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  • CBL Auctioned US$26M to Businesses

    first_imgOne of the major functions of central banks across the globe is to manage the foreign reserves of countries and to intervene in the market to ensure price stability. For an economy like Liberia, which has a dual currency regime, continuous market intervention by the central bank is critical to maintaining not only price stability, but to guarantee a good marketplace for the use of the two legal tenders. The Liberian dollar is challenged with the lack of smaller (L$1 and L$2 dollars) denominations and so, unlike the United States dollars which has, the smallest denomination of the Liberian currency in circulation is the L$5 bill.Amidst these challenges, however, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) is fulfilling its mandate day-in-day-out. The Bank, in fulfillment of one of its key functions of continuous market interventions, has announced that it auctioned US$26 million to businesses in the 2nd Quarter of 2013. According to the Bank’s Financial &Economic Bulletin covering April-June, the total amount of foreign exchange sold in the quarter ended June, 2013 was US$26 million. The CBL made this market intervention to stabilize the foreign exchange rate between the US and the Liberian dollars and to lessen the US dollars demand by businesses. Though the US$26 million was slightly (1.1 percent) lower than the US$26.3 million auctioned by the Bank during the first quarter, the Bank noted that the amount represents a significant intervention during the quarter. The CBL noted that an annualized comparison shows that total foreign exchange sold during the reporting period rose by US$1.7 million or 7.0 percent, from US$24.3 million recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2012.T-Bills as Strong Money Market InstrumentOn May 2, 2013, the CBL issued the government of Liberia’s (GOL) Treasury bills (T-bills) in the economy with an initial amount of L$149.0 million offered. A T-Bill is a short-term debt obligation backed by the GOL with a maturity of less than one year. T-bills are sold in denominations of L$1,000 up to a maximum purchase of L$5 million and commonly have maturities of one month (four weeks), three months (13 weeks) or six months (26 weeks). T-bills are issued through a competitive bidding process at a discount from par, which means that rather than paying fixed interest payments like conventional bonds, the appreciation of the bond provides the return to the holder. The GOL’s T-bills auction held in June of this year brought to two, the number of monthly T-bills issued, which is exclusively conducted in Liberian dollars. The CBL has insisted that it is issuing GOL T-bills with a view to enhance wider use of the Liberian dollars and help improved the profitability of banks, given that the commercial banks are the only participants at the moment bidding at the monthly T-bills auction. The CBL disclosed that first the T-bills issued matured in August, 2013 and was redeemed. “The level of oversubscriptions reported during the May and June auctions (L$149.8 million and L$110.6 million), respectively reflect the current high level of excess liquidity in the banking system,” the CBL noted in its Bulletin. Meanwhile, the CBL has announced that currency in circulation decreased by 0.62 percent to Liberian dollars eight billion one hundred forty seven million two hundred thousand (L$8,147.2 million) at end-June, from Liberian dollars eight billion one hundred ninety seven million seven hundred thousand (L$8,197.7 million) recorded at end-March, 2013. According to the CBL, the reduction was on account of a 3.0 percent fall in currency outside banks to Liberian dollars six billion four hundred seventy four million seven hundred thousand (L$6,474.7 million), from Liberian dollars six billion six hundred seventy two million four hundred thousand (L$6,672.4 million) recorded during the preceding quarter. On the other hand, the Bank disclosed, yearly comparison shows that currency in circulation increased by 13.6 percent, compared with the Liberian dollars seven billion one hundred seventy three million five hundred thousand (L$7,173.5 million) reported for the same period a year ago.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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  • Liberian Women: The Greatest Assets of the Nation

