Donegal EuroMillions winner ‘thrilled’ to pick up €500,000 cheque!

first_imgDonegal’s latest EuroMillions Plus winner was thanking his lucky stars in the National Lottery Winner’s Room today as he claimed a cheque worth a whopping €500,000.The retired man, who has chosen to stay anonymous, scooped half a million in April after picking up his ticket in the Paper Stop shop on the Main Street in the Glenties.The winner, who was joined by family members at National Lottery HQ to celebrate his win, admitted that he was struggling to take the monumental event in. The lucky winner said: “You know it’s just all so much to process. I’m looking at all those zeros on the cheque but it will take a few days for this to properly sink in. My wife was listening to the radio on the Saturday morning and she heard the news of the EuroMillions win in the Glenties and she shouted in – ‘Was that you who won’. I shouted back ‘I don’t know, I’m heading to the shops now and I’ll let you know when I get back’.“I went out to get my usual shopping and checked my ticket in a store and it told me to contact the National Lottery. Without even checking the numbers I knew it was me then and there!”He matched all five numbers on the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday 26thApril.On what he’ll do with his riches, the winner said: “I am going to take a bit of time to take it all in and then I’ll start making a few plans. I am retired so I want for nothing and this will be a nice comfort for myself and my family. We’re absolutely thrilled with it!” Meanwhile, Donegal millionaire Odhran Doherty was listed among the top winners of 2019 so far.The Letterkenny man (23) won €1m in April, becoming one of just ten new Irish millionaires created by the National Lottery in the first three months of 2019.Instant millionaire Odhran is one of 2019’s top Lotto winnersDonegal EuroMillions winner ‘thrilled’ to pick up €500,000 cheque! was last modified: May 14th, 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)last_img read more

Swine summer camp brings “All-Stars” to Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Young people from across the country involved in the show pig world converged on Columbus in mid-July to take part in a unique learning sure to make an impression for years to come.“The Showpig.com All-Stars was a camp that we started a couple of years ago. The first two years we were in Romney, West Virginia,” said Kevin Wendt, auctioneer and CEO of the Wendt Group. “We were on a campus of a local high school that had an awesome animal department and we could do some really cool things obviously being in Appalachia to tie in the service part of it, but we decided this year to come to the Ohio State University, do some things here on campus, do some things in town, and still tie in to showing pigs and teaching them about leadership and those kinds of things.”While the focus of the event may seem to be on showing hogs, Wendt says the goals of the program excel far beyond the show ring.“It really was my wife Megan’s idea,” Wendt said. “She comes from a youth ministry background and so being involved in the show pig industry ourselves and being out there at the shows, we wanted to try and give something back and try to do it in a different way and impact young people. We’ve been very fortunate to have our staff get behind it. Lots of volunteers get behind it and really take this thing to a whole new level. We’ve really got young people here from coast to coast and the intent down the road is to build this into something where they can go back home regionally and then get other young people involved in the hog industry, but then also move up the line through service and projects and helping your community. That was our goal and it has worked very well.”The learning experience, while heavily focused on swine production, is truly centered on development of the participants.“One of the real neat activities they did yesterday is we broke them up into pods or different groups, and each group was given $20 and had the opportunity to go out to a grocery store to try and provide for $20, a meal for a family of four — so kind of a tough thing to do. We want to get them to think outside of the box, plus we can give back to the community,” Wendt said. “The food that was bought is going to be donated to the local food bank and then we’ve had some folks from Ohio State teach them about the importance of nutrition and then trying to fit within your budget. Budgeting, nutrition, trying to do something for the community — that’s just part of what we’re trying to do here.”Taylor Miller, employee of the Wendt Group and one of the lead organizers of the camp, noted the busy schedule the students had in the program.“So these kids are here to learn all about leadership in the industry and how they can be an advocate in all kinds of things — from commercial barns to a vet clinic, farm to fork — just anything swine related. That’s what we’re touching on,” she said. “We were at a veterinary clinic and a commercial hog farm. We were at Ohio State with Dr. Zerby and Dr. Moeller — they’re learning our Farm to Fork project, so they judge live animals and then get to see a harvest. We go to the meat lab and then we eat all that meat towards the end of the week so that’s one of our biggest projects. We’re actually going to be hitting Real McCoy Genetics. They’re going to get some fun downtime — we’re doing a canoe trip on Sunday and then Saturday we heard from Jesse Heimer of Heimer Hampshires. He told the kids just how he grew his business, how he got started and his love for our industry. We’re hitting a lot of big industry leaders but also giving them time to learn from each other.“For me personally, I have had great experiences meeting kids from across the country growing up showing. So seeing these kids getting to develop relationships with the kids they’re going to know for a long time, that’s my favorite part. It’s fun to see everybody that’s kind of making and developing their relationships and they’re going to be people that we’re going to see in our industry in years to come.”The camp participants were a high-energy group of over 30 students eager to learn from leaders of the swine industry. And for many of the students, the experience was their first time traveling so far from home.“I think camp has been an amazing experience,” said Sage Wilbanks of Texas. “I’ve gotten to meet so many new people from so many different areas. I don’t get to leave Texas a whole lot and so I think one of the greatest things is getting to meet people from all over the United States and getting to learn some of the slang.”Brody Morrison from Arkansas reflected on his positive impressions from the friends and experiences he received.“We’ve learned a lot. It’s been a good time,” he said. “I’ll be able to have more connections and get to experience more than they will back home.”The camp, while still young, has clearly made its impression. Wendt shared one of many such examples.“One of the young people that was at our first camp three years ago actually is now currently doing what I would call mini show pig camps, teaching about fitting and nutrition — he and his family. They’re going all over the country doing this, so they’ve made their own little entrepreneurial business off of the model of having small camps working with young people,” Wendt said. “It’s that network of people that can work together, regardless if they’re in Texas or California or Oregon, they can still make that connection obviously with technology today to help each other.”Showpig.com is a segment of the Wendt Group’s many dealings and is known as one of the top destinations for online pig sales.last_img read more

At Last! Streaming Media App Orb Launches Mac Version

first_imgTags:#mobile#music#Product Reviews#Video Services#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout One of Orb’s best features is the OrbLive iPhone application which connects with your home computer over the internet to provide access to your media library of audio, video, and photos. Through the mobile application, you can access any of your media files and play stream them over either a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. In the Windows version of the software, PC’s with TV tuner cards can also connect you to live, streaming TV in addition to the other shared media saved on the PC’s hard drive.To some extent, Orb competes with Apple’s own offerings since it provides access to music and video from either a desktop computer or an iPhone. That’s why it was somewhat surprising that Apple ever approved the company’s iPhone application to begin with. Even more surprising is that they allowed it to function over 3G when similar products – like Slingbox’s SlingPlayer for iPhone, another live TV streaming app – are restricted to Wi-Fi only. center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App We had almost forgotten about Orb, the media-sharing software that lets you stream video from your home computer to your iPhone or any other internet-connected device. In fact, the last time we had even looked at the application was November of 2008 when the company announced an update to their iPhone application which allowed you to stream live TV over the 3G network. At that time though, the desktop software portion of the Orb product was PC-only. As in Windows PC-only. Today, that has changed. Orb for Macintosh has finally been released so Mac OS X users can now stream their media over the net, too. Orb is a desktop software program that facilitates streaming of personal media over the internet. Once installed and configured, you can access your home computer’s content library from any internet-connected device. The software easily achieves what many other technology companies are still figuring out how to do – make your media available anywhere and everywhere on any device you use with minimal effort on your part. sarah perez No Live TV for Mac Users YetUnfortunately, the Mac version is debuting without the live TV streaming functionality. According to Joe Costello, CEO of Orb Networks, support for live TV support will be added in subsequent versions. In the meantime, however, Mac users can install the Orb software to stream music, photos, videos, home movies and webcam feeds stored in iTunes to their iPhones or to any other internet-connected device including netbooks, notebooks, media players, game consoles and more. All that’s needed is the new Mac OS X desktop software (works on OS X Intel 10.5 or later).Those interested in trying out the new Mac version can grab the installer from here: orb.com/en/download_orb. For now, the Mac software is available in English only. last_img read more

Real Madrid’s European reign ends with shock loss to Ajax

first_imgDusan Tadic, who set up both first-half goals, added to the lead in the 62nd, and Lasse Schone sealed the Dutch team’s triumph with a free kick from a tight angle in the 72nd. Marco Asensio had pulled the hosts closer a couple of minutes earlier.“We always believed we had a chance, and we had 4,000 fans here who believed as well,” Ajax coach Erick ten Hag said. “Over the two matches we definitely deserve to progress to the next round.”In Tuesday’s other game, Tottenham won 1-0 at Borussia Dortmund to go through 4-0 on aggregate, reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since 2011.Ajax was playing in the last 16 for the first time since 2006 and will be making its first quarterfinal appearance since 2003For Madrid, it was the fourth straight home loss in all competitions, something that hadn’t happened since 2004, and capped one of the worst weeks in the club’s recent history. The team was coming off two demoralizing home losses to archrival Barcelona — 1-0 in the Spanish league and 3-0 in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Although the hosts kept pressing, it was Ajax that kept threatening the most throughout the game, missing several chances to increase its lead.Tadic got his goal with a left-footed shot from inside the area, which was upheld after a lengthy video review to see whether the ball had gone out of play before Ajax launched a quick counterattack. Asensio gave his team a glimmer of hope in the 70th, but it was snuffed out just two minutes later when Schone’s curling free kick from the left flank beat Courtois and sealed the stunning triumph.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash The humiliating loss meant Madrid was eliminated 5-3 on aggregate in the round of 16, leaving the club looking at a trophy-less season in its first campaign since mega-star Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus.“We were not going to win the Champions League forever,” said Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez, who was sent off in the final minutes of the game. “Reigns eventually come to an end. Something like this was going to happen sooner or later.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIn the end, the club renowned for assembling its team with expensive “Galactico” signings was undone by a club centered around a core of homegrown young talents.Ajax, which is enjoying a resurgence thanks to young stars like Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt, needed less than 20 minutes to reverse a 2-1 deficit from the first leg, with Hakim Ziyech scoring in the seventh minute and David Neres in the 18th. LATEST STORIES Andrew Bogut rejoining Warriors, adds depth at center P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Out of the Copa del Rey and 12 points behind Barcelona in the Spanish league, the Champions League was Real Madrid’s only realistic chance of winning anything this season.“We are sad. We are hurt,” Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari said. “We gave our best but it wasn’t enough. All we can do is come back tomorrow and keep working hard. The season continues and we have to keep playing.”Madrid hadn’t lost a Champions League knockout tie since the 2015 semifinal against Juventus. It had reached at least the semifinals in eight straight seasons and hadn’t failed to make it past the last 16 since 2010.In the group stage this season, it had lost 3-0 to CSKA Moscow at the Bernabeu for what had been its worst ever European loss.Madrid was without suspended captain Sergio Ramos, who was sanctioned by UEFA for deliberately earning a late booking late in the first leg, and the defense struggled from the start on Tuesday. The attack also faltered again, with the forwards missing chance after chance.The Bernabeu crowd went silent early when Ziyech opened the scoring after a breakaway that started with a run by Tadic through the right flank. The already nervous crowd was stunned again about 10 minutes later when Neres added to the lead from close range after Tadic got past a few Real Madrid defenders with a run from near the midfield, clearing Casemiro with a superb spin move and dribble. Neres beat Luka Modric to Tadic’s through ball and went past Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois before finding the open net.Things got worse for Madrid as both Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior had to be substituted before halftime because of injuries — being replaced by Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio.Vinicius Junior was hurt at the end of a long run in which he nearly opened the scoring for Madrid. The young Brazilian appeared to be crying as he made his way back to the bench.Bale struck the woodwork with a shot over Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana just before halftime.Raphael Varane had hit the crossbar with a header less than five minute into the match, and he also missed from close range later in the first half. Asensio and Nacho Fernandez also wasted opportunities as Madrid’s lack of scoring touch was costly again. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Ajax’s David Neres scores his side’s 2nd goal during the Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID, Spain—Kings of Europe no more. Real Madrid’s Champions League reign is over.More than 1,000 days since winning the first of three consecutive European titles, Real Madrid unprecedented era of dominance ended with a whimper when the Spanish giant was stunned 4-1 by Ajax at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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