A young Donegal man who plucked two drowning youths from the sea never found out who they were.A brave but very modest Shaun Haughey.Brave Shaun Haughey, 21, jumped into the waters at Lough Swilly off Rathmullan Pier after spotting the two young men in distress.The youths were part of a group of four men who were swimming at the pier. But strong currents at the notoriously dangerous swimming spot dragged the men several metres away from the pier.Two of the men managed to make it back safely to the pier but the other two began to go under the water.Friends of the men managed to throw them a lifebuoy but forgot to hold onto the rope and it floated away.Shaun was fishing off the pier with his girlfriend when the drama began to unfold. Without any thought for his own safety, Shaun stripped off his clothes and dived into the cold waters shortly after 9pm on Sunday night last.Gentle-giant Shaun managed to grapple with the two youths and was able to push them onto a moored boat and eventually to safety.Crowds cheered heroic Shaun, from the village of Drumkeen, as he emerged from the water.But when he went looking to check on the youths, they had disappeared.A modest Shaun said he was only doing his civic duty. The incident took place at Rathmullan PierIt later transpired that he hadn’t even told his family or friends about his actions which undoubtedly saved the lives of two young men.He went to work at Medisize medical company in Letterkenny and his friends were none the wiser that they were working alongside a real-life hero.“I just did what anybody else would have done. My instincts just kicked in and I was just so happy that I was able to get them out and that they were okay,” he said.And Shaun, who plays soccer for Glenree FC, said he certainly doesn’t want any recognition or reward for what he did. “I’m just glad the lads are okay. I didn’t even get to know who they were because they went away so quickly.“But they seemed okay and that’s all that matters really,” he said.* Are you one of the men Shaun saved and want to thank him. Contact email@example.com.HERO SHAUN STILL DOESN’T KNOW WHO THE MEN ARE HE SAVED was last modified: August 29th, 2014 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)
29 April 2014 South Africa’s Kgothatso “KG” Montjane and Lucas Sithole head into this week’s Airports Company South Africa (Asca) SA Open chasing a home victory after both suffered defeats in their respective finals of the Gauteng Open on Sunday. The country’s leading wheelchair tennis stars celebrated Freedom Day by making it through to their respective quads and women’s singles finals in the Gauteng Open at the Gauteng East Tennis Complex in Benoni.Finals Montjane put up a stiff fight before falling 4-6 6-2 6-2 to German world number one Sabine Ellerbrock, while Sithole stumbled badly against American world number one David Wagner, going down 6-2 6-1. Despite her defeat, the greater significance of their achievements on a historic Sunday for South Africa was not lost on Montjane.‘How things have changed’ “I always think of what Madiba did for our country and how things have changed. It means a lot that we can live together and I appreciate those who fought for it, delivered it and made peace. Today we can all live together as South Africans because of that,” she said. Sithole, meanwhile, headed straight from the tournament to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to receive the Order of Ikhamanga Bronze from President Jacob Zuma in recognition of his outstanding achievements in wheelchair tennis, which included becoming the first African to win the US Open in 2013.‘Very honoured’ “I’m very honoured to receive this award on Freedom Day. It’s a very special moment for me,” he said. It was another windy day on court in the finals, and the experience of the world number ones proved the key to victory. Montjane looked poised for an upset when she took the first set off Ellerbrock. However, the German, who was nursing an arm injury, brought a more aggressive game to the final two sets.‘I made a lot of mistakes’ “I knew it was going to be a tough match. It was great to take the first set, but Sabine came back hard in the second and I made a lot of mistakes,” Montjane said afterwards. “There are a lot of things to take from this tournament and I’m leaving here with a lot of confidence for next week’s Airports Company South Africa SA Open.” It was an emotional victory for Ellerbrock, who won her first ITF title in South Africa and was also on the winning women’s doubles team in the Gauteng Open. “I’m proud of what I’ve achieved and I’m looking forward to the SA Open. We’ll have two more top 10 players in the draw there, so you’ll need a bit of luck as well,” she said.‘It’s a learning curve’ Sithole was also optimistic about turning the lessons of his defeat into a successful campaign in the Acsa SA Open. “It’s a learning curve for me and I’ve seen what I need to work on for next week’s SA Open,” he reckoned. Wagner, who beat Sithole in the final of the Australian Open in January, but lost to the South African star in the US Open final, will also remain in the country for the SA Open as he goes in search of back-to-back titles.