WANTED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers

first_img Facebook Rugby By Siun Lennon – 2nd July 2018 Community Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community TAGSLaois instagrammers WANTED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers We’re back with one of the most popular LaoisToday lists yet.Yes, we’re on the hunt for Laois’s best Instagrammers again this year. After many hours of deliberating, cursing, and standing up for the Instagrams we believe in last year, we’ve decided to re-do the coveted list.Given the success of last year’s list, we’re expecting competition to be immense this year.What we’re looking forWe’re looking for a few criteria to deem applicants eligible for the list.It may seem obvious given the name of the list, but nominees must be from or living in Laois. We’re looking for people who are funny, creative or maybe just take nice pictures.People must also be following our own Instagram have their page on the public in order for us to see their pages.You can suggest any individuals you think worthy of a nomination by commenting on our Facebook page or sending a message on Instagram.The final decision will be made by a selected judging panel here at LaoisToday. We can’t be bribed so no brown envelopes allowed!Stay tuned as we reveal our decisions in the coming weeks.SEE ALSO – SUCCESS: Laois ladies win the Leinster football final RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleAll of this week’s Laois GAA fixturesNext articleIn Pictures: Glorious sunshine draws crowd to annual Fisherstown Tractor Run Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Twitter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun WANTED: Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers We Are LaoisA Bit of Fun WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

Wacky Rollers bags all Princess Cruises Awards

first_img Tweet Wacky Roller staff with Royal Princess Shorex ManagerPrincess Cruise Lines, well known for its upmarket cruises and discerning guests, has once again recognized the efforts of Wacky Rollers/WRAVE LTD. in delivering excellence in service to its passengers over the 2013/2014 Cruise Season. This prestigious award is presented annually and is based on high ratings and positive passenger comments. The tours selected are said to provide the cruise passengers with a ‘positive and memorable experience while improving the overall ratings of the destination’.At a small ceremony on Monday January 12, 2015 on board the Royal Princess, Wacky Rollers/WRAVE LTD. was presented with awards for;1. “High Volume Tour of the Season” with its flagship tour, ‘Wacky Rollers 4WD Safari’2. “Low Volume Tour of the Season” with ‘Emerald Pool, Ti Tou Gorge and Champagne Reef’ otherwise called ‘Dominica’s Hot Spots’3. Tour Guide of the Season – for the second consecutive season, Ms. Steline Joseph.Tour Guide of the Season Steline Joseph with Shore Ex Manager and FamilyAt this time in its history, Wacky Rollers has won a Best Tour award 11 out of its 15 years of doing business with Princess Cruises. The company has also copped both the High and Low volume three times to date, a status rarely achieved by any company working with Princess Cruises. Reflecting on this recent milestone, Managing Director, Phillip Rolle, states that “these awards are testimony to our unwavering commitment to continuous improvement and the consistent delivery of a safe, high quality service. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to all our staff, drivers and vendors/partners who work in support of this mission.”Of note also is that not every port receives a Tour Guide of the Season award. Wacky Rollers is the only company in Dominica to win this award four times since the 2008/2009 cruise season. Other winners include Jemimah Fevrier for 2008/2009 season and Kay Louisy for the 2010/2011 season. It is safe to say that Steline’s win in 2013/2014, for the second consecutive season is a record achievement.Last year on receiving her award, Steline committed to surpassing herself and she has delivered! “Steline never ceases to amaze me, as a team player and a professional. She is amazing!” says Yannick Xavier, Wacky Rollers Tour Supervisor.Presenting the prestigious award was the ship’s Shore Excursion Manager Arkadiusz Kubok who said at the short ceremony on board the ship this afternoon that Wacky Rollers was being recognized by Princess Cruises for ‘providing a high standard of service and high enjoyment’ and ‘for the great memories that you are helping to create for our passengers on the tours’.Wacky Rollers thanks Princess Cruises yet again for this recognition which is never taken for granted and assures Princess of its continued commitment to quality service to its guests. Share LocalNews Wacky Rollers bags all Princess Cruises Awards by: – January 12, 2015 245 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

