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first_imgKnown as the First Nations Limited Partnership, it consists of the 15 First Nations situated along the proposed pipeline route between Summit Lake and Kitimat. Sounding a lot like a member of Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative caucus, Mr. Rae is quoted as saying the successful implementation of the commercial agreement will be critical to the important LNG project moving forward successfully. He’s also quoted as claiming the FNLP is an innovative model for how industry, governments and First Nations can cooperate effectively with respect to major economic development projects.To read the full CBC article, click here.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgA family has forgiven a speeding driver who almost killed their daughter when he caused an accident which left the 3 year old fighting for her life.Letterkenny court.Michael Doherty was just 25 when his jeep caused a crash with another car being driven by Liam Doherty in Clonmany, Inishowen in May, 2011. His daughter Cassie was severely injured in the crash with fractured vertebrae, a ruptured spleen and internal bleeding  and was left in a body cast for several weeks.She spent several days in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital and then in Letterkenny General Hospital.Mr Doherty, now 28, and a stone sculptor, remembers nothing of the crash but pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious injury to the child.Although he remembers nothing of the crash, he accepted that he was speeding on the evening of the crash on May 15th.Garda Declan McBride told Letterkenny Circuit Court that Mr Doherty had crossed over to his wrong side of the road forcing Mr Doherty to take evasive action before crashing into a tree and bouncing back to strike the other vehicle.Garda McBride said Cassie Doherty, now 6, has made a full recovery and is a normal little girl.He also told the court that the little girl’s family wanted to tell the court that they held no ill feeling towards Michael Doherty.Indeed the court was told that Mr Doherty had suffered emotionally as a result of causing the little girl’s injuries.He had visited her in hospital and had brought her a teddy bear and apologised to the Doherty family.However, it was revealed to the court that Mr Doherty, who works for North West Memorials, has four previous convictions including one for dangerous driving.Judge Keenan Johnson said he was happy that little Cassie had made a full recovery and commended the courage shown by the Doherty family in forgiving Michael Doherty.He said he appreciated he was very remorseful and commended his actions in visiting little Cassie in hospital.He said “These were catastrophic injuries – a fracture to spine – but thankfully she has made a full recovery and that’s the main thing .“It is quite clear from the probation report that he has suffered enormous remorse. I am also impressed that he didn’t shy away and went to see her and it shows he has a human and caring nature.“He has accepted it is dangerous and I give him credit for that. I sincerely hope that Dohertys are able to move on and it seems they have.“There was the element of speed and it is obvious he was traveling too fast on a minor road. He lost control and result was a serious crash. However I am impressed by testimonials and it is clear he is a talented monumental sculptor. There is also a very low risk of reoffending and he is unlikely to see inside of courts again.”He jailed Doherty for four years but replaced it with 240 hours community service in lieu of the jail sentence.He also ordered him to do a Pro Social Drivers programme and disqualified him from driving for six years.FAMILY FORGIVE DANGEROUS DRIVER WHO ALMOST KILLED THEIR DAUGHTER was last modified: April 3rd, 2014 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:Cassie DohertycrashGarda Declan McBridejudge keenan johnsonLiam DohertyMichael Dohertylast_img read more

first_imgAlmost a third of septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in Donegal failed inspections between 2017 and 2018.The EPA has revealed that there was a failure rate of 29% out of the 230 inspections carried out in Donegal from 2017-2018, posing a risk to human health and the environment.A new report on Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems has found that nearly half of the systems across Ireland failed inspection because they were not built or maintained properly. The EPA is warning that faulty systems can contaminate household wells and pollute rivers.Dr. Tom Ryan, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said, “If you do not maintain your septic tank, it can contaminate your own or your neighbour’s well or your local stream, putting your health at risk and that of your family and neighbours. You can take simple steps to maintain your septic tank by making sure it is not leaking, ponding or discharging to ditches and by cleaning it out regularly.”One-fifth of systems that failed inspections during 2013-2018 are still not fixed in Donegal.The EPA said that authorities need to take appropriate measures to ensure householders fix systems that fail inspection. Householders should avail of the proposed expanded grant scheme when it becomes available, to address malfunctioning septic tanks. Noel Byrne, Senior Scientist in the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said, “It is important that householders fix systems where problems are detected. To improve water quality, the government’s proposed expanded septic tank grant scheme, due to be launched later this year, will increase the maximum grant aid available to €5000 and remove the means test requirements.”One in three septic tank systems in Donegal failed inspections was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

