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LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION MEMBERS IN MOURNING AFTER DEATH OF POPULAR COLLEAGUE DONNA TOYE

first_imgThe staff, Directors & Oversight Committee past and present of Letterkenny Credit Union Ltd have today paid tribute to popular staff member Donna Toye who has passed away.Donna was just 46, was originally from Ramelton but had been residing at Glentain Manor, Mountain Top Letterkenny. She died after a short illness.“We are greatly saddened at the loss of our dear colleague and friend Donna Toye,” said the organisation in a statement to Donegal Daily today. “Donna was an outstanding and dedicated employee for 22 years and was well known and loved by all staff and members who came in contact with her. Donna will be sadly missed by all. May she rest in peace.”As a mark of respect the office will remain closed on Tuesday 20th October 2015. Normal business will resume on Wednesday.Her remains are reposing at the home of her Sister Tara Wilkie, 1 Radharc  an Chuain, Coylin Court, Ramelton.Requiem Mass in tomorrow Tuesday October 20 at 11am in St Mary’s Church Ramelton. Burial afterwards in the adjoining CemeteryFamily flowers only.  Donations if desired to Donegal Hospice c/o of Sweeney Funeral Directors. LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION MEMBERS IN MOURNING AFTER DEATH OF POPULAR COLLEAGUE DONNA TOYE was last modified: October 19th, 2015 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:credit uniondeathDonna ToyeletterkennyRameltonRIPlast_img read more

49ers midseason forecast: How legendary can Bosa, defense be?

first_imgAre they ready … SANTA CLARA – Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks and MVP candidates are on the horizon for the 49ers defense.Can they compensate for the loss of linebacker Kwon Alexander to a pectoral injury? Yes.Will they continue this bait-and-switch approach to yielding rushing yards early in games? It’s getting old, but not destructive.How truly dominant can Nick Bosa and the pass rush be? This is what’s made the 8-0 start so fascinating to watch, and that’s not stopping now.last_img read more

