In Pictures: 36th Portlaoise Pantomime a huge success

first_imgHome Lifestyle In Pictures: 36th Portlaoise Pantomime a huge success LifestyleOut and About By Megan Shiel – 27th January 2020 The Portlaoise Pantomime group staged their 36th annual production last week from Saturday 18 to Saturday 25.This year’s production was Robin Hood, a timeless classic and is one of the best loved fairy-tales of all times, adored by both children and adults alike.And it was definitely adored!Tickets flew out the door and the Dunamaise theatre was packed every night.The story unfolded in Sherwood forest told by Barney the bear and Blossom the fairy.When King Richard departs, the kingdom falls into the hands of his brother King John and the nefarious Mumsie who along with the wicked Sheriff rule the land.Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men defend the villagers of Nottingham from the evil rule all while rescuing the lovely Maid Marian, Robin’s sweetheart.The show was full of fun and laughter and even a happily ever after!Our photographer Jordan Harrison was there and he captured some great pictures.Check them out below: Facebook SEE ALSO – Laois nominees sought for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous article‘If Fine Gael are returned to Government … no plans to reduce capacity’ at Portlaoise Hospital claims Minister FlanaganNext articleIn Pictures: A selection of classic images from the Laois-Offaly 2011 General Election count Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook In Pictures: 36th Portlaoise Pantomime a huge success Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSPortlaoise Pantomime group Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Electric Picnic News last_img read more

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Helios raises $630M following Airtel’s tower deal

first_img Tags Home Helios raises $630M following Airtel’s tower deal Helios Towers Africa has pulled in $630 million of fresh funding from financial backers, having just acquired a chunk of Bharti Airtel’s cellular tower portfolio in Africa.The new funds come from new and existing shareholders which are largely composed of leading private-equity groups.And Helios expects to shortly tie-up debt facilities worth a further $350 million, as it looks to grow its tower business through acquisitions and organic growth.The company has acquired 3,100 towers in four African countries from Bharti, which owns a total of 15,000 towers across the continent. The four countries in the sale and leaseback deal were not disclosed.Also, neither company revealed the price for the towers.For its part, Helios now claims to be the tower leader in Africa with a portfolio of over 7,800.The sale by Bharti has been mooted for some time, with Helios seen as one of four frontrunners.The portfolio is spread across so many different countries with various regulations, and a single sale was never realistic. Other piecemeal disposals are likely to follow.Bharti has wanted to sell its towers in Africa for the last year to reduce the cost of investing in passive infrastructure, which has impacted its financial results.Helios currently operates in Ghana, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Funding for Helios came from existing investors Quantum Strategic Partners, Helios Investment Partners, Albright Capital Management, RIT Capital Partners and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). New shareholders are Providence Equity Partners and IFC African, Latin American, and Caribbean Fund. Previous ArticleDish plans 600MHz bid for mobile broadband – reportNext ArticleInterview: Tero Lehtonen, Microsoft Bharti Airtel restructures to sharpen digital focus Richard Handford Asia Relatedcenter_img Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Bharti Airtel makes enterprise IoT play Airtel returns to profit Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 JUL 2014 Bharti-AirtelFinancialHelioslast_img read more

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No. 24 UWF Finishes Off Series Sweep at Christian Brothers