    first_imgLiberiaBy Edmund Z. BargblorAfrican women play a critical role in society. Upon careful scrutiny of African society, women are generally banished from the public spheres of power. When they are urged to participate in the political life of their countries through civil and political authority, for instance, they often become indebted to the “chief” to whom they owe their “promotion.”Women can pay back this debt in a humiliating way. Outside of the political arena, African women demonstrate their merits in other ways. This ambivalent role is disclosed through the figures of mother, spouse and educator. Through these eminent and unique roles, whereby women hold the indispensable function of life giver and peacekeeper, they exercise the power to protect life in dignity and pride more so than anyone else in African society.One of the specific attributes of the African woman is her role as an educator. Education entails not only the teaching of human and cultural values, but as mothers and educators, women lead their sons and daughters on the road to a good life. Genuine education involves the shaping of character through the example of the educator. This challenging aspect of the role of the African woman requires that she live a life worthy of imitation.In the African tradition, women are the first pedagogues in the sense that they are the first to lead their children. It is this attribute that explains why African women are capable of doing anything they can to sustain a disrupted family.Liberian girlsThe wounds inflicted by the Liberian civil war on the youths, especially young girls – physical injury, rape, gender-based violence, psychosocial distress, are affronts that would have a lasting impact on the present and future human resource development of Liberia. Armed conflict affects all aspects of child development, such as physical, mental, and emotional components.Madame Susan McKay, Professor at the Nursing and Woman’s Studies, University of Wyoming, pointed out in her article that the “impact of armed conflict on children, especially infants and young children, cannot be considered in isolation from women. Women are the primary child caregivers, when they are affected by war, so are children. In many cultures, mothers, older sisters, aunts, and grandmothers share responsibility for children’s physical and psychosocial development. As men leave to fight, women are increasingly responsible for maintaining the social fabric of their communities. During and after wars, women are instrumental in providing a sense of family and community that supports children’s healing from war-related trauma.Women’s physical and psychosocial health and survival are therefore critical to the well-being of children, both during and after armed conflict. And yet, the perilous conditions children experience in war zones are often discussed in isolation from the women who nurture and care for them. The wars have affected children’s physical and mental health, their day-to-day life, and hopes for the future. The wars have also extracted a heavy toll on the health care system through the loss of facilities and infrastructure, supplies and equipment, and of physicians and nurses, while the economic hardships of war have resulted in fewer resources for health care.The number of doctors decreased gradually as the war years progressed. The wanton exploitation of young Liberian girl cannot be overemphasized. The civil war has even complicated this unhealthy situation, especially for young women. Most of our young women that traveled to foreign countries were victimized. In 2015, it was reported in Monrovia, that more than 50 young women were reportedly trafficked over the period of three years to Lebanon, to work as domestic servants and sex slaves. Before leaving Liberia, some of the girls aged 16, 17 and 18 were told that they were going to work in factories and supermarkets.Upon arrival in Lebanon, different people who had paid $3,500 United States dollars, as the price for their independence, freedom and the right to say no to sex, came to the airport to pick up their new ‘slaves’. FrontPage Africa reported that the President of the Association of a women’s organization, Madame Seton-Cee said: “We are calling on the government of Liberia, the judiciary to take full responsibility to send those girls to court. “Let us hear their side and the side of the accused. We want to know both sides of the story. As a women organization, this is a case of interest to us. We want to know who were involved and how those girls were taken there” (Front Page Africa, 15 July 2015).Mr. Rodney D. Sieh reported that the ‘United States Government through the Department of State says Liberia remains a major source and destination for the trafficking of men, women, and children who are being subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. The U.S. assertions are contained in the 2015 edition of the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report which places Liberia in the Tier 2 Category, just above the dangerous watch list’ (Front Page Africa, 28 July 2015). Even the great United States, has had its share where Liberian girls are used as slaves. In Newark, New Jersey, CNN reported that young Liberian girls who arrived in the United States from West Africa, were held against their will and forced to work for hours on end. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tQDYvPrE6k).Nowadays, in this male dominated society, women are being discriminated against. Women must, hence, be educated and have better health status. It would lead to true development of the society and the nation at large. Though women have displayed tremendous gains, many of them still must face a lot of hurdles while trying to make it big in life. In order to bring them in the limelight, they need to be empowered. When I was growing up in Liberia, I observed with sadness the culture of dependency created upon young Liberian women. “God-Pa” or “Sugar Daddy” was a practice where young girls would go out with older men, (Big men, usually government officials, simply for financial support). Most Liberian mothers encouraged their daughters to go out with government officials or big men, just for financial support. This tendency has evolved into a situation, where foreign merchants or businessmen who were perceived to be financially sound, would take advantage of young Liberian girls. Some Lebanese nationals and other foreign businessmen took advantage of this situation. The situation is even terrible now in Monrovia and all over other cities in Liberia.Liberian women in peace-building.Liberian women are the greatest assets of the nation. Empowerment of women is necessary to transform the Liberian nation into a developed country. At the core of the concept of empowerment of Liberian women, is the idea of power. Women empowerment generally has five components: first, a woman’s sense of self-worth; second, her right to have and exercise her choices; third, her right to have access to opportunities; fourth, her right to have the power to control her own life and last, her ability to influence the direction of social change to create a social and economic order.Knowledge is essential to drive progress. When educated children, especially girls grow up, they will play an important role in our society. They will influence public decisions. They will inform government policies. They will become the drivers of economic and social growth. Education is a tool for collective social and economic advancement. At the same time, it is essential for individual success. It is through education that individuals tap into career