first_imgFEATURES: Have you always wanted to be able to Jive and Line-Dance? Well now you can because the Millbridge Bar has launched beginners classes in both arts.Beginners Classes Line Dancing with Kathleen: Get your cowboy boots on and head down to us here at the mill were Kathleen will show you all the steps needed to “keep her country”.Classes are from 8pm-10pm every Tuesday Night and admission is €5.Classes start on Tuesday the 8th of September.LEARN TO JIVE AT THE MILLBRIDGE BAR: Sick of sitting shuffling your feet while others are out dancing the night away, well shuffle no more, here at The Millbridge we will teach you how to dance with the best of them!!From Monday 14th September we are holding jiving lessons with Paul for people looking to learn how to jive, waltz or even do the hucklebuck!The lessons will run for 6 weeks costing €6 per night or €30 paid up front on the 1st night. Each class will run from 8pm to 9pm, so what are you waiting for head along to The Millbridge Bar and don’t forget your dancing shoes!!!50% OFF ALL FOOD AND DRINK EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MILLBRIDGE BARENTERTAINMENT: Your weekend now starts on a Thursday at the Millbridge Bar!There is also a superb line-up of entertainment for the weekend at The Millbridge Bar.Friday night jukebox in the bar. Saturday night the ever popular Martin Orr is sure to keep you on your toes!!On Sunday we have Kilmacrennan’s very own trad band Ciorcal Iomlan playing in the snug from 6pm to 9 pm, always a lively evening.On Sunday we have our Carvery Lunch in the newly refurbished Ivy Restaurant from 12pm to 4pm with 4 courses (tea or coffee) for only €16.95 and kids eat for only €4.95.Live premiership matches shown ALL weekend.3 pints for €10 (Mon-Fri)Loyalty cards also available offering 10% off all good and drinkSteak nite special on Tuesday’s Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and donegal daily for our Christmas party nights specialsFor any more info check out our Facebook book or contact us on 074 91 39800.YEE-HAW! LEARN HOW TO LINE-DANCE AND JIVE AT THE MILLBRIDGE BAR was last modified: September 3rd, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

SA cartoonist wins major award

first_img12 October 2005South African cartoonist Zapiro is the winner of the principal award of the Prince Claus Fund for 2005.The Netherlands-based Prince Claus Fund makes a number of awards annually to “support artistic and intellectual initiatives of high quality and strong social commitments”. The principal award carries a prize of €100 000 (about R800 000).Zapiro is the alias of 47-year-old Jonathan Shapiro.‘Out of the blue’“I am not quite sure what I felt when I heard the news. Bewilderment and disbelief, I think,” Shapiro told the Mail & Guardian Online last week.“It came out of the blue!”“Zapiro has been granted this award in recognition of his role in stimulating social and cultural development,” the Prince Claus Fund said in a statement.“The satire of his striking cartoons scrutinises the current social and political realities of South Africa, the African continent and the global arena.”The prize will be awarded in Amsterdam on 7 December.Since 1997 the Prince Claus Awards have been presented annually to artists, thinkers and cultural organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.Zapiro is not the first South African to be recognised by the awards. The District Six Museum in Cape Town were recipients of an award in 2003, Bush Radio and the Film Resource Unit in 2000, and artist David Koloane in 1998.Editorial cartoonistShapiro studied architecture at the University of Cape Town before switching to graphic design.Conscripted into the South African Defence Force, Shapiro joined the United Democratic Front, a broad anti-apartheid grouping.He was detained by the security police in 1988, before leaving the country to take up a Fulbright Scholarship at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he studied under Art Spiegelman, Will Eisner and Harvey Kurtzman.Since 1994 Zapiro has been the editorial cartoonist for both the Sowetan and the Mail & Guardian. His cartoons also appear in the Sunday Times.In 2001 he won a category prize in the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards, the first cartoonist to do so. Nine collections of his work have been published, as well as several exhibitions.“With the kind of thought I put in my cartoons and with the progressive agendas I’ve tried to follow while being involved in different organisations, I contribute to the debate and the kind of thinking that changes things,” Shapiro said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Joburg to host African securities exchanges conference

