TNT management blasts Narvasa: ‘He is biased’

first_imgMarvin Lee ‘frustrated, pressured’ as UST nears winless season Narvasa said on Friday that TNT assistant team manager Magnum Membrere also submitted Standhardinger’s application to the PBA Office, duplicating the Fil-German’s forms after his agent had earlier sent his papers.“Comm. Chito talked to Christian Standhardinger in Lebanon to join the draft because he knew that [the draft pool] is shallow. He called that it would be okay for Christian Standhardinger to miss the draft camp and have a proxy to submit his application since he will be out of the country. So of course, it’s a different person who submitted it. No logical reason to divulge the info other than a futile and pathetic attempt to take the spotlight off him,” the statement read.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: TNT also tried to arrange trade for Kia draft pick, says Narvasa“TNT management resents the statement of Comm. Narvasa. Uncalled for. Just proves he is biased.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The team executive called out Narvasa for using TNT as a scapegoat for the approval of the deal, which sent Kia’s number one pick, which turned out to be Standhardinger, to San Miguel in exchange for Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and the Beermen’s 2019 first round pick.READ: PBA approves Kia-San Miguel trade “We resented his statement as it is uncalled for. Why did he have to use us to justify his decision?,” the statement read. “In addition, any team has the right to see what trades would make sense for them regardless of players thrown into the equation. His decision robs the PBA of the dynamism, excitement, and suspense that a player of Christian Standhardinger’s caliber would bring going up against Fajardo.”The PBA Board of Governors had earlier stated that it would support whatever Narvasa’s decision would be on the transaction.READ: PBA Board to back Narvasa on controversial SMB-Kia tradeHowever, Villavicencio expressed his lack of confidence on the commissioner following his approval of the trade.“If the commissioner does not see this simple perspective, he may not be the right person for the job. We are afraid as to who should be the custodian of the PBA’s overall paramount interest. He talks about parity/ equilibrium for trades, but where is it?” he said.“People have spoken. Comm. Chito, listen to the feedback!”center_img The TNT management released a statement following its alleged involvement in the controversial SMB-Kia trade. #PBA2017 pic.twitter.com/5TvJ5GG3v3— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) October 29, 2017Villavicencio clarified that Membrere was merely acting “as a representative of Smart Gilas.”“It was a sincere gesture to assist Standhardinger with a basic admin filing process because he flew back to Germany after the SEA Games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBreaking its silence, the TNT management blasted PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa, following Narvasa’s claims that the franchise was involved in the controversial trade between San Miguel Beer and Kia.Team manager Virgil Villavicencio released a statement on Sunday, clarified the squad’s involvement in the deal.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

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Vietnamese women row to first Asian Games gold

first_img(From L to R) Silver medallist Iran’s Maryam Omidiparsa, Mahsa Javar and Maryam Karami, gold medalist Vietnam’s Thao Pham Thi, Ta Thanh Huyen, Ho Thi Ly and Luong Thi Thao, and bronze medallist South Korea’s Ji Yoo-jin, Choi Yu-ri, Ku Bo-yeun and Jung Hye-ri pose with their medals during the victory ceremony for the women’s lightweight quadruple sculls rowing final during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANAn overjoyed Vietnamese women’s rowing team paddled into first place Thursday to take their country’s only gold of the Asian Games so far, as China racked up six wins on the Palembang lake.Vietnam’s lightweight women’s quadruple sculls claimed gold in the final race of the penultimate day of rowing events, held in the co-host city of Asia’s regional Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Uzbekistan came away with three medals, including a gold in the men’s double sculls.There was no medal joy for the first of three finals for the Unified Korea team who paddled in last of six in the lightweight men’s four.The team combining both North and South Korean athletes only had a few weeks to train together before the Indonesia-hosted Games.They have two more medal chances Friday in the lightweight women’s double sculls and the lightweight men’s eight.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MVP hopes Clarkson plays more games for PH “We’re very proud and honored because we brought victory to our country,” Ta Thanh Huyen said with a beaming smile on her face. “I never thought I could win a gold medal in a tournament like this.”Iran took the silver in the same event — its best-ever result in women’s rowing — but one of the team, Nazanin Rahmani, could barely stand to receive her medal after coming down sick after the race and was carted off on a stretcher shortly after the ceremony.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’China rowed to victory in six out of eight medal races on Thursday.The Asian Games giant won the men’s and women’s single sculls and pair races, the women’s double sculls and the lightweight men’s four. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

