Donegal will be well represented at the Rose of Tralee festival this year, after three escorts from the county made it through an intensive boot camp in order to be chosen for the glitzy pageant. Struan Charters, Tom Cranley and Mark Harley will represent Donegal at The Rose of Tralee festival which gets underway on August 17th. The three lads were put through a gruelling boot camp over the Bank Holiday Weekend where they had to showcase their skills in an array of different ways such as footing turf, sowing, ironing and surfing!Sixty-five escorts were selected following the weekend, and three Donegal showed they had what it takes to make a great escort.In fact, most counties are well represented at this year’s festival – with 26 of the 32 counties having escorts selected.John Drummey, Rose of Tralee Communications Manager, told The Irish Daily Mirror, “The Rose Escorts spent three days in Kerry where they undertook a number of endurance tasks to prepare them for the festival. “Over 200 men between 21 and 30 years applied to become Rose Escorts this year.“Following a detailed interview process, the final 65, the biggest number ever, were selected to take part in a Boot Camp weekend in Kerry, to help them cope with the demands of a busy week in Tralee.” DONEGAL WELL REPRESENTED AT ROSE OF TRALEE – AS THREE ESCORTS MAKE THE CUT was last modified: June 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2016EntertainmentFeaturesnewsRose of Tralee
RESIDENTS IN THE TOWN OF AURELIA, IOWA WERE GIVEN THE ALL CLEAR TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES MONDAY EVENING.OVER 500 PEOPLE EVACUATED THE CHEROKEE COUNTY TOWN FOLLOWING AN ANHYDROUS AMMONIA LEAK MONDAY MORNING AT THE FIRST COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION GRAIN ELEVATOR.NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED AND AUTHORITES SAY A FAULTY VALVE CAUSED THE LEAK.ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE MOVED TO THE ALTA-AURELIA HIGH SCHOOL IN ALTA MONDAY MORNING FOR SAFETY.MANY OF THE TOWNS STORES ALSO CLOSED.SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE DISPATCHED ITS HAZ-MAT UNIT TO AURELIA TO HELP WITH THE SITUATION.UPDATED 10:43PM 9/2/418MOST OF OVER 500 RESIDENTS IN THE TOWN OF AURELIA, IOWA HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME FOLLOWING AN ANHYDROUS AMMONIA LEAK AT A GRAIN ELEVATOR IN THAT TOWN.AUTHORITIES SAY THE LEAK BEGAN AROUND 10AM AT THE FIRST COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION ELEVATOR.NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.AUTHORITIES SAY RESIDENTS LIVING NEAR THE ELEVATOR ON HIGHWAY 7 AND RIDGEVIEW LANE WOULD HAVE TO STAY AWAY FOR NOW.THE CHEROKEE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE SAYS THE ANHYDROUS TANK HAD BEEN DRAINED OF MOST OF THE CHEMICAL AND HAD UNDER 20% CAPACITY AS OF 3:30PM.ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE MOVED TO THE ALTA-AURELIA HIGH SCHOOL IN ALTA MONDAY MORNING FOR SAFETY.MANY OF THE TOWNS STORES ALSO CLOSED.SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE DISPATCHED ITS HAZ-MAT UNIT TO AURELIA TO HELP WITH THE SITUATION.
Lionel Messi Batistuta annoyed ‘extraterrestrial’ Messi broke his record Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 14:09 11/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Lionel Messi Argentina Friendlies World Cup WC Qualification South America The Argentine legend admitted to being slightly perturbed by the Barcelona star surpassing his goalscoring record Argentina great Gabriel Batistuta admitted he was annoyed Lionel Messi broke his goalscoring record, but was glad it was surpassed by an “extraterrestrial”.Messi broke Batistuta’s record of 54 goals for Argentina at the Copa America Centenario last year, and has since moved seven clear.Argentina 8/1 to win World Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The duo are well ahead of Sergio Aguero and Hernan Crespo, with the Manchester City star netting his 35th in Argentina’s 1-0 friendly win over Russia on Saturday.Batistuta said he was frustrated to have Messi break his mark, but he paid tribute to the Barcelona superstar.”Did it annoy me that Messi took the record? A little, yes,” he told Telefe.”It was a title that I held. It’s not just any old thing. You go around the world and people say, ‘He’s the top scorer for the Argentina national team’.”I think I got to 54 or something like that. Lionel has more and will get almost double what I did.”But the advantage I have is that I’m second to an extraterrestrial.”Batistuta won two Copa America titles and a Confederations Cup with Argentina, while Messi remains without a trophy on the international level.