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WE WANT ALL YOUR PICTURES AS DONEGAL GOES SOCCER-MAD FOR EURO 2012

first_imgEuro 2012 officially kicks off tonight in Poland.Hundreds of lucky Irish soccer fans have travelled from Donegal to cheer on the Boys in Green.But for those of us left behind, we’ll be making the most of it all from here. And we want your pictures of the occasion.If you have painted your house, car or dog or stuck an Irish shirt on your pet budgie, then we want to known about it.Now we want pictures of it all.If you spill a table of drinks when Robbie Keane puts one past the Italians, then we want a picture. When Shay Given pulls off another spectacular save and your granny kisses the television, we want a picture of that too.And we promise – we’ll print them all.Just get them to us at [email protected] and we’ll take care of the rest. WE WANT ALL YOUR PICTURES AS DONEGAL GOES SOCCER-MAD FOR EURO 2012 was last modified: June 8th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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isiZulu film a hit in Venice, Toronto

first_img17 September 2004Darrell Roodt’s “Yesterday”, the first ever feature-length film in isiZulu (with English subtitles), took its story of an HIV-positive mother deserted by her husband to the Venice and Toronto international film festivals this month – and triumphed at both venues.“Yesterday”, written and directed by Roodt and produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring, was awarded the inaugural Human Rights Film Award at the 2004 Venice International Festival, which took place in the first week of September.A week later, “Yesterday” made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was chosen for a special screening along with another movie by Singh’s company Videovision Entertainment, “Red Dust” – and seven other South African films making up the festival’s national cinema programme, “South Africa: Ten Years Later”. ‘Red Dust’ rises in TorontoToronto celebrates SA film Singh announced from Toronto on Thursday that HBO Films had acquired “Yesterday” for distribution in the United States, where it will be released in January 2005 through Fine Line, the speciality film division of New Line Cinema, the company that produced and distributed the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.Local praise for “Yesterday” has been echoed by international critics. Variety declared the film “a work of quiet power, universality and heart-rending compassion”, while The International Herald Tribune said “it is not only a moving film, but also an unexpectedly uplifting experience to watch”.“Yesterday”, currently on circuit in South Africa, is featured on the Top Ten Box Office list.Shot on location in the Bergville region of KwaZulu-Natal, “Yesterday” stars Leleti Khumalo of “Sarafina!” fame, Kenneth Kambule (“Backstage”, “Generations”, “I Dreamed Of Africa”), Harriet Lehabe, Camilla Walker and child star Lihle Mvelase.The film tells the story of a young mother, Yesterday, who discovers that she is HIV-positive. Her husband, a migrant mineworker, refuses to accept this, and Yesterday is left to fend for herself and her daughter, Beauty, hoping she will survive long enough to see Beauty go to school.“Even though the film is in isiZulu with English subtitles, we are confident that audiences will respond positively to ‘Yesterday’, as it is a universal story that takes one on a journey through one woman’s life and highlights her courage and determination to overcome insurmountable odds”, said Singh.“Yesterday” is the first feature film to have the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which will use the film as a resource in its social development programme, especially in its HIV/Aids and education focus areas.“When Anant Singh approached us about the making of the film, we had no hesitation in responding”, Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive John Samuel said before a gala screening of the film at the International Aids Conference in Bangkok in July. “You will see this evening that the story of Yesterday is a very simple yet powerful one.“In our fight against HIV/Aids, we need these kinds of stories which tell us about challenges, about difficulties and the tragedies”, Samuel said. “We also, at the same time, need stories that tell us about hope – and ‘Yesterday’ is about hope.“Mr Mandela has been full of praise for this film because he sees this as an important way of fighting the discrimination and stigma that is attached to the Aids pandemic.”The film was produced by Videovision Entertainment in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, M-Net, the National Film And Video Foundation, Distant Horizon and Exciting Films.Other South African films on show at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival were William Kentridge’s “Tide Table”, Ramadam Suleman’s “Zulu Love Letter”, and Angus Gibson, Andrew Dosunmu and Reboho Malatsi’s “Yizo Yizo”.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Kick start for rugby programme

