first_imgThe brilliant Finesse Gymnastics Display teamDonegal’s Finesse Gymnastics Display team are celebrating this evening after winning the overall award at the Scottish Gymnastics Championship in Glasgow.The event is run by Sapphire Gymnastics Club annually & this is Finesse’s first time to perform at the event.They competed against 26 teams from all over the British Isles with Finesse being the only team from Ireland. Finesse’s Charleston themed routine showcased the high quality of their flawless performance and execution of skills. On the announcement as Finesse being Overall Senior Team Winners 2014, the MC at the event summed up the performance. “You guys rocked it, you were awesome!”This fantastic result is down to a great group of 16 dedicated gymnasts, proud club managers Tony King & his wife Faye, along with their coach Meganne Herron, choreographer Linda Bennett and supportive parents.The team will be returning home tomorrow evening proudly bearing a trophy, medals & prize money for their club.Team members: Fiona Lafferty, Rachel Canning, Ellie King, Amber Beecroft, Ciara Beecroft, Aoife O Connor, Molly Gallagher, Cara Nulty, Orla Lonergan, Ailbhe Gallagher, Adele King, Molly Nulty, Tori O Connor, Orla Mc Carron, Aisling Nulty, Abi Nulty.  DONEGAL GYMNASTIC TEAM SCOOP SCOTTISH GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE was last modified: October 4th, 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:donegalFinesse Gymnastic Display TeamScottish titlelast_img read more

Presidential Indaba puts spotlight on youth employment

first_img28 February 2014 Young people from all around the country will get exposure to various career opportunities when the Presidential Youth Indaba kicks in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg on Friday. The four-day indaba will provide a platform for young South Africans to empower themselves. It will also have an expo component to help connect youngsters to job opportunities, career information, scholarships, bursary programmes and enterprise development support. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is expected to address 500 youngsters from the country’s nine provinces on Friday afternoon. In April 2013, government, labour, business and civil society signed a Youth Employment Accord, committing themselves to improving the education and training of young people and helping them to find jobs and start businesses. The government committed to increase the number of young people employed in the public sector, while certain industries committed to setting youth development targets. The indaba is a platform to give effect to the Youth Employment Accord as the country grapples with finding solutions to the high unemployment rate, especially among young people. The Economic Development Department will host the indaba at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, with Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel leading the indaba, supported by Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane. The indaba is expected to produce a declaration with resolutions on how, together with young people, all stakeholders can address the issue of youth unemployment. The indaba will form a Presidential Youth Working Group to meet with the President from time to time to appraise him on the progress of the implementation of the indaba declarations and youth development post the indaba. The young people attending the indaba will be expected to work together with various stakeholders to come up with solutions to the socio-economic challenges facing young people in the country, particularly as they relate to jobs and skills. The indaba will also promote social dialogue between the youth, government, business, labour and youth development agencies. Source: read more

TRIXES 23″ Stylish Straight Hair Extensions Dark Brown Hair Piece : LOVE ITTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!

