Hundreds turn out for Gabrielle’s Diary Charity Ball – Picture Special

first_imgGlamour, generosity and great craic was the order of the night when Donegal social diarist Gabrielle McMonagle hosted her 10th fundraising ball last weekend.Over 400 people flocked to the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny on Saturday night for the Gabrielle’s Diary Ball, one of the biggest events in Donegal’s social calendar.The event was a giant party of music and dancing and heartwarming moments in aid of a great local cause – the Donegal Down Syndrome Association (DDS). Style icon Gabrielle was joined by special guest and fellow fashionista Sinead McDevitt for a grand entrance and some exceptional speeches.Sinead McDevitt and Gabrielle McMonagle at the 2019 Gabrielle’s Diary Charity BallSinead, who Gabrielle first met on World Down Syndrome Day 2018, was the inspiration behind this year’s event being held in aid of DDS.Just days after World Down Syndrome Day 2019, Sinead shared some important messages in her speech. She spoke about the huge benefits she gained from Speech and Language therapy with DDS and with a little help from family, teachers and friends, she has truly come into her own.The aspiring fashion designer, who loves sport and dance, made a big impact with her words: “I like being different, I like being me, and I wouldn’t change a thing,” said Sinead.Gina Grant from DDS shared the history of the local branch and outlined the outstanding work they have done over the years to champion equal education and support for children and adults with Down syndrome.Members of DDS their partners put on a spectacular dance which was excellently choreographed by Shona Tinneny. This show stopping performance was a proud and memorable moment for all the dancers and their families and it set the tone for a lively and fun night for all.Gabrielle’s Diary Ball in the Clanree Hotel, with decor by EventfulAntoinette Coyle, Clanree Hotel, MC Lee Gooch and Gabrielle McMonagleFew could wait for one of the most exciting parts of the night – when the winners of Gabrielle’s fundraiser raffle were revealed. Fabulous prizes from local hotels, stores and beauty salons were won, while there were huge celebrations for Jacqueline Abbas, who scooped the grand prize of five nights in the 5 star Bonnington Hotel in Jumeirah Lake Towers.Martin McGettigan of the McGettigan Group was there to award the top prize, and was full of praise for Gabrielle’s hard work in organising the ball in support of DDS this year. Well-known photographer and columnist Gabrielle has raised over €150,000 for local causes from her fundraising nights. From the huge numbers in attendance and generosity for the grand prize raffle, she is sure to add another great amount to this total.After a wonderful banquet, great giveaways, a holiday auction and entertainment MC’d by Lee Gooch, guests packed the dancefloor to enjoy music with the David Craig band and DJ Tubbsy – and more than a few dance-offs!See photos from the ball below:Hundreds turn out for Gabrielle’s Diary Charity Ball – Picture Special was last modified: March 26th, 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:charity ballclanree hotelDonegal Down SyndromeGABRIELLE’S DIARYletterkennylast_img read more

Harrison reverses decision to retire

first_imgAudley Harrison has reversed his decision to retire.The 41-year-old announced he was quitting the ring after his first-round defeat at the hands of heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder in Sheffield last month.But Harrison says he was inspired to return following the recent birth of his son.“When I made the tough decision to walk away from boxing, I knew it was not going to be easy,’” he said.“As the days passed, I knew I would not be able to live with the decision.“There is no way I am going to tell my son ‘I gave up because I didn’t want to climb the mountain again, I didn’t want to dust myself off again’.“I’m now in the best shape of my career, doing things I haven’t done for years, and back in love with the sport. How can I retire when I know I have another shot in me?”Harlesden’s former Olympic champion has been much criticised as a professional – not least after a dismal showing when challenging David Haye for the world title in 2010.He was also crushed in the first round by David Price last year but opted to continue his career.He won the popular Prizefighter tournament for the second time before the fight against Wilder, which Harrison felt was stopped prematurely after he was floored by the American.Harrison added: “We all saw how the fight ended, which was not right.“I can’t walk away with that performance. If I do, it would haunt me until I’m old and grey.“I got up, they should have let him come to finish me, and let me show what I got.“People who worry I may get hurt, I thank you for your concerns. We live in a free society and my desire for freedom and autonomy is my universal right.“Don’t know where, but see you in a ring real soon.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jive SBS 4.0 Offers Office Integration and an iPhone App

