“She’s Fine”: Black Diamond’s Single is a Holiday Hit

first_imgBlack Diamond also known as the Black 1, is back with a bumping dance hit illustrating a stunning woman worth the stare that everyone on the dance floor is giving her. In the 4:23 minutes-long track, Black Diamond wants the love of this beautiful creature.In his deliverance, you can tell her dance moves are spicy enough to make everyone, including Black 1 want her as their own.“Wherever she passes by, all the boys are going crazy. She’s exclusive and all the guys are asking if she can be their girlfriend. “She’s Fine, has that Carnival style energy that will have you waving your flag. It is a sound from the motherland that transcends beyond the Islands of Jamaica, Haiti, St. Lucia and Barbados” he stated via Email. The song goes: “…The way you wiggle and bubble your thing/ you make a bad man want to spend some thing/This song will definitely hit the “must play” list for this holiday season.Meanwhile, Black Diamond, during the festive season in 2014, reached out the homeless, needy and mentally disabled in Liberia by feeding them. This time around, he is eager to render his charity towards the most needy, orphaned Liberian children. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Monaco makes offer for Russia’s Golovin

first_img0Shares0000Monaco of French Ligue 1 say they want Russian World Cup midfielder Alexander Golovin. © AFP / Patrik STOLLARZMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 16 – French club Monaco have made an offer for CSKA Moscow’s Alexander Golovin who shone in the home side’s run to the World Cup quarter-finals, Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev said Monday.“We made an offer to CSKA Moscow for Golovin,” he told Russia’s Sports Express. “I can’t say how much but it is a respectable figure.” Specialist website Transfermarkt puts Golovin’s price at 18 million euros,while Vasilyev, who is from Russia, said the club were offering a five-year contract to the 22-year-old who played in all five of Russia’s World Cup Games, scoring once and providing two assists.Premier League sides Chelsea and Arsenal are also in the hunt for the midfielder as well as Italian champions Juventus, according to Russian reports.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Torres return to Atletico Madrid ruled out by Simeone

first_imgChelsea striker Fernando Torres will never make a return to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid so long as Diego Simeone is at the helm, according to the Spanish club’s director general.The 30-year-old forward is currently in the first season of his two-year loan deal at AC Milan which he signed in the summer, having been deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.The Spain international has endured a slow start to life in Serie A and it is not certain whether Torres will join the San Siro side on a permanent deal when his loan deal expires.Torres’ Chelsea contract is up in 2016, and if Milan choose not to retain his services, a dream return to Atletico, the club where he spent 12 successful years, could be a possibility.However, the club’s director general, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, has revealed current boss Simeone did not want to sign Torres and there is no chance of a return whilst he is still at the Vicente Calderon.He said: “We studied the option of a return for Fernando Torres when he was at Chelsea this past summer, but coach Simeone decided against the move. That negotiation did not progress and he is now in Milan.” Fernando Torres in action for AC Milan 1last_img read more

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GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThis weeks Lotto numbers were 5, 9, 13 and 20. No winner. Three match three get €25 each. James McGinley, Ann Marie McGettigan and Hilda O’Donnell. The Grand Easter Draw has been postponed until Sunday, May 6. This is due to the large amounts of sold tickets not returned. Please return outstanding tickets as soon as possible.The senior men had a excellent win over Naomh Ultan on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-5. Best for Milford were Cathal McGettigan who scored 2-4, Sean Gallagher, Kevin McGee and Luke Barrett who contributed 1-4 from midfield.The reserve team also had a great win over N Ultan on Saturday on a soreline of 2-7 to 12 points with super sub Aidan Cannon coming on and scoring 1-4. Well done to the U-15s, who beat local rivals Termon in the Gaelteacht competition on Friday with good performances from Kane Barrett, Conor Gormley, Conor McHugh, Shay Durning and Gavin Grier.The senior team got their league campaign of to a great start with a hard fought seven-point victory over Convoy. This was a real battle for the girls built on a great defensive display with Karen Peoples, Sarah Sheridan and Tara Friel especially to the fore. The management would like to extend their thanks to Convoy’s Stephanie Bonner for her assistance. The U-14’s continued their winning ways with a great win over Letterkenny Gaels. Best for Milford were Leah Duggan, Claudia Ward, Saoirse Kelly and Lianne Boyce.GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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RATHMULLAN MISSING BOY UPDATE: GALES FORCE SEARCH TO END FOR THE NIGHT

