Donegal volunteers to join over 700 in support of Make-A-Wish Ireland

first_imgVolunteers from Donegal will join over more than 700 volunteers nationwide to support the annual fundraising campaign of Make-A-Wish Ireland, the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses. On March 29, the annual fundraising event will see volunteers bag packing in more than 65 Tesco supermarkets nationwide and collecting donations on streets around the country as well as hosting other support events to raise much-needed funds for the charity.Recent research shows that children who have wishes granted are more likely to build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a serious illness. This improves their quality of life and produces better health outcomes.Susan O’Dwyer, Make-A-Wish Ireland CEO, said: “Wish Day is a day where we can all help make wishes come true for children living with life-threatening illnesses.“We are hugely dependent on the generosity of the Irish public. Make-A-Wish has granted more than 2,400 wishes for Irish children since 1992 which would not be possible without the help of men, women and children around Ireland.” Donegal volunteers to join over 700 in support of Make-A-Wish Ireland was last modified: March 24th, 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) Tags:Make A Wish Irelandlast_img read more

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Photo library: People 11

first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Northern Cape province:Willem Nkosi, a worker on apecan-nut farm in theVaalharts Irrigation Scheme region. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:The donkey cart has longbeen a traditional form oftransport for many ruralpeople. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker Philani Gumede tests a new batchof wine at the Orange RiverWine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Tourists at the Eye ofKuruman, the biggest naturalspring in the southernhemisphere. Photo: Graeme Williams , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker PhilaniGumede tests a new batch ofwine at the Orange River Wine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker PhilaniGumede tests a new batch ofwine at the Orange River Wine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Junior winemaker PhilaniGumede tests a new batchof wine at the Orange RiverWine Cellars. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Potchefstroom, North Westprovince: Students at theUniversity of North West. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Potchefstroom, North Westprovince: Students at theUniversity of North West. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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Football for Hope centres on track

first_img29 June 2010Football body Fifa says it is on track to roll out 20 Football for Hope centres across Africa after the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The ambitious project is one of the major legacies Fifa wants to leave after staging the first World Cup on the continent.The Football for Hope centres will feature football mini-pitches along with classrooms and health care facilities, providing young people with access to counselling, health and educational services.“We are definitely on track and we want to complete the centres by 2012,” Fifa’s Henry Nasale, director of the 20 Centres for 2010 project, told a media briefing in Johannesburg on Monday. “In fact, work on three of the centres will start in Nairobi and Kenya in the next three weeks.“We are receiving a lot of support from the governments and local communities, so our work is progressing and people will be seeing these legacy centres very soon.”Five of the centres will be built in South Africa, and one is already operational in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where it serves as a vehicle to promote education, health and community development in the fast-growing township.Nasale said each centre was designed in close collaboration with the community to ensure that the infrastructure was consistent with local needs.Football-based activities are used at the centres to provide an out-of-school learning experience for young people.Former Bafana Bafana Captain Lucas Radebe, who lent his name for the campaign, said football should go beyond the pitch. “I think the time has come that football makes an impact in the lives of people. Many of us have become role models through football, and many kids are looking up to us, so it only makes sense that we are involved in some kind of community development.“The centres are emphasising what we refer to as the power of football, because with this game you can do anything, and what better way to use the power of the sport than investing in community upliftment,” Radebe said.Radebe will be traveling around the continent helping Fifa to set up the centres.Fifa’s six official partners – Adidas, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Hyundai, Sony and Visa – last year committed to contributing US$500 for each goal scored during the more than 800 World Cup qualifying matches, amounting to a donation of over $1-million.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Feature film shows arresting beauty of Lesotho

