DONEGAL will see snow this Christmas, according to forecasters.Forecasters say we will get some snow on the hills today and some more on Christmas Eve.And some of them say we will get snow on Christmas Day – and that could prove amateur weatherman and postman Michael Gallagher correct! Michael, who studies nature to predict the weather, had been dismissed as a crank by RTE forecaster Evelyn Cusack in a number of broadcasts.But whether or not his methods are correct, forecasters from Met Eireann, the BBC and the UK Met Office and online sites are all pointing to a windy – and snowy – Christmas for Donegal this year.Geoff Maskell from the BBC said gales will lash the North West over the next few days, with a storm expected on Monday.He said there will be snow on Sunday morning – and again on Sunday evening. And there will be more snow on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, with a chance of some snow in the North West on Christmas Day.However most of it will fall on higher ground.Here’s Met Eireann’s forecast until December 26Very disturbed weather through the next week with some extremely windy or stormy periods likelyCold on Saturday evening and overnight with further showers, mostly in southwestern, western and northern counties, some turning wintry in places overnight.Sharp frost developing with icy stretches on untreated surfaces and overnight lows of around zero.Sunday will be very cold with blustery westerly winds and occasional wintry showers. Falls of sleet and snow are likely – especially in the west and north of the country. Cold and frosty for a time Sunday night, but temperatures rising overnight as more heavy rain and strong winds spread countrywide by Monday morning.Monday: Potentially stormy on Monday and into Monday night, as heavy rain and gale force southerly winds give way to colder showery conditions with gale force southwest winds with severe squalls, which may cause some structural damage in places.Cold, very windy and showery on Christmas Eve, some showers possibly wintry on higher ground of the northwest. Afternoon highs of 5 to 7 degrees.Cold and frosty overnight.Latest indications suggest a frosty start to Christmas morning. The day is expected to be cold and bright day with some showers especially in the south and west with another milder, wet and extremely windy or stormy period expected on St Stephen’s day. MICKEY THE POSTMAN MIGHT BE RIGHT AS SNOW COULD BE ON WAY FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 20th, 2013 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:Donegal Dailysnowweather
In its 12th year, the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans annual list once again recognises young excellence in South Africa, showing the full spectrum of what young people in this country have to offer.Mail & Guardian supplements and special projects editor Zamantungwa Khumalo says she made it a point to feature more women on the list this year, putting particular emphasis on black female excellence in South Africa. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Mathiba MolefeThe Mail & Guardian, in partnership with Brand South Africa, the City of Joburg and the City of Ekurhuleni, has sifted through thousands of nominations to find the 200 young South Africans who have been making waves in their respective industries.“Our other sponsors are Brand South Africa who really do believe… the young people are not just talented, but really capture the essence of what this country stands for,” said Zamantungwa Khumalo, Mail & Guardian supplements and special projects editor.In naming the country’s brightest up and coming stars in categories ranging from health and politics to sport and education, the Mail & Guardian newspaper recognises the 200 Young South Africans for their work. They are also held up as examples to South Africans around the world.Khumalo said that selecting the final 200 was rigorous. The event held to launch the list was “about recognising and celebrating all of your unseen hours; all of you put blood, sweat and actual tears into your organisations, into the companies that you work for, the initiatives that you have started.“The 200 Young South Africans is, of course, a flagship that this country uses to earmark its top leaders,” she said. “These are the young people who are shaping the South Africa that we are living in, and who are going to be instrumental in the future that we’re slowly building.“There are so many unseen hours. Thank you for recognising my unseen hours.” @Zamantungwa_K reads a note from one #MG200Young nominee. pic.twitter.com/xRyedU5gLn— Mail & Guardian (@MG_Reporter) June 29, 2017This year’s 200 young achievers are the 12th group to be recognised. Khumalo said the list was truly inclusive and representative of the young people of this country, touching on the pivotal role that women had played and continued to play in the growth of the nation.“Being a young black woman who’s all about black girl magic, I was very bullish in making sure that black women featured quite heavily on this list,” she said.The full spectrum“So, the big picture I gave to the team was: when somebody who has never been to South Africa, and hardly knows South Africa, lands at OR Tambo International Airport and they pick up this list, they need to see the full spectrum of what young people in this country have to offer,” Khumalo explained.To see who is on the list and find out a little more about the crop of young professionals who are leading South Africa into the future, visit the 200 Young South Africans list.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
