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OUTRAGE AS SCENIC FOREST WALK LEFT LIKE A DUMPSITE BY ‘CAMPERS’

first_imgThe horrific state of the woods left behind by so-called ‘campers.’This is the disgusting site which greeted walkers in one of Donegal’s most scenic woods yesterday.The vile mess was left behind at Lisnagra Woods in Muff by ‘campers’ who left their campsite like a rubbish site.Items of clothing were also left behind.The thoughtless vandals even left their tent behind. Walker Gary McDaid who found the mess was horrified by the picture he was gutted with while out and about.Big-hearted Gary has vowed to return to the forest today to clean up the mess.If whoever created the mess had any decency or community spirit in them, they would get there before him.OUTRAGE AS SCENIC FOREST WALK LEFT LIKE A DUMPSITE BY ‘CAMPERS’ was last modified: July 1st, 2015 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) Tags:campersdonegalLisnagra Woodslittermuffrubbishlast_img read more

Raiders sign two No. 1 draft picks, leaving just Josh Jacobs unsigned

first_imgThe Raiders used a flurry of signings Tuesday to nearly get their entire draft class under team control by securing deals with No. 4 overall pick Clelin Ferrell from Clemson and fellow first-round pick Johnathan Abram of Mississippi State.Alabama’s former star running back Josh Jacobs, the second of Oakland’s three first-round picks, is the only one of the Raiders’ eight draftees yet to sign.Trayvon Mullen, the Raiders’ second-round pick and a former Clemson teammate of Ferrell’s, also …last_img

Castle of Good Hope celebrates South Africa’s diverse heritage

first_imgDuring Heritage Month, Cape Town’s Castle of Good Hope launched a legacy project that highlights 350 years of South African history, from colonial and indigenous perspectives.The Castle of Good Hope, South Africa’s oldest building, has seen its fair share of history, dating back to the 17th century. (Image: Castle of Good Hope)CD AndersonThe project is a collaborative effort between the castle and the Ministry of Defence and Department of Military Veterans to encourage young people to have an interest in and understanding of South African history.Completed in 1679, the Castle of Good Hope is South Africa’s oldest surviving building. Over the years, it has been an important landmark for civilian and military life in the city, as well as an ongoing testament to more than 350 years of tumultuous but significant South African history. The building is currently a cultural hub, offering art and cultural exhibitions, guided historical tours and the curation of historically significant artefacts.At the official launch of the legacy project on 22 September 2017, castle management CEO Calvyn Gilfellan announced that detailed timeline murals depicting the history of the castle and South Africa would be installed at almost 300 South African schools, taking these important events, people and aspects of the country’s history to young people directly and offering a contextual appreciation of how South Africa developed as a country over 350 years.Statues of famous prisoners amaHlubi king Langalibalele‚ Zulu king Cetshwayo‚ Bapedi king Sekhukhune and Khoisan freedom fighter Doman at the Castle of Good Hope. (Image: Castle of Good Hope)The original timeline mural will be exhibited at the castle itself, joining other popular exhibits that were set up during the castle’s 350th anniversary commemorations at the end of 2016. These include the Department of Military Veterans’ Centre for Memory, Healing and Learning and a set of statues depicting amaZulu, amaHlubi and BaPedi kings Cetshwayo, Langalibalele and Sekhukhune, as well as Doman, a 17th century Khoisan resistance leader, all of whom were once imprisoned at the castle.Also part of the project is an online interactive tour of the castle and its history: a 360° view that takes anyone in the world on a virtual tour around the buildings while giving them a history lesson along the way.Watch an introduction video to the Castle’s 350 Years in 360 Degrees exhibit here: Speaking to SABC News at the launch of the project, acting director-general in the Department of Military Veterans Max Ozinsky said it was important to memorialise the often overlooked history of the castle. “The colonial history of the castle and the country is well known… [but it is often forgotten] that many leaders of resistance were [imprisoned] at the castle… and many important military decisions regarding the country’s colonial wars were made in these rooms.”The school mural project, Ozinsky added, was aimed “to show South African history from all sides”. The timeline not only highlights the conflict between colonial rule and indigenous resistance, but also times of collaboration and co-operation between these forces for the good of the country.The installation of the murals in schools will be handled by SchoolMedia, a marketing company that provides positive brand marketing to South Africa’s young people. It is the brainchild of young South African entrepreneur Khethi Ngwenya.At the launch at the castle, Ngwenya told SABC News that during research for the mural’s timeline, collaborators realised just how much of the country’s early history was missing from the existing history curriculum taught in South African schools, but he added that hopefully highlighting these historical events and the important players would change that.For more information on the Castle of Good Hope and its exhibits, visit the website here.Source: SABC News, Castle of Good Hope, South African History OnlineWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Celebrating SA Boxing excellence

