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Pogba Mk II? ‘If he leaves United I’ll support MK Dons!’ Man United fans react to Januzaj rumours

first_img1 As Louis van Gaal’s overhaul at Manchester United continues it appears some squad players, including Adnan Januzaj could leave the club.The Sun are reporting Paris Saint-Germain, Porto and Juventus are all in the hunt for the talented 19-year-old, who has featured just 12 times this season under the Dutchman.But talk of a switch has got Red Devils fans fearing Van Gaal could be forcing the Belgian starlet out of the club.And having lost Paul Pogba to Juventus in recent years, the supporters are fearful they could be about to make another huge mistake.You can see their reaction on Twitter below… Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj last_img read more

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS FOR 2014

first_imgMembers of the Donegal Sports Star committee who are preparing for the 39th County Council sponsored awards in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday, January 30th. Included at front from left – May Logue, Paul Callaghan (Vice-Chairperson), Neil Martin (Chairperson), Grace Boyle (Secretary). Back from left – Gerry Davenport, Myles Sweeney, Paul McDaid, Chris Ashmore, Seamus Curran with joint Treasurers Patrick McLaughlin and Bartley McGlynnThe committee of the Donegal Sports Star awards have announced their list of nominations for 2014.The presentations wil be announced at the awards which will be held in the Mount Errigal Hotel.2014 DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS NOMINEES APPRECIATIONBrid McGinty, Lagan HarpsGary Mc Cullagh, Raphoe Boxing Club ATHLETICSAnne Marie McGlynn, Letterkenny A.C.Mark English, Letterkenny A.C.Oisin Kelly, Cranford A.C.Tori Pena, Finn Valley A.C.BASKETBALL Cian Hickey, Letterkenny BlazeTadhg Hickey, Letterkenny BlazeAndrew McGeever, Letterkenny BlazeBOXING Donna Barr, Twin Towns Boxing ClubDanny Tourish, Twin Towns Boxing ClubDarryl Moran, Illies Golden Gloves A.B.C.Michael Gallagher, Finn Valley A.B.C.Paul Tierney, St. John Bosco Boxing Club, Donegal TownCLAY PIGEON SHOOTGearóid Driver, Raphoe Gun ClubPaddy Brown, Carrigans & St. Johnston Gun ClubPeter Monaghan, Buncrana Gun ClubCYCLINGCiara Doogan, Errigal Cycling ClubConor Halvey, Errigal Cycling ClubP J Doogan, Errigal Cycling ClubEQUESTRIANErin Crawford, CastlefinEvie Smith,Cruit IslandGavin Harley, Rathdonnell, LetterkennyKelda Mo Kelda Morgan Altraskin Stables, St JohnstoneKenneth Graham, MuffLisa Moore, Glenleary, RameltonRoss Trearty, RameltonTyrone Flanagan, CastlefinGAAGeraldine McLaughlin, TermonMichael Murphy, GlenswillyNeil Gallagher, GlenswillyNeil McGee, Gaoth DobhairRory Kavanagh, St. Eunan’sRyan McHugh, KilcarGOLFBrendan McCarroll, Ballyliffen Golf ClubJack Duffy, Buncrana Golf ClubKyle McCarron, North West Golf Club, LisfannonGYMNASTICSEilíse McLaughlin, LetterkennyMaria Gallagher, LetterkennyHALL OF FAMEJames McLaughlin, Burt GAA ClubHOCKEYAlexander Tinney, Raphoe Hockey ClubBen Wallace, Raphoe Hockey ClubJames Corry, Instonians Hockey Club, BelfastHURLINGDanny Cullen, SetantaJoe Boyle, BurtJustin McGee, Seán MacCumhaill’sPaul Sheridan, Aodh Ruadh, BallyshannonMARTIAL ARTSAdam Mc Daid, Elite Martial Arts, DerryDaryl Orr, RameltonElaine Dullaghan, CastlefinEmma Mills, North West Shotokan Karate ClubMary Kate Finnegan, RossnowlaghSamantha Weir, Samurai Uladh Judo ClubMIND SPORTSJohn Joe McGee, Buncrana (Draughts)MOTOR CYCLINGCaolán Irwin, KilmacrennanRhys Irwin, KilmacrennanRichard Kerr, KilmacrennanMOTOR SPORTDeclan & Brian Boyle, LettermacawardDeclan Gallagher, Ardara & Ryan Moore, LetterkennyDonagh Kelly, Frosses & Kevin Flanaghan, NewtowncunninghamKevin Eves, PettigoZach Gibson, Rathdonnell, LetterkennyPARA-ATHLETENoel O’Donnell, Bonagee UnitedPOWER LIFTINGMaria McShane, RaphoeMick Coleman, StranorlarPRIMARY SCHOOLDooish N.S., BallybofeyKeadue N.S., Keadue, BurtonportLurgybrack N.S.Scoil Cholmcille, LetterkennyScoil Mhuire gan Smál, LetterkennyScoil Naomh Fiachra, IllistrinScoil Naomh Fionán, WhitecastleSt. Mura’s National School, Tooban, BurnfootPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS BOYSeán Ó Cuireáin, Scoil Náisiúnta, Ghort a’ ChoirceShane McMonagle, St. Mura’s N.S., Tooban, BurnfootShane O’Donnell, Scoil Cholmcille LetterkennyPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS GIRLSaoirse Bonner, Keadue N.S, Keadue, BurtonportSarah Jane Porter, St. Mura’s N.S., Tooban, BurnfootStephanie Okoh, Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, LetterkennyPRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS TEACHEREilís Mc Clafferty, Scoil Cholmcille, LetterkennyIrene Mc Fadden, Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, LetterkennyKevin Cassidy, Little Angels School, LetterkennyMáire McCole Keadue N.S., Keadue, BurtonportRory Kavanagh, Schoil Cholmcille, LetterkennyPROFESSIONAL SPORT ACHIEVEMENTSeamus Coleman, Everton F.C.ROWINGConor Maquet, Loughros Point Rowing ClubJames McGonagle, Kincashlagh Rowing ClubPaul McGonagle, Kincashlagh Rowing ClubRUGBYLarissa Muldoon, Cappry, BallybofeyNora Stapleton, FahanShannon Heapes, Finn Valley R.F.C.SAILINGRichie Fearon, FahanSean McCarter, BuncranaSECONDARY SCHOOLMulroy College, MilfordRoyal and Prior Comprehensive School, RaphoeSECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS BOYAaron Mac Fhloinn, Gairmscoil Chú Uladh, An ClochánBarry McLaughlin, Crana College, BuncranaBrendan O’Donnell St Eunans College, LetterkennyBrett McGinty, Deele College, RaphoeChris Flanagan, St Eunans College, LetterkennyChristopher O’Donnell, Magh Ene College,BundoranCormac Callaghan, St Eunans College, LetterkennyDarragh O’Connor, Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaJamie Brennan, Magh Ene College, BundoranJason McGee, PCC FalcarraghKyle McCarron, Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaMichael O’ Donnel, Errigal College, LetterkennySeán Ó Duibheannaigh, Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir CeanainnTommy Lee McCarron, Crana College, BuncranaSECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS GIRLChristine Russell, Royal and Prior Comprehensive School, RaphoeKaren Ward, St. Columbas College, StranorlarLauren McElwaine, Loreto Community School, MilfordTara Fergus Sheridan, Magh Ene College, BundoranZoe McGlynn, Deele College, RaphoeSECONDARY SCHOOL SPORTS TEACHERPaddy Carr, Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaStephen Doohan, PCC FalcarraghSNOOKERAnthony Bonner, North West Snooker Club, LetterkennyJohn Connors, North West Snooker Club, LetterkennyRonan Whyte, North West Snooker Club, LetterkennySOCCERCiara Grant, UCD WavesGareth Doherty, Letterkenny RoversLee White, Lifford CelticMalachy McDermott, Cockhill CelticRoma McLaughlin, GreencastleZoe McGlynn, Lagan HarpsSPECIAL ATHLETEMeg Carr, LetterkennyPatrick Quinlivan, LetterkennySURF LIFESAVINGKevin Murray, BallyshannonSarah Patton, BallyshannonSarah Meehan, BallyshannonTriona McMenamin LetterkennySWIMMINGDaragh Summerville, BallyshannonMatthew McGarrigle, BallyshannonEllen Doherty, Swilly SealsEmma Harvey, Swilly SealsJonathan Martin, Swilly SealsLeon Vaughan, Swilly SealsRory Boyce, Swilly SealsTEAMClonmany B Tug of War TeamDonegal GAA Senior Football TeamDonegal GAA Minor Football TeamDonegal Men County Darts TeamDonegal Senior Ladies Surf Lifesaving TeamFinesse Gymnastics Display TeamLetterkenny Gaels Senior Men’s Football TeamLetterkenny Under 16 Medley Relay Swim TeamSt. Eunan’s Senior Men’s Football TeamTeam Donegal Race Around Ireland Cycling TeamTermon Senior Ladies GAA TeamUlster Senior League Interprovincial Soccer TeamTEAM MANAGER/COACHDeclan Bonner, Donegal GAA Minor Football TeamDonal O’Brien, Cockhill Celtic F.C.Francie Friel, Termon Senior Ladies Football TeamJames McIntyre Donegal Surf LifesavingJim McGuinness, Donegal GAA Senior Football TeamRay Durack, Donegal Hurling TeamTRANSPLANT ATHLETEKieran Murray, RameltonTRIATHLONAidan Callaghan, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubChristine Russell, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubGavin Crawford, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubLisa Dalton, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubYOUNG SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEARJohn Kelly, Finn Valley A.C.Karl Griffin, UCD A.C.Rachael Darragh, Raphoe Badminton ClubRyan McHugh, KilcarNOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS FOR 2014 was last modified: January 6th, 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 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Report: Warriors simmering over Kevin Durant’s snub of ‘dignified’ Stephen Curry

