NDC launches investigation into unsanitary Chinese restaurant

first_img…after roach found in fried riceThe Little Diamond-Herstelling Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Sanitation Department has launched an investigation into the allegation that a roach was cooked in a batch of Chinese fried rice.The investigation was launched after an overseas-based couple bought the food from a popular Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD) restaurant and subsequently found a roach inside.Speaking with Guyana Times, Head of the Sanitation Department, Ms Holder (only name given) confirmed that an investigation would be launched into the incident and possible unsanitary conditions at the food facility.The affected couple said that they recently returned to Guyana and wanted to have some Chinese fried rice.On January 2 about 11:45h, they went to the Herstelling restaurant and purchased the food.The woman stated that she bought two servings of Chinese fried rice and left the restaurant.“I was driving and my husband began eating in the car, so when I stopped at the traffic light, I bent over to taste the food and it was then I saw the roach in his food,” the woman said, relating that the dead roach appeared to have been cooked in the foodShe explained that her husband’s instinctive response was to vomit. “I had to stop because after I showed him, he started to throw up; I had to get him some coconut water because he was so upset in his stomach.”She further explained they immediately returned to the restaurant, and the cashier who was taking orders advised them to “hold on” outside so that she could contact her boss.However, the angry woman said that she waited over half an hour only for the cashier to return to say that the boss was unavailableWhen this newspaper contacted the restaurant over the allegation, the manager who gave his name only as “Chow” said that he was busy and there was nothing he could do about the situation.Just recently, another popular city Chinese restaurant came in for harsh criticism after a customer found what was later identified as a human tooth in his food.last_img read more

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DONEGAL ASSOCIATION DUBLIN SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR ‘DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR’

first_imgHugh McGroddy, Marian Caffrey, Sorcha Ni Dhomhnaill, Siobhan Shovlin at the Donegal Association AGM in Dublin.The Donegal Association Dublin have held their AGM in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra and are seeking nominations for this year’s ‘Donegal Person of the Year’.Sorcha Ní Dhomhnaill, Chairperson, welcomed everyone to the meeting and reviewed the Association highlights.It was a special year for the Association when Liam Ó Cuinneagáin was inaugurated as Donegal Person of the Year. There was great excitement from the announcement of the Person of the Year in the Mansion house in January to the Gala Dance at the Regency Hotel in March.Hundreds turned out to witness this special event in the Donegal Association’s annual calendar.Liam was considered a ‘special man’, a hero within his local community who has done extraordinary things to develop our Irish language, culture, tourism and local traditions.He is a truly great ambassador for the Donegal Association! Sorcha Ni Dhomhnaill and Martin McGettiganAs we look forward to the year ahead – take note of our upcoming events!The Donegal Association will hold their Annual Mass of Remembrance in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra, on Sunday 16th November 2014 at 6.30pm.The Father McDyer lecture this year will be given by Br. Kevin Crowley who founded the Capuchin Day Centre in Church Street in 1974.At present, the Capuchin Day Centre distributes 1,800 food parcels every week and provides nearly 700 meals, six days a week.The centre also provides a medical service, chiropody clinics, an optical service and advice as well as information clinics for the homeless in Dublin. Br. Kevin is the champion of the homeless and he has worked tirelessly to help those in need without asking any questions or judging anyone.In recent times the centre has received minimum government funding, however, Br Kevin has been pivotal in leading fundraising campaigns, and every cent raised goes towards helping the homeless.And finally, don’t forget the search is on for the next Donegal Person of the Year.The closing date for receipt of nominations is 30th November 2014 so you only have a few weeks left to get your nomination to the association. Anyone or any group may nominate a person – the main criteria being that the person nominated should have made a significant contribution to the promotion of the county at local, national, or international level.Nominations should set out the reasons for the nomination and include supporting documentation and endorsements from individuals and groups.Nomination forms may be downloaded from the Association’s website www.donegalassociation.ie or by request from The Secretary, Donegal Association, c/o Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.You can also contact Marie Ryan on 087 243 9317 or Sorcha Ní Dhomhnaill on 087 918 4072 to receive an application form.Donegal Association Dublin – Association Commitee:President/Uachtarán: Martin Mc Gettigan (Kilmacrenan/ Raheny)Vice President/Leas-Uachtarán: Hugh Harkin (Creeslough/Foxrock)Chairperson/Cathaoirleach: Sorcha Ní Dhomhnaill (Gaoth Dobhair/Templeogue)Vice Chairperson/Leas-Chathaoirleach: Joe Bonner (Glenties/ Ashbourne)Honorary Secretary/Rúnai Onórach: Hugh Mc Groddy (Falcarragh/Clonskeagh)Honorary Assistant Secretary/Rúnaí Cúntach Onórach: Marian Caffrey (Kilmacrennan/ Ballsbridge)Public Relations Office/Oifigeach Caidrimh Poiblí: Marie Ryan (Creeslough/Sandymount),2 Honorary Treasurers/2 Chisteoir Oinigh: Charlie Mc Ginley (Annagry/Santry); Elaine Caffrey (Carrigart/Ringsend)Honorary Publications Officer/Oifigeach Foilsiúcháin Onórach: Siobhan Shovlin (Ardara/Glasnevin)Honorary IT Co-Ordinator/Comhordaitheoir IT Onórach: Niamh Walsh (Carrigart/Phibsboro)Trustees/Riarthóirí: Kathleen Sheerin, Tony Dunlevy & Charlie Mc GinleyAuditor/Iniúchóir: Eoin Mc Ginley & Co. (Annagry/Celbridge)General Committee Members (5)/ Baill Ghinearálta den Chumann (5):Kathleen Sheerin (Ardara/Raheny)Peter Coyle (Carndonagh/ Portmarnock)Peggy Stringer (Carndonagh/Monkstown)Liam McDermott (Glenties/Rathcoole)Finín Mac A Bhaird (Teelin/Kimmage)DONEGAL ASSOCIATION DUBLIN SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR ‘DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR’ was last modified: November 4th, 2014 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:DONEGAL ASSOCIATIONdublinlast_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgTODAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 240 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults ages 17 to 25 with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will offer ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12-Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early-bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early-bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or log on to the Web site at www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Snyders Dance Groove meets, 6-8:30 p.m. the first and second Tuesdays of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Cost: $2. Call (661) 609-6510. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets, 9-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month for brunch, speakers and crafts at Central Christian Church, 3131 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Cost: $6 per meeting, plus $2 per child for child care. Scholarships are available. Call (661) 945-7902.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