first_img Really soft feeling and not cheap looking. Very shine and looks great when is on. Decent quality, just wish there were more strips included, just ordered 3 more to get the right thickness. Very pleased step daughter. . This was bought for my step daughter and she is very pleased with this product. She has brown hair and the extensions blend in very well with the colour of her hair. Totally chuffed with this hair will definitely be buying more of it. Great value for money would need a few more to hand extra volume. Came before estimated delivery. But disappointed on the fact i ordered darkest brown, but it’s more of a red than brown. Great value for money would need a few more to hand extra volume. Came before estimated delivery. But disappointed on the fact i ordered darkest brown, but it’s more of a red than brown. Since it’s synthetic hair it does tangle easily however it’s a simple job of just being careful with it. I wear one of these when i put my hair up in a pony tail or braid, adds a really nice thickness and weight to it, not mention length. Although i would recommend getting two of these if you want it to look thick enough if you plan on wearing your hair down. Over all great deal for the price. Totally chuffed with this hair will definitely be buying more of it. This arrived really quickly and looked lovely when my daughter opened up the package, very excited however after two wears the ends frayed which made her look like she had split ends and you couldn’t comb it. For the price and a one off wear it was good but continual wear forget it. One off wear go for it other than that, you will need to spend more. Thick, superb excellent and arrived extremely promptly. . Purchased on saturday delivered tuesday.Ordered five sets just incase they were not good but definately will never be needing all 5.Thick, superb excellent and arrived extremely promptly. . Purchased on saturday delivered tuesday.Ordered five sets just incase they were not good but definately will never be needing all 5.Truly soft experience and not inexpensive searching.Very delighted phase daughter. . This was bought for my step daughter and she is extremely pleased with this item. She has brown hair and the extensions blend in incredibly effectively with the color of her hair.Respectable excellent, just desire there were being much more strips involved, just purchased three additional to get the suitable thickness. How can people complain how thin hair is. The price for these are amazing value for money. &i ordered and day after they came. Ive ordered another one for a fuller look for a night out. And will continue to buy :-). Very shine and looks great when is on. Since it’s synthetic hair it does tangle easily however it’s a simple job of just being careful with it. I wear one of these when i put my hair up in a pony tail or braid, adds a really nice thickness and weight to it, not mention length. Although i would recommend getting two of these if you want it to look thick enough if you plan on wearing your hair down. Over all great deal for the price. How can people complain how thin hair is. The price for these are amazing value for money. &i ordered and day after they came. Ive ordered another one for a fuller look for a night out. And will continue to buy :-). LOVE ITTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!Very pleased step daughter.Great, but disappointedTRIXES 23″ Stylish Straight Hair Extensions Dark Brown Hair PieceSoft touch & natural looking.Reusable, easy to maintain.Made from synthetic fibre.Easily clips into your hair with 5 secure clips.Washable with your normal shampoo and water.last_img read more

The many reasons to invest in a business valuation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brian E. RavencraftA business valuation is an investment most business owners should consider making. A business valuation is a procedure that is performed in order to evaluate your operation and then determine its estimated economic value. This service is carried out by a certified public accountant that holds the credential that positions them to gage the value of businesses based on a number of factors.Many professionals believe that selling your business is really the only reason to have a business valuation performed. However, here are several scenarios that call for a thorough review of the worth of your business. Our firm has been performing this service for clients for many years, for many different reasons. Yes, if you are preparing to sell your business, a valuation will provide you with the numbers you need to a secure a deal that benefits both you and the new owner. But that is just one reason.You will need to know the fair-market value of your operation in the event that you consider merging with another entity. Or, you will need to be armed with the right numbers if you plan to add a new owner to the business so you can set the buy-in amount for him/her. The same goes for owners and other shareholders that will be exiting the business.What about your own exit strategy? Knowing the value of your business sets you up to create a better retirement plan, whether you plan to sell, pass it along or close up shop all together. Many times I work with business owners who must know the value of their operation due to a family-related situation. For example, business owners going through divorce proceedings often need to know the value of their business so they are properly informed during legal proceedings. Or, a family emergency comes into play and the current value of the business is as vital piece of information that is needed as the parties involved work towards a solution. Sometimes needing to be aware of the true value of your business has nothing to do with selling or leaving and everything to do with expansion. How you know just how far you can grow without knowing where you currently stand in regards to finances and value?When looking for someone to assist your privately held enterprise with independent valuation requirements, you want to partner with a CPA with varied experiences and intense training in valuation theory as well as application, litigation support, accounting, tax, auditing, finance, insurance, economics and investments. There is no substitution for experience, so you will want to secure a firm that routinely performs business valuations. As always, contact me with any questions you may have.Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through or at BRavencraft@HolbrookManter.comlast_img read more

