Carla Suárez, nominated for the “Heart Award” of the Fed Cup

first_imgThe voting course of amongst followers round the world will begin on Friday, Could 1 on the Fed Cup web site and can final per week. The winner will likely be introduced on Monday, Could 11, and can obtain a $ 3,000 stub for the NGO of their alternative.The remainder of the gamers who’re eligible for the charity award are the Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich, the Canadian Leylah Fernández and the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova. Gran Canaria Carla Suárez has been nominated for the “Corazón Award” for his efficiency in the Fed Cu Qualifiers in the tie final February towards Japan in La Manga, wherein he signed his two particular person factors in the victory of the Spanish Nationwide Crew that gave the classification for the Budapest Finals. In concept, this was Carla’s final season, however after the world well being disaster, a potential withdrawal is being thought of at the Madrid Open in 2021.last_img read more

Mourinho keen to bury Conte hatchet with handshake

first_img0Shares0000Friendly fire: Mourinho and Conte at Old Trafford on Sunday © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 25 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes it was important for two coaches of his and Chelsea’s Antonio Conte’s stature to put their public dispute behind them by shaking hands before and after United’s 2-1 victory on Sunday.Mourinho and Conte’s simmering rift exploded in January when the Portuguese cited an accusation brought by the Italian Football Federation in 2012 that Conte failed to report match-fixing involving his former club Siena during the 2010-11 season. Then coach of Juventus, Conte received an initial 10-month suspension, which was later reduced to four months, before being acquitted of the charges in 2016.Conte responded by calling Mourinho “a little man”, but the two exchanged a smile before kick-off and embraced afterwards as United came from behind to win at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard.“I think the handshake doesn’t need any words,” said Mourinho. “I think that’s what me and Antonio will want to show to everyone.“The handshake before and after the match is an example that everything in football you have to move (on) and you have to respect each other.“Mourinho and Conte are not two ordinary persons in football. We have a history, we have an image and I’m really happy with that.”Conte was less effusive when quizzed over whether he and Mourinho had decided before the game to bury the hatchet.“He wanted to see shake hands and we did the peace,” said the Italian.On the field Mourinho got the upper hand, but only after Chelsea bossed the opening exchanges.Chelsea went in front just before the half hour mark when Willian and Eden Hazard exchanged passes before Willian drilled home his fourth goal in three games.Shake on it: Mourinho shakes hands with Conte after the game © AFP / Oli SCARFF“The beginning of the game was blue,” admitted Mourinho, who brought £89 million man Paul Pogba back into his starting line-up as part of a new four-man diamond shape in midfield.“We took a bit of time to adapt to some new positions on the pitch. The way we were playing the players in the midfield square they took a bit of time to find the timings to press.“We then found that balance and in the second half the team was solid, felt more comfortable to go in attacking areas and, without creating lots of chances because against Chelsea that is not possible, we created a few and score the winning goal that I think in the end we deserve.”Victory was a huge boost for United’s hopes of finishing in the top four as they move six points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea and back above Liverpool into second.However, Mourinho expects the fight between his side, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea for three places behind Manchester City in next season’s Champions League to go down to the wire.“We are four very good teams, all of them fighting to be in quarter-finals of Champions League and that shows the dimensions of the teams.“But from four of us somebody has to be out, so the fight will be big until the end.”Conte lamented his side’s inability to make the most of their dominance in the opening half hour as they slipped to a third defeat in four league games.“At the end we are talking about another defeat.“We must be disappointed because when you have this type of situation you have to manage the game better with experience and maturity to get three points.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgIreland’s leading grocery retailer Supervalu hopes to inspire the people of Donegal to create memorable mealtime moments with the launch of its Good Food Karma campaign.To get the nation behind the Good Food Karma project SuperValu are encouraging the people of Ireland to create their own Good Food Karma Circle.Share your mealtime recipes with loved ones and pay it forward.  How? Identify four family members or friends over a four week period, start with you cooking for them and then they cook for you and so on.While you are having fun, share your experiences, your hints, tips and recipes using #goodfoodkarma @supervaluirl to be in with the chance to win SuperValu shopping vouchers.The Good Food Karma Project will focus on four key food moments; healthy breakfast, healthy mid-week meal, Friday night in and the backbone of every Irish family, the Sunday roast.SuperValu’s team of ambassadors includes celebrity chefs Kevin Dundon, Martin Shanahan and athletes Bernard Brogan, David Gillick,as well as the faces of The Happy Pear Stephen and Dave Glynn as well as Anna Geary. Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon told Donegal Daily: “Cooking from scratch gives you control – control of what you and your family are eating, and by encouraging your children to join you in the kitchen and teaching them how to cook, you are giving them a lifelong gift that they will use their entire lives and pass on to their children, so a win-win situation all around!“In this busy hectic world it can be difficult to find the time to prepare a nutritious meal from scratch every night. But good meals don’t need to take too long to prepare – and just cooking one extra meal from scratch per week can make a great difference.”This team of brand ambassadors has created a series of recipes, videos and blog posts, all available at, with the aim of inspiring Irish people to eat less processed food.To support the campaign further, the team will be hitting the road this summer to visit communities across Ireland and give demonstrations to help people improve their culinary skills.Inspirational recipes, meal time tips and ideas from the SuperValu experts and from real people and for more on SuperValu’s Good Food Karma visit or find SuperValu Ireland on Facebook. DD FOOD: GOOD FOOD KARMA CAMPAIGN LAUNCH AND A CHANCE TO WIN SUPERVALU SHOPPING VOUCHERS was last modified: April 24th, 2016 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:Good Food Karma CircleKavanagh supervaluSuperValulast_img read more


