New dad Martin scoops €37,000 including a car on Winning Streak!

first_imgNew dad Martin Johnston from Donegal town got parenthood off to a great start when he scooped €37,000 in prizes, including a new car, on the RTE Winning Streak game show.Martin (31) wasn’t watching Winning Streak when his name was pulled out by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy to appear on the show the previous weekend as he was busy looking after his new-born baby daughter, Katelyn, who was born on September 24th!Martin met his wife Ciara in Australia in 2011 while both were travelling and the couple married in April 2016. A large entourage travelled to the RTE studios to support Martin last Saturday including his mum and dad, Kathleen and Tony, and his sisters, Fiona and Regina and brother Thomas.He purchased his Winning Streak scratch card at XL McNulty’s Orchard Park, Drumrooske, Co. Donegal.Martin is a coach driver for Liam Conneely coach tours in Killybegs and is a keen dart thrower. He plays for the Coach House Bar in Donegal town, who are in the Donegal Dart league.A total of €232,000 was won by five lucky players on the third Winning Streak show of the new season, presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy. Winning Streak scratch cards offer a range of great instant cash prizes plus a 3-star prize, which gives players the opportunity to enter a draw to appear on the gameshow. Five players are selected to appear on the Winning Streak TV Gameshow and win up to €500,000 instantly on the Grand Prize Wheel.Winning Streak scratch cards also offer players the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime luxury cruise for two worth €5,000. To enter the draw for the Luxury Cruise for two, entrants must collect the 3 letters S-E-A from the stub portion of their Winning Streak scratch card and send those into the National Lottery in the special grey stub envelope which are available from National Lottery retail sales agents.The Winning Streak TV Gameshow is based solely on chance and there is no skill involved. To enter, players must submit a 3-star ticket in one of the special 3-star envelopes, which are available from all National Lottery Retail Sales Agents. On the Thursday preceding the gameshow, one hundred 3-star entries are drawn randomly in a preliminary draw that takes place under strict security controls in National Lottery offices. From these 100 entries, the five players for the following show are drawn and their names are featured on the gameshow.New dad Martin scoops €37,000 including a car on Winning Streak! was last modified: October 10th, 2017 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:donegalMartin JohnstonRTEWinning Streaklast_img read more


first_img5th races: The M B Medhora Cup dist(abt)1100 mts. 5th races: The M B Medhora Cup dist(abt)1100 mts. Dysnomia (Mr. Subir Dasgupta rep. Cairnhill Stud Farm Pvt. Ltd. & Mr. Anil Gupta)53.5 P.S.Chouhan first Running Hand 55 Dashrath Singh second Aatish 55 B.Nikhil third Cadman 55 Shailesh Shinde fourth All ran Won by: 1/2, 1/2 and 2-1/4 Time: 1 minute 06.703 secs. Tote: Rs. 84/-for win, Rs.16/-, Rs.29/- and Rs.12/- for places FC: Rs.750/- Shp: Rs.73/- Tanala: Rs.1000/- Favourite: Aatish Winner trained by: V Singh — More PTI COR SNP SSClast_img read more

Struggling sea turtle program seeks funding

first_imgRelated posts:Dolphins have been trapped in Costa Rica’s Pacuare River for nearly a month Little has changed 1 year after slaying of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora Perplexing ‘platypus’ dinosaur discovered in Chile US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion It’s been almost a year since themurder of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, but turtle conservation groups across Costa Rica are still reeling from a heightened perception of danger. Now, lacking the funds and manpower to continue as normal, one sea turtle program is seeking help elsewhere.“We have probably seen a 50 percent decrease in the number of volunteers,” said Daniela Moeller, the head of Latin American Sea Turtles (formerly Widecast, the organization Mora had worked for when he was killed). “With fewer volunteers, there are fewer patrols and less money to hire on locals.”LAST’s project, which is based north of the Pacuare River mouth, was named a finalist for a voting contest sponsored by the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) and National Geographic Germany. The contest, now in its third year, chooses conservation projects from around the world to vie for votes from the public. The project with the most votes will receive $35,000 in funding.LAST’s sea turtle conservation project is the only project from Costa Rica in the running. The six other programs include projects for trail development in Georgia, tiger conservation in Sumatra, forest conservation on the island of Bonaire, community environmental management in Madagascar and leopard conservation in Armenia.Cast your vote here on the EOCA’s website. Voting closes Monday at 4 a.m. Facebook Commentslast_img read more