking about Ciaran’s appointment, Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh said they are delighted with Ciaran’s appointment.“This is the start of a new chapter in Gartan’s history which continues to build on Gartan’s reputation as one of the best outdoor education and training centres in the country, sitting as it does in the heart of the coolest place on the planet.” Ms McHugh also paid tribute to Ursula’s leadership over the previous twenty-seven years.Ciaran takes up his appointment on 25 September. Gartan can be contacted on at 074 91 37032.Gartan Outdoor and Education Centre appoints new director was last modified: September 21st, 2017 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:CIARAN O’BRIENdonegalGartan OUtdoorlast_img read more