Taking South Africa’s pink route

first_imgBeautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife, world-class cities, a rich diversity of people, culture and heritage – and the first Bill of Rights in the world to explicitly protect lesbians and gays from discrimination – is making South Africa the destination of choice for gay holiday makers.South Africa is welcoming to gay travellers. (Image: Niko Knigge)Brand South Africa reporterFrom Cape Town in the Western Cape through the beautiful Garden Route, up to Johannesburg and on to the Kruger National Park, there is a daisy chain of gay friendly establishments to choose from.Cape TownThe Mother City and the gay capital of South Africa, Cape Town is enchanting – arguably one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. Cradled by Table Mountain and looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, it is the oldest city in South Africa, with immense charm and historical interest.Cape Town’s attractions include the vibrant Waterfront development, eclectic restaurants and unbelievable nightlife. Take a walk or cable-car ride up Table Mountain, enjoy a boat cruise or visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The beaches and nature reserves of the Cape peninsula are also close at hand.Guest House One Belverdere is found on the city centre slopes of Table Mountain in the stylish and quiet suburb of Oranjezicht. Ideal for holidays and business, it is within walking distance of the buzzing and trendy shops and restaurants of Kloof and Long Street. Gay men only.Huijs Haerlem is close to the Waterfront, Cape Town city centre and the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Although attractions like Kirstenbosch, art galleries and museums are all nearby, guest may be tempted to stay and relax by the solar heated pool, soaking up the sunshine in peace and tranquillity. Gay owned and/or managed.Kensington Place, nestled on the foothills of Table Mountain, offers the ideal base from which to explore the Mother City while also being able to enjoy fine cuisine, contemporary design and breathtaking views of the city, harbour and mountain. Gay-friendly.Parker Cottage is centrally situated at the foot of Table Mountain in a stylishly renovated Victorian house with all modern conveniences. Gay owned and/or managed.Cape Town TourismKalk Bay, rustic quiet and welcoming. (Image: SA Tourism)The West CoastNorth of Cape Town is the West Coast, a remote and beautiful place of quaint fishing villages, empty beaches, immense bird colonies and carpets of Namaqualand spring flowers. The West Coast’s unique hospitality is typified by its rustic open air seafood restaurants.Blue Dolphin Bed & Breakfast lies in Paternoster, a historic fishing village, and offers bed and breakfast rooms or self-catering cottages on the dunes with uninterrupted views of the sea. Gay owned and/or managed.West Coast TourismThe road to the West Coast runs through a desert. (Image: SA Tourism)The OverbergNext on the route is the Overberg region of the Western Cape, with a rich history and dotted with unspoilt villages and towns. Villiersdorp is a good base from which to explore the area of Franschhoek, South Africa’s gourmet capital, with Caledon and its Victorian spa baths only 30 kilometres away. Other attractions include hiking trails, 4×4 routes and a nine-hole golf course lying alongside the Theewaterskloof dam.Dagbreek Museum Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast offers a glimpse of the past in its restaurant, situated in Villiersdorp’s only national monument, with country home cooking and comfortable accommodation. Gay owned and/or managed.Overberg TourismRoute 62Travelling east, the historic Route 62 meanders through a region of exquisite beauty dominated by rugged mountains. In the valleys are fruit orchards, vineyards, elegant Cape Dutch wine estates and charming rural towns. Attractions include hiking trails through the mountains, hot springs and wine-tasting.Fraai Uitzicht 1798, Dutch for “beautiful view”, is a retreat in the heart of the Robertson Valley on Route 62. Lying on the slopes of the Langeberg mountains, it is a historic wine and guest farm with an award-winning restaurant and offers a real vineyard experience. Gay owned and/or managed.The Montagu Country Hotel, built in 1875, is a beautiful Art Deco establisment and the oldest accommodation establishment in the Western Cape village of Montagu. It is a typical country hotel with an air of stylish simplicity. Gay owned and/or managed.Route 62 TourismThe Whale RouteAlternatively, follow the southern coastal road to the Hermanus region. Here a series of picturesque seaside villages boast some of the finest land-based whale-watching in the world from August to December, as well as spectacular mountain scenery and sandy beaches for swimming, bodysurfing and sunset strolls.Enjoy a nature walk among the spring flowers and mountain fynbos, or visit the villages of Arniston and Cape Agulhas – the southernmost point on the African continent. Nearby Gans Bay offers exciting great white shark diving and viewing excursions.Skuinshuis is a peaceful retreat in picturesque Vermont, on the Whale Riviera of Hermanus, with spectacular sea and mountain views of the famous Walker Bay. Gay owned and/or managed.Hermanus TourismCape Agulhas TourismThe Klein KarooThe Klein Karoo – little Karoo – is a wide vista of semidesert, with the name “Karoo” coming from the San word for “thirst”. There are many interesting things to see and do in the region. From port wine tasting to a visit to the world-renowned Cango Caves, or an ostrich farm, the area offers tranquility and peacefulness under a fire of stars at night.Die Gat Guesthouse is a farmstead and historical monument in the Middelplaas valley near De Rust. It has been home to the Schoeman family since the early 1800s. The old homestead’s character has been retained, such as the paint of German origin on the interior walls of the voorkamer (lounge), the original architecture and its picturesque gay friendly environment.Klein Karoo Wine RouteThe Garden RouteThe Garden Route snakes along the southern Cape coast, getting its name from the lush indigenous forests and temperate climate. This region offers a spectacular headlands giving way to superb Indian Ocean beaches. Behind the sand dunes lie wetland lakes, forests and soaring mountains. The route is perfect for both those wanting to relax – as well as for more active types, with a number of operators offering cycling, abseiling, bungee jumping, canoeing and kloofing (canyoning).Knysna, a spectacular lagoon, a lush indigenous forest and spectacular scenery. (Image: SA Tourism)Central to the Garden Route is the beautiful coastal town of Knysna, with a spectacular lagoon, a lush indigenous forest and spectacular scenery. Every May the town hosts the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, a gay festival with four days of non-stop entertainment for anyone who enjoys a party. In July there’s the Knysna Oyster Festival, offering oyster braais, oyster tasting, oyster eating competitions and other molluscular activities, as well as live entertainment and lots of sporting events.Palms Wilderness lies near the Wilderness Nature Reserve in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy luxury en-suite double rooms with stylish ethnic furnishings in close proximity to ostrich farms, the Cango Caves, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma National Park. Gay owned and/or managed.Garden Route TourismKnysna TourismPlettenberg Bay TourismThe Eastern CapeThe Eastern Cape stretches from Cape St Francis to the Wild Coast. Its attractive white beaches are backed by undulating rolling pastures, bushveld and forested dunes. This gentle beauty belies both the region’s bloody history and the drama of its interior, with the grand vistas and majesty of the Great Karoo and superb malaria-free game reserves. The Addo Elephant National Park is home to many wildlife species such as elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard and many species of antelope.Elephants gather at a watering hole in Addo Elephant Park. (Image: SA Tourism)Elephant House is an exclusive thatched lodge in the sun-drenched Sundays River Valley on the edge of the Addo Elephant Park. Courtyards and deep verandas furnished with antiques, Persian carpets and the owner’s private collection of African art provide a wonderful ambience and cosseted luxury. Gay-friendly.Eastern Cape TourismGautengMoving north, the province of Gauteng is home to Johannesburg, known as the City of Gold and the pulsating heart of South Africa’s industrial and commercial life.The city has a thriving gay and lesbian community, with an annual pride march and a  gay nightlife district called the Heartlands – a development bankrolled by the city to the tune of R32-million.Johannesburg is a cosmopolitan foodie heaven. (Image: SA Tourism)Close to the city there’s the beautiful Magaliesburg mountain range, ideal for hiking, picnicking and visiting game farms, quaint roadside shops, cheese farms, restaurants and more. Hartbeespoort Dam offers watersports and lazy days messing around in boats, while the nearby Cradle of Humankind World Heritage fossil sites have been developed to allow tourists to explore our fascinating origins.City of JohannesburgMagalies MeanderGauteng TourismCradle of HumankindCradle of Humankind World Heritage site allows visitors to explore our fascinating origins. (Image: SA Tourism)Kruger National ParkIn the northeast of the country lies the massive Kruger National Park, an area of land larger than Israel and teeming with all the African wildlife you could wish for. The park has its own rest camps, with chalets, camping grounds and more upmarket accommodation. If it’s real luxury you’re after, there are a number of private game farms on the border of the park where you can enjoy some pampering after a day in the wilds of Africa.Djuma Game Reserve is situated in the prestigious Sabi Sand Reserve next to the Kuger National Park and offers the best in game viewing, accommodation and service excellence. Guests have the choice of three unique camps, and can enjoy superb game drive safaris in open vehicles and fascinating game walks with well qualified rangers and trackers. Gay friendly.South African National ParksKruger Park Private ReservesKruger 2 CanyonsSabi Sands Game ReserveRainbow in Kruger Park. (Image: Barbara Eckstein)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference aims to inspire farmers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference will be held May 21–24 in Lexington, Kentucky, and promises to be an experience jam-packed with ideas, innovations and solutions for the agriculture industry. The annual international conference, now in its 33rd year, draws more than 3,000 attendees from nearly 80 countries.Alltech’s Global Pig Marketing Manager Justin Ellis visited with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the upcoming event and how to save money by registering this week!last_img read more