first_imgJoe Lynch outside his home at Carrickmore, St Johnston which will not be demolished after a ten year legal battle. Pic by Brian McDaid of the Cristeph Gallery.A Donegal man who was ordered to demolish his home because it was built in the wrong location has been told it does not have to be bulldozed.Joe Lynch has been involved in an ongoing legal battle for the past ten years after a neighbour first objected to the house in St Johnson in 2003. But the father-of-two, who has spent €72,000 on planning appeals and alterations to his house, was told that he does not have to tear the house down.Letterkenny Circuit Court was told that the neighbour, who spends most of his time in Dundalk, Co Louth, has now stopped objecting to the house.He claimed the house was built 30 metres west of where it was supposed to be built.An Bord Pleanala overturned a decision by Donegal County Council granting retaining planning permission on the 3,600 square ft home at Carrickmore on the shores of Lough Foyle.Mr Lynch had claimed that he moved the house’s position over fears that rising waters would flood his house if he built it at the original location.At one stage Mr Lynch was ordered by the courts to take the roof off his house and lower the height of the house by 1.2 metres.He was also ordered to completely demolish the house but a stay was put on that order.After a series of appeals, the barrister for Donegal County Council, Declan McHugh, told the court that the matter was now resolved after the neighbour withdrew his objection.Mr Lynch said he was delighted and relieved by the decision and that his “nightmare” of the past ten years had finally been resolved.“All I can call it is a nightmare. My life and my family’s lives have been on hold for the past ten years.“That person did not even live next door to us and yet he managed to put us through a pure hell.“I am glad that he has seen sense but none of this needed to have happened.“There were times when we could have simply walked away and moved to another area but we decided to fight this.“We are just relieved that this is now all over and we just want to get back with living the rest of our lives in peace,” said Mr Lynch.Mr Lynch appeared in court yesterday to find out if he would be held responsible for the cost of up to 30 court appearances.His barrister Mr Peter Nolan said his client shuld not be held liable for all the costs of the marathon court case.He said he had already spent €22,000 on planning and other fees and a further €50,000 on alterations to the house.“He has paid for it four times over and his family has suffered. This would be an added nail on the crucifix of Mr Lynch. He has suffered enough and he has learned his lesson,” he said.He added that the message will now go out that Donegal County Council will not tolerate breaches of planning permission.However barrister for Donegal County Council, Declan McHugh, said the message could also go out that “if you play the system for fifteen years you will ultimately get what you want.”Judge Keenan Johnson described Mr Lynch as a “foolish man” for moving his house from where it was supposed to be built.However he said he did not want to grant costs against him which could be an “open cheque.”He ordered Mr Lynch to pay €10,000 in costs and allowed him 24 months to pay the sum.MAN TOLD HE DOES NOT HAVE TO DEMOLISH HIS HOME AFTER TEN YEAR LEGAL BATTLE was last modified: April 8th, 2014 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:COURT BATTLEJoe Lynchplanning permissionSt Johnstonlast_img read more