first_imgRosses ACThe second round of the cross country season took place last Sunday in Killybegs for Donegal uneven ages and Novice. There was a large team up from the club and well done to all for participating and coming along to support and help. The ladies novice team ran very well to get fourth with a team including Noreen McGee, Deirdre Diver, Eilise Gillespie, Sharon Wilson and Grace Garvey. All children must be registered with the club to run.Training on Wednesday and Friday nights from 6pm to 7pm – all welcome. Sportshall Athletics continues Mondays in Ionad Spóirt na Rosann gym at Rosses Community School gym in Dungloe from 6.45 to 7.45 pm. Fee is €10 for five Monday night sessions or €15 per family. Events include sprints, relays, standing long jump, speed bounce, ball throw, javelin and shot putt. Training continues on Wednesday and Friday from 6-7pm at Mullaghderg. Due to large numbers we do need help and parents to stay and help with supervision. Two euro per child. There will be a Coaching Course in Donegal Town this Saturday for hurdles, sprints and high jump. Contact Ita for details.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 16th, 2012 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:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

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INCREDIBLE GERALDINE HITS 4-12 IN STUNNING ALL-IRELAND COLLEGES FINAL

first_imgTeam captain Geraldine McLaughlin from Letterkenny IT pictured with the Donaghey Cup after defeating Blanchardstown IT in Dublin on Tuesday, Geraldine was awarded player of the match also having scored 4 goals and 12 points in the game. (photo Paddy Gallagher)GERALDINE McLaughlin is being saluted across the country for her incredible performance in helping LyIT to an All-Ireland title.The incredible Termon footballer scored a whopping 4-12 of her side’s scores in their Donaghy Cup Colleges Final.The Letterkenny ladies beat Blanchardstown IT 4-15 to 3-15 in a brilliant contest at UCD – with Geraldine scoring 4-12 of the LyIT total – including two goals in the first minute. McLaughlin’s astonishing performance has gone viral online today.You can watch two of her goals here: https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/Geraldine McLaughlin playing for LyIT in the Donaghey Cup Final in UCD yesterday, Geraldine scored 4-12 in the game where LyIT defeated Blanchardstown by 4-15 to 3-15.INCREDIBLE GERALDINE HITS 4-12 IN STUNNING ALL-IRELAND COLLEGES FINAL was last modified: April 13th, 2016 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:geraldine mclaughlinLadies gaelic footballLYITlast_img read more

