Why three former Marys are searching for lonely Donegal men

first_imgA new TV series is about to be filmed in Donegal to help local men who are unlucky in love.The BBC show stars three former Mary from Dungloe contestants who are on the hunt for single men in the hope of helping them find a partner.Courtney Boyle from Dungloe, Rosie Mc Nally from Belfast and Caoimhe Breathnach from Gaoth Dobhair are the Gael Marys who will star in the series. The Irish-language programme will follow the trio as they meet bachelors who want to get back on the dating scene. The young women will offer their advice to ensure the men are ready to woo a love interest.DoubleBand Films, who are behind the show, are calling out for men who want to avail of the service of Na Gael Marys to help them overcome personal obstacles like shyness or baggage from previous relationships. Do you need advice on how to craft an effective dating profile that will get responses, how to talk to a potential love interest over text or in person, what to wear on a date or how to sustain a relationship? Na Gael Marys want to help you.Assessing personality, style, habits and grooming, the Gael Marys will get to work to come up with personalised practical advice and style or hair makeovers to increase confidence and help would-be Casanovas attract their soulmates.  The series doesn’t yet have an air date, but it promises to be a fun and warm show that will help men, young and old, to solve the issues they feel might be holding them back from finding love.If you are interested in appearing on the series, or would like more information, contact Órfhlaith at DoubleBand Films on [email protected], or call 0044 2890 243331. Why three former Marys are searching for lonely Donegal men was last modified: October 25th, 2019 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:BBCdatingna Gael MarysTVlast_img read more

#GivingTuesdaySA Officially Launches in South Africa

first_img– This October 30th, join fellow South Africans as we celebrate the spirit of Ubuntu and launch #GivingTuesdaySA in partnership with Brand South Africa.#GivingTuesdaySA is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following the widely recognised shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesdaySA will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.Laura Parker, Executive Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, and the Global Lead for #GivingTuesdaySA, shared: “I volunteered to get involved in the movement as it’s a pervasive idea that brings the social sector together towards a common goal. Not only does it speak to what non-profits really need, which is funding to support their critical, ongoing operations, but it also celebrates and recognises organisations and individuals who already give.”Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organisations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness in 2017.“We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y. “As we prepare for November 27, we’re energised and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”Terry Pheto, Kabelo Mabelane & Danny Koppel, Brent Lindeque, and Bokang M Tshabalala have all offered their giving stories, in support of #GivingTuesdaySA. They share how they support initiatives and give hope through Save the Children South Africa, the Shout Foundation, the Good Things Guy, and the Bokang Montjane Foundation respectively.Added by Toni Gumede, Strategic Relationship Manager from Brand South Africa: “We are excited to launch this movement in South Africa as it speaks to active citizenship, mobilising individuals around social causes, and has a collaborative value system built into it, which is directly tied to our values as an organisation, and to who we are as South Africans.”The Nelson Mandela Foundation also expressed its support of #GivingTuesdaySA as the ethos of the movement ties firmly in with the centenary celebrations.For more details about the #GivingTuesdaySA movement and/or to set up interviews, please contact:Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5071Email: [email protected] www.givingtuesdaysa.org or www.brandsouthafrica.comSocial Media: @GivingTuesdaySA @BrandSouthAfrica @PlayYourPartlast_img read more

Expand definition of human rights: Amit Shah

first_imgThere was a need to expand the definition of human rights beyond the international standards as it was not sufficient in the Indian context, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday. Addressing the National Human Rights Commission’s 26th foundation day celebration here, Mr. Shah said India would not be as successful in furthering the cause of human rights if it did not go beyond the international standards. “India and the world have different concepts and situations regarding human rights. If we evaluate it with the world’s standards, then perhaps that is not right,” he said, adding that the protection of human rights of women and children was “in-built in the social fabric and family system”. Referring to NHRC chairperson Justice (retired) H.L. Dattu, he said: “I request Mr. Dattu to go beyond legal boundaries and give space and a platform to the many people working for human rights protection on their own, as a matter of duty.” He added there was a need to combine the “new concept” of human rights with the traditional.“I know when I say human rights, people see the meaning as police atrocities and custodial deaths, which is a fact. We have no objections. Every citizen should get the Constitutionally-guaranteed protection. There is no dispute. “But there are so many other dimensions, which we have to see with different perspectives,” he said.last_img read more

