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More flights from Shannon

first_imgNewsMore flights from ShannonBy Bernie English – September 6, 2016 1071 BUDGET airline, Ryanair will have more flights from Shannon next year but fewer passengers.The airline is adding two weekly flights to Lanzarote from Shannon next summer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Having announced additional services from Shannon and Cork for summer 2017, airline bosses said they are taking 3 per cent of their seats from Dublin after the DAA withdrew growth incentives.The number of passengers Ryanair plans to carry from Shannon next year is 700,000 passengers on 14 routes. This is a decrease from the 2016 target of 800,[email protected] Statement in response to Ryanair’s decision to close Cork and Shannon bases for winter season Print Facebook TAGSfeaturedflightsRyanairShannon Oireachtas Committee to hold series of meetings in response to aviation crisis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Shannon Chamber Expresses Disappointment at Ryanair’s Decision to Close Shannon Base for Winter center_img Linkedin WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter “Shannon Airport is a vital component of our tourism infrastructure” Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleGAA – Mayoral reception for Limerick Minor HurlersNext articleCould Limerick have the best take-away? Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. last_img read more

Ozil ‘out for another seven weeks’

first_img The Gunners’ club-record signing suffered a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint, which was confirmed by the German Football Federation after Ozil reported for international duty following Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea on October 5. According to the DFB at the time, Ozil would be out for “10 to 12 weeks”. Even though Arsenal will continue to be without Ozil as they prepare for the hectic festive schedule, there is positive news on the recovery of Olivier Giroud, who is on course to return earlier than expected. The France international suffered a fracture to his left tibia during the 2-2 draw at Everton on August 23 and quickly under went surgery. Giroud has now stepped up his rehabilitation and was pictured on the club website going through training drills with a football at their Hertfordshire base. Centre-back Laurent Koscielny, meanwhile, has been receiving treatment on his his troublesome Achilles, but it remains to be seen whether he will be fully match fit for the visit of Manchester United after the international break. Arsenal subsequently released their own statement insisting no time frame had yet been set for the recovery, which added “(manager Arsene) Wenger knows he will be without Ozil for at least two months”. Ozil was attending the Laureus Media Prize ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday, where he received an award after paying for 23 Brazilian children to have life-saving surgery, and confirmed his return was not expected until mid-January. “I have already been out for five weeks and will be out for another seven weeks,” Ozil said. “That is a really long time, but that is the way it is in football sometimes. My head is held high and we look forward.” Arsenal have taken on board the information provided by the DFB, but have also conducted their own investigation, with Wenger stressing at the time of Ozil’s injury they would have to be patient. “We have our own specialist giving us his opinion after reading the scan and examining Mesut. We will follow our own recommendations,” he said. Press Association Sport understands Arsenal remain confident Ozil’s recover is on schedule, with the plan always for a return early in 2015. Despite the form of summer signing Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal have struggled for consistency this season, slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Swansea on Sunday which left them sixth in the Barclays Premier League – once again having failed to hold on to a lead after being unable to press home their 3-0 advantage in the Champions League tie against Anderlecht. Arsenal are understood to be comfortable with the progress of Mesut Ozil’s rehabilitation after the midfielder told reporters in Germany he is not expecting to be back in action for another seven weeks. Press Associationlast_img read more

Juve, Leicester, Ajax Monitoring Coveted Nigerian striker

first_imgLeicester City scouts were in Denmark on Wednesday afternoon to watch one of Europe’s most exciting young talents, according to reports.Reports from Danish newspaper Herning Folkeblad claimed Leicester City were one of around 20 clubs represented at the UEFA Youth League Round of 16 ties between FC Midtjylland and Manchester United.The scouts which included representatives from Juventus and Ajax, were present to watch up-and-coming Nigerian talent Jibril Abubakar. The 6ft 3in 19-year-old didn’t score in the game, but he played a part in a historic win with Midtjylland becoming the first Danish side to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition.Abubakar has played a vital part in his team’s extended run in the Youth League, scoring four times in 19 appearances across all competitions.Abubakar joined Midtjylland on a free transfer from homeland club FC Ebedei in January of last year, and it seems the Danish club could make a big profit on the striker, who is known for his physicality and presence up top.Midtjylland will face Porto in the next round when the scouts – if indeed they were impressed by his performance against Manchester United – may be tempted to return. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc acquires Mondogoal for Italian market entry

