Women in Ireland set new record for world's largest skinny dip

We are all different shapes and sizes and ages and it was just super' said one participant as clambered from the bracing water

Thousands of Irish women shed their inhibitions and their clothes on a secluded beach 30 miles south of Dublin today for a world-record setting "skinny dip" to raise funds for a children's cancer charity.

Most of those who participated in the dip were cancer survivors.

So far, the event has raised over €260,000 for the charity.

Featherstone made a decision to launch the event just six weeks after undergoing a mastectomy.

"I had a brainwave to do something fun", the 53-year-old mother-of-three wrote on this year's registration page.

Tesla to cut staff by 9 percent in drive for profitability
At the same time, the job cuts announced today will reduce Tesla's costs, allowing the company to reach profitability more easily. To those who are departing, thank you for everything you've done for Tesla and we wish you well in your future opportunities.

Warriors’ GM Bob Myers will give Kevin Durant new deal he wants
I want him to be happy and want him to know we want him as long as he wants to be here. "He's earned that to lay out the terms". If you have to have the best ISO player on Earth, then you've got to live with some ISO's when maybe you don't want them.

Man holds two people hostage in Paris
He said to be armed with a bomb and a fake handgun and had originally taken three people hostage but one managed to escape. The man reportedly asked to speak to the Iranian embassy to deliver a message to the French government, Reuters reports .

"Half the people who were there either had cancer or were affected by cancer or were supporting somebody or remembering someone who had cancer - every woman had their own little story of why they did it".

A total of 2,505 women of all ages took part in the event on Meaghermore beach in Co Wicklow, where the sea temperature was just 12 degrees Celsius.

The previous record was created by them in Perth, Australia where 786 people participated. It was great craic, ' Deirdre Betson from Dunboyne told a Reuters reporter after leaving the water. "It was unbelievable. I have never been naked in front of anybody before, except my husband, and it was brilliant and bracing", she said.

Organiser Dee Featherstone, who led Saturday's charge into the Irish Sea, said the numbers exceeded her wildest dreams. "So proud to have been a part of it", she wrote, adding, "aren't women just fantastic".

Related:

  • Italy's Conte give backing for Russia's return to G8

    Italy's Conte give backing for Russia's return to G8

    When he said, " It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run ", you have to wonder who he meant by "we". Noting Ali's conviction had been overturned, Tweel said "there is no conviction from which a pardon is needed".

    Zidane: I didn't leave Madrid to take France job

    He replaces Zinedine Zidane , who shockingly and abruptly left the club on the final day of last month. At the very highest level, however, he is still somewhat untried.

    The Essentials of Being an Eco-Friendly Hotel

    Conserve Energy Lights, water heaters, and air conditioning units, among other things, consume the most electricity in hotels. Through these actions, the hotel can build a better name by showing its clients how it values environmental sustainability.
  • Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing

    Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing

    Charles Armstrong: I think that lifting sanctions is probably the key priority right now, but I think that... We're not special, but we're Americans and we know what freedom's like, and we have to stand up for this.
    Uber vs. Lyft in the electric scooter market

    Uber vs. Lyft in the electric scooter market

    The companies also need to share trip data with the city and offer a plan for low-income riders. The other companies are Scoot, Skip, Razor , Hopr, USSCooter and Ridecell.
    Officer rescues toddler running on side of IL  highway

    Officer rescues toddler running on side of IL highway

    The department's post says the child "escaped his mother's watchful eye" and wandered along Route 59 as traffic whizzed by. Mannino then tells dispatchers he would begin looking for the boy's parents. "We attribute that to Sgt.
  • Sporting chief offers to quit to halt player exodus

    Sporting chief offers to quit to halt player exodus

    Last month, about 50 fans forced their way into the team's training center and assaulted players and staff. Four more Sporting Lisbon players have rescinded their contracts with the troubled Portuguese club.
    Vietnam says will deal with ‘extremists’ behind protest clashes

    Vietnam says will deal with ‘extremists’ behind protest clashes

    Footage of the unrest was aired on the state TV channel with a red cross drawn across it, indicating the authorities' disapproval. Animosity toward China runs high in Vietnam, driven in recent years by territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