Investors cheer Budget after showing initial concerns

first_imgInvestors gave thumbs up to the Union Budget 2014-15 presented by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, with the benchmark Sensex moving up over 450 points during intraday trade after an initial steep fall.Investors, who were initially concerned about the lack of any big ticket announcements in the budget, were cheered by the presentation of a ‘prudent’ budget that gave broad directions of bringing about a positive change in the investment climate and measures to rein in the fiscal deficit to 4.1 per cent of the GDP.Finance Minister Arun JaitleyAt 2.30 pm, the Sensex was up 1.63 per cent on the Bombay Stock Exchange or 413 points even as the Nifty was up by 128 points. Overall, the market recovered almost 800 points from the lows it had plunged mid-way through the Finance Minister’s speech.”The Budget ticks all the boxes, and shows a willingness by the government to listen, and will act in due course,” KV Kamath, non-executive Chairman of the ICICI Bank, told a television channel. “The industry will take this at face value, and hopes to see action on all these fronts.”What has cheered most market observers is that the government has not tried to bite off more than what it can chew, and has admitted to the challenges in most sectors. “The government has kept more place-holders, by picking up many sectors, and committing Rs 100 crore to each to do detailed studies, so that it can determine if it has to take it up later or not,” said Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra, a leader in making sports utility vehicles in the country. He said the auto industry was not expecting any specific announcements, since certain excise duty reductions were already carried out. “What is significant about the Budget is that it is prudent, the numbers are believable,” he said.advertisementShares of companies in infrastructure, power, banking and realty went up following the budget announcements. Experts are expecting the markets to remain bullish in the coming days. “Most investors are optimistic on the government’s ability to execute, although there is no word on reforms, subsidies and labour law,” said Nirmal Jain, Chairman of India Infoline.last_img read more

a month agoNorwich boss Farke on Man City upset: Courage, amazing spirit

first_imgNorwich boss Farke on Man City upset: Courage, amazing spiritby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City boss Daniel Farke hailed his stand-ins for their shock victory over Manchester City.City’s long injury list meant Farke was forced into several changes, but his players did him proud.“It was a debut in the starting line-up for Sam Byram, a debut in the starting line-up for Ibrahim Amadou in a position that isn’t his natural one, and a first game for Alex Tettey,” said Farke. “It was difficult but we had to deliver against perhaps the best team in the world, and we did it in our style. We totally believe we are capable of reaching something extraordinary today, and we showed amazing spirit.“We have a lot of long-term injuries so it will be difficult. So we need this spirit and attitude because there will be setbacks and difficult moments and that’s when we will need our togetherness, and to remember moments like today.“Each and every game will be different, with teams with different styles and quality, but we have to take out of this game that if you stick together you always have a chance. Even if no one bets on you, with bravery and commitment and togetherness you can go far.”The boss also had a word for the City fans, who created an incredible atmosphere for the entire 90 minutes.“Carrow Road was an explosion and we needed this,” he said. “Without our fans, and their help to bring us over the line, we wouldn’t have had a chance to win today. We needed this unity from the fans, and big compliments to our supporters – they were crucial for our win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Eldorado Gold seeking 11B from Greece as compensation for permit delays

first_imgVANCOUVER – Eldorado Gold Corp. is seeking $1.1 billion from the Greek government for damages it says it suffered due to permit delays related to its Skouries project.The company says the application is a non-judicial request for payment and does not initiate legal proceedings.Eldorado chief executive George Burns called it a “good-faith attempt” to resolve the matter with the Greek government.The company suspended work at the Skouries project last year amid an ongoing dispute with the Greek government.The Vancouver-based company said at the time that Greece’s Ministry of Energy and Environment had not issued the required permits for the project.The company has said it would re-assess its investment in the Skouries project once it receives the required permits.Companies in this story: (TSX:ELD)last_img read more

Will start campaign in full swing from March 23 Gopal Rai

first_imgNEW DELHI: The AAP will start its campaign in full swing from March 23 asserted Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai on Tuesday. “In our campaign, the focus will be on the full statehood for Delhi,” said Rai. He also said that AAP Convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to address 70 public meetings in each assembly çonstituency.MP Sanjay Singh, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai will also hold rallies all over Delhi. In the first phase, AAP will hold nearly 108 big rallies. The party will also hold street meetings and roadshows throughout Delhi. Phase 1 of the campaign will start March 23 to April 7 where 35 Jan Sabhas will take place. The phase 2 will start from April 8 and will be continued till April 30 where 35 Jan Sabhas will take place.last_img