first_imgExcited children from Mabamba Primary School in southern Swaziland, after receiving an SOS Kit Aid shipment of rugby jerseys in November 2008.(Image: Swaziland Rugby) A familiar sight – Bryan Habana soars over the tryline during a Rugby World Cup game. (Image: SA Rugby) Jason Robinson (top left) and Bryan Habana (bottom left) with children at the Pimlico Academy in London. (Image: Rugby 365) John Smit, captain of the triumphant Bok rugby team, lifts the Webb Ellis Trophy. ToSmit’s left is Bryan Habana, while former president Thabo Mbeki is in the front leftof the picture. (Image: SA Rugby)Janine ErasmusRugby fans in both hemispheres are looking forward to the British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa in 2009. Now the tour’s main partner HSBC has launched a schools rugby initiative that includes a drive to supply underprivileged South African children with much-needed rugby equipment.The initiative, known as the Rugby Festival campaign, was launched by two of rugby’s brightest stars, England’s Jason Robinson and South Africa’s Bryan Habana. Habana was named the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) Player of the Year in 2007.The SOS Kit Aid programme is partnering with HSBC in its Rugby Festival scheme. SOS Kit Aid gives less advantaged children in emerging nations around the world a chance to play and develop rugby. It achieves this through the collection and distribution of unused or unwanted kit such as balls, jerseys, boots and protective gear, from schools around the UK and Ireland.Part of the Kit Aid programme involves, for the first time, the twinning of 40 HSBC schools in the UK with 40 South African schools. Pupils at these schools will benefit from the kit collection initiative and will be able to proceed with the development of their own programmes, with equipment delivered during the Lions tour.In November 2008 the SOS Kit Aid programme proudly announced its 100th kit delivery – to Swaziland, the first Kit Aid recipient outside eastern Europe. Rugby is a growing sport in the small Southern African nation, which currently boasts 14 clubs and 4 870 registered players. There are 1 320 pre-teen boy and 1 600 pre-teen girl players, with 946 teenage boy and 514 teenage girl players. Amongst the senior ranks there are 360 male players.Rugby stars help to grow the gameHabana and Robinson, both members of IRB Rugby World Cup-winning teams, were on hand at the twinning of the first two schools, southwest London’s Pimlico Academy and Hillcrest Primary School in Port Elizabeth.The pair kicked off the collection by donating some of their own old kit, and also took the time to offer some personal playing tips to their young fans. Over the coming months, businesses, schools and individuals in the Pimlico area will be encouraged to make their own contributions.Pimlico Academy principal Jerry Collins said, “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to twin with Hillcrest Primary in South Africa, and in so doing, participate in the SOS Kit Aid project. The opportunity to develop a wider cultural exchange with the kids in South Africa in the lead up to the Lions Tour is a hugely exciting prospect.” The school now has a rugby team for the first time ever.Robinson fully supports the programme and believes that through it, two very different cultures will be brought together in a unique way. “It offers hundreds of children both here and in South Africa a unique and fantastic way of sharing a Lions experience. I am excited to see how the twinning of the HSBC rugby schools with the schools out in South Africa will have a positive impact on the children.”South African superstar Habana personally nominated Hillcrest as the first school to be linked with an HSBC school. “Hillcrest Primary School has very basic facilities and yet they are desperate to play rugby,” he said. “Rugby is already proving to have a positive impact on the lives of these children and this will be further helped through the support of the children from Pimlico.”A superstar of rugbyHabana launched his own rugby development organisation, the Bryan Habana Foundation, earlier in 2008. “I have had a great upbringing and there was always a great level of support,” he remarked. “But you go to a school like Hillcrest where there is very little to aspire to. For me, to go there and to try to make a difference is a big challenge.”The pride of South African rugby, who plays on the wing, was an integral part of the team that lifted the William Webb Ellis Trophy for the second time in 2007. His record-equalling eight tries (the only other player to score that many tries in an IRB Rugby World Cup final is the legendary Jonah Lomu of New Zealand) earned him the IRB’s top accolade for an individual player in that year.Habana currently plays for the Pretoria-based Blue Bulls and was named the South African Player of the Year in 2005 and 2007, as well as the Young Player of the Year in 2004. The star, who famously raced a cheetah over 100m in 2007 and lost by only a narrow margin, is feared and respected by his rivals for his exceptional fleetness of foot. The cheetah race was to raise awareness of the animal’s endangered conservation status and to support the work of the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Trust.As a team, South Africa is presently second on the IRB’s latest world rankings, behind their age-old rivals, the New Zealand All Blacks. The country’s Sevens Rugby team has just won their first Sevens Cup title on home soil, coming from behind to beat defending champions New Zealand 12-7 during the first week of December 2008.The tournament is the second on the annual Sevens calendar, taking place a week after the opening event of the season in Dubai – which was also won by the South Africans. The next leg of the 2008/2009 season takes place in Wellington, New Zealand in February 2009.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesThe other Rugby World CupUseful linksLions SA tour – official siteSouth African rugbySwaziland rugbySOS Kit AidInternational Rugby BoardIRB SevensRugby World Cup 2011De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Trustlast_img read more