first_imgFor all Kevin Durant’s skills as a finisher, he apparently has no clue how to call it quits on a team.Three years ago he bolted the Oklahoma City Thunder, leaving bruised feelings in his wake. Now the Warriors know the feeling.The Athletic reported that Stephen Curry was flying from Shanghai to New York on Sunday to personally meet with Durant before Durant announced a decision on his professional future.We now throw it to Bill Simmons, who divulged details on his podcast. “The …last_img read more

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2009 Conference

first_img“This World Cup is the real thing. You must feel that there is something happening in this country. The banners you use must be larger than life. Every street corner must be filled. We must feel that this show is in town.” Dr. Irvin Khoza, Chairperson 2010 FIFA Organising Committee The 2010 National Communication Partnership (NCP) featured insightful dialogue, rigorous debate and resounding agreement that the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ is South Africa’s next defining moment. We would like to thank you for your participation in this, the fourth communicators’ conference, held on 17th August 2009.As communicators, we support the sentiment that was expressed by Minister Sibusiso Ndebele, in stating, “As a country and continent, we need to pull together. The 2010 FIFA World Cup calls for unity of our people because together we can do more.” Indeed, together we can turn 1.5 million arrivals into 1.5 million advocates of the South African brand and drive greater understanding of Africa’s vibrancy, trade and investment potential.We would also like to express our gratitude to you, for your continued commitment to the National Communications Partnership. It is through your commitment, energy and channels to stakeholders that we can: define and demonstrate our South Africanness ; manage those critical moments of truth that will turn visitors into advocates, and, empower and inspire all South Africans to deliver the first “full colour” World Cup that will help provide the springboard to our Nation’s future growth.To maintain the momentum that was generated on the 17th August It is our commitment to deliver timeous and accessible communication to you, our country’s communicators. In this regard, please keep in contact with us on the 2010 NCP blog or via Twitter. We welcome your continued dialogue and ideas. Please also upload the CD that was provided in your conference packs, which will ensure that you receive our updates and correspondence.Furthermore, in line with the core objectives of the 2009 Conference (to generate an integrated communication plan informed by reliable information from key stakeholders ,and to provide conference attendees with information that will enable them to communicate appropriate facts to their respective stakeholders), we will be disseminating a comprehensive conference report by the end of August 2009, for your use.To view the programme, click here.Should you have any further enquiries, please feel free to contact, Ms. Margaret DingaloIMC Director of Stakeholder RelationsTel: 011 483 0122E-mail: margaretd@brandsouthafrica.comorMr Tiyani RikhotsoTel: 012 314 2834E-mail: tiyani@gcis.gov.zaSincerelyThe National Communications Partnershiplast_img read more

