first_imgST Eunan’s College gaelic footballers have set up an all-Donegal final for this year’s MacLarnon Cup.The Letterkenny lads put on a masterful display in Garvaghey, Co Tyrone, tonight to ease past Belfast’s St Malachy’s College in the semi-final of the tournament.It sets up a mouth-watering final clash with Colaisti Inis Eoghain who won their semi-final last week. St Eunan’s dominated right through the game, winning 4-10 to 0-05 with goals from David Tyrell, Niall O’Donnell, Dara McDaid and Rory Carr.Fifteen-year-old corner forward O’Donnell was our man of the match, with a superb display from McDaid. HISTORY MAKERS AS ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE SET UP ALL-DONEGAL MacLARNON CUP FINAL was last modified: February 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:MacLarnon CupSaint Eunan’s CollegeSt Malachy’s College Belfastlast_img read more

Warriors waive Alfonzo McKinnie to make room for ex-lottery pick Chriss, per report

first_imgForward Alfonzo McKinnie, who came from seemingly nowhere to give the Warriors a shot in the arm during the the first two months of the 2018-19 season, has been waived by the team, clearing way for Marquese Chriss to make the regular-season roster.The news was first reported by NBA insider Shams Charania.McKinnie averaged 7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and made 48.3 percent of his 3-pointers in 13 games between Oct. 22-Nov. 15. His playing time became intermittent during the rest of the season. …last_img

South Africans championing human rights

first_imgBesides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.Human rights advocates have worked tirelessly to improve the world. Among their number is Desmond Tutu; there are many more. (Image: Kristen Opalinski/LUCSA, Wikipedia)Priya PitamberMany people have championed various human rights causes in South Africa. They were outspoken against abuses during the apartheid years, and remained advocates of human rights for all people in post-apartheid South Africa, some till their deaths.Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu’s hearty laughter matches his passion to improve the lives of people throughout South Africa and the world. Before he became a priest, Desmond Tutu, born in 1931, was a teacher. Following the introduction of Bantu education, however, he decided to join the church.In 1978, he was appointed the general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, where he became vocal about unjust racial laws. He climbed the ladder in the church: in 1985, Tutu was appointed the Bishop of Johannesburg; in 1986, he was chosen as the Archbishop of Cape Town, the head of the Anglican Church in South Africa – hence his affectionate nickname, “The Arch”.He was the first black person to hold the position, the highest in the South African Anglican Church. In 1987, he was also named the president of the All Africa Conference of Churches, a position he held until 1997.Tutu used his position to call for equality, and was a vociferous campaigner for human rights. In 1996, Nelson Mandela appointed him chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the body set up to investigate human rights violations during the apartheid.Tutu acknowledged that bringing an end to apartheid was a collective effort. “In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world,” he wrote on Huffington Post, the American news site, “who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the apartheid regime.”Among other accolades, Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, and the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007.Here is his simple message to the world:Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman was an anomaly in parliament – an English-speaking Jewish woman at a time when it was filled with and controlled by predominantly Dutch Reform male Afrikaners. She won her parliamentary seat as a representative of the United Party in 1953, and was an MP for over three decades, resigning in 1989.Throughout her years in parliament, Suzman remained critical of the numerous unjust apartheid laws. She was vocal in her opposition to the death penalty; she argued against banning the South African Communist Party, and she addressed gender discrimination.“For an astonishing 36 years, Suzman was a flickering flame of white conscience in apartheid South Africa,” British newspaper The Guardian wrote. “For 13 of those years she carried that light alone, a one-woman party in a parliamentary sanctum of hostile men.”But leaving parliament was not the end of her involvement in public life: she became the president of the South African Institute of Race Relations and was a member of the Human Rights Commission in a democratic South Africa.Suzman passed away in 2009; in an editorial, The Star newspaper described her as “an icon of anti-apartheid activism and a woman who took a fearless and often lonely stance during the darkest days of our recent history”.Miriam MakebaSinger Miriam Makeba helped to change the world lyric by lyric, yet insisted: “I’m not a political singer.” She told The Guardian: “I don’t know what the word means. People think I consciously decided to tell the world what was happening in South Africa. No! I was singing about my life, and in South Africa we always sang about what was happening to us – especially the things that hurt us.”Makeba came to be known as Mama Africa, along the way winning not only a Grammy Award for her music, but also the Dag Hammarskjold Peace Prize in 1986.In the early 1960s she addressed the United Nations. “I ask you and all the leaders of the world, would you act differently, would you keep silent and do nothing if you were in our place?” she asked. “Would you not resist if you were allowed no rights in your country because the colour of your skin is different to that of the rulers?”After the end of apartheid, Makeba continued her humanitarian work through the Miriam Makeba Rehabilitation Centre for abused girls and the Zenzile Miriam Makeba Foundation. In 2008, at the age of 76, she died after suffering a heart attack.Albie SachsIn an interview with Australia’s ABC, Justice Albie Sachs described being a judge as an extreme sport. As a law student, Sachs took part in the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign when he was 17. He also attended the Congress of the People when the Freedom Charter was adopted in Kliptown in 1955.He became a member of the Cape Bar when he was 21, taking on cases in which people had broken racist laws. It made him the subject of security police scrutiny, and eventually he was jailed. By 1966, he was forced into exile, first in England then in Mozambique. In 1988, a bomb placed in his car by South African security agents blew up, causing him to lose an arm and vision in one eye.But that did not stop Sachs from preparing for a democratic constitution. He returned to South Africa in 1990 and became part of the Constitutional Committee. After 1994, Mandela appointed him to serve as a judge of the Constitutional Court.Passionate about art, Sachs was instrumental in choosing many of the works of art on show in the court, the highest in the country. “One artist, Judith Mason, was listening to the Truth Commission processes on the radio while she was painting, and she heard the story of an African woman, a freedom fighter, whose naked body was discovered because the man who executed her pointed out where she’d been buried,” he told ABC about a particular work, The Blue Dress, “and the only covering the body had was a little bit of blue plastic bag over her private parts.“And Judith was very, very moved by this, and she went out and she bought some plastic bags and she sewed them into a dress for the person she called ‘My Sister’, and that dress is now hanging in our court.“And they represent a kind of a spirit of the sacrifice, the loss, the pain that was involved in the treatment of our democracy, but also the spirit soaring and the rights that are now protected.”Sachs was also instrumental in bringing about the Civil Union Act, which grants same-sex couples the right to marry. It made South Africa the fifth country in the world to grant such a right.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