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Record returns for SA property market

first_img SAinfo reporter 2 April 2013 South Africa’s property market showed its highest return in 2012 since the 2008-09 global financial crisis, according to the SAPOA/IPD South Africa Annual Property Index released in Johannesburg last week. The index showed that the country’s property sector delivered a 15.2% total return last year, an increase on the 10.3% return in 2011. “A real divergence in the market has occurred,” managing director of IPD South Africa, Stan Garrun, said in a statement. “We have seen a good turnaround for retail and industrial properties, [but] concern remains over the health of the office sector, as evidenced by high vacancies particularly in the inner cities. “Given the context of a moderate-to-soft economic outlook and relatively low levels of consumer and business confidence, South African property has managed to once again prove its resilience,” he said. The SAPOA/IPD index looks at a sample of 1 669 properties worth R206.2-billion in capital value, representing about 60% of professionally managed investment property in the country. SAPOA is the representative body of commercial and industrial property sector in South Africa. IPD offers real estate analysis to clients in over 30 countries worldwide and produces more than 120 indices on the property market annually. “South Africa joins just a handful of countries globally experiencing even a mildly positive trend in returns,” the SAPOA/IPD South Africa Annual Property Index said. “Once again, non-European markets are tending to outperform European countries.”last_img read more

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CBI searches former Samajwadi Party MP’s premises in Uttar Pradesh

first_img The case was registered following the Supreme Court’s direction, the official said.Jaiswal was abducted from Lucknow and taken to Deoria Jail, where he was allegedly assaulted by Ahmed and his aides who were lodged there and forced to transfer his business to them, the CBI FIR claimed.Ahmed was an SP member in the 14th Lok Sabha from Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh from 2004 to 2009. SC orders transfer of jailed UP don to Gujarat prison The CBI on Wednesday searched the premises of former Samajwadi Party MP Ateeq Ahmad and others in Allahabad and Lucknow in a case related to the abduction and assault of a businessman, officials in New Delhi said.The searches are being conducted at six places in the two Uttar Pradesh cities, they said, adding that details would be given later.The CBI last month registered a case against Ahmad for allegedly assaulting and abducting real estate dealer Mohit Jaiswal in December 2018.Also Readlast_img read more

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Mark Ingram Made Fun Of Jemele Hill’s Looks, Called Her “Tales From The Crypt”

first_imgA New Orleans Saints helmet sitting on the field.BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram crossed a line early Tuesday morning. Expect the tweet you’ll see below to get some serious play in the coming days.Monday night, ahead of the national title game between Alabama and Clemson, Ingram, a former Crimson Tide running back (and Heisman winner), was an honorary captain. When ESPN’s cameras panned to show Ingram at midfield, he appeared much smaller than current Alabama tailback Derrick Henry, leading to a number of jokes at his expense.ESPN’s Jemele Hill was one to take advantage. She joked that if the two were brothers, it’d be clear that Henry got the size and speed, while Ingram got the strong hairline. When you’re little brother gets the size and speed and all you get is a strong hairline pic.twitter.com/nLc7QnESST— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 12, 2016Well, Ingram clearly wasn’t thrilled. He responded, telling Hill that she looks like “Tales From The Crypt.” He also said that she wears a lace front. Serious escalation, to say the [email protected] @jemelehill oh u talkin bout tales from the cript lookin shawty w the lace front?!— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) January 12, 2016Probably not the best PR move. We’ll see if there is any fallout.[The Big Lead]last_img read more

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Rachel Bloom To Host SAGAFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Awards

first_imgThe SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced today the host, final musical performer, and several presenters for the 3rd annual Patron of the Artists Awards benefit which takes place Thursday, November 8 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.Rachel Bloom To Host 3rd annual Patron of the Artists Awards benefit Rachel Bloom will host the show. New additions to the evening’s program include Kristin Chenoweth, who will take part in a musical performance, as well as presenters Alison Brie, Guillermo del Toro, Ryan Gosling, and Michelle Yeoh.The SAG-AFTRA Foundation previously announced it will honor legendary actor Harrison Ford, superstar performer and actor Lady Gaga, entertainment industry leader, WndrCo Co-founder and Quibi Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, and trailblazing Director/Producer/Writer Spike Lee at the celebration. Previously announced performers and presenters to date include: Arlissa, Adam Lambert, and Leona Lewis; and presenters Adam Driver, Chrissy Metz, Geoffrey Owens, John David Washington, and Henry Winkler.Previous recipients of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Patron of the Artists Awards are Director/Writer/Producer Judd Apatow, Director/Producer Kathryn Bigelow, Director/Writer/Producer Lee Daniels, Producer Megan Ellison, Director/Producer Rob Marshall, and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. The 3rd Annual Patron of the Artists Awards benefits the Foundation’s vital assistance and performers programs for SAG-AFTRA artists, as well as its Emmy nominated children’s literacy program Storyline Online.For more information about sponsorship and tickets, visit patronawards.com.last_img read more

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LeBrons Growth As A Player Shows In His Leadership