The Black Stars and Nkrumah’s vision

first_imgThe 101st birthday of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was marked in Ghana with a holiday in respect of the great man’s priceless contribution to his country and the continent. It is a sad irony that over five decades after his death, we are still offering lip service, showering praises and laying wreaths instead of simply following the templates he left behind as a legacy.Perfect timing for some of us to become unpopular by telling the politicians and decision makers to act and stop talking jazz.I think you know where i am coming from? So who will be given the nod to handle the Black Stars from January 2011? I have made a personal humble plea to Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi to seriously let history and past mistakes guide the committee tasked to select a national coach.To his credit, the FA President stated that he is well aware that when the Black Stars was first assembled before he was born, it constituted as much a political symbol as a national football team. “We all know that Nkrumah stood for excellence and he championed the cause of the black man.” But Nyantakyi was quick to add “That is why we are determined to get the best coach for the Black Stars.”The Black Stars of Ghana (as well as Africa in accordance with the Osagyefo’s vision) represented the new African personality and identity – An African ready to fight his own battles and in those now legendary words, “to prove to the world, that the black man is fully capable of managing his own affairs”.Kwame Nkrumah was acutely aware that if he crafted ‘his’ Black Stars well, he would use this as a means to win new friends and reach out to influence not just Africa but the world. Clearly if we project this foresight in a purely football context, then the great man’s vision has only just started to manifest as we witnessed in Germany and more recently at the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa. The Black Stars is not just a football team, the players are not just ambassadors of Ghana, and Ghana is not just an emerging football nation today. The phenomenal attention and support the team can attract in 90 minutes, no political party or leader has been able to do since Ghana gained independence. That is why today, many believe that the Black Stars is still influenced by the spirit of Nkrumah from his grave as an inspiration to the rest of Africa and the black race.Yet, even though the truth is staring us right in the face, it appears to be too painful for us to admit. It is no shame nor is it disrespectful to say that our local coaches must raise their game and match the high standards that the playing body has been doing over a considerable period of time.As you ingest these considerations, the phones are ringing, emails are crossing time zones and the clock continues to tick as the GFA prepare to shortlist their top three candidates out of 58 names for interviews in Accra at the end of next month.Time will not permit an extensive effort to discuss all of the options and even more significantly, ramifications of the final decision of the football controlling body but to the decision makers and kingmakers, i will however, make some humble suggestions for further thought and consideration in the quest for a new coach for Ghana. First, we should scrutinize the staggering statistics below. Whatever final decision is taken, leadership from the FA in consultation with the government will be key for who ever is appointed.Suport from the media will be as crucially important as we feed on and off the emotions of the masses. Yet, the trap that FIFA always springs when it comes to governments so called tampering with football will be at the back of the minds of the men who brief the President in the current administration.I am sure President Mills is aware of this and that could explain why he wasted little time in making that dressing room speech and prayer before Ghana beat USA to reach the quarter finals at the World Cup. Ghana won, so everyone was happy so there was no cause for what if? Then, there was his follow up “thank you” visit to see Mr Sepp Blatter in Zurich a few weeks ago without a single member of the FA at hand.Did Nkrumah’s vision for the Black Stars suddenly re-emerge to President Mills as he realised that progress of the team at the tournament could rub off and potentially reflect in Ghana’s political and economic influence on the continent and the world?The greatest irony in this dilemma to appoint a local coach as against an expatriate is that the government of Ghana and the GFA are supposed to be pushing one and the same agenda for and behalf of the people of Ghana. That is the theory. The reality however,is starkly different to the extent that the search for the perfect coach for the Black Stars has already started biting and raising it’s ghastly political head.Yes we all want to see a Ghanaian coach in charge of the Black Stars but none of us want an average or just a good coach. Like the founder of the nation, we want the best and if it means another expatriate to buy us a little more time to groom our own man for the anointing, then so be it.By Yaw Ampofo Ankrahlast_img read more