Anushka, Virat will get married soon: BCCI had told management

first_imgExcuses have been given an entirely new dimension by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). If allowing girlfriend Anushka Sharma to stay with Virat Kohli in England for the first two Tests wasn’t enough to raise eyebrows, the pretext BCCI used to convince the team management is mind-boggling.BCCI told the management that the duo will get married very soon.Speaking to Mail Today, a BCCI official said that while there was a bit of a dilemma as to how the touring Indian media would react, the Board told the officials travelling with the team that it was just a matter of time before the duo ties the nuptial knot.”The team management was slightly taken aback when the BCCI approved Kohli’s plea of letting Anushka stay with him. But they were told there was no reason to worry as the two were planning to get married. And this isn’t the first time such a thing was happening. A captain’s girlfriend had travelled with the team in the past as well,” he said.In fact, the BCCI also told them that Kohli was smart enough to handle the situation and the media wouldn’t even get to know of Anushka’s presence -a definite error of judgment.”When the management enquired on how to handle the media if they questioned her presence with the vice-captain, they were told that Kohli can handle the media attention and wouldn’t let the cat out of the bag,” he said.On the view that Anushka’s presence had nothing to do with Kohli’s poor form, the official said: “Unlike football, Test cricket is played for eight hours. And when the mind is on picking and dropping friends, the result will be visible on the field itself. Off-field activities definitely play on the mind.”advertisementBut another official said that the sole reason behind the ruckus is the relationship status. “If the duo was married, nobody would have said a word. We all know how Indian culture is. And the lack of form ended up serving as fodder for the media. If he had scored runs, they would have ignored the whole issue,” he said.last_img read more

