first_imgThe sister of €130 million lotto winner Frances Connolly says her wealthy sibling would have loved to buy her late mum a holiday home in Bundoran.Ann Floyd said she hasn’t asked for a penny of her sister’s new-found wealth but is delighted for Frances.Ann, who lives in Spamount on the border between Tyrone and Donegal said her sister may have got her luck from her mum. She revealed “Mummy loved going on holidays to Bundoran in Donegal, and to play the slot machines.“She got a great thrill of seeing is she would win.“I think if she had been here now, Frances would have to get her an apartment down by the sea and keep supplying the coins for Mammy – and she would too, that’s the kind of person Frances is.“Frances is so generous and has always been. If Frances only had a tenner and you said you needed a fiver, she’d give it to you and do without it herself. That’s the kind of woman she is.” Ann and her hubby Patrick say they have made out a list of 50 people whim they will give some money to after their huge windfall last week.Apartment in Bundoran for mother would have been top of lotto winner’s list was last modified: January 11th, 2019 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:apartmentbundorandonegallottomillionairesTyronelast_img read more

first_imgThe only death over the weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks happened late Sunday night.The Highway Patrol says David Crouse swam after a boat that drifted away at the 56 mile marker on the Osage Arm of the lake and drowned at about 9:30 p.m.The Stover man was 57 years old.Troopers worked 376 traffic crashes statewide during the Fourth of July holiday counting period, which ran from the evening of July 3 through July 7. There were 139 injuries and nine fatalities on the roads. It appears no one died in boating accidents, but there were three drownings.(This story was last updated at 10:49 a.m. Monday.)last_img read more

first_imgChinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has announced that the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition is now officially up for sale. The announcement applies to only the Chinese market for now.  This will be the second such smartphone by the company which runs on Ubuntu. The smartphone has been priced at 1799 Yuan (roughly Rs 18,455). It will be available in the colours white or gold and can be purchased from Meizu’s official website. With this move, Meizu will be hoping to cement a user base of Ubuntu smartphones in China. The device comes with Ubuntu Touch OS and will sport identical specifications as the Android version of the device which was launched last year. The smartphone sports a 5.3-inch 1920 x 1152 pixels IPS display and is powered by a 2.1 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6595 processor. It also boasts of a 20.7MP rear camera along with a 2MP front facing camera.last_img read more

first_imgPlease find enclosed the draft draw for the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships to be held at Stockland Park, Caloundra from Wednesday, 11 September until Saturday, 14 September. A NYC Memo and draft draw structure is also attached. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC). Websiteswww.nyc.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.au Social MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nyc2013)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related Filesdraft_draw__external__v1-pdfdraft_draw_structure_and_format__updated_-pdfnyc_memo_-_23-8-2013-pdfRelated LinksNYC Draft Drawlast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP striker Dost a surprise January target for Real Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSporting CP striker Bas Dost is a surprise January target for Real Madrid.The Dutchman is under consideration at Real as they seek a centre-forward signing for next month.AS says also on Real’s shortlist are Mauro Icardi (Internazionale), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) and Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa).The likes of Dost and Llorente would arrive in Madrid as cover for Karim Benzema.Dost seemed ready to leave Sporting in the summer after hooligans had attacked some players, but chose to stay. “I have not finished here yet. I just want to look ahead now I signed here two years ago and started to love this club. It has been a difficult time, but the feeling that I have dominated my thoughts here,” he said. last_img read more

first_imgClemson fans line the streets after Orange Bowl.Clemson FansClemson didn’t win the national title on Monday night, but the Tigers still proved themselves worthy, pushing Alabama to the brink in a 45-40 loss. Clemson fans in attendance at the game, despite the loss, appear to have recognized that fact.According to a number of fans at the contest, Clemson supporters did the program’s “cadence count” as they left the stadium. Pretty cool.Doing the cadence count on the way out of the #NationalChampionship is what the #ClemsonFamily is all about. C u in Tampa next year! #ALLIN— Murphy Andrews (@murphy_and) January 12, 2016Clemson fans doing the cadence count walking out. Love that passion !— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) January 12, 2016The cadence count from the crowd put me over. The tears are coming but I am so incredibly proud of this team. #ClemsonFamily #AllIn— Callie Hahn (@CallieHahndro) January 12, 2016This will be tough for Clemson fans to swallow, but there’s no doubt that the program is in good shape. Dabo Swinney will have the Tigers back in the title game sooner rather than later.last_img read more

