Bloody Sunday solidarity protest to be held in Letterkenny tonight

first_imgA solidarity march in protest at the decision to prosecute just one solider over Bloody Sunday is to be held in Letterkenny tonight.Local county councillor Gerry McMonagle says he is “devastated for the Bloody Sunday families over the decision.“I have read the report and the reasons behind the decision to prosecute just one solider and to be in makes absolutely no sense at all. “Our thoughts, prayers and continued support for their quest for justice remains as strong as ever,” he said.“I am asking everyone who feels the same way to attend a Solidarity Protest this evening in support of their quest for justice.”Anyone who wishes to take part should come along top the Station Roundabout in Letterkenny this evening (Thurs) at 6.30pm.Bloody Sunday solidarity protest to be held in Letterkenny tonight was last modified: March 14th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Smell the coffee at ShopLK and Kernans special event

first_imgShopLK together with Kernans are hosting a special coffee evening at Kernans Bistro & Coffee House on October 17th. With the recent launch of their Go Green reusable cups, the team behind the environmental campaign, wanted to demonstrate just how easy it is to bring along reusable cups to your favourite coffee shops and cafes.The event will give attendees a taste of the great coffee blends and bakes available at Kernans and will also provide an insight into the Go Green campaign. Attendees will be treated to free coffee, tea, baked treats, free Go Green cups, music, prizes and more! Places are filling up so anyone who is interested in attending should register through the Eventbrite link, kernansgogreenwithshoplk.eventbrite.com.The team behind ShopLK, an initiative of Letterkenny Chamber, created the Go Green campaign with a focus on reducing waste in Letterkenny. In partnership with Letterkenny Tidy Towns, Go Green will play its part in keeping Letterkenny tidy, encouraging customers to #GoGreen in their everyday lives and promoting Letterkenny as a greener retail destination.The event at Kernans is just one of the ways that members of the community can learn about the campaign and receive a Go Green cup. The Go Green team have other exciting events and competitions in the pipeline, and these will be rolled out during the rest of 2019 and into 2020.Leonard Watson, President of Letterkenny Chamber supporting the initiative said “We’re very excited here at Letterkenny Chamber about our upcoming event at Kernans Bistro and Coffee House. It will be great to see members of the public getting into the routine of using our reusable cups. This will make a huge difference to the local area and to the wider community in the long run. “The newly renovated upstairs coffee area at Kernans is the perfect place to host our unique event. We’re delighted that Anthony and the Kernans team are working alongside us for this event and we hope that it will be a great success!”Check out the event page on Facebook for further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129964337209129/Toni Forrester, Cllr. John O’Donnell, Chairman of the Letterkenny Municipal Area, Leonard Watson, President of the Letterkenny Chamber and Deirdre McIntrye, Letterkenny Chamber.Smell the coffee at ShopLK and Kernans special event was last modified: October 1st, 2019 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)last_img read more

Book: Bill Walsh endured difficult childhood en route to success with 49ers

first_imgIf Bill Walsh said it once, he said it 49 times during his first couple years as an NFL head coach:“You know,” he would say, “I didn’t get the chance to be a head coach until I was 48.”He said it so often and with such a wistful countenance that one had no choice but to assume he was haunted by his perpetual longing.It’s common knowledge that Walsh was devastated when the great Paul Brown passed him over for the head coaching position with the Cincinnati Bengals. Walsh had served on Brown’s …last_img read more

Ruth Mompati statue ‘pays tribute to the past’

first_img14 April 2015The work and sacrifices of 89-year-old Ruth Segomotsi Mompati were recognised with the unveiling of a statue of the struggle veteran in Vryburg in the North West province on Friday.Honouring Mompati while she was still alive was the decent and right thing to do, North West Provincial Premier Supra Mahumapelo said at the function held to mark the opening of the revamped Hayes Community Park.“Recognising and celebrating the exceptional role Mama Ruth played in the liberation struggle could not be any better than this, as this will help us never to forget our past,” he said. “We thank you, Mama Ruth, for having laid a solid foundation for us.”The park has recently received a R2.6-million upgrade, commissioned by the Department of Public Works as part of its Expanded Public Works Programme.‘Mark of unity’In her speech, Mompati said: “This statue symbolises the struggle of all races because it is the struggle I was involved in. I dedicate it to all South Africans; especially the people of Vryburg and women of this country, the sculpture must always be seen as a mark of unity, which all must embrace”.Mompati was born in 1925 at Tlapeng village in Ganyesa, outside Vryburg. She was she was one of the organisers of Women’s March on 9 August 1956.She worked as a typist for Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo in their Johannesburg law firm from 1953 to 1961. She joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1954 and was elected to the national executive committee of the Women’s League.RespectIn a tribute to Mandela following the former president’s death in December 2013, Mompati told You magazine: “You could see the type of person he [Mandela] was – he was able to relate to people with respect and therefore he was respected in return &ellip; He wasn’t arrogant; he was more a man with a big heart. I’m not quite sure that I know why women found him attractive although he was an attractive man and he had personality. It must be because he listened. He didn’t talk down to women; he treated them as if they mattered.”Mompati went into exile in 1962, where she underwent military training. She was secretary and head of the women’s section of the ANC in Tanzania. From 1966 to 1973, Mompati was a member of the ANC’s national executive council.During this time, she became part of the ANC president’s office. She also served as the head of the party’s Board of Religious Affairs. From 1981 to 1982, Mompati worked as the chief representative of the party in the United Kingdom and became part of the delegation that opened talks with the South African government at Groote Schuur in 1990.HistoricOn 10 August 1992, a day after the anniversary of the historic Women’s March to Pretoria in 1956, she addressed the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York on the subject of women. The day was then declared an International Day of Solidarity with Women in South Africa.In 1994, she was elected a member of Parliament.She was appointed ambassador to Switzerland from 1996 to 2000 and, on her return, she became the mayor of Vryburg’s Naledi municipality. Bophirima District Municipality, one of the four districts in North West province, was renamed Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality.Mompati received South Africa’s highest honour – Isithwalandwe Seaparankwe – from President Jacob Zuma in January 2014 in recognition of the enormous contribution and sacrifice she made during the liberation struggle.The event, held under the theme, “Celebrating our living heritage and legend”, was attended by Kebby Maphatsoe, the Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans; Max Sisulu, the Executive Council of the Provincial Administration; veterans of the Luthuli Detachments; representatives of the Ruth Mompati Foundation; and hundreds members of the community.Source: SAnews.gov.za and SA History Onlinelast_img read more

