The 2013 Northwest Garden Rose finalists from left, Ciara McBride representing The Finn Valley Voice, Grace Doherty representing The Villa Rose Hotel, Cliona Rushe representing The Navenny Grill, Bronagh Kelly representing Murray’s Pharmacy Castlefinn (Runner Up), Leanne Sweeney representing Kees Hotel (2013 Northwest Garden Rose), Laura Friel representing Public Image (Runner Up), Leslie Magee, representing Media Box, Michelle Gallagher representing Sign Worx, Nicola Brolly representing Lynchs Tavern, Aisling Rader representing Finn Valley Nurseries and Shona Molloy representing McBride’s Bar.Leeanne Sweeney from Killygordon, representing Kees Hotel in Stranorlar has been crowned the 2013 Northwest Garden Rose.Leanne will now undertake her official duties next weekend at the fourth annual Northwest Garden Show which takes place at CPI Complex Castlefinn on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.Leanne Sweeney representing Kees Hotel is announced Northwest Garden Rose 2013. She is pictured with runners up Bronagh Kelly representing Murrays Pharmacy Castlefinn and Laura Friel representing Public Image.The Northwest Garden Rose final took place in McBride’s Lounge in Castlefinn on Friday night. The second annual Garden Rose competition was sponsored by McElhinney’s Department Store. It was also supported by Newbridge Silverware, Lancome and Public Image. Laura Friel sponsored by Public Image and Bronagh Kelly sponsored by Murrays Pharmacy Castlefinn were runners up.The judging panel was made up of Dana McMahon, Head of Buying at McElhinneys, Linda McMenamin, Public Image and Rachel Ewing, 2012 Northwest Garden Rose.Organiser and Northwest Garden Show Committee Member Shane Lafferty congratulated all the finalists and said “it was a very difficult decision for the judges.”The 2013 Northwest Garden Rose Leanne Sweeney representing Kees Hotel with organiser and Northwest Garden Show Committee Member, Shane Lafferty.The master of ceremonies for the event was Paul Logue who brought out the best in all of 11 Roses. Speaking after her crowning ceremony Leeanne said she was “shocked but thrilled and honoured with the title.”The Northwest Garden Show paid tribute to all sponsors and to all sponsoring companies who entered a Rose. In particular CPI Director Michael Carlin extended a word of thanks to McElhinneys, Public Image, Lancome, Newbridge Silverware, Tinneys Bar, McGlynns Restaurant, Kees Hotel, Carlin Cabs and McGranaghan’s Shop.The 2013 Northwest Garden Rose Leanne Sweeney from Killygordon with her sisters.The other finalists were:Cliona Rushe representing The Navenny GrillCiara McBride representing The Finn Valley Voice Aisling Rader representing Finn Valley NurseriesGrace Doherty representing The Villa Rose HotelLeslie Magee representing Media BoxNicola Brolly representing Lynch’s Tavern Shona Molloy representing McBride’s BarMichelle Gallagher representing Sign WorxThe 2013 Northwest Garden Rose judges, the Winner and the Runners Up. Pictured left to right are Rachel Ewing 2012 Northwest Garden Rose and Judge, Dana McMahon Head of Buying McElhinneys, Bronagh Kelly representing Murrays Pharmacy Castlefinn, Leanne Sweeney representing Kees Hotel, Northwest Garden Rose 2013, Laura Friel representing Public Image (runner up) and Linda McMenamin Public Image, Judge.THE NORTHWEST GARDEN SHOW ROSE IS…..KILLYGORDON’S LEANNE was last modified: May 19th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Northwest Garden Show Rose
Earlier this week, The Trevor Project hosted its 2017 TrevorLIVE New York gala at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds was honored with The Trevor Project’s Hero Award, LGBTQ advocate and equality trailblazer Edie Windsor received the Icon Award, and Deloitte was honored with the 20/20 award. The star-studded event was led by Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, and featured special performances by Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons and Broadway stars Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan.Additional guests included BD Wong, Brendan Monaghan, Dana Goldberg, Denis O’Hare, EJ Johnson, Eli Tokash, Eric Rutherford, Freema Agyeman, Gideon Glick, Jackie Cruz, James Lecesne, Mark Herman, Mark Myars, Mark Woods, Max Emerson, Micah Jesse, Mila Jam, Omar Sharif Jr., Parker Hurley, Peggy Rajski, Randy Rainbow, Ryan Jordan Santana, Taye Diggs, Tim Davis, and Tyler Glenn.During the event, Imagine Dragons, who played stripped down versions of their hits including “Radioactive” and new singles “Believer” and “Whatever It Takes”, announced a new music festival called “Love Loud” that will take place August 26 in Provo, Utah to support LGBTQ charities including The Trevor Project.Additional highlights from the event included:Broadway star Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan opened the show in true Broadway fashion with a choreographed original musical number “I Wish I Were Gay”.Host John Oliver led the evening by praising the LGBTQ community for standing up for each other saying, “What inspires me most about pride, is although the civil rights of the