first_img Sportingtech announces strategic Global DFS agreement May 11, 2018 Jamie Reeves – Fplbet – The DFS recipe for success January 30, 2017 Eilers & Krejcik Research – A DFS 2017 Forecast January 12, 2017 Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Darcy KroghEuropean ‘real-money’ fantasy sports operator Mondogoal has been acquired by Vancouver-based DFS systems provider Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc (GDFSI) for an undisclosed fee.Last week, GDFSI management released a statement confirming the acquisition of Mondogoal and its related assets and intellectual properties.Founded in 2014 by Shergul Arshad, Mondogoal was one of the first companies to focus on expanding daily fantasy sports within the European betting markets. Last December, Mondogoal management announced that it had changed its business strategy as the company would solely focus on B2B client services.GDFSI management detailed that the acquisition would help the company expand within the European market, in particular Italy, where Mondogoal has an established partnership with leading betting operators Lottomatica Scommesse and Sisal SPA.“The acquisition of the Mondogoal operating assets and new agreements with Lottomatica and Sisal position us well to grow our business in one of our key European markets,” states Darcy Krogh CEO of Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc.“Italy is one of the largest online gaming markets in Europe and one of the first to establish itself in the daily fantasy space. This is a strategic investment for Global and we look forward to working with Lottomatica and Sisal to build out a strong network in Italy with our innovative platform.”Following its Italian market entry, GDFSI management detailed that it would begin to look for new European media and betting partners as the firm looks to expand its DFS network within new territorieslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: MILFORD CONTINUE IMPRESSIVE FORM WITH WIN OVER RED HUGHS

