DANIEL TO TAKE A BREAK FROM CAREER TO SPEND TIME WITH MAJELLA

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell is to take a break from his singing career to do all the things he and wife Majella ever wanted to do together.Daniel and MajellaThe singer revealed that after 2015 he is taking an extended break.But the Donegal star stressed that he is NOT retiring but is not sure when he will play any concerts after that. Danie said that Majella’s recent cancer battle has made them realise how short life is and now they want to make the most of it.“Through all of this we have a lot of time to reflect and take stock of things and it makes us realise that life is short.“I want to let you know at this point that I have decided to take an extended break from touring after the Gertrude Byrne Caribbean cruise finishes next February 2015.“I can’t really say how long the break will be, but there will be no shows until at least the middle of 2016. “For me this was a very big decision but there are a number of things that Majella and I want to do and even if we live to be 90 (which I hope we do) I don’t want to have to say “I wish we took the time to do such and such……” .“I would like to thank you at this point also for supporting my career over the last 30 years and I hope when we get back to doing shows that I will see all of you again.”But the Kincasslagh star added “I want to stress that “This is not retirement, it’s just a sabbatical”  DANIEL TO TAKE A BREAK FROM CAREER TO SPEND TIME WITH MAJELLA was last modified: February 21st, 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) Tags:breakcancerdaniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more

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FURY AMONGST BUSINESSES AS COUNCIL ROADSIGNS BYPASS MILFORD!

first_imgThe roadsigns diverting traffic away from Milford which have left traders outraged.Business owners in Milford are fuming after bungling council officials left a barrage of road-signs diverting traffic away from the town.The signage, which is located at the LIDL supermarket junction, diverts traffic to the Harry Blaney Bridge out of the town.The signage gave no indication that people could still continue on and carry about their business or visit Milford. The barrage of road-signs diverting traffic away from Milford.Traders are furious at the loss of visitors into the town and are blaming Donegal County Council for the calamity.And even worse is the fact that the diversion signs are due to remain in place until August 15th.A number of local businesses contacted the council yesterday at 2pm but are still awaiting a reply.John McAteer, editor and co-owner of the Milford-based Tirconail Tribune newspaper, said people are fuming locally. “This is nothing short of a shambles and the council need to rectify this as soon as possible.“People coming into the town, either locals or strangers, had no idea they could continue into Milford as it was not affected by the diversion.“Business owners are understandably outraged by this mix-up. It’s difficult enough for small traders to make a living in today’s tough economic climate without the council adding to their woes with this kind of incompetency,” he said.  FURY AMONGST BUSINESSES AS COUNCIL ROADSIGNS BYPASS MILFORD! was last modified: August 8th, 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) Tags:Donegal County CouncilFuryMilfordroadsignstraderslast_img read more

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Warriors’ Draymond Green sees “double standard” in NBA’s punishments for Lakers-Rockets scuffles

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device “It seems like a little bit of a … DENVER – The Lakers-Rockets scuffle on Saturday entertained Warriors forward Draymond Green so much that he pushed back his bedtime for another 75 minutes. Green expressed annoyance, though, that the NBA handed suspensions to Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (four), Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (three) and Rockets guard Chris Paul (two) in relation to his own punishments.last_img

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Zaidi to clash with Bochy? Dodgers manager says that’s ‘unfair’

first_imgLAS VEGAS–No manager in the big leagues boasts a résumé that compares with Bruce Bochy.The three-time World Series champion is entering his 25th season at the helm of a major league club and his 13th in San Francisco.Though the Giants elected to part ways with former general manager Bobby Evans at the end of a disappointing 2018 season, team CEO Larry Baer provided Bochy with the assurance that he would return for the final year of his contract regardless of who the Giants hired to replace …last_img

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South Africa backs budding artists

first_img26 October 2015 Building a thriving arts industry would help youth stay away from crime, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa at a meeting in Nyanga, a township in Cape Town, in Western Cape, on Friday, 23 October.His department was helping artists, he said, by honing the musical skills of the youth and teaching them how to create businesses in the arts.It had initiated sectorial and provincial consultations throughout the country because it was busy reviewing the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage.Issues raisedCommunity members brought up challenges they faced, including a lack of access to information regarding opportunities the department offered, a lack of rehearsal space and being unable to access funding for cultural projects and events.“I have spoken to your community leaders and I know some of your challenges,” the minister said. “We are not here to make speeches, we are here to listen to your concerns and to see how we can help you with some of your challenges.”What’s being doneEstablished musicians such as Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse would hold music workshops to mentor young talent. The help from experienced musicians would also ensure that skills were passed on to current and future generations, the minister said.“An idle mind is a dangerous mind,” he cautioned.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

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Minister instigated looting: Tripura villagers

first_imgAbout 300 people of West Tripura district, who had fled the area after their homes were torched and looted over the alleged molestation of a girl, said on Saturday that they were scared to return.They alleged that the looting and ransacking of their houses in Lalit Bazaar locality under the Ranir Bazaar police station limit was instigated by Revenue Minister and prominent tribal leader N.C. Debbarma.Mr. Debbarma, president of the Indigenous People’s Front Tripura (IPFT), declined to comment on the charge. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Cr.PC was promulgated in the area for 48 hours from 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sub-divisional Magistrate Subhasish Bandopaddhyaya said.A group of tribal youths started torching and looting houses only after the Minister’s visit on Friday, said the villagers who have taken shelter in a school. “The ransacking and looting of our houses started only after N.C. Debbarma visited the spot. He came here at 9 a.m. and looting of our houses started around an hour later,” 50-year-old Samena Khatun alleged.Scared to returnSulekha Khatun, aged 45, said, “My house was set ablaze, my belongings looted. I do not want to return. Let the police shoot me dead. I will not return.” The conflict began when a girl, along with her boyfriend, had come to Ranir Bazaar area on Thursday from a nearby locality to see Durga idols there and four youths allegedly molested her and snatched her phone. The girl and boy went back to their locality and returned with a large group of people who tried to attack the houses of those who reportedly molested the girl. The four accused were arrested on Friday but the attack on the village continued. A large contingent of police has been deployed in the area.last_img read more

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