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POPE GIVES HIS BLESSING TO DONEGAL MAN’S DIVINE INVENTION

first_imgThe Pope has given his holy seal of approval to an Irish holy water dispenser invented by a Donegal entrepreneur.Businessman Connie Gallagher with his water fontThe dispenser, which outlasts other dispensers, is the brainchild of Derrybeg man Connie Gallagher.Mr Gallagher got the idea after visiting houses and noticing that the majority of holy water fonts had dried up. Tradesman Connie had been unemployed at the time due to the downturn in the building trade.So he set about inventing a holy water dispenser which issues water from a hidden container once it is touched.The average water-font lasts a number of months once filled up.Connie has made a number of the holy water fonts with various images including Jesus, Padre Pio and the Virgin Mary. Mr Gallagher, who makes all his fonts from bog oak remained in Donegal, decided he would send a specially-made font to The Vatican to Pope Francis.And he was shocked when he received a personal letter back from the Holy Father blessing his gift.A letter sent on behalf of the Pope by his Assessor, Monsignor Peter B Wells, said the Holy Father was pleased to receive the gift.“He appreciates the devoted sentiments which prompted this thoughtful gesture.“His Holiness, in requesting your continued prayers for himself and for his ministry as Bishop of Rome, assures you of his own prayers. He sends his blessings to you and your family,” read the letter. Connie said he was speechless when he received the personal letter from the Pope.“I never expected he would write back to me. I am speechless.“You can imagine how many letters the Pope receives looking for blessings.“But for him to take the time and to bless my little business is just remarkable,” said Connie. Connie has a number of stockists across the country and also sells his holy water fonts on line through his website Gallagher Giftware.POPE GIVES HIS BLESSING TO DONEGAL MAN’S DIVINE INVENTION was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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)last_img read more

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DRIVER ALERT: WIDESPREAD ICE ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgGARDAÍ have issued an alert to drivers this morning.There are reports of icy roads across Co Donegal as temperatures dropped to -3C in places overnight.Secondary roads are the worst affected, with black ice formed following overnight hail and snow showers. Donegal County Council has been gritting main routes since 6am.Gardai have appealed to motorists to take “extreme care” when driving this morning. DRIVER ALERT: WIDESPREAD ICE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: November 19th, 2013 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:DRIVER ALERT: WIDESPREAD ICE ACROSS DONEGALlast_img read more

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Buganda away to Acholi as Kampala host Bunyoro in FUFA 2nd round DRUM fixtures

first_imgComments Tags: FUFA DRUM Pic. The Busosga team that defeated Bugisu 3-0 in the Drum opener on 24th February.The FUFA competitions committee has released the second round of games to be played in the ‘prestigious’ Drum tournament.The much fancied Buganda region who lost 1-0 to Kigezi in their opener will travel to the Peace Stadium in Gulu to take on Acholi.Acholi had a brilliant start to the tournament when they defeated Lango 2-0 thanks to a brace from Deogratius Ojok.The second round of games also see Kampala Region who won 1-0 away to Bukedia in the first match host Bunyoro.Bunyoro was among the four teams that saw their first round fixtures end up in a draw as they played out a 2-2 affair with the Rwenzori Region.All the fixtures will be played on Sunday 18th of March at different stadiums.Fixtures for the FUFA Drum.Sebei vs Busoga at Kiprotich Stadium, KapchorwaBugisu vs Teso at Mbale Municipal StadiumAcholi vs Buganda, Pece Stadium-GuluKigezi vs Lango, Kabale Municipal StadiumKampala vs Bunyoro, StarTimes Stadium, LugogoWest Nile vs Ankole Barokoro Stadium, ZomboRwenzori vs Bukedi-Nyakasanga Grounds, KaseseTooro vs Karamoja, Buhinga Stadium, Fortportallast_img read more

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NH Giants knock off the Eagles

first_imgThere’s something to be said for peaking at the right time.After losing all four regular-season matchups to their biggest rivals this summer — twice by a single run — the Northern Humboldt Giants choose the perfect time to gain a measure of revenge.On Wednesday, on the second day of the American Legion 17-under District Tournament, the Giants shut out the Humboldt Eagles 5-0 to remain undefeated in tourney play.“It was probably our best performance,” Giants head coach Todd Bates said. “We …last_img

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Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe 2017

first_imgThe reigning Miss South Africa is the new Miss Universe, the first South African to win the title since Margaret Gardiner wore the crown in 1978.Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is crowned Miss Universe in Las Vegas on 27 November 2017. (Image: Miss Universe website)CD AndersonAt the Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas on 26 November 2017, Nel-Peters beat 91 fellow global contestants for the crown.Laura Gonzalez, Miss Colombia, and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, are her two princesses.Nel-Peters went into the competition as a favourite with fans and judges, and during the live broadcast cemented her win with some impressive answers to the judges’ questions.When asked about the challenges faced by women in the world today, she answered: “Women earn 75% of what men earn doing the same thing. I believe in equal pay for equal work.”It received enthusiastic applause at the event and Nel-Peters was trending on social media.The last question she was asked was about her best quality and how she would apply that talent to her reign as Miss Universe.“As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are. Miss Universe has to overcome her fears and teach others to do the same. And nothing is ever too much to ask for. That is exactly who I am.”Watch the moment Nel-Peters is announced the winner below:Her win put South African Twitter in a frenzy, with thousands praising her Country Duty, flying the flag for South Africa on the world stage.Tweets about #MissUniverse2017 demi Congratulations Demi-Leigh, South Africa is proud of you.Source: News24 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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