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US$30K Heroin Makes a ‘No-Show’ in Court

first_imgThe packed courtroom of Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice was a scene of disbelief and shock when government lawyers failed to give account of 1.2 kilogram of heroin valued at US$30,000, allegedly arrested from a 24-year-old Ugandan woman, Shirat Nelwadda.Prosecution had indicted her with multiple crimes including unlawful possession, trafficking, and distribution of a narcotic drug.She, however, denied all of the charges read to her in open court by the clerk of court.At the hearing on Tuesday, March 25, while the Court remained seated and silent, Judge Blamo Dixon asked the government lawyers where the heroin, the fruit of the crime (foc) could be found, as it was not in Court where it belonged.  The Prosecution responded:  “The heroin is with the court and we will soon bring it.”That statement elicited this reaction from Judge Dixon: “Tell the people that the drugs are not with this Court.”State prosecutor and judge did not name the court in possession of the 1.2 kilogram of narcotic drugs.Legal experts, however, suggested to the Daily Observer that the drugs were at the Monrovia City Court, which had heard the matter before the defendant had been indicted by the Montserrado County Grand Jury.Before Judge Dixon’s request for the fruit of the crime, prosecution had earlier presented pieces of evidence to the court, leaving behind the 1.2 kilogram of heroin, which was at the center of the trial.The prosecution’s first witness, Special Agent Albert Hare of the Drug Enforcement Agency, (DEA) was also on the stand testifying in the matter.Hare is believed to be the DEA officer who investigated defendant Nelwadda when she was charged.Testifying under cross examination, when asked who had arrested Defendant Nelwadda, Hare responded, “It was officers of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Roberts International Airport’s (RIA) security assigned at the Airport that did the arrest. We were not at the RIA when she was arrested and it is not the DEA that carried out the arrest. It was done by joint security assigned at the Airport including the NSA and RIA. We only came into the picture when she was turned over to us by the NSA. You know we are an agency of government, responsible to investigate drug-related cases. That was why they placed her in our custody,” Hare explained about his agency’s involvement.”That means you never arrested the defendant?” Judge Dixon asked. Hare replied: “Yes, we did not arrest the suspect.”Asked whether the defendant was investigated by the NSA, Hare again responded: “No, NSA did not conduct any investigation.”Also, testifying on the direct, Agent Hare alleged Nelwadda was charged following a preliminary investigation and a laboratory test done on the drugs, by the DEA.Surprisingly, when he was asked by defense counsel whether Nelwadda had a lawyer when she was investigated according to the law, Hare replied: “We accorded the defendant all of her legal rights under the law, including her right to a lawyer and the right to remain silent else any statement made would be used against her in a Court of competent jurisdiction. She agreed, and that was how we went ahead with the investigation.”The case continues.  However, details of the document that brought Nelwadda under the jurisdiction of the Criminal Court — a copy of which is in the possession of this paper— said, on November 30, 2013 she was arrested with 1.2 kilogram of heroin valued at US$30,000 by joint security assigned at the RIA.The document further quoted police as saying: “the drugs were in a black suitcase that she was traveling with.”It continued: “During the investigation, the defendant said she was traveling to Liberia for the first time to meet a “boyfriend” called Ekina, whom she does not know. She had also been told she would be met by Nalutarya Laila, her girlfriend in Zama, Kampala, the capital of Uganda.”The document further alleged that “upon her arrival at RIA and subsequent arrest with the drugs, defendant Nelwadda could neither give the contact address or telephone number of the so-called boyfriend she claimed is the owner of the drugs she was carrying.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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That Owen goal and more things that happened before Martin Odegaard was even born