City council passes Buckeye boathouse

Columbus City Council unanimously passed the construction bid for Ohio State’s new boathouse Monday.The boathouse, which will cost the university more than $5 million, will be built on the west side of the Scioto River in Duranceaux Park and be capable of accommodating the rowing team. The OSU rowing team previously used a trailer as a changing room and piled their boats in an old steel shed. The rowers will now change and store their equipment in a state-of-the-art facility.Over the summer, the latest construction bid was passed by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Commission, and on Sept. 21, the council had its first reading of the bid, said Lynn Friedman, co-chair of Friends of Duranceaux Park.The project, which had been prolonged due to strong opposition over the past 19 months, was clearly on the minds of nearly every spectator in the gallery. Both sides were able to speak their thoughts to the council. Nearly half the spectators were young, concerned rowers.“I don’t think any of us arrived at this decision easily,” Councilman Hearsel Craig told the gallery after casting his vote. “The simple fact is that we would not have been here if we did not have concerned citizens.”The Friends of Duranceaux Park group has opposed the construction of the boathouse since the community found out about it in March of 2008. They are concerned about increased traffic and worry that the overall aesthetic of the park will be diminished. In a previous interview with The Lantern, Friedman said the new facility would be a “party house” for OSU.The group has asked OSU and the city of Columbus to consider building the boathouse on the east side of the river, and has been vocal at committee meetings, going as far as meeting with OSU Board of Trustees members this summer.“We’re very appreciative, it’s been a joint project,” said Ben Jay, senior associate athletics director for finance and operations. “More importantly, it will fulfill the mission for the Columbus Department of Recreation of Parks of moving youth rowing programs to a new facility.”OSU and the CDRP have both continued to emphasize the benefits to the community that the boathouse presents.The boathouse would allow OSU’s rowing team to be more competitive with other schools, they say. It would also provide Columbus more access to the river, better lighting and a public dock, said Mollie O’Donnell, planning director of CDRP, in a previous interview.The city of Columbus will also be able to rent out the main room of the facility for events, which will help balance the costs of maintaining the facility.“It’s a win-win for everyone,” Jay said.With contracts currently underway with Robertson Construction Services Inc., Jay hopes to have the project completed by next year. Related articles:Ohio State boathouse ignites controversyBoathouse debate surgesBoathouse delayed, will cost $561k more read more

Ohio States Jalin Marshall ready for extended role

Redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall (17) carries the ball during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 8 in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorAfter weeks of sharing the spotlight with Dontre Wilson, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall is set to have his own stage on Saturday.With sophomore H-back Wilson out for the foreseeable future with a broken foot, Marshall is expected to get the majority of the reps at H-back, something he said he is excited for.“When me and Dontre were sharing the position, we did share reps, so this just gives me the opportunity to play a little bit more,” Marshall said Wednesday. “I feel like I am ready to take on that role to play a little bit more at the H-back position.”Marshall has lined up in multiple spots all over the field this season, including quarterback in a wildcat formation.The Middletown, Ohio, native played quarterback throughout high school and threw for 2,240 yards as a senior.Marshall said he’s had fun taking on different roles in the offense.“I definitely enjoy it. It is fun for me to be at different positions around the field. I get a kick out of playing quarterback just because that is where I came from,” Marshall said. “Every time they say ‘go in at quarterback,’ I take it to the most advantage I can.”OSU coach Urban Meyer compared Marshall’s skill set to one of his former players and a current NFL star.“The thing I always look at is Joe Haden was a quarterback in high school. You’re not just going to put your best player out there for 30 plays a game at corner,” Meyer said. “If he’s a great player, he’s going to touch the football.”Marshall has gotten exactly 45 touches this season — 17 carries, 14 receptions, 11 punt returns, two kick returns and one pass attempt — and has scored three times in his first season of action as a Buckeye.Marshall said his experience at quarterback has helped him on the field this season at the H-back spot.“We are taught as receivers to read defenses because you have to know when you are getting the ball and when you are not,” Marshall said. “It helped me out a bit coming from the quarterback position.”He added that he tries to keep his arm warm on the sideline, just in case he is called upon to attempt a pass.“I try to swing it around a little bit, I don’t try to give it away to the fans as much,” Marshall said. “They are yelling down, ‘Jalin, throw one, throw one,’ I don’t control that so I just try to warm up a little bit with the quarterbacks before the game just in case I have to go out there and throw a pass.”Marshall has attempted one pass this season, as a throw downfield intended for redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas fell incomplete in a game against Illinois.After the game against the Fighting Illini, Meyer said Marshall’s role in the offense is expanding not only because of his skill set, but also because of necessity.“We’ve been working on Jalin playing quarterback first because he’s very talented,” Meyer said Nov. 1. “Second of all … you hear these stories, I’ve never been down to our third- and fourth-string quarterback, but you always try to be ready in case something happens. And he’s a gifted guy. So we’re going to expand his package each week.”Despite the excitement of extended playing time, Marshall said he and the Buckeyes are focused on the task at hand: beating Minnesota.“We got to take it one week at a time,” Marshall said. “This is a big game, Minnesota just cracked the top-25 (in the College Football Playoff rankings) and I feel like we have to prepare this week, just as we did last week.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers at noon Saturday in Minneapolis. read more

Football Former Ohio State running back Brionte Dunn found not guilty on

Then-redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern file photoBri’onte Dunn, a former backup running back at Ohio State from 2012-15, was found not guilty on two counts of rape, according to the case docket with the Franklin County Clerk of Courts. A third count of rape had been previously dismissed by prosecutors. Facing 22 yards in prison, Dunn was charged on Oct. 5, 2017, with forcing himself on a woman three times after she had picked him up after him being stranded on Aug. 20, 2017. Dunn testified Thursday he had casual, but consensual sex with this women he met on a dating app last year, according to the Columbus Dispatch.  Dunn was dismissed from the Ohio State football team in 2015 for a violation of team rules. He was later charged with domestic violence and assault, though the charges of domestic violence were dismissed. He was found guilty on charges of assault on Feb. 6, 2017, and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 730 days of probation, according to court documents. The 180-day sentence was suspended and not served. read more