LGBTQ community are so consistently under siege, its members remain accepting, inclusive, and open-hearted. The Trevor Project represents the spirit of showing up for each other. It stands for love and trust and hope and support and honesty and belonging.”James Lecesne presented the Icon Award to LGBTQ activist Edie Windsor who took a stance for marriage equality during her acceptance speech. “There is talk in our current administration to end same-sex marriage, but there is no same-sex marriage in this country, there is no gay marriage in this country. There is only marriage,” stated Windsor. “So, if they want to get rid of same-sex marriage, they have to go to a different country that has it. I repeat it and ask you all to follow suit. There is only marriage in this country.”Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn presented the Hero Award to Imagine Dragons lead singer and good friend Dan Reynolds, who gave a heartfelt acceptance speech giving insight into his upbringing and his internal fight with his Mormon religion. “I always had a hard time with faith,” said Reynolds. “As I got older it came time for Mormons to go on a mission. I decided for those two years I was going to 100% put my heart into it. I knocked on thousands of doors. For those 2 years when people asked me what the doctrine was and they said, ‘Hey I’m gay,” I thought that it was a sin because that’s what I had been raised to teach. I hold regret about that until this day. I wish I could re-knock on those doors and tell them I was wrong. I can’t do that. All I can do is come forward to you today and say I’m sincerely sorry.” Reynolds continued to talk about falling in love and finding truth. “I met this girl and I fell in love with her. When I met her, she was living with her two best friends who were lesbians. My wife was my missionary. She taught me what I already knew in my heart, which was that to be gay is beautiful.”For more information on TrevorLIVE New York here.
APTN National News OTTAWA–Moments after Manitoba chiefs stated during an Ottawa press conference they would not participate in a planned meeting Friday with the prime minister unless Gov. Gen. David Johnston also attended, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement saying a ceremonial meeting would take place with the Crown’s representative at Rideau Hall.Johnston will be meeting with First Nations chiefs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, following a planned meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a delegation of about 30 people including First Nations chiefs, elders, women and youth.It’s remained unclear Thursday afternoon how this invitation would impact the position of chiefs who have said they would not participate in the meeting with Harper unless Johnston was involved.The governor general’s involvement was one of the prerequisites set by Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence to end her nearly month-long hunger strike. It also remained unclear whether Friday’s planned ceremonial meeting with Johnston would be enough for Spence to end her hunger strike.Danny Metatawabin, Spence’s spokesman, said he had no comment until he consulted with the Attawapiskat chief who began her hunger strike on Dec. 11.Harper is scheduled to meet with First Nations leaders at about 12:45 p.m. at Langevin Block, which houses his working office across from Parliament Hill. Harper is expected to be present at the meeting for only the beginning and again at the end.The three-hour meeting will also include Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, Treasury Board President Tony Clement and parliamentary secretary for Aboriginal Affairs Greg Rickford.
Khaleda Zia. File photoBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has fallen seriously ill, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Tuesday.”Khaleda is seriously ill. She vomitted before appearing before the court in Naiko case. She is unable to keep her head strait,” he told reporters after meeting the BNP chairperson at the makeshift court at the abandoned central jail in Old Dhaka.Khaleda’s lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukdar alleged that the former prime minister was forced to attend the court.Anti-Corruption Commission lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kazal told reporters that Khaleda Zia attended the court and she talked with her lawyers.He said the court rejected Khaleda’s petition seeking records including evidence of the case.An order on framing charges against Khaleda Zia will be passed on 1 April if the hearing in favour of Khaleda Zia is not held on the day, Kajol quoted the court as saying.On 9 December 2007, the ACC filed the case for handing over three gas fields to the Canadian comapany Naiko allegedly by abusing power, which caused, according to case statement, a loss of Tk 137.77 billion of the state.The ACC gave charge-sheet implicating 11 people including Khaleda Zia in 2008.Khaleda has been in the jail since 8 February 2018 when she was convicted in a graft case.Her party BNP termed the case a politically motivated one.