South African Premier Business Awards finalists named

first_imgThe finalists in the South African Premier Business Awards were announced by the Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies where he also confirmed that the fifth annual gala event will be held on 30 January 2018.Proudly South African Public Relations Manager Deryn Graham; Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies; and Rabia Metedad, Brand South Africa Activations Manager, are guests at the media launch. (Images: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanThe finalists in the 10 categories in the fifth annual South African Premier Business Awards were announced in Johannesburg on Monday, 20 November 2017, at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).The awards are hosted in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, Brand South Africa and Proudly South African. The winners will be announced at a gala event to be held on 30 January 2018, which will take the theme “Rewarding Business Excellence”.“The awards seek to recognise and celebrate entrepreneurs and companies that invest in both human and technical resources in various activities that are producing quality products and services,” Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said in his keynote address.They recognised and honoured local enterprises that promoted the spirit of success, innovation, job creation, quality and good business ethics in South Africa’s business community. “They will also showcase the best that South Africa has to offer in terms of products and services made in South Africa.”The awards were not about winning money, the minister stressed; rather, it was about prestige – which the department hoped to increase. The finalists should be proud that they had reached this level of the competition.Minister Rob DaviesSponsors and affiliate partnersThe sponsors of the South African Premier Business Awards are Tsogo Sun, the JSE (affiliate partner) and Wits Business School (academic partner).The prizes are:Wits Business School will provide executive development programmes to qualifying employees from selected winners to the total value of R1-million.The Investor of the Year will get JSE-accredited training for five of the company’s executives or staff members.Tsogo Sun will give weekend accommodation to select winners anywhere in South Africa.Thanking the sponsors, Davies said: “This is a sign that we can work together to make South Africa better.”There were 179 nominations this year.The finalistsInvestors AwardQK Meats SADefy AppliancesSumitomo Rubbers South AfricaCoega Development CorporationExporters AwardSumitomo Rubbers South AfricaSimplus InnovationQK Meats SAAerosud AviationGEW TechnologiesEnterprise Development Support AwardSumitomo Rubbers South AfricaNational Urban Reconstruction and Housing AgencyParamixedNampak ProductsSasol South AfricaManufacturers AwardNdokhulu Hydraulic and Mining SupplierExodusThekwini Wire & FastnersThata Ubeke ManufacturingBlack Industrialists AwardNdokhulu Hydraulic and Mining SupplierThekwini Wire & FastnersThata Ubeke ManufacturingShandos ConstructionBlessing ConnectSMME AwardMaid 4 ULulaway HoldingsMzwethembela TradingFloida Engineering ServicesBarui Briehoek CooperativeNdoukhulu Hydraulic and Mining SupplierKhuphulanani Training InstituteYoung Entrepreneur AwardIntercessor Army FranchingSikuphiwe TradingKreetiv CommunicationsGridbow Engineers and Technical ServicesMasifunde Training CentreIsimangaliso GroupMpiloSimplus InnovationTnM InnovationsWomen-owned Business AwardFloida Engineering ServicesKreetiv CommunicationBBD Steel SuppliesKhuphulanani Training InstituteExodusKhalalaProudly South African Enterprise AwardMaid 4 ULa Van Skin and Body Excellence SystemEkurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training CentrePlay Your Part AwardSihles BrewEkurhuleni Artisan and Skills Training CentreNampak ProductsLittle Green NumberClover Mama Africa TrustWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Horses Cure Internet Porn Addiction In South Korea