‘It’s worked out so far’ “I’ve had a game plan for these two weeks and it’s worked out so far,” he said. “I obviously want to win the SA Open as well, but most importantly I want to play the best tennis I can every time I get onto the court.” French Open champion and men’s world number two Stephane Houdet will also be chasing back-to-back titles. Houdet won the Gauteng Open men’s singles title with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Japan’s Takashi Sanada and also claimed victory in the doubles. He will be defending the SA Open title at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is pleased to announce the 2018-19 BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) program sponsoring partners that include Bob Evans Farms; Farm Credit Mid-America; Frazier Farms; Garwood Cattle Company, LLC; Kalmbach Feeds – Formula of Champions; M.H. Eby, Inc.; John Deere, JD Equipment and Weaver Leather Livestock. BEST is a youth program of OCA that recognizes Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors for participation and placings through a series of sanctioned cattle shows that include showmanship competitions. Juniors who participate in these sanctioned shows earn points for their placings. Points are tabulated for cattle, showmanship, registered Bred & Owned animals and first or second year BEST participants in a separate Novice division for market animals, heifers and showmanship. The program promotes consistency for exhibitors at sanctioned shows hosted by county associations or agricultural groups and clubs. These points are tabulated and posted at www.ohiocattle.org.ALL cattle entering Ohio to show in a BEST sanctioned show MUST be tagged with an electronic identification (EID) ear tag prior to arriving at their first BEST show. To obtain farm EID tags, exhibitors must first obtain a Premise ID number through the state’s Department of Agriculture – Animal Division. Once the Premise ID is received, contact an animal health product distributor and purchase EID tags. Visit best.ohiocattle.org to learn more about applying for a farm’s Premise ID before ordering EID tags.As the BEST program prepares to kick off its’ 20th year on Thanksgiving weekend, the program’s volunteer leadership has kept the focus on continuing a family-friendly atmosphere. User-friendliness is always the priority when any decisions are made for the program. In true celebratory fashion, the BEST committee and shows have a year of fun to be had! The 20th BEST entry into shows will be reimbursed their entry fees. The exhibitor must enter as normal and then will be notified if they are the 20th entry and their show entries will be reimbursed after the show. Additionally, commemorative BEST apparel will be available for pre-order throughout the year. Be sure to participate in our Throwback Thursday photos on OCA’s social media for fun and prizes to be awarded weekly! Use the hashtags #OhioCattle #BESTThrowback to be eligible for prizes! Stay tuned to OCA’s social media for more fun 20th year celebration activities as we go through the BEST season.BEST nominations and ALL online show entries must be made at best.ohiocattle.org. Each exhibitor, BEST and non-BEST) will create a unique user account and record their cattle along with that account. Exhibitors who have participated in the program in previous years are able to keep their existing username and password. Exhibitors may complete this portion of the sign-up process now, and show entries can be made starting on the Monday prior to each BEST show until the closure of check-in at each event. At the first BEST sanctioned show, the animal’s EID tag number will be recorded and will be used to check that animal in at any future BEST show for the 2018-19 show season. Once the participant and animal are entered into the system, show entries must be made prior to each show. Exhibitors may then pay for show entries online with a credit card or they may choose to pay upon arrival at the BEST show. Computers will also be available at each BEST show to facilitate online check-in. Please note that all cattle must be entered in the show prior to bringing cattle through check-in. Participants may also use their smartphone, tablet or PC and make show entries.OCA and sponsoring partner, Weaver Leather Livestock, have teamed up to recognize individuals that are exceptional leaders, no matter their age. Any OCA member or BEST participant or their parents may nominate other cattlemen, breeders and exhibitors for any of the Character Traits to be awarded at the end of the nomination period. Character Trait nominations for the 2018-19 season will open at www.ohiocattle.org on Nov. 23, 2018 and close on April 1, 2019. The categories eligible for nomination include: passion, determination, influence, motivation and integrity. View more about the Character Traits at https://www.thewinnersbrand.com/about-us/principles-for-success. Nominations will be evaluated by a committee and awarded during the BEST program awards banquet on May 4, 2019.The program concludes with an annual awards banquet held in May where over 200 awards will be presented valued at over $75,000. All BEST participants that sign up for the program will receive a participant gift as a special incentive. Additionally, sponsoring partner, M.H. Eby, awards one lucky BEST participant the use of a livestock trailer at the end-of-the-year awards banquet. BEST participants earn a ticket into the trailer drawing for each time they exhibit a nominated animal at a BEST-sanctioned show. First or second year Novice participants are also entered into a novice-only drawing for a grooming chute, donated by Weaver Leather Livestock.For the 2018-19 show schedule or for more information regarding the BEST program, visit www.ohiocattle.org or contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow OCA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat or visit www.ohiocattle.org for the latest program updates.
