Stunning Miss Donegal Natasha McFadden. Pic by Northwest Newspix.RTE’s lotto gameshow Winning Streak is about to get a lot more glamorous – thanks to Miss Donegal Natasha McFadden. Newtowncunningham’s Natasha McFadden (21) has had an exiting year wearing the local beauty crown.But it got a whole lot better on Sunday morning when she discovered her nam had been picked to go on the money-spinning show. Natasha, who had just started work as a cafe manager, will appear on the show next Saturday night.WINNING STREAK TO GET ALL GLAMOROUS THANKS TO MISS DONEGAL! was last modified: September 15th, 2015 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)
9 June 2014Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer declared himself pleased with his team’s performance after they defeated a strong World XV 47-13 at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.The match proved to be ideal preparation for the international season for the Boks as Meyer was able to give his full squad a run-out.Made to work hardDespite the big margin of victory, they were made to work hard for the win by a team laden with big names. It was only after the break that the men in green and gold managed to take charge of the contest.They scored six tries in total and picked up a lot of momentum in the second half of the match after leading only 18-13 at the break.Meyer, however, warned that the first of two tests against Wales, to be played in Durban on Saturday, will be another big step-up for his team, as the Welsh are a settled team.‘Wales will be well prepared’“Wales will be well prepared,” Meyer said. “They are a quality side with big backs, which will give them go-forward ball. They also played together in the Six Nations, while we are just starting out.”The coach said he was happy with a number of aspects of his team’s play and feels they will be much better prepared with another week of training.“This match was important to us, because we have to play together as a team to become better. I believe we are a very dangerous team when we play with quick ball and that was something that I was unhappy about at the break. I had some harsh words for the players about the penalties conceded in the first half.“In the second half, we applied ourselves better at the breakdown and we scored some very good tries. To score six, seven tries against a side with the quality of this World XV is very pleasing,” he reckoned.No injuriesThe Springboks departed for Durban on Sunday with no immediate injury concerns.“There are no injuries, and that is great news for us,” said the coach, who had a large number of players unavailable for selection for the World XV match because of injuries.“We also scored some great tries with a number of them coming from the training fields, so I am happy. We knew it was going to be tough and we came though well.”Matfield satisfiedSpringbok captain Victor Matfield, who returned to team for the first time since 2011, said the side’s play improved pleasingly as the game progressed.“In the beginning, we did not execute well, but once we managed to get into their half, we played well,” said Matfield. “It was a very good World XV, which gave us a lot of problems in the beginning.“On a personal level, it was good to be back playing for the Springboks again. It always remains a massive honour.”SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) is holding its next monthly breakfast program March 7 in Columbus, and as the film title goes, a river runs through it.Called “We All Need Healthy Rivers,” the event is a joint meeting with the Water Management Association of Ohio.In all, Ohio has more than 29,000 miles of rivers, and organizers say their health is key to the health of the state’s citizens and environment.The Ohio River, for example, supplies drinking water to more than 5 million people in six states including Ohio, the Ohio River Foundation says. But reports based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data have said the Ohio has more industrial pollution than any other river in the nation.Meanwhile, only about 213 miles, or less than 1%, of Ohio’s rivers — including parts of the Big and Little Darby creeks near Columbus — are designated wild and scenic, according to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (CPI-M) has approved the decision to expel Ritabrata Banerjee, Rajya Sabha MP and former general secretary of the Student Federation of India, the party’s youth wing.The decision to expel Mr. Banerjee was taken by the West Bengal State Secretariat last Wednesday and the decision was eventually approved by the Polit Bureau, party’s highest decision-making body, a statement issued on Friday by Surjya Kanta Mishra, the State secretary of Bengal CPI-M, said. The one page statement said the party has tried “repeatedly” to “rectify” Mr. Banerjee but the attempts failed and thus he was expelled. “Instead of rectifying himself, he went on to tarnish party’s image,” Mr Mishra said in his statement. Mr Banerjee, who has a huge following among students and the youth, joined the CPI-M in 1996 as a student leader and was elected as a Rajya Sabha member in 2014. Following his expulsion on Friday, political circles in Bengal are rife with speculation about his next move. Mr Banerjee, however, refused to indicate if he would be joining any of the CPI-M’s rivals. Inquiry panelQuoting a report submitted by the commission of inquiry against Mr Banerjee, Mr. Mishra added that the State Committee approved of “punitive measures” against the former on August 7-8 and the Central Committee was “informed.”“But in an interview on September 11 to a television channel, Mr. Banerjee publicly denigrated the party. On basis of this [the interview] the State Secretariat decided to expel him,” Mr Mishra said.“CPI-M’s Polit Bureau has approved the decision,” Mr. Mishra said on Friday and added that the State Secretariat expelled Mr. Banerjee from the primary membership on basis of “Article 19  of party constitution.” Mr Banerjee was warned by the party in February for activities affecting the CPI-M’s internal rules and regulations. Eventually he was suspended in June by the West Bengal State Committee and a three-member probe commission, headed by Polit Bureau member Md. Salim, was formed. The commission gave its report indicating that Mr Banerjee was “guilty” of the allegations raised against him. He was chargesheeted by the party, Mr Mishra noted. Mr Banerjee challenged the charge sheet and the party by targeting the top brass including Prakash Karat and his wife Brinda. He also targeted Mr Salim and described the commission as a “kangaroo commission.”