first_imgA major sea search for a Derry boy missing in Lough Swilly since early yesterday has been called off for the night, as gales continue to lash the area.Sean McNair, 17, was last seen in the water at Rathmullan Pier after midnight yesterday.He is believed to have been at a birthday celebration and was with a group of teenagers who went swimming. His family and friends are maintaining a sad vigil at the pier, supported by local people and holidaymakers.Earlier Gardai, local volunteers, the Coastguard and friends of the teenager’s family walked the shoreline at Rathmullan and Buncrana.An all-weather life boat had been launched but gale force winds and heavy rain hampered the operation.RATHMULLAN MISSING BOY UPDATE: GALES FORCE SEARCH TO END FOR THE NIGHT was last modified: July 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:RathmullanSEan McNairlast_img read more

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APPEAL: CAN YOU HELP SAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL DOG FROM THE POUND?

first_imgAPPEAL: A Donegal woman has launched a heart-breaking appeal online to help find a new home for a dog she found abandoned.The dog may not have been abandoned and may just be lost and his owner could be searching for him! Leanne Gibson, spotted the beautiful pooch wandering alone and hungry and has been in the St Johnston area since Thursday.She posted the following message and pictures on Facebook in an attempt to locate either the owners or find a new home for the loveable dog.Louise said, “This sweet boy has been seen wandering in St Johnston area since Thursday.“No one in the area reconises him – and different people have been feeding him and taking him in but he keeps getting away – its like he’s fretting looking for his family! 🙁 “He’s currently in my garden but he is looking to get out he’s very sweet walks well in harness and appears to get along with other dogs. “He will be taken into the local dog pound tomorrow in Letterkenny to give him the chance to be reclaimed or legally rehomed IF a rescue has space please share this boy will only have 5 days if no one can help 🙁 contact 0851918905Please share this post on your social media timelines to hopefully find the owners or find someone who may find a new home for this poor little dog. APPEAL: CAN YOU HELP SAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL DOG FROM THE POUND? was last modified: September 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newslast_img read more

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Donegal duo back on BBC for discussion show

first_imgAn Focal Scoir, a studio discussion series for BBC Two Northern Ireland, is back on our screens tonight Monday, 4th June at 10pm.The four-part series was produced by Below The Radar TV for BBC Gaeilge with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.Once again, An Focal Scoir will feature discussion and analysis on a number of wide-ranging stories and topics that matter to the Northern Ireland audience. Máire Bhreathnach is joined each week by a panel of journalists and social commentators including Áine Ní Bhreisleáin, Cathal Mac Coille, Gearóid Ó Muilleoir and Róisín Ó Hara.Discussion points will include everything from body image and medicinal cannabis to the upcoming papal visitRoving reporter Seán Ó Baoill will be out on location. These reports will include views from the public on the various topics.Antaine Ó Donnaile, Series Producer, said, “We are delighted that this ground breaking series, An Focal Scoir, is back for a second series on BBC NI. We analyse and discuss topical issues which have resonance and relevance for the audience, whether they speak Irish, English or any other language.” The series will air on BBC 2 NI every Monday at 10pm for the next four weeks.Tá an tsraith phléchláir stiúideo An Focal Scoir ar ais ar BBC Two NI ar an Luan, 4 Meitheamh ag 10 i.n.. Ba é Below The Radar TV a léirigh an tsraith ceithre chlár do BBC Gaeilge agus ba é an Chiste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge a mhaoinigh é.Ar An Focal Scoir beidh plé agus anailís ar roinnt scéalta agus topaicí leathanréimseacha atá tábhachtach don lucht féachana i dTuaisceart Éireann.I gcuideachta Mháire Bhreathnach gach seachtain beidh painéal iriseoirí agus tráchtairí sóisialta, ar a n-áirítear Áine Ní Bhreisleáin, Cathal Mac Coille, Gearóid Ó Muilleoir agus Róisín Ó Hara. Beidh réimse leathan ábhar le plé acu, leithéidí íomhá choirp, cannabas leigheasach, agus cuairt an Phápa. Beidh tuairimí ón phobal ar na topaicí éagsúla i measc an ábhair i dtuairiscí ón tsuíomh.Dúirt Antaine Ó Donnaile, léiritheoir na sraithe, “Tá muid iontach sásta go bhfuil An Focal Scoir ar ais ar BBC NI. Déanann muid anailís agus plé ar cheisteanna reatha a bhfuil brí agus ábharthacht ag baint leo don phobal, is cuma cé acu Gaeilge, Béarla nó teanga ar bith eile atá acu.” Is léiriú teilifíse de chuid Below The Radar é An Focal Scoir do BBC Gaeilge, le maoiniú ó Chiste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge Scáileán Thuaisceart Éireann.Donegal duo back on BBC for discussion show was last modified: June 4th, 2018 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:An Focal ScoirBBCdonegallast_img read more