first_imgThe Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) is targeting the agro-processing subsector as part of measures to boost the country’s exports and enhance gross domestic product (GDP) growth.Executive Director of the entity, Imega Breese McNab, said that players in the agro-processing industry represent the largest cohort of the JMEA membership, “so we see this as a huge potential where we need to improve the linkages between agriculture and the manufacturing sectors, so that we can have higher value-added growth in Jamaica”.“We… need to improve our exports from Jamaica, and this [agro-processing] is one of the subsectors that can do that,” she added.She cited opportunity to tap into the Haitian market, which imports approximately US$2 billion worth of goods and is one of Jamaica’s closest neighbours.Mrs. Breese McNab was speaking at a forum on ‘Business and Trading Opportunities for the Regional Agri-Food Private Sector’ hosted by the JMEA, at its offices in downtown Kingston on Wednesday (January 23).Representatives from various Caribbean territories were in attendance, networking and sharing their experiences, challenges, and suggestions in boosting regional trade.The session included presentations on the topics ‘Targeting the European Union Market via the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)’; ‘Revisiting the CARICOM Market, Hurdling the Barriers’; ‘Proposals for the Removal of Non-Tariff Barriers’; and ‘Strategies for Improving Transportation and Logistics’.Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) representative from St. Lucia, Allister Glean, said he was pleased to participate in the event and to discuss the issues that impede regional trade.Mr. Glean commended the work of the JMEA in Jamaica, and committed to help foster linkages among Caribbean territories to boost opportunities for trade.last_img read more