What You Need To Know About Shooting with the RED EPIC

first_imgDiscover the top 10 things you need to know before you take the RED EPIC camera out on a shoot!RED Digital’s 5K EPIC camera is a remarkable (albeit unconventional) filmmaking tool.  The EPIC has made quite a splash in the production industry for its stunning 5K images, variable frame rates and modular design.  However, shooting with the EPIC is much different than using more traditional video cameras.  RED’s EPIC has idiosyncrasies that DPs need to be aware of before heading out on a shoot.Camera assistant Evan Luzi has a lot of experience with the EPIC and shares his knowledge on the blog, TheBlackandBlue.  Recently, Evan tackled the top 10 things you need to know before shooting with the RED EPIC in a series of blog posts.   This is a must-read post series for any current or future EPIC shooters.  Topics covered include:How to setup RED EPIC’s black shading calibrationPros and cons of REDVOLT batteries and getting the most out of themSet up external monitors with two outputsUsing and understanding the EPIC’s LED indicator lightsPitfalls of EPIC’s autofocus and using still lensesCreating an update schedule & staying informed of camera capabilitiesUnderstanding REDCODE and data ratiosShooting slow motion footage with RED EPICEquip EPIC to work best for a particular shootKeeping in mind the computer component of the RED EPICThe EPIC is an awesome camera…if you’re knowledgeable about how to properly use it.  Check out this in-depth blog series on RED EPIC’s strengths and weaknesses, and discover how you can use this innovative camera to it’s full potential.Watch RED’s Epic demo video:last_img read more

Napoli president accuses Juventus boss of being in love with Hamsik

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is “in love” with Napoli captain Marek Hamsik, says the Naples’ club president Aurelio De LaurentiisIn his 11 years in the Serie A, Hamsik has become one of the most highly-regarded midfielders in Italian football and has attracted interest from rival clubs.One such admirer is allegedly Allegri, who has reportedly attempted to sign the Slovakia international during his time in charge at AC Milan and most recently for Juventus.But De Laurentiis insists that Napoli have always stood their ground against Allegri, while also downplaying Hamsik’s offer to go to China.“In the past, there were offers from Milan, when Allegri was the coach, and Juve, when Allegri was the coach,” said De Laurentiis, as stated on Football-Italia.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He’s in love with Hamsik. I never believed in his transfer to China, I have [film] units there and I know how the Chinese think.“Many things are said, but it’s a long time before anything happens.”Following their near-miss in landing their first Serie A title in 28 years last season, Napoli have since removed the new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri from his position as head coach and have appointed Carlo Ancelotti as his replacement.Hamsik himself recently revealed that it was Ancelotti who convinced him to remain at Napoli instead of doing a life-changing move to China.last_img read more

Lopetegui will rotate Real Madrid goalkeepers

first_imgReal Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui has said that Thibaut Courtois is not certain to be an automatic starter, hinting that his goalkeepers would be rotated.Last season’s number one keeper Keylor Navas was in goal for the 4-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.79% – Thibaut Courtois posted the second lowest save percentage in #UCL last season (after Sergio Rico, 58%), saving 62,5% of the shots he faced (min eight games). Premiere— OptaJose (@OptaJose) August 9, 2018Thibaut Courtois travelled with the squad to Tallinn but was left out of the squad entirely.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Lopetegui is prepared to keep Belgian keeper waiting as he considers his options in goal. Sportskeeda reports.“There isn’t a magic formula. We need to manage it week by week,” Lopetegui said.“We will see as we go who is best for the team at any given time. We have two magnificent goalkeepers, and others as well.”“But of course these are two international-level keepers and we will try to manage it well and make decisions for the team.”“Of course there is huge competition for the team but I see it as something positive in that position. It’s good for the team to have competition.”last_img read more