first_imgAn engaging movie filmed against the vast and rugged wilderness of Lesotho – the first feature film produced in the picturesque mountain kingdom – unwraps the mystery and beauty of the region and its people. (Image: The Forgotten Kingdom) • Andrew Mudge Filmmaker and Writer Black Kettle Films andrewmudge@gmail.com • Cape Flats gang film an Oscar contender • American film industry on tour • e’Lollipop sequel soon for South Africa • A shot at movie stardom with Jameson • Education at the moviesMelissa Jane CookAn engaging movie filmed against the vast and rugged wilderness of Lesotho – the first feature film produced in the picturesque mountain kingdom – unwraps the mystery and beauty of the region and its people.The Forgotten Kingdom won the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography in New York at the 14th annual Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Awards in October 2013, and opens on screens across South Africa on 11 April. Carlos Carvalho, the director of photography, won the award for his masterful attention to detail behind the camera.Haskell Wexler, an American cinematographer, film producer, and director who was named one of the industry’s 10 most influential cinematographers by the International Cinematographers Guild, presented the award. “The tough city slum shooting in the film has the realistic edge of a documentary, while the camera moves are smooth, with painterly frames used as part of a transition to the lead characters’ memories of rural youth,” he told the Woodstock Film Festival.“The first frame is a lone man on a cliff, a distant, beautiful shot valid as a still. After a beat of six, the man moves out of frame. A visual transition to the urban. There are strong, other world, even mystical images at the remote mountain village… Carlos Carvahlo is a first-class shooter well deserving of this award. I hope the Woodstock recognition will encourage him to continue pursuing his artful career doing features like The Forgotten Kingdom where the story he tells is as integrated and important as how you tell it,” said Wexler.Carvahlo received $15 000 (about R157 000) worth of film camera equipment rental from Panavision, in New York.View the trailer hereA life on setHe has always been fascinated by the lens. After studying photography at the Port Elizabeth Technikon, Carvalho joined the film industry as a runner in 1992. Using his precise shooting skills, he won a silver lion at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. He works on TV commercials, feature films, documentaries and corporate infomercials, and has won several awards over the years.In addition to best cinematography, The Forgotten Kingdom also won the jury’s award for Best Feature Narrative, as well as Best Editing of a Feature Narrative. Africa is a hive of activity of international and local film production, and this movie gives Lesotho a moment to shine as well.“The Forgotten Kingdom is a profoundly visual story,” says producer Chris Roland of ZEN-HQ. “The first film ever to be produced in Lesotho, it’s a charming and captivating quest steeped in the history and culture of the Basotho people. We congratulate Carlos Carvalho on this significant win.”The film tells of the journey of an unemployed young man, Atang Mokoeyna, who lives in Johannesburg. He returns to his ancestral land to bury his estranged father, and at once is intrigued and seduced by its mystical beauty and hardships. These are the people he has forgotten.Inspiration from travelsAndrew Mudge, the writer, director and co-producer, says on the film’s website www.forgottenkingdomthemovie.com that the inspiration for The Forgotten Kingdom came from two trips he made to Lesotho and South Africa in 2003 and 2006. “I explored Lesotho’s remote areas, and became fascinated by this little-known country totally surrounded by South Africa. It’s such a visually rich place, it feels like a frontier, and reminded me of how the American West must have been 150 years ago.”The American says he wanted to capture this place on film, and tell a story that had elements of magical realism, a reflection of the mystical nature of the country itself. “The storyline came to me when I learned about men who leave Lesotho to go work in the goldmines of South Africa, and only return home in their coffins, usually victims of HIV/Aids. I suddenly had the image of a tough city kid building a coffin for his father, and his reluctant return to the motherland. That was the launching point of writing the story.”Mudge conjures up images of horsemen wrapped in blankets moving through snow-peaked valleys and thatched-hut villages lost in time. “I wanted to make a film that was primarily visual, told through the colours of the land and the faces of the Basotho people. My own experience of discovering this mostly overlooked country called Lesotho was like finding something exquisitely beautiful and unique. I wanted to convey that experience to an audience through the journey of the main character, Atang Mokoenya. This is a man who unwillingly experiences a life transformation when he returns to a place that had he long ago chosen to forget.”He spent nearly a year living in Lesotho before filming, he adds, collecting stories from the people, many of whom gave valuable feedback to keep the story culturally genuine. Despite financial incentives for filming in South Africa, he never considered making this movie anywhere but in Lesotho. It was never an option to have the characters speak anything but Sesotho. “The film is a universal story, but it is told from a unique perspective. My producers and I embraced the challenges of making a feature film in a country with mostly rough dirt roads, no professional actors, and no film industry (yet!). Like all journeys, it was a voyage into the great unknown.”The lead roles are played by Zenzo Ngqobe and Nozipho Nkelemba, both known for their work in numerous TV productions, including the e.tv soap opera Rhythm City. Big-name supporting roles include Jerry Mofokeng and Lillian Dube.last_img read more