first_imgAudley Harrison has announced his retirement in the wake of his first-round defeat at the hands of American prospect Deontay Wilder.Harlesden’s former Olympic champion was much criticised as a professional, although he did win the European heavyweight title and was twice winner of the popular Prizefighter tournament.Harrison, 41, continued his career despite a dismal showing in a world title challenge against David Haye in November 2010 and a crushing first-round defeat against David Price last year.But Saturday’s loss to Wilder in Sheffield prompted him to call time on a career in which he won 31 of his 38 pro fights.Harrison said: “There are only so many times you can fall before it becomes foolhardy to continue.“I’ve fallen a lot, but winning the heavyweight title was a destination I really wanted to get to. Coming back from adversity has been synonymous with my life.“I’ve done well to turn my life around, but sadly my dream to be a legitimate world champion will be unrealised.“I believed if I was mentally and physically right, I could figure these young guns out. Saturday was my final chance to prove it.“The thing that pulled me up was pride, so I wanted a chance to continue and go out on my shield. It was not to be.”See also:Trio to feature on Wembley Arena 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgJust how “miraculous” was South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy? How close did the country really come to civil war?Check out our press clipping snapshots of the 72 days leading up to Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as SA’s first democratically elected President – and see how heavily the odds were stacked against “the rainbow nation”.21 MARCH 1994IFP plans poll protestThe Inkatha Freedom Party has rejected an initiative by President De Klerk to bring it into the election and is instead planning a campaign of opposition to the Interim Constitution and next month’s election.Tensions in KwaZulu/Natal continued to soar at the weekend with sporadic outbreaks of violence and both the IFP and ANC announcing steps designed to gain strategic advantage in the province.The Star, Monday 21 March 1994He’s tuning in to ParliamentParliament’s austere corridors might soon be reverberating to the rhythmic reggae beat if James Mange can muster enough fans.The dreadlocked Mange, with his colourful history in struggle politics and music, has resurfaced as leader of the Sports Organisation for Collective Contribution and Equal Rights (SOCCER) Party.The Rastafarian commando spent 13 years on Robben Island after being sentenced to death in 1979 along with 11 others for high treason.Once free he set about establishing a musical career.But politics is in his bones, he says, and he has found a way to marry his two loves and hopefully take them into the realm of government in the new South Africa.The Star, Monday 21 March 199422 MARCH 1994TEC bid to take control in KwaZuluThe Transitional Executive Council (TEC) is considering a series of steps, including giving the SAP jurisdiction over KwaZulu and considering government’s financial obligations to the territory, to ensure free political activity in the region in the five weeks leading up to the elections.At the same time, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairman Judge Johann Kriegler is trying to secure “an inclusive commitment” to free and fair elections from President FW de Klerk, ANC president Nelson Mandela, Inkatha Freedom Party president Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.Business Day, Tuesday 22 March 199421 die as prisons eruptA cell fire killed 21 prisoners at the Queenstown Prison yesterday as the countrywide protest by prisoners for the right to vote escalated.And the mood at the majority of prisons around the country was described as “tense and volatile” by prison authorities today.At Maritzburg Prison about 2 000 prisoners broke out of their cells and toyi-toyied in the courtyards.By last night, 3 000 prisoners were also on hunger strike countrywide. These included 614 at East London, 29 at Krugerdorp, 148 at Port Shepstone, 16 at Pollsmoor (Cape Town) and 210 at Brandviel.The Star, Tuesday 22 March 1994Bomb wrecks NP officesA powerful bomb wrecked through the offices of the National Party in Right-wing Ventersdorp last night.A police spokesman confirmed that the explosion caused large-scale damage to the building which houses the offices.The Citizen, Tuesday 22 March 199423 MARCH 1994TEC takes over Ciskei as Gqozo quitsCiskei military leader Brigadier Oupa Gqozo resigned last night as the SADF was deployed along the homeland’s border in readiness to help quell a revolt by public servants and police.The Transitional Executive Council (TEC) said it would appoint two administrators to govern Ciskei until the election, after Gqozo contacted Foreign Minister Pik Botha and offered to step down. He asked SA to intervene and restore control.Defence Minister Kobie Coetzee said troops had been placed on full alert along Ciskei’s border and could be deployed at short notice to “calm the situation”.Business Day, Wednesday 23 March 199424 MARCH 1994Chaos in homelandsBisho – As wildcat strikes by public servants spread throughout Ciskei today, the big question is which way the Ciskei Defence Force will go. The CDF boycotted talks in King William’s Town yesterday called by the South African government and