Three ambitious young women from Donegal have the 2019 Miss Ireland crown in their sights as they compete in the national final this Saturday.Miss Donegal Holly McCrea, Miss Letterkenny Anna Gallagher and Miss Kildare Naomi Molloy, who is from Glenties, are all taking to the stage of The Helix in Dublin in a bid to win the coveted title.There are 33 finalists in the competition, which was won by Buncrana’s Lauren McDonagh in 2017. Holly, Anna and Naomi have had a busy summer preparing for the final by carrying out charity fundraising for Variety Ireland, modelling and campaigning with their individual causes.Miss Donegal Holly McCreaMiss Donegal Holly McCrea (23) from Donegal Town is a secondary school teacher with a passion for supporting children with special education needs. She held a vintage tea party this summer in aid of Variety Ireland. And she flew to the Miss Ireland final in style today via Donegal Airport!Miss Letterkenny 2019 Anna GallagherMiss Letterkenny Anna Gallagher (21) is passionate about GAA. A Letterkenny Gaels stalwart, she coaches the minors and had an active summer with the Cúl Camps. When not involved in football, she’s working at Spar in Ballyraine. Anna has an Arts degree in Geography and Sociology and plans to do a Masters to become a secondary school teacher.Miss Kildare Naomi MolloyMiss Kildare Naomi Molloy (23) will be flying two flags this weekend – for Celbridge and for Glenties. Naomi is a graduate of Food Science and Business who now works in Sales at O’Brien Fine Foods. She launched a mental health week in her workplace and has been promoting positive mental health messages with her new platform. Excitement is building fast for the 72nd Miss Ireland final on Saturday night, where there is sure to be a large Donegal presence as friends and families cheer on their favourites.Donegal’s three Miss Ireland finalists hit the stage tonight was last modified: September 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)
The creators of Raglite have taken to crowdfunding to raise capital for their new fabric mounted LED light system.Raglite has been getting a lot of buzz on the ‘net since launching their recent Kickstarter campaign. Some of our favorite photo/video blogs have posted on it over the last few days: NoFilmSchool, PopPhoto, PetaPixel, SlashGear and FStoppers.Whereas each of these posts gives a general overview of the product and crowdfunding campaign, the comments on many of these posts show strong opinions from their readers. Some readers have brainstormed unique applications for the Raglite, while others are simply calling it “overpriced” and “a scam”.It is a simple concept: LED lighting that is ‘sewn’ onto a piece of fabric. The fabric backing means that it’s lightweight, flexible, portable, not heat generating and can be mounted on a variety of surfaces. We can see a ton of uses for this.But the Raglite’s price is the sticking point for many of these commenters – $75 for the small consumer accent light up to $2400 for the RagLite Cine, a ‘color accurate’ lighting panel for professional photo/video. The claim of 100% accuracy is a bold one – most professional lights only claim in the ballpark of 90% accuracy.If the Raglite is well built out of good materials and can stand up to it’s claims, we think it might be able to grab a unique spot in the market. However, if it’s poorly executed you could save your money and build a DIY version from eBay or Amazon parts…at a fraction of the cost.Check out Raglite on Kickstarter, where they’re well on their way to reaching the $25,000 goal.
A Muslim woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Sikandrabad, who had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking abolition of ‘nikah halala’ practice earlier this month, on Tuesday alleged that she has received death threats from her husband. The woman, Farzana, had claimed in her petition that she had been illegally divorced by her husband, leaving her and their daughter without any means of living or financial support. “From the day I have filed the petition, my husband has been pressuring me to withdraw it and has even threatened to kill me. He has also told me that going to the Supreme Court will not help me and I will be forced to do halala,” Farzana told reporters here. The practice of ‘nikah halala’ requires a divorced woman to marry someone else, consummate the marriage and then get a divorce in order to again marry her first husband under the Muslim Personal Law.