Not one, but TWO Donegal players scoop Winning Streak prizes

first_imgFrom National Lottery jackpots to regular Winning Streak appearances, it seems that Donegal people really are on a lucky streak this year.Two Donegal people have brought home a cool €53,000 in winnings from last week’s Winning Streak gameshow.Katarzyna (Katya) Galera, who lives in Bundoran, won €28,000, while Doochery man, Eamonn McCready won €25,000 on Saturday last. Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Katarzyna (Katya) Galera’s wife who played on his behalf; Krzystof Galera the winning recipient; Jenny Fisher, Head of legal at the National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak Game Show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyKatarzyna (Katya) Galera scooped a tidy sum of €25,000 in cash as well as a holiday to Venice, Italy worth €3,000. The winning ticket was bought from American House, Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.Katarzyna and her husband Krzysztof (Krzys) are originally from Poland and have lived in Donegal for the past ten years. They were both working last Saturday night in their respective jobs so both missed Krzys’s name being pulled out of the Winning Streak drum by presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy.Katya works behind the bar in Madden’s Bridge Bar in Bundoran and noticed that she got text messages congratulating her. Some of her customers started saying congratulations too so she thought, being a friendly atmosphere in the bar, that it was a joke between staff and customers.That was until her eldest daughter Olivia called her to ask what was going on as she was even getting messages from friends to say her dad’s name was called out for next week’s Winning Streak. She went to a neighbour’s house and caught the end of the show and saw her husband’s name on the screen and she started to believe the good news. It was a while before she got the news to Krzys as he works as a chef and wasn’t able to take a call or reply to a message but both decided that Katya would go on the show in Krzys’ place. After all she was the one who sent in the ticket and put his name on it!The couple have two daughters: Olivia is 14 and Emma (2) – who watched her mum on TV from home.Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Eamon McGready the winning player; Jenny Fisher, Head of legal at the National Lottery and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak Game Show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyGetting on Winning Streak could not have come at a better time for Eamonn McCready, from Doochery, Co. Donegal, not because he is in need of the money but if it was any later, he wouldn’t have been able to go on the show!Next Saturday, he will travel to Albania where he will work for the coming months, only getting home to see his family every six weeks or so.Eamonn was watching the show on Saturday when his name came out and he still finds it hard to put into words, the feeling seeing his own name come out of the Winning Streak drum. All he remembers is his wife and two kids jumping all over the living room and screaming in celebration. He has been married to Anita for the past 17 years and the couple have two kids: Jamie (15) and Rihanna (13) who were excited to cheer their dad on from the Winning Streak audience last weekend.They were joined by an equally excited Donegal crowd, made up of some of Eamonn’s eight siblings. His sister Sile watched online as she lives in Watford, UK and his brother, Daniel, who works with Eamonn will be watching from Albania as he travels out the week before his brother.Eamonn works as a supervisor for a tunnelling company called Terra Solutions, who are headquartered in Newry. Next weekend he will travel to Albania to supervise a project which he will be working on for the summer but hopes to make it home every six weeks to see the family.Eamonn is a huge sports fan and loves Donegal GAA. He says that if he wasn’t on Winning Streak he would be in Dublin at Croke Park watching Donegal tackle Meath in the football that evening. He also loves rugby and soccer and is a huge Liverpool FC fan. Eamonn has no plans as of yet as he says he is just going to enjoy every moment of the Winning Streak experience and whatever he wins, he will be happy with. It is the perfect way to spend his last weekend before he goes away with work.Eamonn’s winning ticket was bought from Crolly Filling Station.The Donegal duo’s appearance marks an amazing run for local contestants on Winning Streak. This is the sixth time in just seven weeks that people from the county have featured on the big money gameshow.Not one, but TWO Donegal players scoop Winning Streak prizes was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Winning Streaklast_img read more

Ohio Soybean Council to elect five trustees

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustee elections will be held in five districts this summer. Districts up for election District 1               Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and WilliamsDistrict 2               Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, and WoodDistrict 5               Allen, Hancock, and PutnamDistrict 9               Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and UnionDistrict 13             Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, and Warren To be eligible for election to OSC, candidates must live in a county in the districts listed, be a soybean producer engaged in the growing of soybeans in the State of Ohio, who owns or shares the ownership and risk of loss of such soybeans at any time during the three year period immediately preceding November 15 of the current year.Those eligible producers (spouses who jointly produce soybeans are considered to be a “family” and are considered to be one person) who have contributed to the soybean checkoff and have submitted a petition with the signatures of 15 eligible soybean producers who reside in the respective district shall be determined candidates for election.Petitions may be obtained from OSC by calling 614-476-3100. Completed petitions must be returned to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Legal Section, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-3399. All petitions must be postmarked by July 6 and received by July 13 to be eligible for consideration.last_img read more

