MARINE APP PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP

first_imgMarine Blast and MalinWaters have come together to expand the extensive marine directory that exists on the Marine Blast mobile app to now include listings for North West Ireland including Donegal and Sligo, plus Northern Ireland.This app now provides a one stop shop for information on sailing and other coastal activities in these regions.The Sail West project was originally launched on July 1, 2010 and is an EU project led by Donegal County Council. The MalinWaters consumer brand was developed as a result of the Sail West Project – a €7.4M Marine Tourism initiative that continues to promote marine tourism, linking the coastlines of Donegal, Sligo, Northern Ireland and the West of Scotland. Director of Service from Donegal County Council, Mr. Michael O’hEanaigh commented: “The new alliance with Marine Blast to include listings for North West Ireland and Northern Ireland on the mobile app is another step towards connecting our necklace of marinas with the West of Scotland and promoting sailing and other marine tourism activities through continued marketing of the MalinWaters brand.“We are continuing to develop new facilities with the recent completion of the new marina at Bunagee and Killybegs to follow in the future. Our goal is to open up our waters on the Wild Atlantic Way to encourage the sailing communities from further afield to experience the wonderful scenic coastline and wealth of marine tourism activities on offer here,” he said.MalinWaters is part financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through INTERREG IVA Cross-Border Programme managed by the Special European Unions Programmes Body with co-funding provided by the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in the Republic of Ireland.This new relationship means the Marine Blast Marine Directory Scotland app now covers marinas and facilities in North West Ireland and Northern Ireland and gives a wider audience for this powerful marine tourism tool. Acting as a series of stepping stones, it doesn’t lead you on a fixed route, but gives you options to design your holiday in the way you want. The app has been designed with the sailor, whether experienced or recreational, in mind. Easy navigation is essential and is delivered either by tapping on a category, or viewing it on a map ¬ perfect when you want to find the nearest supplier of what you need!Marine Blast Multimedia’s Iain Hurrel explained: “We don’t know where journeys are started so it’s important we cover as many routes as possible. We want everyone who goes out onto the water to have the best experience they can. It’s our job to make their journey comfortable and, give them information from activities and events to sail repair and engine services – which they might need. That’s why we’re so delighted with our new relationship with MalinWaters“Northern Ireland is only 12 miles (as the crow flies) from Kintyre. We share many of the same opportunities for water based activities; indeed we welcome some of their best yachtsmen to regattas across Scotland every year.“Co-operation at this level is a no-brainer ¬ we have worked hard to make the app, which is free to download and free to be listed on, the biggest in Scotland. Sharing data between ourselves and our colleagues in North West Ireland and Northern Ireland can only strengthen marine tourism on the Atlantic coast,” he said.The Marine Blast App is available for iPhone and developers of the app will soon be launching it on Android.App Availability The app is available to download free from the iTunes App Store and will soon be available on Android.Download App – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id682499240?mt=8&affId=1860684MARINE APP PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP was last modified: August 11th, 2015 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:Donegal County CouncilMalinWatersMARINE APPlast_img read more

Two Donegal charities receive over €1000 from LYIT Students’ Union

first_imgMore than €1000 has been raised by the Letterkenny Institute of Technology Student Union for two Donegal charities. A number of recent events and campaigns including the Student Achievement Awards and the Formal Ball have raised a grand total of €1080.00 for the two worthy charities.At the start of each academic year, two charities are chosen by the students. The charities chosen this year were Multiple Sclerosis Ireland (Donegal Branch) and the Donegal Hospice.Earlier this week, the two charities were presented with a total of €540.00 each.LYIT Student Union thanked the students and staff members who contributed in any way, throughout the academic year, for the two charities.Josephine Wilson, Student Union Administrator LYIT. Grace Boyle, Donegal Hospice. Kathleen Harkin, Donegal Hospice. Paul Lynch, LYIT SU President.William Daly, LYIT SU Welfare Officer. Charlie McLaughlin, MS Ireland (Donegal Branch). Josephine Wilson, Student Union Administrator LYIT. Two Donegal charities receive over €1000 from LYIT Students’ Union was last modified: July 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Mandela’s Gun: The story of the first weapon against apartheid