opportunities. Though women have made some progress, at present, many of them still face a lot of hurdles. To bring them into the “progressive limelight:, they need to be empowered. The sad images of Liberian girls as sex slaves in Lebanon draws one attention for us to do more in the education of Liberia’s female population. Young girls are the future mothers of a nation. Their preparation in society is an important one. It is this preparation that helps them to guide the future generations of the Liberian nation.A report by Graca Machel, an advisory expert to Secretary-General of the United Nations identified recommendations on some of the solutions that have been discussed and put in place at the international level. Some recommendations for action as put forth by the United Nations are:1. Programs at the national and local levels, should be designed to place special emphasis on providing appropriate educational and recreational activities for adolescents affected by armed conflicts.2. Special efforts should be made for demobilized adolescent soldiers, such as projects which offer alternative livelihoods and promote their reintegration into their communities. Human resources development, including youth education, employment and training schemes, should be promoted.3. Intergovernmental bodies, United Nations agencies and other organizations should support Governments in strengthening national legislative frameworks challenging any aspect of discrimination against women, girls and child-headed households with respect to custody, inheritance and property rights.4. United Nations bodies and NGOs are urged to give urgent attention to the situation of child-headed households and develop policy and program guidelines to ensure their protection and care.A World Bank’s blog, advances five steps, designed to foster strategies on improving girls education, skills and job prospects. These strategies are herewith produced , in the benefit of the reading public.“First, give girls a strong foundation through early childhood development (ECD).Disadvantages built early in life are difficult to remedy, but effective ECD programs can avoid such disadvantages and thereby yield high payoffs. ECD programs build the technical, cognitive, and behavioral skills conducive to high productivity later in life. Successful interventions emphasize, among other areas, nutrition, stimulation, and basic cognitive skills.A new study suggests that in Jamaica, 20 years after an ECD intervention was conducted, the average earnings of beneficiaries – boys and girls – were 42% higher than those of the control group.While such large gains might not be obtained if all children were benefiting from such interventions, which is the aim, it is nevertheless clear that early psychosocial stimulation can substantially improve future earnings.The second step focuses on basic education. Gaps remain, to be sure: Data from a forthcoming paper suggest that in 24 low-income countries, only 34% of girls in the poorest 20% of households complete primary school, compared with 72% of girls in the richest 20% of households.These income-related gaps can be reduced through interventions to reduce the opportunity cost of schooling for girls, such as conditional cash transfers.In Yemen, one such new program targeting girls in grades 4-9 in disadvantaged communities is reaching close to 40,000 girls. In addition to increasing enrollment and attendance, we also need to ensure that all girls who go to school can learn—by building stronger schooling systems with clear learning standards, good teachers, adequate resources, and a proper regulatory environment that emphasizes accountability.But learning for what? Education for its own sake certainly has an intrinsic value, but education and training that proves useful in the workplace is also essential. The third step in helping girls grow is to provide them with job-relevant skills that employers demand, or that they can use in launching their own business. Step four relates to the creation of an environment that encourages investments in knowledge and creativity. This requires innovation-specific skills and investments to help connect people with ideas, as well as risk management tools that facilitate innovation.A new program in Uganda run by the nongovernmental organization BRAC provides girls age 14-20 with a safe space, life skills training, and livelihoods training for self-employment based on local market conditions. This program generated significant income gains from self-employment with no adverse effects on schooling outcomes. In addition, childbearing among beneficiaries declined, the proportion of girls using condoms increased, and the incidence of forced sex decreased. The fifth and last step, it is important that societies promote flexible, efficient, and secure labor markets. Apart from avoiding rigid job protection regulations while strengthening income protection systems, providing intermediation services for workers and firms is important to transform skills into actual employment and productivity” (blogs.worldbank.org).The incoming administration of President George Weah needs to develop an education agenda that will put in place a comprehensive program oriented to providing adolescents, especially girls, a sense of meaning and purpose by involving them in developing and implementing programs in the various counties.Adolescents have special needs and special strengths, and they should be survivors and active participants in creating solutions, not just as victims or problems. In order to ensure that their needs are met, young people should be involved in community-based relief, recovery and reconstruction programs. This can be achieved through, for example, vocational and a skill training that not only help to augment youth’s incomes, but also increases their sense of identity and self-worth in ways that enhance their psychosocial well-being. (childrenandarmedconflict.un.org).Education opens doors to a better life standard. It brings constructive meaning to life. It trains individuals to think critically, make informed decisions and act with sound conviction. In light of this, it is vital for a society to invest in educating its young ones. The education of Liberia’s young women, is essential to Liberia’s future economic progress and prosperity. When we empower our young women, the issue of girls trafficking to foreign countries would be a thing of the past. Subsequently, the psychological ramifications of Madame Sirleaf’s Presidency in Liberia cannot be overemphasized. It goes beyond the political realm, moved within the domain of women empowerment.Madame Sirleaf’s presidency and Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor are not so much about the attainment of political power, but the awakening of the spirit of Liberia’s women-hood, especially Liberia’s young girls, the future mothers. Their attainment provides an opportunity for our daughters to also dream of a better tomorrow and a better Liberia.The Author: Mr. Edmund Zar-Zar BargblorMr. Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor is an Educator. He is a graduate of Cuttington University, Liberia; Howard University, Washington, D.C, and Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He is a former Deputy Managing Director of the National Port Authority of Liberia, NPA.; Former Chairman of the Department of Mathematics, Bong Town High School, Bong Mines , Liberia; Instructor of Mathematics, Providence School Department, Rhode Island, USA.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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  • Chetwynd trapper rescued after crashing ATV

