Frank McBrearty packs a punch with his election launch

first_imgCouncillor Frank McBrearty is a man of his community who delivers for his community, Minister Joe McHugh said at the Raphoe man’s re-election campaign launch last night.Minister McHugh was speaking in front of guests from across east Donegal at the launch at Raphoe Boxing Club.Representatives of Fine Gael branches, sports and community organisations, and grassroots supporters joined the McBrearty family for the occasion with music from the pipers of the Raphoe Ulster Scots band. Cllr McBrearty told the audience that local politics was about working for local people, dealing with their needs and helping to provide better resources and facilities for them.He said his decision to join Fine Gael was ‘very easy’ and cited the support his family had in the past from former MEP Jim Higgins and former Donegal TD Dinny McGinley.“Fine Gael stood by me and my family, so joining Fine Gael was very easy for me,” said Cllr McBrearty.“My family has been an enormous support, especially since I became a councillor ten years ago. Frank Mc Brearty pictured with Minister For Education Joe Mc Hugh. T.D. who officially launch Frank’s elections campaign at Raphoe Boxing Club on Monday night pictured with representatives from different groups from the area. Photo Brian McDaid“I want to continue to work for communities in east Donegal, across the Finn Valley. It’s what I enjoy doing most. I am already on the election campaign and really really enjoying it.“Politics at council level has to be about local issues and that’s what I have been involved in all my life, working with community groups and individuals across a whole range of issues.”Cllr McBrearty said sporting organisations like Raphoe Boxing Club are at the heart of communities.“They are the lifeblood of our communities, bringing people together for the common good,” he said.Minister McHugh said he was honoured to be at the launch. “The representatives here tonight from our communities is evidence of the esteem in which Frank is held by the people he represents,” said the Donegal TD.“He is a real man of his community who works for his community; offering real local leadership on real issues and I look forward to working with him in the time ahead.”Boxer Jason Quigley paid tribute to Cllr McBrearty for his support over many years.“Frank is the sort of guy who helps you on the way up and I know he will be there for me when I am on my way down again some day. That’s truly what this man is about,” he said. Local representatives for the Fine Gael Party pictured at the Launch of Cllr Frank Mc Brearty election launch by Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh. T.D. in Raphoe this week.Frank McBrearty packs a punch with his election launch was last modified: May 3rd, 2019 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:electionFrank McBreartylaunchlast_img read more

Wheelchair star Sithole shines at Aus Open

first_img28 January 2014South African wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole claimed runners-up finishes in both the quad singles and doubles at the Australian Open, becoming the first African to reach the final of both events at the first Grand Slam of the year.Sithole faced world number one David Wagner in the final for the singles title, with both men sporting two wins out of three in the round robin part of the competition ahead of the title decider.Singles finalThe South African started strongly and convincingly claimed the first set 6-3. Wagner, though, responded immediately by running out to a 3-0 lead in the second set, but Sithole broke back to level matters at 3-3.Wagner again pulled ahead at 5-3, but once more Sithole levelled at 5-5 before Wagner claimed the next two games to take the set 7-5.In the deciding third set, Wagner broke Sithole early and went on to win it 6-3 to finish a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 winner. It was his third Australian Open title.Wagner also teamed with Andrew Lapthorne to defeat Sithole and Dylan Alcott in the final of the quad doubles, winning 6-4, 6-4.‘Another milestone achieved’Sithole’s coach Holger Losch, who was named Coach of the Year at the South African Sports Awards for his work with wheelchair tennis players, said in a statement on Monday: “We are proud of Lucas for reaching his second Grand Slam final. It is another milestone achieved and the experience he gained is extremely valuable.“Lucas had a very successful Australian tour, winning both the Apia Sydney International Open and the Melbourne Open earlier in January this year.“We are excited to see what the year holds for our top South African aces Lucas Sithole, Kgothatso Montjane and Evans Maripa.“I would also like to thank our game sponsor Airports Company South Africa, who without their support, these achievements would not have been possible.”‘An inspiring performance’Spokesperson for Airports Company South Africa, Unathi Batyashe-Fillis, the game sponsor of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA), said: “Airports Company South Africa congratulates Lucas on an inspiring performance.“The company is especially proud to see how its partnership with WTSA has developed and grown talent over the nine-year period since it started sponsoring the sport.“WTSA is developing world-class players and has put South Africa on the global map of wheelchair sporting talent.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Goody StayPut Elastics : The only hair elastics you’ll need

first_imgMy wife loves these as the ribbing is very good at staying in place without tangling or pulling her hair. She walks a lot and in scotland that means pulling your hood up a lot in the rain, she is also a photographer and has to tie her hair back a lot at work so these have had a thorough testing. Best elastics ever, really stay up. Best elastics ever, really stay up. Sadly these are chunkier than the picture suggested and seem too tough for fine hair. The prevous hair elastics i purchased years ago also had some non-slip coating but were thinnner and more light weight. The only hair elastics you’ll needGreat for thick hairGoody StayPut Elastics, Black 10 eaPackage Description: 10 CountServing Size: ..Number of Servings: ..Unit Type: Each The only hair elastics you’ll need. I’ve been using these elastics for about five years now, and for a while they disappeared from the uk. I tried several alternatives which promised to stay put, but nothing was in the league of these. Blax, invisibobbles – you name it, i bought it while waiting for goody to bring these back to the uk. Essentially, you’re getting a hair tie with a thread of silicone spiralled around it. The join is also covered by a band of silicone, which should keep the ends together well (i’ve only ever lost undue to it snapping) as well as giving a bit more “stick”. The silicone keeps the band in place, and they’re not kidding – it stays put. I’ve not had to adjust my ponytail all day. Obviously, as it gets older, the elasticity goes, but it takes a good few months of everyday use for it to get to that point. I’ve also bought goody stay put hold elastics sparkly metallic bunette,8-count #76769 (3-pack) from a well known high street chemist, and while they’re also great, these ones seem to be a lot thicker, even if they don’t match my hair colour as well as the others. My wife loves these as the ribbing is very good at staying in place without tangling or pulling her hair. She walks a lot and in scotland that means pulling your hood up a lot in the rain, she is also a photographer and has to tie her hair back a lot at work so these have had a thorough testing. Sadly these are chunkier than the picture suggested and seem too tough for fine hair. The prevous hair elastics i purchased years ago also had some non-slip coating but were thinnner and more light weight. No hair coming out when i remove the elastics – a little expensive though. No hair coming out when i remove the elastics – a little expensive though. The only hair elastics you’ll need. I’ve been using these elastics for about five years now, and for a while they disappeared from the uk. I tried several alternatives which promised to stay put, but nothing was in the league of these. Blax, invisibobbles – you name it, i bought it while waiting for goody to bring these back to the uk. Essentially, you’re getting a hair tie with a thread of silicone spiralled around it. The join is also covered by a band of silicone, which should keep the ends together well (i’ve only ever lost undue to it snapping) as well as giving a bit more “stick”. The silicone keeps the band in place, and they’re not kidding – it stays put. I’ve not had to adjust my ponytail all day. Obviously, as it gets older, the elasticity goes, but it takes a good few months of everyday use for it to get to that point. I’ve also bought goody stay put hold elastics sparkly metallic bunette,8-count #76769 (3-pack) from a well known high street chemist, and while they’re also great, these ones seem to be a lot thicker, even if they don’t match my hair colour as well as the others. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-03-09 14:26:39Reviewed Item Goody StayPut Elastics, Black 10 eaRating 3.8 / 5  stars, based on  5  reviewsPrice£8.43last_img read more