first_img6 3. John Terry’s debut for Chelsea against Aston Villa on 28 October 1998 4. Xavi’s Barcelona debut on 18 August 1998 6 6 When Martin Odegaard came on as a substitute for Norway against Bulgaria in a Euro 2016 qualifier, aged 15 years and 300 days, he became the youngest player in European Championship history.The wonderkid was born on 17 December 1998, which means he wasn’t even born when these events happened…1. Then wonderkid Michael Owen scoring that goal against Argentina on 30 June 19982. Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool debut at Tottenham on 29 November 1998 6center_img 6. Current Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon’s national team debut on 29 October 1997 6 6 5. Current Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel signing for Liverpool for £1.7m in 1997 (his fifth club up to that point) Things that happened before Martin Odegaard was born last_img read more

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Major blow for Brendan Rodgers as top Liverpool transfer target opts for Serie A switch

first_imgInter Milan have beaten Liverpool in the race to sign Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports in Italy.The Merseysiders had been in discussions with the 23-year-old’s representatives over a deal to bring the talented midfielder to Anfield, but the Nerazzurri have agreed terms with Bayern.The news comes as a blow for Brendan Rodgers’ side as the Reds had identified the Swiss international as the man to kick-start their below-par Premier League season.And now, according to Sportitalia, Shaqiri will join Inter on loan during the January transfer window with a view to making the move permanent at the end of the season for a fee in the region of £12m.Inter boss Roberto Mancini believes Shaqiri can strengthen his team’s bid to challenge for the Serie A title and could complete the deal to sign the winger this week.The former Basel star, who joined the German giants in 2012 for £10m, has struggled to nail down a regular starting berth under boss Pep Guardiola –  although Shaqiri has struck two goals in 14 appearances this term. Xherdan Shaqiri 1last_img read more

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Mane needs to improve, says Senegal coach after Japan World Cup draw

first_img0Shares0000Senegal forward Sadio Mane in action against Japan © AFP / JORGE GUERREROYEKATERINBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – Senegal coach Aliou Cisse told star man Sadio Mane to step up at the World Cup even though the Liverpool forward got on the scoresheet in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Japan on Sunday.Substitute Keisuke Honda equalised with 12 minutes left as Japan twice pegged back Senegal in a captivating stalemate at Yekaterinburg Arena that leaves Group H wide open. All eyes will now be on the other group match between Poland and Colombia — defeat for either side will be the end of their tournament in Russia.As it stands, Japan and Senegal have the advantage, with four points after two games.Mane was the beneficiary of poor defending on 11 minutes when goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima made a mess of a shot, punching the ball into the lurking Liverpool star. It bounced back off his leg for his first World Cup goal.But Japan were successful in keeping the 26-year-old more or less quiet after that and Cisse admitted that the Asian side deserved to win, even if they were twice behind.“Of course we have regrets but we did not see a great Senegal team tonight compared to the previous match against Poland (a 2-1 victory),” Cisse said, adding that “frankly, we were not very good”.“Despite that we were leading twice and what is annoying were the two goals (conceded). But group matches are played over three stages so we will hope for the best for the game against Colombia.”Cisse, Senegal skipper in the country’s run to the quarter-finals in 2002, hopes that Mane can be the difference, on what promises to be a nerve-wracking final round of matches on Thursday.Keisuke Honda came off the bench to keep Japan’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage in their own hands © AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULAT“A player like Sadio Mane is a player with a lot of expectations and he is one of the players under the spotlight.“He can do better, but today he was better than against Poland and he needs to do better against Colombia.”Mane, fresh off the back of an exciting club season that took Liverpool to the Champions League final, felt the Africans deserved to win.“Honestly we are all disappointed, there was a way to win and we did not do it,” said Mane, who was only a sporadic danger down Senegal’s left.– Stopping Mane –A win for either side would have more or less put them in the knockout rounds in a clash billed as the pace and power of Senegal against the tactical and technical nous of Japan, who took a gamble and replaced Vahid Halilhodzic with Akira Nishino as coach just weeks before the World Cup.It appeared to pay off when the unfancied Asians stunned 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opener, and on 34 minutes they were level with Senegal when Takashi Inui bent the ball wonderfully into the bottom corner.On 71 minutes, soon after hitting the Senegal bar, Japan allowed a scuffed cross to go right across their goal and defender Moussa Wague arrived all alone at the far post to grab what looked like being an unlikely winner.But Honda, the former AC Milan midfielder who had only been on the pitch six minutes, hit a deserved late equaliser to become the first Japanese to score at three different World Cups (2010, 2014 and 2018).The 32-year-old is also now the top-scoring Asian player in World Cup history, netting four goals in nine appearances in the competition.Nishino said he sent Honda on because Japan were going for the win and the Japan coach felt they did well to keep Mane at bay.“It is very important to neutralise Mane but we did a pretty good job in dulling his threat, but what we were more worried about was the impact he has on other Senegal players.“In the first half we let him and the others play a bit too freely, but overall for countermeasures I think we did pretty well.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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AFCON host Egypt bogged down in domestic football crisis