    first_imgNorm, Else and family will have a very joyous Christmas. CHETWYND, B.C. – A Chetwynd Trapper was rescued Monday night after his quad went over a cliff on the Wabi Hill Tower Road near Chetwynd.At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Chetwynd Fire Department, Chetwynd Search and Rescue Team, the RCMP and B.C. Ambulance were called to help rescue the trapper.  After four hours, the trapper was taken by STARS Air Ambulance to Grande Prairie for further treatment.  According to the Chetwynd Fire Department, the man suffered serious injuries and hyperthermia.Motorists were stopped along Highway 97 as the helicopter landed and took off.- Advertisement -In total, six sleds, sixteen first responders, six emergency vehicles including the Rescue Truck and the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Helicopter were all utilized.UPDATE: Good news has arrived from Elsie Sawchuk and her family: The trapper involved in the rescue was Norm Sawchuk and he is in stable condition in Grande Prairie Hospital, Elsie expressed her thanks to everyone involved in the rescue, STARS for bringing him to GP and to all friends throughout the Peace.Many prayers were made last evening and Norm is recovering comfortably.Advertisementlast_img read more

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  • Wolves draw a “good point”, insists Guardiola

    first_img0Shares0000Managers Nuno Espirito Santo and Pep Guardiola share an embrace and have a chat on the touchline before kick-offWOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Aug 25 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described his side’s 1-1 draw at newly-promoted Wolves as a “good point” despite seeing the Premier League champions drop points for the first time this season.Willy Boly controversially put the hosts in front just before the hour mark as the final touch from the defender came off his arm. City responded thanks to Aymeric Laporte’s first goal for the club, but were left to rue their luck as the visitors hit the woodwork three times through Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.“We conceded too many counter attacks, we were not settled but especially because we missed simple passes,” said Guardiola.“We created a lot of chances. Against a team with 10 men behind the ball, defensively well-organised, we created chances to win the game but it is a good point.”Guardiola, though, denied being held was a wake up call after a scintillating start to the season from City in beating Chelsea to win the Community Shield and sweeping aside Arsenal and Huddersfield in the Premier League.“We played the same level we played this three or four games we played season and last season,” added Guardiola.“The chances we create, the last pass, the shots, three posts, some decisions in the box, we tried to do it, (but) of course we will improve because defensively we were not solid like we normally are.”Despite his side’s good fortune, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes the Premier League newcomers were worthy of a point thanks to a more daring approach than normal from City’s opponents.“They (the players) knew it would be a tough challenge but we just go for it and played. We played in the way, the style, the shape we believe and of course individually they did fantastic.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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  • Man arrested after shooting