first_imgBrand South Africa was proud to be part of recognising and honouring sportswomen and men at the annual SA Boxing awards alongside SA Boxing, the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and many other organisations in Sandton.“We are proud to be at the SA Boxing awards to acknowledge and celebrate excellence. Sport is instrumental to a competitive Nation Brand image,” said Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Executive Officer; Ms Thulisile ManziniJust as the former great statesman Nelson Mandela once said; “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”The award ceremony was a true reflection of Mandela’s words as the event saw an array of guests which included American actor, politician and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, the MEC of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Ms Faith Mazibuko and many aspiring boxers.Boxing South Africa Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tsholofelo Lejaka speaks on the significance of the awards, “the boxing awards are very important, in the life of every athlete recognition and reward is crucial because it is a motivator but at the same time it is also a statement through which we inspire a generation.”Every country has to nurture its strengths. Similarly, South Africa is rated highly in the sports fraternity, continuously breaking records in the like of Caster Semenya, Kagiso Rabada, Wayne van Niekerk, Kgothatso Montjanelack and Kevin Anderson.“Sport is the one vehicle through which the globe is quickly and easily integrating, so when our athletes go out to compete on the global arena, they fly our flag and sing our national anthem and become ambassadors for the country and therefore, it is very important that we support our athletes because their victories are the nation’s victories;” further adds Mr Lejaka.Brand South Africa continues to celebrate excellence with an anticipated launch of Sports Friday, taking place 24 May as a means of encouraging citizens to rally behind the national sports teams while instilling pride and patriotism amongst South Africans.The winners at the SA Boxing were:Male boxer of the year: Tulani MbengeFemale boxer of the year: Mellisa MillerMale fight of the year: Mzoxolo Ndwayana v Shaun NessFemale fight of the year: Asandiswa Nxokwana v Sherodine FortuinMale prospect of the year: Ayabonga SonjicaFemale prospect of the year: Simangele HadebeMedia person of the year: Thabiso MosiaFemale ring official of the year: Siya VabazaMale ring official of the year: Alan MatakaneMost promising ring official of the year: Simphiwe GcebaKnockout of the year: Zolani Tete v Siboniso GonyaTrainer of the Year: Colin NathanPromoter of the year: Teris Ntutu (Rumble Africa Promotions)Most promising promoter of the year: Xolani Mampunye of Last-Born PromotionsManager of the year: Colleen McAuslandSpecial achievements: Zolani Tete‚ Hekkie Budler‚ Moruti Mthalane‚ Xaba Boxing PromotionsLifetime achievement awards: Themba Zulu‚ Les Andreasen‚ Gladys Tsenene‚ Jeff Ellis‚ Mzoli Madyaka.last_img read more

OCA youth hold 4th Annual Celebrity Showdown to benefit Make-A-Wish

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST Program for youth ages 8-21 years will host the BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle to benefit Make-A-Wish. The event, in its fourth year, will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio.BEST youth will participate in this year’s battle, dressing up their cattle and presenting it to judges from the Harmony Township Fire Department. Through donations from family, friends, the community and members of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, youth participating in the Celebrity Showdown hope to raise $16,000 to help grant the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. In the past three years, BEST participants raised more than $40,000.Incentive prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers at the OCA BEST Program Banquet on May 7, 2016. Donations to Make-A-Wish will continue to be accepted after the Celebrity Showdown until the BEST Banquet.The BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle is a part of the Kids For Wish Kids program. It gives students the opportunity to help make wishes come true. Students develop fundraising ideas under the supervision of a teacher, principal or club advisor and help share the power of a wish®. To learn more about the Kids For Wish Kids program, please visit makeawishohio.org.last_img read more

Minister raps students for blocking roads

first_imgTaking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to public for “personal benefit”. A large number of students from two institutes — Shibnath Shastri College and Heramba Chandra College — had take to the streets on Thursday and Friday to protest against the Calcutta University mandate of 60% minimum attendance for appearing in the examinations. The students from Heramba Chandra College blocked thoroughfares in Golpark area for two consecutive days, demanding immediate relaxation of the norms. The protest was also backed by students of Gurudas College and Jaipuria College, who demonstrated outside their campuses. The Education Minister said the government will not succumb to the pressure tactics of the students.“Many people were inconvenienced as they (students) blocked the roads to get their demands fulfilled. This is unacceptable,” Mr. Chatterjee had said. Earlier this year, the CU authorities had asked all affiliated colleges to ensure strict compliance of the directive. A list of non-eligible students was recently published at Heramba Chandra College, triggering the agitation.Mr. Chatterjee pointed out that the State Education department has fixed 60% attendance as the criterion, even as the UGC suggested 75% attendance for higher educational institutions. Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad, the students’ wing of the ruling party, appealed to the Minister to find a “way out of the deadlock” to restore normality in the institutes.last_img read more