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Ohlees® Women’s India Straight Brazilian Hair Extensions Real 100% Human Virgin Remy Natural Premium Weave 3 Bundle weft, Excellent service

first_img Posted on May 19, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags Ohlees® A little thinner than i thought it would be and sheds very quickly. Brought 12′,14′,16′ – 10′ closure would recommend buying two lots and doubling when sewing in. The hair will not be good for more than one use but closure looks good. Fast delivery excellent quality. Lovely soft hair but has gray bits in and the wefts are not 10′. Will attempt to ask for refund and buy a larger length. Key specs for Ohlees® Women’s India Straight Brazilian Hair Extensions Real 100% Human Virgin Remy Natural Premium Weave 3 Bundle weft + 1 pcs Lace frontal Closure 4*4 (14″16″18″+10″):1)100% human hair extensions ,1 package have 4 bundle hair weft + 3 part 4*4 lace closure 1pcs/100g,size:10″…..24″2)6A Human Hair,can be dyed, highlighted, curled, straightened, and styled as your own hair3) Direct factory wholesale price, which is much lower than others. We have more than 10 years’ experience, so you must be satisfied with our super quality.4Your order will be shipped out within 3 days. Our delivery time is 7-21 working days, pls ignore the amazon Estimated delivery Time.Ohlees Original Brand, high quality~Comments from buyers“Soft hair not exactly true to size , Will buy again , Wish the wefts were thicker “ Quick delivery, good hair will buy again. Good product although it shades but i still recommend. My daughter loves this hair definitely will order again. Fast delivery and the hair quality is amazing. None shredding, colour & quality is as described👍🏼😊. I bought this product for the first time from seller and all i can say is that it is a really superb product. It does not shed easily also. So soft and nice , everyone loves it nd most of my friends also bought it. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-19 04:17:20Reviewed Item Ohlees® Women’s India Straight Brazilian Hair Extensions Real 100% Human Virgin Remy Natural Premium Weave 3 Bundle weft + 1 pcs Lace frontal Closure 4*4 (14″16″18″+10″)Rating 4.3 / 5  stars, based on  14  reviewslast_img read more

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Guide to hosting an unforgettable Last/First New Year’s event