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Germans invest in boiler-making

first_img7 June 2007German-based civil construction and industrial services group Bilfinger Berger has approved a R100-million investment to construct a pressure part manufacturing facility near Pretoria.Engineering News reported last month that the plant would be equipped with the latest technologies and be operational by the first quarter of 2008, with the capacity to produce three giant boilers a year.The investment will be undertaken by Bilfinger Berger’s South African operation, Steinmuller Africa.According to Steinmuller Africa’s chief executive Hermann Brummer, the investment ensures that engineering skills are retained and improved, ensuring local manufacturing capability for steam-generating equipment in the region.“We are very pleased that the Bilfinger Berger board agreed to our vision that South Africa can again become the hub for the engineering and fabrication of steam-generating plant,” he said.“This will open up new opportunities to train and attract highly specialised engineering and artisan skills and will put South Africa firmly back on to the map as a substantial player in this industry.”Engineering News reports that the company is part of a consortium with Alstom that was bidding for major contracts related to the R66-billion Medupi coal-fired base load power station being built outside Lephalale in the Limpopo province.According to the paper, Steinmuller Africa has been an original equipment manufacturer supplier to Eskom, supplying boilers to six coal-fired power stations.Brummer also told Engineering News that the decision to invest in manufacturing capacity had been made independently of the Medupi contract, and that the company foresees significant demand for its products both locally and regionally.Source: Engineering Newslast_img read more

