Listen: Returned faces rising the optimism for Ryan McHugh

first_imgRyan McHugh believes Donegal’s jigsaw is piecing together at just the right time.Donegal staged a stirring second-half comeback yesterday at Pairc Ui Rinn to overcome Cork and put them firmly in the promotion shake-up.Definitely delighted, first and foremost with the win,” McHugh said. “That’s what we came for, to go back with two points.“We’d be disappointed with the last five minutes of the first half but, after that, we showed good composure and good skill to kick 1-13 in the second half.”Yesterday marked the returns of the likes  of Neil McGee and Paddy McGrath to a playing capacity with Michael Murphy making his first start of the year.McHugh said: “It’s great to get back as a squad and as a team. You want to have the best players playing every day.’ The 2018 All-Star was speaking to Ocean FM’s Paddy McGill. Listen to the full interview below … Listen: Returned faces rising the optimism for Ryan McHugh was last modified: March 16th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Allianz League Division 2CorkMichael Murphyneil mcgeePaddy McGrathRyan McHughlast_img read more

Berg dam nears completion

first_img27 October 2005The first water from the Berg Water Project near Franschhoek will flow through Cape Town’s taps in two years’ time, 18 years after the project was first mooted.The project will yield about 81-million cubic metres annually by the end of 2007, an 18% increase in the yield of the Western Cape water system. The gross storage capacity of the dam will be 130-million cubic metres.Highest dam wall in South AfricaThe structure, currently about 30% complete, will boast the highest concrete-faced, rock-filled dam wall in South Africa. The dam wall, including its foundation, will be 70 metres high and 990 metres long.It is a unique project, says Mike Killick, the city of Cape Town’s head of bulk water resource and infrastructure planning.The debt raised to finance the project will be repaid by the implementing and funding agent, TCTA, through income from the sale of water to the city of Cape Town.In today’s terms the project will cost between R1.4-billion and R1.5-billion.Water savingsHowever, there is one condition: Capetonians will have to achieve a 20% water saving by 2010, a target that is well on track, says Killick.The project comprises a dam on the farm Skuifraam, about 6 kilometres outside Franschhoek, and a pumping scheme about 9 kilometres away. The project involves the erection of a dam wall on the Berg River and a supplement scheme, also on the Berg River, but downstream of the confluence of the Dwars River.The supplementary scheme includes pump stations and about 10 kilometres of pipelines to transfer water from the abstraction works in the Berg River to the dam and into the Western Cape water system.The process began in 1989, when the Department of Water Affairs and the city council initiated the Western Cape systems analysis, which looked at water available to the city, other local authorities and agriculture.The project is a good example of intergovernmental co-operation between the City of Cape Town, the national Department of Water Affairs and TCTA.Source: CITYWORKS Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Tata increases its stake in Neotel

first_img17 June 2011Neotel’s majority shareholder, Tata Communications, has increased its stake in the South African telecoms operator to over 60% by purchasing a 12.5% stake in the company from the Two Telecoms Consortium for an undisclosed sum.The deal makes Neotel a subsidiary of Tata Communications – part of the US$67.4-billion Tata Group of companies – which now has a enlarged 61.5% stake in Neotel.The increase in shareholding also highlights the strong support Neotel receives from its major shareholder, as well as Tata Communications’ commitment to the South African market.“We welcome the investment from Tata Communications and are reaffirmed by the continued support from all our shareholders,” Neotel CEO Sunil Joshi said in a statement this week.Reinforces relationship with TataThe deal further reinforces Neotel’s relationship with Tata Communications, and enables Neotel to leverage Tata’s proven and vast global network, and consolidate its own position as a serious player in the local market.Neotel, South Africa’s second landline network operator, provides a range of value-added voice and data services for businesses, wholesale network operators and providers, and consumers using its pure-IP Next Generation Network, powered by a fibre-optic backbone.It forms part of the West Africa Cable System consortium, owns the South African landing rights for the Seacom cable system, and is working together with local mobile operators MTN and Vodacom to construct a national fibre-optic backbone.Apart from linking South African cities to each other, Neotel directly links the country to Tata Communications’ global Tier 1 network.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

President Zuma plays his part for education in the Eastern Cape

first_imgJohannesburg, Saturday 5 October 2013 – President Jacob Zuma played his part in supporting education in the Eastern Cape when he handed over the Ethridge Junior Secondary School to the community in Mbizana earlier today. This comes on the day that the world commemorates World Teacher’s Day.Speaking in the Eastern Cape, President Zuma described the noble role of teachers as one where they hold “the future of our country in your hands. The children you mould should be able to lead this country forward to prosperity.”Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola, welcoming President Zuma’s commitment to quality education, said “The building of this school by Anglo American Platinum, supported by the Department of Mineral Resources is a further example of a nation committed to the long term development of its people. Education is one of the greatest enablers of development and a nation’s competitiveness.”“It is a further example of South Africa’s commitment to improving competitiveness by investing in infrastructure that contributes to the lives of the people of this country. Schools which will nurture young minds of our country’s future leaders are critical in building the intellectual infrastructure of our society.”“This has even greater significance since we have just hosted the 2013 One Young World Summit in Johannesburg which brought together approximately 1500 young people from over 180 countries around the world,” concluded Mr Matola.This project is evidence of how stakeholders, working together, can make a positive difference to the people of this country, while also putting communities on a path to sustainable development.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement. Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