first_imgMilford GAA News*Donegal v Derry Tickets*Any tickets that have been ordered for the Ulster Championship clash between Donegal and Derry can be collected from either Joe McNulty or Kathleen Friel. *G4M&O Night at the Races*Our G4M&O team are hosting a night at the races on Friday 30th May in the Travellers Inn, Milford. First race is off at 9pm and anyone interested in buying a horse can see any member of the G4M&O team, cost per horse is €10. Please support this fundraiser for our G4M&O team. Contact any G4M&O player for more details *Seniors*CLG BnaG 0-13 Red Hughs 0-11Two more points in the bag for the Seniors after a very hard fought victory over Red Hughs on Saturday night. In a game played in difficult conditions it took the boys a while to get going but bar the first ten minutes they dominated the first half. The defence were rock solid and the boys were turning the ball over all over the pitch, while at the other end Christopher Barrett and Kane Barrett were a handful. The half time whistle came at the perfect moment as an almighty downpour saw both sides seek the refuge of the changing rooms with score 0-8 to 0-2. Na Galloglaigh got the first score of the second half but Red Hughs put in a great fight back to eventually bring just two between the sides after scoring five unanswered points. The blues managed to get scores at the right times to keep Red Hughs at arms length but Red Hughs never gave up and kept fighting to make for a nervy finale. Cathal Mc Gettigan scored a fine point in injury time to put three between the sides again but Red Hughs kept coming at them. A goalmouth scramble at the death was defended brilliantly but Red Hughs still managed a point. The resultant kick out was won by the blues and they managed to keep the ball in the Red Hughs half as the seconds ticked down until referee Ciaran Molloy blew the final whistle after five minutes of injury time. The lads showed they can hold their nerve now and have made it four wins out of four. No game for the Seniors next week due to the Donegal game however the Reserves take on Naomh Columba at home on Saturday. Next up for the Seniors is a home game against Naomh Colmcille on the 31st. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Brandon Toye, Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Dean Burgess, Gary Merritt, Oísin Barrett, Luke Barrett (0-2), James Doyle, Cathal McGettigan (0-6), Pauric Curley (0-1), Darragh Black (0-2), Kane Barrett, Chippy Barrett (0-2), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Jonny Logue for Toye (52m), Enda McHugh for Merritt (58m, BC), Brandon Toye for O. Barrett (62m, BC), Cormac Friel, Conor McNulty, Manus Boyce, Gavin McFadden*Senior Ladies*Glenfin v CLG BnaGAfter having no game last week the Seniro Ladies are back in action away to Glenfin this Saturday*U14s*CLG BnaG v Red HughsMoyle Park, Wednesday @ 7pmThe U14s take on Red Hughs at home in the Championship this Wednesday at 7pm. All support would be greatly appreciated*U14 Girls*CLG BnaG 3-7 Urris 4-7Our U14 Girls lost last Thursday but put up a brilliant performance against a highly fancied Urris side. The whole team played really well with Sinead McCahill and Roisin Boyce outstanding. Rachel Roarty and Shauna McBride also played well. Next up for the U14 Girls is a home match against Red Hughs at home on Thursday evening at 7pm *U12s*The U12s travelled to Downings and played two matches last night. The A Team were unfortunately beat, after a poor first half they played well in the second but just fell short at the end. Good performances from Eoin O’Donnell and Bruce Macauley. The B Team had a great win in a very tight match with some great displays from Barry Donnelly, Eoin McGettigan, Aisling Irwin and Paul Ryan. Training takes place every Thursday at 6pm and the next games are away to St Eunans next Monday.*U8 Blitz*Our U8s had their first blitz of the year at St Michaels on Friday night. Many thanks to all the players and parents who braved the terrible weather on the night. We beat St Michaels comfortably in our first match with good displays from ‘Goal Machine’ Ryan McElhinney, Ultan Blaney, Killian Hagan and Calvagh O’Donnell. We then played very well to beat Letterkenny Gaels with great displays from Daibhid Lynch, Jason McAteer and Maeve McClean. Our final game was against a very skilful Fanad Gaels team who beat us after a very tight battle despite determined displays from Conor Houston, Aaron Burns, and the outstanding Joseph Barrett. A special mention also to the efforts of Dara Sheridan and Shay Cannon. Next Blitz is in Milford in 2 weeks*Training Schedules*Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*2014 Membership*Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:Family – €50Senior – €20U18 – €10 Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:– Full Family membership– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)– 11 free weeks entry into the lottoFor more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 2-3-15-21. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winner win €25 each. Pat Curley, Lough Road, James Edward Friel, The Lagg, and Aodh McCormack & Fiona Boyle, Drumacloghan. Next weeks Jackpot is €720.*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are: – Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lucozade Sports Club Crusade*Thank you to all who helped with this years bottle cap collection, your support was much appreciated and we would ask that everyone continues to collect their bottle caps for next years collection.*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or [email protected]*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact [email protected], 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact [email protected], follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.GAA NEWS: MILFORD CONTINUE IMPRESSIVE FORM WITH WIN OVER RED HUGHS was last modified: May 21st, 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:GAAMilfordNoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN EXCELLENT LEAGUE VICTORY OVER AODH RUADH