first_img2 November 2016The film Mandela’s Gun tells the story of a young Nelson Mandela and the symbolism of his side-arm weapon. A semiautomatic Makarov pistol given to him by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, the gun came to represent his revolutionary awakening and the start of the armed struggle against apartheid.On his clandestine return to South Africa in 1962, Mandela feared imminent capture by the apartheid government. So he wrapped his gun in foil and heavy-duty military material and buried it under a tin plate on Liliesleaf farm in Rivonia, Johannesburg.The new film, directed by Bafta-winning British director John Irvin (The Dogs of War and Hamburger Hill), uses a mix of documentary footage, interviews with South African anti-apartheid activists, and dramatisations of Mandela’s journey. Mandela’s Gun was filmed in Algeria, Ethiopia, Botswana and South Africa.Mandela is played by renowned local actor Tumisho Masha. After more than 20 major film and TV productions on Mandela, it is the first time a South African actor portrays the iconic leader.Countdown to the opening movie for the inuagural #JoburgFilmFestival Mandela’s Gun happening tonight. 1 city. 20 venues #WeLoveFilm pic.twitter.com/1Thr4cxpDw— Joburg Film Festival (@JoburgFilmFest) October 28, 2016Producer Moroba Nkawe told Variety that the long process of bringing the story to screen was similar to the remarkable, pan-African trip Mandela made as a young freedom fighter in exile. “As we uncovered more information through research, the story grew and…led us to film across the African continent, as we tried to bring to life this amazing, untold journey.”Mandela’s Gun to open on 28th October at #JoburgFilmFestival. Check out the latest scoop on @ScreenAfrica pic.twitter.com/SOXHJaZsc9— Joburg Film Festival (@JoburgFilmFest) October 17, 2016Intent on building an army against the apartheid government, the young Mandela had yet to even shoot a gun, let alone own one. So in exile, travelling across Africa on false passports, he got military training in Algeria and Ethiopia. It was here that he received the Selassie gift. He then moved south to Tanzania and later Botswana, building up tactical and political support from governments and individuals.Returning to South Africa, Mandela gathered together anti-apartheid activists, ANC members and other supporters at Liliesleaf to plan the armed struggle.“Not only were we rediscovering Mandela’s journey and a part of our history that is seldom spoken about,” said Nkawe, “but also learning what a huge debt South Africa owes to the African continent for the support they gave in our liberation struggle.”Interviews in the film include first-hand accounts of that time from Mandela’s comrades, such as Dennis Goldberg and Ronnie Kasrils.The all-South African cast includes Zethu Dlomo, Nick Boraine and Meren Reddy. Desmond Dube plays ANC stalwart Govan Mbeki.The soundtrack by Abdullah Ibrahim includes classic South African music of the period, and new material written for the film.Guns buried 20 paces from the kitchenThe story of the hidden weapon was only revealed after Mandela was released from prison in 1990, during his first visit to Liliesleaf in 30 years. The late veteran journalist Allister Sparks recalled being with Mandela at the time. He told the Mail & Guardian in 2011: “He was reminiscing about all the things that had gone on while he was there. He asked the house maid, ‘Where’s the kitchen? I buried some weapons here 20 paces from the kitchen.“We went to the kitchen and he stepped out his paces but by the time he got to 10 he hit the garden wall. So it was over in the neighbour’s property. We never found it and Nick Wolpe (Liliesleaf Trust chief executive)has been digging ever since.“Negotiations for the sale of the neighbouring property have been underway for over five years. But the gun has still not been found.The film will be on at Ster-Kinekor cinemas in November and December 2016.SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

