Danny O Carroll (From Mrs Brown’s Boys) pictured at the presentation of nearly €10,915 which was raised at his Fundraising Party at the Mt Errigal Hotel. Pictured from left are Evelyn Smith representing the Children Pediatric Comfort Fund Letterkenny General Hospital . Laura Jackson, events manager at the Mt Errigal Hotel.Photo By Brian McDaidACTOR and comedian Danny O’Carroll brought some Christmas cheer to two deserving local charities today – when he handed over cheques worth more than €21k.The money was raised at his incredible celebrity bash at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny earlier this month.Today he handed over the proceeds of the night to the Children’s Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital where the €10,195 will help make the unit better. And he handed over another €10,195 to the autistic unit at Lurgybrack National School.Stars from sport and screen had attended the charity dinner – serving food to delighted fans.They included many of the stars from the show in which Danny stars as ‘Buster’ – Mrs Brown’s Boys.Danny told Donegal Daily: “I’d like to thank everyone who supported our night out, from all those who came from near and far, to those who supported the auction and raffle. “These are two very deserving causes and it made my Christmas to be able to hand over this money to them today.”He’s now hoping the Christmas charity dinner will be an annual event.“I’m already drawing up a list of people to come along,” he added.Super soccer stars Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton joined stars from Mrs Brown’s Boys, Adam (Ian Beale from Eastenders), rugby legend Shane Byrne and ex-world champ Bernard Dunne for the superb charity night.Danny O Carroll (From Mrs Brown’s Boys) pictured at the presentation of €10,915 which was raised at his Fundraising Party at the Mt Errigal Hotel. Pictured Laura Jackson, events manager at the Mt Errigal Hotel. and Ann Fox School Principal, representing Lurgybrack National School Photo By Brian McDaidBUSTER’S SUPER CHRISTMAS SURPRISE FOR CHARITIES was last modified: December 23rd, 2014 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:charityDanny O’CarrollfundraiserMrs Brown’s Boys
Letterkenny is a much poorer place this week following the death of renowned businessman and community activist Jim McCormick.Jim was laid to rest yesterday (SAT) in his native Milford after his untimely death in Spain.Donegaldaily.com was sent this wonderful tribute to Mr McCormick and his family which tells the story of his business, and personal life. It goes some way towards capturing the packed life of a man who always put his adopted town and its people before himself.Video by Wallace Media.DDTV: JIM MCCORMICK – A TRIBUTE was last modified: September 26th, 2011 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:#mobile#web Related Posts audrey watters Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Telecommunications giant AT&T has released its numbers from the fourth quarter of 2010, and the report is good. The company boasts revenue of $31.4 billion, up 2.1% from the fourth quarter of 2009.Underlying some of this growth was an increase in wireless revenue for the company – a 9.9% growth. This was also the first quarter where wireless revenue outpaced wireline revenue. But the growth rate for new customers was the lowest in five years.AT&T said that it activated 4.1 million iPhones during the quarter, helping bring the company’s wireless subscribers up to 95.5 million total. The number of iPhones is down from the third quarter – AT&T’s best quarter ever for iPhone activations – but this was the second best quarter ever. And those 2.8 million new subscribers, says AT&T, made this its best quarter ever in terms of new subscribers. The company also said it had activated 442,000 tablets in Q4. AT&T calls the increase in tablets a “a new growth area for the company”.That “new growth area” may deflect from what will be AT&T’s last quarter as the exclusive carrier of the iPhone, as today’s figures come on the heels of the (long-awaited) announcement that its rival Verizon would start selling the iPhone – something starting February 3. AT&T noted that the fourth quarter was good for “churn” – subscribers switching carriers – but that number will undoubtedly change when the company reports on figures from the first quarter of this year. Nonetheless, these are strong figures from AT&T, as the company readies to do battle with Verizon over what is clearly the future – wireless subscriptions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been sued for its failure to ban methylene chloride, a chemical used in some paint strippers that has been linked to a number of deaths. E&E News reported that a group including the mothers of two men who died while using paint strippers containing the chemical filed suit in a federal district court in Vermont on January 14. The Vermont Public Interest Research Group, and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families also are parties to the complaint. Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the EPA, also is named in the complaint. Methylene chloride is a common chemical in paint removers, the suit says, that is responsible for more than 50 deaths, as well as incapacitation, loss of consciousness, and coma in people who came into contact with it. Despite earlier promises to ban products that contain the chemical, the EPA has failed to follow through, the suit alleges, and has violated terms of the Toxic Substances Control Act.RELATED ARTICLESAmazon Will Ban Controversial Paint StrippersGetting Dangerous Paint Strippers Off the ShelvesThe Takeover of the EPAEPA Ordered to Speed Up New Lead Rule The plaintiffs include Lauren Atkins of Pennsylvania and Wendy Hartley of Tennessee. Both had sons who died after using paint remover containing the chemical. If the EPA has been slow to get the chemical off the market, a number of major U.S. retailers are acting on their own. In December, Amazon announced that beginning in March it would no longer sell paint removers containing either methylene chloride or a compound called NMP. A number of other retails had already taken that step, including The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, True Value and AutoZone. In an email earlier this month, GBA asked the EPA’s press office when the agency could be expected to issue new rules on methylene chloride. The office said that “due to a lapse in appropriations,” it would only respond to questions about the government shutdown or an environmental emergency that threatened human life.
Three persons were killed in the Sonarpur gram panchayat area of Uttar Dinajpur district’s Chopra block in West Bengal, for alleged cattle theft.Sources claimed that the incident took place late on Thursday night when a group of about 10 men entered the area with the intention of allegedly stealing cattle and were caught by locals. The Superintendent of Police, Uttar Dinajpur, Amitkumar Bharat Rathod, confirmed to The Hindu thatthree men were killed.“While the rest fled, the villagers caught three of them and beat them to death. No one has been arrested in the case so far,” Mr. Rathod said. He added that raids were being conducted in the area to nab the accused.However, the day and timing of the incident is still unclear. The three killed were identified as Md. Nasirul Haque (30), Md. Samiruddin, (32) and Md. Nasir (33). According to police, the three had previous criminal records. Mr. Haque’s mother Mamtaj Biwi lodged a complaint in this regard. A murder case has been registered. However, Mr. Rathod said that “there is no communal angle to the incident. It is only a case of theft.”
The newly elected members of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Sunday elected Jairam Thakur as their new leader paving the way for him to take oath as Chief Minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party government on December 27.The 52-year-old, five-time MLA from Siraj constituency in Mandi district is going to be the sixth Chief Minister of the hill State.Sauvé and soft-spoken, Mr. Thakur first got elected to the State Vidhan Sabha in 1998 during the first Prem Kumar Dhumal government from Chahiot, which has now been renamed as Siraj after the delimitation. A former RSS pracharak and ABVP activist from the local college in Mandi, he is going to be the first CM from Mandi district, which is the second largest district after Kangra, sending 10 MLAs to the Assembly. This time he has helped make the district totally ‘Congress-mukt (free)’ as the party won nine seats out of 10, with a party sympathiser winning the tenth seat of Jogindernagar.His name was announced by the party’s central observers and Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Tomar and JP Nadda in the presence of State party in-charge Mangal Pandey, all MPs and other senior leaders at a meeting in Shimla.His name was proposed by the former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and seconded by sitting MP Shanta Kumar, Mr. Nadda and State president Satpal Satti.On Saturday, Mr. Dhumal had made his position clear that he would no longer be a contender for the top post. It was then believed that Mr. Nadda would be the high command’s choice.However, the high drama and suspense going on since December 18 ended when Mr. Thakur’s name was unanimously accepted by the elected MLAs and the high command.It is believed that the Prime Minister did not want to spare Mr. Nadda from his duties at the Centre and his organisational role at the top.A relatively younger leader, Mr. Thakur having the required RSS backing became the automatic choice for the top post.An agriculturist by profession, he had also remained State BJP president and a Minister of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development