first_imgAfter another double from Wright in the sixth, Sassman homered for the second time in the series to cap off the scoring. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The No. 24 University of West Florida softball team finished off a sweep at Christian Brothers on Monday afternoon with a pair of wins in a doubleheader. UWF improved to 16-8 overall with a 7-4 Gulf South Conference record with the wins, and the team stretched its winning streak to seven games. Callan Taylor led UWF with four hits on Monday afternoon, and Kathleen Smiley, Jibrasha Moore and Rachel Wright each added three. The UWF pitching staff combined for a 1.17 ERA on Monday, with 10 strikeouts and just 10 hits allowed over 12 innings in the circle. Live Stats Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Game 1: UWF 8, CBU 0 (5 innings)Tori Perkins threw her third complete game and first full shutout of the season in the front half of the doubleheader, striking out three and allowing just four hits and a walk in five innings of work. The effort dropped her season ERA to 2.04 and she earned her fourth win in the circle. Perkins also got the offense going early, with an RBI double to right center that scored Tiona Hill after a leadoff walk in the second inning. Hill would add to UWF’s 1-0 lead an inning later with her third home run of the season, blasting a line drive to left center that also scored Jibrasha Moore and Mika Garcia. Preview Sarah Maloney and Olivia Printiss combined to strike out seven CBU batters and allow just six hits. Maloney got the start and allowed three runs over three innings, before Printiss picked up her third win of the year with four innings of shutout relief, allowing only three hits and striking out five batters.   West Florida hit .438 in the three-game series as a team, with Rhiannon Sassman’s six hits, seven runs, two home runs, seven RBIs, 16 total bases and 1.455 slugging percentage leading all players. Tiona Hill and Wright both had five hits apiece, with Hill scoring five times and driving in six runs, and Wright tallying three doubles. Wright and Taylor each finished the game with three hits, marking their first three-hit games of the season.center_img Wright now leads UWF with 10 doubles, and she has eight in her last six games. With 14 and 10 hits in each game of Monday’s doubleheader, UWF now has at least eight hits in its last seven games. The final nail in the coffin was a single up the middle from Callan Taylor that scored Rhiannon Sassman, pushing West Florida ahead 8-0 and giving the Argos a run-rule victory. UWF put up another 3-spot in the fourth, starting with Rachel Wright’s steal of home after CBU tried to catch Garcia stealing second. Jibrasha Moore then doubled to left field to score Garcia, and Moore crossed home on a Meghan Toney double, putting West Florida ahead 7-0. Game 2: UWF 10, CBU 3The series finale was never in doubt for UWF, as the Argonauts put six runs on the board in the first. The first three batters in the West Florida order reached base, as Moore and Wright singled and Sassman drew a walk to load the bases, before Taylor delivered a one-out, two-run single into left field. UWF will be back in action at Mississippi College over the weekend, with games on Saturday and Sunday in Clinton, Mississippi.#ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Perkins drew a bases-loaded walk two batters later, and a two-run double from Jacquelynne Poling stretched the Argonauts lead to 5-0, before Garcia lifted a sac fly for the final run of the inning. CBU bounced back with three runs across the first and second innings, but West Florida punched back with a pair of runs in the fifth and in the sixth. The first two runs came on a single up the middle from Perkins that scored Taylor, and the next was on a sacrifice fly from Poling to stretch it to an 8-3 UWF lead. Watch Live Smiley led UWF with two hits, marking her first multi-hit game of the season, and Moore, Hill, and Garcia each scored twice. at Mississippi College 3/17/2018 – 4:00 pmlast_img read more

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Arsenal Share Points With Wolves With Mkhitaryan Equalizer

first_imgArsenal ‘s winless run was extended to three games after a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s late equalizer cancelled Ivan Cavaleiro’s first-half goal following a flop from Granit Xhaka.Unai Emery’s side are now three points off the top four going into the international break.Wolves took the lead after 15 minutes when Xhaka gave the ball away in midfield allowing Cavaleiro to steal possession, working his way into the box before slotting past Bernd Leno.Chances followed at either end in the aftermath to the goal, with Alexandre Lacazette’s shot blocked by Conor Coady, before Wolves broke and nearly doubled their lead through Raul Jimenez, but his effort was saved by Leno.The visitors continued to pressure Arsenal on the counter through Costa and were defensively solid, ensuring they ended the first half without Arsenal having a shot on target.Matteo Guendouzi came on for Alex Iwobi at halftime as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moved to a central role alongside Lacazette, though the Gunners were nearly in trouble again soon after the restart when Rob Holding brought down Jimenez inside the box, however, no penalty was given.Rui Patricio was finally called into action on the hour mark, tipping over a Lucas Torreira effort from range.Hector Bellerin went close to equalising with 20 minutes to go with a shot that went just over, before turning provider for Aubameyang, but the forward somehow hit the outside of the post from only a few yards out.Leno was on hand to save his side at the other end, denying substitute Diogo Jota from close range, before Arsenal found their equaliser seconds later through Mkhitaryan.Morgan Gibbs-White hit the crossbar with seconds remaining in stoppage time, and Wolves had to settle for a hard-earned point.Relatedlast_img read more

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