first_imgUrris GAA NotesSENIORS & RESERVES: It was league action for both teams at home to Aodh Ruadh on Saturday night and both achieved excellent wins.Full time reserves Urris 0-7 v Aodh Rua 0-6. Full time in senior match Urris 0-10 Aodh 0-08. The Seniors play Burt on Wednesday night in Burt in the league, game kicks off at 6.30pm.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday Sept 4th: No jackpot winner, numbers drawn 2, 3, 13 & 20. €15 winners: Annie Duffy, Urris, Margaret Mc Cauley, Moville, Vera Walker, Tullagh, Kathleen & Elisha C/o Bingo and Sorcha & Nathan Doherty, Culdaff.Next week jackpot is €700. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support this weekly draw.DONEGAL TRAINING FUND DRAW: The club is now selling tickets to support the Donegal GAA teams training fund, tickets are €5 or three for €10. 1st prize-€1,000, 2nd prize-€500, 3rd prize-€250, 4th prize-€250 and 5th prize-two All Ireland Football Final tickets. Tickets can be purchased from John Friel or any committee member.DATE FOR THE DIARY: Official opening of the new clubhouse on Sunday September 28th, more details to follow soon.U13’S: The team make the long journey to play Downings on Wednesday night. Good luck to the lads and all involved with the team.CLUB MERCHANDISE: Great selection of Club merchandise which can now be ordered , please contact Nichola Donaghey on 0866030736 if interested. Check our Facebook page to view the club gear.Items displayed are for children but adult sizes can also be purchased (check with Nichola for prices). Watch out for more items of club merchandise in the coming weeks.CLUB BINGO: Bingo continues every Thursday night at 9pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany.Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures.Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email [email protected] no later than 9pm on Sunday night. GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN EXCELLENT LEAGUE VICTORY OVER AODH RUADH was last modified: September 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