JOHANNESBURG, Thursday 24 January 2019 – Today, Brand South Africa together with Absa Bank hosted a South Africa (SA) Investment Seminar on the margins of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.The objective of the SA Investment Seminar was to support and initiate the next phase of the country’s investment drive. The Seminar sought to showcase successes of the inaugural Investment Conference held in October 2018 which was hosted by South Africa’s H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa.The South African government and business delegation utilised the platform as an opportunity to communicate on the reforms government has initiated to improve ease of doing business, and to enhance the Nation Brand’s profile as an investment partner of choice.Brand South Africa Board Chairperson Ms Khanyisile Kweyama said: “The prevailing global and domestic economic climate provides South Africa with the opportunity to communicate the benefits of the country’s participation at WEF and the positive outcomes achieved.“South Africa is on a winning trajectory and the world narrative that its new leadership has a business mind-set and celebrates entrepreneurship is one which premised the innovative path of economic renewal and growth.”The SA Investment Seminar provided the opportunity for potential investors to hear from – and engage with – South African government and business representatives on its progress towards political and economic renewal, strengthening the credibility of public institutions and unlocking the latent potential and innovative spirit of South Africa’s economy.“The seminar gave Team South Africa the opportunity to show the progress made against the commitments made to investors and partners a year ago. These are the pathway to inclusive growth, land reform, employment through the Jobs Summit and the acceleration of efforts against corruption. We showed that we are building momentum in support of South Africa’s investment case,” said Absa CE, Maria Ramos.Led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Team South Africa’s core message at WEF this week, is that the country’s improved ease of doing business through initiatives such as InvestSA, and its diversified economy provides the basis for sustained growth and returns on invested capital.With economic growth at centre of national agenda the South Africa – Team South Africa aims to ramp up international investment by showcasing the investment opportunities the country has to offer.
SummerSlam (2012), a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE , took place on August 19, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It was the twenty-fifth annual SummerSlam, and the fourth consecutive one to be held at the Staples Center.To see SummerSlam 2012 Results, click here World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company dealing majorly in professional wrestling. Currently, it is the largest professional wrestling promotion in the world, reaching 13 million viewers in the US.
There seems to be more trouble on the way for the Hockey India League. Just days after the Mumbai Magicians exited from the ambitious franchisebased competition, Ranchi Rhinos could also be on their way out.Winners of the first edition of the league, the Rhinos have cited ‘financial’ reasons for terminating the contract. According to sources, the owners had a tiff with Hockey India over the franchise fee.”The owners of Ranchi Rhinos wanted certain reduction in the fee structure. They were not getting the returns they had expected when they bought the franchise. When the discussions with Hockey India didn’t work out, they decided to withdraw from the league,” a source told MAIL TODAY.While there are reports that the federation is still trying to negotiate with the team owners, the players have already received an email from Hockey India stating that the team has ceased to exist. “We were shocked when we received the email. We had no clue that something like this will happen. We have not yet received any mail from the owners and are in the dark about the reasons for the withdrawal,” a Ranchi Rhinos player said.According to sources, the decision to pull the plug on the team was taken only recently. “Ranchi Rhinos did not plan to withdraw to start with. In fact, they were preparing for the next edition and were looking at possible players to purchase in the upcoming auction. But, when things didn’t work out with Hockey India, they decided to quit. Speculation about this was doing the rounds over the last few days,” he said.advertisementHowever, Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra rubbished the reports and Ranchi Rhinos were still part of the league. “No team has pulled out. The Hockey India League will be held as per schedule next year and Ranchi will be part of it,” he told MAIL TODAY. Meanwhile, there are reports that Hockey India is planning to rope in two more teams into the league.
Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Pune City on Thursday announced that Miguel Angel Portugal would take over as the head coach of the club for the upcoming season.Portugal will be joined by his assistant Gonzalo Yarza in preparations to lead the Stallions to glory in the upcoming season.After getting the Spanish manager to sign the dotted lines, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said, “In Miguel Angel, I believe we have a head coach who, with his philosophy and preference to play an attacking brand of football, will embrace the style and quality of players we have at our club.”Commenting on his appointment, Miguel Angel said, “I had a very good experience of India and the ISL last season and I was very impressed with the organisation, facilities, stadiums, fan support and therefore coming back to ISL was a very easy decision for me.The club is delighted to announce that Miguel Angel Portugal will be the head coach of FC Pune City for season 5 of the Hero @IndSuperLeague #BleedOrange #RakhtKesari pic.twitter.com/0MwjvuSqlyFC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) August 9, 2018″I watched FC Pune City last season and I can say that the training facilities that they have are surely one of the best in the country.”The 62-year-old took over reins of Spanish second-division club Granada CF in May 2018 after spending 2017-18 season with Delhi Dynamos FC.Speaking on the players at his disposal, he said, “There is an abundance of top-class talent at the Club and I look forward to joining the squad soon.advertisement”The club has retained the core players from last season that qualified for the playoffs and has made very capable additions to the squad. I believe we have a strong team that can challenge for the title this season.(With PTI inputs)
The deal signed by Events NSW on behalf of the NSW Government includes hosting the 2015 Federation of International Touch World Cup, as well as the 2012 Trans Tasman Series against New Zealand, and the peak competition in Australia in the National Touch League and Elite Eight series events. New South Wales Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner, said that the overall package deal has secured the state as the home of Touch Football in Australia for the next five years and will bring huge economic benefits to all parts of the state. “Events NSW estimate that the package will drive up to $20 million into regional NSW. This delivers on our commitment to build a stronger regional events program for NSW.”Mr Stoner said he was pleased that the deal covers national and international events.“It is tremendous news for NSW but also for the sport and the nation which leads the world in this field,” he said. “If you look at the growth of the sport around the world we definitely expect more teams to come to NSW in 2015. This event will be the biggest and best ever,” he said.Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire, said that the deal will be of great benefit to the sport. “Events NSW presented a holistic package taking into account our total event strategy, which was an outstanding prospect for the sport,” Maguire said. “TFA will announce other elements relating to our Youth Event Strategy in the near future however; the focus will now be on securing facilities that support our infrastructure requirements at all levels.” The deal has been announced on the eve of the Australian Touch Football contingent departing for the 2011 Touch World Cup to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, which will showcase close to 100 teams from around the world.Please find below links to the media coverage that the announcement has already attracted in various areas:http://www.smh.com.au/sport/sportstarved-nsw-finds-its-touch-20110606-1fpef.html http://www.hillsnews.com.au/news/national/national/sport/sportstarved-nsw-finds-its-touch/2186990.aspx http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/news/national/national/sport/sportstarved-nsw-finds-its-touch/2186990.aspx Please find attached a media release about the announcement. Related Filesnsw_to_host_2015_world_cup-pdf
UNCOVERED: The 3-step process for Liverpool to make new signingsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool’s three-step approach to making new signings has been revealed.The Times has detailed how different members of Liverpool’s management structure work together to bring in new additions.The three-step policy is as follows:Firstly, a footballer cannot be signed unless he is wanted by the manager.Secondly, the player must also have the blessing of FSG. The owners have the right to say no and stop all plans to sign the player.For example, if manager Jurgen Klopp wanted to bring in an older striker in for £40 million, but FSG did not want to part ways with that kind of cash for a player whose career could soon be over, then the choice would rest with them.Thirdly, the transfer must be in keeping with the latest trends of the transfer market. Spotting opportunities and assessing availability should set guidelines for purchasing and selling. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