Augustine was not alone in the robbery, where he and another approached Lightbourne firing off shots at him… the men got the money when Lightbourne dodged for cover and it was Augustine who was that same night found in the Blue Mountains area. Police give the details as when Augustine was searched, he was found with the money from the robbery at the bank on him… by June he was charged and yesterday; the conviction. As for how long this half of a criminal team will spend in jail, that will be revealed at the sentencing on Friday May 13, 2016. Almost a year to the date of the crime, which happened on Thursday May 14, 2015, Police today tell us their charge of shooting with Intent not only stuck, but brought a conviction of the man of Haitian origin. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThirty nine year old Samuel Augustine will go to jail for shooting and robbing security officer, Calvin Lightbourne when he made a night time drop at ScotiaBank last year. Related Items:
While an exact figure could not be disclosed, a program of this magnitude costs the advertiser between $1 and $3 million. Hearst kicks off its “New Century Craftmanship Idea Series” ad campaign with Lincoln in select July and August issues of Hearst titles, as well as with a video series, that features “artisans” who carry through Lincoln’s branded message of craftsmanship and design through their own work.Debuting in print ads in O, The Oprah Magazine, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, Veranda and Esquire and in videos on these titles’ websites, Jeff Hamill, SVP of sales with Hearst Integrated Media, says, “These are the titles on which we agreed with Lincoln that provided the right kind of audience for the company and for this message.”The print portion of this campaign features chef Richard Blais, jewelry designer Karen Erickson and men’s fashion designer Kevin Stewart. The online video series includes these personalities as well as Max Wolff, director of design with Lincoln. Blais (along with a Lincoln MKX) will be spotlighted in O, The Oprah Magazine and House Beautiful; Erickson is featured with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in Harper’s Bazaar and Veranda; and Kevin Stewart will be seen along with the Lincoln MKX in Esquire.The video series is featured only on the titles’ websites, and are not available through Hearst’s apps. Hamill sees this ad campaign, “As a chance for the consumer to get deeper into the ideas behind Lincoln craftsmanship and Lincoln philosophy, which was really the brand driver for Lincoln in terms of this program.” Consumers can enter to win “goods” through featured videos, which Hamill defines as an opportunity to share an “experience” with the selected personality. For example, the individual that wins Stewart’s experience will receive clothing and an invitation to attend an upcoming fashion show. “It’s a perfect example of what we do with corporate sales, provide custom advertising solutions for our best advertisers. In a company of our size, we firmly believe we can bundle our appropriate assets in a very strategic way for any of our large advertisers’ needs,” says Hamill. “The key to good integration is to use each medium to its strength, and not have a one-size fits all approach.”