Io, Io, It’s Off to Work We Go

first_imgThe innermost large moon of Jupiter, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.  About the size of our moon but no more than a speck of light in small telescopes, it caused a sensation when Galileo first glimpsed it and the other three major satellites of Jupiter in 1610.  Back then, it upset tradition about the hierarchy of the heavens; today, it is upsetting tradition about the age and composition of planetary bodies.  The volcanos were first observed by the Voyagers in 1979, and have been monitored with earth instruments since then, but were most clearly and dramatically revealed by the Galileo spacecraft between 1995 and 2003.  Now that its seven-year orbital tour of the Jupiter system is history, planetary scientists are trying to come to grips with the startling findings from all four large moons.  The May issue of Icarus is devoted to the puzzles of Io, whose volcanos dwarf those on earth.  “Io After Galileo” provides a status report, a state of the moon address, before it’s off to work they go for more data mining and problem solving.    Most of the articles are descriptive of the dramatic and colorful volcanos seen in the photographic images: Tupan Patera, a lava lake 47 miles across and half a mile deep; Tvashtar Catena, a chain of craters that displayed a 240-mile-high plume and 30-mile-long fire fountain; Thor, an eruption that reached 310 miles high; Amirami, the largest lava flow in the solar system; mountains towering up to 36,000 feet (Everest is 29,000); and much more.  The fact that such activity could exist on a small moon that should be mostly frozen by now is calling into question traditional theories about the dynamics of planetary interiors.  Io’s lavas, for instance, are generally much hotter than the basaltic lavas on earth.  It appears they contain heavy elements like iron and magnesium (called ultramafic lavas).  Theory demands that the heavy elements sink into the interior; how can these heavy elements erupt out onto the surface?  What drives the incessant heat flow that is as active at the poles as at the equator, and shows no cooling down during the night?    The first-order explanation is that Io is tidally pumped by its orbital resonance between Jupiter and Europa.  Like a rubber ball repeatedly squeezed, Io’s tides generate heat and that heat has to come out.  Volcanic activity was actually predicted on this principle shortly before Voyager 1 arrived.  The problem is that there is more heat flow – by an order of magnitude – than most models of tidal flexing predict.  Veeder, Matson, Johnson, Davies and Blaney1 have made the problem worse in their paper by recalculating the heat flow from thermal anomalies and adding in the extra amount detected from polar sources, arriving at a weighted average of 2.5 watts per square meter – “well above that predicted by most theories of tidal dissipation in Jupiter and Io.”  Considering all the heat emitted by cooling lavas over the entire surface, Matson in an earlier paper had set an upper bound of 13.5 watts per square meter.  This is nearly five times the heat coming out of Yellowstone’s thermal basins.    The final paper by Keszthelyi, Jaeger, Turtle, Milazzo and Radebaugh2 is entitled “A post-Galileo view of Io’s interior.”  In proposing their “mushy magma ocean” model, in which the interior has no solid core but is mushy all way through, they seem to be meekly standing up with bulls-eyes painted on their backs, waiting for the inevitable criticisms: how can the tall mountains exist?  How does the model prevent runaway melting?  How do you stop the magma from escaping too fast?  How do you prevent differentiation?  More complex models will be required, they meekly admit, and “Such future work may show that the mushy magma ocean model will need to be further refined, or even rejected.”  They point to previous critiques: “ Stevenson (2002) predicts that a mush zone >20 km deep would be unstable over geologic timescales.  Another issue is that, if the temperature of the mantle were to change significantly on a time scale of less than 106 [one million] years, then our model for stresses in the lithosphere would be inaccurate (McKinnon et al., 2001).”  Hey, it’s only a model, a “useful starting point for future discussions.”  So Io, it’s off to work we go.1Glenn J. Veeder, Dennis L. Matson, Torrence V. Johnson, Ashley G. Davies and Diana L. Blaney, “The polar contribution to the heat flow of Io,” Icarus Volume 169, Issue 1, May 2004, Pages 264-270, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2003.11.016.2Laszlo Keszthelyi, Windy L. Jaeger, Elizabeth P. Turtle, Moses Milazzo and Jani Radebaugh, “A post-Galileo view of Io’s interior,” Icarus Volume 169, Issue 1, May 2004, Pages 271-286; doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2004.01.005.One model they never seem to consider is that Io might not be as old as they assume.  Did you catch the phrase “geologic timescales”?  That’s code for 4.6 billion years.  If the model does not fit “geologic timescales” then the model must be tweaked till it does.  4.6 billion years is the golden parameter, the figure that must not be altered, because Darwinian evolution depends on it.    Io might be considered just a special case if it were alone in displaying recent surface activity.  Actually, most of the moons in the solar system possess young-looking features that defy long ages.  Europa may be gushing out water even today, Ganymede indicates recent cryovolcanism against expectations and has a global magnetic field, and Callisto shows signs of erosion and has an induced magnetic field.  Tidal flexing is not available to explain these features.  Same at Saturn: Enceladus shows widespread resurfacing and may have active water volcanos, Dione and Rhea show vast fields of surface frost, Iapetus is half-coated in dark material, and Titan has an atmosphere that is quickly eroding.  At Uranus, Ariel and Titania show resurfacing and Miranda is a mosaic of old-looking and young-looking features.  Even as far out as Neptune, the coldest body in the solar system – Triton, at 300 below zero – has active nitrogen geysers and few craters, looking like much of its surface has been reworked recently.  Back at home, our own moon exhibits transient lunar phenomena, short-lived bright or gaseous emissions from an interior that should long ago have solidified if as old as claimed.  Io is forcing planetary geologists to question their assumptions.  Would that one of them would break rank and question the assumption of 4.6 billion years.  But that would be aiding and abetting the enemy, the young-earth creationists.  No respectable scientist would want to be caught dead in such a trespass, or risk offending the Darwin Party.    Check out this issue of Icarus.  Look at the pictures and read the descriptions with a mind freed of evolutionary presuppositions.  Where does the evidence lead?(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South African classic The Suit made into a short film