in the second Dhumal government of 2007-12. He has two daughters and his wife Sadhana Thakur is a practicing government doctor.First Chief Minister from MandiThere is strong wave of jubilation going on in his home district of Mandi from past many days after the party’s Chief Minister designate Prem Kumar Dhumal lost the elections from his own constituency of Sujanpur in Hamirpur district. The people in Mandi were confident this time that they would get the first ever Chief Minister from this district since they had given such a lead to the party.Earlier also Mr. Karam Singh Thakur from Chachiot in Mandi who came close to become the Chief Minister in early sixties remained a number two in the first Dr. YS Parmar cabinet. Then it was Mr. Sukhram in 1993 who was the high command’s candidate for the chief ministership but he was not accepted by Mr. Virbhadra Singh and his supporters here. Later in 2012 it was Mr. Kaul Singh from Drang in Mandi who was the Congress president but was replaced by Mr. Virbhadra Singh again when the party came into power.In his first reaction Mr. Jairam Thakur thanked the entire party leadership and expressed gratitude towards the people of the State and Mandi district. He met the Governor along with other senior leaders and staked the claim to form the next government. Jairam Thakur is greeted after his election as BJP Legislature Party leader at a meeting in Shimla on December 24, 2017. | Photo Credit: The Hindu
Megu puts you in a happy space the moment you step in. The zen vibe is punctuated by thoughtful unobtrusive service and truly blessed food. Much of the detailing is lost by night, but now, with the restaurant opening its doors for lunch, your dining experience gets a facelift. There are a couple of reasons why the restaurant is worth visiting by day: the lunch menu has been crafted keeping both the busy business executive and the lazy lunch goer in mind. There are a number of new vegetarian options on the lunch menu which are frankly quite delicious; also, kids who enjoy sushi but are kept out of Megu by night can enjoy platter after platter over an extended family lunch; and you can enjoy a vivid green view by day which eludes you after dark. Enough reasons to tuck into the goodness of the new lunch menu we would say.In there for a quickie? The menu sports an efficient three-course lunch where you can pick from a selection of appetisers, entrees and desserts. While there are ample vegetarian appetiser options to choose from, the veg entrees are restricted but the chef is happy to accommodate anything special you might like created for your meal.Going a la carte? You must try the shira ae even if you are a die-hard non-vegetarian. The textural concoction redefines flavours that are clean and new. The sesame crunch breaks through the dip-like consistency and is a surprisingly good addition. The wasabi fried prawns with mango sauce is not an inventive dish but relies on recreating familiar tastes in a modern context. If sushi is your calling then Megu’s platters are a no brainer. There are many ways of doing sushi; while some places get the roll filling right others rely on the rice roll to create an impact. At Megu, the chef has got both right and the sushi is fresh, crunchy and wholesome. While many diners are intrigued by the fresh wasabi being grated in front of them, if you like a strong wasabi hit stay with the old version as it is a couple of degrees more pungent. A sorbet is served between courses and is the perfect palate cleanser. For mains, choose the crispy tofu with oroshi steak sauce (vegetarian) as it delivers on its promise of plenty; there are at least half a dozen vegetarian sushi options as well. The signature silver cod with yuzu miso is recommended for sea food fans as the gorgeous fish is lightly flavoured and is smooth on the tongue. The pork chops, cooked to perfection and cut into half-inch slivers retain much of the flavours they are cooked in and if the fish-prawn combine is getting too much, order this. None of the mains are overpowering in flavour and that perhaps is the beauty of the food plated up at Megu.The manager, Rajat Kalia, is a powerhouse of information and helps you pick dishes that work best for your palate if it is unfamiliar with Japanese cuisine. Pair your meal with a bottle of champagne and book a table close to the deck where just for an hour or two, you forget that you are in the heart of Delhi. The Megu lunch is many things but above all it caters to those who love simple flavours in a relaxed setting, far from the madness that is so Delhi.Meal for two: Rs 5000 (Without alcohol and taxes)Must try: Megu signature river stone grill (wagyu steak) flambed and served with daikon radish oroshi ponzu Shira AeReservations: +91 (11) 39331360Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWhere: Megu, The Leela Palace Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhiadvertisement