Kuru Kururu man remanded on drug charge

first_imgA Kuru Kururu man on Monday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was allegedly busted by Police with cannabis.Twenty-seven-year-old Andell Solomon of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on April 14 at Kuru Kururu, he had in his possession 1000 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the Court that the analysis report for the case was currently outstanding. As such, Solomon was remanded to prison. The case will continue on May 12.last_img read more

Condé Warns Ellen to “Stay Above the Fray”

first_img“We have asked our sister to stay above the fray,” said AU Chair and President of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Condé (standing), referring to President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (center). Far left: ECOWAS Chairman and President of the Republic of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé. (Photo: Nick N. Seebeh)By William Q. Harmon and David S. MenjorGuinean President, Alpha Conde in his capacity as Chairman of the African Union (AU) has warned President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to play a neutral role that would bring credibility and trustworthiness to the ongoing electoral process so as to pave the way for a smooth transition of her administration.At the end of a political conference held in Monrovia last Wednesday, when he and ECOWAS Chairman Faure Gnassingbe, President of Togo, interacted with stakeholders about the country’s ongoing political stalemate, President Conde said he has asked President Sirleaf to stay above the fray — not to get involved with the current electoral contention.“We have asked our sister to stay above the fray,” Conde said.The Guinean President said Africa and the sub-region are concerned about what is going on in the aftermath of the elections in Liberia, “we found it necessary that it was our duty to identify with our brothers and sisters in Liberia; listen to them; analyze the situation, and so we consulted with the diplomatic corps, the election commission, the supreme court and the inter-religious council.”Conde said from the discussions, all stakeholders involved in the electoral process acknowledged that there were irregularities, adding, “everybody is aware that there were some mishaps at the polls.”President Sirleaf, who spoke earlier was much concerned about the transition being on course and that the legal formalities should be concluded in time for her to turn over to a successor and retire peacefully. She reminded political leaders around the table of their commitment to the Farmington Declaration in the presence of West African leaders.She called on stakeholders to remain peaceful, and respect the election laws of Liberia to give the process a chance to go on peacefully and successfully. She then challenged those dissatisfied with the process to go about their complaint in a peaceful manner, but pleaded that the run-off election be allowed to continue within the constitutional time-frame.The meeting itself bore the semblance of peace talks — which Liberia is no stranger to — a cease-fire from the “fray”, being the war of words or skirmishes of speech (to put it mildly), between the two opposing political interests following the October 10 polls.But the fray has been going on for more than a year, ever since the Unity Party saw reason to believe that their standard bearer emeritus, President Sirleaf, was fielding other political parties to support. At first the President openly denied the claims, but as the distance between her and the UP became more telling, she seldom spoke, being very strategic when she did, concerning her relationship with the party and the issue of succession.Minister Werner.jpgEducation Minister George K. WernerMeanwhile, amid her verbal silence, her education Minister, George K. Werner, who had suddenly endorsed the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), began a series of repulsive remarks on social media directed against certain political opponents of the CDC. One of the minister’s more vulgar remarks reached the President’s attention and, according to her, seeing that it appeared to “undermine the gains [her administration has] made so far,” she chided and urged him to desist and issue a public apology. Most of Werner’s remarks were targeted at Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, the UP standard bearer. Werner later issued a general apology on his Facebook page and has remained at bay. Some thought that the President’s response to Werner’s rants were too lenient, while others felt that the minister’s apology was sufficient.But things took a sharp turn on the President’s birthday, Sunday, October 29th, when the UP, along with two other opposition parties — Liberty Party (LP) and All Liberian Party (ALP) –released a scathing statement claiming that the elections were “characterized by massive systematic irregularities and fraud.” They added that President Sirleaf’s meeting with election magistrates prior to the October 10 polls “clearly amounted to interference with the electoral process and has no legal basis or justification whatsoever.”The next day, the Executive Mansion press secretary, Jerolinmek M. Piah, issued a matching response, calling the President’s accusers “agent provocateurs to undermine Liberia’s democratic process.” He also said the allegations against the President “fall in the category of hate speech and inciting language which should be condemned and disavowed by all peace-loving Liberians.” He further went on to deny her interference in the country’s political process.It was following the Executive Mansion’s response that the AU and ECOWAS Chairmen came to Liberia to meet with key political stakeholders, especially presidential candidates and leaders of political parties.  By then, LP had already lodged their formal complaint and submitted their evidences of electoral fraud to the NEC, and also filed a request for a writ of prohibition at the Supreme Court to freeze plans for the for the Nov. 7 run-off election until the electoral body could examine the merit of LP’s claims. A stay order had already been served on the NEC by then.Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, standard bearer, Liberty PartyImmediately following the meeting with the AU and ECOWAS Chairmen, LP standard bearer Cllr. Charles Brumskine, in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), described some of the evidence his party had submitted to the NEC.In response, at a press conference on Friday, Nov. 3, Information Minister Eugene Nagbe rejected Cllr. Brumskine’s claims especially the one LP leader claimed that Madam Sirleaf protested the outcome of the 1985 elections by bringing war upon Liberia and its people.“Cllr. Brumskine needs to be reminded or made aware that making baseless and reckless accusations about a fair and transparent process that was witnessed by several party agents, local and international actors and acclaimed to be credible, is a demonstration of desperation and dishonesty which this country does not deserve,” Nagbe said.He said the government believes that “this conduct by Cllr. Brumskine is simply the rants of a sore and selfish loser, who is so blinded by ego and arrogance that, even after 12 years of rejection by the voters, he is unable to accept that he is not the presidential choice of the Liberian people.”Nagbe added: “Brumskine whose position as a third placer was never changed over three recent electoral cycles, has always complained about the outcome of the election process since 2005 when he contested and dismally performed.” He added that it is unprofessional for Cllr. Brumskine to be discussing issues in the media space, that are already the jurisdiction of the court.Until the legal issues in the electoral process have been addressed, either at the level of the NEC or the Supreme Court, the fray is expected to persist, unrelenting on both sides, even with a certain measure of comic relief. Regardless, the depth of the President’s alleged involvement therein is perceived to be less in word and more in her deeds, whatever they may be.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Everton ban fan who attacked Lyon player while holding child

first_imgThat skirmish moved to pitch-side advertising hoardings, at which point a man carrying a young boy pushed Lopes in the head before hitting out at him again.“Club officials have reviewed the footage of an incident that occurred in the 64th minute of the game against Olympique Lyonnais where supporters towards the front of the lower Gwladys Street End became involved in a confrontation between players,” Everton said in a statement.“We have identified one individual whom action will now be taken against. This will include a ban from attending future Everton fixtures and the club registering a formal complaint with Merseyside Police.”European football’s governing body UEFA later issued a statement saying it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Everton, charging the club with “aggressions by supporters against players”.The case will be dealt with by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body on November 16.Merseyside Police said they were investigating the incident, adding in a statement: “Detectives will be reviewing footage and speaking to witnesses to establish what, if any, offences have been committed.”– Fracas –Williams, who was Everton captain, instigated the trouble when he shoved Lopes off the pitch as the goalkeeper went up to make a catch on the byline.Numerous Lyon players reacted angrily and a fracas broke out involving players from both sides.Williams, who shortly afterwards equalised for Everton, was booked for his role and appeared fortunate to escape with just a caution as replays showed he raised his hands to Lucas Tousart’s face.“It’s what happens, it’s football, it is what it is,” said Williams after the game. “It’s high emotions. We want to win the game, they want to win the game and stuff happens. That was just one of those times.”After the game, Toffees manager Ronald Koeman blamed referee Bas Nijhuis for his players losing their cool during a defeat that leaves Everton facing Europa League elimination after just one point from three games.He said the referee did not take strong enough action against what he termed the “theatre” of the Lyon players.But speaking to the press on Friday, Koeman, while admiring Williams’s battling qualities, said the player needed to “control himself”.“By frustration you get maybe more aggression, and that’s not bad — but you need to control yourself,” he said.“I understand his situation of yesterday, his personal situation. It was difficult after missing out on the World Cup with Wales and he had made some mistakes that cost a goal.“I like that mentality — he showed his face yesterday, he played well, he was the captain on the pitch. Of course, in the situation of the brawl he needs to control himself.”The defeat compounded another miserable night for Everton and Koeman, who is under mounting pressure, with his team having won just two of their previous 12 fixtures.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton’s Welsh defender Ashley Williams (2nd L) is pulled away from Lyon players during the Europa League Group E match between the sides at Goodison Park in Liverpool on October 19, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 20 – Everton on Friday banned a fan who appeared to try and strike a Lyon player while holding a child during their Europa League tie as UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings following the crowd trouble at Goodison Park.The ugly scenes on Thursday erupted after Ashley Williams barged into Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes midway through the second half of the 2-1 victory for the French side, sparking a melee.last_img read more

Man City stage late comeback to beat Schalke in Champions League

first_img0Shares0000Raheem Sterling bagged a late winner as Manchester City claimed a remarkable comeback victory in Germany. Photo/DAILY MAILGELSENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb 21 – Ten-man Manchester City staged a dramatic late comeback as goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling snatched a 3-2 victory at Schalke in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Wednesday.Sergio Aguero gave City an early lead, but a brace of penalties from Nabil Bentaleb and Nicolas Otamendi’s red card turned the game on its head. Substitute Sane fired home a wonderful free-kick with five minutes remaining against his former club, though, and Sterling grabbed a 90th-minute winner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Eden Hazard was ABOVE Cristiano Ronaldo last season, claims Jose Mourinho

first_img Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea 1 Jose Mourinho has talked up the talents of Eden Hazard, claiming the Chelsea midfielder was better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season.Hazard enjoyed an outstanding campaign for the Blues, winning the PFA Player of the Year and helping his side win the Premier League and the League Cup.Ronaldo also enjoyed an impressive indvidual season for Real Madrid, netting an incredible 48 times in La Liga after picking up the Ballon D’or in January.But Mourinho insists the Portuguese superstar was behind Hazard last season as his efforts failed to inspire Real to silverware.The Chelsea boss said: “Eden is coming with a big status now and was voted in the top 10 players in Europe last year. In my opinion he should be in the top three, not the top 10. I think he’s the best player in our country. He’s alongside Messi and Ronaldo, depending on the season they have.“But they have to win some titles, no? Football without titles is nothing. Last season Eden was above Ronaldo, in spite of the fact that Ronaldo was fantastic and scored an incredible number of goals.“I don’t like players of managers to win individual trophies without the team. In my personal view, every football player in the world has to put the team first, but he has no titles.”last_img read more

L.A. Auto Show will have something for everyone

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Such as the fascination with vehicles powered by electricity rather than gasoline or diesel fuel. The first show featured two electric models, and an ad for the 1909 show proclaimed, “The sensation of the show is the Detroit Electric Runabout.” This year, one of the first orders of business will be announcing the 2008 Green Car of the Year. For years, the show was held in early January, and it suffered a bit prestige-wise because several other big shows preceded it. Last year, organizers got to double dip. There were shows here at the beginning and end of 2006, the last being touted as the 100th anniversary show. This year, the show was pushed forward two weeks, with the meat of the schedule set for Thanksgiving week. “The new show dates provide a great new activity for families to enjoy over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend,” said Andy Fuzesi, the show’s general manager. He’s been involved with the show for four decades, starting as a teenager selling programs on the weekend. Hard to believe, but Los Angeles’ love affair with automobiles turned 101 this year. The celebration starts Friday at the Los Angeles Convention Center and runs for 10 days. A lot has changed since that Monday night in January 1907 when then-Mayor Arthur C. Harper flipped a switch to illuminate 10,000 bulbs hanging at Morley’s Grand Avenue Rink downtown and start the first Los Angeles Auto Show. And some things never change. “That’s what we wanted,” he said of the holiday date. “With other auto shows, it’s been a boom in attendance because people are out doing stuff.” But competition abounds, too, since the week is prime vacation time for many, professional and college sports schedules are packed and it’s the start of the Christmas shopping season. “The earlier date might be a little bit difficult, but then again it might work,” said Jack Kyser, vice president and chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. Folks who come here from out of town to visit family might find the show a good option. And on Black Friday, which kicks off the holiday shopping season, the eager shoppers can hit the stores and the car lovers can hit the show. The earlier date also offers more cachet by making Los Angeles the first stop of auto shows. One thing is a given, though. It will be a 10-day ogle fest for car lovers because there will be plenty to look at, from the mild to the wild. And there will be a record number of vehicles making either their North American or world debuts. On the mild side, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 five-door hatchback makes its debut. The company boasts of “excellent fuel economy and bold new looks.” And it says the Aveo5 will be the most affordable car in the United States with standard features that include OnStar and a higher-output 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine. Italian manufacturer Lamborghini has the wild side covered. It’s bringing over the Reventon with a $1.4million sticker price. Not surprisingly, the Reventon is the most extreme Lamborghini ever built. The faceted design seems inspired by the Lockheed F-117 stealth fighter. It’s built largely of carbon fiber with a V-12 engine that kicks out 650horsepower. The four-wheel-drive system will accelerate from zero to 60mph in 3seconds with a top speed in excess of 210mph. Here are some highlights. There will be world premieres from Audi, Dodge, Chrysler, Lincoln, Pontiac, Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen. The North American debuts will come from Audi, Bentley, Chevrolet, BMW, Dodge, Ferrari, Jaguar, Kia, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Spyker, Volkswagen and Volvo. Audi, Buick, Chrysler, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Suzuki, Volvo and Volkswagen are rolling out concept vehicles. There will be an expanded selection of hybrids from Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Lexus, Mazda, Mercury, Nissan, Saturn and Toyota. Show organizers said this year’s version is the most diverse ever, from the most fuel-efficient and smallest to the most expensive and powerful vehicles ever built. Most world debuts are kept under wraps until the splashy unveiling. But Hyundai already announced that it’s bringing a sports car concept vehicle to town. Ferrari is also going to debut the lightweight 430 Scuderia. And while there is no overall theme this year, the show will definitely have a green tint to it despite all the exotics. “Clearly, what has become important in the last year and will be ever more so is the rise of alternative-fuel vehicles and a lot more hybrids. That’s what you will see in the industry,” Fuzesi said. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Illistrin N.S celebrates International Day – Picture Special

first_imgIllistrin National School had lots of excitement this week when they celebrated their Annual International Day. Each pupil dressed up in their national costume and brought in foods from all around the world which best represents their family traditions and customs.Every pupil had the opportunity to sample the wide array of foods on show from all over the world, highlighting just how diverse and multi-cultural Illistrin N.S has become. Parents and the local school community were also invited to call into the school hall to see International Day in action. The hall was decorated from top to bottom with beautifully colorful class displays entitled “We are Global Citizens”, a theme which is at the heart of the school and their school community. A great day was had by all!Have a look at some of the highlights from “International Day”: Illistrin N.S celebrates International Day – Picture Special was last modified: March 22nd, 2017 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:Illistrin National Schoolinternational daypicture speciallast_img read more

Aidan O’Shea to oppose Donegal side in basketball clash this weekend

first_imgAIDAN O’SHEA is one of Donegal’s biggest rivals on the Gaelic football field – but tomorrow evening the Mayoman will be looking to win on a basketball court in Donegal.O’Shea will line out for EJ Sligo All-Stars against LYIT Donegal at An Dánlann on the Letterkenny Institite of Technology campus in a derby game in the North Conference of the Men’s Division 1 in the National Basketball League.O’Shea has been in fine form for EJ Sligo All-Stars. Since joining their ranks, the Sligo side have won five games on the trot. LYIT Donegal lost out to Neptune last weekend in a Cup quarter-final, but have recorded three wins so far this season, including last minute successes against Dublin Lions and the Titans.Jimmy Puha tucked in for the win over Dublin Lions with T John Casiello beating the buzzer in the clash with the Titans.Niall McDermott, who is the North-West Regional Development Officer of Basketball Ireland, is the head coach of the LYIT Donegal side.There is a strong Donegal representation in the squad with Zak Balogun, Rahman Balogun, Paul McHugh, Mark Cannon, Stephen Cannon, Michael Leadley and David Whoriskey all included in the panel. The LYIT Donegal team also includes American’s Casiello and Jack Mackey who are studying in LyIT as part of the Sport Changes Life programme.Tip off at An Dánlann is at 4pm.Aidan O’Shea to oppose Donegal side in basketball clash this weekend was last modified: December 9th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aidan O’SheadonegalLYITLyIT DonegalNiall McDermottlast_img read more

Top 20 football clubs in the UK ranked by highest attendance in 2018/19

first_img RANKED 4 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars It helps that the UK plays host to some of the biggest and best stadiums in the world, with iconic old-fashioned grounds like Villa Park and Ibrox mixed with modern behemoths such as Wembley, the Emirates and the London Stadium.But which clubs have pulled in the most fans this season? talkSPORT.com has waded through the data to discover every side’s highest single-match attendance throughout the 2018/19 campaign, and reveal which clubs from across the UK make the top 20. 3. Arsenal – 60,030 vs Wolves (November 11, 2018)2. Manchester United – 74,525 vs Everton (October 28, 2018)1. Tottenham Hotspur – 80,188 vs Liverpool (September 15, 2018) MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow 4 REVEALED REVEALED Ibrox has been packed with people wanting to see Steven Gerrard’s side in action Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining Many people believe fans make the Premier League what it is You can see the results below…20. Derby County – 28,114 vs Birmingham City (November 3, 2018)19. Nottingham Forest – 29,427 vs Norwich City (October 20, 2018)18. Brighton and Hove Albion – 30,592 vs Fulham (September 1, 2018)17. Southampton – 30,784 vs Burnley (August 12, 2018)16. Leicester City – 32,184 vs Burnley (November 10, 2018) If there is one thing British football can boast about to other countries, it is the quantity and quality of the supporters who flock to matches at every level each week.The Premier League has become such a well-watched spectacle because of the packed stadiums across the country, but fans continue to fill grounds in the lower leagues and in Scotland as well. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 8. Newcastle United – 51,749 vs Tottenham (August 11, 2018)7. Liverpool – 53,457 vs Southampton (September 22, 2018)6. Manchester City – 54,316 vs Manchester United (November 11, 2018)5. West Ham – 56,9947 vs Wolves (September 1, 2018)4. Celtic – 59,143 vs Aberdeen (September 29, 2018) BEST OF Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 16. Sunderland – 32,193 vs Oxford (September 1, 2018)14. Cardiff City – 32,321 vs Manchester City (September 22, 2018)13. Leeds United – 35,417 vs Middlesbrough (August 31, 2018)12. Everton – 39,161 vs West Ham (September 16, 2018)11. Chelsea – 40,499 vs Cardiff (September 15, 2018)10. Aston Villa – 41,326 vs Swansea City (October 20, 2018)9. Rangers – 50,130 vs Dundee (September 15, 2018) ADVICE Fans flocked to the King Power Stadium to pay their respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha REPLY 4 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Celtic have recorded the highest attendance in Scotland this season last_img read more

Ballyshannon beauty to represent Ulster in Mrs Galaxy Ireland pageant

first_imgNatalie Marie Quinn is hoping to scoop the title of Mrs Galaxy Ireland at this week’s Mrs Galaxy Final.If Natalie secures the title, she will go on to represent Ireland at a lavish Mrs Galaxy International Grand Final in Florida.Ballyshannon woman Natalie is a local designer and hip-hop teacher and has been selected to represent Ulster. This is the third time Natalie has represented Donegal/Ulster, and already has a very impressive trophy cabinet having secured the Mrs Ireland title in 2015 and winning the Woman Crown and Glory Ireland title in 2016. Now, she is hoping for a hat-trick.A popular woman, Natalie already has a huge 20,000 prediction votes on the Pageant Planet website.Natalie told Donegal Woman that she has always dreamed of competing in pageants. “I always loved watching pageants with my nan. Being on stage, the sparkly gowns, and charity element looked like great fun and inspired me to give it a try. I wanted to have fun and give to back to the community; it inspired me to compete for Galaxy which is one of the biggest pageants in the world.”To represent Ireland would be overwhelming, she says, and has been working very hard perfecting her performance for the big day.“It would genuinely mean the world to me, Ireland is my home, it is a beautiful country full of culture, welcoming people, and great craic. I am of mixed heritage, Irish and Caribbean, and proud to call Ireland my new home.“It’s has been a lifelong dream to compete internationally in USA. My nana Syliva is Jamaican Irish, and she has been very proud to hear that I represent Ulster as Mrs Galaxy 2017. I would be proud to represent Ireland, and the support I have received has been overwhelming with 20,000 predictive votes to win that’s a lot of pressure but I hope to do everyone proud. I really hope I impress the judges on stage and in my interview, which accounts for 20% of the score at the national final this weekend.Natalie says she was overwhelmed when invited to compete in the pageant.“Thousands of ladies would have applied online all hoping and dreaming they have the qualities the organisation is looking for as it more to it than just being a pretty face. They want ambitious credible ladies who can become role models. “With me, I was asked personally by the director of Galaxy Ireland Pageant if I would like to enter. Well, it goes without saying I was delighted and excited and couldn’t say yes fast enough! It was nice to see they see these qualities in me.”Using her platform, Natalie has raised almost €3,400 over the past year for the Irish Heart Foundation, Huddersfield African and Caribbean Cultural Trust, and the Temple Street Hospital toy appeal.“Someone belonging to me lost their life, and I always wanted to give something back to promote awareness of the Irish Heart Foundation. I believe everyone should at least try and give back to the community and promote there culture(s). Over the years, I have raised thousands for Cancer Research, Huddersfield African Caribbean Cultural Trust, and I am now involved in the toy appeal for Temple Street Hospital.”Natalie is also an entrepreneur, having established her own dance academy in Ballyshannon where she teaches hip-hop dancing to children as young as six years old. After finishing her Higher National Diploma in Dance in Manchester and completing a course in Business and Finance, she finally took the plunge in July.“I set up the dance academy from pure love of dance. I have been dancing since I was a child, and I started teaching when I was only 15 years old. I ran Flight Dance Company in the UK for years, involved my students in TV shows on Sky, trained them for stage shows, festivals, and further education.“It’s great to inspire others, to encourage them to follow their dreams and I’m happy to be a part of that.“I launched Raw Street Dance Academy at the Lakeside Centre in Ballyshannon a year ago online but only started teaching in July after I landed in Ireland. I’m not one to sit around, I wanted a career of my own plus it’s great craic too. The students are full of personality. I also design and launched Pageant Glamour Designs a year ago too. I make bespoke very blingy sashes, tiara and crown boxes.”Natalie says that she would tell any young woman dreaming of competing in pageants to give it a go, and that you have nothing to lose by trying it out.“It’s a great confidence booster, but do some research first to make sure this is something you really want to try as it’s not all about walking on a stage in sparkly dresses and smiling at judges. I would also say have fun and enjoy every moment as I have.”“The support I have received has been overwhelming but I’m excited and delighted. It’s a lot of pressure but that said, I hope to do my family and friends proud and take the crown to Donegal!”Ballyshannon beauty to represent Ulster in Mrs Galaxy Ireland pageant was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:mrs galaxy irelandnatalie marie quinnpageantlast_img read more