first_imgJason Quigley moments after winning his Irish Elite Title donegaldaily.comDONEGAL’S latest sporting hero may have been held shoulder high as he came home at the weekend as the new Irish Elite Champion.But 22-year-old superstar of the ring Jason Quigley is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.The Finn Valley boxer stormed to fight success at the National Arena in Dublin on Friday night. And he admitted to Donegal Daily that he’s still taking it all in.“I’m absolutely buzzing,” said Jason.“I worked so hard for this title and it all paid off in the end.”But does he have ambitions for fighting in the Olympics for Ireland in Rio in 2016? “My ambition is to keep doing what I’m doing and keep performing well and winning titles and we’ll see what happens,” said the classy boxer.And he insists he wouldn’t be where he is without the support of his family – especially his dad and uncle.“I just want to thank my family for all the hard work the put into me and everything they do for me,” said Jason.“And of course my two coaches my father Conor and my uncle Billy.’ RIO? I’M TAKING IT ONE FIGHT AT A TIME, SAYS CHAMP JASON was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:RIO? I’M TAKING IT ONE FIGHT AT A TIMESAYS CHAMP JASONlast_img read more

first_imgBig Brothers Big Sisters is releasing new public service announcements featuring the national mentoring organization’s spokesman, Academy Award and Grammy Award-winner Jamie Foxx, and other celebrity supporters.The PSAs, aimed at increasing donations, volunteerism and alumni re-engagement, will air nationally on cable TV stations as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ national partnership with Comcast Corporation.In his PSA, Foxx says every child needs a mentor and that his grandmother and other adults served as his role models. Grammy Award winning artist EVE links her inspiring new single from her upcoming album, “Make It Out This Town,” to Big Brothers Big Sisters’ effectiveness in helping children who face adversity beat the odds. Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler tells viewers how experiencing her father’s incarceration motivated her to support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Mentoring Children of Prisoners program. Former Little Brother Darrin Smith, a two-time Super Bowl champion who earned his MBA before going to the NFL, encourages alumni “Bigs” and “Littles” to re-engage with the organization as donors or volunteers.The PSAs are a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Start Something brand repositioning, which goes beyond the standard “we need volunteers” message. They encourage viewers to donate to support careful mentor matching and ongoing support for volunteers, kids and families and emphasize that the greatest volunteer need is for male mentors, since most youth waiting for “Bigs” are boys. In addition, there’s an invitation for Big Brothers Big Sisters alumni to “Start Something [again]” to change the odds for children who face adversity.“Comcast’s generous donation of air time allows us to show and tell millions of cable viewers that by supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters, they can change the odds for children and families in their own communities,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO Charles Pierson. “With support from Jamie Foxx and other celebrity partners, we expect the new PSAs to help us attract new support and grow our alumni network so we can increase our capacity to serve more children who face adversity.”Donated airtime from Comcast is part of the company’s national investment in Big Brothers Big Sisters that started in 2008 and exceeds $40 million. The partnership also includes sponsorships of the organization’s national conference and “Bigs of the Year” as well as leadership training, boards of directors’ service and hundreds of employee volunteers for the corporation’s Beyond School Walls workplace mentoring program, the nation’s largest workplace mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, with programs in 13 cities across the country.Source:Big Brothers Big Sisterslast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Full-size statues of Sachin Dev Barman and Kishore Kumar were installed on a boulevard on Southern Avenue on Monday afternoon.The statues are one of a kind in India where one finds SD in a sitting posture, while Kishore Kumar is standing behind him. SD considered Kishore Kumar to be his second son. The statues were unveiled by Amit Kumar, Debashis Kumar, Member Mayor-in-Council (parks and squares), Anatara Chowdhury and Saikat Mitra. Hundreds of music lovers were present Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeat the function. The boulevard where the statues have been installed is situated opposite the one having a statue of RD Burman and across is the main entrance of Nazrul Mancha. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has allowed Amit Kumar Fan club to install the statues on the boulevard. The fan club has earlier installed the statue of RD. The boulevard is situated close to South End Park where SD had constructed a house and stayed with his wife Meera in the late 1930s. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe left for Mumbai in 1944 but was a frequent visitor to the city. The house is now in a shambles and SD’s fans have approached the KMC to renovate the house and set up a museum after his name. SD had composed for 20 Bengali and 89 Hindi feature films. SD had sung some of the unforgettable Bengali folk songs like “Takdum takdum baje”, “Tora ke jas bhati gan gaiya,” and modern Bengali songs like “Bore gandhe chonde geeti te.” Almost all the Indian vocalists had sung songs composed by SD like Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Shamdsad Begum, Hemant Kumar, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Talat Mahmood. In 1958, SD composed the songs for famous Hindi film where three Ganguly brothers, Ashok Kumar, Anup Kumar nd Kishore Kumar acted along with Madhubala. In 1969, “Aradhana” was released and it became a super duper hit. In 1965, SD composed the music in “Guide” where the songs sung by Rafi and Kishore became very popular. SD had a stroke and could not be present at the studio when Kishore Kumar’s immortal song “Badi Sooni Sooni” in “Milli” was being recorded in 1975.last_img read more