India in a state of desperate crisis against West Indies

first_imgIt was only by a hair’s breadth that India saved themselves from going two down against the West Indies after the Delhi Test. After a promising start, they were hopelessly outplayed in the first test and beaten in less than four days – by the demeaning margin of an innings,It was only by a hair’s breadth that India saved themselves from going two down against the West Indies after the Delhi Test. After a promising start, they were hopelessly outplayed in the first test and beaten in less than four days – by the demeaning margin of an innings and 83 runs.The second Test, a fascinating match because of the constant ebb and flow of fortunes, was one of those rare contests between India and the giants of Test cricket in which India led on the first innings.Theirs was a substantial advantage of 80 runs and yet, India found themselves in a state of desperate crisis on the last morning. And they may not have been able to extricate themselves from this tangle had the West Indies attack not been depleted by a hamstring injury to Michael Holding, who, was confined to the players’ balcony on the final day.In taking stock after the first two Tests, it must be remembered that India has not so far been pitted against Andy Roberts, the main wicket-taker for the West Indies when India played them at home, not many months ago. In the light of India’s performance in the three Tests against Pakistan, the current state of the series against the West Indies is not surprising.Marshall in his delivery strideFormidable Side: There are, indeed, many chinks in India’s armour, but that is not to deny the West Indies full credit for their achievements. They are an ageing side but still very formidable. There is depth to their batting and they are capable of throwing a fresh fast bowler at the opposition for most of the day.Malcolm Marshall has been outstanding for speed and control, threatening to bang a nail into the coffin with every spell. Holding and Daniel are not as explosive as in their youth, but they remain extremely penetrative bowlers, able to get pace and bounce from the deadest pitch as they demonstrated at Ferozeshah Kotia.advertisementWinston Davis, the junior most of the West Indies’ fast bowling combination has not lived up to the potential he showed in the zone matches preceding the Tests. He has lacked consistency in control and has had chronic ‘no ball’ problems. But he too has made his contribution, getting important wickets at vital stages of the first Test.From the Indian viewpoint, it has not been all gloom. India have had moments of satisfaction and even glory, none more stirring than Sunil Gavaskar’s achievement, on the first afternoon of the second Test, when he completed his 29th Test century, which put him level with the immortal Bradman.Promising Players: In only three innings, Kapil Dev has picked up ten wickets, showing himself to be a much better bowler with the old ball than he used to be. Both as a player of fast bowling and as a spinner, Ravi Shastri has risen in stature and is clearly destined to become one of the world’s leading all-rounders.Dilip Vengsarkar has made a happy comeback to Test cricket, seemingly the more relaxed after his exile. He has scored 69, 159 (his highest ever Test score) and 63 in consecutive innings, all of them very enjoyable to watch. Another growing asset is Roger Binny. He continues to look a good confident player of fast bowling, who is not unnerved by adversity. Now that he is more experienced, Binny might well plug the widening cracks in the upper half of the batting order.The achievement of Sunil Gavaskar’s 29th century was an occasion to savour, a source of pride and delight. This century will be remembered not just for its significance as a landmark in the history of the game, fitting the occasion, this innings was a genuine work of art. Its start was uncertain but long before Gavaskar reached 50, from only 37 balls, the canvas was resplendent with strokes of rare beauty and radiance.Vengsarkar square driving: India bamboozledClassic Century: When Gavaskar arrived at his century with a classic on-drive off his arch foe, Malcolm Marshall, he had been batting for three hours. By modern Test standards, this was a good rate, but not exceptional. However, measured in the sounder currency of balls received – 94 in this instance – this was Gavaskar’s most rapid century ever and probably the fifth fastest ever recorded.Gavaskar has always said that he is not a chaser of records. But he would not deny that it was a relief to get the burden of the 29th century off his shoulders. His reaction was one of genuine modesty. Although a very great player in his own right, Gavaskar is still a wide-eyed young hero-worshipper of Bradman when he is in the presence of the old master. He said: “I have equalled Sir Donald’s achievement, not his record. He got his 29 hunderds in only 52 Tests, I have played 95.”advertisementThe scene when Gavaskar reached his hundred was touching. There was spontaneous exuberance in the manner in which he was congratulated (“Bloody hell, you’ve done it at last”) by his partner, Dilip Vengsarkar, and that despite the fact that the two are no longer the closest of friends. The West Indians, who have spent many hot and frustrating hours in the field while Gavaskar has piled up thousands of runs against them since 1971, all beamed broad smiles as they lined up to pat his back or shake his hand.By the end of that memorable day, Vengsarkar too had completed his century, remained unbeaten, and India were in the commanding position of 299 for three. On the next day, India went on to amass a total of 464, their highest in their last 13 Test matches. It was an imposing score