first_imgGerard Holmes of Holmes Buses presenting Hugh Donnelly (Manager), Emer Gallagher and Claire Brady (players) with training jerseys.The Donegal Minor Ladies Management would like to thank a number of people for their hard work and dedication throughout the 2012 season.
To the parents / guardians of the girls, I am indebted to you for the consistent support and encouragement and for your unselfish dedication and time travelling the length and breadth of the county.
To the clubs, for your understanding and support throught out the year, and for the clubs who kindly offered and donated their club grounds for training and games. Thank you.
To my backroom team, Mo and Kelly, for the help, time, effort and sacrifices you’ve made throughout the year, I am greatly indebted.To our sponsors, Brian Mc Cormick and Gerard Holmes, thank you for your generosity and investment.To the help received from Kenny and Sinead, along with Michael and Hugh my thanks also. Finally to the panel of girls who have committed all year, again the sacrifices you’ve made and dedication shown has been greatly appreciated.LADIES GAA: DONEGAL MINOR LADIES SAY ‘THANK YOU’ was last modified: August 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Emer Gallagher and Claire Brady (players) with training jerseys.Gerard Holmes of Holmes Buses presenting Hugh Donnelly (Manager)last_img read more


first_imgThe senior panel’s fitness program continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Motiv8 gym in Letterkenny at 8:00 pm. Bring €5 for the session. Training has started at Pairc Colmcille on Saturdays at 12 noon.The club will be holding a ‘football for fun’ program starting Friday 1st Feb from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on the astro turf; €2 per child. The program will be for 6-12 year olds. A table quiz will be held at the clubhouse on Friday 1st February at 9:00 pm. €20 entry per team of 4.Tickets are available for the Kildare Donegal game in Croke Park on Saturday 2nd February. A limited amount of lower Hogan and lower Cusack stand tickets are available through the county office. Ticket price adult €13, Juvenile €5. Contact Catherine Clarke.The Sam Maguire cup will be visiting local schools on the 4th and 5th of February.The club’s AGM will take place on Sunday February 10th at the clubhouse. Time to be confirmed.Registrations for 2013 are now available from Sharon Monaghan (registrar) – senior player €50, non-playing member €20, junior member €10, family membership €50.Copies of the Donegal yearbook (€10 each) are now available from Catherine Clarke.The use of mouthguards for all underage players will be compulsory from this year onwards, and for all ages (including seniors) from next year. More details available at; and on the club website.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to and hit Follow.Naomh Colmcille’s Weekly Lotto: The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 12, 19, 24. The closest match was 4 numbers and the winner was Jean Hannigan who won €75. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime. GAA: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgBeaten presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon’s niece has made a formal complaint to London police, alleging she was abused by her Donegal-based uncle John Brown.Susan Gorrell, now 45, travelled from her home in Iowa last week to formally make a statement to officers in London.Gorrell outlined two cases of abuse at a North London address in the 1970s. She also plans to sue Dana personally for libel over claims made during the Irish presidential election. Dana’s niece outlined to the Metropolitan police last week how she was abused twice in the 1970s in the Brent area of London by John Brown, her uncle and Dana’s brother.Brown, who acted as campaign manager during Dana’s failed election bid, has repeatedly denied the allegations which first surfaced during a 2008 court case in Iowa.He lives at Urris, near Clonmany and owns several houses in Buncrana and Newtowncunningham. He also has an address in London.A spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police has told the Irish Mail on Sunday that complaints were lodged with the force. “A 45-year-old woman made an allegation on Wednesday, October 26, regarding an historic assault that had occurred in the Brent area of northwest London in the 1970s. Specially trained officers from the Child Abuse Investigation Team are investigating.”* Mrs Gorrell is pictured above (right) with her daughter.DONEGAL-BASED BROTHER OF DANA FACES POLICE QUESTIONS OVER SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS was last modified: October 30th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL-BASED BROTHER OF DANA FACES POLICE QUESTIONS OVER SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONSlast_img read more