Put LeBron James on a team with Kyrie Irving, one of the game’s top young point guards, and throw in Kevin Love, a 6-foot-9 scorer from the perimeter and in the post, and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked to be on their way.Then the NBA season started. The Cavs were smoked in their season-opener and dismantled Tuesday night in Portland. This is where James showed his most significant growth. He did not show panic or even frustration. He talked of remaining a team, of leading by example, of being patient, of teaching.Now he is getting it. LeBron James understands the magnitude of his presence.“There’s a lot of bad habits; a lot of bad habits have been built up over the last couple of years and when you play that style of basketball it takes a lot to get it up out of you,” James said. “But I’m here to help and that’s what it’s about.”Some of the best leaders in NBA history got it done on the court, confronted teammates when necessary and sent poignant messages through the media. James, in his post-defeat interview, showed he has learned how to send a message to the team without directly speaking to anyone.“Everyone wants to win, I would hope,” James said. “Would you rather play selfish basketball and lose, or play unselfish basketball and sacrifice and win? So you pick it.”He was speaking to his new teammates. But were they listening?The consensus best player on the planet has become adept at the mind games. He low balls expectations so progress can be viewed as special. Cunning.“Hopefully not too long, but it could go on for a couple months until we’re all on the same page,” he said. Inside he must have been smiling. Taking two months to flow could be tantamount to trouble. . . and inciting a doubting public.“We know exactly where we need to be both offensively and defensively and we buy in on what it takes to win,” James said. “I think a lot of people get it misconstrued on what it takes to win [by thinking] just scoring or just going out and trying to will it yourself. This is a team game and you have to rely on your teammates as well. So we will get an understanding of that as the time goes on.”Clearly, James, motivational speaker, has the ear of his teammates. And until things turn around, he will continue to deliver it. read more

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Smalling reveals hes frustrated with only a draw against Arsenal

first_imgManchester United defender Chris Smalling has revealed his disappointment over the team’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday.Speaking to MUTV after the game, Smalling revealed his frustrations that United couldn’t win the game.“I think we’re frustrated. We took the initiative in both halves – especially in the second half,” he said.“We were on the front foot and put them on the back foot. I thought maybe our aggression and intensity deserved another goal.”Speaking about the team’s pressing style of play, he said:Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Yeah, it was. We knew that they take risks from the back, that we’d be presented chances, and we knew that if we got after them we’d make it uncomfortable for them, and I felt like they were pretty uncomfortable for most of the night.”On United’s habit of conceding the first goal first, Smalling said:“Yeah. I think their first was a scrappy goal and, yeah, we were on the back foot again, but this team never gives up and you can see that.”Speaking on the intensity of the game, he said:“It was, and it really ramped up in that second half. It was quite end-to-end. You could see how much three points meant to both of us, so we were going for it. If we can bring that intensity to each game, it really lifts the crowd, because you could see how much they were vibing off it.”last_img read more

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Small restaurant owners oppose ban on styrofoam food containers

first_img Sasha Foo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A proposal to ban styrofoam products in the City of San Diego is heading for a final vote next month.On Thursday, restaurant owners who oppose the measure held a news conference in Logan Heights to explain how a ban would hurt them. Restaurant owners like Javier Rodriguez said if the city enacts a ban on polystyrene or styrofoam containers, the cost of switching to a more expensive paper product will have to passed on to customers.Rodriguez and other small restaurant owners said they don’t have the budgets of bigger corporate run restaurants and paying more for the alternative containers would mean making cuts in other areas.“If we get more expenses, we have to cut the labor, we have to cut the hours. It’s not fair for them or for us, too,” Rodriguez said.A study commissioned by the California Restaurant Association looked at the cost of food containers sold in the Los Angeles area. The study found that a 9 inch hinged container made of styrofoam would cost about 10 cents, yet a compostable paper product of the same kind would be around 24 cents, amounting to a 145% increase.There’s a different view of the proposed ban at Ponce’s, a family owned Mexican restaurant in Kensington and now in a second location in Del Sur.The director of operations, Mikey Knab said Ponce’s switched to compostable paper containers about a year and a half ago.Knab said the price difference was a nickel or less and the restaurant did not have to raise its food prices. He said the restaurant was willing to bear the extra cost so that future generations would not be stuck with the cost of an unhealthy planet.“By allowing that plastic into the food system, you’re making everyone else in the world pay that cost, rather than people who are choosing it. So, yes, we could choose not to patronize restaurants that use styrofoam, but that wouldn’t let us choose the fish that come out of the ocean to have that.” Knab said.The proposed ordinance would give small businesses with less than $500,000 in annual sales, a two year period to comply. The city would also allow business owners to ask for a “hardship” exemption to extend that deadline even further.Larger businesses would have to start following the ordinance in 90 days. The San Diego City Council is scheduled to take a final vote on the styrofoam ban on January 8. Posted: December 20, 2018 December 20, 2018 Sasha Foo Small restaurant owners oppose ban on styrofoam food containers Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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