TEWKSBURY, MA — On Monday, Tewksbury’s State Senator Barbara L’Italien announced her endorsement of Selectman Mark Kratman in the 19th Middlesex State Representative race to succeed the late Rep. Jim Miceli.“I’ve known Mark for years and we have fought side by side to deliver on Tewksbury’s priorities. There is nobody better when it comes to advocating for his community,” said L’Italien. “Mark’s heart is this district – you never see him miss an event or an opportunity to bring people together for the betterment of the area. He will be an outstanding representative for Tewksbury and Wilmington and is the best candidate in this race.”“I am honored to receive this support from our state senator,” said Kratman. “Barbara has done a great job bringing taxpayer dollars to this district, for road repairs, to protect beds and jobs at Tewksbury State Hospital, for the Fire Department, and more. I look forward to following in Senator L’Italien and Rep Miceli’s footsteps in the legislature being this district’s voice in the state legislature. Miceli served with distinction for a long time and while he will be missed, I am ready to hit the ground running on day one.”State Sen. Barbara L’Italien & Tewksbury Selectman Mark Kratman(NOTE: The above announcement is from State Senator Barbara L’Italien’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Massachusetts AFL-CIO Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Massachusetts Teachers Association Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Mark Kratman Holds Successful Campaign Rally, Ready To Fight For Wilmington & Tewksbury At State HouseIn “Government”
European Parliamentary (EP) delegation discusses latest political developments in Bangladesh with senior leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Wenesday. Photo: BNPVisiting European Parliamentary (EP) delegation on Wednesday met senior leaders of the country’s main opposition political party – Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – and discussed country’s latest political developments.Led by the chair of the South Asia Delegation of the EU parliamentary standing committee for foreign affairs Jean Lambert, the EU parliamentary delegation met the BNP leaders at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office this evening.Read more: EU asks Dhaka to hold inclusive electionsAfter the meeting, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told waiting reporters that they discussed country’s latest political developments and the verdict that sentenced BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years in jail.“They told us that they want inclusive elections in Bangladesh,” said Fakhrul.He said the EU parliamentary delegation has come to Bangladesh essentially to assess the situation ahead of the next general elections.The BNP secretary general also said the EU is assessing the situation to decide whether they will send their election observers in the next polls.“They didn’t send observers in the 2014 general elections. That’s why, they hope that Bangladesh will get inclusive polls in future,” added Fakhrul.
Yasmine Arrington grew up like most of the other children in her neighborhood, but there was one part of her life that she kept mostly locked away, one that she says caused her lots of pain, embarrassment and financial struggles.For most of her life, her father was locked away in a Georgia prison while she lived in D.C. And later, after her mother died, she and her brothers ended up being raised by their grandmother.Arrington, 22, is a part of a growing demographic, children whose parents are behind bars. Approximately 2.7 million children in the United States have a parent who is incarcerated, according to experts..Local residents, City Councilmember LaRuby May (D-Ward 8), community organizations and others gathered recently in southeast Washington to discuss the phenomenon at a forum sponsored by the Strengthening Families and Communities Coalition. The event, titled “Improving the Lives of Children of Incarcerated Parents,” was held on Sept. 14 at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center.The panel was made up of Arrington, Harold Dean Trulear, an associate professor at Howard University School of Divinity; Cedrick Hendricks, acting deputy director of Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency; Christophe Beard, the management/program analyst at the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education; Alan Inman, president of Global Peace Foundation-USA, Stuart Anderson founder and director of Family & Friends of Incarcerated People; Carole Fennelly, founder of Hope House DC, a nonprofit dedicated to helping men in prison stay in touch with their children; the Rev. Dr. Kendrick E. Curry, pastor of Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, and K. Ivy Hylton, president and CEO of Youth and Families in Crisis.Hendricks explained how it can often be difficult for incarcerated parents to stay in touch with their children.“The fact that they’re as far away as California or West Virginia or Florida or Michigan makes it difficult for the families to stay in touch with their loved ones,” he said.“If you’re in Victorville in California, you’re not getting any visits,” Hendricks continued. “If you’re in Michigan, that’s a 10-hour drive. So, that has some impact on the ability of incarcerated persons to stay in touch with their children.”Hendricks explained how in a Hazelton penitentiary survey of 66 women, it was shown that usually when a parent is incarcerated, the child can end up in foster care, living independently or more often with relatives, usually the maternal grandmother.This is something to which Arrington, also a panelist, said she can attest.“I missed a lot of time growing up,” she said. “I missed having that father-daughter relationship. “When schools would have father daughter dances and girl scouts would have father daughter events I didn’t have my father there to participate.”“Fortunately, I still had a lot of other people — mentors and family and church family– that would speak positive to me: ‘You’re intelligent, beautiful. You’re going to make it and go far.’ So, I have a pretty good positive self-esteem,” Arrington continued.Arrington said her father is currently out of prison and has been able to obtain construction work through a federal agency. She said the two have been able to establish a positive relationship.Perry J. Moon, executive director of the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, said the subject is important, particularly to residents of southeast D.C. “We see firsthand the impact that incarceration of parents causes young people: the trauma, the impact on their education and violence in the community,” he said.May told the audience that she introduced a bill to the District’s City Council in July that she said will help those children as well. The bill requires the mayor to identify children of incarcerated parents in the District and do a full assessment on them.“Once we find out what their profile is, then we look internally in the District and across the country for the best practices on how it is we serve the children that we identified,” May said.