Abortion Referendum: Could Donegal be about to vote no?

first_imgDonegal looks like one of the few counties in the country which could return a no vote.With 14,652 votes tallied, the no vote stands at 52% and the yes vote at 48%.Those boxes relate mainly to the Inishowen peninsula, Letterkenny and Glenswilly. The Inishowen electoral area has suggested that the peninsula will certainly return a no vote in the abortion referendum.A number of boxes in rural Inishowen have suggested a strong no vote there.It is slightly closer in the more urban areas such as in the heart of Buncrana and Moville where the vote is split in many places while there is a slightly stronger yes vote in some.It is early days here in the count centre at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny. A number of TDs including Pearse Doherty from Sinn Fein, Independent Thomas Pringle and Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn are also observing proceedings.Deputy Doherty has admitted that it will be a very close contest here in Donegal.Boxes are still being opened with both the no and yes campaigns suggesting a very close contest in Donegal.But it appears that Donegal could be again about to return a no vote.Abortion Referendum: Could Donegal be about to vote no? was last modified: May 28th, 2018 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)last_img read more

Three female pioneers of South African journalism

first_imgRuth First, Noni Jabavu and Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin are just three examples of groundbreaking female writer-activists who made a difference in apartheid South Africa. These are their stories.Outspoken women in journalism and media like Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin, Ruth First, Noni Jabavu have shaped the history of South Africa. (Image: The Journalist website)CD AndersonOften overlooked in the grand scheme of the anti-apartheid struggle, the contributions of female journalists during a turbulent and often dangerous time in the history of South Africa played an important role in highlighting the plight of women and children. To commemorate Women’s Month, we look at three formidable female journalists who broke down barriers and made history.Ruth FirstBefore she became a well-known political activist, Ruth First worked as a journalist and later editor of a number of progressive newspapers in the 1940s and 1950s, including People’s World, The South African Guardian (later the Clarion) and Fighting Talk monthly magazine.In addition to writing about social injustices and township life, First also focused on labour issues and did in-depth political investigative reporting. It was in this work that she met some of the main players of the burgeoning struggle movement, including her future husband, the South African Communist Party’s Joe Slovo.Hounded by the apartheid government, First received several banning orders on her writing. She eventually became a full-blown activist when she could no longer find outlets that would publish her journalism. Her extensive coverage of the 1956 women’s anti-pass march in Pretoria was published across the globe to draw the world’s attention to the injustices of the apartheid system.First was one of the 156 defendants in the Rivonia Trial, alongside Nelson Mandela and Slovo. After being detained for 117 days, she escaped into exile to London where she became one of the most outspoken anti-apartheid activists. She was assassinated by covert South African government forces in Maputo in 1982.Read a detailed profile on the life and work of Ruth First by acclaimed author Lauren Beukes here. Helen Nontando JabavuHelen Nontando (Noni) Jabavu, born in the Eastern Cape in 1919, came from a long line of writers. Both her grandfather and father were outspoken and groundbreaking journalists. Her father, Davidson Jabavu, started the first black-owned newspaper in 1884; before that her grandfather, John Tengo Jabavu, was the editor of South Africa’s first isiXhosa language newspaper.Jabavu spent much of her youth in London, where she became a literary journalist. She also covered the emerging post-colonial independence era across Africa, focusing on the relationship between art and politics. In 1961, Jabavu became the first African female editor of the British literary journal, New Strand.Always conflicted by her African birth and London education, Jabavu attempted to reconcile the two with frequent return visits to South Africa during the 1950s and 1960s. These trips often inspired her to write opinion pieces for an international readership on how the apartheid system was increasingly marginalising black South Africans.In 1976-77, while ostensibly researching a biography of her grandfather, Jabavu contributed to East London’s Daily Dispatch newspaper, under the editorship of Donald Woods. She covered various subjects, including the 1976 Soweto riots and the burgeoning anti-apartheid literary movement.She received a lifetime achievement award from the Department of Arts and Culture shortly before her death in 2008.Read a full biography of Helen Nontando Jabavu here.Noni Jabavu from Daily Dispatch on Vimeo.Joyce Sikhakhane-RankinWith a burgeoning political verve, Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin joined the legendary The World newspaper in 1963 at the age of 20. At the time, she was the only female journalist in a newsroom filled with the who’s who of the era’s top black male writers, including Aggrey Klaaste, Casey Motsitsi and Joe Thloloe. Sikhakhane-Rankin joined the newspaper just as the Rivonia Trial began and was tasked with finding angles that highlighted the social effects of apartheid on the women involved in the trial.She befriended notable anti-apartheid activists such as Albertina Sisulu and Helen Joseph and made sure their stories were told. After leaving The World, Sikhakhane-Rankin became the first black female reporter for the progressive Rand Daily Mail, again focusing on the social consequences of apartheid. Her work included extensive investigative pieces on forced removals, of which she became a staunch and outspoken critic.Sikhakhane-Rankin’s highlighting of the plight of women and children affected by forced removals led activist-church leaders, including Beyers Naude and Cosmas Desmond, to form a precursor to the South African Council of Churches, the Justice and Peace Commission. Sikhakhane-Rankin herself joined doctors and clergy in poverty-stricken areas, providing food and medicine to displaced South Africans.Her work, both in print and as an activist, soon gained the attention of the South African government. She was arrested and detained for 18 months in 1968. Following her release, Sikhakhane-Rankin focused on her activism, working closely with banned and unbanned organisations, including the South African Students Organisation (SASO).She went into exile in 1972 and only returned to South Africa in the 1990s. Sikhakhane-Rankin has since worked in the government, and as a writer and a lecturer.Read a detailed history of Joyce Sikhakhane-Rankin here.Source: The Journalist, SA History Online, Wikipedia Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Samuel L. Jackson’s Awesome, Game-Changing Reddit Contest [Update: With Videos]