And the February 2016 Geocacher of the Month Is…

first_imgThe people who earn the Geocacher of the Month title are not superheroes in the traditional sense: instead of the power of flight, they possess the power to transform a park bench into a treasure chest; instead of teaching the baddies how to be good, they teach newbies good geocaching etiquette; instead of stopping monsters from tearing down the city, they stop decaying geocaches from being archived.There’s a new geocaching superhero in town.Congratulations seastar255!Mr. and Mrs. seastar255 in their favorite zone.Seastar255 is the kind of geocaching team we’d like to clone and have living in every city where geocaching happens on Earth. That sounds extreme…until you hear about their contributions to the Space Coast of Florida Geocaching community.Not only are seastar255 co-founders of the Space Coast Geocachers Association, you can also thank them—and the attendees of their CITO events—for some unusually clean Florida beaches. Their many CITO events are well-known in the south Florica area.Mr. seastar255We spoke to Mr. seastar255 and heard from him in his own words.Tell us about how and why you first began geocaching?“With my wife working most Saturdays, I found myself and my daughter (Young Money Girl) (8 at the time) sitting on the sofa, watching tv, and eating bags and bags of chips. I knew this wasn’t right and there must be something out there for us to do and magically, the very next day there was an article in our local paper about Geocaching. This sounded just like the very thing we needed. I ordered our first GPS (Magellan explorist 100) and waited for it to arrive. Once it came, we manually punched in the nearest cache (about .3 miles away) and set out. The cache was an underwater cache you had to find the string and pull it up. The cache itself was trashed from water intrusion but I will never forget that feeling of our first find. As cliché as it sounds, we were hook ever since. My daughter has been my caching partner for this whole time and I feel lost the times I am on the hunt without her. When we come upon an exceptionally evil hide, mom gets involves as our secrete weapon. We would occasionally get our son involved but it would cost me in some ways and that’s how he got his name, rent-a-kid.”12 years later…why do you still geocache?“The game has changed a lot over the years but one thing has not and that is that feeling you get when you make the find….that feeling never gets old. The camaraderie. We have met so many people over the years and made so many friends for life and have stepped outside our comfort zone by trying things we would never have tried if it weren’t for Geocaching (kayaking, day and night caching in a swamp, climbing trees, camping).”Mrs. seastar255Can you tell us more about your CITO events?“As you can see by our profiles, CITO is a very important part of our Geocaching philosophy. It is just as important to give back our communities that either knowingly or unknowing support our hobby. The space coast geocachers is a very tight knit community and we all share this commitment to our communities. The SCGA tries to hold a CITO event every month but sometimes, life does get in the way.  I wanted my daughter to understand this feeling, so she is equally involved.  We started our mega CITO day during the 2012 international CITO day. That year we had 4 clean-up events and 2 meet and greet food events. After that amazing day, we sat down over dinner and wondered how to make it better. So we did what every genius does, we grabbed a table napkin and jotted down our plans for the next year, 7 clean up events and two meet and greets. And we have been doing that ever since.”Anything else you’d like to say to the Geocaching community?“Let’s boil this hobby down to its core value, it is all about having fun. And as long as people are having fun, Geocaching will continue to grow. As long as we all understand different folks interpret fun in different ways. Patience, tolerance, and acceptance are all qualities I have learned from ‘playing‘ this game.”Celebrating a big milestone! One Geocacher of the Month winner is selected from a list of nominees each month.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform. You’ll need to include the following information:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month. These descriptions can be written in any language.Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDecember Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentJanuary 7, 2015In “Community”December’s Geocacher of the MonthJanuary 28, 2015In “Community” Presents: Space Coast Geocaching StoreDecember 9, 2012In “Française”last_img read more

Police officer killed in encounter with criminals in Bihar

first_imgBarely hours after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked police officials to pull up their socks and not leave anything on bhagwan bharose (mercy of God), a police official late on Friday night was killed in an encounter with criminals in Khagaria district of the state.On a tip off Parsaha police inspector Ashish Kumar Singh led a team of policemen to arrest gangster Dinesh Muni in Salarpur riverine area of Khagaria district and engaged in encounter with them.The remote Salarpur riverine area is known to be a hiding place for notorious criminals in the state.Police had also got information that criminals of neighbouring Naugachhia district too had congregated at the place.The criminals started firing at policemen and a fierce encounter took place between them late on Friday night.A bullet hit Ashish Kumar Singh on his chest and he died on the spot. Another policeman too was injured in the encounter while a criminal too was shot and injured.Later, senior police officers including Meenu Kumari and Pramod Kumar Jha reached the spot with reinforcement. No criminal was arrested yet in the intensive combing operation launched by the policemen in the area.Known as a brave police officer, Ashish Kumar Singh, a 2009 batch Inspector, had survived a bullet injury after he was shot at during an encounter with local gangsters in the same area.Earlier in the day on Friday while inaugurating a new building for police headquarter, chief minister Nitish Kumar had asked police officials to pull up their socks and not to leave things bhagwan bharose (God’s mercy).“It is a fine structure which would help you to work efficiently…get your act together and spare some thoughts for keeping corruption and crime under control…do not leave things bhagwan bharose”, said Nitish Kumar.last_img read more