but one which was disappointing when viewed against the background of the overnight score. Only Shastri and Binny, who was last out with 52, played with requisite application. The pitch being what it was, India should have made no less than 500.With India’s bowling so limited, the only way of putting the West Indies under pressure was to confront them with a gigantic total. However, India’s fortunes continued to rise for some while longer. Gordon Greenidge, who had made 156 and 194 in his two previous innings against India, was out at 44 and on the following day, Desmond Haynes, his opening partner went at 45.But the fact that Winston Davis, the night watchman batted quite safely for more than an hour on the third morning was an ominous sign. The pitch was somnolent, except that the ball was beginning to keep low and rough outside the left-hander’s off stump. Shastri used this rough to prise out the obdurate Larry Gomes and also harried Clive Lloyd. But the veteran, with Logie as his sixth-wicket partner, held on grimly.Valuable Wicket: Viv Richards was out, shortly after lunch, having made 67, a figure India would willingly have settled for, because Richards was in good touch and ruthless form, having hit eight fours and a six in the most arrogant manner. He fell lbw to Kapil as he shaped to flick the ball to mid-wicket, Clive Lloyd, the non-striker, indicating amazement when umpire Dotiwala’s finger went up.The dreaded letters “lbw” were a recurring factor in the scorecard, which was symptomatic of a pitch on which the ball kept low. There were murmurs about indifferent umpiring but Clive Lloyd put the lid on the controversy by saying at his end-of-the-match press conference that mistakes were inevitable when two men had to stand out there in heat and an atmosphere of high tension for five days.advertisementRavi Shastri: Rising all-rounderLloyd, the grafter, rather than the old destructor, made his sixth Test century against India and West Indies got to within 80 runs of India’s score. Kapil Dev set up a new personal best in this innings, taking six wickets, his biggest haul in 13 Test matches against the West Indies.Slow Pitch: Only nine hours remained in the match when the second innings started, which was hardly time enough for the production of a decisive finish on a dreadfully slow pitch. India lost Gavaskar disconcertingly early, lbw to a ball from Holding that cut back quite viciously. There was more trauma when two wickets went down in one over, at 73, but India ended the day in the fairly secure position of 145 for four.A tame draw was inevitable and, indeed, that was the eventual outcome. But the match did not peter out in the expected manner. There were such violent upheavals in the first half hour of the morning that a West Indies victory became a strong possibility. The fuse which threatened the Indian innings with demolition was lit by Malcolm Marshall, who took three wickets in five balls.With just under five hours’ playing time left, India were 166 for eight, leading by only 246 runs. If the two remaining wickets had gone down with half the swiftness with which four had fallen in the morning, India’s goose would have been cooked. But Binny and Madan Lal, who had also staged a face-saving partnership of 117 in the first Test, checked the rot and West Indies, when they batted again, were left with a runs-to-time equation which, on this uneven pitch, they could not attempt to solve.Threatening Pace: It was Marshall who had provided West Indies with such an easy victory in the first Test. He took four wickets in each innings, having bowled spectacularly fast and also scored 92 runs at a time when runs were needed.India, clearly were undermined by speed, which is hardly surprising for, they are so unaccustomed to it. No doubt, they will be better adjusted to it as the series progresses but by then it will be too late. There is a mechanical method of preparing for a series in which pace is the opponents’ major weapon. That is to practice with a bowling machine. It costs a modest sum but the Board seems to have other uses for its crores.Another nettle that the Board refuses to grasp is Mohinder Amarnath. The leave of absence he asked for at the end of the series with Pakistan did him no good. He bagged a pair at Kanpur in the first Test and was not well enough to bat in his appointed place at number three in either innings at Delhi.The Board will not confirm or deny that the viral fever which Amarnath claims to suffer from has been investigated. The selectors, when asked, just shrug their shoulders and slavishly keep picking him for each succeeding Test. I am becoming convinced that Indian cricket’s administration no longer has a backbone.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Ryan Tonra Named To Deans List At Seton Hall

first_imgSOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is pleased to announce Ryan Tonra, of Wilmington, has qualified for the Fall 2018 Dean’s List.After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than “C”, qualify for the Dean’s List.About Seton HallAs one of the nation’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been showing the world what great minds can do since 1856. Home to over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership – developing students in mind, heart and spirit – since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. For more information, visit http://www.shu.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Seton Hall via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Carlee Sutera Named To Dean’s List At Seton Hall UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Carlee Sutera Named To Dean’s List At Seton Hall UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more