Lothar Matthaus predicts the outcome of the Bundesliga

first_imgGerman great Lothar Matthaus has boldly predicted how the Bundesliga table for the 2018/19 season will turn out come the end of the seasonTo the surprise of many, Bayern Munich’s hopes of a seventh league title in a row are under serious threat from runaway leaders Borussia Dortmund.BVB’s perfect combination of youth and experience has proven to be, perhaps, the catalyst behind their title charge with youngsters Jadon Sancho, Achraf Hakimi and Jacob Bruun Larsen all starring. while the likes of Marco Reus and Axel Witsel have also been receiving plaudits for their respective efforts.Currently, Lucien Favre’s men lead Bayern by six points from their opening 18 games with only one defeat.Now Matthaus has laid out his final predictions for this season’s Bundesliga table to Sport Bild with Dortmund narrowly clinching the league title from Bayern by a single point.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The German World Cup winner, who won the Bundesliga seven times at Bayern, predicted last week that his old club will struggle to break Dortmund’s hold of top spot.“I still believe Dortmund will decide the title race in their own favour. But if anyone can catch up with them, then, of course, it’s Bayern,” said Matthaus.RB Leipzig will finish third with Borussia Monchengladbach, who were one of the surprise packages from the first-half of the campaign, completing the top-four.But Hannover 96 and FC Nürnberg will be relegated with Fortuna Dusseldorf finishing in the relegation play-off spot, which will see them face whoever finishes third in the Bundesliga 2 in a two-legged play-off tie for a place in next season’s top-tier division.Matthaus’ final 2018/19 Bundesliga table after all 34 gamesBorussia Dortmund – 79 pointsBayern Munich – 78 pointsRB Leipzig – 65 pointsBorussia Monchengladbach – 63 pointsTSG Hoffenheim – 56 pointsEintracht Frankfurt – 55 pointsBayer Leverkusen – 54 pointsVfL Wolfsburg – 46 pointsWerder Bremen – 44 pointsHertha BSC – 43 pointsSchalke 04 – 40 pointsMainz 05 – 35 pointsSC Freiburg – 35 pointsVfB Stuttgart – 33 pointsFC Augsburg – 31 pointsFortuna Düsseldorf – 30 pointsHannover 96 – 26 pointsFC Nurnberg – 22 pointslast_img read more

Bonitafest kicks off again September 20th

first_imgBonitafest kicks off again September 20th September 8, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 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) – Bonitafest begins again this year on Friday, September 20th.Bonitafest is a community gathering that consists of three events spread out over eight days. This year’s theme of the festival is “Our Community Rocks.”The events begins with the Twilight Trail Parade at 6 p.m. at Sunnyside Saddle Club Arena. The second event is the Performing Arts Festival and Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bonita Vista High School, and the last event is the Bonitafest Melodrama, a three-day event from the 25th through the 18th starting at 7 p.m. each night. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

All Ford Fusion models will go out of production in 2020

first_img 2016 Ford Explorer review: Go road-tripping in Ford’s updated, EcoBoost-powered SUV More From Roadshow 2019 Ford Fusion gets tech improvements, longer EV range Ford first introduced the Fusion in late 2005, which spawned Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ (neé Zephyr) variants. The second-generation Fusion was unveiled in 2012, and was widely praised for its sharp styling and solid driving dynamics.Currently, the Fusion still provides the underpinnings for the Lincoln MKZ sedan, so it’s safe to assume the Ford’s luxury counterpart will also go out of production next year. A Lincoln spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.The Fusion’s death is all part of Ford’s plan to discontinue the bulk of its passenger cars in order to produce crossovers and SUVs — many with electrified powertrains. An earlier report suggested the Fusion name could return on a sort of Subaru Outback-like, high-riding wagon, but that’s just a rumor for now. Earlier this week, we learned the slow-selling, 325-horsepower Ford Fusion Sport wouldn’t live to see 2020. It wasn’t a huge shock, since we knew Ford had planned to discontinue the Fusion sedan at some point in the next few years. However, a new report from Automotive News on Wednesday confirms the Fusion’s death is, in fact, quite imminent. The 2020 model year will be the Fusion’s last.A Ford spokesperson confirmed the Fusion’s discontinuation timeline to Automotive News, saying, “Our goal in the final year is to further simplify the offering and focus on maximizing the more popular SE, SEL and Titanium models.” The Fusion received a mild refresh for the 2019 model year, which brought updated styling and features, including Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 suite of driver assistance technologies. Currently, Hybrid and plug-in Energi versions are sold alongside more popular gasoline-only models. 25 Photos 20 68 Photos The 2019 Ford Fusion is still a contender Lincoln Ford Subaru Share your voice 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ Comments Ford Tags Sedans 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything betterlast_img read more