first_imgWith leading top-flight clubs also involved in African and pan-Arab competitions, the knock-on effect on the domestic calendar has this year thrown the Egyptian league into disarray.It does not augur well for June and July, when Egypt will host the Cup of Nations for the fifth time, with 24 teams participating for the first time in an expanded format.Egypt was chosen ahead of South Africa after Cameroon was stripped of its hosting duties by the Confederation of African Football. The tournament is due to take place during the searing Egyptian summer, from June 21 to July 19.The domestic league is set to run on well beyond the end of the Cup of Nations, with the possibility of extended runs in international competitions for Cairo giants Al Ahly and Zamalek potentially making things even more complicated.The hasty preparations for the Cup of Nations have compounded the league’s woes at a time when Ahly and Zamalek have been hitting out at organisers along with their new, Saudi-funded rival Pyramids FC.– “Tensions running high” –In February, Pyramids FC publicly accused the federation of favouring their rivals. The club called the scheduling of fixtures an “injustice” to them and threatened to complain to FIFA.Turki Al Sheikh, an influential Saudi businessman and a close political advisor to Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, has bankrolled the club after buying it last summer.He has completely rebranded it with an aggressive marketing campaign and gone on a signing spree, bringing in foreign players from the likes of Brazil and Syria.Al-Ahly, Egypt’s and Africa’s most successful club, have even refused to comply with the packed domestic schedule. They implicitly hit out at Pyramids FC, saying they would not bow to “pressure from a certain party”.Zamalek players celebrate scoring in a CAF Confederation Cup match © AFP/File / Yasuyoshi CHIBA“Tensions are running high and that frightens football officials in Egypt with the Africa Cup of Nations around the corner,” said Amir Abdel Halim of popular Egyptian football website Fil Goal.He said football authorities were trying to contain the “anger of Ahly supporters”, while also encouraging new “investments in Egyptian football embodied in Pyramids FC”.– “No football without security” –In the face of this wave of postponements and growing fan impatience, Egypt’s powerful security services have stepped in, in a country where football and politics have made for a lethal mix.The country is still scarred by the deadly clashes which caused nearly 100 deaths on the sidelines of matches involving Ahly and Zamalek in 2012 and 2015 respectively.“Ninety-five percent of postponements are because of the security services” Hussein explained. “There is no football without security.”In the politically turbulent period after the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak, some fan groups attached to the two powerhouse clubs were instrumental in mobilising demonstrations and rallying supporters to political causes.Last month, after weeks of media mudslinging between Ahly and Pyramids, the EFA announced that the match between both teams would be postponed “on orders from security services”.“The EFA should have stuck to its original schedule” instead of “wanting to please everyone,” said Marwan Ahmed from influential website King Fut.“The president of each club wants to show that he is the strongest,” he told AFP.The match is scheduled to be played next month, but behind closed doors.“What matters most to football fans is watching their team, not fights outside grounds,” he added.Egyptian football fans were allowed to attend domestic games regularly for the first time in three years only last year, but they must provide their details to security services in order to gain entry.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Al-Ahly players pose for a team photo before last year’s CAF Champions League final against Esperance of Tunisia © AFP/File / FETHI BELAIDCAIRO, Egypt, Mar 17 – Little more than three months before it hosts the Africa Cup of Nations, Egyptian football has been plunged into its latest crisis with major clubs squabbling, games regularly called off and security services intervening amid ongoing safety concerns.“This is the hardest season in the history of Egyptian football,” Amer Hussein, chairman of the domestic league’s competition committee which schedules matches, told AFP.last_img read more