DEADLINE FOR NTL ADVERTISING APPROACHES

first_imgWith the Mens, Womens and Opens finals being recorded for Fox Sports and a record number of teams taking part in the event, the 2006 NTL is set to be the biggest ever.If you would like to advertise amongst the NTL crowd for your own business, company or even for your local Touch knockout or competition, here’s your chance!Approximately 3000 copies of the NTL program will be produced for the event and it will also be uploaded onto the TFA website. The cost will be $500 per A4 page, $250 per half and $125 per quarter page.Contact media@austouch.com.au or phone 1800 654 951 if you’re interested in this opportunity.This opportunity will close on Monday February 20 as the program will head into production.Homelast_img read more

a month agoWATCH: Man Utd hero Rio tells fans to stop Ole sack talk

first_imgWATCH: Man Utd hero Rio tells fans to stop Ole sack talkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRio Ferdinand has posted a video of himself defending Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Manchester United supporters.The video came after United lost 2-0 to West Ham United at London Stadium on Sunday.Some supporters have called for Solskjaer to be sacked after the lacklustre display.But Ferdinand told fans the reaction was “knee-jerk” and wouldn’t benefit the club.Rolling up on the fan tv like…. #MUFCpic.twitter.com/66QH4edfgA— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 22, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

4 days agoGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d make Brighton return

first_imgGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d make Brighton returnby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d be willing to return to parent club BrightonAndone is on a straight loan at Gala and has admitted frustration with his 12 months in England.Though he told AS: “I was misunderstood and I want to make it clear. My year there was not what I expected. I missed that they had confidence in me, I didn’t play more than two consecutive games as a starter. I don’t ask to play every game, because I’m not a megacrack, I just want continuity. “mI came to doubt myself, my abilities, if I really had a level for the Premier… There were many disappointments. It’s not that I don’t want to go back, I respect Brighton, they signed me for six years and they are worrying about me. I just want to feel like a footballer. “It all starts by recovering my best version and being happy.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

FSU 5-Star Commit Levonta Taylor Says Decommitted 5-Star Tight End Isaac Nauta Will “Be Back”

first_imgA view of the back of a Florida State player's football helmet.DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 14: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Florida State Seminoles during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Florida State lost a big commitment today. Isaac Nauta, a five-star tight end in the 2016 class, announced on Twitter that he has de-committed from the Seminoles’ program. FSU fans shouldn’t worry, though, according to five-star defensive back commit Levonta Taylor. Taylor, who has been committed to FSU since April, says Nauta will “be back” and tells fans “don’t worry!” He’ll be back. Don’t worry !— Levonta Taylor (@iamlevonta) July 28, 2015Well, that’s a good sign, Florida State fans. The Seminoles’ 2016 class is ranked the No. 3 class in the country by 247 Sports.last_img read more

The Top 5 College Football Teams Fans Are Betting On To Win The National Title

first_imgCollege Football National Championship Trophy.National titleCollege football fans are likely happy with Michigan’s quick turnaround under Jim Harbaugh – simply because a good Wolverines team makes the sport more interesting. But apparently, a lot of them are actually starting to believe that UM can both reach this year’s College Football Playoff and – wait for it – win it all too.According to ESPN’s David Payne Purdum, the top five teams by number of bets to win the national title at the Las Vegas SuperBook are Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Clemson and Alabama. That’s right – the Wolverines are getting the most bets to win it all.Of course – that’s a product of both hype and odds. As of February 1, Michigan was a 12-1 bet to win it all. Alabama was tops, at 6:1.Top 5 teams to win the college football national title by number of bets @LVSuperBook: 1. Michigan 2. Ohio St 3. LSU 4. Clemson 5. Alabama— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 20, 2016Oklahoma and Baylor are the teams with the best odds that aren’t part of the list, for what it’s worth.If Michigan does win it all, Las Vegas is going to have a rough night. We’ll find out.last_img read more