Tragic model, actress and mum Jasmine McMonagle was buried alongside her beloved grandmother Rose in her native Co Donegal today.There were poignant scenes as hundreds of people walked the short distance from St Mary’s Church in Castlefinn to the nearby graveyard to say a final farewell to the 28-year-old.The mum-of-two was murdered at her home in Killygordon in the early hours of Friday last, a home she shared with her two young daughters Skye, 7 and Luna, 1. Those who attended Jasmine’s funeral mass were told how she was such a caring person who always put others first.When her grandmother passed away when she was 17, Jasmine got a tattoo with the words ‘Gran Rose’ on it to remember her by.She also wrote a poem the day her grandmother died which was read out at the end of the funeral mass.The late Jasmine McMonagleFr Oliver Crilly said it was fitting that Jasmine would now be laid to rest alongside her grandmother Rose whom she loved so much. Fr Crilly said he had spent some time with the family at their home in Castlefinn and it was clear that they were very close.He added that death was difficult at any time but at this time and in such circumstances were even more difficult.“But bereavement around Christmas time is harder. Bereavement associated with cruel trauma is the hardest of all,” he said.Fr Crilly said Jasmine was a good mum who had a very special relationship with her children. “She loved to give, she spoilt her wee brother Christopher when he was young and even now when he was 22 years old,” he said.He said Jasmine, who had done some modelling, always presented herself well. “She didn’t just follow the fashions. She loved to be different, to be herself.”Fr Crilly said family was very always important to Jasmine and her family “have been very impressive during these dark days”.“And they have been buoyed up by the support and response of the local community.”Mourners were told that Jasmine had her own style and like to keep up with fashion trends but also created her own trends which made her stand out from the crowd. He added that like her mother, Jasmine liked to study people and their behaviour and thought that she one day would also like to be a private detective.Among those who mourned Jasmine were her mother Jacqueline, sister Jenna, brother Christopher as well as her daughters and a wide circle of family and close friends.Hundreds of people turned up at St Mary’s Church in the border village to say one last goodbye to the young woman who had grown up amongst them.She had left the area dreaming of becoming a model and an actress before settling in Killygordon in east Donegal where she made a home with her two little girls.But it was here where those dreams ended abruptly when she was murdered in the early hours of Friday morning last.Among the general attendance at the funeral mass were senior members of An Garda Siochana investigating Jasmine’s death including Inspector Michael Harrison, Detective Sgt Michael Galvin and Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell.A printed copy of the poem which Jasmine wrote for her late grandmother on her passing as well as a picture of her two children were among the items brought to the altar as offertory gifts.A friend also read a small poem written by Jasmine’s heartbroken brother Christopher in which he warned her not to visit Kentucky Fried Chicken too much!As Jasmine’s coffin was led from the church for burial, one of her favourite songs ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, was played from the church’s speaker system.Mourners wiped away tears as they said one final farewell to the pretty young blonde woman taken in the prime of her life as her children just started out on theirs.* Richard Burke, aged 27, Ms McMonagle’s former partner, appeared at Sligo District Court on Saturday night last charged with her murder.Tragic mum-of-two Jasmine laid to rest beside her late grandmother was last modified: January 9th, 2019 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)
26 January 2009Local e-commerce comparison site Jump Shopping chose bidorbuy as the best South African online auction site for the third year running in 2008. Bidorbuy attributes its success to a simple business model: make a website and allow other people to trade on it among themselves.Established in 1999 for individuals to buy and sell their wares online, bidorbuy’s registered users passed the 300 000 mark by November, a growth of 40%, while average sales have risen from about R9-million a month a year ago to about R20-million a month currently.About 80% of transactions are concluded in the auction format, the remainder being fixed-price sales. In line with perceived international trends, the company expects an increase in fixed-price listings.“The move towards fixed-price items seems the logical next step,” says bidorbuy director Andy Higgins.“After all, some people prefer to come to the site, browse, and buy. They don’t want to waste time on a lengthy bidding process at the end of which they may have nothing to show for it, because someone else might outbid them and walk away with the item they wanted to buy.”Crazy Wednesday, Snap FridayHowever, according to bidorbuy, their sellers do not quite see it that way: many maintain that they have a better chance of selling their merchandise, and at a higher profit, when they list them in auction format.The buyers, meanwhile, favour the auctions starting from R1 with no reserve, which have become so popular that the company has dedicated two days of the week to such auctions: Crazy Wednesday and Snap Friday.Most of the R1, no-reserve, items on bidorbuy are in the low to medium value category, though every now and then a seller will stage a surprise and raise everything: a two-bedroom apartment in Helderkruin, in Gauteng’s West Rand, closed at R390 000, having opened at R1 without reserve, while a second-hand Mercedes Benz CLK320 has also appeared on a R1 no-reserve auction.“It must be emphasised that auctions are not an efficient way of selling all goods – they do not always work well for items whose price can be anticipated in advance,” Higgins says. “But auctions do excel when they are called to set the price for items of indeterminable value, for example collectibles or used items. In those cases, the auctions provide a very good dynamic pricing mechanism.”Simple formulaAll in all, the bidorbuy business model boils down to a very simple formula: make a website and allow other people to trade on it among themselves, the company says.“As a company, bidorbuy has no contact with the goods traded on its site. It does not need to worry about warehouses and shipping and other complicated details.”Bidorbuy also points out that its business model has shown unusual vitality in these times of the economic gloom.“Up to a point, consumer-to-consumer online sites like bidorbuy.co.za thrive on recession, because that is when people come to the site to sell in order to improve their finances and to buy bargains in order to save on their expenses.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
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I talked w/ Dave, Intel IT guy. Hank and I decided to take a road trip to Denver today to attend the latest event. Hank is writing up a blog that we will be updating as well. http://communities.intel.com/openport/blogs/server/2008/06/26/live-from-intel-premier-it-professional-eventdenver check out his blog. If you are interested in a play by play.. I’m using twitter @ http://twitter.com/JoshProStar.Here’s the booth’s that are here.