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ROSSES COMMUNITY NEWS: NEW CLINIC OPEN IN DUNGLOE HOSPITAL EVERY TUESDAY FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

first_imgRosses Community News:There is a new clinic in Dungloe Hospital every Tuesday for pre school children.This is an open clinic so you do not need to make an appointment, just come along between 11am and 1pm. So if you are concerned about your child for any reason like eating problems, toilet training, sleep problems, speech development or behaviour problems, please call in to see a Public Health Nurse for advice.We also welcome all babies, if you would like their weight checked or are experiencing any difficulties.This new service is free to all parents who live in The Fintown and Rosses areaBarn Dancing: Classes beginning Sunday the 1st February at 3pm – 5pm in the Rosses CDP Dungloe €5 per class.Macrame will commence on Monday 9th February from 2.30 p.m. To 4.30 p.m. Contact the Rosses CDP on 074 9561686 for booking or further information. Ceilí classes every Thursday night at 8.15 p.m. to 10 p.m. CDP building Chapel road Dungloe.Tai Chi – classes, Wednesday the 4th of February at 11am in the CDP Dungloe.Breakfast Art Box toddler group on Monday at 10am to 12pm, CDP chapel Rd Dungloe. All welcome.A FRIEND OF THE OLD RAILWAY WALK 2015 registration will take place on Saturday 31st Jan from 5.45 – 7 and from Sunday 1st Feb from 11.30 -12.00 at the community centre in Acres. The committee would encourage as many as possible to support this initiative which works out at €1 per month/€12 per year as the money raised really goes a long way towards keeping the walkway and its signage maintained throughout the year.ROSSES RADIO: Rosses Radio AGM will be held on Monday 16th Feburary, Sean Tech Building, Gweedore Road, Dungloe… all welcomeROSSES COMMUNITY NEWS: NEW CLINIC OPEN IN DUNGLOE HOSPITAL EVERY TUESDAY FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN was last modified: January 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Community newsFeaturesNoticesrosseslast_img read more

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LIFESTYLE AND FASHION WITH MAIRÉAD: MY RUN DOWN ON MISS DONEGAL 2016