first_img18 May 2016SA: @AtandwaKani stars alongside his father, John Kani in the upcoming locally produced movie ‘The Suit’ #Dstv872 pic.twitter.com/kIs7TA84kL— TransAfricaRadio (@TransAfrica872) March 9, 2016The short film version of Can Themba’s classic South African story, The Suit, has been written for screen and directed by fledgling filmmaker Jarryd Coetsee. The film stars Atandwa Kani, son of South African acting legend John Kani, in the lead role of Philemon.The story, set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, deals with the consequences of an extramarital affair gone wrong, but the metaphor acts as a more substantial comment on the brutal effects of the forced removals of the time. The story was banned by the National Party government when it was first published, but has since become a standard in high school set work curriculums; it has also been adapted for stage.Themba was a journalist for Drum magazine and an apartheid dissident. He died in exile in 1968.About his debut film, Coetsee, who first read the novel as a set work at school, told the South African Sunday Times newspaper that the story was still important. Its themes of personal space and humiliation offered a more emotional understanding today of the profound trauma experienced by millions of South Africans during apartheid.In the story, Philemon discovers a suit left by the lover of his wife, Matilda. He proceeds to use the suit to torment and humiliate her.“Oppression is cyclical and it affects personal relationships in a destructive way,” said Coetsee. “I can think of no time in our history when it has been more urgent to heed Themba’s cautionary tale because we are now at great risk of oppressive forces derailing our progress.”Watch the trailer belowThe Suit also stars Phuti Nakene as Matilda and John Kani in a small, supporting role.The film has been selected for the Zanzibar and Durban film festivals, with Coetsee and Kani hoping that word of mouth and some critical success might lead to it being shown at other international short film festivals over the next year.While it might only be in short-film format, no expense has been spared in recreating the era, offering a visual quality worthy of any feature-length production, thanks to Coetsee and his team at Mandala Films.He hopes that success for The Suit will spur on more short film narratives that will celebrate local stories, both old and new.Source: Times Livelast_img read more

Brandon Monebrake, May 8

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grandma was all worried about her flowers last night but when I got up it was 40 degrees. We didn’t get any frost but we got about six inches of rain in the last two weeks. The first rain was 2.6 inches. We got back in the fields and it started raining again and we got 3.4 inches spread out over two days.We got about 350 acres in the ground and only one field has come up. In that field there is not much that is up. It is pretty spotty emergence. The way it’s looking right now, we’ll probably have to replant a good bit of it.The rain and the cold weather aren’t helping anything. Some of the corn that is up is John Deere yellow. It looks terrible.I planted three acres of beans next to the house to test the planter. None of it is up. Luckily it is only three acres. We started after the first cold spell. A lot of people started planting before that cold spell.Everything was working great and the ground couldn’t have been in any better shape. That is why we started. Then it all turned around and fell on its face. We needed a little rain to get things started, but we didn’t need that much rain. I think there is a lot of rotten seed in the ground around here.The wind the last couple of days has been 20 miles per hour and yesterday was the first sunny day. The worked ground is starting to dry on top a little bit, but is still really soggy.The weeds are all dead in the bean ground. But last year we got all the burndown on the beans done and then we got a big rain and got pushed back on planting and we’ll probably have problems with weeds in beans like we had last year.If it doesn’t rain this week, it will probably be Friday or Saturday before we get in the fields. There are a lot of people getting nervous but you have to remember that it is still early. We like to have the corn done by May 20 and the beans done by the end of May. We can get all the corn planted with two planters in three days.last_img read more