the Transitional Executive Council to smooth the way for the peaceful reincorporation of the homeland into South Africa following the resignation of Oupa Gqozo as president.The Star, Thursday 24 March 199425 MARCH 1994More troops for Natal?Durban – State President De Klerk said yesterday that SA Defence Force troops could be deployed more widely in war-torn Natal and KwaZulu, where political fighting has reached almost unprecedented levels five weeks before the April election.The Citizen, Friday 25 March 199426 MARCH 1994Marching to PretoriaThousands of right-wingers started gathering at Radio Pretoria last night for a massive show of right-wing strength today.As the city prepared for an invasion by up to 25 000 marchers, businesses and security forces said they were ready for any eventuality.Afrikaner Volkstaat and Conservative Party leader Ferdi Hartzenberg is scheduled to address the marchers at Church Square on Hoofstad Dag (Capital Day) and proclaim Pretoria the capital of a right-wing volkstaat.Weekend Star, Saturday 26 March 1994KwaZulu on the agendaKwaZulu Chief Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi meets President de Klerk this weekend for talks that will weigh heavily on contingency planning for strife-torn KwaZulu/Natal.The discussions come amid increasing government speculation that an election in the region could be postponed.Weekend Star, Saturday 26 March 199427 MARCH 1994Nuclear scientists threaten to tell allDisgruntled South African nuclear and rocket scientists are threatening to expose closely guarded secrets about the country’s arms programme unless they are paid R4.5-million in retrenchment benefits.A spokesman claiming to represent 16 scientists admitted this week that the threat amounted to blackmail.“We want a settlement, but negotiation has failed and we don’t want to have to take this to the industrial court. Our disclosures will prove embarrassing for Armscor, Denal (an off-shoot of Armscor) and the Nationalist government”, he warned.Sunday Times, Sunday 27 March 1994The story continued …1 – 6 March 19947 – 13 March 199414 – 20 March 199421 – 27 March 199428 March – 3 April 19944 – 10 April 199411 – 17 April 199418 – 24 April 199425 April – 1 May 19942 – 8 May 19949 – 11 May 1994Research, photos: Ndaba DlaminiWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgThe giant baobab surrounded by the flagsof the 32 qualifying nations. A calabash, identical to the exterior ofthe Soccer City stadium, simmers in the centre of the stage.(Images: Shine2010) MEDIA CONTACTS • Wolfgang Eichler, Fifa media officer +27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 2010 471 • Delia Fischer, Fifa media officer +27 11 567 2010 or +27 11 567 2524 • Jermaine Craig, media manager 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committee +27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 201 0121 RELATED ARTICLES• World Cup starts on a high note• World Cup concert on song • Star-studded concert for 2010 • 2010 Fifa World Cup background resources • 2010 Fifa World Cup Fan Fest guideJanine ErasmusThe 2010 Fifa World Cup opening ceremony showcased the vibrancy of Africa and the colour and diversity of South Africa, the host nation.Thousands of fans packed into the magnificent calabash, Soweto’s Soccer City, to witness the official opening of the first World Cup ever to take place on African soil.At the start of the ceremony, conceived by music arranger Lebo M, the five airplanes of the Silver Falcons, the South African Air Force’s aerobatic display team, swooped over the stadium as fans wept and bowed their heads with the emotion of the moment. The jets made another flyover at the end of the ceremony, trailing plumes of smoke.Vuvuzelas rang out around the ground, but would be respectfully hushed a short while later during speeches and the national anthems.Young South African imbongi or praise singer Zolani Mkiva, the Poet of Africa, opened the proceedings with a passionate performance. The centre of the stage was then filled with 1 500 exuberant dancers of all shapes, sizes and ages.Many fans did not make it to the stadium in time for the ceremony because of gridlocked traffic, but those who were there were entertained by the likes of Thandiswa Mazwai, Hugh Masekela, TKZee and HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula), Nigeria’s Femi Kuti, the legendary Osibisa of Ghanaian origin, and Algerian singing star Khalid who performed his Arabic smash hit “Didi”.Tenor Timothy Moloi sang the Nelson Mandela-supported anthem “Hope”, which contains a spoken message from the former president and fervent sports fan. Siphiwo Ntshebe, who sang the version on Listen Up, the official Worfld Cup album, was chosen by Mandela to perform the track but died suddenly in May after a bout of meningitis.R&B superstar R Kelly sang the World Cup anthem “Sign of Victory” with the backing of the Soweto Spiritual Singers.The dancers operated a large dung beetle puppet, which rolled away an oversized Jabulani football. To the beat of African rhythms they also constructed a giant smoking calabash or cooking pot and then Africa’s iconic baobab tree on the raised platform in the middle of the stage.Other highlights included a map of Africa made of large sheets of coloured cloth, a tribute to all nations who took part in the qualifying stages and one to the 32 teams that did make it through, and the World Cup logo artfully put together like a jigsaw puzzle by youngsters wearing different coloured clothing.Let the games beginAn hour later, Fifa president Sepp Blatter and South African president Jacob Zuma took to the field for the formalities ahead of the opening game between South Africa and Mexico.Blatter congratulated South Africa for the impressive arrangements and all the hard work that went into preparing for this day. He thanked the country for its hospitality and dedication before handing over to President Jacob Zuma, who was to declare the tournament officially open.Zuma alluded to former president Nelson Mandela’s absence – the elder statesman was expected to grace the occasion but the tragic death of his young great grand-daughter, as she returned from the inaugural kickoff concert the night before, plunged the Mandela family into mourning and prevented Mandela’s appearance.