Kanye Votes for Himself as Write-In Candidate

first_imgHe subsequently shared a second video of his ballot being scanned, which he called “the first vote of my life.” Kanye West, the billionaire hip-hop artist and fashion designer who launched an independent presidential bid earlier this year, cast a vote for himself on Tuesday in what he said on Twitter was his first time voting in a presidential election.Because Mr. West, whose campaign began relatively late in the presidential race, failed to qualify for the ballot in Wyoming, where he lives, he was forced to vote for his own ticket as a write-in option.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Mr. West’s campaign was dogged by questions from its inception. When the music mogul launched his bid, some Democrats feared that Mr. West, who has previously voiced his support for President Trump, could be a spoiler in competitive states, siphoning votes that might have gone to Joseph R. Biden Jr.- Advertisement – Though Mr. West ran as an independent — his party is called the Birthday Party — Republican-aligned political operatives were later found to be assisting Mr. West’s efforts to qualify for the ballot.Even with the help, Mr. West’s candidacy was marked by a struggle to make the ballot in most states. The campaign missed the deadline in many states and failed to collect enough valid signatures in others.But Mr. West does appear on ballots in a dozen states, including Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa. “Keep believing Kanye 2020,” he wrote on Twitter, where he shared a video of his ballot. (Wyoming does not have laws forbidding photos of completed ballots.) – Advertisement –last_img read more

MYO make light work of New Amsterdam in Inter-Jamaat softball cricket

first_imgTHE MUSLIM Youth Organisation (MYO) registered an eight-wicket win over the New Amsterdam Central Mosque in the Inter-Jamaat Softball Cricket competition which continued yesterday at the Woolford Avenue ground.New Amsterdam, who won the toss and batted first, reached 114-7 before their allotted 15 overs expired.Middle-order batsman Safraz Kassim led the attack for the visitors. His 27 not out included a six and a four. Richard Kellowan, who scored 23 (1×4, 1×6) and opener Keon DeJesus, who also struck a four and a six in a score of 20, also had starts.Timur Mohamed and Cheddie finished with two wickets each for the home side.Needing to score at 7.66 runs per over, MYO raced to the target in 13.1 overs. Chien ‘Shaheed’ Gittens and Javed Kayume led from the front. Gittens, who hit two sixes and a four, finished with 29 runs, while Kayume, who exploded with four sixes, three of which were consecutive, finished with a game-high 37.Richard Latiff and Mohamed continued the attack after the departure of the openers to add 22 (1×4, 2x6s) and 23 runs (1×4, 2x6s) respectively.last_img read more

St Michaels march on to FAI Junior Cup quarter-finals

first_imgJason Purcell’s side ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of St Michaels 2 Evergreen 0.Stevie O’Donnell was at the match for Tipp FM Sport: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/st-michaels-into-last-eight-of-fai-junior-cup?in=tippfmradio/sets/tipp-fm-sportlast_img

Blow for Manchester City? Napoli move in on £35million-rated strike star

first_imgNapoli are hoping to sign Palermo striker Paulo Dybala – despite the player dreaming of playing in a Manchester City shirt.The Argentinian revealed last week that he has aspirations of playing with countrymen Lionel Messi at Barcelona or with Sergio Aguero at Manchester City.But despite reports that Arsenal have been given the green light to sign him, he could instead be off to Naples where he could link up with a third Argentina striker in Gonzalo Higuain.Napoli are looking to set up a meeting with the player’s agent, Pierpaolo Triulzi, who also looks after former Napoli star Edinson Cavani, who made the exact same switch from Palermo to Napoli back in 2010 before becoming a huge star.Dybala, 21, has scored 11 goals in 22 Serie A appearances so far this season and is valued at around £35million, despite his current contract ending as soon as 2016. Paulo Dybala 1last_img read more


first_imgHeartbroken Lorraine Gallagher has said that only the strength of her two young boys has helped her survive the worst year of her life.The late Erin and Shannon Gallagher.Lorraine was speaking to Donegal Daily on the eve of the anniversary of her daughter Erin’s death a year ago.The Ballybofey mum’s world fell to pieces over the space of six horrific weeks last year when both her daughters, Erin, 13, and Shannon, 15 took their own lives. Now Lorraine says she does not how she would have got through her ordeal but for the birth of her son Lennon and her other son Sean James, 6.Fighting back tears, Lorraine said she has been forced to find an inner-strength she never thought she had to fight on. “There were times when I just thought I would never get through it without Erin and Shannon.“They were my life and to lose them so suddenly will always leave a huge hole in my heart.Lorraine Gallagher“But I knew that I had to stay strong for my son Sean James. “And when Lennon came along, it was as if I had been given even more reason to stay and help make as best a life as I could for the two boys. “The girls doted on Sean James and they would have been exactly the same with Lennon.“I know this is what they would have wanted.“I used to have a house full of girls but now I have a house full of boys I have to look after,” she said.Lorraine is trying to lead as normal a life as possible and even got engaged to partner Phelim Quinn.However, Lorraine, 37, says there is not an hour goes past when something does not remind her of Shannon or Erin. “It’s the little things in life that make you think of them. All the good times we had together and the fun.“I might watch a television show that the girls liked or hear a song from a band that they liked and it will bring all the memories flooding back.“We squeezed a lot of good times into the few short years we were all together,” said LorraineLorraine, partner Phelim and her two sons will attend a special anniversary mass for Erin tomorrow (SUN). In November they repeat the occasion again when they recall the life of Shannon, 15.Shannon took her life saying she could just not carry on without her little sister and best friend Erin.Erin was found dead by Lorraine in their Ballybofey home on October 27th claims that she was being bullied online.Both girls had been students at Finn Valley College.Their deaths sparked a huge investigation into online bullying including the ask-fm site on which Lorraine claimed her youngest daughter was being cyber-bullied on.“Like all girls they would have wanted their own day.“We will recall Erin’s life on Sunday and remember all the good times we had with her and of course Shannon but it will be Erin’s day.“I have bought flowers and we will visit her grave.“We will do the same again in November when it will be Shannon’s day,” said Lorraine.Lorraine admits that she still strives for questions and is still angry at the passing of her two daughters.“I have a very good solicitor in Patsy Gallagher and I am happy to allow the legal path to take its course.“I can’t say too much because it is an ongoing legal situation but I am still very angry at a lot of people in authority,” she said.As the first anniversary of her youngest daughter arrives, Lorraine knows exactly where the beloved sisters would have spent today if they were alive.“They would have been in the Finn Valley Centre watching Jason Quigley fight for gold for Ireland. I have no doubt about it.“Both of them boxed and Katie Taylor was their hero. They would have been in the middle of it all having fun like all the other teenagers.“Their friends will be there and I hope they enjoy themselves and appreciate how lucky they all are.“I meet Shannon and Erin’s friends all the time and they are so good to me.“They know the real people Shannon and Erin were and how much they were loved by the people that matter.“And that’s all that matters to me,” she said.ANNIVERSARY HEARTACHE – I LIVE FOR MY BOYS NOW MY GIRLS ARE GONE was last modified: October 26th, 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:ask.fmErin GallagherLOrraine Gallaghershannon gallagherSUICIDElast_img read more