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‘Nothing lasts forever when it comes to reputation’

first_imgBy Anne Taylor22 October 2013In a recent interview with the Mail & Guardian, Brand South Africa’s UK and US country managers show what they’ve learnt over the past 10 years in talking about South Africa“They seem to positively relish the challenge of turning any ­conversation about the country to the positive,” journalist Phllip de Wet writes.He says John Battersby and Simon Barber are not at all like the “typical overly optimistic cheerleader” but, instead, back up their attitudes with solid arguments and “push their rose-tinted glasses almost exclusively on foreign audiences (targets arguably deserving of such treatment)”.The pair were also interviewed by Business Day about the challenges of marketing a complex country like South Africa. Battersby explains that while South Africa rode the crest of the wave after its success as host of the 2010 World Cup, “nothing lasts forever when it comes to reputation”. He explains how they have managed the fall out after Marikana, where 44 people – mostly striking mine workers – were shot dead.View the video on BDLive: SA ‘managing’ its reputational risk overseas Read the interview in the M&G: It’s a brand new day for sunny Mzansilast_img read more

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Three years on: Madiba’s death, reflections from Ramaphosa

first_imgOn the third anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted “Mandela the Freedom Fighter and Mandela the Democracy Builder”. We’ve collected quotes from the speech Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa gave at the event.South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on 5 December 2016, the third anniversary of the death of Mandela. (Image: The Presidency, Facebook)Compiled by: Priya PitamberOn the third anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, 5 December 2016, former freedom fighters, politicians and diplomats gathered at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, where they marked the occasion with an event under the name “Mandela the Freedom Fighter and Mandela the Democracy Builder”.Speakers included Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and Dr Leon Wessels, who served as Ramaphosa’s deputy chair of the Constitutional Assembly.Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, and his granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, were also present.“We are not living the reality of Madiba’s dream,” said Sello Hatang, the foundation CEO.He believed that if Madiba had still been with us, he would have prioritised the challenges the country faced. If this was not done “the formal processes of democracy will lose the great majority of our people”, he said.Watch Ramaphosa’s address:Read quotes from his speech:On recalling the past:We are here to mark the anniversary of a profoundly painful moment in the life of our young democracy, the day on which our founding president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, drew his last breath. Three years later, we are here to remember him, to celebrate him, to honour him and to reflect on his legacy.On Mandela’s arrest:It was on this day 60 years ago, in 1956, that Madiba and 155 other leaders of congress were arrested and charged with high treason. It was a moment of great uncertainty for our country and of great peril for the congress movement and its leaders. It was an audacious and cynical attempt by the apartheid regime to destroy the congress movement and define as treason the demand for those freedoms that are now enshrined in our Constitution.On the signing of South Africa’s Constitution:Later this week, we will mark the 20th anniversary of the signing into law by Madiba of our country’s democratic Constitution. It was a moment of jubilation, as the South African nation was born. The Constitution became our nation’s birth certificate.On challenges and achievements:Despite the progress of the last two decades, we must acknowledge that we have not transformed our economy to serve the interests of the majority. Although we have experienced periods of economic growth, we have not built up an industrial base of the scale and diversity required to extract optimal value from the natural resources we possess in abundance.On learning from history:We risk being diverted from the path we have chosen. It is at a time like this that we are called upon to look into our past. It is perhaps at moments like these that we should seek counsel from the lives of our forbearers. We are called upon to remember the legacies, the struggles, the values and the qualities of the great leaders of our people. We are called upon to reflect on the history of our movement, the principles for which it has stood and the ideals for which it has fought – and for which we continue to fight.On unity:The Constitution is not only the supreme law of the republic. It also informs who we are and what we want to be. The unity that we must work to build must be founded on the principles of non-racialism and non-sexism. It requires that we grapple directly with the attitudes, practices, institutions and material circumstances that perpetuate racism and sexism.On an equal society:For as long as the natural state of the black South African is poor and the natural state of the white South African is privileged, we will never succeed in building a non-racial society. For as long as the economic and social conditions of women are inferior to those of men, we will never succeed in building a non-sexist society. There is an urgent need – if we are to be a united nation – to redistribute the wealth of our country.A united South Africa requires the restoration of the land to those who work it. It requires meaningful transfer of ownership and control over the country’s natural resources, over the means of production, to the people as a whole.On the National Development Plan:South Africans need to be committed to a common programme to achieve that vision. That vision and that programme is the National Development Plan. The actions it identifies for the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequality by 2030 have largely been embraced by a broad cross section of South African society.On listening to each other:The most significant advances in our struggle – indeed in much of human endeavour – have been achieved through dialogue. But where there is no meaningful engagement, where those in positions of responsibility do not listen to the cries of the people, then the seeds of discontent, of instability, of conflict are sown.This is a moment when we, as leaders, need to listen and be in conversation with our people. This is the time to listen. This is not the time to display a sense of arrogance. This is not the time to ignore our people.On Mandela’s leadership:For he embodied so much of what we seek in a leader. Although he was one of the most famous figures of the 20th century, he was humble to a fault, never arrogant and devoid of any sense of entitlement. He listened to those he disagreed with. The more he disagreed with someone, the more intently he listened. He was always a unifier, never a divider. Now more than ever, we need leaders of his quality and integrity, leaders who are committed to serve only the interests of the people.We have to ask ourselves uncomfortable questions such as “Does South Africa today have such leaders?”. Does our movement have such leaders? Are we living up to the example that Madiba, (Oliver) Tambo, (Walter) Sisulu and (Albert) Luthuli set? Most importantly, are we living up to the expectations of our people?In conclusion:Let us remember how Madiba characterised his journey through life. Let us make Madiba’s journey our journey. Let us make Madiba’s long walk our own long walk.I miss Madiba more when I remember his moving and touching words about his journey when he said:“I have walked that long road to freedom.I have tried not to falter.I have made missteps along the way.But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”I too dare not linger for my long walk has not yet ended.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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Last stop: Minissha Lamba