first_img9 November 2015The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) of stock exchange and brokerage professionals from 25 African countries, will hold its annual conference in Johannesburg from 15 to 17 November, with the theme of sustainability at its core.Hosted by Joburg’s stock exchange, the JSE, Africa Evermore: Growth for Sustainability is an opportunity to gauge and discuss the potential, growth, and stability of Africa’s capital markets.The theme of the conference falls in line with goals of the National Development Plan, which is intent on finding Africa’s place in the global narrative. It is also an opportunity to share skills and knowledge, with an eye on developing a capable and competitive South African stock market industry within the context of Africa and the world.“The conference is important as it features high-level discussions covering themes that are relevant to our capital markets and opportunities to network with leading industry players from across the continent,” said Oscar Onyema, the ASEA president and chief executive of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.The packed two-day programme, said Nicky Newton-King, the JSE chief executive, would provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the strength resulting from the integration of Africa’s security exchanges. “Those who operate in the regulated market need to know that we are part of the global financial markets. We are already beginning to see this for example in East Africa, where they are driving significant regional connectivity.”One of the more significant topics to be discussed will be in-depth analysis of the Role of the Exchange as a Corporate Citizen, in which the upsurge of investment decisions driven by considerations of risk, impact and sustainability rather than just financial returns will be explored.The ASEA prides itself on the promotion and education of its members and stakeholders regarding the importance of socially responsible investments and the need to pay attention to environmental, social and governance issues.Additionally, delegates will have the opportunity to examine new trends in sovereign wealth fund investments. They will look into how this may determine the future and growth of Africa’s stock exchanges and brokerage industry.The conference played a large role in focusing attention on what was happening on African stock exchanges, said John Kamanga, the chief executive of the Malawi Stock Exchange. Kamanga will moderate some of these discussions.A number of ASEA’s member countries have already launched sovereign wealth funds, including Angola, Ghana, and Nigeria. It has been found that the funds invest surplus revenues and can act an effective fiscal stabilisation mechanism in volatile markets, while enabling governments to access liquid assets and channel investment into specific projects like infrastructure development.“The conference serves to confirm that we are open and ready to do business,” said Kamanga, adding that the gathering also had the inherent benefit of being able to network and interact with industry players from the continent, as well as international fund managers and stock exchange members where a transfer of skills and knowledge played a vital role.With the JSE being the continent’s largest exchange and a member of the World Federation of Exchanges, Newton-King agreed. “It is about finding ways to share knowledge and experiences so as to build depth and sophistication of African markets across the continent that will allow linkages to develop over time.”Onyema said that capital markets had been the key drivers of Africa’s economic transformation and continued to play a central role in the continent’s growth story.Source: African Press Organizationlast_img read more

SA sailors shine at World Champs

first_imgSource: Road to Rio 18 September 2013 This achievement is a continuation of a phenomenal set of results for South Africans in these particular championships, contested on 20-foot, single-design keelboats. South Africa’s Olympic sailors made an impressive return to the podium, claiming bronze in the SB20 World Championships in France over the weekend. The SB20 world title was won by the British team of Craig Burlton, Adam Heeley and Stephen White, with the Ukrainian Luka Rodion and his crew of Igor Matvvienko, Andrew Klochko and Anna Stepanova taking second spot. Last weekend saw Hudson mounting the podium for the fifth time in six years, while Xamimpi has now claimed a medal three times in four Championships, and Jim has medalled twice in three Championships.center_img This was followed by Jim and Sizatu claiming a top 10 finish – seventh spot – at the 470 European Junior Championships in Wales. The South Africans will now return home after a gruelling series of competitions with Jim and Sizatu having competed in the 470 Junior World Championships in France (finishing 16th out of 59), and Jim and Hudson claiming 35th spot out of 117 boats contesting the 470 Open World Championships at the same venue. Remarkable records London Olympians Roger Hudson and Asenathi Jim joined forces with Sibu Sizatu and Wadi Xamimpi to claim two race wins, one second-place and three third-place finishes during the week-long competition in Hyeres.last_img read more

Brand South Africa, Freedom Park honour struggle heroes

first_imgOn 27 April 2017 Brand South Africa partnered with Freedom Park to celebrate 23 years of freedom in South Africa.Freedom Park tells the story of Africa from the dawn of man to recent history, including the chapter on South Africa’s liberation struggle. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Freedom Park is a cultural institution housing a museum and a memorial dedicated to chronicling and honouring the many who contributed to South Africa’s liberation.The museum aims to preserve and narrate the story of the African continent, and specifically South Africa, from the dawn of humanity, through pre-colonial, colonial and apartheid history and heritage, to the post-apartheid nation of today.It is a long walk, spanning some 3.6-billion years. On 27 April 2017, normal entry tariffs did not apply at Freedom Park and members of the public we granted free entry.last_img read more