first_img According to Mr. Samuda, the three-day international trade show, conceptualised and executed by the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) in Montego Bay, was not only a huge success but provided an opportunity for many local businesses to access the global marketplace. In the meantime, President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, T’Shura Gibbs, said the event was remarkable. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the recently held Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) was a major boost for manufacturing and the services sector.According to Mr. Samuda, the three-day international trade show, conceptualised and executed by the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) in Montego Bay, was not only a huge success but provided an opportunity for many local businesses to access the global marketplace.“This was a remarkable expo. This is the kind of trade show that our country needs and where our local business owners get to rub shoulders with their overseas counterparts,” the Minister told JIS News.Mr. Samuda said he knew that the JMA and its team had put in a lot of work to make the event a reality, but he was a “little surprised at how extraordinarily well the turnout was, especially for an inaugural event”.The Minister, who also toured and interacted with all the booth holders on June 2, said that not only was the JIE a big breakthrough for a number of local businesses, “it also provided another opportunity for brand Jamaica to be showcased in an international forum and one befitting of its status as a global powerhouse”.“The JIE has not only opened doors; it has also created the opening where local businesses can now build on the contacts they have made, ensuring that, from now on, they will know where to go and who to call on, as it relates to doing business on the global front,” Mr. Samuda said.In the meantime, President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, T’Shura Gibbs, said the event was remarkable.“The JMA and all who assisted in making this a reality must be commended for what they have done. As a first-time event, this is simply amazing. What it also shows is that the opportunities for economic growth and prosperity are real and are there for us to take full advantage of. This is what the JIE is about… to bring businesses together in an up-close and personal manner, where deals can be made,” she said.The JIE, which ran for three days (June1-3) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, had more than 200 buyers and suppliers from 11 countries, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, participating.It also saw a wide cross section of participants from both local and international companies, including tourism, construction, business process outsourcing, agriculture and manufacturing. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the recently held Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) was a major boost for manufacturing and the services sector. Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_imgOn February 19, actress and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson Freida Pinto joined Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris to host a D.J. Night at the newly reopened Teddy’s at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. The evening, in support of the global education campaign, 10×10, featured performances by some of today’s hottest D.J.’s, including Ms. Nix and D.J. AcE.Notable attendees included the evening’s host Freida Pinto, D.J. AcE and D.J. Ms. Nix, along with Vanity Fair Vice President and Publisher Edward Menicheschi and guests Will Smith, Dev Patel, Chloe Grace Moretz, Paul Haggis, Jessica Lowndes, Jason George, Alex Morgan, Debby Ryan, Zoe Lister Jones, and more.10×10 supports the education of girls around the world through film and advocacy. The fulcrum of 10×10′s campaign is the groundbreaking feature film, Girl Rising, which spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the life of a girl — and the world. Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins, the film tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries. It is written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses, including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Alicia Keys, Chloe Moretz, and Selena Gomez. Actress Freida Pinto, the night’s host and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson, also appears in the film.D.J. Night has always been one of the hippest parties of Vanity Fair’s Campaign Hollywood, now in its 14th year, and this year was no exception. Guests had the opportunity to enjoy touch-ups at on-site L’Oréal Paris makeup stations, take a photo in the L’Oréal Paris photo booth, and view the new 2013 Fiat 500 on display throughout the evening.Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris’s D.J. Night was part of Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood, the magazine’s annual week-long series of events and one-of-a-kind moments in support of charitable causes leading up to the Academy Awards.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Allegations of price fixing in the bread aisles of major grocers are “shocking” and “bizarre,” analysts said Wednesday as more companies came forward to reveal they are co-operating with an investigation by the country’s competition watchdog.Grocer Sobey’s Inc. confirmed Wednesday that the watchdog was present at its offices in connection with search warrants regarding pricing related to commercial bread dating back to 2001.“They arrived in our Stellarton and Ontario offices (Tuesday),” said spokeswoman Jacquelin Corrado in an email. “We are co-operating to support the investigation and have advised employees internally of the process underway.”The Competition Bureau said late Tuesday that the Ontario Superior Court in Ottawa granted search warrants “based on evidence that there are reasonable grounds to believe that certain individuals and companies have engaged in activities contrary to the Competition Act.”Spokeswoman Marie-France Faucher said the bureau was conducting the searches and gathering evidence to determine the facts, but that there has been no conclusion of wrongdoing at this time and no charges have been laid.Faucher added that she could not reveal more details, as the bureau is required to conduct investigations confidentially. The application and search warrants are also sealed.Canada’s Competition Act prohibits agreements that “prevent or unduly lessen competition or to unreasonably enhance the price of a product.”That could include agreements between competitors to fix prices, or to restrict production of a product by setting quotas or other means that would be considered cartel activities. Penalties for price fixing could include fines of up to $10 million, imprisonment to a maximum term of five years, or both.However, the bureau says price-fixing conspiracies are, by their nature, difficult to detect and prove.“Suspicions and evidence of identical prices are not enough to prove a criminal offence,” the bureau says on its website.The country’s other big grocers, Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Metro Inc. have said they are fully co-operating with the probe but would not comment on whether their offices were searched.George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN), which owns a controlling stake in Loblaw as well as the Weston Foods bakery, has said it is co-operating with investigators, as have Canada Bread Co. Ltd., which is owned by Mexican company Grupo Bimbo, and Walmart Canada.Canada’s major retailers have many measures in place to guard against price fixing, a practice that prevents or weakens competition through agreements to set prices at artificial levels, said retail analyst Bruce Winder.“It seems a little bizarre, because all the grocers and all the big companies have fairly strong policies, compliance programs and training for employees not to do this,” said Winder, the co-founder and partner of Retail Advisors Network.John Williams, a partner at retail consulting company J.C. Williams Group, called the probe “shocking” given that Canada’s major retailers are governed by very well-defined codes of ethics.He also noted that the bread industry has been in “turmoil” as consumers look for healthier or artisan versions of the food staple, pushing producers to innovate with new varieties to stay competitive.“It now has almost become a fashion item… Huge aisles of white bread are slowly shrinking,” Williams said.Bread also remains a “high-profile item that grocery stores use to drive people in, much like milk,” said Winder.Meanwhile, the sector has faced intensifying competition, with the entry of discount retailers such as Walmart into the grocery space and Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods.“The margin pressure in groceries is astronomical… Competitors are looking for anything to try and get an edge,” Winder said.The Competition Bureau has been cracking down on pricing practices in Canada in recent years.In February, the watchdog moved to sue Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) over alleged deceptive pricing practices, an accusation the retailer denies.The bureau also conducted an investigation into e-book pricing, and reached a deal in 2014 with four major e-book publishers that forced them to drop their practice of stopping retailers from offering discounts on the digital reading material.last_img read more