first_imgThis graduate from Delhi University always had a dream of making it to Bollywood, and finally made her debut in 2005. Here she tells us that she loves diving with sharks and wants to be on the moon some day.Last vacation: I went to Kuala Lumpur for the Grand Prix. It was fantastic!A souvenir you’ve just picked up: I’m not much into souvenirs, but a friend of mine recently got me a lighter (even though I don’t smoke) from The Venetian in Macau which. It is in the shape of a stack of chips. I simply love the design. Most extravagant holiday: My visits to Dubai are very extravagant. I spend on shopping, nightlife and dinners. I also indulge in activities such as skydiving, going to water parks, and diving with sharks. A place you shot in and fell in love with: A small little town in Rajasthan called Gajner. We stayed at Gajner Palace while shooting for Anamika. I’ve been wanting to go back for a long time.Weirdest conversation with flight neighbour: I’m usually not a very chatty person on flights, and most of the time I’m engrossed in a book. Once I was sitting next to a businessman who, while leafing through a magazine, found an article on me. He then started talking to me and pretended he didn’t know of me. I gave him a bogus name and told him that I was an oceanographer and for 15 minutes, explained the intricacies of my work.Trains, planes or automobiles: I prefer any mode of transportation that would get me from point A to B at the earliest.Baggage check–how much do you carry: I am a fairly light traveller and always way under the travel allowance.Music you heard while travelling and now listen to regularly: I don’t get the opportunity to listen to the music of the region when I travel. My music influences come mainly from songs that I hear in films.What do you carry to make flights comfortable: A big fat book and a shawl. Invariably, at most places the air-conditioning is too strong.Ever done a spur of the moment trip–only credit card and no baggage?I don’t own a credit card to this date. Most of my personal trips are generally spontaneous. When they are planned it feels like work.Favourite overseas places for shopping: Southeast Asia and Dubai. Favourite holiday spots: Any coastal area with calm waters where I can swim and indulge in water sports. I am a complete beach person. Places on Minissha’s wishlist: Morocco, Egypt, Prague, Peru, Tokyo and, hopefully, the moon as well! advertisementlast_img read more

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BC film production to top 26B in 2017 setting new record

first_imgIf you’ve spotted one of the many crews set up around Metro Vancouver recently, it’s likely no surprise to you that B.C.’s film industry is booming.According to Creative BC, the independent agency charged with promoting creative industries in the province, that’s not just movie magic: the latest numbers show motion picture productions are set to spend a record amount in the province this year.Boosted by a low Canadian dollar, motion picture expenditures in B.C. are estimated to top $2.6 billion this fiscal year – the highest ever – up 35 per cent from 2015-2016. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The agency says 338 productions qualified for tax credits this year, up from 297 last year.According to B.C.’s 2017 budget, those credits will cost taxpayers $391 million.READ MORE Twitterlast_img read more