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Teaching teens to fish

first_imgSelebogo Molefe runs the Open for Business campaign on behalf of Virgin’s Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, a programme that provides entrepreneurs with practical business workshops. (Image: Lifesgud)MEDIA CONTACTS• Selebogo Molefe Lifesgud+27 11 039 6121RELATED ARTICLES• Meet a top social entrepreneur• Meds on wheels for positive change• Young people: own your destiny!• Yes, it is rocket scienceTiisetso TlelimaRather than simply throwing cash at the problem, social entrepreneur Selebogo Molefe has joined hands with German social development organisation Zenzela to help destitute young South Africans become more independent, autonomous and self-sufficient through a programme called Changing a Million Lives.The vision behind Changing a Million Lives is to empower teenagers who live in shelters by equipping them with knowledge and skills. When these teenagers leave the shelters at the age of 18, they often have nowhere to go. But this programme gives them the opportunity to make something of their lives.“A lot of these kids fall by the wayside when they leave shelters,” explains Molefe, the project’s pioneer. “Although the shelters do something positive by rehabilitating them, there’s only so much they can do. They don’t have enough resources and the government can only do so much in terms of grants.”The idea is to put the teens in touch with companies – depending on the career path they want to pursue – so that they can learn the ins and outs of the respective industries. So far, the project has benefitted eight youngsters from shelters across Johannesburg, including Kliptown Youth Centre, The House Group and Othandweni Children’s Home in Soweto.The teens are integrated into the workplace during the school holidays. They are mentored and given practical work experience.Molefe and his business partner Phakiso Tsotetsi, use their connections in the corporate world to link the beneficiaries with the companies so that they can get career advice, while Zenzela helps them handle any psychological problems they may have.“We teamed up with our friends from Germany because they are social workers and they have a passion for Africa and kids,” Molefe says. “We had access to corporates and we needed someone who could help the kids with the psychological stuff.”Building solid relationshipsThe programme’s intention is to provide a space where the youngsters can build solid relationships with the companies. Its desired outcome is that the relationships built must be strong enough to prompt the company to take in the teen after the programme, and even send them to university or college to study.“We want them to be sustainable so that they can also make a difference,” Molefe points out.Changing a Million Lives recently took two youngsters, Thabo Mbele from Kliptown Youth Centre and Meshack Mbangi from Othandweni Children’s Home, to Miami in the US for a seven-month long working holiday. The two were enrolled in youth and cultural exchange programmes called Students J1 Work Travel and Seasonal Work USA, which gave them a chance to work in five five-diamond hotels in the US and Canada. This allowed them to hone their skills in the hospitality sector.The programme covered their accommodation and living costs; however, Molefe had to raise money to cover their flights, which he did through various sponsors.Mbele returned to South Africa four months ago and is now volunteering at the shelter where he once stayed. He plans to further his studies in 2013, using the money he earned overseas. Mbangi is still working in Canada at a ski resort called Whistler Blackcomb. He will return home in February 2013.Changing a Million Lives began at the beginning of 2012, and operations have been somewhat haphazard. Molefe’s dream is to formalise the initiative and he has, in the past few months, been vigorously campaigning to get more people on-board so that the project can benefit more young people.“I want to formalise it into a programme,” he explains. “My main mission is to connect these kids to people who can help them. From there, on they can start their own relationships.”Sometimes what these teens need is someone who will talk to them and make them feel like they matter, adds Molefe. “You have to find out what their dreams and aspirations are, and try to mentor them.”Brought up in a Christian home, Molefe and his siblings were taught to lend a hand to the needy whenever they could. Growing up in the streets of Hillbrow in the 1990s, where prostitution and drugs were rife, Molefe knew he would have to help turn his environment into a better place.He has since worked with numerous charities in Hillbrow, including Twilight Children. Today, he sits on the board of The House Group, an inner city charity that rehabilitates destitute and abused girls.Life’s goodApart from his philanthropic work, Molefe is a forward-looking businessman who has a passion for people. In 2009, he started a company called Lifesgud.com, a lifestyle brand that specialises in creating unique experiences through niche events and decor. Lifesgud.com also designs and sells bean bags, ottomans, tents and mobile flooring.Although he runs a thriving small business that has attracted big clients such as Nedbank and Deloitte, things haven’t always been easy. Molefe recalls his first job as a hairstylist at a salon opposite the Universal Church in downtown Johannesburg. “I wasn’t a great stylist but I had a lot of customers because I would listen to their problems,” he says.When the hairstyling job dried up his uncle, who had been contracted to build Newscafés across the city, took him in. He worked as a cement mixer for his uncle’s construction company.It was only in 2000 that business opportunities started opening up for him. He teamed up with his friend to start a clothing label called Umoba, which sold ethnic, funky jeans and tops. Initially, the business did very well – the pair got their clothes into the Y-Shop and dressed celebrities such as prominent DJ Rude Boy Paul.However, like any start-up there were challenges and they eventually had to close shop. “There was a problem [with] delivery because there was no commitment from the designer,” explains Molefe. “I couldn’t sell without the other part doing what it was hired to do, so we were getting a lot of backlash from the clients.”At the time, he was renting a lavish property that had a swimming pool and a tennis court in Lombardy East, a suburb east of Johannesburg. After the clothing business fell through, he started organising private parties and matric dance after-parties on the property to make the rent.“My housemate was into the LG brand and we would often sit there and say, ‘Life’s good,’” he recalls. And that is how the brand Lifesgud.com was born. Today his business employs five people and he hopes to grow it until he can employ 50 people, directly or indirectly.The Hook Up DinnerMolefe also runs the Open for Business campaign on behalf of Virgin’s Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, a programme that provides entrepreneurs with practical business workshops. Occasionally, he also gives talks to entrepreneurs and owners of small, medium and micro enterprises on how to use social media for businesses.In August, he launched an initiative called The Hook Up Dinner. It’s a monthly network session where entrepreneurs can get together and share ideas on how to grow their businesses.last_img read more

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