DDTV: Fr. Brian O’Fearraigh has showed his wide range of talents aren’t confined to the altar, by performing in a ballad written about the impending water charges being imposed by the current government. The charges have been strongly opposed by thousands of Irish citizens and Fr. O’ Fearraigh has already publicly condemned a tax he feels is morally unjust.O’Fearraigh has supported the ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ campaign and believes people shouldn’t be bullied into paying yet another tax as he already knows hundreds of families all over Donegal can’t afford the added weight of another bill.In the video above O’Fearraigh performs the ‘Water Protest’ song and is ably assisted by talented local musicians from The Rosses and Gweedore.Simply click play on the video above to watch and enjoy. 🙂 DDTV: WATCH DONEGAL PRIEST PERFORM IN HILARIOUS WATER PROTEST VIDEO was last modified: May 24th, 2015 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:DDTVFeaturesnews
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Frank Gore Jr. is a chip off the ol’ blocking back. And he is challenging — in that loving fathers and sons way — his old man’s status as GOOF (Greatest Of Our Family).Frank Gore Sr., of course, is the former 49ers running back who has cracked the 1,000-yard mark nine times in his first 13 NFL seasons (Year No. 14 began with a 61-yard effort for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday).“I can return the ball, I can catch the ball, I can run the ball,” Junior told TMZ Sports. Senior, Junior says, “(is) …
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20 June 2008Fujitsu Siemens Computers has sold a stake of 25% plus one share in its South African operations to black economic empowerment group the Thuthukani Investment Consortium, for an undisclosed sum.The consortium consists of Thuthukani Information Technology (IT) Services, Amava Holdings and an additional broad-based black economic empowerment trust.In a statement this week, Fujitsu Siemens states that the transaction is unique in nature, as it is the first multinational computer maker to have sold equity in its local operation to an empowerment group – with the consortium being set up as a special purpose vehicle to facilitate the deal.Other multinationals have opted for an alternative route, allowed for under South Africa’s empowerment legislation.According to a Business Day article on the deal this week, “equity equivalents” are an instrument whereby multinationals can calculate the value of 25% of their local operations and invest that sum into schemes such as training and social responsibility initiatives.Fujitsu Siemens Computers South Africa MD Idris Suleman said that the empowerment transaction began when his predecessor convinced the board of directors of the need to engage with an empowerment grouping, about two-and-a-half years ago.Meaningful contribution“The board gave its approval, but tasked us with finding the right partner, one who would grow with us,” said Suleman. “In addition, the board required that we do not engage in any form of ‘window-dressing’, but that we conclude a deal that will be meaningful for the company and the broader socio-political environment of the country.”Fujitsu Siemens Computers South Africa appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance as their lead adviser, ensuring a strict adherence to governance principles and to give a level of comfort and independence to the board of the holding company.Fujitsu Siemens president and CEO Bernd Bischoff pointed out that the South African and African markets were extremely important to the company’s overall business strategy, and it therefore had a responsibility to have a positive influence on every aspect of the business environments in which it operates.“Through engaging in a transaction of this nature, I believe that we are making a positive contribution to South African society, particularly as this ensures that the fruits of our endeavours will be shared across a broader base of the economic spectrum,” he said.Seeking entrepreneursAfter meeting with and reviewing several potential suitors, and conducting thorough due diligence exercises on all prospects, PricewaterhouseCoopers introduced the Thuthukani Investment Consortium, with the belief that they offered the best prospects in terms of cultural and value alignment.According to Fujitsu Siemens, the company felt that the strong-entrepreneurial nature of the members of the consortium and the direct involvement of the principals in the companies, matched its own style and approach to business.“We were presented with a unique opportunity to invest,” said Thuthukani IT Services MD Fannie Mahlangu, who has since been appointed to the board of directors of Fujitsu Siemens Computers South Africa.“What we found appealing about Fujitsu Siemens Computers, was that the company has tremendous potential for growth and is complementary to our business. Additionally, there was a strong cultural and philosophical match between us,” he said.Amava Holdings CEO Puven Ramasamy pointed out that Fujitsu Siemens Computers, with its portfolio of hardware and services would complement several of the company’s previous investments.“With this transaction, we continue to emphasis our focus on the IT sector,” he said.Not the usual suspectsSuleman pointed out that Fujitsu Siemens Computers South Africa was adamant in not wishing to take on “the usual suspects” in its empowerment transaction, stating that it was critical for the company to find a partner whose values were in alignment with their own, and had a hunger to take the business to new heights.“In the Thuthukani Investment Consortium, we have found a group of emerging entrepreneurs who epitomise all that is good about empowerment,” he said. “Having had the opportunity to learn more about both Thuthukani and Amava, I am confident that we have made an excellent choice and that we will complement one another’s business and grow together into the future.