“Madiba sends a message – the game must start,” said Zuma. “You must enjoy the game.”He continued, “The time for Africa has come. It has arrived. Allow me to say I am honoured and privileged to be given an opportunity to declare the 2010 Fifa World Cup open.”The dignitaries were then introduced to both teams and the match officials. Once the two national anthems had been enthusiastically sung by both camps, Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov, whose own football career was cut short by injury, blew the whistle to get the tournament underway.To the delight of their South African supporters, Bafana Bafana went on to hold their opponents to a 1-1 draw and scored a point in their Group A opening match, continuing the tradition of hosts not losing their opening games.According to Google the search term “world cup opening ceremony 2010 live” was the ninth most popular search during the ceremony’s duration.SAMA-nominated R&B singer, Timothy Moloi, is to stand in for the late Siphiwo Ntshebe, whose sudden death on May 27, 2010 shook the music world. Ntshebe had been chosen by Mandela to convey a global message of hope at the opening of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. Moloi will sing the Hope track, which is believed to contain a spoken message of hope and compassion from Mandela.last_img read more

first_img17 March 2014 State company Transnet on Monday awarded contracts totalling R50-billion to two Chinese and two North American companies to build 1 064 diesel and electric locomotives, as part of a seven-year, R300-billion expansion of South Africa’s railways, ports and pipelines. Together, this amounts to the biggest locomotive supply contract in South Africa’s history, and the largest single infrastructure investment ever by a South African corporate. Contracts for the supply of 599 electric locomotives were awarded to Chinese firm CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive and the local arm of Canadian company Bombardier Transportation, along with their local empowerment partners. And contracts for 465 diesel locomotives were awarded to the local arms of General Electric and of state-owned Chinese company China CNR Corporation, along with their local empowerment partners. “This marks a significant milestone in the company’s history together with substantial socio-economic benefits for South Africa,” Transnet Group chief executive Brian Molefe said in a statement. “The drive to modernise our fleet is intended to improve reliability and availability of locomotives. This will improve customer satisfaction, ultimately leading to our crucial goal of road-to-rail migration of cargo.” The contracts come with stringent local content, skills development and training commitments, in line with the government’s Supplier Development Programme, which aims to grow South Africa’s manufacturing capacity by localising the production of imported machinery and equipment. Transnet said the four suppliers had exceeded the minimum local content criteria for rolling stock of 60% for electric locomotives and 55% for diesel locomotives. All but 70 of the locomotives would be built at Transnet Engineering’s plants in Koedoespoort, Pretoria and Durban, with Transnet Engineering sharing approximately 16% of the total build programme – about a third of which will be outsourced to local emerging engineering and manufacturing firms. “In total, the localisation elements are expected to contribute over R90-billion to the economy,” Molefe said, adding: “This transaction is intended to transform the South African rail industry by growing existing small businesses and creating new ones. We are going to create and preserve approximately 30 000 jobs.” In terms of the contracts, the last of the 1 064 new locomotives will roll off the production line within three-and-a-half years. “In other words, at the programme’s peak, we will be producing 480 locomotives per year at 48 per month,” Molefe said. The majority of the locomotives will be deployed in Transnet Freight Rail’s general freight business, which is all cargo except for dedicated heavy haul lines for iron ore and coal. Transnet aims to grow its freight volumes from the current 207-million tonnes to 350-million tonnes. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There are 2 sides to Adam Graham. There is the jean wearing Adam Graham that farms in with his Dad and Brother in Champaign, Logan and Union Counties and then there is the suit and tie Adam Graham who is the Chairman of The Ohio Soybean Board, representing soybean farmers from all over the state. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found the former Adam Graham planting corn in Logan County and hopped in for a Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, to find out what Graham does when he’s not in the board room, or in Columbus or Washington, D.C.last_img read more