Table Top Trove GCMYYZ GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 19, 2011

first_imgShare with your Friends:More The top of Table Top TroveA cable car delivers geocachers to one of the most visited geocaches in Africa. Table Top Trove (GCMYYZ) was hidden in 2005 by Richter Family. Geocachers with more time and a thirst for mountain climbing adventure have made the 500 meter (1640 foot) ascent by foot.The cache owner recently posted this note on the cache page, “Out and about on the mountain with my dog. Wow! Fantastic memories! I placed this cache over 6 years ago and it has been ticking over on it’s own ever since with no maintenance visits required. Cache doing well. The memories of spending every weekend up here climbing in a by-gone era came flooding back with a smile.”The cache location shares those smiles. The difficulty two, terrain two geocache has been logged by more than 500 geocachers. The geocachers have arrived from more than a dozen countries. They share their thanks for the geocache in their logs. One writes, “A wonderful winter’s day up on table mountain. No wind, no rain, and no clouds! I had a fantastic time exploring. Many thanks from Sweden!”View from the Table Top Trove cable carContinue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com. If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache and the GC code to [email protected] SharePrint RelatedStarted from the bottom, now we’re here. — Roof of the World (GC9A9E) — Geocache of the WeekMay 22, 2013In “Community”Meet the German Robin Hood. — Schinderhannes (GC23VXF) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 17, 2013In “Community”Maybe it’s over there? — To Too Two Easy (GC1XA6W) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 13, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

Federer shines bright in twilight zone

first_imgLATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It would also take him to 19 career majors and make him the oldest champion at Wimbledon in the Open era.“The plan was always to hopefully be strong later on in my career,” said Federer who will face Tomas Berdych in Friday’s semi-finals.“I don’t see myself playing better than a few years ago. I always hope to improve every year.“I’m just very happy that I’m still doing so well. Am I surprised? Maybe a little bit.”The contrast between Federer and Murray and Djokovic on Wednesday was impossible to ignore.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena NBA eliminates timeouts to keep the ends of games moving It was his 100th match at the All England Club and the 50th Grand Slam quarter-final of his career.At 35, Federer is the second oldest man to reach the semi-finals after Ken Rosewall who finished runner-up in 1974 at the age of 39.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsREAD: Djokovic ponders long break ‘for body and mind’With ‘Big Four’ rivals Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic suffering injury-hit exits on Wednesday and Rafael Nadal having lost in the fourth round, Federer is favourite to reclaim the Wimbledon title on Sunday and break the tie for seven he has shared with Pete Sampras since 2012. MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Defending champion and world number one Murray lost in five sets to Sam Querrey of the United States, hobbled by a long-standing right hip injury.Djokovic, the three-time winner, quit after two games of the second set of his quarter-final against Berdych with a right elbow injury.Like Murray’s hip, the elbow problem plaguing Djokovic has been a constant menace for many seasons.It has got so bad that Djokovic admitted he is contemplating either surgery or even an extended break from the sport.Federer has already trimmed back his schedule, skipping the 2016 and 2017 French Opens which were won by Djokovic and Nadal.After losing to Raonic in the Wimbledon semi-finals last year, Federer shut down his season to rest a knee injury which had already required surgery earlier in 2016.He came back in January this year, won the Australian Open for his 18th Slam, added the Indian Wells-Miami Masters double before hibernating again through the claycourt season.“Once you hit 30, you’ve got to look back and think of how much tennis have I played, how much rest did I give my body over the years, how much training have I done, did I do enough, did I overdo it or not enough,” he explained.“It’s always calibrating the whole thing. For me it worked out. Sometimes the body and the mind do need a rest.” CBB Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Switzerland’s Roger Federer, left, celebrates as he leaves the court after beating Canada’s Milos Raonic, right, at the end of their Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Wednesday, July 12, 2017. APLONDON, United Kingdom — Roger Federer insists he is only slightly surprised to find himself tantalizingly within touching distance of a record eighth Wimbledon title despite his 36th birthday fast approaching.The Swiss star reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the 12th time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) win over Milos Raonic.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Wijnaldum bracing up for a different United

first_imgGeorginio Wijnaldum is expecting a difficult challenge from a resurgent Manchester United when Liverpool travel to Old Trafford on Sunday.Klopp’s men ran out 3-1 winners over their old rivals at Anfield back in December, which ended the reign of Jose Mourinho.With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed as caretaker manager, United have experienced a change in fortunes having moved to the top four and remain in the hunt for the FA Cup title.It’s a statistic Liverpool will need to bring to an end if they’re to go three points clear at the top of the table this weekend – but Wijnaldum is aware it’ll be a difficult challenge.“I think it is going to be a real big change [from the game in December],” the No.5 predicted, speaking to reporters via LFC.TV.“Since the new manager came in there is a new flow, they played good games and have won a lot and that is building confidence in the team.Wijnaldum admits the Red Devils are in fine form but remains unfazed by their resurgence.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Man United not the same team Liverpool beat in December —Wijnaldum.https://t.co/swuOFh4wQf.#headlines pic.twitter.com/lnlMEZWGk7— TOS TV NETWORK (@tostvnetwork) February 21, 2019“It’s also a home game for them so they will have a lot of confidence as they don’t have the problems they had before.“It is going to be a difficult game but I’m looking forward to it. I think for them we come at a good moment but we’re also doing well so it is going to be a nice game to watch.”A win over United will send the Reds to the top and a huge message to rivals Man City who are in action for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Chelsea.last_img read more

Turn your clocks back test your home smoke alarms

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Our clocks aren’t the only things that need to be checked once daylight savings time ends.The American Red Cross wants to remind you to turn and test- turn your clocks back an hour, and test your smoke alarms.Sean Mahoney, CEO of the American Red Cross, joined us Sunday morning with more. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, November 4, 2018 Turn your clocks back, test your home smoke alarms Posted: November 4, 2018last_img read more