    first_imgIRWINDALE – A suspected gang member was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer Friday after authorities said he shot at a Los Angeles County Safety Police officer conducting a routine traffic stop, officials said. A 33-year-old man who drove a sport utility vehicle in which the suspected shooter was a passenger is being questioned about his involvement in the attack, said police Lt. Michael Mosca. The suspected shooter was initially identified only as a 27-year-old parolee, whom police know as a prominent gang member, Mosca said. The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on Irwindale Avenue at Arrow Highway, officials said. The handgun and a crack cocaine pipe were found in the complex, he added. The driver of the SUV backed out and fled when his passenger fired on police, Mosca said, however officials were able to use the vehicle’s registration to trace it to Rialto, where it was found along with its driver, said Mosca. The driver has not yet been arrested, Mosca added, as officials are still investigating what involvement he may have had in the incident. The suspected shooter has been booked on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and parole violations, with numerous related charges such as being a felon in possession of a gun likely to follow, said Mosca. State Sen. Margett undergoing tests State Sen. Bob Margett is undergoing tests after fainting and hitting his head Thursday while waiting to catch a flight at a Sacramento airport, his office said Friday. On Thursday, Norma Pontello of Margett’s Glendora district office said the incident happened at about 2 p.m. while the 78-year-old Republican waited to board a flight back to the Los Angeles area. She said the state senator did not have a heart attack. Two hospitalized after stabbing EL MONTE – Two men were hospitalized Friday following a stabbing in front of a high school, officials said. The incident occurred about 9:20 p.m., in front of El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., said police Lt. William Fetner. A 17-year-old boy from Montclair and a 21-year-old Rialto man were listed in stable condition late Friday, said El Monte police Detective Ralph Batres. The two victims left a football game at the high school when they were approached by seven gang members, Batres said. The gang members began shouting their gang’s name, and a fight began, said Batres. One of the attackers, described as a Latino male, 15 to 16 years old, wearing a dark shirt and black shorts, pulled out a knife and stabbed both of the victims, Batres said. The suspects then escaped by running through a nearby apartment complex, said Batres. The 21-year-old victim suffered two stab wounds to his torso and was taken to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in critical condition, but was upgraded to stable condition about 11 p.m., Batres said. The younger victim suffered a single wound to his torso, and was taken to the hospital in stable condition, he added. The stabbings remain under investigation, Batres said. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A police officer pulled over the SUV occupied by the two men, and the suspect fled on foot, said Mosca. As he approached a nearby commercial complex, the man turned around and fired two shots from a small .25-caliber handgun, Mosca said. The officer was not struck, and immediately put out a call for help, which was promptly answered by officers from the Baldwin Park, Azusa and Irwindale police departments, as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Officers found the suspect hiding in bushes in a complex near where the officer last spotted him, Mosca said. When officers ordered the man out of the bushes, they discovered that he was urinating on both his hands, presumably in an attempt to cleanse them of gunshot residue, said Mosca. last_img read more

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  • HOST OF CELEBS TO BACK ‘BUSTER’S’ DONEGAL FUNDRAISING EXTRAVANGANZA

    first_imgDanny O’CarrollReality show host Jeremy Kyle and a host of other celebrities have confirmed they will take part in a fundraising event in aid of the Donegal drowning victims.The event, which involves a golf classic and a gala dinner, is beingorganised by Mrs Brown’s Boy’s star Danny ‘Buster’ O’Carroll.The actor, who also lives in Donegal, revealed how he heard aboutthe tragedy while touring Australia with his show. He said he knew he had to do something to raise funds for Louise Jameswho lost five members of her family including her partner, two sons,mother and sister in the tragedy.All five died when their AudiQ7 jeep slipped into the water atBuncrana Pier on the evening of Sunday, March 20th.Danny O’Carroll has said all monies raised form the event will beshared between the Louise James fund and suicide group Pieta House.He revealed how a host of celebrity friends had agreed to take part inthe golf classic as well as to act as waiters on the night of the galadinner. Tables of ten for the dinner cost €750 while O’Carroll has receivedmany pieces of memorabilia from sporting and showbiz friends toauction on the night.Among them is golfer Shane Lowry’s ball which he sunk a hole in onewith in the recent Masters tournament.Danny said he was really looking forward to the event but could notconfirm a full list of celebrities because of their schedules.“A lot of people said they will be there but you can never tell withtheir schedules. But Jeremy Kyle will definitely be there and isflying in on a friend’s private jet.“A lot of people have been very generous already and have donated lotsof memorabilia which will be auctioned on the night. “We have already raised half of the target I was hoping for so thingsare going well and it’s going to be a great night,” he said.The golf classic takes place at Rosapenna Golf Club on Friday, May20th while the gala dinner takes place that evening at the MountErrigal Hotel in Letterkenny.HOST OF CELEBS TO BACK ‘BUSTER’S’ DONEGAL FUNDRAISING EXTRAVANGANZA was last modified: April 17th, 2016 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:Danny O’CarrolldonegalfundraiserLouise Jameslast_img read more