first_img SharePrint RelatedHow to host the best New Year’s event for Last/FirstNovember 28, 2017In “Community”Out with the old, in with these two new souvenirs!November 8, 2018In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs”How to throw an awesome New Year’s geocaching bash in 5 easy stepsNovember 10, 2015In “Community” Special thanks to Natalie for her event-organizing expertise on this blog post!Share with your Friends:More New Year’s Eve is an opportunity to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. While end-of-year traditions come in many shapes and sizes, this year you can start a new tradition by hosting an event with your geocaching buddies while earning two new souvenirs.This year, we invite you to say ‘Thanks’ to 2018 and welcome 2019 with two new geocaching souvenirs. Earning the souvenirs is easy:Find a geocache or attend an event on December 31 to earn the Thanks 2018 souvenir.Find a geocache or attend an event on January 1 to earn the Hello 2019 souvenir.Without further ado, here are five easy steps to hosting a great New Year’s Eve geocaching bash!Step 1: Choose a themeLike creating a GIFF film, all great Event Caches start out with a theme. We’ve brainstormed a few ideas to get you inspired:Throw a “geocaching resolutions” party. Have everyone choose a geocaching resolution to complete in 2019 (“Complete my Difficulty/Terrain grid,” “Hide my first cache,” or “Invite someone new to geocaching”). Bonus points if everyone meets again at the end of the year to see who followed through with their resolutions!Keep things “Hygge.” Pronounced hue-guh, the Danish word Hygge is the state of being warm, cozy, or charming. Plan a daytime event on January 1 at a coffee shop or cafe so geocachers can warm up (or cool down) after finding their first geocache(s) of the year.Step 2: Select the date and time of your eventThis is an easy one: plan your event for December 31 or January 1 so it qualifies for a souvenir. When selecting a time, remember some guests may bring young kids, so you may want to plan your event earlier on New Year’s Eve or even schedule a daytime event on January 1.Reminder: The geocaching guidelines prohibit event stacking. To avoid this, Event Caches must be:Held at different timesOrganized by different geocachersHave a minimum duration of 30 minutes, andTake place at different locations than other events.The last day to submit your event is December 17th! Check out the geocaching guidelines for more information.Step 3: Find a venueYou can host Event Caches anywhere available to the public—a restaurant, park, or even your house. Be sure to find a place that has enough space for activities! Don’t forget to provide a description of your event in the Cache Details. This is a great place to explain any limitations with the venue such as whether it’s dog friendly. You can also add a reminder here to dress warm for an outdoor event.Step 4: Plan fun and engaging activitiesA great way to make your event fun for all is to schedule activities to help your guests meet each other. Here are four ideas to get you started:Do a polar plunge. There’s no cooler way to bond with fellow geocachers than by jumping into freezing water together at the height of winter! For lucky geocachers in the Southern Hemisphere, host a picnic on the beach and enjoy the warmth of summer.Create a geocaching bucket list. As a group, make a bucket list of geocaches you want to find in 2019. Make plans throughout the year to find them together!Play geocaching bingo. Create a bingo card based on geocaching achievements (“Earned a new country souvenir” or “Found more than 100 geocaches”). Guests must find other geocachers at the event who have completed the achievements to fill in their board.Bake a lucky trackable into a cake. In Greece, coins are baked into bread or cake, and whoever finds the coin has good luck for the entire year! Give your guests the gift of geocaching luck by hiding a trackable in the dessert. Make sure to mention this to them before they take a bite!Step 5: Invite friends, new and old!Now that you’re feeling inspired, create a new event on Geocaching.com. Remember, events must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event date. Once it has been published, share the GC code with your local geocaching organization.Whether you’re already a well-established social butterfly or a first-time attendee, geocaching events are a great way to meet new people who share your love for geocaching. We hope these tips help you host a rockin’ New Year’s Eve geocaching bash!What tips do you have for throwing an unforgettable geocaching New Year’s event? Tell us in the comments below!last_img read more

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Ajinkya Rahane equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record with fourth successive fifty

first_imgAjinkya Rahane continued his rich vein of form with yet another half-century in One day Internationals. Rahane is making the most of the opportunity at the top of the order and has so far scored fifty-plus scores in all the four ODIs against West Indies in the ongoing five-match series.Rahane has been in a sublime form with scores of 62, 103, 72 and 60.Rahane top-scored for India with 60 off 91 balls but his knock went in vain as the visitors failed to chase down 190 against West Indies, losing the match by 11 runs. India had won the second and third ODIs after the first game was washed out. The visitors lead the series 2-1 with the fifth and final game to be played on June 6 in Jamaica.Rahane’s innings also helped him equal Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mohammad Azharuddin, Suresh Raina and Sourav Ganguly for four consecutive fifty-plus scores.Tendulkar achieved the feat twice in 1996 and 2003, Azahruddin did it in 1990 and 1993, Ganguly in 2002, Kohli in 2010, Dhoni in 2011 and Raina in 2013.Rahul Dravid, Tendulkar and Kohli jointly hold India’s record with five successive fifties in ODIs.Rahane, who was sitting on the bench for whole of the ICC Champions Trophy, said he utilised the time focusing on his fitness and batting. In West Indies he got the opportunity after Rohit Sharma was rested for the tour.”I would like to thank Virat (Kohli) and team management that they gave me this opportunity to bat at the top of the order. When I was in England, I really worked hard on my fitness and I am happy all that hard work is paying off here,” Rahane told ANI last week.advertisementlast_img read more

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