Until a fortnight ago, it was through the Ulster Schools’ Cup that the spotlight fell on exciting prospect Michael Lowry. He captained Royal Belfast Academical Institution to a third successive winning final in 2017.It was straight into the Abbey Insurance Ulster Academy and, along with Inst team mate, James Hume, the future looked good.Injury kept him out of progressing further, but, this year during the pre-season friendlies he made his first senior Ulster appearance at outhalf.Dan McFarland’s needs within the squad two weeks ago, saw Lowry handed his competitive start and on no bigger occasion than a Heineken Champions Cup opener against Leicester Tigers at Kingspan Stadium.Playing at fullback, after a slightly shaky start under the high ball, Lowry was one of the big talking points after the game.For those who perhaps had only heard about the potential talent oozing from this baby faced lad - it was clearly evident.He was robbed off a try on his debut by a high tackle … [Read more...] about MICHAEL LOWRY: Feature focus on the latest rising star in Ulster
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.A teenager from Doncaster is celebrating after winning a prestigious award against all the odds. Chloe Cartwright, 18, has won the energy company CNG’s Rising Star award at the Yorkshire and the Humber Prince’s Trust Awards.She was presented with the award at a ceremony at Aspire in Leeds by CNG’s Abi Aldred (pictured).The Prince’s Trust and TK Maxx & Homesense Awards recognise the achievements of young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life, and had a positive impact on their local community, as well as those who have played a part in supporting the work of The Trust.On the outside, Chloe seemed like a happy, healthy teenager, but her state of mind told a different story.“At 15, I was skipping school and developed depression and anxiety. Soon I started contemplating suicide, she said.”Chloe added: “It was my stepdad who saved me. He helped me so much because he … [Read more...] about Top award winner Chloe is rising star
A teenager working as a compliance and safety apprentice at Card Factory, Wakefield, has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Barclaycard Everywoman in Retail Awards. Lily Carter has been shortlisted in the Rising Star Award category.Winners will be announced on Thursday 13 September during a ceremony at East Wintergarden in London.At 17 years old, and just one week after leaving school, Lily demonstrated an eagerness to get straight into the world of retail. She started her career at Card Factory in 2017 on its new apprenticeship programme. After only three weeks, she was enrolled on the Managing Safely course – which wouldn’t usually be offered to such a young employee – and excelled with flying colours.Lily was allocated a single project within her first month – the annual health and safety training for all stores in the 932-shop estate. She managed the holistic view of the project and even encouraged senior managers to embrace new, more efficient methods of … [Read more...] about Bright future on the cards for rising star Lily
Dominic Raab has long been described as a rising star of the Conservative Party. But in April, the stagnation of his political career was brutally illustrated. Raab was marooned in the middle of ranks of government as a junior housing minister – his path to high office appeared irrevocably blocked. Then came the tabloid sting. An aide to Raab was revealed by the Daily Mirror to have allegedly sold sex to prospective “sugar daddies” online. Raab, a cerebral Brexiteer, was thrust centre-stage in a Whitehall farce. His former employee allegedly derided him as “so weird”, claiming he was “dismissive of women”. “He’s difficult to work with,” she is said to have told an undercover reporter. “I think he thinks he’s the prime minister.” The character assassination made Raab’s chances of achieving that ambition appear painfully slim. Instead of his lofty treatises on libertarian theory, … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Will perpetual rising star Dominic Raab finally shine as Brexit Secretary?
Moorland School’s rising star Ryan Muldoon will be joining Accrington Stanley – bound for League 1 – next season. The Clitheroe school has forged an enviable reputation for producing home-grown and international talent, under the watchful eye of coach Charlie Jackson,and Muldoon, whose family home is in Dubai, is the latest Moorland youngster to put pen to paper with a Football League club.The 15-year- old defender, who also had spells in the junior ranks with Blackburn Rovers and Burnley , said: “This is a great honour for me. I’m absolutely thrilled.”Jackson, who is in charge of the Moorland Football Academy, said: “Ryan has been the mainstay of the Moorland squad, but in the last year he has come on in leaps and bounds.“We are all so proud that he has got this opportunity because Ryan has a tremendous work ethic and is a very dedicated scholar.”Jackson added: “Ryan has had to toughen up because he was a quiet boy, but now … [Read more...] about Rising star Ryan signs on for Stanley