first_imgnick statt Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#entertainment#movies#Reddit#social media Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img When the iconic actor Samuel L. Jackson makes an appearance on social news site Reddit, he doesn’t mess around with with some typical ask-me-anything (AMA) thread. No, the Big Kahuna Burger-stealing, snake-killing, shark bite-suffering, Jedi Master takes it to a whole new level by kicking-off a game-changing Reddit contest: The most upvoted 300 word-comment on the thread will be read out loud in monologue form by Jackson himself. We can only assume the monologue will be recorded and shared, but either way it’s a hilarious and cunning twist on the general celebrity Reddit AMA. Celebrities everywhere should be taking note that the best way to engage the Internet is not only to challenge them, but to do so in a way that adds value only you can provide. In this case, it’s Jackson’s unique ability to rant. (Read more: Bill Gates Does An AMA On Reddit – Promotes Robots, Speech & More)Get. Your. Ass. Up.At publication time, the leading comment (with an astounding 25,000 upvotes) comes from Reddit user teaguechrystie. Titled “my new alarm clock,” it’s a stirring speech designed to help get your out of bed. Try reading this line in your head in Samuel Jackson’s voice: “You think it’s supposed to come easy? You think I’ve had it easy? Get your ass up. Get. Your ass. Up. Right now.”The rest of the rant is sort of like that, but the roughly 220 more words are studded with far too many f-bombs to reprint here. Hopefully, the actor will soon be stringing together this rant in an online video that could serve as inspiration for slug-a-beds everywhere.  (Read more: I Am A President — Obamamania Shuts Down Reddit)Charitable MotivesJackson’s real Reddit motive is to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. His Reddit post promotes chances to meet him in the UK for lunch with a $3 donation on his Prizeo page. A $200 donation gets an autographed Kangol hat, his trademark headwear of choice. The contest is slated to run through Thursday. We’ll add video of the winning monologue as soon as it’s available. Update on 5/31/13 at 12:54 p.m. PT: Jackson has released the first video to YouTube after announcing that he would in fact be picking two monologues, one based on upvotes and the other being one of his choosing. This first release appears to be Jackson’s personal choice considering many Reddit users are pointing out that the submitted monologue was not in the running for the top upvote slot, still currently held by “my new alarm clock.”  Here it is folks:  Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more