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  • Redknapp finally gets the food he’s craved for on I’m a Celeb

    first_imgI didn’t realise I could love Harry Redknapp anymore … until I saw this 😍 #imaceleb pic.twitter.com/qabjsScJbC— Hannah (@Spampoodle) November 26, 2018It’s not clear who wrote the words “Harry slept here” but it’s clear his legacy will last forever…until the ITV bosses buy a new bed for next year’s show.Harry was also caught in the middle of a simmering debate between Nick and Noel as the former Deal or No Deal host broke the rules of leaving two people in the campsite when it’s a three-person minimum at any one time.There was not an argument between Nick and Noel but you really could cut the tension with a knife and Harry was right in the thick of it! Harry and jam roly poly: the greatest love story of 2018. #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/pDxzwCoPBQ— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 26, 2018 Get the I’m A Celeb gossip every day with Jamie East’s brand new behind-the-scenes podcastThis came after he and Noel Edmonds had the pudding in their grasp, only for it to be cruelly taken away from them after his campmates failed to get a 50/50 question right.But it appears dreams do come true on I’m a Celeb and Harry was finally able to eat the food he was craving the most from his time in the Australian jungle.It came thanks to the efforts of John Barrowman, Rita Simons and James McVey in their team Bushtucker Trial who ensured ten of the eleven campmates would dine on a feast in the jungle – Nick Knowles nobly stepping aside for the others.Harry explained in the Bush Telegraph after the meal that his love for jam roly-polys stem from his childhood and reminds him the times he would visit his nan. Awww. I never thought I’d be able to watch a topless Nick Knowles tell off a topless Noel Edmonds while Harry Redknapp stands by listening intently wearing hiking boots. So happy 🙂 #ImACeleb— Ben Homewood (@ben_homewood) November 26, 2018As well as chief story-teller and dunny cleaner, Harry may have to act as peacemaker over the next coming days…Harry has now been in the jungle for over a week and while it hasn’t been confirmed when celebs will start to be voted off, it’s clearly getting closer as Harry’s wife Sandra has flown out to Australia to prepare for the eventuality. You guessed right! Sandra is on her way to Australia! #teamharry #imaceleb #imacelebrity #harry #harryforthewin pic.twitter.com/O2MyePEwZf— Harry Redknapp (@Redknapp) November 25, 2018He’s probably got plenty of time left on the show as Harry is reportedly the clear favourite to be crowed King of the Jungle. You could say Harry ‘got his just dessert’ but he has been a hero rather than the villain throughout his time on the show so far.The feast and the pudding was the lift that the celebs and Harry needed after the former Tottenham, West Ham, Bournemouth and Southampton boss showed the first signs of lacking his usual zip.Last night’s episode saw Harry get a restricted amount of air time, although eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed the hilarious graffiti that was put on the bed he slept on when he was former camp emperor Noel’s adviser. Early into his time on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Harry Redknapp made it clear what food he was missing the most.His fourth day in the jungle saw him utter the words “Oh what I would give for a f****** jam roly-poly pudding”.center_img 1 What a week it’s been for jam roly poly! Huge rise in online searches, and it even trended.Anyone else constantly craving it now? 😆 #ExraCamp pic.twitter.com/W7BJvZuBPf— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 26, 2018 That pause when Noel realises he was the third person in Camp. 😂 #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/Vy2lwH0c8E— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 26, 2018 Redknapp said jam roly-polies are a “taste of his childhood”. We’re not ones to exaggerate, but Harry finally getting his jam roly-poly is the most iconic TV moment since TV was invented.#ImACeleb @ImACelebrity @Redknapp pic.twitter.com/yBeJLKOKHk— ITV (@ITV) November 26, 2018last_img read more