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#Products 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img alex williams In its most significant update to date, Jive Software is following the evolution of the social web in the enterprise with features that allow users the flexibility to use the tools in multiple ways.Social Business 4.0 (SBS), is Jive’s latest version of its enterprise collaboration technology. In this new release, Jive includes deep integration with Microsoft Office, a mobile application for the iPhone and Blackberry plus the ability to bridge from internal to external communities.Companies in the Enterprise 2.0 space are quickly finding that the era of isolation is pretty much over. Social technologies are not space age concepts anymore. It no longer feels like you are speaking a different language when talking about the social web. The users are there. And they want more than single-use applications.They want flexibility and convenience.In this regard, Jive is offering the ability to create or save documents in Microsoft Office with automatic upload to the Jive platform. Documents are rendered for the browser for users to view and make comments. Users may also collaborate on documents such as Power Point presentations. This co-authoring feature is similar to what you can do in Google Docs. We expect to see more companies offering this type of co-authoring capability. Socialtext, for instance, came out of beta with SocialCalc, its distributed spreadsheet application.Mobile applications are starting to make headway into the enterprise. SocialCast unveiled its iPhone application earlier this month. We expect that enterprise applications will proliferate over the next year.Jive took this into consideration when deciding to go with an iPhine application. Analysts they spoke with said that enterprises are accepting the influx of iPhones, mostly due to huge demand for the device. .The Jive application for the iPhone includes:Collaboration features for users to engage with others through discussion threads, blogs, documents, comments and repliesAbility to follow people based on their activity streamA rich profile environment, providing the ability to quickly find peopleFor the Blackberry:Users may receive content they follow via email and reply as well to the content they follow. This includes content from blogs, discussions, documents and status updates.The application leverages vCard technology that users may download and apply to a particular space or group.SBS 4.0 is a comprehensive update. It has a number of additional features including the ability to bridge communities outside the firewall. Other new features include tools for community managers to quantify the activity of their communities.Jive SBS 4.0 is available now. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

2 NRC officials arrested on bribery charge

first_imgSleuths of Assam’s Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday arrested two officials of a National Register of Citizens (NRC) service centre for taking money to include a person’s name in the updated NRC.The two were identified as field-level officer Syed Shahjahan and assistant local registrar of citizen registration Rahul Parashar. Both were posted at the Ganeshguri NRC centre in Guwahati.“A woman named Kajari Ghosh Dutta had filed a complaint that the duo had sought ₹10,000 for including her name in the NRC after correcting some defects in her application. A team led by a DSP caught the 48-year-old Shahjahan and found the money on him,” an officer saidThe team also caught Mr. Parashar as he was found to be involved with the bribery case and seized connected documents.The office of the State Coordinator for NRC, in a statement, allayed fears of tampering with the NRC process in view of the arrests. “The system of NRC update is strong enough to ensure quality and will remain unaffected even in case of complicity,” it saiThe final NRC draft is expected to be published by July 31 as directed by the Supreme Court. NRC officials said that about 85% of the process has been completed so far. This includes preparing an additional draft by June 22 for those included in the final NRC but was found ineligible on verification.Some 40.07 lakh out of 3.29 crore applicants had been left out of the complete draft of NRC that was published on June 30, 2018. The claims and objection phase for the excluded as well as those who names were included faultily had been completed on December 31, 2018.These claims and objections are being verified.last_img read more

LeBron James heads to Manila again on September 2

first_imgLATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Cleveland also picked up 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose and Jeff Green in the offseason. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 21, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James is set to return to Manila.James, who is arguably the best basketball player in the world today, is making his third visit to the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT The 32-year-old James, who just led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their third straight NBA Finals two months ago, will be in the country on Sept. 2 for his “Strive for Greatness Show” which will be held at Mall of Asia Arena.James was supposed to visit Manila in September 2016 but cancelled the stop due to logistical reasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe two-time Olympic gold medalist is looking to bring another title in Cleveland in the coming season, but with a different-looking squad.The Cavaliers, who yielded the championship to the Golden State Warriors in five games, just swapped its All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for another stud in Isaiah Thomas, quality role player in Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and an unprotected 2018 first round pick from the Brooklyn Nets. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day PLAY LIST 01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:151.108M crowd estimate at Manila North Cemetery since Oct. 30 to Nov. 201:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Eagles battle desperate Maroons