first_imgTags:#gaming#international. pause#Internet#Pause What do you do if your teenage daughter is addicted to videogames and Internet porn? For one South Korea family, the answer is to enroll your daughter in a horse riding therapy program. And by all accounts, it did the trick.Horse TherapyI guess that’s one way to sublimate your daughter’s budding sexual desires. Reports Reuters:Four months ago, the parents of a teenage South Korean girl were at their wits’ end over her addiction to surfing the Internet for pornography. When none of these worked, her school suggested the Riding Healing Center, a therapy organisation that uses horse-riding to cure emotional and behavioral disorders, which it believes are an underlying cause of internet addiction.And the equine therapy worked! Kim used to send seven hours or more on her computer, but now her mother says she “barely goes on the Internet,” and when she does, “she makes a promise to me first about how long she will play on the computer.”Fun With A Living ThingYoosook Joung, a Doctor of child psychiatry at Samsung Medical Centre, explained to Sky News the horse riding worked not just because it is “a very fun” physical activity, but also incorporates “a living thing” which ends up forging an “emotional connection” that can “help overcome Internet addiction.”  It is unclear if giving dogs and cats to those suffering from Internet addiction, which Korean government data estimates affects 680,000 children (or 10% of the total population under 19), would work as well as horses.Besides this horse therapy program, which plans on building 30 additional facilities by 2022 to meet “rising demand,” South Koreans have used anti-depressants as treatment for Starcraft 2 videogame addicts, and specifically for minors, instated a “Shutdown Law” that prevents anyone under the age of 16 from playing on the Internet past midnight. This Shutdown Law, however, is easily circumvented by teens like Kim who admitted to playing on the Internet all night long whenever her parents were away by using their accounts instead of hers.Internet Addiction Is A Worldwide ProblemSouth Korea isn’t the only Asian nation restricting minors’ use of the Internet; Thailand banned the use of cyber cafes for minors from 10pm to 2pm in 2006, and the Philippines did something similar way back in 1999. The popularity of cyber cafes has waned given the accessibility of personal computers and smartphones, but the appeal of the Internet has not.      Internet addiction is a buzzword in the United States as well, but a simpler solution – compared to giving everyone horses, anti-depressants or banning Internet usage at certain times for minors – would be education about the effects of being on the Internet for, say, seven or more hours a day.Basically, the idea is that there is more to life than the Internet (gasp).  Dancing therapy, for instance, is successfully combating Internet addiction in teen males in China. Image courtesy of Lana K/Shutterstock. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting fruzsina eordoghcenter_img Related Posts Kim’s parents tried art, music therapy and persistent nagging to try and stem their daughter’s addiction. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