Sources And Sinks: The Epic Battle To Control How Content Flows Across The Web

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Just ask Instagram, which saw Twitter cut off access to its list of friends, and retaliated by requiring an extra click to see images. Or Path, which lets photos flow to Facebook but had the return flow abruptly (and quietly) cut off earlier this year. Or how, last year, Twitter snubbed Linkedin, a longtime partner, restricting access to the tweets that used to show up on users’ online resumes.To begin to understand these conflicts, it helps to start with a map. For that, we’re borrowing a concept from hydrology—that of sources and sinks.Sources And Sinks On The Social WebContent must begin somewhere. These points of creation, like the upload of a YouTube video or the snapping of an Instagram photo, are sources.It must likewise end up somewhere. The nexus of creation is not always the natural place of consumption. For example, on Path, the mobile-focused social network, a substantial number of users opt to share moments on Twitter, CEO Dave Morin recently told me. That may seem odd, considering Path’s limitations on the number of friends you can add, but it allows users to reach more people with updates that aren’t especially private. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Tags:#Conflicts#Facebook#Foursquare#infographic#Instagram#LinkedIn#Path#Pinterest#social networks#Sources And Sinks#Tumblr#twitter owen thomas (Click on the image for a larger version.)Photo by Saad Faruque; infographic by Madeleine Weiss for ReadWritecenter_img Civilization began with a dam. By controlling the flow of water, rulers rose to power in ancient Egypt and China.Just as water was the lifeblood of agriculture, content—photos, videos, links, status updates, and check-ins—is the lifeblood of the social Web. And those who would rule our digital worlds seek to have content pool up and flow at their command.(Yes, in most cases, “content” is a loathsomely generic term. But it’s hard to think of a better catch-all description that embraces all the varied material that flows between the Web’s social services.)Like water, the torrents of data generated by the billions of people online can never be fully controlled. But they can certainly be harnessed. And every node of connectivity between these networks is a potential flashpoint for border skirmishes.Looked at in this light, it makes perfect sense that Tumblr went to Yahoo for $1.1 billion. Thanks to years of neglect of properties like Flickr, Yahoo was a social backwater. Without a pool of social updates to call its own, Yahoo would always be subject to the whims of Twitter, Facebook, and the rest. Now it is part of the flow.Battle LinesJust like water in the physical world—a scarce, well-guarded resource—these flows of content can turn contentious. And a large reason why Instagram became so big so fast—and was courted by Twitter before it was bought by Facebook for a billion dollars—was that it was so easy to share photos not just on Instagram but on those larger social networks. By establishing itself as a source to those sinks, Instagram emerged as a powerful pool of visuals in its own right. Foursquare, which began as a source for location check-ins posted out to Twitter and Facebook, may now be more important as a sink for other apps’ check-ins—in particular, Instagram, where many photos are tagged with a location derived from Foursquare’s vast database.Precisely because these flows have value, they are points of leverage and vulnerability. Yet they also show the social Web’s fragile interdependence.Twitter And Facebook: A Sinking Feeling Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The world’s most important social networks have long battled over their lists of friends. Early on, Facebook invited Twitter to be one of the first apps on its platform. But in 2010, when Twitter added a feature to let people find their Facebook friends on its information network, Facebook abruptly cut it off. Since then, the two services have engaged in a tit-for-tat sparring.After Facebook bought Instagram, Twitter cut off the ability to find friends on Instagram. Facebook did the same when Twitter launched Vine, its short-video app.Yet while they fought over friends’ lists, they never cut off a mutual flow of status updates. You can use Twitter to update Facebook—and, confusingly, you can opt to automatically send your public Facebook statuses out on Twitter, too. That’s because while each service prefers to be the ultimate sink for content, it doesn’t want its rival to become a more powerful source.LinkedIn, lacking the leverage over Twitter that Facebook holds, went from being what Twitter called “the perfect combination” in 2009 to something incompatible with “delivering a consistent Twitter experience.” After some worries that LinkedIn would feel less lively without tweets, the rift actually worked out for its media ambitions. It turns out that many tweets weren’t that professional in nature, and LinkedIn has moved from being a sink for tweets to a purer source of work-related information. Which, of course, it is now trying to have flow to more sinks.There are more twists and turns and intriguing dead ends in these flows of content. Did you know, for example, that you can’t pin updates from Facebook to Pinterest—even if they’re posted publicly on a brand’s Facebook Page? Or that Google+ is a virtual island, rejecting crossposted material as “social spam”?Here’s where the Web’s content flows stand as of 2013. For simplicity, we haven’t shown every possible connection. And events may swiftly make this map outdated. Last year, it certainly looked different. Next year, we’ll see new linkages and blockages. Like a fast-moving river cutting through the landscape and reshaping it as it goes, the only constant we can expect is change. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more