ESPN/SmithFormer Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN last month after a series of controversial social media posts – and he’s made it clear that he isn’t exactly impressed with the network’s decision. One of his former coworkers isn’t exactly impressed with Schilling’s take on the whole matter.Stephen A. Smith, who is a lightning rod for controversy himself, took some shots at Schilling on the SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio show. He also challenged him to a debate regarding Schilling’s firing – noting that he’d need ESPN’s permission. Smith repeatedly mentions that Schilling’s unwillingness to listen to his employer is what lost him his job.“You (Schilling) want to sit here and have a debate about what really went on?” an indignant SAS asked. “Name the time and place and I’ll show up, with the permission of ESPN — of course. I guess listening to my boss makes me a bad guy. Well guess what? I’d rather be bad than stupid.”“I can’t stand people who worked for ESPN that depart from ESPN clearly harboring whatever bitterness they harbor and try to throw talent under the bus — like talent has something to do with them being gone,” Smith said on SXM. “I have nothing to do with it.”“Let me speak up on behalf of ESPN when I say this to Curt Schilling: …You are gone not because you have conservative views instead of liberal views. Your ass is gone because you did not want to listen,” Smith said on SXM. “ESPN tells me to shut-up, they’re my employer whether I like it or not. If I want to keep my job, I’ve got to shut the hell up.”Smith is clearly playing the company man card, for whatever it’s worth. It’s an interesting take from someone who has gotten himself in trouble with his employer before.Either way, we’d love to see this debate. We doubt it’ll ever come to fruition, however.[NY Daily News]
Earlier this week, Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto, hosted the 7th annual gala event for Exploring The Arts which raised more than $1M for arts education in public high schools in New York City and Los Angeles.Kevin Spacey attends Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto’s Exploring the Arts GalaGayle King, Co-Anchor of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine, hosted the evening with special performances from Kevin Spacey and Natalie Cole. The event honored Netflix Chief Content Officer and ETA board treasurer, Ted Sarandos who has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000 and is seen as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution.The evening began with Kevin Spacey’s performance of “In the Wee Small Hours of the morning” and “All the Way”, followed by Natalie Cole singing iconic favorites including “Best is Yet to Come” and “Unforgettable”. To everyone’s delight, Tony ended the evening with “They All Laughed,” “Who Cares,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” Students from the Professional Performing Arts School, which is an ETA partner school, also performed a rendition of “Get Happy.” Among the more than 400 guests who attended the event at Cipriani on Wall Street, were Allison Williams, Regis & Joy Philbin, Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, and Russell Peters: Notorious.“2013 was a defining year for Exploring the Arts,” Tony Bennett commented, “In May, we expanded our programs outside New York to three public high schools in East Los Angeles. ETA’s main goal is to positively impact and change the lives of those involved in public school art programs across that nation and Susan and I are so thankful for the tremendous and continuous support year after year.”Exploring the Arts (ETA) was founded in 1999 by Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto. Tony Bennett and ETA’s initial endeavor was the founding of, in association with the Department of Education of NYC, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts — a state of the art NYC public high school offering an extensive arts education curriculum located in Tony’s hometown of Astoria, Queens. ETA programs connect private funders, individual artists, and cultural institutions to Partner Schools to achieve greater equality of resources and opportunity for youth of all means and backgrounds. ETA transforms the lives of young people by working collaboratively with public high schools to help them build quality arts programs through strategic planning and funding support. Currently, ETA serves 14 partnering high schools throughout New York City’s 5 boroughs, benefiting more than 10,000 public school students, the majority of whom live below the poverty line. In May 2013, ETA expanded to support 3 public high schools in East Los Angeles.Source:PR Newswire