A Donegal man in Australia got more than he bargained for when he went on a date in Sydney over the weekend!The man who wishes to remain anonymous, decided to try and find love this Valentines weekend, and decided to meet a young lady through a dating website in Sydney. The date went OK, but there was no real spark for the Donegal man, so he decided to send his date a polite text message to say, he had a good time, but she wasn’t his ‘cuppa of tea’.However, her response via e-mail stunned the Donegal man, as it seems the young Asian lady fell head over heels for this mysterious lothario from the hills!Below is the e-mail he sent to us at Donegal Daily, a very long one, we might add, which also includes a poem at the end – dedicated to the Donegal heartthrob!“I am really dumbfounded by your sms. I actually found you very cute and a lot better looking than your photo. For the first time after meeting so many guys I thought you were the only one I had chemistry with and I thought u felt the same considering your ha** on. Even if I found a guy not for me I would try to offer some sort of explanation as I believe in karma, how you treat others will return to oneself.If I have offended you in any way I offer my appologies, although as Librans we may look soft and fluffy on the outside but I am pretty rough type and sometimes I offend people without knowing. I would really appreciate in what way I fell short of your expectations, was I not pretty enough, you didn’t like the fact I went out with so many boys, what is it. You told me your friends are leaving Sydney, so wouldn’t it be wise to know one more friend rather than a foe. Once you know me as a person I am very nice, if Its not cause I smashed my car I would’ve given u a lift home that night at the risk of being caught as I have lost my licence.Even if we cant be lovers, I’d love to be your friend so please reconsider you seemed like such a nice guy I was shocked at the bluntness of ur sms you really dont look like a guy who would dump a girl wout offering an explanation. I’d like you to think about it for a few days and if you ever change ur mind sms me and I will be just happy if you accepted me as a friend in fact I’d like to spend u dinner and this time I will come to Bondi to see you. “And thanks for coming to Chatswood. The insurance company said I should get back my car on the 26th of March then if ure ever decide to be my friend I’d gladly drive you around. I am really a nice person contrary to what you may think of me. Once I make a person a boyfriend I am completely faithful to him. Just to show you I am a genuine person you can google me on **** ****, most of the story is true. Like I say you said you didn’t have many friends in Sydney I’d like to offer u my friendship.My friends really like me a lot and I would do anything for them. I want you to know you are the first internet person I kissed and wanted to have s** with, I really thought you felt the same unless you’re a damned good actor.I will dedicate this poem for you to reflect when you’re having a break from ur painting. Once a ****** sent me a flirt, He looked rather goofy so I didn’t think too much. He invited me to a date, turned out to be as cute as Donald Duck. The night turned out to be splendid, we sat at the train station and turned cartwheels with our tongue ummm…..“I can still feel his touch on my b***s and feel his h**d on in my hands as we stole kisses for all to see and was the envy of all the Northshore passers by. So tempted I was to do it with him, for he was tall, cute and most of all was kind, soft, the guy dreams were made of hundreds of men have approached me, but one by one I turned them down.Finally found one I liked only to be told in his Irish way, I’m not his cuppa tea – whatever that means. Hope one day he’ll forgive me, for I dont even know how I offended him. For id luv to taste his sweet lips and consumate our romantic romp in the alley!DONEGAL MAN IN OZ GETS HILARIOUS E-MAIL IN RESPONSE TO VALENTINES DATE was last modified: February 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AsiandonegalE-mailFeaturesnewsValentine’s Date
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces In the continuing effort to stop the bleeding, newspapers continue to try new ways to recover some losses and stop giving away all of their content for free. As online advertising has not proven sufficient to fully cover costs, some publishers, such as the Wall Street Journal, have turned to pay walls. A new trend, however, seems to have taken hold – charging for a mobile app. The Washington Post has joined The Guardian in charging for its iPhone app, according to an article this morning in Paid Content. The Washington Post iPhone app will cost $1.99 for 12 months of mobile access to the paper’s content, which will include offline reading. The Guardian recently announced that it had sold 101,457 downloads of its iPhone app, which, at $3.99 a pop, means over $400,000 for the British paper. The interesting distinction to note here is that the Washington Post’s app is more like a newspaper subscription of old. You aren’t paying a one-time fee for the app, you’re paying for a year’s use, meaning if you like the content and want continued access, it’s going to see another $1.99 from you in a year. When you compare these sorts of numbers to the 35 subscribers to Newsday, the future might look brighter for newspapers. We’re thinking that mobile users are used to paying small fees for quality applications and, while they could use their mobile browser to visit the free website, they’ll likely pay the two bucks to see content tailored to the mobile platform instead.CNN, as Paid Content points out, takes a similar approach, charging for its iPhone application, but its charge is a one-time fee. Offering an app as a timed subscription is a bit of a twist, but mobile may be just the environment to try out this sort of payment model.The Washington Post iPhone app will be available for purchase today, but was not up by the time of this article. mike melanson Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#New Media#news#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …
By Marie Boles and Jennifer YinglingFlickr [Art of Healing by Hartwig HKD, November 16, 2009, CC BY-ND 2.0]Violence is a scary word for children Violence is even more frightening when it is witnessed. Both mothers and children engrossed in an environment polluted by domestic violence can lead to detrimental physical and emotional scars. The Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (2013) has adopted a therapeutic method of responding to mothers and children who come from a home of domestic violence, whether it be a civilian or military family. This method is called, “Write It Out: Using Words and Art to Strengthen and Heal Family Bonds.” The bond between mothers and children are strengthened through creating artistic masterpieces. They believe that writing and drawing can provide an outlet for families to explore their thoughts and feelings in relation to the trauma that each has experienced. Verbalizing thoughts and emotions can be challenging for children and parents. “Children may find expressive projects a safe time to explore feelings for their other parent or family members” . Exposing mothers and children to this medium can create a safe space for both of them to collaborate together. This collaboration may lead to opening up to one another in a comfortable environment where each mother and child can listen to the thoughts being expressed from each other. This creative delivery can be valuable to service professionals as they work with mothers and children who were exposed to domestic violence. Oftentimes, before children are comfortable opening up, getting their mind on another task can be a technique to lead them into the comforting stage of expression. The questions that service professionals should consider while working with this demographic is, how can we make this family most comfortable? After learning about the mother and child’s interest, which activity would be most beneficial to them? When and if this creative expression brings out strong emotions among either/both mother and child, how can I successfully use this medium to respond to their narrative that they are essentially portraying through their art?Violence in the home often leads to a fractured relationship between a mother and her children. This occurs for a myriad of reasons, including fracturing from coping mechanisms as a means of survival opposed to a means of healing. The Joyful Heart Foundation identifies some these copings methods as “siding with the violent parent, spacing and numbing out of the moment, and creating rituals for safety” . “Experts have concluded that the most important protective resource to enable a child to cope with exposure to violence is a strong relationship with a competent, caring, positive adult, most often a parent” . The various art therapy activities provided by the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (2013) is a resource that helps strengthen the relationship between mothers and her children. The service professionals bringing forth the activities help determine the type of art technique used based on the clients’ needs and what each client is comfortable with. Storytelling and creating a piece of art based on emotions brought out of the story may work for one child. Another child may benefit from writing out those emotions in a journal. The beneficial aspect of this type of therapy is how versatile the activities are. As service professionals and advocates for these mothers and her children, we must be flexible with the art activities and respect the needs and concerns of the families. The outstanding question that remains is how do we use this therapy within our practice and struggling families? The first thing to consider is to understand the client’s unique circumstances to determine the best art technique to use. It is imperative to keep in mind that engaging in certain activities can elicit uncomfortable feelings and memories from the mothers and children. Always make the families aware of the fact that they may discontinue the art therapy at any time they wish .There are other programs within the United States, as well programs in other countries, which provide art therapy for mothers and children recovering from domestic violence. In Toronto, Canada a program geared towards parenting after abuse is titled YWCA Toronto. England offers the D.A.R.T. (Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together) programs for sessions of support for mothers and children. In Marietta, Georgia there is the Art it Out Therapy Center which provides services to individuals of any age. References Effects of Domestic Violence on Mothers and Children. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn/domestic-violence/effects-domestic-violence Hart, S., Jones, A., Maynard, J., Scanlon, A., Torchia, A., Williams, S., & Wilson, P. (2013). Write it out: using words and art to strengthen and heal family bonds. Retrieved from http://promising.futureswithoutviolence.org/files/2014/01/Write-It-Out-Using-Words-and-Art-to-strengthen-and-heal-family-bonds.pdf Groves, B.M., & Zuckerman, B. (1997). Interventions with parents and caregivers of children who are exposed to violence. In J. Osofsky (Eds.), Children in a violent society (pp. 183-201). New York: Guilford Press. This post was written by Marie Boles and Jennifer Yingling, guest bloggers for the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Marie and Jennifer are masters-level marriage and family therapist (MFT) in training enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department at Valdosta State University. They also work as MFT interns at VSU’s FamilyWorks Clinic, a community-based family therapy clinic. You may find more about the authors, here. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD team on our website, on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
Eight members of a Greater Noida family on their way to the Taj Mahal were killed when their car rammed a truck on Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district on Sunday, police said. Five members of the family from Jewar in Gautam Budh Nagar district died on the spot when their car rammed the truck moving ahead of it around 8.30 a.m. in the Baldeo police station area, about 30 km from Mathura city. Three others succumbed to injuries at a hospital, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Aditya Kumar Shukla said. According to a police statement, the family was going to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. Mr. Shukla said the car was completely mangled and they had to use gas cutters to bring out the bodies. The deceased have been identified as Neeraj (30), Anita (30), Vishnu (23), Taruna (21), Santoshi (19), Shalu (20), Anjali (11) and Gabbar (24), the police officer said. Truck driver flees The truck driver fled with his vehicle from the spot after the accident, the officer said. The 165-km-long Yamuna Expressway, connecting Greater Noida with Agra, has witnessed hundreds of deaths in road accidents over the years, with officials saying that many of them occurred due to overspeeding. Last Tuesday, three men returning from a wedding in Aligarh to their homes in Ghaziabad died on the expressway after their speeding car crashed into a truck, the police said.