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Expedition Unlimited is a collaboration between South African Tourism and the Netherlands’ VSB Fonds and National Committee for International Co-operation and Sustainable Development. A new reality TV show, Expedition Unlimited, is showcasing the South African adventures of five models and five young people with physical disabilities on Llink television in the Netherlands. In the first episode, broadcast on 10 November, five teams, each comprising one model and one disabled person, were assembled. Over the next nine episodes, the teams perform a series of challenges – including a specially developed tandem bicycle route – at scenic locations across South Africa. 14 November 2008 Expedition Unlimited provides viewers with a glimpse of different worlds: South Africa versus the Netherlands, models versus people with disabilities, the African bush, the desert, the sea and mountains. “As such, each episode aims to depict South Africa to Dutch consumers as both exotic and challenging, but also accessible and engaging.” SAinfo reporter “South Africa is a prime example of a country full of contrasts and extremes – the ideal place for challenge and adventure,” says Ilse-Marie Sobering, marketing and communications manager at South African Tourism in the Netherlands. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material While each stage involves cycling, each episode also includes new and uniquely South African challenges as teams compete for a head start in the next episode – and ultimately for the 20 000 first prize. For more information, visit Expedition Unlimited.
3 August 2011Technology company Altech UEC has opened a high-tech facility outside Durban with an annual manufacturing capacity of three-million digital set-top boxes (STBs), which are needed as South Africa and sub-Saharan African countries convert their television signals from analogue to digital transmission.With demand for STBs in South Africa expected to reach more than nine-million, and a further 30-million required for the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, the company has consolidated six buildings on two sites into a single, state-of-the-art, 13 500 square metre factory at Mount Edgecombe.“Our investment in this facility is in direct support of government policy,” Altech CEO Craig Venter said at the launch on Wednesday. “Not only are we employing people in the factory, but services such as packaging, delivery and installation will create tens of thousands of small business opportunities in the years to come.“In the process, people will acquire new skills, equipping them for the next wave of ICT innovation and development.”Economic spin-offs destined to be hugeVenter said the economic spin-offs are destined to be huge – from technical support to retailing – while the increased demand for broadcast content, especially regional-based programming, will create more jobs for local content producers and their supply chains.“New jobs will be created all down the delivery chain, while millions will be able to benefit from better education and communication through new electronic means,” said Venter. “Digital migration creates an opportunity to build a globally competitive export sector that is an objective of the [government’s] Industrial Policy Action Plan.”Venter said the new generation STBs would enable millions of people in South Africa and the wider region to access digital television.Resuscitating local research and developmentVenter said ICT innovation, driven by intellectual property, was a “cornerstone of global competitiveness”. There was therefore a need to resuscitate local research and development and, while a South African Silicon Valley might be far-fetched, poverty could only be eradicated by economic growth, which depended on competitiveness.“In a world where everybody has access to the same technological tools, competitiveness depends on how the technology is applied to harness information and create new knowledge,” he said. “People and countries who can meet these demands are the ones who succeed.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School was held July 10 to 14 in Columbus. The program moves around the country and shepherds from around the nation flocked to Ohio for the event this year.This year’s schedule included the popular Ohio State University Lamb 509 program plus an Ohio sheep industry tour through parts of northeast Ohio. A class of nearly 30 students was selected by the National Lamb Feeders Association to take part in this unique combination of presentations, tours, and hands-on activities to increase understanding of meat quality and marketing and enable participants to improve the profitability and competitiveness of lamb.Tour stops included trips to Stitzlein Club Lambs, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Mt. Hope Auction, the farm of Amish shepherd Leroy Kuhns, and Don Hawk’s confined lamb feedlot in Knox County.“It was a great learning experience. It was like-minded folks trying to learn from each other. The Ohio State University is a highly regarded institute and the professors have been amazing,” said Coulter Payne, from Texas. “I have never been to Amish country. That was a real eye opener for me. I am always looking for different animal handling and behavior type of information and seeing all of these different facilities and operations and talking with all of these folks about what works for them and doesn’t work, I learned a number of things I can hopefully take back and use in our operation in Texas.”The broad diversity of lamb operations from around the country was a common theme of the event.“The lamb industry is different all across the U.S. I didn’t expect it to be this different. We don’t have the niche markets you do here. I didn’t even realize those niches existed,” said Cora Wahl from Oregon. “It has been a great three days. The highlight would definitely be the carcass processing and evaluation. And Ohio is more beautiful than people have said.”Henry Zerby, Lydia Garcia, and Roger High from OSU were the co-coordinators of the program. Many other Ohio State University faculty, staff and students were also involved with an extensive background in all phases of lamb production, meat science and marketing. The school also offered many opportunities for networking and sharing information with a wide variety of producers from all parts of the country. Mt. Hope Auction OARDC research lambs Mike Stitzlein talks about his club lamb business. OSU faculty, staff and students helped put on the event. Rick Reynolds from UPI talks about grading lambs. The group of shepherds from around the country really enjoyed Holmes County.