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Foton downs Iriga, extends win run to 4 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Far Eastern U goes up against National U at 2 p.m. in a match with huge playoff repercussions.A victory by the Tamaraws, coupled by an Ateneo win over UP in the second game, will seal fourth spot for FEU, which is a full game ahead of the Fighting Maroons with a 6-6 record.The Tamaraws are coming off a 79-63 over University of the East last Sunday, the same day the Maroons dropped a 70-86 decision to Adamson.“It was a good morale booster for us heading into the homestretch,” said FEU coach Olsen Racela, who got a big game from guard Jasper Parker against the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Ateneo seeks to move within a victory of an elimination round sweep and an outright finals berth as it tangles with a desperate University of the Philippines squad on Wednesday in UAAP Season 93 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Blue Eagles are gunning for a 13th straight victory in the 4 p.m. clash with the Fighting Maroons, who are trying to stay alive in the Final Four race.It will be an uphill climb for the Maroons, who need to win their last two games and hope that FEU does not go beyond seven wins to force a playoff for the last postseasons spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUP coach Bo Perasol is relishing the challenge for his squad, which could also see itself eliminated with a loss to Ateneo.“What a way for us to end our season with a win against a team without a loss,” said Perasol, who is looking to steer UP to the Final Four for the first time in 20 years. “That’s a very tall order, but then again, we have to play. Who knows, they might have a bad game against us.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more

a month agoJofre Mateu says former Barcelona teammate Carles Puyol won’t be returning

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Jofre Mateu says former Barcelona teammate Carles Puyol won’t be returningby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Barcelona player Jofre Mateu says former teammate Carles Puyol won’t be returning to the club.The ex-Barcelona captain was expected to take up the sporting director job offered to him by President Josep Maria Bartomeu.”Although he [Puyol] has been thinking about it,” Jofre, a former Barcelona player himself said on Que t’hi jugues!”Right now I can tell you that he will not be a sporting director.”I’m 99 percent sure Puyol won’t take the position. He has other plans.” last_img read more

Inter Milan director defiant on signing Modric

first_imgInter sporting director Piero Ausilio is optimistic about landing the current Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric from Real Madrid despite the odds stacked up against him.Modric was heavily linked with Inter in the summer transfer window, but Real Madrid refused to sanction the deal.However, Piero Ausilio has remained defiant with Modric approaching the twilight of his career prompting him to say “in football, you can never say never”.“I didn’t believe it until the end, but at the same time, I don’t see why you can’t dream,” Ausilio told Football Italia via Sky.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“All I said last summer was: ‘we’re here, if Real Madrid think they can make this happen then let’s talk about it’.“Could we go in again? We’re talking about very important players with huge quality, but you can never say never in football.”Modric played a key role in helping Los Blancos retain the FIFA World Club Cup, where he scored a rare goal in the finals.last_img read more

Juanfran Atleti are the club of my life I would like

first_imgAtletico Madrid full-back Juanfran hopes to renew his contract at the club that means the most to himThe former Real Madrid youth player has spent the last eight years with city rivals Atleti but will be out of contract at the end of this season.However, Juanfran remains a key member of the team and produced a great performance in their 1-0 La Liga win over Levante on Sunday.“Atleti are the club of my life, I would like to stay,” said Juanfran, according to Marca.“My hope is that the club renews me and that they still see me as a valuable player, who can put in a level of performance adequate of the team and our coach.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I will never create a problem here regardless if whether I leave in the summer or in future years, this club will always mean the world to me.“I hope to do whatever the best thing is for the club and I am sure that Diego Godin and Filipe Luis will do the same, they care about the club like this too.“The players are never the most important thing about Atleti but I believe my presence here can benefit the team going forward.”Juanfran has made 325 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side across all competitions.The 34-year-old’s time at the Spanish capital has seen him win La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de España, Europa League (2x) and UEFA Super Cup (2x).last_img read more

Four killed in plane en route to Provo not natives

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cheddi jagan international airport, death, Plane crash, provienciales, south florida, venezuala Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Feb 2015 – A sigh of relief amidst news of a tragedy as residents of the Turks and Caicos learned about a Provo-bound plane which yesterday crashed in a rural part of South Florida. All four souls on board the Beech1900 declared dead and the mystery about who the people were, lingered. Magnetic Media learned at least three on board were Venezuelan and the Providenciales International Airport was a fuel stop for the flight. The crash caused a power outage in the area of South West Miami Dade, the wreckage frightful and the FAA reported that the pilot was returning to the Miami Executive Airport after requesting permission to re-land because only one engine on the plane was working. The plane never made it back. TCI residents, based on the plane’s description had thought it may have been a charter of indigenous Caicos Express Airways… executives confirmed otherwise; that all was well – their passengers, pilots, planes all safe and not connected to the crash. One eyewitness report carried by WSVN Florida said the pilot seemed to be attempting a safe landing, but the plane hit the ground too hard and burst into flames. Cuban military crash leaves 8 dead Recommended for you No medical report yet in Capron deathlast_img read more