DONEGAL MAN PLANS TO DUMP HIS 2001 ‘BANGER’ AFTER WINNING €20K ON LATE LATE

first_imgA Donegal man plans to swap his 12 year old banger for a newer model after scooping €20,000 on RTE’s Late Late Show last night.Art O’Brien admitted he was still in shock when host Ryan Tubridy called him at home.The Donegal man guessed St Valentine as the correct answer to last night’s public audience competition teaser. And he picked up a cool €20,000 in cash for his troubles.Host Tubridy asked Art if he had any plans to spend some of the €20,000 on.Art replied “I’m still in shock to be honest. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it.“I have a 01 Nissan Micra so I might think about an upgrade.” Ryan replied that there was probably a very happy car dealer in Co Donegal rubbing his hands already. DONEGAL MAN PLANS TO DUMP HIS 2001 ‘BANGER’ AFTER WINNING €20K ON LATE LATE was last modified: February 16th, 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) Tags:Art O’BriencarLate Late ShowRTElast_img read more

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Confusion over erection of mysterious posters in West Donegal

first_imgA Donegal county councillor has reacted after dozens of posters thanking him and a well-known Donegal GAA star for working for the gay community appeared on lamp-posts.The posters, which depict both Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig and footballer Eamonn McGee appeared in West Donegal today.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said he does not know who is responsible for erecting the posters. But he added “I would like to thank the “anonymous” people who put up posters in Gaoth Dobhaire acknowledging my support for the gay community in Donegal.“I will continue to do whatever I can to support oppressed, marginalised communities throughout the county, but it’s nice to get some recognition for that support.”Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig is seeking to retain his position as a county councillor in the local elections this weekend.Mr McGee is a well-known commentator and activist but is not standing for election. Confusion over erection of mysterious posters in West Donegal was last modified: May 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla EasbuigpostsWest Donegallast_img read more

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Prep football playoff brackets unveiled

first_imgThe regular season is over, win-loss records have been reset and the successes and failures of the past 11 weeks mean little now as the North Coast Section football playoffs are set to begin this Friday. The California Interscholastic Federation unveiled its 2018 North Coast Section playoff brackets last Sunday and eight local teams made the cut, with a few squads receiving high praise from the selection committee.Division IIIEureka (10-0)It’s championship or bust for the Eureka Loggers. …last_img

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Eskom’s dollar bond in high demand

first_img24 January 2011 Eskom’s 10-year, US$1.75-billion bond – aimed solely at international investors – has been more than two-and-a-half times oversubscribed, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, calling it a sign of investor confidence in South Africa. “The oversubscription on the bond issuance demonstrates international investors’ confidence in Eskom and the South African government,” Gigaba said in Pretoria last week. “This is Eskom’s first dollar bond issue, and the pricing is extremely attractive for us,” Dames said. “It has been facilitated by the government’s strong support for Eskom, and we are within the cost of funding target set by Eskom’s regulators.” “We welcome the confidence that international investors have shown in Eskom,” said Eskom CEO Brian Dames, adding that the offer was “an important part of our funding programme. The proceeds will be used to fund our committed capital expansion programme, and so help to keep the lights on for all South Africans. The oversubscription follows roadshows conducted in the US, UK and Europe. The US$1.75-billion (about R12.3-billion) bond is only available to foreigners, and may not be sold to investors in South Africa. Funding capital expansioncenter_img Gigaba said the government’s support of Eskom had helped to lower the utility’s risk profile and had provided the foundation for Eskom once more to be able to raise funding off its own balance sheet. Source: BuaNews Ratings agencies, including Moody’s and Fitch, have responded favourably to the government’s decision to increase guarantees for Eskom debt to a total of R350-billion, up from R176-billion. Lowering risk profile “We hope that this trend will persist as other state-owned enterprises approach the market to raise funds for their capital expansion programmes, as this will serve to reduce pressure on the fiscus,” Dames said, adding that completion of the utility’s build programme was critical for ensuring security of electricity supply in South Africa.last_img read more

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Maverick Awards to recognise under-35 business genius

first_imgThe Maverick Awards aim to encourage dynamic young entrepreneurs to help drive South Africa’s job creation and economic growth. (Image: Brand South Africa) 13 March 2014The Maverick Awards, a new initiative by youth development consultancy Under 35 Mavericks in partnership with Brand South Africa, seek to reward the hard-nosed genius of established young South African entrepreneurs with prizes of up to R1-million.Read more on Media Club South Africa: Maverick Awards to recognise under-35 business geniuslast_img

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Some Rules for Self-Improvement

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Beware of anyone who tells you that you can have what you want without doing the work necessary to have it. If the price you have to pay doesn’t match the promised result, the promise is a lie. The person selling the lie is a charlatan. Seek instead the guide that calls you to adventure and tells you that you are going to have to transform to have what you want.Avoid advice from anyone who doesn’t already have what you want. There are more people who can tell you what to do without ever having done what it is that they are advising you to do than real models.Ignore advice not to compare yourself to others. If there is a gap between the results you are producing and the results someone else is producing in some area, recognizing that gap can provide a vision of what is possible for you. More still, the person producing the result is a model for the beliefs and behaviors necessary to producing the results you want.Shortcuts are almost never worth taking. You can get a degree without attending college by paying for it online. You will very quickly have a piece of paper, but you will not be any better educated without doing the work to acquire knowledge. If you want a certain outcome, investing your time, energy, and resources in obtaining it is the fastest way to get that outcome.Seek ideas that frighten or repel you. If an idea scares you, the emotional response is a reaction that you recognize something in that idea that conflicts with what you believe to be good and right and true. If it repels you, then there is evidence of conflict. Most of us carry around beliefs that represent a partial truth, and there is value and improvement found in discovering the other parts of the truth.Science is the only human endeavor that continually corrects itself over time. We come closer to the truth because we are willing to admit that we were wrong and take in new information. If you haven’t changed your beliefs about the things you hold as true for years or decades, you are not getting closer to the truth. If you haven’t been wrong or if you are not skeptical enough about what you believe now to question your beliefs in the face of new information, you are not growing. Don’t fear making mistakes.Wasted hours lead to wasted days. Wasted days lead to wasted weeks. Wasted weeks lead to wasted months. Wasted months lead to wasted years. Wasted years lead to a wasted life, and the only one you will ever have. Busy yourself living the life you want now.last_img read more

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