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  • WIN A FREE VIP TRIP TO CROKE PARK FOR DONEGAL’S BIG DAY

    first_imgTwenty years after Anthony Molloy first raised the Sam Maguire, Donegal are on the march again.And now a lucky Donegal Daily reader and a guest will have the chance to enjoy the semi-final encounter with Cork at Croke Park in the lap of luxury.We have teamed up with Croke Park management to bring you a spectacular FREE competition that will make this visit to GAA headquarters one to remember. The prize includes includes TWO VIP tickets to the semi-final, drinks on arrival, a three course lunch, full complimentary bar, an official match day programme as well as post match drinks with canapes.And all you have to do is to answer a simple question – the answer to which can be found on the www.crokepark.ie website.The question is “Who will be leading the GAA Museum Legends tour of Croke Park in 25 August?A slight clue may be that he is from this parish but check out the www.crokepark.ie website to make sure. All you have to do then is to send your answer by email to info@donegaldaily.com by 10am next Thursday. Make sure to include your address and mobile phone number.Most Donegal people will make a real weekend out of the semi-final encounter and the perfect part of that weekend could be a visit to the GAA Museum at Croke Park.Why not enhance your match-day experience and get a truly unique behind-the-scenes tour of Croke Park with a pre-match guided tour of the stadium.You could be one of the first people inside the stadium before the turnstiles open to the public and see what happens as Croke Park gears up for operations in advance of the All Ireland football semi-final.For all details simply log onto www.crokepark.ie where pre-match tours can be booked with admission prices including your match ticket. And while you’re on the website, why not also check out this link http://www.skylinecrokepark.ie/ to find out about the most amazing view of Croke Park you will ever encounter.WIN A FREE VIP TRIP TO CROKE PARK FOR DONEGAL’S BIG DAY was last modified: August 19th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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  • HEALTHWISE PHARMACIES LAUNCH NEW ONLINE PHOTO SERVICE

    first_imgAs part of their continuing drive to offer the best range of services to their customers Healthwise Pharmacies have launched a new Online Photo printing platform.   To celebrate the launch, Healthwise Pharmacies are offering FREE PHOTO PRINTS or ENLARGEMENTS for a limited time.This is free to all customers, with no gimmicks or catches, but is limited to one order per household. Click on www.healthwisepharmacies.ieThis is a user friendly system which will allow customers print a wide range of photos and gifts from the comfort of their own home.Crucially Healthwise allow customers pick up orders from any local Healthwise Pharmacy avoiding delivery charges, but are happy to have them delivered directly to customers if preferred.Click on the website today and see how easy it is for yourself. (All online orders placed within the first month will be entered into a free draw for a canon digital camera pack worth 1000.00)HEALTHWISE PHARMACIES LAUNCH NEW ONLINE PHOTO SERVICE was last modified: June 10th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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  • Breaking: Ireland on course to vote Yes in abortion referendum

    first_imgIreland is on course to repeal the Eighth Amendment after a massive turnout of young people led the yes vote in the abortion referendum.The poll, conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI, suggests that the margin of victory for the ‘Yes’ side will be 68pc to 32pc.This is the first exit poll after polling stations closed at 10pm this evening. It suggests that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing the constitution so that abortion can be legalised.A total of four thousand voters were polled as they left polling stations today.The sampling began at 7am and was conducted at 160 locations across every constituency throughout the day, according to the Irish Times.Polling stations closed at 10pm this evening and voter turnout of up to 70pc was recorded in some parts of the country. The highest ‘Yes’ vote was in Dublin where some 77pc voted to repeal.Although Dublin was predicted to deliver a strong ‘Yes’, campaigners on the ‘No’ side believed the rural vote would favour them. However, 60pc of voters in rural Ireland voted to repeal.The Irish Times exit poll shows the rest of Leinster outside of Dublin voted 66pc to 34pc for ‘Yes’.Munster voted 66pc to 34pc in favour of repeal, and Connacht-Ulster voted 59pc to 41pc in favour of repeal.The Connacht-Ulster poll forecast is important as these provinces were expected to deliver a strong vote in favour of retaining the Eighth Amendment, which hasn’t been borne out in this exit poll. Women were strongly in favour of repeal, according to the poll, with 70pc in favour, and 30pc against.Some 65pc of men who voted were in favour of repeal, while 35pc were against.Breaking: Ireland on course to vote Yes in abortion referendum was last modified: May 28th, 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:abortionIrelandreferendumvoteYESlast_img read more

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