WestJet worker had measles on Provo flight

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #measlesthreatfromWestJetworker Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 3, 2017 – Providenciales – Providenciales was among the flight destinations to which a WestJet employee, who is recently confirmed to have highly contagious measles, flew to and now passengers are being warned of what to look out for.There were seven flights worked by the employee in all and a media report says it was Toronto Public Health which alerted WestJet of the situation.   The flight worked by the WestJet staff was on March 24, which was a week ago today, commuting from Toronto to Provo.#MagneticMediaNews#measlesthreatfromWestJetworker Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Bryan Monroe Sounds Off on Imus Return

first_imgAt the 2007 FOLIO: show, I met Bryan Monroe, the editorial director of Ebony and Jet magazines. His name, though, I already knew as the National Association of Black Journalists president, or, more to the point, the guy who held Viacom and NBC’s feet to the fire over the Imus/Rutgers’ women/”nappy-headed ‘hos” debacle. Since Imus’ recent return to the airwaves, I thought posting the video interview above now seemed prescient.last_img

French Green Goblin will try to fly from France to England again

first_img Share your voice 🇫🇷🇬🇧 HAPPENING NOW: “Flyboard” creator Franky Zapata lifts off from Calais, France to cross the English Channel @frankyzapata #flyboardair pic.twitter.com/j3l96lURa3— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) July 25, 2019 4 Comments Marvel Spiderman Culture Sport and Outdoors take that, green goblin https://t.co/YnAL2efT9i— Marty (@MartyDaxnger) July 25, 2019 Tags On Tuesday, Zapata’s team told AFP they’ll try to avoid repeating the mistake on Sunday by using a bigger boat stationed in French waters for refueling. France’s authorities wouldn’t allow that for last Thursday’s attempt.Last week’s attempt was timed to mark the 110th anniversary of the first aerial crossing of the channel. Louis Bleriot’s 1909 trip took 37 minutes.Unsurprisingly, the internet continued its comparisons to the Marvel Comics villain.  Zapata’s company website notes that the Flyboard Air isn’t available for recreational use and would require 100 hours of training on its water variant if it were. So you can’t become Green Goblin anytime soon. It’ll probably take at least two sequels.First published July 25 at 2:51 a.m. PT.Updated July 31 at 4:55 a.m. PT: Adds that Zapata will try again on Sunday. We’ll meet again, Spider-Man. On Sunday, as it turns out. Jack Chan/Xinhua via Getty Franky Zapata, the French inventor who looked a whole lot like Spider-Man archnemesis Green Goblin as he flew a hoverboard through Paris during June’s Bastille Day celebrations, took an unsuccessful first shot at flying across the English Channel last Thursday, and he’ll try again this Sunday.In his previous attempt, he took off near Calais, France, on his invention — the turbine engine-powered Flyboard Air — and flew across the channel toward St. Margaret’s Bay in Dover, England. He planned to make the 22-mile journey in around 20 minutes, with a quick stop on a boat to refill his power pack with kerosene, the Associated Press noted.Unfortunately, he fell into the water when he tried to land on a boat for refueling. His wife, Christelle, told the AP that the waves moved the landing platform too much. Zapata wasn’t injured in the fall, and French divers rescued him quickly. last_img read more

Sea Level Rise Is Costing Texas Homeowners Millions In Property Values Study

first_img Listen Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /07:21 UPDATE: This article has been updated to more accurately reflect Columbia University’s role in the study. From 2005 to 2017, homes along the Texas Gulf Coast lost more than $76 million in potential value due to tidal flooding, according to a study by First Street Foundation.Nearly half of that loss in property value – $35 million – was from homes in five communities in the Greater Houston and Galveston area: Galveston, Jamaica Beach, Bolivar Peninsula and Nassau Bay.“The northern part of the coastline in Texas from Port Arthur down to just south of Houston was where we saw the most loss,” Columbia University lecturer and First Street Foundation data scientist Jeremy Porter said on Houston Matters. “And we didn’t see as much loss on the southern part of the state.”Researchers looked at 3 million coastal properties in Texas and analyzed real estate transactions to estimate how much their value would have appreciated without frequent tidal flooding.“We ended up developing a model that holds characteristics of homes and neighborhoods and market fluctuations over time constant, so that we can compare homes to another as if they were the same,” Porter said.“And when we do that, the only thing we add then is the negative amenity of flooding. And when we add the negative amenity of flooding, we see this year-over-year loss in terms of appreciation.”The Texas data adds to previous research by First Street Foundation and Columbia University. It now includes 18 East and Gulf Coast states from Maine to Texas.The total loss of potential property values is $15.9 billion.You can look at the numbers for individual communities here. And listen to the full conversation on Houston Matters in the audio below: center_img A screenshot from the FloodiQ map. 00:00 /00:46 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Sharelast_img read more