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts The 2012 U.S. presidential election isn’t the nation’s first social media election. This time around, though, the contest is shaping up to be a newsfeeding frenzy.There are lots of ways to participate in the upcoming election online, but social media provides more opportunities than ever. Four years ago, slightly more than 20 percent of U.S. citizens used social networks. That number has snowballed to 50. Since 2008, Facebook membership has increased nearly 10 times, Twitter membership by a factor of five. Barak Obama’s list of friends and followers has ballooned by an order of magnitude. Similarly, Mitt Romney has more than 10 times as many as John McCain did last time around (though still only about a pitiable quarter of the incumbent’s social-network following).How are the candidates taking advantage of all their newfound connections? Not so well.See also: How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates OnlineAt first glance, the president appears to be on the ball: He tweets 29 times a day to his challenger’s one. That said, Barry’s tweets are boilerplate newsbites reported in the third person, clearly written by a harried flack. Mittens’, on the other hand, are somewhat personal statements in his own somewhat combative voice. (I know which candidate I’d subscribe to, if I were in a subscribing mood – never mind which one I support.)For more perspective on how social media is shaping Election 2012, check out this fascinating infographic from marketing firm Vertical Measures. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit ted greenwald Tags:#Social Web#web
Magnolia’s Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon told Chito Victolero that they’ll make up for a lackluster Game 1 while getting ready to face Barangay Ginebra in a no-tomorrow match for the Hotshots on Monday night.The dynamic point guards proved that they can walk their talk.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated CEU stays unbeaten; McDavid finally triumphs Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Jalalon scored 17 points and Barroca accounted for 13 as they led the Hotshots to a 106-77 ripping of the Gin Kings at Smart Araneta Coliseum to forge a deciding Game 3 in their PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal duel.“They told me Sunday (after an 86-75 loss) that they will go all out in this game. And I’m thankful and proud that those two guys played the games true to their promise,” Victolero said in Filipino as he and his Hotshots gathered the needed momentum—and confidence—for the you-or-me match set Wednesday also at the fabled Big Dome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTNT kept its composure behind chief gunner Jayson Castro and held off four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer, 93-88, in the nightcap, to also force a Game 3 on Wednesday.Castro finished with 19 points and nine assists, helping the KaTropa in the stretch together with Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Ian Sangalang scored 21 points to lead the Hotshots, and together with Jalalon and Barroca formed a three-cornered battering ram that chopped down the hulking Gin Kings to size.Jalalon and Barroca, incidentally, combined for just seven points in the series-opening loss.The Hotshots made use of a blistering 11-0 start that kept the Kings at bay the rest of the way.Magnolia’s largest lead came up to 31 late in the final quarter.“The most important thing here was our mind-set: That we needed to go all out,” Victolero said. “This is exactly what we had hoped for—a chance to compete.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Sol Mercado scored 13 for third-ranked Ginebra, who was so out of sorts that it stood as the team-best total in the rout.Ginebra’s imposing frontline of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar settled for just five points each following a pair of double-doubles in the series opener.“This is a short series,” Victolero said. “We’ll just have to prepare well and just hope the breaks of the next game go our way.”“But I’m liking our chances. We were able to tie it now,” he added. “With the same level of effort and desire, I think we have a chance.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next