first_imgThe judging panel all set for action!LIFESTYLE AND FASHION WITH MAIRÉAD: Hi everyone, this week’s posts is a little different to my usual posts, but last week I was delighted and honoured to be on the judging panel at the Miss Donegal 2016 contest, this was a fantastic experience for me and I wanted to share that with you.The competition was organised and hosted by the Walsh family, Dearbhlá Walsh, Current Miss Northern Ireland was involved in the selection and judging process while brother Davitt and sister Aoibheann took to the stage to be our fabulous MC’s for the night.It was a real family affair! The stunning Walsh sisters Aoibheann and Dearbhlá.The fabulous hosts Aoibheann and Davitt who presented us with lots of entertainment and laughs!The competition took place at the Radission Blu Letterkenny and was sponsored by Aoibheann Walsh’s G& G Main St, Letterkenny.The setting was spectacular and there was a stunning line up 27 beautiful girls from all over the county.Myself and my fellow judges, Zara Mc Daid, Tim Jackson, Emma Murray, Jay Doherty and Nicola Mc Laughlin, really hard out work cut out for us! I must say a massive congrats to all the girls that entered and took part, I can only imagine how nerve wrecking it must have been for them to get up on stage and be judged by everyone in the room but they were so professional and amazing.The stunning Breda Mc Conalogue on the runway.The gorgeous Natasha Kelly on stage.The first stage of selection included casual wear, shorts and white t-shirt round and evening wear.We then had to begin our judging process and cut the ladies down from 27 to 15 and believe me this was not easy and we most certainly took our time with our selection. (Our hosts were getting a little impatient with us!!).How stunning was this outfit from the beautiful Niamh Shevlin.Of course the judges had time to take a selfie in the lift!After the hard task of cutting down to 15, the girls had to take to the stage again to strut their stuff. We were judging on the basis of their walk, posture, smile and engagement with the audience and believe me Dearbhlá had taught these girls well- they were pros!We then had to cut the selection of girls again from 15 to 7, each round was getting harder and harder.You don’t want to disappoint anyone and all these girls had worked and prepared so hard but at the end of the day only one girl can go through to represent Dongeal in the Miss Ireland competition. Our final 7- I think you’ll agree all these ladies are beautiful.Our last and final round contained a questions round, this gave us judges and the audience and insight into the contestants personalities which helped us select our Top 3 ladies and of course our overall winner and Miss Donegal 2016.The absolutely gorgeous Top 3, Jessica Mc Shane, Grainne Gallanagh and Hollie Duddy. Although the selection wasn’t easy I think all the judges were blown away by Grainne’s beauty and elegance.Although she had somewhat a shy and bashful smile while walking the runway Grainne also had a subtle confidence behind the bashful smile, which was very endearing!Our fabulous new Miss Donegal, Grainne Gallanagh being presented with her crown by Miss Donegal 2015, Natasha Mc Fadden also from Buncrana!However, when the question round came around this is when Grainne excelled and her genuine personality came across so naturally to all. Grainne is such a deserving winner and myself and the judges have absolutely no doubt that she will be a great representative for the county as do us proud throughout the year.We wish Grainne the best of luck as she goes through to compete in the Miss Ireland 2016 finals in August.Grainne with her very proud mammy!Myself and the stunning Miss Donegal 2016.Credits to Jay Doherty Photography, Muff, and John Arthur Photography for the pictures.Outfit details:My A- Line skirt and white top are from Asos.Shoes- River Island.And a big thanks to Rita at Sharron’s Hair and Beauty who had the tough job of trying to make me look a little less rough than normal!!LIFESTYLE AND FASHION WITH MAIRÉAD: MY RUN DOWN ON MISS DONEGAL 2016 was last modified: May 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BlogcolumnFeaturesLifestyle and Fasion with MaireadMiss Donegal 2016newslast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals real reason for new goatee beard, it’s not about Messi

first_imgMany saw this and believed it was a reference to the subtle G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) war that Ronaldo had been having with Lionel Messi lately, however he explained that it is actually there for a different reason.“My beard?” said Ronaldo after Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco, “It was a joke with Quaresma.”He continued, “We were in the sauna and I was shaving, I left a goatee and told him if I scored vs Spain, I won’t shave it until the end of the World Cup.“It brought good luck and I scored vs Spain and today vs Morocco, so I’ll keep it!” Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has a slightly new look, and it’s here to stay.The four-goal forward, who has netted all of Portugal’s 2018 World Cup goals so far, is growing a goatee beard for an unorthodox reason. 1center_img Ronaldo netted a hat-trick against Spain and added another against Morocco last_img read more

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