    How Home-based Business Can Benefit from Coworking Spaces

    More so, it can encourage productivity by being able to lessen boredom since you will be surrounded by people you can talk to. It Fits the Bill According to statistics, self-employment is on the rise, increasing by as much as 40% in the U.S . by 2020.
  • Ruthless Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach final

    Ruthless Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach final

    A visibly dejected Schwartzman took only one point on his serve before losing the fifth game while Nadal held to lead 5-1. The 16th-seeded Gauff, who is 14 years old, beat 15th-seeded Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-3.
    Your kitchen towels could give you food poisoning, study suggests

    Your kitchen towels could give you food poisoning, study suggests

    The researchers said that the data suggest that unhygienic handling of non-vegetarian food commonly happens in the kitchen. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US.

    Trump credits Warmbier for NK summit: 'Otto did not die in vain'

    In April, Warmbier's parents filed a lawsuit against North Korea, alleging that the government tortured and murdered their son. At a certain point, I really think he's going to do something about it'.

Comments

Latest news

Real Madrid appoints Julen Lopetegui as coach
Lopetegui took over Spain in July 2016 after Vicente del Bosque retired from the role. He previously managed Porto and the Spanish underage teams.

13 dead in ‘IS attack’ on Afghan Ministry
Pakistan has always been accused of supporting the Taliban and providing safe haven to its leaders - charges Islamabad denies. Noori said that elsewhere in Ghazni, at least three local police and 10 Taliban were killed in clashes.

Trump says Kim Jong Un will "start now" on denuclearization
Speaking to Cuomo, Rodman got emotional as he spoke of his efforts of trying to bring bitter rivals North Korea and the United States together.

Photos of Prince George Playing With a Gun Cause Controversy
My American side here, biased maybe b/c of everyday #gunviolence in United States of America , but my British side agrees. Prince George - wearing a navy shirt, beige shorts and navy sneakers - played around with a polo mallet in the grass.

U.S. lauds its ties with Taiwan on dedication of new office
The widely read Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times on Tuesday said China needed to warn Taiwan and the USA against provocation.

Actress Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charge in Virginia
The Charmed alum's trial date has been set for Tuesday, June 12, just one day after her indictment. In January 2017, the actress' wallet went missing while she was waiting at baggage claim.

Macedonia and Greece reach agreement in name dispute
A resolution of the dispute would see Greece lift objection to Macedonia's accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation . He added that Macedonia would take a new "compound name with a geographical denominator", without spelling out the name.

Homeowner’s association issued gator warning before attack in Davie
A witness said he saw Matsuki walking two dogs and then noticed the dogs alone, barking near the water. Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.

Gal Gadot joins art heist comedy starring The Rock
As first reported by The Hashtag Show and now confirmed by Deadline , Gal Gadot will co-star opposite Johnson in Red Notice . In the global action-thriller, Johnson plays an Interpol agent tasked with capturing the most wanted art thief in the world.

Man 'armed with bomb' takes pregnant woman hostage in Paris
The attacker, who appeared to be brandishing a fake weapon, had doused his remaining two hostages in petrol, the source said. A pregnant woman is reportedly being held captive along with possibly two other people in Paris , according to Daily Mail .

Pakistan to face Scotland in first T20 in Edinburgh
The second T20I will be played on Wednesday (tomorrow). "It's no good losing the lesson and the game, you've got to take something from it", he added.

Future 'unlimited' for Crawford after commanding Horn defeat
Coming into this fight I was the challenger and I too much didn't like that, I wanted the title again. Expect Horn to press and press, leaving no stone unturned in his hope of breaking Crawford's will.

Uber launches a low-data Lite app that's just 5MB in size
Uber Lite is now being piloted in three cities of Delhi, Jaipur, and Hyderabad and will be rolled out across the country soon. Uber is claiming a 300-millisecond response time on the application and is also claiming support for all Android phones.

Mary Carillo on the tragic passing of Maria Bueno
She won 19 Grand Slam titles overall, seven in singles, 11 in doubles and one in mixed doubles, between 1959 and 1966. Retiring from the sport in 1977, she became a commentator herself for the Brazilian channel SporTV.

Money Saving Tips for Business Owners
JJBender.com is a trustworthy and reputable source of used office equipment that offers a wide variety of products. And in today’s economy, every small business owner is looking for ways to save money and reduce expenses.

Other news