Ohio FFA Convention First Session recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest FFA charities, teachers and administrators, generosity and new chapters were all highlighted in Session 1. The attendees also learned some life lessons from keynote speaker Curtis Zimmerman, a mime and juggler. The state officer candidates for 2015-2016 were announced as well. Ray Stahl, from Buckeye Central, shoots baskets in the trade show. President Sydney Snider welcomes Ohio FFA members New FFA chapters were recognized Braden Thatcher, Lincolnview Chapter, entertains the crowd FFA members are following the instructions of speaker Curtis Zimmerman Curtis Zimmerman, keynote speaker FFA members participate in a challenging game of Simon Says. Andrew Gifford with CROP/Church World Service talks about how FFA chapter donations will help other. FFA chapters and members donated over $16,000 to CROP/Church World Service and nearly $51,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Aaron Klohn, from the Clyde Chapter, learns to juggle on stage.last_img read more

No time to sulk, Azkals look to move on after China rout

first_imgThe team will try to figure out what went wrong against a strong Chinese side, which has now won 13 straight matches against the Philippines.While the attack looked threatening for most of the first half, the Azkals’ defense was exposed time and again by the technically gifted and more cohesive Chinese team. The loss was tough to take for the team with several players getting into a heated argument at the changing room after the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The game showed us how much we have to work to play at that level in Asia,” said coach Thomas Dooley who is now focusing on the Tajikistan match on Tuesday. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Determined to share the ball, Salado joins D-League record books Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Philippine Azkals Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netGUANGZHOU—There’s little time to sulk for the Philippine Azkals on the heels of their worst loss in 15 years here.With a crucial AFC Asian Cup Qualifier coming up against Tajikistan in Dushanbe, the Azkals quickly shrugged off a heavy 1-8 defeat to China last Wednesday night in a friendly at Tianhe Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

Eduard Folayang will go to Japan looking for war vs hometown bet Shinya Aoki

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “As a citizen of this country I have to do my part because this is the area I’ve excelled at and I will show to the world that the Filipinos can excel in this area,” said Folayang. “This is a very big thing for me because I’m not just carrying myself but I’m carrying all the people.”“It gives me a lot of pride and motivation representing the people around me and of course all my countrymen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’ll go there looking for war. I think once he feels fear, it’s in him on how he’ll react.”Folayang annihilated Aoki in their first fight, taking the title via technical knockout after referee Yuji Shimada stopped the fight 41 seconds into the third round.The 35-year-old Folayang made one successful defense of his title against Ev Ting, pulling off a unanimous decision but lost in his next fight via a stunning knockout against Martin Nguyen a day before he got to celebrate the anniversary of his victory against Aoki.Since the loss, Folayang racked up three straight wins all ending in convincing decisions. In the last one against Amir Khan, the Landslide pummeled the Singaporean for five rounds to regain the belt.Folayang also added that he’s traveling to Japan not only as a fighter but as a citizen of the Philippines—a country he vowed to represent in the best way possible.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Eduard Folayang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Eduard Folayang is nearly three months back at the top of ONE Championship’s lightweight division and his first defense is against the man that he beat to get to that golden pedestal.The Philippines’ mixed martial arts icon will defend his ONE World lightweight title against Shinya Aoki in ONE: A New Era in a rematch more than two years in the making in a country his opponent  deeply understand—Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Despite facing a whole nation in support of Aoki, Folayang is unfazed with the forthcoming atmosphere since he knows his win over his Japanese foe back in 2016 is still in the air.Folayang (21-6) said his devastation of Aoki (42-8) in their first fight on Nov. 11, 2016 at Singapore Indoor Stadium left a lasting effect that would still be felt come their rematch on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“What I will do is train hard because he knows I’m ready for this fight and that alone has a psychological effect on him,” said Folayang in Filipino Thursday at Gloria Maris in Gateway for Team Lakay’s media lunch. 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 Krausscenter_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Air Padda out as Adamson Lady Falcons head coach Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View commentslast_img read more