RED Workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgIf you’re looking to optimize your RED workflow in Premiere Pro check out this informative video tutorial.  Discover the best ways to work natively with RED .R3D files in Premiere!RED Digital Cinema continues to stay a competitive force in the pro camera market, with the addition of new cams and a major price drop on their models.  Over the last few year many post-production operations have made the switch over to Adobe Premiere Pro.  So, it’s likely then that more RED footage is being cut in Premiere than ever before.To address this, Adobe has included some features in Premiere Pro aimed directly at working with native RED footage.  In the following video tutorial (put out by RED Digital) a RED workflow in Premiere Pro is laid out in a concise but informative way.  Topics addressed include:Using the Media Browser to locate and scrub through .R3D filesAdjusting RED RAW metadata filesSaving RED look presetsUsing a RED Rocket for better performanceModifying the look of footage and modifying metadata in REDCINE-X and having those changes reflected back in Premiere ProLooking to tackle a RED native workflow in Final Cut Pro X?  See our previous post here.For any Premiere Pro video editor or RED shooter, this quick tutorial on RED workflows in Premiere Pro is a worthwhile watch:last_img read more

BJP, Congress push for State holiday in J&K on last Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday

first_imgThe last Dogra monarch Maharaja Hari Singh is emerging as a new rallying point in Jammu, with both the Congress and the BJP pushing for declaration of a State holiday on his 125th birth anniversary on September 23.Congress Member Parliament (MP) Karan Singh, who is the son of the late Dogra king, on September 20 said there was a strong demand to declare the birthday of the Maharaja as a public holiday, and made an appeal to Governor Satya Pal Malik.“It is due to Maharaja Hari Singh that J&K became a part of India when he signed the Instrument of Accession on October 26, 1947. Apart from that, he was a progressive and far sighted ruler who instituted many social and economic reforms. For example, as far back as 1929 he had declared all temples in the State to be open for Dalits. I urge the Governor to declare this day as a pubic holiday,” said Mr. Singh.Mr. Singh’s two sons, in the past, had moved a resolution in the State’s Legislative Council on the issue. However, J&K’s main regional parties, the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have been averse to the idea. Both the parties accuse the Maharaja of “anti-Muslims measures” and blame him for the killing of 22 civilians in Srinagar on July 13, 1931 outside the Srinagar Central Jail in an incident of firing. In fact, to commemorate the “sacrifices” of the 22 civilians, J&K observes a State holiday on July 13 every year.The BJP is equally supporting the initiative. The BJP’s new initiative, ‘Jan Jagran Abhiban’, will see the party hosting a number of rallies in the Jammu and Kashmir regions to highlight “the contribution of the Maharaja to the State”.“We expect senior BJP leaders to arrive in Jammu on September 22 during a Jan Jagran Abhiman rally on eve of the Maharaja’s birthday. The leaders will pay tributes to the Maharaja on the occasion. An exhibition will also be held,” said BJP leader Thakur Narayan Singh.The Jammu Bar Association has also thrown its weight behind the case for declaring a State holiday in J&K.last_img read more

James Washington Has Record-Setting 200-Yard Day Against Texas Tech

first_imgIf you were going to pick a day for James Washington to have his career day, you could do a lot worse than at Texas Tech. Washington is from Stamford, Texas which Google tells me is 147 miles from Lubbock. He had a lot of folks coming in for the festivities. “All of the people of this community, we try to get behind our kids,” his mom Chrysta Washington told the Oklahoman. “Some of them have never seen something like this and it’s an opportunity, because it’s so close. “So a lot of them said, ‘We want to go support him.’ He should have a lot of people there to try and root him on.”AdChoices广告Washington became just the sixth Cowboy to have a 200-yard receiving day in school history. It was the 10th 200-yard receiving day in school history.Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 8.51.44 PMHow good is Gundy going into Lubbock and beating Kliff with a 1A receiver a stone’s throw from Lubbock? It’s pretty great. The other JW. Pokes up 11. pic.twitter.com/p6ipI9Bkf5— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) October 31, 2015 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more