first_imgDiscover how to create 3D in Smoke from a 2D video image – a very cool effect!Autodesk Smoke and Flame pro Joel Osis is a compositing, video editing and motion design pro.  This talented creative pro currently works full time as a lead compositor, and previously was a senior Flame artist.We’re lucky then, that Joel shares his Smoke and Flame knowledge in regular Vimeo posts that demonstrate advanced post production techniques.  In the following Smoke video tip he demonstrates a fairly quick way to achieve a 2D to 3D parallax based conversion using Smoke’s built-in toolset.3D (or stereo or stereoscopic) video is usually created by shooting two cameras next to each other simultaneously.  The simulated Smoke 3D effect that Joel demonstrates is unique in that the effect can be created with a single 2 dimensional video image (in this case, footage shot on a RED camera).Word of warning for Smoke newbies, this tutorial isn’t “intro to Smoke” level stuff…rather it’s more advanced and probably more suited for seasoned Smoke compositors/editors.See how to pull off a 3D effect in Smoke below.  Thanks for sharing Joel!last_img read more

first_imgThe interview is an important aspect of documentary filmmaking. Check out these must-know interview tips before starting your next project.Top image via Pat MillsThe importance of conducting a solid interview can’t be overstated when it comes to documentary filmmaking. But every filmmaker is different in terms of how they approach and capture that interview. The way Errol Morris conducts an interview is vastly different from the way Werner Herzog conducts an interview. With that said, let’s run through a few interview tips every documentary filmmaker should know.1. Prepare Accordingly, but Remain AdaptableImage: documentarian Laura Poitras researching, via The New York TimesResearch is an absolute must before ever attempting to produce a documentary film, let alone an interview. For example, I researched my last documentary film for nearly a year before we ever rolled on a camera. By researching your film, you’ll be better able to intelligently adapt your questions to match your subject’s responses.2. Avoid “Yes” and “No” QuestionsImage: documentary filmmaker Nel Shelby and crew during interview, via Nel Shelby ProductionsWith research and planning done, it’s time to craft questions for the interview. For this you’ll want to ensure that you have a solid dialogue going with your subject before the interview. Just be mindful not to prep them — you want their responses to be real and authentic, and that doesn’t happen if you conduct a preinterview.Develop your questions from your research and correspondence with your subject. The key to creating these questions is to ensure that they aren’t “yes” or “no” questions. Your questions need to be structured and framed in such a way that they invite the subject to talk and give quantitative responses. We also want to ask them to restate the question before answering.The secret to asking revealing questions is to ask about the subject’s “feelings and emotions” and to ask the subject to tell you a story full of details. – The Wild Classroom3. Ensure Your Subject Is ComfortableImage: Fredrick Wiseman’s crew before filming National Gallery, via DVDExoticaWith a foundation based on research and expansive questions, you’re ready to actually conduct the interview — and while you may be completely comfortable around running cameras, your subject might not be. Because of this, you need to ensure your subjects are comfortable before you ever start rolling.I’ve found a technique learned from filmmaker Scott Thurman to be helpful for this. Thurman recommends giving your subject your undivided attention while the crew prepares the gear and set. Make small talk and chat about anything. Ease their mind and make them feel as comfortable as possible. When you’re finally ready to go, they’ll feel much more at ease with the process. Be respectful of your subject and remember they are accommodating you, so be sure to accommodate them.4. Be Engaging With Your SubjectImage: documentary Filmmaker Errol Morris during an interviewYour subject is feeling positive, confident, and ready to roll. You hit record. Now, it’s absolutely crucial for you to remain engaged with both energy level and eye contact. If your energy level is good, your subject’s is likely to be as well. Having an engaged subject can make a huge difference for your interview.One quick note about eye contact. I like to maintain eye contact with my subject throughout the interview. There will be moments when you write a note about something they said, but try to bring eye contact back immediately. If the filmmaker doesn’t maintain eye contact, the subject’s eyes will drift around the space and likely become disengaged.5. Leave Spaces to BreatheImage: documentarian Clio Barnard on set of The Arbor, via IMDbFinally, we have solid questions, an engaged subject, and rolling cameras. This is the perfect mix for a great interview, minus one thing — breathing room. When conducting an interview, you need to make sure you leave plenty of space for edits. I like to tell my subjects to give me a beat or two before starting in with their answer. Then when they finish, I’m going to let there be an awkward pause — a place for the interview to breathe.This technique is, of course, for the editing phase of the film. Don’t feel that you need to stop recording immediately after you finish your questions. I’ve been able to capture some of the best bits of my interviews during post-question conversational moments.What approach do you take to interviews? Share your thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more